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Section 2. No prnti Khali be eligible to
tt.old an office of romitil-oiifr or sieatn
engineers or ssaistat cmmlwlntirr who
Is not resident of the male and who haa
not had lit lrast five yfnra of actual n
partem . In operatlrg ateam engines and
ateam boilers and who shall not have had
actual and ei.ntlnuoua charge of h steam
tdant for at least one year. neat preceding
lila appointment, and shall hold nrat-riuVt
lioense Issued by a board duly authorized
In Ixane urh llreni-e. or who la directly or
Indirectly Interested In the manufacture
or sale of boilers or steam rnacmner r
in natented article required to be used or
that la In general use In th construction
of ileum boilers or engines, or who Is not
of good moral character and no person ,
duties of commissioner it assistant' com-1
mlealoner of steam englnerlng , who has j
not talcen ana sunscrine.i an oiin no n.r.i
th ..ma with the secretary of slate Hint :
he will faithfully and Impartially perform
the duties of his ofllce.
The objectionable feature lc that the
bill makes Ineligible thofe, meo who con-
truet boilers and engines, who have or j
do not run engines, to appointment as
eoaimlsKloncr or ' assistant commlMloner.
Joseph Scheldt, buslueRS agent of the
Omaha boiler makers, and George Ochen
beln, business agent of the Omaha ma
chinists, were here today to proteat In be
half of their crarts against this ' pro
vision. "We claim," said Mr. Scheldt, "that
the men who make engines and boilers are
mors capable than any others to run an
engine and therefore naturally qualified
In a superior manner to act as inspector
of boilers and engines.
"It seems to me this ought to be ner
fectly clear and plausible to any one. I
can't Imagine why this docs not commend
Itaetf to the author of this bill."
Duck set for Charter Bill.
Tha Omaha charter bill was not Intro
duced today and It Is not exactly clear now
whim' It Itll ho Introduced. It has. had
'a set' back; as several provlalons do not
meet the unanimous approval of the mem
tiers of the delegation and will have to be
'changed, In tome cases, radically so. It
la the desire to have a bill that; will at
least command united support from the
Legislative Gossip. . .
After the defeat of a resolution to give
the newspaper men In the house copies
of the compiled statutes, a member who
voted for the resolution jokingly remarked
to a reporter: '
! "Why didn't you fellows know enough
to get John N. Baldwin's aanctlon to the
resolution, then It would have passed,
tinder suspension of the rulea. If necessary."
It was a striking coincidence that the
Shelly bill to prevent and punish desecra
tions of the American flag, so lndlsso
lubly linked with the name of tha great
emancipator, should hava passed the house
pn the anniversary of Lincoln's birthday,
an svant which the house observed In
Koetter of Douglas introduced a bill to
day to prohibit auy saloon keeper from
felling Intoxicating liquor to an habitual
drunkard and compelling any violator of
tha act to remunerate the wife and chil
dren of such drunkard for any lack of
support caused by the husband's and fath
Another bill by Koetter prohibits the use
of - slot machines, policy wheels or any
other gambling device in any place used
for this purpose. , It therein amends sec
tion 28 of chapter xxl of the criminal code
Belden of Richardson preaented a bill
today designed to Impose greater restric
tions on the - proprietors of barber col
lege and their students. It contemplates
an annual lloenas fee of $500, to be paid
''August ! aach year; provides not less thaq
a two years' course for every student, who
- In addition -ta this must possess a certlfli
cats from tha manager before ha can work
t tha barber's trade. This one restriction
i'U calculated td correct many abuses com
plained of as arising from tha custom 'of
flooding cities with so-called barbers whose
knowladga and experience In the business
consist of a few months' course in one
Of thesa places. ' This has long been the
aourca of much complaint by the trade,
Major ... Buchanan, general passenger
agant, of the Elkhorn road, appeared bat
: fore tha house committee on agriculture
today In tbo Interests of H. R. lit, by
Jabxet of Washington, providing! for more
expeditious methods of compiling and pub'
ilshlng state statistics. Major Buchanan
aald the railroads favored the bill as it
would facilitate the work of their adver
Since the introduction of bills Into the
legislature providing for the' killing of
prairie dogs the" legislature has attracted
attention outside of the state. -Today Gov
rnor Mickey received a letter from I
Hooslar who haa a remedy that he desires
to ba tried In Nebraska that he guaran
1 tees will bring about the desired results
Tha letter, dated "Cllfty, Ind.," follows:
Tour honor, I hava a device for the ex
termination, for tha destroying the neats.
tha prairie dogs, guaranteed to do the
work. If your state will remunerate, I
Will send you tha device. I have atDlled
for patent! . The 'device la this: attach
rubber hoaa to steam engine ' insert the
nossie in tha holes occupied by the dons
Let steam on by prouer attachments: wll
burn them out In a , few seconds. Will
destroy badeersor anvlhlnar that lives in
tha ground. Hy this means you can destroy
tha dogs on tha prairie. Please give notice
In aeane paper that will extend over tha
state that la infested witn nogs.
(Signed.) STEPHEN ALLIT.
By unanimous vote the senate this aft
rnoon adopted the joint resolution favor
ing tha election of the United States sens
tora by a direct vote of the people
SENATE HASSH0RT SESSION
Adjoarnatent for thai Day ta Give the
Committees Time to
Work. ' ,
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Feb. 12. (Special.) S. F. 141
aa act providing. for the. taxation of rail
road terminal property -for municipal pur
osea by the municipal authorities, 1 still
bung by the revenae committee, to which
It was referred. Brady of Boone, one of
the four fustonlsts, said today that. the hill
should become a law. "If It doe not." he
aald, "there will be a good chance for the
fustonlsts to control the next legislature,
for the people, when they understand the
bill, are for It. f. believe that It should be
amended to apply to every town and village
In the state, however, - and I understand
that Benator Hall, who Introduced the bill,
will' not object to such amendment. I am
for the bill because It Is Just and because
tha railroads hava showed no proofs to
aubstanttata their arguments that the taxa
tion of terminals for municipal purposes
-will take from the school tax and county
tag over h state. John N. Baldwin
couldn't do It and I believe no other man
can. Until that 1 done I am for the bill."
