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TIIE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 2X ' 1009.
IOWA ACTIVE IN DRAINAGE
Outrank! All Other ; Statei in This
Line of Land Reclamation.
OTHER PROJECTS ARE IN VIEW
Pfmn4 tor Farm Specialists
tractor la Ehi of Supply
t the Prrat
(From a Staff Correspondent)
DBS MOINES. Dee. 22. (8peclal Tele
grain.) Thre are more drain tile factories
In operation In Iowa than In any ether
state and mora steam dredges are In opera
tion right now In Iowa than In any other
Hat. More progress la being: made In the
drainage of Iowa land than any place else
In the world. Thla la the declaration of
the Agricultural department at Washing
ton. In fact, Iowa haa Just amended Its
ccrstltutlon so aa to definitely give to the
state authority to provide for a general
system of drainage. That which haa thua
far been done haa been under laws which
are of questionable legality. In fact, aome
of the lawa which were paesed were held
to be unconstitutional and only by general
agreement haa the preaent extensive sys
tem of drainage been established. Now
the constitution haa bean changed and
drainage lawa will no longer be aublect
to attacks In the court.
In the meantime Iowa ha been doing a
wonderful work In drainage, but the end
Is not yet. There la on foot a systematic
movement to hold meeting In the district
needing drainage to arouee greater senti
ment In the matter and to provide for
additional drainage. The Department of
Agriculture at Washington ha given rn
couragement to thla and la prepared to
continue In the good work. Secretary
Wilson la known to take great pride In
what Iowa haa done and ha promised to
It la probable, that during the winter
there will be held at some point In north
ern or northwestern Iowa a drainage con
vention to consider plana for further work.
While some counties have made wonderful
progress, there are others where very lit
tle has been done. It Is planned to reach
all these. The development of the agri
cultural Interests of the state demand
that the work be done In every county
where there are awamp lands.
Demand for Farm Specialists.
Aa an argument In favor of the establish
ment of agricultural schools throughout
the state, It will be pointed out to the
coming general aasembly that the Iowa
Agricultural college at Ames cannot supply
the demand for ita graduate to (111 profes
sorships. So great ha become the demand for
technical teacher In agricultural and
farm line that nearly half of the gradu
ate of the State college had to leave to
take position offered them and could not
take time to come back for the exercises
to get their degrees. The importance of
technical farm education Is said to be
weeping over the entire country. There la
a great 'demand for men competent ' to
tench. In other atatea the teaching of agri
culture In high schools and country schools
Is being taken up. The one difficulty Is
to secure teachers to supply these places.
With agriculture taught throughout the
tate, It Is urged, many young men and
women would appreciate the vaat field that
la opening; up and would enter the work
at Amea and prepare for teaching. There la
now a greater demand for Inatructora than
the agricultural collegea can turn out.
Tho members of the assembly will, on
this ground, be urged to support all the
bills presented for the extension of agri
cultural and technical farm education.
Smoke Nuisance Law Wanted.
It Is extremely likely that the coming
assembly will enact a smoke nuisance law
applying to cities of certaljj classes. The
last legislature enacted such a law. Some
of the cities coming within ita provisions
objected. Dcs Molnea wanted a law. Gov
ernor Cummlna accordingly aatd he would
wlthold hla signature from the law If the
tlty of Dea Molnea would pass an anti
smoke ordinance. The council did ao and
the governor let the law die for want of
hla signature. Then the Joker was dis
covered. In the ordinance passed by the old
city council prohibiting smoke nuisances
there was no provision for a penalty for
violation. Des Moines citizens will work
for a new law.
Stripes Almost Abolished.
But three men In the penal Institutions
of Iowa now wear stripes, the dress of
disgrace. One of these Is a white man and
the other two negroes. All but these have
proved amenable to kind treatment and
have reached better classes where they
wear clothes without stripes and some even
In plain colored cloth.
Stripes as now In vogue are Indicative
of unruly prisoners and those wanting In
BAL. LINGER WAS AN IOWA MAN
Talked of as Member of the Cabinet
BOONE. Ia., Dec. 2L-(8peclal.-R!ch-ards
A. Balllnger, mentioned as secretary
of the Interior In the Taft cabinet, was
born and raised In Boonsboro. He Is a
nephew of Charles Tucker, a prominent
resident of Boone. He spent many years
here. The house Is still standing where he
was born. He was in Boone three times
last summer visiting relatives, and retains
core of friend here. He haa been mayor
of Seattle, Judge of the superior court and
commissioner of the general land office
under Roosevelt. He la one of the most
prominent attorneya of the weat.
Bailiff's Sadden Death.
