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M'KINIEY TO TOUCH BUTTON 1
President Promises to Formally Open the
SORRY HE CANNOT ATTEND IN PERSON
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WASHINGTON , May 0. ( Special Tele
gram. ) "Picsldcnt McKlnlcy will touch thn
button nnd deliver an address through the
long distance telephone on the opening day
of the Transmlisljslppl Exposition , " said
Representative Mercer this morning.
Congressman Mercer did not participate
In the Interview had by the Nebraska dele
gates Saturday with President McKlnley In
relation to the Marina ba'nd going to Omaha
on account of other engagements , but In
the nftcrnbon he called nt the White Homo
to secure , l possible , the consent of the
president to touch the button and also have
the chief executive deliver an address. The
president ngrccd to do so , expressing his
regret that ho could not open the exposition
in person , In which he felt a Intge Interest ,
hut hoped thnt conditions might bo such ai
to warrant his leaving Washington for n
few days during the summer. Mercer then
took up the marine band proposition nnd
from the talk ho had with President McKln
lcy Inferred that the band might _ bo allowed
to go for several days ,
Stamps In honor of the Transmlsslsslppl
Exposition nro now all engraved and tlio
bureau of printing and engraving Is ready
to print the game ni soon as n decision Is
reached by the postotTtce department whether
the stamps shall bo In one or two colors. If
in two colors two sets of plates will have
to be used , but If only In one color It will
be very easy to transfer the border of one
plate to the center of another , thereby mak
ing ono complete plate which will be de
cidedly easy of handling. But should the
Postofllca department decide on two colors
the printing will have to be done on a hand
press and the closest possible registration
of plates will have to bo made , all of which
takes time. Senator Thurston will call In
the morning on the Postofflco department to
urge nn early decision upon the question of
color. Assistant Secretary Vandersllp stated
today thnt If nothing wns hoard In the next
day or two from the Postoinco department
the bureau of printing nnd engraving would
go ahead on two colors.
Trli ) < n Omnlin.
Notwithstanding the Interest manifested
by all classes of people In Washington In
regard to war , the corroipondonts repre
senting newspapers hero had nn opportunity
to think of other things than the mobiliza
tion of troops or the possibility of flotilla
Intervention nt sen , by realizing through
the following notice posted upon the bulletin
board of the house press gallery that the
great International exposition was about to
open at Omaha :
The Transmlsslsslppl and International
Exposition , to bo held at Omaha , Neb. , from
Juno to November of the present year , has
through Its Department of Publicity and
Promotion , authorized the undersigned
representatives In Washington of the Ne
braska dally newspapers to extend a cor
dial Invitation to correspondents to visit
the exposition as guests of the manage
ment. A special train of Pullman cars will
be furnished for the round trip , nnd while
In Omaha , as en route , the visitors will be
extended all the courtesies without expense
to themselves. The date of leaving Is yet
undetermined nnd will not be decided upon
until after nn expression Is received of the
time most convenient to the majority of the
working newspaper men of Washington.
Lieutenant R. H. Townley of Lincoln , n
retired naval officer and formci secretary
of the commercial club of Ihat place , la
engaged at the Marine barracks In looking
nfter supplies for war ships and munitions
for tbo marines.
Of IiitcrcHt to nniika.
The comptroller of the currency has been
notified of the following changes In officials
of Nebraska national banks : The First
National of Crete , no cashier In place of
L. H. Dcnpon ; the First National bank of
Wahoo , Charles P. Beebe president In place
of Charles Perky ; Ed Lchmkuhl , assistant
cashier. The Corn Exchange National bank
of Chicago and First National bank of Mil
waukee were today appointed as reserve
agents for the Citizens' National bank of
Iowa ; Merchants' National banks of Omaha
and Minneapolis for the Security National
bank of Sioux City ; also the Merchants'
National bank of Chicago and the National
Bank of the Republic of Now York for the
Leavltt & Johnson National bank of Waterloo
lee , la.
The senate committee on public lands has
reported favorably a resolution authorizing
the secretary of the Interior to grant to
railroads rights of way through forest res
Postmasters appointed : Nebraska Fred
Zelger , at Angus , Nuckolls county , vice
John F. Jcwctt , resigned ; Edward M. Eby ,
at Lanbam. Gage county , vice W. F. Roso-
zelt , removed ; Charles A. Lowe , at Simpson ,
Kcya Paha county , vice J , Pendleton , re
signed. South Dakota Charles H. Peck , at
Barkmcre , Faulk county , and Clara Kesslcr ,
at Haytl , Harqlln county. Wyoming T. J.
Oatchell , at Big Horn , Sheridan county.
KOMINA.TIONS 11V THE PRESIDENT.
Fair of Nebraska Io > tmaitem and
I.onv lAmt la the Army *
WASHINGTON. May 9. The president to
day sent these nominations to the senate :
Navy Charles H. Allen of Massachusetts ,
to be assistant secretary of the navy.
Treasury First Assistant Engineer James
II. Chalker of New Jersey , to be chief en
gineer In the revenue cutter service.
Interior James Whltehead , register of
the land office at Broken Bow , Neb.
Postmasters Minnesota , Stephen B. Love-
Joy , Minneapolis ; Mark Swebberg , Luverno.
Pennsylvania , John S. Buchanan , Ambler.
Arizona , Frank E. Jordan , Jerome. Califor
nia , J. K. Reynolds , Redding ; Halsey W.
Allen , Redlands. Illinois , George G. Losey ,
Lcmont. Kentucky , Laura Colson , Middles-
bo ro. Louisiana. William P. White. White-
castle. Texas , J. M. Kindred. Amarlllo ;
II- Julius Henry , Corpus Chrlstl ; R. C. Spence ,
Forney ; Richard O. Mlsner , Hamilton ; H.
! " . Pcery , Kaufman ; Ida L. Jones , Navasota.
Postmasters Nebraska , Lorlng W. Mor
gan , Fullerton ; 1F. . Sprcchor , Norfolk ;
Bnmuel A. Stacey , Ord ,
War Captains United States Ar iy to bo
assistant adjutant generals with the rank
of lieutenant colonel : John A. Johnson ,
Eighth cavalry ; Francis Mtchler , Fifth cav-
nlry ; Joseph H. Dorst , Fourth cavalry ; Wll-
ber E. Wilder , Fourth cavalry ; Cyrus S.
