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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 14I.
OMAIIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, pECEMBER 9, 1 90S TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
HONEY PAID IN PARIS
DAVIS CASE SEARS CLOSE
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Solicitor General Hoyt Talks of Pan
ama Canal Deal.
CASH GOES TO LIQUIDATION
Payment is Made Through Bank of
official APPonrriV- fouRT
Money Was Distributed ' '
tion of Tribuna.
' ISSUE OF VERACITY V
tt York Kewspaper tno4e
moay of W llllaan Stloi Cromwell
la Reply Prealdeafs
WASHINGTON, Dee. B.-fXrtlcltor Ge teraj
Hoyt, In commenting today on the presl
l.nt's letter to Mr. Foulke. regarding the
payment for the Panama eanal. Bald:
'I furnished to the president the facte
concerning- the m-thod of payment of the
money fur the Panama canal to the French
people. The president's atatemente are
absolutely true. The money wu paid at
the Bank of France to the liquidator.
M. Gwitron, appointed under the decree
of the civil tribunal of the Peine and the
amount wn apportioned between the new
and old companies In the exact propjrtlon
decided In thta decree of the ciri! tribunal
of the Seine. The artlon of thle clrll
tribunal was the action of the French
government, Just aa any decision of the
courts here la ttie action of the govern
ment. ' Any pretenre to the contrary Is a
mora quibble over names."
CAHAL DEAL. ISSIES JOINED
New York HfViMMr Real tea
4er of Prealdeat Roosevelt.
NEW TORK( Dec. .-The New Tork
World, to which Delaran Bmlth. editor of
the Indianapolis News, referred In his re
ply to President Roosevelt's attack upon
him. as the authority for the article on the
Panama canal which appeared In his papers
and railed forth tbe president's letter, says
'"In rlew of President Rooeevelt'a delib
erate misstatement or fact In hia scand
alous personal attack upon Mr. Delavan
Smith, editor of tha Indianapolis News,
the World calls upon the congress of the
Vnlted States to make Immediately a full
and Impartial Investigation of the entire
Panama canal scandaL
The Investigation of 190S by the senate
committee of the tnter-oceanlc canals was
blocked by tha refusal of William Nelson
Cromwell to answer the moat pertinent
u '' ns of . mator gan f Jibama.
Slnre that time nothing has been done
because after Senator Morgan a death thers
was no successor to carry o bis great
work of revealing the truth about Panama
corruption. . . . .... ,
Hmrrr Tkrnt Broaajht Oat letter.
"Tha Indianapolis News said tn tha edi
torial for which Mr. Roosevelt assails Mr.
- 'II has been Charged that the Vnlted
States bought from Anerican cKisens for
1-W.000.ao property that cost those citizens
only IliOOO.OOO. There Is no doubt that the
government paid $4O,W0,0 tor the prop
erty. But who got the money r
"President Roosevelt's reply to this most
proper question Is for the most part a
stirring of abusive and defamatory epithets.
But he also makes the following statements
aa truthful Information to tbe American
" The United States did not pay a cent
of the 140.000.000 to any American citizen.
The government paid the 4O,OX,O0O direct
to the French government, getting the re
ceipt of the liquidator appointed by the
French government to receive tho same.
" "The Vnlted Btates government baa not
the slightest knowledge as to the particular
Individuals among whom the French gov
ernment distributed the same.'
"So far as I know there was no syndi
cate; there certainly was no syndicate In
the Vnlted States that to my knowledge
had any dealings with the government di
rectly or Indirectly."
World Ketaraa Compliment.
"To the best of the World's knowledge
and belief each and all of these statements
made by Mr. Roosevelt and quoted above
are untrue and Mr. Roosevelt must have
known they were when he made them.
"As to the detailed distribution of the
Panama loot only one man knows It alL
And that man la William Nelson Cromwell.
Tatf two men who wtre most In Mr. Crom
well s confidence are Theodore Roosevelt,
president of the Vnlted Ststes, and Ellhu
Itoot, former secretary of war and now
secretary of state. It waa they who aided
Mr. Cromwell In consummating the Panama
revolution, arranged the terms of the pur
chase of the Panama canal. made the
agreement to pay 140,000,000 on the canal
properties and an additional JIO.000,000 for a
manufactured Panama republic, every
penny of both of which sums was paid by
check oft the Vnlted States treasury to J.
