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THE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, rEBKUAKY" 6, 1907.
TflAW DEFENSE IS BAFFLED
Attorney! Make Poor f bowinc in Attempt
inc to Frore Prisoner it Insane.
FIRST EXPERT IS BADLY CONFUSED
Kvtaearo ta "how Insanity Cnim
lateral Branch ot Famllr Rale
Oat Row Anions; Coaasel
tow Defendoat. v
..;CW YORK. Fen. 5.-The task of proving
that Harry Thaw Insane through
heredity and mental Hire when he hot
and killed Stanford White was taken up
today by the defense In this famous case,
but when adjournment was announced later
In the afternoon It wan the general opinion
In the court room that little progress had
been made. Thaw's attorney endeavored
In vain to place before the Jury evidence
tending, it wai aald. to prove a strain of
Insanity In the collateral branchea of the
defendants family, but they were blocked
t every point by District Attorney Je
rome, whoee objections were upheld by the
rulings of Justice Filagerald.
The defense did, however, get before the
twelve men In the box the testimony of an
xpert.' that In lila opinion Harry Thaw
Was ."suffering from Insanity" the night of
the tragedy. Mr. Jerome attempted to
break down the evidence of the alienist.
Dr. C. C. Wiley of Pittsburg, and for three
hours put htm through a cross-examination
aa severe as was ever held In a New fork
eourt. The prosecutor waa relentless in hie
attack, and ' before he had finished Dr.
Wiley protestlngly declared: "I -did not
Come here as an expert. I came aa a
witness to a fact, and I have been con
Verted Into an expert without being pre
pared for It."
Volleys of Technical Questions."
The district attorney astonished everyone
by his Intimate knowledge of medicine and
Its technical phraseology, demonstrating the
are with which he had prepared himself
to meet the very defense which Thaw's
counsel have entered In hla behalf. Mr.
Jerome searchlngly Inquired into Dr.
Wiley's record aa a physician and aa an
expert on Insanity. He hurled volleys of
technical question at the witness, who at
times was mute and at other times de
clared he could not answer, or gave evasive
replies. Often he brought upon himself
harp warnings from the district attorney
to make a reply and not an argument.
Dr. Wiley said he predicated his opinion as
to Thaw's Insanity upon his actions the
night of the tragedy as described in a
hypothetical question propounded by the
defense and upon the incident which he
witnessed on a Pittsburg car during the
ummer of 1805. "Thaw," said the doctor,
acted irrationally on the car, coming in
suddenly and Jerking up one of the window
blinds, slamming it down and then lifting
It again, the while engaging in a wordy
war with the conductor."
"Have you evtr examined this defendant
with any of the recognised tests of Insan
ity?" asked Mr. Jerome.
"No," replied the witness.
Have you ever conversed with him?"
' Questions Baffle Doctor.
The district attorney then drew from
the alienist the opinion that Thaw's acts
on the Madison Square Roof garden whon
be killed Stanford White were not acts
of Insanity when taken singly, but con
stituted, evidence of Insanity when con
sidered collectively. At times Dr. Wiley
seemed entirely baffled by the questions.
He hesitated at each, and before he had
answered, Mr. Jerome had framed another
query replete with Impressive sounding
technical terms and apparently offering a
problem no less difficult than its prede
cessor. The witness admitted that many
of the tests to which the district attorney
referred, such as the Romberg test and
fhe Argyll Robertson pupil test, were un
known to him, and when he waa asked to
quote from an accepted work on Insanity
declared he could not give the exact lan
guage from any book.
Mr. Jerome's well of knowledge, however,
seemed never to run dry. He carried his
cross-examination through practically the
entire morning session and for an hour and
twenty minutes after luncheon continued
to ply the witness with all manner of
Thaw's counsel sat silent and without pro
test as Mr. Jerome grilled the first wit
ness for the defense. Thaw himself seemed
to take but little Interest In the cross-ex-.
amlnatlon at the outset, but later began
e take notes and was often in earnest
conversation with those of his counsel who
Sat nearest him. Before the close of the
examination, however. Thaw seemed to
worry. His attorneys appeared pussled at
first, but evidently determined to give the
district attorney the widest liberty.
Cousin's Testimony Kicloded.
At the close of the cross-examination of
Dr. Wiley an attempt M made to Intro-
Best M .
