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tribute the light that the large court room
will have ttaa proper light distribution.
Ths light will cest the county $100.
Starts til Kngtae Room aad Entire
Btrartwre ' I C.
LOCISVILLK. Neb., Marrta 1. (8perlal
Telegram. rTJie flouring mill of this place,
was discovered on lire about 4 o'clock this
mofnlng. It started In the engine room
and In a very short time the flames reached
the main building, and In little over an
hour lb whole s'mrtnre was burned to
(he ground, with about 400 sacks of flour,
1,004 bus Mm of wheat and several hundred
bushel of corn and oats.
There was $4,00 Insurance, which will
cover about one-third of the loss. Just
how the fire started Is mystery. C. D.
Tapper Son, who own the mill, expect
to form stock company and build a much
larger will than the one Juet destroyed.
Fifteen Hundred Mr In Mae at Ne
braska City Demon
NEBRASKA CITT, Neb.. March 1. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The American Federation
of tabor held a monster parade hers this
afternoon, with addresses afterward at
the Overland theater by prominent labor
leaders. This demonstration was given
for (he purpose of showing the strength of
union labor In this city, and the effect was
all that could be desired. About 1,600 men
were In line, headed by Loeb'R concert
band, which made Its first public appear
ance, and was -very favorably received. The
streets were crowded with people, which
made the city take on the gala appearance
of a circus day.
Ppcet Cros fay a.
TECf MSKH, Neb., March 1. (Special.)
n. J. Taylor of North Loup has been visit
ing relatives her the last week. He tells
good stories concerning the raising of pop
corn in Valley county. A great deal or it
Is grown there. A year ago lost fall Mr.
Taylor went out there and bought a farm,
paying $11 an aero for It On the place
he planted twenty-eight acres of popcorn,
which gave him a yield of 70,000 pounds.
He sold the rraln for $780. In other words.
It paid him $25 an acre. This year he will
plant a much larger acreage. He aays
there la always a demand for the corn,
agents of big breakfast food concerns from
the east being en hand to contract for It
as soon as It Is planted. Prices range welL
Buy Term of Court.
TECUM8KH, Neb., March 1. 8peclal.)
A vaet amount of work la being acconv
plished at this session of the. dlatrlot court
In and for Johnson county. - Judge J. 8.
8tull of Auburn la on the bench and both
a grand and petit jury Is at work. Of
course, the work of the grand Jury Is
secret, but many witnesses have been called
for examination during the last week. The
ease of J. L. Carman against the county,
wherein Mr. Carman wanted damages for
the loss of hla traction engine, which went
through a bridge when J. B. Gooch was
killed, went In favor of the county. Sev
eral small cases have beea decided and a
number of divorces granted. a
Arrested for Abasias Horee,
FREMONT, Neb., March 1. (Bpeclal.)
Pete Miller, a Junk dealer and at one time
a well known butcher and cattle buyer,
.was arrested beta on th charge f cruelty
to a horse. It was reported that Miller
hitched R .horse .which. Jud betonia hart
and unable to travel to a tree beside the
tAAit 1 M IT VAI'.t t.HH.t.1. X
where it remained until, taken, away by a
farmer at Sheriff Bauoutn' direction yes
terday evoning. Pete pleaded not guilty
and professed t fee very .indignant that
auch a charge should be preferred against
him. His trial will be held Monday after
noon. .. . , .
New Town Near Hamnoldt.
HUMBOLDT Neb, March 1. (Special.)
Nims City is the name of a new towa
which has been started en the farm ef
. Frank Nims, about twelve miles southeast
of this city, and the inhabitants already
claim a general atore, a pool and billiard
hall, a barber shop and other business
houses In prospect. A company naa also
been fortnwd to build a city halt It ra un
derstood the new town will take the place
of rnddleburg-, which was wiped almost out
of existence at the time of the establish
ment of Humboldt's mall routes, which
caused the government to discontinue the
postofflce at that place.
K. ( Pv Lodge Revives.
STANTON, Neb.. March 1. (Special.)
Uriel lodge No. IIS. Knights of Pythias,
of thla clt.-, which has-been dormant for
the hast two or three years,, baa taken on
new life and energy and promise to again
assume its old activity. Last night Grand
Chancellor Kelly waa here to assist in the
revival, and notwithstanding the bad storm
, prevailing, a good time was had and nine
new candidates initiated. '
. Catches Man em Train.
FREMONT, Neb.. March 1. (Special.)
Sheriff Bauman arrested John Armstrong
on a train of the Elkhora yssterday after-
rr on the charge of assaulting Constable
. ' Hansen while In the discharge of his
duti as an officer. Armstrong left towa
after the aasautt and waa paasing through
'here en the train when the sheriff aaw
him. He pleaded guilty and was given
sixty aays in me county jail.
