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OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNK 14, TWELV.V VMEU
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AGREE TO DIVIDE
National Committee Unanimously
Gives Four Delegates-at-large
to Roosevelt Men.
COMPROMISE IN DISTRICTS
Taft is Given Six of These and
CONTEST IN NORTH CAROLINA
Both Sets of Delegates Instructed
MISSISSIPPI CASES ARE DECIDED
Eleven of the Delegate Are for
Taft and One Say that He Was
Elected by Both of the
THE DAY'S WORK.
Contests decided yesterday by the re
publican national committee:
Mississippi .12; 0.
Missouri 6; 8.
North Carolina 0; 4.
Total today IS; 12.
Previously settled 141; 1.
Total 159; 13.
Total number of delegates contested
Total number of delegates in contests
CHICAGO, June 13. By a compromise
reached between Missouri factions. Pres
ident Taft was given six and Colonel
Roosevelt four of the contested dele
gates from the First, Third, Fifth, Sev
enth and Fourteenth congressional dis
tricts. In the First and Fifth districts the
Roosevelt men and In the others the Taft
men were seated.' The motion was made
by . Mr. Bartholdt. with Governor Had
ley's consent, arid the vote was unani
mous. The decision followed a long conference
between committeemen and tne contend
ing factions. Governor Hadley said it
had been decided that the question of
fact Involved in the district fights were
more properly questions to" go before the
credentials committee of the national con
vention. The result gives Taft six and Roose
velt eight out of Missouri's contested del
egates, including the delegation at large.
The Roosevelt delegates seated were:
First District Charles E. Rendlen and
Fifth District Homer B. Mann and
Ernest R. Sweeney.
The Taft delegates seated were:
Third DIstrict-H. G. Orton and H. L.
Seventh District Richard Johnson and
Fourteenth District H. B. Duncan and
George S. Green.
In the Third North Carolina district
both delegations are for Roosevelt. The
national committee seated Marion But
ler and W. S Robinson, the "regular"
"' CHICAGO," June 13.-The four Roose
velt delegates-at-large from Missouri
were seated unanimously by the national
committee this afternoon. The motion
was made by Senator Penrose.
The delegates seated by agreement of
the Roosevelt double delegation of eight
Governor Hadley, Jesse A. Tolerton,
Walter S. Dickey and Hugh Mclndoe.
The balance of the Roosevelt delegation
were seated as alternates. They are:
John D. McNeeley, Frederick Essen, A.
A. Speer, John W. Tippin.
Eleven Taft delegates from Mississippi
and one Who refused to state his position
as between Taft and Roosevelt having
been elected by both factions were given
the stamp of approval by the republican
national committee today. The twelfth
delegates, P. W. Howard of the Eighth
district, was elected he said by the "regu
lar district convention and instructed for
Taft" and then chosen "down stairs" by
the Roosevelt taction. Having been
elected by both sides he declined "to
throw stones at either." Howard's at
torneys said he will support Roosevelt.
The Mississippi cases disposed of, the
committee took up the Missouri contests,
involving fourteen seats in the conven
tion. Governor Hadley's Roosevelt dele-gation-at-large
was challenged by the
Taft supporters, and the Taft delegation
from the First, Third. Fifth, Seventh and
Fourteenth districts oppose the "regular
delegations instructed for Roosevelt.
Mississippi Case Called.
The contest in the Second district of
Mississippi was the first called. At the
suggestion of Committeeman Penrose, at
torneys for both sides agreed to consoli
date the Second, Fourth, Sixth and Seventh
Mississippi districts. Arguments on these
cases collectively was then begun.
At the outset Dean E. Ryman, attor
ney for the Roosevelt contestants, said it
would be shown that no conventions were
held in these districts at which Taft dele
gates were elected.
Mr. Ryman declared the white voters
in the districts refused to allow negro
voters to participate in any conventions.
"As showing the prejudice against the
negro voters, it need only be said that in
one year, in Lincoln county alone,' 185
men were indicted for participating in
lynchings." said Mr. Ryman. "The Roose
velt republicans determined to give the
negroes a chance and we came here with
delegates regularly elected "on this basis."
V. E. Molllson, a negro attorney, asked
the committee "to take such action either
to prevent the negro delegates being
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FOR NEBRASKA Generally fair, pre
ceeded by unsettled in east portion; not
much change in temperature.
