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618fifllSummer Comforters. The filling of theao Comforters is made from pure white new cotton , and is absolutely free from shoddy or waste. The cotton is made in one sheet by a special process or card ing , making it light and fluffy. Take notice of the low prices. Plnln Whlt.o Cheese Cloth Covered Sllkollne Covered Comforts , figured top , Mattress Covers. plain lining , ruffled edge * , 72x78 , nt 60x72 In at 80 < il 75 each 72x78 In at fl 00 each The work and finish on these Comforters Sllkollne Covered Oomforln , figured top , In uniurpassed. Better , c\en , than plain lining 72x78 In , at $100 , $1 J3 homc-madd ones Sec you yourself , and M 35 each Gray Cotton Blankets at 50e per pair. POn FOSTER KID OI/OVEO AND MeCAM/S THOMPSON , BELDEN & Co. THE ONLY EXCLUSIVE DRY GOODS HOUSE IN OMAHA. Y. JI. O. A. BUILDING , COR. 10TH AND DOUGLAS ST8. wn wii.i , ci.osi : AT o O'CLOCK SATI'IIUAYS. bnllots x\cro all counted for the amend ment by tlio Edmlstc'n commission A B Christian of York wn cnllcd and tefitlfled that during the year 1S06 ho waa a resident of McFadden township , where ho had been engaged In the banking business. Ilq wai present when the ballots were counted , and VHI nlao well acquainted with the signatures of James' Orlcr and L C. NOlan , the two judges of election whose names wore on the backs of the ballots. After an examination of the bnllots Mr. Christian found nineteen upon which the judges' names were forged , while , there wcro others about which ho had some doubt , George II. need of York was called and tea tilled that ho was a clerk of election In the Second ward of York In 1896. Ho Iden tified the poll book of the ward made out by himself , which showed 124 voles for the amendment , thirty against and thirty-four blanks. An examination of the ballots showed n big change The unsigned ballots , fort- thrco In number , were all marked up for the amendment. The bnlloU as fixed up gave 150 votes for the amendment , twenty- eight marked double and no purely nega tive votes were found. The bnllots of the Third ward of York were Inspected , nnd Simons testified that they weie changed In the same manner , so that under the peculiar ruling of the re count commission they would all be counted for the amendment. P. O Hedlund was called nnd testified ttyu hn was a membci of the recount com mission appointed by the governor , and said that the tally sheets of this commis sion were turned over to the secretary of PtStP. At this point the committee toook an ad journment to fl o'clock tomorrow. I/etter from Ilulcoml ) . Ex-Governor Holcomb this evening addressed - dressed the following communication to the Investigating committee : LINCOLN , Neb . July 10 , 1899 Hon. F N. Prout , Hon. James II. Van Dusen , Hon. Jacob Uocke. Lincoln Hotel , City Gentle men : I am just In receipt this p. in. , uftel 3 o'clock , of your communication of Mils date containing the Information that you wlir hqlc1 a session nt 3 p. m. Ibis nfteinoon nt the Lincoln hotpl , "nt which time evl.t d nce'v\lllbe ' Introduced rolatlve ta the re count of the ballots cast upon the constitu tional amendments. nt 'the general election of 1897 , " nnd that "testimony touching the conduct of the executive office then held by .vourself may bo olfared. " Permit me to say In reply that my connuc. lion with the sublect ref3rrod to waa purely and only of an omcl.il chaiactnr end that my actions with rsfntlon thereto wue ull of n public nature nnd aie known to the public generally. There Is nothing mvv nor dlffeient from what the public is now coRiil/int of that can be ti\ithfully \ said rpR.udlng the conduct of the executive or the cxecutlv > office at that tlmo. 1 will not nr'Miimo that testi mony of any other chiuactei will be of fered , or that jouA 111 tlnd such testlmou' worthy of consideration PVOII If perchance the same might be offered. Very respect fully , jour obedient servan * . SILAS A HOLCOMB. NO NEED JO WORRY ( Continued from First Page , ) Cuba , Genejiir Otis In the Philippines and General Davis In Porto Rico , to give provisional recognition to the Spanish consular officials In those Islands. This action refutes entirely the report that the United States government had decided to Issue exequaturs to Jose rillppo Scgrntlo as Spanish consul general nt Havana -A1MH COMMlhMOV > DUAI.T OUT. Aliiioiine.PH Mlil'e MKMitH for Volunteer I ' WASHINGTON , July 11. This afternoon ( ho president announced those additional ap pointments to the volunteer nrmyt To bo majors Hunter Liggett , formerly captain Plfth United States Infantrj , Wll- Ham A. Shunk , formerly captain nighth cnvafiy. To be captains Alfred Q , Kenneth , for- ineily Missouri volunteers ; Hnny T , Mat thews , formerly captain Company I ) , Sev enth California ; George n. Lovell , foimerly captain Company n , Tlrst Tlorlda ; Milton J , Foreman , foiracrly qunitcrmastcr I'll at Illinois-cavalry ; Frank H. Burton , formerly Thlrty-thlrd Michigan volunteer Infantry , Cornelius M , Brownoll , fnimcrly rirst Vei- moiit volunteer Infantry ; Cleveland Wllcox- een , foimerly Sorond GcoigU voluntieis , Owen T. Kenan , formcily Tlrst Gcoigla \olunteers ; Howard Atkinson , formotly Second