Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 18, 1903)
THE OMAHA DAILY JIT.Va "WEDNESDAY, MATtCTI 18, 1903.
We Clone 8aturday
In Press Skirts our styles are very
handsome and new our fitting is per-fr-ct
oome choice and elegant skirts
at $15.00, 418.00 up to $30.00.
6HIRT WAISTS Most beautiful show
Ing of all the new things Linen
waists, with drawn work price $5.00.
Black china silk walats, at $3.50.
IMark Taffeta walBts, at $3.95.
PETTICOATS Our new summer wash
waists are now In pricea $1.00,
Y. M.-'C. A. Building, Corner Sixteenth and Douglas St
release from prison. Mr. Summers' testi
mony was given with great deliberation
and frequently after' long hesitation.
The committee will meet again tomorrow
morning, when tt expects to examine ex
Reprenentatlve Oeorge Mead of Omaha and
Former Governor Poynter, together with
some documentary evidence. Poynter will
be asked If he was ever offered $35,000 or
any other sum for the pardon of the de
faulting state treasurer. The documents
are pagfa taken from the books of the
Orleans bank that failed, having money on
deposit from Bartley.. This money at the
time the bank failed was represented as
amounting to 120,210.50, secured partially
by eight potea given by the Salt Lake
company of Lancaster county to Bartley,
signed by Joseph ' Burps, Ed Blgnell and
n. R. t'.owdery, aggregating something over
Ju.OOO. I'p to within a few daya of the
lime the bank broke the deposits only
showed $15,21006, but tbs figures "15" had
been erased and. "20" written In their stead.
The occasion for this was said to 'have
been that the president of the bank, being
pressed by the approaching visit of the
state bank examiners, had to get his books
In shape, and sent a "hurry-up" call to
Bartley to turn over three notes, which
were deposited as .cash.
Frank A. Harrison, who at one time made
a detailed publication-of It In the State
Record, which he was then editing In Lin
coln, has given the committee some In
formation as to this rnattcr and will be
again examined In secret session.
Testimony of Summers.
I The committee Intends to discontinue
Introduction of testimony after Thurs
day unless something startling develops.
lr. Summers was examined br Represent
atives Kennedy aad Nelson, the lawyers
on the committee. Summers said he met
Durtley two or tares days after his par
don at 1 Thirteenth and Douglas streets,
Omaha, at night. The meeting was at the
suggestion of Summers. " He said he did
nit talk with Bartley then or thereafter
about atar fund emneixled or loaned.'
,"l wanted to see and, talk, jilth Mr. Bart
ly that e-venlng with reference to certain
etldence1fnl a'.case tha was, .then, and Is
niwe'ridrhi '.before thfl court la which
tie Rational1 governmept "1 Involved, I
r-Jught'to :asce (-tain If there, waa any evi
dlnce' In 'Bartley's possession on which In
dictment c$ud be mads .out," said Bum-
Proceeding, Summers said that Bartley
never told him to whom he had loaned any
state funds and that he had no personal
knowledge of anyone to whom state funds
had been loaned by Bartley. When Sum
Xrs and Bartley met at Thirteenth and
tfcugUu that , night Summers said Bartley
asked to See Torn. Dennlson and that he
(Summers) volunteered to find Dennlson.
They went to Flynn A Stafford' saloon
and finally met Dennlson, and Bartley,
Summers says, went out and held a conver
sation of which he was not cognizant as to
details. Summers said he had never seen
that famous cigar box or talked of It with
Bartley or known anyone who had seen it.
Pat a Pointed Question.
At this lunctyre Kennedy Interposed this
i'M oiir - former r session, Mr. Bummers,
Mjh Frank Harrison told us that you once
told him that Bartley told you the names
of certain parties to whom part of these
tats funds had been loaned and that you,
when the move waa on to secure Hartley's
pardon, said that unless the pardon was
(ranted there would be some names ex
posed. Can you tell us about this and
sqme of these names?"
After considerable hesitation, Mr. Sum
hifra said: "I cannot recall that conversa
tion with Mr. Harrison."
'Would yoa be able to recall It If you
lad had ItT" asked Kennedy.
(. "I think I would." was the reply.
Then Summers again stated that Bartley
had never told him anything about these
state funds; that he did not know the
names of any persons or corporations to
whom any of these funds bad been loaned
ad knew of no one who did know this.
ftelaon took ths witness In hand and
fctked him it ha waa ever Bartley's at
torney. Again Mr. Summers hesitated
otn little time before answering and
r 't was a deputy In the attorney gen
rial's office during Bartley's first term and
tip first year of bis second terra, and hs
used to frequently consult me then."
'But were you ever retained by Bartley
U nls attorney?" asked Nelson.
'Nevr," replied Summers,
u Talked Aboat Pardon.
(Summers then proceeded to say that hs
was not Instrumental In procuring Bartley's
pardon, although he had talked with Gov
ernor Savage in the latter' office of tb
advisability of pardoning 'Bartley. This
ws after H. R. Goold had retired fro.'n
ths republican state ticket as nomine for
university regent and the republican state
convention had taken action urging the
recall of Bartley's parol and the return
of the prisoner to tb state penitentiary
le aald 8avage did not send for him, but
that he went of bis own accord.
