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lEminent Members of legal Profes
sion at Montreal Meeting;
Conferrlns of Deiirees, Iteceptton
nd Surroundtnsr Scenery
A'otable Features 'of the'
Great Consress.
Tho old and hlstorlo city of-Montreal,
under the shaddw of Sit, .Royal, fur
nlshcd on the first of September the
citing of a great event tho Thirty
sixth annual meeting of the American
Bar association, a congress noteworthy
In several respects. It was the first
time the association bad ever met beyond.
the confines of the united States.
The attendance, of about 1,000 was
the largest ever present, and the asso
ciation had as Its Invited guests the lord
high chancellor of Great Britain, the
Hlght Hon. Viscount Ilaldane. who had
come 4.CC0 miles to address the meet
ing. Of tho 203 In the Illustrious tine of
England's lord chancellors, he was the
first to visit the Dominion beyond the
seas. Then, too, there was represented
the Buprerao court of the- United 'States,
the eupreme tribunal of the forty-eight
states and territories of the United
States and its possession!), a representa
tive from France, and many of the most
distinguished lawyers of Canada.
Lord Chancellor Haldane delivered his
address in the Princess theater on St
Catherine street. The theater was so
crowded that many women In wonderful
Parisian costumes accounted themselves
fortunate to obtain teats In tho gal.
leries.yln the center of the stage was a
Union Jack; to the right, th"stars and
Stripes, and on the left, In honor of
JUaltre Laborl, the trl-color of Franca
As men. whjso names arp familiar to alt
English speaking people, cameT"hpon the
stage, the enthusiasm was unbounded.
There was no doubt but that the preat
jfient, Frank" B. Kellogg of St .Paul, was
very popular, but when Chief. Justice
White, of the United' States, appeared the
entire audience rose to Its feet. Follow
ing came- Robert U Borden, prime min
ister of Cauda, and ex-President Taft
Then followed the lord high chancellor,
accompanied by ex-Ambassador Joseph
X. Choate. and Sir Kenneth Mulr Mao
X eerie. Judge Altop B, Parker and At
torney General Mclteynolds also occu
t yted teats on the stage.
Conferring Degrees.
One of the most Interesting features of
the meeting was the conferring of degrees
Upon the distinguished visitors at the
Convocation of Meant university. In the
rooms of tho Boysl Victoria .collego,
where the sessions of the association
were held. The assemblage w,as a bril
liant one, the ceremony unique. In the
audience were the chief justices of many
elates of the Union, many of the federal
;3dt, lawyers whose names have been
ivcsmtny years household words among
the profession, and many ladies, Includ
; lag the ithn&n of visitors from the Unltel
'Mates and the ladles of Lord Haldane'i
party, whose tymi gowns lent a beau
tiful touch af oelof to the scene. On the
.ww ti wx wtmgm waa a Merotc-sises
sUnU ot Wd( mrathcena, lewd high
"aettamistotr of Canada, now resident
.'$a Zxmtofi, and ex-offklo chancellor of
the unlresdty, But what 1 more to
the point. lrd sKrathcona Waa there
himself, sttlMMMHed against his' own clo
ture, and oftkoHgh ninety-five whiten
had whitened his silver hair, he ad
vanced and delivered a feUcltlpus ad
dress of welcome to the candidates with
a voice and presence which repelled any
suggMttwi of the Infirmities ef 'age. Lord
irathcefea, by the. way, wag the one who
financed the Canadian, and Northern Pa
clfle railways and helped lift Mr. Tames
J, Hlll up the ladder of his fame.
' A Natalie Assembly. 1
Those horiored with degrees were lord
Chancellor Haldane of Great Britain,
Chief Justice Edward Douglas White of
the United States supreme court; Itobtrt
T Borden, prime minister of Canada!
