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TIIE OMAHA DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, MARCH
J. A. SUNDERLAND FAILS BAR
teomi If eitbn of Ail geJ Cc si "ru-t Tri-d
on Cunt? racr (L: ie
CASE CCM.S B.flRE JUDGE TRIP
hen One More Juror la Srrnrrd
Trial May rroceed, Bnlter Pri-
He In a Made Than la
As oon a one more Juryman la secured
la Ihe alleged trial of the Coal trust, whit h
la now being heard In the district court
before Judge Troup, with J. A. Sunderland
as defendant, the arguments will bt-gln
and testimony will be heard. The defense
ha exhausted all Ita peremptory challenges
and bit one remains for the state to com
plete the Jury. When adjournment wae
taken last evening eighteen men were In
the Jury box, o those who had been per
emptorily challenged do not know them
selves, but will have to wait until the
other Jury list Is drawn this morning,
when all who are not wanted will be ex
cused. The present case Is moving much faster
than the previous one, which dragged
heavily before a Jury was secured.
There are more than fifty defendants in
all Involved In these cases, and many
of them were present at the opening of the
trial. The suit against Samuel E. Howell,
which waa tried In December and reaulted
In a verdict of guilty, was the first of the
cases tried. The grand Jury returned the
Indictments last September.
With the exception of Attorneys W. J.
Connell and John F. Stout, all the others
participating In the trial are different from
those In the Unwell case. The latter waa
before Judge Button and waa prosecuted
by County Attorney Slabaugh. Admlnln
trillions changed on the first of the year
and the present trial Is before Judge Troup,
who now haa the criminal docket, and Is
prosecuted by County Attorney English. In
addition to Mr. Connell and Mr. St&ut, H.
H. Baldrlge Is acting as special counsel
for Mr. Sunderland.
Sot Yet, bat Moan.
The day was taken up In securing a Jury.
Tho monotony of this proceeding waa some
what broken when Mr. Connell waa ex
amining one of the men, Frank J. Jumper,
a draughtsman for the Union Pacific. He
bad answered that he was not a "house
keeper," but boarded.
"I suppose there la no immediate pros
pect of your becoming a conaumer of
coal?" asked Mr. Connell, with a smile.
"Yes, sir, In about a week," replied Mr.
Ju.nper, promptly, and the bailiff had diffi
culty In rsetorlng order.
It Is a matter of passing Interest that
Mr. Jumper may have to postpone his wed
ding If he is drawn as a Juror and the
Jury Is kept as closely guarded as In the
Howell case. Judge Troup did not Inti
mate whether he would insist on auch
close confinement of the Jury In the pres
"Thla case will run smoothly," said W. J.
Connell. "It will be a real trial and not a
vaudeville show.- aa Judge Sutton charac
teriha ihe trial of Mr. Howell. Tou aee,
1 Wr. trying this case and am not debarred,
aa Judge Sutton aought to have me.
Three derland Brothers.
Seated around Mr. Sunderland were his
two brothers, Ralph and L. C. 8underland,
and all took an active Interest In selecting
the Jury, especially the defendant, who
held whispered conferences with his three
attorneys on each peremptory challenge.
Within the rail were many of the coal men
who are similarly charged with Mr. Sund
erland. , They are all especially interested
and often hold conferences with the de
fendant and his counsel; giving what In
formation they can concerning the tales
Henry Kuhn, a farmer ' from north of
Florence, established a record for ex
aminations. He has not heard of the case
and was passed with about two questions
from each side.
Christ Durr. an employe of the t'nlon
Pacific for the last thirty-five years, was
challenged by Mr. Connell because he was
over 60 years of age and a little hard of
healing. Judge Troupe ordered him from
Both Attorney Connell and County At
torney English seemed to be aavlng their
Tolcea for later in the case aa both stood
lose to the Jury box and spoke In a con
versational tone, which made it hard for
the spectators to hear.
Don't All Kick at Once.
