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TIIK OMAIIA DAILY BEEi MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1903.
BIDS WILL -REMAIN SEALED
Proposals for Supplies Will Hot Be Optotd
Until Board Meets'
EATON RESENTS IMPLIED CENSURE
la Fatare the Clerical Work of Taba
' latlBK Bids Will Sot
' (From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. Oct. 1. (Special.) Land
Commissioner Eqton haa announced that
he will not. hereafter, open the quarterly
bid for state supplies In advance of tho
meetings of the board of purchase and
auppllPi. When thejxiard meets In the
morning for the purpose of purchasing
coal and other supplies needed to keep the
Institutions going for the next three months,
It will be confronted by a. bushel basket
full of bids In assorted envelopes, to be
opened and tabulated. Eaton's new policy
ha been dictated by the fact that he has
been subjected to criticism for following
the Old course, which It has been claimed,
made abuses possible, although It was ad
mitted generally that It saved considerable
time to hava the offers tabulated for tha
Inspection of the contracting board.
"I have been subject to some unjust criti
cism," said Eaton, when asked by a news
paper man whether or not he had opened
the bids In advance. "I do not propose to
give any further opportunity for my crit
ics." . Ha then led the way to an Immense vault
and thre , opened a cupboard in which
the bids are kept. The envelopes were
heaped up In disorder, but the seals were
unbroken as far as could be determined
by a casual inspection.
" Recently It wis bruited about that the
ioal bids had been opened prematurely
and that certain interests would benefit.
Eaton's sweeping denial that any of the
bid hava b!n touched, covers the entire
situation. Recently a bidder on a large
contract with one of the state departments
Insisted that unfair advantage had been
takn because the bids were opened and
then rejected urging that It would enable
competitors to get his prices and method
of estimating the material needed to his
disadvantage. It Is said that the premature
opening of bids might through official con
nivance place other bidders than the pre
ferred individual at a disadvantage by
showing him In advance what the offers
were so that his bid might be reduced to
the winning basis. .
The practice r which Eaton has discon
tinued is of long standing. The bids have
been' opened a week or more In advance
of the board meeting and the actual date
for their opening under the terms of the
advertisement In order, that the land com
missioner's clerical" force' might prepare a
tabulation which .'would show the purchasing-
board at a glance Just what the
bids were ci each class of merchandise
wanted. It was acknowledged that abuses
might creep In- through an understanding
between bidders and officials, but the
system was Justified 'on the ground that
it saved time. WJien thai. board meets In
the morning the first duty confronting it
will be the opening of more than 300 bids.
To Examine Teachers.
Joseph Sparks,, formerly superintendent
at Aurora, has already entered upon the
performance of his duties as a member
of the state examining board for county
teachers' certificates provided for in the
certification bill enacted W the last legis
lature. The active, work ,of this body will
begin about January 1, when the task of
examining ,the grades of nearly 10,000 teach
ers holding . county certificates will be
taken up. The otBeK'memberA of this
board, L ,.,Q. (Harnly, chief clerk la, the
state superintendent's Office; Superinten
dent A. E. Ward of Hartlngton, and Miss
Anna Howland of Lincoln, will begin work
about tha first, of the year. Tho salaries
of these offlalale wilf determined by the
amount of money received In fees. Practi
cally all of their time will Je required, and
they wll give up thojr other professional
The wariti-ef ..the ; examining board for
tate cerunaatea will be- much lighter be
muse of the fact that there are com
paratively few applicants for the higher
rrade documents. The member of this
atter board are: Superintendent A. C.
fuller. Beatrice; Superintendent E. B.
Iherman, Columbus; -principal Cora O'Con
lell Ashland. :
Go In for Science.
At the university, .the officials say that
nore students than ever have registered
'or the scientific and' engineering courses.
JOYS OF MATERNITY
.1 WOMAN'S BEST HOPES REALIZED
, lira. Pott Tang Bow Women Should
' ' Prepare for Motherhood
' The darkest days of husband and
wife are when they come to look for
ward to childless and lonely old atfe.
Many a wlfo haa found herself inca
pable of motherhood owing to a dis
placement of the i womb or lack of
.strength in the g-eaeratlye organs.
Mrs. Ahua Potts
Frequent backache and distressing
pains, accompanied by offensive dis
charges and generally by irregnlar
and scanty menstruation Indicate a dis
placement or nerve degeneration of
the womb and surrounding organs.
The question that troubles women
Is how can a woman who has some fe
male trouble bear healthy children?
