Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 23, 1905, EDITORIAL SECTION, Image 9

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    The Omaha Daily Bee
Tht Bee's Sunday Migtzint
Features OuNop Those of
All Competitors.
EDITORIAL SECTION.
Pages 9 to 16.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, SEMTEMRER 23, 19(35.
SEnTiLE COPY THREE CENTS.
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OMAHA WBATHIR rOHECAT-Mtt Jtr Fair.
STORE CLOSES SATURDAY 10 P. M.
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Rousing Specials in Art
Fifty Grn Trading Sumps with Fae-Plmlle Water Color Hcais in oral frames ,Wc
Fifty Green Trading Stamp with $8.00 value Pyropraphy Outfit, our price $1.69
Fifty Green Trading Stamps with Group of Dutch Hoys, on panels 3-V
One Hundred Green Tracing Stamps with Carbon Pictures, toe host $,".00 value everywhere,
our price 92.75
Theae Make Ideal WrcMinn Gifts.
Three Time 3REE' TRAMNG STAMPS Throe Time,
ox rim T.E FKAMIXO.
Double Gren Trading Stamp on all Pyrogrraphy purchases.
Bennett's Art now teeming with the latest novelties.
WALL
PAPER.
Saturday morning.
Bring thin ad,
it's worth 25c
on a purchase
of f 1. 50 or over.
Prices always O. K.
Remember ths Rem
nants. Third Floor.
Furniture, Carpets
and Draperies
Speci.la in Carpet Section
Saturday we will place on sale a
trig lot of 27x51-lnch Moquette
Rags (worth $2.50 each), at. . .91.70
Hassocks, while they last (regular
46c, 50c and 60c grades), at exactly
one-half price, 23c, 25c, 80c
Granite Art Squares, 9xH, regu
lar $5.50 values, at 93.98
Granite Art Squares, 9x9, regular
$4.60 values, at 92.08
Half Wool Ingrain Carpets, worth
E6c and 60c, per yard 4Sc
Oil Cloth Rugs, one yard square,
worth 46c each, at 29c
Slightly damaged Oil Cloth Rugs,
two yards square, worth $1.60
each, at. ; 8c
For Saturday we will give Twenty
Per Cent Oft on 8toclt Rugs all In
perfect order, rood patterns and In
refutation sties.
Don't fall to take advantage Of
these, rare opportunities.
Specials ii
Hardware
For Saturday
Forty green trading starrfpa with any
f-pound flour 75C
Twenty rreen trading stamps with
extra rwd lunch 2.1c
box. c and ew
Fifty green trading stamps with best
grade oil
heaters. U . and KJ. A tj
Twenty green trading stamps with can
Sopolln Stovepipe I On
Enamel
Ten green trading stamps with ran
yellow label stove 1
polish IJW
Twenty green trading stamps with
genuine crystal center JUr
cut bread knife
Twenty preen trading stamps with
Iron handle crystal 1Cr
bread knife OOW
Twenty green trading stamps with
Vlcto, nickel-plated 'yAn
(lour sifter
Twenty green trading stamps with
good stove kl-.
brush Ok.
Thirty green trading stamps with beet
grade plumbers friend, or fc
closet plunger WtJW
Forty green trading stamps with
Universal Food Chopper, O 4 -
$1.38. $1.08 and
Double green trading stamps on all
paints Saturday don't forget ws are
headquarters for Japalac.
When you want a good range or
heating stove, go to BENNETT'S
THE BEST THE PENINSULAR.
"Sinclair" Peerless Millinery
First Startling Bargain of Early Fall
A line of charming Street Hats for immediate wear
blocked shapes in the smartest styles and colorings Red,
Blue, Navy, Alice, Reseda, Etc
Each tvith modish trimming of self'toned flowers or winqs
Not any of them over-trimmed just that dainty individualistic
touch that gives all "Sinclair" Millinery its incomparable
charm Competitive prices are from $6. 98 to $8.50 A QQ
"Sinclair" pries Saturday .ZJO
Offerings in China Section
DINNER WARE Fifty Open Stock Patterns from French
Ideas Five good new llaviland patterns Q j?A
"White Kanson China Set for Ia7.JU
The best Royal China Cup? and Saucer?, (1 dozen to
a custodier), Saturday, each
20c
Double Green Trading Stamps on All Dinner Sets Saturday.
