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THE mrATTV D.MLV BEE : WEDNESDAY. UiOTI 15 , 1890.
PURCHASING AGENT TALKS f Btorct of CanBtd Beef Bonght on Direct Order of General Eagan , CONTRACT AS TO TIME BLEF SHOULD KEEP Meat Itntlon InNnril nt I'rnprr Time .Six111 to Arrive on Men * Tiiltle In ( iooil ( onilltlnnrtlcle in-ill Inlniul Miller * . CHICAGO , March 14. Colonel O. M. Smith , purchasing agtol of the goxirnment nt Chicago since 1M5 , testified today before the governmen < court of Inqulrj that the Mon * of canned ro . beet bought by him during the Spanish war were all upon the direct ordtr of General Eagan , the commls- kary general. He aUo stated that some pur chases of canned beef were made without his Knowledge bj the commissary general. Another of the daj'a important witnesses was Gustavus R Swift , head of the packing liouic of Swift and Company. Good progress vas made by the court today , but the end of the list of wltncoKeH to be examined in Chicago is not jet In sight. Captain Homer F. Atpltrwall. assist ant quartermaster nnd acting com missary of volunteers during the Span- Ifch war. In command of the transport Mani toba , testified that he took on board at New port NeWB 1,755 quarters of refrigerated beef. The Manitoba loft Newport News August u and arrived off Ponce , 1'orto Rico , August 10. It ran aground three miles out nnd remained there three dajs and a half. A representative of Swift and Com pany was on the bhlp In charge of the beef ni refrigerator engineer. On arriving at I'onco witness reported to General Gllmorc the stores he had on ship , telling him he had a large consignment of refrigerated beef The chief engineer had expressed fcome fears about the safety of the meat of the pipes becoming clogged with sand on account of the grounding of the ship , which might Interfere with the operation of the refrigerator plant. Witness reported nlout the meat to General Gllmore. Gen eral Gllmorc looked up smiling , and Raid "You had better throw it overboard , we have no use for it ; we can get all the beef we want here. " Cooil Hecf Thrown Oi cruourd. The witness continued "I said that It vas the best of beef and I did not care to take anj such course as that unless ordered to do so. He replied : 'If nccessarj. I will give you an order to that effect. ' " y "Was any beef landed there ? " "Not at that time ? " Witness stated that the ship went frott Tonce to Mlowa. He reported to Captalr Uavldsou , the depot quarUrrnaster , and thi depot commissary , who said he would likt to have some of the beef for the troops. Thf following morning a lighter came alongsldt nnd an issue of fresh beef was made for th ( first time. The beef was taken ashore Witness asked the commlssarj' about it th ( next daj , as the lighter came alongside eacl day for beef The coinmlsary said that he was de > lighted with the meat , but he said thai nome had been taken fifteen miles into th < Interior and did not reach its destlnatloi until 2 o'clock In the afternoon , when It wa ! bpolled. "But , " the commissary said , "tha was no fault of the beef. " The beef wai used there from that daj- until the da ; when the ship left , August 31 , when Cap tain Weiss was ordered back to Ponce. 1'renlileiit Swift TeNtllleN. The recorder then called Gustavus F Swift , president of the firm of Swift and Company He testified to two contracts en tered into between his company and the United States government with reference tc the suppljlng of refrigerated beef to the trnopa in Cuba and Porto Rico "By whom were those contracts made on BETTER , The Mowt TleinnrUnhle Ileineil ; of the Aue for All Who lire Wenk.erv - OIIN n n < I Itiiu llim n ( imth > oth- liiK to Trj It. If Vou lime Any of the I"oIliMvli SlillKoniN , Senil lour Annie mid AddrexN l ir n Tree Trial Do j ou ftel generally miserable , or sufTei vlih. a Ihousand and one indescribable bac feelings , bolb mental and phvslcal amoni them low spirits netvousness , weariness llfelessne's , weakness , dizziness , reeling ! of fulltie-88 or bloating uftt i eating , or f"si of "Konenens" or emptiness , of stomach Ir mornluc , ilesh H > f t mid lac king llrmnest lieaduche. bluirlnc of eyesight , speckb float Ing before the eyes , neivou * irritability -ioor nuinory. enmities1 ulte-natlng wltl li un flushes , lassitude , throbblns , Burplint or rumbling ucnnatlonn In bowels , with hea nnd nlpplnjr piilns occasionally , palplialloi of heiiit , Bhort breath on exertion , Mov clrruliitioti of blood , cold feet , pain anc oppression in cbesl uncl b.ick , pain arounc the loins , uchlng and wsurlneH * of thi lou r limbs drowHlneps aftei meals bu nervnua vvakefulnes. * ut night , languor it the mornlntr. and u constant f ellne o dread as If t-oinethlne awful was about ti liappen ? 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Brines tin pink glow to pale cheeks anc . - , , restores the fire of jouth 5 v Bj' mailflOcper Imx ; C boxes for $ -.5 < ) ; with a written gimran < tec to euro or refund tbo iiioucj NERVITA MEDICAL CO. Clinton & Jackscn Sts. . CHICAGO , ILL Kuhn JL Co. , ir lh mill Iluuuluii. Omu linNeb. . 