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iThonP5QN.fteiD en &f -Q
' Y, M. C. A.' Building, Cor. 16th and Douglas.
the Lancaster delegates were answering: to
tha roll there were repeated end noisy In
x terruptlohs, which the rhalr was utterly
unable to suppress. Senstor Rurkett, Con
gressman ilnahaw, Judge Holm, Judge
Frost, Bud Llndsey and L'lmer Stephenson
teemed to be hopelessly mixed up in tho
melee. . ..
Half . dozen wanted to explain their
vote and two or tliree succeeded In doing
so. Judge Holmes 'declared that he feit
hound to rote uader the direction of Judge
Ame and that Amen had said he wanted
him t vote for Duffle
lawyer Frank Wood contradicted this
by shouting "That Ames had released all
of his supporters and given them permis
sion to vote a they pleased."
Postmaster filler .'sirs drowned put when
he started to explain his Intentlpn to vote
for Duffle because Judge Ames told him to
But-lent Make Threat.
Senator Burkett rushed at him shaking
his fist In hla face, crying: "You vote the
way I eay. You vote for Duffle and you
can go to Judge Ames for federal putrinr
aga In the future." In his excitement he
made similar treat against Bud Llndsey,
who Is custodian of the federal building,
and Elmer Stephenson, (who Is lntern.il
revenue collector,- and almost frightened
the life out of Chairman Burgess, who ex
pects to get official preferment and doesn't
know which way to turn between two fires.
When it was all over the chairman of the
delegation lert out the absentees and Sena
tor Burkett demanded that tha votes of the
absentees be recorded for Judge Let ton
along with the votes of the majority of
those prevent. Chairman McQllton ruled
against this demand and pandemonium was
again set loose.
Burkett and Ilinshaw and several others
Joined in an appeal from the decision of the
chair and Ralph Breckenrldge, In his shirt
sleeves, mounting a chair, undertook to In
struct Mr. McQllton what to do, while John
C. Wharton, who had climbed upon the
platform, volunteered to- act as assistant
chairman. Mr. AIe(tllton, with a carpenter's
hammer In his hand, tried to reduce the
convention to order, but with little success.
As the easiest way of quelling a riot he re
versed his ruling while the appeals from
, his decision were withdrawn and the ab
sentees In Lancaster county were recorded
for Letton. t
Ia the meanwhile other counties had been
changing their votes, some before and some
after the Lancaster breakup. Judge Letton
had the requisite majority to nominate
Irrespective of the absentee vote In Lan
caster. Several attempts were made to declare
tha ballot annulled because of the succes
sion of changes between tha Letton men,
but Hinshaw and Burkett persisted that tha
ballot should stand.
A way out was found by calling tha bal
lot again to verify It and make aure that
all tha changes war correctly recorded.
Invidentally, it should be noted, Senator
Sheldon threw the entire vole of Caa
county, except three; Into the Leiton col
umn In retaliation (or tha shabby treat
ment hs had received at the hands of the
Douglas delegation. Tha tally showed titT
for Letton and 651 for Duffle, whereupon
Chairman Cowelt of the Douglaa delega
tion moved to make the nomination unanlt
Letton Addresses Convention.
Judge Letton responded to calls amidst
deafening cheering. He made a brief but
Impressive speech, saying In substance:
I thaplt you, gentlemen, for the honor
conferred upon me In thla nomination un.l
promise ta do everything I can to show
myself worthy of It. As a Judge on tha
bench after I am elected and I am aure I
will be elected I shall know neither rich
nor poor; I shall know neither corporation
por individual. I shall try only to mete
out absolute justice as near as I can. I
understand that your resolutions committee
as agretid upon a platform. In which will
be a plank declaring against free railroad
fasaes. I want to say I am heartily In
ivor of a direct primary system for all
nominations and' I Want to say thai I, also
favor this plank. I believe In bringing the
selection of our candidates as close aa
possible to the people and that the direct
Primary system is a great step In that
direction. I am In a position to go out and
make a fight on the platform and with your
help 1 am aure of suoress.
The speech of judge Letton foreshadowed
the platform, which was next read, It be
ing understood whir the content were
and that It responded to the demand for
declaration upholding President Roose
velt's trust and railroad legislation and
opposing tha free pass evil. Tha resolu
tions were paaued without objections, al
thnught the rediuala would have preferred
stronger and more pointed declarations.
Real t oinea Rosy.
Tha real ef the convention cams' com.
paratlvely easy. A single ballot sufficed
ta disclose two candidates for regents, each
with a majority of the delegates voting,
and the election of former Senator Wil
liam P. Warner to be chairman of the
state, committee went without a dissent.
The delegates dispersed with remarkable
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Sea our Douglas street window.
Thera ia displayed a choice line of
FJiAXXKI-ETTES auch as we are show
crod feeling considering the' trying ordeal
tfTey had gone through. '..'"'
