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TITH OMAHA DAILY mZT.: BUNDAY, NOVKMiTRR 1, 1003.
Tel. -! w cxona iatuh dats ax t p. m. wklclTS "Cwftnre ki the Tmtrrt takes a bA capshta at statin the III areaae bl ana 'itf ef asking Ik at ill wirll sppr.eJatlag Pre m A Onr entire line of the celebrated "Orlwoola" Flannels go on eale at 75c -per yard. These fine Imported Scotch flannels were sold in Omaha ex clusively by us. They are sold the country over at f 1.00 per yard. To close lhem out, we place them on special sale at 75c per yard. 1'eople who know this flannel and appreciate a fine quality, will take advantage of this opportunity. , Cloak Department. LADIES' 8HIRT WAISTS perfect fitting, pretty styles, in ell-over blsck lace at $12.. VELVET WAIST8-in nary and black and white metallic at M 50. ' BRILLIANT1NE WAISTS-et $3.00 and $3.60. '' . ' petticoats in black iik-at $5.00, $e.50. $7.80, $10.06 and 111.50. '. 1 ,'. , PETTICOATS In fine black mercerised cotton at, 11.00. , NEW DRESS SKIRTS Very hamlsoma styles, elegant materials, moetperfect U fit-et 110.00, IllSO, $15.00 and $18.00. j ... STYLISH COATS-The very latest effects of fitted and .half-fitted backs-at 1 50, $12.60. 1S. A, up to $S0.00. - -1 FINE TUR SCARFS Made of extra fine selected skins, In marten, fox. beayer, bear, squirrel and other stylish furs-from $10.00 tov$4.00..' . , ;?.'-,'. .' '. ' .' .11 ihi iira (y?a (Y. M. C. A. BuUding,. Corner Sixteenth and Douglu St) THREE MEN DIE IN A MINE Thej Are Crashed Under a Hnge Ussi of Slat from the Boot IT IS KN0CKE0 LOOSE , BY , A CA BaBBBBa)amaB ' Twa Others Are go Badly Hart that Tbey May pl,' While Two Beaa with Only Slight i Injarles. PEORIA. 111., Oct. II. Word has Just reached bare that three men were killed and two injured tn an accident at " the Xewsam coal mine at Farming-ton. - The man hud been lowered tn the cage to the bottom of the shaft and, entering a mule car, started to work. In making a turn near the switch the car Jumped the track, ran into the side ot an entry, knock ing down the prop. . This loosened a mass of alate, which dropped on the men. McKann and Ander son were Instantly killed and Williams tiled a . half ..hour later. Robert Anderson was severely injured end may die. The mine was the property of the New sam brothers of this city. The killed: MYRON M'KANN. ERNEST ANDERSON. JACK WILLIAMS. ' Severely Injured: Robert Anderson. William Brown, boy. . Slightly Injured: Leddy Bowen, boy.' W1U Thurston, mule driver. . ' MEDIATION PROVES A FAILURE Meaieas Committee Cam Deviso No Plan to Ope a Mines at ' Batte. '' V' j . BUTTE, Mont", Oct. U.'-The committee on mediation called a the request of the Chamber of Commerce of Great Falls and with the consent of representatives of the United Copper company and the Amalga mated Copper company, after a session lasting two days, came to the conclusion this afternoon that It could not find any solution of the Butte shutdown' situation. The statement issued and signed by the members of the committee Is given here with: BUTTE, Mont., Oct. 81. Herbert Stevens, Preatdeut Great Falls Business Men's As-siK-lation: We, the undersigned members ii f tha mediation committee, entered upon the discharge of our duties realising tha niftKtitludo and difficulty of the work. Nev-ei-Uinles we have labored asslduoualy to , accnmllsh the purpose of our appointment. We have failed to obtain stipulation from the parties litigated which will insure a resumption by the Amalgamated Copper company and have been unable to devlsj any plan looking to that end which did not Involve the mutual consent of the par ties interested. . We regret this exceedingly and hope some 'common ground may yet be found by the parties themselves upon which they can stand. J. xiiui.. . , W. A. CLARK. . J. K. TOOI.K, . ' PARIS GIBSON. All of the fires In the great Washoe smelt ers at Anaconda were withdrawn ton'.ght A week tgo over 300 men found employ ment there. Nearly 100 pedple left Anaconda on the evening trains for points east and west. NO DECISION TILL MONDAY Colorado Coort-Martlal Adjoara After Hearlaa- Argnmeats by Oppos ing Coaasel. DENVER. Oct. 81. The court-martial for trial of Brigadier General John Chase, commanding officer of the Colorado Na tioiuil Guard, charged with perjury and disobedience of orders of the government. lUtuned to arguments by the opposing at torneys on the latter charge today, and took -the caae under advisement. Adjourn ment was taken until Monday. The charge of perjury was practically dismissed yes. terduy. , y DEATH RECORD. V Chavtes P. Kaha. BMATRICE, Neb... Oct 41. (Special.) Charles F. Kuhn died Thursday night at his boms In West Beatrice after a lingering lllneas of tuberculosis, aged 88 years. He Is survived by a widow and two children. