Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 20, 1898, Image 9

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General Conditions in Nebraska Very
Favorable to Growing Oropi ,
[ Warm Wealher nnd Plenty of Rain
flead the Fnll Sown Cereal
Along Xley Snrlnf Wheat
, I and Oat l.'ii.
United States Department of Agriculture
ellmato anil crop bulletin ot the Weather
bureau , Nebraska tcctlon , for the week end
ing Monday , April 18 , 1898.
Rainfall chart for week ending & a. m. , April
II :
The last week has been warm , with aibout
the normal amount ol sunshine. The mean
temperature averaged about 6 degrees abo\c
the normal. The first dajs ot the week
wcro the coldest , with minimum tempera
tures about or slightly below 32 degrees.
The last days of the week wcro very warm ,
with maximum temperatures above 80 de
grees , and at many places above 85 degrees.
Several -trcrts occurred oirly In the week ,
but vegetation was not sufficiently advanced
to be Injured.
Rain was general on the first and last daya
of the week. The total rainfall waa de
cidedly above the normal for the third week
In April.
The warm wc-ither following the general
rain of the llth wvia exceptionally favorable
for a rapid growth of all vegetation. Winter
wheat Improved rapidly , and has about re
covered from the effects ot the unfavorable
weather In Martb and early In April ; It Is
now ( generally in excellent condition. Rye
has grown well , and Is largo enough for
pasturage In the southern , counties. Spring
1 wheat Is coming up nicely. Oats Id about all
* J owti ; the early-sown IB coming up , and Is
much less damaged by the cold weather
than was anticipated. Plowing for corn la
general , and a little corn has- been , planted
ID the southwestern counties. Fruit Cmds
are swelling , and the general report la that
they have not been Injured by the cold
weather. In a tow places , tbe peach budo
are reported considerably damaged. Apricot
trees are In bloom In the southern counties.
Report by counties :
Tlutler Spring grain coming up. Fall
Wheat advancing rupldly.
Cass Spring wheat up. Fall wheat peed
stand nnd color. Oats coming up. Grass
starting nicely. Considerable plowing for
corn done.
Clay Fall wheat In flne condition. Oats
nnd spring w.itat coming up nicely. Pas-
turcs becoming green , Potatoes being
Flllmore But few oata Injured by the late
freeze. Fall and spring wheat growing
Qatte Wheat In peed shapa. Outs In.
Plowing for corn commenced.
Hamilton All full grain looklnc fine. Seed
ing' nearly done , and plowing for corn in
Jefferson Fall wheat In good condition.
Oata coming up nicely. Plowing for corn
has commenced.
Johnson Spring -wheat and oats coming
up. Fall wheat 'nas made good growth.
Bo mi plowing for corn.
Lancaster Oats about all In and some
coming up. Wheat a good stand and look-
n flne.
Ncmaha Wheat In prime condition- a
large acreage Oata corning up. Peach buds
not injured.
Nuckolis-Oats sown and coming nicely.
Plowing for corn general. Fall wheat looks
splendid. Ground full of moisture.
Otoo Rye and fall wheat look WfJl and
have recovered from backset In March. Oats
are coming up. Fruit buds In good condl-
. . Pawnee Wheat In the best of condition.
Oats are coming up finely. Early potatoes
planted. Apricot trees In full bloom. Fruit
prospect excellent.
Polk Oats and spring wheat coming up.
Early sown thin. Fall wheat and rye look
ing extra well.
Richardson Fall wVieat looking flne. Oats
up and growing well. Peach trees show
bloom. Fruit uninjured. Ground In good
Sallnei First sown oats up ; some still be
ing sown. Wheat In flne condition. Some
plowing for corn. Potatoes being planted.
Baundcrs Wheat and oats coming nicely.
Grass growing fast. Plowing for corn In
progress. Fall wheat fair. Some potatoes
Sewnrd Fall wheat looks well , except a
few Jlelds , where stand Is thin. Oats and
spring wneat coming up nicely.
Tlmycr Fall wheat looks well. Rye and
pastures good. Oat seeding about finished.
Early potatoes planted. Boll thoroughly
filled with moisture.
York Fall wheat and rye starting nicely
and in most places n good stand. Oats about
all in and coming up nicely.
Antelope Seeding about completed. Small
rain Is growing nicely. Ground In good
condition. Plowing for corn Is being rus'ned.
Boyd Rye and fall wheat a good stand
and starting well. Plowing for earn begun.
Borne small grain blown out early In the
.Hurt Sowing of small .grain about nil
done. Wheat coming up some , but uneven.
Pastures starting. Plowing for corn In
Cedan-nyc and fall wheat up and looking
welt. Grass shooting up nicely. Ground dry
and rain needed , plowing for corn in prog
Colfax Winter wheat growing rapidly.
Spring wheat up and looks well. Oats all
sown and some coming up. Early potatoes
planted. .
Cumlng Wheat coming up nicely. Oata
all sown. Grass starting.
Dakota Dry and windy. Not very much
progress :
Olxon Seeding nearly completed. Spring
wvieat coming up. ' Plowing for corn com
Dodge Oats , barley and some early pota
toes planted. Small grain growing rapidly.
Planing for corn well under way.
Douglas Considerable plowing for corn
has been done.
Holt Small grain about all sown and
some coming up. Fall groin looks flne.
Grass getting a good start.
Madison Spring wheat and oats just
proutlng. Pastures not sreen.
Platte Winter wheat in excellent condi
tion. Spring wheat up. Oats coming 11p. .
Plowing for corn general. Good pasturage
on tame grass. cea
Stanton Seeding about all done , with a
large Increase In acreage. Corn land is now
facing prepared. iwy.
Thurstou Winter wheat coming up nicely.
Oats about nil sown. Several frosts , but
damage to fruit. Plowing for corn in prog
ress. 8n.
Washington Small grain about all sown.
Borne wheat fields quite green. Plowing n.n
der good headway.
Boone Small grain all sawn and an In
creased Acreage. Fall wheat and rye info
eplrndld condition. Wheat coming up. No
grass for stock.
Buffalo Oat seeding about finished. Win
ter groin looking ; ? plciQdld. Spring wheat
coming upv Work well advanced. Ground
In flno condition.
