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VOL. XXXIX NO. 114.
OMAIIA, WEDNESDAY MOHNING, OCTOBER 27, 1909-TtVELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COrY TWO CENTS.
TAFT ON HIS WAY
DOWN THE RIVER
Fleet of Packet Escorting President
to New Orleans Make Three
Stops Baring Day.
LAST IS AT HICKMAN. KY.
Executive Greeted by In vat Crowd
from Bine Grass State.
of iWte Takes
the First Farm
Nebraskan Successful at Aberdeen and
Gets Pick of Land on Da
PRINCE IT0 IS
Japanese Statesman is Shot to Death
in Railroad Station at Harbin
REVENGE IS THE MOTIVE
MRS. STEVENS IS
Maine Woman Elected Chief Execu
tive of W. C. T. U. for
' Twelfth Time.
OTHER OFFICERS ARE RE-ELECTED
HE RE-STATES HIS POSITION
Waterways In t nents Should Be
Made ore ' ical Basis.
CANNON ALSi" EES ADDRESS
Kpnlirr Airfn r '. 'resident on All
Point Eirrp;" nd Imdfi
First Stop?. Girar
deau ( 'lae.
HICKMAN, Ky.. Oct. 2. After twenty
four hours on the Mississippi river, with
u mile Or so on the Ohio thrown In, Presi
dent Taft arrived here shortly after 4
o'clock and made an address from a stand
erected on the levee. This being Mr. Taft'g
only stop In Kentucky on his present trip,
people came from all parts of the state to
Tonight the excursion fleet of a dozen or
more packets which the president Is lead
ing to the Lakes-to-the-Gulf Deep Water
ways convention at New Orleans la pro
ceeding; down the big river.
President Taft Is finding the river trip a
bit resting and enjoyable. On the llght
. house tender Oleander he Is surrounded
f. "V'y by a few members of his own party
and Is the guest of Commander E. H. Till
man, U. 8. N., In charge of the lighthouse
district from Cairo to New Orleans. Com
mander Tillman knows the Mississippi
river's possibilities, Its difficulties, Us dis
appointments and Its vagaries.
The president Is hopeful that some plan
can be devised by which at least ten feet
of water can be secured at all seasons to
the gulf. lie saw today, however, many
caving batiks, evidences of how the channel
constantly Is undergoing radical changes,
and how the piece-meal work of improve
ment In the past practically has gone for
Three Speeches During Day.
Ir. the three brief speeches he delivered
with husky voice today at Cape Olrardeau,
Mo., Cairo, III., and here, Mr. Taft re
Iterated his poultlon in favor of deep water
ways .'where It can be demonstrated that
the plans for Improvement are feasible,
are necessary and can be -carried to com
1 pletion without a too great expenditure ot
At Cairo the president was followed by
Speaker Cannon, who declared that he ap
proved ,. President , Taffa - declarations 4n
nearly every particular, and wished he
could approve them In all. He still balks,
however, at the president's propositions to
issue bonda to carry out the work of im
provement once tt has been decided upon.
He declared the work should be carried
on only as rapidly as It can be paid for
out of current funds In the treasury.
The president tonight was the guest of
the governors who a.e making the trip
down the river on the steamer St. Paul,
which . immediately follows the Oleander.
He had been Invited to dinner last night,
but was so fatigued and wornout from the
effort of speaking several times In St.
Louis that he begged to be excused until
'Poasana (or Dinner.
The St. Paul was brought up In mid
stream alongside the president's boat this
evening and lashed there while he and
his party were conducted on board. The
same proceeding waa gone through today
shortly after the fleet left Cairo, and the
president was presented with a possum,
already cooked, ready to be aerved at his
luncheon table. While the possum waa
being transferred to the Oleander a band
y on the St. Paul played the old negro mel
ody, ''Curve Dat Possum, Carve Him to
Crowds Alone; Banks.
Although the impression haa gained
ground since the Atlanta dinner of last
winter that the president was fond of
possum meat, today was only the third
time he has eaten it.- Although enjoying
the novelty of the dish, Mr. Taft has ad
mltted to his most Intimate friends that
he Joes no altogeher "hanker" afer it as
a steady article of diet.
