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    The Omaha Daily Bee.
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VOL. XLI NO. 71.
President Donald Macrae Says Too
Much Commercial Spirit
Help of Specialist! and Other Doctors
' Should Be Sought
Missouri Valley Medical Society in
Annual Session
K lection of OfUeern win I riK.
Today 5ub of Papers Head,
with Dlaemaaloaa Fol
lowlis. "Let us drop the commercial spirit and
false pride that teemi to envelop many of
our profession, to the peril of the patient,
and go back to the customs of the physician
fifty years ago," Bald Dr. Donald Macrae,
president of the Missouri Valley Medical
society, at the opening session of the twenty-fourth
annual convention of that body
at the Hotel Rome. Continuing Dr. Macrae
pointed out with emphasis the foolishness
of many physicians who refuse to accept
the aid of other physicians and specialists
in handling difficult cases.
The twenty-fourth annual convention of
the Missouri Valley Medical society opened
its first session of the two-day meeting
' Thursday morning at the Rome, with about
(.eventy-flve members In attendance. The
meeting was called to order by Dr. R. W.
Bliss, and the address of welcome was
given by Francis A. Brogan. Dr. LeRoy
Crummer, president of the Dougla County
Medical society, responded, after whloh
the reports of the various committees and
officers were read.
Banqaet at the Rome.
The first day of the two day session ot
the convention came to an end last night
at the Hotel Rome wun an iui.
quet as the main feature. Over 100 men of
medicine, and several women physicians
sat down to the banquet, which was an in
formal one and after doing full Justice to
the spread furnished by the local mem
bers of the society, turned their attention
to the Illustrated lecture upon the subject
of surgery by Dr. George S. Crlle, of
Cleveland. O., who gave an Interesting
talk upon the origin and treatment of
Graves Disease and also a talk upon sur-
ery. ms lecture . hiuhu j
opticon slides.
Dr. L. Harrison Mettler closed tne even
ing s program wun an aaaress. mo
Ject of which was "Neurology and Soci
ology." His talk was highly enlightening
and was well received.
During the afternoon session papers ap
pertaining to various subjects encountered
In the prsctlce-of medicine were read by
T. H. Paul of St. Joseph, Mo., Mary
Strong of Omaha. I W. Uttig of Daven
port. Ia.; F. B. Tiffany of Kansas City, A.
C. Stokes of Omsha. J. M. Bell of St. Jo
seph. Mo.; H. S. Munroe of Omaha, P. I.
Leonard of St. Joseph. Frank C. Neff or
Kansas City and J T. Axtell of Newton,
At this morning's session Ernest Mark or
Kansas City will read a paper on "Pros
. .A,v" ni will he followed by Drs. G.
H. Hoxle of Kansas City, W. T. Keynoias
of Kansas City, G. A. Toung of Omaha. A.
Hertletser of Kansas Ctty, A. L. SKoog
't Kansas City. J. M. Patton or umana.
W. L. Blertng of Des Moines. J. I Boehm
of St. Louis. J. H. Darey of Sioux City.
L. A. Merrlam of Omaha and T. C. Wlther
spoon of Butte, Mont.
Immediately after the reading of the last
paper, the election of officers to serve for
the ensuing year will be held, and the
choice of the next convention city will be
made. As yet there has been no tar of
any kind as to who wishes to become the
chief executive of the society or whe,. cltv
wants the next convention, because of the
fact that the purpose of the Missouri Val
ley Medical society la to hold these annual
meetings to further the interests of the
practice of medicine, and politics are not
Allowed to enter any of the sessions.
Place (or Holdinn- the World's
oath Convention Is Selected and
Actios Ratified.
LONDON, Sept. T. Zurich, Swltserland,
has been elected as the place for the
holding of the world's seventh Sunday
school convention In 1911.
The American section of the International
association today cabled Us ratification of
the city chosen. The last convention was
Id at Washington In May of last year.
The Weather
For Nebraska Showers; colder.
For Iowa Fair.
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Total excess since March 1 713
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otJ rainfall since March 1 9 10 inches
Deficiency nines March 1 13.46 inches
Deficiency for. cor. period. 1908. ,1.43 inches
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Fnta Fe. part cloudy.
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X indicates trace or precrpitstion.
