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NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA
THE OMAIU DAVLY BEE: THURSDAY, JUTA
Office 15 Scott Street. Both 'Phones 43.
NO NOMINATION FOR JUDGE
Sixty-Three Ballots Taken Before
Delegate! Weary of the Labor.
ADJOURNMENT. UNTIL , MORNING.
1X0 One of lb Five Candidate at Any
Time Has Near Enonh Vote
to Land the Nomi
Tl -er ubllrnn cmvcnt'on of the Ft
teentli J n 1.1 1 el'trtct. ccmrrl In? tho c i n
tlcs of Auiitibon. Cncs, Fremont, H irrlon.
III1. Mi;nT.or.)iry. Vane Pottawattamie
ml fhelby. fsllad after taking sixty-three
ballots, to nominate a. candidate as suc
enaor to Judge N. W. Mary of tiic cltrict
bench and adjourned shortly befors 5
o'clock p. m. until 9:30 o'clock this raorrins-
There were five candidates l.eforj the
convention for the nomination, mtr.ely:
Thomas Arthur of :,07an, Hirrlso.i coun'y;
J. B. Bockafcllow of Atlantic, t'aes ouity;
Oeorgo W. CulIKon of IHrlm, SUrl'oy
county; A. 12. t'oV. of Ma:ve.u. Mills
county, nnd If. W. Uccji n if UcU Oak.
The first ballot G-ivo Arthur :3 vMcs;
Beeson, 29; Cook, 17; Cult'on, lfi. and Ruch
afcllow, 23. Tho ballot tn detail wns os
ts n n
2 ? E
! r i
; : 3
Harrison I i-,...-
Mills ).... .... H.
Montgomery .. 11 .... I .
Totals I 231 291 17,
The sixty-third ballot, the last taken be
fore adjournment, was as follows:
Montgomery I U
There were ICS votes In the convention
and consequently fifty-five were necessary
for a nomination'. At no time during the
balloting- yesterday afternoon did any one
of the five candidates come near getting
the nomination. x
The following resolutions were adopted
"by the convention:
We endorse the platform of the repub
lican party as adopted by the recent na
tional and state conventions.
We congratulate the people of the Fif
teenth Judlciul district of Iowa on the
splendid ability and high integrity of the
Judiciary or the district in the paat.
We recognise with pride the eminent
ability. Integrity and distinguished services
of tie man who has for twenty years heon
an honor to the Judiciary of our country,
lion. N. W. Macey, and wo commend his
liablts. life and character to the emulation
of all aspirins young men.
The convention was called to order at
11 o'clock by Attorney D. E. Stuart of thla
city, chairman of the Judicial central com
mittee, whe ha.l teen selected as temporary
clUrman. V. C. Ratcllff of Red Oak,
county attorney of Montgomery county,
was selected as temporary secretary.
On calling the convention to order Mr.
Stuart spoke briefly of the responsibility
of a .convention called for the purpose of
placing In nominal! n a candidate for the
blgh position of Judge of the district court.
During the last fifty yeers. he raid, every
Judo-? elected had proved to be of high In
tegrity and.s.und learning, and. of these
Judgos ail but two hud been elected by the
repuhll -hh party. Mr. Ptuart cloBed his
ahort addr- a w.tli a tribute to Judge N. W.
Mncey of Hailar, who Is about to retire
after son Irs; twenty years on the bench
. of the Klft'.-entli Judicial district. The
reference to Judge Macey was greeted with
a storm of applause from the convention.
After the naming of the following enm-
V mlttees an adjournment was taken for
Permanent Organisation Audubon, E. V.
Howell; Cass. Dr. F. W. Porterf leld ; Fre
mont 12. H. Harrison; Harrison, Clarence
V. Kellogg; Mills. A. U. Washburn; Mont
gomery. 1.. U. Goodrich: Page. J. II
Wheeler; Pottawattamie, Gcr;o II. Mayn -;
Bhelby, U F. Potter.
Credential Aurtuton. H. J. Mantx: Cass.
