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THE OMAHA DAILY HEE: FRIDAY, JAM U All Y 10, 1003.
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA.
rvl sells drugs.
For rent, modern house. 719 Pixth Ave.
hxprt aalrh repairing, l.elT'rt, 4f Hway.
officer Is selling dwillinns cheap. 41S B y.
Wanted, rook. Apply at 2B Story
treet, rnrr.er Third street.
Pyrnsraphy fiuinia and supplies. C. E.
Alexander Co., 3Xi Hrosdway.
Wanted, at onrp, boy with pony to carry
IWe route. Apply l the olllce, 10 Pearl
John Fehoentgen hs able to be out yes
terday lor the tirKt time utter a week s
J. K. Mills of TopKhiim, VI., 1 the guet
ol hlr aunt, Mr. U. U. KhoHdes of Ave
ii uc A .
Kxn bilor Mssonle lodge will hold a spe
cial meeting thin f nlng for work In the
H'c are hi adiunrters for glass of all
k.nos. Kee its im lore you buy. C. li. faint,
U'l and Glnss Co.
Mm. J. C. Norton of Hlxth avenue, who
has been seriously III with the grip, H
itport a to be convBlea Iiik.
I nlty r ul Id of Oraee Episcopal churrh
will hold its regular nieetlriK this afternoon
at the home ot Airs. Kobcrts.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
union Will meet this utternoon lit the Klrst
l.aptlst church, when MIhh ttrldgman will
lead the discussion.
The funeral of l'aul I Ilarmel will be
held Saturday afternoon at 2 o dork from
ilie (terman Methodist church. Interment
will be In i-alrview cemetery.
There will be a union meeting of tha
youna people at the First Congregational
church ttitB evenli.g at 7:80 o'clock, when
ltev. W. H. Crewrison will apeak on "fel
lowship." The funeral or Orvll Wheeler, who died
Tuesday In Omaha, will be held this morn
ing at 10:30 o'clock from l,iinkley s under
taslng rooms and burial will be In Walnut
Thlevea carried away a hog from Charles,
lluber'a pen near the Wlrkham brick yard
Wednesday night. They considerately left
the head and thnVe legs of the animal, evi
dently llndlng the entire hog too heavy to
curry away at one haul.
. The state board of control has derided
that Alvln Ooctz. the Insane man shipped
Into Council Bluffs from Onawa. be sent to
the asylum at Clarlnda aa a state patient,
thus relieving Pottawattamie ccunty of all
responsibility and expense. The state board
will take up the question of the man's legal
Vn. Minnie Wilson, charged with the
theft of oak planks from C Whltebook,
which she ir alleged to have cut Into kind
ling wood, was sent to the county Jnll yes
terday by Justine Ouren for thirty days.
She pleaded guilty. The case against the
other three colored people alleged to have
been implicated In the theft was con
tinued. A marriage license was Issued yesterday
to j. I.. Chambers, aged 2(, and Henrietta
Waucke, aged ill, both of ITnderwood, la.
The funeral of tin. Isabella Maynard will
be held this afternoon at 3:3") o'clock from
the residence, Lincoln avenue, and fol
lowing the services by Rev. Harvey Hostel
ler of the Second Pre,sDyteMan church, the
remains will be taken to Tlskllwa, III., for
N. Y. Plumbing Co., feropbone C28.
County Hoard Proceedings.
The Board of County Supervisors has
trouble on Its hands In the matter of pub
lishing the proceedings of the board. Here
tofore It has been the custom to divide the
publication of the proceedings among a
number of the papers published In Council
Bluffs and throughout the county. A re-,
cent change In the law requires that the
contract for the publishing of the proceed
ings must be let to the three papers having
the largest circulation in the county. The
board being unaware of this change In the
law proposed to make the same division aa
heretofore, providing all the papers inter-,
csted would consent. The Neola Reporter
slid the Oakland Acorn, however, decided
that they wanted all that was coming to
them and wero not willing to split things.
They have refused to consent to the former
division and have notified the board that It
must adhere to the law. Consequently the
board has set February IS, at 2 o'clock, as
the date for a hearing to determine which
three papers In the county are entitled to
- The question of the county quitclaiming
Its Interest, provided. It had any, in Big
lake,, was referred to the county attorney
for his opinion. The same action was taken
In regard to Carr lake. '
Supervisors Brandcs, Dryden and Baker
were appointed the committee on buildings
and grounds, but no contracts for repairs
can be made when the amount exceeds $25
without the consent of the full board.
The contract for the burial of paupers
waa awarded to Lewis Cutler and Charles
l.unkley, at $12 case and 120 for coroner's
cases. These figures were arrived at on a
compromise proposition from the under
takers. The claim of Droge Bros, for $1,000 dam
age to crops by reason of the overflow of a
branch of Mosquito creek through an al
leged Improper construction of a county
bridge was rejected. A suit brought by the
Droges Is now pending In the district court.
"roast pig banquet" tendered by
Council Bluffs tent of the Knights of the
Maccabees last night to Its members
brought together nearly 500 of the tent's
'650 members, and the affair proved to be
one of the most Interesting social gather
ings the order has ever held In Council
Bluffs. Thomas Q. Harrison made the ad
dress of welcome In bis usual, happy strain
and ahort talks were also made by ('. V.
