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    The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXV11I NO. 1G4.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 28, 1908. .
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
EYES ON RAILROADS
Colorado & Southei the Center
of Attraction to -. ' lators.
DOUBTS REGABDING ? '- TANING
Some Tear it Presages Ancl strug
gle Between Railroad
OTHERS TAKE OPPOSITE VIEW
Think it Meant Taking Oxer and
Strengthening Weak Lines.
FINANCIAL MARKET EASIER
Flrsl of Vrnr Rn'l'"""" Mo"e
l.lkely to Be Met Wlthoot Any
Merlons Disturbance to
Bnlnf
NEW YORK. Deo. 27.-The closing of
the Block exchange last week on Thuraday
evening to remain closed until Monday
morning made the week short one In
financial affalra. the banking business on
Saturday proving largely nominal with the
exchange not In aeaalon. There were de
velopments of Importance notwithstanding
the shortness of ths period and the sud
den shifts In speculative aentlmcnt In re
gard to the same Identical circumstances
indlcstel a rather unsettled state of opin
ion. This fluctuating state of sentiment
was fairly Illustrated In the chunge of
views of the significance of the Colorado
A Southern purchase by the Chicago, Bur
lington & Qulncy. In the seml-demorallzed
break In prices on Monday this Incident
was made to figure as one of the impell
ing causes and In the later strong re
bound It was assigned equally the ground
for enthusiastic speculative buying. This
point of view was due to professed appre
hension that this new departure In policy
on the part of the Hill railroad Interests
might forestall a struggle similar to that
precipitated by the first control of the
Burlington In the Joint Interest of the
Great Northern and the Northern Pacific,
which had such disastrous consequences
to the speculative position In 1901. The
fact of a rupture of old relations having
occurred between E. Hawley, the con
veyor of the control of the southwestern
property, and E. H. Ifarrlman was made
to seem to corroborate this. Other cir
cumstances conduced to the break In prices
on Monday, the formation of Influential
opposition to the American Smelting and
Refining company, bringing Into hostility
other Important groups of flnaclal powers.
Depends oa Hnrmoay.
Tha substance of the testimony of An
drew Carnegie before the ways and means
commlUe of the house of representatives,
besides Its beating on tha tariff position,
was Interpreted as rather sharply critical
of other Influential powers In ths steel
trade and to ouUlne a divergence of views
thera which might foreshadow hostile acts.
A large factor In the hopeful spirit which
has grown ,up over the financial prospect
la the conviction that the most powerful
of the great flnaclal groupa had been
brought lato such a state of harmonious
relations In the adjustments of the havoo
wrought by lsst year's financial crisis that
insurance was secured against any aesiruc
tlve hostllltlea for an indefinite time to
come. The sensitiveness of the market to
these suggestions of renewed unfriendly
alignments Is explained by the large part
played In former speculation by tne as
auniDtlon of universal harmony. The mis
lvlncs felt In the early part of the week
were shown to be largely dissipated by the
subsequent rebound In prices. In this re
bound the alleged extensive plans of K. II
liarrlman for readjustment of railroad ro
tations once more played an Important part
although that gentleman's auppoaed serious
illness was a cause of acute weanness 01
stocks In the early part of the week.
A revised estimate of the Colorado &
Southern transaction saw In it a prelude to
nthar nominations along the same lines
which would bring all the available south
western and gulf outlet railroad systems
Into combination with the different north
western railroad powers. This line of con
jecture opened up an extensive field for
speculative activity and was the motive
for striking market movements In various
groups of securities. Ths assumed likeli
hood of those mergers presented attractive
prospects for enhancement of values, but
only by Incrtane of earnings in new t
tlons, but by Improvement of credit from
the control l.y corporations of greater
power. The Simulation in ths fixed inter
est securities of these corporations was
consequently as active as In the stocks and
price movement us wide.
Bsssi ia nesaaa4.
