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THE OMAHA DAILY" REE: WEDNESDAY. MARCH 3. 1W.
lUlllNC OUT THE JUNKET
Legiilttm Committee Will Not Visit
Institution of State.
BIO PROFIT IN OH INSPECTION
CfiaTreman-Eleet Janlrion Will ot
riri(i a Mtuktr ef Sen
ate lit Order to Preat
F rom a Staff Correspondent.)
l'F.8 MOINES. March J.-l8Teclal.l The
various state Institution under th manage
ment of . the State Board of Control will
not be visited, by members of the legisla
ture er. a committee. The visiting commit
tee appointed by the presiding officers of
each buuie was requited by resolution to
visit the three sutn colleges, bjt It i
eft optional with the appropriations com
nitleea whether the visits should extend
:o the other state Institutions. The com
mittees have decided that In view of the
doe Inspection and very complete reports
ef the institutions it will t.ot u necessary
to have the committee visit the hospitals
and reformatories and similar institutions,
aad only In special eases will any inquiry
be mad beyond that which can be secured
direct from the State Uoard of Control,
l'he committee has now visited the three
colleges and wheq the legislature meets
on Wednesday the report of the committee
on the colleges will be ready for use. This
report will Indicate something of the growth
and Importance of the educational work
and possibly will go Into details of appro
priations especially as related to the per
manent support of the Institutions.
With regard, to the State Board of Con
rol institutions the report of the Slate
Board of Control will form the basis for
tppropriatlons. though not all the money
that is asked will be appropriated at this
Oil Tnspertloa Profits Large.
The state of Iowa la now receiving an In
come of about 130,000 a year from the in
spection of oil, and this goes. Into the gen
eral revenue of the state. Formerly It was
practically all used by the inspectors or
the chief Inspector and the offices were
much sought after. Now the Inspectors are
on salary and the funds xo Into the treas
ury. A bill Is being prepared to be pre
sented to th legislature to reduce the cost
of Inspection of oil rid thus lessen the
amount that Is exacted from the consumers
of oil for this Inspection. Still another bill
contemplates refunding to the companies
t' psrt of that which is received In fees
Iowa at the Inaaarnral.
fiovernor Carroll a,nd members of his
military staff have gone to Washington to
' represent the state at the Inauguration
?f Taft. The' program for the lowans In
cludes a number of special functions. To
morrow General Hoxle, retired, will give
a recep'.lon to the governor and other
lowans, and on Wednesday Senators Cum
mins and Polllver will do the honors for
the Iowa visitors. On Friday a dinner will
be given for the Iowa people who are In
" ' ' Fnaeral of Ea-Clerk.
The funeral of the former clerk of the
supreme court of Iowa. Gilbert B. Pray,
will be held In his old home. Webster City,
tomorrow, the body being taken direct from
iowa 'City, whera -he died on Sunday. Mr.
Pray was clerk of the supreme court for
twelve years and at one time was chair
man of the republican committee. He has
In late years been connected with an in
JsmleMia Not to Reals.
Senator W. P. Jam'.eson. congressman
elect tn the Eighth district, who Is still
occupying his sent In the state senate, will
not resign until neat- the close of the pres
ent legislative session. He hss taken coun
sel and has decided that there la no rea
son why lie should not continue to be a
state cenulor for some time, even though
he has been elected to congress. He will
forego th salary as a congressman for the
privilege of remaining tn the state senate.
It is believed In his senatorial district that
if he should resign the governor would be
under obligation to call a special election,
and the people there do not care to put the
state to the expense of such election.
Metre Fears Mob.
John Junken, the confessed negro mur
derer of Clara Rosen of Oftumwa, still
ars a mob. He Is confined In the Polk
rounty Jail her and consumes countless
v-igsrettes while he tslks of his Ottumwa
crlrne. It Is bis intention to stand trial and
he will try and get a light sentence on the
ground that h was full of "dope" when
he committed the crime.
Promlaeat Loa'aTe Man Ueaa.
Dr. E. W. Wiley, one of the most promi
nent lodge men in Iowa, and at one time
head of th Red Men, died here early Sun
day. He was making a call when death
esm. Funeral services will be held Tues
day afternoon and the body will be' es
corted back to Elgin, III., by old friends
and Red Men.
