Newspaper Page Text
THE OMAHA DAILY 15EE : 1T3UDAY , NOVEMBER 17 , 1805) . THb FIELD Ol ! ELECTRICITY Strong Company Orginizid to Compete foi Business with tha Boll People , MUCH WEALTH B1IIIND THE PROKCT < Jront ricld for Amerlrnti lilcttrlcul . Utiulilnorj- the l-'nr HriM Itot'eut \clfimcii | ( * In YnrloiiN Linen , v Y W. J. Latta of New York has been chosci president of the Telephone , Telegraph am Cable company of Amcrlcrt , recently Incor prratcd under the laws ot New Jersey. Thi company Is capitalized at $30.000,000 $ , o which 10 per cent Is paid In. At a meet Ing ot the corporators the following boarc of directors was selected : John Jacob Astor Now York ; P. A. Wldener , Philadelphia Charlco n. Flint , New York ; Martin Maloney lonoy , New York ; Francis M. Jencks , Nov York ; W. L. Elklns , Philadelphia ; Fran ] Tllford , New York ; W. II. Golshener , New York ; President of the Garfleld Natlona Bank Thomas Dolan of Philadelphia , Charlei E. Adams of Boston , Oakcs Ames of Boston cx-Oovernor Francis of Missouri , William N 'Crocker of San Francisco , Emerson McMIl lari of Michigan nnd W. J. Latta. "Tho main object of this company , " snU Jtr. Latta. to a Sun reporter , "will bo tin extension and perfection of the long-dls- tnnco telephone service throughout the coun try and In n secondary way the lessening o the rates. In carrying out our plans wi shall undoubtedly absorb n number o raiallcr companies nnd create now ones but I can authoritatively state that we shal neither absorb nor have any conncctlot with the Western Union Telegraph com. pany , ncr will Mr. George Gould bo inter , csted In the concern. No stock will bo pu on the market for public subscription. It li nil fully subscribed for , about fifty men cf whom the board of directors nro a rep. rcsontatlvo number , holding It all. Oui plans arc all completed and wo shall beglr operations at once. " Baltimore parties interested in the > new company say their first move will be to absorb serb the Maryland Telephone and Telegraph - graph company of Baltimore and the Pills- burg nnd Allegheny company of Plttsburg Thin Is to be followed by securing control of n number of other Independent exchanges In varlotm cities and connecting the dlffcrcnl cities by long-dlstanco service. Bolh Iho Baltimore and Plttsburg proper- tics are under the conlrol of Baltimore In terests , who arc now spending $2,500,000 In cash on tholr development. The Maryland Telephone Manufacturing company , whlcl is also controlled by these Intciests , owns patents for switchboards and telephones and It Is the purpose to UEQ these pntcnU In developing the business of the new $5,000,000 company. These patents 'mark , It Is stated , a decided departure In the apparatus used for tele phone service nnd In no way Infringe upon any of the Bell devices. Inilirovpil Telephone SyNtom. If a recent Invention fulfils nil that Is cx- jirclrd of It , says the London Dally Times , wo approaching an era of cheaper tele phones , greater clearness In voice transmis sion , and the surmounting of the many diffi culties that beset long-distance telephony. The invention Is a transmitting apparatus. It Is claimed for It that It Is adapted to all purposes of telephony , particularly upan long circuits ; thnt reproduced words can , if de- 6ircl ! , be heard all over a large room ; that cpccch can be loudly and clearly tranamittod over distances hitherto Impossible ; that tx- ponslvo metallic circuits , now absoluioly necessary , can bo dispensed with ; lhat much cheaper wire can bo. used , and that a mea- k-ago can bo sent along a wire that Is at the amo time being used for telegraph pur poses. Such nro the advantages of the ap- iaratua ns given by the secretary of tha company to n Dally Mall representative yes terday. "Only throe cells of battery , " he ex plained , "can bo used behind Iho best telephone - phone Instrument now In use. Consequently , in order to successfully telephone from , say , London to Dublin , a very costly conductT in the form of a metallic circuit has to be used. The copper wire for these main trunk lines costs as much as $600 a mile. With the now Instrument wo shall bo able to telephone from London to Dublin with an earth return , nnd this will mean nn enormous saving In the cost o trunk lines. At the present time the earth return Is not used for telephone purposes. Another great feature of Iho new Ill Instruments Is that Its resistance to Induc tion is much greater , by reason of the em ployment of twelve cells of battery Instead of three , and these can bo so regulated that the reproduced voice can bo heard all over the room , or through the receiver only , and no matter how great the distance the speech la finite clear and distinct , Trial instrumenls are In use In tbo signal cabins on the Great Northern railway nt LceJs , and Important official tests are now being conducted with a view to the general adoption of the inven tion throughout England. With the Intro duction of this Instrument , overhead wires will be abolished , an underground circuit established , and the cost of laying and main taining trunk lines will bo Infinitely smaller than It Is now. Thus the public will save n largo sum' ' of money in the charges for a telephone service. " Illlth Sliced Telegraphy. The Electrical Review , commenting on the system ot