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EDWARDS SUCCEEDS GIBSON
" Y 8ecreta'rt Elected fot the Pioneer Asw-
nan on inm "j
OLD-TIMERS RLLATE JUICY STORIES
Informal ,Hnlnlraee Take the
rinre nf !' roner and
rrstr of r,rrt Interest
The second regular meeting uf the 11"
nr Association of Douglas county a'
held Thursday afternoon lit the Library
hnlldlng with about forty member present.
Martin Dunham, drat vice president of
the association, , presided fn the absence of
President Judge George B. Lake.
The announcement was made of' the
death of fc.retary J. B. Gibson, and Jona
than. Edwards wan elected permanent sec
retary td fill the vacancy. Mr. Edwards
thereupon 'resigneil as a memler of th
exectitir committee and M. J. Feenan waa
appointed to the. executive committee In
his stead. ''
The Chairman appointed a committee con
sisting1 of ' MJn . ,Bwirt, Kennedy and
llascall to prepare npprfiprint resolutions
upon the death of the -late secretary, J. 3.
ilbaon. , " ' ' '
The report jtf the assistant secretary.
Miss O'Brlen-7'howed eighty-three names
were enrolled a Wrii-'Ders of the associa
tion. ..The. qualifications for membership
are a residence iu Uie territory of Nebraska-prior
ttTiw:. when the territory
became": rtaV'Jt 'was dee'ded that the
nest, meeting should be held the first
Thursday In Mny. '-"-
Haacall maris Mory' Telling.
The question vf additional entertainment
during1 th meetings In the form of paper
(iVculy pioneer experiences was discussed
but; the .Krnoral trend of opinion was that
a part of the meetlpgs.be set aside for
erbnt frnitnlsceiTceH Instead of undertaK
Ing the feitlnus. ' preparation of special
pipers. In conformity with this sugges
tion . volunteer .remarks were called for,
Judge Hasca.ll was .the first called upon
aud ho. t61d ' this one:
'A little -piece of side history came under
my observation sncLJias never got Into the
books .and T do riot think It has ever been
told before. ' It relatvs to Henry M. Stanley,
then a.' rorrespotiaent for Dr. Miller'
Herald,, who went down to Lincoln to re
port the first session of the legislature held
. at the Jiew state capital. I happened to be
of h same party,, which Included besides
Stanley and myself E. B. Taylor and Mr.
Krost, state senator from this section, and
John TI. Baylor.' It was In 1S9. We went
from Ornaha by 'train to Gllmore. There
1 we mvnl by sleigh to riattsmouth and
stayed "over , night and the next morning
put out fot Lincoln In the sleigh. When we
eached the big -hollow east oX TJncoln the
slIgh tipped "over ' and we had U sorts
of. trouble, before we finally got Into Lin
coln. rvWe 'tried to put up at the Atwood
house, but there wasn't room there. o we
went tolhe- Farmer hotel and found quar
ters. At the hotel at the time was a repre
sentative from. .Cedar county. I think It
was. named Kvans. lie wasn't much used
i to hotrt fare, 'even though the bill waan't
much varied?" They gave us hash for sup
per. hash In which the bones were also
chopped -up. Evans being hungry, at con
siderable of the hush and a bone got atallcd
In hi throat and he came near dying. The
doctor didn't know whet to do. and it looked
like a funeral for Kvans. Finally Stanley
suggested a. plan to relieve him. ' Evan
waa laid out on. the floor and Stanley, told
me to hofd Evan up by the feet.-valill" ho
thumped htm on the back and breast
did so. and .Stanley gave him a good pound
ing. ' ahd sure enough out came the bone
and Evan was' saved. '-Evans was awful
thankful to u for It."
... rat' McArdle Spine One.
Pat MoArdle.was called for nd all lis
cared. t tell about wa the first elect!i
ever held In Douglas county or at least In
"The election was held In August, 1867,"
be ald. "One of the Judge of the election
was sent down to Omnha to qualify, and
when lie came back ne swore In the rest
o the election board. The ballot box was
'nade.Xrom a t,isar box, and I think about
a.doien. voted, altogether. I placed In
charge of tiie polls and put In the lonely
day' all by myself. Finally, when we closed
the polls and counted the ballots we found
twenty-eight yotes had been east. I know
It: wri an honnst election, but we never
questioned Just how It happened that so
many vote got Into the box. Mr. Fryor
waa.. elected .surveyor and my brother,
James H., was elected county commis
"I. think! It wa at' that election we voted
for MO.OuO-bonds to help build the Blair
road, or. part of, the northwestern, which
waa' never built. Rut we are- paying for
the bond yet. T hav always thought
those bend's were' Illegal, front the fact they
were signed by tbe commissioner In New
York and 'not In' Dovurlas couuty." -'
Stayed -far the Finish.
