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Till? OMAHA DAILY HKKi FHIOAY, JANUAItY lfi. 1003.
mofi Important messufee whlrh was intro
duaed In. (hat body was bjr Andrrton of
EiUne, to make county treasurers and their
'.idrmen responsible for persjnal tairi
Wfh It Is the du'vJ of the treasurer to col
lect, and which they failed or neglected
tl'Nelll of Lancaster Introduced a hill
v.hlrh would prohibit an;' person under tho
egd, of IS from ofjMtlrig aa elevator.
' Jtmri tne .Knslnnlste.
The fusion mamtx-ra of tho senate have
already bren "dubbed" the "XXXX brand."
The, member from Boyd, who carries a
Macha-Java name, was tho Inspiration, as
sisted by a mistake of the secretary of
state In enrolling the name. On the slip
prepared the nnrne Is spelled "Coffee," but
to senator assures his colleagues that hi
Id not the product of a bean, hut a Coffey.
Whether he belrngs to the XXXX or some
ofher branch of the family; Mr. Coffey Is
the youngest member of tho senate, and
llko the youngest member of the house, Is
27 fears of sge. He represents about 6,000
votes, scattered over Holt, Oarfleld,
Wheeler, Hoyd and Keya Paha counties.
And a majority of these votera are repub
lican, or, at least,, a majority of them
voted for Governor Mickey. Mr. Coffey Is
a hardware merchant at Fpencer, Boyd
rouaty, and besides Is a director In the ,
Iloyd County bank, a member of the school
board and a village trustee. Plnce coming
to Lincoln he has been placed upon seven j
committees, and la chairman of the com- I
i.ilttee on public charities and corrections.
Behator Coffey Is preparing a bill to es
tablish a police? conrtln'atl towns and vil
lages. The er.artme.it of such a law, he 1
raid, would prevent so many changes of '
venue from one Justice of tho peace to an
other, thna preventing delays and often the
defeat of 'Justice..
The contmlttee on charter revision of
Fouth Omaha, headed by Mayor Koutsky
and ,A. H. Murdock, held a protracted star
chamber session with the' Douglas dele
gation this afternoon and tonight. The
committee brought -ffch- It a bill for char
ter amendments' which was submitted to
tha delation. It will likely be Introduced
the first of the. week.'
ROUTINE OF THE SENATE
Delay In Recalrlaic Bllla Krom Printer
Compete Short Sessions
(From a Btaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 15. (Special.) Senator
Hall of Douglas had the houor of presiding
in the senate this morning during the read
ing of bllla. Lieutenant Governor McOllton
was called from the senate chamber and
Invited Mr. Hall to the chair. He presided
with ease aud dignity.
Senate rile No. 1 was printed and distrib
uted among the members and by tomorrow
many more are expected from the printer.
It Is tho delay In getting these bills that
for the past two daya has caused the senate
te hold half-day sessions. This morning
ten bills were Introduced, among them be.
lng one by O'Neill ot Lancaster prohibit
ing the" employment of persons under 18
years ot age acting as conductors ot pas
senger or frolght elevators. This bill, It is
said, had Its origin In the number of acci
dents that have occurred In Lincoln owing
to the carolessness or mishandling ot pas
senger elevators. The usual road bills and
the treasurer's seal bill were Introduced.
' Anderson ot Saline Introduced the first
tax bill, making the county treasurer and
bla bondsmen responsible for personal
taxes unless he makes efforts as enumer
ated In the bill for the collection of taxes.
In speaking of the bill 8enator Anderson
aid: ' ' ' ' " ' ' - 1
This measure Is meant to remedy tho
existing evils in regard to tax collections.
The county treasurers are altogether toe
lax and the state Is losing much good
money that It might have If a legitimate
effort was made by the county officials to
get In the delinquent taxes. The law pro
vides how he shall proceed and If he does
not do it the stale has a clear case against
him. At the present time county treasurer
are collectors of all taxea "ex officio, ' but
they and their bondsmen are not respon
sible for those not paid In. He does not use
any. rigid meusurea surh as he should lo
urge on the delinquents and the result Is
that the unpaid tax list Is Immense and Is
constantly Increasing. I'nder the proposed
luw, If the taxpaye. doee. not come up, the
county treasurer must levy on his goods
not exempt and sell them to pay the taxes.
He must Investigate every rase and report
it to the state. The Inw provides, however,
that the taxpayer whose goods have been
seized may have them back by paying up
any time before the sale.
Contract for Journals.
Lieutenant Governor McOllton called the
senate to order at 10. o'clock. After roll'
call, and prayer by the chaplain. Assistant
Secretary Wheeler read a portion of the
Journal. This was dispensed with by mo
tion. Pemberton of Gage read a bid from Dora
Bachelor to furnish the senate with dally
Journals for $300 for the entire session, and
she waa awarded the contract.
Before the Introduction ot bills for first
reading Lieutenant Governor Me GUton left
the chair and called,-Hall ot Dougjas to
take his place
8. F. Nos. 21 to 40, Inclusive, were read
a second time. After the Introduction and
reading of the following bills the senate
adjourned at 11 o'clock until Friday morn
ing. The committee on municipal affairs, at a
meeting thla morning, decided to report
favorably on senate file No. 1 In regard to
the purchase of the Omaha waterworks, In.
troduced by Howell ot Douglas,
B. F. 40. by O'Neill of Lancaster Act to
f revent the employment ot persons under
he age of Id to operate any passenger or
8. F. 41, by Fries of Custer Act to pro
vide for the gathering, compilation and
publication of agricultural and Industrial
statistics, providing penalties and repealing
section 7, chapter xxxlxu. Compiled Stat
ute, entitled "Indus. rial Statistics.'' and
amending section il, chapter Ixxvli, Com
piled Htalutt-s, entitled "Aevenue."
