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Tim OMAIIA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 1906.
OFF FOR POSTAL CONGRESS
Edward Eomwater SUrti for Eome This
WPORTANT SESSION OF BODY EXPECTED
Rrnitk(ltfi of Ulilr-Tno Nations
ef th World Mill Consider
Edwnrd Rosewater, accompanied by Mrs.
Rosewater, Miss Hoscwater and Miss Nellie
EJRUUor, started yesterday ever the
Rock Island fur Home, where he goes as a
delegate from the United States to the
International Tostal congress, which meets
at Rome In April. At Cleveland Mrs. N. P,
Fell and daughter will Join Mr. Kosewater'i
The International Postal union was or
ganized oiitf'.iially about forty years ago
by a few of the leading nations of the
world. Its first compress being held at
Berne, Switzerland. Berne still remains
the headquarters and clearing house fur
the Postal union, where all balances are
settled and records are kept. At the pres
ent time sixty. two nations are by treaty
connected with the union, Afghanistan be
lng tho only country not a member. The
congrens meets every seven years, five hav
ing been held, at Berne, Lisbon, Paris,
. Vienna and Washington. The last was held
In 1837, beginning early in May and con
tlnulng until the middle of June. The next
congress was called to meet In Rome, In
1904, but, owing to the disturbance Incident
to the Boer war and the war between
Japan and Russia, the session was deferred
until the present year. Kach nation party
to the treaty Is entitled to one vote In the
congress, which Is thoroughly democratic
In its organization.
Hon the Congress Works.
All proposed changes in international
postal regulations or arrangements are
formulated at Berne, and -sent out at least
six months prior to the meeting of the
congress. This Is to give the postal author
ities of the different countries ample no
tice of what is to be brought before the
congress for consideration. When all mat
ters have been disposed of by debate and
vote, the congress formulates a new
treaty, which is signed by the delegates
as plenipotentiaries of the country from
. which they are accredited, and it becomes
effective as the international postal ar
rangement until a new treaty Is formulated
by another congress.
In the last congress, which met at Wash
ington, the representatives of the United
States were General Batchelder, Edward
Rosewater, Captain N. M. Brooks, General
Tyner and General Hasen. The United
States being the host of the congress, haj
five representatives. In congress at Rome
Mr. Rosewater and Captain Brooks,
who is chief of the bureau of foreign
malls of the Postofflce department, will be
the delegates from the United States. They
will sail from New York early next week.
Questions for Present Congrress.
This congress of postal experts will con
aider all those questions involving foreign
malls and their transportation and postal
" appliances. For Instance, one of the prln-
clpal question to be considered is that
of the rate for foreign postage, which at
present is 6 cents for each one-half ounce,
first-class. It is the general opinion that
this rate is too high for the weight al
lowed. It Is probable that the congress at
Rome will decree one of two things that
the rate of foreign postage be decreased to
I cents, or possibly i cents for each half
ounce of firm-class mall, or that the weight
of first-class mail permitted for fi cents
hall be doubled, making the rate i cents
per ounce, to correspond with the domestic
rate of one bunco for 1 cents.
The question of transportation of malls
will also engross the attention of the con
gress. Under the existing arrangement the
country from which mail Is dispatched pays
to each other country hanuling this mall
a certain amount of money, not a certain
percentage of the cash received for the
stamps used, as is generally supposed.
Once In from three to rive years the out
going mall of each country is weighed for
twenty-eight consecutive daB, and this
weight is multiplied by thirteen, the total
being accepted as the basis for a contract
covering usually live years. Thus England
weighs all mall from the United Slates
past-ln through that country for points iu
Europe ror twenty-eight days, this amount
being supposed to Indicate the normal
amount of mall ordinarily sent by the
United States to the European points. If
later the amount should double England
Would receive no more money, and It wou.U
receive the full amount If the volume of
mau should decline. s
Inlreraal Postasro ...,..
Perhaps the moat Important matter that
will be discussed by the congress is that of
a universal postage stamp of the unit de
termined upon. At present a person writ
ing to anothei person in, Europe cannot
prepay postage, on the reply desired. A
6-cent stump of the United States would
oe ot no postal value to a correspondent In
Paris, and the person writing from the
United States cannot obtain a" French
mp 10 enclose his Paris correspondent.
