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    The Omaha Daily Bee
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Is (he tnoit ' poererfal balnM
(totter In the west, becane tt itoeg
to the horn en of poor and rich.
For Nebraska Generally falt
For Iowa Generally fair.
For weather report nee page 8.
President of United States Has
Twelve Strenuous Hours at First
Stop on Long Trip.
Americans Will
Return to Work
At Schocnville
They Will March to Plant This Morn
President Taft Says Improvement
of Administration of Justice is
Greatest Question.
Result of Vote by Eagles Will Bo
Announced at Grand Aerie Ses
sion in Forenoon.
ing, Despite Threats Made by
Hundred Fifty Thousand Massed
Along South Side Boulevards.
With 30,000 Other Far. ' Seel
Chicago Lose, j t
Ma km Addresses at Lane ' 't
Commercial Clab aad at U
Meeting la OrrhMtra Hi
ta the Eventa. ,
CHICAGO, Sept. m.-Preeldent Taft dur
lns a stay of twelve eventful houra In
Chicago today, plunged with a will Into
the long program of entertaining that
awaits him on hla long western and south
ern Itinerary. With perfect weather and
crowds that fairly fought to catch a
glimpse of the chief executive, this, the
first city to be visited, aet a high mark
of enthusiastic weloome which the presi
dent seemed deeply to appreciate.
From the moment he stepped off the
roar platform of his private car at a tem
porary station on the outskirts of the
city until he retired late tonight on board
the train which will take him to Mllwauk
kee tomorrow morning, the president's
journeying of thirty miles or more over
the city's streets, and parkways led him
through lanes of massed humanity that
were kept open with the greatest dif
ficulty on the part of the police.
Bear Twelve Roars.
Beginning with an automobile trip In re
view of 1M),000 school children, four deep
on either side of the park boulevards, the
president's day was replete with incident.
He attended and spoke briefly at a lunch
eon of the Commercial club, viewed an ex
hibit of ambitious plans for the Improve
ment and beautifloatlon of Chicago plans
which the president said he hoped would
be realized by Chicago pluck and energy
attended tho regular National league base
ball game between the Chicago champion
'Cubs" and the famous New York
"Giants," dined quietly with the Hamilton
club at the Congress hotel, made a notable
address to a mass meeting in Orchestra
ball this evening and as a finale attended
(or a few minutes the ball of the American
Bankers' association at the Auditorium.
Greeting of Children.
Mr. Taft was deeply Impressed by the
greeting of tho school children, each one
of which waved a little American Tag and
sang and cheered as he passed. The presi
'dent reeU Jho t.Co,msnsnnial club
luncheon to the impression the smiling
faces and the fresh youig voices of tho
children had made upon him and declared
it was not often given to a man be he
president or not to receive such a wel
come. At the National league grounds this aft
ernoon the president saw his biggest base
ball crowd. There Were more than 30,000
people ecktd lnlu the stands and bleach
ers and overflowing Into the playing field.
The president sat In one of the open sec
tions of the double-dt.ckfcd stand and thor
oughly enjoyed a brilliant game In which
the two greatest pitchers of the league
-' Mathewson of New York and Brown of
Chicago faced each other. New York won.
but the crowd had some compensation In
cheering the president, who remained to
the end and waited to wave a farewell to
the bleacher throngs that poured across
the field in a perfect avalanche when the
, last "sub" had struck out.
Shakes Hands with Players.
President Taft when he first reached
the park, went down on the field and
hook hands with the members of both
of the teams. Proceeding then to the re
served section in the stand, he held an
impromptu reception, during which he
met "Pop" Anson, the famous old Chi
cago player: Garry Herrmann, president
of the National base ball commission and
John A. Heydler. president or me National
lease. Mr. Heydler was Invited to a seat
just behind the president and throughout
the game Mr. Taft fiequently referred to
him for expert opinion on some of the
plays and decisions of the umpire. Charles
W. Murphy, president of the Chicago club,
la which the president's brother is a part
Owner, also was with the president (or
a part of the game.
"Texas" Kelliy, the editor of the San
Antonio Light and Gazette, who rode all
the way from Ban Antonio to Chicago to
present a formal Invitation to Mr. Taft
to visit that city, also met the president
at the ball game. He was in typical cow
boy costume and had reached Chicago on
horse from the Taft ranch in Texas only
this morning. The president assured Mr.
