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First issue of the Lincoln Daily Star, 2 Oct 1902 - r : ( f . I - at, I I i: THE LINCOLN DAILY STAR...
r : ( f . I - at, I I i: THE LINCOLN DAILY STAR f very Ivenln liPt Saay. : . to It pteei. . imvzRD bt CAiiun, jo cEirrs a wftx I MAIL, - . . u.oo A TEAK THE WEATHER, . For " Nebraska Generally fair tonight tonight and Friday, except threatening In south portion; warmer In northwest, northwest, and cooler in southeast portions trtnlerltf; variable winds. 1 i ' 1 u .FIKST YEAH. NUMBER 1. LLCt)I. NKJ5KASKA, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBKR l 192 : -V -V , H M : : : TWO CENTS. c" It f I t -4 -4 J 1 A COLLEGE If FIRE Thf NicSfBuildihg Was Destroyed Destroyed This Morning and - Several Firms Lose, TOTAL IS ABOUT $1 1,000 A Dentist Vulcanizing Teeth , Caused the Blaze. Burned Building Contained the Post-office Post-office Post-office Insurance Coven About . Half the Damage One Firm's -" -" " , Loss $6,000. "' ' , Fire this morning; destroyed the Nl-' Nl-' Nl-' cola building, at College View. The loss 'amounts to $11,000. "Shout $5,000 is Covered by insurance. The building building was a frame structure, two stories stories high, covered with an Iron veneer, Imitating brick work.' It cost $32,000 to build a year ago last March. Tho one on that site at that time was burned. The Insurance on the building destroyed this morning is $2,500, car-' car-' car-' rled by the Nebraska ; Mercantile of .. Lincoln. ' ''"..',';'. The largest losers are , Brown & Bradley, who conducted general merchandise merchandise store. Their stock was valued valued at: $6,000. T'0 policies covered $2,500 insurance W it. The Columbia Fire of Lincoln issued one policy for $1,250, and the German Insurance, of Freeport had another of equal amount. What little merchandise was saved was carried into an empty store building building across the street. Flaker's hotel and ice cream parlor, occupied one room on the lower floor and part of the second story. Their : loss will be about $S0O, with no. Insurance. Insurance. " John P.eeder had a harness shop in the basement. His entire stock, valued valued at $600, was saved. Z. jft Nicola, postmaster, saved the new fixtures which occupied a -room -room on the first floor. T-he T-he T-he fixtures were moved into Perry's bakery, and' the morning mall distributed with 1 but short loss of time." ""("'," .' : The cause of the flr,e was a gasoline gasoline stove explosion. Dr. Frasier, a 1 fr eilll2f ws vulcanizing, a set. of teeth Will, lliw noaiDiamn. t buiuii n," stove. The stove exploded, i and . Dr. Frasier was severely burned on his right hand. His wife sustained Injuries' Injuries' In the shape of burns while. attempting attempting to save a part of the goods. Dr. tFrasier's loss amounts to $1,000, with no insurance. The building was the largest in College College View aside from the Union College buildings. It took about thirty minutes minutes for the fire to burn everything, A tall chimney stood for a while longer, but fell. Several small boys who' were playing truant from school were narrowly narrowly missed by the flying bricks. The iron reneer on the building Is fell that saved the three other store buildings adjacent from being burned. The metal caused the flames to keep within the area of the building after the manner of a huge iron stove. The heat from the red hot Iron scorched and peeled the paint oft the bulldlnts across the street. There Is-absolutely Is-absolutely Is-absolutely no fire-protection fire-protection fire-protection fire-protection at College View.' The chemical engine, which is a pboraffatr at best, was broken; . A small hook and ladder ladder truck, resembling two paint ladders ladders strung across a wheelbarrow, was hauled out by the small boj-s.he boj-s.he boj-s.he boys had! great sport pulling the affair up the street "twoor three blocks and making an imitation un for the fire. , "Here comes the Are" department from Lincoln," the leader would shout, and amid the noise of their own Jap- Jap- plause they would run as fast as tln-y tln-y tln-y could straight for the fire, making a "quick get away" when the heat Jid flames burst out toward them. No attempt was made to get the fire (department from Lincoln. There --was --was --was no time, for the Are burned swIMy. If a steamer and hose cart could have reached the fire in time there was 800-barrel 800-barrel 800-barrel cistern full of water within a hundred feet of the fire, whlih might have been used with some effect After the school boys had eaten the ' contents .of .their dinner buckets and had tired of the sport of Imitating the Lincoln fire department, they dug up a barrel of scorched apples and a bunch of burned bananas. The people of College View who failed to visit the store early and cure provision for the: family table for today found some difficulty In getting getting dinner., II. Fogelson, who ruin the only other general store In College. View, had closed his establishment. On the door was a sign stating that owing to the fact that today Is the Jewish "f New Tear and a holiday for him ami hi race, his store would be. closed uli day. ' '' I, - . . . R0BBER9 AT WAVERLY, NEB Drug Store and Merchandise '6tore Ware Entered. : '(To the Lincoln flally War.) Waverly, Neb., Ort.'2.