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THE BEE: OMAHA,
MONDAY, JANUARY X 1010.
' D1MERY BACK FROM OKL AIIUK 4
Jormer Secretary to Governor Shel
: don. Dicnsei Conditions 'here.
HOW BAHKDfO LAW WORKS
Ranks Are Absolutely t Merer
et , the Aaeeaalna; Doard Law
, la Wronir In Prln
(From fltaff Corresnondent.l
LINCOLN, Jan. 1 peclal.)-Marlln W.
lMmrry, private secretary to former Gov
ernor fhcldon. who la heavily Interested
In bunking affair Ar-Tulsa. Ok la., whlli
here visiting- friends today, announced him
at If ns oppSed , ti the lew to guaranty
. bonk deposits, .audi Mr. Plmrry made up
hla mlfid after having had experience, with
the Oklahoma law.
"The law la fundamentally wrona:," said
Mr. Dlmery. "I would much prefer a law
which provided that every stockholder In
a bink la responsible for the depoi-lta In
the bank to tho extent of h'a private for-
"Under the Oklahoma low we are abso
lutely at the meroy of the assesiins; board.
If a larre bank faila In Oklahoma City or
elsewherw In the Btate every dollar we have
In capital atock la responsible for that
"The, money of the stockholder. of the
0i funct bank la not even exhausted befnre
the board comes onto the other banks for
a levy. j
"Thelaw Inspins bankers to plunge Into
all kind of business. For Instance,
banker-may atart out In the townslto aale
buslnens. If he loses we pay tho bills. If
he wins then of course we lose nothing;.
' "Bankers are uneasy all the time. They
stand responsible for the deposits In bnnka
conducted by peraons absolutely unknown
"The law la wrong; In principal and wrong
In every way."
Mr. Dlmery recently bought the con
trolling; Interest In a bank In a town near
Tulaa and so far the state board has
assessed him only fTT6 for the failure of
other banks. '
Saloons or No Saloons.
', Whether the question of saloons or no
saloons will be submitted to the voters at
tho coming spring election Is creating con-v
slderable talk just now In Lincoln. The
town has been dry Insnfiy as licensed sa
lorrs are concerned since last May, bul
the police records show that about the
usual number, If not more, arrests have
been made of persons for being drunk as
when there were saloons here, and numer
ous bootlecfflng Jolt:ts, ikve been raided.
The clubs still serve liquor to their mem
bers, so It has been only the barroom visi
tors who have been put on the dry list,
i Tbe 8Ute Journal has published a state
ment suggesting that the rules of the
excise board stiould Wirtsen up a little so
that the, person who aslres It may be able
to, get liquor to his home without having
to go ttf so much trouble, rite. Journal
urges this to be done m order to prevent
these householders.Jr.oro taking ides with
the saloons should the question be sub
mitted. i ,.'V '''. - '
.Another set:. of terriperanoe workers Is
'also advocating Sunday base ball, or
ather, they have ceased their opposition
o It. and have said to"' particular' friends'
they will not oppose Sunday base ball this
tfejnmer. j. :, , . ,
In the rneantJme the Journal printed this
mottnjng triaV1 It -Va .' generally underatood
that outside parties would put 160,000 Into
the campaign to help make the town wet.
Who Is t6 handle this $50,009 the paper has
not yet announced, though the Item may
force the other, side to continue to con
tribute to a campaign fund.
Good Road's Convention.
Governor Shallanberger has Issued a
proclamation asking all the towns and
counties In the state to send delegates here
to the good roads meeting to be held Janu
ary n. This meeting Is to be national In
scope, so It Is advertised, ' and a great
crowd of delegates is expected. The prize
corn from, the Omaha Corn show will be
exhibited during the agricultural meetings
here which wllj be held during the month.
Banqaet of "Letter Carriers.
The letter . carriers of Lincoln gave a
banquet last night In honor of Postmaster
Slser, at which Senator Burkett was an
Other guests were here from neighboring
eitles, Including . Frank McCartney of Ne
braska City, J.. H. 'Lower of Button, W..J.
Cook of Blair, E. U rjowe of Bouth Omaha,
Clark Kramer .of Columbus, 8. W. Wilson
of Wood River. A. A. Hyers of Havelock,
T. J. Taylor of Wilbur and A. H. Holllns
worth of. Beatrice.
Senator. Burkett, who delivered the prin
cipal address of the. evening, advocated
postal savings banks' and said he had no
doubt congress would pass such a law. A.
L. Talbot, presided as toastmeater.
Prominent Mlnden Woman
t. Joseph Man.
MINDEN, Neb., Jan. t (BpecUU.)-An
elaborate and Important social event oc
curred here Friday night, when Mr. John
H. Lamborn of St. Joseph, Mo., and Miss
Fansy Maxon of" this city were united In
marriage at the First Presbyterian church,
Itev. W. W. Talt.xD. D., pastor of the Pres
byterian church, officiating. Miss Mabel
Abrahamson played the '.'Bridal Chorus"
from "Lohengrin" upon the pipe organ
when the bridal party entered. The groom
was accompanied by his best man, Mr.
Harry B. Maxon of Sheridan, Wyo., brother
of the ; bride- Misses' , Nelle Toungson,
Emma pchaper. Margaret Wilson and Ethel
Reynolds acted M brJdesWlds. They were
daintily gowned In white and carried bou
quets of polosstta blossoms and evergreen.
