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TUT. OMAITA DAILY TW.Ta SUNDAY, AUGUST 2f 100.1.
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JAC1S0N1AN CLUB PROGRAM
iu OL Bhleibergti Draws Color Lis in
i. Arguing for Party Buooe
WHITE MEN VOTE DEMOCRATIC TICKET"
Twace Tarn WictiH Aiotn Gev
: arasaeat Owacnktr ef Railroads
Greatest HH far E-
. istlaa; Evil.
Ths seventh annual picnic of the Jack
aonlan dub of Nebraska at Courtland
beach ended with oratory laat right by
Judge A. Van Wagenen of Bloux Ctty.
.All afternoon and evening a crowd from
J.sm city vu on tha grounds, many families
bringing baaketa with tbam and lining
up al freaco under tha trees.
There wera a at aa many oratora thia
year aa In many years before there being
but one speaker la the afternoon and on
tn the evening. The speaker of the after
noon waa A. C. Shallenberger of Alma,
whose theme waa "The Vindication of
Democracy." He took hie text from the
C .jBaymg of Mr. Dooley. -History always
vindicate the demoeraU, but not In their
I TW m m rsa W. r onened bT Da vine
tribute to the Jackson! an club and the
democrat of Omaha, saying that If the
democrats of the state bad done aa well by
the atate ticket aa thoae of Douglas county
there would be a democratic admlnlstra
tlon In Nebraska at thia time; that now
la the time to begin work for the coming
campaign, and he congratulated the club
upon being the first In the field. In part
be spoke aa follows:
Draws Color Liar.
The democratic party should win In the
coming actional campaign for the reason
that Its principles are more clearly alliud
wltn the genius of the American republic
than thoae of any other party; mora white
man vote tha democratic ticket than any
other ticket. The party should carry Ne
braska thia year because lis principles are
th nae which ahould appeal to an agricul
tural people and Nebraska, more than any
leer mate, depends upon agriculture.
The present policy of the republican
party vindicates the position of the demo
cratic nartv in lt&f unon th money Dura
tion. That year the democrats aald the
existing system wss wrong, while the re
publicans claimed that It waa all right,
but today a special session of congress Is
called to change the system, which. If
wrong now, must have been wrona In 'ftt
The difference In the policies of correction
Is that the democrats would Increase the
amount of money In circulation by action
or the government, while the republican
would Increase the volume by lncreaelni
the power of private comoratlona
The democratic oolicr on trusts (. iu
la bow vindicated by the republieana Then
Mark Hanna aald there were no trust lo-
dav tea ttartv d,nunA, ennti.n.4 w
f. a cauae It poaseaaea the only genuine trust
l -A ouster la the person of Roosevelt.
X)n the question of tmoerlaliara tha nartv
can trust history for vindication because
It Stand for American principles wh!
the policy of the republican party Is dl
tated by commercialism and expediency
Wlaavrs af Rare.
Following thia speech came the races
which were lnteresji.g and won as follows
Fat mens race. Pan Cannon; married
fvomaa's race. Mrs. a. E. Lea la. D-ard
C E. Dunn; young woman's race
Minnie Mathews; boys' race, Adolph Prints
artria race, Edna Sullivan; bujs' otlo
race, Fred Keep; girls potato race, Mamie
BeaL . . ..
In the evening Judge A- Van Wagenen of
Bloux City spoke. He aald in part:
"Two contending forcee are continually
at work forming sentiment among the peo
ple on public questions. One la the strong
aspiration for better government deeply
Implanted In every Intelligent person, and
the other la the fear of the evil effecta of
changing prevailing conditions. If the
former predominates In the Individual he
becomes a radical; If the latter he Is a
conservative, his motto Is: "Let well enough
alone.' He sees nothing but trouble In new
political Idea, in the government owner
ship of railroads be sees nothing but so
clallam. On the other hand the radical
nothing but the good for which he as
pires In the policies which he conceives to
be proper political reforme. Both become
academic and eee none of the practical
distinctions which the experience of cen
turies has marked aa the lines of wisdom.