It was this phase of the bond market
which accounted for Its great volume during
the week. The money market gave evidence
by its tranquillity and Its rather easier tone
of the renewal of confidence that the end
of the year period of extra requirements
would be safely bridged and the returning
eaae of the period of re flu In bank re
serves after the holidays reached without
serious dsnger. Kncroaehments on the cash
holdings of the banks continued large, but
the early liquidation in the stock market
and supplies attracted from outside sources
relieved the requirements.
SOME MORE OFFICES TO FILL
Cashier Naverstlek Chosen Treasurer
and Director of Nebraska
Association.
George E. Haverstlck of the United States
National bank Is succeeding to the posi
tions In different organisations made va
cant by the removal of L M. Talmage to
Grand Island. The latest addition to his
list of offices Is that of treasurer and
director of the Nrbrsika Savings and Loan
association of Omaha, to which position
be was unanlmoutly elected by the di
rectory at its meeting Baturday evening.
This is the second change in the official
r tter of the Nebraska association within
six months, the othrr being Bartholomew
Mullen, master csr builder of the Union
Pacific shops, who succeeded John R.
Brandt, promoted to the secretaryship.
Threat Cracksmen Arrested.
BIOUX FALLS. 8. D.. Dec. 27.-4 Special.)
Three cracksmen Who ner S'restel by
ths local police two or three wee is ago have
been identified as ths parties who. on the
night ef October I laat. had a band In iotv
bin tha Hanlr nt rWnuh., Minn mn.i
they have just been surrendered t ths
locsl authorities to Sheriff J.vhn A. Vkk
f Renville county. Minnesota, and taken
bark to that county for trial on the serious
Ihsrge against them there.
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
FORECAST FOR NERR8AKA Generally
fair Minr!8y n1 Tuesday.
FORECAST FOR IOWA -Partly cloudy
Monday and Tuesday; moderate tempera
ture. Tcmicrature at Omaha yesterday:
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CONGRESSMEN TO CANAL ZONE
Object Lariry to Investigate
System of (iaTrnmrat la
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. To familiarize
themselves with conditions under the pres
ent form of government of the Panama
canal zone, twelve members cf the housa
committee on foreign and Interstate com
merce will leave Charleston tomorrow for
Colon.
It is not thought that any measura hav
ing for its object change in the form of
civil government fnr the sone w ll be con
sidered by congress at the present session,
but the committee will find the Informa
tion of value later. There has been some
discussion of the advisability of attaching
the sone to one of the southern circuits
of federal courts In order to ; overcome
criticism of the prevslllng Judiciary system.
The congressional party will Investigate
this matter and all phases of the construc
tion of the canal. It Is understood tliat
the officials of the canal commission be
lleve any change In the present system of
government would be detrimental to the
advancement which It Is desired to make
in Its construction.
The party will reach Colon on January 2,
arriving in Washington returning on Janu
ary 14. Those who will be accompanied
by their wives are Representatives Hep
burn of Iowa, Cushman of Washington,
Kennedy of Ohio and Ryan of New York
of the committee. Other members going
sre Representatives Stevens of Minnesota,
Esch of Wisconsin, Townsend of Michigan,
Knowland of California. Hubbard of West
Virginia, Adamson of Georgia, Richardson
of Alabama and Bartlett of Gcorglo.
Representatives Morse of Wisconsin,
Humphrey of Washington, Lee of Georgia,
Conner of Iowa and Loud of Michigan also
will be members of the arty, as will J. F,
Bryan, clerk of the committee. ,
TRADE DEPRESSION GENERAL
All Great Commercial Countries Show
Decrease for Past
Year.
WASHINGTON, Dec. Z7.-That the falling
off of approximately $300,000,000 in Imports
and perhaps 1160,000,000 in exports In the
United States In 1908. is merely part of a
general condition that has prevailed the
world over. Is shown by the monthly state-nenr-br
the B0 reaT of Statistics. Of the
twenty-five principal countries of the
world whose foreign commerce the bureau
records month by month, all but four show
a falling off In exports and Imports.
