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OMAJTA DAILY BEE : TUESDAY , AUGUST 30 , 1808.
SPANISH IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Haa Teaching the Language of the Antilles
Become a War Necessity ?
VIEWS OF A CHICAGO EDUCATOR
.Extent to Which Corporal runUli-
incnt I'rcvnlln in the Countr >
Comment on the ( Irmrth
of School I'mli.
Prof. Andrews , the new superintendent
of the public schools of Chicago , professes
to see In the result of the war with Spain
commercial advantages which require the
co-operation of public schools. The pros
pective annexation of several Spanish-speak
ing countries to the United States , in his
opinion , makes the teaching of the Spanish
language In the public schools a necessity.
In a recent Interview on the subject ho said :
"I do not mean that the study of Spanish
should be compulsory or universal , but only
that the pupils In public schools who feel
that they may need It should have the
facilities for learning the language. That
they may need It by the time they engage
In business Is a certainty. An immense
proportion of the business of this country In
the future will bo with Cuba , Porto HIco
end the Philippines , and while English will
bo spoken there to some extent , no one can
deal with the natives for a generation to
come except In "the Spanish tongue. The
fact that our youns people will soon
emigrate to these Islands by the million
mokes It absolutely necessary that the
Spanish language receive moro attention
than It has In the past.
"I do not suppose for a moment that there
can be a class In Spanish In every school ,
nor oven In every high school. Neither do
we have a manual training class , nor a
domestic science class In every school. But
we can have Spanish taught at centers , just
ns manual training Is , and the pupils can
come from the circumjacent schools. This
leads me to remark that I would have every
high school of a somewhat different type
from every other. In fundamentals they
should all agree , but each one should bo
dlslngulshed for ono or more branches of
education which In the nature of the case
cannot bo carried on at all of them. "
Parent * Unfair to Teacher * .
"That existing methods of educating the
young fall short of the Ideal there Is scarcely
any question , " writes Edward Bok In the
Ladles' Homo Journal. "The most
prominent educators of the land admit this
fact. Every effort Is undoubtedly made to
better prevailing systems. But the fight Is
single-handed. As teachers and educators
constantly say : 'We nre alone ; parents give
us no assistance. They do not even give us
the benefit of ordinary Interest. ' And this
is true lamentably true. Parents are all
too lax about the methods pursued In
educating their children. In hundreds of
cases they do not even know what the
methods are. They know nothing about
them. There Is no co-opcratlon of the
parent with the teacher. However much
we may bo able to Improve modern methods
of education , the best results to our
children cannot bo reached until parent and
teacher shall come into closer relations than
they are nt present. "
A circular recently Issued by the United
States Bureau of Education shows that cor
poral punishment la not by any means a
"lost art" In the public schools. Only one
etato In the union forbids corporal punish
ment and New Jersey has that distinction.
Illinois , Kansas , Mississippi , Montana ,
Pennsylvania , South Dakota , Washington
and West Virginia specifically prescribe a
penalty for excess punishment amounting
to cruelty. The circular says that legal
punishment would be meted out to a brutal
teacher In the other states Just as surely as
in these , but resort would bo had to the
common law and not to a statute.
The circular makes note of the fact that
only In Arizona is there a formal statutory
authority for corporal punishment , but adds ,
"whipping has been the common mode ol
discipline In school from time immemorial ;
custom legalizes it and unless forbidden In
express terms the teacher does not neeO
the authority of a special permission act. '
While the commissioner refers to the
fact that Judicial decisions to this effect
have been made In a number of states-
Minnesota , Iowa and Wisconsin among
them It would bo a rather risky proceed-
uro for any teacher In these last days of
the century to place too much confidence
in the commissioner's opinion that custom
legalizes corporal punishment. The teacher
who should resort to corporal punishmcnl
to any great extent would bo made to feel
nt least In this latitude , that custom Is mak
ing the whipping of children Illegal , not
legal. In case there Is an Incorrigible in
the school , and the disagreeable symptoms
of Incorrigible ! are liable to develop In city
or country alike , there Is always a place ol
reform prepared by the commonwealth for
such and the teacher need flnd no excuse
for the rod.
Michigan , Now York and Pennsylvania
liave expressly granted their local schoo :
boards power to make regulations for tb <
order and discipline of their schools. To
show how rapid has been the advance In
humanity , not to mention the thousands o
schools where the teacher would as soon
think of shooting the child as clubbing It
New York City. Chicago and Albany , X. Y.
bavo prohibited absolutely the use of th <
rod. Providence. R. I. , has prohibited 1
save In the primary grades , and In then
whipping must not bo Inlllcted unless the
written consent of the parent or guardian
has been previously filed with the city su
The commissioner of education calls at
tcntlon also to the fact that corporal pun
Isbmcnt may be used as a last resort and
under rigid regulations as to reports , etc.
In Baltimore , Detroit. Indianapolis. Louis
vllle , Minneapolis , New Orleans , Pittsburg
Rochester. St. Louis. San Francisco , Wor
ccstcr and Philadelphia.
