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Master h Ctecsry Itary RlIes
In Company's Favar.
OBCINXE IS G0NFISGAT03Y.
Young Dean McCafferty, Aged Six,
Taken From School Room in Dei
Moines and Hustled Away by Two
Women Rumored That Mother Had
Hand in Lad't Disappearance.
Des Moines, Sept. 17. In the matter
of the litigation between the city ol
Dos Moines and the water cotupuny,
G. F. Henry, master in chancery, made
a ruling that the city cannot enforce
Its ordinance reducing water rates
Ho decided that tne rates proposed
would be confiscatory and deprive
tlie water com any without process ol
law. The rates proposed by an ordi
nance two years ago reduced rates H
cents a thousand and cut meter rent
als $1 a year. The matter was re
ferred to Mr. Henry as master In chan
cery by the federal court.
Woman Kidnaps Boy.
Dean McCalferty, aged six years,
was taken from the kindergarten ol
the Forent school. While the lad was
ut his desk a woman suddenly entered
the room and taking the lad to a largo
unto which stood In front of the build
ing, pushed him Into the car. After
she. entered the car, the chauffeur,
who was also n woman, drove away
from the building at a furious pace.
The police were notified Immediately,
but let the party with the child escape
on a Great Western train eastward
bound. It Is reported that one of the
women wns Mrs. Guy McCafferty,
mother of the child, and that she came
from Kansas City, where she has
been, about a year, for the purpose ol
securing the lad.
Average Age l Less.
Before the national meeting of life
Insurance men In session here, Dr.
Ravold of St. Louis declared that the
average ago of Americana is decreas
ing and that they are now dying
younger than In other years. He de
clared that statistics show that In the
last thirty years the average age of
death has been lowered very much.
; SIGOURNEY GETS REUNION
8urvlvort of Crocker's Iowa Brigade
In Line at Washington.
Washington, la., Sept. 17. A parade
of tho survivors of Crocker's Iowa
brigade was the feature of tho reunion
The next reunion will be held ut
-Slgourney In 1911. The brigade re
ceived Invitations from Des Moines,
Charlton, Clurlnda and Slgourney.
Slgourney was decided upon because
the brigade society had Its Inception
there. The guidons used In this re
union are the girt of 1.. S. Tyler of
The ladies of the brlgtidu gave a re
ception at tho Itaptlst church, niter
which the citizens of Washington took
-.ho soldiers and tho visiting ladles on
a long automobile ride.
At tho cnmptlre Hubert G. Cousins
delivered his lecture on Lincoln. Fred
R Whlto has been chosen for orator
NEWTON LOSES MILITIA
Company Mustered Out Because No
Armory Can Be Secured.
Newton, la., Sept. 17. Company 1
Fifty-fourth Iowa national guard, has
lieen mustered out and tho members
given honorable discharges because
no suitable place for an armory could
lie secured. It Is believed that Keo
kuk will get the company. It Is the
first time since tho civil war that Jas
per county has been without mllltla
Kfforts to secure an armory have been
made for several months.
Waterloo Gets Next Conference.
Charles City, la., Sept. 17. At the
business session of the Uppor Iowa
Methodist conference hero, Waterloo
was selected as the meeting place next
year. The meeting will be at tho
First Methodist Episcopal church
Waterloo, of which the Rev. E. I). Hull
Is pastor. Two other cities were ap
pllcants for the honor of entertaining
the conference In '1911. Pecorah and
Marshalltown, but Waterloo was an
easy winner and the latter two places
withdrew before the final vote was
Webster C'ty Man Killed.
