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NASH CLAIMS THE ViCIORY
Byi Lilwaukae Hh Won Fight fr Omaha
la Grain Tradt.
NEW MARKET AND BETTER RATES GAINED
General Western Agent Drdarn
Company Has Hot Injured, bat
Material? Improved In
terest, of Tola City.
F. A. Nash, general western agent of
the Milwaukee, has returned from Chicago,
where he went In the Interests of the
Omaha (train rates. He brings the Informa
tion that the Milwaukee has won out In a
carefully laid plan to help the Omaha
arraln market. He said:
"The Chicago, Milwaukee c St Paul
railway has not and will not take any
action Injurious t the Omaha arraln ex
change. It Is making an Intelligent fight
and has already accomplished more for
the Omaha grain market than have all the
other railroads combined during the last
five years. Our method should not be at
tacked, at least until some Injury can be
shown and with a full understanding of
the entire situation.
"A conflict has been on for the last
ten years between the gulf ports and the
eastern ports fof the grain of the west
and the gulf lines have won out as a gen
eral thing, so most of the corn from Ne
braska has gone for shipment via the gulf
ports. With the Idea of giving Omaha
two grain markets, for a man can get a
better price fer any commodity if he has
two markets for it. and of course to give
the Milwaukee the haul on more of this
grain, the Milwaukee entered Into a sys
tematic fight to put Omaha 6n a bettor
basis for her grain and to lower the dif
ferential claimed by the gulf roads.
"A bluff has been made several times of
reducing the rate to Baltimore, which is the
chief grain market for this continent, but
the rate has not yet been such that the
stuff was actually hauled and to call that
bluff and to get the grain actually In
motion the Milwaukee entered this fight
and has won It, so that now Omaha has two
outlets for her corn with a smaller differ
ential to go Into effect the first of the
year. The lines east of Chicago never have
been willing to help out In the effort to
tiiiikc this grain move to Baltimore rather
tlmn to the gulf, but the Milwaukee bus
forced them to go In on the rate.
Ka 8urh Cnt Intended.
"We never intended to make a. three-cent
differential in favor of Kansas City. We
made the fight from Kansas City and to
actually move the grain had to put In the
15-cent rate, which did the business. In
making this fight we did not have to make a
rate from Omaha as there was no necessity
for tearing down the Omaha rate, but
simply did it as a mutter of form. Our
fight was made from Kansas City and we
have won It and Omaha gets the benefit
more than Is appreciated, for It now has
two established markets for Its corn. Balti
more buyers now know that they can
come to Omaha to buy their grain Instead
'Grain men will say that not a pound of
grain w'as diverted from Omaha by this J
short fight on the part of the Milwaukee,
but on the other hand nn Immense amount i
vi twu iiiw uctii uvummiaiicu. i.ne alii- j
waukee, alone and Single-handed, has won
this fight for the west and has forced the
lint's east of Chicago to accept a reduction
In their revenues for hauling this grain,
which will now have an equal chance via
Baltimore as via the gulf points. No grain
was moving when the Milwaukee made the
first cut via Baltimore, but when 1.000 cars
had been delivered to the eastern roads
thry could see that the grain would come
to the east if the proper rates were estab
lished and they were forced to make the
reduction. We had to show our ability to
haul the stuff, and had to make that rate
from Kansas City to get the business but
Omaha has not been hurt in the least."
THIRTY PER CENT DIVIDEND
Amount Sears Orders Bee-elver
Trust Company to Pay to Cor
In the matter of the receivership of the
Omaha Inan and Trust company Judge
Senrs of the district court has made the
following order, on application and showing
made by the receiver, William K. Potter:
It Is further hereby ordered that said
receiver shall, as soon as he can properly
prepare his books and necessary papers In
connection therewith, nay to the legal
holders of all outstanding receiver's cer-tllli-ates,
iiuiued for claims allowed by the
court a dividend of ) per cent, computed
upon the unpaid balance of the principal
of said certificates, after deducting from
the original amount thereof payments from
coital era I as above provided, and all pay
ments that may heretofore have been
made from collections upon collateral or
otherwise and by payment of dividends
heretofore ordered by this court.
The receiver's statement to the court
shows that he now has cash on hand to
the amount of $37,299.42. Receiver's cer
tificates have been issued to the amount
of $3?I,47.BO, on which payments have been
made to the amount of Sl'4.01.4.79 and divi
dends declared for $7.4M.e3. This, with $11.
961.24 collected from collateral for the trust
fund, makes a total of fCS!.65.6ii.
The balance of allowed claims unpaid Is
(60.001.84. In addition to allowed claims
paid as above other liabilities have been
settled to the amount of $2,741,539.17, making
a total reduction of liabilities to date of
$J.W6.0O4 si. '
HOYE SCORES THE MAJORITY
Denounces "Some Members of Cost.
ell as I n lit to Hold Ofnce
Councilman Hoye of the Second ward
branded some members ef the city council
as unfit to hold such positions and urged
the members of the South Bide Improve
ment club to see that they were not re
elected. In an Impassioned speech delivered
before the club at its meeting Friday
"Some members of the city council of
Omaha." said Mr. Hoye, ."should never be
returned to that body. As a cillzen and a
taxpayer I cannot tolerate any such work
as they are doing. They are not working
for the taxpayers. Couucllnirn who will
not allow the people to vote on certain
ordinances are dangerous men."
