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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
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