end West Virginia volunteer Infantry ; 'Ihoraus n. Hnyaon , foimerly Twenty-flist Kansas ; William F. Cabell , formerly Second Kentucky ; William E. Dame , formerly First United States volunteer cavalry. To be first lieutenants Walter K. Wheat- ley , formerly Thlid United States volunteer Infantry ; John L. Hughes , formerly Third Illinois volunteer Infantrj : Frnnk D , Buck ingham , formerly Thlrty-llfth Michigan vol unteer Infantry ; A , M. Mason , formerly J'hdt Vermont volunteers ; Blanton Wlnshlp , former ! ) Second Georgia \otunteeis ; 7an F , Collom , formeily First West Vliglnla vol unteer Infnntiy ; Charles A , Phlllpps , for merly Twenty-tecond Kansas ; Logan re- land , formerly Third Kentuckj ; Shorrard Colemari. formerly Flint United States cav alry ; .Mnxninlllan Luna , formerly First United Spates cavalry : Greenvirio Montgom ery , formerly Penna > lvanlH artillery ; Hoi- nd Fortescufl , formerly First'United States volunteer cavalry ; Ulchairt Day. formerly United States rnvulry ; Edward H. Almand , formerly Second Georgia volunteers ; Frank M. Chapln. foimerly Sixty-fifth New York volunteers ; James It. Goodnlo , formerly First New York volunteers ; Charles Grant Mc Donald , ; Matthew Leepere , volunteer irmy assistant surgeon ; Madison M , Wilson , formerly Flist Florida volunteers. To bo second lieutenants Ljlo H. red- Ur , ; William I" , Pack , forraeily Thirty-fourth Michigan volunteer Infantry ; Banford K. Worthlugton , formerly First Ver. mont volunteers ; William H , Monroe , for merly United States volunteer Infantry ; Constipation Headache , biliousness , heartburn , Indl- gestlon.and all liver Ills are cured by Jfooif's Pills Sold by nil druggists. U cents. George R. Crawford , formerly T\vonly-sec \ end Kansas , Watson Plndloy. formerly rirst Kentucky Rolan S Pike , formetly Sixth cavalrj. The president today confirmed and com missioned the officers raised by General Otla for the Thlrty-elxth and Thirty-seventh regiments now belnp organized In the Philippines. They are as follows : Thirty-sixth icglment : Colonel J. Prank- rih Bell , captain Seventh cavalry and major A A. G. volunteers. Lieutenant rolonel William R. Orovp , major First Colorado. Majors William H. Bishop , Twentieth Kan. BBS ; John Q. Braden , first lieutenant First South Dakota ; William L. LUhn , first lieu tenant nnd adjutant First Washington. Major and surgeon II. F. Titus , acting as sistant surgeon. Captain and assistant sur geon George W. Matthews , acting assistant surgeon. Assistant surgeon Isaac H. Brow- ' cr. Captains Robert S. Abernathv , first lieutenant SKth United States nrtillerj ; Ervlng E. Booth , captain First Colorado : W. S. Lampson , second lieutenant First Wash ington ; Charres W. Mendc , first lieutenant First Montana ; Charles S French , first lieu , tenant First Montana : Henry Stccre , captain First California artillery , Edward L. Glas gow , captain Twentieth Kansas ; Daniel r. Craig , captain Twentieth Kansas ; Harry A. liegeman , captain First South Dakota ; Warren - ren H. Ickes , captain Fifty-first Iowa ; Carl L. Stone , second lieutenant Thirteenth Mln- I ncsota ; Frederick R. Dodge , second lieuten ant Twentieth Kansas ; Harry B. Smith , ) : K. ritzhugh , . First llouten- i ants Will H. Point , first lieutenant Tifty- I first Iowa ; Cornelius r. O'Kecfc , first lieu tenant rirst Colorado ; Loran Cheever , second end lieutenant Wyoming battalion ; Trcd E. Smith , second lieutenant First North Da kota ; Benjamin Lear , Jr. , second lieutenant First Colorado : Walter V. Calchett. Mlle C. Carey , Alexander H. Davidson. A. J. Erik- son , A. F. Jolhre , Wlnfield Harper. C. A. Bach , Roscoe Treadwell. Arthur M. Fer guson , Thomas B. Crockett , S. W. WldJle- Held. Second lieutenant Edwin T. Mnnn. Thirty-seventh regiment- Colonel Robert B. WaUace , lieutenant colonel First Mon tana. Lieutenant colonel Thomas R , Hamer , lieutenant colonel First Idaho. Majors B. Frank Cheatham , major First Tennessee ; Charles T. Boyd , second lieuten ant Fourth cavolry ; Henry B. Orvvlg , captain Twentieth Kansas. Surgeon F. A. Winter. Assistant surgeon , T. B Anderson. Captain Nick K. Glvens , captain First Tennessee ; Sam Van Leer , captain First Tennessee ; David E. Lyle , first lieutenant Eighteenth United States Infantry ; Henry R. Richmond , captain First Tennesse.8 ; H. B. Myers , captain First Tennessee James M. Croft , second lieutenant FJrst Montana ; Michael Flaherty , : ; * iVllllam B. Hanno , first lieutenant rirst Slonlana ; Benjamin M. Koehlei , second lieutenant Sixth United States artillery. First lieutenants John Patton , first lieutenant First Tennessee ; Ernst Van D , Murphy , second lieutenant First Montana ; Robert C. Ragsdafe , first lieutenant First Tennessee ! R. B Clark , ; Albert J. Bright , first lieutenant , First Tennessee ; Grdnvllle L. CJiapman , first lieutenant First Tennessee ; C. M. Lesterd , Charles II. Sleeper , first lieutenant First Colorado ; W. T. Vaughn , second lieu tenant First Tennessee. Second lleutemnts Joe B. Cooke , second lieutenant First Tennessee ; Alvln K > Baskettc , second lieu tenant First Tennessee ; Winston Pitcher , first lieutenant First Tennessee. MeKliiloy Condole * Tilth Cznr. WASHINGTON , July 