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TIT I OMATTA DAT TjY DEK: SATURDAY, JAN" IT A TIT M. 1003.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
'Coroner1! Jury Returns Verdict of Suicide in
Randall f mier Cue.
STREET SQUATTERS CANNOT GET TITLE
JHce Offlwn on Sharp I.ookot for
Bank Robbers l.a Smallpox Pa
tient leaves Hospital
Magic City Gossip.
An Inquest was held yesterday afternoon
over the remains of Randall Frailer, and
the Jury, after bearing the evidence, re
turned a yerdlct of suicide. Arrangements
are being made with Undertaker Brewer
for the removal of the remains to Wayne,
Neb., for Interment. Frailer, It appears
from the testimony, had been despondent
for some time and lack of funds to meet
Mm n Ins; expenses worried him greatly. On
the afternoon of the affair Frailer called
l at bis barber shop and secured possession
' of his cup and brush, saying that he was
(going r.jr. He, then stepped Into a saloon
and paid a bill amounting to 35 cents and
'stated there that he was going away. 8ev
ral other little, accounts were settled and
I then Frailer purchased a bottle of car
ibollc acid and went home and drank the
(contents of the vial.
Years ago the deceased was one of the
(test known cattle men In the state and was
considered well fixed. Through speculation
he lost the money he had made and saved.
Aside from Insurances In a couple of lodges,
he left his family practically without
funds. Frailer was a member of the
Woodmen and the Workmen at Wayno,
Neb., and It Is at the request of the mem
bers of these lodges that the remains will
be sent to Wayne for Interment.
There was little testimony of Importance
introduced at the Inquest, as the corener
from the start understood that death had
'been caused by the taking of carbolic acid.
i (snaot (rears Title
City Attorney Murdock has declared that
;he proposes to go after squatters at once,
or at lea, as soon as the weather will
permit of squatters moving without Injury
ta the health of families. A statemen. wss
made In The Bee a day or two ago to the
effect that those living on streets or alleys
for a period of ten years or more would
acquire title to the ground. This was ths
law the former city attorneys worked
tinder, but It now appears that by an act
of the legislature of two years ago title
cannot be acquired on any dedicated street
or alley by squatters. Such title may bj
acquired by the consent of the mayor and
city council, but not by adverse possession.
This places the matter In an entirely dif
ferent light and the only thing that can he
done now will be to pro ahead and demand
leases from those who now occupy city
property. An effort will be made to have
the engineer and the city attorney go over
tbla matter together In order that the mat
ter may be straightened out, with the least
expense possible to the city.
Looklntc for ft an peels.
The South Omaha police are on the look
tout for bank robbers Just now. It has
1 been rumored In police circle that the
gang' operating. In this vicinity Is making
a harbdr of South Omaha Lnd that when a
trick Is turned they make a run for cover
here. Chief Brlgga Is having a special
watch Jcept and all auspicious characters
are ' being put through an examination.
There seems to be no fear of any of the
South Omaha banks being robbed, as the
I system of protection appears to be perfect,
'but the chief has detailed special officers
I to look out for suspicious characters bere.
j1. 'No Smallpox Here.
1 Yesterday Dr. Sapp, the city physician,
discharged the third patient at the Emer
gency hospital and now the city is free
.from smallpox. The Isolation of the three
cases reported here so far this winter has,
It is stated, tended to decrease J he num
ber of cases. Every effort is being made
by the health department to prevent tho
sending of cases from other points to this
city. While last year at thla time the city
had several hundred caaes, the number has
fallen so low this yoar that hardly any
comment Is made. 80 far the city has been
enabled to get along with only a light ex
penditure as compared with one year and
two years ago. -
School Addition Completed.
At noon yesterday the two-room addition
to the Albright school was completed, and
tho work was turned over by the con
' tractors to the. school district. It is un
derstood that on Monday these rooms will
be occupied by pupils. While these two
rooms will help out the southeastern part
of the city, there Is still a demand for ad
dltlonal room. The proposed additional
room In the Brown park district will not
have to be rented now, but more room 1
still needed in the locality south of Q
Railroad Officials Visit.
