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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, DEC EM HE It 2, 1002.
BOARD VOTES TO BUY BOOKS
Mclitoth Object to Investment, bat Find
flimielf t Minority.
JANITORS ' MUST WAIT FOR INCREASE
Canned BlasTs Desires to Have Omaha,
Edacate the ChlMrfi of East
Omaha, hat Board Will
In the meeting of the Board of Education
last evening Mr. Mcintosh did a major part
f tha talking, but by way of compensation
tha other memberi had their way In the
voting. Perhaps the point of most pro
nounced divergence between them and Mr.
Mcintosh waa reached when the committee
on textbooks aubmitted a report recom
mending that the board purchase for sup
plementary uae In the teaching of music
1,700 coplea of the Melodla aong book No. 1,
by D. Appleton ft Co. It was explained
that the cost of these books would be $500
and that by making this purchase at this
time tha board could secure as a gratuity
from the firm 1,000 coplea of the Melodla
book No. 2, which would be equivalent to
.1400. In short the board could at this time
secure I M0 worth of books for $!00.
Mr. Mcintosh protested most vigorously
against tha adoption of this report and
backed up his protest with an Impassioned
oration to his fellow members. In which ha
warned them to regard the welfare of the
school district or prepare to suffer the con
sequences. With rare prescience he fore
cast that the board would probably adopt
the report In spite of his protest, but he de
clared that he would at least have the
comforting thought that ha had raised his
voice against this act of unwarranted ex
travagance. Mr. Mcintosh stated that the
books were wanted by the supervisor of
muslo, but were not needed and their pur
chase had not been fully approved by tha
superintendent of schools.
Mr. Pearse being called upon to state his
position said that he had not felt that the
books were Imperatively needed at this
time, but that aa the offer had now been
presented by the agent for Appleton A Co.
ha regarded It as a good business Invest
ment. After some further discuaslon the report
cf the committee was adopted.
Jaaltors Mast Walt.
The committee on heat and ventilation
reported upon the petition of the lanltors
that their salaries be restored to the stsius
which pertained before the cut of 1895. pre
sented report recommending that salaries
be Increased as follows:
Janitors of buildings having eight rooms
In actual use, 15 per month additional dur
ing school months, to take effect December
"janitors of buildings having more than
eight rooms In actual use to receive 110 per
month additional during school months, to
take effect December 1. 1302. ,
The Janitor of the Stt.unuv.T8 school t re
ceive 16 additional per month during school
months, and the Janitor of the board I room
to receive $5 additional per month, to take
effect December 1, 1902.
The janitor of the. Otnson school to re
ceive U additional per month during school
A motion to suspend the rules for the
Anntinn nf this renort was lost and the re-
-t th.r.fnra must lay over under the
rules until tha next regular meeting.
On recommendation of the same commit
tee F. O. Munson was appointed fireman
at the high school In place of Phil For
tn, who recently resigned. Munson's sal.
ary waa fixed at 165 per month, which Is
i more than tha position formerly paid.
Offers Paplls to Omaha,
From Burt M. Sargent, president of the
ar4 of Education of Council' Bluffs, came
a communication, rather Informal in tone,
'a which he urged upon the Omaha board
he propriety of this city furnishing ac
commodation for the pupils of the seventh.
lghth snd high school grades who live at
Past Omaha. As reasons why Omaha
lather than Council Bluffs should cars for
these children Mr. Sargent argued that the
rutall business of East Omaha came to this
tty. that tha distance for tha children to
travel would be less and that Omaha
would find less trouble than Council Bluffs
In accommodating the small number ol aa
rational pupils Involved In the arrange
...... ni..nr,at. Tha communication was
i .furred to tha committee on boundaries,
The payrolls for the Judges and clerks
cf election In tha Eighth district of the
Mihth ward, which were held up because
those officers had failed to perform their
cutlea as required by law. were allowed
On recommendation of the committee on
vniMinii and nroDerty the bill or w. i.
Deverell. in tha amount of $1,600 for the
construction of the new smoke stack at
tha high school, was allowed. Tha report
of tha committee on clalma, comprising
miscellaneous bills to the aggregate
amount of $37,624.04, was adopted.
Inaaraaee oa High School
As recommended by the committee on
finance, the board authorised insurance
unon the high school property which will
bring tha amount of Insurance on the build
in ud to 150.000 and on the fixtures to
$11,000. Of this $5,000 on the building and
$3,000 oa the fixtures la new and the re
mainder la for tha greater pari 10 o r
written and newly apportioned among the
Tha Judiciary committee furnished aome
i whml sag mill bring jra"-
The mother smiles at the childish
fame, and doesn't realize that it is a
game she - as a woman has perhaps
played for a great many years.
