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VOL. XXXIX-XO. u
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 3, 1910.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
MORSE ON THE
WAY TO PRISON
Ccnvict?d Banker Leave York
for Atlanta in Char;
Unit:d Stat:i 0fhs y;
WIFE AKD SOKS SAY G0& ,
Former Ice Kin is Under Fiftet
vo' c.n4.n.. '
GIVES OUT BITTER STATEMENT
Says Conviction is Result of Demand
for a Victim.
SCOLDS JUDGE AND JURORS
Insists that I. alter Were Too Drank
to Know What They Were lining
Hopes President Will
NEW YORK, Jan. 2.-Wlth a supreme
effort to.- bo cheerful, but with emotion
i cessionary getting the better of him,
Charles V. Morse left New York to begin
serving a fifteen years' sentence in the
federal prison at Atlnnta, Ga., imposed
upon him for violation of the national
Before leaving the Tombs, where he had
been confined for the greater part of the
last year, Morse received his wife and
two sons and then the newspaper - men.
He was too affected to any anything, but
he handed out a carefully prepared state
ment of comment on his case. The gen
eral understanding waa that his wife was
to accompany him south, but it cou'.d not
be ascertained whether she waa on the
same train with him.
Morse left Jersey City on the Birming
ham Flyer of the Southern railway at
10:45 a. m.. In custody of Deputy United
States marshals. The party occupied a
Mr. Morse's Statement.
Morse's statement is hitter and dramatic.
"I am going to Atlanta to begin penal
servitude under the most brutal sentence
ever pronounced against a citizen In a
civilized country," is his opening sen
tence. "1 have hoped," the statement
continues, "with that hope which cornea
from a consciousness of my Innocence,
that I will not have to close out forever
tho light and liberty of this world under
such an .Inhuman sentence. I had felt
that the fact that I had paid a fine of
$7,000,000 and served a year in prison would
satisfy the cry for a victim, and I have
steadily believed that the courts would be
compelled to give me a new trial. When
I learned that the private detectives of
tho prosecution were the keepers of the
jury, that the Jury 'drank; like they were
upnn a Jaunt rather than citizens engaged
In a serious service' and that as a result
two of thetn were rendered unfit, I natu
rally hoped ;tht 'I would be alloweJ an
, other trial by another Jury free of these
"It seems, however, that the courts in
tend to establish the practices which make
.rum drinking a part of Jury service and
private detectives aa the custodians of a
Jury a permanent Institution. By this
sentence and Judgment I may be brought
to ruin; but the damage done to me is not
half as Important as the injury to the
administration of Justice. I am now up
In years and must, with the passing of
time, pass also; but the record of my con
viction and the way It was brought about
will remain a lasting and dangerous ex
ample of a government gone mad In search
of a victim.
Hones for Pardon.
"Whether I shall serve my full sentence,
I am not able to say, much depending upon
how much the government at Washington
shall look upon. I have great faith that
all right thinking men and women who
know of me and my case, and who realize
tho inhumanity of my sentence, will make
known their feelings to the president.
Whatever the future may hold In store
liberty or Imprisonment I shall endeavor
to meet It the same Way I have struggled
against the misfortunes of the last two
years. "C. W. MORSE."
, A few minutes before the train departure,
Harry and Benjamin Morse apepared for
another farewell to their father. He gave
tl.em fi fond embrace and wept aa they
braced himself for a final picture
itie hands of a crowd of newspuper
ographers, but he said nothing. He
a newspaper after he had hnarrt.ri th.
The train is due In Atlanta about
Party Reaches Washington.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.-Charles W.
Morse, tha convicted New York banker,
v. ho Is on hl pay to Atlanta to begin the
Hiving of a fifteen-year penitentiary
sentence, was in Washington fifteen
minutes today between the arrival and de
parture of trains, but h refused to see
any one and made no statement whatever.
Mr. Morse occupied a stateroom in the
tar "Rusemorit," and was accompanied by
tluee oftioers. Marshal llenckel, who bad
charge of the prisoner, left the train here
and returned to New --York. Marshals
Sieibllng and Lluicus remained with Morse
and proceeded to Atlanta.
