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    The Omaha Daily Bee
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to the homes of poor and rich.
For Nebraska Fair
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VOL. XXX IX-NO. .".00.
Charles 11. Heike and Two Former
Subordinates Await Decision
in Fraud Case.
"Heike Never Drew Breath of Pesti
lential Air," Says Defense.
Guilt Put on Shoulders of H. 0. Have
meyer, Deceased Officer.
Attorney Mn ncta field Hectares that
Flaht In llr lnr Made no Prla
rllinl lirfenilnnt a Mm
lllKlirr I p.
:j;V VUKK, June . Charles K. Heike,
ci retary of the American Sugar Refining
company, and Ills two former subordinates
I'll trial with him, charged with conspiracy
to derraud the government by fraudulent
weighing uf sugar Imports, will know soon
whether the law holds them guilty or In
nocent. Mr. Lexow today followed the general line
of argument adopted by the defense and
brought Into prominence the name of the
late H. O. Havemeyer, up to tho time of
his 4-ath, shortly after the discovery of
tho suKor frauds
"I would not like to say anything against
the memory of the dead, Bald Mr. Iexow,
"hut 1 am sure there Is nut the slightest
doubt In the mind 01 any one here that
11. o. Havemeye- knew every detail down
to the minuteHt item of what took place In
the refinery. Ucrbraeht he ordered about
I.Uo one of the office boy."
Defends Ai'puurd Man.
"Heike never drew a breath of the pes-
' J.1H ntlu! air of the sugar docks." said At
torney Stuuchf leld, who followed Mr.
Lexow aU Hummed up for the accutied
"He m not contaminated by the frauds.
Mr. Stlmson wants to convict this man so
that Mr. Wlckersham cm tell the public
he has convicted the man higher up," con
tinued the attorney, pointing to Heike. He
oddod that Heike was only a salaried em
ployfe. Where did. Spitzer get It?" cried Mr.
. Etunchfield, alluding to the SlGo.MOO he said
tho evidence howed Oliver Spitxer de
posited in the banks within six years. "He
didn't get It from the sugar company."
Mr. Stanchfleld did not make It clear at
the time where he thought Spltaer's thou
sands came from while, he was drawing 5S
a eek from the sugar company,
Mr. Stlmson summed up the government's
case, taking up the evidence bit by bit
nd welding It Into what he contended was
comDuts, cjialft. uf pi-oof against the three
defendants. ' '
Slan Injured from Shock Expires at
St. Joseph's Hospital Identity
Not Fnllr Disclosed.
Harry Cooper died yeBterday afternoon
In St. Josepll's hospital having remained
unconscious since the evening of May 24,
when he was admitted to the Institution
following a fall on the pavement at
Twenty-first and Cuming streetB.
kit Is supposed he came to the city from
C'nian, Neb. This was the address on
an envelope found In a pocket but no fur
ther proof of Identification has yet been
obtained. The fall which culminated in
tbe man's death followed a shove by
; John Schell, a machinist In the employ
' f the street car company, who lives at
S015 South Thirty-first street.
According to Schell's story, Cooper had
been so persistent In begging that he
hook him oft while he was holding his
arm. He fell on the pavement and was
picked up unconscious. After the case
had been Investigated by County Attor
. Iiey Kngllsh, Schell wus released from the
city Jail- Coroner Crosby has taken
charge of the body and will direct a post
mortem to ascertain the cuuse of death
Afilch la believed to be a fracture of the
Tie of the skull.
ajobn II. Murphy of 4 hlcuito la ( bourn
' President of American Medical
BT. LOUIS, Mo., Juno 9. Officers were
elected at the sixty-first annual session
of the American Medical association today
and the standing committees, which were
announced by President William H.
Welch, were confirmed by the house of
delegates. Lr. John 11. Murphy of Chicago
j was elected president and Ir. George H.
' Simmons of Chicago secretary.
I In the section on dermatology a paper
J lire. Isadora Dyer and Ralph Hopkins
sNew Orleans contained the announce
ment that leprosy is spreading to nearly
every state In the union and that no con
certed nu'jhoil of carina; for lepers is prac-
tlctd. Officials were accused of neglecting
the quurantlnu law.
