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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: WEDNESDAY, JANUAKY 7, 1903.
The terbporAry speaker briefly sddrested
the house,' observing htf appreciation of
the corjfklenr reposed on hlra by his con
stituent at bom and (banked bit col
league! for the honor Just conferred. He
aid be hoped the need for wise leglsla
. tlon would be met In a businesslike man
ner and (hat as law would be enacted dis
creditable to the atate. f '
John Wall of Valley was then elected
temporary chief clerk. On motion of .War
ner, a committee on credentials " was
earned, with Wafner. chairman, Swecly,
Chrlaty, Ten Byck and Hoy.
On motion pf Jouvenat the. rules of the
twe nty-seviinth session werte adopted to
govern the temporary organization.
An Intermission, of . ten minutes waa
taken, on motion Of Hat horn, to await the
report-of the erederttlala eomtnlUee. The
comji)!"' reported the. Hat of memDers
prepared by the secretary of .atate to be ,
cofrect anil the report waa adapted. !
Soars moved that'' committee be ap
pofnted to watt to the chief Justice and In- ;
forfrn.blro. that the tnr-mbers of the houae
.were- -ready to be sworn In. 8ears, Spur-'
'lock phi Loofnls were named. After chief
Justine Bujllvan had administered the oath
of ofTic at 12:65 the member proceeded
to tbi. clerk' desk in reiponae to roll call
by dlitrlcis and elgned the oath Just taken.
v , ., Mockett la Elected.
On tnotlpn' of Gregg the house proceeded
to permanent ' organization. Spurlock
placed in nomihallon' John H. Mockett. Jr.,
of Lloeoln and . Tool py of Dodge placed
Looml In nominations, tha man being the
choice,' rctpecttvoTy. of the republican and
fusicnist , .caueauses. " The rote U for
Mofijfett and.' 20. for Loomls was atrlctly
partisan. - '
Loomls. In a few cordial "remark. moved
thatTKJcketf elctlotr ba made unanimous,
and after to toting the house heartily re
ceived It permanent spesker, who wa e-.
corted to the- chair by Rouse, Thompson,
Dele Hornier and Lbornls. f ' ' '
Thanking. fh houae Mr4te honor. Speaker
Mockett congratulated hJ colleague In the
majority, and to tbos In the minority aatd!.
"And to.yt.tr I uestly extend tny ton
gratulatlon ahd -wlsh to ay that It -required)
"atran;, fleet-footed and long-winded
men to get 'elected to office aa fuslonlst tn
Nebraska last -tall. I congratulate, the
strong (men ftbn minority."; He added:
"Thla "session promlaea to be ' one of the
moat Important In 'the atate hlBtory and
I hop rwe will all jnee't the :grre-obllga-tlona
nd Issues as they ahould be met, and
'strive together in tha interest a of our be
These officers, chosen at the republican
cauctls the bight previous, were elected by
acclamation: Chief clerk, John Wall; Drat
assistant, C. Hr Barnard; second assistant,
John Lyon; third assistant, Charles O.
French; fourth assistant, J. L. Mayer; er-geant-at-arms,
E. A. Wlltae; chaplain. Rev.
Oeorg Scottf doorkeeper, John Wallftoej
postmaster, E. A. Warner.
- - . ltoii U lna a Place.
Rouse, explaining that it waa an elective
office, nominated D. H. Harrl of Otoe
county for chief clerk of the enrolling and
enarosalog room and .Mr. Harria waa
' Spurlock, Good and Spier were appointed
to Inform the chief justice that the bouse
employee were ready for the oath of office.
Chief Justice Sullivan being at lunch, Jua
tlce Holcomb of tba aupreme court admin
latered thla Oath. ''.'
- Tha rulea of the twenty-seventh aeaalon
were made-tha rulea of the twenty-eighth
eaalon ' until otherwise directed by tha
aVwae, on motion of Gregg.
. On motion of Hathorn a commute of
three,' consisting of Hathorn. Burgea and
Loorala, waa appointed to notify the aenata
that ' the houae was In session. For the
committee Hathorn' reported that, the sen
ate had adjourned until 11 o'clock Wednes
day morning and U function waa continued
antll then. .
' Resolution on the death of Representa
tive Muslck, which occurred January S, In
troduced by Caldwell, were read and. In ac.
cordanca with them, the houae at 2 p. m.,
sut of respect to the deceased member, ad
journed until 10 a. m. Wednesday. A com
mittee will ba named later 'to draft formal
resolutions. ' ..'
Speaker Mockett said no house commit
tee would b appointed for aeveral daya.
CHANGE AGREEABLE TO BRYAN
Former Minister to Braall la Seat to
'Torfaajal Instead of 8 wit a
' ' erlantl.
