Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 11, 1905, Page 3, Image 3
TTTR OMATTA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1P05. 1 ( I f 1 4 i 11 CURRENT Offloe, 10 Pvrl PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPEN TODAY V 8Tral Changes In Teaching Force Sinct VI Thae dossA T sat Jnne. NEW PRINCIPAL IN THE HIGH SCHOOL Total Kimkrr of Tffhri la 0e Handreal sad Forty-FlTe, h Mm aa Last Year InproTrmrnlt la Buildings. The public schools will reopen this morn ing for the new school year. Everything In In readiness to receive the pupils, but be yond enrolling them and forming the classes little will be done at the morning session. Despite the long summer vacation a num ber of repairs and Improvements have been carried out at the different school bulldlnps. Several changes will be noticed among the teaching force, as since the schools closed last June twelve new teachers have been elected to fill vacancies. At the high school Prof. 6. L. Thomas succeeds Prof. F. C. Ensign as principal, and new mem bers of the faculty are Prof. A. R. Heaps, Instructor of science, who succeeds Prof. Thomas, and Miss Marcla Wapples, who becomes Instrurtnr In German. Miss Flor ence Wlckham becomes supervisor of draw ing and penmanship, succeeding Mrs. Emma D. Ingalls. The principals of the several buildings remain the same as last year. A number of kindergarten teachers have been transferred this year, several being promoted to the position of directress. The total number of teachers In the city schools Is HE, the same as last year. Bt'DY TIMK TOR DISTRICT COITRT Number of Important rases the Docket. The September term of district court, the opening of which was postponed from last , Tuesday, will be convened today by Judge N. W. Macy of Harlan. The term prom ises to be a busy one, as the docket Is an "vLtArMinlly heavy one. There are a number 'Wlf criminal cases left over from last term ana a nig grim ol iniuim'in i rjiiwrirn to be returned by the gratia Jury, there being many rases for Its consideration. The grand Jury, which will be Impanelled the first thing this morning, la composed of the following: Peter Rlef, sr.i Council' Rluffs; W. M. Perkins, Loveland: J. W. Miller, Neola: F. H. Chambers, Taylor;' Lewis Bhlelds, Un derwood; N. Gallup. Council RlufTs; W. F. 8npp. Council Bluffs; J. T. Jones, Neola; A. It. Smith. Honey Creek; Peter Lana-er, Mlnden; A. L. Ingram, Treynor; Jergen .rlccsch, Treynor. .' The petit Jury Is summoned for Monday, September 16. These are the members of the petit Jury: John Clark, Silver Creek: Hans C. Jensen, Hasel Pell; Theodore Pingman. Garner: H. S. Alexander, Hardin: C. (1. Rees, Norwalk; Robert ilson. Roomer; C. F. Pratt, Roomer: W. H. Rutler, Mlnden: Huhard Simon, York: C. F. Green, Iewls; John I.apworth, Crescent: W. S. Clay. Corner; Frank Handlen. Hazel Pell; J. S. Bkelton, Rockford: Henry Leader, York: Henry Klahn. Keg Creek; Pavld PeVol, L. A. Bergman, R. T. Montfort, H. A. Hough, William Mathlason, Mat Partell. M. P. Schmidt and C. A. Rose, all of Kane. The September term docket contains a number of Important suits, among the list being the $20,000 damage case brought by Mrs. KaTtrKaxrer against, the. Oldorog family, whom she charges with causing the downfall of her husband, who Is now serv ing a sentence In the penitentiary for robbing the Treynor bank. Another big suit on the docket Is that of "feenjamln Douglass against Ijnugee & Lougee, In which the plaintiff seeks to recover $38,000, alleging that he was Induced to sell the land he received as part of his father'a estate for a great deal less than the market value through misrepresentations of the defendants. lugee & Ijnugee have a counter claim for $11,000. There la also the $20,000 damage suit of A. W. Ellsworth ,-against several citUens of McClelland, whom he alleges conspired to secure his arrest and trial on a charge of attempting to burn down hla hotel building In that town. Ills trial resulted In his acquittal. The city la defendant In several damage xitts. four of which are for personal ln- miiirles. The most Important of the suits Is What brought by the Walker Manufacturing company, which asks $40,000 for the loss of Its plant by fire, alleging that but for a broken fire hydrant the blaze could have been extinguished at ' lta Inception with nominal loss. The city Is also made party defendant In the suit brought by the Mon arch Manufacturing company against the street railway company for the flooding of Its plant In fPOl. The plaintiff company asks $8,000 damages. The principal personal Injury damage ault in whlcn the city is aetenaani is m brought by J. 8. Williams, who aaka $10,000 for Injuries received by driving against a manhole wMoh projected above the surface of the roadway and caused him to be thrown out of a sleigh and severely Injured. CARNIVAL I BEHQ DISMANTLED I'aasaal Progress Made with, the 'Work This Year. The work of dismantling the street fair and carnival la being carried on with re markable rapidity this year. All that re mained yesterday was the booths, entrance arch and bandstand. The mile of canvas fence had been taken down and away, the Bralnerd-Patteraon Carnival company had folded Its tents during the night and by morning was on Its way to Sioux CUy, where It will show this week during the Interstate fair. Most of the electric wiring was taken down by Electrician Damon be fore daybreak, and with few exceptions the booths were denuded of their exhibits. Two or three days. It la expected, will suffice to take down and remove the' booths, bandstand and arch, and then the streets will resume their normal appearance. As soon as the gates of the carnival closed at midnight Saturday a force of men was placed at work sweeping the streets within the enclosure. Five wagon loads of confetti swept off the streets within the enclosure were carted to the dump. N. Y. Plumbing Co. Tel. 250. Night. LffiW. Baad feaeert Draws Crowd. The aacred concert given by Covalt's band yesterday afternoon In Baylisa park attracted an audience of between l.