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U '" iVOIi. XXXIX NO. 278.
ES 011 NATIONS
UPON NEW HULER
toa.t& Of Xing Edward BaIici Quei
T tlon cl Continuing World"!
WW Peace, "i .
SXAI JOWXRS TAKES ( NOTICE
Hdi3.iJ,i Voice Alwayi Jtalsed In
1 1 Oppoiition to War.
piPLOMACY BETTER THAN STRIFE
ireat strength Lay In Cultivating
p friendship Between Conntriei.
00110 GEORGE DISLIKES GERMANY
&aietet ba w English nler
( Hmr yt Be Able o Carrr Oet
j , the rellrlee ef Hli
'iivnns. Mav . -(Special Cablfsrim.)-
V'hat n lll be the effect of the death of
Edward, tlie Peacemaker." on 'the rela
' linns between the great nations of the
; world? That question i being asked, not
,enly In London, but In every capital of the
uniy time can give the answer.
Tliat Kdward lias been one of the most
fotent factors in maintaining; the peace of
'the world during the lat ten year is not
questioned. That he ha by his fine tart
end 'splendid diplomacy, on more than one
occasion, relieved the tension between na
tion which had coma dangerously near the
point. The endit for the bringing of last
ing peace In South Africa after the Boer
war Is largely his. lie succeeded In placing
, the relations between F.ngland and Russia
en a more friendly basis than they had
been since those two powers came in con
tact In the caM.
In the dangerous crisis over Morocco,
when the contentions of Germany and
France over the ancient African kingdom
had brought Europe almost to the verge of
war, King Kdward played a most Im
portant part in bringing about a peaceful
When Kdward ascended the throne Great
HrllHin had for years been linked, prac
tlcallv. with the triple alliance of Germany,
Austria and Italy.' Germany through this
Alliance was fast becoming the dominant
power in Europe.
Ktiunl to th Tusk.
.King Edward, more farseelng than nis
people, who only thought of an increase in i
armaments to offset the gTowing menace, j
cast about for a means to prevent the pos-j
nihility of a conflict due from that cause.)
The lsk ixfovc him was the old task of '
British statesmanship, of Becking In the
balance of power a security against Invas
ion. The understanding with Russia and
France brought this about; the i alliance
wilu Japan. ari-uriitK England In the far
east, and the' friendship of tne United
Slates, cultivated, made the union still
In fuiiliciaiiec. of his peace campaign,
K.ng Edward visited and entertained prac
tically all heads of European states. These
interviews resulted in the almost universal
adoption of the prim Iple of arbitration.
Treaties pledging the powers to respect J
the status g.io and In some cases, to de-
fend It. writ) also concluded on an unpre
cedented lurge scale. In the main, they cov
ered almost all the- "danger spots" In Eu
rope. Asia And Africa. Thuugh Germany of
ficially uslsted t lie program of the cam
paign for the limitation of aimaments,
il Is tinel.i stood that during King Ed
ward's visit to the kaiser at t'runucrg in
lWS, the question was discussed by the two
monarchs In a friendly and hopeful spirit.
The growing change iu German public opin
ion on this vllal point is regarded as one
of the most significant surtcsses of King
Now that this able, practical advocate of
woild ptacc U gone the question natuially
arises. Will the great work he has quietly
u rf,ii he lust? J"
" - - -
Will Avtnll Hesu'ts.
That King Ucorne will wilfully do any
thing to Imperil the peace of Europe is not
believed, but he is an intense Englishman
tr- t does n u like uermany, particularly
li.-'t-ousln, the German emperor.
it may be that Ihe responsibility of peace
will develop qualities In the king of which
i does n n
lie is not suspected, and that if he does not
show the tail and ability of his father in
the ail of suio.itliiijg out difficulties, that
'will at least lnl do anything which will
turn thr tide towards peace and the limita
tion of armaments backward. But Euiope
Is anxious and douUful. Time will tell.