8. F. 42, by L'mstead of 1'olk Act to
amend Section I, chapter lxxvlll, Complied
Statutes, entitled "Roads." Amended thit
all reads be sot la a than forty nor more
than sixty feet wld-v
H. F. U, by stead of Polk (by request)
Act-to provide fer n landlord s lien upon
all oropa grown upon leased premises and
upon any other personal properly ot the
tenant which has' been used on the
premisa during the term of the lease.
V F. 44, by Anderson of Saline Act to
provide fof vftklal Jteuls of county treas
urers. 8. 1 F. 45, by Anderson or Saline Act to
amend section L chyler xxv, Heosion Laws
of ltV'1, entitled ''An act to provide for the
appointment of commissioners of the su-
Jireree routt, to reduce court Commission
roin nine to six, not, to effect present com
missioners. , . .
8. F. 4. by Anderson of Saline Act to
amend sections K?, otVand 9n, article I, chap
ter ', Ixxvli, Uumplleu Statutes, making
Know by th sign
ST. JACOBS OIL
btUtie. - Lumbago, hpralna.
Bruise, tierettiUi btiffutsaa
county treasurer and his bondsmen respon
eihle for personal taxes, unless treasurer
proceeds RgHini delinquents as provided
by the law. f .1
8. K. 47, by Tleghtnl of lyftnrsstrr Act to
reiiilre county treasurers to have and keep
an ofllclal esl.
- K. 4s, by Jennings of Thayer Act to
amend section 2. chapter Ixxvlll. Compiled
Statutes, entitled "Konds," changing wlrttn
of public roads from slxty-slx to forty-four
9. F. 4. by Hnrell Act to amend section
12. subdivision IL chapter lxxlx. Compiled
Hiatutcs, and to provide for school districts
fn net ropolltan lit lea, paying the cost of
the bond furnished by the treasurer; allow
ing school hoard to fix bond.
8. K. f". by Sheldon of t'ass Act to au
thorize the boarda of county commissioners
or supervisors to make contracts for th
construction and reparation of bridges;
empowering county commissioners to us
their own Judgment wro-ther to contract
work or piircnisv materiel and employ
lalior; hnnge two-thlrde of the levy of
the current year to 85 per cent before con
tract is let.
DAILY GRIND OF THE HOUSE
Sears Resolution Precipitate the
First Debate of tha Ses
sion. (From, a Staff CqrVeapondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 15. (Special.) Immedi
ately after the house convened this morn
ing Scars of Burt railed up his resolution
of the previous day that no building ap
propriation bill should pass before the
enactment of a revenue law, made a forcible
speech in Its sup-port and moved Its adop
tion. Mr. Sears, thus precipitating the Initial
debate of the present session In tho house,
argued along constitutional grounds that
the adoption of his resolution was Impera
tive as a means of Insurlug the effaccmcnt
of the present state debt.
"This resolution Is not aimed at stopping
any ordinary appropriation for the actual
benefit of this state," said Mr. Senrs.
"Neither In Its purview does It contemplate
the blocking of any laudable appropriation
bill. It is simply to give us time to reflect
upon this motneatoua question aod see
where we, as a state, stand.
"The constitution prohibits a state debt
of over $100,000, and the state has sur
passed that limit by the enormous and
almost appalling sum of $1,900,000. This Is
startling and we must go no further.
"Appropriation bills aggregating $550,000
already have been introduced In the house.
While not questioning the virtue or justice
of a single one of these measures, I plead
with . you, gentlemen, to see that some
proper and adequate means be provided for
first relieving this state of Its tremendous
debt and then of meeting these new de
mands, it this Is not done, If we do not
call an Immediate halt in this perilous
course which our state Is pursuing, we will
be confronted at the end of this blennlutn
by a debt exceeding $3,000,000.
People Cry Halt.
"Duty says stop, Listen, and you will
hear the warning voice of an Impatient
constituency, crying, halt. We may not be
responsible, as a body, for this stupendous
debt, but we are responsible for Its obliter
ation. Let ua not, I beg of you, shirk this
grave, this unavoidable responsibility.
"One way to raise this needed revenue is
to enforce our present law by remedial or
specific legislation, and without this there
can be no Increase In the receipt of taxes.
We cannot expect larger assessments with
out a new revenue law.
"I am afraid of delaying action In this
matter. I think there Is not a member of
this house or of the senate, or an Intelli
gent voter In the state who Is not con
vinced of the Imperative necessity tor
prompt and heroic action In this reepect.
If we proceed with the passage of various
appropriation measures before we provide
for the enactment of a revenue law, we are
building a superstructure without a foun
dation.. : . .
"Let's go back to our ponstltucnts and
say we did our duty toward wiping out
this Illegal debt." .. s ,
Svreexy Wanta Time.
Sweety ot Adams offered a motion to
send the Sears resolution to the committee
on judiciary for a period of ten daya la or
der to give the members ample time for
"This matter Is so Important that we
need further time to reflect. I have no de
sire to defeat or obstruct the resolution. I
agree with my colleague from Burt that
thla debt simply must be discharged, but I
think It Is too early to take this sort of
action. Appropriation bills can also wait
ten days," said Sveezy.
Memmlnger of MadlBon did not want the
Sears resolution to go through If it would
cut off money for Improvements at the
Norfolk asylum. .
Gregg of Wayne solved the problem by
moving that the Sears resolution go over
another day and become the special order
Nelson of Douglas, chairman of the com
mittee on judiciary, expressed approval of
this motion, deprecating the plan to take
it out of the hands ot the house as a whole,
by referring It to his committee.
After Thompson ot Merrick had added
his approval to the Gregg motion It passed,
Sweezy himself offering to withdraw his
Bills from 61 to 85 were given their sec
ond reading and referred to 'committees
and thirty-nine new ones were introduced.