FOR IOWA Unsettled weather with
showers; warmer in east portion.
TenineratBre at Omaha Yesterday.
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Murray Crane Starts Something
Unexpected Motion to Adjourn
Speculation and Excitement in Chicago Heney
Again Gets Into the Spotlight.
BV VICTOR ROSE WATER.
Editor of The Bee and Chairman Republican National Committee.
CHICAGO, 111., June 13.-(Special Tele
gramsThe atmosphere around all the
political headquarters is just now sur
charged with more suppressed excitement
than at any time since the machinery
of contest settling was put in motion.
What it is all about no one seems quite
clear, or rather whoever knows has not
yet told, and it may turn out that
nothing is to develop.
Whether it is a false alarm or not,
the commotion is all due to a sudden
and premature request for adjournment
made by Senator Murray Crane, just as
the national committee was to start in
on .North Carolina after finishing up
the Missouri contests. We have yet
some ninety delegates' seats to dispose
of, which means a lot of work ahead
for the next two days, and we're pre
pared to go on as we have been doing,
continuing the session began at 9 o'clock
in the morning without interruption up
to 7:30 or 8 o'clock in the evening, when
it was cut short, as I have Indicated, by
an unexpected adjournment.
The Missouri contests, with the excep
tion of the delegates-at-large, which had
been awarded to the Roosevelt side on
the showing were compromised by a
division of the districts through agree
ment, but it leaves the Missouri dele
gation all told standing sixteen for
Roosevelt to ten for Taft. The presump
tion is that a new inventory of stock
on hand and in prospect is being taken
in all of the political camps.
Early in the day the committee finished
up Mississippi, several of the districts
being consolidated to save time. Before
we fairly under steam, however, we had
the usual explosion from the irrepressi
ble Mr. Heney, who moved back from
LARGE GLASSJS GRADUATED
University of Nebraska Grants Di
plomas to 338 Students.
ADDRESS BY PROF. MERRIAM
He Say Greatest Grafter Is Man
Who Evade Civic Duties
United State Ha Great
Problem to Solve.
LINCOLN, Neb., June 13.-(Special Tele
gram.) "The greatest grafter is the citi
zen, who, whether rich or poor, educated
or illiterate, claims and exercises all the
rights and privileges of citizenship in a
self-governing community, but will as
sum none of its obligations," asserted
Prof. Charles E. Merrlam of the Uni
versity of Chicago, better knows as the
"professor of politics," in an address to
the members of the graduating class of
the -University of Nebraska at the forty
first anntml' -commencement exercises.
"Witness the man who will not register
for fear that his name may be drawn ag
a juror, the man who will not vote, the
man who will not perform his plain
political duty for fear of his business.
Those men are civil traitors. They be
tray not only the living but also the dead
and the generations yet unborn. They
enjoy the advantages won by generations
of sacrifice and struggle. They turn
these institutions to their own personal
profit and advantage and pass on to the
next generation, the wasted inheritance.
Unmindful of the sacred obligation of the
citizen, they are willing to profit by the
effort of others, but unwilling to keep
effort of their own. They take but do
Commencement Procession Forms.
Cloudy skies looked down on the an
nual commencement procession as It
formed at the campus at the university.
It was a day of the sweet girl graduate
and college youth and the business men
of Lincoln decorated the streets along
which the procession passed in homage
to them, while several thousand citizens
gave them a generous greeting as they
Headed by the marshal of the day,
Commandant Halsey E. Yates, the pro
cession moved slowly down Eleventh
street to O, east on O to Thirteenth and
then south to the Auditorium, where the
exercises were held. In the line of march
first came Chancellor Avery, Prof. Mer
rlam, speaker of the day, and the faculty,
then the graduates and their friends.
One feature of the procession was the
absence of Dana Van Dusen of Omaha.
Sam Buck of Superior, and Edward H.
Anderson of Holdrege, from the senior
ranks, they having been forbidden to
participate' by the board of regents as a
result of the recent Cornhusker trouble.
Frequent expressions of regret were)
heard among the spectators. j
The program opened with a selection
by the string orchestra of the university, j
Rev. Howard II. Chapman invoked Divine
blessing on the ceremonies and Miss Flor
ence Chapman followed with a vocal se
lection. Cheers Greet Merrlam.