Mrs. AnnaPotU, of Sio Park Avenue,
Hot Springs, Ark., writes :
My Dear Ura. Ptnkham:
" During the early part of my married ltf I
waa delicate in health : both my hutbaud and
I were very anxious for a-bild to bless our
borne, but 1 had two miscarriage, aud could
not tarry a child to maturity. A neighbor
a bo bad been cured by LydiaE. Pinkhani's
Vegetable Compound advised me to try it. I
did so aud soon felt that I was growings
trongxr, my headache and backaches kit
i ue, I had uo more bearing -down pains, and
felt like a new woman . U'itiau a year I
brv-am the mother of a strong, healthy
child, the Joy of our home. Lydia . fuik
haru's Vegetable Compound is certainly a
plndld remedy, and I ih every woman
who wan' to become a mother would try it."
Actual sterility in woman Is very
rare. If any woman thinks she is strr
ile, let her try Lydia E. l'inkham'a
Vegetable Compound and write to Mrs.
I'lukham, Lynn, Mats. Her advice Is
ti to expectant or would-be mothers.
and that there Is a seeming tendency to
pass the general culture courses by more
than has existed In the past. This new
development is attributed to the extensive
advertising given the engineering courses.
Dean Charles E. 1 Bessey believe that the
movement follows the general tendency
throughout the country towards specializa
tion In the applied sciences. In part It Is
attributed to the fact that the university
la now thoroughly equipped with the ap
paratus needed to make such courses suc
cessfully and to the fact that this Is now
generally known through the advertising
which has been carried.
The total registration last night was 1.716,
which Is expected to Increase to 1.750 In
the regular college courses. Including law,
but excluding agricultare, music and other
subsidiary departments. The grand total
for all of the departments la expected to
Country Clab Bays Home.
The Lincoln Country club haa purchased
the property at Seventh and Washington
streets which Is now held under lease. For
two years since the organisation of the
club it has occupied the leased premises,
but recently It has grown so strong that
It has been considered advisable to own
the property and the method of financing
the purchase are now being considered by
the executive officers of the organization.
It is proposed to issue stock which will
be underwritten by prominent members.
The reorganization Includes a scheme for
the reconstruction of the club house, golf
links In addition to those new In use, im
proved baths and other facilities for an
The golf enthusiasts of the club are
planning to continue their activity during
the cooler weather of autumn, despite the
established Lincoln precedent of placing the
paraphernalia for the game In storage at
the first sign of frost.
Getting; Line I'nder Way.
The line of the lnteruroan line Is nearly
completed from Bethany to Twenty-seventh
street. Manager E. C. Hurd has been in
vestigating the possibilities of the gasoline
motor cars which have been creating such
a stir in transportation circles, but he Is
not yet convinced that they will entirely
supersede tne electric cars. He will go
east again In a few days to make arrange
ments for equipment.
It Is now stated that the new line may
Install a switch to connect with the Lin
coln Traction company's lines at Twenty
seventh street 'o take the cars down town
under a traffic arrangement. It Is Inti
mated that this arrangement may be the
precursor of seme agreement which will
keep the new line from playing a part
in the transportation of the Lincoln local
HOMER ROAD FRANCHISE DIES
Time Granted for Completion Expires
Before Panda Are Found.
DAKOTA CITT. Neb.. Oct. 1. (Special.)
Midnight Saturday marked the expiration
of the franchioe granted the Sioux City,
Homer & Southern railway company by tho
Board of County Commissioners for the
purpose of establishing a street car line be
tween South Sioux City and Homer via this
place. On March 30, 1903, the Board of
County Commissioners granted right-of-way
along the highway to the proposed line,
giving the company eighteen months In
which to Install and operate the line. Dur
ing that year some work was done on the
line and during the summer of 1904 the
grade was completed nearly the entire way
from South Sioux City to Homer and ties
and rails were laid from South Sioux City
to a point about a mile west of this place.
During the month of October last year a
gasoline propelled car was Installed on the
line and after several weeks' futile efforts
In trying to establish passenger service. It
waa abandoned. On October 22. 1904, Cap
tain R. A. Talbot, promoter of the road,
appeared again before th Board "of County
Commissioners and, asked to have an exten
sion of the time In which' to establish serv
ice, which was granted the franchise be
ing continued until September 30, 1905. At
the time the first franchise was granted
J. 8. Lawrence, representing1 the. BloUr City
Traction company, appeared before the
board and asked that his Company also be
granted a franchise and that the first com
pany to have a line Into Dakota City be
recognized as that holding the franchise.