Heilly that he was looking forward to his
visit to Ban Antonio on October 17 with
a great deal of pleasure. Mayor Galvln of
Clnclnuatt called in the stand to pay hla
respects end' received a hearty "Hello,
Jniui." from the president.
la President's Box.
Secretary of War Dickinson sat at tho
president's right. Governor Den sen at his
left and General Frederick D. Urant in
'. trout On the surrounding seats were mem
bers of the president's party and members
of the Hamilton club, which succeeded the
Comu.erctal olub during the afternoon as
lions to the distinguished visitor.
Mr. Taft received moet hearty cheers
tiuiu the base ball enthusiasts, especially
when he stood up with the reel of the
"fans" at the beginning of the "lucky sev
enth." Although the Inning brought only a
blank for the home club, the crowd appro
bated the president's good intentions. Once
luring the game Mr. Taft was asked by
one of his party: "Mr. President, who are
you for. Chicago or New YorkT"
"I'm tor Cincinnati," declared the presi
dent. With an anxious look at the score
board, which showed a S to S tie between
Cincinnati and' Pittsburg la the seventh
s but Just than the score-board boy marked
' jp four for Pittsburg In the eighth and
two in the ninth, and the president de
clared amid laughter that he was dumb
founded. Agra Prelate Is 111.
j.Ol lrfVIl.l.K. Ky . Sept. IS. Right Rev.
illlam George MoC'loskey, bishop of
luisllle and the oldest living Catholic
wrelate in the United tSates, Is seriously
fW hare. He U M years old.
PITTSBURG. Sept. IS. With the Ameri
can flag at the head of their column, the
American workmen employed In the
Pressed Steel Car company plant In Scho
envll!e will fall into line at :1B o'clock
tomorrow morning and march to the works.
Since the American and foreign strikers
have split, the Americans have decided
to return to work as they are satisfied
with conditions In the car plant since
the strike was declared off last week.
Throughout the strike district, the Amer
icans made It known to the foreign strikers
that If Insult was offered to the flag the
offender would be shot dead. It Is ac
cepted that the majority of the marchers
In tomorrow morning's unique labor par
ade will go armed.
The announcement late today that the
Americans would return to work was
met with defiance from the foreign strik
ers who threaten to stop all attempts of
persons to resume work inside the car
plant stocade.
Violence and dlorder such as characterized
the last trouble marked the new strike to
day at the plant of the Pressed Bteel Car
company at McKee'a. Bocks. A large num
ber of men were roughly handled, street cars
were compelled to stop running between
McKee's Rocks and Schoenvllle and within
a few hours after daylight everything was
at a standstill. Several thousand strikers
were stationed at the O'Donovan bridge
and along Nlchol avenue and Oeorge street,
the scene of the fatal riot August 22.
The present strike had Its Inception yes
terday when the foreign workmen quit their
positions, alleging that men imported dur
ing the last strike were being retained as
bosses. The striking employes claim the
company agreed to discharge the men.
Johnson's Condition
is More Hopeful
Physicians Say Minnesota Governor
is Resting Easy and Condition
is Satisfactory.
ST. PAUL. Sept. 16. Although the night
was one of anxiety at the bedside of Gov
ernor Johnson In St. Mary's hospital at
Rochester, the morning reports received
here Indicate his condition is much more
From the bulletin Issued by Dr. Mayo
at B o'clock today It was learned that at 3
o'clock this morning Qovernor Johnson was
In a precarious condition. This fact was
given out at the time. At 8:30 Dr. Mc
Nlvan stated that the governor's condition
was ntuch improved.
Frank A. Day, governor Johnson's pri
vate secretary, talked .with Dr. William
I J. Mayo ovef ' the . telephone anrd quoted
Dr. Mayo as saying that the condition wus
dieldedly more hopeful this morning. He
said the governor displayed splendid nerve
last night, that his voice was strong and
ha was cheerful. Dr. Mayo said that Gov
ernor Johnson at times spoke to him Jok
ingly about his condition.
At 11 a. m. St. Mary's hospital Issued the
following bulletin:
Governor Johnson Is resting easy.. Pulse
104, temperature normal; condition satis
factory. ROCHESTER. Minn.. Sept. 10. At 1:30
o'clock this afternoon Dr. McNevIn Issued
the following bulletin: ,
Governor Johnson Is sleeping fltfullv.
