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OMAIIA, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER, 8, 1008 TEN PAGES.
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 148.
SINGLE COFY TWO CENTS.
NEW WITNESS IN DAVIS CASE
Woman Testifies She Saw Abbie Bice
on Morning of Murder.
DEFENSE RESTS ITS CASE
CONGRESS AT WORK
SUMMARY OF TBE BEE
CIIICACOANS TO SHOW
Board of Trade Charters Train for
National Corn Exposition.
Taesdayt Dfrfmbfr H, lfOS,
Only Business of Pint Say it the
Swearing in of New Members.
1908 December 1908
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CUMMINS MUST WAIT ONE V
ENTIRE MEMBERSHIP WILL COME
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Conntr Will Present More Evidence
This Mornlnsr nnd the Aran
menta Will Then Do
Began by Noon.
Adjournment Oat of Respect for
lison Cause of the Delay.
Good News to Management of Expo
sition at the Auditorium.
SURVEY ELECTION FATALITIES
Those Who Escaped the Slaughter Are
Subjects of Congratulation.
CONDOLENCES FOR THE VICTIMS
Ttenuhllean Side In the House Will
Greatly Mln Colonel Ilcnharn In
Case He Dom Not Win In
(From ft Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. Dec. 7.-3pecla! Tele
gram.) When the navel of the presid
ing officers of the two houses of congress
fell today to call the lairt session of the
Sixtieth congress to order, the scenes In
bnth bodies were very similar. There was
an abundance of light and color In the
crowded galleries, a measure of happiness
among those who had pulled through at
the last election, and deep sorrow for those
who had fallen by the wayside.
Nebraska presented Pollard and- Boyd
who had failed to connect with sufficient
votes to secure them certificates of elec
tion. They were around, however, explain
ing to their friends Just how It happened.
Iowa presents Colonel "Pete" Hepburn as
Its candidate for the tents of the unhappy.
It Is true Colonel Hepburn does not pro
pose to die without a fight, and will con
test for his seat, with a show of winning
out, for with Hepburn gone the republi
cans are badly handicapped In the way of
rough and ready debaters.
More noticeable was the gloom In the
sor.ate because of the failure of a number
of well known representatives of the upper
body to connoct with the legislature that
would re-elect them, enator Fulton of
Oregon, Benator Klttrldge of South Da
kota. Senator Hansbrough of North Da
kota, Senator Ankeny of Washington, Sen
ator Hemenway of Indiana and Senator
I-ong of Kansas are all sent to the rear,
while several other gentlemen In the up
per house are seriously In danger.
While most of these gentlemen In both
the house and senate endeavor to appear
cheerful, behind their forced smiles lurked
extreme disgust and disappointment, and
they 'were not so nearly satisfied as they
made out to be.
Senator Cummins of Iowa was aboul the
senate chamber receiving congratulations
from his friends and awaiting to take the
oath of office to fill out the unexpired
term of William Boyd Allison, but the oath
was not. administered and the junior sen
ator from' the Hawkeye state will have to
wait until tomorrow to be Inducted Into
the office for which he has been a candl
dale for many yeais. Nobody familiar
with the senate as It has existed for a
tflii'd of a century could help noticing the
absenco of Senator Allison, who made It
rule during the years that he was a mem
ber of the upper house to be In his ac
customed place at the opening of every
session. If It was possible to do so, when
the gavel fell. How-many times he has
headed the committee to Inform the presi
dent that the senate was organized and
ready to receive any communication In
writing he might desire to make. Is not at
this moment recalled, but another name
heads the list to perform this duty, while
Binator Warren of Wyoming has succeeded
to the st ul of the distinguished senator
whoso deutli occurred last summer.
Si r.ator Dolllver, shortly after the senate
assembled,, offered a resolution calling at
tention to the death of the late senator
from Iowa, and as a further mark of(re
spect the upper house of congress, after
being in session less than fifteen minutes,
Every member of the Nebraska delegation
In boili senate and house was present
when their respective bodies were called 10
order. Jiu'ge Norrls came In especially
for congratulations on pulling out of what
fitmed to be a very small hole. Mr.