Superintendent Baxter of the Union Fa
cine and a party of officials visited South
Omaha yesterday afternoon. The party
came- down, from Omaha In a private car,
and looked over the stock yards and some
of the packing plants. The visit of the
Union Pacific officials here revived the
tory of the construction of a viaduct
across the' tracks, but 11 was stated by
those who are In a position to know fhat
there was nothing of the kind in content
plation, just at this time at least.
For a long time the inemoera of the
First Presbyterian church have been petl
ttonlng for a new cross walk at Twenty
fifth and J streets. The wash of the bill
nd the travel north and south soon wears
cut a walk, and now a new one is badly
Heeded. The last walk was laid there when
Pr. Ensor was mayor, and It Is so far
gone that those attending church can
hardly find It, especially if the tempera
ture happens to be above the freettng point.
It is stated by those who claim to know
that the coat of a new walk will be slight,
and aa there is lumber on band now it
I f;:. Wt J2aT-d
will be but the work of an hour or two to
put In a new walk, and thus help out
those who attend this church.
Maale City finaalp.
Special revival services will be hld at
the Haptlct church on Sunday.
John Flynn Is ba k fmm Uncoln, where
he spent pome weeks at the sanitarium,
taking baths for rheumatism.
Jerry KltigtrsM wss on the streets yes
terday for the nrst time since his accident,
lie still carries one arm In a sling.
The young son of Mr. end Mrr El
Kohansky, Twenty-fourth and K streets. Is
rapidly recovering from a severe Illness.
Rev. James Wise will speak at the Young
Men's Christian association on Sunday
afternoon. Miss Jessie Carpenter will sing.
Some of the membra of the boys' depart
ment of the Young Men's Christian associa
tion will go to Lincoln today to visit the
places of Interest.
There will be a game of basket ball at
the focal Young Men s Christian association
rooms this evening between Omaha and
South Omaha teams.
The entertainment given by the postal
clerks at vM Fellows' hall last nlRht was
largely attended. There was an excellent
program rendered and then came an oyster
While the pavement on Twenty-fourth
atreet Is In a bad condition, there does not
seem to be any help for It at the present
time, as no money Is In sight for cleaning
or for making needed repairs.
RAMBO WANTS "LITTLE" GIRL
She Is Eleven Years Old and Weighs
Less Than Six Hundred
The very many warm and trusting
friends of I. W. Miner, in Omaha and
elsewhere, will find It exceedingly diffi
cult to countenance the charge of Joseph
Rambo of Council Bluffs that Mr. Miner
has "kidnaped" Mr. Rambo's daughter.
In the first place "Ike" Is a prominent
Elk, a well-known and respected cltlien
and entirely too old to attempt such capers.
In the second place, Mr. Rambo's daugh
ter happens to be "the Missouri fat girl,"
aged 11, weight 631, who was featured on
the Ak-Sar-Ben midway last fall, and tho
process of kidnaping would be almost as
difficult as the process of conjecturing
what the deuce any man would want to
try it for. In conclusion, it might be re
marked further that the spectacle of the
kind-hearted and none-too-stalwart; Mr.
Miner, gallavantlng over distant stales
wtth a girl whose Identification would be
as easy as the identification of the Mor
mon tabernacle, and whose charms can
scarcely be either material or evanescent,
is a picture quite beyond the conception
of the most imaginative. .
Mr. Rambo, who is a very small man,
called upon Chief Donahoe yesterday after
noon, and said he "had another Fat Crowe
case," adding that Mr. Miner had k'd
naped bis daughter.
The chief queried the man, and learned
that Mr. Miner and W. F. Oerke had en
tered into a contract with blm last Sep
tember, by the terms of which the girl was
to tour for exhibition purposes, the father
to receive a "rental" of $5 per day. Oerke
states that he has since gone before a
notary and withdrawn from the contract.
The last time the father heard from the
girl and Mr. Miner, he told the chief, was
about three weeks ago, when they were
showing in a tent at an Alabama resort.
