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VOL. XXXIX NO. 230.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 14, 1910.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Former President and His Party Are
Due to Reach City Thii After
noon at Four O'clock.
EOAT ' MAY BE DELAYED
Strong Northern Gale May Prevent
Iti Arrival on Time.
MRS. ROOSEVELT IS COMING
Colonel's Wife and Daughter Arrive
by Train at Five O'clock.
OFFICIAL RECEPTION PLANNED
"'flea of ninnrra and Side Trip
Will Occupy Mont ' of tn
Week City I Gaily
KHAHTOt'M, March 13-Khartoum la
now In Kay attire awaiting the coming of
Theodore Roosevelt, who, with the other
member of the American hunting and
scientific expedition, la aboard the steamer
Mai on the last peg of the Journey to thla
"Ity. The steamer la expected to arrive
here tomorrow afternoon, but an unusually
strong northern gale Is blowing, which Is
kicking up heavy wave In the river, and
It Ih possible that the arrival of the dis
tinguished American will be somewhat
Colonel Roosevelt's success in shooting In
the .Soudan a dozen antelopes. Including one
known as Mrs. Gray's whlted antelope, an
other rare spcclment, makes a fitting end
to his hunt, which has been successful
beyond all expectations.
Henceforth the ex-presldent will be the
guent of honer at a series of brilliant and
enthusiastic receptions. The first of the
receptions was held at the Jungle station
o? the American mlHslon at Sobat, where
Culoncl Roosevelt dined on his way here.
Hefore hla departure from Sobat he spoke
of the manner In which tho medical mis
sionary work at the various stations had
If Colonel Roosevelt arrives at the sched
uled hour, 4 o'clock In the afternoon, ha
will go first to the sirdar's palaro and then
to tho railway station to meet Mrs. Roose
velt and Miss Ethel, who arc now on their
way from Alexandria and who are due to
reuch here at 5 o'clock In the evening.
Khartoum society and great crowds of
vutltora, who have taken apartments at the
hotels, are anxiously awaiting the arrival
of U; former president of the United
Pro arrant of Arrangements.
The official arrangements for Colonel
Roosevelt's reception have been announced.
Captain Clayton of the staff of the sirdar.
Major General Sir Francis Wlugate, will
proceed down tha harbor in .a launch to
inaet.'lttia.aMojHex.nai.-' iThe sirdar' repre
sentative will conduct the 'party to the
palace, where tea will be served. They will
go from there to the depot to meet Mrs.
Roosevelt and Miss Roosevelt. Apartments
are In readiness for Colonel Roosevelt and
his family at tho palace, and they will dine
there In the evening alone.
Tuesday will be devoted to sightseeing
around Khartoum and visits will be paid
to tho Gordon Memorial college and other
noted institution!). Jn the evening the
head of tho governmental departments and
their wives will meet the Americans at a
dinner a? the palace. The guests will In
clude filatin Pasha, the writer, who has so
vividly described the massacres In the
Visit to Ouidnrman.
On Wednesday morning Colonel Roosevelt
will visit Omdurman. The hills of Kerrerl,
seven miles from Omdurman, mark the
slto of tha great battle of Omdurman on
September 2, 1898, when tho khalifa's army
was annihilated arid the rule of the khalifa
brought to an end. He will Inspect the
kha'.ira's house and meet tho local celebri
ties. In the afternoon a game has been
arranged for his benefit at thj Gymkana
polo grounds and after that h will visit
tho American mlnsion. In the evening he
will be the gust of the Khartoum club
at dinner, at which covers Will be laid for
Thursday la a free day, but It Is probable
( hat the ex-presldent i will attend the
Masonic loilge before his departure and wit
ness the Sudanese drill. Colonel Roosevelt
and his family .will leave here by special
train on Thursday night to visit Assouan.
Luxor, ard Kdfa on the way to Cairo. Ills
vltilt here will be of an entirely official
character. Ho will enter Europe either by
wuy of Naples or Brlndlst.
Many of the streets of Khartoum have
been decorated in honor of the Americans
atnd the American flag Is to be seen on
Roosevelt la Good Health.
