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VOL. XXX IX NO. 81.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOItNIXO, SEPTEMBER 18, 1900 SIXTEEN PAGES.
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SLATE WINS AND
Administration Ticket and Policy Are
Endorsed . by Eagles by
TAFT FOR POSTAL
Executive Devotes Most of Bit Speech
at Wisconsin State Fair to
of Great West
In Extended Speech at Winona Says
Who Saw it First?
It Is Best Feople Have
Good Crops, but No Indication of
Cheaper Living for Dwellers
in the Cities.
ST. LOUIS GETS NEXT MEETING
INSURGENTS OUT OF
WILL FILL LOXG FELT WANT
Are Desirable Also as Encouragement
' to Thrift.
OTHER COUNTRIES ARE CITED
Americans Along Border Make Depos-
its in Canadian Banks.
ANOTHER FLANK OF FLATFORM
( rent Ion pf Postal avlnaa Hunk S ys-
nii I One of the (onlnrli
llrpoblleana Made With
MIMVAVKER, Spt. 17.-Presldent Taft
devoted hln principal address In Milwaukee
at the State fair today to the subject of
postal saving bnnks. which he strongly
endorse!) before! a lui ge and enthusiastic
gathering that overflowed the grandstand.
President Taft said that the postal sav
ing" bank plank In the republican plat
form bound everybody who calls himself a
"Or If they do not like the platform Itself
cenae to be republicans or they are
j bl leans with an exception, and that
indicates a free and enlightened and dis-
"But I am here to uphold the doctrine of
the postal savings banks (applause), be
cause I believe that they will fill In this
country a long-felt want. In the flrt
place. It Is said the postal savings bank
Is a very paternal Institution; that It has
a leaning towards socialism, state social
Ism, and that It proposes to take the bank
ing business out of the hands of private
persons and put It Into the government.
No, 1 am not a paternalist, and I am not
a socialist, and 1 am not In favor of hav
ing the government do anything the citi
zens can do as well or better, but tbere
"We have passed beyond tha tide of
what they call the laise fair school, which
believed the government ought to do noth
ing but run the police force; and we do
recognize the necessity for the Interference
of the government because It has great
capital and great resources behind It and
because sometimes It can stand the lack
of an Immediate return on capital to help
out'. We did It In our Pacific roads. We
have done It In a great many different
ways and this particular postal savings
bank business the governmeut Is especially
fitted to do what no system of private
bankers can do (great applause).
"The great usefulness of the postal sav
ings bank is the great encouragement to
thrift on the part of those who ara Just
wavering In tha balance whether they shall
have the money or use It, because they do
not know where they can put It safely."
The president said he did not want to
antagonise, the bankers. - but he did not
believe their opposition to postal banks
was well founded. In some parts of the
country, I especially New England, where
for every two citizens there la one savings
bunk account, Mr. Taft Bald the need of
postal banks was not felt. In other sec
tions where the savings account amounted
to only one In lf.7 citizens, the need of an
ncouragement to thrift was acute.
Sw t'laaa of Depositors.
Postal banks, paying only I per cent In
terest would not attract depositors from
public banks who were paying S to 4 per
cent, but they would attract the accounts
of thusc people who were wavering in
the balance as to whether or not they
should spend their money for the want of
knowledge of a safe place to put It.
The president dwelt at length upon the
fact that, the deposits of the alien popula
tion now sent back to government banks
would be held In this country If there were
postal banks with the government behind
them to reassure tha timid and panicky
depositors of foreign Llrth and affiliation.
President Taft reud a list of the coun-
. ties that have postal savings banks.
"Canada has the savings bank, postal
savings bank," he said, and what Is the
result along the border up In the north
west? You find Americans going up the
border and making deposits In those sav
ings hanks. Why? Because they have
got the guarantee of the Canadian govern
ment. President Taft said the government had
issued upward of $70,000,000 of two per cent
bonds of the Vnlted States and floated
them at par at two per cent. or a, little
"We did It by getting tha banks Into a
corner ao they had to have under tha
law soma government security, and so
they were, obliged to buy those two per
cent bonds" he said.
