The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, January 21, 1909, Image 3

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John It. Win) '.bury, a well known
facial Fpocialist, committed suicide at
Coney Island.
A court 'M il'T wa.i issued fur I ho
trial ot Harry K. Thaw to dctcrmin'
his menial condition.
Scarlet fever appeared among th
students al ih" Cornell College of Ag
riculture at Ithaca, N. Y.
Tho Spring Hill college al Mobile,
Ala., the largest Jesuit institution in
the south, was destroyed by flic.
Kt. Rev. Poniard J. Molinald. bishop
of the Roman Catholic diocese of
Rochester. X. Y . died, i.god S.'i yetirs.
Mrs. Nathan Skorrard and four ohil
ilren were burned to death at a lum
ber ramp "0 miles from Ashland.
Heroism of nurses saved the livts
of 15 patients of the Trull hospital i'
Hiddleford, Me., when lire nutted the
Snydertown, Pa., was thrown into a
panic by the collapsing of an aban
doned coal mine, causing a rhork like
an earthquake.
("apt. dustnv A. Uusse, fa; 1m r of the
mayor of Chicago, a veteran of the
civil war and well known obi rear
dent of Chicago, is dead.
William C and John S. McKoo,
bankers of Khnenion and Clininnville.
Pa., were sentenced to live years in
prison for misapplication of funds.
J. I). Wood of Salt Lake, millionaire
mine owner, and perhaps the largest
cheep owner in the west, was Instant
ly killed by a Fnl'.m Pacific engine.
Miss Kmnia .Goldman and Dr. li' ti
Holtinan, who call i himself "King ot
the Hoboes," were arrested in San
Francisco, charged with conspiracy !u
incite a riot.
Seven foreigner., who aie said to
have hern stupefied from liquor se
cured lit a wedding re-duatim, were
burned to death in a Mr" which de
stroyed three houses at (leodt evn. Pa.
The supreme rouri of the Cubed
Stales decided against former Presi
dent .Mover .of the Western Federation
of Miners in the damage sail brought
by him against former (Jov.
of Colorado.
W. L.
Sceley Kills His Wife, Daughter
and Himself.
Seattle. Wash.. Jan. 1S.-W. h.
Seeley, an attorney and former na
tional hank examiner for Illinois mi
der Comptroller of the CuiTonr;'
Kckels, his wife, Mrs. Kate M. Seeley,
a member of the. national society of
the Daughters of the Amirican Uovo
lution, and his daughter, Miss Hour
Seeley, a student of the Cniversiiy of
Washington, and it member of the
Dalta (lama society, were found dead
In a bathroom of iheir home In the
fashionable Capital Hill district yes
That Seeley killed his wife and
daughter while insane over fina. trial
worries and then committed suicide is
the theory of the coroner and the
Seeley fame here loss than two
years ago from St. Joseph, Mo.
Resolution for Moving Nebraska State
House from Lincoln.
Unrolii. Neb., Jan. 1!!. A resolu
tion was introduced in I be slate : en
ate yesterday providing for the re
moval of the state capltol from Lin
coin to Kearney, Hun'aio county. Sen
ator Parlor of Saline county la the
author of the resolution which pro
vldcs for the appointment of a com
mitlee of live to investigate the ad
vantages of Kearney ir; a capital city.
As stated In the resolution, the pur
pose Is to have the stale rapllol lo
ralrd nearer the renter of the stale.
Root Selected for Senator.
Albany. N. Y., Jan. 10. Fllhii Hoot,
secretary of state in Piesidenl
Roosevelt's rablnei, was the unanimous
choice of the Republican legislative
eaurtts which met last nlchl to mime
n candidate to succeed Fulled States
Senator Thomas C. Piatt, whose term
of ofllce will expire on March I.
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What Is Goinc On at the
National Capital.
Sets New Record for
i rvE'
WASHINGTON When Theodore
Roosevelt retires from the presi
dential ollire, on March 4 next, ho will
have inad'' a record for numerous cab
inet appointments. The hist cabinet
meeting ho presides over will be com
posed almost solely of comparatively
new men. There will be but one man.
Secretary Wilson, who attended the
first cabinet meeting thai Roosevelt
held in the autumn of I'.itll. There
will be only one other. Secretary of
the Treasury C'ortelyou, who was at
the cabinet table In March, 100.", when
Mr. Roosevelt entered upon his pres
ent term.
