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M Jiapptness cn&r -every
Caterer to Serve Hot Meals to One Thousand
REBELLION WILL BE CRUSHED
Coriespondent Who Spent Two Week
with Navarro Reviews Outlook.
This Store Will Remain Closed All Day Monday
1518-1520 FARNAM STREET.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR POOR
Four Thousand Dollar Railed in Des
Moines for Charity.
NEWSPAPERS CARRY ON CAMPAIGN
ltryotlon in Cnaraje of Local
Oraraalaatloaa and fllsT Plnnera
Am to Be fr to the
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. la.. Pec. 84. (fipeclal Tel
egram.) Over H.OoO worth of Christmas
a-ood cheer win distributed this evening,
or will In the morning. ' to the poor peo
ple of Dea Moines, mainly the reault of
efforts on the part of local newspaper
ta rataa funds for that purpose. In most
of the cases the distribution has been
turned over to thOoeal organisation from
some of the churches, extensive distribu
tion of dinners was made.
' Thoas Investigating the needs of the poor
report that their condition Is somewhat
better than usual, largely because of the
light winter thus far.
Ta start Salt Aa-alast Railroad.
The State Railroad commission today
ordered the attorney general to commence
suits against all Iowa railroads to compel
compliance with an order nf the board of
several months ago, reducing the freight
rata on furnaces and furnace materials.
It Is stated that none of the roads have
complied with the order. .
Cnsantlna Expects Some Action.
' Senator Cummins, who returned from
Washington today, takes a hopeful view of
the situation In congress and Indicate that
ha IS Immensely pleased with the evident
tendency of the times for a tar riff com
mission. -"I am expecting that a bill for a
tariff commission will . be reported to the
senate from the finance committee soon
after the holidays," he said. "The senti
ment for a commission has grown so strong
that (t can no longer be resisted. The
house will get a bill of that kfnd. We are
r or tain to secure something of this kind
during the session. My resolution to pro
vide that when a report from the commis
sion Is received It ran be acted on Intelli
gently, has caused soma discussion ' and
there will be more upon It before I let It
go to a committee. It will be followed by
the resolution ' for a rule for a committee
report on every bill within sixty days.
Neither one- will be adopted. There Is no
tariff - question before the congress now,
only a discussion with a view to how best
to carry out the promises of the republican
party and the administration as to these
, Th Ixirimsr report Is likely to cause
soma discussion and It Is an Important
rsatter. The situation In general In con
gress has not greatly changed."
Conference on Pahlle Health.
a' conference. of leading physicians of the
eily, together with the secretary of the
State Board of Health, Dr. turned en of
Washington, and Prof. Henry Albert of
the atata bacterlologloal laboratory, was
held here this evening to consider the prob
lem of heading off the typhoid fever epi
demic. Nothing new was developed and the
oral health authorities have taken all th
precautions regarded ss proper.
Rank Increases Capital.
The secretary of state received notice
of an Increase In the capital of the Ma
haska County State bank at Oakaloosa to
lifiO.000. He also received the articles for
the Newman Creamery company, Guernsey,
capital, $3,000; and for the Banner Dairy
Lunch Co., Minneapolis, capital, ISO.000, to
do business In Iowa.
Reanlatloa of the Telephones.
As the result of a movement, started
largely by the farmers and shippers, who
are banded together In the Corn Belt Meat
Producers association, legislation for the
regulation of telephones In Iowa Is In pros
pect. President fykes of that association
Strongly urges the same.
"There Is urgent necessity for the pas
sage of soma laws relative to tha regulation
and control of telephones companies," Mr.
Bykes said: "At the .present time the state
has practically no supervision of Its tele
phone companies and they are handling us
as they please. Competition Is almost elimi
nated." Report on State Eapensea.
Btate expenses for Iowa for the last two
years, up to June SO last, amounted to
$l,20.STO.M for salaries and per diem alone,
according to tht report of Secretary A. H.
Davison of the state executive council,
published today. The total expenses were
12.433.727. 7S. The fees collected amounted
to t2.24S.108.17. Traveling expenses for the
state amounted to $132,261.78.
Trade School Abandoned.
Horace F. Clark today abandoned his
plans for a trade school In Dea Moines
and left for his borne In Dover, Del. Fail
ure to get the desired financial help and
proper co-operation caused Clark to give
up his projeot.
Member of the board think tha schools
her are doing as good industrial work
aa they can with the equipment now fur
nished. This equipment is to be increased
when funds are available. The board mem
ber did not car to assist In the estab
lishment of a private school to duplicate
on work taught In th public school.