This the commissioner failed to grant. Mr.
Lawrence offered the further proposition on
behalf of his company that upon the ex
piration of Captain Talbot' franchise his
company be given thirty days In which to
extend It line to Dakota City, but this
also was refused. Now the Sloux City,
Honier & Southern railway has held a fran
chise for over two and one-half years and
Dakota City seems no nearer rapid transit
connection with Sloux City than It was a
decade ago. The county commissioners
meet on Tuesday, when the matter will
probably come up for action again. It I
doubtful If another extension will be
granted the Sloux City, Homer ft Southern
.uuijaujr unmi iney can mage a snowing
sufficient to prove beyond doubt that they
nave in mean at their disposal to com
plete the work undertaken. There I strong
tain ir the commissioners should extend
the franchise of taking the matter Into the
Fusion In Sheridan Coanty.
RUSHVILLE. Neb., Oct. 1. (Special.)
Tho Sheridan county populists and
democrats held their convention sep
arately today. The populist met In
the opera house and had a pretty
fair delegation present, but the dem
ocrats were a mere handful who met in
the hoe house. The populist after con
ferring for a while ent down a delegation
to the democrats and they were invited
Into the populists' fold. Here one of the
funniest spectacles waa presented In the
shape of the tall wagging the populist goose.
The democrat practically nominated the
ticket for both parties and Just for form'
sake allowed the populists the county lead
ership and Judge. ' The following ticket
was nominated: County clerk H. F. Wn
mund. (pop.); county treasurer, C. Ken
llnge.r, (dem); sheriff, Tom Moore, (dem.);
county superintendent, B. F. Ray, (pop.)
Ask Transfer of Brldce Case.
BEATRICE, Neb., Oct. 1. (Special). John
Sparks, the bridge contractor, by his at
torneys. Haxel Sc Jack, ha filed a peti
tion praying the removel of hi case from
the district court of Oage county to the
United States circuit court for the dis
trict of Nebraska t Omaha. The case in
question Is one wherein County Attorney
Klllen appealed bridge clalms.of Mr. Sparks
amounting to about $12,000 from the allow
ance of the County Board of Supervisors.
Attorneys Hazel and Jack have filed the
necessary bond for their client which was
approved by the clerk of the court. The
allegations set forth In appealing the case
are diverse cltljimshlp and other ground
within the meaning of the United State
laws. The case is one In which Gage
county people are much concerned and the
outcome will be watched with Interest.
Fatal Accident Near Papllllan.
PAPILLION. "Neb.. Oct 1. (Special.
Claus Harmsen, a farmer living one and
a half mile east of here was probably
fatally Injured this afternoon . by Union
racine train no. . Mr. Harmsen waa
driving some cattll across the track, when
the horse he was riding became frightened
and stepped directly in front of the rapidly
approacning train. Tni animal was
Instantly killed and his rider was thrown,
auvui tuny fei.
Xebrnak News Note.
BEATRICE Robin Ralston, a delivery
boy for E. M. Uashaw. a groceryman of
this city, waa knocked off his wagon by a
missile thrown by a boy named Horn aad
seriously Injured. An ugly gnsh was In
flicted In Ralston's right cheek.
ARLINGTON F. A. Reynolds, a farmer
living east of town, fell and broke his
leg this morning. A barbed wire lying
concealed In the grass wan the cause. At
present Mr. Reynolds Is resting easily and
will be around In a fea weeks.
BEATRICE Norcross brothers of this
city have purchased the elevator and grain
business at Putnam, four miles south of
this plare. belonging to Blythe A Patton
of Blue Springs, and will operate It In con
nection with their grain business In Beat
rice. AINfWORTH Saturday the republican
committee that was appointed at the reg
ular convention to fill all vacancies that
might occur. L. M. Bates of J,ong Pine
was nominated for the office of county
Judge, and he has declined to serve. Tho
committee met today and appointed James
Morris of Johnstown.
BEATRICE Following Is the mortgage
report, for Gage county for the month of
September: Nunmber of farm mortgages
filed, eight, amount $13,450; number of farm
mortgages released, fourteen, amount $:'H,
870; number of city mortgages filed, twenty
four, amount, $13 147: number of city mort
gages released, twenty-seven; amount, $21,
825. FREMONT Rev. John Doane, pastor of
the Congregational church, at the close of
the morning service tendered his resign i
tlon to take effect as soon as piactlcrtble.
