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The Omaha Sunday Bee.
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OMAHA, SUNDAY MOllNINU, FEBHUAHY 8, 1903-TWi:NTY-'FOUtt PAGES.
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GENERAL MILES BUSY
Em More Invitation in Lon da Than He
Can find Time to Accept.
ATTENDS SEVERAL BRILLIANT DINNERS
Guest of ting Edward at Windsor Castle
Among the Other Funotioia.
PAYS A VISIT TO BUFFALO BILL'S SHOW
'Meets There Bereral Indian with Who He
Ead Argiments in the Past.
VICKER-MAXIM GUN WORKS ARE VISITED
While There lie Wltneaaea F.xprrl
menta with Two New Gnna the
Firm la Turnlner Oat, One
(Copyright. lOftJ, by Presa Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Feb. 7 (New Ysrk World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Oeneral
Miles bad his hands more than full with
hla engagement! here. The desire tor do
him honor was ao great that he was unable
to accept a twentieth part of the Invita
tions. He found time, however, to visit
"Buffalo Bill's" ahow at the tMympla with
the United States charge d'affaires, Henry
White, Captain and Mrs. Clover, Colonel
and Mrs. Maus, where moat of the party
went In the Deadweod coach. The general
met at the Wild West show Indians he
tought against in some of hla memorable
campaigns, and they showed delight at
being permitted to shake bla hand.
Oeneral Miles began the week by becom
ing King Edward's guest at Windsor castle
on Sunday, as has been already cabled to
the World- Then Henry White'a dinner
to him at the Carleton hotel brought to
gether a company of very distinguished
people. On Thursday the general's party
dined with the Clovera In Park Lane, after
ward going to Daly's theater to aee the
It may be noted here that there Is a
good deal of regret In a wide circle of
friends here that Captain Richardson
Clover, the naval attache to the United
States embassy In London, and his wife
are to leave London In April. Captain
Clover'a three years' term of service ts up,
and be will now take a term at aea. Mrs,
Clover and the children will return to
Washington, but before leaving Europe
they will go to the south of Prence for
aeveral weeks, aa Mra. Clover requires
rest after an anzloua time nursing her eld
est daughter through an attack of pneu
monia. Oeneral Miles visited the Vlckers-Maxlm
worka Thursday to witness some Impor
tant experiments with an entirely new
Maxim gun, embodying many novelties, In
cluding a device arranged so aa to be
worked aa a wheeled, galloping carriage or
(or pack transport.
After a few hundred rounds had been
Bred at the rate of 600 rounds a minute,
, the gun. In a heated condition, waa entirely-
stripped, the barrel and other parts
of the mechanism being removed In a (ew
eoonds. It waa then reassembled aa
Quickly aa It had been taken apart, and
the Bring waa resumed. In order to show
with what ease the mechanism could be
either removed or reassembled without
using any tool.
The general then witnessed a series of
experiments with a mountain gun, the
equipment of which waa dismounted from
mules, brought Into action and Bred five
rounda in one minute and forty-five sec
onds, the time being taken from beginning
to do the unpacking from the mule. The
shells were set and burst accurately at 100
yards from the target.
Among .the guests specially invited to
meet Oeneral Miles were aeveral officers
from the War office and others who re
cently commanded British expeditions In
east and west African campaigns.
Oeneral Miles traveled from Euston sta
tion by the special boat express to Liver
pool and there boarded today the steam
ablp Lucanla (or New Tork.
REMARKABLE BALLOON TRIP
Two Frenchmen Travel Right Hi
aired anal Seven Mllea In
(Copyright. 1908, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARI8, Feb. 7. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Jacquea Bal
aan, a young and rich adventurer who once
commanded a Chilean gunboat, has Just
tnade a remarkabU aerial Journey with
Abel Corot. another Frenchman. The two
left St. Cloud Wednesday morning at 11
o'clock In the balloon St. Louis. They had
plenty of food, a email bed In four plecea,
a mattross and a safety stove, the Inven
tion of Balsan, which provided the aeronauts
with liot water. Traveling before a west
erly wind they passed rapidly toward the
frontier and at nightfall were over Ger
man territory, finally coming to earth in
Hungary, fifty-five mllea southwest of
Buda-Pest. having covered 807 miles in
LAY PLANS FOR A FAST TRAIN
Xlnety-Four Mllea Per Hoar ton
temp tat rd ftetweea Paris
. (Copyright. 1903. by Presa Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Fob. 7. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Some French
and Belgian engineers are working on
scheme to reduce the time of the Journey
by rati between Parts and Brussels, 191
'miles, from six to two houra. by electric
trains, so that Parisians may lunch
home, take a train to Brussns, transact
business there and return to Paris tor
'dinner. The cost each way Is to be $4. The
system will be double track, with accumt
lators on the cars, united with each other
by cables. All cars are to be first class.
