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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 123.
OMAHA, MONDAY MUIIXINO, NOVEMBER 9, VMS.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Home Committee Will Begin Taking
PRINCIPLE OF NEW BILL
Will Be Drawn Aloir
V. ,j by Judge x
GOVERNORS TO Mi '
Second Conference to B. 1
Washington Next Mot
OTHER CONSERVATION a-ofllES
Country Life Commlanlou, National
rtlvera an4 Harbora Congress and
oitkrra Commercial Con
grese Alan to Meet.
WASHINGTON. Nov. . With the flrest
henrlng on the proposed revision of the
tariff, scheduled for next Tueaday. the ac
tive work of the committee oti way and
means of the house of representatives will
begin In Washington, although It has been
progressing during the receas of congreaa,
at Auburn, N. Y., the home of Representa
tive Sereno Payne, chairman of the com
mittee. The hearings will be completed
before the Sixtieth congress convenes for
Its last session, but the program fur the
revision doe not provide for the presenta
tion of the subject to congress until the
sixty-first congress la convened next March
In special aeaslon.
Judge Taft In hla speech accepting the
republican nomination for president out
lined In these words the poiky to be fol
lowed In revision:
'The republican doctrine of protection,
as definitely announced by the republican
. convention of this year and by previous
jfc.'nvcntlous, a that a tariff shall be Im
' posed on all Imported products, whether
of the factory, farm or mine, sufficiently
girat to equal the difference between the
cost of production abroad and at home,
and that thla difference should, of course,
Include the difference between the higher
wages paid In thla country and the wages
paid abroad and embrace a reasonable
profit to the American producer."
It ir understood that President Taft will
call t getlier the new congress In special
session Immediately after his Inauguration
and In his proclamation will repeat hla pre
viously expressed views on the tariff ques
Governors to Meet A sal a.
Invitations to a second meeting In Wash
ington to governors or their representa
tives ahev been sent out by the National
Conservation of Reaources commission. The
date announced la Tuesday, December &
At the tame time letters are going out
announcing for Tuesday, December 1. the
first general meeting of the conservation
commission Itself for organisation.
i I The governors will discuss the work
wb ii'h -Jbo' rational- eoosacvafJoo eommts
S.on has been carrying on during the aum-
' m.r and ,fall. Tho outcome of thla work
Is the f if aK thorough Inventory of the na
tional natural resourees the federal gov-
rrmnent has ever made.
On thla Inventory the report which Presi
dent Roosevelt has requested the commis
sion to make to him not later than Janu
ary 1 will be baaed.
The governors of more than halt the
atatea have appointed commissions, and
these commissions now are at work along
the same lines In their alatea that .the na
tional commission s following for the
whole country. The week beginning De
cember will be a conservation week In
Washington. There will be at least four
Importunt bodies In session here whose pur.
poses are connected with the conservation
movement. The Country Life commission
will hold a muetlng, after having completed
the first part of Its swing around the coun
try. The Southern Commercial congress,
whose chief purpose Is the awakening of
the people of the fourteen southern states
to the valuo of their natural resources,
will be In session on December 7 and 8.
and will then merge with the National
"" River and Harbors congress, which will
hold lis annual meeting December to 11.
Meetlnn- of Xatloual Grans;.
Three thousand farmers, hailing from
thirty states, will meet In this city next
Wednesday, when the National Orange
,e- .Patrons of Husbandry, assembles for Its
V f 7 forty-second annual convention. The con
T vcntlon will be significant as besrlng upon
(the financial, social and educational ad
vancement of the farmer.
V During the ten days' session of the
grange the program will cdver a wide
range of subjects. The farmers will dls
cuss methods by which the attractions of
the home may be enhanced. A concerted
movement will be Inaugurated among the
8.OOO.0W members to secure the passage in
congress of postal savings banks and par-cels-poat
legislation, to which the national
grange Is committed.
Teat ot Slguul Device.
Approval haa been given bv the BInc-k
Signal and Train Control board of the In
terstate Commerce commission for the pur
pose of test of an automatic train stopping
device, to be established on the Cole-Brook-dal
branch of the Philadelphia Reading
railroad, near Pottstown, Pa. It la a cab
signal and the automatic train stop de
signed In such a fashion thst If the engi
neer of the locomotive should fall for any
reason to observe a dnnger signal on his
route the train la brought to a stop auto
matically. One of the special features of
the device, and In this respect It differs
from any other aubmltted to the board. Is
Its application to train driven by means
of electricity. The board desires to make
a thorough and practical teat of the de
vice during the severe weather of the com.
- Already the board has Installed several
train slopping Inventions on ahort stretchea
of railway and Is trying them out. It Is
expected that so far as possible the various
devices will be explained In the forthcom
ing aanual report of the board, which
through the Interstate Commerce commis
sion l to be submitted to congress.