Ihe members of the ioal household tl.iS
afternoon visited the drain chamber and
looked upon th innains of the late king.
Th body lay In the bed upon which Ed
ward died. The l'ralincs were peaceful;
the dead monarch looked us though he were
Bath houses of I'ai lianient assembhd
duiing ihe afternoon, following the old
English custom. The session of the House
of Commons lasted only a few moments.
It was puicly formal. In the House of
Loids many of the pens wept openly.
AMlinil t I'KHK WOHKEIl TALKS
grrrelarj ' Amerieau Trace and
Arbitration l.enaee Ilea Kesri.
NEW YuTlK. May K. iSpvcial Tel. gram.)
Kltg Edward's paUrying Influence in
Euiopean politics makes his death a source
of d-ep u gu t to advocates of univeisal
J'eace. This appiais in a statement given
bv Andrew It. Humphrey, general secretary
of the American Peace "and Arblliatior
lesgut. of which former Senator James H.
McCrtary is pieshlnt. former President
llocsevclt. honorary pesident. nd which
numbers among its mi tube
liewey and many of the best known mrn
In the I'ouiiiiA .
Andev li. Humphrey, general sreiary.
. "that the death of King Edward should
tf the wot Id-wide smiiow tint is ap
parent cannot he suiprh-ing when it is
re tnembered how well he earned the title
of 'Edward the Pcacrtnakcr.' which has
been conferred uimiii him by universal
agreement. His death U a great loss to
the movement for universal peace. No
other luler in Europe bell. ved In it more
aliicerely. Hm lifelong training under Eng
land s gtcat gtieen Vicioiia especially
fitted him to be a peaeriiiAker. His Inier
est in the movement has been so manifest
and Ills sue ess and It. flu. me and the
amicable settlement of Incidents of a
threatening naltiie will taiise him to be
missed l'l 'I P'Ace councils of the near
Will Attend the
Monarchi of Many Nations to Pay
Tribute to Memory of Edward
Lives Carefully Guarded,
LONDON. Way S.-Practically all the
royalty of Europe will be gathered in Eng
land upon the day of King Edward's fun
eral. It will be one of the most impres
sive and Imposing spectacles of the cen
tury. It is believed that the ciar of Rus
sia will be present and King Haakon and
the queen of Norway have already left
Christian! for Iondon. Emperor William
of Germany, nephew of the late King Ed
ward. . r. King Victor Emmanuel
of Italy King Alfonso of Spain will
also be if ' President Fallieres of
Francs wi id. On account of the age
of Kmperoi . ns Josef of Austria-Hungary
doubt ' pressed whether he will
be present. . ; Albert of Belgium will
The nations r s rope have entered Into
International ni lions for the plans of
safeguarding ti.Vi ',lng monarchs. Secret
police from ev "Hlnental court will,
figuratively, JolivVi.,u's. The safeguarding
precautions taken upon the occasion of a
royal tour arc nothing compared to the ex
traordinary plans which are a'ready under
From Italy. Austria, Spain, Russia,
France and Belgium secret police will fore
gather in England. Rome of the mon
archs likely will come to England upon
warships and these will be guarded by
flotillas of uesti overs ami submarines from
the British, French and German navies.
The royal cortege will be carefully guarded.
An army of troops will patrol the route.
Batteries of cannon will add solemn mil
itary honors to thu march.
Pays Tribute to
Memory of King
Prince of Peace, Man of Diplomacy
and Possessed of Great Per
NEW YORK. May 8 tSpeclal Telegram.)
"King Edward was a, pr.nce of peace
and his reign has Influence in pre
serving the peace of Europe," said
Admiral George Dewey, when asked what
effect. In his opinion, the king's death
would have upon international politics,
Admiral Hewey is one of the honorary
presidents of the American Teace and Ar-
bit ration league
"That to me, the admiral continued, is
one of the chief reasons for regretting
King Edward's death at this time as a
cause for world-wide sorrow. He was a
man of Urge diplomacy and this was sup
plemented 'by a personal charm that en
abled him to carry his point when his aim
was to smooth out difficulties. He was
confronted with some very serloua prob
lems in his own kingdom in his last days,
and he had shown much wisdom in his at
titude concerning them. That they should
have remained unsolved when the end
came, adds to the sorrow of the event for
England. As to world problems it is prob-
able that the nef Icial acts , of what he
has done as oi.e of the workers for univer
sal peace will long survive him."