&oo and ' . 1,000 persona, while the streets around the park were lined with carriage's. Mr. Covalt gave a selected program and by special request contributed two cornet solos, the j first being 8chubert's "Serenade" and for L encore "The Palms." ""V Th concrt yesterday afternoon marked V close of a continuous engagement for I'rector Covalt and his band from May 21 Covalt's musicians will now disband, some to take engagements on the road with pera and other theatrical companies, while there have secured engagements In theater af LKZWI8 OUTLGR MORTICIAN 28 PEARL STrTO WjHalr red, J NEWS OF IOWA I Bt. Tel. 43. orchestra for the winter. Tr. Covalt stated he had not made any plana for the winter beyond that he Intended ti remain here and enjoy a rest for a time at least. HO rEM4D ARE MADE OH HART Poller Make l.laht of Letters Re. reived by the srhlankea. Ernest E. Hart, president of the First National bank of this city, denied positively yesterday that he had received a letter de manding a large sum of money under pen alty of death. Schlanke Bros , who are conducting the roadhouse In the northern part of the city until recently conducted by Mrs. Emma Metcalfe, showed the police an anonymous letter demanding the payment of $2,000, under penalty of death. They also recently received an anonymous letter threatening to burn down the resort. The Mtcalf resort and Its furnishings were recently foreclosed under a mortgage held by Mr. Hart, and his clerk. Frank Blank, was appointed receiver by the fed eral court. Mrs. Metcalfe was ousted and the resort leased to the Schlanke Rros. The local police do not attach any Importance to the letters received by the Schlankee, as they are of the opinion they emanated from persons who are aggrieved at the ousting of Mrs. Metcalfe and are desirous of fright ening the Schlankes ao that they might give up the place. After the receipt of the first threatening letter two local officers were sent one night to the resort, but nothing transpired. Since then the local police have not paid any at tention to the matter. Man Evidently Demented. Fred Obersteller, who says he is from Bennington, Neb., where he works as a blacksmith, was taken In charge by the police last night, as the man was appar ently of unsound mind. Obersteller, who claimed to have walked from Rennlngton to Council Bluffs, appeared at Mercy hos pital In the evening and asked to be taken In. as he was craiy. The sisters In charge of the hospital notified the police and Ober steller was taken to headquarters, where he was cared for overnight. "The people at Rennlngton - said I was craxy, so I thought I would go to the hospital," was about all the Information the police could get from the man last night. Pawnshop la Robbed. The pawnshop of Abral am Glllnsky at 209 South Main street was entered by thieves Saturday night and seven revolvers of various makes and four watches were stolen. Entrance was effected by forcing a rear window. The police believe the rob bery was committed by boys and not by professionals. MINOR MENTION. Davis sells drugs. Stockert sells carpets. Plumbing and heating. Blxby A Son. Pre. Woodbury, dentists, SO Pearl street Woodrlng-Schmldt. undertakers. Tel. $3t. I.effert's Improved torlo lenses give satis faction. School paints, brushes and papers. Alex ander's. 333 Broadway. Night school Western Iowa college opens September 18. Office open evenings. Farms for sale, all sizes, 'easy terms. Squire ft Annls, Council Bluffs. Iowa. Fryer Printing Co., 83 Main. Tel. 205. Let us figure on your next order of printing. Mr. and Mrs. E. Rogers of Willow avenue, will leave today for a trip to Colo rado points. Save money fluV' your paints fchd var nishes at Borwlek'a, 211 8. Main St. Tel 63- All goods guaranteed. Wanted at Canning Factory, Twelfth avenue and Third street, this morning. 100 women to peel tomatoes. On the ground floor. Morehouse & Co. printers and binders, are In their new building now. 18 North Main St. Star chapter, Royal Arch Masons will meet In special convocation tonight for work In the mark masters' degree. Wanted, three stenographers "(young men) at salaries $50. $ and $ti6 a' month, respectively. Call at Western lowa college o trice. The funeral of Mrs. ChrUtlna Bock will he held tills afternoon at 8:9) o'clock from the residence of her daughter. Mrs. Ehren steln. 