Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 25, 1902, Page 7, Image 7
TJIE OMAHA DAILY BEEt FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1902. d BURT TALKS ON STRIKE President of Uiioo Pacific Untmrdtni Him self Concerning Situation. ROASTS TWO NEWSPAPER RCPCRTERS ltefaaes la Give Information Asked For and Complain tlial Ilia Statement Are Sot CJIven Fabltrlty. President Horace O. Curt of the Union Pacific Railroad company volunteered to make a statement yesterday In connec- road. Shortly after the itr.ko began Mr. Burt was called on by two reportera for a Statement ot the position of the company and yielded to a very generous Interview, but hit utterance! upon that occasion and today, while similar In lone respecta, bear - Bo very striking resemblance. "Get right out ot this office aa quick a l you can and don't you eome In here for any news, aa you call it; wa don't have any- . thing t give you fellowa. for you are not a seeking facta." Thlf waa the manner In which the presi dent of the Union raclOo greeted the re- - 'porters who had called upon hia secretary 'and with whom they were In conversation 'when Mr. Burt chanced to pass through th room and catch a glimpse of thetn. "We have called to ask, President Burt, If you have granted a conference to Mr. Blocum," Interposed one of the newspaper . asen. "Blocum, Siocum, I never head of him. - Who Is this fellow, Blocum?" angrily re ' torted the president. "Ha la the president ot the International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, whose name has alj,ared In tr.e papers so frequently of - Jat. In connection with this strike," was '" tlu reply of a reporter. "Never heard of him, never heard of him. r Don't nt to, either." and that exhausted 0 that subject. Balls Into Newspapers. "It you men represented reputable and truthful newspapers, newspapers that would ".- ven try to get the facta and print them. I wouldn't mind talking to you. But you don't. We haven't got any such pJ.er in ' this city. You go and get one side ot this , question and play thut up In glaring atyle, and It the railroad men give you anything in the ahaj.e of a atatement or news you surround It with Insinuations and Innuen does, ao that Its force and effect Is de stroyed and the other aide gete the benefit jof It, after all Just what you want. No. ;slr. I'll not talk to you," continued the president, as the reportera were aeeklng an opportunity to get out between blasts. It was suggested that some weeks ago the .earns reporters had called on the prealdent ,and received a lengthy statement from him .upon the strike situation and that precisely - .what he said upon that occasion naa Deen printed. "But, President Burt, we have not been permitted since then, with one slight ex- ' oeptlon, to Interview you, so that It has I not been possible for. the newspapers to print your personal vie we or statements, It was also suggested that a little over a week ago an ouVilalof the road escorted .some newspaper men' through the Union 'Faclfio shops In this city and that they ;were given the numbers ot men employed .'In the ahops trom lists kept by tho omciai . '.who took them through, and that these ex act number were published aa giving the 'entire shop force then at work, instead ot ' 'siaklng any estimate as the reportera found . 1 conditions in the shops. ' "These publications war pronounoed ac jeurat and -fair la every detail. President ? Burt, br your own men. Was that treating . 'the railroad fairly?" was aaked. But he ?iusea to iuiub vi auy uuu uims elterated hi command for the reporters o leave ma omce. - "And when you get up to your office you : askyoub grocer . A xit ,...-1-1'; -v' In l J i tell yeur boss," he aald to The Bee re porter, "that there will be a real, genuine aewspaper In this city seme day, a paper that will tell the truth and give all aide of every controversy, and It will be a better newspaper, too, than anything he can get up." , " , .' President Bart warned his unwilling guests that the "better element of the community" Is not In sympathy with this strike movement, and frowned with the utmost disapproval upon the attitude ot the press In printing what he termed the "sensational aide of the atrtke question." "You ask what the news is. Why, you fellows don't want news facts you know you don't All you are after Is Just enough sensation to fill up your space and earn your salaries. You've got to make a show ing every day on this thing so that your employers will not think you have been Idle, and