There wa on -good thing- about Com
missioner McArdle," said Judge Hascnll,
-.'and ..that was he would not surrender
those bond from, his possession until hv
aw 'the whole, proceedings' regarding their
dellyery and credit had been compiled with
la New York. II went to New York with
0 Kountle- and, saw that they were prop
erly 'delivered." .,
"There was no poHUos In that election."
contjnhed Mr. McArdle. "Everybody out
here, was of' the- democratic faith, because
the administration wa democratic. There
wrw a few Whir, and the republican party
wits. so young Vhtm, only a year old, that It
hadn't begun to cut any figure."
Soldier Laid to Rest.
' Funeral services for J. M. Richards, 'who
died Mqnday niht. were held Thursday
aflernpou at the (umlly home, 1115 Sou to
Tl.irty-seonnd street. Rev. Lucius O.
lUnd of St. Mary s Avenue Congregational
church conducted rhe services at the home,
while members of 1Y 8. Urant post No. 120,
Urand Army of the Republic, performed
the rites at the grave in Forest Unit
cemetery. Th pall bearer were "W. E.
Hlchc.t'k R. W. Mretkenrtdge. p. R.
Welpton, H. N. Wood and W. C. Lyle.
Mr. Mabelle Crawferd-Weipton sang dur
ing th 'services..
iY GOVERNMENT NOTICES
PROPOSALS FOR INDIAN SrpPLIpJ.
Department of the interior. Office of In
dian AflsJr. Washington, D. C, March
St. IS". rtealed proposal, plainly marked
un the outside of the envelope: "Propos.il
for rubber goods, boots and shoes," etc..
as tti case may be, and addressed to the
"Commlu("nr of InJIan Affairs, Washing
ton. D. C ," will be received at th Indian
off! until 1 o'clock p. in. of Thursday,
Apill 24, l-1, and then opened,-for fur-nislilng-
the Indian service with rubber
goods, boots and shoes, hardware and med
ical supplies. Sealed proposal. plainly
marked ua the outstd of th envelow:
"I rupoMl foi crockery, furniture." etc., a
Ihe .' may. he, and addrvsaed to the
"Co'mmissiour Indian Affair, Washing
ton, D. C," will be received at the lmltn
office .until o'clock, p. ra. of Tu.Uy. May
1, ItMt, and then opened, for furnishing the
Indian service with -crockery, agricultural
tmpltiiMtiita, paint, oils, - glass, tinware,
wagon, harness, leather, shoe findings,
oaddlery, etc school aupplie and a long
list of raiwellapeou articles, bids must
ii ' made out on: government - blanks.
BYhettul'-s gly '.eg all necessary information
fen- bidders -wilt he furnished en applica
tion to the Indian office,-Washington. D.
' ; the L. 8 liwllan Warehouses at Kew
York City: Chloagu. III.; 81. Ijouts. Mo..
and Omalia. Pen. 1 ne oepartment
Ato: ' " Cutooii'jn-.
MUSIC MO MUSICIANS
Mr. and Mrs. Thoma J. Kelly gave their
annual recital laet night at the t. Mary's
Avenue Congregational church. Tbe house
Has full and the appreciation vociferous
and genuine. These popple are (ast mnk
Ing a reputation for finished and artistic
singing. Their programs are looked for
ward to with much Interest.' This season
they were assisted by the church chV-
making the concert seml-rellglous and
fitting to the Lenten season. The chorus
did splendid work. Most of the members
re pupils of Mr. Kelly and show the re
sults of his conscientious and careful train
ing. The unorcomrnled work deserves
particular commendation, though the num
bers with the organ were most effective,
"Bow Down Thine Ear," by Attwood, scor
ing a tremendous effect, also the dramatic
anthem by Blr John Stalner. "And All the
I'eople Saw the Thundering and Light
nings." To Mr. Kelly fell the first group of songs.
"ancient and modern." There Is a finished
temperamental charm about his singing
which carries far. He Is an earnest stu
dent and his Interpretations are full of in
terest and some times open to discussion,
jh. "King. Duncan's Daughters," Ilia In
telligence is of the order, 'however, which
makes hlni dare to differ with convention.
H generally carries his- point. In lie
Cansonetta," an old Italian song, 'his art
showed to the greatest advantage. Mr,
Kelly's voice Is not great, but his use of It
commands deltpchted attention. The old
songs require, a dainty, . delicate touch.
which Is certainly bis. Tne most effective
number which he had waa "The Sword of
Ferrara," a dramatlee ballad with tre
mendous possibilities, which he brought out
In a thoroughly vivid manner.
Airs. Kelly did most excellent work;, she
is one of trie people who keep Improving.
It Is Interesting to watch her growth from
year to year. Last night she accomplished
anme effects that many better known so
pranos might envy. Her most successful
songs were "Caro Mlo Ben," "Shepherd,
Thy Demeanor Vary," "An Open Secret"
and "Her Birthday." Before all these songs
comes her rendition of Mr. Kelly's "Vnder
the Greenwood Tree," which she gave with
enthusiasm and loving recognition as an
encore. Mr. Kelly playing the accompani
ment. The audience would have liked to
have had the song repeated.
Tart thlr(L-of the program opened with
an organ number by" Mr. Kelly, "Proces
sion of the Knight of the Grail,", given
with jrreat beauty and temperament.