Jadge Dufh, when seen after the conven
tion, said: "There are no sore spots on
me whatever. Both Df the candidate who
had strong support are my personal friends
and if I could not have the nomination I
would be glad to have either one of them
have It. I believe th convention has made
an excellent choice and Judge Letton shail
have my cordial support. I am proud of
the showing that I made In the Conven
tion and am proud of the Douglaa delega
tion for the way it stood steadfastly by
mo and I want to thank all my friends
who assisted In any way in my . candi
Mprnbers of the' Douglas delegation are
congratulating themselves on. having gone
through a state convention .without any
dissension or division In their own ranks.
There has been some good-natured chaffing
with- Lancaster county delegates over the
fact that the volcanic eruption this time
took place within the confines of Lancas
ter territory Instead of In the Omaha Juris
diction. One of .th members of the new state
committee Is R. B. Schneider Of Fremont,
who is also a member of the executive
committee of the republican national com
mittee. He was put In by the delegates
from Dodge county, he himself .being ab
sent In Kurope. Some of the committee
men have suggested that Mr. , Schneider
would be the right man to alnk tha over
lap, which the committee Inherited from
the Burgess regime.
Senator Millard was a spectator, attended
by his private secretary. He refused seats
on the platform and few knew he was
watching Ills colleague, Senator Burkett,
perspiring in the hlck of it on the floor. ,
ROITIMS pF THE COS VESTIOS
Senator Burkett Stirs Things l on
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Sept. 14. (Special.) Chairman
Burgess of the state committee palled the
convention to order at 2: q'clock, at which
time nearly every seat on the lower floor
was filled with delegates and the gallery
was. well sprinkled with spectators. After
the call had been read by Secretary Allen,
Chairman Burgess introduced Lieutenant
Governor McQllton,. the temporary chair
man, who spoke as follows:
Temporary Chairman Speaks.
Gentlemen t I desire to thank you and
through you the executive committee for
this manifestation of your good will, not
only In behalf of myself, but likewise in
behalf of the people of Omaha and Douglas
county, for it is a further recognition of
the fact that Douglas county is still on
the map and Omaha a part of our glorious
1 consider It a great compliment to be
asked by you to preside as your temporary
chairman. Jt Is always a mark of dis
tinction to participate In a republican con
vention as a delegate, but doubly so as a
presiding officer. And this because there la
something about the name "republican"
that has grown to be sacred.
Republicanism occupies a hallowed place
In our country's history by reason of its
noble birth and subsequent achievements.
The republican party Is a party of law
and order. It has been such from Its birth
and still continues so to be. The divine
principles of truth and right and Justice
are Immutable and eternal. It is the duty
of all human legislation to struggle to
conform to them. It la because the repub
lican party since Its birth, now a little mora
than fifty years ago, has constantly en
deavored to adhere to these principles that
It has become the conscience of the nation
and the greatest slngl predominating fac
tor In the world .today tending toward the
advancement of all our people and the
good of all the nations of the earth.
Aa a party It does not claim to be a com
munion of saints. It only claims to be a
noble organisation of fallible men In a
fallible society. It concedes that all men
sometimes blunder, that many sometimes
sin against duty, that some are Incompe
tent and some ven .vicious; but It has al
ways asserted Its own dignity and Integrity
by a most severe reprobation of Its knaves.
Party Leada the Van.
, Its noble aim, its character and place In
soeiefy. Its hUih and- htriy office, are unaf
fected by auch accidental blemishes. Ad
ministering Justice, preserving order, it has
pot only defended and consolidated our in
stitutions, but has pointed the way and led
the van In the course of all safe and solid
Srogress, the constituted and faithful guar
lun, under the law, . of all true human
Our late lamented secretary of state, the
Honorable John Hay, in his speech at the
nfttaatn. .anniversary- o-4he birth of th
"It Is now in th full maturity of Its
power and Its capacity for good. We look
back upon a past of unparalleled useful
ness and glory with emotions of thankful
ness and pride: we confront th future and
Its exacting problems with a confidence
born of th experience, of difficulties sur
mounted and' triumphs achieved in paths
more thorny and ways more arduous than
any that are likely to challenge th cour
age and conscience of the generation which
ia to follow."
It la unnecessary to go back In Its his
tory further than the first administration
of MrKtnley to enable us to point with
pride' to achievements that would entitle
Us to th respect and confidence of man
kind, even if the welfare of the party did
not rest on' a firmer foundation.
During McKlnley'a first administration
our national currency was established
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nary blue and fancy mixtures
ages 13 to 14 years,
Girls' and Misses' fur
Cloaks, In red, brown,
green-10.00, I12 75
Glrla' Russian Dresses, Bailor Butts,
Buster Brown Dresses and Oreteh
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firmly on the gold standard, making every
dollar, sliver, paper or gold, worth VO
rents and redeemable at par. Since then
our populist and "slxteen-to-nne" friends
have been able to King the chorus:
'How dear to our heart Is the old silver
dollar, when some kind republican presents
It to view, the liberty head without neck
tie or collar, and all the strange things that
to tis sejn so new; the wide-spreading
eagle, the arrows below It. the stars and
the words with the strange things they
tell, th coin of our fathers; we're glad
that w know It. for some time or other
'twill com In quite well; the spread eagle
dollar the silver-tipped dollar, the star
spangled dollar we all love so welt."
Democrats Flonrlsh on Famine.
