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The Omaha Daily Bee
Advertising is the Life of Trade
TH tBrtmgH Th 8m to your cni
Mtntca, jrtmr oonpetttofa cnstarasrs,
Jton Bosathla. easterner,
VOL. XL11I NO. 213.
OMAHA, THVUSDAY MOTCNING, APRIL 2, VJU- FOUKTEKN PAGES.
On Train and at
Bote! ITtwa standi. So.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
ABOUT ONE HUNDRED
MILLION CAPITAL OP
ALL RESERVE BANKS
Figures Made Public from National
Banks Responding to Last
Call of Comptroller.
THEY ARE IN GOOD CONDITION
Statement Shows Them Prepared to
Meet New Law's Demands.
SURPRISE TO SOME OBSERVERS
Instead of Curtailment
Loans and Discounts.
, INDIVIDUAL DEPOSITS INCREASE
One Hundred nnd lilRh ty-Four Ap
I Ajlcntlonn Have Ileen SIndc
Since the Currency Act
, AViib Signed.
.WASHINGTON, April 1. The new fed-
elal reserve bunking system will start
vlth a total authorized capital of about
100,000,000 for all reserve banks. This fact
became apparent tonight when figures
wero made public from all national banks
responding to tho last call of tho comp-
troller of the currency, made March 4.
! Tho total capital and surplus of the
'7,194 national banks reporting was given
at about $1,78S,000,000. Under tho reserve
net each national bank must subscribe 6
per cent of Its capital and surplus to tho
capital of the reserve bank In Its district,
and 6' per cent of this total would be
about $107,000,000. There wcro only 7,43
national banks who signified In the legal
time their Intention to enter the system,
iso tho total 'would be somewhat reduced,
but the .entrance into the system of state
banks a"nd trust companis will tend to off-
WCl Ull?, UI1U 11 IB pUBBIUlU UlUk Willi II1VD-3
institutions figures in the capital of all
reserve banks will be near 1110,000,000.
Anthorlred to Demand the Rest.
The actual working capital of tho re
serve banks may only reach half this
amount, f6r the. law provides mandatory
subscriptions of only three sixths of the
total 6 per cent. The reserve board, tho
machine which will direct the system,
however, - is authorized to demand the
payment of the other three-sixths.
The statement today shows national
banks In excellent condition to meet tho
Cemands ot the new. law. Soma observers
were surprised by the fact that loans and
discounts have Increased instead of being
curtailed. Loans and discounts on March
4, 1914, amounted to $S,3o7,635,S9S, a gain
ever January 13, 1914, the time of tho
last call, of 1S2.1;,98.
Subscribing banks, muit begin payment
for their reserve bank stock thirty days
after the announcement! .of the district
and reserve cities, and It was believed
in sotne-'qiarterai, that today's statement
might show a decrease in loans and dls
counts because of this impending an
nouncement. Bank Shoirn in Shape.
The loan and discount Increase, taken
together with the fact that individual
deposltis increased In the same period
by more than $39,000, was said to be the
best indication that tho national banks
are' in shape to meet the demands of
tho new system.
According to the statement, the re
sources and liabilities of .the national
banks wero $tl,6$4,497,260 their capital
stock, S1.1S6.4S3.120. and thetr individual
deposltis, S6,1U,32S,437. Their reserves
were put at $1,547,692,375, an average of
21.62 per cent and $17,529,430 above the
amount required by law. The 'cash in
banks decreased since January, 1914,
about 114,000,000, but Increased over April,
1915, about 180,000,000.
During March ten new banks were au
thorized to begin business and since the
urrency act was signed there have' been
181 applications for conversion Into na
tional banks or for entrance into the
new 'system as state Institutions.
JIIH Falls Into Itlver,
PARK RAPIDS. Minn., April L-Under-mlned
by high water, a flour mill at
Osage toppled into tho river today and
is a total loss. The damage is estimated
at $15,000, The flood Is sweeping down
Straight river, carrying away bridges and
fei'ccs. and 'flooding the low lands. The
bridge and approach of the new state
blshway have been washed away.
forecast till 7 D. in. Thursday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
l'airj sugniiy cooler.
t a. ni.. 44
6 a. m 44
7 a, m
k a. in
b a. in
10 a. m
11 a. m
1 p. in
2 p. Ill
3 p. in. ......
