THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1002.
COMERS VERY MUCH ALIVE
Hoe Tot Look Liks a Man Who Had Bm
Thrown Ttreihicg Machine.
CANNOT EXPLAIN HOW STORY STARTED
Retnrm Mark the F.ad af Dlveree
Episode Wales Oaly Leked
Oaa T j af Reaching- a
William D. Conyers of this city, who waa
recently reported to have died as the result
o; Injuries received In a threshing machine
accident In Bigelow, Minn., Is very much
alive. Ha reached Council BluSs on a late
train Saturday night and shortly after mid
night called at police headquarters seeking
assistance to locate hia wife and family.
On reaching town Conyers at once went to
1MB Avenue B, where hia family lived when
he left the city laat July, only to fled that
hia wifa had moved and the neighbors were
unable to tell her present location.
Last Friday Mrs. Conyers was granted a
default In her suit tor divorce and would
In the course of things have been granted
a decree today. Conyers, however, denies
the allegations that he has been unfaithful
and says he will fight the case. This, he
says, waa his main purpose la returning
to Council BluSs. It is said that Mrs. Con
yers placed no credence in the report that
her husband was dead and for that reason
went ahead with her auit for divorce.
Conyers denies all knowledge of the let
ter received here containing the account of
his death and says he Is at a loss to know
who could have written It. About three
weeks ago he waa Injured in a threshing
machine accident at Bigelow, but although
be had to quit work for a few days, his In
Juries were not serious. The first that
Conyers knew about word being sent here
of his death was from the' telegraph op
rrator at Bigelow, who told him that a mes
sags had been received there asking about
him, as there was a report In Council Bluffs
that he had been killed.
That his wife had begun divorce proceed
Ings against him was no news to Conyers
snd he admitted that he had received notice
of the suit. The allegations of his wife, he
Insists, are unfounded but admits that for
some time he has been at home but little,
as before going to Minnesota be was in the
Black Hills country. He says that until he
received notice of the divorce proceedings
he had continually sent his wife money for
her and the children's support.
Conyers said the first thing he would do
Monday would be to secure the services of
an attorney to defend the divorce case, as
he intended to fight it to the end.
Conyers succeeded In effecting a recon
ciliation with his wife yesterday and It Is
understood that the divorce proceedings
will be dropped.
Gravel roofing. A. H. Reld. 841 Broadway.
WtBti'i Clak Itotes.
The Atlaa club will meet Tuesday after
noon at the residence of Mrs. O. D. Wheeler
on South First street.
The Oakland Avenue Reading club will
meet Friday afternoon with Mrs. Flnley
Burke. The program will be given by Mrs.
Cutler, Mrs. Crockwell and Miss Blanchard.
The New Century club will meet Wednes
day afternoon at the home of Mrsr Gafford
on Vine street. Mrs. F. C. Ensign will be
leader and papers will be read by Mrs.
Gafford. Mrs. O. J. McManua and Mrs.
The Athenian club will meet Tuesday aft
ernoon with Mrs. J. G. Hollenbeck. 30 Av
enue E. Mrs. Cady will act as lesder and
"Emperors of the House of Austria" will
be the aubjeet for tbe afternoon's study.
Mrs. Westeott will contribute a paper on
Mrs. S. F. Shugart of Simh avenue will
entertain the Tuesday club tomorrow after
noon, when Mrs. Dell G. Morgan will act as
The household economics department of
the Council Bluffs Woman's club will meet
Thursday afternoon at the club rooms with
Mrs. Osborn ss chairman.
The University club will meet Friday aft
. ernoon at the residence of Mrs. Mark L.
Williams on Madison avenue.
Da via sells points.
. Balld OS Old Deere-Wella Site.
The new agricultural Implement ware
house to be constructed by Warehouse Con
struction company No. t of this city for
the Fuller Johnson-Shugart company
will be erected on the three lota on South
Main street, formerly occupied by the
warehouse and offices of the Deere-Wells
company, which were aeeiroyeo oy urm i
the winter or 1895. The property has a i
frontage of 145 feet on Main street, with
depth of 100 feet. The building, which
will be three stories la height, with an
eight-foot basement, will cover the entire
three lots. It la expected that the build
ing will be completed and ready for occu
pancy by April 1. IMS. The building will be
erected under a ten-year lease with the
Fuller sV Johnson-Shugart company, of
which Lucius Wells of this city will be
N. T. Plumbing; Co-, telepboae IS.
Advsaee Price of Sklaee.
As tbe result of the bootblacks ox this
city forming a union Sunday shines ad
vanced yesterday from a nickel to Is seats.
