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VOL. XXXIX NO. 133.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 0, 1909 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
OP UNITED STATES
Middle Atlantic Section Takes Lead,
with $450.19 Per Capita of
WESTERN STATES ARE FIFTH
Per Capita Resourcei of Banks
Nebraska is $214.92.
DEPOSITS FOURTEEN BILLIONS
Resources of Banks and Trust Com
panies Twenty-One Billions.
For First Time In History of Con
Statistics of National, Stnte and
Private Ranks Are Avail
able for Same Dale.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 8 With total re
sources of 8450.10 por capita population, the
banking, Institutions of the eastern or
rnlddln Atlantic states lead the country.
The Now England states come next with
$433.60 per capita; the Pacific state are third
with !i47.7.; the middle western fourth
with J100.64; the far western fifth with
$1Gi.!6; the southern sixth with $71.19, and
the Inland possessions tall off with t!i.22 pet
capita. The United States as a whole
shows banking resources per capita of
$237.24; with the Island possessions Included
the rate la lowered to $213.37.
These comparisons form a feature of a
rerriarkable report Issued today by tho
National Monetary commission, giving the
results of an Inquiry, which not only
covers substantially every Incorporated
bank of any character In the United States,
but for the first time In the history of
American banking, presenta a tabulation
of statements showing the condition of all
classes of banks national, state and sav
Irga and loan and trust companlea
tl.roughout the country at a given hour;
namely, the close of business on April 28,
3909. The comptroller of the currency gets
such reports periodically from the national
banks, the various state bank commis
sioners and superintendents get them from
the state-banks never before have the
factB been taken simultaneously from all
the banks of the country.
Statistic by States.
MaKaachuneetta loads the New Bngland
r.tatea . with total banking resources per
capital of $517.25; In order following come
Rl.ode Island, $467.12; 'Connecticut, $100. 48;
New Hampshire, $288.30; Vermont, $283.14;
.'ew York, with 8C7S.07, leada the so
called eastern slates, followed In order by
1'ennsylvenla, with $303.(6; District of Co
lumbia, with $2fl.M; Maryland, $244.84; New
Jersey, $232.79; Delaware, $204.48.
Went. Virginia.. heads, the southern list,
with' a per capita' of $112.60; 'Louisiana fol
lows, with $S6.1; then In order come Texas,
$80.07;' Virginia, $88.81; Kentucky,' $8il.M;
Florida, $86.64; Tennessee, $71.46; Georgia,
$C4.23; South Carolina, $63.84; North Caro
lina and Alabama, .each $46.41; Mississippi,
$15.33; Arkansas, 341.14.
The middle western group ranka thus:
Illinois, $248.39; Missouri.' $215.60; , Iowa,
$214.78; Ohio, $208.66; Minnesota, $1G0.S6;
Michigan, $153.26; Wisconsin, $129.53; Indi
Colorado, with $200.66. leads the western
states list; Nebraska has $214.92; Mon'ana,
$207.71; Wyoming. . $207.25; South Dakota,
$182.75; 1 North Dakota, $153.32; Kansas,
$137.50; New Mexico, $100.03; Oklahoma,
The Pacific group la led by Nevada, with
a per capita of $512.73; then follow Cali
fornia,, with 848G.70; Washington, $290.23;
Oregon; $225.62; Utah, $187.76; Idaho, $178.82;
Arizona. $136.29:v Alaska. $100.07.
Hawaii shows a per' capita of $71.99; Porto
Rico, $11.24; the Philippines, $2.70.
Twenty-one Billions Resources.
The institutions reporting to the commis
sion Include 8,893 national, 11,319 state, 1,703
mutual and stock savings, and 1,497 private
bank and 1,079 loan and truat companies.
The total resources of all of these estab
lishments reach the stupendous total of
$11. 100.000,000. A cursory analysis of the
resources and liabilities show loans of $11.
878.000,000 Investments In bonds, etc., 84,
614,000.000; due from banks, $2,662,000,000;
cash on hand (including $MX),G00,000 in gold
oln and certificates), $1,432,000,000; other
resources. $1,094,000,000; capital, $1,800,000,000;
surplus and profits, $1,836,000,000; due to
banks, $2,44,000,000; deposits including dov
ernmcnt deposits, $14,106,000,000; , other lia
bilities. . 80,000,000. Of the deposits
$6,956,000,000 are subject to check; $,946,000.
