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The Omaha; Daily Bee
The omaiia dee
I tb moit powerful business
getter in the west, bctuM It goes
to the homM of poor and rich.
For Nebraska Generally fair.
For Iowa rartljr cloudy.
For weather report see page 3.
VOL. XXXLX-NO. C2.
OMAIIA FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27, 1909 -TEN FAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
KEFOIM IN THE
American Bar Association Committee
Hai Scheme to Reduce Time
ONE COURT, THREE BRANCHES
All Judgea Should Be Jurf-rei of the
CHANGES IN FEDlVi "OURTS
Propoial to limit Sett. de of
Verdictt on En
TO ABOLISH NEEDLES. vV IK
V0 mt Printed Coplea of Rt . In
Anneals Rhoald Be Allowrd and
Duplication ' of Pa sera
DETROIT, Aug. 38. At today"! session
of ths American Bar association the com
mittee appointed two years ago - to con
alder the matter of unnecessary costs and
delay In litigation, submitted a report In
which It advocates a gradual but sweeping-
reform In Judicial procedure. The com
mittee reported satslfaotory progress in
bringing to the attention of congress pro
posed laws to authorise the appointment
of official stenographers for United States
courts and fix their compensation, to
limit the setting aside of verdicts on error
unless the error complained of shall ap
pear to have resulted In a miscarriage of
Juatloe and to permit the use of authorized,
printed copies of records In appealing
cases instead of written or typewritten
Further, the committee outlined the gen
eral principles on which It considered a
reorganisation of state courts should
eventually be effected,
"The whole Judicial power of each state,"
ays the report, "at least for civil causes,
should be vested In one great court, of
which all tribunals should be branches,
departments or divisions. The business as
well as the Judicial administration of this
court should be thoroughly organised, so
as to prevent not merely waste of Judicial
power, but all needless clerical work,
duplication of papers and records and the
like, thus obviating expense to litigants
and cost to ' the public
Court In Three Divisions.
"This court snould have three chief
branches county courts. Including munic
ipal courts, a superior court of first in
stance and a single ultimate court of ap
peal. All Judges should be Judges of the
whole court, assigned to some branoh or
locality, but eligible and liable to sit in
any other branoh when called upon to do
so. Supervision of the business adminis
tration of the whole court should be corn-
who would be responsible for failure to
utilise the Judicial power of the state ef
fectively." The committee suggests that a similar
official, ( who should be a Judge, not a
clerk, act in each branch or division and
that In like manner the clerical and
stenographic force be under a responsible
officer with suitable subordinate super
The committeemen's signatures attached
to the report are those of Everett P.
Wheeler, Roscoe Pound, Charles F. Ami.
don, Joseph Henry Beale, Frank Irvine,
Samuel C. Eastman, William E. Mlkell,
Charles E. Llttlefleld, Charles D. Esta
brook, Edward T. Ban ford, Charles S.
Hamlin, Charles B. Eliot, George Turner,
John D. Law ion and William L. January.
I.lbby May Be President.
A rumor, which members of the Ameri
can Bar association, assembled in conven
tion here, will neither confirm nor dony,
Is in circulation tonight to the effect that
tomorrow Charles F. Libby of Portland,
Me., will be elected president of the asso
ciation. Mr. Llbby, who Is president of the
Portland Hallway company, was a promi
nent candidate for the office at the' meet
ing held in 1907 when Secretary of War
Dickinson was chosen president.
No sessions of the association were held
this afternoon or tonight, the delegates at
tending the Detroit-Philadelphia bane ball
game and various receptions. All of the
business left to be completed tomorrow Is
the election of officers and the submis
sion of a report on "titles to real estate."
Fraternals Left to
Insurance Commissioner! Merely Ad'
vise Restrictions on Rates of
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo.. Aug.
The convention of National Insurance
commissioners got down to business today
with the adoption of committee reports
recomtnedlng that fraternal Insurance com
panies' be left to work out their own sal
vallon, and that legislation be advised In
the various states prohibiting new fraternal
tcmpanles from doing business unless they
collect rates at least equal to those sped
fled by the fraternal table.
