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The Omaha Daily Bee
OMAHA, FRIDAY MOHXiXG, JUNE 2o, 1908 TEX PAGES.
VOL. XXXVII I-XO. f.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
NO POMP, NO EULOGY
Extreme Simplicity to Mark Funeral
of Ex-President Cleveland.
SERVICES AT ETVE P. M. TODAY
Troops Will Guard Line of '
HONORARY PALLBEARER Oil
Paul Morton and Mayor McClt
Are Amon Active Pallbearers.- ,.
SERVICES WILL BE BRIE
Innr tlersjrmen Will Read ITfulir
terlan Borlnl Service from
tha nook of Common
i'l.iiciton. N. J-,
June 25. The fun ral of
will be marked by x
Altliough twl.-e ee tcit
t ii rr.e snip l tiy
president' of tl.e I'nlted Slates no pomp or
splendor wl'l lave a 1 l'e in me cere
i.i.miea. There will be no 1 ar.ds to play
i.omn.ul l rte n the way to the oil
irn et n . cmcUry; no military escort; no
. uh.Ry b.. the officiating clergymen. Ttf
l.a:f n I e of th. rjughfare wh ch the cortege
w 11 piss f:ciu Wesilund. the Cleveland
home on Hayard Imiih to the cemetery, will
ij po'.ic.d ly mounted troops and blue
coated tololers, but they will be there for
p Lie duty and as a measure of preca i
t on In not i ting the liviig prfsid nt.
la.l'.er than as an element of display In
I ay nj tribute to a departed chief execu
tl.c. It has been Mrs. Cleveland's wish to
avoid anything of a military nature at
t..e funeial and It was only when the ne
cessity of guarding President Roosevelt,
who Is to te In attendance, was lionie upon
ti.r hv those in charge of the funeral ar
rangements, that she consented to ifis
presence of troops in a police capacity.
Final Arrangements Completed.
The final arrangements for the ceremony
tnd the nair.es cf those selected to officiate
wtre not announced until this afternoon,
when acceptances from all had been te
celved. Four clergymen will officate at
' tin house and at the grave. Thy will
re'id the burial service from the Presby-t-iian
book on common worship, but will
iffer no eulogy. This simple but impressive
service will be conducted by Dr. Henry
Van Dyke of Princeton, Rev. Dr. William
R. Richards, pastor of the Brick Presby
terian church of New York; Rev. Sylvester
W. Beach, pastor of the First Presbyterian
church of Princeton, where the Cleveland
family attend, and Rev. Maltland V. Bart
lett, former pastor of the same church.
Ther will be no honorary pall bears. Thosa
who will bear Mr. Cleveland's body to lta
final resting place In the Cleveland plot
will be Mvor George B. McClellan, Paul
Morton, Commodore E. C. Benedict, Rich
ard Watson Gilder of New York, Prof.
Paul Van Dyke. Dean Andrew F. West.
Prof. John G. Hlbben,, Junius B. Morgan,
a nephew 6f J.'Tlerpont Morgan; JL D.
. Russell. Prof. Howard McLenahan and
Bayard Stockton of , Princeton. The ser
vices at the house, which will begin 'at 6
o'clock, will be brief. ( after which the
cortege will be formed and proceed to the
cemetery down Bayard Lane to Nassau
street, the principal street In the village,
then up Vandeventer avenue to Wlggen
street, which leads to the cemetery, a high
way along which clusters many historic
Mrs. Cleveland Directs Details.
Mrs. Cleveland is bearing her grief with
the utmost fortitude and is directing the
details of the funeral. With her In the
Cleveland home at Westland during the
night were Dr. and Mrs. Richard Watson
Glider of New York. John H. Flnley, presi
dent of the College of the City of New
York, intimate frlende of the family and
Cleveland F. Bacon, a nephew of the for
Mrs. Cleveland did not retire until late
last night, but arose early today and spent
some time In the open air alone on the
Esther, the elder daughter, and Richard,
the elder son, are expected to arrive to
day from Temworth. N. H., In charge of
Mrs. Ftnley. wKe of President Flnley
Neither Marlon nor Francis will attend
their father's funeral.
Relatives Will Attend.
Among pther relatives expected to arrive
today are two of Mr. Cleveland's sisters.
Miss Rose Cleveland of New York, who
was mistress of the White House before
President Cleveland's marriage, and Mrs
M. B. Bacon, wife of an architect of To
The hour for the funeral has been fixed
at I o'clock tomorrow afternoon to give
those who live at a distance and who are
expected to attend an opportunity to reach
here. Services will be simple and un
ostentatious and will be conducted with
extreme privacy If the wishes of Mrs.
Cleveland are carried out.
Historic Princeton, in common with the
state and nation, la mourning the death of
Its distinguished cltlten. Flags are at half
lajff and emblems of mourning through
out the college town bear mute testimony
of the nation's loss. Regret Is expressed
that Dr. Woodrow "Wilson, president of
Princeton university, and a cherished friend
of Mr. Cleveland, will be unable to attend
the funeral aa he sailed for Europe only a
few days ago.