The principal decrease on the Import side
occurred In trade with Europe, and on
the export side In the trade with North
America. These marked reductions In the
United States are not entirely the result of
a falling off in the quantity of merchan
dise moved into or out of the country, says
tha statement.
Imports from Europe. In the ten monfTis
for which detailed figures are available,
showed a decrease from (625,000,000 in ten
months of 1007 to $438,000,000 In a similar
period of 1908; those from North America
and Asia each ahow a decrease of (45,000,000
from the totals of the corresponding period
of last year, and those from South America
a decrease of 126,000,000. Exports to Eu
rope show a decrease of but S per cent,
while those to North America show a de
crease pf 21 per cent.
JEWS MUSTQUIT FINLAND
Thirty Kamlllee Ordered to Depart
at Once oa Decree of the
Senate.
HEL8INGFOR8, Finland, Dec. 27. One
of the periodic -expulsions of Hebrews Is
now going on In Finland. Thirty families
have been ordered to emigrate at once. The
senate, on the basis of a narrow lnterpre
tatlon of the law, maintains the right to
Issue individual licenses entitling residence
in Finland for six months, these being re
newable only at the senate's discretion.
According to the Finnish statutes. He
brewa are forbidden to acquire and hold
property, are denied the right of citizen
ship and are permitted to reside in Finland
only under close restrictions. An exception
wss made in the year I860 in favor of 200
families. The late Diet declined to con
alder a proposition abolishing Jewish dls
abilities.
A bill has been Introduced In the lcglsla
ture at the inlatlve of Finnish societies for
the prevention of cruelty to snlmals. This
bill contains a clause forbidding the He
brew method of slaughtering animals' for
kosher meat. Russian Hebrews are using
their Influence to defeat this measure In
the ' fear similar action may be taken in
Russia.
BANQUET FOR THE SCIENTISTS
Soath American Iteleamtee Praise
Roosevelt and Secretary
Taft.
SANTIAGO. Chile. Dec. 27.-Five hun
dred covers were laid at the official ban
quet last evening given in honor of the
delegates to the Psn-Amerlcsn Scientific
congress. The cabinet ministers and repre
sentatives of the foreign powers were
among the guests. Special attention was
directed by the speakers to the presence
of the delegates from the United States
at tn congress and emphasis wss laid on
the solidarity of the American continent.
The Argentine delegate proposed the
health of President Roosevelt and Secre
tary Root for their great services to Pan
Americanism, which was heartily re
s ponded to.
The American deelgatea have Indicated
that they have no wish to hold office In
the congress and this has created a good
Impreselon, Inasmuch as it permits the
representatives of the smaller republics to
become more prominent in the discussions.
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EXILES RETURN TO CARACAS
Every Ship Bring Back to Venezuela
Men Who Have Been Banished.
AMERICAN SHIPS NEAR POET
Better Feeling Prevails la Con a try
sal Poller of President Gosaea
Is Proving? to Be Mast
Popalar.
WILLEMSTAD. Dec. 27. According to
wireless dispatches received here the United
States cruiser North Carolina was 100
miles from Curacoa at S o'clock Saturday
afternoon, bound for La Gualra, On
board Is W. I. Buchanan, special commis
sioner of the United 8tates to Venesuela.
Another message said the Maine was fol
lowing the North Carolina at a distance of
about 200 miles.
Political exiles are returning to Caracas
at the summons of President Gomes, who,
in order to unite all parties and factions
In Venesuela. has ordered the prisons to
be cleared and has Invited those long since
banished from the country to come back.
The steamship Zulla arrived here today
from Maracajlbo with eighteen political
prisoners on board. General Bello, the
commander of Fort San Carlos at Mara
caibo, whose assassination was attempted
rrccntly, was a pnseenger.