-A Ort.'2.-A Ort.'2.-A 1rtig store and a general merchandise store In this place Were entered by .burglars last night, and property to a-' a-' a-' considerable amount was stolen. There -tin -tin H. heen no estimate if. the tois.-nc4-t1ere tois.-nc4-t1ere tois.-nc4-t1ere tois.-nc4-t1ere tois.-nc4-t1ere is HO tracaT.of the burglars, " X " RAISfTHEIR SALARIES' Chanotllor Andrew! Deolares Nebraska Nebraska Teaohers Ara Un derpaid, ' '" ' - - - ' ' "The pay of everv srhml rt In If, country districts f Nebraska Should be rnlsd 15 month Immediately'! Immediately'! snld Chancellor Y lmninmln Andrew of the L'nlveraitr W Nebraska Nebraska to The IMlly War,. "The average Bay of the couDtry teacher in Nebras ka' is $30 a . month:""Iu some of the districts in the western part of the state liiey perhaps cannot afford to pay move. The eastern, part of ttw state- state- Is. a rich country and;they pay their teachers poorly. "' r " "Th plea ' that N.chraska is a poor, state flnanoUOly-ean flnanoUOly-ean flnanoUOly-ean no longer be put forth. The eastern countie constitute constitute as rich an agricultural country as can be found anywhere. "TK8 -wonder -wonder Is that teachers can.be secured at the price. The pay all over the state Is low. It Is not the country districts alone that are poorly paid. Home of the larger county seat towns offer but little more. young man or woman will spend foul years preparing to become an efficient efficient teacher and then is compelled to. accept $30 or $35 a month for services. What other profession or trade even pays as little as that after a four years' apprenticeship? , "1. would like to see the newspapers take up a reform movement In this direction direction and have it bear fruit. State Superintendent Fowler Is a good man. I know of .no better anywhere filling a like position. He Is not bound by tradition tradition and is doing good work -towaTd -towaTd the advancement of the standard of Nebraska's schools. He, too, I think, would be interested in such a movement. movement. . . "Of course each district determines the amount of pay that shall be given to each teacher.' There Is where the reform will' have To be accomplished. If Geneva or nearby districts should offer hetter wages then Central City would likely pay more, The two towns I mention only In a figurative sense because because they came into my mind first." ROBBED A BANICT . ? Armed Men at Norman," Nob., 'Tiok - About $1,000 Early Thia . . Morning. '- '- ; (To the Lincoln Daily Star.) - Mlnden, Neb., Oct. 2. The sate In the bank at Norman, eight miles southeast' of this place, was blown open by robbers at 12:30 o'clock this morning. "The robbers, four in number,' number,' secured about $1,000 in cash and terrorized the entire town. - y - Many persons saw them -at-work -at-work -at-work -at-work and had to, stand by helpless, for the robbers robbers were -well -well armed and threatened to kill any one who interfered. The robbers did the work with great cleverness. cleverness. Part of the building was taken taken away by the force Of the explosion. As soon as the presence of the bandits bandits became known the visitors stationed stationed jtrrned guards. These were explicit explicit in the statements 'of what they would do in case there was any Interference. Interference. Their threats awed the braver element of the population and-gradually and-gradually and-gradually the citizens were driven hv doors. The robbers had no difficulty in escaping escaping as soon as the bank was pillaged.1 pillaged.1 They had disappeared before any of the citizens ventured forth again. - .Armed men are In pursuit of the robbers and the county1 authorities will make every effort to capture them, . , . , GIRL TOSSED BY A BULL Want Into Pasture to Drive the Calf . "" '"d Dog Encouraged . (i -T- -T- -T- . the EuTl. .?"K' ' . (To the Lincoln Dally Star.) Nebraska City, Neb., Oct. 2. Edna Brunt, the thirteen-year-old thirteen-year-old thirteen-year-old thirteen-year-old thirteen-year-old daughter of Ludwlg Brunt, who lives two miles from this city, was seriously Injured by a bull yesterday evening. . The animal tossed her in-the in-the in-the air a dozen- dozen- times, Inflicting twenty-two twenty-two twenty-two gashes on her body and stripped the clothing from her person. She was . rescued by her father, -"T" -"T" ;;T " - Edna went Into, her father's pasture to drive in a calf. She took a dog with her. Tne1atterteganbarklng-nnd Tne1atterteganbarklng-nnd Tne1atterteganbarklng-nnd frlBklng about the calf's heels. This enraged the bull, but instead of attacking attacking the dog the animal rushed upon the girt- girt- ' She was brought to Nebraska City and placed in charge of ,a physician. An examination showed that her shoulder shoulder blade was broken and the doctors suspe'et that there '"'are Internal Injuries. Injuries. It Is thought that she will re-co re-co re-co er. i AN EYE WITNESS. DENIES IT. Teatimony in G'ailaugher Trial Favors . State's Can. Pa Moines, In., Oct. t. Charles Holad i, co-defendant, co-defendant, co-defendant, admitted at the Galiaighcr murder ut Iowa City to-ilny to-ilny to-ilny tl at he was with Mrs. Gallaugher it th Gallaugher home. the night of the u. irder of her husband,' but denied, denied, fiat he entered tlye housek and Halme I that he fled an hur-betore hur-betore hur-betore the crime. The - atatp ment of Mrs. rial-luughnr rial-luughnr rial-luughnr that she did pot meet Ilolada lo di 'S before' the murder vas posU lively enied by an eye witness of the netii1J vThe state rested its case at 1 1 0' ill. ' ' ' A 0 MOCRATIC CONVENflON. Caa C unty Organization , Will Norn!