He hns been here for three and a hiilf years
and the reading of his letter of resignation
occasioned much surprise. A meeting of
the hurch has been called for Wednwday
evening to take action upon It.
FREMONT According to reports from
the candidates for county offices the cam
paign this fall Is going to be a quiet one
and there Is but little Interest taken. Tho
republican county committee met yester
day, appointed an executive cemmlttfe and
mapped out a plan of campaign. The d.n
ocrats also met and elected John O'Connor
chairman and James Milllken, both of Fre
HUMBOLDT Rev. John Calvert preached
the first sermftn of the new conference year
at the Methodist church this morning and
was listened to by a pood sized crowd. The
return of Mr. Calvert to the Humboldt
charge for another year meets with the
approval of the citizens In general who rec
ognize him as a deep student and think-r.
and one who belongs to the progressive
school. His work Is almost wholly al ing
practical lines and his chle.f aim seems the
betterment of the condition of all with
whom he comes in contact.
BLAIR Hereafter, where almost total
darkness has held possession for years
around the passenger depot In this, city,
there will be much light, and it will be a
convenience hct will be appreciated by
Blair citizens and the traveling public.
Agent Moses has worked hard for over
a year to have the almost lightless lights
replaced with electric lights, and yester
day E. V. Capps owner of the light' plant,
finished wiring the depot building, which
places nine lights outside and six Inside
the building, and hereafter lilnlr pns
sengers will not be compelled to gropo
their way In darkness.
SOUTH DAKOTA'S FA KM CESSI'S
Flgrnre of Total Production for Last
Year Are Published.
PIERRE, S. D., Oct. l.-(Spec!al.)-Tho
state census bureau has completed total
production figures for the state for the
year 1904, as returned by tho several as
sessors. A special and separate report of
yield was made for every farm of the state.
The grain yields In bushels were: Wheat,
common, 2,874,184 acres, 24.1S3.133; wheat
macaroni, 683,714; corn, 1,739. 080 acres, 39.
445, 481; oats, 1,210,156 acres, 39,583.230; barley,
800.439 acres, 18,840, 102; rye, 34,010 acres, 423,
673; buckwheat, 943 acres, 19,281; spcltz, 3,635
810. The hay production, in tons, for all classes
of hay was 2,787,915 and of each class:
Clover, 6.378 acres, 15.347; timothy, 63,784
acres. 105,813; millet, 163.633 acres. 316,354; al
falfa, 28,294 acres, 70.521; wild hay, 2,157,563;
other forage crops, 92,345.
Grass seeds rained were, In bushels:
Clover, 157 acres, 2,118; timothy, 11,314 acres,
93,121; other grass seeds, 7,074 acres, 94,149;
flax, 128,197 acres, 1,468,792.
Other agricultural products were, in
bushels: Irish potatoes, 34,514 acres, 3,138.
638; sweet potatoes, 1,474 acres, 34,616; sweet
corn. 2,067 acres, 29,638. '
The fruit production, In bushels, was:
Apples. 217,880; plums, 60,835; cherries, 10,
634; other tree fruits, 4,682; strawberries,
raspberries and currants, 89,382; grapes, 840;
number of melons reported, 143,655. ;
The vegetable production, In bushels, was:
Onions, 129,708; tomatoes, 106,819; other vege
Other farm products were: Eggs. 16,
890,190 dozen. Honey, 161.5S3 pounds. Milk,
839,081,587 pounds. Butter, 20.545.649, pounds.
Cream, 1,533,948 pounds. Cheese, 227,047
pounds. Wool, 872,860 pounds.
The live stock returns show calves under
one year, 842,040 head; steers one year and
over, 3S8.226; bulls one year and over, 25,
769; heifers one year and under, 183,864;
milk cows, 2S3.618. Other cows 166,077. Total
Horses: Colts under one year, 42,127 head;
horses ono year and under, 257,129; work
horses, 294,236; mules, 6,309. TotaP horse
and mules, 399,801.
Sheep: Lambs under one year, 171,081
head; sheep over one year, 843,588. Total
Swine all ages, 947,949; goats, 4,036; asses,
179. Other farm animals. 495.
Poultry: Chickens, 8,741,504 head. Other
As the figures. were taken by the assessors
for obvious reasons no attempt was made
to secure values of the products by these
officers for census purposes, as such fig
ures and assessment values might conflict.
WYOMING STATE FAIR OPENING
Blar Exhibition Begins Tuesday and
Will Last Fire Days.
DOUGLAS, Wyo., Oct. l.-(Special.)
