Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 24, 1909, NEWS SECTION, Image 1

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    Th Omaha Sunday Bee
For Nebraska Generally fair.
For Iowa Tartly tlnuity.
For weather report page 2.
Southern Applaase Greets Taft as He
. Whirls Through Cities of
Lone Star State.
Peary Flings
Down His Gage
to Rasmusscn
Chautauqua Salute Abolished as
Unsanitary and American Flag
Adopted Instead.
Commander Also Doubts Whether
Dane Saw Ah-Pe-Lah or I-Took-a-Shoo
as Basis for Letter.
Northwest Empire Builder ' '
Final Promise that He Wk
Come and Speak.
. f
Guest of Exposition and Entertained
by the Commercial Club.
Again Takes Stand in Defense of the
Deep 'Waterways Policy.
Says He Appreciates Friendship More
Than the People's Votes.
Cardial Greeting; of the Boathlnnd
Tmrhn Heart of Chief Rirra
llve Coi arret a la tea State
Great Inheritance.
HOUSTON. Tex.. Oct. 21 President Taft
reached Houston at 7:10 today. A tier
breakfutit on the train he waa given a
military salute and driven to the Rico
hotel, where ha made an addreaa from the
balcony. A motor car ride followed, dur
ing which he reviewed aeveral hunred
school children. The president will leave
Houston for Dallas at 1:30 p. m.'
During his speech at the Rice hotel, the
president was constantly Interrupted with
opplue and old-fashioned rebel yells. He
seemed to eny thoroughly thi noisy wel
come and told the people of Houston that
he did not care what their politics were,
he appreciated their greetings and under
stood U to be a tribute to the head of a
uniJJ nktlon. Mr.' Taft was presented
witl5U badge by Mlsa Kate Daffan. presi
dent of the Texas division of the United
laugbters' of the Confederacy.
Agila Alenttana Waterways.
, . "My friends." continued the president,
"I ant lil.e joe. in 'Bleak House,' and must
L o.i. this country la so large, I
t...... ....- to stay long at any. one
If.-:.. rat pleasure to be here
.. i.ut. ...; to stay a week It I could.
... .o. ji.we coming Into Texaa that
yti... .v uiW interested In waterways.
u... u. .... of the conservation of
lu, . ..atirne, which la pressing for
uj and comprehensive treatment"
i j.rti.iuent congratulated the people
of the stale In having a richer Inheritance
Uiuu inont of the other states. In that
they won their own Independenca before
their union with the states.
"You have a history of your own." he
said, "as well as the history of the United
States. I take to heart your cordial greet
ing. Men of the south, I thank you for
it. I don't care what your politics are.
I remember it waa told to Mr. Rooaevelt
when he was president that he had more
friends and got fewer vote. In Texas than ;
thy other state. If you will give me your
friendship, we can afford to wait for votes.
We are a united people, united In senti
ment, united In belief and happiness of a
common- country .and , In honoring com
mon flag." t . "
Delaware Goes
at Record Speed
American Shipbuilders Prove Their
Ability in Building Fighting
Craft of Great Power.
from the Phllipplnea and Alaska during
ROCKLAND. Me.'. Oct Si-American ! will be issued by the War department
hlpbullders demonstrated their ability to I nt week.
push tha battleship Delaware, the highest r" decision regarding every de
veloped marine fighter in the world. In " ot th order Involving the stations to
. iiandardlzatiou test over a measured 'Mcn th home-coming troops are to be
ml.e course today at a speed of SLSS knots S'ned. the official, decline to make
an hour. .ubiect t tidal eorrectloun In known even the regiments to be ordered
.,nii.hin. .hi. feat so ooA-hnrm-nnwr
.ft.. . . . . . .,.. , . K fl,-l.
battleship, commonly known as tha dread
naught class, was developed.