There were no personal friends of the
cnivkted banker at the station to see
him, but a large delegation of new.paper
men met the train. Those who succeeded
In locating the stateroom were denied ad
mittance. A knock on the door wan
responded to by Marshal Stelbllii, who
alter Informing the questioner that Mr.
Morse hod noising to say, abruptly shut
Mr. Morse was seen fur a moment from
the outside as the blind of the window was
i tilled. He glanced out side, but ap
parently took no Interest In anything fce
taw. His face, wore a culm but stent ex
iieswlcn. The train departed for Atlanta
at 4 15 o'cloc.
1 assenger on the same car with Mr.
Morse stated that Benjamin Morse, a son
of the bunker, boarded the train with a
lrleiirt at rtaiUriiote and saw his father fur
a few minutes.
TOM i0ri,S0N STEPS OUT
Cleveland Mayor Kiids bight tears
of Bert Ire nHh !eiv Year's
CLEVELAND, j a a. I.-Whlls the official
term of Tom L, .Minson, for eight years
mayor of this illy, clwil Saturday mld
r.lKbt, tie formal trunser of th office
to t'.erumii C. linofir took place at noon
today. The retiring mayor will take a
Vet for several weeks and then will re
It urn to keep In touch with tha local demo
to L. P. Luddcn
Kormal Board is Asked to Explain
Salaries Paid to Member for,
Acting as Secretary.
K. Ijrnm a Staff Correspondent.)
n. Jan. 2.-(spiciai.)-Having
turn the normal schools over to
jk -mooratlc ,party t, b used a a
!po).(!cal foot ball, by legislative action, an
j ' ffort ' nmv MnB mnlP t0 KCt M,e nv-
rrnor to lnvcsciRRie me nuuiu uri-'c n
l.as been paying lather P. Hidden $400 a
year for tils services as secretary of the
board. The law does not provide that a
member of the board shall draw a salary.
Governor Shallenberger has got Into tho
game and when th normal boird arrives
at Alliance tomorrow there will be waiting
for President Chllds a letter from the gov
for the farts In the case. If
It Is shown that the normal board la
Illegally paying Rev. Mr. Ludden any
salary then the governor will probably ask
for the resignations of a members of the
board and thus get to asnln appoint a
The vouchers on file In the office of the
auditor show that Mr. Ludden has drawn
pay at the rate of $100 a year for "services
as secretary." That as a member of the
bnard he drew his expense money only.
It Is aim a fact that the board Is acting
i:pon nn opinion given by Norrls Brown
when attorney general to tho effect that
It would be all right to pay a member of
the board to act as secretary of the board
or do the work of the secretary. In years
past Superintendent Fowler and the super
intendent before htm did the work of the
secretary and drew pay. When the ques
tion was raised the attorney general held
the vouchers must show that the pay was
for work as secretary to the board.
The money paid to Rev. Mr. Ludden Is
pnli": out by him to get the work of the
In the meantime the governor Is anxious
to appoint a board of which no member
lives In a town where there Is a normal
school. He believes It Is bad for tho
schools to have a local mnn on the board.
and especially as the state Is soon to have
Incidentally, Senator Graham of the de.
funct board drew his salary aa secretary
Rev. R. MacKenzie
Is Not Talking
Investigator of Bellevue-Hastings
Situation Will Deliver Findings
to Official Board.
The role of the "silent bookkeeper" Is
well enacted by Rev. Robert MacKenzie,
D. D., president of the San Francisco
Theological, aetninary, who Is in Nebraska
Investigating tho Bellevue-Hastlngs situa
tion. The president refuses absolutely to
discuss the nature of his forthcoming re
port to the college board. ,
Sunday morning In his sermon at the
First Presbyterian church Dr. MacKenzie
drew a pretty word picture of the "silent
bookkeeper" at work n the great -office
building. The man with the ledger and
pen worked carefully and he kept the
records well. He worked In silence and
had nothing to report until the, work was
'I have nothing to say about the college
matter," said Dr. MacKenzie.
Then he was silent.
