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TITE OMATTA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY. .TAyrAKY gft. 1903.
TT9 WEARY WAIT FOR PIE WAGON lipirnU for County Jbt 8ee Only Dslay Up Till How. COMMISSIONERS ARE NOT YET AGREED Effort! te Get Together en Aeaolatees Hare So Far Failed and nmo- ernte Arm illll Draw lac Far. With all the smiling- aplomb and good nature of the Interlocutor in the big mln atrel show, ChaJrman Kennard of the Doug laa county commissioners on Wednesday afternoon said to hla fellow sufferer from the anoaulti of the offlceseekers: "Gentle men. let ua retire and fix this thing up." And. turning to a friend, he said with a pleasant wink: "We are going to remain la session until tomorrow If need be to come to an agreement." After considerable rounding up of mem bers who were being buttonholed first In one room and then In another, the chair man succeeded In getting the other four members of the board Into the little room where the committee of the whole (strangely so-called, because It always meets In secret) holds Its sessions. After romalnlng In conference for a considerable time the commissioners again appeared. 'The board will come to order," said the chairman as Innocently and quietly as If two-score men were not hanging on every mora and every word. One hopeful candi date edged over to the reporters' table and secured a sheet of paper on which to rec ord the names of the new officers as they should be announced. Commissioner Pat TraJnor had to smile as he noted the act. and Commissioner McDonald appeared to be ready to do something startling. Brun Ing was busy fixing up a report and Ho feldt, the only democrat on the board, leaned serenely back In his chair and never winked an eyelash. While the Crowd Waited. . All this time the anxious crowd that had stood about all afternoon canvassing the situation was shifting uneasily Into com fortable attitudes. Their eyes had seen the announcement on the bulletin board that "Appointments will be made at t p. m. today," and they were rather glad the suspense was to be ended. The announce ment on the board looked regular, and everything wan set for the congratulations and the regrets. Chairman Kennard leaned over to Clerk of the Board McCombs and whispered what appeared like a weighty communication. Then he straightened up and asked: "Are there any reports7" "In a moment, Mr. Chairman," said Com missioner McDonald. lie moved over to Tralnor's desk and the latter signed some thing as gravely as If It were a Connaught man's . death warrant The paper was passed to McComb and he read a recom mendation that the contract for oak, fir and while pine lumber be awarded to the Cftdy Lumber company for the year 19u3. The report waa adopted and the board ad journed until 10 o'clock Saturday morning. "Eyes grew bright and sighs arose from every Iron breast" asithe waiting aspirants . for office woke up to the rather funereal humor of the occasion. Away they fled, to dream another spell of the chances that wait their call In the womb of Fate. Ed -Dee, whose official head li due to fall, smilingly comforted them with the part ing words: "Never mind, boys; we had to wait longer than this. You'll find everything nice and snug when you do come In." And Tom McClenaghan encored the sentiment, while former Chairman O'Keeffe shifted his left leg ovsr the right one and struck up the good old whistling tune, "The Rambler from Clare." "We'll fix It Saturday," said the members to their constituents. GRUBER'S SUCCESSOR NOT OUT Story that Park is Hits the Place Is Denied by General Man ager Mohler. A rumor was telegraphed out of Cheyenne to the effect that W. L. Park, superintendent of the Wyoming division, Is slated to suc ceed J. M. Oruber as general superintend ent of the Union Pacific. The vacancy thus created at Cheyenne waa followed by a long string of promotions, all of which were to be filled by Cheyenne men. The atory is denied at the Union Pacific headquarters In this city. General Manager Mohler said that no appointment has yet been made. An official who Is In a position to know said: ' "I doubt If anyone knows who will get the place. I doubt If Mr. Mohler knows. On some lines the general manager would have the appointing power. On the Union Pacific the general manager would simply recommend a mtn or a set of men for the place. I presume Mr. Mohler has done this. It would be his office to do this In making his report that a vacancy had oc curred. If the officials in the east have no one picked out for the place they may ap prove someone recommended by Mr. Moh ler or leave the matter entirely with him. . "I am