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TIIE 0MAI1A DAILY BEE: MONDAY, JULY 2, 1003.
of the dead. Rev. J. A. M. Rlchey, rector
Of fit Paul', read the Episcopal burial
service, the twenty-first pulm, and re
peated the Lord's prayer. He closed hla
impressive duty by ".anting a handful of
earth xumn the coffin,
Venersblc Father A.' D. fbach of the
Catholic church, attended by two censor
bearers, then stepped forward. In a rich
and resonant voice he read the service of
the-"0ad and blessing them with water and
Believing all waa over, many turned to
go. There waa yet to come the moat im
pressive Incident of the acene.
Commander Young of the Bennington
stepped out from the group of officers at
the head of the trench and, raising hla
hand, commanded Instant attention. In a
6ep. gruff voice the voice of a typical
sailor he said:
Captain Scott. Commander of Fort Roe
crans, and .His (Successors I commit to
your tender care the bodies of our unfor
tunato shipmates and patriotic dead. May
their graves never he forgotten by the
l'(ind.f affection. May there rise above
this, their last resting place, marble slabs
to mark 'he place as sacred to the nation s
care, and may the morinng sun ever kiss
the green sod above their dust emblematic
of our love and affection.
"I accept the sacred trust of th honored
dead," roblled Captain Scott. There was
many & fnrtlve tear brushed from mois
tened eyes by this simple but Impressive
"Attention!" came the command In sharp
tones from the big sergeant In command
of the artillery company. There was a
rapid, concerted movement along the double
file of soldiers at the head of the grave.
Another command and every gun was
pointed over the long rows of caskets. In
quick succession three sharp volleys
crashed noisily. Out of the ranks stepped
a bugler and with Impressive deliberation
the solemn, quavering notes of the last
bugle call over the dead sounded far out
over the bay. waking the echoes far down
among the rugged rocks below.
The crowd turned and walked away. The
naval reserve boys cost their flowers upon
the coffins. Thus they burled the Ben
gjtr low Dead.
A careful compilation of the casualties
was made by the Associated Press at
, o'clock tonight, and Is as follows:
Burled In military cemetery at Fort Rose
crans today, forty-seven: dead now In
morgt.es. eleven, awaiting shipment to rela
tives: dead In fire room of Bennington still
unrecovered, two. Total dead, sixty. In
jured at various hospitals, forty-nine. Miss
ing, sixteen. Orand total, 128.
. Of tb Injured at hospitals seven or eight
re expected to die. Forty-nine bodies were
taken to the cemetery today, but two were
brought back upon telegraphic orders for
shipment which reached here after they had
been started for the cemetery.
Ensign Perry's body has been embalmed
and will be taken to the naval cemetery
ftnrareon Ordered to Ran Diego.
WASHINGTON, July a.-Offlcials of thj
bureau of navigation were at the Navy de
partment today to receive telegrams from
Ban Diego regarding the Bennington dis
aster. Acting Secretary Parting of the navy
came In from his country home and was
at the department today. He has sent to
the president copies of all telegrams re
ceived from the naval officers at Ban Plego
and a full account of all that the depart
ment haa done.
By the direction of the acting secretary.
Burgeons Means, McCullough and Klndle
berger of the navy were ordered by the
surgeon general from Ban Francisco to Ban
Rear Admiral Goodrich, commander of
the Pacific station, who Is expected to reach
Ban Plego Thursday, la clothed by the reg
ulations with f v authority to order such
Investigation "Ww deems necessary, and
by a board oft - "rs or by a court of In
quiry, which wM determine what further
action may be necessary. With his flagship,
the Chicago, and the Iris at San Piego, he
will have a sufficient number of officers
from which to appoint an Investigating
board. It is expected that he will be In
constant communication with the depart
ment from the moment he takes hold at
Ban Plego, fully advising the officials here
of the steps he may take,
Will Float the Bennington.
In telegrams coming to the department
over night from Captain Drake, that officer
announced that he expected eventually to
float the Bennington. Ha stated also that
be ordered a board of investigation to de
termine the extent of damage done to the
bull and machinery. The captain stated
that be would need two more officers to
relieve those who have been on constant
duty since the disaster. The department
at ones ordered Lieutenants Michel and
Latimer, on the receiving ship Independ
ence at Mara Island, to proceed forthwith
to Ban Piego. Captain Drake says the sur-
' vlvlng officers and crews have been doing
noble work, but It Is shown by his tele
grams that the officers have remained
aboard, but because the crews' quarters
are unhabitable It has been necessary to
quarter them In the army barracks. Act
ing Beorelary Parting has given Captain
Drake full authority to employ all civilian
doctors ncces'uiry and to purchase all med
ical supplies needed and to take all meas
ures required to relieve the suffering of
the wounded and to care for the dead.
Fesr Hon Bodies Recovered.
Captain Drake reported from Ban Plego
today the recovery of the bodies of Frank
de Curtor.l, oiler, and Dwight N. Holland,
Greatly Improved by Leaving; OsT
The manager of an extensive creamery
In Wisconsin states that while a regular
coffee drinker, he found It Injurious to his
health and a hindrance to the perform
aaee of his business duties.
) r "I cannot say," he continues, "that
ever used coffee to excess, but I know
that It did me harm, especially during the
t pact few years.
, t Zk impaired my digestion, gave me
' distressing sense of fullness In the region
of the stomach, causing a most painful
and disquieting palpitation of the heart
and what, is worse, It muddled my mental
faculties so as to seriously injur my bust-
'1 concluded, about I months ago, that
something would have to be dons. I quit
the us of th old kind of coffee, short off,
and began to drink Postuna Food Coffee.
