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Nebraska
TALBOT PUTS DOWN REBELLIO
Head Comul of Modern Woodmen
Deliveri Fiery Speech.
SEWAUD CAMP IS CENSURED
Declaration Made llatee of Order
Mo.t Be Itataed If It la to Klonrl.h
Pandean Hrored by Head
of Fraternity.
(From a Ptarf Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. lec. 15. (Special.)
While Head Consul A. R. Talbot was
peacefully engaged yenterday at a meet
ing of the directors of the Modern Wood
men of America at Rock Island, 111., a
message reached him that a band of In
surgents was Kathered In Lincoln for the
purpose of defeating the proposed plan to
raise Insurance rates In the order.
Lincoln Is 300 miles from Rock Island.
Within twelve hours after he had received
the word the head consul was here. Blood
whs In his eye.
Late last night 100 Woodmen had gath
ered at the Llndell hotel. Talbot was
there. The first thing he did was to de
nounce John Sandean, formerly of Wahoo,
as a traitor to the organization. The
latter wag later a district deputy with
headquarters at Minneapolis, but was re
lieved from office.
In hi fiery speech Mr. Talbot attributed
Matements recently sent to the camps of
the state by the camp at Seward to Mr.
uudean
A waifH and long session followed the
Fcathlng delivered by the head consel.
It was finally voted to pass the resolution
asked by Talbot. it was as follows:
Be It Resolved, That we, delegates to
this convention, deplore the action of the
Reward camp, reflecting upon the officers
of this society and charging wrong doing
in any way. This convention does not
approve of the preamble to the call sent
out by Seward.
Rates Moat Go Higher.
"If the order of the Modern Woodmen
of America Is to live the Insurance rates"
must M boosted," declared Talbot In his
argument. "We have 1.850.0uO,COO now out
in policies und at the present rate of as
sessment It will be 250 years before we
can meet It. I do not want to say what
you Khali do In the matter of raising
latest I know that the sentiment Is all
against It, but look the facts coldly in
the face and tell your delegates to the
national legislative body what you think
on the matter. The officers of the society
cannot raise the rates without a refer
endum, '
"The present rates may continue to
carry ub until the youngest man now
In the order Is dead, but there must
be a readjustment sometime and in my
opinion It had better come now than
later. I will recommend to the board
of directors that the money In reserve
be put In farm mortgages paying four
per- cent rather than the present way of
banking the reserve money at two. In
fact a year ago I said that this should
be dona, but my proposal was rejected."
' , Meeting In Chicago.'
True question of raising the rates will
come before a meeting to be hold in Chi
cago. It will be held soma time in Jan
uary, next- Delegates win be aent from
districts in each. state.
Discussing the necessity of Increasing
the rates, a Lincoln official of th or
der,' who refused to permit the use of
.his name, today said:
"The insurance rater of the" Modern
i Woodmen of America must be raised
In rder to perpetuate the society. It
I is not a' question of chojee, but simply
must be done. The opposition to raise.1
' has originated from a misunderstanding
of conditions. After the matter was fully
explained at last night's meeting, I be
ilieve that a majority of the -delegates
felt different about the matter. The Bew
lard camp, from which the resolution was
I sent out calling the meeting, will meet
'tonight, and will no doubt retract the
I resolution. It has been asked to do so.
I "The talk about the raise In rates be
ling the work of the officials alone la un
jtruc. This matter was taken up at the
'meeting of the head camp in Buffalo last
june, and was thoroughly discussed. At
that time it was thought best to defer
'action on th,e rate question until the
matter had been given the fullest possi
ble investigation. The special meeting
(of the head camp was. set for January.
,lt will meet at Chicago at that time, and
I the ratea will undoubtedly be raised.
