The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, January 24, 1908, Image 1

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Although the Effects of the Panic Have
Not Been Manifest In England foi
Some Weeks , This Action Official-
Ends It.
London , .Inn. 23. The Bank of Eng
land discount rate was reduced todaj
from C to1 per cent. Although the
effects of the recent financial llurr >
hnvo not been felt hero for some
weeks , this action of the Bank of Eug
land puts an end officially to the panic
I'arls , Jan. 23. The bank dlHcounl
was reduced today from 3Vfc to 3 pei
Farmer Near Lamro Who Has a Large
Tract Ready for Crop.
Lamro , S. D. , Jan. 23. Special tc
The News : Beautiful weather still
prevails In this Immedlato locality
A man living four miles north ol
Lamro was plowing nil last week ani
now has a large tract that he has plowed
od this winter. The mercury stood
all day Monday from 40 to 0. above
zero , and at C In the evening It wnf
15 above. Talk about your sunny sontli
and the land of sunshine and roses
I and seekers are getting thicker all
the time , nil looking for deeded land
to buy or for future prospects. Set
tiers are coming In very rapidly
those that have bought deeded land
and some that have leased Indian land
and will farm It until they can open
up a farm for themselves.
No Longer Compelled to Buy at the
PoSt Stbres. - '
Lamro , S. D. , Jan. 23. Special to
The News : The special Indian agent
was In town yesterday. He Is looking
after the Interest of the Indians to see
that they are allowed to trade where
they can buy the cheapest and do the
best. Heretofore they have been ex
pected to trade at the peat trading
stores , without regard to the prices
P. Pauli , Manager of the Western
Union , Has Some Experience.
Norfolk has seen the first sight oi
spring , a man In a spring overcoat
P. Paull , manager of the Western
Union office , swung up the avenue dur
ing the afternoon la a light spring
overcoat. During the morning Paull
burned up his winter coat.
The moral In Panli's spring-like ap
pearance Is not to carry matches In
your overcoat pockets ; and further ,
that If you Insist on carrying matches
in the overcoat , don't place the said
coat near a red hot stove. Matches
are Ignltable and given to spontaneous
Paull not only carried matches but
he placed his overcoat near a stove in
the telegraph office. Afterwards he
rushed madly from the office carrying
a burning overcoat. The coat was
ruined but the tire did not have time
to spread.
Grain Dealers Favor Pediraf tnipeotlot
Lincoln , Jan. 23. At a meeting ol
the Nebraska Farmer Grain Dealers
association a resolution was passed
declaring for the system of federal au
pervislon over grain grading and
weighing , particular reference belnj
made to the practice of boards ol
trade of some central markets. B. H
Deal of Kansas City read a paper OE
federal Inspection of grain , In whlcl
bo advocated such legislation as pro
posed in the bill of Senator McCuin
ber of North Dakota. There was sonu
opposition to the resolution , but II
was passed by a good majority of thi
150 delegates present.
Dining Car on Flyer Burnt.
Friend , Neb. , Jon. 23. The dlnlni
oar of the Burlington westbound flyoi
took flro shortly after leaving Dorohosi
tor last evening and' by the tima tin
train reached here , where the oar wai
uncoupled , it was practically con
turned. The cook * and waiters
cnpod without Injury. Llttlo damag <
was dona Jo the othar CJT .
Private Bank Suspends.
Chicago , Jan. 23. The private bank
* f A. C. Tlsdello suspended payments
to depositors. A call was sent to po
lice headquarters for ofllcors to quell
rowlblo disturbances around the of.
flee , but there was no trouble of any
Glass Workers' Union Illegal.
Cleveland , Jan. 23. Judge Phlpps ,
in deciding the case against the
Amalgamated Glaus Workera1 union ,
held /that Uie organization was In re
train ! of trade and ordered Us dUsolu-
tionjpn the ground' ' of public policy.
Twelve Miles Out and Well Locatec
to Make Town ,
Lamro , S. I ) . . Jan. 23. Special ti
The News : John Colombo , who hai
throe-quarters of u section twelvi
miles west of Dallas , will In the neai
future survey It out Into a town am
lot will bo In great dcmaiH , as thli
tract Is well located and the right dls
( mice from Dallas to make a goot
town. Ho states that parties arc will
Ing to open up business at once , whlcl
Induces him to begin operations soonci
than ho Intended.
