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nn: r.r.E: omaha. Saturday. December 2.1. 1011.
pROWN IAtBFOR PENSIONS
jTebraska Senator Hopes Measure
j Will Pats Upper Chamber. .
fOOD CHEER FOB THE VETERANS
llovx Cltr Traffic Dnrenn W I..
Before tnmtre Coraratsaloa la'
Caes) iBTolvlnit natrs Charged
(From a, Staff Correqpondsnt.)
Washington, r. c, dpc. m.-(Sp
fal Telegram. )-Ser.ator Norrla Brown
horsday addressed the senato In
Advocacy of the pension bill recently
passed by the house.
'I wish." said Snatir Urown In hit)
pen In sentence;, "that our committee
in pension could have found It possible
o have met," considered an.1 reported the
(111 to the senate before our adjournment
oday. What a fitting; and splendid trib
ute and offering it would be on Christ
inas morning to the wen . ivoo made
Appomattox memorable and possible. It
pught to have been done.
"I beg the senators to get ready to give
fhls bill consideration Immediately after
feces It is safe to say thin bill will
pot be defeated like the last one tvtu In
the last session by an objection. There
U1 be a roll call. On a r.i call I be
lieve the senate' wih give its approval
to this bill because It is right, reason
able and' Just.
"These men are now all old men, most
f them feeble men and poor in this
World's equipment, and none of them Is
ible to do a full day's work or earn a
full day's wages. When old age of slck
pesa or want knocks at the door of an
bid . soldier's home the government he
defended ought to be on the inside. It
fught to, be there with substantial and
"This bill has more In it than a propo
sition to pension those' men who fought
for the union from 1S61 to 1865. While Its
provisions relate in terms to them and
t the Mexican war veterans alone, the
111 in fact declares a national policy. If
congress is simply engaged In an ascer
tainment of how much or how little In
flollar and cents the country owes to
Its defenders of course congress can af
ford, to halt and quibble over the amount.
For on the war record of each old sol-
pier the length of time he served and
the character of his service can be com
puted the value of his individual service
and our exact liability can be fixed. Or,
bT congress desires to pension these vet
erans because they are necdv and dis
tressed, congress can afford. to take the
time and investigate and determine Just
what the distress In , each case Is. and
then as an act of charity hand out to
each man the sum his dire necessities
require provided he Is still alive at the
End of the investigation."
Appeals to Conscience.
Tne question before ua today," said
ponaiur crown in conclusion, "Is one
presented by this legislation. What shall
be the policy of a saved union toward
the men who valiantly and successfully
Defended it fifty years ago, and who are
Hit tnAavi TV111 1 1 U r nA
calculation to keep them out of the poor
house at the least possible cost, or will
It be a policy of charity to the old and
to. the feeble, or will It be a policy of
good cheer and congratulations, of rratl
'tude and honor that in good conscience
's, great nation 'in Justice to Itself should
-extend to. these men? -X want to see the
congress accept . and declare, the latter
policy by fusing ' this . bllU It will be a
recognition, nbti so , much of Individuals
.'engaged In a great cause,' but It will be
. a recognition of the greatest volunteer
army ever assembled the grand army
pt the republic."'
Senator Leaves for WMt,
Senator Brown left Washington tonight
for Kearney to spend his Christmas with
his wife and daughter. During the holl
day week there will be a reunion of the
prown family at the old home In Des
Moines and Senator Brown will attend.
When Senator Brown returns to Wash'
Ington he will bring with him Mrs.
JJrown and his daughter, Lucille, having
'engaged an apartment at the Richmond
for his family for the remainder of the
N. M. Oeorge of Thedford, Neb., is In
'Washington and this morning Represen
tative Kinkald Introduced him to the
' president. Mr. Oeorge Is In Washington
: to consult with the general land office
' as to bis homestead entry.
Representative Kinkald today recom
' .nHl that Charles M. Fowler be au
, Minted postmaster at Inman, Neb.
F. I Swan was today recommended
"jjy Congressman Sloan to be postmaster
sit Helvey, Jeuerson county.
Htonx City Club Mini.
' The Interstate Commerce commission
fn a decision handed down today In the
' case of the traffic bureau of the EIoux
City Commercial club against the Chi
'' earo & Northwestern decided In favor
tit the bAux City club's contention.
- This complaint Is filed by the traffic
bureau of the Sioux City Commercial
' club on behalf of Its members that are
neaa-ed In the wholesale business at
' filoux City. .