Tnilx In Public Srhnnln.
Prom time to time the press of Chicago
assails the growth of fads In the publl
schools of that city , but apparently wlthou
result. Fads grow and prosper under crltl
clsin. Tbo latest addition to special studtc
Is that of blacksmltblng , and the Innova
tlon calls out a warm editorial In the Chron
icle. The Chronicle Inquires : "Where wll
the Board of Education draw the line ? I
Street , DallasTexas , saya : "My son
had a terrible Cancer on his Jaw ,
for which the doctors performed
a painful operation , cutting down
to tha bono nnil scraping it. The
Cancer soon returned , however , ami
WHS moro violent than before. Wo
were advised to try 8 S. 8. The second
end bottle made nn improvement ;
after twenty bottles had been taken
the Cancer disappeared entirely ,
and ho wns cured permanently. "
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( Swift's Specific ) Fs'tho only remedy
that can reaoh Cancer , the moit deadly
of all diseases. Books on Cancer and
niood Diseases mailed free by Swl'
Specific Company , Atlanta , Ga.
lormhoelng U to be taught In the common
cliools , why not the trade of a shoemaker
or men , women and children ? Is It more
mportant to give Instruction In the art ol
hoeing a horse than In the art ot shoeing
human being ? Why not have a shoe
makers' department In the common schools ?
"It blackstnithlng IB taught In the schools
why not carpentering , bricklaying and ma-
onry , the art of the lather and plasterer ,
ho other manual trades In which the labor-
population of the city arc employed ?
The art of shaving and hair cutting Is ono
f the most Important In city life. Why not
avc tonsorlal classes In the common
chools ? It Is as essential that men shall
> o "oil shaved as that their dinner shall
10 well cooked and the buttons properly
ewn on their shirts.
"These Illustrations might be extended In-
efinltely. When the limit of the branches
ncluded In 'a good common school educa-
lon' arc passed there Is no end to th * new
tudles that may be Introduced In the
chools. The whole system becomes disor
ganized. Any loquacious and plausible man
r woman with a special calling or 'fad' may
vork over the board of education to appro-
irlatlng money In experiments on a chimera ,
t has transpired that the sum of $25.000 a
car has been appropriated from the school
und to pay the expense of the cooklns
rhools. All the cooked foods and the food
materials spoiled In attempts at cooking
n ten years would not be worth the appro
priation for ono year. "
HnoiiKh anil to Spare.
"Those who have the educational Interests
if the country at heart and are men of af-
'alrs , " says the Philadelphia Press , "ought
o get the ear of Mr. John Jacob Astor , who
s a sterling American If there ever was
one , and prevent him from committing the
'oily of establishing another university.
Let him strengthen existing Institutions by
adding to their equipment or endowment ,
and he will more surely advance education
and the cause of the poor student than by
ilannlng n 'philanthropic college. ' All col-
egcs and universities In the country arc to
day practically charitable institutions In
proportion as their Income permits. And
on these old and admirable foundations one
can build more securely than on new plat-
orms. If Mr. Astor has determined on ex-
cnslve educational benefactions let him con
sult the leading educators before throwing
his millions away. "
DAVIS' IDEA OF THE FUTURE
IV'nr HnR Drought \e v llo iioiiKllill-
Itle.H to the Government of
the United .State * .
NEW YORK , Aug. 29. The World says :
'The American people are aglow with pa-
rlotlc fervor and the utmost calmness Is
necessary In considering our future course , "
said United States Senator Cushman K.
Davis before leaving the city for his home
o prepare for his journey to Paris as one
of the five commissioners to arrange the
Inal terms of peace between the victorious
United States and defeated Spain.
'Events have made us one of the great
powers of the earth , " he continued. "What
ever wo may have desired ourselves hereto-
'ore ' , destiny has forced upon us responsl-
illltles that wo must recognize and accept.
We have become a potent factor In the
world's progress. A greater actual naval
and military power we are already. We
are not strong enough yet , but not not an
jour must be lost In equipping ourselves
to cope with any emergency that may con
front us. Our volunteer army is as good
f not better than any force of the kind In
this world , but we cannot rest secure in
hat thought. Wo must have a large regular
army ready at call in the future. Wo
must have as good a navy as any nation on
earth. We have an excellent beginning.
Ship for ship we need fear nobody. But
we must build ships with true American
energy. Nothing must deter us. We know
that wo have the men to put behind the
"Tho glorious victories of our navy have
Drought us new responsibilities , but the
Philippines or the Sandwich Islands are not
moro Isolated than nre parts of our Pacific
coast. Hereafter our power must be felt on
the Pacific ocean. The mere addition of a
few hundred square miles of territory by
capture or treaty does not increase our
"You understand , I am on record as fa
voring the retention of territory that has
been acquired by the splendid victories of
our arms. I am an American citizen ,
speaking as such , and my remarks have
nothing to do with official duties that I
shall undertake on October 1 as a commis
sioner to tha congress of Paris.