Enforcing; Allen Labor Law.
Sine Secretary Straus became the execu
tive head of the Department of Commerce
and Labor he haa paid particular attention
to caaea Involving violations of the alien
contract labor laws.
The records of the bureau of Immigra
tion and naturalisation for the fiscal year
onded Jure 10, show that there were
rejected at the porta of this country J, 832
aliens , seeking admission to the United
State purs ant to offers or promises of
employment made prior to migration. There
J . were arrested and deported from the United
Continued oa Second Page.)
CONDITION OFJME WEATHER
FORECAST TOR NEBRASKA Fair
T: "pruiur" at Omaha yesterday:
NATIONAL CIVIC EXHIBIT
Unique Exposition to Re Held la
Pittsburg In Connection with
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. . In connec
tion with the Joint yearly meeting of
the National Municipal league and the
American Civic association to be held In
Pittsburg, November 16 to 20, the flrnt
civic exhibit will be held. This will In
clude exhibits of Industrial conditions,
public health, municipal government, con
gestion of population, housing: conditions,
transportation, the land system and town
It Is expected that more than 200 ex
perts In civic affairs and active reform
era will be present, representing all the
largest cities. The questions of great
est public Interest which will be con
sidered by the Pittsburg meeting will be
those pertaining to the conservation of
natural resources, Including the forests;
public utilities commissions, with Chair
man Meyers of the Wisconsin commis
sion, Thomas M. Osborne of the New
York commission and Joseph B. Kastman
of the Ronton commission as the speak
ers) churter and electoral reforms, bill
for smoke nuisance, etc.
It Is also possible that a report will
be submitted pertaining to the recent In
quiry by the National Municipal league
concerning the liquor problem In the va
rious states. This Inquiry was conducteJ
entirely upon Impartial lines, with a view
to ascertaining the actual result of the
practical application of high license, lo
cal option, prohibition or other means.
Attorney General Bonaparto is president
of the National Municipal league and will
preside over the Pittsburg meeting. His
address will deal with the significance
of recent disclosures of corruption In pub
lic affairs and prosecutions.
Protection of American forests, with
special reference to forest-devastating
fires, will be the theme of a talk by
Oifford Pinchot of the United States for
ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE MEETS
Delegates from Mne States Will Hold
Conference In Dea Moines
DBS MOINES. Nov. 8,-Delegates from
nine states in the middle west were as
sembled In Dcs Moines Tuesday at the con
ference of the central district of the Amer
ican Antl-8aloon league, which Includes
Iowa. Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Mlnne-
sota. Souths 'Dakota. Nebraska,, Kansas and:
Colorado. ' ".
One of the chief matters for discussion
will be preparation for a new campaign to
secure in congress the enactment of the
Interstate commerce act for which a fight
haa been made many years without suc
cess, and whose defeat at the last session
of congress was laid at the door of Speaker
Cannon and used against him In his recent
contest for re-election.
There will also be some discussion of
the legislative policies of the league In
the different states and In this connection
also some debate on the relative merits of
tho prohibition and local option lawa.
There are within the league many super
intendents and field workers who believe
local option a more effective weapon
against tho liquor traffic than prohibitory
laws, and there are also many who stand
strongly for absolute, state-wide prohibi
tion. The conference will continue three days.
MINING SWINDLE UNEARTHED
Postal Officials Raid Offices ot Al
leged private Bankers In
NEW YORK, Nov. 8. That they have un
covered a get-rich-qulck swindle rivaling
In magnitude that of the 8torey Cotton
company of Philadelphia, la the belief given
expresalon tonight by postal authorities
here following a raid late today upon the
offices of George W. Emenuel & Co., pri
vate bankera, on Fifth avenue. Two arrests
were made by the local police on complaint
of police Inspectors, Louis A. Prince snd J.
Walter Larree being taken into custody
and held for the action of the federal au
thorities. The postal authorities are look
ing for Emenoel, head of the firm, but
said they believed he had fled the country,
perhaps having gone to Mexico. Emenuel
as Co. are accuaed of having used the malls
to defraud by aeeklng to sell stock of a
Mexican gold mine, which their literature
Is said to have represented as yielding a
yearly return of 29 per cent to the Investors,
fully guaranteed by an International bank
ing house. According to the postal au
thorities 50,000 or more investors have re
mitted money to Emenuel & Co. to the
amount of at least $500,000.
SHERCLIFFE STARTS NORTH
Alleged Train Robber Leaves Ksoi-
Till for Minneapolis la Charge
. . of Two Oltlrers.