. "What - argument did you us on this
The Gorbam Co.
Produces satin-like polish
Contain! no deleteriotu ingredient
All responsible - nackac
at t p. m.
tlee, March It, 190).
and other ready-to-wear goods
have we shown such a choice
line of suits a we are showing
prices irom f.ju.uu xo io.uu.
$1.25. $1.50 and $1.76.
HOUSE WRAPPERS In light and
dark colors alt extra well made
rut full and wide at $1.00, $1-50 and
SPECIAL Silk Remnants not a targe i
quantity but all go on sale Wednes-
day morning, at ? o'clock, $1 00, 75c,
eTiC ' qualities, In remnants pretty
novelties, stripes, to., at 29o a yard.
occasion with the governor?" asked Nel
"I don't know that I made any argu
ment at all," said th witness.
Pressed for some statement as to what
passed between him and Savage at this
time, Summers, after a pause that was I
quite noticeable, remarked, manifestly
weighing each word:
I think , the substance of my remarks
to the governor wer that he had paroiea
Bartley and by so doing pleased the lat-
ter's friends and provoked bis enemies;
then the state convention had directed mm
to return Bartley to tne penitentiary; tnai
It had been stated Bartley had been pa-
roled under certain conditions and as gov-
ernor he should have given Barney no
tWne promised in which to make restltu-
tion to the state, since any agreement made
by the governor was binding on the late."
Bummers concluded oy saying, in an-
swer to questions tnai ne am not prepare
tbe paper now known as me earney par-
don, that he was not -laiming any priv-
lieges oeiore mis commiiw m.
torney ror uaruey ana mai oari.cy uoi
Kenneay tnen ODservea inai in a iormcr
hearing Tom Dennlson had said that at
tne conierence ai r lycn m outuuru
ioob ai lairmouiu uu
iimana m u,uu utuumuu, "
Barney engageu, luurm "vf , ".
on tne scene, OUl soon vanmoeu. no
wanted to know who this fourth person ,ng that appeal8 to the eupl.eme court, in
was and Summera said It was R. W. John- cludlng wrlta o( roTi Bhall aH g0 up on
son of the Dellone hotel, who camw over procedures, thereby securing unl-
mereiy oecaue " " " ' .'
Hartley wno waniea ia wur. ,.,
the night at that hostelry. H said the
oartr broke ud after taking lunch at th
Darty broke up after taking
Hensbaw and reiterated that not a word
as to those state funds passed between him
and Bartley or between any of the others
and Bartley to his knowledge.
House Passe Elevator Bill.
The house i-pent most of the morning on
R. 70. bv Ramsey of Gage, a bill to. give
to the farmer th right o erect and oper-
ate train elevators on railroad rights of I
way. The measure originally provided tnat
aside f-.om giving the rights of way andlthe sifting committee: Spurlock, chair
sldetrackage facilities the-railroads should man; Good and Burgess of the First con-
Dlace their full terminal and transfer fa-
cllltles at the' disposal pt these' elevatbr I
companies. In this" respect it went fur-
ther than tbe Brady bill in the senate,
which merely provided that in railroads I
build a sidetrack after the fanners had
erected their elevator at a cost of $3,000,
Frtends ot the Bradv bill urged this meas
ure In preference to the Ramsey bill, fear-
lng that as the latter repealed part of the
present law and demanded full terminal fa-
cllltles, together with drastlo ooncesslons
In the matter of condemnation proceedings,
it would not stand a test ot tha constitu
The house railroad committee tried' to
amend the Ramsey bill so as to cut out
the provision relating to the terminals and
transfers and require that no elevator be
erected at less cost than $3,000, but thlv
was defeated and an amendment by Rob- Sweezy ot Adams let his amendment to
bin of Gag adopted, merely changing the section 89 come to a rote without discus
bill In on respect, that tb elevator cost sion failed. Sweezy denied Douglas' asser
not less than $2,000. tlon that this question had been settled and
Tb bill In thl form was recommended j
for passage. The Brady. bill Is now await-
ing the Ramsey measure in the senate,
wher it is the plan to take up and act
on both measures together. Th chances
seem to be In favor of the passage ot one
ot the bills in som form, ,
Telephone Report Beady.
Th committee appointed' the senate
to Investigate the rates of:tlephone com- I
panles and to discover reason for different
rates in different towns will report to th
The committee, after taking the testl-'
mony of many witnesses, decided, so a
member said, that ft was ut ot Ita scope
to recommend a rate to be charged by a
company. From tbe testl djony this mem
ber said, the committee deoided it could not
suggest a flat rate.
The committee will recommend that I
cities grant franchises to only on com
pany, but with the granting, of the fran
chise lt recommends that the city council
reserve tbe right to regulate the rates to ba
charged by tbe company. -
At some length the report goes into ths
testimony taken during the investigation.
HOUSE PUTS IN A BUSY DAY
Resolatloa for Slftlnsr Con.atttes
Passed by a Large Ma
jority. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 17. (Special.) Op mo-
tlon ot Gregg of; Wayne, the bouse this
morning placed a ten-nilrfute limit on all
speeches hereafter made.
