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OMAHA, MONDAY MOUSING, NOVEMBKIl 1G, 190.
SLNHLK COPY TWO CENTS.
CALL FOR FAltMtu
President Make Sugft"
in, Country Life Co
t ' ion.
Tl ' RD
Two New Member! Named wi. ;
ot Carrying: Out Sng-g-eition.
CO-OPERATION OF THE FARME.
Sateen or . Failure Depend! on the
' Attitude of People.
TOPICS ARE SUGGESTED
President Bnilcr ot "e Commission,
in . An'iwrr to President's
WASHINGTON. Nov- lS.-Through the
co-operation ql farmer, and professional
interest!' connected with them, throughout
trio Cnlled States In the work of the
country life commission l urged, end the
appointment of two additional member,
of the commission. Charles S. Barrett of
Vnlon City. Ua., nd William A. Heard
of Sacrimento. Cal.. Is announced In a
letter of President Rooaevelt to Chairman
Bailey of the commlaeion.
The letter and reply of Mr. Bailey wel
coming the president's suggestions were
made Tubllc today. The president's letter
follow", dated November :
Dear Prof. bailey: I wish at me
cordially to thank you for the way
you have taken hold of the wort
re. dolnf. , No more vaiuaoie worn
he oeoole of this country can be done.
because ho moro valuable work for the
firmer of thla ountry cn be done.
'Jy firmer of thla o
Jf "Now,' of cours
i, the work dependi
21 the people In the
' of the farming pco
rae, the whole success 01
depend upon the attitude or
opinion of t'.ie country-
people of the ITnlted Statea.
If they feel an awakening Interest in wnat
V you are doing they ahould manifest It.
Moreover, It la essential that the farmers,
the men' who actually live on the aoil,
should feel a sense of ownership In thla
commission; should feel that you. gentlemen,
in very truth represent them and are re
rponslve to their desires and wishes no less
than their needs. It seems to me, there
fore, that U would be wise to try and get
Into the closest touch possible with the
farmers of the country and to find out from
them, so far as you are able. Just what
they regard a being the subjects with
which It Is mst Important that you should
A.. This you are already doing by Bend
ing out a circular of questions and by hold
ing meetings In . different pans
Vnl'.ed State. , But , perhaps
more can be done.
, Meetings ef Farmers Advised.
"' " ''! accordingly suggest that you ask the
f.rmrra.-to-iromei.et'Vi: t W . aevaral
,. achooi diiUrlctaof the country ao that they
may meet and consider these matters. 1
suggest the school districts because the
school house would be the natural and the
proper place for auch a meeting; or they
i. could meet at other customary or conven-
" nt places. It would ba well If the meet
ings could be held within the next three
or four weeks; that la. before congress u
Journa prior to the Chrtatmaa holidays, so
that at the time of the reassembling of
congress early In January you will have
tl.e reports of the meetings and so will be
In position to advise definitely what should
be done. I suggest that you ask them to
meet not later than Saturday, December
6, and. you will, of course, use your own
Judgment whether to summon the meetings
by circular or otherwise.
Throughout thla letter where I use the
word farmers" t mean also to Include all
those who llva In the open country and
are Intimately connected with thoee who do
the farm work ministers, school teachers,
physicians, editors of country papers. In
short, alt men and women whoea life work
la done either on ihe farm or In connec
tlon with the life "work of those who are
on the, farm.
Few Teplre Suggested.
"You know better than t what toplca you
will suggest. How would. It do to Include
such topics as: I '
" 'The Kfflolency of the Rural Schools.'
'Farmers' Organlratlons." The Question of
Farm I-abor." 'The Need of Good Roads,'
Improved Postal Facilities.' -Sanitary Con
dltlona on the farm.' ate.