Leaving Cairo today, Postmaster Gen
eral Hitchcock and Secretary Nagel, of
the department of commerce and labor,
who had made the trip from St. Louis
to this point on the. steamer Eraatua
Wells, Joined the president on the Olean
der. They also were gueata of the gov
ernors at dinner tonight. Secretary of
War Dickens will rejoin the presidents
party at Memphis tomorrow.
Postmaster General Hitchcock nearly
got left this morning at Cape Girardeau.
He had started for the Normal school,
Where President Taft made a speech at
sunrise, and had about reached his des
tination whon the party with him whiszed
past him In automobiles on the return
trip to the boats. When the postmaster
general reached the river banks all of the
boats were out In the stream. His plight
was quickly discovered, however, and the
Kiastus Welle put back to pick him up.
The president rase before daylight to keep
his appointment at Cape Girardeau. It was
Ms earliest speech of the trip and he de
rlartd he rather enjoyed the novelty of
? peaking to the rising sun.
Whenever the president's boat today
parsed a point of the river near a settle
ment the banks were lined with people
ho shouted a greeting to him over the
Mtji. The xlg-zag course taken by the
Oli-mler in following the channel, which
lead from one side of the river to the
other, oft-m took President Taft within
(peaking distance of those gathered on the
Two boats of the fleet, the St. Paul and
the Erastua Wells, touched sandbars last
Right, but olid over them with but little
Passing the congressional boat, which It
was stated in St. Louis had been provided
with nine poker tables. President Taft to
day railed out to Speaker Cannon on the
hurricane deck: "If you catch anybody
blurring, Vncle Jo. take the money."
short address at Cairo.
CAIRO, 111., Oct. K.-The roailng canon
Of the Danville battery, stationed on
barges In the Ohio river, opposite this city,
gav notice today when the presidential
flolUla rounded Cairo point at noon, leav-
jCoaUuiHrd oa Second Page'
ABERDEEN, S. D., Oct. 26. (Special
Telegram) A Nebraskan will have the first
pick of farms offered by the government
In the Cheyenne and Standing Rock In
The prize goes to William D. Engel of
Butte, Boyd county, Just across the South
Dakota line. His name was taken out
first In the land drawing here this morn
ing. Mr. Engel Is twenty-nine years of
age, and registered at Pierre.
The seven following lucky ones were:
2 Calvin Bodry, Bismarck. N. D.
8 Lars Frederlckson, Glt-nham, 8. D.
4 R. M. Kennedy, Minneapolis.
6 John D. Smith, Aberdeen, tt. D.
7 William A. Tanned, Minneapolis.
5 Merrltt Barnes, Aberdeen, S. D.
9 Marlon H. Rudolph. Minneapolis.
12 John Peter Olsen. White Rock, S
11 Ray J. Martin, Mason City, la.
It John W. Hare-rave, Handson, S.
15 Samuel Swenssnn, Minneapolis.
18 H. E. Goodell, Valley City, N. D.
17 George Vriedleln, Guttenberg, la.
IX Steve Johns. Hrltton, S. D.
1 William F. noyte, Watertown. 8. D.
20 John C. Anderson, Emporia, Kan.
21 T. Howard Minton, Bison, Okla.
22 Anton Malmberg, Lafayette Minn.
2.) Carl G. Bayer, Brookings, S. D.
24 Ira J. Neff, Jordan, Mont,
2tf John llratley, Clearfield, la.
25 Dan Sullivan, Ortonville, Minn.
2S-Dan Kelmis, Sisseton, 8. D.
31 Edward Westley. Madison, S. D.
52 P. C. Wlgeee, Moscow, Neb.
53 Chaa. Hofman. Mobridge, S. D.
84 John T, Wilson, Columbia, la.
35 Nels Hanson, Lakefleld, Minn.
36 Ferdinand Vesser. Hoven, 8. D.
37 Francis Lynch, Minneapolis.
88 James McCarthley, Peoztlot, la.
39 Christ Stoltz, Mandan, S. D.
40 Nathan Hemery, Watertown, S. ft.
41 George Ross. St. Louis. "
42 Roy Sweeney, Cleveland, N. D.
43 Howard B. Darling, Farge, N. D.
44 C. F. Heath, Dlclnson, N. D.
45 Emil G. Stelnhalm, White. 8. D.
46 Tilton Davis, Jr., Lexington, Mo.
47 Harvev O'Brien, Pierre, 8. D.
48 Anthony Schiller, New Ulm, Minn. .
9 M. E. McCoty, New Hampton. Mo.
50 James D. Ratchford, Marmarth, N. D.
There are 10,000 homes to be distributed
and to insure entry of all 20,000 names will
be drawn. The drawing will last all week.
