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UNDER TI1E PURE FOOD LAWS
St. Louis Grooert Tined for Soiling Alum
MISSOURI STATUTE FULLY ENFORCED
Retailers foavlrtesl nt Vratlaa;
Articles Held la B Delelerlaas
entenred to ray Flnea
of 1(H Earn.
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8t Louis Republic.
The alum biking powder cases wers de
emed In the court of criminal correction
Monday morning by Judge Clark. The ver
dict In the case ot the Great Weatern Tea
at CoRee company. No. 725 Franklin avenue.
"guilty of the sale of baking powder
containing alum In violation of the pure,
food, law of Missouri." Hie fine assessed
by Judge Clark was $100.
By agreement between counsel, F. N.
Judson and S. S. Base for the state and T.
B. Harvey for the defense, the verdict In
this cut Is to apply also to three others.
They are B. Wolterlng. J. O. Faust and ).
E. Paule, charged with selling Bon Bob,
Raiser and Blossom baking powders con
talnlng alum. Five other cases on which
the testimony would have been the same
were nolle prosaed by the state at the con
elusion of the trials last week. This was
alone In order that the retail dealers should
not ba given too great inconvenience, aa
the Intention of the attorneys for the state
was to get a conviction and demonstrate
thereby the validity of the state's pure
food law, which Interdicts the use ot alum
to all food products In this state on the
ground that It Is a deleterious substsnce
and dangerous to the health of the public.
This la the aecood time that the pure-food
law has been vindicated In Missouri In ref
erence to the aale of poisonous baking
powders. In the other case, that of the
atate against Whitney Layton, now ot East
St. Louis, the defendant -was convicted as
a manufacturer of making and selling alum
baking powder. A line of $100 was
eesed. The caaa waa appealed by Layton
to the supreme court of the state. The
supreme court banded down a decision In
the case that affirmed the finding of the
lower court on the ground that the leg
lalature bad a right to protect the health
of the public by proper police laws, and
that, as alum had been declared In the
English courts and in other foreign coun
tries to be an Improper and unhealthy
Ingredient In food the law was undoubt
edly valid The supreme court also re
ferred to the fact that baking powders and
other food products containing alum were
excluded from the commissary ration of the
armies ot the United States and of Oreat
Britain, another point ahowlng It to bo un
der the band of suspicion aa a Substance
dangerous to the public health.
The manufacturers ot the alum baking
powder have made a hard fight td continue
their sale In this state. The law that pro
hibits the sale of the alum baking powder
waa passed by the legislature In 1S98. Ths
Drat case, that ot Layton, came up In 1890.
White It waa oendlns in the supreme court
In 1901. a determined effort was made to
repeal the law before the legislature than
In session. The bill was reported from the
aenate committee unfavorably and In lan
guage that stamped alum aa one of the most
dangerous ot ingredients used in food.
The senate committee's report also took
a fling at the powerful lobby that was ma n
talned at Jefferson City bv the so-called
alum baking powder trust. The report gave
the names of tha various manufacturers in
the United States, a long list of them, who
comprised this trust. Senator James Or
chard waa' the chairman ot tnis committee
and It waa to his efforts 'and those ot bis
fellow-commltteemen that the failure of the
bill was due.
In Judge Clark's ODlnlon In the present
cases he stated that the defense had shown
through eminent chemlata that their baking
powder waa made with C. T. S. or cream
tartar substitute. The chemical components
ot this substance, aa shown by tbe defense,
were agreed to by Use eminent chemists for
tbe atate, who positively asserted that they
constituted "burnt alum." In other words
Judge Clark's decision was that C. T. S.
was. In effect, commercial alum, and there
fore Its use wss a violation ot the pure
food law of tbe state. Ita use under tome
other name than alum, which It Is, cannot
exempt either tbe manufacturer or tbe
Vender from prosecution and conviction
under a broad law framed for tbe purpose
ot protecting the health of the public from
the use of alum or other substances ot a
deleterious and dangerous character.
Mr. Judson. counsel for the state, stated
Monday that It was the Intention to con
tinue the prosecutions In Missouri of deal
era who continued to sell baking powdirs
which were made with alum or C. T. B.
Time will be allowed for the present deci
sion ot Judge Clark to become known, and It
caaes of violation ot the law are then found
manufacturers and wholesale grocers will
be arrested wherever evidence la obtained
against them of such sale.
FUNERAL OF DR. HERTZMANN
ervlces at tha Grave Coadaeted fey
Wtftati sf tho World
Funeral services over the remalna of Dr.
Jerome F. Hertsmann were held at I o'clock
Sunday afternoon at tbe family residence,
B16 North Sixteenth street. Rev. Orau and
Rev. Savldge officiating. Interment occurred
at the Prospect Hill cemetery under the
ritual ot tbe Woodmen of tha World lodge
. of which deceased waa a member, the pall
bearers being six members of tbe lodge and
two from tbe Veteran Firemen's union.
