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THE OMAIIA DAILY REE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1907.
MRS. THAW CROSS-EXAMINED
Diitiict Attorney Finds War t) lowibj
D.scrsdit Hit Tcitmonj.
QUESTIONS A SKID CCNCtRSl.G HER lit I
Caart Rale That They Ar Prpe
M Tvaalaa- Teat Credibility
f Wltae TUta Utlnt
NEW YORK. Feb. ll.-Mn. Evelyn
Nesbit Thaw today entered on the ordeal
of her crpea-examlnatlon,' and before Dis
trict Attorney Jerome had had the witness
In charg for half an hour he had eecured
from the court a ruling which apparently
opens the way for bringing Into the trial
of Harry K. Thaw all manner of evi
dence which may tend to discredit lh
defendant's wife. Heretofore It has been
held that the rules of evidence protected
young Mrs. Thaw and that regardless of
whether her story was true or. false, the
fact that she had told her husband was
the one essential point. Mrs. Thaw had
been allowed to repeat the atory so thai
the Jury might Judge as to Its effects In
unbalancing; the mind of the man on trial
for murder of Stanford White. Mr. Jerome,
by a simple question, opened the way for
the Introduction of testimony tending to
how the truth or falsity of Mrs. Thaw's
atory. He asked the witness:
"Was the story you told Mr. Thaw
"It was," she replied firmly.
' , Mr. Delma, Thaw's leading counsel, ob
jected strongly to the question, but Jus
tice Fltsgerald held It to be competent as
tending to show the credibility of the wit
ness. Whether Mr. Jerome Intends to take
Advantage of the ruling In an attempt
to throw doubt on the truth of the story
or whether Justice Fltsgerald Intended his
ruling to cover the whole subject of Mrs.
Thaw's evidence the future conduct of
the case alone can determine. Mr. Delmaa
will continue to fight with constant ob
jection the Introduction of any testimony
of the events In the young woman's life,
but the subject of the credibility of a wit
ness Is a wide one, and Justice Fltsgerald
early today Indicated that he would be
liberal In hU Interpretation of the rules.
He allowed Mr. Jerome to secure from
Mrs. J. J. Calne of Boston, a friend of Mrs.
Thaw, who took the witness stand during
the morning session, many material point
as to the movements of Harry Thaw and
Evelyn Nesbit following their return from
Europe In 1904, including the published in
cident of their being ejected from the
Hotel Cumberland In this city, the pro.
prietor Insisting that they should register
as man and wife or leave their suite
which adjoined. In bringing out these
facts Mr. Jerome denied that he was at
tacking Mrs. Thaw and said he waa merely
testing the credibility of Mrs. Calne.
Jerome Aaka for Time.
The district attorney seemed reluctant to
begin the cross examination of Mrs. Thaw
today, desiring to have the matter post
poned until Thursday morning. In order
that he might determine whether or not
a further examination of the witness was
"After I have looked further Into the
matter I may decide not to cross examine
Mrs. Thaw," Mr. Jerome stated to the
court, "or I waive my right If when all
testimony aa to the Insanity of this defend
ant Is In I shall be honestly of the opinion
that be waa Insane at the time this act
waa committed I do not propose to take
up the time of this court and this Jury In
Mr. Delmaa here Interrupted. He wanted
to know If the district attorney meant that
If he waa honestly convinced that Thaw
Waa Insane when he shot Stanford White
fee would abandon the prosecution.
"I promise nothing," retorted the pros
ecutor. A wordy conflict ensued during which
Mr. Jerome hinted at broken confidence
and evasion of stipulations. He declared
be did not wish to humiliate the witness
with a eroa examination -which he might
"However. If I am forced to do It I
will," said Mr. Jerome, with something
mt a menace In his tone.
"You may proceed," replied Mr. Del me s.
Mra. Thaw Crosa-Baamlaed.
Mra Thaw moved a bit nervously and
awaited Mr. Jerome's opening question.
They had to do with her signature to cer
tain paper, some' of which the prosecutor
declared wer receipt for money Mr.
Thaw had drawn from the Mercantile
Trust company In 190Z, 126 a . week. Mr.
Delmaa protested against these statements
and noted an exception. Mra Thaw Ud
aha wa not sure that alt of th signature
wer her own thty looked very much like
her wrltlnc, h added. Who provided the
money at th Mercantile Trust company
was not developed. Mrs. Thaw' confidence
grew aa the croaa examination went on and
he waa always ready with answers. Mr.
Jerome under the plea of testing her cred
ibility wa allowed to ask many pertinent
questions. He wanted to know when she
first, heard that she had been named as a
o-respondent In th George W. Lederer
Mr. Delma quickly protested. ' Mrs.
Thaw whispered something In his ear and
th attorney withdrew his objection.
"I read of It In the newspaper," said
th witness cheerily when Mr. Jerome re
. pasted the question.
Th prosecutor sought to show that Mr.
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Thaw had gone to Abraham Hummel for
advice with regard to th divorce pro
ceeding, but waa halted by an objection
from Mr. Delmaa, which th court sus
tained. Justice Fltsgerald said th ques
tion had nothing to do with Mr. Thaw'
story to her husband and did not affect
her credibility. Mr. Jerome brought out
that Mrs. Thaw had written to Stanford
White rrom Boulogne after Thaw had pro
posed to her In Psrts.
"Did you also cable Mr. Whiter' he
asked. The witness could not remember.
Th cross-examination had barely gotten
Into full swing when adjournment for th
day waa ordered.
Ramop sf Lsaaey Caaaialssloa.
Mra Thaw will reaum the stand tomor
row morning and the Indications are that
she may be kept there throughout th day.
