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THE OMAHA "DATLY UET3 : srXDAV , FEIVRUATIY 10 , 1800.
Hoe. Ft-b. 19 ' . . , . O .Handsome now Liberty Silks and the white cord ed silk , which is very stylish as well as the more elaborate brocaded Satin Duulicssc. Black Bengalcnc Silk New Taffeta Silks $1.00. $1.25. $ l.Bfi. $1.75 nml $2.00. for Presses , 60e. Too , 85c , $1.00 , $1.23 $ , Amivo venture to prophesy that a $1 GO , $1.7B , $2.25. majority of these new silks will lie New Novelties for Waists closed out before the. middleof the Week. 75c , S5e , $1.00 , $1.23 , $1.33 , $1.50. THE ONLY EXCLUSIVE DRY GOODS HOUSE IN OMAHA. Y. 91. O. A. HUILDIM ; , COIt. 1UT1I A.1) DOUGLAS STS. MAIL TUBES FOR CHICAGO 'Illinois Senator Offers Petition Asking for That Innovation. AMENDMENT IS FINALLY LAID ON TABLE Senate 12nnelx Considerable Amount ' of .MlHeelliineoiis Iemulation , I"- clnilliiK : the ( iriiiillui ; of Sev ern ! ItlKlitM-of-AViU' * WASHINGTON , Feb. 18. The senate spent most of the day on the postofflco ap propriation bill , but failed to complete It. After an unlimited discussion of the pneu matic tube system , Mr. Cullom's amendment increasing the appropriation for this pur pose and designed to extend the system to Chicago was tabled. An echo of the old Btar route developments was heard when several senators criticised the method by which a combination ot speculators secured the star route contracts. A number of bllla of minor Importance were passed early In thu day. 13111s were passed ns follows : Ex tending the time for Iho Arkansas & Northwestern Hallway company to con struct a railroad through the Indian Terri tory ; granting nn extension of tlmo for the construction of a railroad through the In dian Territory to the Gainesville , McAllister & St. Louis Hallway company : giving a pref- orcnco right ot entr. to persons procuring a cancellation ot fraudulent or double nl- 'lotments to Indians ; providing for the ac quiring of rights of way by railroad com panies through Indian reservations , Indian lands and Indian allotments ; amending sec tion 4098 of the Revised Statutes , so that when an applicant for a patent becomes 'Insane pending the granting of a patent , the guardian , conservator or representative of the Inventor shall proceed and obtain the patent and hold It In trust for his estate ; authorizing the commissioner'of the general land office to cause public lands to bo sur veyed In certain cases ; providing for the construction of a telephone line from Table -niuff to Salmon Creek , In Humboldt county , California , at cost not exceeding ? 1,500 ; .providing for the sale of the surplus lands on the Pottawattamle and Klckapoo Indian reservations In Kansas. Cnlloia UlTcrM I'edllon. Consideration of the poslofllce approprla- tl n bill wns then resumed. Mr. Cullom -Tered nn amendment appropriating ? 500- iO Instead of $225,000 , ns provided by the olll for the extension ot the pneumatic tube mall scrvlco either by purchase or other wise. He presented a long petition _ from business men of Chicago urging that the city be given the benefit of the pneumatic service and the Idea of his amendment was that It should be extended to Chicago. Mr. Quay , In charge of the bill , favored the use of pneumatic mail tubes , but was Inclined not to admit the propriety of put ting the amendment on the bill. Mr. Allison mndo the point of order against the amendment that It was now leg islation. The point of order wns discussed at length by several senators. Mr. Chandler of New Hampshire strongly controverted the point of order , holding that the proposition of Mr. Cullom was simply one to Increase an appropriation car ried by the bill. After some parliamentary sparring the point of order was withdrawn temporarily In order that senators might express their views upon the merits of the proposition. Mr. Wolcott , chairman of the postal com mission appointed by congress , In oppos ing the amendment , declared that H would cost 125,000,000 a year to properly maintain n pneumatic tube service in the principal cities of the country. Mr. Wolcott said the pneumatic tube service had como to stay , but there would have to bo a well-devised phin considered by the government for the Introduction of the service , lest It become Involved In serious difficulties. Mr , Pettlgrow opposed the adoption of the service unless It could bo operated under the government ownership. Mr. Mason nnd Mr. Cullom advocated the amendment. The amendment was tabled , IS to 23. The bill was amended by extending the franking privilege to the Hawnllun Islands , A spirited controversy -arose over the senate amendment that star route bidders shall reside on the route where the service Is to bo performed. Mr , Stewart upheld Iho amendment , de claring that at present the country wns di vided up by a combination of star route speculative bidders , who sublet the contracts to Irresponsible persons. The amendment was allowed to stand with a suggestion from Mr. Jones of Arkansas that the confreres refrain from subletting star routes. The bill wns not completed when nt 4:20 : p. in. the senate took up the special order of eulogies en the late John Slmpklns. At 4:50 : the senate adjourned. NAVAI. AI'I'HOI'HIATIOXS IN IIOUSI3. Time IB CoiiNiiineil I'rlneliuilly tvllh KuloKleH on Ohloiui. WASHINGTON , Fob. 18. The house to day spent two hours upon the naval ap propriation bill without making any prog ress and devoted the remainder of the ses sion to