In closing. President Taft ahld:
"We are looking forward, I hope, with
confidence, to a re-adjustment of our whole
financial system and banking system;
Certainly It needs It. an It had been sug
gested that tha savings bank might well
wait that. I am bound to say that I
do not sea the necessity for uniting them
tugvthrr. It seeuis to me that una system
can stand by itself and If wr adopt the
savings bank they will easily be worked
Into a general system of banking because
those savings banks will fuynlsh us five
or six hundred millions I dollars and
that is a vary tidy pile 'to have around
for the government to se legitimately In
order to carry om any r.nanclal operation."
(row Awaits Eaeetlv.
The president's train arrived here at (
a. m , after a alow run of three hours from
Chicago, Secretary of War Dickinson, who
had some departmental matters to take up
with the president, was expected to come
along, but after spending an hour and a
half on the train In Chicago he had ob
tained action on all tit matters he had In
hand at midnight and decided not to make
this portion of tha trip. The secretary will
Join the president at Kl Paso, Tex., Octo
Mr. Taft slept until T o'clock this morn-
1 :ig and then breakfasted on his car, which
- had been placed In the yards at the foot
of Wisconsin street. Tha crowd had begun
to gather in the vicinity of the train as
early as S u'dock. and when tha president
appeared three hours later, he was cheered
by a throng which extended for blocks.
tntering an automobile, tha president was
(Continued on beoond PageJ
WASHINGTON. Sept. 17 (Special Tele
gram.) James Wilson, secretary of agri
culture, returned to Washington today
after an extended tour of the western
states. He returned greatly Impressed with
the evidences he observed upon every hand
of tha general prosperity of the farmer.
"The farmers," said Secretary Wilson,
"are buying mora farms and more auto
mobiles. The prospects this year are 'for
big crops. The prices of land are steadily
Secretary Wilson holds out no especial
hope, however, that there will ,be any
cheaper cost of living for "city folks" this
winter, despite the fact of abundant crops
throughout the west. "I see no prospects."
said he, "of cheaper meats."
"Cattle and other live stock are high.
Meats will not be rheaper this winter.
The price of corn Is high and Is now about
60 cents. It will go" higher. The ranchers
In much of the west are going out of busi
ness," added the secretary. "New settlers
are going In and occupying the ranches
and breaking them up Into small farms.
They are not producing as much meat as
the ranchers, though In time they will pro
duce more. Through the reclamation work
and the dry land farming we are going to
have greater production of crops and live
stock. Just now production Is not keeping
pace with the Increase of population."
Nebraska postmasters appointed: Etna.
Custer county. M. S. Anderson, vice J. T.
Edwards, resigned; Odessa, Buffalo county,
Earl I. Fashby, vice J. W. Bergman, re
signed; Venus, Knox county, Horace M.
Davis, vice N. J. Chamberlain, resigned.
The application of John C. Wilken, Wal
ter Shumway, O. O. Ayer, O. C. Gladwin
and Guy L. Rawson to organise the German-American
National bank of Arlington,
la., with $1000 capital has been approved
by the comptroller of the currency.
Meldlnger Bros, of Lemmon, 8. D., today
filed a complaint with the Interstate Com
merce commission against the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul and Chicago, Mil
waukee & Puget Sound Railroad companies
alleging unjust and unreasonable charges
by these roads on certain freight shipped
from Racine, Wis., to Lemmon, S. D.
Will Let Public
Build His Craft
Noted French Aviator Does Not In
tend to Fatent His "Wonderful
PARIS, Sept. 17. Samoa Dumont has re
ceived In the last few days several orders
for aeroplanes of the "butterfly" model,
the small machine on which he flew a few
days ago with remarkable rapidity. He
has said In reply that he was not building
aeroplanes for money, but that his patents
and models were held at the disposal of all
comers with the sole object of advancing
and popularising the art of flying.
