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THE OMAHA DAILY HKR: FRTDAY, PECErBFiTl 4. IMS.
JAPAN TAKEN AS A MODEL
Go to Far Eaat for Pla.n to Combat
White Slave Traffic.
UFTDTO ETCUBUS OF DEBT
Rnilti at Tart MMHana Show Great
rrarrraa I Pla ta Make that
lastltwtla Bf orm-avtary.
(Prom a 8tJLff Corrpon(lnt)
tK3 MOINES, Dae. a, 8pecla4.) Baffled
In thalr afforta to combat tho white slave
traffic ta Daa MoJnea, cltr authority
mar appaal to tho legislature when tt con
venea for a law that will completely put
to route tha bondsmen, axtortlonate trnr
chante and othora who have proven a
manaca la th city.
It la to Japan they are coins for a
pnttem for thle law. There, where the
white alave traffic grew to euoh menacing
proportions, a way wu found to give the
women In hrothola a chance to reform If
they desired. That haa been one of the
chief complain te here, that women could
not reform becauee they were - through
throats forced to make heavy purchases
at eiorbHant price and became so heavily
Involved financially they cowld not get out
The propoeert law. If enacted, will pro
vide that all debti contracted against a
girl In a brothe are Illegal
It ha been tha law that haa been held
over the heads of thea unfortunate women
In Dea Molnea that haa enabled unprin
cipled men and women to profit. Investiga
tion dlecloaed ona of the moat pernicious
methoda Just before th "red light" district
waa abolished and It haa been carried on.
It. la asserted, to eome extent alnce. vendor
of some warea. under threat of proaecutlon
becauao of her bualneae. would Induo or
compel a woman to buy heavily. Then
when her paymenta came due and ahe could
not meet them he would tell her It had to
have th money and ahe could borrow It
of a certain pawnbroker. The pawnbroker
would loan her the money, taking a mort
gage on tn goods ahe had bought of the
vendor, who etlll held title. That waa the
trap. After that any break of the woman
to qnU her life or elude the graap of these
leeches waa quickly stopped by a threat to
pros-cute and send her to the penitentiary
for "mortgaging property that did not be
long to her."
The proposed law, It la thought, would do
away with much of the traffic that la now
bothering Dee Molnea officials.
Ileformatory Movement Progresses.
Trogresa cf the reformatory movement
at Kort Madison, which haa been under
the direction of Superintendent J. C. Ban
ders since the first of April, la shown in
photographa and pictures received by the
state board of control today.
The photograph la that of a baseball
game, played at the prison on Thanks
giving day, at which practically all the In
matee of the buildings were present.
The Thanksgiving day program, which
ahowa the life of the men under the new
regime, waa a concert at 8 o'clock In the
morning, with especial singers from Bur
lington, followed by the baseball game In
which Indoor baseball was played out of
doors. At 2 o'clock an entertainment waa
given by Grrmalne, at which a number of
the men assisted, and following the lec
ture a basketball game.
Borne, of the picturea were pen drawings
by the prisoners.
Denounce Parcel Post.
Sweeping resolutions denouncing the par
cels post legislation recommended by Post
master General Meyer will be passed In
executive session of the Iowa Implement
Dealers' asaoclation Thursday morning.
Furthermore a telegram will be sent to
President Roosevelt asking him to give
the parcels post law no support In his an
nual message to congress.
These steps were made certain this morn
ing at thte open aesslon of the implement
dealers, when President W. D. Hoyt, Man
caster. In his annual address recommended
that the "association do all In lta power
to defeat the parcels post bill, as recom
mended by the poatmaster general."
State Trap Champion.
In one of the best trap shooting contests
ever held tn Iowa, John Peterson of Randall
succeeded In retaining the state champion
hip by . defeating B. F. Elbert of Dei
Moines at Eagle Grove Tuesday by a
score Of 87 to 93.
A high wind Interfered somewhat with
the shooting. Elbert was the challenging
party, Peterson having won the atate
honors at the Iowa shoot In Des Moines last
spring. Billy Hoon of Jewell Junction will
probably be the next to challenge Peterson.
