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council for defense has held no meeting.
The Orand Duke Nicholas never uttered
statement lltcs that attributed to him. On
the contrary, the news from Oeneral Llne
vltch la entirely reassuring. I am not a
military man and I cannot therefore give
advice or express opinions on military
affairs, but what I know la that the whole
Russian army and especially Genera! Llne
vttch. hl officers and the soldiers under
their command being most Insistent that
peace ahould not be concluded."
negotiations May f ontlnne.
The Issue will not necessarily be decided
on Tuesday. Indeed, It li quite likely that
there may be some delay In the answer
from St. Petersburg In which cane an exp
ense will be found to adjourn the meetings
over from day to day. The Japanese will
not be Impatient, but the final decision Wilt
without doubt come this week. One of the
members of the Japanese mission tonight
expressed the opinion that whether a treaty
was signed or not the conference would
complete Its labors by the end of the week.
"Once the bases are agreed to," said he,
'few detail remain to be arranged."
He added he did not believe any member
of the commission would go to Oyster Bay.
"The president." said he "fully under
stand our position."
After his conference with M. Wltte,
Baron Rosen went to Magnolia In an auto
mobile and will not return until tomorrow.
President Suggest Arbitration.
The Associated Presa la able to announce
that the feature of the proposition of Presi
dent Roosevelt, Communicated through
Baron Rosen to M. Wltte and transmitted
by the latter to Kmperor Nicholas waa
based on Ihe principles of arbitration.
Whether the proposal contemplated arbi
tration of all the articles on which the
plenipotentiaries have failed to agree or
only on the questloniof Indemnity cannot
be stated with posltlveness, but it Is more
than probable that It relates only to In
demnity or to Indemnity and the cession
of the Island of Sakhalin. Neither Is It
possible to say whether the president has
yet made a similar proposition to Japan.
The customary diplomatic proceedings In
such a ease would be to submit the pro
posal simultaneously to both countries, but
there might be an advantage In securing
the adhprence of one before submitting It
to the Qther. To Emperor Nlcholaa, the
author of The Hague peace conference,
the suggestion of arbitration, which will
necessarily Immediately command the sym
pathy of the public opinion of the world,
will be particularly hard to reject. If he
agrees, Japan, If It has not already done
so, will be all the more bound to submit
Its claim' to the decision of an Impartial
arbitrator. Acceptance by both sides
would Involve "4 great extension of the
principle of arbitration, aa nations have
heretofore declined to arbitrate questions
Involving their "honor and dignity." Both
Mr. Takahira and M. Wltte In the earlier
stages of the conference absolutely rejected
the Idea of .arbitration and only yesterday
both reiterated their' disbelief In such A
solution. It was noticed, however, that M.
Wltte's opinion waa not expressed as
strong aa It waa last week.
Jap Cabinet Meets.
TOKIO. Aug. 20.-The Cabinet met at 11
o'clock at Premier Katsura'g residence and
continues tn 'session. It 'to understood that
Premier Katsura la presenting an extended
resume of the proceedings at Portsmouth
and Is explaining the deadlocked questions.
The government' Is silent, but It Is expected
that an Inevitable rupture of the confer
ence will result.
Later the premier received Blr Claude M.
McDonald, to whom he grented an extended
Interview, presumably -with reference to
the peace conference at Portsmouth.
Following the call of the British minister
tho premier conferred with Minister of War
Teraucht, Minister- of Marine Tarnamoto
and the Chinese vice minister of Internal
arralrs. The premier nd tys conferees le
cllned to discuss the situation. The For
elgn office today announced that It waa In
tended to. adhere . to the policy of aecrecy
until soma conclusion had been reached.
Ray JPi Hot Yield.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 21.-2:20 a. tn.
Russia's official attitude regarding the'
final reply to be made to Japan on
Tuesday ts unchanged. The Impression pre
vails as heretofore, that only a very great
concession "on the part ,of Japan on the
question of Indemnity and the cession of
Sakhalin will make peace possible. The
questions pertaining to the limitations of
Russia's naval power and th surrender of
its interned warships are considered here to
be quit susceptible of satisfactory ar
rangement, and not llabW to cause serious
trouble. , " . .
An Interesting development of Sunday
was the statement from the very best
authority that the Foreign office did not
believe hat August 22 would necessarily
see the conclusion at Portsmouth of the
conferences, but that there will be further
exchanges between the plenipotentiaries,
lasting two and perhaps three days. In
some quarters this Is taken aa a aign that
there la still hope for aettlement on a
basis of concessions.
M. Wltte's full reports are being sub
mltted through the Foreign office to the
emperor. There has been no meeting of
the grand dukes to consider these reports,
but the emperor haa ben In consultation,
and w11 Consult again today, with aome
of his adviser and ministers on vital mat
ters now being decided here. The final
communication of the supreme deciding au
thority. Emperor Nicholas, conveying his
majeaty'a Instructions aa to the course
which M. Wltte shall pursue, beginning on
Tuesday, will be transmitted to Portsmouth
through the Foreign office, probably to
night (Monday) or Tueaday morning.
'o Developments at Oyster Day.
