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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, JULY" 30, 1902.
HELPERS FORM NEW LODGE
Assistant Boilermakers Organise and Joit
the Regular Brotherhoad.
TWENTY-FIVE MEMBERS ON CHARTER
PariMxe Ket to fadaee All Help
are, 81 a ef Whom Are at Work
la the Shops, to
The bollermakers' helpers organised last
Bight under tba name of Florence lodge
No. 28, Helpers' DivUlon of the Brother
hood of Boilermaker, and Iran Shipbuild
er. About twenty-five helpers composed
tha new lodge. All but alx of this number
are striken, tba remainder, being still at
work In tha Omaha shops of tha Union
Pacific. The organization- was perfected
at the rooms over tba Jackaonian elub and
,we directed by National President Mc
Neil and DUtrlct and Local President Ken
nedy. "This organltatloa Is not for the pur
pose of getting all the helpers out on a
trlke with us." said President Kennedy,
"but a simply to knit together more thor
oughly all the members of our craft and
ta In Una with our general policy."
1 President McNeil aald that the first
helpers' lodge waa organised last January
and this la the twenty-eighth. Adequate
provisions are already made for the finan
cial support of the helpers as well as
President McNeil concludes his business
In Omaha on this trip today and will leave
for the western end of the Union Paclfle
this evening, visiting all the shop centers
along tba route. He Is well pleased wttb
the state of affairs as he leaves them here
and says the local strikers are conducting
their fight properly. The bollermakers all
Insist that there Is no special desire to
'have the remainder of their helpers strike
o long as they are not aaked to do work
the performance of which does not conflict
with their obligations' to the union. Thus
'far they have not been requested to do
Bad Motive Power Reported.
Ity was reported last night upon what
was considered reliable authority that or
ders have coma from Cheyenne not to
end any more freight cars there, unless
they are to go through the city, as all
the available sidetrack space la occupied
with loaded cars, and that if more are
'sent they will have to stand on. the main
Una. The cars In the "hole" there are
said to contain Imperishable goods, all the
perishable freight being rushed through.
It is reported from the same source that
all trains are taken up the Cheyenne hill
by double-headers, so that If one engine
gives way the other can relieve It. The
reports of Impaired motive power come, not
from strikers, but other sources.
The union men's parade was a prominent
. feature of the Union Faclflo strike af
fair yesterday. The procession formed
t Labor Temple at Fifteenth and Dodge
street, at 9 o'clock, proceeded north aa tar
ae Casa, west to Sixteenth, south on Stx-
tecnth to Farnam, thence east to the Union
Pacific headquarters on Ninth and after a
circle north again ended at the temple.
The officials and clerks at headquartera
'were Interested spectators. General Man
ager Dickinson and Superintendent Mc-
Keen both viewing the line of march from
, windows of the building, tut President Burt
was at the shops at thn time and could
;aot witness the demonstration.
Foar Hundred and Ninety.
.. i .tmt count strikers say
there were 40 men In, line, exclusive of
the platoon of police, apportioned as fellows:
Band from Musicians' union, composed of
120; thirty union stage hande, 220 machin
ists and helpers from Omaha and Council
Bluff,; forty-one bollermakers and helpers
and eighty blacksmiths and helpers. Some
f the mechanics were from contract ahops
;jn the city. Officials say they could not
count that many.
Some of the banners carried in the parade
aroused considerable adverse comment from
pectatore. One bearing the drawing of a
hog with the inscription, "This Is the man
Who want ua to work by the piece," waa
generally criticised. Other banners bore
lnscrlntlons asking real . estate men and
lawyers If they worked by the piece. These J
created amusement, as it was generally re
marked that real estate men and lawyera
eould work no other way than by the piece.
'..Other significant banners read: "Does
Mr. Burt work by the piece T" "This strike
la th fight of organised labor of the Trans
Ulaslssippl agalnat piecework," and "Mr.
Burt says conscientious preachers work by
Tha next festivity In the shape of a
. atrike benefit Is the game of ball this after-
' noon at Vinton Street park, between two
nines of striker.
Telegrapher la the City.
Several of the Union Pacific telegrapher
cave arrived In the city and will begin today
. tbs consideration of local grlsvsnces. Their
attains are not related, however, to the
present atrlke and are not of a serious na
ture. They are routine In character such
that com up periodically.
Goes from Bad t Worse.
Always true of constipation. It begins
- many maladies, but Dr. King's New Life
" Tills cur or no pay. Only 28c.
MILWAUKEE MEN HAVE MINES
Tweaty-Thre Larky Wlaeoaelalaa
a Their Way to Visit New
V. Mexican Property.
TJwenty-three men. most of them . from
V 'sconsln. passed through the city Tuesday
on thair way borne from the high region of
the southern Rockies, nesr Tres Pledras,
K M.. where they have mining Interests.
, . The party Included the following: John J.
