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Council Bluffs
Congressman Returns to Capital
After Spending Holiday at Home.
Says Ills Dstlfi Will Keep Him Oat
of District ! lie Will Depend
I pom Friends to Cam
pa Ian for Illm.
CoriKrensman Walter I. Smith, ho re
turned to Washington lait evening after
pending the holiday with hlit family In
this city, will, on account of hi work In
congress be unable to take an active part
In the pproachlng political campaign In
the Ninth Iowa district. Despite the
clrtlms of the supporters of Attorney Gn
eial H. W. flyers, who haa announced him
self as a candidate for the congressional
ronilnation In the Ninth district, Judge
Binlth In very hopeful of renomlnatlon, but
a he la likely to ba compelled to remain
In Washington until near the date of hla
primary election In June, hla interests will
have to be looked after by his friends.
Ueferrlng to the report that Mr. Byers
would propose to resign as attorney gen
eral If he would resign as a member of
cotigrtKS, Judge Smith said yesterday that
ho doubted if Mr.' Byers -was responsible
fur such a suggestion, and explained that
the attorney general's office could be filled
by appointment. While the office of mem
ber of congress could not, and If he re
signed the result would be a special dic
tion to fill his place within a month,
lie added that It ; had taken his utmost
etiorts during his entire service In congress
to acquire his present pluces as member 01
the committee on ruies, member ot the
ccrmnltl '' on appropriations, chairman ot
tic uo.:..iiiilce On sea-coast fortifications,
lUikuirf member of the committee on the
fcmury civil bill, chairman of one confer
ence committee with the senate and mem
ber of another, member of the house build
ing commission, and member of the Joint
commission of the two houses of congress
on the bonding of government officials.
"If Mr. Byers made the proposition at
tributed to him," said Judge Smith, "It
was a mild suggestion that I should resign
ail these place earned by years of service
and which v.o.i t once be filled by
others and the., re-elected start again
at the foot or i. j ladder. No, 1 shall not
resign neither i.iall I neglect my duties
In Washington ev'en If they take time 1
would like to use In the primary campaign.
1 am exceedingly hopeful ot renomlnatlon
and re-election, but my official duties re
quire that 1 leave largely to my friends
work 1 should be glad to relieve them of."
ftegardihg ' the work of congress Judge
Smith expressed the belief that material
amendments will be made to the anti-trust
law ana to the Interstate commer . law.
"The. nineteen years of experience under
the anti-trust law ' and the various de
cisions under t, have thrown light upon
ths subject that the law can now be im
proved In several respects," he said.
"When Sh9 Hepburn inter-state commerce
law was passed, while It C overed a num
ber of BubjoitJ, the principal object was
to confer the rate making power on the
commission. Other features have since
risen to lmportarce. Conspicuous among
these is the question ot how best to con
trol the capitalization of transportation
companies. Than the shipper should be
given enlarged power to control the routing
of his goodn.
"The 1 decision In the S-cent fare case
and the threat to raise the rates by wlth
di awing the commutation tickets, illus
trutes the need for a law to require com
panies to ubtiiln the approval of the Inter
state Commerce commission before raising
rates.". '
LKFFEIIT'S JEWELRY store, new lo
cation, at3 Uroudway.
V Se-rinon by Bishop Morrison.
IM. Rev. Theodora N. Morrison, Episcopal
bishop of the diocese of Iowa paid his an
nual visit to St. Paul's church, on behalf
of the diocesan missions yesterday. The
bishop, however, did not have to make an
a;p6ul for. subscriptions for this purpose
as the rector,. Rev. J. W. Jones had the
parish's contribution subscribed before the
arrival , of ths bishop. This proved an
agreeable surpriso for Bishop Morrison and
Instead of preaching a sermon In the in
terests of the d'.ocesan mission he delivered
one or, ths New Year instead. Taking "A
Happy New War." as his theme the bishop
culd each yea." represented progress in the
world ana It likowlse should represent
progress In-the Individual. He exhorted
the congregation not ,to look back on the
past years with their mistakes and defaults,
but to look forward and work in p different
and battel1 way In the future.
While in ttie city Bishop Morrison was
the guest of Mrs. Horace Everett and
family. - .
N. T. Plumbing Co. Tel. 250. Night. L.-t?0i
A Wonderful
RemeJy for all
Diseases caused
hese oills cleanse
Ihe whole system and
bring about a new
senso of health and strength.