Cavee Merrar) Statement.
PLATT8MOUTH, ' Neb.. March I. (Spe
ctal.) County Register H. A. Schneider
fnrnlshes the following mortgage record of
Cass county for February: Farm mortgages
Sled amounting to $8,S2S: released, $44,143
city mortgagee Bled, $4,168; released. $5,731.
Farm mortgagee show an Increase of $4S,000
over the aame month last yesr.
Aajwntlaa- Fir Lose.
'YORK. Neb., March I. (Special.) Ad
justers for the fire Insurance companies who
had lines on the Lang stock of furniture
ml oneensware adjusted the lorn that nr
curred Isst week and paid Lang at Co.
$$,(00. The . damage to atock was from
heat and smoke.
RJefcarasea Uoaaty Teaekera.
HVMBOLDT. Neb., March 1. (Special.)
The annual meeting of the Richardson
County Teachers' association will meet at
Salem Friday evening and Saturday, March
and T. and an interesting program has
been arranged and sent out by the accre
ry. .
Recommended by
The Gorh&m Co.
Silver Polish
An indispensable Household req
uisite. Clean, u well as polishes
An rmpotiaibie eeJ $
Jewetnra tt "
ecnllar Taigl in Bottling Up the Eita t
- - of aaOrd Kn.
Eiffitlre (pvmmlttee e Corn Int.
prevero Aeeelatloa Adnpta Ralea
tor the 1tH! Com
petition. From a Htaff orreepondent.)
LINCOLN. March 1. (Special.) The
story of the separation 6f a husband and
wife, the remarriage of the latter, the
death 6f the former and finally the locating.
years after, of their son, Id claim a portion
of the estate of his grandparents, will be
told in the supreme court Tuesday In the
case of E. N. Bailey, guardian of Claude
W, Mason, against Thomas B. Garrison,
guardian of Clauds . W Mason. The plain
tiff seeks to prevent the defendant secur
ing $500 which he had paid Out in at
torney's feea lQ settling Up the estate. Tho
tory differs from fiction only In that after
everything was settled to the satisfaction
ef everybody th guardians are squabbling
over a portion of the money. The case
came to the supreme court from Ord, Neb.
Xlaude W.i Mason, a long-lost son and
heir. Is the cause of all the .controversy.
Shortly after he waa born to the wife of
Walter C. Mason his father and mother
separated. The father came to Ord, Neb.,
from Geneva Lake, Wis., and Joined his
parents, N. H. and Melissa Mason. The
mother and the Infant son, Claude W. Ma
son, removed to Sac City, la., where she
waa later married to. a man named Miller.
Claude W. Mason then took the name of
Miller and wax known as Miller's son. In
the meantime Walter C. Mason, the father
of the boy, posed as a single man In Ord,
and the fact that he was ever married waa
known only to one person outside of the
Meson family. During his residence In Ord
Walter C.' Mason lost all track of hla
former wife and his son and later died
there. In 1899 N. H. Mason and Mellsa Ma
son went to Massachusetts. N. H. Mason
died there and y Alfred Mason, another son,
was appointed administrator of hla estate
with a will attached. During the settle
ment of this Mrs. Mason died and Alfred
Mason was appointed administrator of her
Pending the settlement of the estate A.
Norman, an attorney of Ord, learned of
the fact that Walter C. Mason' had been
married and had a living son. After much
difficulty he located the boy at Sac City,
la., where he waa known as Claude W. Mil
ler,' having taken the name of hla step
father. Norman found all the car-marks
of a Mason on the boy and the fact that
he waa the grandson of the dead Mason
waa duly proven. Then-Thomas B. Garri
son was appointed guardian of the boy In
Nebraska and B. N. Bailey waa appointed
guardian In Iowa. Garrison made a verbal
contract with Norman to assist In settling
the estate and getting for the boy his share.
After thla waa 'done Garrison, according to
his agreement, paid to Norman $500 out of
the estate.
Then Garrison and Bailey got together
to make a final wlndup of the affair. Bailey
objected to allowing Garrison credit for the
$500. Garrison obtained Judgment In the
county and district courts and ' Bailey ap
pealed to the supreme court. The boy's
share of the estate was something over
$10,000. '
. Farmers to Incorporate, ,.