Roberts , Seventeenth Infantry ; George R.
Cecil , Thirteenth Infantry ; Edward J. Mc-
Clernand , Second cavalry. Majors to bo In-
epcctnr general with rank of lieutenant
colonel : Joseph P. Sangcr , Inspector gen
eral , U. S. A. Captains to be Inspector gen
erals with rank of lieutenant colonel : Frank
D. Baldwin. Fifth Infantry ; Edmund Rico ,
f , Fifth Infantry ; Marlon P. Maus' , First In
fantry. To bo Inspector general with rank
of lieutenant colonel ; John Jacob Astor ol
New York , Charles A. Whittler of Now York
Curtis Guild , Jr. , of Massachusetts. Majors to
bo chief quartermasters with rank of lieu
tenant colonel : Duntvl D. Wheeler , quarter
master ; George E. Pond , quartermaster ;
James W. Pope , quartermaster ; Francis B
1ll Jones , quartermaster ; Crosby P. Milter
ll . , . quartormanter , all of the United States
nny ; ami also Avery D. Andrew * of New
York ( civilian ) to tut * rank. To bo chief
aurictoni with rank of lieutenant colonel
Major Benjamin V. Pope , surgeon ; Robert
M. O'JUUly , urgooa ; Alfrt * O. Oirard.
Kurncon ; John Van n. HorT , mirreon ; Ixtuli
M. Maun , Kurgcoti , nil of tha llnltmt Stole *
nrmy. m1 Nicholas Bcnh of Illi
nois nml llulsh Huldokrprr of Venn *
nylvnnla. Cnplnlnn engineer corps to
bo chief engineer * with rank of llctitnn-
ant colonel. William M. Black , George Mo-
Derby , Jnme L. Luiik , George W. Ooclhcts ,
George Illddle , Hiram Chlttendcn , Mnjom
engineer corps to bo chief engineer * with
rnnk of lleulcnnnt colonel i William R.
Llvcrmorc. Majors , commlRitnry mibsUtcnco
to bo chief commlmtarlri of inibililenrn with
rank of lieutenant colonel ; Edward E.
Drnvo , Tanker H. lllln * . Captains , aubulst-
cnco department , to be clik-f commissaries
of sitlnlBtenco with rnnk"of lieutenant
colonel : James N. Alllion , W. H , Baldwin
nnd Avcry I ) . Andrews , civilian , of Now
York. To bo judge advocates with rank of
lieutenant colonel : Captain Fnyotto W , Hgo ,
Third Infantry ; Cnplnln Edgar S. Dudley ,
assistant quartermaster ; Andrew C. Gray
of Delaware , John A. Hull of Iowa , E , J.
Hill of Connecticut , Charles L. Jewell of
Indiana , Charles H. Robbie of New York.
To bo chief surgeon with rnnk of lieutenant
colpnel : Major Benjamin F. Pope , surgeon ;
Major R. M. O'Reilly , commissary subsist-
nee ; Cnptnln David L. Brnlncry ; Captain
lllver n. Wood , Fifth artillery ; Captain
harlcs H. Orlerson , Tenth cavalry. To bo
xatstnnt adjutant with rank of captain :
Jhorlcs R. Miller of Ohio , William Astor
Jhanler of New York. Irskln Hewitt of
York , Walter L. Ilouvo of Massachu-
ctts , Frederick M. Algcr of Michigan , James
0. Illalno , jr. , of Maine , W. B. Allison of
MOTION TO MODIFY DECREE ,
inpi'1-inc Conrt Allow * Attorney CJrn-
oral lit l-'llo ApplliMitlou In the
Miixliiiiini Itntc Cnic.
WASHINGTON , May 'J. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A motion to modify the decree of
ho supreme court In the maximum freight
rate cases , offered by Attorney General
Smytho on Friday , was by the court ordered
o be filed , but notice must bo given to the
other side and leave to Ille answer.
IC.XOC'KS OUT IMIOIIIIIITIOX LAW.
ItMrr.'n Slnn o ConfllrtN nidi Work-
In UH of Intrrituti * Comiiicroo.
WASHINGTON , May 9. Justice White , of
he United States supreme court , today
andcd down the decision of the court In the
case of T. H. Rhodes , plaintiff In error ,
.gainst the State of Iowa. The case Involved
ho snlo of liquors In the state , and making
t n crime to transport them , nnd dcultv with
ho construction of the state law under the
Wilson act of congress , which It was
lalracd would render the state law ralld.
Rhodes was a railroad agent nt Brighton ,
a. , and was convicted on a charge of par-
Iclpatlng In the transportation of a package
of goods shipped from Dallas , 111. , to Brlgh-
, on , his part of the transaction being the
removal of the package a distance of six
'cct from the platform to the warehouse.
The supreme court of that state affirmed
he finding of the trial court.
The opinion rendered today reverses this
verdict , on the ground that the state law
s an Infringement of the constitutional
prerogative of the United States to regulate
nterstato commerce , nnd that Rhodes' act
was a part of the act of shipment from one
state to another , nnd therefore not subject
o question. The opinion was on the lines
of the opinion In the Bowen case.
It had been contended that the enactment
of the Wilson law would have the effect of
validating the Iowa law , and of giving the
state Jurisdiction of liquor shipped Into a
state upon Its arrival for use , sale or con-
umptlon , but the opinion held that the pro
vision did not apply to Interstate shipment.
The state could control the sale of liquor
n the state , but It could not , the Justice
said , extend Its Jurisdiction beyond the
state' * borders.
Justices Gray , Harlan and Brown dis
sented on the ground that the 'state law was
valid as a police regulation.
PENSIONS FOIl WESTEHN VETERANS.
Survivor * of I-iite Wnr Remembered
lir Crnernl Government.