The manufacturers, Belden
& Copp Co., Minneapolis.
. will send you a samole ab
solutely free. The regular
price is $ I a box. For sale by
Myers-Dillon liru Co,
Rrrrcat One
Htdr(mlc One Vin
VaR.icocsi.aUn Visit
Cit isictt . .10 liars
CAT4na sonars
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Jtftce Heuri 9 to Dairt
.V NVrtts loony to
tvttgi. ejurr. I-,
At Kr'Vew fcocatioa, M, South Mala.
1 iim now prepared to do first claas tailor
Ing. give you the beat goods, best lyia,
best materials, best workmanship and the
test va.Lua. Let ills muk yuu a suit ot
clothe It It doa not prove satisfactory
U s my lull ,. "
Lukejjord, The Tailor
Council Bluffs
Minor Mention
Tae Oownail Bluff. Of floe of the
Omaha Baa la at 1 " Root Street.
Dot Tboae. X
Davis, drugs.
Diamond playing- the 'orjt vaudeville.
CORKIGANK. undertakers. 'Phone 1L
ror rent, modern house, 7M tth avenue.
NIOHT BCHOOL at Puryear'i collere.
Woodrlng I'ndertaklng company. Tel. 839.
Lewis Cutler, funeral director. 'Phono 37.
Tlalrd c Boland. undertakers. 'Phone 121
Expert piano tuning. Hotpe. "Phont
When you want rellablo want ad adver
Using, use The Bee.
Calendar, and art novelties for New
i ear gut. Alexander's, bit Broadway.
Up-lo-iiaU Af Department and Plr.turl
rramlng. Borwlck, 211 bouth Main street.
The public schools o the city will re
open this morning after the two weeks' va
cation. The first arrest by the police for the new
year was made last evening when Jo..
Palmer was taken Into custody as a sus
picious character and to be held for Investi
gation. Judge H. E. Pecmer of the Iowa supreme
court and Asosistant Adjutant i.rneral Cluy
E. Eogan, who are both residents of lied
Oak, were guests of Congressman Walter
1. Smith yesterday.
Central chapter of the Woman's guild of
St. Paul a Episcopal church will be enter
tained Tuesoay afternoon at the-home of
Mrs. J.K Atkins on tSixth avenue. Mrs.
Atkins will be assisted by Mrs. C. 8. Byers
and Mrs. C. F. P. Froom.
On Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock at
St. John's English Lutheran church there
will be a lecture and prayer meeting. The
chulr will meet for rehearsal at the olos
of the meeting. The Woman's Missionary
society and the Ladles' Aid society will
meet Thursday afternoon at the residence
of Mrs. U. W. tinyder. 217 South Seventh
The city council will meet this evening
tor the first regular session of the new
year. City Solicitor Kimball. It Is under
stood, will recommend to the council that
an appeal be taken from the decision oi
Judge Snyder In the pure milk ordinance
test case In which the court held that the
city had not the right to require dairymen
and milk dealers to take out a license.
A leaking gas heater In the barber shop
of O. C Olson, in the basement of the
Odd Fellows building on Broadway gave
the fire department its first run for the
new year at V o cock last night. By the
time the firemen reached the place the
flamea were eating their way through thr
floor, but were quickly extinguished oy the
ohemlcal engine. The damage was slight.
Taylor Woolsey. the well known pro
prltor of a Broadway restaurant and a
leading member of the First Baptist
church, died at a late hour Saturday night
at his home, 302 West Broadway. Death
resulted from Bright's disease after an Ill
ness extending over a year. He was 6a
years of age and leaves a widow. Arrange
ments for the funeral, which will be held
Tuesday afternoon, have not been com
pleted. The funeral of Leonard Arthur Welker,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Welker, 816
Seventeenth avenue, aged ii years, who
died Saturday evening from Typhoid fever,
was held yesterday afternoon from the
family home. Burial was In Walnut Hill
cemetery, the services being conducted by
Kev. Frank Caldwell, pastor of Trinity
Methodist church. Deceased was a fire
man in the employ of the Chicago. Mil
waukee & St. Paul railway.