11. The president has sent the following message of condo lence on the occasion of the death of Prince George of RUBS In : "To His Imperial Majesty , Nicholas II , Czar of Russia , St. Petersburg : I tender to jour majesty In my own name and in behalf of the American people , sincere con dolences by reason of the affliction that has befallen your majesty and the Russian na tion In the death of your brother , his Im perial hlghenss , the Grand Duke George. "WILLIAM M'KINLEY. " : \ < MV I'ont Nu in oil Port WrlKht. WASHINGTON , July 11. By direction of tbo president the new military pest near Spokane , Wash. , has been named Fort Wright , in honor of General George Wright , who was colonel of the Ninth Infantry and a brigadier general of volunteers. Qolohel Wright defeated the allied hands of Indians near Spokane plains on the Bth of Septem ber , 1858. Ho was drowned July 30 , 1865 , In the wieck of the steamer Brother Jona than while on his way to assume command of the Department of the Columbia. tJenernl Cure ) In Ilctlreil. WASHINGTON. July 11. Brigadier Gen eral Asa B. Carey , pa > master general of the army , will bo ictlred tomorrow , having leached the age of Cl jears. He will be succeeded as paymaster general by General Alfred E. Bates , recently military attache of tha United States embassy at London , nl Ship Wan lletnliteil. WASHINGTON , July 11 , A dispatch from Major Bradley , commanding the hospital ship Relief , on Its way from Manila to San Francisco , with 250 sick , dated nt Yokohama , states that the ship has been unavoidably detained owing to heavy storms , but will sail today , OiiNtontH HecelpU nt HIM nun. WASHINGTON , July 11The War de- paitment announced today that the customs receipts at the port of Havana for June were $1.012,899. The total receipts for sU months of 1S99 arcto bo exact , $5,116,830. The monthly average for six months la IS57.S05. llonlniiiitloii Humor Uenieil. WASHINGTON , July 11. It may bo au thoritatively stated that reports that Secre tory Alger has tendered his resignation are without foundation , The secretary has , taken no such action , nor has his resignation been asked for. HelliM Out the Volunteer * , WASHINGTON , July 11 , An order of the War department permits the Immediate fam ily of a regular volunteer who is absent abroad to purchase at cost prices fuel and subsistence stores which are for the im mediate use of the family. Crulnpr ChlcnKo nt Capetown. WASHINGTON , July 11 , The cruiser Chicago - cage has arrived at Capetown , Admiral Howlson has remained on land and Is now at Johannesburg , whence bo will go to Capetown to join the cruiser , Condition of the Treimur ) , WASHINGTON , July 11. Todays state ment of the condition of the tieaiury shows : Available cash balance , } 27S,710i $ ; , gold rctervt , } 2 ,7IOU LOS ANGELES IN GAY ATTIRE Thousands of Teachers Arrive frorr East and Opening Session Begins. CORDIAL WELCOME EXTENDED EDUCATORS Tolnl Attctiilnnce li IXIninteil nl TVTC-IVC Thoimnnil anil Contention Hull I'rovoa Innilciiiintc Pence Arc liulorncil. LOS ANGELES , Cnl , July 11. The city Is en fete todny and the music of bands is heard on every hand , The New York delegation to the National Educational as sociation , In charge of I' . S. Downing , the Raymond nnd Whltcomb party from east ern points , the special with the Ohio dele- Ration , the Kejstono special bringing the Pennsylvania contingent , two Philadelphia epeclftls , one In charge of W W Ilocho and the other In charge of MKS ! M Wood , and a special from VIcksburg , In charge of 1'rof. Bass , bringing delegates from southern points , arrived today. The special that was In collision \vlth the freight train In the northern part of 'he state ilao arrived , bringing the Missouri nnd other delegates , save those who were Injured , who have stopped over at San Francisco. In all the delegates arriving todaj will number fully 3,000. Uhen the Inst special arrives from Chicago tomorrow It Is estimated that there will bo near 12,000 teachers In this city. The National Council of Educators held Us concluding session todny. The first busl- ne a taken up vvns the report of the com mittee on libraries and their rotations to public schools , presented by Chairman J. 6. Dana , librarian of the public library , Spring field , Mass. The report was very lengthy and In some sense an enthusiastic examina tion Into the subject. The Board of Directors of the National Education association at Its meeting today unanimously passed the resolution ottered by Dr Nicholas Murray Butler of New Yorki Resolved , That the president of the na tional association be requested to send the following telegram of congratulation on be half of the association to the American dele gates to the peace conference now In ses sion at The Hague : "Andrew D. White. Chairman of Ameri can Delegation to Peace Conference. The Hague , Holland : The Natlonar .Educational association , In convention assembled , ten ders to pence conference heartiest congratu lations on success which has attended their noble effort In behalf of tbo principle of arbitration. " At 3 o'clock this afternoon Hon. F. C. Storey , chairman of the local executive com mittee , called the opening session of the convention