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OMAHA, MONDAY MOKN'INU, XOVEMBEK 21, 1910 TEN PAOKS.
SINGLE l)I'V TWO CENTS.
lOLSTOl & OF
iil ti' i im,
Re neated Attacks u.ve Sevi.'. 'oari'i
.v'arniny of latal Termini';,' i
Noted Authci's Illness., '
Countesi AdnnlUu u ci;k Room Only)
at tn Last.
Daughter Alexanu.a in Constant At
tendance during; Illnesi.
UP TO DEATH
"Thrr Are Millions of People and
Many Snfferers In the World.
Why Alnin Anxious
A boot Met"
A."TAFOVA, Kua.'ta. Nov. 30 Count Leo
Tolstoi died peacefully here this morning.
Mr. MakoveUky and the other attending
physicians and Countess Tolstoi were at
bedside when the end ratne.
It wan recognised Inn before that hla
rase ii hoyass and at B o'clock In the
morning, after the countess had been sum
moned and olncr member of the family
had gathered In an adjoining room, the
physicians Issued a bulletin, announcing
that tha activity of tha heart had almost
ceased and that Tolstoi's condition was
Several of tha phyalciana wera greatly
overcome by tha approaching death of Rus
sia's great writer.
Tolitol, accompanied only by Dr. Mako
vetsky, left hla hom at Yasnaya Follana
with tha purpose of ending hla daya In aoli
tuda to which ha mora and more inclined
In hla later years. Hla pilgrimage !ed him
to tha monastery at Fhemardlne in the
province of Kalgula. where ha remained as
the guess of his sister, Maria, who la a
lun In tha cloister.
Retreat ta Dlsrovered.
Learning that his ratreat had been dis
covered ha insisted upon proceeding on hia
lotimey to' tha Caucasus, whera he hoped
to spend Ma last daya close to tha Tol-
stulan colony on tha shnrea of the Black
Be. But on the railroad Journey ha was
overcome with exhaustion and tha cold and
Dr. Mekovetaky was compelled to have him
transferred to the flag station at Aatapova.
whera ha was made as comfortable as pos
sible In tha ruda wooden building. For five
days ha had lain there suffering first from
bronchitis and later from Inflammation of
tha lungs. Specialists bad been called but
despite their utmost efforts tha heart of
tha great Russian responded but feebly to
the restoratives and stimulants admlnls
;ored, On Saturday, the, attacks of haart failure
IncrveswD nkerminKlv and tnnny hours prior
to the end the physicians had given up
all hopes. Countess Tolstoi was admitted
to the sick room for tha first time last
tilght, but her husband failed to recognize
fill , had hastened to be beside him
when alia teamed several daya ago that
bin Illnoss was serious, but
duns had deemed It advisable that she j be one of the largest and most interest
be kept away from the count, fearing I Ing sessions of the organization and
that her presence might cause the pa-l8'"0" topics to be discussed will be that
dent emotion. j of the formation of a national political
Other 'members of the family wera
from time to time admitted to the pres
ence of their father and hla daughter,
Alexandra,' haa been in constant attend
ance. Heart Attacks Frequent.
Tolatol suffered several aerloua at
tacks of heart failure last night.. In tha
early morning houre these followed each
other rapidly, but were quickly relieved.
Between the first and aecond attack
the members of tha family were admitted
to tha bedside.
Tolstoi's . condition after each attack
w4 what tha attending physicians called
The patient alept for a little while,
seemingly breathing moro comfortably
than usual. Doctors Thtchurovsky and
Uaoff, neverthelesa, in a statement to
Tolstoi's son, Michael, held out but alight
hope and did not hesitate to predict a
uuick end under ordinary mortal c-lrcum-i
Tolstoi, they hald, was a splendid pa-
tient tn mind and body, except the heart.
