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HOLDEN BOOMS LAUNCHED
Ames Professor Backed by Farmers
KENYOH MEN ABE BEHIND HIM
If Me ItfHiiM tn llnter II nor, Kilo
rater Will nrln Position at t ol
lff (krKH As In at M us
ratine ( hlof.
(From A Staff Correspondent.
DBS MOINES, la.. Deo. ;.l.-t Special
Telegram.) The c.indldacy of 1'rof.F. O.
Holden of the stuto colleRo at Ames for
governor Was launched today nt a con
ference of twenty-five farmers and poli
ticians held here. f!o nill he put foith
s a farmer candidate beetuise of his ex
tensive work in the agricultural extension
for the state, college. If he accepts the
candidacy, he will Immediately resign
from the college and devote himself to
the political campaign. .
I'rof. I (olden has not heretofore been
known politically, but will bo run for
the republican nomination at the June
primary. The conference was called by
loaders of the Grain Growers' association,
the Corn Belt Meat Trodm-ors' associa
tion and the State ciranirc, but It ts
known that Holden will have strong 1
political backing and will receive the sup
port generally of Semtor Kenyon.
He will pome to les Moines tomorrow
from Rock Isand to confer with the
committee as to plans for the compalgn.
Jt Is expected that there will be several
Charges In MnscatlnP Case.
'Affidavits placing In the hands of Gov
ernor Carroll today, on which to begin
tlon for removHl of the chief of police
of Muscatine contain sensational accusa
tions against not only the chief but
ethers. Pome of the affidavits allege cruel
and Inhuman treatment on the part of
police officers In the presence of and at
tho Instigation of the chief of police. It
is alleged that he gave orders to his of
ficers "to cease arresting, as he was
tired of having so many arrested, and
to use their clubs on men and women
Another affidavit charges the police of
ficials with arresting a young girl and
lifter treating her cruelly with holding
her ileg-ally and putting her through the
The chief of police is charged with
lmving ordered patrolmen to "beat out
the brains" of union picket men If they
would not leave their posts when ordered
to do so.
Important Rate Decision.
The State Railroad commission today
decided a coal switching case here which
Is highly Important. In view of the fact
that a precedent was et Tor other cases.
The Case was one In which a coal com
pany doing business at BurCh, a Btation
of tha Great Western Just next to Dcs
Mones, wanted a special switching rate
to industries In pes Moines. The com
mission ordered a reduction of tho present
rate to the old rate of 20 cents a ton, the
company having some time ago raised
this rate. The commission, however, did
not make the order as a switching charge,
but ordered It under their rights In regu
lation of rates under the old law. In this
way they Ignored the new law of Iowa
regarding spcolal rules for switching..
Incorporated In lown. ' ' "
Jhera was filed with the secretary of
Mate today the articles, for the Kuokuk
Water Works company of Wilmington,
TJeJ., , the. headquarters of which are in
Pittsburgh;-to engage In business In Iowa.
The company has fiiOO.OOO capital and will
use $100,000 Ui the Iowa business, which
Is to be the operation ol a water plant at
I. Iters Ask for' Clemency
The State Parole board will at the Jan
uary term consider the applications of
twelve life-term prisoners who want to
be released from prison. The bord of
parole has already Investigated nearly
all of these case and. the .governor has
Just been at Fort Madison interviewing
the. candidates. Those asking for pardon
are Joseph Bogdany,' (Monroe county;
Sophia Krueger, Howard; DePorest Fair
banks, Mitchell'; John Hammlll, Polk;
Harry Hortman, Cherokee; John 1.: Cater,
Fayette; C. Eckerlebe. Clinton; Ira Noble,
Muscatine; William Lucas, Page; Albert
Parnitzke, Van Buren; L. W. Haley and
Huge Robbard, Dubuque.
Maacatlne .Striker. In Want.'
Report comes from Muscatine where a
large number of the workers in button
factories are on strike that they are In
want and the labor organizations of tho
Mate are sending aid to the families, of
the strikers. There appears to be no
prospect of a change in the Btrlke situa
tion and it may become serious.
The charges of the labor organizations
against Chief of Police Hoffman of Mus
catine were filed with the governor to
day and It will be turned over to the law
department of the state for prosecution.
Has Candidate for Governor.
