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VOL. XLV NO. 296.
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First Week of Convention of Gen
eral Federation of Women's
Clubs Closes With Much
to Do in Sight.
Dark Horse Out of Eace and Interest
Centers in the Contest For
Xew York, May 28. The first week
"of the thirteenth biennial convention
of the general federation of Women's
tlula closed last night with scores
of dinners and receptions, after a day
of committee and conference meet
inRS at which were formulated the na
tional policies of the orKanization to
be voted on next week.
One of the questions upon which
interest is centered is the proposed
propaganda for internationalism, in
behalf of world peace, and its corol
lary, a pan-American congress of wo
men in 1920. Two amendment to the
by-laws which have been offered also
were occupying the attention of the
delegates. They provide for the in
vestment of $100,000 endowment fund
and ior enlarging the board of dircc
tors from fifteen to fiftv-scven mem
bcrs, so that each state may have a
representative on the board.
The chief topic of conversation to
night, however, was the presidential
flection to be held May 31. Interest
was enhanced by announcement of
the withdrawal from the race of the
three dark horses, Mrs. John 1). Sher
man, Chicago; Miss Georgie Racon,
Worcester and Mrs. U. W. Corkran,
jr., Baltimore. The contest now is
definitely between Mrs. Josiah Evans
Cowlcs, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Sam
uel 1J. Sncath, Tiffin, O. Their sup
porters assert personalities will not
figure in the fight. 'The west, they
say, will be arrayed against the east.
Claims of Mrs. Denniston
Mrs. E. O. Dcnniston, chairman of
Mrs. Cowlcs' campaign committee,
claims the entire vote of the delega
tions from the Pacific coast, north
west and southwestern states. Mrs.
Sncath's supporters claim the south
ern and eastern states.
The1 Ohio candidate's strength in
the east and middle west is discounted
by Mrs. Cowlcs' adherents because at
caucuses held this afternoon, the dele
gations from New York, Illinois,
Jowa, Maryland and Massachusetts
decided to go to the election un
pledged. , . rr,f. - - - i
Miss Jiacon, who now holds the of
fice of second vice president, has an
nounced her candidacy for the first
vice presidency. She will be unop
posed, her supporters say. No candi
dates have yet appeared for the other
At this morning's business meeting
an effort was made to bring the
amendment increasing the member
ship of the board of directors to a
vote, but after a long discussion, the
subject went over until Monday. All
the recommendations made by Mrs
I'ercy V. I'cnuybackcr, the president,
m her report, were adopted. They in
clude the pan-American congress, a
national survey of motion pictures
the continuation of the work of Amer
icanizing the immigrant and improve- '
mcnt of rural conditions- Her nro- i
,)0st j ' ,lrne an(1 money-saving
methods to bring about closer con
tact between the state federations and
the national officers, also were ap
proved. ,
For National Bird Day.
A resolution advocating the estab
lishment of a national bird day, April
3, the birthday of John Burroughs,
the naturalist, was adopted at a con
ference of the conservation commit
tee. I he resolution will be presented
to the convention.
Another resolution already adopted
tiy the art committee was approved by
the conservation committee. Jt me
morializes congress to stop the erec
tion of the Washington, J). C, liVht
and power nlant. on tlm
destroys the arrhitectuiaj continuity
. mucin IIUlldlUKV
Governor Morehead
Speaks at the Trail
Marker Dedication
North riattc, Neb., MJV .'.( Soe
da! I cleg ra in.) Several hundred
"iu from all part of the county yes
Irrday watlierrd in North I'lulle fur
mianon (,( me third Orck't.n trail
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Proposed Increase
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Labor Leader Answers Request For
Statement on Workmen's
Compensation Act.
In connection with the action of
the Central Labor union in March in
voting to launch a movement to force
repeal of the workmen's compensa
tion act, Frank Kennedy, editor of
the Western Laborer, wrote to Sam
uel Gompers, president of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, requesting
a review of the law as passed by the
Nebraska legislature. A copy of the
law was for waded to Mr.' Ciompers.
