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TTTE OMAHA' DAILY MONDAY, MARCH 23, 100.1.
CURRENT COUNCIL OPPOSED TO TWO EXCHANGES Major Morgan tod at Least Two Council men So Deo'are Themielrei. DESIRE OUTSIDE 'PHONE CONNECTION filiations that City Cooaell Will Favor Granting a Franchise to tho Company Headed kr Dr. Macrae. Mayor Morgan and several of the alder men hare expressed themselves as being opposed to two telephone exchanges In this cltr and are not In favor of giving ny independent company a franchise, which would put the people to the expense of maintaining two separate 'phones. They are of the opinion that the desired con nection with the independent telephone companies now operating In this section of the state can be obtained under the prop osition of the Western Iowa Independent Telephone, Telegraph and Terminal com pany, organised by Dr. Macrae and bis associates. Under certain restrictions several of the aldermen have said they would be willing to grant this compnny a franchise, but that they are opposed to having two exchanges in the city. Under the plan proposed by Dr. Macrae's company, persons desiring connection with any of the independent companies in this section of the state can obtain the same without necessarily having one of the company's 'phones In their place of bun In ess or residence. The com pany will maintain a central station and a number of public toll stations throughout the city. They will also place 'phones in a number of the banks, wholesale and Jobbing houses. No rental will be asked for these 'phones, the company expecting to make its revenue from the tolls. Any firm or Individual having much busi ness in the country districts can have on of the company's 'phones placed in his residence or place of business Without cost, but the average citizen, who probably would not have need to use the Independent 'phone connection but a few times in tho year or month, can, when he seeks such connection, use any one of the toll sta tions, thus obviating the necessity of main taining two 'phones in bis house, store or office. The proposition of the Council Bluffs Independent Telephone company, organized by H. H. Van Brunt, Emmet Tinley and others, is entirely different and contem plates a. complicated system. While it Is generally conceded that con nection between Council Bluffs and the Independent .telephone companies in this section of the state Is desirable, many cltl sens are opposed to the proposition of hav ing two separate telephone companies in the city. Mayor Morgan and several of the aldermen are among this number. The council will meet tonight and is ex pected to take some action in the matter. GUARDS IN NEED OF ARMORY Inspector flays' Tbey Most Hava.lt or Bo .Mastered Out of tho ' Service. The visit of General Prime to Council Bluffs Friday, when he and Major Hume held the annual inspection of the ' Dodgo Light Guards, has resulted in ths company making a renewed effort to secure a suit able armory. General Prime Informed Captain Mather that the armory In the Opera house build ing was entirely inadequate and that un less the company managed to secure more suitable quarters he would be Inclined to disband it. There were a number of towns In the state, he said, willing and anxious to organize a national guard company and to construct an armory large enough to accommodate it. General Prime expressed the opinion that if Council Bluffs did not take sufficient interest in Its military com pany to provide it with a suitable armory it would be best to muster the company out of service. He said, further, that Council Bluffs was not alone In this respect as he had notified at least six other com panies during the recent annual inspection that unless better armories were provided they would be disbanded. The Dodge Light Guards have for some time been figuring on building- an armory, hoping to secure assistance from the Com mercial club. They have had an option on the Woodbury property at the corner of First avenue and Seventh street. Tbey planned to erect a building which would provide an armory and auditorium, the lat ter for public use. Their plans contem plated a building costing about 125,000. The members of the company have no desire to be mustered out and will make every ef fort to carry out their plans for a new armory. They hope within the next thirty daya to be able to show General Prime that such a building will be erected within a year. The committee of the Dodge Light Guards having the matter in charge will confer with the executive committee of the Commercial club at its next meeting. Gravel roofing. A. H. Read, 126 Main St. Reverses Fnrnltnre Case. The ruling of Judge Smith McPherson in the Grand Hotel furniture case has been reversed by the United States circuit court of appeals. At the time of the retirement of Major Smith as lessee of the Grand hotnl the Arm of Fenlon A Foley brought suit to establish