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OMAHA, MONDAY MOKNINU, OCTOBER 2:1, 1011-THN PA(JKS.
SINflLK COPY TWO CENTS.
Strike on Harriman
Lines Settles Into
Test of Endurance
"I Say, Old Chap, He's Geting Busy!"
DR. WILEY TALKS
Says Greatest Nation Treats Women
Right, Eats More Sugar and
Uses More Soap.
MANY ATTEND OPEN MEETING
Leaders of Movement Share Honors
with Chemistry Bureau Head.
WOMAN NEVER ON WRONG SIDE
More Ethics, Not More Intelligence,
Needed in Politics.
MISS BRECKENRIDGE SPEAKS
Kiprrurn fontletlon that llallot la
t Present Domestic Sfwmltr
and that llonsrkeeplnir la
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 22. "If a
country treats Its women right and cats
more sugar per head and consumes more
soap per head than any cither country,
then It is the greatest nation." declared
Dr. Harvey V. Wiley, chief of the gov
ernment chemistry bureau. In his ad
dress this afternoon to the National
American Women's Suffrage convention.
Dr. Wiley had been introduced by Dr.
Anna Howard Shaw, president of the
association, as "the man who is trying
to give us a fair chance to live." He be
ban by enumerating the things that make
for a country's greatness, narrowing the
test down to the three requisites named.
Uy these tokens, he concluded, America
Dr. Wiley, Miss Mary Johnston of
rtlchmond, Va.; Miss Bophronlsba Breck
enrldge of the University of Chicago, and
Mrs, Caroline Bartlett Crane of Kala
mazoo, Mich., were speakers at the open
meeting held at a local theater and at
tended by more than 2,000 men as well
as women. Numbers of the city's leading
professional men had seats on the plat
form. Tonight the officers of, the association
gave a reception for the delegates,
Women Alnari Rlarht. ,
In the light of his opinion of woman's
preparedness for suffrage. Dr. Wiley de
clared he never had known of an organ
ized band of women being on the wrong
'Women," he said, "are a tower of
strength to every public man who Is
trying to do his duty. I do not know
why she has been kept from the polls.
Surely not because of lack of Intelli
gence. We need In politic more ethics
rather than more intellect."
Dr. Wiley referred to big American
problems," say ;ing they needed both the
men and the women to solve them.. He
declared he had favored woman's suf
WW. or "early twenty-five years.
Miss Breckenrldg devoted her atten
tion to the suffrage question from the
viewpoint of the working woman. She
expressed her conviction "that the bal
lot Is at present a domestic necessity
and that housekeeping Is a public func
tion." Che, in a measure, blamed woman
for failure to assert herself and demand
"Enlightened cities must be governed
as enlightened homes are, jointly, by en
lightened men and women, for the bene
fit and trust of the rising generation,"
declared she. Mrs. Crane's address dealt
with immediate and practical municipal
problems of direct Importance to women.
Polities Noble Profession.
"Polltijcs at Its best." she said, "is a
noble profession. In which we would fain
engage. Woman's Interest In public af
fairs, by reason of her age-long experi
ence In home-making and mothering of
. children, has fitted her for politics Just
as well as has man's activities in trade."
to President Taft
CHICAGO, Oct. 22,-Judge Peter &
Grosscup. of the United States circuit
court today forwarded his resignation
to President Taft. He asked that it be
tome effective next Monday.
Judge Grosucup's resignation has been
delayed several weeks by the foreclosure
proceedings of the Chicago & Milwaukee
Klectrlo road. Today he transfered fur
ther bearing of the case to Judge Car
penter. "I hays nothing to say about my plans
tor the fdture," said Judge Grosscup. "I
will resume my private practloe."
Forecast for Monday:
KOR NEBRASKA AND KANSAS
FOR IOWA Local rains.
FOR (SOUTH DAKOTA Fair.
Tcmperataro at Oniana, Yesterday.