"Ring Out, Wild Bells," by Gounod,
arranged for the choir by Mr. Kelly, closed
an evening ofthorough enjoyment. It Is
much to be hoped that Mr. and Mrs. Kelly
will continue to devote one recital a year
to their home town.
Miss Hancock played the accompaniments
in an artistic and sympathetic manner.
EQUAL RIGHTS LEAGUE STAYS
Prealdent Lewi Expresses Himself on
v the Ontrome of the
John Lewis announces that the Kauai
Rights club Is not.quelched. but. Is In the
game to. remain. In response to many In-,
qulries as- to how the Equal Rights or
ganization feels after the primaries Presi
dent Lewis haa this to 'say:
"We are not down and out. Why' should
we bn? W consider we won a good vic
tory. While we did not nominate any of
our men except Mr. Johnson, we showed
to -The so-cslied machine republicans, even
with the Moores portion of It going to
Mr. Broatch, and 'the l,8oJ democrat reg
istered as republicans, going to Mr. Ben
son, that we showed up second, and you
add to all our .candidate for council the
scattering votes gotten by the anxious
office seekers, who thought their personal
acquaintance would, carry them through
nnd who are all machine men, and w
would have from 1,000 to I.soo majority for
our council candidates. And that Is what
we have been trying to teach them alll
the time, that If the republicans expected
to elect their men as against the Fonts-
nelles they must not have so many candi
dates. You will notice they do not have
but one and they jo together.
"No, sir. I have no kick against any of
the ward managers or their worker. They
all stood pat, were true and worked Ilk
Trojans until the last, and the result
shows it. We are In It to iu The boy
are more encouraged than ever and w
ahall retain our machine and do Increased
business at the old stand.
"We started for victory In the winter,
and we will reach it. Of course, soma if
the officers who through our efforts, are
now holding office and some who should
have been in our ranks were either indif
ferent or outspoken against us, but we
have nothing to say now, but will walt
and talk to them when ihe time comes.
"We are all proud of our work; we ran a
perfectly clean campaign. Our recwrd ts
clear and clean, while neither of the other
can say the same, for th defaming and
libelous circulars they scattered to the
public none of which were they men
enough to own by signing. We are proud
of our work and will be found just as
busy as ever ss we have associated with ua
the cleanest and best workers In th
ROUSE FEELS ENCOURAGED
speaker of House Thinks His Chances
for ointnatioa for Gov
ernor Are Good, .
"I see uo reason for nut feeling en
couragod," was th reply of Speaker House
when asked about hi candidacy for th
nomination of governor on the republican
ticket. Mr.. Rouse cam In from his horn
at Grand Island Thuraduy . morning to
spend the day in Omaha In the Interest
of his candidacy before going to Lincoln
Thursday night to attend the meeting ot
the stat committee. "I have not been
over a great portion of th slate' In th
Interest of my candidacy," continued the
speaker, "but I have letters from a large
number of th party leaders and their
letters are belter to me than personal In-
terviews. Often' a man I too inclined to be
careless with hi promise In a mere pass
ing remsrk when in personal conversation,
but It is not so when It comes to putting
down his promise In writing. He usually
takes time to consider and means what
he says then. , - '
"Indeed. I think chances for republican
success In Nebraska are good and I can
not see any ground for complaint on my
CHICAGO BIDS AND OFFERS
Privileges In Which Omaha Firms
Will Deal Since Shot Oat
. , of Mllwankee.
Since the Chicago Board tf Trade ha
denied its 'members the. privilege, of trad
ing in puts and calls en th Milwaukee
market on grain for Chicago delivery," It
is predicted ,U Ihe Omha. grain . ftrni
which are members of the Chicago board
will return to trading ia Chicago bids snd
offers. W. C. Sunderland began dealing In
Chicago privilege . Thursday and . ia the
third firm now w engaged.- The system is
i r..Jir.hic.. hderd. but ,o I
liutul measures have-bwUka I i.r
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Dgylicht Burelan Paj a Visit to the Resi
dence of 0. W. Martin.
HYDOCK CASE IS SET FOR SATURDAY I
Acensed ef lerr In tnnnertlna
silk the Swearing In of ote an
Flerllnn Iar 1w Fire Hnaae
. Really for Ocen nancy.
C. W. Martin. Thirty-third and Hanison
streets, reported io the police that burglar
broke Into bis house yesterday forenoon
and took a purse containing about 14. a
10 gold coin and the rest In silver. With
the money they secured an Iver Johnson
revolver and a number of small articles.
They gained admission by breaking In the
door. There was no trace of the men which
developed Into anything like clue yester
day. The case of Tony Hydock was set for
Saturday. April T, at 10 'a. ni. He will be
tried for perjury In connection with the
city election. It Is charged that he alleged
tinder oath that he wa a freeholder and
as such vouched tor unregistered voter
at the primary election. He Is wanted for
a similar offense at the general spring elec
tion. Barney Cogun, who was arrested last
Sunday for a breach of the Slocumb law
relating to Sunday cloving of the saloons,
was, brought Into court yesterday to
answer for the same. He whs arraigned
on complaint filed by the police depart
ment. The case was continued nd he will
have his hearing later.