WASHINGTON. May 9. ( Special. ) Pen
sions have Been. Issued ns follows :
Issue of Aprll'28 :
Nebraska : Original George Young. Hal-
lam , $6. Restoration nnd additional
William C. Goodwin , Dannebroe , $4
to $8. Restoration and reissue An
drew B. Cleveland. Beatrice , * 14. In
crease Wallace Hunt , Grant , $12 to $17.
Reissue nnd Increase Daniel S. Lemon ,
Omaha , $8 to $10. Original widow Eliza
beth Goodwin. Dannobrog. $8.
Iowa : Original Thomas Garstang ( dead ) .
Davenport , 6 ; William McKlbben , Earl-
ham. $6 ; Thomas McGovern. Charlotte ,
$8 : Joseph W. Sylvester , Alexander , $6.
Additional Henry Mnnbeck. Des .Molnes.
J6 to $8 ; Joseph Lyonnals , Sioux City , $2
to $12. Increase William Stone , VInton.
$8 to $12 ; Sylvester A. Stalllngs , Zcarlng ,
J6 to $10 ; Charles Allers , Sioux City , $10
to $12. Original widows , etc. Maria W.
York. Missouri Valley. $12 : minor of Malon
Cain. Council Bluffs. $10.
Colorado : Original George S. Joy ( dead ) .
Aspen , $12 ; James Glllesple , Lcadvllle , $8.
Additional Joseph Allison , Villa Park , $8
South Dakota : Original William E. Sar
gent. Rockervllle. $12 : William Hamilton ,
Hill City , $6. Increase Thomas J. Tate ,
Hot Springs , $8 to $10 ; Wlllord N. Santee ,
Letcher. $10 to $12.
SUPREME COURT THROWS IT OUT.
Tnkc * Another Rnp at Sooth Cmro-
llna'a Liquor I.nvr.
WASHINGTON , May 9. In the United
States supreme court today the South Carolina
lina liquor law was again made the subject
of n decision , which was handed down by
The state dispensary law having been
amended since the recent decisions holding
It Invalid , today's decision deals with the
new law. This law attempted to eliminate
the feature of the old law discriminating
against other states In the shipment of
liquor to Individuals for their own use in
South Carolina , but whllo this Inhibition
was eliminated , and the privilege restored
In the now law , It wns coupled with condi
tions of Inspection which It was claimed
still amounted to discrimination.
The court , In today's decision , accepted
this view of the case , holding that the In
spection provision of the law was tanta
mount to a denial of the right of Interstate
commerce , and therefore antagonistic to the
constitution of the United States.
The court held , however , that the portion
of the law regulating the sale of original
packages within the state was valid.
KNOCKS OUT I'UOIIIIIITION LAM' .
Iowa Statute nn Interference with
WASHINGTON. May 9. The United States
supreme court today In the case of H.
Rbotles , railroad agent at Brighton , la. ,
against the state of Iowa , held that tbo
Iowa law forbidding the sale of liquors In
the state and making It a crime to transport
them was unconstitutional as an Interfer
ence with Interstate commerce.
Ilrnle * Condemned Mnn' * Appeal.
WASHINGTON , May 9. The appeal of
Charles W. Nordstrom , under sentence of
death for murder , In the state of Wash
ington , was today , for the second time , de
nied by the United States supreme court.
In this case Nordstrom appealed from 'ha
decision of the federal circuit court of that
state refusing him a writ of habeas cor
pus and the supreme court affirmed the de
llrnke Not an Infringement.
WASHINGTON , May 0. The United
States supreme court today decided thu case
of the Boyden Power Brake company agalnil
the Wettlnghouie company , holding them
has been no Infringement of the patent ol
the Weatlughouso company by the Hoyden
NO DIRECTOR GENERAL YET
Effort to Sccnro Quo Head Tor tlio Exposition
DIRECTORS ARE UNABLE TO DECIDE
Itrntrit Drlintr on Tire Hciiiirt * He-
nll In tillMntlrr Ili-lnit l.iilil
on ( lie Tnlilc \t 31 < < ! -
In ? on I'rlitnr.
The proponed enlargement of the
powcn of General Superintendent Foster
formed the subject of a prolonged nml
stormy executive nesnlon of the Donril of
Directors of tlio exposition yesterday afternoon -
noon , without nny notion being taken on the
matter. The incetlnn was nn ndjoiirncd ses
sion of thn special meeting of Friday of Itut
week , when the executive committee was
Instructed to submit n report on the neces
sity for crontliiK the position of director
general or enlarging the powers of the pres
ent general superintendent. The proceed
ings following the rending of the majority
nml minority reports were In executive ses
sion , but the closed windows nml doors wore
all too thin to confine tlio sound "of the
hrntcd arguments within the confines of the
directors' room. The pound Honied out over
the transoms and under llir doom , revealing
tlio fact that the members of the hoard were
Indulging In the moat animated discussion.
Twenty-seven directors were present when
tlio meeting was called to order , but others
drifted In , and when the final votu was taken
It showed the presence of thirty-three mem
bers of the board.
As soon ns the meeting was called to
order and before any other business had
been presented General Mandcraon presented
th" following resolution and moved Its adop
.t.-iolvcd , That It Is the sense of the dl-
icitors of the Transmlsalsslppl Exposition
that there should be no frco list or passes
to the uxposltton on and nftcr Juno 1 , 1S98.
The executive committee Is directed to
formulate rules by which none but exhibit
ors , employes In the actual discharge of
their duties , reporters for the press when
acting as such , officers and members of thu
executive committed shall bo admitted frco
to aald grounds. It Is the Intent of this reso
lution that no stockholder or director shall
bo provided with frco passes.
A brief discussion followed the Intro
duction of this resolution , some of the exec
utive committee opposing summary action
on a resolution Involving a matter which
they had been considering for the last two
months. The matter was finally referred to
the executive committee with Instructions
to make a report on the matter at the reg
ular meeting of the board Friday of thto
TITO llppiirtH Arc OIT Tcil.
This cleared the decks for action and
Chairman Llndsey of the executive commit
tee presented the following majority report
of the exc.cutlve committee regarding the
matter referred to the committee at thu spe
cial mooting of Friday.
