Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 05, 1911, NEWS SECTION, Page 2, Image 2

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New Spring
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Now Complete-
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If Ready
liierp are; do omeci,
knit garments fors&r
children than
Knit Goods-
well rstabllshed In the minds of thousands of mothers. We ar the only
Omaha representatives for them naturally the best Omaha Children a
Store Is the home of the BEST CHILDREN'S GARMENT
Complete mention of the many varieties of garments would make a long
list. We mention but a part.
Night Drawers, Day Drawers, Hliort flannel Skirts, Pinning Hands,
Knit Diapers, Hath Aprons, Diaper Drawers, Vesta, Hath Towels, Travel
ing Tour lies, etc. .
makes dome sewing needless unuminl values and perfectly finished garments.
Ways and Means Members Eefuse to
Alter Eeciprocity Bill.
Nebraska and Iowa Represented sr
l.arav Delegations Fink Snys
Industry Would Be Wiped
Oat la Northwest.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4-That the Cana
dian reciprocal agreement mupt stand or
f . 11 as n whole In the house committee on
way ami mean was made clear today by
Chairman Payne at hearings that occupied
the entire day. A proposal of Representa
tive Fordney for an amendment to the lum
ber schedule and another reference to a
possible amendment of the Item making
barley free were met by the unequivocal
statement that the committee would sanc
tion no change of any Item.
Notwithstanding this, the pressure
brought to bear on the committee has
resulted In the granting of hearings to
all persons who appear In Washington prior
to I o'clock next Thursday afternoon. This
date was fixed to permit Pacific coast
lumbermen to reach Washington and make
Farmers, lumbermen, bailey reisers and
manufacturers of barley malt were given
hearings today. The spirit of the commu
te waa suoh, however, that the witnesses
had difficulty In making a serious Impres
sion In presenting their arguments.
The barley malt Interests of Wisconsin,
Minnesota, Illinois. Nebraska and Iowa
war represented by large delegations.
Bruno E. Fink of Milwaukee presented a
protest against the abolition of the SO-cent
duty on barley and said It would mean the
wiping out of the northwest malting aim
barley raising Industry.
Ontario Would Be Favored.
Mr. Fink explntned that climatic condi
tions were peculiarly necessary in the
barley Industry and that eastern Ontario
would at once capture the barley market.
This appealed to Chairman Payne of the
committee, who had made a vain fight
when the tariff bill was up two years ago
to secure free barley to aid the malting
Interests of New York.
The malting Interests claimed that the
peculiar conditions of the trade were such
;hat If barley Is admitted free, eastern
Ontario would supp'.y the product, and
western New York the malting houses, so
as to practically control the market. Kepre
sentatlve Clink expressed the opinion that
Missouri could raise as good barley as
Ontario, but Mr. Fink assured him he did
nut know anything about the technical
phase of the malting and beer-making
business. - i
Representative Malhy of New Yolk at
tacked the reciprocity bill because of Us
agricultural Items and Its lowering of
duties on lumber and wood pulp and paper.
He said the board had spent months ac
cumulating all facts bearing on the paper
making business, but that paper waa put
on the free list by this treaty without
any reference to a hat the tariff board
bad found out.
J. K. Mauff of Evanston, 111., represent
ing the American Society of Equity, an
organisation of farmers, appeared to pro
test against the reduction of the duty on
barley and other farm products.
.llaehtaery In Motion to Defeat R
flea) Ion of Reciprocity Hill.
NEW YORK. Feb. 4 The machinery of
the National Grunge, an organisation claim
ing a membership of l.uuu.ouo farmers In
thirty slates, has been started to defeat
the ratification by congress of the Canadian
reciprocity treaty. The legislative com
mittee of the Orange, at a speclul meeting
today, adopted a resolution protesting
against the enactment of the reciprocity
bill, tailed upon the membership to exert
pressure upon congressmen from their
arious districts to vote attain.! the
measure and do Ided to go to Washington
to mad out a campaign there.
The legislative committee is composed of
former Governor Nuhuin, J. Bachelder of
Concord. Chairman Aaron Jones of South
Tend, Ind.. and T. C. Atkeson of Moi Kan
town. W. Va. As soon as the terms of the
proposed treaty became public, they ex
chalitred telegrams, and named New Yoi k
as a meeting place, and lelt their homra
without delay to head off any possible
i etnputgn thst might be started for the
bill s enactment.
"V ai not opposed to a general re
duction of the tariff," Mr. raid,
"but we are opposed to any arrangement
which will make ftslt of on Industry and
flesh of another. Regarding the tariff,
yes, but do it all at once, and not by a
ic Ipiocal treaty wlih a country which ex
ports agitcultural products .. almost ex-
elusive!)'. " !
