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THE ' OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, FEBIU'AHY 21. VM)(.
Now located lit tM new
rrUtU center, Howard
Callers Yednesda) may inspect the first showing, rich,
heautiful weaves. Never were cream wool dress goods so much
in demand as they are at the present time, no mussing, no crush
ing, everywhere popular. We believe our present showing to
be the handsomest ever shown in the west. Paris sends us the
bulk of the cream dress elegance in these pretty tlainty fabrics.
Now the interesting prices:
CREAM 81LK AND ,. WOOL POPLIN
(from Paris) Rich tnd beautiful, soft and
clinging. You would -count . them all allk
from their shimmering' beauty $1V to $'.'00
CREAM STORM SERGES-Thero la
something wonderfully satisfactory to lov
er of tailor mad or long coal suit effects
made from pretty storm serge. It la sim
ply wonderful. Ihe number we are celling
now. Must be prlcca and' quality are right.
Toil had better Investigate 5c to Sl.W
CREAM BILK FIXiqilKD BRILLIAN
T1NE Fine Imported fabric, beautiful silk
milch, more like silk In appearance than
biilllantlne-60c to tt.PO yard.
CREAM ALL WOOL BATISTE A very
much favored fabric this, season, tine close
smooth weave, tucka, plaits and drapea In
the soft clinging effects: to $1.00 a yard.
CREAM BILK AND WOOL CREPE DE
CHINE Exquisite French production, lino
beautiful luster, soft and clinging 75c to
:tw a yard.
Note Samples, are now reudy for our
mall order cttstome rs. .'
New Spring Skirts in Gray.
Gray promises. td be the leading shade
In skirts for the coming season. As usual,
we are the first to shew the Dew styles
and fabrics,. Many new Ideas arrived
Monday. Remember, a skirt bought from
Thompson, Belden ft Co. Is always cor
rect, perfect In fit, perfect, to make, and all
alterations" are' made with "('are and atten
tion to detail; all our pressing and stitch
ing are done. by -men tailor.
New princess skirts In groy.
New circular skirts In gray.
New gored circular skirts In gray.
Hundreds of pretty .coats,- In al the fancy
mlitures, tailored 1 covert etoats. All our
own exclusive styles. ,. Vrt",
THOMPSON fFl DFNf Sk
Howard and Sixteenth Streets.
that you hoped that you would not be
compelled to use it?"
"I did not."
"Was anything said altout the packers
having protection?". ,
"Nothing, except insofar as that they
were to have protection relative to the
confidential figures." i ,
The witness was. then taken over hia
conversation' with Arthur Meeker, general
superintendent of Armour, ft Co. Mr.
Meeker testified that the commissioner had
said to him that the Bureau of Corpora
tions had affile power to ooninej Informa
tion, but Commissioner Garfield said that
he never )ti)fc qiM-h a , atutement to Mr.
Meeker. f .
ConimlssicAitT Garfield was on the stand
until the adjournment of court and will
testify again tomorrow..
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
(Continued' from First Page.) '
ever, more particularly to repairs which
the company haa never- paid for. "If Mr.
Evana wilt agree to bring the ordinances
up at the. next, committee meeting I T ill
withdraw the amendment."
Etui statra HI Position.
Councilman Evans I expect to. get a
few more letters by that time. If I re
ceive theni wtrl report. If I do not I will
not bring up the ordinances.
City Attorney Breer In response to ques
tions, paid the council had the right to
fix reasonable regulations for the charges
by ; public service corporations In cases
where the charges are not fixed In the
franchises, or -by contract, and even then
under certain conditions. Ho wanted time
to give tyv opinion as to whether the coun
cil has the right to order the street rail-
way company to, pave any distance outside . cvr represented equally with the fights
Us rails. i " " imn-e.t. pnrt may we till do our
County Treasurer Fink notified the coun- Bhar toward the building up of a sound
..ii k I-,..- ih, I.- ,.- ,i.i.. toe ii i M,,J eniigntened public opinion of the Amur
cU by letter Jhat he had deposited tS.M.H oans which shall everyw here, upon both
in me oinu .ro mt creau oi tne city in I
hla name as "ex-officlo city treasurer,"
and that, warrants by the council against
the amrJui'iU would ' be promptly honored
by his office.
The street conimlssloner was ordered to
open Franklin .street from Forty-fifth to
Forty-seventh and across Saddle creek.
