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Populist Committee Looks Into Affairs of the
Deaf Mute Institute
InMllntlon In round to He Cniiilnrlcil
In 11 Very SIliiHliml .Mniinrr Hu-
IM-rlnlftnIctit Uneven It
n curliiK from tlic 1'uiill * .
At the DoiiRlaa county convention of popu
list * , held September 16 , among the rcsolu
tlona adopted was the following :
Whereas , Tlio management of the State
Institution for thu Deaf nnd Dumb is a
tutored duty ; uiul
Whereas , The peoplo's Independent party
of Douglas county Is In n largo measure ; re
sponsible to the imhllo for UH management ,
the Institution being located in this county ;
UTldWhurcns , Tlir present board of trustees
nnd BUporlntetident have iniulu a demo
cratic toot bull of mild Institution , very
greatly to Its Injury for good service , om-
ployllig persons from three states outside of
Nebraska , apparently and In effect ulvltiK
preference to pennons living outaldo ut the
Htato and discharging rnini > otunt Nebraska
help without cause , employing nonunion
labor to the extent of many thousands of
dollars , when every one knows that this
party has icpeatedly In Its platform ex
pressed a preference for union labor at all
limps ; and
Whereas , Such conduct Is most detri
mental to the school and our party ; there
fore bis It ,
Hesolvcd , That tilts convention demands
of tin ; Kovernor the Immediate discharge of
Bald board of trustees and superintendent
and the appointment of a nuw board of
trustees and superintendent possessing
competency and honesty enough to conduct
the Institution In a proper manner and
with credit to our party.
At the convention which passed the above
resolution a committee was appointed In ac
cordance therewith to Investigate the af
fairs ot the Nebraska School for the Deaf
nnd Dumb. The committee , after carefully
performing Its work , prepared n report
which wao presented last evening to the
county control committee of the people's
parly. The report la as follows :
Ittiort of Committee ,
OMAHA , Xcb. . Oct. 4 , 1S93. To the
County Central Committee , People's Inde
pendent Party oC Douglas County , Ne
braska : In pursuance of a resolution
jinHsod ut the In t county convention , which
appointed a committee to Investigate thu
condition oC nftulrs ut the State Deaf nnd
Dumb Institute , we , the undersigned , who
wcro appointed on that committee , submit
the following report :
First Wo llnd the Institute Is now closed
nnd there Is no prospect oC same belns
opened until the middle of October , or pos
sibly until November 1 , nnd tliut the In
stitution should have been opened at the
beginning ot September. The superin
tendent excuses this delay on the uround
that the new boilers for licntinK were de-
Inycil In construction. We nro of the opin
ion that thu Hoard of I'nlillc Lands and
lUilldlnus Is responsible for the tardiness
in KtvlnK the order for these boilers , fully
aware of the fact that the school should
have been opened September G. and that
such cnrelotistic.ss on the part of state olll-
crrs Is the cause of Inflicting a wrong on
the deaf and dumb pupils of the Institute ,
and that such incompctcncy Is most
liumlllatliur to the populist state adminis
tration of Nebraska.
Second Wo llnd , from various testimony
Riven to your committee , that employes
have been brought from outsldn of Ne
braska , both as domestics and teachers.
This fact is admitted by the superinten
dent , II. K. Dawcs , ill answer to a < ; uury
by the committee. This being the case wo
submit that , as this Is a state Institution ,
supported by taxes levied in Nebraska and
for the purpose of taking cure of tbo deaf
and dumb children of Nebraska , this yro-
cpilure Is not to bo commended , ns we are
fully aware that the board of trustees
oculd get all the competent help It needed
from people who are real residents of this
state , without Importing cither teachers or
domestic help from other states. We note
the fact that nepotism seems to bo an Im
portant factor In the selection of teachers
at thu institute , two of the teachers being-
' relatives of one of the trustees , and that
, several " 'tcnchcrs engaged by thn new
management did not understand the slun
lanKuaKe and know nothing about tlio
trnlnliiK of unfortunate deaf and dumb
children. Under the existing circumstances ,
and as a remedy for the present state ot
affairs , wo would recommend the adoption
of civil service rules governing the employ-
jncnt of all teachers and helpers In the In
stitute. Hy making mich a change politics
and nepotism would be eliminated , and
employes and teachers would boM their
positions by merit and not by favor of the
superintendent or trustees.
Tbo superintendent , in bis report to the
committee , makes the following statement :
"I would prefer to employ Nebraska people
ple In all of the departments oC the school ,
but I am determined , and the board of
trustees supports mo in this , to brim ? the
vchool up to mu'h a standard that If Its
graduates wish to go in collfico they will
not bo handicapped by failure on the part
of their teachers or the management ot the
school to have lilted them to rocelvo a
higher I'ducntlo'ti. " Your committee , In
cumnii'iitliiK upon this statement , cannot
but call special attention to tlio fact that tbo
superintendent and trustees cannot carry
the nbovo plan Into execution as IOIIR as
nepotism and politics are Introduced Into
the method of selecting teachers.
