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TTIE OMATTA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 16, 1005.
Daring Juljr ao4
August w clot
Wednesday morning we will pluce on sppclnl sale all our fine Bed Pprends
at extra law rrices.
All our ll.r.0 Fringed Pfd Spreads in this snip f 1.2S each.
, All our Fringed Hod Spread In thin sale $1.88 each.
All our f2.75 Fringed Hod Spreads In this unle $t.l8 each.
All our $.1.0i Fringed Kcd Sprends In this cale $2.2H each
All our $3..V Fringed lied Spreads In this sale $2.87 each.
All our 4rV Fringed Hod Spreads In this sale each.
All our $4.2" Fringed Heck Spreads In this sale $3.28 each.
Tlie.uew autumn colored and black Dress floods are here.
This is the one place to see the newest and freshest weaves from the lead
ing dress good mills of the world. Never
extremely pretty ns they are this season.
urae anil view-Hie many pretty things
Special Notlee Saturday, Aug. 19,
clearing sale of colored and black silk remnants, as well as many dress patterns
of this season's most leBiitiful silks ever
ln our Sixteenth: street window. Hundreds
' Our new store is rapidly nearlng completion.
Y. M. C. A. Building, Cor. 16th and Douglas.
the newspaper corps in securing Informa
tion.1 . i blsenaaloav on Sakhalin.
Tha discussion on Sakhalin went far
enough to demonatrnfg the determined op
position of Russia an there had not been
the slightest sign of yielding when the
agreement Waa made to reserve a decision
on the article until i later. Competent
Japanese authorities, --however, Insist that
Japan will never abandon thla point. They
declare,' however, that 'Baron Komura and
Mr. Takahlra will go to the extreme Umtt
to aeoura. tbe basis ,.tt the "Treaty of
Washington." They do not pretend to
say that they are assured the treaty will
be signed. They do not even say tonight
that they are hopeful. Their position may
be thus 'uruMnclally stated: Japan's pleni
potentiaries will oontlnue the negotiations
as far as possible 'Without yielding on
those points, which Japan has decided are
essential demands. If, after this earnest
effort. It, la Impossible to reach an agree
ment with. M. Wltte and Baron Rosen,
Japan will announce that further negotia
tions are useless and her plenipotentiaries
will regretfully take leave of the president
and the Japanese government will Immedi
ately turn Jts attention to the campaign
in Manchuria.. It has been made plain by
Japan that both tides can conduct the
negotiations with a freer hand and make
concessions ' on certain points with less
danger of embarrassment by public opinion
at home If the , negotiations are kept se
cret. "The president has not only ceased all
efforts in th direction of an armistice, but
it la the feeling - among ' officials of the
Washington government that perhaps If
tha bases of the, 'negotiations are agreed
upon the oetual drafting of the treaty may
be hastened if there la n6 truce. Japan
long ago let It bo known, .that she would
net consent to an armistice until the suc
cess of the negotiation bod been assured
by an agreement upon the framework of
the treaty. 'and it now appears unlikely
that she will consent, to a, truce even then
unless Russia asks for it, which Japan
doea not expect.",. .
Secretary and Mrs. Pelrce have issued
Invitations to the Russian plenipotentiaries
and their suite ior flintier .tomorrow even
ing at the 'cottage" wKlch theecrtaj-y is
occupying, near the, gtpunds ef the. hotel.
Next week a Vlnnet e- tn'- jajianese suite
will ' be arranged. v As yet, 'however, the
date for this function has pat jeen fixed.
'. Deadlock: la Feared.
The peace conference began at two min
ute before-' 10 o'clock. The, plenipotentiaries
went to the navy yard In their motor cars,
but' the trip was somewhat slow, on 'ac
count of tbe drissllng rain, which made the
ioac muddy. Ten minute after their
arrival at the naval stores building, the
negotiators had taken their places In the
Conference) room and work began.
At the morning session today, considera
tion of article 4. which relates to the Integ
rity of China, was begun. A the session
of Sakhalin is tha fifth article, the natural
deduction 'would be that today would wit
ness a collision and possibly a deadlock.
But It appeared likely that the question of
the cession of the Island, upon which neither
aide Is now'prepared to yield, when reached
by mutual agreement would be postponed
until the end, the policy of each side as
understood being to maneuver to place the
respon'bl".ty of a rupture on the other. It
It regarded as a practical certainty that
neither will insist at this Juncture upon
precipitating a situation whleh will decide
this ls. The plan Is almost certain to
pass over-the disputed articles and see how
far an agreement la possible, then to return
and attack the obstacles. This I the logical
and general method of diplomacy. It lias
th great advantage of bringing the pleni
potentiaries to 'i a " rapprochment upon
every possible point and clearly defining
the points of divergence, narrowing the
laaues which divide the negotiations to the
west possible number.
