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VOL. XXX VIII NO. 150.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 190-TEN TAGES.
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SUMMARY OF TUE BEE
VALUE OF THE PRIMAR! LAW
Senator Brown Eepliei at Length to
Query on This Point.
Only Thirteen Days More
ROOSEVELT OPES II
Tkr4ar. Drprmlifr lO, inoa.
Annual CongTew to Promote Water
way! Improvement Opens.
BIO BOND ISSUE IS FAVORED
President Say Word that Inaugurate!
, Rational Corn Exposition.
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ADDRESS OF ANDREW CA -x-GIE
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mists Md Saya Oaly -atloaal
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.A'H1XGTGN, Dec. 9 Sentiment In fa
Vir iif a government bond Issue for a com
I .iihcnsivtt improvement of the rivera, har
bnt and canals of the country to the end
Uliut this nation shall have the greatest
system of waterways In the wcrld, sained
headway at the opening session of the an
il i si meeting of the Rivers and Harbors
K reus here today.
The scheme contemplates 1500,000.000 worth
(f federal bonds for internal watercourses.
In be distributed over a ten-year period of
S.rf' 'hm isTio annually. Following; the lead of
1'ienident Roosevelt and President-elect
Tnfi, both of whom before the Joint con
servation meeting advocated the Issuance
of government bonds for constructing per-n.i.r.-nt
public Improvements, enthusiastic
lido: rt mi'nt was given the proposition at
tlic coupled by Vies President Fairbanks,
Annrew Carnegie and Joseph E. Ransdell.
The aatliertng likely will adopt resolutions
asking congress to authorise the bonds.
Leading figures In the nation's public, ln
dcrtrial and commercial Ufa Indicated their
Interest In waterway improvements by their
IV es nee and participation. The speakers
Included Vice President Fairbanks, Andrew
(a:nrle. Ambassador Bryoe, Beth Low of
New Tork. Representative Joseph E. Rans
tlt'.l. Representative Champ Clark of Mis
souri, Governor Oeorge E. Chamberlain of
Oh gun and Samuel Gompers.
Upwards of 1.500 delegates, representing
forty-four states, and territories of Alaska,
New Mexico, Hawaii and Porto Rico were
In attendance. Perhaps the largest repre
sentation from any one city waa from
Nashville, Tenn., Including ten delegates.
The congress resembled a political conven
tion, the various delegations, under blue
and white banners, denoting their respec
tive states and territories, were grouped in
the Willard hotel auditorium.
Addres of Aairrw Csririle,
Interest cantered in the address of An
drew Carnegie, who received an ovation
when he declared he would lend his aid to
Inaugurate an extensive system of water
Mr. Carnegie made a characteristic speech
In which he took issue with the Jc units
as to the Tutor of the country. "These
people," he said, "are alwaya talking about
how slow the world travels. The trouble
with them la that they are looking forward
tc much. Let them look back where we
on ce were and where we stand today."
After proclaiming the American constitu
tion the greatest instrument ever drawn,
Mr. Carmgie declared that there were many
things that the state could not possibly
. do; that if the general government has not
the power under the constitution, the peo
ple could make new constitution. Mr.
Carnegie warned the delegates against the
considers tijn of sectional projects, declaring
thut pnjects national in their scope were
what was wanted. The speaker bestowed
great praise upon what he termed the bril
liant work In connection with the Panama
canal. H expressed the belief, however,
I. at the utilisation of our own waterways
was of Infinitely more importance than the
Panama canal and wished that our own
waterways had been improved before the
Panama canal project had been taken up.
Tup advocacy ly Governor ChamberlB.li
oi Or ton of the defeat of senators and
l -j re entatlves who have pledged them
Silvrs in favor of waterway Improvements
and who fall to redeem their pledges whs
(pp:se3 by Representative Champ Clark,
who Uecisred that congreaa la not opposed
t river and harbor improvements and
ever haa been. To say ao. lie declared,
Wojld be to assume that the congress ia
oinpoed of a JoWot of political 1 J tots.
