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VOL. XXXIX-i-NO. 111.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBKH 23, 1 WO TWENTY PAD KB.
SINGLE COrY TWO CENTS.
TAFT STANDS FOR
President Strongly Dcfendt Water
ways Scheme in Address Made
at Corpus Christl.
PAV0R3 BOND ISSUE POLICY
Says Modern System Will Be Means
of Controlling Railway Rates.
PRESENT WORK DONE BY "JERKS"
Asserts Competent Board of Engineers
Should Investigate Pending Action.
DENOUNCES ALL RADICAL LAWS
Rise in English Discount Charges
The Briton's View
GOAL OnV. C. T. Ul
Convention Greets State President
with Promise of Aid to Carry
Last Chance To
Last Year's Registration Does
Not Hold Good This Year
PUNCH. OR THE LOKPOH OUARIVAIir.-SerressM JV1909.
Causes Wonder in America -''
j ": , . .o"r
AN UNDISPUTED CLAIM.
Ammicmt F.Miix. "MY POLE, ANYWAY!"
FOREIGNERS ..uNQ CASH
This is Given as One Reason for P'
DELEGATES STILL POURING IN
Over a Hundred from Iowa Attends
'YELLOW" SUPPLEMENTS SCORED
VI XiUglttllU. OLUUU.i
"Wants to Give Everybody a Square
"rrl and Atlvlsra A urn In at Laws
Df-nlnned to Cripple the
r--T3 CHRISTL Tex., Oct. 22 In an
a (1 r he i-o today before the Interstate
1: and Waterways league and the citizens
if Corpus Christl Presirtmt Taft announced
ltlmf-elf a Ftrongly favoring a permanent
rd tr!,et!cal system of Inland waterways
a a means of controlling railroad rates,
and raid he favored the policy of Issuing
b ir:d" for carrying out a practical system
of In. pre v-ments. ,
Up to ihi present tlma Mr. Taft de
tior d. Congr s has provided for Improve
ment In plecrrjenl fashion and the work
on Improvement lias been nothing mora
than "a procesion of Jerks." Before any
projeot la entered upon, the president de
clared. It should be thoroughly considered,
Inve1 fgated and reported upon by a board
of leers as to Its feasibility and de-
Once the Improvement Is declared desir
able and the communities In which It Is to
erv. can convince congress that their
growth has been such aa to Justify the
expenditure' of a large sum of money to
take care of the Increasing trade. Honda
should be Issued so that the improvements
wlcht be carried Into effect at once and
the benefits of it be quickly secured.
Inland Waterways nnd Panama Canal
" The president said he could see no dif
ference between Improving Inland water
ways and digging the Panama canal. Each
project should bo separately considered to
.determine whetheV or not It Is worth doing.
The president said he recognised the dan
ger of Issuing bonds Indiscriminately and
said the people muat not lost sight of the
fuct that some day, the bonds must be paid.
Hut he declared his great faith In the con
servatism of congress and the American
people and ho did not believe they would
go Into the Improvement of waterways
by means of a bond Issue on a hnphaaard
basts. He said that more than S8M.O0O.0rt0
have been spent on . the tmprovemrnr of
waterways In the. Jst,,.lnistead of working
toward a great avunue of commerce, how
ever, the money had been spent in piece
meal projects, provided for by congress In
vesponse to a clamor from home or as a
matter of party considerations.
Sponsors (or the Poller.
The commltteo of the senate and of the
house are responsible for the policy which
had been pursued, said the president. As
long as the limitation of the home clamor,
and party considerations continue, only
piecemeal work can be expected. The mat
ter 'should be' looked Into' from' a Tjuslness
point of view, which, after all, he declared
to be a patriotic point of view and the
whole subject of Improvement should be
considered with reference to their neces
sity, their practibllity and ttie ' common
good to the country.
While Improved waterwaya are the beat
method of controlling railroad rates, the
president said, they were not the only
means, and the Interstate lawa should ba
amended to make these laws effective.