During the same four vears the war with
Spain was fought and won. the Insurrection
In the Philippines put down, the leratlons
at Peking rescued, Porto Rico brought Into
our commercial system and. from an Indus
trial standpoint the most Important of all.
a protective tariff enacted that In no small
degree has contributed to our present tin
bounded prosperity, a prosperity so grent
that today there Is no excuse for the exist
ence of our friends, the democratic party.
As a party It flourishes In adversity and
grows fat on famine, but when the mills
are all busy, when every stream Is hurry
ing Itself to carry the busy wheels of manu
facturing institutions, when the streets of
the cities are rushing with business, when
th sunshine of contentment glows o-er
the faces of all our laboring men and pom
fort Is In their homes, when power and
prosperity Is In the land, of what use Is the
Frank 8. Black of New Tork In hi nomi
nating speech of President Roosevelt a the
Chicago convention lasf year said:
"There Is one fundamental plank on which
the two great parties are In full accord.
Doth believe In the equality of man. The
difference la that the democratic party
would make every man as low as the poor
est, while the republican partv would make
every man aa high as the best."
During the present administration, tinder
the leadership of that peerless statesman,
Theodore Roosevelt, enough has been ac
complished to give our party Imperishable
renown. Taxation and the public debt have
been reduced, business fostered, agriculture
fromoted, a new policy for the Irrigation of
he arid lands of the west Instituted, the
army and navy reorganised and built up,
civil government given to the Philippines
and the .republic of Tuba established, be
sides wonderful progress In the regulation
Leaders In Peace. ,
We are at peace with all the world and
the mediator In the peace of the orient.
Questions of political economy and orderly
administration under law. the rights of cap
ital and labor, the regulation and control of
railroads, trusts and large corporate inter
ests are pressing for solution. These ques
tions are now being considered by all with
an Intensity never before dreamed of. Put
republicans are equal to the occasion. The
republican party will grapple with them
and solve them right, aa It has all other
Important questions for more than half a
Our democratic brother will predict fail
ure and abuse us. no matter what we do or
what we accomplish. We must expeot that,
for It Is his nature. Abuse will only streng
then us, as It has for, lo, these many years,
for no fragment of an army ever received
half so many bullets as our party, no cita
del sustained so many' sieges, no rock was
ever swept by a many storms, and yet it
stands, tne conscience of the patlon and
the surpremest agency In the world for
good. It has seen the rise and fall of many
parties. All of them have been weighed In
the balance and found wanting. Yet our
party stands revered by the Judgment of
mankind. It Is more devotedly oved and
more vehemently assailed than any party
the world has ever seen. It survives all
changes,. Itself unchanged. . It has seen
myriads of others engulfed by tha stream
of time. Yet It Is borne along triumphantly
on the wave and will be borne along under
the leadership of our distinguished presi
dent, Theodore Roosevelt, and men of his
force and integrity until all these questions
are rightly solved to the honor or the re
publican partv and tha welfare, of the
McGllton Keeps the Chair.
C. A. Potter was nominated as temporary
secretary, declined, and these were selected:
J. F. C. McKesson, Luther P. Ludden, C.
L. Richards, M. J. Greevy. As ther was
no contest, all delegates were seated ac
cording to the credentials filed with th
secretary and no credentials committee was
Wall of Sherman county started a storm
when he moved that tha temporary organi
sation be made permanent. With a dozen
men crylpg for recognition, Strode of Lan
caster moved thaV George Sheldon." of "Cass
be' made' permanent chairman. A roll call
was demanded but It had not proceeded far
when the vote disclosed that McGllton had
a preponderance of the delegates with him
and upcSn motion of Sheldon, McGllton was
unanimously chosen permanent chairman.
Miles of Cheyenne moved that a com
mittee of seven be appointed aa commit
tee on resolutions and the chairman ap
pointed the men: W. T. Miles of Chey
enne, chairman; Allan W. Fields of Lan
caster, Ross Hammond pf Podge, C. B.
Dempster of Gage, E. C. Harris of Chad
ron, C. G. McConoughey of Phelps.
Hamer of Buffalo county moved that , all
resolutions be submitted to this committee
without debate and this carried.
Th following candidates wet put In
nomination for Judge by their respective
counties: J. H. A tries by Lancaster, 8. P.
Davidson by Johnson, J2. R. Duffle by
Douglas, C. B. Letton by Jefferson, John
L. McPheeley by Kearney, O. A. Abbott
Two ballots cam easy with no trouble
and then on th third came tha fireworks.
On th first ballot the result stood:
Ames ..' 28 McPheeley lot
Duffle ti Abbott M
Letton oi Davidson 89
Th seaond ballot resulted: -
Ames 116 McPheeley, ...... 68
Duffle' 4n Ablxitt T
Letton ............ 417 Davidson AS
On th second ballot Lancaster paased
at first and upon being called again Judge
Hoi nits announced that as Judge Anjes
had requested It, he would cast slxty-sl
votes for, Duffle.
Barkrtt Demands Pll.
Instantly there was an uproar. Senator
Burkett, with a dosen men, rushed to the
platform, demanding recognition.'