What Is needed is a postage stamu of thA
value of the prevailing rate for foreign
postage, vhlch can be used anywhere and
rora any country to any other country
i. . . , i .
appear ai nrst blush that It
would be a simple matter to provide such a
tamp, and it would, but for the difference
In money standards. For example, the
"" stamp wmcn corresponds In value
to our -cent stamp and which carries a
half ounce of maU from Germany to, the
United States, Is of the denomination of 20
lueumg. mere are ioo pfennig in a mark,
and a mark Is worth 24 cents United
States money. Therefore the 20 pfennig
tamp Is actually worth but 4.S cents United
States money. It will be seen that If a
universal stamp should be adopted a per
son with U8t United States money could
buy a sheet of 100 stamps in Germany and
bring them to the United States and sell
them for W. making a profit of 4 per cent
If the value were to be adjusted to meet
this difficulty other complications would
Immediately arise, because of the difference
between the monetary standards of Franoe
England. Italy and other countries. '
Stamp collectors bel'jve that the plan in
vogue in Holland would solve the prob
lem. The Dutch government lias recently
adopted the scheme of keeping on sale in
the postofflces of the principal towns a sup
ply of stamps corresponding to the value
of t cents of the principal countries of the
world, which are sold at a very slight ad
vance on the face value. It is pointed out
that the United States could carry In stock
stamps from England, Germany, France,
Italy, Austria, Scandinavia, etc.. which
should be sold at face value. After the
Initial appropriation the service would be
self-sustaining and accommodate a large
number of business men and citisens of
The Bennett Company
Invite you to visit Its new fruit depart
ment, a mi luted with grocery and super
vised by grocery manager.
Samuel Burns' Plate Bale. Half price.
DIAatONDS-Edholm. IStH and Harney.
Werta. Dentist. tftt-i-S Paxxon Blk.
Have Root prlut U
MORE OF THE GREEN GOODS
Erldeara that CriMik, Have Not Qalt
Baslaes Cornea ta t aele
The secret rervlce department of the
government is in fecefpt of several of the
old-time green goods circulars, which are
Just now making their annual appearance
In the west. The circulars are sent to
Captain Webb by . the parties to whom
they have been addressed. The same old
story of stolen government bank note
plates, with faked newspaper clippings re
citing how helpless the government Is In
detecting fpuriousness of the notes and
where parties arrested for having the
notes in their possession were acquitted
because of the notes being printed from
genuine plates could not be counterfeits,
etc., etc. The special operator In this In
stance directs his would-be customers to
correspond with him only by telegraph,
addressing their telegrams to H. A. Davis,
Burnslde, N. T., with the usual ad
monitions that under no circumstances to
write him a letter, for It is sure to go
to the dead letter office and then the
writer will be detected and convicted. The
enterprising Mr. Davis states In his letter
he will not deal with any person who can
not cough up J500 for the first Invest
ment, and that he will send $3,000 of the
"goods" for that amount, providing he first
meets the party, where the stuff will be
submitted for his examination, etc.
AGED LABORER FOUND DEAD
Michael Gerklaa Dlea Alone la Ills
Hons on North Fifteenth
Michael Gecklan, 60 years of age, a
laborer at the Union Pacific shops, was
found dead at noon In his house, 401 North
Fifteenth street. Gecklan has no relatives,
as far as known, and lived alone. Coroner
Bralley ha,s the body and will investigate
the cause of death.
TO THE PIBLIC.
Broatrh Repudiates Hoffman's Speech,
My attention Is called to the article, with
scare heads, in the News of today, publish'
Ing the speech of one Hoffman of the Third
ward, who Is a candidate for the council.
I repudiate entirely his1 utterances aa not
representing my views, and I cannot be
held responsible for anything an unauthor
lzed person may say.
Hoffman does not belong to my party. 1
was not present when he made his speech
or he would have been Instantly rebuked
am not in favor of a wide-open town, but I
do favor a liberal Interpretation and en
forcement .of the law. W. J. BROATCH.
