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ProTiiiontl President of Mexico Be
lieved in El Paso.
laaerreeta Utrfrr barged With Flaw
Ins 4rnted Military KapedHlwa
"! Frleadly atlon la In
latlnM of Neutrality Laws.
T.U PA.--O. Tex, Feb. U.-The self-styled
provisional piesid.nt of Mexico. Francisco
I. Madcro. la la Kl Paso unless he has
slipped our in fhe'Ust twenty-four hours.
Bo confident are rite I nlted KtHtea officials
that the duelling head of the Mexican
revolution Is mm here that they had a
warrant Issued this afternoon for hla ar
rest. Rhe warrant was trsued by United States
Commissioner Oeorire H. Oliver. The Issue of
tha warrant came as a result of the capture
of papers on the person of Martin Csssllas,
a revolutionary leader, as he was returning
to Mexico Sunday from a visit to Kl Paso.
The papeig mere In the handwriting of
Itadero and were sivned by him. All were
dated February 1J and Kl Paso. The war
rant charge that Madera planned an
armed military expedition against a
friendly nat.on and ranged arms and am
munition i he wnt tnio Mexico from the
I'nlted Stales In violation of the neutrality
and customs laws. The United Btates
troops and all the federals on the border
have been given orders to make the ar
rest. Last week officials In Juares issued
circular stating that Madero was wait
ing In Kl Paso for a chance to enter that
country. This was denied by heads of the
Icsurrecto Junta here.
Casslla la Jail.
Martin Casslllaa. Mexican revolutionary
leader, was held In the sum of tl.QUV by
Lniled mates Commislsoner Oliver today
In default of which he la spending his sec
ond night In the Kl Paso Jail. Arrested
Sunday while returning to his command In
Mexico, after a visit to Kl Paso to ascer
tain what disposition to make of seventy
prisoners, he declares he baa committed no
crime and will make do effort to give
bonds, "not even if you cut off my- bead,"
were hla parting words.
Caasllaa when he came to El Paao made
the mistake of bringing in his rifle and
then tried to take It back again. He also
had soma revolutionary dispatches when
be returned.
Paaqual Oroaco, tnsurrecto leader, the
man who gave Juares tha big scare last
week. Is now camped at SaJamayuco, thirty
miles south of Juarex, waiting to give bat
tle to Navarro and federal reinforcements,
according to his own announcement to men
who returned from there today. Navarro
la supposed ta be thirty mtlea south, com
ing up Lbs railroads, although reports In
Juares are that Navarro has gone wast
and will attempt to, get around Oroaco.
Three More Woaaded.
Three mura wounded lnsurrectoe have
keen brought to the temporary hospital In
Kl Paso, Indicating further fighting east
of Juares along the river.
There are now thirteen wounded inaur
recloe la toe IS Paso hospital. Customs
, Collector A. L, kharp and other El Paso-
ans bava made formal application to the
American Red Ooes for tha appointment
af Drs. J. W. Taxd, and E. J. Emanuel as
Red CToaw physicians, with tha approval
f tha United Stales department, to ac-
' eons party he tnsurrecta army and relieve
tha wounded. If appointed In this manner,
they will be given protection from Mcxi
can fedesej bullets. ,
Juares Is stronger guarded1 and tha gam
Pliny a.mes have not bean resumed, but
tha moat exciting thins In tha town these
day 1 when tha aavairymea take their
Corves ta waXer.
rear Cera l.laed With Steel Will Be
Mat te Navarro.
MEXICO CITT. Feb. 14-Mllltary tralna.
modeled after those used by tha Russians
In the camp
palgn against Japan, are being
X. M
r use against the rebels In
J Chihuahua.
Four cars, lined with tem
pered steel and containing seventy-two
loophole, some of which will accommo
date cannon, are about to bs put la com
ml.vlon. It became known today.
Tha cars are being constructed in fac
tories here. They will be sent ta General
Navarro for a , practical demonstration.