The district attorney' reluctance to sub
mit Mra. Thaw to a orosa-examlnation
again led to rumor that Mr.' Jerome still
.contemplates moving for tbe appointment
of a commission In lunacy to test Thaw
present state of mind. Now that he ha
entered on the cross-examination he seems
determined to make It a thorough one.
There were evidence during th afternoon
of HI feeling between Mr. Jerome and Mr.
Delma. Th latter intend to protect Mr.
Thaw In every possible way. He moved
from his accustomed place at Thaw' coun
sel table to a chair, within th rail where
th district attorney alts and directly In
front of Justice Fltsgerald.
Mr. Jerome Informed Mr. Delmaa that It
was not oourtesy In New York to Interrupt
n attorney when he wa stating an ob
jection. Mr. Delma later wa objecting
to a question put by the prosecutor when
Mr. Jerome Interrupted. Mr. Delma turned
and .with great sarcasm remarked:
"I have been told It I not courtesy In
New York to Interrupt when an objection I
Mr. Jerome cat down.
Mr. Thaw' cross-examination promises
a duel between th two attorney, a well
a between Mr. Jerome and the wife of
the defendant. Thaw seemed to be In a
cheerful frame of mind today, especially
when Mr. Delma wa Insisting that the
oroBs-examlnatlon of hi wife should pro
ceed. The young man grew more sober
faced after Mr. Jerome had begun to ply
his question In a way that Indicated a
relentless search Into Mra. Thaw' past.
Mr. Jerome did not even forget th Inci
dent of th cat and th conductor who
wanted to put It off th train. Mr. Thaw
had testified that sh told her husband
of this Incident in her early life. Mr.
Jerome also remembered that Mr. Thaw
had told of eating chocolate eclair at her
first dinner with Stanford White.
"It wa not dinner," pouted th witness,
"It waa supper."
Other Victims sf White.
In completing her direct testimony Mr.
Thaw had. told of the conversations shs
and her husband had had regarding the
fate of other young women at the hands
of Stanford White. One of thee girl wa
known aa "The PI Girl." Sh wa U
year old and wore only a gause drees
when she sprang from a big pie at a stag
dinner. The witneaa declared that Hay
MacKenxl had told her that Stanford
White, when told h and Harry wer
very happy together, had remarked!
"Pooh, it won't lat. I will get her back."
Harry Thaw letter to Anthony Comstock
describing three house where he declared
White and "other scoundrels" lured girl
waa read. Among the place described waa
th house In West Twenty-fourth street
where the velvet swing, and the mirrored
bedroom were located.
Mrs. Thaw identified forty-two letters
which she said were In th handwriting of
Btanford White. They wer not offered In
evidence, but Mr. Delmaa will attempt to
get them Into the case.
, Mrs.. Cslse'e Testimony.
Mrs. Calne, th only , other witnesa of the
day, testified to overhearing; Harry Thaw
ask ,Mrs. Nesbit for her daughter's hand
In 103. She declared Thaw appeared angry
whenevor he saw Whit. "A a man In
the face of his enemy might appear!" sug
gested Mr. Jerome on cross examination.
"Yea," replied the witneaa
Mr. Delmaa asked If she did not mean
that Thaw's conduct In the presence of
White waa "Irrational." Sh said she did.
To Mr. Jerome she again said he appeared
angry. Mr. Jerome brought out many
statements from Mrs. Cain with regard to
Harry Thaw and Evelyn Nesbit. Among
these was the fact that Mrs. Nesbit had
not accompanied her daughter and Harry
Thaw to Europe in 1904, tha second trip
abroad. He also got from Mrs. Cain the
fact that Evelyn Neblt told her the oper
ation which ha figured ao frequently in
the can waa for eppendlcltla. Mrs. Cain
declared Thaw had told Mr. Nesbit he
would provide for her and her son always
If she would consent to her daughter' mar
riage to him. Mr. Nesbit promised to do
her best to hsv Evelyn consent.
NEBRASKA FROM DAY TO DAY
(assist asd Carton Featares of Life
la a, Rapidly Orewlag
Sign of Spring at Hastings M. A. Hartl
gan has sharpened up hla lawn mower, for
his lawn Is beginning to loom up green.
Her Favorite Drama A Norfolk girl gives
It aa her opinion that "When Midnight Waa
in Flower" waa the beat show seen her
this season. Norfolk News.
Th North Dakota man who want to
Nebraska City and unearthed a pot of gold
burled by hi father should learn a lesson
from the Incident and stay In tha state
where that waa accumulated.
The first steamboat wreck of th year
on th Missouri Is reported from Nebraska
City, where William Hayward lost hi
launch by floating lc. The liver Is proving;
Itself navlgabl by th. wrong method.
Forty-seven head of cattle killed by 1
"cornstalk disease" In on weak la th rec-l
. . . " . .
ord at Amherst Government expert might!
And a field of activity In thla direction j
fnnrtf. nmnnritlvt than rh. ,Antat Hlih
th boll weevil.
What th Weather Raised Even th tel.
phone men have their trouble. Mr.
Barsby had his share last week, when the
weather was bad and th wires got
eroased and raised thunder or ven worse.
York county la beginning to look around
for candidate for county office to be
elected thla fall, but a a republican nom.
Inatlori In that county assures election, the
voters are warranted In making tha cam
paign before the tlcketa are formed.
It la suggested that before the United
States Axes the location for a fish hatchery
in neDraaaa its representatives examine
th qualities of th Grade, a river In Cus-
tr county. Thl stream I said to b th
clearest In th state and the principal ob
jection that could be urged against It Is
that fish raised there will refuse to 11 v In
nvers not so pur. -Keeping
Within Bounds-Dr. John
ttpyaer ana kv. Mr. Bus, pastor of th
Methodist and Congregational flock of thla
city, have seen preached a maamtfloent
sermon. Ilia former on Lincoln and the lat
ter on the rac question sine th Thaw
trial. Wa congratulate the dlvlnltle upon
their disregard for th yellow.-rremoat
JAPANESE ARE DISSATISFIED
Amendment to Immigration Bill is H ct
Liked by OrUnte.1 Wander i.
