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liEWSOLFLIIIKSOPEii Jackson Park Grounds Are Formally Given to the Public. BIG CROWD ATTENDS Judge Tuley Presents Drivers to Members of the Board. President Donfrbfr and Superintendent Foster Tee OH Before the RfgiUr Gsmea. With the consciously gracious waggle of a veteran golfer. President Jostph Donners berger of the South park board teed oft the first ball at the opening of the Jackson park public links yesterday afternoon. Although It was his first introduction to a golf club, he accepted the silver-mounted driver presented him by Judge Tuley, and. with a most confident air, addressed the ball which Robert Risk had teed up, and "foozled" his first drive. After using the regulation vocabulary of la conic but forcible language which accom panies "footles" President Donnersberger retired In favor of Superintendent J. Frank Fos ter who was also the recipient of a silver- mounted club Imported from North Berwick, Scotland. Nervous as the result of sleepless nights studying "How to Play Golf," but JUDGE TULEY STARTS THE TROUBLE. hopeful of a good drive. Superintendent Foster grasped his driver, screwed his courage to the sticking point, took a few preliminary waggles, and, meeting the ball with the heel of his club, sent the "gutty" about forty yards to the right of the teeing ground, where It took refuge among the ruins of one- of the World's Fair buildings, and h!a caddie is still looking for it. Promptly at 4 o'clock Judge Tuley, on behalf of the golfers who advocated the laying of the links, presented President Donnersberger and Superintendent Foster with a pair of silver-mounted drivers, and, surrounded by a cosmopolitan crowd of golfers, cycllata, tennis players, fishermen, and the ubiquitous caddies, made the following - presentation speech: "On behalf of the public, I desire to thank the park commissioners for the beautiful links that they have laid out for Its amusement and recreation. There are no signs In this park to keep off the grass, and you have practically invited us to keep on the grass. Instructions for Novices. "We desire to Interest you in the great game of golf, and I am requested to present you with a pair of drivers. Being a veteran golfer myself, and knowing that this Is your maiden effort, I will take the liberty of giving you Instructions, only different from the usual ones I give. Take your stance, and don't keep your feet in the air where your head ought to be. Get a caddie not a tea caddie, but one to lock after your tee. The caddie knows more than you, or more than you'll ever know. Make a small tee not a capital and! put your ball on top of it. Put both your eyes and all of your eyes on the ball, and keep them there. Then swing your club over your left shoulder and don't make a duff or a foozle. - "Be sure and not press too hard, and bring It down with a good swipe. After you hit the ball if you do send your caddie after It. Ho may find it in an hour, or may take the whole afternoon to do so. When you discover it, a foot from where you are stantl- PRESIDENT DONNERSBERGER TEES OFF. leg, after a half-hour's search, seize your roashle and go for the ball again; and when you get a good mashle shot be careful not to hook the ball with the toe of your club. Drive it towards the hole, and when you get on the green use your putter. Whenever you can steal a hole or make a gobble, take It. With those clear -and lucid Instructions, I now present you with the implements of warfare, and I want to say to you that if you get the golf fever once, that' the end of you. It's worse than any other kind." President Dosunktrstr Replies. Judge Tuley's remarks were suitably re plied to by President Donnersberger, who stood at one side, with" an old Scotch golfer, endeavoring to learn a few expressions of the links, and a Highland brogue to accompany them. It was a case of where Gaelic and Teutonic would not blend, and the park president was forced to use his choicest Thirty-Fourth ward vernacular In 1 returning thanks, and declaring the links open to the public After Superintendent Foster had driven, the crowd gcod-shumoredly insisted on Judge Tuley's teeing off. remarking that as he was such a good instructor he should be a good golf pupil. The venerable Jurist addressed the ball carefully, and with a full swing sclaffed badly, and foozled. As he did not Immediately replace the divot of turf, which lie dug up, the crowd Jokingly insisted that he must respect the rules and replace displaced turf, so he returned and graciously did so. The formal opening of the links was made at the second tee, as Professors ZeubHn and Robert Risk, to whose efforts the laying out . ef the course Is mainly due, were afraid that too many balls would be lost in the water" hazard, which is only about forty feet from the teeing ground of the first hole. It was a lucky thing, from a financial point of , Tlew, that they were so circumspect, as the drives of both President Donnersberger and Superintendent Foster would hare met with Vlery graves bad they been delivered at the first letf. - - - No sooner had the formalities been com pletod than the surging crowd wended lis way to the first tee. The beautiful weather bad the effect of making the park look its prettiest, and the bright costumes worn by many of those present, added to the brilliancy of the scene. Idle curiosity was responsible for the presence of many, to whom golf has heretofore been a newspaper topic, while the usual crowd of park visitors roamed over the links, displaying utter disregard for the etiquette of the royal and aunclent game. Timothy Richards, called "Ted" for short, as he facetiously remarked, was the busiest and most important man on the green. Author ised to preserve order and to see that the rules were observed, and not being over familiar with them himself, he soon discovered that his position was cot an enviable one. Between regulating the starters, keeping back the crowd at the first tee, dodging club swings, nnd hollering "fore." Richard did not have a very exalted opinion of golf and golfers when daylight lingered in the lap of dusk, and the weary golfers started to leave the links. Judging from the manner In which tbe cn-lookers overran the course, it will be necessary for Richards to have nine assistants, one at each hole, or the golf balls which