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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XLI-NO. 308.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21. 1911 TWENTY PAflKS.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
HIS TIME IS WORTH $100 A MIN
UTE TO MANKIND.
Stealing a Base on Him
Meager Information from Hankow
Never Had Anything to Do -with
Agreement to Raise Money to
Put Over Stephenson.
ADMITS HE RECEIVED $700
Did Not Know Legislators Were to
COOK TELLS OF CONVERSATION
Duluth Man Says Had Talk with
Shields on Train.
SILAS A. TOWN ON THE STAND
One of Three Demueratle Asrinhly
mm Who Absented Helves When
PteplienMon Wna Elected Has
MILWAUKEE. Oct 20.-Robert J.
Shields, mentioned In previous testimony
ns having been employed by Edward
Hines, the lumhermon, on special occa
sions, denied before the senatorial Inves
1 1 Ration committee todoy that he I: ad as
sisted Improperly In the election of United
states Senator Isaac Stephenson, lie
denied that ho luid anything to do with
any agreement whereby Hines ami Ste
phenson were each to contribute $'.3,000 to
'put over" the election, or that ho re
ceived $7,500 or uny other amount us his
th a re la such work.
The witness admitted he wan paid about
1700 to cover his expenses in working for
Stephenson at the primaries In VM and
that he waa present at tho Joint eeslon
of the legislature on March 4. V.W, when
three democratic members absented them
selves and thus gave Stephenson a ma
jority. Ho said ho did not know the
democratio members wore abxent until
after the election.
Cook Tells of Conversation.
II. Cook, a lumberman of Duluth, testi
fied he hud a talk with Shields on a
train between Duluth and Chicago late
In 10(0. Having In mind a story told hlin
by Daulcl Haley, another Duluth lum
berman, that Shields had a dispute with
lllnes, because Shields was to receive
15,000 for ''doing a Job at MadlKon," but
ttnly got 17,500 for It, Cook testified that
he had asked Shields, "how did you como
out on that Madison Job?" and Shields
'That's all settled."
Shields on the stand said he never had
tnade such a a remark. Shields also de
pled this testimony by Cook:
"Shields told me he would shoot me if
t did him any harm."
During the examination Charles E. Llt
(Icfleld, counsel for Stephenson, referred
to a conversation the details of which
had been given by Cook. Cook testified
that In May, 1009, In a hotel lobby he
verheard Hines say to Henry Turrlsh,
"I am having an awful time. For In
Itance there Is Stephenson voting for free
lumber and after I- elected him, too. I
bave had a terrible time getting lined
op. It seem hard to get those sotubern
Jemocrats in line."
Attorney Lltuefleld called attention to
limllar testimony given by Cook in the
Lortmer case, and wanted to know If
Cook was not referring to Hines' attitude
toward southern democrats and not to
ward Stephenson. Cook declared Hines
bud referred to Stephenson. It Is probable
Hines will be called to testify within
a few days.
Warrant Ordered Issned.
Shields appeared In Milwaukee after
Senator Heyburn, chairman of tho com
mittee, had ordered a bench warrant is
lued for him, but he came before the
warrant was served. He was not taken
5: to custody.
"It Is charged that you secured Senator
Stephenson's election through the use of
money. Is that true?" Shields was asked.
"I did not."
"It is charged you went to Washington
to Induce Senator Stephenson to secure
his. election through the use of money?"
"That is not true. I have seen Senator
Stephenson to talk to hltn only once In
twenty-five years, and thut waa five years
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M-T11EU E. El'RHANK.
Wlsard of Califnrnia Mas a I'ine Ex
hibit at the Jih1 Show.