Full accounts of the courage displayed
by the former president in his hunting ex
peditions In the wilds of Africa have pre
ceded him, and quite apart from the dis
tinguished offices which he has held, the
pttpla here are anxious to honor him for
what he has paased through and what he
ha accomplished during the last twelve
rronths. No other hunter of big game has
passed through so many hardships In so
short a time and been quite so successful.
Truly remarkable has been the health
enjoyed by CoUneI Roosevelt and his son.
practically the only two members of the
txpedltlon. among the whites at least, who
eMcaped sickness. Blight attacks, such as
most of the party experlerced. were only
natural. In view of the hardships endured.
H. th" trOP'C th8 place through
which the expedition was compelled to pass
at times and the deadly Insects. The See
Islands through which the steamer threaded
em th. trip to Entebbe are a monument
to the devastation wrought by the tsetse
fly. for, once well populated, they are now
devoid of human life through the sleeping
I - -
WATERLOO, la.. March IS. -(Special. -The
funeral of James McDowell, who died
here on Friday, will be held from the Mc
Mowell home. 416 Allen street. Monday at
S p. m. Rev. II. W. Kehard of tha Presby-
Hrlan church will conduct the ceremony.
- torment will be In the Elmwood cemetery.
J. A. Holmes.
OOS5AD. Neb., March 11 (Special.) J. A.
H ilmrs, father of young Carl Holmea who
shot himself In Omaha a short time ago,
died yesterday at Paxton. Neb. He moved
with h'.s family to Paxton about a week
ago. It Is reported that pneumonia reused
hla death. He leaves a wife and a number
Chief Executive ii Accompanied to
Pittsburg- by Mrs. Moore, Mrs.
PITTSBURG, March 11-Presldent Taft
today attended In this city the funeral of
Mrs. Taft's brother-in-law. Thomas McK.
Laughlln. and left on an early night train
for Washington, where he Is due to arrive
at 8:25 tomorrow morning. The circum
stances of the prealdent's visit to Pittsburg
were perhaps the saddest that have ever
confronted a chief executive of the United
States. The tragic ending of Mr. Laugh
lln's life on Friday morning, the gloomy
day, with fitful falls of rain, the allent
home on fashionable Woodlawn road, the
qulot, ' -cmonles and the little procession
of , -1 -s to the Alleghney cemetery,
W ,S'Q ' ferment was made, all consti
tute, tfi vof mourning deeply Im
pressive ' '
section of V
lng and wa
' Sed the Eaat Liberty
'0 o'clock this morn
4 '-,nediately to the
Laughlln home. -waa
a guest of h.
-lontlis ago he
gay comparly at f?.x
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Mr. Taft looked rail." worn and pale
after his night on the train. Mrs. Louis
Moore of Cincinnati, who recently suc
ceeded Mrs. Laughlln as companion to Mrs.
Taft at the White House In Washington,
accompanied the president. Mrs. Taft was
unable to come. At the Laughlln home the
family was Joined by Mrs. Charles Ander
son, also of Cincinnati, and another sister
of Mrs. Taft.
The funeral services were held at the
residence at 8 o'clock this afternoon. Only
the family and the close friends of the
Laugh I ins were present. Mrs. Taft sent a
largo wreath of flowers from the White
The Rey. Matltman Alexander, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church, conducted
the brief ceremonies at the house and at
the grave, where the mourning party waa
sheltered from the eyes of curious on
lookers by a white tent stretched above
the family burial place.
Following the funeral the president, ac
companied by Captain Archlbal W. Butt,
his military aide, went for a long auto
mobile ride through the dismal rain.
Forest Fires Near
Twenty Acre of Government Reser
vation at Jefferson Barracks
ST. LOUIS, March 13. Seven hundred
soldiers at Jefferson Barracks hava been
fighting forest fires on the' reservation
for the last" thirty-six hours. ' '
Twenty acres of ' timber hava Jen
turned off and', for' twenty-four hoursi ft
was feared that the flames would reach
the four ' magazines - containing - tons of
powder in the bluffs along the Missis
sippi river. .
This danger has not passed", ' but the
flames are nw believed to be under
control. Scattered fires are keeping nearly
100 men busy tonight.