Custer Small grain most all sown. Plow-
ins for ccnv In progress. Some early p6ta-
tocri planted. Qras tivrtlntr.
DawBon Winter wheat damaged but lUtlc.
by the frecxo In March. Sc-edln ? almost
done } . Fruit bud * uninjured and beginning
to swell.
Qrteley Small grain nsnrly nil sown. Cai
weather ha * retarded sprouting , but it Is
coming on rapidly the last four days.
Hall Small grain never looked better.
Corn ground beingplowed. .
Howard Rye and fall grain look flne.
Spring- wheat and oats coming up. Blue
Crass darting slowly.
ilcrrick Many oata being- put In. Farm
NK > rk ri.ll advanced.
otir" cralB about * In-
Ished. Wheat earning up. Acrcngo largely
Sherman Sowing emalt grain about fin
ished. Wheat earning up slowly. Fall groin
looks fine. Grass not started much yet.
Valley Early sown grain up. Pastures
looking green.
Adams-rFall .wheat nnd ry have grown
will , Spring wheat and oats coming up.
grass four to six Inches long. Some pota
toes planted- .
Cha'c Oat , wheat nnd rye look , .well.
Same corn and potatoes In.
Dundy Soil In excellent condition. Wheat
all In. Somo. . corn p'nntcd.
Franklin All small grain growing finely.
Plowing for corn making good progress.
Frcn Isr Winter -wheat Brewing fast nml
spring1 wheat coming up. Alfalfa doing well.
Fnll ftrnln injured some by high winds.
H.irlan Spring wheat coming up nicely.
Small craln growing rapidly. Potatoes be
ing planted- . Some - fallwheat blown out nnd
winter killed. Spring wheat looks Bplendld.
Corn being planted.
Kearney Wlntrr wheat In exceptionally
flnn condition. Grass advancing well. . Slight
damage "to early sown oats by freeze In
Lincoln Rye , wheat nmt alfalfa are look
ing flne. Gras starting1.
Perkins Small grain nnd grass growing
rnsl. Ground In peed shape.
Phelps Snmll gr.-Un doing well. Hye large
enough for pasture.
Rort Willow Some of the curly planted fall
wh it was winter killed. Plowing for corn
well advanced.
We-bater Fnll wheat In flno condition.
O.Us nnd spring wheat coming up nicely.
Plowing for corn well under -way.
Cherry Spring plowing nnd seeding just
Duuel Small grain plnnted. Plowing for
corn In progress. High winds Injurious.
Keith Wheat sown nnd coming up nicely.
Winter wheat damaged quite badly.
Hock Wheat coming up. Plowing for
corn in progress. Some corn listed In. Grass
is getting a good start.
Sheridan Alfnlfa In good condition. Some
plowing done and potatoes' ' planted. Stock
in good condition. G. A. LOVELAND ,
Section Director , Lincoln , Neb.
Stnnil T k cm liy Ci > iiKrc * the
IiiKiirtrfnt Force * .
NEW YORK , April 19. The following
statement on the congressional Cuban reso
lutions was given out today at the office of
tbo Cuban junta :
The resolutions ns they stand are tanta
mount to the recognition of the Cuban re
public. The declaration Is that the people
of Cuba nro free nnd Independent , while
the Cuban peop-o acknowledge allegiance
only to the Republic of Cuba , which they
hive established ami maintained by force
of arms. The only object of the Insurrec
tion was the Independence * of the Cubans.
This Is provided for by the resolutions. The
Cubans asked for Intervention , and thereby
recognition of Independence. This was rtlso
provided ) for by the resolutions. Their de
sire to run their government free from coer
cion Is provided for by th ? fourth paragraph
of the resolution. Under these clrcum-
atunciM the demand made by the United
States thnt Spain at once evacuate the
Island , and the threat thru In the event of
Its refusal the Innil nnd nnval forces of the
United States will be used to compel evacua
tion , certainly merits the deepest gratitude
on the. part of the Cubans.
Should force be necessary on the part of
the United Stales there will bo the most
complete co-operation by the Cuban govern
ment and Its army. Coast pilots nnd
practiced guides will bo placed Immediately
at the service of the United States and In
every practical way will the Cubans aid
In expelling tne common enemy.
To t'ne patriotism of the American people
nnd the American press the Cubans owe a
debt of deepest gratitude , and for the con-
lldence which the American people have
In them they 'hope ' to prove their worthiness.
The steadfastness with whlo'i they 'nave
pursued their Ideal for Independence and
the organization which they have shown In
their fight against Spain arc sulllclent proof
that they will be able to maintain their
Independence and t'nat peace will be their
only object for the future.
Crnnip * Sroiire Coiitmct for Two
Monntcr llnttlemhlp * .
. WASHINGTON , April 19. The Russian
government has placed orders for two 12,000-
ton battleships In * the United States , accordIng -
Ing to Information which baa reached the
Navy department. The new vessels are
equal to any afloat or designed In the world
and are to be superior to anything In the
fighting line heretofore produced In this
country. They and all thelr equlpment will
bo American In manufacture as well as ma-
terlal. The Cramps will build the hulls and
machinery and the Bethlehem Iron company
tbo armor and the guns.
Agitation Started l > r Spaniard * In
Porto. Illeo.
ST. THOMAS , W. I. , April 19. Advices received -
ceived here from Porto Rico today show there
la agitation there with the object ot forcing
naturalized Americana to declare themselves
and leave the Island. Further reports have
also been received hero of excitement follow
ing the departure ot the American consuls ,
and It Is eald that many people are ready to
leave tbo Island at the first opportunity. Tbe
SpanUb authorities have ordered 80.K ( > 0
rat leas for the troops at Porto Rico. The
senatorial elections , which took place on
April 10 , resulted , as pre-arranged , In a liberal
lAccliient to the Erlcnaon.
KEY WEST , April 19. The United States
torpedo boat Erlcr on met with an accident
At 3 o'clock ibis morning. It was patrolling
about ten miles oft Sand Key in the gulf ,
when it cojlided .with , the station pilot boat
Hero. The latter had no lights displayed
and the torpedo boat , which was going at a
rapid rate , came upon it without warning.