Sn Fire House Read),
All of the voting machines were brought
Jn from the polling places yesterday and
stored In the new fire hall, where they will
be better protected. The hall Is now prac
tically complete. A new flog pole and the
old alarm bell from the former fire hall
were placed In iosition yesterday. The
building Is now ready for the approval of
the city council. This will likely be part
of the business of next Monday evening,
to which time the council ha adjourned.
It Is the Intention of the fire and police
commissioners to open the new hall with
appropriate ceremonies a soon a it Is
accepted by the city. These function will
be under the auHplces of the Order of
King' Daughter. The date la necessarily
The board contemplates additions to the
police department which will be a great
benefit. .One of the first Innovations will
be the addition of an emergency officer.
This may not come until after the purchase
and the Installation of the new patrol
wagon. Great need Is felt for this kind of
t'aneelllna Machines at Pnatafflee.
. The Exchange postofllce received Its new
cancelling machine yesterday. It came
direct from the American Postal Machine
company of Boston and their traveling
.representative. Mr. Stewart, cafne along
ana set it up in the Exchange office yestcr-
day. It 1 a hand operated machine and
capable fot, cancelling 3nfl to the minute.
This will be- a saving of several hours
dally to the' branch office. The postmaster
mnde the assertion yesterday, that with
the Increased facility his office could easily
accommodate a great Increase of business.
He said there was opportunity to secure
the increase almost at once. The addition
of the machine will not make any change
In the force employed In the office.
Paving Walts on Inspectors.
Public improvements In the city are be
ing delayed just at present Uy the fact
that .the paving Inspectors will not "be ap
pointed until, the inew mayor takes his
office, which is to be next Monday night.
Parks, Johnson A Parks are ready to begin
work on Twenty-fourth street as soon as
It can be J done legally. ,Th paving of
Missouri avenue will also be undertaken
In the near future.
Condition of Wreck Victims.
After a lapse of over three weeks- the
most encouraging reports come from the
hospital regarding the recovery of all the
victims of the street car wreck, with tl)e
exception oi i. t,. reterson. His conui
tlon is not improved and In the mean time
he grows weaker every day. The hospital
force Is of the opinion that he will not
survive much longer. William Rlcht Is
able to alt up most of the time and Is
doing well. Leo McGulre and Richard
Wendlund are able to walk about the
wards of the hospital. In a few days they
will be able to return to their homes., Miss
Katte Toller Is able to be up a part of
the time and the condition of Jacob Paul
son mends slowly. y
Magie City Goaaln.
The funeral of Edward Baker's baby
too piece yesterday st l:jn.
M. Mlchaelsen. 34.U V street. Is to build
improvements on his property soon
The mock Initiation of the Order of Re-
Deaans win take place tonight at Odd Fel
low s nail.
C. A. Randall and family of Ne
Orove are the guests of E. C. Can
ouring tne balance of the week.
William Campbell and Barney Loy were
each subjected to small sentences before
tne police court yesterday morning,
Harold Baker of Fremont la visions-
friends In this city Just prior to his leaving
ine state, ne goes to iiunalo, wyo.
A number of South Omaha teachers arc
leaving the city today to aUend the sesMon
of tli Teachers' association In Fremont.
Otto Wurmbach left for Ottumwa. Ia.,
jeBierusy anernoon, enroute ror l mcago.
He waa accompanied by hie daughter,
The Epworth League of the Methodist
church will entertain member and friends
at the church Friday evening, April 8. A
musical and literary program has been
The chief business of the city clerk
yesterday was the Issuing of warrants for
the general mils for the month of March.
There were aver a hundred items for which
warrants were drawn
A , pleasant ' surprise party was given
Mr. snd Mis. J. L. Ottoman last night at
the home of J. B. Orange. Mr. and Mrs
Otterman leave for California today. They
win live mere permanently.
Mrs. C. G. Hall, dauahter of R. D. Rub-
fhson, who hsean vlHltlng here for aom
tuns, left yesterday ror Wenatchee, Wash
A day or two ago she attended the celebiu
lion of her father sixty-sixth birthday
Four births it ere .reported yesterday.
Elmer i essell, rwenty-nrat and H. stree.
a irl: Richard Riven, 17'.' North Twenty
sixth street, a boy; Lee Dugan, tit North
Twenty-entn street, a noy ana Frank
Lucke, Bouih '1 wenty-tourth street,
Mm. Frances Carter, in recitation and
dramatic ImDersonatlon. will render
program in the high school auditorium
next Tuesday evening. 1 his is a rare
chance to hear one who Is a gifted artist,
She has the commendation of filths us
high s those who control Harper s publi
cations. "She fills an especially warm place
in the affections of tne pleasure loving
nubile, is the way they characterise her
Tne entertainment is given for the beneftt
of the Athenian Debuting society of th
school and for this reason an admission of
;i cents will be charged.
