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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : -1SUNDAY , JUIAr 14 , 1805.
N. FALCONER' Mail Orders Filled
. for these prices ,
These prices meii-
providing the order
tioiietl below are
der reaches us before
for cash only.
fore the goods arc
For this week we place on our counters and center tables , an entirely new list of bargains which for variety ,
style , price and quality will far outshine those of last week , There is not an article mentioned below , but that we
o-uarantee it to be the greatest bargain ever known. Our loss on these goods will be enormous but we must keep up
our reputation as bargain givers , therefore read this list over carefully-and come prepared to buy and you will be
surprised at the values we will offer you.
$12.00 Silk Waists $1.98
To clcwo out our Immense stock of Silk Waists wo shall place all of
our handsome Taffeta , Surah an-1 Wash Silk Wulats In ono lot at
81.93 each. Thoao Walsta comprise all the now styles and patterns
andhavo sold from 35.00 to 812.00 each. Remember , every colored
Slllc Waist in the house is included in thU lot.
Reefer Jackets 75c
All the Children's Roofer Jackets that sold at 33.75 and $4.03 go in
ono lot at 7Sc each. These Jackets are nicely made and trimmed and
are just the thing for early fall wear.
White Lawn Waists
We are showing the flnMt line of White Lawn Waist ? in the city.
Monday wo sell our
$1.00 White Lawn Waist for O < 3.
$1.50 White Lawn Waist for 7 5c
$2.00 White Lawn Waist for
Our ontlro stock of 20 , 22 , 24 In. Hemstitched Center-pieces , Lunch
Cloths , Squ.iros , will bo put on special sale Monday. " The price wo
put on them will close thorn out In ono day. Some "
are stumped , some plain , nil have drawn-work in
corners , some sold at 60c , ether 7oc and $1 each , at
25 dozen 15-Inch , 18-Inch , plain Ilom-
stltohed Contor-plccos , worth 23c , 35c each ,
BED SVRE1ADS , .29
actually worth $2.00 each , at
fj.OOO yards flno printed Silkulino , just the thing for vmrt
comforts , regular price , 15o , wo close out what is loft lAKU
of it tomorrow at
CHASING LINCOLN'S ' TIGER
EOT. Byron Beall Will Talk Toniglit on
FLOOD TIDE OF MORAL FILTHINESS
Preacher Inollnml to Think the 1'roscnt
Administration llw Started KTory-
thln Wide Open nnd Vice
Thrives on All bides.
LINCOLN. July 13.-Speclal.-"Battle- ( )
ments Broken Down , or the Tiger Jungles of
Lincoln and Who Turned the Animals
Loose , " Is the topic upon which Rev. Byron
Beall of the Third Presbyterian church will
speak tomorrow evening. It Is reported that
this sermon will deal rather pointedly with
certain conditions existent In the city , which ,
It Is alleged , have been produced by the pres
ent "liberal" administration. They have
been discussed before by tha Ministerial asso
ciation of the city. It promses to be "an
effort In the name of decency and Chris
tianity to raise a standard against the flood
tide of moral fllthlness threatening to en
gulf us , and an Inquiry as to whoso hand
opened the flood gates. "
Dr. Graham Taylor of Chicago , whose re
cent sermon on the condition of the state
penitentiary has raised a breeze among some
of the state and local politicians , will preach
to the Young Men's Christian association on
"The Present Revival of Civic Patriotism. "
and the work of the Chicago Civic Federa
- THINKS THE BANKS FAVORED.