Kimball aud Georgo H. Gable. A pleasing
feature ot the program was the playing of
Jackson Cady. The guests played cards
while the "roust pig banquet" was being
Fidelity council, Royal Arcanum, enter-
taloed Its members and families last night
-. .. 1. . ! .v ot.
at a card party lu its hall in the Shugart-
Beno block. About 300 were in attendance
end the eveniug a festivities were brought
. . ... .
to a close with a dunce.
Bar Association Committees.
William A. Mynster. president of the
Pottawattamie County Bar association ap
pointed these standing committees yester
day: " Finance, George S. Wright, Fremont
Benjamin. John P. Organ; legislative, N. M.
Pusey. John Llndt. A. T. Flickinger; courts
and procedure, A. W. Arkwlth, Emmet
Tinley and B. B. Aylrsworth.
Real F.state Transfers.
These transfers were filed yesterday in
the abstract, title and loan office ot J. W.
Squire. 101 Pearl street:
F. J. Day and wife tj David Bradley
Co.. lot 10, block 15. Kiddle's aub-
Cora M. lhlgh to M.
undlvit lot i. Auditor's
outlot 1. Carson, w. d.
Nancy Sherrard to F. J. Day,
nn se ne u-74-41, w. a
Camilla liauna et al to A. A. Clark,
part outlot. Turley s. w. d
C. U. BVrenson und wife to A. A. Clark,
part outlot, Turky, q. c. d
Jennie White to A. A. Clark, part
outlot, Turley, w. d
Thomas Howman to C. 11. Knight.
undlvW lot a. block 13, gtut&man'e
id add., q. c. a
ltenjanilit F. (.'use and wife to Henry
W. Harey, acre In e4 e 15-75-
3 w. d
Eight transfers, total..
It Ptarl a,'.. Council Mluffs. 'Phone 97.
JOHN II. PLUMER MISSING
No Trace f Him Since He Left Home on
' Evening of January 6.
FEARS THAT HE HAS TAKEN HIS OWN LIFE
Knona to Huts Hera
nerentlr Over th
His Position with
John H. Plumer, formerly county treas
urer and more recently employed at the;
branch postofflre at the Union Pacific trans
fer, has been missing from his home for
over a week and bis friends fear that he
has met with some accident or foul play
or else that in a fit of despondency be has
committed suicide by throwing himself into i the mctlon for a new trial In the suit of
the Missouri river. For the last week the ; Petrus Peterson against the Des Moines
police of this city, Omaha and South Omaha, ; Insurance Company was received yesterday
assisted by several of Mr. Plumer's per- j by the clerk of the district court. Judge
aonal friends, have been searching for some j Oreen also forwarded his decision In the
trace of him, but without result. His wife . suit of William Farrell against the Chl
1b almost prostrated at the family home on ! cago & Rock Island railroad. In which he
Glen avenue owing to hit continued ab-
Mr. Plumer, who Is about 48 years of age,
left his home Monday evening, January 6,
since which time nothing has been heard
from blm. On leaving the house he said he
was going down town and would be back
In a short time. As far as la known be
did not havo any large sum ot money with
him. It is reported that a man answering
Mr. Plumer's description was seen crossing !
the bridge to Omaha last Saturday evening.
This report comes from a friend of the
missing man, but a search of Omaha has
failed to reveal any trace of him.
Mr. Plumer has but recently been dis
charged from St. Bernard's hospital, where
ho had been placed by his friends. It Is
known that he was despondent over the
fact that he had lost his position with a
South Omaha stock commission firm and his
friends fear that he has committed suicide
by jumping Into the river.
Although the assistance of the police In
tracing hfm was sought several days ago, i
hl disappearance has been kept secret by
his family and friends until yesterday,
when every effort to locate him had failed
and It was decided to make the matter
public In the hope that publicity might re
sult in obtaining some clue to bis where
abouts. Another Healing stove Free.
The first healing stove given by Wllllr.m
Welch to his coal customers was awarded
to the Christian home. Another baa been
j put up on the same plan, and during the
next thirty days will be given away free to
one ot his customers. Before ordering your
coal call at 16 Nor'h Main street or
CARNEGIE RAISES HIS OFFER
Offers 70.OIM . for Public Library If
City Mill Spend fT.OOO Per.
Year. v. .. '
Andrew Carnegie has generously con
sented to Increase his donation for a pub
lic library building 'in Council Bluffs from
$50,000 to $70,000 on condition that the city
provide an annual fund of $7,000 to main
tain the library. The. following letter was
received yesterday morning by Trustee
Balrd from Mr. Carnegie's rrivate secre
tary: NEW YORK, Jan. IS. 1903. W. S. Balrd.
Council RlufTs, la.: Dear Sir Honorable
W. I. Smith and Oeneral Orenvllle M.
Douge have written to Mr. Carnegie about
the library building which he has promised
to Council Bluffs. The amount offered
was, according to Mr. Carnegie's rule,
based on the amount which you reporter
could be guaranteed from tax levy for sup
port of the library, and the allowance for
building is about what Mr. Carnegie usually
gives to a place the size of Council Bluffs.
