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SITE FOR SEW POWER HOUSE
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Direct ail way tompiny PorchMM Ground I
tr,tofj.ctn St- !
HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO BE INVESTED
tory from S York Ahoat Et.
-'tensive Intrrarbnn Lint la D.
elnren to Be titric ba
th Ueneral Miaitrr,
The Omaha Street Railway company yes
terday purchased from the Dyron Reed
. Real Batata company a lite for Its new
power house, the consideration being $13.
000, and the location being cast ot the
nd of Jackson street. The Burlington
right-of-way Ilea between the river bank
nd the alte, which la aome 200 feet north
of Jonea atreet. It la two and a halt arrea
In extent, and there will be an entrance
driveway from Jonea street, according to
Information given out by Genera.! Manager
Mr. Smith nays the stricture will be
complete, machinery and all, In one year.
He aaya the condeniera and other machin
ery are now being ordered and that deliv
ery after eight months Is about the short
eat time that can be expected. Meanwhile
the atructure Itself will be all prepared
nd It will then take about four months
more to put everything shipshape.
The power house will be started in op
eration with a maximum capacity of S.000
horse power. It will be so constructed,
however, that this can be doubled at an;
time Inter. All the machinery will be new,
save one engine, which will be taken from
the present bouse, i
Mr, Smith tays the power house at Coun.
ell Bluffs will not be discontinued, but the
new house will be capable of furnishing
the power for all the lines of the consoli
dated system should It become necessary.
"It Is plain to me," said General Man
ager Smith, "that the man who wrote the
special telegram that appeared in the
Omaha papera this morning had no author-.
Ity whatever for hia statements and didn't
even know anything about the aittatioo.
It la a pipe dream, pure and simple, Its
wn ridiculous statements branding It' as
Cost of hrrw rawer Plant.
"For Instance, It says the new power
house will cost $75,000. As a matter of
fact It will cot $'00,000. That includes
the building, the engines, the generators,
the boilers and the condensers, In fact, r.ll
the machinery that goea to make up com
plete new plant.
"Then as regarda the alleged 200 miles of
suburban railway that are to be built 'at
once,' that Is all 'fake' work. too. There
Is no Intention to build any such lines at
once save tb one to Florence, already
started. No Immediate prospect exists of
any such extensive construction aa that In
dicated In tre dispatch. There has been
no surveying work done to such an end
nd no definite plana laid at all. '
"Our articles of Incorporation were
merely broadened so aa to enable us to do
such things If we wished, whereas before
we could not. , It may be that nothing but
the Florence line will by even considered
this year. That will certainly be finished
within sixty daya after the frost is out ot
"Regarding our Council Bluffs service I
caanot say much, beefcuae we have not
acquired possession of that property yet.
8ome dickering Is still going on at long
range, but we will have the Interurbaa Hat
by February 1. Ot bourse the Idea will be
to better the service between the two
lamped Off Moving; Car.
Wolff Leras, living at 815 South Tenth
street, stepped from a rapidly moving
Dodge street-car at the alley between Far
nam and Harney streets on Tenth yester
day evening at about 6:30 o'clock. He
landed on hla feet, but fell, striking the
top of his head on the pavement. He was
carried to hlt lodging and medical aid
summoned. He had a cut over hla right
eye and a brulae on his head, and waa In
D. D. D. guaranteed a
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Rheum, Tetter, Itching Piles and all
diseases of tho skin
. . ...
Diseases of the skin are due to parasites , and not to tainted
blood. .Thousands of wretched people become hopeless and desper
ate imagining they have an incurable case of blood poisoning, when
in reality their affliction is simply caused by the activity of a local
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by working on the theory of parasitic irritation and it has never
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created to protect the tenderer tissues beneath. For this reason it is
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protection is only assailed when living, foreign organisms burrow
into it. Skin diseases can be likened to the eruption created by
ants in making their ant-hills.
The D Ds D remedy quickly and absolutely removes the parasite
without irritation, burning or itching. At the same time it softens
the skin and heals and soothes the afflicted part.
See what a citizen of ycur own section says:
BURLINGTON. la.. Msy 21, 1902. D. D.
July, mi. I waa suffering from what the d
terribly. It wa all over my shoulders as
My arms and legs were red and swollen t
the hospital, and remained there for five tn
ment of phyalctana. They gave me no reli
edy, I purchased bottle and applied It.
nd stopped the Itching and burning so th
cured on my aims, and my legs are almo
I recommend the Remedy 40 anyone
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It is utilized by every general
trouble to investigate the work it is accomplishing. ' .
