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TTTE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 15. 100.1.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
Davit sells druns'
Btorkert aella carpets.
Crayon enlarging, W Broadway.
Expert watch repairing. Leffcrt, 409 B'y.
Celebrated Met beer on tap. Neumaysr.
Diamond betrothal rings at Leffert'a, 4J
14K and IRK wedding rings at Leflfert's,
Wanted, a competent (tlrl for general
housework. 819 Bixth avenue.
One-fourth to one-third oft on prography
outflta. C. E. Alexander & Co., -S3J B way.
Robert, the 11-yeur-old ion of Mr. and
Mra. Robert Hc-aslcv, 807 Fkuith Sixth street,
la seriously 111 with typhoid fever.
Bister Mary liocadiii of Bt. Francis'
academy left lam evening for Milwaukee,
whera she was transferred by a recent
For rent, office room, ground floor; ona
of ths most central locations In the busi
ness portion of tho city. Apply to Tha Baa
We contract to keep public or private
houses frea from roaches by the year. In
sect Exterminator Manufacturing company,
Council Bluffs, la. Telephone F-934.
Building permits were tued yesterday
to O. M. Urown for a 11,600 two-story frame
cottage on First avenue, between Seventh
and Eighth streots, and to James Wesly
for a $l,So0 one story frame cottage at lli
Dave Nlnoll arrived home yesterday from
Washington, whure he attended the meet
ing the International Typographical union
as a delegate from Bluff City union. His
return home wun hastened by the recent
death of J. M. Thomas.
Tho ma J., the Infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Wilson, 1W8 Klghlh avenuo,
died yesterday morning from whooping
oough, aged 2 months. 'Ihe funeral will be
held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the residence and burial will be in Bt.
Joseph s cemetery.
Word haa been received here of the death
at her home In Freeport, 111., of Mrs. Meta,
mother of H. M. Metz, formerly general
freight agent of the Illinois Central In tills
city, but now of . Milwaukee, and John
Mots, clerk In the local city ticket office
of the Illinois Central.
The case against Peter Knecht, .charged
with robbing an Illinois Central freight
'Car, was continued In Justice Carson's
court yesterday until September 6. In the
meantime the grand Jury, which convenes
September 1, will Investigate the case.
Knecht Is still In the county Jail, having
been unable to secure ball.
J. Hlatt of Red Oak was committed by
Judge Wheeler yesterday to one year In
the hospital for dipsomaniacs at Mount
Pleasant. Hlatt was brought before the
court by Sheriff Thomas and County At
torney F. P. Greenlee of Montgomery
county. Hlatt pleaded guilty to tha charge
oi veing a cnronio ineunaie
TIRE OF SUNDAY CLOSING
Bon Barber Dimes-, Question of Beturning
to Old f ohedVe.
SOME ANNOUNCE THAT THEY WILL DO SO
Announce that Increase in Week Re
relets Do Hot Compensate for
the Profits of Sunday
Trouble between the bosses and the
Journeymen Barbers' union Is Imminent.
The bosses are planning to reopen on Bun
days and this move will be strenuously
opposed by the Journeymen barbers, who
Insist that the agreement reached two
weeks ago between the union and the
bosses be adhered to,
At a meeting of the Boss Barbers' associa
tion last night the question of reopening the
shops on Sunday mornings and closing at
10 o'clock Saturday nights was brought up
and discussed, but no definite action taken.
A number of the bosses expressed the desire
to open their shops Sunday mornings, and
It is understood that several Intend to to
morrow, despite the threat of the Journey
men Barbers' union that if they do their
shops will be placed on the "unfair" list.
The bosses claim that the closing of their
shops on Sundays is hurting their business
and has resulted in a material decrease In
the earnings. The proprietors of shops
located In the hotels claim that the closing
on Sundays affects them more than the
others, as a large portion of their trade is
One of the members of the bosses' associ
ation. In discussing the question last night,
said: "Two weeks of closing our shops on
Sunday morning has demonstrated to us
that it is a losing proposition financially.