Lt ADERS SAY TKIY MUST BE RESIGNED
Hop Expressed that Aaaerloaa
Aathsrltles Will Itedaes saeria.ee
sf Interest sf Japaase
t a Mlalaasm.
TOKIO. Feb. II. (Afternoon.) Th official
text of the amendment of th government
blil ha been published. As expected lt
ha created the strongest dissatisfaction
among th Interested parties, although the
movements of procedure have not yet as
sumed a definite shape. The Japanese
residents of the Hawiian Islands have tele
graphed President Roosevelt and tha
Hawaiian representatives In the house re.
porting the seriousness of the Injury which
will be caused to their rights' and Interest
by this legislation.
Th leader of splnlon heri are aware,
however, that under th circumstance that
th only alternative Is to calmly resign
themselves to the situation hoping that the
government can arrange with tha American
authorities to reduce the sacrifice In th
Interest of Ja partes Immigrants to a
They regret tha new Ihw lest the San
Francisco people, glorying In their success,
hould assume an overbearing attitude.
New of this kind would only tend to
Injur Japanese susceptibilities, which
President Roosevelt ha specially been
careful to avoid.
Protest from Hooolnla.
HONOLULU. Feb 19. At a mass meeting
of Japanese held last night th following
cablegram waa ordered sent to President
The Hawaiian Japanese respectfully pro
test in the name of humanity and civlllaa
tlon and also In the name of liberty
against the prohibition of their emigration
to the United States, lt enslaves us per
manently to Hawaiian capitalists.
Th meeting also cabled to Japanese for
eign offlo a follow:
Th Hawaiian Japanese are unanimous
In firm opposition to the action of the
American congress In prohibiting them
from emigrating to America, which Is In
compatible with the empire's dignity and
ruinous to Japanese interests in Hawaii.
Knergetlo opposition Is requested. ,
'Frisco Japs Pleased.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Feb. 1.-The
term of the agreement between the fed
eral authorities and tha Schmlta party at
Washington la acceptable to the Japanese
of this city, according to a statement la
med today by U. Oyama, secretary of the
Japanese consulate, aa follows: ."We have
received no official Information regarding
the matter, but If the newspaper reports
are correct I am sure tha Japanese people
aa a whole will be pleased with the terms.
Wa have every confidence in President
Roosevelt In this matter. We have insisted
that the Japanese, a a people,' shall not
be discriminated against, and I belive that
thla is secured by th agreement reached
In Washington." ,
PRESS GOES AFTER MADDEN
(Continued from First Pag.)
man, and while the editor doe not a a
rule attain a competency, we occasslonally
And one who has a bank account. Some
times an editor 1 even the owner of a
bank. However, It I a fact that must be
admitted that these latter Instance are
Paper Stand for Hoaesty,
The newspaper publisher are to be con
gratulated, too, because their papers to
day are the exponent of th honest con
viction Of th editor rather than the or
gan of com political party or politician.
Twenty year ago, or even ten years ago,
If It had been announced by the railroads
that the custom of exchanging transporta
tion ifor advertising space would be discon
tinued hundreds of newspaper men would
have thrown several kinds of tits. Today
that announcement ha been mad and not
a publisher has shed a tear, while generally
it naa Deen received wun a great aeai oi
satisfaction. The fact Is,- the editor of to
day la as able to pay his fare when ha
travels aa la the man engaged in some other
business 1 have known .personally of
several Instances where the possession of
an annual pass has been the' ruination of
publisher. While the little pasteboard In
their pocket that would carry them any
where at any time they have been too
prone to step aboard the varnished cars
and occupy the plush-cushloned seats to
the city, giving little thought to th fact
that th other xpene of the trip would
be much more than the Income of their
printing establishments during the time
of their absence, and as little thought to
the way their business would sutler for
want of their personal attention during th
Newspaper advertising space Is a val
uable asset, the same as the goods on
the shelf of the merchant, and I believe
the time Is not far distant when every
publisher will realise that he 1 injuring
his own buslnass by making Ash of on
person and flesh of another. Several year
ago I cam to this conclusion and I de
termined to make a flat rate to all comers
the patent medicine or foreign adver
tiser and the local bualneaa man a well,
and I have never regretted that I made
the resolution. Of course I could not
bring the price of local advertising dpwn
to th level of that of the patent medi
cine fellow, because if I did I could not
live at all; so th only thing to do to
carry out my resolution waa to bring
the price for patent medicine advertising
up to that which I charged my hpme
merchant. There could be only one re
sult the patent medicine advertiser
('-'-'''I the runner from his list, but I
gained the plaudit of my local adver
i.krr. wlm WHrA not lona In maklnr Lhe
discovery that all patrons of the Clipper I
were being treated alike, and the result
waa an Increased home demand for my
space, which has continued ever since.
It I a matter of congratulation, also,
that there are fewer newspaper men and
printers In the prisons of the land than
of any other profession. Only the other
day I read that the official publication
of the Ohio state prison had to discon
tinue publication because there were no
printers to run lt. The same article
stated that there were bankers enough
there to run a doien banks, while all
the other professions were well re pre-
Tnonclu.lon I wish to st.t. that It I.
my desire that the sessions of this meet-
Ing will be fraught with much benefit
12 ,h" nmbr t the i association' and to
th fraternity generally. I also desire
to thank the association for tha honor
conferred upon me In electing me to this
office and to express my hearty apprecla-
iiun ui mo mnwiy niunmr wiin wun 11 i
have been treated by the members of the
executive committee and the officer of
Mra. Rickey's Aaanal Poem.
