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THE BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY. APRIL 10. 1000.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
COURT HOLDS NOTES GOOD
Baling of Judge McPherton in Union
Transfer Cue Berersed.
HOT ACCOMMODATION PAPER
rtttr Thoasaad la "Payer Rlrea
4a er Drnltr Baggy (nm
- tnny U4 Bine Transferred.
Attorney . I. N. Ftlcklnger received a tele
gram Saturday afternoon announcing that
the t'nlted States clroult court of appeal!
had reverted the ruling of Judge Smith
Mcpheraon In the bankruptcy caae of the
.'nirn Tranafer company of thla city, bar
ring the admission of claim aggregating
These claim which were made by hold
ers of notes given by the fnlon Transfer
company to the New Decatur Buggy com
pany are under the decision of the circuit
court of appeals to be admitted and are
to partlrlpste In the dividend of 26 per cent
which, pending the appeal, has been tied
up In the hands of the court.
Tha claims were denied recognition by
W. 8. Meyne, referee In bankruptcy and
the referee's ruling was affirmed by Judge
mlth McPherson. The case waa known
as H. Scherer & Co., of Detroit and eight
others, appellants against Frank F. Ever
est, trustee In bankruptcy of the Union
Transfer company, bankrupt, appellee.
The arguments were admitted before the
circuit court of' appeals on December 15,
The Union Transfer company of which
W. A. Southard was president and owner
wan adjudicated a bankrupt In January,
W. after its svarehouaa and stock, on
South Main street had been destroyed by
fire. Claims approximating 13.000 were
filed against the company. Including those
nine appellants based on the notes
...i.krupt company to the New De
... -..i,y company. The claims of
iluse nine creditors were objected to by
Trustee Everest on the alleged grounds
that they had been executed by Southard,
president of the' bankrupt company with
out authority; that they had been delivered
to the New Decatur Buggy company with
out consideration and had been left In the
hands of the'New Decatur Buggy company
for negotiation, . for the use and benefit
of the Union Transfer company, and that
that the New Decatur Buggy company had
wrongfully and fraudulently and without
consideration converted the proceeds to Its
own uee. '.
On the other hand tha holders of the
notes claimed, that they were bona fide
holders for-value and that there was no
evidence that the notes had been given as
DUBniNI TRIAL, MAY TEXTH
Final Assignment Made Ca Ranker
In making a final asslgnmen of Jury
carts for the March term of th district
courv Judge Wheeler Saturday set. the trial
i f John R. Dobbins, alleged member of the
J. C. Maybray gang of swindlers, who Is
charged with being directly responsible for
T. W. Ballew. tha banker of Princeton, Mo.,
btlr g fleeced out' of I30.00O, for Monday,
May 10. ...
Dobbins, who waa arrested In New York,
was Indicted by the district grand Jury' en
the charge of. larceny of Banker Bal lew's
Vto.ono. He was brought to Council Bluffs
by f rm-f Deputy Sheriff W Iliam A. Giona
r. rg and has be. n In the county jail since
February 16. Ills 'bond was fixed by Judge
Thornell at 10,000. Ilia wife, who followed
him from New York a few days later, has
bem living at a Broadway hotel and has
visited him almost dally at the county Jail.
One of ' the Msybray gang's fake horse
races on October 13 was responsible for
Hanker Ballew being parted from his $30,000
Assignments of other criminal cases are
Tucsdav, April 30 State against Reod.
Wednesday, April M State against May
Nohle, two cases.
Friday, April J State against Marion
Hedgppeth: Statu against V. E. Meyers.
Monday. May 3 Slat against Hall; Stata
agati st McKnlghL
Thursday. Msy 8 State against Lewis;
Stute against Roach.
Monday, May 10-State against Wright.
' Mare lajonctlon Salts.
Right additional saloon Injunction suits
were filed yesterday by County Attorney
Hess for the May term of district court
at A vol a. Four of the saloons are in
Avoca and four In Walnut, as follows:
Avoca Thomas Anderson, Simon Heine
and Anderson & Beine; John 11. Dollen;
Henry Kuril: Jurgen Tamms.