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon it the German Lutheran church. Inter rent was In Evergreen Home cemetery. ii r r 1r7TimT7mn n - Li.JlUI I IriU'lAi the P-m and horror of M aa aa child-birth. The thought of the suffering and danger in store for her, robt the expectant mother or ail pleasant anticipations ol tne shadow of gloom which cannot be have found that the use of Mother's Friend during prermancy robs confinement of all pain and clanger, and child. This scientific liniment time of their most critical trial. r . I I. I carry women saieiy inrougn uia gently prepares tho system for the sickness," and other dis- fi.oo per bottle. Book i e a? 'a containing vaiuaoie luiormauon tree. 11 OJ; ' ' Iff i Tia PrmAtlA Boi.latn f.- Atlanta.. (L. : I If 1 1 1 'J J Bm, Not. i. 1901 , , Special Sale or f lanneis USE DOG v" FOR - MESSENGER Reporters Barred from Blair's Home Receive Reports Collar. -' at Pet. ST. LOUIS, Oct 81. The strictest seclu slon is now maintained at the home of James L. Blair, who Is still Improving from his recent collapse. Excepting in rare In stances no visitors are admitted. Mr. Blair's physician makes occasional visits but does not remain long. As newspaper men have been refused admittance to the premises they, hit upon the scheme of tying messages to the collar of Mrs. Blair's pet dog. . The canine eoems to appreciate tbe situation and scurries Into the house every time a messago is attached. Sometimes replies are sent back by the same means of cummunl- catlon. and it was learned today that Mr. Blair continues to move about the house on crutches and. reads the newspapers exten sively. Deputy sheriffs have been unable to find Andrew Blair, brother of James L. Blair, who is wanted as a witness by the grand jury'. ' It is believed lie has gone to On clnnatl. James T. Roberts, who firat accused Mr. Blair of illegal transactions, visited the office of United States District Attorney Dyer . today and .made Inquiry as to the punishment for a violation of the federal statute which forbids the use of malls with purpose of defrauding. Roberts spoke .of the charges against Blair,' and said that as mall matter had been transmitted tn the transaction of cer tain of Blair's business, it was probably an indictable offense. Roberts left the of fice with the understanding that he would call again. KILLS HIMSELF WITH PJPLE I Former yalrkory -Maa Blows Oat Bralas at His Boat la Los Aageles . . LOS ANGELES, Oct, 81, Fred A. RIdder, a German saloon keeper, SI years old, has oommltted suicide In a sensational manner a hla-home In this city. With his wife and two children standing before the door of his bedroom, In, which he had locked himself, and with words of entreaty and prayer "for him not to. injure himself, RIdder blew out his 'brains wish rifle. RIdder came to Los Angeles last May from Falrbury, Neb. FAIRBURT, Neb., Oct 31;i-(8peolal Tele gram.) Ferd A. Rider, who committed sui cide at Los Angeles yesterday, resided In Falrbury eleven years and was engaged In the saloon business until last April, when he tUspoeed of his property here and re- moved to California. He was about 40 years old and leaves a wife and two young boys. A younger brother killed himself b shoot ing five years ago In this city, FATHER OF D0WIE INTERVIEWED Saya Records Will Show that His Son Was Bora ta Lawfal Wedlock. ESSEX, la., Oct. 81.-sJohn Murray Dowle, In regard to the statement mads by his eon, The statement that I am not the father of John Alexander Dowie Is the greatest riiyin uror uuoitu uy wis raiiuin or man. It Is Scandalous that my son should re- pudlate me after I have done so much for him. He Is my son and was born in lawful Wedlock no one csn qeny it. The records may db naa at tne jrreat reg- Prlncess street, Edinburgh. Scotland. I have always lived a quiet, peaceful Christian life and It break tn heart to have this trouble come toward the eua The resemblance between John Murray uowie ana -jonn-Alexander vowie la so close that the father has oftoa been taken fqr the son. LYNCHEHAUN IS -NOW FREE I'alted States Commissioner that Irish Crime Was a Political One. Holds IMDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. Sl.