"Tour purpose la neither to Investigate the
farmer nor to Inquire Into technical meth-
eda of farming. You are simply trying to
ascertain what are the general economic,
social, educational and sanitary conditions
of the open country and what, if anything,
the farmer themaelves can do to help
themselves and how the government can
help them. To this end your especial de
alre is to get In touch with and repreaent
the farmers themselves. The commission
now consists of five members. I shall ask
two more gentlemen to serve upon it, so
that the full membership wfll be as fol
lows; -Prof. L. II. Bailey, New Tork State Col
lege of Agriculture, Ithaca, N. Y.. chair-'
man; Henry Wallace, Wallace's Farmer,
Des Moines. Is.J Kenyon L. Butterfield,
president MassaihuscJs Agricultural col
lege, Amherst, Mess.; Clifford Plnchot,
United States forest service, Washington,
V. C; Walter II. Page of North Carolina,
editor of the World's Work; Charles 8.
Barrett. Union City. Ga., and William A.
Beard, Sacramento, Cal.
"Again thanking you, and with all good
wisho for your success in this great and
important work, believe me. very sincerely
jours, TIIOODORB ROOSEVKLT."
Bailer "end Reply.
Mr. Bailey's reply to the president fol
lows: "The Commission on Country Life Is
much gratified that Us efforts have nut
with your approval. The public Intereats
In the subject seems to be widespread and
to be constantly growing, as the purpose
of tha Work becomes known. Discussion
of lito Inquiry that the commission is mak
ing, among the. people themselves la the
test means of arriving at a clear under
standing of what the country life problems
really are. .
"Th commission gladly welcomes your
suggestion that all country people come to
I gather to consider these great questions
nd ' hereby requests all persons who are
specially Interested In the welfare of the
open country t meet In their usual gath
ering places on or berfore December &, to
discuss the subject you suggest or any
question oa whjch the commission is mak
ing InqulrUs. . '
"Copies of the questions may be secured
(Continued oa Second Page.)
NO FRICTION WITH JAPAN
Denial from White llonse and State
Department nf Current
WASHINGTON. Nov. 15. The attention
of the Hilmlnintratlon was today directed
to the publications Indicating It to be the
purpose of the United States government
'.j force Japan's hand with a view to se
curing assurance regarding Its Intentions
linldl was made both at the Wi.Jlc
; louse and at the State department that
'("iere was any friction with Japan or that
utn a request or aemami nan oeen maun.
As a matter of fact all that has been done
lc, as staled In the Associated Press dis
patches, M make an effurt to secure a
more def.nlte statement from Japan touch
ing Ita position In Manchuria, it having
glvln more definite RHKiiranccs to the other
countries 'having Intercuts in Asia than to
tho United State.. The statement from
the White House Is as follows:
The statement that there has heen any
friction between the St.ite department and
the Japanese government is entirely er
roneous. On the contrary, the relations be
tween t,he two governments Iihvc constantly
been growing closer and the understanding
better. The statement as to there being
any friction Is not only unwarranted, biU
the direct reverse of the facts.
This was issued from the State depart
ment: There Is no foundation whatever for the
statement that any demand, or request, or
suggestion in any form nas been made by
tho ftate department t. Japan to declare
or define Its luieitlon In China or reiiardinu
China. Japan lies repeatedly, and recently I
in rormai agreement with Russia, France
and England, declared its purpose to main
tain the Indepeml.-nee and Integrity of
China, and Its policy la well known to be In
entire hnrmony with that of- t-ne United
States, in fact, the relations between Japan
and the United States were never closer
vr better than they are at this moment, ami
there is no question whatever at issue be
tween the two countries.
BIG BOOST F0R PROSPERITY
Presldeat of Association Tells What
ftreat Thirties It lias
ST. I.OLMS, Nov. lo.-rresldent K. C.
Simmons of the National Prosperity as
sociation today made public a letter which
he has sent to all the members of the as
sociation, announcing the completion of Its
The association, says the letter, prevented
President Roosevelt from sending any more
messages to congress that had the appear
ance of an attack on lurge corporations.
The letter of President Slammons, In part,
The work of the National Prosperity as
sociation Is finished. The object Tor which
it was organized, vis: To haaten the return
or prosperity, has been accomplished. He
suits far better titan we had expected were
obtained. Among the most Important of
these was the visit of President Roosevelt,
which resulted In his not sending any mote
messages to congress or doing anything
mat tiad the appearance of being an attack
upon railroads or other large corporations.