BIOL'X CITY, Ia.. Doc. 21 (Special Tele
gram.) After calling the district court to
order thla morning Jacob El Huffman,
bailiff and city milk Inspector, sat down In
a chair in an ante room and let his head
full on the desk dead of heart failure. He
was a veteran of the civil war and a former
member of the Sioux City police force. Pre
vloua to coming to Sioux City I e aerved for
two yeara as sheriff of Beadle county in
Fall Likely Be Fatal.
WATERLOO, Ia., Dec. & (Special Tel
egram.) Jamea Murphy will probably
lie the result of falling from a street
tar and fracturing hs skull. He has been
inconsclous three day.
Prisoner' Family Being-, Tared For.
WATERLOO. Ia., Dec. 23. (Special Tel
tgram.) Mra. John Lawrence and four
children have been provided with a home
viro 3a mi anoa r anna ax iuao amom am com
oujugntj oiuoag OAjfaiza
OUQ AjUO CWOfA
In this city, while Lawrence I doing well
In a hospital. He was shot by an officer
aa he tried to escape from custody. He
I wanted In Indiana for fraudulent busi
OniNlf ELL'S ENDOWMENT GROWS
Hundred Thousand frosa rarifflt
Fa ad Depend on Week's Work.
QRINNELL, la., Dec, tl 8pclaJ.)
Nothing else In the history of Grlnnell haa
ever so fully stirred up the clttzena and uni
fied their Interest and effort a the rais
ing of the I3&0.000 endowment for Iowa col
lege. If thla amount la secured In caah and
safe pledges before the clone of 190$ there
Is promised from the Carnegie educational
fund $100,000 more and from another source
$50,000, making a full half million addod to
the Iowa college equipment. Of thla large
aum the trustees of the college have pro
vided for $100,000, the alumni for $50,000, the
city of Qrlnnell $30,000, and the balance
from various sources. At present there re
mains less than $10,000 to be pledged by
Or Inn el and vicinity, and about $52,000 to
be yet provided by the general public.
President Main of the college, professors,
trustees, students during the holiday vaca
tion, are all hard at work to assure suc
cess at thla critical moment when failure
means almost Irremediable disaster. Promi
nent business men have left their own pri
vate affair and gone out to work night
and day for the short time that remain.
On Friday last the college rlrla brought
In over $600 from their "Tag Day" effort.
Not only Orlnnell but committee all over
Iowa are Interested and are helping, and
the large body of alumni on both the At
lantic and Pacific coasts la watching and
The Farmer and Tuberculosis. -
IOWA CITY. Ia., Deo. $1 (Special.)
Dr. E. H. HJrschner, superintendent of the
State Tuberculosis hospital at this place,
haa been quoted to the effect that a large
percentage of the patients under his treat
ment have come from the farm and there
contracted the disease from Infected stock.
Dr. Hlrachner states that while it I true
that many of the patients at the sana
torium are farmers, the Impression given
that their occupation was a dangerous one
on that account Is very misleading. "It
should be born in mind," he said, "that
Iowa has a great many more people en
gaged In farming and stock raising than In
any other occupation and for this reason
one would naturally expect to find many
farmers among our patients. There have
been some cases reported where tubercu
losis ha been contracted by persons hand
ling stock, such as loading them on and off
cars, but the ordinary farmer's life is quite
free from any risks of this kind."
The last of the appropriation of $f0,000 for
the state sanatorium made by the last leg
islature Is being expended In the building
of a small cottage large enough to accom
modate eight patients. It is confidently ex
pected that a new appropriation and a gen
erous one will be made by the legislature
which convenes In January.
Guards' Armory Dedication.
ESTHERVILLE, Ia., Dec. 22. Special. )
The opening of the new armory at Eather
vllle for Company D of the Fifty-sixth regi
ment of Iowa will be held December 81.
Some of the leading features of the opening
will be a concert by the Fifty-sixth regi
ment band from Fort Dodge, a speech by
Colonel Chantland of Fort Dodge, followed
by speeches from all the other officers of
the Fifty-sixth regiment, is anticipated. A
grand march, then a banquet, followed by
a ball given by Moore Brothers orchestra
of Esthervtlle and a part of the regiment
band. It Is expected that 800 people will be
This fine structure Is built of red pressed
brick at a cost of $9,400. It Is sixty feet
wide by ninety feet long, with a gallery
extending sixty feet along each aide and
across the whole back end. It la estimated
that for auditorium purposes it will seat
Iowa News Notes.
SIOUX CITY As a result of cutting his
toe in paring a corn, Patrick Teefey, aged
54, Is dead at hla home, 1019 Pearl street.
The blood poisoning communicated to his
leg and the doctors amputated the leg in
an unsuccessful effort to save his life. Mr.
Teefey was a wealthy man, owning much
land In Iowa and Oklahoma. He lived at
Danbury, la., before coming to Sioux Slty.