Pursuant to previous action th house
went into commute of th whole to con
slder as apeclal order H, R. 70, th Ram
sey elevator bill, and H. R. 344, tb revenue
bill. Douglas of Rock mad th motion
to include H. R. 844 in th special order
and thin moved that H. R. 144 be eonstd-
ered before H. R. 70. Loomis of Dodga In-
slsted that H. R. 70 was mad a special
order last night by ths house and that th
commute ot tb wbol was entirely with-
out th power to reverse any action of
th house. Thompson of Merrick, who was
In th chair, sustained th point and H. R.
70 was then taken un ..
The railroad committee offered an amend.
ment striking from the bill th nrovtslon
requiring railroad to glra these farmers
elevator full terminal facilities and prompt
and immediate transfer accommodations
and requiring all such elevator to cost at
Robblns of Gag county offered an amend -
ment fixing th minimum cost of elevators
Frlecds of the Ramsey bill favored th
latter amendment. They contended the
former amendment reptal4 th present
law, which In many respect waa a good
oe. ' ' .
Bears of Burt wanted the bill passed
on to the senate to be considered with the
Brady bill of like character. Douglas of
Rock championed the railroad comralttee'a
amendment, explaining, however, that he
ii not Influenced by the rallroada.
Hogrrfe of TUchardsnn and Mangold of
Douglas were with him.
Wilson of Pawnee, Bweery of Adams, Rob-
bini of Gage, Kennedy and Nelson of
Douglas, Anderson of Kearney, Christy of
Nemaha spoke for the bill as amended
The Robblns amendment was adopted by
a vote of 84 to 2, and the bill was then
recommended for passage.
The revenue bill was at this time taken
up. An amendment by Rouse of Hall was
adopted raising from 5 to 7 miiis the rate
of general tax for all state purposes, the
change occurring In section 141
"Iftlnsj Committee Fight.
On convening' In the afternoon session
Spurlock of Cass submitted a resolution
for the appointment of a sifting committee
of thirteen members, at least two from
earn congressional district and that no
bill be taken out of Its order after the
Gregg of Wayne, who was opposed to the
sifting committee, said:
This is a fitting consummation of the
career of this house. We are on our
forty-eighth day. We have, with the sen
ate, enacted nineteen laws. The records
show our average time of adjourning has
been 3:23 and we have not convened on
time and now with no. Important bills
passed we propose to turn over to thirteen
men the real work of this session to place
In their hands the legislation of this state
Why did we not give them the reins at the
The Spurlock resolution was carried by
vote of "0 to 21.
On motion of Hathorn of Red Willow
tj,e house decided to proceed without In
terruptlon with the revenue bill. When
lt was a.aln taken up. The house then
pasaea these bills
H. R 27 by Loomis of Dodge, correcting
mlnoP Hefects in city charters In cities of
5 000 t0 25,000 inhabitants
H p, 32o. by Nelson of Douglas, the
0maha charter bill. The vote was 87 to 4
H R jg bv Burgess of Lancaster, en
abng fraternal Insurance companies to
add accjental and sick benefits to their
jlat of policies.
H R 274, by Warner of Lancaster, ex-
curllng from the law library at the state
untverBty any but law books and public
aocuments and providing for the transfer
. nnok on miscellaneous subjects to
the nstor,cai an(i university libraries,
H R 3J by Koetter of Douglas, remov
,Dg the mIt of 200 which school boards
may expen(1 without contract or publics
Uon u paaBed unanimously
H n sna n MofMav of Lancsster. relm
h,.i r.n.rl Virtnr Vlfnnaln In the sum
f - -ttiary adjutant general under
R ... b committee on claims, re
nn ttia wnlf hnnntv law. with an
. V.,B roiir1 nrnvlil
formlty in appeals
H R 6J by wllBon of paWnee. to confer
u authorlty upon the State Board of
.'. ... ...,. .v..
XTrtklLU BUU i lb orvi ciai a liu uiano wuoi
provisions In line with this to safeguard
the public health against the spread of
contagious and Infectious diseases, appro
priating $10,000 for state health Inspectors'
annual expenditures and emergency clause.
Speaker Mockett ' then announced Mc-
Alllster of Deuel to succeed Douglas
Rock as chairman of the Stuefer investlga-
tlon committee. 1 '
Tns speaker announced tnese memoers as
gresslonal district; Morsman and Kennedy
Second; Loomis and Roberts. Third; Smith
and Cropsey, Fourth; Rouse and Junkln,
Fifth; Davis and Douglas, Sixth.
The house at 5:15 p. m. took a recess
RaUc Assessors' Salaries.
-he night session began at s7:30. in
commuiee oi me wnoie me nouse conciuuea
onslderatlon of the revenue bill, reaching
the last section, 244, at 9:20. No vital
change were made. Section 22, fixing the
pay of local assessors, which bad been
passed, was then taken up. An amendment
by Nelson ot Douglas, fixing the Omaha
assessors' salary at $2,400, Instead of $1,800
is originally provided, was adopted.