The Importance of the prevention of in
- fant mortality was Impleaded upon the
delegates at tho section on preventive
medicine and public health. lrs. Gottfried
jvueiuur una i;. si. i. lair 1'i ane ok I.IU
cago reported that one-third of all deaths
among rhlldern In Chicago are among chll
I dren under 5 years of age and a large
percentage of these are from preventable
causes. Seven other sectional meetings
were held.
This afternoon those attending the con
vention witnessed a double balloon ascen
sion. FEWERS
I'lsa to Promote Adoption of Na
tional Labor Aareemeut la
WASHINGTON. June S.-Endorslng a
proposal that the organised brewing in
dustry offer active assistance to govern
ment authorities Iq. devising measures for
the regulation of the retail liquor traffic
and approving a plan to promote the
adoption of a national labor agreement
and a national arbitration agreement, the
fiftieth jf nual convention of the fulled
titatfl'yewers' association adjourned
Harrison Says
He Was Rebuffed
at White House
New York Representative Charges
President Refused to See Him
After Making Appointment.
WASHINGTON. June .-Representative
Frnncls liurtun Harrison of New York said
today that he had received a rebuff at the
White limine from President Taft.
In company with Representative Gold
fogle, his colleague, and Kelllher of Massa
chusetts, Mr. ' "-lBon escorted a delega
tion of Jev;' lis to the' White House
to talk with ldent about using his
good offices ' ' ' ting the massacre of
Jews In Russia '!; . j
After the pari s. lted some time, 'It
is suid, Seeretai n privately In
formed Mr. Hart X the president
declined to see hlif. r. '.
When asked for tl which actu
ated the president, M, -f 'v 'n said:
"I have none to give.?';, 'ght inquire
aliout that of the preslo
No explanation of the ..vlson episode
had been obtained from the White House
up to 3:30 p. m. There was a general dis
position to connect the affair with Mr.
Harrison's resolution Introduced In the
house several weeks ago and later with
drawn, calling on the attorney general for
Information In regard to his summary of
U j Olavls charges against Secretary Bal
Knger, Secretary Norton Bald that a statement
on the subject probably would be made
later In the day,
Uepiesentative Harrlso'i was very in
dlgnunt when he returned to the capltul
over the refusal of the -president to Bee
him, Inasmuch, he said, as he had made
the appointment with the president two
days ago and had received no warning that
he was to be publicly humiliated.
Mr. Harrison is a democrat and Is serv
ing his seccor.d term.
Train Strikes
Funeral Coach
Minister and Three Other Persons
Returning from Service Killed
at Haverstraw, N. Y.
HAVERSTRAW, N. Y., June 9.-Four
persons were killed and one seriously In
jured here today when a locomotive struck
a coach returning from a funeral. The vic
tims were William Bebee of Haverstraw,
Rev. A. Romath, pastor of the Methodist
church of New City, and Mr. and Mrs. K.
V. Slefred of New City, killed, and Mrs.
Perry Kessler, critically Injured.
Stabs His Divorced
Wife and Self
Paul Muehle Fatally Wounds Woman
Who Was to Marry Another
Man Saturday.
' KANSAS CITY, June 9. Jealous because
his divorced wife was to marry another
man next .Saturday, Paul Muehle went to
her home In this city today and stabbed
her several times. He then sloshed him
self In an attempt to commit suicide. Both
are now In the General hospital In a dying
condition. Attending physicians stated
that Muehle may live, but that the woman
probably will did.
J. W. Tan Newklrk in Critical Con
dition from Gas Poisoning;
and Mar Die.
CHICAGO, June 9 (Special Telegram.)
J. W. Van Newklrk, a wealthy farmer from
Oshkosh, Neb., was found unconscious today
from gaa poisoning ut Grace hotel. A gas
Jet was partly open. Mr. Van Newklrk was
rushed to the county hospital, where little
hope was held for his recovery. The police
were unable to ascertain from the circum
stances whether the occurrence had been
accidental or otherwise. Mr. Van Newklrk
retired early and hotel employes noticed
the light was extinguished before mid
night. At an early hour the night watch
man smelled escaping gas and forced open
the door.