The Sunday morning business Is always
big and the fact that we close Sundays has
not reemingly increased the Saturday night
receipts sufficiently to make up the loss by
closing Sundays. I suppose the union will
make a fight if we decide to open again on
Sundays, but we may as well have the
fight now as later on. I for one Intend to
aboard the train yesterday. Argo will take
part In the class B races and will be sailed
by Its owners, Maisrs. Stevens and McAl
lister and Lou Clark. Tht regatta opens
Monday, August 84.
E. W. IMxon, who had become a member
of the Oshkosh Yacht club, Intended to
take his yacht, Manawa, to the regatta,
but his entry was refused. The club de
cided" that no boat could be entered as
sailing under the Oshkosh club's colors
which had not been on the lake there all
the seaaon. This being the case, Manawa
will remain at Lake Manawa.
BEES LIGHT J)N TRAVELERS
Team Is Stnnsr to Death and DrlTer
Is Also Severely In.
HASTINGS, la., Aug. 14. (Special Tele
gram.) While R. O. Priest, a local livery
man, was driving a traveling man through
Emerson today a swarm of bees, belonging
to W. M. Eaton, lighted on Mr. Priest,
stinging the team to death and badly
County Auditor Innes announces that bids
or uia construction or me narrison-roi- .. v, ty,m mon refiiQA
tawattamle county drainage ditches will Icn BhP' and ,f tne "nlon m6n r'use
be advertised for at once. Bids will be to work for me I suppose I can get others
received by Auditor Innes of Pottawattamie whn will "
county and Auditor Huff of Harrison w
county until noon of September 14. On I
the day following the blda will be opened
uy me iwo auditors in una city ana tne
The executive committee having In charge
the entertainment of the Pythian grand
lodge. Uniform Rank encampment, and
Rathbone Slaters grand temple, will meet
Monday evening next at headquarters, 606
Broadway. All persons having bills against
the committee are requested to mall same
at once to Frank Elgan, corresponding sec
retary, or hand them to the member of
tha committee ordering Items of same.
County Superintendent O. J. McManus Is
home from an extended trip to New York
and other eastern polnta. While at Niagara
Falls Prof. McManus met with a serious
accident by being thrown against the point
of an umbrella held by a passenger. The
point pierced the skin and the musculir
wall of the abdomen, but fortunately did
not lacerate the peritoneum. The serious
nature of the wound compelled Prof. Mc
Manus to remain for a time In New York.
LABOR CELEBRATES AT MANAWA
Program Hot Entirely Completed,
hot Will Be Announced
At tha meeting of the Trades and Labor
assembly last evening the program for
the Labor day celebration was 'outlined,
but not completed. The committee In
charge expects to have the program ready
for announcement at the meeting next
Friday night It has been definitely set
tled to hold the celebration at Lake
Manawa, where a program of sports will
be carried out. There will also be a ball
game between teams from two of the
N. T. Plumbing Co. Tel 250. Night, F0J7.
Crop of Damage Suits.
According to the petitions In two suits
brought In the district court by John L.
Price against James Coyle, the plaintiff
has a number of grievances against the de
fendant and alleged reasons why he should
recover substantial damages. The plain
tiff and defendant are both residents of this
In one suit Price seeks to recover $5,400,
this amount representing four distinct
claims. One claim amounting to $12.60 la
for work performed by the plaintiff for
defendant In painting a house. The second
Is for $156.75, which Price alleges Coyle
owes him for going to Nebraska last Janu
ary and selecting for Coyle and his two
sons government lands subject to horns
stead entry. The third claim Is for $5 which
Price alleges one Ed Barrett had belonging
to htm and which Barrett turned over to
Coyle, who converted It to his own use.