ClimiKo of Condition * .
"What that body will or will not do I
would not predict if I could. I am talking
of the situation an It exists today and as
every American citizen can see It. The
Interests of the United States must be
Jealously guarded from this hour onward.
We have been remiss and indifferent In
the past. Think of the Virglnlus massacre.
That was the hour In which we should
have taught Spain Its leseon.
"How do you suppose a similar massacre
of American citizens In Havana would be
received this afternoon. Why , our war ships
would be on their way to that port before
midnight. That's the difference , and It Is
well. It is as it should be.
"Tho United States has ceased to be the
China of the western continent. We are
alive , thank God , and must not be Insulted
by any power In this world , great or small.
That's the difference between the United
States of the ' 70s and today.
"And Isn't the change one that ought to
make every patriot glad ? Wars are In
evitable or all history is false. Steam
power has broadened their arena , No na
tion Is safe. Japan's triumph over China
was robbed of most of Its value to the
victorious nation by the Intervention of a
stronger power. Are we to be weak like
Japan ? Can wo contemplate for an Instant
the Interference of any power that shall
abridge the majesty and glory laid at our
feet by the Incomparable Dewey ? I say
'never. ' Therefore you may quote me Just
as strongly as you can as saying : 'More
battleships , and after that more cruisers
and battleships a < raln. The men will step
forward as fast ns we can build the ships. '
"Suppose that Dewey had been defeated at
Manila ? What might have been the fate
of the Hawaiian Islands and our Pacific
coast from Bering strait to San Diego ?
The Asiatic situation is one that deeply
concerns us. If we are outwitted there we
must at once prepare for a defense of our
western coast line from the same aggres
sions that have humbled the oldest empire
on earth in the eyes of modern clvtllza
"What do you think of the cordial rela
tions between this country and * Great
Brltan ? "
"They nro timely and welcome. The
aversion of generations has passed away. ' *
"Will the Cubans govern themselves ? "
"I hope so. We have made them free from
the yoke ot Spain and their destiny Is be
fore them. "
CiiMliIrr Took All In .Sliilit.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn. , Aug. 29. A Pres
ton , Minn. , special tays. M. R. Todd , 'ho
cashier who wrecked the Flllmore Count }
bank , baa confessed the theft of all the
bank's deposit funds , to M. T. Grattan , one
of his bondsmen. Grattan told Todd tha
a lynching was Imminent unless he made a
full statement. Overcome by fear , he con
fessed that just prior to the bank's asulcc-
ment he had taken all the money on deposit
and delivered It to a former partner , who la
now la LaCrosse , Vi'ia. The LaCrosse
authorities have been asked to arrest him
p.nd further u&velopments ore expected. I
develops that Tcdd Is n foiger , a spurious
note having turufl up In tb bank's paper
Teed seems to have completely looteJ tha
bank and his mothur-iu-Iaw's large estate
The feo'ing against htm Is very bitter.
PD \ vnDIIV uvrMinAirvT
liKAiMJ AKilli LMAjlolLM
Oincinnati Preparing to Welcome and
Enteitain Oivil War Veterans.
MANY NOTABLES BOOKED TO ATTEND
The McotliiKN , 1'nriutv * anil Anumc-
inuntn TomiitliiK I'eunt ol Gooil
TliliiK" I'rovlilfil liy the
CINCINNATI , Aug. 29. The close of the
war and the general tendency on the part
of the people of the United States to cele
brate It In a fitting way make the coming
Urnud Army of the Republic encampment at
Cincinnati , from Sepetraber D to 10 , a very
ipportune time for observing such an occa-
Ion. Arrangements havu already been
made by the municipal authorities of the
Ity of Cincinnati to have the week turned
nto a veritable peace Jubilee , and the
ircscnce of a large number of the most
iromlnent men of the country at the cn-
ampment will make this fort of an event
quite easy of realization.
President MeKlnley long ago promised to
> o present during the encampment If noth-
ng of such Importance might come up as
o keep him away , and now that the way Is
made clear for his presence , It will bring a
argcr number of other prominent people
lero than would otherwise have attended.
It is anticipated that some of the promi
nent figures in the Spanish war will be In
Cincinnati during the encampment , and
Richmond Pearson Hobson , has already
iromlsed Rear Admiral Kelly of the Naval
'ctcrans' union that ho will be present If
his duties do not Interfere.
There will be three Important parades dur-
ng the encampment , one of them being ,
of course , the regular Grand Army annual
review. The first parade will occur on
Tuesday , September C , and will be the one
made up of the naval veterans , ex-prisoners
of war and other military organizations ,
cneral M. L. Hawkins of this city has been
chosen grand marshal of this parade. The
day following will occur the big parade of
ho Grand Army with Coramauder-In-Chlef
f. P. S. Gobln nt Its head , and reviewed by
resident MeKlnley and members of his
cabinet and governors of the different states.