IOWA CITY-Prof. W. J. Teeters, dean of
the college of pharmacy of the State Uni
versity of Iowa, has publicly expressed the
belief that the branding of cattle with a
hot Iron Is not as painful to the animal as
many humane society enthusiasts would
have us believe. Prof. Teeters has Interests
In a big cattle ranch In the southwest, and
his experience has ta"ht him the necessity
of branding In some form and he says that
methods of using acids for thla purpose
have not proved successful.
CRESTON Jealous of his wife, Macely
Huntley, a negro miner at Buxton, created
a panic among a crowd of holiday shop
pers in a company store Friday night.
Drawing a gun he shot and killed Vernle
Watklns. a young colored lad, seriously In
jured Emanuel Lobblna, another negro, and
attempted to kill a colored woman. The
prompt and daring action of R. R. Mc
Rae, the manager of the store, undoubtedly
saved other lives in the crowd, as the man
was undoubtedly Insane. He wresjed the
gun from the nesrro and held him till the
officers arrived. Huntley was taken to the
county Jail at Albla, where he Is now con
fined. AUTO ACCIDENTS IN CHICAGO
Twenty Persons Killed nnd S2T In
jured In Windy City In
CHICAGO. Dec. 22. In the f'rst eleven
months of this year twenty people were
killed In automobile accidents In Chicago
to fifteen the same months last year, while
S27 people were Injured but not fatally aa
compared with 231 for the aame months
These figures were made known by the
city statistician today as a result of an ef
fort to be made by the city council to curb
the alarming Increase of automobile acci
dents due largely. It Is said, to reckless
driving and speeding.
of deadly microbes occurs when throat and
lung diseases are treated with Dr. King's
New Discovery. BOo and $1.00. For sale by
Beaton Drug Co.
Royal Heir la Prospect.
THE HAGUE. Dec. 22,-It waa officially
announced today In the Chamber of
Deputlea that Queen Wllhelmlna waa In an
Interesting condition, and the atatement
waa greeted wth Joyful "Bravos" from
practically the entire house. Only a hand
ful of socialists, amid the hoots and
derision of their colleagues, took exception
to the loyal demonstration.
All the world loves a bargain. Tou can
find bargains by watching the "Want Ad
Pages" of The Bee.
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CHANGE IN PROVIDENT LIFE
E. E. Rittenhorae Becomei President
of New York Corporation.
IS NOW COLORADO COMMISSIONER
He Stireeeds Arthnr CI. Langham of
Louisville, Who Retires Bernase
of Chance In Control of
NEW YORK, Dec. 22. A surprise was
sprung In llfo Insurance circles yestetdny
when a change In control of the Provident
Savings Life Assurance society waa an
nounced. E. F. Rlttenhouse, commissioner
of Insurance of Colorado, waa elected pree
Ident to aucceed Arthur C. Langham. The
control of the organisation. It waa an
nounced, had passed from Mr. Langham's
hands to those of Judge Nash Rockwood
of Saratoga Springs. N. T.
Commissioner Rlttenhouse was present at
the meeting of the directors and formally
accepted the presidency. On Wednesday, It
Is stated, he will leave for Colorado to
tender hla resignation as insurance com
missioner and will take charge of Provi
dent affairs about January 1, 1908.
It was through the action of the Col
orado Insurance department under Commis
sioner Rlttenhouse's administration that an
Investigation of the Provident Saving Life
Assurance society was first taken up
nearly a year ago. The Thomas Interests
were then In charge, having taken It
over from Timothy I Woodruff and his
associates. Later a syndicate of Phila
delphia capitalists headed by John J.
Coyle took charge and lest August the
Coyle syndicate' sold the control to a
southern syndicate headed by Arthur C.
Langham of Louisville, Ky., who has
since been president of the society.
For a time before its rehabilitation under
the syndicates which followed the Thomas
Interests In control the company was pro
hibited by the Insurance departments of
Colorado and New Hampshire from writing
new business In those states.
Judge Rockwood. who now takes charge
of the company. Is county Judge of Sara
toga county, New York. The statement
announcing his assumption of control
makes it appear that he acted for himself
alone. In this notice to the policy holders
he said: .
"My Investment In the stock of the Prov
ident Savings Life Assurance society is a
permanent one. The control is not for
sale at any price. The society will not be
removed from New York. We regard Its
assets as a, sacred trust and they will be
managed arid conserved accordingly. It is
the intention, as early aa possible, to put
into effect a plan that will give the policy
holders representation upon the board of
DENVER, Colo., Dec. 22. E. E. Rltten
house, elected president of the Provident
Savings Life Assurance society of New
York In New York City today, has been
Insurance commissioner of Colorado for
four years and during that time has been
active In enforcing the laws of the state
concerning operations of insurance com
panies, so much so In fact that numerous
temporary suspensions were ordered and
several charters revoked where violations
of the laws were discovered. From recom
mendations made by Insurance Commis
sioner Rlttenhouse Insurance laws have
been enacted that gives Colorado the repu
tation of being In the forefront In pro
gresslveness In this particular. Prior to
entering the service of the state Mr. Rlt
tenhouse was engaged In .the newspaper
business and had been engaged with lead
ing dally papers In the state. He came
originally from New York.
