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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY, MATtCTT 12, 100.1.
W close Saturday
FBTTICOATS'-Mad of the,, fine black
mercerized colored 'cotton, made with
tailor strap, 'ruffle-' and dust ruffle,
cut full and wide price $1.00. . ,
HOU8E WRAPPERS In medium and
dark prints, "extra well made' and
cut with -plenty of fullness at $1.00,
$1.50. -$1.75 and $2.25.
DRESS . POWNS Our bowing ef
new dress gowns Is the most band-
Y. M. C. A. Building, Corner
contrary to organic law, therefore, to tax
one set of these corporations on their
tangible property and gross earnings both,
Imply because they have a larger Tolume
)f tangible property.1 He called It double
Wilson Of Pawnee then obserred that
(hero were '"some people who shy at the
word ''corporation' the minute they hear
It ilka a wild horse at a street car." Aa a
member of the committee that framed the
bill, be pleaded for the Gilbert amend
ment. Loom Is Opposes Amendment. s
Loom! of Dodge, fusion leader and on
of the authors of the revenue bill, made a
strong and logical argument against the
amendment, contending that the constitu
tion specifically warranted the classification
and method proposed in the bill, that of
directly taxing the tangible property and
franchise separately. Loomls brought out
the point that the proposition embodied In
the Gilbert amendment waa presented to
tbo Joint 'revenue committee by Sweety of
Adams, "one of Its members, and wao then
denominated the "Sweety idea."
"It Is true," aatd Mr. Loomls. "that rep
resentatives of the Omaha Street Railway
company, did, appear , before our committee
and argue, that this amendment Idea would
tend . to raise their taxes and waa desire 1
by them to enable, them to escape politic
' 'I think there Is something .el's back of
this, nontlnued' Mr. Loomls. "I think
H li contaftieij Inthose figure quoted J6y
Mr. Kennedy. I dou't think these corpora
tions bate politics or pend any extra
money for litigation over theiie thlnss. Ther
bay lawyers paid by the year, and that is
Loomls thought the only change to make
would be to subject telephone companlea
tft-tb sm method of taxation, aa pro
posed In the bill, taking It out of section
pro,vldlqg for the gross earnlng-fran-cilia
tax. 1 '
"After farther remarks by Spurlock, Ken
nedy Main, took' the floor and In a defense
of direct franchise ' assessment as op
posed, to hat method contained in the Gil
bert amendment,' be took occasion to re
ply to a remark made by Dr. Wilson nd
an excited' period' ensued.'
Start the Fireworks.
."I want to notice a fling mad at ma by
the gentleman from Pawnee, who' said I
shied every time, I heard the word 'cor
poration'.' That is the second such fling
made 'at me, under similar circumstances
and I want fo say It Is rather singular that
the first fling was mad by a local Elkhorn
"Stop right there," excitedly Interposed
Douglas of Rock, who had been struck.
, "Do you know that to be a fact?" he
demanded, with evident excitement.
i "Aren't you a local attorney for that
road?" saked Konnedy.
, "I aay, do you know that to be a fact?"
'.''No, and It It 1 not trua I'll withdraw
the statement, but I understand that you
war one employed by that road," rejoined
, "But," continued the lone Douglaa fu
sjonlst. "I am credibly Informed that the
gentleman over there (pointing to Wilson)
la a paid Burlington surgeon. Am I
wrong? If so. J will withdraw that, too."
, "You can aay aaytblng you want to
bout.me." aatd Wilson; "I don't care."
"And I don't care what you aay about
me," rejoined Kennedy. "And I want to
say that there are aome people whoae
Grand Display of Stars
LILLIPUTIAN aprlng cap with
neatly embroidered stars and other
design, also plain correct thing in
head wear for bo, a and girls of all the
BOYS' CAPS. 25c, We, t0e up.
GIRLS' CAPS. 15c, 60c, 75c up.
AUTOMOBILE CAPS, YACHT CAPS,
GOLF . CAPS. ETON CAPS. TAM
O BHANTEB9. GOLF TAMS. Etc.