KNOXyiLLH. Tenn.. Nov. .' Frank
Bhercllffe, alias Sherman Morris, arrested
In this city on Friday, October JO, at the
tratance of Minnesota authorities, charged
with train robbery near Minneapolis, waa
today removed from the. local Jail on requi
sition papers and started north In charge
ot City Detective Bunnrldge of Minneapolis
and Deputy Sheriff Stutta. Colorado auth
orities were also anxious to get the pris
oner, he having been sentenced to twenty
years for murder In that state and escap
ing from a train running at rapid apeed,
and while In the custody of Sheriff Bonner.
Bhercllffe was heavily Ironed by the of
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WATER COMPANY MAY FIGHT
R. S. Hall Prononncei Union Pacific's
LAWSUIT MAY BE THE OUTCOME
Bold Forties to the Controversy
Over Bart Street Reservoir Site
Claim Tltlo to tho
Legal action may be taken l)y the Omaha
Water company to protect Ita avowed rights
to the land comprising the old Burt street
reservoir site, across which the t'nlon Pa
cific began to lay Its tracks Sunday morn
ing, immediately after midnight. H. S. Hall,
attorney for the water company, said as
much last night and will take up the mat
Both companlea claim title to this land,
the I'nlon pacific maintaining Its right
dstes back to ISC3, the water company
clalma Its deed is at least twelve years old.
Mr. Hall ssld last night he could not go
Into a discussion of the subject until he
has given It renewed consideration.
''No, we did not anticipate any such ac
tion by the I'nion Pacific," he said.
Asked If the matter had been In contro
versy of late, he replied, "Not specially."
Asked how the water company acquired
possession of this land. Mr. Hall said:
"1 don't propose to discuss that question
at this time."
Mr. Hall pronounced the action of the
Union Pacific "an act of violence."
Worlr All Day Sunday.
At midnight Saturday night the Union
Pacific Railroad company sent a force
of 100 men to take possession of this
land and to luy a track across the basin
to hold possession. The water company
tried to stop the laborers by turning
water In the basin, but the Union Pacific
had such a start that the work could not
be headed off and the laborers continued
their work all day Sunday.
The land In question has been In dis
pute for some time, but as no agreement
could be reached the Union Pacific took
forcible possession when no legal process
could stop the work.
"We have held. the fee title to the
south two-thirds of the south basin on
the river front for twenty-five years,"
aald Bdson Rich, general attorney for the
Union Pacific. "In 1880 this land was
leased to the water company that a basin
might be built for settling water lor the
use of Omaha. These basins were aban
doned In 1892 and were of no further use
to the water company. We needed the
land which belonged to us for trackage.
We have not enough room around there
now to store the cars of the ameltlng
company, so we tried to get possession
of our own land to level down for stor
age tracks. To several overtures the
Omaha Water company would make no
reply when we asked It what claim It
had, so we decided to take forcible pos
session. The tracks are laid and cars
are on the tracks and the men workad
Sunday leveling down the plot.
SeHd ritr Block.
"The tract Is half a block wide and a
block long and Joins other property owned
by the Union Pacific on the south, ex
tending to the smelting works. The mat
ter of crossing Eighth street Is merely
temporary and will be adjusted."
"There is no question that the Omaha
Water company owns this land and ac
quired It in the early '80s," ald A. B.
Hunt, superintendent of the Omaha Water
company. "The dividing lines have al
ways been Indefinite, although we did
lease part of one basin from the Union
Pacific. The reet of the land Is owned
by the water company. It shows on the
face that the railroad company does not
think Its claim to the land very btrong
when it Is compelled to take forcible
possession at midnight."
WINDUP OFJTHE CAMPAIGN
Victor Roaewater Returns from ChU
"to, Where National Head
quarters Are Closed.
Victor Rosewater returned Sunday morn
ing from Chicago, where he spent most of
the last three months In charge of western
publicity for the national republican cam
paign. He waited in Chicago for the ar
rival of National Chairman Hitchcock Sat
urday for the closing of the campaign
Owing to other engagements Mr. Rose
water waa compelled to decline en Invita
tion by Mr. Hitchcock to aind Sunday
with him and ether officers and members
of the national campaign committee at
French Lick Springs: Secretary Hayward
was among those who spent the Jay there.
He expected to reach his home In Nebraska
As director of the literary bureau for the
western division, Mr. Roaewater Is com
pleting a report to be submitted to Chair
man Hitchcock which concludes:
."I want to emphasise the cordial co-operation
accorded thla bureau by the great
army of active republican newspapers
throughout the country. Out of unselfish
xeal and party loyalty these newspapers
have not only given freely of their valua
ble space, but often incurred no Inconsid
erable expense of their own to further re
publican success. The publishers of these
republican newspapers are entitled to a
large measure of credit for whatever re
sults may hava been attained by the lit
erary bureau under my direction. In com
bating the appeals and arguments of the
Her. Alexander Peck.