Thfse portable forts bava tha wooden ex
terior of ordinary cars except that they
are painted like checkerboards so the port
holes are hard to distinguish. Between the
wood and steel walla are four Inches of
A telegram from General Luqua from
OJinaga said a detachment of his forces
had been, sent to attack a formidable
grmiu of rebels who were again menacing
Co.ani. fifty miles west, which until re
cently has been occupied by federals, but
now la either undefended or garrisoned by
a srr.sll force. The reive la were said to
be under the leadership of Anselmo Munos,
and to be strons'y entrenched In the
canyon of Tiburcco, - where they were
awaiting the arrival ef the federals. It Is
thought U) he the same band which was
Clsl.xiue.l a few days ago from the hill of
Kl Mulato. . .
General Navarro Is reported in dis
patciM s from Chihuahua today to have ad
vanced to l4cerno. a ehort distance be
yond Ahtimada.
Fares Hand Killed aad Three 4 oooty
Officials la Jail aa Kesalt
of Fwse.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okl . Feb. lt-Wyatt
Ptaplea. a farm hand. Is dead, and three
county officials are in Jail at Mountain
Park, as the reult of the trouble which
has arisen user the removal of records of
the county from Mountain I"ark to ttayder.
Staple, who a as employed on the farm
ft:. R Bull, one of the county commission
ers, was hoi hy one of the men who ar
rested bull, although his identity is un
known, ll is said Staples attempted to
prevent Hull's arret.
J. T. Aruimroim. another commissioner,
Hii County Clerk G. B. Hiistow were ar
retted later and takrn to the Mountain
Park Jail. iituni many tarmera ara
gathered at Mountain Park.
Governor Cruce ha ordered Sheriff Dan -
els of Kiowa county to Mountain Park to
lela of Kiowa county to Mountain Park to
prevent trouble.
The e.-Hinty officials are charged with
moving the county reeotds from the legal
tvunty seal.
Ikouibvr of Prrwu Heoorted
soesly I Blared la trrldrat Near
toloasola Hlver.
WKNATOHKK. Wash.. Feb. ItGreat
Northern tr n No. 4. eastbound. was
recWed this evening fifteen miles east of
Vt'eaatthee near the Columbia river.
The wirve are down and ao delaila have
be. n rxrHved.
A uiimVr of ptrsuaa are reported ser
tooaly lajurutic but aae killed
Hitchcock Replies
to Big Magazines
Postmasteer General Saji Periodicals
Are Bealizing; Enormous Profits
From High-Priced Adi.
WASHINGTON, Feb. II -Lame profi'a
exerted to be Inuring to the publishers of
magasine and Immense losses being sus
tained by the government In the trans
portation of magazines as second-class
mall matter at existing rates are made
the basis of a statement Issued tonight by
Postmaster General Hitchcock In response
to the attack made by the magazine pub
lishers on the proposed Increase of the
postage rate on the advertising pagea of
the large magaslnee, from 1 cent to 4 cents
a pound.
Mr. Hitchcock makes it clear that the
proposed new rates "does not affect news
papers of any kind nor does It apply to
periodicals mailing less than 4.9) pounds
of each Issue." "
In his statement Mr. Hitchcock said in
"In an advertisement signed by thirty
four of the principal magazines and per
iodicals of the country, it la said the In
creased rate 'will drive a majority of the
popular magazines out of existence and
with them the enormous amount of first
class mail their advertising creates.'
"The public should know that this charge
Is made in the face of the fact that a part.
if not all. of the periodicals are realizing
tremendous profits from the high priced
advertisements contained In their columns.
which the government is today carrying at
the extraordinary low rate of 1 cent per
pound and at a total cost of more than
9 cents a pound
New York Republicans
All Gather in Harmony
Colonel Roosevelt and William
Barnei, Jr., Sit Together and En
gage in Amiable Conversation.
NEW YORK. Feb. 14. For the first time
since the fight at the state convention at
Saratoga laat September, all factions of
the republican party In New Tork state
gathered tonight In harmony. The oc
casion was the twenty-fifth annual dinner
of the Republican club of New Tork city
In commemoration of tha lOTd anniversary
of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.
William Barnes, Jr., newly elected chair
man of the republican state committee,
who led In the fight against Colonel Roose
velt at Saratoga, was seated at the right
of the former president and entered Into
an animated conversation several times
during the dinner.
