Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 30, 1903, Page 2, Image 2
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: SATUKDAY, MAY 30, 1003. Telephones nt-fM. TVe close Saturdays it I P. At. Decoration Day, Saturday, May 30, WE WILL NOT c!osj our store at noon, as has been our custom on Memorial day, but will hi open until six o'clock. During; the months of July and August we will close Saturdays at o e o'clock. Li !': tfi lllnl Y.'M. C. A. Building. Corner POSTMASTERS GET A RAISE H:oeteen in Nebraska Have a Hundred Dol.ari Added to Their Salary. FORTY MILLION SURPLUS IN TREASURY Estimate' Is that It Will Amount to Four Million MoM at the Close f tb Fiscal; t ear, Jane SO. (From a Staff. Correspondent.) WASHINGTON . May . 8peclal Tele gram.) The change In aalarlea of presi dential postmanters were announced today for Nebraska : Increase Loup, Lyons. New man Grove, Norfolk, North Bend, North Platte, Oaklnnd, O'Neill, Ord. Orleani. l'luttsmouth, Rivenna. Ruahvllle, St. Ed wards, Schuyler, 'Serlbner, Seward, South Auburn, lli. Decrease Nelson, Niobrara, Oxford, Ponca.' $100. ' " . The postufnee at Burl.. la., will be de creased from $1,000 to that of a fourth-clas office. Postmasters appointed: Nebraska Guy R. Stewart, Nlrkerson, Dodge county,' vice P. J. Hunter, ar., resigned. Iowa H.! J. Schulte. Bt. Marya. Warren county, vice J. Schulte, removed: W. C. Ouhl was today appointed regular and Albert Guhl substl tute rural letter carrier at Relnbeck, la. The postofflce' at -Max, O'Brien county, la., har been discontinued. Reserve -agent approved: National Shoe and leather bank of New Xorlti 'or lr8t National of Storm Lake, la.; Hamilton Na tional of Chlcauo, for Flrat National of Council Bluffs, la. Dra. E. T. Anderson and H. M. Marks were today appointed pension examining surgeons at Geddes.S. t. , Treasury Surplus. The excess In the treasury receipts over It expenditures for the first eleven months Of the fiscal year amounts to $33,941,681, and treasury experts eatlmate that for the year the surplus will be about $44,000,000. The total receipts for the year to date are $61033,471, and the total expenditures $471,. (4,866. The surplus for the present month M $3,S2$.K. Giles Tries Again. ' Jackson W. Otles, the colored man of Montgomery,- Ala., whose putt in equity to test the validity of the suffrage provision Of 'the constitution of that state, was decided' against him by'-the Vnited States supreme, court, will have two more oppor tunities to make the .test in that court as th result of writs of error allowed to day by Justice White, presiding justice of the Fifth circuit- One of the suits wis brought to compel the board of registers of Montgomery county by a writ of man damus to enter his name os a voter on the registration list and the other waa for damages because of the failure of the board to make this entry. Both proceed ings came up. from the Alabama supreme court, whose findings were against Giles. W)ien tha Olles equity case was decided by the I'nlted States - supreme court an In timation was given that his only channel of relief, If any, was a suit for damages. Miss Roosevelt Has Exciting Ride. Miss Alice Roosevelt, who left here for Albany today to become a bridesmaid at tha wedding of Miss Ruth Bruyn, a college friend, had a somewhat exciting ride to the railroad station. She occupied the seat of the chauffeur in a new automobile of the "red devil" tpye, which she had Just pur chased,' and while proceeding down Penn sylvania avenue waa overtaken by a num ber of fire engines and hook and ladder trucks on their way to a fire. None of them struck tha new vehicle, but there were several cloae rubs. Miss Roosevelt saved herself by bringing the vehicle to a halt while the fire wagons rushed on past her. Cement Production. Tha United States Geological Survey today gave out a preliminary atatement of the production of cement In the United State tor 1901. It shows that the produc tion of Portland cement' for that period amounted to 1,871. 506 barrels; natural rock cement, f.r4.753 barrels; slag or poiuolana cement. 47. 155 barrels; a total of 36,437,830 BAB BABIES Are often only hungry babies. They cry and fret because they are- ill-fed. " The healthy mother ia sure to have good babies ; babies that coo and sleep and grow. ai owners who me Doctor Pierce's Favorite Prescription, are generally healthy and happy, and have healthy, happy children. "Favorite Pre scription" pre vents . nauaea, soothe the nerves, promotes the ap petite and caiucs sleep to be sound and refreshing. Jt give a great phys ical vigor and mus cular elasticity so that the baby's ad vent If practically rainless. It is the ' best tonic for nursing mothers, restoring strength and promoting an abuudaut flow of nutritive secretions. I caa cheerfully recommend Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription one of the best medi cine, for women. writes Mrs. Mary Murduck. alurdock, of lots WooUsrd Ave. .Topeka, Kan. "I aider it th best medu.-iue msde. J know it has ma equal. I in the mother of ten children sad aly oa living the tenth one. She is one year eld sad is ss well and beany sa can be. Sae is a . beauty. Of mr other habiea. one lived to be one year old. but she waa always feeble. I tried dif ferent doctors, but none of them could tell me ' what my trouble was. They said I was well and strong. 