The city assessment ot local banks la creat
ing some contention among citizens , who ap
pear to think that the new rule adopted by
the city council Is rather faulty In construc
tion. The resolution adopted by the council
U as follows :
Ilesolved. That the assessed valuation of
the several banks In the city of Lincoln , for
taxation for the year 1S35 , be and are herebj
* i nxed by the following rule , towlt :
From the capital Block of each of sail
banks deduct the United States bonds hell
by each on April 1 , 18t > 3 , divide the result
liy six and from the remainder deduct the
1S3I assessed value of nil real estute ownei
by said bank on the 1st day of
April. 1S93 , nnd that ench of said tanks bt
required to tile within twenty-four hours
from July 12 , 1855 , at 12 o'clock noon , n
schedule of such real estate to be deduced
Four banks have submitted returns. The
Merchants bank reports Its capital stock at
$50,000 , one-sixth ot which Is (8,333. Its
real estate la assessed at $4,490. Deducting
this from the one-sixth valuation ot the
rapltal stock and there la left $3,840. The
German National fares still better. It re
ports Its capital stock at $100,000 , ot which
$ ! 5,000 Is In government bonds. One-slxtl
of the remainder would be $12GOO. The bank
' has real estate listed for taxra at $20,596 , so
> that It will be seen that this bank has noth
Ing to be taxed under the head ot capita
The American Exchange National bank re
ported capital stock $250,000. It holds $50 ,
000 government bondi , which Is deductec
from the above , leaving $200,000. One-sixth
ot this amount la $33,333. The bank has rea
estate already valued for taxation at $12.200
which , deducted from the $33,333 , leave
$21.133 to bo taxed.
The Columbia National bank reports capl
tal stock ot $200.000. of which $50.000 Is It
government bonds. One-slxtji of the balanc
would leave $25.000 , and It has real ostat
valued for taxation at $7.2CU. leaving $17,74
for taxation as capital stock.
The complaint urged against this nil
adopted by the council Is that the real fatal
should be deducted before the division ot one
sixth la made.
INTERESTING LITIGATION PROVOKE !
There. Is trouble between the H. T. Clark
Drug company and ChrU Tlernan. The lat
ter owns a two- tory brick block adjolnln
the big four-story building of the drug com
pany on P itreet. This permit * the thlr
tory of the Clarke building to "give" upo
Oia root ot Mr. Tiernau'i more modest struc
rue , and the latter evidently doesn't like
uch n condition of affairs. In the corner of
10 Clarke building Is a chemical room , and
here Is great consternation In that quarter
> ecause Mr. Tlernan has set Masons to work
ulldlng a brick wall , or parapet , just out-
Ide the windows of the chemical room.
Marko'a people say this will shut off all the
[ ght , and Tlernan retorts that It will also
ceep the employes of the drug company from
playing base ball on his tin roof. Clarke
lalma that the wall Is being put up for the
mrpose of annoying him and Intimates that
t la done for the purpose of compelling him
o buy the offending property. He also
lalms that the Tlornan block Is located six
nchea on the Clarke property and wants it
moved back or $1,000 damages paid. Judge
lolmea has Issued an order restraining Tier-
nan from going on with the wall until the
acta can be sifted.
Today Chief of Police Mellck went to
Geneva with Edith Garner , the young girl
captured at Nebraska City , where she had
; ono with a young daughter of Maltle New-
> ury and a pair of tough young men , said to
> e thieves. The Newbury girl has been taken
lack to Nebraska City.
OMAHA PEOPLE IN LINCOLN.
At the Llndell H. II. Loughrldge , W. C.
Wood , L. W. Snow , Thomas Bowennan , J. A.
McMahon. J. S. Mclntyre. At the Lincoln-
John C. Drcxcl , Tom M. Johnson.
Oil Inspector KdmUton Having Trouble In
hecurlnc Unloo Itnom.
LINCOLN , July 13. ( Special. ) Oil Inspector
specter Edmlston wants an office and the
Board of Public Lands and Buildings does
tot appear Inclined to accommodate him. Thai
s. the board does not seen dlsposeJ to let
llm In on thu ground floor , and as Edmlston
Is a lame man , that Is where ho desires to
locate his office. The board has apartments
lo let on any of the stories above , but on the
Drst floor the demand exceeds the supply In
the state capital building. The oil Inspector Is
now doing business In the small apartment
occupied by Adjutant General Barry , and It Is
crowded. He thinks that the room now de
voted to the State Board of Agriculture would
about nt his case. But Is Is not likely that
he will be able to secure It.
The case of Peter J. McNally against the
Union Pacific railroad has reached the su
preme court on petition In error. On Apr !