After' being In cession an hour this morn
ing the senate adjourned until 10 o'clock
tomorrow morning. Thl was done In order
The Appearance of
Produces tho fine clean finish
peculiar to old English plate
to give the committees time to get up a
large general file.
The annate rules were amended so that
committee meeting ran be announced
twenty-four hours In advance of the meet
ing hour. In order that those Interested In
bills could appear before the committees.
Standing committees reported as follows:
8. F. 68, providing for the payment of cer
tain fines Ino the school fund. Indefinitely
postponed; 8. F. 9, providing for a board of
d recommended for raiaee: 8. F.
99, to prevent the mutilation of horses,
recommended for passage; 8. F. 6o, relating
tg mtr(t n(1 hTtn rec0mmcnded for pas-
rage; 8. F. 139, for Issuance of bonds for
IrrlKa'lon purposes, recommended for pas-
.... a p 13c in retard to water rUhts
. " regard 10 waier ngnis
recommended for passage; S. F. 137, water
rights. Irrigation,- recommended for pas
sage;. S. F. 13l relating to the destruction
of wild aalmals, favorable; H. R 16. sub
stltnted for 8.' F., 23, providing for the
division of counties Into districts; S. F. 64,
relating to county treasurer's deposits, In
S. F. 114, providing for the calling of a
constitutional convention, was passed by
The committee on standing committees
made the following announcement:
"The committee on public .lands and
buildings will meet 8 p. m. Friday, the 13th,
st Llndcll hotel, to consider S. F. 124 and
S. F. 143."
The committee on agriculture will go to
Ames, la., Friday evening to Inspect the
agricultural college and experimental sta
tion. Illlls on first Reading.
8. F. 1R0. by Hall of Douglas To provide
or the. election of police mnglRtrates; to
x ano oenne their ngnts, powers, autics
3. F. 1M, by Harrison of Hall Providing
or general revision . of election , law. .
B. F. 1R2. bv Alden I'rovMlnsr for the ap
pointment of a unlrrn knhller linvlng served
threo years a member of Board of He-Idlers'
nd Bailors , to serve three years, and the
ppolntment of one member annually
S. F. 183. bv She don of r:ss Oianrfna-
the fees- charged for registering and ex-
mining applicants before Board of Phar
macy, ;f, f
ROUTINE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS
Ilonse Conenrs In Senate Amend
ments Cutting; Down
(FVom a Btaft Correspondent.)'- 1
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 12. (Spoclal)
The house concurred In the senate's amend
ment to H. R. 60, reducing the appropria
tion for legislators' expenses from $48,000
to $28,000. It was shown by a report by
the house deficiency committee that the
reduction was warranted, as last session
thousands of dollar were spent for fur
nishings and decorations, which a are not
required this year.""
The house gave expression to Its policy
of economy and retrenchment in the most
positive and affective manner by voting
down a resolution by Burges of Lancaster
providing a statute book to each of the
newspaper representatives In the house.
The cost of tho five books would aggregate
A remark dropped by a member a few
minutes later, exhibited the spirit In which
and reason why many vote were cast
against thl resolution. - He said: .
This Is the first chance we have had of
getting back" at those newspaper fellows,
especially those two from Omaha who are
continually poundlng.away at ua for being
in with tha railroads."
This resolution by Cropsey of Jefferson
was adopted: , .
WhareaS. This. th. 13th rlau nf Fahrmrv
being the .anniversary of, tha birth , of
Ahrnhnm TJncnln. .nrl i
Whereas. His memory Is revered bv all
people, his ability and-loyalty Acknowledged
and admired; hit -unbounded love for hu
manity ana oevoiion to principle, marks
mm as an nonoraDie. example lor genera
tions to come; therefore be it
Resolved, That the flag of our country,
for which he gave hla services and his life,
be placd at full mast for today as a token
of respect to the memory of the lamented
savior of our country.
in presenting tha resolution Mr. Cropsey
made a, few appropriate remark and, was
followed by McClay of Lancaster, who In
the course of his speech said before the
tension adjourned the, legislature would be
asked to appropriate money for the erec
tlon of a monument on the capltol ground
"in thl city, named for and dedicated to
the memory of Abraham Lincoln."
.These bills were read the third time and
H. R. 88, by Shelly of Douglas, to prevent
and punish the desecration ' of the federal
flag; H. R, 166, by Klttel of Sherman, re
pealing the wolf bounty law.
In the committee of the whole Douglas of
Rock, author of H. R. 18, providing a seal
for county treasurers for the validation of
land titles, made an argument In favor of
the btlL urging Its purpose to ba an actual
necessity for the collection of delinquent
taxes. The commlUee recommenced .' the
bill for passage. - . :
This Is a hill against which there will be
a strong fight when It Is placed on it pas
sage. Bweezy of. Adam Is a leader of the
opposition aide. - -
H. R. 175, by Burges of Lancaster,
known as the anti-printing trust bill, was
recommended for passage.
1 At 4 o'clock the -house adjourned.
H. R. 303. by-. Gilbert To legalise and
vnuuaie an proceeainga connected wltn til
ordering ana maktnsr of anv locaJ Imnrovt
ments heretofore made under the provisions
of chapter xlla. Complied Statutes, being
ii Ki-i uiL-urpuntunK clues 01 me metro
politan class, and to authorize reassess
ments for such improvements in caaes
where prior assessments for said improve
ments are irregular or void pr have been
adjudged to be irregular or veld, or where
such prior assessments were paid under
protest and the . nioi)ey ald thereon haa
been or shall be recovered back by suit at
H. R. 804. by Weborg To provide for full
width of public roads of sixty-six feet and
to keep -them unmolested.