A a result -of a meeting of the Farmers'
Co-operative Grain and Live Stock associa
tion, held In Lincoln, February 11, the a-
socleUan will incorporate uader the- laws of
the state. This was decided laat night at
a' meeting of the directors held at tie Lin
dehV betel. The capital atock of the. new
company will be-$500,000 and its heedquar-
tera will he in Lincoln. - As soon as $25,000
of the stock is subscribed the articles of
incorporation will be filed with the secre
tary of state. . , . ;
The directors of the company expect to
cover preotlcally the entire state with their
local branches, and these may either allow
the head office to operate their elevators or
do It themselves. , The (took may be owned
by the local branchea or Individuals. Nearly
100 local branchea -are -being organized at
present. The directors last night expressed
themselves as being well satisfied with the
elevator bills introduced. in the legislature.
The officers of. the company are: J. 8. Can-
ady, MInden, president; James M. Arm
strong, Auburn, vice president; John Reese,
Broken Bow, secretary G. Smith, Kear
ney, Treasurer. The board ot directors is
composed of J. 8, Can ady, James M. Arm
strong, John Reese, O. BrlttelL, Elgin; R.
B. Price, Thayert L 8. Deeta, Kearney;
Jacob Eblera, Gretna. -,'
Winter Cora Shew, lOe.
The executive committee of the Nebraska
Corn Improvers' asspolatlon met In Lincoln
on February J5 and adopted a premium list
tor tne winter corn snow, to no aeia in Jan
uary, 1904.
The following rules governing the show
were adopted:
1. Each exhibit shall consist of ten ears
and must have been grown by the exhibi
tors in the season of 1408. and no exhibitor
shall make more than one entrv of anv one
variety In claea A, but may enter any num.
ner or exninits ror Class a.
z. All exhibits must be nut In nlace bv
the owner, without expense to the a rela
tion, not later than 12 o'clock noon of Tues
day, January 19, 1904, or Rent by freight or
express prepaid to the secretary, to reach
hlra not later than o'clock p. in. Saturday,
January 16, 1904.
s. roe corn in class A anall be Judged by
the scale ot adopted by the associa
tion at Its meeting on .September a, lSui,
and by the variety standard adopted by
tne committee or me association naving
that In charge.
4. Judatnc shall bsfln at. 11 o'clock anon
on Tuesday. January 19. and ahall be com-
fleted as soon as maj be thereafter, when
be exhibits shall be thrown ooen for the
Inspection of the publlu.-
s. KxniDiis snail rx unaer tne control or
the committee on fudging during; the show
and shall become the property of the aaeo-
elation wnen awards are announced.
a. I'omwtltldli ahall be ODen to the state.
but no general eeeiWman, contract grower
or Jobber In seed grains shall compete. I
Clans A One hundred dollars shall be
paid in oash premiums for named varieties
Of field corn, to be Judged under rule 3. The
premium money snail b prorated to all
exhibits adoring above TO points, on the
basis of points scored above 70.
Class n Fifty dollar shall be paid In
cash nremlums for the five best collections
of field corn, any one collection to be grown
by the exhibitor: number of varieties.
amount or corn ana general excellence to
fovernf First, $16; second, $12; third, $10;
ourth, Sft. fifth, to.
the following named varieties will be
reroanlxed In class A: . ' .
Yellow Golden Row, Mammoth Golden
Yellow, Learning, Iieeal Tender, field's Yel.
low Ient.. Pride of the North, Cattle King,
Wood'e Teilow Pent,. Kariy V!low Rose,
Minnesota No. 13, Alr.lrt, 'ld Ivnt.
Hoa-uea' Tel low Dent. Oolden Cap, Iowa
Gold Mine. Riley'a Favorite.
White Imperial White. Silver Mine,
Mammoth White Penrl. Nebraska White
Vri, Mills County White, Mahan White.
White Halamander, Snowflake White,
Boone County White.
Mixed Calico. Bloody Butcher, Smut
Nose r llnt.
Below will be found a list ot cases that
will be called tor hearing March S, 1903, In
the supreme court:
- la the aapreaae Cesrl.
Youngeton against Bond., from Kearney;
Knight araintt Itnmtn, from Butler; ben
nett agalnal .Bennett, from Boyd; Hoard
U3unty fommltilotwri of Dawes County
agalnitt Furuy. from Douglas; WalklnS
against Youll. from Boy a: uan County
against McKtnlty-Lannlng Inan and Trust
t'omuany, from IyOsn; Anderson against
Irea. from Cedar: RllS aaalnst KUbe,
from Cedar; National Mutual Building and
l.uun Assx'Jallon axaliiat Ketsman, from
Harlan; Coxe broa agalnat Omaha Coal,
Coke and Lime Cumpany, from Douglas;
lneon nrelnst Hanson, from Wayne;
Unllpy RKHlnut CurrienN. rrom Valley;
Craven aaalnet Crnven. from M'rrlrk: 8ex
tnn ag-tinet Harrlnrtnn, Imtn H"lt;
Kmnntiil aanlntt Honiara, frim podg-p;
WhMnn aalnt Cornett, from llownrd;
Morton aitHlnot Rohlff. from Dnuaias;
Hilding eaalnst Omaha, trom Iouaiee;
Harris, Franklin r Co. against Layix rt.
