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Telephone Douglas CIS.
Now Wash Materials
Season after season the highest types of distinctive
styles find representation in our unrivaled displays. We
advise early buying, as later on the choicest styles and ma
terials will be scarce..
"We are now showing thousands, of the new season's
most esclu&iYe styles and materials, both foreign and do
mestic. Every style has been carefully picked. (
Prices 10c, 12 Vic, 15c, 18c, 20c, 25c, 30c and 35c per yd.
In Our Drapery Dept.
We ers now showing a new line of
printed madras. They are so much
Ilka the woven msdrss you can hardly
tell them apart,. and so much lea In
price. '
This pretty new madras Is only .160
per yard.
Special Sale.
Remnants of sheeting and muslins
that accumulated during our ' great
January sale are now marked at
greatly wduced prices.
Domestic department, east basement.
Bargain Square in Basem't.
' Remnants of outing flannel 60 per yd,
Remnants of 36-Inch sllkollne at S4e
Remhaht of cotton challls at Jttc yd.
Sample line of men's and ladles'
hosiery at 10c per pair.
Remnants of new prints, gingham
styles, at 4V4o yard.
Howard, Cor. 10th.
.. permanent Improvements or extension of
the llnea of said railway companies or
j 'common carriers; or If the financial con-
dltlon of the applicant Is such as to render
.the securities unsafe as an Investment; or
c ,lf they are Issued for the purchase of a
parallel or competing line; or If the securi
ties are Issued by a parallel or competing
I line; or if It appears that the applicant Is
" attempting to secure a controlling Interest
' In any parallel or competing line or any
1 street railway company or for the purpose
( ,of having a competing line or any street
' j Tall way company purchase a controlling
Interest in the applying concern. All se
', curltles Issued must oe stamped "Is-
sued by the authority of the state railway
v commission." Provision Is made for appeal
i'fo tha courts as In other cases.
- Street Railway mil Prosrresses.
.' 8. F. 28, by Thomas, which permits street
r ear companies to own and operate Inter
i urban railway companies, passed the com-
.mlttee of the whole in the senate today
" arlth little opposition. All of the opposi
tion to tha bill except thst offered by
Aahton of Hall was withdrawn and his
, was the only vote cast against It.
" When Hhe bill was up before the commu
tes of the whole several days ago Aldrlch
..ftf Butler county sought to have It amended
to provide for publicity In the Issuance of
securities by tha railway companies. He
announced today he withdrew his opposi-
'tlon because he had Introduced a separate
iblll which covers what he wanted. Ashton
" made a short speech against the bill and
' ftlng and Thomas spoke tor It. Before It
,was recommended to pass the emergency
. clause was stricken out on motion, of Sen
ator Thomas.
Greater Omaha Bill.'
, Because Senator Thomas wanted to
amend the Omaha-South Omaha consolida
tion bills they were not reported to, the
senate in accordance with the action taken
' by tha Judiciary committee Tuesday. Sen
ator Thomas asked unanimous consent to
bar them remain with tha committee until
tha changes could be made and this was
granted. The change sought Is to provide
annexation should not take place until
' April. 1908, the data of the city election In
. South Omaha. This will allow tha South
. Omaha officials to serve out the terms of
office for which they were . elected and
will also permit tha Omaha officials to
'fill their terms. While thers was no ques
tion the bill would pass the senate as
originally drawn. It was conceded that it
could not go through the house without the
change. This Is due to the difference of
pinion in the house delegation. The repre
sentatives are said to have gotten together
n the Thomas bill with tne amendment
allowing the officials to serve their terms.
.The amended bill will be reported favsft.
ably In the senate tomorrow.
Popular Election of Senators.
Senator King today offered a joint reso
lution memorialising congress to call a
constitutions! convention to propose an
amendment to the United States' constitu
tion providing for the election of United
States senators by a direct vote of the
people. The resolution ' recites the fact
that jmbllc sentiment Is strongly 'In favor
v Of the amendment, but that there appears
to be no prospect that congress Itself will
propose tho amendment to the states.
Hew Game l w.
The game law, known as II. R. 98, which
passed the senate today, Is a very stringent
measure and Is designed absolutely to cut
out commercialisation In the killing of
'game. The bill forblda the sale at all
times of game and fish protected by law
' and prohibits any person having such game
Doubling the Size of
Our Store
Oca ounce of Tomorrow U worth
pound of Yesterday. .