eulogies on the life and public serv ices of the Into Representative Northway ot Ohio. The paragraph In the bill relating to the naval academy against which Mr. Mudd , republican of Maryland , raised n point of order yesterday , was stricken out , the point of order being sustained. Mr , Mudd then moved an additional approprla- \3 weakness ol the stomach , It Is the eourco ot untold misery. It may L-o cured by toning and strengthening the ntomach and enriching and purifying thr blood with Hood's Sarsaparilla. Man ; thousands huvo been cured by this medi cine and write that now they "can cat anything they wish without distress. " Hood's ' Sarsapariiia Is prepared by 0.1. Hood & Co. , Lowell , Mass. Bold by druggists. $1 , six for $3. Get HOOD'S. Hood's Pills euro all liver ills , i cents. lion of $720,000 for the completion of the buildings nt the academy authorized In the last naval bill. WITNESSES REPORT TO COURT All IN In ItiMiillncNN to I'lirMtie tlie Inquiry Into the Condition of Army lleef. WASHINGTON , Feb. 18. The Court of Inquiry to examine Into the beef charges preferred by General Miles today went Into executive session as soon us It assembled and proceeded with Its work of selecting , witnesses to bo summoned and mapping out a plan of procedure. A number of witnesses who will bo examined have reported , among them being Colonel Powell nnd Major Lee of the Ninth Infantry , Captain Duncan of the .Twenty-first Infantry and Major Jack son of the Third cavalrj. .Several other ofllcers are In the clly and several repre sentatives of the beef concerns whoso product Is In question are here. The probability Is that the taking of testi mony will begin certainly on Monday , when General Miles will bo examined. Ho will bo looked to for a comprehensive statement of his charges , and will be examined as to his statement before the War Investigating commission nnd his alleged newspaper Inter views. Ills examination will bo limited closely to his charges and the basis for them , and It Is understood that should nn attempt bo made to elicit from him a state ment-as to whether ho had entertained any animus that It will bo held ho need not answer the questions propounded. General Miles will bo followed by other witnesses , upon whom ho will rely for cor- roboratlou. Later will be examined the 'witnesses who will be expected to refute the charges of the major general. The privilege to be represented 'by ' counsel before the court will bo exercised by the beef concerns , but It Is not General Miles' present Intention to have counsel. Ho does not consider himself In the attitude of being on trial , but merely caled upon the present his contentions In re gard to the Ibeef furnished the army nnd to offer testimony to substantiate his position. IllVCIl AM ) IIAIUlOIt 1III.I/S FATE. Chairman l-'ciir * that Canal Kncuiii- lirnnee AVI II Can MIUN Defeat. WASHINGTON , Feb. 18. Chairman Bur ton of the river and harbor committee stated today that he 'feared ' the river and harbor bill would fall to become a law ns the result ot the action of the senate com merce committee In adding the Nicaragua canal amendment. "I am not opposed to the Nicaragua canal , " said Mr. Hurton , "but It Is a vast project to be approached -with duo delib eration and not carried along as a rider with perhaps only n few minutes considera tion. Every Item ot the original .bill was carefully scrutinized by the committee , but It will bo Impossible , if this amendment comes back to give It like scrutiny in the few remaining days of congress , or to.recon- cllo It with the original character of the bill. "Viewed from n practical standpoint , the amendment creates a combination of oppos ing elements , the opposition to any river nnd harbor 'bill ' , the opposition to any Nicaragua canal , the opposition to this form of dealing with the Nicaragua canal , the opposition of such men ns Mr. Cannon to heavy expenditures nnd the opposition ot the eennto to Increase river and harbor Items. Altogether I am seriously appre- hcnslvo that these combined elements of opposition will defeat the river nnd harbor bill and the Nicaragua canal amondmcut as well. " CL'UIltJXOY ' IS SCAUCI3. Many SiilitreiiHiirlcu Overloiuleil with ( iiilil , hut I.iiek areeiilincUx , WASHINGTON , Feb. 18. A telegram was received nt the treasury today from Now Orleans stating that there was a surplus of gold there and nn Insufficient supply of paper currency , and asking that an exchange ba made. Treasurer Roberts says ; "Wo have In the treasury and its branches $227,000.000 In gold and 123,000,000 In paper. Wo are giving out what paper wo can nnd distributing it ns well 03 we can among our nine subtrcasuries. Wo have received lately similar appeals from New York , Chicago , Cincinnati and Kansas City , asking for paper In return for deposits In gold In the sub- treasury In Now York. Wo have Informed applicants that tuey would huvo to pay bankers' rates for transportation , and while the difference between bankers' and govern ment rates are slight , It seems to be enough to prevent calls for the money. "Tho cause for these demands seem to bo that the people have not yc/t / become accus tomed to using gold coin , and particularly 'to ' the fact 'that business Is so active that paper money la being kept out among Indi viduals instead of In the banks. Gold does not become popular as n means of commer cial Interchange nnd the banks will have to give relict by Increasing the Issues of their own