Prof. Merrlam was greeted with a
rousing reception when presented to the
audience by Chancellor Avery. Prof. Mer
rlam spoke on the subject of "Citizen
ship." It was a message of sunshine and
optimism which the speaker had for the
33S graduates. He found much encour
agement in the awakened civic spirit of
the times. He deprecated the failure of
business men to patricipate in politics
and insisted that their unwillingness to
sacrifice business interests was respon
sible for the rule of the "ring."
"But we stand at the beginning of an
era of constructive legislation on a
wider and more difficult scale than was
ever yet attempted. These changes are
not confined to alterations in the form
of government or new adaptations of dem
ocratic institutions. These adaptations
and alterations are neceasary to protect
and secure both political and industrial
democracy. No one assumes that they
will act automatically. The changes
which must be made Involve broad pol
icies of social legislation, which will not
only tax the courage and honesty, but
also the wisdom of our legislator as
Par Behind Other States.
"Lagging far behind the great indus
trial states of the world In social legis
iatlcn. we must advance with quicki-ne'l
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Made the Basis of Great Deal of
the attorney's table to a proxy's seat.
A motion was offered, and seconded, that
the committee, refuse to accept Mr
Heney's proxy, and an interminable
debate was cut short only by again in
voking for his benefit the process he had
previously denounced as "gag" rule. The
motion to lay on the table without dis
cussion I gaveled through, and thus
saved Mr. Heney the humiliation of hav
ing his right to sit in the committee
I also had a little tilt with another
of the Roosevelt attorneys who had os
tentatiously introduced himself a A. D.
Hill of Boston, appearing as spokesman
for one set of Mississippi contestants and
who persisted In mixing In with the com
mitteemen for the purpose of coaching
them to interrupt the other side with
questions, until politely invited to re
sume his place.
The Mississippi contests all went to
the regular organization. No one ques
tions seriously their regularity, and o
long as the call drawn under the direc
tions given by the last national conven
tion apportions twenty delegates to
Mississippi, nothing Is to be done except
to recognize the regular and establishol
organization, irrespective of its flimsy
A lot of Omaha and Nebraska people
are already here for the convention,
among them Harry C. Lindsay, who is
to be assistant secretary of the conven
tion, and more a-comlng all the time.
It should be understood that tickets are
not to be ready for distribution untf
next Monday and that all who have flld
applications will have to apply for them
here in person, as none will be mailed
out with risk of not being used.
Motion to Exclude
Heney from National
Committee is Tabled
CHICAGO, June 13.-A motion to ex
clude Francis J. Heney of San Francisco
from the republican national committee
on the ground that he was a democrat
was made this- morning by Committenan
W. S. Sturgess of Arizona.
Mr. Heney had presented a proxy of
Thomas Thorson of South Dakota. Mr
Sturgess said the records showed Heney
had run for prosecuting attorney on the
democratic ticket In San Francisco.
Mr. Heney denied the charge. He said
he had refused the democratic nomina
tion and had run on an independent ticket
and had been defeated by the "money of
The committer refused to exclude Mr.
Heney, laying the motion on the table.-'
When Committeeman " Sturgess' of -AH.
zona made his formal motion that Mr.
Heney's proxy be refused Senator Borah
"If this action is to be taken, I suppose
we will have a chance to discuss the
"As I am still in the committee I'll say
something for myself," said Mr. Heney.
"I refused to accept the democratic nom
ination. I did run as an independent
candidate and was defeated by the money
of Patrick Calhoun."
The motion to exclude Mr. Heney re
ceived little support.
Committeeman Chubb of Florida said
he wanted to hear more about Abe Reuf
of San Francisco. On his motion the
proposal to exclude Mr. Heney was tabled
People of Mexico Are
Tired of Revolution
AT GENERAL HUERTA'S FEDERAL
HEADQUARTERS, SANTA ROSALIA.
Mexico, June 13. Indignant at the devas
tation of the rebels on their northward
retreat, residents of this district have be
come bitter against the revolutionists and
as a consequence General Huerta could
have thousands of recruits for the asking.
This section had been stripped of pro
visions and horses which isolated farm
ers had provided for themselves with
difficulty. At Conchas, two stations north
of here on the Mexican Central, the
rebels have just taken thirty-six tons of
liiRh grade silver ore, valued at about
$."-0,000, and three tons of medium grade
silver metal. The silver was owned by
th? Naira Mining company and the rebels
are repnrtfi! by federal scouts to have
gone o Cliihauhua en route to Juarez to
(.divert their booty into coin.