If you are sorry that jou did not
take advantage of the offerings of
this ,
yes erday, remember that you hare
still left tomorrow. Also reniem
bev that in the faco of these radi
cal reductiona our stock cannot
l;ut v? Jong.
Proi " tlon is necessary If
yon "r T:t the real choice of
Suitini Worth as Much as S50
Mads to Measure for 325
Suitiirjs Worth as Much as 540
Mais to Mjuure for S20
Phoae i-HMig. 11. 8C4-S0S So. ltth St.
Nest door U to Wsbssh Ticket omoe.
Bee, February 18, 107.
Dress Linings.
WHIRLPOOL SILK This very pop
ular material for lining purposes, drop
sklrU and petticoats. Is winning great
favor on account of Its superior wear
ing qualities. It Is a firm, handsome -material,
with beautiful morled effect,
beat quality. We have It In ail the
popular colors, besides black and
white 17-Inch.
Coming! Grand Special
; . Opening Sale.
Something entirely new Beautiful
New Taffeta Batiste The special Value
we are going to give next Monday will
make this a memorable event. They
will be displayed In our 16th street
window this week, giving you an op
portunity to examine them and" get
samples. Take them home and e!w
them to your friends who ar expert
judges, before day of sale. They have
merit of extraordinary character.
Open Saturday Evenings.
; 1
In his possession except during the open
season or five days thereafter. The bill
will prevent hunting for the market, which
the present law cannot reach. The senate
changed the bill slightly, but the change
did not affect the provisions In any way,
so It Is probable It will pass the house
within a few days. As there is an emer
gency clause attached to It, It will become
a law as soon as It Is signed by the gov
ernor. County Attorney's Salary.
The senate Judiciary committee reported
back S F. 189. by Aldrlch of Butler, an
act providing for the election, salary, de
fining the duties of county attorneys, with
a substitute for the entire bill. The orig
inal bill provided for the election of county
attorneys by the county boards and was
a companion bill to the bill to create the
office of district prosecuting attorney,
which was Indefinitely postponed this
The new bill provides that the county
attorney at the time of his election shall
be a person of not less than 80 years of
age, who shall be a practicing attorney
for at least five years previous to his
election. In counties having not more than
2,000 inhabitants no election of county at
torney shall be had, but the county board
Is authorised to appoint a county attorney.
The new bill contains the following salary
list, graded according to population of
New Present
Population. - Salary, Salary.
Not more than 1.000 t too
I 800
1,000 to 4.000 700
4,000 to 8,000 900
8.000 to WOOO 1.800
li.000 to 16,000 1,600
18,000 to 20,000... 1,700
20.000 to 30.000 1,800
30,000 to 40,000 2,000
40,000 and upwards 8.600
Where a county attorney has been en
gaged In tha courts of another county on
suits In which the state or county Is a
party, which have been transferred by
change of venue from his county to an
other, he shall be allowed . traveling and
hotel expenses while so engaged. The bill
as amended Is that the act shall not af
fect the salary of any county attorney now
In office.
The committee favored the Increase In
salaries on the ground that good talent
cannot be secured now for the salaries
paid at present. In many counties, It Is
said, considerable money Is paid every year
for the services of special counsel In Im
portant cases.
Most of Iy Put In on Routine Action
on Dills.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb., Feb. 13.-Speclal.)
Tho senate spent most of the morning ses
sion in committee of the whole considering
bills. Before going committee of tha
whole the following bills were place on
general file:
8. F. 102 By Patrick. Giving freeholders
outside cities and villages a choice n Is
suance of saloon licenses In country dis
tricts. 8. F. 81-By Root. Relstlng to the state
board of charities, amended to extend the
scope of the state board.
8. F. 2S0-By Aldrlch. The base ball bill,
amended to eliminate the local option fea
ture. Makes It a misdemeanor to "disturb
the peace of any person" by playing ball
on Sunday, and permits fishlnsr on Runriav.
a. r . oe ay rairicK. wiaKing judgments
void In ten years.