OYSTER BAY, L. I., Auguat SO.-No
news - of developments In the negotia
tions for peace In the far east reached
President Roosevelt to-day. The president
remained quietly -at Sagamore Hill during
the greater part of the day and the execu
tlve efflces In the village were closed, ex
cept for an hour or two.
The president's effort to bring about a
successful Issue of the peace conference waa
practically concluded with his conference
yesterday afternoon with Baron de Rosen
The proposition then submitted will have to
be passed on not only by the Russian en
voys, but probably Emperor Nicholas him
self. On the determination reached as to
that proposition very likely will depend
peace or an Indefinite continuation of hoe
It Is not expected that the president, will
receive further visits, from either Russian
or Japanese representatives prior to the
meeting of the confreres next Tuesday
morning. ' There Is ground for the belief
that the Japanese plenipotentiaries were
cognizant of the president's final effort to
prevent a rupture of the 'conference and
are prepared as far as their government Is
concerned, to carry Into effect the proposi
tion he submitted to the Russian envoy
With nerves In
The world It
In place of coffee
makes both possible.
'Thares'i a Reason."
HELP FOR NORMS BROWN
Attornej General to Hare Assistance of
Sullivan nd Howell.
FARMER'S ASSOCIATION GETS INTO GAME
Former Thief Justice and Omaha At
torney to Be Assured of Their
Fee W hether Jenkins Law
Stand or Falls.
(From a Btaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Aug. 20.-(8peclal.)-Though
the Interested parties would neither affirm
or deny it. It 1 generally believed that at
the meeting of the board of directors of
the Farmers' Oraln association held here
Friday It was decided to employ former
Chief Justice 8ulllvan and Attorney Howell
of Omaha to assist Attorney General Brown
in the Grain trust suit.
The attorney general had already secured
the services of Judge Sullivan, It Is sup
posed, with the understanding that he was
to be paid out of the 110.000 appropriation
made In the Junkln anti-trust law, but now
Judge Sullivan will go into the fight repre
senting the farmers' association, and he
will be sure of his pay whether the Junkln
law stands the test of the court or not.
Mr. Howell Is already the representative
of Tom Worrall. The board of director
ha a committee at work looking up evi
dence to be used in the case.
Sooth Platte to Nominate.
Judge Barnes of Norfolk, during his visit
to Lincoln yesterday, made the statement
that the North Platte country, so far at
he knew, waa perfectly willing for the
South Platte country to nominate the next
republican candidate tor supreme judge.
The judge aald also that so far as he could
learn the North Platte people would be
satisfied with either Commissioners Ames,
Letton or Judge Davidson of Tecumseh.
He heard practically no talk about candi
dates for regent of the University of
Shopmen Hold Picnic.
The Burlington shopVnen located at Have
lock spent yesterday at Seward holding
their annual picnic. It took ten coaches to
carry the crowds. The picnic I said to have
been one of the most successful ever given
by the shopmen.
Threatens Neighbor with Gun.
Mrs. Sarah League, Who reside near the
State fair grounds, was hauled Into jail last
night on complaint of Phlla Meyers, who
charged that she was threatening to shoot
up the neighborhood and displayed the
weapon with which she Intended to carry
out her threat.
Work for Learnt Department.
Attorney General Brown will get busy
again on the railroad tax suits within a
few day or a aoon a John N. Baldwin re
turn from a much needed vacation. Dur
ing the coming week he will nie the petition
for a mandamus to compel County Clerk
Drexel to add the amount of the Woodmen
of the World reserve fund to Its assess
ment. The attorney general haa already
filed hi answer to the petition for an In
junction asked for by the Western Elec
trical company, which does not want the
State Normal board to collect It check for
some $300 which was filed with the board to
guarantee a contract which the company
declined to execute. The answer sets forth
the right of the board to collect the check
because It had been deposited with the
board with the understanding that It would
be forfeited If the company failed to carry
out the provision of the contract. The
company claimed It did not understand the
specifications of the bid as did the board.
A Costly Check.
Charles Olson, a paroled convict., who was
arrested a few days ago for forging a
check, will have to serve but hie twenty
year sentence as well as what he will draw
on the check proposition, as Governor
Jt Mickey revoked the man's parole shortly
Derore no lert ror Portland. Olson Is now
In the county jail.
General Thayer Takes Long; Jannt.
General John M. Thayer, notwithstanding
tne not weather and his advanced age, still
enjoys me strenuous, and one day thhi
week he spent at Mllford, having made the
trip from Lincoln with a couple of friends
In an automobile. He was the guest of Gen
eral Gage. General Thayer stood y trip
wen ana enjoyea himself.
Dawson County Chautauqua.
LEXINGTON. Neb., Aug. 20. tSpeclal.)
The Dawson county Chautauqua grow In
Interest as the day go by. Today the
crowd exceeded that of any previous day
and waa an eventful day. The forenoon ex
ercises, consisting of a sacred concert b.v
the Adelphlans, a praise service and sermon
by Dr. Balrd, was made free to every one
In the afternoon the uaual price of admis
sion wa charged, but apparently did not
decrease the attendance.