1 was cxmruiaed be aurgeous but they foun ud notbiug wrong, sua tney were aotcuug wrong, snd puasled la kw w what my trcuuie hat my ireutue was. I aid Sot know what to do, sa I thought this time 1 would try Dr. Pierce's Favorite reacnptioa. 1 took, it the entire nine months snd now have a fine baby sir I. snd I cannot praise your medi cine cuuugk for lb good it did me. . " Favorite Prescription " makes weak women strong, sick women well. Accept bo substitute for th medicine which works wonders for weak women. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are easy snd pleasant to take. A most elective UmUvsj. i . Bee. Msy a, m. Sixteenth and Douglas Sts barrels, against a total of 20.KS,7t7 barrels for IW1. . . ', ' : ' Surrendered to Mexico. The State department today issued a' war rant for the surrender to the Mexican gov ernment of Leslie E. Hurbert, alias C. T. Richardson, raid Willis Meredith, aline Meson. ' These men are wanted on the charge of murder committed in Chfmtahna, Mexico. They ar now held under arreat t Pecos, Tex. The third of the alleged mur derers. Dr. Harle, waa surrendered to Mexico several weeks ago. The jneh are chared with insuring lives and committing murder for the insurance money. ' Navy Yard Finishes Work. . Acting Secretary Darling 'has decldeM that the work of completing the cruiser Oalveston shall be done at the Norfolk navy vnrd and orders have. been issued ac cordingly. Galveston was about Jwo-thlrds f l'tnl-ed when Its builders, Trigg & Co. of Richmond, failed. Takes t'p Iowa Case. ' Justice Brewer, as the presiding Judge of the court for the Eighth Judicial circuit, today allowed a writ of error to the su preme court in the case of the American Express Company against the State of Iowa.' The case grows out of the selsure for destruction of liquor shipped into Iowa and held by the company's agent at Tama in that state. The atate supreme court held that the express company was responsible for violation of the law, even though its representatives were Ignorant ft the con tents of the packages containing the llcnior Will Doable Track onthern. President Samuel d. . Spencer of the Southern Railway company, who is in Washington, said today, that the road will be . double-tracked between Washington and Atlanta and $25,000,000 spent ob better ments, including double . trackage. The Washington division will be the first sec tion of the road to get two tracks. PRESIDENT IN UTAH (Continued from , First page.) few remarks. At a pavilion on the publlo square the president was welcomed by Mayor Glassman In a few words. Senator Reed Smoot then Introduced the president, who spoke briefly. OGDEN, Utah. May 29.-A. Corn' has been under arrest here since yesterday, under Instruction of the secret service men, He Is said o be an anarchist and haa been distributing literature among laboring man. When arrested he had a murderous look ing dagger.., It has been learned by the police that .he came from Butte and It is surmised that he Is connected with the gang supposed to be implicated In the Umbtia dynamite affair. As soon as the president leaves Corn will be discharged and ordered to leave town. EVANSTON. Wyo:, "May 29.-Presldent Roosevelt ' arrived in Evanston at 7:10 o'clock tonight and was. given an ovation by the 6,000 people gathered at the station. The president was introduced by Senator Clark of Wyoming and after, a short ad dress departed for Rawlins. PACKAGE OF JEWELS MISSING Messenger to 'Whom The- Wra v.. trusted ia Now Under Arrest. NEW YORK, May 29.-Jamea M.,. 23 yeara of age, a driver for the Manhat tan Delivery company, was arrested today In connection with the disappearance of a pacKage or jewels valued at $10,000, which had been intrusted to him to Aiiv.. - the Adams Express company. The man was arraigned in the Tombs and all de tails were kept secret. The Jewels were the nronerrv -t vr Charles Hernsheln of Chicago, who had been a guest of Mrs. David Strauss of 771 maaison avenue. On May 17 Mrs. Hern sheln left for Chicago, leaving the Jewels to be shipped to her along with several trunks. She summoned an expressman from the Manhattan Delivery company. The trunks arrived at Chlcas-o. hut h of Jewels did not. Mrs. Hernsheln then leiegrapnea to Mrs. Strauss, who In turn notified the Adam's Express company. Mrs. Strauss naya she. has the receipt, which Is signed J. M.. and llrPua v... v Identified as the man who received the pacKBge. FIRE RECORD. Colorado Planing Mill. TRINIDAD. Colo.. Mav 9 nr. destroyed a clanlns- mill, four m i- with lumber and a lot of lumber at C. B. v ooa s sawmill In Carlcllla canon west of nore. ixss, $50,000. Lumber Dealers Lose lajnaetloa. JACKSON. MlH Vfav -HI T7. . ... Henry Nlles has dlKSolved the temporary vf' graniea ine lumber dealers of 70";iti m nays ago, restraining railroads doing business In this state from I nc-r engine ru ii nt, j mh., a . , Judge Nilea holds that the court has no juMnuniion in ine mailer or fixing and r iiuniiiii a w-'iirauie or. rreight rates. Hold Negroes la Bondage. MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 29.-One o the negroes who was recently in bondag t m n-tiit. rft(..n . . I , I. . j , . w.u ma iiniiu jury wna; he knew of involuntary servitude of negroes -....v.. ." "wij i.unu ine arresi two prominent planters. The negro aa urci" wii'ihjb iur more man a year for a debt of $. He told of a negro whipped to death. Itnbber Company Incorporates. TRENTON. N. J.. May JS.