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We have about fifty most beautiful Separate Skirts in Cream and Tan Colored Voiles
and Panamas. Some of them are slightly soiled by handling. Saturday we shall sell them
at the following reduced prices. -
Alt our elegant C0 Cream Voile skirts.
All our 1.5 Crrant snd Tan skirts, Sat
urday 117. to.
All ottr 121.30 Cream and Tan skirts, fiat
All bur IIS froam and Tan skirts, St
.Ml our lj Cream and Tan skirts, l?at
iirday All our tU.'JO Cream and Tan skirts, Sat
urday 17.30. '
Tli ninj.t Iwnutlftil dross silk, tn fart,
tli- smartest Ideas of the season are to be
included In Monday's great clearing rale
of sllka. If you are In need of only material
for a single waist pattern, by all means
come Monday. .Bee silks dlpplqycd In Six
teenth street, window.
Cool Furnishings for Hot
You should Investigate the popular de
partment, a bandy plaeo for men to buy
their fixings, located" on first floor, con
venient from cither entrnure. Try us next
time you need a shirt or tie. We will try
to please you. Kino CHmhrlc night ahlrts,
made Willi low neck, and pretty trimmings
of red or blue build, extra special vulue at
See the New Wash Neckwear
for Men at 25c Each, They
One of the handsomest and most com
plete lines of summer neckwear ever shown
in this city, now displayed at our popular
men's department, dainty novelty colorings,
an wt II as a large range of white In rlaln
and brocaded effecta. Borne stores sell these
popular scarfs at SSc earh.
Our Price 25c Each.
They look Juat aa pretty after laundering;
as when new. Shirts, Underwear, collars
and cuffs, suspenders, pyjamas, either silk
or cotton fancy hose, cuff buttons, scarf
pins and umbrellas,- an endless variety of
fixings to please the men.
Special Sale of Spachtel Scarfs
and Shams in Basement,
All our 50c Spachtel scarfs 25c each.
All our H0c Spachtel shams 26o each.
BI'IOCIAI.. SAMS OP TOWELS.
Alt our 40c fringed towels lc each.
All our 40c It, S. towels lc each.
All our l&c H. 8; towels SVie earh.
MERCERIZED TABLE DAMASK.
All. our COc .mercerised table damask J6c
M. S.'MNBN TABLE CLOTHS.
All our $3.60 II. 8. all linen table cloths
All our $3.73 H.' 8. all linen table cloths
$2.38 each. .
Undermuslins Below Price for
Tou will profit' nicely In laying In your
summer's supply' from the attractive un
Cambrltj Top Skirts, with- tucked lawn
flounoo and embroidery Insertion; regular
price, $1.26: Saturday, 75a each.
I'retty Oowns of cambric, made with
round neck Und short sleeves, with trim
mings of lace and embroidery: regular
price, $1.26; Saturday, 75c each.
Beautiful Gowns of nainsook, made with
round neck and short sleeves, pretty trim
ming of lace; special price for Saturday,
mil tee on agriculture, House of Represen
tatives. Roori Animal Burean Chief.
What at kite w a as the Department of
Agriculture report on packing house con
ditions Was sent by the president to the
A part of this report Is a letter dated
April 5, IIK16. from A. D. Melvlu, chief of
Ut bureau of animal industry, in which he
ays, commenting on the sanitary cou
JHIone: "from personal observation I know that
unitary conditions at abattoirs where this
tiurcuu maintains Inspection, while not al
wajs satisfactory, are much superior to
Ihose at the average establishment wlth
ut such inspections."
Further, he says he knows that many
iUcae1 animals are not ahlpped to mar
ket, centers where Inspection is maintained.
He advises the most rapid extension of th
inspection powllle and says the demand
for Inspection is much greater than can be
"It might be well to state." he says, "that
tit any slaughter house, no .matter how
nanitary the conditions may be there la
nuch that Is revolting to one not accus-
ionied to such sights, apd one who visits
them mu:t expect to "witness scenes of
Pretty Frocks for Children's Day
at the Boys' and Girls'
Sunday it Children's Day, and every mother wishes her child to
be properly attired for the day. We have Just received an elegant as
sortment of. pretty French dresses, Gretchen atyleg and daintily low
neck and short sleeve dresses, In aiies 2 to 6, which we will be glad to
show you whether you wish to purchase or not.