P. Morgan Co. not to the French gov
ernment, aa Mr. Roosevelt ssys, but to
J. P. Morgan Co."
The World tiien goes extensively into
evidence brought out at the senate investi
gation by Senator Morgan In 1 and says:
"Mr. Cromwell applied to the canal situa
tion the methods of American high finance
by which a syndicate takes over the prop
erty of a bankrupt concern, then createa a
holding company and a recapitalization,
keeping the majority control tn a syndicate
It then continues:
"Following that, to quote from Mr. Crom
well's testimony, 'In May. 1H. I. repre
senting the new Panama canal, and Judges
Day and Russell, representing Attorney
General Knox, consummated the transfer
six! sale to the Vnlted Stit.a
Testimony of Cromwell.
"Mr. Roosevelt ssys the government
paid this I40.0u0.0u0 direct to the French
"Mr. Cromwell testified that tbe Vnlted
States paid the money to J. P. Morgan at
"Mr. Rcwaevelt eays the French gov
ernment distributed the sum.
"Mr. Cromwell testified aa to how he
"Mr. Roosevelt talks of 'getting tha re
ceipt af tha liquidator appointed by tbe
French government to receive the same.'
Mr. Cromwell testified: "Of the ).
(tW thus paid by the Vnlted States gov
ernment. fcS.OMM was paid to the liqui
dator of the old Panama Canal company
under and In pursuance of aa agreement
entered Into betweeu the liquidator and
(Continued ob Third Pag )
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FOR NKL'RASKA Fair and warmer
FOR IOWA Fair Wednesday.
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It Is reported that Chancellor Strong of
Kansaa university may be selected to
follow Chancellor Andrewa. Yags 1
President Roosevelt's last message to
congress was resd yesterday to the house
and senate. 'age 4
Tbe New York World made an attack
upon President Rooeevelt for his letter
on the Panama canal deal, maintaining
he has perverted the facta of the case.
Francis D. Hlrschberg of St Louis was
mysteriously shot yesterday at his home.
Former Secretary of the Treasury Leslie
M. Shaw was loser to the extent t't 10.
000 In the failure of the Fidelity Funding
company. rage I
Charles P. Taft declares that attack of
the World la but an effort to discredit
President Roosevelt and President-elect
Taft, and Is without foundation, rag a
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bryan have reached
Galveston, where Mr. Bryan has gone
duck hunting. Fage.l
Postal savings bank bill favorably re
ported to the senate and Monday set for
Its consideration. Fags 1
Fight between religious fanatics and
police in Kansaa City resulted in death
of one officer, fatal Injury of four per
sons and aerlous injury of two. Fags a
State convention of supervisors consid
ering the question of recommending to
the legislature the return to the system
of electing precinct assessors. Fags 3
T -t t9 K. 'lwsy co-n.?TSion la. r
held the request of the South Omaha
Live Stock Yards company (or higher
witching charges. Fage 3
Venezuela la preparing to resist any
attempt on the part of tha Dutch to
show force. Rebellion against Caxtro Is
also In the air. Fags X
COMXXBCXAX AJTO ZHSTBTfUAJL.
Live stock markets. Fags
Oraln markets. Fags
Stocks and bonds. Fage 9
KOTZKXaTTS OF OCXAJT STXAMlatXFS.
Port. ArrlTtd. Salioa,
NEW TORK .Ocd! JBaoola.
NEW TOHK.. Caledonia
NEW TOKK Chleaaa .ii,' -.
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CHEKBOl RO fellaaelphla.