Speed War to
Get Mail Contract
Milwaukee and Great Northern Roads
in Competition for Haul
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. Rival proposi
tions to carry the malls from Chicago to
Seattle in fifty-six hours have been sub
mitted by the Great Northern Railway
company and by the Chicago, Milwaukee
and St. Paul railway. Such an accom
plishment as Is proposed would clip six
teen hours off the present schedule for
the 2,300 miles.
Ths threatened speed war has for its re
ward the four-year contract for carrying
the overland mall from Chicago for the
Puget Sound country, Alaska and trans
pacific ports and from Chicago to St.
Paul and Minneapolis. It means nearly
17.000,000 additional revenue to the suc
cessful road during the four years follow
ing next February, when the contract Is
due to be awarded.
DIRIGIBLE BALLOON SAVES
FRENCH ARMY FROM TRAP
i vera SlarnaJls
Air Craft In
MONTLUCON. Franca, Sept 17. The fall
maneuvers of the French army. In which
0,000 men are engaged, ara attracting par
ticular attention on account of the work
of the dirigible balloon Republlque, at
tached to the army of defense. Although
tha field of operation Is hilly and wooded,
the Republlque ascertained and disclosed
to the defenders the plan of the enemy's
campaign and prevented tha former from
falling Into a skillfully contrived trap. One
army Is using successfully automobiles for
Major T. B. Mott, the American military
attache. Is following the maneuvers.
Holdup Man Caught by
Four Officers Before Escape
F. Francis, Eleventh and Center streets,
has experienced the novelty of being
tapped on tha aide of tha head and
robbed, and has had the satisfaction of
seeing his assailant caught and plaoed la
A man giving the nam of John Ken
nedy, claiming Buffalo, N. Y.. as his resi
dence, did tha deed. Ha was caught by
Officers Risk, Jensen, Thresher and Drla
col. Francis was walking on Twelfth street,
between Famam and Douglas, about t
a. m. Friday when ha observed a stranger
walking beside him. Tha stranger stopped
up, grabbed Francis bat. threw It Into tha
alley, and. of course. Francis followed the
Republicans Who Voted Against It
WOOL SCHEDULE TOO HIGH
Any Attempt to Change Rates Would
Have Defeated Bill.
MEASURE WARMLY SUPPORTED
Coarse That Dill Causes Advance in
tost of Living: Answered by
Citing; Similar Condi
WINONA, Minn., Sept. 17. in the most
Important utterance he has made since his
occupancy of the White House, President
Tsft here tonight. In a state which Is the
hotbed of the "Insurgent" movement within
the republican party, defended the Payne
tariff bill as the best tariff measure ever
paused by a republican congress and hence
the best tariff bill the people have ever
The president boldly asserted that the
Insurgents who voted against the bill had
abandoned the republican party,
"Was It the duty of the member of con
gress who believed that the bill did not
accomplish everything that it ought to ac
complish to vote against It?" asked the
"I am here 'to Justify those who answer
this question In the negutive. I am not
here to defend those who voted for the
Payne bill, but to support them."
To this statement the crowd In the
Witiona opera house responded with a
cheer which could be heard far down the
str. et. It was shouted by the adherents
of Representative James A. Tawney of
this district, the chairman of the house
committee on. appropriations, who has been
on the defensive ever since the adjourn
ment of congress because he did not vote
with the other members of the delegation
from Minnesota,, both In the house and sen
ate against the bllL
"To make party government effective,"
said the president tonight, "the members
of that party should surrender their per
sonal predilections of comparatively less
Importance. I am not here to crltlces those
who felt so strongly and believed so In
tensely that It was their duty to vote
against the tariff bill, because it did not
contain all they thought it should.
"It was a question for each man to settle
"In matters of this kind In a question
with "the party representative whether he
shall help maintain the party solidarity
for accomplishing Its chief purposes, or
whether the departure from principle In
the bill, as he regards It, la so extreme
that he must In conscience abandon the
Further along, the president gave a final
word to the Insurgents.
"I am glad to see that those who voted
against the bill still Insist that they are
republicans, and that they Intend to keep
up the fight for still lower tariff rates
within the party.