high-speed telegraphy re cently exploited In Austria , and which , It was stated , showed the very remarkable record of 100,000 words per minute over u single wire , says : "While this figure Is astonishing , It by no means follows that It Indicates that such a system has. the least practical utility. Indeed , the useful ness ot any very high-speed telegraphic sys tem is open to grave question , because all of them that have been Invented so far In volve no less than three distinct operations In the semllng of the message ; they require the preparation of the message to be sent , ite actual transmission and the translation of the result , when received , Into n form proper ( o bo sent to the recipient. Let us assume , for the purposes ot argument , that u system capable of sending 100.QOO words an hour should bo Installed between New York and Chicago , It Is exceedingly un likely thnt any expert operator would be able to prcparo over fifteen hundred words an hour for transmission by a tape-punching mechanism , Hence , to feed such a Una would require not less than sixty-six oper- - - W. K , NBWMAN , Btnunton , Vn. says : | "I wnsufllicted with Contagious Blood I'olson , and > the beat doctors did mo no good. In foot , I seemed to get worse all th/i while , I took almost every so- called blood remedy , but they did not reach the disouso. At the advice of a friend , I then took S. S. S. . and began to improve. I continued the mediclno and it cured mo com pletely , nnd for ten yeurs I have newer had n sign of the dUeuse tote to return. " ( Swift's Specific ) Is the only remedy which can erndlciite Contagious Blood I'olson. It fa guaranteed purely venttable. Rook on self-treatment mulled free by Swift SpeciHo Company , Atlanta , Ga. i alors constantly working at the end. Similarly , at the receiving end , allow Ing a speed of twenty-five words per min ute for translation and transcription , sixty- lx wore operators would be required U turn the messages received Into Engllst for the transmission to those to whom thej are addressed. If thcso 132 operators workct the usual number of wires ( say ftbou twenty when quadruplcx and duplex cir cuits In the urual proportion are counter on ) , the messages received at ono end wouU rcqulro no translation , but would bo Im mediately ticked oft upon the wire bj operators and sent to tholr recipients It the form received at the other end. Th < effect would be , consequently , that the so- called high-speed service would Introduct two elements of delay In preparation and li translation. Hence , viewing It from r purely prastlcnl standpoint , It would li all probability be slower than the prcscn' ' system. The method employed by the sys tem described last week Included a photo graphic apparatus for receiving the rues- sages , consequently necessitating the de velopment and fixing by photographic pro cesses of the record as received. Nobodj who has had to do with telegraphy am photography can fall .o recognize that thl : , would Introduce an altogether Impcsslbli delay and a very great expense. It maj therefore be argued that such a sjsteri as lhat described has no single advantage , ever ordinary tclcgrop&y , while It Intro duces numerous complexities and points , of weakness which are entirely unnecessary The saving on the wires required wouU not pay for the photographic films If the I system wete worked steadily nt any reasonable - ' able proportion of Its capacity. " Knrm Tcleitlioiicn. The organizer of a successful farm tele phone service tells how a simple systcn , can be Installed at a Ioncost. . The firs requisite Is to secure at least ono man whi | has sufficient practical knowledge of clcc trlclly to supcrlnlend the work of In etallatlon. Telephones to servo the purpos < fairly well can bo bought for $11 to ? 1 : wholesale , and an extra quality can be se 1 cured for $15 , with two-Jar battery powc and with adjustable arm attached to Irans milter. The cheaper Instruments , however will laet for years for farm work ; they an easy to handle and adjust , nnd carry sounc perfectly provided the battery Is kepi li working order. Too many telephones shouli not bo placed on ono circuit , or the tall will be weak , from the resistance bclug ox ccsElvp. Ono farnn circuit , which runs i distance of three miles , has ten instru mcnls on It. This Is about nil It can carry especially no It Is wired with common No 12 galvanized wire , which is liable to rus and thus Involve greater resistance to th ( current. Copper Is now being siibstltutec for Iron on some lines which were orig inally put up at the lowest possible cost Copper is u better tranamiller of curren : and docs not impair the distinctness of the lalk by corrosion. The average cost of Irot wire for farm lines Is about ? 