Tremendous cheering and deafening ap
plause greeted Miss Josephine Burke, the
pretty little daughter of Congressman
Burke of this state, when she, assisted by
Miss Alice Jackson, daughter of John J.
Jackson of this city, drew the first num
ber here this morning. The two girls then
proceeded to draw the remainder of the
numbers, while the cheering waa renewed.
The drawing was held at the auditorium
and wae witnessed by a large crowd.
Superintendent Wltten made a brief ad
dress, explaining the drawing and the gov
ernment's' methods In general In opening
Mrs. Astor Sues
New York' Society-' Startled by. Re
port that Prominent Woman
NEW YORK, Oct. 26. Reports that Mrs.
John Jacob Astor has brought suit for
legal separation from her husband. Col
onel John Jacob Astor, were neither de
nied nor affirmed today by C. H. Toung,
who Is said to have been appointed a
referee In the case. Mr. Young declined to
discuss the case. Mrs. Astor Is said to
be represented by John H. Cadallader, of
the firm of Strong & Cadallader, and Mr.
Astor's attorney la said to be Lewis Led
yard. The greatest secrecy Is maintained.
Colonel Astor Is at present on board
his yacht Nourmahal, cruising In Cuban
waters. He left New York three days be
fore Mrs. Astor returned from Europe on
October 15. last. The reported suit came
as a great surprise to society. Mrs. Astor
waa Miss Ava Willing, daughter of Ed
ward 8. Willing of Philadelphia. She waa
married to Colonel Astor In 1881.
Walsh Will Flee
District Attorney at Chicago Asks
Court to Order Chicago Promoter .
Back -in Jail.
CHICAGO, Oct. 26 United 8tates Dis
trict Attorney Sims today filed a petition
In the United Statea court of appeals asking
that John R. Walsh, convicted of mis
applying the funds of the Chicago Na
tional bank, of which ha was president,
be taken Into custody and a continuance
of his bail denied.
Delagrange Flies at Rate of Fifty.
Four Miles an Hour at
DONC ASTER, England, Oct 26 Leon
Delagrange, the French aviator, flying a
Blerlot monoplane here today, broke the
world's speed record. He traveled a mile
and WO yards In 1 minute and 47Vs seconds.
This was at a rate of nearly fifty-four
miles an hour.
BANK OF ENGLAND
This Believed Real Canae for Its lae
In Dlaconnt Hate that Mys
PARIS, Oct. it- French banking circles
here consider It unlikely that the Bank of
France will be called upon to come to
the relief of the International money
According to the view here, condltiona
are not alarming. Tha action of the Bank
of England In raising Its discount rate
to 6 per cent Is believed here to have a
two-fold object, the first to discourage
Inordinate speculation In America and the
second to enable the English banks to
reap profits from loana and exchange.
It la explained that the English banks
have not been making money recently,
the Bank of England helping them out.
The Bank of France now holds the
largest atock of gold In Its history, and
this la ample to warrant the statement
that It la ready and Indeed anxious to
loan gold to the Bank of England on the
aeme conditions aa In HM'"
Slayer Says He Had Personal Account
with His Victim.
THREE COMPANIONS WOUNDED
Body Will Be Taken to Japan
on a Warship.
FRAMER OF MODERN SYSTEM
He Waa Recognised ns Japan's Lend
ing; Pnblie Man and One of
World's Greatest Construc
HARBIN. Manchuria, Oct. 2. -Prince Hlro
bumi Ito, former Japanese resident general
of Korea and Japan's foremost statesman,
was assassinated here this afternoon
(Tuesday) by a Korean who had followed
him here for the express purpose of killing
htm. The motive of the assassination was
revenge. The assassin was arrested. .
Almost Immediately on his arrival here,
and Just as Prince Ito left the railroad car
at the station the attack was made upon
him. The venerable statesman, accom
panied by Russian Minister of Finance
Kokovsoff, was starting to Inspect the
guard of honor drawn up along the plat
form when a pistol' shot waa heard. Sev
eral more shots were fired in quick suc
cession, the bullets striking the prince In
the back. Prince Ito fell mortally wounded.