- Norn!- nata Candidates. U - H' 'the Lincoln-tU!y Lincoln-tU!y Lincoln-tU!y Star.) -. -. I'i.tt( nouth, Neb., ')ct. 2. The Pern Pern crac.0f cass county Is holding Its et .n vwt i m here today. One .senator, Uvo rene!pntatlves, one county tutor, n.v snrt a county commlsnloner Cot thjcrte.'ojd coramlssloger dlatrlct will t4 nmli(itod. The convention Is be-Ihfc- be-Ihfc- be-Ihfc- be-Ihfc- ield In the district court room at th omi houso, And went Into session at y,ock this afternoon, with. J. (V. Ka ter as chairman and II. it. : a i B""'(,iary,, : v Rapublican Club Meeting.- Meeting.- Mi tnbfm o( -young -young Ml'n'S rtepub-lli-!t rtepub-lli-!t rtepub-lli-!t rtepub-lli-!t rtepub-lli-!t riut nipt Inst night In regular on a; , the LIm1,.'h hotel and Ilst-"' Ilst-"' Ilst-"' lo yeerhes tryide by Kit hard i N HI ant J, (', p( McWesson, who (lis-' (lis-' (lis-' '? ' p"I'lKn w.i k. It was Ue-lHi' Ue-lHi' Ue-lHi' r'ifer with the comity central "'" ,"'"" '''gnrdliig a public trie-cling trie-cling trie-cling t I) V li!d s.,rii. thhS between Oi tobcr 2- 2- ittitl fri jlr,r 2- 2- iirw,jpnt Walton t Iohpris J. F, McKessnn and V trg' i nrij,,.,, prf, Wpi,.(p,j tf, nill a :!, rp.erts for the meeting, . ke B kt Go.l to Peru. i "o'-'r "o'-'r "o'-'r .,ti K, J, lhirkntt Wt.this mi rut g ffj i rery-whu-e rery-whu-e rery-whu-e rery-whu-e rery-whu-e he. wlh de-lit de-lit de-lit I'M d regs tunght A STATUE OF LINCOLN Prnnnsitinn tn Frpd a Fine .. Monument in the State ' ' House Grounds. A "MOVEMENT. UNDER .WAY Estimated Cost of the Statue , ' Is $25,000.00. ; Several Persons .Interested Progreea of. the City Engaged In Prellmi "' ; nary Work. ," - In the Ara ' A statue of Abraham Lincoln, life size, the work of one of the best sculp tors In the world, to adorn- adorn- the state several' persons interested la:.the: t)rog-reA t)rog-reA t)rog-reA of the city. Plans are under discussion discussion for the organization of a state association tp take charge of the mat ter. The statue, as conceived by the originators of the . project, will cost about $25,000. For the last three years the Idea has been fosteed. by persons who believe that the 'commercial development 'of Lincoln merits some memorial of the martyred President from whom the city takes its name. Besides, they assert. the capital city Is devoid of parks, stat ues or fountains. The Lincoln statue would be the proper work of art for a position ort, the state house grounds. DiscussionXof the project has reached such' an advanced stage that the prime movers are thinking of calling a meeting meeting to organize a" state association. Said a Lincoln man who has given the subject subject considerable attention! "I believe that a state association should be organized having for Its object object the erection of the statue. The or ganization should be aT state one De- De- cause the whole people of Nebraska will naturally want to aid tne enterprise. A meewng should be. held and the or ganization! perfected, .A clerk should be seiectea to execute tne airecnons oi a board of trustees.. The latter should consist of.t'be most distinguished citizens, citizens, leaders'tn finance, politics and religion. religion. In ordeKthat the movement may have the dignltjand consideration due Its importance. ' - "In each countyNpf the state branch organizations could be started. Public schools, lodges, clubs and societies might want to help, and arrangements should be made for'taktun prlvatesub-scrlptlons'. prlvatesub-scrlptlons'. prlvatesub-scrlptlons'. The legislature will meet this winter, and the matter should be fully explained to the members. It would, of course, be natural tnat the legislatorashould make a liberal appropriation. appropriation. ''Several of the lending sculptors of the world -have -have already been consulted. It Is St. Qaudiens, I believe, who estimates estimates the probable cost of the statue at J25.000. Funds would have o be raised and an advance made to the sculptor. The trustees would have to obligate themselves severally and individually individually for the balance, and sums would probably have to be made from time to time until the statue could be finished. "As for the need of the memorial to Lincoln's namesake, there will be no dispute,.! am sure. The capital city is sadly deficient in the way pf.artls-. pf.artls-. pf.artls-. tic improvements. There Is no park. At present there is but one fountain In process' of construction. Nothing could be more appropriate than a statue and no one should be