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VOL. XXXIX NO. 293.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MOIiNING, MAY J6, 1910 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
1A FOLLETTE FOR
NEW BATE BILL
Wisconsin Senator Speaks Lou; in
Support of the Cummins Increaf- :)
Amendment ; i
SAYS COMMISSION IS WEaH
Deolares for Re-equipment of Inter-'
state Regulation Board.
SIDETRACKS MARTIN'S PLAN
Mot for Compromise Proposed is Not
FAVORABLE PRIVATE COMMENT
Uoaaln Indicates . ' I'osalblllt r
rassasre . Later Revision of
Physical Valuation is
WASHINGTON, May 25.-"There is not
ne Una In tha statutes to give to the peo
ple reasonable railroad rates," declared
Bsnator La Follctt in the senate today.
"All that hag been accomplished," he said,
"la to afford a meana of giving equal rates
to shipper." ' ' '
The Interest of the shipper was by -no
means tha Interest of the general public,
h asserted. lie declared the people gen
erally were as much entitled to protection
at tha shipper. Forty years ago the fight
aa begun with that end In view, he said,
and It u as much a fight against ex
tortion as against discrimination, but in
tha former ratptct there has been an utter
With a huge chart to show the relative
Importance of tha various railroad groups,
lha Wisconsin senator spoke in support of
tha Cummins amendment' to the railroad
bill requiring tha prior approval by the
Interstate Commerce commission of In
creases la rates.
Mara Child's Play.
"Tha Interstate Commerce commission Is
engaged In a mere child's play," said Mr.
La Folletta, adding that it was so hedged
'about that It could not effectively deal
with; tha problem. , "The rules of the son
ate seem to be so formed as to prevent
on from speaking the truth. The rail
roads have teen having their way for forty
years. We have the sins of many con
grease to atone for if we permit this bill
to par from our hands."
While th rata regulation provision of the
president' original bill was In the public
interest, Mr. La Folletta aald, the pro
vision had been so modified by Senators
A Id rich and Elkins as to ba wholly in the
interest of the railroads.
Since January 1, he said, the rates on
wool from fit. Louis and Duluth to New
York had increased 17 and 18 per cent; on
grain and grain products, domestic, from
Ml. k Louis ta New York, 18 per cent, -and'
from Chicago to New York W per cent.
Fresh meats from Missouri river points to
Chicago, IS per cent; Missouri river points
to East St. Louis, 23 per cent, and the rates
on horses and mules between St. Paul
and La Crosse, 10 per cent.
I Western Rate' Raised.
Out of th multitude of rates to become
effective Jun 1 he cited the following:
Agricultural Implements, Chicago to St.
Paul. lSft per cent; brick, St. Paul to Chi
cago, 16 per cent; cement, St. Paul to
Chicago, 25 per cent; harness, St. Paul to
Chicago, -IS per cent; hides, green salt, St.
Paul to Chicago, 2.S per cent; paints, Chi
cago) to St. Paul, IK 4 per cent; wagons,
Lak City, Minn., to St. Louts, 14.1 per
cent; wool, St Paul to Chicago, 15 per
lie contended that instead of an increase
there should have been a decrease. -
Quoting Senator Root as saying that
unreasonable rates could be corrected
under th present law, he said that "such
Si Statement inipeacuea eiuict mt inieiu
gene or the candor of the man who
Hate An Extortionate.
Contending that the present railroad
rate are "not only not reasonable, but
are extortionate." Mr. La Follette declared
that Vthose who will not consent to giving
tha commission power to examine further
increase betray the public Interest. I am
here today to plead that rates shall not
ba further advanced until ws go back and
Cloth tha commission with authority to
determine the reasonableness of rates and
equip it so that it can perform that ser
Saying that of the 240,000 miles of rail
ways' in tha United States six groups con
trolled 200,000 miles, Mr. La Folletta found
there really waa very little variety of In
taraat, ln railway ownership In the United
State, leaving tha control In practically
on glgantio trust. He found Morgan and
Rockefeller at the head of the entire fabric
and he predicted that ultimately thoae two
names would Stan! not only for the finan
cial put for tha production and transpor
tation interests as well.
