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THE OMAHA DAILT 111313 : TIIUHSDAV , JAKITAUV LMJ , IRfMI.
f'P\TPIl t 1' I / ' \T M\T TUP 1 % * nit ( .ENtRAUAtiANOX THE RACK Oourt-Martial Which is to Try Commissary General Convenes ! MAJOR GENERAL MERRITT PRESIDES yinilH In nl Oiiue tin tlio I'rellmlnni > Work 1'reiiiu atoi ) In Cctdnu Doivn lo HiislneiM Kuwait 1'leilllN .VH Ullllt ) . WASHINGTON. Jan. 23. Tim board of array officers designated by tlio Beuctnrj of war to sit na a court-martini Iti the case of Brigadier General Charlts 1' . KaRan , com missary general of gubslateuce , charged with conduct unbecoming tin nillccr anil a gentle man , find coiuluct to the prejudice of Rood order and discipline , In conucttloii with blJ testimony before tlio War Invcsltgitlng com mission , met in tlio red pmlor of tbe Kbbltt house nt 10 o'clock this morning nnd Irnmo- ( llutely proceeded to the business In band The court consisted of Major General Wes ley Merrltt , U. S A , Majoi General James H Wnde , U S. V , Major Gcneial M. C. Ilutltr. U S. V . Major General S II V. Young , U S V , Brigadier General Rojal T. T Tranlt , U. S. V , lirlgidlcr Geneial George M. Randall , U S V , Brigadier General Jacob Kllno , U. S. V ; Drlgadler General Ulcbard Comba , U. S. V , Colonel I'cter C. Hulnes , corps of engineers , Colonel George U GllleHple , corps of engineers , Colonel Charles It Snter , corps of engineers , Co'o- nel Fiancls L Guonthei , Fourth nrtlllery ; Lieutenant Colonel G. II. Ia\l3 , deputy Judge nihocnto general , Judge advocate of this court The members of the court , who appeared In full dress uulfuim , were sealed about a. long table pliccd Icngthw Iso of tlio room General Meriltt , the president of tlio court , occupjlng the feat at the head At Just 10 o'clock Colonel Davis called the roll of the court , all the members respond ing to their names As ho concluded Gen eral Kngan appeared \\ith his counsel , A S. Worthlngton , formerly United Stiles dis trict attorney for the District of Columbia , und took his seat near the judge advocate nt the foot of the table. General Kagan also were the dress unifoim of his tank. Almost Immediately Colonel Davis arose and Intro duced General Kagan and his counsel , and then proeceded to read tlio order convening the eourt. The Judge advocate , when this was con cluded , turned to General K.igan and in quired whether ho objected to any of the members of the court as designated bj the order. Gcneinl Kagan replied " 1 do not. " The members of the coint then niosc and took tlio usual oath The eharges and specl- catlous were then read. EllKIUI rlellllNft ( JulKj. During these preliminary pro-ecdlngs General Kngin exhibited no nigns of nerv ousness , hut the expression of his face and his manner clearly indicated that ho roa- llzed that the trial Involved consequences to him of the- gravest character \\hllo he fctood listening to the charges and specifi cations his face fitemcd somewhat paler than usual At the conclusion of the read ing , on being requested to plead to the specification of the first charge ho said , "Not guilty , " not denying , however , that the specifications set forth correctlj p-irt of 'he Hngtiagu used To the second charge he also pleaded "not gulltj " The Jinlgo advocate then arose and enld tint the case In hand was .1 peculiar one , but presented no unusual difficulties. The ncccused had seen fit to add to his plea of not guilty some words tending to quallfj It , but he diil not think the plea relieved the court from the necessity of proving the facts alleged. Judge Worthlngton responded briefly nnd explained why the qualifying words had been used Upon his recommendation. The specifications did the accused a great in justice In that It selected particular ex pressions without giving the context , and In one or more Instances the specifications quoted beginning In the mlddle of a sen tence. Continuing , Mr. Worthlngton eald that ho desired to slalc brlelly to the court the substince of General Pagan's defense. Whatever said he , the coint may think of the propriety of the language used by ( icnuril Kagan before the War Investigat ing commission there was no doubt In his ( Worthlngton's ) mind that ho was fully protected In using that language by the laws of the- land In no court , civil or military , he said , could the accused be held accountable for his language even If It could bo shown tint the speaker was nctualed by malice. In addition to this the president of tlio United States had In- Btructeil the Wai Investigating commission to announce publicly that witnesses before that tribunal would be given Immunity for whatever they might testify to. This was n solemn promlio given by the president of the United States and counsel had no doubt that the court would find that General Kagan could not under these circumstances lie held to answer to n military court- martial for his language. l' innilNNiir > ( ieiiernl'N I'roi oonMoii. General Miles , no said , had appeared be fore ) the committee about three weeks heforo General Hunan hud mndo his statement and on that occasion had made most serious nnd sweeping cluuges against many of his HUboidlnatcs and particularly against him nnd the commlbsary department of the army. Ho had charged General Kngan with being incompetent nnd neglectful of his duties nnd liad Infercntlilly charged him , General Kagan , with Issuing poisoned meat to the soldiers of the army nnd had ov erred that many had died In consequence. He had nlso Implied that General Kngan went to tno secretary of war and asked leave to bring charges against him. General Alger had replied that under the president's order of Immunity General Miles could not bo held responsible for his language before the com mittee. The newspapers then took It up and goaded General Kagan almost to des peration. Ho had come to believe