BOYS' FELT HATS. $1. $1.(0 and
GIRLS" CLOTH and FELT HATS In
wide range of styles and prices.
Kin asortment baby CAPS and
ON BALE THURSDAY Ten lines
boys' nulls 8AILOKH, SA1LOK-NOH-FOLKS
and NORFOLK styles. You'll
yy they're worth XD.Ou 1 e
BENSON & THORNE'8
Want a catalogue? 1515 Douglas St.
Be, March 11, 190J.
Thursday we will sell
a very pretty new style
black' "silk " taffeta waist.
This waist ' has all the
new touches, new sleeves,
pretty tucks down the
front--our special price
is f3.95 each. This is a
regular $5.00 waist.
some ever exhibited In our city,
for really bandsom gown the
prices ar $30.00. 4.00, HB.OO nd
150.00. .-- '
DRESS SKIRTS Our complete line of
drew klrt ! ready for your In
spection our styles "ar all new
our fabrics are the correct mode
our fitting 1 perfect prices from
$12.00 to- $36.00.
Sixteenth and Douglas Sta
criticism I would rather have than their
"I am warmed up," observed Mr. Ken
nedy, turning to Gilbert from Douglas,
who thus charged blm; "and I want it to go
abroad that when the tntereat and welfare
of Omaha, my borne city, were at atake,
Kennedy got warmed up. I only regret
that my colleaguo here, is not warmed up
the same way.
"Today In Omaha a meeting 1 being
held by business men to place themselves
on record tor Just what I am pleading bero.
They have Just wired me to kill this
amendment if possible. The task I ar
duous. I will do my best. They are my
constituents. I am from Omaha and for
Mr. Kennedy read another extract from
The Bee, ahowlng that If this amendment
passed Omaha would be deprived of over
$5,000,000 In assessment value.
When the vote was taken on the Gilbert
amendment It waa lost,
' Railroad Taxation Next.
The work of the day on the revenue bill
had brought the bouse up to that portion
dealing with railroad taxation. It waa after
5 o'clock and aa the order had been made
several days ago to hold night sessions
until this bill was disposed of, the rail
road's scheme was to start In on the pro
visions of the bill relating to them tonight,
knowing , that It could not be wound up,
bat would be left Incomplete and give them
time during . the , .night and before , the
morning aesslon td accomplish some .ef
fective lobbying. But a ( clever ' coup, en
acted by the other side, wHh Loomls a
the spokesman, prevented this and com
pletely routed the other1 side. 'Loomls made
a motion to adjourn until 9 o'clock Thurs
day morning, saying that the member were
fatigued and needed real.
Speaker Mockett hesitated to put the
motion, maintaining that as the house had
already begun the consideration of the rev
enue - MM aa a special order and decided
to hold night meeting until that order
was disposed of, it conld not thus depart
from the arrangement.
Loomls was prepared for this move, bow-
ever, and insisted that from a parlia
mentary standpoint his motion was right.
Tho result was that, before any except a
few of the members on the inside knew
what was going on, the bouse bad carried
The friends of genuine revenue revision,
who are the enemies of this bill in it
present ' shape, are greatly encouraged
over this . and other proceedings' to
day and' believe they, have.- a - better
chance than ever of overthrowing the at
tempt of the railroads to prevent legislation
that will compel them to pay their Just
proportion of taxation.
Effort to Stop Investigation.
When the Bartley Investigation commit
tee meet again Thursday at 1 o'clock it
will have as witnesses United States Dis
trict Attorney W. S. Bummer, former At
torney General C. J. Smyth, former State
Representative George Meade and Tom Den
tson of Omaha, who were subpoenaed to
day, and other whose names are with
held by request at thia time. Tha com
mittee Is assured of aome vital testimony.
It la thoroughly understood that that ele
ment which feela called upon, for obvious
reasons, to exert every effort to suppress
this investigation, Is playing to have the
committee vote to discontinue the meet
ings after the hearing tomorrow, but plana
are maturing now which promise to yield
serious obstructions to this scheme. Said
a gentleman today who claim ' to have
something of Interest to say to the com
mittee: , ,
"It the committee adjourns in the face
of the facta that will be set forth, its action
will be Indefensible and Inexcusable."
