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PROMINENT SPEAKER AT THE
GRAIN DEALERS' MEETING.
VlD ML - YOUR
GRAIN MEN ROAST
Senator Hitchcock it also Given a
Gruelling After His Speech
SPEAKERS ARE MISQUOTED
World-Herald Has Them Say They
Favor Federal Grain Inspection.
STRONG RESOLUTIONS PASSED
Senator's Paper Makes Them Say
"Jut the Opposite Thing.
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INTERESTING OUTCOME FOLLOWS
Htteheoek Take Hi Car from the
Report Ib HU Pnper ontl Gets
tn Bssd Before the Convention
Report la Right.
Senetar-G. M. Hitchcock and his World
Horald were mercilessly man-handled by
the Grain Dealers' National association
at the Rome hotel Tuesday afternoon,
following a placid address by Mr. Hitch
cock, In which he said that federal In
spection of the weighing of grain waa a
consummation sure to come.
At the close of his speech Senator
Kltohcoek Immediately left the conven
tion haJl, pleading a golf engagement.
Scarcely had he cleared the door when
the storm broke. A. E. Reynolds, chair
man of the committee on legislation, en
tered a vehement protest against the
World-Herald for its misrepresentations
tn reporting the president of the associa
tion In favor of government supervision
President E. M. Wayne wielded his
'gavel vainly for order. H. 8. Grimes of
Portsmouth. O., a member of the legis
lation committee, secured the floor and
demanded angrily that the World-Herald
be required to retract Its statement in as
prominent a manner as It was made.
The convention unanimously supported
Mr. Grimes and Mr. Reynolds and when
the latter submitted a resolution stating
the position of the association on federal
Inspection If was carried without a dis
. Report la Wrong.
The resolution follows:
"Inasmuch as the report has gone out
through the public press that this asso
ciation favors federal inspection of grain
and Inasmuch as said association has
heretofore stood In opposition to federal
inspection, be it,
"Resolved, That the report of the press
does not represent the sentiment of this
association and that the Grain Dealers'
National association In convention as
sembled does here and now strongly re
affirm Its opposition to federal Inspec
tion, or supervision of inspection oi grain,
believing that the progress made by this
association in the past in Its efforts to
tecure uniform rules governing the grad
ing of grain, warrants us in . believing
that the uniform adoption of its rules
will soon be accomplished.','
Bee la Right.
Charles Qulnn of the Toledo (O.) Blade,
who is managing the publication of the
minutes of the grain dealers' convention
and arranging for the publication of a
pamphlet devoted to their Interests, ex
plained on the convention floor that The
Bee's reports of the meeting were ac
curate and that no misrepresentations or
false statements bad been made by this
Reports from several committees were
scheduled for the afternoon, but after
the passage of the resolution disorder
reigned and few remained In the hall to
hear the reports. Instead the grain deal
ers gathered In small groups and "con
tinued the discussion of the association's
attitude toward government Inspection of
President Wayne announced from the
chair that the World-Herald's report of
his speech waa a misrepresentation, that
he had said nothing to Indicate he was
in favor of government inspection and
asked that the report be corrected. "I
said -If certain conditions were not met
government inspection might result." he
explained, following the explanation
with, an endorsement of the resolution
and the attitude of the convention toward
"This association," i-a;d one of the
(Continued on Third Page.
Tor Nebraaka Generally fair; cooler.
For Iowa Generally fair. '
Temperatore at Umaua Yesterday,
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Station and Hate
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Dee Moines, clear
Dodge City, clear ....
V-'orth Platte, clear....
Pueblo, clear ...
Rapid City, rlnr
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A. K. HKYNOl.US
Chairman legislation Cumniittre.
Nine Women Hurt
by Gas Explosion
in Millinery Store
MANSFIELD, O., Oct 10-Nlne women
were Injured, one probably fatally late
yesterday In the detrutlon of' the mil
linery store of Risen & McCoy by an ex
plosion of natural gas In. the 'basement.
Fire which followed the explosion trap
ped a score of more of women In the
wrecked building, but sll were rescued.
Twelve women, employes snd customers
bruised and burned and some with their
clothing on fire, were carried from the
burning building by firemen and police
men. One woman was blown through a
plate glasf" window, landing on the street
On her feet unhurt.