Dr. Balrd ermon waa a masterpiece In
tne morning, while in the afternon Dr. D. F,
Fox gave a grand sermon-lecture.
In the evening came the illustrated lec
ture on "Imperial India" by Frank R.
Roberson, who was not able to be present
In person, owing to the dangerous Illness of
his wife, and hla able assistant presented
the subject to the satisfaction of the au
dience. These view are so real in their de
lineation that the spectator fairly feels
that he is on the ground In person. To
morrow night "Russia Aflame" will be pre
sented. Governor's Brother at Osceola.
OSCEOLA, Neb., Aug. 20. (Special.) B. S
Mickey, a brother of the governor, and
whose home Is at Indlanola, la.. Is here
loklng up evidence to be used In his trial
against the city where he lives. Mr. Mickey
has had one trial, but the Jury disagreed,
and so it will come off again next month. It
ciaimea Dy Mr. Rickey that he waa a
well man up to the time that he wa thrown
from hi horse by an electric wire, and he
claim that he was damaged to the amount
of 24,000. He Is anxious to show by evidence
from here that he was always considered a
wen man up to the time he moved from
here several years ago.
Train Kills Many Cattle.
STELLA, Neb., Aug. 20. (Special.) While
a farmer wa driving fifty head of cottle
he had purchased near Humboldt through
here to St. Deroln last night, the cattle
turned down the track toward the depot as
the fast freight came through from the
north. The engine plowed through the herd
killing twenty-one outright and orlppl'ng
two more so the section men had r kill
them. The dead were thrown about equally
on either side of the track, while the pilot
of the engine carried two below the depot
where they were taken off. The company
ha po cattle guard protecting the yard
on either side of the depot
Two Weddlnas at West Point.
WEST POINT. Neb., Aug. 20,-(Spectal.)
J. F. King and Miss Irene Gallup were
united lit marrlige by County Judge Dewald
t his office in this city. The young couple
are well known resident of Lyons, whore
they will reside In the future.
S. F. Harfben of Valley, Neb., and Mis
Emily Nelson of thl place were united In
marriage by County Judge Dewald on
Thursday evening. They will make their
home at Valley, where the groom I In bus!
Sir! Dies of Injuries.
COLUMBUS. Neb.. Aug. 20.- Special)
Agnes Caapla.'a fourteen-year-old girl, died
last evening at the home of her parents
near Duncan. The girl died of Injuries re
ceived while working la. the bay. field a
TILE OMAHA DAILY BEB: MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1005.
her parents farm. She was driving a hsy
rake when the horses ran away and she
was caught In the rake and had several
ribs broken besides other Internal Injuries.
SHOOTING AFFRAY AT LEXINGTON
Q.narrel Between Hlrnm Van CleTe
and Panl Beraer..
LEXINGTON. Nob., Aug. Jo. (Special
Telegram. )-About midnight last night
Hiram Van Cleave, a farmer of this vi
cinity, went to the livery barn of Berger
Bros, and demanded permission to sleep
In the haymow.
Taul Berger, who was In charge of the
barn, refused, whereupon Van Cleave be
came angry, used vile language, and. It Is
said, assaulted Berger. They became In
volved In an altercation and Bergor pulled
a revolver and shot Van Cleave twice, one
shot entering the wrist and the other the
breast. Van Cleave was taken to the home
of his brother-in-law and a physician called,
who found but one of the bullets.
Thl morning a warrant waa worn out
before Judge Thorton charging Berger with
shooting with Intent to kill. He was re
leased on bond in the sum of K000 to ap
pear on September 2 for a hearing and to
await the result of Van Cleave injuries.
Aeosaed of Violating Liquor Law.
BEATRICE, Neb.. Aug. 20. (Special.)
George Tuttle, who wa brought here last
night from Salem, Neb., by Deputy United
States Marshal Homan, charged with sell
ing liquor without a government license,
waa given a hearing this morning before
Commissioner Cobbey. He was bound over
to federal court at Omaha, and in default
of $200 bonds, he was taken to Omaha this
afternoon. Mrs. Bernlce Lyons, of Salem,
gave bond In the sum of J100 to appear as
a witness In the case.
Man Falls Into 'Thresher.
TABLE ROCK, Neb., Aug. 20 -(8peclat.)
Word has been received here of the death
of Antony Wopata, a former Table Rock
boy, near Granite, Okl. He waa on top of
a threshing machine and fell In the
machinery and waa so badly Injured that
he died a few hours later. His father,
Albert Wopata, was there, having ar
rived a short time previous to the accident.
News of Nebraska.
WEST POINT S. R. Fletcher of Bancroft
has been allowed $100 by the county board
for the purpose of collecting a suitable
exhibit to be shown at the state fair In
tiehalf of Cuming county.
AUBURN Union services were held In
the court house square Sunday night. A
large crowd attended and the open air
service was a decided success. Rev. Luther
P. Ludden of the iAitheran church of Lin
coln dellverted the sermon.