In the seven and a half years of his
tenure. Mr. Roosevelt will have had
2! different cabinet oflleers. but not
as many different men, fur Mr. Rout
has served under him llrst its secre
tary of war anil then as secretary of
state. Mr. ('oit'lyoti lias had three
cabinet positions under Roosevelt
commerce and labor, post oilico and
treasury. Attorney Ceneral llona
parte first came into the cabinet as
secretary of t lie navy.
No other president has made so
rany changes. There have been six
secretaries of the navy since Mr.
To Embark Again
ANOTI1KR interesiinn WasliiiiKlon
romance is disclosed in the an
nouncement of the e'm.'iement of
Preston dibson, millionaire clubuim,
athlete, author and playwri.uhl, to
Miss draco McMillan larvis, a niece
of Lady Harrington and one of last
season's most atiraeiivo and charni
in.!? debutantes.
Tlie iMivagemeiil was announced by
Miss .larvis" grandmother. Mrs.
James McMillan, wife of Hie late -senator
from Michigan, who was one of
the wealthiest men in the Wolverine
Mr. dibson is a son of the late Sen
ator Randall Lee dib.-on of Louisiana
and a nephew of Associate .Justice Kd
ward I). White or the I'nited States
supreme court. He is also closely re
lated to Mrs. William !". Draper,
whose husband was former ambassa
dor to Italy, both ef whom are now
prominent in Waahinston society.
Amusing Stories
AdOOO de;il of iimiisenient was ere
iitetl at the hearing of ihe roni
mlitoe on ways and means the other
day, when a newspaper article was
brought to the attention of the com
mittee, staling i ha l "the ways and
means committee, which is now en
gaged in the tank of framing a bill to
protect American industries, hail pur
chased toweling bearin:; the mark,
"Made in Croat llritaln." The clip
ping was passed along lo the commit
teemen, and linally one of them sent
this word down to a member of the
"When the session Is over turn up
the rhair upon wliirli you are sitting
and read the mark." This was done,
and it was revealed that the rhair was
"Made In Vienna."
Further inquiry disclosed that the
gypsum upon the walls of the commit
tee room wiis imported from Canada,
thill the carpets on the floor rani"
Katherine Elkins to
TI 1 1-2 end of the romance of Kather
ine Klkins and the duke of the
Ahrnszl Is to lie like the final chapter
of an old fashioned novel, in which the
heroine tl'-es vxlih her memories lo
convent walls and the In ru betake?,
himself ar.d his wounded heart to the
wilderness of ihe world to seek for
get fulness.
The au: horiiai ive aiinoiinremeni there would be no marrl.o.'.e be
tween Mls.-i F.lklns and ihe Italian
prince and cousin of a lung wa.-i bard
ly cold when the cable brought from
Rome the repori thai the duke as
planning to he T tn the unexplored
inountHln fiutncHs-s n' India
Snhtieipieiit dispute he.! !:ae mm
pmmi pi
Cabinet Members
I Koosevol! elui red the White House -!
Lorn. .Moi-iou, Mouiy, Poiiitnarte, Met
I calf and Newborn' ; and live postina.;
Itejs p-nora! -Smith, Payne, Wynne,
t'orlelyou and Meyer. There have
j In e I tw;) secretaries of state 11.1 V
I and Root. The lereitl siuroiinconient
! that Secretary Root is In rcsii;u n-;
i soon as he Is elected to the senate
from Now York and that Assistant
I Secretary of Slate Koliort Itacon of
New York and Muslim will succeed
I him assures three secretaries of state
1 durini; President Roosevelt's time.
I Mr. Roosevelt bus also b:ul three see-
rotario:; uf the treasury, three secre
taries of war, three attorneys Rneral.
Ihreo secretaries of commerce and two
secretaries of I lie interior.
drover Cleveland, the only other
president since (Irant's time who bin
served two tot ins, had but 2'S cabinet
ofl'cers. They were in two adminis-
I trillions, separated by a four year pe
jiiod. In each ef his administrations
j most ef the men who came into office
I with bini remained at liis caliinet
talde (ill the close of the four yeaia
for wbirli l hi nresident hail boon
! elected. Hut one of tln chanxos In
Mr. Roosevelt's cabinet s lias been on
account of death, and Mint was n the
slate department.
