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OMAHA, FRIDAY MOKNIM.. DKCKMHKU 1(5. IHW-TWKLYK PAliES.
SIXIUjK COPY TWO CUNTS.
Twenty-Three Hundrt '
Kansas City Women
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THEY DO KOI GET NE
Experience is Only Thing; Acv
TWO MEN ARE NOW MIS -tG
Leave Two Cities Simultaneously,
Taking- Their Profits.
WILL BE LONG REMEMBERED
William tireeabanm anil Ilia Brother
ntlrrted $1 mr In Weekly Pay
iiimiIi and r'led Day for
Tines hundred women In Omaha and
nearly two thousand women In Kansas City
have been swindled out of from S5 to $7
inch, according to the story disclosed at
the local police station yesterday after
noon. As a result of the great get-rlch-qulck
scheme accomplished by William and
Ousiav Oreenbaum, a steady stream of
the victimised women, who are gradually
becoming aware of their losses, Is daily
swarming upon room 311 In the Karbach
block, where the men who worked the
swindle had their headquarters.
The Greenbaurn brothers established the
V nl led Garment company In Omaha about
three months ago, sending out men and
women solicitors In a thorough canvassing
campaign through the north end of the
city. They launched a skirt club of
enormous numerical proportions, enlisting
women aa members, on the proposition
that the women pay $1 down and 25 cents
a week, taking a chance on getting a skirt
with each payment or surely getting the
gaiment when 17 was paid.
Work Tut Cities Slmnltaneonsly.
Apparently the brothers started their
scheme In Kansas City about the same
time, for Gustav Greenbaurn, who con
ducted the agency In the Missouri town,
disappeared from there Saturday at the
same time William Greenbaurn deserted
the local headquarters. The women in
both cities had reached the game stage in
..i. .Moa amount of installments.
and from all accounts were all listed to
net their skirts on the last payment, l ne
brothera apparently had timed their
operations so that they were able to do
part from the ken of their patrons with
practically the entire possible subscriptions
of the latter.
The Omaha police w.re notified of the
swindle ytsterday by Mrs. R. C. tMneen.
of 8t0 Bouth Twenty-third street and sev
eral neighbors, all of whom had been
duped. Oil ers who later appeared at tho
Karbach building and discovered their loe
were: lM to. II. 8. Anthony. Twenty-fifth
and Indiana avenue: Mrs. I- C. Cole, ttl
Houtl;TwnT.-rtghAh atreet, and , Mra. l
K. Qulnane, 281 Seward street.
Jack. Howarth wia made assistant man
ager of the Omaha agency, and from him a
letter received yesterday reveals the fact
that the total number of vlctima ,hera was
m. ili aald the books showed that exact
number; Howarth, who had never been
aware that the concern was based on a
swindling Idea, and who In common with
the solicitors believed the company really
had an arrangement to get skirts from
Kansas lClty when the garments were
needed, was sent to Kansas City by Wil
liam Greenbaurn Saturday, He waa to take
charge of the Missouri branch. Upon ar
riving there he discovered that Gustav
Greenbaurn had deserted the agency witn
all the funds.
Local Manager Declared Innocent.
Howarth' s information concerning the
whole affair came In a letter to the ele
vator conductor at the Karbach block. In
which the deposed assistant manager ex
pressed wonder over his experience. He ex
plained that the Omaha women had paid In
the stipulated amount each and many had
paid additional installments, hoping to get
their skirts sooner. He added that several
of the subscribers embarrassed the chief
official by paying over the entire S7 some
time before it was due, asking for the
xklrta Immediately. In those Instance, he .
added, "William Greenbaurn had explained
that there was a garment makers' strike
In progress In Kansas City and that It was
Impossible to fill the orders.
