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OPENS D00RT0 CORRUPTION
Charles Woosfer rolnta Oat Ohjee
ttona to Proposed If w
RrHfe ' Law.
SILVER CRBKK. Neb.. Feb. 14 To the
Editor of The Bee: With your kind per
mission I wish to aubmlt some facta and
observations fcr the consideration of mem
bers of the legislature, and your reader!
generally pertaining to praposed change.
In tha bridge law of this state, aa In
dicated in house roll 113 and senate fllo
II, now pending before tbe legislature.
Tlresa bills, aa I understand, were In
troduced at the Instance of the state as
sociation of county commissioners and
supervisors, a voluntary ergantiatlon un
known to tbe law. They have a legisla
tive committee, or aet of lobbyists, at
Lincoln working In furtherance of their
pet achemea. By what motives these com
missioners and supervisors are actuated
la a very pertinent Inquiry. Are they
working, aa they allege, la the Interest
of the taxpayers, or are they working In
the Interest of their own pockets and
' political fortunes? If the former then,
possibly, they may e entitled to some
consideration for their expenditure of time
and other people's money. (The county
ooards pay the expenses of their repre
aentatfvea to their atate meetings out
of the county treasury, notwithstanding
tht-y have no warrant In law for so doing.)
But of the latter. If as I believe, they are
working to feather their own nests, then
members of the legislature should be on
their guard and the taxpayers should pro
test. No matter what other changes In the
law are Involved In the pending measures
these commissioners and supervisors are
particularly desirous of having the law
changed to as to" permit themselves to do
any bridge work costing 'not more .than
$SO0, whereas now the law requires that
for any Job costing $100 or more they shall
advertise for bids and have the wo.-k done
by contract. They say contractors go In
a combine, or conspire together, to keep'
up the price of bridge work, and that they
can do It cheaper themselves, thereby cav
ing money to the taxpayers and giving
work to their own people Instead of out
siders. It may be true they could do It
cheaper, but would they do It cheaper?
The law assumes tbat county officers, like
other people, may be dishonest and cor
rupt and has wisely provided that "no
county officer shall In anv manner, either
directly or Indirectly be pecuniarily In
terested in or receive the benefit of any
contracts executed by tha county for fur
nishing supplies, or other purposes;
neither shall any office furnish any (Sup
plies on order of the county board with
out contract." And yet, notwithstanding
these provisions of tha law, at least for
some five or six years past, our county
board of supervisors have persistently and
continuously Ignored the law In regard to
advertising for bids and have done the
work themselves, the bridges In almost
every case, and there have been many of
them (building bridges of late yeara being
one of our chief Industries) costing over
$100, and In some cases as high aa $1,000.
Tha board buya lumber and pilea by the
carload and then each supervisor helps
himself and builda bridges in bis own
district personally, ordering other ma
terial from local dealers and employing
help at his discretion, tbe county board
allowing all bills. This, as will at once
be aeen, opens wide tbe floors to jobbery
and corruption. ' But tven If there were
' no corruption still the supervisors make
a good thing out of it. For Instance our
county records abow that during the year
1902 our local supervisors drew $16 from
tha bridge fund, whereaa If they bad not
been violating the law. It la safe to say
b, would not have got $10. And then,
'too, these supervlaora used to increased
patronage, thus unlawfully obtained, to
Influence votera to keep themselves In
office. xAa It has been in this county I
presume it has been in other counties, and
as In thla county supervisors have been
threatened with criminal prosecution, so I
prelum, they may have been threatened
In other countlea, and hence this pressure
on the legislature to so amend the law as to
permit county commissioners and super
visors to do lawfully what .they have here
tofore been doing unlawfully.
Gentlemen of the legislature, we elected
you to attend to all matters of legislation
and we did not elect county commissioners
and supervisor, to be your confidential
adviaora. Don't you see' what la tha mat
ter with these fellows. Change the bridge
law if la your opinion it may be mater
ially Improved, but don't change tha $100
limit or do away with any of the other
aafeguards now hedging about our county
officers, but rather, make them stronger.
rrsse wlllsri Memorial.
HUMBOLDT. Neb., Feb. 15. (Special.)
Service, at all other churches in the city
were dismissed tbla evening te allow tha
people to attend a -memorial service In
honor of the lata France, E. Wlllafd. The
dlflce waa well fllkd and the audience
enjoyed the exercises.
TO CVRB A ("OLD IX ONE DAT
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund tha money it It fails to
cur,. E, W. Grove's signature on each
bog t6e. '
HOIST STREET ftAfT WAGES
Kaeeaehnaetts Companies Agree to
Employee' Demands for
l' Bettor Fay. ..
BOSTON, Feb. ' . 15. Th Masaacbusetta
electric companlea have granted the de
, tnanda of their employee tor increased
The ' raise 'affects 2,623 conductors and
motormen, who are divided Into six classes
or grade, tha averago Increase for all
being 11. IS per cent, or $154,667, based on
laat year s pay rolls. .
Bottle babies are so likely
to get thi. What can be
done ? More milk, condensed
milk, watered milk, household
mixtures try them all. Then
try a little Scott's Emulsion in
It does for babies what it
does for old folks gives new,
firm flesh and strong life.