Three of the prince's companions also
were wounded, bullets striking Japanese
Consul General Kawakan, General Manager
Tannaka of the South Manchurlan railway
and Prince Ito'a private secretary. Consul
General Kawakan Is badly, but not fatally
Injured, It la believed.
The assassin was promptly seized. ' On
being questioned he said he waa a
Revenge Motive of Crime.
"I came to Harbin for the sole purpose
of assassination Prince Ito, to avenge my
country," the slayer told hta captors. He
also said he had a personal account with
the great Japanese statesman, who during
his stay in Korea had ordered the execu
tion of several persona closely connected
with tha assassin.
Prince Ito was recognized as the lead
ing staesman of Japan and it waa he who
after his atudy of tha great nations of
Europe and the United States compiled
one of the best constitutions In the world.
The assassination of. Prince Ito appears
to have been -the outcome of an organized
plot. The local authorities, who anticipat
ing the arrival of Prince Ito, were on the
lookout for auspicious characters and ar
rested three Koreans who were at the
station and found to be armed with re
volvers. However, the task of guarding the prince
was rendered difficult by reason of Jap
anese Consul General Kawakan's request
that the railway officials permit all Jap
anese to enter the railroad station to greet
the prince. The police point out that it
was quite Impossible to distinguish Coreans
from Japanese by their appearance.
The body of the statesman has already
been removed homeward. The casket be
fore It was placed upon the train was
covered with flowers by M. Kovosoff and
the Russian and Japanese officials. The
Russian ambassador to Peking Is accom
panying the body to Kwanchlngtsu.
All Japan Mourns.
TOKIO, Oct. 26. Hlrobuml Ito, A prince
of Japan, but the greatest commoner in
the empire, and for two years the un
crowned ruler ofKorea, who above all stood
between Korea and the degratation of im
mediate annexation, hoping to build up
that country anew, was assassinated by
. . . . ,, . -
Koreans today Just as he alighted from a
i.i ..nin . H,h. m.i,.i.
which he went from Toklo In hia capacity
aa president of the privy counsel, on a
mission of peace.
Prior to his departure Prince Ito said
to the Associated Press: "I am going on
my own initiative, with the approval of
my emperor, with the hope of securing a
better understanding with China and of
asurtng the world that Japan's Intentions
In Manchuria are emlcable to China and
friendly to the commerce of all nations.
When I return I hope to give positive evi
dence of this."
Undoubtedly Price Ito intended to In
augurate and enforce a dlstlct policy in
Manchuria, but the exact nature of thla
was not disclosed. Marquis Katsura, the
premier and minister of finance, after the
assassination, said in an 'ntervlew:
"The death of Prince Ito will not change
the policy of Japan. The specific motives
of Prince Ito will ever be maintained and
the traditions left by him will always be
The entire nation Is mourning; the flags
on the foreign embassies have been placed
at half mast, while all public and many
private functions have been abandoned.
The Japanese and foreign newspapers ap
pear with black borders. Only the death
of the emperor could arouse similar dem
onstrations of sympathy. Perhaps Prince
Ito's death causes more universal' sincer
ity and grief because he was Idolized by
the masses aa the great councellor of the
elder statesmen, the creator of the cabinet
and the friend of the emperor himself.
The boy crown prince of Korea Is re
ported to have been inconsolable when the
news of the assassination ot his aged
grand tutor by Koreana waa broken to i erary many as well as a soldier. At Bow
him. For the last two years the crown Join, as a young man, he was the recog
prince has been a resident of Japan and I n'sed leader of his fellow students, ilf
the frequent companion of Prince Ito, who graduated with high honors and kept up
formed an affection for him which was his cultivation of learning and literature
warmly reciprocated. The fact that he
waa assassinated by Koreans was espe-
daily shocking to the youth, who was
well Informed as to Prince Ito's plans
The posthumous honors have not yet
been announced, but It Is certain that they
will be the highest In the gift of the em
peror and that the funeral will equal that
of a prince of the blood. A warship will
bear the body to Kokohama from Dalren,
probably arriving a week hence. The
grand chamberlain will accompany' the
body, with a naval and military guard of
honor. No details ot the funeral have yet
Ito'e Mission Political,
WASHINGTON. Oct S.-Offlclal Wash
ington was shocked at the news of the
assassination ot Prince Ito. The
Japanese embassy here waa plunjed late
mourning at the tidings. Officials of the
(Continued on Second Paga.)