The public, however, did not take kindly
to the Increase and la most cases the
shops' business was decidedly slack, as
everyone who could got his ahoes polished
Saturday night, when the old price of t
rents prevailed. Several boys who pry
their vocation oo the streets and are not
members of the union got all the business
they could attend ta at I cents m skins.
The Increase ta price Is only for Sunday
shines, but it was said yesterday by the
proprietor of one of the boot blacking shops
that If business was as dull next Sunday
as It was yesterday that the price would
ba lowered to the former standard.
Davis sells glass.
ta Glva Cklldrea'e Operetta.
Ths children's operetta, "Dama Fire
fly," will ha given November 21 and 11 at
the New theater under the auspices of the
Ladies' Aid society of St. Paul s Episcopal
church. It will be produced under the di
rection of Miss Hannah Cuadeft of St. Jo
seph. Mo., with local juvenile talent exclu
elvely. The soloists will- be Noaa For-
sytbe. Amle Walk. Dorothy Pusey. Loraine
Ellis. B. Bradley, Horace Greer. Rob Ben
der and Harry Kerney. Special dances will
be given by Hazel 11 annas. Cora Buckman,
Pearl St, Council Bluffs. Phoee tT
NEWS OF IOWA.
Amanda Buckman, Bessie Greer, Evelyn
Edgerton, Lovey Bouquet, Edith Besque
and May Letson. Miss Hortense Forsyth
will be the accompanist.
Plumbing acd heating. Blxby m So.
Death of Mrs. Whltaey.
Mrs. Icalona Bell Whitney, wife of Wil
liam Whitney, died yesterday morning at
the Woman's Christian association hospital
from typhoid feTer, aged 27 years. She was
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ful-
mer of 2rdi Fifth avenue. The funeral will
be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from
the EnglUh Lutheran church and the serv
ices will be conducted by the pastor. Rev.
G. W. Snyder. Interment will be in Fair-
Davis sell drugs.
Ptockert sells carpets and rug.
Expert watch repairing, Leflert. 40 B'way.
Mrs. John L. Templeton Is visiting friends
In Missouri ValleJ
Mrs. N. M. Robinson is visiting relatives
and friends in Chicago.
Dr. F. P. Belllnaer. office and residence
SIS Broadway. 'Phone IL
For rent, modern six-room house, by W.
L. Kerney, jl Main street.
The Christy pictures for sale. C. E. Alex
ander tt Co . &i3 Broadway.
Clothespin, as tnanv as tou want, lc oer
doien. A. B. Howe, 310 Broadway.
Miss Jes.'ie Gilbert Is home from a
month s visit with friends In Kansas City.
For rent, nicely furnished front room,
reasonable price. Inquire 3fi6 North First
Mrs. J. H. Arthur of Washington avenue
has been called to Ohio by the illness of
The rem la r monthly session of the trus
tees of the free public library will be held
We are headquarters for glaas of all
kinds. Bee us before you buy. C. ii. Paint,
UU and Glass Co.
Mrs. T. E. Cavln of Park avenue Is home
from a month s visit with her daughter In
Washington, u. C.
The Dodge Light Guards foot ball team Is
trying to arrange a game with the State
Agricultural college at Ames, la.
Mrs. True Cleveland of Taylor, la., and
staler. Mias Millie Turner or Harlan, la.,
are guests of their aunt, Mrs. K. Lyon.
Mrs. Robert Reynolds of Pocatello. Idaho,
arrived yesterday on a visit to her sister,
Mrs. J. K. Hunter of East Pierce street.
Mrs. A. W. Shaffer, who has been visiting
her sister. Mrs J. W. Bell of Third avenue,
-tt jesteru for her home in Trenton,
Arthur Moore, an employe of the Sprague
Iron works, had the thumb and forefinger
of his 11 1 hand cut oft Saturday afternoon
while operating a lathe.
Mrs. W. A. Maurer is visiting In Chicago.
From there she will go to visit friends In
French Lick Sprintta, Ind., and Louisville,
Ky., before returning home.
The members of the muaic committee of j
tne First Congregational church will meet
this afternoon at j o clock at the residence
of Mrs. K. F. Watta. North First street.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Counch, former
, residents of Council Bluffs, are the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Atkins, enroute to
I f hlf hum. In AAltl With fmm A Vi.lt
The Board of County Supervisors will
meet today for the regular November ses
sion. The first work before the board will
be the canvassing of the vote cast at the
Mrs. John T. Pugh of Chicago, who has
been tbe guest of triends here; Miss Mary
Pool and Mrs. F. W. Miller of Oakland
avenue, are visiting Mrs. A. E. Gass in
Plattstnouth, Neb., for a few days,
Clarence H. Hafer and Howard Cutler
will leave Tuesday evening for Jackson
ville, Ore., where they go in the Interests
of the Iowa Lumber company. They ex
pect to spend several months in the logging
Detective Tom Call&ghan left yesterday
for Fort Scott, Kan., to appear as a wit
ness la the preliminary hearing of Otto
Herman, arrested In this city October 12 on
a charge of using the mails for fraudulent
Lottie Fadden, who was committed to St.
