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THE OMAITA DAILY BEE: SUNDAY, MARCII 26. 1003.
if ECHOES OF m HtE-noasi. . i Royal Highlanders. Douglas castle. No. 1, of Aurora, Neb., at Ita meeting on March 14, with a large attendance, elected delegate! In the Inter est of the present Mate management. A resolution wan adopted endorsing the prln clpal officers for re-election and Instruct Ing the delegation to work to this end. Kenwood caatle. No. 36, of Fremont at its meeting on March 24, elected delegates to 'the coming executive castle session and Instructed them to use their efforts to ra ' clert the' three principal officers. Dumbarton castle. No. 294, of Lincoln has ' by resolution requested President Sharp to select tha delegation and Instructed them to work for President Sharp continuing In his present office. The same action waa taken by Bonnie Doon castle. No. SOO. and similar action was taken at Havelock and many other castles throughout the atate. Royal Xelahbors. The prise drill team of Pansy camp will give a card party and dance Saturday even ing, April 1, at the Workmen temple, cor ner Fourteenth and Dodge streets. Tribe of Ben Hur, At the regular meeting of Mecca court. No. 13, Friday evening a large clans was Initiated and twenty-three applications were received and elected to membership. Mecca court now boasts of a membership of 325. Order of Kastern Star. Vesta chapter, No. 6, Is arranging for a special meeting for Saturday evening, April 16, at 8 o'clock. Visitors will be made wel come. Knights of the' Maccabees. Omaha tent. No. 75, met In regular re view Thursday night with Ita usual big attendance. Seven candidates were Initi ated and several new applications received. An entertainment committee waa appointed and Instructed to get busy and have a first class program in readiness for the last meeting night In April. It has not yet been definitely decided whether this will be an open meeting or not. Borne im- portant matters ate to come up at the regular meeting next Thursday night, if At its regular review In Labor temple f hall Wednesday evening, March 22, the I officers of Tent No. 1291 for the ensuing term were Installed by Deputy Commander Kenney. A very large number of members I were present On Wednesday, March 29, the tent win hold Its monthly open meet ing and dance. A good many invitations are out and a large crowd is expected. Monday, April 3, the entertainment and ball to be given In Washington hall is (marked up as a grand affair. After two short one-act dramas, written for the oc casion by Dr. W. F. Hutchinson, every thing will be turned over to the dancers, and as Beckett's orchestra of nine pieces will furnish the musio every one should certainly enjoy himself. Royal Arcanum. Overland council No. 2131, Royal Arca num, had a very enjoyable time at Its reg ular meeting on Monday evening last. The degree team of Knoxall council No. 1464 of South Omaha was the guest of the evening and exemplified the ritualistic work for the - benefit of the new members. Dr. Z. D. Clark entertained those present with banjo selections during a short program conslst- . Ing of recitations, etc., rendered by various , members. The Overland council expects to have the pleasure of again entertaining the Bouth Omaha boys at an early date. Modern Woodmen of America. At the March meeting of the head, camp board of directors It was found that there were sufficient funds In the reserve fund to enable the April assessment to be skipped. Head Consul Talbot has extended to June t the dispensation regarding the reinstate ment of members who have been in sus pension over sixty days and less than six months. On Wednesday, April B, will be held In each county In Nebraska county camp con ventions of the Modern Woodmen for the purpose of electing delegates to the state camp meeting to be held at Columbus on Wednesday, May S. The Douglas county camp will be held In Omaha at Myrtle hall. Continental block, and will convene at 11 a. m. April 5. The preparations are In charge of C. H. T. Rlepen. The annual reorganization of the promo tion committee took place at Its meeting March I. All the old officers were re elected. They are: C. H. T. Rlepen, presi dent; George W. Bowyer, secretary; N. F. Harris, treasurer. At the meeting a plan of active campaigning was discussed, a feature of which will bo large class initia tions later In the year. The union meet ings will also be continued. The next union meeting of the camps of Douglas county will be held with Beech camp No. 1464, Friday evening, March' $1. The meeting will be hekt under the aus pices of the promotion committee, which Is now arranging tho program. It Is hoped to secure Director C. O. Saunders of Council Bluffs as the principal speaker and there will be several other good attractions. Woodmen Circle, Poplar grove No. 61 dedicated its new halt, located at 101 South Fourteenth street, V I A TRIP TO COLORADO FREE. It Won't Cost Yon n Cent to Colo rado and C'rlpplo Croelc If Von Are