fmm C'hrrry: Harrln, Kranklln V Co.
a(tnln-t Tharkrey, from Chprrrt Power
aalnit Allpn, from D.mttlas; South Omaha
BRiilnot Fennell, from Doiiglae; Ttorthwick
aanlnrt tlmahn. from mucins; 8ton
nsalnet Bnrll from Oreley; ('ox nralnat
Crow, from Phelpa; Chicago, Burlington A
Qulncy Railway Company against Real,
from Kearney; Danforth KKalnat Kowlfr,
trom Clay; Pitman agelnxt Humphrey,
from Dawca; Da now agalnat Denney. from
Cherry; Knlow Cattle Company against
Oanow, from Ijinraeter; Red Cloud against
Farmers' and Merchant' Ranking Com
pany, from Webster; McNutt against State,
from Cedar.
Knanr Beet Bounty.
. NORTH BEND, Neb.. Feb. 28. To the
Editor of The Bee: I notice In your Issue
of the 27th Inst, an article entitled "Beet
Sugar Bounties," and in this I fail to find
one word about the 1896 bounty due the
beet growers or the state.
It Is well enough tor Mr. Ferrar to say
that $48,000 Is all the money paid. out by
his company on bounties for the years ot
1896 and 1896, but the fact ia It did not
pay out one dollar for the 1896 bounty.
after having agreed to do so in the con
tract for that year, providing the legisla
ture would make an appropriation for that
Now, why should the beet growers' ot
1896 think Oiere waa any mere doubt of
their getting the $1 per ton extra when
they grew their erop than there would be
of the sugar company's claim not being
allowed ?
Mr. Ferrar was very careful last Decem
ber to retnse to give the names and post
office addresses of the 1896 beet growers,
because they desired to organise them
selves and send representatives to the
legislature to look after their own Inter
ests. I suppose he had in mind that It
would be easier to get an appropriation for
$48,000 than for $118,000.
There is no doubt but what be state
honestly owes the Oxnard people $18,000,
but it Just as honestly owes the farmers
$65,000 for the 1896 bounty. This particular
season happened to be one of the beat for
the beet growers and the test was very
high, but the sugar company, for some
reason best known to itaelf, delayed the
starting of the factories, which resulted In
leaving one-fourth of the crop froien In
the ground, and proved to be a total loss
to the farmers.
Now, when we take Into consideration
that the beet growers of 1895 were only a
small part of the beet growers of 1896, It It
very plain to see that the state cannot
afford to make fish of one and flesh of
another of Its cltlxens.
In vtew of the above facts, surely no
fair minded member of the legislature can
vote to pay the Oxnard company and leave
the beet growers of 1896 holding the sack.
Yours truly, C. CUSACK.
Delea;atea Address Beatrice People In
the Varlom Chnrchee
of the City. .
BEATRICE, Neb., March 1. (Special.)
The following delegates to the Young Men's
Christian association convention nd speak
ers of prominence occupied the pulpits at
the various churches thla morning: First
Presbyterian, F. L. Willis, Omaha; Centen
ary Methodist, O. T. Coxhead, St. Louis;
La Belle Street Methodist, C. M. Mayue,
Lincoln, Juliua Sheppard, North Platte;
Oerman Methodlat, J. R. Bader, Fremont;
First Baptist, M. A. Wolfe, Grand Island,
i. W. ilogue,; HaatlagiChj4atiaa George
D. McGill, Omaha, D. P. De TToung, Cotner
university; Congregational,! H. B. ' Ward,
Lincoln, George F. Rosa, State university;
English Lutheran, Prof. Fordyce, Lincoln,
C. M. Penny, State Normal, Peru; United
Brethren, F. . C, Marsh, South Omaha, W.
J. Baker, Chadron.
At 8:15 p. m. a meeting for men only
was held In the Presbyterian church and
at the same hour a meeting for boys was
held In the Christian church. Henry. Oa
trom and E. M. Robinson were the speak
ers. A meeting for women waa held In
Centenary church, addressed by W. M. Par
sons. In the evening Henry Ostrom gave
the principal address, followed by a fare
well service conducted by State Secretary
J. P. Bailey ot Omaha.
Beginning Monday nlgUt a aeries of union
revival services will be held here until
March 10. The meetings will be conducted
by Henry Ostrom, evangelist.
Oraraniae Connty Health Board.
BEATRICE. Neb., March 1. (Special.)