CHICAGO, Jan. (.'Colonel Charles Pags
Bryan, United fctateVmlnister to Braxll,
who had been slated a American minister
to Swltterland,' but- wa yesterday trans
f erred to the court of Portugal, 1 at pres
ent here visiting his cousin, Bryan Lathrop,
&5 Bel levus place. .Colqnel Bryan ar.lved
In Chicago New Year's day and has sine
then- tid nothing to lead hi friend to
suspect that h.1 appointment to the Por
ttfuas position wa even under considera
tion, H will go to Washington In a day
Or two to make th arrangement that tbl
change -of .plan will aecessltate, and will
then return to Chicago for a mora extended
visit before going abroad to take up tha
duties of his new post. The ministry at
Lisbon I in direct line with the work that
has earned Colonel Bryan's promotion from
ths Braslllan legation, and Is tald by hi
friend to be a mora congenial location
for fclm, as the morlcan minister at Bern
has much lavish entertaining to do and
comparatively amall chancea tor actlv dip
lomatla work, whereas - Portugal' los
connection with South American countries
make It relations with thla country of
the utmost Importance during the next
few year. While In Brarll Colonel Bryan
la credited with having raised the Ameri
can embassy to such a high poaitton that
It adiulitedly took precedence over that ot
England, which had up to that tlma held
Brat plaoe. .
PERKINS MUST RESIGN POST
MUslaar Llenteaaat Will Ba Asked ta
Leave Army If He Kataras
':; to Cam. '
LEAVENWORTH, Kan.. Jan. . Ths ab
sence without leave of Lieutenant Edward
O. Perkins, Fourth cavalry, United States
army, has bon reported to tha War de
partment. ' In caao of his return to tha post
his resignation wilt be asked tor.
-V." Taasastaa Hilled or Traa.
'LbaDWOOP," 8. pi, Jan. . (Special Tel
egraw.) Michael Butler, a teamster In the
employ of. the Homestake Mining company
wa .kUled today by a falling tree In th
timber near the' pumping station, eight
mllea eoufh Of thla city. Ha was driving
along tha trail with a load of log when
tra whlc hd been partly uprooted wa
Blown down by t6 Here wind.
" Works at if by Magic
Owtn fo'lu form i very cco
Dortikil.' Gives the beat effect
with least effort
iovrakars kasa U
ss ant a package
RELIGION CAUSES "TROUBLE
AdvaatisU Be fuse to Work Saturday and
Cannot Work on Sunday-
IMPROVING THE MAIL " FACILITIES
Aebara Kfracsllne; Alans; with the
Sam Plitarea Installed la the
Daya Before the Adreat
of tba- Railroad.
(From a' 8tufT Correspondent).
WASHINGTON. , Jan. . 6. (Special Tele
gram.) Recently there have been a. nura-
Wf of protest frdrn 6eventb Day Ad-
entlsta agalnat 'Working on Saturday filed
by employe of several branches of the'
government. The departments hay been
considerably worked up over the -refusal
of the Seventh Day 'Adventlats to Work on
naturctay ana nu,niet?TS . oi. uiscnarges , uve
resulted. Congressman Burkett . of . Ne
braska la now up against such' a propo
sition, having a constituent who' belongs
to the Adventista' ehuroh end who persists
In refusing to qualify .before the proper
olDclnl because there Is no law which,, per
mlts htm to work on Sunday Instead of
Saturday. --W. W. .Lewis, a constituent of
Mr. Burkett,. wa originally employed In
the rural free delivery ervlce In this city.
Growing dissatisfied with the work .her Mr.
Burktt secured the transfer of Lewi to
San Francisco, where lie wa given a place
in the postoffice. Not being satisfied with
hi position, "Lewis tendered hi resigna
tion, which wa accepted. Later he wanted
to get back Into tho government' aervic
and Burkett, who Is looking out for hi
constituents, finally secured the reinstate
ment for Lewis tn tha rural free delivery
aervica In thla city.
' Lewi yesterday presented himself to
the appointment clerk for assignment to
,auty, but before taxing the oath, which
Is prescribed for all employes of tha gov-
arnment, ha Informed tha officer who Is
charged with administering tho oath that
he waa a 8eventh Day Adventlat and that
. . . . j .1
no wanted It understood that he would not I
work on Saturdays because of hi religious
copies. He offered to ,' work on 8un-
daya, and-thus mak -up for tha' time off
on Satul-daya. There being no provision
In the statutes for such change In work
the-officer administering the oath refused
to execute the same, and trie matter was
referred to the postmaster general for set
tlement. .I-'-,-- '
Law aad Religion.
Postmaster General Paine, after the mat
ter was brought to his attention, hold that
It was no business of the department to
pass upon a man's religion, but that his
legal status must necessarily determine his
relation to the department. Aa a statute
Is now In force which prohibits govern
ment employes from working on Sundays
except In great emergencies, he could do
nothing more than to see' that that statute
was enforced. As the Lewis case does not
come under the present law, the assistant
attorney general for the Postoffice depart
ment has been asked to give an opinion
in the matter. In the meantime Lewis Is
out of a job, and Mr. Burkett la conse
quently very greatly worried over tha mat
ter. He saw the postmaater general In
Lewis" behalf, and gathered from hla talk
with Mr. Pains that the latter was op-
posed to opening hi. office on Sunday, for
one or two clerks, who by reason ot their
religious scruples were opposed to working
Saturday. It rl thought, therefore.
that either Hr. Lewis will have to forego
hi principle or els separata himself from
government employment. ' '
After Better Mall Facilities.
