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TTTE BEE: OMIIAA. TCESPAT, FEBRUARY 14. 1911.
State Republicans Allied With More
in Senion at Lincoln.
COMMITTEE WRITES RESOLUTIONS
lineal Cnsanserelal tlnh Adepts Rnf
latteas Tnaakla Mtakfrt ef
far Shelving Capital Rraatil
From a Staff Correspondent.
LINCOLN, Feb. IS (Special.) The Ne
braska Progressiva- Republican league
meeting this afternoon at the LJndell hotel
appointed a committee to draw up a plat
form of resolutions. Fifty men were pres
ent and to preside over the meeting P.. E.
Correll of Hebron we appointed chair
man and. F. A. Bhotwell of Omaha secre
tary.," , .' "
Tha 'resnlutlons- committee named con
sisted of F. A. Bhotwell, Omaha; Charles
H. Blaon, Geneva; J. R. Sutherland. Teka
mah; Charlea 6k a) a, McCook; H. M. Bush
nell, Uncotn. and TV. 8. Mattley, Ansley.
Congressman George W. Norrls, vice
president of the. National Progressive
league, sent his felicitations and greetings,
commending tha appropriateness of holding
a meeting upon Lincoln's birthday.
f'nsaniarelal Oak Tkaaka Legislature.
Tha Lincoln Commercial club passed
resolutions today thanking tha house of
repreesntatlves for shelving the cspltal re
moval bill. The resolutions declared that
tha action taken by the house wi truly
In accord with the general sentiment of
tha cltlsena of tha whole state, and that It
waa not really a public question at all,
but an attack upon tha prosperity of Lin
coln. Tha club cites the fact that no party
put tha matter into Its platform as an
evidence that there Is no real demand for
It. The resolutions conclude:
As the rspttal and second commercial
renter of Nebraska, Lincoln will continue
to labor for the upbuilding of our com
monwealth and the spreading of Its fame
to the outside world. It slkWs the opportu
nity to do this without being compelled
to meet Its neighbors on the plana of dis
Coroner's Jarr Not Decided.
Tha coroner's Jury, probing the death of
Thlllp W, Busby, night watchman at the
a tale house, wh owes found dead at the
foot of the stairway Saturday night, has
been unable to conclude whether the
death was accidental or due to a mur
derous assault. Busby Is said to have had
soma money with him, and the absence
of that Is yet to be explained. No clues
or Indications of the causa of his fall have
Passes Bad Checks
Fred 8. Mills Makes Good Hauls at
Sareral Nebraska Towns and is
Wanted by Police.
CENTRAL C1TT, Neb., Feb. 13-SpeoUI
Telegraph) One of the smoothest swindlers
that haa operated In this section In a long
time la just now badly wanted by the of
ficara here. His name is Fred 8. Mills al
though he IS known by several aliases. He
cam here working for a picture enlarging
firm and had several men under him. He
arpedTtt-th-Hatellff bote and prevailed
upon, the proprietor, Fred C, Ratcltff. to
endorse a check for him saying hat It
was merely for Identification. Tha check
was for S100 and was drawn on tha
Nemaha county bank of Auburn.
Tha cheok was found to be no good, and
Mr, Ratcllff was compelled to make good
to tha banker who cashed It here. Mills
also pulled off a similar feat at Cairo
where ho secured 1110, and at Ravenna
where ha gathered 1124. lie also passed
several checks In Grand Island.
He was last heard of at Broken Bow. He
la described as about forty years old,
weight about 1M and height about five
feet seven Inches. Ha was smooth shaven
with dark complexion and had peculiar
eyes, the left one being crossed. He wore
heavy nosa-glaases. Tho local authorities
hava offered a reward for his capture.
FORT WAYNE, lnd., Feb. 12.-A woman,
who signed herself "Sarah Cook" on tho
hotel registers, cashed two forged post
office money orders at a hotel today, re
ceiving IS on each.
, Tha orders were written on blanks from
Chicago, sub-Station No. 6, where MO
blanks recently mysteriously disappeared,
rostoffloo authorities are on tho woman's
trail and hava notified tho police and
hotels of surrounding cities.
