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VOL. XXX VI II NO. 153.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, DFEMBEK, 14, irOS-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
VENEZUELAN vessel taken
WEEK IN CONGRESS
KING CORN IN CHURCH
FORECAST FUR NEBRASKA Fair Mn
lav. Temperature at Omsha yesterday:
Guard Ship Alii Captured .by Dutch
Cruiser 02 Porto Cabello.
National Exposition Observes Sabbath
Day with Sacred Concerts,
OFFICERS AND CREW PUT ASHORE
PROGRAM BY ORATORIO SOCIETY
Some Masterpieces Rendered from
Handel's "The Messiah."
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Both Honses ' lably Adjourn
for Holida Monday.
PRLSH3EJTTS ML COXTS UP
Senate ia Expected :t Action
Eirular to that ft.
POSTAL SAYINGS BANK BILL
Mr. Carter Will Make an Effort to Get
Heat ure Thioug;b. Senate.
LODGE WILL SPEAK WEDNESDAY
K,mrkrltt Seaater Will Talk !
Oppeelttea ta Faraker Brawae
, Till Me-eaUetsaeat
WASHINGTON. Dec. IS- Both houses
of rcngreas expect to conclude the ante
Christmas holiday week of the imlon
during the present week. The date of the
adjournment for the holiday haa not yet
been definitely determined, but moat
probably it will fall on the list Inst-,
a, week from tomorrow. In that event
It U act expected that any business
would he done on Monday week, because
when iu data become known roembera
will leave for their homea In auch rum
bera that It will be Impoealble to rcf.a-
The senate will take another adjourn
ment Irwm Thursday antll the following
Monday without any expectation of doing
any business on Monday beyond providing-
definitely for the Chrlatmaa recesa.
The heuse will continue Ita work until
Friday or Saturday, bnt will then ad
journ until Monday unleaa another plan
of adjournment la pursued, feome mem
be ra wbo reside In far distant states are
urging that the adjournment should be
gin on Saturday and the leadere are dls
poaed to heed. When taken the holiday
adjournment wilt be until January 4..
IrsldeBtB Messages te Casaa ra
it Is expected that both houses will
deal during the week with the question
of the paragraph In the president's mes
sage mating to the secret service. The
Perkins committee probably will present
Us report to the house early, and in raae
a reeoletlon dealing with the subject la
recommended it will be acted upon be
fore (lie dispersal of the house for the
The present program la the senate la
to have Introduced a resolution similar
to that passed by the house which au
thorised a committee to deal with the
question and report back. 'Who shall In
troduce the resolution and what commit
tee shall be designated to perform the
service are not yet absolutely determined.
Jt la not anticipated that the question
will be discussed to any extent In either
body, aa all feel that aa they are deal
ing with the president a dignified coarse
houldte .YKrrtned.- "f. however, a con
troversy should be started it probably
would take a wide range and result In
rnvca political Malt.
BlMr Matter la Heaae. .
The house will begin the routine business
of the week tomorrow with the considera
tion of the business pertaining to the Dls-
trlct of Columbia and on Tuesday will
continue the consideration of the bill coa
cinin the penal laws, which received muc.i
attention during the last session. Thursday
and Friday will be given over to pension
t!l.a and other private measures unleaa
there la another appropriation bill ready
for consideration. Strenuous effort la being
made to get reported early in the week the
bill making appropriations for the District
of Columbia, and If this effort should be
tuccessful the bill will be passed before
Postal Savlas Bask Bill.
In the senate effort will be made by
Kenutor Carter to procure the passage of
his bill providing for the establishment of
postal savings banks, and on Wednesday
that measure will give way to the Foraker
bill authorising the re-enlistment of the
legro soldiers who were d.scharged with.
ul honor because of their supposed par
ticipation in the rrow-nsvi.le rlola of IS-..
iVnalur Lodge will talk at length in opposi
tion to the Foraker measure and no In
considerable debate may be anticipated. It
a not probable that action will be taken
on either the Carter or the Foraker bill
Kiirinr tha meek. Tba senate will devote
a tart of Tuesday to eu'.ogles on the life'
of the late Representative George W. Smith I numerous competing mounts' form a dis
of Illinois. The eenate census committee I I''y as interesting a? it Is original and
will begiu work early In the week on the
bill providing for the thirteenth census,
but probably will not be able to report unul
after the holidays. No effort will be made
In the senate to act on any of the appro
priation bills until ia January.