H4 expressed the belief that If congress
w I .resented with a feasible scheme for
wetirwsy improvement It would be adopted.
Fottner Mayor Low said that the present
greatness of New York was due largely to
the Erie canal. He said New York would
support national waterway projects as
heartily and unreservedly as any other
(issisrri wad Falrhaafcs.
G vi rnor Banders of Louisiana spoke of
tie menacing effect of the floods of the
Mifsiss.ppl river and said tt was time the
general government should bear its ahare
of the expense of maintaining the levee
Eamuel Gomper said the laboring man
was vital. y interested in waterway expan
S on and hoiied tlie time would come wiun
more attention would be devoted to sucu
waterway schemes than to the bu.lding of
ar.enals and navy yards.
President Fairbanks said that while the
work of improving river navigation ooulu
n.it tie done all at once, the rate of pro
gress should be determined by an en
lightened consideration of all the facts
bearing upon each project. While thers
might be a wide divergence of Individual
opinion as to the relative Importance of
v-ri us (ii Jmi. he 1 ad no doubt a common
ground of action tnight be found. The
S'Jcress of so vast an undertaking. In his
judgment, would depend upon the dis
semination of accurate information as to
the need and cost of work and upon the
arousing of Intelligent interest In It among
COXSEKYATIO tOMMlSSlOX SITS
rrlariiMil Pralart H Addreea of
ersar Johaaoa of MlatrMti.
WASHINGTON. lec I Governor John
A. Johnson of Minnesota In address today
before the Joint conference of the naMona
eonservattv committee and the governors
f different states, brought an entnualastic
Biesaagw o aocord from the gret tnlddie-ra-st,
ta the srneme of conservation, ajid
ledared that the paramount problem of
the hour ts the development of Inland
'I bolievs the gr-eateat investment this
at) can snake is to construct a canal
irrn Lake Superior to the Gulf of
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FOR OMAHA. COrNCIL BLOTS AND
VICINITY Fair Thursday ; not much
chnnse In temperature.
FOR N EH HA SKA Rain or mow and
FOR IOWA Increasing cloudiness Thursday.
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The annual report of the secretary of
the treasury shows the effect of the de
pression of last year upon the nation's
The principals in the fanatical outbreak
In Kansas City show no repentance for
their deeds and say they were serving
the Lord in committing murder. ?ajr 3
The waterways conference at Wasnlng
ton afforded the opportunity for a report
on the weath of the Vnlted States and
opinions on the movement for conserva
tion that haa become general. fags 1
Judge Taft and Speaker Cannon yester
day held a conference at which it was
agreed that the republican members of
the committee on ways and means shall
meet the president-elect on tariff re
vision. The president-elect Is in favor of
revision without abandoning the policy
of protection. Fags 8
Castro brings the olive branch to Europe
and announces he haa come to settle his
disputes with foreign nations. Pag
A resident of Grand stood in front of a
train so long that he was struck as he
tried to get out of the way of the engine.
A bomb in a tenement house in New
York City caused scores of injuries.
The Hall county jail delivery let loose
a federal prisoner who is a notorious
postofflce thief. rags 3
The search for the president of the tailed
Fidelity Funding company haa so far
been without result. rag 1
President Roosevelt has named a com
mission to attend to the difficult problem
of marking whiskies under the pure food
law. rags X
The house passed the bill providing
for taking the next census after five
hours debate. rags 1
In response to a query Senator Brown
writes at length in advocacy of a primary
law. rag l
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SEARCH FOR KIERAN FAILS
Detective fksdawlsf Prewldeat of
Kwadlaar Cosapaay Looes Track
of Maa fa Pkllaaelahla.
NEW YORK. Dec . The search by the
police for P. J. Kleran, president of the
Fidelity Funding company of this city, who
is charged with larceny and false pre
tense by a charitable Institution of the
Catholic church at Pittsburg, continued
today. The funding company is in the
hands of a receiver who is very anxious to
have Kleran come te this city and
straighten out its tangled finances.