Chsse for Compromise.
at, fo instance, tbe-dlsputed point were
reduced -to twoi a It is considered cer
tain they eventually will be, the plenipo
tentiaries would be enabled to bargain
or compromise, to offer proposition and
counter proposition. If. In the end. agree
ment were found to be Impossible, the
world would know and be able to form Its
Judgment of tbe merits of the respective
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tec Ralbrlggan Shirts and
Drawers now 35,3
ft CoUftrt and Lisle Rbbed and
-Mesh Shirts and Drawers ....65c
tt & Wench tAalm 11 00
U W French Lisle...., ,
UbO French Mule.., $1.75
Celebrated Ramie Fibre Shirts and
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,sult, at per gar- 1
'All this season's goods.
All broken lines of Two-piece l'n
.jucrwear, worth xz,
II 50. U and U a suit.
. we h,s made one -v
r, price gajment.
?X00 fnlon 'Suits now 11.35
a 60 t'nioa rluit now II 71
Mud I'nlon Suits now li.uO
M On Imported Lisle Union.
H (t Lewis f ull reaular made
I'nl'-n . Hut's now li.00
i'lr Linen Mesh I nlon Suits
S.-..W .. WW
I ( Spun 811k Union Suits
Pease Bros, Co.
1417 FARNAM ST.
Bee, August 15. 190&.
Fringed Bed Spreads.
were the new autumn dress goods so
Individual description ia impossible
we have to show you.
will take place one of the greatest
In the history of this store. See display I
to choose from.
contentions and place the blame for the
prolongation of the carnage In the far
east. The very fact that ultimately the
world will be enabled to fix the responal
blllty for a rupture, that in the final
analysis the two countries are on trial
before the public opinion or the world,
constitutes the main hope of a success
ful outcome of the negotiations. Article
S, which was agreed on yesterday, devel
oped todsy waa incorrectly stated to be
the cessation of the Chinese Eastern rail
road.- That article comes later. The third
article pertained to the restoration of the
Chinese administration in the province of
Manchuria and was a necessary and
natural consequence to article 2, providing
for mutual evacuation and mutual recog
nltlon of Chinese territorial Integrity and
the "open door" policy for which Amer
lean diplomacy has followed. The mistake
was due to the fact that the railroad ques
tlon Involved generally In the question of
the restoration of Chinese administration in
Manchuria wa touched.
Wltte Not Referring- Questions.
When the plenipotentiaries again faced
each other this morning the first business
before taking up article 4 waa j the reading
and signing of the protocols of, yesterday's
proceedings. Including the draft of the
three articles agreed upon and the minute
of the discussion. The Associated Press Is
now able to state authoritatively from both
sides that the twelve questions or "articles"
now before them constitute the "bases" of
a prospective "treaty of Washington," but
as the wording Is subject to revision it
does not, a accepted, necessarily establish
the final text.
The Associated Press Is informed that.
while covering the surrender of the lease
of Liao' Tung peninsula and the Blonde
and Elliot islands, which are Included In
the leasehold, "article " does not touch
Port Arthur and Dalny, which are covered
in a separate article. Japan, it Is under
stood. Insists, at least for the present, upon
the occupation of these two points. The
question of Russian government and prl-
vaie property wm prooamy pe dealt with
by mixed commissions, a I customary at
the conclusion of a war when fortified
cities pass from the Jurisdiction of one
country to another.
There is what is regarded as absolute
certain warrant for the statement that
M, Wltte 1 not referring the questions
regarding the various article to St. Peter
burg or Peterhof. All that he has done
thus far ha been In pursuance of hi own
decisions, although he 1 advising hi
sovereign post facto of what Is don.
nut aa to the two main propositions. If
the time should ever arrive when, in hi
Judgment, concession should be made upon
either, it can be regarded as certain that
he would consult the emperor before com
In his Interviews with the emperor be.
fore he left St. Petersburg he learned
ana snared the view of the ruler that
eace was impossible for Russia upon the
tory, and in all his public and private
utterances he continues to hold an abso
lutely uncompromising attitude upon those
Komnra Await Orders.
All indication from th Japanese aids
show, also, that Baron Komura la equally
nrm ana that the payment of the "cot
of the war and the cession of Sakhalin
are condition sine qua non." A-gdggestlon
iiiuub uuti wnen jiaron Komura ascer-
talned from M. Wltte reply-the Russian
non possumu upon these articles ha
decided to begin the consideration of the
article seriatim in order to have tlmA
to communicate with hi government an
secure lis nnai word. Tie ausireatlnn
from Vienna of a possible compromise of
the question of Sakhalin on the ba.i. CJ
condomlnlon look, attractive, but It 1
hardly considered a practicable dilution,
condomlnlon would almost Inevitably lead
to friction and trouble. A little more than
half a century ago, it Is said, condomlnlon
almost existed on the island, the Russians
holding the northern and the Japanese the
southern half, the limitation of their
respective Jurisdiction being badly de
nned, but it wa an unlivable condition
and led to the exchange of the Japanese
domnlon on Sakhalin for the cession of th
Will Meet Jew Again. ,
The Hebrew delegation, headed by Jacob
Schlff, left the Hotel Wentworth today,
aylng that there would be a subsequent
Interview with M. Wltte In New York.