4 p. m
5 p. in
a p. in.......
7 p. m
8 p. m
Comparative Local 'Record.
!4. la' '19'
Hlehesf yesterday SI 71 49 37
ivi vesterday 42 43 31
fSSn1!:::::::: T .CO .
l.i4.eiaiurc and precipitation uepai-
ltrfcn nt'tr. the normal;
Normal temperaturo ij
i.'v.m. for the day.
tor me uuy.....
Total excess fclnce March 1 49
Normal precipitation ui inch
Deficiency for the day 06 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1.... 1.52 Inches
Kxccss since March 1 07 inch
Excess for cor. period, 1913.... 1.68 Inches
Kxccss for cor. period, 1911.... 1.(0 Inches
lienor! from Stations at 7 I'. SI.
fetation and Etate Temp. High- Rain-
of Weather. i P-m.
t'heyenne. cloudy M
Denver, pt. cloudy. 62
Dea Moines, cloudy W
Dodge City. Pt. cloudy.,.. 64
l.andor. cfcar 4
umaha, clear K
Pueblo, ilear.. 60
Rapid City. Pt. cloudy.... K
fialt Lake City, pt cloudy 5&
Santa Ve, clear 68
Houx City. Pt. cloudy.... 44
valonllne. clear ott
T indicates trace oi precipitation.
L. A, WELSH, Local JfVjrecasttr.
REINFORCEMENTS FOR PEDS
Relief Column Under General Maas
Threatens Villa's Rear.
HERRERA IS SENT TO MEET IT
General Carransa Inform Foreign
Consnlts thnt Reports of the
Fall of Torrron I Pre
JUAREZ, Mex., April l.-At 1 o'clock
this afternoon General Carranza, through
Roberto V. Pcsquerlra, gave out a state
ment to the effect that tho federals still
hold tho general barracks and two
smaller barracks In Torrcon, This indi
cates that there have been no material
changes in military positions In the city in
JUAREZ, April 1. All Juarez waited
expectantly, nnd with et-mo anxiety today,
for definite news of General Villa's posi
tion In his attack on Torrcon. Reports
received by General Carranza here late
last night Indicated that fighting still
was In progress, and no idea was ob
tained as to when the relative positions
of the rebels and federals would change.
General Carranza today seems confident
that his military chieftain will conquer
tho federals under General Refugio Ve
lasco, and tho fact that heavy reinforce
ments for tho federal leader were said to
bo closely approaching Torrcon did not
serve to shako this confidence.
It is tho general belief here that both
armlds aro so worn and exhausted by
their long and hard fighting thai the
present action lacks much ot the virility
which marked tho robel conquest and tho
federal defense of Gomez Palacto.
A telegram from Gomez Palaclo to Gen
eral Manual Cliao at Chlhuhhua was
copied here. It is said that a train of
wounded left Gomez Palacto at 2 o'clock
this morning and added that at that hour
Miguel Dlebold, Mexican federal consul
at 131 Paso, made public a telegram from
General Joaquin Maas, the federal com
mander reported advancing to the relief
"Reported fall of Torreon untrue. Deny
all such reports."
The message was dated today and pur
ported to come from Saltlllo, Just cast of
Torreon, by way of Eagle Pass, Tex.
It was rumored hcrovthat one of Maas'
troop trains was destroyed by dynamite
at San Pedro de Las Colonias, a railroad
station between. Saltlllo and Torrcon.
Rebel Hold the Ontposta.
CHIHUAHUA, Mexico, April 1. Official
statement, given out at rebol military
headquarters at 10 a. m. today, said that
tho rebels occupy Gomez Palaclo, Lerdo
and some of the outskirts of Torreon.
The federals have fortified themselves
In some of the strongest buildings In the
last named city, the report adds, . , -
The federals, among cither defenses, are
occupying a big hotel on the plaza, while
the rebels have mounted guns a few
blocks away In the market hpuoe.
x rom time to time tne rebels nave pene
trated into varlbus parts of the city at
great sacrifice of life.
Whether fighting continues today was
not stated at headquarters. Recently
both sides have been cannonading spas
modically and desultory rifle fire has
been 'almost continuous.