Haa. Caarlee A. He4a.ee.
TECUMSE1H. Neb. Dec. li-8pectJ
Telegram. Hon. Charles A. Holmes died
at his home in New London. Wis., this
morning. The body will be brought to
Tecumeeh and burial will be In the Te
cumek cemetery In accordance with Ma
sonic rttea. Mr. Holmes was a pioneer
banker of thla city, being a member of
the old banking firm of RuaeeU A Holmes
and for many years was prominent In
afftirs here. Mr. Holmes waa a native
of LrfK'kport. TIL, being born June 4. 1S10.
He waa a graduate of Lombard university,
Galueburg, TIL, and practiced law from
l.e time of bis graduation. He was an
old soldier hvlng served with the Twenty
ninth Wisconsin Infantry aa dhavtiig been
made a captain. In August 1K be waa
- mbarried to Miss Jennie T. Hurd. his wife
dying many years ago. He Is survived
by four daughters, Mrs. G D. Bennett snd
Mrs. John Spealman of Lincoln. Mrs. O.
C. Carroaa of St. Joseph. Mo., and Mrs.
Amoe Olmst ..d of Wells. Nertda. Mr.
Holmes located la Tecumseh in August.
M71 and he served Johnson county aa n-p-
. resentattve In thme legislature la 1CT at
which Una be was choeetj as oca of the
regents of the Nebraska university. He was
ctiueea state senator from this district la
1IC9 sad waa a foremost republican.
Paealty Sales Get Buy.
IOWA CITT. Is.. Dec. 11 (Special-) That
fecB'.ty spies stay vp until the "wee small
L.'Urs" to watch that the atudents ta the
University of Iowa do aot break the new
soeial regulations by taking the "co-eds''
lata the restaurants after U o'clock Is rap
idly becoming the belief among the under
graduates. The prosaptaeas with which all
violators af tba rules have been summoned
to Presided t Maclean's office haa aroused
ausplctoa that watches are being kept by
the faculty Bnemher aa the safes after
HAMS' TRIAL BEGINS TODAY
Brother at fsptsla ta Be Arralgeed
aa AeertMrr ta Marder
FLUSHING. N. T- Dec II The trial
of Thornton Jenkins Halns, author, which
will begin here tomorrow, promla to
rival In public interest many of the coun
try's noted murder trials. Halns 11 be
tried as an accessory to the murder of
William E. Annls. who was shot and fa
tally wounded at the Bayside Tacht club
last summer by the defendant s brother.
Captain Peter C. Halns. Jr.. whose attor
neys will urge temporary Insanity as his
It will be charged that Thornton Haln.
armed with a revolver, waved bark the
crowd of club members as Annls, who
was stepping out of his catboat, wae ilred
upon five times.
Counsel for the Halns brothers heve
indicated that the defense of Thornton
Halns will be that one may not be held
aa an accessory to the act of another wbo
la temporarily Insane. It will be asserted
that disclosures regarding the alleged
conduct of his wife and Annls has driven
Captain Halns into mental irresponsibility
and that Thornton could not be made to
share the responsibility.
Three hundred talesmen have been Im
panelled to appear before Judge Frederick
Crane, district attorney of?sko(qha aoln a
Crane. District Attorney Ira Darrln and
Prosecutor Elmer White will appear for
the state and John F. McAntyre. former
assistant dlatrict attorney of New Tork
county, assisted by Joseph 8. Hay. will
represent the defense. Judge Crane Is one
of the younger members of the bench in
years, but he has had a wide experience
In civil and criminal procedure. He la a
hard worker and It is believed the trial
will move promptly.
The whole atory which led up to Hie slay
ing of Annls will be unfolded at the com
ing trial and the defense will make the
case of peculiar interest. These attorneys
declare there ia no case parallel with this
one In criminal Jurisprudence.
FOURTEEN KILLED IN PANAMA
Threw of the Vletlsss at Prvaaatare
Exaloalea Satarday Arc
WASHINGTON. Dee. II. Fourteen are
known to be dead, three of them Ameri
cana, and fifty Injured as a result of the
premature explosion of twenty-one tas
of dynamite at Baa Obispo, ia the Psoas-
canal sons, yesterday, according to
an official dispatch received today from
Chief Engineer Ooethala. The message
"The premature explosion of twenty-one
tona of . dynamite at Baa Obispo at 11:10
this morning resulted in the death of
fourteen men and the Injury cf fifty.