TWymean of the Delaware, .maximum
ru today was n 44 knots an hour, a mar- rrom rn l""n" 01 lBe ueenin.
gin of .44 of a. knot over the contract with t y-thlrd and Fourth regiment.,
lie builders, tha Newport New. Ship Build- Next th8 rKlment of gentry will
in and Dry Dock company. Th. blgjcom bck from AU,k n be uccdl
.fighting craft put out t. sea this afternoon j ln tnat "llr' Probably by the Sixteenth
for a four-hours' endurance run. j infantry.
Mower Coadltleaa Abroad Advanced!
a thief Rcshs (or Tlghtcn
' imm This aide.
NEW TORK. Oct. S3. The stock market
waa weak today and money conditions
here and abroad wore agata advanced as
the principal reason. The opluon of bank
ers continue to reflect much diversity on
the subject, the prevailing belief being,
however, that the situation abroad has
been much exaggerated. The probability
of gold exports to Europe next week has
been somewhat lessoned by yesterday',
lata, decline. In oxchaag. but further ex
ports of gold to South Amerloa during tha
next week are now certain.
On the Stock exchange sentiment was
almost unanimously bearish. London was
not a factor in local operations, selling
probably leaa than J. 000 shares on balance.
Joseph Snntter.
Joseph. Sautter, 13 years old. died at
At. Joseph', hospital Saturday morning. He
waa a truck farmer living near Third street
and Central boulevard. He leavea a widow
and several children. Tbo funeral la ' to
bo l.i.d from St. Joseph'. Catholic church
Monday morning at S o'clock. Burial will
bo In tha German Catholl. cemetery.
Thoasae Smith.
Thomas Smith. 4 months of age. eon of
Mr. arid Mrs. George 11. Smith. 3936 South
Eighteenth street, died Saturday. The
funeral mil be held from the homo at
S o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be
In Forest Lawn cemetery.
Ethel Jonea, 21 years old, died at Douglas
county hospital Saturday morning, follow
ing an operation. Har mother, Mra. Alta
Jones ) Kansas City, fat to come to Omaha
to tekeJchaigo of tha body.
Mra. l'nU Rh.
Mra, L'rsula Rose. jtar Kid. died Fri
day olJut at her heme. ii South Twenty
fourth Ltreet The body has ban taken to
Ubkelof-a. Neb., for burial by, relatives.
)H oldie Loalaao.
- Mia. KJolw zingo. 11 years s-e,
died at '.an O hospital Saturday morn
ing. T f body ha been, taken
h batison.
, fvk- kuriae
WASHINGTON, Oct. Si-Commander
Robert E. Peary, the Arctic explorer, has
telegraphed to scientific friends here that
It was Impossible for Knud Rssmussen,
the Danish explorer, to have seen any of
the members of the Dr. Cook party and
that a'ny Information which Rasmussen re
ceived was, therefore, not at first hand.
That the story told In Rasmussen's re
port of his Impressions of Dr. Cook, as re
cently made public by Mrs. Rasmussen at
Copenhagen, lacks authority. Is the sub
stance of Peary's latest message.
The dispatch came from Peary a day or
two ago and It has been scrupulously kept
secret. The persons to whom It was ad
dreased doubtless guided largely by the
host of criticisms of Commander Peary's
previous statements la the course of poiar
coutroverey regard the message as strictly
confidential end have observed the obli
gations. Efforts to recure a copy of the
dispatch today were unavailing. It is
known, however, that the telegram was
sent 1y Peary from Maine after he had
carefully read the report of Rasmussen,
and that It Is Intended to discount what the j
Danish official, Rasmussen, had to say In
support of his belief In the full achieve
ment of Cook's ambition to reach the goal
at the farthest north.
Rasmussen In his story did not at any
point say that Ah-Pe-Lah and I-Took-a-Hboo,
the Eskimo companions of Cook, had
told him (Rasmusien) any of the matters
he referred to In his report, but quoted
them as saying they made the statements
he mentioned and referred to the friends
of the two Eskimos as asserting these mat
ters In corroboration of Cook's claims.
