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MAKES RETORT COURTEOUS
President Taft Gives Hearing to W. K
Kavanaugh at White House.
Washington, Dec. 9. President
Taft and W. K. Kavanaugh, who made
an attack on the former during the re
rent waterways convention at St
louis, met in the White House. The
president gave a respectful hearing to
Mr. Kavanaugh aa spokesman of a
committee which called on him to pre
sent a resolution adopted at St. Louis
asking support for a fourteen foot
thannel from Chicago to New Orleans
adn then said:
"Mr. Kavanaugh, I was on the bench
long enough to learn that it is the
duty of a judge to listen to the testi
mony of any man, no matter bow
much he may have been abusing the
court at the corner grocery."
Following this "retort courteous"
the president promised to give the
matter his earnest consideration..
Mr. Kavanaugh la president of the
Lafces-to-the Gulf Deep Waterways as
sociation, in a speech at the last con
vention he declared that the president
had lost interest In the Mississippi
project; that he had appointed engin
eers unfavorable to the project and
that he had unduly favored the Im
provement of his own river, the Ohio.
CHAMP CLARK .
Neil Speaker Addresses Rivers
and Harbors Congress.
B ANK DEPOSITS
Secretary of Banking Bozrd
Makes Report cn Conditions.
LOANS ARE HIGHER AS RESULT
REPORT ON SOLDIERS' HOMES
Washington, Dec. 9. That the house
of representatives, "practically every
man In It," Is In favor of comprehen
sive and adequate legislation provid
ing for the improvement of all the
navigable waters of the United States
and Is equally ready to appropriate
money for carrying on the work, was
the declaration made to the National
Itlvers and Harbors congress by Rep
resentative Champ Clark, minority
leader of the house of representatives
The declaration was made In the
course of the forceful remarks by Mr
Clark, during which he advised the
delegates to concentrate their mission
ary efforts on senate and White House.
Mr. Clark followed several speakers,
among whom was Judson Harmon,
governor of Ohio, Introduced byPres
went Kansdall as "another great son
of the mother of presidents."
Governor Harmon was accorded
reception by the delegates second only
to that given to President Taft.
Governor Harmons address was
brief. In the course of his remarks,
Mr. Clark said he would be in favor of
waterway Improvement If no passen
ger or pound of freight passed over
them after the work was done. They
would act, when improved, he said, as
an automatic adjustor of freight rates.
and as such were worth all that might
be spent on them.
TRADE HAS NEARLY DOUBLED
Commerce Between United States and
Philippines Shows Great Gain.
Washington, Dec. 9. Trade between
the United States and Philippine isl
ands has practically doubled since the
enactment of the present tariff law
which permits an interchange free of
duty of practically all articles passing
between the United States and those
Islands. The total value of imports
into the United States from the Phil
ippine Islands In the first fifteen
months' operation of the new tariff
law amounted to (24,333,000, against
111.500,000 In the fifteen months im
mediately preceding the enactment of
that law; while the exports to the Isl
ands In the fifteen months since Us
enactment are $23,333,000, against $12,
500,000 in the fifteen months Immedi
ately prior to its enactment. Thus the
imports from the islands in the fifteen
months since the enactment of the law
for which a record of commerce is now
available, are slightly more than
double, nnd exports thereto Bllghtly
less than double those in the fifteen
months prior to Its enactment. I
FUNERAL OF MRS. EDDY
Judge C. P. Smith Officiates at Short
Service at Chestnut Hill Home.
Boston, Dec. 9. After sorvlcea at
tended by her family relatives, the
members of her household, officials of
the Christian Science church and pub
lishing society and her personal stu
dents residing In Greater Boston, th
body of Rev. Mary Baker Eddy was
placed in the receiving vault at Mount
Auburn cemetery. The funeral ser
vices at the Chestnut Hill home were
Pimple and were conducted with quiet
dignity. There were about 129 persons
rresent. Judge Clifford P. Smith, first
reader of the mother church, conduct
frt the services.
The terms of the will of Mrs. Eddy
were learned here. To the Christian
Science church, the source from which
it came, she gives the bulk of her es
tate, which, Inclusive of copyrights,
Is about $1,600,000. This latter part
of the estate which will bo upwards
of $1,000,000, the testament of the will
devotes to the propagation of the
Christian Science faith.
Asserts Erdman Confessed.
Omaha, Dec. 9. Held In the county
jail on a charge of attempting to de
stroy Tom Dennlson with an Infernal
machine, Frank Erdman, so far from
repenting, is said to have sworn to
William T. Applewhite, a fellow pris
oner, that If he ever gets out of jail
he will kill Dennlson, and
Very Little of This Year's Crop Placed
Upon Market, Which Accounts for
Depletion of Cash in Banks Farm
ers Waiting for Better Prices.