Another report adopted was hat the
blanks of . fidelity and surety companies
be amended so as to show the experience
of the companies regarding the liability on
various classes of risks. In order that this
experience may be of value In computing
the necessary reserve 'fund. At present
these companies usually maintain a reserve
fund amounting to 60 per cent of the
premiums paid on risks.
Among the candidates mentioned for
president are Vice-president Fred W. Porier
pf Illinois; John A. Hartlgan of Minnesota.
. Eugene McUlveney of Louisiana is prom
inently mentioned for vice-president.
Mobile apparently leads in the race for
the next convention.
STEAL PACKAGE OF MONEY
lobbere Eater Esnreaa Office at Blgr
Cabin, Okl., and Seenre
VINITA, Okl.. Aug. S6-rtobbers en
tered the Missouri. Kansas oc Texas rail
way depot at Big Cabin, eight miles south
of here, early .today, rifled the safe and
scaped with an express package con
taining $1,055 In currency, consigned to
the bank of Big Cabin.
The sheriff and bis assistants believe
the rubbery was the work of the crew of
a freight train and arrests are expected
' wlUila, e tew hours.
Woman Shot by
Shot Fired by Andrew Madsen of
Doon, la., Into Own Brain Caused
Mrs. Martha Rasmussen, wife of Axel
Rasmussen, an lcetnan living at 417 Ave
nue K. East Omaha, was shot three times
and probably fatally wounded by Andrew
Madsen of Doon, Lyon csty, la., be
tween I and S o'clock Wl . lfyf lernoon
at the woman's oosi 6pn lnon
turned the wn oourVHnmelt," the bullet
entering his forehead, piercing the brain
and causing Instant death.
Jealousy of the woman, whom he
wanted to marry. Is believed to . have
prompted the deed. Mrs. Rasmussen, who
says she Is only IS years of age, although
she has been married two years. Is at Ft.
Joseph's hospital under the care of Dr.
Bishop, who, with Detectives Maloney
and Van Deusen of the Omaha police,
went to the scene.
"I left :ny husband last November
when we were living at Doon, because he
drank so much," said the woman after
the shooting. "I met Andrew Madsen and
we became so well acquainted that he
wanted to marry me. But last week my
husband came to me and promised to be
good to me If I would go to live with him
at East Omaha.
"I'd sooner go back than get married
again, so we went to East Omaha last
Saturday and were Just getting settled
when the other man hunted me up.
"He told me he would shoot me If I did
not go with him and get married."
Oolng first to two other houses In East
Omaha Thursday afternoon, Madsen Is
said by Lawrence Thorsen, who lives In
East Omaha and was one of the prin
cipal witnesses In connection with the
tragedy, although he did not see the
shots actually fired, to have finally found
Mrs. Rasmussen scrubbing a floor in her
"He brushed past me as he came out of
the door of Jens ChrlHtensen's house, 4i8
Avenue K," says Thorsen, "and when I
asked him what he wanted, he muttered
Never mind, never mind,' and went into
the house into which the Rasmussen
oouple had recently moved.
"I heard four shots fired. Then Mrs.
Rasmussen ran out the back door and
fainted in my arms. I had been working
around there. She whispered 'There' is a
man in there who shot me. He shot him
self, too. I'm hurt bad.' Then she fainted
dead away again."
ThoMjen entered the house after, assist.
Ing the woman to 423 avenue K. where a
neighbor woman cared for her. He found
Madsen's dead body.
Rasmussen is an ice wagon driver and
didn't know anything of the affair until
Informed his wife was shot.
He has been working for two months
in the ice business, being employed by
Jens Chrlstensen, his next door neighbor!
.Little is knor.'n here about Madsen. He
was well dressed when he appeared in
East Omaha and wore an Odd - Fellows'
button on his coat lapel. The revolver,
containing one unuBed cartridge, was
taken in charge with the body and his
effects by Coroner Cutler of Council
Bluffs, as the affair oocurred In Potta
wattamie county, la. An inquest will be
Mrs. Rasmussen's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Marlnus Chrlstensen, live at Larch
wocd, la., which Is also In Lyon county.
They have been notified of their daughter's
She was shot In the left shoulder, right
Jaw and In the neck. The bullet that
made the latter wound went clear through
the neck, through a pane of glass and
Into the earth outside.
