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TITE OMAITA DAILY BEE: MONDAY. t'Klii.l.w.
CURRENT NEWS OF IOWA
SO BAXOUEI AT ELECTION
Commercial Club Decides to Make a Change
in the Usual Program.
DIRECTORS TO BE CHOSEN MARCH FIRST
Baaonet to Be Held at Later Date,
Whea SpMlicn of Fromlnenee
Abroad Will Bo Secured for
The anuuaj election of the Commercial
club will not be attended with the uiual
banquet this year. This haa been decided
upon by the executive committee, which
H of the opinion that an, entire evening
ouRht to be devoted to a banquet and
after-dinner sptecliea and not Interrupted
with any business mutters auch a tho
reading of the annual rojwrts of the offi
cers and the election of a new board of
directors. Consequently this year the elec
tion and tho annual banquet will be held on
The annual election will occur Wednes
day, March 1, at which time a board of
fifty director will be chosen by the mem
bership at lnrge. In order to give every
member an opportunity; to express his
preference ballot will be printed contain
ing the name of every member In good
standing. One of these ballots will lie
mailed to each member of the club with
Instructions to indicate by crosses the
names of fifty members for whom he
wishes to vote as members of the board of
directors. The polls will be opened at the
rooms of the. Commercial club Wednesday
morning, March 1, at 10 o'clock, and will
remain open until 8 o'clock that evening.
The fifty members receiving the largest
number of votes will be considered elected
members of the directory. A president,
two vice presidents, a secretary and treas
urer will be also elected at the annual
meeting as well as an executive committee.
The latter will be elected by the board of
Although nothing definite has yet been
decided, Jt Is expected that the annual
banquet of the club will be held some time
during March. An effort will be made to
secure speakers from abroad for the ban
quet and to make the affair a rousing
meeting of the entire membership as far
Meeting- of Portland Mining Company.
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Portland Oold Mining company, to
be held in this city today, promises to be
interesting, If not exciting, from the fact
that there Is likely to be a determined
effort to oust James F. Burns from the
presidency of the company. President
Burns and several other leading stockhold
ers in the company. Including Mr. Burns'
brother, Thomas Burna, and his brother-in-law,
Frank Peck, were expected to ar
rive In the city lost night, rooms having
been reserved for them at the Grand hotel,
but they had not put in an appearance at
a late hour. As most trains from the west
were reported several hours late, this was
presumed to have caused the delay in their
arrival. Carl Chamberlain, who represents
the Stratton holdings In the. Portland com
pany, was the only Interested person to
arrive here yesterday.
While Mr. Chamberlain did not want to
bo quoted as authority, he stated that It
was currently reported that there would be
a strong effort to remove James Burns
from tho presidency of the company. This
opposition Is due to the position Mr. Burns
took against the Mine Owners' association
during the recent troubles In Colorado. It
Is stated, and this was practically admitted
by Mr. Chamberlain, tha Mr. Burns' brother
and brother-in-law will be found today
lined up with the forces which axe against
him. It Is also said that Mr. Burns' two
slaters, both of whom own considerable
stock, will be against him.
As far as can be learned hero It Is under
stood that the anti-Burns faction favor
Jiwlng Howbert of Colorado Springs for
president Tyson S. Dines of Denver, who
with Mr. Chamberlain represents the Strat
ton holdings in the Portland company, tele
graphed last night that he would be pres
ent at today's meeting.
There are 3,000,000 shares of Portland
stock, but the largest am unt voted at any
annual meeting haa been 2,600.000. Tresl
dont Burns is said to own 400,000 shares,
while his two sisters own 200,000 shares
Woman's Clnb Calendar.
This Is the Woman's club calendar for
Tuesday Ideal club at home of Mrs. Met
calfe at 2:80 p. m.
Wednesday Woman s club at home of
Mrs. Wright. 2:30 p. m.: University club at
home of Mrs. Matthews, 3 p. m. ; current
events department at club rooms. 2:90 p. m.