Th cook dldn t make It right at first
she didn't boll It long enough, and I did
not Ond It palatable and quit using It and
went back to th old kind of coffee and to
th stomach trouble again. Then my wife
look th matter la band, and by following
th direction on the box, faithfully, she
had. so drinking Postura for several days
before I knew It, When I happened to re
mark that I was feeling much batter than
1 had for a long time, ah told me that
had bea drinking Postum, and that ao
counted for It Now w have no other kind
of coffee on our table.
"Mr digestion haa been- perfectly , re
stored, and with this Improvement has
com relief from the oppressive sens of
fullness and palpitation of th heart, that
used to bother me so, and I note such
gain in mental strength and aouteness that
I an attend to my office work with as
and pleasure and without making the mis
takes that were so annoying to me while
I was using the old kind of coffee.
"Postum Food Coffee is the greatest table
drink of the times. In my humble estima
tion." Nam given by Postuna Co. Battle
Creak. Mich. . ,
2'hcr a reason,
fireman, econd-olaaa, from the wreck, and
in another telegram he announced that the
bodies of C. B. Carter, fireman, second
class, and an unidentified sailor had been
recovered from the ship's hold.
The revised list as given out today makes
a total of forty-nine identified dead of
ficially reported to the department and one
unidentified body. The moment the de
partment Is officially advised of the finding
of an additional body a telegram tn sent to
the nearest relative of the deceased an
nouncing the death and expressing the sym
pathy of the department.
The list of dead officially announced to
day, as compared with the official list of
yesterday, makes these corrections:
Edward Brewster Ferguson, Instead of B.
Ferguson; Frederick John Oelss, Instead
of C. J. Oelss; Oscar Frederick Nelson, not
C. F. ;. Michael Oeorge Qulnn, not N. O.,
and Harry Fay Saunders, not A. F. Saunders.
CZAR MEETS KAISER
(Continued from First Page.)
to use Its Influence for the best Interests
of Its ally.
Until now both parties have succeeded
In keeping their respective programs from
publicity and therefore assertions ema
nating from various quarters purporting
to specify the claims of either side are
It Is the universal 4?s;r that the result
of the conference will be a cessation of
the hostilities, while the hope Is expressed
that Russia will be able to And an Issue
from Its awkward situation without sacri
ficing Its national self-respect.
London Newspapers Alarmed.
IO N DON. July ft. The London newspa
pers this morning note with inquietude the
sudden resolve of Emperor Nicholas to visit
Emperor William and all kinds of specula
tion are Indulged In as to the possible mo
tives for and the results of such a mo
mentous Interview at a time when so many
difficult problems are facing European di
plomacy. The Moroccan and Scandinavian
questions are regarded as possible subjects
for discussion, and It Is also supposed that
the reactionary party In Russia may have
succeeded In persuading the emperor of the
Impolicy of permitting M. Wltte to conclude
a peace on a basis acceptable to France and
Great Britain. '
All the correspondents agree that the In
terview was of Emperor William's seeking
and the result Is awaited with the greatest
Preparations for Conference.
PORTSMOUTH. N. H.. July 2S.-Prepara-tlons
for the peace conference are progress
ing rapidly and satisfactorily, and by Au
gust I, the day on which the plenipoten
tiaries are expected to reach Portsmouth
from Oyster Bay on board the Mayflower
nd the Dolpln, all will be In readiness for
theta reception. The Washington govern
ment and the state of New Hampshire are
co-operating in the effort to make the sur
roundings of ths conference as suitable as
possible and are receiving generous assist
ance from the people of Portsmouth and
th adjacent villages of Ktttery, Me., where
the navy yard Is located, and Newcastle,
N. H., near which the plenipotentiaries will
have quarters In the Hotel Wentworth.
Mr. Felrce, the third assistant secretary
of state, who Is acting for th president
In directing the arrangements, left tonight
for Washington, where he will provide for
th shipment of the necessary furniture
for the equipment of the navy general store,
which Is to be used for the sessions of the
conference. As this equipment will be
f no use to the government after th con
ference Is over, It will be rented. Mr.
Pelrce will spend tomorrow In Its selection
nd It should be In place early net week.
Before leaving for Washington Mr. Pelrce
had a conference with Rear Admiral Mead,
commandant of the navy yard, regarding
th details yet to be arranged In connec
tion with th reception of the mission and
th session of the conference.
Tentative Program Arranged.
The tentative program is that the pleni
potentiaries shall land at the navy yard
and go Immediately to th office of th
commandant officially to pay their respects.
The arrival of the two missions will b
heralded by the firing of an ambassadorial
salute for each mission.
The marine guard, which has recently
increases, win renaer me prescribed sa
lutes and may escort the party from the
navy yard through th town of Ports
mouth to their quarters, a distance of
about five miles. As th navy yard is on
the main sido of the Plscataqua river, the
governor of New Hampshire will probably
receive the plenlpetentaries In Portsmouth
and formally welcome them to the state-
He will at the sore time extend to them
an Invitation to b th guests of the state
on a tour of the New Hampshire mountains
upon the conclusion of the negotiations.
The state of New Hampshire has already
requested to b permitted to bear th ex
pense of entertaining the plenlpotentartes
throughout the conference, which wll)
probeVy be granted, the Washington gov
ernment undertaking th entire expense
of th equipment of th quarter for the
Honor for Two State.
Two states will share the honor of being
connected with the great meeting, for
each day the plenipotentiaries will oome
from Newcastle, N. it., to Klttrey, Me.,
for their meetings. But th scene of con
tact wiU invariably be on th Main side
of th river. In th arrangements at the
Wentworth, car has been taken that each
mission may have th privilege of absolute
seclusion at all times. Although prac
tical ly identical In furnishings and general
desirability, th quarter for th Russian
and Japanese envoys ar In; opposite
wings of th hotels, each suit with lu
dining room and rcepUon rooms and each
It privat entrance. Both command views
of the ocean, all of the rooms facing on
th ocean side, and th suite set aside for
the chiefs of th two missions open onto
wide verandas, which will be exclusively
for their use.
