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VOL. XXXIX NO. 100.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 1 909 TWELVE PAGES. .
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A Taft Sermon
DAY OP PRAYER
FOR THE W. C. T. U.
Present System of Legislation . Fat
Today Large Derotional Meeting
from the Ideal, Say Conferees
at Lake Mohonk.
will e weld at lint jftctno
Reports Show Harmony Prevails in
Judge William H. Manger, Joseph C.
Root, William T. ' Bourke and
F. E. White Oet High Degrees.
SUPREME COUNCIL IN SESSION
Nominations for Thirty-Third Station
Duly Ratified at Convention.
Party and Only Work is to
Get Out the Vote.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
COMMISSIONER GIVES . ADDRESS
INSPIRATIONAL TO CONVENTION
MANY IOWA MEN ALSO HONORED
Charles C. Quiggle I-incoln 0ther
Nebraska Member Elevated.
LIST CONTAINS MANY NAMES
Prrmaaent Chart la I d Fred.
rlek Webber Com Hntlns,
.fb Fifty-row .,.'
tlon at Cn 4
(From a Staff Corr
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20
gi am.) Inspector General J ' :
Anderson of Omaha. E. T.
Sioux FalU, P. A. Foots of W y
H. C. Alvorson of Pes Moines, a
bers for their respective state
- n of
supreme council, Boottlsh Rite Masons, for
the Southern Jurisdiction, today nominated
the following knights to be honorary thirty-
third degree masons: Joseph Cullom Root
formerly of Iowa now of Omaha, grand
sovereign of the Woodman of the World;
William Thomas Bourk of Omaha, a well
known merohant of that city; Judge Will
iam Henry Munger of Omaha, Charles C.
Qulggle of Lincoln and Francis K. White
of l."vaha. grand secretary of tha Grand
juAKd of Masons.
These nominations were duly ratified In
executive session of tha supreme council
today. Masons from neighboring states
as follows were also decorated with the
Iowa Franklin Pitman Batchelder,
Lyons; Frank Clark Brayton, Lyons; Henry
Carroll, Dee Moines; Davie Sidney Cham
berlain, De Moines ; Charles Jlerbert Cogs
well, Cedar Rapids; Oscar Julian Hoberg,
Sioux City; Arthur Btanley Lawrence, Mus
callne; Clarence Plublus Kllborne, Sioux
City; George- Martin. Clinton; Charles
Franklin Curtis, Clinton; Frederick Batch
elder, Clinton; Willis Smith Gardiner, Clin
ton; Lauren C. Eastman, Clinton; William
John Knvallnka, Cedar Rapids.
Kansas George Duane Adams, Sallna
Floyd Adellas Amsden, Wichita; Oraamus
Hills Bentley, Wichita; Alexander Berg,
Ballna; William Llversey Burdick. Law
rence; William Edward Castell, Fort Scott
Hal la Fin ley Chapman. Fort Scott; Isaao
Wesley Gill, Wichita; Lewis William Lewis,
Emporia; Charles Andrew Moore, Topeka
Chester Burns Reed, Topeka; Henry Clay
Bluss, Wichita; John William Wright, Inde
pendence; Albert Julius Houunark, Kan.