They believe that the reult of their talk
with M. W itte and the interview which 1
till to come, cannot but prove beneficial
to their co-rellglonlsta ln Russia. They
oontlnue to deny most emphatically that
the question of a loan to Russia was dis
cussed with M. Wltte. Nevertheless, on
of them said to the Associated Press that
he had no doubt, If Russia desired. Jewish
banker would be glad to loan Russia
money If the Jew In Russia wer placet) on
an equal footing with other Inhabitant of
the country. The representative of another
great banking house " (not Jewish) said:
"Russia can obtain In America, all the
money it wants to make peace, but none
to make war. Our position is the position
of the Paris bankers." , .
Work ts ItrrnoQi
That making peace Is a strenuous life I
Illustrated by th dally program of work
of th peace envoys and their suite. Eight
sessions of th conferenac have been held
Inc the arrival of the missions at Peas-
mouth, one week ago, and all but one ot
these ha been long a to hour. Outside
the sessions every on connected with th
wgrk Jta continuous and unrelaxing occu
pation, with but a few hour fur rest and
practically non for recreation. '
. The envoy have breakfast before
o'clock; they are in the navy yard befor
10, and with th exception of a brief spec
for luncheon served in th conference
building, they stay in session until even
ing. After this a hurried dinner la served
at th hotel and the work of the evening
and night begins. Ijist night, for M
Wltte and Baron Rosen, there was an out
side duty, and ion of almost a much Im
portance a peace between Russia and
Japan, namely, th consideration of th
questiou of th amelioration of th condl
tlon of the Jews In Russia with a delega
tion of eminent American Jews. During
this time the Japanese emissaries were
busily engaged In their quarters In bring
ing their records to date In the preparation
of cablegrams and In getting ready for the
An Idea of the volume of cahlea whlrh
are dally sent to Europe and tha fsr east
may be had from the statement that Sun
day one cable company handled $19,000
worth of business. Including dispatches
from both the Russian and Japanese peace
makers, from Its headquarters here.
Both sides are very keen In the matter
of their facilities for communication. The
heavy tax on the local telephone wires
made It Impossible for them to get quick
service between the hotel and their con
ference rooms In the navy yard, and com
plaint was made, with the result that See'
retary Pelrre had two direct telephone
systems Installed between these points, one
for the Russians and one for the Japanese.
The exclusive use of the navy yard, so fnr
as civilians are concerned. Is still pos'
sessed absolutely by the members of the
peace commission. Yesterday, In addition
to the regular guard of marines, which
,., ,h nr.t wa. placed o-er the naval
atores building, a detail of secret service
pien was added. These surrounded the
building and kept constant watch through
out the session.
Small Fights In tlnncbarla,
FIELD HEADQUARTERS OF JAPA-
NEfiE ARMY IN MANCHURIA. Aug. IS.
5 p. m., via Fusan, Aug. 15. (Delayed in
TnnimlMlnn.)-A Jananese teconnals- I
sance in force along the lino of the rail
way on the Klron road Irom tne -nang i
a.. It lha Pna.ian mitTV-iMtl
,',.. i .,. t.i.na were killed
" August 12 eleven R ns " ,
aiiu ten iniiuicu in iiiinici vvi.. ---
In the direction ot Klnyton. The Russians
were driven back by Japanese outposts.
Komnra Invited to Canada.
VICTORIA, B. C Aug. 15. R. W. Scott,
secretary of state, has Invited Baron Ko
tnura to visit Canada after the peace
conference, and the Japanese minister has
accepted If engagements will permit.
Japanese Marines In Fight.
TOKIO, Aug. 15.-1:30 p. m Admiral
Kstsoka reports that a detachment of his
squadron attacked the Russians guarding
Lazarcba point. In the Tartary straits
August 13. Marines were landed and they
were exposed to a sudden attack from Rus
slans who were hidden in a forest. The
Japanese loss was only one killed and four
wounded, but the Russians were finally
A Japanese torpedo boat destroyer op
erating on the east coast of Sakhalin
Island attacked the Russians holding the
telegraph office at Rairro, on the morning
of August 13, and captured eighteen men
and the telegraph apparatus.
Feeling of Relief In Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 16.-3:10 a. m.
The Associated Press dispatches, an
nouncing the decision of the plenipoten
tiaries at Portsmouth to waive for the
present consideration of articles relating
to Sakhalin island, and to proceed with
the discussion of points that Russia Is
willing to accept as a basis of negotiation
were received here with some surprise and
even relief by the Russian public generally.
which had been forewarned that yester
day's session might end the conference.