000 are savings deposits; $1,212,000,000 are on
Urns and $025,000,000 consist of demand cer
tifies tt a.
following the special reports from the
banks, a supplementary Inquiry was ni'de,
severing 18,245 lnstitutloni, relating to the
aharacler of deposits, depositors. In
toi est paid, ,tc. The total deposits In
these banka on or about June 30 were $13,
5j6.0o0.0j0 credited to over 25,000.000 depositors
or deposit accounts, ranging from $1 up
wards. . Nearly 15,000,000 depositors bad
savings or time acoounta and over 8,600,000
of these were depositors in savings bank.
Data on Savings Aecoants.
The evtjagtt rats of interest paid on av
lngs accounts Is $.16 per cent, and on other
li.tsrtBt-bsarlng accounts, 3.10 per com.
Over 40 per cmt of the banks pay no inter
est on ordinary deposits; mors than 5.000
banks pay interest on deposits of $2S cr
lens, and about 1.200 on sums ranging from
t up to $500.
Ths report shows most interesting geo
graphical comparisons. The total bank re
touices for the entire country average
8317 24 per capita. The stale of New York
leads with $676.07 per capita; Massachusetts
Cornea second with $il7.25; Nevada, third.
$..12 72; California, fourth, $46.70; Rhode
. ltland. fifth, $41.7.11. New York leads In
amount Invested In banking capital, nlth
over 82j3.OlO.uO0: Pennsylvania conies second
with Ji2J.0OO.0uO; Illinois, third. $122.000,0u0;
Ohio, fourth, $101,000,000.
Other Banks Lead National.
Bunks, other than national, have over U
per sent of the agregale resources of all
reporting over 65 per cent of Individual
di posits and over 66 per cent of the, aggre
gate loatia. Of the surplus and profits, 51
per cent la credited to this class of banks,
while lh' f have only about 48 per cent f
the cpl. and Jts far cent of the i-asii
The number of tsrks haa mora than
doubled since 1900 and the commission's
report wcludes 1,146, more than reported
to the comptroller of the currency in 1908.
(Continued on Second Page.).
May Have Used
Kill Mrs. Sncad
Believed Woman Was First Dragged
and Then Browned in
NEW YORK. Dec. 8. The queation of
whether or not chloroform had been used
In making away with Mrs. Ocey
Pnead, found dead In an East Orange
more than a week ago, was today brought
to the fore through a story told by a Har
He said a woman resembling one of the
relatives of Mrs. Snead sought to buy a
bottle of chloroform from him a day or
two before the body of Mrs. Snead was
found in the East Orange house. He re
fused to sell the drug without' a preecrlp
It had been the theory of Chief of Police
Bell of East Orange that Mrs. Snead was
first chloroformed and then drowned.
Another complication In ths case devel
oped today . with the disappearance from
the furnished room house on West Twenty
second street, where she had been stop
ping, of Mrs. Martha Wardlaw, the grand
mother of the victim. Mrs. Wardlaw was
placed In a taxlcab by two men who drove
off wl""'er down town.
.j n who died under euch strange
c ' ?s was burled today. Not a
'a.tlve attended the funeral.
2. . la Wardlaw, aunt of the vlc
' eked up In the Essex county
vith the murder of her niece.
Do H Wages
i -"n and of Men
President Brown Says Raise is Due
to Men and Also Rail
roads. NEW YORK, Dec. . Demands for in
creases In wages formulated for petition
to the railroads will call In some cases a
rise of 100 per cent. Vice President James
Murdock of the Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen declared today.
The demands would not be presented,
however, he stated, until after January 1,
and only then If ratified by vote of the
Mr. Murdock denied that he was here for
a conference with officials of other orga
nisations of railroad men. .
"There Is no thought of a strike In con
nectlon with demands to be presented,"
said Mr. Murdock.
W. C. Brown, president of the New York
Central railroad, said this afternoon:
"If It Is true that there has been an In
crease tn the cost of living since the In
creases in railroad wages In the latter part
of 1906 and early In tt07, then the men are
justified In asking for some further In
crease, at this time.
"But any Increase in wages is Impossible
without a commensurate increase In rail
road rates. There is not a railroad In the
country that can afford to pay Its em
ployes more now without getting better
Cut in Estimates
Clerks in House and Senate Make
Comparisons with Last
WASHINGTON, Deo. 8. -Thomas P.