'Mollirri. : M < > fiifi > : < . aiotlierntt M a Wlntlovv'i Boothlns Syrup has beei used for over fifty yean by millions o trothem for tholr chlldrfti while teelhln ; with perfect p ri'Sb It soothe * tin thlid ri > ; t'.ns the gums , ulluy * all pain , cure wind colic anil U the best reined ) fo Diarrhoea Sold by druggist * In vvrrj par of the vv r'"l I t-'ir a'nl akt ; for "Mri V inslov'b HI ttunE Syrup' and ' .aitu u ether kind , 25 cents a brtUs. Le part of the United Stales' asked r lonel Davm ' Dy General Bagan , adrertl ement * were iMtied and proposuls received In the usual form "We ncreed to be responsible For the beet keeping twenty-four hours from l ? ulnc. and If In ft refrigerating houic neventy-two bours from the steamer l * tuc I puppo > ed there -would be reasonable protection M for any other commodity When we deal In beef we deal in B perishable article. U certainly should be protected from the tropical sun " "In the preparation of your refrigerated beef , what agent do jou rely upon as * " preservative "Refrigerated air ; nothing else " "Have j-ou used at any time In connec tion with the preservation of refrigerated beef any chemical preservative of anj kind ? " "No , sir. " Cross-examined by Major Lee , witness Raid " 1 asked my brother in Boston , E. C Swift , to go to Washington and agree with General Eagan on the terras of the contract. It wan flnallj agreed upon be tween my brother and General Eagan. I never met General Eagan previous to the time the contract was signed " Time lU-ef Sliiiiild Keep. "I would like to have jou repeat jour understanding of the contract -with refer ence to the time that beef was to keep , after Issuance to the commissary , " said Major Lee "My understanding is that the beef should be useful for the army , which does not relieve the commissary from reasonable care I should say lo an extent of twcntj- four hours , If nccessarj' , " answered Mr. Swift. "I ibelleve there Is a clause In that con tract that saj-B something about seventy-two hours from the time the beef is issued from the refrigerator on board the ship , and twenty-four hours from the time It would be issued from the refrigerating plant on shore ? " "Yec , sir" "Then if there was no refrigerating plant on shore , would the beef be expected to keep sound seventy-two hours after leaving the ship ? " "Xot at all. That provision means that refrigerators are to bo built to take care of the beef If my memory is right it also provides that the contractors' responsibility shall cease after seventj-two hours ; that It shall not be liable to condemnation after having been seventj-two hours away from the ship " "If jou built a refrigerator on shore and a ship landed there and this beef was taken out of the ship nnd placed In the refriger ator on shore , then jour responsibility would end In regard to keeping qualities of that beef seventy-two hours after it left the ship ? " If we took the technical definition of the contract 1 think jes. Swift and Companj have never wished to be technical In regard to contracts with the government" "At the end of seventy-two hours after you have taken beef oft the refrigerator ship and put it in the refrigerator on shore , if there should be a quantity of ibeef left in that refrigerator on shore , under the contract - ' " j-our responsibility ceases' "Technically , 1 think BO " "If I remember correctly. General Eagan testified that the beef 'was to keep tinder normal conditions , remaining sweet and proper food , seventy-two hours after It left the refrigerator on shipboard , or twenty - four hours after it left the refrigerator on shore ? " "Thatwas not our understanding , nor was It contained in our proposal or In the con tract " Major Lee read the fallowing clause of the contract "The beef is to be properly clothed for Us protection and proper handling and so preserved by the refriger ation on shipboard and at the refrigerator 'building ' that It shall be perfectly good and fit for use seventy -two hours after being issued from the ship's refrigerator or tw only-four hours after being issued from the refrigerator building on shore " Ot l ItexpoiiNllile Tweiitj-Fonr Honrv "If there -was no refrigerating building on shore , " he asked , "and a ship should get in that place , under this contract it seems to me there is a guaranty here that the beef will keep seven tjtwo hours after being Issued from the ship. Am I not cor rect' " "No , sir. My version of that clause Is dif ferent Starting with our proposal to the government and leading on to that clause in the contract , my version is that , having used diligence to provide stationary refrig erators at the request of the government , and with theli aid as agreed , twenty-four hours is all that we are liable. " Major Leo then read the clause in ques tion a second time and left the dispute as to the consideration of the court. Witness stated that his company had put in the contract a much shorter time limit than was included in beef contracts for England , but admitted that