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VOL. XXXVIII XO. 136.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, (NOVEMBER 24, 1008 TEN PAGES.
FLAGLER AND TODD
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
MANDERSON MUCH BETTER
Well, Why Not?
PYTHIAN DAY ENDS
Tuesday, J(fmfcfr St, 100.
Hopes to Be Able Soon to Make Argu
Rockefeller Sayi These Men Cre4
Standard Oil Truit.
COULD KOI TO IT HIMSE1
ment Before Interior Department
Oil King Sayi He Hs Not Ability for
So Progressive Move.
WILL HUNT FOR THE BOOKS
Record of Transfer of Oil Trust
MEMORY NOT, CLEAR AT POINTS
Railroad Presidents uud Directors
Held Itwk li tombln In 1U
gnrly Daya Arehhold to
NEW YORK. Nov. 13. Credit for the
creation of ttio Standard Oil trut, which
counsel for the fedorat government claim
allil exists aa the Standard Oil company
of New Jersey, was given by John I).
Ttockr feller aa a witness .today under croes-
examination in the federal ault to dissolve
the Standard, to two men Henry M. Flesr
lrr and Samuel C. T. Dodd.
To these two mailer archltecta of the
oil combine Mr. Rockefeller gave full
credit, faying that he waa aure it was not
himself, cis he did not possess the ability
for ao progressive a. move.
Mr. Rrckefeller apent an arduous day on
the atand under fie Incessant queitloning
of Frank B. Kellogg, the government coun
sel, and when adjournment was taken until
tomorrow he gave every evidence of delight
that the day was done.
Counsel hone to conclude Mr. Rockefel
ler's cross-examination tomorrow, when It
la planned to plane John D. Archbold. vie
president of the Standard, on the stand.
Will tin! for Boaki.
Frank B. Kellogg, who, with other sev
en ment Investigators, has been endeavor
ing for over a year to locate the miming
stock transfer books of the Standard Oil
trust, sought to do ao today through Mr.
Rrckefeller, who protrisfd to do what he.
could to find them.
Mr. Rockefeller's eamlration todav car
ried him through the period of the Stand
ard Oil trust and the years of Its subae
ii:nt liquidation, which lasted from 193
to 1S. -. -
Mr. Rockefeller's nwmory at times was
not clear on the definite detalla of this
truKt llouldutlon period, and he told coun
sel that be cculd not rocall many of the
incidents and developments of that tlmo
During the day Mr. Kellogg developed from
Mr. Rockefeller that early In the Industrial
existence of the Standard the president
of two railroad companies, together with
their directors, were stockholders In he
After adjournment tonight Mr. Rocke
feller told an Inquiring sudlegce of re
porters. that, there were better things In
the world than .tTvekihg money and alnce
1MU he had been gradually retiring from
business. He added: , .
"There Is more Important work than
k making money fend there Is much for me to
do. I belong to the brotherhood of man
Rockefeller Takes Stand.
When court convened John D. Rockefel
ler took the stand and, Frank M. Kellogq
began cross-examination for the govern
ment. After a, number of questions about
the South Improvement company Mr. Kel
loe-g brought out the fact that Amasa
Stone, then president of the Lake Shore
Michigan Southern railway; Btlllman Witt,
a director of the Lake Shore and Big Four
roads; and J. P. Handy, also a director of
the Rig Four railroad, were taken Into the
Standard Oil company In the early days,
From a list read by Mr. Kellogg the wit.
nets Identified fifteen small companies
which Mr. Rockefeller aaid were purchaaed
by the Standard, and he said he believed
twenty to twenty-five concerns were bought
in Cleveland. .
i "How many did you keep in operation T"
"1 could not say."
"Any of them."
"1 should have to think that over."
"Were not most of them dismantled?"
"The smaller ones were used In construc
tion fend the larger ones were connected
with our plants. We ran the Clark,
Schurmer Co., Clark. Payne Co. and
Hanna, Baslington at Co.
. AriHt Com nan y Independent.
Mr, Kellogg called attention to the pur
chases of Porter, Moreland A Co., and
Bennett, Warner & Co.. together with
, Easterly t Davis and John Jackson, snd
asked Mr. Rockefeller 1f he did not pur
The witness said the Standard Oil Inter
ests bought a portion of Moreland at Co.
nd Bennett, Warner A Co. and conveyed
. It to the Acme Oil company.