The bouse adjourned at 8 o'clock.
vr House Dills.
II. R. No. 86, by Mangold bf DoURlas An
act to amend section 12, article 1, chapter II,
Compiled Statutes, making it mandatory
on county boarda to pay county agricul
tural societies uy warrunt on general fund
not exceeding 8 cents per capita in county.
11. K. No. 87. by Gilbert of Doualas An
act to change the date of Omaha oily elec
tions irom .tne nrsi j uesauy in March to
the Mrst Tuesday In May, Same aa Saund
ers' bill In senate.
IV H. .No. hJ. by Shelly of Douglas An
act to prevent and punish the desecration
of the Mar of the I nlted States by a fine
or ziug or Imprisonment of thirty days, or
11. R. No. S3, by Good of Nemaha An
act providing for the taxation ot teleuhone
and express companies, requiring an annual
statement to tne stale, auauor of value of
stocks aud bonds and all personal and real
property and empowering the auditor to
demand any other Imformatlon; Imposing
a imo of $100 per day for delay of state
ment; provides for valuaUon by state board
. 11. R. No.", by Mender-hall of Jefferson
An act providing for a levy of 4o mills tax
tor school purposes by two-thirds vote of
people in dlairU'ls of more than 160 school
population. - ,
H. K. No. 91. by Rlggs of Dourlas A bill
to prohibit Imported police officers from
oerfurmliiK duties of such officials.
II. R. No. 2. by Wilson of Pawnee An-
act to require applicant for permlaaion to ;
practica iieuicnie iv yamm CAaniiiuftuun oy
state board of health.
11. R. No. 113. by Roberts of Dodge An
act creating city road districts for Im
proving roads leading Into cities and defin
ing their powers, government and duties.
fi. R. No. M, by Andersvn of Knox An
act to require publlcatlun'of delinquent tax
tuile notices in lieriuan, Lubemian and
H. R. No. K5. by Robblns of lags An act
to authorize the preparation of an official
statute to make It admissible In evidence
and for the purchase ot a supply thereof
by the state and appropriating flk.ooo.
II. K. No. VS. by Warner of Lancaster An
otliclo County engineer In addition to his
uoovrs and dutlee of county surveyor.
11. H. by lhorpe at Garfield Act ta
vacate all of the townslte and the streets
and alleys thereto it tha town ot Willow
H. K. 8, by Douglas1 of Knox Act to
amend aecilon luloa. Code of Civil Proce
dure, relating to appeals from county or
Justice to district courts.
11. It. W, by (Jrtgg of Wayne Act relat
ing to meftlng aud powers vf district
H. K. l'V, by Hanna of Cherry Act to
establish Junior normal schools and appro
priate IHaki. providing that three of those
school utiitll tie at AUUj.ee, ilcCook and
li. H. I'll, by Kittle of Sherman Act te
rate -tas levy Ui 4ownhlt -for road pur-
, ,!.- ftvm f to 6 mills.
U. li. li by Crusty of JeSvreou-Act
appropriating li.in Mr bulldlnmt and
their equipment, Improvements, purchase of
live stork and other educational facilities
lor the Hchoul of Agrioulture, L'nlverolly. ot
Nebraska, at Llncom.
II. M. lv by Jones of Otoe Act to amend
sections M and M. chapter xvili, entitled
"Counties and County officers," providing
that In Douglas county county commis
sioners shall be elected by the entire county
H. K. 104, by Junkln of Frontier Art to
provide a department In one of the hos
I'lialei for the Insane for the detention ami
treatment of dipsomaniacs, Inebriates and
those addicted to the excessive use -jf
liquors anil other narcotics,
H. R. 106, by I.iomls of Dodge Act to
prohibit trap shooting or the shooting ot
M. K. irS, by Bacon of Adams Act pro
viding for maklnv six wells In the stale of
NebrHSka tor the purpose of determining
whether petroleum, coal or gas exists and
ran lie gotten In paying quantities, and ap
propriating the sum of x.ii.'M or ao mm h
tnereof as necessary; wells to be located
at Chadruii, Lexington, Culbertson, Coluiu
bur, I'unca and Omaha.
H. H. 1"7. by Ten Kyck of Douglne Act
to amend section iu, article I, chapter
ixxvli, entitled "Kevcnue," Compiled Stat
utes, making It the duty of county boards
to bring all taxable property to the stand
ard of valuation prescribed by law and as
sess all persons and corporations In propor
tion to their property and franchises and
providing for publicity of record.
il. K. m, by Gregg of Wayne Art to
amend Section 12, subdivision 7, chapter
ixxlx, Compiled Statutes, relating to re
ports of school district officers.
H. R. 1), by McClay of Iancaster Cura
tive act to allow Lancaster county to elect
commissioners by vote of entire county.
H. K. 121, by Jones of Otoe Act to amend
section l, chapter x. entitled "Bonds and
Oaths Official." Curative.
II. H. ILK, by Jones of Otoe Act to amnd
section 42, chapter xxvlll, Complied Stat
utes, fixing salur.es of deputy county offi
cers in counties from 18.000 to 2o.0"0.
rt. R. M, by Douglas of Knox Act to
amend, section lai, chapter xvl. Compiled
htututes, limiting the Indebtedness of cor
porations and to repeal eald original sec
tion; repealing two-thirds of capital stock
limit of Indebtedness to be contracted by
railroads, insurance companies and bond
and truat companies.
K. H. 12t, by Knox of Buffalo Act to au
thorise the organization of mutual Insur
ance companies for .protection of domestic
H. R. No. 108, by Ten Kyck of Douglas
An act to amend section 75, article I,
chapter Ixxvli, entitled "Revenue," Com
piled Statutes, t pealing all limits on rate
of state for general or sinking funds or for
nVirwil ,av 1-' fri n u n ,n, , lanaa
h. R. No. lt. by Ten kyck. of Douglas
An i" t to require all railroad companies
to in .vide their ensines with dump r.sh
pans, und to prohibit employes from going
under locomotives to empty ash-pans.