the conditions were not at all similar and scarcely sub ject to comparison "Could jou reasonably expect that re frigerated beef could be furnished to the troops in Cuba and last twentj-four hours after it was issued to the commissary tc be given to the troops , ten. fifteen or twenty miles away from the landing' " "I don't think we contemplated supplying trofips that far away. I don't think the gov ernment contemplated It I understand that the government contracted for refrigerated beef to be supplied at port stations nnd at the same time for live cattle to be supplied at Uland ports. " The witness stated that chemicals were not in any way used as a preservative. Ht had heard of the Powell process and other chemical methods , but he had not tested them Borax was used , IIP raid , in packing nnd shipping pork , but not on beef He paid that his companj did no canning , but fur- nlfched the beef used by Libby , McXelll Llbby for canning Major Lee asked if the larger proportion of the poorest cattle did not go to cauners Mr Swift replied that it did not. William Van Wlddle , a refrigerator en- glneer In the employ of Swift ana Company , testified that he had charge of the meat oa board the ship Port Victor , which reached Port Tampa July 25. The ment was loaded on the ship there from refrigerator cars and was in good condition when received. No chemicals were used in 'the preservation ol beef The ship went to Santiago , taking a refrigerator plant , but was kept waiting forty-three days before the plant could be token ashore. In eight daje It wab in work ing order He did not know who caused the delay. Witness went himself to Clonel , Humphreys two or three times nnd Colonel Humphreys said he would get around to it in t'me. ' ' ruiuierfc" a Mlmioinv. Jesse Sherwood , n commission man at tbi stock yards , said the term "canners" was t misnomer if u canning houte bought cat tie the cattle were called "cauners , " but i a dressed heef house bought the same catlli they would be " " not termed "cauners. Major Lee tried to bhovv from the vvltnesi that the lowebt grade of cattle was tuec for canning , hut the witness would not maki anj such admission. S J Johnson , the superintendent of thi beef house of the Nelson Morris Packing companj. testified that the methods In use there for canning roast beef were substan tially the bamc as those In use ut othei bouses. The onlj method for the preberva tlon of beef was cold air. He had nc knowledge of the use of chemicals for thai purpose j Edward Hoffhelmer. superintendent of tlu I canning department of NeUon Morris t Co. I corroborated the testimony of the provloui The court then adjourned until 10 o'clocl uia rrciv morning TO BETER ! THEIR INTERESTS Coffin and Bott'o ' Makers and Goal Miners Confer at Chicago. COMBINES AND RUMORS OF COMBINES I.nrcr AVlil.kj DIttllliiK nnil 1)1- trlhntlnir ( "oiniintij Orumilrr * In Aetv nrk unit TnU - * lit Mnnj Oilier * . CHICAGO , March 14 Coffin manufactur ers , makers of green and glass flint bottles and the owners and operators of the coM mines In Indiana met here today for the purpose of Increasing prices on their prod ucts Each of the meetings was held behind closed door * and inquiries for Information were met by the officers and members of all these associations by refusals to disclose anything The bottle manufacturers met In the Grand Pacific hotel , in different rooms. The con ditions of the marl.ct were discussed In both sessions * A jol meeting was then bold and the manufacturers of both kinds of bottles tles agreed that they could secure better prices. A plan for a joint organization was submitted nnd A * 111 be acted upon later. A preliminary meeting of the coflln manu facturers wae held In the same hotel to ar range for the convention of the national as sociation of that Industry tomorrow morning Increases In all lines of trade are viewed bj the members as sufficient reason lor an In crease In the prices of cofiinB. Ten owners of large mines In Indiana at tended the meeting of coal mine operators At the close of the meeting It was announced that their action might not have as much oflect this winter as In the luture. While prices will be ndxniiccd before the present v Inter ends , the advance will not be as great as the operators expect to make It next fall. By that time thej expect to ha\e an organization which will control the Chicago market and bo nble to dictate the prices. \\hlMij CuiiceriiN Com 111 lie. NEW YORK , March 14 The Merchants' Distilling and Distributing company hns been Incorporated under the laws of this state , with a capital of $5,000,000. of which half will be common and the other half pre ferred stock. The new corporation com prises some of the largest whisk } blending nnd distributing companies In the country , including the Merchants' Distilling company of Terre Huute , Ind , the Duffy Malt Whisky companj , Ilossltam Gerstein company of Philadelphia , the Gottschulk company of Baltimore and Cook & Bcrnheimer , Lujtles Brothers and E Heller & Co of this city Another big eastern rye distilling