12a Bloomer street and Interment will be in Falrvlew cemetery. Morand's dancing school, Fifteenth and Harney, Omaha, now open. Pupils from the Bluffs half price, $4 lor twelve lessons, ruesdays and Fridays, ti p. m. Assemblies Wednesday. Admission 25 cent. Bessie M. A. Rowe, the 7-year-old daugh ter of Mrs. M. BroMn, Thirty-seventh street and Broadway, died yesterday morn ing at an early hour from diphtheria. The funeral was held In the afternoon. Inter ment being In Falrvlew cemetery William Ward, whose home Is In Peoria, 111., but who has been working a a farm hand near Avoca, la., for the laat year and a half, waa found yesterday on Main street and Tenth avenue In a serious condition from fever. He was removed to the Gen eral hospital In the police ambulance. Wanted at Canning Factory, Twelfth avenue and Third street, this morning, 100 women to peel tomatoes. Lady Mary Hive No. W7, Ladles of the Modern Maccabees, will meet In regular session Tuesday evening. After the busi ness session refreshments will be served and the Knights of Slay tent will be the guest of the Hive. Deputy Commander Lady Dummler Is expected to be present. The members of the Woman's Christian Temperance union will meet at the First Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock to attend in a body the dedicatory exercises of the new Carnegie llbrarv and again at 8 p. m. to attend the reception at the library building. Members are re quested to wear their badges. A. G. Gaeheleln. the New York evange list, will conduct a series of meetings In this city September 17 to 21 inclusive. The meetings In the evening will he held In the First Baptist church. Monday and Wed nesday afternoons he will speak at the Fifth avenue Methodist church and Tues day and Thursday afternoons at the Sec ond Presbyterian church. Frederick Ford of 835 East Pierce otreet, died yesterday at St. Joseph's hospital, Omaha, where he was operated on last Fri day for cancer. He whs 69 years of age and Is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. J. F. Kuasum of Harrison county and Mrs. J. L. V'alller of Hasel Dell township, and two sons. John and George Ford, both of this city. The funeral will be held Tues day morning at 11 o'clock from the Hazel D 11 church and Interment will be In Craig cemetery. The funeral cortege will leave the resldenc at I o'clock. Wanted at Canning Factory. Twelfth avenue and Third street, this morning, 100 women to peel tomatoes. Sentenced for Xkarglarr. FORT DODGE. la.. Sept. 10. (Special.) At a hearing before Judge Evans of the dis trict court today Thomas Pugh, of Lehigh, a small town near here, waa sentenced to one year at hard labor In the penitentiary and Fred Pugh, a younger brother who waa concerned In the burglarious act for which he was sentenced was given sis months In the county Jail. The Pughs robbed the general store of the Lehigh Mining com pany June 10, escaping from the posse. of citizens at the time with a co..AldrrUle amount of cash and goods, only to be captured a few days later In thla city through showing some of the stolen goods. They come of an excellent family, their father being a well known teacher and textbook writer. Every effort was made by the family to clear them at the trial but they proved Ineffectual. New Hospital Opeaed. 8H F.NANDO AH, la., Sept. 10-( Special.) Notwithstanding drizzling rata and mud. a large number of people turned out Wednesday afternoon and evening to see the city hospital. Just opened for business. The building la very large and suitable for a hospital. There are sixteen rooms. Four of them. Including the operating room, have baea tiled. Boors, walla and celling. CARRY FIGHT INTO SOCIETY Personal Relations Straiied by Csnteit Oyer Street Railway. MEN WHO STARTEO IT NOT BACKING OUT Might Political atorm Which Broke Ont In the Eighth Congres sional District Has Subsided. (From a 8taff Correspondent.) DES MOINES. Ia, Sept. 10. (Special.) The event of the week, the filing of the suit of the Civic league against the street railway company, is bearing fruit in a number of ways, some of them not the best for the magnates of the company. Most of the members of the league are high In society and the street railway magnates sre members of the same exclu sive set. The strain upon the social rela tions haa grown so tender that many of the men who have been good friends do not speak on the street, and social Invita tions are accepted and declined upon the strength of the part taken or not taken In the filing of the petition. After the first shock of an affront to the power that has controlled the politics of the city for the past six years the majority of the citizens have flocked to the banners of the Civic league, and that organization will have a large amount of support In the course of the fight. It Is rumored on the streets that the street car company will retaliate by re turning to the 6-cent fare and that the service of the company will be cut dewn materially. In the present temper the leacuc will not be trifled with, and It Is composed of men who are Independently wealthy and who are not afraid of losing place and position by their actions. Political Talk quieted. A slight storm of political moment broke over the state six weeks ago, the force being the announcement that Hepburn would not be returned to congress from the Eighth district. The storm was over almost as soon as started, and the poli ticians of the state are looking for cleir sailing until the opening of the legislature at the beginning of the year. The controversy between Cummins and Shaw Is ended for the present, and It Is not likely that either man will reopen the trouble. Baptist Convention Closes. LOGAN, la., Sept. 10.