From the Boston Herald.
GENERAL HOWARD IS DEAD
Noted Soldier Expires at His Home at
ONCE STATIONED IN OMAHA
He Took an Active Part In Bis; Cam
I pnla-ns of the Wnr nnd Waa
Prominent In Civil
BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 26.-Gcneral
Oliver O. Howard, one of the union com
manders of the civil war, died at his
home in this city tonight. Heart disease
was the cause of the noted soldier's death.
He was 79 years old.
When the rebellion broke out General
Howard was professor of mathematics at
West Point, from which he had graduated
In 18T4. He asked for a leave of absence
but this waa refused him.
"Well, then," he said, "here Is my resig
nation. My country needs me." And he
left to tnlfA lin ftrrnl in H.r.nJ Vi A
.,, . . , . .
Returning to Maine, he offered his serv-
i ,. . .v ' . . .
t the governor of that state, who at
once appointed him a colonel of the Third
Maine volunteers. At Bull Run he com
manded a brigade, being senior colonel, and
for conduct during that famous engage
ment he was made a brigadier-general of
volunteers- In December, 1861, he was
placed in General Sumner'a command.
He remained In the Army of the Potomac
until September, 1M!3, when, having risen
to the command of the Eleventh army
corps, that and Slocum's corps, both under
Hooker, were sent to re-enforce the army
at Chattanooga. During this time General
Howard wasc In all the battles of the Army
of the Potomac At the battle of Fair Oaka
he waa twice wounded In the right arm
and had to have It amputated. After the
death of General McPherson he succeeded
him In the command of the Army of the
Tennessee. In Sherman's memorable march
to the sea he was placed In command of
the right wing, one of the two In which
Sherman's forces were divided, and In this
position he served until the close of the
General Howard saw considerable aervlce
since the war In Indian campaigns, leading
tho expedition against the Ne Pern- In
1S77 and against the Bannocks and Plutt a
'ye" l"ter. In 18S1 and 1RS2 he was superln
tendent oi the United Statea Military acad
emy. In the latter year he was appointed
commander of the Department of the Piatt,
with headquarters at Omaha, where he r"
malned until 1SSS, when he was mado
major general and assigned to the divislo
of the Ta'clflc. Later he was transferrin
to the division of the East, where he r
malned until he retired from the army.
General Howard was a scholar and a lit
He was a doctor of laws of several Amerl
can universities and for years was a chev
aller of the French Legion of Honor. He
has written several books, chief among
which are "Chief Joseph of the Nc Perces
In Peace and War;" "Life of Count Agenor
de Gasparln" and "Donald's School Days."
He has also written many magazine articles
on military subjects after his retirement.
Attorney Also Wants a Decidedly
ATLANTIC, la., Oct. 'Hi. (Special Tele
gram.) Mrs. Mary V. McWaid brought
divorce suit this afternoon against Will A.
McWaid, asking permanent alimony of
$50,000 dollars, temporary alimony J.O0, at
torneys fees 80,000 and the custody of their
minor child. The defendant la half owner
of the Atlantic Canning company and a son
of J. A. McWaid, president of the Atlantic
m yogs Mm
.Mi ' t0 Mm i
Taft Turns Down
Plans for Dinner;
Newspaper Men Released Stories of
Event that Did Not Take Place
Kept from Wires.
CAPE GIRARDEAU. Mo., Oct. 26. There
was one incident of the trip of the presi
dential party down the Mississippi river
last night that newspaper men will remem
ber. What with his strenuous day In St.
Louis yesterday and his strained throai
President Taft was completely tired out,
and an hour after the boat left the city
he sent word to the governor's boat, the
St. Paul, that he would have to be ex
cused from attending the banquet arranged
for him and them until later In the trip.