"Do you recall Mr. Archbold's testimony
in 1st In this state?" .
Mr. Kellogg then read from Mr. Arch
hold's testimony In which he etsted that
the Acme Oil company was an Independent
oil company and not owned, controlled or
affiliated with the Standard.
"Was the Acme Oil company an Inde
pendent concern In those years?"
Mr. Rockefeller said that the Acme Oil
company undoubtedly was operated aa an
independent concern until after 18&2. and
that John D. Archbold managed It for a
Tlu) witness said he thought the stock
nfthe Carmlen Consolidated Oil company
it purchased by exchange stock with
the Standard and stock of the American
1'ruiiafer company was obta'ned from J. A.
boalwlik in the same manner. The Bun
ilaid also secured stock of the United Pipe
line. The trust agreement of 187, Mr.1
Rockefeller aajd. was made for the pur
pose of holding those stocks for the benefit
of the Individuals for whom they had been
avalicd. Ur. Kellogg asked whether the
aaWcka were held 'for the Standard or for
Individuals and Mr. Rockefeller said he
should Judge that the Standard Oil com
pany held the certificates. All the com
panies were managed by their own man
agers and each was doing an Independent
"The agreement provides that the trustees
siiall distribute the stock to the Individual
owners.' said Mr. Kellogg.
'it turned them over to the Standard
Jll trustees," replied Mr. Rockefeller.
"Who got up this Standard Oil trust?'
Tribute te Trust Oritanlsers.
"I should say that D. M. Flagler and 8.
T. redd should have the credit. I am
sure It was not 1. I am not so learned in
legal matters aa that. I do not claim any
ndl, for Mr. Flagler and Mr. Dcdd should
hive lull credit."
kr. Rut kefeller said that the various
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VICINITY Showers rnbHbly Tuesday and
FOR NBBRASKA Probably showers
Tueduv; cooler In oust portion.
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cooler In west iKirtlnn.
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Former Senator Manderson recovering
and hopes to be able to present case in
volving irrigation contract to the Interior
department. Fage I
The cross-examination of, John D. Rock
efeller was continued yesterday by Frank
B. Kellogg, the president of the Standard
Oil company attributing the Idea of tho
trust formed In 1882 to Mr. Flagler and
Mr. Dodd. 'age 1
Attorney General Bonaparte yesterday
petitioned the United States supreme
court for a writ granting tho review of
the Standard OH case involving the Lan
dls fine. Page 1
Millionaire Plttsburgers were almost
swindled by a clever man who represented
himself as an agent of tho Rothschilds.
Prosecutor Heney says he I anxious to
get Into the graft prosecution again in
San Francisco. Page 1
The republican national committee made
public the list of contributors to the fund
of the campaign. Page 8
A moving picture machine exploded at
Chicago in a small theater cauntng a
panic. ' Page 1
The government Is about to establish
experimental kiosks which will reveal
utomatlcally the condition of the
weather. ' .Pge 1
Tfle barn of the Kearney industrial
school burned yesterday destroying
twenty-four head of horsea. Pa;. 3
A body of a Japanese laborer was found
near Gothenburg which had been dragged
to a thicket and lain there for nearly two
years. Page 8
Hastlnga college claims the Intercollegi
ate championship, but to settle the ques
tion la willing to play Bellevue a post-sea-
on game. ee
The Servians moved their archives and
records to Nlsli out of fear of an Austrian
Invasion. Page 1
Fortieth anniversary of Nebraska lodge
No. 1, Knights of Pythias. Is being cele
brated with a large attendance of prom
inent members of the order present from
all over the country. Page 1
O. I.. Dickenson, assistant superintend
ent of transportation of western lines of
the Burlington, Is promoted and Koes to
Chicago. Page 10
Brandeis & Son announce they will erect
a modern, fireproof eight-story office
building at the corner of Seventeenth and
Douglas streets. Page 3
Editors of papers over the country arc,
doing their share to boost the corn show.
Kdward Spindler. the cobbler Who died
auddenly and who was reputed to have
left a large fortune, is found to have
possessed only a few dollars. Page S
OOMatXSCIAZ! AJTD XMDVBTBXaX.
Live stock markets. Page T
Grain markets. Pags T
Stocks and bonds. Page T
afOYXMEXTB OP OCIAJT TBAM3XIP8.