As a conclusion to his denunciation of
the majority faction of the council Mr.
Hoye said he would not be a candidate for
re-election, even at the present salary,
which had been Increased $i0 a month.
Tvevieus to expressing his opinion of the
majority of the council. Mr. Heye said he
bad worked at all times for the best In
terests of the city and that be felt retpon-
iDie rer the reduction In electrio lights
ci no uenta i
rront 111 4. 60 five years ago to the
rate, with the I per cent royal
the present .
rh. ... ..r.. i
also told tho rluh of the Improvements he
had helped to secure for thp city and ex
presssed his belief that much Rood could
be accomplished by the Improvement clubs.
Henry Kieser was elected secretary ef
the club and a number of new member!
GREAT WEEK AT AUDITORIUM
Manager Milan Provides rkatlug
en.atlon. for Edluratlon
of Pa bile.
The coming meek will undoubtedly be a
record breaker In the history of roller
fkatlT1 the Auditorium. Manner Oil-
Ian has arranged with Harley Davidson. I
Champion roller skater nt Ih. I n n I
champion roller skater of the wnrM
J. 8. Pitt of Chicago., ex-ch.mp.on fast
skate- fni. it,-.., i i .
----- .. v ,,,,,, ,,,, races, in
which Pitt will endeavor t m-.., .i,
championship from Davidson Th
race win occur on Christ
mas night, the
second on Tuesday night and the final Minden. or Seward Sometimes he Is one
race on Wednesday night. The man who ' at a place, sometimes two or three,
wins two out of the three races will be but In the last four weeks he seems to
entitled to the purse of $2') and the chain- ; "' covered a large part of the central
plonshlp medal. Both Davidson and Pitt 1 portion of the state.
have been In training on the Auditorium I Mr- Worrall Is endeavoring to secure
floor for' a week and they have also been rnore information against the memliers of
taking strenuous walks and runs Into the ,no defunct Nebraska Grain Dealers' as
country on foot and on bicycles, so that soclatlon, to be used at the next session of
tney sre In prime condition. There have
been races and races at the Auditorium
rink, but these three races between Dav
idson and Pitt will overshadow anything
ever seen In Omaha on roller skntes.
On Thursday night will occur the first
masoue or costume skate of the season
when all skaters must wear either a mask
or a costume, and cash prizes will be
riven for the prettiest and most unique
and original costumes In each class. Hun
dreds of enthusiastic skaters are already
i work on their costumes, and the spec
tators, as well as the skaters. r assured
an evening of great amusement. Spec
tators will be admitted to the balcony for
the races and for the costume skate at
the usual price of 10 cents, but the Rdmls
slon to the skating floor during the races
and on Thursday nlrht will be cents.
LIGHT OPERATOR THF EAGLES
"Clilmee of Kormandr" to Bo Given
t the Boyd to Benefit
Boost Ins; Fond.
"The Chimes of Normandy." full of tune
ful music and with airs that are long re
membered, not to speak of Its brimming
fun, will be given at the Boyd theater on
Wednesday and Thursday "evenings of this
week for the benefit of the fund the Eagles
are raising to forward rheir campaign to
secure the meeting of the national aeries in
i-"". 11 nas been a I
one tin, n .!. .1,.
catchy strains of this once ruling favorite
'"" l"e "ant operas has been heard In . . 'i"..,. i, .-,.-. .x
Omaha, but It Is not at all likoly that the I '"r ' "n,,m''nt n-ralnst Independent
songs of Henri and Germaine of Seroolette I -Pa"1"' capitalization of the com
and Grenlcheux, of the frenxy of old Oas I pany t0 b ,","'as', n1 "tock off-red
pard and his wonderful song as ha plays 1 f"" t0 ,nm",n,,al fa"8- " Is said
wun nis gold, have been forgotten by any
wh. e IlBt , thenlf whue thoM
nave a treat In store. The
Eagles have beon very fortunate In secur
ing for the cast a number of well known
singers, as the following list wUl showi
CHARACTERS IN THE OPERA
Serpolette. the Qeod-for-Nothlng
Miss Roae Bursick
m i - i . n ...
euzanne xti. iu- i,..
Henri, Marquis of Cornville . '
Aifesior ''enry Dunn
Nolry r..::::::::::::::: w'
Villagers. Attendants of The . Marquis;
JEROME K. JEROME IS COMING
English Hamorlst to Give a Recital la
Omaha for Hentlt of the
Jerome K. Jerome will be at the hytlo
theater oa Tuesday evening. December 26,
to deliver what Is described u a "humorous
recital." Mr. Jerome does not lecture,
nor does he read from his books, but he
talks In a delightfully Informal way, com
bining lecture and reading In his recital.
As the foremost of English humorists.
woras are so well known in tills
country, bis coming lias excited a rri !
deal of Interest, and his audiences in Amer- ! noon that a "Monday and when they in
tea have Invariably been large and even Qulred oM B1"y ' dead,
enthusiastic. He will appear under the ' The burlesque company, which liked him,
Joint auspices of the Omaha Woman-, i '"n what as left of him in the under-
club and W. E. Chambers, manager of the '
Lyric theater. Of his recent appearance In i
New York, the Press of that city said:
inier?mi"fKl Jeromc- th man who Is spend-
f 'rK1 Ch,as" ot th8 Cana-1 tliat the
English cranium is without a bump of hu-
i...,iiicu a large audience with stories
Uin joBieroay ailernoon in the
Empire theater, it mum lh .,.i.,, ' "T
American appearance, and the beartlneaa of
. iiiuiHin nuc.ee as in nis forth-
coming tuur of the country.
