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THE OMAHA DAILY I1EE: MONDAY, JANTTA11Y 20, 1903.
LOCK GETS FIVE HUNDRED
Jtry Finally Beaches Verdict After Being
Oat tinoa Thursdaj Boon.
MATERIAL SHAVE ON FORMER JUDGMENT
City avea Flftern If nnrired Dollars
by Hnvlnaj the Farmer t'onfes-
Inn of Judatneat Set
A sealed' irertlot returned yesterday aft
ernoon by' the dlstrlqt. court Jury in ihe
personal Injury damftftn suit of Henry Ix:k
against the Olty of Couotl BluH It said
to be in far of the plaintiff' for 1500. The
jury went-. out Thursday noon and toe ver
dict was reached yesterday . aftercoon at
S o'clock after eTn'y-flve hours' diHyri
tlon. The Terdlct Is considered to be a
compromise one aa.it was said that when
the Jury was sent to 'bed Saturday nleht it
Stood 8 to 4 In favor of the city.
This suit' hab attracted more than ordi
nary attention, owing la ths peculiar cir
cumstances cunnec'fJ jrltjb It. Lock origi
nally brought suit for f.'i.OOO damaged, al
leging permanent injuries aa the result of
a fall caused by a defective sidewalk on
Broadway. In June, 1901, before ths case
was entered for trial, Lock attorney suc
ceeded la1 Inducing the city council at a
secret session behind closed door to ngt-ee
to accept Judgment against the city for
$2,(00. Judgment for this amount was ic
cordlngly entered asulust tho city and then
It' was asserted- that Lock1 liad usslgnnd his
interest in the Judgment for $260 to a mem
ber of the family of one of his attorneys.
At the same time thi attorneys Olod a lion
on tte Judgment of $1,600-for their services.
Lock, when informed of the fact that the
city had consented to accept Judgment for
$2,000 alleged that he was toot awara when
he slgnnd a jsper presented lilut by one of
his attorneys that he bad assiarnod away
his interest In $2,000 for a mere bagatelle.
Mayor Jennings, on Investigating t.ll ths
circumstance, refused to attach bis signa
ture to the resolution of the city accept
ing Judgment on behalf ot the city uud a
notion to set aside the Judgment was filed
In the district court. Nothing, however,
was done In the case until this term ot
court, when Judge Thornell sustained the
motion' of the city to set aside the Judg
ment and the ault went to trial, l ock
amended hia petition increasing ula claim
tor damages from $5,000 to $10,320.
N. Y. Plumbing Co., Tel. J50. Night, F6T.
SELECT NO BUSINESS AGENT
Committee of Trades aad Labor As
sembly Decides to Leave gelee
ttoa'Open for a Time.
The committee appointed by tha. Trades
and Labor assembly Friday night to take
'charge of the matter ot appointing a busl
ness agent 'and planning the establish
ment of a free labor bureau In Council
Bluffs met yesterday afternoon. While the On May 8 and 9 there will occur at Tank
Aft U;;?crcr meV'hi Tr tor. the to-.', under ths auspices . of h college- a
twoiuiu.i,.. " .. T r x . .v. atat afnletlo hlah school meet and de-
COBUlon. it waa aeciaeu ib h-y u
open and applications from those anxious
to obtain the office will be received up to
Thursday evening, when ths committee
will hold another meeting In Labor hall.
,' It is proposed to pay the business agent
s a starter not - leas than $60 a month,
but the committee, hopes that the remun
eration will be increased when the bureau
becomes fully established. The man who
will have charge of the free labor bureau
under, the ; title , of bualness agent will
Save an office In Labor hall on South 'Main
tfeet and will be required to be there
ao many hours each" day. . In addition to
these duties' the business agent will act
practically as walking delegate for all the
unions represented In the Trades and Labor
'assembly He will be expected 'to boost
the membership of the various unions and
look after their interests In ' general. , In
lease ot any controversy arising between
members et unions add their employers the
business agent will be called upon to act
as an arbitrator and to try to adjust any
difficulties that may arise.
The committee having In charge-the mat
ter ot the appointment of the business
agent Is composed of the following: Har
, vey DeLong ot the Typographical union,
W. H. Wallace of the Shoemakers' union,
Wi Waugh of the Cigar Makers union, J.
V., Knuth of the Musicians' union, F., E.
Marlowe of the- Carpenters' union. David
Evans of the federal union, Aaron Paps
of the Barbers' union and C. Henry of the
Painters onion. '
It is not believed that many of the In
dividual labor , unions will take advantage
of . the oiler and be represented on the
board of directors of the proposed Commer
cial club. The expense to each union
-would be $41 per annum and this, it; is
said, the unions do not feel like standing.
It has been suggested by men prominent in
labor circles that the unions Join together
and secure the election, ot a representative
on the executive committee of five. This
would entail an expense on the unions of
$117 per an sum, according to the present
plan, of urganlratlon ot the Commercial
club. Thla suggestion. It Is said, has met
with much favor, members of the labor
unlpns believing that their Interests would
be better looked after by having a repre
sentative on the executive committee than
by having aeveral representatives In the
board ot directors consisting of fifty mem
bers. It If understood thaahle matter will
be brought up at the next meeting of the
Trades and Labor assembly.
Celebrate (ksnh Anniversary.