"The opposition is not widespread. The
toward camp has but 150 members. The
resolution originated there. There are
about 60,000 Woodmen in Nebraska, and
Nebraska
New High School
Building is Opened
v at Nebraska City
NEBRASKA CITT. Dec. 13. - Special. -This
wa a gala day for Nebraska City,
It being the acceptance and dedication of
the new fsj.OOO high school building, which
has Just been completed. The exercises
lasted the major portion of the day. The
building, which is of the latest construc
tion and equipped with all of the modern
conveniences for the students, was thrown
open to the public this morning at S:3,
and the Overland orchestra was present
and discoursed music while the large
Ncrowd assembled. The first portion of
the day's exercises was a formal program
In the assembly room and Dr. Claudo
Watson, president of the Roard of Kdu
cation, presided. The high school girls'
quartet rendered several selections and
the orchestra from the school for tho
blind was present and took part in the
program.
In the afternoon a monster crowd was
present again and Dr. Claude Watson
presided. The Invocation was by Rev.
A. B. Perry, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, fallowed by the High School
Boys' Glee club. The address of welcome
was made by Mayor O. .C. Mo-ton, fol
lowed by speeches by Postmaster John
W. Stetphart, ex-Mayor L. K. Jackson,
J. II. Sweet, C. M. Aldrlch, John Mattes,
Jr., and Patrick Roddy. The speeches all
told of the history of the public schools
of this city, their 'growth and what they
had accomplished.
The principal address of the afternoon
was made by Chancellor A. Avery of the
University of Nebraska. He congratu
lated the people of this city and commu-
ntty In having One of the finest high
school buildings in the state.
The building was then formally turned
over to the Board of Education by Archi
tect G. It. Fischer In a most pleasing
address and accepted by Dr. Claude Wat
Bon In behalf of the board and the citi
zens In general.
The main part of the building is three
Btorles, built of gray pressed brick, with
stone trimmings. There are sixteen
rooms in the building aside from the
large assembly room, with spacious halls
on every floor. The building is one of
the finest and best equipped In the state
and the people of this city are JuBtly
proud of It.
when the reason for the raise in ratea is
I fully understood tMe opposition will be
.very small."
,B0SE fclJILTY OF SHOOTING
WITH INTENT TO WOUND
PLATT.SMOUTH, Neb., Dec. 15. (Spe
cial.) In the trial of the case of the state
! against John Bose in the district court
here yesterday, after being out seven
hours the Jury brought in a verdict of
i guilty under the second count of the In-
y.imiallnn
The Information in the first count
I charged Bose with shooting w ith Intent
to kill, the second, with shooting with
I intent to wound, and the third, with In
tent to do great bodily harm, In and upon
the person of Louis Ppearhase at a dance
at Avoca on the night of May 6 last.
County Attorney C. II. Taylor dismissed
the third count on the completion of the
testimony yesterday. The Jury deliberated
upon the case from 1 o'clock until 8 p. m.
yesterday.
The punishment for the crime Is front
one to twenty years In the penitentiary.
The complaining Witness. Louis Spear
Siase, has commenced a civil suit in Otoe
county district court for the recovery of
damages in the sum of tlO.OoO.
PECULIAR DISEASE GRIPS
"FRAT" HOUSE DWELLERS
(from Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. NEB.. Dec. ID (8eclal
In most of the sorority and fraternity
houses north of O street students are be
ing attacked by a form of stomach
trouble and many of them axe confined
to their beaa. The affect'on la believed
to be a mild form of ptomaine poisoning,
but physicians have not yet diagnosed .t.
According to some of the physicians
who have i visited several patients, the
disease la not dangerous. The health
board Is not conducting an examination.
It was first believed the trouble was
due to milk. Nearly all or the studenta
affected procure their milk from tht
same dairyman. tome of the physicians,
vho have made an Investigation, aay this
la not the cause.
Persistent AovtrUalng Is the Road to
til Returns.
What Nebraska Pays
For Support of Wards
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 13. (Special.) Accord
ing to an announcement made today by
Commissioner Cowles of tho Board of
Public Lands and Buildings, it costs Ne
braska 6S cents each a day for the sup
port of the 4,000 Inmates who are cared
for In the state institutions. This does
not ''Include the cort of permanent Im
provements. The statement Is based on
the claims submitted to the board for the
month of November.
