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,fTrP mf AHA DAILY TVFTEt TT7EKDAY, ATTOFST -11. 190.
LIVE STOCK VALUES FIXED
Decrease of Over Million and Quarter
from Xut Tear.
LESS CATTLE IS THE COTLBTBT
T1m. Caraarr mku4lM Take-si
X' mm4 Owkt Merekaats Eawlaiai
Reasea fav Dwnut la tka
( From a BtaT Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Aag. 1. (Special.) Tha
total aasesewl value of all tba cattle ta
Nebraska aa fixed by tha State Board of
Equalisation la- f ls.m.L against aa
assessment of rU.02i: in 107. Tha
total assessed value of all tha horses In
Nebraska ta Ill.ISi.e47. against I12.JSJ,
471 In 107. Tba daeraaM In tha aaaass
ment of both horse and cattle la supposed
to be due to the decree In number. The
decrease In the number of cattle la sup
pneed to b occasioned by the high price
of oorn and feed stuff and tha high price
of cattle, causing owners to sell. The
figures on the number, however, are not
The board Increased the assessment of
horaea In seventeen counties aad de
creased the aseesament in two counties.
These were Hamilton, reduced 1 per
cent, and Merrick 10 per cent. In the as
sessment of cattle twenty-four counties
were Increased and one county reduced
Nuckolls 10 per cent.
The assessment on horaea waa Increased
a afollows: Banner. 1 per cent; Box
Butts, 10; Cherry, Itcolfax, It: Deuel.
20; Dixon, IS; Douglas, 29; Fillmore, I;
Franklin. IS; Grant. 10; Hooker. 25; John
son. 10; McPherson. 7a; Nance, 10; Pleroe,
S; Saline, 10; Thomas, 30.
The assessment an cattle was Increased
as follows: Buffalo, 10; Butler, 10; Cedar.
10; Colfax. 10; Custer. 10; Dakota, 10;
Dawes, 10; Deuel. 10; Fillmore, 13;
Frontier, 10: Hayes, 10; Hitchcock. 26;
Hooker, It; Johasoa. 10; Keith. It; Knox.
10; Lincoln. II; McAarsoo, 26; Perkins,
tO; Rock. 20; ftaUne, 10; Baundera. 10;
Thayrv t; Thomas, It.
Dealaa Mereaaata Carpet.
Douglas county waa on the carpet before
the Stat Board of Equalisation this aft
eraoon to explain why Its assessment of
merchandise was ' decreased when com
pared with tha assessment of last year. The
returns mads ta tha state board, compared
with tha assessment last year, fall abort
2O0.OM. and when . compared with the re
port ef the assessor last year fall short
John . 1 Kennedy, representing- J. L.
Brandets at Sona;. Mr. Byrne of Byrne
Hammer, and William Hayden of Hayden
Bros.; County Assessor Schrlver, County
Clerk Haverly and County Commlaaloner
Trainor composed the. delegation which
answered the. call of the state board.
Mr. Byrne. In hla explanation for the
falling off. aaid it was due to the smaller
stocks carried by the wholesale houses in
Omaha compared with the stocks of last
year. This shortage waa occasioned, he
said, by a falling market, due to the lata
depression. Out In' the smaller towna, he
aaid, where the merchants depended on the
farmers, the depreasion had not been felt
and the country merchants had in most in
stances kept up their stocks and new atorea
had been started. His wholesale house, he
said, sold goods, in Utah and Montana and
other places - where miners end railroad
men ware out of work mid where the de
pression had been- felt. Consequently the
large' bouses at Omaha had been harder
hit, relatively, than the smaller stores by ,
the isnsmotal dspresston. Mr. 'Kennedy told
tha board tba explanation at 'Mr. " Byrae
he believed waa the correct solution of the
question. Mr. Hayden said his store had
been overaeeessed- la at year, and In this he
was borne out by County Commissioner
Trainor. Both he and Mr. Byrne bad
turned In- their stocks this year at the same
figures as fixed by the board last year. He
la willing, he aaid. to aell the entire atock
at wiiat It was assessed.
The beard contemplated making a 25 per
cent Increase In the merchandise of Doug
las county, btU concluded to aak for an
explanation before taking any action. The
matter Is under consideration.
