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VOI XXX LX NO. '134.
OMAHA, Fill DAY MOKXIKO, DFCKMr.KU 10, 1!9 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
a y for the Explorer Discusses
Uaustal Silence of His
IE 71315 BUSINESS RELATIONS
Doctor ii Advised to Seek Legal
' Advice Elsewhere.
IlCHS ATTACKS 05 VERAC1TT
Navigator Says He Compiled '" -plete
Set of Observa .
WILL EL SENT TO COPE.
Ir. Torp Says Th r j TTI
F.nmliH A Ion a- with Dr. I w
Record HfrwUff Drain
NKW YORK. Pec. . Dr. Frederick ,
C ok's personal lawyer, Henry Wlllinp1t.i"
Wsrk. h severed relation with hi
ct'ent. Mr. Wack refnswd tonltrht to con
firm or deny hi withdrawal, but it can
be affirmed on competent authority that,
after a consultation with his partners, Mr.
Wack wrote Dr. Cook o long ago a
November SO that be must beg him to seek
Icpal advice elsewhere.
"I have not the remotest Idea." said
Mr. Wack tonlgrrt, "where Dr. Cook is
keeping himself, or why he persists in
'elusion when hi presence la vital to bis
on w Interests and his friends. I read that
he 1 In Brooklyn. In a str.ltarlum. In
Maine, in a Philadelphia apylum. but per
sonally I Incline to the bellefe that he is
abroad. One thing la certain, 'there 1
agreement tonight for the first time among
those who have always believed that Dr.
Cook discovered the north pole. fhoee
who havo never believed and those who
have waited to be Informed on disinter
Broker Bad Xaelcator.
"Partisan and skeptic alike now con
cede certain cardinal facta which admit
of no argument, namely. Dr. Cook haa
sent his record to the Unlversitv of
Copenhagen for the Inspection of a com
mission. Two man. on a broker who
cay he acted aa go-between and one a
skilled navigator, have sworn that they
upplled the doctor -with a complete set
of fabricated observations, covering hi
trip northward, step hy step, to the pole,
in agreement with hi narrative aa origi
nally published. These twnrn statements
carry with themselves their own proof
or disproof. That is to say. If the paper
row In the hand of th University of
Copenhagen contain any considerable por
tion of tht boreal observation which Cap
tain August Loose says be worked out
by the reverse routs no farther narth
thaa the Cramatan Inn lo Bronivlile. In
K York, the deduction I that Dr. Cook
felt no orifleno Jn thffmlqi(7 of niK
own' proof. If. on the contrary, the
Copenhagen records tbow that Dr. Cook
mads no efficient use of the deduction Cap
tln Ioofe say he supplied it will be fair
to assume that he accepted them only as
checks on hi own data. The inquiry
will then revert to Its first status are ths
r'tr'nul observations of Dr. Cook suf
ficient? Last night Dr. Cook's friend. Charles
Wake, confessed to me that hs had not
the faintest Idea where the doctor now ia
and that he had not heard from him since
Tuowday, November IS. x
My very urgent letter to the doctor
lavs remained unanswered, although they
demanded a reply rfom any man solicitous
for hi own affairs." .
Mr. Wack, however, did receive a letter
from Mr. Cook on December 6. dated De
cember 4 and posted December S, In Brook
lyn, asking him to discontinue all ex
penses on the doctor's account and tof or
ward certain papers which Mr. Wack, un
derstood to be affidavit bearing on the
doctor's disputed asoent of Mount McKln
ley. These affidavits the doctor had orig
inally Intended to take with him to Europe,
. where they could be available for the Uni
versity of Copenhagen, if desired.
Story of Captala Loose.
Others of Dr. Cook's friends granted to
nUrht that Captain Loose consulted freely
with hun and even occupied room's adjoin
ing bie at the Gramatan Inn. Whether
tliia propinquity served as an opportunity
fur co-operation merely, or for collusion.