Apparently none of the solicitors or other
aid of Oreenhauni had the slightest inkling
at any time that the project waa not thor
oughly open and above board. Howarth
expressed the belief that the Greenbaurn
had goo either to Chicago or some other
!o1nt la Illinois where he knew they had
COALITION PLURALITY IS NOW
Oolr lty-for "eats la British Psr
llaiueat Remain to be
LONDON, Dec 15 Only sixty-four seats
In the new Parliament remain to be filled
and the coalition parties already have a
majority of ninety-two, although the union
ists as a party still have the largest mem
bership with a total of 2i7 members elected
The ftupnorter of the goernment are
mado as follows'
I.lbrals, 2ii; Irish nationalists, 4; Inde
pendent nationalists, 9; labor members. 40;
an aggregate of TAO. The laborltea thus
lar have secured tho same number of seata
they held In the !u.tl Parliament.
Two liberals anj one unionists gain in
the returns n.uilo known today give the
lib. rals a net g;ln of a sintie se.it in the
i"i constituencies now polled.
CONGRESSMAN COOK IS DEAD!
Heareseaiat l e i'ruui Second I'ruM-
ltanla District Passes
1 wa .
rillUVDKI.rillA. Dec. 15 Congressmen
Joel Cock, of the Second Pennsylvania dis
trict roViiprialng part of this city, died here
today. Mr. 'ook was Mrlcken with ;iP"P--y
In Washington luat Saturday and.
failing to uluiw any Improvement, he was
tc. noted, to his home here.
Unt summer Mr t'ock suffered a slight
puiatytlc stroke, btit recovered luffitiently
to i wime his congrexvional dtittrs. He was
' Y A ) HI X OT N. '.''. :.Y At'tt;- a see-
i i ! iung If it. an a qinrvr . an
lo.,r. the houe adjourned t l. y of re-spe.-t
to iie memory of ! ' intitlve
Ji..l i uok of Prnru) Ivanla. who I'.ird today
In i'UitiuVlvlila. .
Want Free Trade
With United States
Convention Representing All Sections
in Session in Ottawa Formu
OTTAWA. Ont.. Ic. 15 A thousand
prosperous Canadian farmers assembled In
the Grand opera house at Ottawa today
to formulate demands on the Dominion
government. They rame from all parts of
Canada, every province being represented
with the exception of Prince Edward
Island, the smallest and British Columbia,
This, the first meeting of the Canadian
council of agriculture. Is regarded as of the
greatest Importance to the Dominion. It
Is an effort of the agriculturalists to Im
press their needs on the lawmakers.
The Initial demand Is for abolition of
customs duties on agricultural Implements
and for better commercial relations with
the I'nlted States. The convention Is ex
pected to have some effect on the recipro
city negotiations to be resumed In Wash
ington next month.
The delegates from the east and west
of Canada had feared there might be some
conflict of views as to the demands to be
made on the government. Early In the
meeting, however. It was disclosed that
both wanted primarily a reduction of the
Canadian tariff on articles essential to the
Experts Testify in
Jacobs Murder Case
Denver Man Bays Gun Which Miss
Roberts was Killed With Could
be Discharged Accidentally.
8TUROIS, S. D., Dec. 15. (Special Tele
gram.) The trial of Oscar Jacobs, charged
with killing Elba Roberts, waa resumed
this morning. Mary Van Koughnet testi
fied to the careless maimer In which the
deceased, Elba Roberts, handled a revol
ver. Lee Knapp, expert gunsmith, of
Denver, sworn on part of defendant, took
the gun apart In the presence of the Jury,
showing the manner In which It was de
fective and could easily be discharged ac
cidentally. Expert Hamilton waa recalled
on beualf of state to contradict statements
of Knapp and to strengthen theory of
state that the gun could not be discharged
accidentally. The defense then rested,
after which arguments were begun by
John T. Mllek for the state and H. H.
Potter for the defense. At 1 o'clock ar
guments for the defense were continued
by Harry P. Atwater and Frank Sears,
after which the state will close. The case
probably will go to the Jury late this
Dr. Kieg-le of WestToiat Will Be First
Physician at Hastings and Dr,
C&rsoi of Omaha Second.
DAVID CITY. NeB. Dec. 15 (Special
Telegram.) Governor-elect Aldrich thin
afternoon announced the following ap
Insane Asylum at Hatting First physi
cian Dr.. T. H. Klegle, West Point; sec
ond physician. Dr. H. K. Carson, Omaha.
