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    The Omaha Daily Bee
For Nebraska Tartly cloudy
For Iowa lncrpnsinK clondtnpM.
For weather report see pane 3.
PACES 1 TO 10.
Attempt to Raid Harriman Isiuei
and Depress Market Results
Supervisors for
Census Taking
In Big Cities
Family Serrioe Will Be Held at
Grand Secretary Mann Warns His
Arden Home Sunday Morning
at Ten O'clock.
Society on the Management ,
of Club Bars.
Willard E. Hotchkiss of Northwestern
University Has Charge of
Work in Chicago.
Union Pacific and Southern Pacific
Are Bid Up Rapidly.
Xuhn, Loeb & Co. .and City Bank
Interests Act in Unison.
Hankers Will Direct the Financial
Affairs of tbe Bin; System and
Operations Will Be Divided
Among; Chiefs.
NEW YORK, Sept. 10. Two beliefs con
cerning the death of Edward H. Harriman
came to be accepted as facts today: First.
that hlii great railroad organisation will
not be disturbed; second, that hs was a
victim of cancer.
That the financial world had thoroughly
discounted the great man's death and dis
sipated all (far of a panlo was attested by
one of the most remarkable scenes In the ,
history of the New York Stock exciiaiigv.
There, instead of a downward movement
of stocks, a sensational and spectacular ad
vance occurred, while In London and Berlin
railroad and Industrial securities showed
unusual strength. In all quarters, para
doxical as It may seem, the so-called Har
riman stocks were strong, and those of a
speculative turn who "went short" on the
theory that heavy declines would follow
Mr. Harrlman's death, suffered consider
able losses. The Kuhn-Loeb and National
City bank Interests will continue to act as
the chief financial agents for the Harriman
lines, but Just who will assume the head
of his vast affairs Is a matter of specula
tion. Division of Work.
It is generally understood that Jacob H.
Schlff and Judge K. S. Lovett will divide
between them the running of the complex
organisation built .up by . Mr. Harriman,
while others whose shoulders will bear
part of the burden are Julius Kruttschnltt,
vice president of the Southern Pacific and
director of' maintenance and operation of
the Harriman lines; Frederick 15. Under
wood, president ot the Erie; John C. Stubbs,
the trafflo manager of the Harriman lines;
L. F. Lores, president of the Delaware Y
Hudson; William F. Hsrron of San Fran
cisco and William Hood, chief engineer of
- the Southern Pacific
Tributes to Mr. Harriman were expressed
by men of note all. over, the world today.
The flag of the New York, Stock exchange
was half-masted, as were those on most
of the large banking Institutions. Tbe Har
riman offices In the city hall will remain
closed until Monday. On that day a meet
ing of the board of directors of the Union
Faeirto and Southern Paolflo railroads will
likely be held.
The following statement was given out
at the Union Pacific offices In this city
today: t
"The report published today . that Mr.
Harriman died at 1;30 p. m. la absolutely
"He died . at J:3S p. m., as was Imme
diately announced both at Arden and at
120 Broadway.
"Mrs. Simons did not arrive until after
his death and authorises me to deny that
aha Intended to make any statement fixing
the time. "W. O. LYLE.
took Market Active.
Wall street's response today to the death
of E. H. Harriman was a buoyantly strong
stock market, in which securities made sen
sational gains and held them to the end.
The volume of business was enormous-
well over 1,600,000 shares and to this vast
amount the better known Harriman stocks,
namely, Union Paclflo common and South
ern Paolflo alone contributed over one-third,
while other properties in which the late
magnate was more remotely Interested
added probably as much more to the sum
The day resulted In a complete rout
k of the short Interest, which was prob
ably more extensive than even the best
Informed had Imagined. Even before the
opening here It was evident from the tone
of American securities in London that
the strongest support was forthcoming.
Initial prices In New York dispelled all
doubt with advances In practically all Is
sues, though the Harriman stocks were
the lesders.
Shorts Scramble to Cover.
The Union Pnclfic and Southern Pa-
clflo trading posts were the center of at
traction and the enormous buying of both
stocks soon caused a hurried scramble
to cover. There was a brief session of
an opening price, but before the end of
the first hour, semi-official announcement
was made that the Kuhn, Loeb-Clty bank
"Interests were acting. In unison" and this
gave the market another uplift to a level
well above opening price.
