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TRACE OF THE PHILIPPINES
tfw Coidition PrTiig a Stimulus to
UNITED STATES GETTING LARGER SHARE
Jjealar liar, a Pat, oat a a,re.
facnalve flamatary f the Trade
for Ike raat Three
WASHINGTON. Sept 7.-Tb trade sta
tistic of the Philippines lor the calendar
year lt9. 1900 and 1901. a published by
Ihe, Barrau ft Ioaular Affair of the War
department In !ta rnonthly bulletin for De
cember. 1901. shr.w. a determined cOort on
the part of the eammerclol world at large to
Snvad tha lirtu&trlal field afforded by tho
islands. Wi:h what aucceaa la ahown by
the fart thit the Importation of merchan
dise for the year 1901 establishes a new
record, the value of rood purchased dur
ing this period exceed og that of any pre
vious year In the history f t the archlpelajo.
The statement made In this rev.ew of
J flillpplne commerce relate exclusively to
oorts which are duly entered and paessd
Ihrough the Philippine custom houses, but
"do not Include supplies Imported by the
1'nlted 8tates government fpr the use of the
rmy, navy, marine hospital aervlce, or
by the Insular government for Its use, or
that of Its subordinate branches. For tx-
mplo. the Manila lee plant, costing In the
neighborhood of $1,000,000. the govern -went
printing plant, which coat about $200.
ooo, large uppll In tha way of school
books, furniture, etc., for the Department
f Public Instruction, were all purchased
lu the United States, but do not appear In
the commerce of the Vnlted States with
the Islands. The Insular distributing agent
t Washington disburses something like
$1,000,000 per annum for the Insular gov
ernment, all of which Is for merchandise
purchased In, the United Statea. The In
ular purchasing agent at Manila also pur
rhaaes extensively in I he United 8tatea as
ell as In other countries, so that the toul
volume of trade between the United 8. ate
and the Philippines Is much greater than
PJear from the following:
Aaalysls of Leading; Imports.
Below Is furnished an anaiysla of the
leading articles Imported and exported;
comparisons between tha business of the
years 1R93, 1!00 and 1901; relat ve propor
tions of trade of different countries with
the archipelago, and other data which is
considered interesting and may be of bene
fit to any wh anticipate relations with
the. Island In business way.
Trade In the islands has received an Im
petus since their transfer to the United
P'.ates which, under tho present oondltlcns,
is bound to continue. The only visible fac
tors which, wlU In any way check or Im
pede aa Immediate greater development are
Jack of m-ans of transportation and of
proper agricultural machinery and methods.
The conatructlon of railroads and high
ways and the Improvement of barbers will
necessarily be gradual, but the Introduc
tion of proper farming machinery and Im
plements should be Immediate.
Natives are not expected to take tha
Initiative in theae matters, but they will
udopt improved methods which are brought
Wo their Immediate notice; for Instance,
were a number of Intelligent farmers, us ng
up-to-date appliances, distributed among
the different provinces, the trad In all
that goes to properly equip a farm or
tilantatlon wonld soon reach great propor
tions. It would doubtless pay some of our
manufacturers of machinery to experiment
(wlong this line. One of the alleged m'
"'H of, the Spanish fovernrapt during
1M .ownership of the archipelago was tho
i Dscouragement of real estate tenure cn
lie part of the Inhabitants, the latter on
I'll account being reduced to a condition
f peonage, or at the beat, living aa squat
t'.ra upon crown lands and subject to evic
tion without notice. By leg elation now
pending the United States government pro
poeea to make It possible for the natives
f the Philippine Islands to secure for
themselves landa in fee simple, and nothing
Is better calculated to Induce thrift. Indus
try and a law-abiding apirlt on the part of
any Individual than a home surrounded by
a few acres of land that he may call his
crease In Imports and Export.
By reference to the figures herein It will
be shown that the Imports Into the islands
roae from a little more than $19,000,000
J899 to nearly $25,000,000 In 1900. and to
nor than $80,000,000' In 1901. the Increase
for 1901 being 57 per cent over 1899 and
tnor than $1 per cent over 1900; exporta
having risen In the same period from
nearly $15,000,000 in iB9 to about $23,000,000
In 1900, and approximately $24,500,000 In
1901. Custom duties on merchandise rcae
from $4,411, 80 In 1899 to $7.700,6T In 1900
and to $$,164.46$ In 1901. During the latter
years of Spaniah ownership the revenue
from this source averaged between $S,000,
000 and $3.(00,000 annually.
