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Til Pi KKE: OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1909.
tuch a crlmlnaf combination, anil not then until the attorney central lias applied for a ivrlt of Injunction to prevent the further continuance of the crime, and ha la vested with the dlnrretlon of postponing the tak ing effect of the Injunctive process. If he believes that the public will be Inconven ienced by tha ' suppression , of the crime. After he haa exercised hla discretion the Court Itself, if hom the application la made, may postpone the taking effect of the Injunction until such time as the pub lic welfare will no longer ' Buffer by tha suppression of the crime. "In effect, then, the law of Nebraska say to the monopoly, "You Are a menace to the public welfare, and to protect tho public against you, we will not only pun ton you, but we will drive you out of cx ltnee; but we will not do It so long aa the continuance of your crime la of public reneflt.' "Yet, with all Its abettrdlty, the Ne braska statute ha been more logical than acme of the other enactments on thla sub ject. These provide, unconditionally, that all such eomblnattons thai! be extlil gfi'rhed. and except when Invoked for political purpoaea or to eve the ends of private vengeance of blackmail, the laws remain a dead letter", and the commerce or our oountrygoes forward like a young, lusty giant, uneonseloua of the runy fet ters which we attempt to clasp about his growing limbs." Among the lawyers from; outside Omaha who will hear Mr. Biogan are Judge W. O. Hastings, dean of the college of law of the University of, Nebraska; M. T. Oarlow of Grand Island, Judge H. M, Orlmes of North Platte.' C. C. Flanberg of Lincoln, A. It. Olson of Wlsner, Judge U O. Hurd of Harvard. S. P. Davidson of Tecumseh, C. H. Sloan of Geneva,' II. A. Brewbaker of Superior, W. WIJlcox and J. J. Halll gan of North, Platte. Jobo Erhart of Htan ton. The argent number by far of outside visitor . will come this morning. The judges of the supreme .court will then ar rive, among them C. B. Letton, who la to be. a speaker this morning. tOt'IlT St'SPEVOS FOR MEETING Judges Unit Thr-lr Aencnes While Convention la In Session. In accordance with a request from the State Bar association, district court was suspended for Tuesday and Wednes day. It's too cold In the court house to hold court for that matter, for the grate fell out of one of the boilers Installed last fall In temporary quarters and the build ing Is nearly as cold as It was In the first week of October. Curiously enough, the boilers were dfflclally' inspected by n In surance and accident company a week ago and pronounced In first-class condition, POLLOCK STAYS AT AGENCY (Continued from first Page.) be taken up by the full committee during January. Mr. llurkp said today he expected the committee would have the bill whipped Into shupe for report- to tha house the latter part of January. The- estimates which hnve been submitted for Inclusion In the bill pare -tho current appropriation Ty between 2,000,X)0 and $3,000,000.. Clark Follows Hill Lend. . "The present high prices for farm prod ucts have come to atay; the rural popula tion Is playing out; the present census, if It classes the unincorporated Villages as towns, will show between 80 ' and (51 per cent of the population as living In towns," declared Representative.' Champ Clark of Missouri, the minority 'leader In the house, today. "At the. present rate In twenty rears the I'n'.tcd States will cease to be an exporting l a tldn for ' agricultural products' except C as. to cotton. .' ; f,, . . . "One, of the pninclpa4.toaus.es ot the high jh'Iol'h of form products ; its :. the. world irovement of people toward the towns and cities. While a few . people In towns and c'.iIcb have gardens, and raise chickens and occasionally pigs.' "practically the entire town and city population are hon-produeev of anything to. eat, but are consumers only. For" the first time last year Argen tina beat Us in exporting corn and Argen tina and Brazil are now fighting to take the- frozen moat trade from us." Omaha Ualloon Writ, General Allen today authorized. Colonel ClnBeford, In charge of the signal corps post at Omfcha, to send, a small balloon of the Baldwin type" to Loa Angeles to participate lii , the international aviation meet at that Place. Mr. Baldwin, designer of the balloon, who' Is" a Callfornlan, will be In chirgo of his invention during this meet. The. aeroplane' now at Omnha has been ordered went to Chicago and later will go south for experimental purposes. ' Knral Carrier, Rural carriers have been appointed as follows: , Nebraska South Auburn, route i, John Hi Ilannaford .carrier Oeorge A. Hftnnaford ,'aiibstltute. Iowa Correction vlllc, route I. Ivan J. Rhine carrier. Ralph Brady aubsMutar.Earllng, route I, William W. KaiNoth. c.