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    The Omaha Daily Bee
TIIE WEATHER,
(iie day's happening eTfwy day.
If folks don't road yonr store
nerra erery day, it's your fault.
Fair
VOL. XLIV NO. 31.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, .in A" 124, 1914 TEN PAGES.
On Trains and at
Ilottl Hews stands, Se.
SINGLl.' COPY TWO CENTS.
NOMINATION OF
JONES WITHDRAWN
BY THE RESIDENT
Message Reaches Senate While Reed
Is Making Speech Against
Confirmation.
CHAMPION SOKOL OF
UNITED STATES,
THE
FIRST WIFE OF
CAILLAUX IS PUT
UPON THE STAND
The Unwelcome Visitor
CIVJL SUIT FILED
TO DISSOLVE NEW
HAYENJOMBINE
Government Alleges Railroad and
Associnted Trolley and Ship
Lines is a Monopoly.
ing Her Husband
unfesses Having
a Mistress.
PLACES PRISONER ON THE RACK
ITS DISSOLUTION IS ASKED
P Everybody Roads
IS ACCOMPANIED BY LETTERS
One from Chicagoan Asking Name
Be Dropped and Other Accept
ing Suggestion.
Mill I
EXECUTIVE RELUCTANT TO ACT
Explains His Reasons for Taking
Cou.Me He Has.
WOULDN'T HALT PROGRAM
Not Willing; In Allorr llnrveiier
Mnn to Continue an Font Itnll
In Content.
WASHINGTON. July 23. President
Wilson late today withdrew the nomi
nation of Thomas D. Jones of Chicago
to bo a member of the Federal Reserve
heard.
The president's message ending the bit
lerest appointment fight of his odmlnln
tratlon reached the senate while Senator
Reed was making a vigorous speech In
opposition to Mr. Jones confirmation on
account of his connection with the so
called harvester trust
With the withdrawal wore sent lotters
exchanged by tho president and Mr.
Jones, the latter asking that his name
be withdrawn on account of embarrass
ment It was causing the administration
and the president reluctantly accepting
th suggestion. President Wilson wrote
he was not willing to allow Mr. Jones to
continue as a "foot ball" In the contest
that had arisen and did not want a per
sonal matter to Interfere with a program
of great constructive legislation ncarlng
completion.
President Wilson's letter to Mr. Jones
read:
"My Dear Friend: Your leter of tho
twentieth of July brings to me, I think,
more kinds of regret than any other letter
I ever received: Regret, first of all, that
tho country should loose tho Invaluable
services of such a man as I and all fair
minded men who know you at all, know
you to be; regret that I should have
brought upon you so unpleasant an ex
perience In which you were treated with
gross and manifest lnjustlco; regret that
such circumstances should seem even for
the moment to bo associated with appoint
ment to high office under tho great gov
ernment of tho United States, represent
ing a generous, fair and honorablo peo
ple; regret that the orgonlzatlon of a
great Unnklng systwm should be so em
btirriif'Md and obstructed.
"You need not thliflc that anything In
the present circumstances has, embar
rassed me In the least. It causes me not
the slightest embarrassment. I have no
moment o hesitation or flagging enthusi
asm In standing by men whom I honor
and bcllevo In. It gives mo nothing but
pleasure and exhillratlon to stand by
them at any time and to any extent. You
may leave my feeling (my feelings for
myself) out of the reckoning.
Seiinte Not to lllrtme.
"The aspect of this matter, which seems
to me of gravest concern and conse
quence, Is that the choice of members of
the federal reserve board of the new
banking system should have been an oc
casion of partisan alignment and action.
The adverse report on your nomination
to which you Justly refer as unfair and
untrue is, of course, not to be charged to
tho feeling or action of the senate of tho
United States, or to anything for which
that great body as a whole can be held
responsible. The report Is signed only by
the minority members of tho committee
'and by two members of tho majority who
havo usually acted with them. There Is I
no reason to believe that either dn'lts J
temper or in Its conclusions that report
represents tho attitude of tho new na
tional banking system, a system conceived
and enacted with no element of partisan
ship In its objects or provisions, might
havo been free from this unfortunate and
ominous Incident."
