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THE OMAHA' DAILY BEE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1905.
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(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Oct. 24. (Special.) Delegate
and visitors crowded to the doors thla
morning the class room In Bt. Paul's
church. In which wm held the meeting of
the warden's department of the National
Prison association, and listened with in
terest to the speeches that were delivered
by some of the greatest students of crimi
nology In the United States. The same
Interest was taken In the afternoon session,
which was given over to the chaplains'
department, while the wardens held a busi
ness session, though some excused them
selves from this meeting to visit the state
penitentiary and others to visit the Coun
The personnel of the prison association
has been a complete surprise to many who
are not familiar with the association, In
that Instead of the delegates being fanatics.
bubbling over with sentiment and sym
pathy for the convict, they are level-
beaded, conservative business and profes
slonal men, who have the Inclination and
the means to spend some of their tlm
and to give some of their talent to the
uplifting of humanity. The congress Is
anything but a gathering of fanatics.
The meeting Is well up to the expectation
of the local committee and the officials
of the congress. President Oarvin said
"This Is a splendid meeting. In point of
attendance it beats any meeting we have
ever held. The arrangements are abso
lutely perfect and have never been excelled
In any other city. In many of the places
twice the stxe of Lincoln the attendance
has not been h.iif as large as It Is here.
This I attribute to the interest In the
work by the p-.,.le of Nebraska and of
MeClagghry Opposes Garvin.
The principal address of the morning ses
alon and the one In which the congress
probably was more Interested than any
other, because of the reputation of the
speaker, was that by Mar R. W. - Mc
Claughry, warden of the United States
prison of Leavenworth,. Kan. Major Mc
Claughry took Issue with President Oarvin
on the indeterminate sentence law in thac
he upheld the law and pointed out the good
that would result under Its provisions. He
expressed himself as having absolutely no
sympathy fcr that class of reformers and
prison helpers who flocked to a prison cell
armed with flowers and tears to smooth
the way for a convict: The question of
making good citizens out of convicts, he
aid, was one where good common sense
was needed and not tears and flowers.
The speaker referred to the old days
when All prisoners had to wear the striped
suit and had to walk with the lock step
and when everything, possible .was done
to humiliate the convict and to Impress
upon him the fact that he was being pun
ished. The thing in view then was humlll
tlon and not compassion. In those days,
e said, the guards were selected because
they could shoot straight and that was
:heir best recommendation. Then the prls
jntr was not allowed to read the news
paper and was absolutely cut .off from
all knowledge of the world. Society has
' Improved to such an extent that now news
papers are furnished the convict -and tho
VtrinujtT1stpr1ttS done away -wfth,
'.-' together with the locksten. ; - ., V
The program for Tuesday will be more
of a business nature than any of the other
meetings.. The day will be taken up In the
reports of committers appointed at the last
"national meeting. Tomorrow night Freder
ick H. Mills of New York City will deliver
an address on 'The, Essentials of a Prison
Gives Chanec for Reform.
Now the question was reformation and
not punishment. He believed the Indeter
minate sentence law was the greatest help
to bflng this condition of affairs about and
make good cltixens out of convicts who In
. the old days would have been lost without
' an effbrt on the part of society to save him.
The prisoner should be made to understand
that the warden was his friend and not
' his enemy. The convict should be confined
until he Is reformed and under the inde
' terminate sentence this could be done, and
If the man failed he could be brought back
Into the prison and given further assistance.
It should not be the purpose, he said, to
- make saints out of convicts, but to make
good, useful cltlsens, and if the prisoner
refused to become tractable he should be
confined tintll he does become good or be
The prisoner should be taught that he has
made war on society and that society Is not
making war on him. When this Is done, he
said, the convict will become like a tamed
wild steed and will look upon society as his
friend and will become a good cittien.
Major McClaughry was In favor of pro
bation schools for first offenders and tn-
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first offense should not be confined with the
old criminals. He believed that all offenders
should be given a chance, something prob
ably they had never been given before, but
he desired In giving the criminal a chance
that society be protected and the persons
attending to the prisoner should use com
mon sense and not try to make a reforma
tion with flowers and wasted sympathy.
Attacks ( ssstr Jails.
Colonel Charles E. Felton of Chlcsgo,
once superintendent of police of thst city
and once shorlff of Erie county. New Terk,
went after the county Jail system In his
paper. "This sssoclatlnn should spend Its
time and talent," he said, "In changing the
present county Jail system. Prisoners, good,
bad and Indifferent, are herded together,
and there Uie first offender, whose hesrt
Is good. Is taught to be a criminal." He
wanted the wardens of the country to
have power to remove those who served
under them at will In order to get better
discipline, and he wanted the officers in
charge given the greatest latitude In deal
ing with the affairs of their institutions.