ua.Cliy; Jarna ark Wiles, ansaa.xaur
Missouri Chart Herman Arcularlus,
Joplln; Frederick Hampden Bacon, Si,
Louis; Thomas Ilerron.. Joplln; John Will
lam Holtman, Bt Joseph; Frank Frederick
William 1 Krennlng,. . St. Louis; George
Thomas Matthews. St. Louis; Jay Hoi
eombe Neff, Kansas City ; Gustav William
Niemann, St. Louis; Charles Schlfferdckr,
Montana John Alexander Donovan,
Butte; Frederick Lincoln Melcher, Butte
Ernest Julius behwefel, Butte; Elmer Jo
Utah Carter, Missoula; Joseph Albert Hyde,
Colorado Frank Dillingham, ' Denver
Theodore Louis Henri Frlbourg, DenVer;
John Bernard Haffy. Del Norte; Robert
Malcolm Slmona, Denver. ,
Idaho, Utah and Wyoming Joseph Wil
liam Boyd, Sherman, Wyo.; James Henry
Brown, Salt Lake; Morgan Alvln Regan,
Boise City; Richard Hamilton Scott, Chey
enne. South Dakota Charles Olln Bailey, Sioux
Falls; Ivor D. Davles, Aberdeen; Joseph
Wlnfleld Scott Guild, Hecla; Albert Holmes,
Dead wood; William Seth Stock well. Yank
ton. Aiermanent charter for Frederick Web
bf oouncll No. I at Hastings, Neb., was
granted today by the supreme council for
Other charters granted were: Army
Chapter Rose Croix No. 1, Leavenworth,
Kan.; Army Council Kadosh No. 1, Leav
enworth, Kan.; Army donalstory No. 1.
Leavenworth, Kan.; Albert Pike Chapter
Rose Croix No. S. Sioux Falls. 8. D.; Cole
d Leon Council Kadosh No. I. 8ioux Falls,
8. D.; Occidental Consistory N.f t, Sioux
Falls. 8. I. ; Bitter Root Lodg of Perfec
tion No. C, Hamilton, Mont.; Idaho Consist
ory, Wallace, Idaho.
REUBEN REED FINDS
TROUBLE IN CALIFORNIA
former - Lincoln Barber Held a A
, analt Sasneet In City of I.o
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Oct. SO.-Reuben
Reed, a barber, was arrested here yester
day on suspicion of being the man who
entered th room of Mrs. George Staehle
Sunday and cut her throat with a rasor.
Reed, who Is only 28 years old, was
found wandering In th vicinity of Mrs.
Taehley'e home. He appeared as if In a
trance and admitted he was within a
block of Mrs. Staehlc's house Sunday
night. He admitted he, had been In
trouble In St. Joseph, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.,
and Cedar Rapids, la. He will b exam
ined by physicians today.
The police have taken Into custody Mrs.
Laura 61m, a young widow, and are hold
ing her as th second suspect In the rase
of Mrs. Margaret Staehle. Mra. Sluehle Is
the wife of a brewery employ. She la
young and attractive. While ahe slept
with her daughter Sunday at midnight an
unknown person entered her room and cut
her throat from ear to ear with a whit
handled rasor. The woman la now in a
hospttul. It la aald ahe has a fair chance
Qlrl a Mraaeasvrra.
SIOUX FALLS, s. D.. Oct. S0,-Speclal.)
Manager Ktlley, of the Western Union
TiUgraph company In this city, baa de
cided to employ girls Instead of boys as
n.eeaengera tioux Falls wUl be the first
point lb ths stat to experiment with this
sort of service. This year It has been
found impossible by Manager Kelley to
s-our a sufficient number of boys to
jrforra messenger service, owing to the
strict enforcement of th compulsory law.
The boys under fifteen years of ag r
all In school, lind th boys ovi that age
seem to find other employment
LINCOLN, Oct. 20. (Special Telegram.)
The republican state committee met to
night at the Lincoln hotel with Judges
Sedgwick. Fawcett and Barnes, Frank
Haller, republican candidate for . regent;
Senator Burkett and National Committee
man Victor Rosewater, and a number of
county chairmen of neighboring counties
The object of the meeting was to listen
to the reports of the rfcembers so that
If there was any troitblo anywhere In the
ranks of the party It could bo attended
to before election, but the meeting failed
to develop any trouble anywhere. From
the districts represented reports were
made that the usual republican vote will
be cast, the only wctk being necessary
to get the vo'.era to the polls. There was
no criticism of candidates, but on the
other hand, reports were made that the
candidates on the state ticket were most
favorably known and would command the
entire republican vote, as well as many
Treasurer Lindsay brought cheer to the
heart of the committeemen by showing
that the debt left over from the- last
campaign had been j whittled down to
something like $300 and he waa still dig'
ring for money with - a favorable re
The following committee were present: ;
First A. J. Weaver, Falls City.