ThursdRV Kverv Thursday club at home
of Mrs. Wright, 10 a. m.; literature depart
ment at club rooms. 2:30 p. m.
Frldav Onkland Avenue Reading club at
home of Mrs. Miller.
Rooms and cafe. Ogden hotel.
An excellent office location at 10 Pearl
street. Only four doors from corner Broad
way and Pearl street. Centrally located on
ground floor and a nice large show window.
Call at 10 Pearl street. Bee office, Council
N. T. Plumbing Co. Tel. 25u Night, FC67.
Missing; Switchman located.
Mrs. Potter left yesterday for Milwaukee
to go to the bedside of her husband, J. E,
Potter, who is In a hospital there suffering
from - Injuries received In a wreck In the
yards of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
railroad In Chicago several weeks ago.
Potter was a switchman and suddenly dls-
RlCn OR P00R-YCU NEED TEETH
No one, old enough to know better, should
be neglectful of that most vital and useful
organ of the human system the teeth the
very guards lo the gateway of health.
should be found on the toilet table of every
one, be he rich or poor. It will not tarnish
gold work nor scratch the enamel. A per
fect dentifrice the one for you.
tH"RMi LIQUID. POWDER PASTE.
A. A. CLARK A CO.
Proa wa 6 Mala St. vr r'.vnw't 8 bo Str
Vim ca borrow any Amount on cattle), bora,
fcouaobold f uroilur or an cbattal tcur.tr.
faymviita ean b 01a da vm prtuctpal at any flat
to auit tHMTaarar, and Inter at rilticd accordingly.
All buatavas totifld ntial. Lowaat rate. Ofllca o
vary !. ng till 7. ID; Saturday avaoiax till 9.
28 PEARL ST.0""' "a-S?
Lay Attendant If Desired.
appeared from Ills hnme In this city. The
police finally learned that he was in Chi
cago, bvit his family wn -unnhle to locnte
him. A short time ago Mrs. Potter received
word that her husband was In the Milwau
kee hospital and that he hnd bn severely
injured. The local switchmen's union pro
vided funds for Mrs. Potter to mnke the
trip to Milwaukee and has also cared for
the family during the winter.
HEW FIRE IIOISB GOK9 IX SERVICE
Chemical Engine, Captain and Two
Men Installed There.
The new engine house In the southern
part of the city will be placed In commis
sion today and the (Ire fighting facilities of
the city will be increased by an nd lUlonal
company. The new fire station, which Is
located at the northeast corner of N'lne
teenth avenue and Eighth street, will be
known as hose house No. 5. Its telephone
number will be No. 90. Charles Wlthrow
will be captain of the new company and
will have under him two men, Eugene Sul
livan and Emll Jorgcrison.
The double-tank chemical engine, which
has been at No. S house on Bryant street,
will be placed in the new station, and in
Its place the new combination chemical
and hose wagon which arrived Saturday
evening will be installed at No. 3 house.
The combination wagon was ordered with
the original intention of placing It In the
new engine house, but owing to the scar
city of hydrants in the portion of tho city
south of Sixteenth avenue it was decided
that the chemical engine would be better
suited for that territory.
The new engine house,- which has been
completed and ready for occupancy for sev
eral weeks, was erected by the residents
of that part of tho city at a cost of $3,500.
It is constructed of brick and is two stories
In height. Under Its contrHt-t with the peo
ple who erected the building, the city Is
to pay a rental equal to 6 per oent of the
cost of the house, with the option of pur
chasing It at the end of five years. The
equipment of the new house is all new and
up to dute.
The new combination wagon which will
do service at No. 3 house contains a forty
gallon chemical tank in front and a capac
ity of 800 feet of hose. The tnnk is di
rectly under the driver's seat and back of
the seat Is the holder containing t feet of
hose for the chemical. When fully equipped
the wagon with nppnrtus will weigh about
6,300 pounds, or about 300 pounds more than
the two fifty-gallon-tank chemical engine
which will be transferred to the new house.