sailed promiscuously over their heads will eventually land against them. Those at the First Tee. Among the crowd at the first tee were Dr. H. W. and Mrs. Gentles, Professor and Mrs. Zeublin of the Quadrangle club. Professor Alexander Smith, G. M. Forman, Robert Risk, Mrs. Robert Stuart, Alexander Robertson, C. Hunter of Boston, Seymour Edger-ton of the Riverside Golf club, and many other enthusiastic lovers of the game. The fair green all the way through was In good condition, although the grass was high in parts, but the putting greens were unusually slow and need much rolling. The first hole is very sporty, as the canal which runs through It, about forty feet from the tee is the tomb of half the balls driven. So many balls met a watery grave yesterday afternoon that two members of the life-saving station, which is only a block away Joseph Langlols and Soln Peterson, pulled a row boat into the canal and lay in wait for the foozled shots that went canalward. A continuous hazard lies on the right of the first four holes, in the shape of some ruins of the World s Fair buildings, and a pulled ball that lands there Is badly punished. The most picturesque hole on the course Is the fifth which Is situated on the Island, with a narrow green awaiting the lie of the drive, which has to carry over a lagoon. The four last holes are laid out on a splendid piece ot turf and are comparatively easy, 't?ouKh the drive for the eighth teeing ground has o carry over some rough country or get badly punished. First Restnlnr Game. When Robert Risk of the Riverside Golf club teed his ball, with G. M. Forman as opponent, the first regular game of golf on the Jackson park public links was started. Lawrence Albert and his brother Valentine of the Milwaukee Country club were their caddies and when the former teed Risk a ball an expectant hush came over those present A good drive with a clear carry landed Risk ball in a cold-storage vault of the famous old burned building, and. not anticipating such a hazard, he dropped a ball and took a brassie shot. Meantime Forman was having his own troubles at the first tee. Three consecutive drives of his found repose in the bosom of the lagoon, but he eventually got over, and, after an Interesting nine-hole watch. Risk won the game by three up. Professor Zeublin and C. Esfon were the next starters, Esson having the honor. A topped ball, which escaped through an opening In the fence on the bank of the lagoon, carried Esson to afety. but Professor Zeublin lost six consecutive balls before he succeeded In crossing the water. Esson eventually defeated his opponent by six up. The best match of the day was played between C. Hunter of Boston and Bertram E. Smith of Chicago. Hunter had the honor, and. with a splendid drive, carried within fifty yards of the green. Smith Drive Well. Smith drove off with a cleek. and carried splendidly over the burn, and after a short second got near the green in three. Hunter made the green In five, while Smith sclaffed on the fourth and overapproached on the fifth. Hunter's ball hung over the hole in six, and he holed out in the seventh. Getting back from his overapproach. Smith got on the green on the sixth, and holed out In. seven, halving tbe hole. At tbe second Hunter bad the honor, and sliced Into a hazard on tbe right. Smith got a straight drive of sixty yards, and sclaffed on bis second. His third was a good 140-yard cleek shot, and after three more shots be holed out. Hunter negotiated the bole in six and won one up. At the third hole Hunter's 160-yard drive was carried by the wind into tbe hazard on the right. Smith's cleek play was good at this hole, but Hunter took him into camp two down. Both contestants got on tbe fourth green In three, but Smith took seven to hole out to Hunter's five, the latter winning. 2 up. Going to the fifth hole, which is on the island. Hunter drove into the lagoon, while Smith.'s drive landed straight, but among some bushes. Owing to an infringement of the. rules in moving the bushes. Smith lost the hole, although Hunter took seven shots to his five. Hunter mude the sixth in three. Smith taking eight. Hunter's figure is tbe best record yet made for this hole, and was remarkable on such slow greens. Score of the Game. The seventh was made in four by Hunter, Smith's figure being five. Smith won tbe eighth hole by 1 up. his score being six to seven for Hunter. The "home" hole was also won by Smith in six. Hunter taking seven. The score by strokes for each hole was: Hunter 7 6 5 ? 3 4 7 753 Smith 7 7 S 7 5 8 E f C--6H Tbe links will be open tor play every day except Sunday, snd no permits are necessary, neither will reservations of the course be made. AGED WOMAN FATALLY BURNED. Sirs. Kate Friend Makes Heroic Flarht Against Fire. Mrs. Kate Friend, 60 years old, was burned fatally last night at her home, No. 207 West Twelfth street, in a fire which hemmed btr in her room. She fought the flames desperately, as tbey caught her dress and spread about her. She succeeded la escaping from the room, staggering onto a landing, where, fainting, she rolled down stairs. She was found by J. Finncrman and was taken to the county hospital. The flames did slight damage. Mrs. Friend, who Is a widow, occupies an apartment on the rear of the second floor. Finncrman was in the front part of the tame floor. While Mrs. Friend was reading at 9 o'clock last evening, the oil in her lamp became exhausted. She went into the kitcfaen and filled the lamp, spilling the oil. After lighting tbe lamp, she threw tbe matca upon the floor, and the kerorene which had been spilled was Ignited. The flames spread over the room and surrounded her. When Finnerman found her part of her clothing had been consumed by tbe fire. Finnerman carried ber to H. J. Costa's drug store at Twelfth and Desnlalnes streets, where her burns were bandaged. She was tnen taken to tbe county hospital, where sne lies at tne point or aeain. NEW MISSION-HOUSE OPENED. Celebration at Sailors Home at Xo. 723 North. Halated Street. The .Sailors' Home Mission, a religious in stitution at No. 723 North Halsted street, was formally opened last evening. Two bun dred persons were crowded together In the mission when ex-Judge Daniel Evans delivered tbe opening address. Ex-Judge Evans explained tbe purpose of the Institution, which is to rurnisn sneiter to nomeiess sail