"You can't caat my vote In that sort of
way,'1 exclaimed Burkett. "I want a poll.
I want a republican nominated her. .
am not for a 'democrat."
Holmes Jumped to his chair an began
"We are under roll call her," broke In
Burkett." "poll this delegation."
After continuous speaking and waving
of arma of most of th delegation, mixed
I with number of Douglaa county's delega
tion, the delegation waa polled With th
result that Duffle received sixteen votes
and Letton twenty-three. Burkett claimed
under the call that the delegation present
was allowed to caat tha entire vote of th
delegation and he was upheld by McGlltaa.
Th result waa: Letton, fl; Duffle, It.
Then came tha changing af vote from th
other candldatea to Letton. '
When th vote waa announced, after veri
fication. It disclosed 8.27 for Letton and ail
fer Duffle, making Letton th nominee. Th
nomination waa mads unanimous on motion
af Cowell of Douglaa. Letton thanked th
convention in a brief speech.
W. P. Miles of Cheyenne county was then
Introduced as chairman of the resolution
commute and read th platform, as fol
lows) . Th republicans of Nebraska, In conven
tion assembled, congratulate th cltlxen of
our common country upon th continued
and general prosperity of all th people.
We heartily endorse tha wise administra
tion of our great leader, Theodore Roose
velt. We Join In the worlds chorus of
praise according to him th Justly earned
title of paoemaker. Wa heartily endorse
and support his position and efforts to se
cure adequate and effective control of all
corporations engaged In Interstate com
merce. We believe strictly In the principle
of equality befor th law as applied to the
transportation buslnea and therefore de
mand Immediate relief through the enforce
ment of existing lawa or through amenda
tory legislation from th payment of re
bates to favored shippers and unlawful and
wrongful discriminations between commit
tees and Individuals, both la th Stat and
In the nation.
With unbounded confident. In th In
tegrity and statesmanship of President
KaoMvelt, we heartily approve bis recent
utterances In which he aaysi "I believe thai
all eurporatlona engagud In Interstate com.
mere should b under th supervision ef
th national governmpt. do Hut believe
In taking steps hastily and It may be that,
ait tbat ia neceasary In the Immediate fu
ture la ta pass aa Interstate fiimmtw bill
conferring bioa some branch uf th execu
tive government the power of effectlv ac
tion to retnedv the abuse In connection
With railway legislation."
We request and demand of our represen
tatives In congress active and hsrmonions
co-operation with President Roosevelt, to
the end that corporate abuses mar be sub
dued and abolished and the sovereignty of
the people over cnrporatlons fully, promptly
and permanently established.
Llellevlng that the nearer the- control of
public affairs can be brought to the people
the batter th restiH will be, we deolar our
selves In favor of direct primary law
governing the nominations of all public
We concur In the economical and busi
nesslike administration of atate affairs by
We believe that tlie free transportation
On th railroads is detrimental to the Inter
ests f th people, -and reommenn that a
law be enacted by the legislature of the
state to prohibit It. "
The platform' wa adopted by vlvl vocl
vote without opposition or speech making.
The convention then ' proceeded to the
nomination of university regents. Those
put In nomination were W. O. Lyford of
Richardson, L. H. Chertey of Frontier, Fred
Abbott of Platte, R. H. Rising of Brown.
W. V. Hoagland of Lincoln, Dr. A. 8. von
Mansfelde of Saunders and Curtis Illldrlth
of Franklin. One ballot showed Lyford
and Abbott In possession of a majority and
the votea pf the others went unannounced.
W. P. Warner of Dakota county waa
unanimously made state chairman and the
cuatomary resolutions passed conferring
upon the state committee the power to se
lect Its officers and fill vacancies.
The state committee as now made up con
sists of the following membership:
1. C. F. Reavls. Falls City.
1 Dr. M. Stewart. Tecomseh.
. William Hayward. Nebraska City.
4. Byron Clark. Flattsmouth.
8. Ij. E. Gruver, Wahoo.
t. Victor Rosewater. Omaha: M. L.
Learned, Omaha, B. E. Wlloox, South
7. R. F. Kloke. West Point.
A. Paul BUol. Randolph.
. Charles H. Kelsey. Neligh.
10. R. B. Schneider. Fremont.
11. R. T. Appleby, Stanton.
12. K W. Dickinson. Prhuyler.
1. R. R. Dlcksoo. O'Neill.
14. J. C. FertHohn. Valentine.
15. P. A. Walton. Broken Bow.
Ifi. Charles A. Robinson, Kearney.
17. W. W. Mitchell, Wood River.
18. II. P. Beebe, Osceola,
is. C. M. Kail. David Cty.
29. L. L. T.lmlsey, Lincoln; 8. W, Burn
11. A. H. Klrld. Beatrice.
it. Hugh McCargar., Crete.
23. John M. Fltchnatrlck. Hebron. '
24. S. F. Aahbv. Fairmont.
25. M. F. Stanlev, Aurora.
SM. Dr. R. F. Rains. Red Cloud.
IT. L. J. Capps, Hastings.
28. C. A. Luce. Republican City.
29. L. H. Cheney, Stockvllle.
SO. W. O. May, Gothenberg; W. P. Miles,
HARKEL CONTRACT STANDS
(Continued from First Page.)
