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THE OMAHA DAILY IIEE: SUNDAY, JANUARY IS. 1003.
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4-4 m,EAC!ED MVSMNS
"Auto'- In thla gale at 4c yard.
Chapman In this sale at 5Tic yard.
Alabama In thla eale at 6MiC yard.
Lonsdale In this sale at 7c yard.
Vtlra N tn this sale at 7iC yard.
FYiilt of thn Loom In this snle at 7c.
Trlde of the West In this sale at 124c
Hill lif this sale at 8e yard.
4-4 UNBLEACHED MU3MN3--
Aurora C In this sale 3V4c ynrd.
Fairmount LL In this sale 4c yard.
Continental In this sale 6';c yard.
Pepperell R In this sale 6Hc yard.
Aurora D In this sale 4T4c yard.
WIDE SHEETINGS BLEACHED.
10-4 Dallas In this sale 20c yard.
9- 4 Dallas In this sale ISVjC yard. '
8-4 Dallas in this sale 164c yard.
42-Inch Dallns In this sale 10c yard.
45-Inch Dallas In this sale UVie yd.
10- 4 Lockwood in this sale 22',,c yd.
8-4 Lockwood In this sale 20c yard.
8- 4 Lockwood In this sale 18c yard.
42-ln. Lockwood In this sale 10?f,c yd.
45-ln. Lockwood In this sale lHic yd.
10-4 Tequot In this sale 2tc yard.
9- 4 Tequot In this sale 22Tc yard.
8-4 Tequot In this sale 204c yard.
42-lnrh Tequot In this sale 12c yard.
45-Inch Tequot In thla snle 13c yd.
Half bleached at the same price.
Vnbleached from lc to 2c less.
All other widths In proportion.
READY MADE SHEETS AND TILLOW
CASES at greatly reduced prices.
12.25 Embroidered Pillow Cases In this
sale 11.10 'per pair.
Ihk Hrown Linen Crash In this sale
34o per yard.
16 Bleached Linen Crash In this
ale 12c per yard.
tries made last year, it Is safe to state that
approximately 4,700 homestead, aggregat
ing 750,000 acres, were taken during the
year 1902, and If there were any fraudulent
entries made they must have been insti
gated by the persons so anxious to have a
leasing bill passed, but it Is not believed
that a very great number were not taken
in good faith by persons then without
homes, but who are desirous of securing
homes under the generous provisions of
the homestead law.
While great hue and cry -has been
raised about, homesteads not being mad in
good (aith, ' a close examination of the
proof papers on file at the various land
offices so far visited shows by sworn testi
mony of three persons, the number of wit
nesses 'required when making proof, that
substantial improvements are on the lands
and in every Instance good faith must be
apparent from the sworn evidence before
the proof papers can be approved. It Is
also found that at every land office visited
tnat a number of speculative homesteads
have from time to time been rcjocted and
the entries canceled. It is quite probable
that these are the class of entries com-
plained of as being purely speculative, I Mr. Corliss (Mich.), struck out the section
and, anyway. If fraud has been committed providing for a bureau of Insurance. By a
along these lines it is well recognized that piece of parliamentary strategy, Mr. Hep
such fraudulent entries were instigated by burn (la.), chairman of the Interstate Corn
the very persons who are no ardently push- . merce commission, sought to have this pro-
ing the leasing bill.
Dr. Frederick: J. Bancroft.
DENVER, Colo., Jan. 17. Word has Just
been received here from San Diego, Cal., of
the death from heart failure of Dr. Fred
erick J. Bancroft of Denver. Dr. Bancroft
was one of the most prominent physicians
In the state and has a national reputation
tor his writings upon the effects, of climate
upon certain diseases. Dr. Bancroft served
as a surgeon with union forces in the civil
war. He was born at Enfield, Conn., in
1S34 and came to Colorado in 1866. Three
children survive him. The remains will be
brought to Denver for burial.
BEATRICE, Neb.. Jan. 17. (Special.)
Jacob Schuck, tor many years a resident of
this county, died yesterday at Newton,
Kan., at the advanced age of 94. The re
mains will be interred at Blue Springs,
LONDON, Jsn. 17. Qulntln Hogg,
founder and president of the Polytechnic
institute and editor of the rolytechnlo
iaKnziiiB. uieu auuueniy totiay oi nean
He was born in 1845.
FOSTOUIA. O., Jan. 17. Laura Foster,
mother of former Governor Charles Foster
of Ohio, is dead, aged 100. Her husband
founded Fostoria and from him it took Its
Prlneesa Glvra Ip Titles.