"That Is their right and, In their view
of things. Is their duty.
"All I have to say In respect to Mr.
Tawney's action In voting for the bill
and my action In signing It, is that I
believe that the Interests of the country,
the Interests of the party, required me to
sacrifice the accomplishment of certain
things In the revision of the tariff which
I had hoped for in order to maintain party
solidarity, which I believe to be much
more necessary than the reduction of one
or two schedules of the tariff.
Woolen Schedule Too HlKh.
The president went Into the 'details of
every schedule of the tariff bill, dwelling
especially on the schedules which were the
subject of the greatest fight, and which
developed more strongly the Insurgent
As to the woolen schedule, Mr. Taft de
clared without hesitation or equivocation,
that the rates of the Payne bill were too
high. It was found easy in the fight,
however, he asserted, that the wool and
woolen manufacturing Interests In the re
publican party were so strong that any
attempt to change the Dlngley rales would
result In a defeat of the bill.
"I am sorry that this Is so," said the
president, "and 1 wish It could have been
"It Is the one Important defect In the
bill and In the performance of the prom
ises of the party platform. That It will
Increase the price of woolen cloths or
clothes, however, I very much doubt."
Jio More Agitation Now.
Mr. Taft said It would be utterly useless
and distressing to business to bring about
further discussion on ths tariff during
tha present or next session of congress and
added that It would require tha three years
of his . administration for the commission
to collect facts which would Justify the
taking up of the tariff on a more scientific
basis than ever before.
By that time, he asserted, the party
would be ready to go before the people
again with a definite proposition.
President Taft answered with much
warmth tha assertion that the tariff Is re
sponsible for the high cost of living. He
declared the tariff remained unchanged
for ten years while the cost of living, not
(Continued on Second Page.)
hat. Quickly, as per specifications, the
thug followed Francis, administered the
head taps, took Francis' pocketbook and
watch and started to flee, when he was
Intercepted by the four policemen, who
bad been attracted by the lusty yells
emitting from Francis' splendid pair of
Tha officers looked about and found the
purse, which tha robber had thrown away.
It contained lli. Francis, himself, found
tha watch at about 6 a. m.
Kennedy was arraigned In court and
waived his preliminary hearing. He was
bound over to tha district court and was
sent to Jail In default of bond, which was
placed at II. WO.
- fSPPj 'VI ii . Wwk
The Polar Bear When
From the Minneapolis Journal.
JOHNSON CRITICALLY ILL
Governor Has Another Sinking Spell
and Worst is Feared.
PULSE DROPS QUITE SHARPLY
Three Doctors, Two ' arses and Mrs.
Johnson Are With lilm Pha-
iclans Will Not Make
ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 17. Dr. Mc
Nevln and one other physician and two
nurses and Mrs. Johnson have been In
the governor's room since 3:30 this after
noon, and all efforts to see them are with
The p. m. bulletin issued by St. Mary's
hospital regarding Governot Johnson was
An hour later Mrs. Johnson, visibly dis
tressed, was hurried to the hospital, but
nothing definite has been learned as to
the reason thereof.
Miss Margaret Sullivan, who left the
pick i ou at T:0S dVlock, said:
"I feel much alarmed for Governor John
son. Mrs. Johnson says that the governor
Is very low. The doctors themselves ar
very apprehensive. I - am sure of this.
They have told me nothing, but I can tell
by their actions."
Dr. CharleB Mayo went to the governor's
room before 7 o'clock. He refused to make
any statement to the newspapers. ,
Dr. McNevln could not be seen and says
he cannot be seen tonight.
It Is learned that the governor Is In
another sinking spell. His pulse dropped
from 103 to 78 between 2:30 and 3:30 o'clock,
when Mis. Johnson was called to her hus
Hoax Played on
1 Railroad Posse
Agent at Cresbard, S. D., Sends in Call
for Help and Then Goes
CRESBARD, S. D., Sept 17. (Special.)
Findlng It dull In his office, Tom Uurgols,
assistant agent at the Minneapolis & St.