Ilnliy Drink Carbolic Acid.
IjINDSAY, Neb., July 23. (Speclal.)
A young son of Joseph Polcln, who lives
' three miles northwest of here, got hold
of some carbolic acid that had been used
to kill tho small ants, drank some of it
and died three hours later.
The Weather
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair; no important change In tcmpera-
.ture.
Tenipernture at
Omaha Yesterday.
Hours. Deg.
5 a. m TO
C a. m 63
7 a. m TO
8 a. in 71
9 a. ro. .... .. 73
10 a. m. ...... ...... 75
11 a. m 77
12 ra. 81
1 p. m 83
2 n. m ss
3 p. m 89
p. Ill 91
5 p. ra 91
6 p. m 90
7 p. m 90
8 p. m so
Comparative Ioenl Itrcord.
1914. 1913. 1912. 1911.
Highest yesterday 91 78 101 81
Lowest yesterday ..0... C& 64 76 6.
Mean temperature....... SO 71 88 TO
Precipitation 00 .14 .00 .08
Temperaturo and precipitation depart
ures from the normal:
Normal temperature 77
rcxeess ror me aay 7
Total excess since March 1 301
Normal precipitation 12 inch
Deficiency for the day 12 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1... 14. 49 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 2.73 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1913.. 2.66 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1913. . 7.46 Inches
Reports from Station at 7 P. 31,
Station and State Temp. High- Rain-
of Weather.
7 p. m. est.
fall
Cheyenne, part cloudy... 72 78
Denver, part cloudy 80 86
'Dea Moines, clear 91 96
.L.ander, clear 8i 84
INorth Platte, cloudy 82 86
-Omaha, clear 90 91
Puoblo, clear 80 84
Rapid City, clear SS 66
Salt Lake City, clear.... 84 $4
Santa Fe, cloudy tfi 74
Sheridan, dear 84 88
Rlou'x City, part cloudy.. 90 90
Valentine, rain 72 8G
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hank i-um.k
Ail-Around Athlete from t'edar Rapids,
Iowa.
VISITING ATHLETES AT WORK
National Tournament of Tel Jed
Sokol Opens with Parade.
THOUSANDS OF GUESTS IN CITY
Jlrncek, Present Champion, Paul
mill Itrlz HeKurilejl n'n Trio of
Winners In 1Mb Nation
Content of Hohemlnnn.
After a parade of all contestants from
Turner hall to Rourke park at 7 in
tho morning, tho national quinquennial
tournament of Tel Jed! Sokol began, with
189 Turner men, 140 Turner girls and
several score of Juniors entered, thou
sands of out-of-town Bohemians attend
ing, Ideal weather prevailing and every
indication pointing to tho best tourna
ment ever held In the United States.
Many Omahans went to tho pari: to
witness the feats of the sokol gymnasts
and athletes, who put on exhibitions
that surprised tho spectators. A still
larger crowd attended tho afternoon
session, and as the finals In tho various
events are reached and the competition
-becomes keener It- Is expectd that the
grandstand and bleachers of the ball
park will be filled with admiring
throngs.
The tournament will conttnuo all day
today, a big street parade will bo given
Saturday afternoon, and tho main ex
hibition, announcement of winners and
awarding of diplomas will occur Sunday
afternoon, when a special program of
entertainment and speaking will end the
affair.
Three Preiltnlile Winners.
Contests In the morning brought out the
three most-talked-about Turners, who
are touted by those wrto know, to bo tho
probable winners of tho tournament.
They are Frank Jlrasek of Cedar Rap
ids, present Turner champion of Amer
ica; Frank Paul of Plzenskl Sokol, Chi
cago, and Frank Krlz of the New York
Sokol.
