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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1918.
JOSEPH F. SMITH,
HEAD OF MORMON
I, IS DEAD
Executive of Utah Sect Was
". Last of Leaders Born Be
fore Cult Located in
Western State. .
' Salt Lake City, Utah. Nov. 19.
ToseDh F. Smith, president of the
Church of Jesus Christy of Latter
Day Saints (Mormon), died at his
home here early today after a long
illness. Death was due indirectly to
a naralvtic stroke suffered last April.
Notwithstanding his illness, Presi
dent Smith attended the recent semi
annual conference of the olfurch,
held the first week of October, and
spoke fctrongly against polygamous
marriages, which, it was rumored,
had been , surreptitiously performed
'during the last few years.
Last of Line.
With the death of Smith has
passed probably the last of the Mor
mon leaders whose birth occurred
prior' to the settlement of the cult
in Utah. Joseph Fielding Smith was
80 years old. His father, Hyrum
Smith, and his uncle, the original
Prpphet Joseph, were shot to death
by a mob which stormed the jail in
Cartilage, Mo., where the two were
confined shortly after they began to
preach plurality 4of wives. When his
mother, with the rest of the Mor-
, mons, was driven from Nauvoo, 111.,
the 8-year-old Joseph Fielding
Smith drove an ox-team across the
plains into Utah and became a herd
boy, and then a missionary, when,
in 1852 Brigham Young established
the headquarters of the Mormon
sect at Salt Lake City, Utah. He
was sent on a mission to Hawaii
when only IS , Jars old.
' He entered the army which Young
dispatched to intercept the United
States troops which were about to
invade Utah, and performed active
service as a scout, harassing the fed
eral expedition, until the president's
proclamation ended the "Mormon
In 1890, after the supreme court
had upheld the Edmunds-Tucker act
t making polygamy unlawful in the
territories which resulted in the
. imprisonment of more than 1,090
Mormos President ' Woodruff of
the church issued a manifesto de
claring that polygamy was no longer
firacticed by the Mormons. In pub
ic admonitions, President Smith
upheld this manifesto', but as to his
own case, he said, before the senate
inquiry, that although it was con
trary to the law of the land, he had
had a plural family for, many years.
;nd he preferred to meet the conse
quencesf the law rather than to
abandon his children and their moth
ers. He testified that he had 11
children born since 1890, and that all
of his wives had borne children since
that time, but he reiterated that no
plural marriages had been performed
by officers of the Mormon church or
sanctioned to be performed by the
church since. 1890.
;N Probable Successor.
' Sait Lake City, Utah, Nov. 19.
Heber J. Grant, president of the
quorum of 12 apostles of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Mormom) church, Is regarded as
likely to succeed to the presidency,
precedent having established his suc
cession. In every case siace the es
tablishment of the church in the
Salt Lake valley by Brigham Young,
the president of the quorum of 12
has succeeded" to the first presidency,
which carries with it also the titles
qf prophet, seer and revelator, and
usually trustee in trust.
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Women Ask for Place
, orTAllied Board When
Peace is Considered
' New-York, Nov. 19.-The Na
tional Woman Suffrage association,
meetingjiere tonight, adopted a res
olution urging President Wilson to
give women "adequate representa
tion on the United States delega
tion to the peace conference.
; The resolution, which was offered
by Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, pres
ident of the association, says":
"We urge him to select women
whose broad experience and 6ympa-
thies render them competent to de
fend and support every point which
bears upon the establishment of lib
erty for all the peoples of the world,
and especially upon the proper pro
, ' tection of women and of children in
peace as in war. We urge him to
select women who may be relied on
t uphold free Representative insti
tutions based upon the will of all
the people in every land in which
independence's established, in order
that ''democratic institutions may
t make an end of War." .
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, speak
ing in favor of the resolution, de-
dared there are 27,000,000 women
in the United "States who deserve
"Men know something about men,
but together, men and women know
all things about men and women."
President Van Hise, .
v : Wisconsin University, A
; Dies at Milwaukee
? ! Madison, Wis.f Nov. 18. Presi
dent Charles R. Van Hise of the
University of Wisconsin died in
Milwaukee this mornipg at 9
o'clock, accordingsto information re
ceived here this morning by Dean
Dirge of the university.
He wept -M Milwaukee last Fri
day for a slight operation on his
nose, complications developed and
, meningitis set in.
Steamer is Abandoned
on Rocks and Set Afire
' Montreal, Nov. 19. The British
steamer Cascapedia, which was last
night reported in distress off 'Cape
Race, hs been- abandoned and set
on fire and the crew rescued by the
British steamer Belleroppen, accord
ing to a rdio message, received. iere.
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Japanese Silk Knitted Vests, J;o be
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Knitted Snugglers, in white, gray
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Children's Knitted Sets, consist
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Huck Towels '
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