Hasaaaa aad Wlf Insane. "SifORGER
CLINTON. Ia., April .-(peelal )-Mad
insane by being struck by lightning five
years ago, Mrs. nunuel Btresalin, living
near Lost Nation, and th mother of seven
children, became violent Tuesday aud at'
tempted to kill her four youngest children,
on only months old, and herself. Rela
tives Intervened and she wa taken before
the . Insanity commissioners. While her
hearing waa In progress a telephone mea
sage brought word that her husband had
suffered a recurrent- of hi insanity, from
which be was believed to have recovered,
as a result of his wife' insanity, lit was
brought to this city and given a Iteariag.
Both were aent to th state asylum at
AT TEE rUYHOUUS
TeV ken Ike Warld 1ee. at tbe Krai.
A four-act melodrama. In h!ch some of
the conventions of the order have beVn
modified. Was offered at the Krug last
night to a top-heavy house. It contain
much tht I really of Interest, In the way
of complications and devices for extricat
ing the victim of circumstance and crime,
and affords a number of very satisfactory
thrills. The company Is quite capable of
getting out of the situations all they con
tain and is equipped with a lol of special
scenery and lighting effects. The piece
will be at the Krug for the rest of the
week, with a matinee Saturday afternoon.
WOMAN GOESJJACK FOR TRIAL
Henrietta Sellet of ("Menard Arrested
Here and Taken Bark on
Henrietta Sellet, arrested by leteilives
Ferris and Dunn at H3 Dodge street Mon
day morning, waa Uken back to Chicago
Thursday by Officer Keogh. who came with
requisition paper.. The woman ha been
charged In the Cook county court with
grand larceny by Gean Hacquary, from
whom Mrs. Sellet rented and bought mer-
ffhandiee while conducting a dressmaking
establishment t 111 Michigan avenue, Chi
cago. With the Sellet woman at the time
of her arrest here "wa Leon JSaraa, who
wa arrested as a suspicious character, but
afterward released by the police. '
The detectives took, three trunks from th
room of the Sellet woman at 1628 Dodg
street. It was stated the articles alleged
o have been stolen were In the trunks.
Incidental to the arrest of the Sellet
woman Gean Hacquary has started,
through Crane & Boucher of this city, an
attachment suit In Justice Foster' court
for the settlement of a bill of $e0 held by
Mr. Hacquary. Constable Simpson served
attachment papers on Captain Mostyn t
the city Jail so a to hold the goods until
th hearing shall haw been held Saturday
morning In the Foster' court.
Loul J. Ptattl, who represnted Mrs. Sel
let and Zaras here, said the rret of the
Sellet woman was unwarranted. In that eh
merely owed the Hacquary woman a bal
ance on a bill of goods and had no felonious
Intentions In coming to Omaha.
GRAND JURYJHE FIRST DAY
Body Will Be Called In Coanty with
the Opening of May Term
The county grand Jury will be called to
meet on the first day of the May term of
district court, which begins May 7, In ac
cordance with the original action of the
district Judges. It has been decided after
some discussion not to delay the calling of
The question arose whether or not the
fact the grand Jury met would make It
necessary to submit to It all of the cases
In which information have been filed and
in which trial has not been had. i In the
event Indictments are necessary In these
cases, there would be an unusual amount
of work for the Jury inasmuch as several
lmportsnt murder case Are pending. It
wa Informally decided these cases would
not have to be brought before the Jury and
no action postponing the meeting of the
grand Jury will be taken. '
The February term of court will clone
about April 3 and aa-the May term will
begin May T, only one -week of vacation will
ELBOURN FULLY SATISFIED
Has !o Doabt of Greenleaf's Plarallty
Will Eater Insairaace and
W. H. Klbourn, who has heen city clerk
six years, says he will enter the Insurance
and bond business In' earnest when hi
present term expires. He has had a partner
ship in this line with his brother-in-law,
A. T. Gibson, for some time and a con
siderable business has been built up.
"I am satisfied to quit the office," said
Elbourn. "I feel that I am leaving with a
clean record and all the honor there Is In
the Job. I hav no regrets or recrimina
tion. I ahall do all that X can to assist
Mr. Greenleaf so he will be fully prepared
to handle th office after he Is elected In
May. His plurality over my figures Is
close, but there will be no contest. If the
canvass showed him one ballot to the good
I believe I would try to dodge that one
and let him hav th place, t don't believe
in contests and I am net going to start
one." . ,A '
"JIM" BEVERLY FOR THE TICKET
Will Work for All the Rennbllean
Candidates Chosen at Pri
James A. Beverly, one of the couucll
matilo candidates lost In the avalanche of
votes Tuesday, has taken1 exceptions to
the statement emanating from soma unau
thorised source that he will , not support
"I am a republican." says Mr. Beverly,
"and I will work for th republicau ticket
from Mr. Benson down to the last man on
it.. I never said or Intimated that I would
knock Mr. Benson or any other man on
the ticket. I am ready to do any service
I can In the campaign. If Mr. Benson or
any of his campaign managers wants to
call en ine for private or public sen-ice I
am her to respond to the call. I hav
been In politics too long to- get sore over
defeat. I have absolutely no sore spots on
me and never would have thought of such
a thing had not som one started the re
port thut I was out knocking the ticket."
