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Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXYII-NO. 147.
CftfAIIA, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 7, 1908.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
PANAMA CANAL DEAL
President Send a Tart Reply to In
dianapolii News f ?;ei.
SAYS THE EDITG LIED
Every Dollar of Purcha ' '.. Paid
to Frerch Ootjc. .
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Where Shall Revision Begin?
ELKSIIONOR TOE DEAD
Cold Wave Wsrslsg.
During Sunday afternoon the local fore
caster hung out the cold wave flag, having
Judge Sterling B. Toney of Dermr
received warning of an approaching drop
In the temperature of at least 20 degrees
Delireri the Oration.
within twenty-four hours.
Temperatures at Omaha yesterday:
SAYS DAY IS NOT ONE TO MOURN
Occasion to Offer Incente of Homajo
to Memory of Departed.
FREIGHT RATES MAY CO UP
Matter to Be Settled at Meeting of
Official! This Week.
THREE PER CENT RAISE PROPOSES
Effect' I.acal Jobbers Cauaaat Be
Estimated Until tba Character
ot Rates Is Made
Will ths railroads Increase freight rates
between the Atlantic seaboard and the Mis
SO KNOWLEDGE "WHERE X X
Neither Brother-in-Law oraaft'i
Brother Received a Dollar.
RECORDS OPEN TO INSPECTION
Anyone Wan Wishes Can Know All
(hat Amy ol the fioveraiuent Of
flrlala Kiowi Concerning;
HOT 'SPRINGS. Va.. Dec. 6. The follow
ing Ing correspondence passing between
President Roosevelt and William Dudley
Foulks baa been made public by the lat
HOT SPRINGS, Va.. Nov. 29. 1908 -The
President, Sir: The Indianapolis Newa not
only during the campaign, but even after
lis close has been repeatedly and continu
ally making serious charges against your
U ni In I t rauon as well as against Mr. Taft
In connection with the Panama purchosu
an tor example, me loiiowing:
THE PANAMA MATTER."
"The campaign Is over and the people
will nave to vote tomorrow without any
ofticiai knowledge concerning the Panama
deal. It haa been charged tliat tne United
States bought from American cltisena for
-.v,iAAi,oiv property that cost those citizens
oniy Illi.euO.OiO. Mr. Tsft was secretary
ot war at the time the negotiation was
closed. 1 here Is no doubt tnat the gov.
eminent paid W,WM,0uo for the property
but who got the money? We are not to
know. Tne administration and Mr. Tafl
do not think It right that tne people should
know, me president's brotuer-in-law In
involved in tne scandal, but ne naa notn
lug to say. The candidate's brother has
been charged with being a member of the
synuIc-Hte. Ho hag, It is true, denied It,
but lie rcfusoa to appeal to tne evidence)
all of which Is In ine possession of the
au ministration and wholly Inaccessible to
ou. siiiers. t or weeks tins ncandal has been
before the people. The records are In
v ashlngton and they are public records,
Bui ho people are not to see tnem
until after election. If then.
"h,ven after the election, this has been
continued, It being said that Mr. Tafl's
"weakness" in Indiana (where he ran many
thousands ahead of any other republican
candidate) was due to great measure to
thle aiit ged ' scan. ml." V hat are tne facts
in regaid to It? Where are these 'tnacces
sluio records?' When did they come into
tne tiusaession of the government and
'What do they contain? If the stalembnla
ot tne News are true our people ought to
know it. If nut true they ought to have
some Just moans of estimating what credit
should be given ill other matters to a Jour
nal which tiiun disseminates falsehoods,
lours. WILliaM DUDLOii FULLKii.
WHITE HOUSE. WASHINGTON, Deo. 1.
My Dear Mr. fc'oulke: I have received
your letter ot the 29th ult., and have read
It In connection wlt.it your previous letters
inclosing quotation from tne Indianapolis
News, a paper edited by Mr. Delavan
Pmlrii.1 As Ac Smith certainly knew that
ull the statements he made were false, both
as to this Panama matter and as to the
other matters of wJileh you enclose the
clippings, and Inasmuch, therefore, as the
exposure ot thu falsity will not affect Ills
future statements, i am not very clear
vtimt good will result from such exposure,
lfnt Inasmuch as you evlden'y desire some
a. inner to bo made and Inasmuch as yo t
say thut some reputable people appear to
believe the falsehoods of tho News and Mr.