English Forcelain Pinner Set of 100 pieces
a $10.00 value for
7.50
Cut Glass Salt Dip
Saturdiv, each . .
-fine for celery 20c one,
10c
More Early Fall Street Hats
yatty turban of tucked feit trtth trimmiru of velvtt and quill, mndith
thapes and dotm to the minute color b tendings " iinclair"pric Haturd'iy
Grades of Finer Qualities up from Two Forty-Nine.
1.49
25c
Dark Blue Cuspidor a good size and shape
40c one, Saturday
Handsome Cut 8-inch Berry Bowl Good shape and Z Aft
deep cutting a $6 howl Saturday -JsT'CJ
See that Special $5.00 Table of Cut Glass.
Trimmed Hats. Trimmed Hats.
A pretty display of ladies" and misses' Trimmed Hats great
range of styles and prices hats for every pocketbook
See the Windows.
See the Windows.
New49c Books
"THE PRISONER OF ZEXDA"
and Its sequel. "RUPERT OF
HEUTGAU," by Anthony Hope, il
lustrated by Charles Dana Gibson.
Here are a few other I1W copyright
books that we are selling at 49c:
"Honorable Peter Stirling," by
Ford; "The Star Dreamer." by Castle;
"The Sky Pilot," by Connor; "The
Christian," by Hall Calne; "Soldiers
of Fortune," by Davis. "Monsieur
BeaucaJre." by Tarklngton; "Gentle
man from Indiana." by Tarklngton;
"Visits of Elizabeth." by Glyn; "Call
of ths Wild." by Ixmdon.
SEND FOR LIST.
SATURDAY SALE OF LADIES'
COATS AND SUITS
q
LADIES' SUIT S Short fancy
jackets and plain military ef
fects, I7-lnch coats, all colors,
tn cheviots. Panamas, Q Q()
tweeds, price 3r
LADIES' DIAGONAL SCOTCH
CHEVIOT SUIT Jacket Is tight
fitting back with straps, 2S
Inches long, skirt strapped and
stitched, la gores, trimmed col
lar and cuffs; tans fj C(
and grays "l,w
LADIES' REDINGOTE 6UIT
Long straight lines, skirts are
very full, doubts side pleats,
mannish material and cheviots;
22.50
LADIES' EVENING COSTUME
Beautiful tints, green, blue,
champagne, cream and black
albatross, trimmed with hand
some voke of hand-made lace,
very tncy waist and sleeves;
close tilting skirt to knee, with
a pleated I if,
flounce
LADIES' NEW COATS-Just re
ceived and '4-length coats,
In castor and blacks, worth
....t."f.d".y...: 8.95
LADIES' VERT STVELL Tor
COAT In English covert,
length, well tall- fj CZf
grays, blues and
blacks
orcd.
25c
Neckwear Specials for
Saturday.
NEW CHEMISETTES and beau
tiful silk and lace stocks, with
or without tabu; all lure stocks
fancy embroidered turnovers,
made of fine lawn; all new
styles and worth up to $l.iw;
special (at Neckwear sec- 0"Sc
tlon), each 50c and iJW
NECK RUCHINGS Fine chiffon
neck ruchings, white only. In
necjt lengths, three ruches to a
box; special, per
box
Face Veiling Worth to TSe
a Yard, Only, per Yd., ISc.
Plain and fancy mesh, with or
without dots, in black and white
and all the new shades, worth
to 75c a yard; special ier
Saturday, yard V
Fla French Kid Glovea.
All the new fall shades of our
celebrated Leila Kid Glove,
made by Reynler, new colors.
new embroidery, every paif
warranted and luted.
per pair "u
Special
Blanket Sale.