Everything I now set for the big state
fair which opens here next Tuesday and
which will continue for five days.
Exhibits are being received and installed
rapidly; almost every county in tho stato
will be represented In some or all of the
Race horses are on the ground, the sol
diers are in camp near the fair grounds,
and the town 1 filling up rapidly with a
motly throng of people from all parts of
this and the surrounding states.
Morgan Williams and Terry Mustain, and
Kid Texas and Schools, the prize) fighters
who fight here on the 5th and 6th, have
arrived with their trainers. The principal
are In fine fettle and both bouts promise to
FOUND RIGHT PATH
After m Falsa Start.
"In 1890 I began to drink coffee.
"At that time I was healthy and enjoyed
life. At first I noticed no bad effect from
the Indulgence, but In course of time found
that various troubles were coming upon me.
"Palpitation of the heart took unto Itself
sick and nervous headache, kidney troubles
followed and eventually my stomach be
came so deranged that even a light meal
caused me serious distress.
"Our physician' prescription failed to
help me and then I dosed myself with pat
ent medicines till I was thoroughly dis
gusted and hopeless.
"Finally I began to suspect that coffee
was the cause of, my trouble. I expert
mented by leaving It off. except for one
mall cup at breakfast. This helped some,
but did not altogether relieve my distress.
It satisfied me, however, that I was on the
"So I gave up the old kind of coffee alto
gether and began to use Postum Food Cof
fee. In ten days I found myself greatly
improved, my nerves steady, my head clear,
my kidney working better and better, my
heart' action rapidly improving, my appe
tite Improved and the ability to eat a
hearty meal without subsequent suffering
restored to m And this condition remain.
"Leaving off coffee and using Postum did
this, with no help from drugs, as I aban
doned the use of medicine when I began
to us the food coffee." Name given by
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
There a reason.
Read the little book. "The Road to Well
vllle," In each package.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Lease oa City Hall Building Hear Its Tim
ONLY ONE-YEAR CONTRACT COMING
No Prospects Now of Getting; Plans
Shaped for New Bnlldlnsj (4o a
to Avoid at Least Year'
It will soon be time for the mayor and
city council to enter Into another lease for
a year with George A Co. for the build
ing now occupied as a city hall. The
present lease expires on December 1 and
the understanding Is that a lease for only
one year will be entered Into. Since the
city ha occupied the present quarters a
monthly rental of IT145 has been paid. This
Includes heat, but the city pays for Its
lights and Janitor service. While the
present quarters are not large enough,
there Is no other building available at this
time and so the city cannot better Itself
by making a- move. One feature to be
brought out In the new lease Is the better
heating of the building. Every winter
since the city has occupied the building
complaints have been made about the
low pressure In the boiler. On extremely
cold nights the prisoners In the Jail suffer
a great deal, and even the cold days the
city officials shiver around. The agents
of the building are to be requested to have
the boiler .overhauled and put a competent
man on duty as fireman so that steam
can be kept up In cold weather.
While the vault room Is not nearly large
enough there is no possibility of any
steps being taken to have another vault
built as the present city officials are con
tinually In hopes that the city hall
bond proposition will finally wind Its way
through the courts and permit the Issuing
of bonds for a city hall building. Even
If the bonds could be sold at present a
new building would scarcely be ready for
occupancy Inside of a year. From present
Indications there Is no hope of getting
this matter settled for some months and
so It will be necessary to enter Into an
other lease for the present quarters.
Improvement Clnb Meeting;.
ffuesday evening the N Street Improve
ment club will meet at Twenty-sixth and
N street to discuss plans for improving
the property on N street from Twenty
fourth street west to the tracks. Mem
bers of this club particularly desire that
the gates across the tracks be kept open
a portion of the day so that business will
not be driven entirely out of the block
from Twenty-sixth street west. An ef
fort will be made to Induce the city
council to present a request to tho man
agement of the Stock Yards company
and to the Union Pacific to hav the gate
it Is hardly thought that such a peti
tion will be of any use as the agreement
between the railroads and the city when
the O street viaduct was built was that
the tracks should be fenced and that traffic
to and from the stock yards should be
diverted to the new viaduct. The object
of fencLng the track Is to keep those
not employed by the railroads off the
tracks and thus prevent accidents, as far
Railroad officials declare that the build
ing of a passenger station on Twenty
seventh street between M and N streets
and the construction of a large freight
depot on Railroad avenue south of N
street will tend ; to build up lower N
City Council Tonight.