Mr. Carnegte will increase his allow
ance to $70,uuO If the city will Increase
maintenance guarantee to $7,000 aa sug
gested. Respect fully yours,
JAMES BERTRAM, Private Secretary.
When word was received here that Mr.
Carnegie had offered to donate $50,000 for a
library building there were many who
thought It unwise to ask him to Increase
the gift, and it Is evident that Mr. Carnegie
in arriving at the decision to give $70,000
instead ot $50,000 was influenced by the
following letter to him from Oeneral Gren-
vllle M. Dodge:
NEW TOHK CITY. Jan. 9, 1903. James
Bertram, Esq., Secretary to Mr. Andrew
Carnegie, $ West Flfty-tlrst Street. New
York City. Dear Sir: Referring to the
very generous proposition of Mr. Carnegie
to Council Bluffs of which I am a resident,
to furnish lio.uub for a library building,
provided the cuunril by ordinance appro
priates $5.im annually for maintenance, I
would like to ask if the city will appropri-
j ate i,im annually If Mr. Carnegie will ln
I cri-ase the sum to $70,uurt.
I My reasons for making this request,
l which I think Mr. Carnegie will understand
as ruuy as l uo, are that Council Minns
Is the terminal of the t'nlon Pacific rail
way, and there centers to a connection
with It six great through trunk lines, ai.d
of a population of over 30.000, which Is In
creasing very rapidly; there are t.oOO rail
road employes, a great many of whom use
tne library, and to meet the ne."esslttes of
this growing class of people and the large
I library they have there it is considered by
liens that it would take at least
j i. ..v (v nittiui)iiiDii n uni lilt itiniic. .
! No uoubt vou wm hrar officially from the
library committee and the city, but as I
j 'V1 " great Interest in this I take the
' liberty of adding my word, and as Mr.
( arneg'.e and myself are old acquaintances
j I think he will appreciate the necessities
! Pf nlace "uc.h. ,hl",1"', PclRlly as so
large a part of its population Is of the kind
, . A. .. Mr i-r...i 11k. mv-
self, was connected with some of the roads
I enclose statement of hr present library
board, which mav be of Interest In making
the decision. Respectfully yours,
O. M. DOGE.
The city cou icll will meet Monday nigh',
at which time the ordinance passed last
Monday will be amended ao as to obligate
the city to levy a sufficient number of
mills annually to provide a fund of $7,000
for tho maintenance of the library. This
can be done legally, as the statute per
mits a tax ot 2 mills for this purpose and
on tho present valuation of ths city this
will provide the required amount.
Now that, thanks to Mr. Carnegie's lib
erality, a permanent home for the public
j library Is assured, the question of a
able site naturally arises. The consensus
of opinion Is that the building should be
centrally located and accessible by car from
all parts ot the city. The suggestion has
been made by a number of prominent busi
ness and professional men that the library
building. If rsssibie, should fsce on Bayils.
park. This la not disputed, as It is con
ceded that it Is here 'be building should be
no matter what the cost of the sits.
Opinion seems to favor the property at
the southwest corner of Pearl afreet anl
Willow avenue, belonging to the W. H. M.
Pusey estate. This property ha a front
age on Willow avenue of 125 feet ard on
Pearl street of 132 feet. H Is accessible
from all parts of the city by car. Every
tlrsngi r coming into ths lty from the de
pots of the Burlington, Wabash, Rock
Ikland aud Milwaukee railroads would hai-e
to ia Ike building on coming upiou
Every person, and during the summer there
would be thousands, going to Manawa,
would have to pass the building and If lo
cated on this corner the building would be
come on of the sights of Counrll Bluffs
and stand out prominently as a landmark
and an Instance of the progresslveness of
the city. It Is said that the family of the
late Mr. Pusey will be loath to psrt with
the property, but this difficulty can be
overcome, as the board of library trustees
lias the right under the law to condemn
any property It may desire for the purpose
of a site for public library.
The suggestion that the building be
placed In the center of Baylies park can
not be entertained. The conditions under
which the park was donated to the city
were that the ' property was to be held
solely for park purposes, and If converted
to any other use. It was to revert to the
heirs of the donors. The trustees realize
that under no circumstances can the build
ing be erected in the park, however an
Ideal location it might be.
A. H. Read. 128 Main St.
Matters In District Court.
The decision of Judge Green overruling
held that the plaintiff must remit $500 of the
$3,600 verdict returned In his favor or else
submit to a new trial. This decision Is
based on a ruling of the supreme court ot
Iowa that $5,000 Is the limit of damages
which can be obtained for the death ot a
A motion was filed by the city of Council
Bluffs to dissolve the temporary Injunction
obtained by J. I. Rsdlck of Omaha on the
grounds that the attempt to vacate Potter
A George company's addition was, not made
until after the tax for 1898 had accrued and
the attempted vacation was Insufficient and
The following special venire was drawn
yesterday to All out the regular petit Jury
pane): John Hammer, W. E. Hoyt, A. J
Blood, Hans Hanson, L. C. Stiles, C. 8.
Proctor, F. M. Gallup and Benjamin Morris.