"Por.'t all kick at once; it makes quite
chorus when you all kick at once," was
Mr. English's remark when all three at
torneys for the defense were on their feet
at one time. Mr. ' English had challenged
Clnrke Powell for cause. The court would
not allow 'the challenge and Mr. Connell
waived his examination. Mr English
wianra 10 continue nia examination, wnen
all three attorneys Jumped to their feet
at once. After further examination Mr.
Powell waa excu-od because he thought
his friendship for some of the defendants
might Influence his verdict.
Henry Melkles of South Omaha, an em-
makes life a burden, as thousands of
suffering men and women know. Food
does not do any good. There is no
energy for business or pleasure. Head
ache, sleeplessness, yellow skin, coated
tongue Indicate that the liver jis not do
ing its work and the bile is not being
carried off. -
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which is purely-a vegetable compound,
is an absolutely safe and permanent
cure for all inflammatory and other
diseases of the liver. It corrects the
functional trouble by increasing the
low of bile into the bowels to a
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removes all the waist material and ob
structive agents witb'n the circulation
and structure of tho liver, and by its
tonic gad purifying properties brines to
a condition of perfect harmony all the
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In diseases of the liver, the bowels
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of WARNER'S SAFE CURE will be
ant postpaid o any one who will
write WARNER'S SAFE CURE CO.,
ROCHESTKR, N. Y.. and mention hav
ing seen tbU liberal offer In The Omaha
I plove of the street railway, said he had
surh a set opinion In the ease he could
i not render a fair verdict end he was asked
I to stf p nslde.
Percy Ambler. In charge of the feed
yards of the -tock ysrds company, said
his friend hip for the coal dealers of
South Omaha who were Indicted would
hinder him from rendering a fair verdict.
He was told to step aside.
J. A. Taggart had formed a fixed opinion
and was excused.
W. W. Allen, 1418 North Twenty-fourth,
h.id served on the panel last fall Judge
Troup said he did not think the law com
pelled him in excuse the Juror ns long
ns the Juror did not ask It, but he let him
Tan Custer was asked by Mr. English
If he d'd not think he was not able to
stand a "hard case of this kind," and when
he replied he did not know he was excused.
END OF CONGRESS
(Continued from First Page.)
the president only gets a percentage of
what he wants."
Mr. Roosevelt then told Mr. Fuller that
the measure waa 4 step In the right direc
tion and he hoped It would result In more
sweeping legislation In the future. After
attaching his signature to this bill the
president chatted with members of his
cabinet and other visitors for a short time,
leaving the capltol at 12:28 on his return
to the White House.
Closing; In Senate.
Senator Beverldge called up a lengthy
bill for the protection of game In Alaska.
The reading of the measure was demanded
by Mr. Culberson and had proceeded foe
five minutes when It was suggested by
Senator Carter that It would be Impossible
to get the bill engrossed before noon, even
If It were offered.
"I wish to call attention to the fact that
the bill must necessarily be amended." said
Senator Clapp. "It gives no protection to
wondehucks and there Is no exception
ngalnst the penalty for men who kill ducks
and prairie chickens In self-defense."
The; bill was withdrawn amid laughter.
The closing exercises in the senate did
not begin until six minutes after noon.
Previously Senator Hale had secured the
adoption of a Joint resolution authorizing
a committee of senators and representa
tives to wait upon the president and Inform
him that the work of the Fifty-ninth con
gress was finished, "unless the president
haa some other communication to make."
Senators Hale and Pettus were appointed
on this committee. The adjournment hour
had passed when they took their places
in the center aisle and announced that the
president had been communicated with and
that he had replied that he "haa no further
Senator Allison at this point took the
presiding officer's chair and Mr. Fairbanks
retired to the vice president's room. Sen-'
ator Blackburn, the minority leader, took
"Speaking for the minority aide," he aald,
"it afforda me great pleaaure to offer a
resolution, which expresses the experience
I have had and I am quite aure voices the
sentiment of every senator in this cham
ber, bearing testimony to the courtesy, the
fairness and the ability with which our,
presiding officer has discharged the func
tions of his office."