-Ths Franklin Rubber Manufacturing company, capital $l,0ou,(X, was Incorporated hero today to manufacture rubber goods. The lncorpor- btnM . . . - V1IIIum a a I . . Austin w imam r. nusion ot Philadelphia John E. Clancey and John A. Sloan o Trenton. . Mlssonrl Stat Senator Indicted. 8T. LOUIS. May 28 An Indictment charging State Senator Frank 11. Karris with bribery waa returned by the St. louts grand Jury this afternoon. Ten other In dlrtmenta returned were pot mads public, but It Is said that no unexpected indict- menu oi importance are in tne number. Tne Deaths oa Steamer. SAN FRANCI3PO. May .-There were iwn uuuiin on tne steamer I Ity or Para lilch hus arrived here from Panama. P Waaner. a nHAhenwir from Nw Virlx dropped dead from sunstroke at Panama ( hu ' la 1' l.i ... r .,,11 r. i I K a r K.'.b V..i 1. .. . senger. Jumped overboard and waa drowned wucu on tne uuaieraaiaa ooasu - ST. PETERSBURG CELEBRATES Bicentear-ial Afjairertarj Marked by Official UrjeaiiiiMR. PLOTS EVIDENTLY FE RED BY POLICE Bat Day Passes WMhont Any taase tor Alarm Becoming? Apparent, as Loner Classes Shove So Desire for 1 nrholence. , ST. PETERSBURG, May 2.-The Celebra tions of the blcentennlsl anniversary of the founding of St. Petersburg were begun today. The celebrations were marked by dis quieting rumors which created considera ble impression In high 'society, but for which there was apparently not the slight est Justification. People, with official con nections advised their friends to remain in doors, and there waa a vague apprehension of disturbances directed against the edu cated classes. There were,-even rumors afloat that mines had been laid under the Nevsky prospect. As a matter of fact, the worklngmen and radicals were uncommonly -quiet and no leaflets or manifestoa were circulated. Strict precautions were taken by the au thorities to prevent any possible' disorder Snd all the decorations .were removed by order directly the celebrations were ended. During the entire ceremonies, none of the guests were allowed to approach the quay from the summer garden to the Nicholas bridge, a distance of nearly two miles, or any street near the Peter the Great monu ment. Many street cara and boats did not run today and popular amusements, were ar ranged In the suburbs with a view of at tracting and keeping the working classes here. Authorities Show Anxiety. LONDON, May 0.-The Dally 'Mall's cor respondent at St. Petersburg says the au thorities displayed much anxiety during yesterday. Many arrests were made the previous night. Arrests Include Important political suspects and agitators. The Illuminations which were to be held at night were suddenly forbidden in conse quence of instructions from high quarters that directly the celebrations were ended all traces of them should be, removed. A dispatch from 8t. Petersburg to the Daily .Telegraph . says the fact that the csar and the imperial family did not enter the cathedral at St. Isaao caused keen dis appointment. All the working population kept Indoors aa the factories were kept open by government orders. BUILDINGS COLLAPSE (Continued from First Page.) the flood on the north side of the river. The condition there is alarming. Rain Is still falling. , Roads in Bad Condition. Our system Is In a derjlorabla condition. The Colorado line Is tied up at this point, four trains at McFarland and one at Wich ita. Another train is tied somewhere on the Herrington branch. The wires are nearly all down. Only the St. Joseph line to Topeka Is working. At Durham the Cot tonwood river flooded the depot and ran the agent out. At Keats a cloudburst at mlinlght put the town under three feet of water. Our I ridge at Falrbury, Neb., Is out of line, as Is the bridge at Manhattan. The Union Pacific system is in. little bet ter condition. At Calhoun Bluffs, east ot Topeka, the tracks are Covered. The' water Is ovr the fit st floors of the business house's at PV Mary's. The floor of the Kaw river bridge at. Rosavtlle is covered.,' The tracks of the Union Paciflo west of Topeka are under two feet of water In many places between, here and Waldo. The Santa Fs Is unable to pass Lakeview on the main line. The Union Paciflo railroad embankment Is all that Is keeping the Kaw river from aweeping North Topeka, but despite tha use of sacks of sand, the dyke is weakening. The river threatens to enter the old chan nel north of Topeka and make an island of that part of tha city. The river has not used this channel for forty years and It Is crowded with residences. The people llvinjj there have been warned and are preparing to move. The water already is flowing down many streets near the river In North Topeka. .Many Killed ta Oklahoma. GUTHRIE, Ok!., May 29. Reports of de structive storms throughout the territory continue to arrive. At Harrison the flood killed five people, Mrs. Bryles and child. a child of John Alexander and two per sons whose bodies have not yet been re covered. The drowning ot several Indians is reported from Anadarko. In Gay county a tornado killed Mrs. Isaao Jones, wrecked four postoffloea and near Little Robe completely demolished a farm residence. . At Wellston the storm is reported to have fatally Injured one woman and de stroyed several buildings. Near Hobart all but three of a herd of. fifty-two cattle belonging to Charles Smith, a dairyman. were drowned in the flood. , Thirteen Inches la Twelve oars. 8 KIDDY, Kan., May 29. Thirteen inches of water haa fallen in Clark's Creek valley In the last twelve hours. The whole valley is desolated. Many houses In Sklddy