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TTIE OMAHA DAILY BEE:
AUGUST 13, 1906.
COOK ARGUES FOR CANTEEN
Senior Vion Commuider of 0. A. S. Veioeg
"'. Eii 8ntimDta.
SAYS AEOUTIjN CAUSES INTEMPERANCE
ladtgaatlaa of Old Midler Expected
to rtmd iirmiUi at wntiosmi
EiMupBiit at Minneapolis
la Sratala Resolutions.
' (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Aug. 13.-(8peclst.)-Th
abolishment of th antwn at national ol
dlara' homea by congress haa created an
outburst of Indignation on th part of the
old soldier which In all probability will
find expression In a scathing resolution
whn tb national encampment of the
Orand Army of the Republic la held at
Mlnneapolla next week.
The commander-in-chief of the Orand
Army of the Republic Corporal Tanner, Is
out In a strong proteat agalnat the action
of congress In removing the canteen from
the several national soldiers" homes
throughout the United States and from
state homes where national aid Is given.
Letters are coming In from all over the
t'nlted States In opposition to abolishment
of the canteen. General George W. Cook,
senior vice commander-in-chief of . the
Orand Army of the Republic, of Colo
rado, who entered the army and did
bis part in the preservation of the union
at the tender age of 12, Is vehemently
opposed to the action of congress ex
presses himself as follows: "With the sale
of liquor regulated by the commandant of
the home, there were tew complalnte of
Intemperance or unmanly conduct and
drinking In moderation was the rule. Now
the veteran who Is Inclined to be con
vivial Is subject to no check or restraint.
Aa soon as he. receives his quarterly pen
sion check he leaves the reservation and
' falls a victim to the dives and doggeries
that always flourish In the vicinity of our
homes. His time la beguiled through the
blandishments of women and the strains of
muslo until the old soldier Is stupefied
with vile liquor and his pockets are empty.
Then he Is thrown out to lie In the gutter,
until cold, rheumatism or pneumonia sends
him to the hospital ward to Increase the
expenses of the home. Corporal Tanner,
ouf eommander-ln-ehlef, does not touch
liquor, and therefor cannot be accused of'
partiality for the liquor trafflo. He stands
unequivocally for the canteen.
"The habits of the old soldier are fixed.
It Is too late in life to attempt any reform
In that direction. W are confronted by a
condition that muat be met, and the sooner
we recognise that fact the better for all
concerned. If by abolishing the caoteen
we abolish the conaumptlon of liquor, then
the movement would hav som merit, but
there Is not a single' argument to recom
mend It The subject will be one' of the
chief topics at ths fortieth national en
campment at Minneapolis, and I expect to
see the Orand Army go on record against
the pharasalcal system of driving our old
comrades to the doggeries and deadfalls
of unconscionable diva-keepers.
"I have always taken the position that It
was a mistake to abolish the canteen at
posts of the United States army, and every
officer, from general to corporal, with
, whom .1 Have, discussed- the matter has ex-
pressed himself along ' these lines. Of
course, the Grand Army has nothing to
' do with this, but the Issue Is the ssme.
,. and regulations rather than prohibition
should apply, to both."
-f It Is generally agreed that It Is a shame
V to treat a man whose habits of life are
fixed, -who Is on the stiady side and whose
't Ufe-tenor Is but of short' duration, like the
ft civil war veteran, asj.lf .he were.ai) un
' thinking child, and mikes" the 'soldier feel
"' and many times act Ilk a culprit. His
' '' manhood Is taken away and his self-respect
Is lost and he sifts Into conditions which,
S according to th weight of testimony,
'Should be wholly different were he per
il mltted to purchase his beer and his light
drinks at the canteen Instead of the dives
j that - In., veryy large measure surround th
' military reservations on which soldiers'
homes ar located.
Majar Ratajboao's Case1.
' What has come to be known -"as th
' American Dreyfus" case, that of Estes Q.
. Rathbone, former director general of post
of Cuba, gives promise of being the sub
ject of an official investigation at the
- hands of congress during the next session.
. Kir. Rathbone, It will be recalled was ac
cused of high crime and misdemeanor
,. while acting In th capaolty of director
general of posts of Cuba In ltOO, which
'resulted In his conviction and sentence for
I a term of imprisonment and fine In April,
190S. tester he wa released under a gen
eral amnesty act to all American cltitens
by the Cuban congress. Since his free
dom wa granted him Major Rathbone has
haunted the halls of congress In sn en
deavor to secure an official Investigation
..' of his acts while serving aa the repreeenta.
