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THF-'. ovfUU DAILY HKK: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, lM)o.
EICniEEN RULED IS WRECK
Bu End Collision Between Paueng-er
Traits Hsr Baker" Bridgt, Las.
TWENTY-FIVE StRIOUSLY i'nJUREO
AcrlaVtiJ ld to Be nf t
I'm Whlrk llktrirrl Visual
et r the Ielar4
T.INCOMC, Mss.. Kov. ST.-Jut liefor 5
O'clock thl morning It wits estimated that
the dead numbernl eighteen. There were
thirteen oorpsei taken from the wreck, and
three wounded died soon after being re
moved. Three of the bodies were headless.
Two skulls were found at 2 a. m. nnd
twenty minutes later a man's head, with a
full beard, was picked up. It Is difficult t
to fl the exact number of. those who
perished, but It la thought that It will not
IJMCOLN. Mas.. Nov. a,. Fourteen per
sona war killed, twenty-five were seriously
Injured and probably score of others cut
and bruised In the most disastrous railroad
wreck recorded In this state for ninny
years. The wreck occurred at l:li tonliiht
at JJakers Bridge station, a mile and a half
west of Lincoln, pn the main line of the
Fltchburf division of the Boston Mihi"
railroad. The regular Sunday express.
Which left boston at 7:46 o'clock for Mont
real by-way of the Rutland system, crashed
into the, rear of an accommodation train
bound for points on the Marlboro branch
Una. and which started from Boston at
7:1a, Of (he dead, a dosen were passengers
In the two rear cara of tha Marlboro train.
Tha ether two were Engineer Barnard of
the Montreal Express and bis fireman. No
passengers on the express train was In
lured. Of those who lost their lives a num
ber wcra apparently killed Instantly In tho
collision, while others were either burned
to death or died from suffocation.
A partial list of the dead Is as fallows:
KKOENB BARNARD, engineer of the
t.YONS. fireman of the Montreal
ANN HUXBRinOK, aged i years,
MA MKT.. WTCATHKRBEE. Acton.
MAY rAMPHKU, Mnvnard. -WILLIAM
J. HARRIS; Muynard.
MAY roM.INH. t 'uncord Junction.
NKLMK HWEKNhY. Concord.
MVIANAO. I. 'uncord.
SEVEN I NIDKNTll IK1 RODIK8.
THREE-YEAR-OLD CHILD of Mr. rr.
C'ollUInn ftae to Vtt.
Tha wreck v. us priiiinrily due to thick
weather, which aip.n tint I v obscured sig
nals set by the forward train, which at M:e
time of the dtausler wim standing In front
f Bakers Bridge, staliou. The Montreal
train, drawn by two locomotive and enn
Istlng; also of nln cars, crushed into the
car of the. Murlboro branch local, rle
nolishlng the rr cars.
' iiirtecn of dead were sent to Bos-t---
ii the relief triiin, together with four
teen f the most seriously Injured, nf whom
it wns feared Unit three, would die wl;hin n
short time. Tho nmjoilty of those Injured
wero women. The nfliiiHlH of the Boston &
.Mttlna railroad will mnke an exhuustive In
iulry Into the cnuse of ihe uecUleiit. It
rubablo thut th rtlMiiet court will His)
hold un Investigation.
ASSETS OF THE EQUITABLE
I bartered Accountants ICatimatt
1're.pertr of the Society I u He
NEW YORK. Nov. a;. Messrs. I'rlee,
Waterhousa St Co., chartered accountants
of .Clreat Britain, and Mcrsrs. Hiiskln A
Sella, certified public uccountants of New
York state, have jointly made an examine
lion of the n (Tail's of the Equitable Life
Auranc.e Society of the Tnlted Stales nnd
certify to the following statement of Sep
tember 30, l'.Kfi:
The assets of the society, ns claimed, nit.
II found to lie on hHiul.' and In value
h mount to Ulti.liw.yo.m.
The surplus over and above aft liabilities
Hiinunls to K17.lt.' s IV i;.
The reduction in linnets is brought about
rnttielv by a conservative revaluation,
t.nwl of which In in real estate and In
dunes n'wiicd by the society In certain
marily for Auto
mobile veiir. this
Gordon coat has proved
so generally useful that
we've been tempted to
give it a new name.
It'sia splendid all around
coat for men who mu&t
defy the wcatlter.