Three or four of the Injured will prob
ably die. Following Americana killed:
' JAMES L. HUMMER, craneman. sttsm
shovel. Dunnellen. N. J.
JOHN J. KORP, steam shovel engineer.
Phlllipsburg. N. J. .
JOHN J. KEIDT. powderman, Indianap
Benjamin H- Cole, foreman. Rochester,
Arthur H- Bassett. foreman. Philadel
phia. W. O. Bell, foreman. New Tork City.
C. W. Hayden. steam shovel engineer,
OWLS USED FOR PUBLICITY
Hae-Hea Blrda Uataered by the
Haadred Feraa Valqae
A clever means of publicity has Just been
used by Sunderland Bros., the result of
which Is an accumulation of several hun
dred owls During the last few weeks a
prise contest has been carried on In which
It was required that owls furnished by
the advertiser should be mounted In some . college chapeL It Is probably the last re
unlque attractive manner for specified cltl Miss Wilcox will give here, aa she
The .for test clos-d December 10. and the
! attractive. All or the mounts w-.u oe on
Ing this iast Corn s.iow week.
MAX Al WOMAN ARRESTED
Llarola Lawyer aad Wife af Sheriff
ia t asieay ai nocarrir,
HOLJjREGE, Neb.. Dec. IX (Special
Tekgtara.V Lafe Burnett a Lincoln lawyer
and the wife of Sheriff WiUon were ar -
tested in a local hotel here last night. The
man was sent to Jail snd the woman was
taken to a 1 epital. She was recently dis-
charged from the Insane arlum at Lincoln
and claimed anoney and property due her
rrooi tne eette of a former Husband in I
Gosper county and had been out there to
look after it in company with "her at
torney, and was on her return to Lincoln.
Fheriff Wilson Is here today and In the
morning will file a complaint aguinst them.
Burnett denlea any intimacy with . the
woman. Ho has a wife and alx children
living in Lincoln. Mr. Wilson claims that
demand ha. been maCe upon him by Bur-
nett, as his wife a attorney, for more than
double the amount of money that might
be due her in settlement of her former
Mra Wilson, since ter discharge from
the insane hospital has been employed as
a domestic In the h.me of a farmer near
Lincoln, wboee name Is not learned. 8he
had been married to Wilson less than four
months when she waa sent to the Insane
Faaeral af Mra. D. T. Maaat.
The relatives of Mrs. D. T. Muunt. who
died in Chicago Thursday, have received
word that the bodr will be brought to
Omaha for burial. The time of the funeral
w.U be announced later.
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Eataaalaan Aasng the
WILLEMSTAD. Curscao. Dec- II The
Dutch cruiser Gelderland on Saturday
morning captured the Venezuelan- coest
guard ship Allx outside Puerto Cabello.
The Dutch flag was hoisted over the
Allx. the crew of which was sent tKhore.
The guardrblp was -then manned by a
Dutch officer and marines and towed to
Wlllemstad. arriving here thla morning.
Although the selxure of the Allx waa
plainly discernible from Porto Cabello.
the forts there did not fire on the Gelder
land. There is great enthusiasm over the
Incident in Curacao.
The steamer Maracalbo. which . arrived
here today from Venezuelan porta, re
ports that when It was at Maracalbo the
air was full of rumors o a revolution In
the interior of Venezuela.
CASTRO STARTS FOR COLOGNE
He Agwl a Says He Has Come to Settle
PARIS. Dec. 11 President CaMro of
enesuela and his party left here today for
Cologne, where a consultation of phvs.cUni
will be held to determine iipon the advis
ability of an operation on the president.
If an operation la found necessary Dr.
Israel probably will perform it at Berlin.
Castro kept himself closely confined to
his hotel here, refusing to give out any
statement to newspaper men, except
through some member of his suite. On the
train today he allowed an interview to the
Temps, saying as he waa leaving France he
felt at liberty to received a Journalist. The
interview, while guarded, fully confirms
the representation made by Castro at San
tander to the effect that he wanted to
settle Venesuela'a diplomatic differences,
and so far as France is concerned, bad al
ready made the first step in that direction.