Is a point on which not even Captain
Loose cared to, pronounce positively. The
captain, however, went freely Into his own
motives this afternoon.
"I went to Dr. Cook." said Captain Loose,
thinking that I might be of some assist
ance to him, but I never expected when I
approached him to do such exteudld work
as I bare done. A short talk with Dr.
Cook coovlDoed me that he knew almost
nothing about navigation. Hs was Ignor
ant of soma of the eskantlala of the science.
"At rirst I considered It at least likely
that Dr. Cook bad got near the pole, say
to degrees or witliin sixty miles of the
pole. Even his observation would have
given him that accuracy. Later 1 waa
forced to change that opinion.
"A person not especially accurate might
Lave thought himself at th pole when only
within sixty mile of It; but as I got
deeper into the matter I began to suspect
ll at Dr. Cook mas never out of sight of
"llitase notice that I have never aald
that It. Cook la about to submit my cal
culaUon to the University of Copenhagen
as hi sow n observi tiona. Dr. Cook never
Intimated sucn to me. I waa working for
pay then and waa Indifferent on that point.
Now t have cut received my pay. I don't
express an opinion about when or bow Dr.
C ook wrote up Kla record books.
"Dr. Cook never allowed me to inspect
his original record or, Indeed, any .-nor
of them than he I'.' published ln the
Based ea i'Ullna.
COPENHAGEN. lec. .-Dr Torp, re
, e,t of the University of Copenhagen,
ail tt.at the charges published in the
New York Times against Dr. Frederick
A. Cook are taeed on pure fiction. Never-
ttieiee. he anad be would accent the
ofisr to examine the document prepared
by Louse and Dualie. which the Times
l as agreud to semi to Copenhagen.
WaJU-r LunsdaJe, secretary to Dr. Cook,
v l.o brought ths explorer's records to
vr.haseo. slso declared that the accu-J
Uo.-ui published la New York and Lun
1.i V'ainst Dr. Coo were totally ua
J lie aald that the . paper de-
i i liis l nivertlty : of Copenhagen
1 the oMgieal observations made
Cuok duricg tbe expedition, with-
(Contlnued from Third Page) .
Will Retire is
Washington Also Doubts Story He
Ha Ordered All Captured
WASHINGTON. Dec . The statement
telegraphed from Nicaragua to London
that the United States had demanded the
resignation of President Zelaya and that
he had Indicated hta purpose to retire by
the end of the preaent month 1 d?clared
at the State department to be without
The story from Iwnama via New Orleans
that Borne time ego President Zelaya had
Issued an e-dex that all American cap-
ii red while serving with the revolutionary
my should be put to death la dlscnd
d here. The offlc ala do nt believe
sident Zelaya would thus court hU ewn
' lng and the certain overthrow of hit
-nnient by armed force of the Vnlied
by Issuing su?h an oraer.
.tic Miller and
T.J. O'Brien Guilty
Magistrate Crawford Declares These
Two and Lewis Rentfrow Sold
Liquor After 8 P. K.
Thomas J. O'Brien, proprietor of the
Hotel Henshaw; Rome Mllier at ths Hotel
Rome and Lewis Renfrow of the Windsor
hotel were found guilty yesterday after
noon by Tolice Magistrate Bryce Crawford
of violating the 8 o'clock closing law and
were fined I HO and cost each. J. J. Ful-
liven, who conducts a saloon on North
Twenty-fourth street, was found not guilty.
All the cases were tried last week, but
the closing arguments In the O'Brien case
were not made until yesterday morning.
At the afternoon session of court Judge
Crawford said the evidence warranted his
declaring the trio guilty, and his dis
missing the case avslnst Sullivan. ' Appeal
bonds for the carrying of the cases to the
district court were at once filed, the
bonds being fixed In the sum of S230 each.
At the conclusion of the four rases the
trial of the case against Cbarles M. Lentx,
who runs a saloon at 1420 Famam, and who
Is accused by the Anti-Saloon league of
violation of the law October C, was begun.