-(Rpeclal.) The an nual convention of the Western Iowa Bap tist association closed here this evening, and hna been the second largest meeting of the kind ever held. Rev. Robert Carroll of Fort Dodge spoke la.st night, and Rev. J. E. Wllklns of Woodbine delivered the sermon this morning. Negotiations are be ing carried on for the consolidation of this association with the one now holding Its meeting at Atlantic. BLIGHT (LIE TO RAK ROBBERS Three Hnaprrta Seen In Western Part of Coonty. CUSTER. 8. D, Sept. 10. (Special Tele gramsThe only new development in the robbery of the First National bank, which occurred here yesterday morning, was the location of three suspects In the western part of Custer county, 'who are heading fast for Wyoming. The robbers, from all their actions, were strictly of the profes sional klntl. Not only did they do a tradeej man's Job on the safe, , but so shielded their Identity that they were only seen by a very few for a short time three days before the event. This fact will make a positive Identification difficult, but with the ample reward offered by the bank It la be lieved the authorities will have them in custody soon. Elsxht Hoar Question In Monx Falls. SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Sept. 10 (Special.) -In the opinion of those well Informed, It would not be surprising If during the com ing week the union printers of Sioux Falls and the proprietors of the big printing es tablishments of the city would lock horns over the eight-hour proposition. It was generally expected that the test of strength would not be Inaugurated until January 1 next, but the action of the proprietors of big. establishments at their recent national meeting, It Is believed, will force matters,' especially In Stnux Falls. I'ndertakera' Convention. HURON, 8. D., Sept. 10 (Special.) The eighth annual session of the South Dakota Undertakers' association will be held here, commencing on Tuesday, September 12, and continuing three days. The address of wel come will be given by Hon. J. A. Cleaver, mayor, to which President West of Brook ings will respond. An address will also be delivered riy Hon. A. E. Taylor of this city. The Elks have tendered the use of their parlors Tor the sessions, and It Is ex pected that the attendance will be larger than heretofore. KANEKO CALLS ON PRESIDENT Says Visit Is Purely Soelal and Has No Political Sigala- OYSTER BAY, N. Y.. Sept. 10,-Baron Kaneko, the special commercial envoy of Japan to the United States, spent three hours today with President Roosevelt Throughout the recent peace negotiations Baron Kaneko maintained the closest re lations with the president, acting as an In termediary between the Japanese govern ment and Baron Komura and the presi dent. It can be said that Baron Komura trusted him as he trusted nobody else. Baron Kaneko arrived on the 12:20 p. m. train from New York. Awaiting him at the station was one of the president's car riagea. In which he waa conveyed to Saga more Hill. After luncheon the president and Baron Kaneko rambled through the woods for more than two hours, returning to the president's house In time to reach the village for the B:02 train to New York. "My visit to the president." said the baron, "was purely social. He Invited me to take luncheon with him and I came today There wa nothing significant or even important about my call. I expected very soon to leave for Japan, and I de sired to say farewell to the president. I have not decided definitely when I ahall leave America, but It wtll be soon. "My mission to this country was simply to do what I could to cultivate between America and Japan cordial commercial and trade relations. Commerce rules the world. It is the greatest factor In a nation's prog-r-a." "Has your mission been successful?" the baron waa asked. "Yes, in a degree, I think it has," he re plied. "America sustains very friendly re lations In trade and commerce with Japan. I have formed many charming acquain tances In this country and my sojourn here has been very pleasant." I Baron Kaneko was asked It Japan was Interested In the operations of railroads in China or railroad concessions In that em pire. "No. not at all-not that I know of," he responded. "Of course, by the terms of the treaty Just concluded with Russia we lake over a part of the Uanchurlaa rail way, but that Is Japan's only railroad In terest In China as far as I know." Referring to the recent rioting In Toklo, Baron Kaneko said: "While personally I have received no dis patches on the subject. I am assured that the rioting which occurred was only a spontaneous upheaval of sentiment due to a misunderstanding of the situation as to the treaty concluded at Portsmouth. Now that a correct understanding of the situa tion Is becoming general the trouble has disappeared. There Is no anti-American sentiment In Japan. Our people have the greatest respect and admiration for Presi dent Roosevelt and the highest regard for America." KEEP COMMISSION REPORTS Reanlt of Investigation of Govern ment I'rlntlna Oglce Made Pnhllc. OYSTER BAY. N. Y.. Sept. lO.