The force of the explosion blew out the
entire store front and those Inside wer
thrown In every direction.
Llda RloomenHChcnkel, an employe, tn
In a critical condition. The other Injured
by burns and bruises are:
Mrs. Ella C. McCoy, member of the
firm: Martha Colosworthy. Mrs. W. J.
Bprenge, Mrs. D. A. Cronenwett, Mrs.
Alfred A. Hubbell. Mrs. M. S. Myers, all
of Mansfield, and Miss Vollrath of
Two Men Killed by
in Kansas City
KANSAS CITT.'Oct. 10. Two men were
killed and five others were Injured by
the premature explosion of thirty pounds
of dynamite today-at Twenty-third, and
Wyandotte - streets tn ;thls - city where
excavations for the ' pew Union ' station
are being made. . '
The dad: - -
UPWARD DUNHOA.' assistant blast
foreman, aged 50 yeara.
JOSEPH BERG, driller, aged 45 years.
. The Injured; , .
' JOSEPH HAAS, blast foreman, finger
blown off." . ..
A. WALTZ, knee cap Injured. '
JOHN JOHNSON, driller.- bruised.
OTTO JOHNSON, driller, bruised.
F. A. KIRK, hrakeman employed by
the Kansas City Terminal company,
The men were tamrMng the grotind
preparatory to Betting off the blast when
the accident occurred. Dunhoa and Berg
were blown 160 feet In the air and their
bodies, terribly mutilated, fell 250 feet
Rumor of Big Battle
at Wu Chang, China
HANKOW,? China, Oct.. W.-Much fir
ing can be heard this afternoon In the
direction of Wu Chang. Communication
with that city has been cut off. Several
large fires are seen. It Is evident that
the soldiers have gone over to the revolu
tionists following the execution of four
conspirators at Wu Chang early today.
Twenty-eight Chinese revolutionaries
have been arrested at Wu Chang, cap
ital of the province of Hupeh. Four of
them were beheaded in front of the
viceroy's yamen today. The arrests snd
executions followed the discovery of a
revolutionary plot In the Russian con
cession here. A bomb was exploded,
whereupon a search revealed a factory
for the manufacture of explosives and a
plan for an attack on Wu Chang.
Chinese gunboats are patrolling the
harbor. A message from Chung King
says that the leaders of the movement In
protest against the government's plan
of building railways with foreign capital
are protecting the missions In the dis
tricts where rebels are operating.
Guilty of Arson
BEMlDjr. Minn.. Oct. Mi After being
out for one hour and a half the Jury in
the case of R. F. Dumas, mayor of Cass
Lake, tonight returned a verdict of guilty
of arson In the third degree.
Dr. Duma was charged with haying
attempted with Mike Davis and Martin
Behan to burn and rob the postoff.ee at
Pupoaky, Minn., on the morning of June
17 last, when Behan was wound d and
Davis ercaped after a fight with a pus.-e
that aurpriwed them. Behan a confession
Mate officers charged that Duma was
at the head of a gang who robbed safes
and burned buildings for the Insurance.
Dr. Dumas waa allowed his liberty on
his original bond. His lawyers will an
nounce today what action they intend to
MISSING NAVAL PAY CLERK
IS SHORT IN ACCOUNTS
LOS ANtiELKrf. Cal, Oct 10 A mes
from the f;agship California of the
Pacific squadron, received today via the
naval wireless nation at Point Arguello.
requested the Los Angeles police to hunt
for Charles Gib bona paymaster's clerk
of the flagship. The. message read:
"Clerk to paymaster wanted for consid
erable shortage In account of government
According to the message. Gibbons left
the flagship while It was anchored with
ether cruiaars at Santa Monica two days
Advance Guard of Occupation Force
Takes Possession of Tobruk, Near
ENTIRE ARMY CORPS EN ROUTE
Many Transports Carrying: Thou
sands of Soldiers are at Sea.