R alias aa PoU Bowks.
Secretary of State Junkin has written the
fallowing letter In reply to an Inquiry
about the number of poll books to be used:
Answering your letter of the 8th Inst.,
copy of which IS hereto attachtd, will state
that when the matter of se ecting poll bo ks
for Uie primary election waa taken up by
tha attorney general and myself ws thought
It waa our duly to make the provisions of
the primary law as plain to the judges and
clerks oi election as possible. So many
Inquiries had come to both departments in
regard td the tallying of votes we felt that j
unless wa spec.fied a poll book for each
part ythal a great many voting precincts
would count the ballots voted by two par
tics fir in,- candidate, provided the one
name -p:ar J on both ballets, which would !
be contra: y to i::e prov gums of the pri-
mary aw. Therefore, we recommended
that the poll hooka be separated and of j
different colore Printing establishments I
told ua at the lime of making this order 1
that it wuld practically make no differ
ent e in ttfet-wh4be the seoka were bound
separe.ely or all under one cover.
We sea ne' reason why a county clerk
ear n nt order' ttta bnoka all bound 1 in one
Volume If be rhoueea. keeping each party's
pull eeperaa therein.
Dieroswe at Pa tat af PIsteL.
Puiwuhiir Itls roommate for mure than a
mile, CalOoei Buhen Hurt, of Somcravllle,
Kv this morning compelled the man to
give-up a suit ef td Slavs belonging to the
Kentucklan. The colonel then left the
man. clad only In a white hat and a pair of
shoes on the banks of Salt Creek. Colonel
Hurt met the man at Grand Island and
accompanied htm to- Lincoln. They secured
a room at the Mint hotel. In tha morning
Colonel Hurt discovered that his beet suit
of oolthes had been stolen, along with
All Grocers, 10 cents
- ua knstsemn sf r sit
THX sew aa4 tsssaeied areeawa af
asaaiac soassad cora tikes, kawww
"Tha E C ro-s- aiaaws M. C
CORM nke aea-fsjaxey "
saar da) nary naked, bms Mf r
sawrasL mxm assty. till i aa and
sntaoas tha ay slaw asset nd oawa
Casta ad aiaea iMaJIka aliarj kked
Ms pnrketbonk and watch. After securing
the assistance of the police. th Kentockian
discovered bla nummtta of tha night be
fore. Just aa he wu attempting to board
a train for Omaha. Tha policeman and
Hurt pursued him. bat tha policeman
abandoned tha chase. Hart overtook the
man near Halt Creek and compelled him
to diaroba at tha point of a pistol.
JTERLWO 1 ARB VICTIMIZED
traa Head Cashes revered Cheeks aad
TECCM3EH. Neb.. Aag. 10. (Special
Telegram.) Foor bualness firms of the
town of Stsrllng were the victims of
forged cheeks Saturday. Robert Caton. a
stranger here, who bad been working for
Callahan Brothers on their farm five
miles north of Sterling for about six
weeks, rode a 4-year-old bay mare of his
employers to tba town mentioned Satur
day afternoon. He had a check for tt
given him by Callahan Brothers, which ha
cashed. He then proceeded to forge four
other checks for 125 each, making them
out to himself and alfnlng Callahan
Brothers' nama At tha store of Tour
telor A Barber ba bought a bat and gave
the check and received tha difference In
money. Likewise he "ought goods at the
saloon of Jugenhelmer A Mockenhaupt,
at the stores of the Rafter Mercantile
company and of C W. Stuve, securing a
pair of shoes at the latter place. Later In
the evening ha bought a lariat rope and a
quantity of canned goods. Indicating that
he expected to camp out. and mounted
the horse and left town. The firms who
were victimised and Callahan Brothers are
offering 2100 reward for the arrest and
conviction of Caton. The mars waa
branded with 'an "OH" on the left
shoulder. Caton is about SS years of age.
County Attorney J. C Moore is In Sterling
working on the case.
Boy Drewaed la River.