The bowsprit of the pilot boat aw opt the
Ericsson amldohlps and knocked over tbe
ventilators and upper works of the torpedo
boat. Ensign L. A. Bostwlck was struck loHI
the head and badly cut. The bowsprit HIOf
the Hero was carried uway and it sustained
damage on its port side. The Injury to the
ErlciBon will not Interfere with IU usefulness
in case of orders for actlvo service being
received. Ita commander taya he is ready
to sail at a moment's notice.
European StocU Quotation * .
on the Stock exchange today opened dull and
lower. After the opening prices steadied
somewhat , but at 12:30 : o'clock the market ;
again turned weak. Spanish fours opened
at 38 % , nnd further declined to 38 , a net
loss of 2H , aa compared with yesterday's
PARIS , April 19. Spanish fours are
quoted on the Bourse today at 39 , a loss of
2 % from yesterday's final price.
New Explosive Shell.
PITTSBURO , April 19. A new explosive
shell , the Invention of George W.
a Chlcagoan , to being tested at the Twenty-
ninth street works of the Carnegie Steel
company , and the results may determine the
duration of an encounter with Spank * men-
of-war. It 10 asserted that they are of a
more dangerous nature to the enemy than
aay other projectile In the Navy department.
Within the next week they will be forwarded
to Sandy Hook teUloi grounds , where they
will be put through the government's most
rigid examination
Krrp IM * e Open for Policemen.
6AN FRANCISCO , April 19. The police
commissioners of thin city have adopted a
resolution declaring , that in case of war
police officers who enlist will not lone their
places , which will be filled during their absence -
senco by men whose appointment ehall ibbe
merely temporary.
Pnrch * Sevea Yacht * .
WASHINGTON , April 19. The Navy department -
partment today authorized the purchue of
seven yacht * for the auxiliary navy. Most
ot them are from person * living around New
York and Botton. Tbe name * of the vesseli
are Theipli , Retles , Eltawer , King , Ituna ,
HUwatba aad Au Revotr ,
Chairman of the Booker State Commission
Talks Enthnaiaatically ,
nnllillnir Will tie a Pnlnce nn.l the
ExhllilU Will IleThone of Which
the Grent Slate Wilt
lie Proud.
Colonel Clark E. Carr of Galesburg , presi
dent ot the Illinois Exposition commission ,
Is In the city In attendance at the meeting
of the American Mulze propaganda , of which
ho la also president. Ho visited the exposi
tion grounds in company with Prof. Taylor ,
superintendent of the Horticulture bureau ,
and Inspected the progress being made on
the Illinois building.
Colonel Carr expressed great satisfaction
at the brilliant prospect for a great cxpcsl-
tton and woe pleased with the handsome
appearance of the nearly completed Illinois
"Wo have let a contract to Marshall Field
of Chicago for decorating and furnishing the
Illinois building , " eald Colonel Carr , "and
expect to have It fitted up In excellent taste.
We have beffn dlscucelng .Axminstcr carpets ,
with curtains and furnishings to match , so
It can bo seen there will bo nothing mean
about the building.
"Our exhibits are going to be ott a largo
scale. We at first considered ! the matter of
making a large agricultural exhibit , but con
cluded It would bo like 'carrying coals to
Newcastle , ' aad we will not attempt to make
a great exhibit of com and cereals , but wo
will make a very largo exhibit of agricul
tural machinery ot all kinds. We also con
sidered the Idea of making a large exhibit
of live stock , but the same conditions ob
tained In that direction as In the case , of
the agricultural display , we Intend , however ,
making a most excellent showing of flno
blooded ' flock , of which wo have the finest
herds'in the country. In horticulture .wo
Intend ' ' making a strong showing. We know
that wo have the first state in the union in
tbe Una of horticultural products , and we
Intend making an exhibit that will demon
strate the truth ot that etatement. Thla
exhibit will bo In charge ot H. M.
Dunlap of Savoy , president of our State
Horticultural society and a member of the
state senate. He Is making preparations for
a very flno exhibit and space has been re
served for it In the Horticulture building. "
In reply to a question as to how many
people from Illinois will vlalt the exposi
tion , Colonel Carr said : "The people of
Illinois are put out at.tho high rates which
have been adopted by the rullroado for points
as far from Omaha as Illinois. The roada have
been generous for short distances , but for ajl
polntii in our state the rates are too high.
If we can get fares low enough it la our
Intention to have a Koox college day at the
exposition , when we will : iibring > * our
entire Institution , except the build
ing , to the exposition. There are
about 700 students In the college , besides
the faculty and ofllcero , and tUcso will all
come. In addition to these we bavo old
students scattered all over the union , and
especially In the west , andl we Intend to li -
vlto them to come to Omaha on Knox col
lege day and help swell the crowd. We be
lieve a very largo attendance will result
from this source. On Illinois day our gov
ernor and hie staff , the mayor and city offi
cials of Chicago , as 'well as the officials of all
the principal cltlcu and towns In the state ,
will come to your exposition. I do not be
lieve the expedition will have any reason to
say that the people of Illinois have not
shown an interest in tbe exposition and
have not attended it in large numbers. "
Will MnJie a Klmlertrnrten Living Kx-
lillilt In Girl * ' anil li > ' IlalldlnK.
The idea of a klnderganten exhibit 'by the
Omaha schools in , the Boys' and Girls' buildIng -
Ing at the exposition eeema likely to he
carried out In spite of the objectionable
Item of expense which , Inspired' ' eqmo oppo
sition among members ot the Board of Ed
ucation. Secretary Ford of' thb "Women's "
Board of Managers has offered the board
500 feet of floor space In the building for
$400 , and , although the board to not ready
to spend that amount of money , the rater-
prise la likely to succeed with the aid of
support received from other sources. The
Kindergarten Supply company , from watch
( bo supplies used in the local schools are
purchased , has assured Secretary Glllan that
it will bo glad to co-operate in the under
taking by paying for a considerable amount
of the space on condition that It Is given
the privilege of including an exhibit of IW
kindergarten specialties. Another big
school supply house has also agreed to aealat
Ira bearing the expense , and with thla as
sistance It Is expected that the .exhibit will
be undertaken. The entire matter Is la
the bands of a special committee of the
board , consisting ot Members Thomas , Grat-
ton and Van Gilder , and a meeting ot the
committee will probably be called this week.