Third In reference , to the question of
whether union or nonunion labor was cm-
tilnyccl wo llnd as follows : That while the
holler work and some of the carpenter
-work was done by union labor some work
wan not done by such labor ; that ono non
union carpenter was employed and that the
greatest part of the plumbing and painting
wan KlVPii to nonunion men. This action ,
In not giving Ml work ot every description
undertaken on or about the Institute to
union labor reflects In an unenviable lighten
on the Hoard ot Trustees and superintendent
and will surely call the populist administra
tion of Nebraska Into disrepute with such
Independent voters who believed that It was
a gpiiulno reform party that respected Its
platform pledges , made prior to election ,
when It got Into olllce.
Sliiteini'iitH oC I'uiillN.
Fourth As nil schools exist primarily for
thn welfare of pupils nnd not for the pur-
poao of enabling boards ot trustee * to set
tle political debts or pay superintendents
and teachers large salaries , your committee -
too deeply regrets the iloplorablo fact that ,
as the Institute is not formally opened , they
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Influence you can purchase an additional and
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could not make a personal inspection nnd f
f o and talk with the children nnd nnd
out how they were treated ns most of the
pupil" ! are scattered In their different
homes. However , we submit for your in-
sptrtlon 'he following statements , made In
writing by the putV.jg , ex-pupils nnd per
sons Interested In the welfare of the school :
Henry Combs of Omaha writes the com
mittee that his daughter learned nothing
under Superintendent Dawes' management
and claims that she was nbu fd by other
pupils to such nn extent that IIP took her
out of school.
F. S. liulaitfy of Omaha , a deaf man , n
carpenter by trade , says in n. letter to the
committee : "Prnf. Dawos Is not lit for
miporlntemlent of School for the Oeaf. Ho
does not know anything about educating
the deaf. " He also complains that too
many inexperienced teachers have been cm-
ployed and that the discipline 19 bad ; that
the superintendent nnd Board of Trustee *
pay the deaf less than Is paid speaking
people for ihc same work ; that Mr. Dawos'
"word Is no good : " that "h > employed
scabs. " He closes his letter by saylnic :
"Prof. Dnwes should be discharged , ns his
management IH lurking nnd weak. "
C. K. Co nip of Omaha , a deaf man who
was for seven years fort-man of the print-
IIIB drpnrtmpnt In Hip school , writes the
committee , aiylnq ; : "Of the male teachers
them was not one- but who would have
madi' a far better superintendent thnn the
present one. Mr. Mosely. a man of many
years' experience as nn Instructor nnd
standing high In the profession , after serv
ing under Mr. Dawci eight months , re
signed In dlsRUSt : " Ho nlso complaint of
other competent teachers belni ; dfsch irged
and declares with emphasis that the work
Is being sadly neglected. lie- further says :
"The discipline is lax. Pupils have been
seen late at night In questionable resorts.
On ono occasion I met a party of small
boys on the street ; several had pipes In
their mouths , while others were chewing
tobacco. I asked them If they were not
afraid Mr. Dawes would not like It. Their
reply was they did not care. " Ho also
says : "llnd I n deaf child under no cir
cumstances would I iilaco It In that school. "
Mr. Comp advises the committee to "peti
tion the Rovcrnor to remove the present su
perintendent" and says , "Do not let him
put another politician In charge for the
ono removed. "
C. P. Jensen of Omalm , a graduate ot
the school , writes the committee , stating
that ho attended the school many years
and that another member of the family Is
now n pupil. He declared Mr. Dawes to bn
unlit for the position of superintendent and
says when Mr. Dawes took charge ho dis
charged nnarly all of 'the old teachers and
employes and that those of tbo experienced
teachers retained were soon discharged.
Mr. Jensen characterizes such actions as
crimes against the denf. Ho recites that
Mr. Dawes did not nnd does not know how
to converse with the deaf nnd says the
deaf pupils have no re. pc-ct for him thut
tney can mm names uciunu ms uacK. 110
nlso says : "He Is untruthful and deceives
them. " Mr. Jensen further says the dormi
tories are In a very untidy condition and
thinks the pupils are permitted to run
around too much In the evenings. Using
his own words , ho says : "Now , they ar
out until they get ready to come In. They
are out with no supervisor. They obey no
body nnd they are very bad. The people
who get pay for looking after them can't
handle them and they have no authority to
back them. " Mr. Jensen alleges that
"many pupils will not go nnd that parents
are all mad about our good school all
broken up. One of our smart boys in thu
Ilrst class. Harry Karr. Is now at Jack
sonville , III. Another of the Ilrst class , a
bright girl , Is In the Iowa school. One lias
gone to Now York , many went to private
schools and many stay at home. " Mr. Jen
sen relates the case of a deaf boy from
Beatrice , who , he says , "was not a quiet
boy. He Interfered when his small brother
was whipped. He received a kick from the
supervisor on his check which , three
months after , he carried home to show his
mother. This same boy , Stover , was dis
charged one day In midwinter , rnpged nnd
hungry , without a cent In bis pocket. Ho
was gathered In on North Thirtieth street ,
warmed and fed. Ho was taken back to
the Institute by a gentleman , who per
suaded Dawes to take care of him. The
gentleman signed his bond for good be
havior. " In regard to another case Mr.