II. R. 8u6. by Weborg To provide for the
annexation of territory to cities and vil
lages situated In two or more counties.
II. R. , by Rlbble To amend an act
to give an award for the discovery of coal,
iron ore, gas and crude oil. and to provide
an appropriation of j8.0iK) to pay tho award.
H. R. Su7. by t'urrle To establish an ex
perimental atatlon at or near Crawford,
Neb., fixing the control and management
of the same and making an appropriation
of lis. 000 therefor.
H. R. m. by Jvoetfer Making parties en
gaged In the liquur tratttc liable for all
om mages caused iy selling .Intoxicating
liquors to any person who tiaa become an
habitual drtnkard. '
H. H 8u9, by Koetter To amend section
2H, chaptir xxl, Compiled tit mutes of l'l,
by Including slot machines, policy wheels,
etc.. In the list of prohibited gambling de
vices. H. R. 810. by Koetter To amend section
4, chapter 1, Complied Statutes, by requir
ing a bond of not more than or- less
than llio by the appellant In liquor license
eaxes in fll(rlq eonrr, ' 1
H R. 811, by-JdcA.Ulter To provide for
the abandonment 61 operations by Irrigation
districts and for their disnrgnnizatloii.
H. R. 812. by 8pur(ock-Relating to fees
of countv Indues. ...
H. R. SIS, b Hurgesa Providing for holi
days to b known as Lincoln and Me Kin ley
anniversaries and. Flag day, February 12,
January .-3 una June 1. respe-caveiy.
H. R. 814. by lielden To license and regn
late barber schools or colleges, exacting
an annual license fee of $o0 and compelling
students to remain In the same for two
years. before .augaglng In the, art or trado
Lawyers Nate Hava the' Case.
INDIANAPOLIS. Feb. It-Argument In
the trial ot Dr. J. C. Alexander, charged
wtth grave robbing, was continued today
Mr. Bpaan began hta closing speech for
the defense when court convened and was
to be followed by Mr. Brown for the prose
cutlon. If the attorneys finish their argu
ments today the cat win go to the Jury
this evening. Mr. Bpaaa. however, aald
a might take tha whole day la discussing
THE OMAHA DAILY flEE; FRIDAY, FKBRUAKY 13, 1003.
BAER AND BARROW ORATE
Close Rival Casei fefo'S Antt.Tao.ite Goal
BARON MAKES OFFER WHICH IS ACCEPTED
Tenders Five Per Cent Rise on Ilia
Pictures, Which Miners' Attorney
ays Are Fifty Per Cent
Above Wanes Paid.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1J. Before an
audience that crowded every Inch' of the
courtroom, George F. Baer delivered the
dosing argument lor the cool operators
today and Clarence S. Darrow began sum
ming up for the men. Mr. Baer concluded
by offering to pay contract miners by slid
ing scale, their wages to fall vr rise with
the market price of coal at New York.
Mr. Darrow devoted his attention chiefly
to. the wage statements' presented, which
be cays could not be relied upon.
Necessary to Combine Capital.
President Baer said:
In the development of the natural re
sources of the earth It U necessary for
men to combine their capital and their
rnergy. Knllroada, steamship lines, great
steel plants and workshops of every kind
can only be created by a combination of
1 he profits made In any large business)
carried on by a firm, consisting of one
family, or a very few yenions, are dis
tributed nmona- these few. but a success
fill business carried on In corporate form t
distributes Its profits among the many,
and therefore necessarily tends to 0 greater
nisiriuution or weaitn. . "
In general, no one denies the right of
men to otRanlzo for nnv lawful purpose.
but the right to organise and the power
of the orKkiiizatiori when oraanized muat
still be governed and controlled by the
general law or the land under which our
nnlvlitunl and property rtirhts are pro
tected. We concede to organised labor the
same rights that we claim for organized
capital. Doth must keen wrthln the law.
There cannot be one law for citizens and
corporations and another for labor organi
The lawlessness In the coal regions was
the direct result of mistaken theories as
to the riKhts of mine workers. It will not
do to say the leaders have not encouraged
violence and crime. It Is true, no doubt,
that they did not advise. They" may, at
times, have counseled aealnst 4t. and ex
pressed regrets for It; nevertheless, they are
legally ai a morally responsible for the
situation they created ana from which this
violence ami crime necessarily resulted.
The leaders intended "to eniorce their de
mands by tho threatened destruction of
the mines. They well knew that if the
pumping ceased the mines would he de
stroyed. They thought tha operators would
yieia ramer man see tne -uij 01 the mines.
J no operators Old no-, yield. Kverv at
tempt to supply men to work the pumps
was met by mobs, pickets and all the de
vices that labor organizations commonly
use to prevent men from working. With
the cessation of mining for five months
and the destruction, for the time being, of
a number of collieries, the public Is now
suffering for want of an adequate supply of
tuoi, Aiuim mint iua result wouiu nave
been had the efforts of the mine workers
to drown out all our collieries been suc
cessful. Inlforra Scale Impracticable.
Many Rood men have fount fmii ith ,i
for not makina an agreement with ih
United Mine Workers of Amurloa. You will
recall tnat the demand made upon us was
for a uniform waste scale, covering th
whole anthracite Held. All of the operators
wero ttsKeu 10 meet in convention with a
view to adopting a uniform scale. The
conditions of employment are not always
the same, and. therefore, a uniform sraln
applicable to the whole of the United States
wouiu not oeaviat.