The proposed kindergarten exhibit te dis
tinct from the regular educational exhibit
and the plan is to Install a "living" ex
hibit. This refers to a genuine reproduc
tion of a kindergarten room , with the assist
ance of some ot the pupils and teachero In
that department of tbe local schools. The
methods of kindergarten work will thus be
practically Illustrated , and It is believed that
this object Icefion would go a good ways
towards increasing the public Interest in
favor ot kindergarten Instruction.
Superintendent Wlgman of the manual
training department of the High school has
drawn a rough sketch of the cpace that will
bo required for the exhibit of that depart
ment. He urges that actko .should be
taken at once , as there Is short time re
maining in nbich to prepare and install ole
exhibit , and the special committee will
probably bring la a recommendation at the
next regular meeting of tbe toard.
Aft I > nbll hcrM Donate. Same Hnnil-
cotuc Til In IT * < d-4he < Women' * llonrdj.
The women of the executive committee of
the Bureau of Education are rejoicing over
several donations of handsome pictures
which have Just been received. There are
twenty pictures in the entire lot. seventeen
of them having been contributed by Prang ,
two by the Berlin Photograph company , and
ono byElson of Boston. The Prang pictures
are ot various sizes and constitute the group
known as the "school series ; " they Include a
number of most desirable works , some In
black and In white and others In colors ;
Eomo are architectural and others are copies
of famous paintings. The two eent by the
Berlin Photograph company are large photo
graphs of well' known works of art and the
work contributed by Elson Is a large sized
copy in black and white of Stuart's portrait
of Washington.
Tbo particular occasion for the rejoicing
on tbe part ot the women lies In the fact
that a part of the scheme for raising funds
for the construction of the Girls' and Hoys'
building Included a promise on the part rs'of
tbo Woman's board that the pictures with
which the building Is decorated wilt be
distributed among the icnopla contributing
tbe largest amount per capita to the build
ing. The building has coat more than was
intended ( o be expended 'upon it and the
women have been at a lois for a means ot
acquiring the necessary pictures. The dona
tions , however , supply tbe need ot tbe hour ,
although further contributions of the me
kind will tlll be very thankfully received.
.The pictures will bo handsomely framed and
will be hung in the building a * * eon ai It
is completed.
The award * to tbe schools entitled to these
picture * will be made immediately after the
exposition opens , and a card ahowlug tbe
ecbool to which It U awarded will be it-
tached to each plctur * . A committw itof
competent judges -wIll'M ckopen to make the
awards and the bMt pictKVtVI11 ) be given to
then school making t * .ttrgst contribution
on a per capita basis. The ; other pictures
will be awarded In thoVofder ot excellence
to the schools "coming'riljxr on the Hat.
Rural schools and thoe'lj cities and toWns
will not bo brought\ln competition In this
contest , but the picture * will be evenly
divided , ono half being awarded to city
schools and the othcf. half to the rural
schools , each In the brdcr ot the amount
contributed. i *
Socretnrr af" herr T lk ot Whnt He
Bxpevtn tp Slum- .
W. D. Mathewe of Little 'Rock ' , secretary of
the Arkansas Expoiition commission , Is In
the city for the purpose o < getting the work
rtartcd on the Arkansas building. The con
tract for thla building was let recently to
.Halnes & Wllletts of Stuttgart , Ark. , and a
member of the firm Is In the city ready to
commence operations.
"Tbo Arkansas building will bo conwr
etructcd of lumber donated by the lumber
firms of our state , " said Secretary Mathews ,
"and It will be a handsome structure. The
bulldln < r will be a fac simile ot the Albert
Plko mansion in Little Rock , ono of the fin
est examples of the colonial style of archl-
lecture In the country. The building will
bo two stories in height Vlth a wide portico
across the front , the massive columns ex-
tcndlrs the full height ot the house. The
outside will bo of staff and will be painted to
resemble brick , of which the original Is I
built. The Interior will be finished throughout -
out in native woods and this material 's ' al
ready collected. The contractor Is hero now
and will commence work at once.
"Exposition matters In our state are ( n
excellent condition , " continued Mr. Mathews.
"I have been devoting all my time to It and
have been given every possible assistance by
our newspapers , The columns of all ot our
papers have been open for exposition news
at all times and the people of the state have
been kept well Informed regarding the mat
ter. Wo have secured (2,500 frcm the rail
roads and hope to get .more from sorso of
the roads which have not yet given anything ;
wo have been selling buttons to help raise
funds for our building and exhibit and have
raised enough money to make sure of hav
ing a display which will astonish the people
who arc not familiar with our state.
"I tell our people that wb have the richest
pocr state and the poorest rich state in the
union , and that statement describes the con
ditions that exist there. We are rich in UIM
developed resources , and this exposition will
afford us a most excellent opportunity to
show the world what our state Is capable of
doln . We will make a showing in agricul
ture , horticulture , minerals , building stone ,
timber , etc. , that will bo-a fnarvel. Our prep
arations are about completed and our people
will be here In force. " |
ComnilKMloner * Sny It Will lie the Dent
of-Alt at lie 1ximnIUoii.
The county cc-mnilssloiJerB are- growing
enthusiastic over the exposition and the ex
hibit that Is proposed by Douglas county.
They believe 'that ' the , county Is to out
shine all others , both 'as' to quantity and
quality. * *
In speaking of the Douglas county exhibit
Chairman Klerstead said'We ; d'qn't care
what others may do. we Jiroposo .tp have au
exhibit that wlll' * envy of all and at
the same time ono < that wfll'fcc a convincing
argument that the solU of Douglas county
Is more pnxfilttlvo- than theboaatcd valley
of the Nile. It will tako-money to make
this exhDblt , but we have4 the money trtil
we propose 'to ' make our eihlbltTne toesT
of any at the great shdw. We have ex
perts at work now preparing- designs and
they are making good progress.bvt are not ,
far enough , along so tbab 6ad can have a
correct Idea of'Just , what ! Vill bo , accom
plished. j . . *
"We appointed R. S. Berlin as superln-
tendent ot our general eihlbit and already
he is getting the work well In hand. 'Berlin
Is a great hustler amTwhlle bis.salary does
dot begin until May 1 hela bard at work
formulating the plans that he will pursue
In order to make our' exBlbtt the most at
tractive. We appointed Mr. Davidson
superintendent of the lAplary exhibit and'
from him we expect good'reMilts. ' Mr. Davld-
eon was at the World's falr and It will be re
membered that he took flr&t prize on honey
and supplies Used by bee keeper * . J. J.