Kleran left Washington yesterday and
was followed by a detective, who lost
trace of him at North Philadelphia, where
Kieran is said ta have left the train.
PITTSBVRG, Dec. . Four suits brought
by eastern banks against the makers of
notes, discounted by P. J. Kleran of the
Fidelity Funding company of New Tork.
have been entered in the federal court here.
The amounts, Including protest fees, will
reach nearly tao.OCO.
HIRSCHBERG CASE A MYSTERY
PoUce of St. Lowls Still Hsklag Ef
fort to Trace Owraerahla of
6T. LOVIS, Dec. . The theory thst Fraa
cis D. Hlrechherg, who was killed In his
Lindell boulevard home yesterday, was
murdered by a robber has been abandoned
by members of his household, according to
John F. Lee. attorney for the Hlrschberg
interests. Wr. Lee stated at the coroner's
inuuest today that Mr. Hlrschberg's rela
tives and intimate friends are inclined to
believe that he heard a noise, took a pistol.
Went downstairs to investigate and either
stumbled on the stairs or accidentally
dropped the pistol, causing it to be dis
charged. The fact was also developed at the in
quest that Mr. Hired. berg wore a Jacket
when he was shot. Adherents of the sui
cide theory point to this fact as evidence
that he did not rush downstairs.
DRY FARMING CCNGRESS CALL
Herli for Tkree Days' eaiao at
(arrraar, CoBaatearlaaj Fea
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. Dec. . (Bperial.
The official call for the third Transmis
souri Dry Farming congress, which will
be held in Cheyenne, Wyo.. on February
13, 2-1 and 2. 1. issued from the press
yesterday and Is being sent out by John T.
Bums, secretary of the board of control,
and also secretary of the Industrial club
of Cheyenne. The call is addressed to the
governors of agricultural colleges, stale
land boards, state engine! a, state boards
of agriculture, national and stale agricul
tural societies, county commissioners,
presidents of towns, ail commercial bodies,
railroad and immigration companies, diplo
matic representatives of foreign nations,
and all members of th Tranamiasouri congress.
. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Dec. . (Ppeclal Tele
gramsIn a letter to John E. Benton of
Keenc, N. H , who wrote asking advice
as to the good and bad points of the di
rect primary law, Senator brown today
wrote as follows:
Permit me to ssy that, in my Judgment,
a fair primary law is a long step in the
direction of a truly representative form of
government. It allows eveiy voter, whether
in the city or in the country to have a
voice in tiie selection (rt -nominees, a re
sult rarely realised under the other or
convention ssiem. Instead of depriving ths
country voter of a voire In tiie choice of
officers, the primary law allows his voices
to be hrard and counted and at the same
time di p: Ives the cities of the controlling
Influence which they usually enjoy, undor
the convention system of selecting candi
dates. The rarest value of the primary law
is the power it gives the peopie to endorse
the faithful officer and to repudiate the
faithless. I nder the old system the man
In public life was usually able to cnnirol
a convention and secure his renomlnatlon
whether he had been faithful or otherwise
to the people. The p-imary law allows the
people to administer tne primary cure ana
call home an officer who has been careless
or Indifferent to the public welfare.
Bills fcr Gamble. "
Senator Gamble today Introduced the fol
lowing bills: For cieatlon of a new land
district with of rices, located - at Belle
Fourche. It embraces the southern part
of Butte county, not Included In the Lem
mon land district, and the northern tier
of townships of Meade county.
A bill for the opening of that part of
the Pine Ridge Indian reservation north of
the tenth standard parallel. Including parts
of Washington and Washabaugh counties,
and embracing about 800,000 acres; also the
opening of certain lands in the Rosebud In
dian reservation, being the two eastern tiers
of townships of Meyer county and that part
of the county north of the tenth standard
parallel and also that part of Washabaugh
county north of the tenth standard parallel,
and this embraces about soO.OfiO acres.