Norrls. while Admitting that his majority
was not as deep as a well, nor as wide as
a burn door, opined that It was sufficient
to secure him a certificate of election and
thereby a "look-In" on the Sixty-first con
gress. Eben W. Martin of Deadwood, former
member of congress from 8outh Dakota,,
presented himself among several others
at the desk of the speaker to fill out an
unexpired term of Colonel William H. Par
ker, who died shortly after adjournment
of last session.
Barkett After Tariff.
Benator Hurkett Is going after the tariff
with hammer and tongs. He Is squaring
himself for real revision along lines that
he thinks the people of Nebraska are In
terested In. He said so himself today, and
he expects to devote his particular efforts
toward a reduction of the lumber schedule.
He Is after steel, too. and if it were not for
the beet sugar Industry in the Irrigated
country of western Nebraska he would
probably hit the sugar schedule between
the eyes. Speaking of the steel schedule,
"If our steel Industry cannot stand atone
now I don't know when It will ever be
able to do It. Andrew Carnegie ought to
know what he Is talking about when he
ay the tariff Is no longer needed on
steel. Certainly the people of this country
have no Interest In a tariff on steel if
the factories can run without It. We
Kebraskans want the factories for mar
ket place for our product and are willing
to protect them as long as necessary, but
when It Is not necessary we are not will
ing to stand for a tariff nor permit thim
to juggle with prices."
As for lumber Benator Burkett said he
could not see how a Nebroskan could look
at It from any other standpoint than that
It ought to be put on the free list
Henknrn Art Lane.
Attorney Ed P. Smith of Omaha, who
recently argued the Council Bluffs and.
Omaha grain elevation and charge case
before the Interstate Commerce commis
sion, has Informed Congressman Hitch
cock that It his plans should sacure a ver
dict against ths railroads these common
carriers could remove the case for trial
in the courts, under mandamus proceed
ings, while on the other hand If the rail
roads should win In this contention his
clients have no redress. A a result of
this rather anomalous condition Mr.
L Hitchcock had a conference with Cuair
' , (nan Hepurn of the Interstate and Fur-
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rrt a-ua. council blt'ffs and
ICI rTY Fair nnd warmer Tuesdiy.
FOR NEbRASKA r air Tuesday ana
FOR IOWA Fair and warmer Tuesaay.
Temperature at Omaha yeaterdajr:
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Assembling of congress the occasion of
congratulations for those who are re
elected and commiseration for those who
failed. " 1
The conference of southern commercial
Interests at Washington held an extended
session yesterday. Page 1
Charles A. Eckstromer, Swedish vice
consul at St. Louis, committed suicide
yesterday after brooding over the Inci
dent that cost him his place some months
The National Exchange bank of Spring
field, Mo., closed Its doors yesterday un
der order of the comptroller of the cur
The secretary of the treasury has sent
to congress the book of estimates for ap
propriations for the year 1910. Page a
The grand Jury Is sitting on the case
of the night riders at Union City.
A Nebraska man from Bradshaw sent
In the highest bid for a Panama canal
bond. Page 1
The horse show at Chicago has opened.
The condition of winter wheat is slightly
below the ten-year average In the United
States according to the report of the sec
retary of agriculture. Page X
A reprieve has been granted Herman
BIlHk, who was to have been executed
December 11. P
Congressman Hull Introduced a bill In
the house yesterday for the prevention of
manufacture of imitation articles unless
labeled as to Ingredients. ..Pag a
Clyde Coon of Omaha sentenced at
Kearney to three years In prison for pass
ing a forged check. Page S
Number of Nebraskans bwln prlicyt at
the Chicago live stock show. Page 3
Defense In the Davis case continues to
Introduce testimony to break down cred
ibility of the testimony of the state.
Chicago Board of trade charters a spe-
cla train on the Northwestern road to
come to the corn show. Page 1
COMMXXCIAZi AVS IJTDUSTIVIAX..
Live stock markets. Page 7
Grain markets. Page 7
Stocks and bonds. Page 7
MOVEMENTS OP OOSAJT STEAMSHIP.
Port. Arrlvta. Sailed.
NEW YORK Algeria Montaerrat.
NKW YORK La Touralae
NEW YORK 81. Louts
NKW YORK Patricia
NEW YORK Arabic
SOUTHAMPTON. 8t. Paul
HALIFAX Canadian Victorian.
