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The Omaha Sunday Bee
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THE OMAHA BEE
Best t'hn. West
VOL. XXXVII NO. 22.
OMAIIA, . SUNDAY MOBv
NOVEMBER 17, 1007-SIX SECTJOXS-TIIIRTY-SIX PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
STAR IN FLAG
of . Oklahoma ii Formally
Admitted Into Union.
FUtST DJAtGURAI CEREMONIES
Governor Haskell and Officers Elected
Tew Weeks Ago Installed.
EXECUTIVE EXTREMELY RADICAL
Favors Prison Sentences for Corpora
tion Officials Who Violate Law.
SALOONS CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT
Retirla; Official Take No Part
Bretiit of Personal Difference
Between Governor Haskell
GUTHRIE. Okl. Nov. IS. The admis
sion of Oklahoma to statehood today was
marked by Jubilation throughout the two
territories and by Inauguration exercises,
a parade and barbecue tn this city. Gov
ernor Charles N. Haskell's inaugural ad
dress was extremely radical. He de
nounced "The combinations that have fat
tended by unrestricted robbery of our peo
ple," declared in favor of prison sentences
for offending- corporation officials and an
nounced that the liquor prohibition law
would be rigidly enforced. .The gov
ernor's first act was to order the county
attorney at Bartlesville to take steps to
prevent the Standard OH company from
completing a natural gas pipe line across
the border to Kansas, It being the policy
of Oklahoma to prevent the exportation
of gas. There being a legal question as
to the hour when prohibition took effect,
whether at noon or midnight. Governor
Haskell ordered that saloons be permitted
to remain open until midnight.
The retiring officials of Oklahoma ter
ritory took no part In today's inaugura
tion. Governor Frank Frants was In
vited, but declined, owing to personal dif
ferences with Governor Haskell. The
other retiring officials were not Invited,
because one of them, E. P. McCabe, deputy
territorial auditor, Is a negro, and the nev
administration draws the color linn
President's Proclamation Read.
With Impressive ceremonies befitting thi
birth of the new state of Oklahoma, the
oaths of office were administered to Gov
ernor Charles N. Haskell and other state
officials a few minutes before noon to
day. The executive oath was given by
Senile G. Nthlack, a newspaper man. The
ceremonies took place on the steps of the
Carnegie library, there being no state
Following prayer by a clergyman, the
proclamation of President Roosevelt ' admitting-
Oklahoma and Indian Territory Into
the uulon was read by Charles Fllson,
secretary of Oklahoma tsrrltory. The text
of the order that was telegraphed from
Washington a short time before the Inaugu
ration was brief and closed as follows:
I. Theodore Roosevelt, prestint of the
Vnlted State of America, In accordance
with the enabling act of congress and by
authoilty thereof, announce the result of
the election to be as certified, and do hereby
declare and proclaim that the terms and
conditions prescribed by congress to en
title the state of Oklahoma to admission
into the union on an equal footing with the
original thirteen , states are now accom
plished. A band of Cherokee Indian boys then
played "The Star Spangled Banner."
Governor Haskell TakeeOata.
Governor Haskell walked forward to the
center of the platform where he was met
by Mr. Nlblack and took the formal oath
with uplifted hand. Turning to the crowd
that closed In from every direction. Gover
nor Haskell delivered the Inaugural ad
dress. He said:
"In its course through the day the sun
will have lighted the pathway of a million
and a half people emerging from the dis
order and the discontent of bureaucratlo
government, restricted to the point of help
lessness and neglected to the limit of op
pression, Into a condition of liberty and
Helf-government. We are not assembled
here to worship the public officer who
. ultimately conceded us our rights, par-
... tlcularly when -we reflect that long ago.
from every standpoint of population, wealth
and intelligence this era was entitled to all
the blessing and privileges of statehood
and now to thnnk the public officer in
very gracious terms who have finally
performed a long and unjustly deferred
duty would be In the nature of hugging the
fMt of Idolltary debtor who finally pays
h!s Just indebtedness."
Brspect for Coaatltatlon.
Governor Haskell discussed the relations
Let ween the state and federal governments,
' is with regret thst we notice a dls-
n on the part of some high In au
to look upon the constitution of
C J". ted States Itself as even a little
" tlili' ' u,e(1 when it meets the wish of
y 1 uAecutor and to be construed snd
r4ed when at variance with his will.
Tl.ere Is no more dangerous practice to
t'ie tolerated In any public officer, I care
not whether he bend It for a good purpose
or for a bad purpose, than to aasums the
right to construe the constitution from
time to time to meet his own desires.