H. R. No. 110. by Ten Kyck of Douglas
An act to amend section OS, chapter xUu,
entitled "Cities of the Metropolitan-Class,"
Compiled Statutes, repeals proviso In
Oniuha city charter requiring tax commis
sioner to accept valuation and assessment
of railroad property in city limits as fixed
by state board.
II. R. No. Ill, by Gregg of Wayne An act
to amend sertion 1, subdivision 3, chapter
lxxlx, Compiled Statutes, relating to elec
tion of school district officers.
H. R. No. 112. by Dernter of Cass
An act to authorise boards of county com
missioners or supervisors to make contracts
for the construction and reparation of
bridges In their counties.
H. R. No. 113, by Warner of Iancaster
An act to provide for Indictment, Informa
tion, complaint and summons against and
service upon corporations In criminal ac
tions. 11. R. No. t'4 by Gregg of Wayne An act
to amend section 8, subdivision 8, chapter
lxxix, Compiled Statutes, relating to- print
ing of state superintendent's report.
II. R. No. 115, by Gregg of Wayne An act
providing for deputy county superintend
ents and fixing their duties and compensa
tion, by county commissioners, not to ex
ceed two-thirds the salary of county super
intendent. H. R. No. 11, by Gregg of Wayne--An
act to amend section U. subdivision 4,
chapter lxxlx, Compiled Statutes, relating
to power of trustees ot high school dis
tricts. H. R. No. 117, by Gregg of Wayne An
act to amend section 6. subdivision 7,
chapter lxxlx, Compiled Statutes, relating
to teachers' certificates Issued by county
H. R. No. 118. by Gregg of Wayne An act
to amend section 11, subdivision 4. chapter
lxxlx, Compiled Statutes, relating to em
ployment of district school teachers.
FUED ENDS ' IN- A TRAGEDY
(Continued from First Page.)
punctured. Gonzales 1b ot Spanish descent,
being the son of Ambrose Jose Gonzales,
who, with Narclsso Lopez, were engaged
In the struggle for Cuban independence
In a statement before the operation, Mr.
Gonzales made It plain that he sought to
avoid a collision with Tillman, who was
walking with two senators, and he cut
across the pavement and passed by without
touching or speaking, and Tillman pulled
bis pistol and fired.
Gonzales then said to Tillman: ."Shoot
again, you coward!"
Tillman, after the shooting, walked out
Into the middle of the street, where he was
arrested and taken to the police station.
He was met there by severa of .his friends,
but said nothing. The police took from htm
the long range mazaglne pistol, which con
tained one empty cartridge. A large Colts
revolver was also taken from him.
Gonzales said he saw Tillman two days
before and Tillman saw blm. As to sending
any message to Tillman, he said he had not
done ao. And he was positive Tillman shot
before be said a word.
At midnight, tho surgeons Issued the fol
lowing bulletin as to Go males' condition:
"Pulse, 112; respiration, 31; resting
easily." ' ;
PASSENGER DIES IN TERROR
Frlsiht . la Storm on Board Ocean
Vessel Results la Heart
. Fallare. -
NEW YORK. Jan. 15. The Spanish
steamer Montevideo has arrived from Cadis
after what its commander said was the
worst voyage he ever made.
Merit Francesco, a native of Italy, one
of 190 steerage passengers, died of heart
disease, superinduced by terror, on the
twelfth day out.
Heavy seas boarded the vessel, smashing
a deck house, a section of the starboard
rail and lifting the starboard lifeboats out
of their checks.
The water rushed through every possible
opening tc below decks and soon everything
above and below was a mass ot Ice.
The steerage passengers were terror
stricken. They spent most of their time
on their knees before rudely constructed
shrines, which they placed In every corner
of the steerage.
LEAVES MONEY FOR HER PETS
Peeallar Will of Mrs. Charlotte M.
Hoyt la Piled at Tiffin,
TIFFIN, O., Jan. 15. What purports to
be the last will ot Mrs. Charlotte M. Hoyt,
wife of the New York multimillionaire,
was filed today, dated September t, I'JOt,
It post dates the other two wills.
Judge Dunn of Tiffin, who waa In charge
ot her Interests since her removal to Tiffin
two years ago, la bequeathed the residue
ot the estate, valued at several hundred
Her father, Casper Guss of Tiffin, gets
, $100 a month during bis life, and the New
York Humane aoclety $50 per month for
the care of her pets. ,
Steamer Is on Fire.
TRALEK, Ireland, Jan. It. The British
steamer Manchester Merchant, from New
Orleans, December 21, for Manchester, an
chored In Dingle biy today on tire. At
tempts are being ma.le to acittle It. The
rrew has been landed. The fire broke out
Bolls, Bores and Felons
rind prompt, sure cure la Bucklen's
Arnica Salve, alao eczema, salt rheum,
burns, brulsea and piles, or bo ay. jjo,
rvr sale by Kuha ft Co,
MORGAN : TELLS OF MERGER
Claims He Engineerod Sale of Louisville to
FORGETS NUMBER OF HIS PARTNERS
Details Escape Mimnr), Trust Mas:-
at Not Evea Heeolleet Ins; Mow .
Maay 4'nnstltate Bssklsg
Firm lie Hearia.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15. J. 1'lerpont Mor
gan was the principal witness before the
Interstate Commerce commission today.
The inquiry waa relative to the alleged
merger of 'the Louisville ft Nashville aod
Atlantic Coast lines. Mr. Morgan, how
ever, did net aid tho Investigation much,
as the alleged deal had taken place so long
go that all details had escaped his
memory. He could not even recollect how
many partners he bad.