New Freight Rates
Tariffs Between Omaha and Chicago
on Various Articles Increased,
with One Cut Renorted.
Railroads running between Oinaha and
Chicago have received the new tariff rates
which are to go into effect June 1. The
new rates show a considerable increase in
the prices for commodities between the two
points, the heaviest being the raise on the
raiea tor nana agricultural implements,
' which is going to be 5 cents more than at
present and domestic wines, which will he
liaised 7 cents.
The tariff -on linoleum and oil cloth has
been reduced from 32 to 2S cents, while the
decrease from Mollne, the great linoleum
shipping point will be 5 c?nts. Other in
creases will be as follows:
Asphalt and asphaltum. 2 rents; bags and !
bagging. I cents; enameled brick. I'j cents:
paving and roofing cemnt, T cent?;
asphallic tar and plteh, Ti cents; ordinary
coal tar and pitch. 2- cents: roufinc tinner
and sttawboard. 24 cents; rough building i TECl'WsEII. Neb., May .-(.pecia! Trie
and paving stone, 2 cenls; roofing tile, ; ram. William H. Mathews, a day en
; ten's. glneer at the city water and light power
. house, was terribly scolded today. Methews
GOVERNOR WILLSON WARM
IN PRAISE OF PRESIDENT
SpraVs Before Kaaaaa Bar Associa
tion. Pajlaa Trlbate to Taft'a
KANSAS CITY. May . rraise for the
j executive and Judicial abilities of President
Tal't was the' feature of the address of
Governor Augustus E. Wlllson of Ken
tucky before the Kansas Bar association
"President Taft Is a "big" man;" said
Governor Wlllson, "a man whose wisdom.
Integrity and. sympathy are unquestioned.
Let us be for him while he Is president.
If we want to change afterwards, that is
, ENGLISH POLITICS GROW HOT
I oswrialhri te A re use Liberals of
Hrlna the Cause of ibe kins'!
LONlXlN. May There e signs al
ready that som of the conservatives will
practically accuse the liberals ef responsl-
blllty for the kings death by worry)
brought upon him tliiough ths threats of !
the party to call on him to swamp ths
lorda by the creation of a host of liberal
The question as to whether Premier As
quith should announce what advice he In-
tetiditl to give the king has been af bated j pi.it.ke delayed for houra the rescue woik.
bitterly for some tine. Only a few daysj Although only thirty-five builts have
ago L ird Knolly. secretary to the klng.lb. rn brought up, Ihe men are still working
took pains to publish a letter In w hich he i with vigor tonight. The Tied Cross relief
told a cxrrespondent: If. mil is till growing and tne iepone In
You are correet iu thinking that Die j 1 i ru'.ngham has been remarkably span
king deplores having his name brought Into ' tirroiia and substantial. Practically all the
political controversy." jdead miners leave famillca.
DEATH TUTS OFF
Demise of King Edward Postpones
Grapple Between Houses of
Lords and Commons.
BATTLE CERTAIN EVENTUALLY
Neither Side is Backing Down, but
Merely Awaiting Opportunity.
LIBERALS DOUBT THE NEW KING
Do Not Understand His Attitude So
Well as that of Father.
IRELAND SHARES IN SITUATION
Fight for Self-Government Will
Continued on Emerald Isle
Follttee There Remain
LONDON, May S. (Special Cablegrams
Whatever may be the ultimate effect on
the British constitutional crisis, it seems
to be the general evpiniot that the death of
King Edward and ths ascension of King
George V will postpone the grapple between
the House of Ijoids and the House of
Commons for some months at least.