He gave many personal experiences of his
work with prisoners, and he warned the
association about choosing from among the
convicts Instructors for prison schools. This
system, he said, had resulted In many In
stances In much harm.
Handling of Women.
Mrs. Frances A. Morton, superintendent
of the women's reformatory at Shanborn,
Mass., delivered an Interesting address on
the work In her Institution and what was
done for the uplifting of the fallen women. '
Mrs. Morton said her system was to get
well acquainted with the Inmates and work
with them Individually and to keep them
constantly busy. In most Instances, how
ever, she said, the sentence of the women
was too short for the Impression made
upon them to continue, resulting in many
of the women who under careful teaching
might be made Into good cltlsens falling
back Into theltvllves of sin. Of the 233
women who were discharged last year she
said 16 per cent came back to the Institu
tion. This, she said, was due to the fact
that In many cases when the women were
released they found their husbands had
secured divorces and their children had
scattered, and, discouraged, there was little
to prevent them from falling. Patience
and self-control on the part of the officials
of the Institution, she said, were essential
to success In dealing with criminals.
Miss Rhodes, superintendent of the girls'
reformatory of Indiana, In a short address
said the young girls and the older women
were kept separated In their institution
and that many families in the town had
their washing done at the institution and
the girls were always kept busy. They
are taught music and from among the In
mates there had been organised two bands
and an orchestra. She is endeavoring, she
said, to secure for her Institution all
women who had been given Jail sentences.
Frank L Randell of St. Cloud. Minn.,
presided at the meeting.
Meeting- of Chaplains.
At the meeting of the chaplains' depart
ment this afternoon President William J.
Batt of Massachusetts eulogised the late
Chaplain Hlckox of the Michigan prison
and then Introduced Rev. David Judson
Starr, who delivered the principal address
of the session. Mn Starr spoke of the
improvements that had been made In the
conduct of prisons during recent years and
neia out strong hopo for the future. Chap
lain D. R. Imbrle of the Allegheney county,
rrnnsyivania, workhouse, and Rev. M. A.
uuilock of Lincoln both delivered talks.
me lauer on "The Chaplain's Work from
the Outside Pastor's View." CaDtaln C.
Wright, for tilrty-three years the chaplain
at Allegheney, Pa., told of the develop
ment of the prison from the old bastile
down to the present time. Captain Wright
naa atienaea every meetln of th. '
tlgnal congress since Its organisation and
was given a hearty reception by the dele
gates.' Llndsey Compliment Nebraska. '
St. Paul s church tonight was crowded
to hear Judge Ben B. Llndsey of Denver
on "Childhood and Crime." Judge Llndsey
gave a number of his experiences with the
Juvenile court, law and complimented Ne
braska for the best law that has ever been
enacted by any of the states. In discus
sing bis method of sending boys to the
industrial school without an officer, he
said some day oneof them may fall to
get there, but if that ever happened he
would call It one of his failures and not
a failure on the part of the boy. Under
the Juvenile court law the child was not
made a felon and was not convicted of
crime or the stigma of a convict placed
on him; that he was looked after and
helped and given confidence In himself. He
pleaded for the appointment of probation
officers and Judges who really loved the
work and who would look after the child
like a father. He said:
Reforming; tho Children.
A child Is the most valuable thlnr in
the world. Nothing on earth has within
It the same Possibilities. Nothlnr Is mnru
delicately ami wonderfully constituted. It
is me wonueriui Human machine and yet
we very often expect to accomplish results
with this wonderful little machine by
placing it In charge of the most brutal
and unskillful of men, as In the case of
placing It In Jail with hardened criminals
and men who are educated In the ways
of force and violence and the methods of
hate and despair. Therefore, the first step
has been to take the child odt of the Jail
and away from the contaminating sur
roundings, to place It under good Influ
ences, with skillful men and women whose
labor is a labor of love; whose ways are
those of kindness and helDfulness anil vt
a firmness that commands respect and that
aoes noi prouuee nate. And so in dealing
witn these children you must provide the
necessary machinery or vou will ha linhia
to fail. Tou must have the detention home
or school; you must look upon this work
as the most sacred which the state can
perform; you must provide the most skill
ful men and women in dealing with the
errors and weaknesses, the failings and
the faults of children. You must never
consider the question of expense.