Rev. George Edward Walk closed his
fourth year aa rector ot St. Paul a Episco
pal church yesterday. At the morning, ser
vice In place of the regular sermon he de
livered an address upon the origin anl his
tory ot St. Paul's parish. At the veipe.'
service In the afternoon ' Rev. T. J. Mac-kay
of Omaha, a former rector of St. Paul's oc
cupied the pulpit and delivered the sermon
which he preached In 188(1, when the pres
ent church tvi'MIn. which waa ere. Med
mainly through his c Berts, was first opened
for public worship. . , V '
Gravel roofin.. A. H. Bead. 12S Main St
llaatllnc for Commercial Clna.
The hustling committee appointed to se
cure members for the Cowroervial club will
begin an active campaign o: tna eutire city
today. The enthusiasm with whl-h
project has been received IesU the com-
mlttee to believe that every business man
In ths city will Join the organization.
Lewis Hsmmer and Alderman HuUr d'4
gome hustling Saturday aad in a short time
S Pearl Council Bluffs 'Phone f
NEWS OF IOWA.
succeeded In securing the nsmes of twenty-
i nine firms and business men on Jlroa l T iy
between First and Bryant streets on the
Another meeting will be held Wednesday
evening at which time It Is exioct"d Mi"
committee to which the matter was referred
will be ready to present articles of Incor
poration for adoption by ths club.
, Giving Awsr Stoves.
The second heating stove given by vVII
llan Welch to his coal customers was
awarded to Mrs. Henry Becker. 1416 South
Eighth street. Another has been put up
on the same plan, and durlng,the next thirty
daya will be given away free to one of his
customers. Before ordering your coal call
at It North Main street or 'phone 128.
riftvlg se.ls drugs.
For rent, modern house, 719 Sixth avenue.
Expert watch repairing, lffert, J9 E'y.
Annual reduction on pictures and picture
framing. C. E. Alexander ft Co.
Horn, to Mr. and Mrs. AV. t. Hnrlan of
Seventh avenue and Tenth street, a son.
Wanted, at once buy wltn pony to carry
Bee route. Apply at tne oluce, 10 I'earl
We are headqjarters for glass of all
kinds. Bee us before you buy. C. U. faint,
Oil and Ulass company,
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Cessna of Hast
ings, Neb., are guests of their son, W. B.
Cessna of Third avenue.
The Tuesday Euchre club will be enter
tained thla week by Mrs. Walter ftpoomr
at her home, corner of Mill and Seventh
The Duck Hollow Gun club of this city
and the Armour (la.) Uurr club will content
for honors Hunday, February 8. The shoot
will be at loo live birds.
The series of special week day services
at Trinity Methodist church have been dis
continued. The Vegular weekly prayer meet
ing will be held Wednesday evening.
Park City lodge, Independent Orden of
Old Fellows, will visit State lodge In
Omaha t.ils evening. A special car has
been-arranged for, which will leave Pearl
and Broadway at 7:30 p. m.
The Board of CommlHsloners for the
Insane held a partial hearing at Avoea
Saturday In the matter of the alleged in
sanity of William H. Cuppy, and then con
tinued the Investigation fur one week. In
order that further evidence might be pro
The Courcil .Bluffs Athletic club has se- i
cured quartera In tho Ogden hotel building,
The club has purchased the complete gym
nasium outfit of the Woodmen of the World
and It will be placed at once In the new
club rooms. The club has at present a
membership of sixty-live. ,
Regarding the report that he intended
leaving Sidney and making his home in
Tabor, where his three children are In
school. Judge Thorneil of the district court
said that while he had given the matter
some thought and had looked at some
property In Tabor, he believed he would
remain In Bldney, where he had property
Interests arid where he had lived fur so
Mrs. J. M. Matthews left yesterday for
Chicago, where, with Mrs. Ida Van Hon of
Mt. Pleasant, the other member of the
committee, she will select the furnishings
for the Iowa Odd Fellows' orphans' home
at Mason City. The committee expects to
have the 100 rooms In the home completely
furnished for the formal opening ot the
institution some time during the nummer.
The construction of the bunding is under
the supervision of a board of trustees, of
which J. F. Spare of this city la a member.
Plumbing and heating. Blxby 4b Bon.
Contest of Brain aad Brawn. ,
YANKTON. S. D., Jan. 25. (Special.)
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clamatory contest. Gold and silver medals
will be given to each winner and a silk
banner to the school winning the most
points. ' This promises to be a meet which
will attract considerable ( attention
throughout the state. . . i
Lose Money ea Cattle.
TYNDALL. 8. D., Jan. 25 (Special.)
Nearly every farmer is feeding cattle this
winter, but It seems to be the wrong year
to be engaging it the business., One man
said as he waa loading his steers for Chi
cago jnarke.s that he expected to drop
Receive Plenty ot Coal.
' TYNDALL. S. D.. Jan. 25. (Special.) A
supply of coal waa received last -week and
there is no coal famine here.
FORECAST OF- THE WEATHER
Rala Promised to Besprinkle West
Today and Tomorrow, and Cold
Spell la Likely.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. Forecast:
For Nebraska and Kansas Sain and
colder Monday. Tuesday, fair.
For Missouri Fair in east, rain in west
portion Monday. Tuesday, fair in west,
rata In east portion; colder.
For Illinois Fair and warmer Monday.
Tuesday, rain and colder;- fresh to brisk
south winds, tiecomlng variable west.
For Norti Dakota Snow and much colder
Monday, .with a coU wave In northwest
portion. - Tuesday, fair.
For South Dakota Snow or rain and
colder Monday. TuesCay, fair.
For MontanaFair in west, snow In east
portion Monday; colder, with a cold wave
at Havre. Tuesday, fair.