During one of the heart attacks Tol-j
slot was alone with hla eldest daughter,
Tatlne lie suddenly clutched her hand!
ami drew her to him. He aeemed to be
vhoklng. but was able to whisper. "Now,
the end has come; that Is ail'
Tatlna was greatly frightened and tried
to free herself su she might call the doc
tor, but her father would not release
her. She called loudly from where she
sat. The physicians Injected camrhor.
which bad an almost immediate effect In!
relieving the pressure. I
Tolstoi aoon raised hla head and then '
drew himself ui to a sitting position. I
When he had recovered hla breath, he
said; "There are millions nf people and
many sufferers in the world. Why al-1
a'Mva anxious about me?"
sketch f I. He.
County Dyof Nikolalvltch Tolstoi, usually i
cal.ed Count I.eo TolMol. novelist ai.d s j. ial
reformer, was born August IX. 1XJ8. at Yss
tiaya Polisna, province of Tula, Kussla.
When St years old he entered the army
and served in the Caucasus and in de
f. use of Seb.iMoi o aRalnst th British and
Funth nllied forces.
He first made a reputation In literature
by a series of vivid sketches written from I
3ctiasui)ol. and when he left th
hkwi after the Crimean war he devoted
himself entirvlv to literature.
His War uiiti PeiKe," a tale of the In
. aun of Rust-ia by Napoleon in 181!. Is
'Kur.!.! 'n Russia as his masterpiece,
honi! lil "Anna Karenlna," which ap
oeaivd lu 1VH; and "The Cossacks'' found
Kte.ifr favor abroad, where his "Kreutxer
SoiiSta." translated In 1M), also attracted
Tolstoi wrote much on education and
piilillxhtd aevernl short storiss and reml
u.scencrs of childhood and youth, but of
recent years ha hud devoted himself to re
ligious leaching. He hd made "resist not
tvil' the keynote of th Christian faith,
and said that the literal interpretation of
las Sermon on the Mount was tbe only
tula t t'hrtpuan life. The rdlg!ou
vlcwa of Tolstoi were set forth In h
Chiist's Chrtslianlty" and "My lteliglou. '
Olker Wi.rVs of Tolatol.'
In Ki Tolstoi wrote the Kingdom of
Uod Within Is." an important work on
tha social queaiton, and in lv ha wrote
(CootUuwd oo a)ocw4 faga)
iHenry Hoyt Dies of
! Peritonitis at His
Valuable Man in the Department of
State Passes Away After
WASHINGTON. Nov. 20 Henry Martyn
Hot. couiifl for the Department of State,
lied at his home here at 8:20 o'clock this
morning from peritonitis.
Mr. Hovt was ta';en ill In Canada while
there In connection with the reciprocity
negotiations between the United Stat ea and
that country. Since his return last Monday
l a had been confined to his home. Fhysi
c'nns railed into consultation with the fam
ily physician considered the case extremely
serious from the beginning. Almost from
the time Mr. Hoyt took to his bed there
were rumors that hla condition was very i
Ills condition was such last night that
Dr. Uobert M. Faker of this city and the
wife, urn and daughter of Mr. Hoyt
deemed It advisable to remain at the bed
side throughout the night. Shortly after
midnight they noticed a change for tha
worse, when a perceptible weakening of
tho pulse beats was noticeable. From then
on. except for a short period during which
lie rallied somewhat, Mr. Hoyt sank rap
Idly until death came at 8:20 o'clock.
Mr. Hoyt, It was said, had been suffer
ing from an Intestinal trouble for more
than a year, resulting eventually in tha
disease which caused his death. He suf
fered during his last illness with a per
forated ulcer of the stomach, which re- !
suited in peritonitis.
In the death chamber with the physician
were Mrs. Henry M. Hoyt, Henry M. Hoyt,
Jr., and Mrs. Philip Hychborn, wife, son
and daughter of the deceased.
The body of Mr. Hoyt will be taken to
Wllkesbarre, Pa., for burial, which will be
private, mollowlng short funeral services
at the residence here tomorrow? The date
has not yet been fixed.