C , 1892 , McNally was Injured on a crossing o
the Union Pacific at South Omaha. In the
district court of Douglas county he won a
judgment for $431 , and the company appeals
State Auditor Moore has not yet been give :
a decision by the attorney general In the
Farmers Mutual Insurance company's case , In
which ono Johnson files charges ot Illegally
conducting an Insurance business , and wblcl
has been argued before the auditor. Deput ;
Attorney General Summers today told th
auditor that he was ready to go over the
case with him at any time between now am
C p. m. Monday. A decision will likely be
reachel belore that time.
B. S. Glllesple today filed a claim for a
water right for the longest ditch In the state
When completed It will be 250 miles In
length. It will tap the Nlobrara In Sheridan
county , about the center , and flow eas
through Cherry , Brown , Rock and Holt coun
ties , utilizing about forty-five miles of th
bed of Snake river , and debouching Into i
reservoir In Cherry county.
Omalm A. O. U. IV. Picnic.
FREMONT. July 13. ( Special. ) Patter
lodge No. 173 , Ancient Order of United Work
men , held a picnic here today. They ar
rived here on a special from Omaha and wer
escorted to the park by the members of Fre
mont and Oermanla lodges. Ancient Order o
United Workmen. At the park an addres
ot welcome was delivered by Hon. Fran
Dolezal. city attorney , on the part of th
city , and by A. K. Dane In behalf ot th
order In Fremont. Dr. II. W. Alwlne o
Omaha responded In behalf ot Patten lodge
The afternoon was taken up with races an
dancing. The race * created considerable In
terest , and there were a great many con
citants. About 250 were present Iron
Fremont lodge No. K , Daughters of Honor
Installed the following officers last evening
C. of H. , Amelia Nlcnian ; L. of H. , Mrs. A
B. Stewart ; C. of C. , Mrs. Flora Yaklsh
usher , Miss Dell Hastorf ; recording secretary
Miss Daisy Hanson : financier , Mrs. T. I
Hamlln ; receiver , Mrs. G. A. Story ; I. W
Colored Dress Goods
45c all wool French Challis for 22 O
58c all wool Cream Albatross for. 2Oo
$ i.oo all wool Cream Crepon for 5Oo
Si.oo all wool Imported Henriettas for 5Oo
$15 wool and silk and wool Imp. Dress Pattern Suits. . $7 &O
2oc P.rcaline and Silesia , all shades , for lOo
2oc quality Imitation Hair Cloth for
45c Japanese Chconoy Bros. '
Silks ! Silks !
Wash Silks China Silks
for AT- 58o quality for
Q 1C Half Price. 29 C
CHEENEY BROS. ' ItenRAlIne Silk In similes ot
Fancy Striped Taffeta navy , black , green , lielttrope.
for wnists and trim-
canary , drab. etc. Never oM
, SI , for
miag quality under 58c ; Monday ( or
$1.00 quality fet
5Oo 5Oc 19 c
Irs. N. S. Short ; O. W. , Mrs. C. Peters ; ad-
Iser to C. of H. . A. K. Dane. At the close
f the services refreshments were served.
UU1TAL.O ISILI/d FINK rAU.1I.
t Is Under Irrigation and the Crop Pros-
pocti Are Krcollcnt.
NORTH PLATTE , Neb. . July 13. ( Special. )
One of the finest Improved farms of west-
rn Nebraska belongs to Colonel William F.
tody. It lies one and one-half miles north
west of this city , along the south bank of the
v'orth Platte river , including nearly 4,000
cres of land. Of this 1,200 acres Is now
jelng tended In corn. A Bee correspondent
ailed upon Managing Farmer Goodman re-
ently to get some facts and figures regarding
rrlgated farming , and was surprised to see
ho Immense amount of crops now being
grown on a single farm. Two thousand acres
re being farmed this season. One hundred
icrea of alfalfa In bloom presents , perhaps ,
he most striking appearance to be seen.