Under the head of bills on third reading.
the senate passed 8. F. 101. by Patrick, re
quiring licensing boards to revoke licenses
of saloonkeepers who violate the law re
lating to the selling of liquors. Thomas of
Douglas . cast the only vote against the
The senate then went Into committee of
the whole and acted on the following bills:
8. F. 142 By Sibley. To allow cities nf
from 1,000 to (.000 to vote waterworks
bonds by a majority vote instead of two
thirds vote. Indefinitely pastponed.
rt. k. w rronioiiing tne selling of any
time of fish and game protected by kiw
and the possession of game exceot In own
season or five days thereafter. Recom
mended to pass,
a F. 118 By Randall. Changing the In
terest on unpaid school land contracts from
to 6 per cent. Recommended to pass.
b. r -uy wilsey or frontier, to en
able cemetery associations to acquire land
by condemnation proceedings. Indefinitely
B. If. 08- Hy Wilts. To regulate the
driving of traction engines over the public
roads. Recommended for passage. .
The, committee on judiciary reported
favorably on a bill Introduced by Aldrlch
relating to county attorneys, after sub
stituting practically a new bill for it.
At the afternoon session the senate
passed H, R. 89, the bill prohibiting the
sale at any time of game and fish pro
tected by the game laws. There was no
opposition to the bill.
The senate than went Into CQminltte of
How to Start
Off the Day
tmdsnts of aTygleae Agree Oa the Bight
Kind of a Breakfast
Thinking people v are giving earnejt
thought how to start off each new day
I,) put themseive. i.i . possible
physical and mental condition for tholr
work. A host of the world's leadiug
scholars and authors on by glens have
written for our guidance ana ell an too
the ifiKht kind of a breakfast Is essential.
Aperfect breakfan i- 1 iiiuosnlbls
oiyr Maiia-Vita, the deliriously crisp, vl
tjlixlng whole-wheat food. Malta-Vita la
4fn wiple of the what. cleaned, thor
oughly steamed, then mixed with malt
.tract, which converts the star'h of the
N'ai into maltose, or malt sugar, thun
' rolled Into wafer-like' fUks rnd bak4
, crisp and brown the most deltclous, moJt
, healthful food In the 'world. Maltose is
nigiuy recommended by doctpra as x
tremely nutritious and the wsaaest stom
ach dlg-tts and assimilates It without ef
fort. M Uta-vita Is rich la maltose. All
grocers. now It cents
I the whole and acted on the following bills:
B. F. 25 By Thomas. To allow street
railway companies to buy and sell Inter
urban securities and to operate, purchase
and lease Interurban llnea; for passage.
8. F. 106 By Clarke. Abolishing capital
punishment; Indefinitely postponed.
Clarke's bill caused a heated discussion
over the question of capital punishment,
Clarke, Randall, Burns and Beckett speak
ing for the bill, and King, Epperson, Ald
rlch and Patrick against It. The' vote was
overwhelming In favor of Indefinitely post
poning the bill.
The following bills were Introduced ' In
the senate Wednesday: -
8. P. SO By O'Connell. Reduce Interest
on county warrants from 7 to 6 per cent
per annum.
S. F. a7 By Sackett of Gage. Placing
Gage county In the same etnas as Douglas
and Lancaster and providing for the fixing
of salaries of deputy county officials and
clerks by statute.
8. F. 30b By Aldrlch of Butler. Regu-
latlng the Issuing or purchase of any
stocks, bonds, or other securities by rail-,
way companies or common carriers operat
ing or doing business In the atate of Ne
braska. Requiring authorisation by state
railway commission of stock or bond Is
sues. 8. F. Sna By Clarke of Adams. Providing
that where a child la transferred from the
school district In which It resides to an
other, the parents or guardian may vote In
the district to which It Is transferred, ex
cept on questions of bond lasue.
8. F. 210 By Wilsey of Frontier. Grant
ing to the state railway commission power
to provide for and regulate the crossing of
electric and other wires over or under rail
road tracks.
8. F. 311 Bv Snckett of Qacre. Authorls-
I Ing mutual fire, lightning and- tornado In
surance companies to deposit money or
I securities with the state auditor for the
protection of policy holders.
8. F. RlJ-By Wilsey of Frontier. For
the - protection of trainmen by regulating
the construction and 'maintenance of tele
graph, telephone, elpctrle light or other
wires over railroad tracks.