Dr. Hsrtsmsna was a resident ot Omaha
for a number of years and had a large ctfele
ot friends, many ot whom were present at
the funeral services. The casket was al
most covered with beautiful floral offer
ings, presented by sympathetic friends. A
number of relatives from out In the state
MISCHIEF WROUGHT BY A LAMP
Bnrstlngr ! Ulnnalnntnr Seta Fir
Mrs. Weber's Lnagln.
The explosion of a lamp at tha rooming
bouse of Mrs. Lucy Weber, I US South Nice
teeath street, at o'clock last night, set
tire to tha building and did about $.&
damage to that and tha contenta before tbe
flames were extinguished. The lamp bad
been left in the hall and when It exploded
the flames spread to the anting room.
causing an exodus ot Mrs. Weber and he
Brtwe4 in pleat ti clean u the cleanest home kitcheo-w-alwayi opes to
roomers and doing coasldersble dsmage In
that part of the house before the arrival
of tbe department
At 7 o'clock Sunday morning tbe depart
ment wss called to Nineteenth and Hick
ory streets to extinguish a smsll fire that
threatened to destroy a culvert, the prop
erty of tbe Burlington Railroad company.
The blate originated from the burning ot
some trash by a crowd of small boys. Very
little damage waa done.
At the nerd.
Williams and Walker and their aggrega
tion proved magnetic enough Sunday after
noon and evening to test the aeatlng ca
pacity of the Qpyd theater to Its fullest
extent and likewise the laughing propensity
Of those who occupied the scats. But a
few years sgo this pair entered the dra
matic field and today they are perch d
comfortably on tbe top rung ot the ladder
of fame as colored entertainers. Bert Wil
lis ma could make an Egyptian mummy
laugh with hla dry droll comedy, while
George Walker Is the black Chesterfield of
tbe American stage. He wears swell
clothes with the grsce of a John Drew and
Is not a bad alnger In the bargain. Their
vehicle, "The Sons of Ham," la the same
In name aa they offered here a season ago,
but by the addition ot new music, , new
comedy and new specialties It has been
brought thoroughly up to the minute and
would not be recognised as the same piece.
The new song, "My Little Zulu Babe," In
the first act, by Williams and Walker, Is
not only well sung, but cleverly presented
as well. The scene opens with a tropical
setting and shows Mr. Walker In the cos
tume of a Zulu princess. After the first
verse Mr. Williams enters in tbe guise ot
a Zulu warrior. 'A chorus ot dusky Zulu
maidens concealed behind palms make their
appearance opportunely and the general ef
fect Is decidedly pleasing. Miss Walker's
"Hannah from Savannah," with grotesque
dance,v Won several rounds of applause.
Oeorge Catlin'a Chinese Impersonations
were realistic. Mr. William's song, "The
Phrenologist Coon," waa a big bit, while
Mr. Walker's "Elegant Darkey Dan" and
"Leader of the Ball" won encores at both
performances. All of the specialties are
praiseworthy and the entertainment highly
commebdable throughout. - The engagement
conttnuea Monday and Tueaday nights, with
a special matinee Tuesday afternoon.
At the Orphean).
The entertainment offered at the Orpbeum
for the present week has no expensive
feature acts, but Is purely a variety
bill, thoroughly clean in every respect and
every act worthy of commendation for some
one thing cr another. It would be un
just to the others to say that any one of
tho seven on tbe program made a greater
hit with either the matinee or evening
audience than another. Considered purely
from an artistic standpoint the musical act
of the five Noeses is perhaps entitled to
the distinction of being given first mention
Their act la done In front of a special
atage setting, ahowing a Venetian acene.
The members of tha troup arrive In a gon
dola and correctly costumed do a musical
act which easily excells anything ot the
kind that has been offered at this theater
during the aeaaon. Tbe comedy acrobatic
act of the three Blossoms also proves to be
tbe peer of Its kind in vaudeville. Louise
Dresser, who is considered tbe Lillian Rut
sell of the vaudeville stage, offers a nov
elty In the rendition of a burlesque Illus
trated picture song. At both performances
the audience waa leath to let Miss Dresser
leave tho stage. Jack Norworth has no
squal as a monologue comedian; His stories
are new and quite original, while his par
ed tee are beyond comparison."-He ts doing
his act In whits face this season, which,
adda to lta entertaining value. Jessie
Couthoul tells stories and recites In such
a pleasing manner that the andlence la un.
able to get enough of her act, and last
night she was forced to respond to encore
after encore until she waa too fatigued to
do anything more. The four Colllnls, fancy
dancers, Scott and Wilson, comedians, and
the klnedromo complete a bill well worth
The Trocadero bad an excellent attraction
yesterday In the "Thoroughbred Burles
quers," who gave satisfaction at both per
tormances In a program that waa thoroughly
The entertainment opened with the usual
Brat part, In which the entire company par
ticipated In songs, dialogue and specialties.
In tho olio are Ashley and Jess, song Il
lustrators, The Frank sisters In several pop
ular songs, assisted by. a pickaninny.