This evening the city council will, meet
In regular monthly ' session. The sewer
bpnd ordinance Is due for a second reading
and the appropriation sheet for September
Is to bo considered. It is hardly probable
that any action will be taken In regard
to the pay of registrars until the county
commissioners take some steps in the
matter. One question to come up will be
the renewal of the lease on the ground
where the Brown " Park fire company is
stationed. There was some talk at one
time of the city purchasing a lot and mov
ing the building but the matter has been
delayed sd long that more than likely
another lease for a year will be agreed
upon. There will be the usual amount
of routine business to be gone through
with but nothing of very great Importance
is expected to come up.
Cardinal Club Dance.
The opening dancing party of the Car
dinal club will be held at Odd Fellows
hall on Tuesday evening, October 10. In
vitations are being sent out now for this
dance. This club Is one of the latest
social organizations to be formed here.
The members of the club are: John J.
Glllin, president; John J. Hlnchey, secretary-treasurer;
Bernard Larkln, Andrew
M. Gallagher, John J. Hannlgan, Thomas
F. Fitzgerald, John O'Neill, Mourice P.
Hinchey, Patrick Murphy, John C. Bar
rett, Jghn Hughes.
Maslc City Gossip.
Rev. Dr. Wheeler spent Sunday at the
umana xnaian agency.
Sunday was drill day In police circles.
not an arrest being made.
This evening the Board of Education will
hold its regular monthly meeting.
The Young Men' Christian association
gymnasium classes will open today.
Two bad washouts are reported on Mis
souri avenue near Fourteenth street.
The ladies of the Epworth league will
meet at Twenty-fourth and H streets at
1 o'clock Tuesday, October 8.
City taxes for the 1906 assessment are
now due at the office of the city treasurer.
These taxes become delinquent on Jan
The announcement ha been made that
ground Is to be broken today for the
new Union Pacific passenger station at
Twenty-seventh and N streets.
Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson are mourn
ing the death of their faithful dog 'Shep."
This dog had been the constant companion
of Mr. Anderson for a dozen years.
It Is reported that another effort Is to
be made to inject some life Into the
poutn umana commercial ciun. A meeting
of the directors of the club Is to be held
this week to arrange plana for securing
members and talking over proposed Im
provements. MASONIC TEMPLB AT SIOIX FALLS
Corner Stone of New Structure Will
Be Laid Tuesday, October 10.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. Oct. 1. (Special.)
Tuesday, October 10, has been determined
upon as the date for the laying of tha
cornerstone of the new $40,000 Masonic
temple, which Is being erected . In this
city. It I planned to make the day one
long to be remembered In local Maaontc
circles. Invitations have been sent to the
various Masonic lodges of the state re
questing that delegations be sent to par
tlclpate in the services. The oeremonlos
in connection with the laying of the cor
nerstone will be under the direction of
the grand lodge officers and will take
place at I o'clock In the afternoon.
Verdict la Wreck Case.
GUERNSEY. Wyo., Oct.l.-Opedal.)-
The coroner's Jury that examined into the
Colorado Sc Wyoming wreck here a few
days ago In which Conductor Briggs and
Mr. A. W. Ladd were killed and two
other seriously injured, yesterday returned
a verdict that the accident was due to the
carelessnts of the Colorado & Wyoming
and its employes In the Sunrise yards. In
all probability the railroad will be con
fronted with damage suits for large sums.
Coroner Investigating; Death.
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Oct. 1. (Special.)-
Coroner Murray will on Monday take up
the death of Andrew 8. Artist, who was
killed by M. Marguese, a Mexican, a week
ago. and the Inquest will be continued un
til nom tangible evidence In elicited. Tho
authorities ("till believe that Artist tM en
ticed Into the rooms over the home ranch,
robbed and then murdered.
Prlrate l.ee Exonerated.
CHETENNE. Wyo., Oct. 1. (Special.)
The coroner's Jury In the case of Thomas
King, the Fort Russell soldier who was shot
and killed In the Oermanla saloon here a
week ago last night by Private Robert E.
Lee, today returned a verdict of Justifiable
hrmlclde. Lee Is still In the county jail,
but It Is doubtful If he will be prosecuted,
except on a charge of carrying concealed
weapons. The evidence showed that King
was advancing toward Lee at the time the
latter fired; also that King had threatened
Left on numerous occasions.
