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VOL. XXXVI II NO. 12:
NEW RATE IS UELDUl'
Missouri River Cat Will Go
COURT IN CHICAGO GRANTS ORDER
Reduction from Eastern Points to
Omaha is Involved.
HOW PRESENT RATE IS MADE
Local Rate from Mississippi River is
Added to Throujh Rate.
VIEW OF INTERSTATE COMMISSION
SUMMARY OF TUE BEE
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For Omaha, Council Blurfs and Vicinity
Fair Saturday; slightly cooler.
For Nebraska Fair and cooler Saturday.
For Iowa Fair and slightly cooler Satur
day. Temperatures at Omaha yesterday:
i ...-.i n.iii.fliiii of Nine Cents
u Hundred Found and Rail
road Hold Thl l Hev
olatlonarr. CHICAGO. Nov. 8. -Judges Grosscup.
Seaman and Bnker In the United States
circuit court today granted a temporary In
junction restraining- the Interstate com
merce commission from carrying Into ef
fect its order In what is known as the
'MiH.iourl river rate case."
The court did not go Into the merits of
tiie law In the caso, but stated that the
t.-mporary order would lesue. lnasmuh as
no injustice would be done by allowing the
old rate t.d continue until the matter is
finally adjudicated. Orosscup suggested
the lawyers endeavor to agree on a state
ment of facts which could be prestnted
without less of time to the supreme court.
The ruling of the Interstate Commerce
commission requiring lower raU-s between
Mlsssslvpi nnd Missouri liver points on
shipments originating east of Pittsburg and
Buffalo than on thoso originating west of
the cities named was alleged by the rail
roads Which entered suit for an Injunc-
tlon to be revolutionary. The ruling, It Is
declared, If allowed to stand would fix a
principle tantamount to government own
ership of the roads.
History of Csiae.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 0. Considerable
surprise was expressed by officials of the
Intel state Commirre commission today on
receipt of the Information thnt the United
Stutt-s circuit court at Chicago had granted
even a temporary injunction In what Is
known as the Missdurl rate case.
The complaint from which the order of
the commission originated developed Into
t ' . . . i . inlK..,.n nasn with whlrh
one ui win iuuoi imu,
the commission has had to deal with In the
last year. It was brought by the Byrne
& Hammer Dry Goods company and many
similar concerns in Omaha and Kantas City
against the Chicago, Rock Island & Pa
cific Railway company, and practically all
of the railways doing business between
Atlantic seaboard points and Kansas City
in effect, the complaint was that the
rates on class commodities between Atlan
tin seaboard points and Omaha were
too high and "that they discriminated
against Omaha, as compared with
many other points In the went and north
Ilovr Old Rat I Made.
Jt was developed by the commission's In
oulry that ' no through mtea existed be
tween Atlantic seaboard points and Kan
aas City on class commodities, but that
the rates paid by Omaha merchants
were the through rates from Atlantic
points to Missouri river crossings, plus the
aum of the local rates from Mississippi
river crossings to Omaha and nearby points,
The order of the commission In the case
was that the rates on first class' freight
from Mississippi river crossings to Omaha
and Kansas City points should be
reduced cents per ldi pounds, thus
making that rate il cents, Instead
of 60 cents per 100 pounds. Propor
tional reductions also ,were made on sec
ond, third, fourth an I fifth classes of
freight between the same points. This order
the commission conr'dered to be entirely
just to the transportation lines, Inasmuch
us the rates on the same classes of freight
shipped from Atlantic seaboard points
through Mississippi river crossings to Min
neapolis and other northwestern points
were even lower than those fixed by the
commission to Missouri river points. In the
I '. v-nm i Hour.
Z1 7 a. m..
8 a. tn..
$4 10 a. m..
tJ-- 11 m-
Yptfi 1 p. m..
8 v. m..
F S d. tn..
iWi ,1 u. m..
FIFTEEN YEAKS FOR MORSE
New York Banker Given Stiff Sen
tence for His Crime.
CURTIS' SENTENCE SUSPENDED
Wires of Men Break Down la Conr
Room, but Principals Take the
Decree with Btolcla:
Night In rrison.
Republicans Will Hare a Good Work
lug Majority la thnt
NEW YORK, Nov. 6. Charles W. Morse,
whose sensational rise In the world of
finance dazzled America, was sentenced to
day to servi fifteen years In prison for
misapplication of the funds of the National
Bank of North America, of which he was
a director and controlling owner. Alfred
H. Curtis, former president of the bank,
who had been Jointly Indloted with Morse
46 ; and with him found guilty by a Jury In the
4i j federal court yesterday, was granted the
I clemency recommended by tha Jury- In his
Returns from the Nebraska election In
dicate the republicans have certainly
elected Kinkald to congress In Iho Sixth
district, and the content between Norrls
and Ashton in the Fifth has narrowed
down to a difference of less than ten
vots, with both claiming the election.