Uv of the American government in Cuba,
to the end that Justice may be don him,
i Th late Marcus A. , Henna, who wa
succeeded in the senate by Charles Dick,
was a staunch believer In Rathbone' Inno
cence and did all he could to bring about
an Investigation Aa to ths charges made
1 against Rathbone by General Leonard
Wood. lianas, however, with all hfs abil
ity and the power which he possessed could
' never get the senate to sanction an In'
veatlgatlon. Senator Dick, taking up the
work where hi lamented -predecessor Isft
. off. succeeded In getting a resolution
through the senate providing for the
printing of the petition In the case . of
' Rathbon and all accompanying papers
. and this pamphlet containing every fea
AN OLD TIMER
; , . HM Haa E1K
I i -'"
Haa Had BxpeTleaeas.
A iwataaa who haa " used Poatum Food
Coffee since It came upon the market
year ago knews front experience the neces
sity of using Poatum In place of coffee
if one values health and a steady brain
en says: -At tns time postum was
first' put .on the market I was suffering
from nervous dyspepsia and my physician
had repeatedly told me not to use tea or
coffee. Flnalujf I decide J to take his ad
vie ' and try Postum, and got a sample
and had it carefully, prepared, finding" It
delicious to the teste. Bo I continued Its
. use and very, soon Its beneficial effects
convinced me of it value for I got well
of my nervousness and dyspepsia.
."My husband had been drinking coffee
all hi life until It had affected hi nerve
terrjbly. . I persuaded . t.lra to shift to
Postum aad it was easy to get him to make
the change for the Poatum la so delicious.
It certainly worked wonder for him.
"W soon learned that Postum doe not
exhilarate ar depress and does not stlmu
late, but steadily and honestly strengthens
the. nerve and th stomach. To make a
king story aaort our entire family have
Bow used Postum for eight year with
completely satisfying result a shown In
4ur A us condition of health and we hav
noticed a rather unexpected Improvement
. In brain and serve power." Name given
fey Puetum Co,. Battle Crk Mich.
.Increased brain and nerve power always
- follow tb us of Postum In place of coffee,
sometime 4a a -very marked manner.
Look la pkgs, for "Th Road te Wall
ture of the esse l now presented to cow
gress for action-
Major Rathbone bases his claim for S,
thorough Investigation upon the ground
that "Whenever the government of the
nlted State assigns one of It cltlsens to
public service In a foreign land and In the
course of the performance of his official
utles In that foreign service he Is accused
of high crime and misdemeanors, It is
the duty of the government of the l nited
tate to see that such cttlsen haa a fair
nd Impartial trial under usual and regu
lar rules of Judicial procedure. Major
Rathbone Insist that the proceedings
which led to hi conviction were not Judi
cial proceedings but were special proceed
ings controlled by a person or persons by
whose orders such courts were established
and controlled and who In violation of law
established rules of Judicial procedure. Is
sued orders. , Instructions and communi
cation, to the courta by whom Rathbone
was tried, from time to time, during the
progress of the trial, and so Influenced and
dominated these tribunal a to thwart th
purpose of Justice and do a great wrong
to the- petitioner."
In many particulars the Rathbone case
s analogous to the Dreyfus ease. Major
Rathbone, up to the time of his trial and
conviction, waa looked upon aa one of the
ablest men In the post offloe department.
He had served the department at a pre
vious time with distinguished credit and
ntll the disclosures relative to Neeley and
Reeves were made public, Rathbone wa
regarded as a most exemplary and high-
toned officer. But he waa found In bad
company, so th allegation went, and with
Neeley and Reeve he suffered the penalty
which, in a manly petition, he now asks
congress to Investigate.
Raral Re-ate Statistics.
On August L with th returns for July
complete, there were 85,764 rural free de-
very route In operation In the United
State. A total of 53.633 petition for routes
as been referred, 1177 petition had been
adversely reported and 1.09? petition re
mained for final action.
Of th 3tt congressional districts, 840
ave on or more rural route In operation..
Th 17 districts which hav no rural
route ar the metropolitan districts, and
are as follows: Th fourth California, In
San Francisco; the first, second, fourth,
fifth and eighth Illinois, In Chicago: the
tenth and eleventh Massachusetts, in
Boston; the ninth and -tenth New
Jersey, In Newark and Hobokeh; sixteen
of the dlstrlots In the boroughs In Man
hattan and Brooklyn and one In Buffalo,
In New fork state; the twenty-first Ohio,
In Cleveland; six district in Philadelphia,
and th thirty-first Pennsylvania, In Pitts
burg. Th .greatest number of rural routes In
operation 'In any single district Is 280 In
th tenth Iowa district, represented by
James P. Conner, a district having 14
count lea Ranking next Is the first Ten
nessee district, represented by Walter P.
Brownlow, with 77 routes In operation In
II counties. Th seventh Kansas district
of M counties, represented by Victor Mur-
dock. Is third, with 271 route In operation.
The distinction of representing the district
having the most rural routes. In operation
has for the past year, up to the present
report, been held by - the .Tennessee mem
bar. . Mr. Brownlow's recent trouble at
home with the various wicked conspiracies
at work against him as the republican bos
of Tennessee probably accounts for th
Iowa member getting the lead.