Industrial School. Kearney Steward, J.
8. Ashenfelter, Beatrice.,
Boldiera' Home at Mllford Surgeon,
James B. Mulr, Mllford. .
Industrial Home at Mllford Matron,
Suspji Ward, Mllford (reappointed): physi
cian. Dr. Harry J. Wertman, Mllford.
Soldiers' Home at Grand Island Ad
jutant, C. G. Van Ness, Grand Island.
Drug Inspector R. 8 Schofleld, Omaha.
Penitentiary Steward. Monte Robb,
Maynard; bookkeeper, Jefferson Ward,
Banner county (reappointed).
Two Men Escape
, from Burning Mine
Miners Who Broke Hole Through Air
Pipe at Tacoma, Va., Get Out
of Shaft Alive.
CINCINNATI. O., Deo. 16-Two of the
thirteen men entombed by the mine ex
plosion at TaComa, Va., yesterday, In
which many Uvea were lost, emerged from
the workings today In fairly good condi
tion, according to a special to the Times
Star from Hluefield. W. Va.
Two other men were found alive, but It
Is believed they cannot live. Eight men
were found smothered to death near the
alr-pipe which saved the Uvea of C. K.
Uipmar. and John Swett the two who
were not seriously Injured. Swett and
Ieapman, when the explosion took place,
rushed for the air shaft. Finding exit
Impossible they grasped a sledge hammer
and with It broke a hole In a small air
pipe and obtained sufficient air to keep
Marathon Club is Mistaken
for the Erdman Trial Jury
Twelve men walked to by two past the
court house steps on Karnam street. The
twelve are all pretty well known.
"Why. there'a the Erdman Jury,'" ex
claimed a passerby. "Pour fellow: lieeu
up all night aitd are now being taken tu
breakfast. Don't see any bailiff, though."
This was twenty-four hours after the
Erdman juiy had been discharged, and j
far from being Jurymen, two of the twelve
were Judge t the district court, another
on of the most prominent attorneys at the j
Omaha bar, a fourth man waa the comuii- j
sloner of the Commercial club of Cmaha. i
A Jobber or two. four other lawyers, also I
well known, and a leading lumberman were j
others of the twelve, none of whom would
have felt flattered had he heard the com- j
The doughty dozen in the order of their '
marching were thete: Judge Uoorge A. I
lay and I'. 1. Smith, who seemed to be
pavcinakeis. followed by W. A. DeBjrd
and JudKe A. C. Troup; not In line of ;
two came Charles liatelle and W. L. I'n- !
zicktr: K A. lilnrlchs and J. M. Uulld j
tiou ctoae ou tho htol of these and J.,.S I
W nltv, and Alvlu i. Jaiu.ou were In fifth
Commissioners' Association Re-Elects :
Old Officers, Starts Fight for More j
Pay and Adjourns. j
HASTINGS MEN ARE HONORED'
Oeorge Mysen Heads the Clerks' Asso
ciation Once More.
C. E. HILL FIGHTS OWN HONOR
Tries to Get Out of Secretaryship, but
Has to Take It.
PROTEST DROWNED IN CHEERS
Reaolatlnne Favor Higher Par for
Commissioners Per Diem, Belnsr
Raised from 93 to M and
President; Philip A. Kennedy, SfcOool !
eoretary C. B. Kill, Hastings. '
Treasurer Sdward Williams, Grand j
COTsTTT CLEM' OrTICIll.
President Oeorge Mysen, Hastings.
Tie President C. I. Hedslnnd.
eoretary - Treasurer p. S. Elliott,
The sixteenth annual convention of the
Nebraska Commissioners, Supervisors and
County Clerks' association came to an end
yesterday afternoon with the election of the
foregoing officers. The county clerks, who
are members of the main association also,
have a little private organization and this
re-elected Its old officers with George
Mysen as the head.
President P. A. Kennedy of the Nebraska
Commissioners' association was re-elected
as predicted by acclamation, and likewise
Secretary C. E. Hill was chosen again by
viva voce vote of all present but one.