Jerome hides his humor under a grave
race. He has a funny little bald spot, and
01s luxunant blond growth in front is Varied
reckaewly in lu iiiludie. la.img ui 11U.,
...... 1 j .L e aeiivered
several deft thrusts at American wives.
r or about two hours tue audience was
kept in a constant flurry of merriment
Jeromes dry wit ranged over human na-
uiiu m iu on a nagging couMe.
o ucmten 1 wo suar-
rOHs, 10 a Unity inman nnrl n .1
operatiuir room. He whs fteitlve in every
ituin, ui.U. aJtoe?thr. th u ftUr..M,in
"w ut ai c viiju) 1 1 IT! I v.
FIRE DAMAGES A DWELLING
Destroys Ippor story at Loss of
About Fifteen Hundred
Fire originating from an unknown cause
in the second story of the residence of C
F. McCreary. 2416 Madisen street, Satur
day afternoon damaged the building to
Hie extent of $l,Su), almost destroying thn
upper story. Hose Company No. 11 reached
the fire first, but a hose burst and delayed
action of the firemen.
Mrs. Tonle Wins.
Mrs. Charlotte Towle reports her lud.
irnt and her bejlefs were endorsed at the
.Ul di'bate at the Bouto
Omaha High school Friday afternion The
subject for Uehale was: "Resolved That
the privilege of the suffrage should be ex.
tended to women." Mrs. Towle Filipino
protege. Ramundo Obon. led the attirina
live side, suHtained by Misses Mamie Bulla
and Wanna Nelson. The nega'lve of the
proposition was upheld by Marlon Dennis,
liy Holts and Eddie Kraus. The J m,?
Rev. C. C. Cissell. Miss echlbeby and Ralon
Cressey of Wesleyan. decided in favor of
the aftlrmatlve unanimously.
Warner Goes la Tuesday.
I'nlted States Marshsl W. P. Warner ha
intimated that he will not enter t.,.
duties as marshal until Tueadav. in ih.
the offlee. The demit lea have n.Tt izT2
i.. . . . :
,,mcu m iniir retention wnen Marshal
Varntr takes hold, but It Is believed that
Dy 1U rf,,'n temporarily by
the new marshal Marshal Warner ...
MRRALL HASEM GUESSING
Treat Bui!er Flie fram 'Ona Tawn to
Anoiker Ga baring Data.
NOT THROUGH WiTri ,G GRAIN DEALERS
Will Present Case to ext Federal
Grand Jury Belief Held In Some
Quarters Association Is
What is Tom Worrall doing?
This is a (.uestlon asked every
! each other , , w. ',,.:,,:
, acquaintance.- For the last month the
1 . . . . .
, ouster nas neen in Omaha but one
1 dav es.h .!, ,.....n.. ...,...
: at hi. m .J .T V
Mr. Worrall Is at Harvard, or Hastings, or
tn arand Jury. This Is the conclusion at
which the grain men arrive They know
that Mr. Worrall is visiting towns all over
the state, and they know that he Is not
buying any grain for his company.
It Is confidentially predicted by many
' that members of the Association, held
DJ- 801,19 to be as much alive today as It
ever was, will be Indicted by the next
grand Jury. The matter was mysteriously
dropped at the last session of the grand
Jury, even after wltnesies had been sub
poenaed. Friends of Mr. Worrall say he
er""n' te aron ,h fr the time be
lng. feeling that he did not care to pre
sent his evidence to the grand Jury when
the t'nlted States district attorney had
not sufficiently Interested himself In the
matter to have an Interview with Mr. Wor
rall. The new district attorney, whoever
he l, undoubtedly will have at his dis
posal all of Mr. Worrell's Information. If
he wishes to Investigate the alleged grain
Thinks Price Combine fiend.
A. W. Jefferls of Jefferls ft TTowell, at
torneys for Worrall, thinks there is no un
derstanding with regard to prices among
the old "regular" dealers. He has Infor
mation that the farmers are getting more
for their grain, on the basts of Chicago
prices, than they did several months ago.
Also the Independent dealers are receiving
bids from Kansas City and Chicago, a
thing which was forbidden by the tnrst.
A rumor Is current that a large Omaha
I M I Y. .. 1 , . t
eioui mm wnii iimny eirvitiuiii in m
1 "Ut9 " ""k,n? t0 nte"st the farmers
V . 7 v"""'"',,r ." "uw uul ,n
th. stat. exp Wnln. J. pl, to farmer.
LAST OF BILLY THE MINSTREL
Almost Forgotten In Life, hut Bis
-. Coffin Was Filled with
"Billy" Black was buried In New Tork
Thursday. Some people called him William
Hart, but to most folks he was Just Billy,
the last of the old time black-face come
dians. He died Monday morning of a hemorr
hage. He had been 111 a long time In a
quiet house In Fifteenth street. Nobody re.
members the number.
