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'price baking powder co.;
HITCH THEIR WAGON TO A STAR
Parto RJco Hope to Be Next Lumiiarj in
DELEGATES FREIGHTED WITH GRAVE TASK
Their Mission In tfaltl to lie Further
ance, of T'lnti tn Admit Inland
na Territory nnd
CHICAGO, Oct. 30. Tho visit to the
"United Slates of tho Porto Rlcan delega
Hon of business men, who spent tho day
(in Chicago, has a far greater significance
than has appeared hitherto. Instead of
coming to lnpcct the commercial methods
of this country and Incidentally to go on
! llttlo Junketing trip to the Pan-American
exposition tho Porto Rlcnns havo come
primarily to pave tho way for tho ndmla
Ion of their Island, first as an organized
territory, then as a state. The authority
.for this statement Is Federlcn Degetau, the
present commissioner from that Island to
tbe United States.
The delegation arrived In Chicago In the
morning, visited the Board of Trade .and
the stock yards, was entertained at a-banquet
this evening and left on a late train
for St. LouIb. Before tho delegation re
turns to the Island a visit will be paid to
Washington, whero an Interview with
President Roosevelt will be held.
The party Includes three of the five na
tive members of Porto Rico's native coun
cil and, - one member of tho Chamber of
Deputies, In addition to Commissioner
'rc' Trade l AUcl.
Pree trade with the United States and
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i-orio mean aoiegaiion to mo unuea
States at the banquet given by the Board
of Trade In their honor at the Auditorium
Annex tonight. Tho sentiments voiced by
the Islanders met with tho approval of the
business men present at tho dinner and
cheers greeted their reference to a desire
for an open market.
Dr. J. C. Barbosa was the speaker, who
delivered the appeal for tho revocation of
the Impost upon Porto Rlran tariffs.
"When the Porto Rlcan tariff bill was
'passed," he tald, "it was with tho undcr
ntandlng that It would remain Jn effect un
til we wore able to become self-supporting.
During the last year we have raised $2,000,
000 for local government expenses.
Of this $."00,000 was spent for
education and $40,000 for good roads.
We want tho American people to know
bow we can help ourselves. We waot them
to know that we are true to the flag and
as good Americans as there are in Chi
cago." The Beat Beaiedy for Diarrhoea.
' "Some yearr. ago while at Martlnsburg,
W. Va., I was taken with cholera morbus,
which was followed by diarrhoea, The doc
tor's medlclno did me no good, I was ad
vised to get a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic. Cholera add Diarrhoea Remedy,
which I did, and it cured me sound and
well.'-O. A. Morris, Embreevllle, Pa. Sold
by all druggists.
' McKtnley Fund In liullann,
I tvntAMAPni.is Oct. 30. Governor Dur-
toln today appointed a committee of fifteen.
prominent rcsuientB oi me smie iii ihro
cnarRe or raising minis in i milium iu mo
McKlnley National Memorial association.
Looks more attractive than housework
for a woman, but it is also even more
exhausting. The work is ofteu. done
under high pressure, and the brightness
of the eyes ana tne
flushed checks of
the attentive clerk
ness rather than
health. If this is
true under iuost
tions, what shall be
said of those who
suffer from woman
ly diseases, and who
other pains day
No sick woman
stiould neglect the
means of cure for
offered in Doctor
regulates the peri
ods, dries enfeebl
ing drains,' heals
i nrrs female weakness.
It makes weak
women strong and sick women well.
"A heart overflowlqc with grstltude, a well
at a sene of duty, urgen me to write to you sad
tell you of my wondirfiil reco-ery." ) Mls
Corlunt C. Hook, Orsngebiirg. OntOf cburg Co..
Bouth Csrollns. ,"!' the me of tr, Pierce s
1'avorlte Prescription I am entirely a new being
compared with the poor mltera-lc sufferer who
wrote you four month hro. I remark to my
parents sltuost eery day ihst It teems lmot
in lmpollllit for medicine to do a perion so
much good. Oiutntr the whole suniinrr I could
scarcely keep up to walk about the home, and
veterdy 1 walked four miles and felt better
from the exerciw. I now weigh u pounds.