considered before the namesake t the city. A statue of Lincoln. would be far more appropriate appropriate here than In Lincoln park, Chicago. "In Washington, Uoaton, Baltimore arid other leading cities of the east the statues are among the most beautiful features.' Admirers of pictures and the work of sculptors In Lincoln are unanimous unanimous in their praise of the project "The essentkil thing Is to start right. The leaders In the movement should be patriotic and free from all factional differences. The trustees and workers in the association should make the undertaking non-partisan. non-partisan. non-partisan. If these pre cautions are taken the enterprise carv not fail." ...... . "The newspapers should be enlisted first of all, and I hope The Dally Star. win give tne matter all possible pub liclty." A meeting of those interested In the Lincoln- Lincoln- memorial statue will be held in the near future. AN IOWA BISHOP ON DIVORCE. Only One Excuse WHl Be Recognized for Seoond Marriages. (To the Associated Prens.) '. Dsvennort, Iowa, Oct. 2. Itlshop Thcodor6 N. Morrison, . in .a clrculnr letter Jist Issued to the clergy and latty of the. Iowa Episcopal church, announces that hereafter he will not go behind the recof It of the courts In divorce cases. Divorced persons who have secured- secured- decrees on any other ground but infidelity are prohibited from marrying again. .The practice of hearing testimony of Infidelity at the request of the divorcee, who has fnjM to plead statutory grounds is BboIlshiiU. . . .. . , f i n - MORTGAGES BEING RAISED, Otoa County Farmers Pay Up Old In 1 cutnbraneea. (To the Lincoln Lrtlty Blur.) ' Nebraska City. Oct. 2. The Septem ber report of. the recorder of deeds shows that mortgages to the amount of $11,h12.67 were wiped out In this county last month. On country prop erty eight mortgages amounting to tW.fiOO Were filed. Twenty-two, Twenty-two, Twenty-two, aggregating aggregating $58.026,' were released. Twelve mortgages were filed on city property, the total amount being $0,2nfl. Mort gages released amounted to $9,652.57. N Lynching at Pierced - rtcports persistently circulated . In Lincoln tod.iy described In detail the death of Gottlieb Nlegenflnd, the lirrci" county murderer, at tha-aila tha-aila tha-aila of a mob. The county ajitHoiilles st Pierre deny these1 rumors, and sny that there wns nt demonstration what ever when Sheriff Jones arrived, yes tfiilny with hi prisoner. '.The prelim Inhry hearing will Tnk place next Monday, and no trouble it anticipated, A WORD ABOUT THE 8TAR. On of the Finest Presses in the Country Country ia Building for it. There Is building in the factory of Waiter Scott A Co.. at Pluinfleld, N. J., one of the finest printing presses .iMrvthe country and a, piece of work that will be better than any other newspaper newspaper machinery west of Chicago.. This printing press is the property of The Lincoln Daily Star and will be placed in The Star's handsome new building at the- the- corner vof Eleventh and M street's. No newspaper plant In the west wHl be better equipped for rapid and artistic press work than wilt 'The Star after Ihle press Is Installed. , ' This issue of Thegtar Is -printed -printed upon a good, modern perfer-Uiic perfer-Uiic perfer-Uiic press; and succeeding editions will be!pTtnted on It until about November 15, when the new press la to be placed in the building. After that time it will be possible to handl Jiila end of 'the me chanlcal work ' connected .with the preparation of the newspaper much more rapidly than it can be handled now. The Star makes its appearance under circumstances that "would readily be apreclated by anyone visiting the new plant. This edition has been prepared iu the midst of a medley' of hammering and sawing, planing .and chopping, with art accompaning odor of.jialnts and oils and the presence of many workmen busily engaged in" finishing The Star's splendid home. The work is being done sov thoroughly and the finishing of the building la of such a kind that more time has been . fcon-sumed fcon-sumed fcon-sumed in the final stages of the construction construction than wSs anticipated when the work began. After It is all done The Star will have an inviting" home, where its friends may see the process a modern newspaper office employs in giving the information of the day to Its readers. . , The Star's new press Is the Scott company's latest pattern, and affords a marvelous combination of speed, accuracy accuracy and good prlnttng. It is of the double-deck double-deck double-deck design, with ftn additional deck for a color different from the black in' which the body of the, paper is printed. This machine will print every one of The Star's pagea, which will be from, eight to sixteen, at the same time and will deliver the papers printed, folded and counted ready for i he force of mailing clerks who will rush them to the trains or".deliver them to the carriers for city subscrib ers. r "Within a very few days the building will be entirely completed, and at the end of a few weeks the mechanical department will have been made com plete. Until that time The Star will overcome the