Gretchen styles, with baby waist
of dainty hand embroidery and
fine tucks, sixes 1, 2, 3, fl ClC
at $1.75 and l,JD
Pietty Yoke Dresses, made with
low neck and short sleeves, ex
'qulslte little yokes of line lace
' and band embroidered .trim
ming, either plain tucked skirls
'or 'lace and embroidery trtm-
mod flounces, site 1 to IOC
3. at $t.0. $S.7S and. . . lJJ
And the c-utettt little Shoes. Oxfords and Slippers. In black, tan
WKITK FOR ILIA STRATKD CATALOI OK. -
High Class Voile n.id Panama Skirts, Plain Cream and
Plain Tan Color, on Special Sale Saturday at Reduced Prices
SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIALS
Important Millinery News.
Spoctal BHllnjr or 4.00 and 3.00 Hats Saturday evening at 1.98
each. About 2"0 fine trlmtnpd hats, frrsh stylos, rich to daintiness and
summer charm, that, have accumulated during the buay month of May.
Among them are Mack, white and colored huts: also a few pretty
White Rhlrt Waist Hats and some Children's Hats. The cost of these
hats has not been taken into consideration. Regular prices are $4.00
SPECIAL SALE PP.ICE SATURDAY AKTER 7: no p. M.t $1.98
each. On sale at Main Millinery Department Second Floor.
All the Remnants of Beautiful Cream Wool Dress Goods,
Saturday Evening at Astonishing Reductions.
You will say at once when you see them: "What beautiful
fabrics! And how cheap!" They are various lengths and kinds, left
of this season's prettiest and best selling goods. On sale in Basement
Dress Goods Department Saturday evening at 7:30.
CRRAM CKISPENE PANAMA 4 4-Inch, launders perfectly, i
yards for $1.29.
CREAM STORM SERGE All wool, regular 83c quality, 6 yards
in remnant, for $2.19.
CREAM ALL WOOL ALBATROSS Beautiful fabric, sort and
clinging, 1Vt yards for $1.13.
KING CREAM ALL WOOL BATISTE 43-lnch, regular 85c qual
ity. 6 yards for $2.31.
CREAM SILK FINISHED BR1LLIANTINE Nothing equal to
these goods for shedding the dust, 7 yards In remnant, for $2.57.
CREAM FRENCH VOILE Dress elegance itself, soft and cling
ing, regular $1.25 quality, V4 yards in remnant, for $2.34.
NOTE Fine line to choose from, if you are here when they go on
salo at 7:30 p. m.
Saturday at 7:30 P. M., in Economy Basement Cloak De
partment, White Dress Skirts, Made of Indian
Head, at $1.15 Each, Worth Double.
Choice of all our pretty Lawn Waists at 69c each.
Choice of all our Petticoats, worth up to $1.25, at 59c each.
Bargains in House Wrappers.
Bargains In Coats.
Bargains in all the Shirt Waist Suits.
Be on hand Saturday evening and secure some of these extraor
Special Sale on Fine Wash Goods Saturday Evening.
In our basement Saturday evening after 7:30 p. m. we will sell
40c, 50c, COc Silk Organdies at 19c yard.
Special Sale Remnants of
Saturday will be your opportunity to pur
chase a fine veil at a money saving price.
The month Vf May was a busy one In this
department. As a result there are lota
of odd lengths of choice veiling, mostly
and 1-yard lengths. Saturday we will
place these short lengths on tale at greatly
reduced prices. Be here early Saturday.
News from Art Department.
Tot Saturday we mention stamped pieces;
the prices are Interesting; materials are
fine And suitable for summer wear.
Stamped Patterns for Waists and Apron,
all for the new shadow embroidery; special
values at 50c each. ,
Stamped Patterns for Corset Covers end
Hats .at 26c each.
Free lessons In Art Embroidery every
day from 2 to S p. m., second floor. ' '
Ladies' 25c Gauze Cotton Vests
Saturday 18c, or 3 for 50c.
Saturday will offer an unusual oppor
tunity In our Knit Underwear department.