Sine wa a complicated case offemale dlee
its wort form." .
Doctor Pierce's Pleasant PelleU cure
flavor and adds
to the healthfalaess of the f
Note. There are Imitation baking powders sold cheap by
many grocers. They are made from alum, a poison
ous drug, which renders the food injurious to health.
BRITTS AWAITS HIS BRIDE
Knthanlnatle Inventor Issues Another
(nil for n Maid with n
Rarzlllsl II. Brltts has concluded his
labors In the potato fields of Clreely
county, Colorado, and has gone to Low
land, where he Is helping to reduce to
sugar n'n Immense crop of sugar beets. Ho
has not given up his mission yet, but still
yearns for that mnlden who Is to endow him
with a thousand In order that ho may per
fect his millennial motor. As Mr. DrlttH pro
poses to harness the cyclono and turn Its
terribly dcstructlvo force to commercial
advantages, It seems strange that he Is
compelled to wait ho long for the deliver
ance he necks. His latest letter bespeaks
In a measure tho disappointment hn feels
at this state of affairs. Indeed, he even
goes so far as to express some chagrin'
that a duke can como over hore and cap
ture a brldo with millions, while an Ameri
can sovereign whoso head Is big with a
mighty Invention cannot sccuro one with
paltry thousands. Ho says:
LOVKLAND. Colo., Oct. 27. To the
Editor of The nee: I received your pub.
llcatlon of the 17th containing my article of
tho 14th. I don't see why such wisdom
spread out In black and white don't catch
me a maid with $1,000 or $2,000, when an
old country duko without any sense, dressed
In black and white, can catch them with
$2,000,000 or $3,000,000. But such Is life in
tho far west. So I came over to the Land
of Love to sweeten up on the sugar beet
business. Then, mayhap, I can catch them
with two or three millions, too, that Is
If you keep me published and posted. If
proso don't bring them, let's try them
with poetry. Here goes;
Verily verily I say unto you
This homely poetry Is "pospelly" true,
If saint or sinner, Christian or Jew
Will risk $500 dollars with me.
Mi. """ uruct wl"
inai i win ao as i ngrco,
Make a machine very stoucht.
That will make power and no dought
Turn the mechanical world about.
Bhould I not write I might hnve fits,
For 1 nm chamnliig In mv bits
To work up the plans of II. U. Britts.
For ns sure ns there's nn ocean,
He has the only right notion
That will accomplish perpetual motion
But to you It mav seem
Quite foolish I "ween"
To propose to make power without any
But the wisdom of man
Would be quite a sham
Without inspiration from the great "I am."
Inspiration from above.
Like the Saviour's dove.
To minds of men that's ruled by love.
Please don't treat our I.ord cold,
But come on with our gold.
And show to the world we are not to bold.
Now to the maid of princely "nlr"
That has a few 100 dollars to spare.
Hurry up and I'll make you a multi-mil-(lonare.
If tho people of this world will not help
me make ihe "millennial motor" I will never
ask any more through the press for help.
I shall return from whence I came and
say unto Our Father I proffered to make
all things free to our people, but they
would not. Therefore, we must need turn
on the fireworks according to the proclama
tion of St. Peter or satan, the devil I
would remind you that St. Peter Is satan
according to our Saviour's own words'
recorded In Matt., 14th chapter, 23d verse,
and Mark, 8th chapter, 33d verse, "And
tald unto Peter, get thee behind me satan,
thou art an offense unto Me." Now St.
Peter, 1. e., or satan, prophesied that earth
and heaven would be burned up and de
stroyed, 2 Peter, 3d chapter and 10th verse.
But Jesus prayed for "Thy kingdom come,
Tby will be done In earth as It Is in
heaven." Matt., 4th chapter and 10th verse.
And we understand that in heaven all
things are free, lily white robes are free,
golden crowns are free, silver flutes and
gold slippers are free, and the street of
the city was pure gold, rev., 21st chapter,
21st vorse; plenty fruit and no more curse,
rev., 22d chapter, 2d and 3d veraeN yho
toover Is on the Lord's side send me what
they can afford and I will make the "mil
lennial motor" and repay them 100 fold.