Whereas , The executive committee falls to
sec the necessity for a director general ,
general superintendent or general manager
and staff who , as Is contemplated , shall ex
orcise supreme executive authority In all
matters pertaining to the exposition and ,
furthermore , believing that BO such neces
sity exists , hereby resolves.
First , that It Is unwlso at this loto date
to change the general plan of organization
and the present method of conducting the
business of the exposition ;
Second , that wo recommend that the title
of general superintendent be abolished and
that said title.at general superintendent bo
changed to that of superintendent of De
partment of Grounds and Buildings.
This was signed by Z. T. Llndsey , E. E.
Bruce , W. N. Dabcock and A. L. Reed.
The reading of the majority report was
followed Immediately by the reading of the
following minority report , signed by Man
ager Itosewater :
To the Board of Directors : Gentlemen
I regret exceedingly my Inability to concur
In the conclusions reached by my colleagues
of the executive committee relating to the
future management and control of the ex
Every exposition held In this or any other
country has had In supreme control one
executive officer whose orders and direc
tions all subordinates and employes were
expected to respect and obey and whoso
functions for the general supervision of tha
active work of the exposition wore limited
only by such regulations as might from
time to time be established by the board
of directors , or Us executive committee.
In my Judgment the appointment of such
an officer Is Imperatively demanded at this
time. The consensus of opinion In this
board of directors as far back as October ,
1S97 , was that a director general or general
manager was needed and a special commit
tee appointed by your board In November ,
1897 , explicitly declared In favor of such an
officer , but recommended only the appoint
ment of a general superintendent of all de
partments , with the understanding that a
general manager or director general should
be appointed at the proper time , before the
opening of the exposition. Having no rea
son to change my views and being firmly
convinced that the failure to confer upon the
general superintendent such authority as
would give him ample power to enable him
to control the affairs on the grounds has
cost the exposition many thousands of dollars
lars , I deem It my duty to recommend the
enlargement of the powers of the general
superintendent , under the title of general
manager , subject only to such legislative re
strictions by the executive committee as
will keep the supervisory executive power
In Its hands. E. ROSEWATER.
Debnte on the Heport * .
As soon as this report was read Mr.
Rosewater moved an executive session and
the motion carried unanimously.
As soon as the doors were closed the
debate commenced and for two and one-
half hours there was no cessation In the
flow of oratory. The discussion was gen
eral , but the principal talks were made by
Gener.nl Mandereon , E. Rosewater , Alvln
Saunders and J. C. Wharton In support of
the enlargement of the powers of the gen
eral superintendent , and by G. M. Hitch
cock , C. S. Montgomery and John L. Web
ster In support of the majority report , abolishing
ishing the position of general superintend
At an early stage of the proceedings Gen
eral Mnnderson offered n resolution as a
substitute for the majority and minority re
ports. This resolution provided for enlarg
ing the powers of the general superintend
ent and giving him full control over the
employes , with power to discharge them for
When the discussion threatened to last all
night a motion was made to lay the whole
subject matter on the table. This was car
ried by 18 ayes and IS noes.
The regular meeting of the board will
occur Friday of this week and It Is prob
able that the whole matter will come up
again for further discussion and settlement.
rouu momTTS up iioiir.i..vs.
ConimlHNloiMTH I'renurlnK n SiirprUe
fur Kveii Their CoiiHlltiifiitn.
The exhibit of Douglas county food stuffs
at the exposition Is bolng prepared ou a
scale that will bo a matter of pride nud sur
prise to those Interested In the country's
agricultural welfare. In the Goodrich block ,
Twenty-fourth and 1'aul streets , the county
commissioners are at work putting an Ira-
memo amount of material Into shape to In
dicate the resources of the county. The
goods on hand U very largely that pre
served from the Douglas county agricultural
society exhibit held last full and Includes
about two rnrloads of corn , wheat , oats ,
rye , barley , potatoes and seeds.
One of the olIlclulB In charge of the tasV
of sorting and arranging the material says
the public has very llttlu Idea of the r ug <
nml mipeilnrlty of PonglM county products.
U I * n fnvt , lie unyM'thnt ' In nn nlmllnr nron
n the world out M "tef Irrigated dlitrlct *
arc there product * Tmtttrrnlflrd or no I mil-
rlnnt Thn nxhlblt' Mi IN helm ? arrange !
will Miow In corn nloNp n variety of nlxty
kind * , Most of the rVrtlblt * of corn will lx >
Mmwn attached to 4n < * r tnll < n * grown nml
will bo grouped In"fc0 > ncllro dlrplnyn. The
stalks will ho hounfTtriKcthcr In red , yellow
and green , and lho TVtr-Snr-ltcn color * will
MJ further lined lif'Ab color arrangement
f the Douglas couniy'Vxhltdt.
The greatest cnrn'inyi boon necmnary to
preserve1 thn timtcrliijlZnt hand In a perfect
condition during thbArlntor. U has been
iiontly stored In inc. imnomctit nt thn prns-
; tit quarters In n rWfiln fired temperature ,
dampness has been Jllhrded against to pre
vent mould or sproilffag , and warmth Imi
: icrn equally iimlcMrnfAo nx a promoter of
IryneM and consequent cracks. The condl-
, lens have been * o satisfactory that very
Ittln loss linn occurred nnd morn thin
< nough Is on hand to stock the Douglas
The work of sorting and preparing thn
products for exhibition purposes In In charge
of nix women , who have undertaken the
normouji task of handling the material ,
pear by spear nnd grain by grain. ( Juan-
itlcs of Kentucky blue grass , over four
cot high nnd finer than any grown In the
.lluo Grass state , hnvo como through their
mnds nnd nro ready Tor the decorative pur
poses of the constructive artist. Rye over
six feet tall , worthy of a world premium ,
will nlio bo largely used by Artist Hngel-
nann In thn decorations. Ho has nt hand
ns well the whole of the ICO varieties of
Brasses grown In the county. The main
staple used In the decorations will of course
lie corn , which will nppcnr In nil Imaginable
forms and colors , from the mammoth No-
iraska red to diminutive popcorn. One
handsome piece will show single samples
of all the varieties grown In the county ar
ranged about a decorative pillar.