The flames also threatened the houses
occupied by the families of the enlisted
men and orders were issued last night
that the persons living In this section
of the reservation be ready to move at
a moment's notice.
Will Inquire Into
Senate Committee Will Investigate
Methods of Exchange at
WASHINGTON. March lS.-Followlng the
lead thrown out by grocers who have ap
peared as witnesses before the senate cost
of living committee, that the Elgin, 111.,
butter syndicate makes ,the market price
for the whole country, Chairman Lodge has
decided to sift this matter to the bottom.
The committee will meet tomorrow and
It Is expected that the examination of
witnesses will be directed along lines of
getting at the bottom of the butter ques
tion. Already the syndicate has protested
against statements made by witnesses, and
It Is not unlikely that some representative's
of the syndicate will appear on the scene
before the subject Is closed.
TIMOTHY HARRINGTON IS DEAD
Irish Journalist and Member of
Hons of Commons Dies In
LONDON, March 13. Timothy Harring
ton of the House of Commons for Harbour
division of Dublin, died today. Harrington
waa born in 1251. He was graduated from
Trinity college, Dublin. In 1901 he waa
elected lord mayor of Dublin and was re
elected In 1903 and 1903. He waa formerly
proprietor ' of United Ireland and of the
Kerry Sentinel. He was at one time sec
retary of tli Irish National league and
a Parnelllte, but In 1397 he declared himself
an Independent nationalist.
Embezzlement of Duez Leads
to Attack Upon the Cabinet
PARIS, March 12. Tha scandal in con
nection with the liquidation of the property
of religious orders has aroused political
passions In France to a pitch onty com
parable with th Panama. Dreyfus and
Boulanger affalra. The entire country la
shocked, but. as la customary In France,
the moral la overshadowed by tha po
litical side. Th opposition. Is preparing
to exploit th affair In the coming lec
tions and, strangely enough, with th back
ing of th adherents of ex-Premier Combs,
who are Intriguing to return to power.
They may try to overthrew Premier Brland
on Monday when the debet on th inter
pellation concerning th embxlment of
Dues Is resumed la the Chamber of Depu
ties. Th premier personally haa com out of
the affair with flying colors, as h did
everything In his power to bring Dues to
book two years ago. and has pledged th
government to proba th scandal to th
IN BOTH HOUSES
Each Branch of Congress Will Begin
Debate on the Administration
Measure This Week.
WIDE DIFFERENCES OF OPINION
Bills Will Bear Little Resemblance
When Ready for Conference.
SENATE WELL MAKE CHANGES
Cummins Will Open Debate in Favor
of Certain Amendments.
HOUSE COMMITTEE AT WORK
It Has Made Several Radical Change
and Will Make Others Before
Meaaare la Reported This
WASHINGTON, March 11 Although
Identical when introduced In the two houses
of congress. It Is now evident that the
measures to create a court of commerce
and amend the Interstate commerce laws
will bear little resemblance to each other
when the deliberations of the two bodies
have been concluded. In the house com
mittee many of the administration theories
In regard to the Issuing of stocks and bonds
and the merging of non-competing lines
have been shattered and the end la not
In sight so far, although already much
amended the assaults on the bill will con
tinue on the floor.
Whllo the opposition to the administra
tion bill was not strong enough to amend
the bill In committee, It is now conceded
that several Important changes will ba
forced on the floor. The debate on the
bill will begin either tomorrow or Tuesday.
Senator Cummins will open the discussion
In support of certain changes advocated in
the minority report of the senate com
mittee. He may speak for several days.
Practically all of the "Insurgent" senators
will speak on the railroad bill and there
will be many speeches also from the demo
cratic side. No one estimates that the
debate will be finished In less than six
weeks and some senators predict that much
more time will be consumed.
BUI Ready for Hoaae.
An effort will be made by the house
committee on interstate commerce to report
the bill this week and It Is probable there
fore that debate on the same subject will
proceed simultaneously at both ends of the
capltol. This would create n, very unusual
Statehood legislation, which has passed
the house, and postal savings bank legisla
tion, which has passed the senate, have
been sidetracked for the administration
railroad bill. The postal bank bill. In view
of the fact that hsaiing have been ordered
by th house committee on postoftJCe and
post roads, will not reach the floor for
several weeks, and in all probability not
until the present ssssloa draws near a
The general Impression is that It will not
emerge from the committee until after th
Moon antl-lnjunctlon bill, which Is favored
by the administration, has been reported.