LAWRENCE, Kin., Oct. 23. Dr. Fred
erick: A. Cook wired Prof. L. L. Dyche of
the Kansas State university from Duluth
today as follows:
Will be pleased to have you Join Mount
McKlnley expedition. The details of that
expedition will be undertaken shortly.
Prof. Dyche wired his acceptance.
Robbers Despoil
Image of Virgin
Jewels Valued at Several Million
Roubles Stolen from Historic
, Shrine in Poland.
Oct. a. During the night robbers entered
the chapel of the Paulina convent here
and despoiled the Image Of the Virgin of
ilh. Cnh wltK tfa nearta t h M diamond
gtuu, crown .d mtnr votlv. oKer.
ings of jewels. The Image Itself waa not
damaged. The objects stolen .have a
value of several million roubles. Today
the chapel, which had closed up on the
discovery of the outrage, was surrounded
with a' great crowd of weeding and pray
tug men and women. "
General Order Kxpeeted Soon fro as
' War Department Sixteenth
Goto to Alaska.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23. A general or
der governing the number of troops to and
i back. It Is thought, however, the order
! will I
name the datea of sailing of probably
:the Sixth. Nineteenth and Ninth regiments
of Infantry to the Philippine, and It will
give the home stations upon their return
Memorial Aasoelattow rosssaltteo Will
Probably Select Prlaeetoo as
Site for Sbaft.
PRINCETON. N. J.. Oct " 23. That a
site for the proposed monument In memory
of the lata G rover Cleveland will be chosen
in tha near future and that Its location will
probably bo In Princeton became known
today as a result of the informal meeting
of the committee on alto and designation of
the Cleveland Memorial association.
The committee consist, of Prof. Wood row
Wilson of Princeton university, M. Taylor
Pyno and former United State. Senator
John F. Dryden.
btorooctte Eleven Holds Wolverines
to to B Score.
MILWAUKEE. Oct. Zl-Michigan had th
narrowest escape of Its career today, when
the Wolverine eleven defeated Marqutta,
S to S, In one of the most brilliant gamea
tha Michigan eleven ever played.
With tha exception of the first ten min
ute, of the game, the two elevena were on
exactly even terms. In the acond half th
play wa. almost entirely, in Michigan's
half of the gridlorn.
Michigan had three trial, at goal from
placement and one wa. blocked and two
mlased. Marquette had three trials at goal
and missed.
Blno Gmae Players Wbttowaak Now
Orleans Men to O.
NEW ORLEANS. Oct. It The opening of
Tulane university's new athletic stadium
today was featured by its first foot ball
defeat of the aeaaoa, when Central Uni
versity ot Kentucky, romped home with th.
big end of a S to ecore.
Tulane did not play lis usual gains and
although Kentucky wa. outweighed, eiUl
its speed won. The Mora waa made near
the end of tha first half, when L. Seol
back carried the ball over the goal Una,
aftr getting a pretty forward pasa. Duffy
kicked goat
Pnsteat Stasueer , Dead.
LEXINGTON. Ky., Oct. 3 Salvstor.
cuuaidsred by many to have been the fast.
i lumunc ran hors the wurid has aver
knn. died at tha Klmeodorf farm hi-r of
IJautts U. Itasln of .it l..r looay. bal'
vatur'a world tecord waa IXj
Expected to Delirer Most Important
Message to Farmers.
Goald Diets la HandllnsT tbo Plans
for Mr. H Ill's Entertainment by
' tbo Commercial dab In
tbo Evening;.
James J. Hill, builder of the northwestern
empire and undoubtedly the most power
ful factor In the development of the north
em section of the west half of the t'nlted
States, will be the guest of Omaha during
the National Corn exposition, will speak at
the Missouri River Navigation congress and
will be entertained by the Omaha Commer
cial club on December 15.
Mr. Hill's visit to Omaha wa. assured
when the corn show management received
this letter from him:
I jassume the first day of the exposition
will be occupied mainly In organisation.
Any day after the opening day will suit
me snd I will be glsd to hear a. to what
day will best suit you.
The management of the exposition has
selected December IS as. the day and lie
will speak on the afternoon of that day.