Charles Wlthrow, the cnptaln of the new
house, has been a member of the depart
ment since Inst spring and has been most
of the time nt No. 3 house. Sullivan and
Jorgonson are new men, although the lat
ter has been In charge of the new house
since It was turned over to the city.
The addition of a'new house will neces
sitate a rearrangement of the territories to
be covered by the different compnnles ex
cept In a ense of general alarm, when all
are required to respond. This rearrange
ment Chief Nicholson stated would be made
Davis sells drugs.
Leffert's glasces fit.
Stockert sells carpets.
Duncan sells the best scr.oo; shoes.
Plumbing and Heating. Blxby & Son.
Drs. Woodbury, dentists, 30 Tearl street
Duncan does the best repairing, 23 Main.
Oil to night school. Western Iowa College.
School drawing, practice and music pa
pers. C. E. Alexander, 333 B'way.
Battens, cribbing, fencing and storm
doors. We are selling them cheap. C.
Hater, 'phone -202.
Park City lodge No. 60S, Independent Or
der of Odd Fellows, will meet Tuesday
evening for work In the Initiatory de
gree. Missouri oak dry eordwood, $6 a cord,
robs 11.75 per load, shell bark hickory $7
per cord, delivered. William Welch, 16 North
Main. Telephone 128.
Mrs. Chris Straub of this city, who re
cently underwent a severe operation In
St. Jpseph'8 hospital. Omaha, Is reported
to be rapidly recovering.
Conrad hive, Ladles of the Maccabees,
will hold a special meeting this afternoon
at 2:30 O'clock at the home of Mrs. L.
I.uchow, iK(i Sixth avenue, to make final
arrangements for change in regular re
views. A break at the Junction of a service pipe
and the main on Vine street yesterday
morning gave the water works company
considerable trouble and flooded the street
before the water was shut off and the
Word has been received here of the death
at his home In Tabor, la., of Charles Mun
slnger. Dei-eased was a brother-in-law of
Nephl Joseph of 308 Williams street, this
city. The funeral will be held this after
noon at Tabor.
With the resignation of Colonel Daven
port from the Board of Education there
will be three members to be elected at the
election In March. The terms of President
J. P. Hess and Director George Gorman
expire this spring.
The remains of Mrs. R. M. Osborne ar
rived yesterday afternoon from Washing
ton, D. C, and the funeral will be held
this morning at 10:30 o'clock from Broad
way Methodist church. Rev. James O'May,
the pustor, will conduct the services and
Interment will be In Fain-lew cemetery.
The regular monthly session of the city
council is scheduled for tonight. Speclul
Interest attaches to the meeting from the
fact that the special committee having
the matter under Investigation is expected
to make Its report relative to the city's
new contract with the water works com
pany. The promoters of the Council Bluffs In
dependent Telephone company expect to
present the petition requesting the mayor
to call a special election at which the
proposition may be submitted to the elec
tors today or tomorrow. Mayor Macrae
has announced that Immediately on pre
sentation of the petition bearing the
requisite number of bona fide signatures
he will issue the call for the election which
cannot be held until after thirty duys'
Superintendent II. W. Rothert of tho
Iowa School for the Deaf reported to the
police last evening the disappearance of
two pupils, Willie Larson und Vincent
O'Brien, from the Institution und asked
their assistance In locating them. The
bovs are each about 16 years of age and
left the school early In the afternoon. The
Ijirson boy's home Is in this city, but the
police last night were unable to And hltn
there, as he had not come home. Young
O'Brien's homo is in Dubuque county.
Convention of ttehool Teachers.
LOGAN, la., Feb. 6-- (Special.) A two
days' session of a convention of Harrison
county school teachers has Just closed at
Logan. The first meeting was at the Logan
Christian church, Friday night, when
Charles Eldred Shelton of Indianola, presi
dent of Simpson college, delivered a lecture
on "The Trials and Tribulations of the
School Ma'am." Saturday morning at the
local school building topics of Interest to
teachers were discussed. In the afternoon
a large audience listened to addresses by
Superintendent J. H. Beveridgo of the Mis
souri Valley schools, on "Manual Training,"
and by Superintendent II. II. Savage of the
lienlnon schools on "The Development of
hlx Salaries of Aaruor.