The president said he did not believe
In radical lawa that would cripple railroads
'and he thought all persons should agree
that the best policy was a square deal for
Vi are a funny people," remarked the
president, "before the railroad committees,
everybody la In favor of It. A month after
It comes you can't find anybody In the
Country In favor of it, unless It be the
Grain Rates on Lakes Boosted Be
cause of Amount of Ore for
. DULUTH. Oct. . a. Grain rates have
takeu another advance and now are 2H
rents from the head of the lakes to the
lower lake porta. Vessel men are not so
liciting any buslnesi even at that rate, as
there Is enough ere to keep the vessels
busy until the end of the season.
Few contracts for storage grain have
been made. Shippers are offering V cents,
while vtssel men will not. make charters
It les than I cents.
CHINA AND JAPAN
IN TWO JURISDICTIONS
Scottish Rite Masone Dealde to Di
vide Thla Territory Porto Rico
Left as Before. '
WASHINGTON. Oct 22.-The supreme
euuncll of the southern Jurisdiction, Scot
tish Rite Masons, In executive session
' today considered confidential reports, from
emni!ttec. A Vesolutlon was adopted
making two Jurisdictions of China and
Japan. Heretofore these countries have
been under one Jurisdiction In charge of a
In the of Porto Rico, the letters
temporary, Treating bodies, were continued
for two years, and authorisation was made
to translate the ritual of the rite Into
in amendment , to the statutes was
adopted concerning the statutes of 'those
bodt s operating under letters temporary
and p-escribing the form In which perma
nent letters will be granted.
The council elected the following actlvt
members: William Busby of McAlester for
j Cyiuhoma. John II. Cowles of Louisville
"fJr Kentucky, Melville R. Grant of Mrrld
Un for Mississippi. Alogo Chase Stewart
or M. i.ouis lor Missouri
Arthur S. Cunningham, at present active
ireii.ber of the council, was transferred
(rum Oklahoma to New Mexico.
at Mount Etna
Alarm Felt at Messina Over Renewal
of Volcanic Activity Scientist
MESSINA, Oct. 22. Testerday'a earth
shocks, felt In tbe vicinity of Mount Etna,
and which coincide with the renewed ac
tivity of Mount Vesuvius, have caused
much alarm here. The fact that such
slesmlo disturbances had been predicted
by frank A. Perrett, the American scien
tist, formerly assistant director of the
Royal observatory on Mount Vesuvius
does not lessen the uneasiness.
Mr. Perrett was tn this city during the
last week of September, and at that time
pointed out that September 2 would be a
date most favorable fur earthquakes and
volcanlo eruptions, for the reason that at
that time the sun, earth and moon would
be in line, thus constituting a combination
tending to produce a gravitational distor
tion of the earth's form. Mr. Perrett added
that If nothing out of the ordinary oc
curred, as proved to be me case, it would
mean that the earth had resisted the
unusual pressure, but that telluric con
vulsions would likely be experienced in
the latter half of October.
NAPLES. Oct. 22,-The eruption of
Mount Vesuvius, which became alarmingly
active, appears to be decreasing . today,
The villages In the vicinity of the volcano
are filled with strangers, mostly foreign
ers, who had hastened there to witness the
SIMLA, British India, Oct. 22. Twenty
five persons were killed In recent earth
quake shocks at Bellput, a small town on
the Quetta railroad. In the central part of
May Be Called
Feeling is Running. High at Murder
Trial at Basin Involving
BASIN, Wyo., Oct. 22. (Special Tele
gram.) The presence here, of General
Oatchelt, head of the Wyoming militia, son
S3 on after the publication of the serious
charges against Felix Alston, sheriff, and
Alex Linton, a member of the Jury com
mittee, and Gatchell'a conferences ' with
Prosecuting Attorney Metx and Sheriff
Alston leads to the talk of more troops
here. Both Gatchell and Mete declined to
say whether or not at this time additional
troops would be added to those already
Prosecuting Attorney Metx said:, "We
will not stand for any intimidation of the
state's witnesses and if it Is attempted
we will put the individuals or persons In
Jail who tiles It.
The man that all look forward to with
greatest Interest now is Linton, head of
the Jury commission. He is now in town.