Judge Hay Says He Has No Claim
by Reason of Adverse
Anton Gsanter had a little plan of cam
paign against the Northwestern railroad,
but It was knocked Into a cocked hat by
Judge Day In district court who denied the
Injunction Osanter prayed for.
Osanter owned two lots at the corner of
Thirteenth and Chicago streets, one facing
Thirteenth and the other lot abutting on
Chicago. He sold these two lots to the
railroad "as surveyed, platted and re
corded." Then he proceeded to fence In a
strip on Thirteenth and a strip on Chi
cago outside the boundaries of these lots.
He asserted title by adverse possession and
when the road sought to build a di
agonally across the two lots from the Thir
teenth street side, Gsanter filed a petition
for an Injunction. Thirteenth street Is not
open, but the attorneys for the road showed
that a street ls platted there. By the rul
ing of the court Utanter will be unable to
collect from the road for the use of the
This Cabby Likes Rain
Better Than Sunshine
Omaha has a cabman who doesn't mind
the rain In fact, he rather enjoys It, and
has a reputation about the Union station
of never being driven from the seat of his
omnibus by a rain storm. Other cabbies
blanket their horses and seek refuge within
the waiting room of the station, but Bob
Garrett prefers to sit upon his cab and get
Wednesday morning while the moisture
was pouring down In big drops In shrets.
In fact the other cabbies left their horses
In the rain, but sought for themselves the
protection of the station. Not so with Bob
Garrett. He sat perches upou the seat of
the Omaha Transfer company's omnibus
Savings Bill, as Framed by Repub
lican Caucus, Favored by Vote
of 192 to 113.
Democratic Substitute Turned Down
by Heavy Vote Against It.
Senate Leaders Hold Conference with
President Taft on Stocks.
Statement Made that Provision, In
Honae Meaanre Covering Issu
ance of Bonds Will Lose
WASHINGTON, June 9.-The postal sav
ings bank bill, as framed by the republican
caucus of the house, was passed tonight,
the vote, being 192 to 113. The bill already
has passed the senate.
' The democratic substitute for the postal
savings bank bill was defeated In the
house by a vote of 196 to 113.
Representative Sims of Tennessee, deter
mined that a quorum of the house should
listen to the debate on the postal savings
bank bill, made the point of "no quorum"
as soon as the Journal had been read In
that body today.
Mr. Sims also desired to provide an au
dience for Representative Moon of his
state, who was prepared to speak against
the bill of the majority and the substitute
of the minority providing for postal sav
ings bar.kB, Mr. Moon being opposed to
any plan for the establishment of postal
Railroad Bill Discussed.
Senate leadrrs today told President Taft
that there was little or no chance of pass
ing through the senate the provision In
tho house railroad, bill 1 providing for su
pervision of the Issuance of stocks and
bonds by the Interstate Commerce commis
sion. The president had expressed the hope
that this provision might be contained In
the railroad bill as finally adopted. There
seems little likelihood that the senate con
ferees will accept the provision.
The senate today sustained the action of
tne committee on appropriations, striking
out the house provision In the sundry civil
bill relieving labor organizations from
prosecution, under the antt-trust law, 34
to Its.
Millers Tell More
of Bleached Flour
Men from Spring Wheat Belt Say that
' Bread from Bleached Product
is Inferior.
KANSAS CITY, June 9. Direct testimony
and the cross-examining of witnesses still
claim entire attention In the bleached flour
case being tried In the United States cir
cuit court here. Several revelations re
garding the alleged bad effects of flour
after Its treatment to the bleaching pro
cess, characterized yesterday's session.
Merton F. Dennison of Red Wing, Minn.,
a miller, testified that dough made frorrx
bleached flour was less elastic than that
made from unbleached flour.
William Graham, a miller of Groton, S.
D., testified that he had used a bleaching
process for two years lri his mill. He had
not used the Alsop process, but on that
treated the flour similarly In bleaching.