It Is Interesting to note the fluctuations
In the volume of trade nnder tha new order
of thing as regard It distribution. In
1899 the United State supplied 7 per eent
of the import; In 1900. 9 per cent, and in
1901, 12 per cent; the United Kingdom, 17,
S3 and It per eent for theae years, re
spectively; Spain, 14. $ and I per eent;
Germany, 5, 7 and 7 per cent; France, 2,
4 and t per cent; China, Including Hong
Kong, 43, 31 and 16 per cent; British East
.Indies, 4. 7 and 11 per centi Japan, 1, 2 and
4 per eent; all other countries, 7, 10 and
SO per cent. . Quite a large portion of the
Fhillpplne trade la via Hong Kong, and
from reports, especially of exporta, it would
appear that Hong Kong furnishes the
archipelago considerable part of Ita Im
ports and absorbs a large percentage of
Its exporta. This, however. Is not the
case, as Hong Kong la simply a distributing
thrift and ability mark the
American, and in manufacture
ing and commerce have placed
the United States first among
the nations of the world. No
institution so typifies the
growth of the country as The
Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany of New York.
It has paid policy-holders
more than any other company
in the world.
Its assets exceed those of any
other company in existence.
Aawuat fU a Felicy-lwietn, vr
Writ far Where SJwH I Iaaur f
The Mutual Life Iksuranci
Company of New York
Pkmas A. McCmv, Pnaiiaal.
li.KMIXU BROS., Maaasers.
Jfi Melaaa. la. Oaaaaa. Sen,
K. A. t'astle. a. Kohn. W. B tiln. Jr..
J.eph Trick W. J Trkk. Mis K. M. Hey
Lckla, svcaJ agitata.
point, besrlng a relation to the Philippine,
products similar to that of Chicago to the
grain rrops Of Illinois and contiguous
atates. It has not been found practicable
Ihua far to trace the origin of Imports
from Hong Kong, nor the ultimate destina
tion of exports aent to that point. With
the completion of the harbor Improvements
at Manila, which are now well under way,
and with the honest and equitable pert
tharges which are now In vogue, Manila
la deatined to secure from Hong Kong a
great part of the trade now controlled by
the latter. Manila Is by nature located
for the distribution of Imports and exports
of eaatern Asia and Oceania.
The distribution of Imports by continents
for 1901 waa: Europe, 44 per cent; Asia,
42 per cent, and North America, 12 per
cent. There were no Imports from South
America and but an tnslgnlfuwnt amount
from Africa. Of exports Europe received
C7 per cent, Asia 22 per cent. North Amer
ica 19 per ien. Australasia supplied 2 per
cent of Imports In exchange for 2 per eent
Diatrlfeatloa of Export.
For the three years named United States
took 27, 13 and 19 per cent of the exports
respectively; United Kingdom, 24, 35 and
45 per cent; Germany, lea than 1 per
tent for each year; France, 3, 11 and 5
per cent; China, Including Hong Kong, 27
per cent In 1899. but in 1900, when ex
ports to Hong Kong were first recorded
separate from those of China, the latter
Is discharged with but 1 per cent, and in
1901 lees than 1 per cent of the exports.
Hong Kong receiving 16 per cent in 19O0
and 12 per cent In 1901, which would In
dicate but little actual trade with China
In 1899; Spain. 7. 7 and 5 per cent for the
three respective years; Japan, 7, 2 and 6
per cent; British East Indies, 3, 4 and 3
per cent, and all other countries, 1, 9 and
4 per cent. Tho great Increase of exports
to the United Kingdom constated prin
cipally of hemp, a large portion of which
eventually reached this country; the ex
ports of this article to the- United States
shows over $1,000,000 Increase In 1901 over
1899. While the United Statea la yet be
hind certain other countries in the Philip
pine trade, there haa been a great In
crease in Its exports to the islands, which,
during the last years of Spanish control
amounted to an annual average of barely
3 per eent of the total, as compared with
12 per cent In 1901. The twelve principal
articles, in the order of their Importance,
exported from the United Statea during the
year 1901 were malt liquors, wheat flour,
iron and steel and their finished forms,
paper In lta different forms, distilled spir
its, glassware, care, carriages and bicycles,
oils, cotton goods, wood and Its manufac
tures, leather and its manufactures, and
watchea and clocks.
Take More Wheat Floar.