The men of the' First Congregational
church will meet today noqn at the Grand
hotel for the weekly luncheon and confer
ence. Midweek services will be held
Wednesday evening at the parsonage, with
N. P. Dodge, L. B. Cousins and Mrs. E. L.
Scott leaders. The Flower mission will
meet Saturday at the home of Mrs. J. W
Strock. 811 Sixth avenue. The Ladles' Aid
society will meet at the home of Mrs. W,
H. Kimball. The annual business meeting
and dinner of the congregation will be held
next Monday evening in Woodman hall in
the Merrlam block.
Wlnaera Im Membership Coatest Will
. Be Guests of Honor. '
The opening of the departmental work
and night school at the Young Men's
Christian, association on Tuesday of next
week will be celebrated by a program,
the details of which are . now being ar
ranged by General Secretary Eastman. A
feature of the celebration which has al
ready been decided upon will be a ban
quet for the members of the winning team
In the recent membership contest. A
number of prominent business and pro
fessional men will be Invited and there
will be a program of toasts and speeches.
The team headed by W. E. McConnell had
the dl.stinction of leading In the member
ship contest and consequently will be the
guests ot honor at- the banquet.
Physical Direct Pierson will shortly an
nounce a scries of Indoor basket ball
games with out-of-town teams. Games
have already been .scheduled with Tabor
college, Malvern, Tarklo college. Amity
college. Red Oak, Fort Dodge, Waterloo
and the Young Men's Christian asSrwi.
atlon team of Hastings, Neb.
An effort will be made to take nn ih
the Chicago training school team while It
is on its trip out In this part of the
country. Director Pierson will pick the
local team from a squad of over twenty
young men who are adepts at the gamo.
LIQUOR CO., 51 a. MA1.V. 'Pao.Ej SgJJ,
Overserr Miller Says Drmauds for
Fuel and Food Are Heavy.
"This lias been the hardtsi winter on
the poor people for a number of years,"
declared ueoige 1. Miller, overseer of the
poor yesterday, "lura nave been more
demands on "he county for fuel and
provisions than has been tne n in-
several years. This is probably due to the
-a.'i mat me extreme cold hus practically
put a stop to all outdoor work except
tuning Ice and the number of men em
ployed at that on this sid r nu ri,.
is comparatively small. There is no public
aim i no men who have usually
secured employment on the streets are no
iaie. The resuiur stieet men have not even
teen given ork shovelling snow.
"The cvera&e laboring man who Is de
pendent upon r.'S daily vage is Improvident
and rarely saves anything lor a rainy day.
'll.en when a hard winter comes and work
Is scarce the county has to furnish fuel
and food. I am afraid unless the weather
moderates .ion there tfill be considerable
suffering among the poor people, although
of coutse no decervlng case is turned down
by the county. 1 am kept busy every day
writing out orders for coal and provisions.
The requests for fuel, however, exceed those
for provisions."
Tlsaot . Studies of .New Testament
Characters Presented to St.
Lonis Archblaaop.
ST. Lulls, Jan. 1 Archbishop J. J.
non, who receutiy celebrated his silver
Jubilee In the church, learned today that
several unopened boxes sent him during
the Jubl.e celebration contained pictures
valued at approximately CS.OUO.
The pictures. 1H In all, are copies of
TissoCs Bible Studies of New Testament
characters, and were presented to him by
Herman C. O. Luyties, a mlllionairech&m
ist. The Old Testament picture In the
same series recently were purchased by
Jacob Schlff of New York for ttt.ouo and
presented to the Amor library.
Archbishop Glennon was greatly sur
prised when he learned the value of, the
contents, of the boxes, which had been
stored In the tiaaement of the arch-episcopal
resident- without opening.
Senator Cummint Will Arrange Pro
gram for Unveiling.
It Is Now In hloaa-o Awaiting Orders
of ate KiecntlTe Council
Pour t onaresslonnl Con
tests. (From a Staff Correspondent.)
DKS MOINI'.S,- Jan. 3.-(Speclal.)-Scna-tor
Cummins started for Washington this
evening. One of the first matters to com
mand his attention Is th arrangement of
a program for the placing of the statue
of Setmtor Harlan In the gallery of fame
at Washington. The stntue Is completed
and Is in Chicago awaiting the orders of
the Iowa executive council. It Is eight
feet high. The work was dene by
Nellie Walker, formerly of Appanoose
county, Iowa, and is declared to be very
The Coldest Winter.