The maid of honor. Miss Lottie Lamborn
of Wilcox, sinter of the groom, followed,
carrying the1 bride's , bouquet of cream
roses. . The 'bride wore a handsome gown
of white all-over tape, made princess, and
the maid of honor- was daintily garbed In
white organdy trimmed Valenciennes lace.
The ushers were Messrs. Max Maxon, the
bride's, brother, f Sheridan, Wyo.; Charles
Lamborn Vjf Keith, Colo.; James Lamborn
and lioover. Laimborn.of Wilcox, brothers
of the groom. .The. church was handsomely
decorated.' A reception was given In the
church parlors, -being In charge of the
women of the chnroh In recognition of the
bride's serylee as organist for many years.
ot ntnttiy- J
' etMM (MS
In the receiving line were Ir. and' Mrs.
Tatt John R. Maxon, Mrs. n. C. Amos,
the bride's father and sister; Mr. and Mrs.
John H. Lamborn, Mlas Lottie Lamborn
and Mr. Harry B. Maxon, The groom Is
connected with a live stock commission
company of Pt. Joseph.' He lived for many
years in Kearney county, having been em
ployed In the Exchange National bantt of
Mlnden for several years. The bride la the
youngest daughter of John R. Maxon, who
is well known over Nebraska as past de
partment commander of the Grand Army
of the republic
WOOD ALCOHOL CAUSES
CONVICT TO LOSE SIGHT
Gaeet at Lancaster Bastlle Qaaffs
from Wronsr Bottle Optle
LINCOLN. Neb., Jan. i Hlmcon Hudson,
t convict, stole a pint of wood alcohol In
the Nebraska prison broom factory, drank
it, and Is now suffering from paralyzed
optic nerves. He Is totally blind and the
condition mny be permanent. Hudson had
Kabout a year yet to serve of a five and a
hnlf years' sentence.
EVANGELIST'S SON TOO GAY
A rrraed at Fatrbney for Shootlna;
FAIRBt'KT, Neb.. Jan. I. (Special. )
The evangelist, Dr. Herbert Teuell, who la
holding revival meetings at the Christian
church In this city, was called out about
13:30 this morning to bail his son out of
Jail, It seems that the boy, who Is about
17 years of age, was out watching the oid
year out and the new year In. When tho
whistles began to blow the boy whipped
out a revolver and began shooting loaded
cartridges down the street Officer Hurless
seized him, took the revolver and placed
him under arrest. The boy protested on
ths grounds that he attended military
academy, and that that gave him license
to carry a revolver, but the officer decided
it did not give him license to shoot lead
bullets down the street . The evangelist
was Immediately noUfled of his son's mis
fortune and he produced $20 to assure hla
appearance In puilue Court. .. ; .'
Illneaas Postpones Wedding;.
GRAND ISLAND, Nebl, Jan. i.-(Bpe-(
clal.) Friends here are concerned over the
misfortune of Contractor Evans of the
poatofflce building In this c!ty, and Miss
Oface Gorman, "who went to Omaha a
few days ago to be married. The bride
was accompanied by her mother and
brother. When the party reached Omaha
the groom was suddenly taken 111 and the
wedding had necessarily to ha nmi
r nervous breakdown Is reported to be
Mrs. McCola; o Kansas City.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb., Jan. l-(Spe-cial.)-Mrs.
Neil McColg- left last evening
for Kansas City, where she will take
charge of the body of her husband, the
man found murdered last Sunday, and will
have It aent to Wataon, Mo., where other
membera of hia family lie burled. The de
ceased was a member of the Odd Fellows'
lodge Of Fullerton and it Is expected that
the lodge will assist In the matter of ths
Interment of the remains. .
Nebraska IV errs Notes.
WEST POINT-Strehle Bros.. former
liverymen, have sola out their stock of
uorses and carriages and will tranaform
their lagre livery earn Into an4 automobile
garage. - ' ' ,
WEST POINT-Prof. Deign Krake, at the
need J of the solence department ot tue
biuux Falls, S. D., schools, spent the hoil-
S!1 Krake."18 Rm hU
FREMONT-The report of the-Frnmonf
Clearing house lor tne year iM snows a
toll nf SI 7 Ml1) K:u 71 A ... .- - - T
tfwi.61 for IKOs. The largest clearances foi!
...tuiu nm ui jaarun, wnen tne total
WEST PniNT-Hi.n. fc. '
-j -"f" ' USW IKfkVM
movement inaugurated In West
iz. puipuew ui placing mis town
on the racing circuit map and of having
... " nvAfc Bunjiuer. All
effort wlll be made to Join the Tekamah-
FREMONT Charles Norwelck, alias Nor
ton, was-brought to Fremont yesterday
aiternoon from Aurora to answer to a
cnarge of forgery. Norwelck Is thought
to be the same party who fored the names
of Jume& O Kara and M. iiuchata on a
ooupie of checks at North' hni about two
weeks ago and got the money on ihem.
WK.1T fOIVT nn. c ..1 1
ard Stafford met with a serious acc.dent
u.i inui.uuy ai nis nome at iiancrofl. He
was taken with a severe apell of cough
ing and In the paroxysm he loit his bal
ance and fell on an icy cement sidewalk
with great force, sustaining a iracture 0
the fcJiull. Some hope of recovery la held
by attending physlclana. ...