We will place on sale about 40 dozen Fine
Clause Cotton Richelieu Ribbed Vests, low
neck, no sleeves, plain tape top; the quality
OPEN SATURDAY EVENINGS.
blood and offal and to have his noa'rtls of
fended by disagreeable odors, as "' as to
we tlneiy dressed beef and muUur. and
tempting hams and bacon."
He says the report of the committee of
three officials of the department Is fu'ly
approved by the bureau of animal Industry
and that wherever weakness In the vystem
of Inspection has been Indicated steps will
ut once be taken to remedy the conditions.
He says he shall obey the order of the sec
retary that when proprietors refdse , to
place their premise la a sanitary -xjuditlon
he-will withdraw the Inspection. The re
port of the committee of three dated April
8 and signed by John L. Mohler. chief of.
the pathological dlvbekm; Rice P. Bteddom,
chief of the Inspection division, bureau of
animal Industry, and George P. McCabe,
solicitor of the Department .of Agriculture,
accompanied the report.
The report consists of 143 typewritten
pages. The committer began its work In
Chicago March 12 and continued until
March 22. All abattoirs In Chicago having
government inspection and two others were
Report Deals wltk Eight abjeets.
The report deals with eight subjects:
The ante-mortem meat Inspection service,
Dainty French atylea, low neck ana
short sleeves, sue z to 7 7c
6. at $7.25, 15 and J.t O
We have also a new assortment ot
those pretty boyish d reuses, In
sizes 1 and 2, which are ao much
In demand at present. We have
the atylea In white or 1 C
colore, at $1.66 and
Also same dainty yoke dreeaea. la
dotted lawne with pretty f
lace yokes, at $1.25 and. .
shown In these garments Is equal to a
great many vests that sell at Kc. Wo
have been selling them all season as a
special leader at 25c, all sizes. 6n vale all
day Saturday and night at 18c, or t for 5"c.
Indies' Fine Ribbed Uauze Cotton Union
Suits, low neck, sleeveless, made with tight
knee, sizes 4 to ft, 60c each.
Ladles' Fine Ribbed Clause Cotton Vests,
low neck, sleeveless, plain tape top, extra
large slsessqSc each.
Dainty and Pretty Waists
Special News for Satur
Saturday we shall take about 100 of our
very highest class waists, and shall make
the following remarkable reductions, to re
duce our stock of fine garments: .
All the $22,00 Lovely Waists, Saturday
All the Lovely Waists sold at $18.00, Sat
urday at $18.50.
All the $15.00 Waists, Saturday at $10.00.
All the $10.00 Waist. Saturday at $6.60.
All the Cloth Suits at half price.
All the Silk Suits reduced.
All the Coats reduced.
Dainty Summer Dresses.
Cool and Pretty House Oowns.
Wash Petticoats, $1.00 and W.6U.
the federal post-mortem Inspection, in
cluding microscopic Inspection; the meat
inspection service maintained at Chicago,
the meal inspection service maintained by
the city of Chicago, the government super
vision pf canned products, the sanitary
conditions of each establishment, the legal
phase of the question and the conclusions
and recommendations of the committee
The report begins with the Union Stock
yards at Chicago, containing 5C0 acres, all
but fifty acres of which is paved. "The
drainage Is good." the report says, "and
the pens are kept as clean as the character
of their uae will permit." The ante-mortem
Inspection is described and the statement
made that rejected animals are requiretl
to be removed by their owners from the
pens and are disposed of in accordance
with law; that la, afterward slaughtered
at an official abattoir under the super
vision of federal, state and city officials.
In twenty-two establishments In Chicago
post-mortem lnapection la made and in
these the entire meat product Is Inspected.
Every Room Inspected.
The committee entered every room In the
Institutions visited In making lis Inquiry
regarding sanitation. The report says:
The sanitary conditions in some of the
abattoirs is good, in some it is fair and
The danger of misstating an episode for
a cractlce la illustrated by an Incident
which the committee observed March 'i at j
abattoir No. 1. In the cooler of this plant
two rats were observed consuming inc
meat of a condemned hog carcass, in no
other abattoir were any rata or rat excre
ment Been, although the committee visited
every room and cellar or each abattoir.