The board of arbitration appointed by the
court In the suit of N. B. Chrlsman against
George Gatzman for rent and the counter
suit of Gatzman against Chrlsman for al-
,eKp(J "bel, found for Chrlsman In the sum
of $185.94 and that the costs of the two nc
tlons, amounting to $152.12, should be
divided. A. K. Chambers, E. F. Aney and
D. F. Perry comprised the board of arbi
tration. Plumbing and heating, Blxby ft Son.
ALLOWS THE WIFE TO TESTIFY
Interest In the McKay Trial Con
tinues Great In Monona
ONAWA, la., Jan. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) This1 Is the third day of the McKay
trial. After considerable argument this
morning Mrs. Ida Kraft McKay, the wife,
was allowed to appear as a, witness. There
Is considerable doubt as to her exact status
as a wife, as she was married to McKay
Ave miles outside the town of Mapleton by
the mayor of that town and before the mar
riage ltcense was Issued. William and
Mattie Kraft, Dr. Talboy and Ernest New
come, appeared as witnesses for the state.
Nothing not already known was developed
by Ida Kraft McKay's testimony, except
that sbe explained how the preacher over
come her scruples and the result. Law
yers for the state say they will close their
testlmory In the morning with the Intro
duction ot letters from McKay to Ida Kraft.
There are a number of witnesses for the
defense and the case can hardly be finished
this week. Interest still continues and
standing room commands a premium.
AMES RESTAURANT IS ROBBED
Masked Man Compels Clerk to Give
1:9 Money at tha Point of
AMES, la., Jan. 15. (Special Telegram.)
A single masked robber forced the night
clerk In Roll's restaurant to band over the
contents of the cash drawer at the point
ot a revolver at 4 o'clock this morning.
Hal Roll, the clerk, and a companion
were sitting by the stove when the robber
entered, presented a revolver and forced
Roll to open the till, which contained about
$10 and a 38-callbre revolver.
He also unsuccessfully searched drawers
for a money bag which Roll had In bis
coat pocket and which was not found.
The sack contained -over $100. There Is
no clue to the robber, but he Is thought to
be local talent.
MURDER IN FIRST DEGREE
Jury Fixes Penalty at I.lfe Imprison
ment for Storm Lake
STORM LAKE, la.. Jan. 15. The Jury at
2 o'clock this morning found Phillips and
Brooks, the bank robbers, guilty of murder
In the first degree and fixed the penalty at
Colonel Ham -Gets Place.
Dl'BUQUE. la., Jan. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) Colonel Clifford D. Ham, aon ot
the veteran editor, M. M. Ham, who re
cently passed away, has been appointed
provincial treasurer In the Philippines. Ho
was formerly private secretary to Governor
Boles and was a colonel in the Forty-ninth
Iowa regiment In Cuba during the recent
Hand Mashed la Corn Shelter.
SILVER CITY. la., Jan. 15. (Special.:
While shelling corn at the E. F. Loudon
farm, south of town, yesterday, Guy Custer
had tils right hand badly mangled by being
caught la tha gearing of the machine.
PLAN TO ELECT SENATORS
Republicans and Democrats May El'
teot a Combination la tha Dela
DOVER, Del., Jsn. 13. Ths regulsr rs
publican members of the general assembly
have not yet taken action on the ultimatum
sent to them by the democratic legislators,
wherein the latter agree to vote for a re
publican for the long term aeoatorshlp It
the regulars will support a democrat fcr
the short term.
Congressman Ball, the leader of the reg
ular republicans, who would get the repub
llcan votes In the event of a coalition being
effected, stated today that be did not think
the plan would ba consummated. "I'nless
enough of our men to secure the double
election shall agree to the proposition,'
ssid he, "none of then) will vote for I
democrat. The project is cne which re
quires serious consideration on our psrt
and due reflection will be given It If any
line ot action la decided uion."
DEDICATE DRAKE LIBRARY
Dei Meines People Participate in trie Cert
monies at Century, lie.
COAL MINERS AND OPERATORS TO MEET
State Counrll Marts an Investigation
of Fee raid by insurance Com
panics for examination by
State Officials. .
(From a 8taff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, Jan. 15. (Special.) A
trainload ot about 300 persons started from
Des Moines this morning for Centervllle,
where the formal dedication of the Drake
free library took place today. The delega
tion from here consisted largely of the stu
dents and faculty of Drake university and
they went as a compliment to General
Drake, to whose generosity the free library
in Ccntervlllo Is wholly due. A band of
music and an orchestra was taken along
and a glee club from the university. Gov
ernor Cummins accompanied the party and
this afternoon delivered two addresses In
Centerville In connection with the dedica
tion. Miss Alice Tyler, secretary of the
State Library commission, also spoke
twice, as there were two large meetings
for the dedicatory services. The Drake
free library Is housed In a building costlug
something like $25,000, the gift of General
Drake to the city, which baa long been his
home. He has also given largely to other
things In his home city and la very popular
there. This is one of the few libraries
started In Iowa without the assistance of
Coal Miners' Meeting;.
The annual meeting ot the miners of
District No. 13, Mine Workers' union, will
be held In Des Moines March 4 next. The
district Includes the northern Missouri
mines and there are eighty-four local
unions having a membership of 25,500. The
report of the treasurer will show that de
spite the large payments on account of the
anthracite coal mine strike, the union has
$18,000 In the treasury. At this meeting,
which will be held In conjunction with a
committee of the operators, the wage ques
tion for another year will be settled. It Is
understood that the miners will Insist upon
a slight increase In pay to correspond with
the Increased cost of living at this time.