Because he has not received any remit
tance since, nor heard further from them
be ' concludes the showman has kidnaped
Chief Donahoe told Mr. Rambo that as
he is resident in Council Bluffs and the
contract was made there, the case should
be handled on that , side of the river, but
advised blm to write the chief of police at
the town last heard from and get the ex
hibit located If possible; then take letters
of identification and go collect hia daugh
ter and bring her home.
FRATERNITY .MEN ORGANIZE
Omaha Members of Delta Tan Delta
Form Alomnl Asaocla.
The Omaha Alumni Association of Delta
Tau Delta was organlied last night. The
members of tho fraternity in the city met
at a dinner at the Millard hotel and elected
officers after the dinner, had .been served.
The association starts out with very bright
prospects, as there are thirty-five mem
bers In the city, and it la the ultimate
Intention to Include, the 200 members of
the fraternity that live In the state in the
The officers elected were: W. S. Sum.
mers, president; R. H, Mauley, secretary;
B. K. King, corresponding secretary, and
Clyde L. Babcock, treasurer. George L.
FUher was elected as delegate to the
western division conference to be held in
Chicago February 20-21. with, Hugh A.
Myers as alternate. The association exJ
pects to have . about ten members in at
tendance at the convention, which is the
first that they will have ever attended
as members of the association. -
BUILDING COMPANY APPEARS
Denies that Trnstee of W. R. Bennett
Company la Entitled to
The Bennett Building company, J. E.
Baum and C. W. Ralney have filed a re
turn to the petition In the case brought
by E. E. Hastings, trustee of tho W. R
Bennett company. In which he seeks tp ob
tain title to the building in which the
mercantile company is located.
In each case the respondents deny the
Jurisdiction of the court, setting up the
claim that the building company and the
mercantile company are distinct corpora
tions and that the bankruptcy of the mer
cantlle company does not Bring the build
Ing company into court; that the title of
the building company is perfect and ante
dates by many months the proceedings in
The response of Baum and Ralney re
cite the contract between the building com.
pany and Baum, by which he Is to be given
certain stock in case be affects a compro
mise with the creditors.
Stole sv Dummy.
Mickey Crall of Red Oak la., has evl
dently been a student of the Happy Hooll-
at tnc uottiing
- Thus guaranteeing the
absolute purity and genuineness
of every bottle of
Bottled In Bond
Every bottle sealed by ths United
States government and stamped with
Its age and date of bottling.
FOR SALE) ETESrWHCRI.
HOME FOLKS YOU LIKE ARE
the ones The Illustrated Boa
is after. Its coming number
will be full of faces thst are familiar
to you or to your neighbor, at least.
This paper is required to publish each
week a certain amount of matter of
a general nature, but it has never
lost sight of its Immediate clientele,
and the home folks always have the
preference. Carefully written maga
tlne articles, well illustrated from
llctures made from photographs by
expert engravers and perfectly
printed by expert pressmen, give tho
paper its tone In a general way, but
equally well prepared, beautifully
illustrated and perfectly printed local
articles Is what baa endeared it to ita
CHESTER I. LONG, tho newly elected
senator of the United States
from Kansas, la a western man In
every respect, and is already well
known to the west for his achieve
ments, not the least of which waa to
defeat Jerry Simpson for congress
twice. A splendid picture of Mr.
Long Is used for a frontispiece and a
short biographical sketch accompa
nies it in the coming number of The
COUNCIL BLLTFS PUBLIC LIBR ARY has
recently been the recipient of
a $70,000 donation from Andrew
Carnegie for the purpose of provid
ing a home for the institution. In a
well written article the story of the
library la told, and accompanying it
are excellent portraits of a number of
Council Bluffs people who have been
prominently connected with the
library work In that city.
BASKET BALL AS A WINTER GAME
FOR ATHLETES is the topic of a
discussion of the new sport from the
standpoint of a follower and ardent
admirer of the game. It is illus
trated from photographs of different
teams and flashlight pictures taken
by a staff photographer during the
progress of a game at the Y. M. C. A.