Mr. Isabel Rlchey of The Twentieth
Century Farmer read the annual poem.
which sh delivered In an effective manner.
Mra. Rlchey waa th recipient of hearty
applause at th conclusion of her verse.
Th poem follow;
Whoever take upon him to Indite
HI thought and precept on th parch
Assumes a mighty duty. Let htm heed
Who write th wisdom which the world
Th careless word that drops from off ths
Tho' fraught with 111. Into th air may slip.
Contaminating only him who hear,
Forgotten, maybe. In the circling year.
But be, who write lt with hi facile pen
May never bring It back to him again.
May never know that thoughtless creature
Because ha championed evil all too welL
Men need uplifting, and the highest test
Of excellence is this: To do one's best.
To lay aside the pains that pierce the soul.
And point them onward, upward to the
To lay all bitterness and envy by.
And teach men how to live and how to die.
To turn the other cheek and bear th blow,
Becaus the world know lea than thou
T ar the leader, let your lip be dumb
To utter Idle words Th time ha com
To teach th ehlldrsa by th printed page
That crime Is not th pabulum or age.
On. And a corner oa the anowy sheet
To tell tha story that is pur and sweat.
And lea of paltry wealth and vice and
Y r th teacher, ye must tint forget
Your high position, tho' the pupils fret
And beg a constant holiday; they'll know
After the term Is ended why 'twas o.
I know your burdens, brother, and I know
Your opportunities; I bid you grow.
This Is th thought that I would offer you:
Take hither levels and be true, be true.
Speak not for evil, for your Words shall roll
And echo till the final trump shall sound
Beyond the far horlsun's utmost hound.
It may bring death unto some struggling
Just as the arrow loosed heynnd control
Of bow and string, no nearer thing may
Put passing onward to some lower ground
May And some creature's vitals at Its goal.
Let all your effort be to cheer the weak.
To point the erring to a better way.
To plant love flower upon life' pathway
Help lift some heavy burden every day.
Then shall the Mauler any nt set of aun,
"Oh, faithful servant, enter In. well done."
Gray Hernia of the York Republican fol
lowed Mrs. Rlchey with a responsive poem.
Secretary oa Salary.
Secretary Maupln suggested that th as
sociation engage a secretary at a stated
salary, the Incumbent to give part of hla
time iO the work of sending out helpful
Information to member and to promote an
interchange of Information. Mr. Maupln's
suggestion was well taken. The chair ap
pointed A. W. Ladd of Albion, Lew ruber
of Benson and C. E. Nevln ef Laurel as
a committee to present some-plan at today
Chairman Varner appointed the following
on the committee on resolutions: J. M.
Cotton, Alns worth; J. R. Sutherland, Te-
kamah; C. A. Ready, Hayes Center.
Hnndrrd and Twenty-lire.
There wer about 126 of y editors and
wive on hand yesterday, with more ex
pected. Those registering with Secretary
Maupln up to last night were:
Oliver T. Hall, Humboldt Standard; W
8. Baker, Valentine Republican: B. K
Schaefler, Curtis Knterprise; Miss Chattle
Wleman, Btronisuurg Headlight; H. M.
Davis, Ord Journal; M. H. Sydenham,
Kearney Star of Empire; Miss Annie Vlo
Gales, Auburn Granger; J. H. Lehman,
tiioomneiu uermama; M. M. Warner, Lyons
Mirror; James H. Riggs, Waterloo Gazette;
8. E. Cobb, Kmerson Enternrlse; Ralph K.
Hill, Hardy Herald; R. A. St. John, Gibbon
Reporter; H. L. Peck, Randolph Times;
Mrs. J. M. Devine, Leigh; E. P. Moon,
Scott's Bluff Herald; Mr. and Mrs. W. G.
Purcell, Broken Bow Chief; F. P. Compton.
Greely Cltlsen; A. L. Gale, Lincoln Star;
J. R. Sutherland, Tekamah Herald: O. W.
Dewald, Trenton Register; H. L. Scoggln,
Bridgeport Newa; S. J. Potter. Omaha:
Edgar Howard, Columbus Telegram; Will
S. Joy, Lincoln Journal: L. A. Varner,
Sterling Sun; Will M. Maupln, Commoner;
C. E. Wagner. Creaton Statesman; John
W. Cotton, Alnsworth Star-Journal ; J. H.
Rlckel, Juniata Herald; C. A. Miller, New
man Grove Reporter; C. E. Byar, Valley
Enterprise; E. A. Walrath, Osceola Demo
crat; D. J. Poynter, Albion Argus; Mr. and
Mra. C. E. Nevln, Laurel Advocate; R. B.
and C. B. Wahlquiat, Hastings Democrat;
J. W. Tamplln, Tekamah Journal; Mra.
Isabel Rlchey, Lincoln; F. O. Edgecomb,
Nebraska Farmer; Mrs. F. O. Edgecomb,
Geneva Signal; G. E. Mask. Mitchell In
dex: T. M. Johnson, Chappell Register; A.
B. Wood, Gerlng Courier; P. C. Erlckson,
Brewster News; H. G. Taylor, Central City
Nonpareil; A. F. Buechler, Grand Inland
Independent; A. V. Shaffer, Alma Record;
W. O. Todd. Lincoln Legal News; C. A.
Patterson, American Press association; H.
H. Fiah. C. E. Sellec. E. W. Judson and
G. E. Worthy, Western Newspaper union i
H. C. Richmond, Fremont Herald; F. A.
Kennedy, Western Laborer: Gray Bemle,
York Republican; E. L. Tiffany, Kennard
Enterprise: W. T. March, Ceresco Courier)
A. L. Blxby, Lincoln Journal; Rose Huds
peth, Stuart Ledger.