A county board of health was organised
here yesterday In compliance with the re
quest of the secretary of the atate board.
The new board Is composed of the follow
ing gentlemen: Dr. J.- W. McKlbben ot
Adams, first district; Dr. O. L. Cog of
Cortland, aecond district; Drs. Lewis and
Btudley of Beatrice, third And fourth dis
tricts; Dr. Jeffries of Rockford, fifth dis
trict; Dr. H. A. Given of Wymore, atxth
district; Dr. I. N. Pickett of Odell, seventh
Gag Mortara-xe Record.
BEATRICE, Neb., March 1. (Special.)
Following is the mortgage report for Gage
county for the month of February: Num
ber of farm mortgagee filed, 56; amount,
$119,187; number of farm mortgage re
leased, 57; amount, $82,418; number of city
mortgages filed, 22; amount,' $14,175; num
ber ot city mortgages released, 19; amount,
Steam Laundry Project.
TECUMSEH. Neb., March 1. (Special.)
Some gentlemen from the east are In thla
city, looking over the ground with a view
of establishing a steam laundry her. The
concern will be operated on a large scale
and work will be solicited trom all the
nearby towns. Ten or twelve people will
find employment in It operation.
Sick Headache.
This la one of the most distressing dls
ease that we have to contend with, and
It 1 th experience of almost every suf.
ferer that it grows worse with each ' re
curring attack, and that the family physl-
clan is powerless to give even temporary
relief. As it usually originates from a dl.
ordered stomach, a remedy to restore that
organ to a healthy condition is what la moat
needed. Mr. George E. Wright of New
London, N. Y., telle what Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets did for his wife,
He says: "For several year my wit
was troubled with what physicians called
sick headache of a very aevere character
She doctored with several eminent physi
cian and at great expenae, only to grow
worae until ahe waa unable to do any kind
ot work. About a' year ago ahe began
taking Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets and today aclgha more than aha
ever did before and la real well." He has
slop recommended them to several ot his
neighbors, who are enthusiastic in their
prala of the remedy.
Aeronraana Cress California Gnlf.
MEXICO CITT, March 1. Report from
Guyanias show that wireleas telegraphy
experiments across the Gulf of California
have beea aucceasful.
Take Laxative Brorao Qululne Tablets. All
druggists refund the money It It falls to
cure. E. W. Grove' algnatur on each
os 25c
House Continnp Thursday Sitting for
Four Babbath Bonn.
Is Roll Calls aivt Many Points
of Order Ralaeit by Minority
till Flerhtln Aaalnst
Bailer's l aseatlnsr.
WASHINGTON, March 1. The house of
representatives held a four hours' session
today and jiit the District of Columbia
appropriation bill through. Us third reading
In the face of the democratic filibuster.
The previous question on the report of the
Alaska homestead bill was ordered, and
the vote on its adoption will be taken when
the house reconvenes at 11 tomorrow. That
waa the net result of the Sunday session.
Although It was Sunday by the calendar,
It was still Thursday, February 23, ac
cording to parliamentary fiction. The
democrats put a block in the legislative
wheel at every opportunity and It required
s'lx roll calls to accomplish what was done
today. Large crowds watched the pro
ceedings from the galleries.
When Speaker Hendorsoa dropped the
gavel at noon Mr. Richardson, the minority
leader, was on his feet. He announced
that there was evidently no quorum present
and that the. house could not do business
on Sunday without a quorum. Thereupon,
on motion of Mr. Payne, the majority
leader, a call of the house waa ordered.
The doors were closed and the sergeant-at-arms
was Instructed to bring In absentees.
At the conclusion of the call 241 members
had appeared, more than a quorum, and
Mr. Cleary (Minn.) called up the confer
ence report on the District of Columbia
appropriation bill. Mr. Underwood (Ala.)
attempted to Interpose a point of order
that the call bad not been completed, but
the speaker . ruled that a quorum having
appeared business could proceed.
The doors, which meantime had been
opened, wer, however, again closed by
direction of the speaker on Mr. Under
wood' point, nf order that further pro
ceedings under this call had not been dis
pensed with by the action ot the house.
After a brief explanation of the report,
against the protest of various democrats
who desired to be heard, It was adopted,
144 to 59.
There was another roll call on the
Alaskan homestead bill, which was pre
sented by Mr. Lacey (la.). Half a doien
points of order raised by the democrats
were ruled out and the chair declined to
entertain appeals, on the ground that they
were dilatory. . .
At 8:65 the house recessed until 11 to
morrow morning, with the motion to adopt
the conference report on the Alaskan bill
before It.