It is used in the Cook County Hospital. Chicago, and in many
hospitals throughout the country.
It will clear off any parasitic break in the skin in from 3 to 60
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human. ' t
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with authentio label on each. '
The undersigned will guarantee every bottle of D. 0. U. remedy.
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semi-conscious condition. He wss expected
to oe nil right by thin morning. Irr U
Workman fn t H Vmmt flmahi linnarv
I and Conductor A. KIrher, who wss In
narre "f II"" ". says ihst the ms
,he nabIt ' Jmtin nff at the alley
c harre of the rsr. say ihst the msn I In
LIFE OF AN ITALIAN PATRIOT
(unrll Tells ' Daniel Maaln
ana Hla Work far Lib. '
The Toung Men's Christian association
presented last evening at Boyd's theater
sa one ot Its course of entertainments m
lecture by R. II. Conwell. The speaker
has found for the subject of lecture the
history of Daniel Manln, aa Italian pa
triot, who, because he received his every
Inspiration from America's fight for liberty,
led life which would particularly appeal
to any American audience.
Manln, when be, was 12 years old, read
hie first book in English. history of
George Washington and John Hancock, and
took for bli lire's motto from speech of
the latter: "I'll never lie, I'll never steal
nd I'll never do man a wrong." He lived
In Venice at the time that city was under
the Austrian rule and free Italy became
the object of his life. Towards accomplish
ing this object he founded the society ot
"Americans," who took for their motto
"Give me liberty or give me death," and
for a badge the American flag. After
series of straggles. In which the Austrlans
were victorious. Manln was Imprisoned In
147 . for "treasonable" remarks. This so
Incited his followers that they became a
formidable, force, which set Manln free,
captured the city and elected him presi
dent. After a year's alege the ctty again
fell Into the hands of the Austrlans and
Manln was banished to France, where he
apent the remainder ot his life circulating
literature pleading ior the freedom ot
What Mr. Conwell lacked In the way ot
graceful delivery he made up In enthusiasm
for bia aubject and he held the rlose atten
tion ot a large audience until hla final bow.
toay Take No Risk
In using Dr. King's New Discover) for
Consumption, Coughs and Colds. It cures
all lung troubles or no pay. 50c and $1.
For sale by Kuhn & Co.
Printing Pressmen Dance.
The fourth annual ball of No. 32. Omaha
Printing Pressmen's union. In Chambers
Dancing aendemy, last night was attended
by about 130 couple. The dance program
was varied to suit all taster F. M. Youngs
wss muster of ceremonies, and the com
mittee of Arrangements Included William
Cole, A. Blurvnll, D. Roche, John J. Pan
uska and Kd M. Birch. The floor was In
charge of Meesni. B. Caramello, J. J. Kir
ley, Adolph B'urvall, R. M. Loudon and
Blasting; at "oath Omaha.
Blasts set olT in the vicinity of Thirty
sixth and L streets. 8outh Omaha, where
the Union Stock Yards, company is grading
for an extension, wene so loud Inst night aa
to cause rumors ot a) boiler explosion. Sev
eral heay charges were fired in the course
of the evening, and persons who were at
tracted by the detonations were alarmed.
The work being prosecuted ls very heavy
and tlie latest methods of grading, which
Include dynamite, have been adopted.
Caught In Kansas City.
Chief of Police Donahue Is In receipt of a
telegram from Kansas City, informing him
of the arrest there of R. L. Conley, who is
wanted In this city for the theft of a
phonograph January 13 from P. E. Almond
at 415 South Fifteenth street. Conley soM
the machine In Klatau's pawnshop on
Dodge street and fled to Kansas City. An
officer will leave for Missouri today to
bring him back.
Marriage licenses have been lrWued
Name and Address.
William E. Burch, Chicago
Anna M. Dlshner, Omaha
Vert E. Smith, Omaha
Mrs.-Anna L. Orant Omaha
Mllsrt A. Robinson, Tekamah, Neb...
Jessie M. Wallace, Tekamah, Neb...
Organiser Takes Charge.