The Importations of wheat flour amounted
In 1899 to $382,261, In 1900 to $75,23 and
In 1901 to $353,869, of which the United
States furnished 17 per cent la 1S99. 26
per cent in 1900 and 98 per cent In 1901;
this would indicate a remarkable Increase
In the ratio aupplied by the United Slates,
but as China, including Hong Kong, Is
credited with 81 per cent In 1899 and Hong
Kong alone with 66 per cent In 1900, the
presumption la that the shipment so noted
for thces two years originated In the United
States. One of the remarkable features
In commerce of recent yeara I the new
and rapidly Increasing demand for wheat
flour in such countries as China, Japan
and the Fhillpplne islands. It will be a
matter of prime Importance y North
America should the people of the Philip
pines adopt wheat flour aa a staple article
of food instead of rice, the latter being at
the present time Imported by them In
enormous quantities from the East Indie
Great Drltala Leads la Cotton,,.
Cotton goods constitute the most im
portant imports of the Philippines, aggre
gating more than $7,000,000 In 1901, which
waa nearly one-fourth of the total amount
of merchandise Imported during that year.
These goods were furnished by msny coun
tries, the United Kingdom leading with 48
per cent, Spain following with 11 per cent,
British East Indies with 10 per cent and
Germany 9 per cent. The United States
furnished but S per cent. The quality of
the good is a matter of first Importance
In this trade, as tha people of the Philip
pine Islands are like those of other trop
ical countriea in preferring the cheapest
material obtainable, provided It be In flashy
colora. It may become posalbl later on
to dnduce the people to choose a better
grade of these goods, but It will require
considerable time, and In the Interim It
will be necessary to cater to the peculiar
taste of the native in order to secure
Hem) Chief Export.
In value Manila hemp constituted very
nearly two-thirds, or $15,878,640 of the ex
ports of the islands for 1901. the United
Kingdom taking 65 per cent and the United
State 26 per cent direct; more than $890,
000 worth won't to Hong Kong, but doubt
less nearly all of this eventually reached
the above named countries. The United
Kingdom, via London, the controlling
market, distribute hemp to continental
Europe and furnishes the United State
about one-half of the latter' aupply. It
aeema probable that the United State will
soon secure Its own hemp from the Phil
ippine by direct shipment, as the change
mad affecting export duty present ad
vantages to American importers of which
they will naturally avail tbemselvea. A
dlrgnc of th bulk or of a large part
of thla trade to United Statea will doubt
less have a tendency to Increase exchangee
of other commodities. Exports of hemp
have Increased largely since the Spanish
American war, the quantity for 1901 being
In excess of 1899 nearly 80 per cent and of
1900 40 per cent and in value nearly 100
per cent and 20 per eent, respectively.
This wide difference in value would seem
to Indicate a great depreciation in th
selling price of hemp, but It must be re
membered that owing to the effect of the
war the price of hemp waa greatly In
flated and the demand for It for some time
after th war waa In execs of the supply.
With th return of peace and th In
creased output the price haa naturally
again become normal.
Tobacco was next in value a an export
in 1901, showing a healthy increase, which
promises to continue. The figure for 18!'3
nd 1900 and 1901 ware $1,931,253, $3,261.
232 and $2,631,941. respectively. There
was a very wide distribution during 1901.
the countries taking the moat being Spain)
24 per cent; United Kingdom, 23 per rent;
Hong Kong and Australasia, each 15 per
8ugar export for 1901 show an Increased
valuation of about $160,000 more than the
pswvlous year. . Th development and pros
perity of th sugar Industry will depend
to a great extent upon th adoption of
modern economical method of reduction.
Of th $2,500,000 worth exported in llKil
Japan took 4 per cent'. 39 per eent waa
ahlpped to Hong Kong and thence probably
re-exported and 12 per cent went directly
to th United Statea.
Charted wlta Mleallaa- data.
Tom Morrtsey, who give, his address at
Thirteenth and Chicago Ktr.et. tut fcr
rested last evening on suapk-iun vf tntiig
one of th two mm who stole a bolt of
cloth from th eatabllKhment of Nicoll
the tailor. Saturday. The man answers
the description given of one of th pair
even to having his right hand bindagcj'
wliii white cloth; and he la said to have
been en near there about the time of
the theft. The police know where the
other man Is and he will probably be ar
retted this morning. The two went Into
the tailor tiaturday evening, and while
one talked to the man In charge, lb other
llooed .way with tfc cloth.
THK OMAHA DAILY HER; MONDAY, SEPTEMIIHH 8, 1002.
TEL JED SOKOL CELEBRATE
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Bohtmian
Sxiity ii Pleasantly Ob'trvad.
ONE OF THE CHARTER MEMBERS PRESENT
peer he by If. W. Rartos. Joseph Mlk
mw4 R. Rcirwittr, Athletic Raer
rlaea. Mnale and Play
oa the Pro ram.