A similar case against P. H. Phllbin of
the Schllti hotel is set for Thursday of
JOE SLYCORD ARRESTED
ON CHARGE OF MURDER
Yoaasr Maw Llvlaa; Sear Grla:
Arrested for Crtase ta Sortk
, GRIXNELL, la., Dec a (Special Tele
gram.) Joe Slycord was arrested on a farm
DfaritMn city Ssarorday, December' 4. by
City Marshal Khahaa of Grtnnell for the
tfinrfler of Frank Batesole near Carrtarb-n.
N. D., on November 11. Ely cord eonfasoed
the crime but pleads that the blow was In
self defense and without thought of mur
der. W. W. Batesole and L F. Batesole.
father and brother of the murdered boy,
came tday from MarshaJHown to identify
the prisoner, wlth-them was J, A. Kleesple,
who knew Slycord welt having worked
near him in North Dakota. Slycord Is
J known to a number of people here as he
worked In a lumber mill here last winter.
Identity of the prlconer and confession of
the crime are complete. Sheriff Adam of
Foster bounty. North Dakota ha wired
that he will be here Saturday.
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR HOGS;
Eight Dollars aaa Forty Teats a Hea
drest for Sixty-Seven
Sixty-seven hogs were sold at South
Omaha Thursday morning at the hlgest
price ever, paid for hog on the Missouri
Valley. Jim Murphy, a hog buyer, bought
from P. C. Peterson of Weston. Ia., hogs
which averaged 275 pounds each. He paid
at the rate of SiltO a hundred, which ia
the record price.
KANSAS CITY, Dec Two car loads
of steers from Maple Hill. Kan., sold at
JlO.aft a hundred pounds at the Kanfaj
City stock yards today, the higheit price
ever paid on the open market here. The
cattle were Herefords, I years old, and
weighed an average of l.MS pounds.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. Iec. S The highest
price ever paid for hogs at the St. Joseph
n-iarket. probably the highest ever paid
at a Missouri river markei. is ss per
hundred, paid today.
TAFT GOES TO INDIANAPOLIS
Preeldeat Proailors to Attead Meetlas;
of Coaservatloa CoaTeatloa la
WASHINGTON, Dec t. President Taft
today accepted Invitation to attend the
conservation convention to be held in In
dianapolia some time In February. Whan
the president goes to the Indiana city, he
will likewise make brief vis) is to Louis
ville. Cincinnati and Nashvlle.
Hook Worm Does Not
Affect Work of Army
WASHINGTON, Dec . "la spite of its sequent enlistment only IS pe' cent were
vast economic Importance la ths southern
states, ths hook worm diea&e Is believed
not to affect greatly the health , and- ef
ficiency of the army."
That la the conclusion Surgeon General
Torncy cf the army baa reached after
an lnveeUtatlun iLito the prevalence and
seventy of the disease, as it appears In
the army. He makes the disease the sub
ject of considers tKn in his annual re
port, submitted to the secretary of war
All the observer have noted, aays Gen
eral Torney, that in many cases the affec
tion has not evident effect on ths health
or t4pearanoe of tbe Individual. Micro-,
scopic examiiistluns are necetary to re
veal the disease In nuld caes. The duas.
Uua of the disease was one of the fea
ture Uh the military lnvesilg.tors
sought to bring out. Observations made
by Major Ch.mberlaln at Jackson Bar
racks. Ml ahuwed that out of forty
four soui;iera-bred recruits 6e per cent
were Infected, out of ftfty-Mrven southern
brtJ soldiers la frist. nlistment 4 per
cert er Infected arid out of thirty-four
southern-bred eoldicrs la second or sub-
RIVER MEN AT
Committees from Ohio and Mississippi
Deep Channel Association! Call
FORMES PROPOSITION ENDORSED
Promoters Are Told They Are in
Condition to Show Congress.