It Is not at (.11 believed that the com
mittee will be prevailed upon to drop this
matter aa long aa there Is the least hope
of getting at any of the hidden secret in
this cigar box scandal.
In connection with tb)s Investigation this
article, which appeared in a Lincoln paper
In May, 1902, la of Interest, especially In
view of the fact that the bank books men
tioned and letters bearing upon the case
are contained in a certain office in thia cit
at present and could be easily obtained, with
the possibility of being useful in lesdlng to
more tangible evidence :
On of the Harder Deals.
The First National bank In Harlan
county needed some state money, and it
needed it badly, and Slate Treasurer Bart
ley waa willing to brace It up on certnln
conditions, lie wanted to include a little
transaction of his own to help out some
Lincoln friends. In 1S95 the bank had tl.fttt
of state money. This was Increased In 18VS
until November 7 the books showed a de
posit of I15.J1U.i6 of stste raoney. This was
on Saturday. The next Monday the same
figures were there, but titey were marked
ov4r and changed to tJ0.2W.06, the Increase
representing the amount of notes signed by
Joseph burns and two other IJncoln par
ties, which notes were, however, held by
Bartley, as the sequel snows.
The bank waa braced up on state money
on the direct understanding that fictitious
deposits should be charged on the books
to cover the amount of the Burns notes.
The money did not paws through the bank,
but went direct to Hums, and those with
whom he waa connected.
The notea were originally for ninety
days. They were renewed on the first day
of February, ls'7. and were still la Bart
ley's hands in March. Bartlev was out of
office, the bank was in a shaky -rendition
and Investigations were on foot. The state
was furnishing two-thirds of th entire
Tha president of the bank wrote to Bart,
ley for the notes. It was a hurry-up call,
lie needed tera to make h books bal
ance. On (he Id of March, "as per re
quest," Hartley -forwarded the notea to the
'bank. Tha amount by Uua Uiu waa
at p. m.
$S.241 tt and there were eight notes. Seven
of them were for ninety days from Fehu
arv 1 and drew 10 per cent. The rlghih
was for I24S.M. on demand, being preeuma
Hv for Interest. On April 2t the note
were renewed. Their description is as fol
lows: "One for V-OO, due August 1, 197, at 10
"One for $135, due on demand.
"One for 1,'J0, due August .1, 1R97, at 10
"One for $3n0, due August 1, 197, at W
"One for due August 1, 1S97, at 10
"One for fcM, due August 1, 1897, at 10
"One for $yi, due August 1, 1S97, at 10
'One for $24?;. dated February L 1897,
pavable on demand." t
These notes were again sent to the bank
pending the expected crah. The bank
closed It doors May 24. IW. The books
showed flepoalta amounting to,$32.47.M, of
which I2n, waa due the state. The Burns
notes were among the "awets."
The attorney general tnok mcftmires to
protect the Mate. He ninde a demand for
tho Burns notea. He ealil me money had
never been loaned by the bunk, but had
been paid over directly to Hums and his
compatriots by the defaultlig state treas
urer. He sppllrd to the comptroller of the
currency for an order for the delivery of
the notes. In the meantime he brought
stilt for the other firi.imn.
Pending tho negotiations "with the comp
troller of the currency, suit was brought
on the Hurns notea and a Judgment se
cured amounting to $6,3.13. IS. This was on
the llth of July, 1K97. Later, after execu
tion had been returned unsatisfied, the
judgment was put up at auction on the
streets and sola for IK").
According to the bank books which, as
has been stated, are now In a certain of
fice In Lincoln, the men whose names ap
peared on these seven notes with Joseph
Burns are Ed Blgnell and B. R. Cowdry.
In two or three placea where these' note
are listed In the loans and discount and
the trial balance books their names appear
with that of Burns. These books plainly
chow where the item of $15,210.05 appear
that the "1" and "5" were scratched out
and In their placea were written "20,"
making It appear that the deposit was
$20,210.05 instead of $15,210.05.