Geveraaaeat a Bastaesa Csarrra,
"In the first place it la claimed that bual-
ness la essentially a private enterprise and
that the government ahould confine lta ac
tivities to preserving order. That doctrine
has been departed from more than 1.000
years. Modern civilization haa aet It en
tirely at naught. Tha nationalisation of
railroads can be Justified upon all the
grounds that justify the maintenance of the
public school system, the building of har
bors and the public posts. In the matter
of encouraging commerce It would be more
potent than all the combined measure of
all the other energiea heretofore exerted by
the government In that direction. The rail
ways of the country are the only In
fluence which can place a controlling hand
upon every wheel of the machinery of gov
ernment. Aa a matter of neeeaalty, so long
as this great public convenience Is operated
by private parties it will be managed for
private gain, and where that end and tha
convenience of the public and the en
couragement of commerce conflict, dividends
and not the ultimate good of the whole
people will be the mainspring of action.
There la but one way for the railway man
ager to do and that is to control legisla
tion. I do not blame the manager. He la
exercialng a great public function for pri
vate profit with the permlaaion of the gov
ernment. "Criminal statutes now proposed will be
aa futile aa other measures.
Ke Fixed Rale.
There Is no hard and fast rule by which
to determine whether any line of enter
prise is lawfully open to the government.
Under many circumstances it may be dis
cretionary. In th very nature and ne
cessity of things th government has th
right to destroy monopoly, and If that can
only be done by engaging In business the
government has th right to do so. When
any entcrpris or combination of enter
prises become so powerful that they can
successfully contest legislation, the law of
elf-preservation make It clear that,
thiuld other raecna fail, the government
ahould take control of the Industry Itaelf.
'The private interests of the railroad
being alwaya at stak before legislative
bodies, tbey espouse the cause and handle
the corruption funde of all interests. They
become at once the nucleus and essence
f the tremendous rower which Is so well
nigh irreelstlMe tn legtslaturee and at the
polls. Why Is tills true? The Interests of
lbs publtc ard the stockholders sre al
waya la conflict. Pi rs and mileage are
pcr.ly or secretly distributed among offi
cers or Influential men. Attorneys are
fteo employed with pecU4 reference te
heir political Influence. The men engaged
n the railroad business include the flower
of the Intelligence of the country. Gov
ernment ownership would emancipate thia
treat moral force and plaoe It oa th aid
of good government- Lobbies and corrup
tion funds would well-nigh disappear.
"It Is feared that through government
ownership of the railroads the additional
patronage might be used for partisan pur
poses. It could not be worse than it is
now. The railroad vote is more fully con
trolled now by the manager than It could
be by the politician." -
HAS STEPFATHER ARRESTED
Charges Hlsa with Aaaa,Mltiag Her,
bat Prlseaer Deales tha '
A young woman giving the name of
Goldie Currie called at the police station
yesterday afternoon and told a story which
resulted in the arrest of L. A. McDonald,
living st 1702 Webster street. At present
he Is charged with being a suspicious char
acter. McDonald is the stepfather of the Currle
girl, and according to her story they have
been occupying the same room for about
six weeks. She wars that last Tut
morning she refused to swbmlt to his de
mands and for that reason be assaulted her
and called her Vile name. After thinking
the matter over for some time she decided
to tell her story to, the police.
About one year ago the cirl waa mar.
tied at Tabor, la., to a John Peterson. At
th time of her marriage she waa living at
me norae or Christopher Peterson, a
brother of the man she married. She left
her husband and came to Omaha laat
March. Having no other place to go she
went to live with her stepfather and keep
house for him. Her mother died four years
ago. Sh was the wife of McDonald at th.
time of her death.