OTHERS TOLD TO KEEP BUSY
Ken from Mississippi Association
CALL OH CA5K0H AXD SHERMAN
fseaker Is Hot Enthaslastle,
Says Prelect Will Receive Care.
fal Coaslderatloa frosa
WASHINGTON, Dec 9. Assurances that
uteps of an Important character toward the
development of a system of waterway im
provement In the heart cf the couniry
would b! taken by the present congress j
v. ere glvea by President Taft to cl!egn
txns which he received In ths east room
uf the White House this afternoon. To
pi rhaps Sno committeemen, representing li e
Ol lo Valley Improvement association, the
I.rsident promised to bring what Influence
he could In f avof of the Improvement of
the Ohio river and later to the committee
of 600 from the Net Orleans "lakes to
gulf deep waterways" convention, he U
that "Something Is iSoing." and that tbe
Interest of those In congress who here
tofore have turned a cold shoulder to the
entire subject of waterway Improvement
had been aroused.
Ohio ProBoaltloa Good.
Mr. Taft expressed to the Ohio dele
gation regret that his remarks before the
rivers and harbors congress yesterday hXJ
cast a "wet blanket" over the convention
and said that he had only Intended to
help the gathering along by pointing out
the practical method of accomplishing tbe
"When you approach congress with a
proposal for the issuing of bonds," argued
the president "you are going to arouse
great opposition, which rise up and de
mand why, and they will demand an
tnewer not In general expresslona, not In
resounding oratory, but they will want
facta and estimates and a statement of
something definitely useful into which thej
are going to put the money, which they
may even have to borrow In order to carry
through ths enterprise. You in U.e Oh'o
valley have aa enterprise In respect to
which you can give tbe sufficient answers.'
The object of the Tlsit of the Ohio valley
delegation to the White House was to
enlist the president's support for a nine-
foot chjtnnel- from Pittsburg to; Cairo all
the year round. Its spokesman was
Alexander Dempster ef Pittsburg. The
president's reysponss was to those In lh
delegatloa most encouraging.
xfisalMlpwl River Cosasslttee.
Four governors and two ex-governors
beaded the committee of SQB which had been
charged by the New Orleans convention to
present to the president resolution asking
for a fourteen-foot channel for tbe Mis
They were Governor Ansel of South Care
Una, Sanders of Louisiana, Deneen of 1111
nols and Hartley of Missouri, and former
Governors Francis of Missouri and McMil
lan of Tennessee, and for each one tfie
president had a hearty greeting. Governor
Deneen presented the resolutions, and the
president replied, saying. In part:
"I hope that we are all engaged in a
work in which we stand shoulder to
shoulder, without respect to a particular
locality, and that if you gentlemen who
are Interested In a particular Improvement
find that your view may not be entirely
met and that your particular project may
not be the first one taken up In a sub
stantial way. It will not prevent your wel
coming a step by congress' that, wbn
takn, means the embracing of every Im
provement that ought to commend itself
to those who are familiar with congress."
Caaaoa and Ffcerasaa.
Earlier n the day the committee invaded
the capltol and paid visits to Vice President
Sherman. Speaker Cannon, Senator Foe
of the senate committee on commerce and
Representative Alexander of New York,
chairman of the house rivers and harbvrrs
committee From none of these leaders
did the committee receive much encouragement-Vice
President Sherman contented him
self with shaking hands with the commit
tee. Speaker Cannon said rather pointedly
that it was one thing to propose and
another to select from a host of projects
and legislate for their Improvement. aI
the same time he said he had no doubt
that the project represented by the com
mittee of middle' west business men would
receive careful dbnalderation from the com
mittee on rivers and harbors. He said be
had voted for every river and harbor bill
since 1SKS. whether his party was in power
In an examination of southern recruits
at Fort Slocura, N. Y.. and at Jacksor.
barracks by Captain Slier and Majji
Chamberal,. 19 Infections were found iu
lti men examined. ,
Taking a square hit at the annual Roosa
vll physicial teots for array officers.