SUPREME COURT . TAKES CASE
Appeal of Senator Patterson of Colo
rado Will Bo Heard at
20. Justice Brewer
of the supreme court of the United States
today entered an order granting a writ
of error In the contempt case of United
States Senator JTatterson, : The cae grew
out of the publication of a cartoon of the
Colorado state supreme court in the Rocky
Mountain News, of which Mr. Patterson Is
the proprietor. , For this the state court
held the t seiiutor o be lu contempt and
aaseeat-a fjne of tl.DuO against him.
The writ framed by Justice Brewer la
made a supersedeas and the order slays
all proceedings in the. Colorado court for
the collection of the fine. The rase will
be reviewed by the full bench of the su
Womna Takes Hooah on Hats.
BIW CUT. la.. Feb. S.-lBpeclid Tele-liajn,V-iNlna
Simon was found almost
dead lu bed this morning. In a fit of de-
ponaeney she h4 eten rough on rata
A brief note to her alstor, Mrs. W. T. Hop
kins,' saying she would soon be dead, was
the 4nly message: -She is the daughter of
Mr. ind Mr.. Joseph Simons of Ollumwa.
v.. ; ......
; htn coffee hit doa it work
V..;iitirt,ji i R.aaW ;
j.atorcd by '
Pee. Feb. 3. IW.
first Showing of
the New Cream
Wool Dress Goods.
Our Second Floor Waist Dept.
Is constantly showing the latest styles,
an they are received from Paris and New
York. For choice and really new waists.
see our Immense showing.
Ollt belts, made of plain and fancy gilt
belting, In all sltes-oOc each.
Belts of gray, brown and black suede
leather, also belts of black morocco leather
Black, brown and white calf leather
belts, with gilt buckles-11.00 each.
Millinery Opening On or About
New Parisian pattern hats and hats of
American manufacture have arrived daily
for the past fortnight. Watch Sunday s
paper for the exact date of this great
Ginghams and Plaids are back to favor
and out come the new ginghams In a won
derfully pretty display of new colorings.
Bee them. See our assortment of new
checks, plaids and figures, and you will
be In favor of ginghams for your new
Choice styles of A. K. C. Ginghams,
10c a yard.
Tolle du Nord Ginghams at 12ttc a yard.
Imperial Chainbrays. 32 Inches wide, at
15c a yard.
New French Broche Ginghams at 18c
New Scotch Gingham at Sic a yard.
New Silk Ginghams at 25c. '. c, 50c
New Parisian Plaids at 25c a yard.
New Harlequin Plaid Ginghams, 25c a
New Mercerised Taffetas, 25c and 30c a
New Madras at 15c, 2oc, 26c. Site. 40c,
50c, eoc a yard.
New Panama Checks, 30c a yard.
New Wove. Tlsues at 26c, 30c, a yard.
ROOT'S SPEECH DISCUSSED
Diplomatic Representatives of South America
Interested in Remarks of Secretary.
MONROE DOCTRINE THEME Or REMARKS
At HraslltMa Ambassador's Dinner
Secrttsrjr of stale Reaffirms De
. votlou of l otted State to
lie Traditional l'olir) .
. .. ' ' ' ? " - i '' J'-
WASHINGTON, Feb. -JO.-The diplomatic
representatives of the South' American re
publics In this city are dlscuHsing with
great Interest the speech made by Secretary
Root at the dinner which the Braxillan am
bassador gave in his honor and In honor of
the countries which will send delegates to
the Pan-American congress In Rio de Jan
eiro next summer. Mr. Root .talked chlelly
about the Monroe doctrine and said In part:
When President Monroe, coining to the
aid of struggling Spunlsh-America, mode
the audacious and gallant declaration tnat
no part of the American continents must
be deemed subject to colonisation bv any
European power he affirmed the proposition
that all the American republics are comoe
tent to maintain throughout their terri
tories governments answering to tne de
mands of civilization, preserving order, en
forcing law. doing justice and performing
ail International obligations.
To that proposition all of us stand com
mitted. Its truth we all maintain. Every
evidence In Its support Is a source of satis
faction to us. Every forward step In Ihe
path of progress by any American republic
Is a cause of joy to all of us. Let me. then.
Mr. Ambassador, pass alimir the fount
which you were good enough to propose to
my unworthy self. I ask you to drink to
the sisterhood of American republics. May
every one of them grow In prosperity and
strength: may the independence, the free
comments, promote the reign or peace, or-
der and of justice In every American re
public. TURNER WOULD HIRE NEGROES
Former Minister to Liberia Thinks
They t oald Be Employed
on Canal Work.