a lien on the furniture given to protect an account for coal sup plied the hotel. The claim of the firm was contested by the Penn Mutual Insuranco company of Philadelphia, which claimed under the terms of the sale of the fur niture to Major Smith to be still owner of It. Judge McPherson decided In favor of the Insurance company. The result of the decision of the court of appeals will be that the insurance coaipany must now either pay the amount of the claim of Fen Ion Foley or permit him to pay the balance due on 'he furniture by Smith and take possession of it. N. Y. Plumbing Co., Tel. 250, Night. F66T. Womaa's t'leb Politics. A number of club women of this city have received assurances that Mrs. W. H. Bally of Des Moines has reconsidered her refusal to be a candidate for re-election as president of the Iowa Federation of Wom an's clubs. When It was first announced that Mrs. Bally bad declined to serve a second terra as president friends of Mrs. Walter I. 6iulih of this city Induced her to allow her name to be mentioned in con nection with the office. Mrs. Smith, how ever, since it has been learned that Mr. Bally has consented to stand for re-elec- LEWIS CUTLER MORTICIAN. H Peart Council bluffs. Tbons K. NEWS OF IOWA. BLUFFS. tlon, has been anxious to withdraw, but many of her friends are insisting that she remain a candidate. A number of club women In the Ninth district are also urging the candidacy of Mrs. H. B. Deemer cf Red Oak as .the logical successor of Mrs. Bally. The biennial of the Iowa federation will be held in May. DISCHARGE RAILROAD CLERKS Action Claimed to Be Taken Because They Were Members of tho t'nlon. During the last two weeks nine clerks employed In the t'nlon Pacific freight office at the transfer depot have been given their walking papers and replaced by other men. Several others, it Is said, are on the slate to get their discharge before long, as "subs" are now working with them with a view, it Is claimed, to step into their places as soon as they become competent. The discharge of the men Is said to be due to the fact that they recently Joined the Railway Clerks' union. The discharged men have received assurances of help if they need it, from other railroad organiza tions and talk around the transfer depot Indicates that trouble Is brewing. The clerks in the employ of the other railroads in Council Bluffs are members of the Railroad Clerks' union and, as far as they have learned, their employers have raised no objection. Appoint Loo mla .Commissioner. W. W. Loomls of this city has been ap pointed commissioner for the Council Bluffs Commercial club at a salary of 12,000 a year. The appointment was msde by the executive committee. Mr. Loomls has been a resident of Council Bluffs for twenty years and un til a few months ago was a member of the wholesale agricultural implement firm of David Bradley A Co. He will assume ac tive charge of the affairs of the club at once. His office will be In the rooms of the club in the Woodbury building. Plumbing and heating. -Blxby ft Son. MINOR MENTION. Davis sella drugs. Btockert sells carpets. Expert watch repairing. Leffert, 409 B'y. Celebrated Mets beer on tap, Neumayer. FOR rent Modern house. 71 Sixth ave. Cabinet photos, 25c per dozen. 308 B'way. Mrs. Boyle of St. Louis Is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Horace Everett. ' Born, to Mr. and Mrs; Arthur H. Warner, 356 North First street, a daughter. Mrs. Mllford Rlggs will entertain the Athenian club Tuesday afternoon. George Elliott left yesterday for Sioux City, where he will engage In business. Mrs. Horace Everett will entertain the Every Thursday club Thursday afternoon. . Real estate in all parts of the city for sale. Thomas E. Casady, 235 Pearl street. The University club will meet Wednes day afternoon at the home of Mrs. Mark L. Williams. Tho Ideal club will meet Tuesday after noon at the home of Mrs. Thomas B. Met calf on Bluff street. Mr. C. A. Lemm of Grable. Ia., Is ill at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Kennlson, 823 Avenue A. Another half-price sale on short lengths of picture frame mouldings. C. E. Alex ander & Co., 833 Broadway. ' Word has been received here of the death In Toledo, O., of Mips Josephine Ferrlgo, a former resident of this city. Before papering your rooms we want to show you our elegant 1903 designs. C. B. Paint, Oil and Glass company. The fencing class of the Council Bluffs Woman's club will meet Friday afternoon at 6 o'clock In the club rooms. Owing to the Sunday closing of the sa loons, the Bartenders' union has changed its meeting time from the evening to the afternoon on Sundays. Miss Adah Sargent la home from St. Mary'a academy Knoxvllle, 111., to spend the spring vacation with her parenta, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Sargent. The Simpson college glee club will give a concert Saturday evening. April 4, at the Broadway Methodist church, under