Henry Martyn Hoyt was the strong hand
of Philander C. Knox when the latter was ;
attorney general. In fact, he made him
self so indispensable that when Mr. Knox
became secretary of state he lost not time
In obtaining the transfer of Mr. Hoyt from
the Department of Justice to his own field
of action. .
Mr. Hoyt was assigned August 21, 1909,
to a new office, that of counsellor of the
department. In that field Mr. Hoyt ren
dered Invaluable service to the government.
Mr. Hoyt had a thoroughly trained legal
mind. Because of the brief term of hla
service In the State department, compared
with his work in tha Department of Jus-
tlce, hla legal reputation must rest prin
cipally upon what he accomplished in his
professional pursuits before entering the
realm of diplomacy.
to Meet at Huron
South Dakota Association Will Discuss
Proposed Formation of National
HURON, S. D., Nov. 20. (Special.) The
local organlxatlon of the Kqual Suffar
glsts ' Is busy, preparing for the annual
meeting of the state association to be held
bere ' December 1 and 2. It promises to
party. It Is also stated that a number 'of
propositions reported as being "heavy
weights" to the progress of the cause of
equal suffrage will he eliminated from the
curriculum. The matter of state as well
as national legislation will be discussed
The officers of the state organization
are: President, Mrs. Julius Johnson. Fort
Pierre; first vice president, Mrs. Charles
S. "Whiting, Pierre; second vice president,
Mrs. H. E. Hendricks, Kloux Falls; third
vice president, Mrs. A. H. Oleson, Dead
wood; recording secietary. Miss O. L.
Ogln, Mitchell; . corresponding secretary,
Mrs. M. I-. Walton, Huron; treasurer,
Mrs. L. K. Fairbanks, Huron; auditor.
Miss Gertrude Walker, Bruce.
, , -n i r. , ,
Dohmen of Badger Squad Breaks
Record Nebraska is Disqual
ified Ames Third.
MADISON. Wis.. Nov. 39. Wisconsin's
i cross country team won the annual confer-
ence five-mile rave yestorday, and Manager
Dohmcn of the Badger squad, who finished
first In 2i:21, broke the record by twenty
six seconds. The result of the race:
Wisconsin, first, with points; Minne
sota, aerond. 8;- Amea, third, ' 30; "North
western, fourth. S3; Purdue, fifth. It; In
d.ana. sixth, 167; North Dakota, seventh.
It; Chicago, eighth, 14; Iowa, ninth, 131;
Dohmen led the entire group of contest
ants by almost a quarter of a mils. Cap-
I lain Hover of the Wisconsin team was
; second. Thorsen of Northwestern ran a
! pretty race, finishing third.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUTS
BAN ON BOXING EXHIBITIONS
m Order Prevents Jack Johnson
Iron Filling- His lOngasruirst
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30 (Spocial Tele-
! gram.) The police department haa Issued
I a w regulation prohibiting all forms of
I boxing exhibitions within the District of
New Explosive Asserted
Best for Aerial Warcraft
ASIII.NiiToN". Nov. 20. If airships ate
to be past of the naval equipment of xthe
as the successful flight of Eugene! ,n ne" ""0 " ("'1" rea wun
. , out exploding before siriklnf the object at
from the i ruiser Birmingham last . . . .. , , .
which It is aimed.
Mondav Indicated might be the case, the! Al noWn by the ,,.,, Mr I.ham de
prop r ammunition for them to carry, tn ' clared no velocity would be required for
the opinion of VVIUard 8. Ishain. would be , the exploxlve to work its havoc. It did
the high rapltadvti wlilch whs used In the t its damage to the Puritan without any
tests on the nmn::ur i'uritan In Hampton I momentum to add to Its force. Therefore,
load.'i in the i'.u following ITiy's flight. If dropped upon a battleship from an air
Mr ishtim elalnia that nltroglycrrini ship, no matter how low the latter might
g.Utine will do Kiuvli mure damage to a . be flying, the full effect of the explosive
balUnip Uian Uie inside sxyluslva cuw In would be fait.