Jails will never reform children. Jails
may scare children and they may refrain
from unlawful acts because of fear, but
In the end, unless some higher and nobier
principle comes Into the life of the child
ss a reason for righteousness, his future
will never be safe. The child must be made
to understand that he is making his own
future; that his character Is everything;
that If he cuts off his finger he can never
use It; his Anger is useful. It is easy to
teach htm this, but he must be taught that
his character Is useful; thst his solemn
word of honor Is worth more than 'gold and
silver and to cut It off Is to cut off more
than his finger and his hand; his responsi
bilities for the hereafter In the now and
what happens today must be thoroughly
drilled into his little soul.
Judge Ben 3. Llndsey of Denver, who is
considered the greatest authority on juve
nile courts In the United States, Is one of
the men In whom much Interest is being
taken by all the delegates. Judge Llndsey
is ,one of the few, if not th only, judge
In the country who never sends an officer
to accompany a prisoner who has been
sentenced to the penitentiary or a boy to
the reform school. He merely gives the
prisoner his committment ' papers and
money to pay his fare and starts him out
During the last three years Judge Llndsey
has been doing this and he has never yet
had a prisoner abuse his confidence. In
some Instances It requires three or four
days to get a return of the committment
papers, but Judge Lindsey said he never
felt any uneasiness. In reaching the re
form school it Is necessary for the boys
to travel over 200 miles and change cars
"I never send an officer with the
prisoner." said the judge, "because I want
to show him that I have confidence in
him. It places responsibility upon him,
and so far I have never been deceived in
one. Some of the boys I hsve started out
slpne are about to years old. but they have
every one gone through all right. The first
boy I sent was fHjred unmercifully by the
Other boys because he came alone, but now
it la considered a disgrace by the other
boys and the convicts to hsve to be ac
companied by an officer.
Police Object at First.
'The police objected seriously to rny wsy
of doing things, but now I am getting great
assistance from them. We are trying to
teach the boy that we are his friends and
not his enemies. Under our Juvenile court
law we have been very successful, but Ne
braska, I think, has the best Juvenile court
law In the United States.
"The Nebraska law defines what Is meant
by delinquent children and delinquent pa
rents, and It places the responsibility upon
the parent as well as upon the court. If
a boy Is srrested for running around th
railroad yards, the parent Is arrested and
asked why he doesn't keep the boy at home.
He Is fined for not looking after the little
fellow unless he can prove that he has done
the best he can and If that Is the case and
the parent cannot look after the 5hlld, the
I probation officer steps In.
"I believe the law In Nebraska will result
In great good. I have had a talk with Judge
Day of Omaha and he mentioned about go
ing to the homes of some of these children.
That Is the kind of man wanted In this
work. A man who will go right Into the
homes and Investigate personally."
Warden Beemer's Views.
Warden Beemer of Nebraska, who is one
of the busiest men In Lincoln and therefore
not given to making speeches before the
congress, but who Is really one of the big
men In the association, and whose advice
about prison affairs has much weight with
the members of the association, desires at
least two of the present customs changed.
"I am In favor and have always been In
favor of a law which would not permit the
trial judge to sentence a person to prison.
The sentence should be passed by a Judge
other than the trial Judge. While th
judge may not admit It and may not be
lieve It himself, he can hardly help being
prejudiced against the prisoner who stand
trial and makes a fight for his liberty and
is then found guilty. H Is favorable,
though he may be unconsciously so, to th
prisoner who pleads guilty and causes the
court and officials no trouble. I have seen
too many Instances where a person who
pleaded guilty to an offense got two or
three years, while the one charged with the
same offense who stood trial and fought
every Inch of the way received ten or fif
teen years. I want this association to
bring about a change In the present sys
Another thing I hope the convention
will take up Is a change In the present
system whereby all prisoners are huddled
together In a Jail. There should be sepa
rate cells fop every prisoner, and they
should not be permitted to communicate
with each other. A first offender who Is
put In a cell with a confirmed criminal
will in twenty-four hours learn more about
corruption than he will ever get over,
Many a young man has been absolutely
ruined In twenty-four hours spent with an
oia criminal In a cell. These are two
things I would like to see changed."
At the meeting tonight Secretary Mllll
gan was presented with a diamond scarf
pin by the association. F. Q. Henderson
of Chicago, who made the presentation
speech, spoke of tho splendid work of the
secretary and praised him for what he had
done. Secretary Milllgan responded with
MOXCMEST DEDICATION PROGRAM
principal Address to Be Delivered
liy Ex-President Cleveland.
