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    The Omaha Sunday Bee
VOL. XLI NO. 17.
Former Chicago Financier Sent to
Leavenworth for Violating
Banking Laws Paroled.
Special Set of Papers is Issued by
Warden in His Case.
Notice is Unexpected and Leaves in
Suit of Prison Clothes.
He Had Served Few Days Over
Third of Term.
Application for New Trial "W
Dented aud Supreme Coart of
I tilted Mates Heftised to
HeTlew c.
LEAVENWORTH, Oct. 14.-John R.
Walsh, the former Chicago banker, im
released from the federal penitentiary
here shortly after noon today. Accom
panied by hla son. Richard, who had ar
rived from the north a short time, before,
they entered an automobile and started
at a rapid rate for Kansas City, where
they will board an evening train for the
north. . '
.'. Richard Walsh arrived In response to
word that his father'was 111. He said he
did hot know of the parole until he
reached the prison. Young Wals'h failed
to bring his lather s" Clothes and th lat
ter departed In a suit furnished from tha
prison stock.
A special set of parole papers was Is
sued In Walt-h's cats, it is -customary
for the-warden after having been notified
by telegraph that a prisoner's parol has
been recommended to await the coming
of parole papers before releasing a man.
In Walsh's case Warden. MoClaughrey
waa given permission to Issue a special
parole. Later Attorney General Wicker
aham "will send Walsh a sot of parole
When Walsh was seen. by newspaper
men this morning he declined to maice a
Mr. Walsh, up to the tima of his parole,
bad served one year eight months and
twenty-six days of his fiva-year sentence.
Orr t omes hr Wire.
The order of parole arrived from Wash
ington this morning. When told JiT.t n
was to be released the aged prisoner
plainly showed his pleasure. Later It wad
announced that the aged ex-banker's son
would arrive from Chicago during the
day and that tha start for home probably
would be made lata this, afternoon.
Air. Walsh want before the parole
board here on September 2S and presented
his petition for release. The board at the
same session heard the petitions of a
dozen other ex-bankers, besides those of
fifty prisoner serving sentences for vari
ous crimes.
Case Considered feevsral Daa.
President Ladow and. the other mem
bers of the board made their secret con
clusions in the case a few daya later.
On September II Mr. Ladow went eaat
to submit his report to Mr. Wlckersliaui.
He would divulge none of the board's
proceedings except to say that tha treat
ment given .Walsh waa exactly th same
s that accorded th other petitioner.
Walsh went back to work at his task of
clipping newspaper articles.. It was stated
that Walsh plainly had Improved In
pirlta from the time he knew definitely
that ha waa to have an opportunity to
present hi petition. Deaplt his age, h
performed his prison duties to the laat
in a cheerful mood.
Walsh's son, Richard Walsh, waa ex
pected to arrive at the prison some time
before noon. He left Chicago last night.
Prisoner Is Overwhelmed.
When the prisoner waa notified that a
pardon had been granted he waa over
whelmed. He had been anxiously gwajt
ing the arrival of a favorable reply. He
confidently expected that it would arrive
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Mean temperature si n 4 ,
Precipitation 00 OP 1 .
Temperature and precipitation de
partures from the normal:
A o trial teriipciiurt .'"
Excess for the da .. 1
Total excess lines March 1 79s
!r. itnal Dre-Mnttatlon Ofllnch
iJef'.ciency for the day ") inch
J'otal rainfall since March 1. .1 J 0 Inches
-ficincy since March 1 1J 97 lneht-s
"-r:.;',frio r cor. period. 1910 13 41 inchrs
wficlenry for cor. period 1J6 l.w) inches
i inaicates trars or precipitation.
L. A WELSH. Local Forecaster
The Big Land Show
First Session of the National Con
gress of Five Days is Held
Saturday Night.
Three Meetings Scheduled for To
. day, Including- Mass Meeting,
at Whirh Bishop Tlhen and
Others Will speak.
Colonization of the morally weak on the
farm and longer sentences, with the fea
ture of "Interminate" sentences and
parole under constant Kupervlclon. were
advocated by Dr. Charles R. Henderson
of the University of Chicago, at th
opening session of the National Prison
congress at the Rome hotel Saturday
night. "
"We have the beginnings of a more
rational and effective method of dealing
with the incapable, diseased and morally
weak, habitual drunkards, men made
wrecks by drugs and vlgioua indul
gence.' said Lr. RtuharO"- "put legis
lators and their legal a4vUor should
learn how futile, even damaging, are the
methodic of treating person of thi clas
under present legal conception.