Perhaps the most Important thing Is the
change In public sentiment towards rail
roads and large corporations especially In
the south and southwest. "Muck-rakers"
have ceased to show their heads: dema
gogues have quit talking and a very healthy
slate of mind prevails toward these In
dustrie, whereas, previous to our work,
there was a vicious antagonism clearly evi
dent among- the masses oi tle people, most
or whom held theltj views or opinions with
out giving the subject proper thought.
We confidently believe tUat the work of
the association has In great measure pre
pared the commercial mind of this country
ofr the quick return of a full measure of
ATTEMPT AT HOLDUP FAILS
On of Men Wh Pnta Up Flsht Is
Wounded anil the Weoldlie
ABERDEEN. 8. D., Nov. 14.-(Speclal Tel
egram.) The town of Bath, a few miles
east of here, was the scene tonight of a
bold attempt at holdup by one man In
which one man was shot.
Shortly before 10 o'clock a man entered
Bath station and flourishing a revolver
compelled four men to hold up their hands.
The four men were Reynolds, Agent Par
sons of the Milwaukee railroad. Jack Hu
bert, an employe of the road, and Burke
Bendicson. a carpenter of this city, who
was waiting for train. The bandit told the
quartet to walk Into the operator's room
and all four obeyed, but Parsons and Ben
dicson turned on the bandit and a fight
followed. The bandit fired at Bendicson at
close range and he narrowly escaped death.
On bullet grased his neck and another
entered the left side of his neck and passed
through at a point above the right shoulder.
In the excitement the bandit escaped.
The wounded man was brought to this city.
It is believed he will recover. A posse Is
cow searching the surrounding' country for
BIG BANQUET FOR HADLEY
Governor-Elect of Mlsaonrl Gaest ef
Honor at Feast In
St. Loa Is.
bT. LOUIS. Nov. 11 Herbert S. Hadley,
governor-elect of Missouri, was tha guest
ot honor and chief speaker at a ratification
banquet In the Coliseum here tonight. Sea'.s
were provided for 1.098 diners, making the
affair the largest of Its kind aver held In
, Tha fact that Mr. Hadley wlll.ba tha
first republican governor of Missouri In
thirty years, was emphasised. Mr. Hadley
In his speech repeated his pledges of the
campaign regarding home rule for cities
and took occasion to thank especially the
German and negro votera who
blm, during the campaign.
A message from President Roosevelt was
read as follows: . .
"Accept for yourself and all othera hearti
est congratulations upon what has been
accomplished In Missouri. I wish I could
be present in person at the banquet."
SENTENCE IN EVANS CASE
on ef Fla-htlngr Bob to Be Repri
manded and Reduced ISO
TVambera In Rank.
WASHINGTON, Nov. lo.-8ecretary Met
calf has before him the record and sen
tence In the court martial case of Lieuten
ant Frank T. Evans of the battleship
I.outslana of Admiral S perry's fleet. The
sentence was a reduction of ljO numbers
In rank and reprimand. So far as learned
no application for clemency has been made
through official channels. Lieutenant
Evans Is a son of Rear Admiral Evans.
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CHANCES IN HOUSE LINED!'
Recent Election Wrought Havoc
Amon? Leaders of that Body.
CHANGES IN THE COMMITTEES
Walter I. Units of C'onnelt Dion's May
Re Given a Plaee oa Important
C ommittee' on Ralea aa
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15.-(8reciaJ.)-The
havoc wrought by the recent election la be
ginning to be appiecisted by tha people of
Washington as legislators return to town
for the last session of the Slatleta con
gress. Some of those who failed to connect
wi'.h majorities in thc.r districts will be
very greatly missed from among the hosts
of h.ith republicans and democrats. Some
fell hy the wayside long before the Novem
ber blast, having lost out for re-nomlnatlon.
Cousins of Iowa, chairman of foreign af
fairs; Jenkins of Wisconsin, chairman of
the Judiciary: Sherman of New York, chair
man of Indian affairs; Marshall of North
Dakota, chairman of private land claims,
and John Wesley Uaines of Tennessee being
among those left at home so far as the
house Is concerned.
But tiiese are not a marker to the holo
caust that struck the republican side In
November, the following chairmen of com
mittees going down to defeat: C. B. Ixindls
of Indiana, chairman of printing; Over
street of Indiana, chairman of postoffices
and post roids. and Hepburn of Iowa,
chairman of foregn affairs.