FAIRBURY CITIZENS FACE
WARM MUNICIPAL FIGHT
Wets ana Ora Krenly Divided la
loaaell -Now t'rnsaa t nnnses
llae of Body.
FAIRBURY, Neb.. Feb. ll.-8peclal.)
Tha wets and drya In the Fatrbury city
council who hava been In conflict for the
last several weeks on the division of the
city Into four wards, have finally com
promised on the matter and decided uon
a division that will apparently be satisfac
tory to all concerned.
Tha last census gave Falrbury a popula
tion of t,294, which places It In the first
class rank, consequently the city Is entitled
to eight fcouncilmen Instead of four. It
so happens that Falrbury has now two wet
couacllnien and two dry council men. Mayor
n C. M. Hurlburt haa no vote In the matter.
Tha deadlock that has pievalltd for several
weeks past was due to the fact that each
aide had an Idea as to how the city should
ka divided and each side was unwilling to
give any conceas.ons that would give the
other sid an advantage.
Municipal politics Is warming up In Falr
bury and the rlectlon to be held In Falr
bury April 4 promises to be the most
warmly contested affair ever held In this
city. Falrbury haa been dry for the last
year the first time In fifteen years and
eacb side seems determined to leave noth
ing undone to bring success this time.
TaY THIS 10SK1DNLYS
OAS CURED THOUSANDS
Weak, Inactive or deranged Wlli,e..
o.ihi to hate medical attention at once
to avoid possible development of chronic
rheumatism, frights disease or diabetes,
wh! h are pra. II' lly Im-urable If your
b k achea, rheumatic pains affect the
clnts, the urine is tienuini. painful or
highly colored, or you have soreness In
tie groin or disay spells, treatment should
be taken at on. to avoid further devel
opments or complications. Get from our
druggist one-half ounce package Muiax
oinpound. one-half ounte fluid extract
Hu.hu and six ounces good pure gin. Mix
and take one to to ivaspooniuls of the
mixture after each meal and at trd lime.
This aids the kidneys to properly per
form their work of filtering poisonous
r-aate matter and uric add from tits uI-mxI
and throwing tt oft from the atem as
they1 should and puts them In strong,
healthy condition. 'Id Is formula hss cured
tnouaanda sines t was discovered a few
SBosUiia ago. Ad
Union Pacific to
Train From Omaha
Prep&rei Schedule Which Takei Care
of Millard and Old Line
From a staff correspondent.
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 13. (Special) Of
flclals from the I nlon Pacific railway and
cltliens from Uothenberg and Papllllon met
with the railway commission this morning
In an effort to adjust a change In train
schedules. The railroad offered a new ar
rangement of trains to the commission re
cently for Its approval and It was not en
tirely satisfactory. A meeting at Grand
Island was planned but this session was
held Instead. YV. M. Stebblns, representa
tive fiom Dawson county, spoke for GotU
enberg, and Coead and E. J. Spauldlng
of Gothenberg offered the opinions of his
fellow cltlsens. James T. Hegley repre
The railroad men there were Gerrlt Fort,
passenger traffic manager, Charles Ware,
general superintendent, W. 11. Murray,
assistant passenger agent. W. H. Benham,
travelling freight aent, Claude Stockham,
travelling freight agent and E. B. Slosson,
general agent of the road In Lincoln.
The protest of Papllllon and other points
on the old line which were cut off from
the main line by tho Lane Cut-off, were
practically withdrawn when the railroad
men present showed them that their ser
vice would not be Injured by the contem
plated change, as No. 6. which leaves
Omaha at 4 p. m., would be run over the
old route and would do local work as far
as Grand Island. '
Tho change which the Vnlon Pacific pro
poses meets with the hearty approval of
all people living along the road In Nebras
ka as It gives an after-theater train to
the west, the local being changed to leave
Omaha at 11:66 p. m. and earning a
sleeper. A local train will leave Omaha at
8:15 a. m., and run to Grand Island. Train
No. 3 will leave Omaha at 4 p. m., and will
be local work between Omaha and Grand
Tha Vnlon Taclflo asks to bo allowed to
put the service Into effect next Sundsy. It
Is believed the proposed change will be
sanctioned by tho railway commission.