Smith, and Inuumuch ns you seem to think
that his falsehoods as regards the Panama
mutter are the most prominent, I will an
The News states In one of Us Issues that,
probably some ot the documents dealing
with the matter probably had been de
stroyed. This Is false. Not one has been
destroyed. It states that the last docu
ments were sent over In June of this year,
, the object of this particular falsehood be
ing, apparently, to connect the matter In
some way with the nomination of Mr. Taft.
As a matter of fact the last papers that
we have received of anv kind were sent
over to u In May of 1904. and they have
been accessible to every human being who
cared to look at thorn ever since, and rn
nrcepslhle now. Any reputable man within
or without congress, republican or demo
crot. has now and always has had. the
opnnrtun'ty to examine anv of these docu-r-rnt.
You quote the News as ststlng
tl-nt "Thn people have no official knowl
frtcre Poncmlng..the Parr-ma canal deal."
Tim fart Is .fiat the people have hod the
mnst minute official knowledge; that every
Imnortant stn In the tran'sction and everv
important document hes been made public
In communications to eofie'es and thronah
the dn'lv nrens. and the whole matter hns
been threshed nvr In all Its details again
and f'i "d aealn.
i - Jto Money to Americans.
The News gives currency to the charge
that "Tela .Italtett States bought from
American citizens for $.O0O.00O property
that cost these cltisena only $12,000,000."
The statement Is false. The United States
did pot pay a cent of the $10.0.000 to any
American cltlien. The News says there is
no doubt that the government paid $40,000.
000 for the property and continues but
who got the money? We are not to know.
The administration and Mr. Taft do not
think it right that the people should
know. Really this la ao ludicrous as to to
make on feel little impatient at having
to answer It. The fact haa been officially
published again and again that the govern
ment tuld $40,000,000 and that it paid this
$40,000,000 direct to the Preach gt-ernfent,
getting the receipt ot the liquidator ap
pointed by the French government to
receive tho same. The United States
government has not the slightest know!-'
edge as to the particular Individuals among
whom the French government distributed
the sum. This was the business ot the
Wench government. The mere supposition
that any American received from the
" French government a "rake off Is too
absurd to be discussed. It la an abomina
ble falsehood and It Is a slander, not
gainst the American government but
gainst the French government The News
eonttivufce saying that "the presidents
brother-in-law la Involved In the scandal,
but he has nothing to say." The presi
dent's brolher-ln-ls w was Involved In no
oandal. Mr. Delavan Smith and the other
people who repeated this falsehood Ued
about the president' brother-in-law; but
Why the -fact that Mr. Smith tied should
bs hold to- Involws Mr. Robinson in a
"scandal" la difficult, to understand The
scandal afreets no on but Mr. Smith and
bis conduct has not merely been scan
dalous but ' Infamous. Mr. Robinson had
not the slightest connection of any kind,
sort or description at any time or under
any circumstance with the Panama mat
ter. Neither did Mr. Charles Taft.
Keeorda Made Patella.
The Newa says 'that Mr. Taft was "a
member of the syndicate." Ho far as I
know there waa no syndicate. There cer
taluly wa no syndicate In the United
State that, to my knowledge, had any
, dealings with the government directly or
Indirectly, and Inasmuch as there was uo
syndicate Mr. Taft naturally could not be
long to It. The News demands that "Mr.
' Taft appeal to the evidence," by which It
i means what It calls "the record" that Is,
f the ross of papers which are stored In the
7 War department, save such as, because of
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FAMOUS KENTUCKY JURIST
Jadge Toner, Man Who Issued Ia
lanctioas la Celebrated Taylor
Judge Stterling B. Toney of Denver, who
delivered the address to tne Elks on the
occasion of their memorial services yester
day, was for fifteen years on the bunch of
the law and equity court In Louisville, Ky.,
and Is the Judge who Issued the famous
injunctions In the Taylor-Qoebel contro
versy of several years ago. The judge Is
a democrat and those he enjoined were
democrats, but he says that politics and
courts do not go together, even though
members of his party at that time prophe
sied his poltlcal death.