C. P.. Clovis; Fremont. Clark Vanatta;
Harrison. II. U Harvey Mlils. K. B Wood
ruff: Montgomery. F.d L. Mills; Page. l.
N. Marvin; Pottawattamie. Fred A. Wll-
, Hams; Shelby, I.. C. Lewis.
Resoli.tlors-Audubon, George fc.. Kelogg;
I i-a... l..hr W Hinit: Fremont. K. C. Canip-
Kaii- llarrlHnn. H. H Hiadlfer: Mills, John
' v Kinnn- M.uitiior.ieri . F. A. Larson; Page
William A. Turner: Pottawattamie, W. 8.
Balrd; Shelby. T. C. Ford.
' One Frcsr Shut Out.
rin the i-r-.'M'! .'on ri.semhlliig the com-
! mitten o:i nc'-n.'a's reported four proxies
and rrciri"- d.'' l'.:e holders be seated.
One of t! e . .:'. was given by Perry
Ketney i f t I'otMwattamle county dele
gation to At.oiTi.y Charles M. Harl of this
city. The report s accepted and Mr.
Harl. with the holders of the other three
proxies, permitted to take their seats. When
this had been done Chairman C. B. Clovis
of tha credentials committee announced
that he had been handed another proxy,
given by J. H. Spaltl of Oakland, a mem
ber of the Pottawattamie county delega
tion. Chairman J. M. Calvin of the Pot
tawattamie county delegation objected to
the holder of this proxy being allowed a
seat In the convention and called attention
to the fact that the Pottawattamie county
convention In selecting Its delegates had
specially provided tiiut no proxies were to
be permitted. The convention ?held with
Mr. Galvln and the holder of the proxy was
not permitted to take his seat.
In accordance with the recommendation
of the committee on permanent organisa
tion, Hon. John Y. Stono of Glenwood was
selected as permanent chairman of the con
vention with W. C. Ratcllff of Montgomery
county us secretary and B. W. . Wood of
Cass county as reading clerk.
On assuming the gavel Mr. Stone paid a
tribute to the Judiciary as a body, to the
Judges of il.e Fifteenth district and to
Judge Macey In particular.
The work of the convention then com
irfr.ctd by a roll call of counties for nom
inations, the names of the candidates be
ing presented without nominating" speeches.
Cafs'countj presented the name of J. B.
Rockafellow. Harrison county that of
Thomas Arthur. Mills county that of A. E.
Cook, Montgomery county that of It. W.
Eeeson nnd Shelby county that of George
Balloting la Monotonous.
Tha balloting was an exceedingly monot
onous proceeding, especially for the spec
tator. There was practically no change In
the vote from the first to the last ballot
with tho exception of the few votes which
strayed away from Cook, the Mills county
At the close of the thirty-second ballot a
motion to take a recess for five minutes
prevailed, but when the balloting was re
sumed the vote stood tho tame as before.
From the thirty-first to the thirty-ninth
ballot, Inclusive, there was not the change
even of a single vote. On the forty-second
ballot Fremont county varied the monotony
by dividing Its eight votes, which had been
going to I'.eeson, between the Montgomery
county candidate and Rockafellow, the
Cass county candidate, but on the next
ballot gave its whole eight votes back to
Beeson. The Juggling of Its eight votes
by Fremont county was about the only
diversion. On the forty-fourth ballot the
supporters of Arthur thought victory was
coming their way when Audubon gave their
choice four of Its vote3, but the gain was
only temporary. On the fifty-fourth ballot
Fremont county cast Its eight votes for
Hon. John Y. Stone, the permanent chair
man of the gathering, and on the next
ballot gave them to Beeson again. On the
fifty-ninth ballot the Freaiont county votes
wandered off to Rockafellow and then on
the next ballot back to Beeson again.
When the sixty-third ballot had been an
nounced Aimer Stern of Harrison county
moved to adjourn to 9:30 Wednesday morn
ing, the vote on roll call being 67 for and
CI against adjournment. The counties voted
as follows: For adjournment: Harrison,
12; Mills. 10; Pottawattamie, 2S. and Shelby.