A meeting of central Iowa prohibition
lsts decided upon support of O. IX EJielt
of Marshalltown us u candidate for gov
ernor on tho prohibition ticket. Ellett
lias been a candidate on that ticket be
fore and is well known in tho state. Jt
had been expected that Mayor Jones of
Perry would be the candidate, and possi
bly they will both stand before the
la Favor of Alilrlrh Plan.
13- J. Curtln of lxcoiah, a prominent
bunker and president of the Iowa Bank
ers' association. Is out In favor of con
gress adopting the Aldrlch plan of re
form for the financial system ef the coun
try. Mr. Curtin declares his belief that
the bill as it Is being pfepured will safe
guard the small communities and bt, of
great benefit to the country. He attended
the convention at New Orleans and he Is
engaged in work for the bill.
Senator Cummins states that as soon
as he returns to Washington he will in
troduce a bill embodying h!s views of thu
need of amendment or addition to the
anti-trust law and will also urge the
adoption of the bill to authorize Inde
pendent tobaccoo companies to appeal the
tobacco trust case to the tupreme court.
Jn regard to the latter he states that ail
be desires Is that the supreme court shall
have a chance at deciding what should
be the proper Interpretation of the law.
Ida (rori Loses Six Saloons.
IDA GROVK, Is.. Dec. . (Special.)
Tho Moon law decision closed six saloons
A. A. CLARK & CO.
I Ann PfrtTICV 0N HORSES, CATTLE AND
LUiiU laUiiHi, household furniture
ilO AWT CHATTEL BE CUB ITT AT OlI-asLT III VBXJAJ. BATZS.
Twenty Years of noeeasful Business.
COim MAI A9D B&OADWAY. OTIS AMEKIOAH EXPKSSS.
In Ma county. This leaves five saloons
now operating in Ida county: Walsh
Mrothpr nt Ida Grove, Frank MacCrea
at Arthur. Wslrh Itrother nt Galva.
Peter liiinlorsnn at Flattie Creek and the
Pemlnr rla e kt llolstein.
causes death of man
MA8UN CITY. la.. Pee. 13. (Special
Telegram.) Philip U.toranovh h, whs stub
bed through the heart and Gus Stamovich
In the broast In a Russian-Greek mix tip
tonight. The former Is dead. A. Murko.
vlch Is under nriest and the country is
being watched f"r a second accomplice.
Maro M. Mlgiiaknvii-h. a Russian, win
positively Identified tonight by four wit
nesses as the man who murdered Phillip
31 IsslnnarlPS llnek from China.
CRKSTON. la.. Pec. 13.-(Speclal.)
Frof. and Mrs. Arthur Martin for seven
years, missionaries In Nanking. China,
arrived here this week on a year's leave
of absence from thrlr work during the
rebellion now raging in that country.
They say the downfall of the monarchlal
form of government that has existed In
China for centuries' Is certain to come
before the rebellion ends. The rebel
forces are being recruited so fast and
largely that there Is no possible rhance
of defeating them. They state that the
rchels are most friendly to tho mission
aries and give Ihem every possible pro
tection and old. Mr. and Mrs. Martin
expect to return to take up the work
there when hostilities cease.
Ohwrvrt MnrllrlK II I r( hilar.
TjOUAN. la., Dec. 23.-(Speclal.)-Alfred
Longman, pioneer settler of Harrison
county, a large realty holder and vice
president of the State Savings bank of
Logan, celebrated his 90th birthday here
yesterday. J. C. Mllllinan. Almor Btrrn, W.
H. Johnson, president of the savings
bank, and immediate relatives at Logan,
also Samuel G. Underwood ot Council
Bluffs were among the guesta present. A
typical English dinner was served. Mr.
Longman came from England to the
United States In 1S50 and to Harrison
county in 1S53, where he has since resided.
Golden Weddln Anniversary.
CRKSTON, la., Dec 23. (Special.)
Elaborate arrangements are being made
for the celebration of the fifty-third wed
ding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Yard, old and welj known residents of
this city, at the home of their son, R. B.
Yard, on Christmas day. Three years ago
this elderly couple celebrated their golden
wedding annlversaiy with a family re
union and another reunion Is being
planned by the son and hjs family for
the father and mother t Monday. Most
of the children and grandchildren are
expected to be present. . . .
Ida (trove Paper Is gold.
IDA GROVE, la,, Dec, 23.-(8pecial.)-A.