S, F. 818 By King of Polk. A joint reso
lution, making application to the congress
of the United States for calling a conven
tion for proposing amendments to the con
stitution of the United States.
Lsirff "amber . of Bills Acted on In
Committer of the Whole.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 13.-(Speclal.) The house
voted on the following bills on final pas
sage: H. R. 60-By McMullen of Gage. Estab
lishing a bacteriological laboratory under
the direction of the State Board of Health
to he maintained at the State university;
H. R. 13 By Henry. Providing a way
for women suffrage; killed.
The speaker appointed the following com
mittee to Investigate the feasibility of a
binding twine plant at the state peniten
tiary: Quaokenbush, Jennlsonj Eller and
In committee of the whole the following
bills were passed on:
H. R. 75 By Davis of Cass. Taxing mort
gages; recommended for passage.
H. R. I25-By Fries of Howard. Levying
special voting tax of 83; recommended for
H. R. 183-By Ellcr of Washington. De
fining embezzlement of funds of fraternal
companies and prescribing punishment;
recommended for passage.
H. IR. 177-By LeVder of Douglas. 'Two
platoons for Omaha fire department; rec
ommended for passage.
H. R. 182 Bv Eller of Wiuhlnctnn. Pro
viding for redemption of real estate Bold
under tax sale: recommended for passage.
H. R. 132 By Brown of Sherman. Two
column ballot; recommended for passage.
H. R. 17 By McMullen of Gage. Open
meetings of Board of Regents; recom
mended for passuge.
H. It. 202 By E P. Brown of Lancaster.
Taxpayer may appeal. from excessive levy
without having appeared before the board;
recommended for passage.
H. R. 149-By Baker of York. Real estate
taxes become a lien on the property No
vember 1; recommended for passage.
The following bills were Introduced:
H. R. 332 By committee on corporations. J
v ificrnu cuipurauons irom wuiering
stock. f
H. R. S33 By Cone of Saunders, Per
mitting .the parole of dipsomaniac patients.
H. R. 334 By Cone of Huunders, Maklnir
It a criminal offense to sell, give or furnish
Intoxicating liquors or narcotic drugn to
any person under sentence as a dipsomaniac
or as an excessive user of narcotic drugs
Mim u provme penalties tor. tne violation
of said act.
H. R. 335-By Neff of Franklin. fBv re
quest.) Making juvenile court law apply to
all children under 16. whether Inmates of
Institutions or not.
H. R. 836 By committee On Judiciary.
The uniform divorce law, endorsed by tho
national congress on divorce.
H. R. $37 By Armstrong of Nemaha. To
repeal maximum freight rates law.
H. R. 3.18 By Eller of Washington. To
license Itinerant vendors of drugs, medi
cines, etc.
H. R. 3."9-By Klllcn of Gage. Salaries of
county officers.
H. R. 840 By Blystone of I-aneaster.
Soldiers' relief commission shall receive
exnenses In sddltlon to salary.
II. R. 841-By Poran of Garfield. To re
peal present certification law and reinstate
old law repealed two years ago.
H. R. 842 By Davis of Cass. To regulate
stallion service and the registration of
such animal. .
Some Notes Canirht In Corridors and
Cloak Itooms at Capitol.
.(From a Staff Correspondent. X
LINCOLN, Feb. IS. (Special.) Consider
able sympathy has been expressed for R: D.
Pollard, tho hard working tax commissioner
of the Burlington, who for seventeen yeira
Or more has. striven to convince the penple
of Nebraska In general and the members
of the State Board of Assessment In par
ticular, that the Burlington railroad Is not
worth near as much as it la cracked up to
be, over the admission of P. E. Bustls that
the returns made to the board for assess
ment were not the value placed on the
rood for fixing freight rates. Naturally
this remark will be remembered when the
board mrets next sprlrij and Mr. Pollard
will under the painful necessity of prov
ing Mr. Eustls, passenger traffic manager,
doesn't know what he was talking about
or make the same admission himself.
Notwithstanding the railroad men from
their standpoint put up plenty of figures to
back up the assertions they made about
the pamenger departments being a losing
proposition, at .the Conclusion of the d's
cusslon two men who have befen opposed
to the passage of the 2-cent bill remarked:
"I was against this bill, but since I heard
the talk I am fcr It."