company has also been approached and Is expected to pool ibsucs with the new corporation WHEELING , W. Va. , March 14 The largest Iron and steel deal jet projected u thib dibtrlct may be closed Wednesdaj whet the stockholders of the Riverside Iron WorKi meet to consider the offer of the Iron tubi combination for the acquisition of the greai plant nt Benwood. Representatives of J Pierpont Morgan have been in the city sev eral dajs In consultation with the Rhersidi officials. The plant consists of a steel mill skelp and tube mills , blast furnaces , bl product coke plant , and It is said will brim about ? G,000,000 The Riverside Is capitalize ! at $3,000,000 , emplojs about 2,500 men , and 1 : the largest iron and steel plant in the Ohli A alley. P1TTSBURG , Pa , March 14 U developec here today that ex-Judge W H Moore o Chicago , the successful promoter of tradi combinations , has had placed in his baud : the engineering of a combine of sheet stee manufacturers. It is stated that option : have been taken on a large majority of thi plants , including all except one of the large concerns. This company is expected to sooi come into line when the combination will b < complete. The capitalization of the comblm Is put at $50,000,000 , equall } divided into pre ferred and 7 per cent cumulative and com mon stock. Headquarters will be in Pitts burg. It is believed the tin plate and tin new sheet steel combines will be separati organizations. TOLEDO , 0. , March 14 A number o bicycle makers and supply men met in th city today , making arrangements for a com bine H. D. Bokeep of Defiance , O. , spokts man of the party , is very reticent as to th > number in the deal and as to the plans. NEW YORK. Moreh 14 H was reportei that the evaporated salt interests of thi state are being brought together under th name of the National Salt companj. It wll have an authorized capital of $12.000,000 , o which $5,000,000 Is non-cumulative 7 per cen * preferred stock , nnd the remainder $7,00000 common LOUISVILLE , Ky , March 14 The bif distillery of John C. Roach H Co , locatec in this cltj- , was transferred tndaj to tin Kentucky Distillers' and Warehouse com' pany The consideration was about $500,000 Many distillers who have not jet 'been ' pak for their plants will not consent to sel their whiskies on hand , all of them 'believ ' ing that prices will go much higher , anc they are anxious to get the benefit of tb < Increase. Happy is the man or w oman w ho can eat i good hearty meal without buffering after ward If you cannot do it , tal > e Kcdol DjS' pcpslo Cure It digests vvnat jou eat , am cures all Hinds of Dyspepsia and Indigestion BASIS FOR EXCURSION RATES SleinldTN of AVi-Nlern J'n seiiKer AM > ( iuilon nt M. loills Adopt mi ST LOUIS , March 14 An adjourned ses Bion of the Western Passenger aEsociatioi was held today at the Southern hotel to hea the report of u committee appointed at Chicago cage March 9 to recommend a basis of ex curblon rates to be used for largo meeting to be held during the coming season Chairman B D Caldwell presided. Th committee appointed at Chicago reportei in substance as follows : It is recommended that the minimum rau to be authorized for the several large meet' Ings to be held this reason to be oni faro plus $2 for the round trip and that , i previous to this lime , a lees rate than OIK faro plus } 2 for the round trip maj lm\ < been announced for nuj meeting efforts slml be made to have substituted the mlnimun rate ns recommended by this committee The additional $2 in each case to acciuc It lines in this territory The report of the committee was adopted Then came a stumbling block In the shapi of fixing a rate fcr the annual meeting o the National Educational association at Lo Angeles , Julj 11-14 No conclusion wa arrived at , the matter going over until to morrpw. Probably the mcst important mat ter taken up by the meeting was the recen roductton of the fcocond-clsss rates by th Northern Pacific and other lines to north western points. After a prolonged discussion the chalrmai appointed J R Buchanan , John Sebastiai and John Francis a cimmitu-e to report on i plan of a ° tion tomorrow U is likely th report will bo in the nature of a protest with the recommendation that proportional reductions In second-class rums , be made 01 all western lines at far as California. "Che ine a nvei regulator uud I can regu late the world. " said a genius The ilrussim handed him a bottle of De Witt's Little Early Risers , the famous little plus Tow ii ! ; ! < < ! Ion . In MlMlifHotn. ST PAUL , Minn March 14 Tnwn aloe- tlouc were held in a great many Mlnneboti towns today , but ther * was little or ni politics in most of them Most of there were the usual crntests over U etise of lu < It'or ' traffic Those vuiC jn favor o : InrluJeirlls Jaekson String ' \ ullev Austin , Montevideo. Montrtwe Hec tor 'Wood Lake Sherburn , Annftndale South Haven. Ltivcrne Howard Lnke , Atwater Clajton and Mapleton Among the e voting aealnut license were Belllngham , Clearfleld Fairfax Wlndom Elbow Lake , Brovrnsdale and Wlnnebago