Mayer and Herrlngton with musical selec
tions on different Instruments, McKay and
Lawrence close the olio In a sketch called
"The Scotch Pickaninny and ths Lady
Athlete." The program closes with a one
act burlesque, called "Peesy Weesy," which
Is Interpreted la an interesting manner by
tbs sntlrs company. Numerous songa and
specialties being Introduced. The Thorough
breds remain tha entire week with dally
INSTALLATION IS POSTPONED
OIBeer to Coadaet Kn teats sf Colnra
bas Csresasaf Csaaet Bo Hers
Tba Knights of Columbus bad mads ex
tensive preparations tor a formal installa
tion ot officers to take place Wednesday
evening, the Installing officer to come from
Chicago. Tbls officer of the national asso
ciation writes that It will be Impossible for
him to be present on Wednesday, so the In
stallation has been postponed Indefinitely.
Ths members of ths order are making
preparations to visit Parsons, Kan., within
a few wseks to asalsVJn establishing a new
lodge there. Tbs Instituting team will come
from Chicago, tbs members being the same
who vlalted Omaha two weeks ago. It ;s
proposed that the candldatea who may be
elected between now and tbe date of the
Pareona' Institution be taken on the trip
and receive the degrees with ths Kansas
Initiates. It has been found necessary to
appoint a aiftiag committee of the lodge to
paaa up a ths applications received, as the
n timber Is la excess ot that which Is per
mltted at one Initiation.
Ardent Saunsocl, a buck of full-blood and
as aueer as tils name, waa brought frr
l"enaer to the county tail veeterdav
await trial on a charge of ailing liquor to
other Indiana without license.
Prof. P. C. Hloka of the University of
Cincinnati will lecture In this city Thurs
day evening, April 1, Instead .of Tuesday
evening, as first announced. 'The lecture
will be given at Library hall under the
auspices oc ine economic league.
TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEEt MONDAY, MAHCII 31, 1002.
CUBA'S LIMIT AS NATION
Widespread Belief that it Will Annex
Within Fire Tear.
0LC0 MEN RELY ON SUPREME COURT
Expert Trlbaaal to Declare Tswsey
Bill laeonstltatlonal SoMo
Dealarn for Great
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
wa tiuivrimv u.r.h an -anl.l .11.
though the republic of Cuba will be formally
Installed, according to the present pro
tram, May 20, with a full republican form
government, mere is a wiaespreaa oenei
at Plih will nnl eil-t a a.r.arate Hi.
tlon for a longer period than five years at
NAtrl tvart Am.rtrtan h. tiaa rAtiirn.it
from Cuba during the last few months, and
tiler htv. hrnn trnrM rtt Americana In
Washington, asserts that the bvslness ele
ment ot the island is practically unanimous
i tbe belief that Cuba must be annexed
i ths United Statea la order to exist at all.
atiirallv the Island la an rlna.lv Identl.
fled In lta business Interests with this coun
try that tha tariff eTlt1n hatwa.it tha
two nations must prove burdensome In tbe
extreme to the new republic. All talk ot
concession contemplates, the .reduction of
duties to only a slight degree, ao that even
ihould the program of ths president and
tbe republican leaders of tbs bouse be
adopted It would prove but a temporary
means ot relief.
Ths amount of American caoltai Invested
in Cuba Is far greater than Is generally
supposed. .The American Interests on tbe
eland are bound to predominate commer
ilallv from the outset and naturally thoae
Interests will have aa Important bearing
upon the political future of tbe island. It
Is to be sssumed. therefore, according tn
the best posted men, that but a year or two
win eiapse oerore tne demand for annexa
tion will be as widespread aa was the do
me nd for political Independence four years
ago. As a state or territory of the United
States, prosperity is bound to come to
uuoa, out as an independent nation, wltb a
tariff wall raised against It In Europe and
America, many believe the Island can be
little better off than during tbe Spanish re
Regard Oleo Bill as lalqoltoaa.
Little activity has been manifested bv tha
manufacturers of oleomargarine In opposing
tbcas-called Tawner bill In tha aanrt Thla
apparent lack of Interest has caused some
surprise among those who did not know the
reason for this lethargy. It Is learned,
however, en reliable authority, that mm
member of the cabinet, with the single ex
ception or Secretary Wilson, looks upon the
bill as It passed the house aa an Intmiltshti.
measure. Tbls Is baaed upon the assertion
recently made by Attorney Oeaeral Knox
that the bill la clearly unconstitutional.
The same authority asserts that ths
president would veto the measure beyond
doubt but for his knowledge that there is a
widespread demand tor liaiatiA- ..i,t
as the Tawney bill Is to absolutely break
uu ids oleomargarine interests. The manu
facturers of this product are abstaining
from strenuous opposition became they In
tend to test the constitutionality of the act
in the courts the moment It Is placed on the
atatute books. Believing as they do that
the supreme court will eventually decide
the bill to be unconstitutional the eleotnar
garlne men have virtually abandoned op
position and they will make ao very em
phatic attempt to prevent tbe final ap
proval by the president. ' -
Increase of Representation.