For Colorado and Wyoming Snow and
colder Monday. Tuesday, fair, except snow
in ths mountain district.
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU.
OMAHA. Jan. 26. Official record of tem
perature and iirtclpltatlun compared with
ths corresponding day of the last tiuet
19S3. 19TI. 1901. 180A
Maximum temperature.... 4i 21 34 24
Minimum temperature.,.. 27 6 is 9
Mean temperature ! II J! 1!
Precipitation 0) .28 .Oil .00
Heccrd of temperature and precipitation
at Omaha for this day und since March 1,
Normal temperature 23
Excess for the day is
Total excess since March 1 335
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
Lftctency for the day Inch
Total rainfall ulin-e Marh 1 29.68 Inches
Deficiency sines March 1, 19"t.... 1.10 inches
Iiertciency for cor. period. 1!2.... i. us Inches
Deficiency for cor. period. lHul a inch
Reports Irons Stations at T P. M.
CONDITION OF THE
43! 4St ,K)
41 hl .
i 5" .'10
42 54: .0u
84' M .01
!"4! 34' .ft)
It . j .00
2" 3J' T
4 4rt' .
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SJ 3JI .!
4-1 4 .
V 8-I T
l i.;l T
S 41, T
&0i 6V .00
, North Platte, part'cloudy!
' W llllston, clear
j J''.; c';,",;y
; Ju 'rl;iv
, Davenport, cloudy
i Kanktt City, clear
T indicates trace of precloltatlon.
Local forecast omclaL
PLEASES THE GUARDSMEN
Passive of Disk Bill Will Enable Them to
Becnre Modern Equipment.
ONE REGIMENT IS TO GO TO FORT RILEY
Part of Ralldlnats of Coal Company
Dora-Jen Engineering Hall at
Iowa State College Is
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
tES MOINES. Jan. 25. (Special.) The
passage of the Dick bill In congress for the
reorganization of the State guards and
placing the militia organization In closer
touch with the regular army. Is something
which has been long desired by the guards
men of Iowa. Adjutant General Byers of
the Iowa state militia has been in Wash
ington some tlms working to secure the
final passage of the bill. He secured ths
support of the entire Iowa delegation and
was present when the president signed the
bill. General Byers wrote back that the
ordnance department la ready to fulfill Its
part of the work under the bill and to sup
ply the regular army guns for the Iowa
guard at once. Accordingly Governor Cum
mins at mice Issued a requisition on the
secretary of war tor arms and ammunition
for the four regiments of the Iowa National
Guard. He ordered 2,200 of the magazine
rifles, of the Krag-Jorgensen pattern, with
bayonets and other things, and 100,000 cart
ridges. As soon as these are received the
old Springflelds In use by the four regi
ments will be sent back to Washington
and every company in Iowa will have tho
modern guns. Arrangements will soon be
made for sending one regiment to camp
with the regulars next summer at Fort
Illley, Kansas. There will be considerable
rivalry among the guardsmen as to who
shall go to this camp. It Is believed In
Iowa that the new law will greatly increase
the Interest In the guard among the mem
bers. Delegates to Road Convention.
Governor Cummins has named delegates
to the International road convention called
I fnw n.t.nU wtiuM tha la n hn .vnn .ral
. , . f
uiscussion oi piana ior me oeiicrraeiii ot
American nignways. i ne iouowing are me
delegates named: Milton Remley, Iowa
City; Henry Wallace, JJee Moines; Allan
Dawson, Des Moines; Herman Granner,
Hubbard; W. H. Stafford, Blalrsburg;
Thomas Adams, Lenox; D. W. Norrls, Jr.,
Marshalltown; Al Power, Bloomfleld; Ed
Kunz, Wesley; Judge E. H. Thayer, Clin
ton; George W. Ball, Fairfield; E. D. Chaa
sell, LeMars; H. E. SUnberry. Mason City;
W. G. Dows, Cedar Rapids; George R.
Eetabrook, Marshalltown; Harry E. Hull,
Fire at , a Coal Mine,
A part of the building at the Des Moines
Coal company's mine at Marqulsvllle, a
short distance out ot Des Moines, were
burned last night. The fire started with
an explosion in the weigh house, which im
mediately threw everyone out and spread
to all the buildings. The elevator and
blacksmith ahop were burned, but the en
glne house and the valuable machinery
were saved. A hundred tons of coal were
burned. The loss was about $10,000, fully
Insured. The entire output of the mine
goes regularly to the, Chicago . North-
weatern railroad.- The works will be re'
built in about three weeks and in the
meantime 850 miners will be without work.
Engineering Hall Is Ready.
The new engineering hall of the Iowa
State college, which has been in process ot
construction for the last two years, has
Just been completed and will be thrown
open for the use of the students In all the
engineering departments Monday morning.
The cost of the building, including fur
nlshings, is $215,000, the furniture costing
$30,000. The value of the engineering
equipment is $60,000. The building Is 208
feet long and 100 feet wide, four stories and
Trouble Over Land Title.
The committee in charge of securing the
site for the new Des Moines postoftlce Is
having much grief. The ' land titles aro
found to be Imperfect and the government
will Insist on all the titles being In strict
accordance with law. In one case an un
satisfied mortgage was found running back
to the early days of the state and there
Is no direct way of having thla remedied.
It has not been the custom here to record
all papers relating to land titles, aa con
templated by law, and this deficiency will
have to be corrected by retting at tb
court files and completing the records be
fore the government will accept the land.