to order In the pavilion. The building seats 5,000 , but the nudlence num bered far In excess of Hint. Short addresses of welcome were made by Governor Henry T. Gage , State Superintendent of Public In struction T. J. Kirk , Mayor Eaton and Su perintendent of City Schools J , A. Fcshay , and responses were made by N. C. Dough erty , superintendent of schools , Peorla , 111. ; Dr. Emerson E. White , Columbus , O , and J. H. Phillips , superintendent of schools , Birmingham , Ala. Contention in Formally Opened. Picsldent Oran Ljle In opening the con vention referred to the first meeting of the association In Philadelphia , when thirty- eight members were enrolled , and compared It with the enrollment of more than 10,000 In Washington last year. Ho also spoke of the progress made In other respects. The National Educational association , he pointed out. Is an organization through which the educators of the country can reach Targe bodies of teachers. Referring to the late war , hcv said : Our history has demonstrated that \ve have no need of a great standing army. It lias demonstrated that In every state may be found an army ready at a moment's no tice to defend our flag against every foe. And this army Is not marshaled by military chieftains , but by educational chieftains. A strong nation Is made , not by barracks for troops , but by school houses for children ; not by recruiting officers , but by school masters ; not by rifled cannon and Mauser bullets and war vessels , but by books and newspapers nnd chinches. That nation is strong whose cltbons obey the Taw without seeing a standing army behind the law. That nation Is stiongest whose laws are based on civil law and whose citizens obey both divine and human laws because they are right. A child obeys his teacher , who. to him , Is the law. The child law must be concerted , as the abstract Is the result of a higher form of thought than the concrete , so a republic Is a higher type of government than a monarchy. We may need an army to subJugate - Jugate the Filipinos ; but the United States would be distinctly lowered In moral tone If It should ever become necessary to main. tain permanently within the United States a great standing army to secure to Its In habitants the blessings of peace. If this is true , how great Is the responsibility of the American school today. Patriotism Is In the air ; It is the normal condition of living under our flag. I recognize fully the right of others to disagree with mo , but I confess that I so thoroughly believe In the Institutions of our country , and In the dignifying Influences that follow our Hags , that I rejoice to watch the onward progress of our over-contiuer- Ing republic nnd the triumphant march of the Anglo-Saxon race. This evening's session was as largely at tended as had been the one In the after noon. In addition to the woman's orchestra the Aeolian club , under the direction of Mrs. G. B. Parsons , superintendent of mu sic In the public schools , ended the pro ceedings by rendering several selections. Dr , W. T. Harris , United States commis sioner of education , delivered a most ap propriate and decidedly Interesting address on the subject of "An Educational Policy Tor our New Possessions. " in Henry S , Townueud , Inspector general of schools of Hawaii , made a thoughtful ad dress upon the subject , "Tho Educational Problem In Hawaii. " "The environment and temper of the chil dren of Hawaii. " said Di. Townsend , "aio especially diversified. This is due largely to the diversity of races with all that It Im plies. The ends of the earth meet In Hawaii nd no one race Is predominant in numbers. Present Indications are that the generation next to bo born In Hawaii will consist of white persons and Hawallans In almost equal numbers and of a. largo number of Asiatics. These latter will not be assimi lated with the elements of our future popu lation and so form one people , though It Is possible that the whites and the Havvallans will thus unite In spite of radical racial dif ference. The problem Involves at least t o rates of men In nearly equal numbers , living side by sldo within our narrow boundaries , without uniting. Our Hawaiian civilization should bo based upon broad charity and uni versal good will. " At the closing session of the National Council of Education , held this morning. Prof , Louis Soldan of St. Louis was elected president for the following > ear and Prof , Glmer Brown of California vice president. Miss Belle A. Dutton of Cleveland. 0. , was re-elected secretary , The report on the relations of public libra. lies to public schools that had been prepared - pared by a committee composed of J , C , Dana , A. Hutchlns , C , A. McMurray , Sher man Williams and Miss M , Loulsd Jones was presented and read. Iloiiort oil the KluniiPfM. The annual meeting of the Board of Di rectors of the National Educational as ota- tlon was called to order by President Ljte at noon today , the following officers being present ; First Vice President J. G. Green wood , Kanea&Clty ; Treasurer I , O. McNeil ) , West Superior , WU. ; chairman rf the Board of Trustees , A , M. Lane , Chicago The treiwurer1 * report showed a total Amount during the year of (217,561 10 , Includ ing * cash balance of 12,201. The expendi tures amountfl to J26.010.12 , Including $10.