Beth. Low, president of the club, pre
sided. He had on his list as speakers
Colonel Roosevelt, Rev. Dr. Frank W.
Gunaulus, president of tha Armour Insti
tute at Chicago, who delivered the Lin
coln oration; Judge Emery Bpeer of the
United Statea circuit court of euorgla. and
George von L. Meyer, secretary of tu
navy, who represented President Taft.'
Lloyd C. Grl scorn, Henry L. Sttmson and
Timothy L. Woodruff were among the re
publican leaders who were present.
General Frederick A. Grant. TJ. S. A..
General Thomas H. Barry, U. A. and
Admiral E. H. C. Leu tie, also were
AttraietloM to Omaha.
"Folly of tha Circus" at tho Brandets.
"Cleopatra" at tha Boyd.
Vaudeville at the American.
Vaudeville at the Orpheum.
Burlesque at the Gayety.
Burieoquo at tha Krug.
Mr. Cohan axenaaTwy permits himself to
Indulge ta a bit of decorative egotism In
tha ornamentation of his new theater In
New Torn. There ara painted friezes all
over tha place Illustrating episodes and
achievements In the Cohan career and that
of hla "royal family." The subjects chosen
for thasa pictures ara "Giva My Regards
to Broadway," which la a large panel di
rectly above tha stage showing "Little
Johnny Jones" watching a homeward-
bound steamer leaving Southampton; "Tha
Yankee Prince" at Buckingham palace,
"George Washington Jr.", singing "Tou'ra
a Grand Old Flag." "Get-Rich-Qulck Wail
Ingford's" scene with the suspicious di
rectors, and "The Man Who Owns Broad
way" In a scene from that musical comedy.
Mr. Bam Harris, Mr. Cohan's associate In
tha enterprise, has no pictorial representa
tion in the theater's schema of garnish
ment. ' 1
Zelda Sears saya her stage manager ends
all her tempests In teapots by telling her
the "door story," according to the Dra
matlo Mirror, thus:
"There were two little children who were
very poor. They and their mother slept In
a small, bare room with two doors. One
of these doors led to the yard, the other
to the kitchen. One night It was fear
fully cold, and though the mother aifd the
children huddled as close together as they
could, they shivered and their teeth chat
tered. They heaped all their clothes op
the bed, even the last strip of carpet. And
still they shivered. Then the mother got
up and took the door to the kitchen off
Its hinges aad laid It on the bed.
'Mamma.' said ons of the children,
'aren't you sorry for the other poor little
children who have no door to cover
themT "
Miss Emmy Wehlen Is mentioned as the
London singer of Miaa Frttxi Scheff s most
successful part, that of the title role of
"Mile. Modiste." the coming spring; but
the announcement la offset. It would ap
pear, by the tact that aha is definitely
named as one of the attractions coming to
the Grand before June. She la the Im
ported star at "Marriage a la Carte," a
musical entertainment which Is Just now
being provided with the commodity of
"laughs" by Mr. Franklin P. Adams,
humorist of the New York Mail, and Mr.
Torn Lewis, who was so amusing in two
of the tuned Cohan farces. The latter re-
j 1u;. Mr Conor,
Mr. Barney CU more In "Kelly from the
Emerald Isle" will be seen at the Brands Is
theater for six performances starting with
a bargain matinee on next Saturday after
noon. "Kelly from the Emerald isle " la
written for Mr. G U more by Joseph Lo
Brandt. Harry Conor, featured comedian of "Mar
riage a La Carte" at the Casino theater.
New York, was severely, if not seriously,
Injured by aa automobile at Eighth avenue
and One Hundred and Ninth street. The
machine ran ever his chest, and two ribs
were fractured.
Edgar Selwyn, author of "The Country
Boy" and co-author with William Collier
of i ll be iianxtd IX 1 Do, ' will return
TT-J.1L rM t txwt
Question Between City Council and
the Police Board.
Pleaahlaa I aspect or laatrarted to
Have Katltnate Ready ay Toalaet
That laaaardiate Aetloa May Be
Tikes n Matter.
Attorney Thomas of the McCoun Coal
company wants the city council to pay for
coal fu ml Fried the city jail. His demand
raided an Interesting point, which City At
torney Rlne was railed on to untangle.
