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KSTAHLISIIKI) JUNK 1, 1ST1.
OMAHA, FIUDAY MOltXIXG, JANUARY 0, 1903 TEN PAGES.
SlNULE COPY TIIltEK CENTS.
SUGAR MEN EXPLAIN
Francis Carey Tells Senate Committee Con
ditions fer Accenting Cubaa Tieity.
WANTS STABILITY FOR FIVE YEARS
Urges Guaranty that Duty Shall Be Fixed
for Considerable Time.
PRESENT UNCERTAINTY IS DISASTROUS
Xefiners Cainot Raise Money with Which to
Improre Their Factories.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION BACKS HIM UP
Reduction of Philippine Tariff In
trona;lr Condemned anl Com
bined Forrra pllt us Heault
of Action Tlbrn.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 Francis K. Carey,
proiiidrnt of the Nnilonal Hcet Sugar com
pany, whose place of business Is at Sugar
City. Colo., asked the senate committee
on foreign relations today to so amend the
Cuban reciprocity treaty as to guarantee
that no further reduction would be granted
Cuban sugar for five years.
He said he was satisfied he represented
the sentiment of all the beet sugar manu
facturers except those of Michigan. With
the guaranty asked for they would be will
ing that the treaty should be ratified.
What they wanted more than anything
else was settled conditions and he believed
that a reduction of 20 per cent would be
preferable to the present uncertainty. Now
tbey were not able to realise money to Im
prove their enterprises, but he thought th .t
with assured protection for five years they
could take care of themselves.
The committee took no action.
Senator Elklns, who was one of the lead
ers In opposition to the bill for a Cuban
treaty In the last session, says he will
. heartily support the pending treaty.
Association Take Aelloa.
Mr. Carey's recommendations were made
between sessions of the annual meeting of
the American licet Sugar association, which
afterward confirmed the action he took.
The association also adopted a resolu
tion protesting against the unnecessary
stimulation of the sugar and tobacco In
dustries of the Philippine Islands by means
of further tariff reductions.
The action of the association was not
unanimous, the vote starting 8 to 2. al
though Henry T. Oxnard. president of the
association, said he bad enough proxies
with him to make the vote 12 to 2. The
opponents of the resolution claim there
re thirty or more factories In the asso
ciation, and that the representations at
the meeting does not comprise half of
of the factories In the association. None
of the sixteen factories in Michigan were
represented, excepting that Julius Stroh of
Detroit, the treasurer of the association,
Resolution Ksplatns Foaltloa.
The following la the text of the resolu
Whereas, A reciprocity treaty between
. the United States of America and the
republic of Cuba has been laid before the
enate of the I'ntted States by the presi
dent, who hellevee that the interests re
quire Its prompt ratification; and
Whereas, This association believes that
the proposed reduction of 20 per cent be
limited In good faith for a peilod of five
years to that amount and will insure to
the manufacturer of beet sugar In the
Vnlted States a five-year relief from the
harmful agitation of the subject which is
now harrasslna- the Industry anil mnkini
Us prosperity and healthful growth an im
Whereas, The public welfare of the
United Suites as a nation has become In
volved In the consideration of the proposed
treaty and while this association remains
of the opinion that a disturbance of the
tariff relations between Cuba and the
United States Is from any standpoint un
wise, It Is not willing to permit the com
mercial Interests of Its members to stand In
the way of the adoption of a public policy
which has the approval of the administra
tion and leading members of congress of
both political parties.
Itesolved, That tho American Beet Sugar
association has determined to withdraw its
opposition to the ratification of the said
treaty; that it respectfully recommends to
the senate committee on foreign relations
that the eighth article ot the treaty be
mended so as to express in precise lan
guage what Is Intended to be secured by
the treaty to the beet sugar manufacturers
of the I'nlted States; namely, that during
the period of live years covered by said
treaty no sugar exported from the repuhllu
i of Cuba shall he admitted Into the I'nlted
k States at reduction of duty greater than
30 per cent of the rates of duty thereon as
provided by the tariff act of the United
Btates approved July 2t, 1S37.
Oppose Tariff Redaction.
The Philippine resolu.lons were as fol
lows: Whereas, The house of representatives of
the I'nlUd States has passed a measure
reducing the duties on Philippine products
entering the I'nlted States to i5 per cent
of the rates of duty established bv the art
of July 24, 197; and.
Whereas. All the principal products of
these Islands, with the single exceptions of
sugar and tobacco, already enjov free entry
to the markets of the United States; and,
Wharvas. The value of those articles si
ready enjoying free access to our markets
comprise more than 7i per rent of the total
exportation of those islands; and,
Whereas, The I'nlted States now an
nually Imports from the various countries
f the world over UdO.UuO.OUO of the duty-free
Whereas, The I'nlted States Is able to
produce those articles, thus affording for
ever an unlimited market for all the
Philippine Inlands can produce In sui h
Whereas, The t'rlted States can produce
II its sugar and tobacco; therefore, lie It
Resolved. That the American Heet Sugar
association does hereby protest against the
unnecehsury stimulation of the sugar and
tobacco industries of the Philippines by
means of further tariff reductions, thus
encouraging the people of those Islands,
where labor is but a few rents a day. to
produce those things which this country
can produce, rather ttutn such commodities
as w are unable to produce; also, be It
Itesolved. That this association Is un
alterably opposed to the proposed Introduc
tion of Chinese contract labor into either
tbe Hawaiian or the Philippine islands.