Spends Three Honrs la Landing Dead
Meaber ef Honae of ROp
reaentattveej WASHINGTON, March 1. The senate
spent three hour today In eulogies of four
deceased members of the house. Messrs.
Martin (Va.), Oalllnger (N. H.), Perkins
(Cal.), Clay (Ga.) and Daniels (Va.) spoke
of the late Peter J. Otey of Virginia.
Messrs. Prltchard (N. C.) and Mallory
(Fla.) a poke of the late James Moody ot
North Carolina.
Messrs.' Dollfver (la.). Burton (iCa'n.)' and
Allison .(la.) epoka of th late John N. W.
Rumple of Towa.
Messrs. Turner1 (Wash.), Mitchell (Ore.),
Perkins (Cal.), Dubois (Idaho) and Simon
(Ore.) spoke of the late Thomas H. Tongue
of Oregon.
At the conclusion of the addresses the
several resolution of regret were adopted
and us a further mark of respect the senate
at 8 adjourned until tomorrow at 11.
Dakota Representative Arm Consld.
rably Dlseowragred Over
the Ontlook,
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 1. (Special Tele
gram.) "It now seem to be less than an
even gamble whether w can get consider
ation for the Rosebud treaty bill this ses
sion," said Representative Martin today.
My colleague, Mr. Burke, 1 watching th
matter very cloaely and no opportunity will
escape him. The democrats Just now are
filibustering against every measure, and
much valuable time I being frittered away.
There will be opportunities, I hop, to get
the Rosebud bill up under suspension of
the rule during th closing hour. I must
confess, however, that the tactic of th
democrat may defeat this, a we at many
other meritorious measure now on th
Captain Beth Bullock ot South Dakota
had expected to leave Washington today
for home, but at the special request of
President Roosevelt remained over a day,
In order thet he might be taught a few new
tricka In rough riding by the captain, who
is a famed equestrian. This morning the
president, SScretary Root and Captain Bul
lock spent severe! hours on horseback and
upon their return the condition of th
horse and men Indicated a strenuous gal'
lop. Captain Bullock will leave tor South
Dakota tomorrow.
Th United State minister to Veneiuela
and Mr. Bowen left Washington at 12:45
this afternoon over the Pennsylvania rail
road for Brooklyn o attend the funeral
service of Mr. Boweu' mother, Mr. Ellea
Holt Bowen, which will take place In
Brooklyn tomorrow.
The sad nw was a shock to th min
uter aad reached him late laat night In a
dlapatch. Pressure of work here In con
nection with the Venesuelan negotiation,
had prevented him trom leaving Washing
ton lnc hi arrival here in January. H
bad, however, planned to visit his mother
on the completion of hi mission before
ailing from Now- York for Caracas about
th middle of March, when hi leave of
absence will expire. For several daya past
Mr. Bowen haa been confined to his room
with a fever. He will return to Washing
ton In time to sign the Belgian protocol
with Baron Moncheur on March i.
Demand Better Waarea aad Shorter
Hoar ef Wllkesbarre
W1LKESBARRE, Pa., March 1. At a
meeting her tonight of th tinner and
heet metal worker It waa unanlmoualy
decided not to report tor work tomorrow,
The men mad a demand a few day ago
for an advance from $2 26 per day to $3
and eight hour' work, which was refused
by the varlou contractors.
A large number ot bricklayer, plaster
era and stone masons are also Idle through
sympathy with the carpenter, who have
been on strike for five weeks. Building
pperatlon In the city are cow practically
at a standstill.
Switchmen Are t Meet.
INDIANAPOLIS. March 1. Frank ' P.
Hawlor. nreeldent of the National Switch
men union, la her. Th national con-
vent Inn of the switchmen will meet here
In May and Mr. Hawley Is perfecting the
preliminary details for a meeting place
and for accommodations for the delegates,
who will number about 500.
Compromise Asnreement Between
Company, and Men'e Grievance
Committee Finally Ratified.
TOPEKA, Kan., March 1. At a confer
ence today between officials of the Satrta
Fe and a committee of conductors and
trainmen the formal settlement of the wsge
controversy wss made. The freight men
receive an Increase of 15 and the passenger
men 12 per cent, effective today.
A compromise was made on the double
header question whereby the road retains
double-headera on some parts of the sys
tem and abolishes them on others.
General Manager Mudge said tonight:
Both the company and the men regard
the settlement as satisfactory in every
way. It Is the same In most respects ns
that recently consummated by other roads
at St. Louis. The only difference la that
our road makes a partial retention of the
double-header system. We are much grati
fied over the successful termination of the
negotiations, Our road was at all times
ready to grant a reasonable Increase In
wages, ana the only contention wss as to
the amount. The organisations held , out
fof a 20 pef cent Increase and the abolition
of the double-header system. Hence, the
settlement will be seen to be In the nature
ot a compromise.