Responsible and .Follow- kc In sjtvnctlons Below. ' We want reliable men and women who oan give good business or bank references to read this article carefully. . There are thousands of opportunities to mike money In Cripple Creek. Colo. You have heard of Cripple Creek, the greatest gold mining ramp In the world where millions of dollars are taken out of the .earth every year, where men grow rich In a night and millionaires are found in large numbers. We want every one who can to go to Cripple Creek and louk over this field. If you cannot spare the time, please show this article to some friend; who Is anxious to vlait Colorado. We will furnish reliable persons first class transportation. Including Pullman sleeper, to Cripple Creek and return. We have a reason for doing this. We want .to show to honest, conservative men and i women our gold mining Industry, now being operated right under the city of . Cripple Creek. We want to take our 4 visitors through oar mines ajid show them the rich ore veins. We have spent tl&0,0U0 on our property so far, and have a 26-year franchise, granted by the city of Cripple . Creek, giving us exclusive right to mine under Its corporate limits of 00 acres. We know when you see what we have you will realise at onoe that you can make enormous profits If you become a co- . operator with us. We are giving that op portunity lo only a few those who are honest, honorable, reliable and responsible. Bo careful are we Of our proposition that we require of every one business or bank references, and do attention will be paid . to any inquiry that does not give such . reference. It you 'satisfy us that you are reliable we will send you transportation and Pull man sleeper ticket from your town to Cripple Creek and return, and after ar ' riving there and looking over the city and proposition, If you are satisfied, you can become Interested with us. If you are not entirely pleased with what we have you will be under no obligation to us whatsoever. Thorn who cannot take the time - to ac cept our liberal offer and make the trip, should write us anyway. Remember, we could not afford what we are doing unless we had exactly what we claim. Drop us a line today and literature will he mailed lo you. Write at onoe. ATHIPat XV. Ki-iern Representatives, Desk I First Nakjwnal Uauk iiulidlng, Chicago, 11L Thursday evening. An enjoyable prograc. wss rendered. There were soma thirty or more visitors present from Council Bluffs, and t'nited States camp No. 229, Woodmen of the World, of which Poplar grove Is auxiliary, was also entertained. Masonle, The Scottish Rite reunion will begin at Masonle temple Monday, to continue for four days. Members s re expected from all parte of this and adjacent states. All the degrees will be conferred, from the fourth to the thirty-second, on large classes. Thursday evening a grand banquet will be served at Masonic hall. The re union Is expected to bring together one of the largest bodies of Scottish Rite Masons ever assembled In Omaha. The ceremonial meeting of the Tangier temple oasis of Omaha will be held April 28 and will close with a grand reception arxt entertainment at the Auditorium In the evening. Conrt of Honor. Omaha district court. No. 715, at Its last meeting had the pleasure of listening to line address by Sister Belle Qulnlan of Galesburg, 111., after which the state prise banner waa presented to the court by T. Z. Magarrell in a neat little speech and was accepted on behalf of the court by Chancellor Shoop. An open meeting will be held by this court Monday evening. The program will comprise vocal and Instru mental music, dancing and refreshments. Elk district court. No. 747, South Omaha, initiated a large class at Its meeting last Thursday and a number of applications were received. The meeting closed with a short program of singing and dancing, which was enjoyed by all. Order of Bcottlak Clans. Clan Gordon had a great meeting Tues day evening In Its rooms In tha Continental block. Three new candidates were initiated and much business was put through. Dur ing the evening the secretary intimated that the chief waa about to leave tha city for Los Angeles, Cal., which was a sur prise to most of those present. Every one was sorry to lose so good a man and he was presented with a beautiful gold watch charm In memory of the occasion. The chief thanked the clan, and It wai ar ranged to give him a farewell party, which took place Wednesday evening at the home of Clansman Falconer, 2106 Cass street. It was a grand success, there being about seventy people present. Knights and Ladles of Security. Omaha council. No. 415, gave ita monthly open social in Workmen temple Wednesday evening last with a large attendance of members and their friends. Under the management of Council President Fred Fisher a pleasing literary and musical pro gram was rendered. There were recitations by Miss Connors and Misses Grace and Dorris Foster. Miss Gertie Leeder sang, and little 7-year-old Donald 8mlth gave a Dumber of