Port. Arrived. Bailee.
Qt'KENSTOWN. . .Arabic Cmpnl.
MOVIL1.K Caienpnls Calttornla.
SOUTHAMPTON. St. Loula
WOOL GROWERS ISSUE CALL
Aaaual Convention of Organisation
Will Be Held at Pocatello In
CIIETENNK, Wyo., Nov. IJ (Special.)
Calls for the fifth annual convention
of the Wyoming Wool Growers' associa
tion and tho forty-fifth annual conven
tion of the National Wool Growers' asso
ciation, which will be held at Rawlins.
Wyo., on January 11-12, and at Pocatello,
Ida., on January 14, 15 and IS, were Issued
today from the headquarters of both or
ganizations here. Both notices call atten
tion to important letters to come up for
dlscusalon, as follows: '
This meeting la most Importsnt to the
sheep and wool Interests of the entire
country, because of the possibility of
chana-es in the tariff on wool and aides,
proposed legislation to Improve service.
and lower freight rates on me ranroaan,
dii'(islon of foreat pi-enervation and con
servation of our natural nsourc.es. graz
ing, depredations of predatory wild ani
mals and beat methods of exterminating
the peats, the great central storage and
market movement Inaugurated by this
association, and It will te wen ror me
sheepmen to meet at this time and lot
their views be known on these varlou
questions. No wool grower should neg
lect this opportunity to express him
self and asatat In the formation of plans
for the future. The association haa ac
complished much good for Its members
and all others engaged In sheep and wool
growing, but there remains much yet
to be accomplished.
All these subjects will be discussed by
able speakers, and the meeting will un
questionably be one of the greateat gath
erings of stockmen ever held in this
The. people of the city of Pocatello hsve
provided amply In the way of accom
modationa and entertainment, and very
low rates have been granted by the rail
roads for the utraalnn.
The mid-winter sheep show, which has
come to be an Important feature of the
annual conventions, will be held In con
nection with this meeting. The cali
premiums aggregate 11. DUO. and a valu
able silver tup bearing the association
emblem In gold will be given fir the
best exhihlt. A number of specM prises
have also been added. More than 400
animals are already entered and the show
promises to eclipse all previous exhibi
tions of this kind.
Distrlbntlen of Tain.
PIERRE, S. P., Nov, .-tjpecUl.)
The state treasury haa been distributing
the telegraph and telephone taxea to the
counties entitled to the. same. The total
of the telephone taxea amounts to 117, t7
and of the telegraph texts to KM.
CASE OVER IRRIGATION CONTRACT
Waahlnatton Paper, Edited by Friend
of Bryan, Hope Parrhsie of Texaa
Land Indicates Removal to
fFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Nov. I3.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) General Manderson waa consider
ably Improved today, his lumbago yielding
to fhe efforts of his physicians and In
consequence many of the old-tlmo friends
of the ex-senator called to pay their re
spects. Admiral W. 8. Schley spending a
considerable time with the "venerable
gentleman," as he laughingly called Mr.
General Manderson said to The Bee rep
resentative today that he hoped to present
to the secretary of the Interior several
matters of considerable Importance which
brought him to Washington, notably a
brief In tile matter of the annulled con
tracts with Callahan, Katz, Phelan St
Shirley, under the reclamation service
on the Huntley project in Montana and
with the same persans on the Fort Buford
project.. Mr. Manderson will ask that these
contractors be relieved from any liability
to the government for the non-performance
of the contracts that were entered Into
under an entire misapprehension of what
waa demanded when the work was con
tracted for and was entered upon. It Is
urged in Mr. Mandcrson'e brief that the
misunderstanding grew out of the "undis
puted language and the proposal of the
government official having charge and di
rection of the work contracted for."
It appears that the Callahana and others
were awarded contracts on the Irrigation
projects above referred to for digging the
necessary ditches; that the engineer of
ficer had Informed them that steam ma
chinery could be -used and bids were
made accordingly, but later on manual
labor and animals were ordered to be put
on the work and the contractors threw
up the contract because of the increased
cost of such labor, which at that time
could hot be had for "love or money."
The government let the contract to other
parties at an Increase of $300,000 over the
Callahan bid nnd Is now threatening to
bring suit against the contractors for non
performance, which necessarily involves
the bondsmen. General Manderson hopes
to secure the exoneration of the Callahans
bn the ground that If there was any mis
understanding It was on the part of the
project engineer. '
Bnrkett la Cenfldent.