that the press nnd the country at largo had accepted tlio accusations made by General Miles as true and the condition of hl3 mind In con sequence grew worse and worse until ho was In a state bordering on distraction. The language which General Kagan used tmdcr these circumstances was the natural outburst of an honest man suffering under an unjust accusation In closing Judge Worthlngton said that General Kagan could not bo held account able for his language before any tribunal In this countiy , civil or military , nnd particu larly under the president's order of Im munity Court A lull * ( he 1'resldent. At 10 CO o'clock word canio from the Wb\lo house that the president would receive the members of the court between 11 and 11 o'clock. Thereupon General Merrltt an nounced that the court would take a recess for the purpose of paying their respects to the president of the United States. On reassembling at 11 GO , time was given a photographer In which to take a picture of the court and then Major S. C. Mills was called to teotlfy on behalf of the govern ment. Ho said ho was the recorder of the War Investigating commission and was present and heard General Kagan's testimony before the commission. The manner of Gen eral Kagan In giving his testimony , ho said The Genuine Horsford's ' Acid Phosphate Always haa the name " Hereford's" on the label , NtVER SOLD IN BULK , i was that of a man laboring under great rxdtcment , but trjlng to control his ex citement.VltncM hid charge of the type written testimony given by General Kagan and had delivered the same to General Dodge at his hotel. Subsequently the wit ness hail returned the piper to General Kagan with a letter declining to receive It In Its present condition. Ho recalled some of the words used b > General Kagan lu hla testimony , vhlch agreed substantially with the phraseology used In the specifications , The witness was shown a copy of the specifications and Identi fied the language there quoted ns having been .used by General Kagan. Judge WorthIngton - Ington Interrupted to say that General Kagnn did | iot deny the language quoted , and had not' the original statement been destroyed after the objectionable matter had been ex punged ho would willingly produce It here. iiiKnn : ( iron * Kxcltnl. Major General McCook , retired , a member of the War Investigating commission , was the next witness He was present and heard n part of General Kagan's testimony before the commission. "Tho Impression I had , " 10 eald , "was that General Kagan must bo aborlng under great nervous excitement. " lo recalled some of the language used and t agreed bubstanthlly with the testimony as published. Ho was shown n copy of the pcclficatlons and Identified some of the anguago as having been used by General ; agan. The witness recalled a remark made by ho president In regard to the Immunity of \ltnesscs. The president had said In sub- tnnco that any person who should come before the commission to give evidence hould receive Immunity from the action of any higher authority. It was the under- landing of the commission that this 1m- nunlty extended only to legitimate testl- nony that could be received by any rlbunnl. No written statement or order as o the Immunity of witness , ns far na he .new , had ever been made. General MUcs had appeared before the ommlsslon some dnya before Gcneinl Jagnn was heard Ho had objected to being jworn and his statement had been received vlthout his taking the oith. General Miles \na the only witness , so far as ho recalled , Uio had objected to taking the oath , nl- hough ono witness In New York had re used to swear that ho would tell the whole ruth. The commission had no hard and ast rule In regard to the matter of the oath. The Judge advocate then read nt some cngth from General Miles' testimony before ho War Investigating commission , which nllcd forth the objectionable language In Dcncial Kugan's statement At the eonclu- lon of the reading of General Miles' state- nont Judge Worthlngton read nt length from Tencial Kigali's testimony before the War nvestlgntlng commission. At 2 o'clock the : ourt adjouined until 10 o'clock tomorrow nornlng. VOTE m TJ1E TREATY ( Continued from Plrst Page. ) eclarcd It was a fact that wo had not had no friend on the continent In our recent itrugplo with Spain or In our effoits to ecure peace favorable to this country. Ho ntlmated that but for Great Britain's at- Itude , there would have been Intervention iy the continental powers. In this connc'UIon he referred to the news- laper reports from London accrediting to ilm an cxpiesslon In favor of nn alliance he- ween the United States , Great Drltain and ( apan. Ho had , he said , never advocated inch an alliance , but ho would not say that ho time might not come when such a plan vould bu both wise and necessary for the preservation of our rights and prestige. Will A olil International Trouble. Ho dwelt at some length on the favor the Spanish side of the question while the conference was In progress and said there was especial effort to have the Spanish bonds secured on the colonies uaranteed by the Americana. He believed that If the Americans had the Philippines nternallonnl trouble would bo avoided , but f the contrary course should be pursued , he vas most apprehensive of the results. In reply to a question from Senator Hoar , Mr. Davis said there had been no effort to put the rlllplnos on the same footing with he Cubans In formulating the treaty. He said the two countries were very differently alunted and Instanced the demonstration n Manila harbor as an example of what might occur in a land so distant. Mr. Davis urged the Importance of favor able action upon the treaty at the present session. A failure to ratify meant , ho ar gued , continued uncertainty , renewed en couragement to the Insurgent Filipinos , pos sible conlllct with them and a