The balance of the $6,400 which Price
wants from Coyle represents the damages
which Price sustained by being placed in
prison in Central City, Neb., last- March
on -a charge of tmbeizlement preferred
against him by Coyle. Price recites the
fact that he was bound over to the dis
trict court and remained in prison forty
six days awaiting a trial which resulted In
his acquittal. Price alleges that the charge
made against him by Coyle was malicious,
false and Intended to injure his good name,
fame and credit and to bring him into pub
In the second suit Price asks that the
Salt for Inheritance Tax.
ONAWA, la., Aug. 14. (Special Tele
gramsOne of the Important cases to come
up at the August term of the Monona
county district court is that of Gilbert 8.
GUbertson, treasurer of Iowa, against
George A. Oliver, ancillary executor of the
estate of Julia P. Whiting and Asa W.
Fellows, executor of the estate of Julia P.
Whiting, defendants, for the collection of
the Inheritance tax oh said estate. An
agreed statement of facts was filed today
In the case by attorneys for plaintiff and
defendant. Mrs. Whiting was the widow
of Newell A. Whiting, one of the wealthiest
and best known men In Onawa and removed
to New Hampshire, where she died June
Railroad Man. Injured.
HASTINGS, la., Aug. 14.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) While Brakeman George Mison was
discharging his duties on the Iedgerwood
unloading machine wast of town this after
noon his right hand was naught in the
cable pully, frightfully mangling it.
Hall Injures Iowa Crops.
SIOUX CITY, la., Aug. 14 A severs
hall and rainstorm destroyed a wide swath '
of crops in Sac county this afternoon. In
and about Lytton buildings were de-
stroyed, but no one is reported hurt.
GOVERNOR REFUSES TO ACT
Disregards Recommendation of Par
don Board nnd Man is
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 14.-A. E. Batson
was hanged today at Lake Charles, La., for
the murder of six of the Earl famlry In
February, 1902, near Welsh.
The crime was not discovered for several
days after It was committed, when Batson,
a field hand of the Earls, appeared in Lake
Charles with stock for sale, representing
himself as Ward Earl.
Relatives found the bodies of Mrs. Vir
and four children shot and their throats
cut. Batson has always denied the crime.
The board of pardons recommended com
mutation of his sentence, but Governor
Heard disregarded the recommendation.
Prof. Claude Davis of Drake unlvnrmltv.
Dea Moines, will be the speaker of the court 3rd8r an ountlng of the copartner
day. The unions will combine their parade ! ehlP wnlch he allee ex"ted btween hlm
with that of the streat fair and carnival. : nd CoyIe' Prlce 1Iee" that ,n December
'Which opens that morning.
The committee has secured reduced rates
from the railroads for Labor day and it
la expected that a number of excursions
will be run to Council Bluffs that day. A
large excursion Is expected from towns on
tha Wabash and others are looked for
from nearby towns on the other roads.
The recently elected officers of the as
sembly were installed last night by John
Smith, the retiring president. The officers
are: President, Thomas R. Drake; vice
president, W. II. Shelley; corresponding
secretary, Frank Marlowe; financial secre
tary, F. A. Spencer; treasurer, W. C. Jen
kins; sixgeant-at-arms, James Mattai; trus
tees, William Seymour, Frank Hyatt,
Horticultural Society Meeting;.
The Southwestern Iowa Horticultural so
ciety will meet in extra session in Council
Bluffs Tuesday and Wednesday, September
last he and Coyle entered into a copartner
ship to engage In the business of renting
hay lands and selling hay. In January
last Price states he went to Merrick county,
Nebraska, and there purchased In Coyle'i
name 600 tons of hay which he shipped to
Council Bluffs and where it was sold. He
also made many other purchases of a
similar nature, but Coyle, according to
Price's allegations, kept all the money re
ceived from theso transactions and refused
to 'give him his share of the profits.
David Roach wants $10,000 from Jacob
Stein, the Broadway Junk and hay dealer,
as damages for an alleged unlawful and
malicious arrest. Roach was arrested April
6 last on complaint of Stein, who charged
him with disturbing the peace by using
profane and obscene language.