The Missouri River Navigation congress
will be in session at that time and It will
ask Mr. Hill to speak In the morning for
a few minutes. The invitation which Mr.
Hill has accepted waa to spend a day and
evening in Omaha and in the evening the
CommerclrJ club will probably give a
dinner In hla honor.
Dinner for Hint.
The entertainment of the man who has
built 7.000 miles of road and opened up
314.000.000 aores to farmers and ranchmen
will be In the hands of Oould Diets, chair
man of the entertainment committee of
the Commercial! club. At the meeting of
the executive committee Tuesday he will
make a recommendation suggesting a din
ner for Mr. Hill which will be without a
rival among the dinner, given by the club
to railroad magnate, and publicists.
The Invitation, which Mr. Hill has ac
cepted, waa first Informally presented
to him by T. F. Sturgesa manager of the
exposition and Will A. Campbell of the
publicity bureau of the Commercial club
when they were In St. Paul. July 17.. He
then told Mr. Sturgess he' -would come, if
possible. When Mr. Sturgess. aa pub
licity agent for the Corn show, asked
authority to place Mr. Hill's same on
the program and-advertise the fact that
he would apeak, Mr. Hill said. "Tea, .ir,M
bringing down hi. arm In an emphatic
Since this interview the Corn show haa
been able to advertise the fact that Mr.
Hill would bo here, with his authority.
He gave Mr. Campbell a photogroph of
himself, unpublished up to that time,
which haa been the meana of giving the
ahow a large amount' of valuable ad
vertising. The New York World has
published a column story about Mr. Hill
visiting the show and clipping bureaus
have furnished more than S00 clipping,
about Mr. Hill', interest In the Corn
Greatest Drawing; Cnrd.
, "It haa been the greatest advertisement
we ever had," aald Mr. Sturgess. "Wi
never doubted that Mr. Hill would come
to Omaha and his letter today confirms
our hopes. Mr. Hill will be here."
For the first time Omaha will have an
opportunity to entertain the great railroad
builder. Many efforts have been made In
the past to get him here. He was forced
to oecune three of four Invitations to
speak every day and It Is an unusual good
fortune that Omaha 1. able to secure htm
now. He haa taken a deep Interest In the
corn show and It Is through this fan
he haa been Induced to come here at all
He aaya ha will call a spade a spade when
he comes to Omaha and will not try to call
It an agricultural implement.
Mr. Hill's addresses are always .emark-
able for their aocuracy. It has been said
of him that ha thinks In figures. ' He w'll
read hla addreaa before the National Corn
association and what la given to the pres.
will bo written. Ho devotes a great deal
of tlmo to digging out accurate statistics
ana la anxious they should bo understood
aa he Intends them to be. Hie addreaa here
la axpocted to bo one of hla most Important
messages to the farmers of the northwest
and west in whom be haa always a spec
ial interest.
Before ho built hla railway. Mr. Hill
walked from the Falls of St. Anthony to
Puget aound and Inspected every mile of
the country himself. At that time the ve. -
turo waa called -Hill's Folly." This year
he expect, grain from th. region to win
prise, at tha corn exposition and hi has
offered S2.S00 in special prise, to encour
age exhibitor.
Edward Brook, of Cartbaa-e, Ma.,
Tries to Cat Woman Throat
She May 'Die.
CARTHAGE, Mo.. Oct 23. Edwad
Brooks, a millionaire K years old, at
tempted to murder his wife by cutting her
throat today while the two were walking
on the electric lino track toward Webb
City. Brook, escaped with officer, on his
trail. Mra. rBuok. probably will die.
Operatives In North and Sontb Caro
lina Oat of Work to Cartall
Prod notion.
RALEIGH. N. C Oct. XX. Tha board of
governor, of the American Textile associa
tion has ordered all tha big cotton mills
of . North and South Carolina to close
down today for a period of from fourteen
to thirty days, in order to curtail the
manufacture of cotton.