A motion for the committee to arise was
rost and an appeal by Douglas of Rock that
exploited bis amendment. In the course ot
hi remarks ho declared that the revenue
bill as It stands will raise farm taxes 250
per cent, and pleaded that unless lt raised
the taxes on railroads correspondingly lt
was wrong. The house having adopted a
ten-minute limit on speeches, after Sweezy
had talked twelve minutes, Thompson of
Merrlcfc protested on hi continuing, say-
,n; . . ,
square himself with hi constituents."
Thompson said there was sdmethfng In
the Caldwell amendment, but there was "no
sense at all" in the Sweezy amendment.
Kennedys of Douglas moved that Sweezy
be given, unlimited time to set forth his
views. The motion carried. Facetiously
Douglas of Rock moved that an adjourn
ment be taken for all save Sweezy and the
newspaper men. ' At 10:20 a motion for ad
journment carried, with the condition that.
Sweezy be glvjn tbe floor in tho morning.
SENATORS NOT TO BE HURRIED
Howell and Saunders Meet with Op
position to Their Prl-
' tnary Bill.
(From, a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. March 17. (Special.) The at
tempt of Howell and Saunders of Douglas
to run rough shod over the senate this
morning, carrying with them H. R. 236, tbe
r . m nnr?i tmn icn IWCITOAIurn
I " rt ..w.-wu
I Rejected on Aeconnt ol "Coffee Heart"
. Life Insurance companies have fully es
tablished the fact that the use of coffee
causel an organic derangement ot the
heart, shortening the long beat and Imper
iling life. For this reason habitual coffee
arinaers are reiusea me insurance in many
A we nown merchant or Y hit
Creek. Tenn.. proprietor of a large store
. "Thre years ago I was ex-
mlned 'o' Ufa insurance, and to my sur-
P'4 w" rejected, becau my heart action
t times out of place 15 beats la 0.
"' consulted several good doctors and
w" Invariably aeked by them.'Do you drink
rdent Plrlts. use tobacco, or drink coffer
To th first I answered, 'Very little;' to the
I cond. 'No;' to the last, 'Yes.' and they
oui all aay 'Qqlt coffee.'
"I determined to do this. I bad read
about Postum Cereal Coffe and bought
and used it, and I liked it as well as the
best ot real coffee, and as a result of Its
us In place of coffe I find myself without
1 a skip In my heart action and I ean get
I insurance on my Ufa cheaper by 15 per
I cent (notwithstanding the advance lq age)
I than I could when I first comeneed using
1 Postum." Nam furnished by Postum Co.
I Sattl. Crssk, Mich,
Gilbert primary election law, met with op
podtlon strong enough to defeat lt. As a
consequence. Instead of getting whst th-y
wsnted. the pssslng of the bill to a thir-.l
reading without a discussion In the Com
mittee of the whole, the two Douglas mem
bers finally jumped at the chsnce offered
by the opposition to make the bill a spe
cial order for 2 o'clock tomorrow after
noon. The Gilbert election bill provides thst
before voters may take part In a primary
they must make affidavit as to what psriy
they supported at the preceding election.
The judges may, if they desire, force the
voter to tell how many of party candidates
he voted for, or refuse to allow him a
voice In the primary.
The bill came from the committee with
the recommendation thst lt be engrossed
for a third reading. Before a vote waa
taken on this Howell explained that an
election would lo held In Omaha In a very
short time and that It was the Intention
of the friends of the measure to attempt to
gpt lt through In time to become effective
for the primary. .There was no Intention,
he explained, to railroad the measure
through. An emergency existed and the
bill had to be hurried If it would help out
"The bill was passed by the house." ex
plained Howell; 'it was unanimously re
ported back for engrossment by the sen
ate committee. It Is for tho correction of
evils In the primary system, snd In order
that the bill may benefit Oranha It Is neces
sary that it be passed as soon as possible.
At the last election a condition of affairs
existed at the city clerk's office In Omaha
that should not be repeated. The bill Is for
the best Interest of the republican party."
And then O'Neill of Lancaster got after
the bill. "It Is an unfair method," said
he, "to railroad a bill through without
discussion. This measure Is so radical that
I txpected tht committee to report It back
for Indefinite postponement. As a matter ot
fairness, if for no other reason, we should
have a free discussion of this bill."
Day of Nuckolls said the senate should
be slow about advancing bills to a third
reading. "I cannot vote for a bill in this
shape," he said.
Sloan of Fillmore thought lt would be
objectionable whether the bill was en
grossed or put at the head of the general
Harrison of Hall moved that the bill be
placed at the head of the sifting commit
Lieutenant Governor McGUton announced
that lt would take a two-thirds vote to do
this. Before the vote O'Neill objected. Ho
said the bill was liable to come ba?k wl'.hln
an hour If the motion was carried. He
again asked the senate to give the members
time to look Into the bill. O'Neill said
make the bill a special order for Wednes
day or Thursday.
Saunders suggested that O'Neill knew
of the bill and that he. had a week' to
study It in. Harrison announced that he
had known the bill for a month.
Brady of Boone thought O'Neill s sug
gestion was a good one. "The senate
should be careful In asking that bills be
engrossed without a discussion In the com
mittee of the whole," he said. "The sen
ate has a right to consider this bill."