As comfortable when
you stand as when you
Freedom of action was
the first consideration in
. Made from many kinds
of &ins at as many diffe.
ent prices. $33 to $ICrJ,
Ask your dtaler Jor
I nr .-
OMAHA MEN AND
K. D. (JEOGIIEIIAN-Ladling
AT THE PLAT HOUSES
'The School Girl" at the Boyd.
"The School Girl," a mimical comedy In
two acts and three scenes; book by Paul
M. Potter and Henry Hamilton: lyrics by
I'harles H. Taylor: music by Leslie
Httiart; tinder direction of V. Ray t'ora
stock. Tho principals:
Lillian t-lgli Canle Reynolds
Mother Superior Mabel Riiytnon.l
Nornie Rochester Harriet Mtrntt
Marrlanne, a Erench bonne
Mile, de Manlier
MarKot (JIikIvh C'oluinuu
Saelraila, a model ....Mile. Lucille Vllilers
Ml Remington, a typist ., ..Evelyn Carew
Mrs. Marclimont Mrs. Francis
I Icely Marchniont. her daughter
Kate Medhurst Beth Hione
Mable Albertine Man-
Kvelyn Hummers Vivian De Wolf
Waitress Hera Earrell
Sir Ormsby St. Ledger. .. .Robert Whytf. Jr.
IMgur Verney. an artist Gus Vaughn
(ieneial Marchniont Barrv Maxwell
Tubby Bedford Arthur Woolley
I'eter tlverend, of the Stock exchange..
- Sim Pulen
Corner, his clerk William J. Smith
Flaunting no famous names and heralded
by no loud flourish of trumpet". "The
School Girl" came to Omaha with only the
promise that It Is the work of authors and
composer who had done good work In other
! thlnes, and who might reasonably be cx
j pectetT'to achieve more. This dearth of
promise has been redeemed by n plethora
of performunc1 that ustorilwhcd and de
lighted the large audience present Bt the
Boyd last night to witness the flrnt per
formance of the piece in Omaha. The mu
sic of "The School Olrl" I simple, but
sweet, nnd never descends tu the merely
Jingling method to attract attention. Its
melodies are those that charm the senses
and rest the mind attuned to good music.
and Its harmony Is the ietultof a studied I
purpose to compose a whole. Tn this it
surpasses the usual musical comedy score
In u degree that Is wonderful. The book la
of a part with the score, and the two to
gether are it delight. None of the rollick
ing, bojnclng elements of American works
of the class are found In "The School
Olrl." but entertainment for all uliounds,
end the pleasure of the audience 1att night .
found expression in eneorej to the extent j , behind the possibilities. She wears
that the performance was prolong. -d well several new Imported gowns and cloaks
beyond the usual time. an, mt( sn( shoes and things that make
From the opening chorus. In which the tlf. women sit up and take notice,
fresh, sweet young voices of the girls at j In the count Mr. Owen sinks his Identity
the convent school blend In u delicious mcl- i to nil. He Is an exceedingly good French
ody. lo the finale, whore the entire company nobleman, nccent, gestures, facial expres
crowds Ihe stage and unites In the closing j Fiona and ull. Much of his acting scarcely
strains, the piece unfolds Itself in a sue- I needs words to be intelligible. He makes
ceskion of delights and surprises. It is a I himself most cordially hated, but the most
good deal lo nay, but "The School Girl" I praiseworthy feature is that the actor goes
ban several new things lo offer. j at the part as though no other ever had
Mlra Reynolds, who is "the school girl," played It since It waa created In 1S78.
as not the most robust voice ever heaid Mr. Morrison gives a satisfactory per
dl the theater, hut It is sweet and pure I formaucc as John Strebelow. Mr. Davis
in ton, and of sufficient range to easily i has a natural relish for the part of Mr.
negotiate the music scored for the part. ; Rabbage and succeeds In making the audl
w hlle Its apparent deficiency In volume is ! ence like It, too. Grand Simpson made a
finite compatible with the role. She Is , hit as Pliipps iu the last scene. Mr. Rob
young and comely, and in her scenes Is , erlsoit delivers the humor of Brown, and
lfe and grace personified. Helen Byrne j al of It. Mr. Long's Harold Rutledge is
Is a clever second for her. and slugs her w,.i executed. Little Clark Marshall, as
, ..'. u". nin'iri rwj.
monn sings in the nrst scene a line song
In a strong soprano voice that is one of
the best things of the evening. Beth Stone
dances with grace and ease, executing
some wry difficult maneuvers in a manner
that bespeaks her u mistress of the art.