Frank Shotwell is
Requested to Resign
By the Progressives
La Follette Men Plan to Further His
Interests and Put in F. P. Cor
rick for Secretary.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 7. (Special.) In
a quiet meeting held last night In this
city members of the Nebraska Progressive
republican league talked over plans for
booming La Follette for president, and in
cidentally chose F. P. Corrick of this city
to serve as secretary of the organiza
tion in place of Franklin A. Shotwell of
Omaha. The latter's stand on the presi
dential fight la believed to have been the
cause of the separation.
Chief among those present at the meet
ing were Charles O. Whedon, Frank A.
Harrison, F. P. Corrick. E. E. Corretl.
Don Van Deusen and H. M. Bushnell, John
L. Kennedy of Omaha recently selected
as chairman of the republican state cen
tral, committee was also present, but de
clined to cast his vote on the motion to
depose Shotwell from the secretaryship
of the organisation.
The meeting was held In the nature of a
secret conference, and other than the few
members of the executive commltte who
were present, there were no -visiting re
publicans In attendance. The presence of
George W. Norrls, vice president of the
national progressive league, in the city was
the occasion ot, the meeting, the Fifth
district congressman having delivered a
short speech to the assembled Insurgents.
Before adjournment It was decided to hold
a banquet In this city later on and to start
the La Follette boom In this state with
much red fire. The campaign is not to be
conducted In the name of the progressive
league, but win be largely conducted by
officers of this organisation.
Memorial to Stanton
Unveiled in Ohio
Warriors of Long Ago Are Present to
Participate in the Exercises
at Steubenville.
6TEUBENVILLE, O., Sept. 7. Governor
Harmon arrived here today to be the prin
cipal speaker at the unveiling today of
the memorial to Edwin M. Stanton, who
was secretary of war under Lincoln. Others
present Included:
General Nelson A. Miles, General Fred
erick D. Grant and General Daniel E.
This inscription is on the statue:
Edwin McMasters Stanton. Bom this
city, December 19. 1S14; United States at
torney general, 1S8G-1S6; secretary of war,
18612-1868; Justice of the United States su
preme court, 1869.
Died December 24. 1869.
The statue was presented to Steuben
vllle by Alexander Doyle, sculptor, of New
Tork and a native of Steubenville.
The statue was unveiled by Mrs. Emma
Jahncke of New Orleans, Stanton's grand
daughter. Sugar Prices Go Up
Rapidly as a Rocket
Advance Said to Be Due to a
Shortage in the Crop
Coming On. .
NEW YORK. Sept. 7. The price of sugar
continues to advance, owing to the reports
of a serious shortage in the new crop and
the market has now reached the highest
level since July, 1S99.
Sales of raw sugar were made here today,
establishing a price of 6 cents a pound
for the grade known as Cuban centrifugal
and the advance was accompanied by an
announcement of another 10-potnt rise In
the price of refined sugar, with standard
granulated quoted at H4 cents, while people
In the raw sugar trade reported a very
strong market, with little or nothing of
fering even at the new high prices.
Edward Barton Weds
Miss Gladys Graham
Young Portland Society Woman Be
comes Bride of an Omaha
Young Man.
PORTLAND. Ore.. Sept. 7-Speclal Tele
gram.) Miss Gladys Madelon Graham, a
prominent society girl of University Park,
one of the fashionable residential. section
of Portland.- last night became the bride
of Edward Barton of Omaha. The cere
mony was performed before only relatives
and friends, but several hundred attended
the reception which followed.
Mr. Barton declined to say. where he
would take his bride on a honeymoon trip,
but they will be at home In Omaha after
November 16. Miss Graham has long been
popular in Portland society.
Political Campaign
Starts in Maryland
Republicans Nominate Goldsborough
and Democrats Name Gorman
for Governor.
BALTIMORE, Md., Sept. 7. 6tate Sen-
63 ator Arthur Pue Gorman, jr., democrat,
3 i un nf th lata United States Senator (lor.
: I man. and Phillip Lee Goldsborough, re-
60 1 publican, collector of Internal revenue for
I this district, were nominated for governor
by their respective party conventions here tn ht of ,he world. To the men and
today. Gorman was the democratic candi- j the women who are atruggllng and long
date In the state primary last month. I "" av: "L not to us for
President Taft's administration was I leadership. We cannot even follow.' Let
strongly endorsed by the republicans. ! other nationa arbitrate. Let others even
Shot Dead and Then
Robbed of His Money
POTTSV1LLE. Pa, Sept. 7 Shot ded
after being robbed of a large sum of money,
Joseph Zehner, a contract miner, and his
driver, Hopkins, were victims of bandits
on a mountain near Nequehooing, Pa.