This will cause some delay In getting the
LEGISLATURE MAKING RECORD
Accomplishes More In Early Part of
Session Than Any of Its
PIERRE, S. D., Jan. 25. (Special.) The
session of two years ago up to the sixteenth
day, when the adjournment of thla session
was taken, had passed but one law. Up
to the recess ten senate bills and one sen
ate Joint resolution had been passed and
filed with the proper senate officers, while
three house bills and one house Joint reso
lution had gone through the mill and were
completed, making a total ot thirteen laws
and two Joint resolutions for the completed
The senate bills passed were No. 2, pro
viding for holding terms of court at other
than county seat towns; No. 7, ceding Jur
isdiction to the United States over certain
lands at Hot Springs for the purpose of a
national soldiers' home; No. 22, aettlng
aside $3,000 for the expense of litigation
ot the state land department, and Nos. 11,
12, 13, 17. 18, 19 and 20, the laws putting
the revised code Into effect. The resolu
tion, being No. 1, providing for resub
mission of the question ot capital location.
The house bills which have become lawa
are No. 32, appropriating money for the
per diem and mileage' of the members and
employea of the two houses of the legisla
ture; No. 10, fixing terma of court In the
Fourth Judicial circuit, and No. 9, carry
ing out the provisions of the constitutional
amendmert making 6 per cent the rate of
Interest on school fund loans. The Joint
resolution was No. 2. providing for the pub
lication and distribution ot legislative
manuals and handbooks.
The house has been slower in the in
troduction of bills than it was two years
ago, the total up to date being ninety-three
bills and four Joint resolutions, while at
the same date two years ago ill bills and
three Joint resolutions had been presented.
Up to adjournment eighty-seven bills and
four Joint resolutions had been preaented
in the senate, while at the same date two
years ago aeventy-four bills and six reso
luutions had gone in.
The total of bills for special appropria
tions co far Introduced amounts to $614,.
309.24. with several of the different insti
tutions of the state not asking for anything
and the desires of the state militia yet
to be made known.
. Many of the appropriation bUU axe In
duplicate, and with these cut out the total
asked for are: House bills, No. 8, $50,000
for a state exhibit at St. Louis; No. 23,
$2,500 to purchase the Rlgg collection of
birds and animals of South Dakota; No.
28, $50,000 for an armory at Huron, No.
43, $15,000 for a building at the blind
asylum at Gary; No. 61. $4,490.28 deflclen-
clea at Aberdeen Normal; No. 64, $84,800 for
buildings at the Northern hospital for the
insane at Redfield; No. 68, $25,000 for
building at the School ot Mines, Rapid
City; No. 58, $30,000 for building at Spring
field Normal; No. 59, $815 to reimburse
Oliver Glbbs; No. 65, $484 8$ deficiency in
expense in account of governor's office; No.
67, $36,000 for bulldlnRS end land at Agri
cultural college, Brookings; No. 75, $24,-
000 for building at SprarfUh Normal; No.
82. $55,000 for building at Aberdeen Nor
mal; No. 91, $8,000 for deficiency at State
university. To be added to this as special
appropriation Is $4,noo appropriated for per
diem and mileage of members and em
ployes. Bills In the senate nnt duplicates are:
No. 10, $6,500 for deficiencies In the ex
penses of the code; No. 22, $3,000 school
fund litigation; No. 35. $10,000 state fair
deficiency; No. 62, $219.13 deficiency sal
ary of ortjutant general; No. 72, $30,000 de
ficiency in wolf bounty; No. 74. $5,000 for
silver service for cruiser South Dakota.
This makes a total ot $674,309.24, and as
a bill which should properly go into the
general appropriations art for $120,000 at
Brookings Is in, the total at present It
Indian Attempts to Kill Himself.
DEADWOOD, S. D., Jan. 25. (Special.)
John Greenwood, a full-blooded Indian
from the Rosebud reservation, confined In
the Deadwood Jail, attempted to commit
suicide. Rendered despondent at the con
templation of a period of confinement, he
leaped from the top of the cage la the
Jail, striking the floor ten feet below on
his head, sustaining painful though not
serious Injury. The Jailer prevented his
repeating the Jump, and the Indian then
began trying to gouge his own eyes out
with a button hook, explaining his ac
tion by saying that he could not see well.
It appears that his eyesight Is defective.
The county physician attended him, and he
has been placed In a closed cell, care
being taken to remove all Instruments with
which he might Inflict self punishment.
Itot the Men Wanted.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Jan. 25. (Special.)
The two men known as "Fort Dodge Bob"
and "Red Tobln," who were brought to
Sioux Falls a few daya ago by Deputy
United States Marshal Carleton on sus
picion of being William Morris and Jainra
Riley, who escaped-from the Tyndall Jail
after being arrested for robbing the post
office at Dalesburg, Clay county, In Decem
ber, 1899, are probably not the men wanted.
This was developed during an examination
of the two men before United States Com
missioner Conway. The prisoners virtually
succeeded In proving that they were not
Morris and Riley. They will be held a short
time longer for inspection by a postofflce
Inspector, when, If nothing new develops,
they will be given their freedom.
Ponltry Show Promisee Well.
' SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Jan. 25. (Special.)
F. K. Pruner, secretary of the Queen City
Poultry association, whose first annual show
will be held in this city January 27 to $1,
states that the demand which la being made
on him for entry blanks Is beyond all ex
pectations. These requests for blanks come
from Ohio, Michigan, , Indiana, Kentucky,
Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, . Missouri, Ne
braska, Wisconsin, Kansas, and from as
far away as Texas. Most of the handsome
loving cups which will " be awarded as
prizes at the coming ' poultry show have
been placed on exhibition" In this city and
are attracting considerable attention.