prolonged state of war , with much of Us expense and jorrors. HOUTIM ; AVOIUC iv TUB SENATE. "Number of Illlln IntroilnciMl anil Otli- ITN I'llt OU I'llMKIIKl * . WASHINGTON , Jan. 23. At the begin ning of todaj's session of the senate Mr. Hale , chairman of the committee on naval affaire , reported the imval personnel bill and gave notlco that at the earliest time possi ble he would call It up for consideration. Mr. Cullom of Illinois reported the legisla tive nppiopriatlon bill nnd announced that probably he would call It up tomorrow. Mr. Cockercll of Missouri offered a resolution di recting the secretary of the Interior to fur- h the oenato with full information con cerning the old settler Cherokees , together with whatever recommendations the secre tary might desire to make. Mr. Chandler of Now Hampshire Introduced a bill tempo rarily creating the office of admiral of the navj' . It was referred to the naval affairs committee. The senate hill probldlng for the erection of a building In this city for the Department of Justice at a cost of $1,000,000 was passed. Bills were passed as follows : Amending section C of the act approved Juno 10 , 1SSO , governing the Immediate transportation of dutiable goods without appraisement ; direct ing the secretary of the treasury to donate ono set of life saving apparatus to the Im perial Japanese society for saving life from bhlpwreck ; extending the time for the con struction of a bildgo across the Missouri river at Iloouvllle , Mo , , by the Ooonvlllo & Howard County Bridge company. The senate then , at 12 CO p. m. , on motion of Mr Davis , chairman of the foreign relations committee , went Into executive session. At 1 10 p. m. the senate resumed business In open session. A bill to prevent failure of military justice was passed. Mr. Bacon of Georgia gave notice that on Saturday he would call up bis resolution de claring that the rlllplnos ought to be free and Independent and ask a vote thereupon. Mr. Prje , a member of the foreign relations committee. Informed the senate that he re served the rluht to Insist upon the further consideration of Mr. Bacon's resolution be hind closed doors. A bill authorlzlnc the British Columbia and Seattle Pacific railroad to construct a bridge across the Columbia river was passed. ' On motion of Mr. Davis tbe senate , at : o'clock , aeatn went Into executive session and at 3,40 p. m. adjourned. 1)01,1IVKIl AMI JOH.VSOV TfiNCE HOIKO Mud-UN ( u 11 I'lery ExoliuiiK < * of M'tirdM on l vpiiualuii. WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. Not since the stirring dajs before tlio declaration of war last spring has the house witnessed such an exhibition of excitement < md scenes of un bounded enthusiasm as occurred today , when the two republicans , Mr. Johnson , the In- dlcna member , and Mr. Dolllvcr of Iowa locked horns on the question of expansion The army bill , which was under debate , woe swallowed up In the broader question of our future national policy and tbo debate- was lifted from the dead level of mediocre. Into absolute brilliance. Mr. Johnson secured - cured time from the democratic aide to at > tack the position of the administration. It was not the first time be baa broken nway from his party on public questions. On past occasions he has won a reputation as a mas ter of Invective and the knowledge that he wag to speak had attracted an enormous crowd to the galleries. Today hs added to his reputation. With satire , Irony and wit ho keen thrusts of his logic were driven lome. Ills words flowed from him In a per- ect torrent. He denounced the proposition to annex ho Philippines as subversive of everything far to the American heart In the past nnd no Injection of a policy that would ro'till n the downfall of the republic. Ho said the allocation of the treaty by the senate would i.ound tlio death knell of the efforts of all hoeo trjlng to prevent the country from ushlng on to eulcldo and declared It li" vere a senator ho would rot In his seat be- ore It should be ratified. Ho denounced the president as the slavish ol lower of public opinion , but warned him hat the tide would recede and the voice of ho people would In time rebuke him. Mem- jcrs stood In the aisles ten deep while ho vas speaking , but ho tried to stop the np- lauao which continually broke out from the emocrntlo side. Tor almost two hours hla vords poured forth. When ho had finished Ir. Dolllvcr came to the defense of the ad ministration. Ono of the ablest debaters end perhaps Iho most eloquent member ot ho house , his reply ect the republicans wild with enthusiasm. He described how the president had been airly driven Into \var by those who now sought to embarrass him before peace waa cfinltely obtained and his eulogy of the iresldent patiently meeting all the perplex- ng problems which beset him as the great vents ot the jenr moved on aroused hla side and the galleries to cheers. These rang out again and again , when he paid an eloquent rlbute to Admiral Dewcy and broke In re newed volume when he declared that the ourse of some members at both ends of the apltol w"as "almost treason. " But the highest pitch of excitement was cached when Mr. Johnson and Mr. Dolllver ; ot to cloBO quarters toward the end of the alter s Kpeech. Mr. Johnson pressed the defendant of the administration to disclose he president's ultimate Intention regarding he Philippines , but Mr. Dolllver for some Ime avoided the question. At last he said his wag not the point at Issue , the first hlng was to end the war by ratifying the reaty. The Philippine * was a question for he future. It was In every respect a remarkable de bate. The other speeches today wore com pletely overshadowed by those of Mr. John- on and Mr. Dolllver. The house today resumed the debate on ho army reorganization bill. Saturday , February 18 , was set aside for ho delivery of eulogies upon