Mr. Cleveland's body will be burled In a
heavy oaken casket with silver handle
bare. A silver plate bears this simple in
"Qrovir Cleveland, March 18, 1837 June
Death Uwk taken.
The death mask of the former president
was taken yesterday. Boon aftAr death had
occurred, Mrs. Cltvelsnd sent for Edwin
Wilson, a sculptor connected with frlnc-
ton university, and requested him to take
the mask. Mr. Wilson Is working on it
Mis. Cleveland, accompanied by President
Flnley. drove to the Princeton cemetery at
6:40 o'clock tills morning to look over the
burial place. Princeton cemetery is located
In a pretty section of the town close to
the university buildings and about half a
mile from the Cleveland home. Many tr
the honored dead of Princeton university
are burled there and the burial grounds are
known to the graduates and undergradu
ates of the university a the "Westminster
Abbey of America," The Cleveland plot Is
near a email chapel not far from the en
trance to the cemetery. There la one grave
In the plot, that of Ruth Cleveland, and It
Is covered with Ivy.
While the general outline of the funeral
arrangements have been agreed upon, ths
complete funeral arrangements will not be
given out until thla evening. The funeral
(Coutwued from First f a )
SUMMARY OF THE JEE
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HI OMAHA, COl'NCIL BUTF8 AND
N K R K A S K A Fs I r Friday.
Vif IOWA Fair Friday.
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The cornerstone of the new capltol
building at Pierre, S. D., was laid with
Masonic ceremonies Fage 1
National Committeeman Norman MaeK
on reaching Denver starts a boom for
Lieutenant Governor Chanler for vice
president, saying It will not be displeas
ing to Mr. Bryan. Page 1
Mrs. Frank J. Gould sues for absolute
divorce. "e 1
Great dumaae has been done by an
added rU,e In the Des Moines river.
By a vote In the senate of Louisiana,
defeating the referendum bill on prohibi
tlon. the temperance people lose the fight
in the southern state. Page 1
Democrat hold their state convention at
Sioux City. la. Fae 1
Looting and pillaging in Teheran 1 dis
tasteful to the members Of the diplomatic
colony there. Pge 1
HOTIKERTS Or OOHAJf STEAMSHIPS.
Port. Arrived. Sillea.
Cape Race La Lorrsine 1,117 milts east
of Bandy Hook at 5:45 p. m.; will probably
dock at 7:ai a. m. sunaay.
Brow Head Kalserln Augusts Victoria re
ported 2S0 miles west at 7:30 s. m.
OPERATION LATER IS ADVISED
Physicians I'nlte In Belief Congress
man Sherman Most Finally Sub
mit to Knife.
CLEVELAND, O., June 25. Material
progress was recordfd today In the recov
ery of Congressman James 8. Sherman, the
republican vice presidential candidate, who
Is lying 111 at a hospital In this city. H!
condition today did net warrant a con
sultation of the physicians,.
Dr. Edward P. Carter-said She-patient s
Improvement was progressing successfully
Mf. Sherman's temperature fell below the
10J mark today for the first time elnre he
entered Lakeside hospital Tuesday. ITp to
the present time his fever shows a falling
off of He degrees as compared with the
same period yesterday. His pulse has
shown a greater Improvement, the beats
dropping on the average 6 beats during
the same comparative time. The reepira
tlon went SVi points nearer normal.- The
readings would Indicate that If Mr. Sher
man continues to Improve during the next
twenty-four hours as he has during the
last day he will reach his normal condition
by tomorrow, but thla Is not anticipated, as
his fever Is not expected ta entirely disap
pear so quickly. He suffered no pain today
and there now Is no probability of an Im
mediate operation, though one la still ad
vised later to assure complete recovery.
At 12:40 p. m. Mr. Sherman's condition
was apparently better than at any time
since he entered the hospital. At that hour
his temperature was 90H. pulse 76, respira
FIFTH WARDERS GIRT FOR WAR
Kepnbllrane Torn Out In Large am
bers, Elect .New Officers and
Prepare for Work.
The Fifth Ward Republican club haa
elected new officers and put on the armor
for the campaign. It Is out to boost until
the last vote Is cast November S. Some
sixty members attended the meeting at
Sixteenth and Corby streets, when the of
ficers were elected and new life infused
Into the club and the meeting was a rous
ing one. These officers were elected:
President, Frank E. Stone.
Vice president, George Sargeant.
Secretary. W. F. Sears.
Treasurer. W. I. Kierstead.
The president will announce his commit
tees at a later meeting.
Thsre was a friendly contest for presi
dent between Mr. Stone and "Uncle" Joe
Redman. The other officers were elected
without contests. President Stone made
an address which aroused enthusiasm and
elicited loud applause.