That the Mexican people are rapidly
tiring of revolution was indicated today
by the arrival of advices from Inde El
Oro and other cities in the state of
Durango, making overtures to General
Huerta for peace. They ask only guar
antees of safety In case of surrender..
General Huerta has granted these guar
antees to all who will surrender uncon
uitlonally. TORREOX. Mexico. June 13.-General
Aurelio Blanquet. one of the federal
commanders, is reported to have com
pletely routed General Argumedo and his
rebel army near Pedrisna, fifty miles to
the southwest of this city, capturing two
cannons and a quantity of munitions.
General Argumedo is reported to hav
WOMAN DETECTIVE TELLS
OF FINDINGMRS. CAPLAN
LOS ANGELES. Cal., June 13. Miss
Eula Hitihccck, secretary to Chief of De
tectives Samuel L. Browne of the dis
trict attorney's office, today testified in
the Darrow trial how she found Mrs
Flora Caplan, wife of David ' Caplan, a
Times dynamite suspect, still at large.
Miss Hitchcock testified that she found
Mrs. Caplan near La Honda, in the Sant 1
Cruz mountains, and there served the
latter with a subpoena to testify In the
McNamara case. The witness said the
woman was living In an Isolated part of
the mountains with Mr. and Mrs. Eric
B. Morton. Morton is a San Franclsci
labor leader. '
It was the state's contention that Mrs
Caplan was one of the important wit
netses spirited away by the defense.
O bright flag, O brave flag, O flag to lead the free!
The hand of God thy colors blent,
And heaven to earth thy glory lent,
To shield the weak and guide the strong,
To make an end of human wrong,
And draw a hundred million hearts to follow after thee!
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat
DIXON MAESHEW CHARGES
Roosevelt Leader Says Taft Men Are
Promising Offices for Votes.
MORE TALK ABOUT DARK HORSE
General Feeling- I that FlKht Has
Progressed So Far that It Will
Be Continued Until a
CHICAGO, June 13. New charges of at
tempted bribery in the battle for dele
gates were made today by Senator Dixon,
campaign manager for Colonel Roosevelt.
He charged that a member of the re
publican national committee had been of
fered a United States marshalship if he
would vote for Taft on the contests now
"I am prepared to name the man if
necessary." said Senator Dixon. "I sent
word to the committeeman that any fed
eral appointment made In the nature of
a bribe for Taft votes would be held uu
In the senate."
Senator Dixon dared the Taft managers
to be specific and give the name of the
Roosevelt leader who Is reporkted to
have offered a bribe to a delegate In
Alabama and the name of the man who
received the money.
It was reported today that the Taft
managers have under consideration the
Introduction of a resolution In the con
vention requiring all delegates to vote ac
cording to the Instructions given by their
states until released by the" candidate.
Taft leaders after a canvass of the st
uation declared they expected to control
the credentials committee by a vote of
32 to 21.
More Dark Horse Talk.
Many delegates to the republican con
vention today talked of the advisability
of naming a dark horte' candidate for
president In the hope of bringing party
harmony and success. The leaders, while
hoping that some solution of the problem
may be brought forward at the eleventh
hour, apparently feel that the lines of
battle between Taft and Roosevelt have
been so sharply drawn and such high
feeling arouse that the fight will have
to be fought to a finish.
Taft supporters apparently were more
confident of success than ever early In
the day after yesterday's victory in the
contests before the national committee
and freely reiterated their predictions of
the renomlnation of the president oi: the
first ballot. Roosevelt managers de
clared their candidate would have the
necessary 640 votes to secure the nomina
tion on the first ballot.
The followers of Senator Cummins of
Iowa and Senator La Follette of Wiscon
sin are expressing the opinion that there
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The National Capital
Thursda), Jane 13, 1912.
Met at noon.
Resumed consnderatlon of legislative,
executive and judicial appropriation bill.
Titanic investigation committee heard
suggestions for Improvement of condi
tions at sea.
Met at 11 a. m.
Committee named to investigate charges
against Judge Hanford:
Archbald case taken up in executive
session by judiciary oinr.iittee.
