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TITE OMATTA DAILY DEE: MONDAY. APRIL 17, 10W.
MOTOR A VERITABLE FLYER
Union Pacific Official! Enthusiastic in
Praise of New Car.
BEATS TIME OF THE SWIFT OVERLAND
Detail of Sender Rob to Grand
Itlaad Indicate that rroblem
of Branch line Service
"It Is a great succe."; It solves the prob
lem," nid a Union raclfic official yesler
day afternoon when Union Pacific motor
car No. 1 reached Schuyler on it fare
well trip from Omaha to Grand Inland, at
which latter station It will have a weeks
service test before proceeding to Port
Innd, Ore., where It wtU be exhibited at
the Lewis and Clark exposition. The offi
"Mr. W. R. McKeen, Jr., superintendent
of motive power and machinery, has car
ried out Vice President and General Man
ager Mohler'e idea to the extent that to
those two men Is due the credit of first
successfully applying a gasoline motor
motive power to railway locomotion. Other
railroad lines hive expended many thous
ands of dollars to apply this principle with
some degree of success, but the Union Fa
rifle f the first to make a complete suc
cess ofthe Idea. It will enable us to give
a better branch line service at a much re
duced operating expense. I am more than
pleased with the first long d. stance run of
That the trip of the car yesterday was
a signal success was the consensus of opin
ion of those making up the party aboard.
The car left the Union station at Omaha
at 8:15 a. m. and arrived at Schuyler at
1:12, averaging ovei twenty-flve. miles per
hour on the run to Schuyler.
Ileat the Overland Limited.
From Valley to Fremont, 11.4 milea, the
run va made In fifteen minutes, beating
the regular schedule time made by the
Overland limited iraln. The Overland lim
ited passed motor car No. 1 at Valley and
at Fremont the motor car had to take the
block for three minutes for the Overland,
which was In sight when the motor car
At Bchuyler the party of railroad offi
cials, commercial men and newspaper rep
resentatives left he motor car and re
turned to Omaha on No. 10. The car pro
ceeded to Orand Island, making the run
from Schuyler to Columbus at a rate of
thirty-five miles per hour". The car reaohed
Orand Island wltnout the slightest mishap
about 6:45 p. ni.
The car was geaied to run at forty miles
per hoiu- and over the grades out of
Omaha demonstrated Its efficiency to the
estimation of a hair. It moved over the
rails with perfect ease and the ventilation
apparatus proved that there Is at last
something new under the sun. With from
a dozen to fifteen men at time smoking In
the car the fumes were drawn out the
top of tho car as fast as exhaled. At
times the car went from thirty-five to
forty milea per hour, with the smoothness
of a bird.
Prominent People on Board.
Those in the party were: K. L. Lorftax,
general passenger agent; Gerrlt Fort, as
sistant general pajwenger agent; Alfred
Darlow, advertising agent; George Thomp
son, master mechanic; 4. P. Carey, chief
train dispatcher; C. B. Smythe, assistant
mechanical engineer; E. B. Dalley, chief
draughtsman; A. W. Whlteford, superin
tendent of the Union Pacific shops, and E.
S. Vnn Tassell, all of the Union Pacific
railroad. Commissioner Edward J. Mc
Vann, represented the Omaha Commercial
club and Lieutenant Colonel Estcourt J.
Sawyer, U. S. A., chief quartermaster,
represented the army headquarters.
Among the invited guests were C. A. Conns,
chief clerk o Superintendent McKeen;
Joe Barker, live stock agent for the Mil
waukee; E. J. Baxe, engineer for the Bur
lington system; Dr. Victor Coffman and a
coterie of newspaper representatives. The
operation of the car was in charge of C.
O. Balrd and L. C. Adams. Mr. Adams
was sent from Portland, Ore., for the ex
press purpose of becoming familiar with
the mechunlpm and operation of the car,
which he will have charge of at the exposition.
AT THE PLAY HOUSES.
Lnmber Plant at Butte,
BUTTE. Mont.. April 16.-The yards and
plant of the Western Lumber company,
owned by Senator W. A. Clark, on Por
phry street, between Wyoming and Main
streets, together with a number of houses
on Porphyry street, wero burned today.
iLoss, JfiO.OOU. Enormous flocks of wild
geese, attracted by the light, continually
circled around high above the fire.
Easily Formed tint Hard to Break.
A man down In old Virginia tells of his
experience which points a simple and
effective way out. He says:
"About 15 years ago my wife, through
using coffee and laudanum for relief of
neuralgia, became addicted to the habits,
continuing until she had about destroyed
stomach, nerves and mind. This brought
on periods of dementia lusting from one
to two weeks, growing steadily worse until
the 3rd of August last year our family
physician called In consultation another
doctor, who had been Resident FhyMclan
at our State Insane Asylum.
"They decided the only hope was to
place her In a sanitarium, otherwise she
would be hopelessly insane before the
year was out. On investigation we found
the charges for such a patient beyond our
means so it was necessary to face the
worst at home.