M'NAMARA BACK FROM FRANCE
Aaalatant Attorney General Declines
to Dlacnae Work on Panama
WASHINGTON, Aug. M.-Back from a
visit to France in connection with the
libel cases of newspaper men of New
York and Indianapolis, growing out of the
publication of articles relative to the pur
chase of the Panama canal lone, Stuart
McNamara, assistant to the attorney gen
eral, today declined to discuss the result
of his Investigations abroad.
Mr. McNamara spent about two months
In Paris. He will leave In a few days for
New York, where he will continue his
work in connection with the cases.
TWO IDAHO COUNTIES GO DRY
Saloons Voted Oat In First Loral Op
tion Elections In Tbat
BOISE. Idaho. Aug. 2d Idaho county,
Idaho, voted "dry" yesterday under the
local option law.
Canyon county also voted out saloons by
a majority of 1,K0.
These were the first local option elec
tions in the state.
First Testimony Taken
in Alleged Peonage Case
PITTSBURG. Aug. 2. The first testi
mony offered In the federal government
Investigation Into the charges of peonage
s gainst officials of the Pressed Steel Car
company In Bchoenville, whose 1,500 em
ployes are on strike, In which It Is alleged
force was used to compel Imported labor
ers to work, developed late today. The
Pressed Steel Car company's attorney at
tempted to detain the man who testified
that he was made to work against his will,
hut this was prevented by the Austro
II unitarian consular attorney and the
asslMant federal district attorney.
All testimony was taken today In the
form of affidavits. Of the first doien wit
nesses called little Information upon which
to base peonage charges was elicited, the
witnesses for the greater part declaring
that their food had been bad and their
treatment rough, but citing no definite
persons as being responsible,
Alexander Friedman, a Hungarian, of
New York, was the witness who made the
sensational charges of the day. He said
he was brought here fifteen days ago, with
a hundred other men from New York, and
alleges they were brought under false Im
pulsions. He said the workmen were given
to understand there was no strike at the
works of the Pressed Steel Car company.
He said be was In the plant several days
FMore he learned of the strike, Friedman
alleged that the ear company picked out
ths tryueseet luvklug imported workmen
ConTention of State Food Inspectors
Approves Its Report on Ben
toate of Soda.
REED LEADS ATTACK
Cincinnati Physician Charges that
Facts Are Not Stated.
REMSEN DESCRIBES HIS WORK
Conclusion Reached After Number of
SEVERAL RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED
Congress la Aaked Not to Reduce Tax
' on Colored Oleomargarine and
to Pass More Drastle
DENVER, Colo., Aug. 26.-Fresldent
Roosevelt's famous Remaen "referee board
of consulting scientific experts" was In
dorsed by the convention of the associa
tion of state and national food and dairy
departments today. After a fight in
which the term "medicated garbage" was
used, the association approved of the use
of bensoate of soda as a food preserva
The resolution, adopted by a vote of C7
to 42, follows:
"That this association endorse the re
port of the referee board of consulting
scientlfl cexperts. appointed by .Secretary
of Agriculture Wilson, at the direction of
President Roosevelt, upon the use of ben
soate of soda in food products."
The delegation from the United States
Department of Agriculture voted "yes."
Secretary Wilson was an attentive spec
tator, but was not a delegate.
A committee, beaded by Dr. Floyd W.
Robinson of Lansing, Mich., which had
been appointed to "Investigate" the Rem
sen board, previously had reported ad
versely to the board's findings, declaring
benzoate promoted "the practice of con
cealing unsanitary methods" and calling
upon President Taft to Institute another
Investigation on "broaded lines."
The debate began following addresses by
Dr. Ira Remsen of Baltimore, Dr. Russell
H. Chittenden of New Haven, Conn.; Dr.
John H. Long of Evanston, 111., and Dr.
Christian H. Herter of New York City,
who as members of the referee board told
how their experiments had been made upon
"eighteen healthy young men" at Chicago,
New York and Ne Haven, which brought
them to the conclusion that the chemical,
when administered In small quantities In
the dally diet, was harmless.
Reed Attacks Report.
