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SOT HAS JIAXY SIDE ISSUES IctereiUng Features Brought Out in Connection with Driccoll Olaim , ATTORNEYS BECOME RATHER PERSONAL flint Ili-forc ( lie .I . \KlllllNl Nil" til OlllUtlllVllN llOII- llTL'll till . \MHtKIIIIIUIlt VI'UH Mnile. 11 vas "diamond cut diamond" In Judge DIcklnson'H court between the contending nttoinoys In the mandamus suit of John Khiintihan against the city of SoiitU Omaha. About three jearj , ago n claim of the late Katherlno Drlsioll of NVola , In. , against the city for personal Injuries was compromised nnd a Judgment allowed for J2.COO by stip ulation. Slmnnhan Is the son-in-law of the deceased and wan appointed administrator of the estate. The city IB resisting the judgment an the gionnd of fraud nnd col lusion and Shanahan fcodts to Imvo the city innmiarmikPil to levy a. tnS to pay the Judg ment. Meanwhile Henry Owens , ns n tax payer , lins Intervened with nn Injunction suit to prevent the city from paying nnd Slmnnhan from collecting the Judgment. Doth matters nro being heard by Judge Dickinson conjointly nnd tlio mllio duy vas consumed nnd still no end ronrVoil. The attorneys handled cnch olhe > In n rather Intel cetlng manner. Holli T. J. MaLoney - Lonoy , who represents Shnnahan. nnd City Attorney Montgomery of South Oinahu liad to take the stand , alternately cutting \wn another with merciless questions. w "Were jou cmplojed as attorney for th < ? city of South Omaha ? " Mahoney asked Montgomery. "Yes , nnd I was paid (2J ( , " was the quick reply. "Did you earn the money ? " Mnhoncy re torted. "I don't tlilnk I did , " snapped Montgom ery. "I took the sum that was proffered tome mo nnd naked no questions. " This is but a sample ot the numerous bouts In which the attorneys Indulged. Clnlin IN ANMlKiicil. From the ovldonto given it appeared that before the Judgment was agreed to Sirs , Drlscoll vvaa Induced to nsalgn her claim to Thomas Hector , then city treasurer , for 4400. Hector nnd Attorney Sutton \\ont to Noola for the purpose of making some such arrnngcment with the woman. A stlp- ulatlon was then entered Into between the nttornoyi for Mrs. Drlscoll and the city , re spectively , whereby a Judgment for $2,500 was obtained ns a compromise , half to go to the claimant for her assignee nnd the other half to Mrs Mary ( ! . Madden , n sister oi M'.1 Hoctor. Mrs. Madden Is made a co- dofcndnnt with the city In the Shnnahan suit , with Mr , Hector Intervening. A suit was eventually brought by Mr Mahoney , ns counsel for Timothy Drlscoll , the widower , to have this assignment of Mrs. Drlscoll'a claim sot nsldo on ttio ground that it hail been obtained In n questionable manner. It Is Hils very snmo arrangement with Mrs. Drlscoll by which the claim was as signed to Hector and the consequent Judg ment procured by stipulation that City At torney Montgomery sets forth ns reasons why n peremptory writ should not bo Issued , nnd Owens In his injunction suit also alleges fraud In the manner the judgment was ob tained. The peculiar circumstances have contributed to very much complicate the contnnersy , but the only point upon which ttio court Is to pass Is whether there ac- tualfy was fraud. If Judge Dickinson should so hold the mandamus would be denied nnd Owens would get his Injunction. Among other things brouglit tint by Mr. Montgomery was that the word "February" had been erased In the original Drlscoll pe tition and "January" Inserted , eo that the time would come within the necessary ninety dnjs for the filing of the claim. The clt > council of South Omaha was In some way persuaded to consent to Uie $2,500 Judg- mcn : , but there has never boon any ap propriation made for the purpose of pay- Ins , it nor any levy mndo to cover the out lay Involved. Owens sijs ho Is determined to do all ho can to keep the city from mnk- Inf , iiny levy to satisfy the Judgment. His Injunction suit was resorted to for fear that the compromise by which the judg ment was entered might bo Bet up as nn estoppel to the city's reslstence. roii.vcc'o SHJN IOUIIT A AI > . Ail Old CoiiriM ITMJ llroiiKlit l' | > for n Inrj ( o ht'tdt * . The old controversy between the U. J Gunning company nnd Charles Shlvcrick & Co. over a tobicco sign , or rather the nb- oouce of the sign , on n party wall at 120C Douglas street has como up before Judge Slabnugh on the Gunning company's appeal from the action of the county court. The Gunning company sued for Jl.OOO Some question ns to the real ownership of the wall came up and this phnso was settled In the supreme court by n decision to the effect that Samuel R. Rogers was the owner. The Gunning company claimed to Iijwo n ' eontrnct with Rogers to use the walf'as n Blgn nrua for a monthly rental. The county court decided against the plaintiff because It could not bo shown that It was In actual possession of the wall IXB tenant at the time the trespass , upon which the f 1,000 claim was