Robert Mbyte, Jr., has a quiet comedy
part which is made a triumph. It differs
from anything of the sort thut has been
pre,c.iled here, in thai he is never asked
iu '"I"!! iioiii inn cuaiuciei i a Mlllinil
nooieman. unu yet is permit ten to muKe a
lot of genuine fun. In Barry Maxwell
and Arthur Woolley he has a pair of
ahhi lieutenants, and a trio between them,
regarding the simple life, is oasily the
best thing cf the local season so far. Gus
Vaughn has th tenor role, but his voice
ha Ita limitations, and hv does not en
deavor to push It beyond what he knows is
safety. In this he show better Judg
ment than some of th comic opra singers
whq have traveled In ihe west.
The piece is beautllully staged and richly
costumed; the chorus is numerous and
splendidly trained, and th general effect
of the ensemble is charming.
"The School Ulii" will be repeated to
night and tumorrow night, with a matinee
on Tuesday afternoon.
As dainty as a bit of Dresden china, as
sparkling as a glass of champagne and
really musical and funny Is "The Chaper
ons." which was given yesterday at Ihe
Krug by the Kingsbury at Welty com
pany of players. It causes no fracture of
the conscience lo say the production merits
ull Ih good things that have been said
of It along the way. Two large audiences
were pleased esterday and indications are
th reel of the engagement will cause Joy
in the bos office. A matinee and even
ing performance Wednesday concludes the
present engagement of "Th Chaperon "
Th Optra Is In th hands of capsbla
singers and delineator, the character parts
being of a high order. The chorus and
ensemble work is excellent and there is
not a dull moment during thp . evening.
The characturisatlone of John Price as
Algernon O'Bhaunnay, who studies rapid
transit In Parts, and ' Kdyth Valmaseda as
Out the Sweets.
rhroslu, the "goil detertive." are bits of
comedy wotk out cf the regular rut. The
"Whole riamin Family" song feature made
a genuine lilt, tills act being portrayed by
six members of the company, with Miss
Valmaseda presenting . the song. Harry
Ludell us Schnitzel, the hill poster, danced
himself into favor with as nimble a pair
of nt ther llmlis us have been seen on the
Krug stage' for some time.
From a strictly muslctil standpoint the
opera won decided favor. Tho topical song
hiis arc numerous. George Lydecker'B ro
bust baritone voice augurs good things Tor
that young actor, while Misses Valmaseda
and Clark were much In evidence with
-olces and vivacity.
"The Banker's DanaMer" at Ihe Bor
vom1. Patriotism gets another big chance at the
But wood this week In the Bronson Howard
play that Is said to be the cornerstone
of the American drama. The opportunity
comes In the third act, when Mr. Owen
drags down an American flag, walks on
H, spits o;i it and declares that neither
flags nor petticoats are big enough to
shield nlm. He dors these things In the
guise of Count di: Carojac, and the count
gets the Impulse front his hatred for
Hamld Rutledge. who has beaten htm to a
woman's heart. At tho Initial- presentation
the strength of this performance brought
three curtain calls of hisses nice ener
getic, mean, venomous hisses.
While Miss Lang is still absent tho other
players, uro happily cast and the produc
tion Is given with extreme care and ef
fectively. The scenic Inveature Is rich and
complete, especially for the chateau scene
in the fourth act, in which a duel Is fought
with rapiers. This duel, by the way. Is
an example of the thoroughness of the
product jop, being most excellently done
by Mr. Owen enil Mr. Long, the latter
,,lllylnK iHro, Hutledge in addition to
having the Mage direction In hand.
Miss Hill Is Lillian Wexlbrooke, the best
mrt that has yet been given her at the
Bui-wood, and the result Is the best work
she ha done so far. The role Is sur-
! charged with grief and sacrifice. An
, OKI ,,(-
anlllhi-Kls is pres nted In Flor
Vincent, whose nature Is care
floe and commercial. Miss Davis does not
. Natalie, set u guial example once or twice
. ,n p.in.Hng rUPS Bn(j not interrupting lines.
Vaudeville at the C'relKbton-Orphenai.