selections on the violin, accom panied by his little sister Verra, which were enjoyed very much. Ice cream and cake were served and dancing Indulged In, and all united In pronouncing tha evening a delightful success. These open entertain ments are given by - this council on the fourth Wednesday of each month, and all members and their families are Invited to join In them without money and without price. Fraternal I'nlon of America. Omaha lodge, No. 311, now meets the second and fourth Friday evenings of each month in Chambers' hall. Seventeenth and Douglas streets. Very Interesting meet ings are being held, and many cards are being . received. The lodge is planning numerous good times for the near future, to which the interest of all members Is asked. Ladles of tho Maccabees. Holllster. hive No. 21 entertained Its friends and members with a card party Thursday evening last at the home of Mrs. Lester. A very pleasant evening was spent. The prises were awarded to Mrs. Dr. Hut chinson, first women's prise, and Mr. L. Johnson, first men's prise. The winners of tho booby prises were Mr. Ikelburger and Mlsa Coartland. The flinch prise was won by Mrs. Kodman. The remainder of the evening waa devoted to musio and re freshments, all of which was very much enjoyed. Tha next review will be a busi ness session, on the evening of March 28. Gate City hive. No, , will hold a meeting Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. All mem bers of the guards ars aaked to be present Laurel hive No. It has begun a contest for new members, which seems fair to be a successful one. All members are urged to be present at the next review and take part in the contest. Beginning with Saturday, April 15, the meetings will hereafter be held the first and third Saturday evenings of each month In Red Men's hall, Continental block, cor ner Douglas and Fifteenth streets. Fraternal Union of America. The meeting of Mondamtn lodge, No. Ill, last Monday evening was attended by a large number of members. Visitors were also present from Banner lodge and from Council Bluffs lodge. On Monday evening, March 27, this lodge will give a "poverty ball" at the hall In the . Patterson block. Seventeenth and Douglas streets, for the members of ths lodge and their friends. Prises will be awarded for the most unique costumes. Refreshments will be served and a good time in general Is promised, Canndlans Getting Together. The habit of getting together seems to be prevalent in Omaha this season more than at any other, and the Canadians liv ing In Omaha and the surrounding towns, not to be outdone by their fellow cltlsens from eastern ststes, are contemplating a supper and smoker In the very near fu ture, and all Canadians who are interested should send their name and address to Dr. Frank H. Wallace, 400 Bee building, Omaha. Daughters of Pocahontas. Minnehaha council. No. 2, Daughters of Pocahontas, Independent Order of Redmen, gave a successful card party and dance at Myrtle hall laat evening. The hall wss comfortably filled with merrymakers, who played progressive high five, danced and partook of the refreshments offered. Those In charge of the event were Mmes. Cahill, Belle Mole, Joslo Bridwell, Marie Lawler and Sarah Johnson. The women of Min nehaha council, No. t, expect to outdo themselves on the evening of April 22, when they will give another party and raffle a valuable silk quilt. Alfsretta council. No. t. Daughters of Pocahontas, will give a prise mask ball at Myrtle hall Thursday evening, March SO. All are cordially Invited to attend. Degree of Roaor. On Thursday evening, March 30, Social lodge, No.' 110, will give a dance and conundrum supper at the Workmen tem ple, 110 and 111 North Fourteenth street. AW NEWS AID GOSSIP. Raid on Street Walkers. The police were certainly out after game last night, for within the space of (wo hours fourteen i lewd women were sent to the station on a charge of being vagrants and soliciting on the street. These women will In the future certainly fight 'shy of the three most handsome men on the force, Dan Baldwin, PaUullo and Home, who made twelve of the fourteen arrests. The majority of the women were srrested on Fourteenth and Fifteenth, between Dodge and Cass streets, Kates from Headquarters. Bids were opened at the office of Con structing Quartermaster M. Gray Zallnskl, V. 8. A. , this city, this morning for the new steel cells, plumbing and heating for the guard house at Fort Omaha. The bids have been sent to Washington for ap proval. The bidders were almost wholly Omaha parties. No word has yet been received from the office of the quartemaster general of the army relative to the approval of the bids for the general construction work at Fort Omaha. Information Is, however, ex pected dally in reference thereto. First Lieutenant Louis B. Chandler, Twenty-fifth Infantry, was a visitor at army headquarters Friday, enroute to Fort Niobrara from Baltimore, Md., where be accompanied the body of his wife, who committed suicide in the Paxton