This la now being harvested. Next year the
acreaco of alfalfa will be Increased ten fold ,
Farmer Goodman regards It the most
profitable crop that can be raised. Fifty
acres of broomcorn , a large field of cane
which Is being raised for feed , an ordinary
"arm which has been converted Into a single
tatfleld , and an extensive meadow completes
he list of farm crops. About thirty men are
low employed on this ranch , working eighty
torses , and at certain seasons the number
of men employed reaches fifty and sixty.
Until the past year this has been more
properly a stock ranch , and as such It was
originally planned by Its owner. But the
decline In the proflts of horse raising changed
the order of things. U was not profitable
o farm without irrigation , and accordingly
Colonel Cody associated with Isaac Dillon In
the building of an Irrigation canal to water it.
Dillon owns an extensive farm cast of the
ranch. The canal was practically completed
: lila spring , and Is about twelve miles In
ength and will Irrigate about 6,000 acres of
land. In one year's time 1,000 acres of land
on the Cody ranch has been broken and
planted and a fine crop Is now growing. But
little stock Is now being fed on the place ,
the short crop of feed for the past two years
making It necessary to dispose of everything
In the way of live stock not actually needed
for farm work. The ranch will bo again
stocked this fall.
A great many curiosities collected during
Colonel Cody's remarkable career are to be
seen at the ranch. The place has been ap
propriately named "Scout's Rest. " The
cabin occupied by Sitting Bull at the World's
fair stands In the park near the line farm
residence , and two domesticated deer He In
the shade ot It and the trees. In a kennel
nar the park Is to be seen a beautiful col
lection ot English hounds. The two large
barns , with stalls for more than 200 horses ,
are stored with Innumerable relics ot by
gone scouting days. Strange as It may seem ,
Colonel Cody has never Been bis ranch when
the trees were In leaf. His show business
keeps him away during the summer.
HAIN8 IN UUfPKIlK.VT COUST1I58
Heavy I'uM nt St. Taut and Other Tarts of
ST. PAUL. Neb. , July 13. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A fine rain has been falling here for
the last hour and a half. Over half an Inch
of water has fallen and everybody Is feeling
jubilant. It Is still raining , but now clearing
up. Corn was beginning to need rain , but
this Is Just such a rain as was needed.
FULLERTON. Neb. , July 13. ( Special. )
Most ot Nance county farmers have finished
plowing corn and are busily engaged In har
vesting the small grain , which consists ol
rye , wheat , oats and barley. The rye and
wheat crops are fair , whtlo the oats and bar
ley crops are splendid. The planted corn
promises the largest yield this county has
ever bad. while the listed corn will not make
over two-thirds of an average crop. The
hay fields begin to need rain In order to In
sure a heavy crop. A good rain now would
do the corn crop much good , as many fleldi
are tasseled and ears are beginning to shoot ,
GRANT. Neb. . July 13. ( Special. ) Thl
weather thU week has been unusual for the
time of year. Monday , Tuesday and Wednes
day It was very cool and cloudy , with semi
rain each day. Thursday and Friday It nai
much warmer , but cloudy , with more rale
and much water fell Thursdiy night. Gran
and garden stuff are dclnic well. Corn li
looking well , but lite. The present Indlca-
lions are that thtt ground will bo In splendid
condition for putting In fall grain.
CREIGHTON , Neb. , July 13. ( Special. )
Farmers are busy harvesting the heaviest
crop ot small grain ever raised In this section
of the state. Corn Is in splendid condition
and practically out of the way ot drouth ,
but another good rain soon would Insure an
WAUNETA , Neb. , July 13. ( Special. ) The
frequent showers that have fallen In the past
week almost dally were succeeded this after
noon by the heaviest rain since 1S93 , over
three Inches having fallen.
HASTINGS. July 13. ( Special Telegram. )
Over an Inch of water fell here this evening
and It U still raining. Everybody la rejoic
Y'ANKTON. S. D. . July 13. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Badly needed rain for corn and pas
tures Is falling here at this hour. The storm
seems to be general over .southern South Da
kota and northern Nebraska ,
815V12N INDIANS MKKT DEATH.