Bernard's hospital over a year ago by the
commissioners for the insane, after the
Nebraska, authorities declined to be respon-
Row Henrv n.i-on h. revive wnr'rt nf
th serious illness of his daughter, Mrs.
Anna McElrath of Randolph. Minn., who
recently underwent an operation for the
removal of a tumor. Mrs. McElrath is well
known in Council Bluffs, having been born
and reared here.
The Union Pacific has settled the suit of
Mrs. Sarah O'Neil, administratrix of the
estate of the late Henry u'Netl, for tofw.
O Neil waa a switchman in the employ of
the Lnlon faclnc In this city and was run
over and killed by a switch engine in the
local yards May U last. Mra. O'Neil sued
Mrs. W. H. Brown of Third avenue ts en
joying a visit from her sister, Mrs. K. J.
Harrison of Kansas City and her brother,
J. C. Stuart of Spokane, Wash. It is their
first meeting for twenty years. Mr. Stuart
is accompanied by his wife and Mrs. Har
rison by her granddaughter, Miss Ruth
Angel of Kansas City.
Rev. Harvey Hosteller returned Saturday
evening from Marshaiitown, where he ac
companied tbe remains of his wife, and
services were resumed yeeterdsy at the
Second Presbyterian church. At the even
ing service Rev. Hosteller took as the sub
ject of his sermon, "The Comforter," re
ferring to his recent bereavement.
Captain W. A. Hayes of 10CO Avenue A
was arrested last evening on cnmplalnt of
his wife and members of the family, who
charged him with beating them. A few
days ago aJi Information charging Hsyes
with intoxication was niea in justice
Bryant's court, where the case Is still pend
Iowa State Iwi Notes.
It waa no sooner Marshalltown'a turn
for a sensational story than the response
came in the shape ui tne exploits oi a
A minister at Waverly believes In govern
ment by Injunction, and has spplx-d for
one to restrain the Baptist church from
Investigating his character.
Bioux (It v la ma kins; some progress to
ward Duttinc on metropolitan airs and is
at leaat talking about providing illuminated
alrna nd push buttons on its street cars.
Woodburr county, of which Sioux City la
the capital. Is up against the constitu
tional limitation of indebtedness, and in
addition haa In four years Incurred a de
ficit of !ll,4-.
The funeral of Mrs. Maria A. Bubert at
Dubuaue cost her lo cents. She had lust
joined a funeral association that makes an
assessment or iv cents wnen a memoer ales
and had paid only one assessment.
The counties from which they are sent
will hereafter havs to pay the expense of
the whlkr soaks who are being confined
In great numbers In the insane asylums
under the new inebriate act. in only a
few rajMa can the costs be made out of the
chronic bums themselves.
Tbe Adams Expresa company has been so
forcibly impressed with demands of the
frohlbltion counties wnere prohibition is
n effect that it refuses to accept the de
cision of the state courts and wui continue
shipping liquor C. O. D. into Iowa, pending
its appeal to the federal courts.
SIAMESE PRINCE GETS ROSES
Caaatrraanai Greets Hlas la Kaaaaa
City aad Presents
KANSAS CITT, Nov. J. Ths crown prince
f Slam broke his western journey by a
two hours' stop here, tbe time being spent
la a drive through the city.
For tbe first time since landing at New
York, tbe prince was welcomed by a native
of Siam. Nal Luang, a student at tbe
Atchison (Kan.) college. He presented the
prince with a bouquet of pink chrysanthe
mums. The next atop will be at Colorado
Springs tomorrow, the best pert of the
day being alloted for sightseeing. r
A Mis Stanly lajare.
Or painfully hurt, burned, bruised or
wounded gets quick comfort from Bucklea's
Arnica Salvo. It conquers pain, tic For
sals by Kuha 4 Co,
TEST THE OLEO LAW IN IOWA
Etat Dairy OammisiioiieT Would Keep
Uocolored Praiact Out of 8tat
MARKET FOR MUCH OF PRODUCT INVOLVED
Eight Licensee ow Takes Oat Is
, Inwa Twa Sew Coart Haasee
Maria a Tew a ta
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DE3 MOINES, Nov. 9 (Special., Tbe
efforts of the manufacturers of oleomar
garine to enter Iowa under tbe new law
have sttrscted the attention of State Dairy
Commissioner Wright, who proposes mak
ing a test esse as soon as possible to de
termine whether the manufactured product
can be legally sold In Iowa, even though'
the government licenses are paid. Voder
the old law the companies practically aban.