Maltre V. Tkborl, of Paris, France; ex
3Preldent 'William II. Tart. Hon. Charles
J. Doherty, minister of justice and attor
ney general of Canada; Joseph II. Choate
-ambassador from the United States
to Great' Brkatn; Hon. Elihu Root,
Halted State senator from New Tork,
aad. P'raaV; S. Kellogg, president oflhe
United c IHa-iee Bar aweciatlon. The
yrtce en h same platform of the
lord ehacil5r of Great Britain and 1-orJ
M commissioner of Canada, the chief
jiwtio of the tlnKsd Biat. a former
ycesMswi of a great republic, the prime
BdAtets? d Um wvlnleter of justice of
.Caaate,. the ejaW Justice of the- Province
of Quebec and Joeejih II. Choate,
Aaserlca's ambassador to the court of
St. Junes, presented a galaxy of illus
trious living men such as I believe haa
never had its parallel.
Lord Haldane and Chief Justice White
sat aide by side, apparently cracking
jokes with each other. Ex-President Taft
and Prime Minister Robert L. Borden
hobnobbed together. The prime minister
could afford to be very magnanimous,
because It was the advocacy of Mr.
Taft's reciprocity 'd8- wlth Canada that
had caused Sir Wilfred Laurter to step
down and Mr. Borden to step up.
Speeches Follow Dearer,
As the candidates received their de
grees, they advanced and In accordance
with custom shook hands with the Ven
erable Chancellor, Lord Strathcona, Chief
Justice White, who Is a giant In stature,
not only shook his hand, but apparently
obeying tho Impulse of his heart, actually
kissed It, a knightly tribute to a ven
erable old age, After the format part had
ended, and the several candidates had
been endued with a sort of silver collar
over their scarlet robes, speeches were
' Lord' Haldane said he waa astonished
when In New Tork to find that Columbia
college had thirty-three acres of site
within the precincts of the city, but on
coming to Montreal he had found almost
the same extent of land In the posses
sion of McQIU university.
Chief Justice White said, "I used to
believe that degrees should bo conferred
upon men engaged in the abstractions of
life In a purely scientific phase of ex
istence, .but that thought In my own
country has always been mitigated whan
I realized that when "such a degree was I
conferred upon me, nothing personal waa
Intended by -the action! but that It waa :
due entirely to love of country and of
mankind on the part of the universities."
Pausing a moment and looking at the
ample folds of the red gown which en
campassed him, the chief justice con
tinued, "I have a feeling that I am a
much better red man than I waa a mo
ment ago."
Mr. Borden, the prime minister, whd
possesses a splendid voice and fine pres
ence, had welcomed the congress In tho
morning with a most scholarly address.
Speaking of the cordial, relations between
the empire and the republic he said;
"Through a thousand valloys on either
side of the boundary line flow the streams
from each Country to mingle their waters
In the mighty rfver at our feet. So may
the ideals and aspirations of the two na
tions flow In a gracious stream of friend:
ship and peace during all the glorious
years of tho future," a sentiment en
thusiastically cheered by the large audi
ence. In expressing the gratitude he felt upon
receiving his degree Mr. Taft said It was
somewhat in the nature of helping coaU
of fire upon his head; that he had been
promoted to tho position of a professor of
a University; that the lord chancellor had
himself once held aslmllar position.
Maltre F. Laborl, the duly accredited
representative from Paris to the meeting,
who wilt be remembered as tho attorney
who defended Dreyfus In his celebrated
case, waa detained at hla hotel through a
slight accident, and precedent won broken
and his degree conferred upon his in
When called upon, Mr, Choate said that
he had hoped his degree would bn con
ferred upon him In stlcntla; that he had
ha4, considerable experience in tho re
ceiving of degrees and had always re
ceived them In alienee; that this, how
ever, was not his day', it was Lord
Maldane's day; that during the long years
ie had spent la England he some times
became a MHie doubtful whether he waa
an Englishman or an American; um
seme one would tread upon the carle's
foes, and then, he said, 'IalwaV6 "helped
hiia scream."
