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TIIE OMAIIA DAILY BEE: SATUItDAY. DECEMBER 12, 190&
NEWS OF INTEREST FROM IOWA
Of Ice 15 Scott Street.
Storkert sell carpet.
T?EE WANT ADS PAT.
Open even Intra, Leffert'a.
Ed Roger. Tony Fault biter.
Expert piano tuning;, Hoape. Thone Mi
Open evenings. Leffert'a.
Lewi Cutler, funeral director. 'Phone SX
Woodrlng Undertaking company. Tel. 83a
HERBERT, TUB MAGICIAN. AT THE
DIAMOND THEATER THI8 WEEK.
I,ET THE FRANKLIN PRINT IT.
BOTH 'PHONES 831, 101 SOUTH MAIN.
Open evening. Leffert'a
Water color noveltlea, pottery, leather
And art craft metal goods. Alexander'!
Open evening. Leffert'a,
Hon. Aaa Turner of Farrar, la., at a:
rommlaalnner to the National Corn exposi
tion la Omaha, la a guest at the Grand
Open evening-, Leffert'a
A. D. P tew art of Delia Center, la, who
attempted to commit suicide bv thg
iHudanum route Wednesday nlht at the
Kiel hotel, 1 tlll at the city Jail.
Open evening Leffert'a
Samuel F. Noel, axed 72, of Hillsdale, la.,
died yeeterday at the Edmundson Memorial
hnapltal. Four sona, Ow F K. W. of
Chlvtngton, Colo. V. T. and C. E. Noel of
thin city, and one daughter, Mra Lydla
Bailey of Cbivlngton, aurviv him.
INQIIRT INTO COUNTRY LIFE
National CobubImIob Spend an After
noon la the City.
The member of President Roosevelt'
Country Life commission apent a few hour
In Council Bluff yesterday afternoon and
evening and after being taken for a drlre
about the city and ahown the auditorium
building, In which the National Horticul
tural congress will hold way next week,
were guest at a dinner given at the Grand
hotel by the executive committee of the
Commissioner Henry Wallace of De
Moines wa unable to remain for the dinner,
having; been called home by new of the
Illness of his wifo.
The members of the commission and those
accompanying them were brought- from
Omaha In automobile by a committee con
sisting of E..II. Doollttle, chairman of the
executive committee of the Commercial
club; Dr. H. 3. Jennings, W. H. Kimball,
H. IV. Binder, H. II. Van Brunt, F. R.
Davis and Victor E. Bender.
On reaching the city a visit was made to
the auditorium, where the commissioners
viewed the preparation for the big fruit
how. From there the party was driven
to the Wilcox greenhouses and back to the
hotel, where dinner wa served In the
Dutch room at :30 o'clock.
Those present at the dlnn?r to meet tha
members of the commission were Oeneral
Qrenvllle M. Dodge, E. H. Merrlam, John
Melhop, secretary of the Iowa and Ne
braska Wholesale Grocer' association;
Charles A. Beno, president of the Commer
cial club; Dr. II. 11. Jennings, Paul De Vol,
president of the Iowa Retail Hardware
Dealers' association; M. Rohrer, Dr. V.
L. Treynor. E. H. Doollttle. E. W. Hart.
Ernest E. Hart, H. A. Qulnn, H. H. Van J
uruni, ur. ionam Macrae, u. H. Barritt,
superintendent of the county poor farm at
McClelland; Eugene ttupfel, F. II. Klopplng,
W. P. Keellne, vice president of the Na
tional Horticultural congress; F. R. Davis,
J. P. Hess, president of the National Horti
cultural congress; Mayor Thomas Maloney,
Victor E. Bender, Dr. T. B. Lacev, former
State 8enator J T. Brooks, Emmet Tlnley,
D. E. Stuart, George Westerdahl, and C. C.
RoM water of Omaha.
After the dinner the commission held an
Inforninl "qui" conducted by Chairman L.
II. Bailey. The principal subject touched
upon was the cause of farmers leaving the
farms for the cities. The opinion expressed
by those called upon wa that the luck
of social Interests or cohesion caused the
farmers us aoon a they had made suffi
cient money to leave the farm and take up
their. residence in the cities. W. VS. Keellne,
J. P. Hess, O. H. Barritt, Eugene Stupfel,
F. R. Davis and J. T. Brooks were In turn
called upon by Chairman Bailey for their
At 9 o'clock the commissioners left for
the depot to take the train to Minneapolis.