A tin box containing money for the pay
of the Zehner employes was stolen. The
highwaymen left no clue to their Identity.
After a search of Zehner' a carriage was
made the box . containing the 13,800 pay
for the men war found intact.
Two Italians were arrested at PerryviUe,
where they were caught in a very excited
condition, inquiring for a train to Ells-
President Journeys Into Connecticut,;
Where He Meets People of State
on the Capitol Grounds.
Visits the State Fair and is Received
by Fifty Thousand Citizens.
Chief Executive is Accompanied by
Attorney General.
Sees Hope for the Establishment of
an ArMtratlon Court to Which All
International Controversies
ball Be Sobmltted.
HARTFORD. Conn.. Sept. 7.-Gray skies
but an enthusiastic crowd greeted Presi
dent Taft on his arrival today In the Con
necticut capital In fulfilling a long prom
ised engagement to Senator George P.
Memorial hall in the new state library
was turned into a temporary lunch room
for the visitors and the president, who
was accompanied by Attorney General
Wlckersham. Here the president made a
brief reply to. the welcome by state and
Nearly 50,000 people gathered at the state
fair grounds to hear the president's views
on arbitration.
President Taft Is such a familiar figure
In Connecticut that he spoke today like
one renewing old acquaintances. He dealt
almost exclusively with the legal technical
ities of the arbitration treaties with Eng
land and France which now await the ap
proval of the American senate.
Position of the Committee.
Perhaps the most significant part of his
address was as follows: 'The majority
of the senate committee on foreign rela
tions ssy they cannot consent that any
body el Be shall decide for them where a
question arising in the future is within
the provision of the first article of this
treaty; that for them to do so is to dele
gate their power to another tribunal and
is to bind themselves by an obligation
which they have no power to assume.
"It is the view of the minority, however,
and with that,yiew I am earnestly In ac
cord, that the issue where a future dif
ference shall be within the terms of the
description of article one of the treaty Is
an International question arising out of a
construction of the treaty under a claim
of right by one of the parties to , an arbi
tration and is a question therefore that
the president and senate, acting as a
treatymaklng power, has the right to agree
by treaty to submit to a tribunal for final
"In what different way is the treaty
making power invoked when we ask the
senate to concur in a treaty which agrees
to subrnjt all juaticable differences to
arbitration and when it is asked to agree
to . submit to arbitration the question
whether a dlfterenco -arising' Is 'Justlcabl
or not under the treaty T I confess that I
cannot see the distinction.
'It Is a well known fact that Norway
and Sweden have made an agreement to
settle all differences except those of vital
Interest and national honor by submission
to the Hague tribunal and they have fur
ther agreed that when they differ as to
whether the controversy arising is arbl
tratable under the treaty or is within the
exception, to submit the question to the
board of arbitration for Its final discretion.
Committee Without Power,
"If I understand the attitude of the ma
jority of tho senate committee. It la that
they have no power and therefore the gov
ernment has no power to enter into a
treaty by which we shall agree to submit
to a third person, constituting an independ
ent tribunal, the question where we are
bound under a treaty to bide the judgment
of the tribunal as to a particular Issue,
"The treaty-making power under the
constitution. It has been decided by the
supreme court, hardly knows definition or
law. It Is one of the broadest powers con
ferred by the constitution and it is con
ferred on the executive and the senate.
Certainly it Is not in the Interest of the
cause of peace that that power should be
limited In such a way that other govern
ments may make treaties of this kind and
we may not.
"The Ideal toward which we are ail
working with these treaties Is the ultimate
establishment of an arbitral court to which
we shall submit our Intentional controver
sies with the same freedom and the same
dependence on the judgment as in case of
domestic courts. If the senate cannot bind
Itself to submit questions of jurisdiction
arising under the treaty as Norway and
Sweden have done, for instance, then the
prospect of real and substantial progress
is most discouraging.
What May Be the Result.