In order to do this you go ahead and print a lot of stuff that tboee union fellowa tell you which you know yourself Is not true. . "But go ahead and keep on printing what you yourselves know. to bo false; wa don't care; we don't need your newspapers; we can get along In this thing and everything lse for that matter .without your old pa pers. But you mind, there is a time coming when we 11 have a paper of our own." I hope ao," Interjected one ot the re porters. "Do you, do you mean that? Well, all right, you'll get your wish and don't you fear," was tho retort. Declines - to Qlv InfeirrnnOn. "Before we go. Prealdent Burt, will you kindly tell us what we hate misstated In onneotion with this strike, for wo are oxtoua to print nothing but facts." aald one of the newspaper men. But his Inter- oratory elicited nothing but contemptu ous sneer. Ths strikers tell as this morning that on last 8unday there were 104 nim-unlon men In the ahops and that today there are ixty-flve. We have no reason for doubt ing their word, but would like to get a statement frdm the railroad aide on that proposition, as It Is being persistently urged by ths strikers every day that ths shop forces are diminishing. . Can you alve ua a statement on that subject, Mr. Burt?" Oive you nothing. What good would It do to tell you fellows anything? Now, you go along out ot here. I have said all I am going to. I wouldn't tell yon fellows anything.- - t!" Sloenm Confer With MeKeea. President John Blocum ot the Interna tional Brotherhood of Blacksmiths and a committee representing the Union Pacific blacksmiths conferred with Superintendent McKeen of the motive power department ot th company yesterday afternoon upon la sues of the present strike, but nothing In the shape of terms ot settlement or conces sion from either side resulted from the meeting. Tho strike leaders urged that piecework be not adopted and the com rany's representative insisted that thla had been Irrevocably decided upon by the Union Pacific. After the conference President Blocum aald: "We were most courteously received and treated by Mr. McKeen, but our meeting waa not at all fruitful. We found out that the company Is determined upon Introduc lng piecework and w ar determined on fighting it, ao you might say we have just arrived at th starting point of our fight. "W argued against piecework and en deavored by reasoning to show its fallacy and Mr. McKeen argued for it and tried to demonstrate wherein it would benefit us. but nslther of us succeeded In convincing the other and there the matter ended. want to emphasise this fact, that wo did not seek any compromise in any shape, manner or form. We asked for nothing exoopt that tho company revoke the order, Issued by which ft declared Its Intention to Introduce, piecework Into It shops.. This Mr. McKeen refused to do. We deferred our demand for an Increase In the wage seal. Blaekasnltaa Ar Confident. President Siocum left last night for his boa In Moltne, III., but will be in Omaha again within a week or ao. Before leaving1 ha expressed bis satisfaction with the chaneea ot tho blacksmith and other strikers of winning and said bo bad no tear of the future. We ar determined to make a persistent. orderly fight for what seem to us to bo our lights and w believe w aro sure to win," he said. Th blacksmiths held a local mooting last night. At the meeting a letter was road from the international secretary say ing that th blacksmith over th United States had won M per cent of tho strikes In which they have been engaged this summer and aprlng. , Th men are confident of success here in view of this fact and alao that, a they bold, th company la unahl to get skilled blacksmith owing to tho decided dearth of 'that class of work men at this time. Machinist and Bollorasakora. Secretary Grace of th machinists 1 In receipt of a letter from Chicago telling of disturbed conditions at the Allls-Chambers establishment, which baa but recently re covered from a atrlk of a year's duration. It I believed that another strike may occur there and th striker her aasert that such would materially militate to their ad vantage In that It would open another field of labor to nonunion men. President Kennedy of th local and dis trict bollermakers' lodges and Secretary Grace of th machinist have received let ters from Cheyenne stating that between that city and North Piatt seven freight trains have been tied up because of dis abled engines and that on freight train waa abandoned at Lexington tor the same reason. Information