Trade Death of Geerare Dsn,
MASON. CITY. Ia Msrch 5 -fSpeclal.l-Word
has just retched this city of the
tragic death near Grronimo, Mexico, of
Seorga J. Dwan, general freight and pas
senger agent of the Pan-American railroad
of southern Mexico and Central America.
Mr. Dwan' was killed by slipping and fall
ing from a high bridge. Death was in
stantaneous. He was born and reared In
this city, where he graduated from the
public schools, and where h entered the
' rairroad business in the offices of the road
that is now the Great Western. The body
I to be brought here for burial. Ills par
ents.' Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J.' Dwan. live
Inherit Fortane In Old Age.
CLEAR IjAKrVIa.. March .-- Special. )
Hale and hearty at the age of 80 years.
George Ado of this city will leave for Not
tingham, cngiana. soon, to lane possession
of an estate of I30O.OTA which he Inherited
less than a year ago from a distant rela
tive. Half of th estate Is In cash and th
seat Is in real estate, most of which He
NO MORE DYSPEPSIA
Eat your favorite foods without fear
of Indigestion or an upset stomach.
Home people think they have Indiges
tion, other Catarrh of th Stomach,
other Nervousness, Cancer or Dyspepsia,
ete. Call It this If you will, but the rest
name for our tioubl is Food Fermenta
tion, with only partial digestion. Every
thing you eat turnso sillier Acid, .stomach-
gae or Stomach poison, which weaken
the dlgestlvf . organs, causing a lavk of
gastric Julc. Tour food sour, I only
lislf dleslt .4ajd yoj become affected
. with loss of appetite, pressure aad ful
a after eating, burning sensation, a
feeling of vomiting. heartburn. water
bras i and tenderness in the pit of .the
Momma, slimy tongue tad tasi In th
hiowlh. sonsUtpAtton. -nausea, belching or
a .is, UiiaiB, sUk tieadach, mtutal de
I I . i j
in Nottingham. Mr. Ade made every effort
possible to have the estate settled without
a trip across the Atlantic, but It m-as found
to be impossible. He will be scoompanltd
on hi journey - his wife and Mrs. George
Prince, the latter of Msson City.
FIGHT MAY RESULT FATALLY
One Waiting Man In Hospital and An
other la Jail. '
ONAWA. March Z (Special Telegram.)
In a bloody melee last night at 11 p. m.
at t lie home of A. Kirkwood, five miles
norih of Whiting, Frank Dwyer shot and
fatally injured Kirkwood. All were drink
ing and started fighting, Kirkwood flashed
a knife on Dwyer and Dwyer shot In re
turn. Kirkwood Is "In a Sioux City hos
pital dying. Sheriff Rawllngs captured
Dwyer after a long chase and lodged him in
the county Jail.
Ion a Aetvs Notes.
IOWA riTT-Desplte the effort of the
police, the petty thievery in fraternity
houses continues, and yesterday morning
five overcoats were stolen from the hall of
the Beta Theta PI house am a raid was
made of the Kappa Sigma house.
DICKENS Oscsr Dickens, ssed JO veara.
I the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dickens, a
well-known couple or this city, had his arm
so badly lacerated, cut and broken In a oorn
sheller which h wss operating here today
that It wss necessary to amputate the arm
at th shoulder Joint.
M A R8HALLTOWN Twelve hundred and
seventeen ears of oorn, which took first,
second and third places In the recent corn
exhibit of the Central Iowa Short Course,
were sold st public auction for a total
of 1X6.56. The highest price paid for a
single ear was $9. The next higher wss IS.
A number ot eara brought more than 60
IOWA C1TY-E. B. Pray, formerly treas
urer of the republican state centrsl com
mittee and clerk of the Iowa supreme court
for twelve yesrs, died here yesterday morn
ing after an eleven weeks' Illness from a
combination of heart and kidney trouble.
The end came after a gradual weskenlng
which began Friday. Mr. Pray had been In
a precarious condition for several days.