"I call your attention to the unfortunate
consequences, not only to ourselves, but
to the whole civilized world, not only for
today, but for ages to coma, if the final
adoption of this reasoning by the senate
committee is to prevail. Steadily through
out the world the burden of the creation
of armies and fleets has grown heavier
and heavier and steadily the competition
has grown more fierce and is crushing
the life and the hopes, of the people, but
steadily, too, and of late even more rap
Idly has grown the hope that an escape
from these burdens may be found. Now,
wherever good men and women are long
ing for the dawn ot this great day of
I Peace, their eyes turned first with hope
' confidence to the great republic of
! the WMt- In thl rat movement we are
set up a high court or nations and pledge
their faith that they will resort no more
to the dread arbitrament of war, but will
abide by the verdict ot their chosen
"The great American nation Is unable
I by Its constitution to help forward the
I great movement, is unable to bind Itself
I to any future broad submission ot Its case
to an arbitral court, though the whole
world follows this light of civilisation
and peace. For remember. If the senate
cannot now bind us to abide the judgment
of an arbitral court as to whether a
question Is justifiable. It can never bind
us, and if the senate cannot bind us. the
nation cannot bind us and this peaceful
people la forever incapable ot taking a
step along the great path which all the
world wishes to tread and along which
ail the world thinks America best fitted
J iead."
" -oN
f f f f f ' ' " ix w i . .it- rv-v - r hj
Ihe Sujar Trust, after squaring
an honest basis once more, rose to so
From the Minneapolis Journal.
Wished to Attend Funeral of His Late
Partner, Bartlett Richards.
Juls;e Mangier and T.
R. Itnsh Unit
. 1st MessavsT Making; the Keenest
ot President Taft, Which
ia Granted.
Local officials of the Department of Jus
tice received telegraphic Information Thurs
day afternoon of the commutation of the
remainder of the jail sentence of Will G.
Corastock, . convicted along with . Bartlett
Richards, who died Monday, for land frauds
Wednesday Judge W. H. Munger and Syl
In western Nebraska,
vester R. Rush, special assistant to the
attorney general, united In a message to
President Taft, asking that the remaining
twenty-three days of Richards' sentence
be commuted that he might attend Rich
ards' funeral and afterward settle up the
vast number of business affaire in which
the two men were Interested before their
conviction. The Information received Thurs
day afternoon shows that their effort was
Cometock was released Thursday after
noon and will attend the funeral and aft
erwards settle up Richards' affairs.
Two More Birdmen
Killed and Third Hurt
In Germany Machine Drop to Earth,
Crushing the Skulls of the
MULHaUSEN, Germany. Sept. 7. Two
more names were added today to' the long
roll of persons killed this year in aeroplane
Lieutenant Newmann. a German military
aviator, started from this city this morning
n the direction of Strassburg, carrying a
a passenger M. Leconte, a French aeronaut,
who was an, instructor at the aviation
school at Mulhausen. '
The aeroplane had hardly gone fifteen
miles when the gasoline tank exploded.
The report of the explosion was audible for
a distance ef several miles.
The machine dropped at Bllshelm from an
altitude of sixty feet and both aviator
were instantly killed. Their skull were
broken and they were frightfully injured
about the body.
Lieutenant Newmann, who qualified as
pilot last spring, had been detailed to par
ticulate In the army maneuvers which are
to be held next week In the Grand Duchy
of Baden.
KARLSRUHE. Germany, Sept. 7.-Aviator
Paul Selge fell with hi aeroplane while
making flight here today and fractured
his skull.
Guest of Roosevelt
Missouri Executive at Conference of
Governors Will Attack Railroad
Doctrine of Judge Sanborn.
JEFFERSON CITK. Mo., Sept. 7.-Oov-ernor
Hsdley and Mrs. Hadley will depart
Sunday to be guests of Colonel Theodore
Roosevelt at Oyster Bay. While in the east
the governor will attend the conference of
governors at Spring Lake. N. J.
Governor Hadley speech at the con
ference will be an attack on the doctrine
laid down by Federal Judge Banborn in the
Minnesota rate case which is to the effect
that state have no power to regulate rail
road rate This decision, he says, If upheld
would make the state mere dependenclee
ot the federal government and largely atrip
them ef the rights and power assured
them by the ounbtitution of to Culled
The Reason Why-
up with the government for its custo
high a moral plane that it raised the
Candidate Madero is
in Hands of a Mob
Hustled About Upon Reaching Vera
Cruz and Shows Signs of Be
ing Real Angry.
VERA CRUZ, Mexico. Sept 7. Francisco
t. Madero, the candidate of the progres
sive party tor president, was the victim of
a mob on his arrival here last night, being
crowded and hustled until made thor
oughly angry. Not all were his friends,
since stones were thrown and several mem
bers of the crowd received Injuries.
Guarded by 'the police, Senor Madero
mado an effort to walk from the train.
The crowd, however, surged about him
and pushed him along with such a rush
that he lost both dignity and temper. The
progressive nominee was literally tossed
Into his automobile. Men and boy
crowded on the foot board and springs and
even clambered on the roor or the car.