COEDS TO WORK FOR BVILDINO
tea Women Stadenta Will Button
hole Legislators for Building:.
IOWA CITY, la., Dec. a.-(8peclal.)
Co-eds from the University of Iowa will
to to their homes Christmas vacation
with "women building" tags prepared to
talk with legislators from their districts
on the long felt want of their alma mater
tf the plana of Mrs. H. M. Towner of the
Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs Is car
To secure the appropriation for this
building haa long been the ambition of
the alumnae, faculty and patrons of the
university. Prominent club women from
over the state have from time to time
encouraged the agitation and a committee
waa appointed by the Iowa federation for
the purpose of giving thla dormitory propo
sition sufficient boosting.
Mra. Towner aa chairman of this com
mittee la now actively engaged In sending
out correspondence from her home In
Coming over the state, urging the club
women to aid In the campaign for the
"women'e building." A symposium of Ideas
on the subject Is being collected by her
and this will b published In prominent
state papera during the Christmas holt
days, when tho most strenous efforts will
be employed to Influence the necessary
legislation when the assembly convenes
The local, co-operation will probably come
through the greater university committee
which organised the women's rally last
year and brought before the state the
real necessity for such a building for
the co-eds In the university. Thla com
mittee haa not succeeded In becoming well
organised early in the year, but will un
doubtedly succeed In pushing the latest
suggestion of Mrs. Towner In regard to
having th girls wear tags to their homes
Christmas. The committee ta also ex
pected to organise the . county club re
unions again thla year and It la poeelhle
the newly organised Iowa Glee club will
appear at several of the reunlona.
t. Paal Wreck In Bloaa City.
. SIOUX CITT. la.. Dec. i. (Special Tele
gram.) Two passenger trains of the Chi
cago. Milwaukee 8t. Paul railroad, col
lided at Riverside park at 10 o'clock thla
morning snd several trainmen and pas
sengers were slightly Injured, though none
Hreera Bala at Tarn.
MAR8HAIXTOWN. la., Dec. l.-(8pe-clal.V-What
la believed to be the largest
ale of corn aver made by a grower In the
tate was made yestsrday by J. C Harker
of 'near Jefferson, when he sold his entire
holdings for 130.000. Some of this corn
bad been stored for as long aa thirteen
years. Mr. Marker having used aa much
of hli crop ea-h year aa he needed fer
feed. The balance waa stored tn rat-tight
crib, and It la said all of tt Is In excellent
condition. Mr. Harker farma about l'.OOO
CRBRTON The new Methodist church
parsonage here haa -just been completed
and will be thrown open for public inspec
MARSHA1.I.TOWN Mr. Walton R. Kln-
er, principal of the schools of Oilman,
and Mtee Liara Anorews, oaugnier oi kit.
and Mrs. James Andrews of this city, are
lo be married at the home of the briue,
Saturday, December 19.
MARS HA UPTOWN Rowling teams, rep
resenting thla city, Waterloo and Des
Molnea, will meet In this city In a trian
gular match Wedneaday afternoon and
evening. Marshalltown and Waterloo will
play In the afternoon, and the winning
team will meet Dea Molnea In the even
ing. MARSITAA.L.TOWN The Marshall coun
ty branch of the Corn Belt Meat Pro
ducers' association will hold lta annual
meeting In this city next Katurfluv arter
noon. The officers of the association are:
President, Frank Swearingen of Llscomb;
secretary and treasurer, K. A. Hill of
DF:NT80N The business men of Denlsnn,
without regard for politics, gave Congress
man J. P. Conner a complimentary ban
quet on Thursday evening at the Hotel
Deniaon. Plates were laid for WO. After
the banquet toasts were responded to by
well known citlxons, Hon. C. F. Kuehnle
acting aa toastmanter.
MARSHALLTOWN- Henry Plagman of
Btorm Lake, who was convicted Saturday
of Incest, waa sentenced today to serve
an Indeterminate sentence In the state pen
itentiary. The court In passing sentence
recommended that flagman oe compelled
to aerve the full limit of the law, which.