GIBRALTAR Prealdant Lincoln
SIASCONSET, Mai)., Dec. 8. Steamer
Oceanic from Trieste for New York was
343 miles from Standy Hook at 9 a. m.
AMOUNT OF APPROPRIATIONS
Secretary of Treasnry Submits Book
of Estimates to Cong-res for
WASHINGTON. Dec 7. The secretary of
the treasury today transmitted to congress
the book of estimates of appropriations
required for the service for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1910,
' The following shows by departments the
estimates for the fiscal year 1910 and the
appropriations for the fiscal year 1909, the
latter Including the deficiency, miscella
neous and permanent annual &pproprla
lor mo. tlons, 1908.
1eKlnlatlve t 13,178,178
Htate department 4.SJ0.395
Treasury department. lfW.Rf,t45
War department .... 234,093.150
Navy department .... 137,610,318
Interior department.. 200,532,151
postoHlce Dept 1.711.040
Dept. of Agriculture lR.817.eM
Dept. Com. and Labor. 18,043.845
Dept. of Justice 9.89O.020
Totals .'. $831,408,948 $832,(29,393
The estimates for 1910 exceed the esti
mates for 19f"9 by $57,900,676.
FARM YIELDS ARE INCREASING
Hireaa of Soils Make Report on
Earns Lands of tho I'ntled
WASHINGTON, Dec. Prof, Milton
Whitney, chief of the Bureau of Soils
reported today that the farming lands of
the United States aggregate 638-591-774
acres and that the yield per aore on all
certal crops has Increased.
The Bureau of Soils Intends to make an
Investigation of soils of the seml-artd belt
of the northwest with a view to ascertain
ing the nature of the soli, what It Is
adapted to and how It can best he
GRAND JURY GNJJIGHT RIDERS
Soldlera Guard Ftftr-Nlao Prisoners
While Clvle Body Puwi on
UNION CITY, Tenn.. Dec. 7 The atigo
la at for the final drama in the story of
night riders of Tennessee. A special grand
Jury empanelled today la preparing a fresh
act of Indictments.
Across the street, la a great brick build
ing, guardud by soldiers with fixed bay
onets and loaded rifles, are forty-nine of
the accused night rldors. some of them In
their shtrtsleevos, others In overalls just as
they were taken by the military.
Attorneys for Charles E. Davis sprung
a surprise on the state and caused a
sensation In court Monday afternoon by
producing s witness who swore she had
seen Mrs. Abble Rice, the state's star wit
ness, at the corner of Sixteenth and Far
nam street about 4 o'clock on tho morning
of the murder. Mrs. Rice, according to
tho witness, was -excited and bought pa
pers from the newsboys and read them
The evidence, which neither of the de
fendant's attorneys knew anything about
until shortly before court convened, was
offered to Impeach Mrs. Rices testimony
(that she was In bed at Clara Gleason's
; roomlnr house at that time and to support
one of the two theories of the defense that
the evidence against Mrs. Rice Is as strong
as that against Davis. The offering of
the witness upset the previous plan to
complete the taking of testimony Monday,
for when the defense rested at 4:10 In the
afternoon, County Attorney English asked
that the case go over until morning In
order that he might look up rebuttal tes
timony. At his request Judge Sears ad
journed court at once. Mr. English will
devote an hour or two this morning to re
buttal and then the arguments will begin.
The addresses of the attorneys will prob
ably not be finished until some time
Charles B. Davts the defendant, did
not go on the stand In his own behalf,
much to the chagrin of many of the spec
tators, who had gathered In the hope! of
hearing him tell the story of his attempted
suicide the night of the murder. His story
as told at the coroner's Inquest Is in the
record, however, as County Attorney Eng
lish had It read to the Jury as part of the
Says She Saw Mrs. Hire. -
Mrs. Etta L. Allen, 2236 Farnam street,
was the witness for the defense who gave
the unexpected evidence. She nppeared
very nervous on the witness stand, dui
stood up well under a searching cross-examination
by 'County Attorney English.
