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The Omaha Daily
VOL. XXXVIIIXO. 131.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOItNINO, NOVEMBER 18, 1908 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
KAISER TO BE GOOD
German Emperor Accept
WILL ADHERE TO CONST.
Premier'! Proposal Refarding .
( Conduct of Affairs Approve.
VON BUELOW TO STAY IN OFF.p Q
His Address Before the Reichstag is
FEDERAL COUNCIL CONVENES
Intimation that Hla Majesty's Promise
U Step In Bight Direction and
that Ifta Action Will
I'ERLIN, Nov. 17. An Interview between
Chanrellnr von Buelow and Emperor Wil
li mi held at the new palace In Potsdam
th'.s morning reeulted In a satisfactory un
eiers'nndlrg. Hla majeaty expressed hla
iorrpet confidence In the chancellor and'
t . h: n ellor will remain In office. Fur
th r.-.H re, the emperor accepted the pro
K.r a ti;nrto by , the prince concerning the
tu;: rj ion:airt of atate affairs. The result
e hu loved to have ameliorated the very
rer ous Internal situation whlh haa exIHed
In Coi many f ir ti e last fortnight.
Tha nieelli.g, 'i Hi was watched by I he
enllie CKrman pp'i In with the meat pro
fo ni In rrst. Is tn outcome of the much
e-fs usi-el "interview" with an Englishman j
published In the London Dally Telegraph
on October JS, In which the 'emperor waa
ncllted with a very frank statement of the
world policy' of the German empire, and
ii'so wllh tens: a Aery good friend to Ore it
liilaln. The publication waa followed by
a f-irlotts out brer k In Germany again -t hla
i.i.ij sty. He waa severely criticised In the
Ci r.n n preaa and In the Reichstag for I. la
Ivc'Ijc etion and for unwarranted Interfer
ence In the atate affairs of tha nation.
P: ire von Buelow replied to theae criti
cs in In the Reichstag and said that the
emjeror In the future would refrain from
ft re: etltlin of his action.
'During the meeting today the chancellor
rxp alned clearly to hla majeaty the tem
per of the German people on thla matter.
VI ether the chancellor remained In offlre
depended on how the emperor accepted hla
Statement ( Emperor's Position.
Th Relchaanaelgler. thai official gazette
of the empire, will publish tonight with the
e; nctlon of the emperor the following etate
"'.n the course of tha audience granted
touay by the emperor to Chancellor von
Buelow the chancellor described to the em
jeror the mood of the nation and explained
his position with reference to the debate
In the Reichstag of Uat Tuesday. Th;
emperor listened Jto these explanations with
Krty aarneatnoes and expressed hla will aa
fu'tow: . :
"'Meedhaa nf the'obvloua Incorrect ex
aggeration hla majesty considered hla
ptlmtpal aim to be to secure the contin
uance of the Imperial polielea under the
safeguard of constitutional responsibilities;
lie approved, the chancellor's adJresa In the
Reichstag and assured the prince of his
continued confidence.' "
Immediately after hla return from Pots
dam Chancellor von Buelow saw the mem
bers of the Prussian ministry In confiden
tial council and communicated to them the
details of his audience with the emperor.
The president of the Reichstag, Count von
8tulberg, had a prolonged conference with
the chancellor Immediately after the meet
ing with the ministry. Details of the Pots
dam audience wefo communicated to the
leading members of the federal council by
Minister of tho Interior Bethmann-Hollwed.
The emperor'" act taken together with
the circumstances loading thereto, la re
garded aa a far atop In the direction of a
government responsible to the: Reichstag.
Rut It la only a atep. and should his maj
esty go beyond tha spirit of hla assurances
there la a llkollheod of the adoption of
other measures to compass the deired end.
SUPPRESSION WITHOUT AW COST
Emperor's Interview Taken Ont of
NEW YORK, Nov. IT.-Frank H. Scott,
president of tha Century Publishing com
pany, declared positively today that no
money has been paid or waa to be paid by
the German government for the aupres
atnn of Dr. William Bayard Hale's Inter-vie-
with tha kaiser, which haa been an
nounced for publication In the Century
magailne. A cable from Berlin last
night stated that a weekly journal pro
teased to have reliable Information that
negotiations between the foreign office and
the writer of tha Interview, the government
had patd Dr. Hale fSO.000.
"1 have read all the various articles pub
lished about thla Interview," said Mr. Scott,
"Including the one printed this morning.
They are all absolutely untrue. There Is
not a word of truth In the statement that
lr. little or anyone else received or Is to
receive uny money for suppression of Ihe
In a statement today William Bayard
Hale, author of the withdrawn Century
W.iausine article", aald:
"Th 'Welt Am Montag" story la false.