500 pairs fancy plaid and stripe
blankets for robes, extra large;
plain gray, white and tan blank
ets, worth to $2.60: special for
Saturday, pair, II. 50,
t)5c and
75c
WOOL BLANKETS Fine gray
wool blankets, large sixe, with
pretty pink and blue borders;
Saturday, only, CZ
pair KJ. A Cf
Fine all wool pretty plaid blank
ets. In pinks and blues, reds
and grays; large size, worth
pa?r:-.SHtu.raa.y: 4.50
Bed Comfort Cheap.
Extra large comforts, covered
with pretiv sllkollna, both sides
alike, worth 11.98, Kf
Saturday, each I.kJVJ
Extra large comforts, covered
with a tine Brussels silk and
filled with nice whits cotton,
worth $3.00; O OB
Saturday
Belt Sale.
The new Fltform patent leather
belt: new silk taffeta belt, in
black: SATURDAY. OSn
EACH. Sue and aiCJW
Ladles' Fancy Hstt.
The new plaid and mixed col
orej hose, with silk clock stitch
ing on plain black Wllanals
lisle hose, regular 60c values;
special for Saturday, lf
THREE PAIR FOR 1VU
Bis laderwesr Special.
Ladies' Swiss ribbed pants, um
brella and tight knee, lacs
trimmed, French band, regular
ioc values; special satur- 1Jr
day only, per pair.
Style JLftfu 969
Ifarsity
Boot
a Pair
A Blucher Lace Boot of Gun Metal Kid, a most satisfactory
leather, will not scuff or peel and polishes brilliantly.
This style is a fine example of the new 'Varsity Boot. The
top is low and rakish and the whole effect is mannish.
The sole is of good walking weight with wide edge extension
and perfectly balanced heel. As a walking boot it is unexcelled.
Priced at $3.50 the Pair.
Bennett's Big Grocery
Saturday's list of trade winners. Every item big value.
Flfiv Green Trading Stamps with 3 pounds finest Java
and Mocha Coffee '';; "'If0
Thirty Green Trading Stamps with lb. Tea. your choice 68c
Twenty Green Trading Stamps with package Gust-O
Breakfast Food
Fifty Green Trad.ng Stamps with quart bottle Blood
of the Grape
Forty Greri Trading Stamps with quart can Armours
Assorted S. ujis 20
Ten Green Tradiig Stamps with can Diamond 8
Cove Oysters 1&
Fifty Green Trad.r.g Stamps with sack Bennett's Ex
celsior Flour b st on earth tl 65
Twenty Green Trilling Stamps with pound can Batavia
Fancv Salmon 2io
Ten Green Tradt.ig 6tamps with package Marshmal-
low Dainties 10c
Ten Green Trading Stamps with pint bottle Diamond
S Chili Sauce 2Gc
Ten Green Trading Stamps with three-pound can
Burnhani's Clan Chowder 20c
Ten Green Trading Stamps with three packages Burn
ham's Jeilycon , 20c
Salmon, pound can 10c I Catsup, bottle 8o
Potted Chicken, can... 5c I Schepps Cocoanut. pkg.4c
Potted Turkey, can ... 5c I Silver Cow Cream, can 4o
Grated Pineapple, can. 10c I Nabisco, pkg 10c
Diamond C Soap, ten bars 20c
Ten Green Trading Stamps with quart Sour Pickles 10c
Ten Green Trading Stamps with quart Chow Chow 15o
Ten Green Trading Stamps with quart S"l Pickles.. 3oc
HKAlHil'AKTERS FOR, BITTEU.
Bennett's Capitol Creamery, pound brick full weight.... 25c
Fresh Country Butter pound ISc
Guaranteed Strictly Fresh Ettgs 3uc
FREE Ice cold buttermilk to everybody.
Ten Green Trading Stamps with pound New York Full
Cream Cheese 20c
Ten Green Trading Stamps with pound Fancy Domes
tic Swiss Cheese He
POTATO CHIPS.
Vi-lb. sack. 5c; H-lb sack, lc: pound sack 20c
IJENXETT.'S CAXUV SECTION.
Ten Green Trading Stamps with large fancy box, va
nilla flavored Marshmalowa 15c
mini, is. i wm ni.- nwninw .vvummw,iwmr
Bennett's Great
Meat Section
for heat qaality at lowest prices.
A few of our many specials
for Saturday:
Chickens! Chickens! Chickens!