-trrfciv ho substitute; Konta nelle, ou;i J.'. Albert M. Evans carrier, no suhstittite:v"u'dson.; route I. Arthur B. Shirley eartief, Ehrf M. Shirley aubetl; ttite; Irwin. ' fots ' t, Bornard McConnei carrier. ' ro ' jibfitltute; ' Steamboat Rock, route 1 IlliamS.,,; Williamson carrier, Ben .T.-V-'-'Jers, substliate; TJnion, route 1, A!h:ic Ti. Carson cariler, Clnud 'Abbott jhsl'iutp.; ' ,m '" Emellno ff.'Tloot has been appointed post mnf ter at Ihrfvale, SjyuUy eounty, South Dakota, r)eo W S. Allen, resigned. The Umfrnin' National, hi nk of Klm ballton. Ia,.ha ben authorised in begin business, with I2S.000 Capltglv-Ifans Madsen Is president. Mars J. Fprgotisen vice presi dent and Alma Matiseh' cashier. The Merchants N'mIqivH h'ank pf Omaha v iMr rpr0wj as a reserve agent of ,' iirtoo.h (?a.) National bank. f-. f.: AMENDS ' jfsTHARTER rrlwti ltoad Changes ' Some of ,Tta. Preferred ' Stock to Common. t,OUVfLLp, ky.. tfeb. 2.-The Southern Pacific tomiiany filed- an amendment to its charter here today : certifying that of the Tt'.OJO.OOO of jthe preferred atock of the com pany, heretofore authorised to be Issued and oonsMSttsg. pf 760,000 shares of the par value of 1C each,' ItA.tH. ahates have been converted Into a like number of shares of the ciUMnipn. capita). tock of tb com pany. the remainder of the Issue having been rcdemmed or cancelled. ANM .ll- JAM'AHV t L'HTAI.Y BALB Of Lac. Caurtatna and' Cnrtaln Ma terial. Monray, . Januaj-ys, will be the beginning of out annua: January lace curtain aud iiu'luin uis Uriel sale. Most Interesting valuta !.i le effered. The greatest cure has Lreii jjlvtn to the buying of only auch od a a 4r guarantee, together with a.) odd cu. talus, odd pieces, net remnants of a.) kint-s ut curt4a material that we de s-ie to c.i e out. Ai: will be on sale during tha .'iiM 4tk. lu January, at prloes ao low that U . Ill be ready sellers. , iAri:uy department. . .KiHST FLOOR." , , Moi-.il! , January . ( o'clock. Ol;ClIARl) & WILHELM CARPET CO. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy not only stof s a cougU, but rt moves ihe Irritation w ch causes l HOPE TO AVERT BIG STRIKE Appeal Made to President nd Inter state Commerce Commission. CONFERENCE OFF FOR PRESENT Hopes of Settling Difficulty Between ilallrtMda and Switchmen Are ' Given In Harrier Fa vors Delay. T. PAt'L, Minn., Dec. 2g.-Ail of the strike leaders who have been In consulta tion with President Ilawley of the Switch men's union have left the city and there were no new developments early today. President Pernam of the Railway Tel egraphers, who was chairman of the American Labor Railway i Section, la th Chicago today and tomorrow evening he expects to be In Washington, where he will confer with the members of the . Interstate Commerce Commission to learn If that bojy or President Taft may be Induced to Inter vene and avert a generaf strike. ' President CI. ft How ley of the Slate Fed eration of Labor is in Duluth today," leav ing President Haw'ley and hla associates alone In charge of the strike here. Being asked if the report ,waa true that freight handlers, machinists, and clerks' unions, which., bave grievances . of. their own, would go on strike without watting further communication from .Mr Perhaui, President Hawley said; , ...... . . - "Such action on the part of those unions would turn public sentiment against th strikers and would not in any way holp the cause.' I am not in favor of that kind of a sympathetic strike. ' Breach Wider Than. Ever. Contrary . to expectations, developments yesterday In th controversy between he railroads of the northwest and tha striking swltchmett Instead of resulting In an ami cable settlement of the strike, resulted In a wider breach than has heretofore existed. Not only have the switchman declared all negotiation with the railroads terminated, but the labor leaders say there la a strong possibility of a general strike by all of the allied ' orders belonging to the railway branch of the American Federation of. Labor. M. B. perham, who has been acting as chairman of the railway council In session here, left last night for Washington to seek advice, "There may be a general strike," said Mr. Perham. I President Hawley of the ' Switchmen's union asserted: "Several other members of the railway council besides Mr. Perham, left for their htadquarters last night to make prepara tions for a strike of their respective ordsrs." Mr. Perham, In speaking of today's de velopments said: . "Friday we were on the verge of a set tlement with the railroads and we thought the matter would be fixed up today. But thla morning he railroads presented a mys terious change and assumed such arrogance that we decided- at once to have nothing more to do with them. I am leaving to night for . Washington. . I have business in Chicago and Cincinnati first, but will arrive at the capltol on Thursday. As the Intervention of the state authorities has failed, I shail seek the aid of tha United States in putting an end to a controversy that la oaustng.. bankruptcy and suffering among the innocent who have no voice in the matter." G overnor Mickey . ..v l';"'.,' . ' ) irr.ii.,lo,-) jj'tue, ' i );is Barely; Alive Putient- Ha Been Unconicloui for Twelrt Honrs and Death is Mo- mentarily Expected. ' . OSCEOLA, Neb., Dec. 28. Ex-Oovarnur J. H. Mickey has been unconscious for the last twelve hours. He la. barely alive and death la expected at any time. . v. dog bites iimm WIDOW" (Continued from First Page.) qualities.. Ills place ,1s now far back on the stage, chained with heavy Iron to the brick wall. Tootsle" property of ChaHea Erwln of the Merchants hotel Is a proud damsel, although somewhat disfigured. -Her owner thought to" beautify her a little for the show by putting some walnut stain on her eyebrows. The stain will . not com off and Tootsle's otherwise White ooat Is dis figured. ''.'.. Charles Benson is showing eight Boston terriers from his Carnation leKnnels, although am president of . the Nebraska Kennel club, his dogs do not compete with visiting dogs for the prises. r . . . . - Judge BJurman has given, a beautiful trophy for the best dog at tha show, weigh ing over f,lfty pounds and the- president has given a cup for the best dog under fifty pounds. ' ': Tho homely Alrdales" art attracting con siderable attention In spite Of ithelr Tack of good looks. It Is known that: this is the kind , of dog Theodore Roosevelt use on his hunting trips. They are also used In Yellowstone park by , the. - government to kill wildcats.' They look like almost any thing but a household pet. The new arrangement of the poultry cages makes It much more handy to get around through that part of the 8hdw.On can pats from the lumbering Brahma to 'the largest turkey in Nebraska With little trouble. The huge geesee ,Auoi . i;lalm" at tention. If by nothing, else than the noise they make. But' they have iai merit and the water fowl' exhibit s b.'lgh (slaas. , .". HOGS BREAKK; ; C. 1 RECORD Brian: the Vnnanal. Prlanvnf N.0 m Market, -HlaL-' - sine .issa,;'.,,; , 'r ',. KANSAS CITY, Dao. HHogs brought the unusual price. of $8.60 on the Kansas city marks today TbU la "Uh -highest mark attained since 1S.5. ' Receipts were heavy. Packers did not. explain, the, high price, except to say It marked anotnef Step In the constantly Increasing "alue. of hogs. ST. LOUIS, Dec. .-Two loads o'r hogs sold on the local market today at $S.7y per hundred pounds. This Js lh highest price tinoe 19M. - . - '.,f i riTTSBURQ. Deo. M.HogS wfcrV quoted today at SR.90, the highest ver recorded hera. The cause given fut Ue hlgo price Is the lack of aupply.''V, , BIG DEAL IN LEHIGH STOCK Drexrl A t . of. fHIUdelaaU Bay fc-0,00 Ikarea, bnt Object U Not AaannneeaY PHILADELPHIA. Dei. -Ann6hn'ce-ment waa made today that .Dreaej & Co., of this city Jiad purchased the? Delaware, LarKawanna A Wr stern Railroad com. panyU holding of Lehigh Talley railroad stocks amounting to JU.OM -ah area. Aalds from this Dreiel A Co., would make no ooinment Qn the purshaae., , ;1. For many weeks Lhlgn-.VaJley haa bean among the most aetlve of stocks and Its rise and fall has been watched eagerly. It was known the Moore-Reld Interests, whose chief strength Is centered In the Roek Island railroad had been purchasing heavily of Lehigh Valley, with the apparent Inten tion of acquiring