Since his return to the capital Repre
sentstlv Burkett has been devoting his
time to securing Increased and more mod
ern facilities for tha handling of mail In
leading towns of his district. Soma time
ago he took up with the Postoffice depart
ment an increased rental for the postoffice
at Plattsraonth, conditioned on the lessor
of the building at present occupied putting
the Interior Into the best possible condi
ticn, redecorstlng the walls and generally
making the present postoffice a delight to
Its patrons. As a remit of his energetlo
work Mr. Burkett was tnformed today that
ten-year leass of the present building at
Plattsmouth had been executed by ths
Postoffice department aV an ' annual rental
of $1,200, . the lessor' of , ths building to
give the oltlxens of Plattsmouth ' an en
tlrely -new room. Nw furniture to cost
$3,000 will ba put In, .and, tba dtlaens of
Plattamouth will In the ' near future have
postoffice of which they may well be
proud. Following up his success .with the
risttsnioutn omce, Mr. - uurkett - has now
atarted In to bring about, a Ilka condition
of affair with the postoffice at Auburn
It la stated that the boxes in tha Auburn
postoffice were 4iauled. by ox team from
Brownville and that Since -the memory of
man In that section they hav remained
the aame. It la desired by Hr., Burkett to
give Auburn modern postoffice facilities,
and today ha secured an order to send an
Inspector to that city . for ths purpose of
looking ovsr lbs ground with a View of
making a somewhat similar lease as ha
been mad In ths Plattamouth offlce.
laapectloa of liar scry atoelc.
C. L. Watrous of Des Holnes and SlUs
Wilson of Atlantic, la., are ta Washington
In conjunction with the legislative commit
tea ot the National Nurserymen's associa
tion. Interested In a hill providing for an
Inspection of nursery stock. Iowa nursery
men are greatly interested In this bill, a
well as nurserymen from other states.
Dietrich Retaras te Capital.
Senator Dietrich returned from Nebraska
last evening, greatly overjoyed with eondl
tions as ha found them In his ststs. Hs
ssld he had nothing to report politically,
except that 90 per cent of the, earoeit, act
ive republicans In tha state were In favor
of Harry Lindsay for Vnlted Stat 'district
Iowa Case la Sarme Coart
C. W. Mullaa of De MolneS, attorney
general of Iowa, aad, H. T, Reed of Crenco,
la., ar in Washington t appear before ths
supreme court in tha caae of Janjee H
Easton agalnat th Stat of Iowa. . East on,
a president of th First National bank
of Decorah, wa charged with having re
ealved a deposit ot $100. after tha bank had
beta declared Insolvent.' Upon trial in the
court below hs wss convicted and sentenced
to five years In tha penitentiary. ' Tha case
now cornea before -the supreme court for
argument upon certain federal questions
which plaintiff o error has raised. It la
expected the case will ba reached ssrly next
week. , v :
George B. West of Dubois, Wyo.; Is la
Washington upon business before ths In
dlan bureau to endeavor to expedite a set
tlemeat of his clalma a beet contractor
tor ths Wind River reservation. Ha called
upon Indian Commissioner Jones fodsy and
also npoa Governor Richards.
Reatlaa of Depatrtaaeata.
Rural free delivery letter carrier have
been annotated aa follows: Nebraska
Haveloca, Nicholas B. Mellrk, Jessa R.
Palmer, regulars; Emma P. Hellck, Sey
mour p. Bwk, substitutes; Rose by. Charles
V Vaunts a, regular; John, Beerap. substi
Iowa Prascott, Frederick "W. KHama,
regular? Arthur M, Kltama. substitute.
Boo air. James B. Nichols, regular-, Frank
J. Taft. aubsUtuta. Kneaett. Mrs. Nellie
A. McMastcTS, regular, WVofield A. MclUs
tars. aubsUtuta. Lima Scrtugs, Caalu U,
Mash, Richard Frost and Frank M. Stevens,
regulars; Maggl A Nash. Samuel J. Frost
and Claul Miller, - substitutes. Manly,
Charlea H. BanclfTT and Herbert J. Wads-
worth, regulara; Addian B. Bancliff and
i nanes Murray, substitutes. iNortnwooa,
Ashbel W. Beach and Hans T. Peterson,
regulars; Lyman Fletcher and Anton Peter
Iowa postmasters appointed: Miss Ann
Gorman, Ellendale, Plymouth county; Mrs.
Bmma Bradford. Ford, Warren county.
Three rural free delivery routes will be
established February 3 at Goldfleld, Wright
cpunty; arda' embraced, sixty-two square
mllea; population. 1,285.
The comptroller' of the currency ha ap
proved the First National bank of Omaha
a reserve, ageat for the First National
bank of Bldomfleld, Neb.
A' postoffice has been established at Ze
nith, Units-county. Wyo., with Henry M.
Smith aa postmaster.