Bitter $ ).l
duce testimony tending to show that a
strain of Insanity has existed In certain
branchea of tha Thaw family. Among the J
witnesses called was Albert Lee Thaw of
Richmond, Va., who said his father and
Harry Thaw's father were first 'cousins.
The defense stated Its purpose to draw
from the witness the fact that his father
died In an ssylum for the Insane, when Mr.
Jerctne objected. He declared that the re
lationship of both the witness and his
father was too far removed from the de
fendant to be competent
"And the law," he added, "Is not satis
fied that a man la Insane merely because
he dies In an Insane asylum or a retreat
for persons suffering from mental disor
ders. The fact that a man dies In an
Institution such as that conducted by Dr.
Wllfy, the eminent specialist we had on
the stand today, for Instance, Is no proof
that he was Insane. There must be com
petent testimony to the fact."
Justice Fitzgerald upheld this view o'f the
matter, saying, however, that hla ruling
was subject to revision if the attorneys
fur the defense could cite authorities on
Mr. Gleason. who alone conducted the
case for Thaw today, did cite some cases,
but promised to have more- authorities In
Hearsay Evidence Haled Oat.
The defense next Introduced Benjamin
Buman, who testified that in January, 1904,
he had a conversation with the defendant.
He was about to tell what the conversa
tion was when Mr. Jerome Interrupted,
declaring a conversation so far back was
not relevant or material. Justice Fits
gerald again called -on Thaw's attorneys
for citations of authorities covering the
Introduction of testimony of the character
"We did not expect to reach this witness
today," explained Mr. Oleason, "and I
have not my authorities here." Justice
Fitigerald sustained Mr. Jerome's .objec
tion and the witness stepped aside.
Family Physlelaa on Stand.
Dr. C. H. Blnagman of Pittsburg, who
has been a family physician of the Thaws
for thirty years, took the stand and testi
fied that he had known Harry Thaw ever
since his Infancy. He had treated him
once for St. Vitus dance. He seemed to
be a lad of -highly nervous temperament
and slept badly at night, said the witness.
Mr. Jerome's cross-examination was
"How old was the defendant when he had
St. Vitus dance?" he asked.
"That Is all, doctor."
Dr. John F. Deemer of Klttanlng, Pa.,
tho family physician of the Copleys, Mrs.
Willis m Thaw, the prisoner's mother, hav
ing been a Miss Copley, was the last wit
ness of the day. He was called to testify
aa tov the mental condition of John Ross,
a cousin of Harry Thaw, when Mr. Jerome
objected. Justice Fltxgerald held that until
the defense's authorities on the Introduc
tion of testimony as to collateral Insanity
were presented he thought It best to rule
out all such testimony for the time being.
It was at this point that the adjournment
until tomorrow was ordered.
Troable Anions; Thaw's Lawyer.
Scarcely had court adjourned when there
was a conference of the defendant's coun
sel and it became known that certain of the
attorneys were not well pleased with the
day's developments. Delphin M. Delmas
upon, leaving the court room had declared
flatly that he was dissatisfied with the
day's proceedings and Intimated that bo
was surprised that the conduct of the' de
fense, for the day, bad been Intrusted to
John B. Oleason rather than to himself.
"Dr. Charles C. Wiley, the Pittsburg phy
sician, who testified for the defense and
was so sharply croes examined by District
Attorney Jerome, should not have been put
on the stand today," Mr. Delmas said, "and
perhaps should not have been put on the
stand at all.
"I expected to go on and conduct the
case today," Mr. Delmas added. "I was
surprised that Mr., Oleason should have
It has been rumored In the court room
that Thaw waa pleased with Mr. Oleason'a
address to the Jury on Monday and that
he directed that Mr. Gleason should take
charge of the case today.
Thaw's attorneys were closeted at At
torney McPlke's office well into the even
ing but nothing definite as to what trans
pired was made public.
MrPIke Declines to Talk.
When after the lawyers had left, Mr.
"The lawyers for the defense held a con
ference at which the plans were gone over.
There was really nothing of importance
Will Mr. Delmas withdraw from the case
tomorrow morning If Mr. Oleason continues
"As to that," replied the lawyer, "you
will have to wait until court opens and
see for yourself what goes on. I can say
nothing about It at the present time."