CHARLOTTE. N. C. Oct. XI -According
to a report from Spartanburg. 8. C, today,
seven big cotton mills near thern, employ
ing 19,000 operative., closed doa today.
XYCr -V.W 4.1.- W;M !
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Fourteen Thousand Dakota Farms to
Be Distributed.
Only Seventy-Five Tbonsand Persons
Apply, Dne to More Rlgeresi Rear
nlntiona Concern Inn; Settle
aaent of Territory.
SIOUX FALLS. 8. D., Oct n.-(3peclal.)
Tonight the registration for chance, to
draw farms of 100 acrea each from the
14,000 larms which Uncle Sam Is to dis
tribute among homeseekera In tha ceded
portion, of the Cheyenne River and Stand-
Rock Indian reservations, came to an
end. the fiat, .for the registration having
been fixed by proclamation- of President
Taft from. October 4 to October 23. The
drawing Will begin October 30 at Aber
deen. ' . ! .
Instead of 800,000 person, registered, as
waa originally .expected in some quarters,
the number reaches barely 75.000, but this
will result to the benefit of. those who
have registered, for they stand a better
chance of winning farms when the draw
ing takes place. The falling off in the
number registering is due to several
causes, one of them being the compara
tively! high price which bomeseekers who
draw farms will have to pay per acre for
the land embraced In the farms to be
Homeeteadlng of public lands Is not what
It used to be when the government wa.
much more lenient with hometseader. than
In these modern days. Now fourteen
months' residence is required in the case of
commutation proofs and homesteader,
must have tehlr homes on their land to
the exclusion of a home elsewhere, and
must make Improvements of a substantial
character before they can make final proof,
which la preliminary to securing a title to
the lands from the government
Entry Mndo Next Springe.
Those who draw farms In the Cheyenne
River and Standing Rock reservations will
not be permitted to make formal entry until
next spring. At the time of making entry
the individual homesteader will be required
to pay $14 feea and commissions, and in
addition one-fifth of the appraised value
of the land must be paid at the time of
making entry. The remalnedr of the pay
ment, for the land must be made at atated
Intervals, and If a homesteader falls to
make a payment when It become, due all
his former payment, will be forfeited and
hla or her entry will be canceled.
Now that the registration for chances
to draw farms in the ceded lands has been
ended, the next Interesting event in the
disposal of thse lands will be the drawing,
which will begin at Aberdeen on Tuesday.
October 26.
Josephine Burke, the little daughter of
Congressman and Mra. Charles H. Burke
of South Dakota, and Miss Jeanetto Hedger,
daughter of Mr. and Mr. S. C Hedger of
Aberdeen ha v. been selected by Judge
James Wltten, who Is in charge of the
drawing aa the representative of the in
terior department at Washington, to repre
sent the government in selecting the I
envelopes containing the namea of those
who have reglstred at the drawing.
Josephine Burke is S years of age and
Jeanette Hedger la one year older. Since
being selected for this Important duty, the
Uttl Hedger girl has ben taken tuTwn with
an attack of scarlet fever. Alice Jackson,
a little girl of about her own age, of
Aberdeen, has been designated a substi
tute by Judge Wltten, and will serve in
place of Jeanette Hedger if the latter has
not recovered by th time the drawing
Kale, that Will Apply.
Th drawing will take place In an audi
torium at Aberdeen. A huge platform has
been erected in the building, upon which all
the envelopes containing the namea of those
who have registered will be deposited and
thoroughly mixed up. One of the require
ments of the registration was that none
of the envelopes should bear Identification
marks, tha outside of the envelope, being
without writing or mark, of any kind. The
drawing will open at 10 o'clock In the fore
noon of the day stated, and. "will be done
The number, thu. assigned will fix and
determine the order in wcicb the applicants
named therein will be permitted to later
select the lands they desire and present
their filing therefor. For instance, the
person named In the application numbered
one will have first choice of all the lands
subject to entry in the two reservations.
tha person named in application No. 1
iConUuued on Second Pagt.)