CLAY CENTER The Countq Board of
supervisors Saturday appointed John S.
Logan of Deweese, this county, aa apecial
Judge of the county court to ait in a num
bsr of cases In which the county Juage
eleot is disqualified by reason of be.ng an
attorney of record. Mr. Logan was as
sistant Aminlv altnra.11 9tm - .. . 1,
. j - - j aw. a. ..uiiiwr u L
years In Adams county.
FREMONT-Joseph Holllngswor.h. the
man who fell from the third Mory of the
old beet sugar factory at Leavut Friday
afternoon; is In a much more ser.ous con
dition than It was at first suppotsd. Ons
wrist and ene ankle were so badly mashed
as to have to be amputated, lie was also
njujed Internally. His erudition la crit
ical. FREMONT A Joint committee from the
Woman's club and Women's Christian
Tsmperance union Inspected the court
house basement yesterday afternoon, and
at the next meeting of the county board
will ask them to have a part of it fitted
up for rent rooms, Including a reception
room, toilet rooms and conveniences. The
total cost of such Improvements are ts.l
mated at 1-tM.OUO. Favorable action is ex
pected. WEST POINT The West Point Woman's
club met this week at the home of Mrs.
A. F. Walla, The program rendered was
aa follows: Roll call waa responded to by
Christmas quotatlona; Mrs. tilla Da Bell
rjud a paper on "Review of Chrlatmas
Mataiinet. ;" Mrs. J.- O. Benedict read se
lections from "Birds' Chrlatntas CaroU,''
and a reading, "A Christmas atory," was
given by Mrr. H. L. Wells.
CLAY CENTER Ths case of ths state
against Clarence McGrue . was dlamisapd
In the county court here Saturday. Tnls
Is the case commenced about two mom hi
ago ostensibly to test the law prohibiting
an elevator company from paying more
for grain In one place than another. Mc
Orue Is the local manager for the I'pdlk
company at Harvard, this county. Sick
ness ot one ot the state's witness 'S waa
given as the reason for the dismissal.
CLAY CENTER The Clsy County
Agricultural scciety held Its annual meal
ing here Saturday. Ths following offioers
were elected ftr the coming year: Presi
dent, V. F. liolcomb; first vlo president,
A. E. Randall;- second vice president, A.
W. Hall; secretary, H. H. Harvey; treas
urer, J. O. Latta; superintendent, Frank
Miller; speed secretary, W. H. Swaneon.
Numerous amendments were made to the
bylaws. Five thousand dollars was ex
pended on new buildings on the grounds
the last season.
Sunldst Flour is different
from ordinary flour
Sunkist U madt from plump, gwtet wheat. But not
U tht flour made from this wheat is Sunkist. Only
the best part of the flcur the very cream is packed
In Sunkist sacks. The rest the part that is poorer in
nutritive elements foes Into jute sacks and is ex
ported. That is why Sunkist Flour is so superior to
most flours why each sack makes four to six more
loaves, ajid better bread, too.
Tell th grocer you want Sunkist Flour
NEW YORK MURDER MYSTERY
Bodj of Clothing Manufacturer Found
Bound to Chair.
BOOM FILLED WITH OAS
Few I.ooee Olaa Ponmd on Flortr
mm Desk la Office Haa Reea
Rlflea Partaer la laser
NEW YORK, Jan. 8. Morris Nathanson,
a well-to-dn middle aged rea: eatate holder
and clothing manufacturer, was found dead
today In tho loft of hla factory, bound
hand and foot to a chair with half-inch
rope. He had been dend for hours and
the loft was filled with escaping ffss from
a broken pipe Just above his head. There
were no marks of violence.
NathahBon failed to return home last
night. Thla morning Mra. Nathanson
called up her husband'a partner, Isaac
H. old. Gold, the only person except
NathpjriBon, who had a key to the loft,
opened the door. A rush of gas met him,
but before he had time to close the door
again, Mrs. Nathanson saw her husband
dead in the chair.
Body Securely Tied.
Minute examination showed thnt- th
body had been thrice wound with the
rope under the arma and bound to the
back of the chnJr. Both Irra wem f n n t -
ened to the legs of the chair. The right
nana was free, but the left hand was
oouna with two tm tsts and so firmlv
knotted to an arm of the chair that the
coroner said he could "hot believe that ji
man with only one free hand cou'd have
tied th knots. The hands and rope were
both stained red, with some substance, riot
blood. The Chair had been hackpd un
against a pillar and the loose ends of the
knot that bound the body to the frame
had been knotted azaln behind th. niiior
Thus tho body was bound to the ehnir
and the chair bound to the pillar.
On the floor were a few loosn nnina. Th
was no money In the Dockets, one of whirh
had been turned inside 6ut, and Nathan
son's key to the loft was also missing. His
desk, which adjoins his partner's, was
opened and littered with torn and crum
pled papers In the wildest confusion. On a
sample table was a woman's fur-lined kid
glove, torn and partly turned Insldn nut
The safe was locked. Near It lay Nathan-
eon s hat and above It the gas lamp had
Nathanson. so far aa la known had tin
reason to commit suicide. He Was 49 years
old and In the best of health and spirits.
His business was solvent, he had ample
outside resources and he lived hannllv with
his wife and daughter.