Jlrasek and Paul ranked first and sec
ond in the morning In the finals of tho
contest on the side horse, making 24.1 and
24 points respectively, out of a possible
25. That was tho only apparatus compe
tition that went to a final this morning.
Jlrasek and Kris tied In the horizontal '
bar competition between their two teams,
and their scores of 24.2 points each on
that apparatus aro expected to stand as
tho best in the finals on the horizontal
bar.
Those who know these three men and
the conditions of the contests predict that
each will placo first, second or third in
the tournament, with lively competition
among the three for tho premier position.
Every man in the tournament must enter
every event, so that only all-round ath
letes and gymnasts have any chance to
win honors, and the man who gains the
coveted first place is Indeed an athletic
wonder.
Jlrasek of Cedar Rapids, the present
(Continued on Page Two.)
Barnes Says He Will
File Suit for Libel
Against Roosevelt
NEW YORK. July 23.-Chairman Wil
liam Barnes of the republican state com
mittee announced today that lie had in
structed his counsel to bring suit for libel
against Theodore Roosevelt, based on
Colonel Roosevelt's statement of last
night attacking Mr. Barnes and endorsing
the candidacy of Harvey D. Hlnman for
the nomination for govcror at tho repub
lican primaries.
The amount of damages for which Mr.
Barnes would sue apparently had not
been determined at the time he Issued his
statement. It was said, however, that It
would be for a substantial sum.
The suit will be brought In the supreme
court. Mr. Barnes announced, within a
few days.
"I have nothing whatever to say In
reply to Sir. Roosevelt's diatribe except
that it lacks dignity, self-restraint and
Is without foundation," reads Barnes'
! statement. "When an Issue of this kind
is raised by a person of suah prominence
one has but one of three courses. To
submit to the aspersion, to enter into
an unseemly personal controversy, or to
appeal to the courts, in order to enable
that ierson who utters the libel an op
portunity to produce legal evidence.
"I deny the truthfulness of every state
ment made by Mr. Roosevelt in his publi
cation this morning and have-instructed
my counsel to bring an action for libel
without delay against him."
Spectators Greet Her Words with
"Bravos " Evidently Taking
Fancy to' Her.
CANNOT REFER TO HER NOTES
Casts Long Glance at Defendant
After Making Spiteful Remark.
RULING CAUSES MURMURING
rinvil Objects to .Inilnc'n Oevclellnir
(lint Jury f'nn Settle for Itself
nn to Truth of Rvl
ilenee. PARIS. July 23. -Judge Louis Albanel's
-rurt in tho Palaco of Justice, whero
Mine I'aillaux. wife of the former pre
mier. Is undergoing trial for the murder
.n March 16 of Gaston Calmettc, editor
' ihp Figaro, was as crowded as ever
v lien the fourth hearing started today.
Many of the people had come to see Jo
seph , calllaux confronted, according to
tho practice of tho French courts, with
former Premier Louis Barthou, who had
been subpoenaed as a witness.
Mmo. Calllaux took her placo tn the
prisoners' enclosure punctually at noon.
Sho carried In her right hand a little
vial of smelling salts and a notebook.
Tho testimony of the first three wit
nesses today concerned the two private
letters which the defenso seeks to show
Gaston Calmctte Intended to publish.
Gaston Dreyfus, a banker and a friend
of tho murdered editor, came to the stand
and explained that the ftienttst, Paul
Painleve, who had yesterday testified
that M. Dreyfus had told him tho Figaro
was going to publish a number of private
letters, must havo misunderstood him.
He had referred to the Vlctorl Fabre ro
ports on tho Rochetto swindle affair and
not to tho private letters about which he
know nothing.
Threat to Print Letter.
An official of the Treasury department,
Andre Rclssler, testified to being present
during a conversation of a group of
Journalists In the lobby of the Chamber
of Deputies when It was stated that let
ters shortly would be published.
