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THE QMATIA DAILY BEE: FRIDAY. JULY 27, IPOfi.
POSTAL CLERKS ARRIVING
Many Already tin Hard for Convention
Which . Meets Today.
FORENOON DEVOTED TO SPEECHMAKING
O'JR LETTER BOX.
Afteravoa get Aside for Hmlnrti and
Events far Ranqeet and t.en
ral iiood Tim at Lake
Soma sixty .of the eighty-one delegates
to th convention of the Blxth division.
Hallway -Mall sssai-latlon, to be held to
day, arrived In the city yesterday, a. H.
Worley'i of OoifLaa, president of the di
vision, wai early on the Keen and estab
lished HeadrusrTers at the Orend hotel,
where, the convention will be held In the
large ball room.
Among the arrivals yesterday were mem
ber of , the association from Chicago.
Pyrl, Cedar Rapids, Lincoln, Burlington,
Holdrege, -Cheyenne and luhur)ue. Hut
few of the delegates are, accompanied by
At the opening session this morning
Mayor Macrae will deliver the address of
welcome and President Worley will re
spond and make his annual address. Post
master Ilacelton will alflo address the con
vention at the forenoon session. lion.
Charles M. Hart, who was to make an ad
dress before the conventoln, will speuk at
the banquet at Lake Manawa, as will also
D. E. Branea of Wichita, Kan the na
tional president of the order. Hesldeg the
addresses the morning session will be de
voted" tn the appointment of committees.
At the afternoon session .officers for the
enaulngtyeaf will be elected, reports re
ceived fronvjhe committees and resolu
tions adopted. - The resolutions will be sub
mitted . before the ' national convention,
which meets October. 3 in Chicago. Talk
among the 'delegntes yesterday Indicated
that the, tesolutlons Will deal with the de
mand pf the organization for safer mall
cars, the eubstftutkiit of electricity for gas
for lighting. tt rrratl cars' and the question
of forming a fund for the payment of pen
sions trt retired members of the association.
At the close ot the convention' In the
afternoon: the .delejratea and other visiting
members, will be the guests .of the local
association at Lake Manawa, where a ban
quet will be served In the pavilion.
O. H.' Warier' f Omaha,' Is a candidate
for re-election as president, but has an
opponent in -the . person "of George Lowe
of Cedar --Rapid ; Mr. Lowe has a big
delegation from Ma home town here to
support bis, candidacy. C B. Long of this
city, It u stated last .night, would be
irtr-eleoted i Secretary without opposition.
There are ' Bald tq be a number of candi
dates for delegate to the national conven-
lion. , . 7 " .
. Peoria,. l. out .after next year's eonven
tlon and' Li C. Richards, chief clerk of that
district. 1s here to see to It that It gets It.
There wa some talk last evening of Sioux
City slatf being In the field for next year's
.That Water Works tommlltrr.
OMAHA. July Is To the Kdltor of
The Bt: The Die says that the commit
tee appointed h- me a few days ago to
settle the water works question does not
seem to be limning over Itself to attend
to its plain duty. I notice the same thing
myself. Probably one reason for the do
lay la that Mr. Barlow seems to be other
wise engaged just at present, lie serme
to be trying to "head off" that .000,00
award on the valuation of the water
woiks, although It Vias made by two out
of three engineers of national reputation
for high character and ability. They
were practically of Oiualia'B own choosing.
They have now hired a man to prove that
two of the engineers are either tools or
frauds. If I thought th,e entire commit
tee appointed by me In a semi-Jocular
way, or even one-third of it, believed
that this Is the right thing for Omaha to
do after agreeing to submit the question
of valuation to three men without any
stipulation as to a unanimous award, I
might be driven to appoint another com
mittee, although I should be personally
much pleased to hang on to President
Barlow for chairman. What did the
high contracting parties appoint three
men ae a board of appraisers without
stipulation for a unanimous award for If
they meant that all must agree? Why
didn't they appoint two or four appraisers
Instead of three? Will any one of the
strong members of the water board stand
up before this community and say that
a unanimous award was ever thought of
when the agreement was made? N'ol one
of them will do thai unless he can prove
that thx question was mentioned and dis
cussed at thu time the agreement was
made. A good many citizens of Omaha
share my own conviction that my com
mittee ought to act so as to persuade
President Barlow and the water board
that there is a better way than the one
that has been followed for several years
in Omaha's best interests on this un
fortunate water question. Thousands of
citizens of this town, I am sure, want a
fair and honorable settlement with the
But what about those bids on sewer
bonds? Can they have had any possible
relation to the war on the water com
pany first to reduce rates, and, secondly,
to repudiate solemn agreements for the
compulsory purchase of millions of prop
erty? Is the searchlight being turned onto
Omaha's conduct In the bond markets
of the country, or will they be turned on
when the valuation of the $(,000,000 shall
be "headed oft?"