J. Schaeffer of Hot Springs. 8. D-,
came to Ida Grove looking for a news
paper location, and inside of four hours
he had bought the Record-Era and was
in possession. A. B. Harrington-, who
bought the paper from S. L. Friable In
August, when the later went to Biloxl,
Miss., left town after getting out the
Issue last week and turned the property
over to the bank. He suffered a nervous
breakdown, and la now with his brother
at Sioux -City.
Christmas Gift to CollesrP.
MT. PLEA BANT, la.. Dec. (Spe
cial.) Wesleyan college at Mt. Pleasant
received a ' Christmas gift yesterday
from A. M. Ghost, Denver capitalist, of
I7.CO0 made under terms whlon the college
authorities will meet in connection with
tho $150,000 endowment fund now being
raised. Mr. Ghost is an alumnus of the
college class of 1M7. His Uncle. Joseph
McDowell, was Wesleyan's third presi
dent. llrncsUt Dies of Accident.
FORT DODGE, la., Deo. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Ames' E. Forsythe, a young
druggist of Yetter, died in a hospital here
today ns a result of a bullet wound
through the head last nlgM when he was
cleaning' a' presumably unloaded rifle.
Forsythe never regained consciousness
after tho injury. Ho leaves a widow and
famllyl, Tho body was taken to Brltt for
Menrhlng l.osea Kye.
LOGAN, la., Dec. (8peclal.)-0. F.
Wenching lost the sight of his right eye
while at work stringing a wire' to a
telephone here Tuesday. A team trotting
along the street caught and snapped the
wire and the colled end sprung back and
struck Mr. Menchlng In the eye and In
stantly destroyed the sight.
Close Call fur Family.
CEDAR FALLS. Ia., Dec. 23. (Special
Telegram.) Tho family of Emll Chrtstlen
sen slept tlilrty-slx hours from the ef
fects of (.neaping coal gas front a stove.
When the father awakened, he found the
baby dead. Too weak to stand or, walk
he crept to n neighbor's house for help
with difficulty. His wife was roused and
her life saved.
Intra Nevrs Notes.
FORT I ODGl August Mandllko had
his right leg thot otf by the accidental
dlschaige of a gun while rabbit hunt'g
near nere rririay.
FORT DO IX iK After having been di
vorced In February Kern Cecilia Austin
and Frank Lund Hoffman were remarried
here today. Mrs. Hoffman secured the
divorce for drunkenness und cruel and
ELDOllA Lockjaw caused the death of
Leonard Feely, son of Mr. and Mrs. James
H. Beely. Tetanus developed following a
ternhle Injury the young man received
last Friday, when, while racing his horse
home from a social the buggy overturned
as It rounded a bend in tho ruad. His leg,
arm and foot were bnken.
MARSHALLTOWN The desire to talk
over the telephone with his sl.-iter, who
lives near Ureen Mountain, toduy eausud
the arrest of David Horn, alias H. A.
llrou.i, said to be wanted In Minneapolis
for f.irgery. While Horn talked at the
telephcrie In a drug store Officer Haas
recognized him as the man wanted and
placed him under arrest.
FOI'.T DODGE Orders from Chicago
have Mopped all machinery in the big
Quaker Outa plant In this city and there
is to be no employment for the 8x0 men
and women who have been demanded in
the work there for many years. This u
the first time in about twenty years that
the plant has been entirely shut down,
but the ediiii any which now owns' the
plant cays slack business causes the
The key to success in business Is the
Judicious and persistent use of newspaper
Both I B
Mionaa 1 EJ
AFFAIRS ATJOUTH OMAHA
Bond Firms Compete for Bis Issue of
CHICAGO COMrANY HITS UP CASH
rh)slrlans of City Kinnlne School
Children In Kenrrh ot Defect
Sippet Commissioner Collects
Donations for Poor,
Notwithstanding the fpais and threats
anent the failure of the city to float a
renewal Issue of bonds amounting to $110.
S at a 4 per cent rate, Speer & Co.
of Chicago last night met the city's offer
and deposited a H.tXX) check as evidence
of their good faith. In order to make
themselves thoroughly certiln as to the
standing of the bidders f.ie city council
tcok an adjournment until this afternoon
at 2 o'clock, when the award of the Issue
will be made final It the company Is
found to be thoroughly responsible.