"UenuMS.ih tariff, on steel and Iron'
and manufactured articles along with farm " "
products and w won t object. But w ! OFFERLE. Kan.. Feb. 4 -Farmers dig
don t think It fair to compel the farmeis to " ' hl' of Ford county to-
. oi.ipete with foreign products and allow day ' search of th body of Paul Reich,
the nauufacturers to derive th benefit ' who disappeared from Mi home near here
of a h',h protective tariff. ! lwo weeks ago. unearthed three skeletons
"Ailing along the lines, w have d-j"Ihe men were discing at the direction of
luiu :o oppose the enactment of the bill, j Jscolj Mingle, a hermit.
Tli., . otiiuilti issued a abatement this Reich was a prcsieroui bachelor tarmer.
afterncuii. whtih will be sent to every one .' None of the skeletons Is his. One Is that
of the T.jJO grangers In the organisations. J of ' an adult, the other two uf rhlldren
its faiuitia.
Arrivals in
a fact
. . .39c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.25
50c, 75c, $1.00. $1.25, $1.50
lS'str, 15c, 19c, 25c
"We shall ask every member to write
his representative In congress urging bim
to vote against the bill. "I think we can
defeat It In this manner, but we are not
going to take any chances, and the com
mittee has decided to go to Washington
and work for that end."
Dr. Pantchenko
Retracts Confession
t isj mi it
Alleged Poisoner Says He Made State
ment Under Promise of Im-
ST. PETTEirSBURG. Feb. 4.-Dr. Pant
chenko, the self-styled poison expert, today
in court retracted his confession that he
had deliberately murdered Count Vasslllt
Bouturlln at the Instigation of the hitter's
brother-in-law, Count O'Brien Ie Lassy.
The accused physician asserted that he j
had been Induced to make the admissions
of guilt by promises made him by the ex
amining magistrate at the original Inquiry.
Pantchanko's sweeping denial of his con
fession came when the prosecutor had
forced him to abandon the series of subter
fuges In which he had taken refuge
throughout his examination.
Yesterday Dr. Zdrxhekouaky testified that
he had given the defendant diptherla
toxin at the letter's request. Pantchenko
did not deny this testimony, but In reply
to a question from the court said he
would answer later as to what he did with
the poison.
Today the public prosecutor after receiv
ing unsatisfactory replies to several ques
tions abruptly asked:
"How came the name of Dr. Zdrshek
ousky In the case In the first place?"
Pantchenko hesitated and then suddenly
launched a complete retraction of the origi
nal story of his guilt.
He said that when he was first given
a preliminary examination the magistrate
before whom he was arraigned promised
him that Madame Muravleff, to whom he
said he had given his murder fees, would
be kept out of the case, even that he
would be releasel If he made a confession.
These promises had not been kept.
Pantohenko said that believing In the
good faith of the magistrate, he had de
cided to fabricate a confession.' In pre
paring this the magistrate had asked him
what poison he would say he used. He
replied: "Dysenterlca!," but the magis
trate in making a copy wrote. "Dlptherlal."
This, Pantchenko later confirmed, as he
Bald It was a matter of indifference to him
what poison waa mentioned In the false
statement. He explained the plea uf guilty
to the Indictment by saying he referred to
the use of an unclean hypodermlo needle.
At this point the prosecution's experts were
called to determine the authorship of a
letter wrlten In French and attributed by
the prosecution to Count de Lassy.
Taf t Will Welcome
Governors by Phone
President Will Greet New" England
Governors Addresses Yale
Alumni Association.
BOSTON', Feb. 4 The voice of President
Taft will be heard by those attending the
conference of New England governors with
members of the Massachusetts Real Estate
exchange at the Somerset hotel next Tues
day evening, according to an announce
ment made tonight by officers of the ex
change. The president will not be able to' bo
present, but arrangements have been mad
whereby he will give hla greetings over the
long distance telephone and an attach
ment will be used which will enable all In
the room to hear his voice.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4-Prals of old EM
was echoed In song, cheer and speech at
the annual dinner here tonight of the Yale
Alumni association of Washington. Pru
dent Taft, the best knuwn member ,of the
loi al association, being a graduate of
Yale in 1S7S, was the principal speaker, and
being a loyal son of Yale, gave his full
share of the praise bestowed during the
banquet upon the' alma tnater by the
I he other spiakcrs were President Hartley
) of Yale, Secretary oft It Tr asurv F. a- M n
. McYmgh. Treasurer of the t'nlted Stales McClunK and Charles 11.
American minister to Angentlna.
Skeletons Found
Near Offerle, Kan.
Search for Body e4 Farmer Who Dis
appeared Two Weeks Ago Eeveals
Three Possible Tragedies.
have been burled many months.
Junior Iowa Senator Defends Hit
Coarse in Congress.
Homier for the 1
I for 4 a. an, an
Claims rrealdeat
Taft'a Plaa Weal lajare
American Farmers.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
PES .MOINES. Feb. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) Senator Young returned today from
Wafhington and defends his crurse In sup
porting the ship subsidy bill and opposing
the president s program as to the tariff.