Pulse 90, temperature 88.S. Gas pains gone.
If Governor Johnson passes safely
through the crlfUs expected late this after
noon or tonight, he will probably recover.
Reynolds Takes
the Appointment
Acting Secretary of Treasury Goes on
Tariff Board Meeting May
Be Soon.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 16.-Actlng Secre
tary of the Treasury James B. Reynolds
has telegraphed to President Taft his ac
ceptance of the appointment as a member
of the tariff board. No date has bten
t.xed for Mr. Reynolds' retirement fiom
the assistant secretaryship, nor is It known
yet who will succeed him. The arrange
ments for the meeting of me tariff board
are still incomplete, although the first ses
sion may be held for preliminary organ
isation within a few days at the Treasury
department. ,,
Amerlraa Telephone aad Telegraph
Company Owas All Subsidiary
Lines la New York.
BOSTON. Sept. 11 It became known to
day that the American Telephone and Tele
graph company has aoqulred nearly $16,
000,000 worth of New York Telephone com
pany stock owned by the Western Union
Telegraph company. This gives the Amer
ican company control. This move insures,
in the near future, the consolidation in a
single huge telephone company, of all the
Bell subsidiaries operating In New York
Anterio Polio-Myelitis
Afflicts Five Families
The strange disease, at first supposed
to be spinal menengitis by reason of its
simlllarlty with that disease, nas struck
Omaha and children in five families are
afflicted wth it- The cases have been re
ported to the health department of the
city and physicians of the department are
co-operating with other praoliUoners in an
effort to eradicate It.
Physicians analyse the strange disease as
anterio polio-myelitis.
Two children, S and t years of age. in
the family of Mr. Rudolph, 2 North Six
teenth street, are afflicted with the strange
disease, as well as the following children:
Dorothy Waltgren, S years of age, 2214
North Twenty-first street; Michael Lee, I
years of age, ldli Davenport street; Mil
dred Bendorf, 4 years of age, 60T South
Tweaqr-nlath street, and Ruth Gibson. 1
Bill to Be Drafted to Eliminate
Law's Delays.
Procedure of Federal Courts to Be
Pattern for Others.
Executive Maya He Will Recommend
la Ills First Message Passage of
Law to Limit Abase of
the Writ.
CHICAGO, Sept. 16. Speaking with great
earnestness to a mass meeting In Orches
tra hall tonight, President Taft declared
that no question before the American peo
ple today Is more Important than the im
provement of the administration of Justice
and , announced .lis Intention of recom
mending to congress the appointment of a
commission to take up the question of the
law's delay in the federal courts. The
president said he hoped that the report
of this commission, when rendered, would
serve also as a guide to the states of the
union In effecting remedial legislation.
The president, at the end of a day of
sightseeing, of base ball, of receptions
and dining, received an uproarious greeting
whan he reached Orchestra hall tonight
to make the only set speech of his stay In
Chicago. Recalling that It was In this
same hall during the campaign of a year
ago that he faced an audience of more
than 1,800 worklngmen and made one of
the crucial addresses of his candidacy, the
president assured hts hearers that he had
not forgotten his campaign promises and
the platform declarations of his party.
Labor and Injunctions.
Mr. Taft devoted the entire first part of
his speech to the subject of labor and
said he Intended to recommend to congress
in his first message legislation to carry
out the platform promise as to Injunc
tionsthat no Injunction or restraining
order should be Issued without notice ex
cept where Irreparable Injury would re
sult from delay, In which case a speedy
hearing should be granted.
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The president declared anew his belief
In organised labor and congratulated the
leaders of the movement that they have
set their faces like flint against the doc-
! trlnes of the socialist.
Taking up next the subject of the courts
the president asserted with earnest em
phasis that the administration of criminal
law today Is a disgrace to American civil
ization. Ashamed of the fact, as Amerl
eana might well -be, he declared that the
poor man has "hot how an equal eppor
tuntty with the rich litigant, and said It
was hlB purpose to do what he could to
place the poor man on a more equal foot
ing. The president frequently was interrupted
with cheers.
Addresa of President.