The city council advertised for bids for
furnishing coal for the city Jail, city hall
and public library. The McCoun Coel com
pany was awarded the contract, but the
Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
entered Into a contract with another com
pany to furnish the coal. The McCoun
company delivered coal, nevertheless, and
the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
refused to settle, claiming that it had the
right to buy its own ccal and make lis
own contracts.
This controversy raised the point as to
whether the Board of Fire and Police Com
missioners could enter Into such a con
tract. Attorney Rine gave It as his opin
ion that the Board of Fire and Police Com
missioners could enter Into a contract only
aft.r It VmA Kaam nA-rtA hv ihm rftV
council. And If the council ordered a
contract, which was afterwards made by
the police board, the latter would have to
pay It out of Its own funds. Otherwise,
the council would have to foot the bill.
A motion also prevailed for the passage
of the ordinance regulating the storage of
all petroleum products, but the ordinance
regulating the construction of fire-proof
buildings was held up for a week.
To Improve Jail Conditions.
City Plumbing Inspector Weltzel was or
dered to bring in plans and specifications
and an estimate for putting the city Jail In
a sanitary condition. He was told to re
port tonight so that a resolution ordering
the expenditure may be passed. The for
mer estimate of $M0 was considered exorbi
tant, and a hint was given Weltzel to cut
this amount by half.
The committee on railroads and viaducts
reported on the ordinance which forces the
railroads to build the Bancroft street via
duct and recommended ita passage Tues
day night
Protest on Wooden Blocks.
A petition protesting against the paving
of Sixteenth afreet with wooden blocks was
referred to the city attorney. The petition
attacks the legality of the ordinance on
wo grounds that It was passed before the
improvement district was created and that
the signers did not represent three-fifths
of the property owners.
The annual report of the Board of Park
Commissioners was placed on file, pending
an opinion from the city attorney relative
to outstanding bills. The report shows that
the park board spent IS8.3S6.0 for park
Improvements and $37,449.98 for road im
provements last year, and that there is a
balance of 13.794 In the park fund and
$2,938.46 In the road fund.
On request of T. L. Rlngwalt. It was or
dered that an ordinance protecting dogs
and cats from cruel treatment be Intro
duced for passage. A resolution for the
grading of Redmond avenue from Thirty
third street west at a cost of KOOO was
referred to Councilman Davis.
to the stage next season as an actor. To
this end he has written a comedy named
"The Arab," in which he will play the title
role. As Indicated by the title the princi
pal character la that of a son of the desert.
The three acts are laid In Syria. The first
performance of this play will be given by a
stock company In Los Angeles next May.
The Oncomers Is the name of a new so
ciety recently formed In London with the
object of exploiting, by means of periodical
matinees to be given at West End theaters,
plays and players who have not yet gained
the attention of the West End managers
and audiences. Experienced artists have
enrolled themselves as members, and the
patronage of such eminent players as Mr.
H. R. Irving. Mr. Lewis Waller, Mr.
Charles Hawtrey, Mr. F. R. Benson, Mr.
Gerald du Maurler and Miss Declma. Moore
has been obtained.
The B. H. W. concert series announce
Miss Mary Munchhoff for a song recital on
Tuesday afternoon February 31 at 4 p. m.
George W. Wilson, the character artist,
will shortly produce In vaudeville Horace
Haxeltine's dramatization of his own latest
sensational mystery story, "In the Noon
of the Moon," which appeared recently in
ons of the adventure magazines.
"Preserving Mr. Panmure." Sir Arthur
Pinero's latest play, which has Just been
produced' in London, Is an emphatic suc
cess, and notable In that It marks the re
turn of this distinguished playwright to
the field of farcical comedy in which he
was so successful earlier In his career.
After every seat had been sold for the
three contemplated performances of "The
Easiest Way." in Richmond. Va., the
mayor of that city prohibited Miss Frances
Starr's appoarance on the grounds of In
decency, and the major was mighty near
right at that.