Numerous trains carrying supplies of all
kinds leave here dally and tho hospitals
are full. That the fighting haa been the
most sanguinary of any modern revolu
tion in Mexico is admitted.
Reinforcement for Federals.
JUAREZ. Mex., April l.-Interest in
the situation at Torreon, where the great
battle ot the revolution remains unde
cided, became acute today with the news
that General Villa was called upon yes
terday to meet a new enemy In the form
of federal reinforcements coming from
The new column reported marching to
the relief of General Refugio Velasco,
the federal commander at Torreon, waB
said to be under the oommand of General
Joaquin Maas and to number between
4,000 and 6,000 men.
10 meei mm it was reported that Gen
eral Monclovio Herrera was detailed by
General Villa, and advices that an en
gagement had begun were hourly ex
pected. General Carranza today Informed the
American, British .and Gerrhan consuls
hero that reports of the fall 'of Torreon
Queer Kind of "Pure" Election
Held Over in Council Bluffs
rrom. Tuesday' Council Bluffs nonpareil
From evidence which deeloped In tho
afternoon yesterday all recorda were
broken In municipal elections In Council
Bluffs In what has every appearance of
having been a widely extended and sys
tematic plan of employing political
"workers" at $2 each.
Whether or not votes were purchased
thin newspaper will leave to the reader
and to the authorities to determine. It
gives the circumstances as they devel
oped. The Council BlulXa ofhee or the World
Herald seems to have been made at least
one of the paying offices for the workers.
Aronrrilnir tn the statement of C. L. West.
25 i the manager of the World-Herald Coun-
.filcHB.utf.ott.ee.... consented Sunday
evening to pay out to woruers a sum or
! money given him for tnat purpose, and
i . ....... certain m 0f money
-- ----- : ...
from J. J. Hughes, one ot tne managrrs
of the democratic campaign. Also that
he was Instructed by Mr. Duff to pay
men who presented cards signed by any
one of the names furnished him, 12.
Mr. West did this aa a matter ot ac
commodation, he taking It for granted
that the men presenting the cards were
Iloir Many Were PaldT
The Nonpareil has no recotyl ot the
number ot workers paid through this
office. But the number must have been
considerable for there was an overflow.
Three men with the magic cards ap
peared at the Nonpareil office, two doors
souts of the World-Herald office on
Pearl street The first man didn't make
his meaning clear, but finally gave the
TO PENSION WIDOWS
AND CHILDREN OF VETS
OP LATEWAR VOTED
Aid for Dependents of Those Taking
Part in Spanish, Island and
LOWER HOUSE PASSES BILL
Measure Carries, Two Hundred and!
Seventy-Six to Fifty-Four.
WILL REQUIRE $2,600,OC
Twelve Dollars mommy lor mat
' of Honorably Discharged.
MONEY ONLY FOR THE NEEDY
Inquiry Among Cninpn of "Old Sol
dier" Shovra Aliont Fonr Thou
sand 'Women to "Whom Pro
poned Act Wonlil Apply.
WASHINGTON, April 1. Pensions for
widows and minor children of the offi
cers and men who served In tho Spanish
war, the Phlllpplno Insurrection and tho
Boxer uprising In China, would be au
thorlzed by a bill, which passed the house
lato today, by a vote of 276 to 54.
Tho bill would grant $12 monthly to the
widow of an honorably discharged soldier
or sailor and $2 (two dollars) monthly
for each child under 16 years of ago,
provided that the widow shall have mar
ried tho soldier prior to tho passage ot
the bill. The. pensions are to be limited,
however, to widows without means of
support otthcr than their dally labor and
an actual net Income not exceeding $2M
An inquiry .among the camps of tho
United States war vetrans Indicated
there wore about 4,000 widows of men
who served In the Spanish war and the
Phlllpplno Insurrection. It is estimated
that an appropriation of $2,600,000 will be
required to pay the pensions.
in Omaha Get Good
April Fool Surprise
The first day of April brought a pleas
ant April fool surprise to nearly a score
of postal employes in Omaha and the
substations of tho Omaha postofflce In
the form of promotion with Increases In
salary 'amounting to $100 a year for caoh
person who was so recognized..- '
Each quarter of the year employes of
the ' poaUldepartiiient her who hav
shown special ability and merit in their
work are rewarded with this Increase In
salary, -which la termed by tho depart
ment as' -"promotion."