John-Ion fleromes General.
Tho president, has directed the appoint
ment of Lieutenant Colonel John A. John
ston of the adjutant general's department
to be a brigadier general, to fill the va-
cancy caused by the retirement of General I
H. C. Haabrough. General Johnston re
signed his commission tn the army a few
weeks ago to devote hi entire time to the
settlement of the large estate of his father-
in-law and hla resignation waa accepted, to
take effect on the first proximo. HI ele
vation to the rank of a general officer is
intended as .a recognition of hi excellent
military service and ' carries with it no
pay or emoluments.
Army OIHerrs to Report.
Orders have been issued by the War de
partment for all officers now in this coun
try on leave of absej.ee, belonging to the
eight- regiments ' Id the ' Philippines which
have been ordered home, o .report' by let
ter to the commander of the department
In the United States, to whom their regi
ment lias been ordered to report '
The regiments In question are the First.
Fifth and "Sixth cavalry . and the First;
Second, Fifth, Tenth an Twenty-eighth,
Infantry. The o(u4era.' affected had been
ordered to join, their, regiment and tho
orders lust Issued are to Drovlde that thev
i . .int. iT-nrv CUBIB inf IUIU1 laiJUHl ui lilt
shajl so report in this country. Instead of I great combinations formed within the pre
the PhlllDDlnes. . i ' ' I
' ' ' I
Tn onlar .that ''ileomaar renotr. mv ha 1
- - ' ' i
to , the-iqiiser . San Francisco and
y and tllei gunboat Naahvllle, those
. fc.il- i....fc.--e f..wh-
vessels have been detached from further
service, with tha Bquadrcin of evolution In
tba Caribbean sea and ordered to navy
yarda In ths country. '.San Francisco .Will
ba repaired at the Norfolk Navy yard and
Albany at ths Boston yard.
Trusts Strengthen law Offlce.
Reprerentatlve Jenkins, chairman of ths
house Judiciary committee. Introduced a
bill today providing for the appointment by
the president of two additional officers in
the Department of Justice. They will be
assistants' to the attorney general and re
ceive salaries of $7,000 and $5,000 respec
tively. It is provided that the ' attorney
general may delegate the exercise of such
of his functions and authority as be may
see Ct and In his absence the first assist
ant may exerclae all the duties of the at
torney general and solicitor general. Provis
ion also Is made for the appointment by
the 'attorney general tf two additional con
fidential clerk without reference to the
civil service laws. While the bill doe not
anarlfv that - thnan additional officers are
provided to' aid the attorney genoral In the
enforcement ot anti-trust laws, that 1. nn.
derstood to be It purpose.
Exoept to cable to St. Petersburg tha de
cision ot the United State supreme court
In the sugar bounty case. Count Casslnl, the
Russian ambassador, ha taken no action in
the' tnatterc -' jn i . J-
Count Casslnl waa unable to say today,
whether his government contemplated re
taliatory measure against the United Stales
a a result of the supreme court' decision.
The Russian government Is unmoved In Its
conviction that no bounty ia offered for
sugar and Is compellod to differ even from
the supreme court of the United States on
OPERA TROUPE IS HELD UP
Theatrical Maaaa-er Obtains Injnac-
tloa to Compel Performances
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 6. An Injunction
was .served yesterday morning on tho Bos-
tonlan Opera company by John Cort, man.
ager of the Northwestern Theatrical as-
aoelatlon, to prevent that organization Ball-
lng from Vancouver on January t fo" Aus
tralia. Arrangement had been mad by
the Bostonlans for a two years' tour of Aus
tralia and pf other southern countries, as
we.ll. as a season in London. ' Hr. 'Cort J
strongly opposed this plan, aa they were
booked In a majority of th twentynilx j
theatera under th management of hla as
sociation. . , . . .
Mr. Cort therefore made application for
a writ from the excise court at Vancouver
to hold th company' scenery and costumes,
under bond, until ths engagements in Ta
coma, Spokane, Missoula, Anaconda, Butte,
Victoria, Vancouver, Helena and Great Falls
had been played. Judge Slocum granted
tha order and now if the Bostonlaus sail
it will bs without their baggage or scenery.
COLORADO BANK IS ROBBED
Baadlts Force Opea the Safe at Ord-
vay and Flee with Two
DENVER. Jan. . At Ordway, Otero
county, Colo., two robbers broke Into the
private bank of Sllllman, Williams at Co.
early today, forced the safe and secured
the contents, amounting to about $2,000.
They tb-n fled on horses stolen from a
511 ALL nONEY.
What a daarter Did.
Ths person who use ths brain and nerve
actively need food to rebuild them and
replace tha waste, and should not rest on
stimulants. Coffee excites these organ
so they cannot get th necessary rest and
nourishment and ateadily teara them down,
then other disorders folio
"I am undsr a- constant nervous strain.
aa I hav 61 girls under my care," writes
a school teacher from Kooxvills, Tenn.
'I suffered terribly with Indigestion and
nervousness In Its worst form and paid out
hundreds of dollars In doctor' bills. Many
of my friends advised me to quit coffee
and use your Postum Food Coffee, and I
tasted it once snd It was something horrible.