7. Against adjournment, Audubon, 8; Cast,
11; Fremont. 8; Montgomery, 11; Page, 10,
and Shelby, t.
I'p to a late hour last night the situation
was said to be unchanged. The five can
didates were all standing pat, despite all
the lobbying of the leaders. Friends of
Arthur, the Harrison county candidate.
were quite optimistic and declared that
their candidate, would be nominated before
11 o'clock this morning. One of the leaders
from Harrison county said: "We have
enough first and second choices to name
our man when the proper time comes. It
may take some time, but Arthur will be
the nominee. The other counties cannot,
the way things are lined up, form a com
bination to defeat us."
meet In w ith a short address. Short ad
dresses by laymen and the presence of the
orchestra and the use of new sons books
will aCd to the Interest of these meetings.
While these meetings will be under the aus
pices of the Er.wcrth league. It Is a Joint
service of the league and the congregation.
TJie regular offerings will be taken.
TANGLE OYER CONGRESSMAN
III CUES SLATRI1 TO Jt t tEED nOSS
Democratic Members of School Board
Hrlnor Lined I p.
The annual meeting of the Board of Edu
cation will be held this evening as pro
vided by law. At this meeting the secre
tary of the board Is elected for the ensu
ing year. It was stated yesterday that the
demociatlc members of the board intended
voting for J. J. Hughes, chairman of the
democratic city central committee and
member of the state democratic central
committee from the Ninth district, for sec
retary as against Dillon I... Ross, the pres
ent Incumbent of tho position. As the
are four deniocratts to three republicans
on the board, they will be able, should they
combine forces, to elect their man. Mr.
Rosa has held the office tor several yeara
and until Hughes' name was mentioned
Was supposed to be sure of re-election.
Another matter to be attended to at the
annual meeting Is that of fixing the
amount of money necessary to be obtained
by tax levy for the support of the schools
during the ensuing year. Last year $S5.000
was levied for the teachers' fund and 135,
000 for the contingent fund with J2.000 for
free text books and 11,100 for transports
tion of pupils. This year It Is believed
about $3,000 will te needed for free text
books, as the supply Is becoming worn out
from constant usage.
George S. Davis, treasurer of the school
district, Is expected to present his annual
Preparations for the Fourth.
Preparations for the public celebration
on the Fourth of July at Falrmount park
are rapidly approaching completion. At a
meeting of the committee yesterday E. H.
Doollttle and Charles A. Bene were named
as a subcommittee to secure prizes for the
sports and other contests, while Mayor
Maloney and Park Commissioner Peterson
were appointed as a committee to prepare
a program of sports.
Park Commissioner Graham has secured
an abundant supply of fireworks and they
will be displayed as soon as It becomes
sufficiently dark Saturday evening.
Fred A. Williams of Neola, who was In
vited to deliver the oratlbn, has accepted,
and Robert B. Wallace has also accepted
the Invitation to read the Declaration of
Independence. The program will be Inter
spersed with several musical numbers, yet
to be arranged for.
Real Estate Transfers.
These transfers were reported to The Bee
June 30 by the Pottawattamie County Ab
stract company of Council Bluffs:
Nathan Cary to Henry Prless, w80
feet of lot 5. block 1, Boilers addi
tion to Walnut, la., w. d $1,560
Benjamln-Fehr Ileal Estate Co., et
al to Charles T. Chrislensen, lot
in, block 1, in Snow & Green's sub
division to Council Bluffs, la., w. d. . 800
Peter T. Petersen and wife to Ixrena
E. Oakly. part swV se' of 19-77-43,
w. d i 1
May Welch to Joseph H. Welch, lot
1, block 44, and lot 9, block 13. Rid
dle's subdivision In Council Bluffs,
la., w. d 1
Ernest E. Hart, trustee, to Edith M.
E. Reed, lot 2, Aud's subdivision of
nei sei4, 30-75-43, q. c. d 1
Five transfers, total $2,353
Bummer school now in session at West
ern Iowa College. Enroll any day.