By this time the bears were In a state of
utter demoralisation and there was talk
later In the day that a number of private
settlements had been made by over-extended
While the Harriman stocks were soaring
Wall street was teeming with rumors,
some' of which .hinted at m contest for
control of the Union Pacific road. None
took these rumors very seriously, but con
siderably more attention was paid to per
sistent rumors that J. P. Morgan at Co.
were buying heavily of Union Pacific
shares and that arrangements for taking a
tnamber ot the Morgan firm into the Union
pacific executive committee were already
completed. None of these stories was
either denied or confirmed in authoritative
Hauls Pace Maintained.
The market's rapid pace was maintained
to the end and at the close the extent of
the short covering was estimated all the
way from SOO.0C to 600,000 shares. There Is
little doubt, however, that no small part
of the day's operations represented buying
of an Investment character.
fio official statement was Issued by the
the day relative
tboae properties.
touch with the
for the statement
ins of construction
and development would go steadily for
Meetings of the Union Paclflo and South
' (Continued on Second Pag-) "
H Harriman officials during
I to ths future policy of
but banking Interests In
l situation were authority
J that Mr. Harrlman's pli
BEVERLY. Mass., Bept. 1ft A number of
the big city census supervisors were an
nounced today by President Taft and the
list of the higher officials of the thirteenth
oensus Is rapidly being completed. Only
about twenty-three apjolntments remain
to be definitely decided. Chicago, Brook
lyn, Philadelphia. Milwaukee. Pittsburg
and other large centers of population were
Included In the list made pontic tonight.
Among the cities where appointments are
yet to be made are New York, Washington
and Cincinnati.
The office of supervisor In the cities
such as New York, Chicago and Philadel
phia is an exceedingly lucrative position,
for In addition, to a salary the supervisor
gets an allowance for every name enumer
ated above a certain number. He also has
the disposition of an Immense amount of
patronage In the selection of enumerators.
Among today's appointments were the
Illinois, First district, Chicago and Cook
oounty, Willard E. Hotchklss.
Kentucky, Fifth district, Louisville, Jona
than Duff Reed.
Before leaving for Washington tonight Dl
rector of the Census Durand declared that
the men selected for supervisors In the
last cities were typical of the character
and standing of the supervisors selected
throughout the whole country. Mr. Hotch
klss, who will have charge -of Chicago and
all of Cook county. Is bead of the depart
ment of economics at Northwestern uni
versity and has also recently established
a school of commerce, a branch .of the
University of Chicago. Allen H. Wtllett,
named at Pittsburg, Is a professor of po
litical economy and statistics In the tech'
nlcal schools there and formerly held I
similar chair at Brown university.
Children Burn
by Father's Act
Three Out of Family of Eleven Dead
Because Gasoline Stove Was Filled
with Burner Lighted.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. lft Three of the
eleven children of Robert A. Walsh were
burned to death today In a fire which de
stroyed hia summer cottage ataWhite Bear
Other members of the family were
severely Injured in the blase which fol
lowed an . explosion of a gasoline stove
which the father was attempting to fUl
while one of the burners was lighted.
..The dead! .
CONSTANCE, months old.
ROBERT, 4 years old.
JOHN, S years old.
William, I years old, another son, was
terribly burned about the head, arms' and
cheat In an heroic attempt to save his
little brothers and sister, who were sleep
ing In the second story of the cottage.
Sarah, an older daughter, was also burned
about the arms, and Mr. Walsh was also
severely burned. Six of the children, in.
eluding those dead, were sleeping on th
second floor and were Imprisoned by th
flames, which quickly spread after the ex
Too Much Wind
for Aeroplanes
Flights at Brescia Are Postponed and
Spectators Threaten to Mob
BRESCIA, Italy, Sept. 10. There were no
aeroplane flights today, owing to the high
wind. The crowd which had gathered in
the aerodrome had become indignant be
cause no flights were made and threatened
to invade the course. Cavalry and car
bineers charged the people, fearing that 'an
attack would be made on the aeroplane
sheds. The committee finally placated the
people by Issuing a notice that today's
tickets would be good for tomorrow's ex
Among the visitors of Glenn H. Curtlss,
the American flyer, was Puoclnnl, the com
poser, and Gabriel D'Annunslo, the author.