7 per mile while No , 11-copper can bo had for $21 The poles may measure six to eight Inches nt the base and four Inches at the top , anc twenty-three feet long. They should be put thrco to four feet In the ground and 17. feet apart. Locust poles are very service able. When the Instrument has been pul up in the house and an liiBulnted wire run out to meet the line outside , ground con nections should be made by putting ccppci wire or rod down , Bay , four feet. Into damr soil outside or in the cellar. This is needed to imako the circuit only when cue line of wire Is used Instead of two. It Is a com mon pracllce to start out the line wire slack from the house to the first pole near It , so that the vibration from the main wire will not bo brought Into the house , to the possible annoyance and disturbance of nerv ous people. Electrical Gooiln , ln. Clilnn. Prof. F/B. Crocker , who has Just returned from n trip around the world , makes note of Iho cheering outlook for American electrical goods in the far cast. He considers that the United Stales has a boiler opportunity to ex tend Its trade in that portion of the glebe than any other country , even Induing Eng land nnd Germany. The reason of this is two-fold : America Is much nearer by sea than these countries are to China , Japan or the Philippines. Americans themselves , as a people , have not yet realized adequately their opportunities in this field. One point which has been clearly established is that in the quantity and quality of electrical apparatus America leads the world. The Japanese , who ore a very wideawake nation , have rec ognized this ; but in China and India , where the English influence is much stronger than American , the aseumptlon Is often made that England must bo the best place to obtain al most anything. Including electrical goods. What particularly struck Prof. Crocker was the fact that In the Chinese and Indian cities visited by him electrical plants were being largely Installed or had been contracted for , employing English machinery , but when , a few weeks later , ho reached England ho was astonished at the large number of Important Installations that were being made with American apparatus. There are few quarters of the world where electric light Is more de- slrablo than In India , where also the electric ; fan Is rapidly supplanting the time-honored punkah. The use of the telegraph and tele phone Is alfio extending In the Orient , tCe very natural Indisposition of dwellers In hot countries to walk even the shortest dlslonce being a powerful Influence In the utilization of these appliances. These nro important facts which Prof. Crocker commends to the notice of American manufacturers of elec trical goods. Another valuable hint Is that the way In which goods jro packed makes a great difference In their marketability in the cast. American firms bavo been accused of much carelessness In this particular , to their very decided disadvantage , but the Germans avoid this mistake by humoring , the whlma of tholr customers , and this Is often the secret of their securing orders when American agente fall. ItiiHulii CntchliiK On , A notable example of electrical develop ment In foreign countries Is the applica tion on the Russian river Volga of suction dredges. The Volga dredge Is electrically self-propelling and controllable , It Is in two parts , ( ho electric Installation of each half consisting of a powerful generator di rectly connected to a fore and aft triple expansion engine. Each half measures 210 feet by thirty-one and one-half feet wide and nine foot deep. At light draught the- hull draws four feet ; the working draught Is eight Inchra greater. This double dredge can bo operated aa a whole , making a bottom cut sixty-two feet wide , or each half can bo operated separately , The In stallation ot water-tube boilers has also been placed In the hands of an American firm. There are four bolters on each half , making eight In all , with a total heating surface of 17,200 square feet. The boilers are flrwl exclusively with naphtha. There are four burners fitted to each boiler and two In the stern wheeler. The naptha IB sprayed Into the furnace by a steam jet. The operating house Is on the third deck in the forward part of the deckhouse. A complete system of signals and alarm bells , cords to three steam ivhlatlw , creaking tubes and a telephone to the end pontoon aret jvlthln reaching distance of the oper ator , and at his side are switches and controllers for the electric motors. For night work there Is an electrical projojtor which Is controlled from below and can bo directed to any point. These electrical features are eald to bavo added enormously to the eflectlvenefa of the dredge , Or. H , II. Hadcn , Summit. Ala. , say * : "I think Kodol Dyopepsla Cure Is a splendlJ medicine. I prescribe It , nnd my confideni-a In It grows with continued use. " It dlgesu what you eat and quickly curci dyspepsia and Indigestion. NEW BOOKS AND MAGAZINES Ohoicfl Reading Matter of tbo Week to Suit All Tastes. FICTION AS USUAL IN THE LEAD llnol < n Dciluncil for Chrlnttiin * OlftH CniiMlltutc n I.artfe I'ereentnKc > ' tlic Neil Volume * Co ml UK t fliinil nt 1'roHi'tit Time. " " 'Arthur T. Quit- "Tho Ship of Stars , by ' ler-Couch , Is a very strong story of the boyhood and youth of a lad who grows 'up In sight and sound of the sea. He U the son of a poor clergyman , from whom ho Inherits a passion for books , and of n laccmakcr who gives him her skill li : handiwork. From his old grandmother hi gets mauy legends of the Cornish ami hit active fancy weaves these eerie talcs Intc now stories , full of the mystery of UK sea. The story of his slow development , his friendship for the squire's lonely little daughter , his admiration for young Sli Harry , his studies for college and his flrsi Impressions of Oxford , all this Is told wltli so much feeling that ono seems to be