He said that his experiments had proven
that using a given amount of flour the un
bleached product gave a better volume of
bread than the bleached and that the
bread made from the unbleached flour re
tained the natural flavor of the wheat, but
that the bread made from the bleached
product was less palatable.
He said that new wheat was more yellow
than old wheat and that bread made from
new wheat was not so good as that made
from old wheat. He said that flour made
from new wheat when bleached was whiter
than unbleached flour made from old
Committee Which Met in Chicago
Decides to Auandou Visit to
the President.
CHICAGO, June 9. The Joint committee
of western shippers and Illinois Manufac
turers' asscolatlon, which had planned a
trip to Washington to consult with Presi
dent Taft over his attitude toward the re
cent attempt to advance rates, disbanded
today and postponed the trip.
WASHINGTON, June 9-Representatlves
of the railroads east of Chicago and north
of the Ohio river at a conference held here
today decided that the advanced freight
rates should be filed as effective August
1. pending the enactment of the raiiroad
hill now In confeience. If for any reason
;he bill should not become a law by Au
gust 1 a further postponement of the date
will be granted.
for two hours in the pouring rain. Directly
below his seat was a small sign which
read, "The Only Way." but his fellow cab
men took exception to this motto and de
clared that Garrett's ' method of holding
fort was the only way for a man who
didn't know enough to come In out of the
"The only way to drive Bob from his
seat," said one of the cabbies, "Is to pour
on the sunshine full blast. Hs don't like
the sunshine and will duck for cover, but
he seems to take glory In sitting In the
rain. 1 prefer to get In out of the wet, but
Bob will sit for hours In a heavy ra n and
you couldn't drive him from his seat."
From the. Washington Herald,
Man Chosen President
Beatrice Meeting.
Twenty-Five Hundred Raised and
Six Thousand Apportioned to
Varlona Counties Parade
Ends Beselon. I
BEATRICE, Neb., June . (Special Tele
gram.) The business session of the State
Sunday School convention4 vioed-th!s aft
ernoon wkh the election- 6f these officers r
President G. G. Wallace or Omaha.
Vice President E, J. Wlghtnwui of York.
Recording Secretary C. C. . Westcott,
Treasurer E. C. Babcock, Lincoln.
Teachers' Training Rev. J. M. Kersey,
D. D., of Omaha.
Adult P. G. Dawson, Falrburv.
Intermediate Mrs. W. R McOloud. York.
Home Mrs. Frank Roof, Beaver City.
Pastors Rev. R. A. Schell, Hastings.
Missionary Rev. F. G. Knauer, Nelson.
Temperance Rev. J. D. M. Buckner, Uni
versity Place.
Visitation Rev. Mr. Clark, I-exlnRton.
Western District S. K. Warrick, Scott's
North Central O. O. Snyder. O'Neill.
Central H. Lomax, BrokerNRow.
East Central J. R. Haiuia, Xireeley.
Northeast J. D. Haskell, Wakefield, and
O. R. Merdlth, Norfolk.
East Division J. F. Smith, Omaha; I. P.
Gage, Fremont; E. C. Gllland, David Cltv;
Bert A. Wilcox, Omaha.
Southeastern Division L. C. Oberlles.
Lincoln; E. D. Wright, eBatrice; G. L.
Hi.rrtlck. Nehawka,
South Division F. A. Hunt. Aurora) J.
S. Dick, Crete; J. C. McLi.cas, Falrbury.
Southwestern Division W. R Nlchol,
Resolutions were passed expressing ap
preciation ot the entertainment afforded.
The principal speakers today were Mrs.
Mary Brynet of Chicago, Edward Dennison
of Omaha and Prof. Elrhhom.
The matter of raising $10,000 for Sunday
school work In the state was discussed, and
$2,600 In pledges was secured, fi.OOO being
apportioned to the various counties, leav
ing 11,500 yet to eb raised. The sum of
$1,000 was subscribed for a memorial to
Mrs. Haynes, late superintendent of ele
mrntary work In the state.
This evening a monster parade, headed
by the Beatrice Military band, was held,
participated In by more than 1,00 men,
cutrylng flags and banners. Excursion
trains from Wymore, Fairbury and other
points brought nearly 1.000 people to the
city to witness the parade and attend the
closing session. '
The convention closed tonight with ad
dresses by Rev. W. D. Stem of Kansas
City and William Brown, general secre
tary. The crowd was so large that many eould
not get Into the church.