Those anxious to central's power tit the
federal government must blush when they
review the conditions under which we have
lived for. years. .. Our freight rates are
double those In (he adjoining states. The
lumber trust, the coal trust and other like
combinations have fattened by unrestricted
robbery of our people. If federal control
I such a good thing tn. a state, why ties
It proven so utterly lnelTecl nt In a terrl-
V Governor Haskell dwelt at length wx.n
"yvat he United the oinreon of the
Intry by the triwts. and then 1Ih'Us1
V .. lliiani-lnl situation, giving:
ini tried ato relief
v wheieevcr jou phase
When you I fie of
l jool.lrg elsewhere you w ill ngree with m
that the quickest road to financbil relief
Is to close the New York Stock exchange
snd frne the currency that it dominate
snd turn It h,ta tl" channels of ewmfiic
"Let the eastcn tanks pay our Okla
homa banks what they owe them unl
should pay In currency on demand and
tan market our products new ready fo
ir buvr sr4 vasl.y increase our c.vi
Pulr Treatment r Kallroatls.
Governor Haskill promlaeu lair tresl
nirnt of the railroads. "Rut," he alder"
'I hoi the rallronds will ussumc that nt!'.
CiSl conduct in Oklahoma ut I'ko unto t
'urt of equity." where Justice 1 t.j u
' eted out to H u,w' ,:',,t '"' railror.d
Vpectltg Justice In t'.iut eourt of r iiul'
l.'iould tntcr that court with their oai
fcabda clean, und to make the ;i ciejo J
) (Cuniimied or. teCind r.Uif )
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
'day November IT, 1007.
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Forecast till 7 p. m. Sunday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair Sunday; alowly rising temperature.
for Nebraska Fair Sunday.
tor Iowa Fair Sunday; slowly rising
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
President Roosevelt sign the proclama
tion that admits Oklahoma as a new
state. Governor Haskell and other state
officer take the oaths of office at Guth
rie. I, Pag 1
An Italian financier recommends the
holding of a gold conference by the finan
cial institutions of the world to change
the existing methods of handling the
meta, X, Page
Pat Crowe wn wanted in Chicago, fol
lowing a murder of a policeman. He gave
himself up and declared he knew nothing
of the crime. X. Pag 1
Louisville street railway 1 able to give
Increased service on the second day of
the strike. t, Pag 1
A student at Cedar Falls was electro
cuted while In a bathtub. X. Par 1
Congressman W. P. Hepburn, in an In
terview at Clarlnda, la., says he will op
pose stock gambling and the excessive is
sue of stocks by corporations in congress
and that he will favor a reasonable plan
for a deep waterway. X, Page 1
Receivers were appointed for six banks
and trust companies In New York that
suspended during the recent financial
flurry. x, Pag 1
Entire venire called In the Caleb Powers
case has been challenged by the defense as
partial. x, Par 1
Army and navy officers make report
showing they have been studying methods
In order to maintain the Integrity of the
food supply. x. Pa- 1
Stamford, Conn., banker celebrating his
silver anniversary, danoes the highland
fling for the assemblage. X, Pag 1
Corea Is much quieter now that the
Japanese have begun to make their influ
ence felt, though disturbances exist In
some quarters. x, Pag- 1
The Canadian postmaster general la on
a trip to Japan seeking to secure a new
understanding between the two countries
on the Immigration question. X, Pag 1
The Boyd county land case have re
solved themselves Into a question of the
value that settlers must psy the stale for
the land. j. Par 3
Little girl and driver are latest victims
of trains and street cars, whose casualty
list has become epidemic. X, Pag 4
Of thirty-two cities reportlnr bank
clearings, Omaha Is the only one to make
an Increase in the last week. X, Pag 1
Chief of Police Donahue, in his Investi
gation of stores subject to closing law,
finds few drug stores without eating ad
juncts, x, Par a
County Commissioner Solomon rerjorts
I T " 0J PJ Hour
ty 8 a. m.
i a. m.
7 a. m.
ft a. m.
9 a. m.
10 a. m.
11 a. m.
O 1 p. m.
pf 2 P. m.
s"-rt 3 p. m.
pjKHa 4 p. ra.
6 p. m.
k 6 p. m.
VL. v 7 p. m.
that feeding prisoners in Jackson county.
........... -'" proaucing
states of the west durlnr the late flurry
X. Pag 1
Comparisons of market report show
that while Wall street stocks have shrunk
enormously In value durlnr the year,
products of western farms hav Increased
and the farmer are the consequent galn
" X. Pag 1
kXAXi ZBTATB AMD BCrXDIBO.
Local supply of brick Is running short,
but the dema ndls not very great at pres
ent and builders do not look for serious
shortage. XX. Pag 6
Money brokers report large amounts be
Ing put Into local real estate mortgages.
One loan of 160,000 is-placed at Vj pur
cent. H, rags a
In the Magazine Section of this number
will b found a short biography of Wil
liam Alstadt, known to fame as "Little
Bismarck;" Soma Account of Handling
Million at the New York Subtreasury;
How a Cow, a Hen and a Woman Defy a
Wise Guy; Note of Opera In Europe;
Modern Gam of Foot Ball From Specta
tor' Viewpoint; Another Gusher for
Omaha; Gossip of Plays and Players;
Musical Note and Comment; Opening of
the Metropolitan Opera Reason
Tales of Noted People. Sis Fag
In the Home Section of this number
will be found Buster Brown; The Busy
Bees' Own Page; New York's 125,000.000 !
ru.n, pr.soners in jacKson county, b, fury,.r legislation regulating and con
Missouri, costs one-third what it doe. in troll)n tne amount of stocks and bond.