. The petition alleges that the defendants
pharge unreasonable rates for tneir trans
Dortation 0I merciwauiH uuui diuu
i- City to various points on their lines 'n
-southwestern Minnesota, and that by
hrinir unreasonable rates for' such
transportation the defendants dlsortm
Jnate against. Sioux City and subject
that distributing center to undue pre
judice and disadvantage.
Th commission finds that 'class
rates from Bloux City to stations
southwestern Minnesota are unreason'
able and should be reduced to equal the
present rates from St. Paul and Mln
seapolls to substantially equidistant sta
lions In the same territory."
Payment for Lsiili.
' Senator (Jamble was today advised by
the reclamation service that If Secretary
Fisher approves, the bureau will con
sent to a niAlifu iUon of tne regulations
'relative tot payment for lauds In the
Belle Fourcbe irrigation project, setting
the date of 'the fast installment a year
hence, that is December,' 1313, instead of
December, 1912, and further provldln
' for graduated payments on building
The extension and graduation of th
nayraenta . would extend the time two
years and not force further building until
December 1, 1913. except for a portion of
the lands In the "secon! unit"
New Postal llamas.
Postal savings banks- will be estab
. Mshed January U as follows:
Nebraska Klmwood, Falrmount, Pllger,
Coma, Co f on. Conjudon.
South Dakota Bonesteel, Castlewood,
Wyoming Pine Bluff.
Board Delays Action
on Sherchffe's Plea
to End Prison Term
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HICAGO POLICE ARRAIGNED
Report Charjei Connection with
Criminal Classes of City.
SECOND INSPECTOR DISMISSED
MRS. FRANCIS II. GAINKS AND HER MOTMKR. MK3. SCHOEITEU.
DENVER, Dec 22. After an all-day
hearing on the application of Sherman
W. Morris, alias Frank Shercliffe, for
pardon from the state penitentiary,
here he Is serving a twenty-five-year
sentence for the murder of John Walsh
t Leadville, Colo., In 1R33, the state board
of pardons tonight adjourned without be
ing able to reach a decision.. No decision
will be reached, it is now said, until
after the holidays.
Morris based his plea on the . ground
that his conviction vsas the direct result
of a political fight in Omaha, and In the
hearing before the board of pardons the
history of the fight between Thomas Den-
nlson, of Omaha and the Civic federation
of that city was threshed out.
Among thoss appearing before the par
dons board were: Dennlson, whose testi
mony against Morris resulted in Morris'
conviction of murder; Elmer E. Thomas,
attorney for the Civic federation of
Omaha, who said Morris was railroaded
to prison by Dennlson, because . Morris
helped to clean out the Dennlson ring in
Omaha politics, and W. J. Cottnell, for
mer Nebraska congressman and attorney
tor Omaha business interests, who said
the fight for Morris release made by the
Civic federation was only a fight to dis
credit Dennlson so that the federation
could hold its power In Omaha.
Affidavits were read alleging that
Dennlson had een a gambler all Ms
life and had been a "fence" for thieves.
Against these were presented affidavits
alleging that Morris' criminal record
was one of the most notorious In the
In the course of the hearing the state
ment was made that the Indiana state
authorities are waiting to rearrest Mor
ris for an alleged jewel robbery In
Hammond, Ind., In 1S97, but' later an
affidavit from Morris and a letter from
the penitentiary warden were read to
show that Morris had never been In In
diana and alleging that the Indiana
charge was trumped up by Dennlson to
keep Morris in prison.
Officers of Liberte
Acquitted of Charges
TOULON, Doc. 23. The court martial
to fix responsibility for the explosion
on the French battleship Liberte, which
occurred in Toulon harbor on September
25, today acquitted all the officers. Ad
miral Jauregulberry presided and at the
opening of the court martial announced
that although the officers were on trial,
Captain Juares, commander of the Lib
erte, was in no way responsible, as he
was absent or: leave, while the others
had accomplished everything to cope with
the disaster. -
After the decision was announced the
president of the court called Lieutenants
Gainler and Blgnon and congratulated
them on their behavior. Lieutenant Oar
nier was temporarily, in command of the
Liberte at the time of the explosion,
which resulted in the death of 236 men
and the serious injury of nearly 100.