satisfied that the office will not be abolished. They will have to appoint -a general supei Intendent or a man to' till these duties who will be known under some other title. I sm satlsgfled that the title of gen eral superintendent will be retained. I have no Idea as to who the man will be, but I think It will be someone who has not been guessed. There Is plenty of available tim ber on the Union Pacific, but they may go outside for a man. Mark you, I don't say that they will, but you munt remember tbat Mr. Mohler Is a Portland man and ft would not surprise me If Gruber's suc cessor came from the Oregon Railway and navigation company. This Is mere specula tion, but It would be neither surprising nor n usual. In fact. It would be the most AILING WOMEN Are greatly benefited by taking a few dose of the Bitters, especially in case of monthly Irregularities, or feneral weak net. It ha wonderful toning and trenglheolnir effect on their weak or gans and never falls to give satisfaction. Hundred of women ue llostetfer's Stomach Differs to the czclutlon of all other remedies. We hope you'll try STOMACH uutwa at once and test It value for yourself. H alway cure Sick Headache, Dizziness, Nervous Spells, Nausea. Cramps, Dyspepsia, and Indlfestloa. The genuine baa Private Stamp over neck of bottle. i ? ff,ii natural thing In the world for Mr. Mohler to select a man who had worked under him on the coast." TAKES ISSUE WITH DAVIS Drunkenness an Ontarrewth f and Xot the Canse of Poverty. OMAHA. Jan. J6.-To the Editor of The Bee: Referring to a special from your Lincoln staff correspondent, under date of the 23d Inst., I find that John Davis, secre tary of the State Board of Charities and Corrections, has observed that the cause of dependence (pauperism) in the state Is mainly chargeable to drunkards, and trust you will allow me space in your columns to take Issue with his sssertlon. I believe that in general the claim Is Just that poverty Is the cause, rather than a re sult of. Intemperance. Competent medical authorities agree that where there Is want of wholesome food, pure air and water and of home comforts and pleasure, "an un yielding and Inexorable law of necessity compels a person so situated to seek relief In alcoholic stimulant." Most evidence worth considering proves that poverty as well as crime are mostly results of Idleness and low paid labor. An a rule, men who are steadily employed and getting In return for their labor a fair share of the product of their efforts are temperate and moral. The reason why so many people on super ficial Investigation consider Intemperance the main cause of poverty Is that often be fore poverty drives a man to charitable re lief he has already lost hope or self-respect or strength of will, and has taken to drink, so that when charity finds him drink has affected the case. Any conclusion of value as to what effect Intemperance has on pauperism can on! be reached through analysts of statistics relating thereto. A table has been prepared by Prof. War ner of Stanford university, bssed on fifteen separate Investigations, of MO.000 actual cases of poverty In America.. England ana Germany. These Investigations were con ducted by charity organizations of Balti more, Buffalo, New York, Boston and Cin cinnati; by Charle Booth in East London and by Mr. Boh mart in seventy-seven Oet man cities. From these figures It appear1 that about 10 per cent of the worst cases of poverty are due to misconduct, and about 78 per cent to misfortune; drink caused 11 per cent, while lack of work or poorly paid work caused nearly 30 per cent. If Intemperance Is such a predominating cause of poverty, then poverty ought to be least prominent In our prohibition states, but Is this the case? I submit some in teresting statistics from the census report of 1890. page 270. This table shows that New Hampshire, after forty years of pro hibition, had nearly 60 per cent more pau pers In proportion to population than any other state In the union and more than three times as many as the average of all the license states. Three prohibition states, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, have a greater number of paupers than had any license state In the union and more than two and one-half times as great a percent age as the average of the license states. They also had 14 per cent more paupers than their sister New England states, Mass achusetts, Connecticut an,d Rhode Island, which were under license, and this notwith standing these prohibition states possess a rural population with no great cities and their pauperism creating Influence, which Invariably affect the ratio of pauperism In many