SIOUX CITY, la., Nov. 8 -(Sp-cln!.)-Rev.
Alexander Simeon Peck, aged 74 years,
one of the oldest Presbyterian ministers In
Iowa, la dead at his home. 1414 Jones street.
He was born In Jamestown, N. Y., Febru
ary 28, 1834. In 18o he moved with hla
parents to Omaha. He served In the civil
war and after the war was graduated from
Hanover college. His theological training
was' finished in Chicago and he had chargea
at Wyoming. Dallas Center, Tamlngdale
and Perry In Iowa. In more recent years
he has had charges in 8outti Dakota.
Mra. Fred Dryer.
SPENCER. 8. D., Nov. S. (Special.)
Mra. Fred Dryer, one of the most promi
nent old-time resident of McCook county,
is dead. She was born In Brandenburg!
Germany, in 1145, and came to this coun
try when a girl. She was the mother-la-law
of Rev. Mr. Beasler of thla city.
Residence Soar Btnrgls.
8TURG1S. 8. D., Nov. S.-(Special.)-The
Borsch residence two miles west of town
was destroyed by fire last night with all
contents, loss total, , damage t2.5O0;. Insur
ance. I1.0M. Fire supposed to have started
In defective chimney.
YICTORIEN SARDOU IS DEAD
Dean of French Dramatists Dies In
Paris of Pnlmonary Con
creation. PARIS, Nov. I. Vlctorlen Sardou. who
had been 111 for a long time, died today of
pulmonary congestion. He was the dean
of rench dramatists and a member of the
The nan whose first rlay was hissed
and who then wanted to go to America
to seek his fortune, died rich and honored,
with the proud title of France's greatest
and most prolific contemporary dramatist.
Vlctorlen Sardou Was possed of singular
charm and waa greatly beloved and there
is universal regret that he left no memolis.
He was born In Paris, September 7. 1811.
the son of Leandre Sardou, an educational
ist. At first he studied medicine and was
obliged, In consequence of the embarrass
ments of the family, to give private les
sons In history, philosophy and mathe
matics. He also made attempts ' In literature,
writing articles for several reviews and for
the minor Journals.
His first comedy "La Taverns Dea Etudl
ants," was produced in 1S34 in Odeon, then
the second state theater, btu It proved a
coiraletee failure. He then wrote the
comedy "Lea Pat tea De Mouche." which
waa produced with great success in 1880,
and subsequetly adapted for the English
stage under the title of "A B?rav of
At the age of 75, Sardou witnesses the
production of his latest drama "L'Affatre
Dea Poisons," at the Porte St. Martin
This rlay, which has to do with the In
famous Camarilla, existed under the reign
of Louts XIV, and which was presented
for the first tllme on December 7, last, la
still running to crowded housea
Almost every land knows the heroes and
heroines born of Sardnu's resourceful mind.
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt has won her great
est triumphs in roles ha wrote for her,
such as Tosca, Fedora, Theodora and Gls
monda. "Mme. Sana Gene" was written for Mme.
Rejane, In which she portrayed the out
spoken, good-hearted wife of Marshal Le
Fevre. It was translated Into English, and
Plr Henry Irving and Miss Terry were
een in it at the Lyceum. The great Eng
lish actor also appeared in "Robespierre,"
and other products of the geniys of master
M. Sardou realised a princely fortune by
his writings and bnllt a splendid chateau
at Marlyle-Roy. He married on June 17,
1872, Ml!?. Soulder, daughter of the con
servateur of the museum of Versailles. He
whs decorated with the legion of honor In
1853 and was elected a member ot the
Frtnch Academy In 1877.
FIGHT AGAINST MR. GOMPERS
To Be the Principal Feature In Con
vention of Federation of
DENVER. Nov. . Beginning at 10
o'clcck tomorrow mofiitng at the Auditor
ium the twenty-eighth annual convention
of the American Federation of Labor will.
It Is predicted, be the most JmportarA gath
ering of delegates ,u it eiojventloli ot XhuX
body in Its history.
The all Important .qtiestlcn to he decided
la the endorsement of the political pro
gram carried out by the executive council
during the recent preeidentlal campaign,
and which has generally been referred to
as Mr. Gomper'i plan.
Opponents of Samuel Oompers, president
cf the federation, of more or lesa strength
within the federation, are w irking together
In an effort to organise a plan against his
re election. They are charging h'm with
"pernicious political activity" and uslna;
other arguments to convince delegates that
Gompers has lost his standing ns a leader
of working n en and that the working
classes need expect nothing from .-ongress
In the way cf legislation If Gompers con
tinues at the head of the federation.