PERKINS D crMMISfi DEBATE
Two Gahernatortal Candidates Meet
at Spirit Lake.
8IOTX CITY. Ia.. April 5.-tSiecla! Tele
gram.) Governor Cummins and George D.
Perkins will engage Ina Joint debate in
the cpera house at Spirit Lake on the after
noon of April 14. Friends of both candi
dates had arranged meetings for the same
day at Spirit Lake. Prominent republican
of both factions favored a Joint debate.
Mr. Perkins agreed readily. Governor Cum
mins succumbed to the- pressure of hH
Dickinson county friends and decided to
go on the platform with Mr. Perkins In
spite of his previously announced determin
ation not to engage In Joint debates.
This Is expected to be one uf the most
spectacular meetings of the gubernatorial
campaign, which is waxing warm. '
AX ALLKUEO BIUAMIST
Maa la loma Prlsoa May, Hav Left
Wife aad Family in Indlaaa.
MARbHALI.TOWN. Ia., April 5.-V. O.
Orey, recently sentenced to two years' im
prisonment for forgery, i now said to
have committed bigamy som months a go
when he married Miss Trtxl ghapcotl of
this city. It 1 said that hi nam 1 Booth
and that l.e has a wife in Indianapolis,
where he ran a magasln.
INDIANAPOLIS. April . r r4 Booth
came her three years ago and after work
ing on a local newspaper for a time ran
a magaslue called th "Orefter." H left
several month ago. Hi wife and three
children are atlll her in destitute ciieura-xlanctf
CHANGES FOR PRIMARY LAW
niinc Fee, Eolation of Uames, Different
Eedstration Clam A dr or ted by Dodr.
WILL ASK NEXT LEGISLATURE FOR THEM
Thinks Law la (ieneral I Uood and
' Han Com to "toy, Thongh Area's
Seme Alteration la
"Now that w have tried the direct pri
mary at both vmnty nd city election. I
think we can clearly draw some conclu
sion ss to bo'th the advantages and faults
of the present law," said Representative
N. P. Dodge, Jr., father of Nebraska's
direct primary law. "Of course we must
remember that the so-called "Dodge law"
is by no means novel, even In Douglas
con1y, for we have had substantially the
same method of nominations In the repub
lican party before the present law was
passed. The present law simply places
upon the statute book the direct primary
and makea It applicable to all parties. It
has been fully demonstrated to every fair
minded man that the direct primary Is
the only right and proper way to nom
inate candidates for office. It carries out
the first principles of democracy and In
place of convention nominations dictated
by special Interests or franchise corpora
tions, we have nominations made by th
direct vote of every qualified voter. .
"There can be no bosslsni or dictation
under this method, and even the most
powerful machine cannot nominate a man
against the will of the people, providing
th people see fit to choose another man
for the place. This was clesrly demon
strated by the Inability of the Fnntanel'.e
club, with Its well organised machine, to
elect Mr. Plumb in the Third ward and
Mr. Westberg for comptroller. No matter
how qualified these men mny have been
for the place, the people chose otherwise..
"The defects In the present law are due
to technical errors In drafting the primary
bill and o the failure of a companion bill
to get through the senate.' This companion
bill changed the registration days of
state law, so that we could have Ihe first
day of registration on primary day. We
can get this changed at the next session
of the legislature and wc will have one of
the chief features of this law Invoked,
that is, the registration ot the voter at the
time of the primary.
Rotating of Xnmes on Ballets.
"Another feature that was knocked out
by the supreme court, but can be amended,
is the rotating of names on th ballot.
There Is no question! but,' ihe candidates
at the top of the alphabet have an unfair
advantage over the man whose name be
gins with a letter In the lower half ni
the alphabet. Intended -to remove thin
by rotating the namrs, but when I cut
the bill down to fit Douglas county, I left
in a sample ballot that knocked out this
part of the law.
"Another thing, the officers of election
should be paid more for their services. It
Is not fair to ssk a- man to work from h
o'clock In the morning until 11 o'clock at
night, acting as registrar and Judge of elec
tion for 13, where he acts in the dual ca
pacity, aa he will when we get the regis
tration feature restored to the law. Ho
ought to receive $ for his services.
"I think there is one further feature
of the new direct primary law that every
active worker will notice, and that Is the
comparative quiet, orderly atmosphere
around th voting places and tbe complete
eradication ot dishonest counting of thaJ
ballots. compared with the old - method
Even should there be a tendency among
the officials of one party to. take advan
tage In favor of one faction of one party
aa against th other, we have overcome
th liability of dishonest count by tbe fact
there are democratlo officials present who
have an unprejudiced spirit In counting
th ballot and I think we have seen the
last of the disorderly and disgraceful scenes
that formerly occurred In the Third ward.
when negroes, politicians, repeaters, graft
ers and party leaders mould be seen 1st
at night, standing over a pile of ballots
shaking their fists In each others faces
snd each trying to prevent the other from
gaining control ot the count. There may
be some minor features of th law that
should be Improved, but generally speak
ing, I thlnk-we will all agree th primary
law has come to stay, and It has no ene
mies among the people who desire a fair,
honest election and among th candidate
who wish to be Indebted to the peopl
alonetand not to a special Interest for their
Popalar With the People.