If can-red out, will keep the man behind
the bars for the rest of his life.
FORT DOntlF-The attorneys In the
case of the administrator of the estate ef
the late C. A. Locke against the cnicago
& Northwestern Railroad company, a suit
for 16,000 for damages alleged to nave oeen
sustained by Locke's estate by the killing
of Locke by a train at Algona, May 19,
1908, finished their pleadings to the Jury
at 9:4Jasl night. The Jury awarded the
plaintiff damages amounting to $4,400, after
being out about twelve hours.
ATLANTIC After the first of January
the present firm of 8. J. Gillette & Sons
will be dissolved, Ansel Gillette continuing
the business alone, his brother Kdwln and
his mother to go out of tne nrm. i n
firm Is a dry goods house and was
llshed here some years ago by S. . a
Intte and up to the present time Iih ti
known by the name given above, am. oi.
the deatn oi tne old gsniieman ihsi year
his widow took his place and has sinew
continued In the business.
CRESTON A pretty home wedding oc
curred this morning at ttie countrv home
of Captain anil Mrs. William Grounds. Ttie
occasion was the wedding of their son,
Frank, to Miss Martha U Wallace. Rev.
D. J. Klsea of the Chrlstinn church per
formed the ceremony. The groom Is a
prominent stock shipper of Greenfield,
where the young couple will make their
home after a wedding trip to Chicago and
other eastern points. A large number of
relatives and friends were in attendance
at the happy event
IOWA CITY No arrests have been made
In the anti-Sunday amusement crusade In
Iowa City, despite the threats ot certain
city officials and ministers of the churches.
Manager Harry F. Pocock continues to ad
vertise a vaudeville performance fcr next
Sunday evening, and It is said ne is sure
that he has sufficient support In the city
council to prevent the passing of an ordi
nance to prevent his running a play house
on the Babbath evening. Managers or
ntckeldoms and other amusement places In
Iowa City declare that if Pocock continues
his vaudeville on Sunday evenings,
that they will be forced to open their
doors, hence It soems probable that the
students will be able to patroiie the play
houses hereafter on Sunday.
LINCOLN DEBATE COMES NEXT
Omaha II lata School Boosters Prepar
ing; for Blsr Reception for
Definite arrangements ' are being made
by the High School Boosters' club for the
annual debate with the Lincoln High
achool. A committee under Herbert Ryan
and Marie Hodge will attend to the deco
rating and Frederick McConnell, Will Ross
and Coe Buchanan will have charge of
the entertaining of the Lincoln team.
The debate Is to be held at the Crelgh
ton auditorium December U and will be
the most important affair of the year with
the literary societies.
Posters and other advertising will be
under the direction of Lyle Roberts, Mary
Phllllppl and Donald Wood. The ticket
contest will be similar to the one for tho
foot ball games. The contest will be
managed by Howard Roe. who will di
vide the 1.500 tickets among the repre
sentatives of the four classes.
Negotiations are being completed among
representatives of the Omaha, West Des
Moines and Kansas City high schools for
the triangular debate which is to take
place early next March. Athletlca and De
bating Instructor Cherrington will this
week submit his suggestions as to what
the question ought to be, and before long
It Is expected that the exact diite and
other detnlls of the forensic contests will
be decided upon. All three schools will
have two teams each, one to debate one
side of the question tit home, and tho
other to defend the other side of the ques
tion at another school. This year Omaha
will send a team of two debaters to Des
Moines and Kansas City will send a team
here. Last year the local debaters won
the honors cf the triangular contest by
winning both at home and In Kansas
City. Every effort Is now being made to
duplicate the performance this year.
Plans are being made to give a banquet
to the mxmbera of the foot ball squad,
but nothing definite has been arranged
IOWA CONGRESSMEN ARRIVE!