Jensen , In writing of It , says : "Clnus was
ugly and poor , but good-hearted. lie was
accused of stealing somcone.'s overcoat nnd
was fired. In a short time the overcoat was
found In a closet. "
The foregoing letters we submit without
comment , save in one particular. If , as in
timate * ! In Mr. Jensen's letter , teachers are
permitted to beat children at the institute
such a course of discipline is most repre
hensible , especially If pursued with unfor
tunate mute cblldren , whoso lips cannot
utter a cry. The superintendent Informed
your committee that Jie did not approve of
such a course of treatment with children
and wo therefore hope that In the future
civilized and rational ways of disciplining
children will bo resorted to and that bar
barous and archaic methods will be sup
DecrrnBC of Attendance.
Fifth The attendance at the Institute has
shrunk In the last year from 156 to 142 , or
almost 0 per cent. Of the teachers em
ployed wo llnd that ten are men and ten
women. As there are. ninety boys In the
Institute wo commend the management in
this particular for maintaining on the corps
of teachers an equal number of both sexes.
This Is a plan that could "be " copied to ad
vantage by other schools.
Sixth We llnd that the children have to
attend religious and sectarian services for
about three hours on Sundays. The super
intendent reports that the hour in the
morning and the hour In the afternoon nra
compulsory , and a society known ns Chris
tian ISndeavorers holds a meeting In the
evening , which he claims Is not compulsory
for the children to attend , but admits using
his Influence to induce pupils to attend. As
this Is a state Institution , suDportcd by
taxes levied on all the people in the state.
there should not bo the slightest vestige of
sectarianism or compulsion in Inducing
pupils to nttcml any religious service on
Sundays. There are doubtless many chil
dren who are pupils of this Institute whoso
parents are non-Christians , Hebrews , Uni
tarians , agnostics and so forth , and living
In a country which boasts of the absolute )
severance of church and state we would
recommend that the pupils bo Instructed
for ono hour each Sunday In morality with
out superstition , and that voluntary at
tendance at sectarian services bo substl
tilted for that which Is compulsory ,
III conclusion your committee urges that
you use your best endeavors to Induce the
Governor and the Hoard of Public Lands
and Uulldlngs to take the matter in hand
Ilrst , changing tbn personnel of the board
of trustees by making the board either nonpartisan -
partisan , or. If not , by appointing men ot
high Integrity and honor , who aru pledged
In advance to make a civil eervlco exami
nation a test for holding a position la the
Institute and who will keep politics and
the payment of political debts out of the
In regard to the charges embodied In the
resolutions passed at the county conven
tion thut an alliance bad been rnuclo with
curtain Douglas county democrats that no
i > ouillst : In said county should receive an
appointment from tbo Rovcrnor without
such Indorsement , and that In numbers of
cases the question has been asked of ap
plicants If they had such testimonials , nnd
the 1'alluro to receive any position when
they did not have them , I ? In thu judgment
of the committed nt least very slirnlllcant.
WAl/l'I'Ul HRRKN ,
A motion was made authorizing tbo ac
ceptance of the above report , but the mem
bers of the central committee voted to defer
action until after the election in Noveuv
The meeting of the committee was en
thusiastic and well attended. At the out
set the secretary , B. F. Morcarty , asked for
the appointment of n temporary chairman
and Judge Martin Langdon was chosen to
otlldntc. The first buslncffl adjusted was
the nomination of Joseph F , MandeviHo and
Charles Field as candidates for asscmor
from the Second and Third wards re
spectively ot South Omaha on the party
Reorge Hayworth explained that these men
were the regular nominees at the recent i
convention , but that they had been dis
qualified because of their failure to file ex
pense bills within tbo tlmo limit. The
motion to nominate was carried unani
mously. The committee appointed to In
vestigate the charges against Governor
Poyntcr then asked permission to submit a
report In executive session and the rest of j
the proceedings took place behind closed'
Will Hun on IVtltlnii.
J. W. Klnkead , Justice' of the peace , has
filed liU petition with the county clerk and
will place hlmcelf before the people lor
election as justice of the peace. Justice
Klnkead was appointed by the county com
missioners to till the vacancy caused by the
resignation of the late D , n. Houck.
Kat plenty , Kodol Dyspepsia Cure will di
gest what you tat , It cures oil forms ot
dyspcpila and stomach troublei , K , H. Gam
ble , Vernon , Tex. , says , "It relieved me from
the start and cured me. U U now toy ever
lasting friend.1 - - * { , < _ _ ,
Republican Aspirants Lend Enthusiasm to
Meeting in South Omaha.
JuilRo IlnKter 1'rovps the 1'rosperKy
nf ThU Community with I'neU ntiil
1'Mnilrow AVolmler on < lic Crit
ic * of the AdinlnUtrntloii.