Dr. MacKenzie has been to Hastings and
has looked Into the situation there in re
spect to the proposed merger of 'the two
colleges. He will leave In a few days
for the Pacific coast and his report to
the college board is expected to be received
at the next meeting of the trustees of
"LET ME SLEEP LATE,"
SAID ORRE NEVER WOKE
Man Enters Hotel as Guest, Tired
Oat, and Is Pound Dead
"It !me sleep late In tho morning; I'm
all In,' said C. A. .Orre, a laborer, when
he went to bed Saturday night at the
Saratoga hotel. The clerk called him at
noon Sunday, but Orre's long sleep proved
his last one. He was dead.
Coroner Heafey took charge of the body
and will probably hold an Inquest. Orre.
It la said at the hotel, was much given to
strong drink and was ' probably a victim
of heart disease.
So far as is known the dead man has
no relatives in Omaha. He haa a brother-in-law
In Chicago and a brother at Chap
man, Neb., In the mercantile business. He
was employed here by the Farmers Lumber
company. It la understood Orre was well
WRECK IN J0LIET YARDS
Rock Island Freight Crashes Into
Westbound Alton Passenger
JOIJET, 111., Jan. i Two rersons were
injured and several others had a narroa'
escape Snturday whin a west bound
freight train on the Rock Island rnllroad
crashed Into a west bound Chicago &
Alton passenger train nt a crossing in this
city. While the Alton train was being
switched In the yards here the freight
train bumped Ir.to It, overturning the rear
JUDGE COMMITS SUICIDE
Kentucky Jurist Takes Orwm 1.1e
Because He Forgot Part of
Nerr Year's Hpeech.
GEORGETOWN. Ky., Jan. . Because
he could not remember part of his addreis
which he was to deliver at a banquet this
evening Judge John C. Vovls, S2 years old,
committed suicide by shooting.
Judge Davis was one of the best known
members of the Kentucky bar and well
known as an after dinner speaker.
THREE BIG CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Texas Man Gives F.sch of Ills Chil
dren Property Worth Two
FORT WORTH. Tex., J.in. . t-Thomas
WagKotier of this city has Just given each
of his three children property Tallied at
$2 0u0.uu0 a Chr.stmas gifts. Waggoner la
ST years old. a ranchman, banker and
capitalist. One hunded thousand acres of
laud. 30,000 head of cattle and 1.0"0 horses
are given to each child.
BEGIN REAL WORK
Both Houses Will Keep Their Hands
to the Flow Until the Crop
- is Laid By.
HOUSE CALENDAR WELL FILLED
Bill for Reorganization of Canal Zone
Government Comes Up First.
SUPPLY BILLS IN GOOD SHAPE
First Two Months Will Probably Be
Devoted to Appropriations.
INTEREST IN TAFI'S MESSAGE
President's Suggestions for Treat.
ment of Anti-Trust and Com
merce Subjects Will Be
WASHINGTON, Jan. J Congress will
begin business In earnest this week. With
the Christmas holidays behind -them and
with tho preliminary ante-holiday plans
completed, both houses will start In upon
reconvening, with the Intention of keeping
their hands to the plow, to continue until
"the crop is laid by," which It Is now be
lieved will take place In the early summer.
The senate Is not so forward with Its
work as is the house, and the former body
may experience difficulty In finding some
thing to do during the first few days of
Its sitting. But the house calendar la a'
ready well filled, and as Boon aa .the
formalities permit, that body will get down
to serious business. Both houses will re
convene at 12 o'clock Tuesday, but the
Immediate announcement of the recent
death of Senator McLaurln of Mississippi
will resu'.t In adjournment of both for the
day out of respect to his memory. It Is
doubtful also whether there will be a
quorum on the first meeting day, so that
but little business would probably be
transacted under any circumstances.
Calendar Day In House.
Wednesday will be calendar day In the
houm and that body again wi'l take up
the Mann bill for the reorganization of
the government of "the Panama canal
lone." It Is believed this measure will be
disposed of In one day and with It out
of the way the house will attack the ap
The army, supply bill Is already on the
calendar and by the time It Is passed the
fortifications bill be ready for consideration
Following the fortifications measure will
come the urgent deficiency, the agricultural
and the navy billa. Even the sundry civil
and the legislative bills are well blocked
out In committee. Indeed appropriation
legislation la further advanced in the house
than ordinarily at this season, and It Is
the opinion of the experts that the supply
bills will be so turned qut by the committee
as to 'render It possible for the house to
give almost , continuous attention to them
during the next two months.