Card from Old Cltlsen.
Mr. Editor: As a taxpayer, I desire to
state through the columns of your valuable
paper my position in regard to councllmen.
I see In the public print that this club
endorses this one and that club that one.
and so on. almost as many different' en
dorsements as there are candidates, but, go
far I have not seen of the taxpayers eti-
dorsing anybody. Now, it seems to. rne
that the taxpayers should get together and
endorse someone for the city council, and
to start the ball rolling I will endorse Jolin
Ylrak as a safe, conservative, honorable.
nonest, conscientious gentleman, one ho
is and has been a taxpayer himself and
knows how It Is. I recommend to all tax
payers that they not only endorse John
Ylrak as councilman for the Tenth ward.
uui gei out ana worn ror mm Heartily un
til the primaries are over, and then go to
the polls' and elect him.
If any voter wishes to know mors of Mr
Ylrak, I will be pleased to furnish the in
formation, as I have known John for many
years,' and am confident that you cannot
get a better man for' the olty -council, and
if you get aa good an one for mayor, the
taxpayers will have no cause for complain,!.
Yours, very respectfully.
1261 South Sixteenth Street
Mr. R. E. Sundorland of Sunderland Bros.
has returned from a ten days' trip Into
the Kansas gas belt, where he went n
search of an additional supply of trlck.
The Crowe verdict was commented on by
nearly every man he met and the impres
sion seems to prevail that the Omaha
people and not the Jury should be held
accountable. The demand for Kansas state
gas-burned building brick has Increased to
such an extent that already It has be
come a question of supply rather than
one of market. Mr. Sunderland bought
enough, brick to supply the Omaha de
mand until local brick come from the kilns
early In May.
Ladles' Auxiliary of Post A, T. P. A.
It Is in deepest sorrow we are called
upon to record the death of Mr. Hodgin,
former president of Post A,' Travelers
Protective association. 1 .
Realising the Irreparable loss to his
family, friends and the O der, we wish
to express our heartfelt sympathy.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions be spread upon the minutes of our
MRS. M. J. MATTHEWS.
MRS. J. L. ADDAMS,
MBS. M. U. WOODWARD,
MRS. GEORGE GIFFORD.
Ladles' Auxiliary of Post A, T. P. A.
It Is In deepest sorrow we are called
upon to record the death of Mr. Welshans,
husband of our treasurer of the auxil
iary. Realizing the Irreparable loss to his
wife, friends and the order, we wish to
express our heartfelt sympathy.
Resolved, That a copy ef these resolu
tions be spread upon the minutes of our
MRS. M. J. MATTHEWS,
MRS. J. L. ADDAMS,
MRS. M. U. WOODWARD,
MRS. GEORGE GIFFORD,
STERLING SLLVER-Frenser. IB A D'dge
A New Firm.
The Johnson Plumbing- and Heating: Co.,
located at 1813 Harney Bt, Is a new firm
In Omaha which recently opened for busU
ness. While the firm la new, Mr. Hollis M.
Johnson has been manaaer for J. J.
Han! ehen for the past Ave years, has a
large circle of friends In the city and aas
had an extensive experience In this Una.
The new Arm guarantees first-class work,
satisfactory prices and prompt service, and
have already secured a number of good
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank our friends, neigh
bors and Switchmen's union for their
kindness extended to us through the death
of our beloved brother.
MR. AND MRS. P. D. ROBBINS.
MR. AND MRS. JNO. E. MARSH.
Hew Addition Attracts Alteattoa.
Boulevard Park is attracting the attention
of those wanting homea in an easily aooea
slble part of the city. Two lou were sold
this week and two modern seven -room
dwelling will be at one erected.
DIAMONDS Prenser. Uth and Dodge.
Jim Key is coaucg,
We are forced to vaoate our
present location by April 1st and
will sell a limited number of play
er Including the Pianola, Sim
plex, Plnyano, Appollo A Aerlola
absolutely at cost. Prices from
$7$ tip. Liberal supply of muslo
Terms of purchase arranged to
meet Individual requirements on
both new and used instruments.