LYNN. Mass., Jan. 22.-Charles J. Mc
Morrow, a general organiser of the Bhoe
Workers' union, has srrived here from
Chicago. He will take general charge of
prosecuting the fight precipitated against
the union by the atrlke ot the Knights of
permanent cure fer
P 1 (1 Bin) 9
D. Co., Chicago, HI.: Gentlemen: Last
octors called Ecsema. I suffered from It
d arms, and from my knees to my feet,
o twice their normal size. I waa taken to
onths under the constant cars and treat
et. Somebody recommended D. D. D. Rem
The second application took out tho redness
at I could sleep. The Ecsema Is entirely
uttering trom Ecsema. I m TS years of
H. K- MSYER,
D IV D O.. of Chins. sly swors. J
family physician who has taken the J
THE OMAHA DAILY JIEE: FItlDAY, .JANUAHY 23. l!H):l.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Major ani Oitj Engineer Mt Inspect L
ani Q Street Viaduct Today.
BOTH NEED IMMEDIATE REPAIRING
Corporation glow to Make Good
Their Promises mid the Drldaes
May Have to Be Closed
Ag-alnst Trnffle oon.
Both the L end Q street viaducts are Jn
bsd shape and need Immediate repairs. In
fact, the city officials have been urging the
t'nlon Stock Tarda compsny and the Vnlon
Pacific Railroad company to make the
needed repairs for some months psst. The
enly satisfaction received Is the statement
from Chief Engineer King of the Vnlon
Stock Tarda company that the material for
the brldgea Is enroute. This Is the story
he bss been telling the mayor and tho
council committee on viaducts since last
October. Up to date not a carload of bridge
material has been unloaded here for use
on either ot the viaducts and It looks now
as If one or possibly both of the structures
would bsvo to be closed soon. The city
engineer reports that the Q street bridge
Is In no shape for heavy travel, as the
planking la worn through In many places,
while the balance is badly patched. H la
In no condition to stand a heavy strain, yet
motor cars are permitted to run across It.
Some time ago the city officials threatened
to rlose the Q atreet bridge, as It was not
considered safe for heavy traffic, but by
representations from the companies Inter
ested regarding repairs action was deferred.
Now the -quest ion Is getting to be a serious
one. It is expected that an Inspection of
both bridges will be made today by Mayor
Koutsky, City Engineer Beal and members
of the street and alley committee, with
view to arriving at aome conclusion as to
what should be done. It Is considered that
the railroad t companies have been given
plenty of time In which to secure material
bad they been ro inclined.
Charter Delegation Visits Lincoln.
Councllmen Welsh and Adkins, City Clerk
Shrlgley and Colonel J. B. Watkina went
to Lincoln yesterday for the purpose et
conferring with the Douglas county dele
gation in regard to South Omaha charter
amendments. Some few changes are de
sired In the bill, or rather amended bill,
turned in by a portion of the committee
appointed to look after the drafting ot
amendments. The members ot the delega
tion yesterday Impressed upon the legisla
tors the absolute necessity ot more money
for .fire department purposes and also for
some provision whereby the city officials
will be given authority to take up the
overlap, which now amounts to $70,000.
While no promises were made, the South
Omaha delegation came home confident that
their plea will be considered carefully.
Want Police Commission,
Some of the members ot the Taxpayers'
league still hold to the idea that the only
salvation of South Omaha Is the appoint
ment of a commission to take charge of
the police and fire departments. Wednes
day night a doxen members of the leagu)
held a conference with Mayor Koutsky and
urged the executive to try to rppend an
amendment to the present charter amend
ments providing for a police commission.
This the mayor refused to do. He told the
league members that the amendments had
been submitted and that If they wanted to
Introduce a bill calling jfor a police com
mission they could do so. It Is understood
that the league wants to seeUavid Ander
son, H. T. Brass and. A. H. Merrill ap
pointed police commissioners.
Additional School. Room.
There seems to be n continual demand
for more school room. Yesterday It was
deemed necessary to rent the Rowley house
at Twenty-fourth and K streets. By the
furnishing of this room, which has been
used previously for school purposes, thirty
scholars will be given accommodations.
There la also a demand tor more room In
the -Brown park district and an official of
the school district Is now looking for a
suitable outside room.. Of the nw arithme
tics ordered at Monday night's meeting
about 260 copies have been delivered and
ro now In use. The balance ot the books
will be called for cs needed. Old books sre
exchand tor new at the ratio ot 21 cents
for smell books and 25 cents for large ones.
Jerry Fltsgernld Hart.