Cleaves and James C. Courb, clerks, re
spectively, of the senate and house com
mittees on appropriations, have Issued
their annual comparison of estimates of
appropriations. The figures are given by
bills snd show a total estimate for the
next fiscal year, beginning July 1, of
$987,126,760, as compared with a total ap
propriation in the last session of $1,022,
832,001, and total estimates of that session
The estimate Is mora than $80,000,000 less
than that of the previous session and
$5,000,000 less than the actual appropriations
of that session. ,
ICE BATH AND PAINTED RED
Girl llaied at Normal School Be
cause She Rooted for Wresg
Foot Ball Team,
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Dec. 8. Ths
State Board of Regents started an Investi
gation today into the hazing of Miss Mattle
Taylor, a student of the Fairmont State
Normal school at Fairmont, W. Vs., who
was given an tee bath and painted red, it
Is alleged, because she rooted for the wrong
foot ball team recently. Miss Taylor la a
daughter of an attorney of Elkina, W. Va.
HENEY SAYS HE FILED SUIT
San Frasetwo Prosecutor Confirms
Report of S 850,000 Libel Action
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8. Francis J.
Heney, who is In this city on his way to
Arlsona, confirmed today the report that
he had riled suit In New York against Wil
liam 11. Crocker, of San Francisco, for
$260,000 for alleged libel, Heney said that
the papers in the sctlon were served upon
Crocker In New York yesterday.
Professor A. W. S. Rothermel of Mil
waukee, who has done considerable work
for different people In Omaha who sre In
terested In mines, .has written to Tom
Jeff Davis, of ths street commissioner's
staff, relative to the gold the latter re
cently found In a goose glszard h was
cleaning. The Bee story of Davis- discov
ery Is referred 'to by ths Milwaukee as
sayist, who offers to come on and help
Mr. Davis to locate the land from which
ths goose picked up ths gold particles.
"I can locate ths gold vein or placer,"
writes Prof. Rothermel, "In a very short
time, without much trouble, while It wlU
take you years to do It. Writs ma what
kind of a proposition you can offer, and,
if right, 1 will join . you aa4 locals the
mine. If there Is one," 1
Low Temperature and Storm Extends
from Mountains to Ohio
SUFFERING IN SOUTHWEST
Weather Man Sees No Relief in Sight
for This Section.
NATURAL OAS SUPPLY SHORT
Topeka Stores Close and Kansas City
People Are Using Coal.
TWO MEN FROZEN TO DEATH
Stage Driver and Passenger Found
Dead on Road Near Ilanna, Wyo.
Cold Breaks Wires la
Illinois and Indiana.
KANSAS CITY, Deor 8. After two days
of temperature ranging as low as sera and
' no higher than 10 degrees above, the south-
nest has no promise of relief from the
government forecaster tonight.
Official records show this December1 to
be the coldest on record throughout Kan
sas, Oklahoma and western Missouri.
Locally there is much' suffering on ao-
count of the failure of the gas supp'y.
Scores of people are ' removing their gas
fixtures and returning to the use of soft
coal furnaces. Plumbers are working into
the night to relieve the suffering.
Governor Stubbs of Kansas, today
ordered Xttorney General Jackson to begin
injunction proceedings against ths Kansas
Natural Gas company, to prevent It from
piping gas into St. Joseph, Mo., and Kan'
sas City, if he deemed such action neces
sary to protect Kansas ' towns. Many
stores are closed In Topeka on account of
the cold. George King, a negro, was frozen
to death near Bonner Springs, Kan., today,
Cattle are now suffering as snow Is
falling. An uverage of four Inches of
snow covers the ground.
This portion of the southwest expert
enced still colder weather today, tem
peratures being generally ! degrees lower
than yesterday "and ranging from zero at
Kansas City to 8 degrees below at Con
Other temperatures reported to the local
weather bureau this morning.
Oklahoma City, 10 degrees above; Fort
Smith, Ark., 14 above; Amarlllo, Tex., It
above, and Ablllne, Tex., 24 above.
Kansas Wants to Keep Gas.
