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VOh XL-NO. 1(54.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING,' DKCKMRKU 27, 1910.
SINGLE COI'V TWO CENTS.
IS SH0TT0 DEATH
Oscar Chitwood, Charged with Murder
of Officer at Hot Spring, Ark.,
MOB DOES ITS WORK QUICKLY
Prisoner Was Being Taken to Little
Rock for Safe Keeping.
DEPUTY SHERIFF POWERLESS
Revolvers Placed at His Head as He
Left Jail with Prisoner.
PROSECUTOR WOOD 13 CURIOUS
ftlcer Wants to Know How
bora of Mob Knew Hoar
eased Mua Was to I
HT. LOUIS. Pec. 28. -Oscar Chit 4
charged with having killed t-heriff Ji
Houpt, in Hot Spring. Ark.. laHt Aurii
wa taken from tha county Jail at Hot
Pprlnga early this morning and ahot tof,
death, according to a meKsnge from there I .
tousy. ms nenu riuaieo. wim Duneirs. j
Chitwood was being spirited from the
spirited from the
co.mtr Jail to the police st.itlon when dls-
covered by the mob. He was recently
ranted a change of venue und was to have
been tafcen to Kenton. Ark., today. The
mob was made up of twenty men who wore
handkerchiefs over their faces.
The lynching took place In an enclosure
between the Jail and the court house, bu It
for the execution of another prisoner, who
was hanged last September. Three men
In the mob did the actual shooting, while
the others waited outside the enclosure.
Chitwood was handcuffed and was being
taken out of the Jail by a deputy sheriff
who was ordered to raise up his hands.
I'roarrnllan Is Carious.
Prosecutor J. V. Wood, said today he
would investigate the story told by Deputy
Hherlff John Rutherford, who was guard
ing the prisoner. Wood said he wanted
to ascertain how the mob knew Chitwood
was to have been taken to safety.
"Chitwood had obtained a change of
venue to Benton, Pallne county," said
Rutherford, "and on Saturday evening the
ordrr came to take him to Little Rock,
where he would be placed In the peni
tentiary for safe keeping, until the trial
"Wo dsclded to take Chitwood from the
county Jsll to the city Jail early this morn
ing, to await the train for Little Rock.
I handcuffed Chitwood and led him out
of the Jail door at 1:43 o'clock this morn -
"Just as we stepped out of the Jail door.
three or four men-I think there were
three-stepped Into the enclosure from the i
street door. They wo:e black handker
chief over their faces and each carried a
.-4 VeViosme-eHthtot. te lloatk.-.-"They
alined their revolve.s at my head
and ona told me to put my hands up. I
didn't have time to draw my own revolver,
and, anyway, from the way the man spoke,
1 knew he meant business. So I threw up
"Chitwood didn't fay n word. He was
bandouffed. and of course had no chance
to make a fight for H. So, while he stood
there looking at them and 1 stood beside
him with my hands In tha air, the Hires
liu-ii shot him to death.
"I believe riu-h man fired once. There
were threo wounds In Cliitwood'M body.
"I could fco about fifteen men staini ng
In the stifct. .watching us through
mien door into the f amed enclosure.
seemed to be masked. They were o.uiei churge, and the cltlxens' committee with
and when Chitwood had been killed, they j (he I1Iulgra ua); srrangements, an agree
all, walked away wlth"Ut saying anything ment ,iag bMn reoei.nj by which the ball
to me. will be given In the lower floor corridors
"1 didn't lecogu'.zo any ot them."
STUDENTS PAY 'FOR DAMAGE
Boy at Oesmet. . l-t Who Mls.e l
Bonks mill Turned on Wnter
Mettle "With School Hoard.
SIOCX 8. P.. Pec. J6. -(Special.)
-Aa a 1oU fie smi.lcnts of thepubllc
schools of PeSmet forced an entrance ti
the school building at nlitht and played a
number ot practical Jokes, such a takln,
the books from one i-rade to the detks In
the room of other grades. As a climax
to their "fun" they turned on the water
In the chemical laboratory and left It run
nlng The running water damaged the
school properly to c,ufte an extent before
It waa discovered, and shut off the next
morning. The board of education ascer
tained the names of the students Impli
cated, and the parents of the toys were
aummohed before the board. After a con
ference the board decided to drop the
matter, upon the parents agreeing to pay
flamagea In the sum of ITS. which they
were glad to do. rather than have stilts
Instituted against their sons. The offend
ing boys were permitted to continue to
attend school, during good behavior.
Rerrled In Her Wedding Dress.
KIOUX KAt.1.3. S. D.. Dec. 2.-(Special.)
-Miss Marlon Munn. a pop"'' achool
teacher of Ron Homme county, who died
a few day ao after a prolonged Illness,
was burled In the dress which she had
prepared for her wddtng. She was en
gaged to be married to a young man, liv
ing at Running Water, who was among
the mourners at h. r f uncial.