- 000 transferred to the permanent fund. The available cmh on hand Is $ I,556.1t ) . Treas urer MoNeitl also reportoJ that between JS.OOO and J10.000 In addition was available this year for transfer to the permanent fund. The thirteenth annual report was pre sented and read 11 showed the assets to be $74,000. the total investments on July 1 , 1S09 , having been $67,000. By unanimous vote the directors passed a resolution directIng - Ing the president of the National Educational association to cable to the United States delegates to the peace confcrcoco at The Hague Congratulations of the members ol the organization. Another sharp discussion was brought about by the petition presented by Miss E&tello Tied , national superintendent of the Indian department , and who Is a member 'of the directorate , Asking that the Indian Institute bo made ft1 department of the Na tional Educational association , Prof. Sol- dan , President E. Taylor and others partici pated In the discussion , but no action was taken. ' BDLCHTOHS OP COI.OUUlOUTIt , O > cr One Hiinilrcil Hclenntm I'renpnt nt the Detroit Contention. DETROIT , Mich. , July 11. There were about 123 delegates present today In the convention of the American Association ol Educators of Colored Youth when Rev. W S. Bradden , requested that the committee on resolutions" take some action on the talk of W. W. Boyd of St. Louis before the Christian Endeavor convention. Mr. Boyd's words that Rev. Mr. Broaden objected to were : "II Christ were In the feouth and his mother or his wife or daughter were outiaged by a negro brute would ho resent It ? " They were spoken yesterday In Tent Wllllston. The .chairman said the committee would doubt less do Its work and the Incident was cfoscd , aside from the remarks of Bishop Alexander Walters of Jersey City , made later in the day. Bishop Walters said that because Of that remark It did not follow that the Chris tian Endeavorcrs were all of that opinion. Little business was done today by the con vention. The educators will remain In ses sion until Thursday night. EDUCATING THE NEGROES Aniinnl Meeting of the Methodist rrceilmnn'M Aid nml I'duontlonnl Society nt Cincinnati. CINCINNATI , July 11. The annual meetIng - Ing of the Board of Managers of the Freed- men's lAld and Southern educational so ciety of the Methodist Episcopal church was held at the iMethodlst Book Concern today. In the absence of the president. Bishop J. M. Waldcn , the venerable first vlco presi dent , Rev. Dr. R. S. Rust presided. Secretaries Rev. J. W. Hamilton and M C. B. Mason read very interesting reports , showing the receipts of the society to be much In e\ccsi of the previous year. The Increase in collections from annual con ferences was $3,000. The total receipts for special purposes in the form of annuities , bequests , etc. , amounted to $62,107.16. The treasurer reported having paid the note of the Western Methodist Book Concern , thus reducing the debt $25,000. The senior corresponding secretary , Rev. W. J. Hamilton , reported about $23,000 re ceived on the annuity plan , on account of Indebtedness and other amounts soon to be received aggregating nearly $20 000 more. An old floating Indebtedness of $5,000 has been paid. Several $1,000 subscriptions have been made toward liquidating the funded debt. j , < The secretary's .report stated that the schools have Justr closed the most success ful year In the h6trtfcboHhc | society. New buildings are biin , * Srected In conqectlon with the New QrJeans unlverslty and the iTrankltn university at Orangeburg , B. C. A general increase of interest In the work of the society was reported to prevail throughout the entire country. Lawless events In southern states Inspired the sev eral patronizing territories to Increase their interest in the school board and other mis sionary work of the. society. 'It Is said with pride that no one of the 200,000 students of the society's schools hns been lynched , or has committed n crime usually punished In that manner. The election of officers resulted as follows : President , S. T. Mitchell , Wllbcrforce , 0. ; first vice president , ref , James M. Gregory , Bordentown , N. J.'treasurer ; , R. C. Barnes , Michigan ; secretary , B. A. Johnson , North Carolina ; assistant secretary , Mrs. Susie I. Shorter , Ohio ; statistician , Miss A. B. Har per , Washington , D. C. A Board of Directors and seventeen ad ditional \leo presidents were also elected. CUBA TO CHOOSE ITS RULERS AdnilnlHtrntlon Snlil to Believe .the Ilcmilt Will Pni or An nexation. NB\V YORK , July 11. According to a correspondent of the World at Washington President McKinley is working energetically upon a plan to submit the question of Inde pendence or annexation to the people of Cuba. Ho believes that they would vote for annexation. Reports from Governor General Brooke Indicate a contrary -view , but the president has received confidential letters from Influential representative * of commercial Interests and from other sources In and nbout Havana which have convinced him that General Brooke Is mistaken and that the people In the western portion of the Island , as well as those In the