Suspects Held f or
.May Clear Selves
KJ.I.SWOltTH, Kan., Oct. :0. -Although
two men are detained as mispects In tho
Showman murder Investigation, one being
held hero and one at Newklrk, Okl., locul
officers, have little confidence that either
catch will prove of value. Tho Xcw
klrk su.'pect was picked up by a sheriff
yesterday upon a telegraphic description
of Charles Marzyek, the cx-convlct who
Is Biild to have sworn vengeance on the
Showman family and is being sought by
Hopo that the sluyer is still in this
country was practically ubandoned by
Sheriff TiradHhaw today. Hut Showman's
brothers and tho Volpat family yet Insist
that the flayer is still about, waiting an
opportunity to kill some of them und
they continuo their search. '
After a lengthy examination the sus
pect held here said ho was John Smlthor
man of Junction City, Kan., and that he
waa here last Sunday night Asked if It
was he who stopped at the Baker hotel,
registered as "John Smith" of Junction
City, and left some bloody colthes in a
room, Smltherman made a vigorous de
nial. Smltherman has a family. Smltherman
may be held awaiting identification by
Harry Baker, the landlord's son, who
rented the room Sunday night.
DENVER, Oct. 20,-That Charles
Marzyek, sought as a suspect in the
Ellsworth. Kan., quintuple murder case,
wan In Denver a week prior to the sex
tuple murder of the Wayne and Burnham
families in Colorado! Springs September
17, was the statement made to police of
ficials today by Patrolman Louis Kratke.
According to Kratke, Marzyek, whom ho
knew as a boy, hailed him on tho Btrcet
here about September 10, Kratke being
unable to-remember the exact date.
Kratke's statement conflicts with the
assertions of Marzyek's relatives here
that letters had been received from
Marzyek In Alasa so recently as to
make It Impossible for him to have re
turned in time to have committed the
Flight to Southwest
WACO, Tex., Oct. 20. Aviator Rodgers
at 11:10 a. in. today resumed his ocean-to-ocenn
flight, starting from this city tor
San Antonio, Tex.
Flying high and Fteadlly, Rodgers
paused over Bartlctt, fifty-five miles
south of here, at 12:25 p. m. His machine
seemed to be working perfectly.
Aviator C. P. Rodgers, learning of the
death of Eugene Ely at Macon, Oa., yes
terday, made a minute Inspection of his
biplane today and probably saved him
self from death or serious accident, for he
discovered damage thut caused his leav
ing Waco to be postponed for two hours.
The elevator and rudder wires wet worn
so thin that the aviator doubted their
lusting through today's proposed flight
of lWi miles from Waco to San Antonio.
Repair work was begun at once.
AUSTIN, Tex., Oct. . Rodgers
started for San Antonio at 3:45 o'clock.
San Antonio Is eighty-eight miles from
ROCK ISIKD, 111., Oct. 20. Robin
eoii arrived at Rock Island at S.o7 o'clock,
making the trip from Clinton, thirty-six
miles, in thirty-five minutes. Robinson
wll Inpend the night in Rock Island, re
suming his journey tomorrow morning.
Young Swift's Death
Due to Heart Trouble
MI LAV AUK ER, Wis.. Oct 20 That the
death late last night of Herbert L.
Swift, agediSU, sou of a wealthy Chicago
packer, on a Chicago and Northwestern
train, waa the result of a weak heart Is
the opinion of Coroner If. I. Nahln of
Young Swift was laid to have been en
route to the woods of northern Wiscon
sin on a hunting trip. He was accom
panied by Dr. A. V. La Forge, also of
Swift was interested in many busi
ness concerns and was president of a
lumber and supply company of Chicago.
SAMUEL CAR WINS TITLE
TO LAND AT COUNCIL BLUFFS
ST. PAUL, Oct. 20-Judge W. If. Ban
born in the United States circuit court
of appeals filed an opinion in. the case
of the State of Iowa against Samuel
C'arr ct al., in which the court gave the
private owner a quiet title to tuO acres
of land Included In the abandoned area
of the bed of the Missouri river.
Tho case grew out of the floods of
PT7, which left about 600 acres uncovered
between Council Hluffs, Iowa, and
Indicates Decisive Defeat of
the Imperial Army.