When seen he refused to talk beyond say
ing he would say what he had to say in
court and it would be the truth. Linton
haa been in close consultation with the at
torneys for the state ever since his ar
rival in town. His evidence will be of
great Importance. The methods of draw
ing JUrlea here as disclosed in the Saban
affidavit has made an Impression . which
stirs the love of fair play.
ROADS FIGHT FOR INCREASE
It They Win Nebraska Stockmen Will
Have to Pay Higher Charge .
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Oct. 22. Arguments were
continued here today before James Sedon,
special masto.' in chancery in the "cattle
rate" cases. In which fifty-two railroads
seek an Injunction against the Interstate
commerce commission to prevent a decrease
In charges for cattle shipments. P. J. Far
rell, one of the attorneys for the commis
sion, finished an argument begun yesterday.
If the railroads win the case, the rats
on cattle from Texas, New Mexico, Okla
homa, Colorado, Nebraska and northwes
tern states will be raised from 136, the
present charge, to probably 142, the rate
fixed by the roads In 1903 and which re
sulted in the present proceedings. The In
terstate Commerce commission ordered the
old rate restored In April 1908.
Head of Daughters of Coafederaey.
HOUSTON. Tex., Oct. 22. Mrs. Virginia
McSherry of West Virginia was today elec
ted president-general pf the United Laugh
ters of the Confederency In session here.
Where to Register
Polls Open 8 a. m. to 9 p. m,
l-i:03 South Cth.
ft i.til bcuth 10th.
1-W2 South 29lh.
ft S0J Vlntou.
ft lui Vinton.
6 22o4 South 11th.
1 1H Webster.
t.& South loth.
S 313 North 16ih.
4 l couth Utn.
ft to South Vith.
ft ti! South lMh.
71S Houih Ittft. '
31d Kim Ui Wh,
ell NorLn Itth.
I ami rttierman.
5 2l tJherman.
6 North luih.
1-K19 North 14th.
1 lxt North 24th.
ft M North 2ih.
t-aa Military Ave.
1 ITl t Leavenworth.
ft-ll Georgia Ave. (barn,
J-l;Wl Park Ave..
buuih Sid (barn,
1- 13M North 24th.
2 Ihus Curuing.
ft SI North IT in.
Imports Heavy and Exports Scanty,
Leaving Small Exchange Supply.
GERMANY DENIES HEAVY LOANS
Berlla Bankers Declare They Have
Large Balances and Are Not
Borrowing; to Excess la
NEW YORK. Oct. 22.-New Tork bankers
are not entirely agreed as to the Influence
of New York credit operations in having
forced the sensational advances of the last
two weeks in the Bank of England offic
ial discount rate.
Current estimates of New York's borrow,
lugs from foreign markets have run as
high as 1M0.0O0.00O for the season. Jacob It.
Schlff asserts that much exaggeration has
attended these estimates. It is a fact, how
ever, that New York clearing house banks
contracted the loan account 1110,000,000 from
the jlast week In August to October IS, with
out evidence of any corresponding liquida
tion In the stock market. Thess loans were
supposed to have transferred to a large
extent, to roreign banks. At the same
time, the country's foreign trade has been
abnormal in the heavy' value of Imports
and the scanty exports, leaving no adequate
supply of exchange to meet maturing la
Plans for floating new bond Issues also
have been held up, In which foreign bank
era were expected to participate and thus
take up portions 'of maturing indebtedness.
Miscalculation of the autumn money mar
kets Is admitted to have resulted from
these abnormal conditions. The rapid rise
in foreign exchange rates in New York
for several days past shows that foreigners
are Insisting on payment of maturing In
debtedness and Indicate that exports of
gold may.be Involved In meeting the re
BERLIN, Oct. 22. Inquiry among the big
international bankers today developed that
all are Incredulous regarding the reported
German purchases, of gold . In . London
Bankers say it teould be impossible to Im
port gold with profit at the present rate
of exchange. As Berlin bankers' view the
London sltuatltfn, ' the 'present stringency
there is due to the mistaken policy of the
Bank of England In maintaining too low
a discount rate, during , the. summer. This
encouraged speculation In New ork and
stimulated purchase of gold for other coun
tries as well as caused English bankers te
offer money In considerable sums for Ger
As a matter of fact, Instead of Germany
borrowing to excess in London, Berlin
bankers have large balances there. One
representative of ' a' great International
banking house Informed the Associated
Press today that It had larger balances in
London in 'Sterling than- all 'the London
bankers have with it In marks. Bankers
here hardly expect the London check rate
at Berlin to rise to such a point that the
gold export point will be reached, because
the English demand will be diverted to
Paris before that time.
