Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 10, 1910)
The Omaha Daiia
Our Magazine Features
Wit. h'.imor. fiction, ootnla pictures,
ht of entertainment Instructive and
For Ncbrnka Fair.
For Iowa K.ilr.
r'or wrath-!- report sco Pbk
VOL. XL-XO. 97.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOKXINO, OCTOHK11 10. I'UO-TKN PACJKS.
SINULK COPY TWO CENTS.
DEADLY Or,,1 IN
Bescuere cf fifty Entombei
peril Lives in Attempt to
PLACING FAN, ELEVEN OVERCOkiE
Miners Seek to Drive Back Poisoned
Air by Force.
SUPERINTENDENT WORKS HARD
Wilson Leaves Sick Bed to Face the
HOPE TO SAVE THE PRISONERS
It la Believed thHt ftome and Prob
ably All of the, Victims Mar
He Strd from
STARKVILLE. Colo.. Oct. 9.-Eleven
men who were Installing a fan In the mine
ware overcome at a point 300 feet from
the portal and barely dragged to the en
STARK VILLE, Colo., Oct. S.-Entombed
by an explosion In the Stnrkvllle mine of
the Colorado Fuel and Iron company, at
leaat fifty-two men are the objects of
heroic efforts of rescuers, who worked
throughout the day trying to penetrate the
black depth of the mine in the hope that
some, or probably all of the imprisoned
miners might be rescued alive.
The presence of black damp, which al
most Invariably follows in the wake of
coal mine explosions, made the work of
rescuers extremely hazardous, and time
and again today members of parties were
overcome, necessitating retreat to the open
air In order that their lives might be
Late this afternoon those superintending
the work of rescue decided that none
should enter the mine until a modicum of
protection in the shape of a portable fan
was installed and rescue work was called
off for the time being. The fan reached
the portal of the mine at 4 o'clock, and
under the supervision of the chief elec
trician of the fuel and Iron company, was
mounted upon an electric motor car and
gradually pushed forward into the new
slope, working as it went, driving the gas
ahead and, as was hoped, to an air shaft
thousands of feet inside the mine, where
It might escape into the open air,
Great Caution laed.
The greatest caution possible was exer
cised that the motor carrying the fan
should oot be advanced too rapidly and a
sudden, rush of ,or fctok-oack, over
whelm" the men operating the machine and
snuff out their lives.
- A feature of the rescue work was tho
self sacrifice .nd devotion to duty of
James Wf.son, superintendent of the Stark
villa mine, who left a sick bed to lead th
men who bravely volunteered to face the
deadly blaek damp, that their entrapped
comrades should be rescued, dead or alive.
. Superintendent Wilson finally succumbed
to the exertion which taxed his weakened
strength, and almost overcome by the in
sidious gases, was forced to give up and
take to his bed again.
Aa he left the portal of the mine, Super
intendent Wilson said to those who fol
lowed him out that he would be ready to
resume charge of the rescue parties to
night. Aocordlng to a statement given out of- 1
flclally by the coroner, there are known to
be In the mine twenty-eight Poles, three
Russians, ten Americans, four Mexicans
and one Servian. Tbase nationalities rep.
resented In the Hat of the entombed were
classified after a careful house-to-house
canvass of the camp made by two men
well acquainted with the inhabitants, oni
Leiug a mine cierk and the other the town
While this list only totals forty-six. the
coroner says he is positive there are fifty
two men inside the mine, and explains the
difference in figures by saying that the
nationalities of soma of the men believed
to be among the missing are not known
and no attempt was made to classify them.
Some Make N amber Larger.
There are some who are more or less
familiar with the working conditions at the
Starkvllle mine who express the belief
that the total number estimated by the
cononei is too conservative nnd they freely
state their opinions to be that when the
list la completed it will number nearer
eighty than fifty. However, this Is mere
surmise and until better information is at
hand, the Hut of the coroner must be ac
cepted as approaching exactness.
The Starkvllle mine Is one of the oldest
of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company's
properties, in the southern Colorado fields.