WASHINGTON. Feb. SXiJ. Milton Tur
ner of 8t. Iuls, formerly American mln-
I Ister to Liberia, Is endeavoring to enlist
; tbe Intereit of Isthmian canal officials In
i the employment of negro labor from the
1 United Ktutes hi building the canal. He
! lias discussed the matter with Chairman
Dhonta, to whom be said that there was a
large number of negroes In the United
States, particularly In the south, available
for and capable physically of doing the
class of work required on the isthmus, uuU
who should be given an opportunity to go
there. Mr. Turner will make further rep
resentations on the subject. . i
NEBRASKA W0MEN SPEAK
Mrs. Adams and Mrs.. Morgan Make
Addressee at Merlin of Ver
mont W. Tt. t.
BURLINGTON. Vt.. Feb. 2u. Corporal
James Tanner, commander-in-chief of the
Grand Army of the Republic and Colonel
John Tweedale. adjutant general,, both of
Washington. D. C were preeent today
and made brief addresses at the first busi
ness session of the thirty-ninth annual
encampment of the Vermont department
of the tiruud Army.
At the session, of the Women' Relief
Corps., the principal speakers were Nation
al President. Mrs. Abble A. Adams and Na
tional Secretary. Mia. Mary R. Morgan,
both of Nebraska. - :.
Boll Telephone Election.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. X.-At a mrviiug
of ihe Bell Telephone eompany at Phila
delphia today F. H. Bethel, vice presi
dent of the Chesapeake and Potomac Tele
phone company, was , elected vice presi
dent of the rult company. B. W. Traf
fortl was lis in,! to sueoeed Mr. . Bethel.
The capital stock of the former company
wag increased front tlllXlO.uw to li.dXi.iAi.
' NEW YORK. Feb. Jn.-W IHIsm H. Trues,
dale was re-etected president of the Dela
ware, l.acka wanna 4 Western tall rend to
day. William tVsl.lorf Asior retired from
the hoard of directors and Henry Graves
was elected lo Ihe 'vacancy. All the other
retiring directors were re-rleted.
PURE FOOD BILLS IN SENATE
Upper House Spends Four Hours Discussing
Amendments to various Measures.
RAILROAD DENIES CHARGE OF UNFAIRNESS
Statement from Baltimore ft Ohio
ays All tool Shippers Are
Given Rejnul Treat
aaent. WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. The senate
listened for three or four hours today to a
discussion of the details of the pure food
bills. A number of minor amendments were
surgested. but under the sgreement to vote
on all amendments tomorrow none of them
could be acted on today.
Mr. Rayner presented by request a reply
from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad com
pany to the charge of discrimination made
against It by the Rod Rock Fuel company
of West Virginia. The communication was
signed by Vice President Bond, who de
clared that there had been no discrimina
tion: that the Red Rock company was
"treated as were all others, and that to meet
It requirements was Impossible for lack of
The senate adjourned a few minutes after
4 o'clock out of respect to the memory of
the late Representative Castor of Pennsyl
vania. When the senete opened today Senator
Rnyner read a lengthy statement from the
Baltimore ft Ohio railroad In reply to the
statement made In the senate that the Red
Rock Conl company of West Virginia was
discriminated against by the railroad. Al
legations of unfairness or illegal methods
are denied In detail.
Mr. Gslllnger presented four petitions
from residents of Oklahoma praying for
prohibition In the proposed state of Okla
homa. The most voluminous contained the
names of ,0flfl voters and Mr. Galllnger
said that It was 264 feet long. One of the
others contained the names of 6.000 women
and another those of C.noO children. The
fourth wns signed hy Indiana only.
The pure food bill was then taken up.
A long discussion of amendments, offered
by various senator, was participated In by,
Messre. Ixdge, Hemenway, Galllnger,
Snootier. Heyburn, McCumbcr and others,
Mr. Hemenway and Mr. Piles appearing for
the first time In debate In the senate. Mr.
Hemenway spoke at considerable length In
support of an amendment offered by him
self for the regulation of the purity of
drugs. Ho found It difficult to get away
from the forma of the house of representa
tives and more than once referred to Mr.
Heyburn as "the gentleman from Idaho."
At last he apologUed for speaking of a
"senator as a gentleman."
Mr. Heyburn replied, with a smile, that
the apology was worse than the offense.
Mr. Spooner expressed the opinion that If
the bill should become a law as It stands
the additton of a thousand chemists to the
force In the Agricultural department would
become necessary, but Mr. McCumber re
plied that no additions whatever would be
At 4 p. m. the senate went Into executive
session, but the doors were re-opened a
few minutes later to permit the senate to
receive the official announcement o the
death of Representative Castor of Pennsyl
vania. After this announcement was made
Messrs. Penrose, Knox, Carter and Clay
were designated to attend the funeral, and
the senate then adjourned at 4:10 p. in. as
a. mark Of respect.