Oppnalnar Members Withdraw.
There were five companies represented at
, th meeting when the Philippine resolutions
were adopted. They were: The American
Beet Sugar company, represented by Henry
I T. Oxuard; the I'tah Sugar company, by J.
R. Cutler; the Wisconsin Sugar compauy, by
R. O. Wagner; the National Sugar com
pany, by F. K. Carey, aud the Los Altmitos
Sugar conipsny, by J. Ross Clark.
Messrs. Wagner and Clark strongly op
posed the Cuhau resolution, dec'inng that
tbe gathering was not representative ot tue
beet sugar-growing Industry of the coun
try Inasmuch as tbe entire vote. Including
th proxies held by Mr. Oxnard, did not
' amount to one-half ot th sugar beet fac
tories In the I'nlted States.
Mr. Wagner said he had made the point
L-of no quorum at the meeting and that It
was disregarded and a roll call of the as
sociation, which be demanded, was re
fused. Both be and Mr. Clark after the
meeting had adjourned, said they would
(ConUaued on Fourth rags.)
CASTRO FINALLY ACCEPTS
ay. VrariDrlan Trouble Mar o to
the llnsrne Tribunal for
Setl lenie nt.
CARACAS. Venezuela. Jan. 8 After two
stnrmv meetings of the cabinet all the con
ditions sot forth In the replies of the pow
ers to P- 'dent Castro's Inst proposals for
arbitral been accepted by the Vene
zuelan' . '''f;.'' .The government con
siders thev ,f t.'n bo unjust, but de
clares It Is tn. ft '! to force. The
Venezuelan urunv . "'"'ered at the
I'nlted Ft.Hm legating "-on today.
The conditions cover Jents to
the allies and guarantees f'dr . payment
of the balance of their claims.
It can be said on good authority that th
question of raising the existing blockade
will not be considered.
Mr. Plnweti has received orders to leave
Venezui la next Saturday for Washington,
where he will present the Venezuelan case
to tbe Brit ish-German commission. A
warship will watt for Mr. Bowen at La
The war office here la working day and
night on the preparation of documents 1n
order t'uat the Venezuelan case may he
ready for presentation.
Mrs. Bowen will accompany him to Wash
ington. WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. Confirmation was
received here tonight of the reports from
Caracas to the effect that all barriers In
tho way of a settlement of the claims of
(Jreat Britain, Germany and Italy against
Venezuela had been removed by President
Castro yielding to the demands of tho
European allies. Mr. Bowen will leave
Caracas either on Saturday or Sunday and
come direct to the I'nlted States on a war
rhlp. It Is probable that Dolphin will be
used for this purpoee.
Mr. Bowen Is clothed with authority to
represent Venezuela for the adjustment of
all claims out of hand.
Should that bo found Impossible he Is au
thorized to act for Venezuela In settling
all points open to controversy so far as
possible and In drafting the terms on which
a final and conclusive arbitration shall be
made by the International court at Tho
Hague. The proceedings In the matter
will take place at Washington presumably
a few days after his arrival. The commis
sioners on the part of the allies will prob
ably be tbelr leading diplomatic agents In
PORT OF SPAIN, Island of Trinidad, Jan.
8. (New York World Cablegram Special
Telegram.) France probably will Join the
European powers In tbe blockade of the
Venezuelan coaBt for the reason that Venez
uela has failed to make the first payment
of 1,000,000 francs ($20,000) due on the
French claim on December 31. Venezuela
also owes the French Cable company 120,
000, and the company refuses to extend
credit to the government.
BOERS DRAFT AN ADDRESS
Burghers Ask Colonial Secretary
Chamberlain for Various
Measures of Relief.
PRETORIA, Jan. (.An, Influential meet
ing ot burghers yesterday drafted an ad
dress for presentation to Colonial Secre
tary Chamberlain and tbe legislative coun
cil, embodying the views ot the leaders.
Among the recommendations are general
amnesty, the maintenance of the Transvaal
pre-war regulations regarding natives, the
Importation of cattle by tbe government and
their sale to the burghers at actual coat and
the abolition ot the South African con
stabulary. Generals Botha, Dewet and Delarey ar
gued tho necessity for a moderate attitude
to assist the present government. General
Botha reports that $523,000 had been col
lected In America and Europe for the re
lief of the destitute Boers.
Mr. Chamberlain, replying to the ad
dress, said the terms already granted were
decidedly generous and there was no pros
pect of a general amnesty. He declared the
government proposed abiding by the terms
of the agreement made with the Boer lead
ers at the time of surrender. The cases of
the burghers In Europe would be considered
Individually on their merits, but he thought
they should prove their loyalty by account
ing for the gold taken to Europe.