based , was committed , nnd In this shape the suit Is now on trial In the district court The alleged trcsparfl was the obliteration of the sign , which was the familiar ono of n bull advertising n tobacco company. Shlv- erlck & Co. considered It of n questionable character nnd hurtful to the bunlncss of the firm , nml the sign was painted out nnd the advertisement of the defendant painted on the wall In its stead. A jury was sworn late yesterday afternoon and testimony hns begun. ltlf ( > \ iit : 0 > I.MU'3IMTY Outcome of n Suit thn ( OrlKlmitcil .11 niij1 our * AH , After having been drawn out at some length the suit on John S. Caulfleld ngalnst the Omnhn Carpet company to recover on nn Indcmnlfjlng bond resulted In Judge Slabnugh Instructing the Jury to return n verdict for Cnulflcld for the nmound sued. Cniilfield wns one of ex-Sheriff C'obiirn's bondsmen. An attachment suit brought by the Omahn Carpet company ngalnst the New York Storage and Loan company some years ngo cnusfd n levy by the sheriff upon homo chattels upon which John C Watson had a mortgage. Watson sued the sheriff on ac count of the carpet company's nttnchment of the mortgaged chattels and after the mat ter wna before the supreme court twice Wnt- son obtnlncd n Judgment against the sheriff nnd his bondsmen. Altogether Coburn nnd his bomlsnCen had to pay about $ 'i,400. The Caulfleld suit nrose out of this and under the circumstances the court so con- Bldcrcd the only thing to bo done was to In struct the Jury in his favor. The nmount of the vcidlrt was $1,085. Other nulls of llko rhnrnctur by the other bondsmen are pending. . .ns'iii , niiup TIM : MATTHH. Counlj' Attorney .Not Inclined to I'roft- < * < < iito Amly Hunt. County Attorney Shields was nskcd if any further nctlon would be taken In the mat ter of the Pacific Kxpress company's short- ngo ; If any attempt would now be made to pioBcciito Andy Hunt. Ho said nothing would bo done with Hunt ; that ho would stand by the arrangement entered Into be tween his predecessor , Mr. Dnldrlge , nnd Hunt , by which Hunt was granted immunity from prosecution. In Mr. Shields' opinion the county nttor- ney hns the power In such cases to guarantee immunity to ono witness for the purpose of securing testimony ngnlnst other persons ac cused ns Sudborough and Hechcl were. "To attempt to prosecute Hunt now , " he said , ' 'would bo very dishonorable. It would bo taking nn unfair advantage of him , because - cause the only real testimony ngalnst him would bo his own admissions mndo under promise ot Immunity , nnd the court would , In nil piobablllty , dismiss the case upon the mere motion ot the defense for this very reason. " liiHiiruiici. L'OIII | > IIII | > N Are to Settle. Since Joseph Goldsmith obtained u verdict In the district court ngnlnst the Rockford Insurance company of Rockford , 111. , the other Insurance companies nro ceasing to re sist his suits. In all he Instituted nctlons for a total of $11,000. The other companies nro the Insurance company of Pennsylvania , the Royal Exchange Assurance of London , the Concordla , nnd the Security companies. The suit against the Insurance company of Pennsylvania was dismissed yesterday nt the costs of the defendant on the understanding that the loss is to be adjusted. Goldsmith's actions grew out of the effort of the com panies to show that the tire ot the National Clothing company In May last was of In- ccndlnry origin. MiirNlmllN I'lnceil on Trlnl. The trial ot Joseph Marshalls' n cook , for the attempted criminal assault upon Bttn Illgglns , a girl of tfnder age. has begun before Judge naker and n Jury was secured by noon , after considerable trouble. Marshalls is also charged with a "worse " of fense by Mnggla Haas , who says she Is 14 jcars of age. The Hlgglns girl Is n jear joungcr. The father ot Maggie Haas Is behind the prosecution. Mnrshnlls Is n married man He Is said to have com mitted the crimes charged at the Goose , otherwise known as the Knox hotel , In November lust. The defense will be that the complaining witnesses have been of doubtful character. Minor MnttcrN 111 Court. Howard R. Bowman has obtained n dl- vorco from Isabella Bowman on the ground of abandonment. Ills wife left him some jears'iigo. A railroad man , C. C. Schlnlngor , has been nnested nnd bent to Marshnlltown , In , on n letter from Sheriff McPherson to Sheriff McDonald stating that Schlninger is under indictment there for hog stealing. Deputy Sheriff Grebe found Schlnlngor on Ninth street , between Hartley nnd Howard streets. Joseph Langc , 2704 South Twelfth street , n brother-in-law , was appointed ndminlstra- i tor yesterday of the estnto of John Gablor. i who died February 12 from Injuries sus i tained In n fatrect car accident , leaving n widow and five minor children. A suit ngnlnst the street rnllwny company Is con templated , to be brought in the nniro tit the administrator. County Judge Baxter hns been for some time engaged In the