Elaborate plans for the feast had to
be changed In a few minutes, and thire
was much hurrying and confusion. The
viands Intended for the banquet were put
back in the refrigerators and the gov
ernors were given a lonely and frugal te
past. Not the least amusing feature of ihe
incident was the frantic efforts of the news
paper men to sent out "kills" on their
elaborately detailed stories of the banquot,
Including several of the governor's
speeches. They begged In vain to g
ashore at some telegraph station, the:
called loudly to people on the bank tha
the president was ill, hoping that in thlt
way a warning word would get to theli
offices. All devices were In vain, x how
ever, and the atorles of the dinner haid to
Charles Good Elected President of
Senior Class at Ann Arbor,
Though Fraternity Man.
DETROIT, Mich., Oct. 26. (Special Tele
gram.) For the first time In the history of
the University of Michigan, a fraternity
man has been elected president of the
senior class. He is Charles Good of Omani,
chosen at the annual election yesterday.
When the nominations for class officers
vere made last week, Good, Paul Greer
it Kansas City, an Independent, and Mor
lson Shafroth of Denver, a Phi Delta
J'heta, ere the nominees. Until this year
iood has been an Independent, but this
all was pledged to Sigma Phi. After being
nominated Good dropped out because he
?e!t his chance of being elected was greatly
lessened by having Joined the fraternity.
Saturrlay his friends persuaded htm to re
enter the field.
TWO DAKOTA EDUCATORS
DIE ON THE SAME DAY
Profa. K. J. Qalaley and M. J. Grif
fin Pnaa Away at Mitchell
After Short Illness.
MITCHELL, . S. D-. Oct. 26 (Special
Telegram.) Two prominent educatora died
in this city last evening, the lives of both
men ending after a short Illness. Prof. E.
J. Qulgley died at 10 o'clock and Prof. M.
J. Griffin passed away earlier In the day.
Prof. QuiKley for many years waa the
superintendent of city schools, and two
years ago he finished a four-year term aa
county superintendent of achools. He was
vice president of the Mitchell National
bank. Heart trouble was the cauae of
death. He waa sick about two days. Prof.
Griffin waa a member of the Dakota
Wesleyan university faculty and had the
chair of inodara laDguagef
JURY FOR ALLEGED BANDITS
Twelve Men to Try Train Robbery
. Case Are Selected.
TRIAL ON IN FEDERAL COURT
District Attorney Gosa Makes State
meat of Government's Cnse nnd
While Doing; So Defendant
After summoning a venire of fifty-two
federal petit Jurymen, the examination of
which occupied Just twenty-four hours,
these twelve men were selected shortly
before noon Tuesday to try the case.
J. C. Robinson, a seedman of Waterloo,
Charles F. Martin, a retired farmer of
William Schroeder of Schuyler, a farmer,
J. McNamara, a retired farmer of Wis
ner. Melvln E. Seeley, a retired farmer of
C. W. Eckerman. collector and salesman
of the Payne Investment company, Omaha.
K. C Marlson, carpenter, 2421 Templeton
W. Lr. Burgess of the Burgess-Grandon
John I. Davis, hardware merchant of
G. H. Rose, salesman, 3524 Lafayette
C. E. Keys, farmer of Springfield.
Nelson R. Smith, f armor of Homer.
The remainder of the panel of ninety,
drawn for the term, were excused from
further service by the court and were
Shelton I.anahs at Gosa.
District Attorney Qoss then submitted the
statement of the government's side of the
case to the Jury, following the reading of
D. W. Woods and Fred Torgenson, pris
oners, paid the closest attention to the
opening statement of Mr. Gosa and seemed
particularly Interested In that portion of
the statement relating to the finding of the
masks, guns and other paraphernalia of
the robbers near the Brown Park school
house. Grlgware also manifested consid
erable interest In this part of the state
ment. Matthews, if at all Interested, re
mained perfectly stoical and gave no sign.
The reference to the four or five men
being seen at Fremont the afternoon, pre
ceding the robbery, caused Shelton to mani
fest considerable levity, which was checked
with sharp asperity by his attoroey.