"I voted for better mail facilities to South
and Central America for the general good
of all classes. 1 will risk that vote with
the development of the years to come,"
said the senator. "It was a progressive
vote; It was a booster vote. In the senate
I have promised to be a booster, but I
never promised to be a booster for Canada.
The Canadian free trade contract would
give to every farmer of Canada every ben
efit of Canadian cittsenshlp with no return,
The Jury In the Walter i Weaver esse
for alleged forgery of certain notes, mort
gages and abstracts brought In a verdict
of acquittal at Eldnra. and Weaver at once
departed for his home at Iowa Falls.
Weaver Is a son of Justice S. M. Weaver
of the Iowa supreme court.
A fight started In the federal court
narly two years ago for the possession of
funds grown out of the bankruptcy of
Louis IX. Hough, formerly a stock yards
man, has been settled, according to a de-
cree filed In the federal court by Judge
McPlierson. The sum of t,ri,088.42 was In
the possession of the court. H was
claimed by the Alexander O. Buchanan &
Son company of South Omaha, who shipped
cattle to a live stock commission com
pany of Chicago through Hough. It was
also claimed by the Century Savings
bank. The court awarded t4.509.63 to the
South Omaha company and $578.78 to the
lies Moines bank.
Taklngr a Heeeas.
The legislature agreed today to take a
recess until Tuesday, and many of the
members went home at once. It is re
garded as probable that when they return
there will be a big change In the position
on the st.natorship and new candidates may
be brought Into the game.
The house passed a bill today to require
that drivers of teams give half the road
to automobiles and turn to the left Instead
uf to the right.
The house also passed a current resolu
tion inviting the general conference of
the Methodist Episcopal church to meet
here next time.
Talked on the 'Oregron Plan."
The senate spent a large part of the
day In discussing the Oregon plan of
electing senators. Senator Smith of
Mitchell, author of the measure, presented
the arguments for the measure, but they
were not concluded when other work waa
taken up.
Governor Carroll today signed his first
bill for the session, a legalising act relative
to the town ot Beetendorf near Davenport.
Heports Front Mallroads.
If a bill Introduced today by Senator
Malmberg becomes a lew the railroads
doing business in Iowa will be required
practically to render a return on th
physical valuation of their property In use
In Iowa In their reports made annually to
the state railroad commission. It would
add to the present law several new Items
of reports Including one for th estimate
which the railroad makes of the actual
cash value of all the rolling stock and
other property used in the business In this
state and th cost and actual value of
all th other property of every kind. This
Is something that had never been required
in the reports made to th Iowa com
mission. Aid for Dairy Association.
Ten thousand dollars for th Iowa Dairy
association, Is provided In a bill, which was
Introduced by Senator DeWolf on behalf
of th association. Th association Is given
legal recognition and some authority In
the matter of appointing two state In
structor at 2,00u a year each who will go
about the state and aid in encouragement
of the dairy Industry.
Permanent Bridges.
The senate refused to kill off without
consideration a bill to repeal the law paused
two years ago requiring permanent bridges
and culverts on Iowa roads. Th bill would
go back to th old system of requiring th
placing of planks over such bridges when
traction engines cross. There was spirited
discussion on a motion to place the bill
on th calendar despite an adverse report
and the bill was finally so placed on the
calendar 22 to 20.
Meeds of the Colleges.
Th Joint legislative committee on state
educational Institutions held an extended
conference this morning with th members
of the board of education and heard the
statements and arguments of the board
relative to the t;ceds of the colleges. Presi
dent James Trewln of tbe board presented
the matter and was followed by Thomas
Lambert and W. R. Boyd of the finance
committee. The board Is asking the legis
lature to greatly Increase the regular sup
port fund of the three colleges and also
to make some special appropriations for
more buildings. The leKlslature Is also
asked to-pass bills for mlllage taxes for
nil the institutions from which to build
the new buildings. In case there Is a re
cess taken It la probable the visiting com
mittee will go to Iowa City, Cedar Falls
and Ames.
Farmers of l.egjlalntnre Organise.
A permanent organisation of the farmers
of the legislature was effected today at a
meeting called some days ago for that pur
pose. The organization Is called th "First
Legislative Farmers' Association of Iowa."
The plan Is to secure uniform action by the
farmers of tbe legislature on the things of
special Interest to them. Officers were
elected" a follows: President. J. I. Iob
bins. Malvern; vice president. Edward Ikiw-
ney. Berda; recording secretary. K. R.
Zeller, Wlnturst; corresponding secretary,
J. W. Bowman, Marlon; treasurer, W. p.
George. Ames.