Some of the republican state ticket prob
ably elected. Page 1
Nebraska democrats, discussing the fu
ture of Bryan, are still divided on bout
the same lines as before the election, his
admirers still pinning their faith to him.
Gossip has it that Roosevelt is to suc
ceed Piatt aa United States senator from
New York. 8
Banker Morse aenterfced to fifteen
years in prison for wrecking the Bank
of North America. Curtis' sentence Is
suspended. Pags 1
Campers leaves Washington for Den
ver to attend the annual convention of
the Federation of Labor and to take up
the fight for his own re-election. Page 1
Circuit court of appeals at Chicago yf s
terday granted a temporary order re
straining Interstate Commerce commis
sion from putting reduced freight rate
from Atlantlo seaboard to Kansas City
into effect. ' 1
Railroads release orders for millions of
dollars' worth of material and equipment
since It Is assured Taft is elected.
Omaha grain receipts show a great In
crease during October. Paga S
COMXZXCXAX AITS XW9VSTBXAX.
LlveXstock markets. Pag13
Grain markets. Page 13
Stocks and bonds. Pg 13
Oreat crowds coming from Lincoln and
AtneV to witness the foot ball game to
day and Omaha will also furnish a large
attendance. Fag XS
KOTIKEHTB OP OCAJT STEAMSHIPS.
Port AitItwI. gallsd.
NKW YORK. Tonnln
rHERBOL'Hcl K. W. or OroH.
QVEREC ..Emp of Irslsnd...
NAPLES Prlmsn Iran....
HAVRtt L Provcncs t
GOMPERS LEAVES FOR DENVER
Head of American Federation of La
bor Will Face Mnale at
WASHINGTON, Nov. I. Ready to an
swer before the convention attacks which
have been made on him for his course In
the recent' presidential campaign, Samuel
Oompers. president of the American Fed
eration of Labor, left today for Denver,
where the convention of that organization
begins next week.
In an interview printed In the Post to
day, Mr. Gomper Is quoted as saying that
he Is not a candidate for re-election In the
sense that he seeks the office, although he
final adjudication of the case the commls- ' would be glad to aerve again If It la the
alon will endeavor to demonstrate that
Its position as stated in Its order was en
tirely fair and Just to the railways.
will of the convention.
"I am, however. In the American Federa
tion of Labor to stay," said Mr. Oompers,
"and if I do not stay as president, I shall
STOCK PRICES MOVE UPWARD i stay In the ranks. I believe In the course
1 1 have pursued and think I have done
right. I have endeavored to give voice to
the wrongs labor has endured and I have
endeavored to have them righted. I waa
told at the beginning of the campaign that
a gentleman high In the councils of the
republican party aald he would burn brush
wood behind me so fast that I would be
I knew I risked that
Taft'a Spee-ch at Cincinnati Ha
Brardrlal Effect on the
NEW YORK, Nov. . There was an out
burst of speculation In the stork market
today which swept price to a, higher level
tn a sensational' manner. Commission I eaten up by the fire
houses report a large influx of buying
orders from western sources and from largs
eastern cities. The industrial stocks were
conspicuous In the movement, the Iron
and steel Issues being In heavy demand
for accounts of the Industrial centers of
activity In those lines. Railroads most
affected were thoae which have not moved
upwards before in accordance with the ad
vance in the speculative leaders. The
spe-h of Judge Taft, assuring non-Interference
with lipneat corporations, ' was ap
propriated i a motive for buying. Thi
reports of placing of large ordera In In
dustrial line were alleged. Activity In
the metal market helped. The settlement
of the Lancashire cotton mills troubles was
expected to help the demand far cotton.
Many unverified rumors accompanied the
animated speculation, which had run up a
total nf, three quarters of a million share,
transferred by noon. Advances from two
to over four points were numerous all
through the list of active stocks.
THREE PERSONS ASPHYXIATED
Two Women and Child Overcome bp
Gas dan from Kitchen Stove
WASHINGTON. Nov. 8. Three persona
were asphyxiated by gaa fumes from a
kitchen etove at 1M I street. N. W., this
city, late today.
MRU. HERE CT'TTS BRENNERMAN.
MRS. BRENNEKMAN, her mother-ln-
'"ci'TTS BRENNERMAN, aged IS months.
The house Is occupied by the family of
Clarence L. Brennerman, a stenographer
employed at ' the Congressional library.