British statesmen, particularly those who
Hre in office, are chary of talking for pub
lication through the newspapers at such
times as these, but it is understood from
high authority that the leaders of the
government and of the opposition have de
cided not to bring on the final test on the
veto question, until the new king has had'
reasonable time to become familiar with
the political situation.
This does not mean there will be any
backing down on the part of liberal coali
tion as to the question of limiting the veto
power of the Lords.
The government could not take the back
track on this proiosltlon if it would, but
the sentiment is that, instead of carrying
out the original program of damage ac
tion by the lords In June, and In the event
of their refusal to submit to the curtail
ment of their powers, ask a guarantee of
the king to enaole them to push the matter
through the House of Lords.
Liberal Leaders Doobtfal.
Anyway the present status will be main
tlned until fall or perhaps until the last
of the year. The liberal leaders are said
to be more doubtful of the altitude of King
George than they were of the late King
Edward. This may be due to the fact that
so little is known as to his majesty's feel
ings on this, or In fact any other of the
great public questions.
If the king were to be asked for guaran
tees in the near future and should refuse,
the state of public feeling following the
death of King Edward, would result in the
defeat of the liberal if they should pre
cipitate a eritls. In tne course of a few
months King George will stand before the
public on his merits.
Although neither the liberals or the un
ionist leaders will discuss the political situ
ation at this time, confining whatever they
have to say to eulogies of the late king,
the labor and Irish leaders say that the
change In monarchy will not materially af
fect the political program.
Ireland In Grief.
John Redmond, leader of the Irish na
tionalists said: "Ireland grieves with the
rest of the empire for the death of King
Edwtird. There has been a very kindly
feeling among Irishmen toward the king as
there was towards his mother, Queen Vic
toria. I cannot see that his death has
changed the political situation so far aa
Ireland Is concerned. We will continue the
fight for self government."
Kler Hardie. the labor leader, said:
"King Edward was an Ideal constitutional
king and England suffers a severe loss In
his death. He was extremely careful not
to transcend constitutional limits. I do
not think labor has anything to dread in
tha vce'0" to ,ne throne of King George:
He has for years been a student of soci
ology and has done many things to amelio
rate conditions among the poor of London.
So far as any action of the king can af
fect the Interests of labor, I do not antici
pate they will suffer at the hand of George.
It is too early yet to predict the trend of
the battle in Parliament."
Other Irish ard labor leaders expressed
ENGINEER BADLY SCALDED
William II. Matthews, in (ha rare or
Ternruseh Power Hoosr, Sirrlonalr
Bnrnrd by steam.
iisa ciimoea to ine top 01 a oouer to repair
n leaking safety valve. In working the
valve he either broke it or released it and
it opened, allowing the steam to pour on
his body. In attempting to get down
Mathews was so badly burned ha fe'l
to the floor. He succeeded in removing
most of his clothing, ufter which he went
to the telephone and informed the super
intendent of the accident, for he was alone
at the time. He then telephoned persons
living near the plant, who arrived a few
momenta later to find him exhausted.
He was taken home and it was found
I that a large portion of his body had been
jlseiious!; scalded.. Theie was a slight
j scald on his scalp, one or two em his face,
jand fityn his chest down be was a Hst
I blister. The innst serious injury is to his
abdomen and right thigh and leg to his
knee. The attending surgeon thinks he
IFIRE HALTS MINE RESCUE
Blase II r-ak.a Oat at Paloa IHaalnga,
Kerne of Thursday's Uisaslraaa
TALUS. Ala.. May The discovery of a
small fire in No. 4 right entry at the Pales
miiu s. w here Thursday disastrous ex
plosion occurred, seriously hampered the
rescue work today. When the fire was
dlocovered all miners were ordered out of
the mine. The blaze was small, but much
Prom the PHIadelphia Inquirer.
FICHTTO SEAL BRYAN'S FATE
Factional Trouble Among- Democrats
May End Leaders' Reign.