Kroha of Milwaukee, assistant city passen
ger agent of the Northwestern; Frank B.
mimar rhioca. traveling passenger agent
of the Rock leland; Charlea M.Taylor, Tres
Pledras, mining engineer; Oust Blumenmai
c w. Mavoard. C. J. Koehler and A. T. B
Blessing, all of Milwaukee; Joseph Trilling
of Cheboygsn. F. W. Meyer of Manitowoc,
' U. Habhegger and F. B. Weber of Water
, town: Soren Johnson, H. C. Henke and O.
' t. u.n nr niadatone. Mich.: J. H. Ander
on of Ogdensburg, Wis.; Otto Rosenfeld.
Ti Kmiih and C. Peterson of Manistee,
j Mich.: John Dlscher and W. F. Trukenblod
Wis., and Daniel Bonxye of
Each member wore a badge, a small metal
bucket full of gold la bas relief, below
which appeared the name of the company.
Mr. Habhegger reports that one Of me com
Win mm is I aSaaaaaaaaalflrfllitiri
Brewod from carefully selected barley and hop permitted to
leave th brewery until properly aged.
paay's (nines Is yielding silver at a rata of
from 1200 to $300 to tha ton. Other mines
In the district yield gold and copper in pay
GETS BACK TO ITS OLD HOME
Baffalo Blll'e Bl Shew Cornea Aaala
to tke F eaea of Its
At Omaha twenty years ago was or
ganised a show which took to th homes
of the east th first picture-groups of west
ern characters, horses, prairie wagona.
stage coaches, buffalo, elk and wild mus
tangs, led by Colonel Cody, "Buffalo Bill,"
aided and abetted by Nate Salisbury, then
a noted comedian. The Interest and excite
ment then created was most Intense, as
heretofore the denizens of the east were
dependent upon the Catllns. Bsyard Taylors,
army reports, aud traveled journalists for
descriptions of the frontier, and .to the
romancer, the Mayne Relds, Fenlmore
Coopers and Ned Buntllnes for the romantle
and picturesque depiction of the possible
scenes, Incidents and atmosphere of pioneer
It was a revelation to see an Indian on
horseback, properly equipped; a cowboy
tben a mythical peraonage, often confounded
with the bandit or the rustler; the sturdy
little mustang; the hardy Spanish-Arab,
known as the broncho, with his wild an
tics, his vicious tricks, requiring an ability
In the rider so great that the description
of the two In contest la Mark Twain'
"Roughing It" waa so wonderful, so In
conceivable, and so grotesque, that the
great humorist was credited with sn elaatio
imagination that drew this funniest of Im
possibilities. So much was this the case
that he found It necessary to publicly an
nounce In tbe management's behalf that his
description was a fact, that the horses were
the genuine article, and their disposition
and recalcitrant traits wsre painfully true,
as he hsd "personally ridden on one of the
equine dwvlla once for nearly half a minute,
and then had realised the stability of terra
It Is Just as true of life todsy as It wss
then, but more exceptional, as the march
of agricultural settlement and general prog
ress have Invaded what waa once the great
vacuum of the plains, that necessitated the
atrenuous life depicted, until the Wild
West's representatives are among the last
of their kind. For so, the familiarity to
many, which age brings should not In" the
unthinking "breed contempt," but In In
verse ratio should enhance the respect of
the mature, and create renewed Interest In
th young and the foreign population In the
plctureaque presentation of an American
epoch of the past. These reminiscent re
marks are Justified by the fact that after a
tour of the continent and a visit to the cen
ters of civilization built on the Wild West's
old-time range and hunting grounds, this
original organization undertakes tba dis
tant Journey to Europe to, on Its return,
commence the beginning of the end. On Us
vlstt "home" to the locale of Its Inception,
where the requirements necessitated Its
existence In reality, Buffalo Bill' Wild West
and Ita lingering relics of ptonser history
will find changed condition,, created by the
great wave of commercial prosperity thst
has obliterated old land marks to make way
tor tbe march of local improvement.
Now, as of old, the observant visitor will
be Impressed by the genuineness, the vir
ility, the grace, tha beauty, the ginger of
the action, the wild dash of the commingled
international horseman, form a aerie of
stirring scenes that are a fit preliminary
to the stately and perfect horsemanship of
Colonel Cody, aa he sweeps forward to In
troduce his mighty calvacade of the "Rough
Riders of the World." When one sees the
opening evolution of the Wild West our
rloulum, he witnesses an animated picture
that preceded by years, and even now ex
cels In beauty the effectiveness of the klnet
oscope, and can then go home satisfied, as
raving seen something worthy of remem
brance for a life time.
A strong addition Is tbe pressnce of th
United Bute life saving crew from the
Atlantlo coast guard, beaded by Captain
urant, witn tbe complete government at
paratua. giving an Illustration of the res
cue of shipwrecked persons 'by aid of the
"breeches buoy." This Is a very educative
and Instructive feature; a realistic repre
sentation of tbe battle resulting In the cap
ture of San Juan Hill will toe given, and
tbe fifty new wild bucking bronchoa will
keep tbe Interest keyed up. Two perform
ances will be given at 2 and t p. m. tomor
row and a parade In the morning.