Th envoy will b taken to the navy
yard when th wethr Is fair In launches
to b upplled by th navy.. Auiomooue
and carriages will take them arouna
through Portsmouth, a dtstanc of about
flv miles, when tn w earner is no i
pltiou or when they prefer th trip to a
rid by water. It la not xpeciea mat
ih aeuinna will commence much before
t o'clock In the afternoon. If that early,
These details, however, and th number
nf uuiAni aach day. wllL of Course, b
i.r ,nirlv tn the nlenlDotent larlca, th
arrangement by the Washington govern
ment being confined entirely to the filling
up of comfortable and suitable quarters
and providing adequate provision against
Intrusion, and every effort lor toe per
sonal comfort of the envoys.
Amtatloo WIU Be PUeswtl.
From an authoritative source It is learned
that both missions expect that th ques
tion of an armlsUo will b th first ub.
lect broached after th conference is con
vened. The Japanese will Insist that this
be for a limited period and will. It Is be
lieved, suggest that one month. In their
opinion, will furnish adequate tlm for
th conference to complete lu work. The
signing of the truce, will. It is expected,
form the first chapter of the negotiations.
Throughout Portsmouth and the vicinity
the keenest Interest Is displayed In the
conference and the people ar taking
much pride In the arrangements. The out
look I that the plenipotentiaries will have
far more Invitation for entertainments
and excursions than It wlQ be possible for
'them to accept. ......
WORK OF STATE EQUALIZERS
Hones and Mules on List Ars Boosted to a
Valuation of $1,084,438,
INCREASES SO FAR MADE ARE SMALL
Bolt Clancy Gets la vrlth a Protest
that Other Interests Are Not
Taxed Heavily a th
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, July 23.-(8peclal.) During
the last two or three days the State Board
of Equalisation has done rapid work In
equalizing between the valuations of the
various counties. Secretary Bennett has
tabulated the several Items of property
of each county and the board Is taking up
these Items separately. So far it has con
cluded Its valuations of live stock and
Monday it probably will finish wheat, oats,
etc. The .total valuation of horses as
Axed by the board Is $1,010,030, to reach
which sum the board Increased the val
uation in seventy-four counties, while one
county was reduced and fifteen counties
only remained the same as returned by
the county assessors. The value of mules
waa placed at $74,408.
Most of the Increases have been from
to 10 per cent and it Is argued by some
persons who have been before the boara
that this small Increase will not even pay
for the time and trouble of the county
clerks In adding the Increase to the sev
eral Hems of property. Especially, It Is
claimed, is this true on horses, mules
and sheep. A number of county assessors
and others have been before the board, but
not one has asked that his assessment
be decrease!. Those who appeared merely
did so for the purpose of explaining certain
assessments to the board.
So far only two kicks have been regis
tered, one by the merchants of Lincoln
against the merchants of Omaha, and the
other by the Union Pacific Railroad com
pany through its assistant tax commis
sioner, Robert J. Clancy. - Mr. Clancy
looked over the returns made by the county
assessors and at once concluded they were
too low as compared with the assessment
of his railroad and promtly filed his pro
test, glylng by per cent the exact amount
the merchandise, moneys, credits, land and
all other property was too low, but without
any proof except his own word for It.
The merchants of Lincoln have their
Inning to prove their charges against
the Omaha merchants a week from tomor
row, at which time Omaha merchants will
be called before the board, tognther fwlth
the assessing officers. This protest may
possibly be the means of both Douglas
county and Lancaster county merchants
getting a raise, as It seems to be the
general Impression that "both are too low.
The board will meet every day until its
labors ar concluded.
Railway Mall Clerk' Convention.
Th Sixth division convention of the Rail
way Mall association will hold Its ann.ial
meeting In this city July 27. This division
consists of the Mates of Illinois, Iowa, Ne
braska, Wyoming and the Black Hills dis
trict of Bouth Dakota. There will be a
representative gathering of railway postal
clerks from these states. The official head
quarters of the convention will be at the
The offloers of the division association
are: W. H. Rlddell, president. PeKalb, III.,
and G. T. Llndell, secretary-treasurer,
Cedar Rapids, la. In addition to the offi
cers of the association, the following are
expected to be present: J. A. Kedwell of'
Columbus. O., national president: J. F.
Johnson of Kansas City, national vice pres
ident; 3. Lk West of Chicago, superintend
ent of the Sixth division railway mall
service, and H. F. Shearer of Omaha, chief
clerk. J. M. Butler of this city Is chief
clerk of the railway lines in the frYiuth
Platte country, covering over 6,000 miles
of road. The entertaining of the delegates
and visitors devolves upon Mr. Butler and
his men, about 200 In number.
The convention will be addressed by the
national and division officers, Mayor F. W.
Brown and Congressman B. M. Pollard.
Matters of Interest to the service will be
discussed, and the feature of a retirement
plan for old and disabled clerks will receive
consideration. There is also considerable
agitation among clerks as to the removal
of the national headquarters from Ports
mouth, Nt H., the present location, to a
more centrally located point. After the ad
journment the visitors will be Invited to
visit the sulpho-sallne baths at the Sani
tarium. In the evening a smoker will be
given In the Lindoll hotel, and there will
be more speaking on that ocoaalon.
Seventy-five delegates have been appor
tioned to this convention and twice as
many visiting railway postal clerks are ri-
pected to be present.
tat Fair Educational Exhibit.