Popocratlc palaver nnd Uryanlsin received
rough treatment at the hands ot republican
speakers In South Omaha Saturday night
and the crowd cheered , pounded on the
floor and was glad of it. Most of the can
didates on the county nnd Judicial tickets
were present nnd ono after another wcro
presented to the audience by Chairman Pat
rick J. IJarrett , each receiving a hearty
mum ! of "hands. " The candidates present
were : Judge Haker , Judge Haxter , Lee Ks-
tclle , I. 0. Darlght , I ) . M. Vlnsonhalcr , Louis
Uurmcstcr , P. D. Uryant ami U. M. Hav-
Judge Uaxtcr devoted most of his time
to a refutation of the plea of the
tuslonlsts that there Is no real or wide
spread prosperity. Ho referred to his own
experience ns a Judge , filling out the lists
ot officers of election In 1S9G and In 1S99.
The former year ho had to stay away from
his office to escape the Importunities of
many more men out of work than
ho had places for. This year ho
was obliged to go out of his
office and look for men on the streets.
Whenever ho found an Intellectual man and
asked him to servo he received the answer
that the man could not leave his work. The
speaker read a few figures concerning a
fact familiar to all those In his audience ,
the Increase In the number of men employed
In the packing houses and stockyards of
South Omaha since 1S9G. At Cudahy's the
increase has been from 1,700 to 2.130 , at
Hammond's ' from 550 to 830 , at Swift's from
330 to 1,200 , at the Omaha Packing and Pro
vision company's from 223 to 430 and at
the stockyards from 200 to 334. The great
Armour plant , which was not there in
1890 , now employed 1,600 men and swelled
the total Increase to 3,279 men. He asked
the hearers If In the face of that they could
believe the assertions that the promises of
William McKlnley's supporters to restore
the business of the country had not been
J ml ere linker CIinrHnlilc.
Judge Uakcr said that he did not believe
all the people bad who did not agree with
him politically or otherwise and ho had
never charged all the people of any party
with beingin their party solely for olllce.
Ho assumed men were honest in their polit
ical beliefs , but ho believed the fuslonlsts
wcro badly mistaken In most of tholrs. For
ono thing they had charged the republican
party with favoring militarism and a large
standing army , when no republican had
asked for It and the president himself
had not availed himself of all the military
powers granted him by congress. He had
only sought the quick suppression of the
Philippine rebellion.
Leo Estellc , introduced as an old-timer ,
responded as such , noting the rapid growth
of South Omaha within recent years. He
went back over certain pages of the history
of the civil war , in which there had been
critics ot the administration with about
the same motives as animate those of today.
John Li. Webster began by describing the
manner in which Bryan's picture had been
hung between and about pictures of Lincoln
nnd Dewey at ono of his recent meetings
in the state , under which Bryan stood and
distorted quotations from Lincoln out of all
semblance to every thought that passed
through the martyred leader's mind. Drynn
had charged the republican party with being
the father of trusts , which had existed long
before this country was founded and had
been condemned by Solomon. And the re
publican party had borrowed the wisdom of
Solomon nnd had said In Its platform : "We
denounce the evil effects of the trusts.
Ho promised that If-republican officeholders
were restored In this state they would en
force the laws against trusts If they were
working evil.
On the Philippine question Mr. Webster
said In part :
"Agulnaldo's friends nnd supporters In
America are making appeals to our people
in his behalf under a misconception of the
clause In the Declaration of Independence
that governments derive their Just powers
from the consent of the governed. This np-
peal has n superficial glare of philanthropy
and n painted coloring of recognizing human
rlght , hut It Is out of harmony with the
history of that sacred document and Is in
conflict with the construction which has
been put upon It by the men who framed
it nnd the history of our country from that
date down to the present. That clause In
the Declaration of Independence only had
reference to the Internal powers which the
sovereign government should exercise nnO
has no relation whatever to the acquisition
of territory or the tranfser of sovereignty
from ono power to another. If wo were
to put upon It the construction contended
for by the democratic party , wo would fine
that It has been constantly violated for
moro than 100 years. Thomas Jefferson , the
recognized founder of the democratic party
the man who drafted the Declaration of In
dependence , when he purchased the
Louisiana territory from Franco did nol
stop to nsk the consent of its Inhabitants
whether they consented to transfer their
allegiance to the United States , -whether
they were willing to accept a republican
form of government , When we ncqulrcc
Florida , when wo acquired California am
the territory west of the Hocky mountains
when wo acquired Alaska , when wo ncqulrec
Puerto Illco by the treaty of Paris , wo dh
not stop to ask the Inhabitants whether
they consented to become a port of our re
public , Why should wo ask It of Agulnaldo
and the Filipinos ?