the late Kep- resentatlve Northway of Ohio. Mr. Gibson , republican of Tennessee , was ho first speaker today. Ho advocated the passage of the Hull hill. In the course of his remarks ho argued hat It was too soon for us to decide upon a permanent policy regarding the Phlllp- ) ines. Our present policy should bo delay mtll wo had thoroughly Investigated the situation. Mr. Johnson , republican of Indiana , then ook the floor In opposition to the bill. As 10 arose the democrats applauded and mem- JCTS squared themselves around In antlclpa- .lon of some sensational utterance. "While the president , In the orescnce of what he may conceive to bo a popular de mand , " he began , "Is hurrying the army and navy across the seas to Inflict upon an alien people a government against their will , I propose fearlessly , without regard to Its ef fect upon my personal fortunes , to make a plea for liberty and an argument against the perpetuation of Injustice. "We were on the verge of a crisis , " said Mr. Johnson. "Those who failed to rush for ward In support of the schemes of the Im perialists were being denounced here and In the public press as 'Spaniards , ' nnd men who failed In their duty. It the chief ex ecutive would break his silence and openly state that we did not propose to enslave the people of the Philippines , the present strained relations In the Islands would cease , those who were but yesterday our allies would return to their homes and there wouU jo no necessity for this proposed Increase In the standing army. But this will not be done. What else means the hasty disavowal of Senator Forakcr's statement that the ad ministration has no intention of holding the Islande permanently. Why have the presi dent's commissioners demanded the absolute cession of the Islands Instead of simply de manding their evacuation , as he did In the cose of Cuba. Everything points In one di rection the purpose to annex the Philip pine Islands. " Continuing ho drew a parallel between our revolutionary struggle and the struggle ot the Filipinos for Independence. Ho argued that today they had a stable government , republican In form , a president , a vice presi dent and a congress , the whole founded upon the free consent of the governed. To at tempt to subvert that government , he charged , would be an "unspeakable crlmo that should brine the blush ot shame to the check of every free-born American. " They iad not waged war for a change of masters. They had rejected with scorn the high- sounding manifestoes of the president of tbo United States. They preferred to be free and they now stood with arms In their hands , undaunted , standing against the United States for Independence and liberty as they had stood against Spain. A people with such stamina were worthy of their freedom. Mr. Johnson concluded at 2:30 : p. m , and Mr. Dolllver , republican of Iowa , took tbe floor for an hour to reply to him. SCXD ASSUllAiVCKS OF GOOD Thnnki Tendered Prenlilcnt Through Major llrooke from Mutaiixna. WASHINGTON , Jan. 25. The following cablegram has been received at the War department : "HAVANA , Jan. 23. Adjutant General People of Matanzas , after three dajs' peace ful aud orderly celebration by their civil governor , mayor , council and junta , convey to the military governor and through him to the president of the United States their grateful acknowledgment for the Inestimable services which have been rendered by the army and navy , together with their assur ances of such conduct as will convince the people of the United Slates and of the world that they are entitled to the confidence and respect of all patriotic people. "JOHN n. imooKn , "Major General Commanding. " I1III ( or rvnuilc > ur e . WASHINGTON , Jan. 23. Senator * Bur rows today Introduced a bill to provide for tbe employment ot female nurses In the army. It authorizes the establishment of a nurslns commission to bo composed of the secretary of war , the general commanding , the adjutant general , the surgeon general and three trained nurses to bo selected by the president , which board Is to luvo gen eral supervision of thU service. All tiurses emplojed are to bo graduates of hospital training schools. A superintendent Is pro vided for at $3,000 salary and an assistant at $2,000. The num * are to be given $10 per month. Ilecriitloii nt Willie Home. WASHINGTON , Jan. 25. President and Mrs. McKlnley gave a reception at the White House tonight to the officers of the army and navy and tbo Marino corps. In vited to meet them were the cabinet circles , the diplomatic ccups and a contingent of congressional and resident society. Mi'xi : oi' ivritAni'i ION 'inn.\T\ . .Mi'\leo llurliorx ( lni > American mill I lilted Mult- * One Movlriui , WASHINGTON , Jan. 23. The Mexican extradition treaty expired at midnight lost nlpht according to the notice- given by the Mexican government. Ita lapse finds a re markably small number of fugitives from ustlco In either country to profit from the fact. Santiago Morphy Is the only Mex- can fugitive now nt largo In the United States. Ho made a sensa tional escape from the Mexican chief of police In New Orleans just one day before ho treaty expired. In Mexico there Is ono \merlcnn , Jnmoa Temple , who Is n refugee rom Justice and against whom extradition iroceedltiKs nre now In progress , the charge jclntr unlawful homicide , nnd In his case , there la reason to believe , Mexico may grant extradition , The hiatus following the lapse of this ex- radltlon treaty Is deplored by both parties uul on each Rldo nn earnest disposition Is jelng shown to replace tlio old treity with a new ono to be concluded by Powell Claj. on , our representative at the City of Me\- co , and the Mexican foreign minister , Senor Marlscnl. Talr progress has been made on anew now treatj- , though It Is no easy tisk to econcllu the ndlcnl difference of opinion