the aua plces of the Ladles' Aid society. Miss Adah Pagenstecher and Miss Bessie Pryor will entertain the young people of the First Congregational church Tuesday evening at the home of the former. Schmidt's elegant new photos, very latest shapes and sizes, $1 .50, $2 and 12.50 dozen; large sizes, $3 and 13.60 dozen. First-class work guaranteed. Schmidt, 631 Broadway. The Ladles' Aid society of St. Paul's Episcopal church will hcNl an all day ses sion today at the residence of Mrs. N. M. Pusey, corner of Willow avenue and Sixth street. The United Commercial Travelers of Council Bluffs will give a poverty ball the first Saturday In May. These comprise the committee of arrangements: J. F. Helwlg, A. E. Bray and L. I. Edson. Quarterly meeting services will be held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings of this week In the United Brethren chapel on Twenty-fourth street and Avenue B. Rev. W. F. Cronk of Des Moines will be In charge. Mrs. Mary Tlce. wife of O. W. Tlce, 1901 Fourth street, died yesterday morning from tuberculosis, aged 35 years. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Lunkley'a chapel and burial will be in Falrvlew cemetery. At the meeting of the Barbers' union this evening a president will be elected In place of Frank Silvers, who has resigned on ac count of his becoming an employer, and a new secretary will be selected in place of Fred Carty, who has resigned. The choir of the Broadway Methodist church Is preparing to give a concert Mon day evening. March 30. Tne choir will be assisted by Mrs. L. R. Hypts, soprano, and Robert Cuxcaden, violinist, and augmented for the occasion by a large chorus. The city council at Its meeting tonight is expected to take up the appropriation ordi nance for the ensuing fiscal year, which begins April 1. The finance committee has been working on the measure the lust week and la expected to make Its report tonight. A general invitation is extended to the men of the city to attend the meeting of the Brotherhood of St. Paul at the Broad way Methodist church lecture room this evening and hear the addreaa of Rev. E. combie Bmitn, v. !.. or tne rirst Metno dixt church of Omaha. SC. C. Thornburg. superintendent of schools of Polk county. Is the guest of County Superintendent O. J. McManus. To day, In company with Prof. McManus, he will make a tour of Investigation of the consolidated schools of the county. Prof. Thornburg Is agitating the consolidation of a number of the rural schools in the vicinity of Des Moines. Council Bluffs council No. 148, United Commercial Travelers, has elected these ofllcers: Past counselor. Walter W. Os born; senior counselor, Mayers Hansen; junior counselor, J. F. Dai htler; secretary and treasurer, James W. Mitchell; conduc tor. Max Goodwin; page, W. Mooney; senti nel, John Arbuckle; executive committee, Clint 8. Byers and Paul C. Do Vol, Jr. COXSPICTOIS 15 A BALLROOM. Flakes of DandrnS on tho Collar and Shoalders of a Gentleman la Fnll Dresa. This Is the thing you quite frequently see In the ball room a man's black dress coat literally covered with dandruff. It mutt be annoying to the wearer and certainly not a pleasant thing to observe. But dandruff can be eradicated. It Is a germ disease that will some day cause baldness. Nenbro's Herplclde kills the hair de stroying germ and stimulates the hair to a rich, abundant growth; it does more keeps the hair soft and pliant. Furthermore, Herplclde U a most pleas ant toilet accessory; pleasing In odor and cooling to the scalp. For sale by all drug gists. Bend 10 cents la stamps for sample to The Herplclde Co., Detroit, Mich. BUILDERS' PRICES TOO HIGH State Unable to Let Contract! for Work Within the Appropriation I0WANS GOING TO ISLE OF PINES Governor l.aFollette Takes Some Les sons from Iowa la the Matter of the Ren-elatlon of Railroad Rates. (From a Staff Correspondent.) DE9 MOINES, March 22. (Special.) The high prices prevailing for material and labor this year are causing the State Board of control no end of trouble in the mat ter of having the state work done as con templated by the legislature. Appropria tions were made for certain permanent improvements at the various Institutions and a great deal of this work wss done last year. This year plans were laid for completing the Improvements and on the 10th of the present month the board opened bids on Improvements estimated to cost about $175,000. The contracts have now been let under this bidding for a two-story brick schoolhouse and a workshop at El dora, for a powerhouse end heating station at Davenport, for a laundry building and a cow barn at Mount Pleasant, for two cot tages, a fire station and a cow barn at Glenwood. The contracts can be let at any time for two smokestacks and some other improvements, but the offers made on a proposed warehouse for the state hospital at Independence and for a pumphouse and a brick cottage at Mltchellvllle were