I observe the suggestion fn an editorial
In the Omaha World-Herald , the spokesman
of democratic sentiment In the state of Ne
braska , that the United States should offer
to the Philippine Islands the privilege of
forming an independent government under
our protectorate , and that we should say to
the rest of the world , 'Hands off ! ' What Is
that but imperialism ? For the United States
to undertake through its own force and
power to create Independent republics of
spml-clvlllzed people In tbo far-off islands
of the Pacific , and then say to the grasping
national powers that float around nnd
about them , which would be seeking every
opportunity to seize one Island after another ,
Just ns they have seized harbors and ports
fen thp coast of China , for the purpose of
extending their commercial trade and for
stations for their vast western
navies 'Hands off ! " would Ixj to
challenge war with all the other
great nations of the earth and without
any possible benefit to us. The- proposi
tion smacks of the Imperialism which France
exorcised In Madagascar and which Great
Britain Is exercising In Bgypt. It smacks ,
too , of militarism , I might say to our dem
ocratic friends that when the government of
the United States has once started on the
policy of creating Independent governments
In the far-off Islands of the sea , where will
It end ? I would rather accept the repub
lican doctrine , to maintain our flag and our
prestige over the territory which wo hnvo
acquired by treaty as a result of a war In
the cauao of humanity and stop there nnd
keep our hands free from entanglements
with the other nations of the world until
a supreme emergency crises , equal to that
'Which produced the last war
"Agulnaldo is still given to Issuing proc-
ItriMtlillcnti MroMiiKH.
Tuesday , Oct. 17 Eighth ward. Wolf's
hall , Twenty-second nnd Cutnlng streets.
Wednesday , Oct. IS Swond ward , 1213
South Twentieth street.
Wednesday , Oct. IS Seventh ward , 1312
1'ark avenue.
Tnursday , Oct. 19 Fifth ward , Sixteenth
and Corby streets.
Thursday , Oct. 10 Ninth ward , Twenty-
ninth nnd Farnam streets.
Thursday , Oct. 19 Patriotic League , Millard -
lard hotel.
Friday , Oct. 20 Valley , Opera house.
l'tiI I on Mi'rtlngn.
Sunday , Oct. 15 National hall , Thirteenth
nnd William streets.
Tuesday , Oct. 17 Sixth ward , Twenty-
fourth nnd Krant.
Tuesday , Oct. 17 Organization of Fifth
Wnrd Democratic club.
Wednesday , Oct. IS Ninth ward , Twenty-
ninth and Farnnm streets.
Saturday. Oct. 21 Douglas precinct ,
Iluser I'ark.
Saturday , Oct. 21 Elk City.
lamatlons. I llnd his last o ic- , dated Octo
ber S , published In the World-Herald. It
Is a proclamation which chows the closekin -
uhlp of General Agulnnldo n d Colonel Wil
liam Jennings Dryan. A bond ot syrupa-
thy exists between them , I suppose because
both arc striving to obtain n leadership , n
supremacy , ono In the Philippine Islands ,
the other In the United States. Colonel
Bryan has been appealing to the American
people to Brant Independence to the Phlllp-
ilno Islands , which means leadership to
\gulna1do a dictatorship according to his
own proclamations , In which ho declared
ilmsclf the president and commander In
chief or the revolutionary government ,
jcueral Agulnaldo returns the compliment
n his last proclamation , wherein ho says :
'Wo shall pray to God that the great dem
ocratic party may win the next presidential
election. " Think of the situation ! The
leader ot a rebellion against the American
Hag asking his lusurgent followers to pray
to Rod that the democratic party may suc
ceed In the Ui Ited States , because he be-
llcvcs that thereby they would take down
the American flag and surrender It to this
military dictator. If Agulnaldo were here ,
bo would bo making speeches for Colonel
Bryan , whllo If It were not for -principle
of annexation and acquisition of territory ,
Colonel Bryan would bo running for presi
dent of France. "
How flip I'oiMU'rnlle CnndlillUc for
no .ImlKO AimwvriMl One of
Their II
The worklngmen ot this city have turned
their attention to Silas A. Holcomb'a official
acts as governor or the stnto which deter
mine his real attitude toward organized la
bor and his regard or lack of regard for
their rights and Interests. The Western
Laborer in its latest Issue calls attention to
Governor Holcomb'a response to their ap
plication for the appointment of a repre
sentative of organized labor on the state ex
position commission of 1S9S , as shown In
the report to the Central Labor union by
T. F. Sturgess , their choice for the position
Mr. Sturgess * communication , dated July IB
1807 , reads ae follows :
To the Olllccrs nnd Members of the
Central Labor Union Gentlemen : 1 have
the honor to report that in accordance will
your Instructions 1 Hied with Governor
llolcomb my application for appolntmen
as state commissioner of the Transnils
slsslppl and International Exposition for
the Second district of Nebraska. I usct
all possible diligence In procuring sucl
indorsements and recommendations a.
would meet with the governor's approval
and yours. These recommendations
transmitted to the governor from time to
time , and also had a personal Interview
with him , In which he was pleased to sa >
that my indorsements were excellent , am
my procuring ; any' ' moro was unnecessary
In order to show your bonorable body
that my not being appointed was due to no
neglect or carelessness on my part I here
with submit the names of my endorsers
Victor Kosewater , Judge Jrvlnir F. Baxter
Sheriff John W. McDonald , William Hay
den. Judge Cunningham H. Scott , Frank T
Hansom , Councilman C. O. Lobeck , Coun
cllman Frank J. Burkley , Judge George A
Mugney , Dr. J. II. Penbody. Will M
Mnupln , Allen L. . Clark , 13. E. Howell. In
addition to this an old and highly respectei
citizen of Omaha , Mr. A. H. Donecken , who
was also a candidate for the place , very
kindly wrote the governor that he withdrew
from the field In my favor and that ho
would be pleased to see mo appointed. In
my interview with the governor he treated
me very courteously and said he would K'-va
my application for the place "due consldern
tlon. " During that Interview I took care to
have the governor understand that th
place was not personally 'sought by mo fo
any pecuniary reason , but because of or
Banlzeit labor's desire to be represented 01
the commission. 1 represented that cacl
candidate was In some particular Interes
and that the Interest I represented was tha
of organized labor and none other.