Hess , who Is In charge of "the floral display ,
la an expert florist and : Is laying his plans
to make eomo unuscdlly attractive displays
in the Horticultural building.
"So far aa the agricultural exhibits are
concerned , I .can't say just what we will
have , but it Is safe to venture the opinion
that they will bo attractive and neat. We
Intend to convince every ; person who at
tends the exposition that corn Is king. "
IlllnoUniui a. Club.
Another meeting ot Illlnolsana vrbo reside
la Omaha , for the purpose of'organizing a
society , will he held at the Commercial club
next iMonday'evening , In the meantime-
committee of elx will draft a constitution
and by-laws to bo adopted. Frederick J.
Sackett Is chairman of thla committee.
The original Intention was to limit the
membership to only native Illlnoleans In the
city , but It was found after a permanent or
ganization was effected at a meeting just
held that this debarred * eo many other
Omahana who formerly claimed Illinois au
( ( jelr.homc , that It waa decided to admit all
to membership who were residents of that
state for at least five years prior to their
removal to'Omabi , It was agreed that the
officers who had been elected under the
former rule should resign , and that a new
organization should ! be effected under the
substituted membership agreement.
Fully seventy-five Omahans have signified
their intention to join th'o club , and those
who are organizing 'It think that with the
new membership privilege tbo society will
number at leaet 250 members. '
Tiattu ot the
The Elcholtz Novelty/ company of Ida
Orove , la. , has applied for" space ( or a har
ness sewing machine ,
W. A. Smith of Ida Qrofe , la. , 'h.a secured
the concesplon for selllng clgara and tobacco
on the exposition ground * i *
decree T. Williams , JmlyorV Ida Drove ,
la. , "the best town on earth , " as he terms it ,
Is in the city to Inspect t10'-exposition
A woman glass blower his secured cpace
In the Girls' and Boys' mil ding for the opera
tion of a booth for tb&jmanufacture and cale
of articles of blown
John F. Longer of-yjlobrara , Neb , , la In
the city endeavoring , teriecbra'an engagement
by the exposition of Ufa band compceel
of Indians of tbe Sanj'ee agency.
The formal application jfrom the Canadian
government for 4,000 square f et of trace in
the International building ias.been received
by the Exhibit * department. Thls'exblblt
has been eeslgned space'In the northwest
corner of the building , 'being the most con
spicuous location in the , building.
Manager Llndeay ot the'Ways and Meats
department baa receivedfth * 'photograph of
Mra. Amelia Savage-Relllv [ of Salem , one of
Oregon's contribution * fo'tnegalaxy ' of beau
ties of the tran ralesl < 3 lp'l states , The pho
tograph has beea"'fQrarded to Mr. . Rockweed -
wood ot New York , to be. Incorporated in the
composite picture which will be placed on tbe
exposition medal. t -
Tyler Am4u t Tyiee.
Pauline Tylee hag sutd'her husband , Au
gustus Tylee. asking , tor a divorce and the
restoration of her maiden name , Pauline
Hyde. She alleges * marriage took place
on June 1 , 1897. She says that-he 'na failed
to furnish , the means of Support and that
she has be n compcHed io acccpt the char
ity of friends.
8ylT * tcr.
Mrs. ' Sarah Sylvester of Chicago died at
the home of her * Itcr , UT * . A. Roitnzwelg ,
yetrday morning. Mr * " . Sylrcter wa * here
on a visit when taken 'cuddeoly aad serl-
ouly III. Arranceau Uc for the funeral
will be aanounoea later ;
Difficulties of an Early Spring Trip in
Northern Waten.
Terriflo Cnlo Successfully Weathered
( uuli Magnificent Scenery Encoun
tered , nt Lnndlntr Prices for
8unpllc Very Itennonnblc.
An Interesting letter has been receive !
from. Mark A. Polack , now In the Copper
river region , Alaska , by his relatives In
this city. Mr. Polack , who bas spent most
of his llfo In Omaha , left for Alaska several
weeks ago and when the first extract was
written was on board the Valencia , 250 mllca
from the coast ot Alaska , and north ot Sttka.
The ship met very heavy weatber on the
whole voyage , which , together with some
trouble between miners and the tblp's offi
cers , tnado the voyage quite a turbulent
ones - '
In 1 speaking ot the condition of the weather
Mi . Polack eays : "Tboeea Is rolling eo hcav-
uy that I can hardly write and I am ell-
. ,
ting on the floor to avoid falling oft. It
la nccceeary to stay all day In the little
cabin , as It la too rougb and wet to go on
deck. After thirty-two hours of drifting
and holding the nose of the boat to the
wind the captain thougbt he would risk It
and turned the Valencia once again on her
course. Everything movable began to turn-
bio about and the waves cleared the boat's
decks every tlmo the keeled over. Still everyone
ono Is happier , for wo are bound for port ,
190 miles away. The isca la growing higher
( ban ever and for the eatety of the boat
and Its 600 passengers all the horses : and
cattle , numbering 150 , were shot and thrown
overboard. The waves roll toward us llko
blgh hills and the boat rises up and up
until wo can look down and out over the
horizon , and In another moment the eblp
sinks downward as though It would dive to
the bottom. Jerking and groaning with the
strain until ono wonders how It can bear
It longer without going to pieces. The wind
Is blowing seventy miles an hour and the
captain , who Is an old eeaman , told ran
that only once before had he over weathered
sucb a sea. Some of the steerage passen
gers bavo threatened to take forcible pos
session of the kitchen to Insure them better
food and the captain has prepared to meet
such an attempt with armed resistance. "
On the following day the snowy mountain
peaks of Alaska came In sight and the ship
anchored In Prlrwo William sound , about
1,000 ifcct from the itowta of Orca. "The town
of Orca is a very small place , " the letter
continues , "and the .principle . building Is the
Salmon cannery , a long , low structure like
a barn. The sceocrylsmagnificent ; jagged
peaks , eternally blanketed with snow , reach
high into tbe clouds. The aurora borealis
is already beginning to shoot Its shafts ot
light with a very beautiful effect.