Many ft woman is weak and sick.
nervous and discouraged. She suffers
front headache, backache and other ills.
he wants to be well, but alt she does is
to shut her eyes
and open her
mouth tor tnedi
cine and trust to
luck for results.
I She "doctors"
rear after year,
n this same
' blind, hap-haxard
fashion, and re
ceives no perma
Dr. ricrce't Fa
tion with their
eyes open to the
fact that it cures womanly ills. It cures
iiregularity. It dries debilitating drains.
It heals inflammation and ulceration and
cures female weakness. There is no
trusting to luck by those who use
My disease was displacement and ulceratloa
of the utcnu, sad luln terrible condition
with pain and wenkaeas aad had given up all
topttol ever being well again." writes Mrs.
Harry A. Iran, of Orono Penobscot Co., Me.
Had dcrtored with four different doctors wnh
. in onr niontha. and inatend of getting better
waa growing weaker all the time. I decided to
try yvm ' Favorite rTeaeTivtkn.' 'Golden Med
ical Ducovery.' and ' Pleaaant Pelleta aa I had
heard of the many euree reacting from thetr
one. I bwtcht gee botlln and felt ao much bet
ter after taking them that I kept oa r.ntil 1 am
aa wcU aa ever In my lite, snd to Dr. fierce all
the nraiae is doc. 1 cannot aay enough In favor
f hla medicines. Before I began taking youl
medicine 1 only weighed one hundred and
twenty nonad. I now wetg h one hundred nnd
sixty panada. I gaiaed forty pound. In
moatha. I esalt doctor no more with horn
doctor, aa k u oulv waat of money. I aow
Is perfect health, Omsk ta Or. Fierce. .
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant PcilaU dear the
material for discussion in a report sub
mitting a draft of new laws to be Intro
duced In the legislature this coming ses
sion. The committee recommended that
the attorney of the board be Instructed to
use his utmost endeavors to secure the
enactment of these laws. Robert Smith
moved to amend by adding to the report a
provision to allow Mr. Herring $5 per day
for a period not to exceed thirty days for
such expenses ss he might Incur at Lin
coln while urging the passage of the bills
Mr. Mcintosh antagonized the motion to
amend on the ground that the board should
not demean Its attorney by placing him In
tha position of a common lobbyist. He
also objected to the adoption of the report
for the reason thst he did not think the
members bad a sufficiently clear under
standing of the nature of the legislation
In question. In his opinion, Mr. Homan
and W. F. Johnson concurred and a motion
to lay the matter over was lost. The motion
to amend was then carried. Mr. Herring
being requested to explain the nature o,
the proposed bills, said that last September
the board had passed a resolution Instruct
ing him to prepare certain bills to amend
the existing laws and be had merely fol
lowed Instructions and nothing more. One
of the sections, be said, was to make free
text books compulsory in cities of the
metropolitan class, as In the rest of the
state. Another was to enable the board to
make contracts to exceed $200 In amount
without violation of the law and the third
was to make It discretionary with the board
to appoint a truant officer. These measures,
he said, the board had already decided upon
as necessary to correct some fault or am
biguity In the present law. On the strength
of this explanation the report as amended
The committee on special Instruction
recommended tbt Jesse Tompsett be ap
pointed commandant of cadets at tha high
echool under the same arrangement and
at the same salary as the late Incumbent,
Mr. Homan. This report was adopted.
A Wondertal ensnare.
Weak, sickly Invalids ara soon changed
by Electric Bitters Into healthy men and
women. They cure or no pay. 60c. For
sale by Kuhn Co.
At the Boyd.
Nelll and company in Edmund
four-act play, based on Stanley
novel, "Under tha Red Robe."
Gil de Berault
Henri de Cocheforet.
Marquis de Pombal.,
L'aptatn La Roile....
Lieutenant Manet ..
Sir Thomas Brunt...
Sergeant Malpas ....
Landlord of the Inn
,.. ..Donald Bowles
.John W. Burton
, Carlyle Moore
.... Frle Williams
.. Al Fendt
rtenee Sdythe Chapman
Ellse de Cocheforet Gertrude Keller
Madame Zaton Lillian Andrews
fcuzetie Louise Hrownell
Stanley Weyman's very good story.