GOES TO SEVEN-MILE CREEK
Army Forced Backward and Wtr
ships Retreat Down River,
MANY RUMORS ARE AFLOAT
One Says Rebels Hold Railroad Tun
nel North of Hankow
ARMY IN YUN NAN AFFECTED
Troops hnt Have Not Ileen Paid
Refuse to Starch Aaafnst the
Ipsnrarents viceroy Forti
fies Ills Vanien,
SHANGHAI, Oct. 3ii. Tonight's advices
from Hankow slate that the defeated Im
perial troops are now entrenched on
One t'hlncso gunboat was sunk In the
river by lis ciew, who deserted to the
rebels. Admiral Sa-h. Then I'lng took the
other warships of the fleet down the
river, as ho could not trust their crews.
HANKOW, Oct. 19.-(Delayed In Trans-
mission.) A two days' battle between the
government forces from the north and
the revolutionists ended In a victory for
tho latter. The rebels forced the im
perial troops to retreat to a point ten
miles north of Hankow. The loyalists'
gunboats dropped several tulles down the
HANKOW, China, Oct. 20.-(rty Wlre
Ichh to Kiu Klang, 2:45 p. m. Relayed by
Telegram to Shanghai, 4 p. m.) Jov
ernment troops retreated to Seven-Mile
creek, beyond Hankow fluvial. Revolu
tionists claim a gnat victory. Chinese
warships retreated down the river out of
siKht of the settlement, which is quiet.
When the fighting ceased Wednesday
evening the revolutionists took up a
strong position. Reinforcements arrived
during the night and early this morning
(Thursday) a. force fully 6,000 strong
commenced an advance on the Imperial
The advance was conducted cautiously.
On the march the rebels burned hundreds
of huts, fearing ambush.
The loyalist Infantry made a faint show
Of resistance, while the shots from the
imperial warships failed to dislodge a
rebel field gun which had been made the
special objeto of attack.
When the rebel scouts reached the Im
perial camp they found It deserted and
the main body entered, waving banners
and shouting in Jubilation.
The loyalist evacuation was so hurried
that they left many tents and six car
loads f baggage and ammunition.
The rebel army Is now entrenched In
camp three miles from Hankow. The
loyalists have halted seven miles farther
north, where they are awaiting rein
forcements. Rebels Victorious.
PEKING, Oct. 20.-Fears which had
prevailed here since yesterday were con
firmed tonight by the Associated Press
dispatch from Hankow which stated that
the rebels were winning.
The message, tho first to reach the capl
tal with news of the situation at Hankow
since telegraphic communication with the
south was interrupted at 7 o'clock
Wednesdey night, was sent from Hankow
early yesterday morning. It was carried
by a messenger to the nearest open wire
and received here this evening. Up to
6 o'clock tonight -tho government and the
foreign legations were In the dark as to
developments In tho south. The offi
cials claimed that General Yin Tchang
had completed the organization of his
forces and was rapidly pushing forward
his troops, meanwhile contenting him
self with reporting military details witu
out furnishing definite news of Wednes
It waa explained that the concentration
of the two imperial divisions had been
completed last night at Kwangshua on
the Peking & Hankow railroad seventy
miles north of Hankow. It was under
stood that General Yin Tchang, the commander-in-chief,
bad reached Kwang
Official assurances a'.so were given that
although tho situation had been grave
recently tbo outlook was now much
Improved and the ultimate triumph of
the government was certain. A rumor
was current that the rebels had cut In
behind the Imperial troops and captured
Slaokun, thirty miles north of Hankow.
Another rep art was that the rebels
held the railway tunnM at Sin Yang
Chow, In the southern part of Honan
province and about 100 miles north of
Attempts to establish wireless com
munication between the capital and Han
kow have thus far been fruitless.
Consular dispatches from Yun Nan re
port persistent rumors of disaffection
among the Imperial soldiers. Both the
modern troops and the local regiments
threaten to mutiny because they have
not been paid and refuse to march
againet the rebels in Sze-Chnan. The
viceroy Is said to have withdrawn the
ammunition fr.im tho troips and to have
fortified his yamen.