In addition to the fact that the miners'
union was controlled by a hostile interest,
we object to it because we cannot delegate
to the mlnerc or any other labor union the
right to determine who shall be our em
ployes. The laws of Pennsiyvanla, and the
charter of the Philadelphia & Reading Coal
and Iron company. In express terms, give
to tne president ana airectora.tae power of
appointing all such officers, ngnnt or em
ployes as they may deem necessary,
We have the right to emp.oy any honest
man without discrimination as to religion,
nationality or membership in labor organ
isations. This Is a right we will not sur
render. We do not object to our employes
Joining labor unions. Rut we will not
agree to turn over the management of our
business to a labor organization because
some or our employes belong to it.
If Mr. Mitchell simply represented our
employes and was. acting exclusively for
them, there could be no objection to deal
ing with him, but he represents an organi
zation having for Its object some Utopian
scheme of uniformity In waxes and condi
tions in the mining of coal all over the
United States; and, Instead, therefore, of
considering only the questions at Issue be
tween our employes and ourselves, he Is
considering a general proposition which re
lates to all the coal, miner in the L,nited
I'nlon a Monster Monopoly.
We are not left to conjecture. The facts
are before u. The United Mine Workers
have created a monster monopoly. They
did shut up the anthracite mines for more
than five months. They taxed the
bituminous miners and all laborers -over
Whom org-anlxed labor Had control to up-
port the strike. The owners or bituminous
mines, some In self-defense, others In the
hope of gain, contributed to the strike fund.
With what result? The-price of both an
thracite and bituminoua coal more than
doubled. The supply was inadequate, the
Diibllo was B-ufferlnK. not onlyfrom a high
price, but from a scarcity of coal.- indus
trial operations closed down and men were
thrown out of employment. All over the
land, except In districts that could be sup
plied bv the Brest anthracite cos' compa
nies, tho poor, the honest workmen and the
well-to-do Buffered for want of fuel.
The record shows that an honest effort
was made to convince the. United Mine
Workers that their demands were unjust.
Who now will say, in the light of the
testimony, that the demand for a uniform
rate of wages extending all over the an
thracite regions was reasonable. The dif
ference In conditions between the anthra
cite operator and the bituminous operators
was clearly pointed out to these labor
As to .wages:
First The testimony clearly shows that
the wages now paid are fair: that thev
Compare most favorably with the general
wages 01 ine country, ana trial men willing
to work honestly and exert themselves do
earn annually sums in excess of the aver
age. Hecond The fact that there Is an excess
of labor In the anthracite regions confirm
our ineory tnat ine waves euro already
high as compared with the general wage
stale of the country, becsuua everyone
know that labor is attracted to the place
where wage are the highest.
Effect ( Illsher Waajea.
If the wages are aaaln iiivinnui than
Instead of diminishing the existing excess
of workmen It will be increased by new
workmen coming to this field. Something
has been said about the operators Import-
ins luiciiimK, 1 never neara or it. The
torelgneis come here because of the re
ports made by the men already here t,t tha
conditions, and they will continue to come
so long as uch exceptional advantages are
The demand for an elght-bour day la only
another form of Increasing the cost of pro
duction. It must be apparent to everyone
that restricting breaker operations to eight
hours a day must necessarily limit the out
put of the colliery, and to that xtent must
not only decrease the wages payable to tha
miners, but it will decrease the supply to
the public and tend to increase the pries of
Makea a Proposition. .
After reviewing the old sliding scale wage
system, Mr. Baer preaented thla propo
sition: That the rate of wages now paid muat
be the minimum basis for the next three
years; that from the 1st of November,
19'2. to the 1st of April, 19n3. employes other
than contract miners shall be paid an ad
ditional i per cent. That on and after April
1, ll"i, for each t cents in excess of $4 50
per ton on the average price realised for
white ash coal In the harbor of New York,
on all sizes above pea, wages shall be ad
vanced I per cent, the wages to rise or
fall for each 5 cents Increaae or decrease
in prices, but they shall never fall during
the. next three years below the present
The average price for each region to be
ascertained by a competent accountant, to
be appointed by Judge Gray, chairman ot
the commission, or in case, tor any reason.
Judge Gray cannot act then by one of the
United States circuit Judges holding court
The conn" noatlon of the accountant to be
fixed by the Judge making tha appulntment.
and to be pale by tha operators In propor
tion to the tonnage at each mine; each
operator to submit a full statement each
month to said accountant, of all sales of
white ash coal, and the prke realised
therefrom, f o. b.. New Tork, with the
right of the accountant to have access to
lue books to verify th statement. 1
Towards the end he suggested that the
federal government should give an Island
to the socialist where they could go and
Invent socialistic schemes. The world
would not bother them, he said, and the
country would be relieved of some of Its
' In cloning, he said the operators, for the
time being, surrendered not to the miners,
bat to the commission.
Darrow Attacks Baer.
Mr. Darrow In opening made a compli
mentary reference to tha patience of tha
I commission, reviewed the strike and all
the sufferings It entailed as a result, the
operators' refusal to give the men more
money, and aatd:
. Then this afternoon the man more re
sponsible than any other comes before this
commission and says he will do exactly
that which the men demanded nine months
Defore and which they In their bllndnees,
their Ignorance and their stupidity refused.
Why did not Mr. Baer go to Mr. John
Mitchell nine 'month ago aa he came to
this commission today T
They can do Just as they please about
recognizing the union. If they do not rec
ognise It, It is because they are blind and
tnev want to bump up against It some
more. It Is hero to slay ana the burden Is
on them and not upon us.
There Is neither tfte power nor the dis
position In tnis court I take It to destroy
the union. And If these agents of the Al
mighty cannot see the union they had bet
ter blunder along still a tew more years
and possibly after a while they will know
It la here and recognize It themselves.
Passing to the wage statements, Mr. Dar
row said the operators had been deceived
by their own accountant, and that Mr.