On September 3, 1877, twelve of the Bo
hemian residents of Omaha associated
themselves together under the name of
Tel Jed Sokol, for social enlovment and
physical and Intellectuel Improvement. In
the years that have elapsed that organiza
tion haa experienced some visclssltudes,
but yesterday a society numbering 140 ac
tive members entertained its friends in
honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary. The
entertainment waa given In the Bohemian
Turner hall on Thirteenth atreet, near
For this occasion the hall wss attractively
decorated with American flags and wreaths
and festoons in which the red and white
of Bohemia were tastefully Intertwined. At
th front of the stag potted palms and
other greon foliage furnished a pleasing
decoration and in the middle were placed
portraits of several of the more prominent
members of the society. At one side of tha
stage was bung a handsome silk American
flag and on the other the banner of the Tel
Oldest Member There.
When the exercises began at 2:30 there
was seated upon the stage Frank Jelen.
sr., who was one of the original twelve
members of the society and still takes an
active interest In its affair. He has three
sons who are active members. With Mr.
Jelen eat John Sokol and John Konvalin,
who were among the charter members, but
do not now belong to the society. Others
who occupied scats upon the stage were
the speakers, K. W. Bartos, Joseph Mlk
and E. Rosrwatpr. and Councilman Hascall
and City Clerk Elbourn.
After an overture by Korlsko's orchestra
an addree of welcome was delivered in the
Bohemian language by K. W. Bartos, who
Is next to Mr. Jelen the oldest of the pres
ent members of the association. His re
marks were followed by a song by a chorus
of young men and women under tho direc
tion of Prof. Korlsko.
Joseph Mlk delivered an address In the
Bohemian language. In which he dealt with
the history of the organization and it
varying fortunes in the course of Its
twenty-five year of existence and at the
close of hi speech there was a brief In
termission. Part aecond of the program was Intro
duced by an orchestral number, after which
Joseph Mlk Introduced E. Rosewater, who
addressed the gathering In Engliah.
Speech by Mr. Rosewater.
Mr. Rosewater said in part:
"I have been asked this afternoon to tell
you what I saw of the people of Bohemia
when I came here thirty-nine years ago,
and I would be clad to do ao. but the fact
la there were no Bohemians here at that
time. When I landed here we stopped at
a place which I judge waa not more than
100 yards from thia spot, and I may say
that I made my entrance Into Omaha head
first, for the stage coach upset.
"That was tbo Omaha of 1863. Since
that time I have aeen this city grow al
most Into Sarpy county, where, to be sure.
it Is known as South Omaha, but. It I
nevertheless a part of the growth of this
city. It ha in that time grown from a
population of 4,000 to more than 120,000.
There were at that time two or three -famine
of Bohemians In the state. Today
there are nearly 10.000 in thla city and
8outh Omaha and fully 60,000 men and
women of Bohemian birth and origin In
the atate of Nebraska, reckoned among the
most thrifty and prosperous of our clti
xens. I rejoice to be with you on this oc
casion of your twenty-fifth anniversary,
and although you are an old aoclety, I can
lap over your twenty-five years and go
fourteen years farther back than that.
Bohemians Are Progressive.
"The first Bohemian families to settle
in Omaha lived below here In two ravines
and some of them in dugouts, underground,
with sheetlron chimneys to their dwell
ings, but now we find tbem among our
moat prosperous citizens. They came
from Bohemia because of the advantage
offered by this land of promise and many
of them went from here to the fertile val
ley of the Platte or the Elkhorn and are
now proaperous and wealthy farmers. Jn
Bohemia but few can own great farms as
o many are able to do here. In that land
of Imperialism and autocracy they have
not even their own language when the
Auatrlan power can bo exerclaed. I was
back there to my old home eleven year
go and my heart throbbed for those peo
ple, aa It always did and always will for
anything that I Bohemian.
"I greatly regret that It should have
been intimated and by one who wa once
my friend that I waa coming here today
merely because we are about to have an
other election. I am aorry that any at
tempt ahould have been made to have It
appear that I cam for any other reaaon
than to congratulate you that your oclety
ha successfully paaaed through a quar
ter of a century of hlatory and that you
have here the finest hall of any -branch of
the foreign population of thia city.
Hall and Society Credit to City.
"Thla is a fine hall and I wish we had
aa good in other parte of the city, and
yours U a society which 1 a credit to
you and to the city. Two years hence
Omaha will celebrate the fiftieth anni
versary of Ita corporate existence and
then If I am her .you and I will gather
together to observe that event."