More Fireworks in Sight.
"We will have more firework tomorrow
when we reach the railroad tax provision
of the revenue bill," said Gilbert of Doug
las tonight. "I am going to support the
Perry amendment to the bill and I mean
to fight for it."
This amendment provides for the union
of the market value of railroads, their
floating ' and bonded Indebtedness, minus
the value of visible taxable property, for
the purpose of taxation. It has gathered
to its support a formidable array from
minority and majority and certainly has
bright prospects of success. The railroads
are doing their utmost tonight to stem
the tide that has set in against them, but
the Indications are not promising for them.
REPORT ON STATE PRINTING;
Senate Committee is of Opinion that
Some Reform Is Neces
sary; (From a Staff Correspondent.) x
LINCOLN, March 11. (Special.) The
senate committee on accounts and ex
penditures Instructed to examine into the
workings of the state printing board thinks
the expense of the state printing I en
tirely too much and In its report today
made recommendations to overcome the
evil. Following I the substance of the re
port: Your committee on accounts and ex
penditures instructed to investigate the
workings of the state printing board, have
duly examined the records of said board
and find that only a portion of the printed
supplies contemplated by law to be pur
chased by and through ihe printing board
have been, so purchased, and this not only
during the last blennlum. but during the
blennlum preceding It. Questioned by your
committee as to why All supplies had not
been purchased by said board, the officials
of the board stated that it was due to. the
failure of the heads of departments and
state institutions to-furnish -quarterly es
timates as is plainly required by law. In
quiry from the officials of the board prior
to the last blennlum elicited the same in
formation. The board was of the opinion
that if the law should be observed by all
state officials and the officers of state In
stitutions, and the entire printing supplies
of the state be purchased and contracted
for by the printing board, as directed by
law, the costs of same would be materially
Your committee visited each department
of state and by the heads of each In turn
It was admitted that during the last bl
ennlum the heads of each department,
from the governor'a office down, and the
heads of each state institution Jiad pur
chased stationery and their needed office
supplies as they saw fit, aiming to place
orders to the best advantage possible.
Their attention was called to the law gov
erning the purchase of such supplleu, and
by each it was admitted that the provis
ions of the statutes had been disregarded.
Ignorance of the law was given by
some as the reason for such disregard,
while these stated that they were familiar
with the law, but had simply followed in
the footsteps of their predecessors. All
agreed that the law should and would be
strictly adhered to hereafter, and each was
of the opinion that such a course would
result In a great saving to the state.
A further conference was held with the
printing board and It was agreed that
hereafter the board would insist that all
printing and printed supplies must be
furnished through and by the printing
board, aa contemplated by law.
The committee suggests two plans an
appropriation should be made to cover the
entire costs of state printing,, advertising
for bids and the salary of the experts, or
an appropriation should be made to cover
th KRlRrv of the printing- expert, for ad
vertising and a specific appropriation for
each department of the state government.
In the report the committee favors the
Following thl report, S. F. 275, provid-
HAS A LiniT
Bat the Power of Pare Food is Seldom
There Is, 'of course, a. limit to the cura
tive abilities even of pur food, but It Is a
fact that this 1 seldom reached. There
are cases of disease so deep-rooted that
they will never be cured.
It I nevetheless a profound fact that
the pure food Grape-Nuts, the moat scien
tific food' In tha world, baa effected mar
velous results In case where medical
science has given up the sufferer and It
seemed there "was no hope. Veterans of
the civil war are not youngsters any more
(it is nearly 40 yeara since Appomattox)
and when the 111 health comes to one of the
old soldier be ha not the assistance of
youth to help him pull through. But
scientific feeding can actually rebuild old
bodlea and generally build them well. An
old soldier who now lives as Boise, Idaho,
"I am an old soldier. I have suffered
creatly from heart trouble, bypertropby
and aneurism. In addition to thia I bad
terrible Indigestion, which caused smoth
ering and choking spells, and I have also
been partially paralyzed In the left ahoul
der and right side. While at a frlend'a
house one time I tried Grape-Nut aa a
breakfast dish, and liked It so well that I
continued to use It.