SCHMOLLER & MUELLER
Closing out entire stock at 1407
After April 1st 1311 and 1311
Far nam st.
ENDORSED BY V
The Fontanelle Club.
To Be Voted For at Primaries Tues
day, April 3, UHMI 8 a. an
to 9 p. zn.
For Mayor E. A. Bepson, real estate.
For pity Clerk Sam 1C Oreenleaf, clerk,
For City Comptroller John N. Westberg,
For City 'Attorney John P. Breen, law
For Building Inspector John H. Butler,
For City Council.
(To be voted for In all wards.)
Flcst Ward-E. A. Willis, pressman,
Omaha Printing company.
Second Ward W. W. Bingham, commis
Third Ward Henry I. Plumb, manager.
The , Chatham, Thirteenth and Dodge
Fourth Ward John A. Scott, real estate.
Fifth Ward U E. Lucas, coal dealer.'
Sixth Ward George L. Hurst, machinist,
Seventh Ward C. S.Hayward, Hayward
Bros. Shoe company, wholesale shoes and
Eighth Ward C. 3: Andersen, manager
Andersen-Mlllard company, wholesale
Ninth Ward J. C. Pedersen, carriage and
wagon works, 2108 Cuming street
Tenth Ward George . Cott, manager
Martln-Cott Hat company, wholesale hats
Eleventh Ward Frank Crawford, lawyer.
Gurley. Crawford & Wood rough.
Twelfth Ward D. A. N.. Chase, manager
Chase & Co., wholesale spices, teas and
To the Republican Voters of the City of
Omaha: You must decide whether you
want to elect or continue In office officials,
many of whom have demonstrated their
entire Incompetency and servitude -to the
public service corporations, or whether you
wllr have honest and capable officials who
will represent all of the people at all times.
The above named candidates believe that
the city should own Its own government.
and they stand for
Equal taxation, economical and honest
expenditure of publlo money.
Impartial enforcement of law. ,
'An ample police force for protection of
life and property.
Clean streets and a, CLEAN TOWN.
Public Improvements and city paving re
pair plant. '
A welcome to capital and manufacturing
No graft or ring rule.
No gambling, law breaking or corpora
tion control of elections.
No free lights, -no free water and no free
telephones to city officials.
No forms of compacts between city offi
cials and public contractors.
No more free franchises, and no giving
away of streets and alleys without sub
stantial consideration to the city.
Make up your mind what you want, and
Tote at the primaries for the men who
will carry out your ideas. Do not lose the
force of your conviction bv vntlnr fnr
friends who have no chance to win. and
thereby defeat candidates who stand for
the above principles.
GAIN OF OVER TWO MILLION
Bank Cleartnn-s for Obmh, in.
pass Records of Corresponding- .
Periods la Previous Years.
OMAHA. March 10. Bank clearlnn fnr
today were Sl,i67,181.14, and for tUu corre
sponding date iaat year fl.4Dl.tU3.20.
Monday f 2.6u3,46 .88 1 l,(xJ4.v2.18
Tuesday 1.86.u;s.u 1 477 i.in :!.;
Wednesday l,Mu7,4K6.65 1,714. M7.07
Thursday 2,(x,3l.ai 1.74St.7iil.96
Friday 18.104.22.168 1.4W.211.IU
ouluruay I,itfi,!al.l4 l,4l,J.zo
Totals 12,4S0."S7.S6 S9.793,t16.67
increase over iaai year, i,U(,lil.ts.
Oinaha made a record in Utuk clearings
for the week, as shown by the Bradstreet
report tor the week which ends Thursday
and .also by The Bee report for the week
which ends Saturday. a net gain of
$2,437,161.68 la shown over the corresponding
week of last year, and this puts Omaha
ahead of many cities which claim to be In
its class. The gain, as was announced
Monday In The Bee, when the single day
record was broken, is accounted for by the
great activity in farm lands, March 1 be
ing recognised aa a clearing day, a day
when old leases are cleared up and new
ones made A great deal of farm land also
la changing hands In Nebraska, and the
returns on this also are large.