STORY OF PIRATES
IM Ft flRinft fiTRnlTQ
Rertiic Cotter Reported to , Have
Gone After Them, bnt In Reality
Goes for President.
WASHINGTON. Oct 2J.-The revenue
cutter Wlndom, acting under orders from
Washington, has gone from Galveston to
Corpus Christl, Tex. The' president Is ex
pected to board the Wlndom at Corpus
Christl for a cruise around the harbor.
The departure of the Wlndom from Gal
veston has given rise to a report that It
had sailed out in search of vessels sus
pected of piratical purposes which the
British steamer Rowanmore reported had
overhauled it. Vessels, however, have been
ordered out wldi no such purpose, for the
story of pirates In the Florida straits Is
not taken seriously by officials here.
SIX OFFICERS ENTER PLEAS
Yoona-stOTra, O., Men Accused of
Bribery Throw I'p Haada on
YOUNGSTOWN, O., Oct. 22.-filx of the
fifteen county office holders, . contractors
and a salesman under Indictment for ac
cepting and giving bribes have pleaded
guilty to the charges' against them. John
Hannl, former county commissioner; James
Price, Samuel Brunstetter and North New
ton, former good roads commissioners,
waived trial today and pleaded guilty to
accepting bribes. O. C. Starr, a salesman
of Columbus, O., also waived a trial and
pleaded guilty to bribing the good roads
Former County Commissioner Warren H.
Kale stood trial, but after listening to the
testimony of the state stopped further
proceedings by pleading guilty. Price,
Brunstetter and Starr came Into court to
day. Ninth Ward
1 2679 Cuming.
2 32;0 Hurt (barn,
ft 4J04 Lavenport
4-211 South 36th
ft 2S14 r arnam.
11018 South 10th.
' ft 1621 Leavenworth,
ft 11121 Leavenworth.
14dO South 18th.
ft 144 South 11th.
1 tloi Hamilton.
l 3j'J.t Farnam.
3 1!4 South h (barn.)
4- ;us South 27th.
I 44U North 24th.
ft is 34 Ames Ave.
ft i-lli forty (barn, rear.)
11 North Ztih.
'. My' Witnecs
HEALER'S IDENTITY IN D0UB1
Man Who Died at Hastings May Not
Be Original Schlatter.
mr.AT.TO OF ANOTHER NAME
Chicago Man Acknowledges Friend
ship of McLean Schlatter
Thought to Have Died
CHICAGO, Oct. 22 The real name of
Fiancls Schlatter, who died Tuesday at
Hastings, was stated by David" McNaugh-
ton today to be ChaHea McLean. Mc-
Naughton has known the all
lleged healer for
Mr. McNaughton said:
"I have known Schlatter, or, more prop
erly, McLean, for thirty-five years. He
came from the Highland region of Scot
land and his family and mine were friends
in the old country. Every time he came
to Chicago during the last ten - years I
was with him much of the time. He used
to slap me on the shoulder and declare I
was his one best friend and that when ho
died he would leave me a million. I don't
know Just how much money he had. He
always seemed to be well supplied with
funds and had a number of Jewels.
Friend of Oom Panl.
"McLean as I knew him was a personal
friend of Paul Kruger, the former preid
dent of the Transvaal. One time when he
came to Chicago he showed me some Jewels
the Transvaal president had given him.
He had been around the world several
times and there was scarcely a country
he had not visited at some time.
"As regards his claim to being a divine
healer, I know nothing except that every
time he came to my house he always can
rled a big satchel filled with newspaper
clippings, telling of his wonderful cures.
While I don't know that he had any money
or property at the time of his death. I am
Inclined to think he may have had some
thing in the way of worldly goods.