HIS LOAD SHIFTED BADLY
loapmaker from . Sooth Omaha Has
Dleaatroaa Cralse Aboat I'p
W. M. Hlley. a South Omaha soaomakar.
had tbe misfortune last night to get his
cargo of proof spirit stored above the
heavy load line. Badly listed to port, he
made hla way p Into tha second-story
naiiway or tne lodging house at 1810
Davenport street, but could not gain ad
mlttance Into any of the apartments. While
h waa speaking about thla he somehow
capsized and came down the splintered
pine steps on bis left ehesk. In much the
manner that a straw hat blow away on
tt edge down th street. Then he r
mounted the stair and again brought up
against the pavement. He was led to the
doctor at the police station, wearing aa
expression like a porterhouse steak, cut
Beat Accept Coaaterreiie,
For piles, skin diseases, sores, cuts.
bruises, burns and other wound nothing
tquaie uewurs witca Hasol Salv. Don't
accept counterfeits. None genuine except
Hewitt'. "I bare suffered since 1265 with
protruding, bleeding plies and until r
cently could Bnd no permanent relief,'
ssys J. F . Oerall of St. Paul. Ark. "Finally
I tried DeWltt's Witch Haael Salve, which
soon completely cured me.
Laaadry at Carroll, Iowa.
CARROLL. I.. July 29. (Special.) Fire
early Monday moraine dsstrovad th
dry belonging to B. H. Re I ft in the Brunsr
ouuatng on Aasms street. Tbe plant w
valued at 81.000. Insurance $500. The orlgl
oi in nre is unknown, but thought to
the work of an Incendlarv. It u
rious hardship to Mr. Relff. as he will have
to Duy an new machinery, and besldi
there Is not a vacant hulldlna in t
Only through th effort, of the fir eom
pany waa th large furnltur establish
msni oi noooring et eon ana tn
of Woodward Bros
FFAIRS AT S0UTI1 0MAI1A
Caroline Drisoall Claim Has finally Been
Fall Paid Up.
KNOCKED ABOUT IN COURTS FOR YEARS
City Once Had Ckaaee to Settle, hat
Dlda't. aad tke Reealt Proved
Coatly la tko Lobb
The Catherine Drlscoll claim bas been
settled, the last psyment by the city hav
ing been made at noon yesterday. This
claim has been In th council and la the
court ever since 1896 and ha cost the city
large sum of money In Intereat and costs.
Last year when the levy waa made the
tim of $1,718 waa appropriated on the claim
and on Monday night the council closed
the account by appropriating $l,8l, making
total of $3,604, which the city paid for a
Judgment amounting to $2,600.
In th splng of 1896 Catherine Drlscoll.
then quite an old woman, slipped on the
sidewalk and sustslned Injuries. A claim
for damage waa filed with the city, but
before the matter waa seriously considered
by the city officials Mr. Drlseoll moved to
Neola, la., where she shortly afterward
died. Before her death she wss visited by
ooutn Omaha attorney, who purchased
her claim against the city for $400. The
money we paid and the transfer of the
claim duly recorded at the court house tn
Omaha. Then the holders of the claim,
Tom Hoctor and A. L. Sutton, proceeded
to round up the city council and endeavored
to secure a settlement. Tbe council wa
Hllng, but Dr. En, or, who was then mayor,
waa not willing, and he placed his vsto oa
tbe resolution, directing the city clerk to
draw warrants qn the Judgment fund for the
This action on the part of Ensor caused
strained relation between the mayor and
eouncil for some time, but Ensor stood
his ground. Then there wa aaotber trial
and Judgment rendered against the city.
This was followed by mandamus proceed
ings, brought by Sutton and Hoctor. who
were tben acting for Mary Madden, to whom
the claim had been assigned. Finally the
case waa taken to the supreme court and
In the course of time a decision wa handed
down affirming the Judgment of the lower
court. This was In tbe fall of 1900 and in
the summer of 1901 the first payment was
made. Just five years after the original
claim had been filed. Testsrday'a payment
by th city close the Incident a far aa
tbe city 1 concerned.
Inqaeat oa Jodelt aad Seykora.
A coroner' Jury held a cession at Brew
er's undertaking rooma yesterday and list
ened to testimony regarding the death Sat
urday afternoon of Herman Jodelt and Jo
seph 6eykora. Six witnesses were ex
amined, the moet Important being John
Henry Loechner and hi son, Dr. William
Henry Loechner. Both testified that be
fore the work of digging the new cesspool
commenced boards and fence poet were
secured for the purpose of bracing the
walls of the well, while the excavating waa
going on. Mr. Loechner testified that he
Instructed the men to use the bracing oa
account of the soft condition of the ground.
This tbey neglected to do. The statements
of tbe Loechners were substantiated by
other witnesses oui the Jury brought In a
verdict to tho effei; Jodelt and 6y-
kor came to ih-rtr dfeth a the re.tlt
of their own carolotatmsa. The fv.noral of
Jodelt was held yesterday sfternoon. Inter
ment being at Laurel Hill cemetery.