Since the notice that the pity fathers
would not offer more than per cent
for the new Issue there has been an ef
fort on the part of certain bond houses
to Instill the council with a fear that the
Issuo could not be made under a u per
cent rate. One representative of a bond
company called upon the mayor and In
sisted that there would be no competition
at the 4 per cent rate and that tho fail
ure of the sale of the bonds would entail
a loss of the city's credit. It was also
represented that advertisement of the
sale of the Issuo In eastern p.-.pfrs would
bring no bidders at the i per cent rate.
Such advertisement was characterized as
a loss of money to the city.
The mayor and city clerk, however, bc-
Kan to send out notices of the sale to dif
ferent bond houses the country over. In
.nearly every case Immediate answer was
received. At the meeting last nlnht four
companies were present as bidders. Well-
Roth &. Co. of Cincinnati, . Hoehler i
Cummlngs and Spltser-llorlck of Toledo
and Fpeer & Co. of Chicago. Another
company was represented, but offered no
Of the bids received, Spltier-Rorlck,
through their agent, W. J. Long, made
a f.at bid of 5 per cent and SljO premium
on the whole issue of lllO.SSO. Hoehler A
Cummlngs offered to take the bonds at
1 per cent, but asked $,W0 as commis
sion for selling the bonds. , Well-Roth
took the same method of getting by the
4A4 per cent rate. They offered to accept
the i per cent rate, but demanded fcJ.WJ
as commission, gpcer & Co. offered C4
per cent rate and put up a certified check
on their own house as security.
Bond Men Alert.
When the Chicago offer was read the
city councilmen Immediately began to
show signs of IKe also the different
bond men present took a more lively In
terest. It was represented to the coun
cil that the certified check of the Bpeer
house was not reliable and that by no
possibility could the sale be made at i
per cent. ;
Mayor Tralnor, the council and the city
attorney concurring, aQ agreed to accept
the Speer bid In case the house proved
reliable and of good repute.
In the untoward event that the deal
should not be consummated Mayor Traln
or and City Treasurer John OlUln yester
day made arrangements with the local
banks to carry tho Issue until such time
as a purchaser can be found. This
will" allow the work of Improvement to
be carried forward and at the same time
save the credit of the city. Of the banks
that have agreed to sustain the credit
of the city, the Live Stock National, the
Union Stock Yards National and the
Packers' ' National banks are all South
Examination of Paplls,
With the conclusion of thu week ends
the first trial of the medical examina
tion of the children in South Omaha
With the concurrence of the school
board and Superintendent Graham,
twelve phj'Blclnns volunteered their serv
ices in the cause of the children In the
public schools. The examination was
set for certain hours convenient to the
children and teachers and, the physicians
of the city without thought of reward
or emolument put by their private busi
ness to work for the physical and In
some cases It may be, the moral welfare
of the children. .
The examination was for the mosi
part confined to the eyes, ears, throats
and heads of the children, though In some
cases, where circumstances warranted
the examination was more thorough'.
According to the report of the- phy
sicians, the condition ot the children was
found to be very good. One ot the ex
amining dlctora rated the number of
children affected with disease at 1 per
cent, which Is regarded as remarkably
low In this community.
It Is hoped by the physicians and
school authorities to make the system
of medical examination and treatment In
the schools more thorough.
Over l:00 worth of food and clothing'
was distributed to the poor of the city
yesterday' afternoon by Mayor Trainor
and his office force. There will bo an
other distribution today to thoso who
have not yet received anything.
All day yesterday Street Commissioner
Johnson with a team and wagon pa
trolled the business district and packing
house reservation collecting tho dona
tions for the mayor's Mior.
Nearly every merchant approached
contributed, and some even called up
on the phone to notify the mayor that
Ihey wanted to help. His honor. In order
to reach the worthy ones of the poor,
called on the pastors of the city to sug
Kevt the names of families In need. A
crowd responded and the executive office
did a rushing business in tho afternoon
"1 wish the. packers and merchants whe
gave these things were here to see the
joy In the faces of the poor who have
benefited by the generosity," said the
I'ustofflre Open Muntfar.
The postofflce has Its rush on hand,
and Fostmaster Ixiuls F. Ktter has or.
dered that on Sunday the office will be
open to the public from 10 a. m. to 12 m.
This will allow two hours to dispose ef
the surplus mall on hand.
On Christmas day the letter carriers
will make one trip and the office will
not close until 12 o'clock noon, as the
postmaster wants to give everyone an
opportunity to get their mall if they
want to do so.
