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U.UICH 8, 19'
C6 Nebraska Independent
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.
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.
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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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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.
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A ter twenfy ytarsof search and eiperlment,
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