A bill in which comedy predominates
openud th" week at the local vaudeville
lion,- yesterday afternoon. It contains
sufficient of variety to make It a typical
vuudeviile entertainment, and at no point
dors It call for uny mental exertion on
the purl of the auditor. This is one of Ihe
I chiefest of
i'a recommendations, for it
aimiKes In every aHect and doesn't under
take to iiiHtiuct in any. Dean ICdsall and
Arthur Forbes open the show in a little
r ketch written by Miss Kdsall, "Two
HuH'i." It is comedy, pure and simple,
and was a hit with the people at both
performances Werden and Gladdlsh have
a irjo of songs illustrated by pictures thut
far exced In beauty either the words or
music of the sopga. The pictures are the
best they have ever offered here. Dixon
and Holmes have put together some songs,
li,iiersonatlons and Imitations that get
them a treiucndous amount of uppluuse.
Then comes Frani Kbt-rl. the cutest little
trick In the business. He Is assisted in
the production of hia sketch, "Dan Cupid."
by his wife, Elsie rTberl. und Miss Kvu
Gtau. This clevtr trio of little folks gl
a lot of fun out of some simple material.
T. Nelaon Downs does a number ot tricks
Willi coins and cards, and is followed by
Slimum und Mriioii. with what is ry ac
curately described on the bill as u "hunch
of nonsense." It Is done In a way lhai
is Irreslstably funny. The Zzc!le & Ver
non Co. are clever acrobatic punto
nihnists. and finish their uct umid an up
roar of laughter. In the kinodrume some
good Pictures are shown. All in ull. the
bill Is a great Improvement over last
1" PersuM Bnrad tn Deulb.
TOWANDA. Pp.. Nov. X.-Mury wlisylui,
aged Jo year. a:i.l Ht nry Whltniiller. a
babe of months, were burnt J to death
esiiy today In a. lire which destroyed th
nous of William Ackley In Towanda town
ljlp. Two men were seriously burned and
several others sustained severe tnjui U
The inmate of the house bad been di ink
ing freely and the fire was started Ihiougn
the accidental upsetting of an ail lump.
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
lepruentativi of Bondholder! to Fake
Htw Interest Propition.
WOULD REFUND BONOS AT LOWER RATES
Mayor aaa t oaarll Will, Have to Be
how Jest Where Advantage "
the City I. lea Before An
Action Is Taken.
An eastern attorney claiming to represent
the buyers of Hlx.S) refunding bonds Is
sued January 1, was In tho city a
few days ago looking up the history of
these bonds. This eastern man stated to
a number of city officials that he would
soon present a proimsltlon to the council
asking that these bonds be refunded at
m per cent. The Issue
I! Is now drawing 1
ere the advantage ;
6 per tent and Just wher
Is to come In for the holders of the bonds
Is not very clear. These bonds are op
tional at the expiration of five years, that
would tie on January 1, l?o7, and they are
due and payable on January 1, tsK. The
refunding of the issue before the option
expires and reissuing the sntne at a lower
rate of Interest Is considered a remarkable
In tho proposition to be submitted tills
eastern representative asserts that he is
willing to either take the cash when the
bonds are refunded or agrees to bid on the
new Issue. He prefers the cash, however.
I'ntll a definite proposition is submitted the
mayor and council will not consider the
matter at all. And then the utmost core
will be taken before any move Is made
to offer these bonds at a lower rate of in
terest before the llvc-year option ex
pires. There Is another set of city bonds drawing
5 ner cent Interest. This Isnue Is for !Mi
and Is optional and due at the same lime. I
r h.. two issues are the only obligations
of the city now drawing Interest at the
rate of 8 er cent rer annum. All or the
balance of the outstanding bonds have
been old at 4Ms and h per cent Interest.
While the city would save considerable
tn the way of Interest by refunding the
Issue of IU0,so, care will have to 1 ex
ercised to prevent these bonds from being
thrown back onto the city on account of
some legal technicality.
Krnrr Matter Tonight.
When the city council meets this evening
the option of the city attorney on the
rights of the municipality In the Mud creek
sewer matter Is to be read. Portions of
tills opinion have been published. 'Just
what the mayor and council will do is a
question. It Is evident that something
will have to be done before April 1. ns
that s the time limit allowed by the fed
eral court In the cases now pending iignlnst
the city to abate the Mud creek nuisance. I
There Is some talk on the streets of hold-
Ing mass meetings for the purpose of talk
ing over the sewer bond question and the
holding of another sjiecial election, when !
the proposition may again lie submitted.