Charlotte. N. C. and Chicago, 111., are,
of courae. not to be compared as theatri
cal centers. Yet the cunning comparison
may be made that Miss Viola Alien in "The
White Sister" drew $3,300 for one per
formance In the North Carolina city, while
Mr. Albert Chevalier during his entire
laat week in Chicago attracted the Insig
nificant sum of $1.700 and there were nine
Producing managera are to have a meet
ing In New York this week to discuss the
elimination of the state of Oklahoma from
the theatrical scheme. This calamity la
threatened on account of the action of the
state railway commission in raising the
transportation rates. It coat $1.20 more to
carry "Ren llur ' 8u) miles in Oklahoma a
short time ago than it uid in the adjoining
states, and that precipitated the trouble.
Mayor Gaynor sat in a stage box at the
first New Tork performance of "The
Boss." but. according to the Evening
World, he betrayed no sign that he hai
even a bowing acquaintance with such type
aa Michael Ragan.
Mr. Wiltun Lackaye is to go Into the va
riety theaters, where many performers get
very large salaries, although not fitted with
the Intellect to appreciate thla actor at his
epigrsmatio beat. Another masculine star
who is to contribute to the mixed enter
tainments la Mr. Dustln Farnurn. so that
It may be Inferred that we shall not again
be called upon to regard 'These Are My
People'' In a new manifestation. He is
to get Sl.tfal a week in a short play. . In
formation Is not given as to Mr. Let Way i
salary la his new employment
Women Prepare
to Hold Office
Gatherine Held at Pierre to Form
Party Whose Aim Is to
Seek Office.
PIERRE. 9. D.. Feb. 14 (Special Tele
gram ) A rathertng of women of the state
was held at the capltnl today having for
Its purpose the organization of a party
for women, which will seek to secure of
ficial places which are accorded to them
under the constitution without waiting for
the right of suffrage for women.
They appointed a committee consisting of
Mrs. May Billlnghurst, Mrs. Janet Cola.
Mrs. Florence Jeffries, Mr. Cassle Hoyt
Mrs. lone Russell and Mrs. Lizzie D.
Laughlln to meet within a few days at
the call of the president to select a name
and formulate a platform for their party.
The women announce their Intention of
taking an active part in future campaigns
In the state and to assert their rights
in this way even If not to allowed to vote.
They made a request upon Governor Vesaey
that he name a woman as one of the
members of the state board of charities
and corrections, such place not requiring
an elector under the provision of the con
W. W. Slabaasa la President W ell
Kitwi Workera la Aseoelatlea
The annual convention of the Douglas
County Sunday School association was
concluded Monday night by a banquet in
the cafe of the Young Women's Christian
association building. Thirty-six officers
and workers for the association were pres
ent. Miss Margaret Slattery, formerly an
International superintendent, was the
principal speaker at the closing meeting.
She talked on the work of the Sunday
school, of Its growth both In America and
In foreign countries and Its Influence.
Other talk were given by Miss Margaret
Brown, superintendent sf the elementary
department of the Nebraska State Sunday
School association, and by the Rev.
Charles H. Lewis, secretary of the Ne
braska State association.
The election of officers of the Douglas
County association followed the banquet.
The following officers were elected: Pres
ident, Judge W. W. Slabaugh; secretary,
Charles S. Scranton; treasurer, L. W. Ed
wards, and these superintendents: Ele
mentary department, Mrs. C. H. Ilink
house; home department, Mrs. C. L.
Shook; temperance department, C. E.
Byars of Valley; pastors' department. Rev.
M. O. McLaughlin; adult department, E
F. Dennison; teachers' training depart
ment. Rev. J. M. Kersey; intermediate
department, George E. Winslabe; mission
ary department, J. L. Duff.
The association opened Its annual con
vention meeting Monday afternoon at 3
o'clock. President George G. Wallace
opened the meeting with a few Introduc
tory remarks and prayer.
The program for the day consisted of
a number of addresses by the prominent
Sunday school workers of the county. Miss
Carrie Brown talked on the question of
the elementary work and Miss Margaret
Slatlery covered the intermediate class
Rev. M. O. McLaughlin took up the
point of the boy and too Sunday school.
President Wallace spoke. -at the evening
meeting, his subject being, . ."The Sunday
School and the Men and the Religion
Forward Movement."