SIX MUSE? RECEIVE
Large Number of Friends
The graduating exercises of the Jennie
Edmtindson Memorial hospital training
school for nurses, held last evening In the
rarlors of the First Presbyterian church,
attracted a large gathering of friends of
the Institution and of the six young women
who received diplomas.
Following the Invocation by Rev, Marcus
P. McClure, Miss Grace Barr, instructress
of music In the city schools, sang, and then
Miss Ella M. Stelnbach, superintendent of
the hospital Hr.d training school, read a
report. Dr. Donald Macrae and Dr. M. A.
Tlnley made short addresses, neither taking
any particular subject, but rpeaklng In a
general way of the work of the hospital
and that of the nurses tn particular. Both
speakers paid a high tribute to the devo
tion of the nurses to their work.
The diplomas were presented by Dr. A. 8.
Beatty, chairman of the hospital executive
committee. The six young women who re
ceived them are Mary 'Hesler Hungerford
of Col'tmbus. Neb.. Cora May Hotze of
Warren, Alberta, Melvlna May Harrod of
Glenwood, la., Sallle Bryant Hart of Moun
tain Park. Okl.. Nina Ernestine Stein of
Omaha and Mattie Copeland Ruggles oi
Following the presentation of the di
plomas Mrs. Rhoda M. Sprague, president
of the Woman's Christian association, pre
sented each of the graduates with a gradu
ate nurse's pin.
A quartet composed of Dr. L. L. Poston,
II. E. Adams, Earl Howard and A. M.
Swarti rendered several selections, filling
out the number on the program which had
been assigned to Miss Luta Chambers and
J. R. Ge:ke, who were unable to be present.
The benediction was pronounced by Rev.
J. M. Williams, pastor of the Broadway
Following the exercises the graduates
were tendered an Informal reception by
the members of the Woman's Christian
association ana light refreshments were
Miss Clara Nemmers, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. M. Nemmers, 705 Third street,
was married yesterday afternoon at St.
Francis Xavler's church parsonage to Mr.
James A. Owen of Des Moines, the cere
mony being performed by Rev. Father
O'Nell. Mrs. Owen was chief operator at
the Independent Telephone company's ex
change. Mr. Owen Is a well known young
traveling salesman who has made the
Grand hotel In this city his headquarters
for the last two years. After a wedding
trip through Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Owen
will make their home at 1603 Forrest ave
nue, Des Moines.
Licenses to wed were Issued yesterday to
Name and Residence. Age.
R. L. Barnett. Cumberland, la 29
Florence E. Cady, Council Bluffs 27
O. W. Johnson, Bishop Hill, 111 ,
Kathrene Johnson, Loomis, Neb ,
James A. Owen, Des Moines
Clara Nemmers, Council Bluffs
Henry Kaufman, Plattsmouth, Neb.
Julia Warga, Havelock, Neb
I'nldentlfled Man Killed.
FORT. DODGE, la., July 1. (Special
Telegram.) Tho Great Western passenger
train this morning killed an unidentified
man three miles east of Vincent. He was
lying Inside the rails and was not seen by
the engineer until the train was upon him.
Coroner Lowry empanelled a Jury, which
returned a verdict exonerating the engine
crew. The man was seen at Vincent early
this morning drinking.
Beginning with next Sunday evening,
from 7 to 8 o'clock, there will be vesper
services held In the assembly room of the
Broadway church as the evening services
of this church for the warm summer even
ings of July and August. There will he no
seryicea In the auditorium these evenings.
The assi mbly ro mi Is cool and comfortable.
The plan is an Inspiring early service,
erabllnc the people to spend the evenings
Harry Curtis will bo the leader next Sun
day evening. The pastor will close each
Father and Daughter Drown.
FORT MADISON. Ia., July 1. Ezra Par
menter and his 4-year-old daughter lost
their lives In the Mississippi river yester
day afternoon The family consisting of
Mr. Parmenter. his wife, daughter and
2-year-old son, were In a launch when the
top caught In an overhanging limb of a
tree along the Island, and the launch was
capsized. The wife und son miraculously
Little Hope of Settling it in Time to
Certify 'Namei for Ballot.
