Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 01, 1908, NEWS SECTION, Page 7, Image 7
-'Jf'P t m THE OMAHA SUNDAY BKK: NOVEMBER 1. 1!)08. CURRENT NEWS OF IOWA It 7 i i ' 1 N f COUNCIL Ml, IB ft MIOR MKSTIOS. if " Davit, drugs. Btockert sella carpet. f Jk n fle-.-..- a 1 ' i Uwli Cutler, funeral director. 'Fhon S7. f Woodrlng Undertaking company. Tel. 551, ','lJVi-i rr.KINW AT HBKHAH SRUB., 10 iARL. STREET. r u.. .! . m jri. your pianos mnea. v otk fUKranitea. Mrepe. Phone (44. 2 Pearl St. Ruga made from old carpet. Council Blutl Rut Factory. TL 61. Leffert' window are alwaya Interesting. They are more io than uaual tlila week. LET THE FRANKLIN PRINT IT. BOTH PHONES Ml. 101 SOUTH MAIN. Carload of nulla base price, 12.75 per keg. C. Hater Lumber Co., Council Bluffs, la. Excelsior Masonic lodge will meot thla afternoon at I o'clock for work In the third 1 Genuine hand-made art craft Jewelry and I metal noveltlea. U. E. Alexander, 14 f Broadway. A building permit wna Issued yesterday v to Mra. Kmina Metcalfe for a Iwo-atory v frame hotel on Broadway and Thirty-sev enth at root, to coat 13,0U. Chief Richmond yesterday Issued "of ficial ribbons" to 26B boys who will do duty aa arx-clHl police during; the Hallowe'en "festivities." One hundred more lada will be enrolled today. County Chairman E. E. Smith made ar rangements yesterday for a big republican rally at Walnut Monday night. State Sen ator C. (). flaundors and Uoorge 11. Scott will be the speakers. Don't forget that Rorwtcx Tiaa the most reasonable priced wall paper houae In the city and If you are cleaning houae and find that the walls need new papering, let Bor wlck figure on the job. lie alwaya Uoea what's right, ill South Main street. Special Anple and potato Bale We hava just unloaded a full carload of extra fancy New York apples; every apple Bound. Spe cial for Saturday: Ben Davis, per barrel, W.35; New York Oreenlnge, per barrel, Will; New York Russets, per barrel, 3.70i York Imperial, per barrel, 4.I0; extra fancy New York Baldwins, per barrel, 4.86, etc. Also two carloads fancy potatoes on sale at ten bushels for .; this is the cnance or tne aeason to buy your winter's supply. Come oadway. 'Phones S20. Numerous complaints of Hallowe'en dep- itlons. including the overturning of out- fic. tearing up of fences, breaking of Flows, etc., were madu from all parts ia city to the polico last night. Up to ite hour none or tna rxy ponce naa ,UU V11 ...... 1 . 'J ,'."- .... wu. I J ters. ' F. M. Kvana of thla city, said to be mission from J. F. Bloom A Co. of Omaha on an alleged forged order for a tombatone, waa taken Into custody yesterday by the local police. ' Evans refused to cross the river without a requisition and an infor mation charging him with being a fugitive from tustlca waa filed by E. F. Bralley V of Omaha. Evans denies any guilt In the I transaction. Ilo la being held at the city arrested late Thursday night on complaint of his wife, who charged him with beating her. Scott waa not ready for a hearing yesterday and Justice Rief of Manawa con tinued the caae until next Wednesday. In default of bail Scott waa committed to the county Jail. Mra. Bcott. whose lace bore evl dent marks of the beating aha had r celved, while filing her complaint with Assistant County Attorney Rosa, aald: "I love the very ground Joe walka on, but 1 am awful afraid of mm. TALK OF DIVIDING EPISCOPAL SEE fSwnrk Now Too Hea-iry ' J Morrtaon. (or BlaJkoai A movement has been started to divide -the Episcopal see of Iowa Into' two dioceses or to have, a coadjutor bishop to assist Bishop Morrison In the work of the diocese. irh wnt'W nf tha Hlrwrea. Alch rnmnrlftH l Tt'be antlre atate of Iowa, It la conceded, Is toq great ior one man ana mo unnnng seal with which Blahop Morrison has at tended to the dutlea of his large diocese baa undermined his health and he needs an assistant. The matter wll ba laid before the congTe gatton of St. Paul's Episcopal church at the morning service today by Rev. John C. Sage of Dubuque aa representative of the Iowa Episcopate Endowment Fund commission. . Sunday being All Saints' day, there will be apeclul musto at both services at St. Paul's church by the full choir under the direction of Prof. Robert Lewis Ayres. At the morning service "The Pillars of the Earth Are the Lord's." by Tours, will Wb sung aa the tntrolt. . The offertory an "them will be "Who Are Those that Are Arrayed In White Robes T" by Stalner. ZWr's Nunc Dlmlttls" will be rendered at vi eons', which will be at 4 o'clock. "Re Jolcel Ya Pure In Heart.!' by Whitby, will be sung aa the offertory anthem. Advertising Solicitor Arrested,' W. S. Amy called on County Attorney lieu yesterday to make complaint