Mr. Hill's own voice was raised In loud
dissonant dissent. He wished to step aside,
but he could not. or did not step fast
enough. He protested In a loud voice, but
this was drowned ,ln a roar of cheers, and
President Kennedy ruthlessly put a motion
to cast a unanimous ballot. Inasmuch aa
the president could not hear Mr. Hill's neg
ative vote though but a few feet a .ay
the motion carried and Mr. Hill grinned
and bore It.
Grand Island Wins.
Grand Island had previously beaten Lin
coln for the next convention by a vote of
B6 to 45, and It waa deemed fitting to e-ct
a Grand Island man treasurer so that there
will be plenty of Grand Island money col
lected for purposes of entertainment. Ed
ward Williams waa then chosen for the
office. II promised that "when the con
vention adjourns the treasury will be
busted." , ,
The convention adopted resolutions which
provide for a bill to be presented at l,in
ooln which will raise some commissioners'
salaries. It Is proposed that pay shall bo
Increased from 13 to $4 a day. Increase In
mileage Is to be from 6 to 10 cents a day.
in Douglas county this would mean an
Increase of about $6,000 a year and In Lan
caster about $2,000.
There la a provision for maximum totals
according to population of counties aa fol
lows: Population New Scale. Old Scale,
of county Com. Hup. Com. Hup.
I'nder 10,000 $ SO0 $ MX) $ SuO $:'0il
10.000 to 20.000 l.ooo 700 500 anu
20,fi00 to 30.000 1,200 800 1.001) S00
30.000 to I.(i0 1.500 1.000 1 ?00 .
60,000 to 100,000 2.000 1 pin) .
Over 100,000 2,400 1,810 ....
Dinner at Rome.
The convention Informally concluded last
evening with the annual dinner at the
Rome. Governor-elect Aldrich did not
come and Judge Ben Baker and Mayor
Dahlman took his place on the list of
toasts. The convention has been an un
qualified success. Attendance at all ses
sions has been large, practically every
delegate staying In the hall from start to
finish. The delegates have had a really
good time and have spent a lot of money.
Henry Seymour, one of the most popular
men In the state capital, talked Thursday
morning on "Equalization of Taxes." Mr.
Seymour Is secretary of the state board
which has to do with adjustment of taxes
as between counties. After giving a brief
abstract of tax equalization processes, as
the statute requires, by county boards and
by the state board. Mr. Seymour urged
commissioners to make suggestions at any
time to the State Board of Equalization.
He particularly desires suggestions as to
the official assessment blanks which con
tain, as taxpayers know, a list of all sorts
of personal property from sewing machines
to household canaries.
Telia at Tax Dodgers.
Mr. Seymour told a good many anecdotes
of tax dodgers. Automobile men would not
love him for one. This anecdote was about
a man known to own a $.1,000 car. He did
not list it and was called before the county
"This is no asset," he declared. "It's a
place. J. S. Bultln and John Forbes con
stituted the rear guard.
Thexe twelve be the leading members of
the Omaha Field Club District Marathon
club, which ha no constitution, by-laws,
grips or passwords but which has a meet
ing place and a time of meeting, too.
livery morning, rain, hall or freeze, mem
bers of this club meet at the corner of
thirty -fourth and Poppleton and then hik$
together downtown. They leave the Inter
section at one minute past k o'clock and so
punctual are they that the neighborhood
Is setting Its clocks by them. In fact the
Inhabitants of Koenlgsberg, who uied to
keep time by Immanuel Kant, the philoso
pher, really had nothing on the Field club
iomtlniN the whole twelve are not at
hand: sometimes others who do not really
belong, but who are welcome or tolprated,
join the piociUn. lint theae outilei
are never allowed to lead the parade. This
1 the eacrosanct function of JudKe Day
and Mr. Smith, uml wue to the hapless
wight who dares Infringe.
Four coiiklltute a quorum of the club.
Ljt aliuoM rier a. ihcie lea than six
Curiosity-A Girl Who Hasn't One of Those
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From the Clevelani Leader.