Douglas county. Nebraska. X, Pag 8 ; whlch the roads may Issue, and of course.
Driveway; In the Capital of the Mahdi; ! ,,,I,b,irn' of your at,,t;,Je Pn river i"i
Som Costly Coats; What Women Are D i Prvment."
Ing; Women Who Raise Thoroughbred; ' Illver Imnroveuient.
In the Field of Electricity; Fluffy RutUus. I "There has bun considerable mlsundiv-
Bim Pag standing as to my position," replied Colonel
UOVEMIBTt OP OCEAZT STSAKSKIPS
Hi II' U Ml SB
Enp. ot Inland.
K A. Victoria,
1 r. inland,
lit tKSS IOVi N.. LHiil ....
PLVJut'lH HWiH'tier ...
lAMHirtd Ulf Wslderaw..
litri-J l'r4. dr ur.u
SEAT FOR EACH PASSENGER
Ca.nutun Carrier that Do Not Fsralak
Than Are t.ullty of
ATLANTA, lis. Nov. 10 "A common
rwriler s nut fulfill Its lejral duty until
t provides a seat for, rath passenger." is
h tieolsion rcudiftd today bv the Geurglu
-ourt ef apja!s. The .Wlslen ren
dered in suit for I'sniajes lirun-l.t
ra'.rst the O.-ois-lit lCle-ttic ai.d. Railway
uiupany i f AUi.i.t.i iy Hr. Asrar Linden,
aim, it Is alleged, wa Injured by th.;
vlJvn slarttrijt of a ar In which he wss
Iowa Congit ' a. GiTei Viewi of
Work 01 National Body.
SHOULD CONTROL STOCK GAMBLING
Government May Ue Taxing Power
to This Useful End.
TOO MUCH PAPEE BY COMPANIES
Corporations of Country Generally
FOB WATERWAYS IMPROVEMENT
i Attitude In Opposing Illver and
Harbor Appropriations In Pnst
Explained by loirs
CLARINDA, la.. Nov. lft (Special.)
Congressman W. P. Hepburn of Iowa Is
in favor of regulating Issues of stocks snd
bonds of corporations doing an Interstate
business. He also favors the prevention of
gambling in railroad stocks by taxing all
sale where delivery Is not made within
a reasonable time.
The congressman's views were made
public here today In an Interview In which
he spoke of the winter's work ahead of
congress. Colonel Hepburn's position as
chairman of the committee on interstate
and foreign commerce make his utterances
of wide Interest at this time.
"I regard It ss extremely probable," said
Colonel Hepburn, "that there will be en
acted -this winter legislation to secure the
regulation of the issues of stock and
bonds of corporations doing Interstate bus!
ness. Certainly there ought to be such
regulation and control. The president and
attorney general are satisfied that congress
has th necessary power and we 'certainly
know that the question of power cannot be
decided until the legislation has been had
"I also regard It as most des'rable that
the taxing power of the government should
be used to prevent gambling in railroad
stocks by taxing all sales where delivery
Is not made within such reasonable time
as to Indicate that the transaction was
bona fide and not tor speculation. So long
as there Is buying and selling on margins
and without the intention of actual dellv-
ery of the stock speculation will absorb
the resources of the banks and take money
from legitimate enterprises which need it.
Stock Speculators pay high rates for money
and their, offers are so attractive to the
city banks that the latter are Induced to
make loans outside the channels of leg!
tlmate business. This not only tends to
i Involve the banks in speculation, but it
withdraws the money from legitimate busi
ness enterprises. .
Railroad Overcapitalised. I
"Bo far as the general public Is con
cerned I regard the legislation alluded to
above a th most Important new buslnes
that will come up' before the next session.
The power of the government to regulate
interstate commerce and to reduce rates
that are complained of having been estab
lished and the Interstate Commerce com
mission having been clothed with authority
to review and change the rates established
by the railroad It Is evident that the com
mission, in brder to act Intelligently, must
know what a Just and reasonable rate Is
and that the valuation of the roads is one
of the elements entering into the question.
That the .railroads of the United States
are over-capltallxed seems to be generally
conceded end preliminary to the enact
ment of legislation regulating and controll
ing their stock and bond Issttes there should
be Investigation In this direction.
"To supplement the law enacted at the
last sesnion of congress with respect to th
regulation of railroad rates there should
tM, -.nnot be Intelligently and effective!
done until the real value of the roads has
been ascertained, at least approximately.
Till 1 a matter of great and far-reaching
Importance to the people of the country
and I am sure congress will give It careful
peculation Has Gone Toe Far.
"I am firmly convinced also that thers
should be legislation that will take the
railroads out of the hands of the speculat
ors end make Investments in ra 1 oal st c is
1 and bond, as safe as Investments In other
i classes of securities. It Is nothing short
I f marvelous that there should be In-
vestments In railroad stock, at all under
present conditions and this situation should
be remedied not only because It Js desir
able that the railroads should be a safe
Investment for the funds of the people, but
also because the whole country suffor
when the railroads are subject to the
manipulation of stock gamblers.