Walnut w. B. Blxby and Frank Bauer;
Alfred Nielsen and Christina Volijtedt;
Hansen A McCarthy and Dorthea Hell
man; Jurgen Thlesen and Lena Emke.
In twenty-four of the saloon injunction
suits Instituted by M. 8. Odle as attorney
for the Iowa Anti-Saloon League de
crees have been entered giving judgment
inr lit in eacn case aa attorney ices tor
the plaintiff. This makes a total of
ftiOO. Two cases, tlibse against W. P.
Kane and Charles Henrietta, were dis
missed by the court, U being shown that
the defendant had gone out of business
before the actions were commenced. The
costs In time usees were taxed to
I'ottawattamie county, but did not in
clude attorney fees. The cases against
Barnhardt & Klein and tha Bute Hotel
company are still pending. It is said
that Attorney Odle is employed on salary
by the Anti-Saloon league and that tha
attorney fees in all such suits go to tho
league, although they are, taxed in favor
of Mr. Odle.
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Jaaus Uea It Amf M
Daaaa trans Ynur
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VV. E. Bainbridge
While in Paris
Promising Diplomat, Long a Resident
of Council Bluffs, Grows De
spondent Over Prospects.
PARIS, April 18. William E. Balnbrldge,
a special agent of the United States treas
ury department who has been attached to
tha consulate here, committed suicide Sat
urday by shooting. It Is believed that Mr.
Balnbrldge was temporarily insane.
William E. Balnbrldge, who was from
Iowa, waa second secretary of the Ameri
can Legation at Peking eight years ago.
He resigned from the diplomatic service In
190J. In March of 1906 he declined the
American consulship at Amoy. China, and
was afterward appointed to be special cus
toms agent of the United Elates at Paris.
Balnbridge's position as chief of the Paris
bureau, to which he was appointed two
years ago. Involved difficult and exacting
duties, and gradually he broke down from
worry and overwork, coupled with insom
nia. Recently ha suffered from hallucina
tion being under the impression that
enemies were trying to ruin htm. During
the last week he scarcely slept at all. Yes
terday Mr. Balnbrldge purchased a revolver
and after walking the floor almost the
entire night, decided to Kill himself. He
fired' the bullet that ended his life shortly
after he had partaken of breakfast at his
Mrs. Balnbrldge will sreompany the body
on board the steamer Philadelphia, which
sails on April 24. The burial will be at
The announcement of the death by his
own hand of William) E. Balnbrldge In
Paris came as a great shock to the large
number of his friends In Council Bluffs.
With the motive of' the deed spparently
lacking, his most Intimate friends here
declined to express any opinion until further
details of the tragedy could be had.
Mr. Balnbrldge had made Council Bluffs
his home s.nce 181. After graduating from
the law department of the University of
Wisconsin he moved to Omaha with a
b: other of Major George H. Richmond,
chief of police of this city. After practicing
law a year or so In Omaha he came to
Council Bluffs and had a desk In the office
of the legal firm of Sims A Saunders. Mr.
Saunders retired from the firm In 1882 and
shortly after Mr. Balnbrldge formed a
partnership with Jacob Sims under the
firm name of Sims V Bambridge. He later
married Mrs. McCargar, atster of Mr. Sims.
As second secretary of the legation at
Peking during the Boxer uprising and aft
erwards as the American member of the
board of arbitration commissioners for the
settlement of the Venezuelan claims, Mr.
Balnbrldge made an enviable record.
Mr. Balnbrldge visited Council Bluffs last
November and left for Washington enroute
to his post in Paris on the- evening of the
general election after casting ' his vote
Some of his fttends said yesterday when
the news of his death was received he
seemed considerably despondent at the time
of his prospects in the government service,
MEET TO TALK OVER BR I nr. B
Bin's and Omaha Commercial Clnns
Will Confer Taeaday.
A general invitation naa been extended p
the members of the Council Bluffs Com
merclal club to meet with the Commercial
club of Omaha Tuesday at luncheon and
discuss the proposition of a free bridge
between the two cities over the Missouri.