Upon the advice of a friend she stopped
the use of coffee, of which she was very
fond, and began the use of Postuia Food
Coffee as a remedy for the eoliHt.patlon
which' accompanied the attacks. The re
sult was more than we expected. It not
only relieved the constipation greatly but
aided her to break tho laudanum habit for
when she found herself possessed of the
desire to 'take something' a cup of strong
l'oslum would allay the desire and soothe
and refresh her.,
"This led to the regular use of Postum,
ant) Grape-Nuts that also seemed to
nourish, and strengthen the overwrought
nerves, she steadily got better and belter
and today, Insted of being In the Insane
asylum she Is still with uj in her own
home, sounder in mind and body than for
several years past. The attacks of de
mentia have steadily grown milder and
leas frequent until bow we have every
reason to believe that she will soon be
fully restored auund in mind and body.
"I know this has been accomplished en
tirely by the aid of rustum and Grape
Nuts, for not since that consultation over
a year ago has she taken a parties of
medicine of any sort.
"In writing this my greatest desire is to
bring the use of your products to the
notice of some other unfortunate, trem
bling upon the brink of that most terrible
of all calamities, Insanity, and I thoroughly
believe and know that leaving oft coffee
and other drugs and taking good food and
drink I the surest means by which It ran
be adverted. I give the name of our
family physician also the consulting
physician, who can vouch for the truth of
what I have written. You are at liberty
to furnish name and address to anyone
really Interested." Name given by Postum
Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Vaaderlll at Ibe rrlatoa-Orahnnt,
A hill with nothing wonderful In It, but
made un of acts each of which Is a clev
erly conceived and carefully executed affair
with a single Intention of entertaining, is
offered at the Orpheum this week, and If
Its sucress of yesterday Is to be Judged
by. It will be one of tho most popular of
the season. Two packed houses gave every
evidence of the excellence of the enter
tnlnment Sunday afternoon and evening,
Tsken as a whole, the bill Is well bal
anced, each of the several turns is put
through In a quick, snappy wsy, and the
order In arranged so as to give each its
proper setting. Gallando, the clay modeler,
opens the show, hit first visit to Omaha for
five years. He still shows the wonderful
deftness that first won him popularity.
and the likenesses he gives are lifelike,
Oreen and Werner use the same jungle
setting they had on their last visit here,
but have some new songs, which ere sung
most effectively and win a well merited re
call. Arthur Boranl and Annie Nevaro do a
mixture of comedy ami athletics and ehnw
some startling stunts that are most grace
fully done. Their act starts well and Im
proves steadily, to a whirlwind finish
Henri French Is surely entitled to be called
great. He does a little bit of everything
except to sing, and does It all well. He is
a Juggler, an Imitator, an acrobat and a
comedian, and In all of it a clevor, hand
some young gentleman and proves Im
mensely popular. Charles Barry Is a good
dancer and has the assistance of Hulda
Halvers, who can sing a little, and between
them they put together fifteen minutes of
entertaining stuff that brought them the
applause that comes for a hit. Mabelle
Adams made the real hit of the bill,
though. Dressed as a ragged street girl
she looks strangely attractive, and with
her violin she charms the ear as her ap
pearance delights the eye. She gets a
tone of ravishing sweetness from her in
strument and gives a couple of numbers
in faultless fashion. She was called back
again and again last night, finally re
sponding with a medley of national airs
and a second time with a classical com
position. She surely has no occasion to
complain of her reception. Delmore and
Lee offer something new in the way of
an athletic turn and are well received.
The picture machine also has an attractive
program for the week.
"Midnight In New York" at the Krag.
Instead of the advertised attraction,
which failed to make connection, the Krug
offered "Midnight In New York" yesterday
tot the first half of the week. The ex
change proved Immensely miccessful, for
the house was crowded at both perform
ances and the sensational incidents of the
p.'ece brought out thunde-ous applause. It
has been soin years since this piece was
offered in Omaha, but It has lost none of
Its effect as thriller of the most Intense
sort. Ervln Blunkall is the sheriff who Is
there with the goods, from catching the
750-pound stamp on his back in the Home
stake mill to running things at a fire in.
New York. The company in support is
reasonably good, and the affair is made
to move briskly from start to finish. It
will remain until after Wednesday even
ing, with the usual matinee on Wednes
"Illi Absent Boy" at the Boyd.
Harry Corson Clarke and a capable com
puny provided ar. entertaining evening of
the lighter sort in Sydney Rosenfeld's
comedy, "His Absent Boy," at the Boyd
last night. Mr. Clarke, despite his com
parative youth, is a veteran comedian and
proved that he has by no means lost hU
ability to portray "old men" roles with
great good humor and unction. The play
Is a clever little skit, broadly farcical, but
always amusing and sometimes extremely
funny. Mr. Clarke Is fortunate in h s lead
ing woman. Miss Margaret Dale Owen,
who, besides being attractive, -Is an ac
complished actress. The star has the
greatest portion of the funmaklng, but is
well assisted by Harry Bradley, William
Harris and Myna . Ketcham. Lawrence
Wakefield plays the part of a young suitor
with ability and Miss Rachel Crown Is
charming as the girl in the case. A fair
sized audience witnessed the comedy which
turns upon the efforts of two "steady"
married men whose bank accounts are
vested In their wives and who merely want
a little pin money of their own to spend
in their own way. A plan that succeeds
admirably , in one case falls in another.