Louis station here, sent in a call for help,
declaring his office had been attacked by
robbers and his leg broken. Tha chief dis
patcher caused a special train, carrying an
armed posse, to be made up at Conde and
it made the run of fifty-five miles In record
time. Approaching the station with leveled
guns, the members of the relief, party were
disgusted to find Burgols sletplng soundly,
with no sign of robbers or a fractured leg.
The crowd dumped him In a dry goods box,
nailed the cover down and went home.
First Trip to City in Several Years
Made by Noted Man Health
MOSCOW, Sept. 17 Count Tolstoi, who
celebrated his eighty-first birthday last
week, came Into Moscow yesterday for
the first time in several years. He left
today for a nearby town to visit his friend,
M. Pashkoff, the leader of the religious
movement among the better classes, which
resembles Tolstolsm. The count appeared
to be in vigorous health.
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Issue With the
Investment of Savings Funds in Gov
ernment Bonds Declared Bad
for the Country.
CHICAGO, Sept. 17. Resolutions con
demning In strong terms both guaranty
deposit laws and the establishment of pos
tals savings banks were adopted today by
the American Bankers' association. In crit
icising these two propositions, Arthur Rey
nolds of Des Moines, chairman of the
federal executive committee, referring to
the postal savings bank, declared that the
"danger of the political uhc of such a
power should cause all patriotic men to
hesitate before adopting such a radical
He also took Issue with President Taft
on the question of the investment of the
funds deposited In such savings banks, de
claring the executive committee was op
posed should a postal savings bank bill be
come law! to the Investment of such funds
In either United States bonds or state and
"The Investment of 1000,000.000 or 1700.000,-
000 In United States bonds, as has been ad
vocated recently by our chief executive,"
he said, "would be a serious mistake and
a menace to our nation's credit, as It Is In
other countries where such Investments
As a substitute for these plans the com
mittee recommended state and federal su
pervision and the creation of separate sav
ings departments in national banks.
Los Angeles was chosen for the 1910
convention of the association. San Antonio,
Tex., withdrew and put In a bid for the
convention of 1911.
COUNCIL BLUFFS PEOPLE
IN CHICAGO HOTEL FIRE
Small niase In Ilaaement Roots Oat
Go ruts, hot Little Damage
CHICAGO, Sept. 17. (Special Telegram.)
Guests of Hotel Grant were routed out
early this morning by a small fire In tha
basement. Among them were Mrs. E. M.
Bmlth and M. E. Sherman, both of Council
ROOSEVELT KILLS ELEPHANT
Kx-Prealdent Brings Dunn Fine
Tusker, While Kernilt Una
NAIROBI, BRITISH EAST AFRICA.
Sept. 17. News- has come In here that
Theodore Roosevelt, hunting In the Mweru
district, has killed a bull elephant with
good tusks. Kermlt Roosevelt has been
hunting independently at Guaso Nylro, and
has been successful, bagging five lions
and three buffalo. He has now started out
elephant hunting. Mr. Roosevelt will move
on to Guaso Nyloro to Join his son as soon
as the skin of his bull elephant has been
preserved. E. J. Cunlnghama the general
manager of the expedition, and Edmund
Heller, one of the naturalists, are at pres
ent engaged In this work.
Mr. Roosevelt declares he has great sport
anl all members are well.
These Are Full
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. "The average
laborer Is today living better than Queen
Elizabeth did In her time," said Secretary
Wilson of the Agricultural department
today upon his return from a month's va
cation on his farm In Iowa. He was din
cussing the prosperous condition of the
farmers of the west and the high wages
of the workingman In the east.
"Take the meat bills of the laborers In
Washington today." he continued, "you
ill find that they eat meat three times a
day most of them and, what Is more,
they are not content with any kind; they
want the best cuts. They can afford
them. As a result, the price of meat Is
away up. While the farmers rn prodding
mora beef every year, they are not pro
ducing enough to meet 'he increase In
population. 1 do not look for the prices
to decrease materially soon "
The secretary was asked if the western
farmers were really Investing such large
sums of money In automobiles.
before either of them.