The old entry, or main slope pierces the
!.:il at a point about a mile and a half
northeast of the tipple and camp. This
slope penetrates the coal deposit for a
distance of neatly five miles, the entry for
nearly half the distance being bordered by
old or abandoned workings. Along the
innermost reaches there are a number of
crosscuts where pillar work was being
Ireosd Entry Parallel.
About three hundred parda south of the
old portal the second entry or new slope
enters the hill and runa back almost
parallel to the old alope, which is now
used as a main haulage way. About a
mile In the portal of the new entry a cross
jut connects It with the old entry. ' Five
thousand feet beyond this crosscut, along
the new entry was located the big fan. the
chief reliance for mine ventilation, which
was put out of commission by the ex
plosion. Hack of this fan iu the J entries south.
between three and four miles from the !
portal of the new slope were located the '
principal workings, where It Is supposed !
moat of the night force were working.
As nearly aa can be determined at this
lime the explosion originated In one of
:he entries three or four miles from the
portal and at a point between the old
snd the new slopes. The force of the
shock followed the old slope, or main
haulage way, hurling timbers frcm the old
postal for more than 200 yards. So severe
was the shock that the old slope waa com
plnely filled with a cave-In for muro than
a mile into the black depths, blot-king the
way of rescue parties at the first cross
cut from the Dew slope. This juncture Is
about a mile and a half from the new
portal and la the farthest point reached
Arrested tor Series
of Bank Robberies
"'inkerton Man and Local Officers at
Seward Take Thomas Riley
SEWARD, Neb., Oct. .-Deteetlve Will
lam B. Ritchie of the Pinkerton agency,
with the assistance of Marshal Myers and
Sheriff Olilan, arrested Thomas Riley, an
ex-conv!ct and bank burg?lnr. In tho south
west part of town today after a running
fight. In which four shots were fired at
the flueelng burglar.
Riley was released from the Nebraska
penitentiary on August 21, after serving
a six-year sentence for blowing the safe
and robbing a bank at Chapman. Neb.
The bank at Nora. Neb., wa recently
blown and robbed, the bank of, Norton was
also robbed on the morning of September
23 and on the night of September 30 an at
tempt was made to rob the bank at Offk
dale. A safe In a general merchandise
store at Valley was blown and robbed on
Thursday night, October , and Detective
Ritchie thinks Riley may have had a
hand In nny or all of thesn robberies.
Riley was found with a gang of hoboes
loungltfg on the river bank. He recognized
the detective as soon as he saw him, and
leaving the crowd, tried to make his get
away. Detective Ritchie gathered the evi
dence that convicted Riley of the Chapman
robbery six years ago and Riley recog
nized him at once. The detective, fired
once Marshal Myers three times at Riley,
but none of the shots took effect. The
prisoner will be held In Jail here until his
recent movements are traced.
At Last Skein Has
Had His Hair Cut
Maine Farmer Waits Thirty Years for
a Democratic Victory and Then
Celebrates a Little.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex., Oct. 9. (Special
Telegram.) Jap Skein, who thirty years
ago made a wager that he would not have
his hair cut until the state of Maine again
went democratic, and kept the wager, has
at last had the pleasure of squaring the
Skein, who Is a prosperous farmer, was
so sure Maine would remain In the demo
cratic column when that party won In the
election thirty years ago. that he made the
wager. At the recent news of the election
Skein immediately rushed to a barber shop
and had his hair cut.
LEGAL DEFENSE OR BOYCOTT
Attorneys Seek Deelalon on Moot
Qaest'on In Connection with
Backs Store Company Caw,.
. . ... , , port. ' ) : '
WASHINGTON, Oct .-An elaborate de
fense of the boycott, both "the primary"
(against the offending employer), and "the
secondary" (against those who deal with
him), was filed today In tho supreme court
of the United States when attorneys for
the American Federation of Labor pre
sented a second brief In the controversy
between the federation and the Bucks
Stove and Range company of St. Louis.
This legal contest grew out of the injunc
tion proceedings to prevent the federation
and Its officials from boycotting the com
pany. It was rumored that the court may de
cline to pass on the boycott controversy,
because of the alleged report that the dif
ferences between the Bucks Stove and
Range company and the American Federa
tion of Labor have been adjusted, thus re
ducing the Issues to moot questions.