were washed away and cropa have been ruined. Two thousand feet of railway tracks in this vicinity were washed out. As far as known no Uvea were lost. 8klddy is a town of 200 persons in Morris county, central Kansas, in a rich farming district. . ABILENE, Kan., May 2$. The flood waters from Mud creek, swollen by a twelve hours rain, swept through this city last night, doing damage estimated at fioe.000. Chapman. Solomon, Talmage, nearby towns, fared equally aa bad as Abi lene and the loss to the county is tremena ous. Abiletie has no water, llghta, post office service or newspapers. No lives have been lost as far as known. The water In the principal streets of Abi lene was four feet deep. A three-story brick building containing the stores of Mlnlck & Taylor. Lloyd's. Mrs. Clark's. the Allen Commercial college and several offices, collapsed in a heap. It had been weakened by the high water, and several other buildings are In a dangerous condi tion. .- The press rooms of the three newspapers and the basement of Case a department store are under water. The Union Pacific, Santa Fe and Rock Island tracks entering the city have been washed away, and 200 houses are submerged, scores of families having fled to higher ground. Rice, Johnston, Nlcolay's lumber yard caught fire from lime and was destroyed. Loss, $12,000. On the Smoky Hill bottoms 10,000 acres are under water and persons are being rescued in boats. 'Predicts Highest la Years. KANSAS CITY. May tt.-The Kansas and Missouri rivers are rising here at an alarm ing rate and tonight the Indications are that all previous high water records at this point will be broken during the next forty-eight hours. Much damage has al ready been done to property In the low lands along the two rivers and much ap prehension Is felt for the aafety of property in the west bottoms district of this city. The Kansas river la rising at the rate of an Inch an hour and the heavy and almost onntinual rain of today and tonight haa added to the gravity of the local situation. Superintendent Censor - of the Kansas City weather bureau predicts that the rise of the Mlrourl river during the next three days will be unprecedented. He says that the volume of water from the Kansas river and other streams for which th Missouri river Is the outlet, sided to the usual June rise, will carry the Missouri to a higher stage thsn It reached in 1MI and 192, when it broke all previous records. The Missouri gauge read OT feet above low water mark at 3 o'clock this afternoon and Superintendent Connor predicts a rise of three feet during the next twenty-four hours. At the Mule town f Harlem, across from this city, the residents on the flooded district were resrued tonight from house tops In boats after losing most of their per sonal effects. The embankment of the Burlington roo Is holding the flood from the rest of the town, but a rise of a few more inches will csrry the water over the embsnkment. The Kansas river has forced hundreds of families to leave, their homes In Argentina and various parts of Kansas City, Kan. The .basements of the packing houses are flooded and many other large business con cerns along the .Kansas river are forced out of their basements. Tha river has forced the Missouri Pacific to abandon Its bridge between Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas .City, Mo., and heavily weighted cars are upon If to hold It in place. The water Is within ten Inches of the Belt Line bridge In Armourdale. snd the water la almost on a level with all the bridges which crfy the Kansas river here. Thousands. of acres of choice garden land Justf west of this dty are overflowed and ine namage to crops will amount to thou sands of dollars. A thousand Shack dwel lers have been driven before the flood to places of safety. Near Parkvllle, Mo., the Missouri river Is cutting a new channel 'and hundreds of acres of the mst fertile farming land will be washed away. At midnight one-third of the Armourdale district of Kansas City,' Kan., was sub merged and the police were busy rescuing women And children from their flooded homes. A large number of extra men are assisting the police in the relief work. No loss of life has been reported, but many narrow escapes occurred. Most of the cottaa-es In the flooded dis trict are the homes of well-to-do working- men, and the loss on this property Is enor mous. A large force of men Is st work con stantly saving movable property by means of boats. Cannot Locate Tralaa. Traffic on the Union Pacific, Missouri Pa cific and Rock Island railroads haa been suspended west of this city on account of the floods, which makes the attempt to run trains unsafe. The Santa Fe has almost abandoned its western traffic, but It is getting trains through to Emporia with fair regularity by using the 'Frisco tracks to Olathe, Kan., where the Santa Fe tracks are reached again. The' Rock Island Is sending passengers on Santa Fe trains over this route. The Missouri Pacific Is not sending any trains west and. no trains on that line from the west are arriving. The telegraph facilities along the road are so badly .crippled that the officials hers cannot locate stranded trains. Two coaches of returning delegates from the plumbers' convention at Ban Francisco are stranded somewhere along the line, but it is Impossible to locate them.. Many west bound passengers are-here anxiously wait ing for traffic to be resumed. All trains eastbound and from the east are running on' schedule time. - i , The serious washouts .on- the Union Pa ct fte, Santa Fe and Roek Island are be tween here and , Topeka,., The trouble on the Missouri Paciflo. la west ot Sallna. Death la Heroism" Reward. ' COUNCIL GRO YE, Kan. May 'sa.