TOPEKA. Deo. 8. Governor Btuohs to
day instructed Attorney General Jackson
to make an Investigation of the natural gas
situation with a, view of commencing h
Junction proceedings against the Kansaa
Natural Gas company to prevent the oom
pany from supplying Kansas City and St
Joseph. Mo., with gas. Thq attorney gen
eral proposes to ask for . an Injunction -on
the ground that the Missouri towns are
supplied with sufficient gas, while Kansaa
towns are suffering from a shortage.
The Topeka situation grew more serious
this afternoon. ' Hospitals are without fuel
gas aand clerks tn stores sre being dis
missed because the stores cannot be heated,
Farmer Frouen to Death.
HANNA. Wyo., Dec. 8. The driver of
stage betw een Hanna and Leo, and his
only passenger were found frozsen to death
on the road yesterday. Tjiey left Hanna
tor i,eo and were lost on the prairie In
one of the worst storms ever experienced
in that section. Hanna Is seventy-six miles
west of Laramie.
Thirteen Below at Norfolk.
NORFOLK, Neb., Dec. 8. North Ne
braska, southern and western South Da
kota and northern Wyoming today suffered
from the coldest weather of the winter.
The temperature In Norfolk dropped to 12
below sero, at Deadwood It was 17 below
zero and at Lander, Wyo., It was 20 below.
SIOUX CITY, la., Dec. 8. The cold wave
continues in this section today. It was 8
below at' 7 o'clock this morning.
DES MOINES. Ia., Dec. 8. The govern
ment thermomenter registered 8 below zero
In Des Moines this morning, easily the
coldest of the year.
Many Wires Broken.
CHICAGO, Dec. 8. With the tempera
ture near the sero point over practically
all of the middle west, telegraph companies
here today found themselves severely
handicapped In transmitting messages. Ihe
intense oold following the snow storm con
tracted the wires and snapped them at
The breaks are not confined to any ere
direction, but have disturbed every line out
Telegraph officials declared that ths
present conditions are as bad as at any
time in years.
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. $.-Today the tem
perature nearly all over the state made
a long drop to zero. Telegraph and tele
phone wires snapped and high winds threw
down poles In many directions. Inter
urban railroads were Impeded by heavy
drifts of snow In the northern part of the
At 9 o'clock last night the temperature
at Omaha was 3 degrees below zero and
still dropping. Yesterday morning It
reached 4 degrees below zero. The weather
prediction for today is rising temperature.
"We are having many calls for ass:stanco
I from poor people during this cold snap,"
(Continued on Second Page.)
Mr. Davis Insists that himself and friends
have practically located and secured an
option on the land from which they believe
the gold-bearing goose came. Ed Dee, of
Sarpy county, but formerly , of
Omaha, has been working on the location
of the farm, and will promote the local
company to be organised. If his expects,
tlons pan out.
"We cannot do much prospecting untU
spring," says Mr. Dee, "but if Davis has
the knowledge of ironing that he la glvsn
credit for ws may yet bs digging gold la
this section In psytng quantities. The
state geologist has said, as I recall It, that
Indications of gold-bearing gravel are not
wanting in Nebraska, If a roaming do
mestic goose can pick up particles of gold
surely men of Intelligence ought to be
able to find Us IweatUMk"
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HIS LAMENT 1 9 "' '
From the Washington Evening Star. ,1 . . . f
COLLEGE MERGER A SURPRISE
Union of Belleme and Hastings Shock
to Many Concerned. -
HOW THE ACTION CAME ABOUT
Dr. -Davidson Relates tho Details
Two Collesre Themselves Prop-osed
the Union and Took Breath,
of Conferees. -
The ' proposed merger' of Bellerue and
Hastings colleges will, not occur If ths
aynodleal suggestion ls.VYvtad. nntU after
the close of the present ,Jtohool year.. . i ne
presentation and adoption of the resolution
favoring the merger at Kearney. 'Tuesday
came like a clap of thunder from smiling
sky. It was entirely unexpected,-and may
be regarded as the first step toward a so
lution of a puzzling problem. " An;
Superintendent Davidson of the Omaha
schools, who was a member of the educa
tlonal commission appointed by the Mlnden
meeting of the Nebraska synod tS consider
the situation and suggest plans to
strengthen the two colleges, returned home
Wednesday morning. . He had an interest
ing story to tell.
"The educational commission had worked
with a good dsal of diligence,'' be said,
"and we had prepared a report that was
quite voluminous. It went Into" details as
to property, debt, prospects, student body, ,
faculty and all matters that in any way
affected the general problem. Tnese were
presented In a comparative form. From
this presentation certaln deductions were
drawn and certain recommendations made.