You'll be pleased with the re
sult It takes only a little in
milk to make baby fat
, Wtl 1 MaJyasittttUui try, U rB. -0OTT
ft Mil W MS e rsarl a, W re York.
SENATE FACES DEADLOCK
Treaties, Bills, sod Monij Votei Side
tracked bj Statehood Debate.
END SEEMS FURTHER OFF THAN EVER
Both Idee Willi determined aad Klaht
May Be Transferred te Pnatofllre
Bill with Omnlhii Mens-
r as Rider.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. The senate still
find. Itself burdened with the statehood
bill, and while Just aa anxiotn to dispose
of It, It I, not even as confident of being
able to do so as at the begtnnlg of last
With only fourteen working days of the
session left, senators generally feel that
the matter must be got out of the way,
but when a suggestion of this kind le
made tbe reply Invariably la that not
withstanding the statehood bill has held
th, right-of-way practically during tha en
tire session, there bss been no lark of
legislation and all bills to which there
baa not been eerloWs opposition have been
passed and not a single appropriation bill
has been delayed for a moment..
Statehood Blocks Proarreas.
The feeling is none the less strong, how
ever, that the statehood bill will be se
riously In the way at the close of the ses
sion, unless disposed of soon. There are
atlll numerous appropriation bills to be
considered; Senator Cullom (III.) wants to
call up varioua treaties; Senator Lodge
(Mass.) la anxious over the fate of the
Philippine bills; Senators Penrot-j (Pa.) and
Fairbanks (Ind.) are clamoring for time
for the Immigration bill; Senator Aldrlch
(R. I.) wants his national bank bill con.
sldered; Senator McComas (Md.) la urging
the lighthouse bill; Senator Quarlea (Wis.)
the land entry bill and Senator Warren
(Wyo.) hla omnibus claims bills. Indeed,
there Is scarcely a aenator who haa not
soma measure which be desire to prebe,
and all feci that the statehood bill may bb
In the way of consideration. Senator Quay
(Pa.), moreover, yesterday g'ave notice that
he would insist on having tbe bill taken
up promptly after the close of routine
morning buslnesa each day in order to
cut off other measures.
All thought of compromise apparently
baa been .abandoned, and no course ex
cept to fight it out now seems open. Tbe
demorcata have refused, absolutely, to ac
cept compromise which would link Arl-
sona with New Mexico and Senator Quay
haa decided not to make any agreement
which would not be satisfactory to his
allies. His Intention, therefore, is "to
stay with the bill to the end."
Tack Measure to Postal. Vote.
It is now definitely decided to use the
postofflce appropriation bill as the vehicle
tor carrying statehood, provided the sen
ate shows a willingness to put tbe meas
ure on any ot the appropriation meas
It Is expected that the postofflce bill as
amended by including the atatehood prop
osition, will be reported on Tuesday or
Wedneaday and Senator Maaon, (III.) chair
man of the postofflce committee, announces
that it la his purpose to ask for almost
Immediate consideration. When the state
hood ' amendment Is reached, the critical
teat la, likely to come. A point of order
will be made against It, that it is not
germane to tbe bill to which attached.
Prealdent Pro Tern Frye will sustain the
point It he rulea on tbe question at all,
but tfie supporters nf atatehood contend
tbat under the aenate rulea he can and
should leave the decision of the matter to
tha senate itself without passing on It
frcm the chair. .
A large number of aenatora advocating
the omnlbua atatehood bill recently signed
a petition to Mr. Frye, asking that this
course be taken. He asked, however, that
the paper should not be presented to htm.
and accordingly it waa not formally laid
before him, but such a suggestion may
be proffered later.'
If tbe amendment should be carried the
statehood light would be transferred to the
postofflce bill, with tha resultant danger
of an extra aesslon If the fight became pro.
traded. If tbe amendment does not carry
the general opinion la that tha statehood
advocates either will have to accept a
compromise or allow tha meaaure to fall
with tha expiration ot the session, for the
opponents.of statehood show, no disposi
tion to yield. , ' '
Friends of Treaty Pusaled.
The chief supporters of th, two im
portant treaties now before the aenate.
the Panama, canal treaty and the Cuban
reciprocity treaty, are greatly puxxled over
the situation. The atatehood bill ..stands
squarely acroas their respective patbwaya.
After .allowing a day for consideration of
the Panama treaty, Senator Quay has de
clined to yield any more time and as a
consequence Senator Cuflom, who Is in
charge of -tooth treaties, finds tbe end -of
th. Senate approaching without seeing hla
way clear to get either ratified. The on,
day given to the Panama treaty has served
merely to demonstrate, that it wlir requite
considerable time to secure action on It.
Senator Morgan ' (Ala.) .talked most of the
day and afterward told ayme of his sen
atorial friends that he had only, begun hla
discourse. It waa then maae eviaenc mac
there would also be sufficient opposition
on the part of other aenatora to- prevent
the auccess ot ' the treaty by tne mere
physical exhaustion ot th, . Alabama- aen
ator. The present purpose r not to attempt
to take up tha Cuban treaty until the
Panama treaty la out ot to- way. Moat
of the democratic aenatora ' and two or
three republicans will vote against the
Cuban agreement; but It a vote can be
reached It la believed that It will be rati,
fled. ' ,
Tomorrow tha Indian appropriation bill
will .be taken up again and ita eonsldera
tlun probably concluded. Senator Tillman
(8. C.) haa announced hla intention to
peak di'rlng the day. in reply to Sonator
Spooner'a (Wia.) recent speech on the race
queatiou In the south and It la not. lm
probable that quit, general debate may
ensue, rtgardless of the fact tbat time In
the senate la precious.