For Jory ('oniutlaalnn,
Sinaior Sulllvsn of Poll; Introduced to
day' the bill prepared by the legislative
committee of the State Bar association
providing for t Jury commission of five
. ..
members to have charge ot the drawing
I of Jury lists in all count lea or zs.oro and
over. The bill is desired generally by the
courts and lawyers of the larger counties
of ths state.
, Senator Main. berg of Jaier would ef
fect some reform In the matter of divorce
j procetdinns by giving to the court the au-
mierea . .as. Vn.r. .., sivnw or
a divorce case wnere that seems u o ad-
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oe Daio aa a iari vi me vnienaca ui i uu
Dales for Knt-anipaarnt.
The date lor me encampment oi tft
Iowa National Guard were fixed today by
toe adjutant general. Tl.eie will be onl
regimental encampments tins ear. as fol-
lows: Fifty-third regiment. Augunt 7 to U;
Flfty-fourlh. August 2s t-epteiiiber 6;
Fifty-fifth. August fl to 3D. Fifty-sixth,
July i to 14. The adjutant general also tu -
day railed a ecslin of the examining boant
for the Irtth to examine twenty-eight who
desire commissions.
Prisoner Picks
Lock with Aid of
Lamp and Mirror
Jack McGregor, Who Was in Jail at
Toledo, la., on Charge of Bur
glary, Makes Getaway.
TOLEDO, la., Feb. 4.-(Spcclal.)-"Jack"
McGregor, who, according to his own state
ment, was a friend of John Dirts, the de
fendant of Cameron dam, and who worked
with Diets In the Wisconsin woods, escaped
from the county Jnll here early this morn
ing by a most Ingenious method. Mc
Gregor waa arrested on a charge, of bur
glary and was awaiting the grand Jury's
Investigation. He Is believed to be a "yegg
man" and postoffice robber who Is wanted
In a half dosrn places.
Taking a piece of wire from a chair In
the cell and using a lamp and a piece of
looking glass McGregor picked the lock
that held his cell door. The lock was on
th outside of the door and out of hts
range of vision. By setting the lamp on
th floor outside and using the looking
glass to reflect the Image ot the' lock so
that he could see It while he worked, Mc
Gregor successfully picked th lock and
got away.
McGregor was arrested on a charge of
robbing the Great Western depot at Berlin,
la. When arrested articles stolen from the
general store of Morrison, la., and from
two saloon robberies In Relnbeck were
found on him. McGregor has worked In and
near Morrison, Relnbeck and Berlin for
several years. He frequently disappeared
and was frequently known to have large
sums of money. At one time, he hid a
large sum In a potato flelu. It Is reported
that he has JIT. Ouo to his deposit in a
Grundy Center bank.
lown Ntei !Note.
MASON CITY-Rev. R. M. Osgood of
Chicago, who was called to the pastorate
of the Baptist church of this city, has ac
cepted and will be here February M to
take up his Work.
MASON CITY-Superlntendent F. R.
Moulton of the Chicago & Northwestern
railroad has been transferred to Pierre),
S. P., and J. W. Hoyle, who was at Pierre,
takes the place vacated by Mr. Moulton
at Huron.
ELDORA Alfred Noarch, wanted here
for wife desertion, following an Indictment
returned against him by the grand Jury,
was arrested In Salt Lake City last night.
Sheriff Walsh left today for that city to
get the prisoner.
WEBSTER CITY-The Webster City
High school lost unanimously o Lemars
in the debate there last night on the in
come tax. Lemars affirmed and Webster
City denied. The meeting was the second
In the state championship series.
M ARSHALLTOWN Traffic over fifty
miles of the main line of the Northwestern
was at a standstill today, owing to a wreck
of a freight train at Montour, fifteen miles
east of here, this morning. Fourteen cars
were derailed and piled up, blocking both
ALPHA Laura A. Jones died at her
home here at the age of 92 years. She
was born In Maine In July. 1X18, and hud
been a resident of this county since 1t9.
Her body was burled in Bethel cemetrv
by the side of her husband, who preceded
her thirty-two years.
IOWA FALLS At the first meeting of
the new board of directors of the Iowa
Falls Commercial club, held last evening,
Frank D. Peet. cashier of the Slate Na
tional bank, was elected president for the
coming year. E. A. Westbury was elected
vice president, W. B. Welden treasurer and
F. B. Foster secretary. .At the last meet
ing of the Old board It was voted to Join
the Iowa League of Commercial Clubs,
which will work for the Industrial develop
ment of the state, as well as along other
lines that WW promote th welfare arid
prosperity of the commonwealth.
General Piet Cronje
Dies in Transvaal
Noted Boer Leader Passes Away,
Aged 76 Years Commanded
Western Army of Republics.
KLERKSDORP. Transvaal. Feb. 4 -Gen-ersl
Piet A. Cronje, the noted Boer general,
died today.