"Another matter of importance that will
bo taken up, In my opinion, thl. winter, Is
that of equalizing the pension, granted
under the age pension act. I'nder thl.
act the pensioner gets 112 a month at the
age of 65, $15 per month at the aire of T0
"n1 P" month at the age of 75. In my
juugiiiriii uir. mm iniill I wJ IIIRII HHQ
veterans should receive J'JO a month at the
age of 68 or "0, or whenever lncnt aeltntod,
in the latter cae regardless of age."
"There ha. been some discussion. Coloml
i Hepburn. "I have never been opposed to
proper and reusonuble &i(iroirtuUoiis to
secure the Improvement of rivers and har
bors. I have opposed a number of river
and harbor bills because they Included un
necessary or in: possible schemes of Im
provement. Twenty-seven years ao there
was a scheme for the improvement of the
Mississippi river which was sanctioned by
"It was abandoned after KW.orO.OCx) bad
been appropriated and expended and thla
enormous sum wa. practically a total loss.
An engineer who would propose the scheme
now would be laughed to scorn and yet It
received the favorable attention of 'con
gress and huge appropriations and those
who opposed It were severely criticised. It
Involved the building of levees In the lower
Mississippi and was found to be impracti
cable, liven if It had been practicable,
however. It would hae added nothing to
navigation, but would have merely pro
tected the overflowed lands along tlm
river, a desirable aim, but, one that should
HtunJ on its onu merits and not on the
falfcu iluiiu cf Improveinunt for the i.ur
poaes of navift.'ii.itm.
Favors Any Itraaonablo I'la.:,
"The .ilea of the south la to Improve the
(Continue,! on nuc-ui Pa-e )
NEW UNDERSTANDING SOUGHT
Canadian Official Does .ot Hope for
rhanae In Treaty with
TOKIO." Nov. 16. Hodolphe Lrmieux.
Canadian postmaster general'and minister
of labor. wh6 Is here t, consult with the
Japanese authorttirs regarding cminratlon
from this country, hns established an office
at tho British embassy and Is In frequent
conference with offlclaln of the Foreign
office. He expects a favorable outcome
of his mission. To a reprcsontatlve of the
Associated Tress he said:
"I nm not proposing, any change In the
existing treaty, but d'oslre ,to- reach an
nereoment with a friendly nation looking
to the adoption of a program for the fu
ture which will bo beneficial to both coun
Minister Lemlcux will be entertained by
tho municipality of Toklo on next Tuesday
and the government Is preparing an elabo
rate program for his entertainment during
his stay In Japan.
The Foreign office hns notified the eml na
tion companies that M Japanese will b?
allowed to enter Hawaii during this month
and December. It Is understood that the
government Intends' to exercise a closer
supervision over thon going as students
to Fan Francisco. There Is reason to be
lieve thnt considerable fuud hnd been
practiced by registering laborers us stu
dents, nnd liat this has escnped the
scrutiny of the immigration Inspectors.
American Ambassador O'Hrien has1 been In
active conference on this mihject with
Minister of Foreign Affairs Hayashl, who
has Issued more ptrlnRent instructions to
the Inspectors, and it Is understood that
further restrictions are under ndvlsetnent.
The Japanese povernment is said to bo
considering tho advisability of Eliulting off
all emigration to tho United Ptates and
Canada for the present on the ground
that economic conditions render It Inad
visable for citizens of Japan to visit for
eign countries unless they ar able to show
that they are amply .elf-support lng.
Among the leading statesmen, politicians
and business men the Importance of the
near approach of the American congress
and the possibility of the Introduction of
special measures to restrict Immigration
Is fully realized. The opinion here is that
such legislation Is not likely to be enacted,
but the fact of Its Introduction and the
Inevitable debates on the subject. It is
thought, Is liable to Increase the difficulties
of tho government In adjusting the situa
tion by arousing the Chauvinists on ac
count of discrimination against Japan, and
affording ammunition for the opposition,
Which Is Increasingly active. In view of the
general election In 1908.
As an instance of the methods employed t
to raise the Issue in behalf of the opposi
tion, the Hochl, the organ of that party,
and supposed to represent the view, of
Count Okuma, will on Sunday contain an
editorial entitled, "The Deception Prac
ticed by Diplomat.," In which it give a.
an example the speech of Secretary Taft
at the recent municipal dinner In Tokio.
The paper say. that thl. address was noth-
ing but a piece of deception, by which the
secretary sought to place himself in tho
most favorable light. Th Hu.li appr-M
to the Japanese governmen
tent to d (al frsnkly
with the people. - It insist that the ad
ministration Is tamely yielding to foreign
powers, while at the same time cleverly
hiding the facts from the puhllc of Japan.