Notice to Laael Seekers.
A large tract of valuable agricultural land
Is to be thrown open for settlement on
March 20, 1906. This land haa been in liti
gation for twelve years and on January 20
the United States land office handed down
an opinion which will open this land for
settlement on March 10.
The tract consists of about 66.000 acres of
fine agricultural land In North Dakota, or
about 400 homesteds. This Is a very fine
tract of land and Is worth at the present
time from 13,000 to (4.000 per homestead.
It la valuable wheat land, with an im
mense deposit of lignite coal underlying It,
A special excursion for March 10 U being
arranged to take a party of people up to
see this land, and will be in charge of aa
agent ot the Illinois Central Railroad com
pany. It la a chance of a lifetime to get a
good quarter section .of farm land and a
ooal mine for the asking.
In order to avoid a rush the facts are not
made publlo at this tlms, but full informa
tion can be had by applying at the Illinois
Central city ticket office. 1401 Farnam street,
or addressing Samuel North, district pas
senger agent, Omaha. Neb.
Beaatlfal Boalevard Park
Boast of being on of th most accessi
ble traots for residences recently placed
upon th market Bherman avenue car Un;
Sixteenth street car line; Twentieth Street
boulevard. . AU lots from one to two feet
above the streets, which are graded; sewer
and water malaa la and paid tor. t ,
VOTE FOR J. A. DAVIS FOR THE COUNCIL
FROM THE EIGHTH WARD.
DR. BRADBURY. DENTIST ' Y"r A"B
IS06 FARM AM 'Phene, Douglas 1756
Teeth Extracted .. 23c ""W """"v Bridge Work.. $2. SO up
Porcelain Fillings $ I up 7 Mervcg rameved with
Oold Fillings $1 up A.""1" v out pain.
Silver Filling-.. . 50c up (f fYVSw A Lopae Teeth Hade
Crowns $2.50 up xUT Iy"iT"' Solid.
Plates $2.t0up . III Work guaranteed 10 yrs.
11K1 Qiifs) inlOiffiS
WE HAVE JUST received a large, complete and
entirely new, and modern collection of side and
back combs, select turtle shell, gold mounted
Finest goods in the city. ",
BRACELETS; will be worn much this summer.
We have them, all the latest styles.. ' Prices
AT -THE SIGN CF THE CROWM
, US South Sixteenth Street
He Is a Wise Man
who Judges goods on their merits entirely, and not by what is said of
them. What we Bay about our --
(Arkansas Anthracite)- . j . , .
We say it for the express purpose of haying people try it for we
know it's the best coal of the kind on the market. It requires less coal
in the fire pot and less draft, and you can always depend upon it burning
freely. , -
A TOW COSTS - - 03.50
C. B.' HAVENS' & CO.
Tel. Oij3 317. 213 S. 16h St.
A NEW PLUMBING FIRM
The Johnson Plumbing & Heating Co.
1812 Harney Street.
High Grade Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water Heating
Contract for New Work, Remodeling Old Work and Repair Work of
all kinds will be given our special attention. We solicit your business.
MOLLIS M. JOHNSON, Manager.
tins to Pour la from East
erners , Looking; West.
The office of Special Agent L. C. Wheeler
of 4he secret service department of the gov
ernment at the federal building Is still be
ing besieged with letters from applicants
from the Atlantic states for Information
relative to the tracts of land recommended
for cancellation within the cattle ranch en
closures in Nebraska. The letters Indicate
that there will be a big rush to Nebraska
early In the summer to make entries on
these cancelled entries.
The subject has become so serious a one
to Special Agent Wheeler that he has been
compelled to prepare a special letter In re
sponse to the Inquiries, which seem rather
to Increase than diminish with each mall.
This letter recommends that the applicants
write the land officials at Valentine, Broken
Bow and Alliance for more detailed Infor
mation. LOW RATES
via, (no Chicago, Mllwaake
13.60 Omaha t Louisville, Ky., and re
turn, March 1&. 16. 17 and 18; return limit,
March list. Also extremely low round
trip rates to many points In Alabama,
Florida. OeorrlA. Lou'alana, Mississippi
and Tennessee on March Sth and SOto. For
full informat'oa wriis 01 call on
F. A- NASH, General V'tslern Agent.
U24 Farrvun St.. Omaha. Neb.