Regardless of the fact that the postal
bank bill, 'the antl-lnjunctlon measure,
statehood legislation and the administration
conservation measures are all a part of the
administration program, there Is not appar
ent anywrhere a positive force pushing them
for consideration. If the debate on the
railroad bill lags to tho extent that has
been freely predicted, - it may require a
presidential message to Instill new life In
the other features of the executive pro
gram. Many Measures in House.
In the house there are pending many mat
ters that will call out sharp debate, and
there la a disposition on the part of many
members to let some of them go by the
These include the Mondell bill to permit
the homestead entry of the surface of coal
lands, which would Involve 90,000 or more
acres; ship subsidy, a subject filled with
oratorical dynamite; the construction of
two battleships, which may be a feature of
the naval bill, and, the question of author
ising the Issuance of certificates of indebt
edness or bonds to the amount of $30,000,000
to complete reclamation projects.
Polls are being taken on the question of
making appropriations to construct battle
ships and the question of antl-lnjunctlon.
legislation along the line of the Moon bill.
The preliminary count la aald to be opposed
to the battleships, but the attitude of the
house on the subject of the Moon bill has
not been disclosed.
Two Carload Stamped Paper.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., March 13. (Spe
cial.) Within the last few days a carload
of stamped envelopes, valued at 154,000, and
a carload of postal cards, valued at $116,090,
have been received at the Sioux Falls post
office from the Postofflce department at
Washington. The reason for so large a con
signment Is the fact that Sioux Falls has
been made the distributing point for all
postofflce supplies In South Dakota.
Twenty such distributing points have been
established In the United States. This ar
rangement will save the government a vast
sum of money, as the distributing stations
will receive their supplies by freight.
bottom, regardless of consequences. It Is
believed, however, that the liquidation of
"the church properties was taken advan
tage of by political churchmen In preceding
The developments In the affair are amas
Ing. Th authorities hav not aa yet been
able to confirm the statement mad by
Dues that h lost millions In stock gam
bling, but they hav discovered shaky en
terprises In whloh h wii engaged. Much
money, apparently, ' was squandered by
Dues in riotous living. A woman from
whom Dues confessed he had stolen 1100.000,
when confronted by th man denied that
she had been robbed and said that sh
waa unabl to comprehend why Dues so
M. Pellegrlin, who has succeeded Dues,
haa informed the public prosecutor that
1406,000 has disappeared in connection with
Stanislas college, L Courier's liquidation
In connection with the Chartreuse affair
promises big developments.
a- ' '
"Nope, He Ain't
From the Cleveland Leader.
"MIKE" WORKER LOSES RACE
Willard Powell Out $1,000 because
His Jockey Flunks.
WEARY SUNDAY FOR ALL HANDS
Dobbins Still Hangs Aroand. Council
Blnffs to Soak V Good Thing
mm They Oeear "Diamond
Girl'" Take Notes.
Miked while on trial for miking that has
been the experience of Willard Powell of
Jacksonville, Fla., a defendant In the Ma
bray case in federal court at Council Bluffs.
The miking process . was administered
through the usual medium, the horse race.
Mr. Powell's fastest nag lost when picked
for a sure winner In a race held Wednes
day at Jacksonville. Th Jockey had cruel
things said to him by the Judges and It Is
reported that he has been suspended. The
Judges declared thai the race should have
gone to Powell's horse, but It didn't, and he
la out 11,000. ' t
Powell la reticent about the matter and
loath to say much abouj the Jockey,
"He didn't get into the running as he
ought to have, anyway,' i admitted the
owner of the horse that lost. ,.
The testimony of Joseph ,K. Walker.- a
Denver saloonkeeper, virtually: exonerated
Powell for bls.party la -race dVCounclJ
Bluffs which cost ther D"nver man $5,00.
Powell Is elated 'over the showing made
and his attorney .Is confident of an acquit
tal. Powell Is nat reconciled to that Jack
sonville race, however. ' .