Fourth Henry Schneider, Plattsmouth.
Sixth Otto Dentin. South Omkha and My
ron L. Learned, Omaha. -
Eighth K. A. w iitse. fender.
Tenth J. Howard Heine, Hooper.
Eleventh Charles McLeod. Stanton.
Fourteenth Allen G. Fisher. Chadron.
Seventeenth Charles R. Heuslnger. Grand
Kisrhteenth J. C. Martin. Central City
Twentieth C. O. Whedon. Lincoln and
v. c Heverln, llaiiam.
Twenty-second C. B. Anderson. Crete.
Twenty-fifth H. O. Thomas. Harvard.
Twenty-eighth E. W. Beghtol. Holdrege.
Twenty-ninth J. F. Cordeal, Mccook.
Thirtieth Ira L. Bare, North Platte.
to the Campaign
At Least One Candidate for Judge on
Democratic Ticket Pays
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
: LINCOLN, Oct. 20. (Speclal.)-Though P.
L. Hall, treasurer of the democratic state
committee, reported that he had collected
nothing and expended nothing during the
campaign, his own candidates rise up to
take Issue with that report. Judc James
R, Dean, democratic candidate for supreme
Judge, -waa asked -this question:
"Have you, contributed any. money to tha
democratic campaign. umVTV . .,
Hi answer was: "I contributed $100. .1
sent the money to Columbus. I did not give
It to-Dr, Hall." .'
By sending the money to Columbus, Judge
Dean meant he had sent it to State Chair
man Byrnes or whoever la In charge of
the democratic state headquarters. Neither
Judge . Sullivan or Judge Good are In the
city, but If Judge Dean was assessed 1100
It Is presumed the other two candldatea
were assessed a Ilk amount If not more.
In view of the fact that the democrats
made their campaign on the publicity of
campaign contributions and Mr. Bryan
even talked of it In his national campaign.
the action of the democratic leaders In
nullifying the law at their first opportunity
has occasioned much unfavorable comment.
Those who are discussing the matter say
tt la simply another evidence of democratic
NOTED SUFFRAGETTE' COMES
Mr. Enimelln Gonld . Fankhnrst
Arrive In America to Secure
Vote for Women.
NEW YORK. Oct. 20.-A quiet little group
of New York women, bearing banners
labeled "Votes for women," stood on the
White Star liner pier tonight and welcomed
to America Mrs. Emmeline Gould Pank
hurst of Manchester, England,, the leader
of the militant suffragettes of Great
Immediately she set foot on the shore
she was whisked away by ber admirers and
supporters of the cause In this country to
the Suffrage headquarters at 603 Fifth
"I am pomlng to America," She said to
the reporters, "to speak on the subject of
equal rights for women and to study the
situation In this country. I think we are
away ahead of you In this matter.
MANY SYRIANS LOSE VOTES
RallasT Given br Chief Examiner of
Census that They Are Not
LA CROSSE. Wis., Oct. 20. -Under a rul
ing received here today from R. S. Cole
man, chief examiner of the census bureau
at Washington, 100 Syrian voters In La
Crosse will lose their cltlsenshlp while
hundreds of others all over the northwest
will be affected. The ruling is thaw Syr
ians, being of Asiatic origin ar not "white
Nicholas Liewer, a sturdy Nebraska far
mer, from the vicinity of Wlsner, gave
a Jolt to professional note raisers lathe
United States circuit court. Uiat may act
as a wholesome lesson to this class of
gentry showing that the day has passed
when the average farmer can be made
th placid victim of their smooth, games.