BOY IS NOT HELD FOR MURDER
I.at Week Has Been the Most Favor
able of the Season for Progreas
In Farm Crop Automo
biles on Increase.
(From a 8taff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, la.. July 1,-PolltlclanS
and lawyers alike believe that it Is next
to Impossible to get the legal tangle regard
ing the republican nomination for congress
man In the Seventh district unraveled In
time for any name tn go onto the ballot.
Congressman J. A. T. Hull, chairman of
the military affairs committee of the
house, who Is seeking renomlnatlon and
election for a ninth term, and his oppon
ent. Judge S. F. Prouty. will thus have
to go on by petition, and there Is little
doubt but both will go on.
The tangle Is In relation to Dallas county.
One of the candidates for county auditor
there defeated the other for the nomina
tion by four votes. The defeated man filed
a petition for a recount. The law pro
vides that If there Is a recount on any
votes there must be a recount on all. Con
gressman Hull rested on his oars while
the recount was being made on auditor.
Ho and Judge Prouty . each had friends
present' to tally up the vote on congress
man and they found that Prouty will gain
about seventy-five or eighty votes on a
recount on congressman. This would be
enough to give him the nomination ,and
Congressman Hull then promptly asked for
an Injunction to stop any further count.
Judge Gamble granted the temporary in
junction and this will be heard on Septem
ber 2 at Adel by Judge Nichols. There
would be a bare possibility that this could
be appealed to the supreme court, which
meets September 22, and that the supreme
court could give a final decision by Octo
ber 19, the day on which the secretary of
state must certify the copy for the elec
tion ballots to the county auditors. But
there Is an equity action also started tn
Dallas county by a private citizen. This
cannot be tried at the September term and
there Is no possibility of Its going through
the courts In time. Unless this Is with
drawn the thing Is tied up hopelessly.
Furthermore, it endangers the whole
state ticket, for without the vote In Dallas
county the executive council cannot certify
the copy for the ballots for state officers
for any party. It Is beleved that a way
will be found to get the equity action
Witness Indicted for Perjury.
William Marshall was Indicted today by
the grand Jury for perjury because of his
testimony In behalf of Lamonte Fred
ericks, the negro tried for an assault upon
Mrs. W. H. RlHser, a white woman. Mar
shall's testimony freed Fredericks.
Boy Not Held for Trial.
After an examination of witnesses in
the Juvenile court today, Judge Mcllenry
remanded Kenneth Reeves, the 10-year-
old boy who killed a playmate, to the
custody of his parents. The case will be
presented to the grand Jury tn the fall
but the court Intimated that there would
be no Indictment and said that all the evi
dence showed the whole affair was sim
ply a boys' fight accidentally resulting In
death. While he deplored the death he
felt that the evidence showed that tho
Jenkins boy struck first, and that tins
Reeves boy merely.' showed the spirit of
any American boy In striking back.
Automobiles have Increased to 6,136 In
Iowa. The state law requiring that au
tomobiles be registered with the secre
tary of state was passed and went Into
effect In June, 1904. The first automo
bile was registered June 21, 1904. The
increase by yearly periods since that time
Is as follows: June 30, 1905, 1,328; June
30, 1906, 2,213; June 30, 1907, 3.75S; June
27, 190S, 6,136.
Commander Names Staff.
Department Commander Mllllman of the
Grand Army of Iowa Monday announced
officers for staff positions, as follows
Department .nBpector, T. R. Irons,
Judge advocate, Fred O Donnell, Du-
Cnlef mustering officer, H. H. Rood,
Patriotic instructor, Robert Klsslck.
Senior aide and chief of staff, Lee
iv,,.miti.. nn Soldiers' Home. Phil Schal-
W nf sc Cltv. George Monlux of Kock
u.nij. iv 11 Wtttt-r of Council Bluffs,
j. vV. Krapfel of Waterloo. Levi S. Moos
of Les Moines.