PUPILS MOBILIZE FOR TAFT
Twenty-Two Thousand Children Will
Assemble at Dozen Buildings.
CADETS STATIONED ON FARNAM
Military Division of High Xchool
Will Form Line Through Which
the President and Escort
Twenty-two thousand children In " the
public and parochial schools of Omaha
will help welcome President Taft to
Omaha next Monday. The 30,000 children
in the public schools will be mobilized at
nine central school buildings, while the
children in the parochial schools will greet
the president from three or possibly four
It would be Impossible for the presi
dent to pass each of the thirty
four public school buildings, but to
give each child a chance to see the presi
dent. It was decided by Superintendent
Davidson and the principals to gather the
children Into the school buildings on the
line of march, the children to be lined up
in front of the buildings when the presi
dential party passes by.
None but High school students will con
gregate n the High school campus for the
reception to the president, though the
cadets will not take part in this reception
at the school. They will line up on both
sides of Farnam Btreet, between Fifteenth
and Eighteenth streets, and stand at at
tention while the chief executive passes
between the lines of these future makers
From the high school the line of march
will take the party past the Central school
where In addition to the Central children
will be congregated the children from the
Webster, Farnam, Kellom and Cass
schools. Lake school will be the next
building and here will also be gathered
the children from the Lothrop, Saratoga,
Monmouth Park, Central Park, Sherman
and Druid Hill schools. Children from the
Join with the children from the Long
school at the latter building to welcome
the president as he passes. At the Saun
ders building will be mobilized the children
from the Saunders, Clifton Hill and Wal
nut Hill schools; at the Park building will
be mobilized the children from the Park,
Dupont and Windsor schools; Vinton
school children will Join those from the
Mason school at the latter building; Reals
and Columbian children will Join Leaven
worth school children at the latter build
ing; and at Comenlus school, the last to
be passed by the president, will be gath
ered the children from the Comenlus, Cas
tellar, Pacific, Lincoln, , Train, Bancroft
and Forest schools.
Each child will be asked to bring a flag
from home, but those who have no flngs
will be furnished at the school buildings,
providing the supply holds out. When
tho president, passes these flags will be
waved. Principals of the various schools
will use their own discretion regarding
further welcome to the president, and
children in some of the schools may be
trained to sing patriotic songs as tho
The route marked out for the president's
trip through Omaha will take him past the
academies of St. Berchman and of the
Sacred Heart and by the St. Cecilia Catho
lic school. Students In these schools will
(Continued on Second Page.)
"There is too much truth In those re
ports." he responded. "The farmer Is out
of debt; he has paid for his farm, his
fences and his machinery. He has money
in his pockets and big crops continue to
come on. He Is afraid to Invest In eastern
securities, lest a year might bring trouble
there. As a result he put his money in
luxuries, Instead of channels that might
give a return. Why, folks in the cast do
not know what luxuries are; they must
go west to find that out.
"The farmer is still handicapped by lack
of labor. Too many have gone from the
farm to the sidewalk. I hope education
along agricultural lines will remedy this,
but the tide has not yet turned backward.
One thing, however, the farmer today, by
means of Improved machinery, can do
many times us much as the farmer ac
complished ten years ago. He does it with
ease, too, for a farmer sits at nearly all
his work nowadays."
Louisville Insurgents Cut Down Ma
jority of 128, However.
SLIGHT GAIN FOR STATE AERIES
Granted Unlimited Power Over Edu
cational and Social Privileges.
GRADY GOES IN AS PER PLAN
ew Yorker Will lte the eat tireiid
Wnrthr President of the Order
Bell Ciets Largest Vote
The convention by a large majority
adopted tha Judiciary committee amend
ment on state autonomy aftsr a fight
against It by ths state autonomists.
Grand Worthy President I". E. Hening,
South Band, Ind.
Grand Worthy Vice President Thomas
P. Grady, Hew York.
Grand Worthy Chaplain Prank H. Cola,
Grand Secretary Conrad K. Mann, Kan
Grand Treasurer Plnley MoKas, Hel
Grand Worthy Conductor W. A. Dlsch,
Grand Inside Guard X. B. Puller, Blch
Theodore A. Ball, Napa, Cal.