notes. Ttiat's where the relief must come from. " IMI'I.OMACV AVIM , IIAMHK SAMOA. CiiiiiliIleiitloiiN There CoiiHlilereil III FallAVny to lie Neltleil , WASHINGTON , Feb. IS. The Samoan complications are about to pass Into tlu > safe lines of diplomatic treatment In the Judgment of the officials here' , who say there is really not much danger lu the sit uation If sensible councils proval ) and sub ordinate officials refrain from ovjrze-alous ncta and words and letters. Although no official notice Is expected to bo taken of the epistle written by Chief Justice Chambers to his brother , in this country criticizing tha Germans freely , it Is n fact that ho has thereby given annoyance to all parties. To correct any lingering apprehension that the arrival of the United States cruiser Philadelphia nt Apia will make a forcible restoration of Malletoa to the throne. It may be stated on authority that nothing of the kind Is expected to result , rrenlileut UeturiiM to . WASHINGTON. Feb. 18. The president and party returned to Washington nt 7 o'clock this morning from their trip to Huston , The return trip was uneventful , All the members of the party expressed themselves as delighted with the trip nnd especially with the hearty reception given them by the citizens ot IJoaton , Good and safe Investments , Campbell & Christian , York , Neb. I SIGNS OF COMING TROUBLE Significant Letter Written in December by Member of First Nebraska. MANY CAUSES OF FRICTION AT MANILA riMvlllllli ? tn Llnteil ( it Anj- iiK ' " 'I Indoiieiiileiii'i' Triulc ItclatloiiH Dlflttirlicd ! > ) the WASHINGTON , Feb. 18. ( Special. ) Con- grcssnihn Mercer Is In receipt of the follow ing letter from ( Icnnnln 12. Towl of South Omaha , who Is with the First Nebraska in the Philippines. The letter Is thought hereto to rolled the statement of Agoiiclllo , now In Canada , that the American troops were the aggressors In the recent baUlo of Manila : MANILA , Philippine Islands , Dec. 31 , 1S98. Hon. 1) ) . H. Mercer , M. C. , Washington , D. C. Friend Mercer : Congratulations anil equal suoccfia in the future. Vie lend litre of your winning taco with unbounded nails- faction. Undoubtedly much of your work for the coming year will more or less com prehend the 1'lilllpplno situation. Wo of the First Nebraska occupy the most extreme' outpost of the American forces at Santa MCEU , Eomc nix miles southeast of Manla ! , along the river Pnslg. Just at pres ent wo do not know whether to regard the Insurgents as friends or probable foes. Hav ing made many friends and acquaintances among the natives , I have been able to find out pretty well itlielr attitude toward the Americans. ly ) many our coming out of Manila was considered nn offensive move , and they regarded us with sullen distrust forthwith. Conlldenco has relumed to our nelghbols , however , and the native soldiers In the vicinity eccm anxious to bo on friendly terms with us. You can never be euro if them , though. Stabbing a foe , or oven ' nn offending friend , In the back , they consider not n deed of treachery , but nil act of commendable' Unease. The generality of them Jiavo no respect for promises , or the property of others. Whcit once they nro uroused they are as stubborn as water-bulls. They have a terrible- way of fighting and might cause us 110 end of trouble If we have the misfortune to come to nn open rupture. They 'like to creep upon their foes , stab them with their long knlvra , and get away In the dark. Once started they might carry en a guerrilla warfare , heavily expen sive to us , for mway years. ( iciicrnlN lluvi * Xo IIoil of HUHCN. Our generuls hero bear nn unenviable burden of responsibility. Their policy to ward the natives may establish confidence nnd friendly relations , or plunge us Into nn Inglorious and ludicrous warfare. You have nlrcndy heard the complaint of the natives that they have been utterly ignored. Seine of their rabidly republican leaders are al ready using that ns a lash to whip their followers In'to ' line , with what success 1 have no means of knowing. The natives are beginning to ask us If there Is any truth In the rumor that the United States will socu ask them to lay down their arms. They do not seem to com prehend the proposition. 1 asked one of my insurgent friends itho other day , what ho and his followers would do In the event of such a rcqueist. He shrugged his shoulders slg- nlflcctitly and tersely replied , "When we are dead the United States la welcome to our arms. " I asked him again how annexation would suit his people. In Ma excellent English he said , "It is Independence wo want ; we will have annexation to no power under the sun ; wo prefer to fig'ht If It comes to that. " Sounding him further I discovered that his only idea of ithe solution of the problem was Independence * under the protection of the United States. 