Slow progress was made through the
streets and many persons were thrown
down and trampled on.
When the automobile finally reached It
destination. Senor Madero compiled with
the demands for a speech. He reminded
his hearerathat it was he who overthrew
President Dlas and said that Genera)
Reyes was trying to rob him ot the fruit
of victory. Madero accused Reyes of crim
inal acts and said he hoped that the gen
eral would be forced to leave the coun
try. When Madero mentioned the name of
Jose Pino Suarex, governor of Yucatan,
the candidate for vice president on the
progressive ticket, the speaker was hooted
and yells for Dr. Francisco Vasques Gomes
drowned his voice.
Women Are to Run
Town of Hunnewell
Mrs. Ella Wilson, Mayor, Will Do
Away with Men in the Ap
pointive Offices.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept 7.-Thax she
win fin all the Important town office
with women who are her friends and sup
porter and give the town of Hunnewell,
Kan., clean government In spit of the
five men who constitute the Hunnewell
city council, was the statement made to
day by Mrs. Ella Wilson, mayor of Hun no
well, following a conference with C W.
Trickett, appointed by Governor W. R.
Stubb to assist in disentangling the munic
ipal affairs of Hunnewell.
Since Mrs. Wilson's election, last spring,
the council men have refused to meet with
her to transact town business, with the
result that It has been Impossible to make
a tax levy.
"A woman marshal could do much more
than any man to route out "blind tiger,"
said the mayor.
Mandamus suits to compel the councfl
men to transact business or resign mar be
Campaign for the Election ot a Pres
ident in Mexico is Replete
with Thrillers.
PUEBLA. Mexico. Sept. 7. A picture of
General Reys, candidate for the presidency
of Mexico In opposition to Francisco I.
Madero, which was being carried by Major
Toma Bravo and two companions of the
First regiment, started a riot here- last
night which resulted In Injuries to Brovo
nd many members of the crowd.
The air waa tilled with rock and croes
of "Down with Reyeel" and "down with the
The uniform of Major Bravo was torn
to strips and the officer took refuge in
n American restaurant.
When the police appeared the soldiers
surrendered their arm and the men were
taken t j?oiloe beadq jarter. .
m house scale steals, and getting on
price of sugar Mother pays the tariff
Farm Hajjd Claims to Have Seen
Henry Beattie Murder Wife.
. -
Gives Details of Murder, not Attorney
Wendeabern- Will Not Seoic to Re
open Case, Feeling Sore
of Conviction.
Sept. 7. Prosecutor Wendenburg declared
tod&y that he bad decided not to request
the reopening of the Beattie case on ac
count of the discovery of an alleged eye
"We have a strong enough case without
it," he said. "We could not get the man
here for a couple or days, at least, as he
live out west. But we have asked him to
come here just the same to see what there
Is to his story. Of course we have re
ceived, as is usual In murder cases, many
letters from alleged eye witnesses. This
man, however, signed his name and we
find that he did once work as a farm hand
at a place near the scene of the murder.
We are going to investigate It further, but
you can take the story now for what Its
The writer of the letter said that he
actually saw young Henry W. Beattie kill
his wife saw him knock her from the
automobile with the butt of a shotgun and
then shoot her as she lay insensible on the
ground. He wrote that Beattie threatened
him when he found that he had witnessed
the deed and the following day gave him a
suit of clothes and money with which to go
away. Though he kept quiet at first be
cause he was afraid the man says now he
does not want Beattie to escape punish
ment, and 1 willing to testify.
Farmer Remembers Nnme.
The Chesterfiald farmer mentioned in the
letter acknowledged that a man of the
name used by the writer waa employed by
htm until a few ciaya after the murder, and
further declared it was a fact that the farm
hand was chasing a runaway cow on the
night the crime was committed. In telling
his story, the alleged witness said he waa
looking for a cow when Jie ame on the
man and woman In an automobile on the
Midlothian turnpike some time after 10
The declaration that Beattie clubbed his
wife with the gun before shooting her, is
considered by the lawyers and detectives
for the prosecution with peculiar Interest.
It is said that physicians that examined
Mrs. Beattle't body reported that the
frontal bone on the right aide of the skull
probably waa broken, though the charge of
shot had entered the left side and pene
trated to the back of the head. On ac
count o fthts It was understood Mr. Wen
denburg thought seriously of referring to
a wound on the right side of the forehead
In the indictment drawn by the grand
Details the Tragedy.