The resolution tendered the thanka of the
senate to Vice President Fairbanks for the
dignlrted, impartial and courteous manner
In which he haa presided over the senate's
deliberations during the present session.
The resolution was unanimously adopted.
The vice president then reappeared and
replying to the resolution aald:
If the chair haa been able to convince
the senate of his impartiality In the dis
charge of the duties which devolve upon
him and which are often delicate and diffi
cult he Is gratified in full measure.
The chair desires to place upon the rec
ords his testimony In behalf of those sen
ators whose service In the senate is about to
terminate for their unwavering devotion to
the public Interest while here and to wish
them many years of further usefulness to
The clialr wishes for those who remain
In the senate and now enter upon their va
cation after arduous public duty, health and
a safe return. They have, well earned the
approving Judgment of ihelr large constit
uency by their intelligent and complete
consecration to the public service.
The senate of the United States has well
vindicated its cluim to the popular ap
proval by Its wise, careful and patriotic
consideration of many questions of largo
concern to t lie government and the people.
Kacli passing session Justifies the wisdom
of the futhers who established the senate
as one of the essential safeguards to Ameri
can institutions and one of the assurances
of the political welfare of the people.
The hour which by law terminates the
second session of the Fifty-ninth congress
having arrived the chair declares the senate
adjourned without day.
Rlnalnw In the Hons.
"My Countiy Tls of Thee" rang out In the
house aa the clock was turned back fifteen
nilnulea in order that the bill limiting the
hours of labor for railroad employes might
hf enrolled. A recess waa ordered and then
the songs began. Hundreas or waving flags
in the hands of the members made a stir
ring picture. The galleries Joined in the
chorua and made the chamber ring. The
apeaker called Mr. Clark of Mlasouri to
the chair. Mr. Williams of Mississippi, the
minority leader, arose and said . that an
other congress was 'about to die; that the
work performed by the Fifty-ninth con
gress would stand aa the best work the
nation, haa had In many years.
. Then he spoke of the apeaker.
"The speaker whom everyone loves for
his big brain,' his big heart and his Im
Mr. Williams then presented a resolution
thanking Speaker Canon for the intelligent,
consistent and impartial manner In which
be had presided.
Mr. Cannon was thereupon escorted In,
while the chamber rang with applause.
With a tremor in his voice the speaker
I thank you. gentlemen, for your kind
lie in the deed and words of this day, but
even more cordlully do 1 thank you for
your unswerving and constant friendship
during every one of the laborious and
evjiuful days of the Forty-ninth congresn.
Borne congressmen have done their work
under the siren of national trlsl and even
national disaster; It haa been our good
fortune to do our work in a period of
prosperity su abounding as to surpass all
the Imaginings of the uiL The states
men of the days of stress will
always have first place In the af
fections of the people. and rightly
ao, but the men who with loyalty and
devotion strive to keep a mighty nation in
the pathway of prudence and common sense
while prosperity abounds on every side, the
Iralalature of the country have troubles
not always understood or sympathised with
by the people, but which you Well know if
lu Hie two years now cloaed years event
ful In the precedents set In these legislative
hall, and we hope and believe eventful for
the good that may come to the people
theretrom your fidelity to your own duty
and your intelligent appreciation of my
duty, even alien it hu croseed some of
your cherished purposes, haa been c instant
encourttgtjn";.t and aupport. In bidding
you farewell I wish to expies to you my
appreciation of this and to wish you in
the (mure all success and all usefulness In
your chosen wains of life.
And now in pursuance of the require
ments of the constitution I declare the
house of representatives adjourned without
Miners' Defense limit Meet.
BAN FRANCISCO, March 1 The first
mass meeting of the Miners Defense league
was held at Walton's pavilion yesterday
afternoon and was attended by over t.uuO
union UIki men. Eighty-four labor uniona
were ornclally represented by appointed
delfgates and many unions by their entire
membership. Indignation was expressed
over what Is termed "the kidnaping of
Moyer. Haywood and Pettlbone by the
Idaho authorities, with the connivance of
Ihe governor of Colorado, aad the fact that
the leadere of the Western Federation of
Miners have been held so long; without
How Many "Lanpher Hats" Will
Be Sold Spring Season 1907?