In a lengthy reply to Mr. Kennedy,
this statement is made by the dis
tinguished labor leader:
"I hope you will advise against
such rash action and, on the other
hand, urge the Central Labor union
and members of organized labor
generally throughout your state to
immediately go to work with the
serious intention of revising and
bringing up to date your state com
pensatioti law, rather than permit its
Like Other States.
Mr. Gompers adds that lie finds
the law to be "an average niece of
compensation legislation passed in
the tirst stages by several state legis
latures. It is presumably an elective
or optional law and yet an analysis
oi h snows mat n is practically a
compulsory law, because employers
who do not elect to come under its
provisions in Part I are denied the
old common law defenses: and if an
employe declines to come under the
compensation law, he is left to the
mercy of the court with all of the,
old aforesaid common law defenses
available against his claim, with the
further burden of being compelled to
prove willful negligence on the part
of the employer."
The suggestion is made that sub
section 137, dealing with insurance,
should be rewritten, the compulsory
insurance provisions of the Ohio and
Washington laws being referred to as
In his cpnclusion Mr. Gompers of
fered the following comments:
"1 think you will be able to revise
your state compensation law so
clearly and comprehensively, without
the aid of legal, political, insurance
tricksters, that it will insure for the
working people of Nebraska a first
class, liberal, compulsory, comprehen
sive, automatic compcnsation-lor-in-
jurics law.
Commends Efforts Made.
Your fellow workers in the states
of Iowa, Kansas and Missouri have
made splendid efforts to perfect their
laws. In .Missouri the; law has been
denied the workers by the fighting
and wrangling of designing insur
ance and damage case, agents. It
would he well if a conference could
be called at an early date, of repre
sentative labor men from the states
herein mentioned, all subject to simi
lar industrial conditions and all hav
ing to meet problems of like nature,
so that you could bring ybtir state
compensation laws of the Missouri
valley up to the proper standard.
thereby avoiding the clashes of profit
takers who have designedly misused
the compensation pinciple for their
own ncnciiis.
"This subject seems to be a diffi
cult one and js frequently prepared
in a confusing, difficult way expressly
for the purpose of mystifying and
deceiving the beneficiaries.
"The principle of automatic com
pensation requires only siinclp provi
sions of law, clearly aiTd comprehen
sively written.
Pledge Legislative Candidates.
"If the workers would avoid being
imposed upon and continuously
mulcted, they should, of course, take
hold of this problem themselves and
work it out to their own satisfaction,
pledge their legislative candidates to
the law they have drafted and insist
upon its enactment and administra
tion, preferably by a member of or
ganized labor. The mystery would
then be dissipated and a greater
measure of justice would prevail.
"This thought must be kept upper
most in the minds of all; organized
labor never urged compensation laws
ior the sake of compensation, but
instead has pressed them for enact
ment so that employers would install
the best safety methods available in
the conduct of their bu.iiuriss in order
that the lives and limbs and the an.xie-
ties of those in their employ should j
be 'pared.
The higher we penalize the cm-
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Ministers Pay Tributes to t' 0.
Who Risked Their Lives k.
the Call of Their v
U. S. Grant and Custer Posts Wor
ship at Trinity Methodist with
Auxiliary Corps.
Tributes in sermon and song were
paid at the churches yesterday to the
men who risked their lives to save
their country in the stirring days of
the Civil war.
The veterans attended Some of the
churches in a body. Special reser
vations were kept for the thin grey
line of fa disappearing heroes.
V. S. Grant and Custer posts wor
shipped at Trinity Methodist church
They formed at Twenty-fourth and
Hinney streets and, headed by a fife
and drum corps and with flags Hy
ing gaily in the morning breeze, they
marched bravely to the church. There
were also some Sons of Veterans
tfrmc i And the Ladies Krlief corps
occupied a special section.
