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The Omaha Daily Bee
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OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 12, 15)13.
VOL. XLII NO. 281.
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SERUM OF RABBIT
TOUTED AS A CURE
Siarkcd Improvement in Condition
of Pifty Patients Inoculated
with it is Shown.
OPIATES' USE DISPENSED WITH
Dr. Howard W. Nowell of Boston
University is Discoverer.
IS MODEST, BUT OPTIMISTIC
Not Sure of Remedy for "World's
Second Greatest Plague."
IN NO HURRY TO CLAIM CREDIT
A'o Hopeless Cuscn, with ISxtenslve
Involvement of Iinimrtntit Or
Kit ii n, Will lie Considered
lor Trent nient.
BOSTON, May 11 A marked Improve
ment has been noted In the condition ot
fifty cancer patients who have , been
Inoculated with the rabbit scrum recently
dlEcovcrcd by Dr. Howard W. Nowell of
That Is the substance of an announce
ment made tonight by tho commltteo of
flvo physicians connected with the Kvans
Memorial department of clinical research
at Massachusetts hospital. Within forty
eight to ninety-six hours after the first
lnoi illation, the report says all tho
patients were made so comfortable that
opiates havo been disposed of.
While some of the patients have gained
In weight. Dr. Nowell says insufficient
time has elapsed to draw conclusions. He
does not advise any ' one to take his
treatment where surgery Is" possible, and
with his fellow physicians, recommends
that at least a "year have passed before
definite statement may be made."
Knliliitx Cured of Cnncer.
Dr. Nowell admitted today for tho first
tlmo that he had apparently "cured"
many rabbits of cancers grown from hla
virus obtained from a human malignant
growth. Previously he had announced
his success In Immunizing rabbits. He
disclaims, however, that he has a cure
"for the world's second greatest scourge."
"In all except one of the cares under
treatment or observation ai yet," Dr.
Nowell said. "It Is Impossible tc say any
direction has been mado upon the size
of the growth as far as reducing that
size Is concerned. On the other hand,
there Is no Increase In the site
"In tho one exception the growth has
lessened, but this must not be taken as
an indication that "tho reduction la the
result of tho treatment. Not enough time
has elapsed to diaw such a conclusion.
No Hopeless Cnses Tnltc,n.
"As soon as I am able to demonstrate
that I can stop tho growth, then I shall
know that my material Is hnving a di
rect effect upon the condition and with
tho improved health that would follow
.can combat and keep tho growth at least
In a dormant state."
Answering queries from physicians, the
sommlttee announced that a few cases
would bo received for treatment, but for
the present "no hopeless cases with ex
tensive Involvement of Important or
jans" would bo considered.
TEACHERS CANNOT SAVE ON
. SALARIES, ASSERTS REPORT
WASHINGTON, May 11 "Public sehool
teachers of the United States do not re
cclvo enough salary to save money to
carry adequate llfo Insuranco or to pro
ceed with further professional training,"
announces a report of the United States
Bureau ot Education Issued yesterday.
Most of the teachers of the .country
have In effect had their salaries reduced
slnco V07, tho report fays.
.Despite an apparent Increaso In money
paid them, the cost of living has cut Into
their salaries Just as definitely as If, a
school board had sliced them. A teaching
position which paid JfiOO in 1897 is paying
In purchasing power an equivalent of $416
today, If measured by 1897 prices; the
teacher on tho $1,000 salary gets no more
for his money than he would havo
procured fifteen years ago for $G93.
KAISER IS ROBBED OF
TWO HANDBAGS ON TRAIN
B13RLIN, May 11. According to the
Morgen Post, the emperor was robbed
3f two alligator handbags, while return
ng uy train from his recent visit to
strasaburg. The hhndbags contained ar
.Icles of personal use.
SHRINERS AID FUND
FOR NEW ORLEANS BABIES
JCKW ORLEANS, May 11-Many dollars
were added today to New Orleans' fund
to furnish milk for poor children during
he coming year by the assistance of the
Shrlners en route to Dallas, to the an
. Hours. teg.
YVVVVVa 7x. m
rlvM s m 88
uriSkSoffli-; 7 61
Comparative Local Itecord.
1913. 1912. 1911. 1910.