General Cronje commanded the western
army of the South African republics In
the recent war. After numerous reverses
the British government sent out Field Mar
shsl Lord Roberts and General Lord Kitch
ener, with thousands of fresh troops, to
put down the Boers.
All their arrangements were completed
by the early part of February, 1900. Gen
eral Cronje and his Boer forces were too
greatly outnumbered to withstand the
avalanche which fell upon them. On Febru
ary IS Cronje was brought to bay on the
Modder river near Paardeberg, where he
defended himself for nine days. In a posi
tion that was Impregnable to assault, but
greatly exposed to artillery fir from the
surrounding heights.
tWter suffering to such a degree that his
men would endure no more Cronle sur
rendered February 27, the anniversary of
The British had drswn in closer each
night and a heavy bombasdment had been
kept up. At So'clock In the morning the
Canadians, backed by the Gordons and
Shropshlres. rushed the enemy's trenches,
and three hours later the Boers laid down
their arms unconditionally. The prisoners
numbered 4 000.
Cronje was Instrumental In frustrating
the Jameeon raid at Krueredorf In 1SS5-9.
He waa a member of the executive council
of the Transvaal republic and chief native
commissioner. He was born about 1833.
Caroline Themanaon.
MINDEN, Neb.. Feb. 4. (Special Tele
gram ) Caroline Themanson. aged 73 years,
died this mornlirg at the home of her
rf.iii,),)., Hfra Ian flllnrierKon Mrs
Themanson came to this countrv from
Sweden about th year it',5 to Galesburs,
III., and from there, about the year UCR,
with her husband, came to Kearney. Her
husband was one of the pioneer merchant i
of Kearney and died about H90. During
the Inst tn years she has resided In
Minden. The funeral will be held from
1 Mindf n st 10:90 and the body- will be taken
overland to Kearney, where services wl'l
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j church. Mrs. Themanson h aves two dsugh.
ters. Mrs. Ijira tiunderson snd Mrs. Rose
Holmes of Minden. and three sons. Paul of j
Omaha, A. W. of St. Joseph and George N.
of Chicago.
Florlan Merhlrr,
CHADRON, Neb.. Feb. 4 (Special.! Mr
Florlan Mecbler died of pneumonia after a
1 few days' Illness, at his home on Ike
street. Mr. Mechler was born at Byron.
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i sett led first In Iowa, from there moving to
I l 18), whera he reai.te.1 lu, .,
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' bis death. Mr. and Mrs. Mechler were mar-
Heri In Otrmanv In and of thl. union
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"vlng. i nose living at nauron are l-Tsnts
j Joseph Mechler. Mrs. Ward Mclntyr and
j M's Florence Mechler. Florian Herman
j siernier reside at Giand I-,.i.. N. D.,
l and Mrs. Hilton at Deadwood. S. D. The
j funeral la to be held from the Catholic
j church Muuday moruing.
Company of Fort Omaha Signal Corps
Ordered to Border.
Eighty Men lira tt Ten Days' Rations
and Park 1'n Two More Com
panies Alan Heeelee Sim
ilar Orders.
"WASHINGTON. Feb. 4.-In order to
facilitate communication between the
Cnlted States troops aligned along the
Mexican frontier, the War department to
day Increased th Amerhsn guard In thst
territory by three companies of the signal
corps. One has been ordered from Presidio,
Cal.. one from Omaha and a third from
Leavenworth, Kan. Two pack trains also
were ordered to the bki-der line, one to
Sen Antonio. Tex., and the other to
Nogales. Arls.
Aside from the statement from General
Hoyt. commander of the Department of
Texas, that an attfto kon Ciudad Juarez
was Imminent, the War department today
was without advices from the front. Gen
eral Hoyt said It wss reported the revolu
tionists number about 1,000.
Company D of the signal corps at Fort
Omaha has been ordered to the Mexican
frontier. Th company consists of eighty
mounted men, under the command of Lieu
tenant F. C. McGlll. A hospital corps con
sisting of a sergesnt and three men, equip
ped with a hospital wagon, will accom
pany the signal corps men.
The first orders received caused the men
to draw out rations from the commissary
for a ten-day period and pack them for
th Journey. The hold themselves In readb-
ness to leave at any moment.
(Continued from First Page.)
Omaha s politics as campaign manager lor
the county for former Governor Shallen
berger, declared under examination that he
believed the recent elections In Omaha the
most corrupt In th history of the city. Af
fairs, he said, has been growing steadily
worse. Through his statement Edson Rich,
attorney for the Union Pacific, waa called
to give testimony concerning the use of
blank affidavits for the purpose of swear
ing votes. The testimony of Mr. Rich was
not exactly as fi recanted owing to a mis
understanding between Rich and Ilerdman.
Mr. Rich, however, observed the milling of
the "professional" free holders In the office
of the city clerk.
Rich Offered Affidavits.