Mr. McPlke was then asked If ha was
satisfied with the manner In which the
case had been conducted so far. Ha replied:
Really I don't care to say anything.
What will be done will be made known to
morrow morning and you will have to wait
until then." -
After the trial had adjourned lawyer Mc-
Pike visited Thaw In the Tombs. He talked
with the prisoner for about fifteen minutes
and when he left he refused to make any
Later a note was sent to the prisoner
asking him If the report that hla lawyers
had disagreed and his reply was:
"No truth In the report- It Is all non
Thaw did not appear to be tired from his
tedious day In court. If he was disap
pointed in the proceedings he did not give
evidence of the fact. '
Asked what he thought of the day In
court he replied the day had been appar
ARM! BILL IN THE SENATE
Committee Adds Nine Million t Amount
in Bill Passed by House,
INCREASE LARGELY FOR ARTILLERY
Rider Aaaeads Rat Bill to rermlt
Redaeed Hates to Government
ad Free Transportation to
Officers aad Men.
WASHINGTON, Feb. S. The senate spent
the entire day in considering the Indian
appropriation bill, but without concluding
the discusrlon of amendments.
The army appropriation bill was reported
to the senate and will be taken up as soon j
as the Indian bill has been disposed of.
The bill carries lSt.G0O.0no.
Senator Warren of the committee on mil
itary affairs today reported to the senate
the army appropriation bill. The bill car
ries lj-l.600.ono, an Increase of 9,OX).0O0 over
the amount allowed by the house. The
principal Items cf Increase are as follows:
Washington-Alaska cable, $190,000: signal
service In Cuban pacification, 160,000; con
tract surgeons. $80,000; regular supplies,
rMM: barracks and quarters, J1,372.2Z:
lands near Fort Tyler, Fla.. I150.000; trans
portation, $702,964; Increase Incident to the
passage of a bill extending and promoting
the efficiency of Artillery corps. $6,23,1).
An amendment was supported providing
that the railroad rate bill passed at the
last session of congress shall not be held
to "prohibit the allowance of reduced rates
to the government for the transportation
of persons or property, or to prohibit the
transportation of officers and enlisted men
in the service of the United States, or their
families, free or at reduced rates."
Senator Heyburn presented a resolution In
the senate today providing for a special
committee of five senators to Investigate
the reorganization of the Northern Pacific
railroad to ascertin what title and estate
are owned by the corporation which was
created by act of congress on July 2, MS,
and if said federal corporation has no title
or estate in any property then what reason
there Is why said charter acts should not
be wholly repealed by congress.
The resolution provides for pending for
persons and papers, etc. It was referred to
the committee on Pacific railroads.
Hale Makes Point of Order.
Consideration of the. Indian appropria
tion bill was begun In the senate today.
The senate amendment adding certain
Indian lands to the area of the Truckee
Carson Irrigation project went out on a
point of order.
In making a point of order against a pro
vision for carrying out a treaty agreement
with the Jicarilla Indians of New Mexico,
Senator Hale remarked: "This bill la cov
ered, loaded, shingled with amendments
that are not proper here. It Is wholesale.
In all my experience In congress I have
never seen an appropriation bill that from
start to finish, from beginning to end, held
so many appropriations that are subject to
points of order. Some of them are merely
In reply Senator Clapp admitted there
was a great deal of "construction" against
the bill and said it was necessary in order
to close up the affairs of various tribes of
Indians. If Mr. Hale was to make points
of order against legislation of that class
It would be necessary to bring In special
bills to cover the points.
"The senator has struck precisely what
Is the remedy," suggested Mr. Hale and
Mr. ClaDD indicated that this would be
Depew Criticises RldersT
Senator Depew criticised the practice of
allowing general legislation on appropria
tion bills. "It is well Tinown," said he.
"that some of the greatest outrages ever
perpetrated on the Indians have been com
mitted under these general laws."
Mr. Clapp Interposed that the worst legis
lation that ever passed was In a special
bill. It released . government control over
the sale of liquor to Indians who had re
ceived their allotments of land.