Strictly Fresh Pressed No. 1
Spring Chickens your choice
from 2,0u0 pounds per lb.. 11 He
Pork Shoulder Roast pound. . 7 He
Spare Rlbe 4 pounds for.... 2Rc
Veal Shoulder RoaBt 4 pounds
for 26a
Veal Stew 6 pounds for 23c
No. 1 Rib Roast, Rolled (all
bones out) pound 12t,o
Bennett's Capitol HfRh Grade
Home Made Breakfast Sau
sage, In 1-pound boxes 15c
Hams! Hams!
Your choice of Swift's Selected
Premium Hams or Cudahy's best
brand Diamond C Hams," every ham
guaranteed, average weight from 10
to 12 pounds) per pound 13Hc
Thirty Green Trading Stamps with each
Ham.
Fish! Fish!
We carry a full line of all
kinds Smoked and Cured Fish,
Smoked White Fish, Imported
Fancy Bloaters, Sugar Cured
Salmon, Smoked Eel, New
Holland Herring, etc, etc
Cigars Cigars
El Calrud. a genuine Porto Rico, Breras
shape, 5c cigar, 7 for 25c
50c for 1.70
London Whiff Windsor, I for 6o
100 for IJ.28
Forty-five Green Trading Stamps.
Patterson H. O., 8-ounce tins 2to
Five Green Trsding Stamps.
A genuine French Briar Pipe, bent or
straight, horn or celluloid stem 50c
Fifty Green Trading Stamps.
Sledge Chewing Tobacco, per pound
36c n
BALDWIN FLARES AT MICKEY
Uiion Pacific A.ttrnej Qosi After 0Ternr
Hammer and Toiga.
HAS LATTER ON RACK IN TAX HEARING
thief EaeetlTa DUpaaalanataly Ki-
plalna How State Board Ar '
rived at the Valaatloa
. ef the Rallreada,
Tpon your oath as governor had you
not sworn In 1908 to return the propeny
of the railroads at Its full value and have
you not already testified that the property
was assessed at from ons-flfteenth to one
fourth of Its valuer'
His massive form towering above that ft
the chief executive of the state, who was
seated, shaking his ringer menacingly In
the fare of John H. Mickey. John N. Bald
win, attorney for the Union Pacific Rail-
' road company, thundered this question at
the governor Friday morning In the hear-
i Ing before Special Examiner Pearsall at
I the federal building, where the Cnlon Fa
clflc la trying to evade the payment of
state taxes levied under ths assessment
' fixed by the State Board of Equalisation
and Assessment.
Mr. Baldwin again became demonstrative
In his attitude toward the governor when
i the latter hesitated to answer certain ques
tions put by the railroad's attorney. Bald
win characterised 'he governor's action as
"highly Improper" and threatened to bring
him to submission If necessary, later In a
court trial.
fieveroor Rlcldly Examined.
The governor was subjected to a most
rigid examination by the Union Pacific at
torney. John N. Baldwin. He aald
"We took into consideration the stock
and bond Issues of the Union Pacific roid
In arriving at the valuation. I made my
own estimates, and the valuation, as I re
member, was fixed at btween tSO.IU) and
t!,000 per mile, but the board returned
the assessable valuation at SS5.000 per milt
after making what was deemed fair deduc
tion. This estimate was made up from
the annual report of the Union Pacific for
li. and we made our computations from
that report and Poor's manual and Clews'
manual, which were corroborative of the
railroad's report. The finding was made
on the basis of the tangible property of
the road by the different members of the
beard and in accord with the Weston
resolution. I know of no other statement
aside from that of Sttt.S74. filed by the
railroad as Its estimate of the value of
the property of the road. The board In
creased this amount to STQMT1.59. and It
was based upon the Insurable value of the
property, as stated to the hoard by
'iax Commissioner Scrlbner.
Thonaht Valaatloa Low.
"It looked to me as If the road had made
a low valuation on ita property. This latu r
amount la what the boatd agreed to. It
was arbitrary In the aense that we did
not do what the railroad wanted us to, as
regards Its tangible and Intangible property.