' Senator Burkett returned from a hasty
visit to Nebraska last evening, where he
went to fill several lecture engagements.
Asked if there was any change in the
senatorial situation in his home state
Burkett remarked that If there was he
had not noticed lt He saw no good rea
son why the republicans two years from
now should not overturn the democratic
majority In the legislature resulting from
the election this fall.
Mr. Burkett said he had not dlscov
ered whether Mr. Bryan would be in the
senatorial race. He called attention to
the fact that the defeated candidate of
the democratic party for the presidency
was spending the winter In Mexico and
Texas, "which probably means," added
Burkett. 'that any announcement of
Bryan's intentions with respect to the
senatorial campaign will not be made
' Hint of Bryan's Fntnre.
In view of the fact that Bryan haa pur
chased a tract of land in Texas for
winter home the following In the Evening
Bulletin, which Is published by Bryan'a
staunchest friend In the District of
Columbia, W. J. Dwyer, is significant
"William Jennings Bryan has purchased
twenty acrea of land at Corpus Christ!
Tex., and will build a summer home
thereon. We hope that If will be his per
manent home so that the Lone Star state
can send to the senate the greatest
statesman this country has produced
since the days of Lincoln. As the suc
cessor of Joseph W. Bailey, the nation
and what little there Is left of the dem
oc ratio party would be the gainer. Ne
braska Is no place for the Commoner and
never waa." ,
Minor Matters at Capital.
First Lieutenant James S. Kennedy
medical reserve corps, Is detailed as a
member of the army retiring board at
Omaha, vice Captain James W. Van
dusen, medical corps, relieved.
Postmasters appointed: Iowa, Valeria.
Jasper county, J. B. Hessenlus. vice B.
Anderson, resigned. Wyoming. Hillsdale.
Laramie county, Amanda B. Coates, vice
C. N. Coates, removed.
RESULT OF RAID ON "CLUBS"
Police Mea-iatrate Releases Men by
Wholesale Thus Taken In
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 23. A war of extermina
tion on the numerous "clubs" in which
liquor has been sold in St. Louis on Sun
days snd during the hours when saloons
were closed was announced by Chief of
Police Creecy today. The statement fol
lowed raids which began yesterday after
noon and continued until early this morn
ing. Sixty-one "clubs" were visited by the
officers snd 833 men arrested in them.
All police courts in the city were crowded
today and professional bondsmen reaped a
Most of tha oriaonera were discharged
when arraigned in court. Judge Klelber
dismissed 14t out of 147 docketed In the
Wyoming street police court and continued
the other. At the Clark atreet station 403
a sea were docketed. The first fifteen de-
feitlanla were discharged and their release
was the signal tor a burst of cheering from
hundreds of men and boys. The order for
the raids. It wss learned today, waa given
by Governor Folk from Jefferson City, fol
lowing a police canvass Isst week, caused.
It is said, by the killing. In or near a club,
of Louis Forsythe, a soldier from Jef
ferson barracks after a payday orgy in the
RECORDS REMOVED TO NISH
Servians Pear Raid by Anatrla and
Take Measures Out nf
BELGRADE. Servta, Nov. 23. Seventeen
carloads of .coin and the archives of the
National bank were today removed from
this city to the fort st Nlsh. This step
was taken because the government fears
that Austria will make a raid on Belgrade,
It ia rumored that the government also
will be removed to Nish.
From the Cleveland Leader.
CANNON IS FOR REVISION
Speaker Says New Tariff Law Should
Be Enacted Promptly.
CHANGE WELL BRING TROUBLE
Qalck Action Will Reduce Depression
to Minima m Ha J- s He Stands ,
on Platform ' of
CHICAGO, Nov. 2S. Joseph G. Cannon,
speaker of the house of representatives,
placed himself on record today in favor
of a revision of the tariff In accordance
Ith the promise of the republican party
platform and declared that so far as his
vote was concerned he would seo .to It
that the announced giollcy of revision
would be written In (the national laws
as soon as possthle. The words or tiie
kpeaker came at the conclusion of a lunch
eon given to six rear admirals of the United
States navy by Alexander Revell of Chi
cago in the Union League club, at which
the need of more battleships and in
creased efficiency of 'the fighting forces
of the republic were the principal themes
of discussion. I
On. the tariff question .Sneaker Cannon
said: ' " - - JV, v '
'Any change In the revenue laws of the
country of necessity is followed by a 'de
pression of business. Three years ago I
followed the lead of Theodore Roosevelt,
who declared that there should be no re
vision of the revenue laws, which means
the tariff, lntll after the next general
election.' His policy was to not change
existing conditions. The republican plat
form on which the national contest has
been won says, revise the revenue laws.