Among those who are expected to lead
the fight on the federation's president Is
Daniel Keefe, of the Longshoremen's un
ion, who was charged with deserting tho
federation's legislative committee and com
ing out for Taft In consideration of the
premise of political office. Although it la
difficult to get the temper of the delegates
at this time, local leaders who will par
ticipate in the sessions of ti e convention
laugh at the Idea of Gompers being turned
down, but declare their certainty of opln
Ion that not only will he be upheld, but
that Keefe will be removed from his pWc
as a vice president of the federation and
all liia followers will suffer like defeat for
whatever office or other preferment they
may eeek. They point to the fact of the
defeat cf certain candidate for congresa
known as enemies of labor as a distinct
victory to the cause and one to be Joyful
over, In spite of the federation's unfruitful
support of the democratic rational ticket.
In addition to thla leading question there
ara a number of matters up for decision,
mostly relating to Internal dissensions of
affiliated bodies, quarrels over Jurisdic
Halt a dosen cities are after the conven
tion for 1W9.
COUNCIL THREATENS TO WAKE
Promises to Discuss Extreme Case of
Hospital Physician Thla
The committee of the whole of the coun
cil this afternoon will discuss the appropri
ation of more funds for the commissioner
of health. Dr. R. W. Connell notified the
council nearly a couple of weeks ago that
Dr. Straus. Uie physician In charge of the i
Emergency hospital, was without food and
coal and had received no pay since Sep
tember with which to buy provisions with
and that he la In danger of starv
ing or treeslng to death. To date, how
ever, the council has been content to let the
physician waste away, putting oft until this
afternoon the discussing of the feasibility of
letting the commissioner of health have
more money with which to wage hla cam
paign against unsanitary and unhealthy
conditions In Omaha.
USE FOR SCHOOL BUILDINGS
Abandoned Mrurtures nt Winnebago
to Be Used for General Agency
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. 8.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Indian Commissioner Leupp today
decided that the abandoned Indian school
building upon the Winnebago reservation
should be turned over to Albert H. Neale,
superintendent of the Winnebago reserva
tion, for such usee as he may deem advis
able. The old agency buildings are entirely
Inadequate for the purposes for which they
were originally constructed and additional
buildings are most Imperatively needed,
therefore It has been decided to remodel
the abandoned Winnebago school buildings
and convert them to the uses of the agency.
,N fl) FINALS IN STATE
Republicans Secure Five and Demo
crat Four State Officers.
CONGRESSMEN FOUR TO TWO
CowaMIl, Democrat, for Railway Com
mlssloner Haa lx Handred Elahty
Lend, with Only Three Small
Complete returns from eighty-five Ne
braska counties Indicate the republicans
will save five state officers and give the
democrats three below governor. The re
publicans get two congressmen and the
The compilations show Cowlea (rep.) for
land commissioner has secured a lead over
Eastham (dem.) In these counties amount
ing to 1.772, which the five remaining coun
ties that four years ago did not hava a re
publican lead of over 50 together, are not
likely to overcome.
This would mske the roll of state officers
as follows: Governor, A. C. Shallenberger
(dem.); lieutenant governor. E. O. Garrett
(dem.); secetary of state, Dr. A. T. Gate
wood (dem.); treaaurer, Lawson G. Brian
(rep.); auditor, Silas R. Barton (rep.); su
perintendent of schools, E. C. Bishop (rep.);
attorney general, William T. Thompson
(rep.); commissioner of public lands and
buildings, Edward B. Cowles (rep.): rail
way commissioner, William H. Cowglll
Such a lineup would give the republican
officers control of the State Board of Equal
ization composed of the governor, secretary
of state, treasurer, land commissioner and
The figures from eighty-seven counties
complete on state auditor shows Barton to
have a lead over Price of S.4S1. Eighty
five counties on attorney general give
Thompson a pluarility of 4.3S5 over Fle
harty. In eighty-five counties, Brian leads
Mackey by 2.607. It is apparent that for
aecretary of state, George C. Junkln la de
feated by Oatewood, eighty-five counties
showing a plurality of 1,782 for Gatewood.
Cowles In the same counties practically re
verses the vote, securing 1.772 majority over
Eastham. who has been claiming election
to the, office of land commissioner.
Close on Railway Commissioner.
Computations on railway commissioner
were altered Sunday by the discovery of
an error In computing the Douglas county
returns which give Williams now a plur
ality of 1,808 in the county and a plurality
of 680 In eighty-seven counties. The Doug
las county vote stands: Williams, 13,891;
Results cannot be gTeatly changed from
these figures which on railway commis
sioner are minus the vote of Blaine, Mc
Pherson and Keya Paha counties which
two years ago gave a majority of 2 for
Sheldon. The total vote In these counties
Figures on the various officers are as fol
Secretary of state, eighty-five counties.
Junkln, 126,640; Gatewood, 128.422; Gatewood a
m. State auditor, eighty-seven counties, Bar-
ttm, 130,681 ;TMce,r.200; Barton" plurality,'
Treasurer, eighty-five counties, Brian,
126.891; Mackey 124,284; Brian' . plurality.