In many caaea cats were uiiiuiaium
the abattoirs for the purpose of exter
minating rats and other means of pre
venting the depredations of rals were also
The report states that ti is impoaaioie- m
make a generalisation of sanitary conai
tlons, and continuing the comment on thi.
same abbattolr say:
The walls and woodwork of the killing
room are patnten tin neigni 01 irn iiti uu
presented a clean appearance. Above the
paint the woodwork is whitewashed, but not
recently. The tlnib-rs were wet. probably
the result of the condensation m iem.
There were considerable accumulations of
dirt on overhead rafters and beams. The
windows or this room weie oiny. i
natural light and ventilation were good.
The visit of the committee waa unan
nounced and n was ooaerven ini
tnen were engaged In cleaning the floors,
twin lie and various porliona of the ma
chinery. The odor of chloride of lime waa
At the close of the day s work the killing
door was washed with equal parte of caus
tic soda and pine tar, followed by an ap
plication of "hot steaming water."
Hot water, it stated, was also applied to
the floor of the cutting room.
The order of the superintendent, as re
poiied by one workman, was: "No saving
of aoda; make it clean."
The water closet for the workmen eon
slated of one rail seat closet on each floor,
ene above the oilier, all opening into a
common shaft terminating In a trough,
through which a constant stream of water
ii flowing. A portion of th excrement
and toilet papers la caught on a level wuh
the floors of the upper eloaets. In one of
(he cltets a W of live sixain wa pla
Ug on lit' excrement and the vi-oi waa
italua ud being uiaacutlualed across the
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All the above garments selling In the
most beautifully lighted cloak department
In Omaha. Second floor.
Colored Wash Suitings, Base
These are tub suitings, In the full sense
of the word. Colors are absolutely fast,
will launder beautifully.
Duck suitings. In plain colors and polka
dots, at l."o yard.
Qatstia cloth. In plain colors, polka dots
and strlies. At 15c yard.
Duck suitings, in plain colors and polka
dots, at 15o yard.
Plain mixed linens, SI inches wide, at
Natural all linen, 18c, 20c, 25c, 80c yard.
Solid colored all linens, IT Inches wldo,
Solid colored all linens. 3 Inches wide,
Linen finished suitings. In white or col
ors. M Inches wide, unshrinkable, Inc yd.
Imported French Piques In dark blue
and cadet around, with white figures and
dots, 80c yard.
Women's hosiery. In light, medium or
heavy weights. You will find selecting
here an easy task, for quality and finish
sre of the best.
Women's silk lisle hose, with cotton
soles, verf fine and light weight, made
with high spliced heels and double soles,
S6o. pair, or 8 pair for $1.00.
Women's black gauze lisle hose, garter
top, high spliced heels and double soles,
60o per pair. .
Women's fancy hosiery. In all styles
and qualities, prices, 60c, 85c, $1.25, $1.60
and $2.00 per pair.
New Neckwear for Women.
A number of recently arrived assort
ments that will interest Saturday comers.
The latest chic new Ideas are Included.
Embroidered stocks, a popular summer
style, 25c, 60c, 76c each.
New idaas In embroidery turnover col
lars, 26c and 60c each.
Chemisettes prettily trimmed with lace,
60c and 75c each.
Lace and embroidery bands for collar
snd cuffs, 26c, 35c, 40c and 60c yard.
Mallne ruffs, beautiful effects In white,
black, gray, pink and light blue. Prices
$3.00, $3.78 and $500 each.
Special Sale White Embroi
dered and Tucked Waist
Saturday we will place on special sale
all Of our beautiful white French mull
waist patterns, embroidered and tucked
with lace Insertion, very hsndsome and
pretty, most needed right how. Regular
price of these waist patterns is $2.60, on
sale Saturday aa long as they last at
Men's 25c Balbriggan Under
wear, Saturday, 19c a
Fine quality of combed Egyptian cotton
shirts and drawers, nicely finished through
out, cut good and full, drawers have dou
ble gusset. This would ordinarily be a
good value at 35c a garment, all sizes, on
ale all day Saturday 19c each.
rati on which some carcasses were carried
to the cooler.