against John W, Wooten. a transient advertising tfH cilor. Amy alleged that Wootert had jfectTtd 11.60 from him under false repre anniat'ons. According to Amy's story WiJten represented himself aa a aollcltor lfrf a local paper which recently Issued a big special edition. Amy paid for the space ha contracted for -with a check, made pay able to. the paper In question. Wooten, It la aald. endorsed the check with hie name and with the title, "Manager Special Kdl tion" attached to It, and caste ft at a South Main street j.ilcon. At the office of the newapapt. n question It was found that Wooten had made enquiries aa to the coat of renting space for advertising mat ter, but had not contracted for any. Wooten was found Thursday night in a bad condition from excessive Indulgence In liquor and had to be placed In St. Bernard's hospital, where Assistant County Attorney Roaa learned yesterday be had developed . I a good case of delirium tremens. No chaige waa filed against Wooten pending further Investigation by the authorities. JadgO Roasts Balooa Keeper. "Theaa saloon keepere had better pay v thla hnv'a fine. If they do not. an Intorma- ? tlon will ba filed against them for selling liquor to a minor. Anybody can see that this boy Is under age and anyone who would sell him Intoxicating liquor should be made to Buffer. I don't Intend to let the lad off without a fine, but I think tha saloon man should pay it," declared Judge Snyder In police court yeaterday &iornlng when Bobbie Hall, a newsboy, whe aald he was II years of age, but looked ; younger, waa brought before hlra charged with being drunk Thursday night. Judge Snyder asked Chief Richmond to make an Investigation and learn how much at fault the proprietor of tha saloon waa where young Hall aald he got the liquor. Sola agents Radiant Hem base burners, eteraen Schoenlng Co. A. A. CLARK C CO. LOAN MONEY Oil HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. ASH AXX COAXTKL SKCCRITY AT TUB VSEA1. BATKS. Twwnty Years of BooeeawuJ Ftuineaa. cojurxn maxx axd broad wat, oven American extress. re mnwtlM wit tfea flra sailing WibiiImi Tha Clara afertgam Ca. BOTH 'TUOXL aUT. MO. k. iXXUlx, Mgr. BLUFFS M. TW. a. CORRECTION IN THE BALLOT ! Court Order Permits Remedying; Over light of the Party Committed. BALLOT A CUMBERSOME AFFAIR Fifty rrnaaes eceaary In Case the Voter expresses Ills Preference for All Officers to lie Voted For. The nsnic, of the three democratic candi date for members of the Board of Super visors will appear upon the official ballot. with the terms for which they are candi dates designated. This will be In accord ance with an order Issued by Judge Thor- nell lni the district court yesterday morn ing after an agreement had been reached between the attorneys for the democratic candidates and the attorney for County Auditor Cheyne. ' Prior to the time set for the hearing In court John P. Organ arjd James P. Mul- queen, chairman and secretary, respectively. of the democratic county convention held on June 20, filed with the county auditor a certificate ahowlng that John Maassen of Valley township was nominated for member of the Bosrd of Supervisor for the short term, beginning on Junuary 1, 1!n, and that F. H. Klopplng of Haxel Dell township and Ariah McLean of York town ship were nominated for the long term, befrinr.lng on January 1. 191t). Soon after the certificate waa filed Judge Thornell Issued the order directn. the county auditor to' place the names of the democratic candidates fr.r members of the Board of Supervisors on the official ballot aa designated In the certificate. At the same time Judge Thornell held that costs should not be taxed against the county auditor, as It was through the error of the plaintiffs that' the controversy was brought about, they havlng failed to file any certificate at the time the action was brought. When tha democratic managers discovered that tha ballot did not bear the designation of the term for which the democratic nomi nees for aupervlsors wore candidates they failed to rectify the error by filing the requisite certificate, but merely went to the auditor's office and complained of the mistake. Even after the mandamus action was brought they failed to file the certifi cate and thus, correct the error officially until yesterday morning shortly before the time set for the hearing In court. Asa result of the controversy it developed yeBlerday that the filing of tha nomination of Thomas McCaffery, the republican can dldate for sheriff, waa defective and the democrats In an amended petition yesterday asked that his name be stricken from the ballot. McCaffery'a nomination certificate waa signed by Elmer E. Smith, chairman of the republican