Attorney general, eighty-five counties,
Thompson, 128.082: Fleharty, 123,797; Thomp
son's plurality, 4.285.
Land commissioner, eighty-five counties,
Cowles, 126,081; Eastham, 124,309; Cowles'
Railway commissioner, eighty-seven coun
ties, Williams. 127,630; Cowglll. 128.310; Cow
gill's plurality, 680.
ECHO OF JTKILLIP CASE
F. A. Broatan Will Press Clalma for
Deeds to Certain Parts ot
For the reason that certain properties
were deeded to the Union Central Life com
pany within four months of the time P. E.
McKtlllp of Humphrey and Newman Grove
went Into bankruptcy, it may be held by
the courts that these properties belong to
all the creditors, share and share alike, and
the creditors may get more out of the
bankrupt estate than was at first thought.
F. A. Brogan, attorney for the trustee,
has Just returned from Cincinnati, where
he found some of the properties were
deeded to the Union Central 'only a short
time before bankruptcy proceedings were
begun. In other cases it has been main
tained that the deeding of property shortly
before going Into bankruptcy la not holding
and that the deeding shows intent to de
fraud. For thlrf reason It Is held by the
trustee that the deeded properties should
belong to the entire estate and for the
benefit of all the creditors. Upon the dis
covery that the deeds were made Just prior
to the bankruptcy proceedings, Mr. Brogan,
as attorney for the trustee, who represents
the creditors, will press the claim against
The suit Instituted by the trustee against
the Union Central Life company will be
heard In federal court.
Y. W. C. A. RAISES LIFE FEES
Wll Advance from Twenty-Five to
One Hundred Dollars First
The board of directors of the Young
Women's Christian association will be
raised from 125 to fluO, the change going
Into effect April 1, 19t. the beginning of the
i association year. So far as can be ascer
tained the Omaha association Is tho only
one whose life membership fee Is less than
SUM, and the board considers that the priv
ileges of such membership warrant the ad
vance. Announcement, la also made of. a
Junior membership fee of 50 cents a year
tor girls under 15 years of age. This will
go Into effect immediately and will entitle
the girls to the privileges of the classes.
Regular membership which costs 11 a year
la not extended to young women under 15
and the Junior branch la established to meet
the demands of the girls.
JOHN R. KIRK OF MISSOURI
First Republican to Break tho Demo
eratle Lino In Show-Me State
John R. K1rk. formerly state superin
tendent of Missouri, who stopped in Omaha
Saturday to see the Nebraska-Ames game
while enroute from the state teachers'
meeting at Lincoln to his home at Kirks
vllle. Mo., wss the first republican to
break into officialdom In the "show-me"
state. Mr. Kirk was elected state super
intendent of public instruction in 18S4 and
held offloe until 189. Blnce then he has
been president of the Missouri State normal
at Klrkavllle. W. A. Lewis. In the depart
ment of chemistry in tba normal school,
accompanied Mr. Kirk.
TWO ROBBERIES ARE BLOCKED
One lllahwayman anal One ricu-
poeket Nabbed with the
An assault and attempted robliery was
mi.de upon Mrs. II. E. Merrill of (H Nrt!i
Eighteenth street near the corner of Eight
eenth and Cass streets at an early hour
Mrs. Merrill was returning homo and as
she neared the corner she was knocked
down by Frank nro""ks, who snatched her
pockctbook and fled. , A passerby saw the
theft and started in pursuit of the man.
Officers Allen and Carey happened to be
near and Joined In the chnse. Brooke wah
overtaken near the corner of Sixteenth and
Cass streets and taken to the police sta
tion. In his flight he threw away the pocket-
book which waa afterward found by the
officers and returned to Mrs. Merrill. It
contained a small amount of money and
a pair of gold framed glasses.
Brooks is well known to the police, hav
ing been mixed up In several questionable
deals. Once he was officially reported
dead, an inquest was held over his sup
posed body and he was reported burled.
Shortly afterwards, however, he turned up
In police court and it developed that a
body which was found Ini the weeds near
the Lyons hotel and which was identified
as his was that of someon? elst.
A temporary charge of being a suspicious
character waa placed against him at the
station last night.
While A. W. Powell of 830 South TWrty
flfth street wo on a car returning from
the foot ball game at Delta park yesterday
afternoon he was relieved of hla pocket-
book. Detectives Donahue and McDonald
were on the car and promptly arrested
George Wheeler who gives Denver as hla
residence. The pockctbook was recovered
and Wheeler was taken to the police ela
tion where a charge of larceny from the
person haa been placed against him.