The Zulla left later for La Gualra with
the exiles, who represent all political par
ties. They were given an enthusiastic ova
tion by the people of Curacao, and before
their departure were presented with
paper bidding them adieu on behalf of
the entire 'population. In this It was stated
that only one man was the enemy of the
exiles and of Curacao and he had now
lost his prestige.
Genersl Gregorlo Rlera Joined the exiles
He Issued a statement In reply to the
people of Curacao thanking them for at
tentlona and declaring that they. could con
sider Mm always as the best friend of
Curacao.
Latest advices from Curacao state that
the situation under the new administration
of Gomes Is excellent. The new president's
policy has been directed toward repairing
the injustice suffered by the people of the
Interior and In establishing harmony with
outside powers. This policy has been re
ceived with enthusiasm by all parties In
Venesuela and there is a feeling' among
the people that peace Is assured.
The departure of Jose de J. Paul, until
recently minister of foreign affairs, on
mission to Europe, Is confirmed. He Is
to enter Into negotiations to settle the dif
ferences between Venesuela and France
and Holland.
RIVER IMPROVEMENT CHANCES
Qnestloa of Whether There Will Be a
Hirer and Harbor Bill
t Undecided.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 27.-The question
whether there will bo a rivers and harbors
bill during this congress Is becoming a
matter of much concern to members of
both houses.
In accordance with the usual custom of
passing' such a bill, only -once every two
years, no effort was made to get ono
through last session, but It was then gen
erally understood that no obstacles would
be placed in its way at the second session.
Now the committees having charge of the
question find themselves confronted with
a constantly growing deficit In the treas
ury, with the result that they find It quite
Impossible to give any satisfactory assur
ances to colleagues, who, like themselves,
want legislation.
Knowledge of the situation Is. however.
having but little if any Influence In caus
ing a diminution of the pressure and the
Importunate ones are urging tha prospect
of improved business conditions. Senator
Fro, chairman of the senate committee,
and Mr. Burton, who holds a like position
at the head of the house committee, are
giving due consideration to these repre
sentatlons, but so far they find themselves
quite unprepared to say what will be done.
There is a clamor for enterprises which
tentatively have been promised. New and
old projects would call for the Immediate
appropriation of about 5,000,000. If a.
bill Is undertaken there will be a strenuous
effort to get authorisation for the begin
ning of the much advocated deep waterway
from Chicago to the gulf. This Is regarded
as an essential part of the plan for the
Improvement of the Inland water courses
and if It should be undertaken In earnest
the advocates of the new departure would
find In It reason for much encouragement
for a general advance.
EMMANUEL MOVEMENT HERE
Rev. F. T. Roaee Will Ha,ve Class to
Rtady Rella-loa and
Health.
Has the emmanuel movement come to
Omaha?
At the morning service yesterday In the
First Congregational church Rev. Frederick
T. Rouse, the pastor, announceQ that he
proposed to orgsnlxe a "health and happi
ness" class. He said the class would be
open to all those who desired to study
along the lines of the emmanuel movement
They would take up for practical study
such subjects as these:
The demand for health.
Tho relation of mind and body.
Suggestion and the sub-conscious.
Tho dynamic of faith.
Unused powers of man.
Health through self-control.
The tcnlo of cheerfulness.
The health program of the Bible.
Tl Is class will be in no sense a clinic.
Mr. Rouse ssld he did not aspire to act
as a healer, but the class would seek to
get what benefit It could from an intelli
gent study of the subject of religion and
health.
Physicians and others will be Invited to
give practical suggestions along the line
pf prevention of disease.
The class will meet in ths church be
tween 12 and 1 o'clock during the Sunday
school hour at the close of the morning
service, beginning Jrnuary 1
FIRE RECORD.
Fertiliser Plant at St. Joseph.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., Dec. 27.-The fertilis
ing plant and tank room of the Nelson
Morris Packing plant were destroyed by
fire this forenoon. The . loss was about
1 25,0(0. The fire will not Interfere with
the working of the plant.