FIVE MEN CONDEMNED TO DIE
ON THE SAME DAY IN CHICAGO
CHICAGO, Dec. 22. Refusal of the I11U
nols supreme court today to postpone the
execution of Thomas Jennings, a negro,
for the murdei vof Clarence B. Hitler of
Chicago, and the fixing of February 16
as the day on which he will pay on the
gallows the forfeit of ' his life, has as
signed to that date an order for a record
execution - in Cook county. i
Four other murderers, convicted of
killing Fred W. Guefzow, a truck farmer
on October 20, have been granted a re
prieve until that date by Oovernor
Deneen, to permit their cases to be taken
before the supreme court. As the sher
iff's orders now stand, he is commanded
to execute on February 16 five men for
murder. There may be a delay In the
cases of the four, due to the action of
the higher state court.
The record for executions on oh'e day
was set when. In 1887, four men were
dropped through a gallows trap at one
time for participation in the Haymarket
riots. As in this case five men had been
condemned, but one of them committed
suicide In his cell.
OMAHA MEN INTERESTED
IN THE RAGGED TOP DISTRICT
DEADWOOD, 8. D., Dec 22. (Special.)
A party of Omaha men who are Inter
ested In the Victoria and Victoria Exten
sion Mining companies' properties In the
Ragged Top district, spent the week here
making plans for future developments,
and before leaving selected officers as
follows: Victoria. A. P. Smith, presi
dent, Omaha; W. H. FerguBon, vice presi
dent, Lincoln; Albert Maltener, treasurer
and general manager, Dead wood; A. E.
Smith. W. IL Ferguson, William II.
Glass, A. C. Smith, Omaha; Albert Mal
tener, directors; Victoria Extension,
James C. Carson, president and general
manager, Omaha; Arthur C. 'Smith, vies
president Albert Maltener, secretary and
treasurers James C. Carson, a. C Smith,
William M. Glass and Albert Maltener,
Plans were made for operating for the
present Victoria Extension property, as
the Victoria is tied up for the winter by
the deep snow. There., is a' splendid ore
body that carries high grade stuff, re
cently opened up, and this Is to be do
veloped. A tram Will be . built to the
Victoria mill which bas a capacity of 200
tons dally, and the ore treated there and
It Is hoped to have both properties on
the producing list by next summer.
Superintendent Kellffr of the Fortune
Gold Mining company Is now In St. Paul
making arrangements with the officers of
the company for a resumption of- work
on the ground which lies adjoining the
North Homeatake In the Maitland district.
Less tnan two years ago a shaft was
sunk to the 200 foot level, designed to
reach the quartilte and it Is believed
that a few feet more will touch this
layer. Indications point to the belief
that the same ore bodies found In the
North Homestake run through (lie For
tunate and the company proposes to reach
and develop the verticals by further
Preparations are being, made by trxi
New Silver Queen Mining company to
operate Its ground In the Galena district
and stock of. the old company Is now
being transferred arid necessary arrange
ments being made for the work. The
heirs of the Jerome Illeby estate own a
controlling interest in the company and
plan active development.
Persistent Advertising is the Road to
Big Returns. ..
Heir to Millions is
Found in Temple of
' Sun, Worshipers
CHICAGO, Dec. 22,-How George LUid
say, 12 years old, and sole heir to the mil
lions of the late W. II. Lindsay of Phila
delphia had been removed from the templo
of a "sun worshipers" cult and placed
under the charge of the Juvenile court at
the request of relatives, was revealed
here today. v
Charles R. Lindsay, uncle of the boy, Is
responsible for the action. After a nation
wide search , the uncle found the boy in
the "temple" here. Detectives in the
employment of Lindsay, who, attempted
to take the boy away, were attacked by
worshipers it is said. The boy's mother
who placed him In the "temple" Is said
te be known among the cult as "Vahdah."
One of the charges made by the boy's
uncle Is that the lad was given a diet
of grapes and beer. Jle is said to have
been In the "temple", six months.
The boy's mother has been ordered not
to return him to the "temple." Judge
Plnckney will hear the case January 4.
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 21. Little Is
known here of the family of George Llnd
say, the boy who Is said to have been
taken : from a "temple" whore sun wor
shipers gather In Chicago. A Miss C. R.
Llndfay was found who admitted she
was a member of the Chicago family, but
she refused to discuss the case.
The police do not recall a millionaire
here named Lindsay.