A number of prominent business and pro
fesslonal men of Council Bluffs have also
received special Invitations. -.-
Chsirman Doollttle of the executive com
mittee of the Commercial club received
word yesterday that the chief engineer for
the Illinois Central railway would come
10 council Miuirs ettner Tuesday or
Wednesday of this week to look into the
matter of the road at "The Narrows,"
which the Commercial club and the county
supervisors destte the railroad to construct
Real Estata Traasfers.
These transfers were reported. to-The Kee
April 17 by the Pottawattamie County Au
street company of Council TJluifs:
Woman's Christian association to
Christopher Paulson and Blenda
Paulson, lot 10, block O, Curtis
Ramsey's add., w. d t 1,160
4. i. opetmr:. et ai. to William K.
Huartson, nw nwVi 33-74-13. w.'d.. 3,200
James W. Chsse and wife to Leila F.
Ward, lots 16. 17- and 18, block 7.
Benson's 1st add., w. d 1,200
F. H. Stow and wife to William Hill,
lot 8, block . 8ackett's add., w. d ... Sou
Arthur C. Chase and wife to James
W. Chase and wife, lot 18, block 7,
Benson's 1st add., w. d
Jessica J. 8ledentopf et si. ' to J. E.
Cooper, lots 16. 17. 18 and 1, block 2.
8now A Oreen's subdiv., q. c. d
Same to Elisabeth and Charles Furler.
Lot . block 19. Bryant ft Clark's
add., q. c. d 1
Cora E. Curtis et al. to Marv ' M.
Smith, lot 26, block 16. Ferry add.,
w. d 211
C. D. DUlln. widower, to J. E.- Cooper.
lots 16. 17s 18 and 19. block 2, Snow
A Green's subdiv., q. c. d , 120
Uilsaheth R. Tvson and husband to
Walter Frederick Stephen, part orig
inal plat lot 87H and part of lot 8,
block 16. Stutsman's 2d add., w. d... 7'0
Johanna Pert. widow. to Marv
Schmidt, eft) feet of sM feet of nliiR
feet of lot 2, In subdivision -of n'fc
nwU 16-77-39. w. d 1
Mary Schmidt, widow, to R. O. Har.
low. same, w. d k)
Beth F. HsKklns snd wife to' F.IIik-
beth and Charles Furler. lot . block
19. Bryant Clark's add., a. w. d.... 125
KX-eOWftRESSSf AX DEAD
Heary J. B. Casamlnaa af Wlaterael
' Passes Array.
WINTERSET. la.. April 18.-Henry J. P.
Cummlngs, congressman from Iowa and
a colonel In the civil war. .died at 11
o'clock last nlglit In this city. Hp as
born in Newton. N. J.,' May 21. I8.H. Irarnrd
the printing trade in Pennsylvania, wss
admitted to the bar In Indiana and prac
ticed law In this stst-. He served as
colonel of the Thirty-ninth lows infantry
during the wsr snd was elected to con
gress in 1876. s-rvlng one term.
Aaaea-rtrak Fremhmea Debate.
AMES, la., April .-(8pecUl.)-The date
for the Ames-Drake freshmen debate has
been .set for April . This is to he a dual
delete, with three men on each side. The
question is "RrsMved. Thst the products of
convict labor shou'd not be put on the
niatket in competition with those of free
The Ames representatives are J-e Navlor
of Clear Lake. Hugh Webster of Weather,
ford. Old., I. F. Gllmore of Dixon, A. E.
Fuller rf Nevsds. A. I Bmlth of Creston
and Q. E. Rogers of Alexis. III.
Ames won on both ei1-s in the dual de.
bates with the Drske freshmen last year
and the mn this spring are straining every
nerve to equal thla record.
Our men's oxfords at can't br beat
For looks, fit and wear, they equal any
shoe In town at 3.i0. Duncan 8ho Co..