Of the petition referred ' the average
number of rejections Is 27 per cent. .. Th
district deserving that notoriety I th
eighth North Carolina, represented by Ed
mund Blackburn, th percentage of whose
rejections was 58. The fifth Virginia,
which up to his election aa governor of
the state was represented by Claude Swan
son, .out of 4tiS petition referred the great
est number referred in Any. one district-
had 66 per cent rejected. "
- ' '- "
ROGRESS OF THE
(Continued from Fltit Page.)
structed. Dodge county Is UU regarded
as pivotal for the congressional nomina
tion, or rather necessary for McCarthy, If
he 19 to have a chance at succeeding him
self fpr another two-year term. 1
Browa'i Chance Slim tit Undue.
FREMONT, Neb.. Aug. 12.-(Speclal.)-
The Brown party carried the primaries In
Cotterel precinct laat night by a majority
of one. Practically the entire republican
vote of the precinct waa cast. They also
carried Union. The convention which
meets Tuesday morning will be a hot one
and the Indications now are that the Brown
men are defeated. , The delegation from
Webster, which waa instructed against
Brown, will probably be conteeted. " A
fight,' over the North Bend delegation,
which was elected actl buf later after
the vote had been announced many voter
left the hall Instructed for Brown, Is also
expected. Some, of the strongest sntl-
Brnwn men In the country re on the dele
gation and they declare that the Instruc
tions will be ignored.
BIG CROWD VISITS KRUQ PARK
Rererl of tssdsi Attendance
Season, at Plesisrt Reisrt
The attendance at Krug park Sunday
made a new Sunday record fer the season.
The park was thronged all afternoon' and
evening, many thousands availing them
selves of the delightful weather for a
Sunday outing at "Omaha's polite resort."
An unusually large number; of families.
with children, waa noticeable and the little
ones especially showed . how much , they
appreciated and enjoyed their park out
ing. All th amusement concessions were
moat liberally patronised.
Th afternoon and evening band con
cert,' by the Royal Canadian band were
attended by audience, entirely filling the
large annex, both pavilion and open space
and hundred were : compelled to atand,
every table and seat being occupied. The
numbers that appeared to excite the great
est Interest were the :'Fr' Disvolo" over
ture, and the composition of the "Veteran
musician, Prof. F. M Stelnhauser. Mr.
Roden Klrcnen gave for hi usual cornet
solo.- a new fantastic, entitled "The King
Of Cornet Solo" -composed by Stelnhauser,
and th band wa personally . directed by
him during this number.' It was warmly
encored. Stelnhauser also 'directed while
hi descriptive piece, "A Day and a Night
on a Farm," waa being played.
Th war balloon waa sent up soon after
sunset, and the aeronaut, from his bssket.
followed a course of aerial military tidies,
accompanied by the firing of signal rockets,
that greatly intereated the Immense crowd
The South Side ; Turnverein picnic on
Thursday, and the 'Ancient Order . United
Workman grand union outing oq Saturday
ar the feature eveats af thl week at the
Drawaed at Batalaar Beach.
SANDUSKY, O, Aug. ll-With thou
sands of people nearby, Including fully 2.000
In bathing, and none realising what was
happening, Jaoob Weidemeyer of Toledo
and Harry Sietnkamp of Springfield, each
aged about It, terehed in the aurf at
Cedar Point, this afternoon. The bodies
have not been recovered. s There waa quite
a soa and surf running on the beach and
It i supposed that the young men got
beyond tltslr depth end were overwhelmed
by Ihe wavea Not until this evening, when
they had been lona- mlaeiug, wa ail known
nal they had druwaed. . .
BERCE SENTIMENT GROWS
Deiir to Hand 0. M. Hitouoook t Jolt it
SURPRISE PARTY 13 BEING PREPARED
Acreage at Tasae Grasses lacreasee
largely, According to the He
taras Made by the Coaaty
(Ff,om a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Aug. tt. (Special.)-While
some of the Lincoln democrats think there
will be a big fight In the democratic state
convention next Wednesday over the nomi
nation of governor, others, who are
wstching the trend of things, believe George
W. Berge will land the nomination on the
first ballot with little or no friction. The
overwhelming sentiment for him In th
Lancaster county convention held yester
day was a complete surprise to those demo
crate who have been running thing and
who thought beoaus Berge was a populist
he wa merely a passing fax), admit this
morning that Berge Is a candidate to be
The fact that the' Hitchcock end of the
democratic party In Omaha la In controt
of the delegation end' the delegation Is
partly composed of democrats who have
fought Bryan In the past no doubt strength
ened Berge here yesterday and many who
were lukewarm at first are now red hot
The democrats here and those who, have
visited. Lincoln recently want to hand a
Jolt to Hitchcock and they don't seem to
care Juet how the Jolt will come. One
'Hitchcock Is tied up with Bhallenberger
and thinks uch a combination will land
him In th United States senate. It won't
not by a whole lot. Hitchcock will be
fought by the democrats to the bitter end.