also haa beon re cleved that twenty "dead" engine ar lying In th roundhous at Cheyccn. Striker claimed last night that four mor defections occurred at the shops here during the early evening. It was also claimed that no nonunion men had be in aent Into Bvanstoa. On Xevv Striker. Harry Brown, a bollermaker who cam out from New York to work for the Union Pacific, came to Omaha yeaterday from North Platte, where he has been at work under the supposition that there waa no general strike In progress. ' He saya ho waa offered 45 cents aa hour ta stay with th company and go to work her If he preferred Omsha to North Platte, but he refused and ha joined ths strikers. Hs Is said to be a very skilled mechanic The atrlkera hav obtained the aervlces of the Musicians' untoa for their parade Tuoaday and hav been assured by that or ganisation that It will furnish a band ot 100 piece. The parade will start from Labor tempi at o'clock In th morning and oontlnue In procession for about aa hour and a halt. Blacksmiths will hav a public benefit Tuesday night for their helpers. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. George Bully of Boston Is a the Millard Charles II. Mooro of MontplIer, Vt.. ts a Miuara guesi. 11. I,. J. Tonner of Chicago waa at the Millard yesterday. J. N. Hardy of St. Louis registered at the Miuara yi.roy. A.' Mandelfterg has received a telegram annount'in the end news ot hia mother's uratn in UHlllmot. tils oroiner. Joe Man deibern, led at once to atleud th funeral Ilea It k at wall Coat. A few doses of Dr. King's New Lite Pills will sleaaae, ton and Invigorate .ths whole system. Try than. Only Sic AFFAIRS AT SOUTfl OMAHA Union Paoifio Activity EioiUs Hopes f Extennrs Improvement. LONG DORMANT PLANS TAKE ON NEW LIFE Surveyors Ran Line anal Set Stakes Which Mar Lee to New Track, a Vladnet as a Kevr Depot. For several daya past a party ot railroad surveyors haa been working from the sum mit southward. Wednesday th party worked on Commercial street between -H snd J streets and yesterday the work of running lines was carried on almost to the Union Pacific depot. Aa etakea are being set and lines run It Is Inferred that the Union Pacific Is preparing to submit a proposition to the city council In the near future. While nothing definite Is known officially regarding th proposed proposition. It is understood that a request will be made for the vacating of the atub enda of streets In ths northern part of the city. These stub ends are located between Commercial street and the railroad right-of-way and have never been opened to travel, so that by vacating them there would be no Incon venience to the people. Another request, so It is rumored, will be the vacating ot a portion of Commercial street In order that additional tracks may be laid from the yarda here to Omaha. As Commercial ave nue north of J street Is very little used, some of th city officials see no harm In consenting to vacating at least a portion of the atreet. Another request which the council expects will be mad is the vaca ting of Railroad avenue from N street south ; to Q street. Officials here expect that when the propo sition Is submitted by the Union Paclflo It will, In lieu of th concessions granted, agree to at once proceed to erect a viaduct across th tracks and to construct. new depot to bo located on Railroad avenue be tween N street and th proposed viaduct. With th construction of a viaduct and the building of a new depot the tracks would be fenced and the grade crossing at Q street would be closed. Members of th city government assert that they are perfeotly willing to make any reasonable concessions in order to bring about the erection ot a viaduct and a new depot. The contemplated changes In track age. If made, will greatly increase the rail road facilities at this point and permit the transportation lines to handle th rapidly Increasing business much more expedi tiously than can now be done under exist ing circumstances. ' Fllllnc Washouts. The dirt purchased by ths council from tho Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple association for 8 cents a yard will be used In filling the big hole at Twenty first and ! atreeta. Thla work will com mence Just a soon as the excavating tor the tempi I begun, which will bo in about a week. ( . Coo of the hardest propositions ia th repairing ot the roadway at th Intersec tion of Twenty-third and B streets. The hole In the street at this point is as big as aa ordinary bouse and the city engineer say that it will do no good to