An amendment, urged by the commls
sloner of Indian affairs, was Incorporated,
which permits an expenditure of $300,000 to
irrigate the lands of the Pima Indians in
Arizona, also an amendment abolishing the
tribal court of Choctaw and Chickasaw
tribes. An amendment, recommended by
the commissioner, authorising the secre
tary of the Interior' to designate for full
citizenship any Individual Indian of any
tribe when he believes any such Indian is
capable and to pay to him his share of
tribal funds, was rejected on a point of
order made by Mr. Spooner, who remarked
that at "Every stage tne Indian promem
goes towards the spoliation of the Indian."
Mr. McCumber predlclted an Indian crisis
in this country within the next nrteen
years, when he said, every acre of Indian
land would have paased into the hands of
the white man and the Indians would be
wondering bands of beggars. Their only
hope would be to get Into Mexico.
river and harbor bill heretofore Intro
duced, because the projects carried In the
bill were honest and right. He expressed
the wish that Mr. Burton might be forced
to accept the chairmanship In ths next
Mr. Humphreys of Mississippi said that
the south had been better treated In the
bill than In any similar measure and It
would be an outrage on the south to vote
for any amendment that mig.it encom
pass ths defeat of the bill.
It was the height of folly, said Mr.
Spsrkman of Florida, to undertake a pro
ject that would cost, as some believed,
11(0,000,000, speaking of the Mississippi river
project. He defended the bill as one of
the fairest measures ever drafted by a
Mr. Lloyd of Missouri spoke of the
"unselfish spirit displayed by Mr. Burton"
In refusing to accept an Increased appro
priation for the Cleveland project. He
said he wss Interested In the Improvement
of the great waterways of the United
States, the Mississippi river and the Mis
souri, but he realized the necessity for
surveys before anything definite could be
Mr. Robinson of Arkansas said:
"If every appropriation bill Introduced In
this congress were passed tomorrow the
I nlted States treasury would become bank
rupt at once. The secretary of the treas
ury would die of grief and the president
of the United States .would renew his
waning determination not to accept the
nomination for another term."
Mr. Williams of Mississippi favored im
provements of the Mississippi river, but
would first have adequate surveys.
ANTI-PASS BILL CONFERENCE
Sooth Dakota Senate Rejects House
Amendment for Transportation
PIERRE, S. D.. Feb. S.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The victory In the house of the ad
vocates of transportation contracts for ad
vertising does not yet lead them out of
the woods and Into the pleasant valleys of
advertising mileage. Ths senate this even
ing refused to concur In the house amend
ment to the anti-pass bill, and a confer
ence committee has been appointed to con
sider the matter.
The senate In executive sesMon confirmed
the appointment of John TU Jones of Madi
son as public 'examiner.
The senate passed the bill requiring rail
Ways to put in connecting tracks at Junc
tion points, and authorizing the railroad
commission to make Joint through rates.
Among the new senate bills the principal
was one appropriating $16,000 a year for
the state militia.
The senate then went into committee of
the whole on the Dowdell state text book
bill and ended a wrangle over that measure
with an adjournment leaving a motion to
lay the bill on the table hanging In the
In the house the committee report on the
bill to grant right-of-way for a street
across the normal school grounds at Spring
field waa amended to donate to that city
all the grounds and buildings owned by the
state at that place, for educational pur
poses, with the recommendation that It
The judiciary committee reported favor
ably on the bill prohibiting the building of
parallel railroads within eight miles of one
another. An unfavorable report was re
turned against the bill to prohibit sweat
shops, and a favorable report on the bill
to elect county commissioners by districts
the same bill having been passed In the
The Immigration commissioner's proposi
tion appears to be the attractive one at
the present,' one bill being Introduced to
make It a division of the department of
history, and another to place that duty In
the hands of the secretary of the state
board of agriculture.
A resolution was Introduced In the house
today by Martin of Beadle, recommending
that no legislative appropriations be mads
for state educational institutions which arc
located at towns which license saloons.
In committee of the whole fhe provisions
of the primary bill, which requires payment
of fees by those who seek to become can
didates in the - primaries, were entirely
stricken from the bill aa being prohibitive
on the minor parties.' s '
KNOCKOUT FOR TOMMY RYAN
Dr Barry la Oatelasaed aad Goes
Dowa la Fifth of Tweaty
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Feb. S.-Tommy
Ryan knocked out Davo Barry In the fifth
round of a scheduled twenty-round tight
before the Whittlngton Athletic club to
night. Barry was outclassed at all stages.