lotween the Mexican government nnd our own In the definition of political or rove > utlonnry crimes which may not be subject o extradition. SMITHSOMVN HEGUVl'S MHHT. Vcctln of Institution for .More Itooui Pointed ( Mil. WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. Chief Justice Tuller , the chancellor , presided today at the annual meeting of the Hoard of Regents of ho Smithsonian Institution. The death ot Senator Morrlll , for fifteen jears a regent , wna announced and suitable resolutions adopted Senator 0. II. Plntt of Connecticut will succeed Senator Morrlll and Dr James D. Angell of Ml-hlgau has been elected to suc ceed himself. The report of Secretary Latig- cy particularly enlarged upon the needs of ho museum , stating that It had now between 4,000,000 nnd 6,000,000 specimens , so that hey were now stacked llko warehouses with the things that could not bo displayed nnd urged the need of moro means for Its ad ministrative service. The request made on the part of state agricultural colleges nnd experiment sta- Ions for the establishment through the Smithsonian Institute of a graduate studj for ) roperly accredited students In connection vlth the government departments and sclen- .Illc bureaus was referred to n committee 'or report at the next annual meeting. JUDICIAHV COMMITTEE. Sen In of Member * of llou.se AVIm Are In Army Hade Special Order. WASHINGTON , Jan. 23. The Inquiry as to the right of members of congress to hold outsldn ofllces was resumed before the house committee on judiciary today. Chairman Hendeison staled that General Wheeler did not care to be heard orally. The general's written statement was read and discussed , also statements submitted by Representative Gardner of New Jersey , a member of the Industrial commission , and Representative Colson of Kentucky , a colonel of volunteers. Mr. Gardner urged that the places on the Industrial commission were not offices In the meaning of the constitution. Colonel Colson staled that he had not drawn any army pay and , since congress had assembled , ho had drawn neither congressional nor army pay. This closed tbo hearing and the committee went Into executive session to determine upon Its report. No decision was reached on the status ot General Wheeler and other members and the subject was made a special order for next Wedncsdaj' . CaiiillilnlcH for Librarian of WASHINGTON , Jan. 25. The fight for : ho post of librarian of congress was ac- : lvely begun at the White House today and two candidates were pressed on the presi dent's attention. Senator-elect IcComas of Marjland presented George Alfred Tovvnsend and asked for his appointment. Senator I'latt of New York had an Interview with : he president In which ho spoke in behalf of Thomas G. Alvord , another newspaper man and Librarian Young's chief assistant. Dthers , however , who did not personally see the president were at the White House to endorse II. B. r. McFarland of this cltja newspaper man who has received some learly endorsements. Secretary Long IB strongly urging Representative Barrovss of Massachusetts for the place. Innlriict AniliiiHsndor AVlille. WASHINGTON. Jan. 23. The State do- isrtment has forwarded to Ambassador White at Berlin full Instructions as to the presentation ho la to mnko the Gorman nlnlster for foreign affairs relative to the ndlgnlty reported to have been offered to the chief justice of Samoa by the Germ in olllclals at Apia. The department also has md some exchanges with the German am- jassidor here on the subject. The nature of ; hese communications cannot bo revealed , jut It Is believed that they show an abiding confidence In the disposition ot tbo German ; overnmont to right any wrong that may javo ieen perpetrated at Apia through overzealous - zealous agents. Itetokeit Tonunice Due * Exemption. WASHINGTON , Jan. 25. The president oday Issued an executive order revoking the exemptions from tonnage dues prescribed In the Cuban customs rcgulallons for express steamships cncaced in carrjlng tbo malls , under an agreement of contract with the government , to ports In Cuba. The exemp tion amounted to 20 cents per ton on ship ping engaged , and It was revoked upon con sideration of the fact that going as It did to vessels already receiving bounties from the United Stales government , it constituted an Insurmountable obstacle to the operation of lines not engaged In carrjlng tbo malls. OITerH nn Amendment. WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. Senator Petti- grow today gave notlco of an amendment ho will offer to the sundry civil appropriation 1)111 , extending the boundaries of Iho Yellowstone - stone Nnllonal park so as lo Include tbo con tiguous forest reserves In Wjomlng. I'n > inoiilM on 1'nelllc llalliiii ) IloiulH , WASHINGTON. Jan. 23 Of Iho $14,000.- 000 of Pacific railway bonds due January 1 all but $383.000 have been paid The laltcr remain unpaid by reason of nonpresentatlon up to today. \YOULDNOTEXPOSET11E1UNK \ Serious Charges of Neglect Against Comp troller of Currency Dawcs. CONTINENTAL OF MEMPHIS IN BAD WAY HIM for Itocrlt er Stale * He AVnn In formed lit lliiiiU'n ( ( inillllon. Hut Took A" Aellon InelMiled In .Suit. CHATTANOOGA , Tenn , Jan. 23 A spe cial from Memphis to the Chattanooga Times save : A sensational bill has been filed In chancery court here against Charles G. Dawes , comptroller of the currency , nnJ the oUlcer3 of the Contlncntnl National bank of this city , a bank capitalized at $000,000. The bill Is filed by W. W. Cox , a resident of Shelby count > , Tennessee , who nues ill behalf of himself and of nil the other stock holders of the Continental National bank of Memphis against Charles G. Dawes , comp troller of the currency , and II L Armstrong , tashtcr of the Continental National bank , and C. Uurwinkle , the latter two residents of Shelby county , Tennessee. The bill charges