Terns of Offlea Commence.
George Cosson, special counsel In th
office of 'the attorney general, In a de
cision rendered today for th benefit of
all elective offices, explained the effect
of th new law as to time of th official
changes and said:
'The second secular day In January, ltll,
falls on Tuesday. January S. at which
time all elective officers chosen at th gen
eral election for a full term should com
mence their terms of office, except when
otherwise provided by the constitution or
To Enforce Psrssc Act.
The Iowa Kallroad commission today In
structed Attorney General Byer to com
mence action against every railroad In
Iowa before th Interstate Commerce com
mission to compel the companies to obey
a recent reduction in rate on furnace a
ordered by the low commission.
K. V. Fryor. steward of the Omaha
Commercial club, bur decided to ailil to
Mm laurels by eervinx tlie illrim r In le
given the traveling men of Omaha by the
club on Friday evening. I t c-nil.c i i . at
the Auditorium. That th's will he some
thing of a chore, the successful execution
of which will put n big feather In Mr.
Pryor'a cap, everybody series. He was
tli onlj ninti In Omaha who expressed a
willingness to tackle the Job of serving
severul hot coins, m to a hungry lunch of
1.5 0 men In such a plate.
Tlmt I'ryor will cany the thins off In a
satisfactory manner Is asxurnl. i li n one
has examined his plsns. lie has. appar
ently, U ft nothing to chance, on the stage
of the Auditorium a model kitchen la be
ing Installed and on a sca'e never before
attempted, perhaps, under like circum
stances; st leHFt, not In Omaha. He has
nmde Ids own plmis, which ate compre
hensive and on nn plubcrate ral. They
provide for several lines of tnfo'es. seventy
to ninety feet In length, runn tig north
and south across the stage. Between the
tables are batteries of stoves, and along
the sides are aisles for ti e wallers to en
ter and leave by. Cf these waiters there
ill be ion. fifty serving from each side
of the stage and each man taking care of
As the wslters arrive on the singe, north
or south, they will find only one way Ij
get to t lie serving tables, so that confusion
will be avoided. The women who are to
do the serving hai-e stations assigned
them, and each one will plsce on the trays
Just the proper number of portions of fish,
meat or whatever course happens to be
due at the time.
"The hot dishes will be hot, ' says Mr.
.. -: i A '
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A. W. PP.VOR.
Pryor; "steaming hot, in fact, and when
they are placed on the. table they will still
he hot. as also will tho sauces to be served
with the flsli and meat courses. The cof
fee will likewise be all right, and 1 fully
expect to realise the most sanguine ex
pectations ft the cluh officials by making
this banquet a record breaker."
The Commercial cl'ih steward doe not
say this In a boastful manner, but a
something right In th line of duty, and
he gives one the Impression of meaning
Ju.it what he says.
Steward, Pryor came, to Omaha almost
a quarter of a century ago. "just as a little
waiter," he says, quietly. He was born In
Virginia, hut was raised In Washington,
one of the favorite stsmpinjt grounds of
the American gourmet for generations, lie
hciian with the Omnha club when it was
located at Fifteenth and Karnam. When '
the break came In that organisation years
sko. Mr. Pryor went with the I'nlon club.
as the receding organisation wss known,
tnkins the place of head waiter. Later he !
became steward, and when the two groups i
anHln came together he was continued In j
the posit. on of steward at Twelfth end '
rarnatu. on the opening of the Omaha
cluh at Twentieth and Pouglss he moved
with the club and for eighteen years In
all held a place a a trusted man with
Six years ago the Commercial club se
cured Mr. Fry or to lake the position of
.-teward. and he has Justified the select lonj-ver hills, two
by milking good at all times, often undei .spld flreres.
most trying circumstances. Hut he admits '
himself that never before has he had Ids
work cut out as In the case of the travel
ing men's dinner. This tssk means serv
ing a proper meal. In formal and up-to-date
style, to a regiment and half of
men. In a building where all the fittings
must be provided for the occasion. There
will be six courses, exclusive of th coffee
INSURGENTS LOSE OPPORTUNITY
t orleloe; MlejM Have Serea
fhrnaahent alon Had Decisive
x, letiry Been W en at
FORGED COTTON BILLS CASE
New York. Court Holds that Backs
Endorsing Drafts Must Pay.