The case on which the lesson a as ad
ministered was that of the First National
bank of . Shenandoah, Iowa, against
Nlcnolas Liewer, to recover on a note
for U.A alleged to have been given by
Liewer in payment for som patent etock
The Shenandoah bank was an Innocent
purchaser of th note and brought ault to
recover, which Liewer . resisted on th
ground that the note was a forgery. In
that it had been ' raised from lit, sine
having been signed by him and that after
R. G. Valentine Says American People
- Know Little of Real Natives.
SAYS MORAL CODE IS LACKING
Not Considered Crime to Steal from
. Helpless Race is Impression.
BUREAU ATTEMPTS GREAT WORK
People of United States, However,
Need Edn'cntlon Along;' Line of
Fairness In Order to
MOHONK LAKE.. N. T., Oct. 20.-"Th
people of the United States ought to know
certain things about their Indian bureau,'
said R. O. Valentine, commissioner of In
dlari affairs, in i speech today before the
Mohonk, conference for friends of, the In
dians and other dependent people. .
'They know tp1ay; too -little, about th
two or three fundamental principles In ttie
llght of,whlch-41 the .multiform activities
of the Indian twice .fall into well ordered
array In an advance, toward a single goal.
"In the mind-of most people the Indian
service Is a mere hodge-poage-of activity.
Indians are going to this or that kind of a
school, being allotted, raising stock, work
ing in the woods, learning to . irrigate,
drawing per capita payments In some oases
and . rations In others, owning bank . ac
counts of all sites from a few dollars to
many thousands, going to church and en
gaging In pagan , rites, t dealing shrewdly
with traders or becoming an easy mark
for them, developing all kinds of . diseases,
getting drunk and even keeping sober,
loafing and making some of the best work
men the United States possesses, al' these
various activities are kept In fu.ther con
fusion by the kaleldscoplc changes Intro
duced by the rapidly developing economic
and social life of the white people scat
tered more and more around and through
the Indian country. . .,; . , , ...
"This apparent, chaos . In. Indian affairs
Is only true superficially. It la necessary
for the people at large. tq understand what
the fundamental principles governing the
bureau are in order to assist In bringing
them to the surface and to demand of the
Indian bureau, and. of .congress their' In
telligent and forceful application."
Present System Ineffective.
"It la possible to do only two things
with the Indians," Mr. Valentine went on,
"to exterminate them or make them into
citlsens. Our present cours is a- cross be-
mervij exicrrnwauon ana ciusenwnip.
- In aoweluslon Mr. Valentin said: '"'
'If It is possible, tcr Wring th,reprinclp1ea
of health schools and industry to the front,
th Indian service will waken Into full con
sciousness and Intelligence. : The superin
tendent who writes In for 1700 to paint his
buildings will not bp told there Is no money,
nor will another superintendent who needs
more rations for the old people be told
that it is the policy of the government to
discontinue rations. The bona fide white
settler must come In and the land specu
lator must go. Broad powers should be
given by congress to the executive officers
of the government by which In such mat
ters as the allottment of Indians these
officers can use their discretion.
"Finally, one great force, perhaps above
all others, must be met and overcome. It
seems as If in many white men there ex.
isted a different moral code among them
selves and between themselves and the In.
dlans. Men who would not think of steal
lng from white men apparently consider It
no crime to steal from Indiana This must
"If the people of the United 8tates will
take note of all these things these evils
would disappear In a tew years. .They will
not disappear until some fundamental leg
islation Is. passed by congress in response
to the will of the people." ,
Days on Ranch
Secretary of War Dickinson Goes
Duck Shooting, but President
Sticks to Golf. .
GREGORY, Tex., Oct to. President Taft
is enjoying his brief experience as a ranch.
man and the solitude that comes of being
three miles away from the nearest settle
ment He slept late again this morning
and then went out on the golf links for
a game wtih his brother, Charles P. Taft.