"Her I the result, and It seems mar
velous: I bsve almost recovered the use
of my paralysed shoulder and arm and my
right lid 1 greatly Improved, my aires
tlon Is almost as good aa ever and I have
not bad a smothering or choking spell sine
I used the food. . I sleep peacefully with
out nervous starts, I do not tire ao easily
my band Is firm and lea tremulous and tha
spell of falntness, one . very bad, . have
ceased entirely. Food cannot cur what
cannot- be cured, of course, 'but' thl' I
know, -that O rape-Nuts has brought m
rest and freedom from pain and deliverance
from the terrible smothering spells
"I us two to tour teaspoonfuls at a
meal with milk, a little sugar and a raw
egg. I think a great deal depends upon
the regularity with which the food I
eaten.'' . Nam- furnished, by Postunt Co-
1 BatU Ork, Mica,
tng for the purchase of legislative supplies
and the rare of the same by the State
Board of Public Lands and Bulldlnga, and
8. F. 2", providing that this board shall
consist of the secretary of state, treasurer,
attorney general and land commissioner,
were placed at the bead of the general file
and then ordered engrossed.
8. F. 190, providing for the sppolntment
of a state accountant at a sslsry of $1,8C3,
was ordered engrossed. Thl bill waa th
result of a recommendation made by the
commissioner of public lands and build
ings In bis report. It wss later recom
mended by Governor Mickey In his message
to the legislature. The original bill pro
vided that a salary of $2,000 be paid the
accountant, but this wss cut down ny the
senate. It shall be the duty of the state
accountant to check up the books of the
various state Institutions and to Institute
systematic method of bookkeeping.
Direct Vote f.r Senators.
H. R. 167, providing thst the legislature
memorialize con gr ops to enact legislation
providing for a constitutional amendment
providing tor the election of United States
senators by popular vote, was amended by
the tenate and passed. It Is said the
amendments will be unanimously concurred
In by the house. They are:
Section 1. That it Is iteemed neceasarv to
amend the constitution of the United States
so as to make provision therein for the
election of United States senators by direct
timb ri me people.
Sec. 2. That purs j ant to the provisions of
article v of the conetltutVin of the United
States application Is herebv made to tha
congress of the United States to call a con
vention to propose an amendment to the
constitution of the L'nlted States providing
for the election of United States senators
by direct vote of the people.
Sep., . That a copy of Ms Joint resolu.
tlon be sent to each senator and repre
sentative from the state of Nebraska In
the congrena of the United States and to
each presiding officer of the senate and
house composing the house.
After adding another long list of bill to
the general file the senate passed the fol
S. F. 177, relating to the commitment of
girl to the State Industrial school.
8. F. 103, relating to boys under 18 yeara
old convicted of crime and their commit
ment to tho Industrial school.
8. F. 237, providing for road to bridges
across stream on county lines.
The committee of the whole reported for
engrossment the following bills:
8. F. 129, providing that keeper of stock
shall hue first lien.
8. F. 143, providing for th appointment
by the land commissioner of a state sur
veyor and draughtsman.
S. F. 182, providing for th appointment
of three ex-unlot soldier upon1 the Board
of Soldier Relief Commission.
S. F. Ill, relating to compensation cf
S. F. 87, the exemption law, after much
discussion was allowed to retain Its place
on general file and nothing waa done with
8. F. 113, allowing Independent telephones
to enter Omaha, was allowed to retain its
place on general file and was not discussed.
upon motion of Reynolds of Dodge, Its In
TOUCH FIREWORKS IN HOUSE
Franchlsed "Corporation Assessment
Amendment Is the Occa
sion. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb:, March 11. (Sweclal.)
By unanimous Consent of the bouse McClay
of Lancaster this morning' introduced II.
R. 488 with the governor's recommenda
tion, empowering the board of public lands
and bulldlnga to' petition the city council
of Lincoln for' the paving of those atreets
on the east. hd . south abutting on the
capltol. grounds. "!'The bill waa read for
the first timet'- ' I '
The house' thefTwent Inta bommltffee of
tha whole and 'resumed consideration' of
the revenue bill, beginning with section' 60.