Also a bill directing the secretary of the
Interior to pay the Flandreau .Indians the
per capita of surplus funds in the treasury
to their credit.
floor Matters at Capital.
Representative Boyd today recommended
Fred W. Richardson to be postmaster at
Representative Norrls was advised this
morning that one of his children had been
stricken with diphtheria and he left on an
afternoon train for his home in McCook.
Representative Hull today introduced a
bill directing the secretary of war to cause
a preliminary survey of the Des Moines
river from Its mouth to Fort Dodge for
the purpose of estimating the probable cost
of constructing a canal along the river, or
maintaining a channel ' in the river of a
r.lnimmn depth of six feet, or the cost of
conatruoting a canal -on part of said river
and a channel in the connecting part of said
The director of public roads has decided
to assist Banner and Scott's Bluff counties
with tho building of their roads, In accord
ance with a request of Senator Burkett.
The director informed Senator Burkett to
day that the engineer In charge of such
work has been Instructed to give these
counties all possible assistance, and an
assistant engineer will be detailed to help
In the work. The location of the road has
not been decided upon between Harrlsburg
and Gering, but as soon as this Is settled
and rignts-of-way secured ths road office
will furnish an engineer to superintend
the construction of the road, if it is desired.
Rivers sad Harbors Delegates.
The following are registered at National
Rivers and Harbors congress from Ne
braska: John M- Thurston, Missouri Pa
cific Railroad system; William BtulU com
mittee of 100 Missouri navigation congress;
Charles F. Manderson. Wr. D. Starblrd,
David H. Mercer, E. M. Fairfield, J. H.
McShane, James L. Pa.it on, Henry T.
Clarke, Gould Diets, L. N. Condon, F. D.
Wead. Missouri River Improvement as
sociation, Omaha; G. E. Condra, Uni
versity of Nebraska. Nebraska geological
survey, Lincoln; H. D. Watson, state of
Nebraska, Kearney, and Paul H. Marlay,
Missouri River Improvement association.
Mason City, Neb,
A striking personalty of the convention
is H. D. Watson of Kearney, Neb., who
Is known throughout the west as the
"Alalfa Crank." Mr. Wast on has 2,000 acres
of Buffalo county land in alfalfa, which
yielded this year from 8,000 to 7.000 tons
and In stack Is worth from W to $10 per
ton. He has 60.000 fruit trees In the sand
hills of the Ante.lr.pe state bearing mainly
peaohes and cherries, and last year he
got tl.OiX) from his cherry crop alone.
Mr. Watson is tall, broad shouldered
and long whiskered, and looks every inch
an Ideal pioneer, for that is what he Is.
Mrs. Martha J. WhJttall. formerly Miss
Gertrude Clarke of Omaha, but now of
Worcester, Mass.. Joined her father, Henry
T. Clarke In Washington to remain
throughout the rivers and harbors con
vention. Victor Rosewater will be tonight the
guest of Major Guy Zailnskl, formerly
stationed in Oroaha. at the annual banquet
of the Military Order of "Caribou."
saber of Aapwiataseate.
W. J. Wilcox of Alliance. F. N. Stafford
of Ansley. George S. Wright of Wayne,
Harry Allen of Wlsner and Charles P.
Hulfish of Wabash, Neb., have been ap
pointed railway mall clerks.
Clinton R. Thompson of Fort Laramie,
Wyo., has been appointed a draftsman
in the Department of Labor.
Postmasters appointed: Iowa. Udell.
Appanoose county; F. M. Mathews, vice
T. G. Manaon. resigned. South Dakota,
Haytl. Hamlin county; Josh Trumm, vice
D. H. Sur, dead; Luff man. Marshal
county, Michael Troutner. vie V. Neth,
SALE OF BLEACHED FLOUR
becrctary Wllaaa Make H alias; Rr
arardlac Adalteratrd Prod act
WASHINGTON', Dec. t Secretary Wilson
of the Department of Agriculture today an
nounced his decision that flour bleached
with nitrogen peroxide is an adulterated
product and cannot legally be sold In the
District of Columbia or la ths territories
or be transported in inters tats commerce.
