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C6 Nebraska Independent PAGE S PANAMA CANAL DUET ARKEL COACHED ON THE STAND BV SENATOR MILLARD. Portion, and An.wers Regarding Contract to Feed Employes on the Uthmui Were Rehearsed Prior to Examination by Senate Committee. Watun'Hi, U C The Markel con tract fin' ff-tUnK- canal employes, widen Widens & Dumas, of New York, ulliW'l was obtained through favoritism, was taken up by the sen ate canals committee last week. The result, placed Senator Millard, the chairman, in a rather awkward posi tion, as lie admitted having arranged the questions) ami answers with the witness, ,). IJ. .Markel, of Omaha, be fore lie went on the stand. It de veloped thai a son of Senator Millard is clerk to Mr. Markel at $250 a month. Repeating His Lesson Senator Millard, examining the wit ness, asked if there were any influ ences, personal or otherwise, which assisted liim In securing the contract, which was Mibtiiently cancelled. "Atwolinely none," Mr. Markel said. The witness said he purchased the Millard hotel In Omaha, buying Mr. Millard's interest. In 1886. '.Mr. Markel said he had no previous knowledge or tne bias suomtttea Dy his coniieiiiors. lie declared the menu nrenared bv Iludidns & Dumas. which Is Identical with that filed by him, was not given him in advance. Mr. Markel said he went to the isthmus at Hie request of Chief En gineer Wallace, with the expectation of liidilini: on the commissary con tract. Senator Taliaferro asked about n item of $:;.,() in Mr. Markers bill which was paid to W. D. Millard. Robbing Yourself That is just what you are doing when you fail to get reg ular ami sufficient sleep. Your body requires this unconscious period fur repair work; with out it your nerve energy be comes exhausted, and you are tired, worn-out, nervous, ex citable; have headache, neu ralgia, indigestion, poor appe tite, or other ailments caused by a lack of nerve force. Make t your business to sleep. If you ;uc restless, take Dr. Miles' Nervine; it soothes and strengthens the nerves, and kings sweet, refreshing, we-Kiving sleep, and gives the orpns power to work natur-allv- Try it to-day. I'it'nn'Y" V"rf' "I1'0' which v-rv t..A ' ur,v eak mnuitlon unci ; , lh;'J wvere epells of i-Ph il v - v It, ' V1''?1- nn,i COUld n , , Kv',rV rfTort thnt itn. n. I; ; 1 '- tuktmr Ur. '"fmrn NTino. After I "l-n . Nervine mv the n 1 1. ,. ' rciful, and Nn,,, ., ;,' v ,,(',,ll. wU na ttie rt , ' m to certain v, ', ' f'mlnullv U-tter." . ' ' ' '' 'Ul.hMlTSON Dr " " '' Ave., li.ivtil.-re.. Ilia. ' ,',"r,lr4 " by your "lfc.t'ii, . ""rnt that the "' ' . ""' " it falls, ha 'C. .uCo.,LlUurt.Ind The witness said the money was paid to the son of Senator Millard, whom he had known twenty years. "Was Senator Millard a member of this committee at that time?" asked Mr. Taliaferro. Young Millard Hit Lieutenant "I do not know. I did not inquire," was the answer. "Young Millard came to my office Just before I left for the isthmus and told me that he bad got to the end of bis string up in the mining camps and was looking for a job. I engaged him at $250 a month to act as my chief clerk on the isthmus, and I was very glad to get so able a man for the place." "When did you employ him?" "On Septelnber 18, eleven days after I had got. the contract," Mr. Markel said he had carefully estimated the per capita coBt of feed ing the railroad employes on the isthmus and thought It was about $40 a month. The railroad officers esti mated it at $27 a month. Only $25 was being paid at that time. The negro laborers, he said, were fed much like hogs, except that the food was served them on tin plates instead of in a trough. Their food was cooked, kel bid for the first year. The figures for the Markel statement had been based on the prospect of feeding 300 men on the gold roll and one thou sand on the silver roll. Mr. Taliaferro asked Mr. Markel to state how it was that he had received the contract in the face of the showing made. The witness said he had no knowledge of Hudglns and Dumas, and Mr. Taliaferro read the names of sev eral persons given by the firm ns ref erences. Among these was the presi dent of the United States. Some Lively Sparring "Do you not think this Indicates the firm to be a reputable one?" asked Mr. Taliaferro. "It indicates that it was after po litical influence, anyway," retorted the witness. Mr. Taliaferro asked Mr. Markel if he meant to imply that because a firm gave as reference the president of the United States, It was seeking "polit ical influence." "I was asked what, political Influence had aided me, and I replied 'absolutely none,' said the witness. Mr. Taliaferro did not pursue the Inquiry on that line. "Do you not desire to change your i ii h Send $1.00 for One Years Subscription to The Independent And Receive Mr. Berge's Book "Thi Free Pass Bribery System" FREE as a Premium This Offer will remain but a Short Tlmt Thla Offerapplles to full paid advance Subscrip tions only. meat and vegetables together, in a big iron pot in the open air. But these people, he said, were satisfied and happy. Taliaferro "Catches On" Senator Taliaferro then caused the chairman a bad quarter of an hour by referring to the fact that in examin ing the witness Senator Millard had read from a paper and that in an swering the witness also had referred to a paper. He demanded to know whether any understanding or agree ment existed between them. Chairman Millard said he had pre viously submitted his questions to Mr. Markel. Senator Taliaferro demanded that the written paper containing the replies of the witness be inserted In the record. Mr. Markel objected be cause, he said, there