TETCAMAH. Neb.. Aug. ln.-OpeclaXV-Jay
Webster. aged 18. aon of AJ Webster,
a farmer living about fifteen miles north of
tills place along tha river, waa drowned
in the Missouri about t o'clock yesterday
Tonng Webstar, who has tired on the
bank of the river all his life, wu sn ax
pert swimmer, went In swimming with his
clothes on, near the old ferry landing, at
a point where the main current hits the
bank with terrific force. He Jumped In
and as soon aa the current struck him
he went down and was never seen again.
One of the neighbor's boys Jumped In
after him and barely escaped with his
About fifty people, wtio were spending
Sunday at Lake Qulnnebaug, about two
miles from where the accident occurred,
went over and helped drag the
river, but up to a lata hour last night
the body had not been recovered. Many
predict-- It never will come op, as when
the clothes get filled with sand tt will ba
Impossible for It to float.
"tawx Cawaty I. aad All Takes,
HEMINGFORD. Neb., Aug. 10. Special.)
Practically every section of land In Sioux
county Is now filed and haa a bona fide
resident on It. Before the Kink aid law
wa? passed this land was all the range of
a few cattle companies. The sntrymen are
raising splendid crops of all kinds on the
land, which has slmtlnr soil to eastern
Nebraska, and relinquishments are hard to
buy at any price.
A few entrymen who were fnltsd States
soldiers have been able to prove up. Next
June there will be many who have held
their lands five years and can then prove
up and get title from tha government.
The settlers are now agitating for a dl
vlslon of Sioux 'county, with the county
seat at the new Inland town of Curly. A
hair section of land two 'and a half' mll's
west of town has sold for 13 per acre.
This same land sold for 13 per acre four
Steams Plerwa far Ftsttesa Lssd.
TEKAMAH. Neb.. Aug. NX 3pecial.
A steam plow bought In Omaha br D. H.
Holiday la being unloaded at the depot
this morning, and Is already under con
tract to plow V acres of drainage bottom
land for Senator J. P. Latta.
Since the completion of the big dralnatre
ditch by Burt county lest year, the drained
landa have produced from thtrrr to forty
five bushels of whiter wheat per acre, and
several thousand acres of this land will be
broken up and sown to winter wheat thia
fall. Lieutenant Governor Hopewell has
also ordered snother steam plow from
Omaha to. plow his own drained lands, and
It is expected next week.
Kirk af Hare "eHeoe.
TEKAMAH. Neb.. Aug. M.-9rec1ar
James J. Plpher, rural mail carrier on
mute No. S from this place, was kicked
by a horse last night, cutting his risht
j cheek from his mouth to his ear; also
bruising his breast and shoulders In sev
JuM how ths accident occurred Is not
known, as he Is stlM unconscious, but from
the way the horses stand In the barn, one
i facing east and one west. It Is thought
that ons kicked him In und.r the other,
causing the bruises on his shoulder.
Salt Over leksol tlte.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Aug. 10. Special.)
Walter and Daniel F. Llttlefleld
of Mains today brought suit against
the school district of Beatrice for posaes
aion of a part of lots seven and eight,
block twenty. Just west of the new high
school site snd ask damages In the sum
of 1500. They allege the school district
occupied the east part of lot eight un
lawfully, tearing down the fence and dam
aging the property . They aeek to enjoin
tiie defendants from Interfering with such
Bsstlfcglag Ckarg ta Aaewer.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Aug. 10. iSpeclal
Telegram.) Elmer Duncan was arrested
st the rtomlng house of Mra Brown at
307 Ella street on a charge of bootlegxlng
and lodged la Jail. Seven pints of whisky
were found in his room. His caae was set
fur healing tt I p. a tomorrow and In
default of 11.004 ha was remanded to
fkaeek Caraentsaa Laid.
SHELBY, Neb.. Aug. 14. Special
The cornerstone of the neer United Breth
ren church of Shelby was laid yesterday
afternoon. Dr.. William E. Schell. president
of Tork college, officiating.
ekruka Jfewa Xeew.
PLATTSMOUTH Miss Mary E. Foster.
coantv lunerlBteBJent announces that the i
annual t'aes county teachers Inatllute
wn ot neia in cimwooa .usisi u 10 zz.