HE AHIG OX LIVE STOCK HIM.
Prominent Stoekiaen t re Tfeeesslty
of ( haiige. ' -
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2u.-Tue house com
mittee on Interstate und foreign commerce
conducted a hearing today on the Stephen's
bill extending from twenty-eight hours to
thirty-six hours the time live stock may be
permitted by carriers to remain In cars.
Edgar Van Elten, vice president of the
New York Central railway: Murdo Mac
kenxie, Trinidad, Colo., presidunt of the
American National Live Stock association;
M. P. Buell, president of the Chicago Live
Stock exchange: John Moore, chulrman of
the railway committee of the Chicago Live
Stock Exchange, und II. ('. Cuwun, Fort
Worth, Texas, representing the Texas
Cattle Ruisers association, were among the
speakers who appeared In support of the
bill. All of them urged that an extension
of the twenty-eight hour limit was neces
sary to the advancement of the cattle in
dustry and Insisted that the additional
time would work less hardship than rattle
suffer In the extra transfer from cars to
stockyards, made necessary by the short
SECRETARY WII.HO KTEKTAIS
President and Mrs. Hoosevelt Unesta
of Honor at Dinner Party.
WASHINGTON, Feb. .-Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson entertained the presi
dent and Mrs. Roosevelt at dinner tonight.
The other guests were: Senator Allison,
Senator and Mrs. Burrows, Senator and
Mrs. Dolllver. Representative and Mrs.
Sydney J. Bowie. Representative and Mrs.
Wllliiun E. Curtis. Mr. and Mrs. George
K. Roberts, Mrs, Stanley Matthews, Mrs.
James W. Plnchot, Miss Mattingly, Miss
Errol Cuthbert Brown and Jasper Wilson.
In the absence of Miss Wilson, Mrs. Dolll
ver apted as hostess.
BRIEF EXIOX OF THE
Early Adjournment Taken Owing; to
Denth of Hepreaentntl ve Castor.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 3U.-The house of
representatives today took un udjuurnment
out of respect to the memory of Repre
sentative Oeorge A. Csstor of Pennsylvania
net tne pusuge or appropriate resolu
tions and the appointment of a funeral
Hubs Before Coutmltlre.
WASHINGTON. Feb. :u.-Davld W. Roas,
general purchasing officer for the 1st hi
mien Canal commission and the Panama
railroad, testified today before the senate
committee on tiiteroceanic canals. Sen
ator Gordon could not be prewnt and at
his written request the examination of
Clialnivm Shoiils was again postponed.
Mr. Ross made a detailed report of I lie
conditions at the time of his appointment.
Souilnntlona by President.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2u.Th president
loun.r m-iii i ne luuowtng nominations to
Examiner-tn-chlef In the patent office
John M. Colt. Hotuh Carolina.
Assistant secretary of the. ireusurv Ii...
II. K.d wards. Ohio.
Alto promotions In the army and navy.
Kansas City Oil Hearing,
WASHINGTON. Feb. 30.-A a at present
arranged Messrs. Clements, Prouty and
Cock re II of the Interstate Commerce com
mission will conduct the oil hearing which
has been set for March 13 at Kansas City.
It Is possible, however, that Chairman
Knapp may participate.
Senate i eanrraa oatlnntloua.
WASHINGTON. Feb. !0.-The aenal i
executive session confirmed the following
nominations. Postmasters Montana, K. H.
Pond, Basin; Idaho, J. H. Newberry, liul
lini Missouri, T. M. Bailey, Rockport;
Colorado, A. J Strachan, Colorado Springs.
1.14 on at Wt-sulnalon.
WASHINGTON. Feb. .-The board of
public safety issued an order al noon today
closing all theaters and skating rinks on
Sundays. The board Is of the opinion that
Sunday theater going is denn-allsing.
GERMAN VIEW OF FOOT BALL
Prof. OinaM of telnslr. Who I.ee
tnred at Harvard, Klves Ills
Impressions of the tianie.
BUR LIN, Feb., aP.-Prof. Wilhem Osl-"
wald of the University of Llepslc Tiss re
turned to Llepslo from his course of lee
lures at Harvard Giving his Impression
bf American student "life to the Leipsic
Neueate Nachrlchten. lie says:
The personal Interest of the students,
hext to their studies. Is concentrated alone
on sport, which draws their attention alto
gether from irttciirrtiml or esinetu- pur
suits. Foot ball, before all. Is loved un
commonly and It Is practiced In such a
fashion that academic and state authority
are near to forbidding It altogether. In
the course of a single semester nineteen
Students fell victims to enraged, brutal
handling. At all the American universities
are kind of open amphitheaters In which
many thousands of spectators view the
periodic foot ball battles.