AMERICAN GOODS IN THE NETHER
LANDS is the title of the weekly
letter from Mr. Frank O. Carpenter,
in which he tells bow the Yankees
have followed the Dutch In their con
quest of Holland. Mr. Carpenter
gives some Interesting account of the
American industrial Invasion of the
land made sacred by William the
Silent. It la Illustrated from photo
graphs taken in Holland.
UNCLE SAM'S ADOPTED CHILDREN is
an article on the lift) of the
little ones during the days of deten
tion at Ellis island. New York harbor.
Something is told of the youngsters
who are to become citizens of . the
United Slates In time. They don't
differ much from our own boys and
girls, and are therefore Interesting.
Illustrations are from photographs
taken at Ellis island. .
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS who re
cently met in Omaha were pho
tographed by a staff artist; this is an
additional feature of the next num
ber, and there are other home folks
who have done something to get their
pictures in the paper. Not a depart
ment has been omitted, nor haa a
point been, overlooked. If you are
not now a subscriber, you should
leave your order with your news
gan pictures, but has not applied the moral
thereof to himself. . Last night he allowed
his iirtDetuoua kleutomMnfncnl . mlum tt
lead h m Into steal ng a dummy which stoid
in ironi or Hunger a pawn shop, 416 North
Sixteenth street. He did not want the
dummy, but an overcoat which was chained
on it. .Tarrying the dummy, and trvlng to
look aa thoush he didn't knnw It rVuii hA
gone two blueks, when he met Officer Lesch
and was arrested.
Vesta Chapter's MaU.
0 the Kastern Star, In Masonic temple lust
nllthr n Itinrniiahlu ....... .-..V.I ..
- c . ' ' ...... nift i.ij rnjunuic 1 u 1 1 1 1 1 u 1 1 ,
at which about rlfty couples danced until a
lute hour to the miwlc of Dlmmick's
orchestra. The dance urogram consisted of
waltzes and two-eteps, with the exception
of a flve-step and the lancers. Punch and
lltrtit refreshments were, served at a booth
iu the corner of the hall.' A committee con
sisting of John D. Howe. JU H. Bradley.
Luna M. Powell and Mrs. D. D. Moore were
responsible for the arrangements. MixMes
Nellie Schonlau, Cora Jack. Rose Wheeler
and .Maud Weeks and Mesdames O. 8.
i ucii, iuk r. nrown. u. j. Ayer aria r . A.
......... ...... .j w,r r u c i ami lion inailgf.
of I h. nnnr Krl t. HrnHlav nrt.il an ....... r
Crusade Against Cigarette Dealers.
It has been reported several times during
me lam lew aays tnat the antl-clgarettc
laws are being willfully violated bv certain
dialers In thin city, who persist In selling
tobacco to minors even after a warning
haH been given them not to do so. The
fmbllc school truant officer has been secur
ng evidence against such dealers and will
u.-k fur twelve warrants today and Mon
day. He began yetiu-rday by secur
ing a warrant for the arrest of William
Stein, who is charged with having sold
tobacco to minors from his store. Fortieth
and Hamilton streets.
Strike Breaker Hobbed.
Fred Wellen, a Vnlon Pacific shopman,
claims to be the loser of $40 which he says
was taken from under his pillow in the
simps hotel yesterday. He accuses Tom
Hope, a negro, who has been employed to
make up the beds in the hotel, and who
quit work yesterday afternoon. Wellen
put his roll under his pillow at night and
forgot to remove It in the morning. When
he remembered It in the evening it was
Held for I nvestlcatlon.
Louise Cohen, a negress, living at 1U5
Cupltol avenue, is held by the police for
Investigation. Utrt McDonald accuses her
' taking from him In Levl'a saloon at
Eleventh street and Capitol avenue.
Marrlaae I lernsrs.
Marriage licenses were issued yeeier-
Name and Address. Age.