1 tried to explain the ab surdity and incongruity of his proposition , but Ho held to it stubbornly. It seems to bo the general sentiment of the people. A woll-ito-do Spaniard asked mo what I thought the polly of the United States would bo toward the Filipinos. I told him I suspected It would be colonial or terri torial. "Then you will have to fight the flatnosesho replied. "They are loco on the subject of Independence nud won't listen to anything else. " Can MLor Dl.sNiillMfiictlon. American stock Is away below par with the natives. When wo first came Into thn city they stood on the street corners to yell "amlgo" ns wo passed. Now the guard.s shove them oil 'the- ' sidewalks and no one ever hears them say again , "Americano iniicho buero. " When we entered the city the natives tried to receive us as guests ; today our commanders are taking every pre caution against what their actions plainly say an attack. To the casual observer several reasons for the change of sentiment toward us are ap parent. The Indifferent attitude of our com manders ; the enforced Inaction of our gov ernment ( unfortunately Impossible to ex plain to the mass of tho'people ) ; frlctlcn with American soldiers ; American duties , taxes and licenses , and disordered commer cial affairs Incident to a n'jiie of war. The leaders of the Insurgents rave over what they call the personal slights tendered them and their cause In the attitude of our commanders ; they tell their people that our government Is doing nothing to aid them the situation grows more complicated the longer the Inautlon ; the common people dally get mixed up with our soldier guards , al ways to the cost of the former. The people complain that often tilio soldiers catch in nocent parties , that the guilty escape and that our military courts and procedure are oven harsher than thoseof the Spanish. Drunken soldiers often tell the natives by signs that the Americans are going ito begin war against them. Some complain of being Insulted by itho guards. Others are losers by Allowing the soldleis unlimited credit. I was In a Spanish refreshment bocth one evening when a party of military police of itho district entered , drank , smashed the table , stole the spoons and sliver-plated plntcB , and then left , simply telling the Irate propiietor to charge It up. Of course nuch acts are punished when the offenders happen to bo caught , but that docs not mitigate the grievances of the wounded partlca. In regard - gard to'taxation ' the natives nrc beginning to express themselves complnlnlcigly. They tay wo tax them as heavily as the Spanish did and that they do not get an equal volume of trndo In return. The merchant ! ) who get the greater part of American money expended hero are Americans and English , especially the few who sell goods of the homo country. The Chinese and native small merchants think they have Just cause for complaint. Their business Is suffering , many nro leav ing the city nnd moving Into the provinces where they spread their dlaccntcnt as they go. Those of their friends who remain In the city hang on by the skin of their teeth , auk- Ing wlion they are going to get Independence. They seem to think that the maglcai state of freedom will completely bridge their yawn ing desideratum. Hv-Olllue Holder * DlHNiitlNfleil. Among the Inhabitants of Manila therela another largo disaffected class , the so-called oinco holderu of the Castllllan rule. They are natives who he-Id Innumerable clerkships and other petty oillccs before the overthrow of the government. Hoping to hold their positions under the Americans they had no objections to find with the change until they discovered tlio American soldiers were In large part lining the positions which they had considered peculiarly their own , nnd for them there vus no longer any chance. Un willing to adapt themselves to harder and more menial labor , these young fellows , for the nioal parr well educated , have throwu their support In the movement for Philippine Independence , and many of them have gone to thn province * . What they will do there Is food for conjecture. In 'the same way nrtleana , workmen , gate keepers and engineers , who found sufficient work under the old government InUB con structions , improvements and repairs , find themselves In the muse acaUIng for proper readjustment to highly changed conditions. They are a small army la themselves. Fortunately wp have been able to continue In omploynien * many of thp municipal work- mur the street cleaning gangs seem to have a safe grip upon tbelr Jobs. Perhaps thcoe among the vulgus to whom we have been the beat picking are the cabmen and rrollta. There Is n greatly Increased demand for such labor , both private nnd governmental , It looks very much us though we were Infer for It , doesn't It ? I trust that the United States keeps the Islands , but the experiment may prove costly. Many * coff at .the notion of our having any trouble with thu natives , but time will prove that xve must Inevitably clash. The friction already Is bad enough. We d" > not understand each other well euouEh to tall Into any course oC action thy bent for our common good. H will be n big Job of cutting and fitting before the pnrmcnt ( I was going tx > say yoke ) has the right net , nnd the naMy part of It Is the natives nro likely to do some cutting of their own. In our camp we have the advantage of high ground. The Innurgent forces extend ftbout us In a half circle , but on the other side of the river , for wo aalccd them to evacuate their positions upon this side , nnd they com piled vt onco. When wo first came out hero I rode out In a qullcz with some supplies. On coming lu eight of the camp the driver threw up his hands , exclaiming "this Is the Insurgents' country ; you have no right to be here. " There Is n rumor on fet that our regi ment Is to be sent out to occupy the waterworks - works station , nbout seven miles further from the city than wo nro nt present. While wo would deplore trouble with the natives , we are pleased to bo In the vnn where there Is anything in the way of active service In view. The health of the