Webster City, la., Sept. 17. Joseph
Wheeler of this city, who from all ap
pearanccs was slugged, robbed and
nhot at Mankato, Minn., died. Wheel
er's body was found under a railroad
bridge. He wns unconscious and re
mained so until death. He had been
conducting a concession at the Man
kuto fair and Is widely known over
Iowa ns a concession man. There is
Must Keep 8oda Straws Covered,
Des Moines, Sept. 17. In the belle
that tho exposure of straws used at
fioda fountains to handling by nil
classes of peoplo tends to spread dis
ease, State Food and Dairy Commis
sioner Harney has notified proprietor
of soda fountains and other dis
pensers of dtlnKs to l.cep their straws
ELIND MAN ENDS LIFE
Ed;ar Tullia ef Lincoln Use Shotgun
Lincoln, Sept. 1". After blowing
bis lace inmost entirely a ay with a
shotgun, EJgar A. Tuliis, ag'J tu.rty
two, and foully blind, ran V') feet,
pulled an automatic pistol fr m his
pocket and sent a bullet through his
heart. H'j died instantly at his fath
er's home, 1 "31 North Twdnty-eUhth
Since the sadden attack of optical
paralysis seven years a?o, which left
him totally bightless, a:ii the reported
residence of his wife la Omaha with
her parents, Tuliis has been morose.
Slugged and Robbed at Auburn.
South Auburn, Neb., Sept. 17. Ja
cob Deitz of Burr, Neb., was slugged
and rubbed here. He was found un
conscious. His money had all been
taken, but his watch remained on the
person. No very definite marks of
violence were to he discovered, but
the physician declared it to be his
opinion that practically the same pro
cess had been followed with him which
resulted In the killing of John Ruby
last week. It is now thought that
Deltz will recover.
Alliance Still Wants School.
Lincoln, Sept. 17. The suit of the
Commercial club of Alliance, wherein
It Reeks to prevent the location of the
new normal school at Chadron, has
been appealed to the supreme court
from the district court of Lancaster
county. The Commercial club of Alli
ance lost out In the lower court. It Is
argued that Alliance was the only
town In the state which compiled with
the law und filed Its proposition with
the state normal board in the time
STOCK YARDS TO
Permit- to Double Switching
' Charges is Granted.
Lincoln, Sept. 17. The state rail
way commission has granted the re
quest of the Union stock yards of
South Omaha to Increaso Its switching
rates and It has ordered that the
charges be absorbed by the railroads
Interested. The order takes effect
Oct 24. The railroads have until
Oct. 17 to make a showing against the
order. Testimony was taken on sev
eral occasions In this case, the rail
roads and the Updike Grain company
appearing In opposition to the pro
posed Increase, nnd considerable ef
fort was made to learn the true value
of the stock yards.
Inasmuch, however, as the values of
the property of the company as fixed
by the company nnd by Engineer
I Iurd were very far npart, the commis
sion did not take this Item Into ac
count In permitting tho Increase In
rat's. The request was granted he-
nuse the commission believed the
charges desired to be made by the
stock yards were reasonable nnd Just
for the service performed nnd In line
Ith the charges made by the rail-
o:uls one against the other. In the
matter of the value, the commission
eld that the charges are not yet suf-
dent to guarantee a proper return
n the Investment ns found by the
parties Invest Unting.
Tho several Increases are from 75
rents to $1 on cars of stock shipped
Into tho yards and handled by the
company; for hauling out cars of rub
bish or cinders, $2 n car; for hauling
groin cars from connecting lines to
the Updike elevators, $2 a car; for
hauling cars of produce, other than
grain, from tho Updike elevator, $2 a
car; for hauling In cars ordered, but
not used, $2; for locomotive nnd pas
senger cars from one line to another,
3 n cnr. This Increase Is supposed to
bo absorbed by the railroads, and Is
not supposed to affect the price the
shipper pays the railroads.
Indorsed Judge Mills.
Lincoln, Sept. 17 The Nebraska
state railway commission has Joined
with others In indorsing the candl
dacy of Judge Ira B. Mills, chairman
of the Minnesota board of railway
commissioners, for a place In the new
court created by act of the late con
gress to pass on appeals from the ml
Ings of the interstate commerce com
mission. The law provides for the
creation of a court of five members
to be appointed by the president.
Dies After Century of Life.
Omaha, 8ept. 17 Mrs. Rose Kin
ney, formerly of Council Dluffs, died
at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ellen
Ilnrrett,. here. She had lived for
century and the last thirty years were
spent at Council Muffs.
Double Tragedy at Norton, Kan
Norton. Kan., Sept. 17. W. M
Proadshaw, a guard at the federal
penitentiary nt Leavenworth, shot
Rertha Schmltz nt her home near here
and then committed suicide. Jealousy
and unrequited love caused the trag
edy. Miss Schmltz was shot twice
but probably she will recover.