MRS., THOMAS F. DAVIS IS DEAD
tVlfa ( Commander at Fort MacKea
at Dlea In Hospital at
BHEWOArt, Wyo., May 25.-The wife of
Colonel Thomas F. Davis of the Eighteenth
United States infantry. Fort Mackensle. died
at Wyoming State hospital following an
operation at t-lt this morning. Mrs. Davis
waa taken to the state institution Monday
afternoon and was not considered to be
seriously 111, aa she waa able to walk about.
Colonel Davis has been tha commanding
officer at Fort Mackensle since November
and til faintly Is well known In army
circle. Besides her husband, tha deceased
leave two sons, one in El Paso, Tex., and
th cither In Santa Clara, Cal., and oue
daughter, wife of Lieutenant .Cummins of
T th Twenty-ninth infantry, stationed ' at
y for Niagara,
w Bay Fatally Kicked by II arse.
PIERRE. S. D.. May 24 -(Special.)-Bert,
th 11-year-old son of Mra. M. Kennedy,
Jiving In Lyman county, aouth of Fort
rurre. waa kicked In the face Sunday even
ing while lsa6ing a horse and hla skull ao
badly, crushed that several pieces were re
moved. While the boy wa living' at laat
report. It 1 aot thought that hla recovery
is possible. -
DnrkfUkon Men tis to frlaoa.
CINCINNATI. O. May 25.-Loute W.
Poster. Ed Hill, Walter Campbell. J. M.
Scott . and Arthur W. Baldwin, the five
. ..mtnbeis of the O'Dell Brokerage oinpauv.
Wtrtio tvera sentenced to Jail on chaiga of
f UVa Vtne mans ior oui-Keinnup operauona.
rd to I mien Ma'ea atarahal
Ku--ii !r1s today. I ney wore taken to
tbe couiay Jails In Dayton and Trvy, O,
Will B Exhibit
in Doxey Case
Columbus, Neb., Druggist Who Filled
Order for Poisonous Compound
Will Be Witness.
. LOUIS, Mo., May 25. Attorneys for
Dora E. Doxey, accused of poisoning
' m J. Erder, today are engaged in
. : ng from the special panel of forty
obtained yesterday in Judge Grimes'
c velve men who will acceptably, to
th. .,-tiVar the evidence for and against
When court opens tomorrow the state
will be ready to strike out fifteen names
from the panel and Mrs. Doxcy's attorneys
will then have an hour to strike off twenty
more. Assistant Circuit Attorney C. A.
Newton will make the opening statement
for the prosecution. A prescription for five
grains of cacodylata of soda, a deadly
arsenical compound, written by Dr. Loren
B. Doxey, liusband of the accused will be
an exhibit of tha trial, according to an
attorney connected with the prosecution.
The prescription was filled In Columbus
Neb., the home of the Doxeys. The drug
gist who filled the order will be one of
the state's witnesses.
The prosecution will offer in evidence the
original bottle from which the drug' was
taken. Experts will be introduced, who
are expected to testify they Injected the
drug Into guinea pigs and rabbits with
First Skirmish in
Beef Trust Case
National Packing Company and Sub
sidiary Concerns Attack Validity
CHICAGO, May 25.-The first skirmish in
the government's attack on the so-called
beef trust began before Judge Landls, In
the United States district court here today,
when counsel for the National Packing
company and Jts ten subsidiary concerns
assailed the validity of the Indictments
charging a combination in restraint of
In his argument. George T. Buckingham
for the defendants, alleged:
That the Indictment does not go Into
That it does not charge a crime, nor
cite facts constituting a crime.'
That, if there was a, crime the statute
of limitations (3-years), had run against It.
That the Indictment charges ' no . inter
That no place in which the combination
operated or had existence is alleged.