Most of the work of constructing the dis
plays Is not shown to the public , as It Is
planned to surprise all computing counties
with the completeness and artistic merit of
ho exhibit. No one Is admitted to the room
whuro the artist nnd his force nro busy pre
paring the component parts of the displays
nnd It Is promised that the results produced
will bo something extraordinary.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONGRESS
Oiitnlin t'lilon SrlM on Pont n Move
thill MIIJllrliiK Hi-re Another
A movement toward holding a Transmls-
slsslppl Sunday School congress at Omaha
during the latter part of September was
auspiciously started last evening at a meet
ing of thu Omaha Sunday School union In
the Young Men's Christian association audi
The Idea has been In the minds of some
of the leading Sunday school workers of this
community for some time and the first step
toward starling the work were taken last
evening. The meeting was attended by 150
local Sunday school workers , who repre
sented about forty Sunday schools of various
denominations. They unanimously resolved
to hold a Sunday School congress here dur
ing the exposition and fixed the latter part
of September ns the time.
Every effort will.bo made to have the
most distinguished Sunday school workers
present and to conduct an Institute that
shall be a real help ( o all Sunday school
teachers , both of jthqprimary * and of the
normal departments. V. A. Bord. csq. , was
appointed chairman o'f the committee on
finance nnd G. G. Wallace chairman of the
executive committee * for the proposed con
The local union re-elected Its old officers ,
with President Cr'lder' at the head of the
staff , for the ensulng'.year. The local union
will co-operate with' the various commit
tees of the congrcs9---and It Is expected a
permanent organization will soon be ef
fected and active "work1 preparatory to the
congress formally coWrmenccd.
I.cta Some Contract * .
The executive committee yesterday after
noon awarded the contract for the construc
tion of the Service Building. The carpenter
work was awarded to Thomas Herd at his
bid of $4.COO and the staff work was awarded
to F. A. Sleffert for $1.431.
Bids were received for supplying 100 uni
forms for the Exposition guards by Brown-
ng-Klng & Co. , and the Continental Cloth-
the same figures
ng company. Both bids were
ures , being $9.50 for the suit , $1 for the hat.
The contract was awarded to Browning-King
& Co. , the quality of the sample submitted
jelng slightly superior. The uniform con
sists of navy blue sack coat and trousers.
The coat will bo double-breasted with brass
buttons and the trousers will have a white
stripe on the outside seam. The hat Is the
regulation campaign hit
United States army
with brass ornaments.
Now Ki Blniider tn Se lon.
A well attended meeting of the Now Eng
land club was held last night at the office
of A. P. Tukey of Maine. W. H. Alexan
der of Connecticut occupied the chair and
the business of the evening was announced
to be the arrangement of a New England
. September 15 was
day at the exposition.
decided upou and an effort will be made to
bring prominent New England citizens here
on that day. It is thought that both Thomas
B. Reed and John D. Long may be se-
cu.ed. Interesting New England sentiments
Colonel Chase of
were exchanged among
New Hamshlre , W. G. Whltraore of Massa
chusetts and others and It was determined
to do as much personal advertising of the
exposition and of Now England day through
out the cast as possible.
Note * of the Exponltlon.
Vice President H. B. Maxson of Nevada
telegraphed the exposition authorities yes
terday that he would'arrive In Omaha tnis
morning with his materials for the Nevada
A party of thirty Wisconsin editors will
be brought to Omaha tomorrow morning by
the Northwestern system , arriving at 8
o'clock. They will be met at the depot by
Major Clarkson nnd will be taken out to
the exposition groifnds. returning to the
Dellone hotel In time for luncheon. Short
talks will follow this part of the enter
tainment and the visitors will leave for
homo In the evening.
S. E. Parker. Sharon , Wis. . writes "I
have tried De Witt's-'Witch ' Hazel Salve
for Itching plies and ) It always stops them
In two minutes. I .consider De lit s
Witch Hazel Salvq .t ' e greatest pile euro
on the market. " , ,
Preparations ore being made at the All
Saints' church for th confirmation services
to bo held there n9Xt.Sunday when n class
of about twenty , mostly adults , will bo con
firmed. The clnsiJ Should ordinarily have
been entered sometime ago. but has been
delayed by the llln * "of Bishop Worthing-
Inn , Thn work of completing It * fltnrM hi *
txwn performed by HBV. T J Mafhuy n < l
lectured for thn firm ) prepnrntlon of tint clum
will hn held on Tuesday nnd Thuriilny rvrn >
InRp of thin week , Thn nddrmK nnd rt *
nrcUr * of Ihn confirmation cerrtnonr wilt
lie In charge nf IIIMiop ( I , M. William * of
the flloccKQ of Mnnnietto , Mich , nnd thn
service * will bn without mornln prayer.
Arnold's tlrnmt ) Crlcry ciirra hradnchea.
lOc , 25a nttd f > 0c. All dniKgliitft.
( tot n mnp of Culm nnd get thn tx > st nnd
most complete. The lire' * combination mnp
of Culm , the West Indies nnd of the world.
With n tlco map coupon , on pngn 2 , 10
centu , nt lien odlcn , Omnhn , Houlh Omnhn or
Council Illurfn. lly mall , II emit * . Addrem
t'ulmn Mnp Department.
. . . . . .
Mr. William Armstrong of Chicago
n lecture last evening on "Modern Drltlsh
Composers" nt the Flmt Congregational
church. He was nnnlsteil by Mrs , Mattln
Cnhn , Mlns Itcleno Wymnn , Mlsa I.anrn
VnnKuran nnd Homer Moore. Mr , Calm
played the nccompanlmcjits for all the voral
As n lecturer upon musical * ul > | ectft Mr.
Armstrong Is one of the Dnist In this coun
try. Ho has hnd n brand experience with
musicians nnd , being a thoroughly c I united
musician himself , Is able to grasp the
H.illrnt points In either the composer's
clmrnetcr or that of his music und give It n
fitting expression In language. No one of
reasonable Intelligence can li.iten to one o !