BERLIN, Jan. 17. The legal representa
tives of the crown prince and princess of
Saxony have arranged the terms for their
separation. The princess abandons all
titles, rights and dignities appertaining to
her through her marriage and resumes her
maiden name. The crown prluce has ex
pressed his willingness to pay her $7,500
yearly. The agreement does not mention
the right of the crown princess to tee her
A SLIP OF, THE KNIFE AND
BLIND FOR LIFE.
No knife or drug
ye. All eye
ntee. II you
are not benefit
tl or cured the
coat you 1 cent.
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Dr. Chas.1. White, M. H.& V. P.
5 Farnain St., Omaha. Neb., P. O. Box 49.
WB CLOFE BATURPATS AT t P. it.
On Monday morning y,c Mart n upetinl sale on slxt'tiiij: and muslins, and you know that a ppccial sale
at our ntore means a big paving to you. In ppito of market prices having gone up, we will sell sheeting
and muslin in this sale at special cut prices in many cases below the mill price.
It will pay you to lay in a supply of sheetings and muslins, for after this sale even the old prices must
be advanced. Study this price list:
SOc Hemstitched Scarfs, 18x45 In thla
sale 2."c each.
$1.73 Bleached Table Cloths In this
sale $1.00 each.
$2.25 Bleached Table Coths In this
sale $1.69 each.
$3.00 Bleached Table Cloths In this
sale $2.00 each.
$5.00 Bleached Table Cloths In this
sale $3.28 each.
$4.00 Bleached Table Cloths In this
sale $2.98 each.
$7.fi0 Bleached Table Cloths In this
sale $5.00 each.
$8.00 Bleached 3-4 Napkins In this
sale $5.00 a dozen.
$6.00 Bleached Napkins In this sale
$4.38 a dozen.
$3.50 Bleached Napkins In this sale
$2.38 a dozen.
$3.00 Bleached Napkins In this sale
$2.00 a dozen.
$2.25 Bleached Napkins In this sale
$1.69 a dozen.
45c Hemstitched Huck Towels In this
sale 25c each.
40c Hemmed Bleached Rath Towels
In this sale 25c each.
25c Hemstitched Huck Towele In this
salo lflc each.
&c Scrub Cloths In this sale 5c each.
Special sale on Wash Cloths l4e each.
$2.00 Fringed Bed Spreads In this sale
$1.50 each. ,
$1.75 Fringed Bed Spreads in this sale
Sweeping Reductions In
Dress Goods Remnants
Snip! Snip! Snip! Scissors
Y. M. C. A. Building, Corner
COMMERCE BILL PASSES
House Creates New Department with
Cabinet Minister at Head.
LAE0R BUREAU IS TO BE TRANSFERRED
President May Place Interstate Com.
xulaalon I'nder New Ofllce Should
He Deem Such Aetlon la
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. At the end of a
' struggle which prolonged the session until
! after 6 o'clock the house passed the sun
stitute for the senate bill to establish a
department of commerce and labor. The
vote stood 137 to 40. All the republicans
and twenty-nine democrats voted for the
In committee of the whole the democrats
and a sprinkling of republicans, led by
vision restored, but the opposition stood
fast and he was overcome. The democrats
then attempted to recommit the bill with
instructions to report back a separate bill
for a department of labor, but the motion
only obtained the support of two demo
crats. The only other substantial amendment
was one to authorize the president to
' transfer the Interstate Commerce commie
slon to the new department.
Differs from Senate Bill.
The substitute as passed by the house
differs from the senate bill In important
particulars. It leaves the life-saving serv
ice, the marine hospital service, the steam
boat Inspection Dervlce, the bureau of navi
gation and the Bhlpplng commissioners
under the control of the Treasury depart
ment, but authorizes the president to trans
fer other bureaus for the collection of
statistics and the Interstate Commerce
commission to the new department. It
places under the new department the na
tional bureau of standards, the coast and
geodedlc survey, the bureau of statistics.
the census bureau, the bureau of foreign
, commerce, the bureau of Immigration. In-
. eludlna- lurladletlnn nv.r rhino. tmm,.
lion ana also creates tne bureau of manu-
facturers and corporations.
At the opening of the session Mr. Mc
Cleary (Minn.), from the committee on ap
propriations, reported the District of Co
lumbia appropriation bill and gave notlco
that he would call It up at the earliest
The house then resumed consideration of
the department of commerce bill.