PUBLISH BRIGHTON WEIGHTS
Officials Issue Particulars of Race
for Famous Ilandt
' cap. '
NEW YORK. Jan. 25. The following
weights for the Brighton handicap were
Qa4 Heels, 127; Hermia. 127; Advance
Guar.., K4; Blues, 122; Hyphen. 120; Colonel
Bin, jzi; i-nnce or Melbourne 17; Herbert,
118; Masterman, 118; Pentecost, 116; Som
brero, 119; Good Morning, 115: Cunard, 114;
Articulate, 114; Konnlbert, 113; Waterbov,
112; Francisco, 112; Heno, 112; Desanet, 111;
Igniter, 111; Royal. 110; Corrigan. Ill; In
ventor, m; ianiator, uu; j-jagie Plug. 112;
Washlft, lOfi; Arsenal, 107; lloehampton,
107; Glen Water, 106; Bessie Spahr. 117;
Horonster, 1(16; Disadvantage, 106; Onatas,
101; Grey Friar, )H2; River Pirate, 101; For
tuna. 106; City Bank, 112; Huntressa, !I9;
Golden Maxim, W); Charles Elwood, 1IK);
Africander, 1U0; Americano, 99; Andy Wil
liams, 100; Northern Star, b8; Red Eagle, 99;
Eugenia Burch, Sti; April Shower, 96;
Sambo,1 95; Tom Kinney, 96; Merry Acrobat,
95; Connecticut, 94; Marque, 100; Dauphin,
96; Allan, 91; Wild Pirate, 92; Rlgodon, 93;
Sadie 8., 89; Bon Mclean, i; Flo Carllne.
92; Great American, 90; Daly, 86; Rightful,
96; Com Paul, 106.
HORSES WIN NICE FORTUNE
Jennlna Company Nets Over li.'VMM)
on San Francisco Raee
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 25. The chief
event at Oakland this week Is to be the
California Oaks, for 3-year-old fillies, at a
mile and a furlong. It will be run on Sun
day and a fine Held Is assured. Among
the ellglbles are (iravlna, Gavlota, Dalntv
Honlton, Sylvia Talbot, Ballroom Belle and
Nlgrette. The prospecta are that the track
will be muddy early in the week.
W. B. Jennings & Co. passed the $20,ooo
mark on Saturday, when Elliott took the
Lazzot handicap and Tacolaw annexed the
2-year-old event. The firm ras a big lead
over the other owners, rvlth $26,215 to their
crerilt. Green B. Morris is now credited
with $9,320. Burns & Waterhouse are still
third with $7,605, and through the victories
of Princess Tltanla. John Mlllln has ad
vanced to fourth place, with to.(66.
During sixty-one days the New California
Jockey club dlatrihuted $11.874 In stakes
and purses. Twenty-nine owners have won
sums in excess of I2.UU0, while flfty-tlve
have taken over $1,000.
NEW BALL LEAGUE FORMED
Chlcaaro Joins with 'her Wlseonstn
and Illinois Towns to Help
. CHICAGO. Jan. 25 At a meeting here
today managers of star semi-professional
base ball teams of Chicago and nearly
towns organized what will be known aa
the Interstate base ball league. Towns In
Wisconsin and Illinois, with five of the
clubs to be located In Chicago, will make
up the circuit.
A temporary organization was formed at
the meeting and the names of the clubs
and towns to comprise the circuit an
nounced. The five clubs to make Chicago
thtlr home are the Spaldings. Ounthers,
Marquette, Athletes and fie Strangers.
The out of town clubs will be Elgin,
Aurora and Sycamore of Illinois and the
Kenosha and Keclne ot Wisconsin.
Hyaa to Meet Fltsslmmons.
HOT SPRINGS. Ark., Jan. 25. Tommy
Ryan, the champion middleweight, who ar
rived here today, received a telegram from
Jack Herman, manager of the Fort Erie
Athletic club at Buffalo, asking him if he
would fight Fltsslmmons (here for a purse
of $i.0uu. Rysn replied thac he would If
FttxMlmmona would train dcw tn the mid
loam Palls to Have Ball Team.
BIOUX FALI.S. 8. D.. Jan. 25 -Special.)
It ia probable tnat local base ball en
thusiasts will hold a meeting during ths
ruining week for the purpuae of taking tho
preliminary steps toward the organization
of a strong base ball club for the coming
season. Applications are being received
daily from players who deal l e positions On
the Sioux, Falls team this scasou.
JOY IS FOR A STRONG NAVY
Introduces. Bill Authorising the Construc
tion of Twentj-FiT8 Battleships.
OFFICERS DOUBT WISDOM OF THE PLAN
While They, Favor a atronar Kavy,
Prosrresa la Ship Balldlusr Makes
It Inexpedient to Balld
Bo Many Son,
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. (Special.) Few
legislative measures relating to the navy
have attracted so much attention or caused
so much comment among officers of the
service as Representative Joy's resolution
for the construction ot twenty-five battle
ships. As with all matters ot Intense Impor
tance to the navy, there Is a heslthy dif
ference of opinion aa to the merits, ot Mr.