ors. The Rev. Malcolm McDowell then spoke, and' short addresses were delivered br others Interested in tbe mission. The mission will be supported by charitable Chi cago people. . It has a capacity for 300 lodg era. Religious services will be held there every evening, r- - 172,50 to California and Back. By tbe Santa Fe rente. Tickets on sale May IS to 18, inclusive; return limit, July 16. Ticket office, Jo. 109 Adams street. THE DALLY INTEB HAS HEW FARE PLAN N. P. "Willard Wants Reduced Rates for PassengersWho Stand. HE PLACES A LIMIT Tells Judiciary Committee He Thinks It Feasible. Corporation Connsel la Asked to Give an Opinion on the Question City Hall Xotce. A new plan to force the street-railway companies to run more cars was presented to tbe city council judiciary committee yesterday. A lawyer named Norman P. Willard evolved the scheme, and it at once caught the fancy of Alderman Ailing, the originator of the "passenger limitation," or "no-seat-no-fare" ordinance. Mr. Willard proposed to fix the fare for the passenger who stands in a car for tbe want of a seat at 2 or 3 cents. He said if transportation with a seat was worth only 5 cents, then a 5-cent fare for transportation without a teat was an unreasonable and unjust. "Two ways have been proposed to give passengers seats," be said. "One Is to limit the number of passengers in each car, and the other to increase the number of cars. Neither method will prevent the overcrowding of cars. The companies say they are running all the cars they can, and you cannot prevent persons from entering a crowded car. The companies do not run enough cars between the rush hours to give everybody a seat. Their greatest profits come from the men who hang on to tbe straps. It seems to me It isn't fair for the companies to charge 5 cents for the man who stands. The person who is given only standing room should pay only 2 or 3 cents." "Suppose I get on a crowded car and stand up three or four or half a dozen blocks, pay 2 or 3 cents, and then get a seat and ride five miles, as I often to," Interrupted Alderman Nelson. "Would that be fair?" "I don't believe that would happen often," replied Mr. Willard. "Oh. yes. it would. I have had it happen scores of times. It happens every day," said the alderman. "The distance might be limited to a quarter cf a mile standing up," continued Mr. Willard. "The man who had stood up a quarter of a mile would be entitled to a rebate of 3 cents. Let tbe fare be collected at the distance of a quarter of a mile of standing up." Mr. Willard was asked who would be the judge as to the distance whether the passenger or the conductor. It was also suggested that if the fare were not collected until after the quarter of a mile tad been passed the passenger might leave the car before that distance was passed without paying any fare at all. Mr. Willard thought there would be no trouble working out the details of his scheme. He thought that an ordinance containing the provisions he suggested would be regarded as fair and reasonable. To prevent conductors "knocking down" fares, he said two bell registers cculd be put in each car or two bell punches used. He thought his plan would lead the companies to put on more cars between the rush hours to save the 3 cents they would lose on the stand-up fares. Alderman Bennett, chairman of tbe committee, asked If the couocll. in Mr. Willard'f opinion, could reduce the rate of fare. He answered that the Supreme court, in a recent decision, in the Rogers Park waterworks case, held that the municipality could reduce the water rates, and by the same reasoning the rate of car Tare could be reduced. Alderman Ailing thought there was much virtue in Mr. Willard's scheme. The other members of the committee were disposed to look on it as impracticable. One of them thought a lawyer would have to be sent with each car to pass on the disputes that would arise between the passengers and the conductor. On the motion of Alderman Ailing, the corporation counsel was asked for an opinion on the question of the clty'c right to reduce fares for 2 cents for a passenger occupying standing room in a car, and the committee adjourned until next Tuesday. Mayor Harrison was asked what bethought of the new scheme. He made no direct reply, but said: "If those fellows are not careful they will pass the most unpopular measure ever given the people of Chicago. The great American citlxen will object to being prohibited from getting on a car because it is crowded, and when he wants to get on a car be Is going to do it." When the question of reducing street-car fares was sent to the corporation counsel Alderman Novak suggested that the law department be asked, also, if under the Rogers Park water works case the price of gas and telephones could not be reduced. Early in April the Supreme court delivered a decision which the alderman said gave the city extraordinary powers. The court, he said, held that the right granted by the village of Rogers Park to the water works company to charge a certain rate was not a property right. The company argued that an ordinance annexing Rogers Park to the city of Chicago, and giving the citizens tbe came water rates as prevailed in tbe city, amounted to a practical confiscation of the company's property, as those rates were a great deal lower than the rates allowed tbe company by its franchise, obtained from the village. It. was argued that the franchise was a continuing contract with tbe citizens of Rogers Park to pay a certain rate for water. The court held that what might have been a fair and reasonable rate at tbe time tbe contract was made might in time become extortionate. It held that the ordinance was not a continuing contract whose terms might not be changed when they became unfair and unreasonable. Alderman Novak intimated that the decision might be applied to the telephone company to compel it to reduce its prices for telephone rervice. Some talk was heard of an ordinance fixing the price of gas at a much lower figure than whs now being charged. Under the decision, the alderman agreed, any charge made by a corporation under a franchise from tbe city, might be reduced by ordinance. If the charge could be shown to be unreasonable, unjust, or extortionate. Incidentally, tba city officials said the purchase of the water-works system in Rogers Park would now be made at a