trial of n $1,000 damage ' BUlt brought by James K Tndlock against Annie M Kennedy , his landlady , because , I through Constable Fred W. McGlnnls , ho nnd his family weio evicted from some rooms on the northwest corner of Tenth I i and Jones streets. After nil the evldenccj for Tndlock was In the attorneys for Mis. I Kennedy moved for : i dismissal , on the i ground that It had not been shown that f McGtnnls had acted as the woman's agent. The judge sustained tbls motion and dis missed the cnso accordingly. CALTHOS Prof. Laborde's Marvelous French Cure for Lost Manhood. FIVE DAYS' TRIAL TREATMENT Sent Absolutely Free by Sealed Mail To All Sufferers. NO C. 0. D , OR DEPOSIT SCHEME. The only preparation known to science which really cures Lost Manhood is "CALTHOS. " the marvelous I'rcnch remedy discovered by 1'rof Jules I.abordr. It t * controlled in this country by The Von Mohl Company , ol Cincinnati , Ohio , a concern which occupies a high and honorable place in the world of medicine. Ills one of the largest and most responsible houses in Cincinnati , ai anyone who Is acquainted in that city will testify. The Von Molil Company invites all men suffering from Lost Manhood , Spermatorrhoea , Varicocele , Small Tarts or Weakness of any nature in the Nerves or Sexual Organs , to send their names and receive a five days' treat- incut. This will prove the wonderful vitalizing- powers of CALTHOS. " After using it five days the sufferers vrlll find new vigor in their organs , new force in their muscles , new blood in their veins , new ambition , and rapid progress toward the buoyant feelings and sensa tions of younger days. This liberal free offer Is genuine. There is no swlnd * llngC.O , D , or Deposit Scheme connected with it The five days' treatment is sent by sealed mall to all on request , wrapped In a plain package , aud full printed Instructions accompany the medicine , so that each patient becomes Ills owu doctor and cures himself at home. It doesn't make any difference what caused the weak * ness whether bad habits lu jouth , or excess , or over * work , or business troubles. "CALTHOS" will effect a cure , no matter what big name the disease maybe called by doctors. The Von Mohl Company treats all correspondence in perfect coufulence. Under no conditions will it tuaLe public the names of the thousands who have written tes timonials telling of their restoration to robust manhood after other medicines aud appliances have proved worth less "CALTHOS" Is regularly used in the I'rcnch and German armies , and the soldiers In those countries have come 10 be perfect models of strength and vitality. Cures ore effected ut all ages from twenty to eighty years. There Is 110 case ( except where the stage of epilepsy or insanity has been reached ) which it will not radically , quickly and permanently cure. Sexual weakness docs not cure itself. It grows worse from week to week. Each day aggravates the mental cud phjslcal anguish , Send today for the free five dajs' trial treatment. Iflt helps > ou , more of the medicine can be purchased. If it does not nelp , nn hnrra isdone and no money has been paid out You can send your mme in the full Vuovf ledge that it will be Vcpt from nil. The " CALTHOS " department of "ur business Is strictly coufiJentUl , Address applications for trial treatment , etc , to ' 1HE VON MOHL COMPANY. 277 B. Cincinnati , 0. DECREE TO BE CONTESTED Wellington Not Satisfied to Allow His Wife to Have a Divoroj , DENIES CHARGES ALLEGED IN THE BILL Anullior Clmtitor In n Cnnnillnit MliiH .Mart-lime IN to III * ( ilim I'uli- llelty Tliroiittli ( lie -Nc- Court * . A divorce suit , very quietly prosecuted , resulted recently In dissolving the matrimonial menial bonds between Helena Olbbs Well ington nnd William Edgar Wellington , To ronto parties. The decree was granted by Judge Knwcett. Wellington Is n nurseryman of some prominence in the province of Ontario. I Hi wife charged him with infidelity with un known parties nt the Yntes hotel , Svracuse. N. Y , and the Klttatlnny hotel , Delaware Water Oap , September , 1893. She alleged to have lived here long enough to be n resident of the county , the necessary time to en title her to an action In the courts here. They were married in Toronto , Juno 11 , 1SS8. 