difficulties and . present toltg readers each day a complete newspaper, well printed and on time. THE feAAnrfflE IS GOOD Panama Courtael'Saye Perfect" Chain of Proof If' In Mr. Knox'a Hands. (To the Associated P-eR-O P-eR-O P-eR-O P-eR-O P-eR-O . New -York, -York, Oot. i. William Nelsun Cromwell general counsel for the new PanamaCanal company, who has returnedfrom returnedfrom Paris, says he delivered to Attorney . Oeneral Knox ' in Paris every conveyance, decree, concession or other document relating to the properties properties of the new Panama Canal company company from Its inception In 1878,' showing showing a complete and perfect chain -, -, of title in the new Panama Canal company, company, and Its unquestionable power to convey the canal, the plant, concessions concessions and other property to the United States, free and clear of all liens or claims of any kind. tiu POST SOLDIERS TO GUARD Unknown Men Hurl Rooks at Deputies Deputies and Militia Pro- Pro- , 1 taction Given. Mt. Carmel, Fa., Oct 2. Owing to a crowdj of unknown men hurling rocks at. the deputies at Rlghter's colliery last night, a company of soldiers was posted at the mine today, while another another Company was taken to Hhamokln on a special train to prevent the pic kets kets from stopping non-unionists non-unionists non-unionists from going to work at the Reading and other other collieries. Two special trains were placed on the Re adlng and North' Central Central railroads last nlgbt ao that troops tan bo rushed to any collieries In Northumberland county In case ... the mobs try to rsid the mines. - -M' -M' ADVERTISERS' BULLETIN tThe following firms have Important advertising announcements in today's Star: - Fitz Gerald Dry Gooilt Co New ar-. ar-. ar-. rival! In silks and special walstlngs. Ewing Clothing Co TnKortmade Overcoat Overcoat and boys' xlothlng. ' Herpoleheimer "' 4. ' Co Department store, new fall and winter goods'. Ha.ll Steele furnaces for soft coal. : Hardy Furniture Co Carpets aqd rugs snaps In dressers, i Fred Schmidt A Bro, KU glove reception reception j men's shoes,. Miller 4 Paina W.alst material and dressy gowns. 0. Steele Keduc.ed prices In fur g.ir- g.ir- net. . ' ' " RudgeeY Guenrel Co Special combination combination on hard coal, ,T Armstrong Clothing House Specials In men's full, suits. Farmr' Grocery Co Special grocery comblnaliam. ' Oriental Tea and Coffee Cov Fine fen and COffea) at special price!'" - Preeoott Musio Co Star piano gale. 1 A. M. Davie Co Threepiei'i,cnamhor suit, solid oak, J)5.r,0, ' : i Mirf Broa Oetoiier Fair, at their lor. HpeclaJ Una uf men's suits and overcoats. COAL MAKES BIG IIP Scarcity of Fuel And Dealers Cannot Fill Future ...' , Orders." MINERS BOOSTING PRICES The People Are Buying Soft Coal Stoves. ' Mines in Arkanaat Idle Railroada j Can Not- Not- Move .Western. Coal Lin- Lin- coin Daalera Talk of Rata '" " , Discrimination. ' The coal future of Lincoln Is one of 'cloubt and uncertainty. All coals have once more, bounded skyward-and skyward-and skyward-and arw selling; " isow::on:the;:pmuha -schedule -schedule throughout. "Pennsylvania anthracite Is at $15, where It has, doubtless, reached a final standstill. There is no more to be had of baseburner size unless a few. orders registered for future delivery remain uncalled for. One dealer figures figures that there are about three hundred hundred tons of Pennsylvania furnace hard coal In the bins, which will be available?, available?, but when that Is consumed the people will have to resortto-some-thlng resortto-some-thlng resortto-some-thlng resortto-some-thlng resortto-some-thlng else. Colorado anthrjwJtfi- anthrjwJtfi- has gone up from $12 to $14. This flhaf Jump In f rices was a performance brought about at a meeting of the coal dealers held this week. ' r - " Bituminous coal miners have been gradually boosting the prices- prices- of their product It Is for this reason that the Lincoln dealers feel called upon to do likewise. The most serious aspect of the situation is the fact that cars are scarce. The coal 'cannot be carried away from the mines as it should be. SCARCITY, OF CARS. Of late the mines In Arkansas have been working only half time. Thia is because too few cars are available to take .care of the mineral. Crops are abundant, and the prospect is that the railroads Boon will have even more work to do. This will still further crowd the cars anc coal shipments will be almost if not entirely at a standstill. Only such cara as are needful to carry the coal supplies of the railroads will be apportioned to the mines and this will leave domestic traffic In tne lurch Between North Platte and Rock Springs, Wyo.,' nearly a thousand cars of coal along the Lnlon Pacific are lying idle on the sidetracks because, with the movement of stock now under way, it Is Impossible to furnish the motive power necessary to move them. Only such of It is touched as it Is needed by. the railroad for Its own use. Colorado coal Is moving a little more freely and all the . local coal dealers are stocking up as rapidly as possible for future exigencies. Since most of them are very well supplied already with soft