SHIPS " CAREFULLY GUARDED
Three Large Fleets are Convoyed by I
Battleships and Cruisers. j
TURKEY BEGINS REPRISALS
All Italian Institution and Bamlneia
Houses In foltaiTs Domain will
be Closed and all Ves
ROM B. Oct. 10,-The advance guard of
the Italian army of occupation landed
today at Tobruk, on the northeastern
coast of Tripoli, 00 miles east of the city
of Tripoli and seventy-five miles west of
the Egyptian frontier. .
Tobruk Is one of the gateways to the
best part of the Turkish provinces and
that section of Tripoli which the Italians
particularly covet, it Is said. Thus Is
begun. the occupation proper, on the ac
complishment of which depends Italy's
willingness to entcrtsln proposals.
The larger part of the Italian expe
dition Is still at sea closely guarded by
warships. Many transports . carrying
thouaands of soldiers left Italy last night
and early today and others will leave
..Communication between Tripoli and the
outside world haa been restored. Asslm
Bey, Turkish minister at . Sofia, today
accepted the post of foreign affairs In
the new Turkish cabinet. At a council
ef . the ministry it was decided to close
all Italian Industrial; financial and
scholastic institutions In Turkey and to
seize Italian vessels.
i.The Turkish troops which retreated to
the Interior when Tripoli was bomhsrded
have been obliged to open negotiations
for their aurrender owing te the failure
of their supplies. .
MALTA, Oct. 10 It was reported hers
today that 40,000 Italian troops left
Agosts, Sicily, for Tripoli last night on
forty transports which wer escorted by
the Second division of the fleet under
Vice Admiral Thaon dl Revel.
Batlre Army Corps Earoate,
ROME, Via Frontier. Oct. 10. Ths
greater part of the Italian army expe
dition Is now on . the way to Tripoli.
This was learned from messages In con
ventional language, that escaped the cen
sor. "... ' . -
. A big contingent, comprising. the Isrgest
part . of the total .force, ' sailed from
Naples last night and another fleet of
transports left Taranto at sunrise 4,edayV
More troops will depart from A goat a to
night. These three groups will units east
of Malta. .
The landing. of a whore army corps In'
Tripoli Is looked opon as one of the most
difficult operations 6f the war, despite
the fact that little fear of. an attack by
the enemy Is entertained. Accordingly,
every precaution looking to the safety of
the troops has been taken. The battle
ships cover a moving area ons mile wide
and five miles long. Within this square
the transports appear secure from any
danger except the ever present one of the
Once safely arrived off the Tripoli tan
coast It is expected that with a favorable
sea the troops can bs landed In two days.
Several correspondents have been de
nounced to the courts by the crown
prosecutor as guilty of betraying atate
secrets. Wherever troops are concen
trated, their spies or alleged spies are
arrested. Still absolute secrecy is impos
sible. It is known that the fleet carry'
ing troops to Tripoli Is msde up of sixty
steamers which have been transformed
into military transports.
The larger part of the men .were em
barked at Taranto and A goats, the dis
tance between these points and Tripoli
furnishing .ths shortest routs.
All lights on the transports wers ex
tinguished at night and the vessels pro
ceeded In two lines a half mils apart,
being preceded, flanked and followed by
battleships and cruisers.
Extraordinary police measures wars
taken during the. visit of the king to
Naples for his farswell to the troops.
Will Renew Negotiations.
LONDON, Oct. 1A A correspondent of
ths Chronicle at Constantinople tele
graphs that the last Turkish note to the
powers waa so conciliatory In tone that
Germany has decided, with the other
governmenta to renew Ha approaches at
Roma for an understanding. Reports
from Benghasi that two Italian cruisers
were destroyed and from Dema that two
Italian torpedo boat destroyers bad been
blown up by mines ara In oiroulation, but
have not been confirmed.
BERLIN, Oot 10. Although Germany
flnda that the time Is not ripe for an
offer of mediation to end the war be
tween Turkey and Italy, pending the
completion of the Italian occupation of
Tripoli the government is endeavoring
further to localise the hostilities and
prevent fighting In ths Red, Aegean and
It Is learned In diplomatic circles that
Italy probably la willing to Indemnify
Turkey to the extent of about $l?,000,000.
but It Is a question whether she Is still
willing to recognise Turkish suserglnty
over Tripoli In any form.