doned any effort to sell oleo la Iowa,
as both the state and tbe federal law
discouraged it. Since the law has gone
Into force making It possible to secure a
government license to sell uncolored oleo
margarine on a license costing only It a
year, tbe makers have determined upon
an Invasion of Iowa, and leading grocers
and butchers here and In other cities of
the state have been Invited to take up
the sale of the goods. As yet no licenses
have been taken out by dealers In Du
buque, Davenport, Burlington, Marshall
town and Ottumwa. As soon as a dealer
takes out a government license tbe state
dairy commissioner Is notified and he goes
to the dealer and warns him that he must
comply strictly with the law. But there
Is a question as to whether the so-called
uncolored oleomargarine which is being
put on the market does not in fact violate
the Iowa law, which la more specific as to
color or resemblance to butter than the
federal law. As soon as there is a sale ie
Des Moines the state dairy commissioner
will bring suit to test this question. If
the Iowa law forbids the sale of the oleo
margarine which is being put on the mar
ket as uncolored, the companies will be
forced out of the state.
Appolat a ssperlor Jie.
The city of Oelwein. In Fayette county,
decided at the last election In favor of
having a superior court. A special law
was passed at the last session of the legis
lature allowing that city to have a su
perior court, but it was necessary that it
should be voted on first. Inasmuch as
they could not elect a judge at the same
election, the governor will soon sppolnt a
superior Judge for that court..
levva Balltlasr at Esaoelttoa.
The building committee of the St. Louis
Exposition commission has been called to
gether for next Tuesday for the purpose
of giving additional and more specific In
structions to architects as to what Is
wanted for the building for Iowa at the
St. Louis exposition. The architects of
Iowa have been lnvtted to submit plana
at a meeting to be held early In Decern
ber. but they have no Information as to
the size of the building, tbe purposes for
which it Is to be designed, the amount of
floor space or other details, and some of
the leading architects have asked that
some specific information on this subject
be given out.
Panes! College Plans.
The trustees of Parsons' college. Fair
field, have been called to meet at that
place on Tueaday of this week for the
purpose of deciding on the future of the
college. It Is probable that the college
will not be removed. After the fire of
last spring, which destroyed the main
building of the college, the trustees made
" wn that they would expect of the
people of Fairfield a considerable contribu
I tion to retain the college there, as there
were other cities with good offers for
removal. The city of Mount Pleasant,
which already has a college, made an offer
of SaO.OOO cash and site worth $10,000
Since then tbe citizens of Fairfield have
raised a large sum to offer to tbe trustees
for the endowment fund or to build a new
i k..nir.9 mA it i. iikiv that at ti mt
! building, and it is likely that at the meet
ing Tuesday It will be definitely deter
mined that the college shall not be re
moved from Fairfield. Ottumwa, Burling
ton and other cities contemplated making
offers for tbe college, but failed to do so,
New Iowa Ceart Hoanes.
The voters of Crawford county at the
election last week approved a proposal for
the erection of a new county court bouse
at Denlson. The same thing was d-ae
tn Appanoose county. In both of these
counties old and out-of-date court houses
are. In use. snd especially at CenterviUe
has there been a great deal of expense
and annoyance on accouat of tbe lack of a
good court house. In Henry county, owing
to local differences, the voters refused to
order the building of a county court house.
Moving: an Entire Town
It is not very often that an entire town
Is moved to a new site so that it may
be on the line of the railroad. This Is
what will s.-on happen to the little village
of Elkhart, in the north central part of
Polk county. Ed LaPlant of Marshall
town has been awarded the contract and
will begin work In the course of a couple
of weeks. There are about twenty-five
or thirty buildings In this little place. In
eluding both stores and residences. These
will be moved, one at a time, to the new
t?wns!te one mile west and a quarter of a
mile north, on the line of the Des Moines,
Iowa Falls 4 Northern. It Is expected that
It will take a better part of the winter to
complete tbe work.
TALKS OF NAVY FUEL SUPPLY
Adaslral Bradford Wants rant rssllig
Skips of Gaverasneat ta Carry
WASHINGTON. Nov. . In his annual
report Admiral Bradford, chief of the Bu
reau of Equipment and Repair of tbe Navy
department, takes occasion to renew his
protest against the substitution of a naval
constructor for a line officer at ship
A naval constructor, he ears, is a non
seagoing officer. Inquiries as to ths cus
tom of the merchant maiine In this matter
show that the construction of merchant
ships Is generally supervised by the most
experienced master mariner and chief en
gineer in tbe employ of the owners. It is
an anomaly to build a ship and prepare it
tor sea under the supervision of a lands
man. The report does not touch on tbe ques
tion of additional coaling statloas or wire
Ths total coal purchased during the year
waa $62,043 tons at an average cost of
$5.1 per ton, against $7.01 laat year. This
was ths lowest price paid for coal since
mi, when the average was $4 68. The
amount used was 'I per cent larger than
the preceding year. The amount of foreign
real purchased decreased 14 per cent, while
$4 per cent more domestic Coal was used.