Soma time later I met a friend, who wished
me to try a cup of Poatum, and her manner
was so convincing that I finally tasted tha
Postum to please hsr. Great waa my as
tonlshmcnt to find It so different from
what I had drSink before, and I immediately
asked how the difference in taste was
brought about, snd discovered that It was
simply that the first I bad waa only boiled
a minute or two, whereas IS minutes' boil
ing brings out ths delicious favor and
fully, and have dona so ever since.
'My inllgestlon hs entirely left me, my
Btrrotime. gone, ana I new leel bright
soj well after tha most tiresome day ta
tb school rocra. A little 15-cent psckag
of Postum did m mar goed than tha hun-
Amita af dollars I oald for doctors
medicines.- Nam gives by PoaUua Co,
BUl Cra, f'-S
PROPOSE 'ANTI-TRUST LAWS
Cabinet Iittieg Summary of 8ugRe.tiou for
URGES IMMEDIATE ACTION BY CONGRESS
Discrimination, and All Attacka on
Free Competition tn lie Made Ille
gal and I'aalsj-able br Circuit
Coort of salted Mates.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Attorney Ceneral
Knox has addressed Identical letters to
Senator Hoar, chairman of the senate Judi
ciary committee, and Representative Little-
field, chairman of the subcommittee of the
house Judiciary committee, giving hla views
on, the subject o( trusts.
These letters are la reply to communica
tions sent him by . Senator Hoar and Mr.
Littleflcld, asking th view of Mr. Knox.
The letters embrace three subjects, the
questions which have been decided by the
courts, the question which are pending In
tha courts and suggestions respecting
further legislation. '
Monopoly Mast Re Checked.
The, following abstract of these letters
was given out at the White House tonight.
u representa the general attitude of the
administration on thla subject and waa
authorized by the president:
The DeoDle do not desire the himlnpn of
the country to be Interfered with unneces
sarily beyond the control of any tendency
toward monopoly. In thla -country, where
money is iii-np and abundant and wltmn
the reach of keen and capable men. mono-
I'oiy win ue impoeeibie u competition is
kept free. ...
Small enterprise have certain advan
tagea over btrge i-o-mhlnatlnns, and will live
and thrlv? if assured of a fair and open
field. Rebatea and discriminatory rates
constitute one of the chlof restrictions on
competition. They unjustly swell the earn
ings of favored concerna,-and, hy support
ing a. vast, volume, of capital atock, which
represents nothing but unfnlr advantage
over flvala," contrlbiltes largely to the up
The amount of tiMiltal ombarked In Inde
pendent enterprise, in the past two years
at least equals the total capital of tho
vlous -twelve, .yeara.' With assurance
avolnfet i.raH n ...... .... .n .. t . ( , i . . .. .1.1- I l . . i, . .
v.. . '.' . .
meni win connniip.- individual industrial
experiences,; with the -certainty of secure
nunoyipent ot -.capital, may tie trusted- to
'.compete effectively with such as-Irish com-
ht,.na, in nta fnm.ri tnr .mind ..n
nom'c reasons, but-rnerely In order to cap-
luillre , the . country's prosperity - for the
benefit of ilielr promoters. The existence
of most "of these combinations hns not In
creased the productive capacity of tho
country; they have merely acquired the
ownership of pre-existing Industrie.
Recommendations for Legislation.
It Is recommended that the law be
amended In ihe following direction-:
l. That 'ail discriminatory practices ar-
fectlng interstate, trade be made offenses
to be enjoined and. punlahed. Such legis
lation to be directed alike against those
who give and those who receive Illegal ad
vantages. nd to cover discrimination In
price as against competitors, In particular
localities resorted to for the purpose of de
I. a penalty should re imposed upon tne
interstate -and foreign- transportation of
goods produced by them and federal courts
snould be given r power to restrain such
transportation, ati the governments suit.
Such learislatlon Is necessary because tha
existing Interstate commerce taw does not
give an effective . remedy in mis class or
case agalnat eilhar ablpper or carrier.
g. The casus omissus. In the interstate
commerce act 'snduld now be supplied by
lmDostnar a. Denaat unon carrier and bene
f!' ?! f 'hVf'cHon.f th
should be limited to those subject to the
act to regulate. commeroe. Only carriers
operating a line of railroad or a rail and
water line as ond line are required to pub
lish their ruteS'SHd arttiere to mem. it la
impractlqable, to control . llnea operating
wholly by wfttr1. Rates of water trann-
f ortatlon. -are ;t necessarily, open til the
reest competition, are invarlubly low by
nomnarleon and thus naturally furnlnh tha
standard of reasonableness without express
regulation-.. - -m .
Mast Adhere to Published Kates.
4. It should be made Unlawful to trans
port traffic by carriers subject to the In
terstate commerce act at a teas rate man
the published rate, and till who participate
in violating the law should be punlehed.
i. Provision should also be made to reach
corporations and combinations which pro
duce wholly within a state, but whose
products enter Into Interstate commerce.