Comptroller Dawcs with refusing to expose the condition of the bank , after being offlclaly ! Informed of a plan to depress Its stock , and of violation of tbo banking laws by the cashier , H. L Armstrong - strong , which Information was furulshcJ him by the teller of the bank and by United States Dank Kxamlner J. S Kscott. The bill contains a letter received from the deputy and acting United States comp troller , George M. Coffin , In answer to the charges of mismanagement and peculation , wherein the accusing teller la advised not to follow up the matter , "as It would result In a very serious trouble to all concerned. " Statements Doctored. Tlio bill also contains a detailed letter written the comptroller of the currency. In which the affairs of the bank are laid barn and charges ore made that the statements were doctored and over $10.000 overdrawn by the cashier , and that he has been guilty of various acts In altering the official state ments , etc. ; that the information was con firmed by n letter sent the comptroller by Dank Examiner Kscott , saving that the bank was being Improperly conducted and men acing Uio best Interests of Memphis several months ago and jet no action was taken. The charges against Cashier Armstrong are sensational and a receiver Is asked for. In concluding , the prajer of the bill con tains tbo following two clauses : 'That defendant Armstrong be required on his oath to make a full. true , direct and per fect answer , showing the manner and method by which he and his associates have pur chased a controlling Interest In the Conti nental National bank of Memphis , Tenn , nnd that he be required to glvo the names and residences of such associates. "That defendant comptroller be required to make a full , true and pcifect answer , Knowing cause for his action in not taking pioper steps to protect the .stockholders of a national bank , as provided by the law gov erning national banks. " VACCINATION FOR POLICE Chief AVIilte THHUCN Order Compelling All Member * of Force to llnrc Their ArlllN. Members of the police ferro are spending their leisure moments In deciding on what part of the body they can most advan tageously wear -vaccination mark. Chief of Police White Issued an order jesterday afternoon to the entire department summon ing the members to appear at the station at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon , January 27 , pre pared for vaccination. The city physician will peiform the operations1. Where to wear the mark Is the perplexing question that Is troubling the custodians of the law. Some of them hold that a sore aim will place them at the mercy of any law-breaker who chooses to resist arrest. Others say that vac cination on the leg would prevent them from giving chase to fleeing criminals In the meantime the men aie cudgeling thcli brains to contrive an excuse that will enable them to avert the ordeal , but the chief says ho will run EO risks , that all of his men nre liable to come In contact with the disease and must bo vaccinated. SPORTING NOTES. Mney Clilco AVI UN I'rcinlcr Stake. NKW ORLEANS , Jan Muey Clilco , O , G. Parko's GallantrF.annv Wilson , nlly , waa favorite at evens In the betting and landed the Premier stake $1,000 nr 2- yenr-olds , at thrao fmlonRs this .ifcrnoin some of the best jounntters nt tlio 'rock started , but few liked the dNtanco nnd the race proved a commonplace event l'aik > - a candidate won all the wny. Sdblaznnd Clay Pointer were the only other winning favorites. 'Iho weather was 11ns and tlio track fast. Resulls : Klrst rtico , selling' , slv and oiu half fur longs : Gath won blm W second , IUinli lit third. Time : ltty& Second race , Helling , ievn fur onsrs : Sir Blaze won. The Diagnon ? * "iJliil , Tom Shan non third Time : 1.234. Third jacc , selling , one mile anj thr c- tlghths : Clay Pointer won , Hitio rields sceond , Double Dummy thlid. Time : 2 : t t rouith race , for 2-yar-olus , the I lemler stake , three fnrlonirs : Muey flilco vcn , Jen second , Gussie r.iy third. Tlnn. : 0.1i'X 1'Ifth rate , handicap. hcven lur rti's. ( Mlzpah won , DelJrido second , Egbart third. Time : 1.2S. Sixth race , selling , one jnlle : Ada rUi sell won , I icky Monday second , Uvcrest third Time : l.UV \VfNtIT 11 .MniiiiKurN .Mnkc Itllle * . ROCK ISLAND. Ill , Jan 2 * . The West ern Association of liaso Hall Managers held a meeting at the Harper hou o this after noon. Seven towns wvre rppre en'ed , llock- ford , Uloomlngton , Springfield , Qulncy. Ot- tumvva. Cedar Kaplds nnd Hock Island. Discussion led to the adoption of the policy favored by the Hoik Island club for na compact a league as possible Inlevv of the withdrawal of railway favors , thereby saving an Important Item without lowering the standard of excellence. The salary of the president was placed nt J900 and J900 was mndp the limit for players for the season. Umpire's wilt get $12T > a month. The man agers are enthusiastic over the prospects for the coming season , Either 1'eorla or Decatur will be Invited to make the eighth rlub In the league. J. Stanley ISrowne , edi tor of the Hockford Morning Star , was elected president and manager by live voUH to two for Hugh Nlcol , a tormcr well known manager No attempt was made to formulate a schedule The matter was leferrcd to President llrovvne 1'iotfxt Aunliixt Itolieitx. CITY , MO , Jan. 23 The senate today adopted a resolution protcBtlnt , against allowing Roberta , the newly elected congressman from Utah , to hold his seat In that body. Did You Hear it ? The tin pan out of harmony tone of your piano ? Have It tuned Join our tuning club at n. veiy reasonable cost \vo Keep your piano In tune and do such rcn.ihluff as may bo necessary you aio nt no bother tit all full paitlc- ulnrs furnished upon application MO are still making easy terms on piano purchases tot ins that nro like pajliitf rent nnd glvo