An amendment by Loomls of Dodge was
adopted to section 81, striking out the
words "that operate on the assessment
plan, have no capital stock and make no
dividend," relating to the taxation of Ne
braska life, fire .or accident insurance or
surety companies, except fraternal bene
ficiary associations and mutual companies
on their gross premiums.
Section 62 was the cause of prolonged
nd sharp and at times, pointed debate.
It was over the tax that should be ex
acted of peddlers. The original aection
provided an annual tax of $5 outside of the
limits of town or cities for pedestrians,
$15 for peddlers with one-horse vehicles
and $25 for two-horse vehicles. An amend
ment by Rouse of Hall changed these fig
ure respectively ' to $25, $50 and $75.
When that part of the bill dealing with
corporations was reached, Gilbert of Doug-
la' proposed the amendment looked for to
change tha bill so aa to admit street rail
ways, water works, electric and gas com
panies to the system of taxation proposed
in the case of express, telegraph and tele
phone companies, to tax their gross earn
ing for one year aa franchise tax, In
addition to the levy on tangible property.
After a lengthy and spirited debate the
amendment was put to vote and lost.
An amendment by Deles Dejnier of Cass
provided to assess by the state board of
equalization Instead of 'he local assessor,
corporations operating railroad bridges or
highway Independent of railroad com
panies, compelling the valuation fixed by
the state board to be returned to th
local assessor as a basts ter taxation.
Ten Eyck opposed tho amendment for
he said It would exempt from local tax
ation the East Omaha and Omaha k. Coun
cil Bluffs motor bridges over the Missouri
river and let them be valued exclusively
by the state board.
Deles Dernier cast the lone vote for hi
amendment, which therefore was lost
At 6:15 o'clock the bouse adjourned until
9 o'clock Thursday morning.
Governor Mickey today sent to the house
a request that these Items be Incorporated
in the general appropriation bill: Thirty
thousand dollars for a hospital at the Sol
diers' home at MUford; $5,000 for a stand
pipe, $10,000 for a power home, $4,000 for
commissary department and a quartermas
ter at Grand Island; $2,000 for a lanndry,
$2,500 for a dynamo and engine. These
Item are recommended by the committee
on soldier' home, finance, ways and
means, accounts and expenditure antf pub
llo land and buildings.
OUTPUT OF PACKING HOUSES
South Omaha Starts Off gammer
seasea la Second Place
CINCINNATI. March ll.(Speclal Tele
gram.) Th Prlc Current ys: Th sum
mer season, beginning March 1, opens with
a small supply of bogs. Th total wester
packing was S40.0GB head, compared with
425,000 th preceding week and 395.000 last
year. Packing at prominent placea sine
March 1 compares as follows:
Chicago ;. 160.000 195.010
Suuih Omaha. , W.OoO 65,ou0
KanBa City .( . 55,'W
St. Louis 35.UOO 3o.0oi)
St. Joseph 4t.on .0o)
Milwaukee Jn.UM) 12,)
Cincinnati .' lO.OK) ' ll.oo)
Cedar Rapids t. ' .
Bloux Cltv .'. lo.ftO 18U
Tha signal of Distress.
Whites of eyea and skin yellow show
liver troubles and Jaundice. Dr. King New
Ufa Pills cur ar o par Only !5c Jor
Ml fcjf Kufca 4 Co.
ACCEPTS MONROE DOCTRINE
Argentine First Bonth American Sut to
ASKS HAY TO ENDORSE DEBT VIEWS
Saya Weak Nations Woild Be Steal
lowed t'p If Strong Ones Conld
Claim Immediate Cash, bat
Gets Noncommittal Answer.
WASHINGTON, March 11. The follow
ing statment was given out tonight at the
Recent publications referring to the note
of Instruction sent by the Argentine gov
ernment to its minister In Waxhlugton Dr.
Garcia Merou, In regard to some of the
features of the Venezuela Incident, gave
the erroneous Impression that Argentina
asked for an alliance with the l'nlted
States and that Its proposal Was rejected
by the secretary of Mute.