Platte River Broken l p.
FREMONT, Feb. )3.-(Speclal.)-The
warm weather of tho last two daya and the
rain of last night and this morning loos
ened the Ico In the Platte. The river Is
showing Indications of breaking up. The
msln current has apparently shifted to the
north side and what was all last summer
a dry sandbar covered with grass la now
covered by Ice and water. The supervisor
In charge of tho bridge has plenty of dyna
mite on hand and a close watch Is being
kept of the Impending breakup. If trouble
occurs It will be toward the north side.
The river Is higher than It has been for a
Nebraska. News Motee.
YORK The marriage of Miss Bessie
Casebeer to Mr. Charles Peterson of Au
rora waa celebrated yesterday.
y OR Two of York's oldest residents and
best known cltlsens were laid to rest yes
terday Isaac Slieeks. engaged In business
here for years, and Samuel Cuuk, veteran
of the civil war.
WK.MT POINT Mrs. Joseph Dralios. who
has been stiiferlng for some time '
esrious ailment and naa undergone v op
eration at an Omaha hospital, h.i re
turned homo much Improved In heajtli.
BRA H811AW-News haa been received
announcing the death of Mrs. W. W.
Wholor at Glenn Falls. Idaho. Mr. and
Mrs. Wheeler homesteaded land near here
hmit thirty years aKO and for a num
ber of years lived In Arborvllle township.
WEST POINT News has been received
of the marriage at Edmonton, Alberta.
Canada ,of August Prawlts, a former resi
dent ana native son of Cuming county, to
Miss Agnes Ktraiihan. Mr. Irawltx re
moved from Cuming county to Canada sev
eral years ago.
WEST POINT Deputy State Fire War
Hi.ii K. .1. Buck of Wisner haa carefully
Inspected the bulld'ngs In the business
portion of West Point, taking especial care
to examine lines ana imo opening aou
the accumulation of Inflammable refuse
In basements and collars.
YORK The York Alfalfa Milling com
pany Is shipping the first of its output of
alfalfa molasses meal, alfalfa ground meal
and other products. President William t:.
Boyer leaves today for- Illinois and the
east, where he expects to contract the en
tire output of the York factory.
SARGENT A meeting was held at the
office of Miller at Sherman In this city,
where the farmera of this locality qri;an
Ued an Institute, electing the following
otflcers: President. M. 10. Vanden"berg;
vice president. James Gibson; secretary,
Carl Cole; treasurer. Clarence Metclf; ex
ecutive committee, S. J. Penny, Abe Ford,
N. C. Tarleton.
FAIRBl'RY Ttussell post. No. 77, Grand
Army of the Republic, assisted by the
Women's Relief corps, appropriately cele
brated and observed IJncoln's birthday at
the Grand Army hall at 7:30 p. m. Monday
evening. Rev. 8. J. McGaw delivered the
address and a number of patriotic speeches
were made by the various members of the
FREMONT A young Fremont business
man is rumored to have dropped pome
thing like IWO in a poker game a lew even
ings ago to an Wlliana fra nnsiii. inn
local sport held four aces and feeling pretty
sure that he had all In Hlglit he backed
his hand with all his available rash throw
ing on aNfine diamond for security. The
Omaha man showed up a straight flusn
and raked in the stuff. The local nimi
then squealed to tho officers and the
Omaha man Is said ha- netted by
turning back the aparkJer. There will ba
Iowa Urslusxr Association Meets.
MASON CITY. Feb. 13.-1 Sp 'daD-Tlie
annual meeting of the Iowa Mute Drain
age association will be held In this city
Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
The attendance promises good. Among
the promint nt speakers on the program are
Xamuel II. Lee. slate engineer. Pierre. 8.
u.i Jacob A. Itaiinan. fcuina, in.; janifi
A. King. Charles fit) ; lion. W. Kllpack,
Council muffs, la.; Hun. J. M. Klake,
Webster City; Prof. A. Mareton, Collide
of En Inuring, Anus, and Hon. John
Haminlll, Hiitt. Arrangements huve been
madu so that all who atu nJ will bo offunVd
toe opportunity to look through the North-
western StaU Portland Cement plant and
t lie Leltlli lurtland Cement plant, wh.cli
Is now under process f construction, be
side given the opportunity of looking
through the brick and tile Industries, the
largest In the world.