Francis Dcsclaux, chief private secre
tary of M. Calllaux, when minister of
finances, declared that Andre Vervoort,
editor of the Paris Journal, came to him
and told him Madame Gueydan had pro
posed to him to publish two letters which
she produced. He had, he said, informed
M. Calllaux of this and he exclaimed;
"But those are letters which were
stolen from me. I hope no newspaper
man can be found to publish them."
Tho rapid succession of witnesses was
Interrupted by tho comfrontatlon of
Gaston Dreyfus nnd Paul Pnlnleve, both
of whom maintained tho accuracy of
their deposition with considerable heat.
Amid much murmuring among tho pub
lic. Judge Albanel ended the Incident by
saying tho Jurors must be left to decide
for themselves as to the accuracy of
the evidence.
First AVIfe of Cnlllaux Appears,
Mndamo Gueydan, a slender woman of
medium height, then camo Into court.
She was dressed simply In black and
woro a small blue hat with blue feathers.
She looked to be 33 or 36 years old. Her
face was drawn In tragic lines, her black
eyes showing from great sockets In her
wasted cheeks. Sho seemed 111, but cho
walked with calm dignity past her former
husband, standing In front of the Judges1
and the Jury. Tho witness asked If t.he
might refer to her notes, but tho request
was refused by tho Judge.
"Thero have been so many lies told,"
said Madame Gueydan, "that my notes
are absolutely necessary If only to fix
dates. Was not M. Calllaux allowed to
read from papers? I am confronted with
a mountain of lies which I must climb
and break to pieces one by one. I nm
alone. I havo no husband to defend me."
In saying this, Bho cast a long glance at
Madame Calllaux, who, however, did not
look at her.
"You ore not hero to accuse." Interposed
Maltre Labor). "You will find nothing
but courtesy and deference for yoursolf
If your role Is simply that of a witness.
But if you conio hero to accuso then you
will find me In front of you as a de
fender of my client."
Madame Gueyden: "If you have spoken
of me to M. Calllaux he will havo told
you that at least I have courage."
This was spoken In a challenging tone
and called forth "bravos" from the spec
tators, whore sympathy sho semed to
havo from the moment sho entered the
court room.
The Judge then, himself, addressed the
witness, saying questioning In order to
give her a start:
"Disagreements arose n your homo?"
"There were no disagreements. "
She continued: "Our domestlo llfo was
tender. No one knows. Not even ye u,
Mr. President, and absolutely no one
knows about this affair."
Got Letter from llntinuel.
Judge Albanel: "Nevertheless you and
your husband had a reconciliation over
something anil the letters wore burned.
Will you explain?"
Madamo Gueydan: "The first letter
which appeared do you know who gave
i that to mo? M. Calllaux. Ha did It at
tho ministry of finances In 1908.
i Madame Gueydan: "I had never sub
i pected that my husband had a .nlitress.
' I first knew it when he threw himself at
my knees and asked my pardon. He hiiin-
bleel hiuiEOlf and i pardoned him. but
I the day after ho returned to this person.
I did not cease to believe his lying talk
I believed that the evil surrounding my
home had gone, for I thought I saw the
bottom of his heart In his tears."
lomi rnilets Appointed.
WASHINGTON, July S3. Among
candidates for admission to Wont Point
Military academy in 1915 already ap
pointee), the War department announced
today are:
Iowa Clyde Pelly. Cedar Rapids, la.;
Vincent Balrar. alternate. Montlcello,
Merlyn Bridges, alternate, Monteur.
'' -I sontJHm ) S
Drawn for Tho Beo by Powell.
RUSMISEL WITNESSES WEEP
Tell of Alleged Abuse by Attorney
for Complainant'j.
MISS ALDERMAN TAKES STAND
Chief Witness Amilnxt llend of the
C'eiinnierce School Testifies After
Ilepcnteel Deinanels from
I)ef enilnn t'R Attorney.