Tho subject will probably not be presented
to the court In any way until at least the
case cornea up for oral arguments next
IOWA MAN LOSES THE
PRESIDENCY OF DANES
Xlclson la Elected to Head Brother,
hood Over Vogt of Daven-
FRESNO. Cal., Oct. . T. P. Nielson of
Seattle, was elected grand president of the
Danish Brotherhood, defeating II. H.
Vogt of Davenport, la., who has been
president twelve years. Soren Ivorson of
New Haven, Conn., was elected grand vice
president: secretary, J. L. Mlchaelson; and
grand treasurer, Rolf Rasmussen were re
elected to their respective offices. Henry
Gvdeson of St. Taul was elected chairman
of the grand trustees.
Preacher Mistaken for Borarlar. .
MARSHALLTOWN, la.. Oct. .-Spe-clal.)
The burglar who broke Into the K.
E. Benedict home last night and stole a
gold watch, pair of trousers and ft In
money, but lost his hat when Mrs. Benedict
frightened him out of the house, unwit
tingly caused the arrest of an innocent
person, Rev. R. A. Napier of Richmond,
Ind., and Ames, who also lost his hat.
When the burglar's hat was found all
stores In the city were notified to watch
for and report bareheaded would-be pur
chasers ' of hats. Early In the morning
Rev. Mr. Napier appeared bareheaded at
a clothing atore and bought a cap. The
police were notlf.ed and his arrest fol
lowed. It was necessary for the preacher
to take the police to the Y. M. C. A. build
ing, where he had spent the night, and
where he had loJt his hat. to establish
his Identity. Rev. Mr. Napier stopped
here over night while on his way to take
charge of the Friends' church at Amos.
Motor Trip from New York
to Pacific to Start Monday
NEW YORK, Oct. 8. (Special Telegram.)
For the first time In the history of Amer
ican motoring, a trip from the Atlantlo to
the Pacific coast Is to be held under tbe
auspices of an automobile organisation for
the purpose of compiling accurate data re
garding road conditions and all other de
tails necessary for the comfort and suc
cess of a pleasure transcontinental motor
tour. This run of 4.000 miles or mora, will
be made by the Touring Club of America.
The start of the tour will be made Mon
day from the headquarters of the Touring
Club of America. Broadway and Seventy
sixth street. New York. TLa dub'a official
car will be used on the ectire trip and
ON TARIFF BOARD
Domestic Manufacturers Said to Be
Planning Campaign to Stop Its
Work of Investigation.
MOVEMENT KEEPS UNDER COVER
Hope to Be Able to Cut Off Salaries
DEMOCRATS URGING ON CONTEST
Circulating Reports in Hope of De
FOREIGNER KEEPS TRADE SECRET
This Is Rrlnu I rrd aa One Reason
W hy Inquiry , Will Not Karcerd
Heap Obstacles In
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (Special Tele
gram.) The tariff commission, which waa
Instructed to gather data which would per
mit of a scientific revision of the tariff, is
going to have to fight for existence when
congress meets. An organized effort Is t)
be made to eliminate the board as a factor
In the consideration of data bearing on the
tariff revision. '
Interests promoting the movement to kill
the tariff board propaganda are keeping
under cover, and while 'the Identity of the
persons to engaged was not revealed yes
terday, enough wss learned to warrant the
statement that the domestic manufacturing
Interests are In the fight to put the tariff
board out of commission. These Interests,
It is stated, are prepared to stay In the
field until the question has been fought
to a finish. (
It was stated that unless congress at
tho session In December makes special pro
vision for the tariff board, the congress
to assemble March 4 will refuse to au
thorise appropriations for a continuance of
tho board's activities. Under such circum
stances the salaries of the members of
the board will stop, while the heavy out
lays incurred by the board will also stop.