Highest yesterday ....... 48 76 91 79
1 oueat yesterday 41! 56 62 it
Mean temperature 4$ It 6
p. ecltatlon It .76 .00 .00
THierature und pittcipltaUou depar
tures from tha normal;
Normal temperature 61
Deficiency for the day Ig
Tuial excess slnee March 1 42
Normal precipitation 14 Inch
leflclency Jot the day Oz inch
Total rainfall slnco March 1.. 7.9t Inches
r.uciii M. ir iuri h 1 JlW.nctu ..
i t tuiency fo, ror period 1912 3 Inch
Uefuitccy fur ut pc nod, jail. 1 i, inches
LYNCH REPORT MADE PUBLIC
Beatrice Institution Head Charged
with Mishandling Funds.
MANY INSTANCES ARE CITED
Accusation Chiefly In Connection
with ClotliInK Account Gov
ernor Olvr Ont the
(erom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, May 11. (Special.) Attor
ney W. P Lynch, who was hired by
Governor Morchead to make an inquiry
Into the accounts and manage:
Superintendent Thomas of th'
Hon for the feeble minded
has made his report, and
has mado It public.
statement of his own.
ot mishandling fund:
le into his
hands on acount
accusation Is mai
with the clothing
the doctor bought many pairs of shoes
for Inmates, charging prices In excess ot
what might be charged at retail stores,
that he sold dross goods and findings at
exorbitant prices, and that he did this
on requisitions signed only by lilmselr
or without any requlslton at all.
Many ndlidual instances are cited by
the Investigator In his report to the gov
ernor. Governor Moreheod In his statement
says ho suspected Dr. Thomas all along,
und points to the disclosures mado by
his Investigator as proof of tho founda.
tlon for his suplclon. He has not Indi
cated what further steps he will tako in
Governor forehead has designated
May 15 as "Clean-up day," and has is
sued a call to tho mayors of cities and
all good citizens to get busy on that
day and see that everything, .which
might tend to causo fires should bo
cleared away and a general fgrcshness
around all back yards shown.
General Belief Fund
Now $339,024 and
Still More Coming
Previously reported J339.0M.82
Through Omaha Bar association
John L. Webster $50.00
T. W. Blackburn 25.00
B. C. Pago 25.00
C. S. Klgutter 25.00
J. L. Kaley 10.01
Elmer E. Thomas .. 10.00
Monsky & Burke 6.00
Westerfleld & Crossman 10.00
Mulflnger & Yates 10.00
I. P. Baxter 5.00
Harley Moorhead 15.00
John P. Breen 25.00
Lee Herdman ; 10.00
Dunham & Ayo 10.00
Lambert, Shotwell & Shotwell.. 6.00
Arthur Q, Pancoast- COO
Thomas II. Matters 10.00
James E. 'Bait 25.00
John A. McKenzIe 5.00
W. II. Thompson , 6.00
Richard S. Horton 5.00
George W. Shields 6.00
Chicago. Burlington & Qulncy, local
contribution t 63.90
Sale of goods left over at Aud
Sale of goods (additional) 1GS.25
George Buehler, Crab Orchard,
Neb , , i.oo
John Buehler, Crab Orchard, Neb.. 1.00
William Goold, Crab Orchard. Neb 1.00
Storm Hollow school, Crab Orchard,
Citizens of Sterling, Neb Zl.'K
Non-Sectarian Bohemians of South
Omaha. Of which $105.00 Is for
Ralston; $100.00 for division among
three Individuals; $29.00 for Bo
ment club $10,00
Zlzkuv Dub Camp, No. 115
Woodmen of the World 23.00
Lodge Vernost, No. 62, F. I. A. 20.00
Tel. Jed. Sokol Fucgner-Tyrs. 25.00
Court Prokop Velky, I. O. P... 12.00
Rad Mlndy Rozkvot, No. 195. Z.
,.C-.B- JT- 10.00
Vaclav Jnros loo
Josef Hrdllcka 50
Prances Trca 1,00
Jacub Mertz 2 00
Alois Drlml '50
Vojtech Marek 1 oo
Josef Dolezal 1.00
Josef Zaleny 1,00
O. Hummel 50
Cedar Wood Camp No. 19,
Wobdmen of the World 10.00
Ceska-Slovanske Sdruzeni, No.
Lodge Praha, No. 328, a. o.
II. W. 37,00
Rad Eliska Krasnohorska, No.
113, Z. C. B. J 25.00
Sbor Mirnost, No. 19, S. P. J 10.00
Sbor Ollva Ratolest, No. 35.