-Vhe loss by, flood in Morrts county Is esti mated at $1,000,000.' r Foar persons Were drowned here last Tright. Edward Clements perished while endeavoring to ' aave his daughter. Rulph Phillips, while trying to rescue a little girl named Woods, was drowned with her. A baby was found dead In the Missouri Pacific;, yards. Slacking lime set fire to the M. R. Smith lumber yard, which was burned, together with the Farmers' and Drovers' bank, the Indicator store and Bobbins' drug store. the total loss being $60,000. The big Main street bridge over the Neosho river went down. All the business houses ' were flooded. Miles of Missouri Paciflo and "Katy" tracks were washed out. More than 100 houses are under water and twenty have floated away. degress' Prophesy- IVsfalgUed. ST. LOUIS. May 29.-A special to the Republic from Pine Bluff, Ark., says: The tornado, which, according to the prediction of Ellen Jefferson, a n egress, would wipe. Pin Bluff off the map at 6 o'clock this afternoon, failed to arrive, al though the heavy black clouds that lined the horlaon during the afternoon caused much uncertainty to even those -who had scoffed at the prophesy. Showers fell dur ing the afternoon, but there was no wind. - As the fateful hour approached refugees in other towns besieged the telegraph and telephone operators here- to tell ' them if the tornado was at hand. . Notwithstanding the - tornado failed to come, the fears of the people will not sub side until daylight. DENVER. Colo., May M. All traffic be tween Denver and Kansas City was at a standstill this morning on all railroads, and In many Instances no attempt was made to get trains out. - All trains between these two cities on the Kansas Paciflo division of the Union Pa ciflo snd the Rock Island have been an nulled. Three Union Pacific trains losded with passengers which were sent out Bun day, Monday and Tuesday were returned to this city this morning after repeated fail ures to get through. The passengers had been well eared for by the railroad company and the citlsens ot Ellsworth, Kan., the easternmost point reached. EASY VICTORY FOR 10E GANS Pats Fltsgerald to gleea la Tenth Round of Boot Held at Saa Francisco. 8AN FRANCISCO, May 29-The Gans Fltxgerald flght at Mechanics Pavilion was an easy victory for the Baltimore wonder. It ended suddenly In the tenth when the negro put In a terriflo left to the Jaw, dat ing Fltsgerald. The New Yorker tried to flght back, but was too far gone and a right cross to the jaw put mm out lor good. It was Gana' flght throughout. In only one round, the ninth, did fltsgerald have even a ahade the better of It. In thla round he put his left to the nerro s stom ach and body frequently and Gana .was guessing (or the time being. Tha tenth round was all Gans' ud to the -time of the knockout. The New Yorker was ready and willing to mix It at every stage of th game, and really did aome good work against th Baltimore mar., but the negro outclassed him in cleverness and landed upon him almost at will. Weatera Collegiate Tennis. CHICAGO, May 29-Both championships in the western Intercollegiate Unnls tour nament go to Michigan university this year. Alter a nara ana nriiiisni ooniesi In the final round In doublea today 8t. John and Lee of Michigan defeated Morley and Garneit of Wisconsin by a score of 4-1. -7, s-4. s-l, s-j. Bt. John and Danforth, both of Michigan, euallfled yesterday for th final round tn einglea. The aingle championship goes to uanionn, as Bt. jonn rorreitea loaay. Puglllat Feeley I Dead. SAVANNAH. Oh.. Mav S0.-Oeors Fee ley, the pugilist who was Injured In a con test wltlt Jim Jeffords Thursday night, died at St.- Joseph hospital st 1 this morn Ing. - MERRITT'S REPORT IS OUT Fottmuter General Consider! Oond tions Ehown Flattering. BUT FEW IRREGULARITIES ARE FOUND These Hate Been Promptly Carrerted and It is Believed All Wrngfnl Matters In Pontofflre Depart ment Are Discovered. WASHINGTON, May Postmsster General Tayne today made public the rep'.y of Postmaster Merrltt of this city to the lulloch charges. The Merrltt response makes accusations sgnlnst former Cashier S. W. Tulioclt of the Washington postofflce saying that a transaction In which Mr. Tulloch was concerned in 1W "arrears to comprehend the presentation of a false voucher, which Is made a crime by the statutes." ' Mr. Merrltt's reply further alleges that receipts were signed In blank on the pay rolls during Mr. Tulloch's regime as cash ier and that the files do not indicate any complaint of irregularities against the Washington postofflce Died by Mr. Tulloch while he was in office. Mr. Merrltt says the general practice of giving employes duties seemingly Incom patible With their positions Is no abuse and that the practice of paying certain expenses of the Postofflce department out of the Washington city postofflce funds al ways haa existed and Is proper. The postmaster general today announced the completion of the Investigation of the salary rolls of all the first and second class postofflces In the country. The only Irregularities reported, all of which have been ordered to be corrected Immediately, were the payment to fourteen assistant postmasters of a larger salary than they should receive under