county central committee, whereas It should have been signed' by Fred Williams of Neola and Dr. A. A. Robertson of Crescent, chairman and secre tary, respectively of the republican county convention. . Judge Thornell declined to order McCaffery'a name stricken from the ballot, however, and the defect was reme died during the day by the filing of the proper certificate. Marking Ballot a Task. This Is tha first presidential election In Iowa since the circle at the head of each party ticket on the ballot has been elimi nated. With the circle on the ballot all that was necessary to vote a straight party ticket waa to make a cross within the cir cle. Now a voter will have to make a cross In the little square apace opposite the name of each candidate on his party'a ticket. The elimination of the circle means that the sepubllcan who next Tuesday wants to vote a straight ticket from top to bottom will have to make exactly fifty crosses; this. being the number of names In the re publican column. There are thirteen presi dential electors, twelve candidates on the state ticket, one each on the congressional and judicial tickets, three on the legisla tive ticket, twelve on the county ticket and eight on the township ticket. In the democratic column there are only forty-nine names, as tha party failed to nominate a candidate for Judge of the dis trict bench. For a large percentage of the voters It ta expected the marking of the ballot next Tuesday will be a tedious Job. It Is feared that In some of the larger precincts In the city all of the voters may not get a chance to vote owing to the else of the ballot and the time needed to mark It. It Is likely that In the larger precincts the election of ficials will find It necessary to strictly en force the law regulating tha time a votor may remain In the booth to mark his ttcket. The law on thla matter la contained In section 1117 of the code of Iowa,' and is as follows: No voter shall be allowed to occupy a voting booth already occupied by another nor remain within said enclosed space IT l,lM" te" minutes, nor to occupy a voting booth more than five minutes, in it ? ?i ,)f 8ald voting booths - In use anil other voters are waiting to occupy the same, nor to again enter the encloaed space after having voted; nor shall more than two v'f,r 'n excess of the whole number of voting booths provided be allowed at any one time In auch enclosed apace except by LitAUt?or"yJof ,he election officer, to keep order and enforce the law. The officials concede that a division of the First precinct of tha Sixth ward should be made and steps towarda this end will likely be taken after the general election The counting of the ballots will be a tedious process and It la believed to be doubtful If any definite returns will be ob tainable from many ot the precincts much before Wednesday evening, even If by then. Democrats Have Nerve. "Democrats surely have their nerve," said Elmer E. Smith, chairman of the re publican county central committee, last evening, in referring to a statement In the party organ that the auagestlon to elim inate liquor and money at the polla next lueaday from the leaders of that party. ine ihci la l made the suggestion and Mr. Lenokcr, chairman of tha democratic temrai committee, at once acquiesced in It. The same paper also makes the assertion that tills same sua- gestion waa made by tlie democrats a few years ago. This Is an untruth. Two years ago ,1 made a similar auggeatlon to A. W. Caaady, then chairman of the democratic county central committee, and he turned It down hard and cold. After next Tuesday the democrats will not be claiming every thing, unless I miss my guess." Police raptnrea Fngltlve. William Olfford, wanted In Dea Moines, where he Is alleged to have forged several checks and shot at an officer, waa arrested In this city yesterday morning by Detec tives Callnghan and Richardson, at lOOg Avenue F. On June 6 the police department received a circular offering a "liberal reward" for the arrest of Oifford. Testcrday the offi cers learned that Olfford had been In Coun cil Bluffs since 8undsy last and was stop ping at a house on Avenue F. When they went there they found Olfford was shaent and lay In wait for him. When he returned to the house Olfford caught eight of the officers and attempted to make his escape. He headed for a high board fence at the rear of the premises, but one of the detec tives seized him by the foot before he got clear over. Olfford was taken back to Des Moines last night by an officer from that city and the two detectives who effected his cap ture are speculating as to how much the "liberal reward" will amount to. Conrt Term Closed. The supreme court today rendered