Surgeon General Torney in his annual re
pcrt made public today asys It is believed
that the present test not only falls In 'hs
object It sought to attain a physlcial con
dition, which would enable them to be
elm ays "fit for active field service." but
resulted In serious damage to elderly tif
fin ra. The defect of the requirement, as
It appears to General Torney, Is that it
require officers to be fit omy onoe a year
He wast them to be fit all the time
General Torney eould Induce field offices
to ride regularly by having the government
provide mour.ta and orderliea for tbem.
btrever stationed. He deems It unjurt
to require officers not with troops to take
regular rides during the year. Hs advocate
that the teat ride ebould swt be required
of tbot eerting in the tropics or uf thus
officer bo has roacaed as year
From the New York World.
CREW ADRIFT IS OPEN BOAT
Thirteen Ken Abandon Vessel During
Lake Storm. ) y
SIX RESCUED, TWO ARE DEAD
of Mrs Takes Off Blula
Boat, oat Efforts to R
toe (Mkm la I.f fesoot
CLEVELAND, Dec S Two men lost
their lives and the fate ef thirteen othere
is unknown as a result of the burning ef
the steamer Clarion near Point Pelee, in
Lake Erie, early today.
Six members -of the crew were taker
from the Clarion by tbe steamer L. C
Harms and brousjht here. . They eer
rushed to a train and sent to Buffalo
ths headquarters of ths Anchor Line com
pany, which owna the Clarion.
Aocordlng to the statement ef the sail
ors, all attempted to leave the Clarion as
soon as It was ascertained that she -.could
not be saved. CaDtain E. J. Bell of Ogdena-
burr. N. T.. and twelve other members cf
the crew took to the life boat.
It Is feared they may starve or freese1
before rescued.' High seas are running
owing to the recent storm.
The mate waa frosen to death. A vain
effort waa made by the six survivors ,to
enter snother lifeboat. One sailor fell over
board and was drowned in his efforts to
launch the lifeboat. The men were forced
to remain on tne Clarion. Later they were
picked up by the steamer Hanna and
Tbe Clarion Is a 1.700-ton steel boat. It
was bound from Detroit to Erie, Pa., to
lay up. when fire broke out. During the
night a burning ship was reported by wire
less by the steamer E.P. Bope, but no
definite Information could be obtained until
the survivors reached here. The cause of
the fire la not known.
DETROIT. Mich.. Dec . The tug Pack
ett left Amherstberg last night to go to
the relief of he steamer reported afire on
Lake Erie, but returned thla morning, the
storm having prevented It from making
progress beyond Colchester.
Freighter Stake, Ktve D reward.
BUFFALO. N. Y Dec .-The W. C.
Richardson, a big steel freighter, sank
early today at a point five miles up the
lake from Buffalo harbor and five mem
bers of the crew were drowned.
Captain Griesser and the life-saving crew
went to the rescue and saved tb other
members of ths crew.
visitors will find
The Bee advertis
ing pages a handy
guide for their shop
ping while in the
Do not overlook the adver
tisements on tbe want ad
pages nnder the classifieation
of "Christmas Hints". Our
Omaha merchants are offer
ing many suggestions to help
you with the problem of what
to buy. You will always find
something worth while if you
read the want ad pages of The
Have yoa read ths wait ads, yet,
On the Anxious Seat,
to Enter Chicago
Woods of Lincoln and Day of Council
Bluffs Directors of Telephone
CHICAGO, 111.. Dec. ..(Special Tele
gram.) With the closing last night of the
convention here of the International In
dependent Telephone association, ar.ucuoc
ment was made that arrangements had
been completed for securing entrance Into
Chicago for an Independent corapafcy, so
ibey can compete for Chicago business.
An Independent company with 'tlO.eoo.WW
capital la to be organised. The capital haa
already been subscribed and the Illinois
runnel company's underground system will
ae ured for. carrying It wires. F. H.