Kentucky Makes Complalat.
The Inquiry Is 'he result of the complaint
of the Kentucky Railroad commission that
the Interstate commerce law waa being vio
lated in Kentucky by the alleged merger.
Henry Walters; chairman of the board of
the Atlantic Coast line, said that company
owned a controlling Interest In six or more
small lines. Five directors of the Atlantic
were also directors of the Louisville &
Nashville. They offered to buy the Louis
ville ft Nashville, having heard that Mor
gan had, got control of It, and knowing
bankers could not operate tt.
There was no agreement conditional on
securing contrqj, and no understanding by
which the Atlantic Coast,; Louisville ft
Nashville and. Southern were, operated ip
harmony or uriilef one control.
Mr. Elliott, president of the Atlantic
Coast ; line, . cbrfobpTjted , Mr. . Walters'
testimony 'and salijr '
"We bought the controlling stock ot the
Louisville ft Nashville Just as you would
buy a box of candy. It was wrapped up
and delivered to ub, and we paid 150,000,
000 tor it. A portion ot the shares wss
controlled by Mr. Hawley and Mr. Gates
and the acceptance of our offer was sub
ject to the approval of Hawley and Gates."
Details Escape Morgan,
J. Plerpont Morgan began his testimony
by saying he was the head of his firm and
had ten to twelve partners, he was not
sure how many. He had nothing to do
with the purchase of tha shares, except to
approve the contract when made. The
deal was explained to to him by Messrs.
Perkins and Bteele; when he returned from
Europe last spring, snd presumably a con
ference was held with Mr. Gates about the
Louisville ft Nashville stock sale, but he
wss not 'present at it.
He was never a director In the Southern,
but thought his. partner, Steele, was. He
could not remember the preliminaries ot
the Monon purchase, though he might have
known all about them at the time.
A sentence In a circular sent out by Mor
gan ft Co., advising stockholders of the
(Southern to make no change In the man
agement until after the settlement of cer
tain matters which might affect their lines,
waa read, and ' Mr. Morgan was asked to
"We were trying,' said he, "to prevent
anyone getting hold of the stock as they
got hold of the Louisville ft Nashville, and
knocking it into' a cocked hat."
Witness ' considered It Important to the
Southern to hold' the Louisville ft Nash
ville together. '" the option of the Gates
stock was obtained on April 15, and he did
cot kaow In August, who would buy It
'Mr. Gatea pad the nock," said Mr, Mor
gan, "and operated a pool which controlled
It. No one knew what he was doing. I
took the stock away from Gates and put It
where it would not hurt the Southern. At
the time- we sold It wo held It for others.
'Let me tell you the story: We found that
Mr. Gates and his associates had control of
the Louisville ft Nashville. The Northern
Pacific experience of the year before made
us aware of the danger to the Southern
stock, and ao we made arrangements with
Gates. I knew the aala to the Atlantle
Coast railroad would not be disturbing to
the railroads of the south."
Only Interested as Banker.
Continuing, the witness said his interest
In the whole transaction was merely as a
banker. He dented that the Southern had
nythlng to do with the purchase or sale
of the Louisville ft Nashville. His desire
waa for the maintenance of . the general
business situation in the south and he
deemed It unwise that the stock ot the
Louisville ft Nashville, which was for sale,
should be "at the mercy of stock speculat
"Did you recommend the Southern rail
road to secure the Louisville ft Nashville
stock?" asked Commissioner Prouty.
"Why, no, sir," Mr. Morgan said. "They
could not hold It. They are parallel and
Charles Steele, one ot Mr. Morgan's part
ners, was' the next witness.
Questioned by Mr. Young, Mr. Steele said
there was great anxiety about the situation
early in April and It was feared that a
corner In Louisville ft Nashvllie stock was
planned. He learned that Mr. Oates had
control ot a large amount of the stock and
sent lor him. Mr. Stsele said there was a
conference and it was thought wise that
the road should be in conservative bands.
As a result sn agreement was entered Into
with him and his associates that a certain
amount of stock was to be secured and
Mi. Bteele said that Morgan ft Co. were
anxious that no Interests detrimental to
the Southern should control In Louisville
"What profit did J. P. Morgan ft Co. make
on the transaction?" aaked Mr. Young.
"It has not been worked out yet," re
plied Mr. Steele with a laugh. "There may
be a loss."
No other witnesses being present the
commission adjourned until tomorrow
MERGED TO KEEP CONTROL
northern Securities Director Says
Company Was Formed to Re
tain Power Over Roads.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15. Testimony taken
In this city since Tuesday last in the hear
ing of the suit brought In Minnesota to
test the validity of tbe Northern Securities
company, was made public today.
Tho principal New York witnesses al
ready examined are George F. Baker, presi
dent of the First National bank, and
Samuel Horn, both large stockholders in tbe
merged corporations and members of tbe
board of directors of the Northern Securi
Mr. Baker said he had been for some
years the owner of several thousand North
ern Pacific shares snd was regarded ss one
of the coterie of Great Northern stock
holders which Included President Hill,
John 8. Kennedy, D. Willis James and
others who habitually co-operated with Mr.
H II In voting their storks.
So far as he was concerned he under
stood the purpose of the Northern Securi
ties company to be that this coterie ot
stockholders should so Intrench itself as
to be able permanently to control not only
the Oreat Northern, but also tbe Northern
GERMANY SEEKS NEW TREATY
Kaiser's Government Hectares It
Woald Willingly Slan Tariff
Ascreesnent with America.
RERUN, Jan. 15. The debate In the
Reichstag on the most favored national
treaties was continued today.