Until March list, either a genuine water
color or an tx)0 enlaigeukcnt free with each
new dosen photoa
HETN. THIS PHOTOGRAPHER,
11S-15-17 South 15th FU Oil Numbers.)
Men's, boys', chlldm a 00
iv- cash or
ladles' suits, skirts, miluif y,
crodlt. feuple's Store, lulu si..
Frank K. Colby, optician, la now with th
Columbian Optical Co.. m 8 lith feU.
Remember Goodley F. itrucker on pri
mary day for councilman of tth ward. Adv.
WATCHE&-Frusr, tfta aad DoUrf.
a taxpayer I appeal to the tax
payers and business men of Omaha
to help me fight this battle for the
common good against incompetency
or graft and grafters in the city administration.
Protect the property and rights of
the city and guard well its franchises,
with equal rights for all and special
privileges toward none.
We are allowing advance styles
in Young Men'a Bhoea for Spring
and Summer wear. Made over the
newest and lutest IastsJn button,
with military heels made of rateut
colt and velour calf. The nobbiest
line of shoes ever shown for young
men's wear eud
Drexel Shoe Co.
1419 Farnam Street.
Send for catalogue.
TWENTIETH CENTURY FARMER
CabUsaes Tiaaely Faras Teste.
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Send for Our
Catalogue of '
Men's & Boy's
Free for the
THE RELIABLE STORE
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Be turt your ticket read over thi$ line. J
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THE RELIABLE FAMILY REMEDY FOR
BILIOUSNESS H HEADACHE
They reach the seat of the trouble and assist nature to remove the cause
and resume natuial functions. Purely Vegetable. Contain no injurious
ingredients, ilighly recommended and endorsed. A trial will convince
you ot their merit ,
THH ncKNIQrITRAP8ER REflEDY CO., Colorado Springs, Colo.
AW. I. V. UW am- r Bk .
By having your cleaning and dyeing
done Dy us.
We will save you money by making
your clothes last longer and look bel
We save you time and trouble in de
livering the work when promised.
Out-of-town business receives spe
cial attention. Write for price list
407 S. 15th St Tel. Douglas 9C3.
In addition to our very large line of Med
icines of the Allopathic school, ws sell all
kinds of Homeopathic medicines and suo
Howeopathl Mother Tiactarca.
Homeotathle Hooka, Corks, Vials,
Powder, Paper, a stae Homoo
pathlats. W ar In position to supply th profes
sion, th retail snd wholesale trade, and
the laity. Writ or call on
SHERMAN & U'CCNXELL DRUG CO.
Cor. 161 h and Dodg. .... Otuana, Nsb.
if You Want the
Best la Suit,
Top Coat or
Garments that look right, fit right,
are made right nnd will wear right is
what" you will find here. The price
also Is right.
Isrt us show yon our complete Hue
of Hart, Schaffner & Marx hand-tall-orMl
clothing We know they will plenso
Suits, $12.50, $15, $16.50, $18
and up to $30.
Top Coats, $10, $12.50, $15,
Cravenette Coats, $10, $12.50,
$15 and up to $20.
Many other - makes of clothlns;. all
thoroughly reliable and posse"! tiff
special mem. are carried
Iiy us at prices ranging
IF YOU WANT THE BEST,
Children's Knee Pants Suits
An unsurpassed showing of nobbiest fab
rics In Sailor Blouse, Russian Blouse,
single and double breasted Norfolk,
Eton jackets, plain double-breasted
Young Men's Long Pants Suits
The greatest assortment shown In
Early Spring Wear
We have Just received some
new and nobby styles of early
spring footwear for women, and
are ready to show them to our
customers this week.
$3.50 to $5
Are the prices of the best of these
goods, and they represent the
best there Is In women's fashion
able footwear for spring.
We invite an inspection of th
If correct styles in smart shoes for
FRY SHOE CO.
164 ted DouqIms Stt