much lower price than had heretofore been calculated on. They said they would have to pay only for tbe buildings and tbe pipes belonging to the system. The right of the company 40 make certain charges for water, they said, was rendered of little value by tbe Supreme court's decision. Alderman Nelson proposed yesterday that a committee of the city council be appointed, on street railways, to consider nothing except street-railway matters. He will probably propose an amendment to tbe rales of the city council, so as to provide for such a committee. "If such a committee were appointed." he said, "street-railway questions could be given more satisfactory consideration. They would not be confused with other questions, as tbey are now, and the committee could give its whole attention to them." After considerable discussion Alderman Fowler's baseball ordinance was referred to a special committee, consisting of Aldermen Ailing, Nelson, and Fowler, for investigation. Objections were raised to tbe ordinance that It would work a hardship on amateur, college, and high-school games. An effort will be made to amend the ordinance so as to prevent the provisions o'f tbe measure from bearing too heavily on .the lesser and nonprofessional games. The Hyde Park people did not call on Corporation Counsel Walker yesterday in reference to tbe Washington park saloon licenses. Tbe question was raised yesterday that no local-option district existed In what was formerly-Hyde Park. In this connection a story was circulated of the suppression of an opinion, to this effect a year ago by Corporation Counsel Thornton and the prepara tion of one holding tbe opposite view. Last May John Hinch applied for a license to run av saloon at No. 773 Flfty-Flrt street. Tbe OCEAN, JTR1DAX MORNING, MAY 12, 1809, objection, was raised that It was In the local-option district. Assistant Corporation Counsel Arthur Investigated tbe question and found that an ordinance was passed April 14. 1889, providing that licenses could be grantej only on a petition of a majority of tbe frontage and the petitions of cltlxens. He also found that this ordinance bad been repealel by an ordinance passed May 8, 1889. Hyde Park was annexed to Chicago June 29. 1889. This opinion was not approved by Mr. Thornton, and Assistant Corporation Counsel Dennis E. Sullivan prepared an opinion holding that the April ordinance was not repealed. Corporation Counsel Walker will go over the case again and pass-finally on the existence of tbe local-option district. President Llndblom yesterday devised a plan which be tbinks will stop the scandals concerning the certification of street and other laborers by tbe civil-service commission. All the eligibles on tbe labor lists will be divided into wards, each laborer's name being allotted to tbe ward In which he lives. Then the names In each ward will be drawn by lot, as provided by law. The first name drawn will be placed at tbe bead of tbe list, and so on down. In certifying these names tbe commission will begin at the top of the list. "This will prevent tbe charge being made that laborers get work by favoritism through tbe Influence of aldermen or politicians," be said. "It will check the padrone system, because no 'boss' or leader can get any laborer a job unless he knows who Is at the head of tbe list and when the commission will be asked to certify an eligible for work. This is not likely to occur. Nearly all the scandals of this office have arisen In this class of appointments, and I think this plan will stop them." Commissioner of Public Works McGann yesterday received a letter from J. M. Roach, manager of the West Chicago Street Railway company, stating that the request of the city authorities that the rights of way on Ogden avenue and Western avenue be paved and repaired was being complied with. RACE TROUBLES IN THE SOUTH. Lecture by Rev. C. P. Smith at Bethel Chare. Tbe Rev. C. S. Smith, the able and eloquent colored secretary of tbe Sunday-School uolon of tbe Methodist church. South, and who is both a doctor of medicine and a doctor of divinity, delivered a lecture last evening at Bethel church, corner of Dearborn and Thirtieth streets, the title being "A Hot Time in tbe Old Town Tonight." This title was taken from the soDg which the colored regulars saog as they charged up the heights of El Caney, while the wblte troops rang "The 8tar-Spaa-gled Banner." It was the song, tbe lecturer raid, which the colored people of the South were now singing, and which they were putting into action, and it was this putting themselves into action, which was causing what is being now called the revival of the irrepressible race conflict in the South. The lecturer gave at some length a history of tbe life and progress of his race In the South, of its gradual growth from semi-barbarism to manual and industrial advancement, from a people who but a few years ago owned not a single foot of soil to a people comparatively well educated. Industrious, self-helpful, well trained In the various industrial and mechanic arts, the owners of tens of thousands of acres of laDds snd of comfortable and well-fur-nlshed homes. It is this advancement, the lecturer said. In their rapid growth to a position of material and educational equality with the white man that is today embittering the latter. AMUSEMENTS. General Mention. From the present outlook "The Mikado" Is good for a run of several weeks at the Stude-baker, but adhering to the policy of the Castle Square Opera company management in Chicago of giving a completely new production each week, this elaborately mounted Japanese classic will be retired Saturday night. The big double bill, "Trial by Jura" and "Daughter of the Regiment," is in rehearsal to open next Monday night. ' ' One of the most popular features In the field of local varieties Just now Is found In the reappearance on the vaudeville stage of Janet Melville and Evie 8tetson, a duo of versatile vocal comediennes and character delineators who have followed a wise course of se lecting refined and popular material in tha construction or a specialty that brings them back to tbe stage after an absence of three years. Tbey are delighting the audiences a: Hopkins' this week with a lot of new song3 and versatile imitations, and some of the gowns they wear are revelations of tbe dressmakers' art. The concert of Miss