The efforts of the players were appreciated
and well rewarded by applause. The en
gagement ends with tonight's performance.
CHECK TO AUTO OPERATORS
New Nebraska Law Contains Strict Pro
Titions for Safety.
RIGHT OF ROAD GIVEN TO THE FARMERS
Man Traveling- In Aetotnoblle Moat
Have License and Be Heady to
Assist If He Frightens
Horses or Stock,
IN MEMORY OF JACOB L GREENE
.Nebraska Life I'nderwrlters Adopt
Memorial Resolution la
At its April meeting the Nebraska Life
Underwriters' association adopted the fol
lowing msmoiUI, relating to the death of
Jacob L. Greene, president of the Connec
ticut Mutual Life Insurance company. A
copy of the resolution has been sent to the
home office of the company at Hartford,
Some one has said, "We live In deeds, not
word." Colonel Ureene lived in botn. Sc.
k am tells us, 'Moreover it Is required of'
a siewara that he be found taithtui." In
tegrity and taithfuloees are written on
every transaction of Mr. Greene's lite, as
a country buy he had an aspiration for
something higher and better. At the
Michigan university his faithfulness was
rewarded by his being at the ffont on
graduation day. At his country's call, ,n
the hour of her peril, we find liim enlist
ing as a private in the Seventh M.chigan
iniaiitry. Hia army lite Is a fine il
lustration of what a young man whose
life Is clean and whose purposes are true
may become. An aide on General Custer s
staff, a prisoner in Llbby. suffering as
omy the soldiers of the rebellion did suf
fer. Promoted to the position of oolonel
for bravery and meritorious conduct and
honorably discharged at the clowe of the
war he returned to the peaceful pursuits
of civil life. Entering the employ of the
Berkshire Life insurance company he very
soon was on the list for promotion, ana
In 1S7i we rind his name publitltod as as
sistant secretary of the Connecticut Mu
tual Life. For more than thirty-four year
he was connected with that company, be
coming Its pie-'ident In lfiiH. No man stood
higher In tne list of life Insurance officers
fur honorable dealing and adherence to
what he though was right through good
and evil report. Standing for righteousness
in business, in tne home and In pubtio
affair, his conception of life Insurants
was simple and positive, "protection for
the family," and on this principle he eon
served a great company and left a heritage
or rare vaiue.
He was the highest type of a Christian
business man. He was sn advocate of
every moral reform. He was a repre
sentative American, and the world. a well
as his profession, Is poorer because of
his death. In the langusge of another,
"The highest type of man wa Incarnate
In Jacob Lyman Greene."
For and In behalf of the Life Under
writers' Association of Nebraska.
Oene'al Agent. Aetna Life.
HENRY D. NEELt.
General Aent. KqmtaM L'fe.
FRANK B. BURCHMORE,
General Agent Connecticut Mutual I.he.
W. H. CowgiH of Holdredge Is at the Mer
chants A. U. Dunn of Kearney Is stopping at the
S. T. Reese and 8. L. Rex of Randolph
are at the Merchants.
James Cnnkltng and C. J. Cochrane of
Franklin are registered at the Millard.
V. L. Harvey. O. W. Segrest and Craw
ford Kennedy of Lincoln and John M. Ha
san and Henry O. Smith of Hastings are
I the Her Grand. .
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April 16 (Special.) It Is re
ported from Omaha that owners of auto
mobiles have not looked up the motor vt
hlcle law enacted by the recent hg.slature,
and. furthermore, they nre not worried
about its provisions. I'nder the provls.ons
of that law tne drivers of automobiles cer
tainly hove cause to be worried, whether
the law can be enforced or not, for until
the supreme court knocks out the law It
stands. Tho law provides the secretary of
state shall furnish to the owners of mo
tor vehicles blanks for reports, and also
seals made of aluminum or other metal
showing the vehicle has been registered.
Thefe was no appropriation made to i-ecure
these seals or theso blanks and na thu
blanks have to be sent out before the dol
lar registration fee Is sent In the secre
tary of state may not concludo to go ahead
and do tho business without a specific ap
But if the law Is enforced things will
certainly be doing. The Junk bus.ness will
take a spurt and no mistake. Under sec
tion B of the law, should Mr. Moneybags
and his girl be out automobillng and run
onto Johnny Runt driving pigs down the
road to the "nigh" pasture, Mr. Moneybags,
upon the request of little Johnny will have
to get out of his machine and if those
pies get scared or even contrary, Mr.
Moneybags has to stick by Johnny and
help him corral them. This -because the
law says If a party is "riding or driving a
horse or other draught or domestic an
imal," and the same gets frightened or
shows signs of fright at the automobile,
the driver, by signal of the hand or calling
to the driver of the motor vehicle, shall
cause the latter to stop his machine and
lend all the help in his power to calm the
Mnst Get Numbera.