Czar Nicholas
Reaches Sunny
Italian Clime
Hearty Welcome Extended Ruler of
the North on His Visit to
King Emmanuel.
RACCONIOI, Italy, Oct 23. -Nicholas,
emperor of all the Rtisslas, made a trium
phal entry Into Italy today. Whatever may
have stlrrtd beneath the surface the out
ward manifestation waa a cordial and pop
ular welcome to th. head of a friendly
Threatened demonstration, had been
sternly suppressed, but tha day's rejoicing
was spontaneous ' and genuine, even the
mayor of Rome having been sent by
radical and socialistic board of aldermen
to participate In the imperial reception.
Broadly .viewed the much discussed and
keenly, anticipated meeting- between Em-,
per or Nicholas and King Victor Emmanuel
opened' most auspiciously. The emperor
arrived here at 3:30 p. m.
From the moment the Imperial party en
tered Italy through the famoua Moat Cents
tunnel at Modune until It reached the royal
castle it waa attended by an honorary
military guard. Not an Inch of the tunnel
but was examined, and It was lined wttli
soldiers who could almost touch hands.
Clergy Greets
Fraternal Words Spoken by Members
of Various Protestant Denomina-
at Detroit Convention.
DETROIT. Oct IS. The biennial conven
tion of the Unlveraaliat . church, which
opened, here laat evening, entered upon its
program of routine business today. Among
the features of today'a program waa the
receiving of fraternal greetings from De
troit clergy of other denominations. Among
these were Bishop Cbarlea D. Williams of
the dlocrse of Michigan, Rev. Byron W.
For bus, Congregatlonallst; Rev. C. B. Allen,
Methodist Episcopal; Rev.-. F. T. Oalpln,
Baptist; Rev. John Brittaln Clarke, Pres
byterian, and Rabbi Leo M. Franklin of
Temple Bethel. ......
New Spanish Cnblnet laanea State
ment that It Will Follow Policy '
of Pacification.
MADRID, Oct 23. Following a seaalon of
the cabinet last night an official communl?
cation was lssuea announcing that the cab
inet proposed to follow a policy of pacifica
tion and liberty. It is understood that
among tha specific decisions arrived at waa
one to aubmlt tha religious order, engaged
In Industrie, to the operations of the com
mon law.
Railroad Directors C hosen.
HUDSON, Wis., Oct 22. At the annual
meeumr of the stockholders snd directors
of the Chicago. Ml. Paul, Minneapolis A
Omaha Railway company today, all officers
were re-elected. J lie Doaro or Oirectora will
be the same with the addition of James T.
Clark of Sl Paul and John D. Caldwell of
Chlcagd to the membership.
Japanese See" Boston ,
and Big Foot Ball Game
BOSTON, Oct 21 The important com
mercial and Industrial establishment, and
educational institutions of Boston and its
surrounding cities and towns were today
thrown open to tha inspection of the hon
orary commercial commissioners of Japan,
who are making a tour ot the United
The commissioner, escorted by various
commercial repreaentatlves ot the Pacific
coast arrived by special train from Provi
dence early this forenoon. They were met
at the South station by a delegation from
the Boston Chamber of Commerce and a
tour of points of historical. Industrial and
commercial interest in this section of the
stats waa Inaugurated.
Tbo delegate, war formed Into three
Strong Showing Being Made by
Cattlemen Accused of Murder.
Examination of floxee In Which
Names Are Kept Also Show Dis
crepancies Rumors Two of
Acensed Have Confessed.
BASIN. Wyo., Oct 23 (Special Tele
gram ) The net result of the testimony be
ing taken by counsel thus far for the de
fense of George Saban, one of the cattle
men under Indictment for the murder of
three aheepmen, has been confirmatory
of Saban'a allegation. The examination of .
tha boxes today, aa ordered by Judge Par
melee, ahow. unquestionably that the lists
were not prepared as contemplated by the
statutes. The attorneys for the state in
cpencpurt denied ,. that 1 : waa the result
of work oi . thHr fclde. The fact that In the
Jury wheel or' box were the namea of the
best known cattlemen- for the major part
disposed of the suggestion that their elimi
nation wa. secured at the hands of per
sons friendly to the defense and H. S.