Nebraska Commission Receives Cop )
of Rate Schedule From the Granc
'stand ' Road Commission Sayi
% 'ads Will Not Go Into Court.
iln , Jan. 23. The Nebraska rail
wi 'w\f \ 'mission today received copj
of t < . j schedule from the St. Jo
seph ' - ( . . 9 ? , rand Island road , compl >
Ing wlv'- , recent cut of thirty pei
cent In ' . .tes. Members of the com
mission sny the railroads will adop
the reduction without u contest In tin
courts being filed.
Speaker of House May be Compromisi
Lincoln , Jan. 23. Special to Tin
News : Uoss Hammond has gone U
Washington to bo present at the llnlsl
of the collectorshlp light , which comes
to u vote of the Nebraska delegatloi
on Saturday. Speaker Nettleton's
chances as a compromise candidate
are beginning to loom up consplcu
Rich Succeeds Glazier ,
Lansing , Mich. , Jan. 23. Qovernoi
Warner announced that former Gov
ernor John T. Rich had accepted an
appointment as state treasurer , to sue
ceed Frank P. Glazier , who has re
For First Time He Tells About Com
plaints Thaw Made to Him Alienls' '
for Defense Takes the Stand Prls
oner's Mother Completes Testimony
Now York , Jan. 23. The end of the
second Thaw trial la fast approaching
This was Indicated when Dr. Charles
Q. Wagner , the first of the alienists tc
bo called by the d'efenao , took the
stand for his preliminary examlna
tlon. Anthony Comstock , vice presl
dent of the Society for the Suppres
slon of Vice , had been heard as a wit
ness earlier In the day and Mrs. Will
lam Thaw , mother of the defendant
had completed her testimony. The
kindergarten teacher , who had charge
of Harry Thaw as a lad of six , also
testified , and the day marked a long
stride toward the conclusion of the
celebrated case. Mr. Couiatock's testl
mony , while new , had been discounted
by the known facts of Thaw's appeal
to him to assist In closing up the
houses where Stanford White was alleged
legod to have maintained elaborate ! )
furnished apartments and where
young girls wore said to have been
mistreated. A dozen letters Thaw
wrote Comstock regarding the matter ,
giving a detailed description of the
Twenty-fourth street house , were ad
xnltted In evidence and read to the
jury. The district attorney seemed as
pleased as the defense with the letters
and later In the day read Into the rec
ord himself most of Mr. Comstock'i
replies to Thaw. The witness indl
cated in his testimony that nothing
over came of the complaints , legal evl
denco being lacking.
Mrs. William Thaw , still unable tc
walk unassisted because of her recent
Illness , was not long on the stand ,
She told of Thaw's early life , of Influ
ences before his birth , and mental un
soundness of two of her brothers. Sh
was not cross-examined. Mr. Jerome
contented himself with reading to tin
jurors the affidavit made by the elder
Mrs. Thaw last year , when the ques
tion of her son's sanity was before a
lunacy commission. In that affidavit
she declared that in the direct line ol
descent there had been no Insanity In
Harry Thaw's family for four genera
tions. As to the collateral cases , Mrs ,
Shaw said , In the affidavit , there wer
but two and they were easily accounted
od for. In her statement to the com
mission , Mrs. Thaw also resented the
Insinuations which she said she had
been compelled to suffer because ol
the newspaper reports of Insanity la
the family and she asserted' that there
were no family secrets to hide and
there was no skeleton to be bared.
Magoor Summoned to Washington.
Havana , Jon. 23. The announce
ment was made at the palace that
Governor Magoon had been summoned
to Washington. The news was circu
lated In extra editions of the papers
ind caused much Interest and spocu-
latlon regarding tlio Intentions of
President Roosevelt. Governor Ma-
loon will Ball on Monday.
Debate In the Lower House of the Die
at Toklo Lasted Three and a Hall
Hours and Resulted In a Defeat Foi
the Motion.