CHtCAtW Pee. !.--nn Pavldson. a
leading merchant of fcl.irx City. la., mar
ried Mrs. Rlanehe Hart, a prominent and
wealthy widow of I'lnt-lniinll. In Chicago
today. The wedding was the culmination
nf a romantic meeting In a summer resort
In the White ino-jntatns. New llampt-htre.
last August. They will live in loux City.
nisttllerr Near I'lltihar.
PlTTPBl'RG. Pa.. Pec. 3S.--Plre of un
determined origin today destroyed the
main building of the Sunnystda plstllling
company's plant In Klrania. Washington
tounty. The loss Is 176.00. covered by In
lurance. The plant Is controlled by Howe
Brothera of Cincinnati
Mora a May Fta'bt Wolaast.
riTTPRURG. Pa . Pec. M Owen Moran
sf KMiglund this morning announced that
he had received by telegram an offer of
( from Hugh Mcintosh, the Australian
promoter, for a fistit between Mran and
Ad Wolgast. the lightweight' champion, in
Indon at a date in th near future.
Moran expressed his willlngneks to accept
Stepping on Man's
Toes Not Good Reason
For Starting Fight
Number of Suits Grow Out of Trivial
Accident at Dance at
Aurora. 8. D.
SIOl X FALLS. 8. l.. Pec. (Spe
cial.) After attorney had wretled
verbally with the problem for ome little
time, a Jury In a Justice court In Aurora
county decided, after due deliberation, that
to step on a man' toes was not sufficient
Justification to start a fight. The case
arose at Stlckney and had Its outgrowth
when a young man named Edward Uuen,
while attending a dance, stepped on the
toes of another young man named Roy
Huett. Huett promptly retaliated by
striking Buen a blow In the neck with
his fist. Resenting this action on the part
Huett. another young man named
1 homaa Kinney handed Huett a couple of
Then the Justice court got busy. Kinney
the first to be arrested and he paid
'e of $10. Buen then had Huett ar-
on the charge of assault and bat-
d Huett demanded a Jury trial.
engaged attorneys and the
? ''-. ' conducted with as much KDlrlt
Sim of $100,000 was at stake.
jfhlnous testimony had been In
,ro.,., t ,nrt lh. ..fornevs had made nro-
lonRed ,nd hfatPd cloi,,n8 ar(,umPnts the
cae was given to the Jury .which returned
. nf ,.. .,, iin.it fined
i IK. The opposing attnrncys were R. C.
Bakewell and Theodore Imbs.
An amusing InctuVnt occurred during the
closing argument of Attorney Uakewell,
who represented tha state. Attorney- Imbs
had contended that Huett was Justified
In striking Uuen whin the latter a:epped
on his pe. Attorney Rakewell was In
the act of vigorously denying that step-
! ping on a man's toes was provocative of
a personal aesault, wlvt he stepped hack
ward and fell over the feet of Attorney
Imbs. The members of the Jury do not
yet know whether or not Attorney Hake
well was trying to test out Imbs' claim
or Just stepped on the opposing attorney's
pedal extremities accidentally.
STATE FLAG FOR SOUTH DAKOTA
Two Official Bunnrra Ordered
Legislature Two Years Ago
riERRE, S. P., Dec. 26.-(8peclal.)-The
legislative session of two years ago passed
an act defining the "state flag' and ap
propriating 50 for securing two official
tlaas. one to remain In the state house.
" the other to be In the keeping of
Hetli Uullock camp of Spanish war
veterans. The flags have been received at
the state house, and will be on exhibition
at the opening of the legislative session
after which one will be sent to the Bullock
post at Puadwood. The flags in con
formity with the law defining them are ol
blue .silk. Willi the seal of the stale-, and
the wording "South Dakota," ' on one side
and on the other the "Sunshine date '
with a center representing the sun. The
fiags ware designed by Miss Ida Andlng
of this city and are a credit to the abilities
'of the young woman.
INAUGURAL BALL AT PIERRE
FKuui-tlon Wilt be r.t tate Uousr
and Will he Open to
PIERRE, S. D., Pec. 26. I Special.) -After
considerable conferring between the com-
mlltee of state house officials and em
ployes with the Inaugural reception In
of the state house, and both funct.ons will
Ipcnst of both functions are to be pro
vided without caning upon ine puuuc biiu
there are "no tickets" for either the re
ception or the bal' both being tendered
to the people of the state free, the one
by the 'state houfe crowd, and the other
j by the cltlaena of Pierre.
MONEY FROM FOREST FUNDS
south Imkota Receives Nearly Tea
Thousand Dollars from Fed
riERRE. S. P., Pec. 26.-1 Special.) Gov
ernor Vessey today received from the gen
eral goxernment a draft for $S.M.l. which
Is the state's share of the forest reserve
receipts for the last year. This money
will be divided among the -counties of
Custer, Pennington, Iawrence. Meade and
Harding, the counties of the state In which
the forest reservea are located. The money
Is divided between the road and school
funds of these counties under legislative
enactment, the roads getting 90 per cent,
and the schools 10 per cent.