ORDER HEDCPETH'S RETURN
Supreme Court of Iowa Hands Down
B0ABD OF PAROLE KEEPS BUSY
John Jaakla af Ottamwa
Make IMea af Innocence
"vile af HI tea
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DE8 MOINES. April 18. Speclal.) The
supreme court has Just Issued the order
for the return from the penitentiary to
Council Bluffs of Marlon Hedgpeth to stand
trial again for breaking and entering a
store about a year ago. The court recently
reversed the decision of the lower court
and held In substsnce that the lower court
should have taken the case from the Jury
and directed a verdict of acquittal. The
decision goes direct to the character of the
testimony and It is decided that the testi
mony did not conclusively connect Hedg
peth with the crime. But he Is to go back
to Council Bluffs for trial, and unless there
has been secured some additional evidence
he will probably be acquitted. The faot
that Hedgpeth was known to have spent
many yesrs In prison and to have been
connected more or less directly with sev
eral bands of bandits Is regarded aa having
had much to do with his conviction.
The State Board of Parole has returned
from a week of hearings at the Fort Mad
ison prison. While there they saw John
Junkln. colored, who is being held to await
trial for a murder In Ottumwa. Junkln
shook with fear when he saw strange per
sons at the prison and seemd to dread be
ing taken away. He Intends putting up a
defense of innocence despite his confession
and has secured an attorney to fight the
case. It Is expected that he will be taken
to Ottumwa In about two weeka to be ar
raigned. Narrow Escape for Capital.
It transpires that during the winter the
state capitol had a narrow escape N(rom a
serious fire and that knowledge of this fact
made known to the members of the general
assembly Induced them to make an appro
priation for a time recording device to keep
tab on the watchmen of the capitol. The
fire broke out In a small storage room In
the basement, which room Is seldom ever
visited by the watchmen, but by chance an
official who has his desk In an adjoining
room came Into the room at an unusual
hour and smelled the burning material. In
this wsy a fire waa prevented. When this
iact became known to the legislators thoy
made an appropriation of $200 to secure
more perfect petrolling of the state house.
But the persons who have been on watch
are defiant and declare that It Is an out
rage. The custodian of the capitol will
Install tha device.
Weed Law Nat Signed. '
Governor Carroll went to southern Iowa
today to attend the funeral of his brother.
leaving about a doxen uf the bills passed by
the legislature unsigned. Among these is
the bill to require the destruction of weeds.
He will prpbably sign It, but desires to lcok
Into It to some extent and to find out if it
Is a good law. The bill contemplates the
most drastic methods to make sure that
weeds are destroyed on farms and along
NEW ISSUE 0FJAINTS' BOOK
Conference at Lament Aathnrlsea
Teachers' Edition of Charch
Version af Scrlptnres,
LAMONI. Ia., April 18. (Special.) Sat
urday's session of the Reorganised
Church of Latter Day 8alnts was charac
terized by the great amount of business
accomplished. A time limit was placed
for new business and the delegates are
evidently getting anxious to return to
their fields of labor.
The most Important Item of business
waa the authorisation of the Board of
Publication to Issue a "Teachers' Edition
of the Inspired Translation of the Holy
Scriptures." According to the belief of
the Saints arid to the testimony of wit
nesses, to Joseph Smith, the prophet,
were given numerous divine corrections
to the Bible, both Old and New Testa
ments, wherein the King James version
had not been correctly translated and
handed down through the cen tunes.
These changes seem, almost without ex
ception, to be much better and by far
more reasonable than the old text. The
Reorganized church is in possession of
the original manuscript of this book, aa
well as that of the "Book of Mormon," and
this manuscript will be used In getting
out the new edition of the Inspired
translation. The Utah church of Latter
Day Saints do not use this version, aa
they were not successful in getting pos
session of the manuscript as preps red
and left by Joseph Smith, the martyr.
F, W. Newcomb, who is not a member
of the church, waa elected trustee of
draceland college to succeed himself and
R. J. Lambert was chosen trustee to
succeed R. M. Elvln. This is a church
Institution located at Lamoni.