Prof. Ostwald Is preparing a report of
What he observed for the Prussian minister
President Knllleres Talks.
PARIS, Feb. President Falllerea de
livered hia Inauguration mssa;re to Par
liament today.- The only allusion to for
eign conditions was to the effect that
France's moderation, firmness and fidelity
to Its alliances shows what a price she puts
upon preserving cordial relations with all
the foreign powers.
Explosion In British Barracks.
LONDON, Feb. 20.-The Evening News
this evening published a dispatch from
Cairo, Egypt, announcing that a great
explosion has occurred at the British bar
racks In Khartoum. Considerable loss of
life and much damage Is reported
SENATE COMMITTEE ACTS
Aaka Interstate Commerce Commis
sion to Report on Coal and
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.-By unanimous
vote the committee on Interstate and for
eign commerce decided today to make a
favorable report on the Tlllm.in resolution
as amended. In its amended form the
resolution provide for the Investigation
by the Interstate Commerce commission of
"railroad discriminations and monopolies
In coal and oil."
The compromise measure Is a combina
tion of the Tillman, Gillespie and Campbell
resolutions. It retains the number and
title of the Tillman resolution, but nar
rows it by striking out the proposed In
vestigation of . monopolies and discrimina
tions In all products handled by railways.
The measure is broader than the Gillespie
resolution In that In It It Includes all
coal, while the Gillespie resolution related
to bituminous coal.' and It practically In
cludes the Campbell resolution by extend
ing the Investigation to oil.
WHISKY MEN MAKE PROTEST
Object to TelllnK How Their I'roriort
la Blended and
WASHINGTON. "Feb. 9.-Warwick, G.
Hough of St. - I,oul, general counsel of
the National Wholesale Liquor Dealers' as
sociation, spoke before the house committee
In Interstate and foreign' commerce today
In opposition to the Hepburn pure food
bill. '" . ... '
He said the provisions relating to whisky
did not lnsure'pilrtr,y. and were misleading.
A atralgltt whtHk. rxHy be either pure or
Impure, . he ..said,.,, nd a blended whisky
also may be either pure or Impure. All
whisky Is an artiift-lal und not a natural
product, and he Kld It was not fair to
compel distillers to make public their
formula for flavoring whisky as this Is a
trade secret and has nothing to do with
the purity or Impurity of the product so
far as wholesomenes s Is concerned.
LIPTON OFFERSJCUP FOR RACE
Yacht Association of Massachusetts
Receives Valuable Ulh from
the British portsmnn.
BOSTON. Feb. .-8ir Thomaa Upton
hus offered, and the Boston Yacht club
has accepted in trust, a $600 cup to be
raced for in the twenty-two rating class of
the Yacht Racing Association of Massa
chusetts. There arc twenty-six clubs In
the association, representing the ports from
Provincetown at Annisquam. The cup
will become absolutely the property of the
owner winning two championships. He
need not necessarily win them with the
same boat or two years In succession.
Sir Thomas previously has given cups for
yachts racing on the Pacific coast and on
the great lakes.
Mllmaakeo to Haild Branch.
PIERRE, S. D.. Feb. 20. (8peelal Tele.
gram.) A resolution was filed with the
secretary of state today announcing an
extension of the Milwaukee railway from
Colton to Sioux Fulls. This line will
parallel the South Dakota Central, the
Sherman Independent line north from
Former grantor tireen on Trial.
WASHINGTON, Feb. ). The trial of
George E. Green of Bingham ton, N. Y.,
a former state senator, on an indictment
charging conspiracy In connection with
the purchase of time recording clocks for
the Postofflce department, wus begun here
The following births and deaths have
been reported to the Board of Health dur
ing the twenty-four hours ending at noon
Births Salvatore Caruso. 1211 William.
iri' i. Conlev. ltou Pierce, girl: Wil
liam Cathro. 43b Center, boy; Frederick W.
Gentsch, 1113 South Twenty-eighth, boy;
William Saba - 1J1 1 South Twllin, girl.
Deaths Philip Myers, 701 South Thirty
uvanih lii ilivi: J u inert Gemes. county
hosmtal. 37: Anna.Dorsey Bell. Z South
Vll,tl, nil- Murinret klacAulcy. 2114 Chi
cago, M; Thomas H. Stovall. 1M( North
Twenty-sixth, i months; Infant Kohant,
South First, : months; John F. Ord
IK1 Pierce. 74; Robert F. Hodwlri. 40C7 La
fayette avenue. 4.