"I want to say," said Mr. Stone, "tht
I am a life-long republican, and I will
promtce this club that I'll be on the firing
line throughout the battle of 190S and at the
scratch when the votee are counted for
'President' Taft and the rest of the ticket
In November. I attended that magnificent
convention In Chicago and witnessed the
nomination of Taft and Sherman, our
standard bearers and I want to say to you
gentlemen, they form one of the greatest
republican tickets ever put up. The peo
ple of this country can safely vote for the
republif'an's choices end they will do so."
FAIR WEATHER FOR PIONEERS!
Indications Are Favorable for the
es rly settlers' Picnic at Hanacom
With a promise of fair weather the indi
cations are favorable for a record-breaking
crowd at the annual picnic of the Douglas
County Association of Nebraska Pioneers,
to be held Saturday at Hsnscom park.
The festivities will begin at 10 o'clock snd
will last through the day, a basket dinner
being served at noon. A program of good
speakers, music and other entertainments
has been prepared.
The association consists of pioneers who
came to Nebraska in 1&7U or before, and
their cmirei. The association baa ex
tended an Invltavivn to all of these to take
part In the fun-makm.
Licence for Conncll BlnaTs Man.
CHICAGO. 111., June 25 (Special Tele
gram ) John Crowe of Council Bluffs was
licensed here yesterday la marcx Clara
Soupe of Monntapoll.
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DEMOCRATS AT SIOUX CITY
ight Over Platform Most Interesting
Part of Procedure.
CONTEST OVER LIQUOR PLANK
Temporary Chairman Clary
Mack of Ills Speech to
and to rorlns; President
frlOUX CITY, la.. June .-(Speclal Tele-
gram.) The democratic state convention
was called to order at the new Grand
theater at 11:30 o'clock this morning by
W. Mlllr of Waverly. chalrrr.nn of the
state central committee. Rev. J. I Kerhy,
pastor of the Chuch of the Immaculate
Conception, was called upon to deliver the
Tim Clary of New Hampton, temporary
chairman, in his addrces denounced the
republican state administration as exirav
agent. He devoted much cf his speech
to the tariff question, calling upon the
democrats to Insist on a revision and a
reduction. He said Roosevelt was "as un
democratic as a man can be" and called
him a worthy pupil of Alexander Hamilton.
He blamed the republican party for oil the
panics in the history of the nation.
Mr. Clary Insisted upon an outspoken
legislation against the trusts. He declared
In favor of Insurance bank deposits, a tax
on incomes and the election of United
States senators by the people.
One of the most interesting contests will
be on a proposed liquor plank, which the
second district delegates are trying to
have Incorporated In the platform.
Price Will Be Chairman.
The convention will nominate two men for
Jeremiah B. Sulllvn of Des Moines was
made permanent chairman and will address
the convention this afternoon.
It seems almost certain now that Clint
Price of Indlanola will be 'elected chair
man of the state central committee.
The resolutions committee retired to for-
mulate a pUtform and their report this
afternoon will be the moet Interesting fea
ture of the convention.
The convention adjourned at 1:45 p. in
and will reconvene at i p. m.
At the district conventions the state com
mittee was elected as follows:
First -Alex Miller, Washington.
Second J. G. Van Ient. Muscatine.
Third Thomas Duffy, Dubuque,
Fourth T. M. Denevon, New Hampton.
Fifth E. R. Moore, Anamosa. .
Sixth N. T. Reed, Ottumwa.
Seventh Clint L. Price, Indlanola.
Eighth Dr. J. R. R. Reynolds, Creston.
Ninth J. J. Hughes, Council Bluffs.
Tenth John F. Dalton, Manson.
Eleventh-W. H. Beek. Sioux City.
HULL'S FRIENDS CONFIDENT
They Reaard Jadste Pronty Defeated,
While tie Still Hopes to
DE8 MOINES. Ia., June 25. Friends of
Captain J. A. T. Hull today declare that all
doubt has been swept away and that he
will be the republican nominee for congress
on the straight ticket next fall. Their
claim followed notice given this morning
by Judge Projty withdrawing his demand
for a recount of the votes in Bloomfleld
township. While his petition to throw out
the entice vote in that precinct because the
polls were kept open after the legal closing
hour It still pending, It Is not expected that
the board will grant his plea, and the con-
test In Polk county Is ended by today's
It Is now believed that Judge Prouty can
gain enough votes In the further counts
to put him ahead In the race as It now
HEAVY DAMAGE BY THE RIVER
Increased Height of Des Moines
Causes Heavy Loss to
DES MOINE8. Ia.. June 25. During yes
terday afternoon and last night the river
rose over a foot, standing this morning a
U.S. When the waters passed that stage
the damage heretofore accredited to over
flows was augmented thousands of dol
kers. The levees along the lowlands ceased
to be adequate and today acres of water
surround homes which yesterday were ap
parently to be spared.
Farmers along the river to the south and
east report that vast fields are entirely
submerged and that the damage there will
mount Into the thousands.
AUTOITS HKACH OMAHA TODAY
Arrive In Boone I.ate Yesterday Aft
ernoon Enroute to Denver.