Ready for Committee Work for tne
Coming Session of National
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Dec. 1 (Special Tele
gram.) Representatives Hepburn, Dawson,
Walter I. Smith and Hubbard of the Iowa
delegation, have arrived In Washington for
the session. Messrs. Dawson, Hubbard
and Smith have been re-elected to the
Sixty-first congress and are each at work
now upon committees to which they were
assigned during the last session. Mr. Daw
son Is on naval affairs, where he has de
clared himself unew as being In favor of
the policies of President Roosevelt for
large Increases In the naval establishment
of the country. Mr. . Jiubburd holds a
place on the Insular ' affairs cc mmlttee,
and there will be considerable work on
thla committee when ' lta chairman, Mr.
Cooper of Wisconsin, reaches the city.
Walter I Smith has a strong place on the
committee on appropriations, being chair
man of the aub-commtttoe cn fortifications.
Mr. Smith said today that he would im
mediately call his sub-committee together
and buckle down to the work. Mr. Smith
will make his home at the Dewey hotel
during the coming session.
Representative Klnkaid arrived In Wash
ington last night and has engaged rooms
at Congress Hall for the winter. Repre
sentative Hinshaw Is en route to Wash
ington and is expected to arrive Saturday.
Other member of tha Nebraska delegation
have nut been heard from through the
channels of the house postoffice, but of
course will all be on hand when the speak
er's gavel falls Monday next.
A. V. Young, Cedar Rapids; Ben H. Os
terberg. Ottumwa; Mark D. West. Bey
mouri Ralph E. Dotts, Russell; Lee Reed,
Anamosa, Iowa; Elijah Moore. Rockham;
B. F. Clancy, Aberdeen; F. A. Brose,
Fagan; O. D. Haines, Macintosh; Carl A
Fagrellus.' Huran, have been appointed
railway mall clerka.
' Counterfeit Dollars
buy trouble, but a genuine quarter buy
Dr. King's New Life Pills, for constipa
tion, malaria, ao Jaundice. Beaton Drug
AFFAIRS AT SOUTH OMAHA
Charter Committee Haa Lively Time
with Proposed Changes.
JERRY HOWAXD STARTS A COUP
Board ef Fire and Police Commis
sioners Serve Motlee on Saloon
Men Minora Mast Re Kept
Oat at Places.
After many tedious delays, the South
Omaha charter revision committee Is get
ting under way. In the session last night
not more than half the membership of the
two original committees which were united
To start the ball rolling Jerry Howard
came forward with a resolution asking
that a committee whose names were In
serted in the resolution be established, to
which should be referred all requests for
charter amendments. This committee was
to consist of twenty-five members, mostly
laboring men, named by Jerry Howard,
and would naturally have the effect of
putting the appointments of Mayor Kout
sky out of the reckoning. The resolution,
when put to a vote, was lost and It was
decided to take up each proposition as a
committee of the whole and vote the sen
timent of members present at the meeting.
It soon became evident thai some tink
ering with almost all the established offi
cers In the city would be recommended. In
the first place, Jerry Howard proposed
twelve councllmen In place of six. This
was voted down, and a motion was made
to compel the city council to act under the
provision?, of the present charter for re
districting the city and to create a seventh
Ward In the city. The procedure In the
present charter was considered too Indefi
nite. Next It was proposed that the school
board be Increased to nine members, with
the addition of a secretary, to be elected
at large. This was boiled down to tha
proposition of aboard, elected, one from
each ward, but voted on at large, with a
secretary elected at large, to devote his
time to the office at a salary of 11,000
while the salary of the board waa to be
stricken out entirely. The board now con
sists of five members elected at large.
The secretary has been chosen from the
membership and has been allowed a small
Under the head of the Park board con
siderable argument was Indulged in as to
the membership and whether the board be
elected or appointed by the mayor, as under
the last decision of the court they are now
appointed. J. B. Watklns strongly favored
appointment. J. M. Tanner favored elec
tion of a board one from each ward after
the manner of the Board of Education. No
alary was to be attached to thla office.