Mr. Armstrong's lectures without adding to
his knowledge numerous points of great
value as well as of Interest. He Is n firm
hcllctcr In the natural rbtn'.louthln lntwctt )
the people of Kngland nnd tlio United States
and looks to them nml to its tn ilvo the
world Us music In ti3 ! future In his lec
ture last even I tic hn descnl'nd a largo num
ber of composers who ura bill little known
here , but who nro makSut ; the minis ot Eng
land today nnd are crcat'ni ' ; for their coun
try a musical language which , belnt ? born
of their national spirit. Is orprtsMvo of It.
Mr. Armstrong was heard last n Inter upon
"Unpublished Interviews with ( ircnt Art
ists" nnd captivated his hearers , but the
lecture given last evening was far superior
to the first one. There was a crystallization
of thought , n unification of the results of
observation , which did not nppear In nny
such completeness In the earlier effort.
Those who heard Mr. Armstrong last even
ing listened to a great discourse.
The musical numbers were selected from
Hngltah music nnd revealed a variety of
styles of composition which speak well for
"the mother country" along the line of orig
inality. Miss Wyman sang a Election fro-n
Sullivan's grand opera , "Ivanhoe , " which
provd to bo melodious and rhythmically In
teresting. Her beautiful voice was not nt
Its best , owing to a severe cold , but thr
greater credit Is due her that she was able
to sing so dlfllcult a number without betray
ing to nny appreciable extent the difficul
ties under which she labored.
Miss ManKuran sang Uvo selections by
Mackenzie , one of them being an aria from
his romantic opera , "Colombo. " This work
has never been given In America , simply
because the American public had rather lis
ten to opera In a language which It cannot
understand and be able to lay It to the
words than to stand up for Its own tongue
and risk being accused of not understand
ing the music. MUs VanKuran displayed
strong dramatic capabilities nnd sang with
good taste throughout.
Mrs. Calm contributed two songs by the
lamented Goring Thomas , whose untimely
death deprived the musical world of one o *
Its most promising talents. Mrs. Calm has
one of the richest voices to be heard any
where and sang with an honesty of expres
sion that was thoroughly muslclanly.
Mr. Moore sang an unknown song by nn
unknown composer entitled "When Wo Two
Parted , " by Lucas , which proved to be a
gem. The program closed with an aria and
duet for baritone and soprano from the
"Rose of Sharon. " by Mackenzie , sung by
Mr. Moore and Miss Wyman. Mr. Cabu
proved himself a helpful accompanist and
deserves much of the credit of a very satis
factory performance. Mr. Armstrong left
at midnight for Chicago.
The second recital of the Madrigal club
was given at the First Methodist church
last evening and was enjoyed by about 300
auditors. A program .of vocal solos and
choruses and organ solos was admirably
rendered under the direction of Thomas J.
Kelly. There were ten numbers on the pro
gram , but encores lengthened It somewhat.
The Eoprano solos of Miss Helen Durnham
were particularly well received. The organ
solos of Mr. Kelly , especially Silos' Andante
| In D , Wilson Smith's "Poem d'Amour" nnd
one of Oliver King's marches were played
In a praiseworthy manner and were evi
dently appreciated by the audience.
Not the least noteworthy feature of the
recital was the enthusiastic reception of na
tional alri The concluding number on the
program wns aptly called "The Spirit of
the Times , " Improvised by the organist and
consisting of a medley of all the national
airs. It brought out hearty applause and
during the singing of "Marching Through
Georgia" and "The Star Spangled Banner"
by the club the entire audience arose to its
feet. Selections other than those mentioned
were : A prelude , "For the People , " Mr.
Kelly and the club ; "Spring Song , " by the
club : organ solos , "Reverie" and "Past and
j Present. " and "Blow , Bugle , Blow , " a
j hunting song , by the club.
Mr. Conkllng , one of the tenors of the
Madrigal club , yesterday met with a severe
accident , fracturing his ankle , and was un
able to sing. Ills place was very satisfac
torily taken by Mr. Charles B. Williams
at a halt hour's notice. The club's person
nel follows : Sopranos , Mrs. Kelly and Miss
Helen Burnbam ; contralto , Mrs. Ely and
Mrs. Wlckersham ; tenor , Mr. Conkllng and
Mr. John McCreary ; basso , Mr. Roy Moore
and Mr. Edward Pickering.
"O'Brien , the Contractor , " which Daniel
Sully is to present at Boyd's tonight , has
for one unique effect u realistic track-lay
ing scene , with foreman , strikers and others
In a stirring struggle. The railroad con
struction and rock blasting arc features
said to be so realistic and natural that 1'
Is hard for n spectator to believe he Is not
watching In reality the completion of a
line of railroad. The strike between Ital
ian and Irish workmen and the final resto *
ration of order by the bold front and de
termined manner of O'Brien , the contractor
and his ultimata successful fulfillment o
the contract on hand by the driving of the
"golden splko" In the face of difficulty am
danger are worthy the highest commenda
tion. For the bill Wednesday matinee am
night he will present his latest success
"Auld Lang Syne. "
Spain tried to biurf us-but It wouldn't
work Drex L. Khoumau never run a
bluff yet on showlm advertised and
there isn't any bluffIn thls-Kor SU.OO
we give you ns goo'ti' value for wear in
man's tan shoe as In any shoe made at
nny price Thesj , conip in seal brown
nnd ox-bloml modeled after our black
shoe at Ihat price needs no breaking In
prevents corns n splendid gooil look-
ling , long wearing slu > . for ? : : .00-buH-
dog and newest coin toe styles There
must be merit In them els\ \ > why do we
sell .so many that's what counts and
iimki-s us so positive as to their value.
Drexel Shoe Co. ,
Ouinlin'B Uit-to-dnta Shoe Iluuie.
1410 FARNAM STREET.
SOUTH OMAHA NEWS.
Tha proponed ln p llKMon ! Into the Jnll '
rllrrry fulled to matprlnllto yesterday [
'Icrnoon ' or last night. Mayor Kntor Hinted .
ml ho mmlo nn effort to gel thn committed
nguthcr lull fnlleil bcrnuxn nno of thn rncm * ;
"t hnd gotio to Ornnhn nnd tould not ba .
