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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, BEFTEMBETt 17, 1906.
Here It m considered that the arranging
of peace wtthmit tb guarantee, of the
United States behind It would be an un
welcome Outcome, It being feared that tbe
future tranquillity tf the Inland would not
Since the publication of President Root,
velt's letter, bnpe. he bm espreseed that
th United State .would be a strong factor
In arranging for Cub tom better form of
government ead a reduction la tar I ft a. which
Would bring? the aoat of Hving to a reason
' able basis. -. . . . ,
Although tho opinion on th subject la
rry vague tonight tho general conviction
-M.me to prevail that rotary Taft will
tick a frln1y Jiarid in tho negotiations
No rartker rights.
No other encounter, other than that re
sulting In the capture of Ouanajay, waa re
ported today. Trafflo la araln Impeded on
the Weatara railroad. Tho revolutionists
will not per It repairs to be made on the
Calabasar bridge. ' ,
The railroad employes who werw capturel
by the. revolutionists have been released.
Pino Ouerra's force haa not yet approached
Havana province. It Is much depleted and
la moving slowly eastward. Owing to ex
tremely meager wire facilities little Is
' known concerning the situation In Santa
Clara, except that 'Arroyo Blanco's fifty
cavalrymen defeated MO mounted revolu
tionists belonging to the forces ' of Benor
Can! iaree, ec-speaker it the house, killing
several . and capturing arms, ammunition
and supplies. The Havana defences con
tinue to be strengthened.
Vice President Mendes Capot said tonight
that nothing as yet had been decided on
which to base peace negotiations. This waa
being (discussed by representatives of the
moderates with 'Alfredo Zayas, but the re
sults probably will not be made pubtlo un
til a further conference has been held. He
said by the time of the arrival of Secretary
Taft It waa hoped that a permanent ad
justment of the difficulties would be ar
ranged and ready for Mr. Taft's approval.
He had not thought of not securing the
friendly Informal approval of the United
States to the settlement of the difficulties
since, ho realised this waa necessary to
Cuba's permanent peace and prosperity.
Taft Party leaves Washington.
WASHINGTON. Sept. It-Secretary Taft
and Assistant Secretary of State Bacon left
Washington this afternoon for Tampa, Fie.,
to embark on naval veaael there for
Havana. In accordance with the instruc
tions of President Roosevelt, to ascertain
the exact political situation. Other mem
bers of the party were Frank O. Rockwood.
stenographer to ' Secretary Taft; Henry
Nswcomb, private secretary to Aasistant
Secretary Bacon; Captain F. R. McCoy, the
' president's military aids; F. L, Calms, sur
veyor of the port, of Manila; Jose M.
Maclaa, a Spanish, Interpreter from the In
sular bureau, and two - messengers. The
party la due to arrive at Port Tampa at 10
o'clock tomorrow night.
Big Force Is Available.
It was announced at the Navy depart
ment tonight that the battleships Louisiana,
Virginia and -New ' leraey -have been or
dered down: the Atlantic coast on a shake
. down cruise and that they have been di
rected to. keep in touch with the govern
. ment at Washington by wireless, telegraph
and. If necessary, In the, event of an emer
. gency arising, they will be sent to Havana.
It waa also .stated jht..rthe cruisers Ta
coma and -the Cleveland have sailed from
Norfolk. Va.,vand ' that ihe . cruisers Min
neapolis and Newark ;. wll(; follow . them.
The Minneapolis and' Newark carry ' about
700 men altogether and ;the Tscoma ISO.
Should all these vessels' go to Havaua the
navy wputd fee able to '.land a . force of
4,000 In tuba by Wednesday or Thursday, It
any developments should occur rendering
such action necessary. Final Instructions
will be given th;:ClaYls,rd, si pther ves
sels when they . rich, 3 Iftr West. Ths
Cleveland's sailing rVem? ia? Norrolk yard
occurred yesterdsy, while. tb Taooma left
there today. -The Louisiana and Virginia
left Newport yesterday After hurriedly coal
ing. The New Jersey sailed from Boston.
Minister Horga.sH Joins Party.
F.dwln V.prsaa.) ths American minister
to Cuba, , la en the. . way. to- his post at
Havana. Mr. Morgan unexpectedly Joined
Secretary .Taft and Aasistant Secretary of
State Bacon in this city Just as the train
left Washington today. He has been In
' Europe aln:e -the lneurfctlon began, but
will proceed te Cuba with ths Taft-Bacon
party to Tsauma his duties at once.