ContMratlTC Local Record.
Highest yesterday S 69 tl M
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temperature ana precipitation depart
ures from the normal:
riormal temperatuie SI
ef 1. toncy for the day 3
Total excess since March T7w
Normal rainfall 04 Inch
Deficiency fur the day Winch
Total rainfall since March 1... .12.74 Inches
)flelency since March 1 13 Winches
Deficiency for cor. period 110. .12.H4 inches
Deficiency for cor. period 1SW.. 2.04 Indies
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Ferullo's Band is at
CHICAGO. Oct. tl-Thr strike of the
shopmen on the. Harrimnn lines for the
recognition of their federation, now In
its second month, has settled into a test
of strength nd endurance, In which both
sides sre making dally claims of gains.
Contradictory statements have eman
ated from the two camps almost dully
since tho beginning of the struggle, the
railroads claiming to be working with
practically full forces while tho men hove
asserted that the roads were so handl
caped that, they expressly said, a com
plete surrender was expected any tlmo.
So far tha struggle, which In point of
numbers of men and extent of territory
affected is ono of the greatest in the In
dustrial history in the United States, has
been conducted with little violence. This
resulted, the railroad officials say, from
the eitrly example of tho Illinois Central
officers in obtaining federal injunctions
restraining the former employes from In
terfering with the road.
Vice President Kruttschnitt of the
Iluniinan lines said today that tho west
ern roads were working regularly and
that tho road was not hampered by the
strike; that men had returned regularly
since the day the strike was called.
Practically tho same statement was made
by Vice President Park of tho Illinois
Central. Neither would muke a definite
statement of the number of employes on
their pay rolls nor an Estimate of the
number of men out.
Henry Strong, Noted
as Railroad Builder,
Succumbs to Illness
DENVER, Oct. 22. Henry Strong, pio
neer western railroad builder, and for
many years president of the Atchison,
Toptka St Santa Fe railroad, died here
tonight after an Illness of more than a
year. Neuritis was given as the cause
Mr. Strong was born In Scotland May
2. 1S23. In the late 'KOs Mr. Strong gained
international fame by taking active
charge of the construction of tho Santa
Fe railroad between Topeka, Kan., and
the capital of what Is now New Mexico,
through a country overrun with Indians
and outlaws. The construction of the
line was carried on under military guard.
Expects to Secure
Jury by January 1
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Oct. 22.-A Jury
In the McNamara murder trial by Janu
ary 1, 1912, was the prediction made to
day by Attorney Clarence 8. Darrow,
chief of counsel for the defense,
With no court 'session today, opposing
counsel- took opportunity to lcar up Mia
fag ends of the first complete court week
In tho trial of James B. McNamara Sfor
the murder of Charles J. Haggerty In
the Los Angeles Times explosion.
Attorney Darrow' s statement was
based, he said, partly on progress made
thus far, which shows three talesmen
in the jury box subject to peremptory
challenge, but more upon the opposition
manifested by talesmen to Infliction of
the death penalty on circumstantial evi
dence, or, in some instances, under any
It is getting harder all the time to get
a Jury in a murder case, according to
my experience," said Mr. Darrow. "The
defense expects that this sentiment will
form a considerable obstacle."
The state has already made public some
of its direct evidence In the case. Includ
ing the statement made by Ortle Mo-
Manlgal Implicating the defendant and Is
knpwn not to be dependent on circum
stantial evidence altogether, but District
Attorney John D. Fredericks has taken
the position that the people are entitled
to a Jury which will convict entirely
upon circumstantial evidence If a case
beyond reasonable doubt is made that
way, and this position was sustained by
Judge Walter Bordwell. i
Convicts Make Escape
irom Kansas City Jail
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Oct. 22.Slx
prisoners, led by William La Trace, con
victed of robbing a Missouri Pacific pas
senger train between Leavenworth and
Kansas City, overpowered Jailer Squire
Lee and escaped from the Wyandotte
county Jail, in Kansas City, Kan., tonight.