McDonald makes a denial of the hnil
matter with the exception that he admits
navtng occupied the same room with the
The manager of the John TWr. ti
company called at the station lsst night to
see li ne couia not make arrsrgemenu for
the release of McDonald, who ha ..... ...
worked for his company since 1S92. H says
ine man la a good workman and standa
high with his company, and ha mrM..
surprise that he had gotten Into trouble.
I ne stepfather alleres that he has letters
in his possession which tend to show that
the girt does not bear the best of reputa
tions. Phases ef Jalr Weather.
The meteorological summary for the
Omaha station for th month of July. JUtij,
shows an Interesting series of phases.' The
rlnfl) durlnr th entire month was but
l7 Inches. Only six yesrs in the past
thirty-three years was the precipitation
!. It was lto leaa than the average for
the past thirty-three veers. during th
months of July. The hlarhut teraiw-rature
during the month waa S. on the lth lnut
The averse temperature during the month
T" lowest temirst jre wsa on
July "u. when th thermometer re1tered
Th grt-ateat range o' temperature dur
Ina any one rtav n on th. Mth when
there waa a charr. fe from tn AG. or !C
dTree. Th preys 'ltnr direction of the
wtM wna 're- the uth- total movement
of the wind 1731 mile The maximum ve
locity ifir five rnlnniesl waa 14 mile, rr
hour, from the north on the ih. There
were tea clear davs during the month
fourteen par'lv clnuflv. seven clourtv and
h-n twelv. dya on VJ"h more then 01
cf an Inch ft rate feP. The meaa bar.
metic ureasiir. dtirte fh. mon'h waa SSJ
the hirhrst. an id on the Slst, ar.d the lowest!
B1 on the 17th.
Kew 1 laapravea street Can.
The street rallwsy company haa tuat nut
in uae three new cars on the Council Bluffa
line and Is Informed that two others are on
th way from t;;e factory of th American
l &r cure I -any In hi Lul. Thtae new
cara are furty-two feet in length and are
ol the closed stri. the windows however
so arraeged that they will let dona much
further than in the old styaa. They will be
August I to 14, Inc.
Three Trains Daily
16 HOURS QUICKER.
Thsvn Any Lin a
Electric Lighted Trains
CITT TICKET OFFICE,
1SS4 FA II HAM STREET,
AFFAIRS IN SOUTH OMAHA
Annual Eaport of City Clerk Shows Year.
Cost ofGovernmest $144,180.
WILL REQUIRE $167,567 FOR PRESENT YEAR
J. L Braadels at ea Cash City Pay
Warraats at Par Lekaii A
Co. Get PoatoflSce Prist,
City Clerk fihrigley has Just completed
his annual report. This report, which will
be presented to the city council on Monday
night, shows that it cost the taxpayers
tnt.180 to maintain the ctty government
for the fiscal year ending July SL
The Vfii levy amounted to fl36.6j&. To
this was added a balance of C.0GS from the
101 levy. Peddlers' licenses, royalty from
the gas company, etc., netted the city
SS.iSa. Interest on dally balances covered
Into the general fund amounted to S8GS.
The 15 per cent reserve, amounting to
II. 7M, was turned Into the general fund.
Fees from building permits Issued
amounted to S23Q, and this sum was turned
Into the general fund. Th total amounts
to S152.XX, and of this amount $144,183 haa
been drawn, leaving a balance of S3.1M to
commence the fiscal year on.
Here are soma of the expendUuree:
Clerk's office, li.100; charity, H..61S; treas
urer, $3,170; attorney, S4.61S; city offices,
$J,W&; msyor, fl.6e; printing and advertis
ing, $1.6&; tax commissioner, al,5ia; city
council, K.&68; public light, U.17(; fire.
III. 3S2; smallpox. SS.77S; Interest, t3i.371; po
lice. $li,S41; street repair, 137; judgment,
M.TWi; water, $12,600; sanitation, $1,100; spe
cial bond election, $8.