WEST POINT The democratic county
convention has been called to meet at
Beemer on September 12. The convention
will consist of eighty-four delegates and
will elect delegates to the state democratic
convention and nominate a complete county
TECUMSEH The Presbyterian parson
age In this cltv construction of which was
begun two weeks ago, Is to be a fine
structure. It Is to be a frame building
ad will cost about 23.00). The foundation
bus been completed and the carpenters
will begin work on the building proper
OSCEOLA D. T. Mackln. who has been
in business here since there has been a
town, has sold out to William Tunney of
Jollet, 111. Mr. Mackle and family will
soon leave for Seattle. There Is no man In
Osceola that cannot be better spared than
Dave Mackle and It will be hard to find
one to take his place.
TECUMSEH The annual teachers' Insti
tute for Johnson county will convene In
the high schol building In Tecumseh today
and will continue throughout vthe week.
The Instructors will be Miss Unas of Iowa,
Pror.C. N. Anderson of the Kearney Nor
mal and Prof. E. J. Hoenshel of Kansas.
Teachers are already arriving In the city
for attendance at the session.
AUBURN The canning factory at this
place Is employing two shifts of men "-w
and running night and day. The sweet corn
is ripening sa last that nine apprei eu in
Is felt as to whether they win De sole u
pack all the corn. Enough men cannot be
secured to assist in the work and an agent
was sent 10 umana ana noutn umana Sat
urday to get the required help.
AUBURN The Nemaha county teachers'
Institute, which met at this place last week,
Indorsed the wont of County Superintend
ent Oeurge p. Carrlngton, Jr., and recom
mended that he be Indorsed by all political
parties as a candidate for re-election. Mr.
Carrlngton Is serving his first term and waa
elected on the republican ticket.
TECUMSEH Tecumseh' schools for the
year will begin Monday, September 4. with
Prof. C. C. Danforth as buperintendent
and Miss Bertha McCall of Pawnee City
assistant. Heretofore the city has main
tained two ward schools In addition to
the high school, but the board has decided
to bring all the children together In one
building and the ward domiciles are to be
apld at public auction.
COLUMBUS. Neb.. Aug. 20 (Special.)
Frederick Gottschalk, one of the original
settlers and founder of this city, died at
his home In this city yesterday, aged 78
year. He died In the aame log house
which he built In 1856. and the reason that
he lived and died there was a matter of
choice with himself. With four others he
came here from Columbus, Ohio, in March
1850, and only one of those original five
now living Jacob Lewi of this city. Mr.
Gottschalk was born in Hesse, Darmstadt,
Germany, January 27. 1827, coming to Am
erica when a young man. He lived for a
while in Pennsylvania and Ohio. The fu
neral will be held tomorrow and the ser
vices will be held under the same trees
which he planted nearly fifty years ago.
He leaves only one child. Frederick, of thl4
city, a civil engineer. Mr. Gottschalk died
possessed of a good sized fortune In real
James W. Eaton.
TRAPI'SK. Neb.. Aug. 20. (Special.)
James W. Eaton, an esteemed and well-
known citizen of Otoe county, died here
to-day very suddenly from heart failure,
For many year he was Judge of the pro
bate court of thl county and gained con
siderable prominence for his legal conserva
tism. Judge Eaton came to Otoe county In
the 70' and took a lively Interest In farm
ing and raising of fine stock. He was a
graduate of the Harvard law school and at
the time of his death .practiced law Jointly
In Syracuse and Nebraska City. He wa
the father of a large family of children.
OSCEOLA. Neb.. Aug. 20 (Special.)
Ephralm Culy. of Silver Creek, died sud
denly Saturday morning. The old gentle
man seemed to be In the best of health
on retlrelng Friday evening. He with his
aged wife had lived In this state a good
many years. Thirteen children were born
to them, all of whom preceded Mr. Culy to
the other shore. He leaves besides hla aged
widow, who ts more than four-score year
old, an adopted daughter at Ames, Neb.
JT. D. Hoover.
BATTLE CREEK. Neb., Aug. 20 (Spe
cial.) J. D. Hoover died at his home here
last night. He will be burled tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock. The services will be
hel 1 at the house. Mr. Hoover was married
tn Stanton. Neb., In 1374 and moved to
Battle Creek the same year. He bought the
only store here at that time, built the
Battle Creek roller mill, and waa for year
the leading business man here. Deceased
was M years old and leave a widow and
four son, and one daughter.
Mrs. William Heart.
WEST POINT. Neb., Aug. 20 (Special. )
The death 1 announced o( Mr. William
Heaft,of Rock Creek, this county, who died
Thursday at the age of 61 years. The de
ceased wa of German birth and an old
resident of Cuming county. Burial took
place Saturday at the Rock Creek German
Lutheran church. Rev. Otto Von Gemmln
gen officiating. v
In auto ed to painful accident, but Buck
lens Arnica Salve quickly healed all
wounds. 26 cents; guaranteed. For sal
by Sherman McConnell Drue Co,
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAflA
Ordinance! WiU Go in Tonight for Issuing
COUNCIL EXPECTS A PREMIUM OF $2,500
Opponent of Twenty-fourth ' Street
raving Are Expreted to Go lato
Court for a Restraining
Order Later On.