M. Wltte Is known to have considered a
rupture more than possible. The Russian
correspondents on Monday night privately
notified their papers that negotiations might
be expected to end on the morrow, when
the Russian and Japanese plenipotentiaries
locked horns on the question of the ces
sion of Sakhalin. The Bourse also was
apprehensive and Russian Imperial fours,
whch were weak, vesterdav fell off
The postponement of the discussion of
one of the two points on which the fate
of the conference hangs Is considered a
good sign, but not a sure, one, and the
general opinion remains one of doubt
though pessimism is losing ground as the
days pass without a rupture between the
envoys. Count Lamsdorff and some of the
other ministers were received In audience
by the emperor at Peterhof yesterday, but
the anticipated statement was not given
out and probably none will be. . The foreign
office maintained complete reserve regard
lng the proceedings at v Portsmouth, and
It Is explained that while Russia would
be accorded a great measure of publicity
to the results of the deliberations and even
desires to do so, Japan's attitude on this
point necessitates the "avoidance of any
statement or comment regarding the nego
tiations. To this end all the news relating
to the Portsmouth conference has been con
veyed, to the Russian public through the
medium of press dispatches.
The Idea Is advanced at several of the
embassies that an outlet may possibly be
found In a compromise on the two main.
points of the dispute if Japan Is willing
to give up Sakhalin and receive from Rus
sia not a general war indemnity, but pay
m.ni for nv nhtn thr mv hi ..m.i..
by virtue of occupation by the Japanese
Rnmor from Pnrts.
PARIS, Aug. 15. M. Wltte ha received
final Instruction relative to the extreme
limit of the Russian concession, accord
ing to Information received by the Temp
from It St. Petersburg correspondent, who
"V' he learn, in governmental circle that
?h?uM ,3.P " lnBls' 0" th P Y"0' an
Indemnity the negotiations will be broken
off. The decisive result, the correspondent
says, is expected this week.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Postmaster and Rural Carrier Are
named by the Poatofllce
fFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) The Sioux Fall Heating and
Plumbing company of Sioux Falls, 8. D.,
was today awarded the contract for Install
ation of water filters In the Sioux Kails
public building at their bid of 11.900.
William R. Henderson has been appointed
postmaster at Bmlthwick, Fall River
county. South Dakota, vice J. W. Gallcan,
Rural carrier appointed: Iawa Kana
wha, route 1; John P. Larson, carrier; A.
J. Larsen, substitute. South Dakota-
White Rock, route t; Emll Frldlund, car
rier; Carl P. Johnson, substitute.
FIRE RECORD. .
California Buatneaa Block.
BAKERS FIELD. Cai., Aug. 15.-Flr that
broke out today in the heart of the busl
nesa section of this city destroyed ten
buildings. Including Scrlbner's opera house.
the largest theater In town. At noon it
wa thought the fire wa under control.
Opera Hons at Webster C ity.
WEBSTER CITY. Ia.. Aug. 15.-(Speclal.)
Fir of mysterious origin totally de
troyed the opera house block. Wells' res
taurant and part of the Independent Order
of Odd Fellows hall. The loss will be about
Men With Too Mark Jewelry.
Two men giving the names of Dan
Black and John Copeland were arrested by
Officer Mansftcld at Thirteenth and Mason
street luat nitfhl while trying lo diapoke
of a watch. When taken to the station
there waa round In their possession six
watohea, three long neck chains and a
num'oer of rings, along with some other
small artlclea of Jewelry. The police be
lieve the men robbed some residence early
In the evening while the occupants were
assy, and expect to get a report of the
missing aoods. The two rren are held at
the Jail with a chargu of being auspicious
characters booked after their names. Black
attempted to throw a watch Into the street
while rldlna to the station In the tuttrol
wagon, but Conductor Andy Fancy noticed
this ana stuppew ciu,
MAN WILL BE BACK NUMBER
Chicago Sociologist Creates Sensation at
Matting of factory Inipeotors.
AGE OF THE ETERNAL FEMININE NEAR
Woman, lie Says, Will oon ue
Ruling; Sex In Industrialism
of the Rich.
DETROIT. Aug. 15-The annual conven
tion of the International Association or
Factory Inspectors opened here today.
About 130 delegates were prcseat. The
speech of Mr. Bodlne, who Is superintend
ent of compulsory education at Chicago,
was the feature of the day and created a
mild sensation among the delegates. The
speaker produced federal statistics cover
ing the past twenty years showing that
the Industrial romrjetltlon of women, chll-
dren and machine labor waa driving the
men out of the large cities 10 neiun ui
heavy manual labor In mining .and agri
culture. Man la Dying Oat.
He declared that woman was destined to
be the ruling sex In Industrialism and con-
Man, like the Indian, Is dying out and
being driven out. In IrtW
here were 8.914,571
women who wire employed In gainful occu-
r,ntl.,i, In AmerleK In 1SWI the number
had Increased to .219. M7. The birth rate
Inmnnir the female In increasing and the
I death dccrcaxlng. It Is Just the reverse
Lon, the males. We are rapidly drift-
In to the Hire .if the eternal feminine,
when man will be a back number and
forced to return to the soil and to those
fields of labor where only his physical en
durance will save liim in the struggle for
Children of the Hlch
In discussing the competitive life for the
leadership for the society, the speaker
Society IS dying out at the top. It Is a
crystal maze of glass houses, where no
occupant dares cast the first Rtone; the
danaerous exatmile. the academy of di
vorce. Society has mothers who are slaves
to the siren calls of fashion and frivolity,
wtio look more often Into their mirrors
than Into the faces of their children. With
fashionable mother gadding about at
social function and a fashionable father
at his club, the result will be that within
a decade the question of the neglected
children of the rich will become as great
a social problem as that of the neglected
cnnuren oi -me poor,
V Ct PRES DENT VINDICATED
Teamsters Decide that Former Officer
Did .Nothing Dishonest with
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 15.-The Interna
tional Brotherhood of Teamsters closed its
convention today. A number of delegates
left yesterday and the faction that has
supported President Shea, represented at
least two-thirds majority of those present.