Both said the fact that the railroads had
ooneented to sell mileage books at 2 cents
a mile, caused them to charge, however,
more than the arguments of the raJlread
men. Inasmuch, they argued, that If thoy
could sell to traveling men at t cents, they
could sell to all at that rate.
A reason for the Introduction by Senator
Randall of a bill to compel the Btite
Prd of Regents to obey the law and
furnish text ixuks to the students of the
State university at cost, is found In the
biennial report of the State Normal board,
which does this which the regents refuss
to do. The Normal board got Its rst In
stallment of books on credit and Since
that time out of the rental charged the
students and out of the money paid by the
students for books this debt has been paid
and the state has not been out one cent.
The report contains the following financial
statement of the text book library fund:
Balance on hand December 31. lf"4..f 42.31
Retail of books to students, spring.
term, 1904 170.09
Rental of books to students, spring
. . . - , n met
ittrm, iv jo 4w. tv
Rental of hooks to students, summer
term. 16 1.30
P-le of booWs to students 248.10
Fines for damaged books...
Rental for school years. 1HT5 WH . . . .
fale to students for years 19o6-lflr. .
ext book rental, summer term, 1906.
gftle to students, summer term 1!.
Text book rental, first semester, fall
Sale of text books, first semester,
fall 1908 .'
JSI ft
Total I2.7&1.M
It also contains statement from the board
regarding the renting of text books, which
the board does without a law com
peting It to act. This statement, together
with an Interesting line about fees charged
the students. Is timely Just now:
Renting of Text Books The experiment
started by -the board In the previous bl
ennlum of purchasing text books at whole
sale prices and renting them to the stu
dents for a nominal fee each semester
has been continued during Ue present bl
ennlum. The results are all that we could
wish. We chsrge 10 cents for each book
for a semester or If the student wishes
they can buy the books at the actual ooet
to the school. At the beginning of the
schckil year the student deposits 83. At the
end of the school year the deposit is re
turned less the rental fees, . By tenting
books they cost the student from 81 to
81. M pr yenr. To purchase the books
would rost -from 112 to 18 per year.
Fe.-s The board has practically elim
inated ail fees -save the unusual breakage
In the laboratory.
"I am Just looking over the republican
state platform," remarked Sackett of Gage
county, as he placed the platform in his
pocket. "1 was Just seeing how near we
were to, Carrying out Its pledges. I want
to see every plt-dge kept, even to the tax
ation of railroad terminals, and I believe
it Is about time It was being read to the
members In both houses."
Clarke of Douglas county had a long
conference with Governor Sheldon this
morning and the two discussed terminal
taxation. There Is every reason to believe
the governor will lend his great Influence
to seeing that this pledge In the republican
state platform Is carried out to the letter.
The Northwestern run In a new man
this morning In the person of R. R. Dixon
of O'Netl. vA..week ago Ous Humphrey
"telegraphed the O'Neill man to be sure
and be here on Tuesday morning. What
he Is doing here mixing with the legislators
can only be surmised, of course, even
though he Is the Northwestern local at
torney.. The executive committee of the Omaha
Commercial club by opposing the S-cent
rate bill embarrassed the Douglas delega
tlon, some members of which probably will
write the exeoutlve committee what they
think of Its action Just at this time when
there is such a fight on the terminal taxa
tion bill. One member of the delegation
"I can't think the Commercial club stands
behind the action of the executive commit
tee, I hope the action will be condemned
by the club proper. There are some mem
bers of the legislature who are pledged
to the 2-cent rate bill and Insist upon It
just aa strongly as our own delegation Is
pledged to the taxation of railway ter
minals. The Omaha Commercial club la
foolish to jump Into something which does
not concern It to any great extent. If the
club expects the Douglas delegation to
stand by the action of Its executive com
mittee It may just as well say goodby to
the taxation of railway terminals, even It
It Is a part of the party platform."
Speaker Nettleton has received the fol
lowing letter recalling a war Incident which
he' remembers welli
FORT WORTH, Tex., Feb. .-Hon. D.