Nobody doubts that my committee Is
composed of star men, but If Chairman
Barlow waits until President Barlow
"heads off" that award on his present
lines of action we may have to resort to
more drastic measures.
This Joke of mine In appointing a com
mittee was not all a Joke. It was meant
to express a' large volume of opinion
among the people of Omaha that peace
ful and honorable methods should control
In the Immediate adjustment of the water
question. It Is a dangerous question. No
man need daubt It.
OKORGB L. MILLER.
seeking to reduce the value of product
from bis community? From the point of
one deeply Interested in Omaha's perma
nent welfare. I thlrfk the position taken by
orfr Grain exchange unwise. As the owner
of farm lands In the South Platte country.
I protest against anything that prevents
my reaping the natural benefits of their
If OmHha expects to be the metropolis
of Nebraska, Nebraska has a right to de
mand that the Interests of state and city
be made fdentlcal. Respectfully yours, i
POLICE SURGEONS KEPT BUSY
Tharsday a Banner Day for Aeetdents,
Xone of Which Prove to
A series of accidents, beginning In the
afternoon and lasting until after dark, kept
the police surgeons busy for a few hours
I'pon stepping from a west-bound Farnam
street car at Twenty-second street at 7:90
o'clock In the evening Frank Doty, board
ing at 2201 Douglas street and aged about
25 years, wss struck down by an autoneblle
and received Injuries which, although they
are not serious, will lay htm up for a
short time. The driver OT the machine
stopped and, with another occupant with
him, carried Poty to the curbing where
they set him down and then drove off. They
made no attempt to secure further aid for
the injured man nor did they seek to as
certain the extent of his hurts. They were
not recognized by any of the witnesses of
the accident, but the number of the "tale
license carried wss 71 according to those
who remembered to notice.
The automobile was being driven In th"
direction the car was going and came up
bliliid Doty when he alighted. Fnllce Sur
geon Flynu was called ami attended Doty
at his home, where lie had been assisted by
paseershy. The injuries cnnflst principally
of bruises In the lumbar regions of the back
and the legs.
John (Jlbson, ll'Jt North Seventeenth
street, a Missouri PaclHc engineer, received
slight Injuries when his switch engine,
drawing a train of transfer cars from the
Union Pacific with another engine behind
it, Jumped the track at Fourteenth and
California streets and fell over on Its side.
The other engine of the "double-header"
remained on the track and no one else was
hurt. Gibson dislocated his left shoulder
In the fall, but later the Joint righted itself
Gibson was taken to the Omaha General
hospital by the police and was attended by
Surgeon Harris. After being thoroughly
examined for other Injuries he was taken
home. The accident occurred about 6
At the same time that Gibson's engine
apslzed Ieon Hoffman, a 14-year-old mes
senger boy riding a bicycle, was struck by
a team and buggy at Sixteenth and Daven
port streets. The driver was not recog
nized by anyone and It Is thought he is
a farmer driving through the city. Young
Hoffman was not hurt, but his bicycle was
entirely ruined. The police were notified
and the young man taken to the station,
where Surgeon Harris, after looking him
over .declared him to be sound. The boy's
parents live at 1916 Lake street. -,
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Grading on Internrbas Road About Com
pleted to Barpy Mills.
REVIVES TALK Of PLEASURE RESORT
Parties Wk Are Interested In Rare
Track gay They Will Complete
It and the Lagoon Before ,
Told W ether Sets In.
PBCtttAB. ACCIDENT TO A BOT
Bans Into M gey the and Cuts Gash In
. ... .. HI I-.
Ray'. .Topping1, a! newsboy, waa the vic
tim ot a aomewhat peculiar accident yes
terday naming on Broadway, near Pearl
street . John;-Hall, "a colored man, waa
standing; on the sidewalk In front of the
Baldwin block with' a aeythe in' his hand,
when young; TapUigtuama running; a sound
the cprner and collided with trie blade
of the aoytke. The blade cut a deep gash
In the boya right leg. The boy waa al
tnoat speechless with fright and pain and
several tnen who were near stood help
lessly by while the blood poured from
the wound In the boy's leg. Miss Madge
Maxwell, a young woman who happened
along, however, showed greater presence
of mind.. Snatching , her handkerchief
from hef . handbag she stooped down and
tied up the wound, thus helping to stop
the flow of blood until the wound could
be dressed by a psystctan.