On Saturday a part of the day will be
devoted to eulogie, of tbe late Representa
live Burka ot Texaa.
HOUSE WORK WELL ADVANCED
Appropriation Bills Are Nearly All
Tkrsagk, hat Fowler' Currency
Measure Is In denser.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 15. The approprla
tlon bills are well advanced in tha bouae
for thla atage of tbe aesslon. With nearly
three week, remaining only three supply
bills remain to be acted on.
Two of these, the naval and fort ; flea
tlon bills, are on the calendar, and will be
passed this week. The general deficiency
will follow next week, Delaya of these
bills in th, senate, however, now promise
to crowd thing, during ,4b final houra.
The Fowler currency bill, which baa been
postponed from time to time, I, to have
a special rule making it a continuing order
at the first opportunity ibis week. But It
It reachea the slag, of consideration it uill
be sidetracked, vheaever an appropriation
bill or conference report la ready. Coose
ouvntly co-ildsrabl, Msptioiam u now
manifested a, to whether It will be brought
to a vote. -v
Tomorrow I, suspension day, hut. only
matters of minor importance will be con
sidered. Mr. Moon (dem., TenrO, still refuses as
sent to requests for unanimous consent be
cause the Indian Territory bill is not given
consideration and hla course compels re
course to suspension day for bridge bills
and other minor measures, which usually
go through by unanimous consent.
WATCH 'FRISC0F0r PLAGUE
Health Authorities Narrowly Hoard
Chinatown, Lest Dread Krenr,
WASHINGTON. Feb. 15. In a statement
made public today Surgeon General Walter
YAymah of the Public Health and Marine
hospital service says that the last case
of bubonic plague reported at San Fran
cisco waa on December 11. In accordance
with resolutions adopted by the mercan
tile Joint committee, however, the state
has appointed seven new Inspectors of
Chinatown under the supervision of the
public Health and Marine hospital serv
ice, the selections havlag been made by
Surgeon Glennan and "City Health Officer
O'Brien. These are additional to the corps
of inspectors already engaged In thla
Tbe state, the city and the United State,
authorities are working In harmony, the
surgeon general sgys, and searching In
spections are being carried on to discover
any cases of plague 'which may extat.
These Inspections will be kept up for an
Indefinite period. Other sanitary measures
have been agreed on by the Joint author
ities and are being put Into execution.
Accompanying the resolution of the mer
cantile Joint committee la an official state
ment signed by Oovernor Pardee, Mayor
Srhmitz. Health Officer O'Brl-m of 8an
Francisco, Surgeon Glennan of the public
Health and Marine hospital service and
others. This statement Is dated February
2 and says competent medical authority
has declared that bubonic pest existed to
a limited extent In Chinatown, the last
case having been reported on December
11. This statement la promulgated In ac
cordance with the resolutions adopted at
the conference of state health officers In
Washington as an assurance that there la
no .present or futuro danger from that di
sease, inasmuch as complete and harmo
nious action by all the health authorities
concerned is assured, and will be main
SIGMA NU PHI IS NEW BODY
Washington Law Stadenta Form An.
otKer Secret Greek J.etter
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. A new secret
Greek letter fraternity named the Sigma
Nu Phi, designed to embrace chapters in
11 the law schools of ehe United States, has
filed articles ot incorporation here. Mem
bers ot other fraternities will not be ad
The membership will be confined entirely
to undcrgraduatea of law schools and aulmnl
associations and their faculties. It la pro
posed ultimately to own a fraternity bouse
In. Washington and to publish a paper
here. . . '
The incorporators are members of the
faculty and undergraduates ot the National
University School of Law. ,
SELLS WATER FOR WHISKY
New York Man Who Manufactured
References for Fraudulent
Fix, Is Arreated.
NEW YORK, Feb. 16. Postal Inspector
Cortelyou and Detective McNally of Jer
sey City have arrested Adolpb Jacobson, on
an indictment by the 'grand Jury for grand
larceny and obtaining money on falsa pre
tences. The complainant Is John Masen
san of Haxletpn Pa.
Six months ago tbe postal authorities at
Jersey City received several complaint.
gainst tbe Consumers' Distilling company
and the Traders' Surety company of Jer
sey City, and A. B. Powell company of
Hoboken. It waa alleged that they are all
tbe came persons.
The Consumers Distilling company sent
out agents who represented that they had
large quantltlea of whisky In bond in th.
Hudson county warehouse and were willing
to sell it at less than market rates, the
purchaser to pay one-third down and the
balance on th, delivery of the goods. The
concern referred to the Traders Surety
company and the A. B. Powell company,
both of which commended The Consumer,
A raid on tbe three concern waa planned.
but the managera had taken fright and
fled. Th, Hudson county warehouse proved
to be a myth. All that remained waa the
atock of the A. B. Powell company in
Hoboken. Thla waa aelzed, but Instead of
whisky It was found that all the barrel,
and bottlea wera filled with water. Jacob
on refused to make any statement.
Bnrajlnr Alarm sturta si genre.