Toklo , Jan. 23. A motion to cen
sure the government was defeated It
the lower house of the diet today , by e
vote of 177 to 1CS. The debate on tin
motion lasted three and a half hours
Report of Census Bureau Shows Drof
In Ginned Cotton.
Washington , Jan. 23. The census
bureau today Issued n report showln ?
the total amount of cotton In the Unit
oil Suites ginned from January 1,1907
to January 10 , 1908 , was 10,337,001
bales , as compared with 12,170,191
bales for same period last year.
Corn Show Indorsed.
Llni'oln , Jan 23. The slate bouri
of ngriculliuu passed a ri'solutloi
unanimously indorsing lite eftoita ol
Omaha to secure the national con
show for that city und Nebraska. Tin
assurance was given that the oericul
turlsUs of the state would back thi
movement with every assistance It
their power.
Child Not Llllle Olsen.
Nelson , Nob. , Jan. 23. Advice * r
cetvud by Sheriff Jones satisfied hlu
that the child held by the band o
gypsies here Is not Llllle Olsen , ant
unless dome one claims the little gir
today he will order the release of tk <
Methodist Seminary Burns.
Wesalngton Springs , S. D. , Jan. 23.
The Free Methodist seminary hen
was totally destroyed by flro. Th <
loss la $15,000 , insurance $7,000.
Attorney for United States Expreti
Company Makes Showing.
Lincoln , Jan. 23. Salary earnings
of the chief officials of at least one
express company were made known tc
the railroad commission through At
torney Charles A. Greene , represent
lug the United States Express com
pauy. Mr. Greene made a supple
mentury report to the board , In which
he included information demanded
that had been hitherto withheld , con
cernlng the extent of the company' !
business. In this the company is
represented as being willing , privately
to lay information of salaries of iti
officers before the board , but It dla
likes to make this a matter of record
Mr. Greene showed the members ol
the board a letter In which the infer
mutton was given that the presldenl
of the company draws $25,000 a year ,
the secretary $20,000 and the treas
urer $15,000. But for the tendency oj
the newspapers to enlarge on all suet
details and rnako mountains out ol
molehills , the board was Informed , tin
whole matter would have been r
ported long before.
Arguments were heard in supreme
court in the case Involving the valid' '
ity of the Sibley law cutting expresi
rates on all merchandise transported
25 per cent The attorney general ii
asking for a referee to take testlraonj
and when this phase of the case li
closed ho will demand a temporary in
junction prohibiting the companies
from disregarding the reduction law
until the suit is settled.
Witness Tells How Stoessel Reaped
Rich Harvest During Siege.
St. Petersburg , Jan. 23. Testimony
showing the straits of the civil popula
tion at Port Arthur during the siege
was given at the court-martial of Lieu
tenant General Stoessel by Colonel
Vershlnln , who was civil commissioner
of that place , and who fathered the
charges against General Stoessel thai
he reaped a rich harvest by selling
eggs and milk and other luxuries to
the sick during the slego.
According to Colonel Vershlnln
more existence was a luxury for civil
ians. Provisions were enormously ex
pensive. A cow cost $800 , a pig $500.
eggs $1 each and other things corre
He testified that Mine. Stoossel had
a large herd of cattle ami a Hock of
chickens and charged exorbitant
Shortly before the surrender , he
testified , she summoned a merchant
ana' attempted to dispose of these , the
supposition being that she had an
Inkling of the coming surrender.
The prosecution's case is practically
all In , but several of General Stoes-
uel's witnesses have yet to be heard.
North Dakota Is for Taft.
Fargo , N. D. , Jan. 23. The Repub
lican state committee of North Dakota
selected Minot as the place and May
14 as the date for the state convention
to elect delegates to the Republican
national convention. The committee
declared In favor of the nomination of
Secretary Taft.
Morris K. Jesup Is Dead.
New York , Jan. 23. Morris K.
Jesup , retired banker and long promi
nent In civic affairs , died from heart
disease. Deceased was seventy-eight
years old. He contributed largely to
and took active Interest In several In
dustrial schools and other philanthro
pic Institutions.