German Ambassador Arrives.
NEW YORK, Dec. 22. Count John Hein
ruck von Bernstorff. the German ambas
sador to the United States, with the count
ess and their daughter, arrived today by
the Hamburg-American liner America.
This Is the ambassador's first visit to
America, while Countess von Bernstorff,
although born In New York, has not been
here for twenty-five years.
He looks forward with extreme interest
to his work in Washington.
"Thanka to the confidence of the emperor
and the imperial government," said Count
Bernstorff, "I am entrusted with the diffi
cult responsibility of succeeding Baron
Sternburg, who, In representing my coun
try so well In America, had the good for
tune also to win the confidence of the gov
ernment and people of the United States.
The successor of Baron Sternburg must feel
diffident in undertaking the work he had
carried forward. Although I feel a certain
hesitation In approaching this work, yet I
also feel the exceptional trust that has been
given me and the clear road ahead in the
good will existing between our governments
and the peoples.
"My deep desire Is to promote this mu
tual good will and I know no other way
of doing so except by openness and com
plete good faith. While I am In Washington
there will be no mystery about German
aims In all that relates to the United States.
It Is needless to say that I come to this
country with the greatest pleasure and In
terest. My stay In America will afford me
the occasion of closely following the amas
Ing progress of the American people In
every branch of public life, a progress
which commands the admiration of the
Kleran Sell Million In Bonds.
Testifying before the referee In the hear
ing of the bankruptcy case of the Fidelity
Funding company today, C. W. Lucas, a
Chicago attorney who acted as counsel for
two years for the Patrick J. Kleran con
cern, said that In that time Kleran Issued
and sold more than $1,000,000 worth of trust
collateral bonds. He mentioned St. Vin
cent's college, a Catholic Institution In
Chicago, as being Involved to the extent
of $150,000 and St. Jehosophat's congrega
tion of Milwaukee $300,000. in such trans
actions on the part of Kleran.
Henry 8. Strauss, a Wall street broker,
testified that the missing secretary of the
Fidelity Funding company employed him
last spring to place the company' a paper,
and he said he handled about $300,000 worth.
Strauss aald Kleran used to furnish him
with a memorandum of the notes he held
and which he would submit to the bank for
Investigation, and then Kleran would be
Inatructed to take to the bank auch aa they
Both out of town and local creditor were
represented t the hearing by a consider
able array of lawyer. A tatement Intro
duced gave the liabilities of the company
as $3,941,037 and the assets a $3,579,315,
showing a deficiency of $&1,7S2. and when
counsel for Chicago creditors remarked
casually that "of course the assets were
only nominal." Referee Olney quickly Inter
rupted him to say "let us hope not at
least for the sake of the creditors."
Cab Drivers an Strike.
More than 2,000 cab drivers and chauf
feurs employed by liveries and cab con
cerns are on strike today according to Ed
win Gould, secretary of the Liberty Dawn
association, and 1,000 more are awaiting
the call of the union to Join In the move
ment. The employers not yet affected by
the strike order have been given twenty
four hours to grant the demands made by
Bonne Man Drops Dead.
BOONE. Ia-. Dec. 22. (Special Tele
gram.) Charles A. Sherman, aged 78.
dropped dead In his chair this afternoon.
He was formerly prominent as the builder
of the Boone County railroad and the
developer of mining and oil fields t Cas
BURT SUCCEEDS STICKNEY
Former President of Union Pacific He
Cornea Receiver for Chicago
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 22 A. B. Stlckney,
president of the Chlengo Great Western
railway, who, with C. It. F. Smith. Waa
appointed receiver to look after the affair
of the road Inst aummer, today resigned
hla receivership, and Juris e Walter 11. San
born of the United States circuit rourt
appointed Horace O. Burt, former presi
dent of the Union Pnclflc. as his auccessor.
There are persistent rumors to the effect
that Mr. Stlckney will In the near future
resign from the presidency of the road
and that Mr. Burt will be his successor.
This tvss denied In official circles today,
Mr. Stlckney gave out the following state
ment: "Yes, I have determined to resign as
receiver of the Chicago Great Western
"The time Is close at hand when a re
organization plan must be agreed upon.
Several comniltteea have been formed rep
resenting different classes of securities.
Of course each committee will naturally
attend to the Interests of Its own con
stituents. I am still president of the Chi
cago Great Western Railway company and
as such I feel that I owe a duty not to
any special class of stockholders, but
equally to each and every class.