Other smaller claims make the amount
up to the total of $14.180.
Owing to the rapid growth of the city
and the consequent Increase in running ex
penses, it will cost the taxpayers $1C7.&07.71
to pay expenses for the fiscal year ending
July 31, IMA. This sum Is the amount ap
propriated by the mayor and city coun
cil and tha lkOS levy Is now available, aa
the fiscal year commenced yesterday.
Braadels Takes Aaalgaaaeata.
After the overlap bond had been pur
chased. V. N. Clark, representing J. I.
Brandels A Bona, slated that hia firm would
cash city pay aatlgi.ments for July at par.
Aa soon aa the mvi became general th
firemen and policemen, who had been with
out pay for about eight months, haatt-nei
to the clerk's office, where asbignments
were made out. Upon being taken to Omaha
the Brandeia bank cashed tbeas assign
ments at par. As a result the firemen and
policemen had money. Had it not been for
this action on the rart of the Brandeis
bank the employes of these two depart
ments would have had to go without funds
for another month.
Leksnaa Gets Coatraet.
Postmaster Etter was notified yesterday
by the department at Washington that th?
contract for painting th walla of the
poatom.ee building and making other
needed repair had been awarded to Leh
man A Co. of Omaha. The Lehman bid
waa H.C. While the supervising architect
esumated the cost of repairs at $j,0uQ, Leh
man was th low bldcier. The highest bid
waa $4.2y0. Captain Etter expects that
Lehman will commence work August 16.
All of th woodwork is to be scraped and
oiled and the walla and celling ar to be
given three coat of paint.
Waal Raberta Faraeaee.
A- number of delegation waited
Mayor KouUky yaaterdar and endeavored
to Induce him to issue a pardon for Guy
Roberts, who is serving a thirty days' sen
tence In the county Jail for having robbed
the till of Tim Munger's store. Roberts
seems to have quite a number of friends
who are anxious to secure his release.
After listening to the pleas put forward
the mayor called upon Mr. Munger and the
matter was talked over. Munger Insisted
that Roberts should serve his time and
the mayor will not grant a pardon unless
Munger la willing. The friends of young
Roberts are now calling upon Munger In
an attempt to get him to change his mind.
Warraat Call Meaday.
On Monday City Treasurer Howe will
Issue a call for warrants. The call will
Include all outstanding salary warrants and
also warrants on the fire, police, water,
general, street repair and Judgment funds.
It will take ri9.38S.89 to take up the war
rants included in the call. When the salary
warrants are redeemed it will be the first
time In years that salary Warrants have
not been outstanding. With the Bale of the
bonds to take up the overlap the city now
start in on Its fiscal year with a clean
sheet and no claims to pay until Septem
Mr. Baker Reslgaa.
W. G. T. Baker, assistant secretary of tha
Toung Men's Christian association here.
hsa tendered his resignation to the official
board. Mr. Baker acted aa phvslcal direc
tor and Is very popular with the members
of the association. It la understood that
Mr. Baker will take tip the work of th
association at Beatrice under the super'
vision of the state secretary.
Flada Her Heaae Rabhed.
Mrs. P. 8. Grow, who lives at JE14 X
street, locked up her home about o'clock
last night and was gone nearly two hours.
hen she returned she found th bouse
hsd been ransacked and a gold watch and
chain stolen. Entrance was gained by pick
tng the front door lock.
Magic Clfr Gossip. t
John Brlgga. chief of police, la sick.
: j. Alexander Monroe la visiting friends
in i I. :.3ut.
I.e.. Georpe Van Winkle Is visiting rela.
tie in Ohio.
F. A. Creasey has returned from an eg
tenoea eastern trip.
Clothing on credit. Pioneer Clothing
company. iJia sireeu
Colonel C. M. Hunt and wife left last
nig tn lor a western trip.
Mrs. K. v . Havens has returned from a
vim wun relatives at eugn. reb.