James 14. Reynolds, formerly an assist
ant secretary of the treasury, in charge of
customs, has been making Investigations
in Germany, England and France, with a
view to establishing the difference In cost
between the rates of production here and
abroad. Foreign manufacturers of goods
competing with domestic lines showed little
disposition, it Is said, to aid the American
Investigator. In other words, Mr. .Reynold
was told that the European manufacturers
saw no reason for openng their books for
the inquirers Mr. Reynolds, It la said,
waa received with oourtusy, but when it
came to divulging trade secrets and other
details, Mr. Reynolds' hosts proved lament
ably Ignorant regarding their respective
lines. ''.'''.,., ,
' It ts charged by the opponents of the
board that while "ita Intentions" have been
good, nothing of any account haa been
accomplished , during the fourteen months
the board has been In existence. It is sug
gested that the board may use its influ
ence at the forthcoming session of congress
to secure an additional tenure of office for
the membors and employes. .
Influential democratic manufacturing In
tel ests opposing the continuance of the
boord are preparing to conduct an ener
getic campaign In congress at the Decem
ber session to oppose further appropria
tions. CAMPAIGN IN SOUTH OMAHA
Republican Bureau Gives Oot Dates
eaaey and Other
SIOUX FALLS. S. D.. Oct. 8.-(Speciar)
The speakers' bur V "'-
-tat. headquarted. , this cUy
week" TbTr ' 8PeakFr' tor h X
addresses .Iffergnt part(, 3
Including the Black Hills Aii ih. i
men 0 the JJS.
and other prominent republicans, as well
-",BPfer frm out8ld6 the ate ar"
included , the assignment, which
October 1.1. Iirvan.- .V.ler.?2' Vienna;
Hayt! and Estelilne- oV ,- .' "'""den,
ton and Vs.net. ctobr U Lake iW
1 'oriL'raa m . . t-
October a ipawlch 7X;'0Ker 10' Boodle;
October 13 iffS ? Vienna!
Hayti and Itelllne; OcYobYr 15 ".' en
ton. atu-rnoon; DeSmet. evening
City; October 13. Interior o-.12,k Kap,d
Murdo; October 15 ("h.' , ctober
Cltyf Oc obeliSVni?"' -Pl
Kadoka; October is TJHH1" bor
OovnorrVr w Tar,fh0r rjeu'nt
UrldgewaterrOctobe 1 "t0: Octoh-'
tober 16, Letcher "ctoD'r fc-mery; Oc-
10 Lkl7- cr'Lry of State-October
10, Ramnna October 11 Wentworth
October 12. Hitchcock; October 13 WoTw
October 14. Colman; October 15 Egan
William Morris Peterson of Chicago
Norwegian Speaker October 10 Baltic1
October 11, Nunda; October 12. Sinai- Oc
tober 13. Lyons; October 14. Storla; October
15. school house in northeast Aurora
John L. Frickson, Private Secretary to
fenator Craword October 11, Miller; Oc
tober 12, Hand county; October J3 and 11
"the man In the car" will be A. L. Weat
gard, chairman of the committee on tours
and the originator of the touring club. He
haa had wide experience In laying out of
reliable reutea and the aecuring of valu
able touring Information. Governor Horace
White will give the word to atart Mr.
Westgard on hia Journey.
Mr. Westgard la Drenarlnar tlila Inform. .
tlon for th tttirtnr ltiH a r. A t
. . - ' ' UK I aiui . Bl
motorlsta who may wish to take either
in its entirety or tn part a trip of this 1
character. Ha will go aa a SMclml .i.m !
of tha public roads commission of the I
I nited States aovernment. whinh m
therefore directly interested In
M tb trip
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
ATTRACTIONS- IN INDIANA
Roosevelt and Bryan Are to Stump
the Hoosicr State.
MANY BIO RALLIES ON THE CARD
Leaders f the Twf I'olltloal Parties
DIscbm the Ef feet of .the Speak
ing Tour thnt la to He
INDIANAPOLIS. Und., Oct ".-(Spe
cial Telegram.) Colonel Theodore Roose
velt against Colonel ' William J. Bryan
la the program of ; the rival party or
ganizations of Indiana the coming -week.