It la a combination, which la illegal; not
Measure to Establish Forestry School
at Nebraska City Approved
by Committee. :
WASHINGTON, May 25.-Senator Bur-
kett's bill for the establishment of an In
stitutlon of agriculture and forestry at Ne
braska City, Neb., as a memorial to the
late J. Sterling Morton, formerly secretary
of agriculture, was today reported by the
senate committee on agriculture, at which
Senator Dollver is chairman.
The purpose Is. to train forestry experts.
The cost of the building and grounds
would be limited by the bill to 1200,000.
Contract for th disposition of the water
supply of the reclamation projects to irri
gation systems and to individuals, corpora-
tions. associations and irrigation districts
distributing water for Irrigation are au
thorlzed in the Warren bill, which the
Irrigation committee today ordered favor
ably reported to the house.
New Jersey May
Oust the Packers
f RENTON. N. J., May IK.K notice was
flltd In the New Jersey supreme court to
day by Prosecutor Garven of Hudson
county, that h would apply to the court
on June 7 for n order dissolving the char
ters of Armour & Co., Morris & Co., Swift
& Co.. and National Packing company.
This is a new move on the part of the
Drosecutor to hav the companies punished
for their alleged conspiracy to raise, the
price of meats. K lit. Garvin should bo
aucccsaful in hi new fight thee companies
could not do buslnea In New Jersey.
UNITARIANS ELECT OFFICERS
Samael W. K.lllot of Cambridge,
Maita., Choaen President of
BOSTON', May 26. Reports of the offi
cers were read at tha annuah business
meeting of the American Unitarian asso
ciation in Tremont temple today, the third
day of the eighty-fifth anniversary week of
Rev. Sidney B. Hnow of Concord. N. It-
opened today' meetings by conducting a
mourning prayer service in King chapel.
The following officers were elected:
President Samuel W. Elliot of Cam
bridge. , , . oi
Vice presiaeni msnes w. aiucb iu n.
Rev. I Lewia G. Wilson of
Treasurer r rancis n. uncoin oi mug-
HalleyVComet Has Many
Knockers, but it is Here
Too many people are knocking on the
comet now. They want a regular flambeau
exhibition a celesttal torchlight procession
marching across tha heavens to the muslo
of the spheres. Some even insist it has
The comet has a tall. It I a long bushy
one, too. Sometimes the light of the moon
There are a whole lot of Omaha people
who don't believe it, but It la so. There Is
a, bit of knack about seeing tha comet's
Cross-Examination Leads Star Wit
ness to Declare Motive in Giving;,
"I WANTED TO, 'BE SHRIVEN"
Says He Could No Longer Stand
Burden of Sins. v
PARDON COMES AS SURPRISE
Citizenship and Rights Restored at
Court Room Door. ; ,-
DEFENSE TOUCHES . LIGHTLY
l.arrjera for Sigir
Trobe Dec0 Into
of the Man
Men Do Xot
NEW YORK, May .-Oliver Spltzer. the
ouiwrinienueni or xne Ameri
can Sugar Refining company, who walked
out or me Atlanta penitentiary with a
pardon rrom President Taft to testify for
the government In the sugar conspiracy
cases, was the chief witness at the trial of
Secretary Charles It. Helke of the American
Sugar Kefinlng company, and fava former
There was no little speculation today
over the probable attitude of the govern
ment toward the problem presented by the
mysterious disappearance of numerous
sugar trust books and records. The de
fense has agreed . to accept the figures
prepared by government experts regarding
sugar weights in the time covered by the
records In the missing volumes, but there
Is no way of reconstruumg the vanished
letter copying books of the period, con
taining the correspondence, which ' passed
between the refinery docks and the head
offices of the company. Search for these
records, it was intimated, had not been
Thompson Corrects Tratlmonr
The first witness called was John H.
Thompson, a bookkeeper In the Wall street
offices of the sugar company.
Today Thompson asked leave to correot
his testimony of yesterday.
It was Spltier who told me the docks
were being watched, not Bendernaegel,'
aald Thompson.. .