Jerry 'Fitzgerald, aaslstant to Tax Com
missioner James J. Fitzgerald, was in
jured quite badly late Wednesday night
by stepping from street car while In
motion. Mr. Fitzgerald desired to light
at B street on the Twenty-fourth ' street
line, and either the conductor did not see
his signal or else Mr. Fittgerald neglected
to notice that the car did not slack. He
Jumped oft' at B street and was severely
Injured, sustaining a fracture of the light
wrist and severe bruises about the face.
Dr. C. M. Schlndel Is taking care of Mr.
Fitzgerald. It will be some time before U
will be able to be at hla office.
Another Street Car Accident.
William John, employed by the Koutaky
Paint company. Is laid up at his home.
Eighteenth and Grace streets, Omaha, on
account of fall from a street car at
Twenty-fourth and N streets, Wednesday
night. John received a severe scalp wound
and badly broken hand. He will be laid
up not less (ban six weeks. The acci
dent Is supposed to have been caused by
the haste of the conductor In pulling the
be 11 cord before all of the passengers were
William Maxwell Released.
William Maxwell, alias Walter Grey, who
has been. It Is alleged, working confi
dence game on Masons all over the west
for three years past, was released from a
thirty days' confinement in the city jail
yesterday. While several charges of a
similar kind that of securing money un
der false . pretenses were made. It waa
deemed advisable to permit Maxwell to
be released. Several ot the local officers
of the lodge ot Maaoos visited Maxwell In
his cell yeste-day. In response to In.
qulrles he promised to go to work and se
cure money enough to reimburse those
from whom he had borrowed. With tbla
understanding he was given his liberty.
Bee Hive Lodge Baao.net.
Bee Hive lodge of the South Omaha Ma
sona tendered small banquet to the mem
bers, families and friends of the order at
Masonlo hall last night. There wss a
short literary and musical program, fol
lowed by refreshmeats. The entertain
ment was one of the best of the sesson.
Maarle City Gossip.
The South Omaha Lnan and Building as
sociation will meet Tuesday night and elect
W. J. C. Kenyon, general manager of the
Union Stock YardA company, is expected
home from Chicago today.
The Brooklyn Mining ani Milling com
pany directors will meet at he office of Lr.
T. H. Elisor today to elect officers for the
A. H. Merrill writes to friends here that
he is doing nicely at Kxcelsior Springs. He
expects to go farther south as soou aa ha
Work on the stork yards sheep bsrns Is
progressing rapidly and a portion of tbe
big barn will be ready for use by the end
of another week.
Mike Brennua telephoned rrlends here
yesterday from Sioux lty that be had
burled his urothrr at Vucan, Minn., and.
that he would Im home Sunday night.
Hyron Smiley is still working with a rail
road engineering gang, but expects to quit
as soon as the prtaem work Is over and go
to i hi. -unr, i u complete Lis course Id civil
MONROE DOCTRINE NARROW
Castes Congress Refnses to Ask T.x
tension of Doctrine to
NEW YORK, Jan. 12.- The customs con
gress of Amerlrsn republics resumed lis
sessions today, when Dr. R. Alvarez de
Toledo, delegate from the Argentine Re
public, submitted his resignation. In sn
accompanying letter he said he was unable
to sign the report of the committee ap
pointed to consider hla resolution declar
ing the Monroe doctrine should be given a
commercial as well as political applica
tion, and he understood his resignation
would act as withdrawal of the resolu
The special committee reported In sym
pathy with the resolution so far as the
purport was to extend and cement the
political and commercial relations ot the
republics. The report continues that the
committee believes that the matters In
volved In the resolution calls on the treaty
making powers of the countries, and hence
were foreign to congress. Hence It was
resolved that the resolutions be referred
to the governments. The resolution was
laid on the table. (
Don Juan Sealles, Bolivia, offered reso
lution recommending that goods In transit
be allowed to pass free ot duty through e
country to which tbry are not consigned.
, The resolution was amended by adding:
"Provided the customs regulations of the
country through which It passes have been
complied with," and was sdopted.
GLENNON HEADS THE LIST
Same of Bishop Hcnnessy of Kansas
flnbstltnted for Bishop Mesamer
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 22 It Is ststed that tho
name of Bishop Sebastian Meesmer of
Green Bay, Wis., is not on the list of can
didates for coadjutor to Archbishop Kain
selected by the suffragan bishops of the
St. Louis province at their recent meeting.
Neither does the name of any priest of
the archdiocese accompany the names of
Bishop Dunne and Bishop Glennon.