TO WIN YOU NEED NOT GUESS THE EXACT NUMBER THE NEAREST GUESSES COUNT
' THIS IS NO LOTTERY "EVERYBODY MAY GUESSAND EVERY GUESS WILL BE
CONSIDERED WHAT WE WANT AND ALL WE WANT IS THAT DISCRIMINATING
HAT. WEARING MEN SHALL KNOW THE MERITS OF"
$500 IN PRIZES
let PIM7F For the Exact Nnmber,
1LM riuLL or Nearest Gness
$250 IN CASn "'
or Fur-lined Overcoat (wholesale value $275) of
very finest Imported black Kersey with plucked otter
lining and unplucked otter collar with wide facing,
mads to order;
or a fur coat according to the winner's wishes, and
equal In value.
On! DDI 7 17 For the Nearest Gaess
lUl rUUiL After the First Prize,
$150 IN CASH
or Fur-lined Overcoat (wholesale value 165) of
finest imported black doeskin, dipped plucked otter
lining, unplucked otter collar and facing, made to
or a fur coat according to the winner's wishes, and of
The firm of Lanptier, Skinner & Co., of St. Taut Is one of the oldest
and largest Hat Wholesalers and Fur Manufacturers in the West. We
wholesale hats of all kinds Men's Hats, Boys' Hats and Children's Hats;
Winter Caps of Fur and Cloth and Summer Hats of Straw and Fiber
Soft Hats and Stiff Hats Slouch Hats, Cowboy Hats, Telescope Hats all
these and others in various shapes, styles, colors and prices hats, hats,
But there is one particular line of Hats that we take particular pride
in they bear the Lanpher Brand and are our best and highest priced bats.
We speak of them always as the
For the Nearest Gaess
Alter the 1st & 2nd Prize
$100 IN CASH
"" I. Ul... -IIM.I. , .
-. rif1lTiAf1 Hvorpno whnlp&n In VA.1 HA 1 1 1 0 1 of
VI A Ul IIUVU w-jsww- " ' an
fine imported XXXX black doeskin, selected dipped H
muBkrat lining, unplucked otter collar and facing,
made to order;
or a fur coat according to tb.4 wlnner'B wishes, and
of equal value.
The alternative Is also given to winner to
select ladles furs of equal value, if preferred.
It Is of these "Lanpher Hats" that we speak these that we mean when we
ask you to guess "Bow many Lanpher Hats will be sold this springy"
We know it is not an easy matter for you to tell how many "Lanpher
Hats" will be sold, but in order that you may have some Idea to begin on
we suggest a little Inquiry on this line:
How many merchants are there in the Northwest say. In Minnesota, the
Dakota,. Montana, Idaho and Washington, western Wisconsin and those parts ( f
Iowa and Nebraska commercially connected with St. Paul wholesale houses?
In nearly every one of the towns covered one or more of the leading dealers
sells the "Lanpher Hats." Ask your own dealer how many "Lanpher Hals" he
will sell this year in view of the advertising and the interest In the Lanpher Hat
Then do a little figuring do as much figuring as you can, and get aa much
additional Information as you can then let your judgment fix the figure.
, Tou can put more or less time and study into this matter. It Is up to you.
Get the best information you can; and the
"Lanpher Hats" the better we will be pleased.
Of course, It would be nice for you to try
more you think and talk about
"Lanpher Hat", but that Is not
0W YOU MAY WIN
Rules of This Free Guessing Contest
RULE IN You must be interested enough in the
tual or implied, In this contest you do not pay a
cent; you need not wear a "Lanpher Hat" you
need not wear any hat. You may be of any race,
color or citizenship. 1
RULE II you muBt bo Interested enough In the
Lanpher Hat to
1 Go to any retail dealer who sells Lanpher Hats
and ask him for a Lanpher Hat Guess Blank;
theae blanks are free and any Lanpher Hat dealer
will Klve one to you.