CROPS TOTALLY DESTROYED
Thousands Are Made Homeless, but
Few Killed In
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14. The State .de
partment has received tha fqllowlvtg cable
gram from John F. Jewell, American consul
at Martinique, dated Fort DeFrance, today:
i ' Cane, cocoa and coffee crops total loss.
fruit! ana vepet utiles partially destroyed.
Every town and village Injured. Thousands
of houses down. Deaths few. Communica
tion difficult. Breadetuffs. provisions and
galvanized roofing will find ready sale.
The State department has received the
following cablegram from Kingston, Ja
maica, dated today, signed "American Con
sul:" Port Antonio greatly damaged by hurri
cane. Many dead and seriously Injured
are constantly reported to the ccnsullate.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Showers In West Today, 2rfovinsj East
Tomorrow, Tendency to Be
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14. Forecast: .
For Nebraska Showers and warmer In
western portion, fair in east portion Satur
day; Sunday showers and cooler..
For Iowa Fair in western, showers In
eastern portions Saturday; Sunday showers
and cooler in western portion.
For Illinois Showers Saturday and cooler
In extreme southern portion; Sunday un
settled, probably showers, light to fresh
For Colorado Fair In west, showers In
east portion Saturday, cooler In northeast
portion; Sunday partly cloudy(j showers In
For South Pakota Fair Saturday; show-
Wabash May Build Depot.
The efforts of W. W. Loom Is while com
missioner of the Council Bluffs Commer-
15 and 16. The association Includes twenty. ' f ,aI c,ub, lnuuce the Wabash railroad nu and caolef et n,Ent or Bunday.
four counties in southwestern Iowa com- , " i-sr siuuon in mis ciy
prising one of the greatest fruit belts In i may prove uct,,,ful- President Ramsay
the country and consequently the meeting notlned Mr- Loom, that the matter would
be given due consideration and Thursday
DromlSM to be lararelv attended
much interest w w- Qreenland of Moberly, Mo., real
J. P. Hess of thla city has been asked dtnt enlneer for tnls vision of the Wa
to make th nererv i,,r,.i ,,.,..,, t bn,h. was In the city Thursday, and with
for the meeting and the entertainment of , Mr' Looml" Xo0 over Possible available (
the visiting fruit men. Mr. Hess la In
favor of the visitors devoting one day of
For Wyoming Showers Saturday, cooler
In southeast portion; Sunday partly cloudy,
showers In east portion.
For Kansas Showers Saturday and prob
ably Sunday; cooler Saturday.
For Missouri Showers and cooler .Satur
day; Sunday unsettled, probably skowers.
it was suggested to Mr. Greenland" tht ". OF THE WEATHtK BufiAu
locations for a passenger station.
the meeting here to driving around and ' the depot coald b loft1 at the corner I rprilture' nd precipitation compared with
venue . xnB corrrBpunuiiiB uj ui v
insBectlna- the extensive vlnev.rH. ,n ' 8outh Main street and Tenth avei
ohards in the vicinity of this city. ",,u " " auoui iwo uiochs oi , JJ0S im 1901 1900.
Tha officers of the Rmithweafern Wnvti-
track connection could be made between u.ilmum temperature... 83 78 7 91
i. , . the Wabash freight denot tracks and tha , Minimum temperature.... 64 71
Edward. I.oasn: vice r,relrtent A i in rra.u iritM ii unui irenut. Mr.
FINDS THE WATER IMPURE
Ios Supply at Valler Juno.ion ii Alio
NOT SATISFIED WITH COURT DECISION
Democrats Bnlld Great Hopes la t orn
Ins; Campaign on the Work of
Literary Barren at State
(From a Staff Correspondent )
DES MOINES. Aug. 14. (Special.) A
short time ago the people of Valley Junc
tion became greatly alarmed over a num
ber of cases of typhoid fever and the
pastor of the Congregational church was
the first and most conspicuous victim.