It Is also ststed that the name of Bishop
Hennessy of Wichita, Kan., was added to
the Hat In place of Bishop Mesamer and
Bishop Glennon was first among the new
CINCINNATI, O., Jan. 22. The meeting
of the suffragan bishops of this diocese
following that of the priests to pass upon
the choice of the latter for three candi
dates for coadjutor for Archbishop Elder,
has been held and choice made, but no
official statement of the result has been
The choice of the priests was Bishop
Moeller, first; Bishop Maes, second; Bishop
O'Donoghue, third. It Is unofficially
stated on good authority that Bishop Moeller
stands first In the choice ot tho suffragan
There Is reason to believe that the suf
fragans have substituted the name ot
Bishop Byrne for that of O'Donoghue. '
RISKS LIFE TO PROVE SAFETY
Foolhardy Man Climbs Brooklyn
Bridge Cable to Assure Him
self of Tower's Strength.
NEW YORK. Jan. 22. Traffic on Brook
lyn bridge tonight was blocked while a big
crowd watched man climb one of the big
supporting cables that ' extends from the
shore to tbe top ot tbe Manhattan tower,
130 feet above tbe roadway of the bridge.
The crowd of several-thousand persons
who gathered to wateh the daring feat
expected to see the man fall to his death,
but he gained th top of tbe tower safely.'
A policeman was then sent up to bring
the performer down, and desperate fight
was expected. However, this was averted,
for in a moment both men were seen mak
ing the descent. Halfway down the man
nearly collapsed. He threw up his hands,
caught the smaller cables and clung to
them, sliding down the remainder ot the
distance. He was arrested at once, but all
he would say was: "I just wanted to see
If the tower was safe."
MANIAC MURDERS POLICEMAN
Demands Money from Kansas City
Sergeant and Being Refused
KANSAS CITY, Jan. 22. Sylvester
Swank, an Insane man, aged 35, today shot
and fatally wounded Policeman A. R. Mc
Klnney at the Central police station, and
fired another shot before he was overpow
ered. Swank, who was . discharged trom St.
Joseph's hospital last spring, bad appeared
before Sergeant Snow and demanded money
which he asserted the officer wss with
holding from him. He attempted to shoot
Snow, when McKlnney, who was unarmed,
went to hia superior's assistance. Swank
turned upon McKlnney and, firing point
blank, sent bullet through his head.
McKlnney cannot live through the night.
ASKS SENATE TO DENY SMOOT
Ministerial Association Proposes to
Send Delegation to Washing-ton
SALT LAKE CITY. Utah. Jan. 22. The
Ministerial association of Salt Lake City
haa sent a telegraphic protest to Senator
Burrows, chairman ot the senate commit
tee on privileges an elections, against the
seating ot 8enator-elect Smoot.
A comtulttee from the association will
appear before the senate committee at the
proper time to show cause for Mr. Smoot's
LONG'S ELECTION SECURE
All Other Republican Candidates
Withdraw In Kansas Sena,
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 22. Congressman
Cheater I. Long was nominated by accla
mation this afternoon by the republican
legislative caucua as -candidate for United
States senator. All tbe other candidates
The nomination will be ratified in a joint
session to be held next Tuesday.
JURY HOLDS TILLMAN" GUILTY
Coroner's Inquest Results In Verdict
Implicating Politician la tios.
COLUMBIA. 8. C. Jan. 22. Tbe Inquest
on N. G. Gonzales tonight resulted:
The deceased. N. O. Oonzalea. came to
his death from gunshot wound Inflli nd by
the hand of James 11. Tillr.ian on January
Northern aecnrlties Dividend.
NEW YORK. Jan 12. The directors of
the Northern Securttle company have de
clared a quarterly dividend of l' per cent,
payable on February i. This I 1111 basis
of 41 per rent, and an Increase of one-half
of 1 per cent over the previous rate.
Beats Urlnneil Basket Ball Team.
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. K The Minnesota
university basket bail team eaitlly defeated
the Orinnell college team, Inltrt'Ollegiale
champions of Xuwa, lunik ht by lU score
REFUSE TO DO EXTRA WORK
Operator-, B'ama Miners for Prevailing
SAY UNION . IS CAUSE OF TROUBLE
Men Will ot Load More Than Lim
ited Somber of Cars Per Day So
Matter llow Great the
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 22. The question
of responsibility for the coal famine was
the subject of considerable debate before
the strike commission todsy.