Barry had no chance from the sUrt.
He was awkward and slow, while his op
ponent whs the aggressor throughout and
displayed his old-time generalship.
In the fifth round Harry apiwaled to
Referee George Slier, claiming that Ryan
had butted htm in the Jaw, causing blood
to flow from his mouth. The nllemd foul
was not allowed. After this Ryan felled
his opponent four limes with left swings
to the Jaw. Ifarry staggered and took his
severe punishment gamely. The last blow,
however, waa too much and Barry sank to
the floor helplesa
WITH THE BOWLERS.
Last night at the Association alleys the
Ctidahy's won two games from the Stors
Blue Ribbons. The handicap helped them
to one, but In the first the packers rolled
their best game of the season and beat
the leaders 81 pins on actual totals. The
Blurs boys were not up to their usual form,
as their average game would have given
them an actual victory In the last. Fran
rl co had both the high single game and
total. Tonight there will be a special match
between Neale and 8prague and Huntington
and Blakeney, and Saturday night the
winners will bowl Hartley and Cochran.
1. t. t. Total.
Griffiths 204 169 1X9 66J
Romlen 217 142 168 617
A. C. Reed 18 178 127 3
Oreenleaf 197 175 11 63
H. D. Reed 19S 16$ 153 6"i
Handicap aj 92 92 276
Totals tOOl 908 910 2,909
FTltscher 171 170
Hartley . 1S8 188
Weber 207 lt:9
Francisco .....1H6 226
Anderson 166 196
Totals 908 947 867 2.712
The Omaha Bicycles and the Colts played
on the Metropolitan alleys last night. The
games were played under protest. Tonight,
the Falstaffs vs. Gold Tops. Score:
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I LABOR UNIONS ARE ACTIVE
Mtsaoarl Bodies Vans to Seeara the
Passage of I.u ws Needed by
JEFFERSON CITY". Mo.. Feb. t.iBpt-
clal.) Ths labor organisations of Missouri
are going after 'legislation systematically.
Representatives of the organisations met
in Jefferson City last month and after de
ciding what legislation the working people
wanted formed a permanent Joint legisla
tive board. Officers elected: H. W. Stein
bus. Building Trades council. BL . Louis,
president; I. L. George, railway trainmen.
Marseline, vice president; Charles W. Fear,
State Federation of Labor, Kansas City,
secretary and treasurer; A. C Roberts,
locomotive engineers, St. Joseph, to handle
bills in the house of representatives; E. E.
Johnson. Bt. Louts, charge of senate.
Prospects art bright for much labor leg
islatlon in the Missouri legislature.
Btarsa Vtetlaaa Await Barlal.
PIERRE, S. I)., Feb. . fc (Special Tele
gram.) The bodies of Wes E. Banks and
Robert Chandler, victims of last Friday's
storm, who came hers from Mt. Vernon,
Ky., and went Into sheep ranching near
Hayes, wars brought In hero this evening.
They were out with their sheep on tho
open prairie, and while tho parioulars of
their' death cannot be learned, they evl
denlly became ' lost and wandered until
they dropped, the bodies being found near
together. Their relatives have been noil
Bed and tho remains will be disposed of on
their orders. Rumors of other Inaseg of
life have not been counrm.fi.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOfftK
Spent la General Debato oa
Rivera aad Harbors Bill.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. General debate
on the rivers and harbors appropriation
bill, which has been before the house
since last Wednesday, was terminated at
1 o'clock this afternpon when the reading
of tho bill was begun under the flve-mtn-
During tho three hours devoted to gen
eral debate today, speeches were made
by Messrs. Kelfer of Ohio, Davidson of
Wisconsin, Humphreys of Mississippi,
Bparkman of Florida, Lloyd of Missouri,
Robinson of Arkansas and Bankhead of
Speaking of thetcharge that Representa
tive Burton of Ohio, chairman of the
rivers and harbors committee, dominated
ths committee to the extent of keeping
out meritorious provisions, Mr. Davidson
of Wisconsin expressed the opinion, which
met with loud applatlse, that If Chairman
Burton did dominate the committee, "it
was a domination of equity, justness ami
fair treatment." He declared that there
was less "pork" In the bill than In any
Tb Interstate Commerce Laws
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TROWEL REACHES SIOIX FALLS
Omaha and Sloax City Masoaa Jola la
Celebration of Event.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Feb. 5. (Special
Telegram.) It was not until shortly before
4 o'clock this afternoon that a belated train
arrived bearing ths famous Masonlo trav
eling stiver trowel, which was escorted
from Cedar Rapids, la., by mors than a
score of Masons of that city. In addition
to the Cedar Rapids delegation there were
on the train delegations of Masons from
Sioux City and Omaha. A committee of
local Masons met the train at Canton and
escorted the Cedar Rapids, Sioux City and
Omaha delegations and the trowel to Sioux
Falls. The delegation In charge of the
trowel was taken direct to the Masonic
Temple where the formal exercises In con
nection with the turning 'over the trowel
to the Sioux Falls Masons took place.