This provision should relate, first, to the
concerns which fatten on rebatea; second.
to concerna which sell commodities below
the general price-In particular localities or
which seek tp destroy competition. . There
should be a comprehensive plan to enable
the government t get at all the facts bear
ing upon tne organization ana practices ot
concerns engaged n lnteratate commerce,
not with a View to hampering a legitimate
business or such', concerns, out in oraer to
be in position to, take action If necessary.
Tn this end a commission of a special
bureau In the proposed department of com
merce enouia oe rreaiea wnran uuijr u
should W to Investigate the operationa of
pntirpriu en s-aaed In Interstate or forelsn
commerce, to gather. Information and data
enabling it to make recommendations for
additional ' legislations to report to the
president. This would De a nrai atep in
securing proper publicity. This commis
sion should have authority to Inquire Into
the management or any concern aoing an
Interstate business whenever It becomes
Deceaaary or desirable; It should have the
authority to call f v reports from them to
compel testimony from all witnesses and
the production of books and papers.
Theae recommendations are based on the
central thought that the first step should
be taken by a law aimed at what are
known to be international practices directly
restrictive of commerce, ana oy a law ae
curlng !some governmental Supervision as
A Special act should be passed at once to
speed the final decision of cases pending or
Intending to be raised under the anti-trust
laws providing ror sum cases vy a uencn
of -circuit Judges, snd direct appeal rrom
the circuit court, to tne supreme court oi
the United States.
Approves New Boreaa.
Representative Mann (III.) today reported
for. tha house committee on interstate and
foreign commerce a substitute for the sen
ate bill to establish a new department of
commerce and labor.
With reference to tha proposed bureau ot
corporations, the report says
Tha creation of this bureau Will make it
the duty of an officer of the government to
deal with tha matter of corporation Infor
mation and report recommendations con
cerning tha manner and extent to which
enrnnrutlon transactions In Interstate com
merce Khali be subjected 4o the Influence
of national legislation. Your committee be
lieves that this la a practical step towsra
the legitimate control or corporations en
gaged in commerce among ins states.
A minority report,' signea Dy nepresema
ttves Richardson (Ala.) and Davis (Fla.),
waa filed in opposition to tha transfer of
I the department of labor to the department
I of commerce, a tending to subordinate and
take from tha former'a dlralty.
- Senator Clay Has a Plaa.
Senator Clay (Ot.) today Introduced a bill
to provide for tha free importation of com
modules controlled by trusts. The bill con
fers. upon tba president authority to Issue
proclamation auspendlng the collection
of all oustoms duties upon such article
brought from foreign countries. This pro
vision is, according to the terms of ths bill,
to be exercised whenever tha president shall
become satisfied that there la a combination
Intended to create a monpoly by preventing
full and free competition In the Importation
manufacture, transportation or sale ot any
commodity or article of merchandise, or
which Is intended to enhance the price ot
such articles. The suspension proposed Is
to continue aa long as tha abnormal condi
FINALLY OUSTS DEVERY
Asanas reUea U" raseea t
Hew Yerk. Chief Oat at
ALBANY. N. Y,' Jan. I Th court of
ppeal toaay amrmea ins conr.uiiouauiy
of Us folic roraaliatloa luf.d 001,
which legislated out of office the bi-partisan
police commission of New York City and
former Chief of Police Devery.
The effect of the decision Is to firmly es
tablish the present police system of Greater
CONTROL ALL 1 RUSTS
(Continued from First Page.)
mortmain. In the "dend hand." If we may
use the ancient thrusc of the Knallsh. Hut
It has life enoiish for all purposes of power
to serve the will thnt yields It. It is
dead only to the inlluenrc of any nerve
which comes from tho brain or heart of
Dwelling especially on tho want of compe
tition, he said:
There Is one centrnl power al.tnn with
Which the t killed w.irkmnn must deal nnd
one dominant will to which he mut sub
mit. There may tie a little help for him by
Joining a labor union, where he get tho
advantage of associated strength on li!s
side, but the labor union knows ni tllffer
ence between excellence and the reveree.
There the Inefficient man and tho lasy mint
and the dull man must ptnnd on one dead
level, with the hrlahtest and keenest and
most Ingenious of his comrades.
Sees gome Advantages.
Hr. Hoar said that many as were the
evils In the great combinations of capital
some of them would be counterbalanced by
corresponding advantages and added;
I confess I like to see Plerpont Moraan
buying tip great lines of ocean steamship.
I like to hear of foreign potentalea and
principalities and powers bowing down
when he visits the continent of Europe.
We need great strength. We need great
Individual power If we are to rival foreign
notions in the great matters which they
also control by Individual power We
must, If we. can, look out. in protecting our
selves, not to destroy them nor to crnmp
We can rive them a law which will not
Impair their strength and not check their
natural and rightful growth, and thnt I
hope is ail wi mean to do. But It will be
a bad barsaln if we buy th-t dominion of
the continent or the empire of the sea at
the cost of American loyal public spirit.