Orrnl Indignation wnn expfMsrd yrntrrdny '
y thp people generally nt what li termed
ho lee o method of conducting affair * nt
ollco headquarter * . Police Judge llnhcock
nl o ccnnured for
not permitting Deputy i
liorlfl Mitchell to take thn three confidence '
men to Omnhn when tha eornplnlnlnt ; wit- '
c * * was taken up. In defending himself
to judge nay * Hint ho did not know Jtut
vhnt authority ho hnd In the prnmUei and
o felt Inclined to rely on the judgment of
ha police. The judge I * pojltlvo thnl the
ccurronro will not bo repented , a * he pro-
o ei to u o hi * own Judgment after this
nd not take ndvlco from the officer * on
uty at the jnll.
Clmrlei Ward , who I * In jnll for tralln
cow from a Ilrown park btitrhor , rnnke.n
10 Rtntcment that during Halurdny night
hlof Drenimn opened the outrildo door of
10 jail , nnd calling to the three confidence
ion , told them tr > get out. It wn * not ncccx-
nry to glvo them n second Invitation , na
hey left with nlncrlty. Ward n.nort.i that
10 won on' n bench trying to go to lcep
whnn the jnll door was opened. After mak-
ng this statement Mnyor Jlnnor nnd Chief
Ircnnnn visited Word nnd nikcd him to
cpcnt hi * aiMcrtlon. At thli tlmo Ward
edged slightly by saying thnt If It wns
nt llrennnn It wan n man who wore a lint
list like hi * nnd wn * of about tlio mine
iilld. llrennan Inslit * thnt there It no truth
n the statement made by the prisoner.
When the arrest of thn trio was m.ido
Inyton bad on lilt person 137 , which wn *
laced In nn envelopn along wit ? ) hi * other
fleets and locked up In the vault , the snme
* the packages of other prisoner * . La.it
venlng Judge Dabcock ntated that tills
ackngo wns mUilng. Ttie chief , the jailor
nd thp judge all have key * to thn receptacle
whore property taken from prisoners la I
laced , nml the Judge I * sure that the park- !
igo wns In Its place yesterday afternoon. I
'hli I * something which the council commit- !
ee will bo called upon to Investigate when
be matter of the escape I * taken up.
lloitiily Hlnrlrr .til to In-1 I'd Htory.
Deputy Sheriff Mitchell says -when t.ib- )
cock asked him to take N'orskog to the
county jail he refused to do so unless al-
owed to take the three "fllmflnmmers"
along at the same time. Dabcock stated that
t would bo nn hour or more hcforo he could
get the papers nady nnd urged Mitchell to
; o ahead with Norskog. Mitchell positively
refused to do this as a deputy sheriff and
so Hancock deputized him as a policeman
or the trip. Ilnl > cock agreed to go with
the ofllcer who was to take the prisoners to
Omaha nnd naked Mitchell to wait nt the
county jail for him. After reaching Omahn
and turning Norskog over to Jailor Shand
Mitchell waited nn hour and a half nml then
telephoned to the jail here and asked what
was the mtter. Hancock then told him that
he prisoners bad escaped. Mitchell aayi that
f an officer had boon sent with Norskog nnd
le had not arrived nt fi" ( ill thi nrnni.j
would have become suspicious and It waa
lor the purpose of thru ing oil KUJJU. , on
.hat the sheriff's office was called upon.
Mitchell asserts that he Is v.illlm ; and
anxious to go before any Investigating com
mittee to tell all he knows.
Sunday afternoon Ensor bad a talk -wkn
Mitchell , In which he asked this question :
'Babcock tells me that you and another
deputy sheriff stood within ten feet of Hren-
nnn when he turned those men loose. Is
this so ? " Mitchell denied this and proved
that be was in Omaha at the time of the
In case there Is nn Investigation some
lively testimony will most likely be Intro
I'nylnc Tn = Under Protmt.
Fifty-six saloon keepers have taken cut n
license for the sale of malt , spirituous ami
vinous liquors this year and In every case a
written protest against the payment of the
(500 ( occupation tax has been filed with
cither the city clerk or the city treasurer.
The majority of the liquor dealers have
signed protests prepared by the breweries.
These papers read as follows :
You are hereby notified that the under
signed protests and remonstrates against
the payment of $500 occupation tax or any
part thereof for the following reasons :
Because there Is no authority under the
aws of Nebraska to assess said pretended
lax or any part thereof.
Because said pretended occupation tax
is void and the mayor and city council bad
no authority to levy and collect the same.
Because the pretended ordinance and resolution
elution assuming to levy the same are rold
and of no force and effect.
Just what will be the outcome U a ques
tion which Is causing the city officials con
siderable worry. In case a fight Is made
the tax paid In will be tied up In the courts
'or some time and the city will not have
he use of the money. Money Is badly needed ,
at the present time to meet certain bills and
t was hoped that by Imposing this tax that
all overlaps In the various funds would bo
met and the city would be able to com
mence the fiscal year with a clean balance
That there Is a scheme ort to defeat the
object of the council there Is no doubt , but
whether the saloons will win In the long
run Is a question which will be answered
; ater. In case the money paid as an occu
pation tax Is tied up so that the city cannot
ase It. there Is no doubt but that the coun
cil will order the Slocum law enforced and
thnt emy Mtoon In nn elly will bo k > p
cloied tight on Blindly Ttin to < n tn Hi * M
loon Virprr * by mieh n enl r would IBM !
llkrly amount In itrent dtnt mnri In th
tnurun of n yrar ( linn the occupation tax.
Inquiry nt Ihn brpwrrry hrftdqtmrtrrR nllcltrd
the Information tlist thn protcil * mrntlnntKl
nrn fllrd ni * nAfrxunrrl , for unln thl
Miowln * U m.ido nt tha time thn Ux In p U
there will l.n nn powlMllty nf having thn
money refunded , even nhould thn occupation
MX b drchrril Illfgiil. The Attorney * em
ployed by nit of Ihn hrAwerle * Interested
hero nro to hnvo A mating noon , Mid will
mnp out tome ptnn of campaign. Until thU
I * done thn owner * and m n ncM nf th *
hrowerlM will not tnkn nny Mrr * .