Speaker Cannon, who will succeed hlm
relf as the presiding officer of the Sixty
first congress, will be confronted with a
bigger problem In the way of committee
assignments than faced him when ho made
up his list of committees In the present
Many members of the republican side who
are not friendly to Cannon and who arc
personally strongly In favor of ait over
hauling of the rules, will be deterred from
opposing Mr. Cannon lest he retaliate. If
elected, and thero seems to be no doubt
about his election, by giving them Inferior
The friends of the speaker point to the
defeat of a number of republicans, who
were compelled to come out flat-footed
against Mr. Cannon, as retributive justice,
notably Pollard and Boyd of Nebraska.
Boynlnge and Cook of Colorado. There
were a few republicans who pledged them
selves to vote against Cannon, who crept
in under the tent, and will probably vote
against the Danville statesman, but the
great majority of the republicans have
made no pledges, and I'ncle Joe will tilt
his cigar higher than ever after the repub
lican caucua next March, when the extra
ordinary session of the Sixty-first congress
Is called to elect house officers.
Smith for Ralea Committee.
The retirement of James 8. Sherman of
New York, who has been elected vice pres
ident, from tha republican side of tha com
mittee on rules will necessitate the assign
ment of a new man to that Important place.
Already there la. a great deal of gossip
about the corridors of the capltol as to who
will succeed Mr. Sherman on rules. .
Representative Tawney of Minnesota,
who Is very close to Speaker Cannon, not
withstanding he had to heed the storm of
opposition against "I'ncle Joe" in his dis
trict. Is spoken of as a most likely suc
cessor to Sherman's place on rult , Walter
I. Smith of Counoll Bluffs, la., who Is one
of the big men of the lower house. Is also
spoken of for the place, and the speaker
could not make a mistake if he appointed
Smith, as he Is a most effective and con
vincing debater, essential requisites to
holding down a place on the rules commit
tee. The retirement of John Sharp Williams
of Miss 'jalppl. the minority leader of the
housed 111 make a vacancy on tha demo
cratic side of the rulea committee. Champ
Clark of Missouri, who Is slated for dem
ocratic leader, will necessarily take Wil
liams' place, thereby making, however,
another change, DeArmond of Missouri be
ing at present a member of tlm mmmui..
Aa there Is no precedent for two members
irom tne same slate holding positions on
rules It Is believed DeArmnnri ui
wsy to Henry D. Clayton of Alabama, or
jonn J. rltagerald of New York, both of
whom have ample qualifications for the
Maun, to Kaccecd Hepburn.
The chairmanship of Interstate and for
eign commerce, made vacant by the defeat
of the veteran. W. P. Hepbura of Iowa,
who came to congress twenty-six years ago,
will. In all human probability, be filled by
James R. Mann of Illinois, who has been
Hepburn's lieutenant and who has special
qualifications for the place.
Representative John J. Jenkins of Wis
consin, who is at present "keeper of the
morgue," aa the committee on Judiciary of
the house is called, because to It Is con
signed bills of undesirable character, but
who failed of re-nomlnatlon, will be suc
ceeded, so gossip says, by Alexander of
New York, although Parker of New Jersey
la the ranking member.
James Breck Perkins of New York will
get foreign affairs, the place made vacant
by the retirement of Cousins of Iowa.
If Hlnshaw of Nebraska waa friendly to
Cannon he would stand a good chance .of
becoming chairman of Indian affairs, but
his known antipathy to the speaker, espe
cially with regard to shlD subsldv. nuta him
wholly out of consideration, Knapp of New
York being the ranking member and .the
person likely to land tha plum.
Nebraska, through the defeat of Pollard,
loses a place on agriculture.
Change la Mnnlclpal Government.
MARSHALLTOWN. Ia.. Nov. 15.-Bpe-clal.)
With the March elections In all of
the cities of the second class In Iowa a
marked dhange In the method of municipal
government will go into effect. These
changes will conform to the atate law,
which was passed a year ago, and which
becomes operative with the next city elec
tion. These cities, at the next election. In
atead of selecting two councllmen from
each ward, will elect but one from each
ward and two at large. In every city an
entirely new council will be chosen. This
city, instead of having ten councllmen,
will have but seven.