One of the pleasing features of the pro
gram was the presentation to Frank Jelen.
sr., of a handsome medal in recognition of
the fact that be I the only remaining one
of the charter members of the society. The
presentation speech waa made by Joseph
Mlk. in the Bohemian language. The medal
la a fine plec of work and Is Inscribed
with the name of the recipient, the dates
1877 and 1902 and the monogram of the
Tel Jed Sokol.
On behalf of the society Mr. Mlk alao
presented Mrs. Jelen and Mra. John Kon
valin each with a, handsome bouquet in
recognition of their valuable services to
the organization. The bouquet were tied
with ribbon of white and red, on which
wa printed In letter of gold the name of
A class of flftceu young men of th or
ganization gave an interesting athletic ex
hibition on parallel bara. under tha direc
tion of B. W. Bartoa. athletic instructor.
The program closed with one act of the
play "Vzletem Sokolim," which la llu
trative of the life of a turner.
In the evening the association enter
talned lta friends at a' dance in the earns
FINK TAKES A SECOND GUESS
when i apposed Holdap Mea Klra Rt.
volvrr He Htopa Rac for
R. O. Fink, bookkeeper in the office of the
city treasurer, had an experience Saturday
night which for a time was highly exciting,
but In the outcome mas not attended by
serlou roauli. On of Mr. Fink dUUxaa
was taken suddenly 111 and at a late hour
he had occasion to go to a drug store to
procure medicine. As he ws returning to
his home Mr. Fink observed two men skulk
ing In the shsdows snd otherwise acting In
a suspicious manner and he .tried to avoid
them, hut they called out to him to halt.
Recalling recent accounta he had heard and
read of holdups In the residence portion of
the city. Mr. Fink had no disposition to
mnke the closer acquaintance of the two
strangers, and relying upon his ability a
a runner, he started for home at his best
pace. When one of the mm fired revolver
behind him, however, Mr. Fink took his
other guess, and reflecting that he had only
75 centa In money and two bottles of med
icine of which the supposed robber could
rob him. and that his life was worth more
to him than all of that, he came to a sud
den stop and allowed the men to approach.
Then It wa discovered thst the two strang
ers were detectives In plain clothea and
were looking for footpads.
At tho Boyd.
One doesn't expect too much of the Wil
liam H. West minstrels with William H.
West left out. and so one is not disap
pointed at the show. In many essentials
the spirit of Billy Weet still permeates the
performance. One of these Is the music,
which is etrlctly hlgh-grsde and first
class. Harry Sylvester sings . "Soldier
Boy" with much expression and the chorus
Is given with lime light and variation of
theme effect that are most effective.
Clement Stewart, an English tenor, ha a
voice of remarkable purity and great
flexibility, which waa shown In its full
power in his ballad of "Dreaming" and the
encore with which he responded. George
Jones, who la getting almost too big to be
called a "boy" baritone any longer, has
still the powerful but melodious organ
which has been heard here before. Frank
Hammond, Jules Burnett and John II
King contribute "coon" ditties to the first
part, and Billy Van unloads a lot of verbal
Junk. For a finale a novel arrangement of
" 'Way Down Upon the Suwanee River" la
sung by a quintet, composed of Messrs,
Chipman, Stewart. Jones, Sylvester and"
Miller. This Is really a climax and was
very much enjoyed at both parts yester
day. In the olio are the customary danc
ing, singing, musical and acrobatic turns.
with a monologue by Billy Van. Both mati
nee and evening performanceawere well
patronized yesterday. Another perform
ance will be given this evening.
SUNDAY NIGHT AT CONCERT
Mild Gvealag Attract Falr-Slaed
Crowd to Hear the Italian
Twenty-five hundred people, more or less,
paased through the gates at Fourteenth
street and Capitol avenue last night to
listen to t-llery s Italian band. The un
usual mildness of the evening caused a
preference among the crowd for the outer
seats, and the vacant chairs were those
In the two flank sections of the reserved
places. The matinee program today will
March North Coast Limited
Trumpet Solo Some Day
"Die Walkurre," Grand Fantaele... Wagner
Prelude Ride of the Valkyrie Duet
Solos by Slgnorl Palma and Dl Natale.
March Boulanger Desormes
Polka Butterflies J Rlvela
Prelude Act 1 Faust Gounod
Selection The Serenade Herbert
Incidental Solo by Slg. De Mlltris.