. District BUI In Senate.
The senate committee on appropriations
wilt begin soon, tho consideration of the
bill making appropriations for the District
of Columbia, which already has passed the.
house and unti lit la reported, the senate
v.lll occupy its time with the consideration
of comparatively unimportant measures on
the calendar. The snute committees have
not been so assiduous in their attention
to duty as have been the committees of
the co-ordinate body, with the consequence
that the senate calendar Is completely
barren. For the present, short daily sea
slon will be adjournments every week from
Thursday until Monday may be expected
Interest an Message.
Much interest la manifested In both
house In the two announcements that the
piesident's message on the Sherman antl
trust law and the resolutions of Senator
Jones and Representative Humphrey pro
vldlng for an investigation of the Interior
department and the Jorst service will be
presented on . Wednesday, the first legls
lbtive day after reconvening.
There is division of opinion as to whether
anything will be accomplished in the way
of modifying the Sherman .law during the
present session, but everybody is concerned
over the terms of the president's treatinen
of the subject and hia message will be reud
with unusual interest. On the other hand
It is generally understood that the Jone.
and Humphrey resolutions will be adopted
by both bodies, and that the Investigation
will be entered upon in short order.
PAROLED CONVICT IS SHOT
Harry Feathrrstone, with Long
Police Record, seriously Wounded
by Chicago Officer.
CHICAGO, Jan. 2. Harry Featherstone,
a paroled convict who has a long police
record, was shot and seriously Injured
Saturday In a chase which followed a
robbery of a South Side saloon. Feather
stone and two companions were pursued
from the saloon after they had rifled the
till and a policeman who Joined in tho
chose sent a bullet Into Featherstone'
back. The wounded man was taken to a
hospital and search was begun for his
companions who hud eludod pursuit. Ac
cording to the police Featherstone has
participated in many daring robberies.
Harry Featherstone, the paroled convict,
shot here today after a robbery In a South
side auloon, died tonight In a hospital.
LITTLE MISS TAFT NOT LOST
Girl Misses Father at Mutton, Finds
No One at Home and Goes to
SAWTELLE. Cal.. Jan. !.-Whlle her
parents were searching for her In the fear
that she had become lost enroute from
Pomona to Los Angeles, Dorothy Taft,
aged 12, a cousin of President Taft, was
safe with friends of the family in this
suburban town. Her father and mathor
missed her In Vtie crowd at the Ls An
geles depot, where they had gone to meet
her last night, and she took a trolley car
for her home here. Not finding anyone
In the house she went to a neighbor's for
TOBACCO G0ESJJP IN SMOKE
Customs Storehouse at Alexandria
Containing Large Quantity of
the Weed Burned.
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt. Jan. 2.-The cus
toms tobacco stores containing tobsceco to
the value of nearly $5,000,000 was gutted
by fire today. Firemen, assisted by 00
sailors from the German cruiser Freya,
sutretded in saving the greater part of the
tobacco. The loss Is estimated at $1,010,000.
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From the Mlnncapclls Journal.
REPORT ON INDIAN AFFAIRS
Commissioner Valentine Renews
Work of the Bureau.
LEGISLATION THAT IS NEEDED
No Authority Exists for Leasing
for Mining Purposes Mining
Lands Indians In Civil
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. (Special Corre
spondence.) Robert Q. Valentine, commis
sioner of Indian affairs, who succeeded
Francis Kt Leupp, Saturday made public
his annual report relative to the conduct
of the. affairs of the bureau since he was
commissioned, June 19, l'j03. As the ad
ministration of thla particular branch of
the service changed hands In the last
month of the fiscal year, the events
recorded In Mr. Valentine'' report fa.1
almost entirely within Mr. Leupp's term.
Mr. Valentine frankly says he haa prac
tically thus far In many matters endeav
ored merely to follow the Initiative In
augurated by his predecessor and patron.