Former Vice President Oould was on the
rack for more than an hour. His in
tegrity had been brought Into, question
by the committee of officers' reports. The
committee stated that It had no account
ing of $800, of tho $2,300 expended by Gould.
Qould In a speech defended himself and
declared he had never presented a bill
that was not legitimate. He was sup
ported by President Shea and Delegate
Turley, former secretary-treasurer, the lat
ter having audited Gould's accounts. The
convention adopted a resolution of con
fldence In Vice President Gould and re
fused to concur In the committee's finding,
The recommendation made yesterday by
the committee on officers' reports, condemn
lng tne" conduct of Third Vice President
Michael Caaey.pt San Francisco, wo again
taken up today.' .John McLaughlin, on ad
herent of Caiey, made, bitter attack on
Alexander DeJeau of San Francisco, who
yesterday made charge against Casey
After a heated debate the convention ac
cepted the report comdemmng Casey.
President Shea was presented with
loving cup by hi friends in the conven
With the Installation of new officers the
convention adjourned to meet in Chicago
the second week In August next year.
DELEGATES G0T0 MEETING
Railway Commissioner Pas Throngh
Omaha on War to Dead
A special train on the Chicago Sc North
western, bearing the delegates and thel
wives of the National Association of Rail
way Commissioners, passed through Omaha
shortly after noon Tuesday for Deadwood,
8. D. The tarty numbered 148 and In
cluded representatives from nearly all of
the eastern and southern states. In charge
of Isaac Brown, secretary of Internal af
The officers of .the association are: Ira
B. Mills, Minnesota, president; Jame 8.
Neville of Illinois, first vice president; W,
G. Smith, South Dakota, second vice presi
dent; Ed A. Moseley of the District of
Columbia, secretary, and Martin S. Decker,
The association Is
composed of the Inter
state Commerce commission, the railroad
commissions of the various states and ter
ritories and state officials who perform that
duty In states In which there Is no railway
After the annual meeting la held the
party will make a trip through the north
west to Billings and Portland.
RECORD BREAKING CROP YEAR
Sneh la Prediction of Peter Janaen,
Who' Ha Been Over
Peter Jansen of Jansen Is in the city,
stopping at the Paxton, while enroute to
the reciprocity convention at Chicago, to
which he la one of the Nebraska delegate.
"In all my year of residence in Ne
braska I never have seen' the state more
prosperous and the crop conditions more
favorable, and I have been over much of
the state within the recent past. It Is
going to be a record-breaking year. Crops
of all kinds, with the bare exception of
fruits, are the best ever grown In the
state. I have Just come from the Alberta
country In Canada. The Doukablr are
for the Baby
The quantity of the food taken i not
the measure of its nourishment. Tha
quality i what count. Many babies
take large quantities of food and get a
mall amount of nourishment. Mel
lin'g Food babiei take a mall quan
tity of food and get a Urgt amount
of nourishment. Send for our book
H Mcllin'g Food Babies."
M.lUa's rod I tk. ONLY lafaats
feed, wkica received tke Craai ris.
th klshmt award ef tk LeaUiaaa Far
chase Espesltisa. Sc Leaie, 164. Bisa
ar tkaa a gsid saedai.
MELLIN'f FOOD CO.. BOSTON. MAS.
finally settling down to becoming good
cltliens up there and are putting In great
crops. They had one little pilgrimage
freniy recently and were almut to start
out on One of their curious marches, but
were finally quieted down and are now out
of the notion."
BIDS FOR BATTLE MOUNTAIN
Proposals to Complete Hot Sprlna
Sanltartam Are Sought by
Bids will be opened Thursday morning at
10 o'clock at the office of Captain If. E.
Palmer at the postoffl.ee for the erection of
he power house st the Battle Mountain
sanitarium at Hot Springs, 8. D.
Captsln rainier has Just returned from
Hot Springs and xays thst the work Is
progressing at the sanitarium. Five of the
ward rooms are now under roof and the In
terior work already has begun, Including
the plumbing and beating. The founda
tions of ward room No. 5 are completed and
work on the stipei structure will begin soon.
The administration building Is ready for
the roof and work on that will begin next
"We advertised for proposals In the Chi
cago, Denver, Kansas City, Deadwood, St.
Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha papers, but
Only received two responses, and they were
so high that we couldn't think of them,
said Captain Palmer. "You see, the build
er and contractors were So busy In their
own section they were not hunting for
"It Is a notlceablo fact right here In
Omaha tha It Is with the utmost dim
culty that you can engage a contractor to
do any work for you. They are all so busy
they do not care to take additional con
OFFICERS OF THE CONFERENCE
Election Takes IMaee at the Seventh
Day Adventlsta Camp
At the Seventh Day AJventlst camp meet
Ing, Eighth and Bancroft streets, where
1.000 delegates are assembled, these officers
have been elected for the ensuing year:
Legal trustees, A. T. Robinson, T. Mc
Alpine, Joseph Roy, J. C. Mlddaugh, O.
Mathlesen; delegates to Central t'nlon con
ference. Dr. W. A. George, Lewis Johnson,
C. H. Miller, R. F. Andrews. J. J. Graff,
O. E. Jones; state agents of Nebraska, W.
C. Boynton. L. E. Johnson; chairman of
camp meeting committee, F. II. Hahn
president, A. T. Robinson; vice president
Lewis Johnson; secretary and treasurer,
Joseph Roy; educational superintendent, C,
H. Miller; educational secretary. Pearl
Morrison; executive committee, A. T. Rob
inson, J. J. Graff, D. R. Callahan, R. F.
Andrews, C. H. Miller, G. Mathlesen..
Three general meetings are held each
day. Elder K. C. Russell of Washington,
D. C, will preach Wednesday evening.
MRS. SAUNDERS FILES ANEW
Wife of Dloomfleld Banker Answers
III Demands for More Specific
(harn.es for Divorce.
Alice Maude Saunders, formerly of Bloom
field. Neb., In response to a demand from
her husband, has filed an amended peti
tion In her suit for divorce In Thlch she
makes more specific and definite the charges
of cruelty, neglect and drunkenness she
has set up as her grounds for divorce.
The amended petition goes Into the al
leged acts of cruelty with considerable de
Mrs. Saunders avers that these things
had become matter of public notoriety lu
Bloomfleld, until she could no longer enJ
dure the life there. . She also Insists that
her husband Is worth over 4200,000 above
all liabilities as a banker, mill man and
dealer in cattle, and she 1 entitled to rea
sonable maintenance during the pendency
of the suit and substantial alimony If she
shall be granted a dlvorca.
AGAINST SELLING THE PARKS
Mayor Moore gays Omaha Should
Hold on to Doth Fontanelle
"I am solidly against selling Fontanelle
and Elmwood parks," say Mayor Moores.
"I think this course would not fall short
of folly. It Is my firm conviction that
within a decade or two, Omaha will have a
population of 500,000 people. The growth
that has set in upon us is no boom or
Impetus that will soon die away. It 1
steady, sure and the result of natural con
ditions, plus courage, enterprise and con
fidence. Within a few years these two but
lying parks will become among the most
yreclous of the public treasures. We can
not hope now to get half what we paid
for them. Real estate dealers and specula
tors would like to see the parks ripped up
and sold, I have no doubt, but that la not
what the city exists for. I shall never ap
prove the sale of either park."
Rev. D. I.. Thobnrn.
MARSH ALLTOWN, Ia., Aug. 10-(Spe-clal.)
Rev. D. L. Thoburn, well known
In Methodist circles and formerly pastor
at Marrhalltown, Is dead at Lucknow, In
dia. The terrific heat Is thought to be
responsible. -He married Ruth Collins of
Marshall county, who went to India to
Charles F, Brown.
Hl'RON. S. D., Aug. 15. (Special.)
Charles F. Brown, one of the oldest and
most popular conductors on the Dakota
Central division of the Northwestern rail
way, died at his home In this city of
typhoid fever. He had been In the employ
of the Northwestern company for more
than twenty years.
Rev, Dean McGraw.
CHARLES CITY, Aug. 13. (Special.)
Rev. Dan McGraw of this city died today.
He Is one of the oldest priests of this dio
Edward Riley has obtained a permit from
the city for the building of a brick store
building at Nineteenth and Karnam streets.
Wxl82 feet and two stories high, to cost
fSt.OO. now In process of construction.
Other wrmlts hsve been issued to Mrs.
Helen Kronert. $.'1,5J0 frame dwelling al
Sixteenth and Vinton; ueorga W. I-ee com
pany, $3 .000, addition story on brick ware
house at 1115-1.' Harney: O. E. Stearns,
$16ou frame dwelling at Twenty-sixth and
Baptist Convention Postponed.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 16 A Commer
cial ApH-al dlutch from Helena, Ark.,
says the announcement will be made that
the meeting of the national Kaptlst con
vention wlilch was to have been held at
Chicago September hi to 1S has been posi
tioned untU October 2 by order of E. C.
Morris, chairman of the executive commit
tee. This action was taken owing to the
rigid quarantine In several states because
of the yellow fever at New Orleans.
Rose M. Bustard, a housekeeper of Lin
coln, hss filed her voluntary petition In
bankruptcy In the United States district
court. Her liabilities are acheduled at
$l.bti3.29 and her assuts at $300.