MME. HUMBERT IS ARROGANT
Takes Full Responsibility of Fraud,
but Declines to Talk of Myth
PARI8, Jan. 8. Therese Humbert was
Interrogated today for the first time since
Mme. Humbert was well prepared to go
through the ordeal, as she bad worked half
through the night arranging answers to
such questions as she thought would be put
to her. She replied with arrogance and
with complete self-possession, but cate
gorically refused, however, to answer a
single question regntdtng the Crawfords and
their niilllonB, saying that she reserved her
replies In this connection for her trial,
when she would tell absolutely everything.
Mme. Humbert took the entire responsi
bility for the whole affair upon her own
shoulders and declared her family had
nothing to do with It.
Another report of the examination, cur
rent earlier in the day, says Mme. x Hum
bert declared the whole story of tho Craw
fords and their millions to be true, claim
ing that in good time they would appear
and confound her enemies.
DAVIDSON IS ARCHBISHOP
Winchester Prelate Is Appointed to
New Head of Archdiocese of
LONDON. Jan. 8 Right Rev. Dr. Dav
M.on. bishop of Winchester since 18!5. has
been appointed archbishop of Canterbury,
In succebaion to the most Rev. Dr. 'Temple,
who died December 23.
For years past Dr. Davidson has been
j Intimately connected with the court. He
t was a clcse friend of the late Queen Vtc
! torla and Is most friendly with King Ed
ward. He was offered the archbishopric
of Crnterbury on the death. In 1898, of the
most Rev. White Benson, predecessor of
Dr. Temple, but declined, as hit health at
that time was not good.
MAY DIVIDE IOWA DIOCESES
Roman Church Consider Creation of
Additional Dlaboprle In Du
buque Prelate'a District.
ROME, Jan. 8. The congregation of the
propaganda 1 studying a uew division of
the archdiocese of Dubuque, making it In
three dioceses. It waa made Into two by
creating Sioux City diocese since the ad
ministration of Archbishop Keane, but It
is considered to still be too lag.
TROUBLES OF LEASING BILL
Nebraska Members Unable to Agree on
Terms of Proposed Meosnr.
GURLEY IN THE ATTORNEYSHIP FIGHT
t'onarreaamnn Smith of Council Rluffs
District tins Three Lively Post
office Flerhts on His
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (Special Tele
gram.) As a result of the meeting of west
err legislators at the offlro of the secretary
of the Interior last night the Nebraska
members present were charged with the
proration of a land leasing bill that
would be acceptable to tbe Interests which
at present are opposed to the measure.
Today Mr. Hurkett and Mr. Shallenberger
endeavored to agree upon the main features
of the proposed measure. Mr. Shallenber
ger, however, would not agree to the prop
osition of leasing thirty sections of land to
one cattle gro ver, Insisting that the
amount as proposed by Mr. Bartlett Rich
ards and other cattle growers was entirely
too large an amount of land to be held
under one lease.
Judge Stark, on the other hand. Insists
that the Nebraska legislature should have
the right primarily to call upon the na
tional government to enact such legislation
and at the tame tltve be the Judges as to
the value of the public domain to be leased.
In view of these widely divergent Ideas, as
put forth by Stark and Shallenberger, there
Is a growing fear that there will be no
legislation at this session of congress re
garding a bill to lease the public lands In
"We in the eastern part of the state,"
said Mr. Burkett today, "having no public
lands In our sections, must, depend upon
those directly associated with this question
for Intelligent action. I would like to see
this question settled. The people of Ne
braska, I believe, wane to see It settled and
anything I can do to bring about concerted
action will be done. I want the rights ot
the homesteaders safeguarded, but I do
think the cattle growers have some rights
in view of the millions they have Invested
In the cattle-raising business."
Representative Lacey ot Iowa, chairman
of the house public lands committee, saw
the president this morning at the White
House office. He Is Interested in securing
homestead leglsilation for settler in
Mercer Presents Gurley.
Representative Mercer presented W. F.
Gurley of Omaha to the president this
morning as a candidate for Vnlted States
district attorney for Nebraska. Mercer
told the president that the fight for the po
sition had become a three-cornered one and
that an early settlement of the case would
redound to tbe advantage of the party in
In view of Senator Dietrich' well known
position In favor of Chairman Lindsay, who
Is backed by 90 per cent of the active re
publicans of the state, and Senator Mil
lard's liking for W. 8. Summers, the pres
ent Incumbent, Mercer stated that 1b ease
of a deadlock he had brought out W. F.
There Is now some talk of a fourth can
didate entering the race In 'he person of
W. Munger of Lincoln.
The president did not Indicate his posi
tion. W. I. Buchanan and wife of Buffalo, N.
Y., formerly of Sioux City, are In the city
to attend the president's reception tonight.
Congressman Rumple of Iowa returned to
his congressional duties today after a long
absence at his home on account of Illness.
Lively Postofllce Contests.
Representative Walter I. Smith of Coun
cil Bluffs said today that he had postofllce
contests at Dunlap, Greenfield and Guthrie
Center on his hands, but he hoped to termi
nate the contests In the near future. He
stated that there were at least three can
didates for each office, but he hoped to make
a decision that would be satisfactory to
the party workers in all the towns named.
Congressman Burkett ha accepted an in
vitation to deliver an address at Union
League club, Baltimore, February 12.
Routine of Department.