were interlinea tions and errors in spelling. -"I'll take It Just as it is," exclaimed Mr. Taliaferro. The examination of Mr. Markel was not concluded. Again a Witness Mr. Markel was again a witness last Monday. Mr. Markel admitted that he had seen Chairman Shonts of the canal committee and William Nelson Crom well, counsel for the Panama Railroad company, and had discussed his testi mony with the gentlemen, but ouly In a general way. Mr. Taliaferro put Into the record a statement prepared by his clerk show ing that tinder the Hudglns & Dumas contract the receipts for the first year would have been $:i!t,00 less than un der the Markel contract, and In five years $91.20 less. It was shown further by Mr. Taliaferro that If all the cnnul employes came under the commissary contracts the receipts un der Mudelns nnd Duma' Md would be $3"2,Mji i than under the Mar- testimony where you say the men on the isthmus were 'red like hogs, the only difference being that the food was passed out on tin prates?' " asked Mr. Taliaferro. The witness said he was willing to let his statement stand as made on Friday. The witness was then ex cused. EDITORS ENJOYED THEMSELVES. Record Meeting of the Nebraska Press Association. The largest annual meeting of the Nebraska Press association was held in Lincoln on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of last week. Over three hundred editors were in the city, many of them accompanied by their wives. On Tuesday afternoon E. Itosewater of the Omaha Bee delivered an inter esting lecture on "Newspaper Libel Laws." Secretary Maupin read the paper of Russel Smith, editor of the Other Interesting and Instructive addresses were: II. M. Wells, of Crete, "The Press of Twenty-five Years Ago"; F. A. Abbott, Columbus, "The Press of Twenty-five Years Hence"; Joseph C. Seacrest, Lincoln, "Railway Advertising From the Stand point of the Business Office"; R. L. Metcalfe, Lincoln, "Railway Advertis ing From the the Standpoint of the Editorial Department"; l.nfe Young, Des Moines,"Advertlslng In tho Ori ent. The editors enjoyed several trips to state Institutions, the most Important of which was tho trip on Thursday to the Slate farm, where luncheon was served and speeches made. Free tickets to the theatre were furnished on Wednesday nlfclit and free tickets to tho lecture of John It. McCulcheon, the noted cartonlst, on Thursday night. The Lyric entertained the asso ciation Monday night. The election of officers resulted in the selection df the following: Pros-, idtnt, Frank Reed of the Shelton Clip per; vice president, L. A. Varner of the Sterling Sun; secretary and treas urer, W. M. Maupin of Lincoln; cor responding secretary, A. D. Wood of the Goring Courier. Shot By a Highwayman Frank N. Clark, cashier of the Hank of Brandies & Son, Omaha, Neb., was shot three times by a highwayman, but will recover. He was stopped by a man and ordered to put up his hands. Immediately afterward three shots were fired, all of which struck Clark in the breast and stomach. People living nearby, attracted by the voice of the highwayman and the' shots found Clark unconscious and notified the police. Clark is a son of the president of the First National bank of Hastings, Neb. He Is thlrty-rtve years old and has a family. He will live. Son Dead, Father in Trance Last Saturday evening, at Stella, Neb., Roy Myers went lo bed with his brother aparently In good health and when his brother awoke in the morn ing he fonud that Roy had died dur ing the night. Roy Myers was sub ject to heart trouble and had appar ently died without a struggle. Next day his father, Charles Myers, was takjm with a fainting spell and went into a trance, being apparently dead till a few hours later when he came to himself again and soon fell into another trance, and his life Is despaired of. Rockefeller's Secret Exit. The process servers who are hunt ing for John D. Rockefeller have Just made what is to them a most dis agreeable discovery. They have learned, to their astonishment and chagrin, that there is a private pass ageway between the home of the oil king at No. 4 West Fifty-fourth street. New York City, and the residence of his son-in-law, B. Parmalee Prentice, at No. 5 West Fifty-third street. How to Cure Rheumatism I searched the whole rth for a specific, lor Rheumatism something lhat I or any physician could M-l eale In prescribing anmetiiliia; tliat we could count on ni.t only oceeHlonelly, iiut with reasonable certainty. For the rev aires ol Kheumatltui are everywhere and genuine relief la rare. . . A ter twenfy ytarsof search and eiperlment, I Irani ed oi the Ornian rhemlial 1 now employ. And I knew then that my aearrhaml my eiloris were well rewertt.d. For Hill rhrn Irel. Ill eon.lilnnili.n with oihera. Itare nie the bmis mi remedy which In the cure ol kheumellun It prarikally d-riam. In nsny. many Irate and dlltlruii thla .reTi tl"H h" with regu larity jtiillurd the roiindance 1 ha I In It, I don't mean that Pr, Snoop's Rheumatic Tablets can turn bony Joints Into fleah attain ami never fall that la linpoanilile. hut they will with reasonable certainty drle from the blood the poison that cauaea pain an t swelling, and then thai Is the end ol the pain and swell In the end of stiltarlriK-lhe end ol Kbeuma Usui. Any rheumatic sufferer who write may re ceive my Utile book on Rheumatism, Includlnc professional adylre aa to diet, etc., free. Mtth the took 1 will aim aend without charge, my "11 eith Token," an Intended paseport to Rood hee'lu. Addreea lr. Hlioop, Hoi 10, kai lue, Mia. Mild caes are sometimes reachcl by a Unite psi kaaa (or aelt by 40,000 Pruf ulsts, Dr. Slioop's Rheumatic Tablets