. One of the elements of uncertainty in all
estimates as to the political control ot the
next bouse or representatives arives from
the lark of knowledge as to what will be
the outcome of ths addition of thirty mem
bers to the personnel. It Is understood of
course, that the apportloament bill enacted
last year gave the advantage to a ma
jority of these new districts to the states
which are normally republican, but, on the
other band, the states themselves have
generally redlatricted In suck a way aa to
befog the campaign managers.
One of the first things to be done by tbs
two campaign committees as soon as they
are fully organised will be to secure data
rrom all possible sources so as to know
Just what ths various nsw dlstrlots did In
tho way of dividing politically in tba laat
few congressional campaigns. Until this
information la secured, no Intelligent fore
cast is possible and claims mads by either
side aa to tbe outcomo of the elections
next November must of necessity be based
upon hopes rather than upon Information.
Designs for Graat MOnnaient.
There will bo, la all probability, up
ward of thirty designs for the proposed
Grant monument submitted to tbe com
mission which la to make the selection.
Thla commission Is composed of General
Granville M. Dodge or Iowa. Secretary Root
of tbs War department and Senator Oeorge
Feabody Wetmore, chairman of the Joint
committee on the library.
Sculptors throughout the United States
have manifested great Intereat In the com
petition, because tbs Grant monument Is
to be the most imposing of tho group which
oas maae wasnmgton one or the principal
cities of the world in the number of eques
trian itatues adorning Its streets and parks.
Besides, thla monument will be the first de
signed since the approval of the Burn ham
plan for tbe beautifying of tbe Capital City.
One of tbs designs to be exhibited before
the commission will attract more than usual
attentloa because It la tha combined prod
uct of Architect Casey, who modified the
original plana ot the congressional library,
and Henry M. Shrady of Brooklyn, a young
sculptor who last year obtained tha con
tract for a .status of Waahlngtoa, to bo
presented to the borough of Brooklyn by
former Register Hows. In addition to ths
local Interest, the design is unique In that
It departs radically from ths conventional
IdeSs of what an equestrian monument
should be. Each man, sculptor and archi
tect, working In hla own peculiar line, has
done something that Is worthy of the high
est attention. All together bavs designed
what will bs a permanent grandstand from
which future military pageaata eaa ba re
viewed. Eqaeatrlan Pose at Center.
The monument la approached1 by a flight
of broad stairs and la ths middle arlaes a
magnificent pedeatal upon which reats the
equestrian statue of General Grant. The
central portion ot the space is elevated
above the two wings and tha Grant eques
trian la eurrounded by tour lions, each oa a
separate baas, representing courage and
strength. On each aids of ths Qraat
pedeatal Is a baa relief, ens ahowlng In
fantry ,on tbe march and tbs othsr In
fantry on tba doubls quick. At each snd
ot tbs grandstand Is to be a large pedestal.
One ot thsss holds a group of cavalry charg
ing and ths other shows a battery going
The general architectural schtma repre
eenta Grant aa having ordered a charge
of a dirlaloa of bis array. The Infantry
is going forward through tbs center with
tbe cavalry and artillery on either flank.
Thus the monument typifies not only Grant
himself, but the Instrument with which be
wrought ao wonderfully, hla army. The ar
chitectural work la carried out la the nicest
of detail, and dtataacs aad perspective have
all been studied with great care. Tbt
sketch submitted, of course. Is not a fin
ished work by aay means. It Is merely a
rough hewing, bat It shows what a great
promise these Ideas hold out.
Mr. Casey's work ss aa architect Is well
known and bs Is firmly established in his
profession. Mr. Shrady may In a meaaurs
be said still to bavs his spurs to win, but
at the same time he baa done such re
markable work oa a small scale aad It has
been so highly praised by artists of known
reputation, that be deserves the fullest
COINAGE OF THE PHILIPPINES
"evr Silver American Dlae ta tn Take
tbe Place af two Familiar
WASHINGTON, March 30. In view of
the prominence In congress of the subject
of a circulating medium in the Philippine
Islands, tbe division of Insular affairs, De
partment of War, has prepared tbe follow
ing Interesting account of the existing
coins In our Asiatic archipelago.
Tbe proposition is to provide a silver coin
for the Philippines to take the place of the
Mexican peso, which for years has had an
exclusive hold as the coin of account in
the current trade and traffic transactions
of tbe mainland and archipelagoes ot east
The Idea of special coins for colonial de
pendencies distinct from those ct the
realm Is bv no means new. In fact, it Is as
old as tbe colonial system, of Great Britain
In tho now United States ot America and
apparently originated for use right here
on our own soil within about Ave years of
the first permanent foothold of the white
man on the North American continent.
About the year 1613-15 a coin known as
tbe "hogge money." on account of that
animal being stamped on It, was Issued by
the English crown In shillings and six
pences for circulation by the Virginia com
pany. But two of tbe former and one of
the latter coins are known to have sur
vived the lapse of nearly three centuries
and are priceless In historical Interest.