fill It un less steps ar taken to carry off the sur face water. A plan ha been suggested by th en gineer which i meeting with favor in the council. Th engineer suggests that two lot east of Twenty-third street and just north of B street b purchased by Ju city and that a. Hum b built to carry off storm water and allow It to wast on these two lot. A these lot are in a draw or gully no barm can com ot such an ar rangement and th purchase will doubt Jeaa be made, especially as the two lots can b bought tor 1100. It Is asserted that by doing this B street from Twenty-third to Twenty-fourth street and the intersec tion of Twenty-third and E atreet can be kept In good condition, no matter how much wet weather there Is. . Ia th filling of tht big E street bole th counoll will ask for bid and let a con tract for th work, a It Is asserted that th filling oan be don much cheaper In thla way than by tho regular atreet fore. McClearr Still Bold. W. B. McCleary, recorder for camp No. 227, Ancient Order of United Workmen, 1 till detained at police headquarter on th charge of embozillng a certain sum ot money from th order. HI bearing has been aet by Judge King for next Tuesday arternoon. in a conversation with a Be reporter MoCleary admitted having appro priated a portion of th fund antrus'cl to hi car. Ho said that there had been a death in th family and that it was nec essary that he hav om money at once and he used th lodge money, intending to pay It back aa rapidly a possible. McCleary ha aent to relative In Chi cago for money and mad th statement yesterday that he would hav th matter ettled up before th date of hi hearing arrived. Th Library Stt. Th deeds for th transfer of th prop erty at Twenty-third and M atreet from th Glasgow estate to th South Omaha Library board ar ready, but there la aonia delay on account ot lack of funda. The council will ask th board to submit a report of th amount of money on. hand and it there is not enough in th fund to completa the purcbaee, a transfer from some other fund will be made In order that the deal for the site may bo closed. The city officials appear perfectly willing to provide sufficient money for the pur chase ot th site, but so far have declined to furnish any money for expenses for the board. Mor than likely arrangements will be completed th forepart of next week for the transfer ot the property. Weather Castes Delay. Zack Cuddlngton baa the contract for th grading of Twsnty-seventh street from B to r streets, but bs cannot commence work for aom time yet. He aald last evening that, ewlng to th long wet spell, hs would be unabl to complete hi eon tract In Iowa and get to work on Twenty seventh street before September 1. This will, It is stated, be In plenty of time to get th work . don . and let th ground harden before cold weather aeta In. The ground la ao soft and full of water now that very little. It any, grading la being done In thla vicinity at the present time. Poandmaater Keep Bnsy. Stne Kay IS. when th dog-catching aeason opened here, Pouadmaater McGlll haa rounded up and Impounded ' S50 dogs. About half of this number were redeemed by owners, while th balance were killed. Under th present-ordinance McGlll is paid $1 per head for destroying unredeemed canlnea. Ha mast, however, keep all dogs at th pound for four daya and dally post a notice on th bulletin board at the city hall, detailing a description of all animal In th pound. So far thla year 450 dog tags hav been sold, bringing Into th treasury th sum of SS0O. This is more Decay than haa been taken In for taga for a number of summer ast. Mad City eaaalp. Mr. I. Kortg of Costa Rica ia here visit ins Judge Jacob Levy. Colonel I. C. Oallup left yesterday for an xtenaea western triy. Miss Myrtle Keefer has gone to Denver lor a two ween vacation. , O. M, fitter of Cambridge, IlU Is bar vlnltlng hia parents. Captain and Mrs. F. J. Etter. Mies Esther Blank of New York City la the guest of Mies Jennie I-evy. Mr. and Mrs. Nels A. Neleon, Eighteenth and Washington streets announce the birth ot a son. Colonel J. B. Wstklns and wife will re turn from a trip to the Pacific coaat this afternoon. . The atreet fore weaengaVd yesterday In ronatrurtlra- a toot brtilKe acroes the gully at Eighteenth and N streets. Harry Herman waa fined 110 and costs by Police Judge King yeaterday for being drunk and Insulting women on the street. Mayor Koutsky was kept busy yeaterday afternoon signing warrants. All warrants voted on the appropriation eheet Wdenea day night will be ready for