J' C, D. 15.00
Grove Palmove, Drevo No. 7.
Grovo Palma Vltezstvl, No. 56,
W. C .' 2.OO
Rad Jlrl Podebradsky, No. 72.
Z. C. B. J. 53 60
Spolck Cechle, No. II, C. S. D.
Spolek Pavla Cechova, No. 22
1 P. s. n r 1 on.
??.e E;,"9, Deg're'e'of'lVon'o'r 15.00
Bohumll Horacek 500
Rad Hvezda Svobody, No. 45
ttC-' J ' 6i ro
J. V. Kosnar 1 nn
John Crveny i'rJi
Joseph K. Slnkule 500
Bohemian Weekly, Nova Doha 20.50
Total" Amer,c,yoh Zemanu 6.00
William ' 'Tackaberin ' Co.'," siolix W ' W
frey Co" ,hroUBh Cartan
Con grega t lonal Ladle's7 Aid .' Spring- 25 00
Omaha Bee 57
HORSE IS DROWNED IN
MOST UNUSUAL MANNER
ALMA, Neb., May 11. (Special.) A
peculiar accident happened on the George
Wertz ranch south of town last week,
which cost Mr. Wertz the loss of a fine
3-year-old gelding. Upon missing the
horse search wag mado and the animal
was found hanging over a ten-foot bank
on the Prairie Dog, suspended by its
hind feet which were caught in tome
wire. Its head was In the water up to
Its ears. There were two strands of wire
fencing along the' hank of the creek
and It seems the horse's hind feet bo
enmo entangled In a loop at the end of
the wire and In struggling to get loose
fell over the high bank, where It hung
with Its head in the water.
-vi MTNllr l.rlnn of Amerlen.
Omaha count!) No. 2&J. Loval M'M"
Legion of America, will ylve a can! part"
.nd a "lance at thb Anlent Order of
1 nlted Workmen ter.iple Friday evening
I'uzc ana refreshments
LET PEOPLE RULE
Resolution Asking: City Commission
Not to Call Special Election for
Dollar Gas is Killed.
VOTE STANDS EIGHT TO FIVE
Reagan Says Interference Would
Be Violation of Home Rule.
METCALFE FRAMES RESOLUTION
He Wants City to Keep Hands Off
Until Charter Writers Report.
TO REGULATE ALL CORPORATIONS
General little Under Which Fran
chises Mny lie Granted Will lie
Adopted Labor Ornnnlsnttous
Most of the time ot the charter conven
tion Saturday night was dovoted to dis
posing of a resolution calling on tho city
authorities to abandon all action looking
to submitting a dollar gas proposition until
tho work of tho charter makers was
completed. By a vote of 8 to 6, the con
vention decided not to take 'a hand In
the matter at this time.
James W. Metcalfe, who had Introduced
the resolution at the last meeting, com
plained that newspapers had roportod
several members ot the charter conven
tion ns opposed to tho resolution nnd
called for a roll call vote. After discus
sion tho chairman put the motion with
the following result: Against, Bennett,
Fairfield, Hackett, Horrlgan, Klorstoid,
Kuncl, Reagan, Rosewatcr'A for, Herring,
Holovtchlner, "McCaffrey, Metcalfe and
Shamp. This voto carried a motion to
Indefinitely postpono tho resolution und
ended tho Incident.
In the discussion, Senator John Reagan
voiced tho sentiment of those who votud
for Indefinite postponement. He said:
Let the People Rule.
"This resolution Is directly opposed to
home rule. If tho city council bellAvcs
this matter ought to bo submitted to a
voto of tho people, having studied the
proposition carefully, wo ought not to
Interfere. Tho people have a right to
voto on whether or not they shall have
dollar gas, for which there has been a
demand nil theso years. It Is the pcoplo'n
right to voto on It and we havo no nusl
ness now to Interfere with that right. As
I have warned this convention before wo
are not drafting a set ot ordinances but
a constitution for this city. We ought
not to concern ourselves with matters
which come properly within tho control
and Jurisdiction of the city commission."
(Injects to Speclnl Election.
Metcalfe said tho plan was to draft uniform-
rules -and- regulations to govern all
corporato franchises." Ho objected to a
special election on tho gaa franchise.
W. I, Klerstead Bald no otner corporation
franchises would" expire within the next
fow years and that to refuse to give tho
people a chance to vote on tho gas fran
chise and on the question of lower g'ia
rates would be singling out one corpora
tion and regulating It Instead of formulat
ing general rules.