Brer t uate Twenty Hollars n t.lass.
."iUl'X FALLS, S. 1)., Feb. lS ( Special.)
-Through Die efforts of Sheriff Ulakeley
and Ktate'a Attorney Sargent of l'otter
county, Charles Mack and Oscar Ilelmer i
of Haven were arrested on the charge off
Healing a keg ol beer from a freight car !
In the Milwaukee railroad aids at lloven.
The to men weio found guilty In justice. :
comt and in urcer to get out of the diffa
culty Mack paid a fine of lioo and costs.
u I.IIa l:..lniv.' I.alil M fln at L'4) and l-OMts
They had only consumed a unall quan -
tlty of the Uer when arreted, and it 14
t.ll.u.t.4 in. stolen liquor cost then, up -
ward of t-V a alas, for vvt.al they con-
Bales of Damagedby-Handling Goods-
A sura euro for this class of salts U found
111 Km advertialn-
PROF. PHILLIPS KILLS HIMSELF
Head of Forestry in University of Ne
braska Commits Suicide.
FEARED HE WOULD BE INVALID
He Hmm m Member of the Athletle
Hoard of Control anal Very Papu
lar with the (Madewt
LINCOLN. Neb.. Feb. lS.-Prof. F. J.
Phillips, professor of forestry at the Ptate
university, committed suicide at his home
early this morning by Inhaling gas. Prof.
Phillips left three letters, one of which was
addressed to his wife. Instructing her how
to notify the proper officers whan the body
was discovered. The other letters were ad
dressed to the chief of police and coroner
Two weeks ago Prof. Pfillllps had been
offered an assistant professorship In the
University of Mlchgsn. He declined this
on the advice of Chancellor Avery.
In his letters Prof. Phillips asserted that
he feared that he would soon become a
chronic Invalid and would be a constant
burden to his family.
He was 30 years of age and a graduate
of the University of Michigan. He was
secretary of the Michigan Athjetlc board
hen a student there. ,
Popular with fttadeats.
Prof. Phillips was one of the most popu
lar Instructors at the university. He was
young man and was a particular friend
of the students Interested in athletics. For
one year he was a member of the Hoard of
Control at Nebraska and was so well liked
that he was elected as delegate to the an
nual meeting of the Intercollegiate con
ference In New York. He stood for the
broader things In college athletics.
Full of the enthusiasm of youth and Im
bued with thought of doing good for those
about him, Prof. Phillips was always looked
up to by the entire undergraduate body of
the university. His Industry In the forestry
work attracted tha attention of govern
ment officials and a little over a year ago
he was made an attractive offer to enter
the service of the United States Forestry
MEXICANS BEATEN AT MULATA
(Continued from First Page.)
but I am not yet ready to kill an unarmed,
The mob's rage was quieted and only
one man, the son of one of the victims,
stepped forward to take the federal sol
dier's life. Ortega drew his pistol. "It
wouia urea my neart to have to kill a
comrade," he said, "but we will not be
murderers like the soldiers of Dias,
The terrified wounded federal soldier was
picked up. mumbling his thanks and re
moved to a shanty.
Insurgent l.oea la Slight.
In the two days' battle the pronunctados
lost one man killed and one wounded. The
dead man, Hilaro Sanchez, was shot while
battering a door of the house with the
Scotchman, F. 8. McCombs, to get at a
squad of federal soldiers. McCombs en
tered the house alone and drove the fed
erals out. killing one of them. McCombs
Is the soldier of fortune who has earned
the title of "EI Diable" among tha Insur
rectos. His homo Is in Seattle, Wash.
Forced the Planting.
During the entire battle tha lnsurrectos
forced the fighting. ' The federals advanced
along the road to within 600 yards of the
town. When fired on they halted and for
two days did not advance. The two field
guns and machine gun were kept playing
upon the lnsurrecto lines, but did no
serious damage. A battle line was formed
with the Infantry on the left on tha Rio
Grande and the calvary guarding the
right flank. A flanking party of sixteen ln
surrectos drove In the Infantry and the
cavalry In three lines.