The floors In some of the lower rooms
were an Inch deep in brine. Bait pork was
piled on the floor without racks except an
order for the War department, which was
on racks and cleared the floor by six Inches
The beef house was next Insnecled from
a sanitary point. The coolers were In good
condition. The retaining room was almost
filled with meat, part condemned ny rejera
inspectors and the other part oy city in
1 he gut room had good natural light, but
windows were dirty, the rooms had a good
The tripe rooms were in a filthy condl
tion and full of steam.
The fat and bone room has little nntura
light, otherwise, it was in good condition
Water Drips from Cetllags.
The sausage cooling room was noin
mended. In the aweet nlckle cellar wate
was dripping from the ceilings continuously
and m a smnii trimming room adjoining
water wad dripping on tablea where women
were trimming meat.
Un the M,ieep killing floor the general
conditions were good.
The water closet ODened directly from th
killing floor and the partition did not reach
to the celling, una employe was observed
urinating in the gutter of the killing floor,
The smoke room conditions were said to be
very good, also the dressing room of the
beef killing gang. The water closet is lo
cated In a corner of the killing beds.
The sausage packing department and
smoked beef department were condemned
In the main tank room a water closet Is
located which Is apparently not flushed and
was found In sn unsanitary condition.
Another canning room was clean, light
and dry. In the chipped beef department
the floors were old and wooden, but clean,
There was some evidence of whitewash on
the walls and ceilings. The lower wood
work ws painted.
Mr. 1 rnaiparkrr lari Congress Has Km
Right laipert Parkins; Hons,
WASHINGTON, June t.-James B. Rey
noM, the co-author with Mr. Neill ot the
beef report, was questioned todsy by the
house committee on agriculture in continu
ation of its beef Inspection hearing. Chair
man Wadsworth questioned th wltnea
cloaely about witnes' report. - Mr. Wads
worth wanted to see whether Mr. Reynold'
report had been made from personal knowl
edge or on sssumption.
"Thla report," said the chairman, "has
cost the agricultural interests of this coun
try millions and millions of dollars, and
if our foreign demand decreases in the next
two weeks as it lis In the last two week
the value of American live stock will de
crease snywhere from 3(1 to 50 cents a
"But for the publication of this report,"
continued Mr. Wsdsworth. "the foreign de
mand would have gone on aa it had In th
past. There was sheoltitely no complaint."
Representative . Crumpacker of Indiana
dlicuaaed the constitutions! questions In
volved in the bill and asserted that the
Bevrridge measure unquestionably is in
valid and already had been declsred so by
derisions of th courts. He referred to th
rase of the United ".tales against Foyer, tn
hicD th defendant la 13S waa charged
with having tried to brit a federal In
siicvtnr tt Kansas City to pa bad meat.
The decision of Justice Phillips, said Mr. '
Crumparker, was to the effect - that the I
government bad no right to Inspect the 1
packing plants, and that lis province wss j
confined to the Inspection ft meat for In-
terstate business. Continuing, Mr. Crum-
acker said that the Inspection, to be ef
fective, must be put on a legal bals.
Slates must do the Inspecting of meat In
preparation for commerce, he said, for the
ovrrninent can exercie no Jurisdiction
Over the business unless It is for Internals
ommerce. There Is no question, he said.
but that the packer could drive every fed
eral inspector out of their plants If they
If I were given the time I could convince
very member of the committee of this, and
my argument would be based upon court
derisions," said he.
'Take the time," was the reply of sv
eral members of the committee in unison.
To give him a chance to prepare himself
he committee took a rece.
At the afternoon session Representative
'rumparVer of Indiana, over a barricade of
law books, discussed the legal questions
Involved. He said that the question before
congress was whether It had authority to
control a product Intended for Interstate
commerce. He said the Intention of the
packer wss of no consequence, even if he
admitted he was manufacturing for Inter
state commerce. The product cannot be
Interferred with by the federal authorities
until It Is actually offered for Interstate
His deductions are that the federal gov
ernment can have nothing to do with the
manufacture of s commodity, ss "congress
Is limited to commerce snd commerce suc
ceeds manufacture." Until a commodity
enters the channels of coijimerce, he said.
congress csn exercise no supervision what
ever. Several members of the committee
asked why the packers had not objected
to the Inspection In the last fourteen years.
"Hecause," said Mr. Crumpseker, "the
law was made for the packers. They de
sired It, and perhaps the country desired
It. but they could obey such portions at
they wished and Ignore the rest.