BARZILLAI II. BRITTS.
UAXDIWKF CAUSKD BV A CIEBM.
A Xevr Discovery that Kill tbe Uerm
and Prevents Baldness.
Pretty nearly all the hair preparations
for dandruff bavo some merit In allaying
Itching of tbe scalp and In being fairly
good dressing for the hair, but there la
only, one that recognizes what causes dan
druff, falllns hair and baldness and that
destroys that cause, a llttlo germ and that
is Newbro's Herplclde. This germ eats Its
way Into the scalp down to the hair root,
where It saps that vitality, causing' dan
druff as It digs up the scalp into little white
scales. Unless It Is destroyed there's no
permanent stopping of falling hair and
cure of dandruff and baldness. Newbro's
Hernlclde kills the germ. "Detroy the
cause, you remove tho effect."
Only Two Injurril In Wreck.
BUFFAIX), Oct. 30. Train No. 1, on th
Sieve York Central, was wrecked at Qrlmes
villa today by running Into a freight ear
which had been demlled In shifting. The
engine and six cars left the track. At the
New York Central office It was said that
the oidy persons Injured were Engineer
Harrison, .wrist broken, and a Mrs. Dickin
son, who ia aufferlng from shock.
Texas Cattle Barred.
SANTA YE, N. M., Oct. 30.-Opvcrnor
Otero today Issued a proclamation for
quarantine against cattle from Texas, from
November to March 5, owing to the preva
lence, of Teaa lever la Tcaa. .
PROTECTS SPANISH PUBLIC
MiiisUr Kortt'i Prapowd Bill Bejrilatas
All Strikes bj Lagislatfan.
EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYES SHARE ALIKE
Interior Urnnrtment Chief's Purpose
Is to Make It Impracticable for
Hither of Them (o Sacrifice
MADRID. Oct. 30. Tho minister of tho
interior. Senor Morct, proposes to regu
late strikes by legislation, and to that end
has Introduced a bill In tho Cortes, legal
Izlng ordinary strikes If from four to fifteen
days' notice Is given to tho authorities
Strikes stopping tho works of an entire
town or tending to produce a lack of tho
necc-serlcs of llfo will bo Illegal and tho
leaders In such strikes will be punished
by Imprisonment. Similar conditions will
Eovern the employers coalitions. Conces
sions for public works will hereafter stlpu
lato that the contracts mint bo made with
tho concessionaires' workmen,' setting forth
the hours of labor and wages. Disputes
will be roferred to the authorities and to
FOR HOME TALENT WRITERS
OrlKhton.Ornlicniii Managers Will
Try n Scheme New In
The management of the Orpheum theater
has decided to stimulate local .interest in
vaudeville. A sketch-writing contest Is about
to bo inaugurated, which will bo open to
all, under conditions laid down by the man
agement. It will bo an amateur affair In
every respect and only amateurs will' be
allowed to participate. The Intention Is to
have submitted as many sketches as pos
stblo during tho season, which will be
presented at the rate of ono each week
providing the supply be sufficiently great
Authors and actors must be amateurs,
though it is not necessary for tho author to
produce the sketch. Tho first will bo pre
sented as soon as possible, tho last, two
weeks before the close of the regular
season. Tho dramatic critics of the various
newspapers will be asked to act as a Judg
ing committee and It will bo left to them
to announce the winner, which will be
Judged on the merits of the sketch and
acting both. To tbe winning sketch is prom
ised a prize of $50 and a week's engagement
at the local house at a reasonable salary,
with (he additional promise of a booking
over the entire circuit should the sketch
merit It. To further the efforts of partici
pants In the contest, the management will
render every assistance. The house will
provide the scenery and ordinary prop
erties and will tender the services of tho
regular stage manager to assist In tbe pro
duction. The stage of the theater also
will be at the service of those who require
It for the purpose of rehearsals. Another
condition Is that at least six sketches be
submitted and produced, so that tbe win
ning sketch will be given a fair race. Every
thing possible will be done to assist the
production of sketches submitted, tbe
sketch to be produced will be given a place
on the regular program, in an advantageous
position, so that It will be able to enjoy
all the consideration shown to the pro
fessional numbers In the bill. Communica
tions In reference to the contest should be
addressed to the manager of tho Orpheum
HAD MONEY COMING TO HIM
Broke In Poller Conrt, Plain Drunk
Goes to Sonth Omaha for
A bedraggled individual with red, swol
len eyes and unkempt hair, who bad given
the name of Charles St. Clair to the desk
sergeant the night before, but who didn't
appear to recognize It when addressed by it
In police court yesterday morning, was
fined $5 and costs for being drunk and lying
cn the walk.