The bojt was taken to the office of Dr.
Matthew Tlnley, 1 nearby, where the
. wound waa attended to, and later the boy
was taken to his home. The wound, while
painful, Is . not considered . dangerous.
Hall,-when he perceived the boy was cut
by the scythe, hastened away, but was
overtaken, on Upper Broadway by City
Jailer Sloan, who took him to police head
quarters, but aa there was nothing to show
that ha waa to blaroe for the accident he
waa not detained. ' '
OLD MAN RECOVERS HIS REASON
After Tfcree Years' Treatment Ready
, te Resnnin III Journey.
On June B, 1903, an elderly man, who was
later proven , to be Daniel McQowan, was
taken off a Rock Island train at the Union
transfer depot and committed to St. Ber
nard's . hospital. - McOowan had arrived
but a few days before from Dublin, Ire
land, and Waa on -6t way to a slater In
Ban Francisco. As far aa could be learned
the old man lost hla baggage and other
belongings , In Philadelphia, and this so
preyed on bis mind that by the time he
reached Council Bluffs he was Insane. He
did not even 'know his own name and
nothing could be learned from him.
After three years'' treatment at the hos
pital McOowan has regained to a great
extent his faculties and Is now anxious
to get out In the world again.' His long
oonflnehient In the hospital, however, has
left him In somewhat feeble health. When
placed In 8t. Bernard's McOowan had the
unused portion of hla ticket from Council
Bluffs to San Francisco and the commis
sioners on Insanity yesterday decided to
lay the matter before the railroad with
a request that It renew the ticket and then
urrengemenU will be made to send the old
man to hla relatives In San Francisco.
Knookont In first Ronad.
Paul -. Blackburn, ...a ons-legged colored
newsboy, and Fred Potter, also a vendor
of newspapers, became Involved In an al
tercation on .Pearl street yesterday morn
Ing. Potter was armed with a sling
shot, made from an Iron bolt about four
Inches In length, and tided to a piece of
stout Oorf. He Is said to have backed up
Ms sod of the argument by striking the
colored boy over the head with the Im
provlsed "blacVJack." knocking Blackburn
out In. one. round. Blackburn went before
Justice.' Field and filed an Information
against ' yount Potter. Later Justice
Field turned Potter oVer to the Juvenile
division of the district court.
Information In Jasnes Case Good.
Judge Scott, In the superior court, yes
terday, held that an Information charging
a criminal offense, sworn to before a no
tary public instead of before a magistrate,
1 valid 'under' the general rules of the
Iowa, coda- The qoestlon of the validity
of an information 'ewom to before a no
tary public was raised by the attorney
tor William A. James, who was charged
with assaulting his wife. Now that the
court has held that the Information waa
valid the hearing of the charge against
lames will be proceeded with.
KajtoU la the W esteem Iowa Cellos now.
Rates on Nebraska Grain.
OMAHA.. July 2a To the. Editor of The
Bee: Referring to an article In The Bee
of July 6, headed " 'Frisco Rates Illegal,"
and subsequent communications on the same
ubject, ' would, say from these it appears
that Senator Millard and the Omaha Grain
exchange are trying to prevent certain rail
roads from pnttlng Into effect a tariff that
would reduces the freight rates on grain
about t cents per hundred from all points In
wenrasKa south of the Union Pacific. As
such a reduction In freight rates would add
about l cents per bushel to the value of
wheat, corn and rye, and of a cent per
nuanei to the value of oats and barley In
the hands of the farmers, whv
they have it? To prevent this may be all:
right for those railwaya which, having no
southern outlet, would have all our freight
go to the Atlantic seaboard. For the Illi
nois Central, which. If It takes our grain
to tne gulf, needs first haul it 300 or 400
miles In another direction.