Me said, however, that everything for the
moment must be subordinated to the re
storation of his health.
While avoiding a direct question as to
what he expected to do toward settling
Venezuela's foreign quarrels, he made It
clear that the resumption of diplomatic
relations with France depended entirely
upon the settlement of the French Cable
"It is Incontestable." be said, "that the
French Cable company was an accomplice
against my government In the Matos revo
lution." "But that did not Justify the expulsion
of M. Taigny. the charge d'affalrs." said
"In fact, as in other differences with the
p owera," replied President Castro, "Vene
tuela only defended herself."
"But there la also the matter of the
French subjects at Carupabo," continued
the Interviewer.' . .. -i, .
"I took occasion when I touched there,"
said the president, "to authorise their re
turn. That ia sufficient evidence of my
desire for reconciliation."
"And the payment of the diplomatic debt
under the Hague award?"
"The payment haa not ceased," remarked
Castro. "In default of a French repre
sentative at Caracas the monthly payments
have been deposited with the State Bank
Asked why he had refused to allow the
Brazilian legation to act for France, Presi
dent Castro replied:
"Because Brazil has charges In the
United Ststea. and in the interest of the
good relations and solidarity of the Ameri
can republics It was deemed inadvisable to
permit a republic to look after the affairs
of an European power."
President Castro asserted that Venezuela
desired peace and harmony with France
and the other powers, but declared such a
condition waa dependent upon others as
well as Venezuela.
BELLEVUE COLLEGE SOCIETIES
Masleal. la Whlra Mlaa Haael Wileox
Vi las Favor, la Chief '
Monday evening Miss fTazel Wilcox ap
peared in a violin recital at the Bellevue
ta soon to lecve tiit college. She is the
: Pupil of Ml
Lueila Allen, instructor in
stringed ;ns.ruments at Bellevue college.
The rise cf M.as Wilcox in musical work
has been rapid the last year. Several times
lately she has appeared on the recital pro
grams which Miss Alleen has put on, and
made a success.
The audience and friends showed ther
feeling by presenting large bouquets of
i flowers to the musicians. The program:
1 Pensees Henrenses.'.V.".".V.T.".V
I fciumttr 8on...........
i Concert Etude in L Flat
' Miss SadUekl
' V ' I u u t
; vi" '.' "wViVni"
) Nocturne Op. No. I
(bj Waltz op. 70 No. 1..
I Caniabile el Balero.
Friday evening In Fontanelle parlors the
Toung Women's Christian association gavs
an entertainment to students and faculty.
A trip around the world waa arranged by
rarinni tvmt In which ma. f . .r
TTtteDUrf th vliriou. Und.
PLEA FOR EARLY SHOPPING
Express aad Mall Parka res W 111 G
Belter Servlea If Seat
"Do not open until Christmaa."
This sticker may be had from any of
the express companies and also from the
larger stores, all of which are uniting
In an effort td induce the public to tbop
early and thus save an Immense amount
of labor and also to Insure the safer ship
ment of Christmas packages.
Packages to be sent either by mail or
exrress are much more certain of reach
ing their destination In ample time If
they are shipped early because of the
crowded condition of both mall aad ex
press cars during the holiday rasa. They
are also much leas liable to be mlseeat
or soiled. Few appreciate the avalanche
of business which Is gives to tha post
office and tha express companies w?Lla
ths period of one week before Christmas.
The little sticker saying "Da aot opaa
until Christmas" Is headed by the re
cipient aad a package caa J oat aa well
be sent a week earlier thaa tha day be
From the Philadelphia Record.
BATTLESHIPS AT COLOMBO
Fleet Anchors in Harbor of Ceylon
Port at Ifine A. M. Sunday.
HEALTH OF MEN IS EXCELLENT
Elaborate Roaad of Ea tertaiasseats
aad Sparta Pravlded far OS errs
aad Haa Darlagr the 81s
COLOMBO, Ceylon, Dee. IX The United
States battleship fleet was anxiously
awaited here by a great gathering of
Europeans snd natives at Colombo. The
fleet which was sitrhted at 7 o'-lock this
morning, approached slowly la single file
The flagship Connecticut with Rear Admiral
S perry aboard entered the harbor at f
o'clock, the others to8w-( at intervale.