the department's pol icy; payments to a few clerks of more than the law allows, and the existence of desig nations unknown to the law of the positions In seventeen postofflces. Mr. Payne said that none of these Items Indicated any wrongdoing and be' regarded this net rtsult of the overhauling of the rolls of upward of l.Sno presidential post offices as gratifying. Mr. Merrltt says: Before I became postmaster one of the employes of the postofflce was puwpemled from duty from May 5 to June S, m. with out pay, without any reason of record, so far as I have learned and without any de partmental authority. Mr. Tulloch. the cashier, retained this man's pay; for the time stated, amounting to $140, against his firotest, I am told, obtaining his signature o the customary form of payroll, however and then sent the account to the auditor for the Postofflce department as though payment had actually been made. The cashier probably had the postmaster's or ders to do this and It seems he did not make personal use of the money. But the transaction appears, nevertheless, to com prehend the presentation of a false voucher which Is made a crime by section 5438 of the revised statute. The money thus un lawfully taken was divided by the cash ier, by his direction mong a number of persons, upon orders signed in the nsme of the postmaster by his assistant (though In one ease no order has been found) until all of It wss used up except $7.M, which Is now In the nfflelsl possession of one of the bursaus of .the Postofflce department. Cause for Removing Tulloch. 'Postmaster Merrltt, then speaking' of his removal of Cashier Tulloch almost at once aftor he became postmaster, declares the removal was no mistake and for reason therefor sa.J's: f ,Tke this incident related to me by Mr. James P. Wlllett. my predecessor, a few days after I assumed the postmastershlp, and fully confirmed by the statements of others. He, said that his accounts for the last quarter of his term were In a rather tangled condition; that he' was very much worried about them, that-his cashier should not have left them In this condition; that ne regarded It as the cashier's dutv tn properly arrange and close thorn, but thrtt after appealing to him. for his assistance he, Tulloch, absolutely refused to give It unless he was paid $50rt therefor. Upon my sdvlce Mr. Wlllett Indignantly rejected the offer and Mr. Tulloch never gave him any aid whatever. The work was entirely and satisfactorily done by my own official force. Upon lookinc into the nrartw nt the cashier's office prior to Mr. Tulloch's sep sratlon from it, I found that he had been in the habit for many years of making up th quarterly payrolls of the office in blank, getting the signatures of the em ployes thereto and filling in afterwards the dates and amounts paid. I do not charge mi inose amounts were ever improperly filled In, but I need not say to anv busi ness man at least that such a practice pre sented an open door to fraud. In o-olmr over in April. 1899, the accounts prepared oy mr. luuocn iur me period rrom Julv I to September 30, 189$, the comptroller of the treasury discovered this grav Irregularity and thus commented on It: Receipts Signed In Blank. "It appears that receipts are sls-ned in blank on your payrolls. By what legal au thority Is this done? No person should be required to sign vouchers In blank, leaving amounts and dates to be filled In over their signatures. The existence of such a prac tice manes receipts ot nine value. Mr. Merrltt denlea that th Washington ppstofflce Is tending to become a bureau of the department and says he has disbursed no money except on written authority. Mr. Merrltt says he had discretionary authority to remov Tulloch, whom he charged with being arbitrary in manner, occupied much of the time with important private business and a "venturesome man In the field of speculation." Mr. Merrltt denies that either the post master general or First Assistant Post master General ' Heath directly or Indi rectly Influenced Mr. Tulloch's removal. Mr. Merrltt says his office is now regu larly paying the employes of the third divi sion of the railway mall service, the em ployes of the departmental mall bag and mall lock repair snops. ana masing sucn other disbursements outside of Its' own needs as the department from time to time orders. Many other large disbursing post- offices, he says, are doing the same thing and there Is no Impropriety in this prac tlce. Mr. Merrltt says the practice of giving employes duties Incompatible with their positions was In exlstanc when he became postmaster snd extends probably to svery i.e.. noatofflce and constitutes no real abuse. He says he has repeatedly called attention to the preaent absurd and lm practicable classification of postofflce em ployes. Concerning alleged Porto Rlcan abuses, Mr. Merrltt says the reason there for was settled with th auditor without less. Were Sat Disallowance. ' Mr. Merrltt says that what Mr. Tulloch says was disallowance by the comptroller of the currency in the Washington account AMUSEMENTS. OMAHA'S POLITE RESORT mm fmn Majestic Opening of the Third Season gATUBDAY With an avalanche of entertaining Features too numerous to describe. THE FIRST VISIT WILL DISPEL ALL DOUBTS for the quarter ended September SO, IWd, amounting to some $JO.0n0 or $40,foo, were not such In reality. They were demand made by him tor explanation as to certain Itemi In th account which his expert ex aminer had aotiM doubt about, amounting to a very considerable sum, and the ob jections were Anally withdrawn. The reply of Postmaster General Charles Emory Smith will be given out Sunday. Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Brlstow's reply, which will be made public, according to Postmaster General Tayns, denies that he ever asked for investiga tion of th office of the first assistant post master general. It Is probable that some temporary arrangement will be trade with the canceling machine contractors In case the Investigation continues beyond July 1. The contracts have been held up and the manufacturers are making Inquiries on the subject. ' Salaries -to Be Reduced. As a result of the thorough overhauling ot the rosters of the postofflces throughout the country, Postmaster General Payne today announced his approval of instruc tions reducing the salaries ot assistant postmasters at fourteen second class post offices to &0 per cent of the salaries., of the respective postmasters. Among them are Cairo, III.; Clarlnda, la.; East Bt. Louis, 111., and Ponce and San Juan, Porto Rico He has found thirty-six officials in the postal service who hold of fices under designations not authorised by law and directed that their poeltlona be changed to conform to th law governing them. They were in New York, Boston, Brooklyn. St. Louis, Washington, Los An geles, Louisville, Chicago and eight other offices. . Among those designations not authorised by law are "superintendents of stations," "auditor of stations." "Inspector of sta tions," etc. Violations ot the law which fix the maximum salary of clerks In second class postofflces at $1,000 a year, except in the raae of assistant postmaster, will be corrected at Leadvlllc, Colo., and threo other places. The Investigation Just closed showed eight postofflces at which in all thirteen clerks received more than the salaries to which their designated positions as "assistants" entitle them, and in these cases the post master general has directed that the salaries be accordingly reduced. Most ot thoso excerslvo allowances were made dur ing the administration of George W. Bea vers, who suddenly resigned as superin tendent of salaries and allowances imme diately after the investigation of affairs of the Postofflce drpartment began. Samuel A. Groff, who was arrested Wed nesday for complicity in the Machcn brib ery case, appeared todsy bofore United States Commissioner Taylor and renewed hlr bond of $n,0H) for hia appearance June 9, when he and his brother will be given a hearing. The rolls of tha third-class postofflces are now under investigation and the authority for the compensation of the employee of every third-class postofflce In'the country Is being carefully examined. Postmaster General Payne made the fol lowing statement regarding th chances announced today: In the case of the fourteen offices where, tho assistant postmaster is paid In excess of 60 per cent of the salary of the postmas ter, the fiction was taken to secure uni formity nnd better administration. The law provides that In flrst-clsss post offices the assistant postmaster's salary shall be not to exceed DO per cent of the salary ot the postmaster, but this does not apply to assistant postmasters in offices of the second-clnss, hence this order. The total amount saved to the govern ment by this order will be $2,600 a year. In seven offices where there appear to be eight persons who Were receiving more than the law allows for the positions which they oc cupy, there may be some explanation of this fact, but In any event an order has been Issued reducing the compensation to the amount authorised by law. In other offices thnre ' are persons em ployed under designations not known to the law. There is no doubt of the activity and the efficiency of these persons, and they are properly employed but wrongfully classified on the payrolls, and the postmasters havs been Instructed to change their designations to the proper title. Smith Gives Information. Former Postmaster General Charles Em ory Smith, who Is to make an address at Arlington tomorrow, arrived in Washing ton early this evening. He spent a consid erable portion of the evening In consulta tion with Postmaster General Payne, dur ing which features of the pending post-, office investigation were touched on, al though Mr. Smith said his visit was largely ot a social character. Mr. Smith haa pre pared for presentation to the postmaster general a letter bearing on the charges which have been, made against the admin istration of the office and this will bo made public .In a day or two. Iicsema o Cure, No Pay. Your druggist will refund your money If PAZO OINTMENT fails to cur Ringworm, Tatter, Old Ulcer and Sores, Plnlplas snd Blackheads' on th tac, and all akin dis eases. 60 cents. Gnjolns Is of 'Quotation. MINNEAPOLIS, May 29. Suit to prevent unauthorized use of its quotation has been begun by th Minneapolis Chamber of Com merce against the Co Commission com pany, the Minneapolis Independent Grain and Stock exchange and the officers and leading employes. The complaint allege that the Independent brokera have been copying quotations from the board snd tape of a Chamber of Commerce firm snd disseminating them among the bucket shops by private telephone lines. Mr. Roosevelt at Urotoa. GROTON, Mass., May 2.