MARSH ALLTOWN, Ia., June J5 iSpe
clal Telegram.) Members of the IHinol
democratic delegation on their way to the
Denver convention in automobiles arrived
here this afternoon and left at 2:30
m. after stopping for lunch. The party
came from Cedar Rapids today. The road
are in excellent condition and the party
Is having a good time.
BOONE. Ia, June 25. (Special Tele
gram.) The democratic delegates In the
automobile train plan to reach Omaha to
morrow If possible.
The autos arrived at 5:30 this afternoon
Thousands lined up and gave the visitor
a noisy welcome. Local automobiles formed
a parade and escorted the vlstors Into the
city. They went to Jefferson to spend the
night. Not one accident or mishap reported
since leaving Chicago.
OWNERSHIP IS NOT AN ISSUE
Friend of Mr. Bryan Predict He
Will Advocate Strict Railway
LINCOLN, June 25. The Denver plat
form probably will declare for strict rail
way regulation. Friends of William J.
Rrn preJlct that no overnm'nt owner-
ship plank will be Inserted. Six months
sgo Mr. Bryan Issued a statement declar
ing that government ownership would not
be an issue in the campaign. Norman E.
Mack and other close friends of Mr. Bryan
do not btileve that government ownership
will be discussed in the democratic con
vention. Ka-Kaider la Killed.
LEBANON. Tnn., June 26. Captain Ellis
Harper was shot and killed today by Wil
liam Suit. Harper, it is said, attacked
Suit with a stick. Suit, who is a Patterson
man, It Is alleged, wrote an article for a
Nashville paper to which Harper, who is
a Carmac man, took offense. Captain
Harper was a picturesque figure during
the civil war and was a noted confederate
Colllna and Loewy Discharged.
NEW YORK. J une'25. Justice Blehoff, tn
the supreme court today, discharged Mel
ville Colllna and Joseph Loewy, who were
recently arrested at the Sheepshead Hay
track for alleged violation of the anti-betting
law. Under a recent decision of the
court of appeals both commitments were
declared Illegal and could uwl eland.
SOME OPPOSE THE UNION
Oppoaitlon to Consolidation Looked
for When Presbytery Meets
While the consolidation sentiment In both
lurches is almost unanimous, no secret
Is made of the fact t) at there U som?
outside opposition to the union of Second
nd Knox Presbyterian chuiciu-B and that
this oppposltion will assert ltfelf In pres
byter s,l First chuicil Monday. This p-
position comes from nienibeis of ether
Presbyterian churches, one In particular.
whose members are said to fear the ul
timate absorption f their church by the
onsolidated organisation if the union Is
allowed to go thrnvgh. But that this op
position will be sufflcent to prevent con-
olldalum Is not a popular belief.
One of the leading advocates of consjli-
'There Is no question that the consolida
tion of these two churches will be for the
best interests of both these organisations
and the Presbyterian church at large.
This Is admitted by the vaxt majority cf
resbyterians. And .it would seem that
since the memberships of the two churches
directly involved are so strongly in favor
of union It should not be opposed from the
outside. We look for a determined oppo
sition, however, at presbytery, but we do
not believe it will be strong enough to
thwart the manifest will of the majority."
The terms cf the consolidation are the
provisions of the report submitted by the
Joint committee and adopted as resolutions
by the churches in tneir coi gregational
meetings Wednesday night.
1 That the Joint committee ieDort in favor
oi ine iwo cnurcnes uniting.
i nat me column tee recommend that
the location of the new church be within
nree blocks of Twenty -second and Blnnev
3. That the committee recommend that
as soon as tne union Is comoletcd imme
diate steps be taken fnr tne purchase of
a sue and me erection or a cnurcli building
4. That In the Judgment of the committee
It is advienhle that as soon as united the
two congregation meet regularly for wor
ship in the Knox church until the new
Dunning is completed. '
ft. mat It is the sense of the rnmmlttee
mat the present names "Second" and
Knox" be dropped and that the name of
the united church be the "North Presby
terian v-nurcn, witn tne understanding
inac u iiimigiii Desi me name mav b-
8 That in the oulnlon of the 1olnt com
mlttee the Sabbath school of the Second
cnurcn snouia be maintained.
7. That In the unitlna of the churches the
legal matters with reference to the union
he referred to H. K. Maxwell,
8. That we recommend to the conare
gallons thst Presbytery be asked to con
summate mis union.
9. That the Joint committee recommend
that the members of the sessions of the
two churches now in active serv ce be in
stalled as the Board of Elders of the new
10. That the committee recommend to the
congregations of the two churches that
Kev. Meivin V. Hlgbee be appointed
tipply of the pulpit and moderator of the
session ot the Nortn Preabyterlun church
until the congregation of the said North
presbyterlon church has regularly called
11. That the committee recommend to
the two cnngregatlrns thst the Boards of
Trustees cf the two churches be authorized
and direcied to take tuch steps as may
be necessary to convey the real pronertv
belonging to the two churches to the North
rTeshyterlsn church as soon as it is con
stltuted by Presbytery and legally organ
12. That fie committee recommend that
the congregations each appoint two com
mlsstoners V? present to Presbytery the re
quest for union.