too high and the prospect is that this work will have to go over until the legislature makes a larger appropriation. This Is the first time in the history of the board that it has been unable to get work done that was planned, though in a number of In stances It has been necessary to make some changes In the specifications. All the contractors hold off or place their bids very high. The work contracted for this year was all taken by firms located near the work In hand and the big contractors failed to get any of the jobs. Excursion to Isle of Pines. A large number of Iowa people are in terested In the Isle of Pines, off the coast of Cuba, having Invested in the isle when It was supposed the same belonged to the United States and would be separated from Cuba. A few days ago a large excursion party started from Fairfield, embracing about forty persons from different parts of the state, to make a trip to the almost unknown isle and to arrange for caring for their property interests there. They are understood to have acquired a large tract of land on the isle and to be prepar ing to plant an Iowa colony there and en gage in farming and gardening. The party went by way of New Orleans. Completion; Sew BnrllnsrtoB Line. A large force of men ia at work on what is known as the Tracy cutoff of the Bur lington railroad, which will connect the Oskaloosa line from Burlington with the Des Molnes-Albla line at Tracy. It is ex pected that the line will be completed in July next and that as soon as completed there will be practically a new arrange ment of the local trains in Iowa, especially in the eastern part of 4-h .state.. The cut oft will , enable the Burlington system to send trains directly to Burlington over a new route, via Tracy and Oskaloosa. Baby Telephone System. The telephone report blanks have been started out to the 700 or 800 telephone companies that are required to make re ports to the state executive council for assessment purposes, and a few of the re ports have already turned up In the office of the state auditor.' One of the first to come in is a baby system in Jones county. It is made out on the extensive blanks sent out and duly sworn to. It is the Wertz Telephone company, owned by O. T. Wertz, at Morley; length of line, 100 feet; one pole; original cost, $1; one Instrument. The council will have difficulty In assess ing this kind of a proposition. l.aFollette Commends Iowa. Iowa people who have lost some of their loyalty for Iowa might gain something by perusal of the annual message of Governor Robert M. LaFollette, himself an Iowa edu cated man, In which ht made some sur prising comparisons between Wisconsin and Iowa, especially In the matter of indus trial development and the causes leading thereto. Copies of the message have re recent ly been received by Iowa state of ficials and are perused with pleasure. That part of Governor LaFollette's message In which he urges upon the Wisconsin legis lators that tbey adopt for that state a system of state control of railroad rates affords him an opportunity to refer kindly to Iowa. He does,- In fact, take Iowa as a model and declares that no state has done better in regulation of freight rates, though Iowa people are sometimes heard to com plain bitterly. Anticipating the argument that Iowa has suffered greatly from tho operations of a rate law the Wisconsin people are given a series of statistical tables which show how much more Iowa has grown decade by decade than Wiscon sin, both In agriculture and manufactures. Tables are given to show that freight rates in Wisconsin are higher than in Iowa on all classes, very much higher on many of the leading classes. In no case less than 15 per cent higher, often 70 per cent and averaging 40 per cent. "It is shown." said Governor LaFollette, "that the agricultural and manufacturing Interests, in Iowa have been greatly benefited by the establishment of a railway commission controlling rates. That while one of the greatest financial panics experienced in a century has oc curred since the enactment, of that law, the progress and prosperity of the state of Iowa has continued without Interrup tion. When the law was enacted In that state It was denounced as a movement de signed to confiscate the property of the railway corporations and as certain to bring demoralization and disaster to the railroad interests of the state. The law was enacted, the rates of the railway com mission have been enforced, the railroads have been prosperous. They have continued to extend their lines, to earn fair profits, to render good service. The Iowa railroad commission has lust received high commendation from another source. The Interstate Commerce commis sion set out to secure statistics regarding complaints to the different railway com misFlons, and obtained them from all parts of the country, but the reports show that the best statistical Information came from Iowa and that the