City HEAVIEST SNOW OF SEASON ontli DnUotn Ilni AntiUirr Touch ol "W Inter Inn pern lure IN Mllil. ABERDEEN. S D. March 14 ( Special Telegram ) The heaviest snow etorm of th < winter set In last evening nnd is still in progress. About elbt inches of snow hat fallen and Is drifting quite badly today The storm Is general nnd the temperature mild SIOUX PALLS , S D , March 14 ( Special Telegram ) The heaviest snow storm of the season IB prevailing , with prospects of con tinuing at least all night. The storm will be very severe on cattle on th * great langes as the snow Is moist and sticks tc the animals If a cold wave follows the storm , as predicted by the weather bureau , cattln will be badly chilled and losses ma } result The ranges are also covered wltl mow , making it difficult for cattle to freelj obtain feed , but will probably be cleared by the high winds. Old settlers say condi tions are now exactly similar to March 14 1S7V , when one of the most memorabli storms of the early dajs of Dakota set It nnd continued with unabated furj for thre ( daje PIERRE. S D. , March 14. ( Special Tele gram. ) A hcav > snow has been falling her nil day and is melting almost as fast as I falls. About an Inch of the moisture ha soaked into the ground. It will start gras rapidly as , soon as the warm weather come nnd will hasten the break-up in the rive bj filling all the smaller streams MITCHELL , S. D. March 14. ( Specln Telegram ) A bnowstorm has raged here al daj and fully eight inches has fallen. I changed from a wet to dry snow in thi afternoon. Tnxes Are I'mmiitlj I'nlil. DEADWOOD. S D. , March 14 ( Special. During the month of February there wa paid into the Lawrence county treasur ; $151,033.92 In taxes which amount exceed any one month in the history of the fount ; by $22,000. Of this large amount the Home stake company paid over one-third Th next largest payment was bj the Horsesho company , then the Golden Keward , followei by the Deadwood nnd Delaware companj The finances of the county arc In cxcellen condition. lltirllnirton AVinn Mall Contract. SPEARriSH , S D. , March 14 ( Special The government has decided to give th carrying of the mall between this city an ; Deadwood to the Burlington Railway com panj. A year and a half ago the contrnc was broken with the company and wa given to the stage line. C'lmoNP Orators. MITCHELL , S. D. March 14 ( Specie Telegram ) At the oratorical contest hel at Dakota university to select a represents tlve for the state contest , H A Rodee wa winner and Whlttnker a close second Th state collegiate contest is held here in Maj SIMMONS COLLEGE STARTEE TrnMeeK \Vcnlthj IltiNtnn Merchant Prepare to Cnrrj Out I'ro- % lNloiiM or IIlRI11. . BOSTON , March 14 Joseph Sawjer an Henry C. Nichols of Boston , trustees unde the will of John Simmons an old Bosto merchant who died about twentj-five jeai ago , have petitioned the legislature for a act to Incorporate them and their associate as trustees of the Simmons Female collegt which Institution under a clause In the wl of Mr. Simmons was to l > e founded when certain sum had accumulated In the hands c the trustees Tils amount. It is stated , he now reached $2,000,000 The bill , which at companies the petition states that the pui pose of the institution is to furnish vvome instruction in such branches of art , sc'enc and industry as may be best calculated t enable women to acquire an Independer livelihood. SOVEREIGN CAMP IN SESSlOr Woodmen of the Aorl l Meet In Bleu iilltl Session vilth Good Ilepre- Hentntloii \tteniliincc. . MEMPHIS , Tenn , March 14 The saver eign camp Woodmen of the World , the flft largest fraternal and beneficiary order In th United States , met here today in blennls session , with sixty delegates in attendanct The sovereign camp Is composed of dele gates from all of the states of the Unite States , with the exception of the Paclfl jurisdiction , which has a separate hea camp , but Is represented at the conventio by fraternal delegations , as is also th Canadian jurisdiction The Woodmen Circl ( women's auxiliarj ) is also In session Th annual election of officers will take plac on Thursday The convention will probabl be in session for ten dajs or two weeks. BILLS TO GOVERN INSURANCi Si-mite I'liMKew Tu o Measure N I'rlv lleiteh lu that Mute. X CITY , Mo , March 14 Th senate to day passed two important insurance anco bills One places fire insurance com panics doing business In St. Louis and Kan sar. City under the state anti-trust law This doet away with boards of underwriter In these cities. The other bill requires mutual life In sur&ncci companies to annually file a state ment show Ing iho Individual salaries c official , the gross and net earnings and In vestments with ibe state Insurance depart ment Torfeiture of license is the pen ally for not doing so. RABBIS CONGRATULATE WIS ! niuhtleth lllrllnlnj of the Patrlnrel U .Mil < ltthe OecnMlim of Aj > - Iirniirlnle nxerelKeit. CINCINNATI , March 14 The genen ecnfercnce of American rabbis was rpene today with prayer by Dr Hecht of Ml waukee After the visitor