the following decisions at the conclusion of the October session McCaske IcCaskey "Register rompany. appellant, ifnat w. D. Hall; Dallas county; af- aga firmed. Henry J. Collins against Oleason Coal company, appellant; Webater county; peti tion for rehearing overruled. Estate of J. R. Lamb against W. W. Mor row, treasurer of state, appellant i Jasper county; affirmed. C. II. Uospey agalnat Lueretla Stewart, appellant; Clinton county: affirmed. Andrlno Hannestad, appointed against Chicago. Milwaukee St. Paul railway; Plymouth county, affirmed. National Surely company against War ren Walker et si., appellants; O'Brien county, affirmed. Thomas Qulnn, appellant, against Monona county; Monona county. Affirmed. Para Kirkpatrick against Aetna Life In surance company, appellant; Poweshiek county; affirmed. Francis J. McCulIogh against Minnie R. Houar, appellant; Bcott county: affirmed. Ellsabtth Wood et el., appellants, ag,ilnst Brotherhood of American Yeomen; Polk county; reversed. Ellen MeAleer s gainst Kd McNamara, appellant; Jones county, reversed. Thief Take Halt Case. The apartment of D. S. Evans at 101 West Broadway were ransacked by a thief last evening between the hours of ( and 8 o'clock, during the absence of the family. The thief secured entrance by unlocking the hall door with a skeleton key. Every room waa thoroughly ransacked, drawers and trunks being opened and tha contents scattered on the floors. Mr. Evans was unable to state last night whether the thief had secured any money, but a leather suit case belonging to Myron Trapp, an old soldier who rooms with the Evans family, was found to be missing. Tha suit case contained clothing and, a number of army paper of no value except to the owner. Marriage Licenses. Licenses -to wed were issued yesterday to the following: Name and Residence. Age. Louis Blmon, Council Bluffs 27 Agnes Olltnsky, Council Bluffs Zl John Baskervtlle, Crescent, la 10 Nell Hough, Crescent, la 15 Harry M. Shepard. Omaha 21 Nina O. Rosengren, Omafca 18 Iowa Acne Aotea. LOOAN George W. Clark, republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Iowa, will address the people of Logan Saturduy evening, October 31. ATLANTIC Congressman Walter I. Smith delivered the address at the republican rally held last night. The meeting waa held In the opera house and waa well attended. Congressman Smith delivered pne of his characteristic speeches. LOOAN Yesterday at Magnolia occurred the funeral and Interment of William Hainey, who died at hla home east of Mo dale Tuesday of an accidental gun shot wound In the thigh. Mr. Halney'a son waa trying to remove a shell from the gun when the accident occurred. ATLANTIC At tha parsonage of the Christian church of thla city last evening occurred the marriage of Miss Lucinda Keith and John Rotherham, Rev. Elston of ficiating. The groom has lived here most of hla Ufa and la well known, while the bride comes from Cumberland, CHARLES CITY Dr. Blrney of Nora Bprlngs was lighting a gasoline lamp when It exploded. His little girl was atandlng near and was completely enveloped in flames. He quickly threw a wrapper about her and extinguished the fire. The doctor waa badly burned about the arms. , CRESTON A new lumber firm. Incor porated with a capital of 15,000, la planning to open a yafd at Greenfield soon. The new firm Is composed of Theodore Coffoy, E. Q. Irwin, James Valentine and Oeorge Van Camp. Mr. Valentine and Mr. Van Camp will have the management ot the yard. CRESTON The wedding of "Mias Theresa Kern of Burlington and John Braunberger, formerly of this city, but now with the Adams Express company at Ottumwa, was celebrated at St John'a Catholic church In Burlington Wednesday morning. Rev. Father Gregory officiating. Their home will be at Ottumwa. CRESTON About 100 delegates, repre senting the Relief corps of the Sixth dis trict of Iowa, will meet here In annual convention Wednesday, November 4, and will be entertained by the local Union Re lief corps at Ben Hur hall. The convention will begin at y o'clock In the morning and the evening program will be in the nature of a campfire. MARSHALLTOWN The annual meeting of the Marahalltown district of the Metho dist church will be held in Montour De cember 1 and 2. A committee composed ot District Superintendent W. F. Pltner and Kev. M. N. Smith of this city, Rev. 11. O. Pratt of Toledo and Rev. W. H. Hay ward of Montour meets in this city today to ar range tha program. ATLANTIC Word was received in this city yesterday by Dr. A. D. McCall that Center Payton was dead and that the body would be taken to Ontervllle for burial, The word came from Corse Payton of New York. The brothera were at one time At lantic residents, later leaving