CHURCH COUNCIL ADJOURNS
Reaolatlaaa Cwadesaa Iaereaaed Ar
Baasaeats and Caatatead Ia
flaeaee af the Press
PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Dec S. The first
federal council of the churches of Christ
In America organized to further the move
ment of unity of action among the Protes
tant denominations In the ' Interest of
spreading the Gospel, adjourned today to
meet In December 1912 at a place to be
selected by the executive council of the
organization. Strong resolutions were ad
opted at the final session In opposition
to Increased armament by the nations of
A feature of tha session was an address
by Prof. Henry Wade Rogers, of Yale uni
versity, who said the time waa at hand
for obligatory arbitration of disputes be
tween the nations. He deprecated the un
christian attitude of the Vnlted States and
Its "mad rivalry" with tbe nations of
Europe in building the largest, swiftest
and deadliest battleships.
Resolutions were also adopted condem
ning the divorce evil and commending or
ganizations that have taken up the subject
of better divorce lsws. The council also
passed a resolution calling upon school au
thorities to give children mora time dur
ing the week for religious Instruction in
their homes and churches.
The council paid Its compliments to the
press of the country In the adoption of the
The federal council recognize the great
value of the city and country presa. the
last as well as the first, reaching and
serving vast religious as well aa civic
fields and cordially invites all the brother,
hood of the press, both secular and religi
ous to co-operate with the council aa allies
In warfare against civic corruption, com
mercial dishonor, immorality, vice and
HASKELL DISMISSES CHARGES
Oklahaata Edltar Caatea Oat Free
fraaa t'rltlelaaa af ftate's
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okl., Dec t-Omer
K. Benedict, manager of the Oklahoma
City Times received word this afternoon
from County Attorney Hepburn at Gu'rt
rie, that two charges of criminal libel,
pending against bint haA been dismissed.
Mr. Benedict was arrested August 17 and
IS, last, on complaint of Governor Haskell,
who objected to aa editorial that appeared
In the Times. The dismissal of ths sulu
t oday following a conference between Gov
ernor Haskell and Mr. Benedict last Sat
urday. kastsas crrr warn urns.
ty-flva lead tag at eat Vera ef tha
City Ooaaaaarataa alas will ar
rive la Ok aha trad ass-lay saarmlxvtf,
she day tha Vattoaal Oora expeemea
epeaa. They have wired scatstary
McYaaa of the Omaha rata caohaags
af that aaauiag aad a zed alia te saaae
betel r rvstteas, whlah he has soae.
Arguments of Lawyers Will End Late
STATE ATTACKS MRS. ALLEN
Evident of Woman "eld oa
Saw Abble Rlc Moral- of Mif
der Dlspoted ay Other
When Judge Sears adjourned court at
I SO yesterday afternoon two of the at
torneys. Alfred O. Elllck. for the state,
and J. W. Woodrnugh, for the defense, hsd
concluded their arguments to the Jury In
the Davis murder trtsl. This morning W.
F. Gurley, senior counsel for Davis, will
make his plea to the Jury, occupying prob
ably the whole morning session. In the
sfternoon County Attorney English will
close for the state, probably taking the
rest of the day. At the close of his ad
dress Judge Sears will read the instruc
tions, which will require a half hour, and
then the fa'e of Charles E. Davis will be
put Into the hands of the twelve -Jurors. .
J. W. Woodrough. Dsvis' Junior counsel.
scted out before the Jury In a dramatic
manner one theory of the way Dr. Rustin
might have come to his death. Taking a
seat In front of he Jurors with the re
volver which served as an exhibit In the
case In his hand, Mr. Woodrough went
through the motions of shooting himself
In the abdomen, at the same time graph
ically describing to the'Jurors the way Dr.
Rustin probably sat tn the steamer chair
on his front porch that fatal morning and
thought over hia misdeeds.
Weedreigk Exploits Satelde Theory.
After declaring the defense did not hava
to work out any theory of how Dr. Rustin
was shot, the attorney pointed out alleged
weak spots In Mrs. Rice's alibi and de
clared no reasoning man could aay that
Charles E. Davis and not Mrs. Rice shot
Dr. Rustin. He deprecated the theory that
Dr. Rustin waa thinking about his Insur
ance and his family bees use he had let
S35.OQ0 in incontestlble Insurance lapse a
few weeks before his death. After calling
attention to the dissolute life led by Dr.
Rustin after his attentions to Abble Rica
bexsji, Mr. Woodrough continued:
"As he sat there In that steamer chair
what thoughts must have come to his mind,
thoughts that life was not worth living.