Baef had put the men' pay at least 80 or
40 or 60 pr c(mt t00 hlga
. ... Z
Then he added an offer:
If at the enn of all this time and labor
he le wllllna to alve us 6 or 10 per cent
above the flguret, he says correctly repre
sent our earnings, we will be glad to take
It. From the beginning of thi strike until
the end the operators have never given
out a correct iigure or made a statement
that would stand the light of dt.y for a
single moment, when they talked to the
I have had 'ft computation made covering
the wages pnld by every company thRt
ha filed schedules,-and In Mr. Baer's com
pany only about a third of the men got
over 84(0 In 1WL Only 2.4 per cent of all
of the Headtnn a skilled workmen aet $900.
a per cent get between $800 and $900 and M
per cent of all the men wno appear as con
tract miners get leesMhan $.1tH) a year.
(iod knows that the conditions In this
country and In the mining region are not
so good that men will be content to sit
down and earn $3u0 a year.
Maet Free the Children.
Passing on, Mr. Darrow .analyzed the
statements of th6 other companies and said
the figures were 10 to 15 per cent too high,
but the wage paid by the Reading were
the lowest of all.
Turning to the mine laborers, he said,
"more than forty out of every thousand were
killed every year, to say nothing of tha
maimed who were turned out under ,the
beneficent laws of Pennsylvania to tha
almshouses and highway and byway.
These laborers last year got $333 each.
Princely wages, and yet they were, told that
all was peace and Joy and happiness In the
anthracite region until Mr. Mitchell came."
In discussing the child labor question
Mr. Darrow said:
If the work of this commission does not
result in aettlns- rid of this disgraceful
child labor in 1'enneylvanla, then I think
the people may well say it has oeen a
failure. This custom has grown up be
cause there Is money in It, and the Indus
tries or Pennsylvania are aepenaent on 11.
The evidence shows that every one of these
Industries Is run by the labor ot cnuaren.
Is there any man so blind that lie does
not know why the anthracite region la
dotted with silk mills. They went there
because the miner were there. Every mill
in that region la ,a testimony to tne tact
that wages are so Jow you sell your boys
to be slaves Of the breaker and your girls
to be slaves in the mills.
i When these, railroad presidents were
flnsllv rsllnfl tA book before the rjresldent
of the United .attatea one of them shed
tears because the mine workers allowed
these boys to Join the organizations, be
cause they thought this bred disobedience
to law. The railroad presidents shed tears
becauee the mine workers were spoiling
the souls of these poor children, and yet
he was willing to take the earnings of
these same Infants that he and his family
might be richer because of their toll.
These babea know their friends. There la
not one of these children, so Ignorant, not
one of them so lost to natural Instincts
that he does not know who loves hnn.
There Is not one that would rot run from ,
railroad president to the open arms of John
Mitchell, and they are right. I have no
doubt ho loves children. Neither have
any doubt that the wolf loves mutton.
These men make a living out of these ch:i
dren, and If they can do nothing else In
this region, this Infamy should end. These
little children get $165 a year.
Another Mine to Resnme.
WILKEHBARRE, Pa., Feb. 12 The Btan
ton colliery, operated by the Lehigh and
Wllkesbarre Coal company, which has been
idle for the past year, will resume work on
Monday. The mine was drowned during
the flood in March. 1SU2.
EAST L1KE$ AMERICAN GODS
Korean Merchant Cornea .- ta Place
Lara; Order far Idol In
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 12. H. U Krohns-kyn-of
Seoul, Korea, arrived In Tacoma to
day on his way to New York and Phil
adelphia to contract for Idols to be used
In tha temples of hi country and China.
He 1 sent by wholesale firm and ba
model with .him.
He say a few years ago an American
Arm aent a few Idol aa a gift to on of
the sacred orders and a demand for them
WOOD RIVER, Neb., Feb. It (Special
Telegram.) A very pretty and one of tha
most popular eyents ot the season took
place laat evening at the home of Mr. and
Mr. W. W. Mitchell, when their daughter,
A una, was married to Fred M. Holllster.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
Dressier of the Methodist Episcopal church
of Wood River In the presence of about
fifty .Invited guests. Mr. Holllster Is one
of Wood River's most successful business
men, being engaged in the hardware busi
ness. The bride U the ' accomplished
daughter ot Wood River's largest merchant.
A fine supper wa served and the numerous
costly presents given by their friend man
ifested the high regard In which the young
couple are held in this place. They
once began housekeeping In the fine home
which tha groom bad prepared.
CHICAGO, Feb. 12. (Special.) John
Robert Phelan, division superintendent ot
the Burlington road at Alliance, Neb., was
married Wednesday to Mrs. Sophia Agnes
Barker of thl city. The ceremony wa per
formed by Rev. Charles M. Morton, pastor
of the First Presbyterian church ot Oak
Park. The bride was given away by her
son, Clyde Barker. Mr. and Mrc. Phelan
will go an a wedding Journey to New York
Washington, Palm Beach, Fla., thence to
Cuba, and return by way ot New Orleans,
visiting principal cities ot the south, then
to their future home in Alliance by way of
St. Louis. The bride U one of the most
popular women of the Oak Park section
and the groom has been connected with
the Burlington road for upward ot twenty
Aealtted of Marker Chars.
EAST BT. LOUIS. HI.. Feb. 12. John
Paaauman.. who was arreated yesterday on
tha charge of having killed his wife by
shooting, was acquitted by the coroner's
Jury today, which rendered a verdict of
accidental shooting. It developed that
fassoman accioentaliy aiscnargeu 111s n in
Chester rifle while handling It.
TO llstH A i nto I OSK OA Y
Take Laxative Broino Oulslae Tablet. Tela
signature jtrJ 0. every boa.