Seetal Function
The reception at tho art gallery tend
crcd to Lord Haldane by C. J. Doherty,
minister of justice, waa one of the most
notable functions of the congress. It fol
lowed a dinner which had been given to
the chancellor 'at the Itlts-CorHon and
was attended by about t.SOO pooplo, Th6
guests ascended the marble staircase,
made a tour Of the various galleries,
wherein are house.d many gems of art,
and approached the dlas placed at the
top of tho stairs, and were then wel
comed by the receiving patty Mr.
Doherty, Miss Haldane, "Mrs. . Doflerty,
Lord Haldane and Mr. Borden. Lord
Haldane la a man of most winning and
attractive personality, and made each
Pron think that he or she waa the Tar.
Ocular person whom he Waa specialty
pleased to( be permitted to see. Mr.
Wathew Cferfr.g of Plattamouth. inter
ested tne chancellor in informing Mi,
own-were memsera or Hi same mil
vera! ty-that of SMInburgh. Next to
Lord Haldaae himself, ex-President Taft
attracted most attention aa he greeted
friend frost aU parts of the United
The meeting closed with a bnout in
the Roue room of the Windsor hotel, th
mw successful ana brilliant in Ita hie
tory of the association, with over l.SOe
present, in tne absence of Hon. EHha
Root, Hon. Joseph II. Choate presided!
as toastmaster. The brilliancy of tne
scene was I net cased by the presence of
quite a number of women, who came into
banquet hall for the speech making.
Honors Deferred.
Nebraska and many other states wished
that the presidential mantle might fall
ipon the shoulders of our own brilliant
confrere, Henry D. Estabrook, now of
New York, but after canvassing the sit
uation. It waa thought best to leave the
matter in a position where Mr, Esta
brook may well regard it as an honor de
ferred, but not lost Let me say, by the
way, that no lawyer In New Tork City
stands higher at the bar than doea Mr.
Estabrook, and the day I saw him Judge
Holt of the federal bench had appointed
htm special master to pass upon disputed
claims filed with the receivers of the
Anaconda Copper company, in the sum
of ts,ooo,ooo.
Many member of the association who
had known and been lntimatejy identified
with Ralph W. Breckenrldge, for, many
years, in Its committee work and other
wise, sppke with most sincere regret of
lis untimely death. Omaha in propor
tion to population, had a larger repre
sentation than any other single city.
The meeting was one which cannot but
fall to strengthen the entente cordial
existing between the three great coun.
tries, and no member of the association
who waa so fortunate as to attend the
congress win ever forget the pleasure
and the inspiration of the occasion.
William Busk Quits
.Teaching to Join
United States Navy
"Have you anything In the navy a
school teacher can dor a youns; man
asked yesterday morning at re
cruiting oriice.
'Why, yes, if you are handy with a
mop or know anything about rope, we
can make a fine sailor out of you," the
recruiting officer told him.
"That suits me," the teacher decided.
"I need exercise. Trot out the examina
tions." .
Bo WIIHam Busiest Lincoln, graduate
of Lincoln High school and student- at
the University of Nebraska, also teacher,
enlisted. He went into the aervice as ap
prentice seaman, and left for San Fran
cisco right away.
Mm iWilHwssfflnnHs
"You Will
when you see the appe
tite returning, the diges
tion becoming better,
the liver working prop
erly and the bowels
regular. This means
health. To bring about
this condition you
should trys
Stomach Bitters
It is a real safe guard
against all ailments of
the Stomach, Liver and
Bowels, and will help
you to maintain health
and strength at all times.