The quiet ct th Sabbath brought to
gether and reconciled Lewis W. stow of
Miles City. Mont;, defendant, and his
alleged victim and old college chum, II. M.
McGrath of Minneapolis. An examination
of the data in tha possession of the post
office inspectors and a conference of the
young men Is said to have developed that
Stowe was a tool In the hands of others,
himself guileless. ,
Stowe's father is the rector of an Episco
pal church at Minneapolis. McGrath la a
member of that church. In their youth
the two were In college together. The race
In thla case cost McOrath $10,000. McGrath
will probably be excused as a witness.
Mr. Herrlman Takes Notes.
The "diamond girl," Mr. R. B. Heirlman,
whose hutsband Is under Indictment' for
playing the millionaire In the Mabray serlo
comedy, despite the fact that she was ex
oused as a witness for the government, yet
lingers a spectator In the court room. Mrs.
Herrlman Is tultlnr unto. n.Ath .... i '.
of many of the witnesses, with a tiny pencil
conceaiea in ner jeweled hand.
Herrlman is not on trial at Council
Bluffs, although Included In the blanket In
dictment. He was last located In Los An
geles, where he, with Ed C. Moore and
Frank Brown, also Mabray "millionaires,
were convicted of miking and sentenced to
six monthls In Jail by tha state court. In
consideration of their promise to betake
themselves from the environs of Los An
geles .the trio was allowed to depart with
out serving the sentence. Since that time
Herrlman has been officially lost.
Council Bluffs' convention of mikes and
mlkers found Sunday a wearisome day.
Mikes and mikers were to be seen playing
together In th billiard room at the Grand
hotel. They even strolled the streets to
gether. There were some good losers among
Lingering still, though he has gained
temporary respite from prosecution In fed
eral court, Is John R. Dobbins, the first
of the steerers to come to trial. He was
convicted of steering T. W. Ballew of
Princeton, Mo., Into a $30,000 Council Bluffs
Dobbins strools back and forth between
the court house and his hotel. He Is quiet
and reserved, still bearing himself like a
railway magnate or a banker. He and Mrs.
Dobbins sit in the court room much of the
session to hear the tales of the mikes.
"They are strangers to me," said Dob
bins eyeing a group In the Grand hotel. "I
have never seen them before."
When the trial Is resumed In federal
court this morning tha government will
continue to pile In the documentsry testi
mony. Many more of the mikes are yet to
be heard from and there are several of the
defendants now on trial whose connection
with the operations of the gang Is yet to
be established. The prosecution does not
expect to rest Its case before Tuesday
night or Wednesday morning, and the pos
sibility exists that the line of action mapped
out will require much longer.
Covr Blake Good Itecord.
MARSHALLTOWN, la., March 13 (Spe
cial.) What Is believed to be the greatest
record for giving milk ever established by
a cow In Iowa belongs to a full-blooded
Holsteln belonging to O. J. Olson, merchant
and small farmer of Dunbar, a little town
near here. The cow came fresh on June 11,
1903, and up to March 1 she had to her
credit 400 pounds of butter fat. by actual
test and weight. For three weeks after she
came fresh It wss necessary to milk her
three times a day. During that period sh
gave an average of thirty-two quarts of
milk a day. During July, which In central
Iowa was a dry, hot month, she gav 1,66(
pounds of milk, an average of 27 quarts
a Fancy Stepper, But He's Steady
of "Good Time"
Prisoner at Leavenworth Brings
Habeas Corpus Proceedings
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., March 13.
Major R. W. McClaughry, warden of the
federal prison here, will appear In the
United States district court In St. Louis
next Monday to defend habeas corpus pro
ceedings brought against him by Julius
P. McDonough, a convict, whose "good
time" has been forfeited by misconduct
In the prison. The action, which will be
tried before Judge William C. Hook, will
be a test of the authority of the attorney
general of the United Statea to make rules
for the governing of th prison and the
conduct of prisoners.