He, perhaps, took the gun out of his
pocket and looked at it. He held It in
hia hands propped up on his knees pointed
toward his abdomen. He pulled the trig
ger and the deed was done. Then Is when
he began to think of his wife and chil
dren. It la then he thinks of his Insur
ance. Then In that moment when his wife
finds him propped up In that chair
wounded she hss him to herself. If she
says. They'll get nothing out of me what
man could blame her.
"If one of ua were found wounded on the
front porch of his home by his wife, in
iri ml vuu-j le crj tt ttaaif.r. i4ry
murder" would have sounded down the
street. If be said 'A man shot me.' there
were reasons, good reasons why -that cry
did not ring out that night."
Mr. Woodrough declared a heavy man
like Davis could not hava left tha front
porch of Dr. Rustin without extracting tbe
attention of Martin Meyer, whe waa In the
room of the next house. Only a light,
nimble woman, be aaid, could have gotten
away without attracting attention if any
Wltaesa Dlsaatea Mrs. Allea.
The chief witness In rebuttal of Mrs.
Allen, who testified she saw Mrs. Abble
Rice, the state's witness at Sixteenth and
Farnam streets at 4 o'clock, waa Mrs. Mar
garet Anderson, to whom Mrs. Allen swore
she told the incident of seeing Mrs. Rice.
Mra Anderson declared Mrs. Allen had
never told her about the Incident and had
only , told her she knew Dr. Rustin.
Other evidence was offered to show that
Mra. Allen had worked In a bouse of assig
nation on Tenth street.
Four verdicts are possible In the ease.
The Jury may find for the defendant or
may find him guilty of either first degree
or second degree murder or manslaughter.
County Attorney English had evidently
Improved the opportunity overnight of
working up hia case In rebuttal, for he had
a number of witnesses on hand before
Mrs. Etta L. Allen, the sensational wit
ness tor the defense, was first called to
me cnair ror further cross-examination by
the county attorney. Mra. Allen admitted
she had done some work for Mra Lovett
and that Mrs. Lovett's principal business
waa making dresses for women of bad
cnaracter. Dut she denied making any
salea for Mra, Lovett to such women. She
also admitted she had worked for Bertha
Huscn in a rooming house on Tenth street.
one denied knowing it was a house of as
signation and said Miss Busch had told
her "a thousand times" It was a straight
place. It was brought out that Stella
Jones, another wltneas In the case and a
maid at Clara Gleuaon's resort, waa work
ing at the Busch place.
Mrs. Allen became indignant when Mr.
English asked her if she did not formerly
run a "place" over the Hde bouse tn Lin
coln, and he changed tha objectionable
word to "rooming house," She aald ahe
ran one over the Booth Packing company
"Didn't Officer Bentley of Lincoln order
you to leave town?"
"He never did at any time," she an
Maaraey Cea trad lets Her.
George A. Magney, deputy county attor
ney, was the first witness in rebuttal He
said Mrs. Allen had told him about seeing
a woman at Sixteenth and Farnam streets
on the morning of the murder and ahe said
after learning of the developments of the !
murder that It must be Mrs. Rica He de- ;
clared she did not tell hlra she knew the
woman waa Mrs. Rice or that she had I
ever seen the woman before.
Mrs. Allen's testimony also brought Mra.
Abble Rice hack to the witness stand. 8 he
denied being on Farnam street at the time
Mra. Allen aald she saw her or of buying 1
a paper there. Mrs. Allen described her '
wear-In m ( tit with I
hanging down behind it. Mra. Rice said
tbe did not wear a bat with any drapery
on. She also denied Frank Salyarda' testi
mony that he had aeen her standing at
Fortieth and Farnam streets at 1:10 that
morning. 8he aald ahe had no wrap or
coat, as he had testified, but ahe had an
umbrella, some books and some pictures
of Dr. Rustin she wanted because of the
salyard A gala Hit.
Frank Sklyard'a testimony tor tbe de
fense waa also hit by Chief Savage ot the
detective force. Chief Bavag denied that
Balyard had ever told hlra about Bering a
woman at Fortieth and Farnam streets as
Sal yard testified that bs had.