Owing to the immense quantity of bleached
flour now on hand, the secretary will
recommend no prosecutions of manufac
turers or sellers for six naontLs (rum this
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DAVIS CASE WITH THE JURY
County Attorney Conclude Argument
Late in Afternoon.
BECOMES DRAMATIC AT FINISH
Garley, Chief (eaaarl for Defease,
Flays Abble Klce wrltk Hevcrlty
la MaklB Bis Ctoalac
The fat of Charles E. Davis, tried on
the charge of murder in the first degree
for the alleged hilling of Dr. Frederick '
Kustln September 2, s ill rests with the
Jury. The Jury went out at 5:1S yesterday
afternoon, took a recess for dinner at
and rosuroed deliberations within an hour
after In its room at the court house, ad
joining the criminal chamber where the
trial waa conducted.
At t:li o'clock Wednesday afternoon the
twelve men who must decide whether or
not Charles E. Davis shot and killed Dr.
Frederick Ruetin as the result of a suicide
pact filed into the little Jury room that
opens off the criminal court room to begin
The closing argument of County Attorney
English ended at 4:55 o'clock and Judge
Bears began reading his instructions at
once. This consumed twenty minutes and
when he finished the Jurors were led into
their chamber and the door was locked be
As .soon as the Jury had retired Charles
E. Davis, the defendant, was taken into
custody by . Sheriff Bralley and Deputy
Sheriffs Thompson and Gardipee led him
Into the sheriff's office, where he was al
lowed to remain until dinner time.
As soon as the Jurors disappeared the
crowd that filled the court room began
to melt away. A few lingered to discuss
the case or In the hopes of a speedy ver
dict, but within ten minutes after the case
closed the court room contained only a few
'tragglers of the hundreds who had watched
the case with consuming interest.
Eaa-Hak oa Final Addreaa.
County Attorney English began his final
address to the Jury at i o'clock and during
the three hours lie occupied he was listened
to with intense interest. He began at once
by urging the Jurors not to consider ths
individual who was charged with the crime
nor to be swayed by the sorrow his con
viction might cause others, but to adhere
strictly to Justice.
During the eariy part of his address Mr.
English was skillful in the use of sarcasm
when discussing the defendant's case. At
times he became dramatic. The last half
of his address was devoted to a close re
view of the evidence. He ridiculed the alibi
of the defendant, designating It a "toilet
room alibi." When he spoke of Mrs. Abbie
IRtce. the chief witness for the state, he be
came Intensely dramatic.
"All the wealth and influence the defense
could muster has been massed against this
little woman in an effort to break down
her testimony," he said. "Every name that
months of research could reveul has been
hurled at her."
Then in a voice of suppressed feeling Mr.
English related the story from the Bible
of Christ and the woman taken in adultery
in which Christ used the words. "Let him
amongst you who is without sin case the
first stone," and after her accusers had
melted away said to the woman, "Go and
sin no more."
Girl ta JaiL Davis Abroad.
"Contrast that treatment with the treat
ment this unfortunate young girl haa re
ceived at the hands of the defense. Do
you think that aince the story of this girl's
sin has been told she has not expiated for
her sin? During ths long days shs has
been in custody while this defendant has
been at liberty do you think she has suf
fered? Site sits bare alone and unnoticed,
none so poor as to 'do her reverence. Her
sin was that she loved not wisely but too
At the close of this passage in Mr. Eng
lish's address Mrs. Rice, who occupied a
seat in a corner of the court room where
she could not be seen by either spectators
(Continued oa Ninth Pag,)
DIPLOMAT ROBBED WHILE HURT
en or Barrloa af Gaatesnala Baffera
While Esrsate t Tesab af
WASHINGTON. Dec t.-AJthough pass
ing a night of comparative rest at the
Emergency hospital, the condition of Senor
Don Juan Barrios, minister of foreign af
fairs of Guatemala, and minister to ths
United States on a special mission, is re
garded today as still critical. The diplomat
was injured seriously in aa automobii ac
cident . yesterday, but his chance of re
covery are considered fairly good.