"I feel, therefore, that I should be free
to act. If necessity should arise, as a sort
of mediator between the various Interests.,
Up to thla time my duties as receiver have
er grossed all my time and thoughts In the
detail of operations, but as we approach
the end of the receivership In which the
rights of conflicting Interests must be
determined by court, there will be con
tinually arising questions which the re
ceivers have to pass on In Hie first In
st 8 nee, In which I, as a stockholder and
noteholder of the company, am Interested
In directly. In considering, thrdfore, the
embarrassment of being called upon to
advise the court In regard to the matters
In which I may be personally Interested
In and considering my relation to th t
stockholders as president of the company,
I have felt It my duty to tender to the
court my resignation as' one of the re
ceivers." Some time ngo Mr. Burt went over the
lln6 and at that time it was announced
he was making the rxaminatkn to report
tc the bondholders on the value of the
BRYAN STILL IN COMMAND
Nebraskan Says He Cannot Relinquish
Democratic Leadership at Behest
UNIONTOWN,4 Pa., Dec. 22. With
'A Battle Over, the War Begun" us hU
text, William Jennings Bryan tonight de
clared that the democratic party must
continue ls fight for reforms and said
he would not give up the principles for
which he has fought.
Mr. Bryan spoke at a "dollar" dinner
given by prominent democrats of the coke
regions, following the delivery of his
lecture on "The Prince of Peace," for the
benefit of the .Unlontown hospital. Judge
Robert Umble was toastmaster. Former
Lieutenant Governor Latta spoke on 'The
Democratic Party of Pennsylvania."
Mr. Bryan's political address was In part
as follows: ' " ' '
"If there is one state Jn which a democrat
ought not to be downcast merely because
he hus been defeated, - that state Is
Pennsylvania becaus& he Is accus
tomed to it. If , there Is one state In
which the democrats- are' not expected to
abandon a principle merely because that
principle embodied In ,a platform has tolled
to win a victory that state Is Pennsylvania.
For you have gone down to defeat In Penn
sylvania with great regularity no matter
how good your platforms."
Mr. Bryan said that the republican party
would not meet the expectations of the
people and the voters would find relief
only In the application of democratic prin
ciples. Concerning his continued leadership
of the democratic party, Mr. Bryan said
that leadership had como to him without
effort on his own part, and as long as the
party wanted him to continue such leader
ship he did pot feel thqt he could re
linquish it at the behest of those who
might be personally Interested In such ac
tion upon hla part.
Mr. Bryan said Mr. Taft had been elected
through a combination of financial, com
mercial and Industrial Interests of - the
country, and that he would rather remain
a private citizen than be president and be
subservient to these Interests as Mr. Taft
must be under the conditions that elected
him. He declared President Roosevelt had
degraded his high office by making it the
football of party politics during the recent
PROBLEMS 0F FARM LIFE
President Roosevelt's Commission
Renehes Washington and Be
gin Work on Report.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 22.-That ther are
problems and difficulties of a aerloua char
acter affecting the farmers from ono end
of the country to the other, the solution of
which they are going to demand was the
declaration of L. H. Bailey, chairman of
the Country Life commission, who with
four other members of that body arrived
here today to prepare their conclusions for
presentation to President Roosevelt. The
first meeting of the commission to consider
its report was held today. The commission
expects to have the report In the hands of
the president the latter part of the month.
"Everywhere," said Prof. Bailey, "there
are serious ecenomic questions along the
lines of distribution, marketing and the
lack of effective co-operation among the
"Farmers are In need of organization and
more particularly of social organization.
We found, for example, where farming is
very prosperous the social conditions may
not be very good. Great emphasis has been
placed on the deficiency in schools and of
WRIGHT FULLY RECOVERED
Man Injured In Aeroplane Accident nt
Fort Myer Will Start for
SPRINGFIELD, O.. Doc. 22. Orvjlle
Wright, who has fully recovered from
his Injuries suffered In the fall of Ms
aeroplane at Fort Myer, will sail for
France In about ten days. Mr. Wright,
who was here today, stated that he and
his brother expect to spend the winter
In France, devoting their time largely to
training men to operate the aeroplane.
Mr. Wright said he probably would re
turn to this country In the spring and
renew the government tests of the Wright
aeroplane at Fort Myer.
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TAFT CONSULTS HAMMOND
Head of Republican League Not Can
didate for Any Position.