Tou see. people had lost sight of Billy for
the last twenty-five years, and It was only
when he died that people recalled that there
had been such a man In the old San Fran
cisco minstrels, a dulcet tenor contempo
raneous with Billy Birch, Raymon Moore,
Hughle Dougherty, Willis Sweatnam and
He had no relatives left He had friends,
but they had drifted like all friends on the
read. They met on the Rial to. They alieek
hands and said:
"TeuT Why, I thought you were dead
long ago. Somebody told me you were dead,
like all the rest of 'em. Good Joke, eh? Lefs
have a drink "
Last week Billy Black, or Hart was play
ing with a burlesque troupe down In Four-
t"1" "treet. He did not turn up one after.
tak,n- 'htP- He ' quiet and he smiled
" he alwa's had. Somebody wondered who
was going to pay ror the funeral. But
Frank Campbell, the undertaker, had told
Rev. Dr. H. M. Warren, the hotel chap
lain, who always does the right thing by
people In Queer street. Dr. Warren found
Thursday w hen t o'clock came, when Billy
was to be burled, at least 3W ef "the pro
fession" had dropped In and dropped
flowers on the coffin. And when Billy Black
or Billy Hart, whichever name was best
beloved went to Evergreen cemetery his
eoffln was piled with wreaths and there
were fourteen carriages. Who was in them?
Nobody knew but Bllly.-New York Times.
MOST INOPPORTUNE QUESTION
Why Mr. dagger Wished He Had In.
trodnoed Some Other Topic
Mr. and Mrs. Nagger were at the break
fast table when Mr. Nagger said to his
"Did you hear Mrs. Flutter say last
night when we were calling there that
she made all of her own dresses and
trimmed her own hats?"
There was fire In the eye of Mrs. Nag
ger, and the Iron of sharp and keen re
sentment seemed to have been driven into
ner soul when she said in reply
And did you hear Mr. Flutter say that
he elw.iF. ..... - i,. .
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d. 7, " ; .-":n'0"ln r
... - nuuw or wnO
cant afford It does? Did you hear that
u u"r inatT
Ana die you near Mr. Flutter telllnr how
he o . , '"""g now
- --v ' wee ana seme-
times T by shaving himself Instead of
running off to a barber and r Z"Z '
risk of contracting disease, as vou do? n.,i
you hear that? And did v-u h." .
ter say that he always cut hla own irra u
. own Krass
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after he-had been ahut ud In th.
. . . . ... . - - 1
day? And did you hear him aay that he
always polished hi. ewn boots? Do you
pollah yeur boots. 8am Nagger? Not a bit ,
of It. you don t. lea; and did you hear 1
him say that he alway. bought hi. clothing
- T - on ever; I h.
above what be would have to u.v . 1 .
union s i never anew you to buv
a readr made suit In my life,
7nVJr. B-h.tile t-iV ,
Ana Mr"' Flutter told me one day that h!
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OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKXIXO, DF.CKMKKK
repairing that was done around their
house, and you think you can't so much
as drive a nali: I'd talk about how much
Mrs. Flutter saves doing her own milli
nery and dressmaking, If I were you! I
wouldn't be willing to be found dad In
such a hat or such dresses as Mrs. Flutter
wears; and If you think 'that you can
criticise or browbeat m into undertaking
my own dressmaking in order to save
for you to spend on yourself you nre very
greatly mistaken: I know what you'd like!
Tcu'd Just like to have me discharge our
maid and laundress and have me sail In
and do all my own housework and wash
ing and Ironing, and bn a regular slave.
, uniia you never mt a hand to do a
thousand things that yon might easily do
I '"f yourself: I did hear what Mrs. Flutter
u' and f "l" we're v v """'J
, saiu, and It 1 were you. Sum Nasurr. I
WO'iM wer. , , , L
i "OJ d '"P "y own dooryard clean be-
rh"' ou "our temper
ana racing away from the table In a buff!
I wonder If you .heard Mrs. Flutter s.xy
that Flutter never said a cross word to
her In his life nor showed angr In any
way, and here you he's gone, and with a
banging of the door that was enough to
Jerk It off Its hinges! Dear. dear, dear!
If there's anything tiyliiK in this life it's
MADE FAITHLESS BY WEALTH
When Riches tome Throngh the Door
! Leaps Throngh the
President William Kills Corey of the
Steel trust is tiie last to go on the roll of
newly rich who have achieved national
scandal by forcing separation from their
William B. Leeds, who flashed out of
Richmond, Ind., and speedily became a
multl-niilllonalre, was about first of the
list. His home life had been Ideal until
he became rich
then he beheld Mr,
nlo Stewart Wort
rthington wife of a ,
rtl ington wife of a gay
od family. Within two
youngster of go
years Leeds and Mrs. Worthington each
secured a divorce from their mates and
Frank A. Magowan, mayor of Trenton,
N. J., stands out well In the list as hav
ing married a poor girl who helped him
become rich and powerful. Then Magowan
became enamored of the wife of a man
named Barnes, employed In ona of his
factories. Magowan and the woman both
obtained divorces after long fights In the
courts, but It marked the downfall of Ma
gowan. One of the richest men in the United
Status Is Henry M. Flagler, sometimes
called the "King of Florida." He was an
original partner In the Standard Oil com
pany with John D. Rockefeller. In m,
when he waa a Croesus, he married a
woman In Philadelphia, Ida Shrouds, the
daughter of a clergyman. For a number of
years she has been Insane and still lives
in a sanitarium near New York. It was
Mr. Flagler who made Florida the great
winter resort of America. For his benefit
the Florida legislature, in 1901, enacted a
law providing that tnourable Insanity of
four years' duration should be legal
grounds for divorce. Ten days after the
measure became a law Mr. Flagler applied
for and was granted a dlvoroe from Ida
Shrouds Flagler on the ground that she
waa incurably Insafts. Two "'months after
the decree was signed Mr. Flagler, then 72
years old. was married again In North
Carolina to Mary Lily Kenan, aged 36,
the daughter of a highly respected old
family ef the state. The bride's wedding
gift waa $4,000,000.