William O McKelghan. Portsmouth, la.. 23
Grate K. M-rhun, Eldorado, Kan lit
Antony Warner, South Omaha 22
Karulu 11 art 4. South Omaha 18
Strikes at Their Root.
Many dangerous diseases begin In Im
pure blood. Electric Bitters purifloa the
blood and cures or no pay. Only SOc For
sal by Kuha 4 Co,
EARNINGS OF TI1E MISERS
Many Irs Able to Work Only a Fw Daji
During ths Tear.
OTHERS MAKE FAIRLY GOOD WAGES
Statement nbmltted Showing Ike
Workings of the DeneSt Fand
and the Sum that lias
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 30. With the ex
ception of the presentation of statistics
the operators closed their case before the
etiikrt commission today, and it Is eipected
the miners will begin calling evidence In
rebuttal on Monday. No session will be
The miners will take up three or four
days next week, after which the commis
sion will adjourn to the following Mon
day. Tho arguments will consume .the
greater part of the week beginning Feb
ruary 9. Up to date the commission has
heard 429 witnesses.
Heading; rtoharses "Witness.
It developed during the day that a Read
ing company's miner, who testified before
the commission at Scranton, had lost his
place in consequence, and the commission
exacted a promise that he should be rein
stated. This concession waa only secured,
however, after Judge Gray had expressed
the opinion that it was not right to de
prive a man of his position for testifying
before the commission.
The miner, J. P. Clarke, had been unex
pectedly summoned, and went to Scran
ton without first notifying hla foreman. On
the third day of his absence the foreman
filled his place, and afterward refused to
Adam Boyd of Shenandoah, a division
superintendent of the Philadelphia & Read
ing Iron and Coal company, was recalled
when the commission opened, and on cross
examination said the company would
rather let its miners drown tnan give rec
ognition to the union.
Jacob P. Jones of nttsvllle, paymaster
of the Reading company, presented a
statement showing the annual earning of
contract miners at the Reading com
pany's Bear Ridge, Good Springs, Kohlnoor,
Potts, Draper, Indian Ridge, Pres
ton No. 3, Richardson and Turkey Run col
lieries. Presents Wage Statement.
These were selected by the commission
from the thirty-seven collieries for the
purpose of arranging a wage statement.
The statement showed that twenty-four
men who worked an average of 265 shifts
during 1901 earned $1,000 and over; twenty
three worked 254 days and over and earned
from $300 to $1,000; forty-six worked 249
days and earned J $00 to $900; eighty-six
worked 244 days and earned $700 to $800;
130 worked 230 djys and earned $600 to
700; 188 worked 214 days-and earned $500
to $600; 140 worked 180 days and earned
$400 to $500; 136 worked 143 days and
earned $.100 to $100; sixteen worked 103
days and earned $200 to $300 each and 09
who worked an average of tweaty-elght
days earned less than $200.
Mr. Jones also presented a statement giv
ing the earnings for 1901 of the men
paid by the day, week or month and
a statement showing the workings of the
miners' and laborers' benefit fund from
the time it wss 'organized 'by the late
Franklin F. Gowen, in 1877, to date.
When the fund was started the company
contributed $20,000, and it had made up all
deficits whenever -any occurred and also
all expenses for 1 clerical work in
connection with the iundl Nearly $2,000,
000 had been paid out-' In benefits.
Water Floods When Men Strike.
Patrick F. Brennan of Shamokln, a di
vision superintendent, told of violence
committed during the strike at the Henry
Clay colliery, near Shamokln.
Prior to the strike of 1900, he said, the
market regulated the output of coal, but
alnce then the men had beeti regulating
. When the late atrike began there were
100 feet of water In the Henry Clay mine
as the result of ap accident. The men
struck and allowed 500 feet of water to
accumulate. It would take several months
to get some of the levels In condition to
work, and six to eight months before the
lower level was clear of water.
The engineers at the Henry Clay col
liery were working eight hours a day when
the strike began, and the firemen were on
duty longer. The firemen quit, and the
engineers refused to hsndle so-called
"scab" steam and also stopped work.