I have not received one penny from the
German government or from anybody con
nected with the German government
and . I do not expect to receive
a penny. I have had no 'negotiations' of
any sort or kind with the German govern
ment or with anybody connected with It.
Th withdrawal of tha article waa dictated
oUly by tha fact that It would not have
bean fair to have published at thla time
anything upon which might now be placed
Interpretations which would not have at
tached to It If It had been published when
"The attitude of the Century company
In the matter has been that that would
be taken by gentlejnen or a high aenae of
honor and responsibility."
FRENCH ISLANDERS RESTIVE
)! of St. Pierre Besleare Cavern.
uat, (nrrytaK American Fin
PARIS. Nor. U.Th Temps this after
noon published a dispatch from St. Pierre;
M Illusion. Hi French islands off tho coast
of Near Foundland, aaylng that tasro has
been a big manifestation In St. Plorr In
favor of fre schoola. Th movement waa
created: by th Clerical party. Tha people
gut out of hand and mads their way to
th ho us of th governor, where they
raised aloft tha American flag. The police
are Insufficient and troubl la feared.
SUMMARY OF THE iE
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Fair Wednesday; continued mild tempera
ture. For Nehraaka Fair Wednesday; contin
ued mild temperat-.ire.
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The national convention of the American
Civic association discusxed the fight that
Is being put up In various cities (.gainst
billboards nd dust. Page a
father Curry at the Chicago mlmlonary
conference condemned the social settle
ment work fostered by the rich. Pag 1
Presldent-eltft Tuft was received with
vociferous chovrs in the theater at Cin
cinnati. Paz 1
The Buck case against Siimuel (Jumpers
has been taken under advisement by the
court. PaV X
Denver yesterday celebrated the semi
centennial of the city's founding. Pag 1
The government has issued warning that
labels under the pure food luw must not
read In a way Unit may be Interpreted at
carrying a government guaranty. Pas' 1
Van Vllsslngen'a forgeries are so clev
erly executed that experts are unable tj
tell spurious from the genuine and notes
are taken to Jail where prisoner la as
sisting In straightening out the tangle.
French civil engineers have been con
ducting experiments that will ensure
safety In mines. Pag 1
Emperor William of Germany in hi
audience with Chancellor von Uuclow
agrees to the conditions the chancellor
put forward In his speech to the Relch
ta. Pag 1
State labor bureau Issues estimate of
Nebraska crops ahowlng state has simple
basla for prosperity. Pag 1
Charles Dana Gibson meets Miss HattH
Wllaon, who greatly resembles comic
opera star of same name known as the
Gibson girl. Pag 9
- Fir In Nebraska-Molfne com puny does
not hinder , business and storage place
will be rented. Pag 4
Business 'along Belt Une la increasing
ao rapidly fifteen locomotives nie re
quired to handle It. Pag 7
National Corn show will take on Inter
national aspect by presence of delegates
from Mexico, Canada and Great Britain.
Wyoming wool grower are boosting
Omaha market and say it Is up to Ouia
bans to make It a success. Page 4
COMJSEXCXAX AITS PIWAWCIAI,.
Live stock markets. Pag
Grain markets. Pag 9
Stocks and bonds. Pag 9
MOTXMXItTI OP OCEAN STEAKSXIPtJ.
. K. Tlstgen.
CHAUFFEUR KILLED ON TRACK
Em He Strieker Forces Motor Ho Fast
that Tires Bnrst, Killing-
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Nov. 17.-Forclng
his Renault car to a speed of more than
sixty miles an hour In an effort to lower
the twenty-four hour automobile record.
Emlle Strieker was almost Instantly killed
early today on the Fair' Grounda track
here. Ieon Barrows of this city, who was
In the car with Strieker, waa seriously,
though not fatally Injured.
At ( o'clock last night Lewis Strang and
Emit Strieker began the effort to lower
the twenty-four hour record, Strang being
relieved by Strieker In the Renault car at
12:43 this morning. Strieker began making
terrific speed almost Immediately. The
track waa poorly lighted, and when the car
dashed around the curve -at the west end
at better than a sixty-mile clip, one tire
exploded, followed quickly by the explosion
of a second tire, and In a Instant the car
was a total wreck.
Strieker and Barrows were picked up and
hurried to a hospital, but Strieker 1led
before medical aid reached him. H was a
native of Alsace-Lorraine, Germany.
PROMOTION TOJSENERAL STAFF
Board Appointed by Secretary of War
to Fill Vacancies Makes
WASHINGTON. Nov. 17. The board
appointed by the secretary of war to select
officers to fill vacancies on the general
staff of the army hss reported In fjvor
of the following:
Major A. K. Hoot, Twelfth Infantry, and
If. D. Todd, jr., coast artillery corps;
Captains Marcus D. Cronln, Twenty-fifth
Infantry; William 8. Graves. Twentieth In
fantry; Jesse McCarter. Fourteenth cav
alry; Benjamin T. Simmons. Fourth Infan
try, and Johnson Hagood, coaat artillery.