D'Annunzio expressed his desire of flying
to experience the sensation, as the hero of
his next novel Is to be an aviator. Pucclnnl
said that "the throb of the aeroplane motor
is the muMo of the future."
Hering Famous
Gridiron and
Grand Worthy Vlo President Frank E.
Hertng ot the Eagles, who succeed Ber
nard J. Monaghan as grand worthy presi
dent, is a former star college foot ball and
base ball player. He was a member of
teams at the University of Chicago and at
Bucknell and Notre Dame colleges.
At the University of Chicago he was
classmate of Gordon and Henry Clarke ot
Omaha. Henry Clarke also was on the
Maroon foot ball team, ot which Herlng
was quarterback. 1
At Notre Dame Herlng was captain and
coach of the college nine on which Keul-
back. th Chicago Cub's great pitcher, se
cured his early training In base ball. Oo
this same team were five or six other
players who names are well known In
baa ball circle of th country.
The war Power, who was th catcher
for Notre Dame and who, after leaving
college, became the famous catcher for the
Philadelphia Athletics and who Is now
dead; Gibson, aa Inflelder, graduated Into
professional bas ball and played with th
Boston Nationals; Lock alexin, th clever
Indian pitcher, who became a wonder with
th Cleveland Naps; "Red" Brown, who
is oaptaln and manager of the Spokane
nine; McNlchola, new owner of th Logan
Squares, on of Chicago's beat senil-pro-
teaslonal tea is, and Pitcher Fleming, who
became a star In the Western league.
While at Chicago Hertng was quarter on
the eleven that was seat west to play Stan
ford and California universities. . Henry
Clark played eud oo this tamo.
Employes of Estate Will Attend This
Ceremony at Church.
Workmen Are Blasting Grave Out of
Solid Rock.
Probability that Work Ontllnea or
Late Magnate M ill Be Completed
Under Direction of Mies
Mary Harriman.
ARDEN, N. Y., Sept. 10. Arrangements
tor the funeral on Sunday of Edward H.
Harriman were concluded at a family coun
cil In the silent library of the great house
on Tffwer Hill. First his family, then tbe
simple folk of the valley and hillside, who
for twenty years regarded him as their
friend and benefactor, will pay their trtb
ute of respect. The day's ceremonies wilt
end with a burial service and Interment,
which will be attended only by relatives
and personal friends.
Family services will be held at Arden
House at 10 o'clock Sunday morning and
holy oommutilon will be celebrated at 11
o'clock at St. John's Episcopal church,
Arden. This service will be open to em
ployes of the estate and residents of the
neighborhood. Rev. J. Holmes McGulness,
rector of St John s, will deliver a memor
ial address.
The burial service will take place at St.
John's at S p. m. This will be conducted
by Rev. William Creswell Doane, Episcopal
bishop of Albany, and Arohdeacon Nelson
of St. John the Divine, of New York, as
sisted by Dr. McGulness. The Interment
will folio in the-Harriman private bury
ing ground, a stone's throw southeast of
the church.
Service avt Chorch.
Although It has been announced that the
S o'clock services wUl be private, the mem
bers of ths family and the friends Invited
to attend will fill the little Episcopal
ohapel, with Its seating capacity of barely
ISO. Twenty-two carriages have been en
gaged by ths family to convey the party
from the house to the church. These are
In addition to the many vehicles belonging
to the Arden House establishment- Muslo
will be furnished at the main service by
tbe choir of Grace churoh. New York. Dr.
McGulness, who gave out these details to
night, said that the funeral program had
been arranged with no desire for ostenta
tion. Both Bishop Doane and Archdeacon
Nelson were asked to officiate because they
were close personal friends of Mr. Harri
man. Judging by the preparations which are
being made throughout the neighborhood,
it Is evident that half the population of
the nearby villages will attend the publio
service. Carriages are already being held
at exorbitant rates for use on Sunday.
Grave In Soils! Rock.