Taras oa Gaa by Mistake.
SIOUX ClTT. Ia.. Dec 7.-8peclal Tel
egram.) W. T. B. Allen, aged s7, one of
the beat known Englishman in northwest
Iowa, waa found dead in bed thla morn
ing, having turned on the gas stove cock
in turning off the gas light Back In the
sixties he pulled the bow oar In the crew
of Trinity college, Oxford. He waa best
known aa "Uncle Billy lltaH
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Duties of the president: "He
the union, and recommend to their
Article 11, section 3, Constitution of
From the Washington Evening Star.
BIG CONSERVATION PLANS
President Invites Canada and Mexico
to Join United States.
SESSIONS HELD IN WASHINGTON
Better Knowledge of Resources of
Koch, and Better" -Wavy a of Protecting-
Theai Kanorted to
Ilesalt Therefrom.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. It wss an
nounced at the White House today that a
conference looking toward the conservation
of the natural resources of North America
would be held at the White House Feb
ruary 18, next.
Letters suggesting the plan have been
addressed by President Roosevelt to the
governor general and . to the premier of
Canada and to President Dlax of Mexico.
They will be delivered to the officials In
person by Glfford Pinchot, chairman of the
Nutlonal Conservation commission and
chief forester of the United States.
Mr. Pinchot will first visit Canada, leav
tng tomorrow. He will then carry the In
vitation to President Dlas at Mexico City.
The proposed conference is the outgrowth
of the two conservation conferences In
which the governors of the states and ter
ritories were the principal Conferees. At
the second conference representatives of
the Canadian government expressed their
sympathy with the movement. The out
growth was the Idea of North American
organization for the conservation of nat
ural resources and to deliberate on the
practicability of preparing a general plan
adapted to promote the welfare of the
nations concerned.
The representstives designated by the
Canadian and Mexican governments will
consult with representatives of the state
end other departments of this government
and with the conservation commission
The object will bo to point out that nat
ural reoources are not limited by nations
boundary lines, to develop a better knowl-
edge of the natural resources of each na
tion on the part of the others and to In
vito suggestions for concurrent action for ,
the protection of mutual interests relative
to conservation.
Letter of President.
The president's letter to the governor of
Canada is as follows:
"In May of the present year the gover
nors of the several states and territories
of this union met in the White House to
confer with the president and with each
other concerning the amount and condition
of the natural resources of this country
snd to consider the most effective means
for conserving them. The conference was
followed by the appointment of a conser
vation commission on the part of the na
tion and of a majority of the states.
"A second conference has recently been
held in thla city. It was called to consider
an inventory of.our natural resources pre
pared by the National Conservation com
mission. Its most important result will
doubtless appear in co-operation on the
part of the nation, the states and the great
associations of citizens, for action upon
this great question, on which tho progress
of the people of the United States obvi
ously depends.
"It Is evident that natural resources are
not limited by the boundary lines which
separate nations, and that the need for
conserving them upon thla continent is as
wide as the area upon which they exist.
In view, therefore of these considerations
and of the close bonds of friendship and
mutual aims which exist between Canada
and the United States, I take especial
pleasure inviting you to designate repre
sentative of the government of Canada to
meet and consult with representatives of
the Btate and other departments of this
government, and the national conservation
commission In the city of Washington on
February II, 1. The purpose of the con
ference I hav the honor to propose Is to
consider mutual Interests Involved in the
conservation of natural resources, and in
this great field (o deliberate upon the prac
ticability of preparing a general plan
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shall from time to time rive to the congress Information of the state of
consideration such measures as he shall Judge necessary and expedient."
the United States.
PLEA FOR INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS
United States Held to Bo
Far
Behind Germany la This
Respect.
NEW YORK, Dec. 27. The preliminary
report of the committee appointed by the
National Society for the Promotion of
Industrial Education to consider the re
lation of industrial education to the gen
eral system of education of the' country'
has been made public. It recommends
the establishment of industrial and trade
schools and a national department, with
a secretary of education In the cabinet.