"I haven't got a cent of money with me."
he said to Lee Orler, clerk of tbe court, a
moment later, "but there's a little roll
coming to me over In South Omaha and If
you'll go there with roe I'll make It worth
your while and pay my fine at the same
Having busincrs In tbe packing house dls
trlct, Qrler took him up, and advanced car
fare for him.
A half hour later, bespattered with mud
and Inhaling extract of beef Into the svs
tern by way of the nose, they stood In the
office of a South Omaha commission firm.
The man behind the braided wire was glr
to see Mr. Orler's friend. He greeted him
cordially, but tbe name he used In address
ing hlra was not Charles St. Clair. The
man with the red eyes did a little wrlilng
in a shaky band and a moment later the
cashier counted out Jl.fOO, passing the bills
to him with the question: "How manv
head are you going to feed next year. Bill?'1
The 6 cents which Mr. Orler had advanced
for car fare was thereupon refunded,
Invaluable to Mothers.
Mall-Nutrlne is especially beneficial to
nursing mothers, It not only Insures
speedy convalescence, but makes the baby
fat and healthy. It makes rich, healthy
blood and a strong and vigorous ctmstltu
tlon. Trepared only by the Anheuser
Butch Brewing Ass n, St. Louis, U. E. A
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Oitj Epljsi lagin tt Worry Ofir Pay-
meit of lalarits.
FIRE AND POLICE FUNDS RUNNING LOW
At the Unit of the Icur There Will
lie nn Overlnn nf at l.rnsl BUO.IHIO
In Klrr, Puller mill
Quite a number of the employes of the
city arc already beginning to wonder "where
they are at," especially wheu salaries arc
considered. By the end of December the
flro and police funds will be oxhautted and
already tho local banks hnve given notice
that they will not ncccpt assignments or
carry paper for employes In tho fire, police
or street departments. At the best there
will be at the end of December nn overlnu
of not less thau $20,000 In tho departments
mentioned. In the interest fund there re
mains only $2,700 nnd there Is due on ma
turities In New York on January 1 the sum
of $10,000 In Interest.
As, under tho law, members of the coun
cil aro liable under their bond for contract
ing any debts for the city when there Is
no money on hand to meet tho same, the
firemen nnd members of the police depart
ment are wondering where they will get on,
or whether their pay will be stopped and
the city worry along without any police
Some of the citizens who favor a more
economical administration aisort that If the
rnuncll proceeds to appropriate money for
the flro, police or street department after
the annual levy of 1901 Is exhausted tho
courts will be called upon to lutercede.
In connection with an economic move the
mayor, It is asserted, will be asked to cut
down expenses by laying off several em
ployes who now do, nothing except draw
their breath and their salaries.
Those l.lhrary Itoiiils.
In somo circles there seems to be oprJosl-
tlon to tho proposition to voto bonds In tho
sum of $S,000 for tho purchnse of a site for
the Carnegie library. Rumor hBB it that
organized labor will oppose the Issuing of
bands for this purpose on the grounds that
Mr. Carnegie has not treated his employes
right In tbo past. On the other hand rep
resentative citizens say that the bonds
should bo voted by all means and thus
provide the city with a magnificent library
building. Tho site, It is stated, win cost
not less than $5,000 and for maintenance a
tax amounting to the samo amount will
bo levied each year. This tax will, It Is
asserted, provide for nil the needs of tho
Institution and will leave n sum Bumcient
to purchase new books as needed.