of the license states. While this table shows that Kansas had a comparatively low percentage of paupers, yet the percentage Is higher than In the neighboring states of Nebraska and Colo rado In which latter states are located larger cities, which tend to Increase the number of paupers. Moreover, by reference to the comparative tables of 1880 and 1690, It Is found that the ratio of pauperism, while decreasing throughout the union, in creased In Kansas under prohibition to the extent of 17 per cent. The statistics for- Iowa give little com fort to those who claim that prohibition diminishes pauperism. In 1880 there were In the alms houses of Iowa 1,165 (supers, or 717 for every 1.000,000 population. The state was then under license. In 18S6, after prohibition had been in operation some time, the number of paupers Increased to 1,767, or 1,019 for every 1,000,000 population, an increase of 42 per cent, and this at a time when" pauperism was everywhere d creasing. Students of social and economic questions maintain that prohibition under the most ideal conditions can have little effect on pauperism, but that unsettled bus iness and Industrial conditions which un avoidably follow prohibition tend directly to the creation of paupers. According to Ruskin, some people are poor because they are good. He jays: "In a community regulated by laws of demand and supply and protected from open vio lence the persons who become rich are, generally speaking, Industrious, resolute, proud, covetous, prompt, methodical, sensi ble, unimaginative, Insensitive and Ignor ant. The people who remain poor are the entirely wise, the reckless, the humble, the thoughtful, the sensitive, the well Informed, the Improvident, the irregularly and Im pulsively wicked, the clumsy knave, open thief and the entirely merciful, Just and Godly persons." Italy Is the paradise of paupers, and In Spain the number of paupers Is many times as great as In America or England, and yet their peoples are of the most tem perate on earth and drunkenness Is ex tremely rare. Amongst the Mohammedans, to whom wine la forbidden by the koran. pauperism exists to an extraordinary de gree. Mr. Davis can hardly claim that the morals of Turkey, with all Its temperance, are superior to those of America. Accord ing to his own report, out of ninety coun ties In Nebraska thirty-eight have Jails without a single person and forty-three with an average of only three Inmates. Our legislators may be sure that if county local option carries the dry counties will have the most need for Jails. A. L. METER. REVIVAL OVER AT MANILLA Salvation Army Officials Brlnsr Home Good Tidlnaja of Their Work There. Brigadier and Mrs. Cousins and Major Merrlweather of the Iowa and Nebraska headquarters of the Salvation Army have Just returned from conducting three days' special revival meetings In the Methodist church at Manilla. la. In connection with the special services,' a real old-fashioned revival followed, result ing In 112 coming to the altar, the majority of whom had never professed to enjoy Christian experience. A great many of the converts belong to the senior class of the high school. The brigadier afterwards addressed the class In the high school. This 1 the biggest re vival that has been known In Manilla for many years. GRII.LO UJStCa THIS PRESIDENCY American Association Selects O'Brien of Mllwaakee. CHICAGO, Jan. zWAfter a heated con test lasting from lu o'clock In the morn ing to 10 o'clock tonight, J. E. Grillo waa ousted from the presidency of the Ameri can association and was succeeded by Jo seph D O Brlen of Milwaukee. The other officers of the association will be chosen by the new board of directors elected today. The board Is composed of Thomas J. Bryre. Columbus; W. H. Wat kins, Minneapolis; Guorge Tebeau. Louis villa, and Charles Hanover, Milwaukee. The schedule committee, composed of Messrs. Tebeau, Watklns and Kelly, has arranged fur a season of lb games, which will wen April 17. CRANE COMPANY TO BUILD Another Big Concern to Own Its Loca Headquarters Plant. LARGE OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE PLANNED Operations Will Be Commenced In Early Pprlna; at Corner of Tenth and Harney for Hew Mrnctare. The Crane company, steam, gas and water supply Jobbers, will put up a. six story building. It Is the present Intention of the com pany, unless some new and unforeseen ob stacle shall arise to prevent such a stp. to begin the erection as soon as possible this spring of new warehouse and office quarters at the northeast corner of Tenth snd Harney streets. The building Is to be finished, if possible, for use In the early fall. The lota which