Helene Koelllng attracted a large and fashionable audience last evening In Central Music hall. Miss Koelllng, who bas studied with Shakespeare In London and Marchesl in Paris, was heard in quite a variety of songs, and won the heartiest approval or her audience. She was ably assisted by Charles W. Clarke, barytone; Louis Amato, violoncellist, and Em 11 Llebling. Lieutenant Dan Godfrey, the veteran British bandmaster, who Is said to be one of the most popular men in England and whose fame is world wide, was warmly welcomed last evening at tbe Auditorium. Lieutenant Godfrey is making his debut in Chicago a trifle late. In fact, this city has been destroyed and rebuilt since his last visit to America. The members of the band, some sixty pieces strong, presented an imposing appearance In their brilliant uniforms of crimson tunics heavily faced with gold, with the regulation gold-trimmed-British army cap. Lieutenant Godfrey wore the severe black frock coat of the British officer, with tbe sword belt and numerous decorations glittering on bis breast. The veteran bandmaster bas changed but little since his last appearance In this country, during the famous Boston Jubilee in 1872. The band is rich in skilled soloists, and In tbe military line it excellent, with splendid, so-norcus tonal power, and a fine degree of technical finish In performance. The corn 1st F. L. Kettle-well, and the Ante player. Red-fern, proved themselves virtuosi of high rank and the other tolists were well received. A full account of the concert Is found elsewhere. Mrs. Carrie Jacob Ftnnv rMtai v. at tended by a large and extremely enthusiastic uuieuce. wnose applause increased tbe programme of eleven numbers to man Fl? eIectlonB covered a large range, from inumpnant march, and demonstrated the remarkable versatility of the composer. Mrs. Bond was autatxt hw vim bury, and Miss Maude A: Kelly, a soprano of uutii inarm ana intelligence, sang the vocal numbers. Miss Edna M. Barnes recited a monologue of her own entiUed "Tbe Brldes-? Mr"' Grace Duffle Boylan recited -uDuee poem, "Hoxanna and Huxzab, and two other original poems in dialect. At the annual meeting of tbe Amateur Musical club, held Mir s t nniv.r.u. Fine Arts building, officers for the ensuing i-V . V. . u " follows: President, Mrs. 2!? N. Lapham; vice president, Mrs. Robert C. Clarke: iintin MTnir u.. Francis Kins:. Mrm wuu.m a ur. u U,PB- Brey. Mrs. John Stuart Coon ley, P,udIeT A' Mrs. E. H. Brush, Mrs. J. O. Hinkley. Mrs. W. C. Lawson, Mrs. Proctor Smith. The constitution was amended. Increasing tbe executive committee from Ave to nine. Rods-era-Gardlaer. Special Dispatch to Th-J Inter Ocean. NEW ORLEANS. La.. May 11. Miss Juliet Gardiner, eldest daughter of George S. Gardiner, tbe large mill owner and lumberman of Laurel. Miss,, was married last night to Newell Rodgers. a member of the firm of J. N. Rodgers 4 Son of Indianapolis. The ceremony, which was a very brilliant affair, took place at tbe residence of the bride's psrents at 8 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Waddell of Meridian officiating la the presence of a large gathering of friends from all over the country. A number of handsome and valuable presents were received. Tbe bride recently returned from. a tour of Egypt and England with her parent. The conple left after tbe ceremony for their borne in Indianapolis. - . : New Suburban Trala Service. Commencing Friday, May 12, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway will add four additional -trains in each direction between Chicago and Llewellyn Park to Its present schedule of suburban service on tbe Evanston division. Apply at ticket office for particulars. - MOTHERS ALARMED Oak Park Parents Protest Against Public School BalL IS TOO HIGH-TONED Juniors Want to Cut a Swath in the Social World. Gallant Goallns and Expensive Silases to Ontshtnc Elders with Splke-Talls and Low Keeks. Parents of Oak Park High school scholars are protesting against a ball to be given by tbe junior class tonight on the grounds that the affair is entirely too elaborate for boys and girls of the tender ages of 15 years and thereabouts. Tbe arrangements of these gallant young men and expensive misses call for spike-tailed coats, low-necked dresses, patent leathers, carriages, and bouquets. The Oak Park club house will resound with the notes of a high-toned orchestra, and the entire function will be turned to a concert pitch If the mothers and fathers of the suburb do not succeed in curbing the social ambitions of their goellna. A mothers' meeting was held Wednesday in Scoville institute to discuss the matter, and while it was not decided to stop the dance. It was deemed advisable to put a damper on the social aspirations of Oak Park blossoms. A committee composed of Mrs. G. S. Sawyer, Mrs. W. W. Macomber, and Mrs. S. W. Packard was appointed to confer with Superintendent W. H. Hatch and Principal Hanna of the high school. Tbe women found tbe educators in perfect accord with them, and it is promised that next year's reception will be a more modest affair. The reception tendered the seniors by the Juniors is an annual event In the Oak Park High school. In preceding years it bas generally consisted in a sociable, informal party at tbe home of some of the students. Dancing has been a minor part of tbe entertainment. As tbe class grew In numbers it became difficult to find a place large enough to accommodate it, and when the Oak Park clubhouse was offered the young men lifted their beads proudly and rushed into reckless extravagance. When the plans came to the ears of the mothers of the students and the bills threatened fathers with bankruptcy, the meeting of protest was called. People in Oak Park generally deplore the fact that a party so expensive as to be exclusive, has been undertaken In a public institution, and the mothers' organization will be made permanent as a monitor td coming generations. Stories were told of the wsr of the rebellion and songs were sung last night by members of Phil Sheridan post, G. A. R-. at the Euclid Avenue Methodist church. Oak Park. It was a Grand Army night by Invitation of the church people, and was held In their new tabernacle. A miscellaneous programme was given, with talks by J. F. Cleveland, Henry Cribben. and others. General John C. Black, commander of tbe department of Illinois, was present. A