Special attention Is called to the fact that
41 per cent of the consumption was for
Exhaustive tests were made during the
early part of the year by tbe torpedo boat
flotilla ont of Norfolk with Virginia coal
to determine which was best adapted for
the torpedo boats. The result showed little
difference when the coal was carefully se
lected. Admiral Bradford renews his recom-
menda'.Ion for tbe construction of two
large steam colliers cspsble of carrying
10,000 tons of coal as cargo and 1.0(0 tons
In bunkers, with accommrdation for a
naval personnel and liberal amount of
stores and a secondary battery. Such
ships would be very useful In peace or
war. They should be capable of twelve
knots when loaded and Would be econom
ical on long voyages at a speed of eight or
CLAIMING A LARGE ESTATE
Ptattsasaatk Bkaaamaa May Be Ike
Heir ta Several Mllllea
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb.. Nov. .(Spe
cial ) George E- Corey of Hendxicki.
Minn., who has been traveling over the
United States for three years hunting up
the heirs to the large estate left In Eng
land by Sir Francis E. Drake, visited In
this city yesterday. While in Denver he
learned from Mrs. George L. Etites. for
merly Miss Sarah Corey, that she was a
cousin of John Corey, who resides here.
and has been employed In tbe Burlington
shops for many years. If John Corey ran
produce sufficient proof to show that be
Is one of the legal heirs he will receive
between $1,000,000 and $14,000,000.
Sir Francis Drake was born In Crown-
dale. Devonshire, England, In 1545 and
died In January, 1598. He left a large es
tate, which tbe chancery court of England
placed In trust for the heirs. The estate
la valued at $109. 000.000 and consists of
$.420 seres of land, on which are .many
large mansions and smaller buildings, snd
Is located about twenty miles from Lon
don. Mr. Corey departed for Omaha and
expects to return to his home in Minne
sota. Hoars Brine Gawd Price.
8IDNET. Neb., Nov. . (Specisl.) At a
sale held at the Oberfelder ranch yesterdsy
at Lodge Pole Amos Meeker of Llewellyn,
Neb., purchased the celebrated Poland-
China boar. Bob Baxter, for $500. This Is
the highest price ever paid in western Ne
braska for a male pig- At the same sale
Walter Clark of Llewellyn bought the well
known Poland-China boar. General Price,
Sheriff Raids a Clak.
BEAVER CITT, Neb., Nov. 8. (Special
Telegram.) The sheriff made a raid last
night upon a place at Hendley. which was
operated as a club, complaint being made
by citizens of that city. Nine cases of beer
was confiscated and Will Hulchow, mana
ger of tbe place, put under arrest.
Fire la Railroad Saaply Hoase.
HASTINGS. Neb., Nov. . (Special)
The fire department was called down to
the B. & M. yards at 1 o'clock this morn
ing to extinguish a fire in the repair house.
Tbe loss was small.
BALL PLAYER IS MURDERED
Interferes wltk Wsrklsg Barglars,
Who Shoot aad Rak
POMEROT, O., Nor. 8. Harry Allemang,
who pitched In the Southern league this
season and who had signed with Cincinnati
for the coming ye?',, was shot and mor
tally wounded at &san, W. Va.. early
Ho had been out with friends and waa
returning home, when he found burglars
at work In the poetoffice. A sentry or
dered him to halt. No attention was psld
to the command and the sentry fired on
blm. The bullet entered bis back and
lodged in the left lung. The robbers then
took $9S0 from him and escaped.
till K.ees s taw
"During a period of poor health some time
ago I got a trial bottle of DeWitt'g Little
Early Risers," says Justice of the Peace
Adam Shook of New Lisbon. Ind. "I took
them and they did me so muck good I
have used them ever since." Sate, reliable
and gentle. DeWltt s Little Early Risers
neither gripe nor distress, but stimulate ths
liver and promote regular and easy action
of the bowels.
FORECAST 0FTHE WEATHER
Fair la Nebraska, kat Maek Colder
la Iowa May Be Looked
WASHINGTON. Nov. . Forecast:
Nebraska, North and South Dakota Fair
Monday and Tuesday.
Iowa Fair and much colder with cold
wave Monday: Tuesday, fair.
Illinois Rain In north, fair In south por
tlon. much colder Monday; Tuesday fair,
colder In extreme south portion: brisk
Kansas Fair in north, rain and much
colder In south portion Mondsy with a cold
wave; Tuesday, fair except rain in south
Missouri Rain and much colder Monday
with a cold wave in northwest portion
Montana Snow Monday and Tuesday.