the company has secured will allow of a building with a ground area of 66x132 feet. They were bought from three Individuals. The lota are ut present occupied by a two-story red pressed brick building, with store on the lower door and lodging rooms above. This building was at one time a part ofthe Lowe estate and cost something like" $25,0CO, having heavy walls and being well put together. It must be torn down before the excavating work can be begun. The new building will be something In appearance like the block at Tenth and Farnam streets owned and occupied by Allen Bros. Only preliminary elevations and specifications have been prepared by Fisher & Lawrle, but If nothing turns up to postpone building operations the archi tects will begin work In a few days pre paring for construction bids. The new Job bing building will probably be of light brick, with stone trimmings and well fitted office room. It will have a basement in ad dition to the six stories in height. The feature of the building will be Its thorough fire-proof construction, which will call lor steel pillars and cement floors. The building Is being put up by R. T. Crane of Chicago, the president of the com pany. The Crane Interests are in nearly all the principal cities. The company was Incorporated In Omaha nine years ago as the-Crane-Churchlll company by the Crann people and by E. V. Lewis, who Is the local head of the business. Five years ago the Churchill part of the firm name was dropped. The company at present uses a building at 1014 and 1016 Douglas street, with additional room In a sheet-Iron pipe shed and some storage space In the Harney street house to be torn down. A modern building In a better location and large enough to accommodate the business under one roof is desired. It Is also the policy of the Crane company to build rather than to occupy leased property. The local house handles .the territory In Nebraska, the Black Hills west Into Colo rado and Wyoming and east as far as Des Moines. DEATH RECORD. Joseph Maull Metcalf. Although fur several veara he hnrl nnt been In robust health, the announcement of the sudden death of Joseph M. Metcalf at his home, 1234 South Tenth street, came to his many friends with all the force of an unexpected and sudden shock. For several months he seemed to be on the road to recovery on pleasant days not even confined to the house. The end came without premonition. He had Just par taken of his breakfast In bed, and was commenting on- the morning news which was being read to him by his wife, when sucMenly complaining of nausea, he ex pired in her arms without a struggle. Of a most genial disposition, exceptionally loyal to and fond of his friends, a con sistent optimist throughout life, his death will be mourned by a large circle of friends and acquaintances not limited to this locality. He was a typical American business man keen, alert, resourceful his greatest pleasure In life was ever In the successful upbuilding of the business of the Llnlnger & Metcalf company, the general management of which was his work for al most a quarter of a century. Ho allowed no allurement of politics or outside specu lation to divert his mind and the great and substantial business that he leaves is a monument to his energy and ability. He was of a generous and tenrter-heurted disposition, deeply Interested In the per fonal welfare of his employes and friends. He wus a man of largo personal ac quaintance with the leading manufacturers in this country and had a host of friends amor railroad men. Joseph ManU Metcitlf was born at Lewes, Del. One of seven children: three hrm it ers and one sister survive him heM v,w wife. He came west with an older brother to Biar.ey, la., In 1867. moved to Hamburg, Iowa In 1870 and to Omaha In the fall or 1880, associating himself with C. W. Llnln ger and H. P. Devalon In the fall of lssi. in tha corporation of Llnlnger & Motcalf company wholesale agricultural imple ments, of which company he has been vice president from the beginning until his death. Mr. Linlnger, accompanied by Mrs. Llnlnger, left only the day before his death for the south and all efforts to reach them with the news have been un availing. Mr. Metcalf was first taken 111 In Chi cago In February. 1RS9, since which time he has tried In this country and Europe to regain his health. The actlvft mnnno,,,,.. of the business, with the assistanco of his advice and council, has been carried on In later years by the secretary, Mr. F. L. Haller, and the treasurer, Mr. H. p. Deva lon. Funeral from his home, 1234 South Tenth street, Saturday, January 28, at 1:30 p. m. Interment t Forest Lawn. ' Eseklel Kennedy. PLATTSMOUTH. Neb., Jan. 26.