Members of the council do not appear to
know Just what to do as they are dally
. . , , w , I-, , L J VAlfTIIU III" IHI6 HKUI liailU lO JVllB
lieing given advice by property owneis In- (4rea,er Omaha.
terested. It appears sufe to predict that j Nebraskans noticed yesterday at the Pax
anolher special election will he held some ton were: Dr. J. C. Age and wife. Valley;
i,.. i when the neonle frlst, Dorchester; A. Johnson and
time after January 1. when tne people Krf.niotU: c. R. Gatewood. Lincoln:
will be given another chance to vote on
bonding the city for the price of a general
Christian Association Rally.
Sunday afternoon there wa a rally of
men and women interested in the work of
the local Young Men s Christian assocla-
tion at the First Methodist Episcopal
church. J. P. Bailey, state secretary of
the association spoke of the needs of more
commodious quarters here for tho members.
Mr. Builey told what-, was needed In the
financlul line to bring about tho removal
of the association to larger rooms. No
subscriptions were taken at 'Ids rr.'.iy but
as considerable enthusiasm was manifest
It Is presumed that the pledges will come
In rapidly today. The seven hustling com
mittees have until Thursday evening of this
week to secure $2,500. This amount of
money will pay for the construction of a
gymnasium and also the expenses of mov
ing and fitting up the new rooms.
Adverse Report oa Helms.
City Attorney .nnibert ba filed a report
for Ihe city council lecomiltendlng that no
attention be paid to the claims of Mar
garet llogan and Jennie Murray. The at
torney asserts that the claims for dam
ages were not 'filed according to law. These
women assert that on November S they
fell Into a cesspool at Twenty-eighth and
R streets, sustaining Injuries and ruining
their clothing. They asked damages from
the city. No amount desired to be recov
ered from the city was specified, neither
were the clnlms filed within the time speci
fied by law.
Two soaped Arrested.
The police have In custody Mike Knright
and John Berry and are holding them on a
charge of suspicion. It Is declared, by Chief
Brlggs that these men wero Implicated In
the holding up of a saloon and a drug store
on West Q street last Friday night. Both
prisoners, so say the chief, are convicts
out on parole. Neither Enrlght or Berry
will talk beyond Insisting that they did not
commit the crimes charged to them. A
thorough Investigation of the records of
the two men Is to be made.
Nominate Officers Friday.
On Friilav. December 1. the members of
the South Omaha Live Stock exchange will
nominate officers. Besides the officers three
director, to serve for a term of three years,
are to be nominated. While, tbe nomina
tions are made on December 1 of each year
tho election is not held until a month later.
As a general thing the rivalry for officers
of the exchange is settled at the nomina
tions, there seldom being two tickets ln
the field when the election Is held. At tha
present time John Fits Roberts is presi
dent of the exchange.
Maale City Gossip.
The pew fire hall building at Twenty-fifth
and L streets hus been insured for Vi OtX).
Mr. and Mis. J. M. Guild will entert iln
the Monday Night Whist club this evnning.
John J. Ryan has gone to the Pacific
coast to look after some timber land In
vestments. Thomas 1 lot lor has returned from Chi
Afparo'a. . ft only dimtll.
"Pptyimg whlmky to la
HOUSE OF LORDS.
Th Scotch with the Perlrop flavor.
1 W 4 at Riley Brae.
4 t Club. Cifa. Haul f rjtiim.
The Cook & Bcrnheimer Co..
toLIC AbKVIg fr'UM I. fl. A.
caao, where he went to look after soma
Oak council No IXC Knlslits and I-aillrs
of Seeurtty. will give an oyster supper end
dam-e on Saturday evening at Woodman
A. I Peraqulst left Sunday afternoon for
Long Island. Kan., to attend to some busi
ness mattera. He expects to be gone about
Over l.oi tickets have been sold for the
eleventh annual lull nf the police depart
ment, which Is to be held nt the Kxrhsnge
on Wednesday night.
Annual Thanksgiving services will he held
at the First Methodist F.ptsccpal church on
Thursday forenoon. Rev. W.
baugh will deliver the sermon.