MASON CITY The campaign against tho
vulgar and coarse tn moving picture shows,
which was started by Mayor McConalogiie
a few weeks ago, has been harked by the
Psrents' and Teachers' association oif the
public schools. In a public meeting today
this association adopted resolutions endors
ing the mayor in his labor for moving pic
ture cleanliness. A committee mas ap
pointed to Investigate and visit the theater
and find out If they were clean or other
WILL HEAR EQUITABLE CASE
Swore me towrt Reverses Action of
Circalt In Throwing Oat Salt
WASHINGTON, March 2. The supreme
court of the United States today reversed
the decision of the I'nlted Hate court of
sppesls for the second district, directing
the circuit court for th vouthern district
of New York to hear the case of J. Wilcox
Brown against the EqjiMulo Assuvann so
ciety. Involving charges of mismanage
mcnt. Tho circuit court dismlssd ihe case
on a demurrer.
In the course of his opinion Justice IVrk
ham took Into consideration tlio effect of
a decision along the lines of Mr. Bro-. s
contention, saying: "liven It a court of
equity had Jurisdiction, we must consider the
result of a decree In accordance with Mr.
Brown's complaint. The corpora. on Is ore
of the largest In the world, arltlt more -than
600,000 policy-holders, with almost Incal
culable outstanding risks and with assets
and liabilities and surplus reaching Into
hundreds of millions. The result of a stop
ping of this Institution anrl'the winding up
of Its business because, ''although not In
necessary consequences ' flagrant wrong
doing, of some of it former officers and
directors would be most disastrous to the
great majority of the people Interested in
It4 affairs. To place the Institution in the
hands of a receiver while it Is paying
promptly all of Its obligations and with un
doubted resources to continue to psy them
and Is dally engaged In taking new busi
ness under a different management would
be a premature and wholly unnecessary
ending of the defendant and one which It
would be mild to characterise as ruinous
to the interests of hundreds of thousands of
people and really beneficial to none. In
addition to these observations t has hap
pened since 1906 that a new board of direc
tors has been chosen,, new officers placed
In command and practically new policy
adopted and followed."
PROHIBITION IN ARKANSAS
Lower Hoaee Passes Gann State-Wide
Measure by Derisive Vote of
SS to 27.
LITTLE ROCK, March 2. Th Gann bill,
providing for statutory state wide prohi
bition passed the house this afternoon by
a vote of M to 27.
The passage cf the bill followed the re
jection of the Simpson substitute bill, pro
viding for submission, which was lost by
a vots of 44 to 25 at the close of the
After the passage of the bill and before
adjournment Ard of Jackson, Introduced
a bill to prohibit the manufacture or sale
of soda water and other soft drink.
The Gann bill provided that liquor may
only be sold by druggists for such purposes
as art, mechanical, medicinal and similar
uses. A contest Is promised when the bill
Is taken up by the senate.
DOCTOR OUTRIDES ROOSEVELT
Ohio Physician, Aged O.I Years, Make
120 Miles In Less Tran Four
P1QCA. O.. March 2 -Dr. G. C. Throck
morton, aped 65 years, today beat the mili
tary ride of President Roosevelt of ninety
six miles, when he rode three hcrses in
relays from Sidney through Piqua to Troy,
twenty miles and return, three times. i;o
miles In all, in thirteen hours and forty
The day ended rainy and bad. The doctor
was greeted by largo crowds along the
route and upon his return to Sidney on
th last trip, was welcome by a brass
band and people enthusiastically.
The result was telegraphed to President
Ro aevelt, who had manifested soma inter
est In the effort to break hi record.
OR STOMACH MISERY
pression and many othr common symp
toms. You rsn cure all this by not eating, by
not putting any food In your stomsch to
ferment: but how about th nourishment
needed to sustain your bodily strength?
If you are a stomach sufferer, either
man or woman. oung or old. whether
you call It Indigestion or any other name,
go now to your druggist and give 50 cents
for a case of Pape'a Dlspepsln.
Every possible kind of Stomsch troubls
is readily cured by IXspepsin. which takes
right hold of the food In your stomach
and digest It alone, without th help of
th stomach, just as if your stomach
After a few days' use of Dtspepsln your
Stomach will again be In good working
order, your meals will thoroughly digest
and your Intestines will be clean and .'resh
and yog will t.4 no us for leastlvc or
FINANCES OF NEW YORK CITY
Committee Makes Number of Changes
in Accounting for Funds.