"I have been advised that on his person
at the time of his death, was a letter, ask
ing that his effects be turned over to me.
I have wired the mayor of Hastings for In
formation and may go out to take charge
of the body."
Sehlsttcr Thought Dead.
ALBUyUKKUUE. N. M Oct. 22. That
Francis Schlatter, the so-called "dlvln
healer," died In Mexico la believed by thosu
who knew him here.
In June, 1837, a letter was received by
J. A. Sumner of this city, from John J.
Sexton of Casas Grande, Mexico, telling of
the finding of a body in Funga canyon,
near that place, which was believed to be
that of Schlatter. Near the body was a
horse similar to the one Schlatter rode.
A Bible, with the name "Francis Schlat
ter" written on the fly leaf, and a copper
cane like that -carried by Schlatter were
also found. '
M'CARREN'S DEATH IS NEAR
Brooklyn Leader Slnklnsjt and It
Thought He Has Ouly Few
Hours to Live.
NEW YORK. Oct. 22.-Senator Patrick
H. McCarren's fifht for life Is believed to
be nearlng Its end. This morning his pulse
rose to ti and it was announced at the
Brooklyn hospital where he was operated
on for appendicitis a week ago that the
patient probably had only a few hours to
live. Hypodermic injections were used to
stimulate his falling heart motion.
At noon Pr. Hughes said:
"There la the slightest ray of hope. The
patient Is still conscious and la now trying
to sleep. We are unable to sustain the
Experiments Soon to Be Made to Dem
onstrate Possibility of Secrecy
Over Wide Zone.
: WASHINGTON, Oct 22. The navy Is
soon to cenduct experiments in long dts
tanco wireless telegraphy. Impressed with
the Importance of a system which will in
cases of necessity transmit messages from
some place on the Atlantic seaboard for a
distance of 1.000 miles the matter was
taken up In earnest almost a year ago.
The experiments In communicating 1,000
miles are to take place at Brant Rock,
Mass., beginning probably late in Decem
ber. Instruments constructed for this- pur
pose have been installed in a tower over
401) feet high.
Two scout cruisers, the Salem and the
Birmingham, are to be utilised as re
ceiving stations They w ill leave the United
States in December for a trip which will
keep them within a radius of 3,0 miles
of Brnnt Rock, the present program con
templating a cruise from the Scotch coast
downward to the West African coast and
also In the American tropics.
Strict requirements were laid down by
tne Navy dep&rtment in the specifications
Inviting proposals for constructing the
i.rouoped high powered station as well as
for the apparatus aboard ships. The mcs
sages from shore must not be Interrupted j fight the new ministry because of Its al
by atmospherlo disturbances or Intentional I ltged monarchical tendencies. They predict
or unintentional interference by neighbor a series of swift changes bringing about a
lng stations. The messages also must oe
transmitted with entire secrecy. The ap
furatus aboard the ships rou.st be capable
of transmitting and receiving messages at
all times, lu all. seasons and in . all .lati
tudes for 1,008 miles and to receive mes
sages from "the high powered station for
8,000 miles at all times. '
Upon the result of these experiments will
-est the question of the erection by the
navy of a wireless tower at Washington,
!.' C.', as contemplated originally, that in
MAtsachusftW belonging to a private com
pany. -' . ' ' ' r '
Girl's Passion for Reading
Becomes a Real Disease
i?arah Rubensteln is a 12-year-old girl
who attends the Leavenworth' school, She
is also one of the problems that Super
intendent Davidson and the principal of
the Leavenworth school have to deal with;
"and it is a problem," said the superin
tendent, "jukt what to do with this child."
' Sarah has developed a mania for, read
lug and during the last two years It has
been alniott Impossible for her teachers to
control her. Her parents cannot. At first
the devoted all her attention to history,
but of lute she has gone back to stories
for children. Her mental attitude and
conversation have followed the same trend.
It has been neceary for her teachers
and for her father to ask of the Public
I library atlenduitts that Sarah be per
mitted to spend only a certain time in the
reading room each day.