The teaching corps is excepnonslly strong,
which Insures thorough and alle last ruc
tion The Instructors will be Prof J.
A- Beat tie, Lincoln: Mra. Sarah Brtndley,
Columbus; Prof. Fred M- Hunter, Ajih-
PLATTSMOtTH County Superintend '
ent Miss Mary F. Foster has completed
her annual report to the slate euperln
teTHlnt. which show, tetal e-ceift- of
5I1; total eapendltures. I11U.34s .iO; ,
ha.unce oa hand, 1 17.704 Id. There are r
thlrteea tearhere la the county holding 1
first grade certificates, eighteen second '
and three third; wraten mal- and 15 i
female teecher. Beside the public ectiools
there ta the Weeping Water academy, the
ft John's school. Plttmiui(i; the Or-
snaa Lutheran. Murdoch; Evangelical ,
Lutheran. LuuisrUle. j
BLOOMF1ELD An Important business 1
change took place here i'attirday when '
W W. Wella of Omaha and Pre Kalar A
Kalar ef t.'ils place purchased the "Cor
ner Drug Store" heretofore re4. by the
Corner Drug Store cun.pany and managed
by Chart Tcke. The new firm Ioua
poeaession Monday morning.
TSlTMSEH-Mrs. Flora Black, a pioneer '
-titer ef th s county, died at ber home in
VjaprUi Creek nraciout thia morning. She
had been Vk trot a short time. Her eg"
was lis year. Mrs. Black leve a rarru.y
f grown children, ber hushend having died
several years ago. The funeral axiange
ments have not yet been made.
BLCxjMFli.L Harry Kranse. the 1S-year-oid
aon of A. 1 Kranse of oi this
city. who fell from a tao- ry building
in Billings. Mont., last summer while em
ployed on aame as a dumhi. as a result of
which ' he haa been partially paralysed,
died Saturday in a hospital in Kirksviiie.
Ma, where he was aent for treatment.
The remains will ba brought hero for
SHELTON Two Inches of water f 11
here last night and filled ditches and low
places level full. Tina is the iml good
rain during the last week and placea ail
corn out of the question of snort crop
and trie yield thla season promises to
eclipse any season in many years past.
The oats crop has ail been harvested and
many farmers haVe threshed and the qual
ity Is excellent and the yield as high as
fifty bushels the acre. Potatoes are the
best In many years.
HEMINUFURD B C. Fenuer, his Son. B.
L. t enner. W. A. B sseil and three hay
hand. were ail poteone-l by eating pressed
chicken Uiet had been left loo long In
tne hot aun. Prompt medical attention
brought them through, but they were
very sick for a couple of days.
RED CLOUD Saturday the beautiful
bronse fountain was presented to the city
by the ladles of the Woman's Chrlxtlan
Temperance union. Immediately after.
Mrs. Armor, state president of the Georgia
Woman a Christian Temperance union.
her lecture, "How Oeorgla Went
The large tent was packed and
many had to stand. Dr. Matt Hugtiea
lectured to a large crowd In tha evening.
NEBRASKA FROM DAY TO DAY
tkaalat aad Carlsas Featarea at Life
tat a Haaldly brswiai
Fees Up Dr. Ted Soma one must have
been sick up north Sunday evening, aa we
saw Dr. Ted going In that direction in a
white topped buggy. What does that mean.
Ted? Hutchinson Items In Chappell Regis
ter. Not Ter, Bat Soon Miss Laura Harkness
or Mrs. John Hardin of Alma, which It Is
we are unable to tell, was bi our city
Wednesday. John has got us guessing,
but anyway we wish to extend our hearti
est congratulations and If not married our
congratulations win ba held orer till tha
happy event happens. Ragaa Journal.