hotel in this city several weeks sgo. Leave of absence for ten days has been granted Captain E. T. Dean, assistant sur geon, I'nlted States army. Fort Riley, Kan. Artificer John A. Sell wart. Thirteenth battery, field artillery. Fort Rusrell, Wyo., and Private George V. McCoy, Company B, Thirtieth) Infantry, Fort Crook, have been honorably din-barged from the army by order of the War department. Private Robert C. Coles, Troop I Ninth cavalry, Jefferson Barracks, has been transferred to the hospital corps, upon the recommendation of the chief surgeon of the Department of the Missouri. Fort Crook. FORT CROOK, Neb., March 25. (Special.) Saturday. March 18. Miss Mary E. Pratt. only daughter of Colonel E. B. Pratt. Thir tieth infantry, and Mrs. Pratt, was married to eecona Lieutenant Townsena neien. Thirtieth infantry, at the residence of the bride's narents. Ohnnliiln 11. P. Sliver. Thirtieth Infantry, performing tho cere mony. Miss Muriel Hltt of Indianapolis Is spend ing a week at the post as the guest of .Mrs. Pratt. First Lieutenant James M. Little, bat talion adjutant, Thirtieth infantry, left the post last week and proceeded by road to Fort Des Moines, la., for the purpose of making arrangements In advance for the supply of wood, etc., and renting the grounds for nightly camps for the First battalion, Thirtieth infantry, which leaves the post on April 5 for Fort Des Moines by road march to carry out their annual target practice at that post. Contract Burs-eon Merton A. Probert has been detailed to accompany the battalion to f ort Lies Moines ana on completion or tnis duty Dr. Probert will return to Fort Crook. The medical wants of the battalion while at the range will be looked after by a surgeon stationed at Fort Des Moines. Colonel Edward B. Pratt. Thirtieth In fantry, and Major George R. Cecil, Thir tieth Infantry, left the post on March 20 for Fort Niobrara as members of the gen eral court-martial assembled at that post for the trial of Captain Klrkman, Twenty fifth Infantry. Major Charles Byrne, Thir tieth Infantry, assumed command on the departure of Colonel Pratt. Private Reuben Hara-ent has been trans ferred from tho Second Infantry at Fort Logan, Colo., to the Thirtieth infantry and sstgnea to company K at this post, Quartermaster Sergeant James Haves. Company K, Thirtieth infantry, has been appointed first sergeant of that company, vice Merrick, discharged, and Isaac A. Smith has been appointed quartermaster sergeant, vice Hayes, appointed first ser ges in. Post Commissary Seraeant James Clifton arrived at the post on Thursday on a thirty days' furlough, after an absence of over three years In the Philippine Islands. Hergeant t;lirton is a son-in-law or i'ost Quartermaster Sergeant Charles Yeager, Fort Crook. Timothy Casey, a deserter from the coast artillery, and Thomas W. Weldon, a de serter from the' hospital corps, were appre hended at Sioux City by the civil authori ties and delivered at this post on March 22 by Detective M. E. Follls of Bloux City, who will receive the usual reward of 150 for each man delivered. Captain Frank B. King and First Lieu tenant William 8. Douglas of the Okla homa National Guard and Second Lieuten ant Jerry C. Springhead of the Kansas National Guard, having completed a three montns course of Instruction at the om cers' school, left for their homes lost week. CREDIT ARRANGEMENTS AT THE PEOPLES STORE ARE BASEI IPON A BROAD, LIBER V L POL IC OF 6ENER0US TREATMENT. Fort Bread. FORT MEADE, 8. D., March 25 (Spe cial.) Friday evening, March 17, General Allen Smith and his family left for Port land, Ore., where they intend making their home. The entire garrison assembled In front of his quarters to bid him farewell. The officers were In olive drab, with side arms. The band played several pieces In front of the house, where the escort con sisting of two troops was also lined up. Many of the officers and ladles accom panied them to the station In Sturgls. Colonel P. S. Bomus, though at Fort Keogh, Is In command of the regiment until the arrival of the new colonel at Fort Meade; while Major B. H. Cheever Is In command of this post, Major F. K. Hunter, the senior major, being detached from the regiment as constructing quar termaster. On the afternoon of Friday, March 17, Lieutenant John P. Hasson gave a tea In honor of the Misses Smith, the chaperones being Mrs. Furlong, wife of Captain John W. Furlong, and Mrs. Lett, wife of Cap tain A. G. Lott. Friday evening was ladies' night at the club. There was quite a large attendance and the evening was spent very pleas antly, with dancing, cards, billiards and pool. Saturday morning, March 18, Lieutenant William J. Reed arrived from a month's leave. Previous to Lieutenant Reed's leave he was on duty with the Jefferson guards at the St. Louis exposition. Saturday evening, March IS, Lieutenant B. H. Read left with his wife and two children for Fort Niobrara, Neb. Lieuten ant Read Is Judge advocate of Major Kirkman's court, which Is again In session. Mrs. Read, with