He corrected his testimony In other de
tails, mostly of minor nature.
Theodore L. Keppler, head of the Sugar
trust's refinery in South Boston, testified
as an expert to sugar making processes,
and was led to state that raw sugar would
lose In weight by being refined.
There was a general rustle of expectancy
In tha court room as Oliver Sprtser was
called for cross-examination. Washington
u. x nomas, president of the American
feugar- Refining company, who' Is under
subpoena to appear, watched the former
employe of .. the corporation closely as
Spltzer began his testimony. Spltzer was
cross-examined -Dy rormer State Senator
Clarence W. Lexow.
Appointed by Theodore Havemerer.
Spltzer said Theodore A. Havemever.
brother of the late H. O. Havemeyer, ap
pointed him superintendent of the Williams
burg dock. When he left Atlanta prison
Spltzer said he had no hope of a pardon.
and added :s
vl left my effects in Atlanta. I came
here to unburden myself of the trrv-at
wrongs I had dona all these years. I
wanted to confess all my sins before this
court and tell all I knew.
"In wanted to stand among my fellow
men once more and tell all I should have
told before. I wanted to go back to mv,
family. I wanted to be shriven of ail
that cankered me those sleepless night In
Atlanta prison, where I suffered so much.
"I could not stand It any longer. I
told Captain Flynn of the secret service
in Atlanta that I could not stand the
toiture; that I must tell the truth and 1
would not have been behind those bars, if
I had taken the advice of my lawyers,
Mr. Mackellar and Mr. Cochran. They
told me to confess, if I had anything to
confess, after my conviction last Febu
rary. They told me to confess before It was
Makea Counsel Sit Up.
Spitzr'a former counsel, Mackeller and
Cochran, who are now defending the ex
government checkers, Halllgan and Voel
ker, two of the six defendur.s, leaned for
ward In their chairs listening with close
attention to the testimony of their former
Spltzer said he had received the pardon
in the United States district attorney's of
fice, Just before he took the stand Mon
No promise, he said had been made him
by Special Deputy Attorney General Stlm-
Bon. or any one else connected with the
Spitzer stood the cross-examination well
it was neitner prolonged nor severe. " On
the re-dlrect examination. Federal Prose
cutor Stimson simply asked him if he do
sired to change his testimony as given last
"No I told the truth and have nothing
to correct," was Spitzer's reply.
GOLDEN RULE CHIEF
SUSPENDED FROM OFFICE
CLEVELAND, May 25. Pending an In
vestigation of charges against him, Chief
of Police Frederick Kohler, who has a
national reputation as the , "golden rulo
chief," was suspended by Mayor Uaehr late
today. The charges filed yesterday ac
cuse the chief of misconduct In office and
The best way la to get Into a dark but
safe place at the appointed hour and gase
at the comet from a point where the lights
of the street cannot Interfere.
"I believe a lot better comet than that
could be made," remarked Herman Peters
in his usual philosophic way, "but this one
will have to do for a while. What I like
about it Is the speed. Home day they will
make an automobile that will go that fat
Then I'll get one."
Tha comet may be aeen this evening t" ;i
aundown till it sets it U:S, I
From the Cleveland Leader.
PICTURE IDENTIFIES ERDMAN
. 1 .
Prison Photograph Shows Him to Be
PROMISES TO I TELL IT ALL
Dcclarea Himself t'nrepentant and
Abandoned When Questioned
Suit Case Found to Have
1 Been tolen."
Frank Erdman Is escaped convict No.
S9M from the state prison of Colorado at
Canon - City, according to Identification
made by the police from a prison photo
graph received Wednesday, morning.
Erdman was identified as Brlnkman at
the city Jail shortly after his arrest in
connection with the placing of an Infernal
machine on Tom Dennlson's porch. This
Identification was made by a workman
from the ' Union Paclflo ' shops. Erd
man made stout denial and has repeatedly
insisted that he never has been In Colo
rado. 1 '
The man under arrest la said to ' have
been In prison for theft of . bullion.' His
escape, according to polio Information,
was made about six year past.