General debate having closed, the bill
was read for amendment under the five
Mr. Richardson (Ala.) moved to strike
out the words "and labor" in the title of
the new department, "Department of Com
merce and Labor." He said he was not
individually opposed to the creation of the
department of commerce, but objected to
the Incorporation into it, and the subordi-
Nouuni put In tbe
fet-od relief In
ment. No mat
er what your
ailment. It will
for the euro
Send for fro book'
aa4 Uow to Obtain If
"S. v . mm
and . Sheetings.
have been . merrily busy during
whs ureal .January Clearing
Sale, Consequently, it has left
us with a great many remnants
and short lengths. Now they
are all to go at sweeping reduc
tions in prices. ilemember this
is an opportunity that comes
but pneq a year. Never mind
the weather, when you can get
such values as these On Sale
MONDAY MORNING, 8 A. M.
NEiV ET AMINE SUITING In shade of
mode, B0 Inches wide, regular price
$1.00 per yard, 7 yards In remnant
NEW MISTRAL CLOTH In new blue.
50 Inches wide, regular $1.00 per yard,
4 yards In remnant for $1.98.
FRENCH GRAY ETAMINE 50 Inches
wide, regular price $1 per yard, 6
yards In remnant for $2.89.
MIXED BROWN CHEVIOT 56 Inches
w ide, regular price $1.25 per yard, 6
yards in remnant for $2.19.
DARK GARNET BRILLIANTINE
Regular price SOc per yard, 6 yards
In remnant for $1.19.
BLACK AND WHITE NOVELTY 50
Inches wide, regular price $1.50 per
yard, 4'i yards in remnant for $2.89.
BLACK AND WHITE HAIR STRIPED
KERSEY 52 inches wide, regular
price $1.50 per yard, 64 yards In
remnant for $2.P8.
ALL WOOL VENETIAN Regular price
75c per yard, 4H yards in remnant
FRENCH ZIBILENE In garnet, regu
lar price $1.75 ter yard, Z yards in
remnant for $1.98.
Sixteenth and Douglas Sts
nation of the Independent bureau of labor.
Mr. Mann (111.) denied that labor was
opposed to the bill and read a letter from
Chicago to the Federation of Labor, ex
pressing the hopg that it would pasa.
Mr. Richardson's amendment was de
feated 56 to 103.
Mr. Corliss (Mich.) moved to strike out
the provision making it the duty of the
department to "foster, promote and de
velop the insurance business of the United
The motion prevailed, 70 to 65.
. Mr. Cowherd (Mo.) moved to decrease the
salary of the director of the census from
$6,000 to $4,000, arguing that his responsi
bilities, were greatly reduced under this
The amendment, was lost, 66 to 23. -Trnat.
Mr. Sulzer (N. Y.) offered as an amend
ment the comprehensive bill he had intro
duced to create a bureau of corporations,
which would have extensive power to com
pel publicity of matters relating to cor
porations. Mr. Mann (111.) called attention to tho
fact that the bill contained a provision for
a bureau of corporations.
"It seems to me," observed Mr. H. O,
Smith (Mich.), "that that section gives no
power to compel corporations to make re
ports." "That Is true," replied Mr. Mann, "but
It Is intended to supplement this legisla
tion with other legislation that has been
thoroughly digested by the Judiciary com
mittee. We cannot accept a crudely drawn
section like this."
Mr. Thayer (Mass.), said he was willing
to follow either side or any leader who
proposed to do something to "clip the
wings" of the trusts. He thought the
amendment presented an opportunity to -do
Mr. Sulzer denied that the bill he of
fered was crude. He said it bad been
drawn by one of the jreatest lawyer In
the country and was generally supported
by the labor organizations.
The inotion was defeated, 76 to 90.
' A motion made by Mr. Corliss (Mich.)
to strike out the provision for the creation
of a bureau of Insurance led to a pro
Mr. Hepburn declared that tLo purpose of
the bureau was to collect and disseminate
information regarding the business and
solvency of companies in which the people
of the whole country were interested.
The amendment carried by 98 to 87.
The section relating to the bureau of
corporations created no comment. It was
amended without debate to make the chief
of bureau an appointee of the president.
President May Aet,
Mr. Overstreet (Ind.) offered an amend
ment allowing the president, in his dis
cretion, to transfer the Interstate com
merce, commission to the department of
commerce. After debate it was adopted,
99 to 88.
An amendment was adopted providing
that transfer of the old bureaus to the
new department should not take place until
July L 1903.