Tha fleet left Man! lan iember V and
passed Singapore six days later. The
voyage was atieventfol. the weather being
fine throughout and the battleships pro
ceeding at an even speed of about ten
knots an hour. The health of the men Is
excellent with the exception of one case
of smsllpox on the Georgia. The smallpox
victim is seriously 111 and all of the
Georgia's crew have been vaccinated. '
AdsBlratlea for Veaeels.
This is oae of the moat difficult harbors
the fleet has yet entered, bat all the battle
ship were berthed without incident, the 1
perfect maneuvering of the vessels causing
great admiration. Coaling will begin im
mediately. During the period the fleet will
remain here, the officers and men will be
entertained extensively. The official re
ception will take plsce tomorrow, and after
that every hour of leisure will be fully oc
cupied in festivitieav etr.. which have been
The program Includes a dally trip to
Kandy, which lies near the center of the
island on the banks of a fine artificial
lake sixty-two miles northeast of Colombo.
The residence of the British governor agent
is located there as well as the former king's
palace and the Buddhist temple of Dalada
Malagawa. The beautiful botanical
gardens of Peradrnia are one of the at
tractions of Kandy.
Progress- af Sports.
A aeries of sports are on the program
and many valuable prizes have been
donated for the winners. - In addition to
I the official reception toraemrw, there ail!
I be a concert under the patronage of Sir
Henry Edward McCallum. governor of
j Ceylon and Lady McCallum. On Tuesday
a dinner will be given to the medical of
ficers of the fleet by Sir Allan Perryi the
chief medical officer of the island.
The governor will give a banquet on
Wednesday, the guests lnrludlng thirty cf
the higher American effieirs and fifty or
more prominent civilians and on the fol-
lowing day. Lady McCallum will give an
One cf the most Interesting functions
will be the dinner cf the Chamber of Com
merce at which the officers will receive
gifts of five pounds of tea. Dances have
beoen arranged for almost every night at
the principal hotels.
DID FALL REALLY KILL GIRL?
That Is faeatlea forsarr Will
Atteatut ta Settle at the
A startling disclosure connected with the
death of Nellie Crutcher, who fell down
stairs st 1ml. South Eleventh street, is ex
pected by Cormer Heafey. wtv will hold
an Inquest in the case this afurnoon. Sun
day evening a post mortem "was made and
the result of It will be made public today
by the coroner's physician.
It is thought either that something beside
a fail downstairs caused the woman's
death, or else that she was criminally
thrown down the stairs at the Eleventh
street house, where she was staying. She
was taken to the hospital Friday night
' ftcr being hurt, but not until Saturday
night was it discovered that ber skull was
fractured, and then it was too late to
save ber. She died early Sunday morning
after aa operation at the Omaha General
Although there was some doubt aa ta
tha cause of her death, the hospital authori
ties turned ths body over to a private
undertaker from whom It waa obtained by
the coracter when be heard of tha case.
Tha funeral of Miss Crutcher will ba bald
at o'clock Tuesday afternoon from tha
undertaking rooms af aGntlemaa A Leu
kins. The burial will be at Forest Lava.
Her father arrived in Omaha jreatarday
from JrYaenoot aad wUl remaia until after
ADMINISTRATING A STIMULANT.
In Concert Halt
10:00 a. m. Lectures by representa
tives of foreign countries.
John Fields, editor Oklahoma Farm
Address by Nicholas Kaumanna, an
attache of the German Imperial consu
late at Chicago. "Future of Corn Cult
ure In the United States."
Music March. "B-I-Double-LBIll"
Address by Lie Luis Gorocpe, "Agri
Address by Lio Luis Gorozpe, "Agri
culture in Mexico."
Music Romance, "It Might Have
Address by Zeferino Domingo ez. "The
Life of Mexico Depends Upon the Pro
duction of Corn."
Address by T. R. Garton of England
(stereoptlcon), "Oats Breeding."
Music Medley overture. "Popular
Melodies," Hilland (Helt and Hager).
Aft era ew
'aearU Bl atta
in Concert Hall.
IM p. m. Council Bluffs will present
a program of special Interest to the
people, sa follows:
Vtr-tor K.. Bender, presiding. -
Opening selection. George Greea aad
Address, Mayor Thomas Maloney.