Friday night W. Sutherland of Iowa
City, la., had a suit case stolen at the
Union depot in this city. Yesterday Offi
cer Flynn arrested Frank Hess who says
he Is a burtender fionj, Fremont and re
covered the missing bagnage. Sutherland
will remain In the city to appear agalnat
HONOR TO J0HNEDW. KEYES
Tribute Paid to Memory of Late
President of Omaha Philo
Services In memory of John Edward
Keyes, president of the Omaha Phllo-
aophlcal society who recently died, were
held by the society yesterday afternoon,
taking the plce of the regular address on
"Cowards" to have been delivered by K.
Rev. Frank L. Loveland of the First
Methdist church delivered the principal
address in which he paid a tribute to Mr.
"You have got to bring a man up In your
memory rather than in your vision to Judge
him correctly." he said. "We are too close
to Lincoln today to properly measure him
I am not sure but the man Is yet to be
born, and he may have a black skin, to
pay proper tribu'.e to Abraham Lincoln.
I am not sure but the same may be sntd
of Mr. Keyes.. Perhaps the grass will have
to grow green over the grave of Mr. Keyes
for many years before this society oan pay
proper tribute to him.
"I like to aee a man broad between the
eyes, with a big heart and deep sympathy.
such he had. He used to say he was a
heretic unburned. If he was I thank God
for such heretics unburned. I can still trust
a man's Intellect If it does go erratic some
times. If he has a broad heart and human
sympathy behind It."
Several other membera of the society
spoke of the relations with Mr. Keyes and
the society adopted a resolution to his mem
RECEPTION AT B0YLES SCHOOL
Number of Nebraska and Ames Stu
dents Attend Annual Faculty
It seemed peculiarly fitting that Boylea
college should have a reception last even
ing and the occasion was Improved by
quite a number of university boys who
were in the city. It was the occasion of
the annual reception of the faculty to
the students, graduates and friends of
the institution. Being advertised as "a
business college with a university at
mosphere," the presence of a number of
students from Ames and Lincoln made it
a delightful occasion.
The decorations were scholastic, a large
number of school and college pennants
decorating the rooms. The large tele
graph room and the gymnasium were
thrown Into one for the occaalon. A
short program opened the evening's
pleasure, Elmer Umsted, a sleigh t-of-hand
expert, doing a number of mys
teries, followed by a eolo from Miss Lida
Peterson, a student. Mr. Umsted also
gave a piano solo and Prof. Wirt told
some entertaining stories, after which
dancing was the amusement for those de
siring it and games and a social hour
took the time of others.
HOPE FOR PAVING THIS FALL
Commissioners Relieve, Despite Con
flict, Military and Irvlngton
Roads Will Bo Laid.
In spite of the fact that the paving of the
Lower Irvlngton and the Military roads has
been held up ten days by a restraining or
der, which was dissolved Saturday, the
county commissioners hope the paving of
the two roads can be finished before frost
comes. The coi tractors, E. D Van Court
and the Katz-Craig Construction company,
had considerable material on the ground
before the restraining order waa Issued,
and will resume work at once, now that the
court has rescinded Its order. Commis
sioner Ure declared yesterday he did not
believe the paving of the Dodge Btreet
road, for which Michael Ford has the con
tract, could be completed before next
spring. The contracts limits his time to
December 1, but the commissioners do not
expect the road will be finished then. As
soon as the road freesea work will have
to be stopped until the spring thaw.
ORDER FOR FIFTY ENGINES
Milwaukee Roda to Make Blar Addi
tion to Its Trifle Moving
DUNKIRK. N. Y., Nov. S.-Tho Chicago.
Milwaukee A St. Paul railroad has placed
an order for fifty engines, to be built at
the Brooks Locomotive Works.
SPENCER. 8. D, Nov. 8. (Special.)
Wtllalm Peppmuller and Minnie Field,
prominent young people of Spencer, were
married hers Sunday. Mr. Peppmuller la
proprietor of tho Spencer mills. They
will reside here.
JUDGE TACT'S FAITH
President Roosevelt Answers Question
Regarding His Religious Belief.
PURELY A PRIVATE MATTER
Not a Question for nn.rl in-
AGITATION IS AN OUTRAGE
Practice Would Mean Destruction of
Real Freedom of Conscience.
FATAL TO TRUE RELIGION
Proscription of This Kind Would
Mean Reversion to Dreadful
Condition Existing in
WASHINGTON. Nov. 8-"Secrotary Taft'e
rellgioua faith Is purely his own private
concern and not a matter for general dis
cussion and political discrimination," siys
President Roosevelt In a letter to J. C.
Martin of Dayton. O.. made public tonight,
in which he answers numerous correspond
Tho president ssye he deferred the pub-
licatlon of the letter until now to avoid
any agitation likely to Influence the elec
tion. The lrt'er follows!