Joy's proposition. Not that any naval offi
cer is opposed to a large augmentation of
the Beet; on the contrary, there Is a cor
dial unanimity of feeling In that connec
tion. The difference applies only to the
methods of lncreaae. The best minds ot
the service have been studying this ques
tion of advancement for many years and
much sound knowledge has been gained and
with it, naturally, various vlewa have been
formed which are not identical in some im
portant particulars. Borne ot the most
thoughtful and accomplished navy meu,
who have studied the matter from a pa
triotic and utilitarian standpoint as well
as that of physical ability to produce, are
of the opinion that the adoption of a com
prehensive naval building program extend
ing over a long period of years, would
be a mistake. They hold that Impovements
are being constantly made in war vessels
on account of experience with those al
ready constructed and that It would be a
grave error to undertake to build a great
number ot ships on plana prepared now,
when the probability is that before they
are completed naval architecture would
progress to such an extent that new typea
for naval craft would be required to keep
pace with fleets ot other powers.
There are seven private shlp-bulldlng
plants now able to build armor-clads; six
of them have such vessels on the stocks
under contract for the Navy department.
Then there are four government navy yards
which can build ships, one of them being
already fully equipped for the construc
tion of the giant Connecticut and the other
three need only some extra apparatus to
enable them to do the work. This makes I
a total of eleven plants and while some
of them would be pushed to 'their utmost
capacity to construct two battleships
each, and others are overcrowded with gov
ernment work, there is a feeling among
a number of naval officers that they would
rise to the occasion and If the building
program suggested by Mr. Joy were
spread over eight or even six years It
would be completed to the satisfaction of
the naval authorities.
Believe We Moat Flarht.
' There is a strong feeling among naval
men, and It Is very general, that the time
is approaching when the United States
must be prepared to fight for its trade
rights and the maintenance of the Monroe
doctrine. Certainly all the preparations
for war that is being made by the army
and navy has tthat expectation in view,
although the more conservative officers of
the. government refuse to tolerate the idea
that there la danger of a hostile conflict
with any European power. Mr. .Joy,. In
explaining the reason for hla radical meas
ure,' said that its only purpose was to
provide a fleet sufficient to insure reBpect
for the consistent American policy of pre
venting the acquisition of territory in this
hemisphere by non-American natlora. If
Mr. Joy would talk, as he has presumably
done, with army and navy officers, he
would find there is a grcwlng opinion
throughout both services rapidly crystalliz
ing into conviction that something must
be done by this government to keep pace
with the wonderful strldea toward the
perfection of a powerful fleet that are
being made by European states, whose
every move is watched by military ex
perts' in America with eyes of suspicion.
Curiously enough, It Is almost generally
believed In military and naval circles that
this augmentation la directed mainly
toward the United 8tates. Whether there
Is Just cause for thla feeling Is a matter
of opinion, but some of the foremost au
thorities on sea power maintain that the
only safe policy to pursue Is to begin now
to make rapid advancea toward tho forma
tion of a powerful fleet. In that. It is held,
lies the best assurance of peace.
Spoils a Traarlo Scene.
Judge Daniel H. McMillan of the su
preme court of New Mexico has been In
the city for several days. Judge McMillan,
before he went to. the southwest, waa for
many years a resident of Buffalo, N. T.
He sat in the lobby ot the New Wlllard
among a number of old friends, when
reminiscences of Buffalo came up. "I
noticed recently," be said, "that John H.
Meech of the old Buffalo Academy of Music
passed over. His death recalled to my
mind a very funny Incident which occurred
in the old theater which he managed away
back in the '70s.
"In those days it was the custom tor
the students of the medical department
of the University of Buffalo to go to the
theater in a body every Friday night. They
always bought admissions for the gallery
and It was very unhealthy for one ot their
colleagues to be seen In the body of tho
house. One of the students at the college,
on the occaaion to which I refer, waa a
little wry-necked fellow riaroedv Pomeroy,
from the territory of Dakota. He bad
never attended a theaterlcal performance
before, but he demonstrated very dearly
that night that he had a keen sense of
the dramatic possibilities ot a Shakeapear
"The play was 'Romeo and Juliet' and
the star part waa assigned to that great ac
tress, Modjeska, whose portrayal of Juliet
has seldom been excelled. In the potion
scene Juliet appears with a small phial
containing a deadly poison in her hands.
After reciting her lines the actress draws
the cork from the phial and swallows the
contents. On tbs occasion, Just as Mod
jeska seized the cork with her thumb and
forefinger, Pomeroy stuck the forefinger of
his right hand In his cheek. As the cork
left the phial he let that forefinger slip out.
It made a sound like a pistol shot. The
audience, dsied for a second, 'caught on'
almost instantly, and forgetting the actress
anj the play, they turned every one of
them and looking up Into the gallery, let
off a storm of applause.
"The Countess Bozenta was furious. She
threw the phial across the stage and
stalked off. The curtain was instantly
dropped and inside five minutes the Meech
brothers, three or four deteoilves and all
the ushers were frantically rushing up
stairs. Approaching the doorkeeper ot the
gallery Mr. Meech shouted, 'Where is be?
Where is he?' 'Where's who?' asked the
doorkeeper. 'Where's the fellow who
popped the corkr angrily asked Meech.
" 'Oh, him!' said the ungrammatlcal door
keeper, stolidly, pointing down to the front
rows. 'There he is. There's sixty of him!
"It was tsn minutes before Madame Mod
Jeaka could be Induced to reappear. She
began the scene all ovsr again, and you
could hear th heartbeats ot your next
neighbor, ao still and silent was the au
dience. But I fear that at least half of
them failed to appreciate the beaut lee of
the scene and the rendition of Juliet's part
by that magnificent actress because they
were momentarily expecting to hear that
cork fly out again. At least 1 know that
I expected to hear It every moment."