, All three of the big first elasa battleahlpa
which, have been' ordered' down ths coast
to "keep In touch" with. a. view to dlapatch
to Cuba If necessary, are) the newest and
speediest la. tbs navy, the Virginia, and the
New Jersey having been commissioned last
May and, the Louisiana id June. -
Ths Cuban legation received a cablegram
announcing '. the arrival vf Mr. , Queeada
the Cuban minister at Paris, en route home
from the. pen-Amsrlean conference at Rio
and that' he will sail on the first avail
able steamer front- Paris to take charge of
affairs at his post her;. . It is evident he
will sail Wednesday. .,'
A detachment of 109 marines from ths
Washington barracks laft today for Nor
folk to 'go aboard Amertoaa war vessels
under orders for . Cuba. Aeoompanging
them was a detachment of sixty marines
who arrived today from Portsmouth, N. J.
Preach ' VleVr ef Bltaattoa.
' PARIS, Sept. .(.-Lively Interest Is mani
fested bare over President Roosevelt's de
cision to, send Beeretary of War Taft and
Acting Secretary of State Bacon to Cuba,
and many of the' newspapers Jump td the
eonclusloa that this will sound ths knell
of Cuban Independence. In responsible cir
alee, however, the .right of the United
Btate under ths treaty with Cuba, to re
store order is recognised, but there Is no
disposition to Imputs to the Washington
government ft desire to seise the occasion
to annex the Island. . Nevertheleaa, It la
thought by some persons that sven If ths
wise counsel of President Roosevelt is fol
lowed and the rival factions temporarily
bury the hatchet that there will be an early
recurrence of the .Insurrection which will
Ultimately compel annexation.
The Tamps, which frequently reflects the
the Cause at
tews of the foreign office, says that while
Amerlcaa, commsroial Inrarweia, In ths ba
llet that they were Injured by the commer
cial treaties, has negotiated with other
powers, undoubtedly hope the praeent Im
broglio will result In annexation the po
sition of the government Is reserved.
"President Roosevelt la a man of honor
who will keep Ms word," ths Tsmps saya,
He gava -liberty to Cuba and will not
take the first opportunity to withdraw It.
Besides hs Is c msn of sxperlenre sod
knows what possession of the Philippines
cost and continues to cost ths United
Statea Cubana aa oltlsens or subjeots are
no) easy to govern. Unless the unexpected
happens It Is safe to affirm therefore, that
America doea not contemplate laying vio
lent hands on the Inland, but only Intends
to safeguard American Interests snd dem
onstrate to the Cubans that It will be a
matter of hours if It desires to Impose Its
will. It probably will require ths appear
ance of American warships to Induce the
Cuban to sccept President Rooeevelt's ex
cellent advice. . But, unfortunately, a set
tlement of the present difficulties will not
be definite, and the Cubana, who during
four years have surprised Europe by their
prosperous tranquillity will return to their
old vice. Such relapses are rarely Isolated.
This Is a grave feature of the situation and
one w deplore In a people who always
havs received French sympathy and friendship."
TRADE OPENINGS IN EGYPT
(Continued from First Pat's.)
The demand for automobiles and auto and
motor cars In general Is an Increasing one,
and so with many other things which are
produced for export by the United States.
No preferential tariff exlata In Egypt
and the treatise of commerce, which have
the favored nation clause, do not affect
the customs schedules. Ths majority of
articles from all countries psy a uniform
duty of I per cent ad valorem, and this
uniform treatment to all countries should
maks It comparatively easy tor the United
States to greatly increase - Ha sales In
Egypt. Ons thing necessary ls ths estab
lishment of a direct steamship line. One
of the German companies started such a"
line three years ago, but It waa given up
because of .lack of sufficient business, but
with so much cotton coming direct from
Egypt there should be sufficient cargoes?
In return to make a direct line pay. An
English combine or trust now controls
most of this Egyptian steamship trade.
The Beat Vacation.
Ths following dialogue, translated from a
German paper, shows that In Europe the
holiday season brings Its woes ar.d wor
"Well, and havo you spent a pleasant
holldayr . ...
"Tea, thanks. 'Don't I look aa If I hadT"
"Indeed you do. I have never seen you
look more fit. Not everybody profits by
the holiday tour as you have done."
"No. But, then, I was particularly fortu
nate In my choice. . I. liked the place so
much that I mean to spend my next holi
days there again."
"Good cooklngT" . -
"Excellent. You could get anything you
wished for." ',.'
"Pleasant company f" '-
"Delightful people. . And,; beat of alt, no
formalities. - We could do exeatly as we
liked.",- ;. . '.
Quiet?"..--. '.' . . .- ." r ;
"I never waa In a more quiet place." ; .'
"Beda all right?" .? '- .
"First rate. Private bath" room. too.'.
"But very expensive, no. doubt?" 1
i "On the contrary. It was ths Cheapest
holiday I ever had."