The Jitter carriers who were so re
warded are: William Bcal, John A.
Grimes, Frank A. D. Jones, Ernest U.
Kauffold, Edward E. Leigh, Oscar F.
Nelson, James G. Nlcklen.
Other employes under tho civil service
through tho postal department who were
rewarded for their services are: Cecil
A. Bacon, Albert J. Boro, Earl B. Clajk,
Earl Gaumer, Miss Mary H. Horn, Leo
W. Kennebeck, Edward B. Moore, Miss
Clara A. Peterson, Frederic Jk., Rttter,
Henry B. Suchy.
GRAND ARMY VETERANS
JOIN SPANISH WAR POST
LACROSSE, Wis., April 1. The entire
membership of the two local Grand Army
posts was taken Into honorary member
ship in the Casbcrg camp, United Spanish
war veterans at a banquet and joint
meeting last night. More than 100 former
soldiers attended the banquet and lis
tened to the toasts which emphasized the
common alms of both orders and the
fraternity between them.
Under the arrangements, which were
ratified by both orders a month ago,
this being the first instance of tho kind
in this state, and which was formally
carried out last night, the Grand Army
of the Republic members, without af
fecting the status of their own order,
...V. J'. . . ml0o v. vtiu jvuujiOl
Information that he had been directed
to the World-Herald office. He. was ad
vised that he was in the wrong place
and directed to tho proper office.
Later on two other men called with
the same tallsmanic cards, a plain round
cornered business card with two good
sized holes near one margin. One ot the
men was prevailed upon to say what ho
Messrs. Claude Cook, night editor of
The Nonpareil; B. W. Whlttler. city edi
tor, and W. P. Hughes, managing editor,
were in tne office at the time. Here is
the conversation which took place with
this visitor as taken by Mr. Whlttler:
I was in the inner office, talkintr to
Mr. Cook, when I notloed through tho
glass partitions a negro come In at the
door. 1 went out to meet him, and as
I did so Mr. Hughes came from his pri
vate omce. ine louowing conversation
"Something?" I asked.
The negro extended the card and said,
"la this where you take care of this?"
I took the card, noticed that It r-ad
the two holes punched, and Mr. Hughes
reached and took It from me.
"What is It for?" asked Mr. Hughes.
"Well, they said to bring It here to
th6 World-Herald, office and you would
know what it waJ."
"Yes." said Mr. Hughes, "that is all
right, but what Is It for?" .
"Well, they said you would know," said
"How much Is It?" asked Mr. Hughes.
"Two dollars," said the negro.
"Where did you get it?" (referring to
' "They gav It to me when I vot4,"
said the negro. '
"What is your name?" 1
"What is your first name?" said Mr.
(Continued on Page Two.)
I YOU WOULD KN
Drawn ' for The Bee by PowelL
ANTIS TAKE AN EXCEPTION
Those Opposed to Woman Suffrage
Protest Mrs. Elliott's Views.
MRS. CRUMPACKER ANSWERS
Leader Declare that Visitor Ma
llclonslr Thrnut at Other Camp
aa a Snhslllnle for Ileal
The antl-suffraglsts 0f .OjJUh m
greatly wrought uVover-a statement at
tributed to MrSj MaudHowo" ElITott, a
w'omftn suffraitfef -leader, Irj 'v-nwsp4per
Interview TUesflay. Mrs. J. W, Crum
(picker, representing the National Asso
ciation Opposed to Woman Suffrage,
speaking for Its leaders, tA well as tor
thu 6maha women Identified wjth the as
sociation, makes emphatic protest against
the language used by Mrs. Elliott, and
"It is not a trifling matter for a lafly
to visit a city for a day, and aa a total
stranger, to give, expression to such as
sertions directed against the good mo
tives of the ladles of this city who are
taking part in the anti-suffrage move
ment. The name of these Omaha ladles
ara of themselves enough to refute the
scandalous allegations found In the news
paper Interview attributed to Mrs. LI
llott, In which she makes statements that
aro unworthy of any woman. No woman
residing In Omaha would dare to make
such assertions respecting Jhose who
stand sponsors for the anti-suffrage
movement In this city. Their high stand
ing in the community will commend tho
movement to all, for they are ladles who
take part In the campaign upon the con
viction that the contention of the lead
crs of the anti-suffrage association Is
(Continued from Page One.)