1SS8.Local Local attorneys representing Wellington vigorously opposed the granting of the de cree. Tlio suit was heard In the private room ot Judge Taw celt and the decree was made the very day the answer of the hus band's attorneys was filed , In this nnswor the husband denied that Mrs. Wellington had been hero lone cnout'h to entitle her to n divorce In the Nebraska courts. It U said Wellington will Insist that his wife was not lawfully divorced nnd will go Into the Canadian courts to compel her to resume her marital relations If she ever puts foot upon Canadian Boll. Ho denied In tote nil her allegations of Infidelity. In the quiet Ontario capital social gossips have Indulged In n great deal of scandal about the affair. DR. SWARD GOES TO SWEDEN Uiniiliii DM Inr , llcnil of Lutlicrnn Iliuly In Aincrlcii , Acc'i'i'l" lii\IIu- ( lon of 1C 1 up : Qxrnr , IIOCKFORD , III. , March 14 The proceed ings of the Swedish Lutheran church of the Illinois district of the Augustlna synod , In session in this city , had a touch of sad ness today. Dr. J. S. Sward of Omaha , head of the Lutheran body In America , and ono of the leaders of the denomination , said farewell - well to the synod and to America. Dr. Sward has been called by the special request of King Oscar to the state church at Stockholm helm , where he will become the first Luth eran minister of the realm. Dr. Sward is known to nearly every Swedish Lutheran In this country and by his writings. In the scrlne of 1896 the annual meeting of the Augustana synod of the Swedish Lutheran church was held In Omaha , and at that meeting a congratulatory address was prepared to the king and quccu of Sweden upon the approaching completion of the twenty-fifth year of King Oscar's reign. Dr. Sward was president ot the synod hnd he was delegated to go to Stockholm to present the address in person. This anniversary was celebrated In Stockholm by nn exposition nnd many natives ot that country now residents of the United States returned to take part In the joyous occasion. That was In 1837 , and during this period Dr. Swnrd , as repre sentative of Augustana synod , met King Os car , and from that visit this call is believed to have resulted. The Lutheran Is the state church in Sweden and it Is supported from the income from lands set aside for this purpose years ago , relieving the members ot the congrega tion of the burden of contributing" this end. For certain of the parishes the king has the right to designate any ono he chooses for pastor , but ordinarily ho consults with the congregation before making his selection. Dr. Sward's appointment comes through the uno ot this power , and Is taken by members ot the church in this city to be a means of recognizing the Augustnna &ynod for Its con sideration during the anniversary celebra tion. It is not understood by the members of Dr. Sward's church here that he goes to Stock holm. He becomes a minister in the state church of Sweden , but the location of his congregation will not bo made until he ar rives at the capital. One ot the first steps ho will bo required to take upon his return will be to renounce his American citizen ship , for a minister of the state church must be n citizen of Sweden. Ho must also be a man of tried experience In the work of the church and of superior educational qualifica tions. Dr. Sward began his service In the min istry ot the Lutheran church ns n mission ary at Stockholm. Later ho was trans ferred to Now York about 1873 , where ho continued his mission work nnd tolled 'among the sailors. Afterward ho severed his connection with the church organization In Sweden and attached himself to August- ana synod , which Is the national orgnnlza- tlon In this country , Five years ago ho came to this city from St. Paul , where ho has since served ns pastor ot Emanuel Swed- ltd Lutheran church nt Nineteenth nnd Cass streets Dr. Sward expects to leave this city in July on his return trip to his native land nnd will bo accompanied by his family. Pre vious to his departure , which.Is yet some time In the future , the members of his con gregation , who have grown to revere their minister , will pay some farewell tribute to him ns a token of their high regard , and ap preciation of the honor which has been con ferred upon him. PRIZES FOR TWO OMAHA BOYS VamliTvoorl mill Cmviii Arc Cnni- llllNNlllllI'll In < ll ' Ill-Kll- lar Arinj- . Samuel Miller Vnndervoort , appointed second end lieutenant In the regular army , la the youngest aon of Pnul Vanilervoort of this city nnd Is still In hU tnenty-ilrat year , Ho Una lived In Omahn with Ills parents and Inst summer he enlisted nnd went to Porto Rico with the volunteer signal corps. Ho vvns mustered out with the other toldlers of the Second Nebraska and bas since been nt home. Ho has not received tlio official notice of Ills appointment to the lieutenancy nnd no Intimation lias been given as to when ho will be ordered to report for duty. \Vllllniu U. Cow In , appointed sciond lieu tenant , is well known among the younger society people of Omaha and an he lias been slated for the appointment from the first Ills selection occasions no surprise. Ills father , General J. C. Covvln. Is nn Intimate friend of President McKlnley , ana It was largely through his Influence that Lieuten ant Covvln received his original commission In the volunteer service. Before the discover ; of one Mmuto Cough Cure , ministers were greatly disturbed by coughing congregations , No cicuso for It now Ilrov > nrlKtf .Muni Anmer. Deputy Marshal Tracey of Iowa brought In Charles Drownilgg , who Is charged with . selling liquor to the Indians