J. J. Barret supported Mr. Tanner and
drew as an illustration that the present
board, as he maintained, had shown great
prejudice In favor of Syndicate park on
aoount of their own residence In the north
end of the city. An elective board was
Following the Park board a similar action
was recommended for the Library board.
Also the office of city engineer was asked
to be made elective with certain qualifica
tions as to candidacy. The salary was to
be Increased, but the fees were to be turned
Into the city treasury. The Board of Fire
and Police Commissioners was not taken
The recommendations of the committee of
the whole probably will bo handed to some
attorney or to a committee of them for
compilation In the form of bills and nmend
menta. When this is done they will be re
turned and recommended for full and final
Fire ana Police Commission.
The Board of Fire and Police commis
sioner met lat night In regular session
and listened to complaints by the chief ot
pi lice against William Unstrker. who has a
saloon at Twenty-sixth and P street, for
selling liquor to Natxy Wright, a minor,
and against James Kracek. at the north
east corner of Polk and Railroad avenue,
for selling liquor to Henry Whaley. a boy
of in. Tho former case was dismissed
with the specific understanding that here
after no children or minors be permitted
Inside a saloon under any pretext, and that
no liquor be aold them, whether they had
a written order from parents or other
wise, or even when In company with them.
All this t'nzlcker was very willing to
promise. The truant officer, Paul Mc
Auley, declared that he would prosecute
this kind of cases with the fullest vlgc r.
The case of Kracek waa passed over
until Friday because the witnesses had
not been summoned.
The board suggested that their views on
on the matter of selling to minors be fully
expressed, namely, thnt no selling to
minors, directly or Indirectly, would be
tolerated, and that no minors be allowed
to enter a saloon on any pretext whatever,
They declared that any future violation
of thla order would mean the revoking of
licenses without remedy or question.
The chief recommended that the board
urge the Increase r.f pay of police officers
or put on an eight hour shift. L'nder this
125. the captains 1100 and the patrolmen tun.
A license was granted to Mike Herman-
sky, 2102 Q street.
Chief Arrests Two Suspects.
Chief Briggs ran down and arrested John
Hogan and Phil Madden yesterday after
noon, two suspects In certain burglary
cases recently reported In the city. They
were nooKcd as suspicious characters. In
searching the each was found to have
about 15. They tiled to escape from the
chief, who had shadowing them while they
visited several stores on Twenty-fourth
street. When he got close trey broke and
ran for several blocks. The chief got tired
of following thorn and fired two shots
after them, which convinced them It was
time to halt. They claimed to be from
Chicago, but one of them had a receipt
for a poatal order made out in Ackron,
Colo., on November 23. This would Indi
cate a possible misstatement on their part.
They will be given a searching Inquiry.
Bin- Price for Big; Steer.
A 3,'JUO-pound steer waa sold In the
South Omaha yards yesterday for J9.10
per hundred. He netted the owner, O. W.
Pcrley, &JO0.S0. This Is the largest price
ever paid for an animal which was not
sold on a pedigree. The animal was aold
largely on account of Its exhibition value.
The steer was S years old and of the
Shorthorn bred, but not thoroughbred ap-
parcntly. The animal waa surely a mon
iter of Its kind. It had the attention of
scores of commission men and atockmen
who were at the yards yesterday. Mr.
Perley kept the steer on account of Its
remarkable development both as a veteran
of the range and as a youngster. Its
first year's growth waa equal to about
what one would expect In a 2-year-old.
Masle City Goealn.
Tha Infant daughter ot Albert Jacobs
waa burled yesterday.
Jetter'a Gold Top Beer delivered to any
part of the city. Telephone No. .
The receipts of hogs In South Omaha
continue to gain at about 7.UO0 daily.
Eugene Mayfleld, formerly a news paper
man In South Omaha, la visiting friends in
COAL! Try Howland's celebrated Silver
Creek. Office. 4JS N. :4th Ml Tel. South 7
The Tuesday Night club met at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Ueurge Beadle. t!6 M
street. rii waia w"
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Write for " Smartness "
for Autumn and Winter.