That revision should be with due regard
to protection and penalty against dis
criminatory nations. As a member of
the next house of representatives, a
co-ordinate branch of the government
equal to the executive and the Judiciary.
I am. so far as my vote Is concerned, go
ing to .eee to It that the policy of the
republican party on this question Is writ
ten In the national laws as promptly as
possible. The laws should be written
so that business can adjust itself to
changed conditions, for the change will
of necessity bring disturbance."
Among the guests at the luncheon, over
which Mr. Revell presided, were Rear
Admirals James H. Dayton. Albert Ross,
William H. BrownMon, Francis H. Hlg
glnson, French E. Cliadwlck and Wash
ington L. Capps. Major General Fred
erick D. Grant, in command of the De
partment of the Lakes, together with the
six admirals, all responded to toasts.
TAFT REFUSES TO TRAVEL
Presldent-Klert Will Stay In Hot
IlirHnci Thnnksg-lTlnar !
Family In New York.
HOT SPRINGS. Va.. Nov. 23.-The
Thanksgiving plans of the Taft family as
announced today leave the president
elect alone at Hot Springs, He will be
the gueat at dinner of M. E. Ingalla. a
former president of the Chesapeake and
Ohio railroad. Mrs. William H. Taft will
leave here tomorrow night for New York.
She will he Joined there by her three
children, Robert, Helen and Charles, all
of whom will be the guests of Heniy W.
Taft and his two sons. Mrs. H. W. Taft
and . her daughter are In Europe. Mrs.
Extlne of Cincinnati, who Is a friend of
Mrs. William H. Taft, will, with her
two children. Join the party In New York.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Taft are to remain In
"I have simply refused Ut travel," said
Judge Taft in explaining his purpose to
Henry W. Taft, who, with General Clar
ence R. Edwards. Joined Judge Taft In
a game of golf today, will leave for New
GUARDS FIRE AT BALLOON
Russian Frontier Troops Place Afro,
nanta In (ircat Dan ire r by
BRE8LAU, Nov. 23. A German balloon
that passed .over Russian territory In the
vicinity of Zerkow last Saturday was fired
on by Russian frontier guards. No less
than fifteen shots were fired, and this in
spite of the fact that the balloon was flying
the German flag. The bullets hissed all
around the airship and one of them pierced
a aack of 4)llast and was imbedded in the
sand. The aeronauta made a hurried de
scent and succeeded In landing on German
territory. They were not hurt.
The balloon belonged to the Silesian Aero
club. The anceiit was made from heie.
Heavy tattle Shipments.
PIERRE, S. D.. Nov. 23.-(Special.)- -The
cattle shipment from, LeBeau thlb
year are placed at one thousand cars.
That town will hold the Isavy shipments
so long aa the big resef.atlon paslurts
remain under lease, or until the road at
that point extends across the river.
HENEY ANXIOUS FOR FRAY
Snn Francisco Prosecutor Says His
rilaht Is but Indication of
, Depth of Iniquity. s
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 23. The Call this
morning prints the first Interview granted
to the press by Francis J. Heney since the
district attorney was shot in Judge Law
lor's court room, November 4, by Morris
Haas, while the hearing of one of the cases
against Ruef was In progress.
After expressing devout . thanks for his
cscjpe, Mr. Heney said:
'In this great human battle against vice
and curruptlon, let no one believe that the
true source is to be found In the Individual
dynamiters. Jury bribers, kidnapers end
assassins and that their expulsions means
untlmate victory. Such things are but the
bubbles waiting from the pool of filth tha'
has been years In making. The seed has
been sown and we must reap the harvest,
but In gathering the tares let us be satis
fled with nothing but the root.