Rldgely, aenior counsel for the defense
entered a disclaimer for the defendants
along that line.
The first box or wheel opened was the
one known as general box No. L but before
the clerk waa allowed to touch them the
Judge.' ordered . the ballots to be counted
first In this one 725 were found which
waa short eighty-two aa per lists checked
by attorneys for both sides. It was the
Irony of fate that among the names were
those ot Joe Emge, one of the murdered
sheepmen, and George Saban, who was
present In court and stands Indicted for
the murder of Emge. The name also of
Joe Faris, another defendant was like
wise, found in the wheel. Faris Is not
confined here, but in -the Sheridan county
It is rumored that he and another de
fendant Keyes, have confeased and that
ia why they are not kept here. Tha sec
ond box. No. 3. aa it is deslgrated, and
In which are placed the names In what la
termed the five mile limit, or emergency
list, 'was found not to contain them- aa
required by law. When County Clerk
Russell waa called to the atand again
this morning, Rldgely, for the defense
objected and requested that the evidence
of the -clerk be not heard until the boxes
had been opened and the contenta gone
Into .E. E. Enterllne, for the state, op
posed this and the court permitted
Clerk Ruaaall to go on the atand. Hla
testimony waa damaging to the state,
as it showed that th. list Insofar as cer
tain erasure, were concerned, was dif
ferent from that which left hi. hands
and as checked off by him. He further
aid that there had been no discussion,
that he could recall, as to taking off the
namea In question.
Judge Parmelee also carefully ques
tioned the wltnesa before leaving tb.
Illinois, Mlaeoorf and Tenneaaee
Places Slia-ht Shaken by Tremors
Early In Dny.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 23.-311ght earthquakes
were felt early today at Alton, III., and
8t. Peters, Mo., the latter place being
thirty mllea west of here. No damage re
sulted. sections. The first and largest waa taken
to Quincy, to see the plant of the Fore
River Ship Building company. It was ar
ranged to spend about two boura here and
then go In automobllea to Harvard univer
sity. Tbo second section motored out to Wal
tbam after which the party went to Har
vard. The five Japanese women, who are
accompanying their husbands, were taken
to the home of Henry W. Longfellow, In
Cambridge, where they wrra entertained
by the poet'a daughter. Miss Alice Long
fellow. All three sections met at Harvard after
lunch. It was planned to spend the after
noon In aeeing the university and attending
the foot ball game between Harvard and
Convention Orders New $15,C00
Buildinj Erected at Evasston.
Women Divide in Heated Debate on
Prime Proposition.
Amend the ronMltnttoa to Trovldo
for Meralna; f Certain Branrhe.
of the Pireot Body aa Pro-
Tins APTinxoow.
Convention bmmon lt Andl
tcrlutn, Mrs. Z.llllan M. sr. Btevsns.
president National Woaiea's Chris
tian an '.an, prllln-.
Opening Hymn inward Christian
Scriptnro trrsoa and Prayer
Btev. Edith Hill Booker, aUtasaa,
nstloaal evaagaUst.
Convection Sermon Mrs. Mary
Harris Armor, G sortie.
Muslo. Collection. Benediction.
nsrs rvESTFO.
Zsra. Lillian St. M. staves., prstl
dent Matloual Women.' Christian
Tetcparanoe union, presiding.
Opening Hymn To The. O Conn
try. fcicrlptnre Ziassoa and Prayer
Mrs. Xlla A Boole, Hiw Tork, state
Address Ex-Oovsrnor Bobert B.
Clean of North Carolina.
Music Collection. Adjournment.
In spite of Its protestations that It had
come to Omaha to help Nebraska to gain
statewide prohibition, the thirty-tilth an
nual convention of tho National Women.
Christian Tenijierance union In session at
the Auditorium was not unanimous In tho
one aid it has been asked to give the Ne
braska organization in lta efforts to attain
this end.