coal they do not fear a' famine famine in the city .though some persons are rathep nervous, -What -What ttie future will unfold In way of prices cannot be foretold. Some dealers predict another sharp ' rise In all stocks by the time severe cold weather arrives. , It de pends upon theablllty of the railroads to fill orders for delivery and upon the prices which the coal miners will ex act In the future weeks., Since they have the power, owing to Pennsylvania complications, there is no telling what they will do, CAN'T BUY HARD COAL. , No more Pennsylvania anthracite will be brought Into the city until ong after the miners have resumed work. Soft coal, western anthracite, wood and cdke remain possessors of the field and those who left barren their bins until the present time must take what they' can got. Tardy ones have rushed Into the coal offices In the past two weeks clamorous to secure Pennsylvania hard coal, only to discover that their money was worthless. - Offers of as much as $2i- $2i- a ton .have been calmly and deliberately deliberately rejected. It was In - each Instance a case of Impossibility. I ault finders who have berated the Lincoln coal dualerr In by-gone by-gone by-gone Months should be reminded of a thin or two, retort the latter. It may be difficult, for them to convince themselves themselves that the local men' are philanthropists, philanthropists, but perhaps they can reach that pitch of conviction, If they try hard enough.. In New York the price his been as high as $20 while In Chicago Chicago and - Milwaukee It has ranged about $25. In Omaha It has been selling selling or twef weeks at $15. But In Lincoln, where practically the whole supply since June has been In the- the- hands of less than half a - dozen dealers the price has been slow to soar. In spile of the fact that h-extrr h-extrr h-extrr freight t.) Lincoln should add to the figure Ihey have brought.lt up only grailu-' grailu-' grailu-' ally and have still kept It low longer" than any eastern dealers. Not only that, but they announced during .mid summer that It was Impossible to get In n.ors Pennsylvania coal,, that the price was sure, to advance, and Hint tiro time to buy -was -was then, while It wan $.50. They feel how that thnao who fulled to get In an early supply merit their discomfiture. ' .r. - SOFT COAL STATIONARY. The strangest feature of the situation situation Is the fact that soft ccml has remained remained statliitinry so long. The slilftllig of lh demand to this pif3u'ct several weeks ago ought to have brought It up, In the opinion of Some, but Instead. Instead. In some places, notably Omaha, It bus descended. ' Lincoln coal men affect to lie mystified by that feature. 'Ihey think railroad rates have a good c'eal to do with It, but since the deal-eta- deal-eta- deal-eta- deal-eta- there have It th their power- power- t mak prices regnrdless of .descending lutes whv Is II they neglect Hielr op-rates op-rates op-rates why It Is they hove neglected thelr'oiiportunlty? Is the question. Of Pennsylvania- Pennsylvania- hard coal It Is estimated estimated that IS thousand tons a, year an consumed In Lltirtitn, Only a tenth of this was on hand 'last June when shipment censed. By th lust of June, persons -who -who became distrust fill of the strike situation began to lay In their winter supplies, and with grad ually increasing regularity the buying has corttinueu. In the past two weeks prospective purchasers have been gently Informed that the possibility of Rottlug their favorite coul was most remote. Delivery wagons have had all they could possibly do and -many -many or ders have been behind. Not knowing Just how much coal would, be left when all previous orders were deliv ered conditional promises have been the rule. The anxious seeker has been told that if any were left he might have it and of course he has been va'tlng ever since with a greater or less degree of agitation. SOME OF THE PRICES. If he Is disappointed he may look agatn- agatn- Into the baskets offered for his Inspection oh the floors and in the windows of the coal offices. In these are samples of Colorado anthracite at $14, aeml-anthrlclte aeml-anthrlclte aeml-anthrlclte rom Arkansas at $8 and $9.60, all. kinds and grades of soft coal from $4 to $8, coke at $8 and wood from $8 to $8.50 a cord. Coke Is up $3 -over -over the price of last year, while wood Is up one dollar. Most of the cheaper coal, all of which la steady at old figures, comes from Iowa and Kansas. The range coal, or better grades, comes from Colorado and Wyoming. While there has been muerr-tajk muerr-tajk muerr-tajk of the Nebraska fields ana a few good-samples good-samples good-samples have been shown in me city, tnir-stnie tnir-stnie tnir-stnie is oui oi me running. Its miners have no chance to finger the 1902 dividends of fate. Another odd feature of the situation la the fact that Lincoln and an assortment assortment of towns in the western part of the state are suffering from a rate discrimination discrimination In favor of Omaha. This la on Wyoming coal, such as Rock Sjptinffs-ahlpped Sjptinffs-ahlpped Sjptinffs-ahlpped over the L'nlon Pacific, Pacific, iris