When Mr. Paeon becomes secretary
of state line.' of the nine members of
the last Roosevelt cabinet will bo
men who were favorite:! :tt tennis and
have been counted as members of the
tennis rnbinei.
on Matrimonial Sea
This is .Mr. dibson's second venture
on the sea of matrimony, in liMiti he
married Miss Minna Field. daunhliT
of Henry Field of Chicago and niece
of Marshall Field, the merchant dry
Scotls prince. Their wedding oinhl.
years aia was the result of a ro
mance (i.ititii; from their ineetini; in
school, hut Hie marriage turned out.
unl'iipidlv and I wo years ai:o Ciibson
and bis first wife were divorced.
Siiorily afterward she married Alger
non lliirnaby, a member of the ltritisli
"smart set." and Ihey are living in
After bis divorce Preston dilison
took up ids residence permanently in
Washington and al once became pop
ular in ihe set which i omprises some
of the best known beaux and belles oi
the fapilnl. Resides being a well
known author f Kentucky stories,
dibson has dramatic talents, and took
it prominent pari ia r.orlal Ihealricals.
!!ut it was as ati atlrtefe and lover of
open air sports that MLss .larvis came
to know him, and their love of athlet
ics soon ripened Into' the romance
wlilrh was announced recently.
The debut rf Miss .l.irvis last win-t'-r
was ivfj;i;ded as oni- of the smart
est events of the season.
on Tariff Revisers
from Urus'-els. and that the wood
work cf ihe imposing "throne'' upon
which ihe committeemen sit at hear
ing!!, was lroughi over from Italy.
"In far;," said a Iiemurral, "the only
article of domestic production around
Ihe ronimlttlce room those days is the
hot air supplied by the witnesses, who
appear before us."
All of this recalled ti Democratic
member-! of the committee a ludicrous
incident that during the con
sideration or the Dingloy bill In the
house. 11 years ago. Nelson W. Ding
ley of Maine was in clinrgf' of the tar
iff measure at that time, lie was
speaking to Hie theme, "We should
encourage American industries."
Mr. Dinghy was followed on ihe
Moor by .lorry Simpson of Kansas. nimble wit and comic stories
are a pan of the traditions of the
house. Mr. Dingley wore a high bat,
and invariably brought It Into the
house with him. laying it on the chair
adjoining the one he occupied.
"The gentleman should practice
what be preaches," shouted Mr. Simp
son, moving loward the un.suspcctitig
Mr. Dingley. Piriilnt; up Mr. Ding
ley's headgear, Simpson continued;
"I find a label In the genl Ionian's hat.
reading thus: 'Made In London.'"
Become a Nurse
tinned that report, and ever since
Washington has been wondering what
the young woman would do, It heiny,
assumed that her affections had been
I as deeply wounded as her myal suii-
I or 8 by the breaking of the engage
I ment.
j It is now learned thai MsS Klkins'
altitude toward society for the next
six months at least, and perhaps
longer, will be more serious than a ;
I anticipated.
I Arrangements haw been made by
i Miss Klkins to begn ihe serious work
I of study in the homeopathic geminl
I hospital in Washington.
! The course which .Miss Klkins wiil
f.::ve lo follow, under the rules of I
i piial mining, will Include anemlaa.-
ill nil lectures, clinics and opi-iath.!:.-..
She Alii have in speinl a en-lain ieim
j her of hours each day In varl ui :
iV.ani; i.Ueiiing tin- treatment of pa
; tiel'ts atnl llMlng In l ;! I' in lake l. ,;.
: pei ;i I 'II es. dres t vnill'd;', apply l,,i"i
I ii",- : and do ail which a topse urn-1
i p"i I'". ill IV; th" slob.
mejzzJi I
Til'man Makes Further Denials and
Washington. T!ie Ananias club wus
d.sciissed in the senate Tbursdiiy by
Seimtor Tillman, who declared thai
tiiteiueiils made by Attorney deiieral
llonaparte und Posi ma-ter Cieiieral
N'eycr In reply to his reply to charges
made against him by the president In
il lation to his contemplated purchase
of Oregon timber lands made them
ligible to membership in that organl
ation. He again defended iiis action
and said in lighting the men, who are
iXcriuincd "to destroy'' him, he was
' prepared for anything, even assnsslua
i ion."