-Federal Commissioner Moorea this afternoon In a long decision released James M. Lynche- haun, the Irish refugee. He held the crime to have been of a political nature. He began .reading his decision In the T.Vnrhhaiiin ja at IHI n m TKai tn. mcnt will require an hour to read. Before kaalnnln- Anm I V. . , a. a. .1... what its effect would be. From Its tenor It 1. almost certain that he will releaM Lynchehaun. He says that while the crime was brutal, it was of a political na ture, and therefore not extraditable. Ii an ordeal which all women approach with indescribable fear, for nT? nothing compare with coming event, and casts over her t shaken off ' Thousands of women and insures safety to life of mother is a god-send to all women at the Not only does Mother's Friend Jr ....... . . penis ot cbild-birth. but its uso.v coming event, prevents morning aWnar rm mm mna iMt BEFORE BALLOTS ARE CAST forecast of Probable Berolt in Gonteits of Kstienal Interest REPUBLICAN PROSPECTS ARE BRIGHT la Okie Democrats Only Claim Ele- tlaa of I.ea-lelatnre, -Oaacedlas Ik State Ticket ta -. Repnbllean Tarty. CINCINNATI, Oct H. The campaign In Ohio Is practically closed tonight, . with rallies everywhere. The election Tuesday Is for a full state ticket and members of the legislature that selects a successor to United States Sen ator Hanna. For the first time in Ohio the two parties have had nominees for sen ator. The republican state conventions of U9S and-1901 endorsed Forakor- for sen- tor and those of 1897 and 1903 endorsed Hanna for senator. Ohio democrats never made an endorsement until last- August, when John P. Clarke of Cleveland was en dorsed. The senatorial, fight In Ohio has predominated over state affairs. John P. Clarke's 4 speeches have been directed against Senator Hanna. Mayor Tons L. Johnson and other democratic speakers have also made Hanna the target of their attaoks. .... 1 Senator Hanna aimed his speeches at Mayor Johnson more than at his senatorial opponent. Johnson was charged with being the real candidate for senator as well as for governor and prospectively a candidate for the democratic nomination for presi dent next year. The republicans have brought Into the campaign many prominent speakers. In cluding senators and ' congressmen from other states, but no unusual Interest was manifested except at the meetings of Hanna, who has been a greater drawing card than ever before. With the exception of Bryan, the democrats have had very few prominent men on the stump. None of the old leaders In Ohio or from other states participated The Indications are that Johnson will get most of the socialist votes, which was over 17,000 last year, but It is doubtful If the whole of that vote would equal his democratic losses. All predictions are that the republicans will elect their state ticket by a large plurality and the only claim of the democrats Is for the legislature, Forecast 'of New York. NEW YORK, Oct. 31. Three days before the municipal election well Informed men on either side find themselves unaoie to predict the outcome of the election. It seems probable that the election will be very close and that a few thousand votes will decide whether Seth Low or George B. McClellan will be mayor for the next two years. William S. Devery, who la run ning Independently, is not regarded seri ously as a candidate. All the leaders today Issued estimates of large majorities for their tickets, Charles E. Murphy, claiming the election of the democratic ticket by 100,000. M. Linn Bruce and R. Fulton Cut ting declared that Low will be elected by about 83,000, as many as In 1001, or per haps more, and. even Pevery said that his election Is certain. It is known, however, that none of them has confidents in his published estimate!) and that either side looks for the election of Its candidate by a small plurality. .Not only 'be return of the democrats to the control of the city's government, but the leadership of Murphy In .Tammany iiau. la invoiveu in mw hubb.o. uuiu, It Is generally believed, was placed in the leadershln by Richard Croker and It la thought, that defeat would mean his dep osltton. . . Little Iaterest la Colorado. DENVER, Oct Little Interest, has been taken by the general public In the campaign preceding the election of a judge of the state .supreme court, which will be held next .Tuesday. No public meetings have been held and the electioneering work has been confined almost entirely to the newspapers, The list of nominations for tne juageamp follows: Democrat, Adair Wilson; repuD' llcan. John Campbell; populist, Frank W. Owera: socialist, Channlng Sweet; socialist- labor. I. N. Knight Either Campbell, who is at present cniei justice, or Wilson, a former Judge of the court of appeals, will be elected. Owers' candidacy Is regarded as helpful to the republican candidate. Just as his candidacy for the aovernorsmp was a year me vote undoubtedly will be light, and the re sult cannot be told until the votes are counted. Outlook In Iowa. rncH MOINES. Ia.. Oct. 81 Interest tn the Iowa campaign, which closed tonight was centralised w a number of contests in representative and senatorial districts. Factional contests among republicans In several counties have led the democrat to expect to Increase their vote In the legls- i.hi. Aoatliv SS 10 me siaie lu causes a light vote to . .VTI dieted, with an attendant roduction in the I .nnhlleaiv nlurallty. cnairmaa Bpura m republics " "u -nmmittea nredlcts a the .republican etate committee preaicts a I nlurallty for Governor Cummins or Dot i. go 000. Chairman Jackson ot tne " " ' ,,,. Cummins' nlu- I democratic committee says cummins piu rallty win noi ".