and making names for themselves in the theatrical world. Center Payton waa a brother-in-law of Dr. McCall's, having married Mrs. Mc Call'a sister. MARSHALLTOWN The results of twenty-five years' work of the American Sumlay School union In Iowa were made public to day in the report of A. L. Falea, atate mlaaionary, of Newton. The report shows S 2)3 Sunday schools organised. luO.OOt) teach ers and pupils brought in .21.7.4 families visited, .ou0 Biblea and testaments dis tributed, 10,ou0 rellgioua booKs and periodi cals distributed, 17,757 hopeful conversions ami 32t churches resulting from the work. MARSHALLTOWN A gang of thieves operating In Muscatine county laat night alole property the value of which ia un known, and deatroyed property of a value of tt.oOO. The Rock Inland nassenaer at. tlon and the Wyoming club houae were broken Into and the depot at Fairport was burned to me ground, rnree tramps seen about the latter station are suspected. Bherirr Ben nam tnis aiternoon arrested a man who gave the name of Homer (Sprin ger. li confeaaed to the Wyoming club houae robbery, but refuaed to implicate nis pais. IOWA CITY Juniors In the college of law "cut ciaaaes me oilier flay and in the course of their pranks i,ad a photograph taken with President George E. MacLean aa an Innocent abettor of the violation of Uiacipline. Mr. MacLean In puaaing the group waa invited to Join In the picture and the photographer snapped the shutter before the head of the institution learned that the rlaaa waa violating university rulrs. Students are rapidly buying the pic tures. M ARSHALLTOWN 0 iarles F. 8mlth. the well-known real estate dealer ' and auc tioneer of thla city, who attempted to kill himself Monday In Cedar hapids by slash ing hla throat with a penknife while Insane, escaped from the Cedar Rapids hospital In which he waa confined early yesterday morning. It waa not until after a long chaaa and hard struggle that officers ran Smith down and returrd him to the hos pital. He was adjudged Inaane and taken to tha Independence buspltal. To the Douglas County Anti-Saloon League GENTLEMEN: I am obliged to you for sending me your latest elec tion bulletin asking my support for the election of Harry A. Stone, the secretary of your organization, and note your claim that the election of Mr. Stone would mean a victory for personal liberty. Did it not occur to you when wording your letter that such a claim is preposterous? Every intelligent voter knows that the election of Mr. Stone would mean a victory for the very opposite of personal liberty, and would be an endorse ment of the strict enforcement of the blue laws now un fortunately contained in our statutes, and which every intelligent voter wants repealed. It may be you will say that I have no standing be fore the community in such an issue on account of the business I am engaged in. To ease your mind on that score, I wish to say that the interest I take in the Per sonal Rights League is a strictly personal one. The company I represent does a legitimate distilling busi ness; its product doei not suffer through prohibition for the simple reason that experience has proven abso lutely that the consumption of distilled beverages shows no falling off in prohibition territory. This company therefore is strictly out of politics and does not contri bute one dollar for any political purpose whatsoever but disburses here annually near 100,000 dollars for wages in Omaha. If manufacturing is stopped in Nebraska, goods will be produced somewhere else; the demand will remain and so will the supply saloon or no saloon. Probably nine-tenths of its product is sold outside of Nebraska, and more than half used for indus trial, or other than beverage purposes. The interest I take is personal, because I resent the idea of having my neighbor dictate to me when, where and what I shall eat or drink. I denounce as a direct and known misrepresentation of facts your statement that the Personal Rights League claims to have five thousand dollars to defeat Mr. Stone; you knew when you penned your circular that it was untrue. . The pur pose of your letter is to make it appear that the Per sonal Rights League and the liquor interests are one and the same; you knew also that that is not true. You know that the Personal Rights League in this1 state has some sixty thousand or more members, of which per haps several thousand may in some vay be concerned directly or indirectly in the liquor business. .You know also that the other fifty odd thousand are good moral .citizens who resent interference with their personal liberty ,the same as I do, and are therefore banded to gether to oppose your methods of solving the problem of true temperance. Many of the members of our league are foreign born, but they were lured to these hospit able shores by the words of Benjamin Franklin: Where liberty dwells, there is my country," and I GUARD OFFICER IN TROUBLE Adjutant General Thrift Expects Accused Man to Settle Up. POLITICAL TRUCE IS BROKEN I.aeey Managers Coma Oat la the Des Moines Tapers with aa Attack on Governor Coiunilns. t (From a Staff Correspondent.) DES MOINES, Oct. SL Speo!al.)