Tho French consul at Yuan Nan re
ceived a letter signed "War Minister of
the Revolutionists." recommending that
foreigners leave tho country while yet
there was time. In consequenoe the mis
sionaries have been warned py couriers
and are preparing to leave.
A Mohammedan rebellion Is reported
Imminent In Kan Hu, the scene of the
Mohammedan revolt of 1&8-75.
The belief la strong here that a serious
defeat of the government forces, as seems
probable from tonight's dispatches from
Hankow, would have such an effect on
tho country generally that It would fall
ripe Into the bauds of the revolutionists.
The legations today sent a strong Joint
protect to the government against tne
prohibition of cipher diepatches, which
is completely dislocating trade and
(Continued on Second Page.)
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
TWO JORORSFOR M'HAHARA
S. H. Manning; and F. D. Green
Passed by Both Sides.
STATE CHALLENGES ADAMS
Talesman la Socialist and Is Firm
In the Itellef that Times Hi
plosion Was line to
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20,-The men who
probably will be the first two Jurors
in the McNamara murder case were se
lected today. They are Seaborn H. Man
ning and F. D. Green. Both men, al
ready passed for cause by the defense,
were pussed by the state today, and In
dications were that Manning and proba
bly Green would escape peremptory chal
lenge. The death penalty, which the lower
bouse of the California legislature voted
to abolish this year became a prominent
issue In Judge Walter Bordwell'a court
today In the effort to get a Jury to try
Jamoa B. McNamara, The sentiment
against it caused surprised comment
among the easterners In the courtroom
and four successive talesmen, under ex
amination by the state, said with more
or less emphasis that they were opposed
to the Infliction of the death penalty.
State C'hallensea Adams.
The state challenge Talesman T. W.
Adams at the opening of the McNamara
murder trial today because of Implied
bias. The challenge was based on Adams'
opposition to the death penalty and also
what the California criminal code defines
as "actual bias." The court took the chal
lenges now awaiting his decision. The men
challenged by the defense for cause are
George W. McKee, Otto Jessen and E. J.
Shower. McKee and Jessen are against
unions and believe dynamite caused the
explosion,' while Shower believes dyna
mite placed through the Instrumentality
During hla examination by Clarence
Darrow, Adams said he did not believe
he could be convinced by circumstantial
There Is no section of the criminal oode
covering circumstantial evidence, and for
this reason it was necessary to construe
Adams' attitude on this question as bias
toward the prisoner.
Adams Is a socialist and a portion of
his examination waa taken up In sep
arating his theoretical political beliefs
and his personal attitude toward tbo
Itefense Resists Challenge.
The defense under Attorney C. 8. Dar
row resisted the challenge. Darrow's ex
amination waa by way of attempted dem
onstration that a man who believes that
gas destroyed the Los Angeles Tlmos
building still might be unprejudiced as
to whether or not James B. McNamara
is guilty ot causing the death of Charles
J. Haggorty, a machinist who lust his
life In the Times disaster.
"You believe the building waa blown up
by gas?" ho asked.
"Yes," said Adams.
"But you have no opinion as to whether
the defendant, by breaking a gaa main
or otherwise, caused the building to be
filled with gss?"
"No," said the talesman.
The state takes the position that belief
In the gas theory Is virtually belief to
the Innocence of the defendant.
Mcintosh Is f ballenared.
A few minutes later the state chal
lenged Talesman A. R. Mcintosh because
of his objection to the death penalty on
This challenge also was resisted by the
Implied bias waa the formal ground for
Aldrich Reserve Bank
CHICAGO, Oct. 20.-Prof. J. L. Laugh
lin of the University of Chicago, chair
man of the executive commltteo of the
National Citizens' league, organized
year au to piouiolo sound banking laws,
today expressed himself In favor of the
Aldrich central reserve system when he
appeared before the subcommittee of the
national commission, Iroldlng public hear
Mr. Laughlin said:
, "The essential defect of our currency
system is the rigidity of credit. We have
an antiquated banking system, if what we
have can be termed a system. The re
quirement for a lawful reserve limit in
banks Is perhaps the chief cause of the
inelasticity of currency and causes panics
more than anything else."