3 Write on this blank your gueBs of the number
of Lanpher Hats that will be sold between Jan. 1
and July SI, 1907, as shown by the account books
of Lanpher, Skinner & Co., St. Paul. Wholesale
Hats and Fur Manufacturers.
3 You send this blank by mail to us.
RULE III Your guess will be filed and, as soon as
possible after July 31, 1907, it will be referred, with
all other gueeses received, to a committee of three
well-known merchants who will make the award
according to the rules and In equity and fairness
to all contestants. In case two persons guess the
correct number, then the first and second cash prizes
will be added together and divided equally between
these two persons; In case three or more persons
guess the correct number, then all three of the
cash prizes will be divided between all persons so
guessing correctly. The same rule will apply to
gueeses most nearly correct in number.
RULE IV You may make only one guess; but you
may change your figures by writing a letter to
Lanpher, Skinner & Co. at any time before July
15, 1907, stating your first guess and your revised
guess of the number, giving your name and ad
dress. (You must give your first guess aa well as
tha new one, aa guesses will be filed numerically.)
RULE V If you cannot get a Lanpher Hat Blank,
you may write us, enclosing 4c In stamps, and we
will mail you a blank free; or the same questions
may be written out and answered, if you will state
where and to whom you have applied for a blank
and why you did not get it. '
CARMEN GET FLAT REFUSAL
Union Beceivss Final, Ueeatm te Proposal
for Written Contract.
COMPANY REITERATES ORIG'NAl WORD
Employes Will Meet Thursday to De
dal Whather They Will Re
sort to Strike to Com
So far as the Omaha & Council Bluffs
Street Railway company la concerned those
of Ita street car men who are members of
the union may now oroceed with their
union. While frankly stating to all our em
ployes that we would prefer that they
should not join the union, we
have always maintained that the same
treatment would be accorded to all
our employes, whether union or nonunion,
and that no discrimination would be made
for or against elfiier faction. This promise
goes into executive session. You are in
vited to come and Join with your fellow
workmen and have a voice and vote. Re
member you must be a member to draw
the strike benefit paid by the international
organization. Hear in mind the impor
tance of these meetings. Kery man should
rome in and have a vote on this most
has been glvtn in good faith to more than Important question. Remember the ma-
half of our employes, who do not belong
to the union and Who do not wish to join,
and we will .never place ourselves in a posi
tion where we cannot accord to them the
same protection and all the privileges that
we grant to union men. We therefore
shall not in any event, either by verbal or
written contract, recognize or deal with
our union employes In any manner different
from our nonunion employes.
For a short tune past the employes have
been requested to give a promise on enter
ing our service that they would not join
the union. This promise will not In future
be exacted, nor will past promises of this
character be vonsideied binding, but we re
serve for the olilcers of our company the
same rights we grant to its empioes. We
shall not attempt In the future, as we have
not in the piist, to conceal Irom our em
Dlans to strike, for the company has lssuea pioyes or men entering our service mm
Us ultimatum in final answer to the j wodprefer not to have our employe.
mands of the union mai ins kuuivj
Into a written contract with it tor
Vlnu-A nhon" The company's answer
the same as It has been all along a posi
tive refusal to make auch contract. It of
fers to treat with the unlop men and non
union men Individually and on an equal
footing, but not to go any further than
The company maintains the large ma
jority of its men are nonunion, that the
union haa only some 1T5 out of over 609
employea, while the union claims 90 per
cent of the men.
lltluiatnm of Company.
The company's ultimatum followa:
A demand haa been made by the union
employee of thla company that a contract
be signed by the company granting to them
special privileges not given to nonunion
men. The omcers of this company have
refused to execute this or any other con
tract with the union men in Ita employ.