"It has been a terrible sacrifice, but If
my bjood has not been shed In vain, If the
assassin's bullet has suddenly disclosed to
the' public eye the hideousnosa of- the gigan
tic conspiracy to defeat the law, then I
shall feci that I have jioy lived in vain, that
my poor efforts have-met wlt.h Immeasur
able benefit to nrjf PjefeflL.cltS and state."
The foregoing, is a part of the statement
which Is publiehd-ver.MreHeney' signa
ture. The wounded man Is well on the
road to recovery and stated that he was
eager to get back to the prosecution of the
graft cases again.
PICTURE MACHINE EXPLODES
One May Die and Four Are Injured na
Result of Panle In Chi
CHICAGO, Nov. IX One man may die
and four women are suffering serious In
juries as a result of the explosion of a
moving picture machine, which resulted
in a fire and panic In a 5-cent theater last
The Injured are:
Nick Maros, operator of the machine.
left arm torn oft and badly burned; m;:y
Mrs. Jerry Dally.
The theater was crowded with a large
Sunday night audience, when a film sud
denly took fire and the picture machine
In a moment the entire front of the
theater waa in flames. Mangled and
burned. Maros Jumped out of his blazing
cage and ran through a crowd of women
and children, holding the; stump of his
bleeding arm and crying loudly.
A general rush for the exits stsrted.
Women were thrown down in the crush,
everal women fainted and were half
dragged, half carried, out of the building
by men and boys.
A fire company put out the flames. The
damage was slight.
TEMPERATURES FOR PUBLIC
Government Weather Bureau Will
Establish Automatic Sta
tions In South.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.-A "meteorlog
Ical kiosk," or automatic weather station,
has been erected in this city. It Is one of
twenty ordered by the weather bureau to be
established In the principal cities of the
south. This booth-like innovation shows
on Its four sides, a barometer to foretell
approaching storms or fair weather; a
standard thermometer, which will obviate
the speculation of the accuracy of differ
ent kind of recorded temperatures; a hyd
grometer to Indicate the humidity of the at
mosphere, and a precipitation gauge to
show the amount of rainfall within a
specified time. Electric clockwork will be
utilized to work the cylinders of the self
registering Instruments. There will also be
displayed weather maps to show the
meteorloglcal conditions throughout the
The "kiosk" Is ornamental in appearance
and if the benefit derived by the public
Is as great as la anticipated by the officials
of the Depnrtment of Agrl'ulture. these sub
stations will be put In general use.
STATES BARRED FROM SHOW
Pennsylvania and New York May Wut
Exhibit lulmala at- .
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. Cattle breeders
of the state of Pennsylvania and New
York will not "be permitted to exhihlt any
cattle at the International Stock show, to
be . held In Chicago, owing to the violent
prevalence of the foot and mouth disease
in these states. This derision was readied
today at a meeting held at the White
houae between President Roosevelt and
Willett M. Hayes, assistant secretary of
agriculture, and Dr. Alonzo D. Melvln,
rhlf of 'h? buna-j of aniu al Industry. . The
decision Includes sheep, swtna and goats.
THOMAS T1BBLES IS STUNG
Governor-elect Refuses to Hear His
Plea for a Pat Office.
DR. CARR ALSO TURNED DOWN
Dong las County Democrats Are In N
Wna Modest In Whut They Are
Asking at Hands of the
From a Staff Correspondent.
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 22.-(Speclal.)-The
sting Of Ingratitude is about to be
stuck Into Thomas Tibbies, the grand old
populist who so ably assisted in carry
ing tho state for Bryan and Shallen
berger. Mr. Bryan left for Old Mexico
without endorsing Mr. . Tibbies for any of
flee ind Mr. Bhallenberger knows not thnt
In every county where he spoke, Mr.
Tibbies lined up the old-time populists
and took many of them back out of the
republican party, but his reward is In his
knowledge of work well done,, and' this
Mr. Tibbies is 70 yeara oKf and as spy
as av i cat. . He came to Lincoln tonight
and saw ' he. -felt--as ' well aiier his nln
weeks of campaigning as he has ever
felt. His populist friends believe he Is
entitled to recognition,- but so far no
movement has been started In his be
half. Mr Tibbies is In a receptive mood,
and some there are who believe he should
be' mado chief oil Inspector.
It Is a qeustlon whether the fog and
drizzle and unuauallyj blue weather today
was due to the operations of the weather
clerk or to the ozone that gathered around
tho sunlklssed hesd of one E. Arthur
Carr, Tom Allen's handy man and general
letter writer. E. Arthur worked faithfully
under the direction of the democratic state
chairman In an effort to help out Mr.