-(Speclal.) Ezeklel Kennedy, aged 72 years, died at hla home In this city yesterday after a lin gering illness with diabetes. Mr. Kennedy removed from Iowa to Plattsmouth in 1867 with Ms family and has since resided here. The funeral services will be held in the family residence Thursday afternoon at 1:30 and will be by Rev. J. W. Swan, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. Jonathan Foster. HARVARD. Neb.. Jan. 26. (Special.) Jonathan Foster, one of the first settlers of Scovlll precinct, Hamilton county, was burled today under the auspices of the Ma sonic order at Glltner, nearby where he en tered a homestead in the fall of 1873, on which he continued to reside till advanced years required the necessity of a change. Death resulted from causes Incident to old age. Fred W. Bneratetta. TECVW8EH. Neb.. Jan. 26.-(8peclal.)-Fred . W. Buerjtetta died at his home In this city at an early hour yesterday morn ing of Brlght's disease. He had been in failing health for months, but had been confined to his home but a short time. Mr. Buerstetta was a native of Mlasourl and waa aged 49 years. Alabama, House Barns. B1RM1NOTON. Ala., Jan. 25 Fire de stroyed the large pJpe warehouse of the Crane company, wholesale hardware sup ply dealer, today and is now attacking the rear of the firm's five-story main building. A heavy loss Is threatened. . Dennis Uaesaa. SIOUX CITY, la.. Jan. 25 (Special Tele gram.) Dennis Duggan, a pioneer of Bloux City, died thla morning. He had lived a few miles of this city for fifty yearn SPORTS OF A DAY. EVESTS O.I THE RVXX1SO TRACKS Every Winner nt Los Angeles Barked for Thonsnnde. LOS AXGELK8, Cel.. Jan. 25-Flx well plaed tavorites won at Ascot today and ihe books suffered the severest shock of the season. From Wee Girl, winner of the nrst race, down to Montana Peeress, which took the lust, every winner was backed for thousands. Tht- unbeaten K-yenr-old. ento, auded anoiner bracket to his list by luking tue third race in easy fashion In fast time. The Emperor of India beat a good tield In the mile and a sixteenth, iarelv outstaying Flo Bob. Results: r"irst race, three and one-half furlongs: Wee Gin won. Father Catcham second, Dorothea Frey third: Time: 0:4L'Mi. Second rare. Brooks course: Position won, Ray second, Varro third, lime: 2.08V Third race, bluuson course: Descuento won, Witrhtiaael second, blue Coal third, lime: 1 :. Fourth race, mile and a sixteenth, han dicap: Emperor of India won, lo Bob second. Princess Tulane third. Time: l:4S... n.ih rare, five furlong: Dod Anderson won. Tyrolian second. Aunt Polly third. lime: i:hv feixih mo, one mile: Montana Peeress won. Goiuen l.ht second, Uronxe Wing third. Tune: 1:41. i r. W iiKli:a.m, Jan. 26. Results: Hint race, live anu one-hall furlongs: Magnolia won. Daisy ureen second. Wreath ot ivy third. Time; 1:11. . , Second raco, rive furlongs: Mayor John son won, Viperlne. second, Matador finished third, but waa disclaimed for fouling; ln vinclole third. Time: 1:02?. Third race, six and one-half furlongs: Frank Kenny won, Klelnwiod second, bea Shunt third. Time: 1:24. Fourth race, Hosebud stakes, three and one-half furlongs: Bertha li won, Jim Mc Glnnis second. Hostility third. Time: Filth race, one mile: Kickshaw won, Dan McKenna second, Old Stone third. u:44?i. Blxth race, mile and an eighth: Monte bank won, Lady Chariot second. Little Boy third. Time: 1:6ft. HOT HPHINUS. Ark.. Jan. 25. Essex Park results; First race, five and one-half furlongs: John 11. Klrby won, Two Step second, Foxy Grandma third. Time: 1:9. Second race, three furlongs: Dr. Mr Curlhy won, Carthage second, Agnolo third: Time: 0:3m. Third race, five and one-half furlongs: Esterre won. Moon Et second, Rubric third, 'lime: 1:0S. Fourth race, six furlongs: Toscan won. Buttons second, Joe Goes third. Time: l:UVt- Fltth race, seven furlongs: Ingolthrlft won, Celebration second, Nameoki third. Time: 1:27V . J Sixth race, mile and twenty yards: Ladas won, Waierford second. Give All third. Time: 1:44. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25.