WATER FOR SODTH DAKOTA
Congressmen Urge Filling Old Lake Bdi
from Artesian Flow,
ADOS MONEY FOR THE INDIAN AGENCIES
Congressman Rnrkett Makea Address
la Baltimore and Walter I. Smith
In Philadelphia at Lincoln
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 11 (Special
Telegram.) Representatives Burke and
Martin today, in company with Colonel
John H. King of South Dakota, called upon
the director of the geological survey In re
gard to Irrigation enterprises In South
Dakota. They talked with the director in
regard to the subject of putting down ar
tesian wells between the Jim and Missouri
rivers for the purpose of suppling ad
ditional water to lake beds In tbnt part ot
the state. It 1 claimed that portion ot the
state ha grown regularly good crops, but
that hot wind of the middle surame. often
burn and destroy crops. It I believed that
tha creation of large areas of water sur
face will Increaao the humidity of that
section, temper the hoi. winds and make the
raising ot cereal crops much mora certain.
Mr. Martin preaented the subject ot ar
tesian well and reservoir construction
west of the Missouri river In aid of national
Irrigation. Two wells hava been ordered In
that part of the state, one at Buffalo Gap
In Custer county and one at Smlthvllle, on
the Cheyenne river. There are also numer
ous reservoir projects weg. of the Missouri
river where Urge tracts ot land both
publlo and private can be reclaimed. These
are being urged by the South Dakota rep
resentatives upon tho attention of the
geological survey. Dr. Newell, chief of the
survey, has 'stated that a surveying force
will be placed in South Dakota In the early
summer to investigate tho various enter
prises proposed. There Is already $307,000
to the credit of the South Dakota Irrigation
fund under the provisions of the national
Irrigation act and It is thought that some
Important public work of thl character
may soon be inaugurated In the state.
Restores Indian Agencies. - ,
The senate committee on Indian affair
today completed consideration of the In
dian appropriation bill. There wa a very
determined fight made upon a number ot
Indian agencies usually provided for on the
part ot the subcommittee, but most of those
sought to be atrlcken-from the bill were
retained by the full committee and will re
ceive favorable report to the senate. The
provision of $1,000 tor an agent at Yank
ton, 8. D., la stricken out by the full com
mittee, but the agencies at Crow Creek,
Lower Brule, 0. D and the Sao and Fox In
Iowa, which the subcommittee ' decided
against, were restored to their former
The subcommittee wa aleo overruled in
the matter of an appropriation of $25,000 tor
the equipment and maintenance of an asy
lum for Insane Indiana at Canton, 8. D.,
The subcommittee proposed the abandon
ment of tha Indian inaane asylum at Can
ton. Western Men In Demand.
Representative Burkett of Lincoln left
Washington thl afternoon for Baltimore,
where he 1 to address the Unicn league
club' of that city at a banquet tonight in
honor of Lincoln's birthday.
Repreentatlve Walter I. Smith of Coun
cil Bluffs left Washington this morning to
attend the annual banquet of the Lincoln
club which takea place at the TJnlon League
club at Philadelphia tonight. Mr. Smith la
slated to tollver a brief "after dinner" talk
upon the life and character of Abraham
Lincoln in commemoration ot whose Ijlrth
day the banquet ot tonight is being held.
Nat Brown of Omaha 11 in wasniugiou,
enronte home from New York.
Routine ot Departments.
Jacob Brader, Charles Jacobs, Alfred A.
Crose and Herbert L. West were today
appointed regular and Wtnnle M. Brader,
A. C. Borders, Alonzo uoraers, iuoiubb
Bryant, oubstltute rural letter carrier at
The Western National bank of the unitea
States of New Yora was toaay npprueu
as reserve agent for the Cltlxena" National
bank of Davenport, and the Continental
National of Chicago tor the Valley National
of Do Moines, la.
Two rural free delivery routes win oe
established March 2-at Farmer, Hanon
county, S. D., area, seventy-three quare
miles; population, 776.
A postofflce has been estaDUBneu at
Marshall, Albany county, wyo., wun
Thomas R. Bennett a postmaster.
Iowa rostmasters appointed: J. in. u..
Wood, Drakesville, Davis county; Benjamin
I. Gable, Jerome, Appanoose county; wn
II am Kouba, Luzerne, Benton county; John
Craven, Middle River, Madison county;
Charles A. Cramblet, Mineral Ridge, Boone
Bids to Bnpply Armor.
Bids were opened today at the Navy de
partment for supplying 5,666 tons of armor.
The Carnegie and Bethlehem companies
represented precisely frlmllar bids, the
prices asked ranging from $400 to $420 a
ton, making the total of each bid $2,332,640.
The Bethlehem company alone bid for the
upply of 1S2 ton of nut and bolt at a
total of $32,800.
Roosevelt is Invited.
A committee representing the Society of
the Army of Santiago de Cuba, consisting of
Representative Chsrle Dick or Ohio, uen
eral S. M. B. Young and General O. S.
Hawkins, today extended to president
Roosevelt an invitation to attend the first
reunion of the society to be held In De
troit on July 16 and 17 next. The presi
dent expressed a desire to attend the
reunion, but Indicated his probable In
ability to be ptesent because ot other en
gagements r.t that time.
gigsbee Expresses Preference.
Captain Charles D. Sigsbee, who ba
been considered In connection with the
command t the navy yard at Bremerton,
Wash., ha expressed a preference for as
signment to the command ot the League
Island navy yard at Philadelphia, and It
Is probable that his wlshea will be re.
Lanrh with the President.
General William Booth, commander-in-chief
of the Salvation Army, and hi son-in-law.
Commander Booth-Tucker, in
charge of the work ot tha army in the
United States, took luncheon with Presi
dent Roosevelt today. Invited to meet the
president' guests were members of the
cabinet, including Secretaries Hay, Root
and Moody, Senator Hanna and some other
men distinguished in publlo affairs. The
president takes the llvllest Interest in
the work of the Salvation Army, knowing
personally of the result achieved by It,
particularly In the large cities. He ex
tended to General Booth a most cordial
welcome and discussed with him for soma
time tha work of the army both in this
country and In England.