There were Indications that the water sup
ply was bad and an Investigation was
ordered. The city council employed Dr.
C. H. Hoffman as an expert and he today
made his report to the council. He made
a thorough Investigation of the water sup
ply and of the Ice. His report Indicates
that there is a large amount of Impurity
In the water, though no germs of typhoid
were found. The Ice was found to be very
bad, as It had been taken from a place
that Is the drainage of a swamp and con
tains nitrates and phosphates In large pro
portion. He recommends that the people be
forbidden to use the ice 'and that all
water bo boiled. It Is the Intention of the
council to order the discontinuance of ice
cutting at the present place, though the
present supply will probably be used. The
mort stringent regulations were enforced
at once on the outbreak of the fever and
an epidemic prevented in that way.
Legislation on Vaccination.
Dr. A. L. Thomas of Red Oak, president
of the Iowa Health association. Is miking
en effort to have appealed to the state su
preme court the vaccination case from
Lucas county which compelled the State
Board of Health to modify its rules. It la
desired that the case shall be appealed at
once so that it can be disposed of at the
October term of court and a decision
reached before the Icg'slature dotes next
winter. In case the supreme court upholds
the decision of Judge Vermi lion, it is pro
posed tljat the legislature shall be asked to
amend tho law and either provide directly
for compulsory vaccination or au'horlse
the State Board of Health to make a regu
lation of that kind. Judge Vermillion de
cided that the legislature has full authority
to make such a law or to delegate the
power to the state board, but has done
neither, hence that the regulation as pro
mulgated was illegal so far as it related to
compelling vaccination at all times. The
regulation would still hold In case of an
epidemic. But the officers of the Public
Health association desire that the- rule be
established fully and that communities
shall not. wait until smallpox Is prevalent
before compelling vaccination.
Appeal of Berkley.
John Berkley of Fremont county has ap
pealed to the state supreme court for a
second trial. Berkley was Indicted for
stealing two horses from J. H. Miller and
was convicted and sentenced to fifteen
months in the state penitentiary. Berkley
claims that the evidence did not sufficiently
connect him with the larceny and he asks
for another trial of the case.
The Farmers Grain and Stock company
of Ridgeway, Wlnnlshlek county, was In
corporated today, capital, $10,000, by Ole J.
Llnde, Jacob Jacobson and many other
Select Literary Agent.
The democratic state committee has se
lected Richard Burke of Osxaloosa to han
dle the literary matter for the state com
mittee this year. Burke Is editor of the
Dally Oskaloosa Times-Journal and was
last year the democratic candidate for sec
retary of state. Burke will come here soon
and take up the work. The democrats an
nounce that they expect to make much
more of this feature this year than ever
before and despite that they have no dally
newspaper at the state capital believe they
will be able to make headway with a llt
eray bureau. They will open headquarters
about September 10 In this city.
Trains on New Railroad,
President Ellsworth of the Iowa Falls
railroad announces that on Wednesday of
next week regular train service will be
commenced on the Iowa Falls line Into this
city. The road has been constructed some
time, but the work of preparing the depots
and ballasting the track has gone on very
slowly. A .new freight depot has been
erected in Dcs Moines, but the trains will
run to the union depot for passengers.
Renew Fight on Dam.
Tacitus Kussey has written letters to a
large number of the leading fishermen and
sportsment of the state relative to the
Bonaparte dam and it is probable that a
meeting will bo called at an early date to
carry on the fight against the rebuilding
of the dam unless a flshwa properly con
structed is built with it.
Three of the candidates of political par
ties for governor are to speak on Labor
day. Governor Cummins Is to speak at
Colfax, J. B. Sullivan la to speak at Cleve
land and J. M. Work at Keb. Nate Ken
dall Is to speak at Albla on Labor day and
J. H. Quick Is to be the orator at Mason
Five employes of the Paper Mill and
Filler company of Tama have petitioned the
federal court to declare, the company bank
rupt. They declare that the company In
giving a second mortgage for $100,000 on Its
stock and plant overstepped Its legal rights,
especially relating to the wages It owes
has been prepared In the kitchen. The
meat on arrival Is stored In the Icehouses
and cut up by the king's butchers.