Army ;i pr:,i 'atiuii l onferencr report,
legislating General Wood out of office,
"The Flag of the Day"
Arrested at Dublin
DUBLIN, June 13.-A campaign of win
dow smashing was opened today by the
Irish suffragettes, who tried to emulate
the deeds of their English sisters, but
came Into vigorous conflict with the au
thorities. After1 the women had made
an energetic attack on most of the pub
lic 'buildings several of them were ar
The women, before the police arrived,
had shattered forty-two windows in the
custom house, the pnstoffice, the land
commissioner's office and the police and
to Eighth-Way Bill
(Prom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. June 13. -f Special Tele
gram. )-The Norris bill validating dis
puted titles along the Union Pacific right-of-way
in Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming
and Colorado, wan passed by the senate
today as amended by the sennte Judiciary
committee and by the senate on motion
of Senatjnr Heyburn.
The bill validates written conveyances
as if the land has been given the rail
road in fee Instead of ns right-of-way.
settled titles acquired by adverse publica
tion according thp statutes of the several
states and also provides for the valida
tion of tltlesi in abandoned right-of-wny.
The lleybnrn amendment proponed in
the floor, provides thnt nothing in the
bill shall lie rnnrtiued to be recognition
of the Union Pacific Railway company
as successor In Interest to the Union Pa
cific Rallioad company. He Insisted nn
this addition iik It was a rule of the
same to provide against recognition of
reorganization of the company. Coi.
grc.ssman Norris will attempt to expedite
the amended bill In the house and it will
he disposed of thia week.
Wind III) Session
BEATRICE. Neb.. June 13. (Spedal.)
The State pharmaceutical association
closed Its session here today by cle wing
these officers: President. H. L. Mitt per
of Beatrice; vice president, F. K. Rey
nolds of Arapahoe, G. S. Flory of Paw
nee City Don C. Weber of Arlington,
Loran Jordan of David City and James
K. McDonell of Tecumseh; trc.isurcr, I
D. Adams of Nehawka; secretary, J. G.
McBrlde of University Place.
Norfolk was chosen as the next place
of meeting. A banquet "as held at the
I'addook hotel this rve.iin?
General Wood is
Not Wanted in Cuba
HAVANA, Juns 13.-Scoretary of the
Interior Bru informed the Associated
Press today that the proposition to send
Major General Leonard Wood or Brig
adier General Enoch H. Crowder on a
mission to Cuba would be regarded with
disfavor by this government If they
came with authority to ui range terms of
settlement between the government and
MURDER CASMET MlfSTERK
No Definite Clue Obtainedto Perpe
trator of Terrible Crime.
MAN ON RIVER FOUND INSANE
Only One Suspect at Monmouth, Hi.,
Held Who Mar Vet De Linked
with Crime of Sunday
VILLISCA, la., June 13.-(Special Tel
egram.) The mystery surrounding the
murder of eight persons here on Sunday
evening last Is as far from being solved
The man who was seen paddling down
the Nodaway river In a canoe developed
to be a man who had escaped from t ie
hospital for the insane at Clarlnda and
the time of his escape precluded the
chance of his being guilty of the VII
llsca crime. The madman supposed to
be seen at Newmarket has failed to
develop and most people discredit the
story that he wag seen at all.
Sam Moyer, a relative of the Moores,
who was questioned privately by officers
at Nehawka, Neb., proved by persons In
the family that he stayed with Sunday
la.it that he did not leave Cass county
at the date of the crime and thus ex
onerated himself. He offered to go to
viiiiHca, dui mis was not asked of him. I
Developments are expected from the
anett of a man by the name of John
Rick at Monmouth, III. From the ten
telegrams sent out by the county at
torney to look for suspects south no
reply has been received to date.
Two paid detectives are working on
clues that are not made public. It Is
rumored that the nearby cities of Red
Oak and Clarlnda are going to make un '
in offer of reward by each man and firm j
agreeing to pay a stated sum. Reward
of approximately $1,00 are already of
fered for the arrest and conviction of the
House Passes Bill
to Eliminate Wood
From General Staff
WASHINGTON. June 13. -The house to
day adopted the conference report on the
aimy appropriation bill which legislate
General Wood out of office as chief of
The debate over the chief of staff pro
vlnlnn was extremely bitter and charges
vveie marie that General Wood was tha
victim of a plot originated by the lati
Senator Marcus A. Hunna of Ohio and
kept alivt by his friends. The vote wig
U! to H2.
F08EST FIRES RAGING
IN WESTERN ALBERTA
WINNIPEG. Man., June 13.-Forest
fire;:, which have been raging In western
Alberta all week, are the worst In years
and hundreds of rangers and their as
sistant are making desperate efforts to
beHt back the .fire.