The records of the weather office In Des
Moines do not show any winter when the
December temperature was so low as the
one just passed, but It Is known that the
December of 1876 was colder, since the
records at older weather stations In Iowa
will show the fact. The total deficiency
of temperature was about 300 degrees, or an
average of about i degrees lower than the
usual temperature.
Four Congressional Contests.
The announcement virtually made today
that Smith W. Brookhart of Washington
will be a candidate for congress In the
First district makes four congressional
fights certain In Iowa, and In each case
it is to be a clear-cut contest betweep a
progressive and a standpatter. In the
First It Is Brookhart against Kennedy; in
the Seventh, Prouty against Hull; in the
Eighth, Darrah against Towner, and In the
Ninth, Byers against Smith. These are all
In the southern part of th? state, where
the progressives have hitherto have had
Attorney General Contest.
The chances for a large number of candi
dates for attorney general appear to be
good. Speaker Feeley and Senator Cosson
are already at work. Others who are con
sidering the matter are S. D. Rinaker of
Rock Rapids, W. T. Chantland of Fort
Dodge and Wlllurd Eaton of Osage.
Want Indians Protected.
The Stute Anti-Saloon league has started
a movement to place Indians In the same
class with minors and drunkards as to
Iowa law and forbidding them to enter
saloons, also making it a crime to sell
liquor to them. There has been much
"trouble over sales of liquor to tho Indians
In Tama county. It is expected Governor
Carroll will assist in this matter.
Thirty Violent
and Accidental
De .ths in Gotham
Coroner's Office in the Big City
Has an Unusually Busy '
. . - Sunday.-: ... ..
NEW YORK, lan. 3. Today was re
markable here for the unusual number of
deaths by violence and accidents. Sunday
Is usually the coroner's quiet day, but to
day his office handled thirty pases, of
which one was a possible murder, one an
unusual suicide by shooting, one a death
due to a criminal operation, six were
suicides by gas, and three fatal accidents.
The man who shot himself choso the
marble steps of a life Insurance company
in Madison square. He took pains to write
a courteous note of apology to the coroner
for the trouble he was about to cause.
In Brooklyn the toll of accidental death
and suicide was particularly heavy. One
girl drank carbolic acid and died; a man
met a similar death through accident; a
man was found dead In a snow bank;
another died in a hospital after falling un
conscious in the street, and still unothei
man inflicted fatal wounds on himself with
a knife.
Three men committed suicide by inhaling
gas, two women died likewise while cases
of persons being overcome either ac
cidentally or in an attempt to end their
lives ran more than a half dozen.
Two More Arrests
in Baltimore
Seven Men Are Charged with Com
plicity in Attempt to Blow
Up Bridge.
BALTIMORF., Md., Jan. 3. With the ar
rest today ol diaries W. G ruber and
John H. Kenny, there are now In custody
seven men charged with complicity In at
tempts to destroy a bridue of the Ltiilti-
more i. Ohio rallro.:d in this city last
Friday nlRlit.
Gruher Ik the man in whose house de
tectives found u ciuantltv nf i .
Kcnney is a youth of 17 and from his story
voptars to have been tho tool of th
others. He Is said to have to rt th A,.tc.
tit '.s that during the recent strike of the
rs Iroad muchlnlsts he threw a brick that
fitctured the skull of Frank W. VVilger,
a watchman in the employ of the company.
Kenney says Zimmerman paid his 50 cents
to throw the brick and afterward con
gratulated him on "doing a good Job."
W. H. Ames, also under arrest, is one
of the vice presidents of the strikers'
Decided Rise of the River Prevents
Further Dannie to -Shipping:
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 3. With total damage
to shipping estimated at foO.ouO from the
breaking up of the Ice gorges In Die
Mississippi river during the last twenty
four hours, a decided rise n the river this
afternoon brought relief from danger of
additional losses. The steamers Chester
and Omaha, driven ashore yesterday were
released today. Thirty barges of the
Monongahela river. Consolidated Coal and
Coke company were Jammed by the Ice last
night and several ot them were cast adrift.
PITTSBURG. Jan. 1-Wllhtn twenty-four
hours ten inches of snow In the-Allegheny
and Ohio valleys has melted and flowed
Into the Ohio river at this point. However,
there is slight chance of flood water caus.
Ing damage at this point. It Is believed
the present week will see a resumption
of navigation at all points between here
and Cincinnati.