Sandrlngham also supplies the royal
dairies with a large amount of butter and
eggs, which are dlsratched from the king's
Norfolk home dally. The butter Is sent
In quarter-pound pats, stamped with the
Eighteen gallons of new milk alone are
consumed at Windsor every day, besides
an equal proportion of cream. A great deal
of the cheese comes from Somersetshire.
A dally supply of fish Is received all the
year round, and twice a week during the
season some splendid salmon are sent
from the king's fishings cn the Dee. Scot
land Is also responsible for the mar
malade, which Is never omitted from the
king's breakfast table.
The cellars are cnpable of holding 15,000
bottles of wine and were originally built
by George III. There are still some un
consumed bottles of wine of the same vint
age as that drunk at the christening of
George IV; Indeed, much of the wine Is of
great age, having been purchased and laid
down by Queen Victoria, and the king Is
constantly adding to the stock and keeps a
taster always at work.
Prominent In tho cellars are many bot
tles of the choicest Tokay from the vine
yards of the emperor of Austria, for that
monarch has never failed to send a case
at Christmas for the past thirty years.
India contributes Its quota to the royal
larder, for regular supplies of spices, chut
neys and other preparations are sent from
Calcutta, together with native cordials for
which the sovereign has a great liking.
In fact, every quarter of the empire
sends something to the king's larder even
Malta, whence comes at Intervals large
quantities of sardines and pickled pilchards.
Collman, Corning; secretary. W. M. Bom- "nl"a expresseo. nimaeir as nigniy
bergtr. Harlan; treasurer. O. H. Barnhlll. i Plf,,e1 with the suggestion and indications
Shenandoah: directors. Henrv Field rf , for "Ptawn depot are thought to be fa-
Shenandoah; directors, Henry Field of
Shenadouh, George H. Van Houten of
Lenox, D. H. Bullock of Nodaway, C. H.
Deuer of Missouri Valley, James McGlnnls
of Grlawo'.d, A. L. I'lummer of Ivy.
Real Katate Transfer.
These transfers were filed yesterday in
the abstract, title and loan office of 8iutre
dt Annul, 101 Pearl street:
Chris Johnson and wife to II. C.
. Wills, sVs lot 8, block 8, Kiddles' sub,
w d $ T.5O0
3. W. Davis and wife to Wll'lam C.
Stafford, lot . block 1i. Avoca. w d
II. C. Wills to W. 11. U, minium and
C. 1 Heebe. a4j lot 8, block 8. Rid
dles' aub. w d . .
Sarah A. Garmon to A. II. Ilakke. lot
IK. bliM'k 73. Kldd'es' aub. w d
tnillv Dnnlelson and husband to Ru
dolph Uunk, lot 1, block 3, Hillside
add, w d
Patrick Saevney to N. A. Wlthrow.
part of 1 sere in wV se4 1-74-44,
James Holm and wife to Mrs Prldget
Duncan, lot 1. )lok $, Hughes A
iAmlphan s add, w d
Plumbing and beating. Mxby tc Son.
Seven transfers, aggregating fc!u,630
Pearl St, Council HUffa 'Phone H.l
Committees for Eagles' Plcnle.
At the meeting of Council Rluffs aerie of
Eagles last night it was decided to hold
the annual picnic 8unday, August 10, In
the Driving prk. These committees were
appointed to make the necessary arrange
General Committee B. M. Sargent, C. B.
Wt,hln.tnn lTp.nl. f n nr.i
800 ! ters, J. W. Pinnell.
I Grounds and Transportation W. W.
1 IWers. K M. Bhuhert. George B Green,
000 i -''''"len Nicholson, Charles W. Nleolls.