The miners will also make another and
more unusual proposal, and that la that an
agreement be entered Into between opera
tors and miners fixing the price of all coal
marketed. This will be done so as to pro
tect both the public and the operators and
prevent any excuse for refusal of the op
erators to raise wages. It is now believed
this agreement can be secured and that It
will Improve the, coal mining situation ma
terially. Salaries of J ad area.
A question has arisen as to the pay of
district judges in one or two instance In
the state. The last legislature Increased
the salaries of district judges from $2,500
a year to $3,500, but did not fix any time
for the raise to go Into effect. The attor
ney general held last summer that judges
appointed to fill out vacancies after the
law went Into effect could not get the
khlgher wages because- they are merely fill
ing out term,, and the constitution forbids
an Increase of salary during the term for
which an bfflcet" Is elected. But In some
instances the district Judges who were ap
pointed last year were re-elected at tho
November election and served by election
In November and December, and they now
claim the increased pay for those two
months. The attorney general has been
asked for a decision on the point.
Lincoln Day at m I'nlvcralty.
The trustees of the National Memorial
university organised by the Sons of Vet
erans at Mason City and recently opened
for ita first year are arranging for a spe
cial program on Lincoln day at tha uni
versity. The purpose of the special meet
ing Is to increase the funds of the uni
versity, and prominent speakers have been
secured from all over the aountry. In
addition the people ot northwestern Iowa
have been invited to take part In many
ways. The university is said to have made
an excellent start. One fine building was
erected and others are under way, and the
enrollment the first year has thus far been
Investigate Insurance Fees.
The atate executive council has directed
the state auditor to address a circular to
the Insurance companies which have been
doing business In Iowa the past tbirty
years asking them to make reports to the
auditor on the payments made to Insurance
examiners and others from Iowa on account
of examinations for the state. The records
ot the Insurance department do not dis
close what fees have been received nor
what examinations have been made. In
view ot tho recent scandals in connection
with the examination of eastern companies
and the allegation that examiners from
Iowa have been making extortionate
charges for examinations, the state ex
ecutive council desires a full investigation.
If the companies co-operate with the au
ditor the state will have a complete record
Investigate Coal Taking.
The railroad commissioners of Iowa have
received numerous complaints from mer
chants and others In the matter of rail
roads appropriating coal consigned to busl
ness men or dealers. Tbe railroads have
been lu the habit of taking this coal on
The ground that their operation is a public
necessity and such action Is therefore justi
fied, and It Is stated at the office of the
commission that this haa been upheld by
the commission because of decisions of the
courts to that effect. Now some ot tho
complaints are to be pushed before tho
commission so as to secure a definite de
clslon from the commission on tsjs ques
tion. It is the belief of the dealers thst
no decisions of the cour- have made
rule such aa that indicated and that tbey
will finally bold that railroad employes have
no more right to take coal belonging to
another than have other Individuals bard
pressed for fuel.
PLACED ON TRIAL FOR PERJURY
Case of Former Speaker of St. Louis
House of Delearates la
ST. LOUIS. Jan. 15. Tbe case of Charles
F. Kelly, former speaker of the houae of
delegates, charged with perjury in con
nectlon with the Suburban railway franchise
deal, was called for today in Judge Ryan'b
division of the criminal court. A venire
of sixty special Jurors from which to select
twelve to serve In the case bas been
Kelly fled from the city the dsy the In
dictment wss found against him by thi
grand Jury and remained In Europe several
weeks. He returned sfter the death ot his
child and waa arrested in Philadelphia.
The rase against Kelly U similar to
those of Lehmann, Faulkner and liersch
who have been convicted. The same wit
nesses will be called for tbe state, among
tbem John K. Murrell. John Helms. Wil
liam M. Tamblin and George F. Robertson,
former members ot the bouse of delegates;
Philip Stork, who Is alleged to have agreed
to pay John K. Murrell $75,000 tor nine,
teen votes; Charles H. Turner, former pres.
Ident of the Suburban: Richard Hospes,
cashier of the German Savings Institution,
from which the money was obtained, and
several city officials from whom documen
tary evidence will be gained.
The case, It is believed, will be com
pleted and go to the jury Saturday night.
(Continued from First Page.)
enroute home. from Europe. C. E. Abbott
of Springer, N. M.. and Senator Francis
Emory Wsrren of Wyoming, president ot
the Nationsl Wool Growers' association,
also addressed the morning session.
Land for Graslna.
Among the speakers at the afternoon
session were R, C. Jacobsen of Illinois,
whose topic was "The Instruction of Hides
by Warbles," and Colonel John P. Irish
of California, who led the discussion on the
subject, "The Changes Congress Should
Make in the Laws Governing tbe Public
Domain and Forest Reserves."
Mr. Irish said In part:
The campaign of education begun by
this nwooiatlon at it meeting in Fort
Worth and actively prosecuted by various
live stock organisations In the west has
plouuced the expected effect.
The country Is better Informed than ever
before as to the conditions which are
yearly abridging the most economical pro
duction of cattle and sheen. That nro-
ductlon. was In the neml-arld ranges of thn
west, where it Is ew 1 in a led there are ).