Few Odd Honrs.
After yesterdsy's session the editors and
wives were Invited to vlsft the Llnlnger
art gallery. In tha evening the association
member and families were the guest of
The Bee at the Burwood, where the Bur
wood Stock company presented "The Climb
er.", Many of th visitor visited The
Be building during the day.
The association will meet at 9 o'clock thla
Today' program will be:
WEDNESDAY MORNING. 10. ...
Paper, '.'Maddenerlsm Run Mad," Ed A.
Fry. Fry' Wonder Magaxin. Discussion.
Paper, "Proposed Postal Law Changes,"
P. O. Edgecomb, Nebraska Farmer. Dis
cussion. Address, ' "City Dally and Country
Weekly," A. L. Gale, Lincoln Dally Star.
Report of standing committees.
Business session and election of officers.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. 2.
Paper, "Twenty-seven Years in On Of
fice,' A. W. Ladd, Albion New.
Paper, "A Woman Editor's Experience,"
Miss Resa Hudspeth, Stuart Ledger.
Address, "Rullroad Advertising The Rail
road View," A. Darlow, manager advertis
ing department. Union Pacific railway.
Reports of special committees.
Theater Party In Evening;.
The Nebraska Press association was ten
dered a theater party Tuesday evening at
the Burwood as guests of The Omaha Bee.
About 126 of the visiting editor and
writers with their wive and daughter
attended the performance,' seats being re
served for them In the parquet Colonel T.
W. McCullough and William H. Hunter of
The Bee editorial staff' constituted the
special reception committee for the visitor
on behalf of The Be and saw that the
guests were accorded th proper courtesies.
Each guest was presented with a souvenir
program specially designed for the occa
sion. The frontispiece wa a handsome
halftone portrait of the late Edward Rose
water, editor and founder of The Bee 1871
180S. The following page embraced a di
rectory of the editorial, reportorlal, staff
correspondent, counting room force and
mechanical force of The Bee, and of The
Twentieth Century Farmer. Then followed
a list of the official of th Nebraska Press
association. The remainder of the program
embraced the regular program of the even
ing, the production being "The Climber,"
by Clyde Fitch, produced under the direc
tion of David M. Hartford, with cast of
characters, synopsis of the four act of the
play, musical program and the name of
th Woodward Stock company and the
Official force of the Burwood theater and
officers of the Woodward tt Burgess
A OLD GRAY COW CALLED SPECK
Poa Blxby Thn Make HI Triumphs!
Entry Into Omaha.
The editor having decided, by the aid of
certain railroad officials, not to ride on
passes, cams otherwise. Not many walked
and only a few rode horseback, Henry
Richmond, being mounted on a mule. Doc
Blxby of the Lincoln Journal crossed the
city limits Una precisely at daybreak on
an "old gray cow called Speck,'' so the
sentinel report. It waa on of the herd
that roamed the capital meadow back In
th pop day.
'I never thought that In th evening of
life I would have to separate myself from
money or ride a cow, but I intend to make
the most of It Coming up last night from
IJncoln I had CO worth of fun," Colonel
Miss Rosa Hudspeth, publisher of tbe
Stuart Ledger, la In attendance. Sh la tha
young woman who stirred up th bachelor
In the little Holt county town and then
brought a boycott down on her head. But
despite her troubles with th men sh
managed to tuck away two quarter section
of land and 1 "doing nicely, thank you."
Sh said: "When I reached Stuart 1
found that single men wer occupying every
poaltlon of any importance in the town, ao
I just called Teddy over the long distance,
and Teddy told me to sail Into th single'
chap. I sailed In, had a hard fight, and
have held my own thu far."
"What? Disappointed in love? Now run
along and aell your papers I also want
to deny that report that I cam to Omaha
to find a nice young man to help manage
my paper and two quarter sections at
Edgar Howard of th Cblumbu Telegram
la the moat handsome man at th meeting.
Annl Vlo Gat of th Auburn Herald
Is oa of th prominent women In at
tendance. Sh has th distinction of bav
ins written up "tb man fuia." to bar likioa;
and then went and married one of the men
folk not Jona ax. Mra. Oatea write
'Gllmpe of Human Natur."
Mrs. Isabel Riehey, the "poet," I
"talented" woman with th throng. Sh will
deliver the annual poem.
John W. Cotton, managing editor of tha
Alnsworth Star-Journal, reports that last
week two quarter sections of land wer
old four mile from Alnsworth for $40 per
acre. Mr. Cotton worked on th Omaha
Herald under Dr. Miller" regime.
Lee Haney, advertising agent for th
Colorado Midland railway, I calling on th
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none. The Presbyterians here provided for
mis convention on raitn and rental of this
hall before it was known a member would
No church In Omaha can commence to
hold the audience here tonlsht. runnlna
Into thousands. We give you a moat cordial
welcome. This convention is unique. When
have we read In the history of a church
of a convention like this; a body of men
ooming irom an over the country to dls
cuss one thing, the distinct resDonslbilttv
ot the l'reshytorlan men to missions? We
are to rocus the light here, lt Is not fit
for us to fall to recognise the other arreat
work in our church, but we are here for
Inspiration. These men are representative
in many wains of life; we nave men who
have won their spurs on foreign missionary
Aelds. This Is a convention of leaders, the
war council of the church. This convitlon
IB til UUU.
God does not Intend the nation shall
stick within Its own borders. God Is laying
upon us a test tor the American men; a
test that will call for a motive big enough
to compass this great world of ours. Thl
convention has existed many week before
tonight in the minds or worker.