on the Omnlm reservation , nrownrlgg thought that Undo Sam had forgotten all about bis offense which Is alleged to have been committed July 12 , ISyC Thii warrant for his uirest wns Issued when Judge Mcllugu was on the bench of the United States court In tUla district and Urovsnrleg lias long ngo con- ' bolod bin self with the idea that Ills case lias been inadvertently passed over Hut , justice was vigilant , If alow , and after bej j Ing unmolested for nearly three years Hrownrlgg will have to face n United States judge. MASONS CONERDEGREES I'lRlitliiiiiitnt llciiiilnii of I InSrot - tUh Ullc IN Ilelnit Hold. The eighth nnnunl reunion of the Scottish Ulle Masons of Nebraska began tit Masonic hall yesterday with ovcry prospect of a most successful session. The attendance was limited to about 100. but this will bo largely Increased , ns the minor degrees are con ferred first nnd the candidates for thcso are comparatively less numerous. Mount Morlnh Lodge of Perfection lias charge of the degree work nnd there were twenty-two candidates In line for tlio dcgices. from the fourth to the rourtcentli which were conferred yesterday. Last evenIng - Ing the fourteenth degree , or that of grand perfect-elect nnd sublime Mason , was ad ministered nnd the work -\vns \ accompanied by a number ot vocal selections by n special choir. The Masonic fraternity hnd n busy tlmo nt their temple last night In connection with the Scottish Hlto when over forty ' candidates presented themselves for tlio purpose of receiving the fourteenth degree. The music wns ot n special nnturo and vvns In the hands ot Thomas J Kelly who acted ns organist. The Mndtlgal quartet composed of Mrs. Kelly , Miss Krnnces Iloeder , Mr. McCreary nnd Mr. Moore sang tlio "leus Mlsereatur" and the "llenedlctus" In their usual good style , nnd Mr. McCreary Mrs. Kelly nnd Miss Uoeiler sang with nrtls- tlo finish n trio entitled "Lord. Thy Glory Fills the Heavens , " arranged from Weber by Otto Lob. GUESTS OF NORTH SIDE CLUB City OlllcliilH IiivldMl to Attend mill MiiUo Homo 12x- pliiuntloiiH. The members of the city council , particu larly Councilman Stuht , and City Engineer Hosowater are to bo the special guests at n meeting of the North Side Improvement club , to be held at Thirty-second street nnd Ames nvenue , next Monday night. The in vitations were extended nt n meeting of the club ( Monday night. Councilman Karr was the only city official present nnd ho was called upon to tell how ho was unable to secure a number of Improvements the northsiders want because the other mem bers of the council would not let him have them. This resulted in the issuance of the invitation. One of the things that the club Is particu larly advocating Is an extension of the North Omaha sewer. This sewer extends at pres ent to Thirty-first and Bristol streets nnd the club wnnts It continued farther down town. For lack of this extension n number of floods causing considerable damage to property has resulted because the water could not be carried off. The work that the northsiders wish will consume about two- thirds of the proceeds of the $30,000 sewer bonds voted at the election last fall. The club members are also dissatisfied with the wnter supply in the north end of the city and nro anxious to have a dozen water hydrants placed In various parts of the territory. These hydrants have not been put hi because of lack of money. The club members also wish a fire alarm box located in Central park and another at the old Fort Omaha. These improvements have also not been mailo because there la no money for the purpose. NEWS FOR THE ARMY MEN Colonel OnrlliiKnit .Arriic * nna MiikCN n Trip in South Omnlui , Colonel R. A. Garllngton ot the Inspector genornl'3 department at Washington , Is in the city. The colonel , as nn officer of the Seventh cavalry , was wounded nt the battle of Wounded Knee several years ago. He went to South Omaha yesterday tolslt the packing houses. No one at headquarters knows the purpose of the colonel's visit nt this time In advance of the arrival of the beef Investigating board , Among the regular army officers who lose their volunteer commissions by the general order discharging them from the latter serv ice Is Captain Groto Hutcheson , who has been acting assistant adjutant general of the Department of the Missouri since last fall. Through this discharge he resumes his rank as first lieutenant of the Ninth cavalry. Ho may tie continued In his present staff position for n time , but It is possible that ho will soon bo relieved by another officer. Company D , Seventh Infantry , which Is to garrison Fort Crook after the departure of the Sixteenth Infantry for the Philippines , will arrive In Omaha this morning from Fort Snelllng. Captain Baxter , acting chief quartermaster of this department , expects the beef in vestigating board to reach this city the latter pait of the week Ho says the con tinual cropping out of new lines ot Investi