COLUMBIA PLAYER IMPROVING
Doaglas t arter, Who Was lajared la
atarUay'a Foot Ball Game,
NEW YORK, Nov. ;.-TTe condition of
Douglas Carter of the Columbia foot ball
team, who was seriously Injured In tho
lln'r nn rtniujinnn iniinny, was in-
nl,,t vl to be favorable. When
taken from the field to a private hospital
he was found to be suffering from paralysis
of both arms and partial paralysis of the
legs, due to compression. Sensation was
restored In the left arm today and It wa
I decided that no operation was necessary.
The physicians reported that probably a
considerable time would elapse before he
was completely restored.
Carter was playing at full back In place
of Von Salts, who was Injured a few
minutes before, having sustained a fracture
of one of the bones In his foot.
MI NCIK. Ind., Nov. 38.-ln a foot ball
game at Keystone today Harry Fiddler
of the Hartford City team and one of ths
members of the Keystone team each sus
tained n broken leg.
on the lino of tha Chicago Great Western
railway I i Iowa. Missouri. Illinois and
Minnesota for business men, professional
men and manufacturers. Opcninrgs for
nearly all lines In live towne on a pro-
irnvo imioinj, h.ii.iuiii, a square aeai
for all. Mapa. Maple Leaflets, Town Talk
and full Information given' on request lo
Industrial Department, C. O. W. Railway,
St. Taul. Minn., or E. B. Magilt. manager
Townslte Department, Omaha. Neb.
Bee Want Ads Are The
Gus T. Becher. Jr., of Columbus Is a guest
at the Merchants.
V. H. lliihm and B. W. May of Fremont
are at the Henahaw.
K. D. Weyton. a prominent lawyer of
Lyons. Is stopping at the Merchants.
William Mattheson of Norfolk. P. Mc
Connell of Spalding and O. F. Burford of
Falrbury registered yesterday at the Ar
cade. Among the state arrivals noticed yester
day at the Millard hotel were: K. F. Cur
tis, Lincoln: Knh. Lundahl. Oakland:
1 "Jfriea uoherly. l-oomls.
F. M. Rublce of Kronen Bow. C. O. Mur-
Shy and O. A. Johnson of Norfolk and L.
mith inscribed their names on the regis
ter of the Her Grand yesterday murning.
George Ingoldahy of Chicago shed the
radiance of iiia sunny countenance through
the corridors of the Paxton hotel yester
day. Mr. Ingoldsby sells corks and is ns
genial as he Is large. He says he Is glad
T, v Clarks, Papllllon; W. J. Studelum.
Ktgirney; fcV D. Kilpatrtek and wife and
w. it, Kiipatrlck, Beatrice.
W. Martin of Chicago, well known among
the traveling men us "Carload Martin."
waa a guest at the Paxton yesterday. Mr.
Martin has been selling goods In the west
y.trr,jay as much pleased with the present
ind leal Ions of Omaha's substantial growth
tor thirty years. He expressed himself
BEFORE OR AFTER MARRIAGE
Persons of either sex should know them
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m-hesltli. I hi not permit
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you from such knowledge.
Know sliout the Process
of Generation, Physical
and Vital Properties of
the Blood, the Organs of
A grest deal of sickness
and t great many doctors'
bills might be ssved to
any family by keeping a
conr of Dr. Pierce's Brest
thousand-page free book,
"The Common Sense Med
ical Adviser." at hand.
It gives valuable recipes for curlnc the dis
eases tbst are curable without a doctor and
comprehensive Information shout Anstotny
tnd Physiology with over three hundred il
lustrations. The Common Sense Medical
Adrlser" Is sent free on receipt of stamps to
psy expense of mulling only. Send to Dr.
R. V. Pierce. Buffalo. N. V.. 21 one-cent
stsmp for the hook In paper coven, or
Htsmps for the cloth-bound volume.
GOOD THREE WEEKS RETURNING
FAST SERVICE VIA THE
Q.1LY DOUBLE TRACK RAILWAY TO CHICAGO
J. A. KUII1I,
A. G. F. & P. A.
REFORM FOR FOOT BALL CAME
University of PeaDijWinia Takes Initiative
for Uni onu Rules.