NEBRASKA CITY, .Oct. 2S.-(Speclal Tel
e gram.) The official program of the un
veiling exercises of the Arbor day memo
rial monument has been completed. The
exercises will begin at 2 o'clock Saturday,
October 28. Former President Orover
Cleveland will deliver the principal ad
dress and his time will not be limited. The
other speakers will be given fifteen min
The speakers' stand will be east of the
monument and seats which will accom
modate 15,000 people are being built In front
of the stand. - Mr. Cleveland and the
former members of his cabinet will arrive
at 9:30 Saturday morning and will be driven
In carriages to Arbor lodge, where they
will be the guests of Joy Morton.
The program as arranged la as follows:
Presiding officer. John W. Steinhnrt.
chairman executive committee Arbor Day
Music, Nelson's band.
Invocation, Rev. A. L. Williams, D. D.
Address of welcome. Hon. John H,
Mickey, governor or Nebraska.
Address, Hon. Orover Cleveland.-
Address, Hon. Hilary A. Herbert,
Address, Hon. Judson Harmon.
Address, Hon. David ' R. Francis.
Address, Hon. Adlal E. Stevenson.
Address, Dr. Oeorge L. Miller.
Benediction, Dr. James O. K. McClure.
Unveiling Arbor day memorial monument
to the author and founder of Arbor day,
J. Bterllng Morton, by his eldest grand
son. Sterling Morton.
Music, Loeb's Concert band.
TRAIN HAS A RUN OF HARD IACK
Wrecked Twice oa Oao Trip and On
M'COOK. Neb., Oct. 23.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Burlington fast freight No. 78 had
It second wreck last night. In which one
man was killed and much damage done,
Saturday night at Otis, Colo., a light en
gine ran Into the rear of the train, smash
ing the way car and Injuring two stock
men, one of them being severely burned
about the legs by the stove. Sunday night
at Eckley another freight ran Into Its
rear, killing one stock man, T. P. Mallory,
killing a number of sheep and causing
Gas Company Defa'ts.
BEATRICE, Neb., Oct. 2$. (Special Tele.
gram.) J. O. Moore, deputy United States
marshal, was her today and served sum
mons upon Albert Maxwell, president of
the City Gas company. In an aotion brought
by th Farmer' Loan A Trust company
of New York, trustees for the mortgagees.
The City Gas company was sold last spring
to eastern parties, subject to a mortgage
of 230,000, Mr. Maxwell having no financial
Interest and simply retaining one share in
order that ha might act as Its president
and manager. Th plant has been a pay
ing proposition and Mr. Maxwell does not
understand why It la In default.
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BANKERS ARE COMING TODAY
Isoistarj , Bhaw and HnmVcr of Other
frsaiisBt Ipsaiera to Attend.
DR. HEINER STAYS WITH TABITHA HOME
Goveraor Mickey and Others Fay it
Visit and as Resalt Agree
to Assist Rim la a
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Oct, 2.-(Speelal.)-The State
Bankers' association will begin Its meet
ing tomorrow and continue over Wednes
day.. The program Includes addresses by
NLeslle M. Shaw, secretary of the treasury;
Charles O. Dawes, ex-comptroller of the
treasury, and Lieutenant Governor L. Y.
Sherman of Illinois, besides a number of
prominent Nebraskans, Including Cancellor
Andrews and Gurdon W. Wattles of
Mr. Dawes will speak Tuesday afternoon.
Lieutenant Governor Sherman Wednesday
morning and Secretary Shaw and Chan
cellor Andrews Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday evening a banquet will be given
the visitors by the Lincoln clearing house
at the Lincoln hotel and on Tuesday even
ing a smoker will be given at the Elks
club rooms. The program In full is as
10:20 a. m. Call to order. Prlrint 3 T
Invocation, Rev. J. J3. Tuttle, D. D., First
Congregational church, Lincoln.
Aaaress or welcome in behalf of city,
F. W. Brown, mayor of Lincoln.
Address Of Welcome In hehalf r.t t.lnnnM
banks, P. L. Hall, cashier. Columbia Na
Response. Julius Beckman. cashier. Fre
mont National bank. Fremont.
Annual address. President J. T. Trenerv.
president. Farmers' National bank, Paw
Secretary's report William B. Hughes.
Treasurer's report. F. T. Hamilton.