The agreement signed today covered the
coast lines ot the Santa Fe system only,
but the official of the road and the mem
ber ot the grievance committee say other
agreement covering the whole system will
be signed tomorrow, as the terms have al
ready been agreed upon. ,
Today' agreement waa signed by the
general manager for the company. J. S.
Skinner for the conductors and J3. B. Bea
nett for the baggagemen and brakemen.
All Increases will be based upon ratea which
were In effect on January 11, 1902.
A. B. Oarretson, assistant grand chief of
the Order of Railway Conductors, and P. P.
Morrlssey, grand master of the Brother
hood ot Railway Trainmen, have been In
Topeka for two lionths assisting in the
adjustment of the differences. They are
well pleased at the result.
Fight Proposed Watt Redaction
With Demand for Fifty
Cent Raise.
PITTSBURG, March 1. More' than 2,000
painter and decorator In the Pittsburg
district will strike tomorrow for an advance
in wagea ot from $3.10 to $3.60 per day.
The fight I to be made against the effort
of the contractor to reduce wages to $3.
There were 1,200 member of the Painter'
union present at the meeting today at
which the decision was made to strike, and
not a man voted against It.
Of the- 150 contractor In the district,
fifteen have signed the scale, and their
men, 150 In number, will be at work In
the morning. All other union men will be
Walt Two Day More for St. Loala
Firms to Give Way to
8T. LOUIS, March 1. Unless a substantial
Increase In wage Is granted the 10,000 men
employed by St. Louis brlckmaklng con
cerns by Tuesday a strike la expected.
Wage' difference have reached an aoute
tags and at a meeting today it wa de
cided to wait two day more In the hope
that the demand would be granted. If not
a strike considered probable.
Wyomlnar World'a Fair Commission.
CHEYENNE, Wyo March 1. (Special )
Governor De Forest .Richards today ap
pointed the Wyoming commission to the
St. Louis Wbrld's fair, as follows: C. B.
Richardson, Cheyenne, commlssloner-ln-
chtef; Willi George Emerson, Grand En
campment; Robert Homer, Laramie; George
E. Pexton, Evanston; B. B. Brooks, Cas
per; W. C. Demtng, Cheyenne; C. A.
Badgett, MoOrcroft. The commission will
meet In the bear future and elect officers.
WUMs Gedrge Emerson or B. B. Brooks
will be elected president and W. C. Demlng
will be elected secretary. This commission
will have charge ot the collection of tho
state' exhibit and the placing and handling
of th aame at St. Louis.
Chars; Company la Raakrapt.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., March 1. A peti
tion has been filed In the United States
court In this city by C. Cotxlan & Co. of
St. Paul, Tlbbs. Hutching ft Co. of St.
Paul and Park ft Grant of Watertown. S.
D.. aaklng that the Garret-Wilson Co
operative company, operating store at
Clear Lake, Gary and Hasel. be adjudged
an Involuntary bankrupt. The petitioners
allege that the company has liabilities ot
$9,000 and I Insolvent. The aggregate
amount claimed to be due the petitioners
is $4,000. The Co-operative company is al
leged to have given, on July 15, 1902, a
chattel mortgage on Its stock of general
CommenclnsT Irrigation Work.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 1. (Special.)
It ha been announced that John E. Field,
deputy state engineer of Colorado, will
have charge ot the conatructlon work under
the reclamation aervloe In Wyoming. It I
anticipated that field work can commence
by April 1. It haa not yet been decided
as to whether the Devil' Gat project, on
the Sweetwater, or a promising reservoir
Sit on ths North Platte, will be first ex
ploited.' A. J. Farshall, who has repre
sented the service in Wyoming for a num
ber of years, will probably continue stream
measurements ordinarily carried on.
Laundry Lesson Number Three,
Whose worth bespeaks its purity
"-V o
Hone Committee Urgei Adoption of Finance
Measure Introduced Satirday.
Dalsell latrodarea Heaolntloa An.
tkorlalna Joint Committee to Sit
Late and Dispose of Conference
Reports If Keressary. '
WASHINGTON. March 1. The house
committee on benklng and currency today
by 7 to 2, s strict party vote, authorized a
favorable report on th currency bill intro
duced yesterday by Representative Fowler.
In reporting the bill the committee says:
In addition to providing for the Issue and
circulation of national banknotes, the ob
ject of this measure is to Immediately put
back Into circulation any money the gov
ernment may collect through Us customs
receipts, as well aa through its collections
from Internal revenue.