Back Into tho
NEW YORK, Oct. 20. William R.
Hearst's announcement that tin was back
In the regular democratic fold caused
much speculation In political circles to
day regarding the fate of the. Independ
ent league. This organization was
founded by Mr. Hearst and nominated
candidates, supported by him In the last
national and state campaigns. The ques
tion now Is to what extent If at all, ho
will use It In coming political battles.
Mr. Hearst declared himself last night
at the opening rally of the local fusion
campaign In the first publlu address he
haa made el nee his return from abroad.
"I am speaking," he said, "as a good
citizen, I hope, and also an a good demo
crat. Mr. Murphy and his kind drove
me out of the democratic, party five years
ago, but the commendable course of the
national democracy has brought me back
Into the fold."
He declared he would continue his
fight against the union democratio prin
ciples ot Tammany hall, but that the
greatest benefit loyal democrats could
confer upon the national democracy was
to free It of the "hindrance ot Murphy
and Tammany hall."
Mr. Hearst's audience waa composed al
most entirely of republicans and mem
bers of the Independence league and his
declaration caused surprise and wide
spreaed comment. The fusion movement
here with which Mr. Hearst's adherents
have allied themselves Is opposing the
regular democratio candidates to be voted
on this fall for the assembly, lho
Judiciary and county offices.
President Taf t
Visits Sheridan and
SHERIDAN, Wyo Oct. 20. -President
Taft and party re-entered Wyoming to
day. Ho was met here by United States
Senator Warren and CongreHsman Mon
dell, who will escort him through the
remainder of the state. The local pro
gram Included an Inspection of Fort Mo-
Kensle and a speech at the city hall.
Although today marks the end of five
weeka of traveling the president still has
several thousand additional miles to
cover before leaving Pittsburgh on his
supplemental trip, details of which were
announced last night.
Secretary Hlllls and other members of
the party are deeply interested in re
ceptions being planned for Mr. Taft In
South Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
In the reception line on the station
platform here when the Taft train canio
In were Curley, the Crow scout, who is
supposed to have been the only man with
General Custer to escape In the Little
Big Horn fight. Curloy reported the
news of the massacre of the Custer
troops. Mr. Taft shook hands with him
as he passed.
ORGANIZE IN ST. PAUI
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 20.-After two
days spent In the discussion of methods
to Improve agricultural conditions In the
northwest, the first conference of the
committee on agricultural development
and education ot the state bankers as
sociations of ten states came to a close
here last night.
A permanent organization was formed
which will hold conferences annually.
Joseph Chapman, Jr., of Minneapolis was
elected president and Charles R. Frost,
also of Minneapolis, secretary. The presi
dent will name as an executive committee
a representative from each state repre
sented at the conference and this com
mittee will select the meeting place fur
The keynote of tho conclusions reached
by the conference was that the only way
In which agricultural conditions in the
northwest can be improved is by In
telllgcnt co-operation by business men,
educators and farmers.
Among the speakers on the program
were Governor Kbcrhart of Minnesota,
President George B. Vincent of the Uni
versity of Minnesota, and Prof. R. .
Holden of Ames, la.
Prof. Holden urged a more practical
education, both for the youth and the
mature man. He told of the excellent re
sults achieved In Iowa by the testing of
sued corn and commended Minnesota for
the stride it had tuken In promoting agrl.
MINISTER HELDFOR MURDER
Rev. C. V. T. Rioheson of Cambridge,
Mass., Charged with Killing Girl.
FORMER FIANCEE TAKES POISON
Yonnar Woman "mallows Cyanide of
Potnaalani, Thinking: H W'aa
Medicine Preacher Par
chased the Drnsj.
U08TON. Oct. 20. Rev. Clarence V. T.