Amusements nnd p'.ht-riuinm.nt r - tr
Mcholnon, R. H. Huntington, W. C. Boyer,
M. Bin her g, Alexander Mttriiuurdt
Conce.xlons-Heth May. William Green,
VV B. Hetd. 8. H. Conr.e.. L B. Renard
Printing. Advertising and Cheeks C. W.
NWlla. W. B. Klxher, Harvey DeLong.
Refreshments-W. W. Rogers. Frank
Hendricks. Jacob Rink.
Tr"s.ortailon-A. T. Elwell, V. E. Labbe.
D M. Sargent.
lnvltatlnn.-S. H. Connor. J. II. Bryant,
W. A. Jefferla.
Finance W. W. Rogers, I M. Bhuhert.
George B. Green. W. B. Reed. Gorg a
Reception AH members of the aerie.
Araro la. yced to Oshkoah.
The yacht. Argo, which will represent
the Council Bluffs Rowing association la
the Oshkosh regatta atxt week, was put
Mean temperature 74 i4 ,j is
Precipitation 07 .00 .00 .00
Record of temperature ana preciunauon
at Omaha for this day and since March 1,
Normal temperature 74
F.xcess for the day........... 0
Total excess since March 1 Si
Normal precipitation 11 Inch
Deficiency for the day...... .04 Inch
Precipitation since March 1 17 .74 nchea
Deficiency since March 1 I 28 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period 112... 1.48 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period 101.. . T. 03 Inches
Reports from Stations at T I. M.
COSTLY F0RM OF SPORT
Yacht Owning and Racing Today
Calls for a Long; and Well
As the date of the beginning of the Inter
national yacht races approaches popular
interest In the contest becomes more acute
than ever before since the victory of the
old America more than half a century ago.
Few persons are aware of the number of
yachts enrolled In the aggregate In the
great pleasure and racing fleet on this side
of tho Atlantic or of the tied-up capital
that they represent.
It is a fact as significant as It Is Interest
ing that more than $30,000,000 Is Invested
In America's yachting fleet, end of this
fully $40,000,000 '.s invested In steam yachts.
The latter number more than 600 vessels.
The approximate tnnual cost of running
the fleet may be figured as follows: Wages
of 5,00) professionals, seamen, engineers,
firemen, cooks, (towards, waiters and con)
passers, $1,500,000; stores, Including Ice, pro
visions, wine and entertaining, $3,500,000; re
pairs of all kinds and Insurance, $1,000,000.
In other words, a grand total of $8,000,000
a season Is paid by the American people i
for the pleasure of steam yachting. In esti
mating the cost of keeping these vessels in
commission allowance should be made for
those that are on the sale list and not fitted
There are, however, at least $,000 profes
sionals employed each year for an average
cf three months. At $30 a month each the
regular pay of able-bodied seamen, their
wages would amount to $450,000. But when
It Is taken Into consideration that the pay
of captains and engineers varies from $10
to $300 per month, and that mates, quarter
masters, boatswains, assistant engineers
and firemen are peld extra; also that the
cooks and stewards command high wages
on large vessels, It Is well within bounds to
figure the wages of the 5,000 men at $1,500,
000. To this must be added B0 cents a day
for feeding this vast army of men, or a
dally average of $3,500 for food alone.
That there is a growing demand for steam
yachts Is shown by the ease with which
they are now chartered. It Is far easier
for an owner to rent a first-class steam
yacht than to rent an estate at Lennox or
Newport. While there is no fixed rate at
which yachts may he chartered, the price
Is usually at the rate of $10 a month for
each "yacht ton." W. K. Vanflerbllt's
Valiant registers 2.184; the Margarita,
owned by A. J. Drexel, registers 1,797 tons,
and the Virginia about 470 tons. This would
mako the rental of a boat like the Valient
more than $20,000 a month; the Margarita,
$17,000, and the Virginia about $4,500.