The next day , Thursday , September S , will
occur the grand civic and Industrial parade ,
which will be made one of the features of
he week , In which the citizens' committee
will do Its utmost. As the Grand Army of
.he Republic parade the day before will be
made up exclusively of members of that
organization and show what can bo done by
the great organization toward making as
grand a spectacle as when the victorious
army marched In review before President
Lincoln at the close of the war , so the
parade under the auspices of the citizens'
committee will be a contribution on the
-inn of the citizens of Cincinnati to the en-
: crtalnment and the pleasure of the host of
Slue-coated visitors within her gates.
By proclamation of the mayor this will
occur on Peace Jubilee day. The routes of
: ho three parades will bo different and the
Ine of march of but one , the Grand Army
of the Republic parade proper , has been laid
out. This line of march Is two miles long
and was selected by the executive committee
of General Gobln's council of administration
when that body met here some weeks ago.
The committee was highly pleased with the
route as finally determined upon.
Cincinnati Is noted as one of the best
paved cities In the country , and the line of
march Is over the best that could be offered ,
most of It asphalt that has excited the ad
miration of engineers all over the country.
The reviewing stand has been located In
Washington park at the Race street side ,
and from the box whore President MeKlnley
will sit the column can be seen coming up
Race street In a direct line of march for a
mile without a turn.
Moan * of Kntortnliimcnt.
Facilities for getting about the city and
enjoying all sorts of amusements and diver
sions on the occasion ot the encampment
will be most adequate. In the first place the
street railway system , which has been pro
nounced the finest In tbo United States , will
do everything to accommodate the great
crowds on that occasion. Hundreds of new
cars have been provided for the extra ac
commodations needed. As for the enter
tainment Itself for the visiting soldiers the
committee on miscellaneous entertainment
has gone to the utmost limit.
The system for entertainment will be
made thorough by the use of coupon books ,
which will be given to the adjutants general
of the different departments and from them
secured by the different post adjutants for
distribution to the members of the post. In
three books there will be found coupons
entitling the holder and his wife to ad
mission to innumerable places of amuse
ment. Among thorn will bo Coney Island ,
the lagoon , Chester park , the art museum ,
rldce on the Ohio river , the various campfires -
fires , seats in the reviewing stands and
other attractions which will be enjoyed free
by the presentation of the coupon. In ad
dition to this the presentation of one of the
coupons will entitle the holder and wife to
admission to any of the theaters at half
rates and to the Zoological gardens , base
ball park and other places on the same
terms. There will be 50.000 of these books
printed and distributed to the members of
the Grand Army of the Republic and this
Is done In line with the direct Intention on
the part ot the citizens' committee to make
the entertainment of the visiting veterans
the old soldiers In the ranks themselves
as complete as possible , and not confine
the concessions and entertainment to the
officers and the accredited delegates.
FAIL TO SETTLE THE STRIKE
Men Picket the AuurnncheH to Wire
WorliH to Induce Xew Work
men Not to Go lu.
CLEVELAND. 0. , Aug. 29. All negotia
tions between the American Wire and Steel
company and its striking employes having
been declared off , the strikers have again
taken up the battle and say that they will
fight to the bitter end. Hundreds ot strlk
rrs mounted picket guard around the plants
of the company last night In anticipation
of an attempt to smuggle In additional em
ployes. Dy 4 a. m. today . ' 00 strikers were
posted , covering every approach to the
works. Each workman as he came along
was Intercepted by a committee , who asked
him to stay away from the works. No
threats were made and no violence offered.
It did not take much persuasion to prevail
on all Its machinists , laborers , nearly all the
"handy men" and a number of the firemen to
remain with the strikers. It was asserted
early In the day by tbo strikers that fully
150 men were kept from going to work.
Convention of 1'hnrimiolnU.
BALTIMORE , Md. , Aug. 29. The forty-
sixth annual meeting of the American
Pharmaceutical association began In this city
this morning and will continue during the
week. About 300 delegates from all parts
of the country , many ot whom are accom
panied by their wives and families , are In
attendance. This morning was devoted to
an executive session of the council. The first
general session \vas held In the afternoon
and an elaborate reception and musical en
tertainment was tendered the delegates and
visitors at night.
Killed ! > > a Vnpor Until
CHICAGO , Aug. 29. H. T. Hlgslns ,
cashier for the treasurer's office ot the
Chicago , Rock Island & Pacific railroad , U
dead from burns received by the explosion
ot a vapor bathlrg apparatus by which Mr
Hlgglns was endeavoring to secure relief
from hay fever. The vauor bath bad
ben purchased In the hope that It would
drive away the d I sen re. In come unaccount
able manner the machine exploded while
Mr. Hltcglns was In It. The shock was ter
rific. covering Mr. Hlgglns with scalding
steam and leaving scarcely a portion of
his body unh-irmed. Mr. Hlgglns had been
In the employ of the Rock Island for
eighteen year * . He was 52 years of age. A
widow and fco children survive him.