The vote was then taken on Harrison's
motion to put H. R. 236 at the head of the
general file prepared by. the sifting com
mittee. Those in favor ot the motion were:
Anderson, Brown, Day Fries. Glffln, Har
rison, Hastings, Hedge, Howell, Jennings
Marshall, Norris, fau,nders, Sheldon, Sloan,
Umstead. Those opposed were: Beghtol,
Brady, Coffey, Coxt Hall (of Burt). Mere
dith, .O'Neill, Wall, Warner. Way, Voung.
The motion was lost.
The bill, by agreement, was then made
a special order for tomorrow afternoon.
Senate, pontine. . ,
1 The'flrst tie vote the session occurred
in. the senate this, morning. It was on the
Indefinite postponement of S. F. 290 pro
vldlng that quallashall not be killed be
fore November 1, . 1905. After a lengthy
debate the vote stood 14 to 14. Lieutenant
Governor' McGUton cast the deciding vote
and cast' it for the 'postponement ot the
H. R. 123, the Northwestern security bill,
supposed to be In the Interest of the rail
road merger, was Indefinitely postponed.
S. F. 294, authorizing corporations to
act as receivers, etc.; general file.
H. R. 113, providing' for filing Indictment
or Information against corporations; gen
S. F. 292, amending the constitution to
provide for biennial elections: general file.
The following bills were psssed:
S. F. 304, providing for fees to be paid
the treasurer for work done by land com
missioner. S. F. 18, providing that compilers of ab
stracts file bond and providing a penalty for
S. F. 223, providing for certificate of sat
isfaction in case of foreclosures.
S. F. 151. granting right of way for con
struction of electric roads.
S. F. 143, providing for tbe appointment
of a state surveyor by the land commis
S. F. 133, providing for the election of a
tax commissioner in cities of from 10,000
to 25,000 Inhabitants.
The senate took a recess until 2 o'clock.
Through tha senate this afternoon Ne
braska paid tribute to Ireland. On motion
of Wall of Sherman' this resolution was
Resolved. That the senate of the state of
Nebraska hereby desiring to commemorate
this the litn day or Marcn, a. d. imh, do
hereby commend that policy of the present
king of Great Britain, which has for Its
fur pose the relief of the peasant class of
reland, and we do hereby tender to the
IrlHh people, wherever they are to be
found, our .most profound .congratulations
on the seeming bright prospects of the
immediate dawning of a golden ra In the
history 'of these unfortunate but noblo
Senator Wall moved that a copy of tbe
resolution be sent to King Edward and a
copy be sent to the English vice consul,
M. A. Hall, now a member ot the aenate.
Eulogistic speeches on St. Patrick were
delivered by Senators Wall, Brady, Hast
ings, Coffey, Brown, Hasty, O'Neill and Hall
After these exercises the senate went Into
committee of the whole and mad the fol
lowing disposition of bills:
S. F. 57, providing that railroads shall
upply suitable waiting rooms; ordered en
S. F. 17, providing that the management
of the School for the Deaf and Dumb at
Omaha and tbe Institute for the Blind at
Nebraska City be placed In a board of six
members to be appointed by tbe governor,
and changing names ot the Institutions; or-
S. F. 22. providing for th regulation ot
installment and investment companies; or
H. R. 13(, providing that county money
deposited by county treasurers shall draw
not less thsn t per cent interest. Many
amendments wer offered and the bill was
finally sent back to th judiciary com
Tbe senate adjourned at 6:20 o'clock until
t o'clock tomorrow.
JURY FOR BLUEBEAR0 CASE
Jada Will Call Special Panel t
Probe Ksapp'i Marderan
HAMILTON. O., March 17. Judg Belden
announced thia afternoon that a special
grand Jury will be called on March 23 to
Investigate tk. cas of Alfred A. Kcapp,
th Ohio Bluebeard,
SENATE WORK ENDS TODAY
Cuban Treaty Expected to Go Through with
COAL AWARD IS NEARLY READY NOW
t hief Jnstlre Heed of lovra la om.
anted by I'renldent for frnt
on Private Land t lalnia
WASHINGTON, March 17. Most of the
senators in the city loft the capltol tonight
with the firm conviction that It would be
possible to conclude the scuslon tomorrow.
There are some senators who express the
opinion that more than one day will be
fo-ind necessary for the presentation of
arguments for and againxt tho Cuban treaty.
but a ennvass soon showed that only the
iwo Louisiana senstors desired to be heard
at length at this time and they would not
now say as much as they would have said
If the committee on foreign relations had
not agreed to recommend that the treaty bo
submitted to congress for Its approval.
This submission will be In the shape of
a Joint resolution at the next regular ses
sion, and as this can be discussed In open
session all those who oppose the treaty
consider that that time would be more
opportune for argument thnn the present.
Senator Foster of Louls!ana was among
thoso who expressed the opinion that it
might be possible to reach a final vote to
morrow It Is the general opinion that the treaty
will be ratified by a safe majority,
t'oal Award Almost It emir.