1-Htle Interest la Water Works.
The meeting called by Councilman Mc-
Millan and Skodsholm fcr yesterday even
ing at No. 6 fire station for the purpose
of ascertaining how many householders
living south of the railroad tracks on Six
teenth avenue would subscribe for water
from the proposed municipal plant was not
productive of gratifying results to the
councllmen who promoted the meeting,
A rough estimate places the number cf
houses west of Sixth street and south of
Sixteenth avenue at 350. Only twenty
residents of that section of the city at
tended the meeting and of this number
only eight announced their willingness to
patronise the municipal water works plant
when It Is constructed.
Councilman McMillan has announced a
similar meeting to be held tomorrow even
ing at the county building at the corner of
Twenty-fourth street and Avenue B. This
meeting is for the residents of the First
and Third precincts of the Fifth ward.
Real Estate Transfers.
These transfers were reported to The
Bee, December 10 by the Pottawattamie
County Abstract company of Council
George Holdrege and wife to Linus
E. Southwlck. wW nwV of 29-7-43.
also seS4 of 11-75-44, w. d I 1
A. Hongewanlng and wife to Oscar I
Yeoman, lota I and 4 In block 15 In
Avoca, and lot 4 and south 90 feet
of lot 3 In block 17 In Avoca w. d... X
Emma 8. Psrmalee et al, to lunula S.
Doty, lot 12 In block 12 In Uayllsa
tt Palmer's oldltlon to Council
Bluffs, w. d 100
Horace E. Gould, -.inmarrted. to Ever
ett Bishop, lot it In block 7 In
Hughes A Dontiin's addition to
Council Bluffs, w. d 430
Paul T. Van Orc'-r, alngle, to Anna
C. Beadle, lot 1 In block SO In Cen
tral subdtv!ti";i In Council Bluffs,
w. d 1.400
Frank Schlnn, referee, to M. E. Plgg,
lot 10 and H of 11 In block 9 In Car- '
son, referee's deed 1.000
Total, nix transfer
Foster n Bsskrspt.
Solomon H. Foster, manager of the Coun
cil Bluff Paint. OH and Glass company,
has filed a voluntary petition In bankruptcy
la th federal court He achedule ecured
liabilities amounting to f37t and unsecured
Indebtedness aggregating $1,291.10. Hi
assets consist of a stock of wall paper, etc.,
valued at about $1,000. and $76 worth of pic
ture framing tool and equipment. Thla Is
Mr. Foster's second appearance In th
bankruptcy court, he having failed when
he was In business In th Masonlo tsmpls
Licenses to wed were Issued yesterday
to th following:
Nam and Residence. Age.
Henry Bchroeder. Omaha U
Marl burnt Dorothea Heik. Omaha., 44
Georg Marsh. Nodaway, la 44
F.mraa Peterson. Vllllsc, la 43
arl C. Thompson, Minneapolis, Minn.. 27
,llle Johnson, South Omaha 11
Both Therm 43.
IDAHO MDCfl IN EVIDENCE
Making- an Effort to Capture Prize for
Beit Exhibit of 'Applet.
Exhibit from Spokaa Show to Bo
Hashed Here cm Paneager Time
for Display at National
Captain J. H. Bhawhan and A. E. Wood,
who are In charge of tha exhibit from
tha Payett and Boiss valley ot south
western Idaho at th fruit show, arrived
In th city yesterday and are quartered
at tha Grand hotel. They are both from
Payette, Ida and are both sangulna that
their atata will carry off th honor of
th forthcoming show.
Captain Bhawhan I aa old Iowa man,
having mad hi home at Blgourney for
tblrty-flv year. He ha been engaged
In fruit raising In Idaho for th last thir
teen years, however, and ha mad a big
success of It Hs wa an Iowan at th
tlm of th civil war and commanded hi
company during tha war with a good
record. HI present trip l th first h
ha mad to Iowa In many years, with
tha exception of a trip about a year ago,
when he visited hi old horn at 8lg?urney
for th first time In twenty-eight years.
Mr. Wood, hi associate In tha Idaho
display, 1 a member of th Idaho Stat
Horticultural board and ha been promi
nent In the development of horticultural
condition and horticultural laws, until
Idaho ha the reputation of being the
best governed state, hortlculturally speak
lng. In tha Pacific northweat Mr. Wood
wa in charge of tha exhibit from his
county at th session of tha National Irri
gation congres In Ogden In 1903, when
It wa Instrumental In winning tha W. A.