McDonough Is a fugitive from Justice
under the English laws. He was convicted
in the Isle of Malta on a charge of mis
treating a woman and was given a life
sentence in prison. After serving sixteen
yeara h was transferred to England,
where he waa released on parole, which
Coming to. America he enlisted In the
United States army. A fellow-soldier, an
Englishman, recognized him. In order, to
prevent; his betrayal, McDonough stabbed
the. man with a bayonet"' For lils crlTrte
h was sentenced to ten . years In th
federal prison. English authorities rec
ognized him by records, forwarded to
them and ordered his return upon dis
charge. I ;
Bcoins Fight for
Girl in Boston School Claims to Be
Daughter of Turfman and Wants
Share of Estate.
LOS ANGELES, March 13. Preparatory
to an attack on the $25,000,000 estate of the
late E. J. Baldwin,' the Arcadia turfman,
who died a year ago, a petition was filed
In the probate court today asking that a
guardian be appointed for Beatrice Anita
Baldwin, otherwise known as Beatrice
Anita Turnbull, who Is declared to be a
daughter of Baldwin and Lillian J. Ashley.
The girl is now attending a boarding school
In Boston and her mother resides In the
same city. The petition Is signed by Lee
J. Magulre, who asks to too appointed
guardian. The chare claimed by the peti
tioner would make about $5,000,000 or
The petition states that Miss Baldwin
"was born December 7, 1893, In Los Angeles,
and Is the legitimate Issue of the said
Baldwin, her mother being Lillian J. Ash
ley, who since has married one Turnbull."
The basis of the claim In behalf of the
petitioner Is an alleged common law mar
riage between "Lucky" Baldwin and Lil
lian J. Ashley. That the marriage. It is
acknowledged, has alnco become void, but
the contestants are relying upon the statute
which declares that all children of a void
marriage are legitimate.
At the time of the birth of the girl, sev
enteen years ago, a common law marriage
was recognized as valid, although the
law of the state has since declared such a
. Match Heads
Sanford Love, Who Killed Girl at
Marion, Ind., Commits Suicide
in Fort Wayne Jail.
FORT WAYNE, Ind., March 13 Sanford
Love, the restaurant proprietor of Marlon,
Ind., who last Wednesday killed Dottls
Murden, 17 years old, because she refused
to marry him, died In the Allen county Ja'l
early tonight from eating the heads of
matchi. Love was brought here from
Marlon to avoid mob violence.
First Installment Indicate that
Property I Worth Hnndred and
ALBANY. N. Y., March 12-State Corrp.
trolle-r Williams has received $-175,000 In
partial payment of the transfer tnx on the
en ate of the late Edward H. Harrlman.
The transfer bureau of the comptroller's
office estimates that tho final settlement
will be rruide on an estate of about $10,
000.000. The payment Just made Is on
Bank Kaelaalvely for Women.
LONDON. March IS A bank exclusively
for woman will be opened here next Mon
day. All Its officers will be women and
none but women will be sought as cus-lotrer.
HITCHCOCK OUT FOR SENATE
Congressman-Editor Puts Forth a
WELL RUN AS A DEMOCRAT
If Successful In Secnrlns; Nomination
He Will Invite the Republican
Candidate to Meet Hint
on the Stomp.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March IS. (Special Tele
gram.) Just to prove thnt the expected
sometimes happens, and also to show that
he has no superstitious fear of the thir
teenth day of the month, Congressman
Hitchcock today let loose of the formal
announcement of his candidacy for the
United States senate, with a prelude enter
ing himself for the nomination In the demo
. Mr. Hitchcock returned last week from
a hurried trip to Omaha to make sure that
the political outlook had not changed ma
terially since he last surveyed It, and It
Is understood made up his mind definitely
while -there to cross the Rubicon and cut
off jretrrat by eliminating himself from re
election as congressman and going after a
seaf In the other end of the capitol. Mr.
Hitchcock's statement Is as follows:
' r'Bythls -means. I announce myself
Candidate for United States senator to suc
ceed "E. J. Burkett, whose term expires
next March, I shatl first submit my name
to the democratic voters at the state-wide
primaries In August. If I then receive
the democratic nomination I shall ask that
my name be placed upon the ballot to bo
voted for In November, when state officers
and members of the legislature are to be
elected. In that case I shall Invite the
republican' candidate for senator to Join
in submitting the national Issues of the
day directly to the peoplo by means of a
serifs of old-time public debates.