Many visiting Masons hre In the city to at
tend tho festival In honor of ths arrival
of the trowel. These concluded tonight with
a banquet at whlcb several hundred guests
Totals 864 795 98 2,567
OMAHA BICYCLE CO.
1. 2. 1. Total.
Judy 169 1K5 - 170 604
Oilbreath .T56 1 43 lfi3 40
Huff 15 147 166 40
Hoard 148 177 119 444
Keyt 2u4 130 IMS 600
Handicap 23 23 23 9
Basket Ball at Shenandoah.
SHENANDOAH, la., Feb. 5. (Special. -The
basket ball 1 team of Company K,
Fifty-fifth regiment, Iowa National Guard,
defeated Red Oak in a one-sided game here
before a large crowd by the score of 60 to
19. The game was fast from start to finish.
Company E scoring almost at will. The
soldier forwards were clearly the stars of
the game, while the Red Oak forwards
could secure only three field baskets off
Company K b fast guards. The lineup:
Company E. Red Oak.
B. Murlnville forward E. Casey
j. Marinvllle forward
L. Baker... center
J. Castle guard
F. Johnson suard
Field baskets: Company E, 20; Red Oak,
. Fouls: ' Company E. 10; Red Oak, 16.
Score: Company E. 60; Red Oak, 19.
Referee: Gibson. Umpire: Schriever.
Gaaa and Lewis Slsin.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. B.-Joe Oans of
Baltimore and Harry Lewis of Philadelphia
met here today and signed articles of agree
ment for a finish fight for the lightweight
championship ot the world. The men will
fight for $6,000 a side and the biggest purse
offered. Bids for the fight will be opened
In Philadelphia at noon on February 28.
The men are to fight at 133 pounds, weigh
In at the ringside. Each of the pugilists
posted $1,000 to bind the match.
Frank Ootch Throws Jim Parr.
NEW YORK, Feb. 6.-The United States
National Lawn Tennis association at Us
annual meeting, held here tonight, voted
In favor of sending a team to England this
year to challenge for the Davis trophy,
provided that proper consideration la
given to the personnel of the team and
that the necessary financial arrangements
could be made.
Teanls Team to Earope.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. B.-Frank Gotch,
American champion catch-as-catch-can
wrestler, defeated Jim Parr, the English
man, here tonight In two straight falls.
The time was 24 snd 17 minutes.
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
Fair la Eastern Nebraska Today
Saow aad Rising; Tcmperataro
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. Forecast of ths
weather for Wednesday and Thursday:
For Nebraska and Kansas-Fair In oast,
snow In west portion Wednesday; Thurs
day, snow and rising temperature.
For Iowa and Missouri Fair Wednes
day: Thursday, fair In east, snow in west
For South Dakota Snow Wednesday and
probably Thursday, slowly rising tempera
ture. For Wyoming Rain or snow Wednesday
OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAU,
OMAIIA, Feb. k Official record of tem
perature and pieclpltatlon compared with
the corresponding day for the last threo
year.: 1907. 190H. 1906. 1904.
Maximum temperature ... 4 16 14 62
Minimum temperature... 13 4 0 26
Mean temperature....-..... 4 7. 43
Precipitation 01 .00 .11 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1,
and comparisons with ths last two years:
Normal temperature tt
Deficiency for the day 28
Total excess since March 1 94
Normal precipitation..... OS Inch
Deficiency for the day 01 inch
Total rainfall since March 1.... 27. 13 inches
Deficiency since March 1 I.H6 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 19n6t... t.01 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 19u6. ... 4.61 Inches
Reports from Statloaa at T P. M.