Clark loving cup for hi state for tha best
display of Irrigated fruits.
"We prepared for our exhibit at Coun
cil Bluffs under difficulties," said Mr.
Wood, In discussing the matter. "It was
tha middle of October before we were
able to start preparing for the exhibit.
and by that time a large proportion of
our varieties had disappeared. At Ogden,
for illustration, we had some 108 or 110
varieties of apple on exhibition, while
here at Council Bluffs we will have but
"About half of our exhibit come from
tha Payette valley, and about half from
the lower Boise valley. About thirty fruit
growers, nearly or quite all from Canyon
county, are repreaented In the exhibit."
Not only 1 Canyon county to be repre
sented, but the Council valley, in Washing'
ton, Is alao to have something of an ela.
borate display Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Carr
of Council representing the Council Valley
Fruit Growers' association lu Its exhibit
have arrived in the ctty.
Idaho will have a good' showing at the
fruit show. It Is expected, so far as can
be Judged In advance, that one of the great
rivalries of the congress will be for first
t-howlng, at least so far as the northwest
Is concerned, between Washington and
Idaho. B. M. Chapman ot Wenatchee,
Wash., Is here with a good display, and
special arrangements have been made for
the choicest specimens at the Spokane
Apple ahow to be rushed to Council Bluffs
on a fast passenger train schedule In time
to be exhibited and aid In securing the
big premiums for Washington.
Silas Wilson of Nam pa, Idaho, one of th
vice presidents of the congress, arrived
yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Carr of
Council, Idaho, were also registered yes
terday. Mr. Carr Is In charge of a large
exhibit from that section of the country.
Manager Reed wa unable to move hi
office to the Auditorium yesterday, but
will do so this morning.
Matter In District Court.
The district grand jury Is expected to
make a partial report this morning. Four
Indictments are looked for at this time,
according to th statement of Assistant
County Attorney IRoaa yesterday. Al
though the grand Jury will take a recess
this afternoon. It ha enough work yet
before It to keep In session th greater
part of next week.
The Jury ha been grinding steadily since
It reconvened last Monday and from ten
to fifteen witnesses a day have been exam
ined by It. It la likely that before adjourn
ing It will visit the county poor farm and
Jails. With the exception of the county
Jail, there has been no official inspection
of the several Jails In th county, which
are located at Mlnden, Neola, Underwood
The trial of the personal Injury damage
suit of W. U. Harold against Wlckham
Brother I still occupying th attention of
Judge Green and a Jury In th district
Counsel for George League, whoa trial
on the charge ot embessllng fund belong
ing to the firm of Frank Campbell, hi
former employers, is set for today, has
filed a motion for a continuance to the
next term. '
Owing to the failure of some of the elec
tions boards to return the correct number
of names for the Jury lists at the time ot
the last general election, the court authori
ties are confronted with a question as to
what shall be done In the matter. County
Attorney Hess and H. J. Chambers, clerk
of the court, consulted with Judge Green,
but the matter was not finally determined.
Mr. Hess expressed the opinion that It
would be proper to accept the lists a they
were returned and draw from them the
ame a It they were complete.
The New Victor talktng machine "O"
mahogany finished cabinet, tapering hollow
arm, exhibition sound box. large flower
horn, and one doien ten-Inch records, your
own selection, all complete for $34.70. Call
cr write A. Hospe Co., 29 Pearl St. and
28 8. Main St., Council Bluffs, la
Robert Weldensall at Y. M. C. A.
Secretary Harry Curtl ha secured
Robert Weldensall of Chicago, a noted
Young Men' Christian association worker,
to address the association meeting Sunday
afternoon. The meeting which I for men
will be held at the F1rt Presbyterian
I church and will b open and free to
The subject of Mr. Weidenss.il' s address
will be "The Advice of a King." and It Is
said that It bristles with good lessona Th
West Bisters stringed qui.rtet of Omaha
will render several number at th meet
ing. "Among th Young Men' Chrlstlon association-
leader In North America, none
Is better known than Mr. Weldensall,"
said Secretary Curtis yesterday. "H ha
rectntly made a tour of th world In th
Interests of th Young Men' Christian as
sociation and he ha been most eordially
welcomed everywhere. It may be ot In
terest to th people of thla city to know
that Mr. Weldensall 1 th real Young
Men' Christian association "path finer.' he
having been on ot th originator of the
cclleg work, the railroad work, the county
work and the state work. I hope the men
of Council Bluffs will take advantage of
this opportunity to hear this vetersn In
Cattle Stealing t-fcarged.