"While the people are, unfortunately, not
permitted to select United States senators
by direct vote, tho election will afford
thorn an opportunity to express their sena
torial preference when they elect the legis
lature, and, under the Oregon plan recently
adopted In Nebraska, the candidate Indorsed
at the .polls by the voters will probably bo
chosen by the legislature."
The announcement will create no more
surprise here In Washington than It does
In Omaha and Nebraska. It Is to be noted
that Mr. Hitchcock Is going In as a demo
crat and not as a populist, and also that.
While he wants to try a Joint debate with
the republican nominee for senator, he
says nothing about trying a Joint debate
In the primary campaign with his competi
tors for the democratic nomination.
PNEUMONIA LEADS IN DEATH
RECORD IN SOUTH DAKOTA
Four Handred KlRhty Victim Fonnd
' In 1900 Fort -Six Are
PIERRE, S. D., March 13. (Special.)
According to the reports of vital statis
tics filed with that department for the you
IKS. there were In this state for that year
12.409 children born.
The death record for the year waa 4,511.
Of this list the greatest number from any
one cause was from pneumonia, which led
with 40 victims. Most of the deaths from
this oause were In th winter months.
The deaths from tubercular affection i
were 295, of which 278 were pulmonary.
Forty-six suicides were reported, poison
being the favorite- method used In caie.i
of self-destruction. Eleven murders were
reported. The total death list was IX
greater than for the previous year.
There were 4,917 marriages recorded In
the state fcr the year, more than 600 mora
than for the previous year.
There were i'M dlvorco3 granted, about
170 leas than for the preceding year. That
was the first year under tho new divorce
law, and appears to have reduced the di
vorce industry, aa only about half the
usual number came from other stales and
:a number of the decrees so granted wcro
In suits begun Under the old law.
Final citizenship papers were granted to
425, and first papers were taken out by
1,020 foreigners. Most of the applicants
were from northern Europe, but Greece
shows a larger number than for former
The birth rate shows an Increase of
about 1,000 ovr th death rate for the
year, which Is a good Increase of "new
population" to help swell the fast-growing
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Waterloo Declamatory Contest.
WATERLOO, la., March 13. -(Special. )
The annual declamatory contest of tho
Waterloo schools was held Friday after
noon. The winners, who will take part In
the final contest on April 15, are Ruth lis
tener. Lucll Addy, Helen Addy, Edward
Bodholdt, Margery Held. Edith Kenyon,
Anna Tulp, Kmma Bunnell, Margaret Ball,
Erwln Sage, Ernest Wolfram and Luc tie
Bentley. The final contest will be held In
the auditorium of th manual training
QUIT WORK TODAY
Negotiations Between Railroad Man
agers and Brotherhood Com
mittee Reach Critical Stage.
FINAL WORD FROM THE MEN
Letter Demands that All Points Ba
Submitted to Arbitration.
RAILROADS PREPARE ANSWER
Managers' Representatives Say There
Will Be No Strike.
STATEMENT FP0M MR. CARTER
President of Brotherhood Pnyn to
Parties Arc eurer Dlaagree
nient Than Any Time In
I.at Six Week.
CHICAGO. March 13. -Tho threatened
walkout of 2T..PO0 firemen on practically all
the railroad systems between Chicago and
the Pacific const reached a critical stage
today when W. S. Carter, president of the
Brotherhood of Locormitlve Flrenmn end
Englnemen, formally notified the rnllrn;id
that If the entire controversy was not sub
mitted to arbitration a strike would ba
Mr. Carter's letter of notification was
Indorsed by tho brotherhood's commute
which represents the firemen on about
forty-seven rallrends west, northwest and
southwest of Cliletitto. The Inter was snt
to W. C. Nixon, general manager of th
St. I.ouIh Snn Francisco railroad, chair
man of tho railroad general managers' co m
mit lee. . "
Text of Firemen' Reply.
The letter says:
"Your letter of this date (March Vt)
wherein you state that tho managers' com
mittee declines to further consider matters
In controversy has been received and la
reply our committee Instruct me to say:
"If there Is to be a great railway strike
the responsibility must and will rest upon
tho managers' committee!. That there may
be no misunderstanding concerning this
responsibility our committee hereby pro
poees the submission of all mutters In dis
pute to an adjustment by arbitration.