One Thousand Men from All Polnti
Up and Down the Missouri Boost foi
Steamboats Kansas City and Oma
ha Contending for Next Convention
Sioux City , Jan. 23. Omaha am
Ynnkton are In control of the politico
end of the Missouri river congress
with the result that the next congress
will probably go to Omaha and Yank
ton for the president and secretary o :
the organization. Congressman Ellis
of Kansas City Is a candidate for presl
dent but It Is believed he will be out
There wore a few speeches this
morning and rt | K > rts are being heari
this afternoon. The resolutions com
mlttee will probably report later. J
recommendation for nn approprlntlor
of10.000,000 by congress will bo i
feature of the resolutions.
Sioux City , Jan. 23. Seven statei
were represented at the opening of tlu
Missouri River Navigation congress
bent. Delegates , nearly one tliousuiu
in number , arrived during Ihe da )
fiom Montana , North Dakota , Soutl
Dakota , Nebraska , Missouri and Kan
sas. Politics crept Into tbo opening
session of the convention. The flchi
canio over the control of the tempo
rary organization between the boost
ers from Kansas City and Omaha
The fight for the next convention hat
something to do with the line-up. Thi
Omaha men won their point in the selection
lection , of Victor Bender of Councl
Bluffs as temporary chairman and A
B. Beall of Sioux City temporarj
secretary. George Cl Call , who waj
supported by the Kansas City men
was defeated for the chairmanship.
Governor Cummins of Iowa , whe
was Instrumental in calling the firsl
convention of the Missouri Iliver Navl
gallon congress , addressed the meet
Ing. welcoming 1,000 delegates at
guests of Iowa and ( guests of Sioiu
City. He said Iowa had no project ti
promote other than that which was foi
the good'of all her neighbors and al
ber countrymen. The governor salil
the question of waterway Improve
tnent must become a public issue
and thai until it did congress would
not and Iiad no right to make large
appropriations. He said that thougL
the American people did not have the
Initiative and referendum in form
they certainly havo-tft- substance
and the necessary support for 1m
proving the waterways can be secured
when it becomes the subject of dls
cusslon around the firesides , in the
fields , offices and' factories of the na
tlon , and the demand for It the worli
of earnest and public spirited citizens
Congressman F. C. Ellis of Missouri
spoke strongly In favor of cooperation
tion with other states in making a
fight for congressional appropriations
for the work of Improving the stream ,
Other speakers were Congressman F ,
H. Hubbard , Henry T. Clarke of Oma
ha and Thomas Wilkinson of Burling'
Victim of the Gun That Was Not Load
ed Which Sent a Bullet Into Her
Spine Some Weeks Ago The Bullet
Has Been Removed.
Lying In an Omaha hospital with the
lower part of her body paralyzed , Ber
tha Tledje. , accidentally shot by her
brother , has had the bullet removed
from her spinal column but as a result
of the terrible accident must go
through what years stretch out before
her a victim of paralysis.
It was a gun "not loaded" that sud
denly exploded on the Tledje farm
north of Hosklns , bringing a terrlolo
disaster to the sister of the young boy
who held the rifle.
The bullet was removed by Dr. Sum-
inerE , an Omaha specialist. It had en
tered near the neck and was lodged
In the bone , having penetrated the
spinal column Instead of having merely
lodged near the spinal cord as first
The girl Is still In the Omaha hos
pital , too weak to be brought back to
her north Nebraska home.
She may live for years , the physi
cians say , but the lower part of her
jody will he paralyzed as It was from
the start.
Medical Inspector at Newport Uses It
Upon Two Cases.