Seventy men tolled on the Arden hillsides
In the pouring rain all day today preparing
for the funeral of thetr late master. Six
were blasting a grave from the solid rock
of the private graveyard near St. John's
church; the others were smoothing the J
three miles of road over which the body
will be carried to Its last resting place.
All afternoon the Sabbathlike stillness of
the green hillsides was broken by the notae
ot explosions.
Tbe grave Is being blasted and quarried
out of the blue stone which lies but a
few Inches below the surface of the ground.
After the top layer of earth was scraped
away, an automobile brought drills and
powder from the top ot the hill and the
workmen began their toilsome progress
through the rock.
With a majority of the BOT men employed
on the Harriman estate Idle, Arden, Turner
and vicinity had little to do today but dis
cuss Mr. Harrlman's death and the ques
tions It raises. Until the death certificate
Is filed with E. P. Fitch, the town clerk
ot Highland Mills, there Is no way of as
certaining the verdict of his physician.
Dr. W. O. Lyle.
Cancer Theory Doubted.
The Vienna dispatch ot today declaring
that Dr. Struempel, the distinguished Aus
trian specialist, diagnosed Mr. Harrlman's
complaint as cancer, was shown Dr. Mc
Gulness tonight at hia rectory.
"I never beard cancer mentioned by any
(Continued on Second Page.)
With Other
Diamond Stars
In th Stanford gam neither side scored
In the first half, but Chicago by using a
short pass won out In the final half, the
score being St to 1 That year Stanford
was coached by Walter Camp, who had
been hired for the express purpose of beat
ing the Maroons.
While playing with Chicago Herlng In
augurated the passing of the ball from cen
ter to quarter to fullback. Bator that time
It had been customary to roll the baU back
to the fullback.
Hertng was on the Maroon eleven for
three year 1&SM-S6. After leaving Chi
cago he went to Bucknell, where he played
In the aeaaon of UM. Tbe next fall he went
to Notre Dame, always playing quarter
back. During his foot ball career he never
weighed more than U0 pound.
In l&tf Herlng played center field on the
Maroon bas ball team that came to Omaha
and met th nine representing the Uni
versity club.
He went to Notre Dame because he was
given a position as athletic director. Reul
back was one of the first twlrlera to whom
he gave Instruction. He says th big fallow
had all th natural qualifications for a
twlrler and that h did not need much
That Grand Vice President Hertng has not
become a "has been" In baa ball Is proved
by th faot that on August SI he pitched a
game against th Sitka, Alaska, nine for a
tam from th Steamship be Croix and won
It That was th first defeat the Sitka
players had suffered In several years,
From the Washington Star.
Chicago Saloon Keeper Tells
Agreement with Inspectors.
aye Money Paid to Official at
Desplalne Street Station and at
III Horns Bom Instances j
Are Cited.
CHICAGO, Sept. 10. Payment of bribe
money to Edward McCann while he was
Inspector of police at the Desplalnes Street
station for protection of establishments was
testified under oath today In Judge Barns'
court by Louts Frank, a member of the
saloon firm of Frank In-other and-one of
the principal witnesses for the state. 'This
testimony was given after two attempts
of attorneys for the defense to free Mc
Cann on technicalities had been frustrated.
Frank testified that he first met McCann
In the Inspector's office at the Desplalnes
street police station In March, 1608, through
Police Sergeant Charles Hawkins and that
later the inspector sent for him. He de
scribed his visit to tbe Inspector In re
sponse to this request and testified that In
his office the police official asked him to
collect money which the proprietors ot
Illegal establishments would bring to him.
' Payments at Station,
"What was the agreement?" asked
State Attorney Wayman.
"They were to pay me 1200 for each
house," replied the witness.
"When did they hand the money to you?"
"To myself, or my brother or the book
keeper." "When did collections commence?"
"The first of each month."
"W'here did you deliver the money?"
"At the police station, to McCann."
In answer to the next question, Frank
said McCann told him op one occasion that
he had to be careful as "they" were after
"What did the defendant say?" asked Mr.
" 'Don't pin any more slips onto the
money as you have been doing. Oive me
the money separately and make out your
own record.' " ,
"Did you ever pay McCann this graft
money elsewhere than at the station?"