"I can give no direct personal knowledge
of fraud In the election," ssid Mr. Herd
man when called to the stsnd. Ife wss
pressed by Mr. Prince for statements of
any reliable Information he had received
bearing on the charges of the Inquiry.
"On man told me he bad been offered
blank affidavits-."
"Who was he 7'
"My old neighbor, Edson Rich. II said
he had been offered a blank affidavit but
refused to use it feeling It waa Illegal. He
said that he came down town and got
sworn In In the regular way.
"What Is your opinion as to systematic
attempts at fraud In the election or the
primary?" asked Prince.
"In the majority of precincts I think th
election waa hopest," . replied lierdman,
"but In this, as In other cities, there are
certain precincts where there is more or
less of dishonesty. There waa probably
mors of it In the last election in Omaha
than hitherto."
"Do you think the election waa con-,
ducted In general as honestly as usual 7"
asked Prince.
"I think that conditions in th lower
wards of th city have been worse than In
former years," returned Ilerdman.
Too Many "Asslstnnts."
"The one great trouble in the Omaha
elections is that thousands of voters are
'assisted' at the machines," said Herd
man. "The Judge goes In to 'assist' th
voter and he Is busy with the lever and
has the man voted before he knows what
has happened." ,-
Questions on the relative merits of vot
ing machines and the ballot brought from
the witness the declaration that the two
methods of voting were equal In this light,
Dan Butler proceeded to cross-examine
Herdman, with little effect.
"You said In th Lincoln hotel on Janu
ary 18 that the governor 'had th goods' on
me. What did you mean by It?"
Herdman replied that he had made flo
such statement.
"You said that you knew of those blanks.
Why didn't you make an affidavit along
with th rest of them or offer evidence?"
"I am not gathering evidence for any
one," replied Herdman.
The testimony of Edson Rich of th
Union Poclflc waa taken a short time sub
sequent to that of Herdman. Rich told of
his difficulty In finding the proper free
holders to sign his affidavit to permit him
to vote. His affidavit was first signed by
a freeholder whom he discovered not to
be a resident of the proper precinct.
The testimony of Herdman concerning
statements thought to have com from
Rich was read to the witness and the
conclusion war reached that, a misunder
standing had arisen.
Peters Gives Ills Views.
Val J. Peters, publisher of a German
periodical, delivered himself of a declama
tion on his view of the methods of the
metropolitan press. He ended a long speech
by declaring he thought the election In
Omaha as a whole honest.
The testimony of Milton Barlow failed to
give the committee Information of fraud
In election or primary.
Ertck Peterson, 2033 Harney street, called
for a hearing as a witness and took th
stand to give his views In fluent Scandl-
! "avian accents
lie referred vehemently to the state
ments of Lee Herdman concerning "as
sistance" of voters, defending the Judges
of election.
"Why, each Judge Is supposed to attend
to his party's Interest." he exclaimed heat
ed 1.
By way of Introduction of a mass of
testimony concerning the colonisation of
laborers and unknown persons at places
In the Tenth ward. John Lewis. Insurance
agent and worker for the Anil-Saloon
league under Rev. Joseph M. Loidy, took
the stand to identify a collection of card
reports on cases investigated. His testi
mony was followed by that of th men who
made the direct investigation.
Drlrrtite Tells of "Colonies."
F. W. McGlnnls, In charge of the Omaha
Secret Service Detective agency, who
worked for th Anti-Saloon league, taking
I his memorandum cards, which were entered
as evidence through lewlu, testified eon-
olonlea." Hi- Investigated regis
I "alUma from ti e number of Third
i .tired
nere nilMHing. moed away or un
I ,.,,u.,. ,i n. .ldr...s alvn.
An example of cund.ilons which he met
was lveu in the iutan. e of a boarding
lyil'Se lit !'
I eglstcred
Thirteenth street. I
from this number!
.lllofig IHOIM3 iri.,uir infill una nuuiuri .
out not known there or not to tie found
I were; John Tlerney. Jo Abernwiix. John
CarbelL W. F. Henslee. F. B. Cllffner
Andrew Cogglna, Charles B. Davis, Sophus
Hhiiks and Charles Pay ton.
"Hobo" hotels and lodging houses were
Included In the testimony of McGlnnls.
These were places, he ssid, where men
did not have permanent abode and at
which few If any registered their names
on th book kept by the proprietors.
Similar testimony came from A. A. Ue
bout. real estate dealer, and I-ouls (Ire be.
a Florence realty dealer, both of whom
worked In the checking of suspicious regis
trations for the Anti-Saloon league.
Behout told ot a visit to the establishment
at 1-in Douglas street, which, he says he
was Informed was an assignation house.
"Ijidy says she does nut keep any men
around," is the notation which Helmut
made on the card. From this number were
registered Tom Campbell, T. A. Cassldy,
James Sexton and Sherman Gould.