The burglar alarm at the United Btatee
National bank has acquired the disagree
able habit of late of going off whenever It
takes a notion and cauxes all kinds of com
motion at the police station and on the
street In the vicinity of the bank. This
morning shortly after 2 o'clock It started
up arm gave the, police a run and also at'
tracted the attention of people who huo
pened to be abroad and those whose orcu
P-uons Keep infra up ai nigni. mere waa
no burglar, nowever.
William Farrell. who claims Den Moines
la., aa his home and Fred Williams, giving
Falls City. Neb., aa his residence, were
arreated last night and held aa ausotcloua
Mrs. Anna Smith, who took carbolic acid
several day, ago with suicidal Intent, be
cause of a quarrel with her husband, Is
progressing niceiy icwaroi recovery under
the care of Dr. Smith. It waa at first
feared that her aesophaaus would close ub
as a result, of the acid burns.
Bob W hlfe. an old man living at Four
teenth and Chicago streets, waa fettling
down for a nap brelde a telephone pole at
the mouth of the alley on Eleventh street
between Douglas and Dodge last night
when Patrol Driver Vanderford happened
along and took him to the station for being
drunk. Mr. White said that the police took
loo much upon themselves.
Frank Frysjn a young colored man llvtnc
at Capitol avenue, waa arreated laat
lilKht and chanted, with assault. Macaie
Johnson, also colored, who Uvea near tha
corner of Eleventh atreet and Capitol ave
nue, was the victim ot the assault, being
stabbed In the left shoulder. Yesterday
was Maitata'a birthday and there waa a
celebration. In th general excitement and
good cheer rran got out his Knlle Md
wounded the hosteoa.
Attorney Mat Miller of David City i, at
Miss Hilda Stille of Houston. Tex., regis
tered at the Millard Ust night.
P. J. Kilpatrlck and wife and E. P.
Nelson of Beatrice, Neb., are at the Paxton,
A. 8. Sands, an attorney of Webber. Neb..
and S. K. Campbell e tlaatings, an I npU-
ment aealer, are guests ut mo ueuone.
J. K Urueh and J. Brett Patterson of
Greeley, Kd Mallrlng of Alliance and A. K.
Langilon of Papillion are Nebraekan, at
V. J. Wilkinson, owner of the U F. D
ranch at Four lkes N. M . stopped In
the city yesterday on his way to Minne
apolis, and 8t. Paul. He la at th. Mer
Nebrabkans at the. Merchants: John
Rlii-hle. irand Island: F. V. Mockett and
Cliff K. Miller. Lincoln; J. H. 1-t-wls, Uiup
Hv; A. bVhrouder, cpiurouus: H.
l.-i.biirz Cretr: F. 1. Homo, Auburn:
U, j. umuan, UUoi Cbaciun tfua, fird.
iXOX' LAUDS TRUST BILLS
Hag Hoiking bat Praise for Measure
LEGISLATION CONCISE BUI EFFECTIVE
Will Give Opportunity to Test Many
Points and Obtain laeful Court
Derisions Without Harm Ian
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. Attorney Gen
eral Knox, whj la known to have proposed
many clauses of the anti-trust bills re
cently passed, being asked the administra
tion's opinion on the legislation, said:
The legislation affecting the trusts passed
at thla session of congress Is satisfactory
to the administration and the prompt re
sponse to the president's requests is highly
gratifying. A long stride In advance haa
been accomplished and the promise, of
last fall have been made good.
Tho giving and taking ot railroad rebates
Is now prohibited by a law capable of
effective enforcement against corpo attons
aa well n. Individuals and the courts of
the United States are clothed with jurisdic
tion to restrain and punish violation.
The act creating the department of com
merce vests In that department complete
authority to Investigate the organization
and business methods of corporations en
gaged In interstate and foreign commerce
and, to that end, to compel the testimony
of persons having the desired knowledge.
The legislation Is cnnelee In Its terms,
but comprehensive in its scope, I'ndef Ita
provisions a fair opportunity will be af
forded to test the effect upon the tendency
toward industrial monopoly of Its guaran
tees of no favors for the great producer
as against the small one.
Discretion is lodged in the president as
to the publication of facts useful to the
fmblic and a wise administration of the
aw promises much that is holpful and
nothing that in harmful.
The lew to expedite the hearing of cases
and giving an appeal directly to the su
preme court from the court of first in
stance assures, within a reasonable time.
authoritative decisions upon Important ques-
tlona on the knowledge of which future
legislation, if necessary, can be confidently
I'pon the whole, the situation is eminently
satisfactory and Is -the result of conces
sions, modifications of view, and forms
of expression upon the part of many earn
est and thoughtful men who have en
deavored within a brief session to meet a
rational public demand In a rational ana
Miss Roosevelt Attends Murdl Graa.
Miss Alice Roosevelt and Mis, Root,
daughter of Secretary Root, left Washing
ton tonight for New Orleans to attend tbe
Mardl Oras. '
Prealdent Talk, Legislation.
There were a number of callers at the
White House tonight, including member,
of congress, with whom the president con
ferred on pending legislation. They In
cluded Senators Hanna and Aidricb, who
remained with Mr. Roosevelt until nearly
Mr. J. Plerpont Morgan, who returned
to th, city from 'Richmond, Va., shortly
before 1, also called during the evening.