A. Carmlchael waa chosen to succeed
himself on the Board of Auditors.
An oratorical contest was held this
evening by students of Graceland col
lege. FOUND DEAD IN HIS BED
James Welch, Illinois Central K mi
gration Agent, Victim af
WEBSTER CITY. Ia., April 18 (Special
Telegram.) James Welch, one of the Illi
nois Central's widest known Immigration
agents, was found dead by his family in
bed late last night. Heart failure was the
Acacia Chapter lastalled.
IOWA CITY. I a.. April 18. (Special. )
There was Installed at the local Maaonlc
hall this evening a chapter of the Acacia
fraternity, a 'national college organisation
of Freemasons. The ceremonies were con-
ducted by delegates from the chapters at
Chicago, Missouri, Kansas and Ames.
After the ceremonies a banquet was served
at the Burkley Imperial hotel.
The Iowa university chapter Is the
eighteenth of the national organisation.
The chapter gets its nucleus from tha
present organization of Masonic students
known as the Craftsmen. The members
have been very active In the study of the
hiktory of their order.
Iowa Y. M. V. A. Coafercare.
IOWA CITY. Ia., April 18. (Speclal.)
The presidents' conference of Young Men's
Christian Association secretaries convened
In this city yesterday afternoon for the
first of a three daya' sefcalon. A number
of men of prominence, including the state
secretary, J. C. Prall of Ames, the general
secretary of Wisconsin. Arthur Jorgensen,
and Secretary Haberstro. national secretary
of St. Andrew's brotherhood, are In attend
ance. The conferences are all open and
deal In a general aay with the work of
Young Men's Christian Association administration.
Five-Months-Old Child Thrown from
Bear Steps of Coach at
NEWTON, la., April 18. (Special.) A
boy bn.be. about I months eld, was dropped
from westbound Rock Island train No. 18
on the Lynn -street crossing In this place
last night and In the Incident Newton has
a first-class baby mystery that has aa yet
been unsolved. Whether the child wss
abandoned or dropped by accident is not
known, but the former theory Is believed
to be the correct solution of the mystery.
Mrs. Kmll Myers, a woman of this city,
saw the child dropped from the train. She
say she was watching the train pull
through town and as It passed over the
Lynn street crossing she saw an old msn
with white hair and beard step on the
bottom step of the first coach, and, stooping
as low aa he could, he dropped to the
ground a package, the size and shape of
which attracted Mrs. MyerV attention. She
went to the track and picked up the bundle,
which proved to be of paper, and inside
she found the babe. It waa clothed and
wrapped In a copy of the Des Moines
Tribune of April 12.
Provision in Original Deeds to Grin
nell Property May Void Bights
ORINNBLL, la.. April 18. (Special.)
A recent decision by Judge Preston of the
district court. If sustained by he supreme
court, will throw a cloud upon the tltla to
much of the residence portion of the orig
inal plat of the town of Grlnnell. J. B.
Orlnnell, the founder of the city, Incorpo
rated into the original deeds that provision
that no Intoxicating liquora should be sold
on the pieces of land so sold. In the suit
of Minerva- B. Whltaker of this city
against Rev. Father James Curtin of
Brooklyn for aa mages by reason of failure
to carry out the contract for the purchase
of her residence the defense waa set up
that the abstract to the property did not
show a clear title, and Judge Preston so
ruled. The case will probably be carried
to the supreme court as no ruling on a
case of this kind has been made in Iowa
CHARLES CITY Lafayette Young,
editor of the Des Moines Capital, will t
the principal speaker at the Fourth dis
trict editors' meeting here May 6 and 7.
CHARLES CITY G. B. Crlnklaw will
open a factory here May 1 for the man
ufacture of canvass gloves. It will Hart
with ten machines and be Increased as
the demand necessitates. .