EXTRA SESSION IS IMPORTANT
If railed by Governor and Initiative
and Referendum la Submitted
Partr May Jierer Dare
(From a Staff Correspondent.
LINCOLN, May S. (Special ' Telegrams
Bryan Is losing faith in his plan to pat
through a special session of the legislature
for the consideration and passage of a bill
for the Initative and referendum by dem
ocratic support.' and ia now to extend his
efforts Into the republican field.
it is understood thatf his plans include
the circulation "of queries and petitions
among the republican members of the leg
islature, as he baa arnirur the democratic
legislators. - .
Upon thsr outeeoss pX the factional fight
in the' ranks of trie democratic party In
Nebraska depends a continuance of the
reign vf the house of Bryan.
Such is the belief of practically every
democrat who has visited the "former"
idol ot democracy during the last week, and
suj'i :r the belief of those who are here on
Should Mr. Bryan, for the first time, fall J
down In his efforts to lead Nebraska de
mocracy, there are those who believe the
party will cast him out. or, figuratively
speaking, jump on him like a pack of
hungry wolves upon a wounded brother,
and eat him tip.
On the other hand, should he be success
ful in forcing the governor to call an extra
session of the state legislature, and then
the submission of the initiative and refer
endum, there are those who helleve Ne
braska democracy will never dare again to
attempt to assert itself.
So the struggle promises to be the mot
intense ever waged by Mr. Bryan and those
who oppose hi min the ranks of his party.
Everyone who has visited the state house
believes the fight will produce more "mud
throwing" than ever Indulged in by the
Mr. Bryan Insists that the legislators
should vote for the submission of the ini
tiative and referendum whether they per
sonally favor the proposition, ao the peo
ple may have an opportunity to vote on
It. It is along those lines that he will make
his fight and he will have every prominent
democrat In the state who stands with
him. to give out Interviews and assist lrr
making a publicity campaign. ,
l.raaae Behind Him.
In addition he has the Direct Legislation
league which is polling the newspapers of
the state. To those friendly there will he
sent matter for publication to stir up the
constituents of those senators who have,
balked. Then petitions are being circulated
In the districts of the balky senators de
manding or requesting that the senator
vote to submit the question.
So It la evident that this fight is to be
no child' play on the part of Mr. Bryan.
Those who are opposing Mr. Bryan are
bitter in their opposition. They put the
question in this shape:
"The democratic party had its first demo
cratic legislature last year: It has Its first
governor In many years; It has a railway
commission and It has three congressmen.
Each and every' one of these is opposed to
county option which Mr. Bryan first ad
vocated and so far as heard from each of
them is opposed to the extra session of
These officers were elected on a platform
which did not advocate the things Mr.
Bryan is now advocating and in fact, when
(Continued on Second Page.)
Many people have
many things to say
today in the want
Turn to them and rou will !
every word of them.
It Is a great bargain counter
th place where everybody meeU.
An Interegtlng place where you
ran find what you are wishing for,
nine times out of ten.
Become familiar with it.
You are sure to patronize it
one of these Java.
But Feels Great
Chicagoan Lives on Water and Air
and Says Eating Habit is Bad
One Weighs 200 Pounds.
CHICAGO, May . If you are gloomy or
distressingly inclined to embonpoint. Just
stop eating. If you feel light enough to
flcat away at the end of the first day,
don't be alarmed. If you have a premoni
tion on the thlre day tthat you are going
to die very eoon. remember that people do
not starve to death In three days. And
then - you will feel fitter and better and
happier than you ever felt In your life
before. At least Richard Flause!, who ate
his last meal In March, forty-nine days
ago, and is after the long-distance record
and a reduction of his weight to ano
pounds, vouched for alt this today.
.Hale and hearty and apparently ' irt ex
cellent epliits, Mr. Kausel "described " hie
experiences during the forty-nine days in
which he has allowed nothing but water
to .pass his lips.