In the city of New York! but I think, how
ever, that Mr. Market's rates will average
lower than those of Hudgins & Dumas, al
though It Is a difficult matter to determine,
because no one can tell how many of each
class of meale will be served.
Mr. Shonts goeS on ta say that Mr. Balfe
examined the proposals gnd expressed him
self aa satisfied and that Hudgins ft Dumas
also examined tha proposals.
BARON K0MURA RESTS WELL
No Apparent Chans; In Condition of
Japan Karay fine
NEW TORK, Sept. 14 Baron Komura
tha Japanese peace envoy, who Is 111 at
the Waldorf Astoria hotel, was resting
quietly today without apparent change of
condition slpce last evening.
Baron Kanekp," Who had several con
ferences with president Roosevelt during
the tme that. the peace negotiations were
In progress at Portsmouth, was ill today
at his apartments in a' New York hotel.
Word of his lliaess, together with hla
greeting of farewe.1), was carried by hla
seoretary to seven members of th Japanese
peace party who started for Japan today,
expecting to return by way of Seattle.
A bulletin Issued tonight and signed by
Doctors Delafleld and Prttchard, who are
attending Baron Komura, says:
Thera are no new developments of Im
portance In the condition of Baron Komura.
The baron passed a fairly comfortable day.
With regard to the Illness of Baron
Kaneko It was stated tonight that he Is In
disposed as the result of a cold, which
is not severe enough, however, to prevent
his filling Immediate engagements.
MAY PAY DEVLIN CREDITORS
Plan of Herr Ynrlc Man to Take
Over Properties Said to
TOPEKA, Kan.; Sept. J4. Receiver
Bradley of the detutct First National bank
ef this city Is informed by O. 8. Downing
that sufficient capital from a New York
underwriting corporation haa practically or
ganized to assume all of the C. J. Devlin
liabilities. The smount raised Is $4,66,660.
This would. It Is said, pay the Devlin es
tate and First National bank creditors
dollar for dollar.' Mr. Downing formerly
waa assistant cashier of the First Na
tional bank.' W. K' Gillette, a former
auditor of the Atchison. Topeka V Santa
Fa railway, but now of Wall street. Is, It
Is said, the leading spirit In the move
ment. The First National bank failed on July
t last. Mr. Devlin, who owned twenty-six
different coa) mining and other enterprises,
was the principal stockholder In the bank.
Mr. Devlin's Illness at the time was the
direct cause of the failure. He la now n
Europe far his health.
STRIKE PROBABLY AVERTED
rfalcaar Freight Hnndleva Wale
pemand for laerease In Rtnrn
fpr Other Concession.
CHICAGO, Sept. 14.-Ths Indications tor
night are that the threatened atrlke of the
freight handlers employed by the railroads
In Chicago and vicinity will not take place,
the union having decided to waive the de
mand for an Increase ef 10 per cent In
wages. Committees representing each
freight depot throughout the city, railed en
the general managers today and, although
In each Instance met with a flat refusal for
a.ny Increase n wsges, were offered modifi
cations in other ways, such ss working
hours and pay while injured. At the matt
ing tonlgh of th executive committee Of
the International union, called to hear the
reports of the committees, It was decided to
advise the men to accept the proposition of
the railroads. The whole matter will be
submlttrn to a mass meeting of th rank;
and Al ef th union probably Saturday
TRUST COMPANIES PROFITABLE
Mataal l.tfe Itsteen MIDUs Pollers
Ahead of the Deal Throat
NEW TORK. 6ept. lt.-tSpeclgl Tele
gram.) Mr. Frederick Cromwell, the trea
urer of the Mutual Life Insurance com
pauy of New York, In the course of his
testimony before the state committee Of
Inyestlgatlon yesterday, announced that th
profit derived by , the polcy bolder of
th Mutual Life and obtained through
transactions managed by tha subsidiary
trust oompanlBS, amounted VP to date to
over fll.OUO.Qo. The entire profits realised,
from all sources front tha organisation of
the company to date and now held far the
benefit of policy holders, exceed tHOOO.SUt.
PROBIXC THE METROPOLITAN
Director Dutcher Baji that Company Bnji
Beenritiei Largely frea Brokers.
CROMWELL ON SYNDICATE OPERATIONS
Treaanrer of Matoal Life Say Ilia
Company Made Large Proflta
from These Tr ansae
NEW TORK, Sept. J4.-When the special
legislative committee probing life Insurance
companies' methods adjourned today Chief
Counsel Hughes had finished for the pres
ent tha examination Into the Mutual Ufa
insurance company apd the Metropolitan
Ufe Insurance company waa started on
when Biles B. Dutcher, a director and a
member of the finance committee, was
called to the atand.
Mr. Dutcher was questioned regarding the
Ineuranre held by the Metropolitan and as
to the syndicate operations of his company.
He wss asked the salaries of the company's
offieers, but could not remember them. He
Will present the list of the officers' salariea
to the committee tomorrow. Mr. Dutcher
was still on tha stand when the committee
Mataal'e Blsr Prodts.