"March 1C ( one day later ) : The boat has
left Orca and steamed up the sound toward
Copper City , but we find /we cannot get up
.to It en account of the Ice floes and the
ship'has authored to .wait . until they pass
by. The sea Is asplacid as a mirror and
beyond , dazzling white mountains rise above
the clouds , so bright that they hurt one's
eyes. TV6 'havo seen .many Indians and
( Rsqulmaux'in their funny 'little ' skta kyaks ,
paddling rapidly over the water. They row
up to the ship and catch pennies , crackers
.and anything that Is thrown to them.
"In the day tlmo the sun never seems to
get very high and even at noon the light
conies flown very slantingly. The weather
Is very cool end clear and the thermometer
registers about 40 degrees , which seems very
mild for this ( far northern country. There
is an excitement on board once more causcC
toy the .1 miners who refused > to be landed
six or ev u miles from the Valdex pass
at the foot ot the glacier , where the compan >
wanted to put them. We obtained a boat
and rowed over to Copper 'City to examine
the place for ourselves. There are a grea
many tents scattered around and about 200
people are camped there now , .while 900 more
are trudging 'over the glacier with their
"It Is necessary to carry enough dry wood
ifor fuel , as It Is twcnty-sevoa miles between
timber lines. I bear that the trail is In fine
shape and tbat a man can carry a load o
150 or 200 pounds on his sled nearly all th
way over. There are a few places , however
where bo must pack it , fifty pounds at a
time , on his 'back.
"The different outfits are left lying toy thi
side of the trail aud nothing Is stolen. I
Is law among the miners that if anyom
Is caught stealing anything worth less than
$100 'ho is given fifty lashes and run ou
of the'countryTiwhlle'lf the value of th
stolen property.Is more . .than $100 he is aho
without further parley.
"My frlcu'ds ' and I have been congratulating
ourselves that we did not get any clothe
lined with sheepskin , as they soon ge
nearly useless up here. When they once ge
damp if is' nearly impossible to dry them
sufficient ) ) ' to make them comfortable
Woolen macklnaw clothing or flno far gar
meats are the best for winter wear. Th
remarkable stories one hears in the state
of the high prices one pays up here are
largely a mistake. With the exception ot
flour , which Is $10 a hundred 'weight , every
thing is very reasonable. At Orca I bought
cheese , herring and crackers for no more
ithan 1 would 'have paid In San Francisco.
The stock , however , Is very limited. "
ContortlonJal * Who Cannot Appear
Without Their Coitumc * .
Llllle Cerlta and her partner are a team
ot contortionists known on the vaudeville
stage as the Revere Sisters. They were
engaged in St. Paul , Minn. , to present their
act in this city at a music hall at Fourteenth
street and Capitol avenue , and also at .ha. .ha
similar place of amusement in South Omaha ,
both of which places are under tha man
agement of Jaco , Edward and Nellie Wise *
The girls arrived la tbe city last Saturday
night and Immediately there was a ' Bt.
agreemcnt over the terms of the contract.
They refused to apppear , and going over
another music ball secured work. Then
they sent to tbe other house for their trunku
containing all wardrobe and other
clothing , which they value at $400. Tbey
aUege that the Wl > - people" refused to de
liver the property. The slstera took out a
writ of replevin in the court of A justice of
the peace , -which a constable armed himself
with and went to the music hall to take
possession of tbe trunks. It Is charged
that the Wises and tbe attaches ot their
place refused to deliver them. Yesterday
afternoon Mica Cerlta appeared In police
court and filed an Information agaltnt the
Wises ami also William Howard and a col
ored man , who are working at the hall . ,
charging them all with larceny as bailee.
Tne prisoner * were arrested and pleaded
not guilty of the charge. The bond * were
fixed at $500 each , which were furnished , and
the case will be tried Thursday morci'ug.
The Revere Sisters say that they are * with
out money and that they have no way of
getting support 'without their ccatumeo.
Hnrtion fiet * an Appointment ,
Leonard Hartson , an Omaha stenographer ,
received a telegram yesterday Instructing
ing him to report at the Navy department
at Washington next Friday morning. Hart-
eon took the civil service examination last
fall and was assigned a. few weeks ago ; ,
bolng given a position in one cf the Indian
agencies In ( Montana , Hi refused to ac
cept and now he Is assigned at Washington
and with a much largex salary.
Weir 1'lonr Company Aiwlun * .
WONHOUTH , 111. . April 19. The Weir
Plow company made an assignment thla i
afternoon. The assignee It I * 8. Kinsman ,
manager ot tbe company.
i Cnnc Develop * In Connection
with the Dlvordcrlr Klnc r * rm.
A 6-year-old mulatto boy was brought to
the city jail yesterday morn'ng by Tannle HI-
llott , a negro residing at 2501 Spencer street.
The child was apparently In a dying con-
dltlou ami Elliott had carried It all the way
from homo In his arms. Immediate atten
tion was given to the case by Police Matron
Ryan and at her request Dr. Ralph was
summoned. He pronounced it a case of
malignant diphtheria and went hurriedly at
work to make -proper disposition ot the suf
E-lllott erplalnM that the child belonged
to Lulu Peoples , alias McHenry , who had
been sent to the county Jail yesterday from
police court in default ot a flno
ot $5 and costs , which JuJgo Gordon as
sessed against her for being an tnmnto ot
a disorderly i house. She came to Omaha
last Wednesday from Kansas City , bringing
the boy with her. Taking it to Elliott's
borne , she left It there to bo cared for. The
child was then 111 , and upon leaving the
mother promised to return In a few days
and pay the family for looking after Its
The child's condition grow rapidly worse
anij r/lllott did not know what to do. Ho
had no money with which to eqiploy a
phjvlclan , but when the mother did not re
turn he finally determined to deliver the
boy to the police , and It was for this pur
pose tbat ho carried It to the city jail. Then
the facts about the mother's Imprisonment
vcro developed.