He used to overawe the democrats with
his paper, but that time has passed. Too
many democrats have found him out and
too many of 'us realise we can get slong
Just as well without th World-Herald as
with It, He has double-crossed every candi
date who ever expected help from him and
now the time, has come to sit down upon
him, and we will do It.
"A scheme Is incubating here which if
brought to a successful close will be th
greatest surprise ever given Hltchoock, but
Just at thl time it cannot b mad public."
Acreaare of Grasses.
According to the returns made to the
state labor bureau by the county assessors,
there will be plenty of the "tall unout" for
the defeated candidates to hike to after the
two state conventions are held. These
figures show the timothy acreage amounts
to 406,248 acres, -clover and blue'grass 314.9M,
alfalfa M5.661, all other tame grasses 328,722
and wild hay covers 2.242.K1 acres. A
marked Increase la shown In the alfalfa
acreage., there being last year 215,711 acres.
This, however, was valued at $11,715,840,
and the crop ha more than doubled In the
last five years. Buffalo county come nrrt
n aifalfa acreage, having 27,207 acres to its
The following table give th acreage on
tame and wild grasses by counties:
Air- Tame Wild
alfa. Grass. Hay.
8,302 2,896 9,557
1.63H 11,507 14,80?
11.969 10.9 9
141 23,644 740
... - 2.035 743
9.874 . 78
19 83 10,576 156
16,(56 12.643 4.398 15,594
t 3 IS
Richardson 22.414 31.00?
i i. . 1 al4 1 star
8 77 8 167
1 659 2,840
l-,702 13 "T
44 1V '81
TVsefclngton is l.lt 5.W6
35 n .o in
7M 1 8ft 1.371
2J.IV 1? 090 4.852 .9
Total 406.843 214.929 S6J.651 326. 7?9 2 M?.S21
Maher Does a Stunt.
Again Lincoln was thrown Into a stats
bordering on hysteria last night when
Colonel John O. Maher got his sutomoblle
out In ths streets. Acting upon orders
from the chief of police. Colonel Maher
wss driving th machine out In the aub
urhr. It waa the first time the machine
he been used since the colonel smashed
wheel a month ago.
Late In the evening, after all the other
pleasure seekers had been driven from th
suburbs, Colonel Maher struck up a lively
clip for the city. Intending to overawe the
police force and startle the natives with
his ability 'a a driver. But the machine
bucked, ft Jumped up and down and
snorted. It Jumped forward and backward
and the footer tooted and the colonel held
on with both hands. A woman In front
of whose home the exhibition wss being
pulled off gathered her flock of children
from the street and rushed to the house
"Mister," she yelled from the front door,
"I saw a threshing machine acting Ilk
that on time, and It made that earn kind
of noise.' It exploded and killed two men.
Get out and run for your life."
Colonel Maher finally climbed out of hi
purchase and called up the garage.' A lit
tle while later the big, new automobile
wa tugged through th streets by a little
bit of an automobile about a big at a
pint ef elder.
' Colonel Maher will try no more until
after the Bryan welcome.
AFTKRMATH OF BLAIR COilYEXTIO
Reaiahllraa tHaaaeted with Hjeolaele
Made by Orewaee and Mlltea.
BLAIR, Neb., Aug. ll-Ther la a great
deal of pent up Indignation over th dis
graceful performance In the Washington
county court house Saturday afternoon.
Th republican rank and file and especially
the republican bualness men feel humil
iated and scandalised over the rotten Job
that was put up In the Interests of the
local ring, aided and abetted by former
Oil Inspector Hilton, who smells In th
nostrils of our people worse then Coal
Oil Johnny. EXNClovemor Crouns has
undoubtedly warm, friends In the county,
especially among the German settler but
It waa arr.aslng and disgusting that
Crounse. should come here with this man
Hilton to manipulate xur county conven
tion. A good many people, too, were very
much surprised ..nd chagrined over
Crounsf harsngu. which wa disjointed
and purely personal. It seems the old
gentleman Is losing his continuity of
thought and acts and talks aa If, he were
In hi dotage. He had been highly com
plimented by . the latter Indorsement
taken on snap Judgment, before th con
vention had a ohance to hear Crounse and
Rosewater explain their views and posi
tion on the living Issues. No provocation
had been given to Crounse to Indulge In
.ny personal abuse of Rosewater and his
laudation of his democratic son-in-law
Hitchcock waa 111-tlmed. Everybody com
mend Rosewater' dignified response and
good many people hve had their eye
opened by hi declaration that we are pay-
ng a one mill state tax to make good the
quarter of a million lost by th negligence
of Crounse In connection with the capital
National Bank failure and that Bartley'
defalcation by which the state lost near,
ly seven hundred thousand dollars could
not have occurred h? Crouns had done his
duty as governor and kept tab on the places
wnere the state 1 money was deposited.