"All who are acquainted with education
In European nations," aays the report,
"know that In industrial training we arc
far behind such countries aa Germany.
That there are practically no facilities
for the training of the youth between
the ages of 14 and IS for industrial pur
suits and the opportunities for those In
the trades to Improve their skill by the
oretlcal training is confined to isolated
and occasional schools.
"The vast majority of chtldcrn leave
school at the end of the grammar school
period.
"Such schools as may articulate with
the grammar school for the training of
youths will most likely assume the form
of training schools for particular Indus
tries. The boy or girl trained in them
will not be a skilled journeyman In any
trade, but will have received a funda
mental training In those things which
will make them skilled journeymen In a
short time.
"It seems clear that such schools, both
for youths and adults, are likely to be
attempted, and. in fact, are being at
tempted In the various parts of the
United States. ' These schools we are
seeking to solve."
MILLIONAIRE IN WORKHOUSE
Love for Girl Cansea II Im to Draert
front tho Kavr and Convic
tion Follows.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Dec. 27. Heir to
half a million dollars, and entitled to a
position In Baltimore society, William Jef
ferson Powell has been sentenced to serve
180 days In the workhouse In this city on a
vagrancy charge.
Powell is handsome, refined and well
educated, and says he will come into pos
session of his fortune at the age of 25
years. He will reach that age three months
after he Is released from the workhouse.
Powell's parents are dead and he ran away
from his guardian in 1903, enlisting In the
Eighteenth battery field artillery and was
sent to tho Philippines. Later he waa sent
to Vancouver barracks, Washington.
When he finally secured his discharge
from the army, Powell enlisted in the navy.
He waa assigned to the United States ship
Philadelphia and was stationed at Ber
menton navy yard. His love for a girl In
San Diego caused him to desert and go
there, for which he waa arrested and sen
tenced to pay a fine of $100.
After being arrested several times In Los
Angeles, Powell waa finally tried on the
vagrancy charge.
SOCIOLOGICAL PROBLEMS UP
Society to Dlsrass laflaeaco
Modern Society oa Family
Life.
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ATLANTIC CITY. N. J , Dec. if
-The
Influence of modern society on family
life will be discussed by tha American
Sociological society, which holds It third
annual meeting here this weej lit con
junction with the twenty-first annual
meeting of the American Econo:nlo asso
ciation, the American Statistical associa
tion and tha American Association for
Labor Legislation.
Tha Sociological society program Is
filled with many live subjects pertaining
to tha family under present-day conditions.
The economic side will corns In for a
large share of attention In papers that
will ba read on the effect of modern In
dustry on family life in the large cities
and in the small mill town and the
moral side will also be discussed, Includ
ing the subject of marriage and divorce.
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GOVERNOR TO ENTERTAIN
State House Employe to Be Guests of
Executive Monday.
OMAHA MAN SHOT IN THE LEO
Troable Starts Beeaaao He Insisted
' on Sleepiest la Baaraaa-e R
When Man In Chars Ob
jected to Program.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Dec. .27. (Special.) Gov
ernor and Mrs. Sheldon will entertain the
state house employes at the executive
mansion Monday evening, and Monday aft
ernoon Mrs. Sheldon will entertain the
Century club. Monday Governor Klieldon
will hear several pardon applications.
Rock Island Makea New Move.
The Rock Island railroad has announced
that hereafter It will check baggage at
Its uptown office and the other roads
are expected to follow suit. When a per
son buys a ticket at the uptown office
he is given a check for his baggage und
that is all there is to it. The wagon
calls for trunk and the traveler l.vs no
more bother except to pay the bill when
he buys the ticket.
Omaha Man Shot In Leg;.