When the city council meets tonight or
dinances are to h presented authorising
the Issuing of bonds for the paving of
Twenty-fourth street with Pittsburg brick
block. Then will come the advertisement
for bids on bonds to be sold. It I the In
tention of the council to offer these bond
at 5 per cent, to run twenty years. Thl Is
the same arrangement that wa made
when the Missouri avenue paving bonds
were sold for a premium. The finance
committee of the council figures that the
Twenty-fourth street paving bonds ought
to bring a premium of at least 22.B00, a
the Missouri avenue bonds for half the
sum brought a premium of over $1,200.
Ever since the paving contract for Twenty-fourth
street was let there have been
street rumors of an injunction. This re
straining order will hardly be issued until
the council advertises for bids and 1
ready to open bids. It Is planned by those
who are opposed to the paving at this
time to follow about the same tactics a
used In the Missouri avenue case. Parks.
Johnson A Parks secured the contract for
this paving, but the Barber Asphalt com
pany asserts that it was the low bidder.
The bid of the Barber people was not con
sidered for the reason that sample of
Dea Moines vitrified brick were not sub
mitted. These samples were mlssent and
arrived after the contract had been
Should this paving contract go through
the city will be put to an expense of
about 180,000. With this amount of money
the city engineer asserts that a good brick
block pavement can be laid form A to Q
The contractors will not start work, so It
has been stated, until the bonds have been
sold and the money paid. This decision
of the contractors will most likely put off
the work for some week.
Undecided About Building.
No decision has been reached yet by
the officers of the Nebraska Telephone com
pany regarding the size and height of
the telephone exchange to be erected at
the southeast corner of Twenty-fourth and
K streets. There Is a debate whether the
proposed exchange shall be two stories or
three. Plans are not drawn yet, although
sketches have been made.
At the present the company la spending
In the neighborhood of 275,000 In putting
Its wires In the principal streets under
ground. This work 1 being pushed aa rap
Idly a the weather will permit and the
Intention is to get all of the conduits
ordered laid by the city In shape for use by
the end of the year. According to the
ordinance the telephone company has until
December 31, 1906, to complete Its conduit
system. In order to put the service In the
best possible condition conduits are being
laid outside the district ordered by the
authorities. More than likely It will be
fully a year from the present time before
all of the conduits are laid and the new
telephone exchange In working order.
Expect , Blar Receipts.
Live stock dealers at the stock yards look
for a big week In receipts. Sunday started
off with a good showing of cattle. Those
who have received reports from shippers
declare that there Is going to be a lively
movement In grass cattle this week and the
expectation Is that sheep and hog receipts
will show some life. Another big hnrso
sale Is coming on and several car of horses
arrived from the west yesterday.
Officers of the Stock Yards company are
preparing to look after all receipt promptly
and stock will be unloaded just as rapidly
as the cars are set at the chutes.
Buyers of feeders re on the market every
day and buyers for the packers want the
best that comes In, so that lively bidding I
Another Improvement Club.
Only recently business men on N street
met and formed an organization that Is
known aa the N Street Improvement c,,,K
The object Is to boost N street and to do
everything possible to prevent the property
on N street west of Twenty-sixth street
from falling Into decay. Since the railroad
track have been closed by a fence erected
by the Union Pacific this block, which for
merly was ono of the best business stands
In the city, has fallen In disuse. ' Store
buildings to the number of a' dozen are un
occupied. With the building of a passenger
station and a freight depot near N street
there Is some hopes of the vacant buildings
being occupied again. As an evidence that
the club Is In the bustling mood seventy
five sixteen candlepower Incandescent light
are now strung on each side of the street
from Twenty-fifth to Twenty-sixth street.
These lights burn every night from sun
down until 10 o'clock and on Saturday
night until 11 o'clock. One feature about
this club 1 that little Is said about what Is
going to be done, the member declaring
that results count.
Police Raid Old Building;.
Last night word reached police headquar-
ler" 101 men sna women were
naving a glorious time In the old Transit
I house. Four officers went to the building
and mde a search. They found that If
th.re had been anything doing the evidence
had all disappeared. Three tramps were
arretted. They were found sleeping on the
floor In a rear room. When searched at the
station the tramp did not have even a
cigarette paper, let alone having any
money. The tramp are In jail and charged
Repairing; Old Buildings.
At the suggestion of the city building In
spector some of the old-time shacks In the
city are being repaired. Notices of condem
nation proceedings were sent out some
time ago and In a number of case the
owner set to Work at once to have their
buildings repaired so as to pass Inspection
for another year or two. Some of the cheap
construction cottages In the southern part
of the city ought to be torn down but even
with no rental coming in, the houses being
vacant, tbe owner refuse to wreck the
Fire Hall Plans Tonla-ht.
It appears to be the Intention of the city
officials to adopt the plan for the tire de
partment building to be erected at Twenty-
fifth and L streets tonight. These plan
have been accepted by the fire and police
commissioner and It ts now up to the
council to go ahead and advertise for bids.
A report from the council committee
on public buildings Is expected tc night.