"Under the Red Robe,", became an even!
better one when Edward Rose pruned it
and remodeled It to meet the requirements
of stage use. The public recognised this
long sgo, but recognized It no sooner than
did some very capable actor-folk and from
aeason to season we have had It told us
by different companies selected especially
for its telling and led by men especially
qualified to Impersonate the daring, revel
rous. but latently honorable OH de Berault.
There Is then a very good reason why
there should have been for the most of
those at Boyd's theater' last night no par
ticularly new thrill of delight in the presen
tation given It by Mr. James Nelll and his
Pacific coast company. Mr. Nelll is not
great De Berault; Edyth Chapman Is not
great Renee; Frank MacVlcars la not a
great Richelieu. And among their sup
porters there Is not one who stands out
as conspicuously qualified for his part nor
memorably forceful. But with this laid,
criticism must cease and praise begin. It
the company be not great, It Is at least
good, and if it contain no giant, it at least
Is encumbered by no dwarf.
Mr. Nelll is pleasing because he refrains
from attempting to atone with volcanlo
eruptions In some scenes for the force
that he seems to lack in others, and the
De Berault of his interpretation becomes
a very likeable fellow before the final drop
Miss Chapman does well all that she
has to do, which Is more than a little, and
leaves a consciousness of versatility and
studlousness quits sufficient for all ordi
nary exactions of work tn stock. Frank
MacVlcars Is an acceptable cardinal.
Oeorge Bloomquest is a mora than ac-
rentable CsoUin La Rolle. Julius MC-
Vlcars makes fully intelligible his un
spoken lines and to the rest of those in the
cast there may he paid the general re
ward of "well done." The staging was of
sufficient beauty and elaborateness to
evoke. In several scenes a spontaneous snd
Tha company closes its engagement at
Boyd's tonight with presentation of Sol
Smith Russell's "Honorable John Grlgsby."
Wlsser of Trefs Medal.
The monthly medal drill of the Thurston
Tie. at their new armory. IMU tiarney
street, last night was witnessed by forty
couples assembled for the drill snd the
The medal, posted by
rhanlain E. F. Trefs. was won by Jerome
I.U1V. one or ine vnwn, wnu , c m
the Spanish-American war. To be per
manently retained It must ba won three
successive times. This Is the Initial win
ning. After tna oriu mere was uanciug
Marriage licenses were Issued yesteiu.iy
Km me and rteeiaence.
Ben Romtein. Omaha
Sophia Ooberlovits. Omaha
Bamel A. Bowers. Omaha.
Anna Wray, Omaha
Woman's Work in Club
The largest gathering of tbs fall was In
attendance at yesterday afternoon's meet
ing of the Woman's club, the main attrac
tion being tha afternoon's program, which
was In charge of the musical department,
under the direction of Miss Cortnna E.
An amendment to the constitution was
the first matter ot business taken up, It
providing that In the absence of tha presi
dent, or upon her retiring from office, the
vacancy shall be filled by the vice presi
dents In the, order named.
A resolution waa presented from tha dU
rectory and adopted by the club that as tha
delivery men snd other employes of tha re-
tall establishment are overtaxed Just be
fore Christmas, tha club women should do
their shopping early.
. Two new names were presented for mem
bership In tha club and two new members
reported ss having qualified since tha last
meeting. Communications were read by
the corresponding secretary, from tbs sec
retary, of the Nebraska Federation, from
Mrs. W. E. Page, lu president, and trora
Mrs. L. Bonykemper ot Sutton, ona ot tho
district vice presidents, expressing appre
ciation of their recant entertainment by
the club, these being followed by an ad
dress by Mrs. F. H. Cole, tha club presi
dent. Owing to tha crowded program ot
PLACE FOUND FOR HOCTOR
OommiRt'onen Locate South Omaha Butes
man at Pnblio Crib.
DEWEY FORCED OUT OF CLERK'S OFFICE
And? Webb to Be Jobs Preset'!
Deputy aad Hoctor to Assist
Pete O'.Mnller ta
After January 1, A. J. Webb, formerly
bookkeeper for Commissioner Connolly, and,
since last February, deputy county auditor,
Is to have Frank Dewey's plsce ss deputy
county clerk and Thomas Hoctor will have
Webb's place as assistant to Peter O'Malley
In the arduous work of checking up the
monthly reports from the county store, the
office of the sheriff and the office of the
clerk of the district court. .