"Yes, at his home." ,
"Did you ever go there with anyone?"
"I went with Max Plummer. A woman
was arrested. I went to the Inspector's
room and told him that Plummer wanted
him to fix It up so the woman would not
be sent to prison. McCann told me It
would cost $300 If he did. I went out and
told Plummer what the Inspector said, and
Plummer aald he could pay only 1260. I
went and told McCann. He agreed and I
got the money from Plummer."
Frank also told how he bought three
barrels of alcohol at 12 80 a gallon out of
his own money and sent It to the Inspect
or's house at the latter' request. He also
testified that on several occasions he had
collected money from Illegal resorts, which
he paid to McCann.
Unftalo Gap Kalr.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., Sept. 10 (Spe
cial.) The annual fair of the Buffalo Gap
Fair association will be held on October
7. S and . at Buffalo Gap. The officer
of the association are: President, F. M.
Stewart; vice president, Daniel Mosler; secretary-treasurer,
W. H. Palmer; superin
tendent. Wood Smith; superintendent of
the women's department, Mrs. F. M.
Let us help you
find the room you
On the want ad. pages of
The Bee you will find a list
of practically . every vacant
room in Omaha. The people
who have rooms to rent are
learning that the way to se
cure tenants is to advertise
the rooms in The Bee.
Hav you
yet, today t
read tba want U,
Corn Exports
Show Big Gain
For Last Month
Twice as Much Sent Abroad in August
as in Same Period Last
WASHINGTON, Sept. W. Double the
amount of corn . was exported from the
United States In August over that month
a year ago, while less than one-half the
amount of wheat and a little more than
one-half the amount of wheat flour was
exported last month over August a year
ago, according to a statement of the bu
reau of statistics of the Department of
Commerce and Labor, Issued today.
There was a decrease of more than $10,
000,000 In the values of exports of domestlo
breadstuffs, meat and dairy products, food
animals, cotton and mineral oils from the
United States this August over August a
year ago and a decrease 6f $94,000,000 for the
eight months ending August SI, over the
corresponding period of last year. The to
tal value of those exports for last August
was $30,120,112, divided as follows:
Corn $ RKl.4
Wheat 6. MS, 470
Wheat flour 8, 277, Ml
All rtther f nnrifit nf f . H'Hi 77ti
I Meat and dairy products S,too,lS4
cattle, hogs and sheep e95.94
Cotton 7,112,724
Mineral oils 7,629,184
For the eight months' period ending with
August the value of these exports was
$431,940,924,' every article showing a decrease
except corn and cotton. While the exports
of corn were more than l.OOO.OOO bushels less
than the first eight months of 1908, the
value was $434,626 more.
Cotton exports Increased 68,743,646 for the
eight months' period, but with a decrease
In value of $19,211,364.
Privileges Come
with the Loan
State Department Notified that Allot
ment Will Be Between Four
WASHINGTON, Sept. lO.-The State de
partment Is Informed that negotiations re
garding the allotment of the Hankow-Sze-Chuen
loan are nearlng completion. An of
ficial announcement Is expected soon set
ting forth that the United State, Germany,
Great Britain and France have each been
allotted approximately one-fourth that
whole amount; that the United States,
Germany and Great Britain will be given
Important financial privileges In China and
that each nation will be permitted to fur
nish materials for the construction of tho
roads and to name the chiefs of engineers.
Lord Rosebery Denounces
Budget and Its Authors
GLASGOW, 6ept. 10. Lord Rosebery
finally cut himself adrift from modern rad
icalism, as exemplified by the House of
Commons nowadays, and in a "straight
talk" today to the business men of the
North vehemently denounced the budget
and Its authors. The ex-premler's speech
has been eagerly awaited by those opposed
to the budget, as it was expected to give
a lead to the House of Lords and furnUh
a platform for a fight for a general elec
tion on which the moderates ot ail parties
would be able to foregather.
Lord Rosebery, who prefaced his re
marks by kaying that he Intended to ex
press his unadorned opinion without quips
or cranks, characterized the budget as
"a revolution which put the future of
Great Britain In the melting pot and
which In the beet Interests of the nation
should not become law."
lie declared that the f'.rbt result of the
budget would be' au Immediate increase In
the racks of the unemployed through a
great dupletlon of capital. The argument
advanced for taxing land applied logically
Explorer's Story is Regarded
Vindication of Dr. Cook.