On Thursday the Rubensteln girl went
to the library and took a book with her
into a retired corner. The library at
tendants did nut notice her particularly,
but when the time allowed her for reading
had been passed fur an hour or more
without her coming home, the girl's father
went to the children's room In the library
building to get her. Sarah would not go
with him and soon the two were engaged
ANTI-CLERICALS ARE AHEAD
Demand in Spain for Legislation Sim
ilar to French Laws.
NEW MINISTRY NOT POPULAR
In Some Quarters There Yet Lingers
-' Fear of Monarch lal Tendenelcs
' Liberals Rejoice at
MADRID, Oct. 22.-The fall of Premier
Maura and the conservative cabinet haa
produced a feeling of relief and encourages
the hope that a period of Internal tran
quillity will occur. It was no. open secret
that Maura's refusal to give King Alfonso
an opportunity to pardon Ferrer is re
gretted by his majesty.
Most of the republican senators and dep
uties express themselves as satisfied with
the latest turn of events, particularly as
they believe it marks the end of clerical
Influence with the government. One of
these said today:
"The new cabinet opposes openly the
clericals and thus it becomes possible to
establish an anti-clerical policy so neces
sary to Spain."
However, radical members of the Cortes
uke Deputy Serlano, who is also editor of
Kspana Nueva, announce an lnttntlon to
situation like that that begun with the
insurrection in the fleet in 1868 and cul
minated In . 1S73. with the abdication of
King Amedeus and the establishment of a
short lived republic
The liberal papers are filled today with
rejoicings over what they term the end
of the tyrannical rule of Maura. The El
Pals, a republican organ, hopes the war tn
Morocco will be brought to a prompt and
honorable conclusion, "to avoid the ruin of
the country." It also demands the passage
of autt-clerical laws similar to those of
In an argument that was disturbing every
body else In the building.
When her reading is disturbed Miss
Rubensteln becomes indignant and noisy.
She indulged in tantrums to such an ex
lent Thursday that the library watchman
was called in to assist Mr. Rubensteln to
get his daughter away. Argument and
persuasion were tried In vain.. The girl
was stubborn and loud in her" declaration
that she ought not to be disturbed. Fin
ally the watchman and the father took
hold of her to remove her bodily. The girl
fought as hard as she knew how, shrieking
and denouncing her captors at the top of
her voice. She pulled the watch chain of
the library attache to pieces and on the
street she refused to listen to her father's
petting and coaxing. She told him she had
lived with him eleven years and could
stand it no longer, and acted altogether In
a nay to merit the title she carries "among
hur teachers and fellow pupils, "The
Late this afternoon the supeiintendeit of
schools will have a consultation with the
father and daughter and medical advice
will be sought to see If something cannot
be done to change the mental attitude of
.Sarah Rubensteln, with a view to ending
her present violent tendencies when her
will Is crossed.
Superintendent of Press Department
Tells of Crusade Against Them.
MRS. STEVENS REVIEWS YEAR
Nntlnnnl President Lands Taft'a PosU
tlnn on Temnernnce 4nratloa, De
nounces Itevrnne Tax and
Urges Antl-Polygsmy Law.
Omaha. Omaha, we love you.
Omaha. Omaha, we'll see you through
To prohibition. '
With this slgnlflcnnt chorus and with
handkerchiefs fluttering the convention of
the National Women's Christian Temper
ance union greeted Mrs. Frances Beverldge
Heald, president of the Nebraska organi
sation, when she was presented as one of
the hostesses at Friday afternoon's session.
"That Is why we are entertaining you,"
Mrs. Heald replied as she smilingly stepped
back to her place on the rostrum. '
Contained In this greeting to Mrs. Heald
was the substance of the declaration made
earlier In the day by Mrs. Lillian M. N.
Stevens of Portland, national president,
that the convention came to Omaha for the
avowed purpose of fostering the movement
to make Nebraska a prohibition state.
Several hundred out of town women had
been added -to the convention when the
afternoon session opened, one delegation of
over 100 having come from Iowa occupying
spectators seats. Another nearly as large,
composed of members of the Nebraska un
ions, also cama ns visitors.