CIRCULAR SENT TO SCHOOLS INTERESTED
tha naes I'ropoaeit Are Along the
Mara Suaaratrd by President
llonsetett la t'oafereaee mltla
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. IV.-Follow bli
the suggestion of President Roosevelt for
uniform eligibility rules In college athlet
lea and for the elimination of unnecessary
roughness, brutality and foul play In the
American game of foot ball, the 'diversity
of Pennsylvania has taken the Initiative
for suggested reforms and has addressed
a circular letter on the subject to the heads
of all universities, colleges, nnd private
schools In tiie t'nited States Interested In
athletics. This action was taken after a
number of tnitlnffs hv tli iviuimIMM nil
athletics of the University of Pennsylvania,
at which tho president s thoughts on the
discussed. The committee
formulated rules which It thought would
meet the situation, and decided lo send
them to all educational Institutions in the
country for consideration, and adoption If
they met approval.
Teat of the Letter.
The letter Is as follows:
President Room-veil, In n Interview with
a member of tills committee tl'rof. White!
expressed his opinion as "to Ihe urgent need
of an earnest and concerted effort to se
cure simplicity in the form of eliglbility
rule of colleges and universities of this
Prof. Hlllls of Harvard has expressed the
same thought. In tils opinion "the back
bone of college regulation of athletics''
rests In three rules:
"First A definition of professionalism.
"Second A rule which should require all
member of athletic teams to be genuine
students of the college which they renrc
sent and to be satisfactory In their studies
Third A rule lo prevent the procure-
The university committee on athletics nf
the Culver-alt of Pennsylvania In m en-
deavor to cover these points and lo iuovid
a code which will meet all the 7,, ,(rp,,
requirements with thoroughness und nt the
same lime with brevity ami clearness, has
formulated the Inclosed rules and will ad-
vocate their adoption not only hy their
own Institution, but by th othcis whom
they may meet in athletic competition. It
.v. rw-s wmi mey proviue ror all the ex-
igencirs which have
may arise, and If Interpreted and accepted
In the broad spirit which was appropri
ately described by Prevldent Roosevelt us
a "gentleman agreement" will do away
(-:IV 1 1 ll-l' 11 Ul
wuu ine evus which have undoubledlv
menaced Interrnllcghtio athletics and wlil
promote the best interests of clean, gentle
manly, amateur sport.
It therefore sends them to you f;-r your
consideration In the hope thut they may b
generally adopted by the educational In
stitutions of the country that meet one
another in friendly rivalry. The committee
begs to enclose a copy of a communication
received by it from the lioard of coaches
through the chairman which "so far a It
deals with the technicality of foot bull"
meets with apm-oval and also Is sub
mitted for consideration.
ine nlverslty of Pennsylvania Is willing
tia rriu srniaiives on tha
changes in penalties suggested In this com
munication. A reply conveying your opinion as to both
the matters thus submitted would be
".Te.Ci?mmU,H !,lch rhr with
frn, V,h'nB . ,r"Vnn the relations,
from the standpoint of athletics of th
I nlverslty of Pennsylvania with other edu
eatloiiHl Institutions." takes this oppor
J !"' o ,V Pu''"oly expressing Its approval
or all the views and purposes In relation
to the game of foot ball outlined bv the
president In the Interview already referred
to and lis Intention to co-operate in every
practical wav in the effort to carry the pur
poses Into effect.
Text of Proposed Rales.
The rules proposed by the University of
Pennsylvania In accordance with the sug
gestion of President Roosevelt are as fol
lows: I- No student shall he allowed to represent
any college or university In Intercollegiate
athletic contests until he ha been In real
dence there as a bona fide student for an
academic year, und sliull have passed satis
factorily examinations on a course study as
a candidate for a degree; or if a special or
partial atudint shall have taken a course
which requires at least fifteen hours per
week and shall have passed satlsfactoiilv
such courses. No student shall represent
his college or university in intercollegtatt
athletic contests unless he shall be ut the
time In good academic standing In the
class of which he is u member.
2. No student shall be allowed to repre
sent his college or university In Intercol
legiate athletic contests who shall at anv
time have taught or engagud In any atlilett'j
sport for a pecunlnrv or other considera
tion, or who shall nt anv time have re.
oelved. for taking rart in any athletic, sport
or contest, any pecuniary gain or emolu
ment whatever, direct or Indirect, with the
exception that he may have received the
amount by which the expenses necessarily
incurred by hlni in taking part In such
"THE DEST OF EVERYTHING.
Hundreds of Other Points.