Interested spectators In the court room,
which was as usual crowded, were the
father and brother of Grlgware from Spok
ane. The defense made no introductory
statement to the Jury, preferring to let
the government show Its hand and then
proceed along Its lines of defense ac
cordingly. Court resumed ut 3 o'clock, following
the noon recess, and some brisk legal
spurring waa Indulged In. Mr. MucFarlund
for the defense objected to the govern
ment witnesses being permitted ; In the
court room during the taking of testimony
by the other witnesses. Itw as apparent
that this would exclude some of the gov
ernment officials who are members of
the court. A compromise was finally ef
fected, permitting the federal officials
who were witnesses In the case to re
main In the court room. All others were
ICuaJneer Tells Graphic Story,
The fhit witness was A. R. Melkdjuhn,
engineer of the Overland Limited. He told
a graphic story of the holdup. How his
attention was first directed to the man
a 1th a gun by his reflection In the gl.i-s
of the cab window. The firebox door was
open, throwing a strong light on the ban
dit. As the engineer turned the bandit
poked an automatic pistol Into his face
anl informed him that he meant busi
ness. A moment later a second bandit slid
down off the tank Into the cab and, cov
ering Fireman Prowl ordered him to hold
up his hands, at the aame time covering
(Continued on Second Page.)
Official Parliamentarian is Getting
Tired of Rebuttals.
IMPORTANT RESOLUTIONS MADE
Sabbath Desecration Deplored Vote
f Thanks Tendered Omaha.
ARBITRATION BOARD ADVOCATED
Bmly for Settlement of Labor Dla-
putea la Urged by Mrs. Hannah
J. IlnHey, Chairman of
i V Thla Work. ' . '
ti.. Z-llllan K. W. Btsvana, presldeat.
STiee Anna Gordon, vloe prealdent-at-
Mrs, rrances F. Parks, corresponding
-Mrs.- Elisabeth IV Andsreon, recording
Vsoratary. v ,- ''
at re- Sara B. Xoafi, assisting record
Mrs. Elisabeth F. Hutchinson, treasurer.
By the- unanimous vote of the convention'
in Hussion ai ine ,vuaiioriiiiii, ii vi mo
sjx general officers of the National Wo
men's Christian "TVmnpranoe union were
e-elected for the coming year.
This makes the twelfth time that' Mrs.
Lillian "MvOJ. Steven of Portland, Me., haa
been elected president, though It Will bo the
thirteenth yea she-has served In that Of- '
flee. Aa vice president, under Miss Frances'
Wlllard,. she succeeded Miss . Wlllard .oa -president
upon .the laser's death In Decem
ber, 'twelve years ago.- Mis Anna Gordon
of EvanBton, 111., vlco presI4nt at large,
Is also elected for the twelfth time, aha
having aucceeded Mrs. Stevena. . Mrs.
Frances P., Tarka of Evanston, 111. enters
upon her second term as corresponding
secretary: Mrs. Elizabeth Preston Anderson
of alley City, N. D her fifth term as
recording secretary. Mra. Sara H. Hoage
of Lincoln, V., her fifth term aa assistant
recording secretary and Mra. Elizabeth P.
Hutchinson of Evanston, 111., her sixth year
as treasurer. " ' '
National Workers Are Chosen.
The following list of national workers
were also elected: ; '
National Organizers and Lecturers Mra.
Maude Lorone Greene, 'iexas; Mrs. Catre
Lee Carter Siokes, Missouri; Mrs. Audi
.Northam Fielas, lliinoia; Mixs Harriet U
Henderson, Texas; Miss Klton iu. G.
Alosher.' New ork; Mrs. M. W. Newton,
Virginia; Mrs. osetta E. Lawaon, Mary
lanu, Mrs. Nello G. Burger, Missouri; Mis.
bridelle C. 11. Washburn, California; M.ss
Louise E. Hollister, Illinois; Mrs. Llla Car-
iin jnoore. jew aiexico, jaia. nureuce u.
Richard, Ohio; Mrs. Minnie Johnson-Grm-stead,
Kansas; Mlsa permella Curtis Ma
li an, Missouri; Miss Annie A. Robblns,
Minnesota; Mrs. Mae Guthrie Tongier, Cal
ifornia;' Miss Chi Isilne 1. Tlnllng, Virginia;
Mrs. Mary K. Hopper, Illinois; Mrs. Katn
orine Stone, Washington; Mra. Adeline
Colburn Zehner, Texas; Miss Roena Id.
Snaner, Missouri; Mrs. Sena Hartzell Wal
lace, Kansas; Miss Rose A. Davison, Ohio;
Mrs. Vlo 11. Campbell, Wisconsin; Mrs.