On that memorable election day In Ken
tucky the democrats refused admittance to
republican Inspectors at the polls when tho
votes were counted. Judge Toney issued
Injunctions restraining the election officers
from refusing admittance to the republican
inspectors. The officers then declined to
recognize the court's orders, and the Judge
promptly Issued bench warrants and eighty
offenders were brought Into court. They
were fined $10 each, but still the law was
not obeyed until the governor, who was In
the city at tho time, ordered out the mil
itia and the polling places were entered by
the soldiers with fixed bayonets.
The year following this Judge Toney waa
elected to the supreme bench of Kentucky
as a democrat with a majority vote of 3,000.
Judge Toney has taken up Ms residence
In Denver on account of the health ot his
son, who, 'the judge says, "went west an
Invalid, but now weighs as much as his
dad and can choot better, fish better, swim
better and practice law better than his
Judge Toney and Judge E. M. Bartlett
have been friends for years.
GENT'S GOODS HIS SPECIALTY
Men's KaraUhlnas Gathered Up la
Large Lots by Fellow Who
Burglary was the charge placed against
John Nallen at the police station Sunday.
Nallen waa arrested on Douglas street by
Patrolman "lynn, who recognised him from
descriptions furnished by Chief of Detec
tives fiavage. ; .,t "'"
Thefts of men's clothing from M. Robin
son's tailor shop at 1020 South Tenth street
last Monday and ot a quantity of laundered
ahlrts, collars and cuffs from the Globe
laundry Friday evening are the jobs which
Nallen Is believed to have recently pulled
off In the city. He Is also thought to have
participated In other little "lifting" and
"touching" parties during the laat few
months. Entrance to the laundry was
gained by breaking a window, while tho
front door of the tailor shop was the more
genteel point of entrance to the clothing
Detectives Donohoe and McDonald worked
on the two cases for several days before
getting traces of the burglar. The sale of
the greater part of the men's clothing said
to have been stolen by Nallen to Kurtcman
Bros.' second-hand store on" South Twelft
street led to the capture of the man. The
clothing, and also the stolen laundry, were
recovered. Nallen says he lives at 243s'Vi
South Sixteenth street.
Elks', Memorial at Slonx Falls.
STOUX FALLS, S. D., Dec. . (Special.)
-i-The annual memorial services of the
members of the local lodge of Elks, which
were held in the New Theater this (Sun
day) afternoon, were of a very Impressive
character. An elaborate program was pre
pared for the occasion. The services were
tho year ten members of the lodge
who died during the paat year. During
the year ten, members of the lodge who
passed to the beyond; tho departed breth
ren being the following: II. I. Lien, Prank
W. Duffey, James L. Norton, J. W.
Craig, J. H. Ramsey, H. M. J. Dulton. o.
P. McNulty, Jacob Becher, L. S. Tyler
and Rev. John H. Babcock. The lnvoca
tlon at the memorial services this after
noon was by Rev. Frank Fox, pastor of the
First Congregational church. The memor
lal address was made by Hon. E. I Abel,
of Huron. Music for the occasion was fur
mailed by a quartet, composed of Miss
Maudo Brandt, Miss Marguerite Booth and
Messrs. C. D. Rowley and Percy B. Church-
hill. At the conclusion of the exercises
the audience sang the hymn "America,
after which Rev. J. M. Brown, pator ot
the First Methodist Episcopal church, pro
nounced the benediction.
Huron Club Officers,
HURON, S. D., Dec 1 Speclal.)-The
Huron Commercial club haa held Us meet
lng and elect these officers: II. J. Rice,
president; Chas. B. Bryant, vice-president,
and C. N. Mcllvaine, treasurer. Reports
of committees showed avery satisfactory
of commltttees showed and indicated that a
vast amount of work for the Interests ot
the city, had 'been done during the year,
by the club. Granville Jones, secretary of
the state federation of commertcal clubs,
was present and delivered an Interesting
Balloon Starts fur Long; Trip.
8T. LOUIS, Mo., Dec. 6. Sylvester Louis
von Buhl and Captain if. E. Honey ell
maae an ancenaion at w.i j o crock till
morning in the balloon "Yankee." At S:i
the balloon waa seen over Tllden, III.,
thirty-five miles southeast of 81. Louis. It
waa sailing rapiuiy toward the aoutnwest.
Fesr Skaters Drowned.
JANE8V1LLE. Wis.. Dec .-Earl CooDer
Harvey Richardson. Violet Hllvlns and
Fannie Bllvins were drowned tuday while
saaiing un nunii.iMiuiiK. raaoei rsrown
was rescuea. out may uie irom exposure.