Honalaatloaa for tha Army.
The senate committee on military af
fairs today agreed to favorably report the
sine nominations (or brigadier geueral,
which were made on the 10th Instant; and
also about 150 other nominations ot minor
rank la the army.
The lUt include a large number ot
name of offloera whose nominations have
been held up because of confusion result
ing over the date of transfer from the
volunteer to the regular service. Those
of thl clss whose aomlnation were acted
upon today were designated by the war
department because they are clearly free
from the objections urged against other.
There I (till, however, a long list of
names suspended on account of the en
tanglement. Admiral Devrey Has Cold.
Admiral Dewey has been confined to his
home tor the past week with a severe cold
and cough, and by the advice of hi phy
sician, Medical Inspector Dixon of the
navy, has been compelled to cancel all
hla engagements for the present.
Indians Call on the President.
A delegation ot distinguished Indian
chiefs, headed by Chief Joseph of the
Ne Perces, and Including Chiefs Ahlokat,
Peyoptallkt and Andrew Whitman of the
Colvllle reservation In Washington; Jess
Kirk ot Oregon, and Andrew John, a Seneca
ot New York, railed upon the president
todsy. The Indians robed in gorgeous
blanketa were introduced to the president
by General Leonard Wood and Colonel H.
L. Scott, both of whom campaigned against
Chief Joseph In the west.
The president gave his caller a cordial
reception and delighted them Immensely
by inviting them to attend the army and
navy reception at the White house to
night, as his guests. They accepted the
Invitation. The Indian are In Washington
looking after certain legislation pending
before congresa in which they are In
terested. . Confer with the President.
Governor Odell of New York, and Rep
resentative ' Llttauer, also of New York,
had a long conference with the president
today. At the conclusion of the Interview
Governor Odell declined o discuss In any
detail his conference with the president.
Trior to the call of Governor Odell and
Representative Llttauer, Senator Piatt had
a conference with the president concern
ing the New York situation. Assurances
are glveu that the result of the con
ference during the past two days meet the
approval of the president, Benator Piatt
and Governor Odell.
Elklns BUI Reported.
The report on the Elklns rebate bill by
the house committeo on Interstate com
merce was filed today by Mr. Mnon (111.).
The report says:
"Your committee believes that the legis
lation proposed br the Elklns bill, to
gether with the ' present interstate com
merce law, covers about all the ways that
can be devised to prevent discriminations
in favor of one shipper as against another.
or the building of one concern through the
favoritism of railroad corporations."
Porto Rlcans Best Shots.
Tho best six shots with a carbine in the
department of the East, as demonstrated
at the recent practice, were singularly
enough all members of the Porto Rlcan
provisional regiment, beginning with Cap
tain Charles H. Hamilton with a percentage
ot 89.85, and including Lieutenant Terence
Hamlll, Albert Zaldo, Sergaant .Henry C.
Sloane. Sergeant Philip Lehman, Irvine
McManu, first eergeant. The Jowest per
centage being 77.86.
. The. best shot with a regular army rifle
also belonged to the Porto Rlcan regiment,
being Captain Frank L. Graham, whose
percentage wa 83.25.
Wish President In Colnmbas.
General Charles Dick of Ohio, president
ot the Interstate National Quard associa
tion, called on the president this after
noon to Invite him to attend the annual
convection of the association at Columbus,
O. . The date ht left tor future determina
tion because ot the desire . to insure the
presence of the president. Until tha Itin
erary of his western trip ta made , up the
president said he could not say whether
he would be able to be In Columbus about
the time mentioned for the convention.
Stanley la Formally Named.
The president sent the following nomlna
'tlons to the senate today:
.Commissioner to negotiate with the five
civilized tribes ot Indians, William E,
Promotions In the Navy Chief Engineer
David Smith, retired, to be chief engineer
on the retired list, with rank of admiral;
Captain John 8. Bartlett, retired, to be
rear admiral on the retired Hat.
Also some minor promotions in the navy.
Report Cash for Indians.
The senate committee on Indian affair
today concluded consideration of the In
dian appropriation bill. The committee
recommended a number of changes, and It
amendments add $1,488,185 to the aggre
gate of the bill as passed by the house,
making a grand total of $10,434,213. The
most Important Item of Increase la $1,200,
000 to pay awards to loyal Creek Indians
whose properly was destroyed during the
war of the rebellion. The unsold lands of
the Indian reservation at Fort Hall, Idaho,
which are within five mites of the town, of
Pocatello, are made aubjoct to aettlement
and sale under the terms provided for the
sale of the lands outside of tha Hve-mlle
Provision is made for the arbitrary al
lotment of the lands of 'the Uintah and
White River Utes in Utah if they do not
agree on an allotment prior to June 1.
The time for opening the unalloted lands
ot thl reservation la extended to Ortoher
1, 1904. Grazing lands for the Indian I
limited to 2&0.000 acre, all loulh ot Straw
The act withholding from entry the gil-
onlte and asphalt lands ot the Uncotnpah-
gre reservation In Utah Is reported and the
entry of these lands under the mineral
lands laws is allowed. Authority la given
to institute negotiations with the Utes of
DON'T GIVE UP.
Discouraged Citizens Will Find Comfort
in tha Experience cf an
Profit by the experience of other.
It may save your lite.
' The experience of friend' and neighbors.
The testimony of Omaha people.
Will bring reviewed encouragement.
Here I a case in point.
Mr. David Gorham of 401 North 11th
street ay: "You are welcome to my name
a an lndorser ot Doan'i Kidney PHI. I
had kidney complaint for about three year
and tried doctor and medicine but nothing
seemed to do me much good. Backache,
headache and dizziness bothered me con
stantly vhen I procured Doan Kidney
Pill at Kuhn ft Co,, drug tore I wss so
weak I could not do anything. Their use
brought me relief In a short time. Any
ot my neighbor can vouch for the great
good Doan Kidney Pill did me."