West Hide Methodist church. Sunday
school at 2.30 p. in. Preaching at 3 30
Rlble school at the Drown Park mission.
Twentieth and 8 streets, meets at .
First Christian church, Twenty-third
and 1 streets, tiunday school at 10 a nt
Preaching at 11 a. m. and. 7.30 p. m. '
Lefler Memorial church. Sunday school
at 10 o'clock. Christmas sermon by the
pastor at 11 a. m. Kl worth league at 7
Haptlst church. Twenty-fifth and 11
tt reels. Rev. C. T. Ilslev. nastnr. Hlhl
tchool meets at :45 a. in. The pastor
will preach on Christmas topics at 11 a.
ni. and 7: p. m. Baptist Young People's
union meets at :H0 p. m.
At Ui West tilde mission the lilble
THK OMAHA" SUNDAY BKK: PECKMHKU 'J4. 1011.
school will meet at ? l p. rn. Pastor I f"
1 1 -lev will preach on Friday evening at h
. o clock.
t'nlteil Presbvlerlan church, Twentv
thlrd and I. streets. Rev W. A. Poll.uk,
pastor, snbbath school nt 9 4.'. a. m. 1Mb
lie worship at 11 a. m . topic of the morn
ing sermon. 'The Angelic Salutation.'
Young People's Christian union at t p
m. Preaching at 7. p. m., topic, ' A
Pt. Luke's Lutheran rMirop.i, Twenty,
fifth and K streets, Rev. S. H. Yerioi.,
pastor. Sunday school at 9 C a. in.
Church services at 11 o'clock, by the pas
tor. Christmas dav servhes at tt :w a.
in. Christmas ranlnta will be given by
the Sunday school and choir on Christ
mas evening at 7;l.".
At 7:30 o'clock: Response, by rhorus
choir. Hymn No, l;li, "The Ant'els'
sons;." I .old s prayer. Pastor's Snip
lure lesson. Hymn, "Hall the Morn.'
hymn No. 14!v Reception of offerings,
board of trustppa. Anthem, "Follow the
Star." by the men's chorus. Address.
"A Christmas Messsge to Men." by At
torney Hoy C. Crossman of Omaha.
The First Methodist church. Twentv
fourth and M streets, Odd Fellows' hail,
Rev. J. M. Hothwell, pastor, will give n
Sunday school proximo and Christmas
treat at the Sunday school hour. The fol
lowmic program has been pi epared : Cor
net, solo, "Hilont N'lvht." bv living I I
nier; sonc, "A Itovnl Messaite," school;
prayer by the pastor; song. Hoys' choir;
chorus . "There's a Soim In the Air";
recitation, "The Story of Jesus." Jay
Scott; responsive rending, "The Promises
of the Christ Child." six girls; solo and
chorus, "The Night Jesus Came"; reci
tation, "A King shall, Helen," Josephine
Ccnnell; "The Old, Old St'irr." four girls;
chorus, "Would We?": song. "Joy to
the world," school. Christmas sermon bv
the pastor at 11 o'clock. Special music
by Raker's choir. F.pworth league at
6.30 at Rrass' chapel.
Ft. Martin's church, Twent v-fourth and
J streets, Rev. Alfred C. White, rector.
Holy communion at S a. in. Sunday
school at 10 a. in. Morning prayer and
sermon at 11 o'clock. At this service the
choir will sing the Christmas music anil
the rector will preach the Christmas ser
mon, topic, ''Convoy of the Christmas
Spirit. Karl Abbott will sing the solo.
At S:.TO p. in. special children's service
for Si. Clement's and St. Martin's Sun
day school. Address by the Rev. T. J.
Collor of Omaha. At II. SO p. in. spec.al
midnight service of musical numbers by
the choir, to which the public are Invited.
There Is no charse for admission, but
there will be a silver collection taken for
the choir music fund. Karl Abbott will
sing the jiolo. The only service ut St.
Martins church on Christinas day win
lie a holy communion service nt b a. m.,
at which time thp music of Sunday will
le repeated. There will be no sermon at
On Christmas morn'ng. at thp First
Presbyterian church, corner of Twenty
third and J streets, there will bo "nn
hour of worship," conducted by the
pastor, from 9 until 10 . o'clock.
Sabbath, December ii. Dr. Robert L.