Mr. snd Mrs. Bam C. Shrigley have gone
to rumina, urt., lor a monm viaiu
Mrs. George Chare and daughter Ella
have gone to rew York to visit frienda.
Mra. O. E. Blue and baby of Chicago are
the guena or nrv. ur. v neeier ana wire.
Mrs. C. M. Edward of Wyoming. 11L,
1 the guest ol A. it. Merrill ana lamliy.
Mr. A. L. Button 1 at Waterloo visiting
I ber parenia, benaiur ana Air, laaac oea
Ir. ttapp, city piiyMOian. leavea for Wyo-
ming loiugnt lor a coup.e oi weeaa namiig
' peter Olsen and wife. Twenty-nlneth and
R streets, announce the Lirlh of a daughter.
Fred Carpenter left yesterday afternoon
lor Muwauxe u visit re la uvea ior a lew
A. son haa been bom to Mr. and Mra.
O. It. Ei a I ion, iig hieenih and Missouri
Ht-v. .J. W. Jennings will conduct the
sei vice at th Ural Methodist church this
Councilman Myles E. Welsh and Patrick
J. Martin left yesterday afternoon for can
Rev. Andrew Renwlck. pastor of th
Viuted Prt'i lertan church, will preach at
i Lmiooin touay.
Rev. W. M. Lfrtmer of Lincoln will
occupy th pulpit at Ui First Presbyterian
church this evening.
Charles Schaab, receiving teller at th
Packer National bank, relumed yalerdy
from a two weeks' vacation.
Teresla Herdeaina has secured a permit
for th erection of a $l.iw dwelling at
Taeniy-eignth and G streeta.
Th Woman's Missionary awiety of th
First Methodist Episcopal church Bill kneel
with Mra Marah on Wadneaday.
Th j Ancient Order of Crated Wprfcmea
meetings will be held there commencing
Invisible Powers" will be the topic of
Rev. Dr. Wheeler's sermon at the First
Presbyterian church this forenoon.
E. O. Mayfleld. Twenty-third and J
streets, Is able to be out again sfter under
going an operation for appendicitis.
Dee Erlon. local manager of the Thomson-
Houeton EJectrlc Litght company, haa gone
west for a couple of weeks' vacation.
City Clerk shrlrlev delivered the history
of the $7(i,000 overlap bonds to Brandies &
Bona, bankers. In Omaha, yesterday.
Nebraska lodre No. JZ7. Ancient Order of
United Workmen, will meet Thursday night
at the new Workmen temple, Twenty-Pith
and M streets.
I. J. Copenharve leaves Tuesday for
Washington, D. C, to attend the annual
convention of the International Typo
graphical union, which convene August It.
A number of youngsters living In the
eastern portion of the city have been ar
rested tor tearing up a aiaewaia on aus
sourl avenue and making a bonfire of the
Camp No. 1095, Modern wooamen oi
a mrifi will hold Its fourteenth anni
versary at Highland park on Tuesday even
ing, rlev. tr. w neeier wiu ueuver an ad
dress on "Fraternity."
The South Omaha Park Improvement club
met at Tblrty-tourtn ana L street r naay
night. A request Is to be made to th city
council for mora electric lights and more
fir hydrant in that section of the city.
SHERIFF BAFFLES LYNCHERS
Spirits Kegre Harltrrr Away aa
LARKED. Kan.. Aug. I R. B. Williams,
a negro tailor of this place, shot and In
stantly killed Clyd Langdon, a young
whit man. tonight. They had Quarreled
over a suit of clothes. The negro
A mob formed to lynch th prisoner, but
found Sheriff McCoy had spirited him away
on an eastbound Santa Fe train.
Casaplellag Valley Brtage.