- Rhode Island Campalaa. PROVIDENCE, R. I-. Oct Sl.-The sUte political campaign wae Prcy con cluded tonight. On Tuesday Rhode Island will vote for- all state - uunn.. .UU...B members of the legislature. Governor "L. F Cj Garvin of Cumuenanu, uib m yc.a ocVatlo chief executive ot the state in twelve years, who defeated the republican I!!," . it vear by 7,500 plurality, Is a candidate for re-election, and the leaders! of his party say ne na, The republican candidate Is Colonel 8. P. t,..,.. Prnvldence. whose popularity is I w,llrht to ba sufficient to overcome, the I democratic plurality obtained last year, . v Maaaachasetts. " , Mmnala BOSTON. Oct. W -The 1S eampahjn was practically closeu i"'.' for governor. I hnlrl that tneir - Colonel William Gaston, I .,..1UV I ! 1 R 11 V SlVeU 111 overoome tha in the state to the republican canuiaate, m , - .mall margin.. The repuWicap. that Governor Jonn aio "... elected by a safe plurality. Warm. 8a Old lentockyv LOUISVILLE. Oct M.-A flying trip from Covington into Louisville, with numerous speeches onroute. brought to a close the campaign of Governor J. C. W. Beckham tot re-election. His republican opponent Colonel Morris Belknap, who is a wealthy Ijulsvllle business man and a Spanish war veteran, wound up bis seven weeks' work by a speech at the Auditorium tonight. Tha contest has been remarkable for its vigor, and has been characterised by con siderable bitterness. Colonel Belknap made his fight principally on the pardon record of Governor Beckham, while the cry of the democrats has been that a vote for Belknap meant the pardoning of those convicted of the murder of Oovernor Goe- bel. . False registration In Louisville hsa been charged by both sides and yeaterday the tepubllcans swore out 160 warrants which they say they will have served on election day when those charged with Illegal regis tration appear to cast their ballots. It la believed that the democrats will carry Louisville by 8,ono to t.ouo, but the repub licans claim they will carry the smaller iens by enough to offset this. The ae- leotloir of a euocensor to the laU Vtnecnt Homing, congressman from the Eleventh district, will not take place until November , 10. Tbls district Is strongly republican- Salt Lake's Warm Campalga. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct U.-The present municipal campaign hae been one of the most hotly contested since" the days of the old liberal and church pertie Charges that tbe Mormon church was taking an active part, and the reflection of many republican leaders, headed by Na tional Committeeman "Sautsbury, have re sulted In considerable bitterness and the largest registration ever known here. R. P. Morris, present county recorder, Is the democratic) candidate for mayor. Frank Knox, a' banker, heads the . republican ticket. Both Claim Maryland. BALTIMORE, Oct 81. Tbe campaign In Maryland, which closed tonight was al most unprecedented In the history ot the state for enthusiasm and partisan activity. John R. Hanna, chairman of the repub lican state central committee, In a formal statement late this afternoon. Said he would not give out any figures as to the expected actual majorities tn the various counties, but claims that a decided triumph Is as sured. ' Murray Vandlver, chairman of the demo cratic state central committee, also Issued a statement this afternoon claiming that the democrats will carry the state by 15,000 majority. ITALIAN KING BAD HORSEMAN Kaows Bo I.ljtle Aboat Rldlaa; Ho Is jOhlla-ed to Moaat from a tool. (Copyright 193j by Press Publishing Co.) PARIS, Oct 8L-(Nw York World Cable gramSpecial Telegram.) Now that the royal guests have gone Parisians are talk ing about an event that was glossed over during the visit out Of politeness. At the grand review it was. noticed that the king of Italy did not mount his horse before the multitude. Le Crlade Paris says that the horse was led Into a tent, where the king stepped on a stool, his legs not being long enough to mount from the ground,. and adds that for a week prior to the king's arrival the smallest pupil at the Ecole de Saumur practiced mounting the horse from a low stool wearing In his hat lofty nodding plumes, such as the king wore later at the review, with the idea of habituating tho horse to stand still while the king thus mounted. The flaper says pofslbly the. king only walked his liorse before the troops because of a fear of possibilities should a bolder gait be attempted, and thinks an equestrian statue to the king would be out of place. The same paper says that General Andre. mounted on a magnificent white horse, was regarded as Imitating Boulanger,- and fre quent cries of, "Viva Boulanger!" were hoard, r ' DISAGREEMENT OVER ALCOHOL Frenchmen Bo JSot Aarree with Atwater on Food Value ot the Mqeld. Dr. (Copyright. 