Detention for Cubans.
vmmi.K. Ala.. Feb. 30. A modified form
of quarantine which In this Instance means
detention and Inspection, grow into effect
against Havana ana an ",u:an ana oiner
tropical porta on March i. was the state
ment made Oil morning by Dr. Rhett
Goode, health officer of the city of Mobile.
WALSKNUCRG. Colo.. Feb. an. The offi
cial list of deMd us a result of the ex
plosion In the Maitlnnd mine of the Victor
Fuel company yct-tenlay is given out to
night .as fifteen. Fourteen bodies have
been bruiight lo the surface and one re
mains In the mine.
Taggart Starts for Philippines.
i COLCMBl'S, O.. Feb. 39 Companies C
I and D of the Rtghtb Infantry, consisting
of 146 men and five officers. In command
! of Captain Taggart of Wooster dlvwrce
fame left for Han Framist'o today and
embark on the transport Logan MnrcU S
for the Philippines.
Father l.eary sinking.
CHAPMAN. Kan.. Feb. SO.-Futher F. E.
Leary, nstlonul elm plain of the Grand
Army of the Republic, who is III st his
home here with pneumonia, was reported
slowly sinking ll'ls morning. His .hyj.
inns hold out no hope of r.itivery.
To f aro a eio ta Sit Hay
take LAVATIVR RROMO Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund morey If It fails to euro
E- W. Orove signature U oa oeca ho. 2s
rrCinV V1VC IV PITKTO P
!11)HI.' I.' I II 1 .11) I lt
George W. Guthrie, Candidate of Citizens'
and Democratic Parti, Elected Major.
HOTTEST CAMPAIGN IN CITY'S HISTORY !
Charges of Crookedness F.mnnnti
from Both tide and llaadreda of
Arrests for Aliened llleaal
teta 4 re Made.
PITTSBURG. Feb. jo. After one of the
most bitterly fonrht campaigns, in which
the grentet vote In this city wss east,
George W. Guthrie, mayoralty candidate
rf the citizens' party, the democratic party
and the Chic league, defeated his op
ponent, Alexander M. Jenklnson, "J30 elec
tion districts out of ?S7 giving Guthrie a
majority of 4,si. ' In Wl Mayor Hays, the
present republican Incumbent, received a
malorlty of 7,371. Since that time three
new wards have b-fn added to the city.
The campaign throughout has been one of
vituperation and recrimination and charges
of crookedness emanated from both sides
almost hourly. Wholesale arrests were
madij during the last days of the campaign
for repeating and colonlr.lng. lodging houses
wero raided and men carrying Illegal tax
receipts were hustled to the police stations.
Tho dny wss characterised by many fights
at polling placer, and In two districts the
election boards were hauled Into court,
charged with refusing to allow negroes to
Hepnhllrana Win In Alleaheny.
George w. Logan, the candidate for
mayor of the good government party In
Allegheny, was defeated by Charles F.
Klrschler, republican, full returns showing
a majority of 5.6S.1. The feature of the cam
paign In this city was the part taken In It
by w-omen. Throughout the entire day
they held meetings of prayer for the elec
tion of Logan and carried sandwiches and
coffee to tho workers at the polls, while
brass bands played patriotic and popular
alra In the neighborhood of the polling
Election In Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 20. The spring
municipal elections were held today
throughout Pennslyvanla. Ideal weather
prevailed and a heavy vote was cast "In
Philadelphia elected two magistrates
seventeen select and fourteen common
councilmen, twelve school directors In each
of the forty-three wards, constables and
division election officers. Outside of sev
eral small disturbances in wards where
there were spirited contests there wns very
little disorder reported. There was, how
ever, quite a number of arrests made for
Illegal voting. Little Interest was dis
played In tho contest for magistrates, as
the majority and minority party were each
entitled to one magistrate, and each party
named only one candidate.
Fight for Coonrllmen.
Great Interest was tuken In the election
of councilmen. notably In the Second and
Fifteenth wards. Party lines were wiped
out In many Instances. In some of the
wards tho city party and Lincoln party or
ganizations, which swept the city last No
vember, were spilt and were fighting each
other with the help of factions from the
old republican. rganlratlon or the demo
crats. In the Second ward Harry C. Rans-
ley, president of the select council, who
was opposed to Mayor Weaver In the gas
lease fight, was a candidate for re-election
on the republican and democratic tickets,
defeated by a small majority P. J. Devltt,
the city party and Lincoln party candidate.