Slow Coming to Point.
"When the report was presented to the
synod at Kearney a motion was made to
take up the report et seratum, but before
action was had thereon it was desired -by
the synod that those present from the two
colleges be heard. They were slow in tak
ing advantage of the invitation, and then
tt was suggested that they confer during
a recess- and come in with their ideas
ready for presentation. The fifteen-minute
recess extended to an hour and fifteen
minutes. Then the two groups represent
ing the colleges, which had been conferring
separately, met jointly for another half
'At th Jn H tt Ihnt tfm thnv fam Infn
meeting and surprised everybody by offer-j
lng the resolution which was set out In
The Bee this morning. After the members
of the commission had caught their
breath, the resolution was adopted with
out a dissenting, vote. The' presentation of
the resolution really created a sensation for
a few moments, because of Its utter un
After the adoption of the resolution, the
(Continued on Second Page.)
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to buy. You will always find
something worth while if you
read the want ad pages of The
Have you rad ttt want, ads, yet,
VxH T . aAt
is Indicted by
New York Jury
George P. Sheldon Formally Accused
of Larceny of Million Dollars of
, Company's Funds.
NEW YORK, Dec. 8. George P. Sheldon,
recently deposed as president of the Phoe
nix Insurance company- of Brooklyn,- who
is critically 111 at his home In Greenwich,
Conn.,, was,, Indicted .by the grand Jury
tooHy for grand larceny .In oonnectton with
the ' alleged, looting of the fire Insurance
company's treasury to the extent of $1,000,
000 or more.
As there has been no arrest In the eass,
the court records do not show the amount
alleged to have been stolen from the
company. From official sources It was
learned the indictment against the former
president charged specifically the misap
propriation of $16,000 In a particular in
stance. Clarkson Common
Laborer No Longer
Former Omahan Who Disappeared
Last Summer Gives Up Job
CHICAGO, Dec. 8. (Special Telegram.)
The. dream of former Judge Joseph R.
Clarkson of Ksnosha, Wis., formerly of
I.Omaha, is finding happiness as common
worker In factory Is at end. The Judge
who went to work in a Kenosha factory
after his unusual diuappearance and dis
covery last July has resigned his posi
tion on account of his health. He Is now
in Chicago and has made no announce
ment of his plans for the future. Judge
Clarkson disappeared from Kenosha arly in
July and after country wide search was
found working as butter maker in a small
factory in Iowa. It was announced he had
suffered from lapse of ' memory.
ALEXANDER HAS GOOD LEAD
Entire Good Government Ticket in
Los Angeles Except One
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8. Returns from
182 precincts out of 207 give George Alex
ander, Incumbent, a lead of 1,637 votes
over George A. Smith for the mayoralty.
The missing precincts are In the residence
district, and are expected to Increase the
lead of Alexander. Returns from these
precincts Indicate the election of the entire
Good Government League ticket with the
possible exception of one place In the city
The vote for mayor, as counted thus far
stands: Alexander, 16.642; Smith. 15,006.
Tr,,.' X WflW
Cook's North Polar Records
Held Under Heavy Guard
COPENHAGEN, Dec. 8. The north polar
observations of Dr. Frederick A. Cook
reached here today on board the steamer
United States. Extraordinary precautions
were taken to make sure that the long
heralded data were delivered safely to the
As soon as tba United States was tied
up at its pier an Iron box containing Dr.
Cook's report ana the diaries In which his
original entries were made were brought
The box was closely followed by Walter
Lonsdale, Dr. Cook's secretary, who had
stood guard over Its contents since they
left ths bands of the explorer. Ou the pier
Lonsdalo and two detectives bundled the
Iron box Into a motor ear and, lumping
In themselves, were driven hastily to ths
University of Copenhagen. Their car was
followed by a second automobile.
J! 1 1 ih.
TAFT FAVORS WATERWAYS
President Gives Cordial Reception to
National Navigation Congress.
OPPOSITION TO BONDS APPEARS
rhlef Executive Advises Workers
First to Get Endorsement of Con
gress to Scheme and Then
Ask for Bonds.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 8. Beginning Its ses
sion with a warm reception to President
Taft, who delivered an address In favor of
waterways Improvement, the sixth convon
tlon of the National Rivers and Harbors
congress assembled In this city today.