Weeping witnesses camo out of tho
Board of Education rooms, where
charges of 'lidlBcreetiiess" against
Principal L. C, HuHmlsol of the Omaha
High School of Commorco arc being
eecrotly heard. Attorney K. V. Slmeral,
for tho prosecution, had nbuscd them,
they said.
Chairman A. C. Kennedy and other
members of the' committee threatened to
put Mr. Simernl out of tho room "If he
did not calm himself."
"ll"e apparently Is Incapable of con
trolling, himself when tho evidence goes
against iilm," said Attorney C. A. Gosn,
for Mr. Rusmlsol.
Mr. Slmeral came out of the room
greatly excited.
"Even If It's so," ho exclaimed to
Phillip Horan, a party to the complnlnt,
"even If It's so "
Seeing reporters he addressed himself
to Mr. Horan In a lowereel voice.
Mrs. N. H. Nelson, president of tho
Omaha Woman's club, who hoard tho
clash between Mr. Slmeral nnd tho Rus
mlsel witnesses, was also weeping when
she camo out of tho trial room.
"Slmeral called mo a liar, a scalawag
and a scoundrel," said I. L. Urawfonl, a
teacher at tho Omaha High School of
Commerce. "Ho lost his head compfotoly.
There Is no telling how much further he
would have gone If the members of tho
board had not threatened to throw him
out if ho did not desist."
Chief Wltnen Kxninlneel,
The trouble startod following the grill
ing through which Miss lidlth Alderman,
chief Informer ngalnit Mr. Rusmlsel,
passed at the hands (ft Attornoy Goss.
Miss Alderman had refused to go on
the stand, but such pressure was brought
to bear by Mr. RusmiHol and his attorney
that the complaining attorneys yielded
and permitted her to testify.
N. C. Wood, a teacher at the commerce
school, and his wife went on tho stand
tn discredit Miss Alderman and tho re
ports sho had spread. They testified that
sho had "gossiped about every school
official from Superintendent Graff down."
Mr. Wood said his wife had forbidden
her to come to Mrs. Wood's china paint
ing classes lccauso of tho manner In
which she gossiped
Mr. Brawforel and Miss Alice Belle
Hoskln gavo evidence reflecting on Miss
Alderman's standing. This evidence, was
what started tho vtolenco with which Mr.
Slmeral handleel the witnesses.
Miss Hoskln waa weeping violently
when she camo from the examining room.
All of the witnesses were greatly in
censed. Representatives of ar. RUBmlsel Inti
mated that the "whole thing had been a
framcup and that tho case against Rus.
mlscl had been thoroughly exploded."
Miss Alderman was on tho stand for
half an hour. Attorney Slmeral said her
testimony was "meager" and donlcd that
sho was the prosecution's chief witness.
Superintendent K. u. Graff returned
from OkoboJI, where ho Is spending his
vacation, and went on tho witness stand.
James Knotts, a teacher nt the Omaha
(High Schoeil of Commerce, returned
from Ids lionoymoon to testify In Mr.
Rusmlsel's behalf.
Mr. Rusmlsel wont on In his own de-1
fense at the afternoon hearing. Mrs.
Rusmlsel also took tho stand.
The hearing was adjourned until today
to glvo Mr. Slmeral an opportun'ty to
present witnesses In rebuttal.
The Judiciary committee will report Its
findings to the entire board August 3.
COMPLETE HARMONY
IN ADAMS CONVENTION
HASTINGS, Neb.. July 23.-(8peclal Tel
egram.) Completo harmony prevailed to
day In Adams county republican conven
tion. I. D. Kvans presiding, declared the
gross extravagance of the last legisla
ture would bo a factor In a sweeping re
publican victory this year.
The stato delegates chosen aro:
Jacob Holler, Henry Boeder, Adam
Urocele, J. W. Shaw, W. G. Saddler, J.