He quoted the portion of Mr Hona
narte's statement of last Monday, In
xx hich the latter said that Tillman had
net told him of bis desire to obtain
nine of tile lands in ipiesiion und fliit
I. coniradieied the head of the Depart
ment of Just ice. lie declared that ho
had been entirely frank with Mr. llona
pane and had fully explained to him
his interest in those lands. He at
nibuled the alUirney general's altitude
lo a desire lo "bolster up" Ihe presi
dent. Postmaster deneral Mejer wa
brought into the discussion because of
;i statement made by him regarding
Hie Investigation of I he Dorr case. Mr.
Tillman said thai Mr. Meyer's effort t i
make it appear that the inquiry has
been directed originally against Door
wilt: not based on the truth. Do de
clared that from the first the Inquiry
had been directed against him (Till
man) and not against IVirr. Mr. Till
man was also careful lo bring out the
tact that the land which be attempted
to get was not government land at all,
nt land granted as far back as IMH:
under the condition that It should be
old at jL'.rni per acre.
Mr. Tillman dosed wiih a renewal
if his demand for an Investigation. ll-
said he was prepared for anything.
"Veil the knife of the assassin.
The Work As It Is Being Carried on
in the South.
Jacksonville, Kla. Ka.'lward an-t
southward t-'xvings the consumption,
citt'nhai. From Alabama to Morld-i
moves the cxhile'Vrn eumpiugn op
the National Association for Urn
Study and Prevention oi Tuberculo
sis. Kvoii In Florida whore natum
has done so much to furl her healtlilui
living man has been careless and un
wise and Ignorant in the care of Ins
b.nly so that the garden hits been
made ready in the human soli lor
harvests of needless disease.
Willi January first there opened at.
Jacksonville a "ninety day campaign"
which Is expected to stir every riiy,
town and uoldihorliond between tn.i
(nil ami the Atlantic. Ihe Siut-i
Superintendent ol Public Insiruciioii
will declare a "health iiin" in all ol
ihe schools. The slate board or
health will cooperate directly ami
through health otlicials over me stale.
Tin- women's clubs are especially
committed to the campaign through
their health llepai llllelll. Ifell;i itis,
civic, commercial, educational and
patriotic bodies will lane pari sn that
wlili the aid of the press of Ihe state
it Is expected I hat few l esidoiicts or
visitors will fall lo receive the mess
ago of 'belter health for all ot the
people.'' Negro lenders, e will)
the program plained at Tuskegee In
December, will push Ihe movement
among their lace.
The National Association has pro
vided for holding exhibits at Jackson
ville, Tampa and Pensaeola. Them
will also be one day institutes at
several of the linger towns, together
with meetings In practically every
community in the state. Ilerause oil
tile splendid health conditions in
Floi ilia :i Hill" lutein ;eni effort plus
a cumin oheiisivo ediiral ioual cam
paign will go fiir towards freeing th.T
state altogether from Inhorrulosis.
Nebraska Association of Prevention
of Tuberculosis, MS City Hall, DllliU
ha. Write ror circulars.
Want to Return to Prison.
San Francisco. Marlon Itaker, who
ays he Is a paroled horse thief from
an Illinois penitentiary, where ho was
given bis liberty fi ur years ago under
parole, surrendered himself to the au
thorities here, lie requested Hint ho
b- returned to the prison at Pontine.
Cuba to Rule Itself.
Havana. Jauaary 118. at noon Ihn
Cnuhaii peep!" will come Inlo their
own IV r the second time at ihe hand
of the Anii'ib'an government.
Jap Diplomat Goes to Washington,
Toklo. P.aron Ichiro Monlono, ihn
liist Japanese ambassador to the Rus
sian court, was received by the em
peror in a farewell audience, Tho
d poma' w ill start for his new post
January "''.
Stevens Will Not Resign.
Pioston.- It was announced hero by
lo. the local officials of Ihe Now York,
New- Haven K- Hartford railroad that
Vice President. John F. Stevens will
not resign in order to become presi
dent of the C( hu ailn it Southern rail
road. Hearing on Express Bill.