Committee on Soldiers' Orphans Home,
riArk Wlekersham of West Branch. C. t
Kellogg of Clinton, Gus Schmidt of Mus-
latlne. John E. Jayne of Iowa City ana ii,.
J. Wood of Anamosa.
Freight Rates Down.
Freight rates will be reduced July
y the Rock Island from the east 1 hi
onts. The information reached Dos
Moines today. Other lines entering Des
Moines have not received such orders yet,
hut thev are expected soon. This rate U
t ne that the Commercial club and Greater
ltes Moines committee have been tight
Ing for for some months and the reduc
tion Is enough to remove the dibcrlmlna-
Woman Burns to Death.
IOWA CITY. July 1. (Special Telegram.)
Miss Matilda Slezak, aged 27, died today
after eight hours' suffering from burns.
Her clothes caught' from a fire she was
starting in the kitchen stove with kero
sene. Every particle of clothing was burned
oft her body and relatives were severely
burned in attempts at rescue.
No woman can be happy
without children; it is her
nature to love them asmuch
so as it is the beautiful and
pure. The ordeal through
which the expectantmother
must pass is so fraught with dread that the very thought fills her with
arrehension. There is no necessity for the reproduction of life to be
e'.Ser very painful or dangerous. The use of Mather's Friend pre
the svstem for the cominc event, and it is passed without any
danger. This remedy is applied externally, and has carried thousand.
of women through the crisis AMVTiFJT FiTT
with but little suffering. I Ml M II Inl XdVzT-t
Writs far sooa tMlaialBg isforstatis
. of alus s all utul aoUn
BXAOriEUt mtOULAlQH 00.
Iowa Nin Notes.
MARSHALLTOWN William O Keeve.
who shot and wounded Policeman Joseph
Edgar of the local force in 1M4 while the
latter was arresting lilin, was released Sun
day from the Ft. Madison penitentiary.
O'Keeve was sentenced to serve five years,
but he shortened his time one year and
three months by good behavior.
MARSHALLTOWN According to the re
turns made by the city, town and township
assessors, Marshall county has personal
property of a value of $6,194,943, an in
crease of $Jo9.u00 over last year. Its real
estate Is given a value of $24.719.3fi. The
valuation of Its total property la $Hi.914.'.'9t.
MARSHALLTOWN Another consign,
ment of thirty-eight strike breakers to
take the place of shopmen of the Iowa
Central, who are out on strike, which is
now going on its eleventh week, arrived in
the city this- morning. The men were se
cured In Philadelphia and St. Louis It
is rumored that a large number of the non
union laborers employed in the shops will
quit on July 4. So far no successful effort
has been made to bring the strike to an
MARSHALLTOWN The fifth annual
convention of the Luther league nf Iowa
will he held in this city v on Tuesday.
Wednesday and Thursday. July 15. 16 and
17. The officers of the stale association
are: President. Rey. 11. F. Msrtln, Mus
catine; recording secretary, Miss Mary
Heseler, Iowa City; corresponding secre
tary. O. J. Hand. Slater; treasurer, Mis
Clara Vollmer. Burlington. Rev. Olaus
Quallen. pastor of the local church, will
deliver the address of welcome, which will
BRICK STABLE COLLAPSES
Two Men Killed and Three Seriously
Injured by Accident In
MINNEAPOLIS. July 1. Twe men were
killed and three were seriously Injured
this afternoon by the collapse of a brick
livery stable at 40 Seventh street, south,
which was being torn down to make room
for a theater. The dead ars:
C. W. HARDY. 22 South Eighth street
GEORGE JOHNSON, Willmar, Minn.
Of the Injured, Joel Benson, whose skull
Is 'ractured, may die. Seven others were
sllshtly hurt. .
When the accident occurred fourteen men
were working on the building. The fror,t
part of the roof caved In, hurling Hardy
and Johnson to the pavement. Hardy was
killed Instantly; Johnson died on the way
to a hospital. The three mem who were
mcfct seriously hurt were buried under the
debris. . 1
Policemen and firemen rushed to the
scene and In two hours the last man wit
removed from the wreckage.