Newport , Tl. I. . Jan. 23. Two naval
apprentices recently received at the
station hero are suffering from spinal
meningitis. Both were considered
hopeless cases. Medical Inspector
Luclan O. Henobereor , U. S. N. , however -
ever , determined to try the serum dis
covered by Dr. Simon Flokner of the
ftockefeller Institute , and It Is now
reported that both men are expected
lo recover. , One of them , F. F. Craw
ford of Charleston. 111. , is said to bo
doing well , while the other , R , B. Hoi-
loway of Llpton , Tenn. , IB reported a §
W. M. Keith , Charged With Systemat
Ically Robbing the Store of Join
Davenport at Elgin , Is Held Undei
$700 Bond ,
Nellgh , Neb. , Jan. 23. Special te
The News : Business In the count }
court's office has been looking up It
the past twenty-four hours. The firsl
appearing before Judge "Wilson was
Frank Sims , of near Elgin , chnrgei
by Clerk Robinson with stealing fifty
four bushels of wheat , valued at $ 1G.2G
He waived examination and was re
leased upon $500 bonds , furnished bj
bis father , to appear at the next torn ;
of the district court.
The young man has heretofore borne
n good reputation In the communlt }
where he resides , and his downfall 1 ;
a surprise to the good people of thi
The second case before the countj
judge was that of W. M. Keith yester
day afternoon , who" was arrested t
short time ago at Aberdeen , S. D. , foi
stealing a sum estimated at $1,500 01
$2,000 , while employed ns clerk In tin
Davenport store at Elgin. His bom :
was fixed at $700 for his appearanci
at the next term of the district court
Up until this morning he has beer
unable to secure ball and consequent
ly Is still In the hands of Sheriff Mil
It is reported that he confessed the
crime , placing the amount that he
secured at $2,000 , but n portion of this
sum he has made good. The claim
now made Is that this confession was
made under compulsion , and if sncli
can be proven , It may be difficult tc
obtain a conviction.
In the testimony of Mr. Davenporl
he says that he did not discover his
loss until an inventory of the stocli
was taken. Gco. N. Seymour , the
banker , testified that Keith made n
deposit at his bank of $425 , and this
it Is claimed , Is a portion of the amount
that was stolen.
Both Officers and Men FeUd and
F aited During Their Sojourn in
City Half the Population Turns Out
to Give Them Fitting Farewell.
Rio Janeiro , Jan. 23. To the boomIng -
Ing of guns and the cheers of thou
sands on the accompanying pleasure
offtft , the American warships Ballad
from Rio Janeiro , bound for Punta
Arenas , on the Magellan strait. Ten
days will bring the fleet almost mid
way on Its 14,000-mile cruise to San
Franclsoo , and the ships and the men
carried with them tSe good wishes of
the whole Brazilian nation.
Not an untoward incident had
marked the visit of the Americans
hero. They were feasted and' feted ,
both officers and men , during their so
journ in Rio , and half the population
turned out from aarly In the morning
to give them a fitting farewell. As
upon the arrival of the fleet , BO upon
Ita departure , the quays , the public
bulldinga and the hills were crowded
with thousands watching the "wor
ships until they had disappeared
through the mouth of the bay Into the
open soa.
The president of the republic , Dr.
Penna , came to Rio Janeiro from
Petropolls and proceeded on the yacht
31Iva down to where- the warships
were lying. Ho went aboard the
orulser Benjamin Constant , which was
In readiness to accompany the Amer
ican fleet , and made a tour of all the
American ships. Accompanied by Ad
miral Alencar , the minister of marine ,
ind Dr. L. Muller , the minister of pub
lic works , and other high officials , he
visited the divisional flagship Minnesota
seta , remaining there about an hour.
Admiral Thomas , commander of the
flagship ; Captain Hubbard and th
American ambassador , Irving Dudley ,
received him with all honors and the
band' played the Brazilian national
xnthem. In the salon of the Minnesota
seta there was a mutual exchange of
greetings. Admiral Thomas made a
ipoech , In which he expressed his
wishes for the best prosperity of Bra-
til and her people , concluding with
'Brazil , Brazil , God bless you for
3vermore. "
The president responded with a
: houaand wishes for a good voyage
'or the splendid fleet , prosperity for
the United States and the health of
President Roosevelt.
Cannon is Grosscup's Choice.
Chicago , Jan. 23. "Uncle Joe Can
non can , In my judgment , safely and
confidently be given the place at the
wheel , " said Judge Peter S. Gross-
cup of ( ho United States circuit court ,
peaking at the banquet of the Illinois
Lawyers' association.