gation disarranges the Itinerary of the board. lie Only It < - | -ulN AVIint Hun llocn SiiliI Around ( lit * ( > lolie. It has been demonstrated repeatedly in every state in the union nnd In many for eign countries that Chnmbci Iain's Cough1 Remedy Is n certain preventive nnd cure for croup , It has become the universal remedy for that disease. M. V. Fisher of Liberty , W. Vn. , only repeats what has been said around the glebe when ho writes : "I have used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy in my family for several years nnd nlways with perfect success. Wo bollrvo that It Is not only the best cough remedy , but that It Is n sure euro for croup. It has saved the lives of our children a number of times. " This remedy is for snlo by all druggists. Snoiv to Follou tinllnlii. . Rain nnd snow and unsettled conditions prevail over nil that part ot the United I States that Is covered by the loports ro- celved by the Omaha weather buienu , A well defined and aggressive storm center la central ovur wastein Kansas nnd eastern Colorado and this is accompanied h/ ex tremely high winds through tlo Bouthwt > ft Theio Is snow nil over the west and "now and rain In the central valleys This will bo followed by n rapidly rising barometer , which will bring In n decided cold wave from the northwest. The conditions Indi cate that the rnln In this section will tuin Into snow nnd he succeeded today btf decidedly colder weather. J. Sheer , Sednlla , Mo. , conductor on elec tric street car line , writes that his llltlo daughter was very low with croup , and her life saved after all physicians had failed , only by using One Minute Cough Cure , : WAR OF MERCY COMES HIGH Appropriations of the Last Congress Surpass Civil Wnr Period , PLANS FOR THE THREE NEW BATTLESHIPS a I.ovr I'rloc OITrrcil for \rniiir Will ! > < - In.v Tliclr ComtriK'tlon , lint the Kirctlnii i > f Six rrulnrrn Will lit ; HCKUII nt Once. 3 WASHINGTON , March II. ( Special. ) Tlio total appropriations of the congress just onilcil nggiegnto $ l,5G6b90,01C. This ex- , pcncUturc Is the most enormous In the his tory of the United States. 1'vcn during the civil war , when the government hnil n great navy and o\er 1,000,000 men under arms , the cxpct.sovs were nothing llko this figure. Chairman Cnnnou of the house commltteo on appropriations hns attempted to show 0 the reasons for this enormous outlay , and 11 succeeds In a largo measure , but the fact remains that the \\nr fjr humanity' * snko has hceii the most expensive over carried . on In the \\orld. It Is surprising when one considers the qurfitlon of appropriations and . i turns hack the pages of past congresses , to find lion steadily the appropriations have T grown. The following table shows how the 1 expenditures of the government have Increased - , | creased since1SS1. . Forty-seventh congress , 1SSI-S3 . J - Forty-eighth congress , 1SSJ-S5. . f Forty-ninth rotmto * * , 1W5-S7. . . IT Fiftieth conRroM , 1S87-S9 , Klfty-tlist congress. 1&9-91. . . . l,0.i5GM > , UO Flfty-pL-coml congress , 1MU-93 , . . Fifty-third 1'onnreis. 1S9J-95 9S9.2.U21W Kitty-fourth congress , ls > 5-97 1.0UW.019 Klftj-llfth const ess. 1S37-99 1.B66.W0010 Plani for the three big battleships nu- thorlzcil by the novnl appropriation bill just passed are being worked out. The battle ships will bo 1,000 tons larger thnn the Malno and Missouri cl.i&s , having a dis placement ot 13,500 tons nnd making thorn by far the largest ships In the American navy , nnd equalling In dimensions the best types of battleship * now being constructed nhroad under the new practice. The speed of the ships will bo eighteen knots , nn ndvanco of two knots over the Oregon class nnd just equal to that of the .Maine. Tor protection the fighters will Imvo one belt of nrmor seven and one-half feet lirond nnd twelve Inches thick , running clear nround the \vntor line three nnd one-half feet above and four feet below. It will bo Im possible to begin work on the ships this summer , as nnnor cannot bo procured for $300 per ton , the amount fixed by congress , The six cruisers of the unarmored class provided for will bo built nt once , the pur- poco ot the Navy department being to place contracts for these ships at the earliest possible moment. They will bo sheathed with wood over the steel hull nnd fully coppered , en.ibllng them to keep the PC.IS oven In tropical waters for ninny months without being under the necessity of seek ing n dry deck. The battery will be made up of six 5-Inch guns for each 6hlp. The distinguished foreigners , especially the nngllsh , who were guests at the \Vhito I houBo dinners during the last season were probably kept busy mentally comparing the difference between the flower-bedecked table I of which President and Mrs. 