Mrs. Allen said on the morning or Sep
tember 2, she arrived In. Omaha from Lin
coln on a Rock Island train which reaches
here at S o'clock In the morning. She
took the "Only Way" cab for her home,
but stopped at the Wlthnell building at
Fifteenth and Harney streets to give a
message to Mrs. Lovett, a dressmaker,
who lives there. Mrs. Allen said she had
taken some goods belonging to Mrs. Lovett
to Lincoln to sell and wanted to toll her
bout her success before she went home
as Mrs. Lovett was to leave for Lincoln
at S o'clock the same morning. She says
he remained with Ufa. : 'Lovett about half
an hour, and shortly before 4 o'clock
started to walk home on Farnam street
At Sixteenth and Farnam streets, she says
she saw two newsboys. She saw a woman
walk up to the newsboys and speak to
them. One of the boys replied, "I carry
a route." The woman secured papers and
walked over to where a light was shining
and stopped and glanced over the papers.
She said the woman was dresaed In a dark
skirt, a light shirt waist and a dark hat.
"Had you ever seen the woman before?"
Mr. Gurley asked her.
'Yes, I had seen her several times."
"Was she alone when you saw her?"
"I had seen her with Dr. Rustln."
"Who was that woman?"
"Mrs. Abbie Rice."
Knew Dr. Hnstln.
Mrs. Allen said she had become ac
quainted with Dr. Rustln by sight, when
he was using the same reception room as
Dr. Pollard, who was her family physician
On cross-examination she detailed four
times when she said she saw Dr. Rustln
and Abble Rice together, either walking
on the street or In a street car. She said
at that time and until after the murder
she supposed the woman was Mrs. Rustln,
When she went home she said her hus
band asked her If she was not afraid to
be on the streets alone at that hour of
"There were a good many people on the
street," she testified she hod told her hus
band, "I saw Mrs. Rustln.''
The next morning she heard the news-
boys crying an extra paper telling about
the "suicide" of Dr. Rustln and she says
she remarked to Mrs. Anderson, a neigh
That explains It. I saw Mrs. Rustln this
morning and she looked llkaa. she was
She explained she had never told the
police about the Incident for fear of being
drawn Into the case. She did not learn,
she said, that the woman she saw was Mrs.
Rice Instead of Mrs. Rustln until she saw
the pictures of the two published In tho
papers several days later. Her first In
tention, she said, was not to report the
Incident to anyone Interested in the case,
but later some friends advised her to.
Advised to Teli Story.
"Who were the friends who asked you
to be a witness?" asked Mr. English. Mrs.
Allen hesitated and then said she did not
want to tell. Mr. English appealed to the
court and he directed the witness to an
swer. 8he said one of the friends was Mrs.
King, wife of the druggist at Twenty-fourth
and Farnam, and her aon, Frank Mayes.
She said she told Deputy County Attorney
Magney about the Incident the first week
the grand Jury was In session. Mr. Magney
had been her attorney In some litigation.
It was at the Instance of her son that she
went to Attorney Gurley's office during the
noon vecess Monday and told him the story.
She said she had been called up over tho
Independent telephone by people she did
not know and advised not to say anything.
Onoe she said a man with a gruff voice
called her up and said: "I think you are a
big bag of hot air and you had better
keep your nose out of this."
Mathews Saw Man.
Dr. J. E. Mathews, who has recently been
disqualified from practicing medicine by
the State Board of Health, the action of
the ' board having been affirmed by the
supreme court at Its last sitting offered
some testimony Intended to explain Dr.
Lord's statement he saw a man answering
the description of Charles Davis walking
east on Farnam that morning. Dr. Math
ews said he received call at his home,
26&1 Harney street to go to Twenty-eighth
and Davenport streets. He looked at his
watch and It was 3:35 o'clock. He dresaed
and started to walk. At Twenty-sixth and
Farnam he said he saw a man coming
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From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat
TAFT TO TALK 10 SOOTH
President-Elect Guest of North Caro
lina Society of New York.
RACE ISSUE CAN BE SOLVED
It Disposition Will Enable Sonthern
States to ArdIii Have Voice in
" Conduct of National
NEW YORK, Dec, 7. Presldent-elect-Taft'was
the principal speaker at the an
nual banquet of the society of North
After paying tribute Tf N6rth' Carolina
Mr. Taft pointed out that the laws were
made for the north and for the south and
functions of the government extended
from the Canadian border to the Gulf of
Mexico, and led up to this question:
"What is it that sets the south apart and
takes from the southern people the re
sponsibilities which the members of a re
public ought to share In respect to the
conduct of the national government?"