-Mr. Thodore Roosevelt and her sister, Mrs. W. 8. Cowles, arrived at Oroton school today, having come from Washington to attend the annual prise day exercises of the school and to spend a few days In visiting Theodore and Kermlt Roosevelt, who are pupils here. Mrs. Roosevelt and her sister were received at the house of Principal Peabody and.aiter a short period thev Joined the large number of other guests of the school in the exercises of the day. Womaa Killed In Court Room. MATTOON, III., May . Mrs. J. B. Berry waa shot and fatally Injured by James Rawlins In the court room of Po lice Magistrate Soot today. The families of Berry and Rawlins had engaged In a free fight and the hearing had Just closed before the magistrate when Berry and Rawlins started to quarrel. Rawlins drew a revolver and Mrs. P.erry rushed between the men to protect her husband from In Jury. Rawlins shot her three times. What Follow OrlnT Pneumenla often, but never when Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption Is used. H cures colds and grip. 50c, $1.00. For sals by Kuhn ft Co. UflY 30 LJ aGalaaSBan I lllll III I i Hi I TO HELP UBS THE WORTHY OBJECT OF Al.DtRM.4N HOSaEN S DAIGHTIR. Kot a t harlty bnt a Denlre to Dn Some thing la the Interest of llnmnnlty Her Statement. - Miss Ithetha Hoskcn, the only daughter of Alderman John Hosken id No. KV4 Cherry street. Grand Rapids, Mich, with the worthy .object of helping others, makes thu following statement: "I was partially paralysed, bereft if speech and unable to walk without sup port. My parents hnd given t:p al! hope of my ever being well, for the best physlilnna had treated me without helping my esse. We all thought I was doomed to die. "The. paralysis was over my entire left side and so affected my organs of speech that 1 could hardly make my simplest wants understood. With the assistance of a chair I could manage to set across the room, but I wss nearly helpless. "My trouble began with what the doc tors called poverty of the blood and I kept growing weaker' and weaker In spite of their medicines. Then, when prospects seemed darkest, my mother decided to have mo give up all other medicines and take Dr. Williams' link Pills for Palo People. They acted like mnglc. In lexs than a week after I began their use I found I was Improving. We were all overjoyed. I continued with Dr. Williams' Pink Tills faithfully and the dreadful paralysis dlsappenred, my strength returned and I become the healthy girl I arW today. Everybody who knew m re gards my recovery as simply marvelous. I am always glad in the Interest of humanity to tell what Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People did for me." Dr. Williams' rink Pills for Pale Teople are un'lke other medicines because they act directly on the blood and nerves. This makes them Invaluable In such dlsesses as locomotor ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Vitus' dance, sciatica, neuralgia, rheuma tism, nervous headache, the after effects of th grip, palpitation of the heart, pale and sallow complexions and all forms of weakness either In mnle or female. Dr. Williams' Pink PI'ls for Pale People are sold by all dealers, or will be sent postpaid on receipt of price, fifty cents a box, or six boxes for two dollars and fifty cents, hy addressing Dr. Williams Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. Y. DR. SEARLES So well and favor ably known as the leading, most reliable and suooessful SPECIALIST In alt DISEASES OF MEN. They have been many years in estab lishing their reputa tion IN OMAHA for 1 . - .4 knnnrihU svnitk " M . . . . j.ii. -r.tv many let- tOm""tSei Tor "th.; CUKEtf per- -' -7 - V , , -nnA thev ar doing J ana ine e -' A- ot men. Tnelr In work ha been de otsv. a tipectsuisia. u traaltng all die- i "jBE CERTAIN OF A CURB by CON- ' ULTINQ the BEST FIR81. I tR. SEARLES grsduated at two of th et medical college and Is ;jknowldgd the best EXPERIENCED and SKILLED . tPECHMSI If. Ci. disease a treats. DR. KEaSiLitS' Consultation snd Advle; ar FR&E, . person or by letter, and Written Contracts given In all cursbls disease ot men or refund money paid. Many cases treated I5W per month. consultation; free. treatment by mail. all or address. Cor. th Douglas. DR. SEARLES & SEARLES OUAUA, llt. DR. r.lcCREW SPECIALIST Treats ail forms of DISEASES AND DISORDERS OP MEN ONLY 27 Tears Experience, 17 Year In Omaha. 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On too lo rmw vital nrgy flJ6 boirj v ft. sV a roniDleTt tfuaranigaMl rurr H9 on mr.nmf r undeMl. Can torn camM In vmr pockat. Bold Ttriwheru.or maiiod in plain wrtppr on rtctlpt of rlby pKUrEOTtf CUAU COM FAS Y, VkUmm Sold In Omaha by Kuhn tic Co., 16th an' Douglaa tttttraao Mcajiu1 Drug c.. ltth and Do4sv ij Council Bluff, b C H. ilrowa. K7 Mala U. TWENTIETH CENTURY FARMER Make Most larfnl Present. AHUEHEXTi. nMU trJ Q V Wood ward Burgess DU I U V f Mnnagers. MATINEE TODAY TONIGHT Mr. N. C.GOODWIN THE ALTAR OF FRIENDSHIP FL'LLi NEW YORK CO. Prices: Vat., 26c to Jl.M. Night. 256 to $7.00. No free lut FF.n.lIS STOCK COM PAW. Sunday m.itlnee and first half of week, "TUB OALMCY SLAVIC." Thursday and balance of week. "A NIGHT OK KKOUtV Prli-es, in.tlriee, any seat, 10c; night, 10c, 15c, Sc. HOTELI. THE ATLANTIS KENNEBUNK BEACH, MAINE Opens June XI. A new house of th best clasa with every appointment designed for th comfort and pleasure of th guest. A beautiful outiook from very room. Situated upon a high knoll fronting the open ocean. Surf-Bathing. Canoeing Oolf, tennis. For illustrated circular address. ALMOII J. SMITH, Manager. Ulrx .n.- XUlfSt.