-Oakland re sults: First race, six furlongs: Educate won, Sir Preston second. Hipponax third. Time: 1:18! Second race, futurity course: Sol Llch tensteln won. Pickaway second, Dora I. third. Time: 1:14V Third race, five turlongs: Mystys Pride won, Albert Fir second, Tramotor third. Time: 1:03. Fourth race, mile and an eighth: W. R. Condon won, Sals second, Captain Forsee third. Time: 1:6SV4. Fifth race, mile and fifty yards: Major Tenny won, Clnrlnnatus second. Anvil third. Time: 1:50. Sixth race, mile and fifty yards: Hooli gan won, Salable second, M. A. Powell third. Time: 1:501. Mnatnln Makes n Date. CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 25. (Special.) Preparations have been completed for the fifteen-round tight between Terry Mustaln of Omaha and "Kid" Qulmette of North Platte. Both men are In training and are rapldlv rounding Into fine condition. It la expected a crowd of fifty people will come from Omaha, fifty from Casper, Deadwood and Douglas and fully 100 from Denver to witness the fight. The betting Is brisk, with the odds slightly favoring Mustuln. . ' WITH THE nOWLEHS. On the alloys of the Omaha Bowling as sociation the Krug Parks took three straight games ' from the Onlmods. In spite of the extreme cold, there was quite a crowd present. The result came as a surprise to even the Krugs, but nothing la certain in bowling . and the Onlmods cheered the winners. GJerde and G'deon made remarkably high scores and Clay pounded the pins for his usual 600. Score: KRUQ PARKS. 1st. 2d. 3d. Total Berger 1U0 1H1 181 632 French 175 155 228 658 Gideon , 236 235 ISO 661 Clay 2o4 189 225 il8 Bengele 177 224 192 5! Totals .' 952 994 100(1 2:C2 ONIMODS. 1st. 162 141 192 193 175 2d. 19 119 213 145 184 3d. Total Chandler .... Tracy GJerde Jones Bprague 213 644 168 27 1H6 164 4u8 72 603 623 2700 Totals 8S3 800 977 NIEDRINGHAUS LOSES A VOTE Bolters Male Another Gain In the Continuous Performance nt Jefferson City. JEFFERSON CITY, Ma, Jan. 26. The bolters gained one vote today on the eighth ballot for United States senator to succeed Francis M. Cockrell. There was no choice and the Joint session adjourned until to morrow noon. The ballot resulted: Cock rell, 80; Nledrlnghaus, 78; Kerens, 12; Good rich, I. , Today's addition to the ranks of the bolters is Harry Wamsley of Kansas City, who voted for James E. Goodrich. Six members of the assembly were ab sent and paired,' making eighty-six votes the number required to elect. OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 25. The tenth Joint ballot for United States senator re sulted as follows: Foster, 46; Plies, 30; Sweeney, 28; Wilson, 4; Jobs, 7;H'ogan (dem.), 4. CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 25.-Clarence Don Clark was re-elected United 8tates senator by the legislature In Joint session today by a vote of 67 to 7. Clark received the unanimous vote of the republican members. CARSON, Nev., Jan. 25. George Nixon of Wlnnemucca was elected United States senator today on Joint ballot by a vote of 31 to 24. Governor John Sparks waa his democratic competitor. DOVER. Del., Jan. 25. The long dead lock In the senate was broken this after noon by the election of A. B. Connor, union-republican, as president pro tern. The three remaining republican senators who had been holding out against Mr. Connor voted for him at the last moment. This Is regarded as a victory for Ad dicks. FIGHTING WITH LADR0NES American Negroes In Filipino Band Which Kills Soldiers of United Btatea. MANILA, Jan. . Additional details re garding the attack by ladronea on lh town. of San Francisco de Malabon last night, In which Contract Surgeon J. A. O'Neill was killed, show that tho ladrones num bered 300. They were led by the famous outlaws, Montalon and Fellaardo, who were aided by two American negroes. The la- j drones were armed with over 130 rifles. Besides Surgeon O'Neill, one private of the constabulary was killed and three were seriously wounded. i The home of former Governor Trias was attacked and his wife and two children ab ducted. The municipal treasury was looted of S2.000 and twenty-five Remington rifles were taken by the ladrones. The robber were dressed in constabulary uniform and this fact created considerable confusion. The scouts and the constabulary now have the band surrounded at the pueblo of Peres Damarinas. There waa four hour of fierce fighting, the complete result of which ha not yet i been report I COPSEY'S BILL UNDER FIRE Flan for Different Distribution of the Stat School Fond. POPULOUS COUNTIES WOULD BE LOSERS Secretary Burgess ends Explana tory Statements to Members f the Leajlslntnre, Setting; Forth the Conditions. Secretary Burgess of the Board of Edu cation hflA sent nut itat.tnnnN .hnirlnff Ihe effect of the Copsey state school money ap- puruunmem om 10 a majority or poiii houses of the legislature, composed of rep resentatives snd senators from the coun ties which will lose by the operation of the proposed law. It Is set forth how the thirty-one counties will receive less money than at present and fifty-nine counties more, but It happens that the losing com munities are those that have the greatest representation In the legislature, giving them a comfortable majority In