In response to the greeflng, Rev. Ira
Landrith, D. D., said:
In behalf of these men I thank Brother
Jenks for his generous welcome. Omaha
is a wonderful town, and one feels at home
as soon as he lands at the station. While
l thank you cordially,. 1 congratulate you
on being the birthplace of a movement
which will be mighty. You Invited here
representatives from fifteen synods, and
mote are here.
1( have two distinct Impression of the
genesis ana motive or this Initial conven
tion: first, it was needed, and second, thl
Is the time for It. The evangelization of the
worm in this generation Is both the privi
lege and duty of the church. It I a
magnincently masculine enterprise, a tre
mendous task which would be ungallant to
unaertaae Dy leminine proxy. All honor to
the missionary schoolmistresses abroad and
for the women's missionary societies, who
nave talked to us and prayed and prayed
for us; they know the world must become
acquainted with Christ. It is essentially a
In the light of growing convlctkin that
the evangelisation of the world I an early
possibility and therefore our Immediate re
sponsibility, how could thla convention be
verily, this convention must have been of
God's own appointment.
xnr. Tea u. iiuiis sang "Remember Now
Rev. A. W. Halsey, D. D., president of
the Presbyterian Foreign Missionary board.
In speaking on "Foreign Missions: A Great
There are 3.000 Protestant missionaries In
church. Men are beginning to recognise
world thoughts. Foreign rulers are now
flvlng vast sums to your missions In the
orelgn fields. These give us the theme-a
great world force. It Is no mean work
which sends S21.fl00.000 across the water
each year, and this was done last year.
There were 18.000 missionaries and 89,000
helpers engaged In Christian missionary
work. Is it not a world force?
We ask men of wealth In the Presby
terian church to visit mission fields and
see the great good which Is being done.
How can the mayor of San Francisco
stand for the equality of man when he
goes to Washington to keep the Japanese
out of thla country because of their colorf
We are learning through missionaries
what men are. We have never found a
Chinaman or a Bushman who could not
be touched by the gospel. I have seen
the lowest nations of this earth sing and
ray, ana. Know tney can De transformed
v a band of men with the nower of find
In their hearts. .Missionaries' have been
sowing seeds which have been growing
freat fruit among the nations of the world,
n India ten different Christian bodies have
Joined together to form one Presbyterian
Mr. Halsey detailed many of the wonder
ful deeds which were performed by the
missionaries In foreign lands, adding:
We are going to nlant something In
Corea. Japan, China and India which will
grow and be a great blessing to this coun
try In years to come. Japanese evangelist
are living among the head hunters and
spreading the work of God
He tojd of a remarkable experience of a
Japanese, and said: "Think of excluding
such a man from this country and per
mitting the mayor of San Franclsc to
He told of a missionary who baptised
the son of the man who had murdered hla
father and drew lessons from the circum
"Mr. Chairman, Dr. Hunter Corbett 0&
other citizens of thla planet," wa the be
ginning of William Edgar Gell stiffing ad
dress on "Canibals Before and After."
Forty year ago you could buy a fat
Juicy man for fl. Think of It, ladle. You
could roast him or boll him or serve him
In any manner you choose, but today you
cannot buy a little, shrivelled, dried up
man for $1(10.000. How did this come about?
By the spreading of the gospel of the Lord
Jesus Christ amongst these man-eating peo
ple. Home time ago I dined with tho
daughter of the laat king of the Can thai
Islo and asked her If she remembered th
dying words of her old father? She re
plied that he said "Lord Jesus, catoh my
I am not a missionary, but only a lay
man, but I have made It a point to look
Into these things In the foreign lands and
know from my observation. I know that
where cannibals existed the churches are
counted by the hundreds.
A while ago the Scientific American de
voted a page to religious new. Men of
science are beginning to take notice of re
ligion. The thought that th people of dark
skin win not give or their means tor the
education of their children la all a mis
take. In Samoa a school for girls was
built In one year, costing $10,000 with money
raised among the natives I have spent
five years In studying the people of this
planet and have found the people of this
country have the worst complexion and
are proud of It The Chinese .have a color
to be proud or a ricn yellow, we are not
white nor yellow, but simply a pale pink.
Now Is the time to pay and pray and give
your time and talents for foreign missions
for this Is the time of a great awakening
and you will be prnund of any small part
you might have played In bringing about
the evangelization of man.
This resolution wa Introduced by Rv.
G. W. Comer, D. D., of Osceola, Neb., and
passed without debate:
To the President of the United States sen
ate. Washington 1). C. : The Presbyterian
Inter-Synodlcal Forelirn Missionary conven
Omaha, Neb., February 19. 1907. represent
ing fifteen synods, with one hundred elected
delegates from each synod, and one nun-,
dred from the church at larte. unanimously
adopted the following resolution, with th
request that It .he read In the senate of
the United Statea before vote on cas of
Reed Smoot la taken.
Fully understanding the present teaeh
Intrs and practice of the Mormon organ
ization, which in no wise differs from their
past teachinga and practice., we most ear
nestly request the aenate of th United
States to exclude Reed Smoot. sn apostle
of the Mormon organisation, from the sen
ate of the I'nited States We make this
appeal In the Interest of morality, the
American home and American citizenship.
Furthermore, we expect all senator to
stand for a high standard of morals and
against the polygsmlst reirlme of the Mor
mon hierarchy, which Smoot Is In th sen
ate to represent, and to stand for his ex
clusion by their votes when his case Is
OLD LANDMARK HAS PASSED AWAY
Wyasalaar Hoaae of 'Tl Object (
Search by Oa Drlearats.
"Where is the Wyoming house at which
I atopped the last time I was In OmahaT"
This I the question asked by Rev. R.