As your representative I had no reason to
suppose that I would not receive the np
polntment under the circumstances , as m >
interview with the governor was of the
most pleasant character , and I cannot at
tribute his action In the matter to any fol
Ing1 ho entertained against me. but rathe
that be was unwilling to glvo any olllcla
recognition to the Interest which I repre
In'submlttlnK this report I take th
opportunity of returning my sincere thank
to tbo olllcers and members of the Centra
Labor union nnd nil nlllllatcd unions fo
their unanimous Indorsement and stumor
of my application. Respectfully submitted
From the governor's action the ccnvlctlo
was at that time general among the woik
Ingmen of the stnto that Holcomb had do
elded ho would no longer ncod their supper
after having enjoyed it through two cam
palgns , and could afford to disregard then
for the pako of his many placo-huntln
friends. Hut no man can foresee the muta
tlwis of tlmo and the political whirligig an
Holcomb once more finds himself In the po
sltlon ot a pleader for the worklngman'
support. The attltudo In which he islikcl
to find union labor Is reflected vividly 1
the following comment of the Western La
borer en the incident :
AVorkliiKmon of Douglas county and th
statfof Nebraska , T. F. Sturgcss needs n
Introduction to you ; you elected him t
represent you in the last legislature , whir :
hu did faithfully and well ; you know h
made his mark there for superior Intelll
genco and ability , and you know that when
you presented him to Governor Holcomb a
your candidate and representative on th
TransmlsslsHlppt you meant him to bo ap
pointed , Slnt'e that tlmo Holcomb ha
proved himself the enemy of orKanlzti
labor In llfty ways , Ho ignored every re
quest you made to him. He Illled all hi
places with his own creatures nnd repudl
ated your support of him by refusing you
most trilling request. Can you again ens
your vote for thin man who has Impowi
upon you ? Can you by your votes plac
this man Holcomb upon the suprcin
bench of the state among honorable men
Will you , like whipped rurs , again fawn
Ingly approach the hand that smote yoi
and be less than H worm that turns when i
Is trod upon ? Will you confess yourselvc
assus to bo again fooled "all thu time" by
an obscure lawyer that accident and hi
own base trickery brought Into a posltlo
where he betrayed the reform cause , or wl
you act with your Intelligence on electlo
day and teach HolcoinK that yo
can distinguish between n polltlca
charlatan and an honest man
Wo cannot conceive of nnv work
Inemnn , skilled or unskilled , in Omaha o
South Omaha voting for the election o
this man ( who has been n notorious rail
mad barnacle ) to any ofllco In the gift o
the people , and least of all electing him t
a position where he would bo mor
daneerous to labor nnd commercial In
terests than ever before.
'I'llri > nil from IIIN Wauon ,
Ole Frcderlckson , a market trardener n
3522 Patrick avenue , was driving acres
Dodge street at Twenty-fourth Frlda
evening when a motor car struck the rea
wheels of his wagon , twisted the vehlcj
violently about nnd threw him to th
ground. Dr. Ralph , assistant city phj
lclan , was called , but found no dangfrou
injuries to the man. Ho was about to take
FredtTlckson to a hospital In tha nin-
buhuire when an attorney who makes n
specialty of damage claims happened to
come up and olllclously took charge of the
num. Ho Insisted on taking him home in a
Bo sure and read Dra. Thornton & Minor's
half-page ad in this Ueuo of Tbo Bee. It
will pay you , - - > .
President of American Aoadsmy of Railway
Surgeons Advises Changes.
for ClrnntiiK roadie *
mill Supplying Proper ll > ulcnlo
CnnilltlniiN .Mint ! HP r.ffccU-il
for 1'iilillc SnfoCy.
The adilrcFB of Dr. W. W , Grant , surgeon
t the Hock Island road at Denver , who oc-
uplea the highly honored position of presl-
out of the- American Academy of Hallway
urRoons , was thp feature of yesterday's
esslon ot the academy. Dr. Grant's sub-
ect was "Hallway Hygiene nnd Emergency
Jqulpmcnt , " nnd It gave him opportunity
o toucll upon a subject oi absorbing Intercut
o the general public , especially to ihcwo
ho travel to any extent. lr. ) Grant did not
ilnco words In speaking of the lack ot at-
entlon given these Important subjects by
ho railroad companies and recommended a
umber of changes tending to the better-
lent ot conditions. Coming from such a
ource his opinions nnd criticisms arc likely
o receive attention at the hands of the rall-
oad corporations. Dr. Grant said In part :
"Coming within the province nnd duty of
all road surgeons It may bo said with much
probability that unless they take a positive
ntorcat In the matter slow progress will ho
made la the situation and hygiene of rall-
vay travel. So far wo have devoted our-
clvea chiefly to the treatment of Injuries
ind the consideration of litigation cases.