I.aeey Is Itliservanl.
Congressman Lacey of Iowa during the
Christmas holidays paid a visit to Florida
and aa he is one of the most observant
men In congress, seeing things that other
people would not toe, ho had ocrssion the
other day to tell some interesting reminis
cences of his recent visit to the Peninsula
state. When the army appropriation bill
waa under consideration Major Lacey In
quired of the chairman of tho committee
on military affairs what arrangements there
were In the bill for the supplying of flag
staffs for the various fortifications of tho
army where tho same had been accidentally
destroyed, and In connection with his In
quiry he said what was news to nine
tenths of tho members of the house of rep
resentatives, that the American f1"g was
r.ot flying from Fort Sumtrr. All tho peo- 1
pie In that vicinity would rejoice to see i
that flag there now, and they ought to have
an opportunity of seeing It. and visitors to
the fort ought to have the same oppor
tunity. Incidental to this statement he said
that tho flagstaff had been destroyed by u ,
cyclone, and had never been replaced. He
said it might be regarded as a sentimental
matter, but there should be somo pro
vision to supply deficiencies of that kind.
Chairman HUH In reply to Major Lncey
stated that the destruction of the flag
staff was purely accidental and that tho
flagstaff upon Fort Sumter could be Imme
diately replaced If the commandant at the
fort would call the attention of the depart
ment to Its absence and the reasons for the
PENSIONS FOR WESTERNERS;
Survivors of the Wars (.eneronsly
Remembered by the tleneral j
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. (Special.) The
following pensions have been granted:
Issue of January 7:
Nebraska: Increase, Reissue, Ktc An
drew J. I'hler, llencdlct, VS; Harmon Kvans,
Wakefield, is. I
Iowa: Original Addison Jefferson, Ol
weln, 8: Kdward Daley, ltubuque, JS. In
crease, Kelssne, Ktc David S. Hedcl, Bloux
City, $10; Edwin W. Hen Id (war with
Sialn, Hawarden, 117. Widows, Minor
nnd Dependent Relatives Caroline 1 (Irln- .
nell, Cirinnvll, JS; Elizabeth Bottom. Dubu
que, 12; Kmma V. Littler, Grlswold, i.
South Dakota: Increase, Helaeue, Etc.
Jacob Schutx. Vale, $10.
Issue of January 8:
Nebraska: Original Ablshla Panders,
Kearney, : John Welghtmiin, Lincoln, $12.
Increase, Reissue, Etc. Edward M. Wil
cox. Omaha, $12. Widows. Minors nnd De
pendent Relatives Ella C. Weythman, Mil
Iowa: Orlelnal Jonathan I Moss, Keo
kuk, $6; Sumner E. Mlcham, Cherokee, $.
Increase, Reissue, Etc. Horace A. Irudaon,
Des Moines. J12; tillnert w. Jenree, lon,
$12; Robert M. Hlack, Adel, $t. Widows,
Minors and Henendent Relatives Elisa
beth Moon, Columbia, $12; Adella Chene
vert Clinton, $X.
Issue of January 9:
Nebraska: Widows, Minors and Depend
ent Relatives Matilda Uanlamler, acrlb
ner, $8; Elvira F. Flock. York, $S.
Iowa: Original John M. ntephens, Itoono.
$S. Increase. Relsaue, Etc. George W.
Backrlder, Mnquoketa, $8. Widows, Minors
and Dependent Relatives Sarah Ireland,
South Dakota: increase, ueissue. Etc.
John W. Hurry. Madison, $) Peter J.
Saxer, Cavour, t. v mows. Minors ana
Dependent Relatives aiary ivorgara, can
ton. $12; Margaret A. BrocKway, Mitchell,
Heals aa tty Mnele
If a pain, sore, wound, burn, scald, cut or
piles distress you, Bucklen'a Arnica Salve
will cure it or, no pay. 25o. For sale by
Capital, nopOOO. Reference,
028 Canal St., Kew Orleans, La,
two Tears 1 M if 'JifY?.') s.trBW.r,
0: lo B, UOIla ".
Again We Made a Sefisaiiojial Coup at
A $20 Flat Bet on Our 3 Selected Daily Plays Won $270
Past Two Days for Every One of Our Followers.
Our Three-Horse Play Saturday was:
Scotch Plaid. 10 to 1, won. Stroche,
8 to 10, lost Jessi Jarboe, 10 to 1,
' lost. Net profit on $20 bet on each of above
three horses, after deducting all losses, $160.
Our Three-Horse Piny Friday was:
If You Dare, 13 to 2, won. Mauser,
5 to 1, second. Flaneur, withdrawn.
Net profit of $20 bet on each of above
three hordes, after deducting all losses, $110.
Our three-horse wire is gettin
and scored heavily. In two days w
3u bettor. If you want to partlcl
coupa that have ever electiilted t
winners at once. Thla Is our seas
ton at 60 to 1 at New Orleana abou
to announce we have no lens than f
now. Our dockers have timed eve
have a most accurate line on ever
never had such a number of secre
aa now and the outlook waa neve
WE HANDLE YOUR COMMISSIONS.
To obvUta leaki ow th vlr, iid to prvvout anyone from thwartipf our planned dally
eoupa, we are ouraelvta placing, through the furmot bookmaker of the country, Mr. bol
L4clitntelnt alt of the tnouey our client ekger on our eulectluna.