Mr. Scribned a statement to the board was
Ui4 U.s tangible fttcperty as Insured to
about three-fourths of Its value and we
had nothing but his statement and report
to work upon.
"I did not say that the tools of the road
were Insured, and do not know that they
were. The Increase made by the board
was. In Its opinion. Justifiable. The rolling
stock was Increased from t3,028,0G9 to S3.785.
086.25. We had evidence sufficient to war
rant us tn making this advance."
The governor was then shown an exhibit
marked 74. which purported to be a memor
anda agreement of the aggregate assess
ments fy the board and he was asked to
Quote from the figures therein. The gover
nor was somewhat reticent as to quoting
from these figures and Mr. Baldwin pro
tefted against the "apparent evasion" and
characterized the witness' conduct as
"highly improper." and that "if he did
not answer here he would be required to
answer before the court."
The governor finally read from the ex
hibit, but fortified his reading with frequent
references to the record.
Denies Mahlna Threat.
Tn reference to the grand assessment roll.
Governor Mickey said: "I did not say thst
1 1 would see to It that the grand asses-
men t roll would be Increased to M,0u0,0i1
on all property in the state. Nor did I have
any such conversation with Mr. Kelly In
the Millard hotel. The Increase of valua
tions or aasesments In the stats In 14 was
made by different assessors and the state
board has nothing to do with It. All we
did wss to assess the rsilroads We as
sessed no other property. The law did not
require us to take other property Into
consideration. "
The matter of the assessment of the buMd
Ings of the railroads was gone Into at
length. A valuation of ?S per cent was
made to that submitted by Tax Commis
sioner Fi-rlhner. making an Increase of $J 4 -
' 5'. rWI on the main llnrs and corresponding
I Increases on the Omaha & Republican Val-
ley branch and the Kearney and Rla.-k Hills
branch
1 Continuing the governor said:
"We did not assess the franchise of the
rullmnr car company, because e could
nrt say It had a franchise. However, we
;d assess It on the tolls charged by It In
!:e state. The statute did not require us to
.ssesa the franchise of the Pullman com
pany or other private car lines. We did not
insider he probability of these private
car lines as being declared operated under
franchises We relied upon the reports of
these private car lines as fixing a basis for
csessmr.t ar.d followed the statutes to the
letter. The matter of the uniformity of the
".ssessment of the Pullman company with
that of the Union Picific was not considered
by the board Nr tiling was done In this
matter until the time came.f"r equalisation.
Rose Hammond Ges Aasloas.
"I did have a conversation with Ross L.
Hammond on the day of the state conven
tion. May It. 14. and rfnld hint that the
railroad assessment had not yet been mad,
but that it would be about Stf. '.): that
the work of the board had not yet been
completed, aa we were still seeking further
Information relative to the stock and bonds
preposition, reports of which were not la
yet. I think he named to know as well as
the railroads Just what was being done.
The board was bet wees to fires and was
being pcinded by the railroads. The Bee
and the World-Herajd the Lincoln News
and iLe Fremonl Tribune 1 Unafe 'Jjit
were all demanding a great deal. The pub
lic was not Informed of what the assess,
ment would be until In June, I believe, or
some time after the state convention. I bad
no conversation with Mr. Bennett (secre
tary of the board) and I do not at this time
recall what The Bee or Mr. Rosewater said.
"The value of railroad property was fixed
by the board In 1903 at 16.000.000 In round
numbers and In 1904 at $10,676,609 . We
were sworn to fix the actual value In 1902.
but merely followed the long established
precedent. In 1904 we followed the strict
letter of the law. The l'n(on Pacific said
that ths assessment- of 1908 was fair."
The governor's statement as given here
was not made continuously, but mostly In
reply to Baldwin's questions, as, for , In
stance, when the governor said he did not
recall what The Bee or Mr. Rosewater had
said.
Then Tlaldwla Warmi I p.
Mr. Baldwin then approached the gov
ernor with his warning finger raised and
asked him In thundering tones:
"Upon your oath as governor had you I
not sworn In 19a to return the property of
the railroads at ita full value and have
you not already testified that the property
was assessed at but from one-fifteenth to
one-fourth of Its value?"