W. T. Gartland, Boston, Mass.
Owen Kane, Cleveland, O.
K. J. lea, Seattle, Wash.
Meeting Place In 1910 St. Louis, Mo.
With the election of these officers, the
adoption of the report of the committee on
Judiciary and the transaction of a largn
amount of business of minor Importance
th grand aerie of Eagles practically com
pleted the business of the session late yes
Many of the delegates packed their grips
and took late trains for home. Those who
remained will witness this morning the
Installation of the newly elected officers
with due ceremonial and the session will
The adoption of the report of the Judi
ciary committee yesterday by an ' over
whelming majority was a defeat for the
faction that is seeking wide powers for
the state aeries. The Judiciary commit--tee's
report was In tho nature of ft com
promise allowing the state organization
very limited powers and subjecting It
largely to the control of the grand worthy
The other features of the report were
adopted without material change.
The San Francisco drill team was tha
lucky recipient of two first prizes yester
day. It was announced that the team had
won the 1400 prize In the secret work com
petition Wednesday night, Kansas City,
the only other competitor, being a close
second, taking the 12M) prize money.
In the competition of the drill teams
yesterday afternoon San Francisco also
won the first prize, Benson the second
and Kansas City the third. First prize was
1100 In cash, Becond $."i0 and third IIS. Tho
competition was held on Davenport street
between Sixteenth and Seventeenth
streets. Colonel A. H. Falconer, Major J.
B. Erwln and Lieutenant N. Haskell were
With the close of this session the old
ritual will go out of use, an entirely new one,
mainly the work of -Grand Worthy Presi
dent Frank llering, going Into force here
after. The work under the new ritual was
presented for the first time Thursday
night and from now on all subordinate
lodges will uho It.
Mute Is Victorious.
The "slate" won out completely In tho
election, though Louisville, candidate for
the next convention, was able to organize
an "insurgent" movement which reduced
tho nominul majority of near 1,500 to 128.
The only contests were for the next meet
ing place of the grand aerie and for mem
bership on the board of trustees. The vote
on these was as follows:
St. Ixjuia 1.14
Bell .17tfjTulhlll f43
I Gartland 2,0:t7 McDonald. 8S
Lea l.sTiS.Kelly 277
Louisville Scares St. Lonls.
Louisville, though unsuccessful in land
ing the convention, succeeded In throwing
a scare Into the St. Louis boosters and
until a late hour Thursday evening It
looked as though the Kentucky city had
won out. The combination of. tha extreme
eastern cities with ths extreme western
aeries and the delegates from Kansas and
Missouri proved too much for tha Ken
tuckians to overcome. There were only
three St. Louis delegates In tha convention
and these were not the most aggressive.
The most Important formal business of
the morning session was the reading of
the report of the Judiciary coVnmlttee by
Thomas F. Grady of New York, the chair
man. The committee has been wrestling
with the state autonomy problem for tin
last two weeks and the result was awaited
with a great deal of Interest by the dele
gates. The report of the committee on the sub
ject of state autonomy was not very satis
factory to those who have been demanding
state organizations with larger powers.
The amendment proposed by the commit
tee limits the Jurisdiction of state or dis
trict conventions to "educational and so
cial work," Including the exemplification
of the ritual. The grand worthy president
Is given the power to commission a state
or district convention, whenever In bis
Judgment or discretion the number of
aerit-s Instituted In the state or district
wariants. He fixes the date and place
of the convention, approves Its rules and
regulations and decides whether or not
any action of the state convention exceeds
the "educational and social" limitation.
(let of the Power,
The gist of the power grunted to the
state convention is coriamed In the fol
Sec. I. 1 lie authority of the grand
worthy president to coinniMsioii a kiale
or district convention shall not enlarge tho
power of any such convent ion beyond the
educational and social work In which It
may engage. The ritual of the order may
(Continued on fcUth I'ae.)
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