, Mayor Koatakya Dilemma. ,
Mayor Koutaky Is la a position where he
haa dog to ell. Just now hi kenuel con
tain twenty-nine dog of various Meeds,
colors and sizes. The mayor did not dls
cover how rich he was In canine stock
until yesterdsy, when he was engaged In
signing warrants for claims. Then he found
that there I not money enough In the dog
fund to pay the poundmaeter. Unless about
half of the dogs now tn the pound are re
deemed within a day or two either the
poundmsster er the city will get stuck.
Tbe mayor is figuring on holding a public
auction of tbe curs now oa hand In order
to raise enough money to settle with Pound
Crosswalka have been ordered laid as
follows: Twenty-sixth and O streets
Twenty-fifth and E. Twenty-sixth and E,
Nineteenth and I, and Nineteenth and Ml
sour! avenue. These walks will be laid
Just as soon aa posslbls. The street and
lley committee has a list of a number
of crosswalks that ar badly la need of
repairing and this work will be done Just
a soon a the street force can get around
to It. About a dozen men ar now employed
a th street gang, but repair to th
streets takes up most of the time of the
fore Just now, leaving little time for side
walk or street crossing repair.
Bids for Sewer.
Following the Instructions of the city
council the clerk will at once advertise tor
bids for the laying of a twelve Inch sewer
la tbe alley between Twenty-second and
Twenty-third streets from P to O streets
This sewer district bas been created by or
dinance and property owners in thla dis
trict desire thst the sewor be completed
before cold weather cornea. A number of
new houses are being erected la thla lo
cality, hence the demand for a sewer.
Kot Seriously Iajared.
Miss Charlotte Jensen, who fell from a
street car near Twenty-fourth and D streets
Monday night. Is still at th South Omaha
hospital. Th nurse In charge statsd yes
terdsy afternoon that Miss Jensen wa
conscious and from th indication, at that
time waa not aerloualy Injured. She will
however, be compelled to remain at tbe
hoapltal for several days yst. Miss Jensen
restdss at Twenty-eighth and B etreets.
Officer Altstadt Complains.
Charles Altstadt, the police officer In
charge of prisoners sentenced to work oa
the streets, was lonesome yesterday after
noon, aa be had nothing' to do. He only
bad one prisoner aislgned to the streets
and aa this man waa sick Altstadt was
worrying about how be waa going to get the
weeds cut. In some portion of tbe city
the weed ar so thick that sidewalks aro
almost Impassable, and the suggestion ha
been mad that th city employ about
tea men for a period of a week la order to
get tbe weed cut before another spell of
et weather sets In. Very few prisoners
have been oa tbe street gang lately and so
little In the weed cutting line has beea
accomplished. Resident ar also com
plaining about th tall weeds and It Is
possible that some arrangements will be
made te secure men to do this work.
Ma-le City Gossip.
There la quite a demand here at th
preaent time lor grading teams.
A aon haa been born to Mr. and Mrs
Swan Iarsen, Twenty-second and O streets
The Qerman-Amertcan Democratic rlub
la already holding merlin, and preparing
tor me tail campaign.
The claim of R. J. 8utcllff against the
city for personal Injuries la for IU.000 and
r.ot Il.Mu aa previously printed.
An ordinance ta to be drafted for tbs
laying of a aldewalk on the north aide of
Z atreet from Seventeenth to i wenty-nrat
Ed Urea waa sentenced to thirty days on
the vred-cuttlng gang by Judge King yes
terday. IJcea waa arrested for abusing
Mayor Koutaky elrned the warrant, or
dered Issued by tne council yesterday.
Those whose claim were allowed may
secure their warranto by applying at the
office of the city clerk.
Six saloon keepers will appear before
udsre King today to explain why they
ept thl places or business open on nun
sv after the mayor had ordered them
Rev. O. Ilendrlrkson. ftastor of the
Danish and Norwegian Lutheran church.
Ill open a rellaloue school st Twenty-
ninth and T on August 4. The term will
be one month.
J. J. Fltsroberts. brother of John Flts-
roberts, wss operated on st thn Methodist
hospital yeetorday for appendicitis. Dr.
Thomaa Kelly of South Omaha and lr.
onaa or Dm, ha performed the operation.
set night Mr. Fltsroberts was reetina
Henry Mies Is of the opinion that he hss
first-class smateur base ball team. Ha
was In the city yesterday looking for a
mstch with the Jetter team or any of tha
packlna hnune teams. Any of the man
ager of South Omaha teams desiring to
accept the challena-e may communicate with
Mr. Mies at Eighteenth ana Vinton streets.