Will M. Mallen, a minor, by his next best
friend. O. Mallen. has brought suit for
$o.U"0 danmges against the Oniali Klectrlc
Llsht and I'ower company for Injuries sus
tHlued at 8outh Omaha December 7. liM.
Young Mallen was playing about a wagon
belonging to the coinpuuy near where snine
work was liig done by the employes of
the conumny. und while the child was still
on the wheel the wagon was started by
tha driver of the team and the child thrown
undor the wheel and badly Injured. The
case Is transferred fruui th dislriul Owurt
J of DougU. vouutf
DEPOSITIONS IN GRAIN SUIT
Testimony for 8tite Being Taken Before
ATTORNEY GFNERAJ. CONDUCTS CASE
Personal Attention Is Given Exami
nation of ttltnrsaea by Xorrls
Brass, Who I Faik
Court Reporter Thomas Wilson of Judge
Estelle's court this afternoon began the
aklng of depositions on behalf of the state
In the suit to dissolve the alleged grain
trust. Attorney General Brown I con
ducting the examination on behalf cf the
state, assisted by former Chief Justice
Sullivan. Messrs JefTerls & Howell, the
legal firm representing Thorns D. Wort
rail, who Instigated the origins! suit of
which this proceeding Is an outgrowth.
were also In attendance.
Attorney Myron L. Learned, Ed P.
Smith and F. A. Brogan of Omaha are
representing various defendants. They are
backed up by Attorneys Roscoe Pound of
Lincoln, W. J. Courtrlght of Fremont and
W. C. Walton of Blair.
Mlaa Overton Testifies.
Miss Olive Overton was the first person
whose deposition was taken. She was
employed In the office of the Westbrook
Gibbons Grain company for about a year
ending In December. 194, and bad charge
of the station books. There was one of
these for each station where the com
pany had nn agent, and In them was kept
the record of all grain purchased. Miss
Overton gave the names of the stations
where tho company had agents In Nebraska
and Iowa. She said It was the rule to
make out monthly reports of purchases of
wheat, corn, oats, rye and barley which
were sent to competing firms. Like re
ports were received from these firms In
the office of the Westbrook-Glbbons com-
psny. There was sometimes complaint
made that the firm she was employed by
got more than Its share of the grain from
competing firms, but such trouble was
Miss Overton told of sending out price
cards, containing the prices which were
to be paid next morning. These cards
were made up In consultation by various
people representing the grain companies
after the close of the day's markets. They
were sent to the company's agents and
sometimes also to the agents of other
firms In the same districts. The prices
were not the same on all the cards, but
were Identical for stations In the same
district. Witness testified she was familiar
with the work in offices of other com
panles In the alleged combine and the plan
was practically the same, so far as she
AIT (ontl Come OAT.
Following Miss Overton, who wa not
cross examined, Thomas D. Worrall was
called. It was at this point that At
torney General Brown peeled hi coat,
which caused Mr. Worrall, Judge Sullivan,
Mr. Learned and others to do the same.
This led Ed P. Smith to remark:
"I didn't suppose the calling of Tom
Worrall would cause so much nervousness.
He doesn't look dangerous."
Whereat, Just as an evidence of amity
and good faith, the witness dug out of
his Jeans a stout plug of tobacco and
extended it toward Mr. Learned, who ac
cepted the plug and took a chew. This lit
tle by-pluy created good feeling all around,
with laughter and chaffing; but a few
moments later the shadow of sudden death
fell over the gathering
While Mr Worrall wn telllnir nt thn '
yvhlle Mr. -worrall was telling of the,
different grain Companies and their or
ganization, ofaoers . and number of ele
vators, Mr. Learned was called out. He
came back In a moment and Informed the
attorney general that C. H. Von Mansfelde,
a young lawyer In his office, had been
drowned at Ashland, where he had gone
on a vacation. At once the attorney gen
eral moved an adjournment until Wednes
day morning, which was agreed to In al
ienee. Afterward the atorneys, most of
whom knew the young man, gave ex
pression to their surprise and sorrow at
After the testimony of Mr. Worrall, the
following persons . will give their deposi
tions: Clara McArdle, stenographer: Edwin
S. Westbrook, Augustus H. Bewsher, Hor
ace G. Miller, John T. Buchanan, C. T.
Pavey, N. B. I'pdlke.
In addition to these many of the parties
who are interested In the suits begun by
Worrall and the state are present and
taking note of the testimony.
EIGHT THOUSAND AT PICNIC
Big Crowd, Afternoon and Evening,
Attend H'Nnl Il'Rlth Outing
Just 7,000 persons attended the picnic at
Krug park yesterday afternoon, given by
the Omaha and South Omaha lodge, of the
B'Nal B'Rlth to gain pecuniary aid for the
new Wise Memorial hospital. Many of the
picnickers went In the afternoon, bringing
big luncb-baskets and troops of children.