-Ad-jutant General Thrift of the ' National Ouard returned today from Cedar Rapids, where lie was called to look Into tho af fairs of the militia company there. A re port had it that Captain Thomas Ucrklblle had absconded, leaving a ahortage. Mrs. BerkJblle had sent for Thrift and she ex plained the situation. Captain Berkiblle had gone to St. Louis on business and while he had not settled with the com pany h waa prepared to do so. General Thrift received a telegram from Berkiblle saying he would be homo Sunday or Mon day prepared to make an accounting, and tnis was accepted as definite. Berkiblle has resigned as captain. He waa judge ad vocate of the guard and conducted the prosecution for the state of the captain of the Davenport company who violated the law by permitting a prise fight under the auspices of a club at Davenport. As soon as tho adjutant general reached Cedar Rapids It waa found that If any shortage existed the friends of Captain Berkiblle stood ready to make It up on Instant no tice. Desertloa Law Is Defective. I-at,ers of this city are preparing an amendment to the wife desertion law In Iowa which Representative Sullivan will urge upon the next legislature. Thla will provide that before an Indictment for wife desertion can be found the defendant must be called before the grand jury. It lias been found that In a number of cases Indictments have been found for this crime when aa a matter of fact the men have a good defense which they have been able to establish In court on trial. On the other hand, this proposal will be opposed by the humanitarians on the ground that in many caaea It will be impossible to find the deserter and hence the most flag rant cases will go unpunished. The law Is a aevere one and his caused a great deal of dispute In the courts of the stats. Only a few convictions have been had and membera of thu county boards declare that it has not hsd the effect of les sening desertion. Uuestloa of Resldeace. An interesting divorce case Involving prominent persons Is nearlng a close here. Fred Choate, an attorney of Los Angeles, said to be related In some way to the for mer United States ambassador to Great Britain, was sued by his wife for divorce. She came here to visit a sister from New Jersey and started the auit. The defendant came on from Loa Angeles to contest the case, but finding that he had loat the love of his wife, announced he would not con test the matter. But the court ralued the question as ta whether or not It has juris Spat Paid for by Per diction and upon this will depend the final case. Political Trace Broken. A sensational turn was given the political campaign today, when the managers for the Lacey campaign Inserted paga advertise ments in two of the local papers boldly at tacking Governor Cummlna and revamping the old aocusatlona against him which have served In a half-dozen campaigns. There was an understanding that the campaign waa to be free from personalities and thus far no hint has been made of any attack uppn Lacey or question of his republican ism. The time is so short, however, that It is said no campaign of retaliation will be Inaugurated. , WILSON MAY QUIT CABINET Kamor Secretary is to Become Head of Colorado Agrrlealtaral College, (From a Staff Correspondent.) DES MOINES. Ia., Oct. II. (Special.) A rumor has gained currency In the state that Secretary Jamea Wilson, while here, hinted that he expected to retire from the cabinet at the end of the Roosevelt term and that he may accept the presidency of the Agricultural college in Colorado. It Is known that a claim Is being made that Iowa will have a new man in the cabinet of Secretary Taft, Indeed It la aaaerted positively that a promise is out to that ef fect, but this will not happen unless Sec retary Wilson retires. .Wilson spoke this evening at Tama, and on Monday evening he will close the campaign in his home at Traer. He has for many years closed the campaign each year at his home. The offer of the position In Colorado was made by the trustees of the Institution, who have not as yet received Secretary Wilson's formal word, but think he will accept. nailroad Man oa Aaaloaa Seat. CRESTON. Ia.. Oct. II. (Special.) Much concern la felt In local railroad circle as to the changes that may