How It's Done
Mrs. Guest "How is it, Alice, your house is always so
spick, span and neat? This little impromptu lunch, for
instance, is delicious you certainly must have a jewel of a
maid; tell me the secret of your excellent housekeeping."
Mrs. Host Alice "My dear girl, there isn't any
secret about it and if I did tell you the reason you would
smile with bewilderment. You see, it's "all the result of my
watching, every morning, The Bee Want Ads."
Mrs. Guest "Now you have me curious go on."
Mrs. Host "Well, I always select my maids and cooks
from The Bee columns, and you know only the 'jewels' put
their wants there. Then, I never let any old furniture or
knickknacks accumulate; I watch the columns carefully to
see who wants what I have no further use for. The money
I realize this way I invest in new articles of more modern
types which give my home a tone of neatness and freshness.
It's simple when you know how."
Mrs. Guest found a moral do you?
PACKAGE RATES REDUCED
Railroads Will Restore Former Tariff
on This Class of
CHICAGO, July 1. It was announced
here today that the railroads of the mid
dle west have decided to restore the old
rates on package ' freight, putting Into
force again the former minimum charges
for shipments of this character. The
movement means a saving of thousands of
dollars annually to the shippers of this
The old minimum of 25 centB was In
force from Chicago to the Mississippi river
and St. Paul. West of there as far 'as
central Kansas the charge was 60 cents
and from that section to tho coast the
minimum was 75 cents. The change made
year ago, when these rates were abol
ished and the first-class rates were sub
stituted, brought Increases of from 50 to
300 per cent. The Increase, for instance, to
Oklahoma points was from 75 cents to $1.50
and to common Colorado points It was $2.50.
The roads found, however, that the dis
parity In rates caused by the various min
imum charges established by the state
commissions give Borne cities advantages
over neighboring distributing centers.
Milwaukee could ship to all Wisconsin
points on a minimum of 25 cents, whereas
it cost Chicago considerably more. Sim
ilarly Omaha had a better opening to many
markets of the middle west than other
towns within comparatively the same distance.
In addition, according to some of the
transportation experts, the new rates drove
a considerable amount of business to the
express companies, who wero not affocted
by the decision to raise the charges. The
old rates are to be restored within a few
CEMENT COMPANY COMPLAINS
Insists Rates on Roads Ont of Kansas
City Are Discrimi
nator. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. July l.-(Special Tele
gram.) The Kansas City Portland Cement
company today filed a formal complaint
against the Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe
and thirteen other railroads operating In
Kansas City and lines into Omaha, charg
ing discriminating rates by these com
panies. The complainant company alleges
it has a $1,000,00) plant located In Jackson
county, Missouri, and Is largely engaged In
Interstate commerce business, and would
be still more largely engaged If Just and
equitable rates could bo secured and main
The funeral party accompanying the
body of Colonel William M. Parker, late
representative in CQngiess from South Da
kota, will arrive irv Washington at 10
o'clock tomorrow morning. The funeral
will be military in character, with Inter
ment at Arlington. The party will be met
at Cnlon station with a caisson upon which
the casket will be placed, and accompanied
to the cemetery by a military escort.
Senator Hurkett's secretary has prepared
a synopsis of the work accomplished by
Nebraska's senior senator during tho last
session of congress, from which the fol
lowing excerpts are taken: Senator Bur
kett introduced H57 bills and Joint resolu
tions; h made seventeen committee re
ports, and addressed the senate on fifty
three separate times. He secured the pass
age of a bill gVantlng to Valentine 2W
acres from Niobrara military reservation
for a city reservoir; passed through the
senate the Omaha Indian bill to settle their
treaty claims against the government under
the treaty of 1854; a bill to establish a
government fish culture station In Ne
braska; secured $100,000 appropriation for
Fort Crook; $235,000 for Fort Omaha; $100,-
000 for Fort Robinson; $50,000 for additions
to the postoffice at Beatrice; $50,000 for an
addition .to the postofflco at Fremont;
$10,000 for an exhibit of the manufacture of
denaturized alcohol at the corn show In
Omaha; Introduced an amendment to the
postoffice appropriation bill for $2,000,000
for clerk hire In third-class postofflces.