When the enforcement of the Bloftim Uw
wn * mentioned In one of the brnwery ma < -
nntr * tin replied lht It would thrn bn n c vi
nf dog rnt doe : nnd the best rnnn would win.
lie. umlprfttnnii * It U to bn n fight tn a fin Into
between thn liquor denier * nnd thn city n4H
clnt * , nnd dor * not Appear tn t > n nt nil dis
concerted over * Ihn prospect of tie Inn da *
.Int ! Mnrlilnen .Irttlr ,
About twenty nf the nwner * or Icjuffs ol
riot mnrliln < - < wnlked up tn the trrnoirer' *
nffiro yestcrdny nnd ileponlln ! JIO npletr fern
n llcenne , The ordlnnncn tinder which th
licensor were grnntcd wn * pnurd by thi
round ! In Juno H9f > , but hn * never been en
forced. A few dny * nso thn nwner * of lh
mnchtncx received a hunch tn the efTect that
they hnd better nettle before the eonnr.ll
took n notion to rnlio the llcon p. Tha II-
cenno Imucd I * similar to n liquor HceuM
nnd In moat ca.ici will bo pt.iccd In a con
spicuous plnco nn the machine or clae OH
the wall directly at > ere It.
I it < M * it Ik ft l.nhl Thli
According tn the figures of the elty enirt-
nrrr there hn * been laid this uprlntc B.5U
feet nf board aldewnlk , ThM 1 * nxelilflvrt nf
the walk * Inld by property owner * . The fig
ure * given reprctcnt the number nf feet nf
walk laid by the city cnntrartnr. the coil to
bo charged ngalnit the property. To connost
these walk * It wa * nceesinry for the city to
lay twenty-five cron wnlk * . the ro.it of
these being borne by the tax payers at largo.
Mnulr Clly < ii * lp.
Thn city council I * hilled for a meeting
Counterfeit ullvcr dollars are In circulation
Sheep men olok for an exceptionally heavy
wool crop this year.
The Union Veteran * ' union will meet to
night nt Masonic hall.
Officers will be Installed nt the meeting
of Hood Templar * tonight.
W. Iteed Dunroy of Uncoln Is here upend
ing a few days with friends.
Councilman A. It. Kelly' U entertaining
his brother from Minneapolis-
George Jackson of Manon City , la. , was a
visitor at the yards yesterday.
The Episcopal church I * nnw loialed on
Its new MtB nt Twenty-fourth and J streets.
There will be n solal nt the Pint Meth
odic church tonight , given by the npworth
Buyers of export cattle are looking for
animals welshing between 1,300 and 1.100
pound * .
The young son of Mr. and Mra. Welg.
Twenty-fourth nnd S streets. Is 111 with
Thursday evening a literary and musical
entertainment wilt be given at the First
Chief Engineer King of the stock yards
company made a trip of Inspection through
the big stock yards sewer yesterday.
The Mohicans met last night and listened
attentively to a long story from Harry Car
penter about hla experiences with Sioux In
The Woman's Auxiliary of the EpIacop-U
church will rrtoet Wednesday afternoon
with Mrs. Sloano , Twenty-second and I
The King's Daughters will meet on
Thursday afternoon of this week at the
home of Mri. Charles Iturcb , Twenty-second
and K streets.
A. D. Fetterman , formerly of this city ,
has enlisted In the Omaha Guards and has )
passed the necessary physical examination.
He Is now a full Hedged private In Uncle
D. S. Clark reports the lois of $355 worth
of cigars from his N street store. Entrance
to tbo store was gained by means of a skel
eton key. There la no clue , but It Is thought
that local parties committed the theft.
An additional fire hydrant was located at
the stock yards yesterday to protect tha
new exchange building. The new hydrant
has been placed Just north of the big build
ing and can be approached from any direc
F. R. Robinson , who was Injured by a
train In the yards about two months ago.
was sent to relatives In Chicago yesterday.
Dr. Curtis attended the case from the start
and was Instrumental In securing transpor
tation for the unfortunate man.
There will be a general meeting of all
those Interested In the work of the Hos
pital association this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Plans for raising funds are to be discussed
and It Is more than likely that some sort
of an entertainment will be arranged for.
It Is reported that James Fitzgerald , who
Is confined at the city jail on account of
his weak mental condition , tried to hang
himself night before last. Fitzgerald made
a rope of a couple of handkerchiefs and
attached one end to a bar. while the other
adorned his neck. An alarm was given and
the prisoner was cut down before his wln4
was shut off.
Some person who has no hop of m *
celvlng a free drink at the South Omaha
brewery had the nerve to steal 100 feet of
garden hose from the residence of Manager
Freltag Sunday night. Through an over
sight the hose was left out In the yard and
yesterday morning It was gone. Mr. Frel-
j tag Is willing to pay a reasonable reward
! for the conviction of the thief.
The Ottuimvn , la. , stock of pianos and
organs would be a heavy load for us
to carry If we wore not gettlns rid of
thorn so fast For tomorrow we arc
golnj ; to offer one special piano a Hal-
let & Davis no iKoil for us to elaborate
upou the worth of ulic Hallet & Davis
their reputation is world wide This
piano sold In Ottiunwa , la. , for $400
would sell In Omaha today for that if
we hail to buy it In the regular way
bill we bouirht the entire lot at about
.10 cents on the dollar and offer this up
right piano in rich mahogany case
with all latest improvements for § ± "i
A. HOSPE ,
MUSIC Ond fill 1513 Douglas
KODAKS AND CAMERAS.
Pleasant and protltable diversion
Wo have all the popular Eastman
Kodaks Premo Poco AddUike Vive
Diamond llullseye and Ilullct came
ras for pleasure and profit In taking
pictures of summer sports and scenery-
glass plates tllms chemicals line
goods latest styles free use of dark
room and burnisher together with our
experience for customers We know
you will tlnJ our prices to be right.
Amator I'koto Smppljr House.
1404 Farnam Strtet.
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