Station and state
Temp. Max. Rain-
7 p. ni. Temp. f alL
Rismarca. cloudy 4 0
Cheyenne, cloudy 44 48 T
Chicago, cloudy 12 18 .48
Davenport, clear t 14 T
Denver, partly cloudy 44 44 .00
Havre, cloudy 1 I .10
Helena, clear 1 20 .06
Huron, cloudy 4 , t .00
Kansas City, pt. cloudy.... 4 t .01
North Platte, cloudy 1 18 .00
Omaha, partly cloudy t 4 T
Rapid CVy. clear 16 18 .00
St. Louis, clear 10 14 .0)
Bt. Paul, clear 4 4 .00
Salt Lake City, cloudy.... MM .OS
Valentine, cloudy 16 23 .00
Willis ton. cloudy 44 .44
X Indicate trace of precipitation.
I, ..Urates below lro.
U A. WEUUi. Luoal Forecaster.
Some Sport Gossip.
Under the heading. 'Some of the Old
Browns," a Chicago Sunday papef prints
the pictures of old Chris Von Der Ahe,
A rile Latham, Comlskey and a splendid
picture of the late Curtla Welch, "king of
fielders," which it has labeled "Tip" O'Nell.
The way that name "Tip" has been tra
duced of late years makea It a shame to
apply it now to the old hero, who Is the
original, or a man of Curt Welch's fame,
especially since that man is dead.
Hans Wagner has now taken to editing
copy for a PltUiburg evening paper. It la
said lie threw out one good story because
the author spelled base hit without a "t"
at the end of the first syllable.
Omaha fans who had worked themselves
up to bellevf that the New York Giants
would stop in Omaha on their return from
California, where they are to train this
spring, will be disappointed, for It has been
decided to return via the southern route
and not hit the north or middle route at all.
Tennessee Kills Horse Rarlsg.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 6. The action
of the lower house of the general assembly
today sounded the death knell of horse
racing in Tennessee, that body passing ths
anti-race track gambling bin. The meas
ure had already passed the senate. The
governor will sign the bill, which takes
Immediate effect, all amendments to ex
tend the time for it to go Into operation
being voted down. The Memphis and
Nashville racing associations had already
prepared to hold spring meetings.
Illinois Ceatral Files Aaawer.
SPRINGFIELD. O., Feb. 6. A motion
was llieo in m mum BM.-irL.o i
by the Illinois Central Railroad company
. . i . a , n ,1 Hi,t th. sflirt
It) uinuunn v,i n. " . V J
has no Jurisdiction, the suit begun by each
state to compel the company to pay the 7
per cent of gross earnings which the state
claims the company has illegally withheld.
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This paper recently published ths
following formula for ths Immediate
relief of ooaghs ana colds, given oat
B. prominent Philadelphia throat
aaA lung specialist half ounce
Concentrated oil of pins, two ounoes
of glycerins, half plat good whiskey,
shake thoroughly and use In table,
spoon desss evsry four hours."
This is ths recipe that was found
so wonderfully effective la ths pins
forest camps for consumptives and
ths Concentrated oil of pins is a prs
paratloa put up by a well-known
pharmacsuttoal house under ths pro
cess which produces ths only truly
soluble pins preparation.
Xwe patent msdlclasg havs rsoontly
sprung Into existence, using a similar
mams, and ons was hold enough to
make ths assertion In an advertise
ment recently that ths Oonosntratsd
oil of pins was an imitation of their
goods. There Is not much to bo
M4 against such audacity sxcept
that It is to bo hoped that ths public
Is too intelligent to bo gulls d by soak
Ths real "Concentrated" oil of pins
Is obtainable at any well stocked prs
aorlptlon druggist aad Is plainly
marked. It comes only In ons way
and that la haU-onnoa bottles, oaoh
enclosed la a round screw top bos
which protects ths oil from changes
of ths atmosphere and tn this way
anakos it lmposstbla for ths osona in
oil to caps, and it ow bs prasarred
ml ? l o
INDIA AND CEYLON
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a positive guarantee that nothing but pure ton Is packed under that name.
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