Alter leaving her father, J. N. Shr-n-
hard, and her brother, Taylor Shop
hard, unconscious In another room
n unidentified man who entered the
Shephard home at Nowkirk, Okla
went to the bed room of Taylor Shep
hard's thirteen year old daughter and
attacked the girl. The assailant ea
Much Speculation as to Action
cf State Committee.
CHAIRMAN FAVORS ALDRIGH.
Manuel Said to Be Anxious to Indorse
Republican Nominee Others on
Committee Want to Name Member
of Popul'st Party Tibbies Men
tioned as Probable Candidate.
Lincoln, Sept. 13. Considerable In
terest attaches to the coming meeting
of the Populist state committee, which
Chairman Manuel has called for to
morrow at the Lincoln hotel.
, There is much speculation as to
what the committee will do In regard
to selecting a candidate for governor.
Manuel is said to be anxious to In
dorse C. II. Aldrlch, the Republican
nominee, as he Is committed to coun
ty option, which was indorsed by the
Populist convention. Others on the
committee, it is reported, want to in
dorse a member of the Populist party,
and T. H. Tibbies Is being mentioned
as a probable candidate. Elmer E.
Thomas of Omaha has sent letters to
members of the committee or to Pop
ulists asking them to line up for Aid
rich. Schuyler Firm Loses.
The state railway commission has
dismissed the application of the Wells-Abbott-Neiman
company of Schuyler
for an order to compel the Union Pa
cific nnd the Burlington railroads to
install a transfer switch at that place.
This Is the second time this applica
tion has been passed upon. The rail
roads won In the first instance ana
then a rehearing was granted. The
second decision Is like the first, the
commission holding that ample facil
ities have been provided In that town
for shipping and the transfer switch
is not necessary.
CALVIN M. GREGG SHOT
Aged Man Receives Charge In
While on Outing. .
Osceola, Neb., Sept. 19. Calvin M.
Gregg of South Omaha, who was here
for a few days visiting with his son,
Robert Gregg, was shot and seriously
wounded. Mr. Gregg and his Polk
county relatives were starting for the
Platte river for an outing and had
taken a gun along. Mr. Gregg allowed
the gun to slip from his hands just
as he was about to Bhoot. The ham
mer struck the tongue of the wagon
and the full charge of shot was re
ceived In the upper part of the leg.
Owing to his age It is not expected
that he will recover, he being over
seventy years old.
JOSLYN TO REBUILD PLANT
President of Chemical Reduction Com
pany Thinks Fire Was Incendiary.
Omnha, Sept. 19. George A. Joslyn,
president of the Western Chemical
Reduction company, whose plant In
East Omaha burned to the ground
Saturday, arrived In Omaha from a
short trip In the east. Mr. Joslyn said
that the company would rebuild. He
Is certain the fire was Incendiary.
In the Western Chemical Reduction
company Omaha con lay claim to the
largest" lithla manufactory In the
world. The company has been produc
ing over 75,000 pounds of llt.hia every
year, which Is about 80 per cent of the
Fire Destroys Ayer Dwelling.
Pnpllllon, Neb., Sept. 19. Closing a
sorles of misfortunes which hove be
set the family of Ayer here, the old
homestead burned to the ground from
an unknown cause. Father, mother
and one daughter were taken away
by death In the space of six monf'
and in this last stroke of mis
fortune, Miss Elizabeth Ayer, the only
member of the family left at the old
home, Is left without a shelter.
Jean C. Whinnery l( Laid at Rest
Omaha, Sept. 19. The funeral of
Dr. Jean C. Whinnery of Omaha was
held from the family residence, 2722
North Thirtieth street. Dr. Whinnery
died July 29 In the Philippines, while
at his post of duty as an army sur
geon. Death was caused by blood poi
soning. For the long trip across the
Pacific, the body waa placed in a
metal casket, which was hermetically
Holdrege Boosters at Work.
Holdrege. Neb., Sept. 19. The Hold
rege Commercial club has lust com
pleted all arrangements whereby it
will have a special train boosting or
"good will" trip up the "Hlghllne" FrI
day. Fifty minute stops will he made
at each town, and the local club will
carry out an extensive program fct
each place. The excursion will run
as far as Curtis.