Report of the executive nmnnll TT W
Appointment of committees. . -
Address. "The iResourees of Wtrn Ne
braska." A. C. Shallenberger, president.
Bank of Alma.
2:30 p. m. Reports of group presidents:
Group No. 1 J. W. Ftelnhart, Nebraska
City; Group No. C. W. Wechbach, Crete;
Group No. 2 W. E. Smalls. Fremont;
tlroup No. 4 A. L. Cull. Oakland; Group
No. 5 F. W. Sloan. Geneva; Group No. 6
li. M. fenny, wood River; Group No. 7
I. E. Deck, Atkinson; Group No. 8 C. A.
Mlnlck, Crawford; Group No. 9 Carson
Legal questions and answers, conductor,
H. W. Yates, president Nebraska National
Address. "Bankers and Public Opinion."
Hon. C. M. Brown, president First Na
tional hank, Cambridge.
Address, "Modern Corporations and Their
Relation to Existing Laws," Charles G.
Dawes. sx-comDtroller of the currency.
president Central Trust company, Chicago,
8:00 p. m. Smoker at Elks club rooms.
Entertainment and program . to be an.
10:00 a. m Report of committee on group
revision, George B. Dare, chairman.
Report of committee on state legislation,
8. H. Burnham, chairman.
Report of committee on national legis
lation, H. W. Yates, chairman.
Report of educational committee, W. B.
Report of meeting of American bankers'
association. C. F. McGrew. Omaha.
Memorial, the late Hon;, Frank Murphy,
presioem ox oiercnams National Dana,
Omaha, H. W. Yates, chairman.
Report of committee on resolutions.
Address, "Observations on Foreign Bank
ing, ijl win jeary, president First National
Address. "The Banker of the Future."
G. W. Wattles, vice president United States
National bank, Omaha.
Address, "Equality of Opportunity," L. Y.
Sherman, lieutenant governor of Illinois,
2:00 p. m. Address. "Nebraska." Chan
cellor Et Benjamins Andrews, Nebraska
state university, s
Address. Leslie M. BU-Jv. secretary United
Unfinished business, new business, report
of committee on nomination of officers, in
stallation oi omcers, sojournment.
Helner Stands His Groand.
Rev. D. R. Helner, ' superintendent of
the Tabltha Home for Children and Old
People will not transfer his property to
a self-appointed committee of Lincoln
people who recently visited the home In
great force and gave him the ultimatum of
either getting out or going under. Instead
he will continue at the head of the in
stitution and he will have the support and
the backing of some of the most responsible
people In Lincoln, including Governor
Mickey, and everything possible will be
done to encourage him and help him In his
The committee which ho bean hammering
Dr. Helner for a couple of year and which
as a otlmox took about twenty-five persons
to the horn on a tour of Investigation to
"create sentiment" against Dr. Helner
finally prevailed upon. Governor Mickey to
make a trip to the home. The governor,
Mrs. Mickey, Mrs. Sarah Harris and A. L.
Blxby visited the home a day or two
ago and as a result of the visit Governor
Mickey found the reports about Dr. Heln
er's conduct of the home had been greatly
exaggerated. Upon leaving he wished Dr.
Helner success and asked him to call on
htm at any time for assistance and en
"We agreed to say nothing of the visit
said Governor Mickey, "but I will say
that I found the home much better than
I expected and some of the committee told
me It had been greatly Improved during the
last few months. I talked with the In
mates and all of them seemed satisfied
and I never saw a more rugged and happy
lot of children anywhere. I told Dr..
Helner, however, that unless he could care
for the Inmates that I would proceed
through the legal department to annul hi
charter. He told me he would report to
me the condition of hi finance and he
assured me he could car for the home.
I think Mrs. Helner Is a very worthy
woman and she deserves great credit for
what she has done. A physician from Chi
cago has been employed by Dr. Helner and
will be here shortly to make her home at
th Institution and help look after things.
The boilers have been recently over
hauled and fled up and I think there will
be no trouble In the future. It Is a splen
did location for such an Institution and I
believe with proper assistance Dr. and
Mrs. Helner will do a wonderful good."
INDICATIONS POINT TO HlRDER
Father and Brother Investigate Death
of Elmo Stafford.
FREMONT, Neb., Oct. 2S. (Special.) The
remains of Elmo Stafford of this city,
who was killed at Harrington, Kan., lost
week, were brought her today for burial.