When Mr. Brennerman returned from work
this evening he found his wife, his mother
and his Infant son dead on the floor. -
hen I began the fight in the cause pf
"More criticism than has been directed
against me In the last few days undoubt
edly will arise. There waa a lot of it
during the campaign, notably the story
that a cabinet position awaited me. I said
as early as last August that there was no
office within the gift of the people or of
the government for which I was a candi
date or which I would accept. I meant
that then and I mean It now."
DENVER, Colo.. Nov. 6.-Politlcs will
furnish the principal topics of discussion at
the twenty-eighth annual convention of the
American Federation of Labor, which opens
here Monday. It Is said by local union
leaders to be probable that the Federation,
with Its S.OitO.UM members and more than
l.COO.hOO voters, will adopt a permanent po
litical policy through an amendment to Its
ten days In execution of Morse's sentence
was granted upon application of counsel
and It Is expected that an appeal from both
the conviction and the sentence will be
The scene In the court room when sen
tence was pronounced by Judge Hough
was a most dramatic one. The wives of
the two prisoners, who had been constant
attendants at court during the entire trial,
were present early today as If anxious to
cheer their husbands by their presence lo
the trying ordeal which confronted them.
When the real test came, however, It waa
the husbands and not the wives who proved
the comforters. Morse sat like a stolfl
when he heard the words which con
demned him to prison. There was scarcely
the tremor of an eyelid, and to those who
watched there was no longer even the
shadow of a doubt that the "little man"
was, Indeed, a man of Iron nerve.
Cnrtla Tint Moved.
Curtis, too, accepted the news which
came to him good news In his case with
the same lack of emotion that character
ized his former chief.
But the strain had been too great for
the women. As the truth of what Judge
Hough's words meant flashed through her
mind Mrs. Morse, who through ail the
trying days of the trial had preserved an
unruffled demeanor, collapsed In her seat,
burled her face In her hands and began
to sob convulsively. Still weeping, she
was led away to an anteroom, where a
moment later her husband held her In his
arms and sought to console her.
Nor was Mrs. Curtis any more prepared
tor the nervous strain than Mrs. Morse,
Mrs. Curtis sat within the rail, gazing in
tently at judge Hough aa he Began to
speak. Bhe had been 111 and several times
during the trial had been forced to leave
Her place In the court room. Today her
wm urawn ana wnue, telling of a
night of mingled hope and fear wntle her
husband remained away front her behind
the bars of a prison cell. When the
Judgment of the court the most favorable
lor her husband that could be given was
pronounced sue tainted and would hava
fallen had nut kindly , hands supported
- , Mht 1 Prison..
Charles W. Morse, one time "lea king," ;
"steamship king,, and the controlling force
In a long string of bank In this city, whose
personal fortune, a little more than a year
ago waa estimated at more than S22.000.000,
and Alfred H. Curtis," former president
of the National bank of North America,
spent last night tn a celt In the Tombs
prison. They were convicted yeaterday
In the United State court for violation
of tha national banking law In con
nection with their conduct of tho
National bank of . North America of
which Morse also was an officer. Today,
when they arose simultaneously with hun
dreds of others In the grim city prison,
they faced the possibility of many years
behind Iron grated doors. Sentence had
been deferred until today when the Jury
returned Its verdict laat night, but 1t was
only a few hours away when they tumbled
out of the rude bnuks in the narrow cell
this morning at a call of command from the
guard who had patrolled their corridor on
Two Men on Federal Tier.
Both Morse and Curtis passed a fairly
restful night according to the prison guards.
They occupied cell 728, which contains two
bunks, one above the other. The cell is six
feet wide and eight feet long. Morse oc
cupied tha lower berth. It waa early
evening when the two men settled down for
their first night behind bars, and they
soon tired of the attempt to while away'
time sitting in the narrow quarters. Both
sought their berths early, but It was after
midnight when the heavy breathing from
the cell told the guard who paced the cor
ridor that both were sleeping. From that
time until morning no other sound came
from the cell.
With the first call this morning both men
awoke and a few minutes later wer pacing
up and down the corrlder outside their cell.
When the regular prison breakfast of
coffee and rolls wa served Morse and
Curtis accepted their share like every other
prisoner In the Tomb. They asked no
special privilege. Much of the time up to
the hour ret for them to appear In the
United States court for sentence wa spent
In reading the newspaper account of tha
closing scene In their trial yeaterday.
Morse was taken to the-Tombs prison
at 1 o'clock this afternoon. At that time
It was announced that no application for
his releare on ball would be made today.