His speech also made It palpable that
Crounse would hav acted differently (tad
k not oeen Tor the loan secured through
Bartley by his son-in-law, and the depos
its of state funds in the defunct Omaha
German Savings Bank In which Crounse
was at that time a director and a heavv
stockholder. Another topio of disouasinn
waa Crounse' relation to Hilton. It was
generally understood here that Hilton
owed Crounse two thousand dollars when
tne latter became governor, and Crounse
appointed the notorious and unsavory oil
room man. aa chief oil Inspector. Whe
ther Crounse got his money back has never
transpired, but their appearance together
In the court house. In the street and at
the hotel has revived old memories. Most
people say If the primaries could be held
again Crounse ' would . b nowed under
too deep for resurrection. E. J. F.
FfSIOJJ RULES I!f NEMAHA COUNTY
Bera-e the Favored Candidate
AUBURN, Neb.. Aug. 12.-(Special.)-Both
the populists and ' democrats held" their
county conventions here yesterday. The
populists convened at the district court
room and orgsnlsed by electing D. W. Pier
son as chairman and J. I. Dressier and
J. D. Bishop aa secretaries. The democrats
met in the Farmers' clubroom In the court
house and organised by electing W. M.
Kaufman a chairman and J. W. Barnhart
a secretary. Ten out of the thirteen pre
cinct were represented In each convention,
but only a small portion of th delegates
elected were present. Delegates' to the
state, congressional. Judicial and legisla
tive convention1 - Were elected by the re
spective conveniens assembled. The pppu-llsts-
Indorsed tNi "candidacy of George W.
Berg,, and It Js-nderstood that the demo
crats are friendly to him. However, both
Thompson and Bhallenberger have friends
on the delegation. Fusion was effected
without any scramble or contention. There
were no fights for nominations, and each
party was willing to Concede to the other
anything , they ,wanted. Th difficulty of
the conventions, was not to select between
candidates,, but to find candidates who
would make ye race. The following ticket
was nominated: For member of the legln
lature. W. D. Redmond of Peru and E. B.
Quackenbush of Auburn: county commis
sioner, Monroe T. Conner of Douglas; coun
ty attorney, H. A. Lambert of Auburn.
BUTTE. Neb., Aug. 12.-Speclal Tele
gram.) The democrats met In convention
at Anoka yesterday afternoon, adjourned
and met Jointly with the populists at Butte
In the evening. The following ticket was
nominated: County attorney, A. H. Tin
gle, of Butte; coroner. Dr. Hultt. Brlstow;
surveyor, Charles Matherson. Spencer; J.
D. I-ee was given the privilege of nam
ing the delegates to the senatorial conven
tion. MAKES GOOD OS IXTERIRBAX
W. R. Bnrch Deposits Money to Secure
DAKOTA .CITY. Nebv Aug. 12.-8peclal.)
W. R. Burch of Chlcngo, who last Thurs
day bid In th Sioux City. Homer dt South
ern Railway company at herlffa1 sale at
116.600, but when it came to making a de
posit of 12.000 to secure the sale wa un
able to make satisfactory arrangement and
was given until U o'clock today to appear
to clos th "deal, wa on hand at th ap
pointed tlm yeaterdy morning, and turned
over to Sheriff H. C. Hansen 22.000 in
money. Th balance of the purchase price
Is to be paid upon confirmation of sale,
which will be the 20th lost., when District
Judgs Guy T. Graves will hold a special
term of court here for that purpose. Mr.
Burch stated that steps would be taken
at one to make arrangement for cross
ing the combination bridge Into 81oux City
and that the line would be put Into opera
tion between this placs and South Sioux
City, with a branch to the Talbot Crystal
lake boat yard, as soon a possible.
FRKMOST READY FOR THE FIEME
Baa Ball Game la Addition to Venal
FREMONT. Neb.. Aug. l-tSpeelal.)
Extensive preparations have been made for
the Firemen's tournsment which will be
held here Tuesday, 'Wednesday and Thurs
day of this week. The various contests will
be held at the race track. A number of
competing teama have secured quarter and
big crowd ar expected. A series of three
base ball games will be played each morn
ing ef the tournament between Fremont
and Grand Island for ths championship of
Nebraska, and Shea' men are not worry
ing over the result.
Xews of Nebraska.
Rt'LO Fishermen siy they never caught
fish as esslly as they are catching them
NORTH PLATTE Dan Atchison did this
city last Tuesdsy and denied the report
that he had withdrawn from the race for
congressman. On the coming Tuesday Mr.
Atchison will be In thia city aad will open
up hla campaign.
NORTH I'LATTE Five political conven
tions ar set for this city for September
t They will be congressional, senatorial
and representative conventions of the so
cialist party and the senatorial and. repre
sentative conventions of the populist party.
Rl'LO-Peaches are In abundance here
and wasting rapidly. Many fine, large
budded peai'hea are being .fed to the hog,
and M. C. Brinea-ar has hundreds of bush
el still ripening which sre doing him no
good. Many peaches are being given away,
while many more are waatlng.