Rlcheaon, pastor ot a Paptlst church In
Cambridge, waa arrested early today as
a result of police Investigation of the
death by polronlng of Miss Avis Lennell,
a student at tho New England Con
servatory ot Music, The arrest was made
at tho home of Moses G. Ed mends, father
ot Rlcheson'a fiancee in llrookllne.
After arriving at headquarters Deputy
Superintendent Watts said he received
word last evening' from Newton that
William Hahn, a druggist ot Newton
Center, had sold cyanide of potassium
to Rioheson, whom he knew well, "on the
night ot October 10." Mr. Watts, him
self at once Interviewed the druggist,
who according to the police official told
tho following story;
"Rev. Mr. Rlcheson, whom I know well,
came to my store on the night of October
10, and told me he had a troublesome
dog which he desired to get rid of In the
easiest way possible. I suggested that he
chloroform the dog, but Mr. Rlcheson
said he did not like the smell ot the
drug. I then suggested cyanide of potas
sium and put enough In an open vial
to kill three dogs. I warned the min
ister to be careful how tie handled the
potassium and to destroy the vial after
he had killed the dog.
'Mr. Rlcheson had sent me an Invita
tion to his wedding with Miss Kdmanda
and before he left the store he told me
not to forget to como, The minister also
requested me to keep the sale of the
cyanide of potassium a secret. L told no,
one until the Linnell case developed."
Warrant Charges Murder,
A warrant charging Rlcheson with first
degree murder was Issued by Municipal
Court Judgu Murphy during the forenoon.
U was arranged to bring the minister
into court without delay and continue his
case until October 31.
Avis Linnell, 19 years old, whose home
was at Hyannls, Mass., waa found dead
In the bath room of the Young Women's
Christian Association home lu thla city
last Saturday evening. At first It was
believed that aha had committed suicide,
but later developments showed that she
had had unknowingly taken cyanide of
potassium, given or sent to her by some
other person, which she used In the be
lief that It would remedy physical con
ditions which were causing misery.
MIkm Linnell had previously been a
friend of Mr. Rlcheson, and It was un
derstood at Hyunuls that on engagement
existed. Later, however, the clergyman
became engaged to Miss Kdmands, whose
father Is a trustee of the Newton Theolo
gical institution where Mr, Rlcheson
studied for tho ministry.
Rlcheson Is 3 years old and la a native
ot Rose Hill, Va. ,
Itleheson'a M Issuer! Record,
LIBERTY, Mo., Oct. 20. Rev. C. T. V.
Rlcheson was for several years a student
at William Jewell college hero and waa
expelled In VMM in hla senior year when he
was detected cheating in hla examina
tions. At -that time be waa a ministerial
studunt, and so far as known had no
other discredit against him'.
At the college he registered from St.
Louis, but Ids parents' address was given
as Virginia. While In college he held
several country pastorates, but after his
dismissal from the Institution dropped
out of sight.
While In college he figured In one sen
sational incident when he refused to leave
the homo of a young woman who had
Jilted him until 3 o'clock In the morning.
At that time ha apparently had a tit, and
It was only through the efforts of fellow
students who were called by the family
that he was Induced to leave. The matter
was quietly hushed up to prevent the at
"CRACK THE WHIP" IS
FATAL TO SCHOOLBOY
MARINI7TTT:, Wl., Oct 20.-Reuben de
Frene, aged 15, was almost Instantly
killed while playing crack-the-whlp In a
chool pluj ground at Niagara, . this
county, yesterday, according to a mea
chkc received here today. While being
wunn around De Frene tripped up and
fell, striking on hla head and breaking
BIG LAND SHOW
SUte Official!, University Pro
fessors, Students and Others
Crowd Coliseum All Day.
STATE FEATURES IN PROGRAM
Speakert Sound Praises of Nebraska
and Give Statistics.
SECRETARY MELLOR GIVES FACTS
Say Exhibits Should Make One Feel
Proud of Nebraska and Omaha.
PRAISE FOR SHOW PROMOTERS
Dr. Utorre A. Con ant of Stat I'nl.
ersltr Sars State Need Not
Pear Other Exhibits Will
Take People Away.