Lincoln, Dec. 10. The abstract of
the condition of Nebraska state banks
on Nov. 10, when the last call was
Issued, shows, according to the states
ment given out by Secretary S. S.
Royse of the banking board, that de
posits have materially fallen off as
compared with one year ago and loans
have advanced almost as much. The
condition Mr. Royse does not consider
in the least alarming, as he points out
that crops have not been moving,
farmers waiting for better prices, and
this circumstance alone would, in bis
estimation, account for the decreased
deposits and the increased loans.
The compilation of the reports indi
cates that in 6C6 state banks there are
230,067 depositors, and that the aver
age reserve Is 24 per cent. This last
Is an Important Item. The state bank
ing law requires that the cash reserve
be maintained at 15 per cent at least.
Of the total cash reserve In the banks
more than three-fourths of It Is In the
hands of eastern correspondents so
that the actual cash on hand in the
state bank vaults is only a little
more than 6 per cent. This is not an
CAR RUNS OFF TRACK
Burlington Freight Meets With Acci
dent That Causes $5,000 Damage.
Tecumseh, Neb., . Dec. 10. Section
Foreman Davey of the Burlington at
this station has found two or three
broken rails on the main track of the
road west of this city within the last
few days and since the cold weather
The track for a distance of three or
four miles west of town recently suf
fered injury at least to the extent of
$5,000. A large car, 100,000 pounds
capacity, on a fast freight filled to the
limit with wheat, left the track while
the train was running full speed. It
became out of place west of town and
the train ran until the yard limit was
reached before the englnemen discov
ered the big load bumping along on
The heavy trucks running along on
the ends of the ties broke off the tim
bers for the whole distance of three
miles, or about 3,000 ties.
Nebraska Institutions Caring for Few
er Veterans Each Year.
Washington, Dec. 10. The annual
report as to conditions at thlrty-ona
homes maintained by the states for
the benefit of the disabled volunteer
soldier or sailor made by the Inspector
general and chief surgeon of the Na
tional Homes for Disabled Volunteers
was sent to congress. In the main ev
ery state institution Is reported to be
In excellent condition. The returns
and musters show an Increase of 276,
or 2.28 per cent, on the average nura
ber of inmates in the state homes dur
ing the fiscal year ended June 30.
Decreases In the number of veter
ans cared for at the two Nebraska
state homes is noted. At Grand Island
this year there were 228 Inmates, as
against 233 last year, a decrease of
five. The average cost per capita at
this home was $226 per annum. The
Milford home cared for ninety-seven
old soldiers during 1910, as against
110 In 1909, at an average cost of $162
Case of Defendant Concluded In
Court at Ponca.
YORK COUNTY CORN CONTEST
Hundreds of Ears on Exhibition From
Few Kernels That Were Distributed.
York, Neb., Dec. 10. At the York
county corn contest, from the thou
sand kernels of champion corn given
to the boys in York county, hundreds
of cars of corn were placed on exhibi
tion. Superintendent Florer states
that before the corn contest began the
boys had never thought of the value of
puro seed corn, but that since the an
nual meetings, every farmer boy in
York county has become interested in
better seed and better farming.
The increased Interest in stock
Judging, better farming, domestic sci
ence and manual training has result
ed in the organization of over forty
clubs in the county.
Ponca, Neb., Dec. 10. William
Flege was cross examined In the case
in which he Is defending himself on
the charge of murdering his sister,
Louise. Shortly betore the state's law
yers took hi in in hand, he was asked
if he shot his bister.
"No, sir" he replied with a strong
He was visibly affected when con
fronted by his sister's clothes.
The defense concluded its case and
arguments are being heard.
When asked about the wounds on
his Bister s body when he first came
to the body that night the defendant
stated that he had told his brother,
Fred, that Louise was shot. He told
Ida Heinrichs and her brother that
she was shot, and then counsel asked
him if he knew she was shot, an1 he
answered positively, "Yes, sir."
He stated that he had not seen the
revolver after 2 o'clock the night ol
the murder until 8 o'clock the next
morning, and yet insisted that he had
given It to Mr. Kingsbury, county at
torney of Dixon county. The defend
ant was on the stand nine hours.
The face of the defendant appeared
more swollen and flushed than usual.
He tried to smile a little, but It was
not the smile of the earlier part of the
NINETY-ONE MILLIONS IN U. S.
County Fair Managers.
Lincoln, Dec. 10. Representatives
of the Nebraska Association of Coun
ty Fair managers met with members
of the board of managers of the State
Fair association and made arrange
ments for the annual meeting, which
will be held In Lincoln, Jan. 17. It
was decided to have papers on such
subjects as "Our County Fair," "The
Circuit," "The Stock Show," "Con
cessions" and "Publicity."
Heroine of Gettysburg Dying.