DISARMAMENT BUT A DREAM
IluiiKiirlnn llUtorlan Hnn l.ltlliFaith
In the ProuoKnl to DNhanil
the Ariiilfx ,
LONDON , Aug. 29. Dr. Emll Reich , the
eminent Hungarian historian and British
counsel la the Venezuelan arbitration , In
an Interview on the subject of the czar's
piacu note expresses the belief that his
majesty Is visionary. Ho says :
'The czar Is a dreamer. Ho Is not In
robust health and has always to take great
care of his body. This scheme for universal
peace is ono of his dreams. It Is also a
[ elnt. Count Murnvletf hopes thereby to
get a free hand In the development of Rus
sian schemes In Manchuria.
'Suppose Franco disarmed. Her popula
tion Is now 40,000,000 , against German's 52-
)00,000. ) In ten years Germany would have
largely added to Its lead In population and
France could not display an army nearly as
large as Its rival's.
'Sweden and Norway and Italy would like
to disarm and might do so with impunity ;
but for the rest of Europe It Is Impossible.
Europe must fight , lest the present political
conditions undergo an early change. "
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 29. The news
papers hero declare that the czar's mani
festo will probably constitute a. turning
point in history. The NovostI gays :
It stands to reason that the disarmament
question cannot bo solved without a previ
ous removal of the causes for the arma
ments. The conference must accurately de-
lermlne the respective pretensions of the
nations and propose means for a peaceful ar
rangement and It may como to pass that
at ihe close of the nineteenth century a
Iquldatlon may be effected of the Interna
tional policies which are so prolific in
troubles and dangers.
The Novo Vrcmya says :
All true friends of peace nre , naturally ,
on the side of Russia , but it Is Impossible
to guaranty 'that ' some of the western cabi
nets will not raise objections , promoted by
the fact that the armed peace which has
existed since 1871 Is the main source of
their International strength.
Svlet says :
If all the powers accept Russia's pro
posal with the same earnestness with which
It was made the dawn of the twentieth
centuiy will see the Idea of universal peace
triumphant over that of unrest and dis
The Vledomostl expresses the opinion that
the note of the czar Is essentially "an at
tempt to Introduce the element of trust
Into International relations , " adding "who
ever believes In the creative power of Ideas
propounded with conviction and clearness
must rojolco that the note brings a new
and beneficial course Into the world's life
and groups anew the participants In that
ix nussiAX PUOVIXCES.
I'eusnntH ami Even ( lie Gentry in
Xrrtl of Alii.
ST. PETERSBURG , Aug. 29. Owing to
the failure of the harvests In seven districts
of the government of Kazan and in the
provinces of Samaria , Saratof , Slmblrlk ,
Viatka and Perma , where the crops are al
most worthless and en the landed gentry
are beginning to ask the government for
relief , the government U adopting measures
to relieve the sufferers. The distress , how
ever , Is becoming moro acute every day.
The peasants are denuding their cottages
of thatches In order to feed their stock. In
spite of all that can be done , cattle and
horses are dying In great numbers. The
government officials are very slow In getting
the relief measures into effect , and the only
relief thus far has been the granting of
permission to the peasants to gather faggots
In the woods for fuel and to collect direct
leaves for fodder. The peasants are ex
hausted for lack of food , and unless the
promised supplies are speedily sent the suf
fering will be terrible.
HAY MAICIXU A FAIlEAVELIj CALU.
AmbnKantlor to KiiKlnnil Goen to On-
borne to VlHlt the Queen.
LONDON , Aug. 29. Colonel John Hay , the
retiring United States ambassador to the
court of St. James , who has accepted the
portfolio of secretary of state at Washington
In succession .o William R. Day , who has
been appointed one of the United States
peace commissioners , went to Osborno , Isle
of Wight. Ibis afternoon , In order to dine
and sleep there and bid farewell to Qjecn
Victoria , who starts for Scotland on Wednes
Colonel Hay'r letter of recall has no' jet
arrived hero crd irobably will be presentcl
by his successor.
Mrs. Hay VOB also Invited to Oaborne , hut
was unable to go , owing to the fact that
she was absent on the continent.
The royal yacht will meet Colonel Hay at
Portsmouth and will convey him to Cowes.
Potato niotn In IlarlmdoOR.
KINGSTON , Jamaica , Aug. 29. Advices
received here today from the Island of Bar-
badoes , belonging to Great Britain , report
widespread potato riots. Riotous gangs of
men have been looting the produce of the
plantations during the night. Following the
recent shooting of the speaker of the House
of Assembly In mistake for an obnoxious
landlord , these demonstrations are consid
ered to bo of a serious nature and more
troubles are anticipated.
Slot Dentil In the Alp * .
BERNE , Swltzer.and , Aug. 29. Dr , John
Hopklneon , an English electrical engineer ,
and his son and two daughters have been
killed while ascending the Dents de Velslvi ,
In the canton of Valas. ! the mountains of
which are among the highest In Europe , and
which are exposed to furious torrents and
destructive avalanches. The party had
gone on their perilous trip without the as
sistance of a guide.