regiment has Im proved plnco coming Into camp. Last night , hnvovor , a recruit by the name ot North dlol ct the reserve hospital of varlolold or smallpox. Wo have one other varlolold case In the same place. Wo sincerely trust that the dread plague may not become epidemic In our camp. Hoping that It may not bo your Ill-fortune to bo laboring under more troubles and com plaints .thaji a soldier In the service ot our Uncle Sam , I am , yours sincerely , OKRMAIN K. TOWL. WORK FOR THE EXPOSITION Senator * trout \fliiiiMlui .loin Unmix t Push I lie Greater America Project. WASHINGTON , Feb. 18. ( Special Tele gram. ) Senator Thurston , > who has received urgent requests from representative citi zens of Omaha to hasten the passage ot his Joint resolution relative to the Greater America Exposition , will , In all probability , attempt to take up the matter on Monday or Just ns soon thereafter ns possible. Sen ator Allen Is understood to favor the same and will add his Inllucnco In securing fa vorable congressional consideration of the project. Congressman fiercer said today that his committee , that of public buildings nnd grounds , would , In all probability , receive another day for consideration of public buildings nnd thought It unsafe for any member of the committee to leave Washing ton either Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. In the event that the committee on rules should grant the public buildings committee another day bills to be consid ered will be of three classes. First Those bllla which contemplate the erection of public buildings In cities where United States courts nro held. Second Buildings for postofllccs of the first class. Third Buildings for cities whose sites have been purchased. This rule , If It Is framed , will give Omaha an opportunity to have a completed public building nnd 'will also put Hastings and Norfolk on the list , 'but ' there are grave doubts If any other Nebraska billsnro con sidered. Under the rule which Is now In process of Incubation by the committee on rules , It will shut all Iowa towns except Duhuquc. The house last night passed n bill to pen sion William P. Snowden of Omaha , at the rate of $20. This bill now goes to the pres ident , Senator Thurston having secured Its passage In tbo senate some months ago. The bouse also favorably considered the bill to remove the charge of desertion from the military record cf John P. Henderson of Omaha. J. H. Miles of Falls City , a .banker . of that place , Is in Washington. Mr. nnd Mrs. Ed ward Hayden of Omaha were In the city yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Valentine are In. Washington from West Point , Nob. The president today approved the Indian commissioner's recommendation to pay $100- 000 to the Slsscton Indians of South Dakota. The funds are to be used to dlschareo the debts of the reds , and will bo disbursed In $2o,000 Installments. Orders have been Issued directing the dis charge of Privates Lars H. Nelson and Daniel Hose , Company D , Third Nebraska regiment. MOTHERS' ' CLUB HEARD FROM Council of Women Adopt * IlcxnliitIOIIM Culling Upon CoiiKrcMN to Deny IlrlKlmm ItobertN Illn Hunt. WASHINGTON , Feb. IS. The National Congress of 'Mothers today unanimously adopted the following resolution : AVhereas , the election of a. polygamlst to congress threatens 'tho sacred Institution ot monogamous marriage ; be It Resolved , That itho third triennial National Council of Women requests the congress ol the United States to repudiate the result of 'the November olcctlcn in Utah either by re fusing to nllow Brlgham H. Roberts of Utah to be placed on Its roll or by expelling him from his seat. The resolution was framed by Mrs. E. II. Parsons , a delegate from tbo Mothert. ' clu't o ! Utah , and was prefaced with ihe statr- n.ent that man is largely what hU home makes ! m. Other resolutions adopted endorsed the war policy of the administration ; thanked Mrs. . McKlnloy for "her eapech'l KraelousnesV ns shown In her reception It them nid hur love of tbo children ; c&tnblitit.cd a com mittee of flvo on household economics and urged general proper training ot glrlti in preparation for motherhood. Mrs. Borland of the Illinois State Federation described the workings of the chllds' study soc'etlcs. Mrs. Hills of Iowa talked of tbo Idea of furnish ing teachers with Information enabling In dividual study of pupils and urged ttixieulal study nnd attention to the eyes of school children. Mrs. nirnoy , president , mndo her annual address , viewing the year's labor and report ing great progress. OMAHA NAME ON DEATH LIST Alirnlinin Keller , TliniiKlit to lie a For mer 12iiiil < > ) ' < ; of u Iiiienl Finn , In Ilavaiui. WASHINGTON , Feb. 18. The following bulletin was posted at the War department tcdny : HAVANA , Feb. 17. Adjutant General , Washington : Report deaths 16th : Columb'a ' , Havana : Private Abraham Keller , Company 0 , Third Nebraska , tetanus ; hospital ship Missouri , Havana , Private Victor Volkcrt , Company E , Eighth Infantry , .typhoid. BROOKE , Commanding. The roster of the Third Nebraska docs not Contain the nnmo of Abraham Keller , but that of Adrian 0. Keller appears , Before enlisting In the Third ho wns foreman for Marks Brothers , Omaha , and resided In Council Bluffs. Ailviiiilnu * * With ( 'an n ill n u ItoniN , WASHINGTON , Feb. 18. A statement has been prepared at the Treasury department which ebows that during the calendar year 1S98 the number of cars loaded with goods shipped