CHARLES CITY Mrs. Dr. Sigler. who
committed suicide In Minneapolis, was a
Charles City girl, being born and reared
here and was popular anions those who
knew her. An uncle still resides In the
CORNING While picking up coal on the
"Q" tracks last night, William R. Swain,
a section hand In the employ of the com
pany. wa strut k and latntly killed by
a fast freight, east bound,)
CHARLES CITY Anna Goddera of this
city eloped Sunday night with a man
named Williams for parts unknown. Wil
liams did not reside here. .This was her
second attempt. Several elopements of
young girls have occurred here lately.
SPIRIT LAKE C. C. Solander, an em
ploye of the Des Moines Bridge snd Iron
company, fell a distance of 105 feet from
the top of the new water tower the com
pany is building here and wji instantly
killed this morning. Solander was 25 years
of age, and lived at Yates Center, Kan.
SAC CITY Charles. the 2-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Fted Cornelia of this
eitv. received burns today from which It Is
believed that he will die. While the mother
was In the cellar, the babe began poking
the fire In the kitchen range, and when
the mother returned the child's clothing
was on fire.
NEWTON Frank Reloum. aged 22, was
sent to the Anamosa reformatory for an
Indeterminate sentence of not more than
ten years for forgery and Arthur Barber,
aged 19 years, was sent to the reformatory
for a term not exceeding five years by
Judge Clement this morning. Barber was
sentenced for malicious mischief.
SAC CITY Albert Thode of Holstein won
first prize and Miss Carrie Kyle pf Schal
ler won second prize In the annual de
clamatory contest of the Athens Declama
tory association, whioh was held here lust
night. Contestants from the schools of
Sac City, Sarly, Anthon, Washta. Schaller,
Correctionvllle and Galva participated.
OBLWEIN Gus Skeels, tho father of
Burt Skeels, aged 18 years, received today
from the Chicago Great Western railroad
company 14.500 for his son's desth. This
sum waa paid in settlement of the claim
the elder Skeels had against the company
as the executor of his son's estate. The
boy was caught in the shafting In the ma
chine shops of the company here, and
after being whirled round and round by
the belting was crashed against the wall
TO OMAHA TOO HIGH
Interstate Commerce 4'ommlaalea
Holds Railroads Are Discriminating-
la Favar ot t'hlcaao,
WASHINGTON, April 18.-An adjust
ment of clans rates on through tariff
(rnin Indisnapolis to Missouri river points
Is provided, and reasonable maximum rates
prescribed for future application to class
rate traffic on chairs and furniture, in
a decision today by the Interstate Com
merce couimlttston In the case of the In
dianapolis freight bureau against the
Cleveland, Cincinnati. Chicago & St. Louis
Railway company and nineteen other de-
lendant carriers. The commission held
that present class rates on through traffic
from Indianapolis to Missouri river points
are ' unreasonable and subject Indianapolis
to unreasonable prejudice and give to Chi
cago undue preference. An order relative
to 'class rates and relative adjustment is
withheld pending a decision on the pre
vious order of the commission in the Burn
I ham. Manna Munger case. In the present
case the freight bureau alleged that I lie
defendant carriers eractcd unjuMt rates
on traffic from Indianapolis to Kansas
City and St. Joseph. Mo., Leavenworth
and Atchison. Kan., and Omaha, Neb.
The commission holds that it la In Its
province to determine whether the dis
parities between the totsl charges from
ChicitfO and Indianapolis, respectively, are
greater than are Justified by the recog
nised dissimilarity of competitive condi
tions. The commission said that wiiatever might
be the general effect of an order changing
the rate structure for a typical point In
group, tha commission could not deny re
lief for such point for ths so'e reason that
other points In like situation might be able
to show that they were entitled to a sim
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Famous Organitation Entertains
President Taft and Cabinet.
CLEVER SHOTS AT OFFICIALS
Minstrels Slagr Soar Abaal Taft
Eat lag Throaarh Georgia Several
Haaioroas References ta Mak
ing af Tariff Law.
WASHINGTON, A.prll 18. The broiler tf
the Gridiron club, the famous organization
of newspaper men, waa kept busy tonight
serving up wit and humor at a special
dinner complimentary to the new adminis
tration, given in the banquet hall of the
New Wlllard. Care was taken that men
prominent in the public eye got all that
waa coming to them in the way of thrusts
and Jibes that kept the great assemblage
In a constant state of uproar.