GAS COMPANY IS REFUND ING
Worts of Payla Rack Twelve Million
Dollar In Overcharge Reg-la
NEW TORK. March l-The Caasldy
Merritt committee appointed to Investigate
the finance of New York City, which wit
submitted in the report together with the
testimony taken, to the legislature. Th
reports i-lnts out general abuse which
obtain In the various depsrtments of city
government and says that the city should
be required by law to establish a bureau
for the purchase of aupplle, a bureau of
uniform accounting and a bureau of real
estate. It also recommends that th con
stitution should be amended so as to pro
vide Improved methods for condemnation
of real property, and report In favor of a
modification of ihe present borough system
without destroying the borough autonomy
In strictly local matters.
The committee opposed any change. In th
present debt limit of the city of Nevr York
and flxee th borrowing capacity of the
city on the first day of January, ISO, at
not more than $1,10,000,000.
The committee's report remove any pos
sible cloud upon bonds heretofore Issued
by the city. These bonds, the report state,
are absolutely valid and without cloud or
suspicion of any kind.
Commissioner Bingham Denounced.
The accusation made by Police Commis
sioner Bingham against Rev. Dr. Charles
H. Parkhurst to the effect that the latter
had been the cause of more social evil
than anything else that has happened in
two generations, was bitterly denounced
by Oanon Chase of Brooklyn today at a
meeting held to protest sgalnst 8unday
vaudeville and moving picture shows. The
Brooklyn clergyman characterises the ac
cusation of the police commissioner as a
slander against Dr. Parkhurst. He referred
to the statement In which It was said that
the national Jewish committee had made
arrangements with the police commissioner
whereby Hebrews would be allowed to
carry on business on Sunday, and demanded
to know by what right such an arrange
ment had been entered Into.
Francis Oliver, chief of the bureau of
licenses, said as a matter of law, he was
uncertain whether or not the bureau had
the authority to Issue licenses omitting
Sundays as It was now doing. No definite
action whs tsken.
Drngrarlst Support Wiley.
The New York branh of the American
Pharmaceutical association has unani
mously adopted resolutions supportlngDr.
Wiley's efforts for the enforcement of the J
pure food and drugs laws and urging his
continuance as chief of the bureau of
chemistry. Copies of the resolution which
asserts that Dr. Wiley's efforts "hav met
with opposition from certain Interests and
his conduct of his official position has
been acrimoniously criticised unjustly,"
have been sent to President-elect Taft and
to the secretary of agriculture.
Gas Company Refund.
Disbursement of the $12,000,000 In rebates
due to gas consumers In Manhattan and
the Bronx, under the 80-cent gas law. In
accordance with the decision of the United
States supreme court, waaybegun today by
the Consolidated Gas company and it sub
sidiary corporations. Tonight when the
first day' work of repayment was closed.
approximately 9,000 checks hsd been sent
out with the aggregate face value esti
mated at about $100,000.
HINT AT A MYSTERY IN
THE PARIS CRUELTY CASE
Aathorltlee Trying; to Trace Parent
age of Children Alleged to Have
PARIS, March 1. Tne newspapers are
deeply absorbed with the case of th Eng
lishman Sargent and his wife, said to be
an American, who were arrested at As
nelres, charged with the gross HI treatment
of four children whom they had adopted,
and claim that the developments Indicate
the probability of a great scandal.
The chief energy of the authorities Is
being directed to trace the parentage of
the children abandoned to the custody of
the Sargeants. They find that Mrs. Sar
gent claims the oldest child, who was so
severely beaten, was named Mary Ann
Edg worth, and that she was born October
18. 1899. In Newark. N. J.
The authorities also say the woman In
sists that she is the daughter of a French
man named Savin, and an American
woman, who now live in the T'nlted States,
and that they forward her each year $5,000
as an allowance. She refused to give the
maiden name of her mother, or th present
residence of her parents.