SUITS AGAINST POLICEMEN
I'aloa Paclfle Shop Employes Aak
Daiaeges for Arreat aad
The damage suit against five policemen.
forecasted la an Interview given ' The Bee
last Friday by Judge Joha N. Baldwin, at
torney for the Union Pacific road, has ma
terialised, la district court petitions have
been filed by local attorney In behalf of
Henry J. O'Kane aad Sylvester F. Sweeney,
each of whom asks $1,000 for false Impris
onment la th city Jail the night of July 24
on a charge of vagrancy. O'Kane namea
defendants. Junior Captain Thomaa Hayes,
th American Bonding and Trust company
of Baltimore, his surety, and Officer Wil
liam T. Devereese, W. O. Dunn and M. J.
McNamara. Swesney names Hayes and
Officer Michael McCarthy. In their petitions
tbey allege .that they were humiliated by
being taken through the streets In a patrol
wagon and that after the Jail wa reached
they were not permitted to telephone their
Joka W. It oss.
WASHINGTON. July 29,-John W. Ross.
for twelve year a member of the Board
of Commissioners of the District of Co
lumbia, died here at an early hour this
morning after a lingering illness. He vn
born June 28, 1841, at Lewlstoa, Fultoa
county. III. Graduating at Harvard uni
versity, be wss admitted to the bar of
Illinois In January, 1866, and practiced law
In Lewlstoa up to 1871, and for the laat
four year of that period wae a member
t the Illinois legislature. He removed to
Washington In 1873, where he bae since
remained. Ha wa appointed poatmaater
of the district in 1888, which office he held
until appointed, In 1890, by President Har
rison, as the democratic member of the
board of district commissioners. He wss
prominent In educational work and waa
one of the most populsr men who has ever
been a member of the district's govern
ment. Four children survive, Lieutenant
Tenny Roes. U. S. A.; Lee Ross, Miss
Mildred Varnum Ross and Miss Oeorgetta
The funeral will be held at the church
of th Covenant, Thursday, and the re
main will then be taken to Lewlstoa, III.,
Mr. Roes' former home.
Retleeat to the Knd.
BLAIR, Neb., July 29. Lou Toung. a
horse trainer, who worked- tor William
Bryant In Blair, -died at the home of Mr.
Bryant oa Friday evening. He would not
talk of his relative or. where tbey lived
until almost his last moments, whea he
called for his brother, but . would not con
sent for htm to be telegraphed for. The
only' clue left ' were two letters, dated
March, 1898, one from' Dora Young, Sedan,
Kan.,, and the other from Etta Toung, La
Crosse, Kan. Th letters referred to a
brother Frank- of Rush county, Kansas,
and two brothers. George and Will, of
Wichita. Mr. Bryant telegraphed, but
could get Do answer, and the body will be
burled hero. He was about 32 year old.
Captain Matthias Kaable.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., July 29. Captain Mat
thias Knable, for more than half a cen
tury a steamboat captain on the Missouri
and Mississippi rivers, died at the home
of relatives tn this city today, aged 75
The first .large steamer that ever carried
a cargo north ot this point, Omaga, was
commanded by him and wa sunk near tbe
present site of Nebraska city, early in
the '60,. He owned and operated steam
boat between this city and St. Louis.
Theodore Reder, Rapid City.
ONAWA, la., July 29. (Special Tele
gram.) Theodor Reder, for many year a
nromlnent and well known citizen oi
Onawa, died yesterdsy on the Reder ranch,
twelve miles from Rapid City, 8. D., aged
61 years. He went to the Hills first In
Mrs. D. M. Hoaa-laad, Hastlaaa.
HASTINGS. Nsb., July 29. (Special.)
Mrs. D. M. Hoagland, who haa been a real
dent of Adams county for many years, died
yesterday afternoon. The funeral will be
held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning from
tbe Methodist church.
Two Deaths la Osf Cooaty.
BEATRICE. Neb., July 29. (Special.)
Mrs. Alberta MUUr Ballenberger, residing
nsar Plokrell, this county, died Sunday
and wa burled yestsrday. Miss Edna Oal-
brttt, aged J4, a resident ot this city, died
Rev. Joha M, Crocker Dead.
MANCHESTER. Ia., July 29. (Special
Telegram.) Rev. Joha M. Crocker died to
day, aged 60 years. Hs waa for several
year chaplain of the penitentiary at Ana
moss. Prlaeo OaroassosT.
PARIS. July 29. Prlac Oureuiioff. Rus
sian ambassador to Fraoc, dlsd today.
J. Watte, Jockey,
LONDON, July 29. J. Watts, th Jockey,
FREMONT, Neb.. July 29. (Special.)
Mlas Llztts Roberts ef this city and J.
Anthon ot Sioux City, Ia., were married
yestsrdsy at th reildence of tbs bride's
sister, Mrs. Chlttsndea, on Georgia avenue,
The bride bas been Interested in a musle
store In this city for several yeara and
Is aa aecompllshsd musician. Mr. Anthon
la a livestock dealer, living nsar Sioux City,
Tbey will take a wedding trip to the Pacific
HASTINGS. Neb.. July 29 (Special.)