The delivery was carefully planned.
Jailer Lee, who was in the office, was
called inside a cell to attend "Red" Wil
son, who was reported to be ill. As the
Jailer entered he was struck from behind
and his keys taken from him. The escap
ing prisoners then walked out of the Jull
La Trace's five companions in the
escape was charged with minor offenses.
I A Trace was wanted In Chicago in
connection with a saloon murder. At
his trial last month, La Trace arose in
court and defied the officers.
"It will do you no good to convict me,"
he said. "I will never serve for robbing
The robbery of the Missouri Pacific
passenger train between Leavenworth and
Kansas City was a daring one. Single
handed. La Trace lined up the paaacr.gcrs,
and had them' drop their money and
valuables into the cap of the car porter
under whose nose La Trace held a re
volver. La Trace was arrested following
the discovery of watches of the vtctlixa
in Chicago pawn shops.
Funeral of Ely Held
at Home of Mother
OXFORD. la.. Oct El Tha funeral of
Eugene My. the aviator who was killed
at Macon, Ga., Thursday, was held from
the home of his mother here this after
noon. The burial was in the local cemo
tery beside the bodies of two slstira.
Famous Italian Organization Enter
tains Sunday Crowds at the
HALL'S CAPACITY IS TAXED
Selections Played by Artists Loudly
Applauded by Throngs.
NEW FEATURES FOR THIS WEEK
Nearby Towns Will Send Delegations
to Exposition This Evening.
TUESDAY NIGHT FOR SOCIETY
Prom Xnw Until Mailt Are Turned
Out .Saturday livening on tho
Second Annual Miorr, There
Will He Much Doing.
Though the groat engines In Machinery
hall were stilled Sunday, the main hall
of tho Omaha Ijtnd Show whs opened
to the publlo during tho afternoon, and
Immediately tho thrones commenced tn
pass through tho gate. An hour later,
tho great room wa packed to capacity
by men and women who hail come to
learn of tho resources of the dosen states
represented at tho Omaha lnd Show.
Of course the stellar attraction of the
afternoon was Pcrulln's Royal Italian
band of fifty artist, who together com
prise one of the most satisfactory musical
organisations that havo ever visited the
city. With rapt attention tho great
audience listened to tho selections, loudly
applauding every number, and at the
close, expressing regret, that tho concert
was so soon over. In this vast crowd
were many of tho notin musicians of the
city and neighboring towns and all were
of one opinion, that the Ferullo concert
was one of the best they had ever heard.
The second concert was given during
the evening and drew a much larger
crowd than that during the afternoon.
Tho music, like that of the afternoon, was
sacred. The singing of Mr. and Mrs.
Hcguo of the Metropolitan Grand Opera
company was enjoyed by those who were
in attendance, both afternoon and even
ing. In the booths of the mala hall, most of
the exhibitors were present during Sunday
afternoon and evening, so that those vis
iting the show had all the opportunities
of learning of the middle and far west,
that would be offered them upon other
days of tho week.
Promises for the Week.
This week promises some wonderfully
good things for the people who attend the
Omaha Land Show and there will be
something doing every hour of the day
and night until the lights are turned out
when next Sunday morning Is ushered
While the Land Show program for last
xaek ' was considered excellent and
worthy of reproduction, with One or two
exception's, everything In the way of
amusements has been cast aside and
new features added. Besides the regular
events, each and every remaining day wll
be a special duy.
Twice each day, afternoons at 2.30 and
evenings at 8 o'clock, Ferullo's Royal
Italian Concert band of fifty pieces will
appear In conecrt In the main hall. By
musical critics this band is recognised
as one, if not the strongest musical or
ganization in the United States. It la a
band that when It plays In theaters and
opera houses, plays to crowds that pay
from II to $L50 per ticket. Here the ad
mission Is but 25 cents, which permits
the holder to visit the Land Show and
all of Its many attractions.