Th funeral was held at the Methodist
Episcopal church and was very largely
attended. Rev. Dr. Struker conducted the
Mr. Stafford's parents are of the opinion
that their son was murdered and indica
tions point strongly in that direction. His
body was found Wednesday morning along
side the Missouri, Kansas A Texas tracks,
a quarter of a mile from the depot at
Herrtngton, near the residence part of the
town, not far from the walk usually taken
by persons going to the depot, by a busi
ness man going to his office. The legs
were entirely severed at the hips and were
some distance from th rest of the body.
On the back of the head was a cut or
bruise, evidently made by some blunt In
strument. There was only a slight scratch
on the face. His grip containing clothing
and sign painters' tools was undisturbed
near lilm. A valuable ring which he al
ways wore was missing. No money was
found on his person. His father and
brother, who Investigated the affair at
Herrlngton, ar of th opinion that, while
ojther going to or from th depot last
Tuesday night, he was held up snd slugged
In the back and his body thrown squarely
across the rails. They scout the report
In a Kansas paper that he was beating his
way, for he was a man of standing in this
city, possessed of means and never In th
habit of traveling any other way than first
class. They propose to have the matter
Northwestern Bnllda to Norfolk.
NORFOLK. Neb., Oct. 23 (Special.) The
Northwestern Railroad company today an
nounced that a new headquarters building
will be built In Norfolk at once to accom
modate the overflow of officials who have
been located here. The officials now lo
cated here are General Superintendent C.
C. Hughes, Assistant General Superin
tendent Frank. Walters, Division Superin
tendent C. H. Reynolds, General Roadmas
ter C. F. King. Trainmaster C. E. Mount
and Chief Dispatcher Bley. Assistant Gen
eral Superintendent Walters has decided to
move his family from Sioux City to Nor
folk at once. He has Just returned from
a trip over the route of the new extension
from Pierre to Rapid City. The report
that work on that line will stop Is denied
her by officials.
Neves of Nebraska.
GIBBON Water bonds election was held
I today and the bonds carried.
oeiA iKKiJ A. w . uram, an om resi
dent of thin city, was stricken with paraly
sis Sunday and his condition Is regarded,
WEST POINT The former editor of the
West Point Republican, Anton J. Danger,
Is located at Davenport, Okl., where he
Is now engaged In the business of banking.
NORFOLK Brakeman John Merrlon fell
under a car at Wlsner last night and was
dragged a car length. -He waa badly
bruised but will recover. He lives at Nor
WEST POINT Albort Radler. who was
so seriously Injured In a railroad accident
two weeks ago, is getting along nicely and
strong hopes are entertained for his ulti
BEATRICE The Gage Rural Letter Car
riers' association held a meeting Saturday
night at Wymore and transacted consider
able business. Two new members were ad
mitted to the association.
PAPILLION Six hundred soldiers
camped in town last night. They were on
their trial march from Fort Crook to
Columbus and return. The bugles sounded
at daylight and they were on the march
at 7 o clock.
HUMBOLDT Rev. L. Richmond Smith
has been installed as pastor of the local
Presbyterian church. Rev. A. R. des
Jardlen of Pawnee City officiated, assisted
oy evs. jviurpny or TaDie hock ana unt
fln of Falls City.
HUMBOLDT The laraest crowd which
has gathered In Humboldt for years on a
similar occasion came Sunday afternoon
to pay a last tribute to the memory of
Mrs. O. A. Cooper, whose funeral was held
at the family home.
HUMBOLDT Hnlzda A Sons, local mer
chants, have traded their stock to Will
Carsh, a former resident of this section,
receiving in exchange the latter's farm
near Irving, Kan., and an invoice is being
taken looking to an immediate transfer.
WEST POINT Ex-Senator D. C. Gif-
fert has sold his fine residence property, to
be used as a nucleus for the proposea
Home for the Aged, operations upon which.
on a large scale, will be commenced in
the spring under the direction of Dean
BEATRICE D. C. Jenkins has been se
cured as director of the Beatrice Military
band to succeed L. E. Hansen. Mr. Jen
kins and family, who have been making
their home at Abilene, Kan., for the past
few months, will arrive in tne city tnis
week to make their home.
BEATRICE Robbers "entered R. P.
Dunn's second-hand store Sunday night and
secured a small amount of goods. A Mex
ican named Kersund, supposed to be one
of the robbers and who resisted arrest, was
badly beaten by the officers before he was
locked up. Nothing was found on his per
son to Implicate him In the robbery.
ROGERS Mrs. Henry Goettsch, a farm
er's wife living at Pleasant Valley, about
ten miles north of this place, was taken
to the Insane asylum at Norfolk today.