The battle started at 10 o'clock, February
7, and lasted until o'clock the night of
the eighth. The federala had 600 soldiers
In the field and tho lnsurrectos mustered
about 200 men. During the second day's
fighting the federals were completely sur
rounded and were driven back each time
a sortie was attempted. In the evening
Ortega made an Inspection of tha different
detachments and tound his ammunition was
Twenty-Five Federals Dead.
When the federala began their retreat
the lnsurrectos were not able to halt them
but gave chase for several miles. Twenty-
five dead Is a conservative estimate. The
federals had about fifty men missing when
they returned to OJlnaga, but it Is known
that at least twelve deserted.
Tho American soldiers and federal offi
cers guarding the American side of the
Klo Grande were repeatedly Tired upon by
the federal soldiers.
The lnsurrectos announce their Intention
of capturing OJlnaga as soon as they get
a supply oi ammunition.
Five boys, all American cltisens, were
captured by the Mexican rurales yesterday
wlilio Datrung in tno Klo Grande. Tho
rurales shot at them and compelled them to
wade across tlio ilcr and surrender.
The boys were released this morning after
being locked up all night.
Indians on Wsrpstk,
EL PAs'u, Tex., Feb. 13,-Mail advices
from Chihuahua to the Herald say that
passengers arriving in Chihuahua report
seeing 3J Indians in the town of Cuslhul
riachlc, west of Chihuahua, all carrying
four belts of cartridges and having add!
tional ammunition on pack horses. Ad
vices further state that the passengers
saw XM armed revolutionists, many of
them Tahuamaii Indians, at Kan Isldro.
j The party carefully examined the train
: wr ui-m iiriini gouu cngusn.
Sixteen l.oromotl vti Horned.
A special to the Herald from Monterey,
Mexico, says the roundhouse and sixteen
locomotives of the National lines burned
there Saturday night. The superintendent
of the line had received warning In an
i anonymous letter that If certain changes
! In the officials force were made the round-
house would be burned.
lnsurrectos Destroy Bridge.
According to Torreon (Mexico) papers re
ceived this morning, the bridge at Aqua
Naval, near Torreon, on the Mexican line
lot tne Mexican National, haa been de-
troytd lnsurrectos and traffic to Mexico
City, south of Torreon. is lied up. The
: bridge .it Homos, on the Coahuila F'acific
I i"'oao, was siso burned, tying up traffic i
A '"od of ammunition and 400 troops
bouni1 ,or Chihuahua and Juaiei passed
,hroun Torreon last Wednesday the
Douhle l artier at t.llroy. t al.
til I.ROY. Cal.. Feb I.T W w ki. ah.....
a n tilA r.ui.l..n i ...
i sst night, found Nicholas' Curuch a young
1 ''7"" i-t,'r hl apart -
i 'Vnd CunVch b0"
Hank Defaulter t'leuds t.ullli.
V.TKirmw.. N. v.. Feb. n.-tarl H
lUihr. the -v tar-oht hank .-Uri.' n h.. a-'
fulte1 With alnlUt tXM4ll of lh fiinila
the Nationnl in Ion bank of this rltv.
pleaded giilHy in the cuuntv cuurt anrf
,aa stnt to fcliulra reformatory
Activities of Tartest Organised
Bodies Along the Idas of Undertaking-
of Ooaoera e Woman.
Omaha Woman's club la considering two
entertainment projects. One would exploit
the skill of the club members as cooks.
The other would Illustrate Nebraska's
history. Both of these projects, tha one
a food sals to be held before Easter, and
tha other a historic pageant to be given
with all the settings due a pageant, were
considered at tba meeting Monday after
noon and action was deterred until further
reports are given.
Tha program, in charge of tha music
department, of which Miss Blanche Boren
son Is leader, was exceedingly pleasing and
much appreciated by the large number of
club members and guests attending. The
musicians who contributed their talents
were: Miss Bells Von Mansfelde. Mrs.