WAST rn 4 ON, Nov. . With the latest
retur- o.n the congressional district
th .'it the country there are Ind'.ca-
a number of contests. In many of
.. trlcts the vote between the repjb
and democratic candidates haa been
n -'. v close. Involving changes es the result
y v1 "'.if the official count. So far as the re
turns now in rrom an aisiricis snow in
1 .1-11.. . n I k. - ... M 1 w. m.WttV
rrUUIILHIII Will iin.w a "ui hibjui..
of forty-one In the next national house of
representatives, tha figure standing: Re
publicans, 218; democrats, 173; against the
present membership of 223 republican and
166 democrats and two vacancies.
All tho aouthern districts have been
heard from, although ordinarily among the
latest to be cleared up. The most remark
able upset In the congressional situation
since reconstruction days has occurred In
North Carolina, wherein a state whose
democratic majority musters approximately
40,000, three out of the ten member of con
gress sent to Washington will be republic
an. They are John M. Morehead. who de
feated Aubrey B. Brooks In the Fifth, which
BRYAN FOR SENATE THE CRY
Boosters of tbe Peerless Announce
Their Plans for Future.
SHALLENBERGER SEES BRYAN
Governor-elect Is Besieged with
Ha nary Office Seeker .atata
(From a Staff Correspondent.
LINCOLN, Nov. 8. (Special. )-"Bryan
for the senate, 1S10." That Is the flag al
ready flown to the breezes by some of the
democrat In Lincoln.
"The democrats will try to make the
coming administration one of the best In
the history of the state. Then we can go
before the people two years from now
with some hope of electing a democratic
legislature. That legislature will send Mr.
Bryan to the senate."
That I the announcement made by John
Ledwtth last night In discussing the future
of Mr. Bryan, and he la not the only fol-
distrlct William W. Kitchen vacates to be-1 lower of tne late defeated presidential can-
come governor Of North Car Una; (J. H.
Cowles, who outran Richard N. It-ickett
In the dghth, and Judge Grant, who ran
ahead of William T. Crawford, the present
Incumbent In the Tenth. Crawford has
undergone several defeats In his congres
sional fights In that district and Is the
member who was unseated In a contest by
Richmond Pearson by a majority of one
vote. Morehead and Grant were elected
by a margin of less than 400, while Cowles
won out fcp 1,600. The republican successes
In North' Carolina are attributed by North
Carolina papers to a great change In senti
ment with a leaning towards the republk-an
doctrine of protective tariff. Interestipg,
though effecting the vote In the house (tot
In the leasf by reason of that territory hav
ing no vote In the national council, Is the
defeat by Ralph H. Carson of Marcus A.
Smith, the delegate from Arizona, who had
become well known In Washington during
his congressional career.
CHICAGO, Nov. 8. The returns from
congressional district throughout the coun
try resulted In a republican gain of two as
compared with figures of last flight. Al
bert Douglas, republican, was. contrary to
previous advices, elected In the Eleventh
Ohio ills., let. and Moses P. Kinkald. re
publican, who was reported as defeated In
the Sixth Nebraska district, was also re
turned as elected. The contest In tha Fifth
Nebraska district Is extremely close and It
will require tho official count to determine
According to the reports already received
the next house will consist of 173 democrats
and 21 ((republicans.
dldate who is for the same program. One
prominent Lincoln republican who was for
Bryan In the last fight also expressed him.
self along the same lines.
You bet I helped to carry the state for
Bryan," he I quoted aa saying. "I helped
organize the saloons for him and two I
years from now I shall help put him In
This Information also leaked out before
the election at a time when the democtats
had Uttle hop of Bryan being elected. It
was published then and la now confirmed.
The democrats have made their tlckej. for
two years from now and their energies
will be bent In that direction. Their state
commute Is to be reorganized at the first
opportunity and the new organization will
get busy along the lines Indicated.
On the flight of election the officials of
the democratic state committee were asked
how they were going to make good on their
promise to reduce tho taxes paid by tho
farmers, when the expenses of the state
government are now about as low a good
governmont will permit.
'That' easy," was tho reply. "The re
publicans have practically paid off the
ROOSEVELT FOLLOWS PLATT
Possibility President Map Have Place
In the Vnlted State
WASHINGTON. Nov. S. That President
Roosevelt may be the successor of Senator
Piatt In the senate Is considered by many
In Washington as not at all Improbable.
vrhose who- Vigard this at possible de
clare that they have assurance from the
president himself that he would not be
entirely averse, to the acceptance of the
senatorial office under conditions as they
will be after the 4th of March. So far a
la known he had made no recent expre
ion on the subject, but he haa said within
the last year that with Mr. Taft as presi
dent he would not feel the same hesitancy
about entering the senate that he would
feel with someone in the White House with
whom his relations were not as Intimate as
they are with Mr. Taft.