Permits to Vse Waters.
PIFRRE, g. D.. Dec. M.-i8peclal.) The
state englneer'a office has issued six per
mits for the right to appropriate water for
j beneficial purposes from different streams
oi tne siaie. uno in i.mu uihsuhih "u
others from French creek, to Nancy A.
I.enervllle from Antelope creek, to Thomas
W. Hondurant from Cheyenne river, to
Albert G. and George G. Putnam from
Beaver creek, and to Thomas N. Mathews
from Spesrflsh creek. .
Chinese Throne Refuses to
Meet Demands of Assembly
PEKING. Pec. I. The throne has met
the situation arising from the alm-st re
bellious attitude of the national assembly
with fiiiune and tact. lis refusal to
create Immediately a ministry responsible
:o the assembly and to convoke forthwith
a ger.iial Parliament waa preceded by the
Usuance )rerday of an edict which,
thougii peculiarly noncommittal. Is Intu
pred as a call to the people t prepare
for a program providing ultimately for
tl. extablishmcnt of a Vcnstltutloral cabi
net. Tills is accepted by the progresl es as
an Inuierlul pllge that their thmaivls will
tf giunted e.euiually, and It a':o afford, d j
the more beillterent deleaai-s an oppor- ,
tunlf to roonMor their radical action
uf Saturday, when the national aseiublv
adopted a defiant memorial denying tha
FUNERAL OF MARSHAL HORAN
Body of Late Eire Chief Laid to Rest
In Chicago Cemetery.
CASKET BORNE ON HOSE CART
Imposing I'aseant Hrrriritlni Offi
cial and Private Life Fol
Iowa Budr to the
CHICAGO. Pec. 26. Funeral services of
public character were held today for Fire
Marshal James lloran. who met his death
In the Union Stock yards fire Thursday
with twenty-two others. Mayor Fred A.
Busse rode In the procession In the mourn
ers' section, and Chief of Police Leroy T.
I Steward and Assistant Chief Herman
Pchutler led the platoons of police on foot.
Acting Fire Marshal Charlea Beyferllch,
I who arrived at the blase Thursday, a
moment after his chief had been burled
beneath the falling wall, marched at the
head of a section of firemen. The casket,
borne on a hose cart, was attended by a
guard of honor consisting of fire depart
ment division heads and was followed by
a line of equipages extending back for a
mile and a half.
ImmedlRtely following tha purple draped
hose wagon, which bore the marshal's
j body was driven his automobile, the one
in wntcn ne made a recora nreaKing oasn
to Thurfday'a fire and to hla death. To
day, the rear seat was occupied only by a
fire marshal's helmet. Two hose wagons
bore the principal floral pieces, which
had filled the Horan home and followed
the black draped automobile.
Thousands of persons lined the way over
which the procession moved.
WRECKAGE FROM ST- DENNIS
Twentyflye Men on Steamer I. on a;
Overdue at Lm Angeles Prob
'VICTORIA, B. C. Pec. 2 Fears that the
400-ton steamer St. Pennls was lost were
confirmed today by the news of the finding
of wreckage marked "8. 8. Penis" at
Cape Scott on the northwest coast of Van
couver Island. News of the finding of
the wreckage was received in a wireless
from the steamer Tees off Cape Scott. The
wreckage began coming ashore two weeks
The St. Denis Is long overdue at Los
Angeles from Victoria, and the sighting of
a large mass of wreckage far out at sea
bv the steamship Aymerlc last week, led
to the belief that the coaster had gone
down. It Is likely that all of the twenty
five officers and men were lost.
BLAZE AT BENFORD- IOWA
Drug Store Destroyed, Ban Hardware
tore and Grocers- Are
CRKSTON. la.. Pec. 28. (Special Tele
gram.) Twenty-five thousand dollars dam
age was done by fire which originated In
Rlvln's drug store at Benford this morn
ing. ' Mr. Rlvln's waa Injured when a
gasoline lamp he was carrying exploded.'
The Creston fire department responded to
a call for aid and went down on a special
train. A water famine made It difficult
to check the flames. Blvln's drug store
was destroyed and the Citizens' Bank,
Steven's hardware store and the Rwear
inger grocery were damaged. The lose on
the drug store Is 115,000.
HARALIAN STILL IN HARNESS
nellrlnsc President of Illinois Central
Retains Place on Boards of
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Pec. M.-J. T. Harahan
docs not contemplate retirement from an
active participation In railroad affairs.
This. Mr. Harahan. who Is spending the
holidays In Memphis today, made plain In
outlaying his plans for the future.
My withdrawal from the (-residency of
the Illinois Central doss not mean that I
am out of the service." , Mr. Harahan de
clared. "I am still a director of the road
and a director In a number of other roada,
and shall give them much attention. As to
where I shall permanently locate, have
relally given but little consideration, as I
will probably travel a great deal."