Commissioner Carroll D. Wright, recorder
of the coal strike commission, paid today
that the vork of the commission was
nesrly concluded and that the report will
be plsced In the hands cf tho printer lu a
The court-martial which tried Ensign
Wortman at Pensacola on charges growing
out of the explosion of the eight-Inch gun
on the battleship Massachusetts, by which
nine men lost their lives, found tho accused
(eblnrt Holds Short Session
The cabinet meeting today lasted loss
than an hour and It was stated that little
business of Importance was dlecusBcd.
Committee Is Evenly Divided.
The senate committee on the Judiciary
today considered the nomination of W. M.
Byrne to .be district attorney. District of
Delaware, but failed to agree. Of the eight
senators present, four were favorable to
confirmation and four opposed. This was
construed as Justifying an adverse report.
Squadron Leaves San Joan.
The Navy department was advised today
that tne Caribbean squadron had sailed
from San Juan for Puerto Cor.ez, Hon
duras, in pursuance of the orders ot tbe
department. The dispatch of the squadron
was in response to the request of Consul
Wilt at Celba, who reported revolutionists
had captured Cetba aud that It would bo
advisable to send a warship to protect
Bar to Pension la Removed.
The Interior department has decided that
the bar to allowance ot pension to soldiers
who had previously served in the confed
erate ormy is removed by section 1 of the
joint resolution of July 1, 1902, relating
to the pensionable ita t us ot such soldiers,
and It is held to be unnecessary for such
claimants to file a new application for pen
sion subsequent to July 1, 1902.
Land Court Jadaies Xanied. .
The president today sent the followirg
nominations to the senate: Judges of the
court of private land claims Chief justice,
Joseph P. Reed, Iowa; associate Justices,
Henry C. Stluss, Kansas; William M. Mur
ray, Tennessee; Wilbur F. Stone, Colorado;
Frank I. Osborne, North Carolina.
Land Verdict Reversed.
In the case of J. L. Morrow and others
against the state of Oregon and tho War
ner Valley Stock company, involving some
thousands of acres of ths swamp land selec
tion near Lake View, Ore., tbe secretary
of the Interior has reversed the decision
of the commissioner of the general land
office and directed the submission for ap
proval of a new swamp land list embrac
ing such of the lands In controversy as
properly passed to the state. This de
cision rejects all claims adverse to the
state excepting that of the heirs of Amos
Boyd and any other existldg pre-emption
claim which has been perfected before the
decision is carried Into effect.
Italian Score Point.
The Italian government has turned the
tables on the Treasury department here,
somewhat to the annoyance ot a number
of American citizens. For some time the
health authorities at New York have been
excluding all Immigrants wto show the
least sign of eye trouble thr.t mlht be
contagious. .They held ' trachoma," which
Is a species of grjiuulated eyelids common
In southern countries to be contagious and
excluded many Immigrants, especially
Notice now has been received that the
Italian government has prevented a num
ber of naturalized Americans from taking
ship to return to America, its medical of
ficers having discovered a few cases of
"trachoma" among them. The Itilian of
ficials take the position that if the dis
ease Is contagious, as certified by the
United States officials, they cannot risk
its spread to the other passengers on the
ship. The matter hss been reported to
Wasblngton and a lively correspondence 1
Day's Appointment Approved.
The appointment of William A. Day to
be assistant attorney to the attorney gen
eral was confirmed today by the senate.
Major Waller Promoted.
Major L. T. Waller, who wss with the
first relief prty to onter Pekin and after
wards made tho march across Samar In
the Philippines, which rsulteu In a court
martial, has been promoted to the rank
of lieutenant colonel.
Wood to Sail for Naples.
General Wood wll leave here on Thurs
day of next week for Naples. He will be
accompanied by Colonel II. L. Scott, Sev
enth cavalry, and Lieutenant F. R. McCoy,
Tenth cavalry. It is expected the party
will arrive In Manila about th middle ot
and dtantr Mm pUulng jualtty
aad abaulut purity of
commend it to those vki pr(r
th bt. while lu uotUrftt.
pric u ohlr s tunhw recom-
puailloa of 14-
PLEASANT VALLEY WINE CO.,
Sale Makers, Bkelmt, N. I
sole or an wyrmw w ---- i
June. . Oeneral Wood will take command
of the Department of Mindanao until he
Is advanced to the command of the di
vision of the Philippines. '
Colored Mas (ommlavloneil.
Lieutenant David fl. Gilmer, a colored
soldier of this city, hss been commissioned
by the president a STond lieutenant In th
Philippine scouts. The president recently
promised Senator Prltrhard of North Car
olina that Lieutenant C.llmer sh 'iild have
the first varam-y In 'he Ihlllppltie scouts,
rilmlry'n Post linn" 1'lre.
No actlen was taken by the seiv.it- today
upon -the nomination of William Pllmlcy
to be' aaslstniit treasurer uf the Vnlted
State at New York.
Senator Alrtikh will visit the Treasury
depar;ment tomorrow to look over the
papers whlrh he understands have been
received there and if they nre ol such a
nature s.i to warrant consideration by the
finance committee, a meeting will be called
for that purpose.
to ci itK a t'OLii ::. t.r. day
Take Laxative llronio Quinine Tabl.-t. All
drugglns refund tho money If It ffls to
cure. - E. W. .Grove's signature '--u each
WIM S. Cole.'