salmagundi party was given yesterday by the Nakema of Oak Park. In Masonic hall. Mrs. James Adams. Mrs. Charles Wells, and Miss Emma Evans were the committee In chsrge, and nine different games, from marbles to a shooting-gallery contest, formed the entertainment. r DEPUTY ASSESSORS ACCUSED. Snrety Company Allearea Three Asked and Accepted Bribes. Three deputy assessors of Cook county are accused by agents of tbe American Surety company of soliciting and taking bribes. George McCarroII, one of the accused men, is uader bonds to appear in Justice Hall's court Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Tbe other two have not been arrested, and their names are withheld. The American Surety company is on the 82.000 bonds furnished by the deputy assessors," and Its agents have been keeping close watch on them. Attorney F. F. Norcross of the bonding concern said yesterday: "Besides causing the arrest of McCarroII. we have written tbe board of assessors, asking that the resignations of two other deputies be demanded, if we are expected to act as bondsmen for the deputies. Against McCarroII we have conclusive evidence; but thus far the accusations against the other two men are not sufficiently backed with evidence to justify us In causing tbelr arrest. Evidence in cases of this kind is bard to get, and. although we are convinced of the guilt of these two men. we might not be able to prove It In court. As bondsmen for the deputies, we are responsible, in a measure, for their acts, and for our own protection we caused the arrest of McCarroII. "Taxpayers who are unjustly assessed can recover on the bonds, and I am of the opinion that we would have to return any money extorted from ignorant and misguided cltlxens. Taking the. deputies as a whole. I believe, from Investigations we have made, that they are an exceptionally good body of men. But in the past, the deputies have come to regard the taxpayer as a sort of legitimate victim for blackmailing and holding up. and they go after them for any sum from fl upward. McCarroII has probably extorted $100 from firty different persons, and we are now looking up each complaint with the intention of prosecuting him to the bitter end." McCarroII Is a Sixth ward Democrat. He is charged with having extorted a SI bribe from Mrs. Dennis Daly of No. 113 North Fortieth avenue. TENTH ANNUAL BANQUET HELD.- Dinner Held by Managers and Representatives of Electric Companies. The tenth annual banquet of managers snd representatives of some of the largest electrical companies In tbe world was held last night at the Grand Pacific hotel. Tbe ladies ordinary, In which tbey dined, was Illuminated by electric lights. - B. K. Sunny, manager of the General Electric Railway company, was the tosstmaster: Bright and witty speeches were made by E. C. Ferguson. E. L. Clark. Arthur Hartwell. manager of the Westinghouse company: James B. Wolff, Edward B. ETillcott. city electrician; K. A. Mey-senburg. E. & Kittle. Francis B. Bsdt, H. M. Sloan, W. Forman Collins, editor of tbe Western Electrician; Wlllam T. Block. Colonel Charles Mnnson, Charles E. Brown, secretary of the Central Electric company; S. J. Arnold. Laverne W. Noyes. Assistant Chief of Police Lyman Lewis, and others. BICYCLES are cold In such great numbers In Chicago for the same reason that tbe beat of aay product Is chosen by : people who think and will therefore ,' , take nothing else. ' PRICE $40 " " Cash or time payments. . Cormutljt Jefftrypiff. Co., 128 Dearborn St. . - fOfflrlal MWosiToaj- ANNUAL STATEMENT Of" the United States branch of the NORTH BRITISH AND MERCANTILE INSURANCE COM PANT of London, sad Edinburgh, Great Britain, on the list day of December, 11SS, made to the Insurance superintendent of the stats of Illinois, pursuant to law. , CAPITAL. Deposit capital p00.Cee.6S LEDGER ASSETS. Book value of bonds SJ.4Il.TM.TS Cash on hand and la bank ZSJ.7e7.se Bills receivable 4.3. Other admitted assets.-. ...... ........ l.lij.i Total i. 13,7J7.45 22 Deduct agents' credit balances 1.127.0s Total net leaser assets $3,7.m.tS NON-LEDOER ASSETS. Interest due and accrued 4.174 Market ralu of bond overbook value 1W.H.17 Nat amount of uncollected premium.. S1X.1.B4 Gross assets S.tt.Txa.M Less special deposits to secure liabil ities in uregon, V irginia, ueorgia, and New Mexico K2.704.sl Total admitted assets 14. 102. OH. U LIABILITIES. Loss, adjmted and unpaid. 14. Z22.M Losses In prvcesa of adjustment or In suspense.'. 1SO.S10.76 Losses resisted 22. 191. M Total amount o claims for losses S27S.S23.M Deduct reinsurance due or accrued .M.4 Net amount or unpaid losses t2ff7.615.C7 Total unearned prem'.uma l.itt.TU.W Amount reclaimed on perpetual policies 11,284.(4 Net premium reserve and all other llabilitlea under any special department W.M Reinturance Lloyds IS 47 Total liabilities ,214.21. Less liabilities secured by special deposits In Oreson. Virginia, Georgia, and New Mexico 52.C1J.6J Balance t2.141.eoa.4S INCOME. Premiums received during the year.. t2.SSl.727.2J Deposit premiums received on perpetual risks 4.442.19 Interest and dividends received during the year 14S.X23.8 Profit from sate or maturity of ledger assets over bock value 12.0OS 24 Amount received from a.l other sourcts i.010 OS Total income 22, KXPENDITVRES. Losses paid during the rear $1, Deposit premiums returned on perpetual ricks Commissions and salaries paid during ,C2.714.T1 ,222.l.9i 1.426.00 Gl.&82.n the year Tazea paid during t the rr rinclud'.na! fees. etc.. of insurance deDart- ments 74.012.11 Remitted to home office (25.107.23 Amount of all other expenditures 129.i24.22 Total expenditures 12,M,37t-lN) MISCELLANEOUS. Total risks taktn during the year In I.linols I13.4S2.02.00 Total premiums received during the rear In Illinois 1S2.S27.71 Total losses incurred during- tbe year in iiiinoie w Total amount of outstanding- risks 3W.894.S02.OV II. E. BOWERS. U. 8. Manager. H. M. JACKSON. Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 234 dajr of January. ls. EDWIN F. COREY, (Peal Commissioner for Illinois. (Official Publication.) ANNUAL STATEMENT Of th MANt'FACTfRERS AND MERCHANTS' MCTL'AL INSURANCE COMPANY, of Rockf.rd. In the atate of Illinois, on the 21st day of December. iH. made to the Insurance superintendent of the state of Illinois, pursuant to law: No capita. pure.y mutual. LEIM7ER ASSETS. Loans on collateral security CS.STS.eo Market value of bonds and stocks w lash on hand and In bank S.142.3 Interest and rents due and accrued 1.1M 7 Net amount of uncollected premiums.... .27V3fl All other assets L23S.25 Amount cf premiums or deposit note liable to assessment t3,4M.M Total SiS.4 S3 Unadmitted assets 1.23. 