Th editorial concludes by saying that the
visit of Minister Lemleux affords the best
opportunity of solving the Immigration
question, once for all. It it is frankly
MAURETANIA'S TURN NEXT
Sister Ship to Losltanla Will
on It Maiden Voyage
NEW YORK, Nov. 16.-Advlce from Eng
land as to the departure of the huge new
Cunard steamer Mauretanla from Liver
pool thla evening on Us maiden trans
Atlantic passage, say that the event will
be attended with an Interest fully as keen
as that which marked the Lusltanla's first
departure for America. The Mauretanla'.
recent trials establish the conviction that i
will surpass the Lusltanla's achieve
menta, notwithstanding the official an
nouncement that It will not be pushed.
Tho rival shipbuilding Interest on the
Tyno and on the Clyde are Intensely In
terested on this point of speed, for the
English builders hope to see the product
of the Scotch yard, outpaced by a Tyne-
Tho Mauretanla will carry, about 2,000
passengers a record number for a west
ward passage In mid-November but even
then all Its berths will not be filled.
Tho amount of gold it will bring here
adds yet more Interest to the voyage. The
amount I. yet uncertain, but It will prob
ably be about tl3.000.0u0, nalnly in gold
Th Cunard company has Insured the
Mauretanla for nearly $5,000,000.
STRING TO ORDER OF COURT
Georrre W. F.srnn Will Practice
South Dakota If Not
riEnnE, P. D., Nov. 111. (Special Tele
gram.) The supreme, court. In its order ad
mitting CJt-orge W. Kgali to practice In thu
courts of the state, leaves tho way open
for future disbarment proceedings under
Ti n order i: "It Is ordered tliaf Geoigi;
W. Hp in, upon his taking and filing the
required oath, be admitted and licensed to
practice as an attorney and counsellor at
law in all tho courts of this state, pro
vided, however, that this order shall not
prevent dUplao nient proceedings, based
upon mo coiiaucr. oi saiu i.eorge . t,gan government ownership of railways and
concerning the transfer of certain prop- I mines. The question came up on a reso
ertv to him by one Julia Ann OGrady, lution to include railroads und mine, in
mentioned In the objection, to his ndmls- the action taken at Minneauolis last vear
sion if it shall be hereafter finally deter
nlr.ed by a court of couifetent Jurisdic
tion that such transfers should b can
celled on the ground of fraudulent pro
Ion; Term for Itnhlifri,
SIOUX FALLS. S. D Nov. H-iSpeclal.)
James Hanson, a transient In the coun
try, has been lodged In tl e Sioux Falls peni
tentiary to serve a
term of six years for
ents. Hanson entered j
stealing twenty-six ce
the Lome of Jacob Rurmsn, a farmer liv
ing in Moody county and, at the point of
a gun, compelled the fanner to disgorge
all the inonry be liud. Bornion chanced to I
have only the twenty-six cents," and this
turned over to the robber. As soon as
Hanson left the houst the farmer notified I
t.e a jthoi.ties and within a short time I
anon had been placed under arrest. Thi
"rat Jury summoned to try the case could
not agree upon a verdict and was dla
iiarged. At a recent term of court the
am was again tried and the Jury returned
verdict, finding BanBon guilty of rob
. r in the seeuud degraa.
OMAllA (MY GAIKtk
Thirty-Three Cities . it Alono
Increases Bank Clearings.
SIMPLY KEPT ON DOING BUSINESS
Shows Money Flurry Has Had No
Effect in Nebraska.
OVEB TEN MILLION GAIN IN WEEK'
Other Cities East and West Unable to
Keep Up Eecords.
ALL TRADE CONTINUES HEAVY
Beside Leading- All Otnvr In Bank
Clearing; Omaha's Money Market
11a 1 Uderaone 7io Change
of Any Account.
Of the thiry-three leading cities of the
I'nlted States which report weekly the
bar.k clesrlngs, Omaha Is the only one to
show an increase in clearings for the week
ending Saturday, November IS.
President Tate of the. Omaha Clearing
House association said,, when he read the
"I account for the Increase In Omaha
simply on the fact that we are going on
with' business here In the usual way and
most business men are unconscious of the
fact that money Is scarce or that there
has been a financial flurry to disturb the
f.nanclal centers of the east. The sound
business methods of Omaha business men
and bankers have enabled Omaha to keep
In the lead while other cities that have
regarded the flurry too seriously have been
showing a decrease from week to week.
I believe Omaha has no particular line
which would swell bank clearings, such ss
a big live stock and grain ma.ket. The
clearing, are shown from day to day with
the ordinary legitimate trade and the situa
tion simply shows the strength of Omaha
as a market, which It 1. bound to be, even
If money I. tight In the east."
Increase Every Week.
For four weeks, since the clearing house
rule went Into effect, holding back money
and extending the check system, the
Omaha clearing house ha. reported an In
crease, while one by one the cities of tho
country have dropped from their high
place, and reported decrease.. Thl. week
all Missouri river market, except Omaha
reported decreases. Kansas City' clear
ing decreased 1 per cent; St. Joseph,
28.7 per cent; Sioux City, 15.S per cent.
When the clearing house reported last
week the following cltle reported small
I Increase.: St. Loul., Pittsburg. Kansas
i cny- Detroit. Milwaukee and Buffalo. Thl.