Woman's Death Is Mystery ,
dalllpolls , O. , Jan. 23. Mystery
surrounds the death of Mrs. William
Phillips of Dowlngton. whoso body was
tound In a secluded spot out In a field
near her homo. Evidences of a strug
gle were plainly visible.
Temperature for Twenty-four Hour *
Forecast for Nebraska ,
Conditions of the weather ns recorded
od for the twenty-four hours ending
at 8 n. in. today.
Maximum 41
Minimum 01
Average 21
Hnrometcr 30.91
Chicago , Jim. 23. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States * weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska as follows :
Fair tonight and Friday. Rising
Contest Has Developed Into a Mutual
Recrimination -and Mud-Slinging
Row. Herrlck and Burke In Race ,
and St. Charles Coming ,
Gregory , S. D. , Jan. 23. Special to
Tht' News : Gregory county Is now In
tlu > throes of what promises to become
the bitterest county sent fight In the
history of the state. Thus far two
towns have entered the contest ns
against Fairfax , the present location.
As between these three towns the fight
seems to have developed into a mut
ual recrimination and mud slinging
contest. The Herrlck committee have
Issued a statement In which they de
clare that Uurke In return for a "mis
erable mess of political potage" has
entered Into a shameless deal with
Fairfax whereby Burke agreed to en
ter the contest against Herrlck solely
for the purpose of Increasing the
chances of Fairfax to retain the loca
tion. The Burke committee refer to
these accusations as " absolutely
false , " and denounce them as "Infam
ous lies. " The Burke committee In
their zeal against Herrlck have Issued
a map which shows that the geograph
ical center of the county is consider
ably north and west of Burke. They
also publish election statistics which
prove that the center of population Is
considerably west of Burke , about half
way between Burke and Gregory. The
next developement In the contest It Is
now understood will be the entrance
of the town of St. Charles Into the
race. St. Charles Is one of the new
towns on the railroad and although
not so old as some of the other towns
It Is'a prosperous little city , favorably
located , and has n good bunch of boost
ers among whom are some of the
wealthiest men In the country. The
candidacy of St. Charles seems to be
regarded with favor In Gregory which
Is now by far the largest town In the
county. It Is probable that should St.
Charles enter the race they will be
able to make a strong bid for the sup
port of Gregory and surrounding ter
ritory which Is now the most populous
part of the county and without the
support of which It will be Impossible
either to keep the county seat at Fair
fax where It now is or to remove It
to n new location.
Policemen In Chicago to Be Tried for
Fitness in This Manner Hereafter.
Chicago , Jan. 23. Policemen In Chicago
cage are to be retired In the order of
the hardness of their arteries.
"It has been determined beyond dis
pute that a man is as old as his ar
teries , " said Health Commissioner
Evans , explaining the plan on which
the retiring board will work.
"While It is a universal rule that aa
a man grows older his arteries harden ,
yet the process of hardening does not
move evenly with the years. The ar
teries of a man of fifty may bo harder
than those of another man of sixty-
five. It depends on the way he baa
lived. "
The machine for testing the arteries
is a hollow rubber band put around
the biceps of the arm and connected
with a rubber tube , which runs to a
common pump bulb in the hand. By
working the bulb the person being ex
amined forces air Into the band
around the arm until it swells enough
to stop the pulae. A mercuiy standard
attached Indicates how much pressure
this takes.
National Association Pssses Resolu
tions Favoring Leasing System.
Denver , Jan. 23. The eleventh an
nual convention of the American Na
tional Live Stock association was un
able to complete Its work , and ad
journed until morning , when officers
for the ensuing term will be elected
and the place of the next meeting se
The meeting was taken up in a dis
cussion of the Burkett bill for the
leasing of public lands and It was ap
proved by an overwhelming vote.
The question of leasing public lands
for grazing came up In the report of
the committee on resolutions on the
snbject. The majority report favored
the passage of Senator Burlcott's bill ,
with certain amendments made by the
tommlttee. The most Important of
Uiese amendments provldo a maximum
grazing fee of 4 cents per aero and a
minimum of , ( . cent per acre. Other
amendments to the bill provide for
the movement of live stock across the
public lands and for fencing rights.