I am not going to rehearse the painful
history of reconstruction or what fol
lowed it. I come at once to the present
condition of things, statvd from a consti
tutional and political standpoint, and that
is this: That In all southern states It Is
possible by election laws, precrlblng
proper qualifications for the suffrage,
which square with the fifteenth amend
ment and which Khali be equally admin
istered as between the black and white
races, to prevent entirely the possibility
of a domination of Bouthrn state, county
or municipal governments by an Igno " t
electorate, white or black. It Is furii'.er
true that the sooner such laws when
adopted are applied with exact equality
and justice to the two races, the better
for tho moral tone of the state and com
munity - concerned. Negroes should be
given an opportunity equally with whites
by education and thrift to meet the re
quirements of eligibility which the state
leglHlatures In their wisdom shall lay
down In order to secure the safe exercise
of the electoral franchise. The negro
shall ask nothing other than an equal
chanoe to qualify himself for the fran
chise and when that Is granted by law
and not denied by executive discrimination
he has nothing to complain of.
Common tiroond Found.
The proposal to repeal the fifteenth
amendment is utterly unpractlcable and
should be relegated to the limbo of for
gotten issues. What we are considering Is
something practical, something that means
attalnublo progress. It seems' to me to
follow, therefore, that there Is, or ought
to be a common ground upon which we
all can stand in respect to the race ques
tion in the south and its Judicial bear
ing, that takes away any Justification for
maintaining the continued solidity ut the
south to prevent negro domination. The
fear that in some way or other a social
equality between the races shall be en
forced by law or brought about by poli
tical measures really has no foundation
except in the Imagination of thoso who
fear such a result. The federal govern
ment has nothing to do with social equal
ity. The war amendments do nut declare
In favor of social equality, all that the
law or constitution attempts to secure
Is equality of opportunity before the law
and in the pursuit of happiness and In the
enjoyment of life, liberty and property.
Social equality la something that grows
out of voluntary concessions by- the indi
viduals forming soclty.
Times and Conditions Change.
Mr. Taft referred to the trials of the
reconstruction period which accentuated
the greater trials of the past and the
slow return of prosperity to the south
following the civil strife, aa further agen
cies that helped to keep alive the feeling
engendered by that controversy und con
tinued: But times change and men change with
them In any community however fixed Us
thoughts or habits and many circumstan
ces have blessed us with tnetr Influence
In this matter. The growth of the south
since 1890 haa been marvelous. The manu
facturing capital in 10 was 250.ou0,Ouu, in
lsno, fcuu.Ouo.uuu, n iciuu, $i,iu),0uu,iju und In
1UU6, 3U,100,uuO.OOO, while the value of the
manufactures Increased from $4a0.iMj,UU0 in
to uo,ovo.ouiu in lh'JO to $1.4ju,uXiu,ouo In
I'M. and to $2,6uO,Uiu,aO In YMH.
The farm products lu IbKO were ItioO.OOO.
000; In 1890, $77o,ouo,OuO; In 1900, l,270,ouo,OUO,
and in laoS. $2,?uo,uuo,0u0. The exports from
the south in 10 were $do.ouu,ou) ; In InjO,
3u6,amm; in iiMJ, $44,0uu,UA, and !n 19iM,
In this marvelous growth the manufac
tures of the south now exceed the agri
cultural products, and thus a complete
change has come over the character of
Its Industries. The south has become, rich,
and only the surface of lu wealth lias
Democrats No Longer Democratic
Again the democratic party haa not pre
served lnvaolate Its traditional duct, lnes as
to states rights and other Issues an.l has
for the time adopted tiew doitilnes of poa
slbly doubtful economic truth and w sdoin.
Southern men adhering to the partf and
the name find themselves, throug.i flie in
flueme of tradition and the fear of res ora
tion of conditions which are now lmpusalble,
(Continued on Second Page.)
Talking Machine and They Will Return After Many Days.
SPRINGFIELD BANK CLOSES
National Exchange, Lara-rat Institu
tion in Place, Closes Doors on
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Deo, 7. The Na
tional Exchange bank, one of the largest
financial Institutions In Springfield, did
not open Its doors this morning. The fol
lowing notice was posted on the doors:
This bank has been closed by direction of
the comptroller of the currency.