FIGHT AT CHRISTMAS DANCE
One Man Killed aad Three Fatally In.
Jured la Mlxap In Wllllngh
LEXINGTON, Ky., Pec. r:. One man
was killed, three others probably fatally
Injured and sever others slightly wounded
In a general fight at a Christmas dance
In the home of Cradderock Wllloughby In
Montgomery lHBt night.
Twenty-five persons engaged In tha
fight which followed, a quarrel between
two of the men.
V. M. Wllloughby waa shot and k'lled.
and hla brother Cradderock Wllloughby
and two other men. whose names have not
ber-n learened. may die from their wounds.
A posse of officers has gone to the scene
to prevent possible further bloodshed, and
to arrest the men who participated In Jast
night s fight. '
. Boys Tight Dual With aUflaa.
MORII.K. Pec. W. In search of excite
ment, superinduced by reading dime nov
els, was the cause of James J. Parks and
Kmnk Tremor. 11-ytar-old bavs fighting
a duel here on the outskirts of the city
today. Parks was wounded in the left
arm, an artery being Kevered. Tremor
excaped unhurt. The boys erected mounds
of earth, and using them as breastworks,
fired at one another with small caliber
right cf the throne to reject their demands
or bitterly as ailing Prince Chlng. one of
the most poweiful of the grand council
lors. Today the assembly voted to withhold
the memorial In view of Sunday's edict.
It Is suspected, however, that the mem
bers v. ere privately warned that the as
sembly would be dissolved If the memorial
was preented to the throne.
Another government edict Issued today
eulogizes Prince filing, declaring that his
long experience has made him most valu
able to the empire in the present crisis
and declines his reslmatton, offered for
the record time, because of the assembly's
uitai.kj iipun him.
The government appears to have r on the
immedlato l-ue, but It Is b-Heved t! at the
aasembl will renew the fight unlesa the
throne yields In due season.
Mixes With Liquor
Mistake Concerning Federal and City
Licenses Costs Joe Bostolin One
Joe Bartolln, who ha encountered the
arm of the law several times owing to 'his
mistake concerning the necessity of federal
and city license if or liquor selling, was
I fined IKO and cnts by Jjdge Crawford
'yesterday. Bartolln conducts an estab
lishment at 13 SoiAh Seventh street. After
several arrests hd procured a federal
I license some time! ago and resumed the
sale of liquor. Hfs final arrest was on
I the charge that didn't possess a city
i license. j
I Chris Chubas arid Pete Ingos. arretted
as proprietors of 4 place at 1401 Jackson
I street, failed to appear for trial Monday
and forfeited a bohd of $o0 each.
NO CLUE TO BOLD ROBBER
Man Who Took Money from Missouri
Pacifio Passengers Escapes.
CAPTAIN NEWB0LD S HURT SLIGHT
Artilleryman, Who Resisted, Forced
to Discontinue Hla Trip to Washington-
I. aot Orer Three
KANSAS CITT, Mo., Pec. .-Wlth no
clue save a description of the robber to
work on, the police of Kansas City, Kan
sas City. Mo., and Leavenworth. Kan.,
were today searching for the cool young
man, neatly dressed and obdurate, who
last night took possession of a Missouri
Pacific train from Leavenworth to Kansas
City, Kan., robber passengers and train
crew and escaped. It Is now believed the
bandit obtained at least 1300 from about
twenty persons, searched. Most of the
amounts were small. Two men lost
watches. The bandit dropped from the
train when It slowed down In the Kansas
City. Kan., suburbs, and la believed to have
made hla way across the line to this city.
Captain II. L. Newbold of the Fourth
United States artillery, who waa shot and
slightly wounded by the Vandlt, returned
to Fort Leavenworth early today.
In a long distance telephone conversation
Captain Newbold said that the bandit's
bullet knocked his hat off and grazed
his scalp. He was on his way to Washing
ton, P. C. A physician who treated his
wound In Kansas City advised against the
continuation of the trip. Captain Newbold
said the wound is not serious.
MA ! KILLED AT GRAM) 11. A Ml
Peter Peterson Uun Down by Passrn
nrr Train at Walnut Street.
GRAND ISLAND. Neb., Pec. 26.-(Spe-claO
Peter Peterson, aged 45.' night watch
man for the Union Pacific at tha Walnut
street crossing. vm run down and In
stantly .killed ir, p4i ly. h engtn of
passenger train No. 17, William Bay. engi
neer, as It was cut loose from the Iraln
and was backing down another track. The
new engine for the train was at the same
time backing down In the direction of the
crossing to couple up. and It Is supposed
that Peterson became confused and stepped
In front of the first engine, one pair of
the trucks of the tender running over him.
The locomotive was going only about four
miles an hour and came to a stop within
twenty feet. Coroner O'Oorman held an
Inquest and the Jury after examining half
a dozen witnesses found death to have
been accidental, attributing blame to no one.
Peterson leaves a wife and five children.
Roth Legs Broken In Runaway.