Commissioner Valentine, In hl Introduc
tory remerks In his report, says:
"As to the lines of policy which the
bureau will follow, I prefer to let the
coming year speak for itself; but here I
would record the debt 'which I feel I owe
to Comminploner Leupp n . his having
turned over to me a sarvlce to which lu
has contributed undying' qualities through
Ms love of truth, his fearleasneea In work
ing for the end as he saw It, his un
bounded energy In handling details, and
his Intense personal loyalty both to the
office staff and to the field force. These
qualities in him have quickened the serv
ice . in a way which will contribute dally
to the success any successor might achieve.
' Extent of the Service.
Tho Indian service is primarily educa
tional. It Is a great outdoor-Indoor school,
with the emphasis on the outdoor. ' The
students in this school are 300.000 Individ
uals, ranging In age from babes at the
breast to old -men and women of the tribes.
and with a range of characteristics which
la Indicated by no one fact perhaps better
than that these 300,000 individuals apeak
about 2S0 fairly distinct dialects. ' The
plant which composes the physical proper
ties of this school consists of an area
of land nearly twice the size of the state
of New York, or larger than the state of
Missouri, scattered through twenty-alx
states, in areas ranging from a few hun
dred arres to some as large as the smal
ler states of the union. The funds to carry
on and to be cared for in connection with
this plant amount to approximately $55,000
000, of which $(12,000,000 belong to the tribes;
$13,000,000 belong to individual Indians; and
approximately $10,000,000 are contributed by
appropriations annually. The value of the
physical plant, including lands, buildings,
reclamation works, and forests Is hun
dreds of millions. The teachers In thlr
school, of which the commissioner Is the
principal teacher, form a force of over
6,000 employes, covering all the grades
and classes of work which go to make a
human being a useful citizen of the United
States. Whether In the schoolroom or In
Its great crowds of children. Taking care
the issuance of a patent fee or In the use
of individual or tribal funds, the one test
to be brought to the business aspect of
the case is; Will doing this and the way
of doing it educate the child or the wo
man or the mun for citizenship?
Legislation that Is ceded.
In speaking of legislation needed by the
Indian bureau, Commissioner Valentine has
theno suggestion to make to congress:
"There is no authority under existing law
for leasing for mining purposes the tribal
lands of reservations that have been es-
(Continued on Second Page.)
Are you taking
advantage of the
dry goods clearing
sales which are now
You can save money by buy
ing the goods now and having
it made up right away.
At this time the dressmakers are
not rufshed, and you can have your
work done more satisfactorily and
at less expense than later. '
Look under the head
"Dressmakers" on the first
want ad page, where a num
ber of special inducements are
Have you read the want ads yet
Oh, Such a Strenuous Yearl
Seven Years Old,
Lad Was Coasting at Twenty-Ninth
and Farnam When His Sled
Ran Under a Car.
Ernest Nelson, 7 years old, who, with
his parents, waa spending the day at the
home of friends, slipped away from the
watchful care of his elders to play Sunday
morning. When his father found him the
little boy was dead, mangled by a street
car which struck him while he was coast
ing on the street.
The accident occurred at Twenty-ninth
avenue and Farnam street. The boy was
coasting down the hill at high speed, when
he slid out on the tracks as a west-bound
Fortieth and Cuming car came by.. The
motorman was unable to atop the car In
time to avert the accident and the boy
went under the wheels. Hla body waa
badly mangled and he died Instantly. The
police were notified and made a report on
the case. Coroner Heafey will hold an In
quest The street car was operated by J. Clifton,
motorman, and K. W. Stanhope, conductor.
John Nelson, the father of the dead boy,
lives at 2130 South Thirty-fifth street. He,
with his family, were viaitlng at the home
i'f ' A. Norgens, 216 Bouth Twenty-eighth
street, near the scene of the accident.
Passengers on the car wera not a wars
of the accident and there were not wit
nesses on the street. O. W. Wharton, 875
New York Life building, and Richard Kls
sane, Midland hotel, who were riding on
the car, will be called to testify at the
W. D. Miller Dies
at Union Station
Was a Civil War Veteran Traveling
to Illinois from National
While waiting on the platform of the
Union, station early last evening to change
cars enroute to Danville, 111., from Hot
Springs, a middle-aged man dropped dead
in sight of a number of passengers who
were about 16 take train. Heart failure
la ascribed aa the cause. .