When President Joseph E. Ransdell Intro
duced President Tart, there was an out
burst of applause and this was redoubled
when John I. Martin of Missouri proposed
three cheers and a tiger for the president
of the United States.
President Taft declared he was glad to
see the advocates of waterways improve
ments favored a policy rather than a pro
ject. "The test of the value of the movement,"
said' Mr. Taft, "Is going to be seen when
you get off that platform and begin to
ifavor a project Instead of a policy."
Mr. Taft proceeded to say that he wanted
It fully understood that he was heartily
In favor of waterway Improvement, be
cause of its Influence In the reduction of
railroad rates, as well as Its value in ac
tual transportation of that kind of freight
that the rivers were especially adapted to
Speaking of the plan that had been en
dorsed by President Roosevelt and hlm
eelf for the issue of bonds by the govern
ment for waterway projects, Mr. Taft cau
tioned the delegates to remember that
there was great opposition to that plan in
congress and that their wisest course would
be to induce congress to make a declara
tion in favor of waterway Improvement and
to begin the work with an ordinary ap
propriation. Once launched in the enter
prise, he said, congress would be obliged
to provide bonds unless the revenuss of
the country should be ample for the work.
Count J. H. Von Bernstorf, German am
bassador, addressed the convention today.
ARMY CHAUFFEUR Ts PAID
Comptroller Allows Claim on Gronnd
It is Justified for Transporta
tion of Army.
WASHINGTON, Dec. l-Two Items of
army expense, ope of them being the pay
ment of a salary ; to an automobile chauf
feur for uss of ths commanding general
in the Department of Lakes and the other
the purchase of a .brougham for the use
of the officers in charge at headquarters
of the Department of Lakes, which re
cently were disallowed by the auditor of
the War department, have been allowed
by the comptroller of the treasury.
The latter was informed by the secre
tary of war "that necessary means for the
transportation f the army and Its sup
plies," justified both of the questioned
Items of expense. .
At the university ths papers were form
ally turned ,bver to the authorities and
placed in a strong room, where they will
remain until the committee appointed to
examine them is ready to begin Its labors.
Ths exarnlnatloh will ba mado probably
at Copenhagen observatory. None but the
duly chosen commission representing ths
University of Copenhagen will be permitted
to be present. United States Minister
F.gan was to have attended the commit
tee meetings, but bs will not be able to do
so, because of the delay In the arrival of
the records. Mr. Egan leaves tomorrow for
the United States.
Ths coming of Dr. Cook's papers Is ac
companied by signs of a revival of the
Cook-Peary controversy. The Polltlken ss
serts this morning that the supporters of
Commander Peary are trying to enlist the
services of Greenland explorers In organ
ising an anti-Cook press campaign.
KING CORN NODS
. TO JAMES J. HILL
Great Northern Railroad Builder to
Be Exposition Guest During;
COMES TO OMAHA IN SPECIAL
Due at 11 O'clock, Making Daylight
Run from Sioux City.
nAS MESSAGE FOR THE FARMER
Will Deliver Address in Afternoon
and Attend Banquet in Evening.
AMERICAN BREEDERS IN SESSION
Wlllet M. liars, Assistant Secretary
of Asrrlrnltnre, In t'lty to Help
Stock Growers ICvolve
tlVS BTOCK DAT.
Thursday, December 9 X. C. A. Ball.
10:30 p. m. "Clovers," prof. Thomas
Bhaw, sdltor of tbe Dakota Iarmsr.
"Relation of ths Katlve Grasses to ths
West and Live stock gliow at Dsnvsr."
1:30 p. m-Mexlcan National Band.
1:00 p. m. Musis hall.
a. W. Wattlts, president of the IT ac
tional Corn Exposlton, prssldlng.
Address. James J. ELU, chairman of
ths Great Northern railway.
3:00 p. m. Illustrated leotars, "Livs Stock
and Agriculture In Argentina," Herbert
W. Mum ford, professor of animal Indus
try, University of Illinois.
4:00 p. m. Conosrt by Mezloan National
8:00 p. m Ooncsrt by Mexican National
band and motion pictures, "Frssidsnt
Taft at Xilve Stook Exposition, Bsattls."
Amsrloan Breeders Association, Xotol
EDUCATIONAL SAT. I
Vrlday, Daoember 10 Music Ball.