The letter writer gave a oetalled ac
count of the tragedy, as he claims to have
witnessed It. He said In part:
"I was In ths pine woods on the right
hand aide of the Midlothian turnpike as
you go out from Richmond, snd I saw a
light. A I wslked closer to the road I
saw an automobile standing almost in the
middle of the road, facing toward Rich
mond, and there were two people In It
man and a woman. They were both sit
ting In the front seat.
"They were quarreling. I could hear
them talking loud, so I did not show my
self, but waited behind a tree about ten
feet from the edge of the road In the thick
pine woods to hear what they said.
"The woman waa pleading with the man.
She was saying that she wanted her love
back again and that she did not want the
man to be cruel to her. The man answered
"At one time I heard him say, 'I am tired
of all this, I am going to end tbl.' Then
I heard the woman sayt 'How are you
going to end ltr The man said something
(Continued on Second, Pag .J
Shopmen Not Expected to Walk Out
Without Sanction of Internationals.
Executive Board of International
Machinists to Meet
Advisability of Yielding Responsi
bility to Be Discussed.
Members of General Committee ot
Shop Crafts of the Herrlman
System Arrive in Bast
CHICAGO. Sept. 7 Immediate prospect
ot a strike of shop employes of the Illinois
Central railroad disappeared today and in
dications were general that the strike prob
ably would never be sanctioned by the In
ternational officers of the unions Involved.
The determination of matters In contro
versy between the system federation offl.
cers and reprcsent-atlves of the Interna
tional unions Is scheduled to come next
Sunday after a meeting of the executive
board of the International Association of
Members of the conference committee of
International officers have Indicated their
dfsapproval of the strike, but were willing
to give the committee of the federated Il
linois Contral unions permission on their
own responsibility to issue a strike order.
In such case, the support of the Interna
tional unions, particularly In a financial
way, would not be granted the federation.
The advisability of yielding responsibility
to the system federation committee will be
discussed further on Sunday by the ma
ohlnists' union executive board and by
representatives of the other eight organisa
tions whose locals are Involved in the I1U
nols Central controversy.
W. Fk Kramer, chairman of the inter
national conference committee, said today
he expected no action until that time.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 7. Members of
the general committee of shop crafts"of
the Harrlman system arrived here today.
The conference which probably will decide
the attitude of the unions on the long
pending strike situation will be In session
The four international presidents returned
today from Sacramento, where they spent
yesterday In conference with the Harrlman
shop employes in that city.
Commissioner Pronty Hears Com
plaints on Which It is. Charged
Rata on Wool ta Too High.
. CHICAGO, Sept.' 7.-AddlUs1 testi
mony was heard today by Interstate Com
merce Commissioner C. A. Prouty on
complaints that the rates charged by
western railroads on wool and hide from
points west of the Mississippi river to
eastern markets are unreasonable.
John A. Munroe, freight traffic manager
of the Union Pacific railroad,- the first
witness today, said his company was not
a "rate cutter" on wool.
Working; People Are Prevented from
Protesting Against the High
Price of Food.
CHARLEROI. Belgium, Sept. 7.-Twen-ty
thousands person of the working class,
protesting against the high cost of food,
attempted to march Into the lower districts
of the city today.
Squadron of cavalry charged through
the various streets and succeeded in dis
persing the crowds. Some of the m at
testants were injured. All the stores have
been closed.
While Standing tu Front of His Hptne
In Chicago is Shot by a
CHICAGO, 6ept 7. Robert Bruce Wat
son, architect and contractor, waa shot
by a woman in front of hi residence
today. He was taken to a hospital.
The woman was arrested and at the police
station gave her name as Mra. H. B. Coney
and admitted that she fired the shots, claim
ing, however, to give a reason for the act.
She is 36 years of age and ha been living at
a well known downtown hotel.
Watson was shot twice, one over the
right ear and In the right thigh. Hla con
ditlon is said not to - be serious. Mrs.
Coney attempted to escape after shooting
Watson. She either dropped or threw
away her purse containing (30 and fled
through a vacant lot, but later u was
"I shot him and that I all I will say,"
the woman exclaimed when taken into cus
tody. At the hotel where she has been living
it was learned she came to Chicago from
Reno, Nev., lent December. Employes said
Watson never visited her so far as they
Conahs and Then Dies,
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 7-Former State
Assemblyman Thomas F. Ramsey, aged 53,
one of the bent known democratic politi
cians In Wisconsin, died suddenly early to
day after a fit of coughing. Death Is sup
posed to have been due to heart trouble.
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