1908. by Press Publishing Co.) .-AJtlS, Oct 81 (New York World -Ta. I legram Special Telegram.) The ant! alcoholic congress, opened with such eclat oy casimir-Perler, continues, the most Interesting feature to Americans being the fact that Duelaux, the feeding French scientist, as been-: bitterly scored by his fellow members of the congress for Indors Ing many ot the theories nd Ideas of tbe American, Tr, Atwater, as to the tike of alcohol as a food eubstance. Eugene Jtostand makes a plea for savings Institutions as ths' gt-eatest' -force gainst the, evil of alcohol, whereas (ilcbh'OI Is' the greatest,, foe of savings, end to inculcate the. saving , habit- eradicates drinking habits. MARRIES AN AMERICAN GIRL Tales Haret, French V rltrr, Falls to Practice What lie Has Preached. (Copyright 1903, by Press Publishing Co.) PARIS, Oct. 81 (New York World Cable, gram Special Telegram.) Jules Iluret, i French writer, who has actually found eoirethlng to criticise in the American glrli biiu who says tne American cannot love as passionately as the Frenchman, returned the other day to Paris after a long ab sence. To a request from the Lodon Chronicle for en interview he sent the following tele gram: "Mon Cher Confrere: I regret to be unable to give you an appointment this week. I am getting married tomorrow, an American, and, we leave, the same even Ing for the south. I hone you will excuse me In vlew'bf the circumstances. - ' JULES HURET. MISSING; WOMAN IS LOCATED Disappears from Home la Celorade prlags and Foaad la City ol Cripple Creek. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 81. Mrs. Margaret K. Kelso, a young woman who disappeared from her boarding house In this city October 6. has been located In Cripple Creek, and will be cared for tempo rarily by the pollre department. It Is learned that Miss Kelso Is from Phil. adelphla, though she says shi came from Pittsburg. Her brother recently died In Pittsburg. Her friends In the east have been notified. '- Will Be Baet to Death. SALT LAKE CITT, Oct. 81. Unless th State Board of Pardons intervenes Peter Mortensen, the murderer of James R. Hay, will be shot to death at the state nenlten. tlary here November 30. the supreme court having refused him a new trial. A FOOD RESCUE . What Tbyslelaa's Wife Found Oat, The wife of a well-known physician of Oakland, Cal., was brought back to health and strength by food alone at a tima whan she had prepared tu die. She says of her experience; "I am tha wife of a physician and have suffered from catarrh of the stomach mors than ten years, during which time I suffered untold agonies of mind and body, for I oould no eat solid food, and even liquid foods gave me great distress. "I waa brought at last to confront tha crisis of my life. I actually made ready for my departure from friends and huttband, for I expected to die. When in that state wss Induced to try Grape-Nuts, anl the wonderful effects of this food prove com pletely that all my trouble was duo to l:u proper feeding. "I began to improve immediately and m weight Increased until I have gained ta pounds since I began the use of Grape. Nuts, while my stomach Is as sound and well as ever It was, and my husband gives all the credit fur my wonderful recovery to Grape-Nuts. I have no set time for eatin Grape-Nuts, but Just feast on it wheneve I pleaae. I wish I might tell my sisters everywhere of the marvelous health and strength-giving, fiesh-butldlng elements ot Grape-Nuts." Name given by Post urn Co, Battle Creek. Mich. Look In each package for a copy of the r.tnoua Uttle book, "The Road le We'l vtlls.M DAY SET FOR THANKSGIVING President Issues Proclamation Deslgnatta Thuridaj, Hovember 26, as Time. AUDITOR CASTLE MAKES HIS . REPORT aye that Preseat System at Cheeking Aceoaata la Cendnclve to Dis honesty and Bhoatd Be Chanced. WASHINGTON, Oct. 81. The president today Issued bis annual Thanksgiving proc lamation In the following terms: I)y the President of tha L'nited States of America: , Proclamation: The .eautnn M mt hnnif when. .rrTirritna- to the custom ot our people, it tails upon the president to appoint a day of ptalse Slid IhanksKlvtna to God. Uuiinv the last year ths Lord has dealt bountifully wnn us, giving us peace at nome ana broad ana the chance for our citizens to work for their welfare unhindered by war, famine or plague. It behooves us not only to rejoice greatly becaune of what has been given us, but to accept It with a solemn setine of responsibility, realising mni unuer neaven it rests witn us our selves to show that we are worthv to use aright what has thus been