control. The Lackawanna la the last of the five railroads that acquired control of the Le high Valley In l'JOt to dispose of the stock. That of the other roads has been acquired by the Moore-Reld Interests. Phone Inquiry on at Jefferson City Majority of Stock in Two Bell Com panies Owned by American Telephone Company. JEFFERSON CITV. Dec. 28-Charles II. Olade of Tope k a, Kan., president of the Bell Telephone company of Missouri and the Missouri and Kansas Telephone com pany, was the first witness today In th Investigation of the companies. The hearing was before Special Examiner Edwin Silver. Attorney General- Major, who Instituted the proceedings, appeared for the state. The American Telephone - and . Telegraph company was represented by F. W. Leh mann of St. Louis. Witnesses who will be examined include Cyrus P. Walbrldge of 8t. Louis, ohalr man of the board of the Bell companies, and S. A. Hall of Kansas City, general manager of the Missouri and Kansas. Tele phone company.. ; .' - Mr. Glado testified' that the American Telephone and Telegraph company of New York owns a niajorltj of the stock of the Bell. Telephone company of Missouri and the Missouri and Kansas Telephone com pany. The companies operate In separate parts of tha slate, .'. . The Missouri and Kansas company at tlmea purchased Independent lines, and, ex cept In ; a few Instances, the prices were reduced. At Springfield, Mo., where an Independent company, was bought out, the prices were advanced. ' -1 Seven Children Burn to Death Hot Stove and Keg of Powder Are the Cause of a Terrible e Catastrophe. DUBOIS, Pa., Dec. 28. Seven children ranging in age from 2 to 12 years, were burned to death and three persona per haps fatally injured last night, when fire followed by an explosion of powder de storyed the home of Stephen Bronosky, a miner, at Sykesville, Pa., near here. All the victims were foreigners. Eix of the children were members of tho Bronosky family and the seventh belonged to a boarder. Mr. and Mrs. Bronosky and the boarder jumped frqVn an upstairs win dow, receiving serious Injuries. - The fire started from an overheated coal stave and communicated with a keg of mine powder. - DEATH RECORD. Sarah P. Madiloi, FALLS CITY, Neb., Deo. 28.-(Special.) Sarah P. Maddox, formerly of this county, died at Sterling, Colo., Deoember 24. With her husband,- she came here In the fall of 1S establishing, their., hpme one mile north of thla place on lb,, farm, now qvnrd by J. R. Jones.' Her husband died In 1876. Three children survive her, George Rhine of Gove , City, Kan,, Lincoln Hhlne of r Turner, Kanv and Mrs, Edward Mar shah of Sterling, Colo. In 1889 Mrs. Rhine moved to Gove county, Kansas, to be 'vlth her children. She was at Sterling, Colo., to spend the winter with her daughter, when a stroke of paralysis caused her death.. She was the last of a large family of brothers and sisters, there being seven teen In her father's family. Mrs. Rhine was well known In this county, where she had many relatives. Prominent Fremont Man Dies. FREMONT, Neb.. Dec. 2S. (Special.) Gustavo Kerkow, ex-county clerk and a deputy collector of Internal revenue during Cleveland's administration, died here yes terday at the age of 57. He waa a native of Germany and came to.Fremo.nt In lSiffl and t?n years later was e'ected county clerk, serving two terms and declining a rftnomlnatlon. He later served a number of terms as deputy revenue collector, resign ing when McKlnley was elected president. He was a promlnelnt and active member of the German Turner society and a man of great personal popularity. He leaves a widow, two daughters. Mrs. Vincent Ram sey of Valley and Frances Kerkow of this city, two brothers and four sisters. For many years Mr. Kerkow was a suf ferer from rheumatism and obliged to get around on crutches. Mrs. Katherlne Forrls. Mrs. Katherlne Farrls. a daughter of the late John Delanoy, died at the hospital yesterday at the age of 46. Another death at the hospital was thot of William J. Taylor, who had been almost helpless for months at the age of 75. He was one of the oldest members of the Knights of Pythias In thla vicinity, Joining the order not 'ong after its organization, and the lodge had charge of his funeral services, which were held today. Mra. Violet R. Duncan. "Mrs. Violet R. Duncan, 45 years old, wife of W. H. Duncan, a produce dealer, died at the family home Monday. She leaves two sons, Add and Patrick, and two daughters, Mrs. Theodore Schnelderwind and Mrs. Harry Simpson. The funeral Is to be held from Dodder's chapel ths afternoon, with burial In Forest Lawn cemetery. The Eagles, of which Mr. Dun can Is a member, will have a part In the services. Mrs. R. Simpson. M'COOK. Neb., Doc. 28 (Special.) E. A. Dodife, an aged and early settler of this county, died at an early hour this morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. E. Hartman of Driftwood precinct, this county. The remains were burled in River View cemetery, this city, Tuesday morn ing. Morris C'llKaett. HASTINGS, Neb., Dec. 28.