Fatalities at tlio Teuton's Pasture Continue
to llo Keporteil.
DECATUR , Neb. , July 13. ( Special. ) Two
Indian women and ono child died last night
In Yeaton's pasture , where the Indian cele
bration Is taking place. The women got
gloriously drunk on a home-made compound
of hard elder and participated In Indian
dances until completely overcome. This
makes the seventh Indian who has dle.d
since the celebration began. Captain Beck ,
with fifteen Indian police from the Wlnne-
bago agency , arrived on the grounds yester
day. A man from Correctlonvllle , la. , was
arrested by the police for disorderly conduct.
Captain Beck sampled the elder , but found
It to bo all right. There was no whisky In
sight. The police found a two-gallon jug
Tnok the Monrj but Not the Widow.
NEBRASKA CITY , July 13. ( Special. ) A
good story hah just been made public In this
city. An aged widow residing In the eastern
part of the city concluded to again embark
upon the sea of matrimony. In looking about
she discovered a young man. who seemed to
suit her taste exactly , and who assured her
that he was perfectly willing to marry her ,
but that It would be necessary to have some
money to procure the license and obtain suit
able clothes for the wedding. The old lady
had $50 laid away for a rainy day , which she
gladly gave him , and he > departed , promising
to return and carry out Ms part of the con
tract. Falling to do > BO. the widow reported
tha facts to the police , "who discovered the
young man fitted out * In brand new clothes
and having a good tlmi on what was left of the
money. In order to avoid1 any trouble he re
turned what remained to'tho widow , and she
Is now long on experlancot but short on cash
E. F. Warren and John C. Watson have
brought suit In the countyicourt against Mrs
Hanna E. Maxam to ( recover $250 attorney's
fee In the dUorco caseiot Hanna E , Maxam
against H. W , Maxanr , Itils alleged that she
is disposing of her property , so an attachment
was Issued and place ! * In Sheriff Huberle's
hands , who went -Umidllla and levied on
the property yesterday. ! *
The remains of iMra : Francis Graves
mother of Mrs. J. M. fj Manager of ( his city
arrived at noon todnyi 'roni Omaha. The
funeral occurred ttils.afUrnoon.
Alb.rt T. Nlcho'/niVpuiia / aalltr.
LOUP CITY , Neb. . Ju'iyr 13. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The trial of Albert T. Nichols , cash
ler of the defunct People's State bank o
Lltchfleld , for receiving deposits after know
Ing of the Insolvency of said bank , which ha
been In progress here since July 0 , and whlcl
has excited more Interest In this county than
any trial since that of Richardson In 1887
went to the jury at 4 o'clock this afternoon
and the jury , 'after being out one hour , re
turned a verdict of guilty. Judge Slnclal
reserved sentence until 10 o'clock Monday
morning. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
To Celtlirntn Fmanolpatlon Day.
FALLS CITY , Neb. , July 13. ( Speclal.- )
The fourth annual celebration of Emanclpa
tlon day by the colored people will be held
at Hlnton's park. A free dinner will b
served at 12:30 : , consisting ot roast ox , mut
ton and pork In tutHclent quantities for 10 ,
000 people. Speaking in the aftsrnoon , com
menclng at 2 o'clock , by Hon. H. C. HUB
sell , J. Evans , John M. Brown ot Topeka
Kin. , and Hon. Church Howe of Auburn
Sea Island Percales
3G inches wide c. yard
We have just received over too entirely new pat
terns in the celebrated Sea Island Percales includ
ing all the new colorings , in Yellow , Green , Pink ,
Navy Blue , Black , Red and many other exclusive
designs. Everywhere else you have been paying
150 , and they are well worth it , but our prices on t f\/ - \
them for tomorrow will be only - * \JO
Gent's $1.50 quality fine French Percale Unlaundered -
dered Negligee Shirts go at
Gent's 2oc quality fine Fast Black regular made
half hose extra spliced heels and toes go at
Boys' 250 quality Angola Mixture Cotton Shirts -j f L
and drawers go at JL&iS Q
Ladies' 2oc quality Swiss Ribbsd Vests j/ \s *
go at JL\J' ( /
Ladies' 250 quality fine Fast Black regular made -jg
Hose extra spliced soles , heel and toes go at. . .