Dewey Is a republican who has been tn
the office of the county clerk since his ap
pointment by Mel Redfleld In December.
1897. Because of an exceptional capability
and familiarity with the dutlea of the office
the late Harry Miller retained him after
the Inauguration of the democratic regime,
the first of the present year, and made
him chief deputy despite the vigorous ham
mer swinging of aspiring members of Mil
ler's party. When John Drexel was ap
pointed to the position left vacant by Mr.
Miller's death the anvil promptly resumed
Its work on the republican deputy and Mr.
Drexel has succumbed.
Indeed he couldn't well do otherwise In
view of the string tied to his own appoint
ment. Certain of the commissioners fa
vored Hoctor for the clerkship and only
consented to Drexel's appointment upon his
giving his pledge to appoint Hoctor chief
deputy. After the appointment was made
snd while Hoctor was still stinging from
his defeat the latter gavo an Interview In
which he implied that If he couldn't play
the first violin ha wouldn't fiddle at all.
Time Seems Lnag to Tom.
Later he got to thinking over the long
and exhausting eleven months that have
elapsed since his retirement from the Board
of County Commissioners, and decided that
even a secondary position with the county
was better than none at all.
Then a new trouble arose. County Clerk
Drexel told the commissioners plainly and
frankly that he and Hoctor combined
wouldn't know enough about the actual
workings of the office to run It and that
If they undertook to there would certainly
be hades to pay. The commissioners re
considered and decide! that as Drexel
couldn't be deposed nor Hoctor disappointed
the only thing to do waa to give the latter
sons other berth and move up somebody
else. Webb was accordingly called off the
assistant audltor'a desk and told to move
across the hall. In order that Hoctor may
be "broken In."
Extra Salary Involved.
Dewey is not to retire until January 1,
though Webb's retirement from the audi
tor's office Is effective at once, and Hoc
tor's time dates from yesterday. Commis
sioner Connolly was asked If Hoctor, Webb
and Dewey are all to draw salaries for the
month of December and laughingly re
plied: "Search me! I don't know!"
Neither did anybody else seem to. Tho
deputy clerk's salary Is $90 per month
and the deputy auditor's la $1,000 per year,
or practically $83.33 per month. Dewey
as the retiring office holder could hardly
be expected to work for nothing during
this month, rtor could Webb be expectud
to make similar aacrlSca of salary. It is
most apparent, therefore, that either
either Thomas Hoctor! la going to donate
month's society to Douglas county or
else Douglas county Is going to donate
salary for an extra man.
Retiring Deputy Dewey states that he
does not know yet what he will do when
MIDDLESEX CLUB AND MOSBY
Exclaslve New Haglaaders Ask tha
Famoas Virginian to Be
Colonel John 8. Mosby, who is in Omaha
on business of the general land office, of
which he Is a special agent, has Just re
ceived from Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of
Massachusetts, a letter enclosing an Invita
tion to be present on "Great night," next
April. The Middlesex is one of the most
exclusive of all the New England clubs, and
Its "nights" are events of more than ordi
nary Import. President Cbamplln of the
club, writes to Colonel Mosby:
"We would like to add your name to tha
roll of our distinguished guests. The mem
bers of the club, the republicans of Mas
sachusetts, and the people of Boston would
be glad to sea and welcome you. I beg to
assure you that this invitation Is not per
functory or formal. We earnestly desire
that you may be able to accept It."
Colonel Mosby la at present of the opin
ion that communications may safe)7 be
addressed to him In care of the Middlesex
club, Boston, Mats., on the night of April
27, 1903, for he certainly expects to be
present on that night.
COMPROMISES MORROW CLAIM
City Ceanell Arranges to Pay Flvn
Hundred Dollars to Girl la.
Jored by a Fall.
In general committee yesterday after
noon tha city council arranged a compro
mise of the claim of Mrs. C. Morrow arising
out of the Injury of her minor daughter's
hand, which it was alleged was due to a
defective sidewalk. The Injury has been
said by physicians to have permanently
disabled two of tha young girl's fingers, and
after some months of negotiation the coun
ell has agreed to allow the sum of $500 and
the previous meetings, Mrs. Cole haa never
presented to the club her policy, as las
been the custom of her predecessors, and
her address yesterday afternoon waa chiefly
for this. She urged the women to go Into
the department work, that a mutual bene
fit might be derived, but cautioned them
against scattering their atrength in too
many departments. She read the member
ship ot several of the larger clubs of the
country, giving their number ot depart
ments, and while many are larger than the
Omaha club, the local organization has
more departments, it now numbering thir
teen, with a membership a little under 500.