read ing ft bit of real autobiography , not the Imaginings of a novelist. Charles Scrlb- ner's Sons , Now York. Cloth , $1.BO , A careful selection from the famous Froissart chronicles has been made by Mr. II. Nowbolt , author of "Admirals All , " un der the title "Stories from FroUsart. " II contains many full-page Illustrations , nnd the selection has boon made with special reference to Its I'ie by young people. As a storehouse of history Froissart Is un excelled , and besides being delightful stories In themselves , these selections and thclt many quaint Illustrations have much edu cational value for the young student. The pictures deserve special notice. They arc facsimiles of descriptive drawings con temporary with the chronicles themselves and Illustrate In an exceptional way the customs , dress and manors of those times. The Mncmlllan Co. , New York. Cloth , $1.SO. "When Shtloh Came , " by Ambrose Lester Jackson , Is a new book by a new and hith erto unknown author who is an artist of no mean ability , having designed the seven full-page Illustrations In the book. It Is bound In the highest style of the book maker's art and will prove a welcome holi day gift to all classes ot readers. J. S. Ogllvlo Publishing Co. , New York. Cloth , $1.50. "Tho Tent on the Beach , " ono of the finest of Whlttlcr's longer poems , graces the holiday season In appropriatedress. . The publishers have secured the Illustra tions from Mr. nnd Mrs. Woodbury , who were so successful with Miss Jewell's "Dcephaven. " It makes a most attractive vclume and ono especially appropriate for a holiday gift. Houghton , Mlflln & Co. , Boston. Edward Everett Hale is always an enter taining writer , whatever the subject In hand. His latest volume bears the title , "Tho Brick Moon and Other Stories. " The most of these stories were written thirty or moro years ago and "Tho Brick Moon" wan first published In the Atlantic Monthly In 1870 and 1871. It was the last story that the author wrote for that magazine before * assuming the editorship of "Old and Now. " It Is one ot the most amusing and highly Imaginative of Dr. Halo's short stories. A tale that will please most writers Is "Crusoo In New York , " which records thn adventures of a young cabinetmaker who builds a homo for himself and his mother en P. vacant lot In upper New York which Is surrounded by a high fence. Every device ct secrecy la adopted and though Crusoo rould hear the roar of teams from the neighboring street he was really ns much nlono as though on a desert Island. Many of the Incident's In Defoe's great romance nro repeated with humorous ef fect , but the episode of the young Swedish girl's rescue from a band of ruffians Is ad mirably told and lends additional Interest to the story. The other tales are all good. They serve to prove that the realism of thlrly years ago la fully as good In a lit erary way as lhat of the period. Llttlo , Brown & Co. , Boston. Price $1.50. To the younger class of readers at the present day John Selden Is little moro than a name. Like his great contemporary , Lord Bacon , for crae that has read his works a thousand have heard of his namo. Believ ing that John Selden ought to bo better known Robert Waters has published a vol ume entitled "John Selden and His Table Talk. " The first chapter In the volume Is devoted to "Bygono Table Talk Books. " Then there Is a chapter regarding the ca reer of John Seldon and another giving "Origin of the Table Talk Secret of Its Popularity. " This Is followed by "The Table Talk" of John Seldon , with explana tory notes. The volume Is very attractive In appearance. Eaton & Mains , New York. Cloth , ? 1. No book from the pen of Mrs. Burton Harrison risen ever attracted moro attention than "Tho Anglomanlaco" and the social condi tions that made Its nppcaranco so thnely are still prevalent and potent. As a serial In the Century Magazine the etory was II- Irstrated toy Dana Gibson , but the present edition of the book Is the first In which his brilliant drawings have accompanied tha text. They give the volume as now Issued an added charm. The Century company , Now York. Price , $1.25 $ , "SnladB , Sandwlch.es nnd Chaflng-Dlsh Dainties" nro destined to receive In the future moro attention from the progressive housekeeper than has an yet been accorded to them. In the past their composition and consumption has been left chiefly to that portion of the community "who cook to please themselves. " But since women have become anxloua to compete with men In every walk of life , they , too , are desiring to become adepts In tossing up an appetizing salad or In stirring a creamy rarebit. TUB author has aimed to make It the most prac tical nnd reliable treatise on these fascin ating branches of the culinary art that has yet been published. Little , Brown & Co. , Boston. Cloth , $1EO. Of nil the weekly visitors none Is moro heartily welcomed than the booklet from Cassell & Co. Always comes some dainty bit of the best in literature old to bo sun- but never stale. The latest volumes of this kind nro "Grow Abounding , " by John Bunyan , nnd "Antony and Cleopatra , " by William Shakespeare. Caseell & Ca , , New York. Paper , 10 cents. The third series of Dr. Arthur T. Plorson's "Miracles of Missions , " which has Just been published , is n book of unusual Interest to Christian workers. In