Columbus, O., Dec. 10. Mrs. Han
nah Taylor, aged eighty, mother of
Dr. Henry M. Taylor, former assistant
adjutant general of Ohio, is dying at
her home here. During the battle of
Gettysburg she lived in the heart of
the battle district, and minlsteied
alike to both sides of the great conflict.
Six Firemen Overcome.
New York, Dec. 10. Six firemen
were overcome In an explosion of gas
during a fire which broke out in a
five story building In West Twenty
third street, occupied by Dempsey &
Carroll, stationers, and other firms.
The fire did damage amounting to
John W. 8chaum Commits Suicide.
Milwaukee, Dec. 10. John W.
Echaum, formerly part owner of the
Milwaukee Journal, committed suicide
by shooting himself through the head.
Business troubles is assigned as the
Increase of Twenty Per Cent in States
Washington, Dec. 10. When an
nounced by the census bureau today
the total population of the United
States will be shown to approximate
This computation covers all the
ctates, except Georgia, Montana,
Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming
the figures on most of which Director
Durand has decided to withhold until
the total returns for the country at
largo are announced.
The states so far given, have an ag
gregate population of 65,362,725. Thlt
is an Increase of 20.4 percent over the
aggregate population contained by the
same states In 1900.
The five states not included In the
computation had an aggregate popu
latlon of 6,139,330 In 1900. If they
maintain the growth of the other
states, their aggregate will be brought
up to 6,186,774, giving a grand total
for the United States of 91,849,503.
Even If there should be no gain at
all the total would be 90,502,061.
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PERKINS LEAVES SYNDICATE
Says He Will Devote Time to Solving
Conflict Between Capital and Labor.
New York, Dec. 10. George W. Per
kins announced his retirement from
the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co., to de
tote his time to extending the prin
ciples of profit-sharing and other Ben
efit plans for solving the conflict be
tween capital and labor.
John Cudahy Serloutly III.
Los Angeles, Dec. 10. John Cud
ahy, millionaire packer, who arrived
here from Chicago seriously ill is con-
declare4 ' nne( t0 n,s od Many friends have
that he wished the drnamita in th I ""nt cards, but are not allowed to tee
iltcM hat killed the latooded ?tetla. jh,nL
Boys Find Counterfeiting Outfit.
Sioux Tails, S. D., Doc. 10. Two
boys while trapping along a small
stream west of Sioux Falls found a
complete counterfeiting outfit, In
eluding a considerable quantity ol
spurious coin. The outfit was found
near a hut formerly occupied by a
counterfeiter named Levi Clark, who
is now serving his fourth or fifth terra
in prison because he persists in mak
ing counterfeit money.
Robbers of Churches Taken.
La Crosse, Wis., Dec. 10. The po
lice captured the gang which has
been robbing school houses and
churches in the last week. The pris
oners are students who were taken
while attempting to enter the state
normal. Tbey confessed ten church
and school robberies. Tbey pleaded
they were trying to get money for
From Saturday's Dally.
F. D. Holmes, of llavelock, died at
his home in that city last evening,
after an Illness with tuberculosis of
more than a year's duration. Mr.
Holmes was born in Plattsmouth
about thirty-seven years ago, and
grew to manhood here. He moved to
llavelock about 1892, where he se
cured a position as timekeeper in the
office of the master mechanic of the
Burlington shops. He afterward went
on the road as fireman, and after
some years of service became an en
gineer. He was married to a Lincoln
young lady, and his wife and one son
survive him, besides a brother, who
has been an invalid for years; another
brother, Walter Holmes, is deputy in
the register of deeds office at Lin
coln, and one sUier, Mrs. Samuel
Hlnkle, wife of llavelock s mayor.
Mr. Holmes had spent much time
in Colorado, where he thought the
climate was better for his trouble,
and had been back only two weeks
when he died.
Mr. Holmes was a member of the
A. O. U. W., and alBo a member of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
The funeral will occur tomorrow
afternoon under the auspices of the
Railway Trainmen's Association.
Mr. R. O. Colo, of near Murray,
came to Plattsmouth to take the Bur
lington to Omaha this afternoon,
where he was called on business.
Wreck on Missouri Pacific.
From Saturday's Dally.
An extra west bound freight traVa
this afternoon was wrecked north of
Oreapolls, the engine and four cars
leaving the track. The trouble de
layed the south bound passongcr train
so much that it was sent to the city
via Louisville and Weeping Water.
The accident was caused by the en
gine going oft on the "derail," and
the source of the trouble was either
In the operator or the engineer, aid
It Is not known which is to blame at
present. The track was blocked tor
Mr. B. F. Dill, of South Bend, was
Plattsmouth visitor thla afternoon.
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Brussels, Dec. 10. Attorneys for
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000 which belonged to her father, the
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