Before an examining magistrate today
the woman declared that she had not mal
treated the children, that she had only
chastised them when punishment was
necessary. She said she had adopted the
children because she loved them. There
were violent scenes In the court room be
tween the accused couple and their ser
vants, the latter charging the woman with
being a prevaricating monster. Sargent
collapsed when the magistrate was examin
ing him and was lemoved from the court
room in a semi-conscious condition.
The police say they have established the
fact that the youngeat child adopted by
the Bargents, was born In November st
the Holy Trinity lodge, an Anglo-American
Institution, the membership of which Is
composed of English and American girls.
The official register gives the name of
the child as Kenneth Edgmlnlster, a son
of Mabel Johnson. In December, after
having verified excellent references given
by th Sargents, the lodge turned over
this child to the couple.
Mrs. Bavin, sister-in-law of Mrs. Sargent,
says that Mr. Savin, the father of the ac
cused woman, is a wealthy financier who
resides In New York. She says also, that
Mr. and Mr. Savin, the parents of Mrs.
Sargent, separated a number of years ago
and that Mrs. Savin went with her daugh
ter to Iondon, where she died. Savin
afterward signed a deed agreeing to pay
hia daughter $5,000 annually.
Preferring to the Edgeworth child. Mra.
Savin said she was th daughter of a
woman who was employed as a cook in
MINERS CRUSHED TO DEATH
Three Men Killed by Raaaway Car
in Held Mln Near Me.
OKLAHOMA CTTT. Okl.. March t- Thre
miner were crushed to death today when
two car of coal being drawn from the
Reid mine No. 1 In the McAleater district
broke away when being drawn nut and
slipped back down an rnclin into th
The dead are:
MICH A EI. 8 TV ART.
L N. DUNTON.
Th first two men were Instantly killed.
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INVALIDS QUIDS BOOK.
Members Insist That Too Large Per
centage of Revenue Goes to
8T. PETERSBURG. March 1-Oeneral
debate on the budget of 1908 began in the
Duma today, with a program of speeches
by tho president of senate M. Alexlenko,
the constitutional democratic member, M.
Shengareff and Minister of Finance Kokov
soff. The principal criticism was leveled
against the disproportionate amount of the
military appropriation as compared with
that for cultural purposes, the expensive
conditions of the last loan and the absence
of the strict economy which Russian
finances demand. M. Alexlenko showed
that expenditures had Increased $138,000,000
tn the last two jears. as compared with an
earlier annual average of $40,000,000. He
aid that 4HH Per cent of the budget esti
mate was devoted to military purposes and
12'zi per cent to education, agrarian re
forms, etc. He called attention to the un
favorable change In the balance of trade,
which he said was due to the steadily in
creasing Imports and the falling off in
exports. In conclusion he declared that the
record of the last loans constituted a
chronicle of the death of Russian credit.
Shengareff pointed out that th expendi
ture of the ministries of war and Interior
and of the prison department had Increased
60 per cent during the constitutional epoch
and those of the ministries of education
and agriculture y, per cent. He demanded
reduction of (he peac strength of the
army. ' .
Finance Minister Kokovsoff In reply con
ceded the justice of the criticisms of the
military expenditure and deolared that no
further increase should be allowed. The
last loan, he said, had been concluded under
difficult circumstances and , with the war
cloud hanging over th Balkan delay was
Impossible. Nevertheless, the terms were
far better than those of the previous loan
and none could have been obtained under
more favorable conditions. Foreign In
vestors, he declared In conclusion, had con
fidence In the third Duma, and If the Duma
and the administration would co-operate
loyally the creit of the country, soon would
be restored to a condition worthy of a
ARGUMENT IN LAND CASE
Suit of Government to Recover Two
Million Acres Come Up In
PORTLAND, Ore., March 2 Argument
on the demurrer of counsel for th Harrl
man system In the case wherein the gov
ernment Is seeking to forfeit the grant of
the Oregon & California railrcad company
!s This Fair?
Certain Prcjof Will B Mad That
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tHire Stomach Trouble).
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to more than 2.000.000 acre of valuabl land
In tht state, occupied the attention of the
federal court today. At least forty lawyers
were on hand to define the respective posi
tion of their clients In the effort to wrest
from the railway company whatever title
It may claim to these lands.