Arthur of Stockton. Kan., when he ar
rived In Omaha Tuesday to attend the
convention for the men of the Presbyterian
church. Tbe average passerby on th
street could not tell where the Wyoming
house was, for the last Rev. Mr. Arthur
had heard of that pioneer house was In
171, when b passed through Omaha with
Lydla E. Pinkhams
ELLEN M. OLSON
The responsibility for a daughter's
future largely rests with the mother.
The' right Lnfluenc and the infor
mation which is of vital interest to
the daughter imparted at the proper
time has not only saved the life but
Insured the success of many a beau
v tiful flrl.
When a ffirl's thoughts become
sluggish, with headache, dizziness or
a disposition to sleep, pains in back
or lower limbs, eyes dim, desire for
solitude; when ane is a mystery to
herself and friends, her mother
should come to her aid, and remem
ber that Lydla B. Plnkbara'a Vsre
table Compound, made from native
roots and herbs, will at this time
.prepare the system for the coming
change, and start this trying' period
in a young girl's life without pain
or irregularities. It has been thus
depended upon for two generations.
Hundreds of letters from young
tjirls and their mothers, expressing
gratitude for what Lydla E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound has done
for them, are constantly being re
ceived. Mins Ellen M. Olson, of 417 N. East
Bt., Eewanee, 111. writes:
Dear Mrs. Pink ham:
"I have had tha best doctor in our town
for my sickness and they all thought that
an operation waa necessary. I had headache,
No other remedy has such a record of actual cures of female
ills. Thousands of women residing in every part of the United
States bear willing testimony to the wonderful virtue of Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and what it has done for them.
Lydla E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound; a Woman's Remedy for Woman's Ills.
hi wife on hla way to th foreign mls-
alonary field In Slam.
"I remember It waa a frame structure."
aid Rev. Mr. Arthur, ."and for thoe days
It was pretty good, though the prices were
very high. We remained In Omaha only
over night, stopping here merely for the
rest lt gave us. The trip from Chicago to
Omaha on the Rock Island took more than
twenty-four hour In those days."
Rev. Mr. Arthur left for the foreign field
just after hla ordination to the ministry.
The climate did not agree with hla wife's
health and he was compelled to return.
H subsequently spent ten years In the
ministry In Pennsylvania and ha been a
home missionary In Kansas twenty-three
PROGRAM OK THE CONVENTION
All tha Exercise, Their Place and
Hoar with Leaders.
Following la th complete program of th
remainder of th convention:
WEDNESDAY MORNING, 8:46.
Obligation. "Wo ar Hla witnesses of
these thing." Chairman, - Ex-Oovernor
James A. Heaver. Judae ot the suoerlor
court of Pennsylvania, acting president of
in Pennsylvania mat college. (Uovernor
Beaver could not attend.)
8:4b uevollonal. The Bible Basis of For
eign Missions," Rev. Perry V. Jenness,
pastor first Presbyterian church, Klrk
8:80 "Visions of the Forelan Field." Rev.
Hunter Corbett, D. D., China; Rev. 8. A.
Moffett, D. D., Corea; Rev. 8. M. Jordan,
I). D., Persia.
Hymn, "O, Zlon, Haste,"
10:46 "The Distinct Foreign Mission Re
sponsibility of th Presbyterian Church,"
Robert K. Speer, senior secretary f the
Hoard of Foreign Missions, Presbyterian
11 :46 Quartet, "Oo Te Into AH the
11:60 Facing responsibility. In prayer,
'Lord, what wilt thou have me do?"
lj :O0 Benediction, Wev. John H. uoya,
D. D., pastor First Presbyterian church
Evanston. 111., and chairman forelirn mis
sionary committee. Chicago presbytery.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. 1:00.
Motive. "For th dov of ChrUt con-
2:00 Devotional. Rev. U. F. HuDnara. u
D., pastor Andrew's Presbyterian chuch,
Minneapolis, and chairman foreign mis
sionary committee, Minneapolis presbytery.
"Christ's Appeal to Men for tbe World,
Robert E. Speer.
o:0o "The Inspiration of Information,"
T. H. P. Sailer, Ph. D., educational secre
tary, Presbyterian Board ot Foreign Mis
8 : Missionary Conferences
Mission study class. Auditorium. leader.
Prof T. U. P. Sailer. Ph. D.: chairman.
J. Dickey Templeton, Illoomlngton, 111.
Conference with theological students,
Omaha Theological aemlnary. Twenty-second
and Lathrop. Leader, Secretary A. W.
Halsey, D. U. i chairman, rroi. in. t.
Lowrle, D. D., Omaha Theological seminary.
Conference with missionaries:
China, First Presbyterian church. Seven
teenth and Dode; Pastor, Rev. Edwin
Hart Jenks, D. D.i missionaries. Rev.
Hunter Corbett. D. D., Rev. J. Ashley
Fitch; chairman. President D. R. Kerr,
Ph. D., D. D., Westminster college, Ful
Corea, Knox Presbyterian church. Nine
teenth and Ohio; pastor, Rev. M. V. Hlg
hse: missionary. Rev. S. A. Moffett, D. D. ;
chairman. Rev. Carey F. Moore, Fulton,
t.nsn Clifton Hill Presbyterian church.
Grant and Forty-second; pastor. Rev. Rich
ard L. Purdy; missionary, nev. james a.
Ayers; chairman, Rev. J. M. Leonard, Os
India, Westminster Presbyterian church.
Twenty-ninth and Mason; missionary, Hev.
HJ. M. Wherry, D. D. ; subject, "What
Should Immediately Be Done for IndlaT";
chairman, Rev. Oeorg H. Slmonaon.