The educational exhibit at ths state fair.
September 4 to 8, will occupy three times
the space heretofore allotted to the schools
of the state. Fit times the usual amount
Is offered In prises, $82$ worth of prizes and
ninety-two diplomas being offered. Of th
total 721 prise, 2 ar general, 219 ar for
town and city schools and 476 are exclu
sively for rural schools. Colleges also come
In for prises, and individual work has not
A model rural school will occupy the
center space opposite th south entrano.
This will be up-to-date In seating, lighting,
heating, blackboards, maps, charts, libra
ries, wall finishing, decorations, desks, eto.
Work of pupils will be on exhibition as In
an Ideal rural school, and In charge of the
room will be a model teacher, who will ex
plain to visitors any features exhibited.
Box Butt county will Illustrate its prod
ucts of horses, cattle and potatoes by fig
ures made of potatoes, and Perkins county
will b on hand with th "staff of life" rep
resented by the cactus plant as trained In
the west to furnish food for hogs, cattle and
The following counties have to date re
served space for a county exhibit: Boono,
Box Butte, Buffalo, Burt, Cedar, Chase,
The wind was against him
He had to tack
And trim sail, too!
Such a cargo of feed
Drinks hot and cold
1 Make a fellow unsea
worthy But good skippers recom
mend Red Raven
A mineral water which is
pleasant to use and certain to
clear away all ill effects that
come from errors in dietary
Be sure to tell your friend that
Red Raven is a wonderful liver
mover, stomach settler and sys
tem renovator. . . ,
sals svsnrwher Prkclis
Colfax, Deuel, Dodge, Dundy, Fillmore,
Franklin, Gage. Hamilton. Holt, Jefferson,
Johnson, Lancaster IJncoln, Logan, Mer
rick, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Perkins, Tierce,
Polk. Richardson, Rock, Seward, Sioux and
LAW OF XF.OOTIAnLK l9TRt MESTS
Changes Made la Statute by the Lata
LINCOLN, July 23 (Special. -Jut what
changes have', been made by the new Ne
braska law Of negotiable Instruments Is
suoclntTy explained by the following, fur
nished by the First National Bank of Lin
coln by Its lawyers and. being distributed
by the bank in a printed folder:
After a thorough examination of the ne
gotiable Instrument law passed by the lust
legislature we have oome to the conclusion
that it changes the existing law in this
state In five particulars.
1. Section 64 of the new lew Is its fol
lows: "(Liability vof Irregular Indorser.)
Where a person not otherwise a rwrty to
an Instrument places thereon his signature
in blank before dfllvery, he Is liable as in
dorser in accordance with the following
If the Instrument Is payable to the order
of the third person, he is liable to the payee
and to all subsequent parties. If the in
strument is payable to the order of
the maker or drawer, or is payable to
bearer, he Is liable to all parties subse-
?uent to the maker or drawer. If he signs
or the accommodation cf the payee, he is
liable to all parties subsequent to the
The question here Involved (when the
Instrument was payable to the order of a
third person) was before th supreme
court in the case of Salisbury against Na
tional Bank of Cambridge, 17 Neb., 872. The
syllabus is as follows:
"A person, other than a payee, who signs
his nume In blank upon the back of a
promissory note at the time of its execu
tion, and before its delivery to the payee.
Is. as to a subsequent bonatlde holder for
value, liable thereon as a Joint maker."
The principle announced in this case was
re affirmed In Drexcl against Pusey, 57 Neb.
SO, with the modification that as between
the original parties and those not Innocent
purchasers the true character of the obli
gation assumed might be shown by parol.
Under the negotiable Instrument act In all
cases one signing his name In blank upon
the back of a promissory note before Je
llyery is liable as endorser and to be held
the necessary steps to make n endorser
liable must be taken nt Inn maturltv of
the note. Harriet against Holdrege, 103 N. t
" was a case wnere me note was
payable to the order of the maker; and,
the supreme court held, as the law Is laid
down in the negotiable Instrument act, that
the defendants who wrote their names on
the back of the note were endorsers.
I. Section 85 of the law under considera
tion abolishes grace.
8. Section 5 of the new law provides in
reference to notice of a dishonor of ne
gotiable Instrument as follows: "The no
tice may be tn writing or merely oral, and
may be given in any terms which suf
ficiently Identify the instrument, and in
dicate that It has been dishonored by non
acceptance or nonpayment. It may In all
cases be given by delivering it personally
or through the mails.
This section changes the law its an
nounced in Forbes against Omaha National
iu iNeo.,- isx, and as recognised In
Phelps against Stocking, 21 Neb., 443. and
Hendershot against Nebraska National
bank. 25 Neb.. 127, in that It permits a no
tice of dishonor to be given through the
mails even where the parlies resided at the
same place. Under the above mentioned
decisions it was necessary to give personal
notice where the parties resided at the same
place. The negotlatbie Instrument act now
permits notice of dishonor to be given
through the malls In all cases.
, Section 131 of the new law is as follows:
The aoceptnace of a bill Is the significa
tion by the drawee of his assent to the
order of the drawer. The acceptance must
be In writing and signed by the drawee.
It must not express that the drawee will
perform his promise by any other means
than his payment of money."