Senator Reagan snld there was always
a. possibility that the charter would he
defeated. He feared It would be defeated
If every little proposition submitted was
written Into It, because a lot of antag
onism would certainly bo aroused.
, Carl Herring suggested that the cxponse
of an election, would be saved If tho spe
cial election on the gas franchise weru
postponed till the samo tlmo the charter
was submitted to a vote. Ha grow caustic
by declaring that the senator was un
duly pessimistic, because the peoplo
would hhow poor judgment If they 10
fitted to approve the excellent charter the
committee Intended to write.
Delny Would MM Mutter.
C. L. Shamp said he believed tho coun
cil ought to keop hands off until the
charter commltteo was ready to report.
Two months didn't matter much, ho de
clared, and tho peoplo would not care
particularly whether they had dollar gas
now or 11 few months hence.
Dr. K. Holovtchlner believed tho pur
pose should be to get the Idea of tho
privileges should bo granted to corpora-
(Contlnuod from Page One.)
Young Man Struck
From Wheel by Oar
Prank Pox, IC-year-old stepson of John
Pfeffer. 1160 North Twenty-third street,
wus badly hurt yesterday afternoon
was badly hurt Saturday afternoon
street car at Twenty-fifth nnd Cuming
streets and knocked from the bicycle he
was riding. His face and legs were bad
ly cut. Police Surgeon Foltz attended
him and later sent him home in the pa
NEWS NOTES OF CUMING
COUNTY AND WEST POINT
WEST POINT, Neb., May U,-(SpecIal.)
At St. Boniface church, Monterey, on
last Wednesday morning was celebrated
the marriage of Anton F. Batenhorst to
Miss Clara C. Halbur, tho ceremony
being performed by the rector, Rev. H.
Behoof. Miss Theresa Halbur, sister of
the bride, was maid of honor, and Misses
Justina Batenhorst and Miunio Halbur
were bridesmaids. Frank Batenhorst,
brothor of tho groom, gave the bride
away, and Joseph Halbur and Melnolph
Fischer were ushers.
Mrs. Prederlcka Plcotte died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. John Khl-
meler at the age of 7tl years. She was
a native of Pommeranla, Germany, and
had been a resident of this county thirty
Mayor Dill has reappointed Dr. H. S
Hummers as olty physician.
Mrs. Frank A. Drueake, a well known
resident of 'St. Charles precinct, died
suddenly on Wednesday from an attack
of paralysis of the heart. She was 'Jt
j ears of age and had been married onlj
Tho veterans of Ii. S, Crawford pom
of tho Grand Army of the Republic at
West Point will attend the Mothers' day
cx r i.ts in thb auditorium on Suuduy In
Prom the Clovcland Plain Dealer.
COMMON LAW WIFE NOW SUES
Floyd D. Burnett Made Defendant
in Divorce Suit
MUCH ALIMONY IS ASKED
Plaintiff In Cane Snrn Relation
lleKnn In November nml thnt
Dcfendnnt Una Lately
A dlvorco suit asking $10,000 with $150
a month temporary malntonunce hns re
vealed tho fact that a woman claims
to be married under tho common law
to Floyd D. Burnett, part owner of the
Burnett Hardware company, 1612 Harney
street, and prominent in Omaha business
circles though he has lived In the city
only about a year and is only 20 years
The suit Is entitled Bertha Burnett
against Floyd D. Burnett. The plaintiff
alleges. that marital bonds' were" assumed
by- tfic'm last- November." She ullegfff.
that Mr. Burnett ownri stocks arid bonds,
farm lands and city real ostatc) tho
monthly Income from which Is $500. She
asserts thnt he has censed to support
her, and this Is the only renson given
for asking a divorce.
According to tho plaintiff Mr. Burnett
has never told his mother, who Is living
at 110S Georgia avenue, that ho had an
other home. A member of household No.
1, when asked fate yesterday If Mr. Bur
nett was engaged or expected to bo
married, denied nny knowledgo of such
an event. Mr. Burnett always has been
supposed to bo single.