BILLEK SENTENCED T0 DIE
Jndae Barnes Fiaes December 11 aa
Date Haea Chicago Man
CHICAGO, Nov. 17. Herman Blllck. con
victed of the murder of five members of
the Vara! family, waa sentenced by Judge
Barnes today to hang on December 11.
Th fight of Blllck and hi frienda for
liberty, which carried the caae before the
United States supreme court, hsa attracted
Bon ( heck Passed.
CHICAGO. Nov. 17. (Special Telegram)
A man pretending to be Rev. P." T.
O'Reilly of Nebraska City is wanted here
on a charge of passing a bogus check.
COMMISSION VISITS OMAHA
Farm Life Inquiry to Be Taken Up
Here on December Ninth.
ILLUSTRATED LECTURE ON TENTH
Settlers In North Platte Irrigation
District Get Another Year to
Make Payments Before Any
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. (Special Tele
gram.) The Commission on Country Life,
appointed by President Roosevelt, left
Washington tonight and will visit several
educational centers of the west for the
purpose of obtaining Information on the
condition of western country life, whether
anything needs to be done to Improve It.
and If so, what It may be.
Accompanying the commission tonight
were Dr. E. W. Allen of the office of ex
periment stations In the Department of
Agriculture; Dr. C. W. Stiles of trf Marin:
iioepltal and public health service; Dr. C.
W. Hlunchard of the reclamation service,
and John K. Boardman and Mr. McAlplne,
international secretaries of the Toung Men's
Christian association. William A. Beard of
California, recently appointed on the com
mission, will Join the party at Los Angeles.
In speaking of the objects and scope of
the commission, C. J. Blanchard, statis
tician of the reclamation service, who will
have charge of the travel arrangements of
the commission, said:
"The commission is not Investigating the
farmer, but Is seeking information and ad
vice from farmers, representative physicians
and professional men of all classes who
have worked In connection with the open
country. At the meetings bo far held In
the south, all of which were largely at
tended. It will be apparent that the life of
the farmer has been receiving earnest and
thoughtful consideration. At these meetings
there were present expert agriculturalists,
physicians, minister of the gospel, large
land owners and small farmers, each com
ing prepared to give advice as to condi
tions of country life and the best methods
to be employed to Improve It. The commis
sion is considering In a large way only the
economy, social and sanitary features of
country life. Full and free discussions of
various problems connecting and effecting
the farmer's life have formed the basis of
the dlscrsslons. Generally plana have been
arranged for continuing those hearings to
the end thnt the commission shall receive
early reports to be embodied In the final
report to be made to President Roosevelt
at the end of thla "year.
In Omaha December Nine.
The commission, on Its western tour,
will divide at San Francisco, one part
going north to Portland. Spokane and
Boxeman and the other journeying to Salt
I.uke City, Reno and Denver, the two
meeting at Omaha on December 9, devoting
that evening and all the next day to hear
ing arguments. Arrangements for these
meetings hav been placed In the hands
of the managers of the Corn exposition.
It is expected that Mr. Blanchard. statis
tician of the reclamation service. w)JI glv
an' Illustrated lecture, at Omahnv on the
evening of December 10 on the subject of
"Home Making Work of the Government."
Bnrkett Comes West.
Senator Burkett left tonight for Chicago
to attend to personal business matter.
The senator said tonight he would, undoubt
edly after transacting his business In Chi
cago, go on to Nebraska to look about a
little, but nothing political warrants this
trip, so the senior senator said. Fences,
however, must be looked after and corn
muBt be stored, to say nothing of arranging
for spring Bowing.
More Time for Settlers.
Senator Burkett was advised today that
the Interior department had authorized the
association of land owners In the North
Platte Irrigation project to amend their by
laws bo as to extend the time of delin
quency for nonpayment of water renta for
one year. Tills authorization la In re
sponse to a petition forwarded to the de
partment last September by Senators Bur
kett and Brown signed by several hundred
of the settlers along the new government
ditch, asking that the time of the first In
stallment of water right charge be ex
tended from December 1, 1908, to December
1. 1909. The settlers allowed In thl petition
that water had been turned on so late
thle year that they had not been able to
raise a full crop and that they were not
in a position to pay under the law.
The department cannot . change the time
of payment, but no penalties attach until
December 1, 19.19, except those Imposed by
the bylaws of the Water Users associa
tion. The department, therefore, haa met
the contingency aa Director Davla explains,
by permitting the association to amend
its bylaws and thus obtain practically the
same relief aa sought In their petition,
fiherlilan Statae Arrlvea.