As this refusal is final and will be adhered
to without deviation In the future. It is
but fair to all our employes that we slate
the reasons for the position our company
has taken. For more than thirty years the
business of this company was conducted
harmoniously and satisfactorily without ti e
existence of a union. When the union was
organised we were Informed by an Inter
national officer that no dlscnmina Ion would
be demanded against those e niploye. who
did not Join the union; that in many cities
throughout the country both union and non
..... nriiui in harmony together.
Kelylng on these statements the officers of
the company then announced the policy
which haa been pursued regarding the
Hy order of executive board.
F. MICHELSKN, Secretary.
Feel In k In Connell DlniTs.
Talk among the Council Bluffs employes
of the street railway company yesterday
was to the effect that a walkout of the
union conductors and motormen would take
place either Thursday night or Friday
morning, if by that time a settlement of
the differences between them and the of
ficers of the company was not reached.
A number of the conductors and motor
men on this side of the river are not mem
ber of the union, but the union men say
the majority of these will go out with them.
The electrical workers, it is said here,
probably will go out with the conductors
and the motormen if the latter do.
Creme de Milk
Is the perfected foi. U Is a!i nu
trition. Not a alug-le particle 1
waste, lut every grain of tha choo
ola, and every drop of tha ereont
of tkt milk of whion it is mace,
helps to build up soma part of the
body and repair the wear of dally
tear. It is a sweet-meat aod at the
same time a food. Made in accord,
oca with tha National Pur Food
Law, Sold every where by grocers,
rlrugglita and confectioner. In
five- and ten-cent packag-ea - .
BUST KZ& llOTIIU, Io, atfra,
4S te 41 Weal SOta UU Tork
Basis of Opposition.
Our opposition Is bused on the fact that
since the union was formed there has been
continual friction amung our men and lre
quent complaints have been made, both by
union und nonunion men, of threats, annoy
ances and persecutions alleged to have
been practiced by both factions. It has
been impossible to maintain such discipline
as the character of the business in which
tho men ate employed demands. Accidents
have been more frequent on account of thld
lax discipline and the claims for damages
against our company have greatly In
creased. We have been asked to reinstate
union employes who have been discharged
for placing the property of the company
and the lives of passengers in jeopardy
through carelessness. On the other hand,
nonunion employes have, in some cases,
attempted to violate the rules of the com
pany Lecauiie of the fact that they did not
belong to the union. The officers of this
company have Instructed its superin
tendents to enforce to the beat of their
ability the rules of the company and main
tain discipline among the men Impartially
and regardlers of the fact of whether or
not they belonged to the union. The policy
of thi company In this regard will be tho
same In the future aa it has been In the
past, as long aa present conditions prevail,
but if these conditions are changed and our
union men should quit our employ, from
that time forward this company will only
retain in Its employ men who do not be
long to the union.
The policy of this company has been to
pay Its employes the highest wages pos
sible, giving to its older men the advantagea
of a graded scale. Several voluntary in
creases have been made In the pay of our
employes, b'Jt regardless of conditions their
pny has never 'been reduced. During the
ias't depression and panic, when many other
corporations reduced the pay of employes,
this company continued Its wage scale.
hi.'h vai then and still Is the highest pay
to like employes laboring under similar
conditions to those existing In our city.
Such voluntary Increases of the pay of "our
employes will be made In the future as the
business of the company will Justify.
We desire no disruption of the pleasant
relations which huve always existed be
tween the officers and the men in the em
ploy of thla company. We will at all times
insure to all our men, whether union or
nonunion, the most careful consideration of
their respective rights. But regardless of
what the results may be we will not place
ourselves In a position where we cannot
Croieet the old and faithful men wno nave
een In the service of this company for
many years and who do not belong to nor
I wish to join the union. We therefore have
refused to sign the coniraci preiemeu vy
OMAHA A COl'NCIL BLUFFS STREET
By Q. W. WATTLES, Vice President.
The company. It Is reported. If It wins
thla strike, will employ only nonunion men
In the future. -
"This Is our answer to the company's
I ultimatum," said Becretary Mlchelsen of
the carmens' union, as he presented to a
reporter for The Bee thla notice:
Notice t Street Car Men: Ulvision No.