The fact that Secretary of War Dickin
son and Captain Butt bagged fifty-nine
ducka yesterday has not yet prompted the
president to shoulder a gun and go to the
fresh water ponds. Secretary Dickinson is
credited with a majority of yesterday's
This afternoon the entire party aet out
for Rlncon, eight miles away, to witness
a roundup of sheep and cattle, the brand
ing of some mavericks and a roping con
test between cow boy a
having been raised It fell into the hands
of'th Shenandoah bank. The bank, of
course, was exempt from any blame for
The case was bitterly fought and some
Interesting testimony was brought out that
made it look rather shaky for the etock
powder company's agenta. The case went
to the Jury and the Jury was out but little
over half an hour when it came in with
a verdict for Liewer. In which It was
stated that the bank had no cause for ac
tion. Experts had been called from th banks
of Omaha to determine whether the note
had been tampered with, and there was a
difference of opinion regarding the matter,
but th preponderance of evidence waa In
favor of the defense, that evidences of
tampering were manifest
' -if. . 0
He that rnleth
From th Baltlmo're American. . .
SAFEGUARD THE RESOURCES
This is Slogan of Conservation Meet-
Ting Slated for New Orleans.
PINCH0T SHOULDERS BURDEN
Will - Attempt to Fortkelp Conner-ra
tion Idea and Also Safe Kew -'
Thing Abont .Waterway
' ' Improvement.!
WASHINGTON, Oct 2ft. Believing that
the time has com for definite action looking-
tov the , conservation of the xiatlon's
great natural resources, leaders hi this
movement from all parts pf th country
will gather In New Orleans oijNovember 1,
when th first Important atene teward put
ting th principle of conservation' Into
practical effect will be taken. .
The occasion will be an Important-con
ference of the chairmen of state conserva
tion commissions. The governor and the
chairmen of conservation commlsslona of
fourteen southern states, Gifford Plnchot,
national forester, and chairman of the Joint
committee' on conservation; J. B. White,
chairman 'of 'the executive committee of
the National Conservation congress, and
others will actively participate In the proi
ceedtngs. The annual convention of . the
Lakes to the Gulf Waterways association
will be In session Ih New Orleanr at the
me time,' and it is expected that con
servationists will be on hand tn'large num
On the night of November 1 the state
conservation commissions' chairmen will
confer with Gifford Plnchot upon methods
of conservation work, difficulties encoun
tered and results accomplished by the va
rious commissions represented.
The keynote of the meeting will be "prac
tical results." Of the far-reaching Impor
tance, particularly to the south, the de
liberations of the convention will have an
important bearing upon conservation In
other sections of the country. It is ex
pected that recommendations will be made
for the adoption by the various state leg
islatures of specific laws that will have for
their object the arresting of the great
waste that is now going on In the south's
natural resources and thereby saving them
The opening program as proposed here
provides In addition to welcoming addreases
by Mayor Martin Behrman of New Or
leana. Governor Sanders of Louisiana and
p. E. Ilardtner, president of the Louisiana
conservation commission; addresses by H.
N. Baker of Maryland, president of the
National Conservation congress; J. B.
White, on "The Prevention of Timber
"In the Judgment' of many." said Mr.
Plnchot tonight in Bpeaking of the confer
ence, "the government of our Inland water
ways Is one of the most-vital problems
relating to the conservation of our natural
resources. Indeed, any comprehensive plan
of waterway improvement, even though It
may be primarily for navigation purposes,
must take Into consideration the us of tht
waters for Irrigation, water power and do
mestic supply. Lasting waterway Improve
ment depends largely on the conservation
of forests to protect the headwater and
to protect soil erosion. As former Presl
dent Roesevelt so forcibly said In speaking
of the conservation movement, 'there is no
other question of equal gravity now before
the nation.' "
Delaware Ready tor Trial.
ROCKLAND. Me., Oct. 20. Tha new
"dreadimught" class battleship, Delawara,
arrived here today from Newport News for
Its official acceptance trial on the Rock
land course tomorrow.