Wyoming Snow and colder Monday
Colorado Rain and cold In east, fair la
west portion Monday; Tuesday, rain.
OFFICE CF THE WEATHER BT7P.E AtJ
OMAHA, Nov. . omclal record of tern
perature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding day of tbe last three
in. iw i
Maximum temperature ... 5 4 47 70
Minimum temperature .... 37 27 Jo o
Mean temperature K So
Precipitation T .00 .00 .VO
Record of temperature and precipitation
at Omaha for this day and since March L
Normal temperature 42
Excess for the day
Total excess since March 1 241
Normal precipitation 04 inch
DeficRncv for the day (4 inc
Total rairifall slice March 1 5 9 Inches
Ix-flc.ency since March 1 2.5s inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1S01 i.lt Inches
txcess fur cor. penoa, iJv i.u incn
Reports fresa stations at T P. M.
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CONDITION OF THE
North Platte, cloudy
Cheyenne, pertly cloudy...
Salt Lake City, cloudy ....
Rapid City, cloudy
Huron, partly cloudy
rhijMC. partly cloudy ....
St. Ivouis. partly cloudy ..
8c Paul, clear
Xansaa City, cloudy
ST SS T
24 2 .08
2b: 4J M
5"! 64 .00
tni t'M .00
24' v .
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( 4 T
64 t6 .OA
8' 74, .
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14 If .WO
:' 7s, .oo
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A WELSH,
Local Forecast Official.
REPARE FOR SAENGERFEST
8t Louis is Anticipating a Great Influx of I
PROGRAM OF MEETING ARRANGED
something af the History af the Sing-
In; Sorletles Which the Oer
aaaa Feople Have Made
ST. LOVIS, Nov. f Vigorous prepara
tions are now making for tbe thirty-first
national Saengerfest to be held la the lib
eral arts building on tbe St. Louis World s
fair grounds on June 17. IS. 19 and 20.
There will be a meeting of representative
cltlsena at the Mercantile club on Novem
ber II at S p. m., when addresses will be
made by prominent speakers, and ways
snd means formulated to rouse Interest In
he great festival and make It the great
and unprecedented success that it deserve
to be The meeting referred to has been
called by the World's fslr officials, the
mayor of the city, the president of tbe
Business Men's league, the president of the
Manufacturers' association and the presi
dent of the Thirty-first National Saenger
At the time when St. Louis singers de
parted to participate In the thirtieth Saen
gerfest, which was held In Buffalo In 1901,
the World's fair officials, the mayor of St.
Louis, the president of the Merchants' ex
change and the president of the Business
Men's league urged them to use all tbelr
Influence to have the National Saengerfest
association decide to make St. Louis and
the World's fair grounds the location of the
1903 festival. The St. Louis delegates went
lato the plan with patriotic vim and pride
and succeeded in gaining their point. The
World's fair city was declared to be the
next meeting place of the association.
When the World's fair waa subsequently
postponed to 1904 the officials persuaded
the national association to abide by the
decision of the delegates In 1901 to bold
he festival In St. Louis tn 1903, In tbe
liberal arte building, which. It Is confl-
ently expected, will be completed by that
time. Encouraged by the Interest taken
In the matter by the World's fair officials,
the Saengerfest board began preparations.
organised lta various standing committees,
incorporated under tbe name of the Thirty
first Saengerfest association, and estab-
shed headquarters In rooms S15 and SIS,
Progrrasa AH Arranged.
The program of the coming festival has
already been properly arranged. It will be
both In English and German.
There will be a reception concert the
first evening, in which the orchestra and
male choruses will participate, and alao so
los and grand mixed choruses, the Utter in
The following afternoon there will be a
matinee, with orchestra, solos, children's
choruses In English and choruses of Amer
ican societies. In addition there will be
wo grand evening concerts. The festival
will wind up with a big volksfest.
The main chorus will consist of about
,000 drilled male voices, the singers com
ing from all parts of the country, north,
south, east and west. The songs will be
rendered in an artistic, finished manner.
the singers having already been preparing
themselves for several months past, and 1
the effect of this grand massed singing; will
be heightened by the able conducting of
Profs. Richard Stempf and William Lange.
It is stated that aome of tbe most famous
singing societies of Germany will likewise
participate. The mixed choruses of sev
eral thousand local voice vill sing in Eng
lish and Include some of the best local
The musical committee is endeavoring to
secure a quartet of solo singers of not
only national, but international reputation,
regardless of cost. It will probably be re
membered by many St. Loulsans that when
the last national Saengerfest was held in
St. Louis, in 1S88, they had the pleasure
of hearing such eminent singers as LI 111
Lehmatm, Max Alvary, Emit Fischer, Emma
Juch and Anna Lankow.