bad offered cor Erntulatlons to Dr Isaac N Wise on h SOth birthday there was n dinner tctiderc Dr Wise at the Phoenix club , nt whit nil the \ieltlng rabbis and others were pre ; cnt The members rf the Central Conlei cnce of American Itabbis today presentp Dr AVise with an Ivory gavel mounted I gr/ld. The exercises today were dev ted I the celebration of the 80th birthday of D Wise FIRE RECORD. Merc'liMinll e Mori. DniiiiiKi-il , MX500L Jt'NCTlO.V , Neb , Marth 14- i Special i \ large lamp in the general mer -handlee store of Charles Pecius set fire t 'bo ceiling last night and for a time the flr hrcatcned the destruztl"n of his entir vock and building The Ices was abou JOOO. Dem ] Iliiilj In l.aUe CHICAGO. March H The headless corps nf a man mangled and bruised , with on shoe and a bit of rope dangling fiom th ankle , was found today tossing among th naves of Lake Michigan near Hyde ParK The police authorities believe that it i a cose of murder and that the rope on th ankle vxas used to anchor the remains be low the surface Upon investigation it wa found that at every joint in the bed } tber was a gasa and the belief is entertalnei that the bj3vva * eul In < rjcr to dnjMc If into > m ll ompn ! " that it might be more easily carried in a mck or box to the Ikke One KR h Indicate * that the spine wa * sev ered The bodv was bndlj decomposed and mum have been In the water for several mouth ? RATES ON TROUPS TO OGDEN Qunrteriunnlrr'K Dcpnrfment nl Inrk ViinriU ( onlrnetK for ( nr- rjliitt Hornet mill Men , NEW YORK. Marth 14 The quartermas ter's department today awarded contracts for 1 the transportation of troops ordered to the Philippines as follows For the transportation of eleven eompa- ' nles of the Ninth Infantry from Sackett's harbor. New York , and one company of the same regiment from Oswego , N Y. , to Ogden - den , Utah , $18 TO per capita for oflicers ntid men. hrrses at J342 SO a car , for the trans portation of four companies of the Ninth In fantry from Tort Niagara to Osdcn , 11B ! 0 for officers nnd men , horses S317.SO per car , awarded to the New York Central railroad. Tor the transportation of the Twenty-first infantry from Plattsburg , N Y. , to Ogden , Utah , JI2 10 per capita for officers and men , horses at J426 SO a car , to the Delaware & Hudson Canal companj. Tor the transportation of four companies of the thirteenth Infantry , nownt Tort Columbus , and two batteries of the Sixth ar- tlllerj from New York to Ogden , Utah , 110.50 per capita , horses at J3C5 40 a car , to the Ontarla & Western railroad The Ninth Infantry will begin to move at noon Friday Dates for the moving of the other troops have not been agreed upon. DEFALCATION IS MADE GOOD Ciiiitnlu John M. 'Scull , fourth Cm- nlrj , In In lie ) , et OIT HHHJ for IIIN Crime. SAN FRANCISCO March 14 Captalr John M. Neall , Fourth cavalry , U S A , who disappeared from the Presidio last month for the purpose of escaping punishment for de falcation , is on his return from San Fran cisco to accept nnj punishment that may be meted out to him He will arrive from the state of Sonoma , Mexico on Saturday His friends have made good the full amount of bis defalcation and It is understood that he will eecape criminal proceedings nnd that his punishment will be comparative ! ) light. Contention of Uimurth I.eitKrne. MARYVILLE. Jlo , March 14 ( Special ) The annual w inter convention of the Ep- worth league of the Marjvllle district of the Methodist Eplicopal church , which had been In session at Maltland tlnce Saturday , nd- journcd this morning During the meeting there was a sermon by Rev M H Eells ol MHltlnnd and papers In which various phabes of the organization's work were discussed by different delegates Mlxiern L2\ehnnce Shot * . PANA , 111 , March 14 At Taylorvllle last night a number of shots were exchanged between Deputy Sheriff Dojle nnd union miners on one side and ex-Chief Deputy Watts of Pana and negro non-union miners on the other It is not known that anjouc was hurt. Ion Dli'drlehN * Iletlremeiit. NEW YORK. March 14 \n official of the German embassy speaking of the cable re ports in reference to the retirement ol Ad miral von Dlcdrichs from the command ol he t t V iatu1 squadron savs ( here eer- ia tiH l n misunderstanding of the iau e He saB the admiral ww > appointed to the \nlfttlc MM ten for pre cnhed prrlod and that hlc tour of service w s completed after leaving Manila and Joining In the celebra tion In honor of Queen Wllhelmlna's acce- 1 slon to the throne when he paraded his squadron at Batnvta The official contends , I therefore that the admirals retirement I would Imve taken place irrespective of the supposed friction between the German nnd i naval officials at Manila. TODAY'S WEATHER FORECAST siiov or HHlti In limni ( Jrnernll } 1'nlr. PoiMlilj snni ntnl ( "older In I > elirn Wnt > iirlliwr t WlmUi J WASHINGTON. March 14 Forecast for , Wednesday i For Nebraska Generally fair , except pon- slblv enow In extreme eastern portion , colder In eastern portion , northwesterly winds 1'or South Dakota ralr In western , snow