intrasted to our care. In no other place and at no other time has the experiment of the people, by the people, and for the people been tried on so vast a scale as here In our own country In the opening years of the twentieth cen tury. Failure would not only be a dreadful thing for us, but a dreadful thing for ail mankind, because It would mean loss of hope for all who believe In the power and the righteousness of liberty. Therofore, In thanking Ood for the mercies extended to us in the pant, we beseech him that he may not withhold them In the future and that our hearts may be aroused to war steadfastly for good and against all the forces of evil, public and private. We fray for strength and light, so that in he coming years we may with cleanliness, fearlessneHS and wisdom do our allotted work on the earth in such manner as to show that we are not altoaether unworthy of the bleating we have received. now. wererore. I. Tneotiors Roosevelt. president ot the United States, do hereby designate as a day of general thanksgiving Thursday, the "Gth of the coming Novem ber, ami do recommend that throughout tna land people cease from tneir wontea Occupations and In their several homes and places of worship render thanks unto Almighty God for His manifold mercies. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and rttined the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the cltv of Washlnirton this thirty-first day of October, In the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and three, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty- ignin. . inraimiKK kuubevblt. JOH.N HAY, Secretary of State. By the President. Report of Postal Aadltor. Various recommendations to cure defects in accounting methods under which abuses have occurred are made by . Henry A. Castle, auditor for the Postofflce de partment in his annual report to the sec retary of the treasury and the postmaster general. He says that tbe detects pointed out make Infinitely greater postal abuses than those already disclosed not only pos sible, but safe. .The report says the ag gregate transactions of the postal service during the fiscal year were 11.026,731,408, as Hows: Revenues, 8134,221,443; expenditures. J138,7St,4S8; total amount of money orders issued, 838,863,GS4; money orders paid, 8364, 85,8X ilt. Castle says: "Presumptively there Is 'double audit' ot all governmental re ceipts "and disbursements, but, literally, under existing laws and conditions, 80 per cent ot the postal transactions can have no examination whatever in the Postofflce department. Less than 1160,000,000 Of the 81,000,000,000 annual transactions can have the shadow ot a 'double audit.' " As to claims for railway . tranivortaUon. aggregating about-140,000,000 a year, the re port says, the auditor must rely wholly on the bald statement of tho lepsrtment authorities that the amounts certified .are due and payable. To Stop Grafting;. The auditor tecommends that congress amend the laws so - as to provide when "any branch ot the government desires to use a patented article In the public service some Just mot hod of deciding on the value of that article, based on coat of manufac ture, reasonable profit and fair royalty, and that the same can be fixed as the price to be paid therefor. The manufacturer would doubtless in all cases be willing to accept the price thus established. He would have no motive for offering bribes to any official for approving the sale, and the government would secure the desired Improvement at a minimum cost. If the manufacturer should refuse the price thus established, provision might be made for Invalidating the patent as to articles re quired for the publlo service." This recommendation is based oh the al leged criminal practices, for which trials are now pending, for attempts In every in stance, the auditor says, have occurred In the purchase of articles covered by pat ents, and as to which the general principle prevailing In purchasing government sup plies on Competitive bids cannot be en forced. '. As to Jewish Massacres. The last chapter in the history of the agitation, for the present, at least, result ing from the Kishlneff massacre, waa writ ten today when Simon Wolff of this city, representing the executive committee of the B'nal B'rlth, called by appointment at the State department and presented to Secretary Hay the petition which has been In circulation throughout the United States fo'r several months. ' directed to the ' presi dent, and which the Russian government declined to receive. It will remain perma nently at the department. The text of the petition Itself has already been published, and attached to It when presented today were the signatures ot 60,- 000 representative Americans of all creeds. Tho petition was accompanied by a letter to Secretary Hay