The former come first and will make
a dozen speeche from a special train
Thursday. Colonel Bryan arrives the fol
lowing morning. K will answer 'Colonel
Roosevelt and ill a! tempt to show th&t
the republlcafiB were ' extremely incon
siderate of their owV platform "In bring
ing Colonel Roosevelt ta- Indiana.
Colonel .Bryan in a short statement
to the managers of the democratic cam
"I predict that when Colonel' Roosevelt
comes to Indiana he will be half aa ln
burgent as he was In Kansas and twice
as Insurgent as he was at Saratoga."
Bryan haa been called Into the- fight
by the democratic leaders for the ex
press purpose of trailing Colonel Roose
velt and to "show up" his efforts on
behalf of Senator Beverldge. The latter
and his lieutenants are confident that the
Roosevelt tour will mean many thou
sands of votes for their ticket. Members
of the republican organization say, how
ever, that Colonel Roosevelt's coming
might have had a better effect if the
Saratoga convention had not Indorsed the
Payne-Aldrlch tariff, opposition to which
is the mainspring of Senator Beverldge's'
m uv nooirvril 1 our.
The republicans have made elaborate
plans for the Roosevelt tour. Senator
Beverldge. Chairman Lee of the state
mm"i!U8 end s Inrc? number cf party
leaders will meet him at Covington, Ind.,
and accompany him until he leaves Rich
mond at night. Senator Beverldge will
assist with the colonel at cich stop, the
plan being to have the lat'er laud the
senator for his attitude on public ques
Arrangements have been made for a
number of big all-day rallies at which
Colonel Roosevelt will be the head liner.
His meeting here will be the occasion
tor tne nrst appearance or Former vice
President Charles W. Fairbanks in the
campaign, aa the latter will preside and
deliver a ahort addresa.
Colonel Bryan Is scheduled for a two
weeks' tour that will take him into every
district. The republican leaders say that
the coming of Bryan Is as Inconsistent
from a democratlo standpoint aa is the
coming of Colonel Roosevelt from theirs.
Bryan Is standing for county local option
in Nebraska. The democracy of Indiana
is demanding the repeal of the local option
law and the substitution of' city, town
Beverldge and Kern.
Senator Beverldge and his opponent.
John W. Kern, are now touring the state.
The former has gone further than the
declarations of his Insurgent platform. He
Is making a vigorous attack on the party
bosses and la appealing for the support
of tbe musses on the ground that he has
championed their cause at Washington.
Ha says to his audlencea "Take your time
and hit hard." His tour has been marked
by such large audiences and display cf
enthusiasm that his managers are more
hopeful of victory than they have been.
On the other hand, many of the old
time leaders say there is such a spilt In
the republican ranks because of Senator
Beverldge's attitude, and especially on ac
count of his attack on the party Itself,
that the leadership will be repudiated. It
la conceded that the old-time factional
feud between Senator Beverldge and the
Hemmlnway-Falrbanka element la liable to
DEAD WOOD, S. D., Oct . (Special Tel
egram) One of the first events of the fall
social season 'n Deadwood was the wed
ding of Emit 7. Wllloth, city treasurer,
and Miss Hazel M. Flshel, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Flahol. The cere
mony took place at the Flshel home on
Inglrslde by Rev. M. F. Montgomery of
the Episcopal church, and was attended by
a number of out-of-town guests. The bride
was attended by Miss Katberlne Alexander
and the groom by Will Ttaber. Mr. Wllloth
is a nephew of John Treber, one of the old
time residents of Deadwood.
fxt ':5 ' ';n v
Hand of Jim Hill
Seen in a Move on
the Railroad Map
Burlington Said to Be Seeking- an
Outlet by Which it May Reach
NEW YORK, Oct. . (Special Tele
gram.) Tfie projected extension of the
New Orleans, Mobile & Chicago railroad
rrom Middleton, Tenn., to Paducah, Ky.,
Is believed to have the Burlington be
hind it As the Hill line is building
into Metropolis City, 111., which Is on the
Ohio river opposite Paducah and Its of
ficials recently made an inspection of the
route of the extension, tbe conclusion Is
With the ' proposed . line from Beau
mont, Miss., to New Orleans built, the
Burlington, with - tha New Orleans, Mo
bile & Chicago, would have an almost
straight rail route from St-Paul to the
In view of the manner in which the
Burlington during the last year has been
strengthening itself In Alabama, Missis
sippi and New Orleans territory, It Is not
unlikely that an alliance of the char
acter stated has been made for the pur
pose of having a gulf outlet available
when the Panama canal Is finished.