Offices and Shops:
Rochester, N, Y.
Charles W. Miller. The consolation went
to Mrs. M. McCoy and Ueorge Beadle. Re
freshments were served and all enjoyed u
Alpha Kensington will give an entertain
ment and quilt raffle at Odd Fellows' hall.
The 8wedlsh-Norweglan Republican club
meets this evening at the offices of the Ne
braska Artificial Stone & Coal company,
Twenty-third and L streets. All members
are requested to bo present.
Tho Ladles' Aid society of the Methodist
church will meet and be entertained at tea
at the residence of Mrs. I'lmer, Nineteenth
and J streets, this afternoon.
Word has been received from Cyrus Nel
son, formerly of Sojtth Omaha, telling ol
the death of his daughter, Grace. Mr. Nel
son Is a resident af(Myrtle Creek, Oregon.
The following blrthn were reported yester
day: Kdward Murray, 169 Booth Twentv
firth, a boy; E. II. Wirwlrk. Twenty-fourth
and J, a loy; H. Le- Nineteenth and H,
Attention Is again cilled to the bazaar
of the Presbyterian King's Daughters todav
at 413 North Twenty-fifth street, the old
city hall. A dinner and supper will be
The Independent Tetephone company h
gan moving the conduit sections off M
street yesterday, which is taken to Indicate
that no more conduits will be laid In South
Omaha for some time.
NOVEMBER ONLY HALF WET
Precipitation Is Fifty Per Cent of
Normal for Thirty-Eight
The meteorological summary Just Issued
from tho weather bureau for the month of
November, 1908, shows that the month has
slightly exceeded the normal In the matter
of temperature as compared w'th the past
thirty-eight yenrs for November, but that
the precipitation Is deficient about 50 per
cent. The normnl precipitation for Novem
ber la 1 Inch, but the past month shows
but .50 of an Inch precipitation.
The mean temperature during the month
was 41, the highest helrg on November IS.
when it was 74. and the lowest on Novem
ber 30, when It was 12.
The greatest precipitation during the
month was on November io. showing but
23 of an Inch. There was but 1.1 Inches
of snowfall during the month. Traces of
precipitation were In evidence en the 3d,
7th, 9th, 17th. 27th and 29th.
I "There seems to be a mlscue somewhere
In the reprrt of weather conditions down
' In Kansas," said Colonel Welsh Wednen-
cay morning. "The props reports Indicate
a IS or 16 degrees below zero temperature,
in and about Topeka, while our reports
show that It was about that figure above
the zero mark, only a tilflu of 30 degrees."
PARIS IN PICTURE AND STORY
Burton Holmes TravrloKoea at the
Boyd I'rovrs to lie n Hare
Paris, with its gay life, wonderful ave
nues and boulevards, cosmopolitan popula-
! tlon llll"nr!o monuments, buildings and
j Places, In short, Paris "Kverythlng for
i Everybody was me suojeci oi me second
of the Uurtln Ho'mea series of truvelogm-s
I at the R''d Wednesday night. Wright
1 Kramer, who delivered the lecture, proved
I most entertaining with pleasing description.
I refreshing history, occasional humor and
enough of vivid narrative to give rle to
visions of actual trips around the groat
Both the beautifully colored stereoptlcon
views and the Interesting motion pictures
proved most satisfactory In giving the laig
gathering a comprehensive Idea of many
places and Incidents connected with tho
j French capital, which heretofore had been
but the fruits of books and old pictures,
I The numerous motion views that depicted
! scenes on Parisian streets, on the horse and
motorcar race tracks, In the field of aero
plane and balloon experiment, up the wind
, ng Seine under lis twenty-eight bridges
within the city, at the military review and
elsewhere, were the features of the trav
elogue. M.tny minute references to points and
aubjecta of interest in the any metropolis ot
fashion and fancy, gave apica and life to
the entertainment, which was creditably
presented and received with enthusiasm.