Lifelong Bondage
to dyspepsia, liver complaints and kidney
trouM.-s Is needless. Electric B tters Is
the guaranteed Remedy. 60c Forsale by
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New York Magistrates Strongly Con
demned at Mass Meeting.
It ia .Allege that Pure-Mlnded
Young Women Are Sent to
Workhouses on Trivial
NEW . YORK,. Ja.n. S.-One of the most
violent condemnations of law and author
ity, as ordered V. some New Tork courts,
ever given by strikers and their sympa
thizers In this . city came from a great
mass meeting mainly of women in Car
negie hall tonight.
The girls ot. .the shirtwaist shops, who
struck sever$L weeks ago, and suffrage
leaders who z are s lDDortln ths cau
passed a resolution declaring that certain
city magistrate were unfit for office be
cause of their attitude toward strikers who
have been arrestel and brought ' before
them. (. 1 '
"The office of magistrate has been per
verted Into an instrument of persecution
and oppression," says the resolution, "and
Innocent and pure-minded young women
have, to the gerll of themselves and so
ciety, been sent to the workhouse upon
trivial charges; there to associate with the
most abandoned of their sex."
Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont attended the meet
ing Willi a party of society women. Miss
Anne Morgan was in one of the boxes.
Trainmen Are Waiting;.
On behalf of the Brotherhood of Rail
road Trainmen and the Order of Railroad
Conductors,- which have made demands for
higher wages on all railroads east of the
Mississippi, It was reported by their local
oft leers tonight that the demands would
He In abeyance, so far as negotiations with
the companies lire concerned, until about
January 20- '
This, it was' explained, was because the
election of the local finance committee
and their offers, which takes place every
two years, was held last month.
Datte Miners Keep Oat.
EUTTK, Mont., Jan. 3. The Butte Miners'
union toniRhtl by an overwhelming vote,
decided to keep their hands off the switch
man's strike, at Great Falls.
This vote was taken on the report of a
conference committee which has been con
sidering ways and means, of settling the
strike in Great Falls. The report of the
conference committee was not made public.
Great Falls Is the only terminal point In
the northwest where the striking switch
men control Ihe situation. As a re.sult of
their strike tUe Boston & Montana smelter
there and that company's mine In Butte,
employing about 6,000 men, are ldl.
Location of Saturday's Shock, Regis
tered lit Washing-ton, Still
I ndeterinlned.
FT. THOMAS. Danish West Indies, Jan.
3. No earthuitake hus occurred here, or,
so far ns can be learned, In any othei
VYttt Indian Island.
KINGSTON. Jamaica, Jan. 8. Two earth
tremors were recorded here today. They
were of sllsht Intensity, and not sufficient
to cause damage or alarm. The stronger
shock was recorded at 10:20 a. m., but
showed only a small movement on the
POKT DE FRANCE, Martlnque, Jan. 3.
There has been no eruption of Mount
Pelee. and Soufrelrre is also Inactive.
ION'DO.N', Jan. 3. Prolonged earthquake
shocks, extending over two hours, were re
corded on tho Isle of Wight and at the ob
servatory at Lalbach on SatuFday. They
were estimated to be about 5,600 miles dis
tant. The West Indian Cable company re
ports all well in the islands.
Fast Frt'laht Containing Several Cars
of Oil Derailed at Logans
purt, Ind.
LOOAKSPOnT, lnd.. Jan. 3.-A fast
freight train, composed of oil tank cars
and curs of merchandise, on tha W'ahjih
railroad was destroyed by fire on the edge
of this city tonight. The train ran off
the track and took fire. Several nil --
exploded and biasing oil was thrown oxer
the rest or me train. The fire for a lime
threatened the neighboring part of
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Fast Train on
Rock Island
is Derailed
Golden State Limited Rolls Down an
Embankment at Minooka, 111.
Five Persons Hurt.
JOLIET, III., Jan. 3. A through pas
senger train on the Rock Island main line
jumped the track early today and rolled
down a ten-foot embankment near Mi
nooka, III., but no one was killed and few
were hurt. "A cylinder head of the loco
motive blew out, it is said, throwing the
rails apart and upsetting the train, which
consisted of several sleeping cars, two day
coaches and the usual number of mull and
baggage cars.
The only passenger seriously injured was
Clarence intone, Clinton, la.,- who had two
ribs broke.i. He was in the tourist sleeper.