her children, will go south before she returns to Fort Meade, where she Intends visiting her parents. Senator and Mrs. Money of Mississippi. Saturday afternoon, March 19, Mrs. Cheever gave a very delightful tea, to which the entire garrison was Invited. On Monday afternoon Mrs. Lott also en tertained with an informal tea. Monday evening, March 20, Captain James A. Cole left for Fort Niobrara, as a member of a court-martial meeting there, Tuesday afternoon, March 21, the Ladles Card club met with Mrs. Btddle, wife of Lieutenant D. H. Middle. The prizes were won by Miss Folger and Miss Helen Hunter. - Tuesday evening, March 21, Lieutenant and Mrs. Turner gave a dinner. The guests were: Major and Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Hunter, sr., Captain and Mrs. Sands and Mrs. Traver. Its Credit Plan U generous, simple and distinctly Modern and la commended by all for Ita accommodation and liberality. There Is absolutely nothing that THE PEOPLES STORE will not do to pleaaa Its customers lenient In their payments sincere In their desire to help you, and above all, most liberal In their credits. CARPETS, RUGS AND DRAPERIES REVERSIBLE SMYRNA RUGS. S6 1 AQ x72, assorted patterns, March eale...,-' SIDEBOARDS (like cut) Solid oak, 44-lnch base, French bevel plate mirror, top drawers swell, one drawer lined for silverware, heavy ornamental carvings, regular $17.60 value, 1 76 March sale lai.dO I flkKi I' P J" 1 t l-ll'S-TJUK INGRAIN CARPET8, strictly all wool, worth 75c. March sale REVEK81BLE ART SQUARES, 9x12, many different patterns, March sale JAPANESE MATTINGS, 80c values, March sale NOTTINGHAM LACE CURTAINS, full 60 Inches wide, f ftQ ..... . ... SI SJ ..59c .0.98 19c worth $2.(0, March sale. IRON BED OUTFITS-Whlte enamel Iron bed (exactly like cut,) fancy scroll fillings, a good, well made cotton top mattress and a strong sub stantial spring, these outfits worth March sale Three-piece Kitchen Sets, consisting of Cleaver, Paring Knife and Bread Knife, ou Bale Mon day, lOv special 1 7w 85? 5.95 ' Men's and Woman's Clothing--Cash or Credit Go-Carts (Like cut) Bodies of fine reed, enamel gearing, rubber tired wheels, re clining back and adjustable foot, regular (12.50 value, March sale, 8.75 FOLDING GO CARTS Upwards from 2.48 CHINA CLOSETS Solid oak, very highly polished, bent glaos ends. These closets stand 66 Inches high and are 32 Inches wide, regular value $21.50. al 16.50 OUR GENEROUS STEEL RANGE OFFER Six hole steel ranges, Including high closet. 39.50 16X2 STREETS. OMAHA.) , (THE PEOPLE'S FURNITURE AND CARPET CO.) Delivered on a cash payment of $4.00 and your promise to pay $4,00 per month. GASOLINE STOVES We are nolo agents for the KellaMe line of Gasoline Stores, fully guaranteed. On sale up wards from $1.08. . . Cash or Credit 15he H. J. PJLNFOLD CO, OLDEST OPTICAL HOUSE IN OMAHA. IF YOU HAVE EYE TROUBLE CONSULT OUR OPTICIAN. HIS SERVICES ARE YOURS. EVERY APPLIANCE SCIENCE HAS DEVISED IS AT OUR COMMAND. Wt Grind Our Own Linsts. Importers and Manufacturers of Optical Goods. PHONE 1357- -1408 FARNAM ST. Fort Riley. FORT RILET. Kan., March 25. (Special.) The departure of the members of the Eighth cavalry and their families and the advent of the Lenten season combined to render this a quiet week in society. The regular officers' hop was held on Friday evening. On Saturday Brigadier General I.e, Colonel and Mrs. Godfrey, Captain Roudies and Mrs. Mclaughlin' were enter tained at dinner by Major and Mrs. W. H. Coffin, who also gave a small card party on Tuesday In honor of Miss Krwin. The Duplicate Whist club was entertained on Tuesday evening at the quarters of Captain and Mts. McNeil and will meet next week with Captain and Mrs. Cameron. Miss Erwln. daughter of Major James B. Erwin, Ninth cavalry, has returned to her home at Fort Leavenworth. Mrs. Odell. wife of First Lieutenant A. 8. Odell, Eleventh cavalry, and their daugh ter, who have been in New York since the Eleventh cavalry squadron came to this post, arrived here Monday. Lieuten ant Odell went east to meet them. A complete change In the personnel of the field officers of the cavalry garrison will result from the promotions and re tirements which will follow the retirement on April 8 of Brigadier General Francis Moore. Lieutenant Colonel William Stan ton, Eleventh cavalry, now commanding the cavalry subpost, whose promotion to the rank of colonel has nlrendy p- --. no n need, will be assigned to the Sixth cavalry and stationed at Fort Meade, a P. Major Levi P. Hunt, 1 nil cavalry, and Major Charles A. Varnum. Ninth cavalry, will both be made lieu tenant colonel, but their exact assign ments are as yet unknown because of the absorption of Lieutenant Colonel Parker and Major Wilder of the cavaliw arm. who have been relieved from duty In the mili tary secretary's department, which ren ders all assignments uncertain for the present. Second Lieutenant C. E. Hathaway, Ninth cavalry, has been relieved from further duty with Troop A and assigned to Troop V. The construction