His general attitude has been adverse to
entering the senate because he haa felt
that as a member of that body he would
be called upon to criticise his successor In
the presidency, and this he would feel a
delicacy about doing. He haa said, how
ever, that knowing Mr. Taft as ha does
know him and agreeing with him in all
essentials as he does, he is confident that
there would not be any occaalon for an
tagonlsm. He haa not gone to that extent
at any time of Indicating that he would
desire the office even with Taft as pres
ldent, but merely has said that with him
in that position his chief reason for not
desiring the senatorial position would dis
appear. Even this much haa not been said
since there haa been any certainty of Mr.
Taft' entering the White House, but the
president outline of hi attitude I now
recalled a offering a possible solution of
the senatorial entanglement In New York
and aa making an opening for the con
tinuance of Mr. Roosevelt' public career.
It 1 even suggested that the absence of
the president on hi proposed African
hunting expedition need not necessarily
stand In th way of his election, but rather
that such absence might relieve the situa
tion of embarrassment to him In case his
friends should deal re to press his name. '
TAFT OFF FOR HOT SPRINGS
Jadae and Family Will Spend Two
Week at the Virginia
CINCINNATI. Nov. 6. President-elect ,
William H. Tnft, Mrs. Taft and Fred W.
Carpenter, private secretary, left this city
tonight at 8:10 p. m.. for Hot Springs. Va.,
V;ere Mr. Taft will remain for rt and
recreation until Thanksgiving.
The day has been the queitest for the
president-elect of any he has had since
election. He had a conference with Myron
T. Herrlck, but stated afterward that no
matters of significance were discussed.
Judge Taft today sent this cablegram to
Governor Magoon at Havana:
Please convey to the family of President
Palma my sincere condolence. He was an
honored man, a true patriot, who under
stood the value of liberty and valued It
with all his heart.
The bffices of Mr. Taft were dlsmanled
here today and will be re-established at
Hot Springs. While no otflclal announce
ment has been made. It 1 known on reli
able authority that Fred W. Carpenter,
who has been Mr. Taft's ' secretary for
many years will be secretary to the presi
dent, succeeding In that position, William
Loeb, Jr., who It Is also stated, may have
the posoltlon of secretary of the navy In
the Taft cabinet If he so desires.
Mr. Carpenter was with Mr. Taft In the
Philippines and has been his secretary In
the War department. Wendell Mlsohler, as
sistant secretary retains that position and
after a leave of absence will re rejoin Mr.
Taft this fall.
Judge Taft said today there was hardly
the slightest possibility of his going to
Texas ti hunt any time this winter. He adilel
thai no arrangements of any kind had been
made looking to such a trip, and that none
' Judgo Taft said he would appreciate very
much If the erroneous Impression could be
corrected that he owned any land In Texas.
"The ranch referred to," he explained, "be
longs to my brother's wife, Mr. C. P.
Taft. I da not own an acre of land nor
have I an Interest In the ranch.
Hitchcock Starts for Chlcaaro.
NEW YORK. Nov. 6. Chairman Hitch
cook left on the Twentieth Century limited
today for Chicago, where he will remain
for two days, returning here on Monday.
He will be In New York for a short time
after he returns and then go from here
to Hot Springs, Va., where he will be the
STATE RESULT CLOSE
Incomplete Returns Indicate Repub
licans May Save Part of Ticket
TREASURER BRIAN'S GOOD LEAL
Thompson and Barton Also Begin to
Look Like Winners.
BRYAN'S PLURALITY IS SMALI
Shallenberger Only One Who Appean
to Have Decisive Lead.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Site Selected for tha New Federal
Bonding to Be Erected at
WASHINGTON, Nov. . (Special Tele
gramsThe aecretary of the treasury has
site for the publlo building to
gaarar pi io Red need.
NrW YORK. Nov. All grade of re
fined sugar were reduced SO cents a hun
dred pouud today.
There will " be vigorous opposition from j elect"l
I Via Vu.lnnlnv ii ar.tlrvn V.ln4t..o- . . '...) .... t be erect
tlon to any political policy, and an effort Iof ted l th MUthwt,t corner ' j?"
orobablv will be made to hlnrt th. rniA. nd Fifth street. The owner Is G. W.
tlon to keep entirely out of politics, both jWoodhurst and the price I W.OOO.
local and national. In the future. The mat- I Rurl carrier appointed for Iowa routes:
ter will be brought up soon after th con- Imogen, route No. t. Michael Dempsey, Jr..
vention assembles in the form of reaolu- carrier, Peter Dempsey, Jr., ubatituU;
Uons both approving and condemning the j Miles, route No. I. John F. Soil, carrier.
action of President Oompers and the mem.
hers o fthe executive board In supporting
the democratic ticket In the last campaign.