-(Speclal.)-Morrls Cllggett, formerly of Hastings and lately mayor of Pittsburg. Kan., died at his home In Pittsburg last week. He recently attained fame In Kansas by reason of the enforcement of prohibition in Pittsburg. E. A. Dodge. M'COOK. Neb., Dec. 2S.- Special. )-The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs James Har mon of thla city died on Saturday night, the remains being Interred In Rlvervlew cemetery, this city, Sunday afternoon. ' Tkenu W. Carmlcaael. WELLSBURG, W, Va., Deo, !8.-Thoma W. Carmlchael, banker, oil producer and vice president from Went Virginia, of the National Rivers and Harbors congress, died hera today, aged 47 years. Infant at Mr, ana Mr. Harmon. SEWARD. Nob, Dec. 28. (Special.) Mrs. R. Simpson, one of the pioneer settlers of this county, died at hor horn In thla city laat evening, aged M years. She leaves two dauchtera. ' JUDGE MILLER LEAVES PLACE Youngest District Judg-e at Des Moines Files Resignation. WILL GO BACK TO PRACTICE nig Hash of Lawyers for This Vacancy Pastor's Rabbit Hunt Urlnsra Unman Society After Illm. (From a Staff Correspondent.) DES MOINES, la., Dec. IS. (Special Telegram.) Judge Jesse Miller pf the dis trict court, ono of four Judes In Des Moines, suddenly rcvlgned from the bench today on the ground that he desires to enter the prac.tica. . He Is the younitset of the four Judges an.t he had served as county attorney; The announcement caused an Immediate effort on the, part of a large number of attorneys to secure Influence for appointment to the vacancy. Governor Carroll has until Saturday and It is expected he will promptly name a new Judge. , Joe Nolan a farmer of Linn county whllo suffering from delirium escaped from his guards at his home and ran over a mile In the snow In his bare feet and half clothed. When captured his feet were eo badly froxen they will have to be ampu tated. ' May "top Rabbit Hunt. The Iowa Humane society Is threatening to Interfere to pievent a unique rabbit hunt planned by Rev. J. W. Abel of the Wesley Methodist churoh for the boys of the con gregation. Officers of the society declare tha hunt Involves cruelty tb animals. Headed by a pack of dogs, the men and boys of the 'church expect to go rabbit hunting all day on New Year's day. on the Trowbridge farm southwest of the city, leaving their guns at home. With the pastor of the church, the Rev J. W. Abel, and probably Governor B. F. Carroll, In the lead this band of men and boys of the church and Sunday school planned to surround the farm and run the rabbits Into a corral, there to be killed by clubs. A cord of wood has been pur chased for the fuel and a rabbit roast will foliow the hunt- Although Governor Carroll Is an enthusiast over the rabbit hunt and made a speech yesterday before the Sunday school in Its favor, It Is possi ble that he will be unable to Join In the chase. Ask fur a Rehearing;. Attorneys in tho case of Susie Brown against J. H. Bell company have asked the Icwa supreme court to reverse Itself in the recent decision construing the civil rights statutes of the state. The plaintiff sued for damages because she was not served with free coffee at a pure food show and claimed rights under the Iowa law, which forbids discrimination. The court was divided. lovra-Kebrnska Pension Agent. Senator Cummins has declined to take up and settle at this time the matter of who should be United States pension agent for the Iowa-Nebraska district at Des Moines. So far as the Iowa delegation is concerned it Is left to the senator. The appointment Is nearly two years off. H. M. IMckel, H. B. Hedge. D. C. Bishard, J. D. McGarraugh and J. H. Fitchpatrlck are candidates mentioned. Hunk Reincorporates. The secretary of state received the articles of incorporation of the Sloan State bank, reissued for ,a tenty-year period, capital fcO.OOu. Also .the City Planing Mill company, Sioux. City, $50,000; the S. G. Hunter Iron Wer company, Atlantic, tlG.OOO, and the Detthof Hardware company, Muscatine, $10,000.