The remainder of the day was taken up
by witnesses called to show wages paid
laborers and other workers employed in
the coal regions in occupations other than
mining. The wages were generally lower
than those paid to mine workers.
HACK DRIVERS MUsTbE GOOD
At Least to the Kstent of Observing;
ths Ordinance Regulating
The police have begun a crusade against
the overcharging hackraen of the city. It
bas beea determined that the ordinance re
garding the charges which may be asked by
drivers of hacks and omnibuses fchall here
after be obeyed to the letter. City Prose
cutor Thomas states that no hackdrlver
shall charge more than 60 cents for carry
ing a paasengir from one depot to another,
nor for any distance from the depot within
the two-mile circle.
R. L. Simmons, who drives for the Mack
back line, forgot the ordinance restrictions,
charged a passenger In excess of the
amount to which he waa entitled and when
arraigned before Judge Berka yesterday
pleaded guilty and was fined $5 and costs.
This arrest, the officers state, is the first
of several which will be made,' aa com
plaints In this direction are becoming too
For Woman's Eye
The emollient, sanative, antl.
septic, cleansing, purifying nd
beautifying properties of Cutlcura
Soap render It of price Us s valu
Millions of women u-e CuTICURA SOAF,
assisted by Ct'TicUKA OINTMENT, for
beautifying the skin, for cleansing the
scalp ana stopping of falling hair, for
softening, whitening and soothing red
rough and tore hands and for all the
purposes of the toilet, bath and nursery.
Millions of women use CtrricuSA Soap
in baths for annoying irritations, in
flammations and dialings, too free or
ottcusive perspiration, in washes for
ulcerative weakneues, and for man
sanative, antiseptic purposes wuictt
readily suggest themselves,
awU UirouuU tits wold.
CATARRH ROBS WOMEN OF HEALTH AND BEAUTY
Pc-ru-na Makes Women Healthy and Beautiful.
Many Women Have Catarrh and
Don't Know It.
They Call It Stomach Trouble,
Female Weakness or General
re-ru-na Cores Catarrh Wherever
There are a great many people who are
actually Invalids from chronic catarrh of
some Internal organ who have not the
slightest suspicion that they are victims
of thla universal disease.
This Is especially true in cases of chronlo
catarrh of the organs lp the lower part
of the abdomen or pelvic organs.
The pelvic organs are especially liable
to catarrh, which gives rise to weakening
discharges, painful Irregularities, back
ache, bearing-down pains, smarting and
throbbing, with a host of other symptoms
peculiar to weak persona of both sexes,
but occurring much more frequently la
women, when it Is called female weakness.
There are a multitude of women, es
pecially housewives, and all other women
obliged to be on their feet continually, who
are wrletched beyond description, simply
because ,thelr strength and vitality is
sapped away by catarrhal discharges.
Peruna is such s specific for such rasea
that when patients have once used it they
can never be Induced to quit It until they
are permanently cured. It begins to relieve
Miss Cells Harrington, 303 Second avenue, Detroit, Mich., writes:
"Weakness has filled many months of my life with suffering.
Through carelessness I caught a severe cold two years ago which
settled In catarrh and seriously Interfered with the regular functions of
the body and made me nervous and irritable. I began taking Peruna
and found la It a faithful helper, as It enriched my blood and Invigorated
the whole system. 1 have no pains now and am always well. I heartily
recommend Peruna as a reliable medicine." fllss Cella Harrington.
the disagreeable symptoms at once. The
backache.ceaaes, the trembling knees are
strengthened, tbe appetite restored, di
gestion made perfect, tbe dull headache
Is stopped and tbe weakening drains are
gradually cured. ' These results certainly
Ask Your Druggist for a
MINERS REPLY TO OWNERS
Ray Shot Firing Ordinance is ts Be Sought
in Goal States. '
MITCHELL SUBMITS MEN'S WAGE DEMANDS
Sabeommlttee Spends All Afteraoon
Dlseaaslaa Request, bat Comes to
No Decision Before Time
. ta Adloarn Arrives.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Jan. 30. The
miners' union bas replied to the Indiana
operators' objection to the shot firing bill.