For sale by all dealer, price SO cents.
Foster-Mllburn Co. BuKalo, N. Y., ole
agent for, the United States.
Remember tb name Doan' and take no
y axative promo Quinine
Colorado for the Mens Verd Innds, con-
tainin the clilT dweller ruins. The con
tinuation of the tribal government of th
Seminole nation Is limited to Narch 4. lfi"6.
The court of claims Is given Jurisdiction
over the claims of the confederate bands
of Utes of Colorado and Utabv
Will 1 ae Statehood as Rider.
The friend of the statehood bill Um1.iv
final lv liot'lfln A In have tho omnibus Mil
reported as a rider to the poaoffio arp-
oroDrlatlon bill. It Is expected mat iitv
action will be taken tomorrow.
Xo Senator In Delaware.
ballot fiir'l'nlted Slates senntor todn wa
LOOK. OUT FOR
The rolJ-vrave flag
means zero weathef , icy,
and the bceinninir of
winter ia earnest. To'
Catarra sitflerers there
j tinthlncr rlieerlntr in
these climatic chances,' 'for with the "til
1 j A i ...
return 01 com wcaiuci, ait tue disa
greeable t yinptoms of r Catarrh appear:
blinding headaches, dizziness, a tuffy feel
ing about the nose thnt makes brcatdin
difficult, chest pains, and, as the distie
progresses, a discharge of nattseatinir nut
ter from the throat and nose thnt keeps one
continually hawking and Spittih.
Catarrh "is a most disgasting disease, the
foul mucous secretion that ar constant! v
dropping bnck into the storhach, contami
nate and poisou the blood and is distribuuvl
throughout the body, and.it then become
a deep-seated, tystetnic, persfctent disaase
i.bat must be treated through the blood; for
it is beyond the teach of f prays, washes,
powders or externul treatment of any kind.
S, S. S. soon . cleats -the. system of: all
Catarrhal matter and purea the blood
of the irrilatUjg .poisons, thus efioctuailv
checking the further progress of. this sert
pus and far reaching disease.
...Lookout for Ciitarth in the winter," for
cold stirs the blood and causes excessivd
secretion of mucus and brings to life all the
slumbering poisons that mak,c Catarrh the
. most abominable of all
diseases. S.S.S. keeps
, the blood in such per
fect order .that cold
waves cause no alarm
and the cliance from
the torrid lieat of summer to the rigors of
winter produces no hurtful effects,; .
' 'Write tis if you have Catarrh and our
Fbysicians will advise you without charge.
Book on Blood and Skid Diseases free.
- Tbo Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, .
TO THE PUBLIC
Following is the program for the
Ceclllan l?lano Player recital, ;to be
rendered at C. M..B. A. hall Satur
day evening, from S o'clock.
All music lovers are cordially In-,
v'ted. Thert is ample room; feats
are free. . '.
The announcement made at our
Ir.st recital ; Willi ba , Vutther - ex
plained. C. M. B. A. hall la on tha same
fiYor with our fl4.no Hayer Parlor
and unyona who interested In
Piano PlAysra can . hava ' personal
attention ,ln septrat qoms.
Arlington Dlk 1511--.613 Doige St.,
Over Morton' Haidware r end
.Hardy' 89c Store.- -. ' '
. :: . TROQRAM,,. vr-;,.
At C. M. B. A. Hall, Satnrday even--
log; Febrnary 14:
1. .Midsummer fJIghfa Dream. ...
2. La Chasso Infernal,. Galon
8. Kammenol-Ostrow .Rubinstein
i. Hungarian llhapaodle,, No. 2i
6. Florodora Tell Me, Pretty
C. Iive Old Sweet Song..,..Molloy
7. Valse Bleue Margin
t. Tannhauser Evening Htarr
1 Song ;i Wagner
9. TVInuuietude Dreyschock
10. The lst Hope GotUchalk
11. Light Cavalry Overture Suppe
12. Two 8tep (special) ;. ttouaa,
1 1 '.i ;
are becoming scarce. Do you want one?
2.0 of them In the ROSEBUD, South Da
kota, soon to open. 2.000 more li) Okala
home. This bill paaaed last week. Join
my Homestead Club and become posted.
Send 10 cents for circular' and terms.
C. J. t 0KR, 1608 Howard St., Omahn.
PROGS' LEGS, with Tartar - Sauci
TODAY AT TJUES
CALUMET COFFEE HOUSE
1411 DOUGLAS STREET. .
OMAHA'S LEADING RESTAURANT.
Sunday Matinee and Jflght The, Qreatest
of all Colored tilngers,
And her big compajiy-, of Troubadores,
cumbering W peoyle.
Prices Mat. 26c. toe. Night. 28c, Wo, 76c
FOUR FKRFORMANCE8 STAB.TINO
Xiil'itBtJAr. .iviJAJtr .
Sherlock Holmes." positively no free
Prices-Mat. Co to W W. Night, 26o to COO.
Matlneea Thurs., Sal., dun.,
Kvery Night 8:1S Tonight
Vaudvlfle All-Star Aggregation,
THE ORPHEl'M SHOW.
Direction Martin Hetk.
Mclntyre and Heath. Nat Wills.' Nick.
Dong and ldaline Cotton, Miaiionette
Kokin, Rawson and June, Me'ani Trio and
Julius M. Tannsn.
Regular Prices 10c 26c. 60c.
Omaha Lodge No. 29, R P. O. at Ak-6ar-JJen
MONDAY, FEB, 23
TUB SOCIAL EVENT OF THE SEASON.
Admission to dancing floor, tl 60: admis
sion t spectators' gallery, tl Tickets for
ale at heetoa atoOlna'a and lAUoa'a
Ciug s lores.
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