BUCKET SHOPS ARE RAIDED!
Federal Officials Make Fifty Arrests
in Chicago Financial District.
TELEGRAPH INSTRUMENTS SEIZED
Managers and Kmployes of the Mrlfle
Concern In Kookerjr are Taken to
jail Six Branches Also
CHICAGO, Dec. 15. I'nlted States secret
service officials raided the offices of the
Capital Investment company as a buckei
shop. The main offices and four of Its
branches were visited and papers and rec
ords confiscated. "Sid" Mcllie Is said by
federal officers to be the chief owner of
the company. He Is believed to be In
Charles F. DeWoody of the Department
of Justice had charge of raiders who swept
Into the Rookery building, In the heart of
tho financial district, at noon.
A warrant has been obtained by the
government officials for the arrest of Mc
llie. Aa soon aa the contents of the office
had been seized a telegram from Aurora,
Til., and one from Jollet, III., announced
that simultaneous raids there had been
successful, many records being seized.
The firm Is safA.w 4iav thirty-three
branches in the or die west and to have
done an extensive business In the buying
land selling of stocks. Although govern
ment officials were noncommittal, they
Identified their efforts as "part of the
general movement to stop get-rlch-qulck
Thirty policemen and fifteen special
agents of the Department of Justice made
the raid on the main offices.
Telephone and telegraph Instruments
were torn out and blackboards and books
were piled In heaps to be removed to the
federal building. The concern occupied
nearly a quarter of the floor and about
fifty clerks and managers were at work
when the raiders appeared and were ar
rested. Load after load of the prisoners
was hauled away.
List of Places Raided.
Beside the Ilookery building offices tha
following alleged bucketshops were raided:
V. J. Holzappel, 235 Fifth avenue.
Campbell & Co., Postal Telegraph bulld
Irg. Murphy & Co.. 02 LeSalle street.
Sanderson Sc Co., &5 The ltookery.
Those raided outside the city are:
M. J. Mason & Co., Jollet, III.
J. L. Dlckes & Co., Aurora, 111.
Telegrams received here nay a federal
agent left Jacksonville, Fla., today to ar
Although the offices other than the so
called main office were doing buslnexs os
tensibly as Individual concerns tho gov
ernment officials charge that they were in
reality branch offices of the main con
corn. Among the prisoners taken waa 1L
H. Mcllie, a brother of Sldmon Mcllle.
Others were the following:
Frank C. Williams, Michael Murphy,
Charles W. Hick ell. M. F. Evans, Frank
Holsappel, C. C. Caldwell, J. W. McChea
ney, J allies Southard, ! W. Iwis, Otto
Kronenberg, William Talcott, Thomas A.
Kent, William B. Herbert. R. I Green
and W. J. Sanderson.
Twenty-Five Tons of Candy.
TTNIONTOWN. Pa.. Dec. IS. Fifty thou
sand pounds of candy have been purchased
by the Flick Coal and Coke company, a
subsidiary of the I'nlted States Steel cor
poration, for distributions among the 3.n0J
children of Its employes in the Counells
vllle and Klondike regions.
To make Christ
mas shopping easy.
The Bee is running
a "For Chr stmas"
column on the first
want ad page.
In this column almost every
thing suitable for Holiday
Gifts is mentioned, with the
uamo of the person from
whom it may lie obtained.
You may find here an ap
propriate and inexpensive
present, or suggestion of the
newest things offered this
It will save worry and time j
and money to consult the 'For !
Christmas" Column before j
you start out .'hopping today, j
i iUH Tvltr 1000 for YYaut Ada. j
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Report on National
Defense Will Not be
Sent to Congress
House Refuses to Receive Document
in Confidence and President Directs
that it be Withheld.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 16 President Taft
today directed Secretary of War Dickinson
to withhold from congress entirely his re
poit on the national defense made l-i an
swer to a resolution passed by the -.ouse
of representatives. The house yesterday de
dined to receive the report In confidence.
Hence It will not be sent at all.