The case of Antonio Terry and Sybil
Sanderson Is so familiar to the Pacific
coast that It calls for no retelling here,
A plain, hard-working man was James
Street of New York, until a year ago.
He lived with a devoted wife In Engle
wood, N. J. Then he began to grow
prosperous. He was chosen president of a
steamship company. With his first money
there came Into his lite Kdna Miller, a
pretty stenographer. He deserted his long
faithful wife and devoted himself to the
young woman. The wife was left penniless;
business was neglected; exposure came.
The company's directors deposed him.
Street passed Into obscurity.
Out of Pittsburg, tho home of W. Ellis
Corey, the newiy-made Iron and steel mil
lionaire, there have come to New Tork
many rich men to take up relations of
various degrees with fascinating young
women of tho metropolis.
Alan A. Wood, an aged widower, was
one of them. In Weber & Field's music
hall he saw Goldle Mohr dancing In bril
liant costume. The old man married her
In secret a year ago. A few months ago
he , died, leaving his widow a large for
tune, over which there has been mucb
Henry W. Oliver, another Plttshiire
Croesus, died before the secret of his !
life was made known by the demands of
Mrs. Margaret Kinsley upon his estate for
a large sum of money to support a child
The madness of new money extends even
Into the second generation. Harry Thaw's !
recent marriage to Evelyn Nesbit once j
an actress and dancer, Is an example of
BEDMATE TAKES THE COIN
Guest at Aetna House Rids His Com
panion of Mnety-Flvo
Daniel Conbay, who came to Omaha with
tf for Christmas shopping, registered at
the Aetna houe with a companion. Dur
ing the silent watches (also the wee sm'
hours) of Friday night the companion :
arose, picneu up me r.nj ana left without
saying anything to Mr. Conbay, who main- ;
tained he would have raised objections if
the companion would have spoken of the ,
matter before leaving. Conbay believes
the companion stole the money. The mat-
ter was recorded on the books at police
Virtue that Is born of necessity is a poor
,i . iw Sc, enjoyment out or ,
her own miser;-,
A .liver dollar l. so heavy that it's hard
. .... . . ...t.
v0 woman can hone tm remain
". , ,
, forever unless she rs an actress.
.w . u . . , e -news i
. now o mu h. ,
w. . """""""" r'""'"1' -n ou. ;
" l"UK" "n ,a"ea I
. , , , , ...wn-
hag there would tie fewer male iniui.
I r women were bermltterl tn a ......
if r-uii-.i . .--.,.' ..i. . .
.7. 1 . :
oi an inieiunence onice it would be much
But the thorn, on th. rose, adoralng a
woman's hat sr. apparent to then who"
py, the freight.
Did it ever occur to you that th. winter
tels ar. Invariably located in the land
What a sociable world this would be If
man's neighbors were half as rlnA to ..
him on hla return from a month's rin !
Rir An 1 1 tti y i?n!vncrciimi,m of v,,,y heami. At
UlU AM3 LI1 ILL ItUJlaUr 1J ( Talta it Is one of the most amusing sights
I to see the Fngllsh nurses trying to keep
pace with their Imperial charges who. ap
Wn, Worn a an tiab.es W fcoia Fa'a Hanga t"rent!y appreciating their opportunity to
on R.nultef Iniu.n D.a:nrbancei. , fu". ,wor,h' run orr- 'n1 thPn n
I chase follows, for they are as strong as
i strons can be.
ORIGIN OF THE FntSENT SOVEREIGNS However, the English nurses are In fine
training, snd. what is move, are kept so by
the vivacity of their charges. They were
tamll, hr Intermarriage Made More particularly fond of Count Ismisdorff. who
German Than nnsslan Giddy
Grand Dukes The
t'sar's C hildren.
It used to I a favorite pastime of the
poet lMishkin to pour water into a glass of
wine until so little wine remained that It
hardly imparted the sliKhtest taste or color
to the griblefs contents. This was by way
of showing how little Russian blood re
mained In the RomnnofTs. who have since
Peter the Great been the reigning family of
The Rurlks, when they were driven from
power, were a pure blooded Russian line.
Hut IntcrmnrrlaKe with Germin wives
have made the Imperial family of todav al-
most wholly German, by blood if not bv
It wiis with Mlliri Penrim-ivitei.
off, who waa succeeded by Alels. that the
Romanoffs tn K13 bcnan to rut., Rn.,i.
Older Russian descendants of tlie Rurlk
families naturally looked upon them as
usurpers. Prince Peter Dolgorukl did not
hesitate so late ns the time of the Czar
Nicholas I to make his opinion on that mat
The emiror had summoned him from
Paris, where he was acting as secretary of
the Russian embassy, because of a letter
he had written which did not please the
czar. The prince sent word that he would
send his photograph to Ft. Petersburg In-
. Stead. With thin ne'er 1.. hi. .....i
I ... .I,., n. ..' ...