N. Clarke, M. A. Hartlgun, Ralph K.
AclHinn. I. D. Kvans. II. F Smith, U. A.
Mom oo. F.rirk Johnuem, Nells Nicholson,
II. U. Smith, V. J. Coatcs, C. It Hart.
WANTF.D
YOt'NG man over 23 year of .mo
with experience in city or coun
try bank cm obtntu permanent
Rtid highly remunerative position.
Give references and full particu
lars as to previous employment In
first letter. Correspondence confi
dential. For further information about
this opportunity, see the Want
Ad Btotlon of today's
Funeral of Fried
Is Held at Fremont
FREMONT, Neb., July 21.-(Spcclal Tel
cgram.) The funeral of William Fried
was held from his late rcHldcnco this
afternoon nnd was very largely nttendcdi
Tho services wero conducted by Dr. F.
M. Slsson of tho Methodist Episcopal
church, of which Mr. Fried was a mem
ber. Fremont lodgo Ancient Free ami
Accepted Masons attended In a body and
took charge of the services at the grave.
A delegation from- Mtf abo'r cormnanderyr
Knigms Tcmpiar, noted its escort. J no
buriul was at Rldgo cemetery.
In compliance with the proclamation of
Mayor Ucrro the flag on the city halt
was displayed at half mast and the banks
and business houses wero closed from
1:30 to 3 o'clock. Tho offices of tho Nye-Schnelder-Fowler
company were closed
during tho day.
A large number of relatives and former
buslnoss associates from out of tho city
wero present. Tho 'pallboarors were L.
D. RIchurdB, T. L. Mathews, Frank Fow
ler, Paul Colson, Ray Nye and
Kccno.
L. M.
Governor Welcomes
Highway Boosters
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, July 23.-(SpocIal.)-Gov-ernor
Morchead and a party of nowspa
per men this morning departed for tho
Kansas line, where they will meet Go
vrnor Hodges of Kunsas, who. with a
number of Kansuns composo a bodyguard
for tho Meridian road boosters, who there
will complcto their tour of Kansas.
Tho road boosters aro composed of
Toxans and officials gf tho Meridian road,
which runs along the sixth meridian
from Dallas, Tex., to Winnipeg, Canada.
Governor Morehead nnd his following of
newspaper mon will conduest the bejoBtors
across the state to the South Dakota
line, whero tho governor of that state
and a party will meet them.
Tho Nobrnska men will conduct the
boosters to Hebron, whero a meeting will
be held tonight. Another meeting will
! 1,0 hcld nt lumhus Friday night and
mo boosters wm do lurnca over to me
South Dakota men Saturday night
Madison Democrats
Endorse Morehead
NORFOLK, Nob., July 23.-(8peclal Tel
ogram.) Madison county democrats en
dorsed Governor Morehcad's administra
tion In their resolutions here this after
noon. DEGREE OF HONOR DELEGATE
FROM SIXnTH DISTRICT MEET
KEARNBY. Neb.. July 23,-(Bpocal
Telegram.) Tho annual convention of the
Degree of Honor lodgo of the Sixth Ne
braska district, comprising thirty central
towns, convened here today with fifty
delegates In attendance. A two days' ses
sion will be held, during which Interest
ing business Is to be transacted.
The National Capital
Tlnirnetny, Jnly -.'!, I.
The Senate,
Met at noon.
Investigation of discrimination In south
ern coal rates was contlnuod by an in
vestigating committee.
Tho administration trust bills awaited
formal consideration.
The llnnae.
Public lands sub-eommlttee dlsoussoel
with Secretary Daniels a bill for tempo
rary development of disputed oil lands In
California.
Judiciary committee favorably reported
bill to create additional federal Judgeship
In southern district of Georgia.