ATLANTIC, la., Dec. ll.-KSpeclsl.)-Sherlff
Duval late last night arrived from
Edna township In the southeastern part
of this county, with James Starlln and his
three sons, George, Charles and Frank,
whom he had arrested on a charge of
cattle stealing. For the last year and a
half farmers In that vicinity have been
the victim of cattle thlevea, and have been
on the look out for them. J. M. Mathew
1 among the heaviest losers and In the
last eighteen months lost twenty-nine head,
thirteen of them going at once, last Sep
tember. Five of them were found and
Identified and last Monday eight others
were founi on the Starlln ranch, and
the arreets followed. Mathews filed the
Information against the Starllns and values
the thirteen head at $1,000.
Beantlfnl Home for the Aged.
BOONE. Ia Dec. 11. (Special Telegram.)
Mra Nettie Mcintosh, one of the most
prominent members of the Daughters of
th American Revolution and the wealthiest
woman In the state, authorizes the an
nouncement of a gift of her homestead, five
acre In th heart of the city, for an old
people's home. She will give the place. Its
beautiful grounds and magnificent residence
Unconditionally to any society wishing to
push the work. Only old people of Iowa ara
to be admitted to the home.
Judges of Collearlate Debates.
IOWA CITY, la., Dec. 11. (Special.)
Of the six Judge who will decide the win
ner In tho Iowa-WIsoonsln and Iowa
Mlnneaota debates, four are from the Uni
versity of Nebraska and the other two re
side In Lincoln,
The Judges who will be here to render
a decision on the Iowa-Wisconsin forensic
struggle are Prof. H. H. WUson, Prof.
Henry O. Ward and B. H. Sedgwick. The
Julges of the Iowa-Minnesota debate fol
low: Prof. George Elliott Howard, Hon.
Albert Watkins and Prof. W. G. I Tay
lor. Iovra News 'ote.
IOWA CITY-Robert Grim, end of the
Iowa City High school foot ball team, was
yesterday elected captain for next year.
M A RSH A LLTO WN The new Methodist
church of Albion, which has been built at
a cost of $x,000, will be dedicated on Sun
day, December HO. Rev. Mr. Bishop of
Iowa Fails will preach the dedicatory ser
mon. IOWA CITY Agitation regarding tho
building of an Iowa Union, or student club
house, haa again started In the university.
A rumor was circulated yesterday that a
rich alumnua would contribute a sum
which, if equalled by the students, would
Insure such a building.
MARSH ALLTOWN At the annual meet
ing of the Marshall County Medical soclecy
the following officers were elected: Presi
dent, Dr. Theodore Engle, State Center;
vice president, Dr. H. H. Nichols, Mar
shalltown; secretary and treasurer, Dr. F.
P. Llerle, Marahalltown.
GRINNELL The rooms for the use of
the superior court established bv the voters
of this city at the last election, are In
course of preparation and will be ready for
the Inauguration of court proceedings earlv
In January. Hon. J. P. Lyman of this city"
Is the duly elected Judge to preside In this
IOWA CITY A hacking switch engine
pushed two boxcars through the front of a
depot at West Liberty yesterday In an nc
cldent on the Rock Island. A heavy fog
prevented the engineer from seeing the
freight train at the crossing. Luckily the
brakemen were on other cars and no one
CRESTON-Wlth last week's issue. ' the
Lucas Ledger discontinued publication.
Its subscription list was sold to the
Charlton Patriot, and the press and type
were shipped to Hesvener, Okl., where
the proprietors have another paper. Lack
of support of the buslnees men of Lucas
Is given as the cause of suspension.
CRE8TON At noon yesterday at the
home of the bride's parents, near here,
the nuptials of Miss Maude Ethel Folsom
and Mason Molby, a young business man
of this place, were solemnised In the pres
ence of about fifty Invited guests. The
ceremony waa performed by Rev. Gaston
of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev.
Jamea O'May. The young people will
live on a farm near here.