Below is an Itemized statement of the
expenses of all state Institutions for. the
last onth: '
Salaries and wages ." 119,344.72
Fuel aad light I,130.9
Repairs on buildings 7.63L7D
Farm repairs, expenses and ma
chinery 1,493.88
Feed, grain, hay, bran oil meal.. 2. 624.5!)
Breadstuff, flour and meal
Fresn fruit
Dried fruit
Canned fruit
Canned vegetables
Fresh vegetables
Sugar '. l.-ai.va
Tea and coffee 1.578.22
Meat 3,073.12
Other food supplies 6,03.21
Carpets, rugs, pillows, bed -ding,
curtains, turniture 4,529.04
Dry goods 4,011.49
Eooks. papers, stationery 642.82
Clothing 8,410.13
'..and. new buildings, permanent
improvements s.m.iv
Soap, laundry supplies and ma
chinery 1.199.85....
lKtchen and dining room hard
ware, crockery im.w
Drugs, surgical Instruments 1.8'JH.M)
Live stock 656.40
Not listed elsewhere 2,314.31
2,832.96
785.42
1.170.29
1.381.20
184.18
157.18
Total
....88, 439.81
CUSTER MAN TILES SUITS x
FOR DAMAGES AND DIVORCE
BROKEN BOW, Neb., Dec. 15. (Spe
cial.) Joseph II. Stelnhagan, a farmer
living sixteen" mllea west of Calloway,
this county, has brought suit against W.
L. Petit of the same place In the sum
of (5,000 for alienating the affections of
his wife. In his complaint to County
Attorney Beal, Stelnhagen says that he
has put up with this condition of affairs
for three years and now proposes that
Petit shall make some reparation for the
damage he has caused in his domestic
circle. A suit for divorce has also oeen
brought by Stelnhagen. The Stelnhagens
were married in 1898 and have four chil
dren, the youngest being about 6 years of
age. The husband has taken his four
children and is now making his home
with his father-in-law. Petit, the defend
ant in the damage suit, is aald to possess
some property In the shape of live Btock.
NO SPEAOER YET SELECTED
TO ADDRESS TAFT MEETING
(From a Btaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 15. (Special. )-A yet
no speaker has been selected for the Taft
meeting to be held In Lincoln December
19. The committee In charge of the af
fair Is looking for a man who will be
agreeable to all factions In the party. .
It was at first decided to have Senator
Brown select the speaker at Washington.
The latter has declined by saying that
congress is too busy to send any of Its
members away for that purpose. He In.
dlcated that he did not know where an
available man could be found.
The matter is in the hands of ex-Congressman
Pollard, and It Is up to him to
find a man who is not too busy and who
has the required Qualifications.
Surveyor and Hoard at Oats.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Dec. 15. (Special
Telegram.) Tha board of supervisors and
County Surveyor Pethoud held a rather
stormy session this evening because the
surveyor refused to make surveys In the
southern part of the county until the
money advanced by him for help In his
department was forthcoming. When Peth
oud refused to obey orders a resolution
was passed asking for his resignation.
Pethoud was appointed by the board to
fill the unexpired term of his father,
the lata A. J. Pethoud, and the board
has a right to remove him. He was
elected surveyor last fall, and In case
he loses his Job ba will only have to wait
until next month when he steps into
offke Maiav
A Hat? Yes, Sir!
Hlght hero. Quality high, prloe
low, Style faultless. Come In.
Rough Hats $2.50 up.
Stetsons $3.50 up.
Fur and Seal Caps $2 up.
Cloth Caps 50c up.
OMAHA'S ONLY MODERN CLOTHING NTOHK
i,,,"sasBBiBB-"BT"' -aaHBaaaipJvaaia
THIV MUMK OF QUALITY tLOTIIKS
fill.