-Presldent Roosevelt today made public the report of the Keep commission on Its recent Investi gation of affairs In the government print ing Office nt Washington. The Inquiry was made by special direction of the president on account of a protest which he had re ceived from officials of the Mergenthaler Typesetting Machine Company about the award of a contract by Public Printer Frank W. Palmer to the Lanston. Mono type company for seventy-two machines of Its make. By order of the president the contract with the Lanston company was held up until an Investigation could be made with the view ' of ascertaining whether the charges of favoritism and corruption In the letting of the contract were substantially founded. The president decided, after an examina tion of the Keep report, that the contract for the Lanston machines should stand. The Keep commission reported that If the contract could be set aside "such a course would be be desirable," although the com mission states expressly that "no corrup tion, payment or promise from the Lans ton company to the public printer or to any person In the government service" was shown. It waa developed by the Investigation, however, that two Important assistants of the public printer were Indirectly Interested In the Lanston company, "their wives be ing stockholders therein." The commission shows that a fair and impartial test of the lanston and Mergenthaler machines was not made, and reports that the purchase of so large a number of Lanston machines was "Improvident" and Indicated "great partiality and bias on the part of the pub lic printer." The commission regards the purchase as "maladministration." . The report of the commission is volumi nous, containing about lfi.OOO words. Ac companying It is a memorandum by Pres ident Roosevelt, In which he approves the report except as to the disposition of the contract for the Lanston machines, which he has decided shall stand. The text of the president's memorandum follows: OYSTER BAY. N. Y.. Sept. 9. 1905. The conclusions of the commission are hereby approved, save the latter part of conclu sion first. It does not appear that there Is any question as to the validity of the eo'htract In question. If it had not been for the conduct of the Mergenthaler com pany in preferring the charge discussed by the committee In conclusion, that of cor ruption, I should agree with the committee that It would be desirable to set aside the contract. If such a course were legal. But second only to corruption In a public officer In point of Iniquity comes making a base less charge of corruption, and this Is what the committee finds the Mergenthaler com pany has done in this case, Its comments I neing in pari: "In the light of the failure of the com pany to produce evidence of such corrup tion It must be held that the charge was made recklessly, and the Mergenthaler company should be severely condemned fori Including such a charge In a formal com-1 munlcatlon to the president, or tne i nnea States, made a a basis for -official action on his part. It is fair also to, the Lanston Monotype Company to say that no evi dence was presented by the Mergenthaler company, nor was any obtained by the committee In the course of Its hearing, tending to show any promise, payment or consideration of any kind whatsoever made by the Innston company, or any of Its officers or agents, to any person In the government service." Had not this charge of corruption been made I should have entirely agreed with the committee, that if it, were possllile (which It Is not). It would be desirable to cancel the contract In question. Public Printer Palmer has been removed from office. The cases of the subordinates alluded to In the report must be taken up In connection with and In consideration of the reorganliatlon of the bureau when Mr Palmer's successor assumes office MT' THEODORE ROOSEVELT. The Keep commission was appointed some time ago to make a general investiga tion of the business methods In all the government departments, with a view to simplifying and improving them. Its re port on the affairs of the government printing office Is signed by C. H. Keep, assistant secretary of the treasury, chair man; F. H. Hitchcock, first assistant post master general: Ijiwrence O. Murray, as sistant secretary of commerce and labor, and James R. Garfield, commissioner of corporations In the department of com merce and labor. FIGHT FOR RAILROAD GRADE Harrlman and Hill Interests Engage In Lively Skirmish la Northwest. PORTLAND. Ore., Sept. 19 Develop ments of the last few days, confirmed by the fact that large sums of money have been and are being spent In railroad surveys along the north bank of the Columbia river. Indicate that a fight for the control of tle water level grade along the Columbia river from eastern Washington to Portland of no mean proportions will occur within the next few months between the Hill and Harrlman Interests. Two companies having In main the same purpose have been recently organized, the Portland & Seattle railway, said to be connected with the. Harrlman properties, and the Wallula Pacific, which la asserted to be an offshot of the J. J.VH1U roads. Both these roads purpose building down the north bank of the Columbia river, the Portland & Seattle, In addition, proposes to construct a line to Seattle. Surveying parties said to be receiving pay checks of the Northern Pacific company are active In the district lying between Vancouver, Wash., and the Cascades of the Columbia. On the authority of a right-of-way agent who la said to be acting In the interests of the Northern Pacific, the state ment Is made that a right-of-way has been purchased, with but two Insignificant ex