E. T. ROREBACK. Examiner.
The National Exchange bank has a cap
ital of $100,000. Its surplus and undivided
profits, as shown In the last Issue of the
bank register, amounted to $76,000; deposits,
$2,100,000; cash and notes due from other
banks, $900,000; loans and discounts., about
$1,000,000. The bank was established In
1893. - It officers were: President. L. 8.
Meyer; Vkie president, A. R. Baldwin;
cashier, E. L. San ford.
The bank's foreign correspondents were
the Seaboard National bank of New York,
Continental National bank of Chicago, Na
tional Bank of Commerce of St. Louis and
the New England National bank of Kansas
George T. Cutts has been appointed re
ceiver. "The assets of the bank exceed Its liabili
ties and we will be able to pay every do
posltor In full as soon as we can realize on
our holdings. Not a dollar will be lost to
uny of our patrons." This wat the state
ment of A. R. Baldwin, cashier of the Na
tional Exchange bonk, this morning.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 7.-John F.
Downing,' president of the New England
National bank of Kansas City, a deposi
tory for the closed Institution, said today
that the Springfield bank had a substantial
"The National Exchange bank of Spring
field has always had a largo deposit with
us," said Mr. Downing, "and though It has
been reduced some 1n the last year. Its
closing came as a surprise to me. I believe
Its affairs can be satisfactorily straightened
WASHINGTON. Dec 7. It was stated at
the office of the comptroller of the cur
rency that the .failure of the National Ex
change bank at Springf.eld, Mo., was due
to the bank's Insolvency, caused principally
by looses on loans and Investments. In lis
icport September 28 last the bank had
fcurplus of $tf,000 und deposits of $1,049,273.
ROOSEVELT WILL FOOT ESLLS
statement from Smlthxonlan Insti
tute as to Expenses of African
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. President Roose
velt "will got nothing' from the govern
ment," but "will give much of value to
the government," on his African trip, says
a statement given out by the Smithsonian
Institution today. The statement follows:
"President Roosevelt decided last spring
upon the proposed hunting trip to Africa,
and during the summer Becretary Wal
cott learned that the president was will
ing to have one or two naturalists ac
company him from the Smithsonian Insti
tution, provided their expenses could be
met; and also that the collection made by
the president and the naturalists were to
come to the Smithsonian Institution and
be deposited In the United States national
"Mr. Roosevelt will pay all the expenses
of himself end his aon, Kermlt, in con
nection with the proposed trip, including
outfitting and transportation.
"The expenses of the three naturalists
sent out from the Smithsonian institution
will be paid by funds provided for the pur
pose, no part of which Is derived from any
government appropriation or from the In
come of the Smithsonian fund.
"Mr. Roosevelt will not receive one penny
of the fiuid for his own or his son's use
or expenses; on the contrary, he makes
a gift to the government of specimens
worth many thousands of dollars, and pos
sibly of a value that can hardly be ex
pressed. Ho will get nothing from tho
government; he will give much of value to
the government; the government's share
will be limited to receiving the gift."
CHICAGO HORSE SHOW OPENS
Reginald nnd Alfred Vnnderbllt Ara
Anton Eastern Exhibitors
CHICAGO, Dec T. Some of the best
ring horses In the country were placed on
exhibition her today at the International
amphitheater, when the four-day horse
show, following the live stock exhlhlt'.-a,
began. Among the eastern exhibitors were
Reginald and Alfred O. VanderUlt
NO BANQUET FOR SHELDON
Governor Cannot Find a Convenient
Time for Function.
DEMOCRATS AFTER JUDGESHIP
Various State Institutions File Their
Reports with Governor nnd
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 7. (Special.) There will
be no banquet In honor of Governor Shel'
don on' the night of January 6. , The conv
mltb in oharg of the affair, alter- a en-
sultatlon With the governor, announced
this afternoon that the banquet had been
called off. The general committee having
the banquet In charge consisted of Ad
jutant General Schwartz, Captain Italrd
Judge Lincoln Frost, A. B. Allen, II. C,
Dobbins, A. L. Gale, H. C. Lindsay. W. B.