CAPITOL CORNER-STONE LAID
Granite Block for Booth Dakota
BoUdlng; Pnt In Place by
PIERRE, S. D., June 2ft. (Special Tele
gram.) A stiff breexe Is the o-ly feature
which detracted from perfect weather for
the laying of the corner stone of the new
capltol this afternoon. A number of the
Hadirg Masons of the state and especially
from the Black Hills took part In the cere
mony, those from the west accompanying
Grand Master Davenport.
The stone, four-foot cube of , Ortonrille
granite. Is in Its place. On Its south side.
It hears a representation of the great seal
of the state and on Its west side the date,
The stone contains copies of state laws
pictures- of ' men interested In the work,
copies of capltol bills, state reports, news
papers and coins.
A procession formed In the business sec
tion of the city and marched to the build:ng,
where the ceremony was performed with
the rites of Masonry. An Immense crowd
was present to see the ceremony. The ad
dress of the day by W. H. Bradle dealt
with the growth of liberty and the cul
mination of free government in the west.
EXPLOSION FATAL TO FIVE
Many Also Are Injured In Pabst
Chemical Company's Plant
CHICAGO, June 25. Five persons are
known to be dead and more than a score
were injured, several of them seriously as
the result of an explosion followed by fire
In a five-story building, the upper floors
of which were used as a boarding house,
at 178 Huron street today. The explosion
occurred In the plant of the Pabst Chemical
company on the ground floor. The dead
are all members of the same family and In
clude the mother and four children. They
were found by firemen In the rear of the
third floor. Other occupants of the board
ing house found their exit by the stairways
cut off by flames and descended the fire
escapes. Several ware overcome by the
smoke and heat and were rescued by police
and firemen, while other Jumped from the
MRS. GOULD SEEKS DIVORCE
Wife of Frank J. Gonld Snea
Husband for Absolute
NEW YORK, June 25. Papers have been
served upon Frank J. Gould In a suit for
absolute divorce brought by his wife, who
was1 Miss Helen M. Kelly. When service
was made at Mr. Gould's office yesterday
he declined to say whether he would de
fend the suit.
Mr. and Mrs. Gould were married in 1901.
The flret rumors of trouble came In 1,
when It was said a separation suit was
under way. A reconciliation was effected
but rumors of dissension continued until
the actual parting last April, Mrs. Gould
remaining at their Fifth avenue home with
the two children Helen, aged I, and
Dorothy, aged 3.
REPRESENTATIVE ENDS LIFE
Albert E. Stalder of Itlrhardsoa
County Drinks Carbolic
Arid and Dice.
HUMBOLT. Neb.. June 25-(8peclal Tel
egram Albert E. blaluer, a leading far
mer and representative of Richardson
county In the last legislature, committed
suicide by drinking carbolic acid at his
home this forenoon, at 10 o'clock. Ill health
and loss from flooded farm land are sup
posed to be U.e primary causes ot tUs deed.
JIM IS FOR NEW YORK MAN
Disagrees with Tagsart. Who Wants
Indianian for Vice President.
REPUBLICANS GIVE THE TIP
domination of Sherman by the O, O.
P. Makes It Advisable for
the Democrats to Choose
Notwithstanding the statement by Tom
Taggart, chairman of the democratic na
tional committee, that John W. Kern of
Indiana will be democracy's choice for vice
president. Mayor Dahlman clings to the
Idea that an eastern man ought to be
nominated. In this he partially agrees
with Norman K. Mack of Buffalo, national
committeeman from New York, who wants
to see Lieutenant Governor Chanler of
New York chosen for Bryan's running
Taggart passed through Omaha enroute
to Denver to assist in getting affairs in
readiness for the big convention, and while
here gave his views on the vice presidential
'Indiana is solid for John W. Kern and
I, for one. am going to do all In my power
to bring about his nomination," he said.
"He Is a big man, has run for governor of
our state a number of times, and he would
strengthen the ticket materially. I think
he will be the nominee for vice president."
Taggart, of course, believes that Bryan
will be nominated on the first ballot, call
ing attention to the fact that two-thirds
of the delegates are now pledged to him.
What Jim Think.
Regarding the vice presedentlal proposi
tion, Mayor Dahlman, national committee
man for Nebraska, said:
"Kern Is a good man, but the nomination
ought to go to the east. I have all along
contended this, but have divided my sup
port between Chanler of New York and
former Governor Douglas of Massachusetts
Since Mack has called attention to the ad-
visibility of nominating a New York man
on account of the republicans choosing
their candidate for vice president from that
state I have about come to the conclusion
that he la right.
"I do not hold to the view so often ex
pressed that 'as goes New York stf goes
the nation,' I do not credit New York with
being the pivotal state by any means, but
still we ought to carry New York, and the
best way to do so Is to give that state a
place on the ticket.