Colonel Ooethals Makes Annual Re
port to War Department of
SECRETARY EIUvINSON PLEASED
Vast Machinery Employed is
HEALTH CONiiiilONS BETTER
Maximum of Laborers Since Begin
ning Ifow at Work.
SLIDES, BREAlib AND FLOODS
.More Than Million Yards of Earth
Had to Be Moved Because of Acci
dentNearly Forty Thou
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. (Special.)
Summarized in a phrase, "satisfactory
progress all along the Panama canal xone"
ia the gist of the annual report of the
Isthmian Canal commission made to Sec
retary of War Dickinson by Colonel fJrKo
Ooethals, chairman of the commission and
chief engineer In charge of the work on
the canal, and made public today by the
S Ith the work of excavation and of con
struction progressing favorably at all
points along the line; with health condi
tions better than ever before; with a cen
tralisation and consequent economy in cer
tain parts of the work, and with a maxi
mum of laborera since the Vnlted States
began to dig the canal. Colonel Ooethals'
report was decidedly pleasing to Secretary
The chief engineer reports, however, that
It was not all smooth sailing during the
past year, Blldes, breaks and floods hinder
ing the work to a certain extent. He men
tons four slides, covering, respectively, 47,
7.3, 4.6 and 1.7 acres, and requiring during
the year the removal of more than a mill
ion cubic yards of material. "It was ex
pected," he says, "that slides would occur,
and in the estimates provision was made
for them, but It now appears from crocks
that show In the upper surface, adjacent
to the faces of the cut, that sufficient al
lowance had not been made, and the esti
mates were corrected to meet the new con
ditions." Three Bad Brraka.
Three bad breaks, he reports, occurred
during the year, one at the town of Cule
bra oovertng an area of more than tea
acres and requiring the removal of .more
than a million and a half of cublo yards
of dirt and stone. The aecond largest brean !
covered an area of mora than eleven acres
and required the removal of more than
300.01)0 cublo yards, while the: third break
aggregated about 40,000 cubic yards.
"The floods seriously Interfered with the
progress of the work," says Colonel
Goethals, referring In particular to that of
the central division and the Culebra cut,
"and the one of December 29 overflowed
the dike separating the cut from the Cha
gres river, cutting a channel through It
about 200 feet long and twenty-one feei
The total amount of material removed
from slides and breaks In the central di
vision of the canal during the year was
more than two and a half million cubic
yards, or about 15 per cent of the amount
removed during the year from the Culebra
cut, the principal part of the central di
vision. More than 36.600,000 'cubic yards of ma
terial were removed from all parts of tha
canal during the year, of which 15.000,000
were from the Culebra cut and almost
10,000,000 from the Ch agree section. About
35.000,000 cublo yards remain to be removed
from the Culebra cut before this section
of the canal la completed.
Reporta from various points along the
line show that the cost of excavation
varied from 24 cents per cubic yard at one
piace to as high as 12.61 at another. There
Is no such divergence of price in the cost
per cubic yard of concrete work, the low
est average being $6.09 and the hlgherft I8 60.
More than 700,000 cubic yards of concrete
were laid during the year.
Fonr Thnnsauil Men In Shopa.