M. Nettleton, Lincoln, Neb: Noticing In
the papers that you are the successful con
testant for the speakership of the house
of representatives of the state of Nebraska,
I note a! bo that you served In the Fourth
Illinois cavalry during the war between the
states, Abnui September, 1M4, I was cap
tured, by the p'ourth Illinois 'cavalry at
Tensas Ferry In NTensas Feirlsh, La. I
was a captain In the Tenth regiment of
Texas cavalry. I left my regiment at
Atlanta, Ua in August, llm, and was trav
eling across the country to Alexandria, La.,
when I was captured. I had crossed the
Mississippi river the previous night; had
Just crossed the Tensas river with Colonel
Wilkes and one or two others 'when a body
of about 1,500 federal troops appeared ta
front of us. The river being right behind
us we were compelled to surrender. Tho
expedition was in command of a lieutenant
colonel who was, in fact an officer of a
negro regiment. I do not remember his
name. I only remember the name of one
man In tha regiment. This was a tall,
powerful man whose name was Captain
Fink. He was then a man 40 years old, I
should think. I have often wished t had
kept the names of some of the regiment.
ine memrjers or tne f ourth lllino's cavalry
were kind to. me during the little time I
was In theln custody, To guard me. there
was detailed a boy not over IS) I should
think. I especially wish I had kept his
name. I did not know how soon we would
be mingling with each other, as though
we had never fought each other. I ma
meet this boy on the streets of my own
city evory day. There nre many people
here from Illinois and among them many
men who were In the United States army.
I remember so well and so pleasantly
the Fourth Illinois cavalry that I felt and
feel Inclined to congratulate you on your
election to the speakership. I note that
you were born In Ireland In November,
I was born In Georgia In April, 1840; have
lived In Texas since January, 1864. We are
approximately the same age.
I have the best of health and hope you
also have and that you will live many
years to wear worthily the honor of the
speakership of the house of your state.
Again congratulating you on your de
served elevation to the honorable position
occupied by you and wishing you many
years of peace and usefulness and success
as a reformer, I am with great resnect
your obedient servant. A. J. BOOTY,
Headache nnd Nenrnlsrtn from Colds
LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine, the world
wide cold and grip .remedy, removes cause.
Call for full name. Look for signature E.
W. Grove. 25c.
t Varnishes, stains and enamels at 25 per
cent discount from regular prices. Ken
nard Glass and Paint company, 15th and
Dodge streets.
DIAMONt'B-Frenxer. 15th and Dodge.
Missouri ElKht-Hour Law.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Feb. 18. The
house today nassed the bill annlvln the
eight hour law to all train dispatchers snd
teiegratin operators who handle the run
nine of railroad trains. The vote was iff
to 28.
Larks Things the Tiody Needs.
The valuable food elements required
to build up the nerves and brain are
found up under the shell of the wheat
and these parts the white flour miller dis
cards, because they slightly larken the
flour. It makes a big difference in. tho
body whether It Is fed the proper rood
elements or not.
A Mo. woman looked Into the matter
and fpund her weak stomach came from
too much "nice white bread." She writes:
"About 6 years' ago my health was very
poor, appetite all gone, my stomach, too
weak to digest what little I could eat;
everything soured, my nerves were Weak
and my heart skipped beats.
"The doctor treated me fWllv.r trouble
without much benefit and finally I had
nervous pnostration. I was very mtich
discouraged and feared I would never be
well again.
"Deciding upon a reform at once, and
having heard so much about Grape-Nuts
food for strengthening and building up
a broken down system, I began to eat It
and left off my white bread. It did not
r,our on my stomach as the white bread
had done.
"My stomach sqoji got better, my nerves
stronger and I commenced to gain every
way right along. It was a boon to me;
truly a nerve and brain builder. I have
many thanks to give to Orapo-Nuts and
Its originator for good health In my old
"I am 7 years old and ever since the
first time we placed Grape-Nuts food on
our table five years ago. It has always
been there. Our family like the rich nutty
taste and often eat It dry as well as with
cream. But there are many other ways of
preparing Grape-Nuts, and we never fall
to recommend this food to thpse with
tired and worn out brains and nervM."
Name given by Post urn Co., Battle Creek,
Mich. Read the little book, "The Rood to
Wellvllie.'" In pkgs. "There's a Reason.
Bcmatni of Viotimi af Larchrrotint Dis
aster Wathed Ab or or Fioked Up.