Of course, President Taft was there, as
were Speaker Cannon, ' members of the
cabinet and members of the diplomatic
corps, men high In the Industrial and finan
cial world and plenty of others of distinc
tion. In the absence of President Henry
Hall, who. is just recovering from a long
illness. President Scott C. Bone of the
Washington Herald presided over the even
The onslaught on the banquet began
when the club's old-fashioned dinner bell
announced that everything was ready. As
Boon as the diners were seated the room
waa thrown Into darkness while a musical
welcome was extended to the distinguished
guests. Then the mammoth electric grid
iron flashed Into view, the lights were
turned on throughout the room and the
Eating; Through GeorgTla.
Almost the first thing to greet the
guests was a handbill distributed by
some speedy messenger -boys announcing
that there would be a great minstrel
show by all-star performers, including
''vocalists, comedians and cabinet offi
cers." This was the hit pf the evening-.
In true minstrel fashion, with all the
accompaniments of dusters and a more
or less discordant band, tills troupe of
club talent paraded through the hall be
fore going on the "stage."
The program of the show was a clever
Imitation of the real thing, even to the
naming of the executive staff, together
with a special "note by the manage
ment" which called attention to what
was to come and with the injunction that
there should be no flowers. ;
"Eating Through Georgia" was the
opener, and the first stanza of it ran
Sound the good old dinner horn we'll
sing another song.
About the trip that Taft once made, when,
with digestion strong.
He ate his share of everything that thoy
would bring along,
As wa went eating through Georgia.
Then there ensued some lively conver
sation between the end men, who posed
as the "vice president" and the "speaker
of the house," and the "cabinet officers"
who composed the balance of the troupe.
After a good deal of sparring over what
was the mesnlng of "dead literature"
and whether It referred to Sanscrit or
Aztec, the end man declared It to be
"Please leave the dear old tourists
atone, they're seeing things at night,''
was the title of a song by James 8.
Henry of the Philadelphia Press, "the
wonderful so.'t pedal barytone." In which
the trusts Informed Attorney General
i wickcrsham that they were
trleepy, too, and appealed to him to put
them in their little beds.
Secretary MacVeagh was classed among
the flfty-sevrn varieties of democrats and
reformers who had great difficulty In re
membering when registration day tame
around. This discussion was cut short by
some references to the tariff which it was
stated was being talked pro and con.
"Indeed." remsrked the "vice president"
with evident surprise. "Yes." replied the
end man. 'pro means for for the trusts.
Con Is what the consumer gets."
' The White Haasa Caw.
The White House cow, now already fa
mous, wsa made the aubject of one of
the best stunts of the evening. Attended
by a dairy inaid. a splendid imitation of
the bovine was led into the room, which
Instantly caused the "president" to Inquire
"What's this?" He was promptly in
formed that while there had been a lot
of loose tslk about ths 'possum being the
animal emblem of the present administra
tion and that the teddy bear was one of
"my policies" that had been Inherited, it
was all nonsense. "The emblem of thla
administration." said the animal's keeper,
Is ths cow, and this ia It."
It was discovered that the milk pall
was minus the lacteal fluid and In tta
stead were, found numerous articles, among
which waa a bottle tagged with a tes
timonial from Senator Aldrich as follows:
"We used this medicine ra the tariff bill
and removed all Payne from It Instantly."
A birrlesque on "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
made It a close rival of some of .the funny
gtunts. Eliza was depicted as fleeing across
the Ice loldlng In her arms two children.
Maximum and Minimum, wrapped In the
tsrlff bill, and pursued by the howl of the
gry wolves of the senate.
Bnrleaqae on Exeeatlr Sessions.
With all the formality of an executive
session of the senate the nominations of
Thomas C. Noyes of the Washington Btar
and Oscar K. Davis of the New York Times
for mcmborfchlp in tuc club were received
and confirmed, but not until the two scared
candidates had Ltcn subjected to a rigid
cross-examination is to their opinions of
those present and matters In general.