2fc, Amalgamated Association of street
and Electric Railway Employes of Amer
ica, has ordered two special meetings to
be held at Washington hall. Eighteenth
and Harney streets, Thursday. March 7,
1S07. at 2 o'clock p. m. and k o'cloca v. m.
Reinemler the demands of the union are
now before the officers of the company,
and the time limit for reply to the same
is set for twelve (1!) o'clock, noon, rf
the date of these meetings. The object
of these meetings Is to take the final vote
to determine whether or not this union
will atrtka for ita rights. Every motor,
man and conductor employed by the
Cnnaha a Council Bluffs btreet Railway
will be riven an opportunity to
join lb organisation before each meeting
WELCH TO COMMAND CADETS
Begalar Officer from Fort Crook to
Sneered Captain gtogadall,
Captain William E. Welch of the Thir
tieth United States infantry wt.a last
evening appointed by the Board of Educa
tion aa commandant of the High School
Cadets to succeed Captain R. R. Stogsdall,
whose resignation was accepted by the
board without any reference to Mr. Btogs
dall's trouble. The recommendation that
Captain Welch be appointed was offered
by Member Detweiler. Before the vote
was taken, Mr. Lindsay suggested that
some competent Omaha man be nt least
considered. In view of the fact that Cap
tain Welch Is under orders to leave Fort
Crook on June 30 and that Captain Fran
cis J. Ellison of Omaha made application
for the position. Mr. Lindsay had no
support, so he voted for Captain Welch,
the vote being unanimous.
F. W. Judson, who was elected nt the
last meeting of the board to succeed 1. R.
Ennis, resigned, took his seat last even
ing and was assigned by President Rice
to the various committees on which Mr.
The board received an Invitation to at
tend the aeml-centennlal exercises to bo
held this evening In the council chaniber.
The board was advised that the high
school clock is In a dangerois condition,
the cable supporting the weights being
unsafe. The committee on buildings and
property was given the communication
and Instructed to Investigate.
The Teachers' Annuity association
asked permission to gather waste pape-
from the various schools and dispose of
the earns for the benefit of the association.
This waa referred to the committee cn
buildings and property.
BASSETT LETS ILDEST SON
Also Cecum Fririlsre of Paring f oiti of
- Wife's uit
WOMAN KEEPS RICE AND LAWRENCE
Attorney for Mr. Baasett Ask Conrt
to Enjoin Both Parties from
Taking; Possession of
Other Two Children.
Charles C. Baasett was awarded the cue-'
tody of his oldest boy, Chester, by Judge
Redlck in the district court Monday morn
ing. Tha cuatody of the aecond boy. Rice,
S year of age, waa given to Mr. Baaaett.
The father did not want the youngest child,
Lawrence, which he aaya la not hia, and
this one will atay with the mother.
On of the saddest scene ever witnessed
in the court waa the aeparatlon of theae
children after the long legal battle for their
possession. The substance of the decree
had been Intimated to Mrs. Bassett be
fore It wa read. She and the two boys
were seated in the court room. All were
weeping and the moaning or Cheater rose
above all other sounds. The children had
not seen their father alnce May 11, 1904
until a few days ago when he had gone
away on hi annual field trip, leaving them
happy and with no Intimation of trouble.
Naturally the boy did not want to leave his
Mr. Baaaett and the two boys went Into
Judge Redlck's office while the decree was
read. Cheater's moans rose to shrieks,
which made the hearing of the decree diffi
cult Th extreme ycuith of the aecond boy waa
the reason given for leaving him In his
mother's possession. Mr. baasett 1 ordered
to pay $20 a month alimony for th sup
port of Rice, beginning March B.
Traaedy In Real Life.
Cheater Baasett said "goodby" to bis
mother Monday afternoon In th office of
her attorneys, Baxter ft Van Duaen, and
waa taken to Mr. Basaett'a apartment In
the Her Grand hotel by Judge Baxter and
delivered Into the custody of his father, in
accordance with the decree of the court.