SENATOR DAVIS AND MISS
CARTER TO BE MARRIED
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Oct. 10 -Announcement
was made In this city today
of the approaching marriage of 1'nlied
f-tates Senator Jeff Davis and Miss Lelu
Carter of Osark, Ark. The ceremony will
take plare at Osark Thurwlav. '(he
bride-elect Is a daughter of W. A. Carter,
one of the best known citlxena ef westeru
Arkansas. Senator' Davis will leave with
his bride Immediately after the ceremony
for an extended trip on the Pacific coast
Senator Davis is a widower.
Border Ministry Is Inira In.
OTTAWA. Ontsrio, Oct. 10 The Rorden
ministry was sworn In today bv the gov
ernor general at government holise aud
the first fitting of the cabinet la being
seta uus aiusr
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CARMEN WILL WALK 001
Dcs Moines City' Railway Fails in
Negotiations with Men.
UNABLE TO PICK ARBITRATOR
Manager llarrlgnn Refuses to Re
instate Men Who Were lla
rhnrged and Another Teat
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES, la,. Oct. 10.-f8peclal
Telegram.) At 8 o'clock this afternoon
the Dea Moines City Railway company
and the union employes came to a finish
tn their negotiations and both sides begsn
to prepare for a strike to start tomorrow
morning at 11 o'clock. All confsrences
were called off and It was announced that
nothing mere would be attempted.
A final- conference for the- purpose of
having the three discharged men rein
stated pending ths arbitration matter.
' Ths whole controversy has raged about
ths matter of the three men who w,ere
let out for no cause. The union today
reached the conclusion that-ths eompany
was not' playing fair and definitely or
dered the strike for tomorrow morning.
It was snnounrod that Ihe strike might
be avoided If the men were reinstated.
An effort was made to agree upon ex
State Treasurer O. B. Gllbertson as the
third arbitrator, but he was out ef the
city and his name was dropped.
Harrlaan stands Firm.
At the final confer en oe this afternoon
Manager Hariigan refused to reinstate
the discharged men and ths executive
committee deolded that tlte preparations
be made for a strike. About 400 men will
Policemen will not be allowed to man
the street cars In esse of a strike for
the purpose of protecting strikebreakers.
This was the statement Issued today by
Commissioner Zel) Roe. head of ths de
partment of public safety.
Commissioner Roe declared that' strike
breakers would not be permitted to carry
weapons or be sworn in as sxtra police
men. Mayer Henna said that la ths event of
a strike the city council again would aak
the district court for an Injunction com
pelling restoration of aervtcs.
Inquire Into Man's Death.
CHICAGO, Oct. 10. Ths death today of
Adulph Krogh by taking carbolic acid
three das after hla marriage. Is being
Investigated by the ollce. My his death
biH bride of three days, formerly Mrs.
T J 1 1 urn Doerbrandt, becomes a widow for
the second time In two weeks.
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METCALFE. 9 c,
Landee Says Luke
Offeredto Sell Ten
Votes for Lorimer
CHICAGO. Oct. 10. State Senator Frank
A. Landee of Mollne, teMlftlng before
the Lorimer Investigating committee of
the United Htates senate here today, de
cleared that the late Charles A. Luke,
former state representative, offered for
aale a block of ten votes for United States
senator for Lorimer at tba 19"9 session
of ths Illinois legislature. He said that
they had been offered to Hopkins, but
that the senator refused to come aorosa.
Under a vigorous eroas-exemlnatlon
Senator Landee admitted that he had
not taken seriously the offer of Luke
because Luke had been drinking.
United fitates Senator Lea of Tennessee
arrived late In the session.
Hens tr Dillingham, chairman of the
committee, announced that th rulea of
testimony would not be sacred In the
coming sessions. "We ahall cuntlnue to
allow all teMlmony bearing In any way
on the investigation to be admitted, re
gardless of legal technicalities," he said.
"Ws are determined that there shall be
no possible ground for criticism because
of the exclusion of any evidence."
Supreme Court Sets
All State Railroad
Rate Cases for Jan. 8
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.-By Its own
Initiative the supreme court of the United
States today assigned all the railroad
rata canes Involving conflicts between
stste slnd interstate rates for hearing as
one case on January 8 next. This afftcts
cases from Minnesota, Kentucky, West
Virginia. Missouri and Oregon.