The Douglas county - annual Sunday
school Institute session for Benson and
vicinity was held Sunday afternoon and
evening at the Methodist church, conducted
by Rev. M. Lewis of Lincoln and Miss
Margaret Brown of Grand Island.
The officers for the district association
were elected as follows: President, A. G.
Roth, Baptist church; vice president, B.
F. Klstler. Lutheran; secretary treasurer,
a A. Searson, Methodist; visitation super
intendent, Miss Campbell, Presbyterian;
pastors' visitation. Rev.' J. C. Wilson;
elementary superintendent, Mrs. Edward
MoGee, Irvlngtonr teachers' training, Jacob
Gehrig, Lutheran; Intermediate depart
ment, Mrs. O. M. Humphrey, Irvlngton;
adults' department, Mr. E. E. Murdoch,
Methodist; missionary department. Rev.
G. A. Campbell.
seedy Relief frsa Kldaey Troable.
"I had an acuta attack of Brlght's dls
cajie with inflammation of ths kidneys and
bladder, and d laziness." says Mrs. Cora
Thorp. Jackson. Mich- "A bottls of
Foley's Kidney Remedy overcome the at
tack, reduced the Inflammation, took away
h nain and made the bladder action nor-
mBX I wish everyone could know of this
wonderiui raiueuy. noia oy aii aruggisia
Washington Affairs.
(From s Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 14.-tSpevial
Telegram) Army orders: First Lieutenant
Robert Hterrett, Ninth cavalry, is detailed
for recruiting service end will proceed to
Fort Logan, Col., for duty, relieving First
Lieuteuauil C. ajmery liathaway, Nintu
cavalry. j
decond lieutenant William II. Cowlea, I
Fourth cavalry, will assume charge of
construction work at Kort Meade, to. D.,
relieving Jam as d. Parker, quartermaster,
who will proceed to West Point, N. jor
duty aa assistant to constructing quarter
master, relieving First Lieutenant Guy
Kent, First cava;ry, who will join his regiment-Orders
of January 21, relating to First
Lieutenant William F. .McUtuKhlln. medl
cai reserve corps, amended so a to relieve
Lieutenant McLaughlin troru active duty
upon expiration of leave of absence.
Captain Charles L. J. Kron witter, coast
artillery corps, la relieved from treatment
at Waller Ked general hospital, arid will
join his proper station.
First Lieutenant Walter J. Scott, Tenth
cavalry, la detailed fur general recruiting
service and will proceed to i'orl McUoweil,
Cal., for duty, relieving Captain Leon L.
Roach. Fifteenth Infantry, wno will Join
his regiment at Ban Francisco In time to
sail lur the Philippines aoout May 4.
First Lieutenant teuton Norman, medi
cal reserve corps, will proceed to Fort
W inxate, N. M., fur temporary duty.
Deutai Burgeon John ix. Milliken la re
lieved from duty in the Philippines In time
to sail from Manila about August 16 for
San Francisco, where he will report fur
further orders.
Captain Charles N. Murphy. Thirteenth
Infantry. Is detailed as a member of the
examining board at Fort Leavenworth, vies
Captain Henry a. Wygant, Thirteenth In
fantry. Orders or January 11. relating to First
lieutenant Fane M. Hialr, medual reserve
corps, amended ao aa to relieve Lieutenant
Blair from active duty on expiration of
leave granted him today.
Captain Julius N. Killan, commissary,
will proceed to Louisville, Ky., fur tem
porary duly.
Orders vt January U. relating to First
Lieutenant Gordon B. t'nderwood, medi
cal reserve culpa, amended so aa to relieve
hun from active dutv on expiration of
leave granted him tuday.
lave of absence: Captain Murray Raid
win. fcJuhth Infantry , four room ha; First
Lieutenant Gordon B. I'ndarwood, medi
cal reserve corps, twenty-tnree days;
First Lieutenant Farta M. Blair, mrdicai
reserve corps, twenty daya: Major Henry
I wa, medical corps, four monina, CapLun
Henry 8. Wysant. Thirtenin infantry,
twenty days; Captain Theodore B. Hacker,
ccmaiiaavary, one month; First Lieutenant
William FN McLaughlin, medical reserve
corps, one moncn ana lour aays, lieuten
ant Colonel I 'avid I. brainard. deputy
commissary general, three months; Captain
1ub L Ivi-vaii. a uiaauiin uuaairy, ta May
Silver Anniversary of Order Drawi
Great Company to Auditorium.