President Taft spoke at Orchestra Hall
as follows:
"Mv fellow citizens of Chicago It is
.Hi ft about a year ago tonight that I made
a speech lu this hall to some 1,800 mem
bers of the railroad labor unions, In which
I attempted to convince thorn that there
was nothing In my decisions as a circuit
Judge in Injurtlon cases which ought to J
make them vote against me for the presi- I
i dency. It was a critical question In the
campaign and aa I review that whole
I controversy there was hardly another
'i-ptech In my campaign of greater Impor
tance to me than that one; and In view of
the result of the election I look back upon
it now with especial Interest. This hall,
then-fore suggests one of the subjects upon
which I shall speak to you.
"You will remember, perhaps, that tho
head of labor organizations who had de
clared for my opponent, was anxious to
carry the whole union labor vote against
me and as the ground for his action was
my decUion as a Judge. I was put under
the burden which I think no other candidate
for the presidency ever had to bear of
explaining and defending In a political
come t the decisions which I had made as
a Jude upon the bench. It was assumed
by many, who thought themselves fam
iliar with the situation that I would lose
a Urge part of the labor vote which had
heretofore been evenly divided between
the republicans and the democrats. The
result showed that this assumption was
Incorrect and that labor men union labor
as well as nonunion labor men thought
for themselves, voted according to their
own Judgment and determined, not to be
delivered as a body to one party or the
other and on the whole, I do not think In
that election I suffered materially from
the loss of labor votes. In the discussion
1 asserted that I was as much Interested
as any one In maintaining the cause of
labor, when labor, organized or unorgan
ised, by proper methods sought to better
Its condition by legislation or otherwise.
I eald that I expected to recommend to
congress, if I were elected, that Inter
state railroads be required to adopt any
additional devices useful for the purpose
of saving of life or In averting injury of
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years of age, 1W5 Clark street.
The Rudolph children are now rapidly
Dr. R. W. Connell, city commissioner of
health, has addressed letters to all physi
cians in the city calling attention to the
new disease and Impressing upon them the
necessity of promptly reporting any cases
they may know of, whether they are sure
It is "Polo-myelltls" or not.
"Our department will gladly give any as
sistance possible In eradicating this new
disease aa It is to the interest of the health
of the city that it be stamped out," said
the comralslsoner. "The cltyp labaratory
Is open for physicians to make tests and
our city bacteriologists and our physician
will do all we can."
The new disease first made Its appearance
In Grade Island a few weeks 040.
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Question is Discussed by Savings
Section of Bankers' Association.
Question of State Insurance Is Con
sidered, bat No Voire la Raised
In Its Favor ' Officer
An Elected.
CHICAGO, Sept. 16. Not a voice was
raised today In defense of the postal
savings bank plan in the sessions of the
American Banker association convention,
nor was there a word uttered in favor of
guaranty deposit state or national banks.
Informal reports in speeches and In Im
promptu remarks both Ideas were repeat
edly scored by the assembled bankers who
were apparently of one mind in opposing
the two remedies offered for the relief
of financial conditions. '
The morning session of the 'Savings bank
section opened with n 'iietm of wel
come by Henry S. ' Heneehen of Chicago
who lead the attack" on the postal sav
ings bank by declaring that if' the good
of the country demanded, that the ex
perience of trusted and Intelligent men as
custodians of the peoples' savings be dis
regarded and the custodianship turned
over to third -and fourth case postmas
ters, the bankers would acquiesce, but
that "If the welfare of the country did
not demand such action the bankers would
protest in no uncertain tones."
President's Annual Report.
The president of the section, John H.
Johnson of Detroit In his annual report.
argued against postal savings banks and
Insisted that the savings deposits be safe
guarded against all posalbllty of loss.
President George M. Reynolds, the head
of the bankers' association congratulated
the savings bank Bectlon on Its steady
opposition to the postal savings bank
A new note was Injected into the pro
ceedings by E. L. Robinson of Baltimore,
who In his remarks on "The department
of mercy" emphasized the help which sav
ings banks 'could be to depositors by ad
vising them and extending to them sym
pathy and encouragement.
President Reynolds, in his remarks, also
prophesied that within a year there would
be such a revision of the national banking
laws as would permit national banks to
accept savings deposits.
Taxation of Hanks.