Kiul of AVeUh Coal Jlliiem' Strike.
LONDON , Aug. 29. At n Joint mass meet
ing of the Welsh miners today It was de
cided to accent the employers' terms offered
at the Cardiff conference on Saturday , by
which the miners get nn Increase of 5 per
cent In wages. This ends the disastrous
six months' strike.
I'lnKtiv kurenilliiK In Iloinbay.
SIMLA , Aug. 29. It Is officially announced
that there were 2,300 deaths from the
plague last week In the Bombay presidency.
The epidemic Is spreading.
ANOTHER PHASE OF STRIKE
Freddent Breen of the Building Trades
Council Writes a Letter.
EXPLAINS ATTIIUDE OF THE UNIONS
Dill Not Intend In Tukr Snnj )
niciit on the School llonrtl nnU
Will Settle the Mnttrr on
, Aiiilciiblc Trrni * .
Member Sears of the Board of Education
has received another communication from
the Building Trades council regarding the
strike that Is now on among the employed
of the Doard of Education. The communi
cation comes from President J.V. . Urecn of
the council and offers an explanation of the
course of the unions up to the present time
nud presents another proposition.
The communication recites that a wrong
Impression has prevailed to the effect that
the unions were hasty In ordering a strike.
It Is stated that when the board compiled
with a request from the council for a con
ference upon the matter it was understood
that the board had full power to act , al
though it was a special meeting. On that
theory tbo trades representatives were In
structed to Insist upon their demand that
only union labor bo employed and orders
were given for the Inauguration of a strike
on the following morning If the demand was
not compiled with. It was under such cir
cumstances that the strike was brought
President Drecn then makes his proposi
tion. According to It the trades council
will , If the board employs only union labor ,
furnish all skilled mechanics , resident
Otnahans , that may be needed ; and It will
also agree to submit to a board of arbitra
tion the question of the competency of the
non-union men now employed. If they arc
found to be competent they will be taken
Into the unions , provided that they have not
been discharged for cause.
This communication will probably be
brought before the attention of the' Board
of Education at its next meeting on next
Monday night. It Is hardly likely that the
board will accept the proposition In face of
the opinion of its attorney or take any ac
tion other than was taken when the matter
was up before. Meanwhile the strike Is
still on and has not proved to be of a very
serious character. The necessary work Is
being done on the school buildings and It
will be fully completed by the time that the
fall term commences.
OPINIONS AIIOL'T THC POLICE.
I'reHltli-nt IlliiKlmin of the City Coun
cil Voices a. I'ew Warm OUCH.
At the regular committee of the whole
meeting of the city council yesterday after
noon , President Blngham delivered himself
of a few emphatic opinions he held regardIng -
Ing the manner in which the police depart
ment Is looking after tbo market at the
end of Howard street. Thieves and bums
are allowed to run wild In the district , he
"It Is nothing- more than a hell , " ho told
his fellow councllmen. The other day a
lot of bums fought up and down the mar
ket for two hours and displayed revolvers.
Some of the commission men were brutally
beaten. The fact of the matter Is that the
market Is Infested with Chicago thieves
and bums , who are allowed to steal to
their hearts' content. If a policeman is
around there he will arrest a groceryman
for not driving his wagon Into the place
ho wants him to , but ho will let the
criminal go. "
The council knocked out the ordinance
Introduced at the last meeting providing
for the punishment of the swindling and
dishonest barbers In the city.Some of the
members declared that the ordinance would
never stand and It was placed on file.
Barbers who care to bilk their cutomers
and bleed them of their last penny will
consequently be allowed to continue their
highwaymen methods In the future as they
have In the past.
The council turned down a communica
tion from President Wattles , asking that
the body fake steps to entertain the city
officials of Chicago who visit the city on
Chicago day. The council will not stand
the expense and If there Is any entertain
ing to bo done It will bo done by the ex
position company. Some cause for this ac
tion Is that when the council entertained
a visiting council not long ago and spent
a considerable sum of money In doing so ,
the exposition management positively re
fused to admit the visitors Into the grounds
free to take part In the exercises In the
Auditorium and the local councllmen had
to pay tbo admission fees of the entire
Hoard of Equalization.
The Board of Equalization will hold Us
next quarterly meeting on the second Tues
day of next month , September 13 , and will
be in session three days. There is a large
amount of business coming up for considera
tion , Including the Southwestern boulevard
appraisements and assessments arising from
paving done on Farnam and South Sixteenth
streets and In other parts of the city.
Building permits have been Issued to the
following parties by the building inspector :
0. C. Olson , for a frame dwelling at 2411
South Tenth street to cost $1,300 ; T. C.
She4by , for a two-story frame dwelling at
1121 Souh Tenth street to cost (2,000 ; C. B.
Shepard , for a frame dwelling on Twenty-
fourth street near Blnney to cost $1,500.