He left the house with Senator Hanna
and Aldrlch, going as far a, their hotel
with them, when he returned to his car at
the railroad station, later leaving for New
COTTON STRIKE CONTINUES
Flarhtlns Workmen Get Active Sup
port from Other Employee of
DOVER, N. H., Feb. 15. The ,trlke of
carders and ring spinners at the Cocheco
cotton mills look, more serious tonight
than at any time since the men left work
on Wednesday. ''
The weavers, the mule spinners and th,
loom fixers' unions met separately today
and unanimously endorsed the action taken
by the strikers to remain out and fight to
tbe end. ' 1 '
Later a mass meeting uf all operative,
of the mills was held, which voted to
continue the strike.
LINCOLN CAMPAIGN WARM
(Continued from First Page.)
and who, while not favoring Wlnnett on
other propositions, will do so because ot
His friend, say there is no question but
that Wlnnett haa been a sticker for a
closed up town and it wa, during his last
term, that the saloon license was Increased
from f 1,000 to $1,500. And yet the element
tbat ia fighting Wlnnett claims that he
haa allowed the under world to cavort
around pretty muob aa It pleased., While
tha Adams element assert, that Wlnnett
la too I'.beral In hi, interpretation of the
law In regard to certain parties, the Adams
faction ha, been and la called the "liberal
It ia known, however, that tbe Adams'
candidate, for members of the excise board
ar. In favor of the lower llceilse. Tbe can
didate, on the Adams ticket are Thomas
Hosklns, M. D. Clary and J. W. Wolfe. The
first named ha, been Indorsed by the Cen
tral Labor union .and is the laboring men's
candidate. It is charged, however, that he
wa, indorsed at tbe instance of tbe Bar
tenders' union. Frank A. Wood and J. C.
Harpham, running with Wlnnett, are In
favor of the higher license.
The Wlunett men claim that the fight
on him I, an effort of the D. E. Thompson
element, which now controls the county
organisation, to gain possession of the
city administration. To 'that end It haa
a candidate In every ward In the city: A
W. Stewart, William Lawler, J. W. Henael,
C. Y. Smith. William Albera. Callan Thomp
on and J. C. Pentier. Thla element I, sup
porting James Sheffield for tax commis
sioner and E. T. Roberts for city clerk-
Opposed to these in all wards except the
Second and Sixth, la which the Wlnnett
ufen have no candidates, are: John Har
rot, V. O. Powell, A. H. Hutton, E. H. Mar
shall, WY 8. Harlan for the council; Thomas
H. Pratt for. city clerk and Charlea W.
Spear, for tax commissioner. Those who
are out tor re-eleotlon are: Stewart, Law
ler, Powell, Albera, Thompson, Pentser and
Pratt. B. F. Fox baa no opposition for
re-election aa city treasurer.
Just how the fight will terminate 1, hard
to predict with any degree of certainty.
Both candldatea for mayor are men of
eecognlied ability and integrity and during
the. entire campaign nothing peraonal ha,
been said against either man. Long ago
each candidate opened headquarters and the
fight haa been a warm one. It la not un
likely tbat a second primary will bav, to
be held in order f nominate candidate.
for the excise board, aa the successful
candidate to be placed on the' ticket must
receive majority of all the votea cast.
There are five candldatea and two to elect
National Guard E tamlant Ions.
The report of tbe board appointed to
examine -the officers of the national guard
as to their fitness to bold commissions
waa completed and filed with the adjutant
general late Saturday afternoon. General
Colby will issue an official order giving
the report ot th, board In a few day,.
The following were admitted on their past
recorda or because they were surgeons
ana aia not aiana me examination: toi
onel John W. McDonnell, Second regiment;
Lieutenant Colonel Fred J. Bolshaw, Sec
end; Major Ell Hodgln, Second; Major
John C. Hartlgan, Second; First Liauten
apt Robert A. Clapp. adjutant, Second reg
iment; Captain Clifford Walden, surgeon
eeojid First LituUMOt Frank A Brpws,
assistant surgeon. Second Infantry; First
Lieutenant James B. Fungate, assistant
surgeon. First regiment. .
Following is the list of applicants for
commissions and their general averages:
Captain Samuel E. Yoder, battery A,
Captain Jesse C. Penrod, company V,
First Infantry, 75 6-7.
Captain George A. Eberly, Stanton,
Captain William R. Brooks, engineer and
signal corps, 78 6-7.
Captain Walter F. Samraons, company
A, Second Infantry) 11 1-7.
Captain John T. Crosier, compiny D,
First Infantry, 6.
Captain F. W. Ludwfg, company F, Sec
ond infantry, 87 4-7.
Captain George W. Sues, Millard rifles.
Captain Otl, M. Newman, company H,
Second infantry, 83 6-7.
Captatn Charles Smrha, jr., company G,
First infantry. 70 1-7.
Captain Bruce McCulIoch, South Omaha
cavalry, 71 2-7.
First Lieutenant Iver 8. Johnson, Stan
ton rifles, 59 4-5.
First Lieutenant William E. Baehr, com
pany L. First Infantry, 84 1-6.
First Lieutenant Raymond J. Pool, com
pany D, First Infantry, 88 4-5.
First Lieutenant Clinton W. T. Garri
son, battery A, 51 4-5.