work has been better attended to here than elsewhere. LAUNDRYMAN JUS GOOD TIME Oaa Night ta Chicago Costs Five Han. drcd Dollars of Aaother Maa'a Moaey. SIOUX CITT. Ia.. March 22 (Special Tel egram.) Five hundred dollars in a single night Is the fast record made by G. A Refenbury of Des Moines, whose mother lives there now, and who ia under arrest In Sioux City, charged with embezzlement Refenbury, was brought bom last night by Chief Davenport from Chicago, where the l.'iOO wss spent In fast and riotous living. With bim was Camllle Poling, an Inmate of a Sioux City resort, who assisted Refen bury In doing the town. Refenbury is charged with stealing a whole laundry. He had been placed in charge of a Tankton laundry by L. M. Woodward, for whom he sold the concern. Instead of handing over the money, it is alleged, he came to Sioux City. and. taking the Poling girl with him. went to Chicago. He was there Just one day when arrested by the Sioux City chief. who went after him. Of the $850 he took with him be had Just $350 left. He ex plained that the money bad been spent In seeing the town. He didn't remember much about the details. He did remember the hsck cost $25 and then his memory became confused in the recollection of champagne and other items of expense. He was formerly connected with a Des Moines laundry and worked here for Nolen Frazer. WOOL GROWERS FILE PROTEST Raise In Rate on Wool Hits the Western Flockmastera Hard. CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 22 (Special.) The wool growers of Wyoming are up In arms as a result of the announcement that the railroads have raised the rates on wool shipments from $2 to I2.18V4. A meeting has been called to discuss the matter. The railroads say that the raise was necessi tated by the advance by eastern roads of their pro rata from 4IH cents to 63 cents. Two years ago the rate was from $1.30 to $1.60. Prominent wool growers ear that tbey cannot stand the raise and thai. It the railroads insist on the charge it will prac tically ruin many flockmasters, or those that have sustained heavy losses during the winter storms. . Wool growers in ths western and southwestern portions of the state are leading the movement of pro test against the increased rate, and in all probability a Joint conference will be hell with growers from Utah and Idaho and a committee appointed to wait upon the railroads with a request that the old rate at least be restored. Some growers say that even in the event the old rate Is restored many flockmasters will not realize a profit unless, of Course, wool Increases considerably In price. It is estimated that Wyoming will this year produce at least 35,000,000 pounds of wool, and In the event the railroads do not recede from their etand the wool grow ers of this state alone will be called upon to put up $70,000 more to move their wool to market than waa required last year. WYOMING ROADS BLOCKADED Hlh Wind Fills Cnts Almost as Fast as They Are Cleared Oat. CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 22. (Special.) The snow blockade was in effect all day yesterday on the Cheyenne Northern branch of the Colorado A Southern. All cuts between Cheyenne and Glendo were filled with snow that was packed so hard that In places it resisted the efforts of the big rotary plow. A high wind prevailed throughout the day and the cuts were filled with fresh snow almost as fast as the track was cleared by the plows. The rotary which was sent nut at daylight to open tne road, broke down a few miles from town and necessitated a long delay wait ing for repairs. One passenger train was tied up at Wheatland and was not released until today. .,. i A train arrived from the east at noon over the Burlington,1! the first in three days. The trainmen report that deep drifts were encountered between Sterling, Colo., and Cheyenne. The Union Pacific has experienced con siderable trouble, but has been able to keep open and trains moving. Pnte - la Three-Cent Rate. SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. March 22. (Spe cial.) Some weeks ago the members of the State Board of Railroad Commissioners ascertained that the Rock Island company had not reduced Its railroad fare to S cents per mile, as had been done by the other companies with lines in South Da kota, and the matter waa taken up with the proper officials. W. H. Stanley, secre tary of the Board of Railroad Commission ers, has Just received an official communi cation from General Passenger Agent Sebastian of the Rock Island stating that the (-cent rate would go Into effect April 1 next. FORECAST OF THE WEATHER Snow la to Be Common Lot Today of Iowa and Soathern Nebraska. WASHINGTON. Msrch 22. Forecast: For Nebraska Snow or rain la south, fair in north portion Monday; Tuesday, fair and warmer. For Iowa Snow Monday; colder In south east portion; Tuesday, fair. For Illinois Rain and colder Monday; Tuesday, fair except rain or snow In north east portion; fresh southeast winds, becom ing northwest. For Missouri Snow or rain Monday; colder in east and south portions; Tuesday, fair. For Kansas Rain or snow Monday; Tues day, fair and warmer. For Colorado Fair in west, snow in east portion Monday; Tuesday fair and warmer. For Montana Fair Monday and Tuesday; warmer in southeast portion. , Local Record. OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU, OMAHA, March 22. Official record of tem perature and precipitation compared with the corresponding day nf the last three years: 190 1902. 