Just whero the slto will bo located should
the bonds carry Is not known. Somo of the
city officials favor tho locality in the vicin
ity of Twenty-fourth and O streets, while
others think that the building should be
erected north of N street. There will
doubtless be some controversy over the site,
but In case the bonds aro carried this mat
ter, It Is stated, can ha arranged satisfactor
ily to all concerned.
Kelly Drslrrs Action.
Mayor Kelly Is desirous that action of
some sort be taken In regard to the nam
ing of n Board of Health and the appoint
ment of n city phyBlclan. At tho present
time over a dozen cases of scarlet fever
oxlst and one or two cases of smr.llrox.
The mayor thinks that tbe Board of Health
should be made up of two business men.
physician, tho chief executive and tho sani
tary inspector. A1J of theso members aro
to servo without compensation except the
physician, who Is to Ji'e allowed $50 per
month. This matter was brought up In
tho council a short time ago, but nothing
camo of It. Now City Attorney Lambert
Is engaged In drafting the necessary ordi
nance, which Is to be presented at tho reg
ular meeting of tho council In November.
The civil engineers who made the ground
tests and the preliminary surveys for tho
Improvements at Swift's are expected back
hero within a day or two, whon the surveys
for the new hoghouse will be made. Local
contractors assert that Inquiry has already
been made for material and that the work
of erecting the new hoghouse and remod
eling some or me otner Duuumgs win negiu
as soon as possible. This work will give
employment to a largo number of men
Htlll l.lttor StrreU.
In spite of the warning given by the
mayor some time ago merchants still con
tlnuo to permit the streets to be Uttered
by sweepings from their stores and walks.
Mayor Kelly says that tho annual nppor-r
tlonmcnt for street cleaning Is not sum
lent to keep the streets the way they
ught to be kept and he has asked that
wcenlDKS be put In a garbage barrel. No
ttentlon has been paid to the request, and
now tbe police will be called In to arrest
11 nersons violating the ordinance, which
prohibits the littering of tho streets.
Xn Vouchers MIinIiik.
John J. Ryan, secretary of tho Board of
Education, was on the streets yesterday
afternoon for the first time In ten days. He
s still badly crippled with rheumatism, but
manages to get about with the aid of a
cane. In speaking of the rumors In a
couple of uptown papers about certain
vouchers being missing, Mr. Ryan said that
Go Out in the Kitchen-
and rummage among thy pots and kettles
and other handy helpfuls. My! what a lot
of things are needed stove brush, flour
sifter, sauce pan, coffee pot, water bucket,
skillet they are hero; everytning ror me
kitchen, but no trash. Then should you
need a new range, let us explain the good
qualities of the Favorite steel rango, no
better rango made anywhere and you can
buy one from 30 up. The Fnvorlto baso
burner Is another stovo we isko pnao in
selling, because It's a good heater and
uses so llttlo coal HO and up Is the price.
We arc agents for the Majestic steel range.
We'd like to talk stovo to you.
A. C. Raymer
Builders Hurdwarc and Tools.
1514 Fartiam St.
As a Ruii-
A piano Is the most expsailvo artlolo
either for use or adornment In a home
and while tho first aim should be to obtain
perfection In tone, Its exterior should not
be forgotten, and believing In bringing har
mony to the eye as well as the car, Kranloh
& Rach havo drawn on the forests of many
lands darkest Africa, the Philippines and
South America vie with each other In their
wealth of rich and gorgeous natural burls
and ojhor wonderful figured woods which
Kranlch & Bach have secured for embel
lishing their cases which, when completed,
is a wonderful example of the skill of tho
craftsman's art KRANICH & BACH pianos
cost only a trifle moro than other pianos.
Music and Art. 1513-1515 Do'jgln
Wt do artistic tuning. Pboat ISt,
prior to his Illness he turned all the docu
ments needed by the Investigating commit
tee over to the clerk of the board. lie fur
ther said that all of the records of the dls-
trlct would be found complete and that the
so-called Taxpayers' league would not find
that any money had been misappropriated.
llnnitunnil Kill Shrrp.