. From letters and data found In the
man's clothing It Is believed he la W, D.
Miller, an Inmate of the Battle Mountain
sanitarium branch of the National Home
for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. A pasc
caid showed Miller to have beon a mem
ber of the late Company A, Fiftieth Iowa
From a notebook the names and ad
dresses of a number of relatives were se
cured by the coroner, who was aummonod,
and they will bo notified. The body has
been taken to tho Heafey morgue, wheie
an Inquest to determine the cause of death
will be held today.
Wreck Caused by
Spread of Rails
Coroner's Jury Finds that Accident
Causing- Three Deaths Was
TRENTON, Mo., Jan. 2. Spreading railB
caused the wreck of tho Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific passenger train near here
yesterday. In which three people were
killed and forty-three injured, according to
a coroner's verdict returned tonight. The
accident was unavoidable, said the verdict,
BIG POWER COMBINE
FORMING IN MICHIGAN
F.I gnteen-M I II Ion-Dollar Corporation
Proposes to Take Over Light and
. Traction Companies.
SAGINAW, Mich., Jan. 2.-Offlclal an
nouncement was made here last night of
the plan of organisation of tho Common
wealth Tower Railway and Light company,
an $13,000,000 combination which will take
over water power companies on the Au
Sable, Muskegon, Grand and Kalamszio
rivers, afreet railways in Grand Rapids,
Sasrlnaw and Buy City and electric and
pas plants In Orand Rapids. Saginaw, Btv
City, Kalamasoo, Battle Creek, Jacks in.
Flint. Pontlac and Cadillac.
Mayor Ellis of Grand Rapids Is seeking
to enlist co-operation of tho mayors of all
the cities affected In an effort to prevent
F. L. Fuller.
PIERRE. Neb., Jan. 2 (Special Tele
gram.) F. L. Fuller, who has been man
ager of the Rlvervlew hotel, this city, for
the last ten years and had a state-wide
acquaintance, died last night after a short
illness from stomach trouble.
FARM FIGURES ASTOUNDING
North Central States Credited with a
EQUALS BALANCE OF COUNTRY
Compilation of Farm Census Figures
by Orange Jndd Farmer Brings
to Light a Really Marvel
ous State of Facts.
In the Orange Judd Farmer of last week
some very Interesting figures are printed,
showing the prodigious gains In American
agriculture during the last decade. These
figures have been gathered in a co-operative
campaign of the Orange Judd Farmer,
the American Agriculturist of New York
and the New England Homestead of
The figures presented at this time are
part of what Is intended to be an agri
cultural census. Some of the miUn resuHs
of the Investigation have been compiled
for publication at this time.
In the north central states taking In
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minne
sota, Iowa, Missouri, the Dakotas, Ne
braska and Kansas the totals of farm
values are stupendous.
Tremendous Gnln In Ten Years.
In this farming empire, the gain in value
In ten years is $5,000,000,000. - To get a better
notion of what this vast sum signifies: It
represents fully one-bAlt of tha total gain
in Kgiloulti-i.il values for the whole coun
try in the decade Just ended. In the north
central elates the total value Is double
what It was twenty years ago. And these
north central figures do some more they
exceed the total for all the balance of the
country put together.
Sine 19U0 the farms In the United States
have increased 1,000,000 In number, of this
total 253,400 new farms are In the above
mentioned north central states, represent
ing an Increase of 15 per cent. The In
crease In farms is even more remarkable
in the newer sections of the country, In the
far western section running to fully WO per
cent. In the old south the development la
also very encouraging.
Figures for Ten-Year Periods.
Following is a summary by ten-year peri
ods since 1&0 of farms, their value and
value of product:
Number Value Value of
of Farms. of Farms. Products.