and cnlder in eastern portion ; northerly winds Tor Iowa Snow or ralti ; colder In west ern and central portions , winds becoming northwesterly. i Tor Missouri ralr In southwest , rain In ( northeast portion , coldei ; south to netvt Minds. i Tor Kansas Fair , colder ; northwesterly winds. , General The western storm has moved 'from ' Colorado to the Missouri valley with Increased Intensity and -will evidently con tinue cast-northeastward. Kaln or snow Is indicated generally from the Mississippi valley eastward , followed by clearing j weather In the middle and lower Mississippi valley It is snowing In Minnesota and east ern Dakotas. Ijoenl Itrroril * orncE or Tim WKATHCU nrniAXT. OMAHA , Mnrch 14 Omaha record of tem perature nnd precipitation compared with the corresponding daj of the last three jenrs. 1S99 ISIS. 1S17 ISM Ma\lmum temperature . 40 CS 29 25 Minimum temperature . . 31 43 S 17 . Average temperature ! l" M IS 21 rreclp.tntlon 05 .14 T .U ! Record of temperature and precipitation 1 at Umuhn for this day since March 1 , 1S99 Normal for the clny 31 Dellclencv for the day 3 Accumulate-d cletlrlcncy since March 1 . 45 Normiil ratnfal for the day 01 Inch Deficiency for the duv Clinch Total rainfall tlnre March 1 . . . . 53 Inch i Deficiency since Marc hi . . 03 Inch Deficiency corresp g period 1W . .15 Inch Dellciencj corresp g ] > erlod 1&97 . .2i Inch Itc iort * ! from StntloiiN nt S p. in. AS 3 I STATIONS ATfD STATE Or WEATHER. 3E B e g I Omaha cloudj' 5S 40 OS ' North Platte , cloudy . . . . 20 34 .24 Chejtnne. partly cloudy. 24 in n , Rupld Cltj , mowing . . . . 10 2rt 01 Huron snowing 2C' ' 34 06 WHIlston. clear 4 k ( VI Chlcaco cloudv 32 3 * T St Louis , c'oudj' 52i C2I 14 St Paul cloudy SSi ! s , M Davenport , ral.lng 3J | 3tl .05. Helena , clear 5 12i .W 1 Kansas City , clear M C2 | 02 I Havre , cloudj 12' ' 12 Oil Bismarck , snow Itiff 1C 24 21 ' ' ' Gai'v'es'ton'raining" . ' l-C CS T Indicates trace ot precipitation L A WELSH. Local rare , ast ullUial For Years a Viefim of Aggravated Catarrh. GOVERNOR T. C. FLCTCHKR , Or .MISSOURI. Hon Thomas C rietcber , the noted war governor of the state of Missouri , Is a great . He write * friend of Pe-ru-na. The Pe-ru-na Drug Manufacturing Co. , Co- lurabus , Ohio. "I Gentlemen For years I have been afflicted B'with ' chronic catarrh , whleh has gone through I1 my whole sjstera , and no one knows the 11 torture and misery I have passed through I" , My doctor has prescribed various remedies a and I have never fpund any relief until 1 was n i persuaded by a friend to use Dr Hartman's ° Pe-ru-na After the use of one bottle 1 feel like a new man It also cured me of a dropping I had In my throat and built mj system up generally. To those who are suffering with catarrh I take pleasure In recommending your great medicine. Verj respectfully , THOMAS C. FLETCHEH Catarrh in its various forms is rapid ! j be coming a national curie. An undoubted j i remedj has betn discovered by Dr Hartman t | This remedy has been thoroughly tested I during the past forty jean. Prominent men have come to know of its virtues and are making public utterances on the bubject - To save the country we must save the people * To save the people we must protect them from disease. The dlseatc that is at once 3 the most prevalent and stubborn of cure is B catarrh > Mies Minnie Armstrong , the author of ' "The Modern Evil" and a well known newi.- \ paper woman of New York City writes the I following letter to Dr Hurtmuu 35 W 117th Street , New York. Jon. 24 , ' 99 - Dr S II Hartmau , Columbun , Ohb Trr an overworked brain and nervou ; pitstrntlon Po-ru-na Is invaluable and for i general tonic it has no equal. In December 1892 , while connected with the St Pau Press 1 was taken violentj ! ill with cerebro epinal meningitis and for two months m ; had but Blight hrpcs of my re toverj When I begat to convalesce' they tolt me I must have abso lute rcfct for two years for if I returned m ; literary labors befon that time I wouli cither die or go in cane A friend lit' duced me to try Pe- Minnie Armstrong ru-na , and , to my sur prise , before I hai finished taking ; ono bjttlc I began to gruv strcnger nd sleep better nights I contlnuei taking Pe-ru-na right along , until , at th expiration of three months , I was able ti resume my labors on the Press , and completed pletod a novel upon which I was cngagei wluin taken ill , went to the World's Fulr & new paper rorret > pondeut and as one of th lady representatives , and neither "died no went insane , " as my physicians predicted I have continued writing every day elnci and am in perfect health , entirely free froii all nervous complaints , and Bleep well cannot bpeak too highly of Pe-ru-na for i tlretd worn-out brain , and insomnia uni nervout probtruti'n MINNIE L AUMSTRONC Going it Blindfolded. The ntnti vvlio dccclxos hlin cl ( with HIP tliotiplit that crip I * nothing but a swore cold fliid rrtjih hlm'-olf with tbo iH'lit-r thttt old-fashioned lionu- remedies will brlni ; him .hrotich nil rl ht Is poltip it blindfold. lRirli ( iie' Is