both branches over the others. Douglas county, according to the cnlculntlon, will run be hind 118,206 per annum, using the figures of the last apportionment. Rill for (utter and Holt. "This bill." says Secreiary Burgess In his communication, "ought to be entitled, A Bill for the Relief of Custer and Holt Counties at the Expense of the Balance of the State.' Please note the Hon' share of the Increase which these two counties will receive under this bill,' The sponsors for the bill are carrying the Idea that this public money In question Is raised from the Interest on school lands sold and leased, while the fact is that nearly 30 per cent of the entire public money distributed by the state superintendent Is obtained by direct taxation. "A vicious feature of the bill Is that any county, by Increasing the number of Its school districts, can obtain a greatly In creased share of this public money regard less of the number of children in uch dis trict." ' Copsey from Caster. Representative Copsey comes from Custer county. By reason of the fact that his county has 250 school district and Holt county 198, they will receive an estimated Increase of $3,069 and $3,149 under the new law, while the gain of mnny other western and "frontier" counties will amount to only a few hundred dollars apiece. In some caiea not as much as 3100. The increase of each of these two counties Is about twice that of any other. "Under tho present law," reads the state ment, "the entire state apportionment Is divided among the different counties ac cording to the school population of each county. This bill proposes to divide three fourths of the state apportionment as It Is at present divided, but sets aside on fourth (which, according to the state su perintendent's last report, amounted to $191,657.67) to be divided upon the basis of the number of school districts In each county, regardless of the school popula tion." Local school authorities are a unit In condemning the bill, which they declare Is not founded upon principles of equity and Justice. REPEALS THE ALUM LAW Baking- Powders May Now Contain Habilitate for Tnrtnrlo Acid In Missouri. JEFFER80N CITY, Mo., Jan. 25.-The senate today passed a bill repealing the law prohibiting the use of alum in baking powders. This Is the old alum bill which was held up in the senate two years ago and out of which grew the Indictments of state senators charged with having been bribed by Daniel J. Kelly of the Royal Baking Powder company. Senator Farrls of Crawford, who Is under Indictment on a charge of bribery In connection with this legislation, op posed the bill with a vigorous speech, say ing he believed in pure food legislation and that Ingredients should be stamped on the label. Ho said he had fought this legislation so hard lost session that his liberty had been Jeopardized. Senators Farris of Crawford, Nelson of St. Louis, Senators of St. Louis, ami Mclndo of Jasper, voted against the bill which passed by a vote of 28 to 4. Select Fair Superintendents. HURON, S. D Jan. 25. (Special.) The following superintendents of departments for the state fair, to be held In this city In September, have been named by the State Board of Agriculture: Uates and tickets, F. H. Smith of Groton; grounds, Colonel J. H. King of Huron; horses and cattle, H. S. Fletcher of Watertown; sheep and swine, C. C. Moulton of Faulk ton; ag riculture and horticulture, George Whiting of Yankton, with E. T. Losey of Huron as sistant; chief marshal, A. Grant of Yank ton, with Oeorge Kerr of Huron assistant; superintendent of woman's department, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Jarvls of Huron. South Dakota Merchants Meet. SIOUX FALLS. S. D., Jan. 25 (Special.) The eighth annual convention of the South Dakota Retail Merchants and Hard ware Dealers' association has convened In this city for a session lasting until Thurs day evening. The convention was called to order by A. F. Grimm of Parkston, presi dent of the association. During the con vention addresses will be made by a num ber of prominent personages from South Dakota and other states, Including Gov ernor 8. H. Elrod and C. P. Sherwood, state dairy and food commissioner of this state. In selecting a whiskey three qualifications should be considered the age, the purity and the flavor. Old Underoof Rye I Possesses these quali' fications in a greater degree than any other i whiskey. H They m for the I I Ten M Cents Stops llchlnr of tha scalp Instantly. GOING-l GOING- !l G-OIMEMI JAYETT HERPICUE NkWbKO'S HERPICIbE Tht trig sal tent 7 tkit "tin tk Otswsff Own." Quits Hoinilf Qulti AttnctlTi. 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