ATLANTIC A wedding, which comes as
a great surprise to the many friends of
the groom. Is that of Charlea P. Hubbard
of thl city and Mrs. Anna Walker of
Markeeaw, Wis., which took place at the
Basin Park hotel. In Eureka Springs, Ark.,
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The groom
l one of the well known business men
of this city and is the owner and manager
of the Atlantic opera house.
FORT DODGE Mayor C. F. Duncombe
and Chief of Police Al Nicholson believe
that the ownera of dogs and not the ani
mals themselves are responsible when his
doggyshlp doesn't wear a muzzle In com
pliance with the mayor's recent ruling,
because of the prevalence of rabies, among
canines of this city. Consequently, three
prominent cltlsens were arraigned before
his honor Wednesday and fined $3 each.
CRESTON Yesterday morning In the
private parlors of the Summit house at
this place occurred the marriage of Miss
Elizabeth J. McCalmont of this city and
A. H. Fraley, auditor of the Kratcer Car
riage company of Pes Moines. The cere
mony was witnessed by a few friends of
the contracting parties. Rev. James O'May
offloiated aa clergyman. After a wedding
trip south they will be at home in Des
CRESTON Rev. George Moore, county
recorder of Fremont county, has pur
chased the Sidney Sun, and will assume
the editorial duties January 1, when his
term aa recorder expires. Mr. Moore Is
one of the active republican workers of
that county, a strong standpatter. He at
one time was a minister In the Christian
church. H haa held the office of recorder
for four years.
DENISON-J. E. Joy of Syracuse, N. Y.,
died on the Northwestern Overland Limited
today about noon. He died from apoplexy
while the train waa running from Carroll
to Denison. The body waa taken from the
train here and given In charge of the under
takers. He was traveling alone to Colo
rado Springs. He had plenty of money with
him and seemed a man of wealth and stand
ing. His friends In New York have been
CRESTON Aa Samuel Price of Ham
burg was leaning over the end gate of his
wagon to reach a pair of mittens he was
thrown under the wheels by the breaking
of the end gate. As he felt himself touch
the wheel he shouted to the team to stop,
but this frightened them and they started
to run. Both wheels of the heavily loaded
wagon passed over him. He now lies in
a very precarious condition.
GRINNELL Arrangement have lust
been, completed by which the G. C. Janncy
company of Ottumwa, manufacturer of
aweatpads, buggy cushions, etc., will re
move their factory, employing about forty
hands and backed up by a paid capital of
$12,000, to this city In the near future. The
factory site is to be located along the Rock
Island right-of-way east of the city. The
business men of Grlnnell are backing the
enterprise and are confident of Its success.
FORT DODGE The first annual meeting
of the Webster County Farmers' Institute
began here this afternoon. J. W. Kime.
state lecturer on tuberculosis, addressed
the farmers upon the subject "liealihy
Home and How to Live In Them, Prof.
A. H. Snyder of Ame spoke upon "Drain
age and Suits." Saturday morning. Prof.
T. H. McDonald will lecture on "Good
Roads," and a business meeting will be
held. Mtny are In attendance at the
discussions and the program for next year
will be more comprehensive.
MARSHALLTOWN A new, novel and
highly successful way of hunting rabbits
after night was made here last night when
Dr. H. H. Nichols and Charles Eldiidge
equipped a touring car with a double s-t
of headlights ana scoured the country
rosds and killed thirteen rabbits, without
getting from th car. In a little more than
an hour. A second set of light were fast
ened to the back of th front seat, so that
their raya apread out over the fields on
both sides of the road. When a cotton-tall
appeared within the sones of light fir waa
Place your order at one for frame to
be mad before Christmas. Open evenings.
Alexander Art Store, $33 Broadway
Iowa Agriculturist! Demand Legisla
tion to Eradicate Them.
OWNERS OF LAND TO BE LIABLE
Money Said to Hare Been Raised for
aa Interarhan Line to Ron from
Des Moines to Fre
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
DES MOINES. Ia., Dec. U.-(Speclal.)
Legislation creating a state feed commis
sion with extraordinary power 1 de
manded of the coming general asembly
by the State Board of Agriculture, now
In session here.
Two years ago a committee wa ap
pointed by the board to devise a scheme
for fighting obnoxious weed. That com
mittee today reported in favor of creating
a state weed commission. Members of th
committee making this report are, ex-Governor
Packard of Marahalltown, State
Dairy Commissioner H. R. Wright and
Prof. Shammel of Ames.