Economy haa been sought by the com
mission In various directions. "To reduce
to a minimum delays on account of break
down of machinery, plant and equipment,
which reflect largely In the unit cost of
work." says Colonel Goethals. "and to pro
vide proper facilities for overhauling plant
and equipment, as well aa manufacturing
necessary repair parts, large shops have
been provided at certain points on the
Isthmus In which are employed a total of
"In general." he adds, "the repair shops
and equipment on the Isthmus are adequate
to meet all requirements during the con
struction period. Nothing as yet has been
dine toward permanent shop facilities
which will be needed after completion of
"During the year special attention was
paid to reducing the cost of maintenance
and operation of equipment in the shops,
Including the standardization of salaries
and wages and of material and supplies
necessary in construrtlqn repair work." In
this same connection he reports a centrali
sation of repair work to rolling equipment
other than steam shovels al the Ourgana
"In the division of bookkeeping," the re
port says, "Improvements Jiave been made
In the classification of expenditures and the
compilation of statistics. A distribution of
the accumulated plant charges, formerly
carried as one item, was made, so that the
plant is now shown in the expenditure ac-
(Continued on Second Page.)
I use. Tha plosive itself was not origi-
nated by Mr. IshaJii. his contribution b-
vvvV s ,V $ J v vCxV
From tn Cleveland Plain Dealer.
WESTERN BUSINESS PICKS UP
Harriman Line PcegsiBfr Ail Cars Pos
sible. Ib to Service.
STOCK MOVEMENTS ARE - HEAVY
Long Trains of Holiday Goods Are
Belm Shinned West to Dellgrht
the- Yonnsr Folks at
OODEN, Utah, Nov. 20. (Special.) The
Harriman ioads centering In Ogden are
busily engaged these days capturing "for
eign" ears. That means that the Union
Pacific, Oregon Short Line and Southern
Pacific are doing a business so extensive
as to exceed the capacity of their own
equipment and to be in need of more
Coal cars, stock cars and flat cars from
other lines, loaded with merchandise, if
eastbound, are sent to the transfer tracks
here and the contents placed 'In "system"
cars, the coal cars of other lines being
sent to the coal fields of Wyoming and
the stock cam ordered to the cattle ship
ping points In Nevada, Utah and
West of here there Is quite a rivalry
over stock shipments between the South
ern 1-aclflc and the lately opened Western
Pacific. After the Gould line, by having
stock cars available for immediate use,
had captured twenty tratnloads of live
stock originally Intended for the Southern
Pacific, tlie Harriman officials became
aroused and since then they have been
commandeering every stock car within
W. JR. Scott, assistant to Julius Krutt
schnltt, reconnoitering through the local
yards, came upon a transfer gang unload
ing through freight from a Chicago. Bur
lington & Qulncy stock car to a "system"
car and sought an explanation from the
men and, falling to obtain a .satisfactory
answer, stormed around demanding to
know who In authority was so devoid of
common sense as to waste money and en
ergy In that manner. Later he was
quieted by being Informed that It was an
act of piracy made necessary by the ex
traordinary demand for stock cars and
he was further Informed that the same
method was being employed In securing
enough coal cars to meet the requirements
In t,he transportation of fuel.
A car shortage is unmistakable evidence
of re-established prosperity here over the
entire Harriman system.
Italia for Harriman l.lue.
Nine carloads of rails, the first of a
shipment of 1.400 carloads for the Southern
Pacific railroad, arrived today and are
being transferred from Union Parlflc or
what Is known as "system" cars to for
eign care. The rails are for Nevada and
California points and run from aO.OCO to
llf.Ono pounds to the car.
The Southern Parlflc company is con
structing a line north from Wadsworth.
Nev.. to Klamath, Ore., which is to con
nect with a line south to Ios Angeles.
This road will be known as the coast cut
off and It will eliminate several hundred
mlle tietween Portland on the north and
I.oa Angeles on the sooth.
Ogden will benefit by this new con
struction work by reason of the fact that
part of the road Is to serve as a connect
ing link, plating Oiiden and Los Angeles
In closer communication than is possible
even over the Kan Pedro or Clark route;
likewise It will reduce the distance from
Omaha to ti e metropolis of southern Csli
Iforma Oadrn Kalldlna Fast.