The weather has
nothing to do with
it. Advertise.
In rain or shine advertise.
If you want to sell a thing, tell
everybody about It.
People read your ad more in
gloomy weather than fair.
Now is a splendid time to get a
good Bervent.
It la a good time to secure a
desirable place.
Use these little want ada. Use
them freely. 100,000 people read
Bee want ads will rent your prop,
erty. sell your land, find bargains
for you, etart you in business, take
you out ot business.
They will do a thousand and one
services that can't be done any
other way.
Cull Douglas 238 and a
cheerful staff will wait upon
Looking for Sun Spots
Million Dollars
for Princeton
Board of Trustees Announces that
University Will Get Big Addi
tion to Endowment.
PRINCETON, N. J., June 9.-As a re
sult of a special meeting of the board
of trustees of Princeton university to
day the Institution will acquire about $1,
160,000 in gifts. The bulk of this, comes
as a renewal of the offer made by Wil
liam Cooper Proctor of Cincinnati and
brings to an end the controversy over .the
site bT the graduate college
Mr. Proctor, In May, 1908, offered the
university $500,000 on condition that the
alumni raise an equal amount. During
the controversy over the site Mr. Proc
tor's gift was withdrawn. With the re
newal of the gift the half million to be
given by the alumni Is said to be assured
in pledges.
Mrs. Russell Sage, It was announced,
has given $150,000 to add to the dormi
tories already donated by her and to
bull a great memorial tower 100 feel
high on the campus. The bequest by the
late Isaac C. Wyman of Salem, Mass.,
variously estimated at from $2,000,000 to $4,
000,000, It Is said, was the direct cause of
the closing of the breach over the gradu
ate college site, which was the chief con
dition of the original proctor offer.
Woman Murdered
Mrs. Elizabeth Schultz, Aged 74, is
Killed by Bobbers, Who Set
Fire to House.
LEAVENWORTH. Kan., June 9. Eliza
beth Schults, , a wealthy widow, 74 years
old, was found murdered In her home
within a block of the police station here
early today. It Is believed robbery was
the motive of the murderer, who set fire
to the house after killing the woman and
ransacking the premises. The victim's
body was badly burned.
A policeman passing the house discovered
that It was on tire. Knowing that the
aged woman lived alone, he broke down
the front door and found that a hole had
been burned In the floor of a front room
over the cellar. He rushed Into the cellar
and extinguished the fire and then dis
covered the nude body of the woman there.
The woman's arms were partly burned
off and the body badly charred.
It Is said that Mrs. Schults was worth
$500,000 and that she kept a large sum
In her house.
Senate Adopts Conference Report on
Measure by Forty-Five to
WASHINGTON, June 9-The conference
report on the river and harbor bill was
adopted In the senate by a vote of 45 to 12.
Mr. Wickersham Speaks of
the Value of Thoroughness
NAZARETH, Pa., June 9. Because of
President Taft's desire to have Attorney
General Wickersham In Washington during
the conference on the railroad bill the pro
gram for the commencement exercises of
Nazareth Hall Military academy, at which
the attorney general delivered the prin
cipal address, was somewhat disarranged.
Mr. Wickersham was to have been among
the last speakers, but received a telegram
from the president summoning him at once
to the conference. The attorney general
Immediately prepared to leave for Wash
ington, but a later message Informed him
that the meeting had been postponed until
4 o'clock.
The attorney general, who was graduated
from the academy In IK7J, spoke on 'The
Value of Thoroughness." He said, In part;
"The besettuig sin of our people today
Governor of South Dakota Appar
ently Forges Ahead of Egan.
"Independent" Republican, However,
Btlll Clalnia Election in 1II Favor
Stalwarts Concede "Pro
gressive" Victory.