When Erdman-yWfl'V' confronted with tha
picture and the suggaation that ha might
as well confess h sneered at the officers.
"I am - and I have been all my life
and I don't glva a rip for anything. In fact,
I would Just as leave die right here," was
He became Irrational and onoe.said in
the course of a wandering conversation
that he would tell all in due time.'
A letter trom Warden Tlenan of the
Colorado prison says that Erdman, alias
Brlnkman, served several terms there and
became unbalanced In prison.
The sultcaBo in which the internal ma
chine was placed came from the store of
Frellnif & Stelnle. Eighteenth and Far-
nam streets. Detectives Donahue and Helt
feld made the discovery of the place which
supplied the suitcase when they found an
nther of the same type In this store. The
suitcase was stolen, sometime since April
20, when the last Inventory was taaen.
R. G. Williams, a young man employed
by the Walter G. Clark company, me
powder firm which sold some dynamite a
few days ago which answered the descrip
tion of that placed In front of the Den-
nlson home, appeared at the station to try
to Identify Erdman as the man who bought
the dynamite. He said Erdman was not
ShrrclUle Back of Itf
Messages received In Omaha by the offi
cers from the Denver police have given rise
to the suspicion that whoever it waa who
placed the dynamite upon the porch of the
Dennlson home may liuve Deen snaiigatea
by a desire-tor revenge prompted by Frank
Shercllffe, who bears an old grudge against
the Omaha man. To bear up mis ineory
would be necessary to - presuppose
that the plot was laid in the west and that
Shericllffe, who has been taken back to
the Cation City penitentiary, has communi
cated with the man who did the work. It
Is along lines like these that the police are
bending their energies. Denver police take
a great deal of stock In the theory.
Charles Walker, who lives at tuteenm
and Vates street, and his daugnter Wed
nesday afternoon positively lueminea
Frank Erdman as a man they saw t.ai-
nrdav evening in the vicinity ot the house.
They also say that the grip Is similar to
the one the man was carrying.
Walker came Into the case uuesaay
morning, following a iciepnone iiirn
f'Mvt Donahue. The identification
rnw nlace when Erdman was among
number of other prisoners connnea in tne
city Jail. "That's the man," said Walker,
pointing to Erdman, when ho and tha
other Jail charges had passed in review.
His daughter was equally sure, uney sain
they saw him over the hill In the direc
tion of Dennlson's residence.
Erdinun Issued a statement through John
O. Yoiser, lawyer, at noon Wednesday. In
this statement he tells of his conviction c,l
theft at La Junta. Colo., and his escap
from prison. He reiterates Ills innocence
of connection In the dynamite plot.
A little want ad
in today's Bee
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It will find the house you wish to
rent or buy.
U will secure a position for you.
It will sell whatever you offer.
It brings landlord and tenant
together borrower and lender face
to tace and does a thousand and one
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Any ad 3 times, one cent a word.
Call Douglas 23p and the ad taker
will write your notice and place it
Dee Want Ada
A motoring costume possibility.
Among the Speakers is L. P. Larson
of Fremont Ohio and Pennsyl
vania Laws Considered.
CINCINNATI, O., May 2o.-Exposltlons
of model license systems and reviews of
conditions in various states were heard
by the convention of the National Whole
sale Liquor Dealers', association today. The
morning session was devoted to addresses,
but . after luncheon there were reports
from the committee on resolutions and by
L. H. Glbsori of Cincinnati on the publicity
bureau of the organization and W. E. Hull,
Peoria, HI., on the protective bureau.
The principal addresses of the morning
session were by T. M. Gilmore, president of
the Model License league, and Percy
Andrae of Cincinnati, chairman of a com
mittee wMch recently completed a sur
vey of the results 'of the Rose local option
law in Ohio. .