Much additional authority Is also given
Into the hands of the mayor. To him is del
egated, in addition to the usual executive
powers, the authority to make all appoint
ments of city employes, and to ba tha pur
ehaalng agent for the municipality. Here
tofore in most Iowa cltlea tha mayor has
recommended appointments, but the coun
cil had the actual appointing power. Com
mittee chairmen, jt the committee itaelf,
usually did all the purchasing for Its com
mittee. After the change the mayor alone
has authority to sign requisitions.
NORTHWEST WEATHER FORECAST.
Minnesota, North South Dakota need and are going to get
From the Minneapolis Journal. "'
KAISER IRRITATES PUBLIC
Delay in Meeting the Chancellor Addi
Fuel to the Flames.
EMPEROR'S PRESTIGE DAMAGED
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Press and People . Determined and
Indications Are that for One the
Imperial Will Most Bow to the
Demands of the Conntry.
BERLIN, Nov. 15. Because of the tragic
death of General Count Huelsen-Hacseler,
chief of the German military cabinet, the
emperor has telegraphed Chancellor von
Buelow that the audience arranged to take
place at Kiel tomorrow, aboard the battle
ship Deu'schland. must be deferred. The
emperor will return to Berlin on Tuesday,
when the meeting between him and the Im
perial chancellor, which the country awaits
with intense feeling, Is expected to take
Count Huelscn-Haeseler was laughing and
talking after dinner at Donaueschlngen last
evening, when he suddenly fell, stricken
with appoplexy, In the emperor's presence,
and died almost Immediately. He had held
the position of imperial adjutant for nine
teen years and was the emperor's constant
companion. He had the ability to tell most
amusing stories In the Berlin dialect and
had an Immense Influence In the army.
The higher commands depended much upon
Public Irritation with the emperor seems
to Increase with the delay In receiving the
chancellor. The general explanation seems
to be that if the emperor realized the feel
ing of the country he would Issue some
sort of a declaration that will tranqulllze
his subject. The depth of the popular sense
of grievance against the emperor is almost
Inexplicable. One of the leaders of tho na
tional liberals in the Reichstag said:
"The emperor has lost 75 per cent of his
Influence In Germany within two weeks."
The general manager of one of the prin
cipal machinery works In Berlin, who was
pre ent when this remark waa made, added:
"Yes, he has lost 90 per cent.'"
Since the growing feeling against Em
peror William's personal Initiative, both
In Internal and external affairs waa sud
denly released by his now famous "pub
lished Interview" there have been exhibi
tions of vlolenle that have astonished even
the advanced radicals. The "Interview"
merely has been the occasion for a pas
sionate expression of the German people's
desire that the sovereign's power shall be
limited to close constitutional Interpreta
tions. Take Emperor to TaaU.
"The people have become conscious,"
says Helnrlch Rlppler, editor of the
Tagllche RuHtUchau, a conservative court
organ, which Is supposed to be the em
peror's favorite paper, "that their welfare
or the Ills of the empire depends upon a
single individual who has done nothing this
week to quiet the i'eari of the people, or
to become reconciled with them. Ills
majesty seems to have little appreciation of
how his personal hobbles and antipi'.ies are
No Journal can be found in the country
that does not take the position that the
cmperor'a personal power In affairs of state
must be limited and a great number of
clippings embodying the comments of the
newspapers have been assembled by the
foreign office and forwarded to Baron
Rucker-Jenlsch, and these will be submitted
to the emperor for examination. As to
what couraea should be adopted, the coun
try aa whole seems to be in doubt, but
the socialists and radicals are loud in their
demands for strict parliamentary responsi
bility. Dr. Theodora Barth, leader of one
of the radical parties In the Reichstag, says
that the emperor la the wrongest colleague
tha radicals have and that he has done
rore to ahow tha people the need of respon
sible government than yeara of national de
bat could have done.
The powerful conservative Interests look
to Prince yon Buelow to obtain guarantees
(Continued on Second Page.)