I week Omaha 1. the only city to show an
I Increase, the clearings being $10,8M.OOO, an
I Increase of S.S per cent The clearing, for
1 h week ending October 26 wer 112,880,000.
! or 25' per cent Increase, and the first week
the clearing house rule wa In effect the
clearing were $13,725,000, an increase of
25.5 per cent.
Beside, maintaining Its place ahead of
other cltle. for business, the money market
In Omaha ha not changed and loan are
said to be as eaBy as at the same time last
year. While Interest rates have advanced
to as high as 9V4 to 10 per cent In eastern
cities, call loans are quoted at t to H in
Omaha and collateral time loan, at to
8 per cent. New York exchange 1 worth
TRAIN THIRTEEN IS WRECKED
Bight Persona Are Injured In Wabash
Smashup at Pine, In
Idana. ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16. Wabash express
train No. 13, bound from Detroit to Chi
cago, wa. derailed near Pine, Ind.. last
A SDeclal to the Pnst-Dlanateb frnm
perUji in(j,( ay3:
Wabash express train No. 13 wa. ditched
last night at Pine, north of here and nine
passenger, were Injured. The engine and
baggage-combination and smoking car
turned completely over and were badly
wrecked. Three other, car. were derailed.
Charles Coomb.. North Liberty, Ind.,
head crushed, critical.
Howard Marsh, Montreal, Canada, scalp
and body Injured.
Engineer John Levering, Montpelleri O.,
Edward McGinnls, Martinsville, Ind.,
John Brannon, Montpeller, O., head and
Benjamin Nelson, North Liberty, Ind.,
Ivan Rotlnskl, Russian Jew, cut and
Two others bruised, names not learned.
Coombs, Marsh. McGinnls, Brannon and
Rotlnskl were placed on a special train
and hurried to the hospital here.
The accident occurred on a straight track
while the train wa. running at a high rate
of speed. The torn up track Indicate that
something dropped from the engine, caus
OPPOSE FEDERAL CONTROL
American Federation of Labor l)e
rllura to Take Move that
Will lulure Men.
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. lii. The American
Federation of Labor, by a vote of 161 to 60,
I today refused to record Itself as favoring
favoring "nationalization" of telegraph and
' The opponents took the grounds that
government ownership of mines and rail
ways would prevent all strikes, no matter
how reaccably they might be conducted,
and that with' a federal government op
posed to labor It might prove a death
CTIinFMT C IT I rPTDnOI ITm
uUfcN tLLU I nUUU I tU
E. II. Smith, at) Iowa State Normal
Sehool, Mreli Death la Pe
CEDAR FAI4-S, la., Nov. l.-(Speoial
Telegram. )E. ,1'erbeit g.nlth of Tripoli, a
student In the, stata normal, slipped In a
' hath tub laati evenina' with un lsrt wit
bulb In his hand and his fast In the water,
completing a, Circuit that caused Instan
taneous death. When found he stood lean-
Ing against a v1ndow. The death occurred j tacked the government of flo
at th home of prof. G. B. Dick, where killed ten persons. Th leb
RECEIVERS FOR SIX BANKS
Application Made on Ueaalf of At
torney General Jackson of
KINGSTON, N. Y.. Nov. lfi.-Toinpoi ar
receivers wire appointed today for six
New York City banks and trust com
i bands' are'ZmlTo, H-n
dred and Twenty-fifth street. New York,
the Brooklyn bank, and the Borough bank
of Brooklyn, and the trust companies, tu,
Wllllnmshunr -and Jenkins ' of Brooklyn,
and the International of New York. Ap
William r. Mackey lor Attorney rWral
Jackson. Orders to show cause why jer
manent receiver should not be appointed
were granted and were made rcturnahk
at Albany November 0.
NEW YORK. Nov. 11 Attorney General
Jackson stated thla afternoon that. In his
opinion, evidence of both criminal and
civil liability has been unearthed In the In
vestigation of the Borough Bank of Brook
lyn and the Jenkins Trust company of
Brooklyn, and that In the Borough Bank of
Brooklyn there has ben found evidence
of III' gal overloans, overdrafts, forged
paper and other criminal transaction, all
of which will he presented to tho grand
Jury. In the Jenkins Trust company, the
attorney general says, there ha. been
found evidence of Illegal overloans. It Is
claimed by tli trustees, the attorney gen
eral adds, that they knew nothing about
these Illegal loan, made to tho president
of the company.
The attorney general's announcement
contains th statement that the Investlga
tlon thus far has been confined to the
Borough Bank of Brooklyn and the Jen
kins Trust company.
POLICE AFTER PAT CROWE
Cbleaan Officer Found Murdered and
Suspects Are Brian; Detained
CHICAGO, Nov. Ii rollceman Robert J.
Mackeneny war found shot to death esrly
today at Sixty-third street and Went worth
avenue, only half a block from the Engle
wond police headquarters. His revolver
was In hi. hip pocket, and apparently he
had not been given a chance to defend
himself. A man who wns seen running
away Just after the shots were heard is
believed to be the murderer.