Herr Bernstein, socialist, said the reso
lution meant a tariff war, and that tariff
wars should not be entered upon lightly
with a country like the l'nlt"d States, o
with Argentine, whence Germany drew a
large supply of wool. The suspension of
the most fa.vored nation treatment In tho
case of Chile had resulted In decreasing
Germany's relative exports to that coun
try, yet Germany continued buying nitrate
of sod; there In the same way. Germany
must have American wheat. Neither Rus
sia fior Austria was able to supply enough.
Therefore a trade war woyld mean deerer
Count von Manltz, the agrarian leader,
expressed astonishment that the govern
ment bad not denounced the treaties bo
fore December 81, considering that agri
cultural products In Germany did not pay
for the cost of production.
"This year Is wholly unjustified," he said,
"for the L'nlted States has much greater
Interest In trading with Germany than we
Further, referring to the home secre
tary's declaration that the United Slates
was no longer entitled to the most fa
vored nation treatment, he criticized the
government for omitting to Inform the
Reichstag In due time of Its suspension. , "
Count Podowasky Werner again discussed
the treaty relatloas with the L'nlted States,
saying the government would be glad to
conclude a tariff treaty with America. Pro
ceeding, be said:
Supplementing my remarks of vesterdav
let me add that the existing commercial
relations with the l'nlted States rest on the
treaty with Pruesia made In isa. the
validity of which waa upheld bv the Reich
stag In 1S86. We were of the opinion tli.it
the most tavored nation principle existed
unconditionally. In order words, that all
concessions made by one of the states lo
a third country miixt lie extended to the
other, whether such concessions1 were made
before the treaty or afterward. Hut the
L'nlted Btates was of a dwTerent opinion.
I hen came the Lilnvley tarift. under
which the -United States Kovernment con
cluded two treaties with France and a
series of agreements with other countries.
Acting upon our Interpretation of the
treaty we asked for Germany the conces
sion, made to France, nrd it was then the
United States' divergent views came to our
knowledge, Washington ha' lng pointed out
that the most favored nation principle re
ferred onlv to conditions antecedent to the
treaty of 181S.
we then began negotiations to remove
this point of controversy by maintaining
tho status nuo toward the l'nlted Statet.
but upon the condition that the United
States grant ua the name concessions as
made to France under the DlnKley tariff.
The American government did so, but we
regarded it as unrtesirahie to lay tne agree
ment before the Kelchstag, because, as a
matter of fact, the United States conceded
nothing new. ,
APPROVE POLICY OF SMITH
Drastic Measure Necessary to End
tho Insurrection In the Island
MANILA. Jan. 15. Six officers, who
served in the Island of Samar, testified to
day before the court-martial which Is try
ing Major Glenn for unlawfully killing
seven prisoners of war In Samar.
The witnesses mostly detailed the en
emy's acts of barbarity, such as burying
persons alive, mutilating live and dead per
sons and torturing and murdering prison
ers and natives in sympathy with the
The defense produced an order of Gen
eral Lucban directing the use of poison
The court admitted as evidence the cap
tured report revealing additional features
ot the plot which led to the massacre.
The witnesses agreed that the policy of
Brigadier General Jacob H. Smith was nec
essary and that It ended the Insurrection In
Captain Smith testified that the friendly
natives who were refugees in the moun
tains In his district petitioned to be al
lowed to return to the town and promised
lo aupport the Americans.
Captain Swayne, said the witness, told
General Smith they would die ot starve
tlon It left in the mountains and General
Smith, the witness added, said: "Let them
die. The sooner they are dead the sooner
we shall have peace."
ENGLISH ARE TOO BACKWARD
Opinion Expressed by Member
Parliament After Visit to
the l'nlted State.
LONDON, Jan. 15. Speaking at the open
ing ot the automobile show here today.
Sir Aiber K. Rollltt, M. P., who was chair
man ot a delegation from the Londan
Chamber ot Commerce to the recent cele
bration of the opening of the new building
ot the New York Chamber of Commerce,
reiterated the complaints against British
backwardness, compared with American
enterprise, In the use ot labor-saving ma
chinery. Referring to the coming automobile show
In New York he said he hoped the British
manufacturers did not Intend to retire from
such International contests. Ha expressed
the opinion that they should be strongly
represented at the St. Louis exposition aod
that the British Parliament should assist
them In so doing, as the German Reichstag
did In the case of German manufacturers.
The speaker also said be thought that
Parliamentary interference was largely re
sponsible for Great Britain's backwardness
POLICE ACCUSED OF BRIBERY
Ilerlla Ken-snaner Creates Sensation
by Maklnar Charges Aaalnst
BERLIN, Jan. 16. The local sensation
of the day Is a page exposure of Vorwaerts,
the socialist organ, which. In the paet has
been able to gain possession cf Important
circulars and Information, of what purports
to be an attempt on the part of the political
police to bribe one of ts employes to re
veal tbe secrets of Its office.
The employe . referred to, a man named
Stufen, was offered $15 monthly for his
services. He accepted the first bribe and
turned tbe money over to his paper, which
warned tbe police agents that all the In
formation passible on this and other sub
jects will be published.
WILL IGNORE SENATE RULES
Colorado I.lcntenant Governor C'ansea
Sensation In the I.ea;Ula
DENV1R, Jan 15. Lieutenant Governor
Hagiott caused a sensation In the senate
today by declaring that he would refuse to
recofnlre the senate rules Insofar as they
provide for the assumption by ths secretary
of the senate of the duties ot presiding
officer. He declared that such a rule was
No occasion for a teat has so far arisen,
but it 1 thought probable that serious
trouble will occur If both sides remain firm.
TO riKK A tot.n l iHE OAT
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine TaMeta. All
druggists refund tea money If It falls te
cure. B. W. Crave'f signature is ea each
URGE RECIPROCAL TREATIES
Rational Board of Trade Delegates Ask
Trado Apreimcnti with All Nation.