0OO.UUO acres for which erasing will be tho
sole use. jt is tne largest and was thn
best stock range In the world. Its forngn
has been destroyed and its potential wealth
has disappeared through its free use by all
About that vast range the east has held
totally Incorrect ideas. To the eastern
mind It has appeared as equal to the
prairie lands of the upper Mlwlsfippl
moist, fertile and ready for the home
steader. Only Fit for Rnnsjres.
Thanks to the light shed abroad bv the
advocates of Irrigation It Is now estab
lished that this grazlna- domain, the nron-
erty of nil the people, has and wllL have
no oiner use man as range ror nocks and
herds, it is nearly fed out. The range In
dustry is in a death struggle. Th at
tempt of some uraicrs to survive bv un
lawfully fencing in the public domain, and
tne more reprenenstlile attempt of others
to command the rango with the rifle, must
In charity be accepted as the desperate
methods for survival of an industry that
has conferred vast benefits upon the na
tion. But the government muwt govern.
It would deserve ' the contempt even of
the beneficiaries of Its neglect to enforce
law If It permitted monopoly of the com
mon property by unlawful Incloeure.
1 ne government should retain public
ownership of the range and protect Its
forage by leasing It, In suitable tracts, to
the hardy men who occupy It, understand
it 1 and will take measures to renew its
grazing and restore its primitive capacity
for carrying stock.
The measure now before congress was
Introduced as a means of promoting dis
cussion of this policy. It waa mistaken as
a finality. It was intended to present the
subject In Its tjroadest scope, and to em
phasize some principles that are Indis
pensable in any such legislation. '
l he homesteader, tne mineral entrv man
and the irrigator are by that measure
given rights superior to those of the lease
holder. The present agricultural settlor
and the future homesteader are given
franchises necessary to their welfare, and
Intended to promote the settlement of every
acre upon which h home can be maintained
by agriculture. These features are Insisted
on in good laun Dy every western stock
man. Roosevelt Vnderatanda Condition.
We may count ourselves happy that the
country has a western man for president.
He Is as typically western as we who were
born here. He has a keen and intimate
knowledge of the physical and social and
Industrial conditions of this vast region,
where our homes and treasures are.
He appreciates the difficulties in the way
of that comprehensive reform of land laws
that will add to tne range as a distinct
class and put Its potential wealth under
the protection1 of the law.
He recommends tnat tne task of doing
this be given over to an expert commis
sion, which will naturally report Its conclu
sions in tne lorm 01 an act ot congress.
We should here support the president In
seeking such a commission. Let congress
Authorize him to appoint It. and out of his
suggestion will issue the greatest and hnp-
fnest result tnat nas ever followed land
eglslation since the republic became the
greatest land owner on the planet.
Adjustment of Freight Rates.
Several important resolutions presented
at thn morning session were adopted.
most of them without discussion.
One by J. W. Robinson of Kansas favored
an amendment to tbe Interstate commerce
law In such a way as to grant to the In-
erstate Commerce commission power to
adjust freight rates after they have been
found to be unequal or unjust, and power
to put into full force and effect Its rulings
and decisions, which shall stand until re
versed or modified by the courts.
President Springer, commenting on the
above resolution, said that at present ths
five members of the commission cost the
government $200,000 a year, and yet they
have never been able to enforce one of their
own orders. This resolution be said, was
for the purpose of remedying that condi
tion. A resolution offered by C. W. Baker of
Illinois, reaffirming the live stock associa
tion's attitude on the so-called forty-hour
law, which provides for an extension ot tho
time to forty hours In which cattle can be
confined in cars without unloading, caused
A Utah delegate asserted that the resolu
tion was backed by the railroads, and that
It favored them. What stockmen wanted,
be said, was for the railways to expeditn
their shipments; they already delayed them
too long. President Springer resented this
statement, and declared that the resolution
had originated In the Texas Cattle associa
tion, and that it was supported by the states
producing the greatest number ot cattle.
Tbe resolution was adopted by a close vote.
Foot and Mouth Dleente.
A resolution drawn up by the executive
committee congratulates tbe bureau of ani
mal industry for Its success In stamping
out the foot and mouth diseases among cat
tle in New England and Indorses tbe method
It also congratulates Secretary Wilson and
Dr. Salmon, chief of tbe bureau, for their
efforts In building up the live stock In
dustry. During tho discussion over the resolution,
which was adopted unanimously, one dele
gate stated that the bureau would have
been Justified In killing every animal in
New England to eradicate the disease.
A resolution Indorsing Senator William
A. Harris of Kansas for appointment as a
member c. the Isthmian canal commission
was adopted, as was one Indorsing tbe Pen
rose bill providing for tbe improvement of
horses for general purposes by breeding
along approved lines.
During tbe discussion on this resolution
Mr. Wilson of Texas and Dr. Peters and
Peter Jansen of Nebraska lauded the work
of tbe bureau of animal Industry. .
Another Important resolution adopted
asks congress to give the secretary of
agriculture power to order the dlsinfec
lion of Imported skins and hides at the
different ports of entry, and to designate
the ports at which bides mty be brought
Into tbe country.