Cruel Hoax Played
CHICAGO. April l.-A cruel first of
Aprlt joke perpetrated by some person
unknown to the police toaay causeu a
mob of more than 600 unemployed men
to congregate in a cold rain in front of
the Boo line freight' terminal. Before
tte men could be made to understand
that there was no basis for tho Teport
that the railroad wanted hundreds' of
workers, the mob surged against tho
steel gates, breaking tho locks and
poured into the yards shouting "We want
work"; "Give us the Jobs."
It took the police reserves nearly an
hour to clear the men out of the yards.
The perpetrator of the hoax will be sev
erely dealt with, It was said. If he can be
found. Some one gave out the tip among
the hundreds of unemployed men gath
ered along West Madison street In front
of the employment agencies.
The National Capital
Wednesday, April 1, 11)14.
Mat at noon. '
The Panama tolls exemption repeal bill
ram from the house to awalt'sxtlon.
Senator La Follette announced he would
disclose efforts to Influence the Interstate
Commerce commission In the eastern rate
Senator Kenyon called for a report on
what employes of the Department of Agri
culture, it any, are employed ty tne
a ; .
llsteLCOUNCIL BIUFF5 ft I I
mm 1 Lidi v,hj ;,v lira
svh i i hi i II i i rii ar LUr" . i rw1 . " n i i
Recessed ai 4:30 p. m. to 11:W p. ni.
Met at noon.
Legislative, executive and Judicial ap
propriation bill waa reported.
Public lands committee continued hear
ings on the bill to provide a leasing sys
tem tor mineral and oil lands on the pub
Indian committee heard claims ot the
Mississippi Choctaws to be enrolled In the
Pension appropriation bill, carrying
$169,000,000 was taken up.
Passed bill to pension widows and minor
children of officers and men who served
In the Spanish war, Philippine insurrec
tion and Boxer uprising.
Adjourned at 5 p. m. to noon Thursday.
Election" ill Council
I 1 i I c
OMAHA WORLD HERALD
COUNCIL DLUrri OFFICE
Cashier A, 0. Felt of
Superior Bank Will
Be Tried in Omaha
A. C. Felt, former cashier of the First
National bank of Superior, who Is Under
arrest here on an Indictment for misap
propriation ot the funds of the bank, will
be tried In the Omaha division ot the
United States district court. Instead of tn
Hastings division, where the indictment
The 'stipulation foi1 the- removal oMW
case from the Hastings to the Omaha
division waislgrfea ;by; jbUtf;(ct Altoriftyf
F.s H. Howell, f6r the United States, and
Bernard MeNeny of Red Cloud, attorney
for Arc. Felt. The-arsurnetU. was ari
proved by Judge W, H. MUhger.i nnd the
order made tor the transfer of the case
to the Omaha division.
Although It has boen repeatedly stated
that Felt would enter a plea of guilty, no
such plea has yet been formally brought
before the United States district attorniy
Women in St, Louis
ST. LOUIS, April l.-Crlmes against
women have Increased almost 100 per
cent In St. Louis since the board of po
lice commissioners a month ago abolished
tho segregated vice quarter. This Is In
dicated In tho police records ot tho last
month, published today.
Since tho resorts on Lucas avenue were
closed complaints have been coming In
from all parts of the city thut the former
Inmates of the segregated quarter aro In
vading tho residence and business parts
of town. I'ollco investigation has dis
closed that many women are now active
In manicuring and massage parlors.
A resolution now before the lower
branch ot the municipal assembly calls
for an Investigation ot the sudden In
crease in the number of these massaco
parlors In fashionable residence quarters
In a raid on a newly established mani
curing parlor in a South Bide residence
block a few days ago the police found
four women known to have been driven
from the segregated area.