Monday night, by the I.and Show man
agement, has been designated as Fre
mont, Papllllon, Dundee, Blair, Irving
ton, Waterloo and Elk horn night. Vpon
this occasion the residents of the sub
urban and near-by towns are ex
pected to attend in large numbers. It has
also been designated as Department Store
night and Telephone Girls' and Employes'
night. The music will be one of the fea
tures, as all of the selections of Fer
ullo's band will bo from the French
Tuesday night is the time when the
society people wjn be out In force and
along with them will come the army.
General Frederick A. Smith and the mem
bers of the staff have accepted invita
tions and there will be a great display
of gold braid. Besides society and the
army, members of the Young Men's and
the Young Women's Christian asso
ciations are going to be present and take
part In the program, the former giving
an exhibition of athletic exercises.
Tuesday la Oregon lnr.
Tuesday has been designated as Ore
gon day, the exercises to be held at 3:30
o'clock In the afternoon. The program
will start with a selection, "Fair. Ever-
green uregon," a march composed espe
cially for the occasion and dedicated to
the Beaver state by Slg. Ferullo. Th.
Hawallans will render a selection, after
which Mayor Dahlman will extend the
welcome of Omaha. The response will
be by J. C. Hoi brook of Oregon. Then
President Rosewater of the Land Show
will deliver the address of weleomo to
the state of Nebraska and the exposi
tion. The song, "My Oregon," will be
sung by the Twin City quartet. This
song is In the nature of a tribute from
the Beaver state to the folks in tho old
home. "Oregon's Purpose at the Ind
Show" will be discussed by D. C. Free
man, Mate commissioner. The Twin City
Gle club will close wlih songs of Ore
gon, after which there will be a distribu
tion of apples from the Willamette
There is a full card for Wednesday, the
day and afternoon having been turned
over to the Tri-Ciiy s Women's clubs,
Including those of Omaha. South Omaha.
Dundee and Council Bluffs. Tha com
mittee In charge consists of Mesdatnes
W. (. paisley and C. W. Hayes of
Omaha. There will be a reception from
1 to 2.30 p. m., when light refreshments
will bo served. Following this, President
O. C. Roaewater of ths J.and Show will
leliver ths address of welcome, reionded
to by Mrs. Walter I. Smith of Council
(Continued on Second Page.)
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, &ktb&&tk iWSrh WfVrVUi iTiC;SlBWS; Hill
From the Washington Herald.
HILL ON MONETARY PLAN
Magnate Appears Before National
Commission at St. Paul.
HE SUGGESTS . MODIFICATIONS
Kays that !',. h Bank Holding Stock
in the Central lleaerve Asso
ciation Should Have Only
ST. PAUL. Minn.. Oct. 22,-J. J. Hill ap
peared unexpectedly before the National
Monetary commission late yesterday
afternoon to give his opinion on a finan
cial plan for the country. Chairman Vree
land had announced early In the day that
no testimony would be taken, but that all
would be given an opportunity to offer
their views at the dinner tonight, but Mr.
Hill signified that he preferred to talk
to the committee In a less public manner,
consequently only the members of the,
committee was present besides a few
He discussed the entire financial situa
tion and at one point took Issue with
members of the committee as to what
should he held to be a lawful security.
Mr. Hill suggested that for the purpose
of borrowing money first class bonds and
Industrial securities should be recognized
as proper security for loans ' by banks.
Members of the committee suggested that
good notes as now legalized should be
Included In the plan. Mr. Hill cited art
Instance during a recent stringency when
he had wanted to borrow motioy. When
the banks were refusing loans on notes
which would at other times have been
considered as first class security he went
to New York with a lot of railroad bonds
and borrowed what money he wanted.