Dr. Ralph administered antl-toxlno to the
uffcrer , but the disease had taken such a
old upon , the child that the doctor said It
vna cnly n question , of a short time .when
le-ath wouldi come. To prevent the disease
rom spreading ho ordered the city jail to
o thoroughly fumigated and then took steps
o Isolate the patient. Mayor Moorca wan
ppcaled to for a pardon of the mother tbat
ho could care for the child , and then an
lection booth In an obscure section of the
ilty w fl ordered placed In shape to receive
ho sick chlM , There the motbcr nd her
> oy were Isolated and Dr. Ralph .will at-
end > to the future of the case. Health
sfllccra have also been ordered to make an
examination of the neighborhood of the El-
lott family for other caseo of diphtheria ,
Tbe following births and deaths were re
ported at the bealth office during the twenty-
our hours ending at nocn yesterday :
Births Lewlfl Rasmuascn , 2616 North Thlr-
eenth , boy ; Magnus Nystrom , 916 North
Twenty-seventh , boy ; Peter Edman , 3013
Frcnklln , girl ; Leon Anguy , 1702 Vlnton ,
bay ; Harry W. Tyler , 616 South Twenty-
ninth , girl.
Deaths Jacob Van Rensselacr Brown , 63 ,
1711 Moeon , Forest Lawn ; Patrick Burns , 55 ,
St. Jcscph's hospital , St. Mary's cemetery.
TT10 IIIllllCFH 0111 llOllllN.
There were t\vo bidders yesterday for the
169,500 4V4 per cent street Improvement bonds
and $25,000 4 per cent Intersection bonds on
which bids were opened by City Treasurer
Edwards. Spltzcr & Co. of Toledo offered
par flat on both Istoies , and W. J. Hayes &
Sons of Chicago bid par on the Intersection
bonda and a premium of $1,417 on the 1m-
rrovement bonds. Both bids were referred
to the city council , which will probably
decide to reject them and offer the bonds to
the contractors.
Clerk Hn * a Xow Pusclc.
Oily Clerk Hlgby hoe a new lot , of rouble ,
on hlo binds now. Tbe ordinance licensing
ticket brokers wblch was recently paWd 'by ,
the cHy council provides that each broker
shall bo provided with a badge. What eort
of a decoration Is Intended Is not Indicated ,
and neither Is the city clerk familiar with
what the brokers would llko to wear ou
their lapels.
ExpotilUon HiilldliiHT Permit * .
A permit has been Issued to Dunnevant &
Thompson for two buildings at the exposition
grounds. One will bo a pavilion 90x125 feet
whlcb will coat $7,000 , and the other will be
a raialler building for exhibitions , costing
$1,300. The state commission of Georgia bas
been granted a permit to put up a state
building which will cost $3,500.
Cosit ( lulnit Fifteen Dollnr * .
Attorney Mercer S. Qulnn was tried In
police court on a charge of assault and
battery. Too complaining witness was
Miss Minnie Jacobs , and Judge Gordon
found the lawyer guilty of the offense.
Qulnn paid a fine of $15 and costs , which
was the court's penalty In the cose.
Itnly Take * the Initiative In the Lat
ent 'Proposal. '
LONDON , April 19. It Is reported tin'
the Drlebundi , or Triple Alliance ( rfompoaoJ
of Germany , Austria and Italy ) , acting upon
the suggestion of Italy , bs proposed to the
powero a plebiscite , under \\blch the popu
lation of Cuba should b allowed to vote for
tbe form of government under which they
shall live.
BERLIN , April 19. Tbe German foreign
office declares that Dr. von Holleben , the
ambassador ot Germany at Wacblngton , in
stead ot joining In renewed representations
to the United States , Is urging ambassadors
.o stop their attempts at mediation , aa they
are considered worse than uselers.
California. iPurcniuilnir t-nrffc ftaantl
tic * to Feed Cattle.
SAN FRANCISCO , April 19. California at
present offers a good market for the corn of
Nebraska , Iowa and Kansas. Largo shipments
ments of this cereal are now coming west.
The needs of the cattle In central or southern
ern California , and particularly the failure
of this year's barley crop , are the reasons for
the increasing demand for corn.
Forty-On * Reported u.t the Number of
the VIctluiH.
LONDON. April 19. The Whltwlck col-
llcry in Leicestershire is on fire. It Is be
lieved that forty-one llvca have been lost.
Huron 1'nxtur
iTtHURON. . S. D. , April 19. ( Special. )
Sunday morning Rev , B , H. Burtt , for the
past eeven ycaro paator of tbo First Cca-
gregatlonal church here , tendered. hl resig
nation , to tak-o effect aa early as the churcn
shall elect , which will protably bo about
June 1. Mr. Burtt will accept the pastorate
of a Congregational church at Luddlngtou < ,
Confirm * \e n of Crciipo'N Deulh.
WASHINGTON. April 19. The State de
partment received word this afternoon from
Minister Loomls at Caracas , Venezuela , that
ex-President Crespo waa killed while bat-
tllng with Insurgents.
Corner In the Mule Market.
KANSAS CITY ; April 19. The Times Is
authority for the statement that n comblna-
tlon has been formed among the mule trad
ers of Kansas City and St. Louis to take
advantage of the necessities of the govern
ment by raising the prices of mules needed
for the army. Prices have been advancd
fully 25 per cent , and another advance Is
planned. Tno 200 mules sold In Kansas City
last week for $ $3.40 a head , and the 800 sold
In St. Louis for $33 , are said to have cost >
the dealero less than $10 a 'head. The gov
ernment requires Immediately 1,800 more >
mules , and for these a still higher price
will be exacted by the men who have
cornered the available supply.
now Storm In Michigan.
IRONWOOD , Mich. , April 19. Four Inche *
of snow-fell here last night. Manltowoc ,
Dcpere and Plalnfield , aUto report a- heavy
fall ot MOV.
South Omnha Busioen Ken Hear from
Money Then Advanced.
Poriy-Flve Per Cen1 of the Cn4 |
Loaned in Cnatcir County
Partner * I * Paid Hack
I ICfforU to Collect.