Rev. Julius Schsrbacasr of Waitsrn, Nsb.
and Mtss Anna M. Brauchls of Hsstlngs
were married at t o'clock this afternoon at
the home of the bride's parents In thla
city. The ceremony wss performed by tbs
bride iauivr, vai. si. orauchl of th
German Evsngellcal church.
PAPILLION. Nsb., July 29. (Spsclal.)
Joha Kewskte aad Mis Lissie Miller were
married this zooming by Key. HohlseL
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Booker T. Wsshlngton Is out with a new
book entitled "Character Building." Many
of Mr. Washington's friends think that the
best literary work that he has done Is the
Sunday evening talks to the students xot
Tuskegee Institute, which he Is In the habit
or delivering each week when he is at
home, a custom he has followed for a num
ber, of years. Ia fact, when tbe college
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bility, honesty, simplicity, perseverance,
courage these and like virtues are de
scribed and commended In esey, coloqulal
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weaknesses of the negro race. He throws
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They are all earnest and they show the
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day, Page Co.
"On a Donkey' Hurricane Deck," by R.
Pitcher Woodward (Pythagora Pod) Is an
Interesting book telling tbe experience ot
a "tempestuous voyage of 4,096 mile,
across the American continent on a burro
tn 340 days and two hours," starting with
out a dollar and earning his way. The
book Is divided into two parts. Part I Is
by Pye Pod and describes In a luminous
and Interesting manner his Journey from
Madison Square to Chicago. He has a
tough time of tt, that's sure. There Is al
ways something doing when the donkey 1
around. Part II i by Pye Pod and Mao
A'Rony (the donkey) and the additional ex
periences aa told by the donkey certainly
enliven the story. Mac A'Rony tells how
their trouble multiplied as Pod attempted
to bring him from Council Bluffs to Omaha
In a wheelbarrow, among other things his
tall becoming wound up In the axle, pulling
htm out of the -wheelbarrow.
The author thus apologlzea for some ad
venture being omitted "because the don
key ate my notes he ate everything in
eight, and did not discriminate between
a comic poster and a traglo diary." Mao
A'Rnoy says: "There are four distinct
distances across the American contlpent,
viz.: Three thousand miles as the crow
files, 8,600 as the train steams, 4.000 by
overland trail for a man and 1,000,000 miles
as a donkey goes." Also that "there are
more people who descend to the level of a
Jackass than donkeys that rise to the plane
of man." He also declares the trip was
more healthful to Pod than him. Published
by J. H. Blanchard company.
Frederick Trenor Hill in bis latest novel,
"Tbe Minority," deala with modern bus
iness men and their methods. The story
opens 'a tbe machine factory of John Ken
nard's 8ons. John Kennard 3d, grandson
of the original founder. Is In sole charge.
He Is about 35 years of age and has mado
a remarkable success of the business. Ken
nard meets a modern promoter by the
name ot Harlan, who I engaged In floating
a great trust of all the machine companies
and who needs the co-operation ot Kennard
to complete his work. Th etory deal
with the methods used by Harlan to Induce
Kennard to become a party to the trust
Tbe love Interest of the story Is brought
about through Kennard falling tn love with
Harlarn's daughter, who, learning of her
father's scheming against Kennard, attends
aa Important meeting of stockholders, dl
puttng her father's authority, and succeeds
In turning everything in Kennard's favor
Vivid descriptions are' given of the horse
show; of the Grand Central depot on a wet
day, ot the little church around-tbe-corner,
of the charity ball, of Fifth avenue's Sun
day psrade, of Broadway at the high tide
of traffic, of the six-o'clock home rush, of
the crush at the bridge and other charac
teristic scenes In the city ot New York.
Published by Frederick A. Stokes company,
"Told by the Death's Head," by Mauru
Jokal, Is certainly a story ot a riotous im
agination if there ever was one. Yet It
draws and keeps the attention from begin
nlng to end. The author In the preface ac
counts for the story by once seeing a skull
enclosed In a casket bearing the "burden
of twenty-one mortal sins the seven orlg
Inal trebled." He asks. "What If the
skull could defend Itself f" and relatee
what was told him by the death' head In
the form of a very romantic story.
The scene of "Told by the Death' Head
la laid in Coblents, 1688, when the French
were bombarding the fo-tres,. Th Oer
mans hsd in their rank aa artillerist.
Hugo, whose business it was to hurl shell.
bomb and flrepots at the enemy. Hugo I
found to be a traitor. He I stretched on
the rack and makes an exceedingly long
confession of twenty-two crimes. Hs tells
with great glee of the Innumerable charac
ters ne aas assumed. He baa been a
scoundrel In Europe, Asia and Africa.
Finally he 1 condemned to be shot, and
with his execution the story conoludes.