Voods, Lincoln, Neb., and E. F. Day,
Council Bluff, were elected directors of
3A6E BECOMES BROTHER
OF HIS OWN FATHER
; Lesral Adoptloa hy Craadparrats Pats
CHICAGO. Dec. . Joseph Waldo Dux
Jr., 7 months old. legally became the
brother of bis father here today, when
Judge Petit In the circuit court signed -
decree of adoption, giving the child to it
grund parents, Joseph Dux and his wife.
The child's mother is dead and his father
lives with the older Dux, who Is now the
legal father of his son's son.
GENERAL CONDITIONS IN OHIO
This Is What Charles P. Taft la
DIwbhIbc la W.h
taaTtoa. WASHINGTON. Dec. . Charle P. Taft.
who la here as a guest of the president,
1 have been exceedingly buy smce
coming bere. but the question of the
atnatorshlp from Ohio has not been
tcuched upon In any ay. ' I am just letting
tlat drift. We have discussed generally
the political situation in Ohio, but that la
FORTY-FCUR MILES IN BIPLANE
Maartre Farm a a Makes Record Cross.
Coaatry Fllaht la Qalrk.
j'Arcis, uet Maurice Hrmn, a
brother of Henry Farman, the aviator,
made hat is claimed to be a cross-coun
try flight in a straight line of record
length today. Ascending at a suburb of
Versailles in a bi-plane of his own con
struction, Farman flew to Chartres a dis
J distance of forty-four mllea. In IX minute.
He maintained a height averaging feet.
Eighteen Below at Norfolk,
River Frozen Over at Ponca
While the temperature in Omaha ha
descended to S degrees be'.ow a?ro reach
ing that point this morning at 7 o'clock
that registration has been beaten In other
point In Nebraska.
Lincoln bas bad it 12 below and Nor
Weathet Forecaster Welsh gives that
same sweet consolation that "it will begin
to moderate tomorrow." The absence of
wind durng this cold spU has been a re
deeming element and has taken the keenest
rdx off the cold.
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. . Twelve degrees
below aero wa the temperature recorded
at th weather bureau at t a. m. todav.
At T e'elork tht mercury stood at U de
Hay cannot be purchased at any price,
and the roads are so bad that none can
ba delivered.- Coal dealers and merchants
find It almost Impossible to make de
-NORFOLK. Neb, Doc S Th g overs -
DUR4XD MEETS CENSUS MEN
Director Plans to Give Personal
Instructions to Supervisors.
ONE MEETING HELD Iff OMAHA
Party of Thirty Sadisms Act aa Hosts
for ladlaa ComnaieetoBer Val
entine aad Aoslstaat
- - Abbott. ' ' ..-.
fFmm a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. D. C. Dec -(Speelal
Telegram.) Census Director Durand will
bring nearly all the tX census supervisor
In personal relation with himself and his
chief officers through series of conferences
which he has arranged to hoM here and In
certal notber cities during thie month and
January. It Is believed these meetings will
give the supervisor clesrer comprehension
of their duties and will result In closer co
operation between them and the census bu
reau. The supervisors for the First, Sec
ond. Third. Fifth, Sixth. Seventh and
TVnth districts of Iowa have been In
structed to meet Director Durand and Wil
liam C. Hunt, census chief statistician for
population at Chicago, Monday,, Decem
The Nebraska and South Dakota super
visors are to be requested to confer with
Director Durand some time In January,
the date not yet having been determined.
Indians Act as Hosts.
Indian Commissioner Valentine and As
sistant Commissioner Abbott tonight wers
guests of some thirty Indian school super
intendents, who have been In Washington j
several day In conference with their
chief, on Indian school matter, at an
oyster roast at one of Washington's most
noted restaurants for "seafood," and sub
sequently atended one of J.he capltol' most
noted playhouses In a party. Participating
were Superintendents Dsvls of Genoa. Mr.
Mclntire of Santee, Major Beerman of Pine
Kidge. House of Rapid City. Rastall of
Pierre, Campbell of Pipestone.
Dr. James W. Goets of Omaha la In
Washington on a sight-seeing tour.