Nhort drnteseei I'seleas.
, "Tha prolonged period of medical oon
trbl. "with steady' labor, much of It In th
open air, is absolutely essential to any
degree of succors with thi dlsoouraging
group of offenders. The short Jail sen
tence has been demonstrated by thous.
ands of cases to be worse than uaelees,
costly to Hoclety, destructive of what
little physical and moral stamina may re
main. The farm colonies of Belgium, Hoi-
Hand, . Bwltserland and similar experi
ments in the United 8tatea point the new
All the world know, or may know, that
under present law, tn all nation, every
year thousands of men are turned loote
to. prey upon the community, a con
stant and ubiquitous menance to Ufa and
prosperity, and the public authorities
know that they are not fit to be at
liberty. Thi I a mockery of Justice and
tends to make lynoh law an riots re
spectable. 'When It is morally certain, aa Judged
by paet conduct and repeated crimes,
that a cimlnal will attack peaceful cit-
lens, It 1 monstrous to let him go merely
because he has served a definite time to
expiate tha guilt of a single specific
Mhovld Watch Those Paroled. -
"Legislators are under moral obligation
te make legal provision for aufficient
corns of parole officers to supervise the
conduct of convicts out on parole. It is
an injury to th parole system to set
a large number of convicts even con
ditionally free without proper uprvlslon.
Dr. Henderson ' asked the congress to
define "indeterminate sentence" as not
to mean that apy Indefinite, arbitrary
and Irresponsible power should be given
the prison administration, but that leg
islatures and courts should continue t-
hold control over th penalties for ertm?
and the methods of treating criminal:.
He asked the congress to exprtuJ a
positive demand; as follow-
Demand on Legislators.
. "We do Insist that the legislatures pro
vide sentences sufficiently prolonged for
effective educational methods In the case
of educable persons, capable of reforma
tion, and control auffielently pro
longed In th case of habitual, profes
sional, dangerous criminals. The period
should be fixed, not by some arbitrary
guess at what certain acts 'deserve '
but by a scientific study of the measure
neceuary to prevent crime and to re
form those who have formed anll-8'elal
"In carrying out 1he measures of re
formation, education and social protec
tion, we ask that the ncekar modifi
cations be made in Judicial methods.
"The period of parole .ioMld b fixed
byva special beard at the time of parole
and not In advance if th i'riod o( ob
servation durln; the fenlrg of t'ie
sintence inside the ii-.sfii'itlon Tne
conduct of the prisoner, is one of th
considerations which makee a wise deci
sion possible and parole Itself should be
made dependent. In jrreat meas "re, on
good coaduct tn the prison Uieif."
Prenldi-nt P1t!u- ldilrJs.
Tretident T B. Pattou. tnr erintendent
ef the Pennsylvania "Ute reformatory.
expreksed grtat hop for the orL of
prison reform. He aid
' Ths enactment of such wise legisla
tion as 1 best calculated to properly pro-
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Business Men's. Association in New
Guise for Political Purpose.
Halph Sunderland and T. J. Ma.
honey Are Oodfsthers lu the
Kan of Refonn and
Non partisanship.
Get ready for the announcement of
"The t.'itlsens' union," whose official
proclamation and call Is about to be
The Cltlaens' union is to bo the political
agency through which the Business Men
absoclation Js to work to capture the
city government next spring, and has
been hatched out by a series of confer-
ruto.-, in nn ii me principal figures na e i
been Ralph Sunderland, the coul man;!
Lysle I. Abbott, receiver of the Indo-
pendant Telephone company, who wax
the Anti-Saloon league's candidate for
police commissioner last time; Timothy
J. Maboney, attorney for the Euslneas
Men' association, and other active fac
tor In that organization.
In these conference: It was decided
that it would not be wise for the Busi
ness Men' association to go Into politics
under He own name, because It would
be necessary to reach out Into other ele
ments of th community; therefor, "The
Citizens' union" was agreed upon aa leae
objectionable, and blanks for the call to
arms have been . circulated under that
caption as follows:
In response to a widespread deraana,
tiier has been formed "The Citizens'
It will be the duty nf the Citizen's'
union to Investigate political conditional
ana candidates lor public office without
rear or tavor ana without, regard to
partisan Interest or Influence.