Th police are searching Freeman Canifi
who In 1SS6 was arrested by Mackaneny,
after he had robbed a house and killed
a man named Alexander Bucher. Canlff
was sentenced to twenty year.' Imprtson-
I rnent, and he then threatened revenge on
tne policeman. He was released last
, "Prlnr. Pat Crowe, who was Involved In
i the Cudahy kidnaping case In Omaha, and
Is known to the police all over the United
States. Is also being sought, while there
Is no indication that he I In any way In
volved In the murder, he I. known to be
In the city, and the police de.lr to que
Pat Crowe, later surrendered himself. He
denied all knowledge of the murder, and
told where he had been at the time. Offi
cer were sent to substantiate hi alibi.
The police think he will not be Identified
with the crime.
BANKER DANCES THE FLING
Clad la Plaids Ex-ew Yorker Ob.
erre Silver Wedding In
STAMFORD. Conn.. Nov. 18. J. Ken
nedy Tod, retired New York banker, cele
brated hi silver anniversary last ntsht
at his country .eat, Inne. Arden, at Sound
Beach, In trtily original fashion. Instead
of entertaining member, of th "400' he had
hi guest forty-two member, of the
Sound Beach fire department and other
residents of the village.
A bouquet of American Beauty roses
waa presented to me nosi ana hostess by
Nelson Palmer, the chief of the fir
brigade. During the evening Mr. Tod, ar
rayed In a kilt and plaid, danced the high
At the end of hi dance he presented to
his wife a collarette of diamond and a
diamond necklace valued at $15,000. . The
sum of JIS.OOO wa spent In celebrating the
anniversary. Each of Mr. Tod servants
on the estate received a substantial gift
In money. To the fire brigade he gave a
magnificent oil painting of a fir In London
and he provided each of the member,
with a new dree, uniform.
COMPANY SECURES MORE MEN
Louisville Strret Hallway Is Ablo
to Give Increased Service
LOUISVILLE. II.. Nov. 18 The Louis
ville Railway company was able thl. morn
ing to give an Increased service on all Its
lines despite the assertion of the men who
truck ye.terday, that they bad won over
a large number of the strike-breaker.. One
hundred and twenty-five additional strike
breakers arrived today.
Many Bulldlnars Destroyed.
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss., Nov. 16 Fir?
which started early this morning was swept
by a high gulf wind through the town,
destroying everything In It path and caus
ing damage of about $200,000. St. Joseph',
convent, one of the most famous Institu
tion, of Its kind In this section of the
south, was totally destroed. also the
Catholic church and parsonage. Other
bul'dleg destrojed were th Olsane tlv a er.
Hotel Clifton, Cumberland Telephone build
ing and the Butler building.
Many Animal llurued.
HAST ST. LOUId, 111.. Nov. Hi.-Fiie de
stroyed Turner Bros, baru at the National
Slock yards thl. morning, spread to two
residences, which were partially burned
destroyed the untraal pens and burned to
death 130 mules and twenty-four head of
horses, and the flames licked up four cars
of feed before being extinguished. The
total loss Is estimated at fclS.oou. The cause
of the fire hss not len determined.
Dr. M. D. Conwny.
PARIS. Nov. 16 Dr. Mmcjre D. Conway
the distinguished American author, died
suddenly here lust night. His body, -i
accordance with tho request of his relalive"
In America, will be cremated Monday, Dr.
Conway had come here several weeks at"
,ftPr , v)8t t0 Andrf w r.rne(fi(, , g.
' land and Intended to .all soon for the
j United Slates. Ha had been sick for ttv-
ersl days, physicians attributing Ids nines'
j rinclpally to his advanced age. He was
fouml dead in led last night and the caus-
is pronounced ss Internal hemorrhage, the
cause of which has not been established.
Hrbrl Attack la Formosa.
TOKIO. Nov. 1L A dtspaten from 'i'ain
boku. Island of Forum, rays that a band
of outlaws belonging to the Alyou tribe t-
:er thera am'
Urla ware dis
persed Willi considerable loss of llf..
.Vfcb'l b ALL hlGUT
Shrinkage in VfOuei in
TARMERS BETTER OF! THAN EVER
S:lls for Moro Than Last
FINE STOCK HOLDS UP WELL
Recent Sales Prove tho Farmsr
ENTIRE WEST FEELS THE UPLIFT
While Mall Utreet fttiicL Arc Tomb
Una; Farmer nnd Mock Halacra .
Are (Jetting; Higher Prices
That real and genuine prosperity abldee
In the w-est Is best shown by tho com
parison of values In the stock market of
Wall street, with prices In the gTain mar
kets of the west. Nearly all raUioad, In
dustrial and mining stocks listed on the
New Tork exchange have declined 50 per
cent In value since January 1. Ono year
ago United States Steel common wss soil
ing nt 4", todsy It Is quoted at 23. At that
time Pt. Paul railroad stock wss worth
1K3, or clghty-fciir points above par;' It 1
now finding a slow sale st 9'. Missouri
Pacific has dropped from !4 to 54, and
Union Tactile common from 1S4 to 10T. Tnl
lasl named stock touched par last week.