The plaintiff In the suit, who Is about
2S years old and of prepossessing appear
ance, said yesterday that sho realized
the seriousness of her action and that
cho regretted having set at naught so
"Mr. Burnett and I hecamo acquainted
last summer in Omaha, she said. "We
lived together nt the Rlvard, ut the
Lafayette and In this flat whero 1 now
nm. We first lived together In the
Rlviird last November. There was no
ceremony. It was u common law mnr
ilage. "Mr. Burnett has seemed to want to
neglect me for quite a little while," Bald
the young woman. "I havo been III
nearly all winter and havo been In the
hospital twice, on account of two dif
The plaintiff's petition vns filed In the
afternoon and both petitions und copy
were hattlly withdrawn ufter having
been visible only for a few minutes. Mr.
Burnett declared that tho alleged com
mon law wlfo hod no legal claim on him.
He formerly .lived at Hulyokc. Colo. The
woman who claims to be the wlfo of Mr,
Burnett has lived In Omaha for twelvo
years. She says she now Is supporting
herself by mnnuglng tho Isonard, a
rooming house on Farnnm street-
Tho alleged wife said that sinco they
had lived together bills for provisions
and supplies had been p.ild In tho name
of Mr. Burnett nnd sometimes In hors.
A newspaper, she said, has been deliv
ered to Mr. Burnett nt the address
where she now Is Ihlng. In business
transactions, sho said, fhe Into, continued
tho use of the namo Belle Mansfield
which sho bore prior to her acquaintance
with Mr. Burnett.
Key to Box Pound
After Nine Years
AURORA, III., May It. Heirs of Charles
Taegee, who died nine years ago yester
day, found the key to a safety deposit
bo which had not been opened for
twcnty-nlno years. In tho recess they
discovered a will which deprived them of
the $10,000 estate which they had expected
Taegee left his property to his widow,
who died In March, and his relatives will
SURGEONS EXTRACT BULLET
FROM HIGHWAYMAN'S KNEE
Marvin Pelor, highwayman shot a
week ago by Patrolman Ioroy Wade In
a pistol duel at Twentieth and Douglas
streets, wus operated upon at Ht. Joieph'a
hospital by Police Surgeons Harris and
Koltz, who removed the steel bullet and
reduced the fracture. The wound was In
the knee joint of the right lug. It Ir
thought that the highwayman will regain
the use of his leg In a few months,
Pelir and George Kloth were taken
afttr they had held up Charles Lmlf, city
t lerk of loun' il Bluffs.
Boyd Theater Sold
to Omaha Syndicate
as an Investment
Tho Boyd theater, onco the prlclo of
Omaha and tho west ns a playhouse, hns
changed hands, bolng bought by n small
syndicate ot Omaha business men as an
Investment. The price paid was $231,000,
Tho deal was consummated through
George & Co., who represent tho buyers,
tho mcmbcrH of the firm being In the
syndicate. The property was owned by
tho heirs of James II. Boyd, who built
thn theater. They arc: Mrs, Anna H.
Boyd, Mm. Klenora Blcrbower and J.
K. Boyd, Jr.
No change will be mndc In the theater
at tho present time ns It wns rold sub
ject to the lease held by the. Hhubprt
Fourth-Class Mail Shuffler Actually
Has to Know How to Count.
CIVIL SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
Hhnll lie Able tn ,Menure Oilcloth
on Floor lillotn, Ki-C'ou vlcts
unit "tloocers" Are
WASHINGTON. Mny U. Fourth-class
postmusteis must bo ublo to read, to
count accurately tho money they receive,
to menBuro tho oilcloth on tho floors of
their offices nnd to write at least a de
cipherable letter onco In a whllo In order
to be taken under tho wing of tho civil
service. In effect they muv have a
reasonable understanding ot "readtn',
rltin' nnd 'rlthmctlc," according to regu
lations Issued Saturday b tho Postofflco
Persons to tako the civil service exam
ination must be u citizen ot tho United
States, over 21 years old and must re
side in tho community served by tho of
fice ho asplrcH to fill. No una will be
eligible who Is crazy, an ex-convict, who
has boon dishonorably discharged from
the urmy or navy or who Is disposed even
occasionally to rcduco the vihlblu supply
of strong drink.
All oxumlnutlons will bo conducted by
the Civil Hervlce commlbslon und will be
not for appointment goueiully, but for a
particular office. The eligibility for ap
pointment after examination will bo for
ono year only, oxcept In jpeclal Instances.
The examination will not bo sovern, but
will bo sufficient to tot the butlncss ca
pacity of tho applicants.