through the United States from one point In Canada to another was 10'JCG , the contents of which weighed 209,000 tons. The records of the department show that dur ing the calendar year 18D7 ( the figures for 1898 not being available ) , the number of cars loaded with American goods shipped through Canada from one point In the United States to another waa 4C0.2C' ) , the contents of which weighed 5,637,173 tons. It thus appears that the quantity of American goods hauled by Canadian roads was about twenty- seven times greater than the quantity of Canadian goods hauled by American roads. Another Viilee .VKiilunt HouerlN , WASHINGTON , Feb. 18. The National Congress of Mothers -today unaulmouily adopted a resolution urging congress not to admit Brlgham II. Roberts to a seat lethe the house of representatives. SILVER STILL IN THE RING Senator Jones Sijs Democrats Will Repeat Unsnccsssfnl Campaign , PROSPERITY ELABORATELY EXPLAINED Increased Dcinnml fur I.iilior nnd Hot ter I'rloen for Produce Are l.nlil lit the * Door of n Temporary Accident. WASHINGTON , Feb. 18. Senator James K. Jones , chairman of the democratic national committee , Is not In nccord with Mr. Croker of Now York nnd Mr. Wall of Wisconsin regarding the paramount Is sue In the next presidential campaign. Ho said today : "To say that the next democratic na tional convention will reaffirm the position taken 'by ' the convention In 189(5 ( Is lo assert what every candid man , even slightly famil iar with existing- facts , knows to bo true. It Is r.ft certain ns anything human can bo that the question cf bimetallism will bo the lending lesuo In the campaign next year. And It Is reasonable to expect that the ma jority of the people will next tlr-ie dcclaro for the party which means what It says and will redeem Its pledges , and that they will not again bo tricked Into casting their votes In favor of the enemies of the principles In which they believe. " "On w'hnt ' grounds do you base your hopes for success next year ? " ho wna asked. "Some of the reasons why I nm strongly hopeful of the future ot our cause are ns follows : In the campaign of ISOfi both par ties declared for 'bimetallism ' ; the demo crats for Independent action by the United States , the republicans for an International agreement , which they pledged themselves 'to promote. ' True , this declaration nn the part cf the republicans was only made to catch votes , and because the party leaders did not dare to go to the polls without It. I think now no one any longer doubts that the fixed purpose of those who controlled these lenders " \vns to maintain the gold standard , nnd to prevent , not promote , nn International agreement. The declaration , however , served Its purpose , nnd vast num bers of sincere iblmctnlllsts were persuaded to vote the republican ticket , In the belief that they were voting for an honest effort to secure International bimetallism. The leaders Who were responsible for this trick have already committed their party to the single standard , so far as they can , and If they dare speak out honestly In their next national iilatform It will dcclaro for the single gold standard. " "Do you believe that the cause of bi metallism Is Improving ? " Uciiioumoy , the Only Hope. "There are as many ibellevers In bi metallism today In the United States as there ever were , and all these are doubtless now convinced that the only way to accom plish bimetallism Is through the action of the democratls party. The great effort to stop the fall of prices the shrinking of values and to relieve the distress of busi ness resulting from these great evils , with out doing Injustice or Injury to 'any class or business. Is being more nnd more under stood , nnd commands tbo respect of honest and fair men always when understood , and another campaign of ridicule and abuse , such as that of 1S06 'whether ' dictated by Ignorance or venality cannot succeed against temperate arguments and appeals 'for simple justice , when the people have tltme to fairly weigh the arguments and form a deliberate judgment. "Thero was great unrest and dissatisfac tion In 1896 throughout the country , resulting from falling prices and shrinking values. The republican partry promised that If they were entrusted with power all this would bj changed , and that prosperity should suc ceed existing conditions. Mr. McKlnley and the gold press now assure the country that we have prosperity. There Is quite a boom In stock speculation In Wall street , but Wall street is noi the country , ns wo believe. A Krcat famine and n short crop of wheat all over the world except In the United States naturally raised the price of wheat while these conditions lasted , nuid the beneficent effects of this temporary advance In the price of a slnglo article , which was so marked In the short period it continued , is likely to stimulate a desire for a return to that con dition permanently and an extension of It to all other products. This Is our purpose , and was our pvzfoso in 1S9G , when the repub lican party denounced any effort to Increase prices as a crime. " ' ProHjierlly nil Accident. "How do you account for the activity In business ? " "There has been necessarily an Increased demand for labor within the last few months ns the result of the with drawal of largo numbers of American citizens from the ordinary walks of life to bo employed In the army , whoso places had to be filled. There has also been an In creased activity In and n demand for