Threshing Outfit Burned. v'
Reaver City, Sept. 19. While thresh
Ing at tho farm of James Cameron
three miles enst of here, the threshing
outfit of A. II. Dusonborry and two
stacks of wheat were burned by
spark from the engine. A strong win
was blowing from the south and the
machinery and grain burned In fifteen
minutes. lnss, $15,000 with no insur
G, W. FITZGERALD.
hinks Gciinl c( Cash Wilt Estab
lish Husband's Innocence,
Chicago, Sept. 19. Sub-Treasurer
William Doldenweck, who soon Is to
be succeeded In office by Leji Small
of Kankakee, Is expecting daily the ar
rival of a corps of examiners from
the treasury department at Washing
ton, who will count the $110,000,000 In
currency supposed to lie in the safety
vaults of the treasury. These meu
will not only go over the accounts ol
Sub-Treasurer Boldenweck, but wiL
also count the actual cash in the local
repository to see that it tallies with
the "paper count"
The task is a tremendous one and
the skilled examiners of the treasury
epnrtment can hardly finish it In less
than four weeks. Sub-Treasurer Bold
enweck, whoso resignation was to
ave taken effect last weak, will rot
give over the of!iee until it is con
Anxiety of the givernment to clenr
up the shortage of $173,000, for wHc-
George W. Fitzgerald, former nsr'
ng teller, was arrested several r.'ji'-t
at;o, may account for tne tar:;Ti-
of the treasury ofiklnls in r'vin:-
the way for the departure or Pn'dtn-
wck and the assjmiitloa of oi?.re by
Mrs. Fitzgerald declared that she
pels confident hr li:ihRnd's Inno
cence will he clear!'- ot.iblNred by
the tnasury department's count.
Reward for Defaulting Barker.
Abilene, Kan., Sept. 19. Men of this
city raised $230 to aid In the rapture
of John Flack, the missing cashier of
the Abilene State bank, who was lasi
heard of in New York. The count?
commissioners refused to offer any
assistance. The sheriff of the county
and several detectives are in pursuit
STANDING OF THE TEAMS
41 685 Phlt'phla
94 41 696
Chicago . .89
55 5S7, New York
.78 57 578
57 578 Detroit
73 GO DOE
76 59 561
62 74 451!
59 78 437
55 80 40h
42 95 307
St. Louis.. 53
Boston . ,
Wash'n . ,
Boston . . .47
Soo City .99 53 651,Omaha ..77 74 510
Denver ..93 61 604 St. Joe.. 66 85 437
Lincoln .89 63 586 Dos M'8.64 89 418
Wichita .81 72 530Topeka .40 112 263
At Chicago: H.H.E.
Chicago 000 400 2 0 6 6 (
Boston 0 0000000 00 7 3
At Detroit: R U E.
Philadelphia ....0001 0 1 002-4 7
Detroit 0 1 0000000 I 4
At St. Louis: HU E.
St. Louis 32 00 1 00006 8 4
New York 00012000 03 S t
Nelson Kllllfer; Vaughn-Crlger.
At Sioux City: U.II E
Sioux City 1 0000200 3 4 I)
Omaha 00000 1 0 1 02 6 1
O'Toole Miller; Fentress Cadman.
At Denver: It. ILK
Wichita 200 0 1 60 008 12
Denver 000 1 0 1 0 3 05 11
Jacksou Shaw; Schrelber Weaver.
At Lincoln: 11. U.K.
Lincoln 000 00 4 02 6 1
Des Moines 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 03 8 2
Ilagerman nnd Kruger; Blorsdorfcr
At St. Joseph: U H E
Topeka 4 000 4 00008 6 0
St. Joseph 03 0 00 0 1 3 07 11 6
Ensley-Ainew; Hanlfan Frambes.
National Mwj Association
Takes Op Political Tactics,
START VI FEEL'NS THEIR WAY
Numerous Questions Propounded in
Circulars Sent to Candidates for
Congress, Some of Whom Make Re
ply Headquarters Are Established
in Washington Make Gains in West.