Ail ths other nembers of the party, who
so narrowly escaped death when a big
touring car turned turtle near the new
highway bridge over the Potomac are re
ported to have been injured much less
seriously than Senor Barrloa . The Guate
malan diplomat suffered a fracture of the
skull, concussion of the brain and abrasions
of the face and body.
The police are searching ths city today in
efforts to recover about 11,300 stolen from
Senor Barrios by some one who crowded
around the overturned automobiles and its
Senor Barrios had three $1,000 bills and
perhaps three $100 bills in a long pocket
book bearing his name. That could not
be found after the accident.
Government officials in Washington were
peculiarly touched by the accident, owing
to the fact that Senor Barrios and his
party consisting of General John Drum
mond, Senor Luis Toledo Herrarte and a
chauffer, were on their way to Mount
Vernon to place a wreath on the tomb of
Washington at the request of ths president
SOCIETY PERSONS DO NOT WED
Plaaarlal Deareaaloa Aaaareatly Pre
eats Freesesrr of Hortb
NEW TORK, Dec. 9. Marriages among
persons In New Tork, who are socially
prominent, are on the decline, according
to statistics based on names appearing In
the Social Register for 190. Just out. A
decrease of twenty per cent over last year's
marriages is shown In New Tork City,
with a general falling off of approxi
mately seven per cent throughout the
country. Pittsburg was an exception with
sixty nine "social marriages" this year, as
against sixty-five last year, and Chicago
was stationary with US. Compilers of the
statistics declared that the financial de
pression waa responsible for the decrease.
The figures In New Tork for last year were
76J and for IKS only 661 Philadelphia's
weddings dropped from 242 to 224 and
Boston fro 167 to 147, St.. Louis recorded
only ninety-eight for 1908 aa against
121 for 1907, but San Francisco
showed an increase from 81 to 1U. In
Baltimore there was a decrease from 116
to ninety-nine, in St. Paul from soxty -seven
to fifty-nine, In Minneapolis from twenty-
j nine to twenty-seven.
Southern cities as a whole showed no
BOMB IN TENEMENT HOUSE
More Tkaa a tear af Itallaas la
J weed aa Resalt af Exalasloa
la Kew lark.
NEW TORK, Dec. I. -More thsn a score
of persons were Injured, five of them seri
ously, and a hundred or more were thrown
Into a panic early today when a bomb was
hurled into the airshaft of the tenement
house at $30 East Slxty-th.rd street. The
house was badly wrecked. It was occupied
exclusively by Italians, and It developed
that threatening letters had been received
by many of them during the last few
Ths explosion was terrific. The concus
sion shook buildings fur blocks away. The
sides of ths airshaft down which the bomb
was thrown are lined with sleeping rooms
on on sids and bath rooms on tie other.
Practically all of those Injured were asl-ep
In ths bedrooms on the south side. The
bathrooms were wrecked, the water pip s
torn and broken and lb hole building on
that aid was flooded before the water
could b cut off ia tL partially wracked
MORE JOBS FOR DEMOCRATS
Plan to Legislate Present Bank
Examiner Out of Office.
DRAFT OF BANK GUARANTY LAW
Geverser-eleel Bballeaberrer Pro
roses ta Have Isaagaral Ball with
Staff af Bath Geveraen
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec . (Special.) Republi
can bank examiners who are now holding
down Jobs will, in all possibility, have to
give way to democrats after the legis
lature gets to grinding. Governor-elect
Shallenberger has a plan for a law
guaranteeing bank deposits, whloh will
change the present banking board com
pletely. Governor-elect Shallenberger plans to
draft a bill or have drafted a bill, to
guarantee bank deposits, which will not
be objectionable to the department of
banking at Washington, thereby permitting
the operation under the law of the national
The law which It Is planned to enact
will provide for a limited assessment upon
each bank that is when the assessment
Is levied for a year that will b the limit
of the amount any bank will have to pay
in that year.