Wheeler pastor. Public services at
11 o'clock sharp. Anthem Wonderful
Hong the Angels Hlne Choir and chorus,
llvmn, "The Nativity," number 14J.
Gloria Creed Invocation. Scripture les
son. Pastor's talk to the boys' depart
ment. I'rayer. Hymn. "Joy to the
World." hymn number HI. Report of
clerk of session, baptism and consecra
tion of babies, followed by reception of
members Into church fellowship. Clerk
J. A. Bradley. Hymn, "Hlest be the Tie
That Hinds. Anthem, "Shout the Jiaa
Tidings" Choir. Reception of Christmas
offerings, board of trustees. Boprarto
solo, Mrs. Henry t lay menmona. rim
tor's address. Topic. "Thp Christmas
Star Shines Round the World."
saint Martin's Chnrph.
Special muslciri services will be held
Christmas evening, from 1130 until 12:80
In the morning at Bt. Martin i church.
Following is the program:
Invisible Chorus-Holy Night (From
Processional Hark, the Herald Angels
Anthem Hohold I ilrlng You Ulad
Sentences of ChrUtmsstlde
Psalter Domlne, Domlnus nosier;
I kimlm cat terra
Carol O Little Town of . Hethlehem..
Scripture Vision of the ChrlBt Office
Magnificat i:,v.".' '
Scripture The Story of the Nativity
(St. Luke) ii'.v:":
Carol It Came Upon the Midnight
Offeratory Anthem Sing and Rejoice
O Daughter of Zlon , Uonby
Recessional O come all ye faithful....
'' ilaalo City tiosslp.
The condition of Mrs. John Burns,
FJtrhteenth and Missouri avenue, Is very
William Cook left today for a six
weeks' visit at his old home in St.
Thomas, Canada. ,
The Sunday school class of the Vnited
Presbyterian church gave a Christmas
play last evening at the church.
Miss Srholtlng, stenographer of the
Cudahy Packing company, Is at the
Clarkson hospital recovering from a
Dr. F. L. Rarnes of New York, who Is
the field secretary of the Baptist Home
Missionary society, was the guest of the
Illsley during the week.
Charge Saloon Men
With Breaking Law
The Board of Fire and Tollce Commis
sioners held a meeting yesterday after
noon nd heard protests against Issuance
ot four saloon licenses. The protests were
presented by Tom Darnell, attorney for
the Antl-Haloon league, and an assistant
attorney for the league. The licenses are
those of Henry Pollock of Fifteenth and
Capitol avenue; Roy C. Worth, Four
teenth end Farnam; H. Hoffman, Ninth
and Dodge streets, and Lewis Qoldsmlth,
Ninth and Dodge streets.
Witnesses were produced In efforts to
prove that liquor had been sold after
closing hours. The testimony of witnesses
for the Anti-Saloon league was pitted
against testimony of several Omaha men,
produced by I. J. Dunn for the defense.
The beard took no action on the pro
tests. Another meeting will oe neia iues
day afternoon at 'i o'clock, when some de
cision on the issuing of the protested
licenses will be announced.
Steals to Pay
Wife's Doctors' Bills
CINCINNATI. O.. Dec. 2J.-Touched by
the story of Thlllp Wlnstel, a young banii
clerk convicted of stealing 12,000 from the
bank In which he was employed, -Judga
William Dickson of the court of common
pleas gave him a suspended sentence In
the state reformatory today.
When employed at the bank young
Wlnstel was paid 137.50 a month and fre
quently had to work at night collecting
rents. He was married and when his
wife became sick with tuberculosis hs
took money from the bank to pay medi
cal bills. Since his arrest Wlnstel s wife
WOULD PUT MAN AT HEAD
OF MINNESOTA ATHLETICS
' MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Pec. 3. The
appointment of a permanent director of
physical culture and athletics at the Uni
versity of Minnesota has been recom
mended to the board of regents by Presi
dent George K. Vincent. Members of
the board have expressed themselves
as being In favor of such an official, but
no definite action In selecting a man
for the position has been taken.
President Vincent's plan Is to place
athletics at the University of Minnesota
jndcr the direction of one man. as at
the Universities of Chicago and Wisconsin
Opens Tuesday, Dec. 26, at
All our exclusive Tailored Suits,
Dresses and Coats, including our
entire stock of Velvet and Plush
Coats will be sold at just
EOTBTS, on Douglas Street
TEST APPLIED TO . STORY
Attorney in Kimmel Case Measures
Gold Coins in Jar.