The equestrian statue of Lieutenant Gen
eral P. H. Sheridan by Gutzon Borglum,
formerly of Omaha, has arrived In this city
and Is being put in position In Sheridan
circle at the Intersection of Twenty-tlhrd
street and Massachusetts avenue. It will
be dedicated with military and civil exer
cises on the afternoon of the 25th Inst.
The program is being prepared by Gen
eral Bell, chief of staff, and Colonel Brom
well. In churge of teibllc buildings and
grounds. The details are not finally act
tied. All the regular troops, blue jackets
and marines In thla vicinity and the Na
tional Guard of the district will take pm
in the parade. The principal addresses will
be made by President Roosevelt and Gen
eral Horace Porter. Appropriate music
will be rendered by the marine band.
W. A. Andrews of Nebraska, auditor of
the treasury, has accepted an Invitation to
make the address at the unveiling cere
monies of the soldiers' and sailors' monu
ment at Bloomsburg. Columbia county,
Pennsylvania, on the lth Inst. Thla monu
ment waa erected by funds gained through
private a jbscriptions to commemorate the
valiant dee J of the soldier and Sillors who
enlisted from Columbia county, Pennsyl
vania, snd served In the civil war.
Minor., Matters . t Capital.
O. 8. Phillips or Omaha has been ap
pointed clerk of the Interstate Commerce
Davkt Bailie of Waterloo, la . has been
appointed clerk in th Poitofflc depart
ment. Th application of Henry C. Taylor, Theo
dore Taylor, S. F. McConnell, S. 8. Btandley
and 8. hX Rowe to organise tha National
Bank of Bloomfltld, Bloomfleld. Ia., with
capital ha been approved by 'the
comptroller of the currency.
Postmasters appointed: Iowa Bingham,
Pag., county. Andrew J. Mink, vice J. p.
Yark, resigned; Hepburn, Pag county,
James R. Henderson, vice 3. Henderson,
resigned; Norwich, Page county. James P.
York, vice J. W. Wllfong. resigned. Wyo
ming G rover. UInU county. Oley Anderson,
vi.s D. E. Hepworth. resigned; Haseltoo,
Johnson county. Henry C. Lilly, vice I. B.
V IV l Jt J rL- U MIS -V v . v ' vn v r . EaW ar. f.K tr ' iiaan. .lean a - --.-.- f- w .
refers vj- t'rr''-Y?-- '.v.i unr -.ttT. Jtzoi t'
From the Spokyman-Rcvlew.
FORGERIES CLEYEKLi DONE
Van Vlissingen's Spurious Paper
Puzzles Chic a jo Experts.
PRISONER IS AS2ED TO HELP
He Readily Separates Boajas Notes
front Genuine Receiver 1
Appointed to Wind Up
CHICAGO, Nov. 17.-Peter van Vlissln
gen, whose arrest yesterday for forgeries
which will reach $700,000, caused a sensa
tion, decided today to forego temporarily
his desire to begin Immediately serving
Ms prison sentence. He will remain In
Chicago a sufficient time to aid In untang
ling his business affairs, which the Chicago
Title and Trust company, the assignee,
found In a very snarled condition. So
clever were his forgeries of notes and
mortgages that the assignees were unable
to tell the genuine from the spurious when
they were presented, by anxious holders,
and they had to be Inferred to the pris
oner. One batch taken to the jail showed a face
value of about 138,000. Half of the paper
readily distinguished by the man who de
vised them were forgeries. . AH day long
van VHssingen's former office, now ten
anted by clerks of the assignee, was be
sieged by holders of paper purchased from
the oonfesaed forger. '
Tha clerks were making: no effort to as
certain who were, van llin?iwi a victims,
confining Ihclr ef fort., to' searching for
assets. Such note as were presented for
verification, however, were taken to the
prisoner for the purpose. It was pointed
out to him that his presence here for a
few days at least, is essential, and he
finally agreed to tUy.
The spurious paper so far brought to
light Is said to constitute but a small por
tion of the total Iobs. Eighty thousand
dollars Is the amount unearthed today,
most of which was in tho hands of promi
nent local brewers. A large number of
people In moderate circumstances were
caught, however, for sums, the loss of
which will be seriously felt.
The prisoner persisted In his refusal to
see old friends, many of whom called to
offer aid and moral support. .
'1 don't want them to see me In this
humiliating position," he said. "I want
them to remember me aa I was about
town. All I ask now la to get Into prison
to begin aervlng my sentence."
Judge Bethea In the United States dis
trict court today appointed a receiver In
bankruptcy for van Vlisalngen's property.