Published by the Saalfleld Publishing Com
mere is hardly a more Impressive or
drsmatlc episode In the bible thaa the
feast ot Belshaszer and the "writing on
the wall," which foretold the doom ot the
arrogant Babylonlaa monarch. With this
exciting scene as a background William
Stearns Davis has written a story of In
terest entitled "Belshazzar." It opens
with ths arrival at Babylon of the Prln
cess Atossa, daughter ot Cyrus, king ot
Persia, who, for reasons of state, but
against her. will, Is to be the bride of Bel
shszzar. She Is escorted by Darius, future
king of Persia, who loves her, and whose
affection Is reciprocated. Another couple
whose true love does not run smooth Is
presented In Isslah, a young Jew of Baby
Ion, and Ruth, daughter of the Propbe
Daniel, who himself, of eourss, plays
leading role In the exciting events that
culmlnats In the tsklng of tbs city by
Cyrus and Darius and the downfall of the
arrogant and perfidious Belahatzar. The
capture of the palace while tempssta of wa
and ot ths element rage about It 1 In
tenaely dramatic and well handled. Bel
sbazzsr, with a few faithful follower de
fends himself with kingly vslor to ths
last, and thea, rather thaa fall Into the
enemy's hsnda, slays himself. It Is a nota
bis work, both strong and vigorous. It it
published by Doubleday, Page Co.
Tbe readers of The Illustrated Bee nee
no Introduction to Frank G. Carpenter, a
hi exceptionally Interesting article of hi
foreign travela which have been appearln
In It for ,o long hav csused us to admlra
thla wonderfully gifted writer. Our school
ars now to rscelve the benefit of his foreign
trsvels la a book entitled, "Carpenter
Geographical Europe." The book Is to be
used with the seoprsnbles as sip;!entary
reading. Ws bavs never aeen a more at
tractive, and even faacinatlng book thaa
this. It Is an admirable and highly sue
eessful attempt to cloths with flesh and
blood tbs skeleton ot geographical fact
and to make the countries of Europe a llv
lag whole la the minds et th pupils. It Is
m wm sew
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M.U.S.A. AUsUetoa.S,aS Utitrtn.
based entirely upon the recent personal ob
servations of the author and Is therefore
up-to-date In all its descriptions. It takes
the children themselves on a personally
conducted tour from the time they start.
giving a description of tbe ship and voyage
through every part ot Europe and points
out all the most Important placea and
things, tbe subjects being chosen both with
due regard to child-Interest, and at the
same time to Instruction.
While It gives adequate attention to the
scenic side of the lands visited, it la also
essentially practical In Its discussion of
commercial and Industrial topic. It de
vote more space to manufacture than to
mountains, more to shipping thaa to scen
ery, and emphasise the artisan a well aa
th artist. The reasona for th growth of
cities aad countries, due to their geograph
ical positions and their natural resources,
are clearly and adequately given, and ths
scholar sees both how and why Venice ha
become great through Ita trade with the
east and Budapest has become the Mlnne-
polls of the continent.
The human side of tbe subject Is full)
treated, many of the picture being chosen
especially to show the customs, costumes
and tndustriea of the. people. The whole
treatment 1 In keeping with the progre,-
tve and practical spirit of the age and we
can most highly commend the volume to all
teachera who are looking tor a sensible,
sufficient and satisfactory geographical
reader. Published by American Book com
The Century ' Magaslne is about to print
a serial which will have an especial Inter
est to people who are at home on th
prairie. It Is called "The Biography of
a Prairie Olrl," and the author I Eleanor
Gates, a young woman who spent ber child
hood in Dakota and who thua writes from
the closest personal observation. The
time of Miss Gates' story Is about twenty
five yeara ago; It 1 put In the form of a
personal narrative ot the life of a Ilttlo
girl and there I hardly a phase or event
of prairie life which Is not touched upon
tn these page, the bllard, breaking
colt, bore stealing by Indiana, school
day on the frontier, fighting gophers end
badger, cattle raising and other typical
phases of hardship or prosperity. It 1
not a novel, but the same character ap
pear and reappear In the story with a
reality which Impresses the reader with
confidence In the truth of tbe narrative.
The Biography of a Prairie Girl" will
begin tn th August number of The Century
and It will be illustrated.
We are receipt of another school text
book from Olnn ft Co., entitled "Tree In
Prose and Poetry," compiled by Ger
trude L. Stone and M. Grace Flckett, In
tructor tn the Western State Normal
and Training school, Gorbam, Me. In th
compilation of this book It has been the
aim to present in the form ef a supple
mentary reader for advanced grade th
best literature legendary, historical and
fanciful that haa beea Inspired by our
common tree. Th book la annotated and
contain an outline tor "tree study sadly
adaptable to any grad, titles of many
supplementary selections and a long list of
historical American trees.
These book csn be purchased of tbe
Megeath Stationery Co., 1108 Farnam street.
THE REALTY MARKET.