WIO S.iJO.OOl) $29,730,000,000 $9,646,OH0.00O
1100 6,7U,0lK) 2U.512.0io,u(M 4.7'J5,UOU,liOO
4.7i.0u0 ICOxa.OOO.OOO 2.4o,U00.000
liM 4,0c.UOi lil.-.i.UOO.Oi) 2,213,tWJ,tAX
1870... 2.tt.0,U0O ll.lj.uCO.OOO
1,0 2,(M4,M) 7.HM OdO.UOU
lisoO 1,40,000 a.wn.ooo.ooo
These figures, It must be undert.oJ
cover all lands embraced In farms, from
that held at extravagant price to the nio-.t
worthless. Hence the gene.al average can
not be attacked as too high; In fact, Is
under, rather than over, what would be
an absolutely correct mark. x
Value of Farms and Products.
By groups of states the aggregate values
of land, buildings, improvements, tools,
machinery and live stock arc tremendous;
and the' gain, figured in percentages, Is
really remarkable. Following Is a table,
with the first three columns In millions of
dollars, for the last three deeutioo; ,
North Atlantic... 3,S: 2,9.0
Soutli Atlantic. ... 1,91 1.4..4
North Central lti,476 ll..Oi
South Central 4.4..9 2,ltf
Western 3.4U5 i,7iu
U. S. total 2J.640 20,514 1G.0-2 44
Value of farm pruductlons during 11KJ Is
taken to Include the fair market woitu
of all crops and other returns from tho
soil, also live stock and tha Increase
thereof. Following Is a compuratlvo table
that tells the story of marvelous Increase,
the first three columns representing mil
lions of dollars:
, 1 7
lSlfl. 10 yr
v esteru 1.031
U. 8. total 9.U2
Taking tor comparison tne farm prouuci
of 1S89, and the astonishing fact app ura
thut the farm product of the year Ju.it
closed Is held to be worth praeileslly four
times as much as that i f lsM.
COLD NEW YEAR'S IN SEATTLE
Thermometer la Below Frreslng and
Illiih Wind and Tide Do Great
c- r- . T-r t T ' V , 1 It I- . ,
t'l.A i i i.x., ,,ui.ii.. jail. nmuruBy W:1S 1
the colitest New Year s day ever officially J great noise emRna'lug from Priest's livery
recorded in Seattle, the temperature lutv-1 br.rn. There wan a merry Jingle of glass
ing fallen to 17 above 2 :ro this afternoon, I and an ooca-l.uml shout,
with likelihood that It would be 20 tonight, j "I was Jut taking out my wages in win
Ton'.ght broke tho record for 19ol, wnich I dow glrntj," explained John Paywi when
was :-j degrees. A forty-mile gale blew
all day, truriiig vessels from thiir anchor
age, wrecking summer houses along the
shore and destroying with the uld of a
high tide several hundred yards of trestle
In West Seattle.
Pl'KLLO, e'olo., .lull. 2 The worst winter
floods In thlrty-flve years prevailed today
In the Arkansas valley east of Pueblo. Tho
floods are caused by the breaking up of
Ice gorges in the Arkansas r-r and the
UKiltlng of recent heavy snows.
Twelve miles east of this city the river
has divided into five distinct channels and
Is flooding a large area.
ONLY HALF MEAT
Dr. Melvin, Chief of Bureau of
Animal Industry, Hakes This
Statement in Annual Report.
SAYS SERIOUS DANGER EXISTS
Federal Government Unable to Reach
Purely State Business.
DIVERSION OF DISEASED MEAT
Suspicious Animals Are Sent to Plants
that Are Not Inspected.
LOCAL ACTION IS NECESSARY
States and Cities Mtn:d Provide for
Inspection of All Manifhtcr llnnara
Not t'nrtrr Control of Geu
WASHINGTON, Jan. t. Thnt half tha
meat eaten In the United States can be
called uninspected, and that a real and
serious d nser to tho public exists as a
result. Is one of tho c inclusions readied
by Dr. A. 1. Melvin, rhlcf of the United
States Burenu of Animal Industry, In his
annual report to the secreaiy of agricul
ture. Inefficiency of the government Inspection
'lecauso of Its lack of authority to reach
ousiness done entirely within a state, is
given as one of tho causes, and Dr. Mel
vin points out the great nerT- of supple
menting tho government Inspection of
nuats with state and municipal inspec
tions. One result of the federal Inspection Is to
causo- the diversion of diseased and sus
picious-looking animals to the uninspected
establishments where they are slaught
ered for tho locil market, saya the report.