The Postofllce department, on request of
O. H. Wlrth and endorsed by Senator Mil
lard, has ordered the establishment of a
numbered station at Fiftieth and Hamilton
Senator Dietrich has recommended the
appointment of Frank M. Holcomb for post
master at Goehner, Seward county.
Postmasters appointed: Iowa P. I. Kin
linger. Bunch, Davla county; William A.
Robins, Robins, Linn county; Mrs. Elsie
Ondler, Troy, Mills county. Wyoming
Martin L. Jones, Ishawooa, Big Horn
county; Nell S. P. Larson, Otto, Big Horn
These additional rural free delivery routes
will be established in Iowa February 2:
Geneva, Franklin county, one route; area
covered, seventeen square miles; popula
tion served, 350. Hampton, Franklin county,
one route; area covered, twentytwo square
miles; population served, 4W. Sumner,
Bremer county, six routes; area, 106 square
miles; population served, 2,375. Rowley,
Buchanan county, one route: area, eighteen
square miles; population served, 375.
A postofllce has been established at Pack
ard. Butler county, la., with Joseph W.
Daley as postmaster.
The postmaster at Greeley, Neb., was to
day authorized to move his office into the
building owned by Mrs. M. Connell.
The conversion of the Evarts State bank
of Evarts. S. D., Into the First National
Bank of Evarts, with $25,000 capital, was
today approved by the comptroller of the
SCHWAB RECOVERS HEALTH
Will oon Resume Ills Duties as Head
of the Great Steel
NEW YORK. Jan. 8. Joseph F. Schwab,
who returned recently from a visit abroad,
announced tbat bis brother, Charles M.
Schwab, president of tbe I'nlted States Steel
corporation, has fully recovered from his
recent 111 health, and that he returns to
the I'nlted States early in March and will
resume his duties at the head of the steel
CHAFFEE MAKES DENIAL
Declare Ho Never Authorised th
Water Cure by Word
NEW YORK, Jan. 8 Major General
Chaffee today denied the cable report that
any act or ordei of hla could be construed
Into an authorization of tbe water cur
for the purpose of extracting Information
from th natives.
MISSOURI IN GOOD SHAPE
Bonded Debt of the State I Sow
Less Than Half m Million
JEFFERSON CITV. Mo.. Jan. 8 The
message of Governor A. M. Dockery to the
forty-second general assembly was pre
sented and read In both houses today after
organization bad been effected.
It related almost wholly to matters of
purely state Interest. The condition of
the state treasury was declared to bn most
satisfactory. For the two years ending
January 1, 1903. the total income of the
treasury from all sources was $10,550,859.
with disbursements of $. 631,38.
The bonded debt of the state has been
reduced $1,400,000 during the present ad
minstratlon, the outstanding debt being
only I4S7.0O0 at this time. In addition to
the reduction of the principal, $592,751 has
been applied to meet the Interest on the
bonded debt and school certificates:
The governor says:
The people of the state are to be con
gratulated that the last of the outstanding
bonds will soon be paid. Thirty years ago
the bonded Indebtedness was $21,76S,On0.
In addition to the payment of the out
standing bonds Missouri has set apart
$1,000,000 from the sinking fund to meet
the requirements of tbe world's fair ap
The democrats In Jotat caucus tonight
nominated former Governor W. J. Stone of
St. Louts for I'nlted States senator to suc
ceed Senator Vest. The nomination was
made by acclamation, after William H.
Wallace of Kansas City, who was a candi
NEBRASKA WOMAN INVOLVED
Marries Man In Missouri and All
Kinds of Trouble Hernia to
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. Jan. 8 George E.
Dust of Garrettsburg, Mo., who came Into
prominence last fall by marrying Mary A.
Oreenard at Falls City, Neb., after rela
tives of the woman had raised numerous
objections and later by trying to discount
a note for $20,000 bearing his wife' signa
ture, was arrested last night on a warrant
charging him with forgery.
Immediately after his arrest Dust was
arraigned before Justice Walker and en
tered a plea of not guilty. He was held
on bond In the sum of $10,000 and la now
After he had been arraigned Dust asked
for a warrant far the arrest of Bud Green
ard, a nephew of his wife and a former
resident of Nebraska, whom he charges
with threatening his life with a double
Mrs. Dust, who Is a sister of Judge Frank
Greenard of Garrettsburg, own about 400
acres of land on tho Platte river and is
very wealthy. She la 60 years of age and
her husband Is but 22.
SENATOR ELECTED BY ERROR
Colorado Seat Occupied by Two Men
Owlnar to Mistake of Lait
DENVER, Jan. S The state senale met
this afternoon and received the report of
the committee on credentials, which recom
mended the seating' of all members except
S. V. Newell of Central City, who, through
an oversight of the last legislature, which
redistrlcted the state, was elected from a
district which already had a holdover sena
tor. This legal tangle was referred to the
committee on elections. The other mem
bers were sworn in, and the senate ad
journed for the day.
In the house the only action taken was
tbe appointment of a committee on cre
dentials. It consisted of five antt-Wolcott
republicans and four democrat.
This morning an Invitation was sent to
the member who adhere to former Eenator
Wolcott to attend a caucus to divide the
patronage of the house.