"But, man, tell me the name' of the
"I r'ayed at hom.M .J - .'-.J.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Rata la Nebraska Today Cooler la
the East Portloa Pair aaa
Wiran Tomorrow. . ' ,
WASHINGTON. Sept. l.-Forecaat of the
weather for Monday and Tuesday:
For Nebraska and Kansas Rain Monday,
cooler In saat portion, Tuesday fair and
warmer. , ,
I For Iowa Showers and cooler Monday;
For Missouri Fair Monday except show
ers and cooler In west portion; Tuesday,
shower, 'cooler In east portion.
Wyoming and Montana Fair and warmer
Monday, Tuesday fair.
Colorado Rain In east, fair in west por
tion Monday; Tuesday fair and warmer.
For South Dakota Fair Monday and
Tuesday warmer Tuesday.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU.
OMAHA, Sept. la. Official record of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
tne correaponaing a ay or tne last tnree
IK. 1806. ISM. 190s
,8 77 7 68
, 7 62 86
, 7 79 M 47
. .! .16 M T
Temperature and precipitation departures
from ths normal at Omaha alnoe March 1
and comparison with the last two years.
Notmal temperature v. M
Excess for the day 15
Deficiency since March 1 13
Normal precipitation ; 10 loch
Excess for the day 61 Inch
Totsl rainfall alnce March 1......0 00 Inches'
Deficiency sines March 1 t.M Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1901.... 4. SI Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1804.... 1.09 Inches
'Reports frosa Btattoas at T P. M.
Station and State
I p. m. Temp.
fall. of Weather.
Bismarck, tt. cloudy,
4 ... .05
4S , .06
65 J .00
Cheyenne, cloudy ........
Havre, pt. cloudy .......
Kansas City, clear
North Platte, eloudy
Rapid City, cloudy
St. Louie, clear
St. Paul, cloudy
Salt Lake City, cloudy..
Wllllston. pt. cloudy
L. A. WELSH, . Local Forecaster.
It your teeth are fit, chew, cbew,
chew, until tho food Is liquid and in
sists on being swallowed.
It teeth are faulty, soften Grape
Nuts with hot milk or cream, or allow
to stand a minute, aoakjnc la cold
"There's a reason" as follows: -Grape-Nuts
food is' In the form ot
hard and brittle granules, intended to
be ground up by, the teeth; that work
not only preserves the teeth, but brings
down the saliva from the gums so nec
essary In the primary work ot diges
tion.' Many people say (and It la true)
that when they eat Grape-Nuts they
seem able to digest not only that food,
but other kinds which formerly made
trouble when eaten without Grape
Nuta. ChewM - .
"There's a reason" tor
PLANNING STATE CAMPAIGN
Bepibltoan Committee it Kscciiatinr for s
Number of (petktri f Site.
TAFT, CANNON ASD D0LIIVLR WANTED
Oeerge U sbeldea will Speak at Fair.
eld, Crete, tyraeeee, York asd
Orssl Islaad Dates for
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Sept. 11 (Special.) While the
republican state committee la waiting to
hear from a long list of apeskere from
other states to take pftrt In the Nebraska
campaign, datea are being arranged for
many of the candidates on the republican
atate ticket. The speakers from other
states who are being sought ars Speaker
Cannon, Senator Dolllver, Senator Bever
Idge, Secretary Taft, Congressman Burton
of Ohio and Congressmen Smith and Lacey
of Iowa. So far datea for atate candidates
have been arranged as follows:
September 19 Norrls Brown. Robert Co
well and H. J. Wlnnett at Auburn.
September 20 Same speakers n Johnson.
September 21 Bams speakers at Nebraska
September 21 George L. Sheldon at Fair
field. September 22 George L. Sheldon and
Norrls Brown at Crete.
September 27 George L. Sheldon at Syra
cuse. September 28 George L. Sheldon. Robert
Cowimi and J. A. Williams at York.
September 2S Norrls Brown at Strome
burx, afternoon; at Osceola, evening.
September 29 Norrls Brown, George U
Sheldon and other candidates at .Grand
State Base Ball Lesgse.
Charles S. Phermam a Lincoln newspaper
man, will make a tour of Nebraska this
week for the purpose of assisting in the
'organisation of a state base bell league.
About the middle of October a meeting will
be called at Lincoln to perfect the organisa
tion. Many towns In the state havs main
tained good ball teama, from which many
league players have been drawn. The
towns that are said to be favorable to a
state league are Haatlngs, Grand Island,
Kearney, Beatrice and Fremont, four of
which have maintained paid teama It an
eight club league la desired, Falrbury, Hold
rege and Columbus are considered possi
bilities. Norfolk haa also been suggested
ss a desirable town If It were not for Its
location so far to the north. Mr. Sherman
wll leave today for Nebraska City, where
the fans are ssld to be eager to Join the
proposed league. With a atate league duly
organised and .under the protection of the
national association, the Nebraska towns
could frame a ' achedule for the year of
1907 and be assured of going through the
season without being raided by ths league
clubs and being compelled to disband on
account of lose of players, as one or two
independent teama were forced to do tr'4
St. Paal's New Pastor.