DURAND M1Y STAY ON TICKET
Condition of Democratic Candidate for
Governor In Mlcbloran Greatly
FLINT, Mich., Sept. 7. The improvement
In the condition of Judge George H. Durand,
tha democratic candidate for governor, con
tinues beyond the greatest bopea of hi
friends. Today hi temperature, pulse
and respiration have been normal and bis
appetite Is good. He walk about his room
with perfect ease and sleeps well at night.
His friends and family today notified
Chairman Whiting that they would be able
to announce at the conference of party
leaders In Grand Kaplds next Tuesday
whether or not Judge Durand' name could
be left on the ticket. Hi improvement
baa inaplred th hope that the Judge can
make the ran.
FIREMEN READY FOR BUSINESS
Prealdeat aad Former Grand Maater
largest to 'peak oa Open.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Sept. 7. Th
eighth biennial session of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Fireman will open her to
morrow morning. About 600 delegate ar
rived today, Including the grand officers.
The firemen will ibe In session three weeks.
The delegatea will be welcomed to Chat
tanooga by Mayor Chambliss. and to the
atat by Governor McMlllin. Former Grand
Master Sargent will then address the con
vention, after which President Roosevelt
will speak. It I not expected that the
convention will get down to business before
Britisher aad German . Collide-.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 7The British
ship Deanmount, from Newcastle, Kng
land, to this port, and the G.-rman bark.
Prof. Koch, which alled yesterday for
Mistley, England, collided last night In a
fog near the lightship outside the harbor.
The port mizxen rigging of Deanmount
was carried away. Prof. Koch probably
sustained no damage, aa it proceeded on
CHEAT AMERICAN FARMER.
Combines Have Mo Terror for
for Ho I "It."
The American farmer, aaya Harper'
Weekly, la the greatest man In the world.
A "combine" with a capital of tl .000,000,000
le a great thing because It la a combine, but
Il.buO.uuU.uOO relatively to the capital of
money brain and brawn Invested in tha
agricultural Industry In this country la not
at all a great thing. Figures simply stag
ger jnd fai: down when they attempt to
represent the real foundation wealth of
America, which la agricultural.
We are all when we attempt to con
template that wealth, very much in the
position of th Irishman who had to look
aeveral times In order to see the tali build
ingtaking it Utile by little. One section
of the view U the information, entirely
accurate, that the farmers of Minnesota
and the Dakotas have received t3uv.ouu 000
for their products thla year. Another Is
that the corn crop of the atate of K a opus
this year will be i,000,(iO bushels. Ht 111 an
other, that II 0.0u, at the lowest estimate,
fell In one soaking rain in the single terri
tory of Oklahoma the other day the rain
having checked the growing menace of a
fortnight a dry spell. In a alngle year the
milch cows of the United states yield
product equal In value to one-half of the
capital of the Steel trust and there are
more cowa at the beginning of the new year
than there were before.
Behind tha agriculture Is the agricultur
ist, and the American farmer is gaining In
Intelligence, In mastery of his soil and in
fUueae for political power quite aa rapidly
as his product tre Increasing in magni
tude, lie may be merely waiting to be or
ganised Into a vast and Irresistible public
force. Or, again, he may be slowly and
sadly recoiicllln himself to the knnwMsa
that he la a paaidve force only like his own
fartlle acres, which, by Intelligent cultiva
tion ana exploitation, are made to yield
rlchcroa or (bus wfco fcnvw how to at
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Preposition to Submit Anothsr Bead lime
to Vets of Citizens,
MONEY TO GO FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS
Parks aad Rnalerarda, Sew City Hall
and Kxtensloa of Hewera Amoaa
tho Thlaara Deelred by
There Is talk about town regarding
proposition to submit another bond Issue.
It Is planned by those who are working up
the deal to ask the people at the Novem
ber election to vote bonds in the sum of
$500,000. The money derived Is to be used.
It Is said, in making public Improvements.
Of the sum voted $75,000 Is to be used in
parks and boulevards. This will lnclud
the parking of a number of street and the
purchase of Syndicate park from the South
Omaha Land company. Then there are
two new parks planned, one In Brown park
and the other in Corrlgan addition.
Next will come the apportionment of
$60,000 of thla bond issue to pay the over
lap. If this is paid it will place the city
on a first-class financial footing and there
will be no need to discount warrants for a
The problem of a newer for Mud creek I
aleo being agitated and with this Issue of
bonds a sum will be reserved for the pur
pose of paying half of the cost of this pro
posed sewer. It is reported that If th
city will pay half the cost the Union
Stock Yards company and the packer will
pay the rest.