SEVERAL MILLIONS INVOLVED
If Derision Is I'pheld Foreign Mer
chants Will Collect Immense
Soma from Banks In the
NEW YORK. Dec. 24.-A decision of ' po
tential, far-reaching effect In the cotton
bills of lading cases, rendered here by Su
preme Court Justice Newburger, Is being
actively and animatedly discussed today
among the large Interests Involved, Includ
ing cotton exporting firms, bankers and
representatives of big foreign mercantile
houses. Th case Is the first one growing
out of the cotton bills of lading frauds to
be decided, and while Its Import was ap
parently not realized by others than the
parties Immediately Involved, when the
case was first decided on Wednesday last,
the mercantile world today seems to have
awakened to the possibilities Involved in
The Judgment found by the court was
one for ftS.OM agait.st th Hanover National
bank In favor of th cotton exchange firm
of Springs aV Co. The rise of the litigation
was In the big cotton bills of lad ng for
geries perpetrated last spring In tha name
of two Alabama firms. Knight, Yancey A
Co. of Decatur. Ala,, and Steele, Miller &
Co. of Corinth, Miss. Draft through New
York bank were negotiated with attached
bills of lading, purporting to show that
large amounts of cotton had been delivered
to railroads In Alabama for shipment to
It subsequently was discovered the bill
of lading ware forged. It was claimed In
the Springs case, Just decided, that the en
dorsement by the First National bank of
Decatur, Ala., which first discounted the
draft, vested title In the Hanover National
bank of this city, and that when the
Hanover National bank collected the money
It was considered to have wsrranfed the
genuineness of the bill of lading attached
to th draft. Justice Newburger held that
Springs 4 Co. made payment to the Hano
ver National bank through their mistaken I
ballet that the bill of lading waa genuine
and hence that even though the bank was
an innocent party, Springs & Co. were en
titled to recover from the bank when It
was found the bill of lading was forged.
and Assembly Defy
Each Other Directly
Throne Takes Summary Action in
Connection with Agitation
Memorial Attacks Ching.
PEKING, China, -Dec. 21. The govern
ment and the national assembly Issued
counter defiances today.
In a lengthy edict the throne ordered
home the provincial leaders now In Peking
agitating the Immediate convocation of a
general parliament, and Instructed the
viceroys to employ gendarme to prevent
further assembling In the rfrovtnces and to
treat the agitators as revolutldnarles, pun
ishing them In severest manner.
The assembly countered by a memorial
to the thrope, which recites In srathlng
terms the career of Prince Chlng, whose
office Is that of adviser to the naval de
partment, but who Is of such Influence In
the government that he has borne a great
share of the attack of the progressives
and of his associates In the grand coun
cil, by whom It Is asserted the country ha
been steadily Impaired.
Arguing that a constitutional regime has
been begun already and that, therefore,
the government Is no longer vested In It
entirety In the person of Prince Chun, th
regent, the memorial state that tho throne
doc not have the right assumed In the
edict of December 18, In which the me
morial for the creation of a Constitutional
government are contained. .
The memorial call for the . Immediate
establishment of a ministry responsible
to the people. It la reported that the gov.
ernment is moving the modern troops with
the purpose of suppressing any outbreak.
Steals Ties to Get
. AnnualJail Dinner
Hungry Man Invites Himself to the
Christmas Feast at Police Station
by Attempt at Robbery.
No prospects of a Christmas dinner In
sight. O. C. Huff entered a Farnam street
haberdashery and helped himself to a
handful of tics in plain view of the clerks
that he might he sent to Jail In time for
the Christmas feast.
The experiment brought the desired re
sults, and more. Huff was battered,
beaten, assaulted, beflogged and trampled
upon by seven clerks. When the police
arrived the seven were using Huff for a
divan. He feels better now.
CMlHl'Altl'A, Mox.. Dec. is Vls F.I
Paso. Deo. :t A speolsl represent stive
of the Associated Press, who has bre-i
with the Insurrectos for two Weeks, ie
turned tedav by muls team. Ills Judgmeni
of the situation In this state may be sum
marized In the statement that General
Navarro has been fought back from the
offensive to the defensive, h-.it that the
reinforcements now at hsnd will crush the
rebellion within a month or two.
rn this connection It was ststed today
that federal troops ere now steMnned s
8lx hundred under Genersl Navario at
1'edernale and vlclnltv (west of Malpsso;
Too at San Antonio made up of 30. who
were uninjured In the Malpasn ambusrade
and J40 reinforcement and 1.S00, who ar
rived here last night and today.
The latter Include a batter,- of srilller..-
made up of two light mortars for firing i
Hotchkiss guns and two
Twenty-two psssenger coaches are now
on the tracks of the Mexico A Northwest
etn railroad to forward the reinforcement.