"Many clth a have an Inspection service.
but very few have an adequate force, and
tho Inspection often consists of merely
examining the meat as offered Tor sale
in the markets, when it Is usually Impos
sible to detect dircake, the evidence of
which have beetl removed with the vis
cera or organs,"! says Dr. flieivin.
Sanitary Conditions Had.
"As a rule, sanitary conditions are vrry
bad at uninspected slaughter houses, and
In order to provide ral protection against
diseased or unwholesome meat a com
petent veterinary and sanitary Inspection
at the time of slaughter Is essential.
Despite the shortcomings of tho inspec
tion, it has many advantages and U pro
ducing results which are Increasing fr.m
year to year, Dr. Mtivln shows in hia
report. With tha now law, a steady Im
provement in tho sanitation of picking
houses has been brought about, and aa a
result there haa - been a cuna'derable de
crease In the amount of, meat condemned'
In the Inspections. ',.' .v,. V "
Notwithstanding the efforts to ' gfva a '
competent Inspection, the service haa been
unjustly attacked, tho report asserts. The
incident at Kast St. Louis Is recalled and
Dr. Melvin says the charges there had ;
their foundation In anliuus and not In fact.
In tome cases other attacks were the re
sult of Ignorance of conditions or mis
representation of facts. Thorough Investi
gation of some cases of ptomaine poisoning
ohnrgod to meat proved that In not one
of the Instances could the trouble be prop
erly ascribed to that cause. In other
cases typhoid fever hnd been -found In
schools where reports of ptomaine poison
ing were circulated.
"Such Instances," says Dr. Melvin,
"should be sufficient to show that credence
should not be placed In reports reflecting
against the meat Inspection."
Large Force Employed.
In a force of 2,600 peoplo engaged In In
specting meat. Dr. Melvin declares, It
would not bo unusunl If some one were
found unworthy. AM man are liable to
errors In Judgment, and .considering tho
Immense amount of meat Inspected, If it
should happen that meat which should be
eondemned were passed the amount was
such an Infinitesimal part uf the entire
f.uantlty that It did not affect the vahto
and the integrity of the service as a whole.
More than 30,000,000 animals were In
spected at the tlmo of slaughter during the
fiscal year Just closed and more than
1,000.000 were condemned In whole or In
part. On relnspectlon more than 23,000,010
pounds of meat and meat products wera
condemned which had beoome unwholo
toii slttiTe Inspection at the time vt
Tho Inspection service had an appropria
tion of S3.0O0.0iK) to do business on during
the year and spent $2.dt4.000.
ATLANTA SCANDAL GROWS
More Testimony About Filthy Condi
tions und Cruelty to Women
ATLANTA. Ga., Jan. 2,-John E. Dodfl,
former overseer at the city prison, testify
ing before tho council Invi stlgatlng com
mittee, hus, In Rddltlon to corroborating
the stories of cruelty to prisoners and of
filthy and unsanitary conditions, declaied
that tho food served the prisoners wi:i
unfit even for the lowest kind fit nnlnmlu.
' Irls"nrt' f ivquehtly showed him bread
containing files, he sn!d, and one man
brought him n piece of bre-ad containing
I a spider, lie declared the placo was over
run with vermin.
Pearl Bryan, a white prrner, ald ?h
wns rtrung up by rlnpi nenrly forty-five
nilr.uten. mid was only taken down when
they saw blor.it running down her arms.
COULDN'T DRAW, BROKE GLASS
John Payne Gives Q
err K sense for
Knifing rioufcli House la
Dan I.nhey, emergency officer, heard
tne officer arrested Mm. "Tin yi wouldn't
let rno draw."
Mr. Payne Is held to answer to the cluirgn
of disturbing the peace by the malicious
destruction of property.
MR. BRYAN REACHES COLON
Vrhravkan Arrives on Htramer Mhk
dnlMia and Takes Train fur
I'll nn in a.
COLON, Jan. 2- Willluin Jennings Bryan
arrived here today on the steamer
Magdelena. He Immediately took g train
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