Washington, Sept. 19. Candidates
for political offices and their followers
are not the only persons busily cam
paigning during the dog days. Not to
be outdone by the politicians of the
unfair sex, the sleepless enthusiasts
of "votes for women" have taken the
warpath on their own account, and
adopted campaign tactics. Candidates
lor congress, as fast as nominated, are
being sent printed circulars asking
what their attitude is toward woman
The circulars are being sent by the
congressional committee of the Na
tional Women's Suffrage association.
Up to date few candidates have failed
to respond. The cnairman of the com
mittee, Miss Emma M. Gillett, Is grat
ified at the large number of responses
The middle west shows a surprising
gain in suffrage sentiment. In Kan
sas, which has partial suffrage, the
candidates, with few exceptions, ex
press themselves In favor of full suf
frage for women. The "show me"
state's would be representatives are
not behind their Kansas brethren in
expressing the view that the women
Among the questions asked arer
"Are you In favor of the full suf
frage for women?
"Are you tor municipal suffrage for'
"Are you in favor of suffrage in any
form for tax-paying women?
Are you opposed to any form of suffrage-
"If In favor of full suffrage for worn
ar., do you approve of an amendment
to the United States constitution in
efect as follows: 'The right of the
ci lze.ns of the United States to vote
srn!! rot be danled or abridged by the
United States nor by any state thereor
on uccount of sex.'
"If you do not favor an amendment'
to the national constitution would you
support a woman suffrage amendment
to your state constitution or to city
charters In your state?"
Candidates Make Reply.
Several candidates have amplified
their answers by going into detail In
their views of woman's sphere.
Others state that women of their
districts are satisfied without the
vote. Representative Adamson of
Georgia, who announced himself "a
worshiper of the women," says their
domination in matters political, social
and domestic throughout Georgia is
"Whenever they make up their
minds to vote there Is no doubt they
will do so," he adds, after announcing
himself not In favor of full suffrage
for those whom he admits he Idolizes.
The headquarters of the woman's
congressional committee Is a busy
place these days. Its chairman, Miss
Gillett, Is a practicing lawyer, and
two of Its five members are the daugh
ters of former congressmen. Mrs.
Katherlne Reed Ballentlne Is the
daughter of the late Thomas B. Reed
of Maine, who was several times
speaker of the house of representa
fives. The father of Mrs. Harriet Tay
lor Upton, Judge Taylor of Ohio, was
chairman of the house Judiciary com
mlttee to which woman suffrage pe
titions are consigned.
TAFT'S VACATION IS OVER
Social Season at White House Prom
Itet to Be Unusually Active.
Beverly, Mass., Sept. 19. When
President Taft started for Cincinnati,
via New Haven, at midnight, his vaea
tlon was practically at an end. He
will spend the first two weeks of Oc
tober at Beverly, but his days are
likely to be filled with official business.
The president will return to Wash
ington in the best of condition. He
has lived an outdoor life for nearly
three months and Is as bronzed as an
Indian. Mrs. Taft's health also has
steadily Improved and the White
House Boclal season promises to be
an unusually active one.
AFTER SUGAR TRUST
Petition for Dissolution Will Be Filed
In New York Thlg Week.
Washington, Sept. 19. Confirmation
of tho report that a petition for the
dissolution of the American Sugar Re
fining company has been completed by
government officials was received
here. It was learned that tho present
Intention nt the department of Jus
tice Is to file the suit In New York
boiiio time this week.
The netlon will be entirely Independ
rnt of the crlmlnnl proceedings which
have started such wide attention and
resulted In a number of convictions
Four Men Killed In Fight.
Silver City, N. M., Sept. 19. Jose
Montoya shot and killed three cow
beys after the cowboys had killed bli
expedient F;.n;,? FGPULA3
Woodbury County Instit-tcn A'.irscU
Ccrrectionville, la., Sept. 1Q. Much
interest is being snown in the couiuy
experiment taiiu here. A delejatua
of about tweuty-five farmers troui
around Bronson aud Lawton had Pro
fessor G. H. Biiss of the state college
at Ames take them over the several
hundred plots of corn there. Hun-.
dreds of farmers nearby are getting
valuable information there. An in
stance of the value of the experiment
farm is this: One Woodbury county
farmer who had prided himself on hid
knowledge of corn, was here to see
the three plots planted from his corn.