When This Practice la Finished It Is
Expected the Mammoth Warship
Will be Ready to Join Admiral Ev
ans' Fleet.
San Francisco , Jan. 23. The battle
ship Nebraska started this morning on
Its first large practice trjp. It is ex
pected the monster vessel will bo
ready to join Admiral Evans' fleet
when the practice Is concluded.
Constitutionality of Trade Pact With
Germany la Attacked ,
Washington , Jan. 23. President
Roosevelt transmitted to the senate
and the houao copies of the tariff rep
ulatlons negotiated some tlmu ago bo-
twceii Uio United States and Germany
together with a proposed amendment
to the customs administrative act put
ting the sumo In force as a stutuio.
In the senate the message aroused
lively discussion In executive aesslon
when It was taken up. The remark *
were not addressed to the message BO
much as to the policy of considering
It In executive session as well as the
policy of the president In connection
with the agreement.
Ilia course , not only In negotiating
that Instrument , but In proclaiming
It to tbo world , as ho did last July
was sharply criticised. It was declare !
that the agreement makes change *
which are equivalent to legislation
and It was pointed out that all legis
latlon affecting the tariff must , under
the constitution , originate in the
house of representatives. Stress was
laid on the fact that the president
had not only negotiated the treaty ,
but that ho had given It out as a com
plete performance without referring It
to the senate for action. This th *
senators seemed to consider as espe
cially reprehensible and far beyond
the authority of the chief executive ,
It was pointed out that Uio German
kaiser had not only referred the agree
ment to the luichstag for Its action ,
but that ho had even consulted both
the local and national boards of trade.
Hence , the president was charged
with being oven more autocratic than
the head of the German empire.
It was also declared that under the
system of valuations provided for by
the , treaty fci ort Injustice 5K9"'d bs
done to the Unltdd State ?
Senator Heyburn made strenuoui
objection when the question waa
raised that the message was a subject
for consideration In the open senate ,
instead of behind closed doors. The
Idaho senator maintained that an open
senate debate would only plunge the
senate into an almost endless tariff
discussion. Senators McLauren , Tell
er and others called for open session
and their plea finally won , but not before -
fore Senator Galllnger and one or two
others had delivered' their sentiments
concerning the action of an executive
In calling for legislation whenever
the spirit moved him.
It waa finally decided to refer the
message to the committee on finance.
Government Delayed Bringing Action
in Union-Southern Pacific Merger.
Washington , Jan. 23. With refer
ence to the contemplated suit agalnit
13. H. Harriman by the government
questioning the legalULy under the
antl-tiubt act of the purchase by the
Union Pacific of the controlling Inter
est in the Southern Pacific and other
lines alleged to be In competition with
the Union Pacific , Attorney General
Bonaparte said that when brought the
suit would be based on the report of
the interstate commerce commission
of last July , in which the details o
the alleged merger were given. Ha
said that after the report had been
made the bubject of It had been dis
cussed at a confeienco hold at the
While House , when the entire matter
was referred to the department of
justice for consideration and Investi
gation and that eaily in December ac
tion was determined on , but was de
layed by icasoti of the unexpected ah-
sonce in Muiojio ol C. A. Severance ,
one of the special counsel for the gov
ernment. He added that Mr. Sever
ance had now retuined to the United
States and will be In Washington
within a few days , as also will be
Frank B. Kellogg , the other special
counsel. When they arrive the attor
ney general will have a consultation
with them , after which an authorized
statement will be made to the public.
German Chancellor Declines to Reply
to Socialist Interpellation.
Berlin. Jan. 23. Chancellor von
Buelow refused categorically in tha
rolchstng to reply to a Socialist Inter-
pollution on the subject of the Prua-
ilan suffrage. This precipitated a.
ioafenlng uproar from the mamtoro.
during which all the ministers left
the house. The debate was then con
tinued bcforo the half empty benches.
Trouble with the people baa been
Dxpectod , particularly in view of the
street disorders , and In order to bo
prepared for a rocurrenca of violent
encounters between the pollco and the
populace , the bulldinga of parliament
wora surrounded from early morning
with a strong force of police ormod
with pistols and sabers.