Called the Editor About the meanest
Joke that haa been played on anyone we
know of around here happeaed to ye editor
this morning (and on press day, toot, when
Sheriff Babb called us down to the press
room snd there "Introduced" as to a full
grown scythe of ths "Father Time" species,
and told us that "people living In glass
houses should never take a bath." We cut
the weeds. Have you dona as much? Ful
Spongars, Take Warning Seven Stanton
women, four east side, three west side, are
requested to quit at once imposing on their
neighbors by using their telephones. If
you mufft use the telephone go to the
public station and you are welcome. If
you waa't quit using your neighbor's 'phone
wa will ask you through tha Star ton papers
to quit, giving your full names. Perhaps
next week ths public will know the worst
spongers. Staotoa Telepaone Co. Stanton
Excitement at Ohiowa A team of mules.
a load of sand, a muddy ditch, two angry
men with a blacksnake whip and loud
voices, two hysterical wor.cn and the ab
sence) of the marshal, cams very near
causing a civil uprising hers Monday. Tba
mules finally quletod the disturbances by
pulling the heavy load through the muddy
ditch. If the marshal could have been
found somebody's day's wages would have
undoubtedly been apea la paying a fine
Ohiowa Ohlowan. '
NO HELP FOR AGED LEPER
Mrs. Geseral Ward well Mast Stay
Rest af Life la Teniae tome,
WASH'NOTON, A ig. 10. Though virtually
a part of t e United State, the leper colony
on Isola.eil Mok-kal cannet lotruit its
death-marked population from thte country.
It la thla fact that makes it impossible for
icovernmeiit officials to comply with the re
quest of the territorial authorities of Ari
se na for the speedy deportation of aged
Mrs. General Ward well, whom the terrible
diaeaae haa claimed for its victim.
According to Dr. H. D. Gadding, assist
ant surgeon general of the Public Health
and Marine Hospital service, tha leper set
tlement at Molokal la strictly a territorial
enterprise. There exists neither law nor
precedent to warrant ths removal of a
leper from any state or territory, however,
to tha settlement and Dr. Geddinga voices
ths sentiment and opinion of the bureau
that tha Haaai.an health authorities would
nut approve such a move.
Mrs. Wardwell'a case is an unusually pa
thetic one. Doomed in her declining years
to Lve an outcast from society and to en
dura a living d ath her mind has given way
ana she has gone violently mad. Clesely
quarantined In a lonely spot In Tombstone,
her isolation la made doubly secure for she
is kept shackled to her bedpost. To make
the caae more aad. If possible, her feeble
husband, who Is ai years old. la very weak
aa the result of an operation for cancer and
tuiauM u minister to the needs of his
With a devotion that challenges the ad
miration of aU mankind this nobis old man
Insists on remaining with his wife until
they are 1'nally parted by death.
It la hardly likely that they will ever
leave Tombstone. Mrs. Wardwell has a
brother named Albert Cola, now serving a
term of six years In a penitentiary in
Ariaona. Governor Klbby, ta aaid. will be
petitioned to pardon him in order that ha
may car fur the afflicted pair.
Advertise In The Bee; it goes Into the
homes of ths best peuple.
KING WILL SEE MEW RULERS
KaglUk Mtsairk ta Take Aaaaal
Trig, ta Marleabad After
LONDON. Aug. 10. King Edward will
leave tomorrow afternoon on his annual
-!lt to Maiienbad. where he will rest after
his long and arduous social duties during
one of ths most strenuous seasons London my t"en ay U1 unionised bod es
has wltntassed In years. Exceptional inter- of "npl',y of Louisville at meetings to be
eat la taken in ths trip. In which King Ed- held 011 wk- Higher rates or the pros
ward will meet Emperor William at Cron- Brt" of lo'r - are said to ba iLj
berg. Pruasia, Tuesday, and Emperor Fran- i alternatives suggested by the employes of
els Joseph at Ischl. Austria, Wednesday.
oa tha way Xn his favosits watering place.
JL L VsUliaa's
The Taste JJngm"
Two stars, l(r and 15c
Poet u in Cereal Company. Limited
Ball.. Creaa, Mich.
ACTION ON RATE INCREASE
Interrtate Crrraznerca Commission
Expected to Decide Soon.
TO SAT W1IETHEII SEASONABLE
tress stedaeiavaT Wasrea aad
Eight rer Ceat Raise Is
WASHIXGTt. Aag. 10. During the next
month or six weeks it is proposed that
the Interstate Commerce commission will
decide upon the reason sbleness of the pro
posed freight rate Increase In Alabama,
Georgia. Tennessee. Florida and poriona
of South and North Carolina In the South
ern territory aad In Texaa In tha South
western territory. The complaint of the
Georgia ahippers already haa been fled
with tha commission and tha railroads have
been given twenty days In which to reply
to tha charges.