SERVIANS DISLIKE PRINCE
Heir to Throne Show Himself
Lost to All Sense of
BELGRADE, Oct. 1. (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) Another revolution Is due In
Servla. And this time the revolution Is
predicted not because of the fact that King
Peter came to the throne by a dastardly
crime, though that may figure In the
equation, not because he is personally un
popular, though It is not too much to say
that he is even more unpopular than his
Immediate predecessor, whose entire house
was wiped out to make way for the present
occupant, but it Is the spirits of his suo
cessor, not the spirits of a long line of
predecessors which give promise of rock
ing the Servian throne within the next few
The crown prince. George, has Just cele
brated his coming of. age. And now that
he Is old enough to really rule the people
are beginning to fear this possibility as
they fear the possibility of death.
If Prince George were the son of poor
parents In any English speaking community
on earth lie would have been placed In a
reform school long before this. But, un- 1
fortunately, there are no reformatories for
His promotion on hi birthday to the rank
of lieutenant In the Servian army waa
the utmost that his long-suffering father
dare do In the way of teaching hi son
the responsibilities of his position by giv
ing his son a little responsibility to start
with. The army throughout regards Prince
George a a hopeless "enfant terrible,"
though it Is willing to admit his splendid
horsemanship and marksmanship.
As to his love of horses he has already
Intimated his Intention of starting a racing
stable as soon as he comes of age. His
royal father la still holding the purse
strings with a firm hand, but the youthful
lover of sports has announced that If he Is
not allowed the fund he will lend his
name to any stable In Europe and even In
Great Britain and If that will not do he
will have horses raced In America in hi
name. Though he ride his horses to
death he does not find the pace sufficiently
hot, however, and against his father's ex
press wishes he has announced his Inten
tion of buying a powerful motor car.
When some time ago King Peter In
structed Major Levastteur to take charge
of his son as tutor, he said to the major:
"The education of my son is confided to
you. You must first make a man of him.
then a good soldier and finally a king. Rely
at all times upon my assistance."
Major Levasseur has failed, and so has
King Peter, for that matter. But the
double failure has not been because the
king has not backed up his servant In ac
cordance with his promises, for one
occasion, at any rate, has been recorded
when the king thrashed his son with the
universal implement of youthful correction
Last July the major retired from his
tutorship, declaring that he found It a
little too exciting. Just before that date
another mad gallop ended In the tutor
falling from his horse and again Injuring
himself. This escapade was followed by
a fencing bout, In which the prince dis
abled his tutor; and when, despite the
major's condition, the prince Insisted upon
the fight being continued, the following day
the tutor handed In his resignation to King
The record of this royal Hooligan would
fill columns. Only a few months ago he
shot a young Macedonian whom he met
and quarreled, with while on an excursion
with his tutor. This was only one of sev
eral similar accidents which have been
diplomatically smothered under the de
scription of "unfortunate accidents."
But it Is not mere youthful spirits which
have stirred the resentment of the Servians.
Harum-scarum youth always has its ad
mirers. Prince Hal was loved by more
than Falstaff and If mere Irresponsibility
were the sum total of the offenses of Prlnco
Oeorge the streets of Belgrade would prob
ably be filled today with his shouting ad
mirer. But the assault on the convent of the
Blessed Trinity, outside Belgrade, proved
that the crown prince wa lost to all sense
of decency and shame, and that his of
fenses are quite outside tne catalogue or
the unforgivable. With three companions
he drove from the Cafe de Paris in the
small hours of the morning, battered in
the convent wicket, gate, ran a sword
through the body of the faithful watchdog
and then, as they started on a tour of the
cloisters, they were suddenly confronted by
the mother superior.
Then they seem to have been brought to
their senses, for they got no farther. But
this sacrilege raised the greatest Indigna
tion among the Intensely religious people
of Servla, and the Insult will not soon he
forgotten or forgiven. The convent ha
since been reconsecrated by the metropoli
The prince ha been turned outside the
door of the principal music hall of Bel
grade for flinging champagne bottle at the
leader of the orchestra and for mounting
the stage and publicly making love to Mme.
Beyla, a favorite performer of the Servian
He has contracted a bogus secret mar
riage with a beautiful girl, the daughter of
general, three of the friends of the prince
masquerading as priests and witnesses.
So little does Servla want to see Prince
George ever reach the throne "that at his
father's coronation banquet a toast was aa-
clalmed with tremendous enthusiasm which
expressed a wish that the crown should
"pass to the head of the ablest member of
your family," the ablest member being by
common consent any one except Crown
Prince George, He has already weakened
the hold of the dynasty on the throne, and
even If a revolution does not break out be
fore the death of King Peter It Is safe to
say that a revolution immediately succeed
ing his death will prevent the crown prince
from ever mounting the throne.