Mrs. Goettsch has been afflicted for a long
time, having been In the asylum three
times before. She Is a woman about 40
years old aiid the mother of four children.
WEST POINT Very Rev. Joseph Reus
ing, rector of Bt. Mary's Cathollo church.
Is rapidly recovering from his serious Ill
ness of several .week's duration The dedi
cation ceremonies of the new CatHollc
church at St. Charles, which was set for
last Sunday, has been Indefinitely post
poned on account of the serious Illness of
WEST POINT Corn husking has been
generally commenced over this county.
The crop has been thoroughly matured
without the aid of frost, a condition which
has not obtained in many years. The yield
In fields already husked shows a little
above the average and th quality 1 ex
cellent. Weather Is now Ideal for this
work, the air being cold and dry.
HUMBOLDT Two runaway accident
occurred here yesterday, and In one 1
young woman living south of the city
Miss Shears by name, was thrown from a
rla and sustained a fracture of the bone
at the knee Joint. In the other vehicle
three girls of the city, Florence Hummel,
Mary Gaudy and Ine Neher, were riding,
when the horse took fright at a traction
enirine and ran north on Central avenue,
throwing all of the occupants from the
buggy and bruising them up more or less
DAKOTA CITY The regular fall term of
district court for Dakota county was con
vened in this ulace this morning by Judge
Guy T. Graves of Pender. The day was
spent In hearing motions, submitting de
murrers and setting cases for trial. Th
first criminal case to be tried will be that
of the State of Nebraska against William
H. O'Keefe, who Is charged with robbing
the depot or the Great Northern railway
at Goodwin, on the night of July 25th last,
and taking fishing tackle to the amount
of 165 and about I1H In money. 1
BEATRICE Dr. G. . W. Crofts yesterday
afternoon delivered a farewell talk to the
firemen of Beatrice In the department
rooms, at the close of which he read an
original poem, entitled, "Farewell to the
Fire Laddies." President John Ellis, on
hehalf of the fire department, then pre'
sented Dr. Crofts with a puree containing
70 in sold as a token of the esteem In
which he Is held by the firemen of this
city. Brief addresses were made by Sena
tor H. W. L. Jackson, Mayor Shults and
others following the presentation speech of
-OSCEOnX The grand rally that was so
extensively advertised by the independents
and democrats last Saturday night was not
such a great demonstration after all. Con
gressman Stark could not be there on ac
count of the illness of his wife, so that
the speaking was done by home talent,
Hon. W. B. Jones and Deputy County
Clerk C. M. Grovener. The audience at
the opera house was a very small one,
said by those that were present to at no
time during the speaking to amount to
more than twenty-five.
Attempt to Wreck Trala.
HARRISBURO. Pa., OcC 23 It was
learned today that an attempt to wreck the
Southern Express on the Philadelphia A
Erie was prevented yesterday by the dis
covery of the track walker of large pieces
of Iron on the track near Dauphin. With
difficulty he carried the obstructions to the
side of the track and reported the matter
to this city.
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WITTE IN FULL CONTROL
Our Appoiiti Him Premier with Portfolio
of Miniitsr of Finanoe.
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Reception of. Countess Wltte, Who Is
a Jewess, by the tsarina
Creates a Great Sen
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. 24 3:46 a. m.
It was persistently reported In the clubs
and In government circles late at night
that the emperor, late yesterday, hud ap
pointed Count Witte premier, with the
portfolio of minister of finance. All the
papers this morning give prominence to
Count Witte, It now seems, has definitely
come into Imperial favor, and the shrewdest
observers consider It certain that he will
shortly be In active direction of the gov
ernment as premier and head of a respon
slble cabinet. Since his return from the
United States Count Wltte has boldly
ranged himself on the side of the liberals
and has not only advocated complete' lib
erty of speech, of the press and of the
assembly as a corollory of the coming
douma, but has urged the extension of the
powers of the douma along the lines de
manded by the reformers, as well as a
broader franchise so as to admit of fuller
representation from the ranks of labor and
the cultured classes.
Wltte In Fall Control.
The emperor, to whom the count person
ally outlined his views, displayed sympa
thy with them and it is learned, favored
a number of ministers suggested by the
count, including General Trepoff, aeslstant
minister of the Interior, who now ranks
as one of the most broadmlnded of his
majesty's counsellors and who Is under
stood to be working harmoniously with
VThe question of appointing a cabinet with
a responsible premier, to which a faction
in the ministerial ranks has been offering
stubborn opposition In special conference.