President Taft enjoyed to the limit the
darts directed at himself and his cabinet
members. Indeed, there were few. If any.
whodld not get placed In the gridiron.
The speakers were President Taft, Secre
tary Dickinson, Speaker Cannon, Senators
Taylor of Tennessee and Chamberlain of
Oregon, and Governor Marshall of Indi
ana. Among the guests were the following:
The president of the United States, the
Brazilian ambassador, the Swiss minister;
Felix Angus, Baltimore American; Senators
Aldrich, Beverldge, Borah, Carter, Cham
berlain, Elklns, Guggenheim, Kean. Oliver,
Scott, Smoot, Sutherland. Taylor, Warren;
Secretaries Bellinger, Dickinson, Nagel,
Wilson; Postmaster General Hitchcock,
Attorney General Wlckersham, Representa
tives Champ Clark of Missouri and Fitz
gerald Of New York, Governor Marshall of
Indiana, Hal Gaylord of the Kansas City
Journal, E. G. Lewis of the Lewis Pub
lishing company of St. Louis and E. Lan
sing Ray of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Leslie Fetters of Sao City and Seventeen-Year-Old
Girl Arrested in
SAC CITY, la.. April 18.-( Special. )
Leslie Fetters, a well-known married man
of this city, and his sister-in-law. May
Lewis, aged 17 years, were arrested tbday
In Sioux City. Both left this city yester
day, and It Is alleged that they eloped for
the purpose of getting married.
Their arrest has caused a sensation here.
Bheriff Austin brought Fetters here and
he waa arraigned before Justice Mutter
and put under bonds of $o00, conditional
upon the faithful support of his wife and
children. The Iwls girl Is being held In
Stoux City for the present.
The girl's parents caused the couple's
CUDAHYS TO GIVE BOND
OOlclals af Packing; Company and
ttovernaient to Meet
TOPEKA, Kan., April 18. A formal
meeting between United Slates officials
and representatives of the Cudahy Pack
ing company has been arranged to be held
at Kansas City, Kansas, next Tuesday,
when paix-ra will be served cm the corpo
ration members and the toO.000 bond re
quired by the court will be arranged.
Colorado Man is
Under Arrest in
George McCain, Former Publisher of
Colorado Springs Gazette, Charged
with Being Spy.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.. April 18.
George Nox McCain, formerly publisher of
the Colorado Springs Gasette, but now a
resident of Philadelphia, was arrested In
Constantinople yesterday by - the sultan's
soldiers on suspicion of being a spy.
The news was cabled to his nephew here,
F. F. Overholt, by Mrs. McCain, who Is
traveling through Turkey and Russia with
her husband. Details of the arrest are not
contained In the cablegram, but It Is sup
posed Mr. McCain was taking photographs
or motion pictures of the Turkish troops
PITTSBURG, April 18.-Friends of Colonel
George Nox McCain in this city recently
received a postal card from him postmarked
"Tunis, North Africa," and dated March It.
It is thought Colonel McCain was returning
home from his trip through. Africa when
arrested in Constantinople:'
CUMMINS FOR GRADED TAX
Iowa Senator Would Levy Varying
Assessments on la
WASHINGTON. April 18.-Tho Income tax'
amendment to the tariff bill, which Sen
ator Cummins will Introduce on Mondiy.
will be a graduated measure. ' It provides
for the payment of 1 per cent on Incomes of
$2,000 and under $5,000; 2 per cent on in
comes from $5,000 to $10,000; 3 per cent from
$10,000 to $20,000; 4 per cent from $20,000 to
$50,000, and 5 per cent on all Incomes above
Sturdy oaks from little acorn grow
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Train No. 14, will leave Omaha
i:()8 p. ra. now leaves 6:28 p.
in., will arrive Chicago 8:38 a.
m. now arrives 8 :58 a.m. , mak
ing connection with early morn- '
ing 24-hour trains to New York.
This train will be equipped
with Library-buffet and Pull
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lighted chair car and dining
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