REPORT OF PENNSYLVANIA
Gross Earning Shrink Fifty-Two Mil
lion and et Earnings Less
Than Eight Million.
PHILADELPHIA, Mrch 2. The annual
report 'of the Pennsylvania Railroad com
pany for the year 1908, made public tonight,
howl a decrease In gross earnings, com
pared with the preceding year, of $62,446,722,
and a deorease tn net earnings of 17,436,297.
The gross earnings for 1908 of all lines east
and west of Pittsburg were $274,338.S03; op
erating expenses, $203,606,635, and net earn
ings. $70,733,267. There were 334,439.641 tons
of freight moved on the entire system, a
decrease of 103,381.176. During the year
142.676.779 passengers were carried, a de
crease, compared with the year 1907, of 10,
885.192. The report says:
"The Industrial depression continued
throughout the entire year and still pre
vails. Its results are clearly shown in the
abnormal decrease, both In traffic and rev
enue. "The average rate received for the trans
portation of passengers was less than 2
cents per mile. There can be no question
that the railway are not receiving a reas
onable compensation for the service per
formed and for the comfort and facilities
furnished to the traveling public.
"It Is gratifying to note that a more con
servative spirit prevalle In both the state
and national legislatures In regard to the
undue regulation of railroads. Those who
In good faith Invest In such enterprises
cannot reasonably be expected to continue
to make such investments unless they re
ceive the same protection that Is accorded
the owners of other property."
JUNKEN IS AFRAID OF MOB
Attorneys for Self-Confessed Mnr
derer Want Preliminary Hearing;
In De Maine.
DBS MOINES. March 2 An application
is to be filed by the attorney of John
Junken, tha negro who his confessed to
the murder of Clin K-nen, the Ottumwa
choir singer, o hav tiie trial i.i this city
Instead of Ottumwa. They clal n that (hero
Is danger of lynching und that the "mub
plrlt" Is so Strom In Ottumwa that they
fear the prisoner' lire. The grand jury of
Wapello county tomorrow ni the
esse will be raken up lnstitnily. The
prisoner will remain in Des Moln.;s until
called for by the court of Ottumwa.
"I did not strike the blow that killed
Clara Rosen. Two white men were with me
and helped do the Job," said John Junken,
self-confessed slayer of Clara Rosen at
Ottumwa, February S.
Junken declare detectives forced Mm into
hi confession. He showed a cut upper. 'Ip
which Is the result nf bsln struck i'. the
face when he resisd having his hands
fitted to the blood stains on MUs Rosen's
VICIOUS ASSAULT ON WOMAN
Dayton. O., Adds Another to It Long;
List of Mysterious
DAYTON, O., March 2. The boldest and
most vicious assault since the murder of
Llssle Kulhart occurred In this city In
broad daylight this afternoon. The victim
1 Mrs. May Mesaros. a pretty Hungarian
woman, who was seised by a negro and
only escaped after he had torn almost oil
her clothing from her and had beaten her
severely about the face In an attempt to
drag her Into a shed. The woman was
followed for more than three blocks by
the negro. Four hundred Hungarians, with
arms, begsn searching for the assailant.
London Authors Observe
Centenary of Poe's Birth
LONDON. March 2.-A brilliant company
gathered tonight at a banquet at the In
vitation of th Author's club to celebrate
the centenary of the birth of Kdgar Allan
Poe. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle presided and
v.-aa supported by Ambassador Reid and
Mrs. Humphrey Ward, many leading Brit
ish authois and a large number of Ameri
can residents of Ixndon. Among the guests
was Captain Poe, one of the oldest surviv
ing m?mbeis of the Poe family. The
speeches, which were delivered by Am
bassador T.eid, Sir Conan Doyle. Captain
Po. Charles Garvlce, the novelist, and
FtsjicIb Henry Grtbble, the critic, were
interspersed with recitation of Poe's
Sir Conan Doyle, after referring to the
tragedy of Poe's life, paid glciwing tribute
to Poe works, saying: "It Is the irony
of fate that he, as he said h should, died
In poverty, for If every man who wrote a
lory which was Indirectly Inspired by Poe
were to pay a tithe toward a monument It
would b such as would dwarf th Pyra
mid." Th spesker generslly credited the
Inspiration for his own detective stories to
Ambassador Reid was the principal
speaker. He ssld the lateness of the rele
bratioa was quite In keeping with Poe'
If You Don't Know'
Our Letter Box
Contributions on Timely Subject,
Wot Sxoedlng Two Hundred Words,
Ar Invited from Our kadrg.