'McKlnley ' were host and hostess and that presided over by her majesty , Queen Victoria. The White ! t House china Isvery neat nnd pretty , and no doubt expensive , but it la only china , I and the queen's service Is solid gold. It Is said that King George IV ordered over 1,000 i pieces , rach embossed and engraved In at- 1 tlstio designs , the cost of which , In pound * , i shillings and police probably nobody ever | knew , except the king's minister of finance. When this gold service was brought out at Windsor the other day in honor of Ambassa dor Choato It must have struck him as be ing exceptionally grand. Uut whllo the china of the White House may not compare with the gold service of the queen of Eng land , the llowor ornamented table cannot bo excelled anywhere , for Its \ well known that the White House has some of the finest flowers In the world. Since the talk hns been going around that Secretary Alger is about to leave the cabi net a number of eastern newspapers have been urging Mr. iMelklejohn as n worthy successor. It Is a well known fact that Mr. Melklejohn has conducted his depart ment with exceptional ability. His depart ment has been free from the scandals at taching to the War department as a whole nnd he onjojs very confidential relations , not only with the president , but with the heads of the several bureaus. OTirS TilII' TO THfi HAGUE. Appointment UN DolcKnto to I'e-nuo CoiiKrcMN IN So ! < ( ! . WASHINGTON , March II. In consulting Sir Julian I'auncefoto , the British ambassador - sador , to whether ns nn appointment as ono of the lirltlsh delegates to the czar's disarmament congress would bo agreeable to him , the purpose was made known to i have the delegates accompanied by army j I and naval attaches nnd by a utalf commen , surate with the importance of the mlFslon , I | Thcsa officials doubtless will stand In the position of exports able to show the extent ] and coat of the great standing armies nnd j navies of the world. I I ! ' Sir Julian's appointment ns ono of the delegates is practically settled , although the official notification has not yet been given. I 1 ' CuitKrvMK nt I.IIIIK : I3\ioriN. | | WASHINGTON , March 11. The German ambassador has informed the Department of State that the German central commltteo for the erection of hospitals for persons with diseased lungs lias resolved to convoke n congreEs for the prevention nnd cure of . | tuberculosis as an endemic. The congress will convene nt Berlin on the 24th day of . . ltl3 Kind You Hate Always Bought Bean the .4 a Kind You Have Always BongM Signature of Boars the 4 a Kird Yo'j ' lla 8 Always Bought Signature of New Pianos Wo Imvo the Gold Medal Klinlwll Piano , ttio Knabo piano , tlio Kraulch A : Hucli piano , the Hnllet & Davis piano , the IIospo piano , tin * Howard piano and ' " 'S ! i" \ twenty other innkoH which we sell from ? 50 to $100 cheaper than you can i Iniy a llko artk'lo tar eUuwliprc ni tonns nt which you will bo pluiihPil-- our liiHtnunents are doubly guaranteed 1 ' 3ss83& & and wo will convince you that the & Quality and flnMi Is the best. A. HOSPE , We celebrate our lifitli bunlueii nnl- veriary Dot. SHrcl , 1800. Music and Art. 1513 Douglas. WHAT DOES IT MEAN ? It means it is the purest mado. Soaps , strong with alkali , will eat And burn the clothes , and leave them frayed , But Ivory Soap is clean and sweet. It washes out the stain and dirt , And leaves the fabric all unhurt. COPYHIOMT IBBO BY THC PflOOttll k QlMBlt CO CINCINNATI May , ISflD , nnd continue Its sessions to In clude the 2th of that month. It Is to he under the patronage of her majesty , the empress , the chancellor of the empire to be honorary piesldont. The sessions of the con gress will probably be held In the building occupied by the Kelchstag. The papers to bo rend nnd icmnrks to bo made arc , accord ing to the decision of the commltteo on or ganization , to embrace five subjects first , propagation ; second , aetiology , third , prophylaxis , fouith , thciapcutlcs , fifth , management of hospitals. The discussion of those subjects will bo in the German language- , although by permission ot the president It may be held by way ot excep tion In other languages. IIUUV 01' Til 13 MMM&II AIMIIll.VU lU-iualiiN Kniniil in ( he Clinlr WON ! oC .SniitliiH" TliuNi * of n Scniniiii. WASHINUTON , March ll. The secretary of the navy this afternoon received the fol lowing telegram. PORTLAND , Ore. , March 11. Remains found In chair about four miles west of Santiago as reported In today's papers not those of Vlllamel but oi Spanish seaman. Report follows by mail. ( Signed. ) PROCTOR , Assistant Engineer. The ofilcer from w bom the above message was received was an engineer on board the Gloucester , which destroyed the Ill-fated 1'luton , on bourd of which Admiral Vlllamel started from Santiago. Ho was In charge ot the lauding party which went to the suc cor of the Spanish sailors who managed to leach the shore from the sinking vessel and were being fired upon by the Cubans. Whllo bringing this particular seaman down to the shore to take him aboard the Gloucester the seaman died nnd his remains