LONDON, Sept 20. "Why was not John
Burns made secretary for war?" Is a
question British soldier often ask. When
ever tho head of the Board of Works
Vants recreation he goes into the country
to soma military encampment and
marches a few miles with any detach,
ment of notdlera that happen to be on
the move, consequently the soldiers all
know lilm. and would like him at the "head
of the War department ,
John Bums Is a great walker. Twenty
miles a day la relaxatl6n from work for
hlrrt. He la very much In evidence at all
the Aldershot maneuver, and he fre
quently 1 joins gome band of territorials
on the march, and then after a day, or
an afternoon of tramping in the country,
takes a traia back to London,
Apart from his fondness for walking
with soldiers, and a passion for attending
fires 'and advising firemen, about their
work, John Burns la in these day the
least conspicuous member of the liberal
cabinet He, who In his former Incama-
tlon'of labor agitator loved nothing' more
than to raise hla voice In denunciation
of the crimes of the .capitalists, seldom
gets upon his feet in Parliament Some
say that this Is because he is out of sym
pathy ' with the advanced social reforms
of the government and with home rule
Certainly he Is out of sympathy with his
ild time "pals" , In the ranks of labor.
They cannot overlook the fact that he
attends court Iff knee breeches and gold
braided coat And they never fall to re
mind him, since ho' haa been drawing a
minister's salary of 125.000, that he once
declared it was Impossible for any man
to can more than $10,000 a year.
LONDON, Sept. 30. The new Japanese
battle cruiser Kongo, which has just
sailed from Plymouth for home, is taking
with It forty torpedoes of- a new and
secret design. These torpedoes, a twenty
one Inch weapon officially known as the
V. L., are as great an Improvement upon
the British admiralty's Hardcastle
weapon as that torpedo was upon Its cold
air predecessors. Both are propelled by
heated air, but while the Hardcastle had
a range of 3,09 yard,1 the V. L. can travel
from 10,000 to 12,000 yards as a speed of
forty-eight knots.
The trials of the Japanese order were
made under the personal supervision of
two officers of the Kongo, and the teat
were carried on with the greatest sec
recy. They are catd to have been highly
In a few weeks the company manufao
turlng this new weapon will begin work
on a larger order for delivery to' the
United States naVy.
LONDON, Bept S0.-Peorg Washing
ton 'of Nashville, Tcnn., a lineal de
scendant Of one of President Washing
ton's brothers. Is visiting Sulgrave Manor,
the ancestral home of the Washington
An option haa been secured on the
manor, which wilt be purchased by the
British committee for the celebration of
a hundred years of peace, aa a lasting
memorial of the occasion. It is said that
$75,000 is needed to complete the purchase
of the property, and white Joseph O.
Butler of Youngstown, 0 was here to
unveil the Ohio panel of the Pilgrims'
monument at Southampton, he offered
to raise $50,00o of the amount on his re-
rnla .
fh4 B
. m mm mi
The British committee hopes to ralso
the full amount In England and thus
make the presentation of the ancient
Washington home to the American people
one of the graceful acta of the cetebra'
papers are Issuing warning to brido
grooms under 49 years of age wt to
get married-thls month. If they persist
in planning weddings they may be mis-
sing when the hour arrives, for this
la the month when the War department
Is expected to give twelve hours' no
tice of mobilization for maneuvers. All
n.en under 40 yeara who are liable to
bear arms wilt be compelled to obey
the summons, and not even a wedding
will serve aa an excuse.
A World of New
Things at Rubel's
Tomorrow this store will be decked out in its New Fall Attire and will
be "At Home" to the people of Omaha. - .
We will. present to the view of all the callers tomorrow, a very unusual
display of new things in artistic furnishings for the modern home. All
the goods that were injured, even in thelightest degree, m our ware-
hmis'e fire of August 17th. were entirelv disnosed of in the verv success-
f ul sale which we held immediately following the fire. Since then OUR COMPLETE NEW FALL
STOCKS have arrived, together with some special purchases made for this occasion. These new
goods were placed in atemporary warehouse as they arrived and will he shown tomorrow in all
their completeness for the first .tune. As a result, wo are now able to present the newest, most at
tractive andi most artistic showing of things for the home to be shown in all Omaha.