"People don't know what wonders fast
ing will do, because they are afraid of
themselves," he said. "They get scared
out during the first week. They feel as
though they were going; to give up the
ghost about the second day, and they are
afraid they are going to starve to death.
I felt that way at first, but then I remem
bered that a man weighing 296 pounds has
too much to him to fade away like that
In Just a few days, and so I stuck to it.
"That was what I weighed. 2t6 pounds,
and I'll leave it to you If that Isn't too
much for comfort. I'm down to 213 now
and I never felt better. I feel more ener
getic than I ever did before. That Idea
that you feel weak when you don't eat
Isn't correct. All those unpleasant sensa
tions leave you after the third or fourth
day. They are Just due to habit and not
because you really need the food.
"Of course. If I should see it was hav
ing a bad effect on me would stop, but
I never felt better than I do at this minute
an.f I have had nothing but water and air
for forty-nine days."
VETERANS GET BIG SENDOFF
Fire Veteran Gotnar to the Father
land Escorted to the Depot
Five members of the Landnehr Vere'n
of Omaha, who are about to make a trip
te. Europe, were escorted to th 1'rlon
station Saturday afternoon from Washing-
Ion hall by a body guard of armed mem
bers of the society, a drum corps and
Charles Epplen, president of Ihe organi
zation, with about fifty members.
Max Geyer. Frits Siacker. Jacob
Neumeyer. Fritx Zutzmann and A. Li.ine
mann were the members of the verein who
are to tour Europe and thev will parti
cipate in the tempelhofer, or great sprlns
paiade, which is to be reviewed by the
emperor. Before the-y return to America
they expect to have audiences with Em
peror William, the king of Saxonla. the
grand duke of Badenla, the prince regent
of Bavaria and the king of Wurtenburg.
The men who are to leave Omaha for
the European trip were escorted to the
station and bidden Codspecd by their
brothers of the Omaha verein. The party
left on Die Milwaukee at 6 o'clock.
Rich American Girls Are to
Freeze the Fortune Hunters
NEW YORK. May S tSpecial Telegram t
Prince Francesco Del Drago. son of
Queen Maria Christina of Spain, self-confessed
fortune hunter, who has come to
i America in search of a rich wife, will be
met with a frosty reception, as has been
made evident by the action of three of
America's richest heiresses in choosing
Tiusbands on thla side of the water.
And that Is not all. The mothers of a
number of well-known American heiresses
and some of the heiresses themselves have
formed a compact, the object of which la
to give the cold shoulder to penniless for
The Colonial club, the most exclusive
women's club In Amer'ca, has been the
seat of much gossip In the last few weeks
over the understanding effected by which
rich American girls will be persuaded to
take American husbands, inatead of titles.
The marriage uf Mia Marjorle. Could to
Anthony Drexei, Jr., caused a lifting of
ROOSEVELT'S TOUR ALTERED
Visit to London Will Be Formal and
Lacking in Display.
MAY ACCOMPANY THE KAISER
Kormer President Keels Irath of
Klsg Edward Keenlr Prlsea
Gift from lb Late
LONDON. May 8. (Special Cablegram.)
One of the results of Ihe death of King
Edward Is an entire change In the pro
gram for the reception to former Presi
dent Roosevelt when he comes to London
later In this month. Mr. Roosevelt will
be received most coridally, but the specta
cular features whicli had been planned,
will, of course, be eliminated.
It Is understood Mr. Roosevelt feels the
death of King Edward keenly, not only be
cause of his high admlratlcn for Ihe dead
mot arch, but, alto because of Jis possible
effect 'on hl plans to advocate the cause
of peace. Friends here or the former
president understood that one of the prin
cipal objects of his visit to the various
European capltols was to use his Influ
ence to make sure that the next Hairue
tribunal should rot bo barren of results,
but that action should bo taken which
would make a long step In the direction of
Mr. Roosevelt had, it is understood,
spoken effectively along this line to Presi
dent Fallieres, King Victor of Italy, Em
peror Francis Joseph and either monarchs
whom he has visited. He had the hearty
sympathy and support of the late King in
this mission and anticipated when he met
King Edward to talk over plans to put
his Ideas Into effect. It is understood lice
that Mr. Roosevelt's stay In Ocrmany mav
be curtailed and It is not Impossible that
he and the kaiser may Journey to London
Odd Fellows' Home
in South Dakota
Contract for Building at Dell Rapids
is Let, Subject to Approval of.