"Our F.loqucift Dead," was the title
of Rev. John F. I'oucher's sermon. It
bristled with stirring episodes ot tne
great conflict and through it was
woven the philosophy of duty for
duty's sake, self-sacrifice for the com
mon good and the enternal song of
praise and thanks to the republic's
American Bravery.
"The lovaltv and bravery of Ameri
can soldiers has never been surpassed,
rarely equalled, he declared. Une
hundred and twenty regiments in the
Civil war suffered losses far greater
than any regiment suffered in the
Crimean or the Franco-Prussian war.
The "light-brigade" of whose charge
"into the valley of death" Tennyson
has sung, lost only 37 per cent of its
men. Hut the First Minnesota regi
ment in the Civil war lost 82 per cent
in fifteen minutes: die Fourteenth
Pennsylvania lost 76 per cent; the
Twenty-sixth North Carolina lost 72
per cent; the One Hundred and first
New York lost II per cent. And so
the death roster of the heroes goes.
Heroes they were, unsung and
even unknown in hundreds of in
stances. When the figbt was on for
Little Round Ton at Gettysburg the
day was all but lost to the Union
troops. The flag bearer had fallen
and the troops were disheartened.
Suddenly someone ran and picked up
the Hag, houted and ran ahead;- Ttie
troops rallied. The day was finally
won. Then they tried to find who the
hero was. They found his body
under the bodies of eighteen other
men- Hut he was unidentified. He is
unknown to this day."
Remembers the Women.
Addressing himself to the ladies
of the relief corps, the minister paid
a high tribute to them, their patience
under the stress and strain of war's
burdens and anxieties.
"I remember the heroism of my
own mother," he said. "We were
about the only Northern sympathizers
in our town, lhe day alter Lincoln
was shot a man came into our house.
T just came in to tell you that Lin
coln was shot last night in Washing
ton and I'm glad of it,,' he said. My
mother, that little ninety - pound
woman made one leap at him. She
scratched his face, she tore his hair
and finally pushed him terrified out
the door and tumbled him down the
The minister called attention to the
fact that the war was fought chiefly
by boys tinder 21 years of age. Only
46,000 of those enlisted were over 25
years old. There were 104,908 who
were IS years of age. Thirty-eight
soldiers were only 11 snd twenty-five
enlisted "men" were only 10 years
old, the records show.
Decorate the Graves.
Thousands of people visited the
various Omaha cemeteries yesterday
decorating graves, and otherwise "hx
ing lip" their lots for the annual Me
morial day. Siiiiiileine nlinir the work
of Jonathan F.dward who placed
nags on ourt graves I-inlay, many
flowers were placed on the graves of
soldier drad. At West Lawn
cemetety, lirndcs decorating graves
the Henry V. I.awtott auxiliary to
the United Spanish American War
cterans, presented a Hag to
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Te o,s "I1'"."8 on 8uard along the Mexican border, ready to repel Mexican ban-
"V- hy Mexicans have incensed the civilian Domilation of Texas. New
co and Arizona, and
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Bryan and Hitchcock Crowd Each
Will Have Special to the
(From a Hiiiff orri-"pon1"nt.)
Lincoln, May 2H. (Special.) Colo
nel W. S. Ridgell, chief engineer of
the movomcnt to charter a train ii:
which democrats can ride to the dem
ocratic national convention in Si
Louis, returned yesterday from
Omaha and reports that two trains
have been provided for to carry the
unterrificd to the great gathering.
There will be about twenty coaches on
the two trains, not counting baggage,
cold water and grape juice cars.
One train will start from Omaha
and the other from Lincoln and the
two will meet at Union. This docs
not ncccssarilv indicate that there will
be a union of the two factions. The
fact that two different trains have
been provided probably means that
one faction will ride in one train and
tlie other faction in the other. The
only thing left to be arranged is which
train will go ahead.
Question of Precedure.
The Hitchcock crowd contends that
as they won out in the primary that
they should be allowed to go ahead so
that they could get to St.' Louis first.