Special Values for the Occasion
There will be many splendid offerings during this exhibition weeksome very unusual values. Tho list of under
priced goods is too long to mention in full, but we give a brief idea of their importance in the specials below.
MITr!! 17 PRFFIIT TFRMQ We re1uire smaller payments than any other store in
IriU vll EirliJlfjS Vliill 1 1 iiTIiJ Omaha. "We arrange the terms to suit you. You can buy
what you want here and pay" for it at your convemence. We aro more generous and ex
tend favors and concessions to our customers that would posi
tively be denied them at other stores. Wo invito you to enjoy
the use of this' more generous and helpful credit service.
This complete Bedrom Suite consists of five pieces-Bed, Pressor, Chiffonier, Chair and Rock
er. It is made of genuine Circassian walnut; is a very fine set of furniture. All pieces are large,
. roomy, massive, substantial. Mirrors are heavy French beveled plate. Special for this occasion
"VmitoW Jk.eU.on or "T8lbM" Style.
W hive this spendid Davenport made with the
"Unlfold" aotlon and also in the new 'I'ullnian Re
volving Seat" construction. In each case the bed is
fitted with improved sagless springs with steel sup.
port (you don't sleep on the upholstering.) In. each
case the mattress and bedding are held securely in
place when bed is closed. It Is made ot solid quar
ter sawed oak, Fumed, or Early English, or Golden,
or Mahogany, upnoisierea in
heavy Moroccoline leather,
fully guaranteed. A massive,
substantial extra durable
Davenport bed; tlS.OO value,
now at.
2-Inch Continuous Post Brass Bed
A very handsome and substantial brass
bed, full 2-ln. posts, large fillers, guaran
teed lacquer. You must
sea this bed to appre
ciate its value. Special
ly priced for this weelc. .,
A roomy, 5
drawer Chif
fonier, , oak
finished. X
splendid value
at the price
here quoted.
Bneoia.1 for
this sale only,
Here's a very massive buffet, full 5 feet long, made of quartered oak
in fumed or other finishes, drawer oottoms ana
cabinet interiors of bird's-eye maple, French
beveled mirror, lined; drawer: very high grade
Dunet, special, at
fr' visitors by securing one of theaexL
& 931 atwl folding cote S1.98
Genuine .
XVames are
made of solid
oak, different
finishes, rests
are upholster
ed in genuine
leather. A
very unusual
value at the
special price
$13.75 J
Women's Work and Crime
Modern Industry Dangerous to Woman's Character
Secretary New Tork Probation and Pro-
officer In the night court. New York.
(Exclusive Bervlce The Survey i-ress
Is the trend of modern Industry dan
gerous to the character of woman!" "Aa
an indistinguishable unit in the Industrial
hosts of today, Is she more or less anti
social in thpught and deed than as an
Isolated worker under the simpler con
ditions of, the pastr
These questions are aoked and consid-
tujsd in a report which Miss Mary Conyng-
ton maoe lor in imww (,stuw.u.
the relation between occupation and
criminality of women. I ! part of the
InvestlgaUon concerning women and child
wage etrners in the United States, pr-i
pared under the direction ot former Labor
Commissioner Charles jr. ein. miss
Conyngton endeavors to give answer to
the qyestlons from a studs or women
The conculstcn Is that the widening of
the industrial sphere of woman has not
been accompanied by a proportlorikte tn
creass in criminality, but as far as
change is perceptible It Is toward &
diminution of legal offenses.
Statistics were obtained from t.229
women offenders in six different stated
who had been convicted ot some offense.