The police detained Gold, his partner, on
the strength of what the police say is a
disagreement between his own story of his
movements last night and that told by his
wife. However, Gold was released In tl.OOO
REPORT ON INDIAN AFFAIRS
(Continued from First Page.)
tabllshed by executive order. There are
several such reservations rich in minerals,
and one In particular In Artxona contain
ing large deposits of tufa stone, which It
Is hoped congress will by appropriate leg
islation enable the Indians to make bene
ficial use of.
"Under existing; law neTther the depart
ment nor the president can authorise the
sale of mature green timber on Indian res
ervations or allotments, except In a few
cases under special Jaws. - The .waste In
overripe timber on Indian reservations is
estimated to be 11,000000 annually. General
authority for the sale of this class of Um
ber should be granted by congress by ap
propriate amendment of the act of Febru
ary 16, im (25 Stat. It., 673).
! "Ia order to conserve the resources of the
Indian reservations, a bill such as that
whloh passed the senate on March-30, BOS
(S. IdOi), should be reintroduced) authoris
ing the secretary of the Interior to reserve
all reaervolr altea on Indian reservations
and all lands adjacent to falls and rapids
for power sites before the surplus lands
on such reservations are opened to settle
ment. "Heretofore special acta of congress have
been necessary to secure payment to allot
tees of the amounts paid Into the treasury
on account of sale, cutting or removal of
timber from or damage to allotted lands,
with the result that long delays have oc
curred and Injustice has been done before
Indians entitled to receive money from dep
redations committed upon their lands have
been paid. General legislation should be
enacted authorising the United States
treasurer to place to the credit of the al
lottees the amounts due them subject to
withdrawal under the direction of the sec
retary of the Interior.
Indiana la Civil Service.
In regard to tho employment of the In
dian In the government aervice and by
private corporationa and individuals the
"Indians are given the preference of ap
pointment to all positions In the Indian
service which they are competent to fill.
Graduates of the larger Indian schools are
not Infrequently, on successful noncom
petitive examinations for various positions,
such aa teacher, clerk, seamstress, farmer,
etc, given suitable appointments. Pome
have risen to be superlr.tendents a,nd have
been successful. Many of those In sub
ordinate positions have gained for them
selves the commendation of their superior
officers; others have merited and received
promotion. The majority of minor posi
tions at schools and agencies are excepted
from examination and many are filled by
Indians. It Is while serving in such ca
pacities that some of the Indians noqulre
the experience and skill which fit them for
mere responsible places. Of the K.031 em
ployes of the Indian service 1.6G2 are In
diana. "An unexpected development growing out
of the desertion of their reservation In
Utah by a bar.d of the Utes and their going
to South Dakota was that, after they left
the tract of land on which they were tem
porarily located In South Dakota, they
were Induced by Mr. Dagenett to go to
work on the Burlington tallroad In South
Dakota. Contrary to expectations, thy
proved to be very satisfactory laborers,
quiet, tractable and for some time well
satisfied with the work. Thev earned a
considerable sum of money and the training
they received had a very salutary effeot.
Farming; Amtns Rloaa.
"The results In Inducing the Sioux to
cultivate their lands are as gnat as could
bs expected among a clsrs of Indians whu
have never engaged In regular labor," ths t
rport ssys. Continuing, the commissioner
has this to rspcrt regarding efforts to
urge the Sioux to farm:
"The results In Inducing the Sioux to
cultivate their lands are as great as could
be expeoted among a class of Indians who
have never engaged In regular labor. Un
der the plans of the commercial agent
Indiana started In to ralae cr pu. Of
theae tit were guaranteed a market at
good prices for whatever they raited. The
reat were excluded from the guarantee
provision on account ef being self-aupport-lnar
otharwlae. One hundred and four of
the Kt, through lack of energy In the cars
of their cropa, produced practically noth
ing. The area put In cultivation by the
IBS Indiana waa about 1.M0 acrea, Includ
ing garHena. Excluding the gardens, the
land was cultivated as follows: Corn, 1.&3S
acres; , oats, 13S acrea; potatoes, M acres;
flax, eS acres;' wheat, M acres.
"Most of these crops were not cultivated
as energetically as they would have been
by white men and the products were cor
respondingly "less. Nevertheless, there
were produced M.1X4 bushels of corn, 1,1
bushela of oate, 1,119 bushels of potatoes,
236 bushels of flax, 4T bushels ot wheat.
Of a total value ot I17.4S2.M.
"The congress appropriated for the cur
rent year 140,000 for auppression Of the
liquor tratfio among Indians. Chief Spe
cial Officer- William K. Johnaon haa had
eight special deputies, and has employed
various local constables, police officers and
others to cover special assignments In their
During the yearthere were 1,091 arrests,
JGi Indictments and 548 convictions.
"Contracts were tiiHdc during the year
with nine public schools for 114 Indian pu
pils, an Increase over last year of elghty
tima. They are In the stalea of California,
Nebraska, South Dakota and Utah. Tho
number of pupils enrolled was 114; the av
erage attendance Hi, an increase over the
previous year of SO in the enrollment and 4S
in the average attendance.
"Wherever application la made for gov
ernment aid for publlo achoola having In
dian children In attendance the office
agreea to enter Into contract for the In
dlan pupils at the same rate per capita as
that allowed by the state or county for
"The number contracted for, however,
doea not represent all the Indian pupils in
attendanoe at public schools, as many are
admitted without cost to the government.