The reply was:
We decline to participate In the distribu
tion of any democratic patronage of the
EUROPE'S CASH COMES WEST
Forelsners Acquire I. arse Holding
in Eastern American Rail-
NEW YORK, Jan. 8. The report that a
foreign underwriting syndicate had been
organized to place American securities on
the European markets was denied today
by representatives of leading financial In
terests, Including J. P. Morgan & Co., and
Kuhn, Loeb ft Co.
It was not denied, however, that large
values of securities, including Pennsylvania
and New York Central Issues, had recently
been acquired by foreign Interests.
ANTI-TRUST BILLS ARE IN
Llttlefleld Introduces Measures Drawn
. by Knox to Curb Combines'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 Two anti-trust
bills, prepared by Attorney General Knox,
were Introduced In the house by Represen
tative Jenkins, chairman of the Judiciary
These bills are said to represent the
views of tbe administration and follow
along the lines of the suggestions con
tained in Mr. Knox's letter tu Senator Hoar
and Mr. Littlefield.
CONSECRATE KANSAS PRELATE
Episcopalians Ordain Dr. Shelby Oris
wold ns New Bishop of
ALBANY, N. Y Jan. 8. Rev. Shelby
Munson Griswold, D. D., of Hudson was
today consecrated Episcopal bluhop of
Salina, Kan., at All Saints' cathedral in the
presence of a brilliant gathering of bishops,
priests and laymen. Bishop Doane of Al
bany waa consecrator. '
ALTON FIREMN TO STRIKE
Wage Demand .tefuaed by Com
pany Leads Men to Drastic
CHICAGO. Jan. 8. The Chicago ft Alton
Bremen have decided to strike to enforce
their demands for an increa&s of 12Vi per
cent. John J. Hanrahan. grand master of
th brotherhood, went to Bloomlngton to
night and will issue the strike order a
aoon a the vote i counted.
Movement of Ocean easel Jan. H.
At New York Sailed: American, for San
Francisco and Seattle; Neckar, for Bremen;
La Lorraine, for Havre.
At Uibraltar Passed: Perugia, from New
York, for Marseilles and Naples.
At IJverpool Arrived: Weaternland, from
At Queenstown Sailed: Cymrlo from
Liverpool, for New York.
FEAST OF THE JACRSOMANS
Annual Dinner and Speechfest at the
BRYAN AND WINTERSTEEN DISAPPOINT
Lewi, Hitchcock and Oldham, with
Impromptu Speakers, Have to Do
All the Oratory for the
Jacksonlan democracy and some other
democracy which Is not Jacksonlan put on
Its boiled shirts last night and tackled th
Shrewsburys on half-shell, the mousselinl
de sole gras, the salad a la Macedotne. the
pistachio nuts, the sauterne, the claret,
the real grape and the oratory of J. Ham
ilton Lewis of Chicago, who wished to he
president, but didn't succeed; of W. H.
Thompson of Grand Island, who wished to
be governor, but didn't succeed; of Gilbert
M. Hitchcock of Omaha, who wished to be
congressman and did succeed; of W. D.
Oldham of Kearney, who wished to bo su
preme Judge and did succeed and of others.
Orcnalou and (.nests.
It was the twelfth annual banquet of the
Jacksonlan club, and 1S2 sat at the tables
In the Paxton dining room from 9 o'clock
until chore time lu tho morning. W. J.
Bryan was to have been present, but was
detained in Oklahoma. Waldo Wlnterstecn
of Fremont was another scheduled speaker,
but couldn't leave his new dally paper.
Among those present from outside Omaha
were: R. O. Adams, Grand Island; George
Horn, Cedar Creek; A. F. Seyhert. Cedar
Creek; W. M. Kauffman. Brownvllle; T. F.
Lasch. Lincoln; John R. Thompson, Grand
Island: George F. Corcoran, York; A. A.
Plummer, Craig: O. W. Smith, Rising City;
D. J. Smith, Rising City; J. A. Howard,
Benson; Frank M. Barrow. Des Moines; J.
H. Snell, Ashland; Judge W. H. WcBtover,
Rushvllle; Benton Maret, Stuart; John G.
Maher, O'Neill; M. F. Harrington. O'Neill;
A. M. Morrls"?ey, O'Neill; Mayor Frank E.
Morgan, Plattsniouth; Judge J. J. Thomas,
Seward; Judge B. F. Good, Wahoo; W. H.
Kelllgar, Auburn; Dr. Harvey O. Link,
Millard; E. J. Eves. O'Neill; Judge W. D.
Oldham, Kearney; Judge Edgar Howard,
Columbus; C. J. Bowiby, Crete; M. D.
Welch. Lincoln; M. H. Weiss, Hebron; Dr.
P. L. Hall, Lincoln; Nick Fritz, Pender.
Speakers and Speeches.
Harry O'Neill, as toastmaster, tapped the
oratory reservoir shortly after 11 o'clock,
calling on Mr. Thompson, who spoke In
part as follows, concerning "Democracy
and Its Duties:"
Democracy's status has too often been
misstated, and the misstatements passing
for a fact, the battle has been fought on a
false basis and lost, where otherwise the
victory would have been won. It la In
every campaign charged with being a free
trade party, when in fact it never adopted
such a platform, nor did one of Its presi
dents ever present such a messnge to con
gress for nearly forty years. The party's
position is a tariff for revenue, which of
itself would give incidental protection, and
that this should be (to adjusted as to lend
Its aid to the infant industries, and bearing
most lightly on life's necessaries.