CABINET RUMORS UNFOUNDED
Judge Taft la Inclined to Attribute
Most of Them to Tress Agents
of Men W ho Want
AUGUSTA, Ga., .Dec. 22. President
elect Taft. conferred yesterday wltli
John Hayes Hammond, president of
the National League of Republican
clubs, and received suggestions which
will be given serious consideration respect
ing new fields of future usefulness for that
organization. Mr. Hammond arrived here
on the invitation of Mr. Taft, who said
there were many things he wanted to talk
over with the eminent mining engineer. In
cluding political conditions and appoint
ments. Mr. Hammond was eniphat c In say
ing i hut he was not a candidate for either
the cabinet, the diplomatic corps or any
other position. If he had any ambition
whatever, it would be to head a department
of public works If such a department should
be established. In the organization of such,
he believes his engineering experience would
be valuable In organizing a branch of serv
ice having for its purpose the conservation
of the natural resources and their adminis
tration. Mr. Taft said tonight he had Invited Sena
tor Knox to come to Augusta within the
nex; two or three weeks If he could, at
which time a cabinet conference would be
held. Mr. Taft said he believed he was be
ginning to seo where so many cabinet
rumors came from. The publishing of a
name with the Information that Its posses
sor was being "seriously considered" for
the cabinet, he found, has followed the
suggestion of that name to him by some
one lnteiested In the person. He added
that he still believed It would take more
than the suggestion of a name and its pub
lication to build the cabinet. Mr. Taft
stated specifically that there Is no founda
tion for any of the recent cabinet rumors.
State Chairman Walter S. Dickey of Mis
souri will visit Mr. Taft In the near future.
That Mr. Dickey will have something to
ray of the qualifications of Charles Nagel
of Et. Louis for a cabinet position Is pre
dicted. Mr. Taft spoke tonight In the
Mghesl terms of the legal ability 6f Mr.
Nagel, who was In charge of the national
headquarters at Chicago In the absence of
The Taft family today moved Into the
Terrttt cottage, which Ib to be their home
during the remainder of their stay here.
At dinner tonight tbey were the guests of
the Country club. Mr. Taft is vexed at
Ms golf score. He refuses to tell what it
Is, but luys the blam to tne sand greens.
Many Invltatkns are coming to Mr. Tuft
to visit points in the south. ' He said he
would be unable to go anywhere except
Jo keep his Atlanta engagement.
Purpose of Panama Trip.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. The program
for President-Elect Taft and two or three
engineers to go to the Isthmus of Panama
to look over the wcrk thera Is declared
on the bebt authority to be matter of In
spection and precaution and nothing else.
No unexpected or unusual problems have
arisen, It Is stated, and there Is no alarm
that the work on the canal may bo pro
ceeding upon lnipr. per or futile l;nes. The
president. It is also stated, is handling
the canal much as he wtulu if he were
having built a gnat housu. He wants to
guard against missteps and he thinks the
best wav to do this Is to keep In touch
with the sltualion, bringing In the best
minds of the country for expressions and
opinions and susueatlons as to possible
changes. Mr. Taft wus selected because
of his fanilllurlty with the canal work and
the fact that as head of the government
after March 4 he alto wants to be fully
informed in a personal nay as to the
developments and progress. The engineers
who will accompany Mr. Taft have not yet
been selected, although Alfred Noble of
Now York Is one of those who has been
consulted by the president.
CHARGE INVOLVES BISHOPS
Methodist Officials Accused of t'slnif
l adae Inflneuee to Secure Large
Gifts to Mloslons.
WARSAW, Ind., Dec. 22. Charges In
volving Methodist bishops are Incorporated
In suits filed today to set aside the title
of valuable lands and other property deeded
by the late Elljsi Hayes of Warsaw, to the
mlbalonary board of the Methodist Episco
pal, church. Allegations are made against
the Ute Bishop Charlea C. McCabe, Wil
liam C. McIViwell, Bishop Jamea F. Flta
gerald of St. Louis. Judge Lemuel W.
Koyse of Warsaw, Rev. D. H. Guild, pastor
of the first M. E. church of Wabash, form
erly of Warsaw, and William D. AV.emtn.
The complaint dx Urea that on December
Christmas shopping, at Courtney's is easy and pleaeant. .... .
The best that the world's markets can produce are attractively displayed
here for your selection. Delicious delicacies that will make your Christmas
dinner a never-to-be-forgotten event.
Table Decorations and Favors Christmas Tree Decorations and Candles
French Fruits In , 1. 2, 3 and 5-pound boxes Johnson's Educators, all
varieties Plum Puddings Stuffed Prunes Carload of Christmas Trees
Japanese Friendship Wafers German Cream Sticks Numbers; Lebkuchen
Bar-le-Duc Japanese Crab Meat Cluster Kalstns Mince Meat Lowney s,
Alligrettl's and Woodward's fine candies.
In our Fruit and Vegetable Department We have Fresh Strawberries.
Florida Grape Fruit French Kndlvo English Hothouse Grapes Head Let
tuce French Artichokes Japanese Persimmons Alligator Tears.
rtr oum lxqvob
we have the largest
stock of high gra.le
wines, liquors and
champagnes In the west.