The governor replied:
"I suppose that we did violate the law
then because of ths long established prece
dent In fixing railroad valuations. I had a
talk with Mr. Kelly of your road and he
favored the revised valuation of ths road
and said he would do his part. In 19M we
sssessed ths property at Its full value un
dr the law. It Is true there was a slight
Increase in the valuation of the property
over 1908. - But the assessment of 1S4 had
nothing whatever to do with the assessment
of lva When we came to the assessment
of I'M we did not pay any attention to the
t.uesticn of uniformity."
Attorney General Begins.
This concluded the direct examination of
Governor Mickey and Attorney Genersl
Brown then proceeded to the cross-examination
He asked him In reference to his
understand. ng of the meaning of tangible
and Intangible property In order to correct
a misunderstanding of a question put to
him Thursday morning. The governor
slated that the board was In seasion six
weeks in 1904 on the railroad assessment
and there were present Messrs. Kelly and
Si rlbner of the Union Pacific road and
representatives of other roads. The matter
Of railroad asseasment was discussed and
argued thoroughly by the representatives
of the railroads He said:
"There was no effort to separate the
franchise value from the tangible value. , I
figured that the net earnings were over
15.500 per mils, and we left the general
valuation at 65,0OO per mila Each of the
three propositions, tangible. Intangible and
stocks and bonds property were considered
as factora In the making up of ths general
estimate. We did not aaseas any property
outside the suite and nons which was lo
cally attached." '
The cross-examination of she governor
was to show that the road was actually
undervalued and that the action of the
state board was fair, legitimate and equi
tably The governor did not conclude his
testimony until 1 o clock Friday afternoon.
No other witnesses being present the
hearing was continued over until next
i wtaa Secj-tuxr at C'.aie Margb, ax-
Land Commissioner Follmer and Secretary
Bennett will be called upon to testify.
Governor Mickey returned to Lincoln Fri
day afternoon. Attorney General Norrls
Brown also returned to Lincoln Friday
afternoon.
AUTO AND BUGGY COLLIDE
f
Machine Crashes Into Hlg and Both
Come Off Worse Than They
Went In.
A. I. Root's automobile crashed Into a
buggy which stood along the curb on Far
nam street In front of the court house
Friday afternoon and was the cause of Its
total destruction The bugry was over
turned and partially disabled by the force
of the contact, but when the horse, which
became frightened, had dragged the vehicle
over the sidewalk to the court house steps,
a distance of about 100 feet. It was com
pletely wrecked The horse and buggy be
longed, to W. T. Graham. The animal was
unhurt. One headlight of the automobile
was demolished and the radiator sprung a
leak. No one but the chauffeur was In the
machine.
NEW ROW OVER DODGE LAW
Democrats Cltim Eight to Till is Ticatt
bj Commutes Appoiitmenti.
ELBOURN ASSUMES TO DENY SUCH RIGHTS
Hard Time Finding; Opponent for
Ire Dave O'Brien and Lobeck
Decline to Become the
Paschal Lamh.
MRS. MANDERSON'S EYE GONE
Bight of the Member Loot, bnt
Specialists Are Still Being
Coasnlted.
Genersl and Mrs. C. F. Manderson re
turned Friday morning from their trip to
Kurope They had been g-ne from Omaha
since June 1. While away the sight of
one of Mrs M-mderson's eyes failed and
the extent of the permanent sfflictlnn Is
ret yet fully determined. Puring the day
a prolonged consultation was held with Dr.
GlfTonl. the Omaha specialist. The gen
eral did not go to his oPice at all during
the dv and denied himself to all but In
timate frier.ds.
CHEAP SPOONS CAUSE INQUIRY
Yoonsj Men Offer Them In Connection
with Bee Wllhoot Authority
ef Ofllee.
The pollre are Inveatlgatlng complaints
against several young fellows said to be'
about town pretending to sell six stiver
spoons for 25 cents. To one woman a con
dition of the offer was that ane subscribe
to The Bee, whereas Inquiry produced a
repudiation of the proposition by The Bee.
The police are satisfied that the spoons
have either been stolen or that they have
no silver on them.