be expected with the advent of a new superintendent. It is recalled that when O. E. Stewart waa ap pointed to the Creston division some years ago a general shaking up of under officials whose headquartera were here followed, and It ia expected something of tha same kind Is In store for some of the employe now. No reasons are made public for the auperseding of C. T. Leonard by A. W. Newton as superintendent, but It Is under stood the difficulty was over matters of policy In the conduct of the company's business and not a question of Mr. Leon ard's ability as a competent railroad man that waa in question. There la probably no man In the company service who pos sesses the knowledge of this division as does Mr. Leonard, he having risen from the lowest position to the plac of super intendent by his demonstration of ability and fitness for heavier r- aponaiblllties. Farsaer Attempts Suicide. WEBSTER CITY. U.. Oct. II. (Special Telegram.) Will Kritl. a farmer north of this city, attempted suicide last night with a 22-callber revolver, tie shot the ball Into his forehead, but It tild not enter the skull and he will recover. He had been drinking. it is an easy mailer iij aecure ouainuss through The Bee Vaii Ad columns. assure you they know that liberty in their vocabulary does not mean unbridled license ,any more than it does in yours. You say "The saloon is always in politics"; I answer, you were in politics first; you have caused the organization of the Personal Rights League, and you have driven them into politics. There are, it is true, thousands of good Nebraska citizens" interested directly or indirectly in this busi ness; their very existance, the support of their fami lies, the bread and education of their children depends upon their earnings in a business that is as legitimate as any other when properly conducted. You would de prive them of their support and at the same time deny them the right to defend themselves by opposing you , at the polls. The well-to-do would suffer little or no inconven ience from the restrictive measures you advocate; they can have their private side-boards and enjoy at the hotels or high class restaurants what the less fortunate seek at the saloon. What right have you Mr. Somers, or Mr. Loveland, to say to me when I wish to dine with friends or family down town, that I shall not have the opportunity of enjoying a glass of wine with my meal? And I denounce as insincere and hypocritical any asser tion that that involves even the slightest degree of im morality. You mendacious and grossly exaggerated query "Shall we remain forever bound and gagged by the legalized liquor interests," is a sad commentary on your opinion of our form of government, because you suggest thereby that our form of government is so de ficient and impotent that it cannot regulate tha sale of beverages so as to deprive it of its abuses without ex terminating the business entirely. ' The county option idea is in opposition to all jus tice and equity, because it gives to the rural districts the right to dictate to distant communities in the same county how they shall conduct the affairs of such town or village which you know is wrong in principle and would not be tolerated in any other connection. It is really a perversion of "local" option. A vote for Mr. Stone, who is no doubt a very worthy gentleman, is equivalent-to an endorsement of intolerance of the worst kind, and I cannot therefore vote, or ask my friends to vote ,f or him. Furthermore, the abolishment of the saloon would merely shift the sale of intoxicants to other channels, involving much, greater evils than the saloon. Temperance has abso lutely nothing to gain by such a charge, which would also deprive our public schools of $250,000. annual in come ,the effect of which upon teachers' salaries and the general efficiency of the schools can only be sur mised. Very respectfully yours, . A. L. MEYER. tonal Rights League. IHUaMslfcWfel WILL CONVICT NIGHT RIDERS Man Who Placed Rope' Around Rankin's Neck is Known. GOVERNOR TALKS OF THE CASE Three Complete Confessions Hare Been Secured Covering; All Details of Crime and Iden tity of Murderers. CAMP NEMO, REELFOOT LAKE, Tenn., Oct. 81. "We know who fired the Bhota and who put the rope around Rankin's neck," said Governor Patterson In a state ment this afternoon just before his depar ture for Union City, where a special grand jury is Investigating the night rider depre dations In this section which culminated recently in the murder of Captain Quentla Rankin. The goverror In his statement said: "The proof which has thus far developed Is positive as to the guilt of some of the men under arrest and Implicates many others. This will all be