For the first time in the history of the
two cities, Ogden. during the last three
months, has out. lased Salt Iike City in
building permits. Since the slump in Zlon.
there bas been a heavy failing off in con
struction work and a considerable exodus
(Continued on Bee and PagO
We Go to War With Panama?
at Columbus Burned'
Building and Stock of H. W. Abts &
Co. Damaged Twenty Thou
COLUMBUS, Neb.. Nov. 20 (Special
Telegram.) Fire which was discovered at
7 o'clock this morning damaged the stock
and building of H. W. Abts & Co.. whole
sale grocers, of this city, to the extent of
$20,000.. From appearances the fire had
been smouldering for some hours and was
probably caused by mica and matches.
When discovered the flames were bursting
through the roof.
The east portion of the firm's double
building was practically destroyed, the
stock on this side being almost a total loss.
In the other portion of the building the
loss Is from smoke and water, and espe
cially In the basement, which was flooded
to a depth of over two feet.
The firm carries a S1O0.O0O stock of staple
groceries, Including a large supply of sugar,
the latter being soaked with water. H. W.
Abts, the senior member of the firm, dis
covered the fire as he was coming to the
This is the only wholesale house in the
city and It is making arrangements to open
Men day morning and take care of the
business as usual and will probably occupy
the Rickert building opposite the present
location. The firm carried ample Insur
ance and expects to have the loss adjusted
during the present week.
ONE VOTE TURNS ELECTION
ponsrreaanaan Gains Heat by- Correction
of Error of One Ballot In
BUFFALO, N. T.. Nov. 20.-A single vote
In a district where over 41,000 ballots were
cast on November 8 elected Charles Ben
nett Smith a member of oongreaa. The
board of canvassers completed the official
count for the district, the Thirty-sixth, to
day. The face of the returna Indicated a
tie. Representative D. S. Alexander and
Mr. Smith received 20,84 each.
Smallpox Kplderaln Kxagserated.
rHEKKNNB, Wyo., Nov. SO. An official
Investigation of the smallpox epidemic on
the Arapahoe Indian reservation shows the
scourge to be not so had as at first re
ported. There have been only thirteen
deaths, Instead of ninety-three, aa re
ported. The disease la In virulent form and
much excitement prevails, as new cares
are appearing daily.
Petty Thief Gets Prized
Violin Many Years of Age
Somewhere In the city, and possibly In
the hands of a person who little guesses
the true value of his possession, there may
be one of the almost priceless, old
Stradtvarius violins. Among the numerous
entries of petty thefts and stolen over
coats, which furnish, aa a rule, very
proxaic reading, In the atolen prop.-ity
book, known aa "the squeal book" in
police nomenclature, at the Omaha police
fetation, is an entry to which some little
romance may attach. It records the fart
that Louis Miller of 3154 North Fifteenth
street had an old violin stolen from his
room one day tills week while he was at
work. In describing the Instrument It
calmly states that 11 was marked "Antonlus
Of couis. there are numberless imlta
lions of the old violins In existence, and
tha known genuine Instruments of that
make can be counted upon tliw fingers of
one hand Yt t Miller atsei ta be Is very
positive that the stolen instrument was
11 told enough about Its history
TAFT TO TALK ON WATERWAYS
President Will Make Opening- Address
' to Riven and Harbors Congress
HARMON WELL ALSO MAZE TALK
Governor of Ohio Is Leading; Advocate
of the Doctrine that United
States Should Improve In
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (Special.) The
seventh convention of the National Rivers
and Harbors congress, which will be held
In this city December T, and 9, next, it
Is expected, will bring to the national capi
tal the largest gathering of waterway
enthusiasts ever assembled In this country.