all products which were necessary to the main tenance and support of n large army. Hut all these conditions are In the very nature of things temporary , and all of us know that they must pasa away with the end of the conditions which brought thorn into lift ) . Making duo allowance for the ( influence ot these three causes , of the present condition of the country , there Is today as much dis satisfaction nnd as much cause for It ax tliero was In ISOG. No relief wns or Is lo be expected under republican management , ex cept such ns comes by famine abroad nnd war nt home. A condition of constantly fallIng - Ing general prices Is everywhere recognized as a condition of distress nnd hard tlmca , nnd speculative excitement In Wall slrcet does not change this. Wo believe that a small volume of money forces prices down , honeo wo have urged the coinage of our silver as well as ot our gold not only to check this grinding fall In prices , but to promote steadily advancing prices. " "Them you think the Chicago platform la gaining ground ? " "I most certainly do. In the elections of last year the principles of that platform were net the leading and exclusive Issues In all sections of the country. These were partially obscured In many states nnd districts. The question of bimetallism , the republican effort to retire the greenbacks nnd to confer upon tbo national banks the absolute control of the volume of. paper money , nnd to surrender the country to the trusts , were , In many sections , for the tlmo being lost sight ot In the excitement of the war nnd Its resulting questions ; nnd In others they were sidetracked by efforts to substitute local Issues In their stead. The result was a great loss of Interest and a large falling off In the vote , with apparently unfavorable results to the democratic party. In Colorado , where national UBUCB were at ' the front and dominant , the Interest In the election was Intense , the vote largo and our majority overwhelming. In states where It was stated , whether truly or not , that there was on Intention on the part of the demo cratic managers to sidetrack the great Issue , with the purpose of ultimately bringing the party in national convention back to the practice of shulHIng and evasion , BO long persisted In by the republicans , the Interest as not gerat , the vote was not full , and the rrsulla were not conclusive. There was , however , one great and valuable result all reasonable men are now satUtlcd that dodg ing Is not popular. The next democratic national convention will speak out again In the same clear , unequivocal terms , and in tbo same manner and In the same lines that It did In 1896. 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LlfDITC 1C VnBI OAMBinT CRI I Letters confidential , nnd answered In UHnlBtl III lUU Uf-UaKtSl UtJLL nil Innguageri. Wo have the most complete nnd successful home treatment known to the medical profession , and thousands who were unable to call at our otllc.cs > have been cured at home by our Combined Electro-Medical Treatment. COXSri.TATIO\ Open 8 n. in. to K p. 111.5 ( liIK ) to S | > . in. : SiindayM , 10 n. in. to 1 p. m. State Electro-Medical Institute , 1308 Fariiatt ) St. , Omaha , Neb. ASSAILING THE DEAD ( Continued from First Pase. ) landlord , "noted for his eccentric freaks , while putting Ills paper In the box , cried "Vivo lo rol , " but two republican deputies who expected some scene , quickly shoved him along. At a little past 3 o'clock the news was circulated in the lobby that Lou- bet was elected by183 votes against 27B for Mcllno and 45 for Cavnlgnac. When the sit ting was resumed M. Loubet having given the chair to the deputy chairman , M. Chau- vcau , the result'was announced and received with ringing cheers on the center nnd laft , the right maintaining sulky silence. Many remarks were hecrd : "Down with forgers , " "Vivo lo armeo" and "Down with the Jews , " but nil the cries were drowned with the cheers for the republican , M. Lou- bo : . It was felt that Franca was returning to Its better self. M. Loubot granted me an Interview to night. In the course of which he Bald : "I owe everything 'to ' 'tlie republican ma jority. Frr.nco nnd illic * republic are Insep arable. All antl-rcpubllcan opinions are free unless leading 'to acts against the republic. Halllcs must bo Judged by their acts not by their words. I shall govern < n a repub lican BMIBO only. I have given proofs In my long political career that I nm ncl'.dcr a place hunter , ambitious nor ovtrrld\ng. "Drought up ki the study of the law , I will bo Its single-minded ssrvant. The Kly- see IH a post of duty. I speak 'the 'truth ' In declaring that I mover was ambitious to go there. Our < iulet life Is ended. " The government shows Its vigilance lo- nlght. If Clio i/atlor'illft.s give trouble nil the worse for 'them. The Central brigade , 15,000 strong , Is on special duty and the troops are still under arms In the barracks , but bands of brawlers are'however , imlfered to niared Ulrough 'the ) city crying "Down with Lou- bet , " olnglng songs acid breaking windows. The duke of Orleans IH hovering about the Krancojtallnn frontier. I have seen Henry of Orleans gathering Impressions on the bnulcvnrdH. He Is Herman looking , with a round , gentle face and has nn awkward gait. The city IH fairly quiet and the diplomatic world Is futlflflrd with the election. RiiBBla approved It beforcfiand. The people eay Louhct IB "a southern Orevy. " The nationalists have