It has been further charged that democ
racy is opposed to corporations. Not so.
They simply oppose monopoly, whether
owned and operated by a corporation or an
individual. Not opposed to the corporation,
but opposed to what this child of the law
without flesh and blood Is permitted to do
with the child of the nation ot flesh and
Merely an Incident.
It was also chnrged In 1896 that we were
In favor of a 50-cent dollar. Not so. We
advocated the quintutlve theory of money
and the government issue thereof, so that
no man or set of men could corner the
nation's money or curtail the amount
thereof. The ratio of Blxteen to one was
but an Incident, as it was the ratio and
the highest ratio, and one at which all
the government's debts had been con
tracted, save and except the bonds Issued
under the Cleveland administration, and
the ratio at which th. government had
agreed to pay. The party has always fa
vored c"!n Issued by the nation as against
paper .ssued by the banks. No full legal
tender dollar Issued by the government was
ever worth less than ion cents. We still be
lieve In the volume of money theory, and
the people, through their president and
congress, can better be trusted with this
grave, and Important duty than any bank
or set of banks.
It was charged In 1896 and 1900 that we
were opposed to the courts, which was
unsustalned by the platform or by what
was said on the stump. What we did con
tend for was that one accused of being
guilty of contempt of court. In a case
where an Injunction had been allowed,
should have a fair and Impartial trial by
a Jury of his peera. demanding that equality
before the law Is vouchsafed to each citizen
of this grand country, which, for the lack
of such an enactment one so charged is now
The cry of the republicans that the tariff
must be reformed In the home of Its
friends Is to admit the needed reformation.
The natural ally of regulation Is the
wholesome doctrine of public ownership
of public utilities, and, as an assistant,
there should be advocated the Initiative
and referendum, thus placing the power In
tho hands of the people to compel obedi
ence to their wishes. With these should
be associated the advocacy of the election
of United StateB senators by direct vote of
Hitchcock on Jacksonlnnlsna.
Mr. Hitchcock, the second speaker, had
as his topic "Jacksonlans." A fragment of
his two nonpareil columns of remarks fol
lows: I am not a socialist, but I believe If the
modern tendency to Impoverish the great
mass of the people by the enactment and
maintenance of laws for the enrichment of
the favored classes goes on we will some
dav have a st-uggle In the I'nlted States
between the extreme of socialism on the
one side and plutocracy on the other. The
Jacksonlan democrat Is a conservative who
seeks to avoid the Impending struggle. He
st a mis against legislation In favor of any
class. He believes In th money of the con
stitution, gold ami silver Issued by the
government of the I'nlted Slates, lie be
lieves that wherever monopoly baa been
rreated In home manufactures the tariff
should be taken away. He believes In the
election of I'nlted States senators by direct
vote of the people.
J. Hamilton Tears Things.
"Wanted, a Constitutional Party," was
the scheduled theme of J. Hamilton Lewis,
who put the republican administration en
tirely out of commission and teetered the
British throne half off Its foundation In his
arraignment of those things which are not,
in his opinion, constitutional. Among his
remarks were these:
It has been a customary pastime of our
critics to Insist that the democratic party
Is looking for a Moses to lead It out of the
wilderness. The democratic party Is not
seeking a Moses. It Is not Ir. the wiHer
ness It might be well for l"s future If It
were. With more fore of truth. It can m
rather described as the train well on the
track, out upon the open highway, daubing
through space at ungoverned speed, along
strange ttirtancts; up and over strange
divides: careering with mad reeklessne-s,
with the engine throttle thrown wide
open and a blind man upon tbe box. It la
because of this that too many of our pas
sengers. In desperation, are leaping for
their live from the platforms.
fouerrnlna; Asset Currency.
We have submit ted by the congress of tie
(Continued on Eeventb Page.)
money kiiown uu an "aeet currency;'' In
other words, 2H.ti0 banks can at mire be
organized under the Fowler bill, with
charter from the federal government, and
foi all purposes of the bill, each director
may give to tbe bank his own note and
mortgage. If need be, of hla watered stock,
and the bank to issue money to him t the
full extent of his contribution ot "hot air;''
CONDITION 0FTHE WEATHER
Forecast for Ncbrnska Fair and Colder
Friday; Saturday Fair.
Temperature nt Omaha Testerdayi
Hour. Dear. Hour. Dear.
Rum l.'t I p. m it:l
Ha. m la i p. m 11.1
T a. m...... lit It p. m '
N a. tn to 4 i. nt KH
f n. in 11 n p. m 27
10 a. nt I.i II p. m Ul
11 n. ni is 7 p. .n 8.
lis an UO S p. m HI
0 p. m SCI
READY TO SHOW RAILROADS
Grain Men Have Statistic on Ratea to
Prove Discrimination Against
Grain men who are endeavoring to se
cure the establishment of a grain market
In Omaha met on short notice Thursday
afternoon lu (he exchange' room of the
Board of Trade building and took further
steps toward tbe end which they must first
accomplish the securing of favorable rates
from the railroads. At yrterday's session
the committee which had been previously
appointed to asttoniblo tariff statistics
showing discrimination on the part of the
railroads against Omaha brought in Its re
port, was discharged and another committee
appointed to put the report before tho
freight representatives of the railroads In
volved. This last committee will rcpnrt
back to the general assembly at the meet
ing set for Saturday afternoon, January 17.