There ha been a report current for a num
ber of day that the committee would
make an adverse report. In such a case
Adkins. president of the council, says that
the council a a committee of the whole
will go over the plan and make a report.
Mr. Adkln say that the work ought to be
started a soon a possible and unless this
I don the headquarters will be compelled
to remain at the present location until
Will Let Contracts Tonlaht
This evening when the Board of Education
meets, contracts for school supplle of vari
ous kind will be let. C. M. Rich, chairman
of the supply committee, received bids at
his office until I p. m. Saturdiy. These
bld. bav Uea tabulated aud will b pre-
ented lo the board tonight. Janitors will
be assigned to schools and the date of open
ing the schools will most likely be decided
upon. Unless two principals are chosen to
fill vacancies the superintendent will be
Instructed by the chairman of the teachers'
committee to fill the vacancies when he
make the assignment of teachers.
Magic City Gossip.
On Tuesday evening the Eastern Star
will give an Ice cream social at Highland
Ross Tlndall, who was injured Saturday
while horseback riding, Is getting along
It Is estimated that at least 6.000 chil
dren of school age will attend the publlo
schools this fall snd winter.
A meeting of the directors of the locnl
Toung Men's Christian v association has
been called for Thursday evening.
Dr. and- Mrs. Wheeler have returned
from the east. Dr. Wheeler expects to
spend the balance of hi vacation with
friends out In the state.
Rev. James Wise Via returned from a
vacation spent In the Rocky mountains
and conducted services at St. Martin's
Episcopal church yesterday.
AT THE PLAY HOUSES.
"The Flaming Arrow" at the Krag.
What Lincoln J. Carter didn't know, and
doesn't know, about border warfare, In
dians, and the like, doesn't matter; he
know how to please his clientele, and that
Is what he Is after. Therefore, "The Flam
ing Arrow," with all Its Incongruities and
Imperfections, continue to blaze nightly
before packed and enthusiastic houses,
whose delight Is manifest In laughter and
cheers, and. whose unquestioned pleasure
at the discomfiture of the Mexican and the
triumph of the noble son of the equally
noble chieftain Is unfeigned and real. This
piece opened yesterday at the Krug, and
was played twice before audiences of the
Krug standard Sunday size. It will be con
tinued until after Wednesday night with a
matinee on Wednesday afternoon. The
company la quite competent, and the
scenery is reallstlo In the extreme. Some of
the Incidental specialties are very good,
especially the singing and dancing of Ed.
S. Allen, who is very clever.
IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE'S WORK
Body Is Making; Good C'ltlsens as Well
as a Good City In
Judge W. W. Slabaugh spoke on the
ubject, "Beautifying Omaha," at the sixth
of the erles of Sunday evening lay sermons
at the Hanscom Park Methodist church,
and he was listened to wllb Interest by
a large congregation.
Judge Slabaugh la perhaps the moat In
terested man in tho city on the subject of
beautifying Omaha, owing to his connec
tion with the Omaha Improvement league,
and It was for this reason that his talk
wa of more than ordinary Interest. He
brought to light the fact that It was not
only the beautifying of the streets and
lawns of tho city that the league is Inter
ested In, but the beautifying of the morals
of the people a well. He spoke at length
of the work done by the Improvement
league In bettering the conditions of vari
ous parts of the city, and told of the work
that will be accomplished In the future In
bettering the town in other ways.
He said that men as a rule are too keen
In their effort to secure the almighty dollar
to take an active Interest in the upbuilding
of Omaha, and that It Is the duty of every
citizen to better the conditions, whether
In a moral or In any other way.
"God made tho country and man made
the city; Ood builds up, but too frequently
nan tears down," said Mr. Slabaugh. "To
Improve Is to make better and more beau
tiful and the Ideal that the Improvement
clubs have Bet for themselves Is to up
build and to make the city a beautiful
place to live In; beautiful not only in ap
pearances but In morals as well."
Mr. Slabaugh then dwelt upon the beau
tifying of the character as one means of
bettering the conditions of a city, and
cited a number of Instances which proved
his assertions. He said that It was the
duty of all classes of men, women and
children to get together and do their share
In the work which the various Improve
ment clubs have started, and said that he
thought that In the near future this would
MANAWA HAS A BIG CROWD
Sunday Attendance at the Lake
Crowd Accommodations, but
Doesn't Dampen Ardor,
One of the largest crowds that has at
tended Lake Manawa this season visited
the beautiful resort Sunday. Manhattan
beach did Its accustomed business, every
available bath room In the Kursaal being
occupied and It was often difficult to get
an opportunity to get to the toboggan
slide, Neptune wheel and other water toys.
The free shows, as is their wont, attracted
much attention. The balloon ascension by
Prof. Andrew was one of the highest that
has ien made at this resort. Another
thriller was the slide for life by "Dare
Devil" Fackler. Two programs by Co-
valt's concert band were much appreciated,
as evidenced by the numerous encores.
G. L Heffner, the baritone, sang "Just
Plain Folks" and '"Mid the Orange Trees
and Blossoms She's Waiting," both of
which songs were Illustrated by colored
slides. The horizontal bar stunt of the
Eugene trio elicited applause. At the
ball park the Neumayer won the game
from the Originals by a score of 8 to 6.