The petition was filed by T. J. Lcfens and
William C. Seipp, who were the first to
discover that the notes they had bought
from the disgraced real estate dealer had
They set up In their petition that a re
ceiver was neceasary to prevent the dis
sipation of the assets.
Peter van Vllssingen Is well known to
more than a score of Omaha real estate
dealers personally and to all the others a&
editor of the Heal Estate News. His per
sonal acquaintances, among whom one ol
the best Is Harry Tukey, secretary of the
P.eal Estate exchange, were dumbfounded
at the news of his quick Indictment and
sentence for forgeries amounting to 1700,000.
TO STOP MINE DISASTERS
French Civil Enajlneera Condnct Ex
periments thnt May End
PARIS. No-. 17.-Mlnlster of Publics
Works Baitnou today witnessed a series
of successful experiments to prevent ex
plosions in mines. The teaia were held at
a station established shortly after the fat si
Courrlercs disaster by the civil engineer
of Lievln. At their conclusion, M. Bar
thoti expressed the belief that the danger
from coal diift conflagrations In mines fol
low In gexpb slons of fire damp could hence
forth be prevented. The experlmenta de
monstrated tlmt rertain "lowtemperature"
or "safety explosives. when sul-stituted
for dynamite or other 1-lgli tension ex
pletives, do not sat coal dust on fire, and
furthermore, that to per cent nf schist
dust, mixed with coal dust, renders tho
latter free from the danger of explosion.
Consequently deposits of schist dust, at in
tervals in a mine, wlil make it possible to
rrMrict fires to a limited vrctlon of a
shaft, or gallery.
Experiments were conducted also In
chambers filled with sulphuric acid with
a new respiratory apparatus, and the abil
ity of life savers equipped therewith to
work for three hours In the most noxlou
vapors waa demonstrated.
BALLOON HAS HARD TASK
Start Mad from Los Anajele Prove
Fallare front I.onaT Distance
IOS ANGELES. Cal.. Nov. 17. Th big
racing balloon United States, which started
from her yesterday In an attempt to cross
the mountains for a lm eastern flight,
encountered adverse wlrdn last night and
after soaring 126 miles over the tops of
the snowcapped Sierra Mi iras, waa hurled
back to within fflteen miles of Loa Angelea.
They made another start at 1.30 this morn
ing from Ontario.
-"It's my fodder, donk, but there's plenty for both of us."
TAFT OFF FOR HOT SPRINGS
President-elect "ays He Did Not See
a Politician or Talk
CINCINNATI, Nov. 17. Prenident-elect
Taft left here tonight for Hot Springs,
V., thus ending the visit to his home
city, which has been the subject wide
"I have not seen a politician nor dis
cussed any political question since coming
here." Bald Judge Taft tonight. "I think I
have accomplished my purpose In coming
here, which was a personal business mat
J ter In which there Is no public Interest,
nor should there be.
Bishop Oldham of the MethodlBt Epis
copal church, who has spent several years
In the Philippines, and came to this coun
try to attend the recent missionary con
ference at St. I.ouls, had a long talk with
Judge Taft today relative to Philippine
Incidentally the bishop took occasion to
express his hearty approval of the re
cently published letter written by Judge
Taft to a St. Paul clergyman, In which he
made celar his position relative to the
Catholic church. 1
Before leaving at 9 o'clock tonight Judge
Taft was the guest at a dinner given by
Edward Harrlaop, a long time friend. The
guests were former neighbors of the Taft
Judge Taft today told his Cincinnati
friends that he would return to thla city
two week prior to hi departure for the
Inaugural ceremonies at Washington, and
should go from his home here to the cap
ital. . Ho Is planning a trip to Cuba early
In February to wHneaa tha zeUnquishmant
of American- authority and the Inaugura
tion of the new Island government.
Judge Taft was given a cordial reception
at the Grand opera house last night when
he' for the first time since hia election at
tended a theatrical performance, witnessing
the Viennese opera. "A Walti Dream."
Mr. Taft occupied a box with Charles P.
Taft and Miss Taft, but was not recog
nized until the Intermission between the
first and second acts. A storm of applause
then greeted him and he acknowledged It
with a bow.
The demonstration of the evening oc
curred, however, at the conclusion of th
second act. Immediately after the appUuse
had died away after the- climax, the or
chestra struck up the "Star Spangled Ban
ner." Tho entire audience, from the boxes
to the gullery, rose and stood while thj
national anthem was being played. Then
u tumult of applause broke forth nmid a
veritable tempest of waving handker ,
Mr. Taft bowed his appreciation time and
time again and then left the box and tha
GUESTS AT JLABOR DINNER
Announcement Mnde at White House
of Names of Those Who
WASHINGTON. Nov. 17. Announcement
wa made at the White House today of
the list of guests who will attend the din
ner at the White House tonight, which has
been referred to as the dinner to the
friends of labor. The list Is aa follows:
The prraldent, Mr. Justice Holmes, Mr.