May Free Girl Who
Uses Ryder's Name
to Defraud Store
Although tho Rrandelt stores were vic
timized to the extent of nearly $150, and
his own nnme used for fraudulent pur
poses. Police Commissioner Ryder Hutur
ilny night forgavo Kthel IJrldges. a young
woman of HeiiMon, und, releasing her
from custody, sent her to relatives In
lloiibon. who promlsod to cure for her.
The young woman, who Is 3C yearn of
age, had been living at the Stuto hotl
for several months und during thnt time
has come to the attention of tho police
several times. Ilrldges Is not her real
name, and tho police, at Ryder's order,
le fuse to reveal her true Identity.
She wus arrested on Douglus street
early In the evening when two young
women employed in the Urandels mllll
nwry depurlment recognized n hat wUloh
they had sold and knew the wearer for
tho woman who hud obtained It, pretend
ing to he Mrs, J. J. Ryder.
letter sho was Identified us tho same
woman who obtained numerous articles
of women's apparel by saying sho was
the commissioner's daughter. About $X
worth was roeovered from her room in
the Btate hotel.
To Mr. Ryder sho sold Saturday that
hu found 11 "dim no" parcel belonging
tc Ml mi Ryder several week ngo and
conceived the Idea of outfitting herself
by the use ot his opine.
T. P. Redmond of the Rrandtls stores
said Saturday that his firm wus ex
ceedingly tired of 1 ffi-ndei. of Mis-
1'! lages caliber und thut hu would pros
ecute Ryder s anion In returning the
wayward -Irl to her relatives, however,
will probably forestall proserutloa
ERIE TRAIN NEAR WRECK
Stones Heaped on Track Entering
City Scene of Strike.
BLACKHAND LETTER WARNED
Iloiul OfflelnlN Tolil If The' Stopped
CitrN for Aecotnniodutlon of
"Sfnli.n" Accident AVoulil
PATHRSON, N. J May H.-The west
bound train on tho Krle railroad, known
ns tho Chicago ISxpress, had a narrow
oscapo from wreck Inst night, when tho
locomotive crushed Into a plla of rocks
on tho tracks here, evidently placed by
would-bo train wreckers. The cnglneor
slghted tho obstruction In time, however,
to slow down so thnt only tho locomotive
pilot was smashed.
On Monday Inst the Krle board ot di
rectors In Now York received- a Uttar
of tho black hand typo, which rcadt
(."Jf.you continue Joistop trains, foe-th
accommodation of scabs nt Paterson wo
will cause an nccldent, which wilt cause
tho Krle railroad to havo dnmagu suits
brought for amounts running Into
Gives Up Seat in
House; Haunted by
Votes Thrown Out
WASHINGTON, May ll.-Rcproscnta-tlve
11. Olin poling, republican nt
Ishpcmlng, Mich., announced in a sprt-sn
In tho house yesterday his Intention ot re
signing his scat. Ho discussed the con
tent instituted by William McDonald, a
progressive saying 458 votes Intended for
McDonald had not bonn counted for him
and ho did not feel Justified In holding his
The stato board of canvassers Issued
a certificate to Mr. Young, declaring he
hud received an apparent majority of
SOS after 4M ballots cast by mtstako for
"Sheldon William J. McDonald" hod been
thrown out. Mr. Young declared tho tf.S
electors intended to voto for McDonald
and thut he did not feel Justified In hold
ing tho scut.
(From a Btaff Correspondent.) .
WASHINGTON, May U,-(SpecIal Tele
i ai;i.) Prospective postimters must
nmke It clear to the appointing power
that they Intend to devote all their tlmo
to tho postofflce before their nnmos will
be sent to the senate for confirmation.
This wiib the statement mado to Repre
sentative Stephens toduy by the vost
Sir. Stephens has sent half a dozen or
more recommendations for postmnster to
tho powers that be, and as they hud not
been sent to thu senate ho 'set nbou;
learning why, with the above result.
"I was ulho told that President Wll
e.on was examining tho papers htmslt
In connection with the recommendation
for every postmaster." said Mr. Htephon.
"Thero seems to be a determined ef
fort to make suro thnt only perunt
properly qualified In overy way shall be
Mr. Stephens has written his appointees
that they must send to tho department
a statement what they Intend to do be
fore their names can be sent In.