10:30 a. m. A. E. Kildsbrand, superin
tendent of Junior department, presiding.
"Nebraska Boys' and Girls' Work," IS.
O. Bishop, Nebraska stats superintendent
of publlo Instruction.
1:30 p. m. Concert by Mexican National
3:00 p. m. Music hall, W. H. Davidson
"Agricultural and Industrial Work la
Illinois," B. G. Blair, Illinois stats super
intendent. Other sxerclssa by schools.
4:00 p. m. Blograph Hall, Bupsrlntendent
E. O. Bishop presiding.
"Xduoatlon of Girls for Ef f lolsney , In
the Horns," Anna X,ols Barber, count
superintendent Christian county, Illinois.
('Missouri Cora Soya," B. M. Jordan.
4:00 p. m. -Xnslo HalL Conosrt by Msxl
" can national band,
SiOO p. m- Cosoert by Mexican National
band and travslogws Isotttrs. m
Special Speeds Toward Omaha.
James J. Hip, with a party ft high rall
rqad official, Is speeding toward Omaha
and he will be the guest of the National
Corn exposition today. He will leave Sioux
City on a special at 6 o'clock this morning
make the daylight run to Omaha over
his own line via Ashland, arriving tn
Omaha about 11 o'clock. He will be taken
for a short drive through the city, to the
Omaha club for lunch as the guest of the
Burlington officials in Omaha, to the
corn exposition In the afternoon, where
he will spenk in the music hall, and In
the evening he will attend a banquet at
the Omaha Commercial club.
Mr. Hill will toll the farmers of Ne
braska and surrounnlng slates, as well as
tho people of Omaha, "What We Must do
to be Fed" In his speech at the Auditorium
at 2 o'clock. So great is the interest In
Mr. Hill's talk that there Is no doubt room
will be at a premium.
In tho evening 11 Hill will be the guest
of the Omaha Commercial club at a ban
quet to be given at the Commercial club
rooms. None but members of ths clul
have been lnviud to this banquet, which
would accommodate but VA), and the scan
were all spoken for soon after the an
nouncement was made of the date of Mr.
It was a lucky day for the National Con
exposition when L. V. Hill, president' of
the Great Northern and on of J. J. Hn,i
happtnid to atop at the corn show last
year. Having a couplo of hours to spend
In Omaha L. V. Waktley, general passen
geu agent of ttie Burlington, invited Mr,
Hill to visit the coin show. He was so
impresbod that i.e Immediately ordered lili
road to be well reptescnted at tl.e show
this year. When ho returned home he In
terested his father In th show, with the
result that Mr. Hill not only gave 82,500 In
gold for prizes, but aluo promised to at
tend the exposition.
Wednesday a Busy Day.
With the prizes all awarded, the weather
clearing up and t:ie people coming, ihu
national Lorn exposition took on new
life Wednesday. On every hand were ti e
sturdy sons of the country, who had come
to Omaha to learn some of the great Wi
sons the corn show has to teach.
Wednesday was a big day as far ss
meetings were concerned. The American
Breeders' association met at ths Hotel
Rome under the leadership of Wlllett M.
Hays, president of the association oi:d
assistant secretary of agriculture. lh
American Society of Agronomy was meet
ing In one of the Corn association rooms,
the National Corn association met in int
of the association rooms, and All was life
and bust;. ,
Every train now entering Omaha is bring
ing In its quota of visitors to the exposi
tion and the attenCanoe Is Increasing fut-t.
Indications now are that Omaha and ths
show will enjoy two full weeks of good
crowds. The bureau of Information ?s In
full working order and all visitors will Is
well taken care of.
Something of special Interest Is on ths
tapis at the corn show every afternoon
and evening, and In addition to these, ths
Mexican band plays three times a day.
The band Is Just as popular as the Mexican
band which was In Omaha during tl.e
Transmlsslsslppl exposition. and ths
crowds Increase at each performance.
Hooks Out for Texan Who Exhibits
Ortsln Ear of Corn,
The man ho is sponsor for a cu taln ear
of corn tn the display f Texas si the Na
tional Corn rxpnrttlon in certainly a can
didate fur the pietiduncy of the Ananias
This certain guilty ear of cora rmasurss
some two feet in length and proudly boars
some 1,000 golden grains. In the words of
a visitor of undoubted, Irish auitesuy this)
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