The commission's decision will affect the
proposed charges throughout tba southeast
ern territory. Ths complaint of the Texas
railroad commlaaion probably will be filed
tomorrow and Chairman Kxiapp has been
given assurances that an Inquiry and de
ciisl-on In tha case will be expedited aa
rapidly aa a compliance with tha lav will
Railroads handling tha traffic In Arkansas
gave notice soma tune ago of a proposed
increase of rates, but failing to comply
with ths law by giving a satisfactory state
ment of connecting linea participating in
tha rata and the notice was returned to
them and has not sine been heard from,
last af Tltal 1 assort.
The proposed Increase of rates of south
ern stales embrace practically ail lncrea a
proposed throughout the country. The de
cision of these cases will have an Import
ant bearing upon rates generally as tha
questions to be determined in respect to
southern states are largely the same aa
may be urged as tha basia of increase else
where. It is aaid by experts who have unofficially
calculated the percentage of tha Increase
in compart aon with the old rata, that the
proposed Increases on claaa rates from St.
Louis to common points in Texaa is be
tween 7 and t per cent. Aa there haa been
do inorease In rates from St. Louis and
Chicago. Boston. Nsw Tork and other
points in the middle west and east, the
percentage of increase between, Texas com
mon points and these sections la leas than
7 per cent. Xt la stated that tha Increase
from tha 8L Louis and tha other Ohio
river crossings -to Atlanta. Ga, average
leas than tha Increase from St. Loula to
Waarea Have Beea Kept Cp.
The railroads will. It is expected, urge,
among other reasons for Increasing their
rates, that they have been prevented from
reducing wage, and they will point to the
decision to that affect by Chairman Knapp
of the Interstate ; Commerce commission,
and Commlaaloner Nell of the bureau of
labor, sitting as a board of arbitration In
reference to the wage of employes of tho
Southern Railroad. ' They will point to a
reduction of their Interstate passenger rev
enue by ths reduction of rates from S to
2 cents a mile In Virginia and from I to
IH cents a mile lnother southern states.
It Is expected that specific instances of In
crease in both wages and cost of material
since the old rates went into effect will be
alleged and that on some branch lines do
ing an Interstate business there have bean
reductions on frelg faics by t a r T snact
metu. -.'enKi ' '
Both to tha case oY the complaint of the
Georgia shippers and tne State Railroad
commission of Texa there will be a stren
uous effort 'to prevent an Increase of rata
of which notice has 'been given. All repre
sentations, whether of the railroads or of
the complainants, will be scrutinized very
carefully so that the facts will ba fully es
tablished. A sea ta ReMevelt.
President Roosevelt has been appealed to
by Senator Culberson of Texaa in an effort
to restrain the railroads from putting the
new rates Into effect .In that stats and
Mr. Roosevelt baa referred the matter to
the attorney general In the meantime the
Texaa and the Oklahoma ataie railroad
commlaaiona will flie separata complain ta
with the Interstate Commerce commission
Following several conferences between
Senator Culberson and Chairman Allison
May field of the Texas Railroad commission,
Mr. Pollard, assistant attorney general of
Texas, advised with Chairman Knapp and
Commissioner Clements of the Interstate
Commerce commission. Senator Culberson
forwarded a telegram to President Roose
velt at Oyster Bay on Friday stating that
the hearing In the Texas caae before the
commission would probably not begin
earlier than September L and In the mean
time the Increased ratea would doubtless
be put Into operation and great injustice
result to the shippers. He therefore calls
the matter to the attention of the presi
dent with the view that the attorney gen
eral shall be directed to take Immediate"!
steps to enforce the anti-trust laws of con
gress by such civil and criminal seined lea
aa may be proper.
Referred ta Atteraey Ge serai.
The following in reply has been received
by 8enator Culberson from Acting Secre
tary Foater at Oyster Bay:
"By direction of tha president, your tele
gram waa sent to the attorney general, who
Is considering the whole matter."