When the states have established a
thorough Inspection service of packing
houses and csnnerles within their boun
daries the question will have been solved.
for then tl.e whole people will be pro
tected." Taking up the Beverldge amendment. Mr.
Crumpacker said It would put out of busi
ness all of the butchers of Indiana, Iowa,
Michigan and Wisconsin who sell their
product to commission merchants of Chi
cago. He said this would be true of states
Surrounding any of the great markets of
the country. He said there were about
WO Inspectors In Chicago and that either
the conditions in the packing houses had
been woefully, exaggerated or these men
had been criminally careless In permitting
conditions so horrible to exist without pro
Representative Ellis of Missouri spoke
In the Interest of the packing and rattle
business. He said that government Inspec
tion service was the only kind of service
that would satisfy all parties concerned.
Mr. Bills criticised the Neill-Reynolds re
port In speaking of dead hogs on the plat
form at the stork yards. He said the dead
hogs were not within a quarter of a mile
of the packing house.
The chairman was authorised to tele
graph to Upton Sinclair that the committee
has found It unnecessary to give him a
hearing. The committee also adopted a
resolution not to go to Chicago. The gen
eral sentiment of the members. Is that the
hearings should be closed as soon as some
of the officials of the Department of Agri
culture, Including Dr. Melvln, chief of the
bureau of aVlmal Industry, and Solicitor
McCabe and representalves of the stock
growing Interests had been beard.
YANKEE MB AT IS SOW AN ISSUE
Question Raised by Ctaamplan ( Pro
tection In Brlt-h Parliament.
IONDON, June 1 Sir Howard Vincent,
conservative member of Parliament for
Central Sheffield and one of the most pro
nounced advocates of protection and prefer
ential treatment for colonial products, has
given notice of his Intention to Interpellate
the president of the Board of Trade In the
House of Commons on the subject of meat
pecking disclosures In the United States.
His question Is evidently drawn up with
the view to extracting Information which
may be utilised by the fiscal reformers In
pushing their propaganda.
Sir Howard wants to know what is the
amount of the Importation of American
canned meats, game, fish, fruits and other
preserved foods into the United Kingdom
and the British empire generally for the
years 1900 and 19u6, respectively, and in
view of the recent disclosures In the
United States and President Roosevelt's
public strictures, what steps the Board of
Trade proposes to take in order to protect
British consumers from the evil effects of
GOHEMYKIN TO GO
(Continued from First Page. I
motion. M. Slptaguine called attention to
the situation at Sevastopol, where he
said he was sure several Innocent persons
were about to be executed for participation
in the bomb outrage of May 2".
After an exciting debate the house re
jected M. Stplagulne's proposition, al
though it was strongly supported by Prof.
Maxim Kovalevsky and passed the consti
tutional democratic resolution offered oy
hi. Kaboukoff. .
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN
Meeting; at St. Pool Arranges to Hold
West Session at Ja ntrs-
ST. PA IX. Mnn June 8. -Although the
General Federation of Women's Clubs ad
journed last night, the council met today
and decided to hold the next meeting of the
council, which takes place between bi
ennial years, at Jamestown, W, Va., In
April, 1907. They also passed a resolu
tion commending President Roosevelt for
his Ipvestigation of the Chicago packing
houses snd urging congress to pass strin
gent remedial legislation.
Kansas Flood Subside.
TrtPEK A, Kan.. June i.-Trarnc on the
Santa Fe railroad, which liaa been par
tially tied up for the last two days on a.
rount of the Kansas floods, was resumed
under normal conditions tonight. All of
the streams in the section of the state af
fected are receding rapidly tonight. The
damage to rropa as a result of I lie flooiied
flelda will run to many thousands of dol
lars. Traffic over the Rork Inland la still
hampered on account of washouts.
Wisconsin's Best .
ALL DRUG STORES
POLICY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Statement Employe Art Enoouraced to
Invest in Goal Stock! Denied.