Response, Mayor James C. Dahlman.
Address, J. P. Hess, president Na
tional Horticultural congress.
Music Chorus of school children, 100
Address, C. M. HtrL
At the meeting of the Board of Edu
cation. December 14 waa designated as
Chlldrena' day at the exposition and
schools will be dismissed for the oc
casion. aluaio by George Green and his band
In the afternoon:
"The King of Rags" (two-step od
"Dolorosa" (Uoem d' Amour) Tobanl
"Selection of Southern Songs"
March "The Steel King; St. Clair
The people of South Omaha are pre
paring a program of attractions for this
Music by George Green and his band.
INTERNAL REVENUE DECREASES
Pradaetloa of Spirits Falls Of
Beraaw af Prahlhitloa Meve
saeat aad Price of Grata.
WASHINGTON, Dec. IS Commissioner
John G. Capers of the Internal Revenue
Bureau In hU annual report states that for
the last fiscal year there was a decrease
in the receipts of X17.8W.0?;. as compared
with the previous year, and that fcr the
first three months of the current year
there has been a decrease of f7.K2.2ai, aa
compared with the corresponding months
of the last fiscal year.
The revenues for the full current year
are estimated At S2S0.Ort.0W. which is fl.
CdS.AOO less for last year.
The production of distilled grain spirits
waa 126,9S,Te) tax gallons, a decrease of
more than COue.OOO gallons. The prohi
bition movement, the high price of grain
and the agreement among distillers to cur
tail production are assigned as the reason.
The total production of denatured alcohol
during the year waa 1.121. tl wine gallons,
which is about 240.000 gallons leas than for
the previous year and from reports re
ceived there does not appear to have been
any very material Increase in the quantity
entering into general or agricultural use.
EICHLER CHARGED WITH MURDER
Waits, S. D., Maa Whs Killed Heary
Bskswrk I'ader Arrest.
STURGIS. 8. D.. Dec 11 (Special Tele
gram.) Emerson Elchler was arrested
Thursday, charged with the murder of
Henry Bohnsack. near Wasta, about two
weeks ago. Eicliler wag arraigned in Jus
tice court here, waiving preliminary hear
ing and was bound over to the Mt-ade
county circuit court In the sum of S2.0a.
for which amount be gave bonds. It will
be remembered that Eichler shot IV raack
while attempting to take down a gun rang
ing on the wall. The coroner's Jury pro
nounced the killing entirely accidental. It
is reported that is not known about the
shooting, and the abova arrest was made
to try and find out the truth of the affray.
BUhe Lewis la tkiaa,
SIOUX CITY. Ia.. Dc IX. (Special.
Rev. Robert Emyli. pastor of the First
Methodist Episcopal church, has received
from Bishop W. 8. Lewis a cablegram,
dated Shanghai. China. December 11. ls,
"Acamutha," the translation of which ia,
"Arrived safely. Pleasant voyage. Every
thing all right. Bishop Lewis was ac
companied by Mrs. La wis and a party of
missionaries. Mrs. Lewis will remain in
Foo Chow, which will ba the Lewis rest
dance ta China. Bleb op Lewis will proceed
immediately several hundred miles inland
to opea his first coafereace la China aear
Thibet early ta February. Bishop Lewis
forakerly was president af MorsUngalda eal-lrga
TROPHY SEIZED TOR DUTY
Mexican Premium for Students Taken
by Customs Officials.
SENOR DOMIXGUEZ COMES SUNDAY
He Urges that His Treasaree Be
Shipped ta Cora Shaw la Bead
aad Ezpeets Thesa ta
Heartless. Indifferent customs officials of
the United States on the Mexican border
seized the trophy being brought to the Na
tional Corn exposition by Zaferino Domln-
gues to be glwrn to the students corn Judg
ing team getting the highest number of
points, and Sfenor Domingues arrived in
Omaha Sunday morning without tha trophy
or his trunks coataintag exhibits.
The Mexican agriculturist takes the sell'
ure good naturedly, however, and officials
of the exposition set at work at once to
get the trophy released.
It ia thought the baggage of Senor Domin
gues, together with the solid silver trophy
vslued at (1.600, will arrive In Omaha today
In bond and can be secured from the Omaha
customs office. .