INSTRUMENTS placed on record Tuesday,
N. B. Dike, admlnlstrstor, to Hugh
Mr-Ciffrev. w 7U feet lots 11 and 1Z.
block 8. aubdlv of J. I. Kedlck'a add. I 800
N. 8. Dike et al to ssme, same 8
A. C. Job, and wife to Jane M.
flnow. lot S. block w. lot 4 ana ntt
lot ft block 12. Bouth Omihl 1
Jane M. Snow to Herman Seal, lot S.
block 8. south umana vni
Byron Reed company to R. W. Mul-
Una, lot I, diock z, isi eaa to saouni
A. W. Street and wife to Bryn Mawr
college, a 44 leet lot , diock m,
p. J. Vette to M. A. Darr, n i'tt acres
In neV4 ne4 nw4 8-la-ll Z.800
Rumsey Baling to Prank Barrlck, lots
snd z, diock lz, eaiing s aaa to cia-
C. F. Shaw to Ella R. Shaw, a 84 feet
lot 13. block 3, Hanacpm nsce i
J. P. Ssrkett snd wife to J. C. Selden,
n So leet lot iu, oiora n. ssme i.vv
William Salisbury to C. A. Vrmll-
Ilun, lot 42. block . Jerome park.... 8.400
W. R. Miller to Maggie J. Dletrlck, n
44 feet lot 43. Reesr Place 800
A. P. Tukey end wife to W. F. Allen,
lot 23. block 14, and lot 2, block 12,
Clifton Hill 1
David Beckett to Joaeph Garlow, lot
6, block 137, South Omaha 750
Qelt Claim Deeds.
B. A. Jones and wife to Mens John
son, s 22 feet of nM feet lot 48, Val
Sheriff to Randolph Savings bank, lot
7, block 3b4. umsn
Special master to aryn Mawr college,
e 44 feet lot t, block 123, Omaha ....
J. C. Cobb and wife to J. C. Cobb et
al. trustee,, lots 2 to 6, block 6a, Ben
son Sheriff to Dsvld Adler Sons Cloth
ing company, lot 1,' Johnson's add
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STARTS' BRIDGE INQUIRY
OTrefi Puts Life Into Moribund Move
Uonoarniuj m 27stigaw0ui
DEMANDS THAT SOME ACTION BE TAKEN
Complains that Coantalaaloaer Hav
Icaored Coanty Engineer la Con
atractlon aad that Troabla
Has Resulted Therefrom.
Chairman O'Keeffe and . Members Con
nolly and Harte of the bridge committee ot
the Board ot County Commissioner, ar de
liberating over th Investigation of the
bridge built for the county at the poor farm.'
Robert Z. Drake's company, the Standard.
charged 814,822.69 for tha bridge and O'Keeffe
think the price wa much too high, point
ing for argument to one on the Elkhorn con
taining twice a much Iron and better, but
costing only $4,600. He moved an Investiga
tion some time ago and Connolly seconded
the motion with a show of enthuslssm. saying
that he hoped such probing would finally
hush the incessant complaining and dark,
hinting, but the Investigators have never
been chot-en and yesterdsy O'Keeffe hoarded
the members of the committee Into the
private room off the commissioners' cham
ber and suggested that they get down to
They talked until noon without "getting
together" and tben adjourned to try It
again later. It Is understood that
the other members of the committee pro
posed Scott King, John W. Towle and
Hugh Carpenter for investigators, but that
O'Keeffe demurred, arguing that County
Engineer Edquist, City Engineer Rosewater
and Former County Engineer J. E. House
were the proper one. It 1 surmised that
tbs fact that Mr. Towle represents a
bridgs company, and that all bridge com
panies ar more or less closely allied in
Interests, may have had something to do
with O'Keeffe' attitude.
Coanty Engineer Igsored,
"For the last four or five years," O'Keefe
said, "the county engineer has been Ignored
too much la this matter of bridge and
ewer. Th commissioner have been tak
ing the matter entirely In their own hand
and making contracts without estimating
with any considerable care. They com
plained recently that some ot tbe sewers
were Inadequate during the rains. Well, no
wonder. Tba board members drive out In a
buggy to the place where a culvert should
be, sit In their seats and determine the re
quirements at long range. Instead ot having
careful figuring on the amount of drainage
that properly reaches tbe place ta time of
rain, and from this determining tbe else of
the sewer, they atop the horse at the (Id
of the road, glsnce over the country and
one of them saya 'two feet.' Another one
will say 'six feet,' and finally they'll
compromise on four feet. Perhaps tbe
dlmsosion should hav beea eight
feet. When the rain come the sewer
chokes, its extremities hav been neglected
and give wsy, and sewers sre condemned.
When I wss a member of the bosrd twelve
years ago I put In a nins-foot sewer oa
the Center street road for 814 per foot, '
nd It' there yet, tn perfect condition.
Build a sewer lsrge enci'gh to begin with,
use a good cement and give It mouth oc
casional attention and there will be no
trouble at all. But the board haa been
doing Its own planning. Ignoring county
engineers to such extent that one of them
quit, and the result Is sppsrent now In the
damaged ducts, twenty of which must hav
Immediate attention to save them."
Tbe matter comes up before the bosrd at
Wednesday's meeting. The commlsslonsro
will go over tbe county again tbe last of
New Uerm Dastroyer.
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