Heath Tells of Sale
of Oats Plants and of
Fire in Fort Dodge
CHICAGO, Aprlt l.-Sale of the Fort
Dodge, la., and Jollet, III., plants of
tho Great Western Cereal company to the
Quaker Oats company In 1911 was toM
of today In tho hearing hero in the gov
ernment's nntl-trust suit against the
Quaker Outs company. A. C. Heath ot
Fort Dodge, formerly a director of the
Great Western company, but now put
of the oatmeal business, told of the
On Christmas day, shortly after the
sale, Mr, Heath said, tho' Fort Dodge
plant was discovered on fire. Mr. Heath
said that he hurried to the building and
discovered that In the part where the
flro started the automatic sprinklers had
been turned off.
Mr. Heath said that during his director
ship In the Great Western that company
failed to tako advantage of an oppor
tunity to purchase WtyjOO bushels of oats
that were needed to fill Its contracts at
a time when the purchaso would have
taved them from W,000 to $80,000.
Prohllia to Have Dally Orsan.
SPOKANE, Wash., April l.-Dr. How
ard A. Russell, founder and general man
ager ot the Anti-Saloon league, announced
hero today that a national prohlblttrr.
dally newspaper will be established In
Washington, D. C, In the nesr future.
Capital of $123,000 has been assured, said
Dr. Rusioll and a plant has been ob.
LAYS DOWN LAW TO ARMY
British Offioers Must Put Duty Be
fore Everything Else.
ONE EXCEPTION IS MADE
Homes Are In
Ulster May Leave
Temporarily In Case nt
.LOpOff. Aprn.lr-Te,, first Jil of
'Premier ' Asqulth IrPni new. capacity as
secretary or state for VarT'-Wa'slo clear
il the mystery aurroundlng ihb Instruc
tions glveh by the. war office to General
Sir Arthur Paget, commanderlnchlet in
Sir Arthur was summoned to London to
give His chief a personal account ot tne
orders ho had received and Issued, and
as a result of the conference Reginald
McKenna, the home secretary, who is
acting aa leader of the houhe, was able
to Inform the commons today that:
"Tho only question Genenll Paget put
or Intended to put to the commanding
officers. In Ireland was whether they were
ready to put their duty before any other
considerations, it was not Ms Intention
that this or any such question should
be put by the general officers to their
General Paget Informed tho general
officers of the promise given by tho sec
retary of war to officers whoso homes
were in Ulster to permit them to with
draw temporarily from their regiments
In the event of operations becoming nec
essary In Ulster and re requested the
general officers to find out Immediately
the number ot officers who would with
draw on this account.
The Irish commander-in-chief was
asked It any officer who could not claim
this exemption would be allowed to re
sign and replied that the result ot any
refusal to do their duty could only mean
their dismissal from the army."
Man Under Heavy
Bond Given Permit
to Go to Canada
NEW YORK, Aprlt l.-Albert Freeman,
who Is at liberty under $150,000 bail- pend
ing tho outcome of his appeal from a
ftvo-year prison sentence for using the
malls to defraud investors In mining
stockn, obtained fTom the federal court
today permission to leave the country,
provided he could get tho consent o.
his . bonf ncn. Ilia attorney explained
that Freeman wished to go to Canudu
In connection with certain mining urop
erty. The action of the court Is unusuaJ,
inasmuch as Freeman's offense Is not
extraditable. He was convicted with
Julian Hawthorne and- Dr. William .1.
Morton, recently released from the At
Lawyer Sent to Sing
Sing for Forgery
NEW YORK, April l.-Augustus M.
Price, for thirty years one of tho most
prominent lawayers In Brooklyn, was
today sentenced to serve from two and a
half to five years' Imprisonment in Sing
Sing, after pleading guilty to forging a
client's namo. Price's summer homo Is
one ot the show places of New Bruns
wick, N. J. He was democratic candidate
for district attorney of Suffolk county In
Chester A, Snider,
Cattle King, is Dead
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April l.-Chester
A. Snider, at one time known through
out tho southwest as a cattle king, died
of heart disease at his home here today
at the age of C4. Qf late years he had
not been in business. Mr. Snlder'a father,
Andrew J. Snider, was a leading cattle
man In the old, Indian territory.
Name Nine Delegates Who Go to
State Camp at Hastings of
REGULARS IN THE MINORITY
Magncy and Styer Favored for Dele
gates to the Toledo Meeting.
TALBOT REGIME IS. DENOUNCED
Omaha Favored for Place of Hold
ing the Triennial "athcring.