Justice Moody, Secretary of the Interior
Garfield. Secretary tf Commerce and Labor
Straus, Representative Herbert Paraons,
Assistant Secretary of State Bacon, Major
General Leonard Wood, Interstate Com
merce Commissioner Clarke. CommlsVloner
of Labor Nelll, Forester Glfford Tlnchot,
Henry I Stlnson, United States Attorney
T. V. Powderly, formerly, at tho head of
th Knights of I-abor; Warren 8. Stone,
grand chief. Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers; John J. Hannahan, grand mas
ter. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen;
W. S. Carter, grand secretary and treas
urer. Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen;
P. II. Morrlssey, grand master. Railway
Trainmen; T. J. Dolan, general secretary
treasurer, International Brotherhood of
Steam Shovel and Dredgemen; A. U Faulk
ner, president National Window Glass
Workers: David Mackay. president Building
Trades organisation: John J. Towers, secretary-treasurer
New York State Council
of Carpenters; George W. Alger, attorney
for labor unions and writer on labor sub
jects; Edward J. Gavegan. attorney for
labor unions; Robert P. Bell, attorney for
labor unlona. New York; James Bronson
Reynolds and Charlea II. Bcherrlll, attor
neys; Dr. Lyman Abbott of the Outlook;
Iawrence S. Abbott of the Outlook, and
Ernest H. Abbott of the Outlook.
ASSASSIN COMMITS SUICIDE
Man Accepts "Voodoo Test, and It
Belna; Against II I in, Stake
LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Nov. 17,-Sam Hay
wood, a prominent farmer near Montlcello,
waa called to hi door Saturday night and
assassinated by a man atandlng at th gate,
who emptied a charge of buckahot Into hla
body. Louis Hursch, who was under suspi
cion, waa last night taken before a coron
er'a jury and denied hia guilt. A negro
Juryman demanded tha "voodoo" teat, call
ing for Hurach'a gun, saying If It waa d la
charged and Hursch waa guilty. It would
"sweat blood' at the muasle.
The gun waa discharged, and Hursch,
mistaking the rust on the barrel for blood,
plunged a knife into his throat, expiring
before th jury without uttering a word.
POLITICS KEPT OFF RECORD
Minutes of American Federation of
Labor Refer Lightly to Discussion.
ELECTRICAL FIGHT IS TAKEN UP
Dr leant Ion Headed by F. J. McNulty
I Seated After an Extended
Debute Charter for Rail
DENVER, Nov. 17. Yesterday's discus
sion of the Danbury hatters' enso and the
working of "government by injunction,"
and the political speeches which followed
In the convention of the American Feder
ation of Labor, were not made mattera of
record In the official report of the proceod
Inga of the convention. The official publi
cation today contained only the following
brief mention of these discussions: "A
discussion of the Danbury hatters' caae and
of the working of 'government by Injunc
tlons' generally was entered Into. This
was followed by a discussion of how these
could 'be remedied by political action. Those
taking part In the discussion were Presi
dent Gomphers, Delegates McCullough,
O'Sulllvan, Hayes (Max 8.), Grout. Gal
lagher, Furuscth and Walker.
A major portion of the single session
held today was devoted to the controversy
In the Electrical Workers' union. The dis
cussion was acrimonious and at ttmea per
sonalities were Indulged In. The matter
came up on tho report of a special commit
tee "which lis been Considering the cre
dentials of delegate from the contending
factions. Th committee recommend) the
seating of F. J. McNuIty. P. W. Collins.
F. W. Day. and refusing credential to H.
W. Potter. H. W. Sherman and J. J. Reld.
It also recommended that a special conven
tion of the union be held at St. Louis, Jan
uary 18. 1909, and urged the two factions
to get together.
After discussion of the report of the com
mittee had lasted over two hours, Messrs.
Potter, Sherman and Reld. who are the
officers of the seceding faction of the union,
agreed to resign If the offlccrjyof the orig
inal union, Messrs. McNuIty. Collins and
Fay, would alio resign, so that they could
then meet In convention at St. Louis with
a clean slate.
The latter officers agreed to resign before
the St. Louis convention, and the report
of the special committee was then adopted
by a vote of 159 to 21.
After the convention adjourned the ex
ecutive council' met and voted to issue i
charter to the Order of Railway Clerks.
This charter had been held up owing to
claims of jurisdiction by the Freight Hand
lers' union. The matter was adjudicated
at the session of the convention today.