- Speaks to Presbyterians. Senator Cummins addressed a large meet ing of the Men's clubs of the Presbyterian churches this evening, by Invitation, on civic duty. He will remain here the rest of the week and address a meeting Satur day night. WEDDED FIFTY YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. C'hnrles Porter of Grln nell Celebrate Their Golden Anniversary. GRINNELL, la., Dec. 28. (Speclal.) Mr. and Mrs. Charles Porter of Grlpnell today celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding, which took place In St. Lawrence county, New York, December, 2$, 1859. Mr. Porter was born in Ferrlaburg, Vt., January 18, 1837 and his wife was born at Pottsdam, sC Lawrence county, N. Y.,' January 17, 1?39. Their hame was In Fer risburg, Vt., until the breaking out of the Civil war, when Mr. Porter enlisted In the Eleventh Vermont Infantry In which he nerved until the close of the war. Tho regiment was one of the famous Vermont brigade and Mr. Porter Is pround of his own record and that of his regiment and brigade. The regiment lost 156 men and had ' twelve prominent engagements In scribed on Its banner. After the war Mr. and Mra. Porter lived In St. Lawrence county. New York, for several years. In 1873 they moved to Grinnell, la., whore they have since made their home. Three daughters and two sons have been born to them, four of whom still survive and are present on this occasion: Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Porter and son of Anea. N. D., Mrs. Abblc Benson of Pawtuoket, R, I., Mr. and Mrs.J. B. Bryan of Montesuma, and Mr. Henry Porter of Craig, Mon. Mrs. Harry Porter la In the hospital in Chicago and too HI to be present. Mr. Portar has served the city as alderman, has been edi tor of local papers and correspondent for several papers. He Is a member of the Orand Army of Republic and the Odd Fellows lodge, and his wife is a Rebekah and a member of the Woman's Relief corps. Pie as Mlselle Breaks Frit. FORT DODGE, la., Dec. 28.-(Spccial.) ! Because a raspberry pie, thrown by a hi- larious fiat member stained the suit of his "frat brother" and caused an Irate mother to complain, the directors of the Fort Dodge Young Men's Christian association, i ruieu mui mo crai must oe no more. The young frat men are broken hearted, but the board Is determined. Delta Kappa Gamma was the name of the short.llved, but illustrious Greek letter society, and the night of the first banquet waa the cause of the tragedy. When time fur pie arrived .a little frat spirit was In troduced Instead of cheese and pie flew. The boys held on to their frat spirit, but one lad's mother couldn't absorb frat spirit, as her son's clothea did the pie. A new society Is suggested named, "Too Badda Bouta pi." LssCBig Tenehera Meet. IOWA CITY, la., Dec. .-Special.)-The University of Iowa is acting as host during the holiday vacation to the central division of the Modern Language Associa tion of America, which Is holding Its fif teenth annual meeting here, beginning to day and lasting through Thursday. The division Includes the leading central uni versities: Wisconsin, Mlohlgan, Illinois, Purdue, Chicago, Northwestern, Nebraska, and institutions In Missouri and Iowa be ing Included. The first program of the meeting waa held this afternoon. Babe Falls in Boiling Kettle and Soon Dies Two-Year-Old Child Scalded to Death in Mother's Kitchen, Where it it Playing-. Sebastian Rosslto, 2 years of age, while at play on the kitchen floor Sunday with his Christmas toys, tumbled In a kettle of boiling water. The mother, who was working In the room, rescued her babe In frenzied haste, but . too late. Tuesday morning the little fellow died from tla scalds. The child waa attended at the home ot Us parents, .Mr. and Mrs. Tony Rosslto, 1208 Pierce street, by two physicians. Dr. Gustav Hahn and Dr. Seymour Smith, but medical aid was In vain. P. C. Hcafey, cororner, will hold an in quest. The cuse did not come to his at tention until Tue.'day noon, when the par ents asked him to care for tho body in the function of an undertaker. The physicians were not called at the time of death and knew nothing of the fatal ending of the accident. Traffic