The cordial agreement to that plan by
the Iiryan fellows ha started a fear
on the part of the Hliclicock crowd
that the latter intend to wait until the
two trains get down in the bewilder
ing wildernesses of Missouri and then
will run their trains iuro tlie one ahead
and ditch it with malicious intent.
Scrap for Honors.
The fight which is now on as to
who of the delegation shall have the
glory of being selected for the honor
ary positions is beginning to get in
teresting. W. H. Thninpsoii received
the most votes for deli-gate-at-large
and then-fore the Hryau fellows in
ist that he should be given the most
important job, that of Nebraska's
member of the resolution committee.
The other fellows insist that the
honor of placing Coventor Mori-head
in nomination for the vice pieideiicy
should go to Mr. Thompson and that
one of their fellows should go on th:
resolutions i Miiiniitrr. On the other
hand, the Mrv.m liumh s,iv that on
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Price of Western
Pacific Road Set at
Eighteen Millions
San Francisco, May 28. United
States JJisirict Judge Maui ice T.
Hooling fixed $18,000,000 as the "up
set" price for the sale of the West
ern Pacific railway today in the fore
closure suit brought by the Kmiitablc
Trust company of New York.
new marriage law
Preacher Who Officiates at Marriage
of Divorced Person Will Be
CalU;(f to Answer.
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Saratoga Springs, N. Y,, May 28.
A Methodist minister who officiates
at the marriage of a divorced person
in violation of the rules of the church,
is guilty of an act of mal administra
tion, and may be compelled to answer
charges before his coiiferncce, accord
ing to an amendment to the discipline
of the churcfi, adopted unanimously
today by the general conference. The
church 4jas always recognized only
one ground for divorce and has per
mitted remarriage only of the in
nocent party, but no penalty has ever
For the purpose of completing
action on committee reports, the con
ference vas in session until late to
night. V irtually all debate was shut
off, and by adopting this course, the
delegates believed adjournment would
be possible Monday morning. The
consecration of the bishops who were
chosen last week will be hckl tomor
row. Must Double Income.
For the requirements of the foreign
mission field, according to a report
which was adopted by a rising vote,
the income of the Hoard of Foreign
Missions ami the Woman's Foreign
Missionary society from regular
sources, must be doubled, in addition
to the maintenance of special gifts at
not less than the present amount.
Members "f the Unitarian i lunch
society voted on a buation for a new
j 1 Os'r''-'V. because of the
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That Calls to Shake Hands
and Pay Respects.
Oyster Pay, N. Y., May 28,Hun
dreds of persons came here yesterday
in three special trains from New York
and marched from the railroad sta
tion to Sagamore Hill in columns, our
abreast, to pay their respects to Colo
nel Theodore Kooscvelt and assure
him of their "support in the event of
his nomination for the presidency.
The marchers, headed by the Seventh
regiment baud, sang "The Army and
Navy Forever' and other popular airs.
Richard M. Hurd, who was spokes
man for fhc visitors, in addressing
Colonel Roosevelt, Said:
"Lincoln said this nation could not
endure half slave and half free. It is
equally true, as you have pointed out,
that this nation cannot now endure
half hyphenated and half American."
Colonel Roosevelt, addressing the
visitors from the porch of his iiome,
said in part:
Colonel Makes Speech.
"We have a right to demand of
every man who comes here and be
comes a citizen that he become an
American and nothing else. We re
gard the hyphen as a bar sinister
drawn across, our national coat of
arms and we don't intend to permit
it to remain there.
"To you, both native of this coun
try and those born abroad, and above
all, to you old native American natives
of old stock, you cannot expect to get
loyalty from the Americans of old
stock, you cannot expect to get loy
alty from the immigrant or the immi
grant's children unless you make this
a country to which a proud man can
be loyal. And to do that you have
got to demand that the country stand
for courage and for strength.
"No man ever yet was loyal to a
weakling whose weakness was due to
the fact that be would not take the
pains and undergo te effort neces
sary to be strong.
Carried the Big Stick.
"Just today I was very glad to see
published ill the papers the Inter of
Admiral Dewey ilesctihing an incident
that look (place while I was president.