Batler Has Tilt.
A tilt between Dan Butler, city clerk,
and Bond P. Geddes. a reporter for th
Dally News, took place when the news
papermen was on the stand. Geddes testi
fied to the interesting activities of the
"professional'' freeholders. When pressed
for a definition of the term "professions!
freeholders" he gave It.
"They advertised themselves as being
there for the purpose," said Geddes. "They
volunteered to swear In persons they did
not know."
The reporter told of a visit on election
day to the polling place near Sixth and
Pierce streets where a rubber band was
discovered on th voting machine.
"When 1 arrived one of the political
workers there told me that a rubber had
Just been taken off the machine," he said.
"He told me that It had been taaen off by
one of the election officials."
At this Juncture Prince ot the investigat
ing committee called for the list of judges
and clerks of election. The Judges and
clerks at this polling place will be called
before the committee on the resumption
of the hearing on February 13. Those
whose names were taken for the Issuance
of aupoenaes are David Tonge, 809 pacific
street; Frank Cop, Ed Barry, 714 Hickory
street; David Sonler, SH Hickory street,
and Harvey Smlgoret, 1Z9 South Seventh
street. -
Testifying of the work in the naturalisa
tion of voters, Geddes declared that the
Greeks and other foreigners wer "steered
by known Dahlman workers."
"They had the clerks working nights,"
he said.
Anion as Ksanitnrr.
George Ablon, who by virtue ot an ap
pointment from Mayor Dahlman holds' of
fice as official conductor of elevators in the
city hall, burdened with his official respon
sibility demanded th right to examine the
George insisted on establishing Ills Im
portance In the community.
"Why, didn't I and Judge Slabaugh go
up and handle that case at Denlson, la?"
demanded A Won, referring to a case where
he had been employed as Interpreter.
"Didn't 1 help the bovs get naturalised all
I could?" he demanded.
"Yes. George, you sure did. especially
about election time," replied Geddes.
The witness remarked that the many ap
plicants for first papers for naturalisation
each paid hla fee with a silver dollar.
"Yes, every one of the boys paid out his
hard earned money," Ablon hastened to
remark. "Didn't I tell you so when you
asked me?"
"You told me it was none of my buainess
and then winked at me." responded Geddes.
Ablon demanded also that a statement
purporting to come from bim and written
l)y soma one else .for publication In th
World-Herald be made a part of the record.
It was admitted.
"Better append thereto also his testimony
about how he holds his Job by his 'abil
ity,' " remarked D. H. Cronln of th com
mittee. Senate Committee
Amends Tariff Bill
It Makes Two Changes in Measure
Creating Board, Then Lays
it Aside.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.-After so amend
ing the house bill authorising the creation
of a tariff board as to require th con
firmation of its members by the senate and
to add the cost of transporting articles In
estimating th cost of production as a basis
for levying tariff duties the senate com
mittee on finance today postponed further
consideration of th measure until next
Evidence of opposition of democratic sen
ators wer so marked as to justify the con
clusion by those present today that th
measure would not get through the senate
during th present session.
The amendment requiring confirmation
by the senate of presidential nominees to
the board wa presented by Senator Lodge
of Massachusetts and the transportation
provision by Senator McCumber of North
The Lodge amendment met with general
favor. The McCumber suggestion, how
ever, was allowed to go in only with the
understanding that any member of the
committee would be at liberty to oppose It
on' th floor.
(Continued from First Page.)
archives; Dr. Frans Hettinger and Dr.
Johann Grimm, the exegetlst. Bishop
Bonacum studied ecclelastlcal law and
church history under Hergenroether and
apologetics and theology under Dr. Hettin
ger. He was ordained to the priesthood on
June 18, 1870, la St. Louis, and Immediately
entered upon a missionary career.
The field of his first labors was at Indian
Creek, Monro county, Missouri, where he
was stationed for three years. Afterward
he was appointed to the pastoral charge of
St. Peter's church at Klrkwood, a auburb
of St. Loul. At the convention of the
third plenary, or national council, of the
Catholic church of North America, held In
Baltimore In 18X4, Father Bonacum, as he
waa then called, was appointed one of the
theologians to th council and attracted th
attention of the assembled bishops, who
unanimously named him first bishop of the
new ate of Belleville, In southern Illinois.
The erection of tho see of Uwllevill was
postponed for a number of years, and thus
th field of Esther Bonacum's future la
bors was not to be in Illinois, but In Ne
braska, as the Eplscopsl see of IJnooln
was erected, and Father Bonacum was ap
pointed by the authorities at Rome Its first
Father Bonacum was consecrated first
bishop of Lincoln by Archbishop Keniick,
of revered memory. In St. John's church
In St. Louis, snd he took formal" charge
of his diocese on December 21 of th same
year, when ne was innuuira in ma pro
cathedral church at Uncoln by the late
Rl. Rev. James O'Connor, bishop of Omaha.