eastern portion , would gladly vote for a territorial government under the greater republic. General AVood , It Is learned , made many suggestions , which will be published lor the-guidance of the commanders of olhpr Cuban provinces The president inquired particularly as to the extent of the senti ment ( or and against annexation. "I am firmly convinced , " Bald General Wood , "that annexation ivould be carried by four to one In Santiago. The people of that province , and I believe of tbo majority of tbo other provinces , do not want Independence , They lave realized many benefits from the tem porary government we have given them and are anxious to secure these benefits perma nently. " It Is stated upon very hign authority that ; he president desires General Brooke's at tendance In Washington In the capacity of confidential adviser and Is contemplating the substitution In his place of General Wood as governor general of Cuba. HE WAS "OX TUB HOO. " Anil HI * Father TcleHrraiiliecl Ilnck to Bat the Anlmiil. A wril known cont.'ac'or of Washington has a son , still under 20 , who has been doing the runnlns-away-from-home act ever since he attained bis twelfth jcai , relates "old man" has the Washington Pest. The always been called upon to fetch the joung chap back from remote points , None of the lard lu'k propositions up against which the boy has stacked white having fun with him self In this wa > has taugbt him a perma nent lesson , probably for the simple reason hat he has always found It too easy a matter ib get home by the simple process of writIng - Ing his father for the price of a ticket , lie went away a month figo and his father didn't hear from his until yesterday , Then he oU gantlsman got a dispatch dated Hastings , Neb. The message ran ; Am on the hog. Wire me $40 for ticket home. JOB. The old man went to the telegraph office , got a blank and wrote the following reply : Uat the hoc. CUBAN HANDS OUTSTRETCHED Bii Thousand Applicants for Gratuity in Damp at Bajamn , MERCHANTS SEEK FOR USURIOUS PROFIT .lln j or Iftanrft nil Order rixltiK tlcn- Nonnlilc I'rlcpx for I'ooil Nnilv c Troop * i\prcwH ( irnlltnilc to licncrnl llrooUc. HAVANA , July 11. The Influx of Cubans Into Bavamo , province of Santiago do Culn In anticipation of payment for the sur render of their arms , continues and the merchants of that place have attempted to profit beyond reason by this situation The > raised prices beyond reason , upon which point the major argued with them , pointing out the Injustice of their nttltude The merchants , however , refused to modify their prices and the mayor therefore Issued an order regulating prices and providing a heavy fine for violation of the ordinance Food Is now cheaper , but the price of liquors Is high. There are about 6,000 men In anc about the city , but there have been no dis turbances. All those who had arms In their possession have delivered them to the mayor and obtained receipts , so as to enable them to obtain payment when paying oft begins The newspapers hero have received dli- patches from Santiago de Cuba asking them to thank Governor General Brooke for his efforts In behalf of the Cubans and for his orders to pay them as promptly an possible which will prevent a great deal of suffering The Spanish consul at Clcnfuegos , Senor Alvarez Fernandez , has arrived there ami has created an excellent Impression , Ho has expressed the desire to assist In the progress of the country and to remove all bitterness of feeling which may exist In the minds of Spaniards there. The Chinese consul general has filed a strong objection to the decision of Governor General Brooke that commercial treaties be tween Spain and other countries do not apply to Cuba , as was formerly the case , that future treaty arrangements must bo made with the United Slates In the name of Cuba. The ground of his objection Is the fear of emigrant restrictions. Under the old rcglmo Chinamen wcro admitted , nd they are now to bo found In all parts of the Island , employed principally as house servants , though many work on the sugar plantations. HfnlMrj for SpnnlnrilH. At today's meeting of the members of the advisory cabinet Scnor Capote , secretary of the government , presented for General Brooke's approval his draft of the proposed decree for the creation of a registry to be used by Spaniards residing In the Island who wish to retain their nationality as provided In the treaty of Paris , which di rects that those who do not within a year file In a court of record a declaration of such Intention shall be considered to have accepted the statutes of the Cubans. Gen eral Wilson , military governor of the con solidated provinces of Matanzas and Santa Clara , has informed Senor Capote that he Is unable to ratify the concessions for public works In Matanzas , particularly the con cessions for telephone and railway lines , on the ground that to do so would be In violation of the Fornker resolution. Already two cases have arisen on the de cision of General Brooke on the question of return to the rightful owners of properties confiscated by the Spanish government. A house at Regla valued at $3,000 and an es tate In Havana valued at $6,000 have been restored to the original proprietors. Senor