presented to the court at tha proper tlmo and a long step lias been taken to diacover and auppieas lawlessness In this region. We know who fired the shot and who put the rope around Rankin's neck. The number of men ac tually at the killing was probably not more than ten, while some stood guard and. others hold the horses. The whole number engaged In the undertaking did not exceed thirty-five. The Inquiry will be further prosecuted and the state will hava ample evidence to convict." Three t'oafeasloaa Complete. It is learned that Frank Ferrlncr'a con fession was full and complete; that ha says he was with the men who took Rankin and Taylor to the bank of the slough; that he told the name of the men who pulled the ropo. lifting the mob's victim Into the air, and the name of the man who fired the first shot Into Rankin's body. The confessions of Hogg and Morris are also said to be complete. Hogg. It is de clared, was one of the four men who guarded the horses, while Morris stood guard around the house when the leaders went In after Rankin and Taylor. The confessions of Ferriner, Hogg and Morris substantiate, it is said, that of Ted Burton. These three will be used as state's wit nesses. They were 'started this afternoon for Obion, whence they will be taken to Memphis for safe keeping. It Is under stood that Garrett Johnson, alleged cap tain ot night riders, and others will be taken to Nashville. Three more prisoners were brougbt In today. Farmers I'slsa Indlaaaat. NEW ORLEANS, Oct. J.-Night riders and their depredations will be taken up at the meeting of the National Farmers' meeting at New Orleans November II and 12. "The pi-lea of cotton roust go up." said President C. 8. Barrett of the union, in a statement riven the Associated Press to night, "but tha union repudiate the insin uation that it In any manner countenances the deeda of night riders, who may aeek to shield themselves under our nam. "The National Farmeis union utterly con demns such scoundrellam aa the so-called 11 night riding,' " say Mr. Barrett. "The union has an economic fight to wage, but It must be done In the open and-wlthln the law." FARMAN'S PRACTICAL FLIGHT Frenchman' Aeroplan Goes Twenty Mile Croa Coantry In Twenty Mlnntea. MOL'RMELON, France, Oct. II. Henri Farman today for the first time, gave a practical demonstration of the possibilities of his aeroplan by flying direct from this place to Rhelms, a distance of twenty miles, without mishap. He ascended at 4 o'clock this afternoon and after encircling the field, turned hi machine In the direction of Rheima. Soar ing over the tops of the trees the aeroplan rapidly disappeared from view. An hour later a telegram was received from Far man announcing hla safe arrival at Rheima. He said that he would atop there for th night and Intended to return tomorrow by aeroplane. The time of flight was twenty minute and th height reached was be tween 120 and 160 feet. Th course waa literally as the crow flies over th trees, fields and streams, LEMAN8, Oct. W-Whll Wilbur Wright, the American aeroplanlat, wag making a flight this morning the motor of th ma chine exploded. Mr. Wright landed with out injury and th aeroplan was not other wise damaged. The accident waa less aerlous -than" It was at first believed to be, being due to crosshead that had worn out and given way. Repair were effeoted In a short time and Mr. Wright continued hla demon strations. MISSOURI RIVERJ0BBERS' CASE W. D. Hcliaah at Omaha Preeeat aide ot Railroad t Federal Cirealt I'aart. CHICAGO, Oct. Il.-Argumenl In th Missouri river jobber rat case wer be gun here today before United Stat Cir. cult Judges Groascup, Baker and Seaman. Tho cause of the petition of th railroad I the order of the Interstate Commerce commission, which become effective No vember 10 unless set aside, granted aov eral months ago, following a petition of Miasourl river jobber for a reduction of rate in existence from th Atlantic sea board to th Miasourl river. Th order of th commission Is held by th railroad to be unreasonable and In" effect forcing upon th roads a discriminatory rat that I in violation of the Interatat commerce law. W. D. McHugh of Omaha, of counsel for the railroads, argued at length, saying the proposed ratea gave to on class what a as nut open to th general public. "Railroad are subject to government control." said Mr. Mcliuah. "but that ji Lnot mean absolute ownership at least no: yet. Thu commission ha gone ' beyond regulation and taken upon Itself th rl power of ownership." Luther D. Walter appeared aa counsel for tha Interstate Cora mere eommisalon. Further argument are to b heard'-tornor-row. Advertise In Th Be, th paper that foes Into th horn of th beat recti.