More people are taking Foley' Kidney
Remedy every year. It is considered to be
the most effective remedy for kidney and
bladder troubles that medical science csn
devise. Foley' Kidney Remedv corrects
Irregularities. , builds up worn-out tissues
and restores lost vitality. It will make you
feel well and look well. Bold by all drug
gists. Make your wanta known through th
Want Ad columns of Th Uver th bt ad
Every Man Should
Have a Tailor
It gives him character.
But he should have a good tailor. The
best tailor a man of moderate means can get
He palpably cannot visit the famous
tailors of New York and London to judge of
He cannot patronize one of the three or
four highest priced tailors of New York,
Boston, Chicago or Philadelphia. They are
not for him.
But Stein-Bloch can and do visit the
same style sources these high-priced tailors
visit, for Stein-Bloch are the commissioners of
the largest body of correctly dressed men in
They offer you a knowledge of tailoring
that develops clean fit and a style which give
the clothes an atmosphere of quality that
commands your instant attention.
No law compels you to buy these
clothes, or even to look at them, except the
law of reason that makes a man go where he
for the slightest expenditure,
the leading clothier s.
filled with illustrations of overcoats and suits
Tailors for Men
FOR SALE BY
HEARING ON WOOL TARIFF
House Ways and Means Committee
Hears Woolen Interests.
NOBODY WANTS SEDUCTION
sheep Men Make the Claim that the
Present Tariff Is Lowest Under
Which Industry Can
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. The considerar
Hon of the tariff on wool, woolen manu
factures and carpets, which was begun by
the house ways and means .committee at
today's hearing, developed considerable In
teresting testimony. General Charles H.
Grosvenor, former congressman from Ohio,
was one of the most Important witnesses.
He appeared for the wool growers of Ohio.
"You can't reduce the duty on wool as
it stands without destroying the Industry,"
he told tho committee. "The industry Is
now fairly profitable."
General Grosvenor said that under the
low rate of duty imposed on wool by the
Wilson bill the number of sheep raised In
one county of Ohio decreased from 153,000
to 92,000 within four years. Representative
Clark of Missouri later secured the admis
sion from the former representative from
Ohio that thlB reduction was, nt lenst In
part, due to the Increased value of land of
Ohio. General Grosvenor asserted that the
production of wool Increased when the
Dlngley tariff waa enacted. He said that a
reduction In the tariff on wool has never
made the price of clothing In this country
cheaper, although he claimed all clothing
except the highest grcde was cheaper here
than abroad. He claimed that there
should be stronger safeguards against tho
lmporation of high grade wool at the valu
ation of low grade wool.
Pbrep Breeders Itenrenented.
Tha sheep breedera of New York were
represented by E. B. Dana of Avon, N. Y.
He claimed that the present tariff on wool
is the lowest under which the sheep In
dustry can survive. Theodore Justice of
Philadelphia, who claimed that lie renre
sented the consumer, said that the exist
ing tariff lb satisfactory as a revenue pro
ducer. Arohbold Moore, a wool grower of
West Virginia and P. G. Johnson, repre
senting the Idaho wool growers, spoke
against a reduction In the wool tariff.
William Whitman of Boston, representing
the National Wool Manufacturers and the
American Association of Woolen and
Worsted Manufa turers, spoke sgalnst any
tariff agitation as boing more harmful In
FROM XBW Vur.K
SAYS AMERICAN STOMACH
SURELY IS DEGENERATE
Westerner Who Secured Big Following In Brooklyn Is Now
In New York Meeting The Public.
L. T. Coopt-r, the young" inun who ha
rreatel such a sensation In liruoklyn
with his new theory retrarillnK the hu
man Htomarh, is now In New York m
plaining his Ideas to the public.
Coopt-r says that ninety per cent of all
ill health Is due to stomach trouble, untl
claim to prove this with his medicine.
In speaking of his theory during an In
terview Thursday afternoon he said:
' Practically all the chronic ill health of
this generation Is caused by ubnarmal
stomach conditions. In earlier days,
when the human rue was closer to
nature and men and women worked out
of doora all day, the tired, droopy, half
sick people thtt are new so cominjn did
not exist. There was sickness, but it ai
only temporary. There was little of this
constant half-sick condition with wlil h
so many are afflicted.