Earlier In the day Treasurer Cromwell
had lake the etand to complete his ex
planations of the Mutual Life's syndicate
operations. In explaining the relations of
the Mutual with the trust companies Mr.
Cromwell stated ths Interesting fact that
on the purchase of f 1,120,000 worthof shares
ef ths Guarantee Title and Trust company
ths Mutual had received In dividends
11,220,600, making these shares cost nothing
and realising a profit.
Mr. Cromwell stated these shares were
now selling at over 600.
On the advantage of dealing through
syndicates In preference to buying railroad
bonds direct Mr. Cromwell said he had
actually tried to buy bonds directly from a
railroad company. He went to bis friend
Stuyvesant Fish, president of the Illinois
Central, and Mr. Fish told him he could not
afford to sell the bonds to the Mutual.
In bis testimony after the recess explain
ing a matter of a purchase. of Bank of
California stock Mr. Cromwell said the
Issue pplce of the stock was 3&o. Mr. Crom
well hoped to get the shares at this figure
but In the end the share holders to whom,
tinder the California Jaw the rights to the
new Issue belonged, held out and the
Mutual obtained Its 6,000 shares at an av
erage price of 8S0 8-10. The' sale was en
tirely by individuals and there was no
syndicate. The transaction waa left en
tirely to William Babcqck with Nabsolute
confidence that be was dealing fairly with
the Mutual. "
Mr. Cromwell waa asked whether he In
creased or decreased his holdings In the de
bentures of the United States Mortgage and
Trust company to assist the trust com
pany. He replied: "Not entirely, so. t Is
partly to help our whole western cllentells
to know that through one of our companies
they can get money on bond and mort
gage." The advertising, printing, stationery and
postage accounts of the Mutual Is .134,r
833.76; of the New York Lire it Is Spl,2M.tJi;
for the Equitable, 1772,646.110.
"How are advance made to agents by ths
"It Is done through the general agents of
the department, but I understand the
amounts are not large."
"You have an account with the American
''We have had It for nearly a generation."
"You do not receive any interest 1"
"None whatever. Its president Is one' of
our trustees and he tells us frankly If we
want Interest we must go elsewhere, hut
we have not thought It gracious to close
lareatmenta of Metropolitan.
It was at this point that Mr. Dutcher waa
The list of stock and Securities held by
the Metropolitan en January 1, 1906, was
marked for Identification, also the lists of
purchases and salea of securities and syn
dicate participations In the last ten years
were produced and In evidence.
Of 176,000,000 Of the securities held ty the
Metropolitan about $ti6,000,ooo were pur
chased from Vermllya ft Co. and W. A.
Held ft Co.
Mr. Dutcher said the president usually
did the purchasing of securities for ths
It appeared from the questioning that tha
president of the Metropolitan had sole dis
cretion In which banks and trust companies
deposits should be kept.
When the Ipsuranca Investigation was
opened today the first witness waa Fred
erick Cromwell, treasurer of the Mutual
Life Insurance company, who continued his
explanations of syndicate operations n
which the Mutual Life partlcipatee.
Balances of from 87,000.000 to $10,00fl,OM
maintained in tne National Bank of Com
meroe ef New York in 1904 were explained
by Mr. Cromwell, who aald the reason for
keeping such large sums at that bank wag
that ths bsnk paid the company t per cent
Interest, while the Insurance company could
not have loaned the money on call at that
rate. The Mutual Life, being a large stock
holder In the bank, he said, was naturally
favorably disposed toward maintaining a
large balance there, especially when th
money was not nded. Mr. Cromwell,
questioned further on the subject, said that
later, when tha market rate for money on
call waa i per cent, the Mutual Life In
surance company's deposit was still kept in
the National Bank of Commerce at t per
The relations Of ths Mutual Life Insur
ance company with trust companies were
tauohed on again today, and while on this
matter Mr. Cromwell detailed the connect
tlon of hla company with the Title Ouar.
anty Trust eonpa,ny. "Wa thought thla
company a paying Investment at the time,"
said he. "SO we took 81,10,000 of Its shares.
On this ws have drawn tuao.aqe. These
sharea, therefore, cost ua (ess than nothing
They are new celling at over 600 (par valus
8100). We now hold 800,000 of this stock at
par. We keep 8eoO,0u9 on deposit there."
Mr. Cromwell said that as the company
only Invested In first-class securities it
could net get the highest r of Interest.
It had only 6,00i), ta foreclosed property,
whereas It had gequlred property now
worth 838.606,000 at caat Of llt,Qwi,000. The
large profit thus earned through rise in
values more than made up far any appart
ant loss through low Interest.
Mr. Hughes elicited from the witness that
ths Mutual Life received IS per cent In.
tereet on debentures taken from the United
Stares Mortgage and Trust company,
though the latter loaned money on mort
gagee M 4 per cent. The difference went to
the trust company-
Mr. Cromwell was excused with a re
quest te prepare a statement showing how
much more the Mutual ure wouia nave
obtained if if bed loaned directly on real
estate Instead of through the truet com
HUNGARIAN CABINET RESIGNS
Kasg-eror Insist I pen Memhore Fer
fovaalaaT Dnlee Until New
Relation to Trnat Coaspnny.