In the Fifteenth ward Alexander Crow,
jr., nJ member of the select council, who
was one of the mayor's strongest support
ers In the recent political war, went down
to defeat for re-election before W. S. Mo
Innes, who wns the candidate of the demo
cratic, Lincoln and liberty parties. Mr.
Crow was backed by a portion of the city
party and a faction within the republican
CUT RATES; SO PASS
(Continued from Pag-e One.)
George F. Milbourn of Mlnden and George
B. Barr of Lexington. The convention
will close at noon.
Feastlnar aad Talking: l.aat I'ntll ear
The delegates to the State Association of
Commereial Clubs were the guests of the
Omaha Commercial club at a dinner in the
club's dining rooms at 6:30 o'clock last
night. The entire banqueting space was
tuken up by the gathering, a program" of
eight tOHMts following the dinner. The first
response was. "Central and Western Ne
braska: Its Present, and Future," hy Hon.
F. M. Currle1 of Broken Bow. He spoke In
glowing terms of the advance of these por
tions of the state and made brilliant pre
dictions for the future. He was followed
by Engineer John K. Field of Denver,
whose topfc was "Government Irrigation In
Nebraska." The results of the work dore
In this line by the government were re
counted by the speaker, details being
brought up to show the great benefit Irri
gation has been to large sections of the
H. M. Bushnell of Lincoln then took up
tho subject, "Bhall We Have a Constitu
tional Convention?" He began by com
paring the state us tt was In 1876 with what
It Is today with a view of Impressing upon
the minds of his hearers the greater needs
because of the greatly changed conditions.
"The long pants of 1875 haee become knee
breeches In 1W6," was hia way of putting It.
"Today the state family is six times as
large, railroad mileage Is nine times a
great, state agricultural production more
than ten times as great, manufacturing
twenty times as great and money In banks
twenty-flvo times greater than in 1875."
Continuing he said, "It seems to be prac
tically impossible to adopt constitutional
amendments In connection with the ren
eral elections, overshadowed as they are by
the Intense personality thut enters Into the
contest. The question, therefore, of a con-
stltulional convention," was Ills conclu
slon, "standing alone by Itself for the
adoption of a new constitution must appeal
as the only remedy for conditions as they
exht. if they are to be remedied at all.
Ha then dwelt oil the efforts of the atate
supreme court to work under the provisions
of the constitution, recounting how It has
been obliged to struggle to supply what is
unprovided for. Tha salaries paid to the
state executive and Judicial officers were
also pointed out as one of the antiquated
features of the present constitution. He
said the salaries deemed adequate iu U71
are not adequate now to get the best
talent. Speaking of the subterfuges of the
supreme court, made neceasary to over
come the troubles, he saki Us efforts "have
degraded the court and lis Influence in the
eyes of the people.
Turning to the agricultural and trans
portation questions and the needs which
they have raised, he asked: "Would the
makers of the constitution of 1871 have
foreseen the marvelous agricultural growth
of this state and the tremendous Import
ance of the transportation , question In
this state, would they have limited the
(-(institution so that neither of these ques
tions could be hsndiea irom a eonsttij-
I ton.i baalsT ' Mr. Bushnell
gave us in-
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other argument In favor of a convention
for the adoption of n new constitution
that provision could then b made for bi
ennial Instead of annual election. Such a
change, he said, would reduce the expen
diture and waste of energy for state elec
tions one-half. He also brought up the
argument of trusts and monopolies, un
foreseen thirty years ago, as another need
for a change. "We ought to have the
constitutional light to meet monopolies
In their onersttrns. In order to promote
and protect the Interests of the public."
he sold. "Today oil from the Kansas fields
Is shipped 2B0 miles in that state for ten
cents ier hundred pounds, to the Nebrsska
state line: and If a shipment crosses the
line for a distance of one mile, the rate
Is advanced to 30 cents."
"But exceeding all these In Importance,"
continued Mr. Bushnell, "the state should
have n constitution that would Klve local
self-government to all the citizens. The
cities are state-governed Instead of self
governed. Today much of the misgovern
ment In cities Is due to the fact that they
are denied local self-government. No gen
eral law can give best results to all cit
ies alike," were portions of his remarks
Honorable W. M. Roltertson of Norfolk
then spoke on "The Country Commercial
Club," citing Its uses, needs and possibil
ities for good to Its municipality. "Har
mony In Towns" was the topic chosen for
Charles F. Horner of Lexington, who han
dled his subject In a humorous vein, ad
vising citizens to boost their towns at
all times to bring eventual hsrmonv. I
"Education; Its Practical Relation to
Business," was gone Into from every view
point by E. O. Garrett of Fremont, fol
lowed by Don. C. Despaln of Lincoln with
a summing up of Nebraska's present under
the title "Nebrsska's Balance Sheet for
The closing number was "Shall We Send
Iiawsnn Our Proxies?" delivered by Charles
G. Ryan of Grand Island. He went Into
the question comprehensively, and his opin
ion was that, though Idwion'a motives
might be questioned, h did not believe that
anything but gftod could come of thrning
over power to him. He said the Indian
In Tom Lawson Is crying out for revenge
against his own kind, and this can be
turned to a benefit. "God moves In a mys
terious way his wonders to perform," he
quoted In explanation.'.