LOGAN. Ia., Feb. 5. (Special.) Harrlsin
county's Board of Supervisors has fixed tha
salaries of the twenty-nine assetxors In the
county, the aggregate amount of their sal
aries for. the year of IPO", being J3.KW. The
largest salary goes to the Missouri Valley
city asses ir and amounts to t'.TO. while the
mallest salary is that of the I'lxgah city
asHe.-cr, which is 30.
If you have- anything to trade advertise
it In the For Exchange column of Th Bee
waut ad page.
REFORM SCHOOL FOR IOWA
Agent for Board of Control 8ayi State
Needs Another Institutioi.
NO PLACE FOR CONTROL OF UNRULY YOUTH
Children Over Sixteen Are Kot Ad
mitted to Industrial Schools and
Are Too Young to Send to
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DE9 MOINES, Feb. 5. (Special.) Iowa
needs a reform school, according to Miss
Clara Lunbeck, the agent of the Board
of Control for finding homes for children
of the state Institutions. Miss Lunbeck
said today: "The law limits the admis
sion to the Industrial schools to those of
under ltt years. Very frequently parents
will misrepresent the ages In order to get
the children Into the Industrial school.
." fter being admitted they can stay there
till 21, or are the wards of the state till
that age. In the same institution there are
small children, too young to need reform
ing. They are yet In the formative state
and need training and education more than
reforming. These two classes should be
separated. The older ones are yet capable
of being reformed. There should be a
place between the Industrial school and
the penitentiary. This would elevate the
character of the Industrial school and make
It possible for It to do better work. At the
same time there is great need In this state
for a law to punish the parents who neg
lect to properly train their children. Boys
and girls of 10 and 11 are frequently in
the Institutions. At that age they should
yet be manageable if the parents did their
Captain Logan's Record.
Captain Guy E. Logan of Red Oak, who
was appointed Saturday as assistant adju
tant general, was elected captain of Com
pany M of the Fifty-fifth regiment on
April 23, 1900. He enlisted In the guard
service on Octobor 18, ls93, and was elected
second lieutenant of Company M at Red
Oak. He was bom March 11, 1871. and Is
a native of Iowa. He was mustered out
cf the guard May 30, 1898, having become
second lieutenant of Company M of the
Fifty-first volunteers for the war with
Spain. He was mustered out of the volun
teers November 2, 1S!W, and was elected
second lieutenant of Company M of' Red
Oak on November 21, 1839. The following
April he was. elected1 captain.
Object to Pipes.
Some of tho state house officials are
objecting to the standplpes for fire pro
tection running up through their rooms.
The cnpitol commission which has in charge
the improvements of the building Is run
ning large pipes from the cellar up through
the floor of the basement offices and then
through tho walls out to the corridors.
They are then run up through the corridor
floor and back into the flrst-story offices
and on up. The officials are objecting
that the big pipes are unsightly and want
them covered up, but the capltol commis
sion claims that in an old building it is
Impossible to cover the pipes. The com
mission met the executive council Saturday
afternoon to discuss the matter and some
chances will undoubtedly be made.
Factory Cenans at Waterloo. .
The census of the factories of Iowa Is
being taken from Waterloo as headquar
ters for the state. Fred L. Mabee of But
ler county, Iowa, an official of the Census
department at Washington Is there with
assistants and has divided the sM:nto
thirty districts. The enumerator for each
district Is taken from those who did the
best work at the 1900 census.
Library In Historical Rolldlng.
Four hundred valuable books, dealing
mostly with the Civil war and belonging
to the Loyal Legion of Iowa, will be moved
to the State Historical building and placed
In the custody of Curator Aldrich. The
books are to remain the property of the
Loyal Legion, but can be consulted by
the public on application to the curator.