Nebraska day at the Omaha I-and
show waa a most pronounced buccckb in
every particular. The attendance In
cluded a number of tho state officials,
members of the faculty of the Nebraska
university and students from the Institu
tion. Besides these, there were many ot
the State people from distant points, ami
hundreds from South Omaha and the
nearby citlea and towna They came early
and remained during the afternoon and
evening, not leaving until the lights were
turned off Friday night.
The Nebraska day program brought the
largest number of Omaha people who
have at any time attended tho Land show
during an afternoon, and at night there
were thousands of them present
The program ot the afternoon was dls-
tlnctlvley Nebraskan In every respect,
each number being responded to by some
Nebraskan. The exercises .were held In
the north gallery, Just off the main hall,
and the crowd was so great that the
space occupied by the speakers hud to
be roped off to keep people from Jostling
Orcheatra Karalahea Maslc.
At tho Nebraska day exercises the plat
form waa occupied by the officers of
the Iiand show, state county and city of
ficials, the South Omaha high school or
chestra, an organisation ot fifty musi
cians; Oreen'a concert band and the Ha
waiian quintet. In addition to the com
missioners from the different states mak
ing exhibits and a large number of ex
hibitors. The exercises started promptly
at 4:30 o'clock. Secretary Mellor of the
State Board of Agriculture presiding,
and L. W. Buckley acting as master ot
ceremonies. The program waa opened
with a selection by the South Omaha
high school orchestra, which waa followed
by Green's band with mualo composed
especially for the occasion.
Introduced by Mr, Buckley, Secretary
Mellor said that after looking over the
magnificent exhibits displayed by Doug
las, Dawes, Sheridan, Bcotts Bluff and
Morrill counties one could, not help but
feel proud of Nebraska, arid at the same
time feel proud of the Omaha business
men and promotera "of the show, all ot
whom had made It possible to show what
the state can do In the way of produc
ing grain and fruit that cannot be ex
celled by any place In the country.
The speaker stated that he had heard
it said that this exhibition ot th
produot ot the Intel-mountain district
might result In causing people to move
west, leaving Nebraska. He scouted this
Idea .adding that Nebraskan have so
much of thla world' good that it ha
become necessary for them to Invest some
of their surplus money elsewhere. Ho
felt, however, that there I no danger of
the state being depopulated.
Contlnuln, Secretary Mellor ald:
"The people of our state must co
operate with the city, for what I of ben
efit to the mtropolla must be ot cor
responding benefit to those ot the rural
"In this great state we have th peo
ple and the oll and by applying our
effort In the right direction w can
make Nebraska the best place In tho
union In which to live. If you will look
at our school and college and our
churches, our Young Men's Christian as
sociations and our Young Women' Chris
tian organization, our home occupied
by Christian people and our Industries
you wiU see that we are striving to ele
vate our people to a little higher plane
than ever before.
Dr. Condra. Speak.
"You people here today are the guests
of thla great exhibit and for th pro
motor of tt I extend a welcome."
Following a selection by the Hawaiian
quartet. Dr. George A- Condra, head of
the geography department of the state
university, explained some of th soil
conditions of Nebraska, saying that there
la both good and bad, but that the good
far exceed the bad. One thing I the
trouble with Nebraska, borne of the peo
ple talk too much about what ought to
be done, but fall to do the work required
"Instead of talking," added th doctor,
"let us get up and do ometning all the
time. Tb man In the city must not
blame the man In the country and the
roan In the country should not say that
Boxes of O'Brien
DalzelTa Ice Cream Bricks.
Tickets to the American
All ar Klvau away fr u
Uom wno Had their name U
th want ad.
Read th want & every day,
your nam) will appear soma
time, maybe nor than once.
No puulea to eolve aor aub '
acrlptlon to get juit read tb
Tare to the want ad pafee
taere you will find nearly erry
bullae bouse la th city t9
Ferullo and his Band of .50 Artists will be at the Land Show all next week
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