It was' nearly midnight when the pro
gram closed, and many had already tired
GERI.XG IS STIl.t.
Sot Ready to Surrender Coanty Seat
to Seotts Bluffs.
"You bet Gerlng is not going to give up
to Scotts Bluff," said F. M. Sands of the
former city, when asked If the city acrosi
the river wasn't getting the lead of the
county seat. Mr. Sands Is a delegate from
Gerlng to the meeting of commercial clubs
In Omaha. "We give Scotts Bluff credit
for being a growing, hustling city, but it
Isn't drawing our population away from
us. It is true that some of our citlscns
who had been (n town but a short time did
move across the river when Scotts Bluff
was llrst started, but they don't do It
nun-. Several flue brick business blocks
have been erected In the lart few ve.irs.
We hope we are going to get the Union
Pacific railroad, and If we do we will be
fixed for good. The road Is now building
from North Platte to Bridgeport, on . a
line surveyed five years ago and that line
was surveyed farther through Gerlng.
Scotts Bluff county Is coming to the
front In the production of sugar beets.
potatoes and alfalfa. . Last season wo
shipped several hundred carloads of beets
to the factory at Ames. Slock on the range
In the western part of the state Is In ex
KEPT .PRINCIPLE A HOVE PARTY
M. A. Hosteller "tald with Bea
Through Majors Flarbt.
"I began taking The Bee twenty-seven
years ago and I don't believe I have missed
a copy since," said M. A. Hosteller of
Shelton. who Is attending the meeting of
the- State Association of Commercial Clubs.
"At one time I was about the only re
publican in my community who was tak
ing the paper, but I stuck to It. fur I be
lieved It was taking the right stand.
That was the time when The. Bee advo
cated Jack McColl of Lexington for gov
ernor, but the party nominated Tom Ma
jors. The Bee buckled in and defeated
Majors and made the election of Holcomb
possible, and that made most of the re
publicans out our way sure. They stopped
their papers until I wss almost the only
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one mound there who had It. Well, fhtngs
have changed since then, and f guess those
fellows who allowed their temper to rise
so high are resding the paper along with,
DEATH RECORD. .
MiSrtol'IM VALLKV. la.. Feb. .-(Special.)
The funeral ', of Frederick Douglas
occurred here nt noon today from the late
home on Fifth street. The deceased wai
born August Is. 17. In Mount City.. Kan.,
ami settled In Missouri Valley In 1RR3. He
was the proprietor of the Douglas csfe.
Rev. J. M.ic.Mllster of the Presbyterian
church preached the funeral sermon. In
terment will beMt Omaha.
Henry M. Moore.
NORTH FIELD, Mass., Feb. SL-lJenry
M. Moore, widely known through his con
nection with the national and international
work of the Young Men's Christian asso
ciutlon and other religious enterprises, and
an assistant of the late Dwight K Moody,
died here today, aged 75 years.
Slra. C. . t'srr.
Mrs. Clair Owens Carr died Tuesday aft
ernoon at 3 p. m. at 1714 California street,
after an Illness of three months. The body
was taken to Alliance. Neb., where her
father and husband reside.
LONDON. Feb. a. Vice Admiral
Henry Grenfell died here yesterday.-
was born In 1845.
Joseph . Arthur.
NEW YORK, Feb. an.-Joseph Arthur, the
playwright, died here today, aged 57 years.
Raisin Growers Disband. .
FR KB NO, Csl., Feb. 20. At a meeting
of the members of the Central California
Raisin Growers' company yesterday the
dealers voted to disband the companv and
to return to the growers the hslf a cent
a pound held out for the purchase ' of
packing houses. This action breaks -up the
association of growers formed for the pur
pose of co-operation. This yeor the price
of raisins was tlxed at too high a rate
and the dried fruit fHiled to sell. The mer
cantile company of San Francisco flually
took over the whole crop at 3 cents a
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