The following recommendations were
made by the philanthropic commltteo:
First, that the cooking claasea at the
Omaha City mission on Tenth street be
supported by the club; that two classes
week. Including twelve girls each, ba sup
ported, snd that $25 per month be allowed
for the work. Second, that steps ba taken
to place ona woman as an assistant on tha
Douglas county Investigating committee
among the poor; and, third, that the club
give $10 per month toward tha work ot the
depot matron. Some discussion followed,
several ot tha women seeming to think that
the club could not afford such an ex pen so.
The treasurer was ssked the condition of
tho finances, but asked time to look over
Mrs. Morrow has agreed to accept thst
The city council at a special meeting yes
terday afternoon passed an appropriation
providing for the salaries of city employes.
MAN DIES IN CITY JAIL
(japing Wonnd la Bark of Head "ap
posed to Be t aase of
FORT DODGE, la., Dec. 1. (Special Tele
gram.) A man giving the name of Dennis
or Dan Klnne died on Sunday night In tha
city Jail. Death Is supposed to have been
due to a gaping wound In the back of the
head found when he was picked up by the
Klnne had been around town for several
days, almost continuously drunk. His
home Is not known. A coroner's Jury has
been Impanelled snd Is Investigating the
C'armean is Not Gallty.
MARSH ALLTOWN, la.. Dec 1. N. A.
Carmean, president of the Carmean Buggy
company, who was arrested on a charge of
embezzlement last week, was' today found
Wright wrongs no man. Wright's old
fashioned buckwheat flour Is pure.
SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS.
Falsified Expense Aceonnta.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Dec. 1. (Special.)
United States officers from North Da
kota have arrived here, having In custody
ex-Deputy United States Marshals Hurst
and Schlndler, of that state, who' were re
cently convicted In the federal court of
North Dakota of falsifying their expensea
to the government, by charging mileage
for travel over the railroads, when In fact
they traveled on passes. The two ex
deputy marshals have been placed In the
Sioux Falls penitentiary, where they will
serve terms of two and five years, respec
tively. After being sentenced and before
being brought to Slout Falls, Hurst, In
custody of an officer, was permitted to go
to Devil's Lake, to attend to some private
business matters. Both men have families
and are considered well-to-do.
Adjudges Crabtrees Bankrupt.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Dec. 1. (Special
Telegram.) Judge Carland of the United
States court today. In the case Instituted
by creditors of the firm of Crabtree Bros.,
In business at Miller for a number of years,
but which was dissolved about the tlmo
the creditors filed their petition asking that
the firm be declared bankrupt, rendered n
decision -to the effect that as the firm owes
debts, Charles C. Crabtree and Clinton
Crabtree, as Individuals and as members
of the late firm of Crabtree Bros., be ad
Judged bankrupts. The application of the
Flrrt National bank of Huron to have the
claim of the bank adjudged a first lien on
the money in the bands of the receiver was
Black Hills Teachers.
8TURGIS, S. D., Dec. 1. (Special.)
The two days' session of the Black Hills
Teachers association, which was held in this
city closed lata yesterday afternoon. A
large number of teachers from all over
the Hills were present, and the meeting
was a very pleasant and Instructive one.
At the business meeting of tha association
the following officers .were elected for the
ensuing year:- President, Prof. J. N. Davis,
Sturgls; secretary, . L, P. McCain, Terry;
treasurer, C. V. Jones, Rapid City; presi
dent department of superintendence, Miss
Helen Bennett, Deadwoodr
Killed by LoadHpplasr Over.
BTUROIS, 8. D., iDec. 1. (Special.)
John Thompson, aged' about 48 years, an
employe of tha Price at Baker company of
Blackhawk, Meade county, met with an
accident which resulted in his death shortly
after. He was hauling logs, and when com
ing down a big hill the load tipped over
and threw him about fifteen feet down
an embankment. He lit on his head and
smashed his skull.
Fonnd Dead Man on Track.
8IOUX FALLS. S. . D., Dec. 1. (Special
Telegram.) A telephone message from
Booge, a little town some miles east of
Stoux Falls, states that a dead man has
been found on the railroad track at that
place. The man was a stranger and It Is
not yet known here how he met his death.
Coroner Hawkins and Deputy Slierlff
Crooks departed for the scene to make an
Jadare Madlaoa a Candidate.