Joel Bert Clark of Omaha Is laid up
here with a bullet wound in his left
thigh, due to his being particular where
he slept. W. D. O'Grady, night operator
at the Rock Island depot, put it there
about 2 o'clock this morning. Clark and
a companion named Devorak, also Irom
Omaha, came to Lincoln on the Rock
Island. They pounded on the door of the
baggage room until O'Grady let them in,
Then they announced that they Intended
to sleep In that same baggage room.
O'Grady told them all beds were filled
and to vamoose. Instead of following di
rection, ao O'Grady told tho police, they
made for him, and he came back with a
gun-pumping fire at every jump. Clark
was laid low with a bullet In his thigh
and Police Officer Crease yanked the
other man from a freight train which he
was trying to board. Clark said the two
of them had been drinking and Intended
no harm to the operator. V
Blarnell la Mexico.
Edward Blgnell, superintendent of the
Burlington, Is in Old Mexico, where he
went several days ago. Rumor has it
that Mr. Bignell is going to Interest him
self In some business ventures down
there, though Mr. Blgnell's friends have
no definite information regarding the rea
son for the trip.
FAMILY FEUD PROVES FATAL
Oa of Participants Dead and
other One Is Serloasly
Wonnded.
An-
RENO, 111., Dec. 27. Ruby File mas shot
and killed, and his brother, Noah File, was
wounded by John and George Wllleford
In the kitchen of the File home near here
lust night, while attempting to prevent the
Wllleford brothers from Injuring Samuel
File.
The Wlllefords hsd Chssed Samuel File
for more than two miles and when they
reached the File homo they demanded ad
mittance After entering the house the
Wlllefords, atiLVolnti tj one story, accused
Samuel FUa of wrrnglng a relative. Kuby
attempted to make Gtcrce put down his
pistol and aaa slxt in Ui". right temple. He
died threi hours later. Noah attempted to
disarm Jinin Wllleford, and was shot in
tha right cheek. Ha will lecover.
Noah FiIj seized a shotgun and chased
tha Wlllefj-ds t orn the house. John Wllle
ford and his brother, James, who was not
In the house, were arrested snd lodged in
the Bond county jail at Greenville. George
has not been located. Ruby File was 19
years old and Noah 25. John Wllleford is
17 and George Wllleford 23.
Another story as to the cause of the
shooting, accord 'ng to Henry W. Wllleford.
the father of the boys. Is that Samuel File
refused to pay a debt of $U3 which he owed
J George Wllleford
CROWIKC NOW BEGINS
Tranimississippi Poultry Show Opens
at Omaha Auditorium.
FEATHERED GUESTS ARE COMING
Scope of Exposition Brings Birds from
Many States.
ARISTOCRATIC HENS HERE WEEK
Bring Mates with Long Pedigrees
with Them.
PREMIUMS AMOUNT TO $3,000
Dogs and Cats Also Here and Orenoy
Some Swell Apartments Arrangred
by Exhibition Management
for U a eats.
When the cock-o'-the-walk crows some
thousand times at the Omaha Auditorium
this morning, the Trans-Mlss'.aslppl Poul
try show will be declared officially open.
IMs supposed ths first and opening crow
ing will be completed by 9 o'clock.
Feathered guests of the city were arriv
ing all day yesterday and were assigned
to their apartments by the management.
many having reserved the quarters in ad
vance. Some of them are so aristocratic
that It was difficult to supply them with
suitable living rooms. Some wanted places
with a bath and an ash heap, steam heatcl.
and yet with floors which would yield
plenty of worms.
Dogs and Cat qaarrel Some.
The dogs and cats ar not so particular.
The dogs were willing to have apartments
close to the cats, but not for the felines.
They thought the management ought to
have sort of a Mills hotel arrangement
for dogs only, and some such an arrange
ment as a Young Women's Christian as
sociation building, where the apartments
would be for them only, and far removed
from the Uogs, which they claim lead a
riotous life when In Omaha, nsver retiring
at night and barking for Ice water as
early as 5 a. m. each morning.