Trl-Weekly Servlee.
Following Its usual custom of doing s!l
I possible to help out tie frontier, the Bur
IinKton road. tgini:!ni Monday, will estan-
iimIi a tri weekly pasnser service on the
St Francis branch Com Orleans. Neb., to
St. Francis. Kan This section of the
country has len blee-ied with a bounti'jl
crop this season and th homeseekers and
prospective buyers are going to the aouth
weftern part of Nebraska in droves The
trains will move to tht west on Mondays.
Wednesdays and Fridays and will return on
the alternate days Ths officials say that
they realise that these trains will be run at
a loss, but they are willing that they should
be 'J it U1 loud tu tain that secUoa (tt lbs
The 'steenth conflict over the Dodge pri
mary law has been wafted to the surface.
Another court controversy may be re
quired to settle it.
No democratic candidates for members
of the Board of Education filed their names
for ths primary ballot and as a result only
a republican school board ticket was chosen
at the primary. In order not to let the
matter go by default and thus admit the
Impossibility of electing democrats to the
board leaders of that party who will have
control of the machinery In the fall cam
paign propose to have the county com
mittee fill the vacancies on the ticket, not
only for the school board, but for justices
of the peace and constables; also placea on
the county committee for which there
were no candidates at the primary.
Elbonrn Tone Liown.
When the city clerk was approached re
garding the school board nominees he
flatly declined to entertain a notion of
putting the names of five democrats on
the general election ballot. After consid
erable argument, however, he changed his
assertion to "he did not think" he would
accept the nominations of the committee.
He announced that he proposed to go Into
the subet thoroughly tefore finally de
ciding. "The Podge law makes no provision for
nomination s other than those made in tha
primaries," said the clerk. "I take it that
the intent of the law Is to bar out any
man who did not present his .andldacy to
the people st the primary election. If a
candidate did not file in the prescribed way
he lost his chances of getting on the bal
lot, that's all. If the democrats ran do1
this why can't the socialists, or any other
party that casts 1 per cent or more of
the total vote? Why Is It necessary for
the socialists to carry the case Into court
and to try to get the Dodge law knocked
out on constitutional grounds? Aa I un
derstand It. their aole complaint la that
the filing fees for the primaries are pro
hibitive to poor men who have to bear
their own political expenses. I do not see
where any authority exists for allowing
nominations by county committees or In
any other way except by primaries."
What Heramaa Says.
Deputy Comptroller Tosgrove aays:
"I have gone over this matter with As
sistant City Attorney Herdman and other
lawyers and they have assured me there is
nothing to prevent vacancies on the ticket
to be filled by nomination of the county
committees, provided that the places have
not beeu contested for at the primaries. If
they have been contested for the winner
has a cinch on the nomination. There Is
no gainsaying that. The democrats did not
Uvis aseol jKr4 Welti la tUt field, a4
only one out of six Justices and no con
stables. It Is our Intention of going ahead
and filling all these vacancies Just as soon
aa the new county committee Is organized.
The organization will not take place until
after the votes have been officially can
vassed." There is little doubt but that Cosgrove
will be selected as chairman of the demo
cratic county committee. He has not
sought the place, but his name Is most fre
quently mentioned in connection. He man
aged the successful Hitchcock congres
sional campaign and that which landed so
many democrats In county offices two
years ago. Personally he Is willing to
take up the work If a majority of the
committee wants him to do so. H. S.
Daniel will be the new committee's secre
tary, having vanquished the opposition that
manifested Itself toward him.
Dave O'Brien Kays Kay.
The democrats sppear to fce all at sea
over the vacancies on the ticket. -( Chair
man A. A. Arter of the last democratic
county committee Is at present out of
town. He is expected to be home within
a day or two, and then probably will rail
a meeting of the committee for organiza
tion. More Important than the organiza
tion, however, will be the selection of can
didates to go on the ticket to fill vacancies.
Principal among the positions that are
talked of among the rank and file of the
democracy Is that of county commissioner
for the Fifth district, at present repre
sented by Henry McDonald. In the pri
maries William G. Ure. the republican
candidate, received such a large vote that
the democats are at their wits' ends to
find an opponent who will have any chance.