Reading railroad stork hns dropped from
146 to 77. New York Central from 138 to 91,
Pennsylvania Railroad from 139 to 108.
American Sn-.eultlntr and Refining stock,
supposed to be one of the best buy la
the market one year ago, has dropped
from 1W to M.
In the Corn Relt.
Over against this record of los and
disaster Is the bright contrast in the price
for all kinds of agricultural product. The
farmer of tiie corn belt and of the cotton
fields In the south hold the prosperity of
the country In their hands. They are sup
plying the wheat, corn, oats, cotton and
live stock that 1. turning the tide of gold
from European, money center, to thl
country. For an avrrage crop of grain our
farmer, are receiving from 10 to 20 per
cent - more than average prices.
One year ago cash wheat In Chicago wa
quoted at 75 cents, cash com at 43 cents.
and oat. at 33 cent.. Today, after th
slump In prices, caused by the flurry In
Wall street, cash wheat In Chicago I. worth
96 cent., or 20 cents per bushel more than
last year, when our prosperity wa at high
tide. Cash corn In Chicago I today worth
55 cent per bushel and oat are quoted at
46 cent. Corn, wheat and oat are worth
more on the farm today than In Chicago
one year ago. Grain I worth almost a
much a before the panic In Wall street.
When the price of grain dropped from It
high point three week ago, the farmer
of Nebraska and other western state quit
selling. They didn't neod the money, and
tbey knew th price would come back.
Pnro Bred Live Stock.
Another Indication of the prosperity of
western farmer, la found in the price
now being paid for all kind of pure bred
live stock. Public sales of horse, cattl
and hog. have been a geod or better than
last year. George Brlggs & Son, of Clay
Center, Neb., held a public sale of pur
bred Duroc-Jersey hogs on November 8.
A yearling sow sold for $500 and a 6-month'
old ' pig brought 8406. Twenty-nine head
brought $1,587.50, or an average of $158.30
each. The Flynn Farm company, of Do
Moines, la., held a public .ale of Short
horn cattle on November 7, and realized
$13,400 on forty-seven head, an average of
$5,10 each. On November 8 N. A. Llnd. of
Rolfe, la., sold flfty-.ix head of Shorthorn
cattle at public auction for $13,950, an aver
age of $284.06. The buyer at these sale
were farmer from Iowa, Illinois, Ne
braska, Missouri, Mlnnessota and Michigan,
Kansas and Missouri farmer, hav been
liberal buyer of pure bred stock at rev
cent publlo sale. i
William Wlngat of Trenton,' Mo., paid
$4,260 for a Poland-China hog to head hi
herd, and about the same tlms T. M.
Chamber of Oswego, Kan., attended a
public sale of Poland-China hogs at the
Goodrich stock farm. LOldon. Mo., and paid
$o,12S for one hog, the record price of that
breed. On June 19. 1906, Howell Roe of
Pilger. Neb., paid .$5,500 for Choice Good,
a noted Shorthorn bull. At the recent
American Royal Live 8tock show In Kan
sas City, a buil calf, aired by Choice
Goods, won the championship. It I. re
ported that Mr. Reel ha .lnce refused
110,000 for his calf.
Western Farmer Hav Money.
These fancy prices for Individual animal
are exceptional, hut hundreds of public
sale have been held In the west sine
the panic began and In nearly every In
stance good prices have prevailed.
That western farmer hav confidence In
their own resources Is Indicated by the ad
vertising columns of leading farm paper.
One such publication has already claimed
date for 2titl public aaira of live stock',
moat of them to be held within the next
ninety days. This does not seem to spell
panic or hard times among the farmer
of the west.
GMOE1L GIVES LIE TO DOPE
Cornell la Defeated In nnlte of All
Adverae t Ircumatanre.
GRINNELL. la., Nov. H. -(Special Tele-
pram.) In spite of the eliscouraBing con
dition of the Orlnnell team todsy, Cornell
was beaten at Mount Vernon by a score
of 10 to . Cornell I said to have the
strongest team In It. history und Grlnnell'.
eleven wss apparently In the poorest con
dition ever to win. Cornell has never de
feated Grlnnell In foot ball, but even the
most enthusiastic supporters of the scarlet
and black were prepared this time to ac
cept defeat. With Bleamlster out of ths
game because he ha. played Cornell four
years; Marshall, the kicker, at home with
o dislocated shoulder; Turner and Zleler
unable to get into the game because of in
juries, and Campbell Just Into his suit for
tho first time since the struggle with Ames.
Grlnnell has good reason for rejoicing over
this unexpected victory.
y;ashb.gton unable to scoue
Missouri I alter!!? Wins mm Ksay
letor, ruins I j liT Points.
COLUMBIA, Mo.. Nov. R Missouri uiii
veially defeated Washington university of
Ht. Ixm -.. i.7 to ti, in the foot UUI gunu
iere lodcy. Wunhit'titon university played
weak game, and Mifcainirl. although plav
r.g several substitutes, reM-utedly krok
tbiourh Washington' uVfeiiae.
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