The law also provides that the owner
of such motor vehicle shall file with tho
secretary of state his name, address and
a description of his vehicle, for which he
shall pay $1. Then If a vehicle is sold
during the year the purchaser, even though
the vehicle Is already registered, shall
again file a description, together with his
name and address, with the secretary of
state. This lust filing, however, costs him
nothing. In return for the $1 fee the sec
retary of state shall furnish to the man
registering the vehicle an aluminum or
other metal seal bearing these words:
Registered In the office of the secretary
of state for the state of Nebraska under
the motor vehicle law. No. ." The
registration number Is to be Inserted. The
seal shall be not over two Inches in diam
eter, while the numbers shall be not less
than three inches in height nor less than
Vtk Inches in width. As a part of such
number the Initial and terminal letters of
tho state's name shall be added In let
ters not less thnu two Inches In height.
This registration shall not apply to
vehicles owned by non-residents, provided
the owners have compiled wth the registra
tion laws of the state of their residence
and providing also that there shall be dis
played on their machines the initial and
terminal letters of the name of their state.
Time Limit oa Scorchers.
Section eight provides: "No person shall
operate a motor vehicle on "a public high
way at a rate of speed greater than is
reasonable and proper, . having regard to
the traffic and use of the highways, or so
as to endanger the life or limb of any
person, or in any event in the closer built
up pcrtlons of a city, town or village, at
a greater rate than one mile In six min
utes or elsewhere in a city, town or vil
lage at a greater rate than one mile In
tour minutes, or elsewhere outside of the
city, towji or village at a greater average
rate than twenty miles per hour; subject,
however, to tho other provisions of this
section. Upon approuching a crossing of
intersecting public highways, or a bridge,
or a sharp curve or a deep descent, unci
also "in traveling such crossings, bridges,
curves or descents, u person operating a
motor vehicle ahull have it under control
and operateJ at a rate of speed less than
heretofore specified, and In no event greater
than Is reasonable and proper, having re
gard to the traffic then on such highways
and the safety of the public."
Protection for Farmers.
Section nine provides that when a party
driving a horse or other draught or do
mestic animal ahull call upon the driver of
the motor vehicle to hold up the latter shall
do so and shall lend all possible assistance
to calming the frightened horse or other
The vehicles shall be' armed with a
white light In front and red lights behind
from an hour before sunset until an hour
Towns and cities are not permitted to
charge a license fee to those who have
compiled with the state luW, though they
may enforce such regulation conforming
to the statute.
A fine of $5 Is the penalty for the first
offense and for the second or subsequent
offense the fine limit Is raised to $50 and a
Jail sentence is added, thirty duys being
as was frequently the ease during the
last winter, boarding houses have diffi
culty In caring for the cases or getting
rid of them, and quarantine regulation?
work considerable of a hardship. The
medical fraternity la much pleased over
the project. The city has nn emergency
hoej l:al for smallpox cases, which Is quite
Isolated, and there will ynis be better fa
cilities for the care of all kinds of con
Alfalfa In Holt County.
O'NEILL, Neb., April 16. (Speclal.)-As
a producer of alfalfa Holt county Is rap
idly coming to the front, and the experi
ence of the farmers so far demonstrates
that It is the forage crop for this part of
the state. The first alfalfa sown In this
county was some five years ago by Mr.
Jackson, the ranchman, north of O'Neill,
and it was a success from the start.
D. J. Conlln now has fifteen acres upon
Which he gets two crops each year, besides
using it for pasture. Mr. Conlln says that
he pastured about 1M head of hogs and
pigs on his alfalfa last year and also real
ised more than three tons of hay per
acre for the two cuttings. W. W. Beatha,
residing south of Ewlng. has had such
good luck with fifteen acres of alfalfa that
he Is putting In fifty acres more this spring.
M. P. Savage has 100 acres; G. C. Maben,
25 acres; Huffman & Rollins' ranch, 580
acres In this county and 200 acres Just
across the line in Wheeler county. They
are plessed with It and consider that It
has passed the experiment stage with them.
Tracts have been cultivated In all parts
of the county and every person who has
experimented with the crop is pleased with
A movement Is now on foot to organize
an alfalfa and blue grass club of Holt
county, and each person who becomes a
member Is required to be the owner of
at least five acres of one of the grasses.
Detention tnittal f.r ftrnnd Island.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb.. April 18.-(Spe-cial.)
Steps have been taken for the erec
tion of a hoipltal for the care of con
tagious and Infectious diseases, smallpox,
however, being excepted. The new hos
pital will have nine patients' ro, mt. It
will be erected on the St. Frnncis hos
pital grounds and will be in charge of a
separate slater. It will provide cure for
scarlet fever, mumps, measles and other
cases. Grand Island has during the yeir
a student population of about 1.SJ0 and
when any of these have been taken sick.
ROMANCE OF AS ARMY VETKRAM
Investigation of Tension Examiner
Reveal I nnaual C ase.
TABLE ROCK, Neb., April M.-Speclal.)
Special Pension Examiner Goodwin of
Concordia, Kan., was here last week look
ing up the rtcord of one James G. Mnnry,
who lived here. In 1S76 and 1ST7. Investiga
tlons have brought out the following facts,
which read like a romance:
Many years ago Mr. Manry was married
in southern Michigan, he being a graduate
of the law school at Ann Arbor. This was
before he came here. Whether his wife
died, before he next married, or whether
he was divorced, has not yet developed.