the bnjer the selection of such well known ulaniw as the Knabo , Klmbnll , Kianlch & lUdi , Hal- let & Davis , Hospo and about eljrht others you can depend uixm what \\o toll you about a piano. A. HOSPE , Music and Art. 1513 Douglas. PLAN ADOPTED BY PHYSICIANS ' f Which Will Prevent Coughs , Colds , Catarrh , Bronchitis , Pneumonia and Consumption. THE GENERAL PUBLIC REQUESTED TO OBSERVE - SERVE THE FOLLOWING RULES. now TO cum : A COLO ovnu xiom Particular attention should be glvtn to thtst directions ns pnenimonla , bronc.hltU nnd ca turrh generally have tlulr origin In a com mon cold. When vou notice tlio first svmp- toms of n cold , go at olieo to the neares : dtugglst and ] iurchiM a trlil outfit nt "Hjoniel" (25 ( cents ) , use thN tnhalei which cati be cart led In tlin vest poiket , for ten minute's every hour ( ottener If desired i ncid en letlrlng moisten a pleee of I'uinel with from ten to fifteen drops of llvouui aiid pin to the night robe This will poltlvo- ly euro any common told before moitiLig TOR HllONCHITIS 1'lnce the Inlnlor U the mouth , nnd by breathing nntuinlly ol low the germicide to pa&s b.ick nnd forth through the bronchial tubes for ten minutes this should bo repented at least twice evorv hour until cure < Is effected In severe tasee the throat should be rubbed with Ihomel Ualm on retiring These dlreotlons followed cnrofullv will relieve the wotst CUSP of Hiicichltls in a few hours and euro the did- ca o in a short time In fact. < a few mo ments' Inhalation now acid then , through the da } wilt irevint nnv possibility of > our being nllllcteil with > the dU > cnsn. CHOl'r Parents need have no fcor of thta dread disease with "Hyomel" In tha hoiiEO Tvvcnt } drops placed on a flannel tul pinned to the child's night robe , with m nppllritlon of ll\omcl Halm ( lit-nted ) to the throit , will at once glvu relief and break , up the disease within nil hour CON'St MITIOX I'ull directions regard ing the trexitmcnt nnd cureof thli terrlblo Bcourgo can be found at any druggl ts In u , little book culled "The Storv of Hyomcl , " j or will bo sent by mall , fmi of charge. I " 11YOMKI ' Is the new Dry Air flermlcldo j discovered Iti Australia , and la the only pos- Itlvo euro for diseases of the respiratory I organs ever found. It Cures by Inhalation and is Guaranteed. IIYOMIJI Irlil outllt. 23 ccnti llcirultir oii'flt } 1 00 i\tr.i bolllrs IIYOMHI EOe. HYO.Mit 11AI.M ( n vvnndprful houei ) , io cents I1YOMI3I DYSl'IM'SIA tTUU , KimranIced 50 ctntH Semi for folder nnd the "Stoij of Jljomel At all dru tlsts or l > j mull nn reielyt of price. THi : H T. HOOT ! ! CO , Audi 01 Hun IlldR , ClilMRO. SOUTH OMAHA NEWS It Is understood that the county commis sioners are considering the advisability or Increislng the compensation of the assist ant county phjslclan located hero In order that moro attention can bo pild to the work In thU section. At the present time the county pnjs $23 a month and It Is proposed to Incienso this to $30 , providing the arrangement which now exists between the county commis sioners and the city olllclals can be con tinued 'I he resident assistant county phj- Blclan will bo e\pecte-d to attend to city tails as well us county cases if this propo sition goes through , while In turn for this service the city agroc's to furnish medicines for all city cases and such county cases as are not icmovcd to the county hospital. Such an anangement , It Is f-ald , would mean a great saving lu the course of n jcar to the. . city , providing a phvsklan who would answer city calls Is appointed. Calls for a doctor from the police station are frequent. Hov s occur on the stiects or In salcons and some one gets cut , or other wise Injured , and a doctor Is needed to now up wounds or dress biulsos. Under the present svstcm the police are supposed to fir t call the assistant county phjslclan nnd If ho cannot be secured to kend for any other available vihjslclan. Each case of this kind means jn cxpendl- tuio of money as a separate charge Is made for each call. If the scheme suggested by the county commissioners goes Into effect the saving In doctors' bills for n jcar would pay for the medicines used , so that the city would really bo ahead. H ias been sug gested that the council , with the mayor con curring , appoint a police surgeon and ra > a salary of a certain sum per month. This Idea , It Is stated , Is finding favor with qulto a number of the councllmen. but whether an > thing will come of It remains to bo seen The chances are that the county commis sioners' plan will bo tried first and If It falls a police surgeon will be appointed. K I'IKc Hot ( 'iilvi'M. The tickets for the charity ball are sellIng - Ing rapidly. At the stock vards jesterday Jack Walters disposed of fifty and called for twenty-five more. Others did neirly us well. At the downtown stores the sale Is going on steadily , but It Is too early to pre dict tbo total. All of the committees In charge nro grcatlj gratified at the sale up to date and feel that the ball will be a grand success not only financially but from an artistic standpoint. Electricians Jacobs , Wetzlcr , Shields , Morton and Klnncy .ire working hard on the decorations and it Is expected that the big arch will be put up some time todaj. Among the electric novel ties In the ball room will bo a fish pond , music by long distance telephone , metallic handles which people take hold of and let go right away and many other creations of fertile brains. The electricians do not pro pose to take the public Into then confidence and tell In advance what Interesting dls- plajs they Intend making , but It Is safe to say that all kinds of new and novel con trivances will bo Installed to make It In teresting for the purchasers of tickets. 