INCIin.VSEI ) EXPENIJITl'UES ' AHEAD
of Motive- for the Lnte t
More of niiNnla.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 2D. The extraordi
nary circular note directed by the Russian
foreign minister to the members of the
diplomatic body at St. Petersburg has at
tracted the earnest attention of the offi
cials here. It Is supposed from the terms o :
the note as published that a copy was dl
rected to Mr. Hitchcock , the United States
ambassador at the Russian capital , but so
far nothing has been heard by cable from
him to that effect. It Is believed here tha
the victory achieved by the United States
In tbo late war was a contributing factor
In the preparation of the note. It Is BUT
raised that that victory made It clear a
once to the European statesmen that to
maintain the balance of power they wouli
be obliged to redouble their expedltures on
account of army and navy , die they mus
be outstripped by the United States. The
! official mind here looks upon the Russian
Women's ' Tan Shoes $2,50-
We've taken a high priced line of
ladles' vesting top shoes wo won't say
how priced but want you to Judge of
the bargain wo offer and marked everyone
ono of them $2.f > 0 n pair this is no
broken line to be closed out , but a good ,
high priced shoo that we have decided
to glvo a llttlo extra value In to fully
appreciate the shoo nt the price you
must see It to FOG it Is to buy It to
buy It Is to be the most satisfied shoe
purchaser that has over left our store
and some mighty well pleased people
have left It
Drexel Shoe Co. ,
Omaha' * l'itodate Shoe Home ,
1419 FARNAM STREET
Contains every clement that makes
a healthful and desirable beverage ,
Purity , Perfect Brewing , Proper Age ,
Giving piquancy , zest , satisfaction , true refreshment.
The Original The Faust
The Michelob Standard
ThcMuenchener The Pale Lager
Brewed and bottled only by the
"NOT HOW CHEAP ; BUT HOW GOOD"
Is the Association's Guiding Motto.
Good , pure , clear , healthful Beer , made of selected grains , costs more to make than
the indifferent kinds , therefore commands a higher price. Anheuser-Busch Beer
is served on all Pullman and Wagner Dining and Buffet Cars , all Ocean and
Lake Steamers , and in all the best Hotels , Cafes , Clubs , and families.
Used by Army and Navy and at Soldiers' Homes.
NO CORN USED. CORN BEER IS NOTHING
BETTER THAN A CHEAP IMITATION
OF GENUINE BEER.
MALT-NUTRINE , the purest Malt Extract the Food Drink a boon to the weaK
and convalescent Is prepared by this association.
Beautiful new booklet free. Anheuscr-Duich Brewing Ass'n , St. Louis , U. S. A.
project for a general disarmament as Uto-
) lan nt this time and while any statement
as to the attitude of the United States
.awards such a conference as that proposed
s purely conjectural In advance of the re
ceipt of the invitation , the Impression pre
vails that our government would not care
to take any active part in its deliberations.
PENSIONS FOH 1VUST12HX VETHHAXS.
Snrvlvom of Late AVnr Itetiiontliercil
by the Oenornl Uovcriiineiit.
WASHINGTON. Aug , 29. ( Special. ) - -
" "enMons have been Issued to the following :
Issue of August 17 : Nebraska : Original-
William Kelly , South Omaha , $6. Increase
John T. Lloyd , Falrbury. $ S to $12 ; Joseph
S. Roe , Jansen , $12 to $14.
Iowa : Original Amos W. Howard , Hum-
joldt , $8. Supplemental Ncrlns B. Clintu-
uess , Llscomb , $2. Increase John T. Hen
derson , Sidney , $14 to $24. Widows Indian
wars Eliza R. Caffec , Falrvlew , $ g.
Colorado : Original William Benton ,
Ouray. $6. Increase Milton Campbell , Den
ver , $6 to $10.
North Dakota : Reissue and Increase Dan
iel Thornton , Hamlln , $8 to $10.
Issue of August IS : Nebraska : Increase
Samuel B. Parker , Smartsvllle , $8 to $12 ;
Barman Kline , Nora , $6 to $ S ; Andrew J.
Hedge , Crawford , $ S to $10. Mexican war ,
widows Lavlna J. Foster , Tecumseh , $ S.
Iowa : Increase Special , August 19 , Olender
A. Salisbury , Esthervllle. $16 to $24. In
crease William C. Miller. Unlonvllle , $16 to
U" . Reissue John B. Shields. Masscna , $16.
Wyoming : Increase John Embrey , Chey
enne , $8 to $12.
North Dakota : Original widows , etc. An
gelic F. Vllleneuve , Lareat , $8 ; Chrlstena
Abel , York. $6.
Colorado : Original Decldlrlo Trujllls ,
Walsenburg. $6. Original widow ? , etc. Del-
phlno R. Allen , Denver , $ S.
Grounds for Ciimp.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 29. Hon. Hoke
Smith , ex-secretary of the Interior , Rep-
rcpresentatlve Livingstone and Bartlett of
Georgia , were at the War department today
and offered tbo Atlanta exposition buildings
and grounds for quarters for the troops.