When the committee reported, Mr. Hep
burn (la ) by a parliamentary maneuver
succeeded In bringing the house to a direct
vote on the original resolutions, relative
to the bureau of Insurance. Instead of
moving the adoption of the amended sub
stitute he moved the adoption of a suDStl
tute which he offered, and that substitute
was the original, with the insurance bureau
sections restored. It also Included Mr.
Overstrcet's amendment authorizing the
transfer of the Interstate commerce com
mission to the new department.
Mr. Hepburn's motion wa3 lost, 63 to 83.
Mr. Richardson (Ala.) moved to recommit
the bill as agreed on in committee of the
whole, with instructions to report It back
amended, so as to create two departments,
one of commerce and one of labor, and to
incorporate Mr. Bulzer's provision for a
bureau of corporations in the former.
This motion was lost, 85 to 115, a party
vote with the exception of Messrs. Alpln
(Mich.) and Tompkins (O.), republicans,
who voted aye, and Messrs. Howard Jtnd
Maddox (Ga.), democrats, who voted no.
The substitute was adopted and the bill
passed by 137 to 40.
The republicans voted solidly for the bill
and the following democrats with them:
Messrs. Brantley (La.). Breaseale (La.),
Coney (Mass.). Feely (III.), Fleming (Ga.),
Glass (Va ). Gordon (O). Orifflth (Ind),
Johnson 3. D ). Lamb (Va.), Livingston
(Ga.), Lloyd (Mo), McAndxews (111.), Me-
Bee, January 17, 1903.
GARNET ETAMINE All wool. 4 yds.
In remnant for $1.19.
MELROSE CLOTH In shade of mode,
regular 50c per yard, h yards In
remnant for $1.13.
REMNANTS OF PRETTY WAIST GOODS
TOINTILLA NOVELTY In red, regular
price SOc a yard, 3 yards In rem
WOOL CREPE DE CHENE DOT In
new green, regular price 75c a yard,
' 3 yards In remnant for $1.05.
LACE STRITE NOVELTY Very new,
regular price 75c a yard, 3 yards In
remnant for 98c.
BEDFORD CORD NOVELTY Light
blue, with white polka dot, regular
price $1, 2T4 yards in remnant for
TRUNELLA WAISTING Flaln colors,
regular price 75c a yard, 2 yards in
remnant for 9?c.
SATIN FINISHED PRUNELLA Regu
lar price 75c a yard, 274 yards In
remnant for 96c.
PARISIAN NOVELTY Regular price
75c a yard, 3 yards in remnant
BLACK AND WHITE STRIPE NOV
ELTY Regular price 75c a yard, 2
Tarda In remnant for 94c.
REMNANTS OF COLORED SILKS
All marked at next to nothing In price,
odds and ends of colored ellk, colored
satins and China silks, etc., not a
large lot, but fine value for those
who come early. They are marked
at the rate of about 19c a yard.
REMNANTS OF BLACK SILKS
Many beautiful pieces the lot Includes
black taffetas, black peau de cygne,
black peau de sole, etc. We call your
attention to a few prices selected at
' BLACK FEAU DE SOIE Regular price
$1.25 per yard, 4 yards in remnant
BLACK TAFFETA Regular price $1.25
per yard. 27 inches wide, 3V yards
in remnant for $2.09.
BLACK PEAU DE CYGNE Regular
price $1.25 a yard, 4 yards In remnant
LYONS BLACK TAFFETA Pure dye.
regular price $1.50 a yard, 3H yards
In remnant, tor $2.79.
Clellan (N. T.), McCulloch (Ark.). Mahoney
(111.), Maynard (Va.), Mickey (111.), Moon
(Tenn.), Napben (Mass.), Padgett (Tenn.),
Patterson. (Tenn.), Robertson (La.), Ryan
(N. V.), Lowell (N. C), Sulzer (N. Y.),
Thomas (N. C), Wiley (Ala.), and Wil
At 6:05 the house adjourned.
SOME HOPE FOR GONZALES
Doctors Now Consider It Poaalble
that Fend Victim Mar Not
. : D,e- ,;
COLUMBIA, S. C, Jan. 17. After a day
of anxiety to the friends of N. O. Gonzales,
reports tonight' from the hospital are en
couraging, though not fully assuring re
covery. During the afternoon there was
grave apprehension for , the life of the
wounded man, and at one time practically
all hope had been abandoned, but there Is
now some Indication of a favorable out
come. Dr. W. GUI Wylle of New York, who was
called Into consultation, late this afternoon
left for Rock Hill, stating that he was
better satisfied with the condition of Mr,
Gonzales than he had been since he first
The chief concern this afternoon was
caused by an obstruction of the Intestines
and it was considered at one time as a
possibility that the wound would have to
be reopened. It was practically determined
to resort to this treatment if improvement
did not appear in a short time, but soon
afterward the doctors found that the reme
dies they had applied were having effect
and decided that if they completed tho pur
pose of their administration there would
be a chance of saving the life of the pa
tient. One of the most satisfactory features
of the case is that after nearly sixty hours
there has not been the least indication of
peritonitis. Danger of this development
will have passed practically after seventy
Colonel Tillman says he has received a
number of offers from lawyers to undertake
his defense without fee. His room contains
several handsome bunches of flowers, which
he says were sent him by friends.