The crown prince is fairly tall, well built
and has rather a handsome face. He spent
his younger day In the Czar Alexander'i
Military School for Cadets In St. Peters
burg. living under the eye of his aunt,
Princess Anastasle. But neither the strict
regime of this military school, the super
vision of the czar himself nor that of 'his
aunt had any effect la teaching him self
The people of Belgrade are already talk
ing of presenting a petition to King Peter,
urging him to arrange the succession so
that there will not be a possibility of the
crown pilnce succeeding xhlm after bis
Drowns Herself and Baby.
LEICESTER. Mass . Oct. I -Mrs. Mary
A. O'Hare, 46 years of age, of Cherry Val
ley, walked Into Olney's pond In the rear
of her hrne early this morning with her
11-month-old baby boy In her arms. Both
were drowned. No cause is ascribed for
SAYS ARMY IS UNDERPAID
Report of PsymgitcrQeneril Becommendi
BeTiiion of Ichedule.
GOOD CLASS OF RECRUITS HARD TO GET
Enlisted Men Deposit Million aad Half
Dollars with Pay Officials
Durlnsr the Last
WASHINGTON, Oct. l.-The report of
Francis A. S Dodge, the paymaster gen
eral of the army, for the last fiscal year,
points out that the enlisted men have now
every chance to put away money for their
own savings by the deposit system which
guarantees them absolute safety. During
the year the amount deposited by the men
was $1,531,020, making the total amount
since the establishment of the system, $2,
294,326. General Dodge states that the present law
against permanent appointments in the
staff corps and departments will result In
course of time In all the grades In the
pay department being filled by officers de
tailed from the line. He recommends that
the law be amended so as to limit details
to vacancies occurring In the grade of
captain for which captains of the line
should be selected as now and that all
grades above captain should be made per
The amount expended account of the
pay of army during the year was t31.IHSl.132.
The last complete pay schedule for the
army. was passed by congress thirty-five
years ago And the report contends that
It is not sufficient for the demands of
our times. The fact that the army Is un
derpaid, the reports adds, makes It Im
possible to get recruits out of such classes
a? might be wished. That economy has been
the watchword for the army for the last
twenty years. General Dodge says. Is shown
by the fact that whereas the cost per capita
for officers and men In 1876 was $992, It
was during this year, $987.
Jusserand at White Honse.
President and Mrs. Roosevelt tonight had
as guests at dinner Ambassador Jusserand
of France and Mme. Jusserand.
The president spent a very quiet Sunday,
remaining at the White House during the
entire day except when he attended serv
ices at the Grace Reformed church In the
morning. The church waa crowded. Tho
president walked to and from the church
The ambassador and Mme. Jusserand
remained at the White House until 11 to
o'clock. A portion of the time the ambas
sador was alone with the president. It is
presumed they discussed the complications
between Venezuela and France growing out
of the French Cable company affair.
Captain W. 8. Cowles, the president's
brother-in-law, arrived In Washington
tonight and went to the White House.
Bacon nt Washington.
Robert Bacon of New York, who Is to
succeed Francis B. Loomls as first assist
ant secretary of state, Is In Washington
preparatory to assuming the duties of that
office. He was In conference for some time
with Secretary Root tonight.
Senator Heyhnrn Improving,
Senator Heyburn of Idaho, who has been
111 with a mild form of appendicitis con
tinued to improve today. He Is still con
fined to his apartments.
A Miraculous Escape
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Nashotah, Wis., who healed his wound
with Bucklln's Arnica Salve. 25o. For
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PITTSBURG, Oct. l.-Fir tonight dam
aged the Mcintosh-Hemphill company or
Fort Pitt foundry, as It Is better known,
to the extent of about $200,000, fully covered
by Insurance. The valuable patterns
destroyed represent the accumulation of
thirty years, but while the company will
be hampered considerably In Its loss there
will be no shut down.
The Atlantic Monthly
PUBLISHED OCT. 1
THE GOLDEN RULE
William Allen White
A brilliant discussion of practical
morals In present-day business and pub
lic life. The author, a well known
editor, political writer and man of af
fairs, finds The Golden Rule still valid.
The November and December Issues Will
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The Commercialization of Literature, by
Is the Theater Worth While? by James
L, Metcalfe, Dramatic Critic of Life.
How to Know the Fallacies, by Samuel M.
Woman Suffrage In the Tenements, by
Our Anxious Morality, by Maurice Maeter-
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