A symphony orchestra of 200 of the lead
ing musicians of this country will be en
gaged under the leadership of a famous
director. It will be the strongest orchestra
ever heard Jn St. Louis. In connection with
this, it may be stated that. In 18S8, the
Thomas orchestra was brought from New
York to St. Louis at a cost of 112.400.
Ths liberal arts building, in which the
festival la to take place, will be one of the
most elegant structures on the World's
fslr grounds. It will be of grand, even Im
posing dimensions 7S0xS50 feet. The build
ing Is now under construction and will be
easily accessible and close to the Llndell
pavilion. The World's fair officials have
promised to have all transportation facili
ties in beet shspe.
The chief personal responsibility for the
management of the great festival rests in
the. hands of Mr. Otto F. Stlfel, as presi
dent of the Thirty-first National Saenger
fest association. He is assisted by an abl
staff of officers, most of whom hsve bad
valuable experience in affairs of this kind
and magnitude, and may be relied upon "to
do tbelr utmost in making the saengerfest
what it ought to be and what it promises
to be one of the greatest, most artlstle
triumphs of the World's fair period la St.
Sketek of Orgaalantlon.
Ths following brief historical sketch ol
the origin and growth of the German male
chorus and of tbe North American saen
gerbund may be- of Interest to readers:
The secular male chorus rendering songs
in four parts was Introduced In Germany
by the organist of the cathedral at Salz
burg, Michael Haydn, who published In the
year 178S the first German "Male Quartets
The example of Haydn was followed by
Naegell (born 1773) In SwUzerland, L. V,
CalU bom 177) in Vienna, and Carl Fried -
rich Zelter (born 1758) In Berlin. The lat
ter, with the advice of the poet, Goethe
founded December li. 1808, at Berlin, the
first German singing club for male voices.
which consisted exclusively of poets, com
posers and singers, and was called "Lieder
tafel." modeled after King Arthur's
"Knights of the Round Table."
Soon afterward the war of liberation
began, during which the olii bards, "heroes
and singers alike," rose sgaln from tbe
ranks of the people; Koerner, Schenken
dorf and Arndt wrote their patriotic and
war eocgs; Carl Maria von Weber, Reich'
ardt, Silcher, Kruetxer and others com
posed for tbe male chorus their songs la
four parts aad gave to tbe German people
a new treasury of excellent vocal music.
Increasing thereby considerably the cum
ber of papular songs inherited from former
centuries. These songs, repeated lnnu
merable times, brought consolation and
comfort during the many days of afflic
tion, kept alive In the minds of the people
ths greatness of their fatherland, reminded
ths German tribes that they were of '.he
same stock and created, fully fifty years
before the regeneration of the German em
pire. a "Germany of Hearts."
The "Liedertafel," founded by Zelter la
Berlin, was soon followed by similar clubs
In Frankfurt-oa-tbe-Oder, Lelpsie and other
cities. Neighboring societies visited ons
another: associations of districts and stales
were established for (he purpose of oc
casionally bringing together greater Bum
bers of singers aad of holding song fes
tivals. Finally, la August, l&li, ths "First
, Mmr jSJor breakfast
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The Perfect rood"
Far BRAIN and ClUSGLE
MALTA-VITA, the perfect food lor old aad young,
tick or well.
MALT A-VITA contaim more nutrition, more tissue
building; qualities, more nerve stimulant than is found ia any
A regular diet of Malt-Vlta for breakfast and supper
will remove the cause of Insomnia and dyspepsia.
It Sjtveg health, strength and happinefi.
MJlLTJl'VlTJt1 needs no cooking.
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Toroata, Cam, MAITA-TITA FCRE
General German Sangerfest" was held st
Wursburg In Bavaria, and in the year 1862
the "General German Saengerbund'' was
founded at Coburg.
Crosses tbe Ocean.
With tbe ships that carried the emigrants
from the old world to the new, German
song crossed tbe ocean to keep awake in '
the new fatherland the reminiscences of
the old and td help to teach its youth by j
means of sweet melodies the language of .
the fathers and to preserve the mother
Tbe "Philadelphia Maennerchor," still in
existence. Is considered the oldest male
chorus In tbe United States. It was founded
in 1835 and was followed by tbe Lieder
kranx of Baltimore and the Liederkranz of
The first German song festival in Amer
ica, which was at the same lme the oc
casion of the foundation of the North Amer
ican saenserbund. took Dlace in June. 1849.