Seven Hundred Members of C)aas on
Government Listen to Address
CAMBRIDGE.' Mass., rec. 15. Seven
hundred Harvard students listened to ad
dresses which Theodore Roosevelt deliv
ered on "Politics, " before tho members of
tho class of government of' that unlwar
alty. The colonel advised all the memBera of
the class to go into politics when they, are
graduated. He declared that the training
they were receiving at Harvard would em
inently fit them for political work. He
described his political position by saying
that he thoroughly believed In the politics
which he personally advocated.
Colonel Roosevelt denounced the methods
of nominating people for political offices
by which men who had no previous ex
perience In politics were given the prefer
ence because they had made no enlmles.
Federal Council Elects March-Emile
Ruchet to Succeed Rob
BERNE, Switzerland, Dec. 15. The fed
eral assembly In Joint session of the na
tional and state councils today elected
March-Emlle Rurhet, president of the
Swiss confederation for 1911. Louis Ferrer
was chosen vice president of the federal
council. M. Ruchet Is now vice president of
the federal council and chief of the de
partment of the Interior. M. Ferrer occu
pied tho presidency In 1!)6. The retiring
president Is Robert ComteFs.
ROBIN COOPER IS MARRIED
IHIsa Km l.ee Smith Becomes Bride of
Man Who Was ( barged with
LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Dec. 15. Reuben
Cooper, who with his father. Colonel Dun
can B. Cooper, was charged with the
murder of ex-Senator Edward W. Carmaok
In Nashville. In the fall of 1908. was mar
lied this evening to Miss Eva I.ee Smith,
daughter of President Milton IT. Smith of
the Ixiulsvllle A Nashville railroad. The
wedding took place at the home of the
bride's parents In this city. Late this
evening Mr. and Mrs. Cooper left for New
Orleans, where they will sail for Panama
on December 17.
Kissel Decision Will Affect
the Oil and Tobacco Cases
WASHINGTON. Dec. 15. Coming on the
eve of reaigument of the dissolution suits
agatnst the Standard OU and the tobacco
orporatioiiH, the Uccixion last Monday by
the supreme court of the I'nlted States
that a conspiracy under the Sherman antl.
trust law may be a "continuing offense, "
lias aroused new Interest in the forthcoming
The court delivered this decision In the
K;ntel case. While the question of a con
spiracy under the Sherman sntl-trust law
being "continued" did not become the lead
ing issue In either the Stauciaid (HI or the
tobacco corporations.lt figured in the argu
ment In both cubes. It was more prominent
in the; Standard Oil suit. Just what effect
the Klxxel UerUion will have on the
presentation of the cases to the court
a matter of much speculation among
rorpoiation lawyers In Hie capital.
It : know that the attorneys on
botii lil arc preparing l give close
study M t' e principles which guided the
court 111 arriving at the un.tnlnious con
clusion In .ei!!,i to tlie continuing char
acter of a conrplracy.
it Is ml'l that the ilectnlon may have
an appreciable effect ou the argument a
Knit Aviator Hats.
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FIERCE RIOT IN CHICAGO
Non-Union Garment Workers, Under
Police Escort are Attacked.
ONE WORKMAN IS SHOT DEAD
llloters are Armed with Home-Mad
Rlllies' and Xomfaer of Offlcera
are Hadly Ileaten
CHICAGO, Dec. 15. In a clash between
striking garment workers and police to
day, one workman was shot dead, another
fatally wonded, and several combntants on
both sides seriously Injured. Non-union
tailors employed oy B. Kuppenhelmer &
Co., were being escorted to a shop and had
been assailed by the strikers.
Charles Wernecke, one of the police
men Injured, may die. A striker, shot
throught the lungs by one of the police
guards of the non-union workers, Is re
ported dying at St. Elizabeth's hospital. He
Is Mark Llngwlsx.
. Policeman Albert Wtnge was beaten so
severely he was unable to return to the
police station ,"-r duty. Three other po
licemen were ho severely beaten they had
to be given medical attention. The affrty
waa declared by the Injured policemen to
hayft.been'unprovoke' " '" " "
r VFhen the polloemen drew their weapons
the striker fled. Many of the rioters were
armed with home-made "billies," composed
of a chunk of lead at the end of a short
thong, and with these they assailed the
A marked Increase In the bitterness with
which tha strikers engage In riots has been
aeon since tha peace negotiations failed.