Washington---The question whether
express agents will be allowed to
compete with commission lu'Tchnnts
will roine up hi fine the Semite com
inilleo on Intor.-iaie (oiutneice Frl
day, January a' which time a hear
ing wil be had n a bill introduced by
Senator Ih'kett li: i spring to compel
exproFs agents to stiiv out ff the pro
j ilu-e bUsiuc-s. It is expected that the
j officer of the Western Fltlit Jobbers'
j association will niteiid the hearing
I and present their rase to the conim l
hoist no nvt: tons .or off
Prior in the war with Spain Aniei'l-en.-
knew little iilionl ihe Islan I of
l'o:-io I'le i, and the Island knew little
i'.baut i's iictr neighbor. Ami! lea.
Ha; row i':a. luii a'l been c!i:i:i';-.'d. It
ia tea years since the Island
ca:n nnder the control of Ihe Fulled
Stai -s, and in that lime Am.i ii a;is
b.ivo MCtilcd In the Island and are now
io Ii.- found in almost every Industry
tin re. In fad th, chief Industries,
such as su ;:ir, tobacco and fruit, arc
almo.-t cniirely coi.tiolled by Anio.l
can capital. -
The sugar industry, which Is by far
the miiKi iiuporlani, haa had a phe
nomenal growih In the last decade.
Formerly the plantations, scattered
thn u:;lujut the Island, but more espe
cially in the coast regions, were oper
ated 1. dependent)'. The cane was
i- Im-H, the sugar was made and was
shipped by rnch estate. This met bod, of
rouisv, nore.sltated a very priniltlve
and luoflieleui process. The power
was almost without exception fur
tih'hod by oxen operating n small set
ot rolh-ru, into which the nine was fed
by baud. The boiling of the Juice ami
the or v nt a HiJug of iM. Hugar was done
in open pans, with Hie rt suit that a j
large pi'rcenlag' of the sugar wns not
recovered. Hence Porto Rico boranie
famed for her line molasses, while lit
tle or nothing whs ever heard of her
production of sugar.
To-day on nt arly every estate the
old mills have fallen Inlo disuse or
have been dismantled. I be rollers used
In road making and the pans for enlllo
to drink from, for sugar making by In
dividuals Is a thing or the past.
American companies have estab
lished what are known as "centrals"
ami have made It for the Intercut of
plantation owners to send their cane
there to be made Inlo sugar. Those
companies have established railroads
with branches running Into all estates
to hi lug Hie cane quickly and easily to
the mills.
In most cases the "central" has a
general supervision over the eslnles
with Inspectors who advise Ihe latent
methods of cane culture. Install Irriga
tion systems, encourage the opening of
new lands, often forwarding money for
such work, und lu general promote the
cullure of more antl better cane.
Ilesides owning several plantations
some of the linger "centrals" gather
antl grind Ihe cane from tin or more
plantations extending along the coast
some) lines for ,10 or 10 miles and far
back into the mountains.
The advantage to the plantation
owner Is very evident in that his work
and responsibility end when bis cane
Is raised, cut anil loaded upon the com
panies' cars which come by means of
portable tracks Into bis very fields.
The efficiency of the modern and elab
orate method of sugar making more
l ban makes up for the division of
These sugar houses are equipped
with the lnlest and best machinery.
No expense Is spared in this respect,
for by the saving of even the smallest
percentage of additional sugar ihe
amount saved In tho manufacture of
a season's crop, often 2a, 000 tons or
more, is enormous.
Connected with the sugar houses are
laboratories with a corps of chemists,
who by continued analysis at every
stage in the process of manufacture
control il so that the maximum amount
of sugar Is obtained, and the finished
product is kept up to the standard do
sired by the refiners lu the "slates."
This process of manufacturing the
sugar occupies from six to right
months In the year, the rest of the
time being given up lo repairs and Im
provements. With the exception of Ihe laborers,
who are of course natives, these places
an- operated by Amei leans, and dining
the grinding season you find many col
onies of them situated far from the
cities In the midst of the cane coun
try. Some men holding positions which
demand their attention the year round
have set i led willi their families at
the.-e 'centrals," but for the most part
those required but for ihe busy season
go ninth for the rest of the time,
where the social and climatic condi
tions are more agreeable.