Other resolutions favor a 15-cent duty on
pelts, pickled bides and skins, which are
dutiable became they are partly manufac
tured, and indorse the proposed live stock
exhibition at the fit. Louis exposition.
Judge William M. Springer, general coun
sel for the association, in bla report said
the dost important legislation of the year
affecting the live tock Industry was the
pasitge ot the oleomargariue law.
It was tbe general Impression that tbe
oleomargarine business bsd been Injured
by the law, but that such was not the fact,
as the output bsd Increased since the pass
age of the messure.
He claimed that the chance of the pass
age of the Grosvenor antl-shoddy bill was
remote and suggested that the live stock
association solicit the co-operation of the
newspapers so that Ihe people might be
Informed as to the adulteration of woolen
goods. Speaking of the forty-hour un
loading bill, he said some opposition had
developed from the parking houses at
Chicago, which alleged that ths operation
of tbe law would be Injurious to beef rattle.
Rallrond Aatenta' Officers.
The National Association of. Rsllrond
Live Stock Agents today elected. Presi
dent. N. Z. Douthlt. Kansas City; first vice
president. W. G. Harding, St. Louis; second
vice president, C. J. Mlllls, Portland, Ore.;
third vice president, J. D. 8huford, Fort
Worth, Tex.; fourth vice president. H. A.
Clem, St. Louis; secretary, W. B. Roberts,
Kansas City; treasurer. L. E. Mahan, Kan
ray Visit to St. Joseph.
8T. JOSEPH. Mo.. Jan. 15. Nearly a thou
ssnd delegates of the National Live Stork
association delegates came from Kansas
City on two special trains today, as guests
of the St. Joseph Stock Tarda company and
packers. The guests were entertained at
luncheon at the Live Stock exchange and
with public speaking In the Tootle theater.
They will return to Kansas City at 5
BALTIMORE, Jan. 15. Robert Toole,
president of the Robert Toole & Son com
pany, iron mongers, died today at his home
in Woodbury, a Baltimore suburb, aged 75.
Among the larger engineering feats ac
complished by the company of which Mr.
Poole was head was ths erection of tho
dome of the national capltol at Washington
and the construction of the heavy castings
and columns ot the treasury building. Mr.
Poole was noted for his charity.
BLAIR. Neb., Jan. 15. (Special.) The
body of George Kline, aged 47 years, was
brought here for burial yesterday from
Hastings, Neb., where he had been an In
mate of the Asylum for the Insane for the
last fourteen years. Mr. Kline was a mem
ber ot one of the oldest families of this
county, having moved with his parents to
Cuming City in his early boyhood. He was
a brother of the late J. C. W. Kline. An
aged mother, five sisters and one brother
Two Old Settlers at Beemer,
BEEMER. Neb.. Jan. 15. (Special. )
Two old people, residents of Beemer. died
today. William D. Oyler, who has been a
resident of Nebraska the last fourteen
years, died this morning, aged 84. Mrs.
August Lambrecht. who has lived In and
near Beemer for forty years, died at 6
o'clock this evening, aged 82 years.
, Mrs. Mary Clark.
BEATRICE, Neb., Jan. 15. (Special.)
Mrs. Mary Clark, mother of J. T. Clark,
proprietor of the Beatrice hotel, died In
this city yesterday afternoon at the ad
vanced age of 77 years. Her death was
caused from dropsy.' The remains were
taken to Geneva, Neb., today for Inter
ment. Colonel Thompson.
SIOUX CITT, la., Jan. 15. Colonel
Thompson of Rock Rapids, former com
mander of the Grand Army of Iowa, died
today. He was a well known banker and
John Kathanlal Clark.
OLD SATBROOK, Conn.. Jan. 15. John
Nathaniel Clark, widely known as an
authority on ornithology, la dead here at
tbe age ot 72 years.
Mrs. Caroline Churchill Miller.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15. Mrs. Caroline
Cburcbill Miller, wife of former United
States Senator Warner Miller, died bere
Barn and Contents.
BLAIR, Neb., Jan. 15. (Special.) At 1
o'clock this morning the barn of A. C.
Dixon, who resides in tha northwest part
of the city, was destroyed by fire, with the
entire contents, Including 500 bushels ot
corn, three tons of bay, one' borse and
two cows. The value ot the barn waa
about $800, with Insurance of $300. Mr.
Dixon was abseat attending a funeral at
Herman, and the cause of the fire Is mys
terious, but Is thought to oe the work of
an incendiary. The fire department had
bard work to save adjoining buildings.
owing to the strong wind and only one
hydrant to which to attach the hose, tb
fire being beyond the main line.
Hotel and Livery Darn.
ETRATTON. Neb., Jan. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) The Commercial hotel at this place
and the livery barn adjoining were con
sumed by fire this evening. Beven horses
and one cow and a calf were' burned In the
barn, which waa owned and operated by
George Hannah. None of the hotel furni
ture was saved. Tbe hotel was operated by
M. M. Brumley. This town la not supplied
with any kind of fire protection. By great
efforts tbe adjacent buildings were saved
from destruction. Loss on barn, $1,200, In
sured for $500; loss on hotel, $1,600, no In
surance. The fire originated in the barn
from unknown cause. I
DAVID CITY. Neb., Jan. 15. (Special.)