In fact the dispatch of Dr. Drago, min
ister of foreign relations of the Argentine
republic, aimed only to explain to his
diplomatic agent In Washington the views
of his home government rtlutlve to the
collection of miblia debts of American
states by European nations and Instructed
mm to convey tnese views to Secretary
Hay, expressing his hope that the doctrine
of International public law set forth by
the Argentine government should prove
acceptable to the Uiilted States.
Creditors May lie Dnagerona.
Taking Into connldera'tlon the real char
acter of many of the obligations contracted
by the governments of ilie minor South
American republics, the Argentine gov
ernment has felt that there is great dan
ger to the peace of the continent if the
compulsory demand for Immediate pay
ment of public debt, or national obliga
tions is to be actxplcd in silence, without
discrimination, ns a right of tho stronger
powers-of Europe to control and dominate
the weaker and xtruggllng states of Central
and South America.
On this point the Argentine minister of
foreign relations in his note remarks that
the capitalist who supplies any money to
a foreign state always takes into consid
eration the resources of the country.
The compulsory and immediate demand
for payment at a gtvn moment of a pub
lic debt by means of force would not pro
duce other than tho ruin of the weaker
nations and the absorption of their gov-
ruinent altogether by the powerful na
tions of the earth.
We do not pretend, neither can wo either
pretend, that these nations shall occupy
an exceptional position In their relations
with European powers who have the un
doubted right to protect their subjects as
amply as In any other part of the globe,
against any Injustice they may have been
victims of. The only thing the Argentine
republic maintains is the principle, already
accepted, that there cannot be European
territorial expansion in or oppression of
the people of this continent, because their
unfortunate financial condition might
oblige one of them to put off the ful
fillment of Its obligations. The principle
which we maintain Is that a public debt
cannot give rite to an armed Intervention,
and much less to the territorial occupa
tion of the soli of American nations by any
Hay Suauents Arbitration.
Complying with his Instructions, Minister
Merou left a copy of this communication
with the secretary of state. In his reply,
Mr. Hay did not express assent or dlnsent
to the doctrine of public law set forth In
the note of the Argentine minister of for
eign relations. He referred the minister
to the messaged of Docmber 3, Mill, and
December 2, 1902.
Siecretary Hay said further that the
government of the United States would
always be glad to see claims by one state
against another growing out of individual
wrongs or national obligations let to the
decision of an Impartial arbitral tribunal
before which the litigant nations, weak and
strong alike, may stand as equals in the
eye of international law and mutual duty.
One of the more Important features of the
Argentine note Is the recognition and en
dorsement given by the government of
that republic to the Monroe doctrine which
for the first time Is acknowledged and
accepted as a principle of American public
law by a nation of South America.
CORNELL - STUDENTS RETURN
Though Fever la Not Stamped Out
College' Boy Decide to Re- .
' name Studies.
ITHACA, N. V., March 11. The Increase
In the number of students returning to the
university to renew work was more marked
today than at any time since the fever ex
odus began a month ago.
The. report of the health officer show
five new cases of typhoid during the last
twenty -four hours. Frank Dudgen of New
York city, a freshman in the college of law,
was taken to the Cornell annex today with
typhoid fever. Dr. Soper announced today
that the city facilities for ctrtlng away
garbage would be Increased threefold to
morrow. The work of disinfecting Is progressing
rapidly under the direction of Dr. Soper.
MINERS PROSECUTE MARSHAL
Seek to Bring Officer to Jastlce for
Shooting Virginia Com
INDIANAPOLIS, March 11. The United
Mine Workers' national organization baa
formally taken up the receut killing of
William Dodson, William Clark and Rich
ard Clayton at Beckley, W. Va. It la an
nounced that the national organization will
open Its $1,000,000 treasury fund to prose
cute United States Marshal D. W. Cunning
ham, who Is charged by the miner with
responsibility for the death of the men.