Latest Estimate Plaees Nnsaber ( thai
Dead aa4 Missing; at 1 Set
Charges Made Against
the Crew.
PROVIDENCE. ' K. I., Feb. 11-The
steamer Kentucky, bearing eighteen sur
vivors of the Larchmnnt disaster and forty
nine bodies of those who perished, reaohed
here this evening. The survlvers were
taken to hospitals, while the dead were
placed In morgues.
Physicians, after examining the bodies.
said that In numerous Instances death re
sulted from cold rather than drowning.
The unnatural position of the bodies
showed the terrible effects of the cold. One
body, that of a woman, was placed on a
slab, and as her head rested on it. her
hair, frozen solid, ' extended to the floor.
A careful compilation of figures shows
that 198 Uvea are known to have been
lost In the disaster. It Is known that there
were not less than 167 persons on boird
the steamer. Of that number only 19 sur
vived. Seventy-one bodies have been re
covered, thirty-eight of them having been
Identified. There are still 100 passengers
who are either missing or unidentified.
Chnrn-es Against Crew.
A statement by Fred Hlcrgeselt, an 18-year-old
boy, who, was returning to his
home, after having been a runaway for
nearly a year, contained the first direct
charge against Captain McVey and his
crew. Hlergesell declares Captain McVey's
boat was the first which left the sinking
steamer. He said he saw many women on
the hurricane deck rushing about helpless
and begging for life preservers. Many
women pleaded In vain with passengers and
crew to direct them to the lifeboats.
"My stateroom was almost at the point
of collision on the port side," said Hlerge
sell. "I was In bed with my clothes on and
when I rushed on deck I found the officers
reassuring the passengers and telling them
that they were In no Immediate dangetr.
The captain left the steamer In the very
first boat. The second boat was taken pos
session of by a gang of negro waiters.
These men seemed to have lost their heads
and so many of them crowded Into the boat
that It capsized as soon as It struck the
wster and I believe all were lost
"I got Into the third boat with five other
men. There were no oars In the boat and
we were obliged to drift with the wind and
the waves. We drifted for several hours
ey.i when we were near land a big wage
capsized the boat. The Ave men who were
with me were drowned, but as soon aw I
struck the water I began to swim, and
although my hands wore terribly froxen
and my feet felt like lead, I succeeded In
reaching -the beach whore some one
dragged me out of the water.
Hlorgesell's statement was not confirmed
by any other survivor, but he Insists he is
President Danbaugh tonight, said:
"The schooner was responsible for tho
collision. In view of the horrible condi
tions which prevailed Immediately after
the accident I am satisfied that the men
did all In their power to meet the situation
as conscientious and honorable men. It
appears from my Investigation, that the
schooner luffed right into the Larchmont
and caused the accident which resulted In
such great loss of life."
Bodies Picked I'p nt Sen.
BLOCK ISLAND, Feb. 13. Twenty-two
more bodlos of victims of the Larchmont
disaster were brought ashore late today by
fishing schooners.
The survivors of Monday night's disaster
off Watch' hill were today taken to Prov
Idence on the steamer Kentucky, where
they will receive medical treatment. Fifty
bodies recovered yesterday were also taken
aboard the steamer.
The Kentucky had Just cleared the har
bor when In came the schooners one after
another with their grewsome loads and
with their flags at half mast. - The little
Ufa saving stations were then onoe more
turned Into morgues. As on yesterday,
the surfboats were run out and the dead
were placed on the floor, side by side, to
await the arrival of another steamer to
carry them to Providence.
The bodies brought In today were, with
one exception, fully clothed, and in addi
tion had life preservers strapped to them.
The victims evidently had remained on
board the Larchmont longer than those
hose bodies were recovered yesterday.
All were encased In Ice. To remove this
covering the life savers worked long and
patiently in the hope of making Identifi
cation as easy' as possible.
Injured May Recover.
Purser Ascar A. Young still maintained
today there were from 125 to 150 passengers
on board the steamer when it left New
York for Providence and that most of the
survivors were Inclined to support his
figures rather than these of Captain Mc
Vey, who estimated the number at from
fifty to seventy-five. From some of the
surviving officers It was learned that the
Larchmont carried a crew of fortyrflve
men, of whom only ten are accounted for
This means that of a total of 150 to toO
people aboard the Larchmont, nine passen
gers and ten sailors have survived. Their
condition Is pitiable, but physicians are
almost' In constant attendance upon the
sufferers and express confidence that none
of the injured Is likely 'to succumb.