Edith K Wagoner, Miss Elizabeth Hamltng,
Miss Kstelle Brown and the member of the
Brahma quartet; Mrs. H. C. Paul, Miss
Ruth Ganson, Mr. H. C. Jenson, Mr. Louis
Lorlng and Mr. Vernon C. Bennet, accom
panist. Details of the recent successful enter
tainment given for tha benefit of the Social
Settlement, will be told at the meeting
of the board of directors Wednesday. This
Is tha regular meeting of the board and
will be held at the Young Men's .Christian
Tha dramatic club of tha Social Settle
ment Is planning to present the poem-
drama, "The Piper," by Josephine Preston
Peabody (Mrs. Louis Marks). Tha piece.
which was recently Interpreted at the New
theater. New York, with Edith Wynn
Mattlson as the "Piper," won the first
prise In the Shakespara memorial poem-
drama contest, and waa given honor pro
duction at the Memorial theater In Strat-
Miss Mary Wallace, who Is In charge
of tho damattc club of tha settlement, will
enact the "Piper" In the production here.
Rehearsals for the play are to begin soon.
It la the present plan to give an outdoor
production sometime In June.
Mrs. T. J. Gist, president of the Ne
braska Federation of Women's clubs, has
been named regent of the chapter of
Daughters of the American revolution, re
cently organised at David City.
The Omaha chapter of Mu Sigma will
meet Wednesday morning at the home of
Mrs. K. W. Gunther, 820 North Fortieth
street. Mrs. P. M. Conklln will lead. Mrs.
G. C. Thompson will read a paper on Wil
liam Pitt and Mrs. Pearl Wlcshaus one on
George Frederick Handel.
Tho Dundee Woman's club will meet
Wednesday at the home of Mrs. W. S.
Curtis, 4923 Cass street. Mrs. Burks H.
Sinclair will give current events; Mrs. J.
J. Dodd will lead. Tha subject for study
Is on the liTe and works of John Greenleaf
Miss Myrtle Moses of Omaha will be one
of the soloists at the meeting of the Chi
cago Woman's club-Wednesday. Miss Moses
Is at present studying In Chicago.
Miss Kate Gordon, secretary of tho Na
tional Suffrage association. Is enlisting the
Interest of the women workers in the Susan
B. Anthony fund. Instituted to assist tho
association in Its campaigns throughout
the country. Special donation ara asked
during tho "Susan B. Anthony Memorial
begins , February 15, tha day
y. A ' '
of her birthday.
As the announcement, of tha general fed
eration Is that the Federation of Women's
club took action on tho request, not as a
club, but as individuals, members Inter
ested in the promotion of woman suffrage
made a contribution to the national fund.
The annual convention of the Nebraska
Suffrage association will bo held at Lincoln
March 2 and 8. Dr. B. O. Aylesworth and
Mrs. Ella S. Stewart of Chicago, president
of tho Illinois Woman Suffrage association,
will give addresses.
Breaks Window and
Loots Jewelry Store
Thief Makes Away with Trinkets
Worth $600 from Harney
Some thief wrapped a brick In a cloth,
hurled It through the window of the store
of the Orpheum Jewelry company, 1507
Harney street, at 4:80 o'clock this morning
and aecured about PW worth of jewelry
from tho show window. Downtown police
heard the crash, but were unable to locate
where It was until nearly an hour after
wards. Emll Zielke, the proprietor says that the
loot consists of rings, cameos, corals,
three emerald rings and soma diamond set
tings, none of which was Insured.
FOUR BUSINESS HOUSES
CHANGE THEIR LOCATIONS
Tbree of These Places A re to bo Lo
cated on Sontk aixtrentk
Three new busines establishments simul
taneously were announced Monday as ready
to open up quarters at different points on
Bouth Sixteenth street. In the rapidly grow
ing new business district of that street. A
fourth establishment Is to be located on
the thoroughfare after ten years of exist
ence in another part of town.
The Talbert-Bordener firm has leased a
shop In the City National bank building
to open a new tailoring business. Mrs.
Theresa Goodwin, who has conducted a
millinery establishment In Lincoln for a
long time, will open quarters In the city at
622 South Twenty-sixth street.
Another new millinery store In tha city
is that which Mrs. Ida Richards, formerly
of North tiatte, will open In a store room
on the second floor of the City National
Miss Helena Kroenert. ,who has conducted
a millinery store at 1362 South Thirteenth
street for about ten years, Is to remove
her business to 620 South Sixteenth street.