When he came here he was a sort of
phrenologist, mind-reader and fortune-teller,
occasionally dabbling In law. In March.
1877, he was married, at the old Abell house
In Table Rock, to Mrs. Mattle l'orterfield,
daughter of mine host, J. H. Fry of tho
Abell house. Mrs. Porterfleld's first hus
band, Tom Pnrterfleld, had been previously
sent to the Nebraska penitentiary for the
murder of Garrett L. Pangbourn In Paw
nee City In 1871. The couple went from
here to Sterling, and Mr. Manry was In
terested in the milling business at that
place, and also at Firth, Soon after they
went to Clyde, Kan., where they lived for
a time, and later he went to Oakland, Cal.
In 1W2 he came to Grand Island to visit
a married sister In that city. After an
extended visit he and n companion hired a
livery rig In that city for a thirty-mile
drive, and neither Manry, his complon norg
the rig were ever after heard of.
Later on, In 1SS3, a stranger, giving the
name of Charles H. Moore appeared In
Allen county, Indiana, not far from Fort
Wayne, where he finally located, find be
coming acquainted with a woman, .he mar
ried and lived with her until his death In
1S8S. To her he told the following ro
mantic story: His parents died when he
was young and he lived with an uncle. De
siring to enlist, and his unlce being vlo
len.ly , opposed thereto, he enlist under the
name of Jamos G. Manry, thinking thus
to escape detection. He served honorably
three years in a New York regiment, under
the name of Jamos G. Manry, ss his dis
charge, which he left, shows. Application
for pension as his widow brought ou these
facts, the .-.ppllea it being the Indiana
widow; and, It being uncertain yet as to
her legal right' to make the claim. The
proofs, so far collected, shaw his real name
to be James G. Manry.
Depositions were taken here bearing on
the cane, and further Investigations are to
His wife he married when here is sup
posed to be still alive and residing with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Iry, in
western Kansas or aestern Colorado.
FOX'S PROMOTION DESERVED
Merit Finds Reward in Oase of Successor to
WAS CONSUL AT
nrressful Career of the New Director
of International Bureau of Amer
ican Republics Is Set
MMRKH YARDS AT STANTON Dl'RN
Sunday Morninir Fire Doea IJaninne
Amounting to $30,000.
STANTON, Neb., April 16.-(Speclat Tel
egram.) Fire eatly this morning destroyed
the lumber yards of the Nye-Schnelder-Fowler
company and Horton & Chase and
three small houses belonging to the Barnes
hotel. A high wind carried burning
shingles a long distance and houses five
blocks away were set on fire. The North
western depot was on fire several times.
Good work by the firemen saved the Barnes
hotel, the grain olvator, two livery barns
and a blacksmltrt shop. The loss is $30,000,
with Insurance amounting to $11,0.0.
Kent of Nebraska.
GRAND ISLAND A fine team of horses
was stolon from Frunk Olseit, the north
side grocer Saturday night. There is no
clue to the thieves.
TABLE ROCK Invoicing In the store of
George Buersietta & Co., which has been
In progress the luf week, has been com
pleted and the new propiletoi s. Fryer
Bros., are now In possession. ,
GRAND ISLAND Simon Derrhk, chef
of the Jamieson hotel, sapped on his porch
Just as he was leaving his home, fell Into
a tub of water and sustained injuries to
his spine which muy prove very serious.
He luy unconscious for half an hour.
TABLE ROCK The Woman's Relief
Corps met at the Grand Army of the Re
public hall today and marched in a body
to the residence of Mrs. Gabi telle Barnes,
a member who has been confined to her
house by Mckness for several months, and
held tlieir regular session at her residence.
GRAND ISLAND Samuel Rose, a vet
eran soldier and a member of the Soldiers'
home of this city, and Mrs. Lydia Rigs,
widow of an old scldler and also a mem
ber of the home, weie married by Cmnty
Judge Mtillin. They took a honeymoon
trip to visit some relatives In various parts
of the state and will return In a few weeks
to make their home at the home.
GRAND ISLAND The little daughter of
County Judge Mullin sustained a Severe
injury about five weeks ago, falling down
a cellarway, coming In contact with a
glass fruit jar and having the side of her
fact) badly cut. Three d lys later the little
one was taken with scarlet fever, which
appears to have settled in the wound and
left the side of the face injured partially
Santa Fe Strike May Kpread.
TOPKKA, Kan., April lfi. It develops
that the ptrike of the Santa Fe boiler mak
ers Is an outgrowth of the strike begun
over a year ago by the machinists of the
road. The strike was called In the Inter
est of the machinists. It was stated here
today that If the-Siinta Fe does not yield
to this a strike of the blacksmiths and
car builders will be called,
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Fair and Warmer In Eastern Ne
braska Today) Rain In West
Portion Tomorrow Fair.
WASHINGTON. April 16.-ForeCast of
the weather for Monday and Tuesday:
For Nebraska, South Dakota and Kan
sasWarmer Monday, with rain In west
and fair In east portion; Tuesday, fair.
For Iowa and Missouri Fair and
warmer Monday and Tuesday.
For Colorado Snow in mountain dis
tricts Monday; Tuesday, colder.