Last Chance To
Saturday, Oct. 23
Last Tear's Registration Dees
Not Cold Good This Tear
himself is better than he that taketh
Last Chance To
Saturday, Oct. 23
Last Year's Registration Does
Not Hclfl Good This Year,
. Tropical Blow-
sn--nssms " --''.
Typhoon Sweeps Luzon and Chinese
( : Coast, Causing Heavy Loss .
MANILA, Oet. 20. A typhoon of unusual
severity swept across northern and cen
tral .Luion on Sunday night Wire com
munication with all points beyond Dagu-
pan and Luxort was cut off and details are
One message brought to Dagupan from
San Fabinn says that the loss of life was
considerable and the damage to property
heavy. Torrential rains accompanied the
storm and an extensive area waa flooded
The railroad bed was washed out at sev
eral points and one railway station waa
Later reports Indicate that the destruc
tion wrought by the typhoon Is greater
than at first believed. Th famous Ben
guet road, extending fifty miles from
Dagupan to Baguio. the summer capital
and health reaort, haa been so damaged
that probably $2fj0,000 will be required fol
ks repair. No reports have yet been re
ceived from the provinces of Union and
Locos, uhlch were In the path of the
HONGKONG, Oct 20 -Many casualties
attended a typhoon that played - havoc
with the shipping and damaged other
vessels at various points on the coast
during the night. At this port the Stand
ard Oil steamer Lyhdhurst fouled the
Japanese steamer Hongkong Maru and
both wer damaged. At Macao the Portu
guese gunboat Patrla was lifted from lis
moorings and carried up the Canton river,
where it stranded. Many houses were
blown down in the vicinity of Macao,
where Junks and fishing smacks In largs
number foundered. Involving many . cas
MRS. HERING ASKS DIVORCE
National Head of Eagles Saed for sep
aration by Wife at Soath
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct. 20 (Special.)
Frank E. tiering, national head of the
Fraternal Order of Eagles, was todsy sued
for divorce by Mrs. Herlng.
Street Railway Seeks to
Enjoin License Ordinance
The street car company has gone Into the petition to the offices of the equity
district court to prevent the enforcement Judges, - but ' found them all gone to
of the "motorman license" ordinance passed
by the council October S and re-passed over
Mayor I'ahlman's veto October 12.
' An injunction is sought by the street car
company on several grounds that the pass
ing of the ordinance was done through a
"minister and secret motive," which waa to
force the discharge of 1S5 of its employes;
that It is unconstitutional; that the com
pany will be unable to operate Its cars if
the--ordinance is enforced, and being en
gaged In part in Interstate buslnesa Is
amenable to the Interstate Commerce com
mission In this matter.
Besides the Omaha aV Council Bluffs
Strict Railway company, 8. H. Gay, R. tt.
Jacobs, W. H. Eggers and twelve other
motormen are parties to th petition.
I Th petition was entered In the office
of th district clerk shortly - after
th noon hour by John L. Webster and im
mediately ' withdrawn. Mr. Webster took
SOLDIER BOY IN HIGH PLACE
Lad Who Served in Rehellion Now on
CAREER OF JUDGE J. B. BARNES
rd Work for nn Edneatlon Find
lis Reward In Eminent Sareesa
In III Profession, and In
- l'nblle Service.
The career of Judge John B. Barnes, now
on the Nebraska supreme bench, like that
of a large proportion of our most promi
nent .public -men, shows that the boy born
and .raised vn.a farm has ' more than an
even" chance, for ,a successful career. Th
boy charactef seems 'to 'get, from the farm
life experience,' a training toward Indus-'
trlous habits, a steadiness of purpose and
a ruggedness of character that marj s him
later as a man and follows him on through
The history of the' prominent men of the
country shows that the American people
recognized this, and that they instinctively
turned kindly toward the man who started
In life as a farmer boy. There is another
popular theory that goes along with the
prospects of young men who aspire to
public life, and that Is that the man born
In Ohio has about two chances to one over
a competitor born in any other state.