President Taft, who will deliver the open
ing address to the delegates, said In the
course of a speech in Chicago that trans
portation was the question of the hour and
that the only solutkm of the problem was
recourse to the waterways of the United
Probably next In Importance to the ad
dress of the president of the United States
will be the speech of Judson Harmon of
Ohio, who has for years been a close stu
dent of the question of improved water
ways and at the very meeting held In Cin
cinnati seven years ago when It was deter
mined to organise the National Rivera and
Harbors congress. Governor Harmon com
pletely refuted the Idea In his address to
the delegates at that time that the different
states through which interstate waterways
run should be called upon for a pro rata
sum for their improvement, insisting that
the Jurisdiction belongs entirely to the
federal government, whose duty it Is to
Improve such streams for the benefit of all
the states through which they flow.
Two Korelan Visitors.
In addition to theae distinguished cltl
sens others quite as well known in their
several vocations will deliver addresses
during the days of the convention. Includ
ing the Hon. Clifton Sefton. chairman of
conservation of the Canadian government;
the Mexican ambassador; General W. II.
Blxby, chief of engineers; Governor Horace
White of New York, Representative Champ
Clark of Missouri, Colonel William L.
Hitert, member of the Panama Canal com-
mission, who vli speak on "The Panama
Canal as a Connecting Link Between Our
Coasts;" Walter 8. Dickey of Kansas City.
the chief promoter of the Missouri river
sleamDoat line; t. W. Lrandal . national
chairman of the railroad committee of the
Travelers' Protective Association of Amer-
lea; Robert J. MacFarland of Brooklyn,
(Continued on Second Page.)
to make It certain that at least the violin ! th war nnd the "lebest ranking vctnran In
was a very old one, and correspondingly congress. In the Forty-sixth congress
valuable. People who have seen It sayltn,,!e were thirty-one general officers, in
that the words, "Antonlus ftradlvarlus. ' eluding such dMIngulshed soldiers as
17'jS," are Inscribed on the inside of the ! l-h utrnnnt Oneral Wade Hampton. Major
bottom of tha box. and that the wood had
the appearance of being very old, being
black in color and like hard wax to thf
touch. They also stated that the instru
ment was very sweet toned.
Miller asserts that he got the Instru
ment from a friend to replace a borrowed
one of hla own. He can tra- it baok
only to about fifty years ago when It wan
In possession of a family of, musicians. In I rar'l' every stale In the union contributed
toe northern part of Finland. At that!10 ,1,e ne"r futu'" hasting Washington,
t'me It was said to have been a very old ' ranned milk; Oregon and California,
violin. Miller rays that ha haa refused I 'ru": the Dakota and Iowa, beef and
an offer of two for it, and that he would lrh; Woinlng, mutton: Minnesota, bui
not have sold It for any price. Miller Is ter; Vl.-eon.-In, eggs; Kansas and Ne
a rVaridliiavlun alio sp akj very broken j hi aska, poultry; .Michigan, breakfast foods,
Knghsh. He was orue a musrisn, but and Vermont, maple sjgar. Other states
has since become a cabinet maker. De- . not named representing every section of th
tactlves are working on th caa an 4 b
J hops to recover Lis property.
NEW SPEAKER HAS
FAT J01J8IN HAND
One Thousand Positions Controlled b)
Party in Power in the
CLERKSHIP iin . . i-ESIRED PLUM
Carries Salary of ti.i Ihousand Fiv
CIVIL SERVICF DOES NOT APPL1
Postmaster Has Desirable Berth and
No Hard Work.
SOLDIERS TO Rv. REMEMBERED
Transport Hla on Way to Manila
vrlh Hla Car am nf Good Thlnas
Many States Contrlbnte
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. SO. (Special.) Now
that It is assured that the democrats will
organize and control the next house of rep
resentatives during the SIxty-.seL'ond con
gress the question naturally arises as tft
the personnel pertaining to the organisa
tion of the house. There arc at least 1.00(
Jobs about the capltol which ute controlled
by the party In control of the house. Thes4
range from laborers out In the caplto,
grounds, Including police, engineers, fire
men, coal passers in the engine roomt
which supply heat, electric light and power,
laborers and messengers, clerks and ste
nographers, committee clerkships and at
tendant messengers, besides, of course, th
many high officials, such aa clerk of the
house, srrgeant-at-arms, etc. These posi
tions, great and small, belong to the scalp"
belt of the victor and are not hedged about
by any civil service rules.