Dr. Eder is Under
Arrest in Berlin
American ia Charged with Swindling
Portuguese Crown Out of Mil
lions of Dollars.
BERLIN, Oct 9. (Special Cablegram.)
Dr. Albert Eder waa arrested here today,
charged with swindling. It Is believed he
obtained from the Braganza claimants of
tho Portuguese crown by fraudulent means
nearly $4,000,000, His exploit is of chief in
terest to Americans in connection with the
overtures that led Prince Miguel to his
marriage with Miss Annette Stewart of
New York. How far he was really con
cerned In that matter Is perhaps a ques
tion, but he claimed a large share of the
credit for the match.
He was the confidential financial agent
for Prince Miguel and for his next younger
biother. Prince Francis Joseph. It Is said
he persauded Prince Miguel to invest In
the Galliclan Petroleum company, which
was exploited to . drive the Standard Oil
ocmpany out of Europe, and In so-called
loans he got Prince Francis Joseph heavily
In his debt.
Talking- to Miners.
LEAD, 8. D.. Oct 9-(Special.)-Charlea
II. Moyer, president of the Western Feder
ation of Miners. Is in the Hills on a short
business visit and Is addressing the differ
ent miners' unions on the labor situation.
While many of the union miners who left
the employ of the Home-stake at the time
of the labor trouble last foil, have quit
the country, there are still several hundred
here, some of whom are working In other
II oil band Locates Wife.
I EATRICE, Neb., Oct. . (Special Tele
gram.) John Hunt of Fairbury, who came
here Thursday In search of his wife, who
ran away with James Fypherd, located her
In West Beatrice. Sypherd disappeared
Friday night' before Hunt located them.
Hunt will try to prevail upon his wife to
return to Fairbury with him, and if he
falls he will take steps to secure posses
sion of their two children, who are with
Sir William Reloar Fails
to Quench Thirst in Maine
NEW YORK. Oct . (Special Telegram.)
stand hy, in riding through the "prov
ince" of Maine he should be refused a
cocktail In the buffet car of a train.
"And you call this a free country?" de
clared the Britisher, "whan a man who
likes a drink can't take one because some
one else feels that he should not. "Why,
even when I came In they asked me
whether I was a male or female and If I
have ever been In prison. Vpun answering
the question satisfactorily tliat I was not
a female and had never been sentenced to
prison, permission waa granted for me to
land. Wa know no such ridiculous ques
tioning or restrictions in England, yet you
call America 'free I' "
f ,a i'At Ar,'. :
CITY MORTALITY RATE LOW
St Paul Leads in Point of Small
Number of Deaths.
ERA LONGER-LIVED POPULATION
Man Who I.Ives Now Has Better
Chance of Attaining Ripe Old
Age Than Ever Before
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 With 11.4 death?
to every 1,000 Inhabitants, St. Paul in vn
led the cities of 100,000 class In point of low
rate of mortality. Cleveland had the sec
ond lowest rate with 12.8 and Columbus, O.,
the third, with 13.4, according 'to Dr. C. D.
Wilbur, chief statistician of vital statistics
of the census bureau. The highest death
rate In ISO waa reached In New Orleans,
wUh'.sper 1,060: Fair Rlver.1 wttn 191, was.
fsecond and Washington. V. C, with 19.0,
Other cities and their death rates for llW,
follow: Denver, 17.0; New Haven, 16.9; Chi
cago, 14.6; Indianapolis, 14.3; Baltimore, 18.7;
Boston, 16.8; Worcester, 15.S; Detroit. 14.0;
Kansas City, Mo., 14.4; St. Joseph, 13.7:
St. Louis, 1S.8; New York, 16.0; Cincinnati.