In Farmers' and Merchants' bank against
Dunb ler, 32 Neb., 487, it was held that a
verbal acceptance of a check by the drawee
is valid and binding as if the acceptance
was n writing. The same rule under this
decision would have extended to bills of
By the new law acceptance now can only
be given In writing.
t. Section 1K8 of the new law is as fol
lows: "A check of itself does not operate
as an assignment of any part of the funds
to the credit of thrudrawer with bank, and
the bank Is not lfble to the' holder un
less and until U a'ceepts or certifies the
It will be noticed that the last clause pro
vides that a bank is not liable to the
holder unless and until It accepts or certi
fies the check. This changes the law as
announced In Fonner against Smith, 81
Neb.. lo7, and as recognised In Columbia
National bank against German National
bank. 66 Neb., 803. It was held In these
cases that a check drawn on funds In a
bank Is appropriation of the amount of the
of the check In favor of the holder thereof
-ln effect an assignment of the amount of
the check; and Oie holder, upon refusal of
the bank to pay the Bame, where such
funds have pot been drawn out before its
presentation, may bring an action thereon
in his own name.
Under the new law if a bank refuses to
fay a check upon presentation, although
t has funds of the drawer sufficient to
do so the holder thereof cannot maintain
a suit against the bank "unless it has ac
cepted or certified the check."
FAILS TO EMTER NAVAL ACADEMY
Teoamseh Yonngr Man Unable to Pas
TECUMSEH. Neb.. July 23. (Snenial 1
Thomas Bridges, a young man whose horn
Is In Sterling, and who Is the son of John
Bridges of that town, Is a very disap
pointed person. All his life he has aspired
to a cadetshlp In the United States naval
school at Annapolis, and having finished
ins eaucauonai worky which was of a
preparatory sort, he was fortunate enough
to secure an annolntment anrf rrAr.A .
report at Annapolis for examination. This
ne am some three or four weeks ago. In
a mental way Mr. Bridges passed a splendid
examination, out he was somewhat 4efl.i.r,
from a physical standpoint. The officers
or me school took a liking to Bridges and
suggested that he go to Baltimore and
enter a hospital there for a 811 PAT I PA 1 r rw a r
tlon. which operation It was believed would
causa him to come up to the requirements
of the rules of the Institution, for Mr.
Bridges Is apparently a fine specimen of
manhood. Accordingly he entered the hos
pital and the operation was performed, but
the result was not up to expectations, and
Mr. Bridges Is barred from the naval school
on account of a slight insufficiency of
physique. He has written a letter home
that he will soon return to Nebraska, his
ambitions to become a member of Uncle
Bam navy having amounted to naught to
Hows of Nebraska.
WEST PIONT The total assessed valua
tion of Cuming county lias finally been
declared to be 343.834 'higher than Ust
TECUM SEH-Wllllam Ida. formerly a res
ldent of this city, was the victim of a rail
road accident in St. Joseph. Mo., and will
lose both feet.
SUTHERLAND In view of the prospect
for an Increased business at the local sta
tion, the Union Pacific i having nearly
1,ia feet of new siding put in th yards
FALLS CITT-A few days ago, while
Dr. Hannah Fleming was In a pasture
east of town looking after some fine stock
she had there, ah Jumped over a small
ditch and broke the bone of her left
WEST POrNT The town of Wlsner In
this county will hold the third annual stock
show and fair In that vi!l:a on September
13 and 14. These annual shows have be
come a fixture there and ar regarded as
TECUMSEH-C. M. Bee, who has con
ducted tiie Tecumseh candy kitchen and ice
cream parlor for about ten years, yesterday
sold his business to Mrs. W. H. D. Ludlow
and will give possession at once. Mr. g4
came to this city from Kearney, aud it is
probable he will return to that city.
TECUMSEH C. W. Pool, who has been
In ths newupaper business In this city for
perhaps twenty-five years, left tor Colorado
today, where he seeks a change of cllnials
at the suggestion of his physician. For
some tim he has been suffering with a
pulmonary trouble and bis friends are
alarmed at bis condition.
OSCEOLA-Mrs. Mary Klrby has filed
suit for divorce from Charles E. Klrby.
oa the ground that he is cruel and fails
to provide a sumclenl maintenance for
ber support, and she also asks that she
have the custody of their 4-year-old boy.
fell haa eni!o)ed the firm of Beebc si
Johnston to pruaecute her claim.
WEST POINT The local Electrlo com
pany plant will be materially improved in
I He uer future. A new compound engine
and two thirty-five kilowatt generators on
the connected unit sslem will be installed
And th light ssteoi will be rewired oa.
the thre-wlre plan throughou'.. The con
tract has rwn let to the Westlnghouse
flee trie and Manufacturing company of
FALLS CITY More than i.nno dead fish
were discovered floating about the lakes
of George Abbott north of town, and Joe
Culp, south nt town, one morning last
week. The lakes were stocked a year or
two ago with catfish and crapples. It is
thought the lakes were dynamited or lime
used. Why it was done or oy whom, has
not yet been discovered.
SCHUYLER The first load of this year s
wheat was brought to the local mill last
week by John Denning. The wheat fulfilled
all of the early promises, testing sixty-five
pounds and yielding about thirty to thirty
five bushels to the acre. The kernels are
large, fat and hard, and declared by all the
farmers to be the best grade yielded In
years. The mill received about 8.000 bushels
TECUMSEH Secretary Al Russell of .he
Southeastern Nebraska Fruit Growers'
soclntlon, has called a meeting of the as
sociation for Auburn, next Wednesday. At
that time a constitution and b!aw will
be adopted and other matter to the Interest
of the members disposed of. The society
reports good progress with the transporta
tion companies In the way of securing bet
ter shipping rates this year.
SUTHERLAND Engineers have been at
work during the past few days chaining
the propoaed route of the new branch of
the Keith and Lincoln Counties irrigation
company ditch, with a view to ascertaining
the feasib.iiU' and cost of tunneling
through the big hill west of Sutherland
about four miles. Water is now brought
from the North Platte river by way of
a cut through the hills north of town, and
It la thought that by building a canal
on the proposed route the benefit to the
territory through which It would pass
would be very great.