7; Total cash assets tii.171.S0 LIABILITIES. Losses adjusted and unpaid t.S04.CS Losses In process of adjustment or in sus,ense 7,000 M Total amount of claims for losses Ili.tW.a Deduct reinsurance due or accrued S.22S.14 Net amount of unpaid losses... Total unearned premiums..... AU other liabilities 812.21. M H.4.X3 Total liabilities SW.232.U Premiums received during the year S6S.287.S4 Interest, rents, and dividends received during the year 4.200 0 Amount received from all other sources. 1.71 4-SO Tctal Income I74.S01.S4 EXPENDITURES. Losses pa!d during the year tM.41.2 Dividends ps-ld during the year S.&22.C7 Commissions and salaries paid during the year 12.iS4.27 Taxes paid during the year (Including fees. etc.. of insurance departments!. 928.07 Amount of all other expenditures t.ltt.U Total expenditures tU.44S.44 MISCELLANEOUS. Total risks taken during tbe year In Illinois 1740.975.00 Total premiums received during the year tn Illinois TO.ttW.w Total losses Incurred during the year in Illinois 8.I14.M Total amount of outstanding risks I.2C2.C22 21 HENRY W. PRICE. President. GEORGE W. CARfE. Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2X1 day of Janus rr. lkS. LEWIS F. LAKE. (Seal.) Clerk Circuit Court. rOTAetal Publication.) ANNUAL STATEMENT Of the MERCANTILE MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY of Providence. In the state of Rhode Island, on the list day of December. USS. made to tbe insurance superintendent of the state of ll.lnc.ls. pursuant to law: No capital purely mutual. ASSETS. Loans on collateral security ll.5of .WI Market value of bonds and stocks 8,5.O0 Cash -on hand and In bank X2.M 5.06 Interest due and accrued 117.42 Amount of uncollected premiums cn all outstanding risks 1,067.0b Amount of contingent liability of members, subject to assessment 753,7(i.M Total cash assets LIABILITIES. Losses In process of adjustment or in suspense Total unearned premiums Due for taxes, assessments, etc Reinsurance premiums Total liabilities ' INCOME. Premiums received during the year.... Interest and dividends received during the year Amount received from all other sources 1141.7.11 IT .00 75.J74 04 1.013.W 490.17 t7s.sti.rs 1150.TC7.t3 4.M-4S 452.74 Total Income EXPENDITrHES. fU.24.M Losses paid during the year tC1.27d.tl Dividends paid during the year S5.241.S7 Salaries, fees, etc., paid during the year 12.fcto.C4) Taxes paid during the year (including fees, etc., of Insurance departments).. 1.773.44 Amount of all other expenditures I.14S.M Total expenditures 11 71. HI. OS MISCELLANEOUS. Total risks taken during the year In Illinois f357.425.00 Total premiums received during the year In Illinois T.SSS.T0 Total losses incurred during the year in Illinois 1.0214 Total amount of outstanding risks 14.2P-4.7ft5.00 HENRY F. GRANT. JR.. President. ALFRED l EDDT. Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this Zlst day of January, list. GILMAN E. JOPP. (Seal.) Commissioner for Illinois. (Offlelal Publication.) ANNUAL STATEMENT Of the MILLERS' MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE ASSOCIATION, of Alton, In the state of I.linols. on the list day of December, ltsg. made to the Insurance superintendent of the state ot Illinois, pursuant to law: No capital pure!y mutual. ASSETS ' Value of real estate owned by the company..... S2.50000 Mortgage loans on real estate 10.5(4 00 Market value of bonds and stocks CS.5S4 23 Cash on hand and In bank 27 5S5 (i Interest due and accrued 2.215 74 Amount of uncollected-premlums. ....... l.lxt S) All other assets 1.755.2S Amount of premiums or deposit notes liable to assessment t472.C7.lt Total cash assets , LIARIL1TIER . tUS.552.72 Losses sdjusted snd unpaid 14,199. 07 Losses In process of adjustment or In suspense S. 000. 00 Net amount of unpaid losses Total unearned premiums................ fl2.SSt.07 2S.4W.S7 Total liabilities.. t42.45S.t4 INCOME. Premiums received during the year...... fS2.234.tS Interest and dividends received during - the year.... ... 2.231.S7 Total Income. K4.KS.72 EXPENDITURES, Losses paid during the rear f4t.t4T.243 I'ommissiona ana salaries paia aunng the year - 4.153.14 Amount ot all other expenditures........ - . 2.47.15 Total expenditures..... KV4.210.41 MISCELLANEOUS. etalr fslren .liirln t h. In Illinois 'S77v.i2i.M Total premiums received during the rear-In Illinois 43. 234. 15 Total losses Incurred during the year In Illinois ' M.144.41 Total amount of outstanding risks...... J.l1.24J.i 1. R. SPARKS. President. A. R. M KINNEY. Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day I of January, lays. . JOHN F. M'GOWXIS. Oea0 Notary Public ANNUAL STATEMENT r Of the United States branch of the 8VEA FTRr AND L1FB INSURANCE COMPANY Limited! of Got hen berg. Sweden, on the Slat day of Decent- oer, lua, made to the Insurance superintendent OX uie state of Illinois, pursuant to law; Deposit capital COMM. Book value of fconria snd storks SJ1S2.STS.M Cash on hand aad la bank 2S.e01.lt Hil-a receivable (.1MA.S ... . ' Wl Ef Deduct ants'credtTlMaaaces"!"l"!! tlXiLis Total net ledger aseets K74.Cs2.tS NON-LEDGER ASSETS. interest accrued fl..t Market value of bonds over book value. Net amount of uncollected premiums... Z2.ieT.se U.2SS.M Total admitted assets MS, tws.il Losses In process of adjust ment or in suspense z?.7.ift Losses resuted l.OMi.Ct Total amount of claims for losses 144.212.2S Deduct reinsurance due or ac crued.... X.SM.V7 Net amount or unpaid losses Total unearned premiums Return and reinsurance premiums.. 140.221 rs U.2.t.C U.27S2S Total liabilities S281.SS2.t4 I VCM E. Premiums reoelved du'rins the' year S27S.424.IS Interest and dividends received during the year.... .. Profits from aale or maturity or ledger assets over book value Sl2.s Total Income 1SSS.2M.4T EXPENDITURES. . . Losses nald darine the vear l24S.oss.4S Commissions and salaries paid during tne year Taxes paid during the year (Including fees. etc.. of Insurance department-'.;.. J-???' IS Remitted to home office S-1SS Si Amount of all other expenditures t.Ttf tl Tctal expenditures Uiai-R-I J.A VEOU3 SS.t2.72 Total risks taken during the year In 111! noli.. ..