14.4; Philadelphia, 16.4; Pittsburg, 15.9; Mil
waukee, 15 6.
These rates confirm the recent reports
Issued by the census bureau that the United
States has entered upon an era of low mor
tality and that the general death rate
of fifteen per 1,000 in the registration area
in 1909 was the lowest on record.
Omaha's Cenaua Not Announced.
San Francisco, Louisville, Omaha and
Memphis were not Included In the statistics
because the population for these cities had
not been announced by the census bureau.
Mr. Durand said that comparisons be
tween the cities shown, or with previous
years for each city, were hardly warranted
owing to the differences In the conditions
affecting the mortality In the various cities,
such aa age, constitution, color," etc. Mor
ever, in lone cases it had brm found thnl
the bureau's estimates of population for
some cities waa too high and consequently
the crude rates for the post-census years
were too low. The reverse la equally true.
An Instance of the first Is St. Joseph, Mo.,
whose death rate I for VM Is given at 8.3
In the census bureau's mortality report
for that year. It Is now known that St.
Jnceph's population tn 1000 was enormously
padded to the extent of at least 40,0u0
persons. The result of this was the un
usually low death rate heretofore computed.
In the case of Denver It appears from the
population reported for ltUO that the bu
reau's estimates of the population from 1901
to 1908 were too small. The consequence be
ing that the death rate of 23.5 for 1908 whs
stated, whereas the rate for 19"9, based on
the revised estimate of population, dropped
Herman Newman, residing at 112 South
Tl lrty-flfth avenue, died after a brief Ill
ness yesterday noon . Mr. Newman was
for many yeara prominent In mercantile
business in Creston, la., coming to Omaha
about five years ago. since which time he
had been In practical retirement. He was
born In Germany June 6, !?43, and was a
brother of the late Ben Newman, who was
one of Omaha's pioneer merchants. He
leaves a widow and two sons, Milton Ben
Newman, In the grocery brokerage busi
ness, and Joseph Newmna, employed with
The funeral will be held under Masonic
auspices Tuesday at I p. m. from the late
residence and burial will be private.
NEW YORK, Oct 8 (Special Telegram.)
Blr William Reloar. the English philan
thropist and former lord mayor of Lon
don, who has been in the United States
and Canada a month, sailed today on the
Celtic of the White Star line, after pro
nouncing the American women the "amart
eat d reined won. en In the world "
Their klndnesa, too, impressed the Brit
isher, who found on boarding the steamer
that enough flowera had been Bent with
cards from newly mu.de friends on this
side, "to make the other paaaengera think
I might be a bride."
Sir William praised the American cock
tail, which be found superior to English
TIME IN AKACB
One of America's Richest Women Ad
mits that Now She is Grow
BEAUTY TOOK VP:GS LONG AGO
Is Now Ashamed to Have Her Picture
in the Farert.
TOO BUSY TO THINK OF CLOTHES
Discovers that Daughter, Sylvia,
Wears Corsets and Dresses Up.
HAS NO USE IDA FRIZZLED IIALB
nr-plarea that lioiiiK Rich Itoea Not
lnke tier llnve I rrllnun thnt Are
Different l'rom Other
P.KLLOWS SPHIN-.SS. Vt. Oct .(Spe
cial Telegram.) Hetty Green, oni of Aiaor
lea's rleliest women, with an lncoir.3 ol
a day, w,ilir, five hours the olhet
afternoon on the rickety atcps of her for
mer home hero while workmen removed
several old, (-rumbling Mono puts from t
wall in front of the hnuse.
"I'm su tired. 1 wish 1 could lie down,
but I couldn't rest If I did until I knoe
thote posts had been hauled In the wood
shed and I hiid turned the key on tliem,"
Mrs. Green ts not as reticent as man.
women nre about telling their age, tor shi
freely divulged that secret, sacred to every
"I am 79 years of age, and I get tired
much more quicKly than I used to, and I'm
growing to look so old that I'm ashamed
to have my ploture in the papers. To looli
at me you would scarcely believe 1 waa
a handsome woman once," she continued.