Tbe owners claimed that if the measure
passed it would put them on an unequal
footing with competitors In other states,
and threatened to withdraw from the wage
agreement convention if the bill were not
dropped. To this the miners replied that
similar bills were to be Introduced in the
Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois legisla
tures, and after laws had been obtained
in those, states the miners would move
on the legislatures in the twenty other
The miners claim that this movement Is
tor the purpose of bringing about better
ventilation in the mines, and say they
will . cot recede from their stand in In
diana. Herman Just!, commissioner for the Illi
nois Coal Operators' association, presented
to the convention these resolutions:
Resolved, That the scale committee of
this convention ba and hereby is Instructed
that In Uxlng tht scale of mining rates to
be paid at the basing points, such rates
shall be baaed alike upon the same system
of weighing the coal and tbe same mining
Resolved, That the scale committee of thla
convention be and hereby la instructed to
fix the machine mining rates to be paid In
the four competitive statea, and that they
shall be upon the same basis In each of
Tbe resolutions were referred to the scale
The Joint conference was permanently
organised by the selection of George W.
Traer, Chicago, aa permanent chairman
and W. h. Wilson as secret avy C. 8.
Scrogg of Chicago was made assistant
secretary. The report of the credentials
committee seated 704 delegates.
Mr. Mitchell submitted the demands of
ths minors. Ha said the country was
paaalng through a period of noparalleled
prosperity, bat the miners were not re
ceiving their share of It. He wanted an
adjustment of the differential bettreen
pick and machine-mined coal and asked
that tt ba fixed at T eenta flat.
Ths miners' demands were aa follows:
1 Absolut run of mica basis for the
siitlr romjierirtve flel'l.
1 flat diSoreaUml of 7 cents per ton
Miss Otle Pavls, Oxldental Hotel, Indianapolis, lnd., write:
"Peruna has been of such great benefit to me to cure bad cold
and catarrhal difficulties that I am very glad to tell how It acted In my
case. Before I began taking Peruna my cold was a month old and deep
seated , but In less than a week I felt better, my head was clearer and my
throat and lungs not nearly so sore. I therefore kept on taking Peruna
for three weeks and then my system was entirely free from the cold and
catarrh, I think Peruna a wonderful medicine." Hiss Otle Davis.
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follow a course of treatment with Peruna.
Mrs. Nellie McDonald, 216 8. Cherry
street, Nashville, Tenn., writes.
"When I first began to take Peruna last
spring I was unable to attend to my dally
duties. I suffered terribly at tbe time from
menstruation and although I consulted two
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between pick and machine-mined coal.
3. An ailvanoe of 34 cents a ton on pick
and niachire-nilned coal.
4. A 3ii per cent advance on all' Inside
day labor, based on the Columbus Inside
day sole agreement, a uniform scale for
all outHlile day labor, with appropriate' ad
vance with the mining rates.
6. That drivers and capers be paid same
aa track layers and timber men.
Immediately., after these demands bad
beeu read Herman Justl, commissioner for
tho Illinois operators, following the lead
of Paul Penna, the Indiana operators' com
missioner, submitted a lengthy statement,
setting forth the reasons why the Illinois
operators were not on an equality with
other operators, and claiming that they
should not have to agree to the same scale
aa competitive districts.
The Joint scale committee held Its first
session this afternoon. It consists of six
teen miners and sixteen operators. W. H.
nankins of Pine Hun, O., was selected
chairman and C. S. Scroggs of Illinois sec
retary. A motion was made to adopt the scale
submitted by the miners at the Joint con
ference. Debate on this motion continued the en
tire afternoon and no duclslon waa reached
on any of tbe points submitted.
WOMAN DIESIN HER SLEEP
Wben Daaahler Awakens Sb Finds
Dead Ilody of Mother r
MARYVILLE, Mo., Jan. 30. (Special.)