Reports of officers and superintendents
and secretaries occupied the session.
Tcllow Jourryils and especially the colored
Sunday supplements came In for a flaying
at the hands of Mrs. Minnie Baker Horning
of llllnoiB, superintendent of the press de
partment. She said the principal work of
the press department for tho year had been
a crusade against the so-called colored,
comic supplements. She advocated a sys
tematic appeal to parents, teachers and the
moral people of every state, asking them
to try to persuade the editors of the yel--low
Journals to do away with them, en
tirely. Work of Two Auxiliaries. ,
The real merits of both sides of the one
issue promised in tho Omaha convention
were presented In the reports of Miss
Rhena E. O. Mosher of New York, general
secretary of the Young Women's Christian
Temperance union, and Miss Margaret
Wlntrlnger of Illinois, general secretary of
the Loyal Temperance Legion. Whllo
neither hinted at the consolidation Intended
In the proposed amendment to the consti
tution tha would unite these organisations
In a new body to be known as Frances
Wlllard Branch, each emphasized In detail
the strong points of her own work and Its
necessity and Importance as a supple
mentary department of the mother organi
zation. All these points will be weighed
when the amendment comes before the
convention next week. -
Miss Moshtr pointed out the "Y's" as her
department is called, constitute one
twentieth of the membership of the whole
Women's Christian Temperance union
organization and that It had made a gain
of nearly 2.000 members during tho past
year. Sha especially emphasized that 4,000
young men hefd honorary membershlp'aud
paid dues to the '"s" and that the ranks
of these young people, men and women,
were furnishing the trained lecturers,
evangelists and organizers that are ad
vancing the work of tho Women's Chris
tian Temperance union.
Gains In Loyal Legion.
Miss Wlntrlnger told of . a gain of 15.000
among tho Loyal Temperance Legion, 700
new branches having been formed during
the past year, of which t475 were Junior
branches. These children have been use4
effectively In campaign work and all have
taken the pledge of total abstalnance. Miss
Wlntrlnger laid especial stress upon the
necessity, proven through experience, of
holding these young people through-'stato
conventions, state organizations and such
other means as carry with them attractive
features. Fourteen state Loyal Temperance
legion are now at work and recently a new
organization. Including 100 colored children
has been formed In Texas. The Loyal
Temperance legion is proud of the fact
that it supports a missionary to the boys
and girls of Japan, who is doing for them
the same work as Js being done In this
country. Some significance was attached
by the delegates to a bouquet presented
Miss Wlntrlnger at the close of her address
by the Illinois delegation and the Loyal
Temperance Legion of the world.
Alcohol Scorned as Drug.
"An inquiry which I sent to 800 professors
ef medicine In May as to present teaching
in rcKara m aiuouoi ns imun-uiu uivubui
pearly 100 replies, noma too late for the
paper which 1 was preparing for tho Lon
don congress on alcoholism," said Mrs.
Marth.'i M. Allen .superintendent of the
medical temperance department. "They all
show that alcoholic liquors are no longer
looked upon as the phyxlcians' main re
liance In his combat with disease, but that
rather, alcohol occupies a very limited
place in theraphy and some of these pro
fessors in their own practice havo no use
for it. Dr. Mann, dean of the Medical
school of Buffalo, N. Y., said: I think the
medical profession could get along per
fectly well without tlio ue of alcohol ex
cept 1 nthe manufacture of drugs. I do not
suppose 1 havo usi'd a pint of alcohol in
the last ten years. 1 think the tendency
of the medical profession through the
country Is to give up alcohol in the treat
ment of disease.' " i
The Importance of the temperance and
labor department must be recognized by
the wealth of its opportunities, ald Mrs.
Mae M. Whitman of California, in speaking
on temiierunce and labor. "Like n thread of
gold It runs through nearly every other
department in our roster ready with help
along all Unss of human need4.
"We hear much In the ed.iys about tha
'conservation of natural resources.' our
mineral wealth, our great forests and our
water supplies, and it is well. But the
temperance and labor department is Inter
ested In the conservation of the highest
well being of 'he us.-ful worksr himself.
(Continued m Fifth Pa.)
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