During the last year the office Joined with
publlo school authorities In some places In
opening schools on rnervatlons. the ex
pense of mainteuance being divided; that
Is, the government provided tho necessary
buildings and the white patrons the teacher
and equipment, or Vice versa.
"Iteports from all public schools which
admit Indians on equal terms with whites
have not been received. Reports have bein
received from 106 publlo and one private
school, showing a total enrollment of 118
and an average attendance of 571 Indian
"During the last year new methods In re
gard to letting Indian tribal lands for
gracing purposes have ben put Into opera
tion. "Sraalng privileges are 'let under the
sealed bid pUn, the . bids to be received
and opened In the office of Indian affairs,
Washington, D. C, on some fixed day in
the month of August of each year, the con
tracts to begin to run February 1 follow
ing. "This gives both " the prospective lessee
and the outgoing man. If there is a change
of holders, time to make effeotive business
plans. The dates are changed In a few
instancea to fit peoullar conditions of pas
turing. "By reason of the rapid change in condi
tions and the rapid Increase in the value
of grazing privileges. It Is the Intention
of the office to limit future leases to a
period not exceeding -three years.'
"A better grade of live stock was purchased-
for the Indians of the various
reservations, notably Rosebud, Cheyenne
Rlver,;ixwer Brule, Jflne Ridge and Stand
ing Rock agencies, on account of the fact
that the service co-operated with the bu
reau of animal Industry In making all
purchases. Dr. R. H. Treacy of Bismarck,
N. D., was In tmmedlute charge of the
work of lnsitsctlOfi'of three animals, and
hla representatives, wh.were experienced
veterlnarlana, askted the superintendents
In charge of thtse agencies In the work
of ptufrhaslfia; 'and inspecting the stock."
H 0 Rsin&UP POSED DEA D,
-KtCKS A POLICE OFFICER
Latter Goes to Hospital for Treatment
and Makes. Solicitous Iaqalry
He didn't know It was loaded.
The next time Officer Sam Morris kills a
suffering horse he will borrow somebody's
rifle and perform his duty at the conserv
ative and cafeut distance ot 100 yeards.
Sunday afternoon a dead horse kicked Mor
ris out of a, barn at 2411 North Twenty
fourth street and dislocated his shoulder.
Officer Morris waa removed to St. Jo
seph hospital where Dr. R. B. Harris, po
lice surgeon, reduced the dislocation.
"How's the horse ' getting along?" In
quired the polloeman aa he came from un
der the Influence of the anesthetic
Banks Most Come to Taw.
PIERKK, S. V., Jan. 2. (Special.) The
last year some of the banks of the state,
which are carrying state deposits under
the previous of the state depositary law,
have been dilatory In regard remitting; In
terest to the state treasurer, requiring a
great deal of correspondence In that line.
The state finance board at a meeting de
cided to put a stop to this negligence, and
adopted a resolution requiring all such
depositary banks to remit the monthly
Interest to the treasurer! the first day
of each month, and that the same time
send to the governor a statement of their
daily balances for the previous month. And
it was further resolved that failure on the
part of any of the depositary banks to
comply with the provisions of the reso
lution, up to the fifth on any month should
mean the withdrawal of state deposits
from the offending bank. The requests
to be made on banks of deposit are
greater than the money to supply those who
desire to get Into the list, and failure on
the part ot the banks now on the list will
mean that they will be dropped and some
of the others given a chance.
Tbe board also adopted a motion that It
would accept personal bonds on the part
of depositary banks, wherever the bonds
were drawn and Justified under the
provisions of ' the depositary law. Up to
the present aurety bonda alone have been
accepted from auch bank a.
at Omaha yesterday:
sTmJN T a. m.
I 9 a. m
in a. m..
11 a. m
l p. m
I p. m.
i p. m.
4 p. m.
I p. m.
6 p. m.
7 p. rn.
OFFICH OF THE! WEATHER BUREAU.
OMAHA," Jan. 3. Official recird of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
the corresponding period of the last three
years: laoj. 190R. 1907. W0.
Maximum temperature.... IS a 44 4")
Minimum temperature...., 10 34' M 19
Mean temperaturo 12 M SO S4
I'reclpttatlnn , 00 .00 .00 T
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since Msrch 1
and compared with the last two yeara:
Normal temperature ;i
Deflntency for the day
Total deficiency since March 1 217
Normal precipitation U lch
Deflotencv for the day e? Inch
Precipitation eince March 1 34 0 Inches
t iem since March 1 4.78 inches
T indicstes trace of precipitation.
L. A. W't;iH. Local Furecaatrr.
GOMPERS CALLS FOR FUNDS
Appeal Asks for Cash to Aid right on
MONEY TO SPECIAL TREASURER
Raeh of Ike Million and Halt Mem.
. bers of American Federation of
Labor la Asked to Make
WASHINGTON, Jon. t-Offlcere of the
American Federation of Labor tonight Is
aued a call on Ita 1,540.000 members to sub
scribe to a fund with which to wsge a
fl.tht on the "Steel trust." The call ar
raigns the corporation aa Inimical both
to labor and the country and aa a violator
of the laws. The sum of 3154,000 Is to be
raised at onoe.