"Yes, I am most assuredly for Chanler
or Douglas, possibly with the preference
for Chanler, but am not for Kern, though
aa I said before. Kern is a good mon."
Mystery of Johnson.
When Mack passed through Omaha
couple of days ago, he made the state.
ment that he much doubted If any name
other than that of Bryan would be pre.
aented to the convention for the nomina
tion for president, but Governor Johnson
of Minnesota, at Ottawa, Kansas, Wednes
day, said that his name would go before
the convention. The Mlnnesotan also said
that he was not a candidate for vice presl
When Johnson was In Kansas a few
weeks ago. It so happened that Comp
troller Lobeck also went to Kansas. Now
Johnson ia In that state again and so
Lobeck. The comptroller left Wednesday
night for St. Louis and western Kansas
where a Swedish Chautauqua Is being held
Many from the southern part of Nebraska
will attend the Chautauqua and It Is under
stood that the gubernatorial candidate will
talk to them. Lobeck said nothing about
going to meet Johnson, but he said noth
Ing about it when he went to Kansas be
fore. But he did meet the Minnesota gov
ernor on the previous trip and returned
with him to Omaha.
Dahlman and Lobeck, both candidates fo
governor, will attend the national conven
tlon- In Denver. Dahlman leaves Friday
evening and Lobeck will go to Denver from
Greeley county where he speaks on the
BOY AND WOMAN TO PEN
George Parsons Gets Year nnd Hi
and Laura Plbna Two Years
George Parsons, the boy claiming to be
only 17 years old, who was convicted of
bteaklng a window tn Mawhlnney ft Ryan's
store and stealing a number of gold
watches was sentenced to a year and a
half In the penitentiary by Judge Sears.
George McLaughlin, who was Jointly
charged with him was dismissed. The evi
dence failed to show thst he did any more
than take one of the watches Parsons
gave him. He also testified for the state
In the case.
Laura Plbus, a colored woman, was given
a sentence of two years for picking the
pocket of E. Reinbold of a pocket book
containing H4t. She told the Judge Lou
Carter and Robert Johnson, two colored
men who are now under Indictment for
the crime, took the money from her and
that the former had helped her rob Rein
bold. She wept copiously as she was led
from the court room.
Frank Hobart. charged with trying to
extort $150 from Gotlob Andeies by writ
ing him a threatening note pleaded not
guilty when he was arraigned.
Robert Anderson, the negro indicted by
the February grand Jury on a charge of
soliciting for an immoral woman and as
saulting the woman, was discharged on
motion of County Attorney Engllnh. Ander
sen has been In Jail since early In March
and he made profuse promises to reform
and become a good cltlien.
PLUMMER OBJECTS TO ORDER
Opposes Recommendation of Chief for
White Officers Over Colored
Henry V. Plummer, tax clerk In the
county clerk's office, is opposed to the
recommendation of Chief Salter that white
officers be placed In charge of the colored
fire company at Thirtieth and Spalding
"In Kansas City. St. Louis and Chicago,"
said Mr. Plummer, "colored officers have
been In charge of their respective companies
and their records are good and compare fa
vorable with all other. Hose company N. 11
of this city, was organized March 1, 18'J6,
and has been in service continuously for
thirteen years, and Its official record Is
good. It has had only two captains since
organisation, and the present captain suc
ceed the first at his death.
"In view of the fact, there Is only one
colored company If any jilssentlous arise
they cannot be settled by distributing the
men ta other companies as is sometimes
done In case of white companies. To main
tain discipline in the colored company, they
should be reprimanded, reduced to ranks,
if an officer or dismissed from the service
If neceasary in order to teach the lrxilvldua!
a lesson and not subject the entire depart
ment to stems and disgrace.
BALLOON OF NEW MATERIAL
Captain T. A. Baldwin Will Make
Trial Trips About Middle
NEW TORK. June 25.-Captaln T. A.
Baldwin announces that the trial trips of
his new dirigible balloon, the first to be
built for the government, will be made at
Fort Myer, Wash., about July 15.
'The balloon is completed except for a
few finishing touches," sa'd Captsln Bald
win, "and will be forwarded to Washing
ton next week."
It has taken about four months to build
the balloon. Work was begun on it the
latter psrt of January. It was ordered
for the signal corps department of the
army snd will make several trips during
the test under direction of Brigadier Gen
eral James Allen, the chief signal officer.
The two spherical balloons ordeted from
Captain Baldwin by the government will
be delivered In Washington at about the
The dirigible balloon Is made of the new
vulcanised proof material, which Is sev
eral times stronger than the Jsnanese
oiled silk commonly used. It Is made of
thickness of seven coats of rubber and
two thicknesses of silk.
'It is the first to be made In this coun
try of this material." said Captain Bald-
In. "and I am certain of Its grest ad
vantage over the other."
Captain Baldwin says he Is working now
on a preparation with which he will
shortly experiment In a new balloon.