Mrs. Anna B, Sominer and her daughter,
Cecelia, retired In the same bed at fl
o'clock Wednesday night, both In perfect
heulth and good spirits. When Miss Bum
mer awoke at 7 o'clock yesterday morning
she found her mother at ber side, cold In
Tho family reside on a farm south of
Maryvllle and not far from Avenue City.
Mrs. Sommer was 77 years of age and
her death was probably due to heart
trouble. The coroner of Andrew county
was called, but did not deem it necessary
to bold an Inquest. The deceased was one
of the best known residents of this section
of the state.
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different physicians I found that they we
Hot able to help me. I caught a severe ct
during tho winter and It caused -ihflammi
tlon and scant menses and In addition T
had griping pains and cramps and dreaded
"One of my good neighbors advised me
to try Peruna, telling me how grandly it
had helped her. I followed her advice, as
I waa felling desperately had and was very
anxious to get well. Thanks to Peruna
I am now well. Rlx weeks' faithful ubb
of this medicine cured me. I feet like a
new woman. Dally pains' and misery are
now changed to life and.' happiness and I
thank Peruna for tho health I now enjoy."
New York City, N. Y., wrltea:
Mrs. Eva Ilartho, 1.13 East 12th street'.
New York City, N Y writes:
"I suffered for three years with loucor
rhea and ulceration of the womb. The
doctor advocated an operation which I
dreaded very much and strongly objected
to go under it. Now I am a changed
woman. Peruna cured me; it took nlnn
bottles, but I felt so much Improved I
kept taking it, as I dreadod nh operation
so much. I am today in perfect health
and have not felt so well for fifteen years."
Mrs. Eva Bartho.
Mrs. Alice J. Bardner, Dauphin, jpa.,
wrltea: "I have found a cure In Peruna.
I cannot recommend Peruna enough and I
also thank you for your kind attention to
me. I am as well as could be ever since
I began taking Peruna' and will recom
mend it to others. I only weighed ninety,
five pounds before taking Peruna; now I
weigh one hundred and twenty-five."
Mrs. Alice J. Bordner. . .
If you do not derive prompt and satis
factory results from the use of Peruna,
write at once to Dr. Hart man giving a full
statement of your case and he will bo
pleased to give you his valuable advice
Address Dr. Hertman president of The
Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, Ohio.
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AT THE PLAYHOUSES
"The Fatal Wedding;" at the Boyd.
This Is the first thriller that has had
the temerity to put in an appearance at
the Boyd this season save on Sunday night.
It had a genuine Sunday night welcome,
though, a well-filled gallery being ever
ready to applaud the noble speeches with
which the lines teem or to gasp at the
audacious villainy that Is from time to
time perpetrated during the working out
of the plot, while, "down stairs" was sold
out. And some of this villainy Is auda
cious even beyond the limits of the pro
fessed thriller. From post to wire tho
situations are mechanical and tho action
of tbe play is driven very much aa is the
chariot race In "Ben Hur," by machinery.
It Is fudge and buncombe from start' to
finish. Kosalle de Vaux, who has tbe part
of tho persecuted heroine and she is per.
secuted for fair In the piece shows ca
pacity for bettor things than she la called
on to do. Her manner on the stage Is
natural and her expression bas force with,
out rant, a quality exactly opposite that
displayed by Mary Condon, who haa the
Circe part and rants without force. Mary
McCabe does a good bit of character work
as the warm-bearted Irish woman, so
essential to the modern "heart Interest"
play, and Albert Kocardo Is good as a
French butler who is also loyal to the
suffering. But tbe star of the cast Is
little I.illlau Rosewood, who plays a very
important part In the action of tbe piece,
and Is winsome and clever In ber work.
"The Fatal Wedding" will be repeated at a
matinee and evening performance .today.
REPEAL OF LUMBER TARIFF
Minnesota Lealslaturs Passes a fteso.
lation Asking- Consrress to
8T. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 30. The house
today adopted the senate resolution asking
Minnesota senators and congressmen 'to
favor the repeal of the tariff on lumber
which Is declared to be "contrary to the
principle of protection," a eontlnued belief
In which Is announced in tbe resolution.
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