APPROVE CUBAN AND 0THLR PROTOCOLS
Call on Congress to Act at Once
In Jecarlna: Concessions from
France, tiermany, Canada
and Other t'onnlrlea.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. The third an
nual convention of the National Board of
Trade came .to en end today.
The question ef rqclprorlty was probably
the "most Important topic Introduced today.
It was brought to thi attontion of the con
vention by thi report ot the committee
through Nathan G. French of the Illinois
NsiipnrU Reciprocity Trent.
The report was as follows:
WlieYeus, The .necessity for the estab
lishment of better trade relations with other
nations, through such adjustments and
concessions as may be deemed mutually
advantageous and now generally recog
nized; therefore, be il
Resolved, That the National Board of
Trude urges legislation on the present na
tional congress regarding reciprocal trade
relations along the lines laid down by tho
lute President McKlnlcy In his last address
at, Buffalo and by president Roosevelt in
hia recent message to confess, Inclinlli
the ratification of the treaty with Kraticj
and the other -treaties negotiated under
the administration of President McKinley
now pending in the senate, and further
urges the negotiation of treaties on tha
same lines with Germany and other couu-
Whereus, There has been submitted to
this country by the representative of
Cuba a treaty of reciprocity with the
l'nlted States providing for the admission
Into Cuba of the products of the United
Slates with reductions of 20, 25, 30 and 40
per cent from their present tariff and for
the admission of the products of Cuba Into
the- United States at a reduction of i'O per
Whereas, By the Piatt amendment we
recounted that we are under obligations
to make a treaty such as Is now presented
to us and which It is distinctly to the ad
vantage of the country at large as well as
to Cuba; therefore be It
Resolved, That tbe National Board of
Trade respectfully urges the Immediate
ratification of this treaty with Cuba by the
senate of the United State.
v .. Tk. 1 1 ,i I j . m (I trentv of reci
procity with, New fc'oundlund would be of
large benefit to the business Interests of
the country as a wbole, be li
. I ....... 1 1 T U .. Ua H.tlnnnl Hn M Af
Irnui i cu, a lint , 1 1 . m ...'....a . ...
Trade respectfully urges that the said
treaty be rattnea Dy tne senate oi mo
11 V. . Uon tj.v man fllA ranftdlpjl
people are' the best foreign cuHtomers that
tne unueo. Btates possesses, ni
vVherean. Unless more favorable rela
tions can be established between those two
countries there Is danger that the market
... .. ... K..uDuua In Yt T 1,11,1 1 ,1 1(1 n will tie
seriously curtailed, to the loss of all classes
of American producers, inereiore ue n. -
Jtesolved, That the National board of
Trade respectfully petitions the president
and the congress of the United Btates and
the American memDers oi me ,niinio-.iim. -lean
Joint high commission to do all that
lies In their respective powers to secure a
trade treaty between the- two countries
upon the broad basis of reciprocal conces
Itesnlved, That as a step In this airec
tlon the National Bqari of Trade favor
the measure now before the United States
. - ....hnl.ln Hi, rtroalfient In remove
the duties upon Canadian coal In return
for similar action by tne uominion or pan
ada with regard to coal from the United
States. . NATHAN FRENCH,
, . Acting vnairman.
" ISRAEL P. RUMSET.
O. WATSON FRENCH.
JAMES W. 8 ALB.
A mlnerltv report was submitted, signed
bv John Hopwell, Henry W. Peabody and
J. T. McIIugh, which read:
We concur In the ; foregoing except the
closing lines; of the first resolution.
The majority retort' was vjnanlmously
adOptfci'T''"," A ' . .'.k.-
Fears Financial Panic,
Mr. Lane said experience had shown that
adversity usually followed prosperity, and
looked forward to a great panic, tne great
est ever known, because of the expansion
wa .liave had.
He considered reciprocity of lmmeasure
able benefit to the country at large.
The report of the committee on Immi
gration laws, submitted by O. Waldo Smith
of Nevr.York. was adopted. It urged on
congress the Importance of prompt and
favorable action to prohibit undesirable
Immigration by meana of educational tests
and favored a more stringent naturalization
law, : . . .
A. T'. Anderson," for the committee on
postal affairs, submitted a report, urging
nnin.rcni l-cent domestic letter postage.
Tho report tas adopted unanimously.
Monopoly Keeps I'p Price,
An extended hearing" was given today by
the house ways and means committee to
representatives ot manufacturing Interests
favoring the passsge of the drawback bill.
W. H. Seaver ot the National Wire com
pany said that steel billets and raw mate
rial cost about $10 a ton less abroad than
at home, and In answer to a question added:
"At the present time we can buy It abroad
and pay the duty cheaper than we ean buy
It at home." i
Conditions, however, he said, were some
"Is there -any one company or corpora
tion that controls the price of raw material
in- this oountry?" was asked.
"I should say yes," replied Mr. Ssaver;
"that being the United States Steel cor
"What has been the action toward rais
ing or lowering prtoesT" Mr. Orosvenor
"Their policy has been to retain the
prices at such a high level that the Inde
pendent concerns have found It very diffi
cult to live," replied Mr. Seaver.
Representative Swanson (Pa.) asked Mr.
"When you soil your finished product do
you sell It abroad at less than you sell It
"Yes, sir," was the reply, "because we
get the benefit of the drawback."
The manufacturers argued that the pass
sge Of the bill would greatly Increase the
export business of the country.
F. H. Cramp of tbe shipbuilding firm said
that steel billets cost (27 a ton abroad and
$46 here .It coat more under ordinary con
ditions to build ships here than abroad,
because of the higher price of labor.
Chiefs of Constabulary.