An announcement was mnde that the
sightseeing this afternoon would b- from
carriages Instead of from street cars. The
employes of the street car svsteni are not
organized and serious objection was made
by many delegates to patronizing a non
MRS. GEORGE HEIMROD DEAD
Result of Operation Performed at
Berne, 8 wltaerlnnd, for Cancer
A cablegram from Kerne. Switzerland,
to the editor of The Bee announces the
death there last evening of Mrs. George
ITeinirod. formerly of this city. Mrs. Helm
rod had lived In Omaha for many years,
having left last year with her family to
reside In Europe with her husband, who Is
in the consular service. Mrs. Helmrod
was a Hanoverian by birth and had been
prominent In the social activity nf the
German-American residents of this city for
more than twenty-five years.
The last letters received from the family
told of her serious Illness, she having sub
mitted to an operation fo rcancer of the
The marriage of Mist Dora Holmrod ti
Dr. Tetens, which waa to have taken place
In October, was postponed on account of
the illnes of' her mother.
BUCK CASE TAKEN BY COURT
Justice Wrlabt Probably Will ;s0t
Announce Derision for Sev
WASHINGTON. Nov. 17. -Arguments In
the contempt case of the Buck Stove and
Range, company against Samuel Gompers.
Frank Morrison and John Mitchell of the
American Federation of Ibor were con
Justice Wright took the rase under at
vlsement. Counsel were allowed the privi
lege of filing briefs on certain matters
which arose during the progress of th
hearing. It la not expected that the court
will announce Its decision for scve al days.
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS READY
Treasurer Sheldon and Chairman
llltrheork Confer titer Thrlr
NEW YORK. Nov. 17.-Treasurer Ge irg
B. Sneddon and Chairman Hitchcock wen.
In conference several hours today at na
tional headquarters. Mr. Hitchcock stated
after the meeting that the contributor to
the republican campaign fund probably will
b ready tor publication on Monday.
STATE CROP WEALTH
Corn Production in Nebraska Close t
' Record Breaker.
EXCEEDS EIGHTY-NINE MILLIONS
Only Two Years' Yield Are Over This
DROP IN WINTER WHEAT YIELD
Value i3 GreatT Than Year Ago by
Two and Half Millions.
LABOR COMMISSIONER'S FIGURES
Production of lints Shows Inrrentt
on Reduced Aerenae First Kall
roiid Kitluiates Declared
Av. Yld. Production
Acreage. I'r. Acrv. Hfishols. Val
l!W..ti.;TO,l!l IS. 17 17M,r,!l.7s!t jsft.;1i
i:n;..6.6f.!i44 'J6.75 JtilUSlSNo i.o,
1P0S..2,34;',D0S lb.H l.tl.9;W 34.8i.1
I!T8.. 203,1(2 13.9S 2,810,:M 2,414,
19W..2.30S.S39 2J.Mi W.ltKt.ii. i!,4ii."
IMS.. 95.7DS 2.2 2,1,11,793 909
1908.. 8C.614 14. H2 1.206.448 759,
(From a 8tatf Correspondent,)
LINCOLN. Nov. 17.-tSpecial.)-Uibor
Commissioner Ryder today makes public a
tabulation of Nebraska crops for ltw, which
Indicates that this year's corn crop Is
worth, at 60 cents a bushel, x9.2!,878.
"Thla Is an inorcaso over the value of
record breaki.ig crop of 19 5, which waa
243,718,244 bushels; and it Is only $12,00) less
than the valuo of the next largest crop,
that of 1906, which totaled 241.3h3,MI bush
els, "We are most agreeably surprised by the
finul outcome of the reports this year.
With a reported aoreage S 17.8-6 lesa than in
1907, the total production Is 9,0Oti,0JO bushels
more, or 17S.5il9.78!), as against lt)9.732.W.i
last year. 1 p to the time when a majority
of the reports were In the office I was of
.opinion that we would nut reach last yeai's
total. Governor Sheldon held that the JW
figure would be beaten, and ha was right,
as the result shows. However, the bu
reau's contention that railroad estimates
were too strong la sustained. Those es.l
uiates were 2O,utJO.0OO bushels too high,
t'hanare In Corn Counties.
"There la a decided change aa to the lead,
ing corn counties this year. Because of
floods, principally, former lenders fell off;
hot winds and drouth at the wrong time
reduced the production of other ordinarily
heavy producers. To offset thCBe lussea,
remarkably good results are shown by
countles not heretofore regarded as big corn
producers. Lancaster reported the largest
acreage, but Custer" leads' 4n total produc
tion, with 3,141.327 bustrels," Mgalnat 2.CA.471
buahels for Lancaster. Counties reporting
2,000,0(0 bushels or better at mid In this or
der, after the two named: Saunders, Cedar,
Nuckolls, Buffalo, Boone, Knox Hnd Platte.