HEAD CAMP OFFICERS GRILLED
Present Mnnnorenient of the Order
DralRiint.Ml nn Mnchtnc Rale nntl
Jlniicj- I, nod for Political
Charles Grau, Bennington, 4113.
J. W, Goodheart, Omaha. VX.
J. V. Harnett, Omaha, I'JJ.
P. I Dcvol, II. & M., 915.
H. II. Htyer, Magnolia. 1S3J.
Louts Kaapcr, Nebraska, 4771.
A II. M unlock. South Omaha, 1095.
J. J llrccn, Merchants, 40fS.
Janicn McTear, Klk City, 164S.
A, Hold, Omaha, 1
William Nollman, Omaha. 130.
C. U. Sutton. Roqk Springs, 66M.
tames O'llnin, H. & M, 913.
V, 8. Tucker. Florence, 4105.
.1 Onodeck, Nebraska. 4771.
li. V. Crevlston. South Omaha, IMS.
11.' S. Armstrong.. Benson 3954.
Recommended for delegated to tne no,
ueorgo a, Aiagncy anu u. it. siyer,
J, J. lirecn and A. II. Murdock.
Douglas county's convention of the
Modern Woodmen of America held yester
day Bftcrnoon at Odd Fellows' hall In
South Omaha, elected nine Insurgent del
egates who will go to the stato camp at
Hastings next month on a Insurgent plat
form to which they are bound by Ironclad
Instructions. Going further the convention
Instructed Its delegates to recommend
Gcorgo A. Magncy and B, II. Styer ot
Omaha to tho state convention for dele
gates to the head camp, to be held June
II at Toledo,
J. J. Broen ot South Omaha and J. W
Barnett of OmaliH, two of the leading In
surgents and accredited with tho reputa
tion of being most radically opposed to
tho higher rales nnd the Talbot regime,
were chosen delegates to the stale con
vention next month, but Brccn'a chances
tor deleuto to tho head camp were de
feated by tho united, force ot the mod
erates and tho higher-raters, who en
dorsed iMagntiy and Styer. peach camp
fell Into line for Magney, who polled
nearly every ono of'the ITT votes of the
The convention was electrical with the
play of tactics by both sides. Nelsdtv. W
Pratt ot Omaha appeared 16 be the chosen
spokesman of tho higher raters, although
Charles Witt ot Omaha had to be reck
6ned with also.
Tho high raters, as they were called,
played no small game of obstruction, but
fought every step of tho way to make t l;o
overwhelming majority realize the Im
portance of each step In tho election of
tho delegates and tho selection ot the
platform which will In a great me&suro
influence the voto of the state at the
natfona! convention In June.
Hreen Temporary Chnlrman.
3. J, Breen, well known as the head
of tho South Omaha lodge welfare com
mttteo, was chosen temporary chairman of
tho meeting, which was called to order b
Clork Earl Cox ot tho local camp. P. V
Devol of Omaha waa chosen temporary
secretary nnd Earl Cox appointed assist
ant secretary. Without further delay com
mittee on credentials was appointed, com
posed ot.Kndros, Grau, Crevlston, Noll
man and Hubcr, Tho committee reported
favorably on all credentials and the tem
porary officers of Iho convention were
Dr. M. Dunham, Louis Keeper, Gcorgo
Kleffner, A. U.' Andrews and J. Fcddte
wero appointed to draft resolutions. While
they wero in the anteroom Chairman
Brecn addressed the convention on the
pleasure experienced by South Omaha in
entertaining the delegates. George Mag
ney responded. Ho Twitted the chairman
on tho atmosphere of South Omaha, but
bespoke fairness, honesty and submission
to the. majority will of tho convention.
A, H. Murdock urged harmony and the
necessity of working together. The con
vention was In no mood for talk, it
wanted to, work.
Charles I'nltt of Omaha moved that
nominations for delegates to the state
convention be made while the resolutions
committee was drawing up its report.
Chairman Brecn ruled him out of order
and Unltt appealed to the .convention.
A vote was being taken on the appeal
when the resolutions committee returned
Insurgents Klert Delegates.
Dr. Dunham, chairman of the resolu
tions committee, made his report and rec
ommended the Incorporation of three ad
ditional resolutions presented by the Elk
(Continued on Pago Two.)
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