KEARNEY, Neb.. Pee. 26. (Special.)
With both legs broken and other serious
injuries. Robert Larimer lies at his home
one mile north of Ruda, In a dangerous,
though not necessarily fatal condition. He
was leaving his home Saturday on his way
to Kearney, when a team dlrven by his
son became frightened and dashed upon
him. demolishing the buggy and throwing
him under the wheets of the heavy wagon,
which passed over him. He was at once
taken to his home and medical assistance
procured as soon as possible. He Is a man
40 years of age, and one of the well known
residents of Buffalo county.
Patrick Cooney Pleada Wot Guilty.
KEARNEY. Neb., Pec. 26 (Special. )
Patrick Edward Cooney. charged with the
killing of Elmer Mercer, a Klnkald home
steader, In Kearney Wednesday night of
last week, pleaded not guilty to the com
plaint of manslaughter filed against him
by the county attorney. He was bound
over to the district court In the sum of
I'.flOO. and found bondsmen at once, several
men of Influence In Kearney and hla rela
tives, who are wealthy, going his ball.
Bradshaw Woman Drops Dead.
BRADSHAW, Neb., Pec. 26 (Special
Telegram.) Mra. David Hitchcock dropped
dead at her home this morning. She was
considered In her usual health. The family
Is among the oldest and most prominent
In this vicinity.
Nebraska. News Sfoteo.
BEATRICT- The bodv of Christian
Miller, who died here Friday evening, waa
taken to Chicago for Interment.
BKATRICB Announcement of the mar
nave of A. E. Quackenhush and Miss
Pearl bJlehhorn, both of thla city, was
made vesterdav. The young couple were
married on Thanksgiving day and man
ured to keep the matter a secret until
KKARNKY Complaint of Insanity has
been filed before the Insanity commission
here aeainsl A. H. Shlsler. a stranger,
who had forgotten his name and could tell
nothing of himself. He worked with the
American Telephone and Telegraph con
struction gang and left the employ of the
company at this city.
REATRICE Martha E. Rernhardt died
Sunday at her home near Kockford after
an illness of a few weeks of typhoid fe-er.
She was 15 years of age. Mrs. Bernhardt
and three other daughters are Just re
covering from an attack of the disease.
Bernhardt was sent to Lincoln last even
ing as an Inebriate.
BEATRICE After several unsuccessful
attempts to scure bond in the sum of
IC.000. II. H. lloeer of Wvmore, who was
arrested two weeks ago charged with com
plicity in the Keattle iKsn.) bank rob
tier. was lodged In the county Jail at
Marvsville. Kan., to await the action of
the district couit.
KF.tHNFT-B. . H. Morev. secretary of
the Buffalo County Poultry and l'et Stock
association, has received letters from hun
dreds of poultry raisers In Buffalo and
neighboring counties asking that they he
entered at the show, which will be held
in Kearr.ev January 13. 14 and IV Tha
winners st the countv show will be sent to
the state show to be held a few days
Isrstrr Bale lllowa Open.
PORTLAND. Ore.. Pec. 'Ji. The baf of
the new Heilig theater was blown s.mie
time Ian night and 2.1'0 atolen. The
manager of the theater, wlo slept In a
room above the office was not disturbed.
Windows within six fset of the safe were
not even cracked.
SPACE FOR THECEMENT SHOW
Many Manufacturers Are Already
Seeking Desirable Locations.
WEST THE PLACE TO EXHIBIT
More Maaafaeturera Are In the West
and Prrsldeat Motor ."ns Omaha
la the Logical Pslst Mors
Handy to All.
W. H. McCord, president of the Nebraska
Cement Users' association, has returned
from the cement show at Madison Square
garden, New York, more firmly convinced
than ever that the west Is the best place
for the holding of a cement show and the
east Is dependent upon the west for its
"The cement show In Madison Square
garden was a success In every way be
cause the west contributed to It," saya Mr.
McCord. "I was surprised to find that
practically all the exhibits came from west
of Ohio, from about the same territory
from which Omaha will draw exhibits for
the mid-west cement show to be held here
the first week In February.
"Of course the cast Is Interested In
cement, but the contractors look to the
west for the advances being made In the
use of concrete and are coming west to see
our show with the hope of seeing the
very latest In cement products."
Mr. McCord opened headquarters in the
Madison Square garden cement show and
proceeded to represent Omaha. He had a
large number of Omaha key pins furnished
by the publicity bureau of the Commercial
club. Though souvenirs of all kinds were
prohibited during the New York cement
show, when Mr. McCord began giving out
the Omaha pins, everyone wanted them and
the officers forgot to stop their distribution.
One policeman came to his room at the Im
perial hotel at midnight, pounded on the
door until McCord awoke from a sound
slumber and demanded one of the Omaha
key pins for his little girl. The. police
man got the pin and McCord got a scare,
not being able to think for A moment
whether he waa guilty ot any misdemeanor
or not which would Justify an officer In
calling for him at midnight.