We believe that the succens of the com
mission form of government depends en
tirely upon the kind of men who shall
be elected commissioner. Thi organiza
tion proposes to assist the cltlsena at
large to elect their own commissioners,
lather than allow certain Interests, which
might profit by controlling the city gov
ernment, to elect their candidates.
We believe that fraudulent voting Is
the foundation of corrupt government
Investigation already made disclose evi
dence of false registrations. It la the
Purpose of this organization to vigorously
pursue there InveHttgatlons and prosecute
offenders to the limit of the law.
We believe that citizens who fall or
refuse to register and vote are largely
responsible for existing conditions. It is
our purpose to reach and interest these
'ii,e Citizens' union offeis lU service
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Land Chow.
Opens Monday-Gome
Coming and Going in Omaha
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China Recalls Grand Councillor
Banished Three Years
Head of Insurgents at Hankow
Announces that He Will Pro
tect All Foreigners Who
Hessaln Central.
PEKING, Oct 14. An imperiaJ edict
was Issued today recalling to power
Vuan Shi Ival, formerly grand council
lor u hi cummandiT-in-clite.f of the
army and navy, who' wee shorn of his
honors and banished from the capital
,mt quite three years ago. He is appointed,
viceroy of Hu I'eh and Hunan provinces
and commanded, to proceed to Wu Chang
and Immediately re-establish the Imperial
authority In that city, now In possession
of the revolutionists. A strict censor
ship of all new waa begun today.
The decree also ordera Admiral Chan
Ping, eominander of the navy and mln
Inter of war General Yin Tchan, om
mander of the . army of th north, to
oo-operate under Yuan Shi KaJ.
The edict further orders that Tean
Chun Siian supercede Qenexni L'hao Erh
Feng as commander of the military force
In bze Chueu and re-establish the Im
perial authority In that province.
The government htm established g
strict censorship and thi a with th In
terruption of the service on th Peking
and Hankow railway. I making It more
difficult to obtain detailed new fiom the
disturbed area. All accounts, however,
agree that the situation continue very
Censorship Is Established.
The government Is taking elaborate
precautions for th defense of Peking
against revolutionary uprising or at
tacks. Cavalry are patrolling the prin
ciple street of the capital and ail the
police have been armed with rifle. To
day two battalions of the imperial guards,
regarded as among the flneat troops in
China new army, entered the city.
tleiiertl 1. 1 Demands Recognition.
HANKOW, Oct. U.-General Li Yuan
Heng. the generalissimo of the reheln
today sent a note to the foreign consuls
slstioncd here, domanding tha recogni
tion of hie authority aa administrator
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ameda County. California, at th Omahl
Discussion of Eligibility of Nelson
Continues in McNamara Case.
Proseentloa Contends Opinion AN
ready Formed Is Not Disqualifi
cation I'ndrr Constitution
of California.
IIS ANGELES. Oct. 14 -Further argu
ment a to whether K. T, Nelson should
be sworn aa a Juror In the trial of Jamea
H. McNamara. Indicted for the murder
of Charles Haggerty, victim of the Times
explosion, occupied a brief seeelon of
court today. From betiind a battery of
law books, attorneys for the prosecution
and the defense wrangled as to Nelson's
eligibility, delving deep Into precedent
caca on the bias of talesmen.
On Monday Judge Walter Bordwell will
render g decision aa to whether or not
blaa or prejudice Is contained in Nel
son's admission on the stand that ha
had formed certain , opinions concerning
tha blowing up . of the Time building,
which caused th death of g score of men
and one, -which the indictments for mur
der against James B. McNamara and his
brother. John J., are beasd.
When court adjourned Friday, argu
ments on Nelson's status remaiued un
finished. At th close of court, sheriff
William A. Hgmruel and g deputy es
corted the prisoner, unmanacled, from
th Hall of Recurds through the ad
joining court house corridor ' and across
the narrow street where his brother, John
J. McNamara, la confined, awaiting hi
turn for trial.
South Omaha Man
Shoots His Wife and
Then Kills Self
Fred Meyers, W tret. South
Omaha, shot and fatally wounded his
wife, and then pressing the gun to his
temple blew out hi own brain at noon
yesterday at Mrs. Meyers' house, Sixth
and Maine tn Bellevue.
Meyers had gone to Bellevue with th
intention of killing Pnrceunt John 8.