None can be removed from the building
without the consent of Adjutant Muffley of
the Loyal legion.
I n paid Soldier Bounties.
It has been discovered that there are a
large number of unpaid soldiers' bounties
in Clinton county. At the breaking out of
the civil war the county offered a bounty
of J50 to every soldier that enlisted within
six months. The court house was then at
DeWItt and 130 there received the bounty.
A large number of others from other
parts of the county did not receive their
bounty and this, with accrued Interest for
forty years amounts to considerable. There
Is a difference of opinion among lawyers
as to whether the bounties could be col
lected at this late day.
Appeal to Snpreme Court,
Clyde and Harriett Harvey of Glldden
have appealed to the supreme court the
criminal case against them for arson. They
were convicted of burning down the Glld
den hotel, In which the two Hobbs broth
ers, who were guests at the hotel, were
burned up. The sentence of Judge Powers
was for three years each. The two were
husband and wife and both were under
twenty-five years of age. They have given
bond and have been given a year In which
to perfect their appeal.
Are Loose Leaf Journals Legal r
A question has been ralsod as to whether
or not it la legal to use for court records
tho loose leaf Journals which are In use in
some counties In Iowa. They are used In
order that the records can be WTitten on
the typewriter. After the journal Is com
pleted It Is bound. The question has been
raised In Waterloo as to the legality. The
supervisors were about to put In the sys
tem when the question was raised. The
matter hns never been In the courts of the
state, but the loose leaf journals are em
ployed In many counties and If illegal, the
records of Polk, as well as other counties,
are rendered worthless, for the system has
been used here for several years.
Kesrress Trips Mayor.
BURLINGTON. Ia.. Feb. 5-(Speclal.)
Mayor J. S. Casper arrested a disorderly
negress here last night. The mayor Is very
corpulent. They walked along quietly for a
few blocks, and then she tripped him and
Five Charged with Arson.
SARATOGA, Wyo., Feb. 6. (Special.)
F. P. Andrews. A. S. Day. Nellie Bostlck,
A. Smith and P. D. Wagner have been ar
rested here on a charge of arson' In con-
amlthewnrda'TONTAINS KO QUININE"
on earh Ikik tee the pomil bruoto-Lai ia His
Quick Cure, tba 8af Cura for
Hromo-lAx Uawa no bad rffeeta like onlnlna
preparations. liroiuo-Lai la a mild and axi)i.
in iaxativa. II aurv you gt taa right kind.
All drucicuta. 1JV. Juitt atk your dniaa'iat lor
irnmn-Lax and aea that tha label rvA.ua
B re mo-Lax (Contains No Quinine).
mi GUARANTEED AND FOR SALE B V snssna
Cuernian ft MoConnell Drvs Co., oor. lMk
and Dodgs streets, Omaha,
nectlon with the burning of the Andrews
building, which was recently heavliy In
sured. The trial, of the suspects will be
POWER OF SHEEP COMMISSION
Authority of the Iloard to Quar
antine Flocks Is Ques
tioned. CASPER, Wyo.. Feb. B.-(Speclal.)-The
case of Ales T. Butler against the State
Board of Sheep Commissioners, to enjoin
the board from Interfering with his sheep,
was on trial In the district court before
Judge Carpenter today. Butler represented
himself and the board was represented by
Hon. T. F. Burke of Cheyenne, acting for
the attorney general. The board quaran
tined a band of Butler's sheep, claiming
that they had been exposed, and the cose
will decide whether or not the board, und
Its Inspectors, under the law, has authority
to take possession tf a band of sheep. If
the court decides against the board, then
the present laws must be strengthened If
the authorities hope to clean up scabies
and other infectious diseases.
MA FALLS EIGHT III M)REI FF.KT
Employe of Honlealnke Mine Meets
an Awful Death.
LEAD, 8. D., Feb. 6. (.Special Telegram.)