attempted to carry out their threats nnd scenes of disorder took plnce tonight. Windows were broken i the boulevards and rlt/.ers were arrested In frtrit of the KlyHce. The whole ? thing was done by paid gangs. The rank and fllo of the to-culled patriots wlo : marched through the strt-ots shouting "ConfiiBlon lo Loubet , " "Panama , Panama , " anil burning hl.i portrait trait , did not exceed 2,000 wild a dozen ring- loaders. Premier Dupuy mlslit have boon more prompt In maintaining order as ho never failed to do will In M. Fauro was president , 'but ' abnut 11 o'clock ho at length took steps nnd order was restored without violence and na If by enchantment , how ? Simply by blocking a few hundred yards of the baule- vard for an hour In front of the Libre Parole , which has been the hotbed of sedi tion for some months. If Premier Dupuy loyally supports the now president the pre dictions of the peEfllmUts that Loubct will meet the fate of Caslmlr Perler will bo unfounded. The president agitation U en tirely artificial. An admirable passage In "SI. " Loubct'a r.pcech returning thanks to the mumbcr of thn government has further oxcittd na tionalist rage. Ho fiaya bo Is for pacifica tion , 'but with reaped of the law Implying that hitherto the law has been trampled down. The nationalist papers this evening de clare war to the knife on I/Hibot , vowing they will never r st until they have ex pelled him from the Elyzee. Jules Maltrc. for the league of French motherland , says be will try to get arrested for Insulting M. Loubet as he Intends to do. EMILY CHAWFOUO. Snuirt WcUilliiK ill Mo * . ( Copyright , 15W , by J'roM Publishing1 C'o , ) NICB , Feb. 18 , ( New York World Cable- cram Special Telegram. ) A very smart wedding tcok place Wednesday between .Miss Estello Sohuylor , daughter of .Mrs. Spencer Schuyler , and Sir. Hewitt 'Myrlng ' of Now York. The bride wns attended by two little , girls , Miss Hilda Strutt , daughter of Lady Raylelgh , and Mi's Freda Keogh. The best man was Mr. Alexander Yorkc , nnd .tho groomsmen , Enrl Flngall , Victor Bethel anil Mr. Iladel. The bride was given away by her father. OX PARIS STI1I5ISTS. < > I > j > c > lifn < N iif lnnlict .llnUi' n DI-IIIOII- Nti-nlloii of IlnNtllKy. PARIS , Feb. IS. Antl-Loubct demonstra tions are commencing In the streets. Cries of "Down with the Pannnmlsta ! " are prom inent. The agitation In Paris this evening was caused by do Rouledo anil Driunont nnd their party. The authorities say measures have been taken to maintain order. I'nlilncl anil I'rcnilrr Hcfiilnoil. PARIS , Feb. IS. President Loubet has asked M. Dupuy to retain the premiership nnd the present cabinet. lilt. HOWARD. 'I'dIN III * l-\peril-lire ivllh Colter. I am pleased to add my hop ! to your campaign of instruction on the Hiibject of coffee drinking. For ten or twelve years I have teen n severe sufferer from that cause. I gradually abandoned everything from tlmo to tlmo that I thought produced the ex treme nervousness from which I suffered , and nil of my very frequent calls on my h follow physicians resulted In no benefit until I was advised to do without coffee. My condition at that tlmo WUH auch that I was certain that I had heart disease In one of Its worst forms. Many a night I have retired not expecting to live to sco morning. The action wns BO feeble and no slow that It would run M low nn .18 to 10 , and never r > 0 , unless I was taking aovero oxcrclso or using some stimulant. My ( ixperlcnco In examining patients who prrscirted themselves for operations under an anesthetic , led mo to continually com pare my condition with theirs , nnd llfo way mudo very miserable for mo by ucli cojn- pariaons , I also suffered from a constant muscular contraction ot n lloshy portion of the loft hand , n technical description of which I will not undertake In this letter , but I could not get rid of the trouble. Thi'so condition * , with a constantly Hour stomach , a feeling of extreme fnlntnesg about an hour before regular meal time , and a Hallow complexion gives you a general idea of the shape I wan In just before I discon tinued the use of coffee. It was very hard to give up coffee , hut I was compelled to dose so , ami for a while used water and milk. Then I tried n uo-callcd cereal coffee , which I hnve slnco learned Is mode partly of coffee and partly of browned grains , mid is sold as Bfl Imitation of your Pobtum. Tills did not work , so I went back to the water and milk until about n year ngo I got hold of Pcstutn the genuine , Since then I have had one cup and Bomctlmes two every morn- IIIK. and frequently for dinner at night. My health was never better than It Is'now , no nervousness nor muscular contraction , no heart trouble or BOUT otoraach , aud tha puleo running from 70 to 7C. At the tlmo I was Buffering from tbo ef fects of coffee , 1 made application for some llfo Insurance , and WHS rejected on account of the action of my heart. To show what the abstinence ot colfce and the drinking of Postutn will do , and bus done far mo , I will say that In March last I wai examined for llfo Insurance and paused a most excellent - lent examination. .Having gene through the very dlragrevablo experience and been relieved from the trouble , It la but natural that I should feel a willingness to assist you all I can in your work , for I do not believe one person in ten has n realizing nunso of the damage to the nervous system caused by the consumption of coffee. Dr. C. W. Howard , Watertowo , N. V.