1901. 1900. Maximum temperature.... 35 57 56 71 Minimum temperature.... 80 8 25 3 Mean temperature 32 48 40 M Precipitation 07 .00 .00 .00 Record of temperature and precipitation at Omaha for this day and since March 1, Normal temperature SI Excess for the day Total excess since March 1 1M Normal precipitation 05 Inch Excess for the day 02 inch Total precipitation since March 1.. .30 Inch Deficiency since March 1 63 Inch Deficiency for coi. period in 1902 43 Inch Excess for cor. period in 1901 23 inch Reports from Stations at T(P. M. 1 e so r 2- 3 t : c ; e : a c ; s 5 B : CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Omaha, cloudy Valentine, snowing North Platte, part cloudy.. Cheyenne, part cloudy Bait Lake City, clear Rapid City, mowing Huron, part cloudy Wllllston, cloudy Chicago, clear St. LouU, clear Bt. Paul, cloudy Davcnpurt. cloudy Kansas City, snowing Havre, clear Helena, clear Htamarck. snowing OaJvealon. clear .. S4 351 .06 ... 24 32 T .. 3 8t .00 .. 14 22 .01 ,.. 44 44 .00 .. 18 SO .01 ... 28 8i .00 ... S 22 .00 .. 46 W .00 ... U Bi .00 ,.. 321 34 .00 ... 4 I 60' .( ... 341 40'T ... to til "oO ... ! 40! .00 ... 241.... T ,.. U, ( .00 Its tlon. WELSH, T laalcaua trace of pr Local Forecast OtutUl yon Mm WOOD FILES HIS DEFENSE Oirai Statement ta Boot Denying Major Rathbone'i Charge ADMITS HE WATCHED CUBAN GAMES Sara Only Doty Free Gift Received Waa Properly Admitted Under Existing? Laws by Oca oral Bliss. WASHINGTON, March 22. Brigadier General Leonard A. Wood today placed In the hands of the secretary of war a volun tary statement regarding the charges filed agalaat him by Major E. 0. Rathbone, ex dlrector general of Cuban posts. No offi cial notice of Major Rathbone's charges had been taken, but General Wood received permission to file a statement setting forth bis side of the case before leaving for the Philippines. General Wood leaves Washington on Wednesday afternoon 'for Boston, whence he sails on Thursday for Manila. Pending the action of the secretary General Wood refuses to comment upon the charges, most of which, he says, have been presented before, but he denies that he received any but purely personal gifts while in Cuba. ' Bishop Also Patroa. As to his attendance oa the "Jai allal," a publlo institution at Havana, at which the Spanish national game was played, General . Wood calls attention to the fact that the bishop of Havana was present at the dedication of the institution and con ducted the service on that occasion. As governor general of Cuba it was his policy to establish and maintain cordial relations with the people. Including the Spaniards. He felt that it was but an appreciation of Spanish institutions for him to recog nize and patronize the Spanish national game, which corresponds closely ta the American game of racquets, and he made it a point to attend the "jai allal" quite often In the evenings, being accompanied by several of his aides. The latter also received professional Instruction In the game. The Institution had a drinking and bet ting privilege legally granted by the au thorities and waa attended in the evenings by from 2,000 to 2,000 people. Merchaata Preseat Silver Plate. Last May, on the Sunday before his de parture, he was asked to receive a delega tion of Spanish merchants who desired to present him a personal testimonial of their esteem. This proved to be a handsome silver service. General Tasker H. Bliss, then In charge of the cuatoms service, ad mitted the gift free of duty, first, because, under the law, no duty was collected on importations for officials and soldiers of the United States, and, secondly, because the law provided also for the free Im portation of household goods and personal effects which were not to remain perma nently in the island. As the cuatoms bouses had been closed in order that the governor general, might make a complete return of the funds in the treasury at tne hour of the American evacuation, General Bliss could issue no bonds for the ad mission of the gift, hut he personally ex amined it and caused Its free entry. General Wood said tonight that he would leave with each member of the senate Cuban committee a copy of his statement to Secretary Root and he was ready at any time to appear before that committee and reply to any charges brought against him. VETO CLOUDS SUFFRAGISTS trlaona Executive Befases