Lee Northan, a young man employed in
the Homestake mines, met an awful death
this evenlrg. He. In company with other
miners, was coming from the lower levels
of the mine, and when the cage on which
he was being hoisted to the surface had
reached the 400-foot level, he fainted, and
before a hand could be raised to help him,
he had fallen from the cage. He fell to
the 1,200-foot level and when his body was
recovered it was battered out of nil human
shape. His parents reside In Lead.
Eloper Charged with Larceny.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Feb. &. (Special.)
The elopement of A young man and a
young woman from this city hns resulted In
a warrant being sworn out for the arrest
of the young man on the charge of grand
larceny and horse stealing.
The young man In question Is Archie
Manary, but the name of the girl Is not
known. Manary engaged a horse and cut
ter at the livery establishment of O. C.
Bray, and in company with the young
woman drove to Tea, a little town south
of Sioux Falls, where the animal and cut
ter were alMindoncd and the couple boarded
a train for Yankton.
At the time of engaging the horse and
cutter the young man borrowed Mr. Bray's
overcoat, which he took with him in his
flight. When the abandonment of the horse
and cutter was discovered a warrant for
the fugitive's arrest was sworn out and
placed in the hands of Sheriff Phillips.
It was thought Manary would be appre
hended at Yankton, but now word Is re
ceived that he eluded the authorities there
and is yet at liberty. .
Attempt to Assassinate Editor.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Feb. S (Special.)
Great Interest will be manifested in the
work of a grand Jury which Is to convene
in Aurora county on the 2lnt Inst., for
one of the principal matters to receive the
attention of the Jury will be the attempt
some weeks ago to assassinate Thomas W.
Taubman, editor of the Planklnton Her
ald. While seated In his office one even
ing the would-be assassin fired a shot at
him through a window. That the editor's
life was saved was due to the fact that the
bullet was slightly deflected by striking
the back of the chair. As It was, Editor
Taubman was wounded In the back. The
attempted assassination Is believed to have
been caused by the editor's attacks on F.
L. Stevens, a former.. Planklnton banker,
and on the friends of Stevens. It Is In
timated, that there Is, a well-founded sus
picion as to the identity of the guilty per
son, and If the grand Jury returns an In
dictment it Is probable a genuine sensa
tion will result.
Indian Girl Elope.
PIERRE, S. D., Feb. 5.-(Special.)-Emma
LaTraile, one of the pupils nt the Indian
school In this city, eloped with John Rous
seau, a mixed blood, and they skipped to
the west side of the river nt Fort Pierre,
where a marriage ceremony was performed.
Superintendent Levcngood cf the school
was close after them and on his arrival
at Fort Pierre took the girl lap. charge as
a ward of the school and not of legal age,
and la retaining her at that Institution,
While Rousseau Is wondering whether he is
a married man or Is not.
Colonel Pratt Will File Protest.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 6. (Special.)
Colonel J. H. Pratt of Omaha has given
notice that he will file a protest in tho
district court against the report of the
commissioners appointed to partition the
property owned by the late Levi Z. Leltcr
of Chicago and Colonel Pratt. . The latter
claims that ho should be given- fully $10,
000 more than has been awarded to him.
There promises to be much litigation be
fore the affairs of the Letter estate are
Mrs. Cody Asks Continuance.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. Feb. 5 (Special.)
A telegram from North Platte states that
Mrs. Cody will probably ask for a con
tinuance of the Cody divorce case on ac
count of the serious illness of her aged
father. The date for taking of testimony
in the sensational case was set for Feb
ruary 14, but If Mrs. Cody Is unable to
attend, the hearing will doubtless be postponed.
FORECAST 0FTHE WEATHER
Fair In Xeuraskn Today, Except Snow
in Soulhweat Portion Fair
WASHINGTON. Feb. B.-Forecast of the
weather for Monday and Tuesday:
For Nebraska Fair Monday, except snow
In southwest portion; Tuesday, fair.