carried-into carried-into carried-into Omaha "at" a rate-$l.SS- rate-$l.SS- rate-$l.SS- rate-$l.SS- a ton Jess than inJo Lincoln and Sidney, -for -for instance. A Lincoln man suspects the reason. He Is pretty sure that some of the Omaha dealers have not been wholly averse to deliv ering Illinois coal on Rock Springs or ders. He thinks that for this reason the railroad has given Omaha a lower rate. Surrounded by an klnda or coals in Omaha, the Rock Springs people must maneuver the prices in order to keep in the game. e STOVE BUriNO KEEPS UP. Many persons don't care. They are even investing In hard coal stoves right along. Just aa It they were well. stocked -with -with fuel. Perhapa they are. Their number Is far in the minority, however. . The Vatlo, saya a clerk In the Lincoln Hardwore company'a store, is about one hard coal stove to eight of soft coal. We are selling base burners right along." said W. H. Smith of the stove department of Rudge & Quenzel's, "but the trade- trade- doesn't begin to compare with that of last year. Where we have sold half a dozvtn hard coal burners this year we have sold twenty-five twenty-five twenty-five soft coal stoves. Those who are buying news ones at all this year are taking to the .soft coal Stoves, but a great ir.any are buying these air tight wood burners. They are cheap and service able, keep warm a room of most any size and rightly handled will hold fire twenty-four twenty-four twenty-four hours. A great many persons persons are buying them as makeshifts. They have hard coal stoveif and don't want to Invest- Invest- in new ones ror son coal. They get these light affairs for use Just this winter, some of them tiannlng to use them- them- throughout, while others Intend to make them last only until the coldest weather; Then tbey will rely on their base burners w th a ton or two or anthracite. Btove butflng . begen uncommonly early this year,- year,- u did utxa conl pur chasing. The cool weather of two weeks .ago tickled the hardware mer chants, whamuiiy lock ior this tick lllig not sooner than the middle of Oc tober. , i . . - ,., 14 MEN KILLED. Washington Minora Fall Victims to Fire Damp' Exploeion Laat Night, - Seattle, Wash.. Oct. 2. A special to the Times from Black Diamond, Wash., says: Fourteen men were working In the fourth level on the south side of the Lawson mines between 10 and 11 o'clock Inst night when nn' explosion of fire damp occurred. All ire supposed supposed to have been killed. Five bodies bodies have been taken out. A special train Is leaving Seattle with" the coroner coroner and physicians. 'The " Lawfton mines are the property of the Pacific Coast company. t c '" THE DUCHESS IS A MOTHER; A 8on Born toNbe Wife of the Duke of . Manchester. (To. thAAnsorlated Press.) Belfast, IriHand, Oct. 2. The Duchess Duchess of Manchester, who was Mlsa Helena Helena Zimmerman of Cincinnati, O., gave birth to a ion this morpJUig at Tan-deragee Tan-deragee Tan-deragee Castle, County Armagh. Cox Wanta Haavy Damages. Judge Ilolmea'is listening today to differences over the estimated value of six acres of land north of the city. The case 1st hat of A. L. Cox, a Mlnnehpolls man, ngalnst the county of Lancaster. He owns a' farm of. 480 acres, through which the county fan a section line some time ago. ' He was allowed $275 for this appropriation of six acres of his land and thlsTie thought Insufficient. Insufficient. He demanded $3,480. While he allows allows that the road Is a benefit to surrounding surrounding territory, he - feels that , the necessity .of opening and -closing -closing gates for cattle going to and from pasture la a source of grave damage. At one point they iro able to go under a bridge to a sprang, where they, may drink, but the trouble is that they are not wise enough and have to bvdrlveft evry time unless unless the ?reckjflll. This is also a source of troubliVe aves. BRITI8H CONTROL IN SIAM. The Credit of the . Little Country Is In , England's - Handa, . (To the Associated Press.) Furls, Oct. 2. A dispatch received here rom Saigon, capital" of French Coehln-t'hlnit, Coehln-t'hlnit, Coehln-t'hlnit, says; ' ' "The Siamese gcrvrrnment has Just Issued A large quantity of paper money with the assistance of the Hong Kong and Shanghai bank. Siamese credit Is thus placed under tne control of Great Britain". ' Rising Glsne Wins the Jookoy. y London, Oct. 2. Rising 'Olass won tho Jockey' club 'stakes of $51,000 for three and four year olds, one nilla and three-quarters, three-quarters, three-quarters, at the New Market (list October meeting today. Templemore Was seoond and Ard Patrki; came In third. Eleven horses ran. ... i . ., ... - Thousands of Cholera Victims. Cairo, J-:gypt, J-:gypt, J-:gypt, r,ct. 2. Thera wertf 2S4 fresh cases of cholera reported Inj ttgl'Pt yesterday and 241 deaths from thst disease. The totals since the outbreak on July IS ere $6,6(18 cases and $0,98$ dealha. THEY ILL ALL CODE White House Conference Over the Coal: Situation To Have Full Attendance. BAER AND MITCHELL AGREE Cabinet Officers Met the Presl- Presl- . dent This Morning. Senator Quay Closeted With Roose velt for Two Hours No