A city hall Is also wanted and It Is esti
mated that It will take $".0,000 to purchase
a site and erect a suitable building. As
It 1 now, the city officers are scattered.
The mayor has his office in the Masonic
block, while the city attorney Is located
in an office building on Twenty-fourth
street. The assistant city attorney Is In
till another location.
A main sewer Is also wanted east of
Twentieth atreet and also one in Corrlgan
addition. Then there come the Bellevue
road. It Is estimated that this road can
be paved with brick and the street curbed
It Is understood that general Indebted
ness bonds for $500,000, to run for twenty
years, can be sold at a premium and that
the Interest will not amount to more than
$20,000 each year.
On the present valuation thla proposed
issue of bonds will increase the tax levy
2 mills. The levy now Is f mills.
O'Donald Arrested Aaraln.
Officer Rasmussen arrested Thomas O'Don
ald yesterday and Is holding him at police
headquarters on suspicion. On September
25, 101, O'Donald was arrested here by
Mile Mitchell, who was then chief of
ponce, on tha charge of being a suspicious
character. At that time Mitchell was hold
ing the man for Information from out of
the city. Two day after his arrest O'Don
ald managed to break out of J ill by bor
ing through the brick wall In the rear of
the cell room. He returned to South Omaha
yesterday and was arreetcd. Now the po
lice propose to hold him long enough to
look up hi record.
Board Meets Tonlsjlit.
A meeting of the Board of Education 1
on the bills for tonight. It Is understood
that the question of more outilde room
will be raised and the chance are that ar
rangement will be made for the tempo
rary car of children who are watting for
tha opening of permanent roan at th
Hawthorne and high schools. Tile question
of painting the. high achool b tiding will
most likely come up. as bids are to be
opened. The cost of tha palming of the
building la estimated at $400. .
A contract may be entered Into for the
construction of a four-wing addition, to
Lowell school. Bid were opened for this
work a week ago, but were considered too
high, and so contractor were given seven
days In which to submit new bids.
No Conncll Meeting; Tonight.
Owing to the fact that three members
of the city council are out of the city,
there will be no session tonight. Welsh
is at Atkinson, Neb., with relatives, Mike
Smith is with his wife visiting friends In
Colorado and O'Connor will leave today
for southwestern Missouri. It Is expected
that enough members will return to the
city by September 15 to make a quorum.
There Is nothing of importance before the
council Just at this time anyway, and the
three members who are gone took advan
tage of the dull times to take short vaca
tion. Filling Bis; Washout.
Something like 6.000 yards of dirt la being
hauled from the grading on Twenty-seventh
atreet to the big washout at Twenty-third
and E street. It will take a large quan
tity of dirt to All thi hole, but the city Is
doing the best it can with the fund at It
command. A contract was let for dirt to
fill this washout, but the contractors could
not deliver the goods, so that the street
and alley committee had to look elsewhere
for dirt. From the original contract of
8 cents a cubic yard the city now bad to
pay 12V4 centa per yard. The filling of this
big bole and the other expense attached
will cost th city a large sum of money.
Propose to C'loae.
Business house in South Omaha are
talking over the question of closing all
stores at 6 o'clock on the evening that
President Roosevelt visit Omaha. It Is un
derstood that a meeting to discuss the mat
ter will be called soon.
Still Show Increase.
Rcceplts of live stock at the yards here
still continue to show an Increase over
last rear. When business closed Saturday
night the official returns showed an Increase
of 68.618 cattle. 27,487 hogs and 33,598 sheep.
Heavy runs of cattle and sheep are looked
for at tbe yards this week.
Magle City Goaalp.
A union meeting of all the young peo
ple's societies in the city was held at the
The purest, mildest, dainviejt bser e.vcr tiweJ.
We have made it because thousands have
asked for it, and thousands more want it.
Perhaps you are one.
Brewed in absolute cleanliness cooled
in filtered air then filtered then sterilized
after the bottle is sealed.
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Cor. So. 8h 6c Leavenworth .Sin., Telephone t'l J.
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MUSICAL FESTIVAL SPECIALS
Monday Afternoon 2:30 Special Popular Music Matinee.
Monday Evening Musical Favorites 8:15
SPECIAL The Warner Quartet.
Misses Nel'.le Porter, Bess Blackburn, L.ulu Johnson, Helen Tinker.
tent. Twenty-third and M streets, yester
F. W. Shotwell has gone to Chicago to
Phil Kearney post will meet tonlsht at
the post hall, TwentySlxth and N Btreets.