To start with In the remuneration of th
good things the speaker has the Selection
of a private secretary whose salary li
$3,500, a clerk to the speaker's table at
$3,000, another clerk to the speaker at $l,80t
and a messenger at 11,400 per annum. These
are the speaker's Individual and personal
appointments. It Is his little family, so to
speak, of clerical helpers.
Iloase Clerkship II I Plum.
The clerk of the house Is one of the best
In the gift of, ths vtctorB, earn ing with It
a salary of I6.W0 and having under him
some thlrty-slx employes variously assigned
to the conduct of the clerical business of
the house, ranging In salaries from $3,000
to $300 per year. '
In the clerk's document room there is a
superintendent and at least three annual
employes and, perhaps a score or more
4 carried ' during- JUf seeslons , o -cbngre
all at good Jiving tsilarlei.
The librarian of the housa Is a nice easy,
billet and there are three assistants undar
The office of sergeant-at-arms la In many
respects a most choice morsul of patronage.
There all accounts are knpt and payments
of salaries of members mads. In reality
the sergeant-at-arm'a office Is the bank
of the house of representatives and many
members keep their accounts there and
check against the credit Just as they would
at their bank at home.
Then onj'a mind turns to the office of
doorkeeper under whom comes the super
vision of a great number of miscellaneous
' Then one might suggest many good
berths under the superintendent of th
folding room. It la in this section of the
building that documents of all sorts ar
wrapped, reoorded and stored away In
readineaa to be mailed out to the consti
tuents of the members as they may call
for them and still another storehouse of
congressional printed matter Is the docu
ment room and during the sessions the
combined forces of these two places will
be near sixty men.
Poatmaeter Has Snap.
Then one should not forget the office of
postmaster Is a really good Job. While of
course, responsible, his assistants are
trained ad skilled men of the highest type
detailed from the Washington city post
office and Mr. Postmaster of the house of
representatives" really has but little to do
but be about when congress Is In session,
look wise and draw his salary.
Furthermore, there are some twenty reg
ular standing committees each currying a
clerk. These clerkships pay salnrles at
from $1,800 to $1.U0 per annum, the general
average being about t-,400. Many of the
larger committees, such as appropriations,
ways and means, agriculture and others
have several clerks and each committee
ia given a messenger ut Jl'iO per month.
Each representative In the house Is en
titled to employ a clerk al $I2T a month.
and there are about thirty-five men on the
; police force assigned to work on the house
side, and their pay ia $100 per month.
I In reality It la safe to say that the party
j In control of the house of representatives
has at Its disposal nearly 700 good Jobs,
ranging from $i0 down to $720 per annum.
The corps of pago boy appointments must
not tie overlooked The riiroa la l.r.,,t
strong, equally divided as lo appointment
between the dominant parties. These
brio-tit little lada receive i;f, i,er i,,.h
during the sessions.
Soldiers In I ott er House.
Of the veterans of the civil war elected
to the Hixty-second congress only three
were gent-rat offhiip. They are Bingham
and Shorn ood. union, and Gordon, con
federate, the three having been brigadier
generals. In the present congress, de-
I feated for re-election Is Kelfr-r of Ohio,
who was a major general of volunteers in
Generals Burnslde, lyOgan Sewell, Bose
c:an and Kelfer, union; Ma'ione and
Wheeler, confederate veterans.
Soldiers ot Korgrut Ira.
The officers and soldlera In the Phlllp-
' pines will not be forgotten Thanksgiving
day. The transport Dig Is on the way to
I Manila with a big carno of good things.
, homeland, helped to swell the cargo wua
J their conlri '"'lions. .
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