POSTAL SUPPLIES ARRIVING
Distributing Station to ka Opened
After Welshing of tke
PoMal supplies for the distributing station
to be established at the local postoffice
building are beginning to arrive In the
city, and everything wll be In readiness to
start business as toon as word comes from
Washington. It is understood, however,
! ,hat ,her '" b " ,lrlbu,,on of ,UP-
: out of this office
j om of ,tl8 ,,e
uiiiu alter ine
which begins in
of the Missouri
river about February 20. From this sta-
i tion portal supplies will be distributed to
: all the smaller offices In this section of
: at. a mlHril. ml It ! a r.&.. -A
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much before ninety dai
SILYER JUBILEE OF THE ELKS
Auditorium the Scene of Great Feitire
DECORATIONS ARE QUITE UNIQUE
Several Sararlsee Are Given to tke
Gnesta Wken Tker Cotno Here
for Twenty-Flftk Annt
All day long the trains from north, east,
south and west were bringing In Elks
from various parts of tha country to the
great silver Jubilee of tho local lodge at
the Auditorium last night. Seventy-five
members of tha legislature formed tho del
egation on a special train from Lincoln
tl.at reached the city at 7:55 last evening.
Special cars brought the delegations from
other nearby town.
There were fifty men working on the
decorations and fixtures of the Auditorium
Interior Sunday and Monday, with the pur
pose of having the big assembly place In
complete order by o'clock. Big commit
tees In charge of every detail were flooded
with work all dav.
Those In charge kept a strict silence upon
the details of the program which has been
arranged for the Jubilee. They announced,
though, that tha most startling features
ever attempted by Elks In sny part of the
country would be carried out during the
I J. Dunn, a local member, waa the
principal speaker of the occasion. It was
not the purpose of the officials to give
much time to speech-making, and Mr.
Dunn was limited to ten minutes.
Sidney Smith, exalted ruler of the local
lodge, was .chairman of the reception com
mittee, with 100 men assisting him. Po
lice Captain Henry Dunn waa In charge
of the auxiliary committee, with fifty men
assisting him. All tho committees started
In early to get their work under way, and
to arrange a system for handling their
functions during the progr?ss of the big
Secretary I. W. Miner of the Omaha
lodge probably was the busiest man con
nected wtlh the entertainment project. He
received great stacks of letters from all
over the country snd made arrangements
to comply with the requests which were
made In them for accommodations In the
The army wss well represented al the
Jubilee. Fifty officers of the. Department
of the Missouri, having headquarters at
either Fort Omaha or Fort Crook, had
accepted the Invitation and will be present
In a body.
Carl E. Herring acted as toastmaater
at the feast.
R. J. O'Keefe was the only delegate from
the lodge In New York City. Boston and
Philadelphia each had representatives at
Along the Colorado
United Statei Troops May Be Sent Into
Mexico to Prevent Damage to
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13.-The United
States government has taken up with Mex
ico the question of protecting the dike
which Is being built along the Colorado
river in Mexico In order to control that
stream. Whether it will ba necessary to
send American troops into Mexican terri
tory for this purpose haa not yet been de
Both governments, it Is said, are co-op.
rating tn an effort to sea that the dike is
protected from all harm In connection with
the revolution. The structure is an Amer
ican undertaking and Is being built with
tha consent of Mexico for tha purpose of
preventing floods In tho Colorado river and
consequent great damage in the Imperial
valley of California. The work Is being
prosecuted under the appropriation of
11,000.000 made by congress at Its last
The dike has progressed to such a point
that It Is new deflecting the course of the
river, which Is Its purpose, and any Inter
ference at the present moment would bo
COURSE IN ART OF DINING
Eating; Peas With Knife and Inbalt
goon Will ko Tabooed by
MANHATTAN, Kas., Feb. II. The open
ing next term of a course In tha art of
dining was announced today from the de
partment of home economics of tha K annas
State Agricultural college here. Mrs. Mary
Van Zlle, dean of the department, will
conduct the course. The art of eating peas
with a knife without allowing any to roll
down tho cuff, drinking coffee out of a
saucer, and Inhaling soup, already rarely
practiced here, now bid fair to become ex
tinct A Horrible Oratk
reaults from decaying lungs. Curs coughs
and weak lungs with Dr. King's New Dis
covery. 60c and 11.00. For sale by Beaton
The Key to the Situation Hee Want Ads.