In addition ' there were addressee by
Ignatius Kugel. Cincinnati, president of
tha Wine and Spirit association; Frederick
Dlehl, Chicago; Owsley Broen, Louisville,
and L; P. Larson, Fremont, Neb. -
W. J.- Friday, Pittsburg, upheld the
workings of the Brooks license law In
"Proper license lawa should be advocated
by the trade," he said, "not for the people
appearing as enemies of our business, but
to prevent improper men being licensed
and disorderly places from being con
ducted. Temperance agitators prefer dis
orderly to orderly liquor stores."
Call on Roosevelt
Former President Visited by Deputa
tion from Inter -Parliamentary
LONDON, May 25. A deputation from the
British group of the Interparliamentary
union was received by Mr. Roosevelt today.
The deputation was headed by Lord
Weardale and presented the former presi
dent with an address setting forth the alms
of the union and the hopes of the British
group for universal peace.
Mr. Roosevelt in reply expressed his sym
pathy with the cause represented by the
visitors. He spoke briefly, as his throat
is still bothering him somewhat.
i ' '
Fifty Thousand Citizens of Illinois
May Be Affected by Inquiry
Begun at Rock Island.
ROCK ISLAND, May 25. State's Attor
ney L. M. Maglll stated here today that
probably 60,000 citizens of Illinois will be
affected directly by the Impending grand
jury investigation of alleged misapplication
of funds of certain fraternal insurance as
toclatlons, particularly the Fraternal
Tribunes. Mr. Maglll stated that the in
vestigation has so many ramifications that
the work will require a month.
Doctrine of "Elect Infants" '
Again Up for Discussion
LEWISBURG, W. Va., May
standing for two cealurles and
l half as
a doctrine of the, church, the "Elect ltfanl"
clause of the confession of faith the
Southern Presbyterian church came up for
revision today in the general assembly In
session here. Tha church is divided into
confessional; th other advocates boldly
changing the wording ot the "elect Infant"
several parties on the question and the
fight for or against It has been waged for
Tha question arose from the comment
being made that If "elect" infants are
saved, there must be some Infants that
are not "elect." How to say, In churchly
language, that the church holds that all
Infants are "elect" Is the problem.
At the last assembly an ad-Interim com
mittee, headed by Dr. A. M. Fraser. was
appointed to propose to thia assembly a
proper wording of the proposed amend
ment. It was itbis report that waa st for
Those who favor action by tha church
FIFTEEN INJURED IN WRECK
Two Coaches of Rio Grande Train
Roll Down Embankment.
VICTIMS ARE TAKEN TO PUEBLO
Accident, Which Happened Near
Cnchnraa Junction, Was Canard
by Spreading of the
PUEBLO, Colo., May 25. FIrieen peo
pie were Injured at 1:30 a. m. today,
when two coaches of Denver & Ilio
Grande train No. 116 Jumped the track
two miles from Curiaras Junction, Colo.
Spreading rails caused the wreck and
two cara went down the embankment.
Morris Hausman, 330 West Sixteenth
avenue, Denver, left side bruised.
Samuel Lorton, officii! of Soldiers'
Home at Monte Vista, Colo., back and neck
hurt, cut on hand.
is. Ij. Jacobs. .Kansas City. Mo., hip
Mrs. George Strange. Kansas City, Mo.,
Mra. H. J. Strange. Dodge City, Kan.,
W. J. Uyrd. Oakfleld, Colo., toe broken,
shin and knee lacerated.
John Zelgler, Strawabury, Kan., leg
Charles- Stout, 2608 South street, Den
ver, cut on head and mouth.
.John Coleman, Carmel, Ind., cut on
head; shoulder and arm bruised.
Arthur Warner, news agent, Denver,
shoulder and hip broken.
Simon Young, Des Moines, la., arm
hurt. . . . ;
Heorge W. "Pierce, Alamosa, Colo, cut
W. F. Blair, Atlanta, Kan., back and
Joseph Wright, Arkcltff, Colo., head
and leg bruised.
Perry Johnson, railroad laborer, leg
and back hurt.