wore allowed to alt In the chair in which the body had been conveyed. Department officials bellevo that Vlllamcl's body lies nt the bottom o ! the sea. HSTAIlMbll IlKriiriTIHO ST.ATIO.NSj. < > lH > or < illllty for All Who AVIsli lo ( So ( ( InWur. . WASHINGTON , March 14. The following additional recrult'ng ' stations have been es tablished for the purpose of enlisting men to 1111 the regular army up to the maximum of Gfi.OOO allowed by the now army laws- Allegheny , Pa. , Charleston , S. C. ; Chicago cage ; Dayton , O. , Fort Wayne , Ind. ; Knoxville - ville , Tenn. ; Memphis , Tenn. ; Norfolk , Va ; Savannah , Ga. , Seattle , Wash. ; St. Paul , iMlnn ; Minneapolis , Minn ; Sterling , 111 ; Wheeling , W. Va. In addition to these stations the War de- pnitment will hi\o officers at every place where \olunteers nro mustered out to en list euch men as wish to remain in the army. General McKlbbln , ono of the officers who was ordered mustered out yesterday , w-aa nt the War department today , and discuss ing the subject of enlistment of volunteers , said many were willing to enlist , but all DRINK GRAIN-0 nftor you have concluded that you ought not to drink coffee. It Is not a medicine but doctors order It , becaus ; It ls > healthful. In vigorating and npnctlzlng. It Is made from pure grama nnd has that rich seal brown color and tastes like thn finest grades of coffee and costs about U ns much. Children like It and thrive on It because It Is a E n- ulno food drink containing nothlnc but nourishment. Ask your grocer for Graln-O , the new food drink , lie and ? 5c. first desired to go home with their regi ments and see their families nnd friends. General Corbln said there would bo no dllll- culty on that point , as men could bo en listed nt their muster out camps. WO.VT co.Mi'irrn WITH COMIMMKS. UliKeil Mute * to Conilileiu-o WASHINGTON , Miuch 11. The Navy de partment is ready to take whatever stops may bo necessary In cnrrjing out the pro visions of the naval bill for the purchase of smokeless powder. U Is not Intended to antagonize the commercial interest ! ) engaged In this line of manufacture , throwing the whole burden of production on the govern ment plants. The government has n plant nt Indian Head which , when completed , will turn out n maximum product of about 3,000 pounds a day. Hut this will In no way com pete with the private manufacturers , The navy has now n powder known to the profession ns pyro-ccllulosc , which is equal to , If not better , than any smokeless .powders used by foreign countries. Con trary to reports , the new powder which hns been tested by the navy under scrvlco con ditions , Is not only not Injurious to the guns now in use , but Is so ndjubtcd to their requlienients that it has increased their ef ficiency on nn average of fiOO per cent. Henortnl Mnimu'ri- Piilnuiin. WASHINGTON , March 1 ! . Unofficial news of the massacre of the Spanish gov ernor and other officers of the Mores on the island of Palawan was received hero six weeks ngo , upon the arrival out ot a British steamer that touched at the Island on Its I way to the Straits Settlement. The Island of Palawan Is n part of the Philippines , and It is believed here that Admiral Dewey will follow up the movement ot his nhlp.s upon Mindanao by sending them to Palawan to restore law and order there. Dentil nt WASHINGTON , March 14. The following dispatch was given out at the War depart ment : HAVANA , Marcli 13. Adjutant General , Washington' Death leport Mnich 11 ! : Kan- tlago Private John A. Coombs , Klghth Illi nois , dysentery. BROOKE. That nrn pure , fresh anil reliable , are the only kind wo use In compounding Prescriptiofiis Only competent nnd grndu- ate pharmacists cuiployod. We can fill any Prescriptions. THE AlOE & PENfOLD CO , , I < nrffr t Itctnll Drujr Home. 1408 Farnum. OMAHA. OPPOSITE PAXTON HOTEL Wet Weather Shoes- Hy constant wearing of rubbers your feet become sore Why \vcnr rubbers at nil when you can K < 'l a , real wet weather wlioo for .fli.rK ) in our box < -all with heavy double hole either In tan or blaek SOIHP ealf others drill lined Wo show the laigest Hue and the most complete assortment of Jflt.fiO shoes ever Khovvn in tliovest. . If you want your Hl/.o and want u perfect lit you will have to come to Drex It. Shoo. nuiii'H for them. Drexel Shoe Co. , Oninba' * Up-to-date Shoe Home , 1411) 1'AKNAM STREET. Easter April 2d- uiul wo want to say Hint , as In all former years , wo will lead In KnMer novoltloK 'ilioro ' will lie chocolates , birds , chirks , PSBH , lirowiilt'h and all KortH of candy cgsH hiicclul VXK Ice cTcaniH containing tlio yolk bird's ' nests In fact ovorj tiling culo and dc- glrablo. Our inonday Innpli Is proving a great atti action for the niun and vvoiiiun who are obliged to lake lunch lu thp city our usual high chics Korvlt-o at half the jtrlcc Try our huuper at 5UO : liulf rates hero too. BALDUFFS , to 2(30 , Supper-3i30 U 6lJ 1620 Fnrnum St.