All of thess rases except Missouri had
been set for hearing separately today.
Chief Jostles White explained that all
the eases Involved In a general way the
same question, and the court desired to
avoid considering the matter piecemeal,
but to dispose of It most advantageously.
Will Release Tea Held
. Up for Inspection
WASHINGTON. Oct. 10,-To expodite
the release of hundreds of thousands of
pounds of tea held up on the I'adflc
roast and In Chicago, and to aid In settl
ing the controversy that has resulted
over ths government regulations against
the Importation of colored tea, the
Treasury department today iHsucd In
structions to Its customs office describ
ing In detail the tests te which Imported
tea must be subjected.
WILEY AFTER ADULTERATED
SOFT DRINKS AND VINEGAR
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10.-"Whst Is
vinegar?'' and "What are soft drinks?"
questions lending for over two years, will
be decided very soon by the recon
structed bosrd of food and drugs inspec
tion, which considered these matters at
a meeting this afternoon. Dr. Wiley, In
control of the board, prApuses to do
away with soda fountain sales of i-oft
drinks voiitaJnlng artificial sweeteners,
flavors, caflsiu, eto.
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DEAD GENERAL IS HONORED
Body of Charles F. Manderson Lies
in State at City Hall.
PLANS COMPLETE FOR RITES
Fnneral Services Will He feaiarted
Wednesday Morning at Ten
O'clock, with Many Borrow
ing Friends Presont.
The body of General Charles T. Man
derson arrived In Omaha at S O'clock
Tuesday morning, accompanied by Mrs.
Manderaon. Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Dlsts
and Miss Elisabeth Bloom of Omaha; Mr.
and Mrs. John M- Fries, Philadelphia,
and Miss Katharine McCook, New Tork.
It, together with ths members of the
party, occupied private oar No. M of the
At ths Burlington depot the members
of the party aooompanying ths body of
the dead general were met by nearly all
of the members of the general committee
and ths committees appointed from the
orders and organisations of which Gen
eral Manderson was a member. To the
general committee had been added Joe
Barker. E. Buckingham and H. J. Pen
fold and te the Commercial club com
mittee, David Cole. Besides these, a
large number of women, friends of Mrs.
Manderaon, met her, aiding her to bear
up during this time of her great sorrow.
From the depot Mrs. Manderson was
taken direct to her home, where she was
met by relatives, who bad taken charge
of her house and prepared . It for her
Covered with a Flag.
The casket containing ths body ef Gen
eral Manderson Immediately upon being
lifted from the car was covered with a
large silk flag, taken to a hearse In
waiting and driven to the undertaking
rooms of H. K. Burkst, where It was
held until borne to Ova city hall to lie
In state in the center of the rotunda until
I o'clock, when It was taken to the late
residence, there to remain until the fn
neral at All Saint's church at 10 o'clock
At the city hall, while lying in state,
the body of the late general was In charge
of .a guard of honor consisting of ban
Sargent of the navy, Comrades Van
Housen, Russell, Daughterly, Brown and
Updike of the U. 8. Grant post, of which
the deceased was a member.
Many view the Hody.
During the afternoon hundreds ef citl
sens passed through the city-hall and
with tear-bedlmmed eyes looksd upon the
casket thst contained the remains of
their old friend, who for so msny years
had been a familiar and prominent fig
ure In ths business and social life of
Tlte alno case containing the body of
General Manderaon, and which was her
mrtUally aealed at sea, was not opened.
This was enclosed In a solid mahogany
casket, on the cover of which was a
plain silver plate uon which was en
giaved the name of the deceased, the date
of.lilH blrlli snd his death.
Across and over the caaket was draped
a large silk flag and on top of this lay
an immense bunch of roses seat by Mayor
Dahlmao and ths members o ths city
council. In addition the officers of the
Omaha National Fidelity snd Casuslty
company, of which the general w.s presi
dent, aent a large wreath of v Mots and
(CoaUaued oa Second Pag)
On Spot in Bluffs Where President
Stood in Locating: Terminus of
Union Pacific Road.