Bryan by circulating mean literature about
He did It, of course expecting reward.
And today the reward came, but it came
to another. Dr. Lowry of ILncoln secured
from Governor-elect Bhallenberger the Job
of physician to the state penitentiary. Tills
was the Job E. Arthur wanted; to get a
standln with the powers that be, he issued
the dirty letter about Judge Taft; he used
without authority the lteeterheads of the
Lincoln Clvle league, which had repudiated
him; he stands now to be prosecuted for
his act; and1 he failed to land the place,
thouhg he spent considerable loose change
In telephoning over the state for recom
mendations for the Job, And he fully ex
pected to get the Job, ioo, for Tom Allen
was boosting for him.
Now, that he did not land, it is expected
that E. Arthur Carr will do aome tall
talking when he gets over his weeping
spell. It Is expected that he will tell
Just how it came about that he conceived
the Idea of writing that letter; Just who
put him up to it. . The people of Lincoln
are expecting the bewhlskered doctor to do
the squeezing act In a very short time.
Douglas county democrats want little at
the hands of the coming legislature Just
the speaker and the chief clerk pt the
house and the naming of the president pro
tern of the senste, In addition of course to
a few other Jobs at the hands of the new
Representsllvcs-Elect Smecker. and
Thomas and Senators-Elect Ransom, How
ell and Tanner came down today and se
lected thiir seats.
"Mr, Btoecker Is a candidate for speaker
of the house," std Doc Tanner.
"I ran t say that am doing anything to
make myself speaker." cMmed in Btoecker.
"but several of my friends are saying 1
hriild be the man and of course they are
at work to land the plf.ee for me."
Representative-Elect Thomas said Doug
las county bnd a tandidate for chief clerk
cjf the house In tho person of Henry Rich
mond, who formerly rtBlded there.
"We shall vote as a unit on the organlzi-
tlon," continued Mr. Thomas, "and if the
office of chief clerk is already na'led down
then of course we will not antagonize the
Just howj Mr. Stocckei has secured th?
support of W. 8. Slioemtker, who InmHelf
is a candidate, was not explained by the
vleltlng members, but if they are to vots
as a unit on all questions then it la taken
to mean that Shoemaker is out of It so
lar as tho Douglas county delegation Is
concerned. However, Mr. Slii-emakcr la y-.t
b be heard from.
No information was given out by the
visiting senators-elect regarding the or
ganisation of the upper house, but enough
was Intimated to give the impression that
Douglas county expected to he 'ut the
making when the alate Is finally ready for
the outside members.
Yule of Stale Canvassed.
The state canvassing board nut this
morning and canvassed the vote cast at
the -recent election. The totals were no
(fferent from those published in the
. Contrary to the advice given by som
(Continued on Third Tage,'
Knights Confer Third Rank on Big
THOUSANDS 1TTEND E ERCISES
Celebration Honors Fortieth Anni
versary of Omaha Lodge.
ALL WrSTERN STATES TAKE PART
Iola Drill Team Wins Admiration by
DAMON AND PYTHIAS PRESENTED
l.eadlna: Officers of Fraternity In
Country See Candidates Receive
Degree at Auditorium In
In the conferring of the third rank-tiin
highest in the order upon an unusually
laige class, the ritual being participated
In by the best drilled degree team In tho
entire world and attended by some of tho
highest officials of the society In the
United States, tho Knights of Pythias IhsI
night completed tho celebration of the
fortieth anniversary of the founding of
Pythanism in the west.
The anniversary exorcises were held In
the simclous Auditorium and comprised
what was probably the most noteworthy
meeting In the annals of this secret orga
nization. The anniversary celebration was
held during tho afternoon snd evening of
yesterday and on both occasions the Audi
torium was filled to overflowing, the crowd
In the evening being by far the largest.
Forty years sgo Monday on November
23, HWS-the first lodge of the Knights of
Pythias west of the Allegheny mountains
was organized. This lodge was Instituted,
in Omaha and was named Nebraaka lodg-v
No. 1. It is still In existence, the oldest
lodge in the order In tho west. But as the
years have sped by no especial notice haa
been given Omaha and Us lodge and the
west on account of the founding of the
society In this part of the great domain
of Uncle Sam. The west wanted recog
nition, however, and honor too, and at the
last meeting of (he Nebraska state lodge
plans were made for this celebration the
first of the kind ever held by this large
Credit Due Frank Kelley.