STURGI8. S. D., Deo. 1. (Special.)
Judge Bailey Madison of this city Is a
candidate for sergeant-at-arms of the sen
ate this winter and has the support of tha
entire Black Hills delegation. Mr. Madison
held that office in the Minnesota state leg
Islature for two terms years ago, and Is
therefore acquainted with the business.
Dismiss Libel Salt.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Dec. 1. (Special
Telegram.) In the state circuit court to
day tha libel suit Instituted al tew months
ago by Jacob Hass, then a dentist of Sioux
Falls, against Mark Scott, editor of the
Sioux Falls Journal, was dismissed, Hass
tailing to appear.
Mtore Baraed at Trndall.
TYNDALL, 8. D Dec. 1. The general
merchandise store of Schwerdtmann & Co.
was gutted at midnight. The loss was
(2.S00 on tha building and $12,000 on tha
tS.OOO stock. Insursnce $3,500 on building
and $8,000 on the stock.
Sheriff Arrests Fnarltlve.
PICRRB, 8. D Dec. 1. (Special Tele
gram.) Sheriff Laughlln last evening ar
rested E. E. or Bud Brown, wanted for
knifing James Bullls at White Owl several
days ago. At last reports Bullls was not
expected to live.
tha books snd make some calculations re
gurdlng other expenses, so the matter was
laid over until the next meeting.
The Intermission followed, during which
the sttendance was supplemented by sn
sdditlon that nearly filled the auditorium.
Miss Paulson presided while- the following
program waa presented:
yuartet Ah! 'Tie a Dream Hawley
iucauiuiica Bcannru, i rqunan, (.Tamer,
Vocal Widow Bird C. A. Lldsey
Roundelay C. A. Liuey
iura..n,. 11. wriKm; miss JlancocK,
Reading Aux Itallvns Lord Lytton
Robert of Lincoln Bryant
miss uract uonKIin.
Obllgato, Ulaa Weldenxall; piano. Miss
Vocal 8ong of Thanksgiving Allltsen
Mrs. Artnur L.. Sheets: Organ Accompant
mnu, Mr. i nicHstun.
Violin Fantasle Suedolae (theme, varia
tions and finale) Leonard
ttobert Luscaden: Accompanist, Mlaa
Vocal Forbidden Mimic Guataldln
Mrs. L. T. Sunderianil; Accompanist, Mia
Organ Choral March Buck
W. L. TMckstun.
There will be a meeting of the French de
partment, under the direction of Prof.
Chatelaine, at 10 o'clock on Tuesday morn
tog. December t.
MORMONS NOT POLYGAMOUS
President of Church Bays Dual Marriages
Are Not Beoognized.
MULTI-WIVED MEN 0L0 AND MUST SOON DIE
Practice Ends When Law Is Made, bat
Previous Weddlnsrs JSot All An
nailed, aa Hasbands Prefer
to Care for Families.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 1. In an
interview today Joseph Smith, president of
the Mormons, defined the present position
of tha church with respect to polygamy and
the ecclesiastical position of Apostle Reed
The church does not desire to enter con
troversies over the subject," said Mr.
Smith, "but it Is anxious that its own peo
ple, as well as the people of tha country,
should understsnd its position."
Ko Plaral Marriages Allowed.
"Does the Mormon church solemnize or
permit plural marriages?" asked the re
porter. "Certainly not," he replied. "The church
does not permit, sanction or authorise
marriage in any form that is contrary to
tha laws ot the land. The assertion that
prominent Mormons practice polygamy is
evidently made to mislead the public. Po
lygamy under the law Is the marrying ot
a husband or wife while the legal husband
or wife Is living and undlvorced. There
is no such offense committed by sanction
of the Mormon church, but when the pro
hlbltlon of polygamy was proclaimed by
the president ot the Mormon church there
were many persons who had contracted
plural marriages, and that relation has
been continued In many Instances, because
the men in that position determined not to
abandon their families.
"This Is erroneously construed as prac
tlclng polygamy, and createa tha Impres
sion that polygamous marriages are still
permitted in and by the church.
"It was ascertained by a careful census
of 1(90 that there were 2,451 such fami
lies In the Untted States. In May, 1892,
that number had been reduced 63 per cent.
leaving them only 897, the great majority
ot whom were of advanced age, and many
have since died. It Is thus evident that
tho number of polygamous families will
soon be reduced to sero."
gmout Is liood Cltlsen.