Ha. f-Minute Store Talk
f" rame here because of your
clothing reputation," said a man
the other day. That kind of Ad
vertlxlng means more than any
written words can mean. The
reputation of our clothing Is a
sturdy young tree that grows a
new ring every year. It's a won
derful tree, sound to Inu heart.
It stands as a landmark In the
clothing world. It growa new
leaves every year In the form of
new clothing styles. We expeot
to keep Jt growing every year
wide, tall, healthy, and an at
tractive to oustomera fifty years
from now as it la today.
The Men's Christmas Store Bids You Welcome
You'll appreciate the Christmas spirit manifest here. If you're a man and looking for things for your own woar you'll
be delighted with the clothes we show and the service we extend. If you're a woman searching for useful things
to give "him" you'll be surprised the variety presented. Stocks are big, prices low, and it really does pay to do
your shopping from the fullest stocks. It's easier, too, for everybody concerned. Come men and women to the Men's
Christmas store. -
Better dress up Mr. Plan, for Christmas, casts little if you come here
Perhaps you think you can't afford to buy clothes at Christmas time but we're ready to
prove to your lasting' satisfaction that you can. This is the largest clothing business in
this section of the country. It was built on our method of substantially underpricing our
clothing. You save $3.00 to $10.00 when you buy a King-Swanson garment Better
test our veracity. i
Quality Suits and
Overcoats 10 up
Wonderful Values and
Varieties $15, $20, $26
if aBwb si
i( Values JJ s
Ladies, the quest for useful gifts
for men end at this sttre
After you've worried over tho Mnn's gift problem
. . . . ii t i
as long as you think you suoum come nriu ami
n w,u v-nnr nnviotv in a "iiffy." Fine as
sortment of little wearables such as a man would
choose for himself; price right.
Bath Robes $3.50 to $15. Dress Gloves $1.15 to $2.50
Smoking Jackets $4.00 to
$12.50.
Shirts $1.00 and up.
Night Shirts 50c to , $5.00.
Pajamas $1.00 to $10.00.
Collar Bags 75c to $2.50.
Tie Rings 50c to $2.00.
Fancy Suspenders 50c to
$2.50.
Silk Mufflers $1 to $3.50.
Knitted Mufflers 50c to
$12.50. '
Fur Gloves $2.50 up to
$12.50.
Silk Hose 50c to $1.50.
Collar and Handkerchief
Sets $2.50 to $3.00.
Toilet Sets $3.50 to $10.00.
Clothes Brushes $2 to $5.
Silk Ties 50c to $3.00.
Knitted Silk Ties 50c to
$3.50.
Initial Handkerchiefs $1
and $1.50 per box.
Silk H'dk'fs 50c to $1.50.
Cambric H'dk'fs $1.00,
$1.50 and $2.00 per box.
Tie Pins 50c to $5.00. .
Cuff Buttons 50c to $5.00.
What present so
royal as one of
our fur lined over
coats at $40 & up
Crawford Shoes
Excel in Every
thing But Price
They're equal to any $5.00
or $0.00 Shoes and superior
to most. They're stylish
and wonderfully comfort
able. They save you a dol
lar and a half.
$3.50 and $4.50.
Great line of Holiday
Slippers, $1.50 to $3 .t
Merrick Officials -
Reject Part of Bids to
Build Court House
fr.NTrtAT. r.ITY. Neb.. Dec. 15. (Spe
cial iifir rinlihra.tlnir for two days
without deciding upon who ahould built
Merrick county's new court houne the
Board of Supervisors adjourned last
.v.ninir However, by te. process of
elimination they have narrowed the field
of contractors down to three, so that it is
probable when the board reconvenes next
Friday one of these three will be given
the contract. Seven blda were presented,
o,i ftr rnndlna' the blda the board went
into secret seSHion. After long delibera
tion the following bids were rejected:
Northwestern Construction company,
Fremont. Nob.. 1107.000: W. O. Jensen
company. Omaha. Neb., 105,9.'9; J. D.