Evidence wss given to show that the
miners were not obeying Mr. Mitchell's
request to produce more coal, and James
H. Torrey and Everett Warren, both ot
Scranton. representing several of the large
companies, challenged the correctness of
Mr. Mitchell's statement that 3,000 men
were Idle and ready to go to work. C.
S. Darraw replied that ho would show that
It was the operators snd not the men
who were responsible for the shortage.
If I don't," he said, "1 will ask the
commission to find against us."
The Lehigh Valley Coal "ompany closed
Its case and tbe Lehigh and Wllkesbarre
consumed few hours In presenting evi
dence. That company also closed shortly
before adjournment, and the independent
operators of the upper region took up the
It is expected tho hearings will last
ten more days, while the final arguments
re to be restricted to four or five days.
The lawyers will agree among themselves
as to the division of time. The miners
want half the time allowed by the com
mission. Men Do Leas Work.
Thorass Thomas, a district superintend
ent of the Lehigh Valley Coal company,
was the first witness called todsy.
Prior to the strike of 1900 the company
had no difficulty, he said. In getting coo
tract miners to produce extra cars of cost
when necessary to meet the demand, but
after the strike the company was unable
to get the men to load more than certain
number of cars each day,
R. S. Mercur, a district superintendent
of the Lehigh Valley company, on croas
examination, said ten hours a day was not
too long for a mlnr to work. He was
short of outside laborers at Centralis and
could put some to work if he could get
them. The rate of pay was 11.45 a day.
In reply to Mr. Parker, Mr. Mercur said
that ss a result of the late strike several
lifts were etill ut.der water, thus pre
venting the enuloyment of about 600 men
Statement of Attorney.
Attorney McCllntock for tbe Lehigh ft
Wilkesbarre company submitted a state
ment to the commission. He said In port:
May It please the cammlttee: The Lehigh
& Wllkesbarre company is the largest
owner and leiwee of coal lands In the
jomlng region and Is the largest tax
Payer in Luzerne county. No attack or
complaints have been made to the com
mission against this company of any con
sequence whatever. All our miners who
have applied sre back 'at work; we have
refused no one; discriminated against no
body; and we had during the year 1901,
which our statement cover, and have now
work for more miners than were then or
ere at present In our employ.
Our statements will show that our men
earn fair wages; equal, we think, to those
paid by any . company In the district
wherein our mines are situated and higher
than tho rates of pay of many employers
of like labor. We pay by the cor snd have
always done so; we deem It the fairest
System of Docking. .
Our system of docking Is the lime Is
In vogue throughout the region and for the
year j901 our statement of the docking at
alt our collieries shows that It amounted
to 2.89 per cent of the cars dumped at the
breakers. We have no check-docking
bosses.- We do not object to their appoint
ment by the men, but we have never been
requested to permit their appointment.
Our relations with our men have always
been of the most pleasant character. They
have ever been free, individually or by com
mittee, to call upon the foreman, division
sunerlntendent or general superintendent,
with any grievances or requests, and no
man hat, ever been discriminated sgalnet
lor so appearing or for other causes.
Notwithstanding our efforts in this re
gard, during the general strikes of 1WI0 and
ili2 we have found it much more difficult
to control our men and we have had
thirteen local strikes in our mines. This
I loss of the rfllclency of the men as well
as me time lost Dy reason or these Inter
ferences with regular and systematic labor.
Shows Wages to Be Low.
Warren C. Johnson of Philadelphia, gen
eral auditor of the company, waa called to
present the wage statements ot contract
mlnera and the company men for 1901. Tho
statement showed that only nine men made
over 11,000, the majority receiving sums
varying from $800 to $250.
Superintendent Morgan said the output
of coat bad not Increased since Mr. Mitchell
requested the miners to aid In relieving tbe
coal famine. '
The Independent operators of the Upper
Wyoming and Lackawanna regions follewed
the Lehigh & Wllkesbarre In presenting
their esse, H. C. Reynolds of Scranton
making the opening address for thirty of
He aald in port:
We believe an advance In wages at this
time Is unwarranted and would Dlace a
new burden upon tha shoulders of the con
We hope to prove that the hours of labor
nre now too brief und we contend that
the compensation has been snd now is
fixed by an economical law which serves
to secure to the men wages which have
been and In the future will be favorable to
We expect to show that the union has
limited production in many ways and that
in consequence of this there has followed
a decrease in wages of the men.