Expert Violently Insane Vice President Bail of Reading; Road Loses Mind and is Removed to Hospital. PHILADELPHIA, Pa,, Dec. 28 Bernard II. Ball, second vice president and general freight traffic manager of -the Philadelphia & Reading - Railroad - company, became violently Insane today In his office In the Reading terminal, the company's big office building, and after a struggle was re moved to a hospital for the Insane. It Is believed that overwork was the cause of Mr. Ball's breakdown. Mr. Bol'. who was recently appointed second vice president, was considered one of the greatest experts on freight traffic in the country. He has been with the Reading company for a long time. For a week Mr. Ball's associates noticed that somothlng was wrong with him. Recently, it Is said, Mr. Ball sent a tele. gram to the general freight agent of the company In Chicago, Informing him that his salary had been raised and that he was to come here at once. A second telegram followed announcing a further Increase in salary. The Chicago agent came here, comprehended the situation and returned west. A week ago Mr. Ball astounded the clerks by scattering coins and notes about his office. Mr. Bal! is 61 years old. GOTHAM'S DEBT SEVEN TIMES AS LARGE AS ANY OTHER CITY Has Nearly Forty Per Cent of Indebt edness of All Cities of More Thnn 30,000. WASHINGTON, Dec. 28. New York City's total Indebtedness for the fiscal year of 1907 was more than seven times. that of any other city In the United States and more than one-half of the total of the twenty-Seven' largest cities as figured out by the census bureau. Of the total net Indebtedness of the 158 cities of more than 3P.000 population, New York City Is credited with 39.2 per cent, the per capita being $142.62. The other cities with over 100 were: Cincinnati, $123.85; Boston. $120.37; Galves ton, $115.78; Pueblo, $108.23 and Newton, Mass, $106.83. Of the cities over 300,000, San Francisco had by far the smallest net debt and Detroit with $23.75 per capita, next to the smallest The Increase In the net debt for the fiscal year of 1907 waa $120,930,631, more than three-fourths of which was credited to the fifteen largest cities. The only city of less than 300,000 Inhabitants having an Increase of more than $1,000,000 was Seattle, Wash., whose net debt Increased $5,791,078. Several cities decreased their net Indebtedness dur ing the year, the largest of them being St. Louis, San Francisco, Washington, In dianapolis and Kansas City. BOY WHO SHOOTS MOTHER HOLDS WHOLE POSSE AT BAY Small Dwelling In Memnhls-JJealeged by Deputy and Crowd of Cltlsens. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 28. Entrenched at the home of a friend, apparently des perate In the belief that he had killed his mother, James F. Roach, scarcely more than a youth, held a small potso at bay on the outskirts of Memphis for somu hours early today. At daylight Roach still held forth In the dwelling house, well armed, it is believed, and a lone deputy sheriff with a pussc of cltlsens on guard, awaited the arrival o reinforcements before an attack would be made. Besides Roach, It Is stated, an elderly man, his wife and daughter were In the house. The shooting of the mother, Mrs. Sallle E. Miller, occurred at her suburban store, following an argument as to money mat ters late yesterday. Mrs. Miller probably will recover. Later in the day entrance was gained to the house and - Roach was found to have made hla escape. OMAHA DENTISTS AT TORONTO Annual Meeting of Institute of Den tal PedatrowlCB Opens la Ca nadian City, TORONTO. Ont., Dec. 28. Delegates from New York, Omaha and various United States cities were In attendance at the opening session of the annual meeting of the Institute of Dental Pedagogics here to day. Dr. Ellson Hlllyer of New York, president, replied to tho civic addresa of welcome. Funeral of Artlut Ileralnarton. CANTON, N. .Y., Dec. 28 -The body of Frederick Remington, the artist whose death occurred nt his home in Ridgefield, Conn., last Sunday, was burled here today In the family plot In Evergreen cemetery. Previous to the Interment the body lay In state in the Universalis ohuich, where the funeral services wero also held. Many relatives and friends of the famous artist were In attendance. Thero is Only Ono That la VaTX THt WORLD OVZtt TO AJwayg remember' the toll name. lor thla signature on erery box. SECER FOR GENERAL