Betts. Topeka, Kan., $98,730; Gray Con
struction company, 97.!SI.
This narrowed the field down to the
following bidders: II. Kulenberger &
Co., Chicago. 191,959; Rowles & Bailey.
Oklahoma City. Okl.. $98,911; Wagenknecht
& Gwrdon. Bloux City, ,1a., $94.K!6. The
bids were upon the court house completed
and furnished ready for occupancy, ac
cording to the. plans and specifications.
It now seems assured tnat tno onnas
cn.n ba dlsuosed of at par. as the super
visors state that they havo a buyer who
will take them at their face value, it is
also understood that each, of the con
tractors bidding for the court house have
sufficient backing to take up the bonds
before closing their contract for tbs
building.
homes and have an aversion to mort
gages. . Home have acquired valuable
farms from their earnings. In the winter
most of them live In the towns and send
their children to school. Two very pre-
tentlous German churches have been built
the last year at a coat of several tnou
sand dollars each. These people dress
Well and attend amusements that Interest
them, and for the most part are respect
able and law abiding.
Johhson Fair Holds
Its Annual Meeting
TECL'MSEII. Neb., Dec. 13,-(!jpeclal.)-The
annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Johnson County Agricultural and
Mechanical association waa held at the
court house In Tecumseh Thursday after
noon. The old officers were re-elected, as
follows: President, L M. Davis; vice
president, J. M. ,Veber; secretary, J. IS.
Douglas; treasurer, T. J. Plerson. Her
man Krnst, jr., R. V. Reynolds and K. O.
Jury were elected members of the board
of ilireotors. In two year the Indebted
ness of the association has been reduced
$2,300, notwithstanding the fact that some
substantial Improvements have been made
to grounds and buildings In that time.
The total indebtedness of the society la
$1,0,0. The action of the Tecumseh Chau
tauqua association In erecting perma
nent buildings on the grounds with cer
tain understanding with the fair people,
was ratified.
The thanks of the stockholders' were
returned to J. H. Douglas and the other
officers who worked so faithfully in the
Interests of the 1911 fair, and to William
Krnst for the splendid exhibits ho made.
Mr. Ernst waa chosen a delegate to the
National Corn show in January.
NO PEONAGE IN BEET
' FIELDS OF NEBRASKA
BCOTTSBI.UKF. Neb., Dec. l.-(Hpo-cial.)
The statement before a congres
sional investigating committee that peon
age exists in the vicinity of bert sugar
factories naturally attracts attention here.
In this section the field workers are prin
cipally of German extraction, and are
prosperous. In the spring they take up
humble quarters In or near the beet fields,
and receive $J0 per acre for the hand
work. They are permanent citizens of
the community and mmty ewa their own
State Grange Favors
Protective Duties
on Raw Materials
BROKKN BOW, Neb., Dec' ..-(Spe
cial.) Tho first annual session of the Ne
braska State Orange was held In the as
sembly rooms of tho city halt on Tues
day and Wednesday of this week. The
session was under the personal super
vision of National OrguuUer Charles 11.
Iloyt and was largely attended, thirteen
out of twenty-one local granges being
represented. The sessions during botli
days were held behind closed doors and
were strictly official, The affair was
brought to a close Wednesday night,
upon which occasion an entertaining pro
gram was rendered by Central ..ebraska
Pomona Orange.
Resolutions wore adopted favoring a
system of parcels post and the proposed
amendment to the Nebraska constitution
known as the Initiative and referendum.
Another resolution says that placing raw
materials on the free list hunt the pro
ducer, helps the manufacturer and does
not benefit the consumer.
NEWS NOTES FROM FAIRBURY
Sons of Veterans Hold First Elec
tion Dor Keot to Heforui
BVbool.