We contend that only contracts favor
able to the men and only enforclble against
the operators are observed and that those
that are not favorable are abroftatT-il by the
Individuals composing the United Mine
Killed in Mine Cave-In.
SHAMOKI.V, Pa., Jan. 22. A cave-In oc
curred in a mine breach at Natalie, Pa.,
last night, killing Joseph Petross and bia
sons, aged 11 and 9 and fatally Injuring
tbe eldest son, Michael, azed 13.
CONVENTION READY FOR WORK
Delegates at Iudlennuolls Aro Prac
tically All Seated by tbo
INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 22. At the opening
ot tbe miners' convention todsy the report
of the credentials committee was read,
which seated practically all ot the delegatea.
Delegates from unions that are In arrears
In assessments were seated on pledge that
they will have their unions pay up their
A resolution of sympathy and support for
the boot and shoe workers of Lynn, Mass.,
who are out on strike, wss passed.
Then there time a clash between the con
servative and socialistic factions. It origi
nated in a resolution from sn obscure locsl
union favoring an expression on government
ownership of rosl mines snd railroads.
A motion on the part of the conservatives
to table 1: brought on a long discussion.
The socialistic faction baaed their atgu
ments on tbe anthracite strike sod the com
bination of i-oal companies and railroads,
snd that a tendoncy not to treat with min
ers according to the laws of man or God
made It necessary for the government to
tske some such action.
Delegais Walker of Illinois said I list the
coal companies snd railroads were now in
i a combine Usurious la lae Interests of the
When you order
crackers sent with your
and don't want them
your other groceries,
tell the grocer
Protected by the In-er-ieal Package
with red tnd white seal.
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
people and were holding back coal to boost
Tho controversy was eventually referred
to a committee.
The Initiative and referendum again
came up, but it was tabled on the sugges
tion of Delegate Ryan of Illinois, who
said the question meant an Ity eruitnable
The co-operative store matter waa also
again brought before tne convention, but
It was the opinion of a majorlty'of the del
egates that ths miners, as a union, should
not endorse the co-operative plan. .'
A letter was drafted to "The American
People," thanking them for their assist:
ance and sympathy In the recent anthra
Delegate Lusk (W. Va ), In the discus
sion on the resolution favoring government
ownership of coal mines and railroads,
said: . ,
I feel, and other miners feel, thst we
would rather work for the people than for
the soulless corporations. The people have
souls to be judged and bodies to be burned,
but the corporations have neither.
T. D. Nichols made a motion to table the
resolution, which was defeated.
Acting upon the recommendation of a
committee composed of John Mitchell', T.
D. Nichols and John Sahva, who have been
considering the matter, a resolution was
adopted appropriating $1,000 for a monu
ment at Latimer, Pa., to the men who were
killed and wounded in the strike riots ot
COAL PRICES JTAKE TUMBLE
Lehigh Vnllcy y Plnoes an Kmbararo
on Independent Conlne!e Much
Knel Forced On Bendy Market.
NEW YORK,' Jan. 22. The Lehigh Val
ley company caused a panic among the In
dependent coal operators today by placing
a temporary embargo on their produot at
tbe collieries until the congestion At tha
Perth Amboy. docks la removed. 1
Thousands of tuna, chiefly Independent
coal, has been tied up at tbe two plera ot
the railroad in Perth Amboy. Tbe em
bargo, which restricts the number of cars
allotted at the mines to independent op
erators, applies to all who have coal
standing here, and probably will continue
In the meantime the embargo has already
forced Urge quantities of independent coal
on the market and a drop In price to IS
or less has followed.
LEADVILLE SWEPT BY STORM
Bllssard Blows la Western Colorado,
InoonsnsodtnsT Trains, bnt DolnsT
LEADVILLE. Colo., Jan. 22. A blizzard
Is rsglng tonight from Leadvllle to the
western line of Colorado, from one to two
feet ot snow having fallen today, which la
being piled up by a high wind tonight.
Railroads are tied up at many places.
At Tellurlde and many other places snow
slides are reported, but so far no loss of
life and little damage to property has oc
curred. Blfg Racing; Parses Pot (p.
ST. LOUIS. Jsn. 22. The stakes for the
spring meeting at Kinloch park, which
opens April -ft, were made public today.