MOL'X FALLS. S. D.. May 8 -( Special. )
The home board of the Odd Fellows of
South Dakota, at a meeting Just held in
Sioux Falls, awarded the contract for the
hom4 which th Odd Fellows of the state
will erect at Dell Rapids. The contract was
awarded to a construction company at Mad
ison. S. 1)., and before the work of con
struction is oommencel the contract must
be approved by tha grand lodge of Odd Fel
lows, which will bold Its annual meeting
this spring. For several years the Odd Fel
lows have been raising the fund for the
construction of the home. The building w ill
be 41x120 fret and will be two stories and
a full basement, making practically three
ttoiies. Del) Rapids granite will be used
In the construction and the roof will be of
asbestos fireproof shingles. The entire
structure will be fireproof and will contain
a laigp amount of reinforced concrete. The
members cf the home board who examined
Ihe bids and awarded the contract were;
A. E. (iougli, chairman. Madison; C. J.
Bach. Hurley; tleorge V. fnow, Spring
Bmerson. Floux Falls.
aristocratic eyebrows, hut at that time the
"club'' advancement i.f American men had
not been perfected. The Gould-I hexel mar
riage waa really responsible for it. Next
tame the announcement of the engagement
of Miss Hazel Tow nsend to I'eter t'lerry.
and in view of the fact that Min Town
send had been courted by a score of titled
foreigners. It began to be believed that
tltlea were below par. It came In the first
step In the formation of this society and
now comes the engagement of Miss Mary
Uarrlman to C. C. Humsay of Btifalo. Miss
llarrlman, Miss Townsend and Miss Gould
! constituted a trio of Ihe richest and nnmt
lautlful girls in American aristocratic
I -"iicli women as Mrs. E. II. Ilarrmian
Miss Helen (luuld and Miss Anne Mo, gun
aie the prime inoNei in the Colonial club
organisation, which has for its primal ob
ject the urging of Anienrarr husbands for
SAVING WORK FOK
mi f l.i iniTiimTnittm
Exhibition of Mechanical Contri
vances for Curtailing Labor '
OMAHA GIRL IN THE LIMELIGHT
Alice M. Owen Center of Attraction
Because of Typewriter Skill.
SEEK STANDABD APPLIANCES
Uncle Sara After Schemes to Cut Down
Expenses of Operation.
UNIQUE MONUMENT IS PLANNED
Memorial to the Quaint. Old Southern
".Mammy" onta hr Southerners
Who Hue Recollections
of C reole lliin,
(From a Staff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON. May S. tSpecial. -l Hir
ing the last week there has been an exhi
bition in the Tieasury department of labor
saving devices for office use, which is at
tracting the attention of practically all
bureau chiefs, chiefs of divisions and
brails of de-ttrtineut in the capital. This
exhibition will undoubtedly result In the
Mamlnrrtlxaliiui of appliances used for re
ducing the labor cost of government work.
It is remarkable t' see as to what extent
Interest was developed, not only by the
officials, but by all the clerks of the
Treasury department. Tho exhibit was
miller the direct supervision of V. M.
Geddes. who lias been in eliarge of the
government booths In the exhibitions in
Philadelphia. Omaha. Buffalo, St. luis
and otlwr cities during the last decade.
The exhibit Included desks, tables and
filing devices in steel which, by the wa,
is being substituted for wood at the rate
of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth
a year in all the government departmental,
adding machines, addressing machines,
duplicating devices, various and wonder
fully constructed typewriters and In fart
everything that goes to reduce the cost of
office expenses in governmental as well
as commercial business.