For Wyoming Snow Monday; colder In
central portions; Tuesday, fair.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU
OMAHA, April 16.-OfMolal record of tem
perature anil precipitation, compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
years. 190.V 1904. IfriS. I'M.
Maximum temperature ..48 45 63 59
Minimum temperature ... 26 24 43 44
Mean temperature 3U SI 53 52
Precipitation 00 .00 . 00 .14
Temperature and precipitation depart uics
from the normal at umahu sines March 1,
mii rornpMriMon with ttic last two yeurs'
Normal temperature: si
iienciency lor ine aay
Total excess since March 1.
Deficiency for the day
Total rainfall since March 1
Deficiency smce March 1 ...
Deficiency for cor. neriod, !!M
.. .11 Inch
.. .11 Inch
. period. II 4 67 Inch
Deficiency for cor. 'period, 13 2.28 Inches
Reports from Stations at T P. M.
Station and State
Cheyenne, snowing ..
Chicago, part cloudy..
Kansas City, clear .,
North Platte, cloudy .
Rapid City, cloudy
Ht. Louia, cloudy
Ht. Paul, clear
Suit Lake Ctiy, clear.
Vulentlne, p;;it cloudy
T iiidiciU.i iriee of
L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
Tern. Max. Rain-,
7 pm. Tern. fail.
..42 44 .no
.. 42 .01
... 38 40 T
...4:! 44 T
.. J'" 40 .02
.. 4 .00
.. S4 .12
.. 4') 42 1
,.. 44 4-i .00
,.. 3 42 .no
...44 4i .no
,.. 34 38 M
... 42 44 .()
... 40 44 .
.. M M .02
,.. 4o 4 .00
... 42 44 .00
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. April li. (Special.)
Through the appointment of W. W. Rock
hlll as minister to China, William C. Fox,
who was for many years chief clerk of the
International Bureau of American Repub
lics, was promoted to the directorship.
This action of the president showed in n
marked degree his intention to unserve and
reward merit In the public service even to
a very high position.
Mr. Fox is a native of St. Louis, Mo.,
but his family came from Buffalo, N. Y.
His grandfather, Captain Samuel Pratt,
was one of the founders of Buffalo, going
thefe In 1801 from Vermont. Some years
of Mr Fox'a boyhood were spent In that
city, but he was educated at the Wash-
ington university of St. Louis and tho
Pennsylvania Military college at Chester,
Ta. At the age of 21 he was appointed
by General Grant as United States consul
at Brunswick, Germany, serving continu
ously at this post for thirteen years, re
tiring In 1888. He again entered the serv
ice In 18!K), becoming vice consul general
nt'Teheran, Persia, where In ISM he was
In charge of the American legation. It
was during this period that the great
cholera epidemic broke out In Merve, which
swept across Persia, through Europe, to
the shores of the United States. The suf
fering In Persia, especially In Teheran,
was terrible, and through the Initiative of
Mr. Fox, the American missionaries co
operating wKh him, a hospital and dis
pensary were organized for the treatment
of the sufferers In this great epidemic.
This work was so highly appreciated by
the shah of Persia that he sent for Mr.
Fox, expressed to him his sincere thanks
and offered him the decoration of the Or
der of the Lion and the Son of the First
Class. Mr. Fox declined to accept this
decoration, owing to the statutes prohibit
ing officials of the United States govern
ment from so doing. The American Board
of Foreign Missions also recognized what
Mr. Fox had done by passing resolutions
and officially filing them with the. Depart
ment of State, and publishing them very
generally ia the press at the time.
Figures as a Publisher.
Mr. Fox again retired from the service in
1893 and established in the city of New
York the only strictly diplomatic and Con
sular Journal that was ever attempted in
the United States. It was while publishing
this paper that he was called to the Bureau
of American Republics, whose affairs had
become somewhat Involved, and was ten
dered the position of chief clerk, which he
has held until his present promotion. Dur
ing these years he has, on several oc
casions, been acting director of the bureau,
and in that capacity was the representa
tive of the International Union of Ameri
can Republics at the Becond International
American conference nt Mexico in 1900-02.
Mr. Fox was a member of the United
States Board of Management at the Pan
American exposition In RufTnln In 1901 nnrl
i Is still well remembered there for hia nn.
tive participation In that work. In which
he showed the greatest Interest. He was
also a member of the government board at
the World's fair In St. Louis last year, and
ia a member of the same board at the
Lewis nnd Clark exposltun, which opens
In Portland, Ore., next month.
Proposes a Hall for Ralls.
Washington is really In earnest at last In
the matter of the erection of a hall for In
augural balls and even conventions. The
action of congress last winter In refusing
for upward of a month to permit the pen
sion building to be used by the inaugural
committee has at last had its effect and It
really looks today as though ground will
be purchased and a building erected within
the next four years which will enable the
citizens of Washington to inaugurate tho
next president without the aid of.congress.
Mr. Henry L. West, one of the District
commissioners, who Is at the front of the
movement, estimates that land can be pur
chased and a suitable building erected for
War on the White Plnjtue.