While the savings banks section was
holding its meeting the members of the
standing law and federal legislative com
mittees of the association discussed the
question of securing national legislation
placing the taxation of banking institutions
on an equal basis. .James P. Helm of
Louisville. Ky., reported an exhaustive
analysis of the varying conditions of taxa
tion of bank capitalisation In the different
states and urged the passage of a law
making the rate of taxation uniform. At
Its session In the fall the standing law
committee will further consider the ques
tion. Late In the meeting of the savings bank
section a resolution was offered to put the
section on record as favoring the segrega
tion of savings deposits, but after some
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You learn withyour
first automobile.
Isn't a second-hand
machine to start
with apretty good
You will find a chance to
get a really good car cheap, if
you watch the ads under the
"Automobile" heading on the
want ad page.
Some men, you know, who bare)
too much money, sell their car
every year so as to have the latest
make. Borne people who own cars
move away. Some who thought
their taste was for autoa. change
their minds. They usually adver
tise them for sale In The Bee.
Watch the Want Ad page. It pays.
Rich Alabama
Woman is Shot
Dead by Niece
Mrs. Will Nowling Killed Near Pol
lard by Enraged Woman, Who
Used Shotgun.
BRETVTON. Ala., Sept. 16. News reached
here today of the killing of Mrs. Will Now
ling, one of the wealthiest women in south
ern Alabama, by Mrs. Henry Nowling near
Pollard late yesterday.
The younger woman, Mrs. Henry Now
ling, who is a niece by marriage of the
woman killed, had forbidden the use of a
email house on her place for the storage
of some of the -effects of Mrs. Will Now
ling, threatening to kill ber If she did so.
She used a shotgun in carrying out her
threat. The woman who Is alleged to have
done the shooting escaped, presumably into
Harriman Leaves
Property to Wife
Contents of Will Made Publio in New
York Discloses Disposition
of Money.
NEW YORK, Sept. U. All of Edward
H. Harrlman's property, real and personal,
Is bequeathed without restrictions to the
widow, Mary W. Harriman. The will was
filed at Goshen, N. Y., this afternoon, but
was made publio in this city.
It is a brief document dated June S, 1903,
and reads as follows:
"I. Edward H. Harriman. of Arden. In
the state of New York do make, publish
and declare this as and for my last will
and testament, that is to soy:
"I give, devise and bequeath all my prop
erty, real and personal, of every kind and
nature, to my wife, Mary W. Harriman,
to her absolutely and forever, and I do
hereby nominate and appoint the said
Mary W. Harriman to be the executrix
of this will.
"In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and seal this eighth day of June,
in the year nineteen hundred and three.
(Signed, sealed and "published and de
clared by the testator as and for his last
will and testament In our presence, who
at his request and in his presence and in
the presence of each other have each of us
hereunto subscribed our names as wit
Mr. Peabody, wha made the will public
declined to make any estimate as to the
value of Mr. Harrlman's estate.
According to a Wall street publication,
"It can be stated on the highest author
ity" that Mr. Harrlman's property
amounted to between 175,000,000 and $100.
000.000. Cam pal an Launched for Prohibition.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Sept. IS. A cam
paign for a constitutional amendment for
prohibition in Alabama was launched here
today at a conference, which was par
ticipated In by several hundred prohibi
tionists, anti-saloon league .members and
partisans from all over the state.
An official statement was made prior to
the beginning of the meeting that the con
ference represents no political faction or
set of politicians.
Ninety-Ninth Anniversary
of Mexican Independence
MEXICO CITY. Sept. 16The ninety
ninth anniversary of the Independence
of Mexico was celebrated throughout the
republic today with much enthusiasm. In
the capltol the day was ushered In by
salvos of artillery and later a great mili
tary parade In which President Dlas. par
ticipated, was held.
At 6 o'clock tonight, the national con
gress assembled. The annual message of
President Dlas was read by him to the
assembled deputies and senators. Ths
document was a review of the happenings
of the last year and In no way recom
mended legislation of any kind.
Speaking of the foreign relations, the
president declared that they were nevr
btter. He told the assembled legislators
that he had been Invited by the American
president to meet him at El Paso on Oc
tober 16 and that he had accepted the In
vitation with the proviso that Congress
grant the necessary permission fur the
president to leave Mexican soil.