RANCHER'S DEPOSITION TAKEN
Itancher Asserts that Orlnlnat
Urora A. li I in met Was Murdered
in Orearon Forest and that
He Killed Kloyer.
ST. I.oriS. Dec. 38.-Attorncys for the
New York Life Insurance company tbls
afternoon applied the "acid" test to one
of the details In the remarkable story
of John H. Swlnney, by whose testimony
other attorneys are trying to show that
George A. Kimmel was murdered In an
Oregon forest while on a search for burled
gold In August, IRIS.
Swlnney, a rancher of Naravlsa, N, M.,
who says ho killed the man who killed
Kimmel, told In his deposition on cross
examination how he and his comrades
dug up two half-gallon glass fruit jars,
one containing nlnety-slx and the other
104 SM gold pieces, a total of $4,00. Fach
of the Jars, he said, was a little more
than one-halt full, and he supposed two
Jars were used because one would not
quite hold tho whole.
John F. Green, one of the Insurance
company's lawyers then went to a bank,
stopping on his way to buy a half-gallon
glasa fruit Jar. He took the Jar Into tho
bank and had MO ahlnlng double eagles
brought In by a clerk. At Green s re
quest, the clerk emptied the coins Into the
Jar. They filled It hardly one-third full.
Green then returned to the deposition
taking, and told his colleagues of the re
sult of his test.
Tells of Pact of "lienor.
Swlnney told ot a pact of silence be
tween himself and the late It. M. Snyder
of Kansas City to keep the circumstances
of Kltnmel's death a secret. He and
Snyder agreed, he said, to tell no one
of the hunt for gold In which they. Kim
mil and J. A. Johnson engaged, nor ot
the murder of Kimmel by Johnson and
the slaying of Johnson by Swlnney.
The deposition of Swlnney Is bebig
taken In the case of the receiver of the
First National bank of Nlles, Mich.,
against the Insurance company, for )S,OjO
lnaurunce on Klmmel s life.
A. J. White, recently released from
Auburn prison In New York, and now
In the Wabash hospital In Tern, Ind., re
covering from wreck Injuries, says he
Is Klmmol, though relatives of Kimmel
deny his claim. Policies for 1,000 life
Insurance held by Airs, lidna Honslett
of Chicago, Klmmut'a sister, depend upon
the outcome of the case.
SIXTEENTH CENTURY SAINT
After several weeks of conscientious
study of all available books that could
possibly give them some Idea of the
customs of tho sixteenth century, the
pupils of the seventh grade of the Lin
coln school made a decided hit by pre
senting a one-act sketch, "A Sixteenth
Century Christmas." The playlet was
produced under the direction of Miss
Josolyn Clarke and alt of the twenty
little characters were admirably well
acted. The principal role was acted by
little Frank Krous, who Interpreted the
part of an ancient king remarkably well.
The teachers of other grudes muds
arrangements for Christmas programs
also and In four rooms of the school,
four sepsrate entertainments were held.
In the kindergarten room nearly one
hundred tots played games and sang
Christmas songs tsught them for the
occasion by their teachers, Misses Helen
liltt and KUen Bhlclds. Pupils In the
first "It" grade and those lit the second
"A" collaborated In a presentation ot
Mother Goose skits. Several Interest
ing nursery Jingles were acted out ad
mirably well by the children, who were
instructed in their parts by Margaret
Doyd, Josle Maxwell, Helvey Ulseu and
Lva Morton, their teachers.
Miss Genlveve Jones, teacher of the
fourth grade, arranged the program ot
tongs and recitations for her class and
brought the entertainment to a close
with an amusing pantomime, "Christmas
Dolls," which was acted by the boys
of the class.
All of the four rooms In which Christ
mas programs were given, were packed
with relatives of the children and the
pupils were spurred on to do their best
by the encouraging glunreu of their
GENERAL STRIKE OF
KATY CARMEN PROBABLE
KANSAS CITY. Mo., J)er. 23.-A general
strike of the carmen employed by the
Missouri, Kansas & Texas Itailruad com
pany probably will be called soon, ac
cording to a statement by J. A. Franklin,
International president of the bollermuk
ers' union, teday Failure of representa
tives of the road and tha unions to set
tle their differences at a conference In
St. Ixiuls la.it Monday was given as the
The road refused the demand of the un
ions that the rarmen's union be recog
nised as a body. The railroad officials
contend that the state law of Texas will
lint permit the road to deal directly w!th
Its tinploye in thu uuiuna.