"We have money In the country now,"
he said. "What we want Is more con
fidence. When the people have con
fidence, the business of the country goes
Mr. Hill advocated a modification In the
plan for the organization of the Central
Reserve association, which la under con
sideration, with an authorized capital
stock increase from S;)0,0u0,ui)0 to
000,000. Each bank holding stock In the
association - should have only one vote
and no vote for stock ownership; that
there should be no government directors
on tha national board: that the National
' Reserve association should be permitted
to make loans to member-banks on
socuiity, consisting of first class bonds
of railroads and first class Industrial cor
He also advocated that the reserve as
sociation should pay the government In
terest on government deposits and that
notes of the association Bhould not be
taxed, except after they bad been In
circulation for over sixty or ninety days.
Congressman Ronyrige asked Mr. Hill:
"With such modulations and changes
in the plan that the commission has un
der consideration, as you have sugarolud.
you would then favor the organization of
a Central Reserve association-:"
"Unqualifiedly," Mr. Hill replied. "It
Is a necessity and the country cannot
postpone It safely for any length of
Married Misty Years.
ROLAND, la., Oct. 2i-Hpecial.)-Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Thonipsonthought to be
the olde.st couple of Story county, yes
terday celebrated the sixtieth anniver
sary of their marriage. Both are natives
of Norway. .They were murrled In Llsc
bon, HI., and have been residents of this
county for almost half a century. Mrs.
Thompson Is 6 and her huaband Is four
years her Junior.
Brewer Scores His
Fellows for Giving
Aid to Vice Haunts
CHICAGO, Oct. 22 After escaping the
direct attacks of Arthur Burrs ge Far
well, head of the Chlc.aRO temperance
forces, the Christian Kudeavorers and a
seore of temperance societies, the brew
ers In attendance at the second Interna
tional brewers' congress received u shock
at tho closing banquet tonight when olio
of their own number attacked breweries
and delivered an exctorlatlon of them lit
tle short of the best efforts Mr. Farwell
might have put forth, had he had a
The' speaker was 11. Hamilton, presi
dent of the Houston Brewing company
of Houston, Tex. He had heard a reso
lution subletted for adoption, read
ing: "Resolved. That public drinking places,
which ure the haunts of vice, are dung
erous and should bo eliminated."
"I have waited for some brewer to
arise and tell what he knows to be the
truth," Mr. Hamilton said. "There ran
be no doubt that the sale of liquor In
dlsreptuabln places should he stopped.
What la the use, however, of adopting
resolutions like these when It Is well
known that most of the Improper places
In large cities are in some way owned
or controlled by breweries. If the
brewer does not own the license, he
owns tho building or business, or la
in some other way In control.
"Some of you think tha fight against
the prohibition wave has been won, but
It has not, It only has begun. The own
ing of these dlsrcptuable places and the
protection of tlmni by the brewing in
terests In what gives us a black eye.
The antl-Uquor Interests take these facts
and make capital of thorn, as they Justly
His remarks were received In silence
and the resolutions adopted without fur
St. Francis Mission
VALENTINE, Nel)., Oct. 22. (Hpeclul
Telegram.) Word has Just reached here
tliut one of the mum buildings of tin
ft. Francis mission on the Rosebud res
ervation was burned to the ground. The
fire started from some unknown cause
In tho third story, at about 2 o'clock thli
morning, and the building was a totut
loss, of about $10,(00. It was one of the
best buildings of the mission. Two In
dluns were hurt, but all got out In time
to save their Uvea.
ATLANTA TRUST COMPANY
OFFICIALS ARE INDICTED
ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 22.-Cbarged with
using the mails to defraud and to pro
mole a lottery whereby they secured
nearly half a million dollars, Richard
Purvis, president of the Southern Loan
and Trust company of this city, and three
othur officers of the earns concern, were
Indicted by tha federal grand Jury here
today. Tho other officers were E. O.
Helm, vice president: Uuy King, secre
tary, and W. N. Smith, a former presi
dent. It is charged the company sold loan
contracts, and that in buying a contract
the Investor was really purchasing a lot.
tery ticket. The company la In the
hands of a trustee in bankruptcy, who.