"W found, at the election Tuesday the
direct primary wa popular with the peo
pie' and brought out the heaviest primary
vot we have ever known in Omaha. Now
when we add the registration feature in
the county elections, we will still Increase
Its popularity and there will be an added
Inducement for - the voter to attend the
'The next fault of the present law was
knocked out ot the clause, providing for
filing fee. Th supreme court held this
clause Invalid, as 1 understand It. because
there wss a sliding scale of fee based upon
the compensation of the office for which
the candidate aspired. I had tried to lm
prove on the Minnesota law that provided
for a tie fee, as I could foresee the evil of
loo many candidatsvrunnlng for an office,
and I thought the matter of a fee varying
in slse from $10 to tlou would not deter 'any
candidate whq could consclentlouMly place
hi name befor the people for nomination,
with reasonable expectation of being nom
inated, and that such a fee would bar
from the contest mere trifleis, advertisers
and grafters. We will try, at the next
session of the legislature to make good
this clause by fixing a fee for all offices,
Instead of a percentage fee as I had It.
The Minnesota law provides for a fee of $10
or thereabouts, I still feel the law a
passed was the best, but tho oourt has held
it wss unconstitutional to charge a candi
date for sheriff a larger fee than a candi
date fcr county clerk, for Inatunce. This
matter can be easily remedied."
SITE MATTER IN LITIGATION
Month Omaha t Ity Hall Deal Takes
Into t'onrt oa lnjn ac
The. South Omaha city hall site will be
aired In district court In spite of the fact
th deal already has been closed for the
purchase of th property. David Anderson
yesterday afternoon filed a supplemental
petition in his original Injunction suit filed
Just sfter the former action1 of the council
was taken. He asks that an injunction
Issue restraining the city clerk from sign
ing the warrant for th property and
Tresurer Howe be restrained from paying
It. A temporary restraining order a is
sued yesterday by Judge Troup.
.Early Thursday morning th deed con
veying the site for th city hall from
Thoma J. O'Nell and wif to th city of
BoutU Omaha was filed With th register of
deeds. It Is understood the unusual hasta
waa due to a deelr to head off a poaslble
Th proposition to accept Mr. O'Nsil's
bid for the sit was psed by th council,
Wednesday night, and the deed waa th
first document fll-d at th register's office
Thursday mornlrg. The consideration Is
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llJ.i.iS. A restraining order was Issued by
Judge Troup February -1, on application
of David Anderson, to prevent the council
and mayor from buying the O'Nell site on
th grounds he was a city official and In
eligible to make a contract with the city.
Mayor Koutsky vetoed the resolution of the
council and the restraining order was dis
solved though , the petition Is still on the
docket. Sine then Mr. O'Nell has resigned
as tax commissioner.
MIRSIOXAItT MEKTIXU IS F.MJfclJ
Oncers FJerted aad Addresses Wind
IF the Sessions.
TECrMSEH. Neb., April 5.-i8peclal.)-Th
third and last day of the missionary
convention for the first district of the
Christian church was the most interesting
In some respects. Th business session
waa spirited and after a contest between
Humboldt and Verdon It was decided to
hold the next meeting at the last named
Officers were elected for the coming year
as follows: President. J. W. 8a pp. Brown
vlllo; vie president, A. U Zlnk. Tecumseh;
corresponding secretary and treasurer,
Bert Wilson, Humboldt; Christian En
deavor superintendents J. D. ysythc,
Peru: Sundsy school superintendent, Tj. J.
Coryell. Auburn; C. W, B. M. seciv. ary,
Mrs, Irving Brock.
Resolutions wer adopted thuaklu the
Tecumaetr church and cltUens for the
Addresses today by W. A. Baldwin of
Bethany. Mr. C. S. Wlljard of Bethany,
Mrs. Williams of Lincoln and othei-s..were
Interesting and tonight a sterenptlcon lec
ture on Porto Rico by ii. CI. -Vllklnson of
Bethany, who is a returned missionary,
closed the session.
Hnle License Vote a Tie. ,-
BLAIR. Neb.. April 5. 8peclal.)-An
olflcial estiva of th ballots of Thursday's
city election by the mayor and city coun
cil this afternoon haa produced results
that hav astonished the anti-license peo
ple. The count by the election boards on
election night was given by the numbe.r of
"ye" and "no" vote on tho proposition
of granting license tor the coining year,
when the no-licensc vote was fx and the
vole in favor of lie use was 249, which the
temperance people took for a good achieve
ment, a such a. vot was unlocked for
by either party. The council and city
attorney today decided that th majority
of the entire number of ballots cast was
th winning .vote, which was 612, and the
no-llconse vote of 3U6 makes an even .break.
Some of the city officers-elect have commit
ted themselves so far tnat they would vote
wet pr dry as thv popular vote would In
dicate. Hott) factions are marshalling their
forces tor a bitter fight for the mastership
of the city council-elect before their first
meeting, and excitement is now running
higher than on or before election duy.