Perlously the Trans-MUislsslppl Poultry
show Is going to eclipse anything of the
kind ever held in Omaha. The show stsrtcd
as the annual exhibition of the Trl-Clty
Poultry association, organised by some en
terprising fanciers and breeders of poultry
In Omaha, South Omaha and Council
Bluffs. But the demand for a big annual
exhibition in Omaha, the best located show
town in the west, led to a change of name
and enlargement of the scope of tho show,
from one at which the fanciers of three
cities could show their stock, to one which
last year had entries from several atates,
and which this year will be a good repre
sentation of the poultry from tha Trans-
Mtsslsslppl country.
Aye Has. Prise Wlanera.
Arrangements were made to car for the
fowls immediately on their arrival aud,
they have been coming In fast. Among
others who will exhibit will be Ay Bros,
of Blair, Neb., who only ten days ago
carried away premiums for the best corn.
Aye Bros, feed prize corn to prize chickens
and the effect is to produce prise chickens.
Those who have visited their farm say
everything on It is prize winning from the
lumber wagon to the well water.
John Keellne of Council Bluffs will be
another exhibitor who has done things be
fore and this yesr comes with thirty-six
coops of chickens.
Georgn H. Lee of Omaha has over forty
coops of birds, besides his large line of
poultry supplies "made In Omaha."
thickens ot Last Tear Here.
At the poultry show last year George
Ii. Leo had somo incubators hatching
chicks. These were tho center of Interest
for youngsters, especially on the day when
Mr. Le-e gave the new hatched bunches of
down to the children. Since the plana were
made for the show which opens today, Mr,
Lee has learned of a number of thoss
chicks which grew up In Omaha during
the year, and they will be among the en
tries at the show. Out of a large number
hatchod, most ot the chick died, being
spoiled by the children who handled them,
but they were all very much live birds
when they left the Auditorium In the
pockets of boys and tucked away in ths
muffs of girl admirers.
A cockerel valued at $i00 and for which
the owner would not take a cent les.
will be one of the Omaha exhibits. This
is a white Leghorn belonging to Geotea
H. Lee, president of tho George If. Lea
company, makers of poutry supplies and
incubators, and one of the foremost fan
ciers of the country.
This cockerel has grade 97 per cent and.
though he has not yet been exhibited at a
poultry show, he will. In the judgment of
Mr. Lee, take first prize. He Is purest
white, without a blemish and black spot
on him and a most Imposing looking bird.
Mr. Lee has some 2,000 White Leghorns
on his farm near Florence, and will have
about seventy-five chickens and a score
of ducks at the ahow.
The premium list amounts to over $3,000,
and puts the Omaha show in the big class.
The judges will be W. C. Ellison of Min
neapolis, Adam Thompson of Amity, Mo.,
and U. D. McClasky of Papilllon, Neb.
MOVING PICTURE SHOWS OPEN
L'oart Injunction Proterts Them front
Order of .New York's
Mayor.
NEW YORK. Dec 27. Protected ftoiu
Interference by a supreme court Injunc
tion, practically all of New York's too
and more moving picture exhibitions were
today in full operation despite tho re
vocation of their licenses by Mayor Mc
Clellsn on Christmss eve. In nearly ail
of them lectures were delivered, with u
view to bringing the performances within
the corporation counsel's Interpretation
of the tjunday law.
ENFORCING THE OPIUM EDICT
Riot Follows Attempt Made la DIs
trlct orlh of Anor,
China.
AMOY, lxc. L.7.-Ordeil v.eie Issurd Satur
day to a number of natives at Tungan.
twenty mtls north of Atnny, to rease
planting opium popples. They declined to
acquiesce and a tint foil-wed. In which on
officer and t-n lvllans were killed.
The populace of Tur.gun is up In arms
and frJU troops have been sent there lo
restore order. The authorities announce
their determination to ttiferoa th anti
opium odicb
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