The steel corporation Is termed "A bold
and daring violator of the laws." Further
oalla ftr more money will be Issued as
the fight progresses.
This action was taken as the result of
the conference held In Plttsbura on Da
cember 13 and 14 between the Amalga
mated Association of Iron and Steel Work
era, the Tlnplate Workers' Protective as
sociation and tha Longshoremen's and
Seamen's unions. Samuel Oompers, presi
dent ef tho American Federation of Labor,
was present at the meeting.
Directors Slan Call.
The call Is signed by Mr. Oompers, Frank
Morrison, secretary of - the federation, and
Janvs Duncan, John Mitchell, James
Oponnell, D. A. Hayes, William D. Huber,
Joseph F. Valentino, John R. Alpine, H. B.
Perham and John B. Lennon, directors.
Although the appetil is made only by the
federation', the funds will not be turned
Into the federation treasury. All subscrip
tions are to be sent to John Williams, who
has opened headquarters In the House
In . his statement, Mr. Gompers in un
sparing language assailed the so-called
"steel trust" for Its aggression of labor
and charges It with conspiring against pro
duction, preventing an unmanlpulated mar
ket and striving for the elimination of a
free press. Ho aso charges that the cor
poration pays dividends on many millions
of watered stock and that its financial
methods are corrupt and Indefensible.
Attltade Toward Labor.
But, President Gompers continues, the
"crowning criminality" of the trust is its
attitude toward labor.
He especially arraigns the so-called
"profit sharing" plan, by which the com
pany gives Its employes an opportunity to
obtain an Interest In the vast business.
This plan, Mr. Gompers contends, Is "a
transparent deceit through which a small
minority of Its employes are sought to be
bribed to help In dally sweating the vast
The labor leader furthermore Intimates
that these profit sharing employes are
carefully selected and that they are In
nearly every case men who are given to
discouraging the agitation of their fellows
for better living and working conditions.
The steel corporation at Christmas was
reported to have given away $1,000,000 in
gifts to its employes and to have offered
both the common and preferred steel shares
to those who cared to Invest in them at
a little lower than the market quotations.
Pll.rCS CURED IX 4 TO 14 DAYS.
Paso Olntmi nt Is guaranteed to cure anv
oase of Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Pro-
iruaing flies in o to 14 aays or-money re
funded. 60c. . . .'- - i j -
Twenty Million Bushels In Field.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Jan. 2. (Special.)
It Is conservatively estimated by those
who have made investigation that there yet
remains In the corn field of South Dakota
at least 20,000,000 bushels of corn, and some
place the amount at as high as 30,000,000
bushels. Although South Dakota had fine
fall weather, the farmers had so much to
do that they were unable to gather their
corn before winter set In. The result Is
that corn fields have remained partially
burled under the deep snow and farmers
have been unable to enter their corn fields
with wagons and gather such part of the
crop as was not gathered before winter
set in. Thaws have been few, and far
between, one stormy period following after
another In rapid succession. 'With corn at
50 cents per hushel, and many millions
of dollars' worth remaining In the snow
covered fields throughout the state, the
only hope of the farmers being able to
gather It la for a prolonged thaw to come
and melt tha greater part of the snow
which now remains upon the ground.
Insane Man Ardent Lover.
SIOUX FALLS. 8. D.. Jan. 2 iKn.rUI i
Patrick Curry of the little town of Avon,
Bon Homme county, created all klnda of
excitement asnona- tha rMldnt r.t that
place by the ardent manner In which he
counea one or the belles of Avon. Sud
denly losing his mind he appeared upon
the streets and, having a vision of pretty
girls, made love to every pretty girl he
met In his courting of the particular
belle referred to he waa so persistent that
tne authorities finally were called upon to
take a hand. It then waa rtluer,vr.H .h-.
Curry's mind waa deranged and that he
was not responsible for his actions. Be
fore this discovery waa mads, however
the belle as well as aome of the other
pretty girls were badly frightened, and
did not hesitate to run for cover when
they saw Curry anyhere in sight. It is
believed by his friends that course of
treatment at the state hospital for the
Insane at Yankton will restore his mind.
Chamberlain's Couuh Remedv la famaui
for Its cure of coughs, colds and croup.
Corfew-at Sioux Falls.
SIOUX FALLS. 8. D.. Jan. 1-(Special.)
A new curfew ordinance, which recently
was enacted by the city commission, will
go into effect Monday night of this week.
in the past se viral efforts were made to
secure the enactment of such an ordinance,
but without success. The new ordinance
prohibits minors under It years of age
from remaining upon the streets and elleys
di tween the hours of t o clock In the even
ing and 6 o'clock in the morning during
th? winter months, and between the hours
of I and 6 during the summer months. The
new ordinance will be strictly enforced by
the police department.
Boy's Hand Blown Off.
MARSHALLTOWN, la., Jan. 2. -(Special.)
With his right hand blown away,
Artie Davis, aged 13 years, was found
lying unoonsclous along the1 Northwestern
right-of-way yesterday afternoon. He was
carried home, and the shattered hand whs
amputated. His condition, owing to the
loss of blood and exposure. Is critical.
He la the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Davis.
It Is presumed that he accidentally shot
himself while he was climbing a fence.
Iowa Woman Barled at Sea.