Referring to the recnt political riots,
Captures Two First Prizes for Parade
Benson Not In Competitive Events,
bnt Scores Chief Honors of Day
In Spectacular Featarea -Parade
Pleases Crowds.
AWA&s or nuns,
Tor aerie having; greatest number of
men In llnei Council Bluffs, first) South
Omaha, ssoond; Sioux City, third rior
enee, fourth.
Aerie coming greatest distance 1 Ban
rranolaoo, first j Kansas Olty, aeeond.
Tot marching oluba having' greatest
number of uniformed men In llnei Coun
cil Bluffs, first 1 South Omaha, ssoond;
rierenoe, third.
For floats 1 Xtoauvllle, Xyn first 1 South
Omaha, ssoond and third.
To greatest number of men In bandi
BonUs Omaha, 'first) Sioux City, aeoond;
Uncoln, third.
For fife and dram oorps oomlng longest
distance 1 San Tranolsoe, first) no second.
Council Bluffs carried off the chief hon
ors In the Eagles' parade aa adjudged by
the committee, although from a noncom
petitive and purely spectacular standpoint
the Benson aerie furnished the most note
worthy feature of the day.
The Council Bluffs aerie comes off with
$260 in cash prizes, $150 for having the
greatest number of men in line and $100 for
the largest number of uniformed paraders.
South Omaha gets $150 for Its band victory,
$100 for second prize In the greatest number
of men contest and $126 for Its floats. Fi
nancially It leads Council Bluffs. No award
was made , for the most original uniforms
or for pipers.
The Sioux City delegation came last In
the parade, but was not the least in size.
There were 173 men and forty women in
automobiles. The Sioux Cltyans took time
by the forelock to secure these cars, which
were contracted for some weeks ago. The
Oregon delegation, headed by Charles
Flynn of Baker City, rode In a tally-ho near
the end of the parade. Ten men sat In
the vehicle, which was handsomely draped.
Among the marchers, the Kansas City
aerie, garbed in white flannel, made a
highly favorable Impression.
The Louisville float, which won the first
prize, was a representation of the Lincoln
cabin. South Omaha took second and third
with an allegorical float with a steer stand
ing In the van, and another float also em
blematic of the packing Industry.
Though smaller In numbers than hoped
for, the parade was an Inspiring sight At
the fanfare of trumpet and blare of bugle,
8.000 brilliantly uniformed men began the
line of march, keeping step to the rhythmic
strains of half a dozen bands.
If the number of Eagles tn line was
smaller than expected, there was a very
large number of spectators all along the
line of march, and particularly on Farnam
street. The court house grounds, whose
graceful terraces have seated thousands
upon' thousands during the fall festivals,
had their usual crowds. Men, women and
children had planted themselves there long
before the parade reached the scene. But
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which have occurred in some parts of the
republic the president said:
"During recent months there has been
a perceptible political movement prepara
tory to the election of federal officers
which is to take place next year.
It is certainly praiseworthy that the
Mexican people show each time a greater
In terest In the exercise of Its lectoral
right, as this Is a pledege that In desig
nating Its future officials it will guarantee
those conquests, ' which the republic has
made under the beneflclent influence of
"Unfortunately not all the manifesta
tions of the lectoral prapaganda have kept
within the peaceful limits of the laws,
and Initiated by agitators, prompted by
their own personal ititrests, certain dis
orders have occurred, which the police
have repressed with true moderation. Tho
government, whose principal duty It Is
to preserve public order, will put permit
that this be disturbed even though to ac
complish the object it may be necessary to
employ energetic measures."
Eentuckians Make Strong Effort to
Take Prize from St. Louis.
Not Enough Certificates Presented
for Fare and Half Rate.
Delegates at Auditorium la Evenlnjc
to ee nitnal Which Will Be tTsed
Hereafter In All Grand and
Subordinate Lodgrea.
8:30 A. at. An to ride for women to
Connell Bluffs. Care will leave Taxton
9:30 A. M. Excursion by trolley to
Council Bluffs and Talrmont park. Place
and assembly for trip to he announce
8:30 F. II. Drill team competition on
pavement north of postoffloe.
4:00 P. K. Trip to Tort Omaha) Impac
tion of balloon house. Band oonoert.