Regu- Regu- . lar Cabinet Meeting Today Await President's Action. Washington;-cf. Washington;-cf. Washington;-cf. L 'It Is expected that all the mow to whom invitations were sent by the President yesterday - to come to Washington to bring about DiCliaid 'the anthracite coal strike will be present at the conference to morrow. Mr. Baer and Mr. Mitchell have accepted." This was the only statement that could be obtained at the White house today regarding the conference which will be' "held tomorrow on the coal sit uation. Senator Quay of Pennsylvania was" In conference with the President for an hour-today,-and hour-today,-and hour-today,-and hour-today,-and hour-today,-and it Is under stood that he came here at the request of the President to discuss the strlka situation. The President and the Senator Senator were not Interrupted, and tws cabinet officers who called did not see the President while the conference was In progress. Senator Quay after he left the President would not discuss the situation or express an opinion as to the probable effect of the coming conference. During the day Secretary Root, Attorney Attorney General Knox and Secretary Shaw were in conference with tho President. Secretary Wilson was at the White house for a jhort time, but the three first named remained with the President for nearly an hour. It is , understood that the President dis-dlsctissed dis-dlsctissed dis-dlsctissed the subject of conference, the cabinet officers making a number of suggestions as to what the Prestl-' Prestl-' Prestl-' dent should say to those who will par ttiiti&te In it. Other mattars outside of the coal strike also occupied the attention of thu membe rs of the . onbinet. There has been no . regular mealing of .the " cabinet for some time, uinl considerable considerable departnierrtr'huslnescs awaits the action of thi President, New York. Oct 2. The railrcict presidents who received President Roosevelt's Invitation to meet him tomorrow tomorrow In Washington and discuss tha coal strike situation are to leava the city this afternooq. They will go together. together. President Fowler of the New York, Ontario Western - railroad said today today In regard to the coal situation in New York that by an arrangement among themselves the coal companies were providing the elevated railroad, with sufficient coal to run its trains. The schools and hospitals In this city would also be taken care of, he added, and arrangements would be perfected In a few days to supply the poor people hi-this hi-this hi-this city with coal In small quantities quantities at low prices. President Cassatt of the Pennsylvania Pennsylvania railroad, who received a special Invitation from President Roosevelt to attend tomorrow's coal conference, was a visitor at J. P. Morgan's office today. "I haven't yet decided to accept tha president's invitation," said Mr. Caa-satt, Caa-satt, Caa-satt, "but I expect to make up my mind later in the day." Mr. Morgan and his representatives talked with some of the leading opera- opera- tora today. It la understood that certain certain memoranda have been prepared and will be submitted to the president at tomorrow's conference. Wllkesbarre, Pa.i Oct. t. President Mitchell was busy this morning getting ready for his trip to Washington, lis will leave here over the Lehtgh Valley railroad, for. Philadelphia at 5:J0 o'clock this afternoon. From the latter city he will go direct to the national capital. Allinterests here are now of the opinion opinion that the cotiferenc-e cotiferenc-e cotiferenc-e to be held at the White House will bring about a eettlement of the strike. Angry mobs gathered In the vicinity of the Sterling A North American wash-. wash-. wash-. erlea kf Plymouth this morning. At first the shcrKT tried to disperse the crowds, but several of his deputies were In danger. Colonel Dougherty of the Ninth regiment was then called upon. He aejt a company of soldiers to the scenes nd eleven men were arrested arrested charged with disorderly conduct and refusing to obey the proclamation Issued by the sheriff. The prisoner were brought to this city and given a hearing. They were held in bail for court. , WHO 8HALL SALUTE FIRST? A Question That Causae Dispute at Argentina. ' New 'York, Oct. 2. Difficulty has arisen Ijetween the commander of ths United Htntes battleship Iowa, Captain Captain Thomas Perry, and Commodore llarlllsrl, commander of the Argentina squadron, stationed at Puerto Hel-grano, Hel-grano, Hel-grano, says a dispatch from Buenos Ayres, Argentina. The Iowa has saluted saluted the Argentine flag, but not the commodore's flag, Captain Perry declaring declaring that as he Is of a higher rank than the Argentine commnnder, the latter should salute him first. The matter bs not been settled. The United Htatei cruiser Atlanta has gona Into drydock at Buenos Ayres. , This paused rnimi surprise, as the Atlanta was docked about four months ago. Reiohetag Passes Tariff Bill. Berlin, Oct. 2. The tariff commlfte of the Ilelrhslsg today passed the second second reading of the new tarHI bill and concluded its labors, . 7 r i 1 t

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