But how about those systems, the Bur
lington and others, which, during twenty-
nve or thirty years, by pushing lines in
almost every county, have not only been
tbe most potent factor In changing a raw
prairie Into one of the best agricultural
states of the union, creating commerce in
the wilderness, but have spent millions of
money In developing railroads towards the
gulf, which, for the trans-Mlsslsslnnl
country Is the shortest and most natural
route to the markets of the world? Are
not these systems entitled to more consid
eration at our hands than those systems
which have in recent yesrs merely touched
our borders to demand a division of ton
nage thus developed? But most of all
how about the farmer of southern Ne-
Drasica who are to reap such large and
immediate benefits? That is, reduction in
the freight rate Increases to that extent
the value of the grain on the farm. and.
as It In po wise Increases the cost of its
production, adds Just that much to the
farmer's net profit. As Liverpool fixes the
prlre of our grains, the cost -of reaching
tidewater and the world's markets Is an
all Important factor, the greatest of all
the questions to be solved by the people
or tnis section or the west.'
For example, owing to the gulf markets
the report of the United States secretary of
agriculture shows that In 19 the farmers
of Kansas received a higher price tor farm
products than the Nebraska farmers; that
tne Kansas farmer received 4 cents more
(t?r miKirei mr corn, s cents more per
bushel for oats and barley, cents more per
bushel for rye, I cents more per bushel
for wheat and 18 cents more per bushel for
potatoes than was paid to the Nebraska
farmer. Based upon figures taken from
the secretary's same report shows that If
the Nebraska farmers had that year re
ceived the same price for gain as the farm
ers of Kansas, It would have Increased tbe
value of the Nebraska crop $lS.79?.t47.85. Do
you think that the $18,000,009 or Uo.noo.floo
net profits left In the lands of the Kansas
farmers for 1903 had no effect upon real
estate In Ksnsas City and upon Its whole
sale ana rt 11 trade? No one, I think
doubts t. If the net profits to tbe farmers
In Nebraska be Increased at the rate of
t6.0ft0.000 or W00O.000 per annum, it will be
reflected not only In the price of Omaha
real estate. In the volume of Its wholesale
and retail trade, but In every legitimate In
terest of our city. I believe that Omaha
ran and will be made a great commercial
center, but this can never be done by shut
ting adjacent territory out of other mar
kets, but by making the Omaha market
equal to or better than those of its com
petlng cities. If the railways can afford to
carry grsln from Chicago to the Atlantic
1,000 miles, at 10 cents per hundred, can
nr. nsmman s system snore to carry
grain from Grand Island to Chicago via
Omaha, H9 miles, for lees than 10 cent
per hundred, especially as AO per cent of
that Is charged for hauling It over US miles
of subsidised load weet of Omaha?
It strikes me that our position should not
be to demand that rates from the South
Platte country be advanoed or maintained
but that the rata from all Nebraska vis
Omaha should be I educed. As an Omaha
booster, what shall I say to the South
Platte merchant whea ha says that we art
MISSOURI REPUBLICANS MEET
Judicial Convention Held at Jefferson
City Is Addressed by Gov
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., July 2. The
republican state Judicial convention was
called to order in the chamber of the house
of representatives today by Temporary
Chairman Judge J. G. Park of Kansas City
for the nomination of two candidate' for
Justices of the supreme court, one fdr the
short term of two years and one for the
long term of ten years,
Governor . Folk delivered an address of
welcome. He put the convention Into
Jovial humor by saying: "You may have
noticed escaping gas, a thing riever dis
covered here before." He said further:
While we differ politically, 1 welcome
you as chief executive of the state.
have tried to be governor of no class, but
of all the people of the state. Parties
should not attempt to wtn tjv partisanship,
out because mey stand tor something tnat
is good for the people.
Temporary Chairman fam aenverea
short address, paying high compliment to
the office of supreme court Judge. Commit
tees were announced and . the convention
took a brief recess.
Upon reconvening the convention adopted
the report of the resolutions committee de
claring that only men ot high character
should receive the support of- republicans
and endorsing the records of Jurists Scott
and Nupton, Irrespective ot politics. The
national and state republican administra
tions were endorsed. Temporary organlsa
tlon was made permanent and a resolution
was adopted to vote for both candidates for
supreme Judge at the same time, the one
receiving tbe highest vote to be nominated
for the long term and the next highest vote
to nominate for the short term, providing
each candidate should receive a majority
ot the votes cast. .
The candidates placed before the conven
tion were: Assistant attorney general.
John Kennlsh of Holt county; Judge, Jamea
T. Neville of Greehe county, N. D. Thur
man of Callaway county and Charles C.