First Lieutenant Harry E. Tagg, South
Omaha catvary. 61.
First Lieutenant Karl H. Shankland,
company II, Second Infantry, 63 8-6.
First Lieutenant Justin M. Sarbach,
quartermaster. Second Infantry, 80 1-5.
First Lieutenant Roy H. Walker, Mll-
Urd rifles, 72 1-5.'
Second Lieutenant Fred J. Feyerherra,
Stanton rifles, 72.
Seconds Lieutenant Fred Hill, Richards,
engineer and algnal corps. 90 1-3.
Second Lieutenant Harry W. Major,,
company L, First Infantry. 79.
Second Lieutenant Lawrence E. Jones,
company C, First Infantry, 71 2-3.
8econd Lieutenant Marlon Foster, com
pany B, Second. Infantry.
Second Lieutenant Edmund H. Mullow-
ney. Company H, Second Infantry, 85 2-1.
Second Lieutenant Clara D. Peebler,
Company H. First Infantry. 74 2-3.
Second Lieutenant Oliver A. Falrchild.
Company A. Second Infantry. 57.
Second Lieutenant E. H. Baumann, West
Point rifles, 80 2-3.
Second Lieutenant Edward L. Fodge,
Company D, Flrat infantry, 75.
Second Lieutenant Charles W. Taylor,
Company O, First Infantry, 81 1-3.
Second Lieutenant James H. Duncanson,
South Omaha cavalry, 67 2-3.
Second Lieutenant Anton Henrlksen,
Company H, Second Infantry, 67 2-3.
Second Lieutenant Albert Herman Bar
ker, Company F. Second Infantry, 66 2-3.
Second Lieutenant Edward V. Cooper,
Millard rifles, 81 2-3.
Second Lieutenant Charles H. Dean,
Beemer to Take Chnrnre.
A. D. Beemer, appointed some time ago by
Oovernor Mickey aa warden of the peniten
tiary, will take charge tomorrow. Today
has been spent by Mr. Beeaier In Inspect
ing the prison. Yesterday he met with the
Board of Public Lands and Buildings and
discussed matters pertaining te the peni
tentiary. One of the unpleasant features
devolving upon Mr. Beemer will be tbe car
rying out of the death sentence imposed
upon Gottlieb Nelgenflend, who murdered
his wife and mother-in-law and attempted
to exterminate hi, entire family. The pris
oner i, to be banged Friday, March 13. Mr.
Beemer will make no changes In nla staff
for several, days.
WINTRY BLASTS GENERAL
(Continued from First Page.)
add a continuance of sero weather through
out this section haa coat the stock and
sheepmen ot northern Utah, southern Wy
oming and Idaho thousanda of dollar,' In
th, loss of stock.
If th, weather does not moderate soon.
the losses will be enormous, according to
men conversant with existing conditions.
Today the mercury hugged the aero mark
gnd the predictions are tor continued cold.
Where It is possible sheep and stock men
are hauling feed to their atarvlng herds
but in most cases this cannot be done.
Word was received In this city today that
cattle men In the Shoshone district of
Idaho being unable to feed their Isolated
herda, and In order to prevent a total loa,
have been compelled to ahoot the stock,
the carcasses being stripped of the bide.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 15. A steady
downpour of rain, which continued all day,
tonight turned Into sleet.
OVERLAND LIMITED DITCHED
Famous Through Train Meets Disaster
in Nevada and Five Perseus
. Are Injured.
RENO, Nev., Feb. 15. The Overland lim
ited, eastbound, running sixty-five miles
an hour to make up lost time, was par
tially derailed near Winnemucca on tho
Southern Pacific at 3:30 thla morning, the
Two engines and three cars went into
a fifteen-foot ditch. Five persons were
slightly injured and two seriously. Mlaa
Helen A. Carson of Ban Francisco was on,
of those' slightly hurt. The names of the
others are unobtainable tonight.
The seriously Injured were Mrs. O. E.
Vaughn, Scranton, Pa., conousalon of
spine; Charles W. Brown, train barber,
Chicago, broken rib and Internal injuries.
Th, diner, three sleeper, snd an observa
tion car left the track. The last two did
not 'drop from the embankment, but the
others tore down the steep incline,
ploughed through the deep (now and were
cattered along tbe track for several hun
The heavy sleeper, were only partly
turned over, but th, composite car and
the diner were thrown on tlfsir sides at
right angles with the track.
The passengers, of whom there were
about thirty, were nearly 'all thrown from
their bertha and ahaken about in the car,
like dice. It 1, nothing short of miracu
lous that only two of th, number reoelved
Injurle, of any consequence.
Four waitera and three porter, sustained
A wrecker waa sent Immediately t'o th
scene. The observation car waa drawn
back on tha rails and the Injured and all
th, passengers placed In It and brought
here to await the clearing of th. Hue.
Later the passenger, wer, sent eaat on
COLE YOUNGER GOES HOME
Famous Bandit Summoned to Bister's
Sick. Bed In Missouri
ST. PAUL. Minn., Teh. 15. Col, Younger
left St. Paul on Saturday for hla old home
In Missouri, which he lrft to participate
in the memorable Northfield bank raid
twenty-aeven year, ago.