Five other 'passengers abstained bruises
and cuts. All took the next train westward,
an hour later. The wrecked train was run
ning from fifty to sixty miles an hour,
when something happened to the locomo
tive and it stopped short in 100 feet. The
trouble Is a mystery to Engineer Brlggs.
Conductor Swift ran all the way to Mi
nooka and secured help.
The train derailed was the Golden Gate
Limited, which left Chicago at ! o'clock
last night.
SANDUSKY, O., Jan. 2. A loaded pas
senger train on the Lake Shore railroad
was wrecked near Huron today. Hundreds
of excursionists narrowly escaped, but only
one fireman was injured.
IIInmau-Nr oninnn.
BEATRICE. Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.)
Henry Hlnmnn- and Miss Gertrude Neu
mann were married Saturday at the home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius
Neumann, at Wymore, Rev. K. F. Gates
officiating. The young couple will make
their home at Clovls, N. M.
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Phone Douglas 6662.
Prominent Men Say it is More Domi
nant in Public Life.
Vice President Sherman, Speaker
Cannon and Chief Forester
Plnchot Among Those ,
Who Answer.
CHICAGO, Jan. 3. Men of prominence
In national politics believe that the teach
ings of Jesus Christ are more dominant
in public affairs today than when they
entered active life, according to answers
to questions read today before the
Plymouth league of the Oak Park Con
gregational church.
Two questions were sent to sixty leading
men of the nation by Bruce Barton, presi
dent of the league, early in December.
One related to the dominance of the spirit
of Christianity. The other question was,
"Is It an advantage or a disadvantage
for a public man to be known as a pro
fessing Christian?"
One of tho first to answer was James 8.
Shermun, vice president. "To your first
inquiry," said the vice president, "I beg
to answer that It is my belief that with
the progress of education and civilisation
throughout the world the spirit of Jesus
btcunit-8 more dominant not only In busi
ness or in politics alone, but In the smaller
affairs of everyday life. In answering
your second query I hate to believe, and
I do not believe, that it is disadvantageous
to any man in any calling to be a profess
ing Christian. I am firm in the conviction
that the time will never come In this
country when a man In high position will
hefiltato to upoak frankly and freely to
such questions as you propound."
"I believe It Is a strong ndvantnge for a
republican today to be a professing Chris
tian," wrote Glfford plnchot, chief gov
ernment forester. "It gives him confidence
in '
by that "bodj
in himself and It gives others confidence
In him."
Among others who answered the ques-"
tlons expressing belief In the growth of
Christianity and Its Influence In public
affairs was Speaker Josi ph O. Cunnon.
Students for Missionaries.
ROCHESTER, N. Y., Jan. 3,-Crowdlnp
the platform of Convention hull at thu3
close of the sixth Intel-national convention
of the Student Volunteer Movement to
night ninety-two college and university
students offered themselves for sorvlce aa
foreign missionaries. They Included young
women from Vaatiar, Wollesley and tho
Women's college of Baltimore and men
from Harvard, Yale and Johns Hopkins
These volunteers expect to leave for their
fields within the next year undor the dlrr-c
tlon of various church boards. China, aa
a field of labor, appealed to most of the
students, forty volunteering for that coun
try. Ten men and women offered to go
to Africa and nine to India and volunteers
tor other countries were as follows:
Philippines, one; Japan, four; . Russia,
one; Korea, one; Alaska, one; 81am, one;
Moslem world, fourteen. ,
A feature of the closing session was the.
reading of cable mtssages from all parts
of the world by John Mott, chairman of
the convention. Among those who sent,
greetings was Baron Nlcolay of Kusaln.j
who said: "Remember Russia; need In
tense; possibilities tremendous."
Negro Congressmen Who Are fief used
Drinks at American llnr Stnrt
HAVANA, Jan. 3. Two negm congress
men entered the bar at the Plaza hotel
tonight. This Is distinctively an American
house and they were refused drinks. They
went away Immediately, but returned with
a crowd of several hundred negroes. ' A
riot ensued which was only quelled by a
strong force of police after a fight between
the Americans and thn negroes in which,
several were Injured. Twp Americans were
arrested. It Is thought the riot was a con
certed plan on the part of the negroes tnm
give expression to the anti-American Benli
ment In Cuba.
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