In discussing ths matter tonight Judge
Knapp said: "If In the course of the
coming hearing the commlaaion should
have rAon to believe that the Sherman
anti-trust law haa been violated it may
with propriety refer the natter to the
attorney general. If the at orney general
should request the c-'rnmlaeion to make an
Investigation the commlaaion will do all
In Its power to aid the Department of Jus
tice. This will not. however. Interfere with
the hearing with the complaints of the
Kasaleye Are Aremaed.
LOriSVILLE. Aug. 10. -Action looking to-
! w,r'1 lmmed!ete raising of freight ratos
! tJ1 rnAa- While shippers' organisations
ail over ma Ltuua states are righting the
railroads to prevent a further Increase ha
freight rates, the railroads have combated
j the move by appealing t- their employes.
! who number countless thuosanda through
out the United States
' One circular sent out by one of ths roads
is as follows:
1t Is earnestly haped that you will let
the public know thai you are a large por
tion of the public, and things affecting rail'
! roads largely affect yon aa an employe
Remember that you have your brains) and
muse la Invested in the railroad and that
i you go to -he pay oar each month and dra
out your dividends la proportion ta tha ea
I lent that tho company prospers.
St rm. T. L. Da v tea.
rnCA, Neb.. Au- la- (Special Tele
gram.) Mra. T. L. Daviaa. wife of a
lumber dealer of this city, died very sud
denly thia attontsoa ef neiy ilgla of tha
the million dollar sunlit bakery
the best that money and experience
could build baked in white tile, Top Floor ovens.
A crisp, dainty wafer, with a pleasant, gingery
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heart. She had "t"n sick only two weeks,
but had not been considered In a danger
ous condition until thla morning. She was
47 years of age and was a prominent lodge
and society woman, being a member of the
Degree of Honor and Eastern Star ledgee.
She was also a prominent church worker
In the Presbyterian church. She leaves a
husband and two' children. The funeral
will probably be held Tuesday afternoon.
GREAT FUNCTION IN VATICAN
FUtk AaalTeraary af Csnaarlea af
Pos Plas Celekratea at
ROM15. Aug. 10. The fifth anniversary of
the' coronation of Pore Plus was especially
celebrated at the Vatican yesterday.
The great function occurred "In the 31s
tlne chapel m the presence of the pontiff,
the sacred colK-ge. the" papal court, patri
arrhs. archbiahopa. biahope, gunermla of
religious orders and members of the diplo
matic corps, the Roman aristocracy and
the Knights of Malta.
Montlgiior Fernaly. archbishop of New
Tork. sst neit to the pope, acting as as
sistant to the papal throne. The mass waa
celebrated by Cardinal Merry Wei Val and
the responses were sung by the famous
Slstlne choir. Cardinal Gibbons, being the
oldest cardinal priest, assisted Cardinal
Merry del Val and offered the Incense to
Bishops Foley of Detroit. O'Onnell of
Washington and Fataer Doyle of Wash
ington were preaeni at the ceremony.
Cardinal Merry del Val leaves tomorrow
for Castel Gandolfo In a motor car.
Archbishop Farley expects to leave on
Thursday for Swltxerland. afterwarda going
to Vienna, and returning to Rome on Sep
tember 18. He will sail from Naples for
New Tork on September IS, having aban
doned the Idea of going to Londou for the
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CONSTANTINOPLE. Aug. 10. Discord
reigns among the former ministers and
palace officials detained at the Ministry
of War. Mondough Pasha, former minister
of the interior. Is at loggerheads with Tah
stn Pasha, the sultan's former secretary,
who reproached him with not having
adopted his advice three months ago to
solicit the sultan to grant amnesty to poli
tical prisoners. The secretary, who is suf
fering from melancholia, repliea that It
! were better to have died than U ailaeas
the present state of affairs.