GENERAL DODGE RECALLS VISIT
Lincoln Came Out to Look at Lots
ADDRESS BY GENERAL GRANT
Tells of First Meeting Between His
Father and President.
MONUMENT IS RAISED BY D. A. R.
Eaerrlses are Made lart of Program
i of Arniy of the Tennessee,
Ivow In Renalon at
' On the spot at Point Lookout. Council
Bluffs, where Abraham Uncoln stood on
August 19, ISfiS, snd viewed the fertile" -Missouri
valley, the spot near which,
five yeara later, ha determined thst ths
first transcontinental railroad should
start, a granite ahaftt o the memory of
Lincoln was unveiled Tuesday afternoon
by the Datightera of the .American Rev
olution as a iart of the reunion of the
Army of the Tennessee.
General Grenvllle M. Dodge of Council
Bluffs, as psrt of ths exercises, told of
ths visit of Lincoln to the spot and Major
General Fred Dent Grant, a son ' of
Lieutenant General C. S. Grant, told of
two meetings between Lincoln and hit
father, both of which he witnessed and
6ns of which was the first meeting of the
General Dodge Jells History.
General Dodge said of Lincoln's vl?it
and the location of the terminus of ths
"He earns here to. look at some prop-
arty la the Riddla tract, on wiilrh lie
bad loaned money to Mr. N. B. Judd,
the attorney for the Rock Island rail
road. Mr. Judd waa I'rasldent Lincoln's
manager In his great debate with Stephen
A. Douglas. Mr. Lincoln came from
Springfield, III., to St. Joseph, Mo., by
rail; then came up the MUsourl river
to this place by ateamboat. He found
here some old friends who had lived In
Springfield before they came to Council
BlUffs-the Hon. W. H. M. Tuaey.
Thomas Officer and Mr. Bates.
"I bad Just returned with my party
from surveys for ths Pacific railroad
west of the Missouri river snd my party
was camped In the ravins Just north of
this place. Mr. Lincoln heard of my ex
pirations and survsys and that I was In
the city and as he was at that time
greatly interested In the building of a
Pacific road, he sought ma out and on
the porch of ths reclfic house engaged
me In conversation about what I. knew
of the country west of thai Missouri river
and greatly Impressed ma with ths great
Interest be showed In ths work in which
I was engaged.
' He stated that there waa nothing mors
Important before the uatlon. at that time
than. the building of the Paclflo road to
the Pacific coast .He Ingeniously ex
tracted a great deal of Information from
me and I found the secrets I had been
holding for my, employers tn the east hsu
been given to him. This Interview w a J
of the greatest Importance to me.
"While he was in Council Bluffs Mr.
W. H. M. Fussy and other citlxena
brought him up to this spot for the pur
pose of having him view the great Mis
souri valley, which on a clear day ran
be aean here for nearly twenty miles, ex
ending from Florence to Bellevue, anil
looking across the country to the city ot
Omaha, which had Just been started."
In when In command of the dis
trict of Corinth, eGneral odgDe said lie
was sent by President Lincoln to aid
him In determining ths initial point of
the Union Pacific. The views of ths two
coincided and on November 17, 1S6J, the.
president decreed thst the road should
start on ths western boundary of Iowa,
within the township opposite Omaha.
The road did not consider this definite
enough and next year Uncoln said the
point should be directly across tue river
from the east line of section 10, township
it. Ths road chose the point where the
Union Paclfle transfer now atands.
Grant Telia of Hla Father.
General Fred D. Grant. U. S. A., i
lated Interesting history of the first meet
ing between the Brest emancipator and
General U. 8 Grant, his father:
"1 waa with my father and shall
never forget ths first meeting of Lincoln
"Wk onnortunttv presented Itself
after ths reception. President Lincoln
said: 'General Grant, 1 am to formally
preaent you your commission tomorrow
mornine- at 10 o'clock, and knowing your
dislike ot speaking I have written out
what I have to say and will rsad It; It
will only be four or five sentences. 1
would like vou to say something la reply.
which will obviate any feeling of Jeal
ousy among officers and which will be
encouraging to the whole nation.'
'After that reception at the White
House, my 'father wrote In pencil the
raniv ha waa to make to the president
the next day In receiving his commis
sion. "After short and Informal greetings
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