Harriett D. Hall, Illinois; Mrs. May Lav
erell Woods, Missouri; Mrs. Alim-na Parker
McDonald, I'mols; Mrs. Marc-la A. 11.
Smith, Wisconsin; Miss Gabrella T. S.lck
ney, California; Miss May Russell, Missis
sippi; Mrs. Jackson Sllbaugh, Washington,
National Lecturers Hev. Anna H. Shaw,
Pennsylvania; Mrs. Susan 8. Fessenden,
Massachusetts: Mrs. Viola Doudna Ro
mans, Ohio; Mrs. E. T. Scott, California;
Mrs. Jean McArthur Hyde, Pennsylvania;
Mrs. Maria C. Weed, New York; Mrs. Cora
E. Eeberry. New Jersey; Miss Belle Kear
ney, Mississippi; Mrs. Helen G. Rice,
National Evangelists Mlsa Elizabeth W.
Greenwood, New York; Mrs. J. K. Barney,
Rhode Island: Mrs. Anna M. Palmer, Iowa;
Mrs. R. J. Trego, Ohio; Mrs. Mary J.
Weaver, New York: Mrs. Elizabeth M.
Haughton, Indiana; Mrs. Jennie F. Willing,
New York; Miss Cassle L. Smith,- New Jer
sey; Miss Jennie E. Smith. Msryland; Rev.
Kdlth Hill Booker. Kansas; Mrs. Harrietts
D. Walker. Massachusetts; Mrs. Harriot
T. Todd, Massachusetts: Mrs. Louise 8.
Rounds, New York; Mrs. Mary E. Teats,
California; Rev. Eugenia F. St. John, Kan
sas; Rev. Alio? Barnes Hoag. Montana;
Rev. Kmilv C. Woodruff, New York; Rev.
Mary E. Kuhl,' Ill'nols; Rev. Alice Ruth
Palmer, Nebraska; Mme. Layyah A. Bara
kat, Pennsylvania: Mrs. Alible F. Bulge
Church, Oregon; Rev. Mary L. Moreland,
Illinois; Miss Elizabeth I". Cordon, Massa
rb -'etts; Miss Mary E. Barbour, Minne
sota The resolutions passed by the convention
Monday afternoon supplementing Its dec
laration of principles are comprehensive
and strengthen the position of the organi
zation In many respects. Especial stress
Is laid, upon the necessity of total absten
ance, upon purity, the enfranchisement of
women, of peace and of education and
legislation to the end of eventually abolish
ing the liquor traffic
Vote of Thanks for Omaha.
A special resolution of thanks Is also in
cluded for tha hospitality of Omaha, its
citizens Individually and the several organ
izations that have contributed to the com
fort and the pleasure of tha convention.
About 200 delegates have been elected
from the state unions to attend the world'a
Woman's Christian Tempernnce union con
vention to be held In June, 1910, In Glas
gow. The list as oonflrmed by the conven
tion Includes in the Nebraska delegation
Mrs. Frances B. Ileald of Osceola, Mrs.
Annetta Neshltt of Pawnee City, Mrs. M-
dora Nickel of Beatrice and Mrs. Llbby
; Corey of Lincoln and in the Iowa delega
I ticn Mrs. E. B. Hulford of Indlanola, Mrs.
j Fred Putti ison of Sioux City, Mrs. Naomi
I Day of Bloomflcld, Mrs. M. L. Skinner of
Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Natalia Gordon of
During the business hour a quiz on p:r
llamentary practice, conducted by Mrs. A.
H. Benjamin, parliamentarian, served to
enlighten mai y us lo the necessity of par
liamentary rule The remainder of the
aftirnouti was occufled with reports from
the vuiloua department superintendents,
each and all of which have had a sub
stantial part In advancing tho work of the
national organization during the hint year.
The following resolution from the de
partment on Siihbath observance was un
We deplore tiie detceratloh of tho boly
Sabbath so prvalent now and the tax
ci:forceinL-iit of law and we ask thut our
rest day be preserved and our Sabbath
Resolutions Adopted lu Poll.
Following is the full t-xt of the reso
lutions adopted ut t lie Tut sduy afternoon
Preamble In' thlrty-sixtth annual con
vention tssenibled. we, the represents! Ives
of the National Woman's Christian Tem-ix-iuuce
union, record our grateful and
reverent appreciation vt the dlvlus guld-
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