"The public has been Informed throufh,
the press that matters In controversy can
not be arbitrated, because they Involvo tha
authority of railway officials and the dis
cipline of employes. This statement our
committee emphatically denies.
'The officials of many railways repre
sented by the managers' committee do not
hesitate to confess the gross Injustice per
petrated under present practices.
"Our committee ejlrecta me to request
the managers' committee, through you. If
this proposition to arbitrate Is not accepted
by the managers' committee that you
notify us at your earliest convenience."
- S'.' ' 'r - -f
(initios ) Railroads. , '
The railroads previously announced tholr
willlngners to arbltrste the Increased wage
demand, which the firemen say would
amount to about 12', per cent. Two other
demands Involved, the managers say, coo
oern discipline and authority, and are not
open to arbitration. These points have to
do with the promotion of firemen nrul
questions whether, Vhn they becomo
tnglncmen, they are still under the Jurisdic
tion of the brotherhood.
"Docs your letter mean that If a satis
factory reply Is not received a strike will
be colled?" Mr. Carter was asked.
"It looks pretty grave," ho said. "Wa
aro nearer a disagreement thnn we hava
ever been during the whole six weeks of
conferences. We do not want a strike.
Wo want the public to understand that.
As to our authority to order a strike, wa
have the vote of more than 80 per cent
of the men In favor of It. All the answeia
we have received from the manager
hitherto l.tive been evasive. I hope th:g
next reply will not be so."
Manager Stand Tat.
It was learned that the managers h
agreed to stand "pat" and, while refusing
to make any concessions, probably would
Invite the brotherhood's committee to an
other conference tomorrow.
After conferring with Mr. Nixon, O. L.
Dickeson, assistant to the president of the
Chicago, Burlington ft Qulncy road, gavej
out tho following statement:
"We have received Mr. Carter's letter,
which to tho layman who Is not thor
oughly fumlliar with the methods of la
bor organizations would appear to b)
somewhat ecrlous and point to a strike.
I wish to say that this Is merely one of;
the methods unfortunately Invoked In con
ducting such negotiations and ' It Is not
likely that the men would sanction tho
action of their leaeUrs in calling a strlka
over one or two technical points. We da
not feel the slightest apprehension over
the difficulty. The managers In due tlm,
probably tomorrow, will maki definite
answer to the firemen's committee and tta
hope for a peaceful adjustment.
BROKEN 0W MAN HELD '
FOR INSANITY WALKING MINT
W. A. l.raerre. Arrested at I.ovrlund,
Colo., Found to Have I.arue
anm of Money;
FOnT COLLINS, Colo., March IT
(Special Telegram.) Rrourlit from Lova
land to be examined as to his canity, W.
A. Leserve, 70 years old, when seurrheil
by the sheriff, was found to bo m verit
able walking mint. A lilt fustened about
hln wa'st held nearly $G,0')0. rive hun
dred was In f0 gold pleret, the rest In
greenbacks. Ho hud curried the money
so long that the gold had worn holes
through the kether belt. The greenbaii.4
were musty. Leserve U a war veteran and
member of the Grand Army of the Re
public. He had no faith In banks. Ho
located In Loveland about xlx weeks ago,
murrle-d Mm. I.ustell, boujht a house and
paid $2,000 In rash out of his pooket. II
tame from Hi ok on How, Neb. He win In
jured on the head recently and this af
fected his brain.
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Oldent Neltler of Carroll.
CARKOLI la., March 13. (Special.)
Wllllum CMley eel. bratrd hit M)th birthday,
aurrourdrd by a comp.ny of olj neuters, at
his home In this city Ini t evanlnir. He came
to tho county In IS',1 and bus ben a con
tinuous resident ever l:ice that time. Mr.
Qllle-y Is the oldest living res-i.Vnt. In an
early day he was a farmer and star route
mall c jntractor, and was county treasurer
for a long term of years In early times,
Ha Is now retired. Mr. Ollley is In good
health and active mentally and physically.
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