November 6, 19ns My Dear 8lr: I have
received your letter running In part ns .
follows: 'While It is claimed almost uni
versally that religion should not enter Into
politics, yet there Is no denying that It
does and that the mass of the voters
that are not Catholics will not support a
man for any office, especially for presi
dent of the Unltad States, who is a Roman
" 'Since Taft has been nominated for
president by the republican party tt Is being
circulated and la constantly urged as a
reason for not voting for Taft that he Is
an Infidel (Unitarian) and his wife and
brother Roman Catholics. If his
feelings are in sympathy with the Roman
Catholic church on account of his wlf-
and brother being Catholic, that would
be objectionable to a sufficient number
of voters to defeat him. On the other
hand, If he la an Infidel, that would be
sure to mean defeat.
" 'I am writing this letter for the sole
purpose of giving Mr. Taft an opportunity
of letting the world know what his re
ligious belief Is.' "
Acitatlon an Outrage.
"I received many letters such as yours
during the campaign, expressing dissatis
faction with Mr. Taft on religious ground;
some on the ground that he was a Uni
tarian and others that he was suspected
to be In sympathy with Catholics. I did
not answer any of these letters during the
campaign because I regarded It as an out
rage even to agitata such a question as a
roan's religious convictions with the pui.---
pose of Influencing a political election,. Tttl' '
now that the campaign Is over, when there"'
is opportunity for men to calmly consider
whither such proposition as you make In
your letter would lead. I wish to Invite
them to consider them and I have selected
your letter to answer because you advance,
both the obJctlons commonly urged sgilnst
Mr. Taft, namely: That be Is a Unitarian
and also that he Is suspected of sympathy
with the Cothollrs.
Blow to All liberty.
You ask that Mr. Taft shall let the World
know what his religious belief Is. This Is
purely of his own private concern and 't
is a matter between him and his Maker,
a matter for his own conscience and to re
quire, it to be made public under penalty
of political discrimination Is to negative
the flrat principles of our government
which aruprantees religious liberty and the
right to each man to act In religious af
fairs as his own conscience dictates.
"Mr. Taft never asked my advice In the'' "
matter, hut If he asked I should have em- ,
phatlcallv advised him agalnat thus stat
ing publicly his religious belief. The de
mand for a-statement of a candidate's re
ligious belief can have no meaning except
that there may be discrimination for or
nralnst htm becausa of that belief. Dis
crimination against the holder of one faith
means retaliatory discrimination agalnat
men of othrr talths. The Inevitable result
of entering upon such a practice wculd be
an abandonment of our ral freedom of
conscience and a reversion to the dreadful
conditions of religious dlssenajlons whlcii
In many lands have proved fatal to true
liberty, to true religion and all advance In
allfleatlona of Officials.
"To discriminate ngalnat a thoroughly
upright citizen becanso he belongs to some
particular church, or because, like Abra
ham Lincoln, hn has expressed his dis
avowal to any church, is am outrage
against thst liberty of conscience which la
one of the foundatlcns of American life.
You are entitled to know whether a man
seeking your suffrage Is a man of clean
and upright life, honorable In all his deal
ings with his fellows, and fit by qualifi
cation and purpose to do well In the great
office for which he la a candidate, but you
ure n t entitled to know n atters which 1U
between himself and his Maker,- If It Is
proper or legitimate to oppose a man for
being a Unitarian, as was John Quln.f
Adams, for Instsnce, as Is the Rev. Ed
ward Everett Hale, at the preser4 moment
chaplain of the senate anil an Amerloxn
of whose life sll good Americans are proud
then it would be equally proper to sup
port or oppose a man because on his Justi
fication by faith, or the method of auniln
Uterlng the sacrament, or the gospel of
salvation by works. It you once enter
i pon such a career there Is iiba'ilutely lwo
limit at which you can legitimately atop.
"8o much for yi ur ohjectlcns to Mr. Taft
becaure he Is a Unitarian. N w, for your
obectlons to him because you think his
wife and brother to be Roman Catholics.
As It huppens, they are not; but if they
were If he were a Roman Catholic himself,
it ought not to affect In the slightest de
gree any man's supporting him for the po
sition! of president. You say that 'The mnas
of the voters that are not Catholics will
not support a man for any office, espe
cially for president of the United Stat '
whu Is a Catholic."
R(iotrr ol fleneral.
"I believe when you say this you foully
J slander your countrymen I do not for one
moment believe the mass of our fellow
citizens, or that any conaldi-rable number
of our fclluw-cltlzens, can be influenced by
such narrow bigotry to refuse to vote for
any thoroughly upright and fit man Le
causo he happens to have a particular re
ligious cried. Such a consideration should
never m treated as a reason for either
supporting or, opposing a candidate for a
political office. As you aware that them
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