Dr. Isaao Franklin Roach, the new pas
tor of St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal
church, who arrived last week from Boise
City, Idaho, preached for the first time
today In his new charge. Dr. Roech's
coming was regarded with considerable
Interest. St. Paul's church Is one of the
largest In Nebraska and the field la con
sidered a growing one. Dr. Roach is
comparatively young man and his life In
the west has Imbued him with much of
the spirit of . enterprise. Many, members
of the congregation today remember of see
ing Dr, Roach clad In the panoply of foot
ball war fifteen yeara ago when he played
In Lincoln with the Baker university team.
Dr. Roach was one of the four members
of ths Baker team who afterward became
preachers. He stltl takes a deep interest
lo athletics snd amusements of .young men.
" To Ask State to Botld Roads.
Mayor F. W. Brown announces that he
will ask the legislature to , appropriate
funds to. aid the town of Lincoln to build
boulevarda from the city to tho State Hoa-)
pttal for the Insane, the penitentiary and
the state fair grounds. This Is a part of
ths mayor's plans for a system of boule
vards. He believes the rosda should be
macadamised from the paved districts to
lithe state Institutions named. He believes
the residents along the proposed roads
will psy thslr share of the cost of making
the roads within the city limits and that
beyond the limits the state should pay -the
eoM. The mayor has visited ths parks
and Inspected boulevards at Kanaas City
and is Impressed with their beauty and
utility. With the aid of the county a
paved road leading from town to Wyuka
cemetery will soon be completed. .
Twe laches nf Rata. -
Rain, amounting to about two Inches, fell
this evening in Lincoln and tied up street
car traffic and caused many church services
to be suspended. The Burlington reported
the derailment of an engine at Ravenna,
but without much damage. A wreck was
reported from Alliance, but no particulars
wsre given and It was said that It caused
no lose- of life or damage.
CLOUDBURST NEAR JACKION, NEB.
Dasaago la Valley of Elk Creek Esti
mated at gioo.ooo.
JACKSON. Neb., Sept.. ll-(8peclal.)-At
7:80 o'clock this morning water from a
cloudburat In ths northwestern part of Da
kota: county and the eaatern part ot Dixon
county, ruahed down the valley, of Elk
creek, sweeping away hundreds of tons of
hay, drowning hogs caught In pens, flooding
'cellars, washing away railroad tracks and
doing other damage, all of which Is conser
vatively estimated ar 2100,000. The- wave ot
water In the creek when It struck this town
waa seven feet high. The Omaha and
Great Northern roads both lost considerable
Foaorals of Stoma Vletlsas.
TECUMSEH. Neb., Sept. 16. (Special.)
Thla has been a sad Sunday In many homes
In this community. Four of ths five victims
of Friday's storm have been burled today.
The funeral of Roy Carmine was held at
the Long Branch Baptist church at 11
o'clock and ths burial was made In the
Long Branch eemetery. The funeral ot
O. A. Guile waa held at the Methodlat
Episcopal church In Elk Creek this after
noon at 1 o'clock and the burial was mads
In the Elk Creek cemetery. August Bee
mans waa burled In the Tecumseh cemo
tery late this afternoon under the direc
tion of the Woodman lodge of Stelnauar, ot
which order he waa a member. The ob
sequies over Master George Kohler, one
of the school victims, was held at ths horns
this afternoon and burial was mads In ths
Vesta cemetery. It Is probable the funeral
of Walter Robinson, another of the school
children to bo killed In ths tornado, will
occur tomorrow. Word from the other In.
Jured children this afternoon Is to ths ef
fect that they are getting along nicely and
will all probably recover.
Charea Dedloatloa at Staatoa.
STANTON. Sept. ll-(Special.)-Today
was a red tetter day In tbs history of ths
First Congregational church of this place,
when, pursuant to program, the boys and
girls of the Sunday acbool took the Initiative
la the services dedicating the new 111.000
church building. Rev. H. C. Herring, D.
D., of Omaha, preached In the forenoon;
Rev. Q. W. Croft, D. D.. of Weat Point la
the afternoon, and Rev. C. B. Fellowa of
Minneapolis, Minn., In the evening. The
pastor and members of ths church and tht
people of Stanton In general have Juet
eeuae to feel proud, la view of ths tact
that through the nrMlrlng efforts of Ilia
church and' the generoelty of the publln, the
building was dedlcsted ' without financial
Tares Mea lajared la Ssaaekaa
WHITMAN, Neb., Sept. 11 (Speclai Tel
egram.) A rear end collision between two
stock trains on the Burlington road oc
curred a mile west of here this afternoon,
resulting In the serious Injury of a brake
man and twe stockmen, together with the
piling up of a number of cars containing
stock. A the means of securing Informa
tion sre limited the names of the Injured
and ths cause of the wrecg cannot be ob
tained at this hour.