1'rlKDiuTM Miint AVorK. Police Judge Bibcock has decided upon a new plan of handling chronic beggars , well Known toughs , etc. Hereafter peoplu of this class who are brought before the judge' will be sentenced to bo many dnja on the street. Major Hnsor Is heaitlly In favor of the plan and expects by this means to get some street cleaning done at small expense. The major said jesterday that he will purchase some halls nnd chain and send thcso prisoners out under guard to clean ice , bnow nd dirt off the streets The plan of working prisoners was suggested to the elty council a jear or two ago , but on account of the opposition of labor unions It was aban doned. On Tuesday the plan was tried and four prisoners were taken out without shackles. As was expected and desired Tom Drown , a hobo of the worst sort , made a break for llbcrtj and escaped Drown told Judge Dabcock that laat jear ho spent 212 dajs In Jail , so that his escape Is considered a good thing , as ho will most likely stay away from South Omaha for some time to come. g fur a < oiifcxNlnii. ' \Vllllamb Harrier tin * dynamite artist was placed on the rack again jestcrdiy after noon and told those who Interrogited him some more fairy talcs Some of the state mcnts ho had made the day previous had been looked up and found to bo falsehoods and Harrier was confronted with the contra dictions , lie Is of ready wit. however , and soon concocted another Htory , v.bled was inKrii down In wilting The agents of the major who are > handling the case expect to secure a complete confession from Harrier bcfoio long In case the testimony which Is being gathered can bo made to hold In court D < irrler can bo severely punished for his practical joke. City GoNNlii. Tred Garlow la laid up with an attack of the grip. J Ocden Armour la expected hero from Chicago today. Horn , to Mr. nnd Mrs. Oils Johnson , JS'lnc- tccnth and S street * , a EOII. Harry Ganunthilcr of Creston , la , has accepted n position with Colemau. John McMillan has completed the work of j turning over the postonice to Captain itter. The Ideil club will give a fancy mask hall at Masonic hall on the evening of Febru ary 14. Superior lodge , No Ml , Degree of Honor , will five n danclrg party at Workman's hall this evening. Dr. Itcrry reports the arrival of a son nt the home of .Mr. and Mrs IMvvard Krlckson , Twentj-ninth and T streets. 'larry Hogg and Paul Zlezens of the Ar mour force. Chicago , spent jesterday her * , \ looking over the companj'B plant. Manager Ken } on of the Union Stock Yards eampiii } left jcmcrday afternoon for Den ver to attend the stockmen's convention. Coiisldeinble Interest Is taken In the state aenatorfal contest bi Pouth Omaha people and the evening papers arc anxiously watched for every day. The work of clearing the ground at the new Munslmvv lumber ynid Is progressing rapidly and It Is expected that the company will be ready for business In about ten daa. Magic City lodge. No. J > 0. Fraternal Union of America , will hold a public liiHtallatlon of officers at Workman hall on Saturdiy ovcnlng. Dancing and refreshments will follow'the ceremony. The Christian Endeavor society of the Tlrst Christian church will give a conun drum Boclal at the home of Hov. Howard CrnmbU'tt , Twentj-fifth and n streets , this f\cuing Refreshments will bo served and the public generally Is Invited. Dunoon castle. No 63 , Hojal Highlanders. Installed Its recently elected officers at Masonic hall Tuesday nlgnt. Deputy State Organizer \ \ ll on was piesent and acted as Installing officer Mr Wilson Intends re maining In the city for n week or two with a view of Increasing the membership of the lodge. SldPvvnlKs are reported In dangerous con ditions nt the following places : Twenty- third and J streets , Twenty-fifth nnd M , Twenty-fifth , between P and Q streets , Tvvent-sixth and I' streets Street Com missioner Hess lias been notified of the con dition of these walks , but has not taken any steps toward making repairs William Henry I3rlscoo , better known as "Dud , " Is confined In the city Jail on a charge of ohootlng firearms within the- city limits. IJrlcoo Is a veteran of the Tenth United States cavalry and draws a pension on account of dlsabllltj. He IB a good natured - tured fellow , but In n thoughtless moment he took a shot nt a lleelng negro and there- faro languishes In a dungeon. William Schmelllng walked Into a Fourth ward saloon late Tuesday night and BWal lowed a dose of chloroform. He told his friends about It right afterwards and a phy- Biclori with a stomach pump was Bent for and the } oiing man was balled out. It la stated that Schmelllug wan despondent. Ho has been unplojcd by tlio stock yards com pany for a number of years. Ilrr runt' Go CM O\cr. The trial of the charges filed against ActIng - Ing Captain Her b > Judge Gordon was to have been heard hist night , but owing to the absence of City Attorney Council the hearing wan deferred until Trlday evening. Supplies All of the popular and depen dable kind , Hast man Kodaks Premo Poeo Adlake Vivo Diamond Cyclone and IS'ewlCarona ' Cameras , glass plntud. films , I'lioinicalfl , mounts , etc. Tlic boat oods ut tlio ri < ; ht jirk'Cb. Wo do developing and IH luting. HIE ALOE & TENFOLD CO. , fxififriir i'lmtotl ii > lilc , Si < ; > ; ir , 1108 F.irniiin OMAHA. Op. 1'axton Hotel. Witii Paslo Pot anil Shears tlio Ncbr.isKa cilllois mould public opinion wllli tlio ln-st hhoc-s on t'.nlh Drov L Slinoinan fits tlio feet of the multltndei iiiimy ol tlii'M' Minio shots aio bcliiK nld at l > lx illsciiiiiitd tills week for this is our annual .lammr.v cli'Milii h.ilo t line ami all the odd p.ihs , all I ho InoKoii lines and all Hm lines \\c do not Intend to ( airy a .iln aio pilcod so low Hut uo won't li.no a pair of them by Saturday iiWit this N a Mioo fhanco for the family , as the bale Ini'ltides hhoes for every a -ln patent leather , calf , Ucl Kid , taiw and bluckd. Drexel Shoe Co. , Omnlm'i Up-to-date Shoe Home. iai9 FARNA.M STREET.