Fifty men left Golden today In response
to an urjrent call to reinforce the men
fighting a conflagration which already
has destroyed a million feet of saw logy,
two construction tamps and a track of
logging railway, rh? chief losses were
sustained by the Columbia River company.
Former Secretary of Treasury Poor
Witness in Money Trust
QUESTIONED ABOUT BIG LOAN
Fails to Remember Banks in Which
Funto Were Deposited.
CONFERRED WITH FINANCIERS
Morgan, Perkins and Others at the
RELIEF OF COUNTRY OBJECT
He Cannot Recall Incident of Con
ferences at Which He Promised
to Loan Gorernment Fund
to Stem the Panie.
NEW YORK, June 13,-George B. Cor
telyou, secretary of the treasury under
President Roosevelt, was called to th
stand today at the hearing of the Pujo
committee Investigating the io-c ailed
money trust, to tell the manner in which
the government deposited $25,000,000 in the
New York national banks to help stem
the panltfof 1907. Samuel Untermeyr,
counsel for the committee attempted to
learn the names of the banks in which
the money was deposited, but Mr. Cor
telyou said hi memory on this subject
was poor. '
The witness said he came here on th
night of October 22, 1907, and had a con
ference with J. P. Morgan, James Stlll
man, A. Barton Hepburn, George F
Barker, George W. Perkins, Frank a
Vanderlip and other financier. After
Inquiring Into the general situation, he
promised that the government would aid
"in a general, way." The next day he
said, another conference : was held. Hs
was not sure that Mr. Morgan was pres
At thl conference- the witness said, he
promised $26,OcO.OOO for distribution among
"At the first conference," he explained,
"I stated that I would not deposit a dol
lar except for the relief of the country
generally and the commercial community
. Memory Decidedly Poor.
"Was there anything said as to where
these funds should be deposited with
"I don't recall."
Mr. Vntermeyer asked the witness If
anything was said about the high rata
of call money and the effect on th
slock exchange of the failure to get
money here. Mr. Cortelyou started t
give an explanation and was asked
sharply to reply to the question.
"You know, Mr. ITntermeyer," he said,
"there are questions I cannot answer
yts of no without doing myself an in
justice. I have a right to make an ex
planation of my position, and ,1 proposa
to exerdse that rig hi" ,
This brought forth cheers from tht
brokers and bankers looking on and a
declaration from Chairman Pujo that ha
would have ejected any one repeating It.
Mr. Cortelyou finally said he "probably
! did have such a discussion." but could
hot recall the details.
Mr. Cortalyou upon being pressed for
a list of the banks in which the $25,
000,000 was deposited, finally referred Mr.
Untermeyer to the records 'of the Treas
"J only remember," the witness said,
"tat the money was deposited in na
tional banks. . I could not undertake t
say which ones."
DEGREE OF HONOR HOLDS
CONVENTION AT SIDNEY
SIDNEY, Neb., June 13. (Special Tele
gram.) The first annual convention of
district No. 7, Degree of Honor, Ancient
Order of United Workmen, closed a suc
cessful two days' session here tonight.
Yesterday's proceedings opened with
music, followed by an address of wel
come by Judge Joseph Oberfeldar, re."
sponded to by Mrs. Mayme Cleaver,
grand chief of honor, arid Judge A. M
Walling, grand master workman of Ne
braska. At the evening session yester
day talks were made by Judge Walling
and Mrs. Cleaver, a vocal duet, music
by the Sidney Brass band, ending with a
reception and dance.
Today's proceedings opened at tho .
Tobln Opera house with many interest
ing papers, which were ably discussed
by the delegates. The next convention
went to North Platte after a spirited con .
test with the town of Kimball.
Mrs. Duke of North Platte was elected
district president for next year. Tonight
the opera house was packed by an audi
ence which taxed the capacity of the
building, listening to addresses delivered '
by Judge Joseph Oberfelder and Mrs.
Cleaver. Then followed the secret work '
of the Degree of Honor, the entertainment
winding up with a dance.
GERMAN WARSHIPS LEAVE
NEW YORK FOR HOME
NEW YORK, June 13.-After- having
been anchored in the Hudson 'since Sun- '
day, the German cruisers Moltke and
Stettin steamed out of the harbor lata
thia afternoon, bound for Kiel.
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