The boy waa said to have been very much
affected upon parting with his mother, but
DIES AT DOOR OF HOSPITAL
Creston Heeve, Native of Omaha, Boa
of Doualas County' First
Creston Reeves, a native of Omaha, eon
of the first sheriff of Douglas county and
63 years of age, died on the threshold of
the county hospital at T p. m. yesterday.
Reeves, who has been living with a sister,
Mr. Williams, at 1819 North Twenty-third
treet, wa born In Omaha. He learned
the painter' trade. He wa a widower.
Hi health became Impaired sometime ago
when lung trouble claimed him aa Ita prey.
Yesterday the ambulance was sent for and
he was taken to the county hnepllal. Two
policemen accompanied tha ambulance. No
sooner had th men got their patient across
the doorway of the hospital than he died.
Body Sent to Old Mom.
Tha kiviv nf Mrs. Frank Walla of Albla.
Neb who died at the Omaha General hoa-..ii-i'
aundav. was sent Monday to Albla
for burial. Mrs. Walla was yearr of axe
and bad been receiving treatment In Omaha
for a severe uiacsa.
ta In a
d. to Mr.
stood the ordeal bravely and aald: "Uoodhy
mamma, don't you Worry about me and
don't feel bad because I have to leave
you." It wa also said that he told his
father, after arriving at the hotel about
8 p. m., that he hated to leave hi
because he felt that she needed him.
The court also taxed the cost
present case wherein Mrs. Bassett
plaintiff and which was dismissed
Bassett for the reason that the decision in
the Washington case In which Mr. Bassett
secured a divorce declared her guilty of a
crime of which she sought In the present
case to prove her innocence.
Attorney Baxter for Mrs. Hanson Imme
diately asked the court to enjoin Mr. Bhs
sett from interfering with or attempting to
get possession of hia daughter, whom Mrs.
Bassett left with her sister In Denver, or
his son, whom Mrs. Bassett loft with her
brother In Oklahoma. Mr. Stout thought
the court had no right to do this, and that
In any event the Injunction should isauo
against both part lea if iasued at all. The
court will hear Judge Baxter on this mat
ter Tuesday moraine.
Baasett and Hnnt flo Fast.
Mr. Bassett seemed much dejected during
the morning. He said he would leave for
Washington as soon a possible.
Rev.- E. Lawrence Hunt expecta to leave
Tuesday for Brooklyn. He has no church
now nor the prospect of a call from one.
Regarding hi movement or what occupa
tion he will engage In he ia doubtful.
Ben Falrchlld of New York, former cou
gresaman, arrived in the city Monday morn
ing and will return to th east with Mr.
Baasett and th boy. Mr. Falrchlld has
durlnar their married life. Mrs. Bassett-
called him her "worst enemy." It, la aald
he has helped them to a great extent finan
cially. Attorney Colllday, Mr. Basaett's attorney
from Washington, left Monday even
ing for Hutchinson, Kan., his former home,
where his father is a physician. He will
visit there a few daye and expect to reach
Washington next Friday.
Yaderland Hesames Voyage.
LONDON, March 6. Advices received
from Dover today state that the Red Star
Line steamer Vaderlaud. which grounded
on the Uoodwln sands last night, got off
early today and proceeded on its voyage.
The fact that the steamer resumed Its voy
age Indicate that it sustained no serious
fiamage as the result of the stranding.
Otx4 baar-to Nattea'S
tUv(S will takes
with th Baaala, adds seat
S th appetite 4 aaUh-MtlutitsMta.
Obaarrlnt: ace wbo hsva coma to recognlza
th valus of rood beer ia the diiiifig-room.
declare a pronounced preference for
Tb) aromatic properties of the hope are appetising and the malt
Is ooirUnln. Every lofrnt is aa honest part of BlaU-the
beer of ago and character.
jtth srssits oa draaht M la bcae-whir yea -
P Ell ATE STOCK. VIEMER, EXPORT,
802-10 Douglas Bt, Cor. 8th.
TeL Douglas 1081.