Zekhl Pasha, who was recently dismissed
.i. V-rTTvy et..k
aa Inspector of military achools. Is also
reported to be a prisoner at the Ministry
of War, half demented and cortantly re
questing a revolver with which to end his
life. To this requrjit tha reply Is made that
hj must live and render the nation an ac
counting for his doings. He has contributed
SS.'XO toward a fund to purchase two cruis
ers to be named after the heroes of the
revolution. Considerable Importance at
taches to the presence at the diplomatic
reception of the sultan last Saturday, which
doubtless wu intended in Impress the Idea
that the sultan is now acting as a constitu
PROMISE AID FOR LIBERIA
Geraasy aad WaakfasTtaa Aheiwt te
Take Cp Matter ta Tkla
EERLIN, Aug. 10. Tha Foreign office has
exchanged, or la about to exchange, viewa
with the State depart nvnt at Washington
regarding Libera, based on the representa
tlona made to the German and American
governments by the speclsl delegation from
Liberia, consisting of Mesara. Glhson. Dor
sen and Dunbar, whlrh recently visited
Washington and Berlin. The envoya ap
pealed to the United States to guarantee
the Independence of Liberia against ag
gressions by other powers, to negotiate
for Liberia arbitration treaties with Great
Britain. France and Germany; to subsidise
a steamship line between the t'nlted Slates
and Liberia; to send a small number of
officials to the African republic to adviae
with and reorganise its administration.
Becretaryof State Root appears to hsve
rerjlied aymcathetiirally to the envoya, but
to have pointed out the difficulty. Indeed,
the Impossibility of the United Siat-s
tsking Liberia under Ha protection, nor
could any promise he made by the secre
tary concerning a steamship line to Liberia.
The secretary said, however, that the
t'nlted Statee was disposed to assist LI-
lion, a SUTiaoie way COUIU UB Urnm up lor
It to do so. The Liberian envoya then
cane her to conault with offlciala par
ticularly respecting an lnterratlonal agree
ment that might prevent the French Ivory
coast colonists from Infringing upon Ll
berisn territory, and Great Britain, which
ilao Is Liberia's neighbor In Sierra Leone,
from threstening the little republic.
The conduct of British agenta In ad
ministering the customs receipts In the
Interest of tae bondholders appears to have
caused much dissatisfaction and Libera
asked Germany for aid. Owing to there
being a considerable German trade with
IJberia, the Foreign office listened favor
ably to the representations of the envoys
snd haa formulated tentative proposals- for
communication to Washington.
BRITAIN AS AMERICA'S ALLY
.tew Zealaad Papera Leek I p Tkla
I Blast Astsrsl A salast
CHRiSTS CHURCH, N. Z.. Aug. 10.
The newspapers here cordially welcome tha
arrival In New Zealand waters of tha
American Atlantic i fleet. Tha Christ" a
Church Press, in an article on tfcs fleet's
visit, declared thst the conclusion of tha
Anglo-Jupanese alliance was "only a tem
poral y expedient" to secure peace, and pro
fesses to see In the future a struggle for
mastery In the Pacific, in which the United
aiaics and Great Britain will be natural
allies against the far eastern forces.
AUCKLAND N. Z-. Aug. ..-Cloudy
weather greeted the landing today of Ad
miral 8 perry, commander-in-chief of tha
United States fleet, and his officers to re
ceive official welcome In Australian waters
at the hands of Premier Sir George JosepU
Ward on behaif of the government. Tha
landing was made at the newly erected
quay at the foot of Queen street, tha city's
principal thoroughfare, at the shore end of
which an eiabocaleiy decorated stand had
been erected for the reception. Grouped
about the prime minister were tho members
uf the cabinet and representatives of tha
various town, borough aii town districts of
the dominion- Immense crowds thronged
the street and verandas and roofs of houses
adjoining were masses of humanity.
Unbounded enthusiasm prevailed. In hla
address sir Josoph eulogised President
Rooaevelt as representing the beat traditions
of the common civilisation. He then pre
sented to Admiral 8 perry for President
Roosevelt, a decorated gold and silver
album, suitably Inscribed, as a souvenir of
the vlsat of the Amorican fleet to New
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LONDON. Aug. la An officer of the Sal
vailon Army eonfirma the report that haa
been current for some time that General
William Booth is Buffering from cataracts
on both eyes.
"The general haa not taken to wearing
gl ns" aaid ha officer today, "and he ran
S' a better without them, but he cannot read
anything but large type aad he haa to
hold that close to hla eyaa.'
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