Whatever there is in this Ohio theory,
which Is rather a doubtful one, It has
worked out all right In the case of Judge
Barnes. He waa not only born In Ohio, on
an Ohio farm, but In Ashtabula county,
J one of the most favored localities, and was
born long enough before the war to be
come . an enlisted soldier In the artillery
at 18 years of age and to get four years
of hard service before being mustered out
. The 20-year-old young man as we see
him nowadays, Is a good deal of a boy,
but - the 20-year-old boy of '65 who had
been four years In the war, in the artillery
arm of the service, was a good deal of a
man. The process of his book education
had stood still, but the development of
his character by experience and the enlarge
ment of hla view of life and his knowledge
of men had made him equal in will power,
manly courage and personal force to the
average man of 30.
Eager' for Edneatlon.
Looking out at the future, from the end
of his 'soldier experience the young man
Barnes wanted, above everything else, an
education. He wanted to go to school.
Farmers were poor In those days. It was
hot aa.lt Is now, especially here In Ne
braska, , where the farmer boy rides gatfy
away on the railroad train to the college
or university, with plenty of good clothes
with motiey In his pocket, and with the up
lifting assurance that there la plenty more
bf It at home, whenever it Is needed.
; The , young . man Barnes had a fairly
good start. In the rudiments of education,
gotten in the country school, near the old
home farm, but now he wanted a better
education and he wanted to be a lawyer.
(Continued on Second Page.)
uncneon. iater ne secured a temporary
restraining order from Judge Redick.
The petition Is a voluminous document
and recites at length how the effect of the
ordinance would be dumaged to the com
pany through the provision that all motor
men must have been drilled two weeks by
motormen who have been residents of the
city three yeaia.
This would be Impossible, says the com
pany, In present conditions, and of Its 270
motormen 183 would havs to be let out.
The company avers that the . real object
of the ordinance is to get these 1S5 men's
places filled by former employes of the
company "who voluntarily left its employ
early in September."
Mr. Webster was asked if the street car
company also planned Injunction proceed
ings with regard to the far reduction
ordinance and he an-vered:
"That has not pasr yet "
National Leaders An Here from
Various Parts of Country.
HEADED BY MRS. STEVENS
Among Famous Women is Miss Ellen
WOMAN KIDNAPED IN EUROPE
Arrived In a Body on On
National leaders of the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance union, whose convention
opens at the Auditorium Friday, having
arrived In Omaha, a treat prayer meeting
for the convention will be held today at
the First Methodist church, Twentieth and
Davenport streets. Th morning session
will -be from 10 to 12 o'clock and the aft
ernoon from i lo i ' Miss E. W. Green
wood, world's and national evangelistic
superintendent, will preside at these meet
The program for the prayer meetings la
as follows: '
10 a. m.-ll m. Hymo, scripture, prayer.
Keynote and reading of call to prayer by
Mlas E. W. - Greenwood, superintendent
Open meeting of prayer and conference.
Topic and subject of prayer: "T..e Church
of Christ." Announcements and benedic
tion. Afternoon session Miss Greenwood pre
siding. Opening exercises,' Mrs. J. K. Bar
ney, world's prison evangelist
Evangelistic conference'The Holy Spirit
and Evangelistic Work." Mrs. Anna M.
Palmer, N. E. "The Bible and Evangelis
tic Work," Miss Elisabeth P. Gordon, five
minutes. Scripture recitation, fev. Edith
Hill Booker. "Prayer and Kvangeltstlo
Work," by Rev. Mary L. Moreland, N. E.
"Experiences In Evangelistic Work, by Rev.
E. P. St. John, N. E. Hymn or solo and
season of prayer. "The True Evangelistic
Spirit," by Rev. Alice Ruth Palmer, N. E.