AUDITOR Southern Pacifio Man Slated for Head of Harriman Department HEADQUARTERS TO BE IN CHICAGO Inlon I'aclflc Andltlua; Office will He Retained In Omaha, bat Krae taa VounaTi Report Hays, Will Hetlre January 1. A report from New York brings the In formation that In addition to the rrslgno tlon of Erastus Young, oa auditor of the Union I'aclflc January 1. C. B. Scgei, auditor of the Southern Pacific, will be made general auditor of all the Harriman lines and that his office, the goneral auditing department of the system, will be estab lished at Chicago, where Julius Krutt- schnltt, head of the operation and main tenance and J. U. Stubbs, head of the traffic department of the Harriman system, are located. The report that Mr. Young will retire Is Inot new In Omaha, having been published several times, but It has not been an nounced before as to the additional ar rangements. "The auditing department of the Union I'aclflc will not be transferred to Chicago," said Vice-President Mohler. when axked about the matter. "What do you suppose we are building the new headquarters for?" There' Is nothing In the New York story to challenge Mr. Mohler'a assertion. The Union Pacific auditing, or accounting, will be done in Omaha, as will that of the Southern Pacifio in San Francisco and so on, but the general head of tho auditing system, the report says, will be stationed In Chicago. It Is pointed out that this will be simply a co-ordination of the gen eral plans of the-Harriman management and will establish no Innovation. Mr. Stubbs directs the traffic from Chicago and yet Omaha, San Francisco, Salt Lake and Portland have their general passenger and freight agents and Mr. Kruttschnltt's direction of the maintenance end operation for all the lines from Chicago doesn't af feet the operating officials of the various lines in the respective cities where head quarters are situated. So far as Mr. Young Is concerned he merely reiterates, "I will neither deny nor confirm the report." Probe Cause of Rock Island Flurry Committee of Three Will Go Over Trading Sheets to Find Explanation. NEW YORfc, Dec. 28. The stock ex change committee today began Its lnvestl gation Into the causes which sent Rock Island common stock soaring for an ad .vance of SO points yesterday and then dropped the stock back again to its start ing place, causing a squeeze of the shorts. The committee of three met and will go over the trading sheets. The investigators have full power to act and will endeavor to trace the origin of the buying orders. The report of the Hughes commission on stock exchanjo practices is now in the governor's hands and has not been given to the legislature. By the testimony of a number of wit nesses it waa shown that eight or more brokerage Jiouses were active In the buying of Rock Island common during yesterday's flurry. It is the purpose of the commit tee to trace these orders to their source. It is expected that the Inquiry will be concluded by Friday. ' Full publicity of the result Is promised by the officials of the exchange. JACKS AND JIMS AT PEACE Harmony Between Them Is Source of .ratification to Grandpa Dshlmsn. "Well, the Jacks and the Jims are at peace again," said Mayor Dahlman. "They're Inside there now, without the sign of any friction. The Christmas season brought about no greater satisfaction to me than ' this very desirable rannrneho. ment. The Jack end may be a little the stronger, so far as appearance goes at present, but the Jim element Is husky and ambitious. Have a look at them." Then the mayor produced a carefully made pocket case, out of which shown the faces of Jack and Jim Collett. They are grandsons of the mayor, sons of Austin J. Collett of the Omaha Library board.. "Jack may be a republican," admitted the mayor reluctantly, "like his father. but I'll bet on' the democracy of Jim. But, politics aside, it's mighty nice to be a grandfather while still a young man. with no gray In my hair." WreNtllna: Match Saturday. nic.iia.isri j""unun oi ine uayety naa pre pared a wrestling card for Saturday night -A Winter Tour THUKK (Mexico TV"B San Antonio ONE (Hot Springs Combined In One Grand fleasure Bound SPECIAL RATES THROUGH SERVICE Full Information and literature frea. thos. r. oosrasr, Passenger and Ticket Agent, 1438 Tarnam UU Omaha, Jteb. OUR A OOLO IH OKC DAY. Look SWA 2i at that house. 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