RL'LO The vinegar factory of Falls
City is organised and will be ready to b -gin
operations ocytcmber L Owing to the
Best Cereal Food-VITOS
To make this clear the package of Pillsbury's Best Breakfast Cereal
you buy of your grocer costs 15 cents and it makes you 12 pounds
of delicious, creamy, white food, easily prepared
or lumpy. ' .
lateness At the season, the company has
decided not to purchase a set of cider
presses this season, but has leased the
Stumho press for this season's use.
NORTH PLATTE North Platte State
Junior normal closed here yesterday. It
waa the largest attended Junior normal
ever held In this city and was In every
way successful. It Is thought that the nor
mal at this place has proved to be such
a marked success that a Junior normal will
be permanently established for each sum
mer In this city.
COHTMBl'H The German National bank,
the fourth national Institution for this city,
Is about ready to open for business. It
h.ts one of thu nicest bank buildings In the
state. Walter' Q. Phillips Is president,
Theodore, Frlcdhoff vice president, Rernard
Schroeder enshfer and Henry Wllckens as
sistant cashier, and are among the best
business men In this city.
NORTH PLATTE At a recent meeting
of the city council competitive bids for the
construction of sidewalks and culverts In
this city were opened and the contract
awarded to the North Platte Cement com
pany, whose bid was 20 cents per square
foot for sidewalks and 22i cents per square
foot for culverts, the contractors giving a
guarantee that the cement work will laat
RL'LO The holiness camp meeting Is
now on In earnest. Elder. J. R. Unsay of
Council Bluffs, la., has charge of the meet
ings. A large congregation is present at
the evening services nnd much interest Is
already manifested. Elder Llnsay preached
one of the most eloquent and instructive
sermons last evening that the people of
Rulo are seldom so fortunate as to hear.
Rev.- George Kidall of Morrill, Kan.; Rev,
James Bchafer and Oscar Rumheau of Ba
rada; Rev. Force of Mound City, Mo., and
Elder Walden of Craig, Mo., are among
the preachers present.
AUBURN The Auburn Chautauqua was
opened last evening -with an exceptionallv
lurge crowd In attendance. The large tent
was well filled.. The Auburn cornet band
furnished the Instrumental music, and tin:
Midland concert company the vocal music
Miss Ruth Lillian Hemenway read aeverul
selections, which were followed by a lec
ture by Dr. Toyoklchl lycnnaga on "Tin
East and the West.''
NORTH PLATTE The difficulty about
appraising the water works of this city,
in order that the city may purchase the
same. Is at least partially over. The third
appraiser has been appointed, and in de
termining the valuation of the city plant,
regard will be had only to the physical
valpe of the same and no value assigned
to It on account of its being a going con
cern.. The appraisers are to reach this city
about August 20. I
DAKOTA CITY Funeral services over
the remains of Mrs. Henry Lahrs were held
in the Lutheran church of this pluce to
day, Conducted by Rev. Mr. Koliler, pastor
of the Salem German Lutheran churoh. Mrs.
Lahr s death occurred Thursday noon from
typhoid fever, coupled with other aliments.
Deceased had been a resident of this place
since 1S77, coming here with her husband
direct from Germany. Out of respect to
the deceased. Mr. Lahrs being mayor of
the village, all business houses closed dur
ing the funeral services.
BEEMER Farmers of this vicinity claim
the crop this year Is the heaviest for over
thirty-live years, nnd land values ore In
creasing, now being from S'S up. one farm
selling last week for 22.60 an acre.
TABLE ROCK Frank Katnen, living o
few miles west of here, recently threshed
out twenty-four acres of .winter wheat,
which yielded 1,836 bushels, Qr almost flfiy
aeven bushels to the acre. Albert Cox,
living near Bookwuiter. thla county, from
ten acres of measured ground, threshed
out over 500 bushels of winter wheat.
HUMBOLDT A telegram was received In
this city yesterday announcing the marriage
of Mae L. Dpbyns to Frank Mullen, both
of this place. Miss Dobyns left here Thurs
day, oslenslvely to visit relntlves in In
diana, and Mr. Mullen was to Hcromnr.ny
her as far as St. Joseph. It seems, how
ever, they left home with the Intention of
HUM BOIJDT A house on the farm of
Mrs. Plager caught. fire yestenlxy and wns
burned to the ground with its contents
The building was Insured for a small
amount, but the household goods, belonging
to Robert Carsh. were a total loss. The
blase started from, a defertlve flue.
HUMBOLDT The new church at Prairie
Union, east of here, waa dedicated today
with appropriate exercises. A large crowd
waa In attendance to listen to the dedica
tory address In the morning by Rev. C J.
Pope of Grand Island, while the evening
service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Weils
of Kansas City.
HUMBOLDT Much complaint Is heard In
the west part of town of chicken stealing.