Dr. Charles A. L. Reed of Cincinnati
quickly took the opposite view.
"The report to the ..government that
bensoate of soda might properly be used."
he said, "puts the government in the posi
tion of licensing medicated stuff fit only
for the sewer. The experiments carried
on by the board, I have reason to know,
were left In a large measure to subor
dinates. The subjects were healthy young
athletes, and as a matter of fact while
the various squads at Chicago, New York
and New Haven were taking the benzoate
they were being stuffed with ail kinds of
food, from heavy syrups and rousts down
to sausages and pickles. The report at
tributes no abnormality to benzoate while
the experiments were going on, but I find
on reviewing the report that there were
abnormalities. In the Chicago squad I
find several of the young men were de
pressed. In the New Haven squad I find
stomach troubles of one young man was
attributed to 'cold weather' and to 'hard
work.' It Is rather noteworthy that cold
weather and hard work should have these
effects rather than the chemical."
Dr. Remensen in replying said: "I con
strue these remarks as accusations of In
competence and defective laboratory meth
ods on our part and wrlch in all good
humor we certainly deny."
The association adopted the following
That more drastic laws relative to label
ing of oleomargerlne be passed by con
gress. That congress be asked not to reduce
the tax on colored oleomargerlne.
That the association eliminates any dis
cussion of "what Is whisky?" pending a
settlement of that question at Washing
ton. The association will adjourn tomorrow
after tho election of officers.
George L. Flanders of Albany, N. Y., Is
considered as the probable next president
to succeed J. Q. Emory of Wisconsin.
Renin Defends Refereee.
Dr. Ira Remsen of Baltimore, Md., chair
man of the referee board of consulting
scientific experts, said, In part:
"In the early part of the year 1908 Presi
dent Roosevelt wrote to the presidents of
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end made guards of them. He testified
these guards handled the men In a rough
Friedman stated that he had been at
work in the plant a few days when he was
asked If he did not want to make some
overtime money, and when he replied
affirmatively he was taken to the kitchen
of the commissary of the car plant and told
to work there. Friedman said he refused.
After so doing he stated he was roughly
handled by the workmen-guards, who took
him to the boxcar Jails. Constabulary
officers refused to lock him up, he testified.
Friedman said the workmen-guards then
took him before company officials and as
serted the officials said they would compel
him to work In the kitchen. This they did.
according to the witness, who was auotold
that his pay for the hours enforced work
would be his supper.
Friedman did not claim he had been
forced to stay Inside of the car plant, but
Mated he could point out men who had
been compelled to remain at work against
Tomorrow tie Investigation will be con
tinued. United States District Attorney Jordon
refused to comment on today's disclosures,
but It is now said by those in position to
know that suit on peonage charges will
more than likely be filed against minor
officials of the cai plant within the next
I ton days.
With milk at eight cents a
From the Minneapolis Journal.
THOMPSON TALKS OF DEAL
Nebraskan Denies that He Represents
NEGOTIATIONS ARE PENDING
If Tranurt loa ' la Completed Ambas
sador Will Own Nearly Ten
Millions of the Stock
Hlatory of Road.
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 2& Ambassador
David E. Thompson emphatically denied
today the report that he had purchased the
Pan-American railroad for 110,000,000, acting
as the agent for E. H. Harrlman. He de
clares that he was In no way connected
with Mr. Harrlman and that he had not
purchased any railroad.
He admitted, however, that he had been
trying to purchase the road for himself.
If the deal, which is pending, should go
through Ambassador Thompson will own
9,nO0,0OO worth of the stock.
The Pan-American railroad referred to
extends from San Qerimerio, a branch sta
tion on the Tehuantepeo National railroad,
to Tapachula, a town on the Guatemalan
border. It is owned by an American com
pany, of which D. P. Doak Is president and
J. M. Neelan vice president. Los Angeles
and St. Louis capital is said to control the
road. An extension is to be built through
Guatemala, and It has been rumored that
the line is some day to be purchased by
Harrlman as a link to his great Fan
American project, which 1b to extend from
New York via San Francisco to Colon.
Road Built from St. Loula.