The average per acre for the state this
year In 28.17 bushels, while last year the
average per acre was 25.75 bushels,
"Winter wheat acreage reported this year
exceeded that of 1907 by 62.741 acres, but the
total production Is less, being 41,001,938 bush
els, as against 42,9i3,00t for 1H07. Last year
the average production per acre of this
crop was 18.85, this year It is 16.K9. but the
value Is greater by over $;',500.(K)0. The 1008
winter wheat crop Ib worth to the farmers
134,861,610. as compared with 't:i2,M4, 763 last
year. Clay county leads In production,
with a shade under 2,005.(00 bushels; Adams
la close up and Hamilton a strong third.
Then come Gage, York, Fillmore. Seward,
Spring; Whent mid tint.
"Spring wheat acreage slxows .ii decline
every year of late, but the average per
acre this year Is 13.9H against 12.113 In 1H07.
with a total of 2,810,284, as compared with
3,214,654 last year. The present crop tops
the l.nst one In value, . S:.41t,32 against
$2,410,990. We thus have a total for wheat
this year of $37,395,832. The counties rais
ing spring wheat In largest amounts are
Sheridan, Lincoln, Dakota, Cheyenne, Burt,
Dawes. Box Butte, Cuming, Washington.
"In oats we have an Increased total pro
duction on a reduced acreage, the aver
age per aero going 23.86 as against 21.4!) In
1907. The total reachea 66.I63.5.'8 bushels,
compared to 63,6:'2,2iJ, and the value l
$2,4i5.36; last year It was $20,376. 410. I'latte
county leads in the oats production, with
2.379.730, followed closely by Cedar wilh
2.091,1(0; then come Custer, Knox, Madison,
Pierce, Cuming, Gage. Saundeis, Buffalo,
all running strong aver l.OooOOO buahols.
"In barley production we tali off, from
2.346,106 bushels Inst year In J,1H1.7!3 this
year. The average per acre also shows a
alight reduction. The value of this crip
to Nebraska Is 1959.289. The comitlc produc
ing the most barley are Thurt,ton. Dun I),
Hitchcock. Custer, Red Willow, purt. Lin
coln, Cedar, l-ogan, Hayes. Rye, Illse;se,
shows a decrease all around. Tula? pro
ductlon. 1!i8, 1.2i6.448 bushels: 19)7. l.io7.8!t9
bushels. Value this year. $7t9.S5. Western
counties lend In rye production.
Great Increase In alnes.
"The totiil value of these five crop to
the farmers of tint state foots up $!5o,75v.SM,
as against $129.!rt5.(i43 f,.r Ihe mini crop
In l!7. an Increase of $.i,76.i."
"Alfalfa and hny will weigh up strong
thla year hi boosting our grand total, and
potatoes will represent nioie wealth than
Ihe Alaska mines produce In a year. Thea
don't rorget that i gs are now 3 c nta upleoa,
of three doxen for $1. And wo have celery,
turkeys, pumpkins, apples, frog legs, sweet
potatoes, etc., ad libitum. So no one need
worry about the Nebraska fanner either
as to Thanksgiving or Christmas, or the
college education for the children, to say
nothing of automobile rdlng In the moat
delightful, 'oxotiy' atmosphere lying out
doors. In spite of politics, let us love on
Acreage. A v. Yield. Value.
Artum l n4 l3t.O 2 44!i.42 $ l.;;'4,7:;t
Antelope 111.04 :t4 1 3,8x4, 7tl 1 ,4 yj
Manner a.T7i 1H.S flvllH si 4,.
I'-laine 8 o:; ;s s 2m.:!',' bc'llv
Boone 112PM &o.g 4,0:1. PM Jftle7iyj
Box Butte S.iNS il.S lll.tf.l r5 7..J
Boyd 67.r-7ff5.it t.'il'i.lnu l.t.in 717
ilrown !R7l7 2i5 4?l.ia: ."1 V,
Buffalo 1.12.1 MS? a 4. 2 ,W 7:.
Milt C.?Ji 87.0 S.IBI.7.WI lfA.'IT
Butler 113 771 SM S7317 l.Kik t
Cb." iar;9 23.4 I.lv),7.ix
Cedar 119 758 57 8 i.l US: $,2il.42g
Chase 87.67 819 1-7 4:'4 5M
Cherry 20.716 13 J H4fi H.4
Cheyenne 12.oil2M 8i,79 14
Cly 1.84 116$ 8.232,,7t 1,8i,.j7
c.ifx .:' 11 $ s.iaf.ntf
Cuming loa.iWSil S.Wi.W 1821,8
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