Pablo Deavernlne , secretary of finance , recently notified the mayors of Ma tanzas and Santa Clara of , the amounts specified as deficits by General Brooke In the Treasury department nnd th'e amount due from Matanzas , $26,429 , was paid yester day. . The Matanzas deputation provincial has put In an application for the payment of salary alleged to bo due from the Spanish government prior to January 1 , and from the United States government between that date and the tlmo when the department was suppressed. General Brooke has refused to act in the matter at present. All such claims -will be held In abeyance until they have been Investigated. According to a dispatch from Tunas , the United States troops there recently Wiled a Spanish bandit and an ex-guerrilla named Francisco Lope/ , who was attempting to escape - capo after resisting capture , Andrew Fuller , Julian Baker and Edwin Campbell , American civil clerks in the quar termaster's department at Clenfuegoswho wcro Implicated In the recolit affray there between the Americans and Cubans , have been ordered to return to thp United States by the first transport. SALE OF LIQUOR IN THE ARMY Well Knoviii Temperance WorUcra Cull on OIcKlnley to Protest Attorney Gcncral'w Declxlon. WASHINGTON , July 11. A delegation composed of Joshua L. Bayley of Philadel phia , president of the National Tempcraiico society ; Hiram Price , Washington ; Ilevs. L. II .Foote of Brooklyn , Dr. James B. Dunn and C. R. Blackall of Philadelphia , Joshua Levering of Baltimore , William W. Smith of Poughkeepsle , N. Y. , H. T. Ames of Wllllamsport , Pa , Colonel Ell I. Rlttcr , In dianapolis , representing the National Tem perance society and other kindled organ izations , called on the president this after noon to ask his consideration of some points It was desired to present In connection with the Interpretation given by the attorney general to the seventeenth section of the recent act of congress entitled "An act for the Increase of the efficiency of the army of the United States and for other pur poses. " The delegation wished to record its dis sent from the opinion of the attorney general - oral In Interpreting the act referred to and presented a legal opinion on the section , pre pared by Colonel Ell Rltter of Indianapolis. Mr. Bayley also read a paper signed by many well known representatives of the National Temperance eoslety , which embrtirM the points on which they dissented from the opinion given. It maintains that congress doslred totally to abolish the sale of liquor in the army. The Interpretation of the attorney general ( which was to the effect that the act wv s prohibitive only as to the tale of liquor in the canteens by officers and men ) , Iho paper declares , was a matter of amazement to the people of the whole country Interested In the subject , and no class of persons , It Is deserted , was more biirprlsed than the members of congress present during the enactment of the legis lation. The delegation represented that If the statute Is what Its author and the vast number Interested as well as opposed thought It was then the Interpretation given by the attorney general is a perversion of the law. The members of the delegation after their tall reported the president as saying the opinion of the attorney general was without any previous knowledge on his part , that he did not know an oplnlcn had been asked I for by the secretary of war , neither did he' ' know such an opinion had been given until , several days afterward and that he would , look Into the matter personally , and If the' opinion of the attorney general was found to be correct It would stand , but be added that all men -were fallible , and If the at torney general had made a mistake he bad no doubt he would correct It. Par of Mm in Ho i > ltnl. WASHINGTON , July 11. Order * Issued Jut tummer which allowed 60 cents a day QNJTHE MIDWAY The Cream of the Midway * w vw w- % --CYCLORAMA-- THE BATTLE OF MISSIONARY RIDGE , & LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN THE NEW DARKNESS AND DAWN ; OR , Heaven and Hell. THE OLD PLANTATION The Exposition Fun Factory. HOBSOfti Sinking the Mcrrlmuc. THE MOORISH PALACE -AND- CREAT PASSION PLAY. . f WARAGRAPH < l > Tlic Hnttlc of Manila. < J > World's JJongress of Beauty Forty Hoautltnl Women from all Parts of the World. The Feature of the Entire Midway | WEST MtmVAV . ' Lunette At the Cross , , . , , WEST MIDWAY Admission lOc , ROYAL ENGLISH West Midway. Admission ICc. MAS ADS IN THE FOUNTAIN -AND- CREEK MYSTERY. East Midway. Admission 10c. The CIAB T . .SEE. . SEE-SAW. 26c Finest Panoramic View oi to SAW the Entire Exposi tion Grounds. Question-Why is SCHL1TZ PAVILION - \ VILION crondcd all the time ? Answer Because iicinciwurst and potato aqlad fell few J5C. . .Schlitz Pavilion. . FRITZ MUEMEU , Prop. THE WORLD'S GREATEST PALMIST Dr , Carl Louis Perin 3own Town Hours from 9 to 12 a. m , only at the MURRAY HOTEL Parlor Tloor. In the afternoon and evening , At the Exposition Temple of Palmistry From 1 to 10 11 , m. Fcci for Reading $1 00 and up. per man undergoing hospital treatment have > een revoked and an order Issued allowing 0 cents per day per man from the appro priation for eubslstenco of the nimy. TlIK