Mr. Ray M. Harris and Miss Carrie A.
Quade wero married thla forenoon at tbe
residence of the bride's parents in this
city In the presence ot the relatives and a
tew Invited guests. Rev. H. H. Harmon of
Columbus, Ind., tying the nuptial knot.
Mr. Harris is the son of ex-Lieutenant
Governor James E. Harris, and Is a promi
nent member ot the Butler county bar. Miss
Quade is the daughter of W. F. Quade, one
of tbe proprietors of the City roller mills.
After a short wedding trip, Mr. and lira.
Harris will go to housekeeping In this city.
LEIGH, Neb., Jan. 15. (Special.) Yes
terday, at noon, Oliver Olsen and Miss
Freda Rabeler were married at the country
home of tbe bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
F. Rabeler, four ml lea northwest of town.
Both of these young people are from the
moat highly esteemed and wealthiest fam
ilies In the neighborhood. Tbe wedding
was attended by a large number of rela
tives and friends.
BEATRICE, Neb., Jan. 15. (Special.)
Mr. C. L. Ruyle and Miss Laura M. Eby,
two well known residents of this section,
were married at tbe home ot the bride's
parents In Lanbam yesterday afternoon.
Tbe young couple will make their home
near Rockford, this county.
ASHLAND, Neb., Jan. 15 (Special.)
Patrick Mulligan and Miss Mamie Moran
ere married at the home of tbe brlds in
this city lastjiight by Rev. Frank M. Slur
devsnt, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Sere Aid to Ua( Life.
Electric Bitters give sn active liver, per
fect dlgtation, bealtby kidneys, regular
bowels, fine appc,tlte, or no pay. 60c. For
sals by Kubn ft Co.
UNION ENFORCES OLD RULE
Operator! Bay Restriction of Indirid id
Output Antedate Mine Workers
TOTAL PRODUCTION IS NOT AFFECTED
trie Cam pa ay Shorn That Test Per
tent of Its Men Are Aaaessed
as Property Owners nnd Itrlnar
the Case Near a Close.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 15. Most of the
testimony presented to the anthracite coal
strike commission lodsy wss of a corrobor
ative nature, ths Erie company, which bas
tiot yet concluded its case, producing wit
nesses to prove the miners' anion respon
sible for the alleged restriction of output.
During the examination of Ell Ward But
ton, a foreman. It waa mentioned that thr
practice of restricting the number of cars
loaded tlally by one man had been In op
eration as far back as 1895. long before thn
I'nlted Mine Workers entered the anthra
cite region. The union's reaponslbllty was
therefore turned to tbe enforcement of the
rule and not Its Inception.
Judge Gray, who lias been 111 for several
days, wss again present.
Accidents Due to Negligence.
Before calling witnesses counsel Intro
duced extracts from reports of state mine
Inspectors to show that most accidents
were due to the negligence of the work
Victor L. Peterson of Scranton, superin
tendent . of the Hillside Coal company,
formerly president of tha Forest City bank,
presented a statement showing the deposits
In that bank. Tbe miners objected to Its
admission, because It did not specifically
show how many of the depositors were
mine workers. Thn commission sustalnod
the objection and witness promised to pre
sent a statement which would overcome
He corroborated the statement that tha
union miners did not load as many cars ss
before the strike of 1U0O.
On cross-examination he admitted that
foremen and other bosses sometimes nwd
mistakes and cited Instances of Insubordi
nation by the miners. Some of these In
stances he said were duo to the Influence
of the union. The witness thought the
union ought to change soma of its ways.
On the question of the union restricting
the number of cars each miner should load,
be admitted that he did not think the total
output of the mines was restricted.
He did not know why the workmen
wanted to load only six oars a day, except
that sonre of the employee aald that num
ber was enough.
In reply to Mr. Mitchell he did not know
whether the men at tbe present time wert
getting out all the coal they could. H
did know, however, that since tha strike
ended the men bad been responsible for
some of the lost time.
H. C. MacMillan of West Plttston. as
sistant superintendent of tbe Pennsylvania
Coal company, said 'the relations between
the company and the men prior to the
strike of 1900 were always pleasant. He
also said the men did not mine all tbe coal
Attacks Contract Labor.
Mr. Mitchell, explained that the union
regarded with disfavor tbe practice of min
ers securing certain work by proposals. In
the first place, the lowest bidder alwaya
secured the contract and employed aa many
helpers as he deemed necessary, paying
them smaller wagea than they would oth
erwise receive. In may cases one contract
miner employed from twelve to. fifteen la
borers to do the work , while be aided aa
superintendent, taking no part ot tbe actual
mining. That the union considered unjust
to the other men, besides increasing the
liability of accidents, as the contract miner
could not pay proper attention to many
He had been Informed that saloon keep
era sometimes secured those contracts and
never entered the mines, but left tbe work
entirely to the laborers.
F. M. Beyea, land agent for the company,
was called to testify concerning the pros
perity ot the employes. Ot tho Pennsyl
vania men, be said, 989, or 10 per cent of
the whole number, were assessed aa prop
erty holders, and 841, or 13 per cent of the
Hillside company's men were similarly as
sessed. The company owned lota and sold
them to the men on five-year agreements.
- The Erie company will probably finish its
case tomorrow. -
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