delivery today. TELEPHONE POLE CLIMBERS Linemen Employed by Nebraska Bell Company Gala Snbatantlal In. ereaa In Wages. The.wsges of S00 linemen In th employ of the Nebraska Bell Telephone company hav been raised and a definite settlement made ot the difficulties which existed be tween the men and' their employer for some time. This settlement was concluded Wednesday when the electrlo linemen In their meeting at Labor Tempi Indorsed th action ot their committee In the terms It made with th telephone company. By these terms th linemen In the cities of Omaha, South Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln, of whom there ar 100, hav been advanoed from $2.50 a day to $2.75 for a nine-hour day. ,Th linemen through the state, of whom there aro 200, divided Into fourteen gangs, ar raised trom $2.40 to $2.50 for a ten-hour day. "These terms are absolutely satisfactory to us," said R. B. Russell, business agent for the linemen. "And by them the line men of thla company In Nebraska will get better wages than those In many of the ad joining states." The new scale dates bsck to July 1, so that th men will receive their Increased pay from that time. July I, aa was pub lished by The Be at the time, the linemen presented a demand for these very In creases and for recognition of their union, the latter demand to take precedence over th former. Almost simultaneously with the presentation of these demands the com pany posted a notice making these In creases, but omitting any recognition of the union. While the officials did not ac tually sign the agreement proposed by the linemen, Involving: formal recognition of their unlont the men consider that virtual recognition has been given and to all prac tical purposes the matter is In just aa good shape aa though th company had actually signed the agreement Th terms entered Into further provide that the company ahall not dlaorimlnate In any Instance against the union or any ot the officials or committeemen of that union, and that wherever a foreman ot the com pany shall be found treating unfairly a union man because he Is a union man be shall be summarily discharged. The commute ot officials which met th men wa: President Yost, General Man ager Lane, Superintendent of Construction Belt and General Solicitor Morsman. The linemen' committee was: Thomas Caee tolt. president of the union here; William Ramey, vie president; Fred Witters, sec retary, and R. E. Russe'.l, business agent. While this settlement put an end to the controversy with-, the Nebraska Bell Telephone company It does not affect In any way the differences between the men and th Street Railway company and the Western Union and Postal Telegraph com panies. These matters will be pressed until some settlement 1 mad or It Is found that ther can b pone made until further development. .- -.! . , - PLANNING ,'F: Off THEIR PICNIC Doaarla Connty 'Denaooraev Arranges m Few Mor Preliminaries : Anent the Oatinar. - Th Dougla County Democracy put a few mor touches on th arrangement for their fifth annual plcnio, to be held at Missouri Valley Sunday, Augut 24, at a meeting held at tb club room last night. Th commit tee on bas ball reported' that tt had e cured one of th best teams In the city, and was given authority to hustle up a purs to be given to the winning team. Thla team expects to wipe up th earth with th Mis souri Valley team. These committee were appointed. Gen eral arrangements and supervision, John Ltddell, J. J. Mahoney, George Holmes, U J. Plattl and Ed A. 8mlth; tickets, Dan Butler, L. J. Plattl and Thomas Harring ton; concessions, Joseph Butler, George Holme and Joseph Connor; prise, Charles Emory, Ed Smith and Charlea Rustln; mu sic, C. Epstein and W. P. McDavltt; adver-t"-r?nL J. E. Reagan. L. J. Plattl and the members of tb arrangement committee. Th committees were Instructed to hustle this wk and report at a meeting to be held next Thursday night, at which time further arrangements will be made.