' ""cemors were grana miKes
f "row "hen the ancestors of the Czar
, NlrhoIaa Holstein-
G .. even auKes 01 "lttn
The Romanoffs are llkelv to i,.,..
tlnctlon of being tho last dynasty of abs-
lute sovereigns that Russia will know. The
ruling l.mi n,t ...,..i .i. J
from the necessity of having Its wings
clipped by the oeonle. even if It did Hin.
pear from view two eentnr... . i,
earlier with Its nowera and rights u-
Children of the Csar.
The children of the czar now number
five. The youngest of these young Roman
offs is Alexis Nlcolalevltch, which means,
of course, the son of Nicholas.
This young man. who Is heir to the throne
of all the Russia. Is now little more than a
year old. But he Is already Hetman of all
the Cossack troops In Russia, commander
of a regiment of the guard in Finland If
that honor still remains to him It Is rather
an empty one nowand he occupies the
same cost In three or fnup nihav ri -
. ' .. .J ....nr..i.
scattered over the vast domains of his
iiinc irum reiersDurg to eastern si-
It was at bis birth that the nihilists de
clared the csatina liad given to the czar
another daughter and Imposed on the peo
ple Uie child of a peasant A revolt of
some kind might have followed the birth of
another daughter to tho czarina, and the
nihilists urged that It waa to prevent such
a disaster that the child was taken from a
peasant who had been smuggled Into the
palace. The story never gained credence
ana ine nevorion nr the TOimvisn nn .
and the devotion of the Russian people to
the little heir has never faltered on account
It was thought before his birth that the
little Grand Duchess Olga, who Is now 10
years oin, mignt be declared the czar's heir
In case no son wss born. The tiny prlncss
as a child showed unusual spirit and so Im
perious a will that the Russian people had
come to expect that she would be declared
heir apparent to the throne.
The whole court Is said to be devoted to
the child, and it seemed a settled matter
that Olga js'lkolaevna might succeed her
father when the coming of her three sisters
made the appearance of a male heir more
and more doubtful. The only opposition to
this plan waa expected from the Grand
Duke Vladimir, who would Inherit, ss his
older brother, Michael, Is In poor health.
Serge, the second brother, who died, was
childless. The Grand Duke Vladimir, who
retains his strong Influence over the czar,
Is the father of these two admirable young
men, the Grand Dukes Boris and Cyril.
The birth of a son settled all these prob
lems of succession and delivered the Rus
sian people from the possibility of being
ruled by one of the grand ducal group.
Traits of the Youngsters.
The children are Olga, the Grand Duchess
Marie, who Is now 6, the 4-year-old Grand
rinr.li... .v.. -. t....i.
Tatiana, the second daughter of the czar,
who has now reached the mature ag of 8.
She was born at Peterhof.
TW. vn.m. -,. I,. I V. ...
UD ve,y "Imply by English nurses, and they
, . v-rl, u,u,i
nave ben allowed to have only the healthy
pleasures of ordinary children. Only a
snort time ago they could be seen driving .
through the streets of St. Petersburg ki a
large landau. They are difficult to keep in '
a dignified position In their imperial equip-
age, as an eye witness described them a
little mere than a year ago. He said:
The three elder ones seem to rove all over
the landau. They stand up. and then are 1
replaced In their seats. It scarcely lasts a ,
minute, when you may see then on their i
knees, looking out of the front, bowing to'
the passersby and taking the keenest Inter- i
est In all that meet, their eyes. I
Once again the nurses with kindly hands
P1" their valuable charges in more de-
pusmone. oui nun m minuie later
tne whole arrangement Is again upset. And
BO 't goes on.
ne of them lately, with much
earnestness, "Who does St. Petersburg be-
Ions' to?" To which the reply was given
thiit It helnmrerl tn their num. I
"Yes?" replied the little grand duchess,
with surprise. "I did not know that. I did
know that Peterhof belonged to us. Yes?
The whole of It?"
The elder ones are fully alive to the ex-
alted position they hold in the world. One
day a certain person, whom I will generaiy
term ia court furnisher, being with the lit
tle grand duchesses, and thinking to say
something pleasant, remarked:
"I saw four very nice little eirla out i.l.
lug this mornng.
"No. you didn't: " replied the Grand Duch-
ess Olga abruptly, and with .11,-nlty.
four little grand duchesses
At any rate, the four little grand duch- association, Judge Bears held tnat the re
esses have unlimited popularity, and to the qulreinent of the union label on city print-
never ceasing joy or tne people, rich a
poor alike, may be seen, of late, out almost
any morning, their nurses seeing that they
never miss a bit of sunshine if there is any
to be found.
But they are always the busiest little
grand duchesses imaginable. It is a lii(
to see them on a morning at Tsarskee-Selo
re ln.tar.ee when th.v . .1 .k i .
for Instance, when they get off tbelr ponies.
TV.-n A n wtnt w.al. . nM.. L-. . .
at once picking flower., running about and
.w.r,. ,h u.. ...k . ?