Th Valley brklg over the Piatt river
will probably oe compieiea wunin (wo
weeks and the clUxens of Valley are mak
ing preparation to dedicate It with a
barbecue acd speechmaklng Th bridge
1 th only one scross the Piatt between
Fremont and Ashland and for that reason
will mak a large amount of travel through
the toan ol vaney. inm ono cosi ap
proximately $1$U0 and two enan ar yet
to be put in place. By the time thia work
1 done the smaller bridge through th
marsh and the road to the bridge will prob
ably be complete.
i r r f i
tt-W I,- F,
and tonic on the market to-day is S. S. S. .
There is hardly a man. woman or child in A
has not heard of "?. S. S fof thm blood." It is a standard remedy and
a specific for all blood troubles and an unequalled spring tonic and appetizer.
S. S. S. is guaranteed purely vegetable, the herbs and roots of which it is
composed being selected for their alterative and tonic properties, making it
me lucai iciucuy iu an viuuu auu aain
diseases, as it not only purifies, enriches
and invigorates the blood, but at the
same time tones up the tired nerves and
strengthens the general system.
For Chronic Sores and Ulcers, Catarrh.
Rheumatism, Blood Poison, Malaria,
Anaemia, Scrofula, Eczema, Psoriasis,
Salt Rheum, Tetter, Acne and such other
diseases as are due to a polluted or im pov
erished condition of the blood, nothing
acts so promptly and efiectually as
S. S. S. It counteracts and eradicates the germs and poisons ; cleanses the
system of all unhealthy accumulations and soon restores the patient to health.
If yon need medical advice write ns about your case and your letter will
receive prompt attention from our physicians, for which no charge is made.
Jiir s win spccsnc ca ajiahta, cju
HEAVY RAIN SOAKS KANSAS
Cars Crap Saw Certaia to Tleld
Abaaeaat Refers te
TOPEKA. Kan., Aug. 1. A heavy rain
fell over Kanaas this morning, with the ex
ception of a few counties In the south
western corner of the state.
There is no longer any doubt as to the
excellence of the corn crop. The yield will
be unusually large.
O IB err Stops the Boat.
Roy Fox, who Is known In police parl
ance as a "floater," and J. W. Homsn,
living In South Omaha, got strong after
filling up on Third ward whisky last night.
They started In to see who was champion
of the Third ward, but when gettlne nicely
warmed up to their task Officer Ring ar
rived on the scene and took a hand In the
encounter. The bout was soon declued In
favor of the officer, and the two belllger
enta were hauled to the station In. the pa
Fayette Cole, osteopath, 61 Paxton blork.
The Douglss county prohibition conven
tion will be held tomorrow evening at 34
United State Commissioner Anderson
yesterday ordered the release of John
Goodman from the county jail. He was
sentenced to ninety days' imprisonment
May 4 for bootlegging.
Someone entered the residence of W. 8.
Cowger at 7B North Twenty-fourth street
yesterday afternoon and made away with
two w a tehee and two revolvers. An en
trance was gained through a cellar window.
The tB'O watches and one of the revolvers
were recovered by Detectives Davis and
Mitchell in pawn shop.
The wife of Detective Dan Davie has
gone to Hebron. Neb., to viit friends.
Secretary Matt Miller of the Nebraska
commission to the Louixlnna I'urchuse ex
position, is a Sunday vlritor tn Omaha.
Charles Carlso i of Newcastle, Wyo.,
Identified with mining Interests in that
vicinity, is n Omaha visitor. He registers
at the Merchanta.
Rev. Lars Arlander, pastor of the Swedish
Baptist church, haa returned from a visit
of two months st his old home In Sweden.
He waa called there by the Uinta of his
father, whom h left much improved in
known and most oonular blood nurifier
I kwow of the incoeaaful ua of
P; ' ln y eases. It is the bast
hlood remedy oa th market.
XX-OOT. AT I.FM D. CAJTELEB.
B. Is unquestionably a good
blood purifier, Bad the beat toiuo I
(.wiau tar wa l
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