All the standard brands
for household and med
Just received ttom
France for our Xmas
trade all the popular
cordials and liquors.
In this department we
carry a full line ot
Christmas boxes and
baskets (both filled and
to be filled).- In Mies
from 1 to B pounds. In
cluding Fancy Work
Fancy Baskets, Fancy
Japanese Rattan Hank
em, White Satin Hand
painted Glove Boxes,
Courtney's Colfee Shop
Courtney's Ankola Coffee. Better than ever. Al
ways Abb been good. Best 35c per pound coffee In
Omaha. Truly a Christmas Coffee. Brings Good
Cheer every day.
HALF-.MINUTE COFFEE ' POTS An Ideal Christ
mas present. Useful every day of the year. Makes
clear, delicious coffee In thirty seconds. Simple to
operate. Easy to cleRn.
One pound of Ankola Coffee FREE with every
Half-Minute Coffee Pot, Until Christmas, only.
24, 1902. the late Bishop McCabe. by undue
and Improper advantages obtained posses
sion of 25,000 belonging to Elijah Hayes
and wrongfully persuaded and compelled
Hayes to sign a deed conveying to McCabe,
Fitzgerald. Royse, Alleman and Guild that
sum of money, that Bishop McCabe and
the others well knew the weakened mental
condition of Hayes, and that he was Inca
pable of managing his affairs and to act In
any business capacity.
It Is charged that Bishop McCabe and
others persuaded him to deed to the Metho
dist missionary board property valued at
$127,0M. The suit Is brought by distant rela
tives of Hayes.
NEW SMELTING CORPORATION
Company With Fifty Millions Anther,
ised Capital Stork Files Papers
In New Jersey.
TRENTON, N. J., Dec. 22. -The Inter
national Smelting and Reflnlnr comnanv.
with an authorized capital of $50,000,000 was
Incorporated here today. The company la
authorized to engage In the business of
mining, milling and smelting ores. The
capital stock Is divided Into shares cf com
mon stock of the par value of $100 each and
the New Jersey agency of the company la
located at 243 Washington street. Jersey
City. The Incorporators are Frederick Hoff
Rlchaid C. Hunt and Nelson W. Runnlon,
It Is understood that this Is the company
that Is being organized by big financial In
terests In opposition to the American Smelt.
lng and Refining company, which latter
company includes the Guggenheim Inter
ests. NEW YORK. Dec. 21. The company
Incorporated at Trenton todav la the nn
reported last week as In course of organ
ization Dy jonn u. Kyan and Thomas F.
Cole for competition with the American
Smelting and Refining company.
The personnel of the board of directors
and the officers of the company prob
ably will be announced before New Year's.
It Is said the company will erect plants
at several points In Mexico as well as In
the United States.
DON'T WANT BABIES NEAR CLUB
Residents Near Field Club Object to
Chlld-Savlns; Institute Build.
Ins; on Proposed Site,
Fashionable residents of Oakhurst addi
tion, near the Field club, object to the
location of the proposed ntw Child Saving
Institute at the northeast corner of the
county farm. Superintendent W. A. Clark,
W. S. Wright, Rome Miller and K. C.
Barton called on the county board a few
days ago and aaked the county to give the
Institute a fifty year leaae on enough
ground to hold a building. They asserted
If they could get such a lesae they could
secure a donation of $20,000 for a new
Monday afternoon another delegation of
present and prospective residents of the
neighborhood near the proposed location
called on the board and objected to the
plan. Many of them declared they would
not build on their lots If the Institute were
allowed to locate there. The members of
the board advised them to see the board
of the Child Saving Institute. In the pro
testing vdelegatlon were John W. Towlo,
Ralph Sunderland. C. Z. Gould, D. V.
Sholes and others.
BOY CRUSHED BY SHOPPERS
Fajal Accident In Elevator of Crowded
Department Store la
CHICAGO. Dec. 22.-Pushed by crowds
of Christmas shoppers, Elmer A. Birds
eye, the 7-year-o4d son of Georgd Birds
eye, a wholesale grocer of Seattle, Wash.,
was crushed to death In an elevator of
the Boston store here tonight. The tcy
was being taken by hla grandmother,
Mrs. Emma Blrdseye, to see the toys.
The elevator operator was arrested
pending the coroner's Inquest.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS IN PANIC
Jam on Fourth 'Floor of St. Joseph
Store Results In Denth of
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. Dec. S2.-A Jam caused
by Christmas shoppers on the fourth floor
of the Townsend & Wyatt department store
here tonight, developed into panic, and sev
eral women fainted. Crowds about the
passenger elevator sprung the steel door
to the shaft, and the 2-year-old son of Cash
Nlckum of this city was pushed into the
opening and killed.
Waterloo Woman Is Killed.
WATERLOO. Ia., Dec. 21 (Special T-'l-egram.)