Dave O'Brien has been approached, but he
will not l.sten Neither will City Comp
t roller lyibeck. who hss been picked by a
certain element on the theory of nationality.
Mr Lobeck. so his friends say. is not at
all anxious to be one of a forlorn hope,
and it is understood he has declared that he
mill not undertake a canvass against Mr.
Ure
Everything in this line, however, de
pends upon th action to be taken by the
democratic county committee. The old war
horses of the party who went away to
Lincoln and failed John Poser after they
had persuaded him to run for a fourth
term, are now park from Lincoln and use
less platform making, and they will most
likely get very busy within the next few
daya It Is expected that by Monday the
county committee will be called In session
to act on the divers and sundrv perplexing
questions that are now faclr.g them
festivities. For the big parade of Thurs
day night the Burlington will run special
trains, one leaving Lincoln about 6.3u and
leaving Omaha about 10:15, after the
parades are finished.
TALKFEST STILL IN PROGRESS
Argument on Injunction Case At llnst
Councllmen Contlnnes Be
fore flntton.
Judge Sutton Is still ennreA on k hew
Ing of the application of Thomas W. Black
burn against the city officials to prevent
maaing or a new contract with the
Omaha Gas comnanv for itr..i ii.hti..
The two principal points' raised by the
piaintirr s attorneys. Weaver A Oilier, are
that the $28 contract presented Is a modi
fication of the original proposition, and
second that there are not sufficient funds
available at this time to enable the coun
cil to enter Into such a contract as Is con
templated Attorney Connell, for the defense. Is ar
guing the contrary of these propositions
and Is expected to finish his argument some
time this afternoon. An Instanter decision
Is not looked for by either side, as Judge
Sutton Is expected to take the esse under
advisement owing to certain Involved
points of a legal character.
TEN INDIANS OUT ON BAIL
Elarht Santera nnd Two Wlnnebagoea
Released from the Connty
JalL
Eight Panfee Indians, named Bingham,
Brant. Moose, Red Wing. Taylor. Wsba
shaw. Weston snd Saul, mere released
from the Iouglas county Jail Friday morn
ing on ll.Vio hondx each Two Winnebagj
Indians. Fishtail Lincoln and James Lin
coln, mere similarly released on .V1 bonds
each. The Indiars have been in Jail under
commitment from the United States com
missioner at Niobrara, for introducing
liquor on to the Indian reservations during
a powwow in August last. Friends from
the Fantee and Winnebago agencies cams
to the rescue of the Imprisoned reds, and
they mere let go to answer to the fedsia
grand Jury In November.
RAILROADS AND AK-SAR-BEN
Special Rates to Be Made and Big
Crowd Is Looked for
.lest Week.
Railroads converging In Omsna are pre
paring for a big rush of travel to Omaha
because of the Ak-Sar-Ben festivities,
which open next Wednesday. Rain inter
fered with many going to the state fair
and it Is thought the travel mill be mu.:h
larger to Omaha than ever before, be
cause so many were unable to go to Lin
coln. The rate of en fare for the round
trip from all parts of the state Is a magnet
which Is sure to move the people, espe
cially when the extra Inducement Is offered
of visltU Uie cuvjvUs aud UU
MAN DENIES KICKING WOMAN
Arenaed of Rooting Her la the Ego
as Farly One O'f'loek
In Morning.
Chsrles Furst of Fortieth and Grant
streets mas arraigned Friday morning be
fore Police Magistrate Berka on a charge
of assault nnd battery preferred by Miss
Goldle Sk inner. F.irt pleaded not guil'y
and had his hearing set for nejt Tuesday
morninj.
Tne cornplaintng mitnese against Furst
alleges the man called st her home abou;
1 a. m. last Wednesday aiid ki'kej her in
the eye mithout provocation. According to
hearsay there ap-ars to have been some
dimsuc trouble in the Kuret family thut
led up to the alleged assault on Vls
Skinner.
Try Chamberlain s Colli, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Kemvjy and you mill never wish
to be without it ta uur boiue. It hag eavc4
Biacy lives.