Younger ba) planned to luave St. Paul
on Monday, but he received a telegram on
Saturday afternoon stating that hla sister
waa seriously ill at Lee, Bunrmlt, Mo., and
he decided to leave at once. ' ,
He aaid he Intended to locate In Dallas,
Tex., and uould probably go Into stock
.rtUlDfi i ?
MAINE IS REMEMBERED
Amerioans, Cubans and Spaniard, Unite in
Tribute at Havana.
WRCCKID VESSEL HUNG Wltr! TROPHIES
OMrlnla Purposely Hold Aloof, bat
MuTtr 1 nlformed Men Join In Serv
ices and Attend Simple
Ceremony In Bay.
HAVANA. Feb. 15. Four hundred Ameri
can, this afternoon observed the anniver
sary ot the destruction of Maine. They
proceeded to where Maine now Ilea with a
flag draped with crepe and a wreath, which
was hung on the wreck as a tribute to thoae
who lost their lives in the disaster. Rep
resentatives of the Cuban Veterans' asso
ciation took part In the ceremony, and
brought the finest of all the floral offering,.
The exercise, were purely memorial, ref
erences calculated to revive animosities
being avoided. (.
Officials Stand Aloof.
The United State, legation was not rep
resented, Mr. Squlcrs holding that any pos
sibility of stirring up Spanish feeling by
public service ought to be avoided. Tha
Cuban government officially decided not to
attend, but a government launch accom
panied the procession to the wreck. Consul
Rublee, Vice Consul Springer and some
representative, of the United State, arm
A United State, quartermaster', launch
led the way to the wreck, followed by two
small steamers loaded with American,, and
numerous little craft. All about the har
bor American and Cuban flags were flying
at half mast. The strains of tbe dead
march, played by tbe band of the United
States Artillery corps, floated across the
water as the procession made its way to
Maine. , ,
Prayer aad Speeches Close Sorvlee.
After completing the decorations of th,
wreck, the boats clustered around th,
quartermaster's launch, tbe awning deck of
which was utilised as a platform. After a
prayer offered by Rer. Mr. McPherson,
General Nunex, the governor of Havana
province, who is also the president of the
Cuban Veteran's association, declared in
Spanish tbat the Cuban veterans would
never permit such an occasion to pas,
without testifying their regard for those
whom th, Cubans wer, proud to regard as
Ernest Conant delivered: the memorial
address. He paid a tribute to the victims,
but commended the mutual respect estab
lished among; those) who for a brief period
fought each other. Referring to the late
Admiral Sampson, he also eulogiied the
Spanish admiral, Cervera.
Other speakers urged the co-operation of
Cubans, Spaniards and Americans In work
ing out Cuba's destiny.
Tha ceremony concluded with tbe sound
ing of "taps."
WINE RUINS AMBASSADOR
Baron worn Rollebea Recalled for A
vertlslnar Champagrae la Connec
tion with Kaiser's Yacht.
NEW YORK, Feb. 15. The World to
morrow will say from evidence brought
out in the United States circuit court: "It
appears that Emperor William's sudden
and mysterious recall ot Baron von Holle
ben, German, ambassador at Washington,
closely followed charges that he had used
hi, official position to advertise a certain
This wise has been urged in vain by
the embassy for use in the christening ot
the emperor's yacht, Meteor, by Miss Alice
"Herbert Llmburger, member of the law
firm of Hoadley, Lauterbach and Johnson;
who figured ia the litigation In tbe circuit
court at Milwaukee returned to New
York yesterday, and told for the first time
that these charges against Baron von Hoi
leben were presented in person by Edward
Lauterbach to Secretary Hay, that Presi
dent Roosevelt had directed an Investiga
tion of the chargea inasmuch as he here
tofore had taken a conscious part in the
launching of the emperor's yacht and hi.
daughter had broken the bottle of wine
at the christening. Mr. Llmburger says
Count von Quadt, secretary of the Ger
man embassy, admitted on cross-examination
that the baron had received a letter
from the producers of a certain champagne
offering him twenty cases If he would des
ignate that wlae for the christening of
"Wallace Downey, who built Meteor,
testified that be was repeatedly Importuned
by Count von Quadt and by tbe secretary
of tha German consulate to use a special
brand ot wine at the christening. He had
already bound himself to use another brand
and he refused to break bis euntract ua
les, assured that th, emperor hlmsejf had
requested the use ot the wine designated
by the secretary ot the embassy.
"When seen by a reporter at his home
Mr. Llmburger gave detail, of the affair:
"ItMs true," he said, "that charge, w,re
filed last summer against Baron von Holle
ben with the State department at Wash
ington, accusing him of using his official
position to advertise a certain wine, and
further accusing him ot having sent a
wilfully false telegram to the agent at
Milwaukee the night after the launching
of Meteor, ssylng that his wine waa
used at the christening, when in fact t
"These charges were presented to Sec
retary Hay In person by Edward Lauter
bach of our firm, representing our client.