Especially Is the furnishing and ventilation
f coaches and first treatment At the Injured
natters ot supreme Importance nnd worthy
xlways of special Interest nnd consideration.
t is often a long time after the recognition
of an evil before the successful remedy Is
discovered and applied. The best means In
ho accomplishment of a given purpose Is
generally the result of countless theories
mil suggestions , nnd careful , patient Investi
gation. The comfort , health and safety of
employes and passengers are cardinal ele
ments that mu.it command the serious con
sideration of railway corporations and the
railway medical corps. Should we examine
ho air of a Pullman coach with a spectro
scope the myriad living things to the square
nch revealed , many Inimical to health ,
vould bo enough to eauso the shades of
Schwann. Hclmholtz , Klrcher , Pasteur and
Tyndall to weep for the living. "
IJr. Grant spoke of the necessity of bet-
; er ventilation of passenger coaches. At
the present ho asserts that the transom
window near the top admits promptly more
smoke , cinders and dirt than pure , fresh
air anil Is not a satisfactory device. The
sudden and extreme changes of temperature
In a fruitful cause of colds and sickness.
He recommended an Improvement It the
ventilator windows were opened nnd closed
by a ralve-Hke arrangement , made ot the
usual glass nnd wooden frame , with a fine
wire screen between. The force and volume
of the air current would ho broken and less
smoke and dirt would enter the car. The
only perfect remedy , he said , Is the moro
complete combustion of fuel and smoke ,
which Is eminently desirable not only as art
economic measure of great value , but in be
half of the comfort and health of the travelIng -
Ing public.
Protection AKiiliiNt DIxcnNcx.
Dr. Grant spoke at some length on the
Importance of more positive action on the
part of railroad and sleeping car companies
to protect the public against Infectious
diseases In railway transit. Ho spoke of
the rigid rules governing the transporta
tion of dead bodies. Those dead of small
pox , cholera , yellow fever cannot be shipped.
Those dying from ordinary Infectious and
contagious diseases can only bo shipped
after thorough application of antiseptics.
"I may bo pardoned , " continued Dr.
Grant , " for noting the grave inconsistency
in the treatment of those bodies for ship
ment and the transportation of the living
subject. The tlrno will doubtlenfrclimc when
people suffering from Infectious nnd con
tagious diseases will travel In cars or com
partments specially provjded for them. At
present there Is but ono considerate course
for railway companies to pursue , and the
only safe one for the public , nnd that Is not
only the cleaning , but the disinfection ot
coaches and furnishings with every trip.
This Is of special Importance to those roads
going to the health resorts of the country.
"Tho Importance of renovating and dis
infecting a house that haa been Inhabited
by patients with a contaglum vivum is not
to bo questioned , and the necessity exists
with as great force , certainly , to the more
closely confined and vitiated air of passen
ger coachca and Pullmans containing at
least a surplus of carbonic acid gas and a
minimum of oxygen.
Lrntlier llettrr Tlinn I'lunli.
"It must bo conceded that the material
used In furnishing railway coaches , plushes
and velvet cushions , woolens and draperies
of every kind , afford the beat possible nidus
for the protection and preservation of gcrnis ,
and they are also the most difficult to clean.
Every consideration of hygiene nnd the pub
lic health demand their abolition for such
purposes. Cars can ho finished and fur
nished In material with a smooth surface ,
such as hard wood and leather , which can
bo more oanlly , perfectly and quickly cleaned ,
and yet bo ns elegant an the most refined
taste could desire. Less carving and em
bossing , lesfi plush and velvet and drapery
that protects and preserves filth , In the dic
tate of every principle ot hygiene. "
Dr , Grant enlarged somewhat upon the
necessity of better provision of railway cars
with appliances to meet accidents promptly
nnd well. "It should bo remembered , " ho
said , "that It Is sometimes hours before the
service of a physician or burgeon can bo f-o
cured and the prompt use of the first
aid dressing would undoubtedly bo the fro-
cjuent means of preventing infection of the
wound. " Ho roommonded that every car
bo provided with litters.
In conclusion the president said : "The
Improved ventilation , better and rnoro uni
form heating of cars , though the latter la
largely a matter of of management , clean
water tanks and the occasional flushing of
drains with antiseptic solutions , higher re
gard for the public health in Lbo equipment ,
conduct and management of cars and the
railway f > orvlco as to Infectious and con
tagious diseases nro matters of too much
( concern to bo treated indifferently. These ,
with proper preparation and regulations for
the treatment of the Injured , 1 have deemed
it appropriate to commend to the consider
ate attention of railway ollichils and sur
"Tho criticisms and suggestions are made
In the firm conviction that those who pro
mote and manage railway enterprises have
a conscientious regard for the public weal
and will correct evils when their existence
Is known , whllo the llfo , service and a ! na
of medical men find them always will
ing advocates In every effort for the allevia
tion of suffering and the promotion of
needed reforms. "
Prior to the presentation of President
Grant's address the usual executive session
was held and a number of fellows were in
troduced who had come many hundreds of
mllcu to attend the meeting. The proposi
tion to amalgamate the American academy
with the International Association of Rail
way Surgeons was voted down decisively.