Allen of St. Louis. Judge Edward Htgbee
of Klrksvllle was also named, but with
drew In favor of John Kennlsh and Judge
John Kennlsh, assistant attorney general,
was nominated for the long term and Judge
James T. Neville of Springfield for the
short term on the first ballot. Kennlsh
received CMStt votes; Neville, 446H; Allen,
EDVt; Thurman, W8V4.
Mr. Kennlah addressed the convention
briefly, declaring he had not made any
effort to secure the nomination, but ao
cepted it and pledged himself that If
elected he would decide cases that came
before him strictly according to the law.
Judge Neville followed by saying that
he did not get what he wanted, but he
now accepted what he got.
It was currently reported that the fact
that Allen's law partner Is sn attorney tor
the Waters-Pierce Oil company mitigated
against his nomination.
The convention adjourned sine die.
CALIFORNIA NEEDS LABOR
Forty Taoaeaad Skilled and t'nsklllrd
Workmen Can Find Employ
ment nt One.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. July M.-The de
mand for labor In California promises to
exceed the supply for many months to
come. The rallrosds want a large number
of laborers for prospective work and work
now under way. The Southern Pacfio needs
1.000 men, 'the Western Pacific 7,000, the
United Railways of Ban Frsnclsco 1,000, the
South Aide Electric lines building In the
Santa Clara. San Joaquin and Sacramento
valleys and Southern California, want i.010.
The steam railways report a demand for
switchmen, warehousemen and even clerks.
The reconstruction of San Francisco, the
railway extensions and Improvements, the
unusually hsavy crops and development
work In national and local Irrigation and
power projects have worked together to
create a tremendous demand. -
A thorough canvass by a local commute
In San Francisco shows that subcontractors
In building trades are having either to
throw up contracts or secure postponements
beoauaa of scarcity ot workman,
The grading of the tmevurhan road has
progressed In a satisfactory manner and is
now nearly complete ns far as Parpy Mills.
The contract for grading a second section
of the road. Including the line between
Sarpy Mills and Springfield, has been
let and the grading of that division will be
pushed as rapidly as possible. It Is the
policy of the company to let the contract
by sections rather than as a whole. Now
that the line to Sarpy Mills has been prsc
lically made certain, talk has revived con
cerning the pleasure resort of Druam City.
A big contract for constructing a race
track and lagoon, as well as a pavilion to
accommodate B.WO spectators, hss been let
to Owen Uros. of Ortiaha. The building
of the track and Ingoon about which It
circles, Is under the promotion of James
O'lcary, Hod Laverty and Alderman
Noonan of Chlcngo. This track la to be one
of the attractions of Dream City. The
lngoon, which Is to lie within the oval
ot the race course,' is a novelty. There Is
natural pond there, but this Is to be
widened sud deepened. In the winter
season It is calculated that enough Ice can
be easily cut from Its surface to pay all
the expense of the course, even were there
no other attractions. The whole enclosure
will be known as OvorUnd park. The
location is ideal, and to be exact, lies on
the old Wer farm. John Russell, one
of the most experienced race course men
In the country. Is to supervise the work.
He and Alderman Noonan have been In
the city during the last week looking after
mntters relating to the contract. Feoplo
who have been Inclined to laugh at the
mention of Dream City may be surprised
before another year passes at the attrac
tions of the place. The race course and
lagoon will be completed this fall that
Ice may be harvested during the winter
and that the track nifty have a chance to
settle before the racing season begins next
spring. Real estate men of 8outh Omaha
who are interested In that direction say
that property has become active since
actual grading began.
Improvements at Stock Tarda.
The LTnlon Stock Yards company has re
cently torn down Its old barn Just north of
the O street viaduct and In place of the
long, unsightly landmark they will erect
a commodious and sightly stable. This
stable la to be used by the Wood Bros.
Investment company to accommodate the
sale of their blooded stock. They are
breeders of the standnrd strains of cattle
and always have stock of that character on
the market. The yards company has found
It to Its advantage to furnish better quar
ters to their patrons.
Sewer Plans on File.
At the request of the -clerk, the city en
gineer has filed with the records of the
council proceedings the complete plans and
specifications of the proposed sewer system
The filing of these plans were necessary as
part of the clerk's recordnnd are therefore
public property. Anyone who thinks at
any time that there Ui'a deviation Trom
the original plans can easily satisfy him
self by a visit to the 'clerk's office.
Painter Child Disappears.