Although the polls cloned at 6 o'clock
yesterday afternoon the result of the elec
tion In the'-grand aerte of Eagles will not
be known until some time this forenoon
when announcement of the count will be
made at the morning session.
Until then It will not be authoritatively
known whether Ixmlsvllle succeeded in Its
efforts to raid the "slate" and take the
convention in 1910 away from St. Louis
or not. The contest raged all day In the
auditorium and rivaled the parade in the
Interest it roused among the members.
On account of the parade and the elec
tion, no regular session of the grand aerie
was held yesterday. The auditorium wae
given over during the day to the politi
cians. Last night's session while not of a busi
ness nature was very important one to the
members of the order. The new ritual
adopted at the last grand aerie was given
Its first exemplification and eagles were
permitted to see the work for the first
time. Hereafter the new ritual will be
used tn all. subordinate and grand lodges.
So Important was It that all delegates ap
peared at the meeting that President Mon
aghan gave it out In the afternoon that
delegates falling to attend would be re
ported to their aeries.
Phlladelphian Directs Work,
The honor of presenting the work was
given to the degree team from aerie
number 47, Kansas City. The officer In
charge of the exemplification work were
W. J. Murray of Philadelphia, presiding
officer; W. D. Hall of Philadelphia, dlreo
tor; Bernard Goss, - Fairbanks, Alaska;
George Hamilton, Newark, Ohio; Fred
Huges, Yonkers, N. Y.i John M. Hlgglns,
Sacremento, Cal.; John W. Eggeman, Ft.
Wayne, Ind.
The meeting was open to all eagles In
good standing and many Omaha members
The convention found itself face to face
with transportation problem and a com
mittee has been appointed to effect a com"
promise with the railroads. It is asserted
the railroads have refused to grant the
rate of one-half fare for the return trip
because the number' of certificates pre
sented did not warrant it The committee
which will try to arrange a compromise
consists of Theodore A. Bell, J. F. Palle
tler, H. L. Leavett and H. H. Thompson,
Convention Rite Main Contest.
The contest over the location of the next
convention overshadowed all others at the
election. It was an out-and-out fight by
the Insurgents against the so-called ad
ministration ticket, and predictions were
freely made that so well had the Louts
vilie boosters arganlzed things that they
stood a good show of winning out. It was
conceded even by the 8L Louie delegates
Improved wonderfully during the forenoon,
that the Kentucky city's chances had.
A minor fight was also being waged on
the four candidates Included on the admin
istration slate for members of the board
of trustees, the only office on which there
Is a contest.
There are eight candidates for the four
places to be filled, and the card which
was discretely distributed late Wednesday
night and early Thursday morning con
tained the names of H. J. Lea of Seattle.
W. T. Garland of Boston. Owen Kane of
Cleveland and Theodore A. Bell of Napa,
Cal. '
The card, though It bore no title, was
dubbed the administration ticket and some
of the candidates for trustee who were left
off began to use their Influence for Louis
ville In an effort to prevent the "machine"
plan of sending the meeting to St. Louis
from going through.
Aatl-Nlate Men Happy.
While the fact the "machine" endorsed
St. Louis and four candidates for trustees
was generally considered to be In their
favor the "Insurgent" movement became
so strong during the forenoon that those
who had been left off began to take cour
age that the reaction might be strong
enough to overcome the influence of the
"I believe the distribution of the tickets
favoring 8t. Louis as the next place of
meeting will help rather than hurt Louis
ville," said an enthusiastic Louisville boos
ter, as he stood on guard at the front
door of the Auditorium. "The so-called ad
ministration machine has much weight un
less It becomes too open and apparent in its
methods and then it is likely to stir up a
reaction that will more than counter
balance Its influence. I am satisfied that
If a vote had been taken yesterday at the
close of the nominating seeches Louisville
would have been chosen by a large ma
jority. We still have hopes that our city
will win out."
One example of the Inroads made by the
Insurgents In the administration forces is
the Indiana delegation, entitled to about
200 votes. Grand Worthy Vice President
Frank E. Hering headsthe delegation from
the state and la said to be pledged to sup
port St. Louis. The Louisville sentiment
was so strong In the delegation, however,
that that city was given what amounted to
a positive endorsement, although a proviso
was made releasing those pledged to Bt.
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