tl-o countries wbern God has reached out Ills hand to unen lightened peoples providential Interposltlcns nro frequent , but the records of conver sions and marvels which Dr. Pierson has gathered In this volume will be surprising even to those who are familiar with mission miracles. Funk & Wagnalls company. New York. Cloth. $1. ItrC-tMlt JllV < MlllN. . "Bruno , " by Byrd Spllmau Dewcy , is a very charming biography of a pet dog. The story Is alrapjy and naturally told by a writer who haa keen sympathy with animal Ufa. The book Is ono which will touch deeply readers of all clnsncs , whether lovers of ani mals or not , nnd ono that will Interest young nnd old. Bruno Is more than likely to Ukc hla place nmong living dogs in literature. Little , Brown & Co. , Boston. Cloth , 75c. "Dorscy , the Young Inventor , " by Edward S. Elite , Is the tale of a wideawake country boy , whoso father's occupation of brlchmak- Ing incltc.i his native Ingenuity and starts him on a career of clever contriving of laborsaving - saving devices , The boy's character Is frank , generous and manly , si that nil his adventures at home , In school , In city wandering , with other boys , with purlolnors of his Inventions , amid his father's business mishaps , etc. , keep the reader's sympathy with the youthful hero from start to finish. Fords , Howard & Hulbcrt , New York. Cloth , $1.23. A new departure In book Illustration Is signalized In Thomas Nelson Pago's new Christmas story , "Santa Glaus' Partner. " The pictures are by W. Glackens and they are printed In colors , as wcro his drawings | for Scrlbncr's ' Magazine for last August. which aroused very wide comment In art i circles. It Is ono of the most nttraclhe ap- ' pcnrlng of the many Christmas books that have come to hand to far and deserves a much moro extended notice. Charles Scrlb- ner'e Sons , New York. "Llttlo Beasts ot Field and Wood" Is the title nt a volume about some of the com moner small animals Inhabiting the northeastern - eastern states , which has Just been brought out. The author , Mr. William Everett Cram , has written from the close observa tion of some twenty ycare , and ths subject which he takes lip , If not altogether a new ! one. Is at any rate fresh In comparison with | the many studies of birds and flowers which , have lately appeared. The book , though ad dressed to nature-lovers of all ages Is In a form especially calculated to please the young people , and contains a notable scries of twenty-four full-page Illustrations by the author. Small , Maynard & Co. , Boston. Cloth , $1.23. Mr. W. Gordon Parker attracted much favorable notice last year by his excellent story , "Six Young Hunters , " copiously Il lustrated by himself , and this year adds "Grant Burton , the Ilunawny , " an a com panion. Mr. Parker , a former student of Phillips Andovcr academy and an cnthusl- alstlc amateur sporlsmnn , a capable llt- crateur nnd artist , Is exceptionally well fitted to prepare a book for manly , ener getic hoys , nnd It Is no discredit to his first volume to say that this surpasses It both in Its handling and In the number and excellence of Its Illustrations. Lee & Shcp- ard , Boston. Cloth , $1,25. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps' short story In the 'Atlantic Month } ' , "Loveliness , " which aroused so much Interest at the time of Us first appearance , has been Issued In beok form with some pretty Illustrations. The story is an eloquent protest against vivisection. It describes a silver York shire terrier , the pet of a lame little girl , which was stolen and found several months after by the girl's father bounden on nn operator's table In a medical school and licking the hand of the demonstralor who was soon to take Us life with his scalpel. Houghton , Mlffiln & Co. , Boston. Price , $1. In "To Alaska for Gold" Edward Strate- meyer , author of the famous "Old Glory scries , " tells In a graphic way the fortunes of Iho two Portney brothers. An uncle in California , who is an experienced miner and has been In the Klondike , sends for them to join him In San Francisco for a second rtlp. The whole preparation of a miner's outfit and subsequent journey to the Klondike are mcst' ' graphically described and a great deal of" valuable Information given. Leo & Sheparfl , 'Boston. Cloth , $1. It calls up a wealth * of remembrance to eco the name of "Oliver Optic" upon a title page , and while It Is a sad thought for all boys that It can never sland upon another new book , they will bo glad to know that his unfinished last work , "An Undivided Nation , " has been completed ac cording to the outline left by the great writer at his death two years ago. This book Is the 108th to bear the name ot "Optic" and the publishing house to which Mr. Adams was so loyal is able to show an actual sale of more than 2,000,000 copies of his various works , while the demand for all still continues with t undlmlnlshed popularity. Leo & Shepard , Boston. Cloth , $1.60. The little girls who many years ago en joyed the "Little Prudy Stories" by Sophlo May have never censed to be loyal to them nnd their own little girls have enjoyed these and the three volumes of the "Llttlo Prudy's Children Series. " Mothers and children to gether will now welcome the fourth volume , "Wee Lucy's Secret. " Wee Lucy Is a lltllo older , as also Is Jimmy Boy , and both are on a long visit to Grandpa and Grandma Par- lln In the east. Leo & Shepard. Boston. Price , 75 cents. Itecclveil. "Knight Conrad of Hhelnsteln , " by Julius Ludovlci. Rand , 'McNally & Co. , Chicago. 