BUDAPEST, fcept. 14. fcrnperor Francis
Joseph today accepted the resignation of
the eablpet, headed by General Baron
Fejervary, the Hungarian premier, at the
same time directing th ministers ta eo,
tfnue in the performance of their duties
antll further orders.
AT THE PLAY ROUSES.
"The Tenderfoot') Ik Boyd.
Oscar U Flgninn and Ruth Whit snd
company In "The Tenderfoot," a musical
comedy in three sets; book by Richard
Carle; music by H L. Hearts; under di
rection of V. r. (.'ullen. The cast;
Trof. Kachary I'embone. LLD.. B. A.
t t Ofccar L. Fig man
Col. 1'aul Wlnthrop ..Jethro Warner
Herat. Kill Marker Ifred Bailey
Cai.t O Rellly J. F. Rooney
(.'apt. Vincent 11. 8. Burns
uapt. Todd M. H. Baldwin
Honest John Martin, gambler .-.
Uemge K. Romaln
Hop I.ee, Servant if B. Williams
Reckless Redely, cowboy.. A. W. Hutciiins
lilg hluff l-arcm Master
White Till, medicine mm II. B. Jones
Abe Splicer, parson ' Milton Haul mill
Marlon Worthlngton, heiress. . Muth White
Pally, maid Louise Brackelt
Flora Jane Fihby. authoress
"The Tenderfoot" Is the same old com
blnatlun of wit, satire and nonsense set to
music. Neither age nor custom ' has aa
yet made an appreciable difference In this,
although Mr. Klgman has Introduced two
or three noticeable novelties In th matter
of "business." The company that began
an engagement of four performances at the
Boyd last night has Us bright spots and
It also has several that are not so bright
In the main, it Is well qualified for the
presentation of the piece, and makes It go
with a snap from start to finish.
Mr. Flgman Is rapidly nearing his way to
the higher class of low comedians, If such
an expression conveys the Idea Intended.
He Is a much cleverer performer than
many who are rated far higher, but his
ability has not yet come to be recognised.
)t will not be a long time, though, until
he is asked to create parts Instead of fol
lowing less capable perforiners In them.
His work as I'rof. Pettlbone Is broadly
outlined, after the Carle model, but the
finishing touches are of Flgman. and In
moat regards are delicious. At present he
is suffering from a hoarseness that pre
cludes his singing, but no cold could pos
sibly affect his eloquent feet, and he dancea
as few other comedians can. He la hu
morous without being grotesque, and can
amuse an audience without descending to
Mlas Ruth White, who Is singing the
Marlon Worthington role, Is splendidly
equipped for such a part. She has youth
and beauty on her side to begin with, has
had sufficient stage experience to be able to
act with effect and Is the pilstress of a
voice of remarkable sweetness snd purity,
though somewhat limited In volume. Her
sopgs In the first .and second act were
roundly encored last night.
Mr. Warner's voice Is very clear and
melodious, but lacks a great deal of the
volume one would expect from a man of
his physique. The three captains and Bill
Barker are very jell done and the dancing
of Patsy and Hop Lee Is a distinct bit. The
chorus Is numerous, with more than the
average of good looks, and sings very welt
together. "The Tenderfoot" will be at the
Boyd the rest of the week, with a matlne
"Big- Ilenrlrd Jim" nt tho Krogr.
In "Big Hearted Jim". William Roberts
haa again Invaded ths wt for a back
ground against which to set the customary
mannlklns over whose Jointed figures the
fabric of the modern melodrama is spread.
This time it fits in placea and droops In un
artlstlc folds In others. No such western
characters as are drawn ever really existed
outside the "penny dreadfuls.'1 but the hero
is Just as heroic as can be, the villain t un
speakable and the other elementa are all
well supplied. Oeorge KILmpt assumes the
role of the sheriff of Medicine Lodge and
plays him with many vlgos and a drawling
speech,- to tha Intense satisfaction of his
friends "upstairs" at any rate. He Is not
bumptious, hat Just certain pf everything
save when he ie making love. Then he la a
chump; probably due to lack of experience.
Miss Mable Moore contributes a charming
bit of work as the heroine, and Miss Jessie
Stevens does an effective stunt In the char
acter ot a ''mountain diamond." Bhe Is
nearer true to life than any of the rest.
The company la an unusually well balanced
one and the play la very well staged and
directed, so that the performance runs
through Its series of climaxes with a
steady flow of action. A small audience
greeted the opening last night, but thla will
doubtless be remedied when the quality of
the piece la better understood. The com
pany stays at the Krug until after Satur
day night, with a matinee on Saturday.
OFFERS TO AID THE CITY
Fromlaov' eoaa from Tern Bnalnea
'Meat " to " CoAtrlhnte Toward
Paring; pyU' Salaries.
Cheer up, there's hop yet.