ceptions, for the entire distance between Vancouver and Kennewick. Wash. This man also states that within the next few weeks contracts for the construction of a roadbed will be let. and he adds that Presi dent Elliot of the Northern Pacific will In the next few days make an Important announcement. The Information is also ascertained that Louis Oerllnger, president of the Wallula Pacific, will make an announcement within the next ten days. It Is likewise stated that surveying parties representing the Portland A Seattle road are in the field between Lyle and Van couver, Waah.. and that survey work Is being vigorously pressed. FARMER V kATIOlAL I'OSGRICIg Richmond, Vn, Sept. IX-23, 1SOA. The Chicago Great Western railway will sell tickets to Richmond. Va., account above session at only one fare, plus U. for the round trip. Tickets on sal Sept. I to 1U For further information apply to 8. D. Parkhurst, General Agent, UU Far. nam fit., Omaha, Neb. Bee Want Ada Produoa Raaulta, HAY COOKER SAVES FUEL Armj Experiments Frota Utility cf This Not1 Flan for Cook inf. fOOD PREPARED WITH LITTLE FIRE Details of How to Make the Box and Proceed In I sing It Famished from Fort Riley, Where It Was Perfected. FORT RILEY. Kan., Sept. 9.-Speelul.) Although many short paragraphs have recently appeared In the newspapers con ctrnlrg "tireless cooking," the process has r ot been thoroughly explained to the ub lie. and It still seems to be looked upon as a sort of a myth. The experiments carried on at Fort Riley, Kan., by Cap tain M. 8. Murray, commissary, U. 8. Army, and director of the training school for bakers and cooks maintained by the War department at that post, have amply dem onstrated the feasibility of the scheme And Its peculiar adaptability to army cooking, particularly In the field. Incidentally, how ever, they have also demonstrated that It Is adaptable to household nse, and were Its merits generally known and the possi bilities It offers In the saving of fuel fully understood It would surely be widely adopted. In Omaha, for Instance, many modern houses are heated throughout In winter with furnaces and fuel gas Is used In the kitchens to cook the family meals. In summer fuel gas Is still more extensively used, and householders find that bills f.ir gas so consumed are very material items of expense. By the use of the so-called "fireless cook stove," costing nothing but the little labor and material necessary to Its construction, a large reduction In such fuel bills can be made, and the process Is so simple as to at leaflt warrant a trial. What this reduction would amount to can he roughly estimated by the house wife when she Is Informed that many dishes can be perfectly cooked In the fire less stove without using the gae burner more than five minutes a saving of over 90 per cent in the case of many of these dishes, which. If cooked over a gas range, would require the use of the gas burnT for an hour or more. Great Savins; In Fuel. Foodstuffs that are cooked by boiling over an ordinary gas or coal range are Immersed In water which Is usually brought to the boiling point and kept there until the cooking process Is completed. As the heat Is bring constantly given off Into the surrounding atmosphere, It Is necessary. In order to maintain It. to keep the fire burning drtrlng the entire time. It la clear, then, that If the radiation of the heat could be prevented after the water has been brought to the boiling point the cooking process would continue without the fire. This, of course, is an Impossibil ity. But to cook most food preparations It Is not necessary to maintain the heat at 212 degrees; In fact, vegetables and meats ran. as a rule, be cooked at a considerably lower temperature than that. It Is this fact that makes the fireless cooker a poss. blllty. Hay, paper, felt and some other similar substances are nonconductors of heat. Therefore, If a vessel containing, for In stance, the Ingredients of a stew be placed over a fire and the contents heated to the boiling point and then sealed and tightly packed In hay the contents will retain a sufficient amount of the heat for a sufficient length of time to complete the process of cooking. An eastern manufacturer Is about to place upon the market a fireless cook stove; but, while It will doubtless be worth Its price and more. It will be quite expensive and no better In Its results than such an one as can be constructed, without cost, by anyone who can use carpenter's tools, the principle Involved being the same In either case. By following the simple direc tions given below the reader can make a fireless cooker as good as the best and which will surprise and delight him wjth its results. How to Make the Box. He will provide himself with a strong wooden box. eighteen Inches square and sixteen Inches (high. Inside measurement, with a closely fitting hinged cover, a quantity of clean hay, a hay mattress eighteen Inches square and four Inches thick, and an earthen Jar eight Inches high, outside measurement, including the cover, which must fit closely over the top of the Jar, and of a diameter sufficient to furnish the desired capacity. This Jar must be of such a nature that It can be used to cook food or boll water over a fire. An iron or granlteware Jar will do, but earthenware Is better. The hay mattress may be easily made of any strong cloth, tied through so that It will retain Its shape, care being taken to make the ends and sides square. so that It will fit closely Into the box. All these dimensions may be changed to suit his convenience or fancy. They are : Mil littom Mm to Pacific to! $2100 from Omaha or Council Bluffs one-way tickets on sale daily, September l to October 31, 1905. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle choose your route. Stop-overs of five days anywhere west of cer tain points in Arizona, Nevada or North Dakota, and in California, except at Los Angeles and San Francisco. You can go through New Mexico or through Colorado. The Rock Island runs improved tourist sleepers daily via both routes through from both Chicago and St Louis. Via El Paso Short Line, the Rock Island maintains a faster Tourist service to California than any other road or route. given here merely to show the relative sites which the different parts should bear to each other. A quantity of bay is packed tightly Into the bottom of the box. to a depth of four Inches. The earthen Jar Is then set In the center on top of this hay and more hay Is tightly packed about It up to or very slightly above Its top. The Jar Is then carefully withdrawn, filled with the food preparation to be cooked, placed over a fire until the contents have been brought to the boiling point and kept there several minutes, so that the heat will penetrate every particle, the cover Is then put on and the Jar Is quickly transferred to the opening left in the hay when It Is with drawn. The hay maftress Is placed over It and pushed down to a level with the top of the box, the lid Is closed and It Is al lowed to remain for several hours. When opened It Is found that the contents of the Jar are thoroughly cooked and as hot as desirable for serving. A cloth may be placed over the opening In the Jar, the cover pushed down over this and tied down with another cloth, to render the Jar as nearly airtight as possible. Of course, this must not be done before the Jar is ready to be removed from the fire or the expansion of the water will break the Jar. A strip of thick felt may be wrapped around the Jar when It Is packed In the hay to keep the hay In place when the Jar Is withdrawn. These directions provide for cooking but one dish at a time. Several dishes may, however, be placed In the same box or a larger box, to accommodate aa many dishes as desired, may be used. It Is byt to have a separate compartment and mattress for any dish that may need to be taken out before the others are done, to avoid the loss of heat which would follow opening all to take out one. Proceeding to Cook, Experience will demonstrate how long each dish should be boiled before It Is placed In the hay and how long It should bo left In the hay to Insure perfect cooking. In carrying on such experiments, however, considerable waste Is liable to result from the spoiling of food by not enough boiling or by removing the Jars from the box too soon. For this reason Captain Murray, en thusiastic over the results of his work, has tendered to the representative of The Bee for the benefit of Its readers the use of his carefully kept records of the Fort Riley experiments. In each case the minimum length of time which each article should be boiled and left In the cooker Is given, but they may be left In the cooker much longer when It Is more convenient to do so, and such dishes as soup, rice and beans are generally Improved in quality by leav ing them In longer than was done In the cases given. They will remain hot for many hours. Pieces of beef, carrots, cabbage, green beans, onions and turnips were placed In a pot of water and boiled seven minutes- and then left In the cooker five hours. A most excellent soup was served hot when the pot was removed from the box. Potatoes, unpeeled, were covered with cold water and boiled eight minutes, kept In the cooker an hour and a quarter and found to be thoroughly cooked and not soggy. An Irish stew, made of beef, potatoes, onions and enrrots cut Into one-Inch cubes, was boiled ten minutes, a thickening made of bacon grease and browned flour added and the Jar kept In the cooker five or six hours. It was thoroughly rooked, the vegetables remained entire, the meat was tender and the stew waa very palatable. Rice was boiled In three times Its volume of water for five minutes and left In the cooker an hour and a half. It was com pletely cooked. Coffee was brought to a boll apd left In the. cooker several hours to keep It hot. It was found to be hot enough to serve and of excellent flavor, the packing having re tained the aroma. Reans were soaked over night In cold water, boiled fifteen minutes and left In the cooker about five hours. They were perfectlly cooked A hum weighing about eleven pounds was boiled twenty-five minutes, and a cab bage, cut In four pieces, was boiled five minutes. These were placed In the cooker and allowed to remain five and one-half hours. Both were well cooked and of ex cellent flavor. The cabbnge was espe cially appetizing In appearance, as It did rot fall apart as does boiled cabbage, but remained entire, although cooked through and through. After removing the cabbage and several slices of the ham the water waa again heated nnd the ham replaced In the cooker, where It remained about sixteen hours until again wanted for use. When removed It was hot, palatable and In even better condition