These resolution will be referred to the
committee on resolution and will not be
generally discussed until near the end of
The fight against politics In the organisa
tion will probably be led by socialist mem
bers, who have always nppesed tha Intro
duction of political questions Into the Fed
eration. They will be backed by a number
of republican, who have opposed ti.a ac
tion of th Federation leaders In the pres
ent campaign, and fy many delegates who
oonslder the recent campaign sufficient
proof that the Federation can accomplish
nothing In national politic.
Will Davla. substitute.
CONTRIBUTIONS ARE RETURNED
Marshall Accept Financial Aid
la HI Campaign In In.
COLUMBIA. Ind., Nov. 1-At the be
ginning of the campaign, Thoma R, Mar
shall, governor-elect of Indiana, mad tha
statement that he would accept no ooutri
button In financing hi political contaat.
In spit of this letter containing money
wer frequently received, th total being
about 3.0. Mr. Marsh ill ha accepted
none of this money and he I cow engaged
in returning tbe contrf
REVIVAL OF THE INDUSTRIES
Toledo Factories Preparing; to
same Work an Fall Capacity,
state debt. We will slmnlv cut down the
taxes and permit the state debt to run up K"eat toT ""eral day of President-elect
ftERln. W fnn ItAn Ane wrtrri anmit mtav " 1 A ail.
A few of the counties made tholr official
returns to tl:e secretary of state today and
these returns gave considerable encourage
ment to the republican state ticket, with
the exception of governor. While the re
turn were few, they indicated there wa
some ground for hoping that the entire
republican ticket. had been elected. Prac
tically every .officer did hi own figuring
and most of . them seemed satisfied - that
they had reason for feeling good over the
Employes of these officers began to
unfasten their trunk strap, but none wa
confident enough to begin unpacking for
another two year' stay.
At the democratic state headquarter it
was admitted this afternoon that it was
beginning to look like all of the repub
lican state ticket would land except gov
ernor. Shallenhersjer See Brpan,
Governor-elect Shallenberger was In Lin
coln today and spent a good portion of the
timo out at Fairview hi consultation with
Mr. Shallenberger said he expected to
recommend tn his message to the legisla
ture the enactment of laws In keeping
with the democratic state platform.
A horde of hungry-eyed democrats
awaited htm around th hotel and a lot
more Inquired for him after he had left.
The report reached here from Gage county
late this evening that a number, at least
six, democrats believed they deserved
place at the pie counter, and this bunch In
cluded Dr. .Fall, who had been there once
a the superintendent of the state Institu
tion at Beatrice. Mr. Shallenberger left
for his home tonight, accompanied by his
daughter, who I a student at) the State
university. A big demonstration will be
pulled off in Alma Saturday night In honor
of the new governor.
How East See Sheldon.
A copy of the Springfield. (Masa.) Republ
ican, containing some Information about
Governor Sheldon wa received at the state
house today. It came too late to wake up
the people I ntlme for them to re-elect
the governor. Here 1 the Item:
"Quite apart from consideration affect
Jng the national election. It I to bo hoped
that Covcrr.or 8hc!don of Nebraska, repub
lican, will receive a. handsome endorsement
at the hands of his people. He ha
achieved a notable record among the exe-
cutiver of tho country In being able to have
his promlee of reform placed on the
statute booka There Is to his credit and
that of the legislature which backed him
up, the anti-pass - law, the direct primary
law, the employers' liability law, the law
removing the SS.OOO damage limit, the pure
food law, and the railroad rate reduction
law surely an Imposing array of radical
TeacherV Session Ends.
The Nebraska Ptate Teachers' association
closed it session tonight, after having one
of the best meetings In Its history. The
attendance wa over 4.000 and Lincoln wa
taxed to it utmost to care for the crowds,
the teachers coming to town before the
political headquarters had closed.
Among the prominent speaker were
Arthur D. Call of Hartford, Conn.; Benja
min Ide Wheeler, president of the Unlver
slty of California; A. H. Waterhouae of
Fremont, Charles H. Miller of Lincoln,
Herbert C. Probaaco, E. E. Balcomb of
Oklahoma, Richard Green Moulton, Dr.