'VA. Year's Prayer Meeting Talks , " by Rev. Louis Albert Banks. Funk & Wag nalls Co. , New York. Cloth , $1. How England Saved Europe , " the story of the great war , 1793-1S15 , by W. II. Fltchett. Charles Scrlbner'a Sons , New York. Cloth , $2. "Tho Cipher In the Plays and on the Tombstone , " by Ignatius Donnelly. The Vcrulam Publishing Co. , Minneapolis , "Behind the Veil , " from the press of Little , Brown & Co. I.ltprnry "Llttlo Men nnd Women-Bnbylnnd , " with the 1900 volume , enters upon Its twenty- fourth ycflr. The best authors nnd artists continue * their contributions to the dellcnt of the llttlo people for whoco instruction. nmusfment nnd entertainment their be t endcivorp are nut forth. Published by Llt tlo Men and Women Company. Troy , N. Y. The Doxev Book Company of San Vrnn- riBco ftho sign of the lark ) , formerly AII - llam Doxey , announces several important publications to appear In tlmo for the nnll- day Benson nnd durlncr the early part of the next vear. Amonir the number are ; "Ha waii Net , " by Miss Mablo Craft ; "Holow the Ulo Grande , " now r-dltlons of "Lark Classics. " also a new Illustrated series to bo entitled "TheLnrl : Editions. " Messrs. D. Appleton & Co , announce for parly publication "Ilemtniscences of a Very Old Man , 1SOMS97 ; " "The Book of Kn gilt and Uarbara , " by Dnvld Starr Jordan ; "Tho Story of Eclipses : " "The. International Geography , " by Frldtjof Nnnson nnd oth- ern ; "Tho Treasure Ship , " "The Story of English Klngp According to Shakeypeare , ' The Secondary School System of Ger many , " "Tho Idol of the Hllnd" and "A Corner of the West , " DEFENDANTS FILE A REPLY Mutual Grain Growers' Hail Association Tells Its Story , ALLEGE STATE IS NOT PARTY TO SUIT Object * ( lloliiK Cnlleil "A. Hot-Inn llnml of Innurnnee Adventurers" ntiil TlicncVortln Arc Strleken Out of rinlntllT'.i Petition. The defendants In the case of the State ex rol. Moce Johnson against P. W. Miller ct nl. , being nn action to test the legality of the Mutual Grnln Growers' Hnll association , have filed answer In the district court. In which the other eldc of the story Is fully ect forth. It Is asserted that the state Is really not a party to the suit , but simply so nppeare In the petition. All allegations of wildcat buslnrcs methods charged by the plaintiffs are vigorously denied , nud It Is urged thnt owing to the proper business management of the concern It Is able to pay Its losses more promptly than many other companies whoso validity stands unquestioned. A few days ago this cose came before Judge Slabaugh on n demurrer filed by the defense setting forth that the action should be dis missed for want of basis of prosecution. The demurrer was overruled , but Judge Slabaush sustained a motion to strllco out of the peti tion the words : "A roving baud of Insur- nuco adventurers. " This was held to be out of place In n civil proceeding. Attorney Altechulcr , who Is one of the at torneys for the defendants , says he has n letter from the state auditor to the effect that after an official examination he finds the defendant concern to bo conducting a legitimate business. The case will bo pushed to trial ns rapidly as possible , It being understood that either side la ready to enter the fray. Untisuiil Interest attaches for the reason that thousands of Nebraska farmers In many different counties are Interested. Miller Is named as the principal defendant for the reason that at the time of the filing of the suit ho was president of the associ ation. He has resigned , but as ntimer us ether defendants are named It docs not make any material change In the litigation. Ji DC is sco'rrs iirnoi.Aitr nr.ciswx. Court Iteltprntcn Tlm < IlronUhiK' Iiilo u Siilooii IN Not IHirnlnry. Judge Scott of the district court has re iterated his decision that .1 saloon cannot bo Invaded by a burglar. This does not mean that It Is Impossible to forcibly enter p. saloon and carry away goods , but thnt such forcible entry does not constitute burglary If a balocm building Is involved. At 3:30 : o'clock Thursday afternoon , Judge Scott made this decision In the case of William Healy , who stood charge ! with the burglary of Frank Kretchmark's saloon at Fort Crook. Healy Is a private In the army. His attorney raised the point that there Is legally no such thing as the burglary of a saloon , for the reason that the word "saloon" does not occur among the- buildings mentioned In the statutcti In the list of places , that may be burglar ized. Judge Scott's original dcclslcn on this point , where the same Issue was Involved , was rendered last February In a case on trial In Sarpy county. Healy caaio before Judge Scott on habeas corpus application , unlawful Imprisonment being alleged In view of this technical violation lation of the law. The court held that while Healy Is not guilty of burglary , ho would hear evidence ns to whether the de fendant may be guilty of larceny. This feature of the case Is set for November 23. County Attorney Hassett of Sarpy count } made a spirited fight In favor of the prosecution , but Judge Scott was flrm In sticking to his prior decision on the point raised. IIS KATE IS IN TUB BAI.