The termini will be in the center of busi
ness in each city. The trip will be made at
the speed of ninety-four miles an hour, in
0ELETS EXPECTED IN PARIS
After a Short Stay They Will Go to
Time la Jaae.
(Copyright. 1908, by Presa Publishing Oo.)
PAR18, Feb. 7 (New York World Ca-
blegram Special Telegram.) Mra. Ogden
''Goelet and her daughters are expected at
the Hotel Rita In the fore part of March.
After a short stay tiers they will go south
to Cannes, returning to Paris at the begin
ning of April and remaining until June,
COUNTESS. OF ESSEX SHINES
Wear a Rrllllaat Array of (irni at
Grand Rail (iltfi by
Lord Roirhrrr. '
(Copyright. 1903. by Press publishing Co.)
IJlMlflV PkIi 1 (Vow VnrV Wnrld Ca-
blegram-Speclal Telegram.)-The countess
of Essex, who before marriage was Adela j
Beach Grant of New York, took some very
valuable Jewelry with her when she went
this week to Dublin to attend some of the
brilliant gatherings of Viceroy Dudley's
Irian court. Her costly- gems have been
reset recently, and when she wore them
the othrr night at the grand ball given
by Lord Roaebery for his son on the letter's
coming of age she made a decided sensa
tion. Her head and neck presented a
truly dazzling spectacle, so covered was
she with Jewels.
Next to the royalties, the Americans are
the largest purchasers of precious stones
In London, and they show a fastidious
choice, not the rule with English women.
Princess Hatzfeldt, daughter of C. P.
Huntington, la In LoniTbn now, having all
her diamonds and sapphires completely
overhauled and reset, aa the fashions have
changed considerably In Paris In mounting
Mra. Domlnguei, formerly a Miss Murphy
of San Francisco, has had her pearl and
diamond clusters all set and polished In
gold, which shows up the pearls, giving to
them a much richer appearance. Princess
Hatzfeldt Is having her Jewelry similarly
reset, to be ready 'for the first court early
Mrs. Chaunrey. who Is buying new Jew
els, Including a splendid tiara, probably
will be presented at court by Lady Saville
or Lady Lister Kaye. Her sister, Lady
Newborough, will be presented also on ac
count of her marriage.
Mrs. Peter Martin (Llllle Oelrlchs) of
New York, who Just returned to the United
States after a long honeymoon In Europe,
spent chiefly in Italy, is the fortunate pos
sessor of some highly valuable emeralds,
and while passing through London her hus
band bought her some exquisite "trifles,"
among them a very fine diamond necklace.
CHAMBERLAIN OFFENDS BOERS
Wife's Acceptance, of Package (
Diamonds Also Counted a
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Feb. 7. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Colonial
Secretary Chamberlain's mission to South
Africa Is regarded with misgiving from a
pacificatory pcint of view, even by hla own
partisans. He has made several lamentable
dlBriaya of temper toward the burghers, ao
cepting aa gospel everything told him by
Mllner and the capitalist loyalists, while
receiving with cutting skepticism the rep
resentations of the Boers.
Mrs. Chamberlain's accepting a present of
a parcel of diamonds from the De Beers
company directors, nominally worth only
11,000, but said to be fully valued at $50,000
at least, has excited much unfavorable
comment aa being calculated to convey a
false Impression to the Afrikanders aa to
the disinterestedness of their Imperial gov
eroors. . The whole mission, or wnien so
much waa expected, ts now deemed I
failure. Instead of soothing racial and po
Utlral animosities in South Africa it will
leave fresh memories of atrlfe and hatred.