The parents of Lenntet Pntnrer have hid
den him from, the Juvepile officers. After
the .Investigation .of hlCtiitJltlon of tho
Infant child of John J,. JJalnter,. which waa
conducted Wednesday nfternoon, P. H
Shields went to Omaha Thursday morning
and tiled a complaint with the Juvenile
court,, asking that the child be taken In
charge and placed In the-'detentlon home
the plan being to have It placed In - the
home for crippled children There, by prop
er nourishment and careful handling, it
was hoped It might recover from its
crippled condition. On ;the filing of the
complaint "a warrant was placed in . the
hands of J. B. Carver, the . special proba
tion officer. When he visited South Omaha,
however, it was found that the baby had
been spirited away. No one was found
who could tell where It hud been secreted
It Is said by the neighbors that the Painter
family is furious at tho recent complaints
and has shown resentment toward those
who first reported the case to the police.
Daltow Is Dismissed.
In the trial of Joe Daltow for assault and
battery committed on his wife, Mrs. Mary
Daltow, July 24, much Sensational testi
mony was Introduced. ' Most of this was
brought out' In the- cross-examination by
Attorney H. C. Murphy; by which he tried
to show that if any assault was committed
It was under extreme provocation. There
was considerable confusion In the state
ments of the witnesses for the prosecution,
and on the hearing Daltow was dismissed.
Daltow in hla turn has caused the arrest
of his wife and Ed Akron on a state com
plaint charging thgm with adultery. This
case has not come to. trial as yet. Daltow
runs a saloon at 3029 tj street. The family
lives back of the saloon, where Mrs. Dal
tow has kept a boarding house.,
Body Fonnd In River.
It has been reported from near Nebraska
City that the body of a boy has been found
floating- In the river and it Is surmised that
It is that of Eddie Goodro, the son ot Silas
Ooodro, 469 South Twentieth street. Eddie
Goodro, with two small compajiions, Jimmle
Golllgel and John Pokolny, went bathing
In the river Just above the rendering works
Wednesday afternoon, June 27. Eddie
Goodro got beyond his depth and the reach
of his companions and Was drowned. The
description of the body of the boy is iden
tical with that of the Goodro boy.
Planning; for Fall Carnival.
The Ancient Order of United Workmen
lodges and the Temple association are to
hold a meeting thla evening for the pur
pose of getting together on the plans for a
street carnival to be held after the middle
of August. It is said that several moves
have been made in a tentative way looking
toward the annual festal season, but that
no definite plan has been fixed aa yet. How
ever at the last meeting of the lodges
committees and subcommittees were ap
pointed to devise plans for the approach
ing event. These committees will be ready
to report at the meeting tonight. The date
of the fair will also be determined.
Magle City Gossip.
Max Garber was arrested yesterday for
peddling without a license.
Mrs. John Harvey of Kansas City Is a
guest of Mrs. Richard Gilchrist and family.
Miss Jeanette Rnggen and Miss Bessie
Howard have returned from the summer
school at Peru.
Miss Mildred Wright Is visiting In Ne
braska City, where she will pass a week
or two with friends.
C. R. Shields, a brother of P. H. Shields
of the South Omaha police force, la spend
ing a few days visiting him.
Jsmes Gulnn. the vouna; srandion of 3
rowier, came last nigiit from Nebraska
arty, Fathers Mugan. O'Callshan and Ahern
romprls.d a fishing party to Pries lake
Nick lilake was sentenced to thirty ilays
In jail because he dlsoleed the court s
Injunction to betske himself to the tall
giass or some other place distant from
H. D. Waldo has heard from his wife
and family, who are camping near Paid
Mountain In the Big Horn range Th y
are having a fine time. With them la the
family of O. P. Taylor.
The body of Walter B. Brennenslall, who
was killed at Swift and Company's plant
yesterday morning, was taken to Omaha
yesterdny afternoon, where Mialley & Ins
tance will have charge of It.
Miss Katherine Sisson Is coming to spend
her vacation with her parents at the
Methodist Episcopal parsonage. Miss Sis-
son is local secretary of the Young Wom
en a Christian association at Spokane,
During the last week the range cattle
have lun to arrive In the Soutn Omaha
markets. So far they have been rather
light in numbers, but fine In condition. A
lug run Is expected with the opening of
next week's markets.
The death of little Esther C. Llvlck, 1-
year-old daughter of Mrs. Mary l.lvivk.
Jwenty-slxth and Jefferson, occurred ee-
terday evening. The funeral will be this
niuriung at 10 o clocK. i ne intermeni win
be In Forest Lawn cemetery.