Benjamin A. Peasa also denied Sklyard's
tCoaUnuad an Second Paa
From the Philadelphia North American.
POSTAL SAYINGS BILL IN
Favorably Reported to Senate and
Monday Set for Consideration.
FAVORED BY SENATOR BROWN
Frieada af Senator Gamble Ot Soatk
Ova a wtfretmlar Heooanlaed la
List af Apaolatsaents Seat
ta the "eaate.
fFrora a StaJf fT;rrepTmdnt.) . -WASHrNOTON.
-v, . (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Carter's postal savings bill
haa been favorably reported to the senate.
placed upon the calendar and a special
order adopted that It shall be taken up for
consideration on Monday next
Senator Brown is deeply interested tn this
measure and believes It will ultimately be
come a law In aplte of some protests which
are being received from Nebraska and other
This bill should pass," said Senator
Brown today. "It will, afford the repub
licans tht-lr llrst opportunity to redeem one
of the important pledges embodied in their
national platform upon which Jmlge Taft
was elected. The republicans cannot afford
to break faith with the people upon this or
any other question, and I am sanguine they
will not and that a postal savings bank
bill In some form wl!l be speedily enacted
Jaatlea to Telegraphers.
That the men who composed the military
telegraph corps of the army djrlng the
civil war shujld have the aame lights as
to pensions and homesteads Is the desire
of nearly JuO rt-eldents of Albion, who have
ssked Senator Brown to secure such rigl ts
to the survivors of this corps. He pre
sented large petitions today at the second
meeting of the senate.
Senator Brown haa Introduced a bill to
Increase the pension of William H. Bettln-
ger of Kearney to 140 per month.
Inqalry A boat Primary Law.
In reply to a Utter from John E. B nton,
secretary of the New Hampshire Direct
Primary association of Keene, N. H., ask
ing his observations if the workings of
the direct primary law tn Nebraska Senator
(Continued on Second Page.)
BE A BOOSTER
Boosting is showing your apprecia
tion of life and things. The reception
for the directors and officers of the
National Corn exposition will be held
the evening of the opening day
Wednesday. These are the men who
have made the exposition possible, to
gether with the officers ot the National
Corn association and the contributors
to the large premium Ust a list which ,
In the -opinion of exposition men and
exhibitors exceeds any similar premi
ums offered for an agricultural or live
It was the business men of Omaha
who subscribed taO.OOO to promote the
National Corn exposition when the op
portunity waa presented to Omaha to
hold the exposition in this city.
Then the manufacturers of farm ma
chinery and Implements subscribed
M.OuO In premiums; the Vnlted States
government contributed to tbe success
of the big exposition, while the agri
cultural colleges took It up at once and
put all their Influence behind It and all
their resources in the way of knowl
edge and iratertals Into It, besides
twenty-eight states have been lnter
eated and contributed their exhibits and
given tho exposition, which opens in
Omaha tomorrow, their support.
All these Interests are represented In
the guests of honor. at the reception
To show the appreciation ' which la
due, every citizen ot Omaha and all
from Nebraska who are within Its gates
should attend the reception Wednesday
evening, and thus show those who have
given of their means, thought and tune
that tha National Corn exposition will
be a success In every wsy this year
and la waited by Ocnahans In Omaha
on Nebraska soil every year In the
?Rt5CKlPTI0NS I . - 1 m ?f
MIXING THE LAST DOSE.
ST. LOUIS MAN SHOT DEAD
Mystery A boat the Death of Francis
11. lliracstfcwr Sairlde or
Deed of Bargrlar.
ST. LOV1S, Dec. a Francis D. Hlrsch
berg, prominent in the Roman Catholic
church and a personal friend of Archbishop
Glennon, also well known In club and busi
ness circles and as a director of the Louis
iana Purchase exposition, was shot and
killed at his home, 3S1B Llndell boulevard,
early today. Whether bis death was the
result of murder or suicide has not been
Members of the family aver that he was
tha victim of a bnrglsr. The polke investi
gators, take the other view, declaring that
there was no evidence of the presence of
the Intruder at the home.