ARMY IS BOUND TO CLAIM HIM
Frenchman Bora la t'altcd States
Mast Stand Trial hy Conrt
Martlal. (Copyright. 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Feb. 7. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) A Paris chem
ist named Borel, aged 81, born In the
United States of French parenta, has been
Imprisoned here for not fulfilling the re
quirements of the French military law,
In aplta of his protests he waa three times
Inscribed on the conscription list. Finally,
at the age of 27 six years after the usual
time he waa summoned to do military
service and obliged to join a regiment In
Algeria, where he rose .to be corporal.
After eighteen months' service he waa
liberated by special decision, but in 1901
waa again ordered in service. Having once
been ' relieved from all military duty, he
refused to obey the summons. The recruit
ing authorities ordered an inquiry and
Borel waa arrested. Hla papera are per
fectly regular and bear mention of hla full
liberation from further service. . Neverthe
less Borel has been Informed that be will
have to appear before a court-martial at
Tours for rebellion against the army regu
lations. HUNTS PICTURES AND CURIOS
J i n -
Richard C'aadeld Investing; Hla Cash
with the London x
(Copyright. IMS. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Feb. 7. (New York World Ca
blegram, Special Telegram.) Richard Can
field la still staying at Clarldges. Prac
tically bla whole time la devoted to hunt
ing pictures and curios. He has paid two
long visits to the Wallace collection, the
finest show of seventeenth and eighteenth
century French furniture and pictures In
England, and haa passed much time In the
gallerlea of classic sculpture and sixteenth
art at the British museum.
Nearly all the time he ts alone, but oc
casionally be haa with him an artist or
dealer to whom he gives commission for
copies of objects that strike his fancy. He
ia particularly interested in fine old Ivory
earvtngs and hla taste ts said by dealers
to be unimpeachable.
He haa made large purchases of the curio
dealera on Bond street. His present plans
point to a atay In London of two or three
GENERAL SAUSSIER RETIRES
Veteran of Twenty-Four Campaigns
Lays Down Lahore at A are
(Copyright. 19ut by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Feb. 7. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Oeneral Saus
sler, once generalissimo of the French
army and latterly a member of the su
preme council of war, baa tendered his
resignation because ot his age he Is 75
and In the interest of his health, he thinks
it best to retire from the army.
Oeneral Sauasler left the military school
of St. Eyr in 1850 with the rank of sublieu
tenant. He distinguished himself in the
campaigns of the Crimea, In Mexico, In
Italy and In the Fraaco-Prusslaa war. He
tought In twenty-four campaigns in all and
bears three wounds. He would have been
retired ten yeara ago, but the government
kept him in the first section ot the general
staff because he had been commander-in-chief
la the face of an enemy.
WA1C11 OVER KAISER
Small Arm y of Guards en Duty Every Time
Ee Goes Out on the Striet
MOVE QUICKLY AND WITHOUT DISPLAY
Attract Ho Attention, but Are Watching
ETerjwhere for Danger.
ALL OF THEM ARE PICKED MEN FROM ARMY
Bailroad and Train Inspected with Minute
Care When He Travels.
GUARDS MET EVERYWHERE IN THE PALACE
These Are the Moat Trnated of All the
Men Who Are Selected to See
!So Harm Befalls the
" German Raler.
(Copyright, lftftt. by Press publishing Co.)
BERLIN, Feb. 7. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) To secure
the kalser'a safety from accident or ene
mies ia the most Important task committed
to the minister of the Interior. The kaiser
will not tolerate any visible fuss about
these protective measures. They must be
complete, effective, certain, but not In evi
He got out of his carriage at the Brandon
burg gate the other day to speak to some
officials about the statuea of his father and
mother he means to erect there. Suddenly
he noticed that the traffic of that lively
Quarter began to slacken and at last
ceased. He looked around, and, seeing po
llcemen stopping cartrages, cabs and foot
passengers, gave the police master to un
derstand that hia personal security was not
to be arranged for In that tactless, awk
The kalser'a security Is the tola concern
and work of a special wing of the Berlin
police, numbering about 250 men. All afe
picked men, of whose fidelity there can be
no doubt, men who have been under the
closest observation for years In the army,
powerful, sharp sighted, well educated,
with prodigious memories for faces and
volcea. Twenty officers are set over these
men, mostly retired military men, sharp
and shrewd. In' addition there are about
200 men whose duty it is to appear In plain
clothea among the people when the kalaer
drlvea out and keep a sharp ear for hostile
Gaards Along- Route.