n dlst-n ' quite as tvutaplou * and e < iunlly n < * sniilnUun ornia11iK ! > x. lht > crip penu * nro prouiptly by thp jiroper tfenttneiit < hry tht' system tilled with poison- on * products which eotrttiue to destroy thi nerve forces nnd wii lc the vltnll-y I and sti-eiii th tintll smim rlironk * tils ord'T ' ehtlins the unhappy victim for an eaily t'ravt > . Hr. Miles' Xcrvlno N the only safe nnd sure teller for ilu innny fouii * f iu < r\ou. dlsordeisvhlch ( tie the u ult of crip pnlsonltic. It eiiable Uie dlfiestl\o organs io do their vrk coin pletely uud offeettinlly , pfovldliifr rich , red. hlchly vltnllzed blood , which build' ? up tlievasiod in-rvi' tlsstu-n autl drives out the poisonous ptnducU of the > ten Ibli * lit lo disease perms. "The prlp was f.illuued by nervous jirostratlon which eon developed In o sciatic rheumntlsm , nnd 1 lay on my back all winter. Two of our best phj slclans were unnble to do nuythltii ; u > lelicvc my Mifferlnc. The jialiiH were so severe nt times that I wus uutible to turn over lu bed and my lotic sufler luc ueaily dtove mo mad. After irjltic several "cutes" 1 commenced tJiUltii : l > r. Miles' Nervine , and 1 cot relief trom the ilrst bottle. Six bottles leMorcd mete to better health than 1 had enjoyed be fore lu years. " rilKH MYr.HS. Iledlleld. S. D. A 'trial ' package of Dr. Miles' favor ! e treatment for the crip , conslMlnc of Dr. Miles' Nervine , Ur. Miles' Anti-l'alu 1'ills and Dr. Miles * None and Liver rills , will be sent absolutely free oC east to any person .sending name nnd address on a postal card , reqnestlnc the sample and momioulnc the name of this paper. Address , Dr. Miles' Medical Co. . nikliar" , Ind. McMUNWS * ELEXIR OF OPIUM Is a preparation of tnc Drug by which its injurious effects are removafi , while the val uable medicinal properties are retained. It possesses all the sedative , anodyne and antispasmodic - spasmodic powers ot Opium , but produces no sickncKc of ths stomach , no vomiting , no costheness , no ncadache In ncuto nervous disorders it is an invaluable remedy , and ' * recommended bj the best physicians. E.FERRETT. Agent- 3T Tenrl St. . JVevi Aork. . . . KAJfUFACTTTRED BT CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. OrXUTE Tim 3V irlu&oua Druo. t far -ind lu Kr l ind r | .t bin ? rthboa nootbBifitfiiit da igtrvvt ntltlit and ( mttcdrnJ Al Ilrnlitl , * r and Women Were Intended to lie Stronjr. Ilenlthr and 1 li-oronN iirc < trlclt > supi > litt 1 > > r. Ileiinetl'N Kleclrle IleH IH llic GreiiteNt Itoou Kiiovtii for WfiiK l'ffiili Inilnrxcil li , , I'lijxl- oiiuiM nnd Itccomiiiendi-d li > 1 < ) , OOI ( Cureil I'ntit-nlx. Electricity is the one great remedy for the ills of men and women that maj be relied upon it cannot fall failure is Ira- prssiblc All weaknesses nnd Loss of Vital jForco comes from a lack of Elec tricity In the system. To be well this Vital nnd Nerve Force must be supplied that is what my Electric licit Is for to supply thin absent Force and Vigor. Electricity as ap plied through the medium of my Belt is the only remedy that will do for you what Is claimed for it It goes directly to the treat of the weakness. Try it and you will not be disappointed It will fur exceed your fondest hopes It will cure you quiiklv pleasantly and permanently It will sue you satisfaction from the beginning. It en larges und hardens all the muscle * of the body It cures nervous piostratlon and loss of brain power. Dr , Bennett's ' Electric Belt IB no experiment Weaknesses of men and women vonltb before Its "potent " flame It will make men and women of all ages fetrong and vigorous. It has .soft , silken chamolb-c over ed c p o nge electrodes that cannot burn und blister as do the bare metal dee- trodeH used on all other makes of Helta My e 1 e t trc/dfs ulone rest mare to manufac ture than the en tire belt of the old. Htylc make * There are poor counter feits of my elec trodes out. Do not be misled , lake a counterfeit bank note to the bank nnd the teller will ittanip It "no good" The public will btamp counterfeits of meritorious articled ' no good ' The prices of my Electric Bolts are only about half what is asked for the old-style kin' ) thut burn , and I am sure they are within the financial reach of all the atlllct- I guarantee my Holt to cure Sexual Impotency - tency , Lost Manhood , Varlcoce-le , 3puima tnrrhoea and all Sexual Weaknesses in either sex , rcbtore bhrunken or Undeveloped Orparib and Vitality , cure Kidney , Liver and Itladder Troubles , IlhcumatUm In any form Chronic ConKtipation , Kervous and General Debility , Dyspepsia , nil Female Complamui , etc Call or write today I will Bond jou ray Bool. About Electricity , symptom Men lib und tohtlmonlulfa free for the ahkltiK My Electrical Sufcpinttory for the cure of the va rious weaknesses of men is free to tvery , male purchaser of one of my b lu Sold i only by Dr. Bennett ItixnimO mill -1 Oouulii" lllonL. , Onuitm , llr. , Kltli nnd Dudcr Str ( . Ojrn from SiilO . in. tu O | i m Hin - | line * , 7 p. in , to hiltll jl , ui. I 1O a. ui. tu 5 i ) . in.