SIOUX FALLS, 8. P., Juno 9.-Returns
from forty-one out of fifty-seven counties
.give Vesoey, progressive, for governor, .18,-
50; Egan,' Independent, 17,142; Elrod, stal
wart, 14.491. v George W. Egan, lndepend
ent republican candidate for governor still
claims he carried the state by not Jess
than 3,000. The official count may be
necessary to settle the dispute.
The Indications are that the stalwart
republicans have renominated Congressmen
Martin and Burke. A report from Huron
'Chairman Richards, manager of the
progressive republican campaign 'declares
emphatically that the returns Justify the
statement that Governor Vessey Is nomi
nated by a substantial plurality. While
no figures are given the chairman states
his declaration Is based on authentic re
turns regardless of claims made by the
oposltion and that the official count will
confirm his statement."
Later returns make no material change
as to congressional candidates, Thorsen
and Schrader running quae evenly and
somewhat In advance of Martin and Burke
ABERDEEN, S." D June 9.-Chalrman
John C. Simmlnh and Secretary T. B. Rob
erts of the stlwart camaplgn committee
concede the nomination of Governor Ves
sey for governor, late returns giving him a
lead over Egan.
Kellner Girl Last
Seen in Church
Woman Remembers Seeing Her
Kneeling Saying Prayers Day
She Disappeared.
LOUISVILLE, Ky, June O.-The one
missing link of evidence necessary to es
tablish the fact that Aim Kellner was
last seen alive In St. John's Catholic church
was obtained last night by Frank Fehr.
the murdered child's uncle. Mrs. Rosa
Steeuble, who lives a few blocks from the
scene of the murder, will be called today
at the coronor's Inquest.
She was probably the last person save
the murderer who saw the child alive. Mrs.
Staeuble says Joseph Wendllng, the miss
ing Janitor, who Is being sought in connec
tion with the murder, was In the church
when she loft and that she hoticed him
moving about the church several times dur
ing her stay of a quarter of an hour, and
that she had remarked at the clone atten
tion he paid to the little girl, who was on
her knees pi ay Inf.
Mrs. Staeuble's story and the finding of
a bloody knife and bloody raaor among
the effects of Wendllng are the Uient h.
velopments In the use.
Is superficiality; we are too often con'ent
with doing a thing, as w. ,ay, -WJ,
enough.' Let me Impress on you the
thought that nothing Is 'well enough' that
can be better done. A few weeks ago I
attended a banquet given in New York to
tho great English gneral. Lord Kitchener
In replying to the toast In his honor he
spoke of a visit he had Just made to' the
United (-tales Military academy at West
point and he said that whut struck him
there was the thoroughness with which the
work of the cadets was done.
"That was the quality which . had dls
tlngulshed the Illustrious general himself
In his own work and by means of which he
had been enabled to reconquer the Houdan
and so end the. ten years' telgn of terror In
Central Afiica. and the application of that
same quality enabled the English to finally
subdue the Boers In South Africa."
Senator from Texas Insists that He
and Others Were Treated
Republicans Will Welcome Him Back
from His Victory.
Former Congressman from Sixth Iowa
Gives His Opinion.
town Man Who Has Been Solicitor
of the Treasury for Thirteen
Years Gives Over Ilia
(From a Stnff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, June 9. (Special Tele
gram.) Notwithstand the combined efforts
ot Senators Bailey, Beverldge and Burton
to send the rivers and harbor appropria
tion bill back to conference with Instruc
tions to tho senate conferees to have re
stored In the bill certain provisions which
were knocked out In Joint conference, the
senate refused, by a vote of 45 to H. to
follow the lead of the senators indicated
and ratified tho action of the conferees.
Senator Bailey In strictures on the bill
was particularly .severe against certain
army engineers who, ho said, knew n i
more about a commercial proposition tlva.i
a goat. He said that Senator Burton had
been punished by the senate committee c.i
commerce by discontinuing appropi'
for waterways commission and that i.o
was to be still further punished because
he had the temerity to crltcixe the meas
ure. Senator Balky's assertion was indig
nantly denied by Senator Martin of Vir
ginia, who Is minority member of the con
ference comnilttce. It Is expected that the
house will take up the conference report
on the bill tomorrow, now that the sen
ate by nu overwhelming vote has ratified
the action of its conferees. Both Senators
Butkett and Brown voted for the confer
ence report, as did Senators Dolllver of
Iowa and Gamble and Crawford of South
Oration for Smith.