AT HALF PRICE MONDAY.
200 boxes of 250 stationery at
Thousands of short lengths of Ribbons of every
width , kind , color and quality , worth from
25c to 40c , offered tomorrow at - " - apiece
Choice of any of our New S.iilor Iliits this sea
son's styles. These hats we have sold all this
season from $1.50 to $3.50 we close tomorrow at
The Falls City Star band , Lincoln Farmers
nd Merchants band , Omaha band and Topeka -
peka Dispatch band will furnish music. Ex-
urslon trains from Lincoln over the Missouri
'aclflc , via Nebraska City , and from St. Joe
over the B. & M. , will run at reduced rates.
A big croud Is expected.
Tekamuh Now * Notei.
TEKAMAH , Neb. , July 13. ( Special. )
Several Russian thistles have been brought
o Tekamah by farmers living In Summit
ireclnct. where the thistles were discovered.
An adjourned session of district court will
onvene In Tekamah Monday.
James C. Shaw has been elected a member
of the Nebraska State Historical society.
Some of the Texas emigrants from Hurt
county are returning.
The populist committee- has fixed August
22 as the date for their Hurt county conven-
lon.O. . P. Drooklngs of this city built a now
sail boat and launched It In Hohnan lake
Rhodes Taylor , who officiated as star actor
n the recent tar and feather engagement
lere. has returned to Institute damage suits.
His wife left him after two weeks' honey
The Burl county republican central com
mittee In session yesterday In this city called
.ho county convention for September 17 to be
icld at Oakland.
ORD , Neb. , July 13. ( Special. ) Saturday
an election was held to decide the question
whether the land lying In the valley from
Garflelil county to Harris creek , two miles
! > elow Ord , should bo made an Irrigation dis
trict. The vote was In favor of Irrigation.
The following were elected officers of the dis
trict : Directors , J. A. Patton , John Brockus
and Jorgen Moeller ; treasurer. J. J. Tully ,
and W. II. Keown assessor.
C. C. Klne arrived In Ord Monday for a
stay of several weeks.
Self-binders are selling like hot cakes at
present. "One firm sold seven in one day.
Harold Fogt returned to Ord Saturday
evening. He has been occupying the chair of
language and history at tbo Danish college
at Elkhart. la.
Rev. E. P. Qulvey has been hero this week
organizing a branch of the Children's Home
society. The following officers were elected :
J. A. Patton. president : Mrs. K. W. Patty ,
secretary , and Mrs. J. W. Perry , treasurer.
W. C. T. V , C onTf ntlon Conctnrted.
YORK , Neb. . July 13. ( Special. ) The
Woman's Christian Temperance union con
vention closed Its session for the Sixth
district of Nebraska-yesterday. The session
was mostly a business one. The following
are the o Ulcers elected : President , Mrs. L
S. Ferguson ; corresponding secretary. Mrs
E. M. Cobb ; recording secretary , Miss Myrtle
Slmpklns of Qresham ; treasurer , Mrs. Sadie
Foster of Bromfleld. Superintendents were
appointed over fourteen departments. The
convention was a decided success. It wll
next year be held In Aurora.
F. A. Hannls. jewelry dealer of this city
who was closed some time ago on chatte
mortgages , opened his store again today.
'Irumps 'Inlk on l-rco Hllror.
FAIRMONT , Neb. , July 13. ( Special , )
Two tramps namol King and Williams , gave
an open air lecture on the streets last night litho
the Interest of free silver. They gave ex
Governor Levelling great praise for hit coune
while governor , and said they wanted It un
derstood that they were not anarchists. They
said they were working men and knew wha
they were talking about. They took up a
collection and gathered In 00 cents.
JtecncnlifU the Iliiltrr * .
BEATRICE , July 13. ( Special Telegram.- )
The Gage county democratic central commit
tee met today and fixed August C as the dat
of the county convention. By a unanlmou
vote It was decided to Incorporate In th
call the selection of thirty delegates to at
tend the state convention called to meet it
Lincoln September 6.
llonil Mooting Culled.