ST. LOUIS, Ma, Aug. 26. In the absence
of members of the syndicate which built
and owns the Pan-American railroad, no
statement was obtainable today regarding
the report that David E. Thompson,
United States ambassador to Mexico, had,
with St. Louis Interests, obtained control
of the property.
The line was constructed by a syndicate
headed by G. E. Walker & Co., E. S. Rob
erts. Elenlous Smith, capitalists affiliated
with the St. Louis Union Trust company
and D. P. Doak, of Mexico City, formerly
of St. Louis and Joplln, Mo.
Mr. Doak and J. M. Neelan of Los
Angeles, obtained the franchise, with a
subsidy of $19,200 a mile from the Mexican
government. As the southwestern part of
Mexico lacked transportation facilities,
President Dial desired the road built so
that troops might be conveyed quickly
to the Mexican-Guatemalan boundary. Mr.
Doak Interested St. Louis capitalists In
Stock Owned In Loa Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Aug. U. The re
port that the Pan-American railroad has
been sold to Ambassador Thompson,
American representative in Mexico, Is of
ficially denied here by J. M. Neelan, vire
president of the road. Most of the majority
stockholders of the Pan-American railroad
reside in Los Angeles. D. F. Doak la presi
dent. Please bring your
in as early as possi
They are received for Sunday as
late as 8:30 p. m. Saturday, but
it Is beat to get them In early to
Insure proper classification.
If you cannot come down
town use the telephone.
Call Douglas 233 and ask
Xot tha 3ant-Ad Department.
Should the Cow Go
quart the milkman can afford to
Would Lay Case
Says Mrs. Barclay
Says She Will Give Up Claim if Mrs.
Bleakley is Proven Child's
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 26.-"I w ish my
case were at the feet, of Christ instead of
a.iy court." said Mrs. James G. Barclay of
(or the custody of 6-year-old Marian Bleak
ley, the "Incubator baby," today.
"When the little child was lying helpless
at the point of being formally declared a
pauper, tho state of Missouri granted me
adoption papers. I want the Missouri
courts to decide forever whether I shall
have the child or not. I want the Missouri
court to give the baby, or declare a reason
for not doing so, and forever relieve my
soul of the responsibility which I assumed
when I adopted It.
"if the attorneys for Mrs. Bleakley can
present a single piece of evidence that she
Is the mother of the child then I will be
satisfied. But they cannot. God knows
that I wiuld not tight this case if I did
not know that Mrs. Bleakley was not the
Mrs. Barclay will not ask bond, although
her husband Is ready to present it in any
amount. She says she prefers to remain In
the custody of the matron until Governor
Hadley's dtolxlon on the requisition papers
asked for liy the state of Kansas is de
cided. Little Marian spent the night at the home
of the clerk of the Juvenile court. She was
quite happy today, romping about the yard
of the clerk's home in the suburbs.
DE SAGANS ARE ROBBED
Thieves Get fS.OOO from Prlnceaa and
flO,OUO from Prince at
PARIS. Aug. IS. A local newspaper pub
lishes a statement that Princess Helle De4
Sagan was robbed of $6,000 during her re
cent stay at Rhelms and her husband, the
prince, was at the same time relieved of
$10,000. The robbers have not been apprehended.
Taft Discusses Financial .
Affairs with Aldrich
BEVERLY, Mans., Aug. 5. President
Taft had a two and one-half hours' talk
this afternoon with Senator Nelson Aldrich,
chairman of the monetary commission and
Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagli.
Senator Aldrich Is about to take up the
adjustment of the monetary system of the
country, and it was in this connection
that he was called in conference by the
Mr. Taft was anxious to ascertain
whether or not the monetary commission
will be ready to report Its recommenda
tions this winter. It Is understood that a
definite answer was not given today, but
the chances are that the commission will
not be able to place its conclusions before
congress for several months. There has
been talk of calling congress In extra ses
sion In the fall of 1D10 to begin considera
tion of such changes In the monetary sys
tem as ths commission may deem neces
sary. Mr. Aldrich said after the conference
today that matter had been discussed only
In a general way. The senator went to
New Tork tonight and will sail for Eu
rope Saturday to study the monetary sys
tems of the leading European countries.