The law will empower the governor to
appoint a board composed probably of
bankers or others who are fitted for the
work to superintend the working or en
forceroent of the law.
This board probably will consist of three
members who shall serve without pay,
receiving only their expenses like the
regents of the Stat university. The gov
ernor-elect would permit the banks to
have a say or st least recommend some
of the bank examiners, for he believes as
each bank will be responsible in case of a
failure, the banks should have something
to say in the matter of getting competent
"One of the objections raised by the de
partment at Washington against permit
ting the national banks to operate under
the guaranty law," said the governor-elect,
"is because under the Oklahoma law there
is no limit to the assessment which might
be made against the banks. I have talked
to the national bankers and I believe from
what they tell me this objection will be
eliminated by fixing the amount of the
levy specifically at a certain rate. Then
each bank will know exactly what It has
to pay to the guaranty fund.
"I would incorporate in the law a provis
ion empowering the governor to appoint a
banking board to look after the enforce
ment of the law. I am satisfied I ran find
plenty of capable men who will serve in
this cspaclty without pay, for the good of
the state. This board would have general
control, the aame as the regents exercise
over the affairs of the State university.
"The appointment of such a board wou'd
in no wise reflect on the state officers who
now compose the State Banking board. But
looking over the number of boards to which
state officers belong. I am convinced there
sre too many. The state officer should
have more time to attend to the duties of
Governor Fhallenherrer would have the
levy against the banks paid in advance,
and the reserve fund thus created Invested
riaasrrt af lalvcrwlly.
The semi-annual financial statement f
jthe Board of Repents of the State unive--js
ty was filed with oCJvernrr SheMon toby.
The Mport covers the period from May j
to November 30 ,1V., and .s a ct -tiled
I statement of the receipts and xndiiures
j and the cond tku of the varfbus fndi of
the institution for that time.
Trie cash receipts of the university for
I ui i minima pvriou amuuniea u all,
y 031.96. Of this amount $H.7S7.80 was faom
the sale of text books to students; labora
tory fee amounted to $10,912.43; matrlcula
I Hon fees to $"JX; incidental fees to ti.i-Z:
dairy husbandry dvjr;n.e: t sales, M.KC.3!;
i-gricurturai school tiidJentals feci, $',$ fc;
diploma fees, $1.4. home econ imlr de
partment house fees (dormitory), $1,) 07;
tuition and other fees in law college, H.rli,
(Continued ob Third Pag.)
GOVERNOR SPEAKS AT EXERCISES
John L. Kennedy Acts at Chairman
at the first Hecting.
CHANCELLOR ANDREWS PRATS
Now for Tea Days Omaha mill Be
Mecca for l'llarlma Kreklna
kstwleait of How to
Maltlply ( ropa.
CL0RE WKSJETRSI AGAIN
John r. Clors of Indiana has won
ths grand sweepstakes trophy for ths
best tea sars of com, securing ths
31,000 in cash, Stt. Clor won this
sassa trophy at ths first Rational Cora
exposition at Ckloage last year. This
trophy is vaiasd at $1,000 and was
founded as a perm ansa t premium by
ths Indiana commission to ths na
tional Cora sxpositioa. Mx. Clor is
ths proudest tnaa at the exposition,
JK is one f th original corn and
stock breeders of Xndlaaa and a Uts
factor la ths expositions.
"Greeting and best wishes for the suc
cess of the National Corn exposition.
When these words from the American
president were flashed over the wires from
Washington and into the Auditorium build
ing at twenty minutes of 11 o'olock Wednes
day morning, J L. Kennedy, chairman of
the meeting, rapped for order and the
second National Corn exposition was de
clared officially open.
Chairman Kennedy read th message
from the president and Chancellor li. Ben
jamin Andrews of the University of Ne
braska pronounced the invocation.