Yachtsmen who have had experience In
that line say that the other expenses con
nected with maintaining a yacht nre (r.
keeping with the owner's tastes and Incli
nations. They can hardly be determined or
estimated any more than one can estimate
a man's living expenses at home. New
Gave the Bands
Bncklen's Arnica Salve.
The best In the world- for cuts, corns,
bolls, bruises, burns, scalds, sores, ulcers,
salt rheum. Cures piles or no pay. 25o
For sale by Kuhn & Co.
CONDITION OF THE
North Platte, raining
Cheyenne, partly cloudy .
Salt Lake CUv. raining.
Rapid Cltv. clear ,
WU list on, clear
Chicago, partly cloudy .
St. Louis, clear
St. Paul, cloudy
Knniai City, clear
Helena, purtly cloudy ...
Galveston, partly cloudy .
731 83' .07
76 1 0i .00
681 KXI .10
74) 82 T
82' S .01
781 M .00
76' ku .00
721 74! .00
T Indicates fsce of precipitation.
U A. WELbU. Lucal Fur
FOOD FOR ROYAL APPETITES
Eaormons Qaantltles Coasnmed in
the British Royal Hoase- .
The amount of food consumed in the
British royal household is truly prodigious
and consequently the most spacious lar
ders are necessary to contain It. As a mat
ter of fact, the larders, cellars and dallies
cover an area of nearly a quarter of an
At all tho king's residences, except
Buckingham palace, the bread Is produced
In the royal bakeries, and when the king
and his suite are staying at Windsor an
average of nearly two tacks of flour a day
Is converted Into bread by the five bakers
In the household. "
There are six bakings a week and as
the loaves leave the oven they are atgred
In the underground pantries. A great deal
of cuke and confectionery is also made
dally, but the king shows a preferenca for
a light seed cake, which is dispatched
every day from a small shop In ths High,
It Is somewhat surprising to learn that
approximately s ton of meat Is consumed
every week at Windsor, a good deal of
which cornea from the king's farm at
So varied la the meat supply that the
king could. If he wished, be served with
almost any Joint he desired at an hour's
notice, though it U very rarely he selects
anything not found la the menu which
should be mastered
Is a sure cure.
Your drugprist has it.
You can get tickets all sum
mer via the Burlington to Den
ver, Colorado Springs or Tueblo
at $17 50 for the round trip.
The nbove is one :eason why
you should spend your vacation
in Colorado another is, you can
live very cheaply, the scenery is
magnificent, the climate cool
Send for our Colorado Hand
book, which tells you how inex
pensively and satisfactorily you
can spend the summer vacation
J. D. REYNOLDS,
City Passenger Agent,
1502 F8rnam Street, OMAHA.
Low rates all Summer via the
CHICAGO & NORTH-WESTERN RY.
- e- :... .nt:. riintVi n1 tVi Flahtncr and Hunt-
lO OI. -r"j w : T Trains daily
inff resorts oi iviiiiiiciivii uiia u i3wubii j.
uij wiii , - .v- direct i
to" " ci-, WinHnm. Bintrham
access to wuiumis'""! j -
Lake, St. lames, iaac trasuiug!.""! ----
iw Wh in Hear anil other resorts ui uic uu'w
- Luiinai ii .
Tha Heat of Everything.
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For rales, ticxets ana iuiunioiiu.i"ii,.--y-,
pinium isnnenninin j . m miBiMViny M ay in .ftT2n1MBii twin hmmmmxmmmmmmmami in i
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Take the wife and lilllex
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AN OUTING IN MINNESOTA
The Lakes of Minnesota are known the world
over and the attractions in the way of fishing, boating,
bathing and sailing are such as will make your vaca
tion a long-tobe remembered pleasure.
C-Ov KTfftntinnallv low rattta durint? Jnn. .Tnlv. Anrrnnt. smrl
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September. Call on me about your fishing trip.
J II. BRILL, Dist. Pass. Afft.
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