ALLISON, la., Jan. 2 (Special.) Mra.
Margaret Hodjeon, an old realdent of
Allison, died on ship board two days out
from New York, while en route to England
and was burled at sea, according to a
telegram received by relatives here today.
Her husband was killed by a Great Western
tialn a few yeara ago.
For stiff neck there la nothing better
than Cliamberlaln'a Liniment
Spent Busy Day
Viewed Lininger Art Treasures and
Wound Up Their Stay by a
The musical clubs of. the University ot
Michigan concluded their Omaha visit with
a sacred concert last evening at the First
Baptist church, Twenty-ninth avenue and
Harney streets, drawing an audience that
taxed the capacity of the church. The
pros ram, In addition to the numbers by the
Mlchlgsn glee and mandolin clubs, con
tained two orgsn selections by Miss Bout
ler and scripture and benediction by the
pastor. The vocal and Instrumental selec
tions rendered by the Michigan students
were well received, belna tlvm In an
altogether delightful manner.
The boys Of Mlchlsan nut In a utrnnuniin
Sunday. At 13:16 the mal- quartet sang
11 ,ne us-Ptiat church, after which ths
members of . the clubs dined at the homes
or various citisens. During the afternoon
they were the guteta of Mrs. Frank L.
Haller at the Lininger art gallerv, and
at 4 o'clock they listened to a brief orgsn
recital by Organist Gibson at the residence
of Oeorge A. JoRlyn.
The sacred concert In the evening con
cluded tho day's program and the Michigan
singers and musicians departed enrome to
DEATH BENEFIT PROVIDED
FOR RETAIL LIQUOR MEN
ProKreaslve League Electa Officers
and Prepares to Branch Oat as
The Progressive Retail Liquor Dealers'
league at a meeting In Washington hall
Sunday afternoon elected officers for the
year. At this meeting It was decldpd that
the league should Incorporate as a ben
evolent body and provide fop- death bene
fits for members.
Each member of the league is pledged to
pay S3 to the beneficiaries of each member
In good standing who shall die. This will
not affect the dues of the organisation,
whloh are to remain at the present figure.
The officers elected are: President, D. H.
Harding; vice president, L. H. Peterson;
secretary. C. B. Fields; treasurer, Louis
Goldsmith; members of the executive
board, Walter Brandes, Peter Johnson and
"The matters now Involved Inthe courts
and before the liscense board were men
tioned, but not discussed," stld D. H.
Harding, president, after the meeting Sun
The lengue now has 160 membera.
WILL VK'IO 9AI.OO.V PERMITS
Marshalltown Will Be Dry for a Few
MARSHALLTOWN. la.. Jan. r-Svnii
Made furious by the cltv council eittfln.
out two of the saloons of his poiiticiai
iriena and henchmen when they reduced
the number of the saloons nf th r.nn
eighteen to twelve, Mayor Ingledue an
nounced today that he Would veto all of
the twelve permits sranted. F H nirrn,..i
had three saloons before the council actec.
on uie new permit. When It got through
he had but one, and In this cut Is. explained
Mayor ingledue s - action.
Aa a result of the mavnr'i rf,,.l ,.
sign the twelve oermlta. the oitv m t,
saloonless for a time next week, until a
compromise with, .the mayor iis effected.,
This latest move fn the a.innn fiht
split the saloon factions wide open, be
cause . tne attorneys representing- the
saloons cannot eet together nn
saloons shall survive.
On top of this feature, the Civic league
today addressed a communication to Judge
J. M. PaiTcer, demanding a grand Jury In
vestigation of County Attorney J. H. Egor
mayer, alleging that he accepted money
for allowing- the Injunction decree to go
through against the Glfford arid some other
saloons a few months ago.
County Attorney J. H. Egermayer courts
tht Investigation, and publicly asked Judge
Parker to go ahead. He asked that aome
lawyer from outside the elty have charge
of the Investigation and named Attorney
General Byers. Byers over the telephone
cttsented to come and take charge of the
investigation when the grand Jury meets
early this month.
Six Bisters In Service of Church.
-PETERSBURG, la., Jan. 2,-(Speclal.)-Slx
sisters of one family, the members of
a Catholic order the Slstere of St. Francis
is the peculiar and unusual sacrifice for
the church that the six daughters, and only
ohlldren of Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Coedken,
old residents of this place have made. Miss
Agnes and Emma Coedken, the last re
maining daughters of the couple, entered
the Order of ft. Francis at Dubuque to
day, to devote their lives to the work of
the church. Four of their sisters have
been members of the ssme order for yeara.
They are Sisters Wllhelmlna, Emily,
Lcander and Frederlcka. The latter died
a short time ago, after having served as
a sister for more than twenty years.
Man Killed by Train.
WATERLOO, la., Jan. S.-(Bpecfal.)
George Vaelker, aged 76 years, who has
lived in this city since ISM, was around
to death last night by an Illinois Central
train, which was switching nesr the Nau
man factory. Just how it happened will
never be known, and he was not found
until an hour later, but was so terribly
mangled that he died soon after being
discovered. He Is survived by an aged
wife and four children, two sons and two
daughters, all' of this county.
Feely Would Succeed Byers.
WATERLOO, la,. Jan. 2.-(Special.)
Hon. Guy E. Feeley of Grundy Center has
announced his candidacy fur tha poaitlon
of attorney general to , succeed II. W.