When the court officials hear from the
kaiser that he Intends to drive out they
telephone the police the hour when he will
appear. Immediately the entire 450 men
ate In motion. In an Incredibly short time
they take positions along the kaiser's
route, each man within signalling distance
of a comrade, facing the direction from
which the kaiser Is expected.
If the weather la fine the kalaer drives
In an open, two-horse Victoria. The rate
Is rapid, much more rapid than any. nub-'
ject .darn .attempt , out mere ia nommg
breakneck about It. On the box alt. coach
man and llebjaeger, or body guardsman,
both armed with revolvers. The coachman
la an ordinary enough Jehn, but the lleb
jaeger la resplendent In cocked hat and
white feathera, and Is a man of great
bodily activity and strength.
In front of the carriage gallops a mounted
policeman, hla eyes glancing rapidly right
and left up streets, down streets, shouting
directions to clear crossings, to stop tram
cars, carta and droskies.
At every cross street a policeman stands,
and dotted all along the route are those
rigid, stern, watchful men, their keen
eyes not regarding the kaiser aa be passes,
but the crowds on the sidewalks.
The precautlona are most stringent when
be Is traveling. When he waa In Posen
lately a sftrong body of the select Berlin
police waa In the city a week before he
arrived. They carefully surveyed the route
and noted every balcony and window. They
are afraid of balconies and windows. They
scoured hotels and lodging houses, espe
cially those frequented by the lower orders,
and finally knew every man from whom a
wicked deed or disloyal word might be ex
pected. Day and night they kept up their
restless labors. Aa In Posen, so In every
City visited. During his journeys equally
vigoroua precautions are In force.
Not So Bad as In Rnaaia.
It ta not so bad aa In Russia, where
whole army corpa are ordered out to line
the railways. But there ts always a pilot
engine in front of the Imperial train, and
sharp-eyed men are on It on the lookout
for any point which means treachery.
At and about the railway atationa atrong
bodies of police and gendarmes are posted,
and no one is permitted on the platforms.
When the train glides through the usually
bustling atationa all the kalaer aeea, if he
looks out of the windows, is a deserted
platform, except for a rigid aoldier or two,
an official or a gendarme standing painfully
at the salute. The train Itself haa a staff
of skilled, carefully selected men to guard
It and search it.
Before a royal Journey Is beguq the train
Is examined In every nook and corner,
There la nothing that is not ranaacked or
tested-very cushion, spring and piece of
furniture. The wheela are tested, brakea
and other appliances subjected to minute
examination. The possibility of accident or
evil design Is eliminated as far as human
foresight can do it.
Gaarda Everywhere la Palacea.
In the imperial residences at Potsdam
and Berlin it la only natural that the
kaiser should be aecluded and carefully
guarded. The courta are patrolled by
guardsmen and police, and the Interior cor
ridors, especially near hia apartmenta, are
watched by the castle guard with lynx-
eyed vigilance without parallel. Every
man of the castle guard would die at his
post to save his master from danger.
These men have been picked from the
very elite of the most loyal men in the
land. Their loyalty Is a passion. It doea not
matter whether it ia day or night, their
ateady tread movea ceaaelessly over the
carpets of the corridors, and their gleam
ing eyea, flashing swords, burnished ac
coutrementa, their great, atrong faces, sur
mounted by their hel:nets. over which the
gilded Imperial eagle spreads his wings,
are terrifying sights.
Amid the momentous complications of
the Venezuelan trouble the kalaer find
time to model in clay relief a for vases.
The clay comes from his estate at Kadln
enen. In East Prussia, where he la aettlng
up furnaces for manufacturing pottery.
HlJ successful efforts have been two re
lief portraits ot bla father and the Prussian
eagle. To the latter he Imparts a remark
ably ferocious aapect. He haa alao
sketched new designs for the porcelain
worka at Charlottenburg. They are of a
flanibuoyaot character, like all hla worka
la art or polities.
SEEK THE SECRET OF OLD AGE
Inveetlvatlnu br Government
Bring Oat Some Qaeer
(Copyright. 19B, by Press Publishing Co.)
DRESDEN, Saxony. Feb. 7. (New Yofk
World Cablegram Special Telegram.) An
extremely Interesting Investigation, under
taken with a view to solving. If possible,
tho secret of age, has been completed by
the Saxon government. The life histories
of seventy-three persons over 90 years old,
living In Dresden, have been studied.