Rev. Smith addressed a meeting of wom-n
at the First Presbyterian church last even
ing. Councilman Patrick O'Connor leaves
today tor a two weeks' visit with frlenUx
There will be a drill of the cavalry troop
aim a buxlnces meeting of the troop at the
Mrs 1. H. Denton and daughter Ruth of
I.nGrai.gc, Mo., a:e here, the guesta of Mr.
ard Mrs H. C. Richmond.
The tegular meeilngs of the Live Stock
exchnnire have been changed from the tlrel
ViiiiUhy of each month to the ttrst t'rldtv.
Exceedingly low rats, Omana to Hot
Springs, South Dakota. August 80 to Sep
tember 10, 1902, $14.50, Omaha to Hot
Springs and return via Northwestern line.
Ticket offlc 1401 Farnam street.
To Kan Lines Through Oklahoma.
SHAWNEE. Ok!., Sept. 7 At a meet
ing of the directors of tbe Guthrie, Shaw
nee & Coalgate Railroad company It was
decided to put surveyor In the field at
once from Shawnee through Ada to Col
gate, thence northwest to Outhric.
More Unite Than He Seeda.
John Anderson waa takn In charge by
the police last night, he being drunk and
delirious. Anderaoti hod cut the sheets of
his bed, where he rooms on the second
floor of 2u7 North Seventeenth street, into
ribbons, had pulled down the curtHins and
nailed them up again, and turned the mir
ror to the wall, by the time the patrol
wagon arrived fpr him. He explained these
actions by saying that aa he lay sick a
number of very large bugs kept annoying
him by making motions at him through the
window. - lie noticed thla in the mirror, and
tried to close up everything; but one bug
managed to get in and climbed on the bod.
Anderson saya that he tried to hold the
bug, but could not, neither could he throw
It out of the room. He was put on a cot
in a cell where he could be under medical
Five dollars damage was done to a barn
In the rear of the residence of Isaac Levi,
.'11 Howard street. Hunday morning by a
small tire which was started by children
pluyinK with matches. The department ex
tinguished the blaze.
Jack Hawkins, who has a pench.tnt for
attempting to commit suicide and who on
several occasions has been unsuccessful
owing to the facility of the police sur
geon's pump, hud a good chance to cros
the river early Humiay morning In a purely
legitimate manner, but rd soon as hln feet
got near the brink Hawkins maile a run for
the police station to again try the efficiency
of the pump. He wan brought around all
right. This time Hawkins look an over
dose of cocaine by mlutuke.
Price same us cur "Epott."
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University. Social and Athiatlo
Advantage. Military Drill.
For Boys of H to 17 Year Old.
Illustrated Cataloru sent on applt
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Oldest and largest military sehosj
In central west. Oov't supervising
and equipment. Amy offlosr do
tailed. Col. SaJxford sellers. U. A.,
Western Elecirical Go.
Electric Wiring, Bells and Gas Lighting.
O. W. JOHNSTON, Mgr. 1610 Howard St
Davis & Cowgill Iron Works
MANUFACTURERS AND JOBUURS
OK MAI HINERV.
QENKitAI, REPAIRING A SPKCIALTT.
Agency of Dodxe Manufacturing Company
of Mlshawaka. Ind. Fuli supply if their
goods always in .stock.
ll-3-5 Jackson 6u, Omaha, Neb. Tel. 6J8.
E. ZABKI8KIE. J. li. COVGlI,U
Treat all forms of
27 Year F.iperlenoe,
IT Years to Omaha
His reiuarkalb suc
cess has oevar beea
equaled and every day bring many flattering
report of the good lie Is doing, or tii relief
he lis given
Hot Springs Treatment for Syphilis
And all blood I'olnoni.. Nti"RKEAKINO OUT"
ou t skin or fki o and all internal algu .f
ihedlhxitso dl'uppckr atuuee.
iny or trie woist iorinoi
mct-lCC uiayb permanently
UidkAdkcurad 0 u than
UlOIOflftri C many casu can be cured
VAniUUuLLb In THAN ft UAY.
No pn i n -- in j i' u 1 1 i f i tr.
niiCD OH fifin "see cured ef i:erv-
uvcn tjy uuu "" dti.im.-. ions of
viirtliiy una ail unnatural wedkncKsc of
mm. Stricture. Olt-et, Kidney und Bladder
InnrnMt . Hydrocele, cured (x-rmanently.
QUICK Cl'nE8-l)W CHARHE8
Trmtmrut by mall. 1. O. Box TM. Offic
over 21S 8. 14th trert. between Farnam gnj
DoukW 61.. OMAHA. MU.
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