Ho told the secretary of war that the build
ings were in good repair ; that there was
plenty of water and a lake of 'twenty acres ,
and that the buildings would accommodate
from 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers. The buildings
and grounds were tendered free to the gov
ernment if they could bo made available.
General Corbln at once directed than an in
vestigation of the place be made to see If
It could be made available for the govern
Representative Bartlett said that land at
Macon and Brunswick , Ga , , would be placed
at the disposal of the government for a
camp If it was desired.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 29. R. E. Klrkham ,
the official formerly In charge of the weather
station at New Orleans , and whose sudden
flight from that city created a sensation
some weeks ago , has been dismissed from
the service. His dismissal takes effect
August 81. Forecast Official Alexander Mc-
Adle , who has been stationed at the weather
office at San Francisco , has been transferred
to the New Orleans station , and arrived
there yesterday to take charge. Inspector
Beals , traveling inspector for the bureau ,
has been In charge of the New Orleans sta
tion since early Inp August , and Klrkham ,
after his sudden departure , has been on as
signment to the Chicago bureau , pending
action in his case.
T TIITAV riTTpr < n rvr TnniTPtvn
LIPTOX CUES 1EX THOUSAND
Irish Millionaire Contributes to the Belief of
Sick American Soldiers.
WESTERN AGENT ANNOUNCES THE GIFT
.Honey Sent to Neiv York to He De
voted to the I'uriioxe of I'rovlil-
li > K I'tixiirlen for the .Men
in the Ilo
Sir Thomas J. Ltpton , the millionaire tea
merchant and the challenger of the Amcr-
ca'a cup , has donated $10,000 for the relief of
the sick and wounded American soldiers.
Word to this effect has been received by N.
G. Conybcar of Chicago , LIpton's western
agent , who Is In the city for a few days ,
engaged In looking after the Llpton exhibit
on the exposition grounds. Llpton sent the
money by cable to Lawyer Edward A. Sumner -
ner of New York , who is one of his Intimate
friends. A copy of the message was sent to
all the Llpton agencies throughout the
country. When Mr. Conybear received his
copy , he Immediately wired the following
response : "God bless the governor for the
$10,000 cabled to our sick soldiers. "
When Llpton left this country last June he
expressed some anxiety over the possible
future of the soldiers who were proceeding
to Cuba , as he knew from his business ex
periences there something of the hardships
they would encounter. He stated that ho
was willing to do all In his power to help
them In time of need. Recently Lawyer
Sumner Intimated to Lipton that the Empire
State Society of the Sons of the American
Revolution , which has already mode nn ap
propriation of $1,000 for the relief of tbo
sick soldiery , would appreciate some assist
ance from him. The donation was a re-
spense , made so promptly possibly for tbo
reason that Llpton has a kindly feeling for
the society from the fact that when he left
this country he was presented by It with an
American flag and a memorial expressing
appreclaton for his avowed Americanism.
EIGHTEEN INJURED IN WRECK
Work nncl 1'nnNeiiKer Train * on 1'nii-
hnnille llrniicli of the Snntu
WICHITA , Kan. , Aug. 29. Three miles
east of Alva , Okl. , yesterday afternoon ,
there was a collision between a westbound
working train and the castbound passenger
on the Panhandle branch of the Santa Fe.
Eighteen or twenty people were Injured , but
none seriously. Both engines were badly
damaged and the mail car Injured some.
Miss Bldwcll of Klowa , cut over the right
John Prior , engineer of the freight ,
E. C. Reach of Gainesville , Tex. , knee In
Express Messenger William Smith of
Wichita , jumped from bis car and bruised.
A. P. Torrey , assistant mall clerk , hurt on
Rev , Williams , hurt on shoulder.
Other Injuries were slight. Had the col
lision occurred half a mile further on man ;
fatalities must have resulted.
The Hospe Piano
A new piano seeking public approval
the demand has been and Is now for
a plain case this "Hospe" piano gives
you the plain case in oak , walnut , ma
hogany or Clrcaslan walnut , in all the
latest veneers the piano Is built ex
clusively of hard woods from foundation
plates up , of the nnest material , with
the latest improved action built ex
pressly for Mr. Hospe from his own
design the price Is the popular one. as
wo can afford to sell It for § 100 less
than the more elaborately carved ones.
"Almozo" continues to draw the
A. HOSPE ,
Mnsic and Art. 1513 Douglas
To See Properly
With proper glasses you must have
them properly adjusted wo sec to U
that you never leave the store till your
glasses are properly fitted now that wo
have our own lens grinding plant wo
can with an absolute certainty guaran
tee our work doing It all under our own
supervision makes It so free eye ex
aminations by an expert optician-
colored glasses so restful to the eyes
while on the exposition grounds 50c
and $1.00 weak eyes particularly need
thcso colored , glasses.
Optician * .
IMS Porn < n Otmt.
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