Both Mr. McCord and Peter Palmer,
secretary of the Nebraska Cement Users'
association, have been In Omaha for a
day or two working with the local com
mittee of the Mld-Weat Cement exposition.
In New York Mr. McCord got rid of a largo
amount of space on the floor of the Audi
torium, where the show Is to be held In
Omaha. With the space sold In New York
to machine manufacturers and the spaces
taken by Omaha, Lincoln and out-of-town
manufacturers, there remains but a small
amount of space to be taken for this
latest of Omaha shows.
Dogs Show Speed
Chasing Hares During
Coursing at Friend
First of fioliday Races Trodueet Rare
Sport of Its Kind at Ne
FRIEND, Neb., Pec. 26.-(SpeelaJ Tele
gram.) Today'a coursing races were the
beat ever witnessed In Friend. The hares
were good and the dogs fast. The third
round, the semi-finals and the consolation
stake will be run off tomorrow.
The following la the result of today'a
First Round Easter Polly beat Rose Pun
kirk, The Earllng beat Okua Pokas. I-ady
Keenan beat Mr. Evans, Golden Glow beat
Sweet Marie, Iily Opal beat Preadnaught,
Bugger Kd beat Seabreeze, May Baden beat
Harry K. Thaw, Lucy N. beat Bertha O.,
Simplicity beat Mlnden Queen, Water Sprite
heat Hell Clair, Lonsome Lady beat Fine
Effort, Miss Corelll beat Fir Valentine,
Rainy Pay beat Honest Hand. Conqueror
beat Whitest Ever. May Bailey beat
Golden C. and Easter Lily beat Oklahoma
Second Round Easter Lily beat The Earl
lng, Lady Kennan beat Golden Glow, May
Balden beat Lady Opal, tsugger Ed beat
Lucy N.. Simplicity beat Water Sprite,
Ijonsome Lady beat Miss Corelll. The Con
queror beat Rainy Pay and May Bailey
beat Easter Lily.
FIRMIN BRANDED AS TRAITOR
Haytlen Minister to London Will Xot
be Allowed to Re-enter
PORT AU PRINCE. Haytl. Pec. 25.-A
government circular issued today and ad
dressed to all the commanders af. tn
army and public officials brands General
Antenor Flrmln. the Hatlen minister to
Great Britain, as a traitor to his duties
and his friends, and orders that he be
prevented from landing on Haytlen soli.
Some time ago Flrmln. who headed a
revolt In 1002. left his post In London on
the pretext that his salary had not been
paid for alx months, and later embarked
from Bordeaux for Haytl. He will be due
here next week at the time when the elec
tion for deputies Is taking -place and aa
soon as President Simon became aware of
his purpose, It waa ' announced that he
would not be allowed to re-enter the coun
try at that time.
It Is probable that Firinln will stop at
St. Thomaa. P. W. I.
Two Olrla Burned to Death.
PITTSBURG, Pec. 26-EI!ls and Mar
guerite Bryan, aged 22 and 16 years, res
pectively, daughters of Mrs. Mary Bryan,
a widow, were fatally burned and their
brother Andrew, aged 82 years, was ser
iously Injured In an explosion of gas
which partially wrecked the Bryan home
In Coraopolls. a suburb, early today. The
two girls died In the hospital this morn
ing. Veteran Prefers
A true soldier of fortune. Thomaa Ryan,
late of his majesty's Royal Fuslleers and
a member of that famous detachment
which tore the evil of mystery from about
Lahassa. the "Forbidden City" of Thibet,
Is In Omaha because he likes to eat.
The rigors and terrible hardships of the
invasion of Thibet convinced Drummer
Ryon, No. 3.306. of the extreme Importance
of being close to the commlsary. He has
left the army life and the adventures of
the Indian frontier to be a cook. Ryan
Is employed as a cook at the Courtney rea
"We were for eighteen days without
bread," said Ryan In the discussion of
hu experiences after enjoying a gener
ously measured Christmas dinner. "I
never want to be bungrj that long again."
So It baa come that Urammer Ryan has
Guy Entertains His
at Christmas Dinner
Big Family Party at Delma, Del., at
Which Eight Turkeys
WILMINGTON. 111.. Pec. 26 The biggesT
Christmas dinner Dartv on the eastern
shore of Chesapeake Par. was that at the
I home of John F. Guy, near Pelmar. Pel.
! UcBldes his own thirty-two children, he
had all of his grandchildren and great
grandchildren around the festive board.
It required eight large turkeys to serve
them. Guy's young wife, of 25 yeara pre
pared the dinner In up-to-date style and
will be the talk of the eastern shore for
yeara to come.
Guy has had three wives. Ilia first wife,
a farmer's daughter, he married In ISr.
To this union seven children were born.
His second wife was 21 years, when they
eloped and caused a sensation. To thla
union eighteen children were born. Miss
Ixiela Crockett, a beautiful girl of 1ft, be
came Guy a third wife In hla sixty-fifth
year, nine years ago. To thla union seven
children have been born, Including twins,
who arrived a few months ago. Guy, who
la strong and hearty, saya he expects to
entertain the family again next Christmas.