Alex McCltntnrk losing M0 and Silas Hayes
luo In a single night.
PLATTSMOUTH Postmaster Smith ex
amined seven applicants Saturday for the
position of rural mail car rim for L'ncle
Ham at Kim wood and Wabash, both In
PLATTSMOKTH Th body of Mra B 8.
Shepherd, who wa one of the llrst settlers
In Cass county, and mho died at th home
of her son Jacob in Denver, after a pro
longed Illness, arrived here Saturday and
waa taken to the ICikenhary cemetery and
laid to rest nesicle that or tier nusband.
PLATTSMOUTH Last Thursduy morn
ing Mrs Iavid Lane, reaidlng west of
Platlsmouth, went to the cupboard to get
some food for the morning meal, whe' site
slipped and fell, her head coming In con
tract with the corner of the stove, fractur
ing the skull Just above the left eye, Mlie
was taken to a hospital In Lincoln, where
the fractured skull raised from press
ing upon the brain, and reports are that
she regained consciousness and is doing
PLATT8MOlTTH The members nd
friends of the T. J. Sokol and the teachers,
scholars and friends of the Bohemian
school, located at Z20 South Thirteenth
stieet, filled seven passenger coaches this
morning and came from Omaha to Platts
iiiouth over the Burlington on a special
train and enjeyed a tine time picnicking In
the Bohemian Turner hall. During the
afternoon a fine concert wis given by th
Turner Singing society of Omaha led by
Louie K or I co, the teacher. An excellent
firograni was slso given. The committor
n charge was composed of Joe Mick, John
Wolf, Frsnk Kolarhny and Louie Korlsko
PLATT8MOUTM Th convention of the
Christian Endeavor society of the South
eastern Nebraska district in the First
presby-erian church in this city Closed this
evening with a union meeting of the local
churrlira with aa able addreas by Kev.
William Hardoaetle of Lincoln, secretary
of the Nebraska union.
Tvpi'MfrH--Carl Madden, the ls-year-Id
eon of Charles Madden, came near being
,,j.tu yesterday anile xrsifcting with the
'hreahing at J. A. Thompson s. In Mst-1
Grov irecincl. At noon hs Jumped onto
you pay for
Pillsbury's Very Best and when compared
the ordinary 10 cent, ready - to -
cereal, what's the answer.
Good 12 months in the year
a horse to ride to the house. The horse
had the harness on and threw young Mad
den, his font became tangled In th harness
and the horse ran away, dragging the boy
for more "than a quarter of a mile. Th?.
men succeeded in stopping the animal, but
not until the boy's shirt had been torn from
him and his body somewhat mutilated.
TECUMSEH The barn on the Shaugh
nessy farm, southwest of this city, was
destroyed by fire early this morning, the
cause, being unknown.
ELECTRIC CAR STRIKES AUTO
Person Inatantly Killed
Several Ar Seriously
CHICAGO, Aug. 12. One woman was In
stantly killed, another was probably fatally
injured and two other persona were slight
ly hurt when an automobile In which they
were riding, was struck by a Chicago and
Milwaukee electrio car at Noyes street and
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
road tracks in Evanston tonight.
Mrsv shth cmtheshretnishrdlur-taolshr
MRS. ELIZABETH SLAUGHTER, 35
Mrs. H. B. Slaughter, 45 years old, right
arm broken, Jaw broken and skull frac
tured, probably die.
G. S. Slaughter, husband of Mrs. Blaza
beth Slaughter, and cousin of Mrs. H. B.
Slaughter, slightly- bruised. '
Miss Christian Daulbach, nurse employed
by Slaughter, slightly Injured.
The automobile, which was moving slow
ly, was crosHlijjr the .track, when the heavy
electrio car traveling at p. high speed dart,
ed - out from behind- Some freight .-. csrs
Handing: on,, a .side track throwing the
automobile and its occupants about forty
feet against a" telegraph pole. The crew
of the trolley car were arrested.
Musicians Uvmt goldlers.
FORT RILEY, Kan., Aug. 13.-(8peclaL)
One of the strong attractions In the camp
of Instruction at Fort Riley Was the ball
game between Company M of Albion, Neb.,
and the company band from Osceola, Ne
braska National Guard. What made the
game especially Interesting Is this: Com
(any M and Company I of Omaha played
last Sunday .and In a ten-Inning contest
Company I was shut out, 8 to 0. Company
M accepted the challenge of the band and
the game resulted In -a very easy victory
for the musicians, the final score being 23
to 3. The feature of . the game waa the
hard hitting or the bandmen. Batteries:
Company M. Penery, Bryan, Wlllet and
Waliis; Band, Wendland and Greenallt.
Struck out: By Penery, 6; by Wlllel, 4;
by E. Wendland,- 10. Two-base lilts: A.