While the stalks stood ten to fifteen
feet high, the ears were short, imma
ture and pointed. On either side was
corn with shorter stalks, but larger
and more mature ears. He saw that
In the same soil, exactly the same
planting and cultivation, his ne.gh
bor's corn was far ahead of his. Ho
saw the point and announced: "I
guess I'll have to change my va.iety."
There are more than 100 tamples
planted from over the county, from
corn breeders and seed houses. The
varieties best adapted to this section
are therefore plainly shown, the val.io
of such demonstrations being mani
fold, if the farmers will heed the Ijs
son. Many are doing so.
Stcre!a;y Blackburn Precis
llJitie La i.slatian.
bes Moines, Se;it. 19. T. v. vai
dell, vice president oi tu3 sOatuwedt
eiu Liie Oi La.ias lex., kuj tiecteu
president ot tne American Lite asso
ciation ut tne closing session or insur
ance men. T. W. B.ackuurn, general
counsel of the Bankers' Reserve Liie
of Omaha, was reelected secretary
and treasurer. Pittsburg was chosen
for the next convention.
Secretary Blackburn showed tho
organization to be in a most pi03per
oua coudition, the membership num
bering sixty-tour and the balance in
the treasury being J2.762.68. The sec
retary referred to Theodore Roosevelt
and stated that because the "small
politicians" would vainly endeavor to
Imitate him In the state legislatures
this year,, that the legitimate quasi
public corporations would probably
Buffer unless a combination was
formed for protection against such
IOWA PHONE ASSESSMENT
Increase of Nearly $300,000 During the
Two Years' Period. '
Des Moines, Sept. 19. The net as
sessment to telephone and telegraph
companies . operating in Iowa for tha
present year is 13,947,606.14, according
to a table compiled by Secretary Da
vidson of the state executive council.
This is an increase oi nearly $300,Uu
over the net assessment of thes com
panies and indicates that the tele
phone and telegraph companies have
Increased their business very mate
rially during the past two years.
Secretary Davidson's figures show
that the telegraph companies this year
have 3,833 instruments, with a pole
mileage of 10,5u6 miles, bringing their
net assessment to $793,071.68. Their
last assessment showed 4,502 instru
ments, with a total of 10,460.70 pole
mileage and assessment of$795,333.88.
Toll line assessments for this year
show twenty-three toll Instruments,
with a pole mileage of 1,040.94 miles
and a net assessment of $77,309. Their
last assessment showed thirty toll In
struments, with a pole mileage of 1,-.
193.18 miles and a net assessment of
AGED IOWA PiONEER DIES
Patrick Brownrlgg Was a Resident of
Warren County Forty Years.
Churchvllle, la., Sept. 19. Patrick
Brownrlgg, a well known pioneer in
this vicinity, died at his home here.
He waa seventy-eight years of age and
has been a resident of Warren county
for more than forty years. He is sur
vived by four sons and five daughters:
Rev. Thomas Brownrlgg of Burling
ton, la.; William Brownrlgg of Cres
ton, la.; Patrick Brownrlgg, . Jr., or
Des Moines, Joseph E. Brownrlgg of
Cleveland, Mrs. George Yarrington or
Stockport, la.; Mrs. Marie McCafferty,
Mrs. James Irvin, Miss Elizabeth
Hrnnwrlgg, all of Is Moines, and
Miss Anna Brownrlgg of Churchvllle.
Board Will 8ue Schoolma'am.
Laurens, la., Sept. 19. Mlsj M 'vers
of Dexter was engaged as a teacher
of our schools. She signed a contract,
but possibly did not read all it said.
Just before the school was to open
she notified the hoard thnt she waa
not coming, rinsing with the hopo
that they would not experience any
trouble In getting some one In her
ploce. But that part nf the program
mad" no difference. There wns a lit
tle rlii nun In the contract thnt has a
$."0 forfeit In case applicant refuses
to rome. Mlsa fevers refused, nnd
the board will Institute proceedings
ngalnst her for the $30.
Another Victim of Paralysis.
Manchester, In., Sept. 19. The four
yearold son of tho Rev. Mr. Rich,
near Manchester, has developed the
second local cose of Infantile paral
ysis. The child Is paralyzed in the
upper arms and one leg.
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