, The sheep slaughtering department at
I Hammond's plant Is now In operation and
Will LUUIIUIIU I nudum;, J . (ItAk III UIUC1
will come tho hog department. It Is ex
pected that the killing of hogs will begin
on or about Monday next. Every effort is
being made by mechanics to place tho plant
In running order, and Superintendent Fetch
thinks that only a tew days will elapse be
fore tho three Important departments will
be In running order. At tho present time
nearly all of the cattle slaughtered here
by Hammond's are being sent east, but the
company expects toon to enter the local
('nnd Tnpi .Mnrkcl.
John F. Coad, president of tho Packers'
National bank, sold a bunch t seventy-two
steers at the South Omaha stock yards yes
lerday and topped the market. The ship
ment averaged 1,439 pounds and brought
$6.10 per hundred. Mr. Coad raised nnd
fed these steers on his farm at Pacific
Junction, Only a few days ago Mr. Coad
topped the market with a similar shipment
from the samo farm. These steers belong
ing to Mr. Coad wero snapped up by pack
ers and will bo used In tho export trade.
Saturday Is the third and last day of reg
istration. Every voter must register this
fall. Up to tho present ttmo the registra
tion has been light, but both republicans
and democrats aro now hustling to get out
a full vote. Even at tho best It Is thought
now by political managers that the total
registration will not run much over 3,500.
Tho places of registration In South Omaha
will bo printed In Tho Boo Friday,
MnKlu City finsnlp.
Register on Saturday; It Is tho ihst day.
Certain city officials say that the O street
vlndtict is assured.
A number of additional cases of scarlet
fever nnd smallpox nro reported.
Muynr Kelly In figuring on building a
shretlron pesthouse In somo Isolated part
of the city.
Ho.VH With cakes nf nnnn defaced n num
ber of store windows In tho business por
tion oi inr ciiy inai nigiu.
Bo fnr tho street enr comnanv has not
compiled with tho request of the council to
romovn the rnlls at the cast end of the L
Tho Enwortli lo.ictm will elve n Hnl.
towo'oil soclnl nt tlin linmn of Mr. nnd Mrs.
Hurry L. Dennis, Twenty-third and II
MAY TRY RAISING CELERY
MlehlKnn Mnti Tnlkn of rinntlnic Two
Hundred Acres In Snrny
James Ralston a celery expert of Kala
mazoo Mich., was at tho Dcllono hotel yes
terday. Mr. RalBton has been Investigating
tho land south of the city as n profitable
location for celery fields. This is Mr. Ral
slon's second trip to Omaha for the samo
purpoae. Ho said: "I spent the day with
several land owners In Sarpy county, and
unless something unforeseen happens we
will lenso from them sufficient land to plant
about 200 acres of celery next year. While
tt will bo something of an experiment I
think celery can bo grown here as well as
nt Kalamazoo. A year ago I advised some
of tho small farmers hero to try celery
raising and they did so, the result being
"The demand for celery Is on the In
crease," continued Mr. Ralston. "It Is not
only used for tho table, but In the manu
facture pt several medical preparations. I
would not bo surprised to sec a medicine
Institute established In Omaha that will not
only give employment to a largo number of
people, but will make celery farming profit
able to small farmers. I romember whmi
It was said that sugar beets could not be
grown with profit in Nebraska, but tho
wonderful success that has been achieved
In this state has proved that someone has
erred In Judgment, So It is with celery. 1
bellcvo it can bo grown here as well as In
Michigan, and am willing to take chances."
TO EXONERATE MISS REED
Bonrd of Kducntlon Will Probably
Clcnr Tcnchcr of Chnry.r. Made
Miss Ivy Reed, a teacher In the Cass
school, will probably be cleared by the
Board of Kducatlon at Its meeting next
Monday night of the charge that she dis
paraged tho colored race to her class, In
which Is Miss Daisy Shaffer, daughter of
the pastor of tho St. John African Metho
dist Episcopal church.