FULLERTON , Neb. , July 13. ( Speclal.- )
Tha Fullerton school board has ordered
special election to be held July 24 , to vet
$3.000 In bonds to build an addition to th
The Nance. County Teachers' Institute wll
ba held this year July 22 to August 4 , In th
i'ullcrton High school rooms. The Instructors
ro : Mrs. Sarah D. Jenkins ot the Urockport ,
N. Y. , Normal school , and Prof. P. W. Hess
f the Genoa High school.
TAIK iioiiricui/rimtsrs TO MKKT
umincr Convention ot the Socloty Will lie
Jlrlil \\yinorr. .
LINCOLN , Neb. . July 13. ( Special. ) The
tate Horticultural society has accepted the
nvltatlon of J. M. Russell & Son of Wymore
o hold n summer meeting with them July
23 , 24 and 25. Wednesday the 24th has been
designated as peach day for Nebraska and
ho society members and tlioso Interested
n horticulture are to pass the day In the
lussell orchards , with thousands of bushels
f peaches In eight and hundreds of bushels
r early ripening varieties to eat. Nebraska
ms long been known to ralso the best apples ,
berries and grapes In the west. It Is not as
veil known that hardy varieties of peaches
are also grown with commercial profit In
ho state. Out of town visitors should como
lown Tuesday to bo In tlmo for the drive
o the orchards Wednesday.
I'lerco ropiumu In t'nrnilr.
PIERCE , Neb. , July 13. ( Special Tele-
; ram. ) This was a gala day for the populists
n this city. Hon. Frank Barbour of South
Dakota spoke on the free silver question forever
over an hour on the street today. The streets
were filled with people. The audience was
composed of people from surrounding towns.
Music was furnlshcfl by the Populist quartet.
finmll lllaze at Nnbniiku City.
NEBRASKA CITY. July 13. ( Special Tel-
igram , ) About 11 o'clock tonight fire was
discovered In the basement of J. J. Jami
son's drug store. Firemen soon had the flro
under control. The loss will not exceed
| 1,000 , fully covered by Insurance.
Hurt In u Knuavrar Accident.
BLAIR , Neb. , July 13. ( Special. ) John
Slayvlllo of Winchester , III. , was badly hurt
here yesterday by a runaway team.
TO TIIK ioLuaini.4. seitwuH
Accident Thought to He Dua to Cnrelcu-
neat of ! > nck Hands nt .Soutlinniplon.
WASHINGTON. July 13. The Navy de
partment was Informed several days ago of
the mishap to the Columbia while In dry
dock at Southampton , as reported In the As
sociated press cable dispatches , but for some
reason has seen fit to keep tbo Information
from the public. Captain Sumner sent two
cablegrams on the subject. The first re
ported that the vessel Jiad been strained , and
the second , after the examination had been
. stated that no serious Injury had been
sustained by the vessel. Ho expects to start
homeward today , having almost completed
coaling , which was rather a tedious taek.
Notwithstanding the captain's statement that
no serious Injury Ima been sustained by tlio
Columbia , the officials here , basing their
views on the full details contained In the
press dispatches , are Inclined to fear Captain
Simmer has underestimated the real damage.
Jt Is Inconceivable to them that such a ves
sel could lie under havy strain In a dry dock
without receiving substantial Injury , and the
fact that the heavy stanchions supporting the
protective deck were sprung was evidence
that she must Imve been terribly strained.
If her bottom plates are buckled and bent , as
reported , It will Interfere greatly with thu
speed trial , which was looked forward to
with BO much Interest by naval ofScera , and
which was to begin today. However , It Is
Bald the damage la not Irreparable , and when
the ship returns to Now York she probably
will bo at once placed In dock and again
examined by the constructors. If It Is fouiu
that she IB badly warped 1ie will bo sent to
Cramps to bo straightened , which will Involve
volvo the removal of many ot her plates am
frames and consume much time.