of a fine new hospital at Fort Riley , has been authorized and the quartermaster will at once advertise for bids for building the ceutral part of the structure, which will be put up this year, the remainder to be completed later. Work will begin within the next two months. When completed It will be one of the largest and best equipped army hos pitals In the country. It will be built of stone and located In front of the old building, to which It will be connected and the old on. will be used as quarters for th. attendant, snd for such other purposes as It may be 'suitable. A boafd &t olboers, consisting of Major C. A. Varnum, Captain O. W. Read and Captain Lanning Parsons, all of the Ninth cavalry, has been appointed by the com manding officer of the subpost to conduct the examination in drill regulations of the second-year class of cavalry. Civil engineers are engaged this week in surveying the site for the proposed power dam across the Republican river near the post athletic park. The War department has Issued orders transferring Post Commissary Sergeant Franklin Rose from Fort Thomas, Ken tucky, to Fort Riley, for duty In connection with tha training school for bakers. Rose is wen Known here. For rour years he was the champion rifle marksman In the army. During the Galveston flood, by his bravery and coolness, ho saved over sixty lives, for which he holds a certificate of merit signed by tho president of the United States. Captain Elmer A. Dean, medical depart ment, having been granted an extension of his leave of absence, returned to Chicago Tuesday. The course of Instruction in calisthenics snd gymnastics, which has been In charge of Captain George IL Cameron, Fourth cavalry, during the winter, will terminate Thursday evening, March 30, with an ex hibition at the gymnasium, designed to show the results accomplished and to ex emplify the average training rather than the work of specialists. Troops A and C, Ninth cavalry, will show calisthenics, marching and in place; Troops U and D, Ninth cavalry, will give a drill with Indian clubs and bar bellx; Troops A and C, Eleventh cavalry, will perform upon the side and long horse, and Troops B and D, Eleventh cavalry, upon the parallel bars. To enliven the exhibition there will also be several contests, consisting of a thirty yards' dash, potato race and military tug-of-war. The course of Instruction hns been carried on in the new gymnasium and hns been very successful, reflecting great credit upon the Instructors, Second Lieutenants E. P. Laurson, Eleventh cavalry, and 8. W. Wlnfree, Ninth cavalry, both men being finished gymnasts. Members of the Twentieth battery, field artillery, are planning to give an exhibition of rough riding about April 1. They have been practicing in the riding hall evenings and some expert horsemanship has been de veloped. Captain Ralph S. Granger, artillery corps, recently promoted and assigned to the coast artillery, left for Fort Mansfield, Rhode Island, today, where he will be sta tioned. Mrs. Granger accompanied him. No progress has been made this week In the Early court-martial trial, an adjourn ment having been taken while awaiting the receipt of certain depositions being taken at Fort Walla Walla and elsewhere, In be half of both the prosecution and the de fense. It Is probable that the court will not reassemble before the end of the month. Miss Surah Doebler. the evangelistic deaconess of Kinna City, who has been attending the annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal church In Junction City, delivered an address at the post Young Men's Christian association rooms last Sunday evening on the subject, "What Think Ye of Christ T" A large number of soldiers were present and much Interest was manifested. Inspector General and Mrs. George H. Burton are here from Washington, visiting their son-in-law and daughter, Lieutenant and Mrs. G. M. Lee. Arnold avenue la being macadamised In front of Carr hall. The work Is being done by day labor, under the direction of the quartermaster. The marriage of Second Lieutenant W. A. McCain, Eighth cavalry, and Miss Mary Louise Karle, was solemnized St the poet last Friday, Rev. Dr. Harshaw of Junction Cltv officiating. Lieutenant McCain left with bis regiment the same day. Mrs. Mo Cain wllL rvmaln here for some time, tho ?ruest of Captain snd Mrs. Dean, and will oln her husiiand in the Philippine islands next summer. The large amount of road building to be done on the military reservation required the purchase of modern machinery In order to d the work economically, and this week th. quartermaster twcelved a new sight- ton steam road roller, a rock crusher with a capacity of 100 yards per day, and a road scarifier, to be used in tearing up wornout macadam roads. A campaign of road im provement will be begun at once. Mrs. Churchill, wife of Second Lieu tenant Marlborough Churchill, field artil lery, has Joined the lieutenant here. She remained in the east visiting with friends when he came to the post