COLUMBIA, S. C. Jan. 18. At 1 o'clock
Mr. Oonzales' general condition was un
changed. He was resting quietly, with oc
casional attacks of nauseau. His pulse
was 130 and temperature 100.
Captain Streeter Is Sentenced.
CHICAGO, Jan. 17. "Captain" George W.
Streeter, Henry Hoeldtke and William Mc
Mannera, recently convicted of man
slaughter, were today given indeterminate
sentences In the penitentiary, a new trial
having been denied by Judge Chetlaln. A
forty dtys' stay was granted to allow an
appeal to a higher court. In the meantime
the three men will remain In the county
DID YOU EVER KNOW
Tbat Improper Food Often Caoses the
Liquor Habit f
It's a great proposition to get rid of a
taste for liquor by changing food.
"About three years ago," writes a man
from Lowry City, Mo., "my appetite failed
me and my food disagreed with me. I
got weak and nervous and felt dull and
entirely unfit for business; then like a
fool I went to taking liquor to stimulate
an appetite. For a time that seemed to
help and I congratulated myself on find
ing so simple a remedy. But, alas! I
had to take more and more all the time
until I got ao that I could not get along
without the whisky, and I was in a pitia
"I trlod to quit but that seemed impos-
I stble as I needed nourishment and my
stomach rejected food and the more
whisky I drank the worse I got. I kept
fighting this battle for more than two
years and almost gave up all hope.
"I noticed an advertisement of Grape
Nuts In the paper and concluded to try
it. I found I could eat Grape-Nuts with
a relish and it u the first food that I
found nourished me in a long time. Soon
my stomach trouble stopped, my appe
tite increased, the craving thirst relaxed
until all desire for drink was gone. I
have used Crape-Nuts constantly for over
a year and I am now strong and robust;
entirely cured from drink and able to
work hard every day. My gratitude for
Grape-Nuts Is unspeakable as it has saved
mf life and reputation." Name given by
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
SHAW WELCOMES DELEGATES
SecreUrr of Treasury Speak? at Customs
Congress in Nsw York.
AMERICAN EEPUCUCS ARE REPRESENTED
pcaker StiKKFita C ertain t hanaea He
Tlilnka Mould Prove Beneficial end
falls Attention to ealrctrl
NEW YORK, Jan. 17. Tho first formal
session of the International Customs con
gress was opened here today with an ad
dress by Mayor Low.
He was followed by Leslie M. Shaw, sec
retary of the treasury, who said la pari-
The people of the I'nltod Stntr; welcome
with greatest cordiality the illHtitigiilHhed
repriwntatives of the Amrrlcmi republics
of which this conBrt'MF iti composed. The
errand which urlnits you Is well circulated
to strengthen tho Imnda of friendship
which m naturally unite us.
This congress Is culled In the Interest of
the adminivration of customs laws ns they
exist in the several republics. That no
unnecessary time ma V tie consumed In
preliminaries a rngriun well calculated lo
facilitate your deliberations hns been pre
pared by a committee appointed nt an ln
ternntlonnl conference which convened in
Mexico one year efco.
I desire to emphasize the Importance of
one or two of the subjects that are to
como under consideration by this bod v. It
ha. always been the poliev of the t'nlted
Statc; and it is also the Ih'w. ns iiunln and
SRain nnnomieed ,y the courts to dissolvo
favorable doubts in favor of the Importers.
1 presume the same rule applies In all coun
tries. ItBhould apply, I think, with especial
force, with reference to drawbacks. The
whole drawhnck scheme has been worked
cut In the Interest of the exporter. leople
may differ upon the proposition whether
the tariff is or In not a tax upon the do
mestic consumer, hut nil concede that It Is
a burden upon the exporter of manufac
tures from imported material. When It Is
once conceded, therefore, that the govern
ment dies not desire to prolit nt the ex
pense of its import trade, then customs
ofneinis are Justified In construing draw
back laws ns liberally nsi their lani?uape
will permit and IcKis'lators. I think, are
Justified In liberalizing theso drawback
laws us far as possible.