. - ,..iFiuciii, pui are orr
..... .k...i. .. i.i.
w Itlj a Dia-i-1
recently resigned on account of delicate
! health. They have also a weakness and
delight to see Baron Fredericks, who
warmly returns their appreciation of hlm
The Grand Duke Michael was the holr
apparent until the birth of the little csare
vitch. He was liorn In 1S7S. and Is thus
ten years younger than the csar. He has
never married and his health Is poor.
The member of the grand ducal party
who has most Influence with the cxar Is
the Grand Duke Alexander Mlchaelovltch.
' Wh ln:tr h favorite sister, the
Gn,nd Duchess Xenla. They are the only
c01,' arong all the grand ducal retinue
Who lmv ,he ""Potation of living on good
wl,h "lcn 0,,ier'
' They have six sons, and the grand duke
ha Wn Involved In some of the ugliest
f ,he nnB1,0,al cnndals which have made
e.siung tamuy natea. lie lias
Immense Influence with the emperor, how
ever, and Is closer to him than either
Vladimir or Alexis, his father's brothers.
Alexander Mlchaelovltch Is tall, slender
and handsome, and Is a grandson of
Nicholas I. Ills mother was a German
T"'!"lT!'' "C h"d a mo,eat,, fortune
wiucn has made It necessary for him, with
a family of six young children, to Increase
his Income by any means possible.
Vladimir has set a fine example for his
two sons, Boris and Cyril, and has been
more nissoiute than any of the other
grand dukes. His brother Alexis m-hn i.
,lw . . . ., .." .
"r, r J I' Q "t
. ' f pP"on- He haa th" ,aml,y wcak"
IM, for Fr(.nch ,c, k
i rer" ,TOSnt9 ' Jewelry to those he meets
' -nd St Petersburg.
I fJ. ti morganatic alliances
" of nl mistresses got from the govern-
' i7J,'r " r'nB thnf '
'P to Russia by France. Then, after the
m0n,,y. ll"a bM Pld "er, the dea! fell
I .nfh' These two are. like the departed
nerse. unscrupulous thieves of tlio public
The Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna Is the
mother of the Grand Duke Puul, who was
banished en account of his morganatic
marriage. sew York Sun.
ADDS TO THE LORD'S PRAYER
-msiiiu t-omposltloa Captured
During the Civil War at
I The 1
ucnuuiui composition was
captured during the civil war In Charles-
ion, a. u., by a brother of Mrs 8 n
Helmer of Kendalvllle, Ind. It Is printed
on heavy satin and Is quite a literary
Thou to the merev
seat our souls ootli
To uo our .luty unto
TJho i-VriiOUR FATHER,
all honor should be
ror Thou art the
! "rea' od ......who art to heaven.
rul'Bt the world
Forever, therefore. ..hallowed
Thy glorious grao
J uivmi. us irnm
17 Thy commands; Thy k'n"dom c'
opposed oy none
But Thy good pleas-
AndeieVou'r"i--o'm'pt-T,'y W,U b' doil9
ness to ojey bo
TnelVr .oms 1-
O, Lord, also "ett4en'
Thou wouldst be
souls are fed.
wVt'h very'nwed'fuiour dally br0A1
tiling do Thou re
And of Thy mrey,
All our nil.ioeds'forand orlvu us
Him whom Thou
To make au oKeiing
And for as much, O,our tresspass
Lord, as wo be
lieve That Thou wilt par
Let that love teach" wo forgive those
i dost acuualnt us
i And though so'm'e!Iwho treuspass
times Thou tindst -"8t us.
we have forgot
Wk. I.. ... ' fi.
I V"" lu
, yet neip...
' Through "s o u I o'rand loAd UM not
1 0,LU(w1a,lt 1
' jor et earth's gain
L1 nl th8 oul of lnto temptation,
them frnb"t deliver
And both In life and
"p wfhtrlL,,i xhoa" "
This may be had....
Thla or1'.d y,0JiJJJ)!l?
""J' " ---.
To Thee belongs the power and
nd all Thy won- giory
drous works have
But will remain for-
ever and forever.
Ttu"eaWe would "on-
And thus ay eter-
UNION LABEL NOT NECESSARY
Decision of Judge dears la Case of j
City Printing Contract
After bearing argument by Attorneys
Connell. for the Typographical union, and
T. J. Mahoney. for t lie Omaha Employers'
lng is not to be regarded as binding.
Mrs. Kennedy Funeral Plana
The funeral of Mrs. Margaret A. Ken- 1
nedy. wife of the lute Howard Kennedy
sr., will lie Sunday afternoon ut 2 '
from the home, "."Jt Dodge street. Ilev
Kdwin Hart Jenks. pastor of the Hr.i
Presbyterian chu ch, will conduct the
service. The burial will be at Forest
Lawn. ,The pallbearers will be: Ollbert M '
lit... ln...L. ' K 11 . 1 1 1 1 1 , . "V
nivni.n v.. hhhiuk, ii. a. uouo,
A' R Scl'frmerhorn. James H, Adams ana
I" - ul Ludington.
Fountain Peas. Frsuxer, lilb and Dodge.
COPY FIVE CENTS.