There were present at this gathering :
three singing societies from Cincinnati, a
society from Madison, Ind., the Lieder
kranz from Louisville, Ky., and a delega
tion of the Columbus Maennerchor, Colum
From 1849 to' tbe beginning of the civil
war the festivals of ths North American
ssengerbund took place annually In differ
ent citiea, as shown by this table.
1. Cincinnati, O...
t. Louisville. Ky..
S. Cincinnati. O...
4. Columbus. O....
6. Liayton, O
C. Canton, O
7. Cleveland. O....
8. Cincinnati. ()...
S. Detroit. Micn..
10. Pittsburg, Pa...
11. Cleveland. O....
li Buffalo, N. T..
On account of the great extension of the
country and tbe poor accommodations for
traveling the New Tork A Erie railroad
did not reach Dunkirk before 1831, and tho
Baltimore Ohio did not reach Wheeling
before 1853 the foundation of several asso
ciations or unions of singers became neces
sary. And so came into existence, besides
the North American tho oldest asoocia
tlon, the Northeastern saen gerbund In
1850; the German-Texan in 1852 and the
Northwestern ssengerbund in 1855, etc.
After the civil war the festivals of the
North American ssengerbund were held
during great intervals:
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1S 31 o
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18T1 62 1
1S74 66 l.
1S77 XI l.tsiO
1M7 SK 1,1.)
ltxl 46 10
lsKJ 73 2.1'"J
IbSi 85 2.4s2
IS. Columbus, O
14. Louisville. Ky
15. Indianapolis, Ind...
1. Chicago, 111
17. Cincinnati. O
IK. St. Louis. Mo
IS. Cleveland, O
. Louisville. Ky
SI. Cinclnnstl. O
n. Chicago, 111
n cJ x: V
A. Milwaukee. !....
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It Cools, Soottes aci Cures all Burns, Cuts, Brutes, Sprains,
Insect Bites and Swelling? instantly, by sweating cut the Ferer
and Loflammation. Every Mother should keep a bcttk of
PARACAMPH in the house &t all times. It prevents Pain,.
Trouble and Worry. "
Every bottk is g-uaranUcd' to satisfy or naoory rcfunici.
BOLD ONLY IN 2 So.. 60c. and SI OO BOTTLBS. .
AT ALL GOOD DBDOGlhTS.
roit SALJC BY KlUX CO,
mrw an a -
FOOD CO. Battls Creek Mich.
5K. St Louis. Mo liS SO 2.I9S
2. New Orleans. La l-i M 1.7"9
IT. Olevelard, O 1 Wi t.?d
2 Pittsburg. Pa 1MJ W 2.1
. Cincinnati. O IV l?l 2.757
80. Buffalo, N. Y liwl I'M 2,704
Improve Organism ion.
For many years the necessity had mads
Itself felt that tbe North American Saen
gerbund organization be made stronger and
permanent. It bad been a rather loose or
ganization that dissolved after each festi
val and that had to be brought together
again through agitation on the part of each
new festal city. In Cleveland, therefore,
a committee was appointed for the purpose
of preparing a new constitution. The re
port of this committee was adopted la
Pittsburg, and thereby was created, be
sides tbe committee of tbe festal city, a
governing board of the association, whose
members, in the majority, resided in those
cities at which the last festival of tha
union had been held, so that tbe adminis
tration had at their command the experi
ence of the past and tbe personal connec
tions with tbe societies in the different
parts of the country.
In June, 1S99, the North American Saen
gerfest celebrated at its place of birth,
Cincinnati, its golden jubilee, at which 120
societies and 2.757 singers appeared aad
were offered cordial congratulations from
all large associations of singers of this
country snd likewise from the "General
German Sacngcrbund" In Germany. The
perfect rendering of tbe mass choruses
formed the crown of the Jubilee festival
of tbe union snd a worthy conclusion of
the first half century of Its existence.
In Cincinnati also tbe perfection of the
permanent union made much progress. The
constitution as adopted in Pittsburg did
not stand the test in many ways, because
several reforms, for a long time acknowl
edged to be necessary, were disregarded
and many laws only admissible for a loose
organization were tn force in this perma
nent association. Taking in consideration
these ci cumstances, the president of the
association, J. Hanno Deiler, submitted at
Cinclnna'i a draft of a new constitution,
which vt5 accepted without any material
changes by the session of ths delegates of
ROBBERS BLOW UP BUILDING
Seek Valaaalea la Safes aad Wreck
Whole Office -wltk Dyaa
mlte. PITTPBCRO, Nov. . At an early bout
this morning the office of Walker A Etrat
man, soap manufacturers on Herr's Island,
was looted by burglars. Two of the four
safes in the office were dynamited, about
fS00 stolen and fully $(,004 damage done tsj
No clew to tbe robbers has been found.
I will use
13TH AHU DOlbLAS T, OMAHA,
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