Te regular republicans of the house are
preparing to give Judge Walter I. Smith of
Council Bluffs a great ovation when he ap
pears on the floor tomorrow. His friends
made a special effort to be present today
when the house assembled, rather cxpeotlng
Representative Smith would put In an ap
pearance. So enthusiastic are they over the
victory of the Council Bluffs statesman
that It would not be surprising If he should
be carried by some of his mora, athletic
admirers to the speaker's rostrnm und "a
sperch "demanded. A rather healthy boom
for Smith for the .speakership has already
developed in tho reuulnrs' camp, as few
expect Cannon to be a candidate for re
election, and tho general popularity of Mr.
Smith leads his friends to think he will be
the strongest candidate they, can muster.
The progressive members from Iowa are
uncertain as to what their attitude on
Smith's candidacy will be. but it Is thought
they will ultimately fall In line for him.
Ex-Representative John F. Lacy of
Iowa, one of many callers at the White
House today, was pleased with the out
come of tbe republican primaries In Iowa.
He has been one of the lenders of "Stand
patters" In that slate and for yearsj was
the bulls-eye for Cummins' marksmenl
"We have won a si tat victory In Iowa,"
he said, "and we are now In a fair way
to rid ourselves of the domination of
United States senators who undertake to
dictate to the people of the state from
here. Advices are that we will control
six of the eleven congressional districts'
and the full control of the coming state
convention anil state organisation. That
ought to be sufficient tos how that Iowa
republicans do not care to be told from
Washington how they must do or what
they must say."
Mnnrlee O'Connell Resigns.
. Maurice D. O'Connell of Iowa, who has
been solicitor of treasury for the last
thirteen years has resigned. President
Taft today, In a highly eulogistic letter,
accepted Mr. O'Connell's resignation which
bore date of June 1. Mr. O'Connell's
resignation is wholly voluntary and when
his term Is up In October he will leave
with his wife for a trip to the far east,
with object of Joining his daughter, wife
of Major Condon of the coast artillery, In
tho Philippines. Mrs. Condon Is the only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O'Connell and
the parents prefer being with her to re
maining In Washington.
Mr. O'Connell Is one of the best-known
men in Iowa. He practiced law In that
state for twenty years and was frequently
honored by federal appointments. He was
United States Attorney in Iowa under
President Arthur and was re-appointed to
thot position by President Harrison. As
solicitor of treasury, Mr. O'Connell has
served longer than any other solicitor In
the history of the office, which was es
tablished eighty years ago. One solicitor
held office eliUit years, but Mr. O'Connell
will have served more than thirteen, by
Money for Nebraska Building;.
The public buildings bill which Chairman
Boi thold will report in a few days. Will
curry something lik i'MOM0 fur Nebraska,
the largest Individual Item being the post
otflce for McCouk, the home of Representa
tive Nmrls. other .items In the bill for
Nebraska are wholly business propositions
closing up matters carried In previous
Heath of Mrs. Knapa.
After an Illness of several weeks, Mrs.
Maria H. Kuupp, wife of Dr. Seaman A.
Klipp of the bureau of plant Industry,
United Stales Department of Agriculture,
dhd lust night at 8:30 o'clock at the fam
ily residence, 1216 Crittenden street, north
west, of a complication of diseases. Mrs.
Knapp was 7K years old. She Is survived
t-y her widower and five children, who ar
Bradford Knupp, connected with the de
partment of agriculture; Prof. Moman
Knupp of the State Agricultural college,
Ames, Iowa; Major k A. Knapp, Lake
Claries, La.; Mrs. A. M. Mayo, Lak
Charles, La., and Mrs. O. J. Fay, Dm
Moines, Iowa. Dr. and Mrs. Knapp, wltli
their son, Bradford, came to Washington
two years ago from Ames, laws. Mrs.
Knapp was a member of the Foundry
Methodist Episcopal church. The body
will be taken to Ames today and buiiol
services will be held at the old hwlue
slead un Sunday,