The audience was a characteristic west
ern assembly, but the number of children
attending the opening exercises attracted
the attention of ail the speakers and al
most without exception a large part of the
remarks made were addressed to the young
The opening exercises wer .held in the
temporary auditorium constructed espec
ially as a lecture room for the corn
exposition. The rooms were decorated
with bunting and small sheaves of grain,
American flag and the official "corn show
girl." is everywhere. The fires wer
started early in the many furnaces and
by the time th band played 'America"
at 10:30 oclock the room was comfortablo
for tne audience to alt without wraps and
it was well crowded. r
Keaaedy Pays Waraa Trlkate.
Chairman Kennedy was ths first to speak
and he paid a warm tribute to the stales
far and near which have contributed to
tiie success of the exposition by aendinu
not only their richest products, but tbur
Mayor Dalilman spoke briefly and re
ceived an ovation from the children when
he arose to apeak. The mayor was fol
lowed by Governor Sheldon of Nebraska,
who arrived early Wednesday morning.
The governor was g vm a tremendous
cheer, the boys and girls being especially
enthusiastic and Jumping on top (if their
chairs and waving their handkerchiefs as
would some of their fatheis and muthe.s
at a political convention or woman's cluu
Governor Sheldon aJdresse! himself at
once to the boys and girls, saying:
"We are preparing the generations ss
they grow up lor ths future work which is
to be done on the farms. Some men work
a lifetime io organize some business system
or to develop some variety of grain which
Is adaptable to their soils and climates,
then such expositions as this gather the
information and the graphic illustrations,
the actual grains produced t getlier, anl
the boys and girls and the men and women
may see with their own eyes what has
been done and learn how it was don, thus
securing information whi h It has required
a lifetime to collect in a very few m nutes.
Best that taa Me Pradared.
"We are gathered here today to see the
very beat which can be produced in all
parts of the country', and we are glad to
have the great exposition ou Nebraska soil,
where theie are men who are giving their
lives to make our agricultural products
"The great law of heredity holds good In
the vegetable kingdom as well aa in the
animal kingdom and men have found that
belter plants may be secured by selection
of the parents the same as we did when we
decided the Texas sleer must go and we
have replaced him with the Shorthorn, Gal
loway and th Hereford.
"Now we are going to replace our scrub
and common grains and plants with ths
higher type the type that we may be as
proud of as we are of our Hertford and
The governor told the children that h
hoped after seeing the National Corn txpu
snkm many of them would be influenced
to go the farms and make that their life
long home, as there was no other place
where such a good home could be made
and where they would have such frarduut
from the maelstrom of the city.
Otkrr .Netablea Speak
Governor Sheldon waa followed by Gor
don W. Wattles, president of the National
Corn exposition; K. D. Funk of Blooming
ton, 111.; president of the National Corn
association; P. G. Holden of the Iowa
Agricultural collage; K. A. Burnett, dean
of the Nebraska College of Agriculture,
and Henry Wallace of the president's com
mission on country life. Mr. Wallace in
vited all to attend the meetings of tit
commiswion and come prepared to tell their
problems. The meetings, he said, would be
held in the Hotel Home and a puasnge
has been arrar.ged from the Corn exposi
tion buildings to the Hotel Rome, making
It unnecessary to leave the grounds.
KfcKIY IS BKIKK AU BREEEV
rhalrsaaa 'Claras Exercises with
farri'k ta the Polat.
John L. Kenne iy, cl.ai-Tcim f t' c ojm n.
j ii.g ticrri of tiie Nut!:i l Corn rxpiail
ftlon, in u;f-,ra' d the exposition with a
b ief ipeech whoite v.iy b evity und specific
appll. atnin W ut. many compliments. Mr.
Kennedy sa d :
Tvis exiK.si li n .t-ns under th most f i
voraiile conuitloiis. tltalea, far and near,
have contributed of tneir bast ta make it
a success. They have seal t ss bat onltf
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