Wendland. Pulvcr (2). R. Greensllt. Three
base hit H. Wendland. Time: 1:45. Utn
plre: Sergeant Ellis, Company L of
Omaha. Storekeeper; Will Laymon of
Beatrice. Attendance: 1,200.
Minneapolis Men Suspended.
MILWAUKEE. Aug. lt-Presldent Jos
eph D. O'Brien tonight announced the sus
pension of Manager M. J. Ktlly and Secre
tary I j. A. Liriyard of the Mlnneapolla base
ball club from all privileges in the Amer
ican association and cited them to appear
Tor trial before the board of directors In
Milwaukee on August 22 to snow cause
why they ehould not be expelled on account
of the charge of Irregularities preferred by
them on Umpire Owens, who recently was
acquitted 'of charges brouaiit against hlin
by Kelly' and Lldyard of betting on games
between the Minneapolis and Columbus
clubs at Minneapolis July 18.
.. .Iowa Leasee Resnlta.
MARSHALLTOWN, la.. Aug. 12. (Spe
cial Telegram ) Following are the results
in the Iowa State leaguer
Marehalltown. 3; Oskaloosa, 2.
Clinton, 11; Ottumwa, 4,
Keokuk, 13, Waterloo, 1. Keokuk, 4;
Burlington, i; Fort Dodge, 3; sixteen
PIT If IN SPLITS,
BODA FOUNTAINS, DHUG
The Story f
and never sticky
as one S
Vaudeville at the Oljoq..
Th BIJou show keeps up the pace of all
around excellence ' set at the-opening and
a bill to which no patron can offer a Just
complaint Is given this week. Tilings ab$ve
the average Include the motion, pictures
showing the race track scene-.' ' 'The views
of the horses contesting, for . victory are
part of a drama In pantomime, and awaken
tumultuous epplause so ' well Is' Interest
worked up and maintained.. "Dolly Well
does some amusing caricatures iri colored
chalk. Hibbert. and . Warrens; black (ace
comedy act is well received, and the comlo
dancing of the , least assuming' partner' of
the combination makes a hit . Pauline
Courtney adds to her success Inf singing
well-Illustrated songs.' The Murray sisters
are pretty and well dressed and ' sing In
a way to demand frequent encores. In
point of novelty Wells Brothers .musical
comedy turn heads the program. If makes
Its fun without straining and Is thoroughly
agrceuble. The one act play this week .1
called 'The Marble Arch," and' afford
twenty minutes of entertaining comedy.
Mr. Truesdale, Miss May, Miss Courtney
and Mr. O'DonaJd contrive to evoke all the
little vehicle Is capable, and this Is con
siderable. . it is Just the . right kind of
stuff for the hot weather. ' ' '
The Sunday crowds were to the capacity
limit snd the ticket 'Imes "were" Tonig ones.
The promenade In the garden .before th
show and during the Intermission continue
to be an attractive feature. '
Women Hurt by Fall from Car.
In endeavoring to alight from a moving
easthound Benson car Mrs. Fannie Herring
of Corning, la., fell uown and Was ren
dered unconscious at Twentieth and Cuming
streets at 11 o'clock lost night, .. The car
had slowed uo at the crossing and Mrs.
Herring, thinking tl had stopped, attempted
to alight. Bystanders seeing her fall rushed
to her assistance and she was conveyed -to
a nearby house and Police Surgeon Elmore
called. An ugly bruise under the right eye
and n general shaking up were the extent
of her Injuries. She was conveyed to her
stopping place, 2u09 Cass .street, in the
patrol. A singular feature of the accident
was that the car from which she fell did
not stop at all, but continued on down
Hot Ashe Start Fire.. . ';
A box of hot ashes placed against t'h
rear wall of a two-story frame building at
313 South Twenfth street caused consider
able damage by Are about 10 o'clock last
night. The building I occupied by a restau
rant and lodging house, but happily few
tenants were In at th-e time. The rear wall
wa burned a far aa the second story and
the whole upstalra was damaged by smoke
and water. George Gift, the proprietor,
places the damages to building and con
tents at about 1100.
Oleson Win Foot Race.
BEEMER, Neb.. Aug. 12. (Special.) An
exciting foot race waa pulled off here yes
terday between Mr. F. Jaques, a member
of Isat year's track team at Lincoln, sod
W. P. Oleson of this place. Th race wa
for 100 yards snd was won by Oleson by
several feet. Quit a sum of money
changed hands, and snother race was
matched between the same parties to take
nlace here within a month. A forfeit of $;0
was put up and an exciting time Is looked
Three-I I.eaarae, . . ,
At Cedar Rapids First game: Cedar
Rapids, 3: Springfield, 6. Second game:
Cedar Rapids. 10; Springfield, I.
At Peoria Peoria, 3; Davenport, I.
At Bloomlngton Bloomlngton, 8; Deba
PINT8 AND yLAHTS, , .
AT All . '
HTOIUlS AND GROCERIES. V
AT THE PLAY HOUSES. . .