"Twenty thosand people came to look al
me when I used to go to Sarutoga. Presi
dent Van Htirtn of the United Htatea, Lord
this and Lady that" and Mrs. Gren
rattled off many names "used to entertain
me. But 1 have been too busy spanking
people and fighting of late years to think
much about clothes. Now, there is my
daughter Sylvia, who mairled Matthew
Astor Wilkes a short time ago. She wears
corsets all day and keeps dressed up, and
her hair frizrled and does a lot of enter
taining . When she came to Bee mo a
while ago In Now York City she was so
tired that the went to bed and staid twa
Misses Her Dnuabtrr.
"Don't you miss your daughter very
much since she married?" Mrs. arisen wos
"Yes I do Nobody knows how much,
and I want her and Wilkes to come her
and live In this house,. ...But Wilkes don't
like this place;"'." -( -'. -
"How does It feel to be so rich?" Mrs.
Green wus asked.
"I don't fell any different from any one
else. I've always worked hard and there
is a living for everyone if they will work
for it . My father used to say that if you
sat me cn a log In the back yard I would
find something to do. I'm so active.
"You see that little-white cloud up there!
That cloud puts In mind of a stained glats
window I saw In Trinity church in New
York City once when I went in to pray.
1 was being sued for several thousand
dollars and it looked as If I would lusa
my case. I prayed to God that If It was
right for me to lose my case, to make me
reconciled, but I didn't think It was right
that I should lose . I told God that I didn't
have any one in this world to help me and
that I needed Ills help. Well, there were
f three supreme court judges connected with
the case. One of the judges lied for three
days and the third day they caught him
in a He and I won my case.
Father n Quaker.
"I am a religious woman. My father
was a Quaker and he brought me up
never to speak when I was angry. Some
times 1 wouid not speak for an hour,
and sometimes I would not speak for a
whole day, as I could not get over my
"I believe that one's soul lives after
death. You know when Klljah ascended
Into heaven he didn't take his clothes,
and that's why I don't have fine ones."
"I am going back to New York," she'
continued, "to meet my son Ned at the
Waldorf Astoria. Ned is a smart boy. He
has been made an officer of a bank in
"Do you like New York City?" Mrs.
Green was a.-ked.
"Yea, I like New York. I like the bustle
and noise of the city and It does not tiro
me. Again, 1 think it would be enjoyable
to have a place in the country, where I
could keep a cow and a few hens and a
horse, for I am very fond of-horses. I
would want it near enough to New York
City so I could go back and forth every
t'ay. I have to go to business every day.
New York City is filled with convicts?
and you can buy any man s vote down
No Fight vrlth Janitor.
"I have lived In Hoboken for five yean
in tbe same apartment house and had
the same janitor and I never had a fight
with him yet. I think triat Is a pretty
good recommendation for me."
Mrs. Green laughed heartily, for she has
a good sense of humor.
"Did you live at the I'laza hotel at ono
"Oh, that was where I gave tho dlnn.v
to Sylvia and we ate off of golden dishes."
"Do you like hotel life?"
"Wei., well; I hate to see those laiy
women sitting around tho hotel, with thir
soft white hands, and with pink autln
slippers which they can't put on the
ground. I believe in an active life. I spend
most of my time In the Park bank, where
we employ 240 people. All day I hear the
tramp of their feet and the rustle of
papers, but I like It and don't know what
it Is to be nervous.
"I own only forty houses," she remarked.
I put the most of my money in mort
gages and let other people worry about
the taxed. I saved seven widows in
Chicago from being put out of their
homes. Soma one waa going to foreclose
the mortgages and 1 bought them up."
Mra. Green spoke with pride of this
benevolence on her part.
Ilald I'puii Pierre lob.
TIFRRK, S. D., Ou. S.-(Special Tele
gram .) Officers last night raided tha
Workingnien'a club here and captured a
dray load of beer and arrested the ofileera
of the club on a charge of Belling li'iuor
without a license. They asked a contin
uance on their htarlng which waa granlrg
Powered by Open ONI