A trail of blood stains on the snow white
stairway leading from the reception hall
on the first floor indicate that Mr. Hlrsch
berg was shot at the foot of these stairs
and then turned over and walked back to
his bedroom on the second floor. - From
there he crossed a hallway and passed
through his wife's room to the bath room.
As he returned, stacgering into his wife's
room, Mrs. Hlrschberg awoke Just In time
to see hlra sink to the floor unconscious.
according to statements made to the police.
Mrs. Hlrschberg had her husband carried
to his bedroom, where he died. He made
no statement aa to how he waa shot. So
far as the police could learn no member of
the household wa on the lower floor. It
was explained that deafness of long stand
ing prevented Mrs. Hlrschberg from hear
ing the report of the revolver.
Mr. Hlrschberg waa a prominent Roman
Catholic layman, and It waa largely through
hia Instrumentality that the site" for the
arch episcopal residence adjoining the
Hlrschberg home on the west side was pur
chased. He was Archbishop Glennon's
closest personal friend among the laity.
As a descendant of the. Chauvin. Papln
and Choteau families and having for wife
daughter of the late General D. M. Frost,
... r. ' "
- - ....... " Mmu lut uiuh
who had ambitions to be "correct."
He was 64 years old and for many years
had been a leader In Die Insurance business.
Mr. Hlrschberg was chairman of the en
tertainment committee of the World s Fair
directors. That committee had chars-e 01
the entertainment of all distinguished
guests, diplomats, nobility and eminent for
eigners who came to St. Louis on account
of the fair. His social position and per
sonality fitted hlra for that office. He was
a son of Mme. Lucile Hlrschberg. who be
fore her marriage was Miss Luella Chauvin.
a member of one of the oldest and most
exclusive families In the city. Mrs. Hlrsch
berg Is a sister of Lady Noblesworth. wife
of an English nobleman... There are no chil
dren. BRYANS ARE AT GALVESTON
Gaeats of Celeael W. L. Maody Mr.
Bryan Goes ta Hast
GALVESTON. Tex.. Dec. S.-Wllliam
Jennings Bryan 'and Mrs. Bryan who have
: been spending several weeks In southwest
j Texas and Mexico, reached Galveston to
! day and became the guests of Colonel W.
j L. Moody. The party left during the day
j for the hunting lodge at Lake Surprise, of
the canvas back duck preservea. Mr.
j Bryan will speak here Thursday afternoon
! and night, after which he and his wife
will return to Nebraska.
STRONG TO FOLLOW ANDREWS
Possibility Ckaaeellor of Kaaaas taU
veralty May (out to Nebraska
LINCOLN. Dec. 1 Chancellor Strong of
the Vnlverslty of Kansas Is. It is sili.
being considered aa a possible successor i
to Chancellor Andrews of ths Nebraska
i university. -
LAWRENCE, Kan.. Dec. S -Chancel'or i
Strong today declined to discuss what he
would do tf be should be chosen chancellor !
of Nebraska university.
lasts re to Haas Mates.
TOPEKA. Kan.. Dec. S A substantial
I Increase tn freight rates will shortly be
announced by several of the western rail-
roads. Tiie- Atchison. Topeka Santa Fe
j general freight offices In Topeka have
' been working on the new schedule for sev
eral weeks with the expectation (f having
them completed about January L
STAND FOR ONE MILL LEVY
University Regents Do Not Like Plan
of Specific Appropriation.
MEET AGAIN IN OMAHA FRIDAY
Mar Possibly "elect a SsereHsr to
Chaarellor Aidrrwi at that Time
-More Reports of State
'From a"etaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Dec. a (SroiaL) At a
meeting of the members of the Board of
Regents of the State university arid the
members of the Slate Board of Education
last night, the matter of finances for the
schools was one of the questions discussed.
After a talk by State Treasurer Brian on
the matter of school tax, the regents
finally agreed to ask the next legislature
for the usual 1-mlll levy, but specify that
when 95 per cent of the tax levied should
be collected that would be the limit of ths
The regents, figuring on past experience,
estimate that 95 per cent of the tax Is col
lected. On a valuation of $."31,000,000 in
rund numbers this would produce STlS.TtO
for the blennlum on the 1-mill levy. So
the university would ssk for this sum out
of the 1-mlll levy.