\\ri3. CIINP of J. C. St. John Given to Jury Alter Spirited Trial. Can a man who Is on the verge of delirium tremens commit and execute n frgcry ? This is the question the Jury In the case of J. C. St. John must decide. The trial was concluded before Judge Baker yesterday morning and the Jury retired. A main issue In the evidence was that when St. John committed the alleged forgery he was in a condition of menial Irresponsi bility brought about by excessive Indulgence In alcoholic drinks. It Is alleged as a basis for the prosecution that ho forged the name of Fulton , Weber & Co. to n check for $10 , which he cashed at the Regent Shoo store. St. John Is of fine physique and has a striking bearing. Ho Is middle-aged , dresses well , and is said to bo well educated. Police officers testified that on or about the. date of the forgery ho was confined in a cell and that an officer was detailed to feed him "snake medicine. " When the officer wna asked to explain what ho mrant by that expression , ho slid that it was the police synonym for a preparation of drugs designed for the straightening out of chronic drunks who fall Into the hands of the police. At C o'clock , after having wrestled with the problem all day , the Jury had not arrived at nn agreement , and the Indica tions wore that no verdict would be reached. Judge Baker left the Jurors for the night. Mlolmcl Mil licit Goon on Trial. Michael Mllllck of South Omaha , charged with assaulting John Dusotko , with Intent to kill , Is on trial before JudgeDakar. . Mil- lick and DuBotko wcro passengers on a South Omaha street car on the night of October 1 , and It Is alleged that they fought over the possession of a Beat In the car. They left the cor at Thirteenth and Wil liam streets , and while continuing the al tercation In an alley In that vicinity Mil- lick stabbed Dusotko In the neck. NovemUt-r 'IVrm of United Stutrn Court The November term of the United States courts got well under way yesterday. The petit Jurors reported for duty and were at coco called In the case of Frank Marcen , who seeks to recover $12,500 from the Cudaby Packing company of South Omaha. The plaintiff was employed In the defend ant's packing house and wna caught In some machinery , ArrnlKiK'il llefure .Indite linker , Ocorge Duncan and Will Hawkins , charged with assault to commit robbery , were ar raigned before Judge Daker yesterday. They entered pleas of not guilty and their I If You Read the Papers you'll rind there In n vast difference in Bhoes especially box calf shoes for men , Home of these box calf she > e-t are genu ine box calf. Strange , isn't It ? Hut It'H not strange that Drex U Shooman's box calf shoes are genuine , for every shoe he sells Is just what ho says It Is , Inn stranger than all Is the price , $ ; $ .r > 0. It' . * i the only genuine box call' tshou we knov , * of that Is sold so cheap. No leather tanned will wear longer. The hlghe- priced are llnlshed differently , but the.i 1 won't wear any longer , Thehe come In 1 extra heavy soles that makes n Hhoe for all weather. Drexel Shoe Co. , Omaha's Cp-to-iote that 1410 FARNA11 STJUiBT. " - - Cint fr- If your hands are rough , hard or chapped from the repeated washings necessary to keep them free from the office dirt , examine carefully the soap you use. If it is a cheap toilet soap , you will find that it is greasy , acrid and irritating. Ivory Soap makes a profuse lather that removes the dirt and rinses easily , leaving the skin soft and clean. If your office force is large there are two considerations that will recommend Ivory Soap to you. It is quick in action , saving time ; and is inexpensive. Send the office hey for some and try it. T tin er THC PKOOTIK otmoit co. CINOIXNUI trial was set for this morning. It Is al leged that Hawkins and Duncan attempted to rob Frank Slnma. Slama came to Omaha In a prairie schooner , bound for the western part of the state , nnd tbo trial Is being hur ried In order to permit him to testify and resume his journey. The crime Is alleged to have occurred November 0. Although Sltnia asserts that he was assaulted , ho held a flrm grasp upon his money , amountIng - Ing to $16. Hep I'nltlliOiliiK Coiiipnur v . llrnrit. Thursday afternoon W. D. McHugh , us re fereo appointed by Ihc United States court , listened to the arguments In the case of The Bee Publishing company against W. H. Hearst. He will make the findings o ! law and fact and then submit the same to the Judco of the circuit branch of the coiirt for1 a revision. However. It will bo some ttmo before this Is done , as there Is a vast quan tity of testimony to bo rovlcwed , the same having been taken before notaries In Omaha , Washington and New York. HolmcM I'lciulN Nut ( iulHr- Will Holmes , charged with assault with Intent to do great bodily harm to Frank Savlngton , pleaded not guilty when ar raigned before Judge Baker. The date of his trial haa not been sot. The assault Is alleged to have occurred November 3. Ilnlntoii'it llnhnpiiy MnrrlfiKr. Eugene A. Holston has filed suit In the district court against Edith M. Holston , praying for divorce , The Holstons were married July 29 , 1898 , at Hudson , St. Crolx county , Win. Infidelity Is the principal basis of the suit. Slinunnlinii Aikn for Connncl. John Shannahan , the South Omaha saloon keeper , charged with double murder , has filed application In the district court for tbo appointment of counsel. He declares ho Is financially unable to secure a lawyer. \VnntH to He Hniikrupt. George S. Stoncr ot Omaha has filed his application In the United States district court , nskliig to be adjudged a bankrupt. Ho alleges lhat ho owes $6,207 and has but $25 with Which" to liquidate the debt. NEW MEMBERS' ' WORD 13 LAW School Iloriril Will He Dominated hy the Kite New Men Recently De- cliireil Owing to factional divisions In the Board of Education the flvo new members officially declared elected at the meeting on Monday night will bo able to name the president for the coming year nnd accordingly to control all the Important committees. Members Johnson , Wood , Smith , Howard and Barnard , the now incumbents , realize- their responsi bility as molders of the now organization and have held several conferences to deter mine upon what course to pursue. They find that the old membership of the board Is separated Into thrco factious , one consistIng - Ing of Members Burgess , Penfold and Hayward - ward ; another of Members Black , Teal , Cowlo and Buchanan , and a third of Mem bers Irey , Thomas and Mooro. At preaent the prospect is that the now members will agree upon cither Burgesa , Penfold or Hayward for the presidency ; Iho addition ot those three names giving the newcomers eight votes , or one moro than a majority of the board. Of the three candi dates mentioned Mr. Penfold is serving the last year of his term and an established cus tom of the board favors on outgoing member for the office of president. Hu has occupied the president's chair during the present year , but owing to nctlvo participation In the exposition management has been uuablo to devote ns much tlmo to school work as ho otherwise probably would. Mr. Burgos * Is now serving his sixth year as a member of the board , having previously completed a two-year term. Ho Is there fore also qualified for Iho cxccutlvo position as far ns a long experience with methods now in force Is concerned. Mr. Ilayward , now preslde-nt of the Commercial club , lacks the experience of his colleagues , this being only his second year on the board. Ho would bo held as an eligible candidate , however - over , In cose no agreement could bo reached upon cither ot the others. In CBBO the forecasted combine succeeds In holding together the seven minority mem bers would consider It Idle to put forward an active candidate for the president. They will probably content themselves with nn exchange - change of complimentary votes , looking In the meantime for any opening which might awing the new members in their direction. An effort has been made by persons In terested to Inject aldo Issues Into the organ ization , asldo from the simple choice ot pres ident and appointment of committees. The architects' conflict has been used ns nn In fluence , together with contentlons regardlng the superlntcndency and various contracts. The now members are making an effort to keep out of thcso fights , however , until after they have formally taken their seats In Jan uary and an organization has boon formed. The Important committees which the new members'will ' bo ablo.to control by present ing a united front are those on buildings nnd property , on heating and ventilation , on X. supplies , on High school and on teachers. Through these committees pass nil tha transactions of consequence relating to Iho city schools. They have In charge respect ively the hiring of workmen , oversight of the janitor service , the purchase of books and other material and the employment of teachers , Cnr Famine CloMcn Mill * . LEBANON , Pa. , Nov. 1C. The American Iron and Steel Manufacturing' company haa suspended operations In nil UK local pud dling and rolling mills. The cause assigned is an exhausted coal supply , resulting from the car famine. Eyes are Accommodating They'll eeo maybe quite wall , through a pair of glasses you pick from a basket but na ture beats a sheriff in forc ing a collection of her debts and fitting one's self to glasses Is risky terribly risky the assurance that wo glvo you of furnishing the proper glasses places you beyond all risk Free eye examination. THE ALOE & PENFOLD CO. , Leading Scientific Optician * . 1408 Farnam. OMAHA , OPPOSITE PAXTON HOTEL. Beautify the Home- by buying n new plnno scnrf. Wo liave jUHt received a line assortment In Flor entine silk , ullk tapestry and French vclout'8 In boincj striking colors and designs also a largo line of late style piano stoolM , duet benches and chairs In all the different kinds of woods to match any instrument. It you haven't a piano we will sell you any one of the reliable makes we handle for cash or easy monthly payments. A. HOSPE , Music and Art. 1513 Douglas , Chucks 'em ' up It can be taken as a general inuxlin that no person under -10 should be un able to sec clearly at a distance with the glasses used for reading. If you are below that age and have to take off your reading glasses to sec at a distance , or have to wear two pairs , you can be s.uru your glasses do not fit you. Many people suffer much unnecessary trouble fro I u this cause. Our business IB to rem edy all such blunders , J. C. HUTESON & CO. , Manufacturing Opticians 1B20 DOUGLAS ST.