An analysis ot 1.533 of the .r offenders,
whA had been gainfully employed, shows
that 77.E3 per cent had been engaged In
domestio or persoiuJ service; ia.7 per
cent in m&iuf&cturtng And mechanical
pursuits; 131 per cent In trade and trans
port&tlon, and .64 per cent in professional '
work. Comparing these percentages wit.
the percentage ot women in different oc
cupational pursuits throughout the com i
try as given in ti, lauieu States census
for 1900, it was found that a disproportion-
ate! number, varying from twice to six
times its representation, come from the
ranks of domestio and personal servlc
that manufacturing and mechanical pur
suits do not furnish , their full shore and
that trade and transportation. Including
all store and otflcei work, produce only
a small fraction ot tbelr proportionate,
share of offenders. ,
Inquiry as to thu earliest occupations
of the offenders in C27 cases indicates
that no proportion ot offenders beginning
In the higher occupational pursuits fall
kback into the ranks of domestio and per
sonal service and a study ot individual
cases shows that those , who pass from
one occupational group to another remali
for the most part on the same industrial
plane, thus controverting the theory that
any considerable number of women begin
ning in the h!ghe occupations seek to
conceal, their past by classing themselves
as domestio workers.
The great bulk of women offenders who
come repeatedly into the courts or who
offend In such a way as to show crimin
ality are divided according to this report
Into three classes moral imbeciles, men
tally defective and low grade women who
are In the main uneducated mentally, un
trained Industrially and undeveloped
morally. Because domestio and low grade
factory work draw the law grade work
ers, domestio. pursuits yield a large pro
portion of those who violate the laws. -Tho
newer occupations. It Is .reasoned, show
tar less than their proportion of women
offenders because they exercise upon
these women restraining Influences. At
the same time that there are more temp
tations there are also present more safe
guards against these temptations. It ts
inrerrea mat so rar as increased indus
trial opportunity has had any effect it
has been in the direction ot greater res
pect for law and that the apparent de
crease of criminality among woMen is
not only an accompaniment, but In part
8, consequence of their wider industrial
An inquiry In regard to the relation
ship between occupation and immorality
and the study of the cases of 100 women
who are leading lives of professional Im
morality, leads the Investigator to con
clude that there Is little connection be
tween occupation or want and immoral
ity. As a result ot Interviewing those
who work with women who have been
leading immoral lives, the Investigator
states that not, one person consulted gave
occupational Influences ta a leading cause
of immorality, and only two laid particu
lar stress on them as subsidiary causes,
also that not one worker assigned poverty
or low wages as a direct or immediate
cause ot Immorality- In the whole In-
the women had been driven Into wrone
doing by want Four classes of women
are considered the unmarried mother, the
qulry only five cases were found In which
the worker lifting them believed thad immoral life, but the Importance of the
girl who leaves and regains the accepted
path without any, general knowledge ot
her deviation, the occasional prostitute
and the profeslonally immoral woman. Ot
the women who had been leading profes.
slonally Immoral lives, a larger numbet
were employed as waitresses than In any
other occupation, and the wrong doing. of
the members of this group was found ta
he due not- to the temptations in this oc
cupation, but to the fact that the girlt
were non-moral or actively . immoral
Causes assigned for the Immorality ot
100 women include'betrayal and'desertloc
and unfortunate home conditions; a large
number ore classed as weak or vain oj
fond of excitement or indolent or easily
influenced, and others as moral perverts.
These results are taken to show that pi
downfall of women was due to causes
operative long before they entered the
Industrial world and that the entrance ot
these women Into industry was not res
ponsible for the existence of their im
moral tendencies and did not furnish la
the majority ot cases the occasion for
their manifestation.
Although the conclusions are based or
a small number of cases and little data
and it Is not always apparent that they
are clearly deductble from the facts given,
they are In general accord with the find
Ings of those who have studied tho prob
lem of the immoral woman closely. It li
true that domestio service and low grade
factory work attract the low grade work
ers and that the percentage of offenders
.coming from domestio pursuits is due to
this rthaer than to the dangers of dom
estio service. Tho occupational Influence
is small In comparison with other intlu.
ences in causing women to enter upon an
economic factor as an indirect Influence
and as it affects the homes from whlct
the girls have c6me, cannot bs overlooked.