Is likely to be decided Wednesday next.
The newly formulated statute governing
the right of assembly was generally recog
nised as not being broad enough, and Its
promulgation, and the Solsky reform com
mission Is now at work on a more liberal
Csarlaa Receives Countess Wltte.
The reception of the Countess Wltte by
the empress today Is considered a singular
evidence of the emperor's determination to
confide his fortunes to the hands of Count
Wltte. No other Interpretation is placed
upon the court circles, where the reception
of the countess created a tremendous sen
sation. The countess is a Jewess of ordi
nary birth, and had never before been
received at court. When M. Wltte was
appointed minister In the nineties the em
peror was reported to have said to him:
"Remember, you are not married." The
fixing of his wife's social Status, which has
been one of Count Wltte's ambitions, must
rank as one of the triumphs of his life.
Disgrace of Grand Dukes.
The decrease of the Influence of the grand
dukes perhaps made It easier for his
majesty to turn to Count Wltte. The
resignation of Grand Duke Vladimir, the
emperor's uncle, as commander-in-chief of
the military district of St. Petersburg,
however, has not yet been accepted. In
tendering his resignation the grand duke
wrote to the emperor substantially as fol
lows: "I have served your grandfather,
your father and yourself; but now that
your majesty has disgraced my son, I no
longer have the heart to serve you."
The' emperor Is said to favor even de
priving Grand Duke Cyril of the title of
grand duke, saying that he should bo known
as "Monsieur Romanoff." '
SERIOUS RI0T IN CHILE
Tronblo Follows Meetlns Called to
Petition for Free Admis
sion of Cattle.
SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 23.-A meeUng
yesterday called to petition the government
to abolish the Import tax on Argentina cat
tle degenerated Into a most serious riot
owing to ths absence of the troops, who
are now engaged In maneuvers a day's
march from the capital. The police, who
were unable to maintain order, charged the
crowd and killed ten persons and wounded
hundreds. The rioters destroyed street
cars and smashed electric lights. At. S
o'clock yesterday evening the rioting wss
at its highest pitch and the fire depart
ment was called out to restore order. The
mansion of Senator Urmenets Errasurls
was attacked by a mob.
The rioting waa continued today, and
many persons were killed or wounded. ' Th
rioter attacked the gas works, but war
repulsed. The troop expected to return
here tonight. The department has been
declared In state of siege.
At ( O'clock tonight th strtsts vers
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FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Rain Today In Nebraska and Kansas
Tomorrow Fnlr and ColderRain
In Iowa Tonight.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 23. Forecast of th
weather for Tuesday and Wednesday:
For Nebraska'' nd"Kanas-i-Ratn Tues
day; Wednesday, " fair and colder.
For Iowa and 'Missouri RAIn Tuesday
night; Wednesday, fair and colder.
For Colorado Fair in west and north,'
rain and colder In southeast portions Tues
day ; Wednesday, fair.' , '
For ' Wyoming Fair Tuesday and
Wednesday; colder Tneeday in- east por
tion. For Montana Rain or snow Tuesday,
colder In the north, central portion;
Wednesday, fair. . . ,
For South Dakota Cloudy , Tuesday,
probably rain or snow and colder; Wednes
day, fair. ,
OFF'CE OF THE WEATHER. BUREAU,
OMAHA, Oct. 23. Official record of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding day of the last three
years. lP"t. 1. 19f3- W'-'-
Maximum temperature.... H II
Minimum temperature .... 38 J4 37 m
Mean temperature .. u
Precipitation 06 .00 .00 T
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha sine March 1
and comparisons witn tne lasi two years:
Normal temperature -.....-i 60
Deficiency for the day i..r V
Total excess since March 1, 190... 4?J
Normal precipitation ; .07 Inch
Deficiency for th day .2 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1a.. J4.tR inches
Deficiency since March 1. live...:. inches
Deficiency for cor. period 1904.... S.R3 Inches
Excess for cor. period 1903 i. 2 83 Inches
Renorti from Stations at T P. M.
Station and State '
of Weather. .
Havre, partly cloudy.
Huron, partly cloudy.
Kansas City, raining
North Platte, partly cloudy 48
Omaha raining Bf
Rapid City, partly cloudy. .42
St. Louis, cloudy ............ .82
St. Paul, clear 48
SrH Ike City, clear 52
Valentine, clear 48
Williston. cloudv ..: 34
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
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