Nor waa this the only instance of a colonial
coinage provided by the mother country
for circulation among its American sub
leots. The first, mint tn tbe now United States
waa established bv tbe general court of
Massachusetts at Boston. May 27, 1652, In
denominations of- shilling, sixpence and
threepence, and known as tbe "pine tree
money." It continued until 1683, whed the
mint master, John Hull, died, and tbe
mintage ended colncldently. Lord Baltimore
had shillings, sixpence and pennies coined
In England for his Maryland colony In
America tn 1661.
A monopoly for coining "tokens" for
America was granted by England tn 1722.
Tbey were ot a mixed metal, resembling
brass, known as the "rose Americana"
coinage or "Woods money," William of that
name of Wolverhampton, England, having
a corner on the coinage, which bad a wide
Aa a commercial transaction the United
Rtates Instituted an Invasion of the Held
of the Mexican peeo, with the following
result: The coinage act of 1873 provided
for the coinage of a "trade" dollar ef 420
gralna of standard silver, not Intended for
circulation In the United 8tates, but for
usa in trade with China and the East. It
was practically simply an Ingot of a par
ticular weight and fineness. The coat of
coinage was met by the person bringing
the bullion to the mints for coinage. Un
intentionally, however. It became a legal
tender In the United States to the amount
of 5, with other subsidiary coins of tbe
la 1876, through the-depreciation ot sil
ver, tbe 420 gralna in ths trade dollar fell
below 1 In gold, which made tta circula
tion on tho Pacific coast a source of profit.
This compelled the taking away of the
legal tender quality of the trade dollar by
act of July 22, 1876.
In 1877 the trade dollar in the East
shared the fate of that In the West by be
coming worth less than $1 In currency,
whjch waa the circulating medium of that
section, which necessitated the discontinu
ance of ths further coinage by order ot tbe
secretary ot ths treasury. To this time
$36.39,0 had been coined. Moat of these
trade dollara had been exported, but large
numbers were also In circulation In different
parts of tho United Statea. Ths act ot
March S, 1887, which became a lav without
Prealdent Cleveland's signature, provided
for the redemption at par of all trade dol
lars presented within six months. Ot the
whole aum coined, $7,689,038 was presented
and redeemed. Of theae a great number
had been relmported from China In expec
tation of this climax of the government.
These were melted and converted Into sil
ver coin and standard silver dollars.
The conditions which embarrassed the
circulation ot the trade dollar In 1874-1
have ceassd to sxlst, ao far aa tbs Phil
ippines are concerned, as the United States
has now ths power to fix the value and tbe
legal Render quality of whatever coins It
may see fit within Its own Jurisdiction, with
tbe logical result of ultimata aeceptanca
aa colaa of account in the regions not dom
inated by a western nation.
Tbs chief medium of exchange In the
Philippine Islands Is the Mexican silver
dollar (peso) of 418 gralna of silver of the
fineness of S02-1000. '
In 1887 tbs Spanish government Issued a
distinctive Filipino peso, which has cir
culated side by aids with tbe Mexican sil
ver dollar. The Filipino peso, containing
less pure sliver than tbe Mexican dollar,
la atlll tn circulation, but constitutes only
a small percentage of the amount of silver
In usa In the Island. The exchange value
of the Mexican dollar fixed by the Philip
pine commission waa formerly 60 cents, and
Is now at the rate of $2.10 for 81.00 gold.
Tha colas In current circulation In tbe
Philippines are: Spanish Filipino silver
peso; Mexican dollar; Filipino ailver halt
dollar; Filipino silver peseta, 20 cents;
Filipino silver half peseta. 10 cents; Fili
pino copper cnartos and centavos. A cen
ts vo Is 1 cent and a cuarto 1-160 of a dol
lar; 1 cuarto la 0 01 2-8 ot a dollar; 20
cuartos are 1 real (or ItSi cents); 8 reals
or 100 centavos, or 160 cuartos are 1 peso
Tho value of foreign coins In occasional
nss, not Including ratee of exchange. Is: 1
Halkwaa (China) tael, January 1, 1902,
1068. United Statea; 1 rupee (stiver) In
dia. 10.31.4. United States; 1 yen, Jspan,
$0.48.8, United 8tates. Ths "British dol
lar" haa ths same legal valus as the Mexi
can dollar In Hong Kong, the Straits set
tlements and La u ban. The sovereign Is the
standard coin In India, but tbe rupee Is
the money of account. In Japan ths gold
staadard was adopted October 1, 1897. Tbe
Netherlands florin tn the .Dutch Indies
(Java, etc.,) fluctuated up to the year 1880,
when It became fixed at 40.1 cents United
States coin. A local ailver coin In use In
ths Philippine Islands and atill familiar to
the people Is ths salapt (broadly meaning
money) the Tagalog word for a $0.50 Span
Tbe local namea la trade tor subdivisions
of ths salapl ars: Tatlong bahague, $0.37
of Mexlcau dollar; cahatl, .0.25 ot Mexican
dollar; alcapat. $0.11 of Mexican plollart
alcolo, I0.04 of Mexican dollar.