Frank Kelley of Lincoln, past grand
chancellor of the state, was the man who,
figuratively speaking, "took the bull by
the horns," and at the last session of the
Nebraska lodge of the Knights of Pythias"
Introduced a resolution providing for the
celebration of this Important anniversary,
and In accordance with the resolution a
committee of three waa appointed to ar
range for the meeting. This committee was
composed of Grand Chancellor John C.
Clcland of Frempnt, Grand "Vice Cbanoaltar-''
W. T. benncy of Onn.be and Grand Prelate ...
J. C. Chase of North Bend. Invitation
were then sent to nearby states to Join In
the commemoration, and fowa was the first
to accept. Then Bouth Dalfota Joined in
and In a short time Minnesota. Wyoming,
Colorado, Kansas and Missouri decided to
take part In tho anniversary, for the anni
versary was not an Omaha affair or even
a Nebraska celebration, but was of and for
the entire west. Omaha and Nebraska
merely took the Initiative and received the
credit for organizing the first western
lodge, but the whole west, from a secret
society standpoint, had profited by It nnd
therefore the whole west Joined In re
joicing on the occasion of the fortieth an
niversary. Thousands of loyal members of the
Knights of Pythias believers In brothcrlw
love as shown by Damon and Pythias and
handed down by mythological tfadltlon
attended the anniversary exercises. Tha
streets were crowded during the dny with
the wrearers ef the trl-colors of the order-
red, yellow and blue and the lobbies of
the Irf-yal and Rome hotels, headquarters
for the knlglitr. were thronged. 8peciul
trains were run to the city from all direc
tions, hamlets of but a few hundred people
sending delegations of forty or fifty, mem-
b rs of the reception committee estimating
that there were about S.rmo knights In the
city. An effort was made to register all
those who came, hut this whs found to be
Impoktihle, but 3,T0 or l.nen only holng able
to Inscribe their names In the big book
termed the "official reglaler."
Formal Addresses Made.
Fully 3.500 people attended th opening
ceremonies ef the anniversary at the Audi
torium Monday afternoon, many of tho
audiencn being women. The formal exer
cises 'link place oh the big stare, to the
right of which In a raised platform wss
the Iola lodge orchestra of Dayton, O. At
Ihe front of the stage was a raised plat,
form for the exhibition drill of the famous
Iola drill team.
The nftcrnoon cxen Ires ' were presided
fver by Grand Representative Rlchrrd
O'Neill of Lincoln, who delivered the In
troductory addtess. The proceedings opened
with n selection by the loir, string orchestra
and the Invocation by Grand Prelate J. C,
Chase of North Bend, followed. In Ms
Introductory address Grand Representative
O'Neill paid a touching tribute to the late
Coli nel George II. Crager, the founder of
The address of welcome on the part. o
the state was made by Edward Maggl,
chief clerk In the office of Governor Shel
don, who was delegated by Governor Shel
don to represent him on this ocvsslon.
The Iola quartet, consisting of G. W.
Kern, first tenor; K T. Bobbins, second
tenor; F. M. Winder, baritone, knd R. J.
Fulton, second bass, then gavt several
selections, which were followed y the ad
dress of welcome to the city of Omaha
by Mayor J. C. Dahlman. The tliayor ex
pressed his high appreciation at being priv
ileged to welcome so distinguished a body
of men to Omaha. In the course of his "
address he said, In part: -
"On behalf of tho eople of. Omaha I
extend you this welcome wits all the
warmth of cordially that my lips can ex
press. We know that when you go away
from here you will realise; the sincerity of
this welcome and will sing our praises
abroad. This afternoon and tonight 1 turn
this city over Into your hands, for with
you I know It will be safe. I hope it will
not be forty years before you come again,
but sincerely hope you will come often."
The response to the address was made by
Grand Chancellor Cleland of Fremont. He.
too, paid a glowing tribute to tha late Col
onel Crlger and spoke of the purposes of
Pythianism as being to wield snd perpet
uate a higher citizenship, not alone In tha
west, but wherever its Influence extended.
Drill Team Clves Tableaux-
Thla concluded tha speech making fur
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