Tho . man who was killed was of Im
mense stature and weighed more than 200
pound.- Ha had felled Policeman Weln'ke
when he waa shot and killed. I-ater he
was Identified a P. Nogareckls, a former
employe of . B. ' Kuppenheltner.
ARRESTS IN CONNECTION
' WITH MURDER OF GIRL
Teacher and farm Hand Held In Con
aeetlon with Death of
COLUMBUS', O., Dec. 15. The police to
day are working on tho mystery of the
death of Miss Florence Baer, aged 19,
daughter of a respectable farmer living
southwest of the city and have In custody
Frank Cleves Welker, aged SO, a teacher
In a business college here, and a farm
hand of the (name of Ievl Cordray.
The girl's body was found In a vacant
lot In the western part of the city yester
day, frozen, and the theory of the police
Is that she was taken from a physician's
office after having died there and left In
Welker came from Gallia county and Is
a graduate of TUo Grande college. Both
Welker and Cordray deny any connection
with the case.
LONE BANDIT ROBS BANK
ihler and Fonr Other Men Tied With
Rope and Twestyflve Hundred
SALTNA. Kan., Dec. 15 A lone bandit
today held up the State hank at Paradise,
Kan., and aecured S2.5O0. He forced the
cashier to unlock the safe and then se
curely tied the cashier and four other men
with a clothes line before he left.
to what weight should be given the acts
of the corporations before the Sherman
anti-trust act was passed. In the first
arguments of the Standard Oil case, coun
sel for that corporation contended that the
I alleged rebates and alleged unlawful ex
clusion of competitors from the trnde were
not to be considered at all because they
could not be violations of a law not in
existence. On the oilier hand, the repre
sentatives of the government argued that
these allegations were very material; that
they showed the "continuation" of the
alleged conspiracy formed in 1S70, and
brought It down to the time of the opera
tion of the ad.
It lias been siigsexted that the court
may have completed Its consideration of (he
Kissel cane with more than ordinary speed
In order to get tho holding before the
country for the guidance of counsel n argu
ing the big corporation rases Immediately
ufter New Year. This applies particularly
to the statement In the opinion that a con
spiracy is ronstltuted by an agreement, to
be sure, but the conspiracy 'is the result
of tha agreement, rather than the ugree-ni'-nt
Itself, Jut as a partnership, al
though constituted by a contract, Is not
the contract, Lu. Is a result of If
Iowa Editor Linrs Up Progressives
and Lectures Senate from Stand
point of the Tress.
MAIDEN SFEECH BIO SUBFRISE
Country Would Be Believed by Two
PRODUCERS TO HAVE HIS AID
Quaint and Forceful Language At
tracts Strict Attention.
ATTACKS CUMMINS PROPOSAL
He "ays Snaiteated Heilslon of Tariff
Hales Would Place Farming
fttatee at Distinct
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Dee. lli.-lSpeclal Tele
gram.) Senator I.afe Young was accorded
an ovation today by his colleagues In the
senate, when he terminated his ppeech in
favor of protection along old fashioned re
publican lines. ,
The senator's trooping of dead leaders of
the republican party In battle array was
regarded aa one of the finest bits of ora
tory heard in the upper house for years.
Always happy, never prolix, with homely
simile here and there to btittresi a point,
with satire and Irony splendidly Inter
mingled, he mnile one of the most refresh
ing speeches of the Klxty-flrst congress and
one of the most telling.
Senator Cummins, his colleague, was the
laxt to congratulate him, and from nearTjy
witnesses of the mestlng of the two sen
ators, It Is learned the senior senator
"You were pretty severe on me In your
criticism of progressives."
There was no reply from Young; only an
expanding smile and Senator Cummins
parsed on, his duty done.