- A good crowd was present and It is th Intention of th club to make this plcnio record breaker. Th advertisement committee waa instruotsd to visit Council Bluffs and South Omaha and round up the faithful and get them Interested. SECOND WARD REPUBLICANS Lot Feast at Headowartera Last Night, Where Speeches Were- Short. It waa distinctly a love feast that waa held last night at 144J South Sixteenth street, which la the headquarters of the Second Ward Republican club. The "re freshments' were democratic to the extent of consisting of cracker and cheese, but all things elss were republican with a vengeance. Ed J. Cornish talked of republican pros pect In general and hia own congres sional aspirations In particular, ssylng that prosperity had already don the party' campaigning more effectively . than any speaker could. A. C. Troup devoted a few minute to reminding hia auditor ot what tb party bad don and what competitive parties had failed to do. , , Councilman Hoy waa called, but ex cused himself after very few remarks on th ground that th republican cause bad almost ceased to need champions. lasnrnne Men Attead Funeral. The local Are Insurance agents of Omaha held a meetlns yeaterday afternoon and resolved to attena tne Itinera! or Harry Faachai at council Miuna tins (Friday) mornlnc taktna- the car at the Pazton hotel corner at S:lS a. M. for Counoll Klufrs. A committee, conal.Mlnsr or Major 1). H. Wheeler. Ilartow Var.esa and John Howard, was appointed to prepare proper resolutions respect to ie sent to tne inmi v oi uiw upTiMii. hiu column lea ia report at an adjourned meetlns- of the acents to tie neia at neir room at I o ciock MMnday net. lajnred by Street Car, While alle-htlnar from a Bherman avenue ear at Sixteenth and Porcaa atreeta Thomas P. O'Connor missed his footing and fell to the pavement, breaking his right collar bone, spraining and bruising hia right knes and bruising an arm and the side of his head. O'Connor was taken to the place Khrra he la esnuloyed and medical aid summoned. He was made comfortable for the night ana win t aent to a hospital today. O'Connor lives at Twelfth and Center atreeta. Killed hy an Klectrtcal Storm. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., July 24.-A aever electrical storm pasaed north of the city laat night. Instantly killing tleaaor Wilton. a farmer, fatally Injuring a boy and de stroying a number of barns, a church, and causing outer damage. NEW BOOKS AND MAGAZINES Twslfth ii the Series of lUU Article In Fsanon's Ds-roUd t Nsbrukv CENTURY TO BRING OUT A NEW WRITER Foreign Correspondent of a Chlcnsto Taper Writes a Book of Potnt everal New Novel Old for Popalar Favor. Pearson's Magazine for August presents an Interesting table of contents. Th opening article Is the twelfth In th series of th "Story of th State" and Is devoted to Nebraska. It Is written by William R. Ltghton and Is profusely Illustrated. The discovery of a new resource In the develop ment ot a stat I well described. Mr. Ltghton says: "On thoe high plains, de spite her harshness of aspect toward the grain-grower, Nature has established con ditions quit Ideal tor the pursuit of an other Industry which haa been In fashion among men since tb beginning of hus bandry, and which will never loae It vogue. Only within the laat five year hav our people realised that by every natural right these lands belong to gracing herds and flocks and that through them alone were th arid wastes to be mad glad. Nothing Is wanting to complete the guarantee of suc cess. This realization has rejuvenate the western two-thirds of the state; It ha been Ilk th discovery of a fountain ot economic youth. In 1896 stock gracing In Nebraska waa hardly mor than a side Is sue, but It has since taken a place second only to the cultivation ot the soil. In 1901 our ranges held more than 1.000,000 eattle and more than 1,000,000 aheep. As a part of the same healthy Impulse, entii have won a secure place in public esteem; a full chorus of 2,500,000 head now grunt and squeal In fat content" Th Century is about to bring forward a new western writer in the person ot Eleanor Gatea, a young woman of Califor nia who spent her early life in Dakota, and who has lately written "The Biography ot a Prairie Girl," specimen chapter of which ar to ba printed In th August. Sep tember and October number of that tnaga stne. A sample of the style and substance of this book will be afforded by the Au gust installment, which deals with th birth and christening of th prairie girl. The former event occurs In the midst ot a billiard, the description ot which Is said to be one of tho most vivid piece of writ ing about nature ever printed In the Cen tury. Tho work la to be not only the biography of a prairie girl, but, so to speak, ot the frontier farm, dealing with It In all Its characteristic experiences, for tunate and unfortunate. It Is, In brief, a sort of natural history ot Dakota. Miss Delia Austrian, who la the travel ing foreign correspondent of the Chicago Evening Post, has written a delightful book ot poems entitled, "Love Songs." The principal poem Is "Cecelia," dedicated to her deceased sister. It depicts the life ot these two sisters from "girlhood gar to womanhood." and the them Is carried along until death, the great leveler, calls Cecelia home. In this particular lyric Mlsa Austrian has shown ability of the highest order, and when th character ot the subject is taken Into consideration, her work Is ot the best. This love lyrlo Is divided Into fifty parts and each repre sents a certain period ot their lives. The Interview wltb the spirit of her dead sla ter Is most reallstlo and la but another evidence of th excellent work don by Miss Austrian. Love cam and triumphed, and the two spirits commingling as of did is beautifully told. In addition to the above lyric, the book containa a number of miscellaneous poems. "Hushed Is Our Stricken Land Today," commemoratory of th death of th lato President McKtnley, "Tb Rose and the Breete." "O Love, Where Hast Thou Been Tonight" "Vio lets," "The Brlda and th Bridegroom," "Alone in th World," ar deserving of special mention. W. H. Conkey company, publishers. "The Maid of the Wlldwood." by George William Louttlt, la a atory of the middle west and of tb time of the beginning ot th last century. The Incidents narrated are actual experlencea of different Indivi duals on the frontiers of our country In Its early history. Robert, as a small boy. Is carried oft by the Indians, and finds a pro tector In the Chief Masshawa. Then Naomi, the young queen of the Shawnee nation, becomea .Interested In Robert, who Is now called Tammy. The mannera and customs of the Indians are described. General Har rison and General Proctor are presented. The speeches and aaylngs of Tecumseh are many of them given verbatim. Who killed Tecumseh la not known, though many have claimed the honor. His grave has never been located, and tt may be that some friend, the author thinks, possibly the hero of his romance, unwittingly fired the shot that caused bis death, and In compliance with his last wlah, burled him In an "un known and unmarked grave." Robert Anally returns to civilization and marries Naomi. Published by Colonial Press. Chsrles Reginald Sherlock, author of "Your Uncle Lew," Is out with another new novel, entitled "The Red Anvil." In the narrative Mr. Sherlock makes us ot th 'underground railroad," through the operations of which abolition In' the north set at defiance the enforcement of the fu gitive alave law of 1860. The story be gins on a Sunday when the people are aroused by the news that the church bell la to be tolled by a "nigger who had come In on the underground." Lyne DIs brow and his picture wagon both Interests and amuses ths resder from tb begin ning of th story until w have finished. Hi quaint but timely atorlea often used to illustrate hidden meaning ar Indeed humorous and pointed. Though h doe not appear to be In sympathy with tb negro, w ar pleased and ra'.her expect to ae blm aiding In their escape. W feel that In hi quiet way ho la the force be hind hia aon Win, a doctor, which brings him his success In both his love and t rai nees. Tbougn Slow to usveiop tne iov tory Is nevertheless interesting. Peter Oerrttt, "the best-beloved man In Smith boro," Is another Interesting character with hia benevolent disposition. Th novel Is a portrayal of .Interesting characters. Published by Frederick A. Stokes com pany. Rlgbt Rev. J. L. Spalding, bishop of Peoria, who on June 11, waa given the degree of LL.D. by Columbia university. baa written another book which was pub' Ushed on th earn day he received his honorary degree. Th new volume Is called '"Religion, Agnosticism and Educa tion," and consists of a series of papers along the general line of discussion and philosophy ot which tb bishop I a ta ter. Following ar th content: I, Re ligion; it. Agnosticism; in. Agnosticism; IV, Gqd in the Constitution A Reply to Colonel Ingersoll; V, Education and ths Future ot Religion; VI, Progress in Edu cation; VII, the Victory of Love. It ia very seldom that a prelate in th Roman Catholic church la ao wall and fa vorably known outside of his work. The twenty-fifth year ot his tenure as blship of Fsoria wa celebrated with much cere- J Clear as Crystal - ' No need to argue that a soap is pure when you can read through it. Jap Rose is that pure, and one-sixth of it is glycerin. Jap Ko. jLL trans a anal Soap It is the culmination of 25 years of experiments.'. We know soaps, and we pledge you that no man can make a toilet soap that's better. JAMES S. 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