FAIRBURY. Neb.. Dec. lfi.-O-pecial.)--Calvln
K. Steele camp, Hons of VeteranH,
held Its first election last evening. The
officers are: Ray Wells, commander;
Roy 13. Itilcy, Junior vice commander;
Prank Johnston, secretary; A I Westlmg,
treasurer; Fred Price, color sergeant; W.
l. Johnston, musician; Harry O. Yontz,
sergeant of the guard; John Ireland, cor
poral of the guard; W. II. Taylor, ramp
guard; Vern Yonts. picket guard; Oscur
N. Uarnscy, patriotic Instructor.
Mrs. Frank Whltmore of this city leaves
next week for Burlington, la., to spend
the holidays with her parents. Hhe will
then go to New York City about New
Year'a and study music with Frederick
Bristol.
Superintendent A. D. Cavlness und the
faculty of the Fairbury High school have
Issued a circular to the parents of th
high school students making a vigorous
protest against social activities during
the sehood year. Kvery failure to muKo
credits in ttie high school Is attributed
to too much social indulgence.
Ira Bean, 14 years of age, had a pre
liminary hearing before County Judge C.
C. Boyle Thursday on the charge of
stealing a pig valued at $5. Judge Boylo
sentenced htm to the reform school at
Kearney, Several months ago Mrs. Bean
removed to Idaho and left her son to
care for himself.
A large air compressor has been re
ceived from the Rock Island hops ut
Morton, Kan., and will be InHtalied In the
shops at Fairbury to furnish air for
operating tools and motors.
K. I'. Byllesby and M. B. Coop have
formed a partnerxhlp and will buy poul
try In Swift's old stand.
RICHARD S.Y0UNG DIES
; AFTER LINGERING ILLNESS
(Fttim a Btaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Dec. 15. (Special.) Richard
S. Young, formerly a member of the city
council and a prominent business man
of this city, died this morning after a
lingering Illness. For more than a quar
ter of a century he was the head of the
R. S. Young Supply company.
OTOE COUNTY NEWS NOTES
Mr. and Mm. McKre of Palmyra Will
Celehruto (.olalrn Wedding;
Veil ViU.
NEBRASKA CITY, Dec. 15.-(Speclal.)-Mr.
and Mrs. J. Run McKee on January
I, 1912, will eclcbrato their golden wed
ding uuniversury at their home at Pal
myra. Mr. McKee is one of the leading
republicans and citizens of this county,
lie has been chairman of the republican
county central committee for years and
Is one of tho wealthiest farmers and
lund owners In the western portion of
the county. They have sent out some
thing like 900 invitations for the event.
Benjamin F. Conklin died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. William Massey,
yesterdny and the funeral waa held this
afternoon. Ho was born August 12, 1M:.
In Indiana and came to this city many
years ago. Ho leaves eight children
William, Clem, George, Earl and Watt,
and Mrs. William Massey of this city,
and Mrs. Thraw of South Omaha and
Miss Pearl.
Miss Ollle Garwood, one of tho oper
ators for tho Nebraska City Tolephone
company for several yeurH, has been pro
moted to tho position of cashier In place
of Joy Tall, who has resigned to become
clerk of tho county court.
The Otoe County Pet Ktock and Poultry
show eloped this nftemoon und in every
way hus been a big suerexs. The prizes
wero awarded to (he various winners this
afternoon, and most of them were cap
tured by persons residing outside of the
city.
William C. Andreas, state dairy Inspec
tor, has been hero Inspecting tho dairies.
Ho found the milk was not all up to the
requirement and the dairies were not aa
clean as they should be. He gave notice
that another man would lie here In a
short time and complaints would be filed.
Jury la IHaebaraed.
AUBURN, Neb., Deo. 15. (Special.)
In the case of the state against Weldon
Shlvely on the charge of removing mort
gaged property, the court yesterday noon
discharged the Jury, which had been out
over forty -eight hours.
GAGE COUNTY NEWS NOTES
Farmers' Elevator at Kills Declares
Dividend- Taft lab Electa
Drleaalea.
. BEATRICE. Neb., Dec. 13.-(Spoclal.)-The
annual meeting o( the stockholders
of the Ellis Farmers' Grain and Live
Btock company was held yesterday, when
a dividend of 15 per cent was declared.