Looking In Fremont Heeoeds.
FREMONT. Neb., April 5. (Special.) A
Chicago attorney was In the city yesterday
looking up the record of W. II. Atwood, a
former real estate dealer and loan brokur,
who at one time cut a wide swath in Fre
mont financial circles. He Is now sccusej
of bring Implicated In an alleged scheme
to blackmail life Insurance companies by
trumping up bogus claims. He waa mixed
up la a number of rather shady flnanelil
ieals and for a time flew high. He owned
on of th finest residence lots In the city
at the corner of Tenth and Nye avenue
and was preparing, to replace his house
with an elegant modern residence, when his
eastern bsckers (Ult him. Shortly after a
fir occurred at his house, v hich was
heavily insured, under suspicious circum
stances. It waa put out before much dam
age was don and Atwood left for other'
fields. Nothing had been heard of him
her until th arrival of the Chicago law
Coatraet for rm (sort Hons.
MINDEN. Neb., April .-(Speclal.)-Th
county commissioners of Kearney county
at their meeting held her today, opened
th bid for th building ot th new county
court house. There wer several bidders,
but th lowest bidders wer Shall Assen-
stamps tor the book 'In
maker of Seneca', Kan., fof 171,00. Th ett
court house ha been aold and- will be
moved or torn down and th work on th
new building will commence at one.
FIRHT DISTRICT WOJsJEfVS CLtB
Large . and. Interesting . CoavaaHoa
Held at Weening Water.
WEEPING WATER, Neb., April I. ("pe
dal Telegram.) The Federated WomS
Clubs or the Nebraska First congressional
district met in convention In this city yes
terday and today. About fifty-five data
gates were present. Opening at t o'clock.
Mrs. I. N. Woodford of Weeping Water de
livered the address of welcome In a very
able manner, which was warmly respondefl
to by Mra. C. B. Letton of Lincoln.
Th program had to do for th greater
part with the report of -committees. Inter
mixed with musical number, which wer
much enjoyed. Mrs. H. M. Bushnell, stat
president of Lincoln, conducted a round
table, which was Interesting. Frof. Rosa.
Boughton of the State university Was pres
ent and delivered an address on "Domestic
Science," which proved especially Interest
The evening session, presided over by
Mrs. Bushnell. drew a large audience, and
the Congregational church, where th meet
ings were held, was well filled. Th prin
cipal subject wa "Pure Food," nd en
tertaining papera were read by Mr. Cod
dingtnn of Syracuse and Mrs. II. D. Travis
of Plattsmouth. Prof. Rosa Boughton also
gave an Interesting; talk on "Food Adultera
tions," Illustrating her address with prac
tical tests and demonstrations. Prof. Rouse
of Plattsmouth delivered an addraas, using
for hi aubject "Is the Young On 8af?"
A violin solo by Miss Hagenow of Lincoln
was much enjoyed by those present, a also
were vocal solos by Mra. Charles Hoffman
or Falls City and Miss Tyler of Lincoln
and a plarVn solo by Miss Herrlck ot Lin
coln. Thursday morning at t o'clock a reception
was tendered the delegation at. the home of
MrXvI. W. Teegarden. At 10 o'clock th
convention was called tq order and a laoaoa
In parlinientary law occupied th A rat p4 1
ot the session. Miss Marlon Ktngsley of
the Lincoln high school delivered a short
addreus on "Ethical Education," Bh proved
to be on interesting speaker and handled
her subject admirably. Mr. Wilson of Falls
City spoke briefly on. the "District Federa
At 2 o'clock In the afternoon tbe conven
tion assembled for th closing session. The
lirt paper was "Educational Advantage
Quitted From the Cltfb," by Mr.. Wety
Davis of Weeping Water and showed much
of the work and object of th club.
"Country Clubs," by Mr. Wortman Of the
Katrlaud Woman's club, showed how a
prosperous club might be maintained In
the country. A general discussion was had
upon th "Good of th Federation." Vcl
solos were rendered by Mrs. Charles Hoff
man o Fall City.
Taken all in all the convention was oa
of the most interesting and profitable ever
held by the federation. Th delegates all
spoke In term of highest prals ot th
hospitable manner In which they war en
tertained by the' Zitetie and Chrysalis
Meter oa All Light.
ATLANTIC. Ia.. April .-(Bpcll.)-Th
work of Installing electric light meter Jn
the residence portion of this city hag hots
completed and they are now being put ia
th business houses. This I In aecordan
with a recent order of th city council
abolishing all flat rates and compelling
iistomers to take light by meter rneasure
inent. . ,
The regular meeting' of th Wos-isn's
Soc ialist union a. II be held at th hoin Of
Mrs. RuU-nittein. 3)10 I'leic street, this
The Ixtpont Improvement club , will kola
its regular meeting Friday evening j
Twenty-ninth and Casteliar street. An
-H liens living In thai vicinity ha Wta
requested to he present and parti. 1 pats ia
the discussions tending to ' lisp rova, thai
narticular section bf til city.
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