JohsMS Cvaaty Fair.
"TECUMBEH. Neb., Sept 11 (Special.)
Tuesday will be the first day of the thirty
seventh annual exhibition of the Johnson
County Agricultural and Mechanical asso
ciation. The fair grounds have been put
In readiness for the show and already the''
entries are beginning to arrive. A long
string of race homes are at the stables.
Wednesdsy will be children's day, at which
time every school child In the county will
be admitted free." "Dr. Tom," the guide'
less wonder, the paring horse owned by I.
J. Edwards of Tecumseh, Will give an ex
hibition each day. 4 '
Desrree of Honor Coaveatloa.
PLATTSMOUTH. Ne.; Sept 11 (Spe
cial.) The district convention of the Degree
Of Honor was quite largely attended In this
city, and an Interesting time reported. The
next meeting will be held In Lincoln. The
following named officers were eleoted: Presi
dent, ' Mrs. Minnie Shannahan, Lincoln;
secretary, Mra. Henry. Hemple, Havelock;
treasurer, Mra Elsie Matterman. Among
the many present from Omaha were: Mrs.
Herbert Bright, Mrs. Charles Hoye, Mra
Will Wlnkleman, Mrs. A. Rlckard, P. Wy
man and Dr. W. A. Hoatetter.
News of Nebraska.
ELM WOOD An old settlers' picnic will
be held here September 20-il.
WOOD RIVER The Ancient Order of
United Workmen lodge of this place has
purrhssed a lot and expects to erect a lodge
LKXINOTON-Rev. D. W. Crane, a re
cently returned mlsaionary from Porto Rico,
expects to leave next week for Ogden,
Utah, where he haa secured the pulpit of
a large Methodist church of that olty.
HUMBOLDT H. M. Sterns of the Spring
Creek Stork farm, this week sold five head
of fat steers, 16 months old for 161. per
head. The animals were of the pure bred
Angus type snd had been on light feed.
PLATT8MOUTH At the earnest solicita
tion of his friends, Jesse L. Root, ex-county
attorney, has consented to allow his name
to be presented to the Cass county republi
can convention for the nomination of atate
PLATTSMOUTH-B. W. "Masters ot
Omaha wss In. this city looking for his
wife, who with her - two children took
her departure a few days ago. His wife
has relatlvea In this city, but It Is not
known If he found any trace of her.
LEXINGTON The Lexington fire depart
ment will hold Its first annual field day at
Lexington ball park on Thursday, Septem.
ber 20. The program begins at 1:30 p. m.
and will consist of sports. Including a game
' to-1 ball between the Lexington High
school and the fire department.
8TANTON-One of the largest land deals
made In Stanton oounty within recent years
was consummated a few daya ago, when
John 8. Bilby of Quitman. Mo., transferred
to John A. Wlsherd of this place, , acres
of Stanton county land, the consideration
being In round numbers, (300,000.
TECUM8EH-The Tecumaeh Christian
church has extended a cell to the ministry
to Elder A, P. Hollingsworth. a senior at
Cotner university,' Bethany, and It Is be
lieved he will sccept. - The arrangement Is
for Elder Hollingsworth to continue his
studies until spring and to maks his ap
pointments here regularly also.
LEXINGTONi-j; H. Mateutanl. a Japan
ese of this city. Is making arrangements to
rent several hundred acres of land In Daw
son county on which he intends to grow
sugar beets on a; large scale and use his
fellow iCountryma to tend, the crop; He
has an Intereat- fn several hundred acrea
of beets grown near Lexington this year.
LEXINGTON H. t). Smith, civil engineer
of this city, naa completed the survey of
the Gotlunburg Northern railway a disianoi
of foriy-iniee miles, to. a point south of
1 ' ,nl" survey nas sn easy grade
and developing a rich agricultural section.
The farmers have contributed ,26,000 toward
the new road, also right-of-way moat of
HUMBOLDT Mrs. Joy Bullla-McKle. of
Mansanllio, Mex., arrived in the city last
evening for a visit with her mother, Mrs.
J. A. Murphy, it will be remembered that
Mrs. McKie has Just returned from spend
ing tne summer at Valparaiso snd San
tiago, Chile, and had such a narrow escape
from the earthquake dlaaater, having
started for home only a day or two before
the ahake occurred.
HUMBOLDT Another Indication of the
high eateem In whlrh Rlchrilmi nnv
land la held la ahown by the purchase this
week of the quarter section nine miles from
this city belonging to Wensl Skalak, a
leading business man of this city, by H.
U Bourne, a leading farmer, who paid for
the aame ISO per acre.- The farm bad Im
provement of ordinary value and. la quite
productive. T. J. Creed, snother farmer
living nearer to the city, sold his farm for
181.26 per acrs.