"This new preparation," he said, "will be
used 1n connection with balloon varnish
and will give the balloon a silver color.
It will rsdlate the heat of the balloon and
relieve Its contrsction and expansion and
save 20 per cent of the gas. By economis
ing this way we shall be shle to carry a
supply of ballast to go many times the
distance thst we do now. Count De La
Vaulx holds the record for the longest stay
In the air, forty hours. I hope to be able
to make tests of the new balloon this
MACK STARTS CHANLER , BOOM
Mew York National Committeeman
Represents Mr. Bryan as Not
Opposed to It.
DENVER. Colo., June 25. Norman E
Mack of Buffalo arrived early today, bring
ing with him a boom for Lieutenant Gov
ernor Chanler of New York, for the vice
"Conceding the nomination for first place
tn Mr. Brynn," he said, "I think the nomi
nation for the vice presidency should go
to New York state. Mr. Chanler has demon
siraien ins popularity mere, ana I am
very sure his name would add strength to
"Would he be acceptable to Mr. Bryan?'
Mr. Mack replied:
"Of course Mr. Bryan Is not attempting
to dictate the choice of a running mate
but I do not mind telling you that in
Lincoln yesterday I discussed Mr. Chanler
with him and am sure that the situation
would not be displeasing."
Mr. Mack was accompanied by his wife.
who will remain here until after the con
ventlon. He Is a member of the commit
tee on arrangements, and after getting his
breakfast rook mf "hhi coat and went' to
worn Witn Ills colleague to prepare the do
tails ' for the convention. He predicts i
large attendance from eastern cities.
WEDDING GOLD PIECE STOLEN
Coin Given by Omaha Parent to Son's
Bride May Cause Trouble
MARSH ALLTOWN, Ia., .Tune 2S.-(Spe-cial.)
In the most conspicuous place In
Jefferson, Is., is posted this notice, "To
the person who stole the $10 gold piece on
June IT, It must be returned by the 26th
of this month or else they will be exposed
for they are known."
It develops that the $10 gold piece re
ferred to was one of three given by Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Smith of Omaha, to their
son Earl and his bride, Miss Florg Den
non, when they were married, June 17.
The next day one of the guests, who wss
at the wedding changed a $10 gold piece
at one of the Jefferson banks for paper
money. He is under suspicion and it Is
rumored that his arrest will follow unless
the terms of the notice are complied with.
TAFT TO SPEAK IN LINCOLN
Presidential Nominee to Redeem
Promise Made to Governor
' LINCOLN. Neb., June 26.-(Special Tele
gram ) William H. Taft, nominee for pres
ident on the republican ticket. Is to be In
Lin oln In Septemrer. Mr. Tsft will hti
here to speak at the state fair.
Previous to the nomination of the war
se retary he promised Governor Sheldon
that he would come to Lincoln during the
fair, but he requested that announcement
of his coming be not made tint 1 after the
Chicago convention. Mr. Taft promised to
rome whether he was the nominee or not.
G.i ernor Sh-ldon acted at the reqjest of
Secretary Mellor of the Slate Board of Ag-
rculUre In ext nding the invitation t the
The exact date of his coming has-not yet
FlRht In Louisiana Knds in Defeat
of Referendum BUI In
BATON ROt'GE. La, June 25 By a
vote of 20 to 14 the senate defeated the
state referendum prohibition bill. This
will probably end the ight for prohibition
tn Louisiana at this session of the legis
lature. A similar measure was recently
defeated in the house.
Thirty days from today the Locke antl
ractng act will go Into effect In Louisiana.
Governor ganders today attached his sig
nature to the bill. Seversl tracks are
now operating In Louisiana and the ef
fect of the law is awaited with much In
terest. GUNBOAT CARRIES DIPLOMATS
Marietta Rearhea Wlllemstad. Carry,
in Decretory Sleeper and Mili
tary Attache Huggles.
CARACOA. June 25. The gunboat Mari
etta came Into port early this morning from
Port Cabello. It has on board Jacob
Sleeper, secretary of the American lega
tion is Veneseula and Lieutenant Francis
A. Ruggles, the military attache, and Mrs.
Mr. Sleeper has been acting a charge
d affaires at Caracas since the departure
of Minister Russell early In May. He and
Lieutenant Ruggles withdrew from the
legation at Caracas, placing the interests
of the United Slates In charge of the iirail
STOCK MEN CONVENE
Buyers and Sellers from All Parts of
MAYOR JIM WELCOMES TtfEM
South Omaha Live Stock Exchange'
Hall the Meeting Place.
LUNCHEONS A BIG FEATURE
Papers Read and Discussed at the
MANAWA IN THE EVENING
Session Continues Today. with
Important Addresses, General
Dnsiuess and Election
of O Ulcers.
The first day's session of the conven
tion of the Notional Live Stock exchange
In South Omaha yesterday was one re-
plete with Interest and full of dlscuxst a
of vttaV subjects of Interest as well to the
consume as to the producer and com
mission man. It was the opening day of
the twentieth annual meeting of the buy-
ers and sellers of the greater part or
the live stock of he world, houses being
represened which do n annual business
of more than 11.000 '"0.000.