Bryan nnd Bank Deposit.
VERONA, Neb.. March l.-To the Edi
tor of The Bee: There has been so much
said to this legislature by Mr. Bryan about
platform pledges and bank guarantee, etc.,
that a little history of past platform dec
larations by our party on Oryan'a financial
theories may be refreshing.
In 1900 I asked Congressman Hitchcock,
who was one of Bryan's managers, why
fro silver could not be left out of the plat
form? He replied that they had to put
11 in the platform or the republicans would
put Mr. Bryan In a hole. He advocated1 It
so strong In 1S90 thst to go back on It now
would do up Mr. Bryan. All the delegates
knew it was silly to again advocate It and
a delegation of Mr. Bryan's friends (Includ
ing a well known Nebraska democratic
editor) Journeyed from Kansas City to Lin
coln and staid up all night with Mr. Bryan,
trying to have him abandon It, but they
were met with the same response, "Must
go in," and It went In, not because they
believed In It, but to save Mr. Bryan'a face.
When the panic came Mr. Bryan con
menced advocating a guarantee law with
Immediate payment, . and he and Haskell
forced It In the platform. Nobody believes
that the southern and eastern democrats
believed In It. But Mr. Bryan was abso
lute dictator and would pounce down on any
democrat who, like Guffey. refused to do
hi bidding. But now Mr. Bryan has been
shorn of his power to harm the democratic
party. Three times beaten by the ane
voters of both parties everybody knows It
la absolutely silly to follow him now, and
why can't Governor Bhallanberger and our
democratic member of the legislature take
their places at the head of the democratic
column, where we asked them to go, by
giving them more votea then we did Mr.
Bryan? Could anything be more humiliat
ing to the Intelligent democratic voters than
to have our legislature pass a banking law
that every Intelligent banker knows will
end In disaster? If all the successful and
Intelligent farmers said a proposed law for
the supposed benefit of Tarmers could only
end in disaster to the farmers, would our
legislature pass It because one man forced
It In the platform? Why take chances on
the $61,000,000 of deposits In safe banks.
Let the People Role."
OMAHA. March l.-To the Editor of The
Bee: The several threats made by the
World-Herald, this morning as to the criti
cism it promises in opening up the graves
for those who may have political ambitions
and oppose th Omaha charter bill, will
say, that I have watched the doings of the
World-Herald for a number of years, how
It has played foot hall with the public
opinion and rights; that the respect I have
for Its worthy owner, Mr. Hitchcock, can
hardly be warranted by Its editorial man
agers, who support the platform pledges
In a moat peculiar manner when they talk
about "Let the people rule," when they sup
port the two senators from Douglas county
that, as they believe, have a patent right
to make city charter exclusively and only,
and no one shall attempt or dare to even
take a dot or add a word to It, and com
mand the members of the lower house to
pass It ss It left their hands, and gag them
with the assistance of Ihe World-Herald.
One of the above named gentlemen
boasted that he was the maker of the
charter twelve years ago, and the. senior
member of the Douglas county delegation
stated openly before the committee that he
had prepared and helped to amend the
charter at various times, at one time with
the assistance of Mr. Andrew Rnsewater,
the present city engineer.
It is positively a fact that the two ahove
named gentlemen have had the principal
say In the making up of the Omaha charter
as now before the house, snd the World
Heiald knows It, and they not only want
career. "Everything came tn him too late.