Vote on Postmaster
MITCliUl.l,, S. I... May U.-lSpeulal.)-Thomns
Hall was the choice of Mitchell
democratic voters ut a primary held -hero
Saturday for the selection cf a post
muster. He ruoelvod S0i votes.
Thero Is a strong probability that an
other primary election will be held
shortly since the statement of Messrs.
llurfeson, Coffey, Taubman und Johnson
was given to the public u few days ago
as a gu!d for tho future veloctlon of
postmasters In this state wherein the)
endorse 11 postmaster's primary.
It Is claimed that today's primary was
not culled under proper authority and
thut the endorsement will not hold. Rah
tho successful candidate today stated
that ho would enter any primary that his
opponents desired tq cull.
ALL IAN IAit PAK
0. 0. P. Over "Along Pro
Nil A nl A IjIt Am A 1 I Nl fltl! KIINK
"To Take Out Rule Ignoring or Ro
pudiating Primary," Cummins.
liA i- ULLKTTK NUT HHtSK
Wisconsin Senator Deolared to B
in Sympathy with Movement.
J K ' '111 TALK T11INHH IIVK
to Tnke Plnce nt it NnttonRl
Convention lln lined for
CHICAGO, May 11. Republican aona
twin huh it-is 11 r 1 n 11 inn viii iiiuh uui in
vi'u vvuiiuj t'vnuu I U 111 IMU lltllU ItlUUJ
VlSWll rS U I V'llBltlllSU kllU JK J
uron promreadlvn lines."
publican national convont'on."
0 m u...it. t- 1 . 1 tiriiii. a
y v -v 0 fin
. 1 n n n 1 1 ivnru ri r 1 n imrnin. nfri9Liu
Hndloy uf Missouri,
hero from Massachusetts New Jersoy,
r 1 . 1. 1 I I ... n r.9 41..
miUUlO WCBl SlUICS. OVIIUIUI umimiiu
said. "Our purpose Is to talk over th
situation Informally until Monday, then
tnrougit by noon, we are simpiy repoo
ti.tw. wnnl i. cri tlin tlitrtv nil
a solid basis along progressive lines.
Tim innwrntnl fnr n t-enuhllcan nax
tlonul convention this year has already,
become pretty wol defined. It will ba
nn oxtiaurdlnary thing, hut tho result oS
the last election calls for soma unusual
action. Tho republican national com
mlttee will meet In Washington on May
St. Wo hope before thut time t,o thor
oughly discuss nnd ba ublu to present tat
tho committee the necessity for a na
"A inuwmd ..jjufiviintlon this yefli, ot
body nnd It would not bo dominated by
tho ambitions of any one. It lmpty
would get together In a spirit of har
mony nnd devlso plans for the best In
terests of tho party. Among tho thing
It Is nionosed to accomplish aro:
"To change the basis of representation
according to republican strength and not
according to tho nccldent 6t tho reprw
seutatloiiH of states In congress.
Tn Remove Antl-Prlmttry Utile.
"To tako out that rule which ignore
or repudiates primaries.
"To modify any other custom ot tha
(Continued on Page Two.)
CINCINNATI STREET CAR
LINES TIED UP BY STRIKE
CINCINNATI, O., May ll.-Not
wheel of any car operated by the Clrw
clnnatl Traction company Is turning
hero. Tho strle of the newly organized
llnlftn nf street car employes thus far,
hns been successful, beyond even thell!
own hopes, inasmucn us wiu
blocked all traffic.
Citizens late today wero using everSl
other mode of conveyance except street
cars to reach their homes In the suburbs.
As yet tho strike has been a peaceful
1I0WA TEACHER ASKS HALF OF
i FOURTEEN MILLION ESTATE
NEW YORK, Muy 11 Miss Plorencd
Rraudt, 11 kindergarten teacher of Davs
I enport. In., filed suit In tho supremo
j court hero yesterday for a share of tho
$11,600,000 estate of William Zlcglcr, bak4
Ing powder manufacturer. Miss Brandt la
1 a slstor of William ziegler, who was!
adopted by tho millionaire and Inherited
1 a bulk of the estate. Sho asks for one-
1 half tho residue,, together with one-halt
I tho Income that has accumulated, tho
I latter amounting to $1,000,000.
Will Soon Be Here
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already hinting of vacation time
needfuls. Outln suggestions
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It may bo a camera, a tennis
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It pays to read UBK advertise
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Ing and helpful suggestions.
It will pay you yes. oven If
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