The accident Is ascribed at the Navy de
partment to. the fact that the dock people a
Southampton are not used to handling nara
vessels. The Columbia was supplied with a
complete set of plans for the guidance o
dock hands In placing ttie blocks under her
and the accident Is said to be undoubtedly at
trlbuUble to the failure ot the workmen to
follow these plain closely.
Iowa 1'oitmaiter Appointed.
WASHINGTON , July 13. ( Special Tele
gram. ) 8. 0. Rue wag today appointed post
mister at Little Turkey , Chlckataw county
U. . vice H. O. Rue , resigned.
STUDYING A WAR PROBIEH
Some Practical Work Laid 'Out for the
Newport Naval College.
SUPPOSE ENGLAND SHOULD DECLARE WAR
Naval and Military l.'iportfl Dlscim na
Imaginary Campaign by ( treat lirltuln
Acalust the United States on the ,
WASHINGTON , July 13. The naval war
college at Newport Is now engaged In the dis
cussion ot a most Interesting problem , the
solution of which ta of vital Importance to the
great Atlantic seaboard cities. This problem ,
which was framed by Captain II. C. Taylor
and Captain Mahan , Is based on a supposed
attack on the New England coast by a great
Irltlsh naval force , supplemented by a strong
body of troops from Halifax. As laid be-
roro the war college , the problem Is as fol-
On May 10 war Is Imminent. The enemy
Is assembling at Halifax. Ho Is expected
to descend on the New England coast. Ills
probable plan Is to occupy the coast and the
cities from Portland ) to Boston , thereby seconding
ending certain movements of his land forces.
Ills success depends upon his ability to com
plete this occupation before Juno 10 , and
maintain It until July 10. The forces des
tined for this purpose are one or more fleets
whoso total strength Is thrco times that ot
our fleet , and 20,000 men In fifty transports.
Our available force Is ordered to assemble
for the present In Nantuckct sound.
On May 20 war Is declared. The fleet
leaves , occupies Provlncetown and blockades
Boston on May 23. Tno lleet Is composed
of six battleships , eight armored cruisers ,
eighteen cruisers , twelve gunboats and twelve
torpedo boats. Ho begins to keep touch
of our fleet wherever It may be by means
ot scout ? . Our force la five battleship ] , five
armcrod cruisers , fifteen cruisers , ten gun
boats , ten torpedoe boats and ono ram. The
heavy monitor at Boston and one light ono
at Portsmouth and another at Portland are to
be retained at those points. Wo learn that
a much larger force of the enemy Is about to
leave Halifax. It sails May 25 , blockades
Portland , occupies Casco bay , and gets In
touch with Its Provlncetown fleet on May 27.
It la composed of ten battleships , fifteen
armored cruisers , twenty cruisers , twenty
gunboats , twenty torpedo boats arid fifty
transports for carrying 20,000 troops of all
Designate a plan for meeting this demon
stration. Show the best disposition of our
forces and describe In detail our operations
for the campaign.
Several moat Interesting papers have al
ready been submitted In answer to this
problem by our own naval officers and yes
terday the college was given an accurate
Insight Into the celebrated Yalu river naval
engagement as bearing on the best courto
of defense by Captain Phlln McOlffon , who
was present at th'.s fight and commanded one
of the Chinese transports.
Nr\r Molhnili for tliu Conicreiilonal Library
WASHINGTON. July 13. H Is not unlikely
thit the Investigation Into the accounts of
Librarian Spofford will result In a reorganiza
tion ot the congressional library force , by
which thcro will be a government officer In
dependent of tlia librarian , appointed tq look
after the financial affairs of the library , leav
ing Mr. Spofford. to attend to the library
proper. Mr. Spofford will recommend to
congress the establishment o ( a bureau for
registration of copyrights.
I'avnr * the Mclrlo H/ttrm.
WASHINGTON , July 13. Word has beeu
received here that the select committee ot
the British House of Commons on weights
and measures has reported a recommendation
that tbo metric system be made pormlsslvo
at once In Great Britain , and. catnpuUorjr
after two years.
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