Slam and Laos, Low Avenue Presbyte
rian church. Low avenue and Lafayette;
For tho Home
AT or Business Circle.
w.im wMOAaLr The Famous Tonic and Cordial Jj
...... a AtaU deaUrt. It i
J vJ . LUYTIE8 BROTHER8,
!'0 " fe k 0ral Aisnta, fjf
CLARA E. DARMSTADT ER
sldeache, and my feet wer so aore I could
hardly stand I took two bottles of I.ydia K,
llnkhamv Vegetable Compound whtNj my
period wer established and now I am
perfectly welL Mama says she wont be
without your medicine In the house. I have
told one girl what Lydia E. l'lnkham
Vegetable Compound hn done for me
and aha is taking lt now."
Miss Clara E. Darmstadter, of 4.1S
Breckenrldge St. liuffalo.N.Y., writes:
ttoar Mrs. Plnkhara :
"For about a year, except during the past
few months, I suffered with severe pains
every month, with backaches and beaJachiw. .
I had tbe bluea so bad that I waa in despair.
It I a pleasure to tell you that Lydia K.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has cured
me. The change in my appearance Is won
derful and I d os Ire that this good may come '
to every sufferer. Any one desiring to know
further details may write to me and I shall
be glad to give thorn."
If you know of any young girl who
Is sick and needs motherly advice,
ask her to address Mrs. Plnkham, at
Lynn, Mass., and tell her every detail
of her symptoms, and to keep nothing
back. She will receive advice abso
lutely free, from a source that has no
rival in the experience of woman's -ills,
and it will, if followed, put her
on the right road to a strong, healthy
and happy womanhood.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound made from native roots .
and herbs cures where others fall.
pastor. Rev. A. 8. C. Clarke, D. D., chair
man, Rev. J. Archie McKco, Detroit, Mich.
Persia, Caatellar Presbyterian' church,
Sixteenth and Caatellar; pastor, 'Rev. Wal
ter K. Reynolds, I). IX; missionary, Hevi
S. M. Jordun. D. D.; chairman. Rev. S. S.
Hllscher. D. D.
Syria, Third Presbyterian church. Twen
tieth and Leavenworth; pastor. Rev. Joseph
B. Cherry, Ph. D.; missionary. Rev. F. H.
Hoskins, D. D. ; chairman. Rev. J. H.
Oausa. D. D., St. I-ouls. Mo.
Africa. Dundee Presbyterian church, Dun
dee; pastor, Hev. Thomas E. Hunter, D. D. ;
missionaries, Rev. W. S. Cunningham, 11. L.
Weber, D. D. ; chairman. Rev. George M.
Colvllle, 'Racine. Wis.
Philippines, Second Presbyterian church.
Twenty-fourth and Isard; pastor, Rev. N.
H. Burdlck; missionary. Dr. J. A. Hall;
chairman, Rev. D. O. Monfort, Pueblo,
South America and Mexico, Benson Pres
byterian church, Benson; pastor. Rev.
Jesse C. Wilson; chairman, Rev. George
Chinese and Japanese In America, church
of the Covenant, Twenty-eighth and PrattJ
pastor, ' Rev. Richard ',T. Bell; chairman.
Rev. J. H. Laughlln. V. D., Oakland, Cal. :
Benediction, Hev. F. W. Lewis, pastor
First Presbyterlsn church, Saginaw, Mich.,
and chairman synodical foreign missionary
These conferences are scattered over the
entire city for th purpose of giving each
section and church the privilege and profit
of some one of them, also for the purpose
or giving the delegate an opportunity to
scatter themselve over the city and mingle
with the churches, selecting such con
ferences as they may desire. Each delegate
should select one. Ample time is given to
get to the several churches, but promptness
should be exercised.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, 7:30.
Might. "All power Is given unto me."
Chairman, J. M. Patterson, St. Louis. Mo.,
secretary Board of Missions, Cumberland
7 : Devotional, "All Power," Rev. Mur
dock McLeod, D. D., pastor Central Pres
byterian church, Des Moines, la., and fur-,
elgn missionary chairman, Des Moines
Anthem, male chorus.
8:00 Address. "What the Men of 'ne
'hurch Are Dolnp." J Campbell White,
'eld secretary of The I'nited Presbyterian
hurch and secretary of the laymen fori
Hymn, "Stand tTp, Stand T'p for Jesus."
8:30 Address, "Men of Might In Mis
sions," Rev. R. F. Coyle. D. D., pastor
Central Presbyterian church, Denver, Colo.,
and ex-moderator of the general assembly.
Hymn, "Onward, Christian Soldier."
Benediction, Rev. J. W. LaiiKhlin, D. D.,
pastor First Presbyterian church, Janes,
vllle. Wis., and synodical chairman foreign
Chicago to New York In IN Honrs.
"The Pennsylvania Special" of the Penn
sylvania Short Line runs from Chicago to
New York (912 miles) in 18 hours. It leaves
Chicago every day at 2:46 p. m., arriving at
New York next morning at 9:45. Returning
lt leaves New York every day at 3:66 p. m.,
arriving at Chicago next morning at 8:06.
Tbe business man's opportunity. Today
In Chicago, tomorrow In New York. Th
next morning back In Chicago.
"The Pennsylvania Special," eighteen
hour train between Chicago and New York.
I equipped with vestlbuled and electric
lighted, library-smoking, dining, sleeping
and compartment-observation cars. Address
W. H. Rowland, T. P. Agt.. U. S. Bank
Bldg., Omaha, Neb.
Iluslne Men Visit Panama.
CINCINNATI, Feb. 1 Members ot th
-n.n.norixal rluhs of ChlcuKo. St. Ixuis and
Ctnclnnate left here on a special train over
the Cincinnati Southern railway route for
Charleston, 8. C, where they will b-jard
th steamer Prtns Joachim for Panama.
Yesterday the steamer' left for New York
with th Boston Commercial club and th
tourists will vlxlt rarloua West Indian
port reaching Colon March 1.
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