to Sign Franchise BUI and Disappoints Women's Convention. NEW ORLEANS, March 22. The only cloud on the national suffrage convention yesterday was the story from Arizona that the governor had vetoed the equal suffrage bill. Mrs. Catt drew consolation from the fact that the legislature elected by the people passed the bill, while the veto wss by one. man appointed by the president. The afternoon session was a memorial meeting in honor of Elizabeth Cady Stan ton, the principal eulogy being delivered by Susan B. Anthony, sole aurvlvor of the tour founders. At night Rev. Marie Jenny of Iowa told "why women do not vote." VETOES SUGAR BOUNTIES WaaBlaa-toa Goveraor Befases to Use Bill Which Woald Aid Prod acers. OLYMPIA, Wash., March 22. Governor McBride has . vetoed the bill providing a bounty of 1 cent per pound oa all beet sugar produced la the stats. 1 ' The Misfortune of Mary "I'm afraid, ma'am." said Mary. "that these crackers are spoiled entirely." 1 thought I could run around to the grocery between the showers ' and get back without getting wet but while he was getting the crackers weighed out and tied up it began to rain again." 1 started to run home and the string came off and the bag dropped and the crackers got broken and wet and I guess I might as well throw them out" And all because Mary's mistress had never la the In-cr-Mal fackage. which preserves the goodneu of biscuit, crackers and wafers. National biscuit company CHINESE MISSIONARIES ARM Prepare to Beslat Boxer Mains; Which Natives and Whites Alike See Coming;. VICTORIA, B. C, March 22. Twar, which arrived today from Yokohama and the Orient, brought news that some of the Roman Cathollo missionaries in North China are arming because of the fear of further Boxer uprisings. Native papers at Nanking report that rebels are being massed at different points along the Yangtse preparatory to rising, and a telegram from Klukiang says the situation there la critical. Regarding the Kwangsl rebellion some of the native papers say the rebels are planning an attack on Kwellin, the provincial capital. Works Wondera for Women. Electric Bitters Invigorate the female system and cures nervousness, headache, backache and constipation, or no pay. 60c For sals by Kuhn Co. RACE AT BENNINGS TODAY Spring; Season Opens at Washington with Brilliant Eaalae Assemblage. WASHINGTON. March 22. Everything Is in readiness for the spring season of rsclng at Benning!), which begins tomorrow. Most of the leading stables will be represented. Following are the entries for the opening day: First race, for 3-year-olds and up six furlongs: Blue and Orange- 9k; Star' and Garter. J06; Metstersinger, 115; Sam Craig, 115; OrlolT, PH ; Alhambra, 89: Lord Badge, 115; Ahola, 103. . Second race, khe Arlington stake, for 2-year-olds one-half mile: Hazelwood, 112; Adel Trebla. 109; Race King, 112; Orlza, 109; Petunia. 11; Spring, 112; Judge, 112; Peter Paul 109; Swlvlt, 109. Third race, steeplechase, about two miles: Oold Ray, 132; Kate Spottswood. 147; Qum Honey, 135; Charles O'Malley 158. Fourth race, Benninga spring handicap, six furlonga: Syrlln 126; Namtor, 125; De murrer, 120; Hlmself,'ll2; Paly, 107; Marshnl Nell. Ill; April Shower, Ho; Ahumada. 109; Cyrous, 105; Alan, 104; Athelroy 102; Blue and Orange, 104; Honolulu, 104; Tugal Bey, 100; Arrah Gowan, 100; Shrine 99; Dark Planet, 97; Ahola, 96. - Fifth race, for maiden S-year-olds and upward, seven furlongs: Lucky Day, 102; Alum Water 116; Cherubim 102; Hint, 102; Mezzo, 97; Catch Me, 97; Flo Rusaell, 114; Adele Harding, 97; Russell Garth 102; Ben dora, 102; Black Diana 97; Geisha Oirl, 97; Michaelmas, 107; Welnerwurat. 102: Lowly. 97. Sixth race, selling for S-year-olds and up ward one mile and forty yards: Alado, 107; Dark Planet, 93; Gibson Light, 92; Ray 101; Shrine, 90; Ben Eckart, 110; Carroll D., 106; Mopketo, 102; Boney Boy, 107; St. Sever, 105: Brisk. 107. DETROIT SEEKS BIG RACF Offers Large Pars (op Hatch Be tween MeChesney and Hermls. DETROIT. March 22. D. J. Campau, president of the Detroit Jockey club, to night telegraphed to E. E. Smathers, owner of McCheBney and Mr. Bell, who owns Hermls, saying that the Detroit Jockey club ill offer a large purse for a race between these two horses during the June meeting. Mr. Campau named no figures In his mes sages, but saya a purse large enough to bring the horses here will be offered It the owners will agree to the race. "I think," said Mr. Campau "that the prospects of matching McOhesnev and Hermls for our meeting are good. Detroit Is neutral ground between the east and west and for that reason the ideal place for a race between the champions of the east and west." Today's Little Bock Entries. LITTLE ROCK. Ark., March 2!. The annual spring meeting of the Arkansas Jockey club will open at Clinton Park to morrow. A large number of horses have been shipped, here to be entered for the different purses. The heavy rains of last week have not Injured the track to any ex tent. The entries for the first day's faces are as follows: Flrat race, R. A. Furth nurse for 2-year-old (lilies, alx furlongs: Check Morgan, 108; Urookwood Belle, 108; Cano&aa, 108; Achebu, lus; Nanan, 108. Second race. Merchants hotel nurse, five and a half furlonga: Geoertuga, 95; Doctor Kammerer. 