ONE MAN HOLDS TWO JOBS
Loral Agent for Penna to. at
Milton Sella Coot for Keystone
Coal nnd t oko Com
pany. PHILADELPHIA, June 8-At the con
clusion of the dy's session the Interstate
Commerce .commission suspended Its In
quiry into the relations of railroads with
Coal and oil Interests until next Tuesday,
whn the Investigation will be resumed
here. Probably the most Important fea
ture of the session was the voluntary
testimony of J. J. McLellan of Bialrs
vllle, Pa., contradicting the testimony of
previous, witnesses' who told the commis
sion that it had been the policy of the
Pennsylvsnla railroad to encourage Its
employes to become Interested In coal com
panies on the lines of the road.
Charles M.Fadden related the story of
his troubles while he wss a mine operator
in the soft cosr field. His ear supply be
came so meager that he, waa compelled to
rent cars from the Commercial Coal com
pany, a concern In which General Super
intendent Crelghton of the Pennsylvsnla
Is Interested. He was finally compelled
to make an arrangement by which thi 1
Commercial Coal company operates his
mines for one-third of the profits.
Robert K. Cassatt, son of President Cas
satt. denied the statement made yesterday
hv R. V. Potter, nresldent of the Donohue
Coal company, that the Keystone com
pany's operation had been favored In the
distribution of csrs. He also stated that
the Keystone company wss "not a Cassatt
W. C. Spangler. lorsl sgent for the
Pennsylvsnla railroad at Milton, Ps., said
he also acted as sales agent for the Key
stone Coal snd Coke company, receiving
a commission of 2H cents a ton.
Letter front Frank Tbantua,
J. McLellan of Blairsville, Pa., the first
witness at the afternoon session of the
Interstate commerce hearing, who ap
peared voluntarily, said he cam to Phil
adelnhl to vindicate former President
Frank Thompson of the Pennsylvania com
pany. McLellan said that while he wss
In the employ of the railroad company
he had been offered a "block of stock"
by Captain Alfred Hicks, who wss about
to organise a mining company. Witness
ssid he wroto to Mr. Thompson asking
his sdvlce In the matter and that Mr.
Thompson had advised him "not to take
the stock;" that "honor Is worth more
than all th stock you can acquire."
McLellan produced Mr. -Thompson's let
ter, which was dated June IS, 1894.
Previous witnesses before the commission
testified thst Mr, Thompson sanctioned the
acceptance of gifts to employes of th
Joseph Alkene Fired.
Joseph Alkens, ohlef clerk to th super
intendent of the Monongahela division of
tha Pennsylvania railroad, was dismissed
today by direction by President Cassatt.
In his testimony yesterday before the In
terstate Commerce commission Alkens said
that while his salary had averaged be
tween W0 and $126 per month h owned
nearly 76.0(i worth of coal stock. He sd
mltted having received checks from coal
companies and also gifts of company
Company Begins Investigation.
The Investigation by the special committee
of the board of directors Of the Pennsyl
vanla Railroad company, into ths charges
of dlscrlminsUon tn the distribution of coal
cars and Into the allegation of Irregulsrities
-i,.. r.veaid before the inter
state Commerce commission Is In full swing.
Ths committee today prepared and sent out
10 all of the officers and several thousand
employe of th company two circular re
quiring information. Beldes the officers
and employes of the Pennsylvsnla railroad
proper th circulars were sent to porsons
In simitar positions on the Philadelphia,
Baltimore Washington railroad. North
ern Central railway. West Jersey Ses
shore ralroad. Pennsylvania company,
Plttsbvirg, Cincinnati, Chicago St. louls
railway, Vandalla railroad. Grand Rapids
at Indiana railway snd Cleveland, Akron
All officers snd employes ar required to
make a full and .candid answer to the In
quiries. Where necesasry the committee
will summon officer and employes whom
they may desire to examine orally. The
circulars are signed by the members of
the committee and ar endorsed by Presi
DAHLMAN DOWNS INSURGENTS
(Continued from First Page.)
reply given to this was sn emphstlc neg
ative with trimmings.
The aecord question raised the point ss
to whether Ids honor thought he had Oiled
his obligations to other elective officers by
not consulting with them sbout hi sp
polntinents sfler ssklng thm to wait un
til his return from Kxcelslor Spring he
fore doing anything sbout filling offices.