Today was spent In loading food on the
cars and In making other preparations for
the campaign. These troops will go first
to Pan Antonio, making a new force of
5.000 led by the best officers In Mexico.
It Is their program to take Malpaso the
present rebel stronghold. This once tsken
a Junction will be formed with Navarro
under the troops which hsv pome over
Isnd from "onora.
Inearaenta l.oae Opportanlti.
All this will entail serious fighting, but
there Is no foreigner here now viewing af
fairs linpsrtlallj who pretends a belief that
the federals will not triumph eventually.
The Insurrectos lost one chance of creat
ing a natlou-wlde revolt when they failed
to crush Navatro at Cerro Prleto. At that
time they did not have their forces con
centrated and Navarro held his own. Whit
he is under orders not to take the offen
sive h is In a defensive position, which
th Insurrectos cannot attack without dis
aster. His Job Is to sit t ght and allow the
reinforcements, now numbering treble hi
own force, to continue the campaign. Na
varro's original fore was. It ha now been
shown, scarcely mors than a police force,
which was considered sufficient. D a I
now sending an army. The Associated
Press correspondent brings word that in
the fighting around Pedrrnslos und the
west entrance to Malpsso the Insurrectos
were much Inferior In number, but at
Mslpaso they were superior In position
aarrn Kseratea Prisoners.
Arrivals from the front today brought
conflrmat'on to the statement thai Navane
executed a number of civilians st Cor.
Prleto. The number Is given now
thirty-two, twentv-twn In th village pmrer
snd ten at a hamlet nearby. Last Sator
dsy the revolutionists executed ten prison
ers a a retaliatory measure. Thec won
loysllsts taken at Guerrero three or four
weeks ago. They were given trial of n
rough sort and convicted of trencherv
while being allowed the consideration of
neutrals. When the revolutionists becam-
doubly certain of the executions st Cerro
Priefo they shot their own cspt ves. The
execnt'on occurred at a hnmlel between
I. a Junta and Guerrero.
Kl. IWXO. Te.. Iec. :'l Superintendent
George T. Hutiedao ami n force of men
left on a speclsl tra.n this morning for th
south to male repair" on the Kl lso ,v
Noithwestern railroad line where Insur
recton had burned and dnamt-d thtc
bridges after capturing a Ira n and Kolm
south with It. How many more htiduea
were burned Is not known. The tele
graphic commnn cnllon has been restored
only to Gnxuitin and three bridge were
destroyed that far south.
Full N KWIA SK A I'nsi tll"d.
Temperatures at rinnha yesterday
i a. m
(I a. m ,
7 a. m
x a. ni..,..
10 a. m
11 a. m
1 p. m ?l
2 p. m II
S p. m ili
4 p. m 2
R p. m W
dp. m 2l
7 p. m 24
OFFICE OF THK W FATHER RUrUfiAU.
OMAHA, Dec. 24. Official record of tem
perature and precipitation compared with
th corresponding period of the last three
years: 1910. 1W9. 190S. 190?
Highest today 26 28 47 4?
I xi west today 6 18 PI 2fl
Mean temperature 16 23 S M
Precipitation 00 67 .( .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
frnn the normal at Omaha since March I
and compared with the last two years: -
Normal temperature 24,
Deficiency for the day '
Total excess since March 1 737
Normal precipitation M Inch
Deficiency for the day 03 inch
Total rainfall alnce March 1 14.27 Indict
Defclency since March 1 14.78 Inches
Excess for cor. period. 1909 4. M Incite'
Deficiency for cor. period, 1908.. 4.38 Inche)
Six Men Killed in
Near Nevada, Ohio
Fast Westbound Train on Pennsyl
vania Main, Line is Struck by
FORT WAYNE. Ind.. Dec. 24. In a head
on collision at Nevada, O., early today,
between westbound passenger train No.
16 and eastbound express train No. 4 on
the Pennsylvania railroad, six persons were
Wendllas; Denied New Trial.
LOlTI8VILLE, Ky.. Dee. 24. Joseph
Wendllng. convicted December S of the
murder of 8-year-old Alma Kellner, and
given life imprisonment by a Jury, was de
nied a new trial by Judge James p. Greg
ory in crim?nal rrt tods- r was sen
tenced to tb penitentiary for Ufa.