No word had been received from the
trophy late last night, but telegrams were
flying between Omaha and the Mexican
The Judges have already awarded the
trophy to the team coached by Prof. M. L.
Bowman of Ames, but It was the plan to
have Zaferino Domingues present the hand
some trophy to the Iowans at the Monday
morning meeting In Concert hall. But the
custom officials spoiled the plan aa they
have spoiled many, many plans.
Waated Five Haadred Dellare Daty
They wanted me to pay r0 duty on the
trophy," said Senor Domlnguet at the Hotel
Rome last evening.
"This looked unreasonable to me and I
tried to explain that I was taking the cup
to Omaha to give to the students who
should win In a corn Judging contest.
"They enly laughed at me. I showed them
my letters from the American consul In i
I'"" r. v ,aeV S
Then I let them go thro igh all my letters
aad the clippings from papers about the
trophy, but they still laughed, and finally
I suggested they send it to Omaha In bond,
which tbey agreed t do. j
"Yes. I think it will be here. I will wait 1
patiently until we bear from the custom '
officials I thought surh a trophy which
I waa bringing to the United States to give
to students and encourage them In the
study of our agricultural products would
surely be exempt from duty, but you could
not make a United States customs official
on the Mexican border believe anything."
Bast af Dias la Sliver.
The trophy Is worth S1.500 or more. It
Is a beautiful example of the Mexican
silversmith's art. The bust of President
Porflrio Dtas is worked out In solid silver
and critics In Mexico City declare it to
be one of the finest busts of the Mexican
president ever made. This Is mounted
on a green onyx base and the whole en
closed in a handsome red case made with
all the splendor which the Spanish and
tha Mexican workmon could put In it. This
case Zeferino Domlnguc-z managed to bring
with him, though he had to leave the
The whole Is the idea of Senor Dom
Inguts. and the white silver, the green
onyx and red case are the colors of the
Meatcan flag, while In the dettll of tie
trophy Is aeen the Mexican eagle and coat-of-arma.
together with the American eagle
and shield, of red. white and blue.
Oae af Rrsaelle's Big Mrs.
Zeferino Drxningues Is one of the dis
tinguished men of the Mexican republic.
He is doing In Mexico what the best farm
ers In the United St Us are doing m the
way of Improving farm products. He has
taught the Indians to test seeds, plant
them scientifically, distinguish between
varieties and their adaptability, started the
Mexicans and Indians to producing big
crops by dry farming, until the men on
his farms are able to compete with the
most advanced workers In the United
When his exhibit arrives, visitors to the
National Corn exposition will be given s
graphic idea of what Is being accomplished
la the sister republic by such mea as Dom
soguea and Gorospe. The big map of the
exhibit will show the production la every
state of the republic, the varieties of
grata grown, the rainfall, b-rigaied sec.
tkms and that which Is dry farmed.
SaaapWa of tha products from every atats
I la tha repaUio U also ba ahowsv
GREEN'S BAND PLAYS TO MANY
Preachers Devote Their Morning-
Sermons to the Exposition.
MEXICANS SPEAK FROM PULPHS
Esalaeat EaaUearlee af the Dlaa
Repablle Oeeapy Pelplt Saaday
Evealsg at the First '
Methodist Chare a.
ATTS STB AST OB.
'lr day 1S03
Becoad day 11,03
TMrs day 10 Jig
1-owrth day erao
(Sunday Is not Included.)
King Corn and Quees Alfalfa, together
with all those of the agricultural court ob
served Sunday and about the throne and ia
the imperial palace was heard only sacred
But even the Sabbath day observance dl !
not keep visitors frnsa calling and thous
ands walked through the aisles and saw
the exhibits besides attending the sacred
George Green's band, the exposition hand,
gave a concert at ! p. m., In the concert
hall, which was well attended, but when
the Oratorio society presented the concert
at 4 p. m.. the hall was filled. This con
cert was 'one of the most notable parts
of the program. Th chorus was con
ducted by Ira B. Pennlman and many
masterpieces were presented. Including se
lections from Handel's "The Messiah." The
concert was popular, extremely so.
This concert lasted until almost o'clock.
The buildings of the National Corn expo
sition were lighted up and many spent ,
the early evening g.'lng over the educa- '
tlonal exhibits all of which were open.