The amendment as finally passed was re
duced to $300,000.
A. C. Peterson of Omaha has been ap
pointed a $900 clerk in the War depart
ment. The postmaster at Lincoln has been al
lowed four additional clerks.
Bertha L. Mershon has been appointed
postmaster at Wilcox, Kearney county,
Nebraska, vice James Morrison, resigned.
Rural carriers appointed for Iowa routes:
Kelley, route 1, F. W. Toll, carrier; Wil
liam S. Hughes, substitute; Northwood,
route 5,' E. .J. McQuatters, carrier; Alice
McQuatters, substitute; Slate, route L A.
A. Palmer, carrier; Bert Clark, substitute.
APPOINTMENTS IN PHILIPPINES
W. Cameron Forbes of Massachusetts
Named for Vice Governor.
WASHINGTON. July 1. By direction of
Secretary Taft. the bureau of Insular af
fairs of the War department today an
nounced the following appointments made
by the president:
Vice-governor of the Philippine Islands,
XV. Cameron Forbes of Massachusetts, now
a member of the Philippine commission.
To be a member of the Philippine com
mission and secretary of finance and Jus
tice of the Philippine Islands, Qeorgorle
Aranetta of Manila.
To bo members of the Philippine com
mission, Newton W. Gilbert of Indiana
and Rafael Pa I ma, a nat've of the Phil
ippines. Mr. Forbes is now en route to the United
States on leave of absence and Is expected
at San Francisco on the steamship Korea
July 13. He is a native of Milton, Mass.,
is 38 years old, a grandson of Ralph Waldo
Emerson and a Harvard graduate. He
has been secretary of commerce and pol
itics on the Philippine commission for four
years and has actively participated In re
organizing the Philippine departmental sys
tem. Messrs. Araneta and Palma are Phil
ippine natives. The former, a Jurist of
marked ability, held office under Aguinaldo
during the Insurrection, being secretary of
Justice and a member of the Malalos con
Mr. Talma Is a graduate of the Univers
ity of Santo Tomas In Manila, a Manila
lawyer, political writer for newspapers and
has served In the assembly as a member
from Cavlte province.
Judge Gilbert of Fort Wayne, Ind., law
yer, formerly state senator and lieutenant
governor of Indiana and a representative
from that state In congress, has been Judge
of first Instance In the Philippines since
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BOOTH & COMPANY IS GUILTY
Big Fish Concern Admits Accepting
Rebates From Railroad
CHICAGO, June 30. A. Booth & Co.. one
of the largest concerns dealing In fUh and
oysters in the west, pleaded guilty today
to having accepted rebates from rillr.iad
companies. An Indictment against the
company was returned a year ago. It con
tained several counts, all of which, with one
exception, were dismissed. Judge Landls
will announce his sentence later. The
maximum penalty for the offense, accord
ing to District Attorney Slmms, is $2i.o'o.
The company waa Indicted for the viola
tion of the Elklns anti-trust law, the case
presenting many points similar to thosj
brought out at the trial of ths Standard
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thing of the food thev eat. It is the dutv of the nhvsirian
to awaken them to the necessity of acquainting themselves
with the merits of a food and the reputation of its producer.
Haphazard productions are not the ones to be trusted, but
where science, experience, experiment and research are
(selnrc .ll. . t L .'. I T 1 .1
tavivio, iuC icauii HIU51 uc inenionous. cnaer inese
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the kind of ruon that the usual
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304-306 S. 10th St..
Xear 10th and Farnam Streets.
The large number of
special trains over the
Union Pacific to the
Convention at Denver
will not in any way in
terfere with the usual
train service on that line,
as arrangements have
been made by the Union
Tacific to handle, busi
ness on regular . trains
in the usual way. It is
suggested, however, that
reservations for sleep
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as early as posible. Call
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3 3u p. in., July
Ask for Illus
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1121 Fnrrinm tit., Omaha, Neb.
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