"New Methods In Evangelistic Work and
Sources of Power," by Mis E. W. Green
wood, world's and national superintendent
"Consecration and Evangellttlo Work," by
Mrs. Rebecca J. Trego, N, E. "The Church
and Evangelistic Work," by Rev. Mary E.
Kuhl, N.E. Closing season of prayer, and
Nearly ISO strong, the executive board
or the National Women s Christian Tem
perance union arrived In Omaha and spen
th first day tn executive . session .at the
Rome hotel, preliminary to the opening of
th tMrfv-atvfH .nitn.l nr.ni'.ntUH
organisation, whlctawlH ..convene at the
Auditorium Friday. , ,
A special Milwaukee train brought ' tb
women rrom tho east The local conven
tion committee met the train and brought
the women to the Rome hotel, where head
quarters Jias been established. . Besides the
general officers, Mrs. Lillian M. N. Stev
ens of Portland, Me., president; Miss Anna
Gordon of Evanston, III., vice president
at large; Mrs. Frances P. Parks of Evan
ston, 111., corresponding secretary: Mrs.
Elisabeth Preston Anderson of Valley City,
N. D., recording secretary; Mrs. 8ara H.
Hoge of Lincoln, Va , assistant recording
secretary, and Mrs. Elisabeth P. Hutchin
son of Evanston, III., treasurer, the party
Includes state presidents, national lectur
ers, organisers and department superinten
dents, representing most of . the eastern
and southern states. Th main delegations
wll not arrive until today.
Miss atone in tne Party..
Among these early arrivals are several
women of more than national prominence.
Mrs. Martha M. Allen of New York and
Mrs. Edith Amlth Davis ol Milwaukee
served as representatives Of the United
States government at the. antl-aloohollo
conference at London this year, and Mrs.
Abble B. HUlerman ha Just returned from
Panama, where she organised branches of
the Women's Christian Temperance union
and succeeded In having scientific temper
ance Instruction Introduced Into tha publlo
school curriculum of the canal sone. A
score of well known lecturers are also
here, Including Miss Ellen M. Stone, the
missionary kidnaped by Turkish bandits a
few years ago, and Mra. A. C. Carmer,
world's superintendent of Demorest medal
Just what the voting strength of th con
vention will be is hot yet known, but dis
cussing it Miss Anna,Gordon and Miss Eva
Kllbreth Foster, at the head of the press
work, said they expected a full representa
tion. The National Women's Christian
Temperance Union now has a membership
of over 300,000 and one delegate to the con
vention Is allowed for each 600.
The entertainment committee, Mrs. I A.
Borthelm chairman. Is rushed assigning
to places of entertainment, and besides
thes3 several hundred women are expected
to attend as visitors and will be lodged in
the hotels and private homes of the eity.
A special train brought th officers of
the Nebraska Women's Christian Temper
ance union from Lincoln, where
that body has beeh In session th
last two days. They Were accompanied by
most of the delegates to the state meeting,
who will remain for the convention and
who have been quartered In the special
dormitory provided at the Touny Men's
Chris. Ian association. . ,
That the prupowed amendment to th or
ganization's constitution providing for a,
consolidation of tha Junior Loyal Temper
ance Legion, th young people's organisa
tion, with the loung Woman's Christian
Temperance Union, In a body to be known
aa Uie Frances Wlllard branch. Is to be
holly contested. Is already evident ,
"There will be dissension, but not con
tention," said MUs Eva K. Foster, press
superintendent, Sut the Utile knots of
worm n assembled about th corridors and
parlors discussed 'th matter with a fervor
indicating that the question Is lo be a real
Usue to be hotly contested ou both sides.
The election of officers will be scarcely
One Hdred and Fifty
Leaders of This Orgnataat lrn
more tha.n a formality. The organisation's
business requires trained workers And the
present corps la most efficient
Devotleaal Meetings. '
During the convention, beginning Friday,
devotional meetings will be beld dally, at
H:1M a. m. Different places will b ae-
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