WEST POINT The Nebraska Telephone
cor.ipany Is extending Its rural line from
Monterey three and ono-half miles south
to the line of Dodge and Cuming counties.
This company Is constantly, actively en
gaged in covering the rural districts with
telephone lines and In a short time expects
to nave eveiy Important district In the
county connected with the central office
at West Point.
COLUMBUS Conductor C. 8. Raney of
the Burlington, who was shot in the foot
July 4, is st his home in this city and Is
able to hobble about on crutches. The
ball Is still In his foot and will not be re
moved unless It should give him trouble.
Mr. Kaney was In charge of an excursion
train between Lincoln and Seward at the
time of the accident, and some enthusiaatlo
eclebrator was using loaded cartridges.
Who did tne shooting was never ascer
tained. SUTHERLAND Crops of all kinds have
improved wonderfully In the past two
weeks, and conlous showers during the
past few days have enhanced the optimism
of the farmers. While a small per cent
of the acreage of sugar beets was almost
destroyed by the floods of the early part
of the season, it is thought that the crops
generally, will yield pretty satiaracioruy.
The hay crop was never better, and small
grains will go, in many places, as high
as fifty bushels to the acre.
flPH TTYI.TTR At a mnetina of the vice
presidents of the Colfax County Old Set
tlers' association, f 'd at the office of a.
H. Wells, county Juage, last Saturday aft
ernoon, It was decided to hold the annual
reunion and picnic at Schuyler, September
7. The Old Settlers' association was organ
ised August 23. 1602. Any person wno nas
resided in Colfax county for twenty-one
years or more Is eligible to membership.
Picnics have been held every year since
the association organlied and the attend
ance has been exceptionally good. Indica
tions point to a large attendance ana tne
biggest time yet for the picnic this year.
VETERANS BURY THEIR CHIEF
Fnncral of Late General Blaelcmar
Held on Snnday nt
BOSTON, Mass., July 23. Veterans of thi
civil war, Sons of Veterans, members of
the Woman's Relief corps and other patri
ots societies today paid honor to the late
General Wllmon W. Blackmar, whose fu
neral was held in this city, where less than
a year ago, a the national encampment of
the Jrand Army of the RepuDllc, ne was
During the morning the body lay In state
in Memorial hall at the statehouse, sur
rounded by the battle flags borne by the
troops of the commonwealth during the
civil war. f
The casket was draped with the national
colors and guarded by comrades of B. W.
Kinsley post No. 113, of which General
Blackmar was the flrst commander. Ten
thousand persons passed through the hall
and gased on the faoe of the dead com
mander. Early In the afternoon thirty Massachu
setts posts of the Grand Army, led by De
partment Commander James H. Wolff and
followed by the funeral party and Troop
D of the First battalion of the state cav
alry, escorted the body to the Second Uni
tarian church, of which General Blackmar
wm a member. The funeral was conducted
by Rev. A. H. Horton, chaplain of the
Among the honorary pallbearers were
Lieutenant Governor Curtis Guild, Jr.,
fonner Secretary of the Nevy John D.
Long, former Governor John L. Bates,
former Governor John Q. A. Brackett, Gen
eral E. R. Cliamplin, Mayor Patrick A. Col
lins, Colonel William H. Olln and General
E. P. Clark.
At the conclusion of the services at the
church the body was escorted by Troop D
to Cedar Grove cemetery, where Interment
took place In the Blackmar lot, overlook
ing the Neponset river.
TEA IN TABLOID FORM
Good Qnality of It Ised and Enjoyed
by Russian Officers la
Compressed tea is common enough In Si
beria, but so far as I know, an unknown
commodity in this country. It is an ordi
nary black tea, which is very widely used
by the Burlats of the trans-Baikal region,
by whom the herb thus prepared is drunk.
flavored with salt and sour cream. Sugar
would be preferred, of course, but it Is
either unattainable or too high priced
coating, as It does, from 75 cents to $1 a
The compressed tea Is of, a very good
quality. Just now It Is of Interest because
It Is used by th Russian officers In
Manchuria. The tea Is compressed by
superb modern machinery, evidence of
which la afforded by the splendid specimen
of die-sinking on the' tablet Itself. Such
has been the pressure employed that th
formerly soft and yielding leaves assume
the appearance of a hard tile, which can
with difficulty be cut with a knife. As a
general rule, a mallet or hammer Is used
to break oft a piece, very much as if th
tablet were of stone.
The tea employed Is a straight Suction-,
which needs no cream because nature has
given It a slightly creamy taste and also
ons that Is feebly saccharine, so that It
requires less sugar than other teas. In
flavor this compressed tea can not be
compared with the natural herb. It is
much flatter In taste, but possesses the
same stimulating properties. A piece the
else of a thimble is sufficient for a large
strong cup. No teapot is necessary,
Bcaldlng water is poured on the nugget
tn a cup and In a few minutes the tea is
No cementing agent whatever ts used In
compressing high-grade teas not even sug
ared water nor artificial heat. The little
heat that Is generated In compression
starts the tannic acid In the leaves, which
Is all the adhesive required to hold the
block together. A tablet thus compressed
may be exposed to soaking rains with little
danger of Injury. As a general rule, how
ever, compressed tea Is kept In worsted
The official Russian compressed tea is
not obtainable in Europe outnlde of Rus
sia. Scieiitiflo American-
In case of constipation, peritonitis, etc.,
panto Is averted by curing yourself with
Dr. King's New Life PilU. Ztc For sale by
Sherman MoConncU rug Co,
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Armour Company Leads Off in Movement
to Abolish Brook Nuisance,
will ERECT A STACK 247 FEET HIGH
Removal of Garbaac I Dreonlac Si
crlon question In Magle City
line Recent Flood Innadated
Road to River.