He Will Reach New York September
21 on Steamship Oscar II
Great ' Crowd Bids Him
PARIS, Sept. 10. The first Installment of
Commander Peary's recital of his exped
ition to the North pole a as published In
a special edition of the Matin today and
has had an enormous sale. As notice has
been given that the article was copy
righted the other newspapers handled It
with care, but In their comment there Is
noticeable a disposition to criticise. This
is perhaps due to the fact that Commander
Peary's "reflections" upon Dr. Cook are
considered ungenerous.
The Temps is especially caustic and ex
presses the opinion that the first part
of Peary's recital la really favorable to
Dr. Cook. It says that Peary's story Is
obscure and even Inconsistent, pointing out
particularly that whereas his diary up to
March 15, Is scrupulously, there
after it shows a hiatus and the dates are
obscured and confusing. For Instance,
when the story stops, Captain Bartlett had
been sent back. "The expedition was 87.47
and still far from the pole," the Temps
Peary Proceeds Alone.
"Peary now proceeds alone and what
ever suspicion was raised against Dr. Cook
Is equally applicable to him. Peary's re
cital up to the present time offered noth
ing more worthy of credence than Cook' a
If It is ,true, as confirmed, that the polar
obsession creates a sort of madness, many
hypothesis, even the most unfavorable. Is
permissible against both explorers,"
The Figaro says: "Nothing Is more pain
ful than the spectacle of this quarrel on
the threshold of glory. It embarrasses the
sympathy which naturally goes out to
these two great men. Returning to civili
zation they encounter jealousy, envy, cal
umny, ignoble bickering and hatred of
success; they become the prey of parlor
explorers and savants, who raise objec
tions where thoy risked their lives. Their
calumny is not ended. Their affirmations
will be discussed by societies and savants
with a keen desire to find them wrong and
convict them of falsehood."
The Illustration prints a full page picture
of Dr. Cook, entitled, "Hero or Impostor?"
The Illustration says it offered to pub
lish a reproduction of a page of Dr. Cook's
diary, and notes of hi observations on
April 21. 1908. the day when he arrived at
the pole, but that Dr. Cook declined the
offer, saying that the documents were on
their way to the United States.
Cook Leaves Copenhagen.
COPENHAGEN, Sept. 10. Dr. Frederick
A. Cook left Copenhagen today on the first
stage of his Journey homeward! apparently
(Continued on Second Page.)
to consols and other forms of realised
property. Scores of millions were lying
Idle In the banks at the present moment
owing to the apprehension regarding the
financial policy of the government, which
proposed to treat all landlords aa pariahs.
If the Lloyd-George budget was the only
alternative to tariff reform. Lord Rose
bery declared many would cease to defend
tho doctrine of free trade. He said the
government was dallying with socialism,
which was the end of all things.
The interest In what Ird Kosebery had
to say was ao widespread that one enter
prising London newspaper received reports
of his speech by telephone from Glasgow
to London, a distance of over 400 miles,
and had verbatim eight columns of what
he said on the street a few minutes after
the speech was completed.
Lord JU sebery's address wii discussed
keenly In "he House of Common and the
prevailing t pinion In the lobbies seemed to
be that th fat of th flnanc bill had
been sealed thereby and that th House of
Lords would, reject It.
Forty Per Cent of Failure of Lodges
Charged to Buffet.
Recommends Restrictive Measures
and Pleads for Clean Bars.
Grand Worthy President Monaahan
and Grand Worthy VIre President
Herlnar Rnthoalnatle Over
Contlna; Convention.
The club room cafe, or social room, and
Its regulation will be the principal topic
touched upon by Secretary Conrad H.
Mann of Milwaukee In his annual report to
the Eagles, when they meet In national
convention In Omaha next week.
Secretary Mann says he believes In buf
fets where tho aerie Is able to keep one
and where It Is properly regulated, but he
will show In his report that they are not
always conducted properly and that poorly
conducted buffet have been the cause of
the giving up of half the charters ot those
lodges which are now defunct.