$2.C21.m.M Total premiums received during the year In Illinois . .. Total losses incurred during tbe year ta M. 4S7.0S il.inols .2? Li, Tola: amount of outstanding risks. ..... ;.4 '' il. lnols... 4A Ml IT E. R. KE.X.M1UI. I . n. .u-e Subscribed and sworn to before me this Mi h day of January. 1. EJWIN V. t'H.EYi (Seal) Commissioner for lnlnols. . (Official Publication.) ANNUAL STATEMENT Of the STANDARD LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY of Detroit. In the state of Michigan on the list day of December. 1. mae to the Insurance superintendent of tbe state or Illinois, pursuant to law : CAPITAL. Amount of capital stock paid-up In caih 1200,0O.S LEDGER ASSETS. Book value ot real estate owned by the company r2-25'2 Mortrage loans on real estate Book value of bonds si )2 it Cash on hand and in bank 77.(174 Ail other assets ZS.W Total net ledger asrets NON-LEDGER ASSETS. Interest due and accrued Market value of bonds over bonk va.ue. Net amount of uncollected premiums.. Gross assets Less special deposits to secure liabilities In Virginia Total admitted assets LIABILITIES. Net amount of unpaid losses Total unearned premiums..; Total liabilities Less Uaht.ltles secured by special deposits In Virginia. Balance INCOME. Premiums received during the year Interest and dividends received during the year Amount received from all other sources t0Cl.7S7.il 112.ont.Tt !. 143.lSs.es $V3S.0.S ie.soo.es S,4.tl liis.4S2.es 42S.446.M K04.8S7.U C2C4.CT S34S.S92.4S t!7.12.S 20.2S9.M 470 7 Total Income.. .. ll.Cl.122.47 EVPrvniTrSES Losses paid during the year ITe.S'iS.M Dividends paid during the year 12.OW.0S Commissions and salaries paid during the year 370.442.11 Rents paid during the rear 7.K54.o5 Taxes paid during the year (Including fees. etc.. of Insurance departments). 24. SS4.lt Amount of all other expenditures 41.21 7 Total expenditures.. tl.Gv4.4nz.S2 MISCELLANEOUS. Total risks taken during the year In Illinois flC.914.1W.M Total premiums received during the year In Illinois ts.127.tt Total losses incurred during the year u In Illinois .17 PO.S3S.S2 Total amount of outstanding; risks 122.r.tS.151.0S D. M. FERRY. Preeldent. E. A. LEONARD. Secretary-Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2f.th day of January. 1&. JAMES S. H EATON, (Seel.) Notary Public. Official Publication.) atlalliai PTITFIirilT Mil II UML OlMICfflCHII Of the United States Branch of the SEA INSURANCE COMPANY. LIMITED, or IJr.r,.wj land, on the list day of December, 1SV made to tbe Insurance suoerintendent of tb tt . .r i:u nois, pursuant to law: CAPITAL. Deposit capita!.. f2C0,CC0.M LEDGER ASSETS. Book value of bonds $373 as Cash in bank -m -n it Other aaseta.. ss'sa 71 Total net ledrer assets rst SSLTI . NON-LEDGER ASSET. Market value of bonds, stocks, and scrip over book value f3.4S fit Net amount of uncollected premiums... i llits Grose assets Deduct aseets not admitted: K94.Sel.al Special deposits to secure iiabli- -- . vu,.... 112.MV1V Total admitted assets LIABILITIES. Losses In process of adjustment or In suspense fU9.0C5.ee Deduct reinsurance due or accrued 46.950.00 Net amount or unpaid losses Total unearned premiums Reinsurance In Lloyds Due for taxes Reinsurance premiums " H7i.71T.3S 172.115 5S.11KCS l.i4.H !. W 41. 432. M Total liabilities 1 17s 24ili Less liabilities secured by special de-posits in Ohio f...t?... 2.042.7 Balance T V" j.yt a r. ..... !I76.2f2.SJ Premiums received during the year Eft 01 27 Interest and dividends received during the year.... 14 S70 76 Amount received from home office SO.05a.41 Total Income f4S2.C24.3S Losses paid during the year t2c 711 27 ommiM'.on paid during the vear 55.104'm Taxes paid during the year (inp.udlng fees, etc . of insurance departments).. 10.260 2S Amount of all other expenditures ltilSS-Tt Total expenditures 13 Vii" MISCELLANEOUS. " Total risks taken during the year In nil- - no.s IMtloAA aa Total premiums received during the year in Illinois 2 53S OS Total losses Incurred during the year in Illinois..... ............... 15 200 OS Total amount of outstanding risks. .'..". 10.35' toi'ts sH.Kt . PERRY CHUBB. Attorney: Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2th day o'i"" last. LOUIS II. MAY. (peai.j Notary Pub ie. (Official Publication.) ANNUAL STATEMENT ?N STANCE TOMPANYf SSJSSSS the list day of December. 18SS. made tot hi 'insurance superintendent of the state cf Illinois pursuant to law: " CAPITAL. Deposit capital... i 09 nan r LEDGER ASSETS. ."- Book value of bonds 1,53 -- . Cash on hand and in bank and in hands of txuatees 45.S51.2S Total net ledger assets NON-LEDGER ASSETS. Interest and rents due and accrued.. . Market value of bonds and stocks over book, value Net amount of uncollected premiums... 1511, 710.(9 23.K1S3 23. T5t3 S3.113.91 Gross assets laiil ai Less special deposits to secure lta-bill- ties lu Oregon C4.5CO.SS Total admltte.1 assets .7 u LIABILITIES. M Losses adjusted and unnaid sit si-. losses in processor adjustment or In suspense........... 7.0&7.SS Total amount of claims for loeees. .tl9.12.M Deduct reinsurance due or ac crued soo.rt) Net amount cr unpaid losses....... fltJlLr Total unearned premiums 12u!d ti Reinsurance premiums... ........ ........ CtLvt Total liabilities. "... mo.100.2S Ltsa liabilities secured by special de- posits In Oregon...........-:............ 1s.7ss.zl Balance... .' 4 XJi4.140.CJ INCOME. Premiums received during the year..... t541.tC7 5 Interest and dividends received during the year... )1.49.M Remittance from home oflice...... M.t77.5S Total Income tC3S.225.0S EXPENDITURES. Losses paid during the year 13Ct.I89.SS Commissions and salaries paid during the year...... ttf,S4.9 llin V ' " ' - ' s fees. etc.. of insurance department). 11.92S.71 Amount of all other expenditures 32.ois.tw " Total expenditures....... t2S,CS0.iS MISCELLANEOUS. " Total risks taken during the year In Illinois.. , J3.7j Total I nreml nlums received during the vHria Illinois........... .. 43.943.99 Total losses incurred during tbe year la Illinois a .. 41.Kl.tl Total amount of outstanding rlrks 4A.15l.C5l.2l - , F. O. VOSS. United States Manager. - Subscribed and sworn to before me this 27th day Of January. 19s. v EDWIN F. COREY. zor Illinois. -

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