Lealslalora ('nil of Honor With
Othere Froa Nebraska and lowra
Cities See and Aaslaad Many
.Novel Taraa.
In a monster meeting that packed the
Auditorium to Its doors, the Elks of Omaha
lodge. No. 39. celebrated last night their
twenty-fifth annlversay. Lincoln Elks and
a large number of the legislature were In
attendance and occupied sears of honor In
the center of the great building and front
ing tha stage built at one side. Delegations
from Council Bluffs.' Shenandoah, and
many other points both in and out of the
stats helped swell the number until. If
enumerated Ct all. It would be counted In
the thousands.
Song and good fellowship, as Is the fash
ion of the Elks, was the order of the
evening. At frequent Intervals during the
festival the great structure fairly shook
to the volume of sound that poured from
the throats of ths multitude In song.
Mystic Mass at Door.
Cpon entering the hall everyone was
forced to pass through a mystic maze that
brought the unsuspecting up against a
mirror, when after many turnings they
were able to find their way Inside.
The building was decorated with flars
and the pennants of the lodge, while bunt
ing was artistically looped from tha
Every available bit of space on tha main
floor was filled with tables, both large
and small, and the stage at the end was
made to hold part of the overflow. A part
of the crowd, all of which could not find
places on the first floor, occupied seats
In the gallery.
During the program a Dutch lunch was
served, a small army of waiters distribut
ing especially prepared Individual boxes of
sandwiches from huge hampers supported
hlRh overhead.
The entertainment committee, which had
kept a steadfast secrecy aa to the nature
of the evening's program, held to their at
titude of mystery and there were no printed
programs. That they redeemed their prom
ises of some surprises and something good,
was evident from the salvos of applause
that greeted nearly every number on the
long bill.
I. J. Dunn, a local member, was the
speaker of the occasion. In a brief, but
eloquent speech of but a few minutes dura-
A Mighty
Who wisely rules himself.
Curious what a scrap you have now und then (maybe two or three "noTa".and
several "thens") with what the old Scotchman called the "deevelish part" of 'your-make-up.
It's safe to say "you" and not miss the mark, for we all belong to the same
lodge, and it seems to be a part of some great plan to try us out and see if we can thus
earn the right to rule greater things.
Most every day some one of the many "warriors of the enemy" comes across
your pathway and puts up a scrap to see if he can rule.
You must be well trained and alert or he will make you bend the knee or, per
haps, break a leg or permanently cripple you.
There are several of these "enemies" which can be named over, but for the pur
pose of this article let us speak of the narcotics, the family which includes morphine,
whiskey, coffee, cocaine, tea, tobacco, etc., all the same family, each member having a
different degree of strength.
Now, coffee is perhaps one of the most plausible and deceitful of them all.
a a
It has many friends, but coolly and cunningly knifes them, and they don't know
where the blow comes from. ;
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Many and many a poor, nervous wreck, with weak heart, suffers by day and lies
sleepless at night without suspecting that his "dear old friend," Mr. Coffee, is quietly
pushing him along towards the silent city. No, coffee don't hurt everyone by any man
ner of means, but it does pick out the highly organized individuals and wrecks them by
the score.
Perhaps the victim realizes it, but has fallen time and again in the battle and
been whipped so often that he has given upr and bowed the head to the chain of his
"I simply cannot give up my coffee," is the wail, and so day by day he grovels
and the master stretches him a few turns tighter on the rack of suffering.
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Make sure' of one thing. Onc you become conscious of the fact that a fight is
on, suffering follows steadily until you are able to rule.
Then comes the reward comfort, health and happiness for the victor.
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It is good work to stand right up and smash away with a "mailed fist" but it's
much more comfortable to whip Mr. Coffee by throwing him "right over the side of the
mountain" and give his place to Postum.