But great wealth should be controlled aa
Ihe servant of man and of the government
nnd should not be given the reins of con
trol. We must keep control over agencies
which can make cities grow or wither.
Free Trade Not the Remedy.
Mr. Hoar said , ho did not agree with
those who think they find an adequate
remedy for the evils of the trusts in the
removal of the tariff from all trust-made
articles. He considered the remedy rug
gested by himself more likely to prove ef
He announced his opposition to govern
ment ownership of great labor-employing
inductrtes, Including coal mines and rail
roads. Socialism, he said, furnishes no remedy
but would be quite as bad as the trusts
themselves. The dead level proposed by
socialism would be destructive of every
thing which makes life worth living or
manhood worth respecting.
Socialism may do for China or for Tur
aey, DUt it win never be a Yankee rem
edy. We had no permanent danger' to
fear from that source.
Speaking of corporations, Hr. Hoar said
no power less than . that of the empire
nation I capable of dealing with them.
The question la the -most Important that
has coma up for a long time, "far," said
he, "we are to deal not only with foreign
commerce, but with that with which tha
foreign commerce of - the world Is but a
drop in tha bucket the domestlo com
merce ot the United States."
This commerce, hs continued. Is in the
hands of the great corporations and It is
properly in their hands. . Their work might
be beneficent as well as otherwise, and for
this reason congress should go slowly and
carefully In devising a remedy for the UN
lest it should bring on others' which might
bp worse., S l .' -- ,; ....
v Twe ilmpertsst Steps Taken.
Two important steps had already been
taken In tha passage of the Interstate
commerce law and the Bhprman anti-trust
law, but while both measures had proved
efficacious, they had fallen short of the
requirement. The anti-trust law had ac
complished even more than Its friends had
expected of it, but there had been, he said,
much disappointment over the failure of
the supreme court adequately to Interpret
the phrase "In restraint of trade," as ap
plied to combinations of business Interests.
Discussing th accomplishments under
that law, Hr. Hoar said that the attorney
general had gone far already under It to
break up a monopoly which affected the
whole freight and passenger traffic ot the
northwest, and one affecting the cotton
trade of the aouth, and another, the price
of beef, a prime article of food.
He believed that congress had power to
go further on the lines Indicated by At
torney General Knox In his Pittsburg
speech, and the enactment of a law on. tho
general lines of his bill hs thought would
be only another step In the direction of
the anti-trust law. His bill he consid
ered tentative and experimental. But It
was safe and could be modified. We abould
proceed safe y, step by step.
Ths measure, he said, is based entirely
on the theory that congress can Impose
on a corporation created by any state such
obligations aa It shall think fit and rea
sonable, as a condition for its being per
mitted to engage in commerce with for
eign nation and among the aeveral atate.
He then presented the following outline
of the restrictions Imposed by bis bill on
First Publicity In the conduct of their
business and the constitution of their or
Hacond The nower to sIod their business
altogether If they violate the laws enacted
Third Strict penalty on them and their
omcers tor stich viola tl ins.
Fourth Personal .liability for all debts
oblla-ations and wronc-doliiKS of Ihe dl
rectors, officers and aaents. unless the laws
be fully oomultiHl with. Tills liability Is
secured bv reaulrins the txirsimsl consent
to the provisions of this bill and acceptance
or all Its obligations Dy in-n omcers, di
rectors and agents before they enter upon
As to the effeot of the measure tn case
It should become a law h said:
If this bill should become a law and t
come effective no corporation engaging In
the commerce which la within the juris
diction of congress can keep it condition
a secret. No such corporation can do bust
nesa on fictitious capital or watered et.x-k.
No corporation can oppress any rlva
whether corporate or individual, by SDy
If It does it will be on the condition that
every one or Its managers become per
sonally liable for Its debts and its torts, and
will ba liable also to heavy criminal lia
bility. This bill depends for Its validity on the
constitutional power of congross to regu
late international and Interstate commeroe.
Upon tha conclusion of Mr. Hoar's speech
Mr. Nelaon (Minn.) resumed his remarks
begun yesterday In opposition to th omni
bus statehood bill.
WILL STILL OPPOSE ADDICKS
Delaware Republicans Remove Legis
lative Blockade, bat Itay by
DOVER, Del. Jan, a. The Delaware leg
islature met today and organised according
to the agreement made at last night's
It la atated that th regular republicans
will vote solidly for Colonel B. A. Da
pont and Congressman Ball for United
States senator and they will give them ten
votes at tb start, of which at least sight
will stand ont against Addlcks to tb end,
TO Cin a rm.D l obk oat
Tak Lxatie Bromo Quinine Tablets. Tata
lgntur JJETV1( yn hX'
POWERS SMOOTH THE WAV
?rittin and Germany Reply to Latest Pro
posal in Venpirtelan Matter.
ACCCPT PRINCIPLE ON OWN CONDITIONS
Joint Conference Between Anihassn
tlors, vtlth Bowen Acting; for Cas
tro, Will I'rnbaMy Follow
Sown at Washington.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Secretary Hay
hns received the British answer to President
Castro's last proposal relative to arbltra-
ion. It Is assumed that the British note
reflects the views of the German govern
ment, as the allies have been acting In
harmony so far.