Frauds Ipon the Customs.
Another subject to which I desire to call
special attention Is that of appraisement.
A larse percentage of the frauds upon the
rus'toms revenues of n country- are com
mitted on consigned goods, find it hns al
ways .seemed to me that the fact that
poods are purchasable only In the domestic
market raises a strong; prestmption that
they are beintr undervalued. This nr.ie-
tice not only drives the domes tie importer
in oi hufiiics, put it prejudices t lie do
mestic! manufacturer who produces compet
Another difficulty in the wav of the nn
pralser nrises from the fact 'that nearly
all foreign roods can be niirehnaeil for ex
port cheaper than for domestic consump
tion. The fact that goods are sold for ex
port cheaper than for thn domestic market
ueciuentiy works a preat hardship upon the
iiiniorier. tie purcniiRes a l) road and, pre.
Burning that ho hns nnld the nrdl
elgn market price. Invoices nt the price he
has paid, hut freouentlv tlnds hlmsnir sub
jected to an advance of from 10 to 75 per
. . "lamiuiy penuiues ana no re
I do not mention this sublect In criticism
of the well nigh European practice of sell
ing goods abroad cheaper than at home. I
rfer to It only as affording; one of the
difficulties of the customs laws when It
Is sought both to protect the revenue and
also to protect the domestic competitive
producer, end at the same time avoid un
duly punishing an Importer who has In
voiced his goods at the actual price he
Clinnee to Increase Commerce.
But I must not unduly detain you In
enumerating difficulties familiar to you all,
and which are inherent. I hope you will
pardon the suggestion, which may not be
wholly germane to a customs congress,
that, in my Judgment, the commerce be
tween the countries here represented might
be very largely increased and to our mu
The t'nlted States imports $1,000,000 a
day of tropical and semi-tropical products.
This trade constitutes a very valuable prtze,
for which our neighbors may compete. The
countries entitled to representation In this
conference annually Import nearly toflfl.ouo,.
0"X, largely food products and manufactures.
For thla prize the country I represent
should compete with more earnestness than
it at present manifests.
The means ot- Intercommunication are
vtry unsatisfactory. To what extent they
will be Improved in the near future no one
can predict, but that they can be materially
improved, and with very moderate expense
to any of the countries represented, must
be apparent to every thinking person.
' Predicts a Common LsnKsoge,
, You will pprdon the hope, which I ven
ture to express, that the time will come,
and perhaps sooner than we dream for
commerce Is the great leveler as well as the
greater civllizer and great educator when
the peoples represented here will be speak
ing a common language, and if so. then
that idngunge will be the most convenient
language of commerce; when these peoples
will have uniform standards of welKhts and
measures; but If these standards shall ever
be unified the choice must be made of those
most convenient to commerce; when stand
nrds of value and denominations of money
shall be uniform and Internationally inter
cbanReable, but If this Is to be realized the
adopted standurd must be the best and the
denominations the most convenient; when
standards of wages shall be measurably
uniform, hut If this shall be ever accom
plished then that standard must be the
Honduras Delegate Felicitates.
General N. Pollet Peraga, delegate for
Honduras, In behalf of the vlsUlng dele
gates, responded to tho address of wel
come. He referred to the first Pan-American
congress which met in Washington
thirteen years ago, presided over by James
It was that initial assembly of repre
sentatives of the slater republics which
laid the foundation for all the good feel
ing, good works and hope that since then
have brought about the several successful
meetings of the American family. '
It was gratifying to find in the words
of Mr. 8haw the same spirit of fraternity,
the same tone ot familiar Intimacy which
characterized the words of Mr. Blaine at
the opening of the first Pan-American con
gress. The committee on rules having reported,
officers were elected as follows: General
O. L. Spauldlng, assistant secretary of the
treasury, president; F. G. Plerra of Cuba,
first vice president; Kenneth Bernhart of
Chicago, second vice president; P. M. Dcl
paso of Mexico, first secretary; E. T. Cham
berlain, United States commissioner ot
navigation, second secretary, and W. P.
Montgomery, attache of the American
bureau of republics, assistant secretary.
President Spauldlng appointed a com
mittee on organization.
RACES SIDETRACK LEAGUE
I i:p worth Convention Mar Change
Date to Avoid Clash with
DETROIT. Jan. 17. The local committee
of arrangements for the national convention
of the Epworth league has decided to rec
ommend that the date, which was to have
been the week of July 12, be changed to
the opening days of that month, Including
the Fourth of July.