of the above ia tbe Spanish cuarto
or cualta la Tagalog, Mexican,
80 cuartos. form of Mexican du
gold coins of tbs United Stat
United Statea ailver dollar b.
passed current tn tbs cities siy
lean occupation, at tbe rate
dollara tor one dollar of the)
Tbs paper currency of the l
now limited to the issues
ruiplao ba.sk, gad AmerlcJ
AFFAIRS AT S0UTI1 OMAHA
Kelly Taction'! (Scheming Only Boosts
TWO BIG RALLIES ARE ON TONIGHT
Governor Savage, to Participate la
Closing of Loral Campaign
Where the Voting Booths
Are- Fonnd. -
Yesterday being Easter, a majority ot
the republican candidates took a day oft
and remained at home. One or two small
meetings which bad previously been ar
ranged were, held, but the bad' weather
kept many away. To'dny Is the last of the
campaign, for on Tuesday the votes will
bo cast. When it became known In poli
tical circles yesterday that Mayor Kelly
was reported to be behind a movement to
bring In a lot of voters from out of the
city In an attempt to defeat Koutsky the
feeling that Koutsky would be elected
grew atronger and It waa Impossible to
find any one who bad money to wager on
Koutsky has msde a splendid record as
city treasurer and while he had been con
siderate of all comers be has made It a
point to collect more taxes than any trees
urer who ever held tha office. He and bis
friends consider that be Is now entitled
to the best office In the gift ot tbe people
of South Omaha. Koutsky has shown bla
executive ability and bis backbone In more
than one Instance and he is considered
Tonight there will be two big rallies,
one at the troop armory and the other at
Koutsky's hall. At both of these meet
ings Governor Savage will speak. Other
speakers will be present, as well as the
Following Is a list of the booths desig
nated for the holding of the election oa
First Ward First precinct. Parsley's
store. Twentieth snd L streets; 8econd pre
cinct, Collins' music store, Twenty-fourth
and K streets
Second Ward First precinct, Plvonka'a
feedstore. Twenty-first and Q streets; Sec
ond precinct, Evans' laundry building.
Twenty-third and N streets.
Third Ward Flrt precinct. Railroad ave
nue and Washington street; Second pre
cinct, Eagle house, Thirty-second and V
Fouth Ward First precinct, McQulckln
hotel. Twenty-sixth and Q streets; Second
precinct, Hefferman building. Thirty-first
and Q streets.
Fifth Ward First precinct, Bradford
Kinsler lumber office. Thirtieth and G
streets; Second precinct. Good Bhepberd
house, Thirty-seventh and N atreets.
Sixth Ward First precinct, Hannon'a
new residence. Twenty-fifth and F streets;
Second precinct, 2522 N street, Plvonka
Those who are Interested In the Kelly
Loechner combination were exulting yes
terday over the result of the registration
Saturday. It was openly asserted by some
ot the "push" that 260 colonized votera
who were pledged to Loechner bad regis
tered as republicans. Thla Information
was given out at the republican head
quartera yesterday and It was at once
agreed that special precautlona should be
taken to prevent the voting of those who
were said to bavs been Imported from
Omaha and Counoll Bluffs by Kelly and
Loechner for the purpose of making false
registration and voting so as to defeat
Koutsky on' Tuesday next.
"This scheme of Mayor Kelly and Can
didate Loechner will not pan out," said a
member of the committee last night. "We
have our eyes open and will see to It that
competent challengers are atatloned at
every election booth. If the local police
refuse to make arrests, which of course Is
to be expected under tbe circumstances,
the sheriff will be called upon to see that
the election is conducted according to law."
Fonrth Annual Charity Ball.
The fourth annual charity ball ef the
South Omaha Hospital association will be
given at the Exchange building tonight.
Membera ct the committees who have the
entertainment In charge have been work
ing bard for tbe last two weeks and the
sale of tickets, while not as large as In
former years, haa so far proven quite satis
factory. Drlaeoll Claim Settled.
In tompllancs wltb tbe ordere of the
city council Clerk. Shrigley has Issued city
warrants for $1,770 In payment ot the
Catherine Drlscojl claim. Warrants were
drawn in order to prevent the city from
being compelled to make a special levy at
this time, as had been ordered by tbe su
preme court. When Issued, the warrants
were turned over to T. J. Mahonev of
Omaha, 'who represents J. M. Shanaban,
Reanlshes Hospital Walla.
Mention was made a few days ago of the
plastering at the emergency hospital. When
the city officials refused to accept ths work
the attention ot the contractor waa called
to what was asserted to be very poor work.
He at once ordered that tbe rooma be given
a white finish and thia Is now being done.
Tbe plan at first was to give the walls a
rouah finish, in order that whitewash could
be used every week if desired. The work
on the rough walla was too coarse and so
a white finish has been substituted. It is
expected that the cltv officials will ap
prove the construction of the building this
Ofllelal Ballots Ready.