Chief Donehue haa' received' the first of
anticipated offers from Business men to sld
the city 'In paying the salariea of Its police
men so the force will not have to le re
duced In' view of the depleted funds pro
vided for maintenance of the police depart
ment. Yesterday the chief received from
one business man, whose name ha wishes
to withhold, sn offer to give f&OQ toward
maintaining the police and from another a
promise to "do my share." The chief feels
encouraged by these" offers snd hopes It
will be possible to forego the reduction of
the police force at this critical time, the eve
of the busy fall trading season and festival
period, when criminals of all sorts are more
likely to come to Omaha than at any other
time. He feels the need of a full force Is
actually imperative at thla eeaaon.
Von wouitlu't eat a "(olera
I1e"" ejg, Woul4 you J Tuen
why be satlsflo4 wltb, "tolera
ble" clothing? Tbe first reso
lution in tbe constitution of a
careful dresser embodies atero
abatlugtlon froro wad for any
body togs 4ecla.ree positively
and forever In favor of niade-,
to-order garments. But tha
first essential of good dress
la individuality. And fba first
point secured from Mao-Car-tty-Wlson
clothing JS ipdlvld
uality. V tailor for YOU
sew each man's personality
Into bit clothes-, give yB attire
that la undeniably and unmis
takably YOI R8. Mlgbt try us
on a Fall -suit. Prohobly cost
you about $'
Suits and Overcoats, to 148.
Trousers and Vesta, 3.no ta 112.
IN-Kt r lath gt. Neit Door to
Wabaah Ttct Qfflfe, PMae 14.
Hundreds of people
make use of this "sys
tem" aud find it rery
We pay four per cent
Oldest and strongest
pavings bank ' in Ne
City Savings Bank
Cornir 16th and Douglas Streits.
1- -1. J
RUSSIANS TO GO TO COREA
Former Itejsslan Mlalster and Agent
of Tain Timber Company
SEOUL, Sept. 14 It Is rumored here that
M. Pavloff, the former Russian minister
to Toklo, and M. Qunshery agent for the
Valu Timber company, are preparing to
return here end the friends of Kussla ara
anticipating their arrivals.
Three storms which attained the velocity
of a typhoon, have swept Cores. The town
of Oensan Is flooded and at Beoul many
people have been drowned and many toulWlJ
Ings destroyed. The train service haa been
FIRE AT GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO
forty Bolldlnsr Destroyed Entalllnst
Los of Qaarter of Million
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 14.-A large por
tion of the buslmss section of Grangeville,
Ida., waa destroyed by fire today, causing
a lose estimated at 1X0.000. Over forty
buildings, mostly frame structures, were
destroyed. The heaviest loser Is the de
partment store of Alexander tk Frelgertch,
whose loss Is plsced at - S1M.O00. ' II. E.
Sacherson's general merchandise store also
waa destroyed. Moat of the firms were well
Hamilton It. Van ramp.
Old-time residents of Omaha, wilt be In'
terested In learning of the recent death and
burial of Hamilton B. Van Camp at San
Francisco. The funeral waa held last Sun
day under the auspices of the Fraternal
Order of Eagles, Mr. Van Camp having
been a member of Omaha aerie. Mr. Van
Camp waa a brother of the late Mrs. J. M.
Eddy, who left him considerable valuable
business property on her death, and was a
son of Dr. Ira Van Camp, one of the well
known physicians of Omaha in the early
Michael Sullivan, 73 yeara of age, died
Wednesday night at his home, M01 Cuming
street The funeral will be held Saturday
morning from St. John's Collegiate church.'
Twenty-sixth and California streets. Mr.
Bulllvan waa an employe at the Union Pa-
clflc shops for thirty-five years. He Is sur
vived by four daughters and one eon In
Omaha and one daughter living In Cali
Prices l&c, Kc, 80c, 76o.
Hun. Mat 10c. tfc. too.
Wednesday and Satur
day Mat. All Seata 26c.
The Great Western Melodrama
STAHTIKG M'KDAY MATISKE
Malaon Corey OaTera Goo. Ad'
Maaleal Comedy gnooesa
PEGGY FROM PARI8
TOSIC.HT, lUVtiriAV MATISEB
W. P. Cullen Presen
th Op ratio
Prlcs-c, 60c, 76c, II 06. fl.M; Mati
nees, q to 1.00. No Free List.
Bunday-HIS HIQHNEfiH THE BET.
Great Opening; Tomorrosr NlgThtp
THB WOODWARD STOCK CO.
In Belasoo and Fylea Military Drama
THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME
Prices Night and Sunday 'Matinees,
10e and t&n; Tuesday. Thursday, Satur
day Matinees, 10c snd Hoc.
Week Sept. !4A ftOYAL FAMILY.
SEATS ON SALE..
EVERT NIOHT M ATINEB SATURDAY.
LESLIE AND DATLKY, pK KOE TRKi.
&F:RTIE FOWLER. TALBOT A SD ROO.
KH8, KNIflHT BROS. AND SAWTELl.E.
KhLDO AND DARK. BCHKPP'8 DOdg
AND PONIES and th KINODROMF
Price;,: )0c, t&c, tuo.
V1MT0N STREET Mf K "'
OMAHA VS DENVER
Stpt. 13, 14, 15, 16.
Friday, Sept. 15, USIss' Da;
Oama Called 3t4B.
CHOOI.S ABU COLLEGES.
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