Rose, J. Warren Keelfer, Addison Walt
This committee this afternoon Issued the
In view of the fact that there seemed
to be no fitting time for the proposed ban
quet prior to tho Inaugural week of the
incoming administration, Uovernor unel-
don thought It Inexpedient to interrupt the
spirit of the occasion with a demonstration
more or less personal to himself. Out of
deference, therefore, to his views, the com.
mitiee has cancelled all its banquet ur
Does Not Want to Move.
Dr. Jucknusn of South Omaha, appointed
state veterinarian by Governor-elect Shall
enberger, la not anxious It seems to make
his headquarters In Lincoln, or It might
be he has the same Idea which others of
the new governor's appointees have draw
pay and work none. Today Dr. Jucknuss
wired Lincoln end asked If the veterinarian
was compelled to live In Lincoln. He was
answered that It had been customary for
the state veterinarian to live at the state
capital and have an office in the state
Plenty After Judgeship
The next democrat Governor Sheldon ap
points to a place on the supreme bench
will accept the Job and gladly. This asser
tion Is based on the fact that it Is easier
to name the democrats who are not after
the Job than It la to give the names of
those who have asked for It. Applications
have been sent In by mall and brought In
lby person. If Governor-Elect fliallenberger
Is being hounded by democrats as Governor
Sheldon Is the two executives certainly
rave a fellow feeling.
Needs of Norfolk Hospital
Tho biennial report of Dr. O. A. Young,
SUDerlntendent of Ihn Mr.rfr.iu in.,n
asylum, which has been filed with Governor
eneiaon, snows mat out of a total ap
proprlatlon of $229,000, made by the leglsla
ture two years ago, there remains a bal
ance of $S7,7.36 to yap expenses until next
April. Thero haa been expended during
tne Dlennlum $141,932.64.
The estimated expenditures for the com
ing mennlum amount to $292, 6u0. Of thl
amount $116,000 is for permanent Improve
ments. Including $20,ouO to complete ne
buildings In course of rnriftt runt Inn TV,
now permanent Improvements are enumer
ated as rouows:
New building for men, $45,000; one 250-
norse power water tube boiler, $4,000; i
seventy-five-horse power dlreit otwi.v
Corlfss engine and generator. $6,000: nunm
tr.d attendants' home, $i'2,uu0; horse and
cow earn, $7,600: new farm land. ilR
tur.nels, $1,500; furnishing new buildings
For officers' and employee' wages, mal
tenarce and repairs and Improvements t
appropriation of $176,000 Is asked for.
On November So. 19urt. the Institution
a population of 202 uatienta fnnv.n,,.,.
being at home on parole; patients received
during the blennium, 227; returned from
paiole, 4; discharged new cases, 80; dis
charged cas paroled previous to Decem
ber, UJ6, 41; paroled, 84; escaped, 2; died,
47; deported, 1; transferred to Beatrice, 1:
transferred to Lincoln, 2; remaining in
hospital November 30, 2fc3. of which
Hi are males and 128 ft males.
Troubles at Industrial School.
The biennial report of E. B. Sherman,
superintendent of the Industrial School for
Boys at Kearney, recites a hard luck story,
which winds up with everything happy and
prosperous. On the day berors Christmas,
1907, a new recruit from South Omaha,
broke out with the smallpox.
The Merry Christmas day was spent In
vaccinating 130 boys, after which the entire
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WELL BE HERE GRAIN MEN'S DAY
Indiana and Minnesota Will Also
Send Special Delegations.
THREE MILES OF PRIZE CORN
Great Lnaen of Exhibits Stretched
Their Golden Glory t'p and
Down the Mammoth
The entire membership of the Chicago
Board of Trade will attrnd the National
Corn exposition, which opens at the Audi
torium and annexes tomorrow and con
tinues through December 19. This cele
brated organization has chartered a train
to bring It to Omaha. The train will leave
Chicago on the Northwestern December
14 and arrive In Omaha December 15.
That will bring the members here on
Grain Dealers' and Railroad Men's day.