A wrecking train with seven physicians
left Pueblo 1 r the scene of the wreck
and the injured were brought here and
taken to St. Mary's hospital. Several of
the injured are in a serious condition.
WILL ENFORCE THE
Department to Bring- Trst Caara aa to
Space to Be Allowed Live
WASHINGTON, May 25. (Special.) A
controversy has arisen between some of the
railroads of the . country and the larger
live stock shippers In regard to the space
In the cars which must be afforded an
imals in transit from one state to another,
in order to make unloading unnecessary
and still comply with tha twenty-eight-hour
law. The Department of Agriculture
has been appealed to by both railroads and
shippers, and today the position of the de
partment is tentatively announced as fol
lows: It is the Intention of tlio department to
Institute a number of test cases and secure
rulings from the federal courts as to what
space must be afforded. It Is claimed by
the department that this Is the only course
open, since no power Is given the secre
tary Of agriculture by the law to make rul
ings and regulations regarding space to be
afforded In cars.
In all cases where live stock Is not un
loaded en route "Into properly equipped
pens for rest, water and feeding," the cars
must be provided with facilities for feed
ing and watering In transit, and live stock
must, - when so fed and watered, receive
proper feed and water.
Texas-Mexican Veterans Meet.
HOSTON. Tex., May 23. Texas-Mexican
war veterans mt-t in reunion today, with
an attendance of fourteen. Thursdav mm
be spent on the field of San Jacinto, where
General Sam Houston crushed General
Santa Ana In 1836. winning the indepen
dence of Texas.
on the subject are sub-divided Into turn
classes. One would taek a footnote to the
The ad-inttrlm committee reported its
first recommendation aa a footnote read
ing: "Thle paragraph (the elect infant
clauae) cannot, by a fair interpretation of
th language, be construed as teaching
that any of those who die In infancy are
lost and It is not the belief of the Pres
byterian church in the United States that
any Infanta dying in Infancy are lost."
As second choice the committee recom
mended that the present clause be super
ceded by the following:
"If those whom God hath given to the
Lord Jesus to be his seed, such ai are
incapable of being outwardly called by tha
ministry of the word, are regenerated and
saved ly Christ, through the spirit who
workatli when and where and how he
Thla was drawn to proiact the doctr'ne
of election, to avoid Implying that any
dying infanta are lost and to preaerve th
theoretical tyla of th confession.
Trade Excursionists Due in Omaha
This Morning After Jaunt of
LAST NIGHT SPENT IN DALLAS
Entertainment EnJs with Vaudeville
Show in Dining Car.
WELCOME IN SOUTH -DAKOTi
Fairfax, Bonesteel, Gregory
Dallas Give Receptions.
SCHOOL CHILDREN MEET TRAIK
I.Utle Ones, with Colors and Pnilrcs,
Greet Visitors in .tinny To,wiia
Women I.onil Reception
GREGORY, S. D., May (Spi-clal Tele.
j gram. Without question the most unlnin
reception tendered the trade boosters wai
that at Herrick. S. D., on the Inst after
noon. A. W. Jefferls is chairman of tht
committee to receive delegations mcet ng
At Herrick Chief Yellow Horse of the .
Sioux from Pones Creek and fifty-aeven
'of his braves and squaws constituted th
jaige committee. ' ,.
"Glad to see you, Yellow Horse; glad you
are here to greet us," said Jefferls as lis
shook hands with the old Ind'an.
Sticking out the left hand while Jefferls
gripped the right. Yellow Horse screwed up
his fare and replied: "Give me that So."
Charles E. McChesney, Indian agent, had
brought the Indians.. In, telling them th
Boosters were the same men who gave the
Ak-Sar-Ben. Tellow Horse has visited the
Ak-Sar-Ben festivities several times and
always got $6 for dancing with the Bone
steel band. There was nothing doing In the
way of a reception from his commute
until the $5 was collected.
Fifty minutes of Bptrlted dancing fol
Put In Dsir Dny.