TECUMSEH -Rev. J. W. Embree, pastor
of ths Tecumseh Methodist Epiaoopal
church for tus past two years, preached his
last sermons to his congregation here to
day. Tomorrow evening the reverend gen
tleman and his family will be tendered a
farewell reception.' Rev. Mr. Embree Is an
able preacher and a fine man. and the fact
that the conference decided to assign him
work elsewhere was a disappointment to
his many friends. Hla successor will be
Rev.. Richard Pearson of Haatinga.
WOOD RIVER A disease haa been de
vastating the swine herds for the laat two
or three weeka in this community, and con
tinues to rage In unabated fury, with the
result that the stockmen are suffering se
vere loasee. The disease Is spreading rap
Idly and many of the farmers are disposing
ot their herds, fearing that the disease w.U
attack them. All kinds of hog cholera med
icine and preparations have been used, but
with very little success. Ths disease Is al
together different from the ordinary hog
cholera, but la equally as disastrous, and
unless something Is done at ones to check
Its spread there will be very few hugs in
this community to eat the big corn crop
GRAND ISLAND During a heavy wind
storm last night thirty feet of tne nigh
smokestack of the Grand Island Electric
company fell down, somewhat damaging the
building and cutting through many eleotrto
and telephone wires. No one was Injured.
The service waa cut off for about half an
hour and those depending only on thla light
were In darkness. The plant has been run
ning at full blast and it is believed that it
may have to abandon some of Ita service
so that even the otreet lighting may have
to be dispensed with, limited ss It is. T e
city's municipal plant, it la expected, will
be In oprratlnn by December 1. when the
street lighting will be greatly extended
over what It has been for the last tea years.
P)aaers Life wave ay Chamber-
lala's Calto, Cholera aa
Diarrhoea Resaeay. '
Mr. D. F. Powers, a well known planter
of Adair, Mies., ssyst "I have relied upon
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy for ten years as a sure ours for
attacks of collo and all stomach and bowel
complaints. Lees than a ysar ago I believe
this remedy saved my Ills, and It has al
ways given mo Immediate relief. It la ths
beat medicine made for bowel complaints."
California aa Old Mexleo.
From August 27 to October U tho Mis
souri Pacific railway will sell ons way
tickets st vsry low rates to points In
California and Old Mexico. For Informa
tion ses your nearest agent or addreaa
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ST. PAUL. Minn., Sept. 16. -A dispatch
from Winnipeg, Man., aays: Winnipeg to
morrow will be In the grip of one of the
most extensive building strikes ever ex
perienced in the west. At a mass meeting
of building tradee this afternoon It waa
unanimously decided to go out In sympathy
with the plumbera. In the hope of forcing
tbe employers ot the latter to accede to
their demands. The .strike will stop work
larae number of buildings. . . .
lee IifflOiicemeit lafe
GREAT PROGRESS IN CHINA
8i;ni tvsrjwhsre Apparent of tbe Awak
enine of the Dormant Oriest
DOWAGER EMPRLSS TAKING THE LEAD
Reeeat Imperial Edicts sal Orders of
the Great Viceroys ladlcate the
Growth of Weatera Thooght
la the Empire.
SHANGHAI. China, Aug. 4. (Corre
spondence of the Associated Press.) A
competent authority on the far east de
clares that ths Chinese have made more
progress during ths last five years than
any other nation on earth, not excepting
Japan. He admits that China haa not
made such advance In iron and coal pro
duction as has the United States, but he
contends that China has made a wider
and more profound change In. Its whole
attitude toward western civilisation than
haa any other nation.
The latest proof that China's face is set
toward progress Is found In the Imperial
decree Issued last Suvday promising a
change of laws. WXle this decree does
not promise a institution, as careless
readers have Inferred, nevertheless It
points In that direction.
A more vital Indication or .progress la
found lit the recent Imperial decree making
some mastery of. western learning a con
dition of future employment In the govern
ment service. This decree does not affect
existing officeholders and does not spply
to candidates for office who have already
completed the prescribed course of Confu
cian learning and have received the first
and second degrees. But the significance
of the decree Is found 1n the fact that It
prescribes the identical condition for fu
ture candidates for office, which the young
emperor prescribed . eight years ago and
which led to the Boxer uprising. It Is
significant that the dowager empress, who
then retired the young emperor for his
radicalism, now Issues in his name the
identical decree which produced the revo
lution. ' ,
Establishing Modera Schools.
A still more striking sign than this paper
decree Is found in the fact that Tuan Shlh
Kal, the leading viceroy ot the empire.