Twenty-three are men, fifty are women.
First of all It was ascertained that the
men are or have been married and all are
sons of parenta who lived to a great age.
The majority are of medium height. Not
one is bald, but scarcely any haa a tooth
In his head, though the gums are so hard
they chew ordinary food. Few can read
without spectacles, the majority are deaf.
Only one-fourth are still able to take
exercise In the open air. At home they are
almost all busybodles.
All the old people questioned said they
aleep eight or nine houra dally. Out of the
seventy-three only five are of a serious dis
position, the others being gay and Jolly.
Some are even said to have been wild In
their youth. The most unamlable and
quarrelsome of the lot Is a woman who
In her youth was a ballet dancer. Nearly
all hate water. For cleansing purposes
they use It to wash their hands, but a bath
Is a thing they have, renounced.
One of the Investigators, Dr. Welnert, a
strict antl-alcoholist, was grieved to find
only a few In the number who are total
abstainers. One old woman, who comes
of a good family, thinks she cannot live
unless she gets drunk on schnapps three
times a week. The oldest man ins Dresden,
who is 100 years of age, le a total ab
stainer except on his birthdays, when he
likes a "little drunk." He gave up smok
ing sixty years ago. Some of the other
old men smoke, but the women do not, and
they are the majority. Fresh air does not
seem to be Indispensable to longevity, for
the homes of these pattrarchs are seldom
even aired. All eat much and digest easily.
All love vegetables, fruit and sugar.
BARON ROTHSCHILD VERY ILL
Haa Been a Great Benefactor to Poor
of Vienna and a Patron
(Copyright, 1903, by Presa Publishing Co.)
VIENNA. Feb. 7. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Baron Na
thanlal Mayer Rothschild, who la lying
critically 111 In Vienna, has been one of
the greatest benefactors to the poor of this
city, besides being a munificent patron of
art, both ancient and modern. For some
years the baron, who has been very dell
cate, has passed the winters In a tent on a
desert near Assouan, and near the Nile,
where he waa guarded by an Arab tribe.
The temptation to kidnap so rich a man
waa represented to him, but he, had abso
lute faith in the integrity of the Arabs
Hla gardens at Hobenwurte, near here, are
world famous and open to the public on
eertain days. Last summer be had an aa
beatos bouse built on the summit of. Am-
pezottalvone of tho loneliest apots ta the
Austrian Tyrol. This novel residence was
designed aa a shelter from the great heat
of summer. It can be set up and taken to
pieces In a few hours.
Until be lost bis health Nathanlal was
one of the most prominent figures In Vi
enna social life. Aa he was unmarried.
Princess Paulin Metternlch, a lady re
nowned alike fot her cleverness and her
homeliness, acted as hostess for him. He
Is 66 yeara old.
DATE OF CUNARD WEDDING SET
Mra. Padelford la to Get a Haaband
and a New Name Feb
(Copyright, 190S, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Feb. 7. (New York World Ca
blegram 8peclal Telegram.) Mrs. Flor
ence Padelford'a marriage to Ernest Cunard
la set for February 24. The bridal dress,
a Worth gown. Is being made In Paris. Al
though a somewhat quiet-looking garment
lta cost Is said to run into three figures.
It la being covered with rare and beautiful
old laoe. Cecil Campbell, Lord Stratheden's
son, will be best man. They will atay three
months at Nice, with the bridegroom's
father and mother, who have a villa there.
Mra. Padelford haa been considerable of an
art collector and has 'a particularly rare
collection of Dresden statues. The bride
groom Is said to be very wealthy, and aa,
the bride has a fair share of this world's
goods, he means to settle a round sum on
her, so she may never need to touch a
penny of her own money while she la Mrs.
PILGRIM CLUBT0 DINE CH0ATE
Affair Will Occar on Hla Retarn from
at Tonr of tho Medlter- '
(Copyright, 1903. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Fob. 7. (New York World Ca
blegram, Special Telegram.) The Pilgrim
club will entertain United States Ambassa
dor Choate at dinner March 3, on his re
turn from a tour ot the Mediterranean
countries. Lord Roberts, the president ot
the club, will be present. The Hyde Park
hotel haa been chosen as the place for the
dinner, as Its rooms are large.