City Clerk Shrigley has prepared tbs
official ballots and the books for tha coming
election. The law allows seventy-five offi
cial ballots and the same number of ssmple
ballots to every fifty voters. Yesterday the
official ballots and the samplea for each of
the twelve preclncta were counted Out and
wrapped In bundles. Today tbe street com
missioner will commence the erection ot
tbe election booths.
Masle City Gossip.
The city council la to meet tonight.
Zack Cuddlngton Is back from Ottumwa,
la., and will stay until after election.
Mtas Mable Thomas has come home from
Lincoln to spend a week with her parents.
The German-American Democratlo club
of South Omaha gave a ball laat night at
A ahlnment of uniforms from Lincoln waa
received here yesterday by the South
Omaha cavalry troop.
Vote for Hermann Bommer, Independent,
for councilman at large from the Third
ward. Election April 1.
Governor Savage will make two speeches
In South Omaha tonight, one. at the troop
armory ana ins oiner s. jiouisay nan.
Special Eaater services for men were
held st the local Young Men's Christian as
sociation rooma yesterday afternoon. Rev.
C. t-isaeii oi umana, aeuverea an aa
For Beatlns His Wife.
W. H. Hollla was arrested last night by
who charges him with beating her and
being drunk. Hollla was srreated Friday
on Uis same cnarge, nut artr becom
t-r was allowed to give bond and
i ru n i no again went noma
repeated hla ofTense or Friday
--.iis is neia as tne proaecut-
hair dressing, 25c, at The
ee Building. Tel. 1711
March SO. During
itilgarlani and Otto
Sfy ry aIj xu, c yjt & at
fr f-y Ctr Xaa. cr A. C7xJStir.
Crescent made Boys' Clothes
of Ilayden Bros.
man troops at Egrtpalanka. on the Turco
Bulgarian frontier, some Bulgarians were
killed snd others were arrested.
PE5SIOXS FOR WK9TKRX VETERANS.
War Survivors Remembered hy the
WASHINGTON. March 80. (Special.)
The following weatern pensions have been
Nebraska: Increase, restoration, relasue,
etc Waterman VanNese, Beatrice, $12;
William If. Austin, Central City, 8; John
Bones, Allen, $; special act March 17,
Hiram 8. Kingsley, Lexington, $90; Mexican
war. John L. Philbrlck (dead), Wymore,
$12; Jesse A. Nason (dead). Sorihner. $12.
Original widows Special accrued March 13,
Elisabeth A. Ennl". Osceola, $12; Eliza A.
Norman, Oxford, $S; special accrued March
15, Catherine Bhadduck, Hlldreth. $8; Mary
E. Martin, Curtis, D; war with Spain,
Martha G. Wiggins (mother), Omaha, $12.
Iowa: Original March 13, Mllford Mines,
Sioux City, $8. Increase, restoration, re
issue, etc. William B. Arble, Tipton, IS;
Herbert H. Kllgore, Ktsson, $8; Newton
Delona;, Lamonl, $10; Wesley Krysher. Odel,
$S; Henry Koble. Woodburn, $12; Joseph
Schaller. Tama, $17: Horace Hayward, Vin
ton, $10: Thomas J. Whltlock. Alnswnrth.
$: Frederick Twombly, -soldiers' Home,
Marshnlltown, $14; Edward Fortman, Cor
dova, $8; Daniel Bothell, Iowa City, $. In
crease, restoration, reissue, etc Special
Uam. - u i r r . .
ov-i m-i ii ii. a iiuiiiii 1 1 . niL'L,uiinnUpn"r,
Honeparte, $30. Original widowa, etc. Spe
cial accruca rasren ia. fttyra ti. nmitn,
Mason City, $8; Mary Wetiver, Moville. $K;
Mexican war, Caroline Acklln, Dea Moines,
Wyoming: Original widows, etc. War
wltlj Spain, special March 17, Cynthia C.
Norton (mother). Lander, $12.
COLD WAVE SOON TO END
Ban of Today and Tomorrow ts Brian
About Warner Weather
WASHINGTON. March 80. Forecast:
For Nebrsska and Ksnsss Fair Monday;
Tuesday fair, warmer; north winds, becom
For Iowa Fair Monday; Tuesday fair,
with rising temperature; north winds.
For Missouri Fair Monday and Tuesday;
For Wyoming and Colorado Fair, warmer
Monday; Tuesday fair; variable winds.
For South Dakota Fair Monday, warmer
In extreme west portion; Tueaday fair,
warmer; northwest winds, becoming varia
ble. For Oklahoma and Indian Territory
Fair Monday and Tuesday; north to east
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BCREAU,
um Art A, Marcn aw. umciai recoro ot tem-
? mature and precipitation compared with
ho corresponding day of ths last three
1902, 1901. 1900. 1899.