Dynamite For A
Llewellyn Iron Work at Los Angeles
Partially Destroyed by an
LOS ANGELES, Cal., PEC. 26. The
Llewellyn Iron works were partially
wrecked by an explosion, presumably of
dynamite, early yesterday. The force
of the explosion tore out the front of
the building, smashed windows for more
than a block and awakened people In resi
dence districts for more than two miles
away. The night watchman was slightly
Injured. The police have no clue to the
Who placed the supposed charge of dyna
mite la unknown, but It la believed they
have been the outcome of the general
labor troubles of Los Angeles, In which
tho Llewellyn haa been prominently In
volved. A hole In the ground eighteen
Inches deep and about six feet In diameter
bears witness to the place of origin and
The front of the main building, a three
story frame, for a distance of probably
seventy-five feet, waa "shot to pieces,"
and Its contents of furniture and para
phernalia waa piled together In apparent
ruin. The big machinery of the building
apparently waa undamaged.
Watchman Saved by Policeman.
J. K. Asbury, the watchman,, waa seated
In the office within thirty feet from the
center of the explosion. He waa burled
Under a mass "of debris, but was dragged
out by Policeman Cahlll. who was in front
of the office at tha time. With the exception-
of a cut on the right hand and
an abrasion of the scalp and face, Aabury
"I saw a flash and heard a report like
the crack of a whip." said Policeman
Cahlll, "and next the front of the build
ing seemed to crumble and the air seemed
full of debris. I called out, "Is there any
one in the building?' and hearing a cry
for help from Aabury, found and dragged
him from under the ruins and to the
The Llewellyn Iron works has long been
prominent in the fight against the recog
nition of union labor In this city and Is
one of the concerns Involved in the exist
ing metal workers' strike which went into
effect on June 1 of this year. The strike
has been characterized by great bitterness
on both sides.
Blames It on Outsiders.
Officials of the Llewellyn company are
of the opinion that the effort to destroy
their plant Is the outgrowth of their dif
ference with labor and the police are
working on this theory. John Llewellyn,
secretary of the company, said:
"There Is no doubt In my mind that this
effort to destroy our property la due to
Hie fact that we are standing on our
rights to run our business in our own way.
I do not, however, wish to be understood
as Intimating that the men who were work
ing here In Los Angeles and went out In
the metal workers' strike are responsible
for It. I d not think they have had any
thing to do with It. I believe It Is the work
of men who do not belong here, who for
their own malicious ends arc willing to
commit any kind of a crlmo."
Fred C. Wheeler, president of the Ixs
Angeles Central Labor council, said:
"The fact that the Llwellyn Iron works
is In warfare with organized labor is all
that our enemies need to endeavor to lay
thla outrage at our door. Every true friend
of the cause of labor knowa that violence
Injures our cause more than those against
whom It may be directed.
"To those who would seek to fasten upon
us any responsibility for such a crime, we
of the Los Angeles Labor council are able
to make answer by defying any ono to
point out any tlmn In our twenty-six years
of existence when we have ever advocated
other than peaceable measures for tho a'c
compllshmrnt of our Just ends."
Apparently the police have no definite
clue to the perpetrators.!
In view of th Los Angeles Times dyna
miting outrage last October In which ;rvn-
teen men were killed today's explosion has
created widespread Interest. The grand Jury
Is expected at any time to hand In Its re
port on the Times case.
Plenty to Glories of War
thrust aside the glories of war for the
comforts of pea e. Yet he glories In tho
recollection of memorable events in 'the
troublous life of the strange eastern
provinces of British Asia.
Ryan holds an honorary discharge from
the British service. He waa given a medal
for bravery In action and tella enchant
ing talea of the pursuit of the hulf civil
ized mountain pirates of northern India.
The pride of all his unusual experience
Is centered, however, In Ills service under
Colonel Youngh.mband In tho Invasion of
The big soldier shows the linen of hsrd
service and the marks of real fight. But
hereafter he will stay by the basH of gi:;i-
piles like a wise soldier, and fight the 1
htirlt cout Af Hvlntr Inufuu A , I
men with long-barreled (una. . J
TAFf AIDS SOUTH
President Approves Keport of Engin
eers Recommending: Two Million
TWENTY MILLIONS TO THE WEST
Vast Sum to be Spent Within the Next
AMOUNTS MAY BE CHANGED LATER
Will Submit Message to Congress Urg
ing Needed Legislation.
BOARD'S REPORT COMPREHENSIVE
Standard Designs In Structures do
rated for Minor Prejerts Wnter
Most Uncertain restore ot rar
ly All Irrigation Plans.