ONE POINT F0R LAMPHERE
Two Physicians Sny Mrs. Gonness May
Have Died of Ktrychnlne
IAPORTE. Ind., Nov. H.-The state in
tho trial of Ray Lamphere for the murder
of Mrs. Belle Gunness and her throo chil
dren forged several links In tho chain to
prove that the adult ferrmli "body, tak.n
from the ruins of the Gonness houre 'oil
May 6 waa thut of the arch-murderess.
A'ltnessea testified to seeing on the fingers
of Mrs. Gunness during her life, tho twe
rings Introduced In evidence and testified
to having been found on the fingers of
the dead woman. Dr. I. P. Norton, Mrs
Gunness' dentist, furnished probably the
stromas, proof yet Introduced by fully
Identifying diagrams of Mrs. Gunness'
mouth, describing the dental work which
he did for her and than fully and com
pletely Identifying the gold crowns and
false ' teeth, found In the ruins, as being
those which he made, for Mrs. Gunness.
The defense scored one point, when Dr.
J. W. 'William Meyer, a state witness, gave
It as his opinion the death was due to
"contraction of the heart, like some case
of poisoning, possibly strychnine."
The indictment against Lamphere is fjr
first degree murder "by arson," so the de
fense is elated.
Dr. Meyer's testimony in a certain de
gree, supported the evidence of Dr. Long,
who gave It aa his opinion that death
might have been caused by strychnine
Mrs. Frances J. Flynn, a neighbor of Mrs
Gunness. testified that Mrs. Gunness had
been uniformly kind to the children. The
witness told of visiting the Gunness place
on the morning of the fire and being
present when the four bodies were found.
She testified that at that time she was able
to Identify each body as it was taken out.
UNCLE OF CZAR IS DEAD
Grand Do We Alexis of Russia Suc
cumbs to Pnenmonla In Paris,
Where He Lived.
PARIS, 'Nov. 14. Grand Duke Alexis of
Russia, an uncle of Emperor Nicholas,
died In this city today of pneumonia. The
grand duke has lived In Paris almost con
tinuously ' since his retirement from tha
position of Russian minister of marine.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 14. The news
of the death in Paris of the Grand Duke
Alexia was received In St. Petersburg this
afternoon. It has made little Impression
on Russian society. The grand duke after
his retirement from supreme control of the
navy dropped entirely out of public notlco.
He has resided chiefly abroad and he
visited St.. Petersburg only for the family
anniversaries at which all the members of
the imperial family are expected to be pres
ent. His role In tho dlssstrous naval cam
paign with Japan has long since been put
into the background by Uie more important
quesllons of social reorganisation that have
arisen since the war. The usual court
mourning will be observed. The ' Imperial
hunt now In progress In the vicinity of
Peterhoff was abandoned today and the
Imperial theaters have been closed.
The death of Alexis was announced to the
Duma during the election of a president
for that body and at the suggestion of M.
Khomyakoff the house rose as a mark of
NEGRO KILLED BY WOMAN
ftesvell Powell, Who Attempted to
Seise Girl at Kaa:iaa City,
la Shot Twice.
KANSAS CITY. Nov. 15.-M'.ss Corrina
McComen, 20 years old. a clerk in a confec
tionery store, in the southern part of the
city, late thla afternoon 3hot Newell
Powell, Inflicting wounds which caused
his death half an hour later. Miss McCowe.i
was alone In the store at 4uu Westpoct
avenue, when the negro entered and asked
for, a rigsr. When she placed the cigars
In front of him he tried to seta her. She
caught up a revolver and fired four shots
at tha. negro at close range, two of them
It was the negro's fourth visit to the
store within a few hours. After his third
visit Miaa McCowen secured a revolver and
kept It within easy reacr
a ihower of immigration.
HOOD OF OFFICESEEIiERS
Governor-elect Shallenberger Havinj
a lierry lime oJf it.
PROPOSES TO END IT, QTJICXLY
"'' ' ' - - . "
Governor Sheldon Is MIH Indeelded
Whether or Kot to Call Special
Session of the Legisla
ture. (rVom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Nov. Iff. (Special.) Applica
tions are pouring Into Governor-elect Shal
lenberger by the hundreds and each day
brings more and more. From reliable
sources It Is learned that practically every
democratic patriot Is an offlceaeeker. The
new governor said the other duy he In
tended to make hla appointments hot off
the bat and not wait until he had taken
his own seat, so those who are hoping for
lightning to strike will have to get their
namea In early or be forever barred. No
filing fee Is charged.