One of the most attractive features of
the exhibit was the wonderful work of a
young woman from Ch.iaha, who operated
a typewriter without letters on the keys
and without glancing at the machine it
self. This young woman. Miss Alice M.
Owen, was graduated from a business col
lege In Omaha two or three years kg ami
for five hours every day operated thla
nonmarked typewriter and produced copy
at the rate of lit) to 12" words a minute
without a single error. This western girl
opened the eyes of the eastern typewriters
and during the hours whan the operators
from, the departments avers permitted t.
visit the exhIWt the. rotltn-premler which
she operated was watched by ' himefreda
eager to see this most wonderful perform
ance. The office appliances exhibit promises to
become an annual feature and Is a natural
outcome of the purpose of the government
to standardize appliances used as well as
the method of purchasing them.
Tribute to Mutbrrn "Mannn."
There is a movement on fjot among tho
people e.f the fouth to erect a memorial
to the soul hern "Mammy." Few people
north of the Mason and IMxon line know
anything about thlR rapidly denartlnc
species of the American negro. But ther
Is scarcely a southern mart or woman
who has passed the half century mark,
who has not, a way down In his or h. r
heart a feeling of love and veneration for
the old time mammy who nursed them
through their childhood and who was to
them an affectionate loving mother.
The; abolition of slavery scattered the
negroes from the plantations of the south
and the relationship wnlch existed between
master and slave exists no longer be
tween master and servant. The colored
servant of today seldom stays in ono place
long and while there are exceptional cases
wherein Aunt doe has Served as nurse
down to the youngest of the last gen
eration, It is more often that one finds a
new one installed at the cradle with ths
appearance of each addition to the family.
There was no mor affection ever ex-hlhlte-d
by one human towards another
than was displayed by old mammy towards
the babies whom she nursed, coddled and
fussed over and as they grew up she pun
ished them for their faults with Just as
much vigor ns she spanked her own
It is because of this feeling of veneration
towards this type that Is so nearly extinct
that it Is proposed by Ihe a.iuthern women,
backed by the sou'hern men. to testify
to the affection which existed, by the
erection of some great memorial, which
will probably take the form of a monu
ment that will not have to be explained,
but will be a patent and forceful Indication
of the repeated truth that In th south
the houcehold negro and especially old
Mammy was venerated and esteemed bv
Make I'lra for A I: '..
Every fall there comes fion AU-ka I
party e f riiKged men w hoe bunnies in
terest lle-s in that farawa t nltorv, arif
All winter they are eng.ii .1 in w hxl ha'
been. up to date, a vain iiltin.ot ! secure
legislation looking to the iln eloi ni. nt of
the liitereM of AluKka. Many of thes
in"n have schemes fur milling th"mselve
and their associates rich, others simple
want ceinpress to create some.1 form of
government for the territory which will
Insure stability; extend to the citlz. n
measure, at least, of homo rule., oihei
beg for changes In the mining !vs, which
w ill enable them to ele.vi lop their holding-"
to better advantage iban Ih'y can under
Hut there Is one man who makes u ap
peatuiice hi Washington every winter ho
has no personal sxca to grind. He In Mi
Jor VY. I', fiii hardxem, wl.u lias the phy.i.ju
of a tainpFon, the fighting fiualities of An
drew JackiKm, the brain of a rnlon ami
the goo.J nature of St. Nicholas. Richard
son for years has been stationed in the fat
north building trails and highways under
the authority of thu War department, lie
has accomplished more In the matter ol
making travel peslble In Alaska in .'r
last five years than some highway cuiii
mlssieriei n have succeeded In doing In Iih I!
The highMuv of Aiaskii aie n .i,
course, up to the standard i by Franc
and lielgiiim. The trails are what Ihe
(Imiiii to be. simply patlivvavs which ca'i
be iraveled by Iiors. . mulct or mri. Itin
if one could Imagine the vaotiieti of lua
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