In his talk Treasurer Brian advocated a
specific appropriation for. the university
rather than the 1-mlll levy, and he as
sured the regents that there waa no use
apologizing for the sum necessary to con
duct the university and normal schools.
It was his idea that when the people knew
Just how small an amount it meant to the
Individual taxpayer to support these
schools they would make no objections to
the specific expropriation, but that at this
time they did object to the uncertainty
of tho amount the 1-mill levy would raise.
At the present time the property owner
whose property is assessed at IjuO, pays
10 cents a year for the support of the uni
versity; t,V pays 30 cents a year; 10.000
pays t2 a year, and flOCi.OOO pays $J0 a year.
Five hundred dollars pays 34 cents to the
support of the normal schools each year.
S1.000 pays 7 cents. SlO.uOO pays 70 cents and
JlW.Ono jsys fl to the support of the normal
The BOird of Regents of the State unl
vers'ty will meet In Omaha next Friday.
The members will gather at the Paxtjn
hotel In the morning and what business
there Is to attend to will bs looked after
there The board then becomes the guests
of the corn show. It Is probable Regen.s
Whltmore and Coupland will remain In
Omaha throughout the show.
While It Is not probable It is barely pos
sible that a chancellor of tho university
will be selected at the Omaha meeting. So
far. however, this matter has been dis
cussed very little between the board mem
ters and no committee on chancellor haa
been appointed, yet circumstances may bo
shape themselves that the new chancellor
may be named at the Friday meeting.
Per ma aeal School Fond.
The permanent achotl fund at the close
of tha blennlum, November 30, amounted
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COVsTTBT ZarZ COatlftssiOaT.
Tha presidsnVa Country Life som
mlBBioa. which will arrive la Omaha
Weanssday morning at T o'clock orar
tha Surliagtoa from Xtonver, will be
mat at the traia by a dslegatloa of
officers of the national Cora exposi
tion and escorted to tha atoms hotel,
where It will make hsadqtuurtars.
Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock aad
again Thursday xaoralng- at tha same
hoar tha oottsnlasloa will hold eonfsr
sncas la tha sxpositioa building.
Wedaeeaay noon Charles C. Stose water,
Bhalrmaa of tha saecutive oosunlttee
of the STatioaal Cora exposition, will
oatertaia tha members of the commls
sio a aad tha editors of farm papers at
a laacheoa at tha Maaaea cars, aad
Thursday afleraoo tha CoaacU Bloffa
officers of tha expealttea will eater
taia them. The members af the com
xaiasloa are Oifford Flax hot, Kenyea
IV. Satterfleld, Beary O. Wallace, Wal
ter X. Page aad C C Barrett.
BIG EXHIBIT READY
Lett Kail Driven for National Corn
Exposition at Auditorium,
DOORS WILL OPEN THIS MORNING
Gavel of J. L. Kennedy Will Announce
Official Opening- at 10:30.
STATE BOOTHS ARE COMPLETED
Flour Mills, Alcohol Still and Pan
cake Griddles in Place.
MEMBERSHIP LIST IS GROWING
am her nenlntered lnre Catalogue
Was Heat Oat la Almost Two Taoa
saad Mexican Delegatloa
on the Way.
ROOSEVELT WILL OPEN SHOW.
rresldant aVocsevslt will formally
open the Rational Cora espoaltloa
this snornlBg at 10i30 At that hoar
a massage will ha sent from tha
White Mouse to President Wattles of
tha exposition association, aad ths
great enterprise will be aader way.
It was Mr. r. X Mailer of the board
of directors whe proposed this plan,
whleh Is aaw te be carried out.
Some time between sundown and sunup
practically the last nail was driven, the
last strip of bunting stretched, the last
electric light connected In the state ex
hibits at the National Corn exposition snd
the show which has aroused International
Interest In a few months, ready to open to
the public, when the program starts at.
10:80 Wednesday morning.