HOTEKHTS OT OCZAJT
. Cantors la.
H A V h K
KOI THA UPTON.
sissippi river? That question has been wor
rying the Jobbers for some moons, but Is
now In a fair way toward settlement.
When the railroads first announced that
a raise In rates would be necessary they
said they were going to increase the rates
10 per cent. Then a change was made and
they said a S per cent increase was all
that was required to bring up the revenue
to a paying basis. The question Will. In all
probability, be settled tomorrow evening
In Chicago at a conference between the
railroads and the representatives of the
W. C. Brown, vice president of the New
York Central, Is authority for the state
ment that the raise will not exceed t per
cent, but It Is not announced on what art
icles the raise will be made to apply. If
the class rates, on which the higher grade
merchandise are shipped are to be raised
the complaints will come from ths mer
chants. If the raise Is to be confined to
commodity rates ths manufacturers will be
expected to make the strongest protest. The
conference, It Is sexpocted, will definitely
determine what the raise Is to be and on
what articles, and also whether a fight la
to be made, and also who will make the
Ne Compromise Whatever.
When the proposed raise of 10 per cent
was first announced last May a committee
was appointed with Instructions to submit
to no compromise whatever. The situation
has been somewhat changed by the return
of prosperity following the presidential
election and, although the committee Is
still bound by the shippers' conference,
which demands that any Increase of rates
be submitted to the Interstate Commerce
commission with the alternative .o seek an
Injunction, It Is believed that If the sub'
committee Is convinced that the demands of
the railroad) are reasonable a report will
be carried back to the general committee
for further Instructions. If the committee
determines the shippers will not stand for
the increase they will demand of the rail
roads that a test case be made before the
Interstate Commerce commission and that
In the meanwhile the new tariff be held In
Just what the effect ot the proposed raise
will be on Omaha merchants and Jobbers
and manufacturers cannot be determined
until it la learned on what commodities the
roads propose to make the raise.
TAFT QUITS HOT SPRINGS
Offices to Da Opened tor President-
Elect la Blar Washington
, ., , Office- UnUdlnc , v t n
HOT SPRINGS. Vs.. Dec. 6.-Th presi
dent-elect and Mrs. Taft, Secretary Car
penter and the entire office force, took their
final departure from Hot Springs tonight.
Mr. Taft tomorrow night will be the guest
of honor at the dinner of the North Caro
lina society In New Tork. After a week In
Washington he will go to Augusta, Oa., for
an extended sojourn.
Pending, his departure for Augusta Mr.
Carpenter1 will establish offices for Mr.
Taft In the Union Trust building in Wash
ington. OBJECT OF DUTCH WARSHIP
n Look on t for Venesnelan Gunboats
and to Stop Movement
ROTTERDAM, Dec. 6. The Nleuwe Rot-
terdamsch Courant underatands that the
naval demonstration off Venezuela Is In
tended for the purpose of sequestrating
Venezuelan gunboats and scout vessels and
to prevent the transport of Venezuelan
troops and contraband trade with Curacao.
DR. NORTHRUP IS TO RETIRE
Haa Been the Head of the Minnesota
VnlvcTsity of Twenty
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Dec. 6.-Dr.
Cyrus Northrop will retire from the presi
dency of the University of Minnesota at
the close of the present college year. His
formal resignation will be presented to
the regents Tuesday. He has been at the
head of the university twenty-five years.
SHAH CONDEMNED TO DEATH
Revolutionary Party . Poets Proclama
tions In the Persian
TEHERAN, Dec. . Proclamations of the
secret revolutionary organization have
been posted condemning the shah to death
for violating the constitution.
Peculiar Claim Against Road.
SIOUX FALLS, a D., Dec. . (Special.)
By direction of the attorney general of
the United States, the United States attor
ney's office In this city haa Instituted a
damage suit In the United States court In
Sioux Falls against Charles O. Bailey, as
receiver of the Missouri River & North
western railroad company, which operates
a line of railroad from Rapid City to Mys
tic, In the Black Hills. The property of
the railroad company Is to be sold at pub
lic auction in January under an order ot
the federal court. The complaint In the
case Just Instituted by the government
against the railroad company alleges that on
April SO last, through the failure ot the
railroad company to have one of Its loco
motives provided with a spark arrester,
sparks from the locomotive set fire to dry
'grass and other combustible materials,
the railroad company permitting the fire
to escape from its right-of-way to land
owned by ths United States and Included
In the Black Hills Forest Reserve. The
fire Is alleged to have caused damage to
the amount of (6,173 to pine timber, pitch
posts and lumber in the forest reserve. It
being alleged that an aggregate of about
1,100 acres were burned over "by reason of
the negligence of tho defendants."