Tbe reason why they were not mad, public
sooner Is that we reoelved expre,, permis
sion of Secretary Hay to make them publlo
only a few days prior to my leaving for the
west to try the aetlon between th, two
wine tnerchanta. W, ehall make them pub
llo in few days, when I receive a trans
cript of the evidence taken. I have been
Informed that after the filing of these
chargea President Roosevelt had an In
vestigation made. Some time thereafter
Baron von Hollebea was recalled by ths
"Count von Quadt', testimony wa, taken
In Washington, and correspondence between
Baron von Holleben, Count von quadt ana
others was Introduced. Tbe testimony of
the German consulate waa taken here In
New York. ,
"Upon cross examination Count von
Quadt admitted tbat no Instructions bad
been received by the German embassy from
the emperor, but that Baron von Holle
ben's action was Instigated by a letter to
him from the maker,. Id which they offersd
blm twenty- cases aa a gift if their brand
"Judge Seaman in Milwaukee, after hear
ing all the testimony In the United State,
court, instructed the Jury in the report
that had been made public tbat tbe make ot
wine used had been selected by tbe em
peror of Germany, and the statement that
another had been substituted waa libelous
and talae, and that our client waa entitled
to damages for the circulation of tbat re.
-ttative promo Quinlna
port ' The Jury on Sunday afternoon
brought In a verdict for damages, raid to
be the largest ever awarded for libel In
the state of Wisconsin."
RAILROADS TC - ARBITRATE
Mlrhlsran Central and Grand Trunk
Appoint Umpire to Settle De
troit Bridge Controversy.
DETROIT, Mich.. Feb. 15. Tho long
standing controversy between the Michigan
Central and the Orand Trunk over the lo
cation of the proposed high brlrtre across
the Detroit rtver is to be settled by George
E. Morrison, an engineer ot International
The Grand Trunk baa contended for a
site up the liver, where It, yards lie, and
the Michigan Central ha, favored one fur
ther down stream, where it, yards are
located, fully five mile, of river front hav
ing been covered in the discussion. Mr.
Morrison was one of tbe engineer, who
helped build the Brooklyn bridge and the
St. Louis railroad bridge and was one of th,
commissioners sent to Central America to
study thV Nicaragua routo for an Isthmian
canal. His appointment aa arbitrator haa
the approval of the president of both
FORCES MAN THROUGH TIMBER
Knstne Plows Into Lake Shore
Frelaht, Carryln Conductor
to nla Death.
EfcKHART, Ind., Feb. 15. A wreck oc
curred on the Lake Shore aeven miles west
of here today, resulting in tbe dnath of
Jame, Connolly of Elkhart, conductor of c
westbound freight, and In tbe serious in
Jury ot J,hn La Luby.
A passenger engine v crashed Into the
rear and of the freight, demolishing the
caboose and driving Connolly through the
front and Into a flat car ahead. The ca
boose took fire and burned.
Lifi Insurance Company,
Of Hartford, Conn.
Net Assets, January 1. 1902 $63,619,683.92
RECEIVED IN 1902.
For Premiums 35,271,681.42
For Interest and
DISBURSED IN 1902.
For claims' by
turned to policy-holders
lapsed and '
Total to Pollcy-
Fee,, Printing, Ad
Real Kstate, all
other Expenaea .... 98,RM.97
Profit and Loss 67.257.98
Balance Net Assets Deo. 31, 1902. .368,182,791.83
SCHEDULE OK ASSETS.
Loans upon Real Estate, first
IiOans upon Stocks and Honda..
Premium Notes on Policies In
Cost of Real Estate Owned by
Coat of Bonds
Cost of Bank and Railroad
Cash in Banks
Bills Receivable .'
Agents' Debit Balances
Interest due and
Accrued t 895,018.35
Rents Due and Ac-
Market Value of
Stocks and Bonda
Over Cost 1,202.252.86
Net Uncollected and
Deferred Premiums 353.015.80
' " 32,461,846.39
Less Bills Receiv
able and Agents'
Debit Balances 10.031 59
Admitted Assets Dec. 81. 1902 865,634.606.13
Amount required to
reinsure all outstand
ing Policies, net.
Company standard 157,676.391.00 v
All otner llabllitle... M76.221.69
Surplus (Including contingent
real estate depreciation mem.
account, $420,540.67) $6,379,992 43
Ratio of expense of manage
ment to recelpta in 1902 12.06 per cent
Policies in force Dec 31. 02.
63.762. Insuring $165,868,226.00
JACOB I. ORKEHB, Prealdent.
JOHN M. TAYLOR, Vlee Prealdent.
HERBERT H. WHITE, Secretary.
DANIEL H. WELLS, Aetnary.
JOHN SYLVAN BROWN, Oeaernl Agent,
617 First National Bank Building, .
Woodward A Burgees,
FOR FOUR PERFORMANCES START
prices Mat,"o to $1.60; night, 25c to $2.
No free lWt. Beat, on aale today.
Curtain Rise, at 3 and $ p. m.
Blx Performances, Starting Bunday Mat.,
MONDAY CCD 00
N ILUl fctf
The Phenomenal Bohemian violin vir
tuoso, after his triumphs in New York.
Boston, Chicago :: : : : : : :
la Conjunction with Mls Julia Oeyer. Solo
Pianoforte; Mr. Frans Splndler,
Direction RUDOLPH ARONSON.
Prices 60c, 75c, $1.0U, $1 60. Beat, on aale
Matinees -Thurs., Sal.. Bun., J 11
HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE
Cressey and Dayne, Edith Helena, Zasell
Vernon, Wood and Bates, The three
Llvlngt". and the Klnodrome.
Regular Price lOo. 3au too.
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