The original date conflicts with the grand
circuit trotting races and the reunion of
tho veterans of Santiago, which the presi
dent and several prominent army aLd navy
officers will probably attend.
R10 GRANDE REFUSES RAISE
Trainmen Conaalt Eseeattve OfRcera,
but Look on Strike as l.aat
DENVER, Jan. 17. J. A. Edson. manager
of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, has
refused the request of the trainmen for a
20 per cent Increase in wages, and the
executive officers of tho Gould lines at
It is understood that no further action
will be taken until a definite conclusion it
reached at St. Louis, and a atrlke will be
declared only as a last resort.
TOTAL OF TAX ROLL
(Continued from First Tage.)
necessity of facilities for Inter-communlca-tlon
and tho importance of the railroads to
the general public welfare. He spoke of tho
attitude assumed by the government toward
rallronds and argued that although the rail
roads were operated by private tn.rvvfattont
they were UHfier tho ce ef the govern
ment and to a great extent public property.
n j a It Ilecnmea Pnbllo Highway.
A piece of property acquired for railroad
purposes, be said, Immediately ceases to
be property and becomes a part of the pub
lic highway, and its value does not depend
upon its use for any other purpose or In
any other respect. As an Integral part it
has no value of Its own any more than a
part of a locomotive. Therefore the value
of any part of a railroad depends upon the
value of the whole. This Idea, he argued,
should be practically applied and the value
of the whole should be determined and not
the value of its parts.
The policy of railroad taxation followed
in this stste, he said, gives Douglas county
its distributive part of the taxable value of
railroad property and if Douglas county
loses by that plan it is not the railroad
company that Is the galnor, but Sarpy
county and the other counties ot the state.
He contended that railroad property should
not bo treated as the property ot any pri
vate individual, subject to the condition
and tho fluctuations of the market.
At the close of Mr. Greene's address the
board overruled the Burllnou company's
protest against Its Jurisdiction.
Then on suggestion of Mr. Mcintosh the
cases of the railroads were called each in
turn and as there was no further argument
on the part ot their attorneys the protests
were promptly overruled by the same af
firmative vote of 8.
Tho board then took up the case of the
Union Pacific railroad, and after hearing
evidence on the value of the property, de
cided to let the assessment as fixed by the
Board of Review stand.
Other rrolea.a Overruled.
When business was resumed after the
noon rccese the cases of the Chicago, St.
Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha and Burling
ton roads were taken up in turn, on the
protests of Georgo T. Merton. In these
cases the taklDg of testimony was cut
short by dispensing with the reading of
the records of the printed records of the
federal courts as presented by Mr. Mcin
tosh. In each case Tax Commissioner
Fleming was questioned as to his informa
tion 'regarding the value ot the railroad
property In question and permitted to say
that he believed the assessment as re
turned by the Board of Review to be Just
and equitable. In each case the board by
a unanimous vote of tho eight members
present found the assessment as returned
by the Board of Review to be equal and
There was no complaint on the part of
George I. Morton against the assessment
of the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley
road and Its property was not specially
considered by the board, so it waa left as
valued by the Board of Review.
The Omaha Belt railway came up for
consideration on the protest of the com
pany, J. F. Stout appearing as attorney.
Mr. Stout called C. L. Ransom, civil en
gineer in the employ of the Fremont, Elk
horn & Missouri Valley road, to atate that
the track of the Belt line could be replaoed
for $13,000 per mile and the road had ten
miles of track. A. P. Tukey and C. P.
Harrison were called aa real estate ex
perts to state that the land In the right-of-way
would average from $1,000 to $1,200
per acre. There was some discussion be
tween Mr. Stout and Mr. s Mcintosh as to
whether eighteen miles ot switch track
should not be Included In the assessable
property at the same rate as the main line
and whether the franchise should not bo
assessed. All discussion was cut short by
a motion from Mr. Zlmman that the assess
ment of the Belt line be reduced from
$494,000 to $400,000, and the motion pre
vailed, Mr. Burkley only voting .in the
Following are the railroad assesments
as they were fixed by the state board and
as they now are:
Union Pacific tc.7.649.40 $14,Wi3,2fl0
F. E. & M. V ,. 12.924.00 886.000
Omaha & N. P 11.310.00)
Omaha & 8. W 17.615.00) 7.R63.140
C 8. P.. M. & 0 20.743.00 2,5cJ).00
Omaha Belt Lino 9S.870.00 400,000
The case of the Pacific Express company
was argued at some length between Mr.