.... ...kii.i i h.n snort
primal sondaVy school, in the j Ch'"- "V
Chill province In order to prepare th1
young people of hi. province f or the new JZn TTlT
government courses. Hs I. emP"" gle. of the. Chines, can- prevent similar
introduce western learning tho j r,form by the .
Engllah language Into, these schools ss , foIl d b , rcon,: In a word,
rapidly a. po-elble This create. . . strong , today waJ ;
demand for American teachers, but the I yMn arJ. an(J (f Arner)can, ,nd f0M,
pay la too low to justify young people com- j , t0 one of tn. rre,te8t
Ing from the Vnlted States to accept these tunUe, wn,cn eyM. tn wet.
minor positions. In llu of American and ,rn ngtlon, M1 th tropn, (mplrfl
English teachers the Japanese are being I lnfo moAtkTn ,lh.rtv mnA,T -,,, i -,
employed to teacn western learning, ana
In some esses ths English language. The
"pidgin" English, which Is taught by some
of the Chinese scholars, would Indeed be
laughable were It not for the fact that
the Introduction of the English language
may possibly become general, and It
may carry with it the Introduction of west
ern civilisation. As Alexander's adoption
of the Greek language enabled that con
quered nation to transform the civilisation
ot western Asia; as the adoption of Roman
law and the Latin language by the North-
meif carried with It Latin Christianity
throughout Europe, so ths prevalence of
Engllah apeech In China, during the next
few years, will carry with It western scl-
ences and western civilisation.
Growing; laflnenco of Japan.
An Indication pointing to the growing In
fluence of Japan In China la found In the
fact that 11.000 Chlness students are now
In Toklo striving to secure from the gov
ernment Institutions and private schools
ths western learning. The Toung Men's
Christian association In. Shanghai has seen
the significance of this movement, and has
sent two American and three or four young
Chinese Christians to Toklo to keep In
touoh with this group of Chinese students.
As some Chinese students sre returning
from and going to Toklo each month, at
leaat 15.000 young Chinamen will pursue
their studies In the Japanese capltol In
ISO. As these young men will furnish the
future Tusn Shlh Kala, Chang Chl-tungs and
Wu Ting Pangs of China one can readily
ses tho Influence which the Japanese will
acquire ,n the Chinese empire. At leaat
two or three thousand of these young men
would have studied tn the United States
had It not been for our harsh enforcement
of the exclusion lsw It now looks as If
Japan will become the school master of the
orient, as Oermany has been the school
master of Europe and America. But the
United States may lead the race after It
la out of school.
Another sign of ths times Is the Increase
of the poetoffices and tbe multiplication of
eewapapers, especially along the eastern
side of the empire. Tbe postoffloes have
Increased from about 100 four years ago to
some L80S today. The number Is still piti
fully .mall, but tho rats of Increaae Is a
Just cause of surprise and a striking Indi
cation of progress. In the Tien Tsln, four
years - ago. three newspapers were pub
lished. Today twenty-three newspaper,
are published In that northern port.
Crwaaao Agalast Beasl Poet.
The Manchu court baa always been op
posed to bound feet, and comparatively few
women who gsln access to the court havo
submitted to this early torture. A few
months ago, however, an Imperial decree
was Issued exporting parents not to bind
the feet of their daughters. On tbs dowa
ger empress being Informed the other dsy
that tho decree relating to bound feet was
having no Influence among the provincial
authorities, another decree has beea Issued
Wish to inform their many friends and ;
customers that they have MOVED into
THEIR NEW STORE, SIXTEENTH and
HOWARD STREETS, and will be ready
for BUSINESS IN A FEW DAYS,
saying that In the future no men will be
taken Into the employment of the Chinese
empire whose wives or daughters havs their
feet bound. It Is uncertain when this latest
order will go Into effect, and whether It will
be 'strictly enforced or not. Nevertheless,
the fact that several viceroys are follow
ing In the footsteps of the Imperial decree,
and that the authorities at Peking are de
manding that the others comply with the
Imperial mandate, leads to the Impression
that this form of oriental barbarism may
ba approaching Its end.
A more striking Indication of ths adoption
of not only western civilisation, but of
Christianity, Is found In the decree Just
Issued by Chang Chlh-Tung ordering the
New. Testament to be Introduced Into all
the schools of the Hupeh and Hunan prov
inces over which he rules. The decree
states that the permanence and high qual
ity of Chinese civilisation Is dus to the
fact that the Confuolan classics have been
taught in China for over 1,000 years. Ths
viceroy admits, however, that western na
tions have some power which- the Chinese
do not possess. He Is sure that this is not
due to any superiority of the westerners
over the Chinese, but to the fact that the
western nations have In their possession
certain teachings which the Chinese have
not yet mastered. . He thinks this superi
ority is dus to the Bible, and In order to
make the Chinese not only equal, but su
perior lo their western competitors, be
orders the New Testament taught, along
side the Confucian classics, among the
63,000,000 people over whom he rules.