MONEY FOR AGRICULTURALISTS
Under tho Law Passed Last Winter
tho County Board Appropriates
Under a law passed by the last legisla
ture, chapter II of the Session laws, It Is
provided that In all counties having a pop
ulation of more than SO.flOO the county board
shall Include In Its annual estimate "the
um of three cent on each Inhabitant of
aid county upon basis of the last vote for
member of congress In said county, allow
ing five inhabitants for each vote," the
money so appropriated to be paid to the
order of tbe president of the county agri
The commissioner of Douglas county
havd appropriated under this law the sum
of $3,915 for the benefit of the county agri
cultural society, thus giving the society a
very substantial start toward making a
better showing than ever at the fair to be
held during Ak-Sar-Ben wek.
Mr. end Mrs. T. J. Fitch have gone to
Colorado for an outing. '
George W. Little of Lyon wa a guest
at the Millard on Sunday.
Mr. John R. House of Pender stopped
at the Merchants. hotel yesterday.
W. W. Young, a business man of Stan
ton, waa one of the state arrivals yester
day at the Millard. .
Ferdinand Heed, a prominent breeder of
thoroughbred cattle at Alliance, registered
at the Murray yesterday.
Robert H. Nlcol, city editor of the
Charles City (la.) Press was visiting
friends In Omaha Sunday.
State arrivals yesterday at the psxton
hotel were: A. W. Weller, West Point;
A M. Duster and wife, Fsrwell; John
Davis, Cozad. F. E. Langdon, Hllver Cre.-k;
Ueorgs Lelsee and W. T. Detweller, Grand
Island: J. B. Aund. Madison. .
Dr. Robert Gllmore and wife have re
turned to their apartments at the Millard
hotel, attar si-tudlng a luontu at Baxter
CREAT PROSPERITY IN (IRA
Benor Qneitda Eiji tbe Moit Optimiitio
Are Surprised by Existing Conditions.
LARGE INCREASE IN THE REVENUES
All Sections of the Island Have Re
celved a Great Impetus Com
mercially and In
dustrially. WASHINGTON. Aug. 20.-In a statement
furnished to the press today regarding "the
prosperity of Cuba" Senor Quesuda, the
minister from that island, declared that It
prosperity was such that even the most
optimistic are surprised. There was no sec
tion of the Island, the minister said, which
had not received a great Impetus commer
cially and Industrially, and with the con
tinuance of the excellent sanitary condi
tions, the Increasing production and Invest
ments, It Is said, are to be expected in a
few years the wealth of the country will be
Continuing the-statement says, In part:
The greatest proof of the development of
Cuba during the administration of I'resl-
aent i-alma can be found In the studv of
the last figures of the official report of thn
Cuban treasury, showing the results of con
servative, wise and progressive government
which has ruled the Island dining the last
The receipt for the fiscal vear ended
June 80. In6, were 'U.751,"5 (cents omitted
throughout), of which l.'6.!4t,6L'2 was from
public revenues and $35.8i,7T3 from special
accounts, of which 31,677,3Jii was the prod
uct of the loan for the pavment of Ihe
Cuban army. The customs receipts were
$4.848. 42 more than the previous year. The
exportatlons reached S101,(iO,077, the impor
tations 61.377.6rt4. leaving a trade balance In
favor of Cuba of about $40,000,nan.
During the year payments were mado to
the amount of $44,610,873. of which $17.2SJ. pO
was for the regular budget and $23,0i,0S for
paying me army claims.
The total receipts for the vear were $fl1,
761, (Wo, which plus $7,09!,584, the balance
from the previous year, gives a grand total
of l8,!iS4.714. Deducting expenditures there
wan a Daiance or i,34U,30i in tne tinan
treasury on the first of July last, which,
after making some allowances for outstand
ing credits, leaves about $12,000,0u0 of sur
plus. Part of this will be devoted to nubllo
works and part to serve as the basis for
money to he applied to settle the balance
due to the arniv.
The government of Cuba, which so far has
been very careful of contracting financial
obligations, will deal with this matter In
the same conservative and commendable
manner In which It has heretofore handled
the questions which have arisen and al
ways Inspired by the best Interests of the
country and mindful of Its laws end Inter
PIE MADE BY MACHINERY
MV that Hare) Tears to Shed, Prepare
to Shed Them Now' Mother's
Art ts Waning;.
All good men arc excusably boastful
concerning the wonderful things their
mothers used to do; the appetizing break
fasts, the boiled dinners, the egga-on-toast
suppers, In which they excelled; tho
doughnuts they fried, the bread they made,
but, more especially, the pies they baked.
Nobody In this wide world, and, let us
hope, no body In any other world, will bo
able to take the place that mother held In
our esteem as a caterer to our taste. Sho
knew Just what we wanted and It was
always there when we wanted It, but
The best that mother could do was a
dozen pies In a forenoon, and she could
only do this when the men folk got down
In good season In the morning, bo that
the breakfast things might be cleared off
early, the hired girl could make the
beds, the younger children could be rushed
off to school, and she, that is, our mother,
could have the kitchen to herself.