Drops Revolver and Is Killed.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. .-Whlls
searching early this morning for a burglar
whom he believed was lurking In his cel
lar, Ir. Charles F. Brown. Jr., a prominent
physician of Sprlnfield, accidentally killed
himself. Dr. Brown had bean aroused from
sleep by a noise in the basement of his
home. Revolver in hand he went In search
of the Intruder. When he reached the cel
lar he became excited and dropped the
weapon. The bullet penetrated the lower
part of his body, death resulting in a few
lL jnSUfU-fctVlStTMt TARIFF- I AL) REVISION lVVwTVt Htlfi BUT
a BUT DONT TOUcitl WHEAT Jft N0T OH.STteUt JTW
' rLVytRt rOR Rt VISION, YOU BET- J&M RSVlSt THE TAIPF. DY ALU MEANS,
gSSfc BUT- AOOUT PROOMY OX gLTTYOVI WOULttflT.HAW ltBL8WfaT CREATURE
From the Minneapolis Journal.
CONGRESS TO MEET TODAY
Two New Senators to Be Sworn in
and Seven Men in the House.
NOTHING DOING THE FIRST DAY
Message of President to Be Reavd Tues
day and Thereat rj Both Bodies
Will'- et Doit to Appro- '
pr la tlon Business.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. Tomorrow at
12 o'clock .both houses of congress will
convene for the beginning of the second
session of the Sixtieth congress. Vice
President Fairbanks and Speaker Cannon
In the senate ex-Oovernor Cummins of
Iowa will take the oath of office as the
successor of Senator Allison of that
state, as will Carroll S. Page of Vermont
as the successor of Senator Stewurt.
In the house the seven members elected
in November to fill vacancies also will
be sworn In. They are Henry A. Barn
hart, democrat, who succeeds the late
Mr. Brick, republican. Thirteenth Indiana
district; Albert Kstoplnal, democrat, who
succeeds the late Mr. Meyer, First Louis
iana district; Otto G. Foelker, republican,
successor to Mr. Dunwell, republican,
Third New York district; Frank F. Guern
sey, republican, successor to Mr. Power,
republican. Fourth Malue district; Eben
M. Martin, republican, aucceseor to Mr.
Parker, republican. South Dakota, at
large; O. C. Wiley, democrat, succeaor
to A. A. Wiley, democrat, Second Ala
bama district, and John P. Swasey, re
publican, successor to Mr. Llttlefield,
Second Maine district.
The two houses will appoint commit
tees each to notify the other house and
the president that congress Is organized
for business. The senate will then ad
journ for the day out of respect to the
memory of the late Senator Allison. Tt.e
house will also terminate its brief ses
sion with resolutions commemorative of
the lives of Messrs. Parker, South Da
kota; Wiley, Alabama; Dunwell, New
york, and Powers, Maine.
Tuesday will be given up to the read
ing of the president's message. As this
is President Roosevelt's lust annual mes
sage, there is unusual interest in it. The
general report is that it will prove to be
a conservative and carefully prepared
document and that few recommendations
for legislation will be ventured upon.
The house likely will begin business
Wednesday by considering the bill pro
viding the means for the taking of the
thirteenth census. It la the expectation
of Mr. Tawney, chairman of the com
mittee on appropriations, that his com
mittee will be prepared to report tho
bill making appropriation for tha legis
lative, executive and Judicial branches of
the government before the end of the
week, and its consideration will be be
gun at the first practical moment.
The Benate has agreed to take up the
bill for the establishment of pestal sav
ings banks and Senator Foraker's bill au
thorising the re-enlistment of the negro
soldiers who were discharged on account
of ths Brownsville riot of 10.
BATTLESHIPS AT SINGAPORE
Make Favorable Impression ns They
' 8 tea in Into the
SINGAPORE, Dec. . Tha United States
Ataltnio battleship fleet, under Rear Ad
miral Sperry. passed through tha harbor
here today. The stately profession Im
pressed both the experts and the many
spectators. The scout cruiser Yankton kept
In constant communication with the fleet
during its passage, but otherwise the bat
tleships did not communicate with the shore.