December 15 really the biggest day of
the exposition. On that same day 400 farm
ers of Indiana will arrive on a special train
and another large delegation of mill and
grain men will arrive from Minnesota, at
the head of. which James J. Hill may
The declslbn of the Chicago Board of Trade
was not unexpected, as the exposition man
agement has been given to understand that
many of the members would attend the
show. Nevertheless when General Freight
and Passenger Agent Miller of the North
western In Omaha yesterday advised the
management of the arrangements for the
special train there was much rejoicing.
For this sort of co-operation on the part
of so Important a factor In the grain world
as the Chicago Board of Trade means
much to tho exposition.
Three Miles of Prise Corn.
Judging the thousands of ears of exposi
tion corn In the main or senior division at
the National Corn exposition has been
completed. There Is only a remote possi
bility of a few changes being made In the
awards. This means the largest part of
the $54,000 In prizes have already been
awarded, but names of winners will , be
withheld for a few days.
The National Corn exposition la this
rear complete for' the Inspection of the pub
lic, and when the doors are thrown open
Wednesday the visitors may pass along tho
s Isles with prize corn on either side of
them for three miles, and by Inspecting
the color of the premium tag attached, de
termine just which ears are considered tho -most
-perfect by the. Judges. , ', i - V
Under Superintendent A. D. Shommel, ex
pert In the bureau of plant Industry of
the United State Department of Agricul
ture, the work of Judging the junior di
vision, which includes all exhibits made by
schools begun st noon Monday. This work
will be completed by Tuesday night, insur
ing the public that the awards will all be
attached when the exhibits are ready for
The awards to bo made to the domestic
science department will be the last con
sidered by the Judges, and It may be near
the end of the week before the tags are at
tached to the bread and the premiums
known on tho articles In the domestic di
visions. Scores of . Memberships.
The mails are tl!l bringing to the desk
of Secretary J. Wilkes Jones of the Na
tional Corn Growers' association scores of
memberships to the association. As only
members are permitted to enter exhibits,
the number of new mcmbors reached Intj
thousands before the ntry books closed
Saturday evening, but now hundreds are
Jolr.lr.g who do not expect to get exhibits
in and could not enter them If they so
desired. The unusual Interest in the work
of tho association la responsible for the
many new members sending In applications
ond It Is predicted by the officers of the
association that almcst 4,000 new name
will be on their lists bffcre the closo of
the National Corn exposition In Omaha.
Monday was given over to completion of
the exhibits and booths, which wlU all be
In good condition by Wednesday morning.
The materials and machinery for the ex
hibits has all arrived and it la only a
matter of the exhibitors and their forces
getting the booths ready, working, as they
must, with electricians, carpenters, paint
ers, Iron workers, decorators and the ex
perts in charge of Industrial exhibits.
Perfection the Motto.
"Perfection" is the motto of the manage
ment. That, nothing will be permitted In
the buildings which in any way would im
ply carelessness Is the constant care of
those In charge. This dialogue occurred in
the office of Manager J. Wllkea Jones
during the day Monday, when the signs
were being put in place
The manager of the concessions rushed
Into the office with his glasses In his hands
and his clothes disarranged. Fifteen men
were trying to talk to Manager Jones.
"Purdue university has put up a sign,"
said the concession man. "Beg your par
don, I must tell you about the sign. They
have a fine sign, an artlstlo sign, but they
have spelled "agricultural'' wrong. They
have It "el" on the sign and we cannot
permit anything here not In accordance
with the spelling book."
The manager of the exposition said "no"
to five and "yes" to leu people standing
about his desk and answered the telephone.
" 'El,' eh? Well, what do you think of
"Cannot have It, can we?" persisted the
"Well, It depends on what Purdue uni
versity thinks about It. Perhaps It has a
spelling book of Its own which permits .
spelling the word 'agriculturol.' 8Jm of
those eastern universities have long ago
quit paying any atteutlon to Webster and
the old spelling books."
That's the Purdue Way.
After a consultation with those In Charge
of the Purdue exhibit it was learned that
the university has adopted that, way of
spelling agricultural and to take the matter
up might involve President Roosevelt and
his "Three Hundred Bout Word," So the
Corn exposition management allowed the
sign to stand.
The Incident serves to show how minutely
details are being looked after and how
careful the exposition Is being put together.
It lias even been suggested that Assistant
Secretary of Agriculture Hays employ
someone to bo at the denatured alcohol till
to tell thos who malt rvmarka about U
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