Rural carriers appointed: For Nebraska,
Berwyn, route No. 1, John R. Mitchell, car
rier; David W. Crowther, substitute. Litch
field, route No. S, William Garnett. carrier;
W. C. Harrla. substitute.
South Dakota: Postmasters appointed.
Lynn, Day county, Nels O. Munson, vice
J. Syversten, resigned; Wakpala. Corson
county. Floes Godfrey vice K. Lease, re
signed. Blaekkars't It r.lsaatloa la.
WASHINGTON. Dec. . It w a off dally
announced today at the War departm nt
that former t-eiiator J. C. S. iiiackbu-n
bad respited as a member of the Isthmian
Canal oi mmls! jn and lhat his rKbrnU n
had been accepted by tne prea.dni tf
fecllve December 4.
ment thermometer registered 18 below sero
here this morning, the coldest ever known
so early in the winter. The wind changed
to the south today and It was expected
that the teaupu atwie would rise.
SIOl'X CITY, I.! Iec .-The tempera
ture rrcorded at tbe weather bureau af 1
o'clock this n.on.li.g was 10 below, the
coldest of the reason.
PONCA, Neb.. Iec 8peclL Th
weather baa been sever all this weV
Every iay sinca Aunday the temperature
has been at S o'clock in th morning from
S to 10 be-low till last night at ( o'clock
It was 10 below. Tbe mercury came up to
aero today, but lute no higher.
The Mbjrourl r's-er is frosen over, suf
ficiintly to be p'ct!y safe, crossing on
f ot. Charlea V a. son of Ponca wa!kti
e.croa from I".!k Point. S. !.. this morn
ing. It is a 'ol mtcny yeers since the
fiver was trcx-ia over so early In U.e
HILL GOES FOR
BEST PRIZE EAR
Northwest Magnate, Who Speaks at
Exposition, Sari He Will Raise
it Kext Year, j
FRAISES DOMESTIC SCIENCE WORX
Tells Miss Besack Her 's is Most Im
portant Pirt of Show.
BRINGS MESSAGE TO THE FARMER
Cannot Support Coming Population or
Present Acreage Yield.
MUST INCREASE SOIL'S POWERi
Mr. Hill Gaest of City, aad Macaat.
t'oaeladea Ha.y Day with a Baa
tatl at the t'owiBierclal
James J. Hill, railroad builder and
farmer, stood looking at the best ear of
corn In the world, grown in.lndUna.
"So that Is the best ear of com in ths
world." murmeied the' father of the Great
Northern. "Well you can know right Bow
thai I am going after that next year."
WitK this decision the grim old rulr
of the great northwest announced hi.
position and bean to inquire about the
details of the making of this the world's
best ear of corn.
"It alii probably take a better car than
this to win next year," chuckled the
farmer-railroader. 'It Is fine corn, loo,"
he added fondilng that SX.0U0 prix winner.
Mr. Hill was the center ef an indicated
tbrong at the National Corn exposition, af
ter his arrival Thursday morning. Hs had
arrived on his spesl accompanied by bis
son. L. W. Hill, prtsident of the Great
Northern, 1. C. Oilman and J. H. Beek.
assistants to the president's stsff. at the
Burlington station at 11:30 o'clock. Mr.
Hill's party was met at tne station by
Q. W. Holdrege and other Burlington offi
cials, by General Macderson and W. I.
Kierstead, chairman Omaha's standing re
Mr. Hill u bundled Into an automobile
and rushed to the corn sl.ow. the real
object of his visit to Omaha. A luncheon at.
the Omaha club followed and then tb
party returned to the exposition, where Mr,
Hill was to me his address.
It was in tlie domestic science department
that Mr. Hill especially distinguished him
self in his hasty look about the show.
Strung with the Ladles,
Miss Jessica Kesack, who ha charge of
till ueparimect, sallied forth on -tlr.g
the raiiroad magnets near her eiall:a
ment. "Too must aee our part of the show,"
"Most ctrtalnly, Mtss Bessck," replied
Mr. Hill, offering his arm wiib ths grace
of a younger gsilsnt. ... .