Mrs. O. U. Courtwright. wife of
Senator O. B. Courtwright. was fatally
Injured this morning by falling In a faint
from her electric car, which circled twice
over her prostrate form. She died at 4
o'clock this afternoon. She had taken
her husband to the atatlon for Allison,
where be waa attending court today.
Food Center r JJ
nr oum meat dept.
we have secured for our
Christmas trade a num
ber of fine deer. tt
your order in early for
venison, as the demand
will be great. We also
have the finest selection
of . Turkeys, Bquabs.
Spring Uinb, Suckling
pigs. Mutton, Ducks.
Crown Roasts, Beef
Tenderloins and English
Mutton Saddlea, all put
up In a style, not to be
equaled In the United
ourtney & Go. j
Seventeenth and Douglas Sts.
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Kick on the Carnival.
OMAHA, Dec. 21'. -To the Editor of The
Bee: As a resident of this city 'since 1KS8
I feel at this time greatly rejoiced to think
that our first corn exposition has proven',
not only a great success, but that the
managers of the same were not obliged
or allowed to introduce any questionable
or disreputable "side shows," same as nas
usually been done In tl.ls city heretofore.
At a republican club meeting a few
months ago one of the speakers (an ex
member of city government) alluded t6 the
"King's Highway" annex of Ak-8ar-Ben
and ('.enounced tic n anagement of same In
vigorous terms, stating that recently at
Detroit, Mich., the people arose and drove
such an exhibit from their city.
Now. Mr. Editor, I have alwuys lived In
good sized cHles and can' stand consider-,
able, but when platform orators (splrlern
are allowed to beseech little children of
10 and 12 years of ege for their dimes by
the cry "Come and see rien, women and
children smoking that deadjy drug, opium,"
I must draw the line. . , ,
Tl ese little boys and girls upon entering
the "opium den," were of course aston
ished by only seeing a wt Ite man In Chi
nese garb smoking; not only wero they
deceived by promises of seeing several
smokers, but were rendered. In some cases,
almost sick by the effusions of the solltuiy
performer. This, I remember, was called
the only "educational" show upon the
The above was not the only objection
able booth last September, and I do hopa
that until the board of governors changes
the management of Klng'a Highway no
more 10-ccnt admission members will be In
ANNIVERSARY OF- MASSACRE
'Survivors of Frttcrmnn Trasredy and
Others Connected With Event
A notable anniversary wai held Monday
evening at the Hctel Loyal in commemora
tion of the forty-aecond anniversary of the
Fetterman massacre at Fort Phil Kearney.
Those present' were two of the survivor
of that tragic event, Samuel S. Peters and
Samuel 8. Gibson of Omaha, and Brluadier
General and Mrs. Charles Morton of the
United Statea army. Mr. Gibson and Mr.
Petora were the only survivors of the
tragic occasion, but General Morton was
fifteen years later charged with the mourn
ful duty of superintending the disinterment
of the bodies of the ninety men killed in
that affair and securing their reinterment
at the Custer battleground on the Little
It was hoped that another of the aur
vlvora of that tragic day cf nearly half
a century ago, could be present, Meurke
Barres, but he was unable to be present.
Amcng the relics of the massacre occupy
ing a prominent position on the banquet
table was a Henry rifle that was used by
Jamea Wheatley. a victim of the massacre,
end the property of Mr, Peters, which was
recovered from Chief Red Cloud the yenr
following the massacre at Fort Laramie.
Another gruesomo relic exhibited was the
scalp of Lieutenant N. H. Daniels of the
Eighteenth United States Infantry, who
waa killed by a band of Indians under Red
Cloud the summer previous to the mas
sacre and which was rec tvered by Mr.
Peters in the engagement In which Lieu
tenant Daniels was killed.
PAIR OF SMALL ROBBERIES
Grocerymaa Held 1'p and Thief Makes
Grab for Cash of a Picture
Last nlitht about 6:1 o'clock two men
entered the grocery store of A. Frank,
2!35 South Elrventh street, and while one
of them covered the proprietor with a gun
the other went through the cash register
and took $8. Detectives were at once eent
to the Kcno of the robbery, but up to 4
late hour last night no trace of the men
who pulled off the Job had been found. '
Last night while Ui cashier of the
Cameraphone theater waa counting up the
day'a recelpta a man approached the
window and presentee, a U tter, which ho
said waa addressed tu some one ' In the
theater. The caahler picked up the envelope
to read the addresa ai.d as she did so thu
man made a grub for the cash, getting
a pile of quarters which amounted to $7.
In bis haste he dropped one of the coins
but got away with the balance. The letter
waa addressed In an envelope from the
Dodge hotel and was addressed to U T.
Fenaky, Omaha, leb.
Manicure set. Vrauar-Uth and Dodge.
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