The funeral services of the late Peter
I)Avlrimtn were conducted bv Rev. F. M.
Sisson under the auspices of his fraternal
order, the Eagles. 1 ne service took place
W ednesday looming at his home in umana.
A delegation of Kaglcs from South Omaha
Another railroad wreck occurred early
yesterday morning on the L'nion laclflc
tracks on one of tne puixie switcncs ju.i
north of tho O street viaduct. A switch
engine of the In Ion pactnc coinuea wuu
the engine aud waycar or tne Miiwauaee,
wrecking the enslne anil ueraiiing num.
There was no loss of life and the tracks
were soon cleared.
. A. Sniimlers. a driver for HulmeS
Adkins, was arrested for leaving his team
untied in the streets. The loam ran sway
end domolisUed a barber supply wag"ii at
I'nciity-eighth nnd y streets, it is sm
that enough rrfiors were strewn shout mo
sticets to supply the colored district of
Indian Hill Willi uau room cuuipniein. mi
in.intli. All varieties of mugs were
presented to the spectators alter the horses
L. C. Wright, So7 North Twenty-fifth
street, has been granted entrance to tne
Old Soldiers' home at Fort Leavenworth,
Knit. He was a Boldler in me rnuippnien.
xh,., ! nerved four and a nail yeais
and from the rigors of that campaign in
the Twentieth infantry he is now suner-
mg from paralysis, which tins rendered liiin
Incapable ot active nniii'iynn-in- "
still a young man. but his relatives say
that tho course of the disease has ap
parently entirely changed the disposition
of the soldier, which was formerly that of
the brightest and Jolllest of rovers.
nOLE IN PREFERENCE LAW
Legislature May Havo Unwittingly Fro
Tided War to Oat Old Eoldien Out.
PERKINS OPENS HIS HEADQUARTERS
t, and ti
WELLS FARGO UNDER FIRE
Stockholders Go to Conrt to Get
Statement of Business of
NEW YORK, July .-udley Evans.
president, and Homer B. Parsons, secre
tary of the Wells Fargo Express company,
were made defendants today in 'an action
brought In the supreme court In Brooklyn
by Robert W. Pomeroy and Albert Jo-
sephson, two stockholders for a peremptory
writ of mandamus compelling them to sub
mit to an examination of the books of the
corporation. The plaintiffs said that they
represent 56 per cent of the stock of the
After hearing the arguments the court
reserved decision. Counsel for the plaintiffs
declaied in his argument that they have
received interest of only 8 per cent, while
they had reason to believe It should be 40
per cent. Counsel also said that a com
mittee was recently formed to get Informa
tion about the affairs of the company, but
had only an evasive statement. He as
serted that for the last five years the cor
poration had been under the domination
of one man. He said the surplus waa
stated to be 112,000,000 when It was probably
119.000,000, and the amount of bonds was
given as $5,000,000 when 10,000,000 would be
nearer correct.' , .
The attorney said the defense asserted
that the plaintiffs . represented a stock
brokerngo firm and wanted to control the
coming election of directors. At every an
nual meeting of the company It was said
full and correct statements are Issued as
to the financial condition of the company.
They also contended that the charter of the
corporation bad been obtained In Colorado
and that the court had no Jurisdiction to
enforce the Inspection of books of a com
pany of another state.
First of Candidates to Arrive, bnt All
Are Expected to Reach tho City
and Open lleadqnartera
In n Few Days.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. July 2i.-t8pec!al.)-The
legislature may have unwittingly put a
kink tn the old soldiers' preference law that
will yet rob state house employes of their
life lease Jobs. I'nder the law aa It was
enacted at the Thirtieth general assembly
In 1904 no soldo r of tbe civil war can he
discharged without a hearing on written
charges and the law is framed In such a
way that It Is .practically Impossible to
dislodge an old soldier after he Is once In
the saddle. It has already been tried three
times at the state house and the old sol
diers are still holding their positions. It
Is recognised, however, that any Isw passed
subsequent to another law and In conflict
with it repeals the first law. At the session
of the kglslnture latd whiter in the en
actment of Joint resolution No. &, which
provides the compensation each employe
shall receive, there Is a clause which reads
Any heBd of a department may at any
time discharge any clerk or other employe
tn euon icpartment for negligence or amy.
Insubordination or Incapacity.