Nothing I couimunlcAltd over the wire by ua before the rate tn our euhaciibera. As ft
symbol of good faith, however, the day' aelectloaa are placsxl in a eealed envelope, addreaaed ta
each aubscrlber, and put In the mall at the New orlaana (tenerml PoatuftVe at 1 p. m dally. We
guarantee that ne horee will be played lor may client, icpt the name of that horee haa been
mailed to him In an envelope baarlng the New Orleana postmark not later than S p. m of the
day the races are run. After the rat'ea are run N Orirana client ran learn at our New Or
loan office the name a of the horaea Mr. LU-hUneUtn ha imma Inairurted to play. New York
cili-nta can learn at our New York offli-e, and out-of-town client will receive the new by tele
graph. If they o order all telrgrame at coat ot euherrlber. In addition, we undertake to place
In the nanria of the editor of the New Orleans ITEM before the race the aelerttona the money
will be played on, and alao to advert! next morning the nam of the h urate In the New York
DAILY A ME Kit A. which la the recogulzed racing authority of the country.
For the aerurlty of peraona to whom our fame and financial standing are unknown, and whe
wlab to follow ua at New Orleana, the Maalm t Uay Co. refers to the Btate National Ii.uk of
New Orleans and turfmen generally.
The fee for our three horae wire la 1 10 weekly. Mr. Hoi LUhteneteUi'a charg'S for plartng
your money at the trark are ft per cent of the weekly winning. 8 1 element are mailed
you weekly, with i-hek for any profits. Accouata accepted aubject to withdrawal by you on tel
egraphic notice to that effw-t. Official eloelng odd, aa publlahed In th New York LA1LV
AaiKKlCA, the recogulzed racing authority of the Kast, are guaranteed
The following are the mini mum sums that axe accepted for betting;
For s IS dally play oa each horee U
For a 110 dally play oa each horee
For a 120 dally play on each horee fUu
For a iQ dally play on each horee lo
For 160 dally ptay on each horee t.ttjo
For a liuo dally play on each buret fceoo
For larger sums In proportion. On week's Information fee of 110 must accompany all bet
ting account a.
Remit direct to the Maxim ft Gay Company, tit Canal Street, New Orleana. All amount
received by the Maxim ex (iay Co. will be played at the track by Mr. ftol Llrhtenatetn or eome
other agent of 'he Maxim aV Gar Co., aad the Maxim w (iay u will make all account. nga di
rect to It client. The Maxim m Gay Co- aaaumea all responsibility for a proper execution1 of
Ua client ordera.
Our frlenda are cautioned agaloat eeodlng money through ths malls without registering.
Ho, checks tcepted. uuleaa certified.
Always tho Samo
The Pride of Milwaukea
Bend Postal Card for New Brochure
which tells why
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BLATZ MALT-VI VINE
TONIC FOR THE WEAK
All Druggists or Direct
VAL BLATZ BREWING CO.. Mllwiukea
1411 Doaatlae St. Tel. tOHl.
In all DISEASES
12 years of feuo
ceatful practloo la
ARIGOCELE HYDROCELE and
ILLd Ium ot tlms sMrot to "
you or luonltr lfund4.
CVDUII IC 'or4 ,or "' ""a th re,m
OlrlilLld tbcrvustilr clMnard from u
nuttn. Hcod wrtrr ln "1 srmploia ilppr
ompllr and tor.w. No "BKHKINO WT"
tk alM en th stiln or t. Trtm contains
So n rou drugs or Injurious mMlclnw.
tAfClV IICM from limi or VICTIMS TO
HAt'bTlUN, WASTING WfcAKNBKH. with SARLT
tBl AT in VOl'NO nd MlDULB AUKOi lack ot Tin.
lsor ana tronstn, UA organs imsalrod ana wonlu
5 I Kill I lint "- " Ui. ao dotonilo
from butlneon. . , .
tuk. Burning Urln.. rrwjo.ncr o rlnili, Ulino
Sis Color" or with milky 4lit ea M4lns
Consultation Free. Treatment ly Mail.
Call or address, IIO . 14B "t.
DR. SEARLES & SEARLES.
Treats all forma of
IT Tears Expartenca,
17 Years In Omaha.
Hla remarkable auo
resa has never been
equaled end every day brings many flatter
lug reporta oi ine souu u
relief he haa given.
Hot Springs Treatmsnl for Syphilis
And all Blood Poisons. NO "BREAKING
OUT" on the ekin or face and all external
signs of the dlaeaae disappear at once.
BLOOD DISEASE ot:i115 C"
oilU iu.uuJ rvmn
Uidi, uuua.i.uia. uisch&rges, Ulrloiurs,
Uietsl. Kidney ana Uladder Ulao. liy-
WUICK CURES-LOW CHARGES.
Troauuoat by maOl. P. O. liox 76. Office
aver Hit A. Mlb street, between Farnaia aadl
XMUaiaa sUssta, VMaHtV MUtt.
State Mat'l Dnnk of New Orleans.
2 SO Broadway, New VsrlC
the money In chunks. Again we scored,
have earned dividend of J270 for every
In a series of the most senaallonul
he turf world, you must Join our army of
on of harvest. We put over I'hilma. I'm.
t this time last year and we are at liberty
our of the I'hilma Paxton variety tn brew
ry horse In training at New Orleans and
horse on tho ground. Ilesides, we have
sources of Information at our command
better for a brilliantly sjcccaeful cam-
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