This report was not read at the meeting
nor Its contents made public In any way.
This policy, tho grain men determined, was
the proper one to follow until the matter
had been placed before the railroads and
the latter had Indicated what they In
tended to do about it. That the discrim
ination alleged came out In the actual fig
ures, however, is Inferred from the fact
that the committee Is going on with the
Chairman Teck appointed as the com
mittee to Interview the railroad repre
sentatives the following: N. Merrlam, F.
S. Cowglll, F. J. Campbell, W. C. Sunder
land, N. B. I'pdlke. The Idea In selecting
these five, said Mr. Teck. was. to get ono
that was doing business over each ot tho
five railroads involved.
ELOPING COUPLE IS CAUGHT
Manny Coleman and Mrs. Robinson
Arrested at Shreveport on n
Manny O. Coleman and Mrs. Llllle Rob
inson with whom he eloped from this city
on December 24, have been arnsted In
Shreveport, La. The local police learned of
the affair through the husband ot the
woman, but took no steps to trace the par
ties and had not last night been informed
ot the arrest. It la probable that Robin
son saw tbe county attorney and that a
warrant was Issued.
Coleman waa a shipping clerk for the
Adams ft Kelly company and lived at
Tenth and Clark streets. He is a hand
some man, 33 years old, and deserted a
wife and five small children. Mrs. Robin
son had known him . before she went to
Emerson, la., two years ago with her hus
band. She Is only 18 years of age and a
Robinson appeared In this city on the
day before Christmas and tearfully told the
tale of his wrongs. He had suspected
nothing. On December 23 his wife received
a telegram from Omaha, hearing the name
of her brother. Fred Sllllk, of 1549 North
Eleventh street, and naylng that their
mother was very 111 and that Mrs. Robinson
must come Immediately. This telegram
was a forgery. Robinson drove his wife the
four miles to Emerson and saw her on tho
train. After she had gone some person
who had had his suspicions aroused told
the husband that ho had better come to
Omaha. Robinson came by the next train,
which brought him here the next morn
ing. Coleman and Mrs. Robinson were
DAMAGE DONE BY THE WIND
Atlee Hart guys Dakota County gof
fered Severely During; tbe
Atlee Hart, editor of the North Nebraska
Eagle of Dakota City, la In the city. In re
gard to the storm of Tuesday night Mr.
"The force of the wind was terrific. Much
worse. I should say, than it waa In this part
of the stale. All through Dakota county
cattle sheds are lying In sections about tha
fields and fences down. I saw many great
trees which had been split right down to
the base or pulled up by the roots. In
Sioux City tho Instruments showed the
wind to be blowing for from three to five
minutes at the rate ot eighty-six miles an
hour, and for four or five hours seventy
five miles was recorded. Notwithstanding
the long continued northwest wind it
thawed all the time, and on the river,
whore there had been fourteen Inche of
Ice before the storm, there was barely six
afterward. Coming down on the train we
noticed that the storm had been as de
structive as In Dakota county until after
we passed Bender."
HEAR MISS MUNCH0FF SING
Omaha Vocalist Appeara at Musicals
Before the K.llte of
CHICAGO. Jan. 8 (Special Telegram.)'
Mrs. Archibald E. Freer, 112 Lake Sho-e
Drive, gave a muslcale this afternoon, In
troducing Miss Mary Munchoff of Omaha,
who has Just returned from a six years' so
journ In Paris. MIbs Eleanor Scheib, Mr.
Freer, Mrs. Amcrlcus CuCahan and Mrs.
Hopkins also contributed tn the program.
Among the guests were: Mesdames Clar
ence Wooley, It. F. Ayre, John Weaver,
Charles Henrotln, William Tracy, Thomas
Erklno, S. B. Barrett, Gordon Strong,
Samuel Jtwett, Harold McCormlck, Arthur
Catton, Mioses Winifred Barrett, Pauline
Kohlsaat, Helen Gilbert, members of Chl
cags's first families.
RUSH TO GET STEEL STOCK
Trust Kmployes Apply for Mure Shares
Than Directorate Appropriated
NEW YORK, Jan. 8. An official of the
I'nlted States Steel corporation reports
that applications to the amount of 24.4'0
shares have thin far been made by over
12,000 employes who wish to avail them
selves of the profit-sharing plan.
The original proportion called for the
distribution of only H.'.i'i'j shares, but In
order to meet tha Increased demand extra
stork probably will be bought ia lb open
MICKEY TAKES OATH
New Governor of Nehrafk rermgllj Swern
in YestTiUy Afternoon.
INAUGURAL MESSAGE TO LEGISLATURE
Reminds Members of Necessity of Maaing
Appropriations with Car,
DIRECTS ATTENTION TO REVENUE LAWS
Necessity of Providing Soma Meani of
Reducing State's floating Debt.