108; Miotic. 90; Indian Child 95; Kings Lady 102; Milky Way, 98; Never DUf II, JUO, CIJUl nuvt Third race, six furlongs: Honey Wood. 103; Claude Walton, l'jtf; Invlrtus. 106; Miss Dora. 95: Boomerack. Ill; John Grlgabv, 106; Tenny. Belle 112; Chorus Boy, 108; Jerry num. ju; neaueer, no; ta i. yn. Fourth race. Capitol hotel stakes, for 2-year-olds, four furlongs; Hartnr Kesartus 115; Haunt Du Geachen, 118; Cnmnra, 115; Gardova. 115; Ascot. 115; Fnghorn, 118; Im boden, 118; Check Morgan 115. Fifth race for 4-year-olda and upward. six furlongs: The Light. H6: Wsx Taper, ; FiintiocK. cart nanier, in; Kamr 111: Dewev. 111. Sixth race, Merchants Transfer company Surse, one mile: Henglst. I'; Spurs, 100; oe Collins. H6; Optimo, 1'; Fonapray, 107; Trocadero. 106; Flaneur, 113; Lee Bruno, 107. Peoria Ball Park Flooded. PEORIA III. March 22. (Special Tele gram. ) High waters In the Illinois river threaten to flood the Western league park. making It a hazardous proposition for Peoria to open the season at tome. Presi dent ISInimnns of the local team has ap pealed to President Sextnu to change the acht-dule to avoid Peoria during April. Prettldent Bexton will arrive tomorrow to investigate. i I tried STEEL TRUST REACHES OUT Seeks to Acquire Another Big Independent ! Pittsburg Pro pert j. EIGHTY MILLION SAID TO BE ASKEt Schwab Will Look Over Plant sad Probably As;ree to Fnrehasa Jones Lana-hlla lateresta for Combine. riTTSBURQ, Pa., March 22. The chlei cause of Charles M. Schwab's visit to Pitts burg is said to be In furtherance of the ne gotiations for the mills, furnaces, coal and ore lands of the Jones ft Laughlln Steel company. It is reported that Mr. Schwab was to make a personal Inspection of the local plants of the company, but In any case he will secure from experts an excellent Idea of the value of the machinery. . Tentative proposals to buy out the Jones ft Laughlln interests were made before the Union Steel company waa aqulred by the trust, but the Jones Laughlln com pany was averse to disposing f Its plants.. Later It became' known thatit-mlght sell if it got- Its price, said to be approximately' $80,000,000. The' hitch in the negotiations ta not so much over a question of value as over the method of payment In case the corporation bought out the company. The trust desired to take over the Jones A Laughlln com pany In return for bonds, but the company demanded the greater part in cash. OREGON DEAL IS CONFIRMED Los Angeles Paper Saya Clark's Road Pays Eight Million Dollars for New Lines. A 1 LOS ANGELES, Cal.. March 22 The ? Times today quotes an officer of tho Salt 1 Lake road as follows: "The Sao Pedro, H Los Angeles 4b Salt Lake railroad has pur- ' chased for about $8,000,000 all the lines -' owned by the Oregon Short Line, or con trolled by It, lying aouth of Salt Lake City , and extending to Callentes, Nevada. The ; total mileage bought, . Including branch lines, is more than BOX)." ' Furthermore, It Is stipulated that the deal shall Include a portion of the rolling stock and equipment of the purchased lines. The transfer is to be made and the Salt Lake company Is to take possession as soon as the remaining legal formalities tun ' be carried out. The Oregon 8hort Line company, nf course, abandons all Intention of building to the Pacific coast, but a complete line through to Salt Lake will probably be in operation within a year after the trans. ' fer Is made. BRINGS RAILROAD TO TIME St. Joseph Wins All It Demanded f the Rock Island Road. ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. March 22. (Special Telegram.) The Commercial club and cor porate interest of this city, which have been waging a war on the Rock Island railway for four months, resulting finally in a severe boycott on all freight and pss- senger business, have won every point de- n.anded, which Includes two new trains and through sleeper service oa all lines of the company radiating from or near this city. The controversy started over the discontinuance by the railway of through sleeping car service between this point and Chicago. CRAWLS UNDER HOUSE TO DIE Teaaesseo Man Shot Pen Times Sneenmba la Retire meat. KNOXVILLE, Ten a., March 21. Karl Fountain, aged 25, and James Shoemaker, aged 18, were shot by Will Collins, aged 30, today. Fountain was shot in four places and crawled under a house, where he died. Shoemaker was found wounded by the po lice, but refused to make any statement, and It waa not until Fountain's body waa found, four hours later that anyone knew be had been killed. Collins escaped. PBSffl devises dainty dumpllnsv I I Af 11