No quarter was asked by the Iowa news
paper man and none was given. Cummins
and Young understand each other. They
occupy different camps, and If Mr. Young
perchance be defeated at the coming ses
sion of the Iowa legislature he will be
found out In the open In 1912 battling for
Cummins' neat. That la the significance of
Glvea Henata Snrprlse.
Senator Young gave the legislative body,
of which he has been a member exactly
ten days, the surprise of Its existence. He
had prepared to make an attack on hit
colleague, Senator Cummins, who seek
passage of a concurrent resolution chang
ing the rules of the senate and house ao
as to permit piecemeal revision of the
Payne-Aldrkh tariff law. Thla ha did and
Doffing his toga, when ha arose, ha lec
tured the gjave' and dignified senators
from the 'standpalna -aiaa editor, W'hk'h
he Is In private lifT '" '
The ftenat tlinn anA ll,.n u,,i..J
when Mr. Young told It that the country
would feel relieved were congresa to ad
journ altogether for two "solid" year. It
gasped again when ha alluded to Ha mem
bers In breexy fashion a "boys" and when
he declared that the editors of the coun
try and not congress ruled the country,
the galleries Joined with Senators In gen
Commands Strict Attention.
Senator Young's speech,, which occupied
less than an hour, commanded the strictest
attention. The senator had prepared an
address, which was before him on his desk,
but he seldom consulted the printed trans
cript. He warmed as he proceeded and ap
parently realiiing that It might be at once
his salutatory and his swan song, he apoke
his real thoughts on legislation and on tha
His reference to editors and printers' Ink
as tha real director of the destiny of tha
nation was followed by disavowal of any
Intent to offend. When ha railed his eol
lesgues "boys" he accompanied It with a
wave of his hand. Thla Incident followed
a story of how. Just as he was about to
take the train for Washington and tha
senate, a constituent "buttonholed" him.
"(o down there, senator," said the con
stituent, "and for heaven's sake put up a
fight for the consumer."
"I will not." Mr. Young said he replied.
"Those boys there are doing that. I am
going to fight for the producer."
Standing in Senator Tillman's place, Mr.
Young attracted general attention whan
he arose, not only because of the novelty
Involved In a set speech from so new a
senator, but because of tho qualntneas and
forcefulness of his language aa he warmed
to his work.
Opposes Tariff Revision.
Mr. Young opjvised all efforts of revision
of the existing tariff law, because, aa ha
contended, the law protects the Interests
of the fanner. He had great fear, he said,
that ultimately the adoption of the Cum
mins resolution would prove Injurious to
the great agricultural Interests.
"The principal complaint aalnxt the
tariff as regnrds price, " he said, "has had
reference to the products of the farm.
Therefore we might anticipate that the first
schedule that would come from the other
house would he the agricultural schedule
I would be afraid for Secretary Wilson or
any number of great faitncrs to be caught
alone with that schedule with no means of
The weapons of offense and defense In
legislation are the right of amendment and
tho piivllene of i.ffiirig substitutes. My
colleague would take away from himself
and myself tha tight of Introducing the
woolen Kchrdulo as a substitute for a pro
pone.! amendment which might put agri
cultural products on the fiwa list. If the
proposed rule fthnuM become the law of
tho two houxes we would he denied tha
privilege of fighting for ouri nterests hy
the arraignment and Introduction of the
lnterexts of others."
Mr. Young spoke of the rrrent elections
and plainly referring to tho progressive re
publicans, vald that arguments made by
men within the republican party had pro
duced democratic votes. In dlxcuxxlng tha
attacks by IneurKents on tho principle of
protection, Mr. Young told of meeting Wil
liam Jennings ltryan recently and saying
to him that Just as the latter had
progrexed In fitnexs for the prei-Mcncv his
chances had dlmliilhlied and that as he hail
now become a conservative his party would
not prefer hint for that high office.
"My colleague on Tuesday said there
wre In-ijualltles In the tariff enacted In
VjQj,'' began Mr. Young. "This statement
Is undoubtedly tru- and would be true if
my colleague and those In sympathy with
him were to put In the next five years In
rewriting the schedules. bvhsdulaa are
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