Mr. Smith was salted to define the po
sition of Mr. Smoot In the church, his po-
ltion ss an apostle having been compared
to that of a cardinal or archbishop in other
The two positions are not parallel," re
plied he. "An apostle, or seventy, or elder,
or bishop In the Lattet Day Saints is
usually engaged In some secular vocation.
He is ordained to the priesthood ao that
he may act when required. He gives his
services gratuitously ts tha church.
Reed Smoot is a banker, the manager
ot the largest manufacturing Institution in
this state and Is Interested largely tn min
ing operations and other temporsl pur
suits. He is recognized ss a capable and
enterprising citizen, and his position In the
church need not Interfere with bis serv
ices to the state or the nation tn any po
litical office. It la not true that he waa
put forward by the church as a candidate
tor public office.
"Mormon church officials have served In
congress for years and no objection has
been offered on that account. Every Mor
mon official has been one ordained to tha
Tha new kind of General Arthur elgars
will please you I." you cars for good cigars.
tore at Aarora.
ACRORA. Neb.. Dec. 1. (Special.) At
11:30 Sunday night fire was discovered In
Kohn's building, at the southeast cornur
ot the square. Tha building waa occupied
by I. Krasne with general merchandise.
Tha building was destroyed with Its con
tents, said to be fully Insured. Tha build
ing was lightly Insured, two policies hav
ing lately been canceled.
Colonel John D. Strong.
ST. J08EPH. Mo., Dec. 1. Colonel John
D. Strong, aged 74, tor msny years gen
eral counsel for the Burlington railway
lines In Missouri, died today.
Syrup of Figs appeals to the cultured nd the
well-informed nnd to the healthy, because its com
ponent parts are simple and wholesome and be
cause it acts without disturbing the nature func
tions, as it is wholly free from every objectionable
for atsJa, by oil dru4i.ats.
HARVARD. Neb., Dec. t (Special.)
Yesterday afternoon, at the home of the
bride's mother, Mrs. Susan Ketcham, in
this city, Miss Libble Ketcham was mar
ried to David Curry by Rev, Shirley of
the Christian church. Both parties are
residents of Harvard.
Ko Venom In 'Em.
No poisonous purgatives enter Into Dr.
King's New Life Pills. Easy, but prompt.
they cure or no pay. Only 25o. For aala
by Kuhn aV Co.
Twenty members of the life Insurance
Underwriters' association had a banquet kt
me oiiiiara irsi evening.
Josle E. Foss has obtained from Judge
Day a decree aivorcing ner from ner hus
band, George H. Foss, because of abandon
ment. Because of alleged Infidelity Charles H.
Oesbeck sues for divorce from Annie,
whom he married in Chicago, October 2,
The office of Rev. A. M. Colanerl. chan
cellor of the Roman Catholic archbishopric
of Omaha, has been removed to room 505,
County commissioners Ostrom, Hart, Con
nolly and Hofeldt go to Beatrice thli
marring to attend the state meeting of
M Walpa, living at 1126 North Seven- I
teenth street, has been srrested by a spe
cial officer of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minne
apolis & Omaha road and charged with
The Fellowship club, composed of minis
ters, held its monthly meeting for the
transaction of church business at the Mil
lard lust night. After tha business meeting
a banquet waa enjoyed.
Charlotte L. Harris petitions the district
court for divorce from Robert H. Harris,
whom she married In Nlnhrara, Neb., June
6, ISM, but who, she alleges, has since ac
quired a habit of beating her, cursing her
and bringing to their home a woman with
whom, she alleges, he has been openly and
Joseph Dlgby was sentenced In police
court yesterday to serve thirty and fifteen
days, respectively, on two complaints sworn
to by Lee Qrter, charging him with petit
larceny. Dlgby last week was caught In
the act of lifting forty yards of silk and a
number of palra of gloves In the Boston
store. He was at first charged with (rand
larceny, but discharged and amended com
In the case of John T. Cathers against
Phoebe R. IS. K. Linton et al. to collect at
torney's fees, the defendant has moved tor
an order on Cathers to compel him to per
mit them to Inspect his books and hla cor
respondence with Mrs. Linton, It being her
assertion that she- can show by the books
that his yearly cash income as a lawyer is
not more than $1.0tH and that she can show
by the letters that he didn't know what he
was talking about, from a legal standpoint.