The social life Is of course very lim
ited In these places, owing lo the fact
that they are situated so far from the
cities that, with the very poor moans
of transportation, It is very illfTlculi lo
reach thelll.
At ihe largest 'centials" you find
but six or eight families living In sep
arate houses, and a clubhouse housing
:!n or 10 unmarried men or men with
out their families.
Hut even milling themselves some
social life would be possible Wen- it
not for llie fact that these people come
from so many social classes tlo'in-
The lack of schools for the rhlld.en
rcooa lUusTmmN or. ms
has been a great drawback lo ntrn
rallying their families with tliein, but
there Is n plan under consideration
now for the government to establish
schools al laitne rf the larger "con
mis" for Aimelorn children. This
will probably b-.. the moans of inducing
more men to carry (heir families with
I hem. and event ually greatly Imprcvo
the sot lal life.
Probably I he school ti arhers form 1 he
largest elans or Americans on tho Is
land, but, rf rntirio, ihey are very
widely seat tend. the larger cities
of San Juan, Ponce and Mayngtiez, you
find a groat many American touchers,
ImiIIi men and women, and probably in
these three rillcs are to be found as
many Anierlrnns as In (lie rest of the
San Juan is th" renter of American
civilization In. I'orto Rico, and has
hern from the first. There are (he
government ollirlals, ami most or the
men lu business of a commercial na
ture. However. In I raveling about the In
terior of ihe Island and In the smaller
const cities, the larger part of Amor,
leans you niei t are teachers, lu every
town large enough to be called such,
yon find a school over which float 3
the American flag, and In which the
Fngllfdi language is being taught.
Orion ihe only Kngllsh speaking per
son in the whole town Is the teacher,
and It may bo n long, hard Hip by
coach or on horseback to tho noXt
Among a strange people, where tho
language, fond, customs, etc., nre so
hard to heroine accustomed to, It often
proves u hard life.
Mill lu the larger towns the condi
Hons are much hotter. Here you gen
erally find more I ban one teacher, bet
ter school buildings, ami a higher class
or people, wiih whom It is easier to
1 no tobacco business has already
grown to vast proportions under Amer
ican management, as Is evidenced by
Ihe constantly Increasing consump
tion of Porto Rlcan cigars in (he
Fulled States. In every town or vil
lage, even among the mountains, to
bacco Is still raised and cigars are
still made as they have been for gen
erations, but the new tobacco raisers
have planted hundreds and in 0110 case
over 1,000 acres in a stetch
which may he seen entirely covered
by cheese cloth to subdue the light
and Improve the qitallly. This Indus
try has by no moans reacheil Its
height, and. Indeed, has the prospect
of n vast future growth.
The coffee raising Is also vvorti y of
mention, although not developed as yet
to any Brent extent. Coffee H raised
mostly among the mountains and
Americans have taken It up hut little.
However. It has been pronounced tho
finest coffee la the world by President
Roosevelt, ami when the ninrkot for It
Is made It. will undoubtedly offer a
broad field for American Interest.
There are also a large number of
minor Industries which men from the
Fulled Stales have entered and at
which thry are making fortunes.
Among these are the raising of pine
apples, rocoaiiuls. rice and vegetables,
whirh are sent to Ihe I'nited States for
winter use. The buying up and ex
porting of unlive lace and drawn work
has also been rariled on lo a limited
It is clearly evident that Ihe Island
as a whole has not been developed to
anything like its capacity. While
American!) are recognizing thP wealth
of the place and are taking advantagi
or It, Ihe next ien years will withoiu
doubt show a much greater advance
than has the past decade.
Noise of Wireless Telegraphy.
Many readers may be surprised to
learn that the electric sparks em
ployed in wlrelos telegraphy over
long distances produce a noise that
may be annoying for those living dose
by the station. At least this has been
the experii nee at die F.lffol Tower in
ParK whole ihe sparks from an appa-'
rat us possessing a power of ten kilo
walls have proved disagreeable to peo
ple several hundred yards away
Since It Is now proposed to substitute
apparatus of l'i kilowatts power, wit!)
the hope of sending roniiminlcatloin
illicit from Paris to New York, th,.
general Inn station will lie placed un
ileiM'oun I in order lo smother the
sound of I ic sparks.