BEATRICE. Neb., Varrh 17. (Sperlnl. )
Will S. Colo, a wc'l known resident of this
rlty, died yesterday morning nt the homo
of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Col,
after a lingering Illness of tuberculosis.
Deeessed was born at JrfTerson Rarracks,
Mo., April 28. 1S64. His early life was
spent In Iowa, and In 1S7S be located In
Beatrice, coming here with his parents.
He was a Jeweler by trade and was en
gaged In busluess In this city for many
years and later nt Cortland, this county.
In September, W9, he was married to Miss
Jessie Bailey of Sterling, Neb. In 19ni he
was compelled to retire from business on
account of 111 health and engaged in out
door pursuits nt Sterling until the follow
ing year, when he went to South McAl
lister, I. T. He also visited Texas, Arizona
and Mexico In pursuit of health, but not
finding relief be went to Sulphur Springs,
Ark. Ho remained thero until about a
month ago, when he returned to Beatrice,
since which time he began to sink rapidly,
death relieving him of his suffering yester
day morning at 1 o'clock. He leaves no
family except his wife. The funeral was
held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock under the
auspices of the Elks' lodge and the Ma
sonic fraternity, of which deceased was a
Mrs, t'linrlottn Cnmmlnan.
OSCEOLA. Neb., March 17. (Special.)
Word has Just been received here of tho
death of Mrs. Charlotte Cummlngs at the
Soldiers' home at Grand Island, and the
funeral will be held here under the aus
pices of the Grand Army of the Republic
and Woman's Relief corps. Mrs. Cummlngs,
with her husband, was among the earliest
settlers in Polk county. Her late husband
waa the first postmaster of Arcade beforo
the name was changed to Shelby. He was
a charter member of the first post here
and served in Company L. Second Iowa
cavalry. Mrs. Cummlngs was more than
80 ears old, r.nd was a pensioner on ac
count of the service of her husband, and
will be laid to rest beside tbe body of
her husband In Osceola cemetery.
Veteran of Three Wars.
HOT SPRINGS, S. D., March 17. (Spe
cial.) W. James Cannon, who was a cousin
of Congressman Cannon of Illinois, who
came here several days ago from Custer for
treatment for dropsy, died at the hospital
Saturday.- He was a remarkable man, 00
years old, was a soldier under Sam Hous
ton in the Texas' revolution, later a soldier
under Oeaerat Taylor in tbe Mexican war
and still later was a soldier In the war
of the rebellion from the start to the fin
ish; was wounded three tlm-s. He had a
Houston" medal tor gallantry in the
Texas war and splendid recommendation
from officers of the Mexican and civil wars.
Frederick Fernlnand Hirsch.
YUTAN, Neb., March 17. (Special.)
Frledrlch FerJInand Hirsch died at 0
o'clock yesterday morning. He was born
in Saxony sixty-nine years ago and has
been a resident of Yutan for twelve years.
He died of heart trouble, after an Illness
of several weeks. He leaves a wife and
twelve children, one of them In Germany,
some In Colorado, one In California and
others in Nebraska and Iowa, all except
one married and with large families. Sev
eral of the children will be present at tho
funeral Wednesday afternoon from the Ger
man Lutheran church.
Old Settler of Cass.
PLATTSMOL'TH, Neb., March 17. (Spe
cial.) George D. Amlck, 72 yea? of age,
died at his home, a few mile southwest ot
this city, last Dlght. He pre-empted the
farm, where he has since resided, in 1856.
He leaves three grown children. v.
IS A DISEASE!
"Will-Power" will Not Cure) It.
rtrlnk la tbe greatest curse of mankind. Many
s feuns rain ot gn-stest irorol hi (mind tbn
dlabonoml rrava ot a druoksrd Instead uf tn
honorable place In society.
i'bxl'lnna bare long rerog-nltod that con
tinued Indiilpenc In alcoholic atltnulania -aunt
th atnaiai-h and dlgeatlre organa to beooin
dineaaod. In th vast majority ot enwa, (hpr
fore. habitual dninkenueKa la a pbjak-al dla
eaae, snd no amount of uicntal resolve or
'fultb cur" will cur H.
"OMINE" WIM. posiTTVEf.V AND rrtt
MANKNTl.Y t't'RB TUB UK INK HABIT.
W guarant this and will refund th iuoni-y
should tb rrmrdy fall. Hut It m-rer dors fall!
"OBBINE" la tontrlcsn, oriorlpaa slid color
laa, and ran be givn without the patient's
knowledge la t-a, coffe, water or milk, it
tona op th dlaeased stomach snd gltes a
hearty appetite aud good dlpeatlon.
Muihera of the W. C. T. IT., rlnnrrmen, phy.
stelani and public men all over the land eidum
thla wonderful remedy.
Bav. Tho. O. Eaatoa, D.D., A2T K. Capitol Rt.,
Waabington, It. C. writes: "I rin nafely af.