WASHINGTON. Pee. 26 -Pretdent Tsfk
has approved the report of the special
board of army engineers recommending
the apportionment of the new $20,000,001)
fund, provided by congress, among the fol
lowing project's In the west:
Salt river. Arizona, $49o.OOO; Yuma, Ari
xona and California. ll.ano.OOP; Grand Val
ley. Colorado, 11,000,000; Uncompahgre,
Colorado, I.500.K; Pavette-Bolne. Idaho,
.noo.i; Milk river. Montana.. IIO'O.O.O;
North Platte. Wyoming and Nebraska,
2,000.ono: Truckee-Carson, Nevada, Kl.lW,
Oort; Rio Grande. New Mexico, Texas anil
New Mexico, H.fcid.OOO; Umatilla. Oregon,
3i".,0n0; Klamath, Oregon and California,
0.0IX; Strawberry valley, Utah. -,,272.0(lt;
Sunnyslde and Yakima. Washington,
H.2J0.000 and $,000, respectively; total.
The !o.0O0.0r Is to bs spent within the
next five years and the interest on ths
loan Is to be charged against the projects.
Maintenance and Operation Funds,
The following projects, completed or
nearlng completion, carry a recommenda
tion for funds from the general redan a
tlon act aufi'.clcnl only for maintenance
Oiiand, Cal.; Carlsbad, N. M.; Hondo,
N. M.; Garden City. Kan.; Kittitas,
Wapata and Benton, units of Yakima.
For the following existing reclamation
projects the board of engineers In the te
port, approved by the president, recom
mends allotments from the general recla
Missouri pumping. North Dakota; He'le
Fourche, South Pakota; fhoah.mo, vVyo
mlng; Minidoka, Idaho; Huntley, Montana;
Bun river, Montana; Ixiwer Yellowstone,
Montana; Okanogan, Washington.
In his letter to the secretary of the In
terior approving the report of the en
gineers President Taft says, In part:
"I hereby approve tha report of the
board of engineer! In respect of the re
clamation projects to which they have
made allotments from the t20,0u0.u0u loans;
but this approval, ao. far as, the amounts
of the allotments Are concerned, is not
final and absolute, but Is Intended to he
subject to change by adjustment aim modi
fication of the amounts as may be neeces
sary for the Intelligent and proper prose
cution of the work and to the advantage
of the aervice.
"You are authorized to call upon the sec
retary of the treasury to Issue the cer
tificates of Indebtedness heeded to furnlHu,
the funds In accordance with the allot
ment recommended by the board and ap
proved by me as the tame shall be needed
from time to time In pursuance of the
terms of the act.
Will Report tn I'onaresa.
"The remainder of the report of the
engineers, which waa not responsive to tha
direction of the law, but was drawn at
my request And for Information, 1 hereby
approve; and when congress reconvenes In
January, I shall submit a message to the
two houses, transmitting the report an
nouncing my approval of the same and
urging the adoption of the enabling legis
lative measures recommended by the
In its comprehensive report on the re
clamation work In general tha engineers'
board says In part:
"The engineering structures of the var
loua projects We aa a whole well designed
and well built. Some of thorn, as the
Pathfinder dam, the Shoshone dam, I he
Roosevelt dam, and the Gunnison tunn 1,
are monuments reflecting great credit on
both designer and builder.
"Modern Irrigation being a relatively new
art In thla country, much freedom whs
allowed local engineers In the desirn of
minor structures. While this was a wise
policy in the early stages of this work,
it has resulted In some complicated and
unnecessarily expensive structures. Willi
the present knowledge of the comparative
merits of the different types It Is hrllewd
that standard design of the simple-',
satisfactory type should be adopted for all
"The most uncertain feature of nearlv
all of the projecta I the wa,ter supply. Thin
Is under state control and In the prot-ei u
tloii of Its work the reclamation service
hears the same relation to the state as a
private individual or corporation. Where
the water rights have been adjudicated the
rights of the United States are well de
fined, hut elsewhere they are uncertain atid
may I rove to be materially different from
Wsiit Karly Adjudication.
"It Is recommended that wherever r" '
slble. itcps be taken to secure an early ad
judication of water tights on all piojecli
where such adjudication l as not ) et been
made and tJi.it, pending such actl.m. ex
penditure be kept Within the probable
rights of the United Stale The actual cost
of completed work haa almost invariably
exceeded the original estimates and In the
case of some structures has been two or
three times aa large. This Increase in cost
lias been the cause of much of the disc in
tent among the settlers. It wai pattiv
due to a general increase In the cost of
labor and materials, partly to underesti
mates and an Insufficient allowance for
contingencies and partly to the necessity of
doing more work than was originally con
templated." Under existing regulations the retort xtts
forth the construction chargea must be le
turned to the reclamation fund In ten equal
annual pamuts. Thla. It Is said, is re
garded aa a hardship by the settlers on
some projects, who express a desire for a
series of giuduated construction payments,
Increasing from 1 or t per cent the tn:ii
year to II or 15 per cent the tenth eai
Should this suggestion be genet slly adopt, u.
It is pointed out. It would meun a delay of
several years In the return of the tiii
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