Considerable objection has been made to
the suggestion that Mr. Shallenberger limit
his appointments to members of the Bryan
Volunteers. Many of his own followers
were not of the- volunteer brigade and for
that reason they fall to see why he should
shut them out of the running simply be
cause they failed to contribute 10 to Mr.
Bryan's campaign fund. Some have sug
gested that the better way would be to
appoint no volunteer, because, with the ex
ception of one or two men. Chris Gru
enther principally, the volunteers marched
solely In the Interest of Mr. Bryan.
Sheldon Still In Doubt.
In the meantime Governor Sheldon is still
considering the calling of that extra session
to pass a county option' bill, and the 1st of
January Is coming on apace. The governor
is communicating with members of the
legislature and his action no doubt will be
guided largely by what the members sug
gest. The governor himself Is not yet sure
what he Intends to do, but he will make
the announcement In time to get out of the
way of the coming Inauguration of the new
Sore at Lancaster.
: Numerous reports are being received In
Lincoln from out In the state to the effect
that the republicans are sorely put out at
the way Lancaster county slaughtered the
republican state and national ticket in the
recent election. Had Lancaster county cast
Its normal republican majority Judge Wil
liams would have been re-elected by a
plurality of 1.200 or 1.500; the Shallenberger
majority In the state would not have been
wiped out. but the work which would riave
brought out the normal majority for Shel
don would have saved the atate for Taft,
Sheldon, WUUanrs and Pollard easily. Gov
ernor rT.ieldon's majority in Lancaster
county was reduced some l.loO votes or
The organisation, however. In Lancaster
county did all It could to save the county,
but It had no assistance from those quar
ters from which help should have come.
The republican uewspapera of Lincoln
preached Br anism and nonpartisanlsm In
practically every Issue. Two of them
showed how to scratch the ticket and took
It upon themselves to designate the county
tickets as county option ticket and saloon
ticket. After printing a story about "Mis
informed persons lambasting IJncoln." one
of the afternoon mud ba'terles had this
The J oke of the matter Is the way rum
pant republicans threaten to punish Lin
coln for going democratic. They say they
will sit down on us in the leglsiaturu when
II, eomvs t appropriations for statu Insti
tutions located here. Tnat sounds funny
when you stop to think that t;.e loglslature
Is democratic and Lincoln ia to be penal
ized because It guve some of Die demo
cratic candidates the preference.
Move for t'ontmlaalon Plan.
City Attorney John M. ritewart has been
requested by the special committee which
is looking after city charter revision, to
draft an amendment to the present charter
providing for the commission plan of gov-
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REAL RULER IS DEAD
Tsze Hsi An, Dowager Empren of
Chin, Faciei Away at Peking.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT MADE
Date of Death ii Given Out ai Two
O'clock Sunday Afternoon.
BELIEF IT OCCURRED EARLIER
Three-YearOld Child ii Formally
PRINCE CHUN IS THE EMPEROR
Tsare Hal An Has . Ileen Antnrratle
Head of the Chinese F.mplre Since
Klghteen Slaty-One, l'.mperor
llelngt a Klgnrehead. .
PEKING. Nov. IS. Tsse list An, tha
dowager empress of China, the autocratic
head of the government which she directed
without successful interference since IMit.
and without protest since 1SSL died at 2
o'clock this afternoon.
The announcement of tho dowager em
press' death was official and followed
cloaely upon the announcement that Kuang
Hsu, the emperor, had died yesterday at
6 o'clock In the afternoon, but It Is belloved
the deaths occurred a considerable time be
fore that set down In the official state
ments. An official edict Issued st 7 o'clock this
afternoon placed on the throne Prince Pu
Yl, the 3-year-old son of Prince Chun, the
regent of the empire. In accords nee with a
promise given by t lie dowager empress
soon after the marriage of Prince Chun In
1903. An edict Issued on Friday made Pu
Yl heir presumptive. "
The foreign legations were notified this
morning by tho Foreign board of the death
of tho emperor and the succession of Prince
Pu Yl. Troops have been In readiness for
several days to quell any disorders thnt
might arise on the death of Kuang Hsu,
and the possibility of uprisings was made
greater because of the fact that the deulli
of the dowager empress was known to be
close at hand. Two divisions of troops
have been held In reserve and these are
now stationed in various quarters of the
city. Twenty gendd'armes were dlspatchl
to guard the approaches to tho legators,
but up to the present tho duties of the
forces have been slight. It was announced
that the legation guard was ordered out
at "the special call of the legntlona on ac
count of the emperor's death."