Goodwin, Mr. Carrie Br. Raymond. These
TOLEDO, O.. Nov. . With the national
election only thre days past, Toledo al
ready snows sign 01 wausiriai improve
ment. The Toledo Shipbuilding company
announce that work on a new drydock to
cost between $250, OuO and (300,000 will soon
begin. The Toledo Shipbuilding company,
which has a contract to build a new steel
freighter to cost SSOO.OuO, will push the
work. The Toledo Machine and Tool com
pany will soon be operating a full comple
ment of men. The Edward Tord Plate
Glaas company will start with a full force
of workmen in a few days. This concern
ha. only been turning out about 60 per cent , tne entertainment and In.truc
or Its capacity, ine loieao oianearjie uast
METHODISTS TALK MISSIONS
GenernI Committee on Forelom Work
at St. Loole to Discuss
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. . An appropria
tion of H.C60.000 to carry on its work next
year in Africa and China was made by the
general committee of foreign missions of
the Methodist Episcopal church In annual
The general committee of foreign missions
session here today.
of the Methodist Episcopal church met at
the Llndell Avenue Methodist church here
this morning for Its annual meeting, which
will continue until next Tuesday.
The sole work of the committee Is to
make appropriations for missionary work
for the year 1909, and under the rule of
th church It can appropriate no more than
has been received during the year which
closed October 31, 1908.
This amount will be disclosed by Dr.
Homer Eaton, treasurer, of the Board of
Foreign Missions. In his annual report
today. Approximately, however, $1,500000
will be appropriated.
The genera! committee Is composed of
the twenty-seven bishops of the church,
five officers of the Board of Foreign Mis
sions, fifteen clergymen and fifteen lay
men, representing the church territorially,
and seven clergymen and eight laymen,
representing the board of managers of the
Board of Foreign Missions.
Dr. Homer Eaton of New York reid the
treasurer's report showing combined re
cetpts of $1,342,338.06 and disbursements of
j ne report or ir. a. a. Leonard, cor
responding secretary of the Board of
Foreign Missions, after giving a resume of
the mission work of the year 1903, refers
to conditions In Cores, saying:
"In no Pagan country have we had the
same success in the same length of time as
1n Corea, and perhaps there Is no Pagan
country In the world that Is so ripe for
"The growth of the work has been ph
nominal and has far exceeded our ability
to give it financial support.
"It Is not extravagant to declare that
within ten years we wil have a million
Methodists In Corea If the work I ade
"From every field and from every de
partment of our work there come the cry
for money money and more mlslonarlea.
If the church will furnish the money we
will find the men and women who will
"Oh, that the Methodist EUscodjI church
would respond to the call of the general
conference sent forth last May: 1909,
$3,000,000; 1910, $4,000,000; 1911, $5,000,000; 1813,
"These sum are entirely practicable. If
our 3,000,000 Methodists would average five
oents a week for foreign minions, It would
place at the disposal of this general com
mittee annually $7,800,000.
"This ought to be done. It can be done.
It will be done In the not distant future.
FIFTH IS . CLOSE ON CONGRESS
Norrls. Republican, Claims It bp T we
and Ashton, Democrat, hp Six,
bnt Offlclnl fount Needed
to Settle It.
Complete returns from half the countlei
of Nebraska, Including Douglaa, with prac
tically It whole vote on state officers be- .
low the head of the ticket and without
Lancaster county. Indicate that there It
an excellent chance for republican state
treasurer, slat auditor and attorney gen
eral. In 47 counties Barton has a lead ol
2,107 In 46 counties Thompson's lead over
Fleharty Is 1.23G. In 47 counties Wllllamf
for railway commissioner falls only 80S
votes behind Cowglll. In the case of thli
office the chance of a republican victory
Brian leads over Mftokey In these coun
ties by $.171.
Shallenberger's lend will be fully ss high
aa has been previously Indicated. Eighty
six counties give him a plurality of 8,CKT,
as against a plurality In the same counties
two years ago for Sheldon of 10,192. when
he had a plurality In the state of 12,973.
In eighty-one counties Bryan has a plur-
aliat of 5,006. These sumo counties two
ears ago gave Sheldon a plurality of 11,-
$39. The remaining counties two years ago
gave Sheldon a plurality of 1,634, so Bryan'
plurality will be In the neighborhood of
The election of Klnpald republican to
congress In the Sixth olatrlct is cancelled.
M'COOK, Neb., Nov. 8.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The statement Is given out by the
republican 'congressional committees this
evening that Congressman G. W. Norrls of
the Fifth district has won by a mapority of
twenty-three. No detailed abstract of the
district Is given.
HASTINGS, Neb., Nov. 6. (Special Tele
gram.) Complete oflcla! returns from ail
counties In the Fifth congressional district
shows that Norrls, republican, Is elected by
a majority of not less than, five. Congres
sional Committeeman James tonight re
ceived reports from over tho district giving
Norrls a majority of twenty-two, but an
error, discovered late In the canvass here.
reduced the lead to seventeen. The demo
crats here admit now that orris I elected,
though they say their tabulation of all of
ficial return put the final orris majority
Compute Conatiea on President.