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A steaming, fragrant cup of this famous beverage has the clear seal-brown ,'color
which changes to a rich golden brown under cream. - ' '
Ofttiraes, the victory of one's better self over a known enemy is followed quickly
by remarkable changes peaceful sleep, balanced nerves, stronger heart, and all the joy
which comes after the removal of a drug and its replacement with natural food ele
ments which old Dame Nature is only too glad to seize upon for the building material
so badly needed and so long denied. v
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Well, here's best wishes to you, reader. Hope you don't get "licked" too often, it's
There's a Reason
Postum Cereal
tli. Mr. Dunn reviewed the quarter of a
century that the Omaha lodge has lived.
The speaker told of how the lodge was
founded in li with a membership of only
36, and compared that small number with
the l.tfiO names that now appear on the
roster. He placed an eloquent tribute at
the feet of the charter members.
"They are men." he said, "who met and
overcame seemingly Insurmountable ob
jects. We oae them all due honor and
"Fourteen hundred, when compared to
the millions that Inhabit this country, does
not seem to be a great number, but is a
part of a mighty army for a good almost
beyond calculation, an army that stands at
all times ready to give aid to the unfortun
ate and those In distress."
Cart Herring was master of ceremonies,
or toastmaster, announcing the various
events that helped to fill out an evening
of pJeasure. Acts from tha local theaters,
wrestling matches both real and burlesque.
Samson's followers from the Den. feats of
legerdemain, and almost everything In tha
entertainment line, composed the varied
program and kept the great audience ap
plauding until late In the night.
Featarea of the Bvealas.
Farmer Burns and hla two eons In some
exhibition wrestling was one of the main
features of the evening. When the father
matched himself In a three-cornered bout
with the two bos it brought down the
Jack Carson, better known as "Llttie
Nemo." did some feats that drew great
applause, escaping from handcuffs and
chains aa If they were not there, and bend
ing Iron bare with his teeth.
Ths climax of the evening came when
Sam Rice with his whole chorus of "Merry
Maidens," at present showing at the Krug,
stepped out on the stage and gave songs
and dancee.
The program opened with "America" and
closed with "Auld I.ang Syne," with many
merry songs between.
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The following marriage licnees have
been Issued :
Name and Residence. Age.
Andrew Anderson, Wakefield, Neb 4S
Jennie A. Carlson, Omaha 47
George P. Bendixen. Omaha 2
Clara It. Miller, Good land. Kan 3)
Ernest V. Olbson. Monmouth. Ill It
Maude G. Fox. Cameron. Ill 19
Carl E. Ptrawn. Omaha Over II
Johanna O'Donnell. Omaha Over 21
John B. Buckingham. Red Oak, la 32
Bessie Gilmlre, Red Oak. la ,T2
Peter P. Donovan. Omaha I
Mary Walsh, Boston. Mass 23
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Nebraska Pythian
Knights Arrange
Elaborate Feast
Veteran Knights Will Gather in
Omaha From all Parts of
Pythian knights of lilsli rank from s i
parts of th state will gather in Omaha on
February 19 to attend the fourteenth an
nual banquet of the Pythian Veterans'
Association of Nebraska. One' eusllf K-atlon
for members-hip In thh organization la that
all applicants must , have een affiliated
with the order for twenty years, which
means that aome cf the oldest as well as
some of the most Important Fythlans of
the state will be present In fact, the vet
eran Pythian of Nebraska. John Q, Goss.
of Bellevue. has been chosen as tnaat
ma.'ter. Arrangements for the forthcom
ing event were made at a meeting of vet
eran officials in the office of John M.
Macfarland. 3t9 Omaha National Hank
building, last evenlnx.
It Is expected that acceptances will call
for about seventy covers at the banquet,
and everything will lie arranged with true
Pythian dignity. Among the t-aWers who
have responded ara T. W. McCullough,
Mayor james C. Dahlinan. Louis Hi i t. a.
George A. Magnev, John H. WriKtit. pres
ident of the First National Hunk of Lin
coln, and grand master of the exchequer;
W. R. Allen. Grand Chancellor, of Schuy
ler; and Senator Richard O'Nell, supreme
representative, of Uticoln. John Q. Goes,
the toastmaster. Is a past grand chancel
lor of the order.
Besides arranging details lust night for
the annual banquet the veterans' associa
tion panned upon about ten applications for
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