It is declured hopes to realize between
S'jO.0j and 1100,000 from assets.
Purvis and bis associate were arrested
Week - It Made a Hit
TERRIBLE CRUISE AT AN END
Hunger, Thirst and Scurvy Afflict
Holy Ghost Sooiety.
SEVEN MEMBERS PERISH AT SEA
Leader of Organisation Arrested on
tharsro of Illcnallr lXa!u!nv
Wnmru on floard Yacht ,
PORTLAND, Mo., Oct. 22. -As the el!
max to months of hardship, during which
ho una tits followers suffered from
nunger end thirst as thtir yacht Coro
net was buffeted about by sea and wind,
Itev. Frank Sanfurd. leader of the Holy
Ghost and Us society of Shilow, was
brought here tonight In the custody of
Hlu arrest was made on a writ In a
civil stilt brought by Mrs. Florence N.
Wlilluker, wife of one of the Sanford
lenders, who alleges she was Illegally
detained aboard, tho Kingdom, ofremerly
on of the Sanford fleet. She was re
leased on habeas corpus proceedings In
June, tUIO. and since then the authorities
huvn been awaiting Satiford's reapKur
unco to arrest him.
When Sanford wus brought ' ashore
Rev. A. A. Whltakcr, husband of the
woman who caused his arrest, accom
panied him to assist in arranging ball.
Damages in Mrs. Whlttaker's suit are
set at tr.uii0 and a bond of 110,000 was
demanded for Sanford.
Tonight the . yacht Coronet swings at
anchor off quarantine, a wrecked and
disabled craft, while the story of hard
ship told by those on the boat ranks
with some of the most terrible of sea
Met en Die at Sea.
Two of its men were brought ashore
by health authorities and placed In a
hospital, suffering with scurvy. Seven
others, six men and ono child, died of
the snme disease and were burled at
sea, uccordlng to statements made by
members of tho crew. Many others have
hud touches of scurvy.
Nut a sail of Its original suit of can
vas was loft whole and there was a foot
of water In the cabin when the Corona
dropped anchor off the quarantine sta
tion. The pumps were being worked con
tinuully. . ,
In the vessel's l.trder there' was not a
loaf if bread, and no fresh meat had
passed tha lips of the religions seafarer
for many days. So exhausted and weak
ened were the crew and passengers that
it is doubtful If they could have kept
their craft aflout for many duys.
Th" Corona has been at scat since June
27, when it sailed from tt Hujtlen port,
ami wad last reported on September 27,
when It was sighted by the steamer Lap
land, flying signals which Indicated that
It wus short of provisions. The Lapland
sent relief and then proceeded.
t if -!' i uu Buaril,
On board were fifty-five persons. In
cluding the Rev. Mr. Sanford, his wife
and fivo children. Besldas the thirty-one
survivors of the barkentlne Kingdom,
which was wrecked on the coast of Af
rica, there were twenty-four persons,
who were on the Corpna when It left
Maine watera. The party Includes eleven
children, runglng in age from 4 to 16
year', and nineteen able-bodied men.
Worn by the terrible hardships of
months at mu, hulf starved and emad
ater. It wu a ghastly looking company
which confronted the boarding party at
quarantine. For seven days the men
and women had been working Incessantly
(Continued on Second l'age.)
President Drops Eleven Hundred
Feet in Steel Cage in Famous
VIEWS THE RICH QUARTZ VEINS
Guided Through Drifts and Tunnels
by Miners' Lanterns.
LONG TRESTLE SAFELY CROSSED
Altitude at Mouth of Mine Mile
Mile Above Sea Level.