Under the plan proposed the new com
mission would have the extraordinary
powers of defining obnoxious weeds and
of ordering the property owner on whoe
land they are found to cut and destroy
them. In case the property owner would
fall to comply with the order the new
proposed law would give the commission
the right to cut and destroy the weed
and tax the cost with other taxea against
the property. The plan carries with It
the appointment of a weed commissioner
In every township of the state. ,
Carroll Names Secretary.
B. F. Carroll, governor-elect of Iowa,
today made the announcement of his ap
pointment of C. C. Nye, a Des Moines
newspaper man, as his private secretary.
Fair Officer Elected.
At a meeting of the State Agricultural
board this morning Charles E. Cameron
was re-elected president, John Simpson
secretary, and Gilbert N. Gllbertson was
Work on a new lnterurban railway from
Des Moines to Fremont, Neb., will begin
in a short time. The line is estimated to
cost $7,600,000. London capitalists have sent
local capitalists $150,000 to invest in the
project. The lnterurban will pass through
Wlnterset, Greenfield, Louisa, Cumberland,
Council Bluffs and Omaha.
Wonld Tax Mortgaaes.
The Iowa Tax Revision society In closing
Its annual session here passed a resolution
favoring the enactment of a law whereby
a fee of 50 cents per $100 on all real estate
mortgages shall be charged at the tlm of
filing the mortgage for record.
Meat Producer Want Laws.
The Corn Belt Meat Producers In closing.
their annual convention here passed resolu
tions favoring many, new laws. Included
in the nupmber Is legislation favoring the
appointment of a transportation bureau of
rate experts; the enactment of such law
as are necessary to stamp out tuberculosis
laws for the establishment of a statewide
good road system; a reciprocal demurrage
bill, and bills for statewide promotion of
A. Sykes of Ida Grove was re-elected
president; C. W. Maher of Fort Dodge, vice
president; H. C. Wallace of Des Moines,
secretary; Charles Goodenow of Wall Lake,
treasurer. Hamilton Wilcox of Griswold
was elected director from the Ninth dis
Labor Commissioner Named.
E. W. Van Duyn of Des Moines has been
named by Governor-elect Carroll aa th ne
Iowa labor commissioner to succeed Edward
Brlgham. Mr. Van Duyn Is a carpenter by
trade and considerable of a politician.
WORLDWIDE POWDER TRUST
American avnd European Firm Divide
Territory and Make Regu
lation. CLEVELAND, Dec 1L A world-wide
agreement of all the powder companies in
this country and Europe was presented at
the federal hearing before Special Master
Mahaffey here today. It provides for
$50,000 fine for any breach of the agree
ment. This document, after presentation,
was Identified by Almon Lent of the Austin
Powder company of this city. The agree
ment was signed In 1897, and provided that
It should continue In force for ten years,
and afterward Indefinitely.
The document set forth that the DuPont
company, the Austin Powder company and
nearly 100 other concern In this country,
had algned it, and also the powder concerns
in Europe. The 100 in this country Include
every powder company In the United States.
The agreement states that at the time It
waa drawn up there waa Immense competi
tion that was detrimental to the powder
trade, both in Europe and here. It was be
lieved, It said, that by reaching some
agreement In regard to prices trade could
be regulated so that each concern could
live and make profits.
A detonation factory was being built In
New Jersey at that time to which the Euro
pean concerns objected. The companies in
this country agreed, according to the doc
ument, to stop the erection of this factory.
It was also agreed that th United States
companies should buy 6,000.000 pounds of de
tonators from Europe.
Regulations were made as to black pow
der, sportsmen's powder and smokeless mil
The world was divided Into districts over
which each country would have Jurisdiction.
Mexico was American territory; Soutn
America was divided between Europe a.id
America; the West Indies and British Hon
durss were common property and the rest
of the world was European territory.
It waa agreed that fees should be paid
Into a common treasury and that all fines
should be paid Into the same fund.
EASTBOUND RATES " HIGHER
Transcontinental Freight Tariffs Will
Be Advanced on Trafflo In
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. Transconti
nental freight tariffs, beginning January
next, will be advanced on all eastbound
traffic, both by rail and by rail and
water. The class rates on westbound
traffic will remain as they are now. The
commodity rate on westbound trafflo
from Atlantic seaboard points to Pacific
coast terminal will be Increased approx
imately 10 per cent.