Chris Evans of Nelsonvtlle, O., who ba
been bundling the case, and William
Blakely and G. W. Purcell, Indiana organ
izers, who have been sent to assist him,
have been notified to proceed with vigor.
GET-RICH MAN GOES TO JAIL
Pleads Gnilty to lalng Assumed Name
and I Given One Year la
NEW YORK, March 11.' Thomas Byrne,
one of the men arreBted In the recent raid
on "get-rich-quick" concerns, was today
sentenced to a year'a Imprisonment,
A the police could not get any of hi
victims to appear against blm he was
charged with doing business under an as
sumed name, pleaded guilty and was sen
tenced. Byrne' business was one of '.he
smaller ones broken up by the police.
DYNAMITE MAIMS FIVE BOYS
Lads Ignite Stick -of High Explosive
ad Three May Die as
BUFFALO, N. Y.. March 11. Five boys
were badly Injured by an explosion of dyna
mite her today.
Three will die. The condition of one of
th other 1 serious..
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In Roxbury, Mass., Post Office
Has a Blessed Experience With
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The blood plays an Important part in our
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Unhealthy conditions of the life stream af
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T. f. McCarthy,
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If the watchword for health and vigor, com.
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only the necessity but the luxury of clean
liness. SAPOLIO, which has "wrought
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and his celebrated Band of
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Friday 'and Saturday Matinee and NJght
"THE Tl0I.KI'HO.K tilRL."
Prices Mat., 25c, 60c; night, 25c, 60c, T5o
HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE
lOe, lific, 60c.
I John KoTksanex Fron An Ideal place fur
a cosy arter-the-theater
Half Broiled Lobster JOc
Clubhouse Sandwiches, 23c
21U bo. lTth, Bee Bid,
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THERE IS STILL Bid GAME
IN THE PIANO FIELD
50c on ihe Dollar
PENDINfl THE REORGANIZA
TION OH THE COMPANY TO A
50c ON THE DOLLAR
FOR A VERY FEW DAYS.
Over 80 Superb Pianos
to Select From
Over 30 Standard Makes
for Your Inspection
HERE IS OUR LINE
HAKE YOUR SELECTION
TIIK EVEIIETT TUB IVKKO &
I'OMWTHE nitE THE I.IMIER.
MAW THE RICHMOND THE HAR
VARDTHE HniKKHHOKF THE
SMITH ARARMEN THE Pli.l.MAJf
THE WII.I.AHI)-THE SCIIIMKIl
aid nanny others,
and many others.
The case design of all these pianos
are of exceeding beauty and are en
tirely new and original.
THE CONSTRUCTION. WORKMAN
SHIP AND FINISH Of the case work
I of the highest possible class.
We heartily Invite your most
All these goods are sold on our
easy payment plan $3. to $25 oash
$5 to $10 per month.
That In this superb stock of
pianps and- organs can fee
found the, greatest assort
ment of case designs, the
grandest selection and great
est variety of woods used in
tho piano business. The
interior construction and
tone of ; each and "every one
of these pianos cannot' be
excelled. . No house west of
Chicago can show you a
stock that can compete with
it. Call and let us 6how
you through or write for
prices and terms.
We guarantee every in
strument to be as repre
We guarantee our pianos
to be the best in the market.
We guarantee our pricer-B
and terms the best of any
house in the west.
Pianos shipped on ap
proval to all parts of the
state. Freight paid both
ways if not perfectly: satis
factory.' LOOK AtThIS FOR
After a. careful, examina
tion of our stock we find ts e
have nothing but: bargain
left, and all in high grade,
pianos. It would be impos
sible to give you prices and
terms on all of them, a i it
would require all .the; space
we use in this column. Every
piano we have- and every
organ we carry in a genuine
bargain. Do not. take : our
word for this, but .call and
examine for yourself and
you will be convinced that
this is not lalk, but fcolid
ALL SOLD OH OUR
EASY PAYMENT PLAN
A full line of musical mer
chandise and sheet musieat
your own price.
Do not procrastinate
write or call today ami get
aur prices. '.' '
MUSI CDE P T
First and Second Floor
J. 8. Cameron, Mgr. '
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