LIFTS 125 -POUND METAL BAR
Scheme by Which Executive la
Defrauded of Apple pie tlrromra
Pnblle llurlnsr Trip Thronah
DKADWOOD, 8. D., Oct 22,-Pi esldent
Taft further qualified as a miner yester.
duy when he was taken 1,100 feet down In
the famous Homestake gold mine at
Lead. Two years ago Mr. Taft wai
taken down to the 1.200-foot level In tha
Leonard copper mine at Butte. Mont.,
and spent fully an hour groping about
the drifts and tunnels and watching the
men at work. His experience yesterday
were much the same, the principal dif
ference being In the richer quality of tha
quarts veins throuali which Mr. Taft was
guided, with miners' lanterns lighting the
The president began his trip to the
mine by first learning the proper pro
nunciation of the town of lad, which
Is not named after tho metal lead, but
for tho mining term indicating a leud
Into a body of ore. Next he climbed a
high flight of steps and crossed a long
trestle lending to the mouth of one of
Takea Swift Hide.
The altltudo at the entrance to the
mine is Just one mile above sea level, and
the president stopped tn rest several min
utes before allowing himself to be locked.
with several members of hi party, in
the steel cage used In hoisting men and
metals from the bowels of the earth. It
was a long, dark ride down the shaft,
tho depth being twice the height of tha
Washington monument. Elevator In tha
Washington monument creep to tha top
of that granite shaft In from tea to fif
teen minutes. Mr. Taft went sailing
down In the darkness todsy at a speed
which carried Jilm to the 1, 100-foot level
In less -than two minutes. Three-quarters
of an hour luter he was hoisted to th
surface at an even faster pace.
All work in the mine had been sus
pended, partly to give the men an op
portunity to heur Mr. Taft apeak t Lead
and partly to five the president a clear
track. It being deemed InadvHablo ' tu
have any blasting whllo lie wa In th
Mining; Processes Explained.
The process of mining the ore and
melting It was explained to tha presi
dent as he walked through, ths damp
drifts. Outside snow was on the ground
and there were flurries of fulling flake.
Down In the mine the temperature rose
to between 70 and W. One of tho drifts
followed by the president led to an
enormous cave-like opening where moit
of the or now la being taken out. The
dome of the cave was fully fifteen feet
high. Miners stationed at different levels
In the enormous cut burned calcium pa
per to Illuminate the oavern.
"How are you, Hill 7" one of the miners
yelled from far above.
"PrettyV good," the president answered,
with a laugh. "How are you away up
"Fine, old boy; glad to see you,"
Mr. Taft spent sums time In the gov
ernment assay office at Lead and
watched the casting of a real gold brick.
Later the president was shown a room
full of the brick, each of which weighed
12C pounds and worth about J0,0(0 apiece.
Lift Bar of Gold.
Someone "stumped" the president to
lift a brick. He picked up one of the
bars with the greatest of ease. Senator
Gamble tried to do likewise, but was not
o successful. '
In this city, where ho spoke shortly
after noon on ths tariff vetoes, the pres
ident was presented with a small gold
brick, worth more thun $'100.
"It Is a great pleasure to goldbiick the
president," Representative E. W. Martin
said In making the presentation.
"It is a pleasure to be goldbrlcked in
this way," the president replied.
Mr. Taft received a noisy welcome bolh
In Dead wood and In Lead.
Practically the entire population of the
two communities turned out to greet
him. The president lunched with Rep
At Load he was presented with a re
plica of a miner's candlestick, done in
ICarller In ths day the president spoke
at Kdgmont and Custer. After leaving
here he spoke at Sturgls and Rapid City,
leaving ths latter city at 10 o'clock for
Tickets to Ameri
Boxes of O'Brien's Gmdy.
Dalzell's Ice Cream Brick
11 ara clvex away fr u
those who tlnd ttsir names la
tbs want ad-
Read the want aftc very ay,
your nam will appear aom
time, maybe more than once.
No puizlea to solve nor sab
ecrlptlons to get Just read U
Tura to tbe want ad pace
there you will tlnd nearly every
business house ta the city rvp.
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