If now the force of this clause In the
resolution Is that no hearing is needed
there may be some sudden changes at the
state house In the force of Janitors and
clerks. Another section of the Joint reso
lution provides that clerks and Janitors
may be changed from one department to
another at the discretion of the head of the
department, a thing that has been next
to Impossible under the soldiers' preference
law. This may further 'operate to work
changes at the state house and those who
shirk their work may, even If not dis
charged, be given less desirable work. It
Is recognized that If the Joint resolution
does operate ss a repeal of the law It will
only operate aa to the employes at the
state house, for these are the only ones
affected by the Joint resolution. In other
public positions over the state the resolu
tion has no effect.
Perkins First to Arrive.
Hon. George D. Perkins, the veteran ed
itor of Sioux City and candidate for the re
publican nomination tor governor. Is the
first candidate to reach the city and open
headquarters. He arrived today, a day
earlier than expected, and Is located in his
rooms In Parlor C and Rooms 147-149 of
the Savery. Mr. Perkins was lively, humor
ous and witty and seemingly In the best ot
physlchl condition when seen at his quar
ters at the Savery today, and stated that
he wss feeling well.
"I feel very hopeful of the results of the
convention," said Mr. Perkins. "The situ
ation looks favorable to me and my friends.
I sincerely hope that the contest, which has
been very strenuous and which has become
so bitter, much to my regret, will be ended
by the convention. I cannot make a pre
diction as to what the convention will do
and therefore cannot even say I expect the
fight to be settled, one ticket we can all
support to be nominated and union and
harmony to be restored to the party, I hope
this, however, and will do all 1 can without
sacrificing principle and friends to bring It
Location of Candidates.
The rooms to be occupied by the various
candidates In the hotels during the repub
lican state convention will be as follows:
Perkins Savery, Parlor C and Rooms 147
149. Cummins and Oarst 8avery, writing room;
Chamberlain. Club Room A.
Herriott Savery ordinary.
Rathbun Klrkwood, Parlor IB.
Raymond Savery, Room 27.
Hayward Savery, Parlor G.
Richards Chamberlain, Parlor J; Savery.
Parlor E; Klrkwood.
Hltes Savery, Room 33.
Carroll Savery, Parlor I.
Morrow Savery, Parlor F.
Moerllng Savery. Room M
Cloud-Savery, Room S
Sherwln F.avery, l"rlor A,
Met 'lain Savery, Tsrlor D.
Rlsss Saverv. Parlor M.
Crockett Savery. Parlor R
Pahnei Klrkwood, Parlors
Savery. Room S.
Katon Chamberlain. Room
Porterfield-Savery, Room 17. .
Putties- Klrkwood, Parlor it.
Sits Savery. Room 19
Two ee Wlthoal Authority.
Governor A. R. Cummins has reoelved
from the governors of Msssachusetts and
Texss letters stating thst they fear they
have no authority to name delegates to th
convention called to meet In this city to
further the movement of voting direct on
Tnlted States senators. In all about twsn-ty-flve
states have answered the call of
this stste for the convention and have
signified their Intention to name delegates.
The governors of the two states named
have answered that they are Investigating
the matter and If they have the authority
to name the delegates will do so.
Pinna for Dedtentlen.
The date for the special train to leave
on the trip for dedicating soldiers monu
ments on southern battlefields has been
set for November. The train will lesva
Chicago November II and will spend No
vember 14 and 15 dedicating monuments at
Vlckshurg. Andersonvllle will be dedi
cated November 1H, Chattanooga and
Chlckamaug the 19th and Jfth and Shlloh
23d and 24th. General James R. Weaver
has been selected to mske the dedicatory
speech st the Shlloh monument. The An
dersonvllle monument will be dedicated by
Governor Cummins, who will present It to
the federal government represented by
Pioneer l.esttslator Dead.
George Pchrsmm, a pioneer Ot this city
and a member of the senste from Vs.n
Buren county st the time the location of
the state capltol was moved from lows
City to ls Moines, died at his home here
today at the age of 90 years.
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T. B. FISHER,
General Passenger Agent
682 Cooper Building,
City to pay his grandparents a visit
it. B. Flebarty and wife leave the city
today for a week's vacation to Ijemlngtun,
Neb. They will attend tb Chautauqua.
Frank Mooney waa fined tw and costs
for the assault he committed on a boy at
Fortieth and Q streets Tuesday evening.
lierry McDonald, aged 24. and lena
Marsh, aged 0. both living at 111 I street,
were married - July 3 by Edward Kaln.
Justice of the peace.
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