They include the following: Tbe Mound
City Derby, for 3-yeor-olds, one mile and
an eighth, with $2.uuo added; the Kinloch
Inaugural, for 3-year-olds and upward, one
mile, Jl.-OO added; the Tranqullla. for 3-year-oltla
and upward, six furlongs, XI. 000
added; tbe Goodwood, selling, for S-yenr-olds
and upward, one mile and a sixteenth,
il.iJOO added; the Woodlands, for 2-year-old,
five and a half furlongs, ll.Cm added. There
will l no purse less than t00 nd on days
on which no stake is run there will be no
leas than three purses of l&OO each. There
will be two steeplechases a weeK and the
races will be started without a recall flag.
Mr. Murphy Is arranging a series of races
for gentlemen riders to Include Memphis,
Nashville, I.outuvllle and St. Louis, each
track to give a race with two representa
tives from each city.
life to keep on hand a bottle
Just one dose at bedtime, when the cold is threatened,
will stop all future trouble.
We wish you would ask your doctor if he knows
anything better for colds, coughs, bronchitis, weak
throats and lungs, tsimsimsi zic.hcilm. j.c. Araco.,udi,iuss.
" I have tiied Ayer'g Cherry Pectoral In my family for eight year, tnd I
know nothing could be better for tbe coughs and cold of children."
Mrs. W. H. Brymer, Shelby, Ala.
TO STRETCH THEIR TERMS
County Commissioners Hear Report from
Author of Bloan Bills. -
LAWYER THINKS THE BILLS WILL PASS .
late . Convention Adjourns After
Delearates Adopt Resolutions -ThnnklnaT
Local Board ' and
Others for Bntertniament.
The . State Association ot County Com
missioners and Supervisors adjourned at
noon yesterday to meet In Grand Island
January 20, 1904. '
The attendance yesterday had dwin
dled materially and those who were present
were eager for adjournment to come In
time to permit them to go to Lincoln to
spend the afternoon with tbe legislature.
The association attempted no business
and adopted only resolutions of thanks to
the local commissioners, tbe citizens of
Omaha and others who have assisted In
The remainder of the time of the session
was occupied by Attorney Lysle I. Abbott
of Omaha, who dratted the six bills intro
duced In the sensta by Sloan this week,
providing for extending to four years the
terms ot practically all county officers and
for their election to be In the even years.
Mr. Abbott was attorney for the lata
County Clerk Harry C. Miller, when the
latter placed this movement on foot and
thereafter was made attorney for the
County Officers' association, which Is back
of the present legislation. Yeaterday,
however, Attorney Abbott waa acked to
explain only the bill affecting commission
ers und the other affecting supervisors.
Abbott Talks of Monn Bills.
, "As you probably air-know," he aald, "tbe
present law calls tor the election ot com
missioners every three ytars and ot super
visors every two years. The bills Just 'in
troduced contemplate making the terms ot .
all four years. In the two counties having
five commissioners we propose to elect two
commissioners In the fall ot 1904 and three
In 1906. In counties having three commis
sioners we will elect two In 1904 and one In
"Of tbe supervisors the bill contemplates
the election of those In the odd numbered
townsblpc in 1904 and every four years
thereafter, and ot tboae In the even num
bered dlatricta In 1908 and every four .year
To hla remarks upon the two bills affect
ing county boards, Mr. Abbott appended a
few concerning the other tour bills. Ot tho
county judgeship he said: "In my opinion
while his term couldn't be lengthened by
the legislature because his is a constitu
tion office, the date of hia election could be
postponed to the fall of 1904, and the office
could be filled every two years thereafter,
thua placing this office in the even-year
chedule. As for the present Incumbents
they almply could hold over until the elec
tion and qualification of their successors In
Jnstlcea of the Peace.
Of justices of the peace he aald: "One Of
the bills introduced contemplatea only one
justice and one constable to each precinct,,
their election to be Hi 1904. The number in
the cities will be left aa it is." '
Mr. Abbott told tha association yester
day that tbe members ot the senate seem
practically unanimous tor the bills and that
the house, so far aa Investigated, Is kindly
To Inrestlarnto Kntal shooting.
ST. LOLMS. Jan. 22. Circuit Attorney
Folk will personally investigate the killing
ot J. A. I-ahmer, who waa shot Monday
night while alighting from a street cur.
The testimony at the Inquest was con
flicting as to who fired the fatal shot. Jn
the meantime Contsble Mctillllcuddy is
out under llU.OnO bond.
Caught In the shower! Damp
clothes, wet feet, colds, night coughs,'
the croup a part of school life.
And It should be a part of home
of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
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