"When we were menaced with trou
ble 1 acted up to my thcoi) that the
proper way of handling international
relations was by speaking softly and
l airving a big stick. And in that par-
to 4il 4t 4 to. .ni nl t liulhf I ha.
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Convicted Man Appears v r, con
cerned at Action of Jury and
is Remanded to Tombi , I
for Sentence. '
Wife Heari'Finding: of Jurors and
Kemarks, "God's Will
Be Done."
New York, May 28. -Convicted of
murder in the first degree for poison,
ing his father-in-law, John E. Peck,
a millionaire drug manufacturer of
Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Arthur War
ren Waite is in the Tombs prison
where he will remain until Justice
Clarence J. Shearn sentences him,
June 1, to death In the electric chair,
Walter R. Deuel, the young den
tist's chief counsel, said tonight the
verdict of guilty was a proper one.
He asserted all that could be done
for the defendant had been done In
the trial which ended today. One of
Mr, Deuel's assistants, said neverthe
less that preparations were being
made to take an appeal at once.
Mr, Deuel wras in consultation with
his client for a few minutes after
Waile was remanded to his cell in the
Tombs in the afternoon. District At
torney Swann said tonight that if an
Appeal were taken his office would be
ready in ten days to argue the case
in the higher courts.
Waile declined to make any state
ment, from his cell, but said he might
issue "some impression" later. That
lie was inclined to accept the verdict
as final and was resigned to his fate
seemed to be indicated by his remark
this is a great relief, ' as he was led
from the court room.
Expected a Conviction.
Waite, who admittted not only the
murder of Mr. Peck, but also that of
Mrs. Hanna Peck, his mother-in-law.
and who admitted that he attempted
to kill his wife's aunt, Miss Katherine
Peck, apparently had no doubt that
the jury would conict him. As the
jury retired he turned to his brother,
Frank and said?
"The jury should not be out five
minutes. It was a long drawn out
Half an hour later he remarked, "I
don't understand this."
"You should not talk that way,"
said Frank. "They may be finding
you not guilty." "Oh I yes they will
find me guilty," insisted Dr. Waite.
The trial lasted six days, which was
almost a record for brevity, for an im
portant murder trial here in recent
Leaving the court room at 1:20 p.
in., the jury was out only an, hour and
twenty-five minutes. After returning
the verdict, the foreman asserted that
the jurors had made a compact not
to reveal the nature of icir delibera
tions. His Nerve Holds Up.
Dr. Waite preserved his nonchalant
demeanor, not only hile facing the
jury to learn bis fate, but after he was
Jed back to the Tombs' prison.
Throughout the trial be seemed un
moved by any human feeling as he
recited the details of his deliberate at
tempts to kill Mr. Peck with the
bacilli of various disease, of his final
resort to poison, of his murder of
Mrs. Peck by administering disease
germs, and his attempt to kill his
wife's aunt by placing ground glass
and germs in her food.
Apparently unmoved Waite con
fronted the jury without displaying
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Removal of Mayor
Mitcliel Is Asked
"New York, May 28. The removal
of Mayor John 1'uroy Mitchell from
office wan asked in resolu
tions adopted and sent to Gov
ernor Whitman by the United Inde
pendents of Kings county, Xew York,
llir technical basis (or the request
of the mayor's removal was that lie
bail failed in bin duly as a citirn to
notify tlie district attorney of KiiiR
and N'rvvVork counties of the knowl
edge be bad that clcri;ymrii wrre con
niiii criminally lor illegal purposes.
The rrkolulioii-cited that 111 testimony
anil public klateiiient. the mayor re
pealed that be had such kiiovclerige.
The rrsoltiuoiu were dialled by
V I', t onnell, I'lrmdiiit id the or
K.inia.lnti, that ieiuelei Iistnct
Attorney l ewi o( King i-.ninty to
inn silicate the vine Uppiug vshich
rd li the lndtcliiient of i iiinmis-
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