Sco Our Advertisements In Monday's Papers
'fi h "We extend our best wishes AJS
W n Very Merry Xmas. Wftf j
"We extend our best wishes
for a Very Merry Xmas.
We thank you for. tho pat
ronage of this year and will
endeavor to merit your busi
ness in the future.'
Baker, Bros. Eofming Co.
W ( W
rui t -as i .
Lindsay The Jeweler
Wishes to thank the publlo for their jeneroua pat.
ronage at this Christmas season. Our store wilt be
open Monday from I to 11 s, ni,
" S. W. Lindsay, Jewel r,
ELGIN OFFICIALS WILL ACT
Investigation of Legality of Quota
tion Committee Planned.
FEAR ANTI-THUST MEASURE
Newly Elected Insnrarat Treasurer
. Says Committee Will lie Abol
ished If Foand to Violate
KLQI.V, 111., Deo. 23. Investigation ot
the legality of the quotation committee
of the Klgln butter board In reference to
the Hlierman anti-trust law will be the
first official action of the newly elected
Insurgent officers of the board, accord
ing to J. r. Mason, treasurer, who out
lined future plans of the board In tha
absence from the city ot Charles H.
Potter, who was elected president of
the board today.
tjuestUtt of whether this price commit
tee was operated In violation of the
Sherman law was raised by "Insurgent"
buttormen at the annual election of di
rectors last Monday.
"Federal laws will he Inquired Into,"
Mr. Mason said, ''and the question of the
legality of the quotatlon'conimltteo set
tled. There lias been considerable dis
cussion on this point. Tho board wants
to do business on the square. The ma
jority of the directors are strongly In
fa,vor of retaining the quotation commit
tee, but if It la found to be operated In
violation ot the Bhcrman law It will be
Mr. Mason expressed doubt that the
board would be successfully operated
Wlthput the quotation committee.
"We have got to regulate our price
according to other markets," he said.
"Without the prtre committee wo would
be handicapped to an extent."
Jle Buhl no other radical changes from
the polley of the former administration
would bo mudc, In the near future ot
Method (l lie ( hanged.
With Mr. l'ottsr's election as president
there mm expected to come a change In
the iiianiit i of operating tha board, which
fixes butter prices in the middle west and
Is a standard fur America. The new
prenldent's Idea was to abolish the quo
tations committee entirely.
Tbls committee was the basis of the
Insurgency" In the board. It operates
with the full power of the board and
may change or rescind Its action at will.
It was contended by the Insurgents that
the committee operated In violation of
the Kheruian antl-truvt law.
For twenty-two years this committee
has been In full charge ef Elgin butter
quotations. John Newman, deposed as
president, after seventeen years ot serv
ice, predicted that no change could be
made In the power of the committee with
out killing the prominence of the Elgin
market. Among the Insurgents there Is
a faction that believes In the mainte
nance ot the committee, but In fixing the
published standard prlue by the actual
sales on the board.
Persistent Advertising Is the Road to
Oar Christmas Messags
Is an invitation to yqu to
take advantage of the oppor
tunity to better your position
and prospects by taking a
course at tho f i
It la the best Investment Toil
ran possibly make In the way of
a Christmas present to yourself.
We will be enrolling; students
erery day this week, with the ex
ception of Christmas day.
Call and tea our Beautiful
If lnconvlent to call, phone or
write for catalogue.
Winter term begins January 2.
Mosher & Lampman
1815 Tarnam Street,
Geese in Crates Rival
Rome's Famous Fowls
CHICAGO, Dec. 23 -As they once saved
the anelent city of Rome, geese by their
cackling tonight prevented what might
have been a disastrous fire In the down
town district. The geese were In crates
on the third rioor of a building occupied
by a commission house. Fire started
front an overheated stove and had spread
to the woodwork in the room, when the
noisy fowls attracted the attention of a
watchman. The fire wua subdued with
little damage. ,
BLUFFS MAN INDICTED BY
GRAND JURY FOR FRAUDS
DENVER, Deo. . Among the Indict,
ments reported today by the federal
grand Jury was one against F. C. Lougee
of Council Bluffs, la., president of th
Hankers" Finanoe company, charged wiUs
using the malls to defraud.
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