C. & ll..V. Ry. Offices,
sport or content excieded his crdlnaty ex
ienses. In applying thl rule the onMltilt,il a i
tborltles shall discriminate between the
deliberate use of athletic skill as a means
to a livelihood and teelmlral, uiilntrnltotiil
or youthful Infractions of the rule.
t. No student shall represent ore
oi more universities or colleges In Inter
collegiate contests for nare than fon'
years. In determining what constitutes n
university or college within I ha meaning
of this rule due consideration shall ln
glven to (he athletic and seh.ilasllc. etai, I
Ing of th. Institution rcia-enenieil.
student who fnun any canst' pnrtioi
petes In Intercollcsiate athletle cnnlrsW.
during only a small fraction or part -t
a year, may in a succeeding year bo
charged with onlv that part of the year
which Is equivalent to that In which li'l
partlclnated during the Incomplete yc.gr.
4. The rule regulating eligibility as
formulated In this code snail be inter
preted as representing merely a required
minimum. No student shall be considered
eligible to represent his college or univer
sity In athletics merely because he sstlf
fled these minimum requirements, but It
shall lie the dulv of the constituted au
thorities lo determine whether It Is tho
best, all things considered, lor any par
ticular student or the Institution that he
be permitted to become its representative
In any branch of athletics.
The board of coaches of tha I'nlverall
of Pennsylvania In Ita communication re
ferred to In the letter, discusses the abuse
I to which fool ball haa been subjected and
ventures me opinion mai ui.Kr. m
Injury In mass piay is more appaiem ..,.,
real. Nine-tenths of all serious Injuries,
the board aays. occur lu so-called open play.
The board suggests th following changes
In the playing rules:
"For unnecessary roughness "piling up,"
the use of the open hand, of elbows, etc.,
a penalty of twenty-five yards be Infllofed;
for the offense of slugging With the list, of
'kneeing' or of other equally unsportsman
like natur that the plityer not only be, dis
qualified by removal from the game, but
that for the remainder of the half In which
the offense occurred his team he obliged to
continue the gum without a substitute for
him and that the player who shall for tho
second time In one season be penalised for
brutality shall bo Ineligible to represent
any college or university for tho remainder
of tho season."
Had the Hlronarest Full
Tha commercial traveler was mak-ng V
reatilar monthly visit to Sked ink. and hud
dropped Into the office of tho S!edunl:
t,i his custom
Bugle, as was his custom,
I "T'ist time I was here. he mild. yon
I were having a stiff light with the editor of
I ,h- r,nn.iiin ui,-i f.,r ih, ostioi,Hierahlii
tn PPosl,l,n 1 ,,,r ln' poattmiHU lamp,
j Which of you got ttT"
1 "Neither of us." answered the editor of
.,. Hllele "A fellow of Ihe name of Grimes
sailed In and took It away from us Just ivs
"Grimes? 1 don't think I ever heard of
htm. Had the longest petition, had he?"
"Petition nothing! Nobody knew ho was
out for It till he got his commission. lie"'
the father of triplets." Chicago Tribune.
At the Iiitellleuee Office.
"An' what will me wages lie?"
"Six dollars s week."
"Thursday afthernoon on' eveniu' off?"
"Do yes send lb' wafchln' out?"
"Yes. And wo have no children. . Is there
anything else you'd like lo know'."'
"Let me see a photygrupli v yer hus
band." Cleveland Leader.
KiiKloerr Dine with J'aft.
WASHINGTON. Nov. Secretary Taft
tonight gave a dinner at his home here to
the Board of Consulting engineers of the
Panama Canal commission. The occasion
was a farewell entertainment of tho
foreign delegates, who leave tomorrow
morning lor New York, en route to their
respective countries. Secretary Root. Mr.
Durond. the British ambassador. Chairman
Shunts of the commission and Mr. Van
Swlnderen, the Netherlands minister, a Wo
Fire In Feed Store.
A fire occurred at S Leavenworth yes
terday afternoon. A balo of hay ttnk lire
In the feed store at that number. This
wa pulled Into Ih street. In the mean
time Ihe fir departments had been called
but had nothing to do when they rrrived.
Qeerter eilze, with tin lee
If CiATS EACB: t KR A QUABTEI
CLUCTT, FEABOOY A. CO.
Mmu or Clcett b Moj.mi.iiB juts
G. F. WEST,
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