In February , 1895 , a committee , consisting
of J , A. Harris , cashier of a bank at Broken
Bow , and Frank Tlernoy , now deceased ,
called1 upon the buslnreM cncn of South
Omaha with a petition asking them to ad
vance money to bo loaned without Interest
to the farmers of Custer county to enable
them to buy eeed for planting. . It wa ar
ranged that the notes tbould become duo
In one year , but In case the farmers ebould
have another crop failure they were to bs
given more tlmo. The committee claimed to
have the back'lng of Judge Sullhnn , Governor
Holcomb , O. P. Porley and other prominent
citizens of that section of tbo state. Con-
Idcmblo money was collected In South
Omaha. .
About year ago the parties -Whs
advanced the mcncy wcro paid back 4S per
cant of the amounts advanced , whlcb It nan
claimed wuri all that the fanners of tbo
county had paid on their notes.
Recently some Custer county parties have
been at South Omaha * lth stock and bavo
reported that tbe farmers repaid all the
money that wna loaned to them and that
It has been Ijlng In the bank at Broken
Bow for some monttis vast. Those report *
have aroused tbo parties who mode the
original advances and they arc talking ot
making eorno move to get their money back.
It would appear , however , that the par
ties who reported that the money bad been
collected \\ero mistaken an to the facts. A !
repreoentatlve of The Dee writes from Ilrokon
Bow : "A special effort was made by the
relief committee to collect the money In the
fall ot 1895 , but owing to a short crop and
money being close few farmers were able
to pay their notea that year. The next fill
a collector was sent out and a sufficient
amount was collected to pay the donors 15
per cent. Since tbo 1st of January the com
mittee employed a special collector. Ho met
with opposition nnd refusals In most casca
and did not raise more than enough to pay
his expenses. A number of farmers had
moved anay , some could not pay and others
could but would not. The general excuse
offered by tho.-o who refused to pay was
that they had been Informed that the money
was donated and did not jiroposo fo pay it
for the relief committee to use. The cctn-
mltteo ( isa notes amount'ng to hundreds of
dollars not collected and come of them can
never be collected. Many who couldi pay ,
are execution proof and corsclenco ccavcd.
Tbo committee tajs that the matter lias
been very unsatto.'acl'ory to all who have
been connected with It and will try other
methods yet to collect where the partita ara
able to pay. "
Will Try tit Got Con volition of tk
National W. C. T. U.
Another Invitation I'D to bo extended-
the Womcn'o Christian Temperance' unloa
to hold Its annual convention In this city.
Such an Invitation was extended once before ,
but Los Angeles was selected In place of
this city. It now develops that the latter
city will not be able to take care of tha
meeting , and as a consequence Omaha Is go
ing after It once more.
The matter was up before the executive com
mil too of the Commercial club at'lta meet-
log "yesterday. Mru Woodward of Llnco'nt
and Mm Ford of this city prcronted the
matter. Secretary Utt waa Instructed to at
once get Into communication with tha
officers of the union and present the claims
of the city , in conjunction with the local
A project to establish a flouring mill waa
made public at the meeting. It Is proposed )
to put In such a plant with a capital ot
$100,000. Capital to the amount of $40,000
has already been subscribed. The following
committee was appointed to raise the re
mainder : J. F. Utt , C. R. Orcutt , C. Bovla
Oldfleld. Frank Murphy and Edgar Allen.
The committee endorsed the plan of J. D.
Badger to establish a manufactory ot a
patented underfeed furnace In thla city. It
Is desired tosecuro a capital of ' $10,000 , $4.000
of which has already been secured. The
plant Is to employ 150 to 200 .people in the
course of a cou lo o ! years.
E. A. Benson , John T. Hopkins and George
N. Hicks were appointed delegates to attend ]
the annual convention ot the International
Mlnlg cogress * , to bo. . held at Salt Lake , front
July C to 9.
A rrfi'onBo w s received from Senator
Thureton , In answer to the rcsolutlcns of
condllenco passed by the club over the death )
of his wife.
W. W. Um&tcad was elected a member of
the executive committee. *
Conijinny Rend * KM 'ISnerirlra All o j
the \orth. Side Jnut Xoiv.
The eouthslders are still hammering away ,
to get the South Tenth street motor line
extended to Valley street , but with slight
prospects of success. Superintendent SmltU
of the street railway company says the ex
tension la out of the question this spring.
The company has really interfered with tha
more Important Improvements that worst
necessary. In view ot the exposition , by ex
tending tbe Tenth street line as far as Ban
croft street , and that Is the most It can do
at present. On June 1 , the opening day of
the exposition , .the lines will very likely bo
railed on to handle as many people as on
any day of the exposition. Thla leaves only ;
a llttlo over a month In which to complete
the Improvements on the north sldo that ara
absolutely needed. Aside from putting In at
new track on Sherman avenue , where tha
new pavement la to be laid , It will bo neces ,
sary to reconstruct the tracks on Cumin *
street , from Twentieth to Twenty-fourlr ?
streets , and on the greater part of Twenty-
fourth trtrcet , between Cumlng and Like. A !
loop must also be built at Kmmett street to
accommcdato surplus cars to carry exposi
tion crowds , and this would keep the eomo
pany hustling from now to June 1. Tha
heavy rails will be substituted at all point *
where the tracks are reconstructed , and aC
other points tbe tracks must be strengthened !
In order to carry the heavy traffic of tha
coming summer.
. )
Fugitive from Jntlee Hunt Fnce * J
MlKiourl Court.
Edward Hammond , who was arrested hero
as a fugitive from justice , waa taken back to
St. Joseph , Mo. , this morning , where be will
stand trial for highway robbery. Deputji
Sheriff G. G. Stermes , of the latter city , cam *
to Omaha after the prUoner without requisi
tion papers immediately after the authorities
of that place received word from Chief Gal
lagher that tbe fugitive bad been appre
hended , Hammond's first inclination was to
refuse to return -without a requisition , but
later on he waived this right. Deputy.
Stermes tcld the police that In St. Josephs
there is considerable speculation over the
failure of tbe deputy sheriff from wnorn
Hammond escaped while be was being
brought back from Minneapolis to retura
home. Ho disappeared khortly after Hammond
mend leaped from the moving train , and ha * >
not been beard of since , although exhaustive
Inquiry has been made a * to his whereabout * .
It la known that be went in pursuit of his
prisoner after losing him , and that end * All
clew * to bU subsequent movem nU.