Great scientific Interest attaches to the
coming annual meeting of the National As
sociation for the Study and Prevention of
Tuberculosis, which will take place In this
city the 18th and 19th of May. So wide
spread and so deadly has become this dis
ease that it lo now generally referred to
as the "white plague." Surgeon General
Wyman of the United States Marine hos
pital service, has received numerous let
ters from health officers on this subject,
especially on that branch of It which re
lates to the spread of tho disease by trav
elers on the various railroads. Dr. S. J.
Crumblne, secretary of the Kansas State
Board of Health, thus writes:
"The geographical position of this state
Is such, lying Immediately east of the
health resorts of the Rocky mountains,
that it could probably be asserted that
there Is scarcely a transcontinental train
going west the year round that does not
carry Its one or more passengers afflicted
with tuberculosis, Becking the life-giving
and healthful resorts of Colorado, New
Mexico and Arizona. With little or no
convenience for the proper disposal of the
expectoration of these people It must be
self-evident that these cars are In a
chronic state of Infection. Time and again
I have personally observed a consumptive
in a day coach where there were no cus
pidors provided, coughing and expectorat
ing upon the floor. These people, being of
low vitality and afraid of draughts and
cool air while traveling, require that the
coaches be closed, which adds to the dan
ger of Infection to their fellow passen
ger." Dr. II. M. Bracken of St. Paul, secretary
of the Minnesota state board of health,
has been assigned to read a paper before
the association on "Infection In Transpor
tation," and as Dr. Bracken has made an
exhaustive study of the subject he Is ex
pected to present data of the greatest Im
portance. In connection with the above
meeting, Dr. Wyman has called a meet
ing of the executive officers of the state
boards of health for May 15.
Air Supply Sound for Six Minutes.
It Is regarded by the scientists who ex
pect to be In attendance as especially
fortunate that while the meeting Is In
progress they will have unusual facilities
for studying the latest improvements In
the ventilation and ' sanitation of railway
passenger cars. Simultaneous with the
meetings of the health specialists will be
the meeting of the International Railway
congress, with Its great exhibition of cars
and railway appliances, ' for which con
gress has granted the use of the "white
lot." In the exhibit will be many devices
for the ventilation and heating of passenger
cars, a matter that Is Just now being
widely discussed by health boards, scien
tific men and railroad authorities. Nu
merous tests will be made In the presence
and under the direction of distinguished
health officers from different parts of the
country. The tests will consist of a series
of experiments to demonstrate how quickly
and how completely the uir In passenger
coaches can be changed. It being the al
ready expressed opinion of scleutlllc men
that public health demands an entire
change of air at least ouce 111 every six
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OMAHA HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
H. P. Iewls, former principal of the
high school, but now superintendent of
schools at Worcester, Mass., has been a
visitor during the last week at the school.
lie expressed himself as Intensely pleased
with the many Improvements made, and
especially with the magnificent new build
ing, in his honor a lunch was xlven by
some of his former pupils, now teachers,
nt the school. Miss Kennedy, Miss Ryan,
Mr. (Jodso and Mr. Dale weie also guests
at this Informal function. Principal A.
H. Wnterhouse acted us toastmaster. Pleas
ant reminiscences were revived. The lunch
hour whs lengthened fifteen minutes In
Tho Browning society cave n delightful
program which had Its setting In the early
pun of the nineteenth century. The pro
gram wus as follows: "Occupations of Our
Sin lulmot hers." by Harriett Mould; a reci
tation showing how our grandmothers re
garded certain things, by Ruth Bull; "An
Old Time Song," by Gretohen Kmery; "Ye
Oracle of Ye Olden Time," by Hazel Cahn;
"An Old Time Ballad," by l.ucile Patter
son; "The Minuet as Grandma Danced It."
by Helen Sholes; "An Old Tune Duet," by
Misses Gretchen Emery and Anna Denis;
"Strict Observance of Religion 1-y Ances
tors." by Ha7el Clarkson. and "Dress of
Grandmother." by Martha Dale. Miss
Laura Waterman presided during the pro
In accordance with Its plan of study
of American art, the Margaret Fuller so
ciety hud the following interesting num
bers on its program: "Life and Work of
Copley," by Delia Jaenbson; a beautifully
written story, "An Artist's Tragedy," by
Irene Jayms, and a clever original poem,
"The Captain's Lament," by Ethel Klewlt.
The music on the program was kindly
provided by tho High School octette. The
program was one of the best of thi! year.
The German society was delightfully en
tertained by an unusunlly good program
Wednesday afternoon, prepared by Miss
Rockefeller. The program consisted of a
comedy entitled "l)er Welberslend or
"The Women Hater."
The central theme of the enjoyable pro
gram given by the Hawthorne society was
the home nnd works of Robert Burns, the
famous poet or Scotland. The nrst number
on the program was furnished by the High
School orchevtra and entitled "Beside the
Bonnie Brier Bush." The second number
was an Interesting essay on "Burns, the
Song Writer," by Allle Adams. Jessie
Knee recited the famous poem, "For A'
That and A' That," by Robert Burns, aa
the third number. A solo, "Annie Laurie,"
by Mrs. S. D. Lees, constituted the fourth
number And was Intensely enjoyed by all.