According to the secretary most of the
buffets are conducted in the right manner
and from these no evils hav grown up.
But at the name tlmo ha will denounce
the way In which certain other aeries have
conducted their buffets and will tell of
the danger that threatens the Order of
Eagles because of these few aeries main
taining buffets that are a disgrace to the
giand order.
"At least 40 per cent of th serins that
have become defunct," his report will
read, "can charge their untimely and dis
honorable death to the fact that the buf
fet room was allowed to take precedence
over the beneficial features of our order.
Hardly had some of these aeries been or
ganized and before the members had a
chance to acquulnt themselves with the
constitution and to realize what a great
fraternity they had really affiliated with,
a buffet was started and often the money
from the general fund was used to buy
fixtures and liquor for this buffet.
Some Went Into Debt.
"In other cases aeries contracted debts
far beyond what they could expect to pay
for years to come, and In consequence of
such debts, when members became sluk
there was no money to pay their just
"In addition to this Illegal expenditure,
many buffets were conducted In an un
buslneasllke manner; no books were kept,
and members were allowed to run accounts
and when pressed for settlement became
"In many Instances loud and boisterous
conduct was tolerated, and Intoxication,
If not openly allowed, was at least tacitly
permitted by the officers. I find cases on
record where fistic encounters have taken
place between members when In a mora
or less Intoxicated condition. t
"All thee things have a tendency to
belittle our great fraternity, and If thesa
evils are not corrected at once wherever
they do exist, such aeries will soon be
listed as 'defunct.'
"I am a firm believer In a properly con
ducted buffet, wherever an aerie Is In con
dition to keep one. I also am a firm be
liever that the laws now governing the
conduct of buffets should be so changed
aa to protect every individual, the general'
fund, the good name of the aerie and also
the Fraternal1 Order of Eagles."
Officer Are Enthusiastic.
Grand Worthy President B. J. Monaghan
of the Eagles has arrived from Philadelphia
and is bubbling over with enthusiasm for
the convention.
"Without any doubt in my mind," he
said, "the grand aerie at Omaha will be
tho best Eagles have ever held. I have no
doubt the attendance will exceed either ,
that at Seattle or Milwaukee. The eastern
states are preparing to send large oon
tlngents here."
President Monaghan was noncommittal
on the vice presidential race. He declared
he knew nothing about it. He declared
also that he had no Idea what city would
secure tho 1910 convention.
Grand Worthy Vloe President Frank, E.
Herlng, who becomes the next president
by the natural order of succession. Is tak
ing no active part in the politics of the
convention. He would not discuss the con
test for his present office. He, however,
tslked freely about the convention and,
like President Monaghan, prophesied a
banner gathering for Omaha,
Grady Tooted as Winner,
The way the wind Is blowing among the
most Influential officer of th Eagles and
an indication of what may be expected. In
the vice prehldentlal contest Is to be
gleaned from the statements of a promi
nent committeeman. This officer declares
the contest for the highest elective office
of the Eagles Is practically settled now,
and that Thomas F. Grady, stat senator
of New York, Is certain to be elected to
the position, John 8. Parry of San Fran
cisco, who has been mentioned as th
chief opponent of Urady, stands no show
at all, in the opinion of this otfioer.
From this talk by an officer who Is
known to be next to all the politics It Is in
ferred that the machine la bock of Grady
and that it will force the other candidates
Into submission by the day of the election.
This -machine, It is understood, will hav a
slate of all the officers and will have no
trouble In rushing It through. On this
slute will be the name of Conrad Mann
of Kansas City for re-electlou as grand
worthy secretary.
Secretary Mann's report, which will b
presented to the convention next Tuesday,
will show that the Eagle during th year
have added nlnety-flvu aeries to the roster;
that sixty-six aerie have lurrendered
their charter, and that there are at pres
ent l.ttol aeries.
Yankton's Auraaural.
YANKTON, 8. D.. Sept. 10 (Special )
Th aauessed valuation of the city of Yank
ton, as returned by the Htate Board of
Equalization, was submitted to the council
this week and was In total ILiW.fcW, of
which amount $0,uo0 was porsonal, fcwfc.Ooo
real estate and the railroads ware valued
at SOT.OuO.