Byers, who has declined to again be a
candidate. Mr. Feeley Is 33 years of age,
a bright, successful and popular man. He
was elected represntative In 1904 and In l&K
was re-elected and served as speaker of
the house during the thirty-third general
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy banishes
ill tendency toward pneumonia.
Great. Athletic Carnival
' WRESTLING A1JD BOXING
Friday, January 7tti, IOIO
Finest exhibition of manly exercises ever witnessed In Omaha
MUSIC BV GKOIIGK GREEN'S BAND
Hrat Kale Opens at the Auditorium on Monday, January 8
300 Ring-Hide Keats, at $2.00 All Other Arena, Keats, at $l.RO
Balcony Reserved Beat a, from 70c to f 1.50
HOPE OF PEACE DWINDLES
Insurgents Disappointed that United
States Has Not Recognized Estrada.
TWO MORE BATTLES EXPECTED
Rebels (iatherln Fnrera to Make
Final Ouelanftht on Uovernmenl
BLVE FIELDS. . Jan. I. -Hops that t .-..)
war will b brouKht to an end throutli
the recognition of the provisional govern
ment by the United Statca haa bic-.i
abandoned. Many believe that two more
battles must be fought, one In tho state,
of Chokalrs and the other near Managua.
There Is a popular feeling of gratitude
toward the United t.Sates because of the
attention given the wounded by. physicians
from the crullers and the supplies rent for
the relief of tne half-starved prisoners of
war. There Is, however, some disappoint
ment that the United States has not for
mally recoirnlsed the government of E!
tiada. The ImpresHlon was strong that Secre
tary Knox watted Jor a dee'slv victory
by OenerAl Estradi b'fore Klvlng hi in the
moral support of the Washington govern,
mont. Such a victory was won more then
a week ago and BtUl no encouraging word
la received from Washington.
If another battle Is fought it Is lll-o'v
that no ft wer than 12.000 men will be e?i
fcaged. Preparations for the campaign In
the west continue. Tho r.ext ten days will
be devoted to obtaining more rifles, with
a view to equipping 2,000 additional sol
diers. This will bring the provisional
strength tip to COCO men. A schooner haa
been sent to Capo Oraclas and will bring
here horses and mules to be used on the
leng march toward Managua.
The Insurgent g'mrols hove signed a
solemn pact that they will stand as a"
unit with Estrada until the last vestige of
Zelayixm Is blotted from Nicaragua.
OF WEDDJNG CELEBRATED
Parents of Mrs, A. L. Mohlcr Central
FiHrarea In Notable Krent at
New Year's day, at Minneapolis. Minn.,
Captain and Mrs. W. W. Smith celebrated
the sixty-fifth anniversary of -their wedding.
They were married In Calais, Me. The
husband Is now ii9 and the wife 83, and
both over hale and hearty. Ot the cele
bration the Minneapolis Journal jiays
"At noon they took dinner with friends,
bu this afternqon were at their homo,
where they received many congratulations.
Sixty-fifth wedding anniversaries are so
rare that many called to greet' the old
"Mr. Smith enlisted from Iowa When Un
civil war begun. The couple have or:-
daughter. She married A. L. M-.ihl-.r7 gi-n,-eral
manager of tho Union Pacific ronu.
She Is now In Paris with hor daughter. b,
sent greetings to her ancd pirtir.s."
WOULD DEBATE TOM WATSON
Former Populist Candidate Asked
Defend Ilia Attnek on
ATLANTA. Ga., Jan. 2. Thomas K.
Wotfon, one time populist candidate for
the presidency and recently a critic in th
public print of foreign mls-ilon. tod
was challenged to a public debato by rep
resentatlves of the various . Protestant
churches of Georgia. The challen.fors hue
named as Watson's opponent Wlilism T.
Ellis, a Philadelphia newsuaper man.
Counterfeit Dollars V
buy trouble, but a genuine quarter buyj
Dr. King's New Life Pills; for c.uis'.lpi
tlon, malaria nnd Jaundice. For sa'e I y
Beaton Drug Co.
That more SILVKRWARR is injured byclean
inrant polishing wilh preparations contuin
iur injurious acids and chemical than Ly
is ebselolety tree from these objections snd
acknowlcdxed by bouarkeepers everywhere to
he the best Silver Poliah known. Its eesl Is
trivial anS says ler ttwll atjny time ever by tke
ssftoif a aiskes la the wear el year Silver. Oct
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mailed un rclpt ot adUrM.
Th Electro Silicon Co.. SO Clin St, Kw York.
Salt y Graeers and Drat jlib.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day of this week.
MUSIC BV GKEKN'8 BAND
Admission IOo, Hkates 20c
ADTAaTOBTJ TATSSTXX.X.B Matinee Ev
ery Bay, a list Bvealng Performance, SilS
This Week: Bd. F. Beynard, MUle. Bl
and, The Six Olineerettis, liallerlnl's Ca
nine Tumblers, Witts' Melody Lane Girls,
Kelly A Kent, John Well, the Kluodrome
and the Orpheum Concert Orchestra.
mOES,-tOo, 800, 50o .
The World's Greatest Contralto
The Auditorium, 1 5th and Howard Sts.
THURSDAY EVENING, JAN. 6
Tickets now selling. Prices 50c to Z.
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