For years the people of Bouth Omaha
have complained al-out the smoke from
the packing houses and the disagreeable
odor from the fertillier plants. In order to
abate the smoke nuisance as fur as pos
sible the Armour company Is erecting a
mammoth stack which is to be 247 feet In
height. This stack ts now up to a height
of 175 feet and the work Is being pushed.
The contractor for tiie stack has a time
limit to September 1, but expects to com
plete the stack by August 15, When the
connections nm made and the eight steel
stacks torn down Soutlt Omaha will hardly
be troubled from smoke from this plant.
Since the Armour people were so willing
to abate as far as possible the smoke
nuisance an effort Is N-Ing made to Induce
members of tbe council to call on the other
packers with a view to haying big stacks
erected. As the Swift plant Is located on
lower ground than the others the smoke
from these stacks Is disagreeable at times.
It Is understood that th packers will b
requested by the city authorities to erect
smokestacks high enough to carry off the
smoke from the boiler fires and If possible
carry off odors arising from the tank rooms
and the fertiliser departments. It does not
appear to b th intention at this time
to pass any ordinances regarding the smoke
rulsance, but to appoint a committee to
call upon the managers of the packing
homes and make a request. Action regard
ing ordinances will be determined In ac
cordance with the reception the committee
Most Consider Oarbae Qoestlon.
Since the high water there has not been
a road to the river that haulers of garbage
can reach the former dumping grounds.
The consequence Is that great deal of
garbage remain unmoved and the alleys
are getting Into a condition where atten
tion should be paid to them.
The city sanitary Inspector la away on a
vacation and even If here he could hardly
enforce the moving of refuse when the city
ha failed to provide suitable dumping
grounds. This question of a good road to
the river has caused city officials a great
deal of worry In the last decade. It seems
that there Is always a fuss about the
dumping ground and the city has been put
to a great deal of expense In making a roaa
nd buying a right-of-way to the river.
After a right-of-way had been paid for the
river rose and caused a general moving out
of those on the banks. Now that the water
has subsided the mud Is so deep that teams
cannot get through and consquently the
regular haulhig of garbage has been Inter
fered with. While some of the city officials
consider the matter seriously, others de
clare that no more money should be spent
at this time In making a road to the river,
as winter will be along before a great while
and th old dumping ground can then be
Vlndoct Needs Repair.
The roadway on the east span of the Q
street viaduct Is In a condition that makes
the drivers of vehicles watch carefully. Not
that there Is any danger of the planking
breaking, but the surface Is such that the
condition Is really disgraceful to the city.
Boards of all kinds, shapes and thickness
hav been nailed over holes. It was ex
pected by the city that when the railroads
started to make repairs to the west end of
the bridge that the entire viaduct would
be planked. No action has been taken by
the council on this matter and It Is hardly
worth while, ar th railroad companies re
sponsible ' for th repairs assert that the
bridge will be planked as soon as material
arrives. The rumor Is still afloat that there
Is a desire in certain quarters to have this
bridge condemned and permit th railroad
companies to build another south of the
Conncll Meeting; Tonight.
From the present outlook there Is not
much to be done at the meeting of the
council to be held tonight. Bids for the
grading of Seventeenth street from Mis
souri avenue to I street are to be received
and there la a possibility of a report on the
Twenty-fourth street paving ordinance.
There will hardly bo any expenditure of
money as the 1906 levy will be available for
warrant after August 1. It Is possible that
the complaint of Ou Hamll In regard to
the laying of permanent sidewalks may be
considered and an Inspection of sidewalks
laid by outside contractor ordered.
Entirely Tpo Qolet.
Saturday night and Sunday th police
were not called upon to make an arrest.
Sunday the streets were almost deserted
and In some localltms a policeman wa
about the only living thing to b seen. At
polloe headquarters those on duty passed
the time telling yarns and watched the
clock for quitting time. Sunday certainly
beat the record for a quiet day.
Magle City Gossip.
Dr. Van Slyke is swsy on a fishing trip
to extend for several days.
Frank Coad of Hie Packers' National
bank expects to leave today for an east
Mike Culkln lesres this evening for
Chicago where he li.tends taking a boat tor
a trip to Buffalo.
Mrs. E. E. Darling Is home from Has
tings and other points where She visited
for a number of weeks.
South Omaha people have about gfven
up hope of getting the city hall bond case
up until the fall term of court.
Bouth Omaha people are more than
pleased to learn that ther is to be a reduc
tion In water rat to consumers with
An entertainment Is to be given at the
First Methodist Episcopal church on Tues
day evening for the benefit of Letter Meth
odist Episcopal church.
Work on the Interior arrangements of
the Updike elevab-r is being pushed. The
delay In the nonarrlval of some electrical
machinery Is causing some annoyance.
There seems to ! a general complaint
among the police that Judge King is en
tlrely too easy In regard to sentencing
vagrants to a few days on the rock pile.
An effort is to be made to awaken in
terest in the public library. The number
of books on hend is far short of the
demand and Souti Omaha people are urged
to contribute books of travel, history and
In stomach, back or bowels, are signs of
certain dangers, which Electric Bitters are
guaranteed to cure. 80o. For sale by Sher
man McConn. 11 Drug Co.
A son was born Sundsy to Mr. and Mrs.
William M. McBrlde. 112 North Twenty
While cieanlrg a horse yesterday at the
barn of Bun,ley Johnson. 417 South
Fourteenth etnet, Jack Dodge, hostler, was
severely kicked by a horse owned by Bmi
derland Bros. He sustained bruises on
the left eye and ear and a wound on the
back of the head. He wee taken to the
police station and attended by Police Bur
. ' l'
AT THE PLAY HOUSES.