IIAOl n COM 'IJHI3Nt'l3 IlKI'OHT. I 'ull Ai'oount "f I'loureuM Mnil < > An- tlrlinte < 1 li > Stnto Ipmrlin | < nl. WASHINGTON , July 11. In the course of a week the State department expects to receive by mall the full icports of all that ias been accomplished ftt The Hague con- orence. This will Include the founnl draft of tbo treaties and protocols which the United Stated govinnment Is expected to accept Ambassador White lias cabled briefly the irogress made and hupplcmented UH these lave been b > copious and accurate nowspa- icr repoits of the proceedings the State department has satisfied llfielf that the con- ontlons and protocols are acceptable. Bo ng treaties In the full bensc of the term , he agreements must be submitted to the enate. Vrllllrr ) Orili-rt-d to Son IIIfrlrn. . LONDON , July 11 The Sovcnty-thltd hat er ) of artillery has been ordered to South Africa , making the fifth battery of field ar tillery now under orders for the Cape. All the gun carriages of theao batteries are being painted to match the loca.colon . , Thirty machine guns were shipped to the Transvaal today I'rrlulit JIIIIIIIH tlni Truck. A freight train on the Union I'aUflc rail road jumped the track near Gothenburg , Neb. Tuesday morning , causing a wreck that bloUced the track from 10 o'dock until 3 o'clock In the afternoon The wrecked train reached Omaha short ! ) after 0 o clock this morning , several hours late It was train No t > . Particulars of the accident could not be learned , THE. . . . ARTIST'S ' STUDIO The Art rcnture of the Exposition. . . . . West Midway. Don't At lllc Water Carnlval r3ll I The chninplon lilgh hflda * 1OM I IJutiippr will perform tbo thril- TO OCC 'IXC ' f ° "t or divine from lower IW fort high on the It ! We t Midway. < ? > - THE NEW. . . Only Oriental Show on STREETS Midway , Hide the Camel , . ' Dancing eo the Ki-vptliin Girls , OF CAIRO lOoontafortwo round trips. . . . SCENIC . . . 9oo Bombardment of RAILWAY MiinlU In HreiilTnmiol CHUTES CAFE OV WnST MIDWAY. The Cootrit nml Mont Amndnff Pince on the Uxnonltlon Oronndi , ROME MILLER'S Philippine Restaurant With his usual excellent service. ON TIIU WI3ST MIDWAY. Society's JResort The Cuban Village The educational feature of the Midway depleting life In Cuba and the Island of Porto Klco. See the Great Sea Fight I'oiiKlit 1 > > Ailnilrnl Ic c > . The t'landest ineetnculnr display ever prcsent'd to the public ritUli T. CUMM S , WKr. Telephone 2030 Exposition Grounds for reset ved seats and boxes. , _ _ < J < $ FIRST GRIEF on THE DEATH OF PEL iri'ri'S a'liMMi : A\D O.NDIlUriL MASTCH WOHK. Appeals , to every DON'T TAIL Individual. TO SHE IT. TUB WOItMVS rVMCIl Hagenback's ' Trained Animal Show The leading feature of the Exposition , The largest allegation of Birds , Beasts nnd icptlleb over piPbentcd to the Amci. lean public , including the startling nnd daring performances of the leading ani mal experts of the world , AMI ! TROCADERO * w , AV. COM : : , LensL-0 and Manager , Vaudeville's Greatest Society Achievement The Original CIIH'UiO I.UM'.S ( II AIITI1TTI3. First nppearuni e on any vuudevlle stage. rirst appearance on unj vaudeville Htuge , 5Ci7tlle nnd Veinon oom'd > hoilrontal bar exponents The California team HMmont \ and Dohertv , dancing ecccntrlc-8 , Into of Illce'q H32 Co Jcaephliie Jlcivcy , Amer ica's greatest lud > slid * trombone rtololit Plckei t Children , Lllllo .inrt Otnio iind Haby P , the \oiuiKcst diinccr on the Amer ican Mugc. Cnil Cliaif | < . the king of ill equilibrists 1 hurls and WnlN world's greatest life motion plcturss and Illustrated "ongti. The Trotadero ChiilleiiKC Orchestra. IJofiP hmtnts. Matinee ? , Thuitidu ) , Satur day and Siindaj , Prices 25c , 2T > c and We. Krco garden concerts after each psrform- ance. TOIJ\V , ITiJlO. TOM ( MIT , Sll.T , WOODWARD STOCK CO. . .THE WIFE. . Ppeclal production , MognlllcciU cast All new Hccni'i v HeM conipaii } PVI seen In Omaha. Oui old pi Ices , of which we are the orlguiatoix 10i > ! ! 0i > Uric. Next Wfi'k Tin- . Ill I l.f < Ilclilnil Up. RIVER EXCURSION. STBMIJH JACOII ItirilTMlIV. I.e.ivrt ) dally , foot of Douglaa street , at 2 and & p in , Hcliirn at 5 and 10 p m 2 p in tilp goes to Florence , tlility min utes tolpvv water wotks l > "nrpfie ) rlillilrt'n under 11 ! , lOc , I'liono , JIIIIH. HOTEL , * . THE MILLARD 13th and Douglas StH..Om > hn. -AUISIIIOAN AND KimOI'JKAN i > LA5- CENTflALLY LOCATED. jr. K. MAiikiat , * su.t. Prop * AUCTION ! Thtimdny. July 13 , 10 o clock a m , at S20 N Mil 8t , tine assortment of Iloimenold OpodH , loldliiKHeds. . IJed Hooni flulfo , Dlnlns Tables and Chair * , RldeboarrtH. Hook Pases , IlPfrlgeratorH. LoungCH , Conches Toilet Setx Hockei' * , Olllcft Chulia 1 and DeskH I'jirlor Kurnltuie , Bowing .Machine. Jron H'dH. Halt and MOHH Mutti esses , Odd Dressers , OOH n.inge 1 Now Tent , Lawn Settees , rarnetH. IlugH , Inpraiu Art Squared Cheffon/.ers. One Genuine -Malioc- , tny Parlor Hullo of J plccet * nnU ir.any other articles Wo urn oj > n rvcry day to the retail trade beadles uuc-tlou every ( Monday and rvcry Thursday THE CLAY AUCTION CO. , . WO .North HUtroiith Ht. Tel. 2000. THE SYRUP OF FIGS . . . MANUFACTURED BY . . . CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.