BONESTEEL, S. I)'., May 25. (Special
Telegram.) From Cretghton, through the
Rosebud country and valley of the Verdi
gris to Dallas, the end of the Northwestern
line, and practically the end ot the trade
boosters' Journey, the weary and footsore
workers have made their way. It has been
brightened by the greetings of thousands
of school children waving flags and singing
May 25 has been a holiday for the peo
ple and every town has had a holiday ap
pearance. In Fairfax, for Instance, the day
had been Beclared by handbills put out sev
eral, times by the cltisens' committee, ad
vising people to take a dy off and greet
the Omaha boosters... .... ,
The first big demonstration wa at
Spencer, Neb., where automobiles were
provided to take the entire party to tha
town on a hill. In front of the school
huse ' the children were lined up. Each
child had a flag and wore a badge which
read "Spencer Boosters." Everyone on the
streets also wore ribbons. - As tha boost
ers came along the children gave their
yell. They were led by Kf young woman,
who kept the yelling going like a drum
major would a band.
"Who are we? Who are wa? We are the
Spencer boosters; can't you see!" was the
yell they gave.
Here was secured one of the best mov
ing pictures taken on the trip, th light be
ing perfect. After a short stop at Anoka,
the entire party was driven to Butte, three
and one-half miles away. There waa no
reason to regret the trip.
Women Welcome Uooatfra.
In Butte the women took, charge of the
reception, pinning badge on everyone In
the party. From. a specially constructed
stand Mr. Jefferls spok to the crowds,
telling them that, as the town seemed to
be run by women, he believed he would
move t6 Butt, . a under such circum
stances he could surely he elected to of
fice. The town was decorated with flags
and bunting. More extensive decorations
were never used by the peoplo Of Butte for
any clcbratlon than wera displayed lit
honor of the Omaha boosters.
Fairfax, presented a golden key to tha
city, and from a decorated stand erected
in the center of the main street the visitors
were given another welcome to South Da
kota and to Gregory county In particular.
Arriving In Bonesteel another reception
by the school children had been arranged
and with their teachers wr at the train
to meet the Omahans. An Immense Ameri
can flag was hung from a ropa across tha
main street of the town and forward of
this A. 'W. Jefferls mad a speech. The
people of Boneateel, with their Usual enter
prise, had invited all the fanners on that
part of tho old reservation to be In town
to meet the Omahans, and from the alxa
of the crowd they were all there. Return
ing to their farm, their automobiles raced
along the side ot the train, giving a re
markable, demonstration ot the prosperity
of the claimliolders who u few years ago
drew lucky number at the great Rosebud
opening and have since developed fauna
which have mado them independently
Dallas Receives Visitors.
For days Dallas had planned to entertain
the visitors and the city was well prepared
for a crowd from Omaha. It will be witli
the greatest difficulty that th party la
loaded on the train to leave Dallas. Al
ready the time of leaving ha been extended
an hour and the Boosters will not arrive iu
Omaha until S o'clock or later. A smoker
tendered by the business men of Dallas, a
dance and the moving picture show given
by' the Boosters formed a part of tha en
tertainment. The visit to tha Rosebud country at thlj
time is regarded as one ot the best posslblt
trips. Steam plows, ripping up Sixteen fur
rows at once, were teen at work along the
line and told ot th new farm and pew
homes to be established l)w customers for
tho Omaha market. When the train leaves
Dallas an afmateur theatrical show will be
given in the dining car, . whio has been
converted into a moving picture theater.
Rufus Belasco Harris of Armour & Co. 's
presenting the performance, backed by suen
comedians as Joe Kelly in monologues, J.
Deforest Richards aa the money channel,
Paul Beaton as the volunteer soldier and a
quartet ot which J. II. Thomas of the Cumi
Exchange bank Is the leader.
Feudist Killed front Atubnali.
JACKSON, Ky., May SB. Alexander
Combs, member ot a well known Hieiiti.at
county family, was ehot tnd kill, d from
ambush today, while floating down Ilia
Kentucky rler on a rat
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