John O. Telser, attorney for Mrs. Linton,
makes the promlae that when the motion
comes up for argument next Wednesday or
Thursday he will go after hla fellow law
yer's record as a barrister in no spirit of
Dr. Allison has returned to make htarrr
m&nent home in Omaha.
D. C. Rankin, the great stock breeder of
Tarkio, Mo., Is In the city.
T. F. Reck, a prominent mine owner of
iwnvtr, is an umana visitor.
W. A. Greet,, C. C. Morell and C. H. Wat
son are callers from Lincoln.
C. E. Yost, president of the Nebraska
Telephone company, has gone to Boston on
8. Harris of Fullerton, secreta.-v to for.
mer Assistant Secretary of War Melkle-
junn, is ui tne iuiuru.
C. E. Barrows, business manager of the
Travelers' Protective association will be In
Omaha December 24, and will spent several
days visiting the posts In the state. Ha
will return to the city December M
which time a banquet will be given In his
nonor si tne commercial club by Post A.
The number of modern
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mat were unknown to
tbeir mothers, because .
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In view of woman's
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gestation, as well as
alL. r F sT
of that period, MOllturs IRILKD is compounded.
MOTHLR'S IRILHU is that
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painless; builds up the patient' constitutional strength, so
that sbe emerges from the
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quality or substance. In the process of
manufacturing fias are used, as they are
pleasant to the taste, but the medicinal
virtues of Syrup of Figs are obtained
from an excellent combination of plants
known to be medicinally laxative and to
act most beneficially.
To get its beneficial effects buy the
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fifty ,cert per. bottld.
SHIP HAS A STORMY TRIP
St. Louii Arrives in New York Harbor
After Very Rough Passage.
ONE SEAMAN IS WASHED OVERBOARD
Veaael la Stopped, bat the Sea la
Roach that. It Is Impossibles
to Save the V'aforta
NEW YORK, Dec. 1. The American Una
steamer St. Louis arrived In port today
from Southampton and Hamburg, lata, after
a very stormy psssaga.
St. Louis left the channel with mod
erate breezes, which later became a whole
gale, with violent squalls and a very high,
dangerous sea. The gales continued In
violence until Friday, when they tell.
Among the passengers were J. Allison
Bowen, deputy United 8tates consul general
to Paris, and General Ben I. Vlljoen, for
merly of the South African republic.
Aa St. Louis came Into Its dock It
showed the effects of the rough weather.
Its funnels were salt lncrusted, where tha
spray had dashed against them, and one
ot tha forward starboard boats hung a
wreck on the davits; others on the same
aids were marked by dents where the heavy
seas had struck them.
During the height of the storm, Wednes
day, one seaman, Charles Johnso'n. a Nor
wegian, waa washed overboard and loit.
During almost all ot the trip the captain
was obliged to remain on the bridge and
most of that time tha officers were lashed
to keep the leas from carrying them away.
On the 29th 8t. Louis ran Into a violent
hailstorm and tha hall stones wera so large
that the officers had hard work navigating
the ship. For days they ran tha vessel un
der reduced speed, with tha passengers be
hind storm doors and tha sea continually
breaking over the ship and sweeping the
On Wednesday about 4 o'clock the storm
was so fierce and tha sea, which was high,
was breaking over tha bow with such force
it was feared that some of the forward
boats on tha starboard aide would be car
ried away. Order were given to have the
boata made more secure snd a detail ot
seven men were sent up to fasten them.
The seamen who undertook the work crept
along the aide of tha deck to tha forward
boat. They had been working but a few
minutes to make It secuie when a heavy
sea came curling over tha rail. There was
a shout of wsrntng and all ot tha men held
fast except Johnson, who was dashed over
board. The boat was stopped, but so wild was
the sea that no aid could be given to tha
man and the steamer resumed Its Journey.
Yesterday afternoon when St. Louis was
off the Nantucket lightship a Ore was dis
covered forward In tha mala deck. It was
caused by a defective light and was soon
Kallroad Trackmen Meet.
ST. LOriS. Dee. l.-The railroad track
men ot the United Statea and Canada be
gan a week's session here today.
Drives All Berore It.
Aches and pains fly before Bucklen's
Arnica Salve. So do sores, pimples, bolls,
corns and piles, or no pay. 25c. For sals
by Kuhn & Co.
women who'can triumph in the
arcs 10-aay in tne minority.
vi tu-uav aave. trou Dies
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such factors aa
tendencies of mod
physical comfort and
safe delivery at the end
famous external liniment
sickness and nervousness
ordeal without daneer. The little
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