lust January. Corporals I.ockwool of Troop K and Myers of Troop I, Eighth cavalry, were unable to accompany their squadron to the Presidio, both being sick in the hos pital. Corporal J. H. Osborne, Nineteenth bat tery, field artillery, has gone to Nashville, Tenn., having received telegraphic Infor mation that Ills mother is dangerously sick there. When the third squadron of the Eighth cavalry left for the Philippine iHlands on Friday of last week, they were accom panied to the railroad station by an escort of honor consisting of the entire cavalry command, dismounted, in uniform, armed with the saber, headed by the . Ninth cavalry band. The Eighth cavalry came to Fort Riley In March, 1902, fresh from service in Cuba, and during their tour of duty here the members made many warm and lasting friendships. As the train which bore them away pulled out of the station, the band meanwhile playing "Auld Lang Syne," misty eyes could not be hidden by the cheerful smiles and lusty cheers which followed the departing squadron. Members of the two troops of the Ninth cavalry who went to Washington to par ticipate In the Inaugural oeremonlea brought home glowing accounts of their en tertainment while In the capital elty. Among other things, they were tendered a reception and banquet at the Second Bap tist church, at which 2,000 persons of their race were present, and which grew Into an ovation for the dusky soldiers. Second Lieutenant J. B. Dlllard, field ar tillery, was confined to his quarters by sickness several days this week. Brigadier General Fltzhugh Lee, accom panied by his daughter, Mrs. Rush S. Wells of Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and Miss Cor nelia B. Knox of Washington. D. C, spent a few days at Fort Riley this week, visit ing the general's son, First Lieutenant George M. Lee, Seventh cavalry, and fam ily. A division has been made of the bakery fund savings accumulated since the first of the year, the organizations receiving from $15 to fr0 each. The official apportionment among the various organizations serving at this post, of the ground comprising the post gardens, is being made. The work of surveying the parcels of ground to be allotted to each organization waa begun on Thursday bv the post engineer officer. Captain George II. Cameron, Fourth cavalry. The boun daries of each lot will be Indicated by permanent stone markers. Private Theodore Baker, Troop A, Elev enth cavalry, has been relieved from spe cial duty In the post bakery. Private Frederick M. Allen, Troon P, Eleventh cavalry, has been detailed on sneclal duty as telephone operator, snd Private Leonard M. Sebree. Sixth battery, field e-tillery, on special duty in the sig nal office. Privates) Henry Phillips and John A. I-agsart, Twentieth battery, field artillery, have been promoted to be corporals. Fort Des Molaea. FORT PES MOINES. Ia.. March . (Special.) Colonel Thomas returned to the post snd resumed command on Sunday, after an absence of ten days spent in Chi cago and St. Paul. oergeiint James M. Harrlgan of the signal corps rejoined on Saturday from a few days' leave spent In Chicago with his mother. Major George D. Deshon, surgeon, left on Monday morning for Fort Niobrara to act as a member of the court-martial con vened to try Csiotaln Klikri.an of the Twenty-fifth Infantry. Lieutenant W. 1. Smith was relieved from duty as squHdroir quartermaster of the Second squadron on Sunday, his detail for two jeurs having expired, and Lieu tenant John A. Pearson was appointed in his place. Lieutenant Smith goes to Troop F, to which Lieutenant Pearson was at tached. Commissary Claeren of the Eleventh cavalry entertained the men of the garri son with his phonograph last Saturday evening. He has a collection of more than 10ft records. Lieutenant Stephen C. Reynolds spent a four days' leave visiting friends In St. Louis during the week. First Lieutenant James M. Little, bat talion adjutant of the Thirtieth infantry, arrived nt the post on Sunday, having Journeyed overland from Fort Crpok to make arrangements for the march of his battalion for target practice on the range here the early part of next month. He left on Tuesday morning again going over land by another route. Captain and Mrs. Jones left on Thursday evening for a visit with the letter's par ents In the City of Mexico. Lleutenunt Rockwell has taken over the duties of commissary and exchange officer during the absence of Captain Jones. Lieutenant George Orunert Intends to take advantage of a twenty days' leave on Saturday, and Lieutenant Jullen E. Gaujot, squadron adjutant of the Second squadron, will command Troop K during his absence. Colonel and Mm. Thomas entertained the officers and ladles of the garrison at a hop In the post hall on Wednesday evening. About 100 members of the Southwestern Tows Press Association visited the post on Thursday afternoon. Governor Cummins, Adjutant General Thrift and several other officers of the Iowa National Guard also srrlved and were the guests of Colonel Thomas, who