The convention settled down to business
this morning, the amendment of the con
stitution being the matter in hand. That
every woman was looking out for tech
nicalities that might prove more Important
than they seemed, waa evident from the
start The first tilt came when Mra.
Frances B. Heald, president of th. Ne
braska organization, asked the conven
tion's endorsement of a resolution passed
last week In the Nebraska union's annual
convention, statin; that while the Ne
braska union stands for nothing short of
state-wide prohibition and can ask for
nothing else, it does not wish to be under
stood aa opposed to the federated forces
of the state that arc working for the pas
sage of the . Anti-Saloon league', county
option bill, and will Jbe pleaxed to have thi.
measure become a law. . '
Reararda It a Compromise.
Understanding the resolution as a com
promise on Nebraska's part. Mrs. Hunger
ford, president of the Colorado delegation,
expressed fear that In Indorsing It the Na
tional would place Itself on record aa ac
cepting a compromise also.
The discussion brought to the floor soma
of the most prominent Women in the con
vention. Mrs. Flora D. Jllchards of Ohio,
one of the national organisers, contended
that if the National did not hold up Ne
braska s hand In this step that seemed
right In Nebraska's Judgment, it wa. not
true to It. color.
Mrs. Stevens, president of the National,
tried to explain that endorsement could
not compromise the national body, but
Mix. Frances Beauchamp, president of the
Kentucky union, could not see It that
way and urged that the National attend
to Its own business and not endorse the
affairs of other organisations. Incidentally
she said things about the Anti-Saloon
league of Kentucky, which Indicated aha
was suspicious of all associations of that
When the vote wa. taken Kentucky and
a few other delegation, declined to support
tha Nebraska union.
In Ian la Reorganised.
The Toung Woman's branch of the
Women's Christian Temperance union and
the senior. of the Loyal Temperance
Lesion have beea blended into one body
by the national convention, to be known
aa the Young People's Branch of tha
Women's Christian Temperance union.
This change leavea three separata or
ganisation. of the Women'. Christian
Temperance union, which will Include tho
Women'a Christian Temperance union
proper, tha Young People'a Branch, with
an age limit of from 14 to 36 year a, and tha
Loyal Temperanoe Legion.
For the government of tbo new body a
new constitution was recommended by tho
official board to the executive committee
and by the executive committee presented
to the convention, which adopted it section
by section. The changes are:
That renewed emphasia bo placed upon
Junior work and that this be known as ue
Loyal lemperance legton branch.
That the Loyal Temperance Legion man
uals khan be used ill tlie Loyai idiuper
aMce Ltgion and that all pleu-(l members
completing the course shall receive
That emphasis be placed on work among
younic people, and that as he known as
the young people's brunch of the Woman's
Christian Temperance union.
That in organizing new societies for
young people tne sge limit shill be from
14 to 26 years, except In colleges, whero
there shall be no aire limit.
A study course shall constitute a part
of the local work of the young people's
branch of the Women's Chrtxtian Temper
ance union and all pledged members com
pleting the course shall receive diplomas.
That a committee be appointed to pre
pare a four years' course of studv for tha
young people's branch on the p-inclples on
which the Women's Christian Teinuerauca
union stands, ben:ru.inr: wuh total absti
nence. Younir people'a branch of he Women's
Christian Temperance union shall be auxil
iary to the natiorul Ihrouch the state
Women's Christian Temperance union, bv
the peymt-n of the same auxiliary dues
by the young women members as are paid
by the m-ir.ber of the Women'B Christian
Temperance union, and snnlt b entitled to
th name representation; in all case, the
delegate mufct bs a young woman.
That the constitution be so amended as
to harmonize with tha provisions of Ciia
Boas of Contention.
The bone of conunuon In the cot.ventlon
In the formation of iHs new society wa.
the age limit. Some wanted an age limit
of twenty-five years on the members of
the Junior organizations, while other,
wanted no limit
j The matter as finally decided and rac-