On eastbound class rates there will be
a decrease on first-class shipments from
$$.70 per 100 pounds to $3 per 100
pounds. On class rates on Chicago and
Central Trafflo association territory from
the Paclflo coaat terminal there will be
a decrease on first-class shipments from
$3.40 per 100 pounds to $3 per 100
pounds. This will equalise the class
rates on both east and westbound traffic.
The eastbound commodity rate from
the Pacific coast to Atlantic seaboard
point will be advanced about 1$ per
cent on the average, some of the Items
being a high aa 0 per cent advance ao
some as low as I per cent
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nresents. flowers, etc.. around them with the same wonderful effect. !
As our "Ghristrjms-Chimea''
many other occasions, as balls,
bring joy to the participants.
We offer these beautiful
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Many advertisers who have not heretofore used them are waking up
to the fact that in failing to consider daily newspapers they are neglecting
the greatest of all mediums for publicity to the consumer.
The first thought to those who do not know to the contrary from
experience is "too expensive." But this is not so. Of course, steam power
publicity through dailies to the home costs money, but what of that if it
pays? Newspaper advertising properly done, pays handsomely. Why not
try it and see for yourself? , j
If you manufacture something for general use you could not do better
than to make an appropriation and try out some section of the country which
best appeals to you. The demonstration would be most valuable and would
cost practically nothing. i
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Write THE DAILY CLUB.
901 World Building, New York.
REVISION WILL BE THOROUGH
Mr. Taft Talks After Consulting with
Ways and Means Committee.
SIGNIFICANT STATEMENT IS MADE
Intimation that Anr Bill Which
Does Sot Llae I'p with Party's
Pledges Will Bo
WASHINQTON, Dec. 11. William H.
Taft said last night that It was his belief
that the house would make an "honest
and thorough revision of the tariffs at
th extra session which ne will call for
This belief he bases on a conference
he had yesterday with Speaker Cannon
and at an Informal session today with
the republican members of the ways and
Mr. Taft said he had not as yet con
sulted senators on the subject. Indicating
the tremendous pressure upon hi time
as the reason. When the suggestion was
made that the senata would undoubtedly
have something to do with the tariff bill,
he replied, with no uncertainty In his de
meanor, that there was also someone else
who also would have something to do
with the bill, which Interpreted through
the medium of previous utterances Indi
cates clearly that Mr. Taft Is determined
even to the exercise of the veto power
to prosecute the party's pledges,
Mr. Taft dictated a statement which
covered his Interview late today with tile
republican members of the committee,
with the exception of Representatives
McCall of Massachusetts and Crumpaoker
of Indiana. With the latter Mr. Taft bad
a satisfactory interview at Hot Springs.
He was asked the substance of the In
terview he had yesterday with th
speaker. His reply was that Mr. Cannon
had said that he was In favor of an hon
est and thorough revision of the tariff
In accord with the party's promises. The
queatton of the speakership of the next
congress. Mr. Taft said, was not Uls
cussed, but many other matter of leg
He added that he bad been somewhat
misled regarding his Interpretation of the
attitude of th speaker by reports of Mr.
Cannon' speech before the Cleveland
Chamber of Commerce. Th official re
port of that speech, he said, had given
him an entirely different Impression.
Mr. Tail's Statement.
"I had an Interview with Mr. Cannon,
yesterday," said Mr. Taft "and with hi
concurrence, and, at th suggestion of a
Novelty ever Introduced,
the top of Christmas trees.
They consist of '
6 Beautiful Angels, .
3 Tuned Bells and a Turbine,
while above all shines the Star of Beftikshem.
Our ,Ohriatmaa-Chimes,, are 10 inches big ,
and made of fine nickel-plated meta and are so coi
structed that when the candles are lighted the Tu'
bine goes round and the Bells bogin to play.
The effect is something 'wonderful, adding in
mensely to the solemnity of Christmas, and youn
and old feel a thrill of joy and surprise when ente
ing into the presence of a lighted Christmas Tn .