Harvey of Company E. Fourth Infantry,
who Is said to have been psvlng atten
tion to Mrs. Meyers for some lime, liar
rev at the time of the. shooting was ah-i-ent
In South Omaha,' and was expected
home on the 12 SO car.
When Meyers called. Mrs. Meyer tried
every rnesn of cosxlng him to leave be
fore Ihe return of Harvey.' The two
lie bturrtlng In front of Mrs. Meyers'
hui and the woman urged her hus to .-'o to the home of Totn Lane,
neighbor. Filling In her purpose she
itarted to leave the yard and Meyer
lr!nr control of himself drew his re
volver nd fired, striking the woman In
the back He then prestted the smok
ing revolver to his own temple and drove
a bullet through his brain. He died al
most Instantly,
Th Meyers hsve been separated foi
more than a year when Mrs. Mevers 6b
talned a divorce. Khe Is ssld to have
rupported herself bv wanhlng. Previous
tr her maniage to Mevers she had been
merrird to a man named Fiaker by
whom she has two daughters, Alma and
Helen agsd respectively 11 and 18 years.
Dr. John Kotiteky of South Omaha and
a physician from the post hospital at
tended th wounded wimsn It wa
found that th bullet had entered her
bark beneath the shoulder blades and
lodged near the back bone.
Her condition Is said ti he very dang
erous, j
Coroner Peters of Saipv : o ij t-. t -r,.
charge of the body of the dad man
Meters was about M ytui of ag. and
a emplo.e of the Union etocl; yard
His !e wa. near the mine ase
A Fort Crook It m said that c?i'
geatil Hai-v bore euo'l ) nn'.lo x.
tho'-h tumor of Im relations sltli the
won in l'sd latelv gained lrfiilat(ori
among the men of h!s company
I'ltmht Minltter on I'marsni.
1C,TVA riTV. Is. Oct 14 -lepecial )
Hie ns .ionsl nod of th interior"
Of th Reformed Church of the United
rut-.- . s, in pigre. at the village of
Lcn Tre. near Iowa City, and sill con
tinue through Bundav. The spekeis lu
chiie P.fv. C. M. Rohrbiiuh. Omaha;
I. ldei C. W. Thomas, Omaha; Kev. J.
f . Homung, St Joseph, Mo. ; Rev. D.
II. Kouse. Denver. Colo.; Rev. William
H 6hultx. lola. Kan.; Rev. A. A. llsit
inaii. Ldioburg, III.; Mlsa Mary Gerhart.
Kendal, Japan, gnd Rev. J. M. Newgard,
loirenon. III., among other.
to Omaha-You'll be
a JS
rax Axm or the tenjti:&ex
Oldest Member of Supreme Court
Passes Away at Home in
Had Been on Bench Nearly Thirty.
Four Tears and Ills Term I
Exceeded Only ' by Mar
shall and Field.
WASHINGTON. Oct. H.-Asseomt Jua-
lice John M. Harlan, tha oldest mem
ber of the supreme court of the United
State for years coneplouous In Ken
turky politic, once candidal for the
republican nomination for vice president
of the United Htatee. g foremost au
thorlty and prominent In high councils
of tha Presbyterian church died al his
horn In this city today. H was TS
yearn old Inst June.
Justice Harlan had been III with acute
bronchitis less than a Veek. H sat on
the bench last Monday when the court
heard arguments on the so-called an
thracite coal trust case. Th following
Piornlng Chief Jutlc White announced
that "Justice Harlan wa slightly 111,"
and yesterday naked attorneys to con
stder that Juatloe Harlan was sitting
In their cases although not physically
Justice Harlan, however, wa In much
more serious condition than hi col
league In th court realized. Deaplte
hi advanced age. he wa robust gnd
ordinarily enjoyed th best of health.
H wa rarely absent from th bench,
an attack of influence a few year ago
being almost th only Illness from which
he had suffered for g long period.
A fleeted by Brewer' Death.
The Hidden death of Associate Justice
Brewer of the auprm court, who wa
not only a colleague on the bench but
close personal friend, vary much af
fected Justice Harlan.
Chief Justice Fuller death In th cum
mer of 1910 wan also a gregt shock to
th venerable Jurist. Justice Harlan
continued to perform hi shar of lb
work of the court.
HI great ambition was to serv until
next June, when he would hav ex
ceeded the service of any other man
who sat on that bench. Aa it was, his
service was longer than that of any
other Justice except Chief Justlc Mar
shall and Associate Justice Stephen J.