Orders to Viceroys.
Prince Chun, the regent, has ordered the
viceroys and governors to take precautions
for the continuation of the administration
of the provinces as heretofore, and he has
ordered a hundred days of mourning. The
court will go Into mourning (or three yeara.
Peking already has been greatly trans
formed ; all 1'od object' rnit-baevj remsvr'f"
and blue substituted. ''Thepopi leaenoda.
this evening of tho death of the dowager
empress, and although the Chinese are In
no wise emotional, they showed that they
were profoundly impressed by the passing
of their powerful ruler. The foreigners In
the city nre watching the strange cere
monies with great Interest. At the palace
elaborate rlte arc being observed and a
flood of edicts has been sent forth.
Deathbed observances of 8,000 yeara ago
marked the passing of the emperor and
dowager. They died alone and unattended
although surrounded by circles of abject
spectators, who remained a rod distant, as
on account of the sacred persons of their
majesties, they could not be approached.
The emperor died as he had lived, without
ministration of whatever kind of scientific
aid. For months he hod refused to permit
the servce of foreign physicians,, and al
though It was stated that' he had gone back
to the old form of medical treatment. It Is
believed that latterly he received no treat
ment at all.
Hamors from the Palace.
Tha government hus given Out that the
dowager empress In a lucid Interval on
Friday last received Prince Chlng, who U
a Manchu. and a member of the royal
family, and approved the edicts declaring
Prince Pu Yi. heir presumptive, and Prince
Chun regent of the empire. prince Chlng
waa, at the beginning of the boxer out
break, lord chamberlain of the court and
commander of the Peking field forces. It
was on him that the foreign officials hung
hopes of the safety of the envoys. He has
held many official positions and was high
In Imperial favor.
WATTERS0N IS LAID TO REST
Body of Man Who Met Trasio Death
Is Burled at Lonls
vllle. LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Nov. 16. -Tha body of
Harvey Wattcrson was laid to rest this
afternoon In Cave Hill cemetery.
"He was from his babyhood," Said his
father, speaking of his dead ion, "a Hills
gentleman. He was the only one ot our
children I had never to punish. He was
born with a strong will and a fierce temper
but he completely mastered them. He had
written his mother Just before 'he awful
mishap, a tender and breety letter in whico
" 'I am pretty hard worked, but we
are as happy as two bugs In a rug.'
"Our hearts are broken now."
Tha funeral was limited to the Immediate
family and those friends who had been
nearest hint. The body waa conveyed from
the train to the residence of Mr. Will A.
Miller, a brother-in-law, at 1(131 Fourth ave
nue. Here simple services were held, Dr.
E. L. Powell officiating. There Was also a
short service at the grsve.
Quite 1,000 messages of condolence from
all parts of the country have reached
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Watterson.
Kansas Held for Assault.
OAK DALE, Neb., Nov. 15. (Special.)
Jess Klnnan, who was arrested last week,
accused with statutory assault on little
6-year-old Alma Moore, had his prellmlnsry
hearing yesterday. It took nearly the en
tire day to examine the witnesses. ' The
vldence, while not convincing, was strong
nough to bind the prisoner over to th
district court. Tne prisoner was released
on 1. Ow) bond furnished by his father.
Diphtheria than gen Cbarrtt Plant,
M Altgll ALLTuWN, U Nov. lo.(8pe
clal.) Because of an epidemic of Uiptherla
which ia raging In Montour, Taina county,
the annual meeting of tho Marshalltown
district of the I'pper Iowa conference of
the Methodist church, which wss to hava
been held there December 1 and Z, will be
held at Toledo. One or more cases of th
disease have developed la A sjumkar ej
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