Arm, from enaes under my. personal observation,
that ORRIME Is s marvloiia and permanent
remedy for chronic Inehrlatea."
fl per bo i, boiea for fY Rem rely sealed ;
poaipald. Sealed booklet mailed free on re
queat. Addreas OHKINB . CO., Pope Building,
Washington, D. C. Sold and rerouimrnd'd by
ihrrmis A MrCunnrll 11 rum Co.,
Kith and Uod( SI... Omaha.
t L-jl ti
F i'M ALE BEAN
k,ir .contain Ergot,
Ttwr. fcuurrujrai. Bui a tlugt lahura: K'ttjieiu niuat
M.ai in.iijt iv&M'a rflitavfld la a irv i uu al
6htrui0 MwCuuiieU Xru Co., Omaha,
;.-v'. ' v '-
efVj - -V
Z 'J-'- - J,:rTAr-j.rj.sev--a
Schmollsr & Muellers .
Anyone thinking of purchasing a
Tlano should not fall to write or call
on us nt onre. This Is tho third
week of our Rroat Ocarina; Sale, and
Judging from the way the instru
ments are going tho bargains cannot
laft much longer. Our special se
lected slock of STE1NWAY SilNfl.
STEC.ER & SONS. VOSE, EMERSON,
8TECK. A. II. CHASE. HARPMAN
and 17 other high grade makes Is
quoted at pricea never befnrc known
in the history of piano selling. no
low wo mention a few rare bargains
we have others:
One J. P. Halo
One V. W. Kimball QQ
One Weber Piano good ClQQ
One Chlckerlng Vpright thoroughly
overhauled in our own IttK
Tho above special targalns are sold
on Bchmoller & Mueller's easy pay
ment plan, viz.,
ONLY $1 PER WEEK
Remember we are Piano Manufac
turers and will save the purchaser
the middleman's profit. Write for
catalogues, prices and bargain list, or
pay us a visit of Inspection.
!00 New Pianos For Rent
, 4, l5 Per Month.
. Old Pianos thoroughly overhauled
In our own factory and Expert Tuning
Promptly attended to.
Piano Manufacturers, Wholesale and
1313 Farnam M., 'Phone 11)25.
602 Broadway, Council Bluffs.
Vigorously Object . to Wilson
An Intense feeling has been aroused by
.their attempt to interfere with legisla
tion and sensational developments are ex
peoted, while only a few share in the im
mense profit of these great corporations.
The afflicted of the ertlre world may be
sharers In the great benefits bestowed by
Dr. Burkharf Vegetable Compound.
8,756,000 persons who have taken this
wonderful treatment last year testify to its
great merits. It cures blood, stomach,
heart, kidney and female aliments, rheuma
tism, catarrh and constipation. 25 cents.
WHITE RIBBON REMEDY
No taste. No odor. Can be niven In glut's
of water, tea, or coffee without patient s
White Klbbon Remedy will cure or de
stroy the diseased uppctUe for alcolioliu
stimulants, whether the patient is a con
flrmd Inebriate, a "tippler," social ilrinker
or drunkard. Impossible for unyoiix lo have
an uppcUte foi alcoholic liquors utter UNlity
White Ribbon Remedy.
I nil or sell hj- Member, nf W. ;. T. I'.
Mrs. Moore, press superintendent ot tlx'
Woman's Christian Temperance union uf
Ventura. Calilorula, writes: "1 have tested
White ittubon Remedy on very obeiinut
drunkard, and the cure have been many,
in many cases the lemeiiy wun given
secretly. I cheerfully recommend and en
dorse White Klhbon ReineUv. Almiiiets r.i
our union are delighted to llnd an econnml
cal treatment to uid us in our temperance
"uiruggists or bv mall. Jl. Trial packnge
free by writing Mrs. A. M. Towasenrt tlor
years secretary of a Woman's Christian
Tmperan e unlnni. 118 Tremout st., Boston.
Mass. Sold In Oniuha by
'Phone 747. h. W. Cor J6th and Chicago.
Oaods delivered k R&h; to any part of city.
MATINEE TOPA Y Tf N1 HIT.
Omaha's Favorite Prima Donna
In tho Musical Comedy Huccess
Prices Mat., Jac to ll.Ui; Nlcht. 2i to
Four I'er'orninrice. Ktnftlng
TH I'ltSDA Y MlillT
The Best cf the Geo. W. ICili rer's Musical
Comedies 75 People In Cast.
B M.1.1-1-H H-Al.l.i:l "
Prices Mat., 25c lo Jl.Ou; Night, 25c u
Matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday,
Mi; fcivery Night, 8:15.
HIGH GLASS VAUDEVILLE
Bunnell Brothers. Ltfttte' Ollson, W. C
Vields, Joe Maxwell Ac Co., K.smcralila.
Anderson and W'ullaee and th Klnudi oniw.
PRICK8-10O. iM 60c.
Tor (food cooking
l-rf hlark from Bov4 I.
ra KCW ruuurut-b BKST la Om
rremst iM conrwoua aamca.
Uiiia KKk Claisc. Jic
Ur4a uns l nopa.
a iitk. at SLm luUiiu
Powered by Open ONI