PLATFORM OF IOWA DEMOS
Meeting Outlines Declaration
Principles for the Campaign.
of
SIDESTEP SUFFRAGE UESTI0N
.No Mention Is Made of the Tem.
pernnce hiinri Pronlilrnt Wil
son In Given tin lCnilorae
iiient. The. elcmocrats of Iowa left the liquor
Issue entirely alone. In the platform
adopted ut tho slato convention at Coun
cil Bluffs yesterday nfteruoort. They
left the miff rago question .an .good as
alone, since all they did In their platform
wns to Insert a plank admitting that they
bellovo tho Initiative and referendum to
bo tho best method of submitting- "such
matters as woman suffrage, questions of
extraordinary state expenditure, and
similar questions of state wlda Im
portance." This, was all the women got after a
do'zc'ft 'zealous workers lingered In tho
aisle outside the. door pf (he resolutions
committee In (lie Grand hotel for four
hours while the committee members, hot,
thirsty, nnd lunchless totted over' the I
planks of tho platform that Is to guldo!:""" v" . "7
the democrncy of the state In the cam
palgn.
This was all the temperance workers
got nfter having the Woman's Christian
Temperance union represented before the
committee; after having the Constitu
tional Prohibitory Amendment a.isocl-
atlon. nnd the Iowa Business Men's'?"'1 from 'n Rhdo
Tomperanco association represented be
foro tho committee.
Dlnnerlcss sat tho dozen women In the
nlslo waiting for an audience with tho
committee and dlnnerlcss sat the repre
sentatives of tho temperance organi
sations In tho hall until I o'clock In tho
nftcrnoon. And dlnerless tolled the reso
lutions committee until It finally reported
to the convention at 4 o'clock.
But tho woman suffrage people had
no largo vote with which to threaten the
democrats this fall.
Tho prohibition workers had no espe
cially solidified voto tlioy could threaten
tho democracy with.
IlnrUe.n t olhe Voice's,
On the other hand, the German Alliance!
eif Iowa had a large and solid vote. Rev.
G. V. Braun of Atlantic, appeared be
fore the committee, holdlnk 10,000 vote!
of tho German Alliance, and asked only
tl at tho democrats bo "sane" In handling
tho liquor epiestlon. Ho wanted "sane
laws, not prohibitory laws
The committee barkened to the voice
of 40,001) votes, and refused to touch tra : secured the lines south, and .after the
the eiuestlon In the platform nt all. ' Boston & Malno had taken up most of
On a single plank alone did n little fight 1 those north, In turn took over the Boston
occur vhcn It came to tho convention & Maine- and became the almost undls
floor. This was on whether or not to ' puled master of the field from the coast
favor pensioning school teachers In the I
state. Tho platform, as read, favored
it. Charles Miller of Waverly moved this
plank bo stricken enit, and mado a
lengthy speech, llo held that since the.
teachers In tho stato nrc already pro
tected by graduated minimum wage law
there Is no call for a pension and a pen
sion would be a great burden on the tax
payers. Mlko llealy of Fort Dodge made a plea
In favor of the pension. "For God's sake, I
"he cried, "let's get economy some other
way than attacking the school teacher." i
T. J. Fltzpntrlck of Duhuquo also made
a plea for tho pension. It carried by an
overwhelming vote.
Immediately following tho vote on the
adoption of tho platform as a whole was i
taken and almost unanimously carried. ;
I'liuikN eif the Plntfeirm. I
The platform endorses the national ad- .
ministration, specifying details of the 1
work tho administration has accom- '
pllshed. It censures Senator Cummins of '
Iowa for his rocent attack on President
Wilson. It pledges Itself for a female
labor law to prohibit the working of girls
and women moro than ten hours in any
one day and more than fifty-four hours
In any one weok. It advocates a free
labor exchange for the state; favors In- '
troductlon of Industrial and technical ed
ucation In the reformatories;, favors ex- ,
tension of the school system so that all
children, rich and poor, shall have equal i
advantages In the pursuit of academic, I
Industrial and technical training; favors i
revision of tho banking laws of tho state
so as to give the people the advantage j
of tho new currency and banking bill;
churgos the present state administration
with extravagance; favors child labor
law and would penallzo employment of
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New Haven and Boston & Maine-
Divided New England.