But it will he late In the night or early
In the morning before the miniature mills
grind their first flour, the aleohol still
drops into a sealed copper tank Its first
make of denatured, the farm electric light
ing outfits send the unseen energy through
hundreds of wires to supplement the reg
ular electrical decorations, but th break
fast food machines will be In operstlon
before breakfast and pancakes may be
made In the domestic science department
long before the guests of the city are ready
The workers on the state exhibits made
good progress Tuesday and all the booths
are In a wonderful state of completeness.
Striking are the exhibits of the nearby
states which sent their men early and
brought an abundance of grain prepared
for exhibition purposes.
Jailor Jadglna- I'omalele.
The Judges completed thel: work by
nightfall on the Junior d'.vislon, having .
romple'ed Judging the senior division Mon
The number of new members of the Na
tional Cora Grqwers assoclstloa which.
' continue to com) .In 1r i'Xl a surprise ta
the officers and ah Index to tha Interest
taken In the exposition. The number reg
istered since the exposition sent out Its
catalogue snd premium list Is now 1.875.
The president's commission to Investi
gate country life In America will arrive In
Omaha at 7:05 Wednesday morning from
Denver, the exposition management having
received word early Tuesday of tnelr de
parture from Colorado .during the day.
They will be among the guests at the re
cerjtlon riven to directors and officers
Wedenday evening, when Omahans will
turn out In force to boost snd show their
appreciation for the work done by busi
ness men of Omaha, manufacturers of ag
ricultural Implements, the agricultural col
leges. Department of Agriculture and state
government, which have made the exposi
tion possib'i In Omaha on Nebraska soil.
Mexican Delegation Coming.
The Mexican delegation, headed by 7e
fereno Dominguez. will also arrive tomor
row snd bring with them the solid silver
trophy worth $T.5"0. which Is to.be pre
sented to the stud.nl Judging team scor
ing the highest. Vnder Prof. M. U Bow
man and Prof. A. N. Ten Eyck. these
contests will take place Thursdav. Ze
fereno Dominguez, the wealthy Mexican
planter, who has made possible the ex
liblt from the sinter tepublic. wired that
he left Puebla December S and was en
route to Omaha. This enterprising and
progressive agriculturist has written a
book and had It published since he first
tcok an Jnterest In the National Com ex
position snd he Is bringing to Omsha hun
dreds of copies for distribution. It deals
with agricultural conditions and the soils
and plant life of Mexico.
Indiana la represented In Omsha by
scores, many coming from Indianapolis
and Iafayette, the latter being the home
of Purdue university. The Indiana corn
growers' trophy arrived Tuesday momtng
and was placed In the Indlijha exhibit in
the main building.
rr. H. E. Sawyer of the bureau of chem
istry. Department of Agriculture, has ar
rived In the city and will have direct
charge of the denatured alcohol still de
monstrations, which are to be made In
the main exposition building.
Alcohol froas Malaasea.
The still is now complete and Is ready
to make "pclsoned" alcohol out of any
thing from the trash around the building
to the tar paper on the riof. The outfit
Is manufactured by the Vulcan Copper
Works company of Clnclnnat. whose rep
resentative In charge Is A. O. Wente.
The Internal revenue department locked
up the still Tuesday morning and the de
monstration may now preceed. but none
of the "Juice" can be removed without a
representative of the revenue department
opening the seals.
This will not, however, inconvenlenca tha
demonstrators in the least, and tha rev.
enue department feels kindly toward tho
Depsrtment of Agriculture and put at
few lock, on the still as possible.
Before the exposition Is over this still
promises to be one of, the great centers of
interest, as it shows a farmer so many '
ways of doing things which save money
and furnish good power with the "drug
ged'' alcohol. For instance, should a far
mer grom sorghum cane and make up a
batch of molasses which was scorched a
lettle. he could make alcohol out of it.
or If he lives In Montana where they grow
Vt bushels of potatoes to the acre, he can
make alcohol to run his automobla out of
his surplus potatoes. The government still
at the National Corn exposition expect
to demonstrate that an automobile ran be
run with potatoes for fuel and that a
feed grinder may be operated with mo
lasses. rent re I tlly'e Clever Idea
One of the unique excursions to tha Na
tional Corn exposition will bo made
by a nuoiher of young woman of Contra!
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