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Denoiamg me suver -
sounds through the
Christ. ' ,
can also stand by themselves, so
are unbreakable they can be used the whole year round oq
parties, birthdays and other festivities, when they always will
Chrutinas - Chinies to our subscribers for only 00 cents. Out-oi-
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To the Fact
member of the ways and mean commltte,
met with the republican member of that
comlttee thl afternoon. From my con
versation with them and from discussions
which followed as to the examination
which they are now conducting and expect
to conduct, I have every reason to fce con
fident that they are keenly alive to the
obligation which is on them as representa
tives elected to represent the republican
party, to prepare an honest and thorough
revision of the present tariff, that they
have taken three times as much evidence
aa has ever been taken In the preparation
of other tariffs, and that they are going
to make additional effort and Independent
efort to get at the evidence themselves
by the use of subpoena and under oath,
with a view to reaching the difference
In the cost of the various articles brought
within the tariff here and abroad.
"I found them quite anxious for as much
harmony as possible. In which I sympa
thized with them and prepared for con
sultation on points of dlfifculty that might
arise at any time In the future. The plan
Is to prepare a bill on such evidence as
they have and will have In the course of
the hearings, and then to call additional
evidence as to the Items whenever It
should be necessary.
"Not only from conversation with th(
members Individually. I am quite con
vinced that they are In good fuith roing
to prepare a bill which shall be a thorough
revision on the basis of the platform of
the republican party.'
"The dlocussion covered other things,
Ilka the Philippine tariff, and I am very
hopeful that there will be no difficulty
In reaching an agreement between the
various people Interested those represent
ing the Philippine Islands and those rep
resenting " the augar and tobacco Inter
esta so that there will be no dispute, and
that the matter may be Incorporated In
the new tariff bill without an Issue."
JUDGE WALLACE RESIGNS
Kansas City Jurist Whoso Terra Had
Expired finally Consent to
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. Dec. 11. Gov
ernor Folk tonight received the resignation
of Judge William H. Wallace of the crim
inal court of Kansas City. Th Judge'
resignation follow quo waranto proceed
ing Instituted by Attorney Oeneral Hadley.
Judge Wallace's commission as Judge ot
the criminal court of Kansas City expired
on November S. At the regular election hi
successor was named, but th Judge refused
to vacate th bench. Judge Wallace gained
national fame during hi term as criminal
Judge by hi campaign against Sunday
and are made to ,
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WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Klttredae Want More Money fo
Blonx Falls Pnbllo
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. VL (Special TJ
gram.) Senator Klttredge today Introduced
a bill Increasing the appropriation by
J90.000 for the enlargement, extension, re
modeling and Improvement of the federal
building at Sioux Kails. 8. D. The last
congress appropriated $100,000 for th en
largement of the building, but It 1 no
found that an additional appropriation of
t least (90.000 Is necessary.
Senator Gamble today Introduced the fol
lowing bills: To extend the time for com
pletion of the bridge acroiss the Missouri
river at Tankton, by the Yankton, Norfolk
& Southern Railroad company from March
12, 1910, to March 12, 1912; a bill to set apart
th following described lands In the
Standing Rock Indian reservation situated
In Boreman county. South Dakota foi
cemetery purposes; west ten chains of lot
S, In section 26, township 20, north ot rangr
2S, east of the Black Hills principal
mertdan. Thl egregatlon to be reserved
fcr cemetery purposes for th perpetual
use of the Indians of the Standing Rock
Vpon motion of Senator Brown, Stats
Senator Robert Hunter of Sioux City, la.,
was today admitted to practice before the
United States supreme court
The postmaster general has decided to
make a special case of having rural de
livery from Morrill to Townsond, Neb., and
Informed Senator Burkett of this action to
day. Ita establishment will become effec
tive, according to the postmaster general,
on January 1 next.
Representative Mondell today introduced
a bill extending time for th final entry
of mineral claim on the Shoshone or Wind
River Indian reservation In Wyoming. The
existing law under Mondell's bill will be so
amended that all claimants ami locaters
of mineral lands within the ceded portion
of th Bhoshone reservation shall have five
yeara from the date of location wlthli.
which to make entry and payment Instead
of three year a now provided by law.
Representative Hall of South Dakota to
day Introduced a bill carrying an appro
priation of lioo.ooo for the construction of
a postofflce building at Brookings, B. D
South Dakota postmasters appointed
Drlgger, Stanley County; c. Y. Adam
vice C. O. Drlgger, resigned; Van Metr'
Lyman county; Otto C. Hunter, vie T Ii
Hill, removed. '
Al Derby, a professional at th punching
bg, at th Diamond theater thla week.
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