It was only once a week or so that sho
could devote a whole forenoon to pies, for
there were so many other things to do,
but she managed somehow to have a
stock in hand, and even when the whole
world seemed pleless to the small boy of
the household, from whom she often good
naturedly complained she could hide noth
ing, a pie was always produced by her from
some mysterious place the small boy used
to think It magic when It was most needed
aa for Instance, when there was company,
or when there was an unexpected shortage
of something else.
But mother's method was very different
from the modejn method of pie-making.
Kven when she had everything at her hand,
apples, lemons, berries, minced meat,
plenty of sugar, butler, lots of split wood
when the wind was In the right direction
and the oven was juBt right when all the
conditions were Just perfect, and nobody
called, or anything even then a dozen
pie was the limit, for ple-maklng had to
be suspended when the. factory whistle
blew and the hired girl needed the oven for
the dinner biscuits.
How times have changed! A man in
Pittsburg has invented a nichlne that will
j turn out forty complete pie every minute,
or Z4.W0 every ten hours. There Is an
endless chain of pans; one man pours In
the dough through a, funnel as the pans
pass beneath; they move through a fur-
j nace which partly bakes them; as the
I chain movea on another man pours In the
j filling, then a third man operates a funnel
which forms the "lids" the chain Is moving
I all the time through a furnace which bake
the pies Just right, and forty of them every
minute, ready, and for the quick lunch
counter, pass out through a chute.
Of course, viewed In any light, they are
not, and In tho very necessltites of the
case, cannbt be, anything like the pies
that mother used to make, but they are
! good Imitation, and in the hurry and bustle
of modern life, when most of us eat as a
duty rather than a pleasure, and when
there are two or three standing behind us
ready to pounce upon our seat at the
quick lunch counter, they will do as well
a anything to top off the machine-made
hash, the machine made muffin, the machine-made
bean with the machine-made
pork; and the other machine-made thing
which we are expected to eat like machine
made human being. Chicago Inter Ocean.
DROWNED CHILD LAID AWAY
Friends of Mr. anil Mrs. C. W. Pearsall
la l.arge Numbers Attend Fa
neral of Their Son.
The funeral services over the remains of
the late James Baker rearsall. the four-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles V.
Pearsall, who was accidentally drowned
at Ike OkoboJI, Wednesday afternoon last,
was held Sunday afternoon from the family
home. 1123 South Twenty-nlr.th avenue.
There was a very large attendance of
friends present and the little white cask.'t
was covered with floral tributes from sym
pathizing friends, Including a beautiful
floral testimonial from the members of the
deceased's Sunday school class of the First
Baptist church. The devotlonaj services
were conducted by Rev. E. R. Curry of
the Cavalry Baptist church. A quartet
from the First Baptist church rendered the
musical selections. The pallbearers were
Will Whlttaker, Nelson C. Pratt. R. C.
Hoyt and Edward North. Interment was
made at Forest Lawn cemetery.
Among those present from abroad were
the father and mother of C. W. Pearsall
from Columbus. Neb., and Mr. and Mrs.
Earl S. Pearsall of Eau Claire, Wis., the
former a brother of C. W. Pearsall. The
latter arrived Sunday morning from
Phoenlz. Arizona, where h has been en
gaged on official business.
JspiSM Are Advaarlnar.
LONDON. Aug. n The Telegraph's
TukW 6wriMpoiidnt says Uit diiie Ui j
heavy rains the Japanese have advanced
In northern Coren. The Kussi.in nr
abandoned ttn-lr advance woiks and were
driven bsck. After crossing the river,
the Ruslans destroyed the bridges and
there were no signs of the Russians soutn
of Tumen. The Japanese army In Core
has already effected a certnln communica
tion with Field Marshal Oyama.
A delightful little traveling companion.
Indispensable to manv who travel, are th
"Little Comforters" Dr. Miles' Anll-Paln
I'ills. By their soothing Influence upon
the nerves of the brain and stomach they
prevent dizziness, sick stomach and head
ache car sickness.
cure all kinds of pain quick and sure, are
fierfectly harmless and do not affect you
n any way, except lo soothe the nerves
and cure pain. For real comfort never
enter upon a Journey without first securing
a package of thexe "Little Comforter."
"1 am pleased to recommend Dr. Miles'
Antl-I'aln Pills. They not only cured a
chronic headache, but since, If my head
shows a disposition to ache, one Tablet
stops It. I give hundreds of them to suf
ferers on trains, and derive much satis
faction from the relief they afford " M. H.
CHAHTI'H, Traveling Salesman, St. Louis,
The first package will benefit. If not, the
druKKlst will return your money.
26 doses, 25 cents. Never sold In bulk.
Follow the Flag." -
St. LOlliS and RetllM
Last to leave, Omaha, 6:30
First to arrive, St. Louis,
7:15 A. M.
Up - to - dato equipment ;
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new heavy steel rails.
Special rates EAST and
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3001 Furnarn St., or address
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MRS. BLACK IS BACK
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