OTHER IMPORTANT MATTERS TOUCHED ON
Retiring Governor Also Addresses
I.ealalatnre on Matters of Admin
(From a Stuff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Jau. 8. ( Special. ) Nebraska,
Is no longer humiliated with Ezra P.
Savage as Its chief executive. His official
light went out this afternoon with final ex
tinguishment before the Joint session of
the legislature convened to witness the
inauguration of John II. Mickey as gov
ernor. The two governors presented a notable
contrast In every respect and although the
crowd in attendance, which fairly filled
both floor and galleries, listened with pa
tience tu the addresses of both outgoing
and incoming executives, there was a visi
ble emotion of relief when the lengthy
communication of Governor Savage had
been completed and tho formal oath ad
ministered by Chief Justice Sullivan that
marked the beginning of the term of the
Governor Savage began to read hi mes
sage at 2:30 o'clock and did not finish It
until 3:45. During the entlro hour and fif
teen minutes that he waa talking the leg
islators sat In restless silence and gave
only faint applause at the conclusion.
Governor Mickey was heartily applauded
and his twenty-minute talk received moro
rapt attention, to say nothing of more fa
vorable appreciation. On tho few points
which he touched in common with his
predecessor Governor Mickey almost In
variably disagreed with him In hi con
clusions and recommendations. His reme
dies for the problem presented by the
complicated conditions of tbe state's rev
enues are along different line from those
suggested by Governor Savage.
Points of Difference.
Governor Savage attacked the supreme
court commission ferociously and Insisted
that It Is no longer necessary, white Gov
ernor Mickey recommends Its continuation,
with six instead nine commissioners, until
some provision can be made for enlarging
the membership of the supreme bench.
Governor Savage asked the legislature to
submit to the people the question of call
ing a constitutional revision by the sub
mission of an amendment permitting future
amendments to be voted on at any general .
or ep.clal election instead of as now at
the biennial elections of legislator only.
Governor Savage decried the demand for
the rebuilding of the Norfolk Insane asy
lum, asserting that all the Insane wards of
the state could bo amply cared for by the
existing institutions, while Governor
Mickey specially urged an appropriation to
re-establish the hurned asylum at Norfolk.
Governor Savage wanted the auditor and
land commissioner abolished as a part of
tho state executive family, while Governor
Mickey asked that these officer be
strengthened by the creation of the state
accountant to audit and check up all tho
vouchers and bills of state institutions.
The characteristic feature of Governor
Mickey's Inaugural as It struck upon his
auditors was his full rtalUatRn ot the re
sponsibilities assumed by him along with
his official duties. Evury word and sentence
seemed to be an earnestness ot purpose and
his Invocation of divine help In the dis
charge ot new duties reflected th deep re
ligious convictions ot the man.
Verdict on Savage' Meaaage.
So far as the message of Governor Sav
age is concerned the general verdict Is that
it is an admixture of good, bfd and In some
cases ludicrous propositions. Ills discus
sion of the school fund Investments is an
apology for the methods employed, with
his sanction in purchasing securities
through middlemen to knock out a profit at
the expense of tha taxpayers. He repeat
the story about the state board being un
able to pay premiums on bond purchase out
of the school fund In spite of the fact that
they have been paying premiums right along
out of this fund In the purchase of regis
tered state warrants. His remarks about
eliminating municipal franchises by throw
ing the doors open for the use cf cfty
streets by public service corporations In
discriminately on condition of a royalty on
gross earnings sent a titter around tha
room, as did likewise his recommendation
tbat the offices of auditor and land commis
sioner be struck out of the constitution.
In general bis recommendations for reduc
tion of expensea by lopping oft supernumer
ary employes appealed to common sense,
but even here his Inconsistency was exhib
ited when he urged additional appropria
tion for the game wardens, food Inspectors
and oil Inspector. It is worthy of note
that bis "big heart" had to be brought Inte
exhibition when on reading hi recom
mendation for the abolition of the Sol
diers' home at Grand Island he referred to
the fact that within a few year thj last
survivor of the civil war will havs disap
peared, and accompanied the rendition by an
outflow of tears.
Hostile to Organised Labor. (
A significant part of the Savage pronun
rlamento la its undisguised tone of hostility
to organized labor unquestionably emana
ting from hi close contact with John N.
Baldwin of the Union Pacific and the emer
gencies ariBliig out of tbe I'cion Pacific
strike. Through Governor Savage the re
quest was made for an increase lu the stat
militia ostensibly for the purpose of pro
tecting property rights, but really to over
awn organized labor and to place at th
disposal of the big railroad companies
au armed force paid by th state. Tb
same antipathy to labor is unconsciously
exposed in the rerouyncndatlon that th
Bureau of Industrial statistics be don
away with and its function made to de
volve upon the State Banking board, tbe
State Board of Agriculture aud the Depart
ment of Instruction. The Bureau of In
dustrial Statistics ever since its inception
has been regarded as n adjunct to or
ganized labor and has been presided over
by a member of some trades union through
out almost, the entire period. It the work
performed by this bureau were apportioned
as the govcruor advise the banking board
would ttke care of tho bunk statistics, tb
Board of Agriculture th farm statistic
and the superintendent ot public InstructlM
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