Marlon Cochran read feelingly from "Wee
MacGregor." The sixth number was a
recitation. "To a Mouse." by Birdie Ham
ilton, which was well received. Zora Flta
gerald and Olive Huntley next sang a
duet entitled "Bonnie Scotland." The
eighth number, by Alfreda Powell, wns a
delightful recitation from "A Window In
Thrums." Minnie Robinson delightfully re.
cited the beautiful poem, "To n Mountain
Daisy." The interesting program was
brought to a close by n well chosen and
exceedingly well rendered song by the
Hawthorns chorus entitled "Ye Banks and
Brnes o' Bonnie Doon."
The debating tcHms as now constituted
are as follows: West Des Moines, Messrs.
C. VanUunt, Ware Hall and C. Brome;
Beatrice, Messrs. A. Proctor, C. Belden and
G. Barnes; Blair, Messrs. G. Wallace,
George Weldenfeld and J. Lutenser. All
these inter-high school debates will be held
In the respective cities ou April 13 and
May 12 respectively, with the exception
of the Beatrice debate, which will be held
in Omaha on April 28.
The Junior class held a meeting last Mon
day, at which no definite action was tuken
relative, to the pins and caps. Ten new
members were added to the pin committee
In order to choose more satisfactorily the
During the last week the matter of a
track team was broached und Paul Beard
was chosen captain. It Is hoped to have
as many as possible take part in the Inter
clasji field day exercises, to be held at the
Omaha Driving park sometime In May.
The base ball team has arranged for some
games away from home, but the schedules
have been definitely accepted. Charles
Brome is captain of the base ball teom.
Ttie cadets are putting In active work at
drill now. They are at present drilling
In battalion formation, under command of
Captain Stogsdall. the commandant. In an
ticipation of the Memorial day parade and
camp. The cadets will probably encamp
at Missouri Valley again this year, about
June 5 to 10. Captain Htogsdnll was there
n short time ago and expressed himself as
well pleased wi.h the camp grounds, which
have been trenched and otherwlae prepared
for the encampment. An entertainment
will be given by the Cndet Officers' club
for the benefit of the camp fund April 2K at
Crelghton University hall. The entertain- ;
ment will consist of a short burlesque, ;
fancy drills, together with the band, or- :
chestra. Glee club and some ouislde talent. 1
Plans now made propose to mnke the carnn ;
this year a success In every way. On (
visitors' day special excursion trains will
lave Omaha for MNsourl Valley early In
the morning and return late at night to
enable the many friends of the cadets to
see camp life as It really Is. More than
usual entertainment will be provided for the
visitor In the way of drills, band concerts
nn'l dress parades.
The Pleiades society held a meeting on
Friday aftnrncon. A brilliant program was
rendered The flrit part of the program
was a parliamentary drill, wl'h Miss t'la
Waterhouse acting chairman. The subjects
of the second part were "Stars" and "The
Quest of the Holv Grail." Rona Wlllrodt
presented nn Interesting articlo entitled
''The Glowworm and the Stars." Vera
Plerson told a "Japanese Star Legend."
A Greek legend entitled "Plelndes" was
also told by Charlotte Flke. An "Indian
Legend." by Grace Iangdon, brought the
Interesting legends to a close. Lulu Hunt
then gave a toast to the I'nlted States.
Ahbev's representation of "The Quest of
the Holy Grnll" was presented In a charm
ing manner by Kdlth Pulse.
The Linlnger Travel club furnished their
usual Interesting bi-weekly program on
Friday afternoon. The scenes spoken of
were confined to the southwest portion of
Germany. The frst number consisted of
a piano solo by Mae Greene. The second
number of a paper on the city of Nuren
berg by ITedwIg Sorenson. Mamie Prerler
recited very Interestingly "Lndy Clare."
F.hba Tacobson told In sn Interesting man
ner of the origin of Nuremberg. The life
of Albert Durer was vividly pictured by
Ooldle Starkly. The sixth number was a
Piano solo by Bertha Brown Mnbel Hheo
Wd spoke of the cltv of Ptrassburg and
pn:!e Davis recited delightfully the poem,
"The Strssbtirg Clock." A prophecy bv
Kathleen Cnrmiohael was Interesting nnd
amuMmr. A piano solo by Grace Craig
completed the numbers of the delightful
PERSONAL LIBERTY LEAGUE
Sfw Organisation Parted In Omaha
with K Claimed Membership
of Five llnidred.
A new organization Vns launched In
Omaha on Sunday. It Is to be known as
the Personal Liberty leagui. C. K. Fields,
who Is temporary secretarj of the organ
ization, says that it will itart oft with
about "i00 members. Inclining brewers,
wholesale liquor men, snloop keepers, bnr
fixture men, bottlers, cigar nanufacturcrs,
business men In other lines mi1 laborers,
who "realize that some definite a tlon must
be taken looking to the redemition of our
city from the blighting graco of bigotry
and fanaticism which is working serious
injury to business and properly rights."
The quotation Is from the platform which
was adopted. The secretary eas that
while men In the liquor business are eli
gible to membership they are to be barred
from holding office. The controlling spir
its of the organization say they hope to
have a membership of 2,j00 or more within
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