OFFICIALS OF BAYLESS PULP
MILL ARE INDICTED BY JURY
COUDERBPORT, Pa., Dee. 12. The
Potter county grand Jury today returned
Indiotments against George C. Bayless,
president, and Fred N. Hamlin, superin
tendent of the Bayless Pulp & Paper com
pany of Austin, Pa., charging involuntary
manslaughter, because of the Austin dam
disaster on September 80 last.
The grand jury failed to return a true
bill In the case of Michael C. Bailey, the
caretaker of the dam, who was held to
the grand Jury by a Justice of the peace.
It is said Bailey will be held as a witness
when Bayless and Hamlin go to trial
at the March term of court.
( harae Mnle that lllpartlaan Tollt-
iral Kins; Rslats by Which Com
lilnatltui He ween (trpartment
and Vtrr la Koatered.
CHICAGO, Dee. 22. "There Is, and lis
been for years, a connection between the
hlcngo police department and the crimi
nal clauses of the rlty, "; a prelimi
nary report to Mayor tarter 11. Harri
son made tonight by ihe city civil
service commission, willed has Just had
an exhaustive examination of the police
The report followed within a few hours
the dismissal from the service of John
Revere, the second police Inspector to lose
his position as ft result of the Investiga
tion. Another official. Lieutenant Joha
("gaudy") llan'ey, was exonerated, and
Captain Bernard Baer wn sent to the
mayor for action on charges of Inef
ficiency ami neglect of duty.
This brings the number of disciplined
officials to more than a doien.
Other pointed and direct cliarges are
made In the commission's preliminary
report to the mayor, and drastic, changes
In the administration and organisation
of the department are recommended. The
assertions are these:
That a bipartisan political combine or
ring exists, by and through which the
connection between the police and crlnil
nul classes Is fostered and maintained.
'That to such connection may be
charged a great part of the Inefficiency,
disorganisation and lark of discipline ex
isting In the department.
'That the police department, as now
numerically constituted, can enforce any
reasonable regulation In regard to gam
bling, crime and vice, If honestly and ef
'That Inefficiency arises through grave
faults of administration aud organisation."
Go To Berg's
For Xm as Gifts
VERYTHING that is use
ful for men or boys will be
found in this store. Un
doubtedly the largest display of
Holiday Goods in Omaha. As we
do not wish to carry over any ;
House Coats or
WE W1U, OtTKlt 1111(3 EOTIRK STOCK SATURDAY
At' 25 Discount
SEVERAL HUNDRED TO SELECT FROM
Bachelors' Club Has
Prize List Printed
ITIYSSKS, Kan., Dec. ta.-Scarclty of
marriageable young women In Grant
county, Kan., has caused the bachelors
of the county, which la thirty-five miles
from, a railroad, to band together for
the purpose of obtaining wives.
The catalogues of the organization which
Is known as the Grant County Bachelors'
club, published today, gives .the names
and qualifications of each of the thirty
five members. In a foreword the cata
logue says. , '
"The purpose of, the club Is to present
a list of good honest men for the women
tired of single blessedness to look over
and pick from, assuring them t..at only
prises will be drawn."
The catalogue, which contains photo
graphs of each of the members and a
list of the property he owns Is to be
sent all over the, United States.
BOY SHOOTS OFF HIS RIGHT
HAND WHILE CLEANING GUN
BEATRICE, Neb., Dec. 32. (Special
Telegram.) Walter .the 19-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Relmund, living
west of the city, lost his right hand this
afternoon by the accidental discharge of
an automatic gun. lie had been hunting
and returned home to clean the gun.
While sitting on the floor, working with
the weapon It was discharged, the load
tearing away a portion of the member
which was amputated later at a local I
hospital. The little baby was sitting
near her brother when the gun was dis
charged, but escaped unhurt.
"Nothing like It brewed In America
nothing quite so good," Is what every one
says of HTOllZ OLD 8 AXON BRAU. It
you enjoy a glass of rich, rare and mel
low bejr try OLD 8 AXON BKAU.
There's some class to It. At all first
class bars or cafes. Phone Chas. 8tors
for a case. Web. 12; Ind. 13-1261.
MetiM'ty Dfata Murrw.
NEW TOKK. Dec U. Eddie MeOoorty
of Oebkodh, Wis., had the better of How
ard Morrow, the Syracuse, N. Y middle
weight. In a tame ten-rouod bout at the
iaUoeal Dportlng club tonight
Persistent Advertising la the Koad to
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The motor Is of the three
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Look them over. The property you are
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