For Iowa Fair in wet, snow In east por
tion Monday; Tuesday, fair.
For South Dakota und Montana Fa,'.r
Monday and Tuesday.
OFFICE OF Tllli WEATHER BUREAU.
OMAHA. Feb. 6. Otllrlal record of tem
peruture and precipitation compared witn
the corresponding day of the last three
yean: 1906. WH. at3. ),.'.
Maximum temperature..., 14 W) M 17
Minimum temperature..,. 1 25 4 3
Mean temperature S 42 15 10
Precipitation 14 .mi .00 ,ju
Temperature und precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1
and comparison with the last two years:
Normal temperature 4
Deficiency for the day is
Total denclency since March 1 161
Normal precipitation tri Inch
Excess for the day 1-' Inch
Precipitation since March 1 IJfi.IW Inches
Deficiency since March 1 4. til inches
Excess for cor. period, lfti-4 1. Mi Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, llffl l Inch
Heports from Stations at T I', M.
Statlnn and State . perature pern- Raln-
of Weather. at 7 p. in. tore. fall.
Bismarck, clear 10 .00
Cheyenne, snowing..., is 22 .01
Chicago, snowing 11 1i ,ie
Davenport, snowing... 2o l'o .10
Iienver, snowing 1'2 ;ii T
Havre, clear 12 .on
Helena, clear 14 is .00
Huron, char 4 2 .1111
Kansas City, cloudy... H 20 ,i2
North Platte, clear.... 2 4 .no
Omaha, clear 9 14 .114
Kaphl City, dear K o .on
hi. Iuls, cloudy IS 2) .2d
Ht. Paul, char 14 10 .01
Salt IJike City, cloudy 4i 4i T
Valentine, cleur X 2 T
Willtston. clear 3 .00
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
Indicates Ix-low sro.
L A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
ATE RECHERCHE LLNCIIENS
Nebraska Itate Commissioners Catered
Liberallj to Their Guests.
LIGHT SNACK AT $2 PER PLATE
Some Interesting Farts. Congratula
tory and Otherwise, from Printed
Iteport, Especially Flnan.
The printed report of the Nebraska State
commission to the Louisiana Purchase ex
position, compiled by the secretary, H. G.
Shedd, has been Issued from the press,
making n volume of 116 pages, In paper
cover. The substance of the report, so far
ss It relates to the work of the commission
and the exhibit made at St. Louis, to
gether with the awards won, was given
out shortly after the exposition closed and
contains nothing new.
Some Interesting Information not here
tofore made public, however, is contained
In the financial exhibit, which shows that
the commission had at its disposal the sum
of tI.noo.73, of which only 35,000 came as
the state appropriation, and of this 15.1W.30
was turned back Into the state treasury.
The outsldo income came chiefly from the
railroads, two of whom gave $!'.00O apiece
and a third J7,("0. the rest being donated
by three creamery companies, or received
from the sale of exhibits and Installation.
The moBt expensive Item among the dis
bursements Is that of $.s.b14.83 for the agri
cultural exhibit, and next to that is the
moving pictures, which cost $708.01. The
Nebraska pavilion In the agricultural build
ing cost 15,949.89. The members of the com
mission drew all told $sol.03 for hotel and
traveling expenses and $S52.65 went for "en
tertainment." Luncheons Were Quite Itechcretie.
The chief demands for "entertainment"
came naturally on Nebraska day, for
which the orators nnd musicians were Im
ported from Nebraska. John L. Webster,
for his expenses In participation in the ex
ercises, asked only toS, while Chancellor E.
Benjamin Andrews' expenses went up to
$14.06, while Robert Cuscaden, who con
tributed Instrumental Instead of vocal
music, ran up an expense bill of $70.tS0. A
little Item also arpears In favor of the
Misses Rorer Catering ccmpany of St.
Louis for $170 for "eighty-two luncheons"
011 Nebraska day. Unfortunately, however,
the report does not sny who devoured the
"luncheons" at a trifle over $2 apiece.