The reception tendered Bishop Bonacum
on the occasion of his entrance Into the
Episcopal city by the Catholics of t lie
Soutli Platte country la memorable In the
history of tne Catholic church of Nebravka.
A Guarantee ot Buainess Prosperlty-
' Th Persistent and Wis Patronage ot
I Th Ho Advertising Columns.
Haa kept on sdling because it
has kept on curing, and it h"
kept on curing because its high
standard of merit has beeu con
scientiously maintained.
Get It today In usual lhiuld form ar
chocolated tablets called Barsataba.
Congressman Will Not Now Give Up
Work in Washington.
l.lttle Likelihood of Objection to Ills
Itonnillnst Ont Career In Con
srresat 4 lassl Mention of
Dakota I. and.
tFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Feb. 4 -(Special Tele
gram.) Reprraentatlv e Walter I. Smith to
day received his commission to serve a
Judge on the EiRhth circuit court bench to
succeed Yondevanter, promoted to
the United States supremo court.
Judge Smith said today that he will not
relinquish his congressional duties until
utter the close of the Sixty-first session. ,
in explanation of this couise. Judge Smith
said that many legislative matters In which
he Is deeply Interested remain unacted upon
and he desires to round out his congres
sional career In an effort to aid In the
passage of these measures. He will prob-
bly not take the oath of office as a federal
judge until the middle of March, when, of
course, he will tender his resignation as a
member-elect to the Sixty second congress.
At least this Is the plan Judge Smith
desires to follow and there will probably be
no objection to his rounding out his con
gressional csreer by retaining his seat In
the house until the close of the present
The following banks Were today desig
nated as depositories for postal savings
bank funds: Nebraska City National bank
of Nebraska City, Bank of Nebraska City.
Cltlsens Savings bank and Winneshiek
County State bank of Decora h. la.
Complying with requests mad by per
sons In South Dakota, sent through Repre
sentatives Burke and Martin, the secretary
of the Interior will soon Issue orders pro
viding for the classification of a large
tract of land In the northern part ot the
state that was withdrawn on the theory
that It was underlaid with coal. Home
steaders may secure title to th surface of
the land in question, but the government
reserves title to coal in case examination
discloses that coal Is present. Much of the
land withdrawn In South Dakota, accord
ing to representations made to the depart
ment, does not bear coal. Secretary Bel
linger will aend two examiners aa well as
a geological survey party to make th
Th withdrawal order was Issued a few
yeara ago. Entries upon It sine then ar
made with th reservation as stated. As a
result homesteaders ar dissatisfied and
have asked for th classification which la
about to be made.
Senators Burkett and Brown today Joined
In the recommendation of Isaao F.' Tlndall
to be reappointed postmaster at Central
City, Neb.
It is expected the commerce court will
orgunlse Monday and that ahortly after
ward officers of the court will be selected.
Judge Carland, member of th court from
South Dakota, Is expected to reach this
city tomorrow. '
Olson is Man Who
Killed McCrary
Indianapolis Wrestler Who Took Part
in Fatal Match at Amarillo Will
Not Be Prosecuted.
AMARILLO, Tex., Feb. 4 -Confirmatlon -that
th man who ' killed Joseph McCray '
In a wrestling match her Saturday night -was
Charles Olson of Indianapolis haa
been received her. Olson Is now in St.
Louis and wli: not be prosecuted. Harry
Prlndall, alias Billy Edwards, referred th
ST. LOUIS. Fb. 4.-Char!es Olson, th
wrestler, la In Cairo, III,, where he Is to
wrestle tonight. II has refused to dis
cuss the match 6T last Saturday at Araa- -rlllo.
The Weather
For Nebraska Rain or snow.
For Iowa Cloudy.
Shippers' bulletin: Prepare 48-hour ship
ments north for temperature close to sero;
east, tor 10 to li above: west, for 16 to 20
above; south, sllghtlv below freezing.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday.
.... IK
.... 20
.... :i
.... 1'4
.... l"i
.... 31
.... :m
.... :t
.... :i."
.... Ii4
Local Heeord.
OMAHA. Feb. 4 - Official record of (cm
perature and precipitation compared with '
tha corresponding period of the last thre
:.'iri isn. iuio. isw9. i.
HIKhet today . 4 u
lowest todav -4 ' -
Mean temperature fU 44 It
Precipitation " -00 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1
and compared with tha last two years:
Normal temperature 21 degrees
Excess for the. day 4degrea
Total excess since Match 1 97o,iTe
Normal precipitation , 03 Inch
Deficiency for the day it) Inch
Total rainfall since March 1.. 14 72 indue
Deficiency since March 1 15 3u Inches
Excess for cor. period, If 10 t 01 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, lis.. b.V inches
L. A. WELhll, Local Forecaster.
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