Hascall and Tax Commissioner Fleming as
to the right of the city to tax upon the
capital stock of a company Incorporated
here. Finally, on motion of Mr. Zlmman,
the aEseesment of the company waa raised
from $115,000 to i5.ooo.uuu, uouncumen
Burkley, Trostler, Zlmman and Karr vot
ing In the affirmative and Hascall, Mount
and Whitaker in the negative.
Soon after 6 p. m. the board took a re
cess and returned later In the evening to
approve tho minutes and adopt a resolu
tion approving the rolls as they had been
equalized and corrected by the board.
EXPLOSION KILLS TWO MEN
Others Are Injured and
Will Probably Die as
west NEWTON. Pa.. Jan. 17. A boiler
exploded at Bell's mills, wrecked a saw
mill, killed two men and Injured two oth
ers, one probably fatal.
A. B. Hunter, former
member ot the
will probably die.
James Dick; will recover.
It is thought the explosion was caused
by low water,
fin RENVILLE. Mich.. Jan. 17. Two
boilers in the Ranney Refrigerator factory,
known as factory A, blew up today, killing
tr men and Injuring- more than a dozen
others and causing an estimated money loss
CHARLES PRICE, engineer.
R. A. STANTON, fireman.
REDSKINS TIRE OF NATIONS
Ask Trealdent to Provide Them with
Work and Par Them
BUTTE. Mont.. Jan. 17. J. O. Monteath,
Indian agent of the Blackfoot reservation,
has loft for Washington with a party of
Blackfoot Indians to ask the president to
top the ration system and put them to
work and pay thtm wages.
They believe tbat tbey are' getting out
of the condition of ignorance and depend
ence where the ration system was the only
practical method, of treating them.
trslnmen hare 1M the matter before
COAL DEALERS INDICTED
GJcago Grand Jury Return True Bills in
FINDS THAT ILLEGAL COMBINE EXISTS
Decides to riaee Kael Merchants on
Trial In Criminal Court for Con
spiracy to liaise rrlcea
CHICAGO, Jan. 17. Forty indlctnienta
have been voted by the special grand Jury, ,
which during the last week hns been In
vestigating tho shortage of coal in this
city. No names were given out. It being
declared by State's Attorney Peneen that
Inasmuch as the Indictments had been
merely voted and not returned, no list of
tho accused men would be announced be
fore Monday morning.
It is said that among tho men Indicted
are many who stand high in the business
and social world. This fact was riven by
the state's attorney as one of the reasons
why no list of the accused, men would be
The decision was reached by the grand
Jury shortly before 11 tonight. An adjourn
ment had been taken from 6 until 10 and
when the panel met at the latter hour It
simply went over the list of names and
voted to return Indictments.
Find Illraal Combine.
Early In the afternoon It became evident
that the jury had made up its mind that
true bills should be brought, upon which
Mr. Deneen ordered all his men kept at
their posts for an emergency, whllo As
sistant State's Attorney Barnes, who Is
the indictment expert of the office, was
locked in his private room with a stenog
rapher and a pile ot legal blanks.
In annllzing the evidence the Jurors bo
lievcd they had found a combination ex
isting between the operators, the Jobbers
and wholesalers and the retallerB, cover
ing the course of the coal supply from tho
mines to the consumer. They also came
to the conclusion that an understanding
existed between the operators of the vari
ous states, the Illinois Coal Operators' as
sociation, the Northern Illinois Soft Coal
association being in collusion with the In
diana Coal Operators' association In an At
tempt to govern the whole bituminous sup
ply of the two states.
What application the conspiracy act
could have to the local dealers and opej.
ators, In face of the fact that the combina
tion was general, was a hard question for
the Jure: s, but tho attorneys explained that
as soon as the coal was brought into Illi
nois the possessor who In any way re
strained trade was amenable.
Police Guard Coal Trains.
The retail dealers' association of Illlnola
and Wisconsin was the subject of long ex
amination and consideration. This associa
tion consists of the smaller retail dealers
around Chicago, but the members denied
that there bad been any agreement concern
ing the maintenance of a schedule. Tho
object of the organization, . it was urged,
was to arrcnge for an equitable supply
and to furnish reports of the credit reputa
tion of consumers.
Alabama Gives Coal to Foor.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 17. Cltlsens of
Birmingham have contributed fifty carloads
of coal to relieve the distress of the poor
in New York and Chicago by reason of the
fuel famine. Twenty-five cars will be sent
to each city.
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