The greater crowd sallied forth after dusk,
however, led by a gaily decorated car, noisy
with tooting horns, containing a part of
McKlnley lodge. The picnic was postponed
two weeks on account of rain on the prior
date, but this did not prevent Its success.
In the evening special music waa played
by the Royal Canadian band In honor of
the B'Nal B'Klth and the families of mem
bers, a lot of fireworks prepared for the
occasion were set off and the balloon ascen
sion and parachute drop was a feature.
There were no athletics, or program or
peaking. Everybody enjoyed himself as
he pleased, with or without the many nat
ural artificial aids to pleasure at the cool
The committee having the picnic In charge
was composed of M. Meyer, chairman; I.
Zlegler, Carl Brandels, S. Friedman, Martin
Sugarman, Joe Levlne and 8. Newman.
Nearly $1,000 was realised for the new
building, due to the kindness of the Krug
park proprietors In doratlng a big per
centage of the day's receipts.
For the first time In Omaha fireworks
were used In connection with the balloon
ascension, a great quantity of them being
discharged from the big canvaa bag sev-
DON'T FAIL TO SEE ;-
PAYNE'S FIRE WORKS,
At W. O. W. Carnival at Courtland Beach, Every
Hlght This Week,
is most convenient to every
person. It furnishes "ready
money" for nny emergency
or nny opportunity. It in
creases continuously and
gives a feeling of independ
ence that is appreciated.
We respectfully solicit
City Savings Bank
1 6th and Douglas Sta.
ernl thousnnd feet In the air. the effect
being remarknbly pretty. The Marrlnelles
gave a physical culture exhibition on the
Spanish rings and Mr. Taylor presented
for the first time at the animated picture
show "Crassloff's Terrible Hide," the num
ber being well received.
The picnic was the best attended of four
given by B'Nal B'lllth at Kng'i park
and tho order feels that the people are
In a mood to assist the new hespftal cheer
fully and to the extent of their ability.
BISHOP SCANNELL RETURNS
Get Rack from Knrope, Where Ho
Pay Third Visit to
Bronsed by travel and physical proof of
his statement that the trip rmd done him
much good from a health standpoint.
Bishop Scannell - arrived In Omaha Tues
day after a trip to Rome to fill the obliga
tions of his office and to other parts of
Europe. On most of the return Journey
the bishop was accompanied by Bishop
Garrlgan of Sioux City, who I an old
friend. The Omaha churchman waa met
at the train by Vicar General Oolanerl of
the diocese, P. C. Haafey, T. J. FItsmor
rls, J. A. C. Kennedy and J. C. Schmidt.
From the station Bishop Scannell ' went
Immediately to the Sacred Heart ronvent,
where he participated In the celubratlon of
the Feast of the Assumption.
This was his third trip to Roma and wa
made In compliance with the regulations,
these calling for a visit to the Vatican from
each bishop at least once every ten yeare.
The Journey throughout was pleasant and
lasted since 1 April. Germany, Bohemia,
France, England and Ireland were visited.
It was the first meeting ot Bishop Scannell
with Pope Plus and the Impression, made
on the bishop was exceedingly favorable.
Father MeOovern, pastor ot . 8 . Fhllo
mena's cathedral, who accompanied . tha
bishop abroad. Is still in Europe.
Nnval Rerraltlng Station.
8. I. M Major, lleirtenant In the United
States navy, Is In the city and has opened
up a naval recruiting station In the Mc
Cague block, where he will remain for ten
days In the hopes of getting some material
for I'nnln Sam's warshlns. Lieutenant
Major has been In, Omaha a number of
tlmf Mnre anJ ,,a tll material whjcli
he gets from this city is well worth com-
lng after. He want all sorts of mechanics
as well as ordinary sailors. He hasr tour
teen recruits already who have passed tho
examination. He Is accompanied by Sur
geon A. H. Wise who makes the physical
examination, while Lieutenant Major ex
amines the applicants a to their ability
in their respective lines. ,
who knows points ;
to that label when
asked for the
Most Popular Shirt
colors that stay.
$l.oo and $1.25
OLUITT, PBABODY a CO.,
Btakvs f LIm.u Arrew Cellars,
Wbenever you wtnt
something call 'Phon
238 and make it
known through a Be
If you sr wt.
kk, no Bisu.rtrua
Ferfeet Vauuum Appliance
111 .sr. you. H dnit or !
Irlrlty. II 0"0ford d.v.lppf't
lOday. trlBl. fe.n l fur rit I
fieoklrt. S. Dt .lf 0ll)l i
8 Kuhu Blxk. llmmrm,
AMI SE!HKT. -
Prices 15c, 15c, J"c, 751
Sun. Mat. 10c, 25c, t
Wednesday and ttatur.
day Mat. oil Heats 2A
XAr MATI1KK TOMAV X.it,
LINCOLN J. f AllTF.R'H
GREAT M F.I. rH AM AT IO HL CCE83
TOO I'ltOl II 'I O Bliti.
Theater toled by Iced Air and Electric
Tba(U)-.t Hamau Slave.
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