honored his distinguished visitors with a review on the east drill ground. Sergeant Frederick A. Seed of the hos pital corps left for Hot Springs, Ark., on Thursday sfternoon In charge of Private Warnock of Troop K, who la sent for treatment at the military hospital at that place. Some of the electric lighting fixtures are being Installed In the post exchange, filling a long felt want, as It has been impractic able to use this fine hulhllng after sundown. MEDICS HAVE INITIATION Candidates Do Some Qoeer Stunts for the Amusement ot Onlookers, A Joint Initiation of candidates Into the Phi Rho Sigma fraternity was held last evening by Eta and Iota chapters of the fraternity from the Omaha and Creighton medical colleges, respectively. A great deal of amusement was furnished passersby on the sidewalks by the strange antics which the candidates were put through. Some of them sang songs, others tried to work the old gold brlok game upon Innocent peo ple and one of them was so successful that had he not been good enough to re turn the money and confess to the duped one after the game had been played he would have been arrested. ' After the Initiation had been completed the active members of the fraternity and a large number of the alumni gathered In the banquet hall at the Millard hotel, where the fifth annual banquet was held. W. II. Anderson scted in the capacity of toastmaster and proved to be quite witty. Dr. E. C. Henry responded to the toast "Opportunities In Medicine;" Dr. A. C. Stokes, "A Bachelor In Medicine:" Dr. F. E. Coulter, "The Qood of the Order," while Dr. B. L. Davis answered to the toast "After Taklns" The following are the names of tjk In itiates last evening; L. M. Miller. J. J. Hompes, C. L. Emmons, George Stolley, H. D. Vurchard, K. E. Thompson, J. E. Simpson, J. 3. Prendergast, H. A. Johnson, C. H. Newell, J. F. Quinn and J. W, Mee han. The following doctors were admitted Into honorary membership: Bulger, Rich, Bomers and P.amsey. Catch Forger In Missouri. CASPER, Wyo., March 25. (Special.) Sheriff Webb has returned from Jopltn, Mo., with William Wardlow, who Is wanted here and at Buffalo on the charge of forgery. Bee Want Ads Do the Business. LOCAL BREVITIES. Bradsteet's Commercial agency has mud. Inquiry of the building inspector's office for some figures concerning the building boom which Omaha Ih enjoying at th. present time. Former Police Judge Gordon has filed a claim against the city for damages for injuries received by his wife by being thrown from a buggy while driving oi Fortieth street. The North Sixteenth Street Improvement club Is rapidly Increasing Its membership and the members are greatly encouraged by the good already accomplished for that section of the city. . A demented woman who gave the nam. of Lletle Trlunese was taken from a room at 1308 Capitol avenue Friday night by Officer O'Connor. A charge of insanity has been filed sgalnst her. The Festival chorus, which was to meet at the First Methodist cburoh at 4 p. m. Sunday has postponed the meeting for the Sabbath. The chorus will meet as usual at the city hall on Monday evening. The Omaha Philosophical society will meet at 1U usual place of meeting, north west corner of Seventeenth and Douglas streets, Sunday, March 26, at 2:30 o'clock p. m. The subject will be 'Japan," by Hon. Frank Heller. Admittance free. A number of reckless lads threw eggs at a Park line street car last evening about 8:30 o'clock, breaking a number of win dows and discoloring the plush on the seats. The police have been furnished with, the names of some of the offenders and expect to get all of them. . Fourteen young men were arrested Isst evening In the cigar store and barber shop of G. A. Lang, located at 1506 How ard street. They were charged with being Inmates of a gambling house., O. A, Lang, the proprietor of the house, was charged with keeping, a gambling house. Postofflce Inspector Sinclair Is of tha opinion Uie recent robberies of the post offices at Deweesee and Hildteth are the work of professionals, but does not think they are members of the organised gajig which has been operating of late in sur rounding states. C. M. Cotterman, director of posts for the Philippines, Was an Omaha visitor Saturday, enroute from his old home at Albion, Neb., for San Francisoo, from wher. he will sail April 1 for the Philip pines to resume his duties after a three months' vacation visit In the United States. In the Bemls case yesterday the plain tiff waa on the stand and datalled not only the events of the night he received, his injuries, but most of bis personal his tory froiii the time he came on earth lo the present. He testified that he was pro ceeding home on (hut. night by the rout, usually taken by him, Tony Vanous, conductor of the patrol wagon, was thrown from the rear steps of the wagon while coming' in with a loud of prisoners and ha1 tits right thumb broken. Besides breaking bis thumk h. was taa.y tiruisea snout the shoulders He was attended by f olic, buxgeoa nedy. ,.