than when first taken out. Roasting; In Hay Box. It Is a surprising fact that chickens anl roast beef can be cooked by this process with better results than by any other. Two chlckena (broilers), weighing about a pound and a half each, were browned In butter in a frying pan and then placed In a casserole over boiling water for ten minutes. The casserole and vessel of boil "Write today for our illustrated Tourist folder, giving details of Book Island through ' service, with map and full information. F. P. RUTHERFORD, D. P. A. 1323 Parnam Otreet, Omaha, Neb. ing water were then placed tn the rookof and kept there about three hours, and when taken out the chickens found to be well done, very tender and with all the natural Juices retained. A seven pound roast of beef was flrt scared In butter In a frying pan until brown n then placed in a eassernle over boiling water for fifteen minutes. TMe casserole and vessel were placed lu 1 1 1 cooker mil allowed to remain for three hours, and when taken out the beef was found t i be rare, Juicy, very palatable ami with nil the flavors and Juices conserved In addition to Its saving of fuel, th cooker prevents the escape of odors which often become obnoxious In a house. A kitchen can be kept much cooler In summer if It Is used, by reason of the absence i f the kitchen fire, which will greatly increnso the temperature of the room even whn gas or gasoline la used as fuel. The cooker saves much labor, for, after the articles to be cooked are enclosed In the box they require absolutely no attention or superin tendence. Experience will also suggest dozens of different ways In which It m iy be utilized. Wster may be heated ami plsced In the box aiM thus kept hot for iiho In emergencies or In cases of sickness. Certain dishes may be cooked during th night while the entire family Is asleep and he found ready to serve for breakfast early In the morning. To those who are obliged to begin their day's work very early this would mean a little more sleep every morning. A family may be called away from home and by preparing their evening meal and placing It In the box before they leave can have It cooked and ready to serve hot and appetizing as soon as they return In the evening. The house keeper who has had the dubious privilege of taking her large family to a ptctilo and returning late lit the evening to spend an hour or more at hard work In getting their supper cooked, the family meanwhile rVoss and Irritable, being compelled to wait Just that long for refreshment, will especially appreciate this feature of the Aniens cooker. It requires hut little cxiericnee to enable anyone to handle It skillfully and successfully and It will be found to 1h convenient and very economical. It usually takes a lot of demonstrating tn get the public to adopt a new scheme of any kind, but the "fireless cook stove" will he universally adopted, and that In the near future. Society Event. Sarah Rerks took Electric Bitters fof headache and can now meet her social en gagements. 60 cents. For sale by Sherman & Mct'onnell Drug Co. Washington Hub Ilia Wheat Crop. 8EATTL10, Wash.. Sept. 10 A leading miller estimates that California will use, (Umo.ouo bushels of Washington wheat this year. He also states that orders for ap proximately 15,000,000 bushels have been received from the United Kingdom. The present harvest In Washington Is estimated at 3n.ono,0o0 bushels. FORECAST OF THE WEATHER Fair y Monday and Tuesday, with Cooler Tuesday, Predicted for Nebraska, WASHINGTON, Sept. 10. Forecast: For Nebraska and Kansas Fair Monday and Tuesday cooler. For Iowa Fair and warmer Monday. Tuesday showers and cooler. For Missouri Fair Monday and warmer In east and south portions; Tuesday fair. For South and North Dakota Showers and cooler Monday; Tuesday fair. For Colorado and Wyoming Fair Monday and Tuesday. For Illinois Rain Monday. Tuesday fair and warmervariable winds becoming brisk southwest. Local Record. OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU. OMAHA, Sept. 10 Official record of tem perature and precipitation Compared with the corresponding day of the last threo years: . 150S. 1904. 10J. JJ02. Maximum temperature.... 80 80 73 - Minimum temperature .... 60 M 49 57 Mean temperature 70 70 61 lit; Precipitation 00 .02 .00 .00 Temperatures and precipitation depar tures from the normal at Omaha alnce March 1 and comparison with the last two vears: . Normal temperature 6H Excess for the day 4 Total excess since March 1 216 Normal precipitation 10 Incii Deficiency for the day jo Inch Total rainfall since March 1....16 Si inches Deficiency since March 1 7. f' Inches Deficiency for cor. period 1904 3 (S3 Indies Excess for cor. period 1903 4. So Inches Reports from Stations at T P. M. Station and State Tern. Max. Rain- of Weather. 7 p.m. Tern, full Bismarck, clear 80 94 T Cheyenne, clear 74 78 1 .00 Chicago, partly cloudy 66 68 !( Davenport, clear 70 74 T Denver, clear 78 ' 82 .00 Havre, partly cloudy 76 R2 .00 Helena, cloudy 78 S3 Aid Huron, clear 74 S4 .00 Kansas City, clear 78 SO .IS North Platte, dear 76 84 '.ocl Omaha, clear 76 R0 .oe Rapid City, clear 82 90 , 0C St. Louis, clear 72 ' 78 .11 St. Paul, clear 76 82 Salt Iike City, cloudy 82 86 .00 Valentine, dear 82 88 ,(X Wllllston. partly cloudy 80 90 .06 T Indicates truce of precipitation. I A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.