There were reprcs 'atives from all the
leading cities of this country. The con
vention continues until Saturday, the
meetings being In the hall of the South
Omaha Live Stock exchange. souiu
Omaha, and the headquarters at the Rome
The day's program Included an address
of welcome by Mayor Dahlman and re
sponses In the morntng. luncheon at the
Exchange restaurant and an afternoon
session filled with Interesting pspers and
discussions. In the evening the delegates
and their wives were entertained at Lake
Members of the Live Stock exchanges
begsn to arrive in Omaha Wednesday
evening, when the Sioux City and Buffalo
delegations registered at Hotel Rome. Si.
Joseph, Kansas City and St. Louis arrived
at an early hour Thursday morning, aa did
also Chicago and InJIanapolls. Bt. Paul,
headed by Willam Megeveny, president r.f
South St. Paul 8tock Yards company, ar
rived about S o'clock, as did also the five
members of the Denver exchange.
Secretary E. W. Baker of ChlcHgo ar
rived early Thursday morning and opened
headquarters. Vice President F. C. Ptnkrr
ton of the National association arrived wlin
the Chicago delegation, of which he 1b a
McPnereon Calls to Order.
It was a few minutes after 1,0 o'clock
when Colonel T. B. McPherson, president
of the national organisation and also ot
the South Omaha Live Stock exchange,
called the meeting to order In the big hali
of the South Omaha exchange. The room
has a meeting capacity Of about D0 and 1
one of the only . halls. In the west which
gives every member of the audience a
rocking chair. Electric fans and windows
on both sides of the auditorium made '
everyone comfortable at once. Cut flowers
in extravagant numbers ' and American
flags by the score made the hall one of
the most beautiful In which a meeting
could be called to order.
Taken somewhat by surprise because
almost one-third of those In tha room were
women. President McPherson said:
,"I had no Intention of making an address
of welcome. But as I stand here and see
the number of women who are Interested
In these meetings more, I be'leva, than have
ever attended a national meeting of the
association before, I feel that It will not
be out of place for me to welcome them
and say to them for us all that we are as
glad to have the women present as each
Individual member was to have his wife
accompany him to Omaha at this delight
ful season of the yesr and enjoy the out
ings and entertainments which we will
have along with our business."
The women gave Colonel McPheraon the
glad hand when he hud concluded his little
address of welcome.
Mayor Jim on Hand.
Introducing Mayor James Dahlman of
Omaha, who welcomed the delegates, Coi
onel McPherson said: "I am Introducing a
man who is vnsyor of our city of Omaha
He is a r.iembrr of the South Omsha Live
Stock exchange and will give you a
double welcome. I have known him for a
number of years and know tl-at he came
from the great ranges of Texas and by
the force of his chsrscter has been honored
by the election to the head of the govern
ment of the city of Omara."
Mayor Dahlman spoke briefly, told threat
good stories, which brought him hearty
aprlause and said of the mn represented
st the national meeting:
The energy ,ind hard work which the
! ,,u,ir,n m. .iv to th.tr business is
th- er.atest factor In protecting tha Inter-
I ,.fXf 0f the producers of live stock. I have
ion y,efn satisfied with this fact, because
I have sen the live stock commission men
at work, have known something of the
burdens which they atcunie and something
of their troubles. They assist the farmers
l In Keeping In touch w)th the market almost
j to the hour, and then when tha farmer or
stock grower snips nis commercial auimais
to market the commission firm gives him
the lneflt of the services of the most ex
peneneed buyers and salesmen. These men
are not In the business of buying and sel1liti
by the day, but are In It for all their llvj
and their devotion to duty Is surprising
to nil who know of their efforts.
"I have seen the commission man fight
to get a stock grower's cattle unloaded.
They look out for the humanitarian side of
the business ns well as the dollars and
rents columns and when a load of cattle ar
rlvi s In the yard, they are there to see
tnat they are switched and gotten out of
the cars as soon ss possible snd kept In
the It at possible condition. I do not know
of buy business in which the sgent serves
his clients snd customers as well and with
the same amount of conscience as In the
live stock commission business."
To the address cf welcome by Mayor
Dahlman, G. B. VanNorman of the Mil
waukee Live Stock exchange responded.
Hesoouse to Welcome.
"I know something of the reputation of
Omaha and South Omsha as convention
cities," said Mr VanNorman. "Omaha is
really fsmous as a city which always prop
erly entertains visitors, as Milwaukee does.
We are not unmindful of the great re
sources that Omaha has to draw from.
You have uur vssi prairies covered with
the best of grasses, and they are covered
Kith hogs, carle and sheep. With Omaha,
on 4 i f the leading markets of the west,
Wisconsin yields to you the distinction of
being the best com country an Cod e green
earth. We grant to you tha hlgtusat type
of mauiud CS4 womanhood and. when It
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