Justice Newburger, in holding with the
view thus outlined, directed Judgment, but
deferred the filing of an opinion for two
Notice of appeal, it la stated, will be
filed at one. Should th higher courts af
firm the Judgment, It Is declared that suits
Involving several million of dollars will
be Instituted by foreign merchants, who
suffered severe losses from th frauds
against the several big banks hen which
handled the cotton bill and drafts.
No Word is Received
from Aviator Grace
"WW""' le . vn v. r
m irTojSaCfoto. m
vjftj tali"" w nj
That this Chri&tmai day
may bring you a full meas
ure of hippintsa and en
joyment it our sincert wiih.
Our store will be closed all
Search for Aeroplanist Who Disap
peared in Fog Over the North
LONDON. Dec. 24.-The search for Cecil
S. Grace, th amateur 'aviator, who lost
hi way In a fog while attempting to re
turn over the' English channel to Dover
Thursday, was continued today without
Th only development this afternoon was
an unconfirmed rumor current at Amster
dam that an aeroplane had been picked up
in tlie North sea.
A fleet of torpedo boats cant out from
Sheernesa to scour the waters of the vi
cinity had not returned up to 2:30 o'clock
Grace had flown from Dover to Calais
and was heading back for the lingllsh
shore when, apparently he lost his bearing
and Instead of continuing toward Dover,
steered to the northeast and over the
North sea. Efforts to find him on land
or water have continued ceaseless since
CALAIS, France, Dec. 24. It was rumored
hare tonight that the crew of a fishing boat
had seen Cecil Grace, the aviator, fall Into
the North Sea. but telegrams of Inquiry
dispatched to the mayors in the towns
and villagea of tha coasts of Belglumand
Holland were all answered to the effect
that there waa no news of the airman.
SIX PERSONS ASPHYXIATED
Fear Men ana To Women
rsss Dead In Hons at
KENTON, O., Dee. 24. Two women and
four men were found dead today In two
rooms l'n a building at tha rear of the
opera house. The dead are.
CLARK LATHAM, ased J4.
MRS CLARK IATHAM, Sled II.
PFARL KKNNKDY. aged 44.
WII.IJAM KKNNKDY. aged M.
HARRY NKWCOMB. aged at.
Midi) ELlZABrJTH BAILKT, aged 2S.
It 1 supposed the fumes from a gaa stove
killed all six persona
a dozen others were In
Is believed, fatally. The
killed and half
Jured, none, It
CHRISTIAN C. CRAIO,
bound train. Fort Wayne.
CLARENCE C. MILLER
eastbound train. Fort Wavne.
DEW1TT C. BEklBB. baggageman
GEORGE H. HORTON. baggageman
WILLIAM A. DOYLER, passenger, Chi
cago. FRIEDSTEIN, passenger, Chicago.
The wreck, It Is reported, war caused by
the engineer of the eastbound train disre
garding the block signals. It I said they
had run three blocks when the crash
Miller was a student engineer about to
be promoted from freight to passenger
service and was making a trip with En
gineer Craig. Tha Injured were brought
to Fort Wayne.
Two Burglars Taken
by Unarmed Victim
Frank H. Bick of New York Pursues
Men Who Bobbed His House and
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.-Although they
fought desperately with both teeth and
hands, two burglars were captured today
by their victims, who, unarmed and un
dressed, had ensued them for nearly a iftile.
Frank H. Vlck heard a noise In his dining
room Just before daylight. As he stole
downstairs the robbers rushed out to the
street. He followed, clad only in pyjamas.
He overtook one and closed with him. The
burplar fastened Ids teeth in Mr. Vlck's
neck and tore the flesh terribly, but waa
unable to get away.
The other burglar returned to aid his
companion and also bit Vlck frightfully.
Help came then and the burglars were
Union Pacific Cuts
the Price of Coal
Output of Bock Spring's Mines Re
duced Thirty-Five Cents a Ton
by President Lovett.
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. Dee. 24 President
Lovett of the I'nlon Pacific Railroad com
pany sent a message from New York last
night to Rock Springs, ordering the price
of coal at the nitne reduced SO cent a ton.
Th order came aa a Christmas present to
all the coal consumer on th lie of th
Union Pacific railroad In Wyoming. Colo
rado and Nebraska and I th result of a
vigorous protest against tha recent In
from the woods
Just the fragrance of
an honest wish that
all of us may enjoy a
& Beaton Co.
We wish all our patrons a
and Prosperous ISfew Year
In commemoration of Christmas, the following
laundries will be closed all day Monday
REGULAR CALLS FOR THAT DAY WILL BE MADE TUESDAY
Kindly help us observe the dmy and be patient in case of delay.
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