Mr. Aldrich would not discuss the sub
ject of postal savings banks. It Is not
believed that he Is altogether opposed to
the Idea, but be frankly told the president
AM'irntill. IWV'.' i
keep the cow in good spirits.
CRABTREE'S DEFENSE FALLS
Effort to Establish Insanity of
Accused Trooper is Weak.
AXTENIST; f BILL' " NOT POSITIVE
Unwilling; to Rlak Hla Reputation on
Diaarnoats Made of Crabtree for
Pnrpoae of Testifying
"I found him absolutely normal. I con
sider him above the average In Intelli
gence." With these remarks Captain Vose,
medleal corps, U. S. A., a surgeon at Des
Moines, and who had been dlreoted to care
fully observe Corporal Lisle Crabtree after
the shooting of Captain Haymond, dealt a
very severe blow at the defense of Insan
ity which has been set up by the counsel
for Crabtree In his trial by court-martial at
Major Bratton, post surgeon at Fort
Des Moines, will be called this morning,
after which Captain Buchan will sum up
for the government and then Judge Parsons
will close for the accused. If the court
finds Crabtree guilty and sentences him to
be hanged, tbe sentence will have to be
approved by the president before being
made public. If the sentence should be one
of Imprisonment, General Morton, the de
partment commander who convened 'the
court, will review and approve or disap
prove the proceedings and make public the
findings here In Omaha.
Dr. Hill Define Dementia Precox.
At the opening of court yesterday morn
ing Dr. Hill, the Des Moines alienist, was
still on the stand. He stated that he had
based his Judgment of the condition of
Crabtree partly upon his peculiar actions
In and about the troop quarters. He al
leged that one-fourth of all the Inmate
of public asylums are suffering from "de
mentia precox." The disease generally
shows Itss'f about the time the patient as
sumes the responsibilities of life. This
form of insanity Is produoed by "predispos
ing and by exciting causes." It was Im
possible to say when the insanity of Crab
tree had begun and when it had so de-
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at a former conference on the subject that
he thought the question of establishing
such banks should wait the enactment of
the monetary legislation.
The question cf bond Issues, authorized
In the new tariff bill, came up for consider
ation this afternoon. The secretary of the
treasury was authorized by congress to
Issue bonds for S40,000,000 to reimburse the
general fund of the treasury for the Pana
ma canal purchase and also to Issue bonds
for the building of the canal up to the
amount of the estimated cost, some 100.
000.000. Senator Aldrich is in favor of withhold
ing any bond issues for the time being In
order that the monetary commission may
have time to consider this subject specifi
cally and possibly to arrange for the pla
Mng of a government loan, so far as funds
may be Immediately needed. In One lump
sum. There Is no Idea of Issuing the Pana
ma canal bonds any further than the
money may be In demand.
Secretary MacVeagh said today that he
had not progressed much further than
when he last aaw the president with refer
ence to the selection of members of the
new tariff commission, which Is to advise
the president on all matters of the tariff
and especially as to the appallcatlon of
the maximum and minimum principle to
nations which favor or discriminate against
the United Btates, as the case may be.
Railroad Magnate is Completely
Isolated from World at His
DOCTOR TELLS OF CONDITION
Says Illness is Due to General
JUDGE L0VETT VISITS ARDEN
First Lieutenant Comes for Short
Conference, with Chief.
HARRIMAN STOCKS ARE WEAK
tnlon Pacific Drops Below BOO Mark
for First Time for Severn!
Days and Other laanea
ARDEN, N. Y., Aug. 2ft Whatever the
actual prognosis for Mr. liarriman's recov
ery. It Is evident that his family has de
termined that he shall make no further
sacrifices of vitality In the effort to reas
sure the publlo and buoy up the stock
market. No armed guards patrol his es
tate, but for all effective purposes of
human Intercourse his Isolation on his
mountain top Is as absolute as any devised
for an oriental potentate. Exoept the se
lected few of his own Immediate friends
not a soul sees him and no word from the
outer world reaches his chambered soli
tude. His "rest cure" Is absolute.
All approaches to the grounds are pick
eted and admission Is denied outsiders. The
telephone operator at Arden with access
on a direct line to the house has orders
to make no connections from the outside.