EACH ABSORBED COMPETITORS
Southern Half of Combine Then
Swallowed Northern Half.
CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS ON WAT
Anealstant Attorney Oenejrnl Who
Drew Ilrlef Will I,ny neanlt of
Inveatlant Ion Ilefore the
Fedrrnl Crnnd Jury.
NH3W YORK, July 23.-Clvll suit to
force the separation of the New York,
New Haven and Hartford Railroad com
pany from Itn subsidiary rail, trolley
and steamship lines under the Sherman
anti-trust act, was filed tn the federal
court here today by Attorney General
McRoynolds.
The suit begun today has no aotual
connection with the criminal indict
ments, which the attorney general will
ask a federal grand Jury to return against
New Haven officers and directors exm
corned In upbuilding of the alleged un
lawful combination In restraint of trade.
The criminal proceedings will be con
ducted Independently of the civil stilt
and tho failure or success of one Is not'
expected to affect the other.
T. W. Gregory, special assistant to thei
attorney general, who wrote and filed
the brief, nnd F. M. Swacker, an export
from the Interstate Commerce commis
sion, who has .worked many months on
tho caso, aro expected to lay the evt-
denco before the grand Jury here on
which Indictments will be asked. It was
'understood herftoday that these offi
cials feel they have sufficient evidence
to make out a prima facte case against
many New Haven officers and directors,
and If this view Is correct, lndlotmentfl
may be returned within a few weeks.
Such action will mark the beginning'
of what may prove to be tho most important-
criminal proceedings ever under
taken under the Sherman anti-trust act
In tho twenty-four years It has been on
the statute books. To the civil suit the
New Haven may not offer any great de
fense, but government officials would
be greatly surprised If ,the attempt to
convict directors and officers does not
lead tp a groat legal battle, which
probably wilt not end this side of the
United States supreme court.
Btateraents In Hrlef.
The brief written by Mr. Gregory
charges the New Haven with being an
V.mttW'"1 """Py. " control, mat.
trolley traffic of all New England and
morn than per cent of the steamship
transportation of that region. The court
Is nsked to restoro competition by or
dering the separation of the New Haven
from the Boston ft Maine railroad, from
Its sound and outsldo steamship lines
Island and Connecticut.
The brief suggests that If the court
deems best It appoint a receiver to take
over the property and bring It In har
mony with the law and asks for the cus
tomary "general relief" It the court finds
It necessary. The brief carries with It
an exhibit purporting to be a copy of
an agreement between representatives of
the Now Haven and tho Boston & Maine,
railroad, made on March 6, 1893, by which
thoso two roads divided New England
between themselves. This agreement pur
ports to have been made at the home of
the lata J. Plorpont Morgan In New
York. At that time the two roads con
cerned 'were entirely separate.
IHvUtnn nnel Addition.
Under the agreement the New HaverJ
was to aid the Boston & Maine to ac-J
quire transportation lines north of a cer
tain line, the Boston & Malno to aid the
New Haven to the same end south of
that line. The bill does not show any
termination of this agreement, but years
1 nfterwards the New Haven, nfter It had
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That Position
You Prefer
is open ninny moro times
than you suspect. And
each time it oes to the
person who is on tho look
out constantly.
Persons employed have
many, ninny times obtain
ed better positions by be
ing on tho lookout con
stantly by reading the
' ' Help Wanted ' ' ads every
morning on their way to
work.
And tho suro way is to
rend them regularly. Just
reading once a week or
only occasionally may
never got you anywhere,
but to tho persistent, daily
render of Beo Want Ads
opportunity is sure to
oomo.
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