These officers wero elected: B. B. Pheas
ant, president; W. II. Miller, vice presi
dent; P. J. Zimmerman, secretary; II. W.
Believe, treasurer; II. W. Bcheve, Grant
Cunnlnham and Ross Hill, board ' of
trustee.
Jesse Newton of Wymore, who Is re
ported to ba a candidate for governor,
says that he has no statement to make
at tho present time. Ha states that he
may be in a position to give out some
thing definite soon.
The executive committee of Die Taft Re
publican club met yesterday and selected
delegates to the state convention of Taft
clubs to be held at Lincoln December 19.
Beatrice and Gags county will send a
delegation of a hundred or mora to the
convention.
S. R. Kranbuel, an old resident of Blue
Springs, had Ills left leg badly crushed
while assisting workmen In moving a
largo ssfo In his office.
At the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
und Mrs, Marcus Wllllss, five miles south
west of FUley, was solemnized the mar
riage of Clyde R. Rossell and Miss Bessie
L. Wllllss, Rev. J. E. Davis officiating.
Underwood Does Not
Like President Taf t's
Tariff Suggestion
WASHINGTON, Dec. IC.-Oiali man Un
derwood of the house committee on ways
and means today expressed the belief
that Secretary of State Knox would find
little encouragement In the house of rep
resentatives on his request that thu presi
dent be given sweeping power to compel
foreign nations to grant tariff conces
sions to the United States.
The secretary's proposition was mado
In a letter to Chairman Underwood In
which he elaborated on President Taft's
suggestion in his recent messnge to con
gress on foreign Rations that the tariff
luw ba amended so as to provide a grad
uated means of meeting varying degrees
of discriminatory treatment of American
commerce In foreign countries.
K-Chalrmun Underwood declared that ho
does not favor personally such a plan.
PRIZES AWARDED WINNERS
Board of Judge Gives Final De
cision in Booklorcra' Contest.
NAMES PUBLISHED T0M02B0W
Total Number of A as were Larger
Than Those Beat la for First
Contest mud Coapoae Moist
Maosi Higher.
Final action waa taken by the board
of judges In The Bee Book lovers' eon-'
test yesterday afternoon and the list of
winners was gone over for th last time..
Tha name of th total flfty-flv win
ner was approved and tha laat checking
waa done. Tha name of tha winners
will ba published in Tha Bee tomorrow.
The Judges who awarded the prise were
Rev. M. O. Laughlln, chairman;' It. II.
Manley, Henry Klesor, Philip Schwartz,
C. T. Walker, C. D. Vanoe, Charles
Oaraka and Homer B. Curtis. ,
The number of answers to tha seventy
five puzzle In this second contest ran
into tha thousand, tha total being larger .
than those which war sent In for tha,
first tont it
Large Itaaubar mt Coupons.
Tha .number of coupons used i by In-:
dlvlduals waa larger than In the first
contest, but tha winner of tho first prlso
had mora answers Incorrect than did the
winner of the leading prise la the, first'
contest. Del alls regarding th two eon
teats and a comparison of th answers'
will , be' set forth In an artlole that will
be published la Tha Be tomorrow.
Interest In this second contest was
much greater than in th first. A largo
number uf prominent society people wero
among tha contestants. Included wero
many who have automobile now and
who only have entered th gains becauso
they enjoyed the picture aolvlng.
MRS. ECKERSALL SECURES
INJUNCTION AGAINST SPOUSE
CHICAGO, Dec. 15. An Injunction
against Walter H. Fxkersall. former star
quarterback on the University of Chicago
foot ball team,, wo Issued by Judge Mc
Donald In tha superior court lata today.
The injunction waa issued to restrain
Fx'kersall from annoying or Interfering'
with hi wife, who ha filed suit for di
vorce. Mrs. Eckersall charge her hus
band with cruelty and nonsupporc
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