Field. Fields wa the longest service
thirty-four years, six months and ten
days: Marshall . thirty-four yars, five
months and flv day; Harlan's, thirty
three year, ten month and twnty-flve
Attacked Monday Meat,
It wus while sitting on the bench
Monday that Justice Harlan first felt
U-.e attai k of bronchitis. He asked then
for such simple remedies as wer at
hand in the office of the marshal of
the court, but he remained at hi post.
Bv Tuesday conHderabl fever wa man
ifested On Wednesday he waa markedly
weaker and his condition worse, al
though it wa not understood at th u
preme court that hi condition waa at
all alarming.
Yesterday he seorned a llttl better.
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Ten Days' Exposition of Products
of Majority of States of West
at Coliseum.
Big Building Too Small and Three
Circus Tents Added.
Showing of Corn and Forage Plants
Credit to State.
South Dakota Frov&a it Isn't Taking
a Back Seat
lew from Main Entrance Down
Long Colonnade Will Long Be
Remembered Plctnrcs
Tell of Wast.
Les than two year ago when the
manager of the Omaha Land show con
ceived the Idea of assembling under one
roof sample agricultural and horticultural
products of g few of th states of the
middle west, little did they think that
within g hort tlm they would have
upon their hands and under their direr.
lion g gregt exposition, almost nation
wide In It scope.
Little did the Omaha Land show mn-
agre think that at, .he second exhibition.
th door of which will be thrown open .
to the public Monday evening for ten
dy. they would be showing the bent
product of the soli of the majority of
th tte west of the Missouri river.
Iat January, when the first Omaha
Land show waa held, the Auditorium
housed the exhibits, and then In Ihe (
building there wa room to spare. When
plana for the aecond show were being
considered. 11 was felt that thin year the
Interest would be much greater than
laat, For thi reaeon It wa deemed
necessary to euute larger quarter tor
the exhibit. Consequently. Ihe Coliseum
at Twentieth and Spruce street waa se
cured. This Is th largest building west
of Chicago, and it waa thought that here
there would b an abundane of space
for all exhibitor. .
foliseaia and Three Teat.
Now it baa been demonstrated that this
great " building la too small, far ail of
the space has been taken gnd It has be
come necessary to erect three large cir
cus tents on the oulalde to gecoraraodat
th exhibitors who wer late In filing
their applications.
In the aggregate, when the Omaha Land
show open tla doors Mondaf evening, the
space given over to exhibits will be In
excess of 100.000 aquar feet, or more tn
la contained In on of the largest of
th city blooks.
Nebraska ha a splendid exhibit of prod
ucts at th show, but It I no better than
thoa of nearly a dozen of the alster states
of th west. For Instance, California is
on hand this year with an exhibit almost
a great a all of those shown In the
Auditorium last year. Los Angeles county
alone ha g collective exhibit that weighs
48,000 pounds, which is qual to twenty
four ton and would Oil two of the largest
freight cars.
Then ther la Tular county, In th
heart ef th eltra belt of California. It
come with an exhibit sufficiently large
to fill one of the biggest freight' cars.
Besides these two, g dozen other oounttes
of the state are making Immense exhibit.
Diversified Exhibit.
Taken as a whole, th California ex
hibit Is probgbly th moat diversified
of any In the building. In It are found
all tha oltrua and semi-tropical fruits, to
gether with apples, peaches, pears and
other fruits usually grown in the more
northern section of tha atates.
While California la long on fruit, this is
not all she Is growing, for In the col
lective exhibit there are more than
twenty varieties of grains gnd mor than
thirty varieties of grasses gnd foiagw
plants, besides g collection of woods that
I probably the largest even seen la this
Washington. Oregon. Idaho, Utah.
Montana gnd Wyoming all have exhibit
that ar most complete In every detail.
They are not th kind usually gathered
tor show purposes, but are of a char
acter Intended to teach a great object
leason. portraying correctly the division
of th country which they represent
Front far away Nevada comes gn x-
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Boxes of O'Brien i
Dalzell's Ice Cteam Bricks.
Tickets to the American
All are civet, gway free to
those who tind their names U
lb want ada.
Read the want aa every day,
roar cam will appear coma
time, mayo in or toao once.
No puzzles to solve nor sub
scription to et Juoi read th
wgui aa
Turn to the want ad pages-
tner you will find nearly erery
business ho us la lb city rwjk