The eiec.utlvo replied by saying he had
asked this conference In hopes thst he
might hsve something to say about the
appointments under various department,
sucli ss building Inspector, city eomp
troller, etc.. and In selecting the president
of the council, bevauso h was Interested
In having a man fill the place who would
carry out his policies la rase of hi own
death. When he found he had been die
regarded In these things he felt his obll
HI Poller His Own.
The next question, ot Importance asked if
the mayor did not think It better for partv
harmony and interest to adviseV with i oiin
cllmen, rather than to Ignore them snd to
accept "Inspiration" from sources oulslrte
"No," shouted Msyor Dahlman, who at
sll times spoke with great velx-mente.
stamping the floor repeatedly and with
perspiration pouting from his face. He
spoke again of his responsibility and said
If he was given opportunity he would prove
by his appointment that b meant what
In 10 Cent Bottles
he said about giving the city the best pos
City Knglneer'a Appointment.
Th sixth question queried If the mayor
did not think It wa Inturlous to democracy
to rush to the defense of a "notorious" re
publican In open council meeting, as he did
Tuesday night with regard to city Kngineer
Rosewiter. The mayor replied that he
claimed to have the right to demand reasons
from the council for rejecting appointments,
no; withstanding custom hud been contrary.
He said that he expected to break other
old customs before he finished his term. No
councilman had been ahle to give hlni good
reasons for rejecting the engineer, he said.
Mr. Itosewater. he stated. Is an engineer
known nil over the country s an expert.
Regardtess of customs, the mayor enld he
wanted to declare that during h'.s admini
stration he Intended to "butt In" on every
department, whether It he the council,
water works or what not. He had told the
people "he would be mayor snd know what
was going on snd he proposed to do so.
He declared he did not care a rap whether
he lost all political prestige or succeeded
himself or tilled any other public office.
Returning to the matter of the engineer,
the mayor said he had failed to find a single
candidate for the place recommended by
sny. councilman or anj one else, whom he
cared to experiment with. The city had
been robbed In the past, he asserted; the
engineer's position Is one of great Import
ance, and he did not propose to shoulder
the responsibility of putting a men there
whom he knew nothing about or lacked
Clean and Honest.
Question eight demanded to know what
his honor meant when he said In a speech
at the Krug theater that if elected li
would clean out the city hall from cellar to
garret? The mayor replied he meant the
democratic administration would be clean
and pure and If any man he appointed did
not come up to expectations ha would lose
his head. Also that any office he found un
necessary he would cut out, no matter in
what department or who filled it.
Question nine asked why be had con
gratulated the club and praised It as the
best organised In the city and then turned
down appointees It favored? Mayor Dahl
man said he wanted to repeat his praise of
the organisation. He pointed to Dan Con
nell, who had sought the office of plumb
ing Inspector, and said he regretted he could
not give it to him. He then made It plain
that In appointing Tom Flynn street com
missioner ha considered the demands of
union labor satisfied and that McVea's ap
pointment cam through endorsements of
business men who had contributed heavily
financially to democratic success snd whom
he was bound to recognise. The appoint
ment of Flynn had already cosr. him. the
friendship of some prominent and wealthy
men, he said.
Connell explained that the "Indignation"
part of the meeting was not due to him and
he had tried to throw cold water on the
Dahlannn and Brgnn.
When it came to question eleven "Do you
think the man who cabled his congratula
tions to you frbm Asia upon your election
would be as ready to congratulate jrou on
your appointments ?'-there was meat and
drink of the cholceat quality for Mayor
It gave him opportunity to tell a story
of how when Bryan was elected congress
man In 1882 he went to him, after spending
money and effort In his behalf, to seek en
dorsement for United States marshal and
was turned down. It gave the mayor an
opportunity to contrast Ills own attltudu
on this occasion with that of disappointed
ofAceaeekers now. He said he told Bryan
then that he would some day put him In
the pi evidential chair. The mayor then
enlarged upon national possibilities and
urged party harmony. He announced his
plans for forming a giant Bryan club with
the presidency in view snd of a great re
ception and banquet to be given the "peer
less" on his arrival home from his Journey
around the world.
Ohio Democrat Nome Candidate.
NEW PHILADELPHIA. O., June s.-W.
A. Ashhrook was nominated for congress
today on the 227th ballot by the rleven
t tenth district democrats.
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