A favorable report. today was authorlied
by the senate committee on military affaire
1 1 a hyfcAiAMfce is lAiaawitteiMSMniMfc r
of the house bill allowing officers bf the
army to serve as chief and assistant chiefs
of the Philippines constabulary. The bill
provides for one giich chief and four assist
ants. The measure also authorlxes the use
of the Philippines scouts In assisting tho
In the campaign of the bttrrsti of animal
industry against the epldenilo of foot anl
mouth disease In Massai huselta new and
unloosed for obstruction has developed and
threatents considerable trouble.. The De
partment of Agriculture has been Informed
that Dr. Thompsou, one of the federal In
spectors, has been fined $15 by a local court
for alleged cruelty to Animals. The report
says the Inspector was having a herd killed
and two rf the cows had to be strnck morn
"If the experts of the department," snld
Secretary Wilson today, "nre to be crim
inally prosecuted In Massachusetts they
may have to abandon the undertaking alto
gother. In which case the state of Massa
chusetts will be quarantined and permitted
to eradicate tho dlseaso within Itself.
"One thing Is' very certain the quaran
tine will not be raised from that state until
this work Is accomplished. Of course. Dr.
Thompson's case will bo appealed and
fought through all the courts If necessary."
Trnst HIM la Delayed.
The following statement was Riven out
late this afternoon by some ot tho house
Judiciary committee, which Is chergt'd with
tbe preparation ot sn anti-trust bill:
We have had H conference with the at.
torney geneTal and we have been Informally
considering, among other tilings, his sug
gestions, as well as discussing the general
form of the leidnlatlon. No ,l.-flrllte action
has been taken by tho subcommittee ant
we shall not lie prepared to report to tho
full committee 'before the early part of
One of the objects of the committee's
talk with the attorney general was to get
the bill In strict legal form, so it will
stand tbe test of the courts.
American to Uls; Canttt. '
Senator Morgan Introduced, a bill today
which Is intended to Insure to Americans
the benefits to be derived from the con
struction ot tbe proposed . lnterocesnio
canal. It provides that contracts not made
with citizens of the United States or ot
countries through which the canal passes
for tbe constructional work shall be void.
No Action on Canteen Question.
The house committee on military affairs
today by resolution decided to take no ac
tion at this session on the canteen question.
The 'committee also authorized a favorable
report on the hill, placing Brigadier Gen
eral Merriam, retired, on the list ot retired
President to Attend I'nvelllnar.
Colonel J. C. Bonner, president of the
McKinley Memorial .association of Toledo,
O., today Invited the president to attend
the unveiling of the memorial.' The date
will be fixed to suit the convenience ot
the president should be be able to attend.
Sis Millions for Agriculture.
The agricultural bill has been prepared
by the house committee on agriculture. It
carried approximately $6,000,000, about
IS7.000 more than the current appropria
tion. Badly Blocks Bu.'srii.
There were only two confirmations In to
day's executive session of the Senate, as
Senator Bailey' announced that he would
oppose unanimous consent to the consider
ation of business until he received assur
ances that his bill making Port Arthur,
Tex., a port of entry would be considered.
He complained at the failure of the com
mittee on commerce to report tbe hill.
FAMILY TRAGEDY IS COMPLETE
Bngh Ttvli Ilea la Honeymoon, Wife
Follows and How Danarnter
Also Pnases Away.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15.-Alice Boslt
Tevls, tbe 10-year-old daughter ot tbe late
Hugh Tevis, died today of acute Brtght's
disease. Her mother was Alice Boalt
Tevia, who died shortly after the birth ot
her daughter and her father, Hugh Tsvls,
Who married Miss Baxter, a famous Denver
beauty, died In Japan while on tbe honey
moon. He left half his Immense fortune to
the little girl who passed away today.
Tbe dead girl was heiress to several mil
lions, having inherited vast wealth from
DeWltt Is the turns to look for whes
yon ro to buy Witch Haul Salve.
DaWUt's Witch Haul Salve Is tbe
orlrlnal asd only famine. Iq fact
DeWltt'sis ths only Witch Harel Salve
that Is made from she unadulterated
All others are counter! alts base Imi
tations, cheap and worthless evea
daocerosa. DeWltt'sWltch Hazel Salve
Is s specific for Piles: Blind. Bleedtnr.
Itching and Protruding Pllas. AlaoCuta,
Bums, Bruises, Sprains, Lace rati nna.
Contusions, Bolls, Carbuncles, Eczema.
Tetter, Salt Rheum, and all other Skis '
E. C. DeWKl Co., Chicle .
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TONIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT
SATURDAY MATINEE, r
Tha Oreat Comedy Success, -
Arc You a Mason?
It la to l.anaA, Laoh, Lane hi ,
PBICES-Met,' Jfie. '80a Night. XX, Wo,
76c, $1.00. -'-
For Six Pu-formances Starting
' SLHDAY MAllMTP,
WILLIAMS WALKER "
rRIC'ES-Mat., ate, 60c Night, tta, to
$1.00. Beats now on sals. -
Telephone 1U1. . . - '
Matinees Thursday, Saturday, Sunday,. t:ll
Kvery Night, s:15.
HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE
John T. Sullivan.- Miss Atbertoo and
company. Thorns arid Carl ton, 'Die Busl
rius, Leslie's Logs, ilarrlimn, Alice ltuy
mond assisted by Beksle Fcnn-Uuard, and
the Klnodronie. '
Prices, Mc, ttc. 60c .......
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ltn anal Uoaslaa S
iiMiiii. It ti.
Omim a icadiiia Uotal
Sl-Kt I II. KKVn II K.
LUNCHEON, F1KTT CENTS.
Ui:0 to t p. Ul.
BUND AT. iM p. in. L1NNEJI. 113
Steadily Increasing business has necessi
tated au enUrgemcnt of tola oaf. doubUng
i. .i.i,-r cpctiy. .....
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