The available cash balance now in the
treaaury Is $222,468,878. Of this amount
there Is now In national bank depositories
$150,472,424, leaving a net balance In the
treasury ot $71,994,454. The amount of
money now In the treasury available for
all purposes la $71,994,454, from which
amount. If we deduct $o0,0u0,000 as a neces
sary working balance for the treasury, we
shall have only $21,94,4M to meet the de
mand on tho treasury growing out of the
Panama transaction, which will call for
MMwO.OtiO. It Is, therefore, evident that
either the government must at once call
for $2S.0tw.iWN from the banks or, appro
priating XiO.onO.OOO from the amount, now
in the treasury, leave a working balance of
only about $22,000,000, which must be sup
plemented by collections from the various
purchasps until the amount In the treasury
la brought up to t5ft,00u,uno before an appro
priation ran be made for any other pur
pose without infringing upon what has
generally been considered a proper working
balance. It ia, therefore, evident that the
government will not have any additional
money to deposit with the rational banks
In the next seven or elftlit months. If, In
deed, it collects as much as $d0,ou0,ou0
within that time.
The amount now deposited with national
banks is $143,111, f.BX, for which the govern
ment holds government bonds as security
amounting to about $12o,oo,ou0 and about
22,0OO,ti0 of other bonds. Tne measure now
submitted provides that the government
may dejiostt any public monev. Including
thla $14.0(i0.000, with national banks, In no
case exceeding In amount 76 per cent of the
paid up and unimpaired capital of any na
tional Jjank without exacting government
or other bonds, but the government shall
nave a first lien upon the assets of such
bank and shall receive Interest on such de
posits at the rate of 2 per cent per annum,
payable semi-annually on the first daya of
January and July.
It will be seen that the effect of this pro
vision will be within the next few months,
saV certainly within a year, to release the
total amount of bonds now deposited to se
cure government deposits, vis., $125,000,000 of
government bonds and $22,000,000 of state
and other bonds, now held by the treasury
In addition thereto aa security (or such de
posits. The bonds so released may then be
used by the banks for further increasing
their bond secured circulation, which will
undoubtedly be much needed during the
coming fall months.
It Is clear that the plan proposed Is per
fectly safe and that if the rate of Interest
had been $ per cent and the accounts were
brought down to date, the amount that the
government would have received during
the past twenty-four years had the bill
been In operation would have been nearly, an(i tne government would not
have lost a cent.
The government should cease to be a dis
turbing factor In our business affairs. It
was this thought that moved your commit
tee to fin the rate of Interest Instead of al
lowing It to become a variable quantity, to
be Increased or decreased at the pleasure of
the secretary, a circumstance that must
necessarily result In Intense rivalry by
better criticism and constantly subject the
treasury to endleBS scandal.
The Payne bill was not called up In th
committee today. Th friend of the new
Fowler bill will urge its adoption Instead
of the Aldrich bill, should that measure
come over from the senate, and also Instead
of the Payne bill..
' Mr. Fowler introduced a resolution to
day providing a rule for consideration of
the bill reported today. This resolution
was referred to the committee on rules.
Iteporta Alaskan Land Bill.
The conference committee on the Alas
kan homestead bill presented the house to
day strike out the senate provision pre
venting the use ot soldier' additional
homestead right In Alaska, leaving th
law it now exists. It limit the use of
crip to tract not exceeding 160 acre
snd reserves from such location along
navigable or other water tract ot not lea
than eighty rods In width between such
entries. The amendment of th senate as
to commutation of homestead 1 so mod
ified that while homesteads of S60 acre
may be taken, only 160 acre may be com
muted. The senate amendment relative to
survey 1 substantially accepted.
May Legislate After Session.
A resolution Introduced In the house to
day by Representative Dalaell and referred
to the committee on rule provide for a
Joint resolution to continue appropriations
In the vent of the failure of any of the
supply bills to pass at this session. While
there Is time within which to pass all the
appropriation bills under the condition
now existing In the house, the conference
reports must be accepted In whole by that
It I reported that there la a disposition
on the part of the conferees on one or two
of the appropriation bills not to yield, and
the aim of the resolution introduced today
is to provide against the contingency of a
disagreement of any conference committee.
Representative Shettuc, chairman of the
immigration committee, introduced a res
olution for the consideration of the Immi
gration bill introduced In the senate. An
other resolution introduced by Represent-'
ative Gibson of the house committee on
Invalid pensions contemplatea a rule for
the consideration of pension bills amended
In the senate under which only a motion
to concur will be In nrder.
Day needy to Take Oatb.
Judge William R. Day, who Is to succeed
Justice Shlraa of ths supreme court, ar-i
rived in Washington today. He expects
to take ths oath ot office tomorrow.
Publish your legal notices In Th Weekly
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