The flagship Connecticut saluted the port
and the salute waa returned. Many
launches and small steamers filled with
spectators went out early to meet the
A mer If an ships.
The Yankton received a wireless message
from the Connecticut that on Saturday
evening the fleet was 145 miles off. The
voyage from Manila, from which port the
fleet sailed on Tuesday, was uneventful.
JAIL FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT
Arcnaed of Impeding; Justice
Tampering; with Witness la
MITCHELL. S. D., Dec. .-(Special Tele
gram. Jacob French, a farmer, waa placed
under arrest yes(erd morning by direction
of Judge Frank B. Smith of the Fourth Judi
cial circuit, on tho charge of contempt of
court. French's daughter, was the state's
witness In two ease of criminal assault
during tho week. In the first case the de
fendant waa convicted and In the second
case the girl refused to give the same tes
timony that she did In the preilm'nary ex
amination. It came to the knowledge of tho
court that French sent his girl into the
country to avoid her giving tho testimony.
Later developments of ths case showed that
French had attempted to settle the case
with the defendant's father for a monoy
consideration. French waa brought Into
court this afternoon and three witnesses
testified that French agreed to settle "the
case for the sum of S7G0 and that his
duughter would not testify against the de
fendant. Tho testimony of four other wit
nesses showed that French had stated to
them that his girl would refuse to furnish
evidence to convict the young man. Judge
Smith adjudged French guilty of contempt
of court, Imposed a fine of WOO and a sen
tence of thirty days In Jail.
A. E. Hitchcock, the attorney for French,
took an appeal from the decision and will
appeal the case to the, supreme court.
THREATENS TO CLOSE SMELTER
President Roosevelt Says Fnmes In
jure Forests Bnslness Men of
BUTTE, Mont., Dec. A special from
Washington to the Intermountain says that
at a conference at the White House today
the president told John D. Ryan that he
Intends to closn every smelter In America
where fumes, Injure the forests, unlesa
means can be made to make sulphur imoki
trocuous to vegetable life. He mentioned
tl e smelters at Anaconda and at Eas'
Helena. Mr. Ryan secured a stay of execu
j tlon until Investigation can be made with
a view of rendering the fumes inocuous.
It ir believed that this will delay action
some weeks. If not months.
Muyor Corby, the president of tho Busi
ness Men's association and of the Mer
chants' association, and otTier men of af
fairs, called a mass meeting for tonight to
protest against the threatened closing ot
the smelters by the federal government.
Condemning it as a subterfuge an
characterizing It as an "unwarranted pro
ceeding," a mass meeting of business men
tonight voiced a vigorous protest against
any action of the fedeial authorities which
mleht'tend to bring about the closing down
of the Washoe smelter at Anaconda and
telegraphed resolutions to this effect to
President Roosevelt and Montana's delega
tion In congress.
LONG TRIP INJFROZEN NORTH
Two Thousand Miles to Deliver Mall
In the Artie
WINNIPEG, Man., Dec; 6 A detachment
of Northwest Mounted Police has left Ed
monton for the far north as an escort to a
government dog train carrying malls be
yond tha Arctic circle.
The mall Is destined for Lao Le Rlche,
500 miles north of Edmonton. The next
stops will be Fort McPherson, Fort Reso
lution and Hereschel Island. It will be a
three months' journey, covering over 1,000
WATCHMAN ROBS THE POSTOrFICB
Inspector ChtehM Hint Opening; and
DES MOINES, la.. Oec. . James Page,
watchman, at tha Des Moines postofflce,
was arrested today on a charge of rob
bing the malls. Page had been under sus
picion for some time and the postofflce In
spector came here and concealed himself
la the postofflce and saw the watchman
open a latter. Page Is a veteran of the
civil war and was formerly a member of
the police force.
JUDGESHIP IS UP IN THE AIR
Lawyeri Have Been Plenty Around
the Office of the Governor.