One of the ship's officers stated that the
Larchmont carried eight lifeboats and four
life rafts. At 8 o'clock today It was be
lieved that five of these boats and one
raft had bee'n accounted for.
There are only two women among the
survivors. Mrs. Harris Feldman of New
York and Miss Sadie Gallup of Boston.
During the night the coast guards from
the two life saving stations, aided by . a
larger number' of the populace, patrolled
the beach and ' wster front for bodies.
Every corpse ihat came ashore was Incased
In ice several Inches thick.
Two larTlrors oa Wreck.
On a piece of the after deck of the
steamer were picked up two survivors and
s dead man, all that remained of sixteen
who had sought refuge on the frail support.
Little hope was fult that occupants of
the missing lifeboats and rafts had sur
vived the fearful cold, which moderated
but slightly during the night.
Nearly all the surviving passengers in
terviewed agree that the crew and officers
behaved Well. With .the first shock and
the Inrush of water and escape of steam
from the broken main steam pipe. Captain
McVey realised the scope of the accident
The crew was called to quarters, each man
springing to his ststlon ss tha call to desert
the ship was taken. Panic-stricken pas
sengers, s roused from sound sleep, rushed
wildly on deck and mobbed the boats and
rafts, men and women fighting each other,
forgetful of all but the primal Instinct of
self-preservation. Some of the male pas
sengers recovered from their first fright
and assisted In the work of caring for the
women and children first. Many were
suffocated below In their quarters by the
steam or drowned beneath the deck.
Within ten minutes the boats were away
from the ship's side, Just as it settled low
In the water with the waves dashing over
it. Th bitter cold and high seas com
pleted the work of destruction and the
little band of people who got away from
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the Larchmont died In groups, and In the
helpless drift In the bitter cold. It became
the old story of "the survival of the
. Sorvtvln Woman Talks.
Mrs. Feldman of Providence, ene of the
survivors, Is quoted as follows:
"My God I I shall never forget that mo
ment. We all seemed so helpless, so ut
terly beyond human aid. 'In the agonised
cries ot frightened women and the shouts
of men I suddenly felt my husband seise
my arm and force me to where they had
started to lower the captain's boat. Men
were climbing . In, but my husband and
some man I don't know lifted me In.
. "I can never forget those cries of anguish
and terror that arose from those who sank
with, the ship that disappeared like magic,
under those white-capped waves. As the
steamer sank I could hear some sweet
voiced woman singing .a gospel hymn. It
was 'Onward, Christian Soldiers.'
"Just .as soon as ws got away from the
lost, ship the waves began to break over
us and we were drenched to the skin. The
salt water frose on us and I began to
prav that I might' die, but God. was very
merciful to me. My husband and another
man would slap me and kept rubbing my
arms and body. I think It saved their
lives ss well as my own, for It kept our
blood In circulation.
"After untold sufferings ws finally got
Parser's Story Disjointed.
Purser Toung can tell only a disjointed
story. He stated he was below In his
room going over the freight bills when the
shock camev He hurried to the deck, only
to be caught In Indescribable confusion.
Running below again, he found nearly all
the rooms and the saloon filled with steam
from the broken pipes. Passengers rushed
out of their staterooms half dressed, or
with only their night clothes on. The
water was rising rapidly and soon the
beds on the saloon deck were afloat. The
rising water caught many of the passen
gers who wars unable to force their a way
up the already crowded stairs.
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Wednesday night. When the flood embargo
was temporarily lifted a freight wreck
blocked the track for several hours, and
the trnln due from the west in the morning
arrived In the evenln twelve hours lata.
The water was running over about a
quarter of a mile of tho Union Paciflo
tracks, but there was no Indication that It
was going to take away any of the track.
Two Burlington bridges were washed
away during the day, tha rne at Schuyler
and the one at Columbus, both on branch
lines. The river was out of Its bsnks for
mlUs and farmers along the Iswlands were
fleeing for their lives, for never In recent
years was the river so high. The trouble
started with the Ice going out of the Loup
river and the ice In the Platte was break
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