Dr. John B. Owens , chief surgeon of the
Northwestern and Illinois Central railroads
at Chicago , read a paper of much Interest to
the profession , entitled "Formaldehyde. "
Dr , C. D. Evans of Columbus , Neb. , road a
paper on the "Treatment of Compound
Comminuted Fractures and Non-Uulou. "
Swamp-Root , The Great Kidney Remedy.
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It used to be considered that only urinary troubles were to be
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The mild nnd extraordinary effect ot Dr.
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You may have n sample bottle ot this
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for ouch disorders as kidney , bladder and
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Doth of these subjects wcro generally dls-
cuHsed by the surgeons nnd many new Ideas
and suggestions wore developed.
OIllffi-H Are SclrHril.
Officers of the American Academy of Rail
way Surgeons wcro selected In the afternoon
to servo during the ensuing year , a follows :
President , Dr. Charles A. Whcaton , St ,
Paul ; first vlco president , Dr. A. V. Jonas ,
Omaha ; second vlco president , Dr. T. J.
Kskrldgo , Denver ; secretary and editor , Dr.
T. H. Lacey , Council muffs ; treasurer , Dr. I ) .
S. Kalrchlld , Clinton , In. St. Paul WRB
selected as thc < place for holding the next
annual gathering.
The closing exercises of the academy were
productive of much Interest to the surgeons ,
All the papers read provoked lively discus
sion nnd the members expressed the uniform
opinion that the session was a fitting Ilnulo
to ono of the most enjoyable and Inntructlvo
meetings In the history of the organization.
Papers were road as follows : "Silver Cat
gut and How to Tlo It. " Dr. Edward Docck-
man , consulting mirgeon Great Northern ami
Chicago & fircut Western , St. Paul ; "Vision
nnd Color Perception for Hallway Service , "
Dr. William C. Bane , oculist Hock Island
railway , Denver ; "Cranlotomy and Eplloptl-
form Solzures and Orava Mental Disturb
ances Following Head Injury Without Ap
parent Kracturo , With Report of n Case , "
Dr. II. Heine-king , surgeon Chicago &
Northwestern railway , Sheboygan , WIs. ;
"Treatment of Severe Crushing Injuries of
the Extremities , " Dr. J. P , Lord , Omaha ,
J.lston ivilli Inti-rc-xt to
llalilrlfie , Hroiu
uiul llaliHvIn.
EnthuHasm was high nt the meeting of
tbo Sixth Ward Hcpubllcan club .Saturday
night. There was a largo attendance and
an unusual interest manifested. The speak
ers wcro Judge W. W. Blabaugh , Howard
Ualdrlge , Harry C. Broino and Justice A.
K , JJnldwln , Their addresses rang with
republican patriotism and the strong point !
brought out wcro responded to by the nu
dltord with prolonged applause , Indicating
that republicanism In the Hlxth ward Is
nt Its height this fall , Judge Slahaugll
touched upon the national issues , paying
particular attention to the Philippine ques
tion and calling to mind the fallacies of tha
doctrine presented by Hryan In his compalgit
of 1830. Mr. Ilaldrlgo laid utrrtis upon thu
fact that the eyes of the entire country :
nro riveted upon the , states of Ohio anil
Nebraska this fall. Ho urged the repub
licans to enter Into the campaign with ua
active interest and assist in rollingup a
majority which will Icavo no doubt In the
minds of the outside public us to the ratifi
cation of President McKlnloy's policy by
the people , of Nobrnska. The Phlllpplno
question , ho said , would satisfactorily adJust -
Just Itself under thd leadership of the re
publicans , hut at present there Is no othop
course open to the United States than to
pursue the policy of retaining possession ot
the Islands and educating the pcoplo to
the point where they will bo capable of self ,
Mr. Ilromo mentioned the unqualified
prosperity which ha spread over all of No-
hraska. Ho spoke of making a trip Into
the interior of the stnto a few day ngn
and there found that the farmers were BO
busy with their work and the scarcity ot
hands was HO great that political meetings
nf all parties are being neglected. The
men , ho suld , will take time to vote , how
ever , for a continuance nf the administration :
which has brought about the greateut degrca
of prcflporlty ever enjoyed by Nebraska.
Justice Baldwin gpoku In n Kcneral way
upon the gtato and county tickets and urged
the republicans to vote the entire ticket ,
not overlooking the MX Justices of tha
Drier iiutl to tlic 1'olnt ,
Mr. N. F. Smith stated tbo facts briefly :
when he said : 'Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
la the best cough medicine I ever used. Last
winter I had a coueb that the doctor foiled
to cure. I tried this remedy anil U made a
complete cure , " Mr. Smith Is the leading
merchant oi Mcyerstown , W , Vft . Jxi

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