Dta af Weekdays Is Not. t
No crl of spielers were heard, tba
demonstrators for the moat part took '
day of rest, with the exception of the elec
tric lighting machinery which supplements
the regular lighting at the corn show, the
machines stopped, but there were many
things of Interest to visitors and the Corn
show was the popular place yesterday for
the Sunday afternoon promenade Instead
of the sidewalks In front of gorgeous win
dows filled with holiday goods.
Addresses were made by local ministers
and soma of the visiting professors and
prominent men of ether states and coun
Prof. A. B. Storms of the Iowa Agricul
tural college addressed a meeting at . the
Toung Men's Christian asem-ieriuo' In tho V
afternoon and spoke at the First Methodist
church In the evening.
But the gospel of King Corn was echoed
out and beyond the confines of his court.
It was mingled with the gospel of the
King of Kings In the bouses of the Lord:
't was preached by the voloe of ministers
and sent forth In hymns snd anthems of
praise from choir lofts. Rev. Frank Lv
Leveland. D. D.. at First Methodist; Rev.
R. B. A. McBrlde D. D.. at Central United
Presbyterian and Rev. T. J. Mackay D. D..
at All Saints' Episcopal churches, had for
tthelr themes the National Com exposition.
They drew strong lesions of life from
King Corn and his scientific culture. , 4
Seaer Fsei la Palplt.
In the evening Senor Fotx of afexlct
spoke briefly at the First Methodist church,
preceding Dr. Storms.
The Mexican delegation. Including Za
ferino Domingues and Lie Luis Gorospe,
attended the Methodist church last evening
and expressed delight at the spirit of the
American people and the earnest words
spoken on agricultural themes, on the grckt
est work In the world tilling the soil and
producing grains to feed a hungry people.
KM to ,UrfccUon w the movlnf
, , w . k- .v.. .....,.i,t ,..
' sgement Sunday afternoon.
the dsy and
shown were appropriate to
took the large audiences through the Holy
I La 9h- ps befiUln a Sunday
Few visitors frcm outside, the city fft
within the gates Sunday, but a large num
ber of workingmen who have not had time
to see the exposition during the four days
It has been open snd who do not expect to
find time during the coming week, visited
the exposition Sunday. The extra work
of the holiday season has made It difficult
for some classes of workers to find time
to see the exposition properly, and they
took advantage of the opportunity to go
Sunday. Hundreds of men from shops and
factories examined the exhibits of grain
and grasses during the afternoon and sa
thoroughly were they tmpressed with the
strides made in country life that it was
no uncommon thing to hear them remark,
'The country Is the best place to Ure ws
ought to be there now."
feaatry llest Place ta Live.
Such a remark was made by the foreman
of a railroad blacksmith shop aa he stool
looking at the frm electric lighting plants.
Some of the workers bad not seen a real
frm home for years and to lo-jk over the
new plans for making l.fe comfortable on
the farm seemed to bring them to a reali
zation that the farm was the most deairsblt
place after all.
"Here we are so situated that we have to
see this exposition Sunday or not at all."
said one man with the marks of the shop
en his hands and fsce. "Very few farmers
but what can com to Omaha with a ckat
book full of tnjniy, br ng tii-lr entire
families, stay a week and also have a part
In the making of the great exposition."
Today will see the most brll'unt program
which haa so far been presented, the repre
sentstives of foreign countries addressing
the audiences in Concert hall. John Fields,
edltur of the Oklahoma Farm Journal, will
preside and among the sneakeis will be
Lie. Luis Gorozpe and Zeferino Domingues
of Mexico. Senor Gorozpe will speak on
"Agriculture In Mexico" and Senor Domln-
guei .on "The Lire or Mexico Depei. oa
the Production of Corn."
(rrass Imperial Attache.
Nkholaa Kaumknr.s, attai he of the Ger
man tinper al ccnsulate at Cl.lcrgci, wU
pek a "Future of Corn Culture In the
L'rltrd Sttes" aixi T. R. Garton of Eng
land oa "Oat Bm-eding."
It is Mr. Guton and his associates a
England who Lave produced, after twenty
sevea years of work, the tuliesa oats
which promise ta case a ravsiuttoa la
the xuiiuiig- ot eta la tha Vailed Ittt -