DEMOCRAT LIKELY TO BE CHOSEN
Leaders of that Party Intimate, Mow.
ever, Democrat Will Accept
the Appointment for the'
One Tear Term.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Dec. 6. (8peclal.)-Bvery one
around the state house Is still speculating
on who will be appointed supreme judge
to fill tho place made vacant by tne resig
nation of Judge John J. Sullivan. For a
day or two after the resignation the law
yers swooped down upon the office ot
the governor by .storm. Then came a lull
until yesterday t when another bunch
The governor haa not Intimated who will
bs his selection, but there is a general
rumor out that he prefers to appoint a
democrat Leaders of the democratic
party, however, are trying to work up a
sentiment that If a democrat is appoint
he will resign. They seem to have an
Idea this will make the governor and the
republican party angry or at least hurt
Practically all of the time of the gov
ernor Is now taken up with hearing ep
plications for executive clemency. Three
were heard yesterday and several more are
set for hearing.
Brash's Successor Not Selected.
The State Board of Health has not yet
selected a successor to Dr. George Brash
of Beatrice, member of the board of sec
retarles of the Board of Health, though
several meetings were held for that pur
pose last week. So far as heard from no
ballots have yet been taken. At least one
member of the board favors the selection
of Dr. Mulrhead of Omaha, for the place,
while Dr. Brash, himself, stands a good
how to be reappointed.
Insr.ne Asylum Needs.
Superintendent Hay of the Insano asylum
at Lincoln has recommended to Governor
Sheldon that he request the legislature
to appropriate J50.000 for the construction
of a Building for men Rt the Institution.
He also wants 11,000 with which to enclose
a porch for the sleeping quarters for the
patients afflicted with tuberculosis.
The report shows that since the enact
ment of the dipsomaniac law 700 patients
have been treated at the Institution for
the drink or drug habit. Dr. Hay believes
much good has been accomplished by the
treatment of dipsomaniacs and as they
are kept separate from the Insano patients
no harm results to them.
In ths number of patients sent to the In
stitution during the blennlum Douglas
county takes the lead! of the fourteen
counties here enumerated, with Lancaster
a good second. Douglas county sent 111
men elxty-three being Insane and forty
eight dipsomaniacs; fifty-two women,
forty-nine insane and three dipsomaniacs,
a total of 1S3. Lancaster sent ninety-eight
men, fifty-eight Insane and forty dipso
maniacs; forty-five insane women total,
13. Johnson, twenty men, four insane and
sixteen dopesters; four Insane feminine
patients total, twenty-four. Gage, twenty-
two; thirteen Insane pd nine dipsomani
acs, eight females,' six Insane and two
dipsomaniacs total, 30. Cass, fifteen males,
nine Insane and six dipsomaniacs; four In
sane -femalestotal, nineteen. Dodge,
thirty-two males, eight Insane and twenty
four dipsomaniacs; ten females, eight In
sane and one dipsomaniac total, forty-one.
Pawnee, three males, two Insane and one
dipsomaniac; two females listed as Insane
total, five. Saunders, twenty males, fif
teen insane and five dipsomaniacs; nine
insane females total, twenty-nine. Sew
ard, males, fifteen, ten Insane and five
dipsomaniacs; two Insane females. Nem
uha, seven males, four insane and three
dipsomaniacs; two Insane females total,
nine. Otoe, seven males, six insane and
one dlpsomaniao total, nine. Saline, four
teen males, six Insane and eight dlpsoma-
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MISSION OF ORDER TO PURITY
Elkdom Throwi Oat Life Preterm to
SERVICES AT 0RPHEUM THEATER
Exalted Rules John A. Rlne Presides
and Carl R. Herrlasj Reads
Eulogy Large Attendance
In commemoration of the seventy-thiuj
departed brothers, nine of whom died dur
ing tho year, memorial services were held
Sunday by Omaha lodge No, 89. Benevolent
and Protective Order ot Elks. The services
were held In the Orpheum theater, begin
ning at 10:30 a. m. and continuing until 1
Every seat on the lower floor was occu
pied by a member of the order or a mem
ber of an Elk's family, while the baloony
and gallery seats were taken by the general
Judge Sterling B, Toney of Denver deliv
ered the memorial address. Judge Toney
was formerly on the bench In Kentucky
and Is the Judge made famous by Issuing
the Injunctions in the celebrated Ooeble
Taylor case. He Is a fine specimen of na
tive Kentucklan and his silvery eloquence
marks him as a natural southern orator of
the old school.