The book Is handsomely illustrated with
half-tono reproductions of photographs.
But why shouldn't It be? One Item reads:
"Official Photographic company, St. Louis,
five views and one print, $15.50," and this
Is only one of several of the same kind.
The report winds up with thirty pages
of congratulatory letters and newspaper
comment shower bouquets upon the work
of the modest commission. The most in
teresting of the bunch Is the following:
Distinguished Itnnch Congratulates.
While visiting the "big fair" wo were
pleased with the novel and lnstructlvu ad
vertising our state was receiving by means
of the moving 'picture exhibit. We can
Imagine no other way In which, with an
expenditure of so little money, Nebraska
and Its resources could bo so well and en
tertainingly shown, and were gratified to
hear many persons from other states and
countries express themselves as delighted
with Nebraska's showing at the fair. Sin
(Signed) J. II. AOER.
W. S. MORLAN,
J. W. DEWEESE.
B. A M. R. R.. Lincoln. Neb.
Tnls Is the gem of the collection, but
there are other similar testimonials, signed
Charles F. Manderson, general solicitor B.
& M. R. R.; W. J. Bryan, editor and pro
prietor of the Commoner; G. W. Holdrege,
general manager C, B. & Q. R. R. ; L. W.
Wakeley, general passenger agent B. &
M. R. R.; Gorrlt Fort, assistant general
passenger agent Union Pacific Railroad
company; George F. Bldwell, manager Chi
cago & Northwestern railroad; E. Ben
jamin Andrews, chancellor of the Univer
sity of Nebraska; G. W. Looml. B. & M.
R. R.; John T. Dorgan, general manager
Whitobreast Coal and Lumber company;
Charles H. Morrill, president Lincoln Land
finally concluded to sleep in another room
where he could smoke to his heartfelt sat-1
Isfactlon. He did so. and smoked enough I
bad cigars and worse tobacco that night J
to cure several sides of bacon. He went j
to bed and some time after midnight he j
conceived the Ides, that the gas was escip
Ing In some part of the house and being a
little dubious about striking a light for
fear of causing an explosion went
rambling around the house, stumbling over
chairs and tables, until he Anally wakened
his wife, who wanted to know what was
" 'Oaa escaping somewhere bad.' said Ed.
"Mrs. Fulton got up Bad helped make
the search for the escaping fsas and finally
reaching the room that Ed had slept nnd
smoked In, she discovered the leak.
" 'Oas, you goose,' said Mrs. F. 'There Is
no gas escaping; It's that horrible tobacco
you have been smoking.'
"And so It was. Ed only smokes bis fa
vorite trash burners and alfalfa tobacco
on the streets now."
Burlington Depot nt llnrwfll.
BfRWELL. Neb.. Feb. 5-(Speclsl.-The
Burlington depot burned to the ground
Tuesday afternoon. The Are originated in
the east end, near the chimney and Is sup
posed to have been caused by a defective
Hue. W. S. Green, the agent, lived up
stairs and lost about half of his goods.
Nearly all the office property and a large
portion of the goods stored In the wart
house were siived.
RAIN HELPS THE FIREMEN
fllrmlnghnm lllase Extinguished with
lrfs of Less Than a Quarter
of a Million.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Feb. 8. Fire which
ono time threatened to destroy millions of
dollars worh of property was extinguished
early today after In had caused losses to
the amount of $.'40.0i, divided among a
score of more Arms In the principal busi
ness section of the city.' Requests for as
sistance were made of Montgomery, At
lanta, Chattanooga and Gadsden, but later
these requests wero cancelled on account
of the shifting of the wind and a heavy
downpour of rain. Two firemen were In
jured by falling walls. The heaviest Indi
vidual losses were Robert Garry & Co.,
wholesale notions, loss $00,000, lnsuranr
$0.mn, and the Farle buildings, $39,000, cov
ered by Insurance.
The other losses were $15,000 or under,
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Discouraging Breakfast Food and
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