Ferris Stork Company nt th floyd.
No matter what you call It. "mack:
Flag," "Brother Against Brother," or any
one of a dosen names, th piece presented
for tbe flrst half of th current week by
the Ferris Stock company at the Boyd
la a .fine example of the old school melo
drama, and falrty bristles with heroics.
The cast In the present Instance Is so ar
ranged as to give a full expression to th
fine rolling lines of the play, and It I
represented with seal and finish. All the
regular members of the company are es
pecially well located In the cast, but th
real hit of the bill la made by Mr. Thoma
Jefferson Kress, who was forced to go on
to present an extremely difficult role, th
company being short Just one man for th
full cast. His friends bad not suspecUetl
that the genial manager of the company
possessed such histrionic ability; but the
tribute paid him by Mr. Harry McKee at
the close of their great scene in the third
act last night was fully deserved. "Brother
Against Brother" wilt be the bill until
after Wednesday, with a special matlne
on Tuesday. .
REFORMER TALKS ON REFORM
Rimer E. Thomas Dilates on Graft
and Corruption tn Govern
"The Outlook for Civic Reform," was th
subject of Elmer E. Thomas, the speaker
at the second of the series of "lay ser
mons" given at the Hanscom Park Meth
odist church last night.
Mr. Thomas said it is the duty of th
government to make It an easy matter for
people to do light and to make It difficult
for them to do wrong. This, he said, I
the beginning of civic reform and th
proper and only way in which to start to
have a good, "moral" government.
"The grafters," Mr. Thomas declared,
"are divided Into three classes: First,
there Is the railroad 'grafter,' the man
who goes Into the legislature and buys
the votes of the lawmakers for a considera
tion. Then there Is th publlo service
grafter, th telephone company, th gas
company, the water company and th
street railway company. These corpora
tions all have the tendency to corrupt pub
lic morals tn the carrying on of the graft
whereby they may receive a lesser amount -of
taxation than that which their property
Is actually assessed. Then comes the pub
"I do not mean to say that all of th
public officials in Omaha are grafter as
the ordinary term of the word Implies, but
many of them are.' Hei- Mr. Thoma
stated that it was much easier for a pollco
officer to do his duty, and he would much
prefer to do his duty, and would do so
If he were not getting a compensation for
After delivering a severe invective)
against the police and other municipal of
ficers, Mr. Thomas turned his attention to
The Omaha Bee, to phlch he paid soma of
his well known "reform" compliment.
The speaker for next Sunday night will
be W. 8. Rothery, office secretary of th
Toung Men s Christian association, who
will talk on "Th Toung Man and HI Op
Baron Komnrn at St. Panl. -
BT. PAUL; July 23. Baron Komura, th
Japanese envoy to th Russo-Japanes
peace conference, arrived In Bt. Paul at 1:45
this afternoon over the Great Northern
railway. While . no official welcome waa
accorded the baron and his party, they
were greeted at the station by several
hundred people, Included among whom
were city and state officials and prominent
St. Paul business and club men, beside
a large number of Japanese residents of
the Twin cities. The party left at :40
tonight on th Burlington road for Chi
cago. Harvey Will Los a Finger.
James Harvey, thought to be a laborer
going from Omaha to the South Dakota
harvest fields in search of work, wandered
down the Missouri Pacific tracks about 7:30
o'clock last evening and evidently fell
asleep on the ties. A switch engine ran
past where Harvey lay and his left hand
waa badly mangled. Harvey was unable
to give an account of the accident 'other
than to state that he fell asleep near the
tracks. Police Surgeon J. F. Langdon
dressed the injured member. The index
finger on the injured hand will likely have
to be amputated. Harvey was given lodg
ing at the city Jail over night.
Wife Mnrder and Bnleld.
PHILADELPHIA, July tl.-Wllllam Hol
royd, aged 'U years, snot and killed his
wife, Lillian, aged 17 years, today, and
then committed suicide by sending a bul
let into his heart. The youthful couple
were married a year ago, and today's
tragedy was the result of frequent quarrel
during tbe last three weeks.
to cure Indigestion is largely due to the old
theory that when the stomach become
Inactive It neens something to mechani
cally digest Its contents, and cathartics,
purgatives, etc.. are used, which give only
temporary relief, because they digest by
Irritating the lining of the stomach.
Modern science recognises the fact that
It is the nerves that furnish motive power
to digest the contents of the stomach.
The nerves agitate and mix the food,
and atlmulate the secretions. When they
become weakened they lack energy, and
Indigestion, dyspepsia, sour stomach result,
will retleve obstinate cases of indigestion,
dyspepsia and stomach trouble by strength
ening these nerves.
"I had severe stomach trouble. Dr.
Miles' Nervine, and Nerve and Liver Pills
cured me. I can now eat anything with
L. C. O'BRIEN, Winston-Salem. N. T.
The first bottle will benefit, If not, th
druggist will return your money.
Ilih I Tonight, Tuesday and Wed.-Mat.
l ues. ana v ea.
Al llSt BROTHER AGAIKST BROTHER
Rirj Bat. and Sunday
sin. W w
Prices, 10-l4-c. Mats., any seat, 10c
Alamito Dairy Farm Milk
in Bottles tvt
Bhe CALUMET )a
rHAOLI AID COLLEGES.
tT MILITARY ACADEMY
sr OUUM and larsM In Mittl West,
4 Jg al Maia-or), ato.
tTtb year. New fireproof building. Uodsr
equipment. Delightful luvatlon. Number
limited. Btrong faculty. Trorouga mili
tary and aoaaaiuio department. local
tvL Albert M. Jaokaoa. AJf rv14t
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