The matter was at tho last session re
ferred to tho teachers' committee and this
body will recommend such action, ex
plaining that the remarks of Miss Reed on
that occasion wero exaggerated in the
complaints filed by tho colored people
It Is said that another communication
will bo filed with the board next Monday
discountenancing tho first one and stating
that tho colored people do not believe
what was said concerning Miss Reed. This
wlir be signed by a majority of tho con
gregation of Mr. Shaffer's church.
is for Goose
and of course he don't
5 know WOOL SOAP$
is the best
Use Swift's Pride Soap in the
TWO VERY HANDSOME
SUITES OF OFFICES
are not often vacant long. These offices ara
both large, have ample burglar-proof vaults, elec
tric light, hardwood floors, and, in fact, as hand
some offices cannot be found in any building in
Omaha. It will be a pleasure to show them.
THE BEE BUILDING
I. C PETERS 4 CO., Rental Agents.
IS BURDENED WITH WEALTH
Likt Midas of ths sldan Teioh is th
MORE RICHES THAN IT CAN EVER UIE
Ton of Silver Bullion In Possession of
Criminal Conrt Because There
la Weighty Question Over
Its Rlfrhtful Ownership.
The criminal part of the district court
finds Itself In tho predicament ot Midas, the
Phrygian ktug, who had moro wealth than
he cared for.
A small fortune lies unclaimed In the
criminal court room. Mors than a ton ot
sliver bullion lies there awaiting an owner.
The valuable metal was taken to the
court house several days ago when S. K.
Harding was on trial for receiving stolen
property. The. grcut bars ot metal wero
plied :n the center of tho room. Tho bailiff,
Earl Bone, discovered that tho weight was
too much for the floor and scattered the bul
lion about tho room to equalize tbe strain.
After remaining out for many hours the
Jury failed to find Harding and tbe men who
aro associated with him In tho junk business
guilty of receiving the stolen bullion,
Attorneys and witnesses who are com
pelled to be In tbe court room pick their
way around among the bars ot metal, which
cannot be removed until an owner Is found.
Claims to Be Owner.
The American Smelting nnd Refining
company alleged that It was the owner ot
the valuable bullion. Testimony was In
troduced to show that tbe company shipped
bullion from Denver to Omaha and that
some of tho bullion was mining when the
cars reached Omaha, but there was nothing
definite enough to prove, that tbe metal
found in the Junk shop was tho property
ot the company.
Until the smelting company brings add!
tlonal testimony before tbe court the metal
will lie In the county building. The owner
ship of tbe bullion Is dented by Harding,
In whose shop It was found. It he Were to
claim It be would give the state an oppor
tunity to renew Its action against him for
receiving stolen goods.
Tho bullion was In the posrslon ot tbe
Union Pacific railroad when It was stolen
and that company prompted tbe action
against Harding. Although, there can be
but little doubt concerning the ownersnip
of the metal, It will be held until addi
tional testimony can be secured. It no
counter claims are filed in the meantime It
Is likely that the courts will not prevent
the American Smelting and Refining com
pany from relieving the criminal court of
this wealth, which Is far from desirable.
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LOCAL POLITICAL CALENDAR.
Thursday, October 81.
Seventh Ward Republican club, 270
Friday, November 1.
Fifth Ward Republican club, Sixteenth
and Locust streets.
Swedish republican mass meeting,
Saturday, November 2.
Sixth ward meeting, Idlewlld hall,
Meeting In Florence precinct.
Thursday, October 31,
Mets's hall, 1245 South Thlrt-snth
Meeting In Florence precinct.
Saturday, November 2.
General meeting at Ruser's park.
NO ACTION ON DR. SARGENT
Members of St. Mary's Arenne Con
Kreatlonal Church Adjourn
for a Week.
The meeting of the tnerobors ot St. Mary's
Avenue Congregational church called last
night to decldo whether Dr. C. 8. Sargent
Is to be retained aa pastor of the congrega
tion was postponed for one week. About
100 members met at the church last night
In spite of the storm. As there are nearly
500 members of the congregation those who
attended last night's meeting decided that
It would not be wise to discuss the reten
tion of the present psstor when so few
members were present. A motion to ad
journ carried unanimously.
Etc., made to
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