"In the animal, or In any of the wild
tribes of Africa, or In uncivilized people
In any quarter of the globe, you see no
general debility, no nerve exhaustion.
They are not vliut up all day an! they do
not stuff themselies with food when t'nelr
lodle. hae not had enough exertlse to
i u 1 1 1 ' It- The American people uu
New York :
- 132 Fifth Avenue
Its effects than could be compensated by
any changes the woolen Industry may de
alre. He said that there la no woolen
monopoly or trust and that a reduction In
the tariff would result in a reduction in
Nearly the entire afternoon was taken up
In questioning Mr. Whitman. Representa
tive Crumpacker of Indiana read statistics
which showed that tho duty on cheap
blankets equals and ad valorem duty of
165 per cent, that the duty on cheap wor
steda equals 134 per cent ad valorem and
106 per cent on cheap dress good.
"Do you believe' that 100 per cent duty Is
necessary to protect any manufacturers of
woolens?" asked Mr. Crumpacker.
Mr. Whitman ageln expostulated that the
reduction In the duties would be disastrous
to the woolen trade.
Mr. Clark questioned Mr. Whitman with
regard to the part he played In the fram
ing of the Wilson and Dlngley tariff bllla,
st urlng the admission that Mr. Whitman
had been very active In suggesting the
wording of various paragraphs.
INorth Makes Explanation.
8. N. D. North, director of the census,
stated tonight that he had acted as clerk
to the senate committee on finance In the
hearings on both the Wilson bill In 1894 and
the Dlngley tariff bill In 1890. but that In
neither hearing, he said, was he In the pay
of the government. His salary was derived
from the National Association of Wool
Manufacturers, of whom he was one time
secretary. "At that time I was a private
cltlsen," he said, "and I do not see that
I have any explanation to make to any
one. There was nothing with my connection
with the committee of which 1 am In the
According to Mr. North he was invited
by Senator Aldrlch on both occasions to as
sist in the work of the senator' office.
Thl he did, he said, because he was and
Is a personal friend of tho senator. It was
during thl time that the National Asso
ciation of Wollen manufacturers wa ad
vised constantly of the proposed changes
In the wollen tariffs, resulting In the
charges that the tariff waa ao manipulated
as practically to give the manufacturera
Immunity from foreign competition.
Brown S. Stewart, representing the tex
tile workera of Philadelphia In advocating
protection got Into an argument with Rep
resentative Bourke Cockran of New York
Mr. Cockran la endeavoring to prove that
the wages paid labor have been Increased
In proportion to the profits of various In
dustries, was referring to the steel business
when Mr. Stuart said: "I don't know any
thing shout the steel business, why don't
you summon Mr. Andiew Carnegie to ap
pear before the committee? I know he can
give you all the Information you want."
WORLD MARCH 27, 08
been doing this for years and the Ameri
can stomach has In consequence grown
"In America today there are lena cf
thousands who do not know what Is the
matter with them. Borne say nervous
ness, others kidneys and liver trouole. or
lung trouble, or constipation. Many
have 'treated1 for all these things at
various times. A common complaint l
'all run down.'
"I hate a medicine that practically will
do nothing but put the digestive organs
In a condition to properly digest snd
assimilate food. I have had to fight In
the courts to retain the sole rights to this
medicine, but I won. With It I have
alVeady made a fortune. With It I have
proved to thousands In Et. Louis. Chlcaso
and Boston tlia( few people can be sick
with a sound stomach. I have dons the
same thing In Urooklyn and I will do the
same thing In New York. I shall prove
every word of this before I leave."
Cooper's liw Discovery, the medietas
which eaasea a aeasatioa la Sew York,
U bow oa sale at leading drg stores
tbraaghont th Ualtea Itatea. Ask jour
druggist for It.
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gnaw orVI AMA
Mi ' w
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