"I want to rerbaxkr tfcary6iirV' ts teaily
the beet part of all ths show," asserted
Mr. Hill, pausing at the entrance to tbs
"nruffln factory." "lucre have been mere
homes ruined by bad bread and the lac:
of domestic science than by ail tr.s war
the world has known.".
In and about the domestic science de-partinc-tH
Mr. Hill spent a carte pari of bis
time atking questions here and titers thai
denoted real liiieiest. He even parsed to
toku a generous bile put of a fluffy corn
Mr. Hill spent some Interested minute
looking over th exhibit of his road, ths
I Great Northern, and the
"Some fine tail &rasa." be remarked, siz
ing up the exhibit witb the calculating eye
of a good farmer.
At the end cf the hurried journey about
the exposluon graund Mr. lliil wa taken
to tbe Omaha club fur a luncheon, where
he wa entertulned by ths official of ths
Burlington. Hs ftMd paity were entertained
by Omaiia and the Continental club laot
President Hill Iatereated.
L. W. 11.11, president of the Great North
ern aud aon of ths liluatrious James J. Hill,
spent most of bis time In the moraine
at the exhibit of his road.
"We took a goodly share of the prizes
in the open to the world class with entries
from the Hill zone," be said proudly, dis
playing a schedule sheet bearing tbe names
of the prize winners. "You aee I have
checked them off her?. We have pulled
down about 70 per cent of the prize of
fered for sbtaf grain.
"We lav hi least demonstrated that corn
cen be trouu in the northern tier of ststes
br our entries in this show. Why, see
here." he urt;d. turnout excitedly. "Hers
is corn from way up at Sweet Grass, a
station rU;ht against the northern
boundary. jf course It is not prize-winning
com, but it is good corn just the same.
-"Lest fcr 1 dropped In to hoe this show
and they made remarks at me about u
not being In line. I replied at that tint
that I d snow the folks here some corn,
stid I pructeCed to tuke It up with every
body on the line. Now, here Is the corn
to show for it. We furnikbed the seed fur
a lot of this.
"The Dry Firming1 exhibit have been
brought down here from killings congress
and eipohiliou to slow mure of what 1
being done up our way. That dry farm ex
ponltiou was too small for u and we bad
two annexe theie. We would have had
an i.M. ex here, too. If all had worked out
just as we wanted It lo."
Mr. -Mill's Me... Ke of the Farm,
In Hie expoiiiun tuditorlum Mr. lliil was
Introduce! by 1'rt . dent Wa.tle of the Na
tional C rn expo. tlou. He l ad a la:g",
animated audience lu face ..J he was given
much tui.tUM, his zudiiuew' follow-iug
cloiely eveiy word that feh from his llrs.
li he said. "After all 1 am Just a fsrm,r,"
and tlie audi, noe apparently kept that In
mind. In the course of nl address Mr.
"Thc-ie can b. no more appropr.ate ob
ject about which Jo gather an ir(.ltl..n
of the ac tivity of tht middle west and an
a.-i-tmb.aEe of it representative Uiouxht
ti.d liue.i.gent purpose than the grain
w 1.1 ch stand fir.t among lu staple pro
duct. Corn is one of Ui great gifts of
this continent to the world. In tjuailty
and ejuanilty th yield of the a:iu1al plain
cf out centtal valley surpasses that tf any
other sectlun or any oilier cowuiy. Within
the last generation thin Las become the
most valuable single fjod product tf the
'It 1 les than forty years sluoe our
corn crop reached l.ftuu Win no bushels. It I
new well over l.uuu mi.VJt annually, ar.d
should suortly nlntaln itself at I '., "JO.Oivj
bushel or more. Th Unlitd btate fur
nishes nearly to per cent o the e-;rn erup
of the world.' While Its Jit Id has been mul
tiplied by throe, lb average farm price
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