Establishing Christian Sabbath.
Perhsps the most striking indication of
the Chinese desire for western progress Is
found in 'the recent Imperial decree at
tempting to establish the Christian Sub
bath. The decree makes the Sabbath day
a legal holiday. It la not probable that
the decree will be largely followed through
out China, as. Indeed, It Is not probable
that Chang 'Chlh-Tung'g decree In regard
to the -New Testament will be largely ob
served. These decrees, however, show the
aspirations ot the Chinese for western
civilisation. - ..'. v ,
Some American and English ofllcisls, and, .
Indeed, some of the missionaries here are
convinced that unless; western influences
are swiftly snd strongly reinforced, the
present movement may result In a reac
tion which will Indefinitely delay the emer
gence of the Chinese into modern civilisa
tion. Indeed, the recent radical decree
putting two native Chinamen in charge of
the Imperial cuatoma Is likely to lead to
rcu""11 oi oir nooen Hart, tne
modern Inventions, 137,000,000 human beings
will emerge Into western civilisation with
in a generation.
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I with every woman who caret for -her
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little time and effort it takes to cultivate
beautiful hair. '
Nothing adds so much to s woman!
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And it it so. easy to obtain k. f
The daily "ue of
tubbed thoroughly into the scab, will
work wonders on thin and brittle hair.
Faithful use of this peerless tonic wffl
prove indeed "a blessing on your head."
For sale at all drug and department
Avoid inferior imitation must upon
getting ED. PINAUD'S Hair Tonic
Let me send you s trial bottle for 10
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Writ to-day to
nlKf g frk 4-- SO Ftftli Ave
ED. riNAUD NtW YORK
Um El. rinml' "Brim EmkaumM VhlttU "
or Ins handktnhitf.
A Chicago Train for Omaha
' Leaves Union Station, Omahat 540 p. m'.
Arrives In Chicago at 8il5 tho naxt morning.
Electric Lighted Pullman Drawing Room Sleeping Cn, Free' Reclining
Chair Cars and Observation End Parlor Car with Dining Room serving Din
ner and Breakfast a la carte. Returning, train leaves Chicago at 6:00 p. m.,
arrives at Orhaha 9:00 the next morning. . ,: . ,
CITY TICKET OFFICE,
IJ fmrmmm 5.,
STEAMER MANCHURIA FLOATED
Paclflo Mall LUer Palled. , OC tho
'Rocks aad. Towed to
HONOLrLt', Sept. 11-The Pacific Mall
company's steamship Manchuria. , which
went aground on Rabbit Island August
was successfully floated today and towed
to this port by the tug Restorer. A great
crowd of people watched the Mnnchurla
being towed In. During the final efforts
to pull the Manchuria off the reef several
thousand bags of flour were "Jettisoned."
These are washing ashore and art being
picked up by the natives.' , ..
owa wijx, BBonriroTw '"
Monday Even'g, Sept, 17
' .... .i...,-
Betura Bngagement of the .
ROYAL MWAilAN BAND
Accompanied hy the Olee Club sad
Soloists. .. I f: t , .
Matinee at Si30 Every Afternoon Sx
oeptlng Monday, Evealag Ooaoerts '
at SilS p. .so, i ' '. .
Baaoo Kuslo oa Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday B ventage, after the
Bag-alar Ooaoerts. '-'-. .
rOTOXAB PBXCBB B60. 35e' and Mo.
Box Offloe Opens at too a. aa. Monday,
Bsptembev 17. ' ' "
K PUS? THEATRE
ii, l U J ISci25c.39c.75c
This Afternoon. - " Tonlglity
SPECIAl MATINEE TODAY
CHILDREN, (any seal) 10c.
. At W. KABTUTS ," .
Grand Spectacular Production ot
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
Tuesday Wo Mother to Quids Bar.
Thursday Baalon'g rantaama,
'Phone Douglas 494.
Every Night, Matinees . Thur..- Bat, turn.
Paul Bpadonl, James Thornton, Water
bury Bros. A Tenny, Macart'a Dogs snd
Monkeys, Lillian Ashley, Bryan A Nacllne,
Chas. Ledegar and the Klnodrome.
Prices 10c, 18c, 60c.
Tonight All Week Vrofessloaal MaMmee
1X1 WOODWABO atOOK OOMWAST
la TBB AXTAB OT TBXXBBKSUT.
Prices Nights, Bun. Mais., 10c, 25c;
Tuea., Thurs., Sat. Mats., 10c, t0o.
Nut Week THE LADY Or" LTONS.
asao Capacity .Baslaeee.
VINTON St. PARK:.
OMAHA VS. LlilCOLIl
Sept. 15, 16, 17, 15, 19
Monday, Sept. 17, Ladies" Day.
Game Called 3:45.
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