The mountain carriage road and the pri
vate railway to the heights are both for
bidden to everyone but the household. It
Is Impossible to reach Mr. Harrlman either
directly or Indirectly unless by his own
wish or that of his family.
Physician Talks of Patient.
Dr. Lyle, the family physician, bridged
the gap today wtlh a brief account of his
distinguished patient's progress. Mr. Har
rlman, he said, has been coi.llneil to the
bouse for the day by ruin, but his eager
inquisitive mind has been buy with the
roiistruction work still in progrcnH on his
hew home. And then Dr. Lyle luimhed.
"If a oertain physician would permit," h
said, "Mr. Harrlman would be out and on
the Job today, bossing the finishing
touches on the Incline railway himself.
"Mr. Harrlman passed a good night and
ate a hearty breakfast at 10 o'clock this
morning. His appetite la better and be
relishes good food and plenty of it.
"His present condition Is due to gen
eral nervous breakdown and there Is noth
ing be needs more than absolute rest.
JwdaTO Lerett at Ardrn.
Judge Robert S. Lovett, who baa been
mentioned as Mr. Harriinan's possible suc
cessor, came to Arden this afternoon for
another conference. Judge Lovett abso
lutely refused to discuss today the purpose
of his frequent visits. It is thought, how
ever, that with his first lieutenant so often
at his side, Mr. Harrlman cannot be wholly
out of touch with the market or completely
separated from business cares.
All the Harrlman children are now here.
Walter Aveiill Harrlman, the eldest son
and last to arrive, stepped off a train from
Chicago today and was whirled away by
one of his sisters In an automobile.
"I am not a public man yet," he said.
In declining an interview. "I have come
on here from the west about the time I
had Intended. That Is all I can say."
As chainman of a surveying gang on one
of his father's lines, young Harrlman haa
begun to learn railroading from the bot
Magnate Looks Better.
Charles T. Ford, superintendent of tbe
estate, came down the mountain tonight.
"I Just left Mr. Harrlman sitting on the
veranda," he said. "Us greatly enjoyed
the sweeping view of the valley below and
the fresh evening air after the rain. In
fact, Mr. Harrlman looked better and
brisker to me than at any time I have
seen him since his return.
"He takes the liveliest Interest In all the
vast amount of work on the place that
still remains to be done. He discussed with
me tonight his plans for the completion of
the house, the furniture and the beautiful
granite station at the base of the moun
tain. "It has to be a very small detail tbat
gets by Mr. Harrlman."
Union and Sonthern Paelfle Lend the
NEW TORK, Aug. 26. The state of Mr.
Harriman's health continued to be the
principal topic of interest to Wall street
today. There was little or no definite news '
to be had and In Its absence pesslmlstlo
rumors of varied charaoter held the fort
end set the Harrlman and allied stocks
spinning downward. The slaughter of
prices was attended by the usual list of
"dead" and "wounded" on the speculative
field. At the elose of the day's business,
which segregated mere than LSOO.OOO shares,
rrany pyramided accounts had evaporated
Into thin air and the clerical forces of most
brokerage houses were kept working long
Into the night issuing calls for addltloue
Since early in July It has been a Harrl
man or "one man" market, although lili
friends nd associates frequently have de
clared that the recent rise in Union I'aclflt
and Southern Pacific woe without his con
sei.t or connivance. Today's pes!mlstlo
gourlp therefore quickly acquired a strength
sufficient to give the entire market a con
vulsive downward movement.
The day's losses In the general list
ranged from 7H points In Union Pacific to
4 points In the preferred. 5 In Southern
Pacific, rt in Reading, 83S In New York
Central and In United States Steel.
In the less active Issues declines of from
two to four points were recorded by
Amalgamated Copper, American Cotton OH,
American Locomotive. Amtrlcan Smelting,
Atchison, Chicago & Northwestern, St.
Paul, General Electric, Oreat Northern,
Oregon certificates. Illlrois Central, Lake
TOrle Sc Western, National Lead, Northern
Pacific, People's Oas, Rork Island common
and preferred, United States Rubber and
As a matter cf fact, It now becomes evi
dent that the market has been without
substantial support since Monday of last
week. On that day, In spite of the fart
Uat Union Pacific then sold at 21 the
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