In life as In death, especially In his own
country," said the ambasador. "Even
when good fortune seemed ready to press
Itself upon him more than unce during his
life, his temperamental waywardness, heed
lessness and Irresponsibility kept him from
appreciating the opportunity until It was
"Now, long after his unhappy death and
long after the English and f'reurh literary
tribunals have accepted him as one of the
Immortals hl count r) men yet wall even
beyond the certury to place him witli their
other literary figures, some surely far
smaller. In their hall of fme. Vet with
all the delay Poe's place surely Is In the
front rsnk. If not st the very head, of (lie
w orld a tellers of short stories. "
Among the pstrons nf the celebration be
side Ambassador Reid, were J. Rldgeley
Carter, secretary of the American em
bassy; Rear Admiral Stockton, V. S. N.:
Prof. George Grafton Wllsin of Brown
university, who wss a delegate to the re
cent internstionsl naval conference; the
duchess of Msrlbornugh. Ihe marchioness
of Dufferln. Cora, countess of Stafford;
Mrs. rornwsllls West. Ird Fairfax, Mrs.
Humphrey Ward, Robert Newton Crane
and Justin McCarthy.
to apply their gsg rule upon member i
the legislature, but also want to carry It
out upon the people In the spring election,
as per orders recel-ed by them from the.
brewers and aom Interest which com
mand them to maXe It an elective Board of
Fire and Police Commissioner. "
The World-Herald find It convenient to
support these two bosses and patentee of
the Omaha charter, but stltl It says, "Let
the people rule," and at th earn ttma
threatens members of the lower house who
are working tn good faith. Th World
Herald has never at any time given recog
nition to any of the improvement cluba
which have labored day and night and
worked out practical Ideas which should
te embodied in tne Omaha charter, such
Inconsistency, as displayed by the Wttrld
Herald will surely not be appreciated by tta
readers, and never has been, therefore tha
weakness of the support It ha given to
candidate! at different election has be
come very apparent.
A MEMBER OP THE PRESENT LEGIS
LATURE. RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN
FOR SMELTING COMPANIES'
New Law In Ctah la Deslanrd to Re
dace Friction Becasn of
SALT LAKE CITT, March l-The right
of eminent domain under certain limitation
wa conferred upon smelting corapanlea by
the legislature today. Smelter may under
the terms of a bill passed secure tha con
demnation of agricultural land within jl
radiua of four miles, provided they already
own 78 per cent of the territory affected.
The act I Intended to reduce friction be
tween the smelting companies . and th
farmers because of smoke danuteT.
Which had Spread Over Face, Body
and Arms Swelling were as
Large as a Dollar When they
Broke, Sores would Not Heal
Suffered 3 Years.
MADE SOUND AND WELL
BY 3 SETS OF CUTICURA
" My trouble began about three) rear
Mo with little black swellings scattered
over my fac and neck. They would
disappear but they would leave httl
black scars that would itch at time mo
I couldn't keep from scratching them.
Larger swellings would appear in th
game place and they were so painful I
could hardly bear it and bit clothe
would stick to the sore. The first
doctor I went to said the disease wag
scrofula, but the trouble only got worse
and spread. By this time it was all orer
my arms and the upper part of my
body in big swellings as large ss g dollar.
It was so painful that I could not bear
to lie on my back at night. The second
doctor pronounced my disease inflam
mation of the Jrmphatio gland. Ho
topped th welllngs, but when ther
would break the places would not heal.
He tried everything that he could but
to no effect. He said 1 might be cured
but it would take a long time. I bought
a set of the Cutieura Remedies and used
them according to directions and in less
than a woek some of the plane war
nearly well. I continued with tha Cuti
eura Remedies until I had used threa J
rets, and now I am sound and well. A
The disease lasted three year from tha
time it commenced until I waa cured.
Before Chrigtmai something broke out
on my seven year old brother hands
in the form of large sore. I tried every
thing I could think of but to no effect
until I happened to think of Cutieura
and one application cured him. Also,
not long ago, my sister got a bad burn
on her ankle. I have been using Cuti
eura on that and it gave her scarcely
any trouble. O. L. wuaon. Puryaar.
Tenn., Feb. 8, 1908."
Warm hth with Cuttctim Soap, gen
tle anointings with Cutieura Ointment
and mild dose .f Cutieura Pills, afford
immediate relief and point to a speedy
c,.lrTL .tortur'iS. disfiguring humor
of the skin, scalp and blood of infant,
children and adults, when all else fail.
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