.ICflT FOR CARRYING MAIL
Railroads Framing Up far Contraot foi
Naxt Tanr Years,
NEW ELEMENT OF COMPETITION ARISES
Pennlanla, Missouri radio and
Santa Fe Said to Do Rack,
lng tho Roads on
Time is approaching for the fight be
tween the western railroads fer the priv
ilege of hauling the government mall and
the railroads are marshaling their forces
to try to secure this coveted prize. Con
ferences are being held by the Union Ta
il fie and Burlington in reference te lower
ing the time of hauling these fast trains,
for time Is the essence of the contract with
I'mio Sam. A new factor of competition
is entering the field, it Is said the Penn
sylvania, the Missouri Paclllo and the
Santa Fe are uniting to strive to take tbe
plum from the New York Central, tbe Lake
ISIiore, the Burlington, the Union Faclflo
ami the Southern Pacific.
fcivery four years lncle Bam has this
mail weighed, the road Is chosen for It to
travel over and the compensation deter
mined for the next four years. The pay la
less than on regular mall business and an
exaggerated idea of the compensation ex
ists. The extraordinary speed Is consid
ered In connection with the expensive char
acter of the power and equipment and tha
constant need for Its replacement to keop
it In the highest possible standing.
Four years age the Northwestern made
an effort to secure the contract from Chi
cago to Omaha, two trains west and one
east, and for a month ran a train at light
ning speed over Its double-tracked road,
but the experience of the Burlington lit
handling this train for twenty years evi
dently put it in a position to make the
History of the Contest.
Twenty-live years ago the agents of the
government tried to get Marvin Hughltt.
then, as now, the head of the Northwestern,
to haul this train. After due consideration.
Mr. Hughitt concluded he did not want the
buslin ss, which would have to be hauled
at a loss. The agent then went to T. J.
Potter, general manager of the Burlington,
who thought for a minute and then said
lie would haul the train. This conversation
with Mr. Potter has been of great benefit
to tho Burlington In keeping this contract,
for the Burlington hauled that train for
some years at an actual loss; but now,
when It takes two full trains daily from
Chicago to Omaha, tho other roads would
like the business.
The Pennsylvania baa established a fast
train between New York and St Louis,
and the Missouri Paclflo a fast train be
twoen St. Louis and Kansas City, and the
Santa Fo has reduced the running time of
Its limited two hours. These reductions
are said to make a faster mall route to
the coast than the one now In use, so It is
said to be up to the roads which now bold
the contract to speed up a little. No action
has been taken by tho government in the
matter, but the railroads realize that If
the other roads can make a better showing
at tho next rewelghlng, which comes this
spring, a change Is liable to be made for
the faster route.
POLITICIANS BADLY SHOCKED
Pathetic Feat a res of the Order Abol
ishing Passes on Eultrt
Pnthetie beyond the power of -words to
txpress is the manner In which politicians
Bhrlnk in Blze and shrivel when they blow
Inte the ofticee of eastern railroads which
have cut off free passes. This picture of
one drawn by tho New York Times Is a
type of all. One of the members of the
upper house, with a length of service
hardly second to any, walked Into the
executive offices at Forty-second street
and Vanderbilt avenue, and remarked:
"Well, I guess 111 go home."
The man behind the desk smiled and
nodded and went on with his work.
I said I guess I'll go home." repeated
"Is that so?" replied the man behind the
A minute passed.
"If you please, I'd like to catch that
The man behind the desk didn't look up.
The senator flecked the dust from the roof
of his hat.
He repeated the remark that he "guessed
he'd go home, and that be'd like to take
that ti o'clock train."
The man behind the desk remarked
"You'll recall. Senator, that we don't
Issue passes any more."
"Come, now, don't Joke. I really want to
"Benator. Vm not Joking; really, I hare
no authority to Issue yeu a pass. Orders
"The you haven't. Where's T
mentioning a high official of the road.
He was shown Into the room of tho high
"What's all thla about? I want to ga
home tonight and I'm told I can't bar a
pass!" he roared.
"That's right, senator."
"That's right. The order holds gooe
"Do you mean to say that after all these
years that I, , can't have a pass?"
"Senator, It Is unfortunate, but It Is not
I. it's the management that has Issued
"Am I to understand that this road turns
"Senator, there's nothing doing."
"This is the most monumental piece ef
ingratitude I ever heard of," he wailed.
"To think that me, after standing for every
thing tills road nas asked for fer the past
twenty years, should come to the point
where I'm told 'ther's netln' doln'."
If the legislator hadn't been hardened by
the politlcitl strife of half a century, (al
most.) and the civil war in addtlon, he
would have been moved to tears. He left
the building a firm believer that not only
republics were ungrateful.
Xe Meeting New Year.
The fity Board of Eqiillzitlon will tint
meet January 1. as advertised, but will
b postponed for one month. This was
brought aiMiiit hy the fact that the first
notices (f ile meeting will apnear In the
papers of Christmas day, and as there Is
no official paer published nn that day the
city attorney has tnitltled the city clerk
that the no Ice of meeting will not be le.
gaily ad veil I hi d.
llr. Mi-(;resr and Wife Remembered.
U. W. McGregor and wife ef the
H'",,n T '"n,h btreet Methodist church were
th recipients of gifis Saturday afternoon,
Mrs. Seymour H Bmith. chorister and
.. . t 1. -1 .. I . . .... .... '
"'-"'- " "-' n vi inn cnnir, presente4
the pastor with an Irish frieze overcoat
The ladle, of the rnnrregatlon plaoed in
tha hands of Mrs McGregor a well filled
purse a. a token, of esteam for bar dewtog
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