from Leo M. Levy, pres ident of the executive committee of tbe B'nal B'rith, to which Secretary Hay re plied. Change at Port Crook. Contract Surgeon James Ashburn Is re lieved ftom. duty at Fort Crook and will proceed to relieve Contract Surgeon Sam 8. Turney. Contract Surgeon F. A. Hod son la relieved from duty at Fort Macken sle and will proceed to the Philippines tor duty. Importing Fewer Lnxorles. A significant fact Is noted In the tress ury statement Issued at the close of bust ness today. It Is that the recelpte and ex penditures of the government for the first four months ot the present fiscal year are practically the same, the surplus being so small aa to be only a fraction of tha ag gregate. One year agothe surplus for the sams months of the fiscal year was 8i8.S00.0OO, to which $5,000,000 of anticipated Interest should properly be added, making a total of almost exactly one-third of that for the entire fiscal year, which Anally stood at 164,000,000. There is no similar anticipa tion of Interest during the four months of this fiscal year, and there practically no surplus. The total receipts for the fiscal year have been about 81H0,397,2S5, and the expenditures llbS,Hl,7, leaving , a sur plus of about S&,000. An analysts of the statement shows that the -practical wiping out of the surplus Is due not only to a decrease In the receipts, but also to an Increase of expenditures. The customs receipts fell Off about t8.000.0i), while the expenditures of several departments In creased slightly. In addition to those nat ural Increases 8S,Ono.ufO was paid out In aid of the Louisiana Purchase eiporitlon. Sep tember's tailing off In oustom receipts cams JUST TCI VuHsbH' Baso Burners I ; l GAEM1 5 t AND Emm : HOE! UNEQUALLED LOTEY SAVIKQ OPPORTUNITIES. Yule on Oaks, First class soft coal heaters, nickel Jf" 7C trimmed, regular Yalue ni lU t7 .00 this week , M Base Burners Hand some, larpe self feed, eOH QH latest pattern, regular llswu value 35 this week 0 Stoves gad Ranges gold on payments. M t "saWr Milton Rogers & Sons Co. 14th and I I K I W Great Sale Still On 5 COLUMBIA GRAPII0PII0NES 50c COLUMBIA RECORDS 18c I The&e Records are not the cheap black encs $1.00 CONCERT RECORDS 65C 4 i iS!s 1 - . T.',r.-rirr ' " -', "r 1 1-i jT Ici" We are jobbers for Edison Phonographs, Records and supplies. Write for catalogues. 30,000 Records io Select From and Always a Lurge Stock of Machines. We are the largest automobile dealers between Chi cago and Sau Francisco. H. E. FREDRICKS0N m 15th and Capitol Avenue. fc-l- largely In the sug-ar and the steel sched ules. A significant change In customs re ceipts between this year and last Is the falling off In ths importation of articles of luxury. Internal revenue receipts are slightly more this year than last. Miscel laneous receipts are large. The sales of public lands, the returns of which go to ths Irrigation funds, have been phenom enal, - . Parcels Post with tkiinn. A parcels post treaty between the United States and Hong Kong, China, was agreed on today and will be formally drafted at once, provides a maximum limit of four pounds six ounces. ttaarrel Over Tltelr .irU. Mary Clark and Miiyile Dyer, who re slde near the intersection of Seventeenth and California, were the cause of a small wsr which occurred In the vicinity of their home yesterday evening. It seems from the tales related by the contending parties that Burl Klche of Millard, Neb.; Char r Norton, '-T27 Crown Point avenue, Charles A. Case tsj'ii North Twenty-first street, and Frank fyer, 8f33 North Twenty-first street, hava all been calling upon the young women. Iast night Case and Dyer visited the Salvation arinr meeting, where they met the itirle. who aaVed them to sot ss their escorts home. The boys consented, and when they reached-th house where one of the girls resides. Rlche snd Norton rushed upon them from the rear of the dwelling and sssaulted them. The two escorts made their escsjpe ss rapidly a rioseible, and complained to the .police, who ook their assailants Into custody. Hallewe'em Party. The ladles auxiliary of Maple If chapter No. 162 gave a regular old-fashioned Htilloween party to the members of the lodge at Masonlo hall last night. The room was decorated for the occasion. Lighted pumpkin heads were placed along the stalrwav and about the hall and a witch's cauldron hissed and seethed in one coiner of the floor. There was a fish pond snd a fortune teller to advlwe one for future happeninga One of the members presided over a kangaroo court and asked imperti nent queetlons of those who were unfor tunate enouKh to fall Into his hands. Dur. Ing the evening laughing girls threw the customary apple peel over their shoulder snd looked Into mirrors and walked back wards down the steps and Did everything one is expected to do on Hallowe'en night. The mualc was furnished by Bhook's or cheatra. ' Socialists Club Cautpnlaa. The soclallHts close their fall election campaign tcmlKht at Washington hall, when Hen Hanford, a printer and sneaker of some locul note In New York, will ad dress them. Tne socialists win uom a "" meelinir e week from tonight, at which John V Brown of Connecticut will sneak, and they will regard this ss tbe opening of their campaign for presidential year. . American Miner Mnrdered. g AN FRANCISCO, Oct. Sl.