The judge closed his oration with these
great lines from Bryant's "Thanatopsls,"
the spirt of which underlay his entire ad
So live that when thy summons comes to
join the Innumerable caravan that moves
to that mysterious realm where each shall
take his chamber In the silent halls ot
death, thou go not like the quarry slave at
nigm, acourgea to ins dungeon, out, sus
talned and soothed by an unfaltering trust,
approach thy grave- like on that wraps the
drapery of his couch about him and lies
down to pleasant dreams.
Not a Day ot Sorrow.
Characterizing the holding of ths me
morial services as a time-honored cuetor
of the Elks to dedicate one day In tha yea
as a "sacred anniversary upon which ws
may offer the Incense of our homage to
the memory of our departed brothers," the
speaker declared the day to be not one of
sorrow, but the opposite, for the departed
brothers "are beckoning us to come to
them on the golden shores of that mysteri
ous realm, beyond the stars, from whose
bourne no traveler returns."
Giving something of the history of the
order of the Elks, which sprang Into ex
istence something over twenty-five, years
ago. "full grown and panoplied at Its birth,
like Minerva from the brain of Jove,", the ..
speaker declared the order to have been in
spired at Its birth by the purity of lofty
principles and to have grown until today
It extends the aegis of Its fraternal juris
diction wherever the stars and stripes wave. .
"Go where you may," said the speaker,
"whether amid tha frocen snows of the
north, over the purple billows of the east,
beneath tho gorgeous sunlight of the west
or along ths blooming vales of the sunny
south, you will find a brother Elk to greet
you and to cheer your heart with the as
surance that, although you are In the land
of the stranger, you are In the home of a
Mission of the Order.
Judge Toney then gave a brief Insight
Into tho mission of the Elks' organization
and the lessons which It teaches, saying;
"The mlPElon of the Benevolent and Pro
tective Order of Elks Is to purify, to
ennoble and to exalt the lives and charac
ters of all of Us members, to drive the
winter of adversity from tholr hearts and
their homes, and to make them always
I appy with the sunshine and flowers of
fraternal love. Its mission is to guide the
stumbling footsteps of erring brothers back
Into the ways of pleasantness and Into,
tho paths of peaoe. When the sky of Ufa
hangs lew with clouds of disappointment
Its mission Is to fringe those clouds with
a rllver lining and to brighten the very
night of despair by bringing out the stars
"Its mission Is to throw life preservers.
and to extend rescuing hands, to those ot
our shipwrecked brothers floundfrlnvr cn
life's storm-swept sea.
"Its mission Is to twine garlands of ob
livion over the tomb of burled animosities
and forgiven and forgotten wrongs, and
to turn all the hoarse murmuring of hu
man discord Into the sweet melodies of
"Its mission la to eliminate from the
garden of the heart the bitter seeds of
strife and the rank weeds of sorrow and
o embroider all of Its verdant borders
with sweet violets end blooming for-get-me-nots.
"Its mission Is to broaden the emplra
of justice, truth, chanty and benevolence,
and to awaken In the sad heart of hu
manity the Joyoua song of the meadow
lark and to fill the uplifted soul of every
brother Elk wltU the Inspiration of a
cloudless morning In May.
"Its mission is to preserve Inviolate,
within the family circle of every Elk, an
altar as pure and as stainless as any that
was ever guarded by angels, the altar of
'Home, 'Sweet Home.'
Duty and Destiny.
"It teaches us tho Immortal principles
of duty and of destiny.
"It teaches us that the snowy heights of
honor are far above the gold fields of
"It teaches us that ths mission of man
la to stand erect In the Image of Ills
Maker, and to look up, to live snd to love.
and not to look down, to dig and to hate.
"It teaches us that character, honor and
truth are a heritage more pieclous In value
than all the stocks and bonds and bank
deposits that were ever horded In the iron
safety vaults of all the millionaires of the
"It teaches us that life la a mystic river
silently and serenely flowing on to the
boundless ocean of eternity; that Its deep
currents are fed by the fountain streams
of the true, beautiful and gocd, and that
we are drifting on IU placid bosom te the
quiet harbor of eternal rest.
"It teaches us that a life properly lived.
Is not a tragedy of storms and tears, but
a poem of love and melody, as vibrant as
ths harp of Homer, and as fragrant as
the flowers that bloom on ths borders of
'elloa's brook -that flows fast by the or
acle of God.'
"It Uaches us the religion Ot ne sect
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