Th9 note ia Interlocutory, but In sub
stance, elated that if Venezuela wlfhes a
conference with a view to submitting the
difference between the two' countries to
arbitration Great Prltaln will accede.
The conditions attached vary somewhat
from the original proposition but In tho
judgment of officials her the differences
between the allies and Venesuela In re
spect to arbitration are much diminished
and there 1 warrant for expectation that
the case will naturally go to The Hague.
The next step will be a reply from Presi
Later In the day a separata responaa to
President Castro' last proposal came from
Germany. In many respect it was similar
to that from Great Britain, and like tbat
It named certain conditions regarding the
matter under consideration on which an
understanding will have to be reached be
fore the case 1 submitted to arbitration.
Germany's answer, like that of Great
Britain, has been sent to President Castro
through the Intermediary of Mr. Bowen at
Caracas.. It the later conditions suggested
by the two allies are accepted by Castro, It
Is expected that a meeting will be held
In Washington between Mr. Bowen, repre
senting the government Of Venezuela, and
the t.mbassadors of Great Britain, Germany I
and ethers of the allies to prepare a basis
on which the arbitration of Issues shall
Tha Navy department Is : informed that'
tho -gunboat Marietta, which has been In
the port of Curacao for aeveral days,
taking coal and provisions, left that port
yesterday to resume Its vigil in the harbor
of La Guayra, where it has been looking
after American Interests for soma time
past, except when necessary to leave for
coal. ' '
Jalnt Answers Handed In.
BERLIN, Jan. . The joint reply of the
powers to Castro's qualified acceptance of
arbitration was handed to United States
ambassadors at Berlin and London today.
The note alms to further smooth the way
for a settlement, which may possibly be
reached without arbitration.
The powers, however, do not abandon any
of the reservations contained in tueir origi
Takes Rebels' Ponder.
CARACAS, Jan. 6. President Castro Is
elated today over the capture by hla troops
of all the ammunition destined for the
Matos revolutionists which. It Is alleged
In certain quarters here, the allied powers
permitted to reach the Venezuelan coast
at Coro. It has been learned that the allies
have declared that the blockade of Coro
will begin tomorrow, January '.
Aa a result ot the government' victory
over the revolutionists. at Guatlre last Sun
day, General Fernandez, one of the revo
lutionary leaders, has offered to treat with
President Castro. , , ... .
Tells of Bombardment.
LA GUAYRA; Dec. 2S. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) The British com
modore, Montgomery, who directed the
Anglo-German bombardment of the fortifi
cations at Puerto Cabello, gives the fol
lowing account of the operations:
After declarfng that' not a single person
was killed or wounded In the bombardment,
the commodore says:
Considerable misapprehension exists as
to the action of Charybdia of the royal
navy and Vlneta of the Imperial German
navy at Puerto Cabello. A Britlah mer
chant Bhlp, Topas, which waa peacefully
lying at anchor In the harbor, was boarded
at night by Venesuclana and tho crew, in
their night shirts, were hurried aahore,
marched through the streets and cast Into
a tllthy prison, Where they remained with
out food or water. Under a strong guard
thev were marched back to their ship the
next day. and compelled to lower the colors
flying at the stern.
When they arrived at Puerto Cabello I
demanded an apology and assurances that
the act would not be repeated and that
British subjects and their Intereets would
not be maltreated or Injured. In case the
demands were not complied with I an
nounced that I should bombard the fort,
a thick-wailed structure, within easy range
of our guns, ami another battery mount
ing a few Krupp guns, some distance
In reply I was Informed that a mob was
responsible for the outrage and that the
matter would have to be referred to higher
authdrilv. I replied that if a dog I owned
bit another man I should certainly be mor
ally obligated to give satisfaction.
Through tha American conaul 1 arranged
to receive the reply to my communication
which had been telegraphed to Caracas. If
he hoisted the American ensign I should
know that the demand had been compiled
with. When the hour of ultimatum ex
pired I saw the ensign hoisted, but It was
hauled down. I waited seven minutes snd
then opened fire on the fort and battery.
Before opening fire I gave ample notice to
the military authorities to remove the po
litical prisoners and assured tha Inhabit
ants of the town that no injury would be
There was a feeble response to our fire
from the battwry, but none from the fort,
the soldiers in which find. They left be
hind a general, twelve other officers and
twenty soldiers and a number of criminal
prisoners. . '
After bombarding nineteen minutes and
making very good progrees we ceaaed fir
ing and a guard waa landed and took
iK.KSfuslon of the fort, receiving the sur
render of the general and his men. They
were immediately paroled. The criminal
prisoners were held and turned over to re
sponsible authority. ,..'
Tha occupation lasted but a short tlma
and the party returned to tho ahlpa.
Vlneta participated In tha bombardment.
Instead of a number of persons being killed
only two men were injured, and they broke
their thigh bones In attempting to escape
from the fort.
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