-rnlted Slates Vice Consul Klser of Masatlan. Juat ar rived here, tells of the murder of an Amer ica nminer named Uuinbncher, near that city It l thought roblry was tbe mo tive, as $6,000 which be was known to have possessed was missing. The I nlted Slates consul at Mazatlun is investigating the case. . Tarawa from far. Jennie Weldner. aged 17. was thrown from a Farnam street car going west lust evening at :li near Twenty-third street, 11 ULeJllaana to buy; see our immense I I - -i-tt- I w stock oi rciiaoic, guaramexu heaters and ranges. SPECIAL LOW PRICES On All ol Our Celebrated and Oak Stoves. Hot Blasts. Splendid smoke end gas con- trt fit suming heaters, (J only.... Steel Ratines, With high closet, pouch feed, with tff 7C gfbestos liolrjf.guaren- Ue I u teed A fine baker, only.. J Writ lor circulars and prices. Farnam Sts. . j f f. T T, i i i T i T t i I m $10.00 Qraphophones tS.BO $-0.00 A. T. Graphophones U.M I 1 hj vj a. u. urapiiopnones 111 I-I.00 Concert Oruphophoncs ..$18.50 Ill WOO Concert Grai'hophones ..$K.0O 111 S'-0009 Concert Oraphophoncs.. $72 50 I KJ t inft -,nt rir.nhfirh.. Ill Kit aw'.v w'w w . ...... ..w -vw ., f" ' 000 ttck oC Columbia Records to seltct from. i T Telephone 2161. l M I IHHHHH-H-H-I CI and sustslned a seve-e tiaVur and had the right slue of bin- fai-e .aJlr bru'sd and scralcnfd I v tl fell on the sspba' . Savement. SV. oarrled Into Orthft.V rug store, at 7Vft'r-fmrth and Farnoc, and her Injuries wore U-t4 by a pbrev clan, after which she vai sent to ; home, at Twelfth on.l Douglas. Miss Weldner stated that sn notified tha con ductor to stop at this point, snd under the -impression that the car waa slowing up she stepped off on the pavement. Ths at tending physician said shs was not ' in jured internally. - STABBING AFFRAY AT DANCE Twa Yaaths .Start Sattla . arndge and Ost Uses a Knife. Old A fight occurred at a dance given by the . Bohemian lodge of tha Modern Woodmen given in Mets ball this morning about 1 o'clock, which resulted In ths serious wounding of "Will Chavllk. who resides at 1708 South Tenth street, by a knife in the' hands of Willie Van Drucky. 1717 South Fourteenth street. Shavllk Is about 17 years ' of age and Van Drifcky Is IS. The two boys hn.ve been enemies for soma time, and when' ' they met at the dance last night the trouble was ronswed. During the evening they hart, trouble two or three times. Finally they met In .the gallery of the hall and the older boy struck the youhgef. Van Drucky pulled his knife and cut his Opponent twice, once tn tha breast and again in ths hip. Tha wounded boy was removed to ths police station in ths patrol wagon, where his wounds were dressed by Police Surgeon Schleler. lie was afterward removed to his home. The boy who did (he stabbing was arrested at his home by Sergeant Ulbbnns a few minutes later. It is not thought Bhav-' Ilk will die. but he will be confined to his home for some Urns. LOCAL BREVITIES Fayette Cole; Osteopath, 60S Paxton block. Grace Rhoades, a young girl living at l'-'M Chicago street, haa been arrested on the charge of Incorrigibility. V. Patterson of Seventeenth and Center streets was locked up at police headquar ters last night on the charge of being drunk and abusing bis family. The funeral of J. A. Cruthera, who was killed by being run ovsr on Seventeenth street a few nights sgo, will occur at the undertaking parlors of Bralley ft Dorrance at I p. in. Monday. Interment will be at Mount Hope. Ruth Rebekah lodge No. 1, Degree of Rebekali, gave a dance and . eucliil to cne members of that association last night at I. O O. F. hall, tlolos were sung by May linage and Prof. Keves, and a piano duet by Mrs. Johnson and Miss- Uddel. Ous Rolbold, Twenty-fifth and Marcy: Flllle Porsev, 10 South Twenty-nfth. and Arthur Smbllng, ot Patrick avenue, looked like they were preparing - to cele brate Hallowe'en too strenuously yester day evening, so they were placed In lull I for safe-keeping until the night had passed. At a meeting of the vestry of All Saints' church, held Thursday evening st the resi dence of C. B. Montgomery, Vlctir Cald well was elected junior warden to fill the place made vacant by the ren Knox from the city, and A. by the reinovsl of J. S. u. Hurnanen and C. J. Ernst were elected vestrymen te nil vacancies in ms vestry. r 'A J