Walking suits show coats that ieera
to grow shorter and wider. Funny little
dumpy coat they are, to be sure, but
somehow thrv have a very jaunty air.
The suit sketched here is of black
Odd button arrangements ana a
sailor collar are pleasing features.
John "Wanaruaker was postmaster general; Senator Boise Fen
rose is chairman of the great Postoffice committee of the United
States Senate; Thomas H. Carter, Senator from Montana, has
served many years on that committee. No three men in the
Unied States are better versed
On February 9, 1911, the senate postoffice committee, under
the leadership of Senators Fenrose
to the senate for action the Fostoffice Appropriation bill, contain
ing a provision, put in without allowing publio hearing or open
consideration, but under political pressure from the White House,
that increases the postage rate on magazines and periodicals to
such an extent that it practically absorbs all the profits, of the
publishing business of the country and makes the further pro
duction of popular-priced magazines impossible. It imposes a
tax that is confiscatory.
Notwithstanding, within the
referring to the Carter-Weeks bill:
"These are some of the big features of
the bill. The whole intent is to systematize
. and to modernize the entire postal system.
It is idle to take up such question as appor
tioning the cost for carrying second-class
mail matter or the proper compensation of
railroads for transporting the mails until we .
shall have established business methods in '
Fostoffice affairs by a reorganization of the
whole postal system."
"The commission unanimously recom
mended the passage of the projected bill.
Personally I have been very much interested
in all the details and, of course, am heartily
in favor of the changes to be made."
Senator Carter said last March:
"But I must forego further pursuit of
details. The bill was cordially approved by
Postmaster General Meyer and his assist
ants, and likewise has the approval of Post
master General Hitchcock. It failed of. pas- -sage
during the last congress owing to lack
of time for its proper consideration,. but I
. ' have re-introduced the bill, which is now '
designated 'Senate 6287, Second Session, ,
Sixty-first Congress.' The committee on
Postoffices and Postroads will favorably re
port the bill to the Benate and it should 'be
enacted into law before the close of this ses
sion. I believe not only that it will increase
efficiency, but that, after the expense of in- -stallaticn
is absorbed, it will result in such .
economies in the administration of the de- '
partment and service as will ere long wipe
out the deficiency. In operating under it
the department will be able with almost un
erring certainty to determine the actual cost
of each service performed, thereby reaching
a sound basis for legislation such as is
neither available nor obtainable under the
present system. I deeply sympathize with
the earnest desire of the department offi-
cials to get rid of the deficiency they are -fated
to encounter each year, but I submit
that the first real movement toward that
end must begin with the substitution of a
modern, up-to-date business organization
for the existing antiquated system, which
rests upon a few sections of law enacted in
1835, supplemented by statutory fragments
added from time to time since that year."
John Wanamaker said recently:
"With Mr. Hitchcock's suggestion, how
ever, there will be uo general agreement.
The magazines are supported, not by the -auao.
price paid for the magazine by the readers,
but by the advertisers. In a sense, maga
zines are private concerns; but they have a
public function to perform an educational
function. To tax the advertisements is to
tax the quality of the educational matter
contained in the pages, for the advertise
ments enable the publishers to pay high
prices for literature and educational arti
cles. The price paid for a magazine does
not pay for the printing and the paper. If
Mr. Hitchcock's suggestion should become
part of the President's plan it would mean
that the public would suffer in the loss of
much educational material that the pub
lishers then would be unable to buy."
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ment and free press to telegraph or write an immediate protest tc
their senators and representatives at Washington.
T11K CUUT1S PUBLISHING COMPANY,
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST . , .
THE LADIES' HOME JOURNAL,
in postoffice affairs and needs
and Carter, reported favorably
year Senator Boise Fenrose said,
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