Maximum temperature.... 4i 33 48 21
Minimum temperature.... 18 29 30 19
Mean temperature 84 32 89 25
Precipitation 03 .28 T .01
Reoord of temperature and precipitation
at Omaha for this day and since March t
Normal temperature 42
Deficiency for the day 8
Total excess since March 1 200
Normal precipitation 07 Inch
Deficiency for the day 06 inch
Total precipitation since March 1.. .70 Inch
Deficiency since March 1 72 inch
Exceas for cor. period, 1!il M inch
Exceaa for cor. period, 19UO ot Inch
Reports froan Stations at T . m.
CONDITION OF THB
North Platte, clear
Salt Lake City, clear
RaDld City, clear
HU Loots, partly ciouay ..
St. Paul, cloudy
Davenport, partly cloudy
Kansas City, clear
Havre. Dartlv cloudy
Ualveaton, clear .
T indicates trace of precipitation.
The followlns- data, coverlna- a nerlnt nt
thirty-one years, have been compiled from
the weather bureau records at Omaha:
Temperature Mean or normal temnera-
ture. 61 degrees; the warmest month waa
that of lKxi, with an average of 68 degrees;
the coldeat month waa that of 1874, with an
average of 44 degrees; the highest tem
perature was 90 degrees, on April 29, 1891;
the lowest temperaturs was degrees, on
April I, 1881; average date on which first
"KTllIng" froat occurred In autumn. Sep
tember 2S; average data on which last
Killing rrost occurred in spring, April 16.
Precipitation (rain and melted enow)
Average for the month. 1.27 inchea: avcrae-a
number of days with .01 of an Inch or more,
10: the greatest monthly precipitation was
(.34 Inches in 1R8S; the least monthly 'pre
cipitation was .ia inch In 180; the greatest
amount of precipitation recorded In anv
twenty-four consecutive hours wua KX
Inchea on April 14, 1883; the greatest amount
of snowfall recorded in anv twenty-four
consecutive hours (record extending to win-
it oi ion-Bo umyj was t men ou April 14,
Clouds and Weather A verase number nf
clear days, 8; partly cloudy days, 11; cloudy
Wind The prevailing winds have been
from the northwest: the highest velocity ot
tha wind was 48 miles from ths northwest,
on April 20, 1493. I A. WELSH.
Xvocai f orecast Official.
W're Buildin; a Reputation
On the men's shoe we tell for $2
now, you've beard of $2 aboee, but Drex
L. Bhoomau has a $2 eboe tbat under
ordinary clrcumetancea would sell, and
does sell, for $2.60 some places $3 Is
asked that be will put up against tbe
whole field of $2 shoes that Is a good
man's shoe good, honest leather good,
honest shoes, a mechanic's shoe In every
sense of the word a shoe for any one
that Is on his feet a great deal you are
not UklDrf any chances when yon pay
$2 for these leather shoes.
Drexel Shoe Co.,
Catalan-no Sent Free for ths Asklasj.
Omaba'a I p-to-da( Shan Honae,
ltt I'ARStH STMUKT.
nre to be had in Omaha onlj '
v ' .
If yon would have health
aad energy In hot weather
yon should see to It la the
early Spring that your blood
la pore and vital organs
strong and active.
IS THE GREATEST
The efficacy of this remedy
In purifying the blood and '
putting the system In order
la without a parallel in the
medical world. So thorough
and far-reaching Is It that it
carries Us great cleansing
and regulating Influence to
every part of tbe body, cast
lag out impurities that havo
resulted from Winter diet,
purifying the bowels,
strengthening the kidueys,
liver aod stomach, and pre
paring the entire body to
resist tbe disease germs
which come with warm
weather. Those who ne
this great purifier daring
the Spring months wilt
stand the heat better and be
free from tbe debilitating
ailments which invariably
attack ths body that Is
clogged np with impurities.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
DR. McGREW (Agi 53)
Dtsaaeoe and atlsvrsa i Has Only.
M Years' Etparloaso. IS Years la
1lDIPfiPCI C cird t,y a treatment
lAnlUUuLLC which la the QUICKtSi,
aafaat and muat natural that haa yet bean
discovered. No pain whatever, no cutting
and does not interfere wlia work or busi
ness. Treatment at offlcs or at bocas and
a pcrmansnt curs guaranteed.
Hot Springs Treatment tor Syphilis
And all Blood Diseases. No "BRUAKINO
OUT" on ths akin or faca and all sainrnai
algns oi the disease disappear at onus. A
treatment that ta mors auccesatul and far
more satisfactory thaa tho "old form" of
trsstmsnt and at less than HA LIT THIS
COST. A curs that ts guaranteed to bs
permanent fur life.
ftlfFR 00 nflfl cases cured of nervous
UlUl a.UUUUo.Lnity. loss ot vliality
ana all unnatural weaknesses of ansa,
Stricture, Utsat, Kidney and Bladder -is-saass,
tlydrocsls. oursd par maasuUy. '
CatARGlSa LOW. CO.NSIXT ATION rfUCa.
Treatment by mail. P. O. Bos 7ta,
Offiua traf ttt 9. iih strsst. bstwssn Fas
and Douglas 91s.. QMAJttA N-M,
This signature Is oa every bos of the gsnatae
remedy taat cares cold In says slay.
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