Tart. Bryan, don. bir.
Box Butt M
ing company 1 making preparation for a
resumption of business and the Toledo Fur
nace company Is operating one of It stack
with the probabilities of the resumption of
the other In a short time. Fully 6,000 men
will be affected by th resumption.
EARTHQUAKE SHAKES PLAUEN
Violent Shocks Make Dlstnrbanc la
German Cltp and Threaten
PLAUEN. Germany, Nov. t The most
violent earthquake ever experienced here
terrified the Inhabitant of th city at 5:40
o'clock thl morning. House were shaken
and the people fled, panlrstrlcken, Into the
streets. The' shock, which lasted for sev
eral minute, wa accompanied by sharp
explosion and thunderous rumblings tn
th earth. Sixty or seventy earthquake
hock hav been felt her dally for th
laat week. They are now becoming less
frequent but more violent. The tempera
ture of medicinal spring in J4i vicinity
haa Increased IS degrees,
tlon of the teachers and In addition there
were W. J. Bryan and -Governor Sheldon.
STUDENTS FLEE IN SMOKE
Balldlnc Reeentlp Converted Into
School Destroyed and Yonnc
Men Flea tor Live.
WASHINGTON. Nov. S About 150 tu
dent. clad or.ly In their night clothe, flod
through smoke and flarr.es from the Bliss
Electrical school, which wa burned to
the ground early today.
Th, building, which wa three stories
and of wooden construction, was located
In North Takoma. a suburb of the city.
The fire caught from defective insulated
wire In the kitchen. All of th students
In th dormitories made their esspe unln
Jurad, hut lot mot pf their effect. They
war asleep In their rooms almost half un
hour after th fir started, and many of
them wer forced to Jump from second
story window to save their lives. The lo
I estimated at about $00,000, Th structure
wa formerly known th North Takoma
hotel and had $en. used a a school about
RAILROAD BUSINESS HEAVY
Average Operating Revenue Per Mile
Greater Than Anp Other Year
Except Last Year.
Cherry . .
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6.-In the opinion
of Franklin K. Lane, Interstate commerce
oommlt-stoner the railroad. Industrial and
financial condition of the country la lm
proving rapidly. He said today;
"It 1 a fait, hardly be'.ltvable, but never
thelesa true because It Is reported by the
railroads themselves, that the total operat
ing revenue per mile of . railroads for the
year ended June 30, 1908, exceed that o
any other in the history of railroading tn
the United States, except the one year of
1907. The average operating revenue per
mile of line per month for th 328,000 miles
of railroad reporting to the commission waa
$S94 for the. fiscal year of 1908. This was
less by about $61 than for the year of 19-7,
but It wa more than any previous year
and was $118 per mile per month more thari
In the year of the last presidential elec
tion. Conditions rapidly are becoming nor
mal and prosperous."
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Complete Yoto a llovernor.
Natlonal Flower Show.
CHICAGO. Nov. 6. Masses of many-hued
bloacoms comprising more than 1,000 ex
hibit from different part of tha country
greeted the visitor to the national flower
how wh'ch opened today at the Coliseum
In thl city. Chrysanthemum hold tb
renter cf the stage today; tomorrow will
be devoted t roses, and Monday carna
tions will be exhibited. In addition to th
American prise flowers specimens from
Europe nd Australia will be shewn In sum-petition.
don. )'er. don. b ger.
Adams 1SH' 23U) 1543 177$
Antelope 1C0O 1413 1314 973
Fanner If3 56 77 3$
Blaine 2i 147 111 76
Home 1624 16..0 1407 10:8
Box Butte ' t9 0J 471 '
Boyd 99 8V) 714 628
Hurt 1M 1194 1640 91J
Buffalo '34 23H8 j60 1647
Butler 13 Slit 13h4 lfi
Brown 9 : 458 Xt
( ass 2i-7 1 229 1363 K61
C'edr 122 1742 lliu us
Chasu 27 47J 211 8,5
Cluy 19 214 1J 1467
Colfax l'19 lli 546 754
1'nerry 1"72 l' fc-4 4il
Cheyenne 8W 7XA 419 . v.i
-u.it er 24IM wi le )
Cuming 12?J 112 ti 1M0
Dawes ' 740 6t8 84
Dakota 756 690 6-8 124
Dawson 1646 S14 in JOJI
Deuel 0.:$ 32 104
Dixon 1"16 11 Km Hm
lkaiglaa 13566 16187 9C.5S t28
Dodge 2J-4 702 ij
Dundy W 411 in M
Fillmore 17i 4 14 1 V 9
Franklin liui IZVt 8 5 V29
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