Lloyd C. Orlscom, the new American mln.
later to. Japan, Is here on his way from
Persia, where be has been stationed. -, He
has hla bride with him, and they have vis
ited the different Interesting places arouad
John Barrett, commissioner general of the
Louisiana Purchase exposition at St. Louis
for Asia and Australia, lias arrived In Lon
don, and will remain for the Washington-
dinner on the 33d.
WONDERFUL ENGRAVING FEAT
Yeans; Raaalan Pnte Worda and Mnalo
of national Aathem on
Grain of Wheat.
(Copyright, 190J. by Press Publishing Co.)
BT. PETERSBURG. Feb. 7. (New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram.) A
marvel ot engraving has just been accom
pllahed by a youth of Odessa, who Is known
throughout South Russia for the extraordi
nary precision of his work. On a grain
ot wheat ha haa engraved the muslo and
words of the Russian national anthem,
with the aid ot a lens. Every note Is
dotted and clearly defined. He was called
to the Imperial court to show the czar the
wonderful piece' of work, which ia framed
in a tiny silver aetting. The ezar, amazed
at the production, gave the engraver a gold
watch with hia monagrani on It- Between
the two Is of Nicholas II the engraver ts
now engraving a long prayer for the czar's
safety, taken from tae Ruaelaa liturgy.
MUST CURB TRUSTS
Presides.! Prepares to Gall Bpeoial leasion
to Convene en March 5.
ROCKEFELLER PRECIPITATES DECISION
Six Senators Receive Telegrams Bigied
with Oil Magnate's Name.
MESSAGES STRONGLY OPPOSE ANY ACTION
Combine's Attorney Waits ea Legislators,
but is Bundled Oat
C0N6RESS APPROACHED IN MANY WAYS
Ever Since Bills Were Introduced
Kfforte Have Been Made to De
feat or Render Them Power
leas to Protect Pablle.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. It can be stated
by authority' that unless anti-trust legis
lation at least reasonably satisfactory to
tho administration ts passed at the present
session. President Roosevelt will call an
extraordinary session of congress on
The president himself haa told members
of congress of his desire and of his de
termination In this regard and it la under
stood that the announcement was direct
It Is further stated that the deternilna
tlon of the president was reached only after
careful consideration ot the strenuous ef
forts that are being made to defeat any
anti-trust legislation by congress. These
efforts have covered a wide range. They
were characterized today by one promt
nent republican leader:
"The most remarkable of which I have
had any personal knowledge during my
Meaansjes Sinned Rockefeller.
"These efforts culminated during the past
thirty-six hours. It is now declared, in dl
rect appeals from the Standard Oil com
pany, through Its president, John. D. Rock
efeller, to members of the senate not to
enact anti-trust legislation at this time
No lesa than six United States aenators
have received telegrams signed "John D.
Rockefeller," urging that no anti-trust
legislation be enacted. It has not been
possible to obtain a copy of these dis
patches, but It can be said that they are
Substantially they read as follows:
We are oDDosed to any anti-trust lealsln-
tion. Our counsel Mr. will see you.
It must be stopped.
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER.
Yesterday morning one of the Standard
Oil company's lawyers arrived in Washing
ton and called Immediately on members of
the senate aa Indicated in the telegrams.
He did not remain long. Scarcely had hs
made known hla .business than he waa In
formed a bit curtly that, hia presence waa
undesirable; and he JefK with aa Intima
tion that" he' would -belteY-return' to New
Oil Lawyers Seen Before. '
During the afternoon information con.
cerntng the receipt of the messages leakei
out and became the aubject of aotue quiet
cloak room discussion In the senate. The
news also reached the house, some of the
prominent representatlvea learning the glat
of the dlspatchea. Then It became known
that this waa not the first time the Stand
ard Oil company, through its attorneys,
had endeavored to influence legislation in
congress at this session. . .
The attorneys for the company. It waa
stated, had opposed vigorously the enact
ment of the measures submitted by Attor
ney General Knox to the subcommittee of
the bouse judiciary committee. Subse
quently, when what Is known as the Little-
field bill waa reported to the house, It
can be said, on the best of suthority, the
Standard Oil company's counsel began to
devote their opposition particularly to the
Nelson amendment to aectlon 6 ot the de
partment ot commerce bill, the amendment
which contains practically the publicity
features of the Knox anti-trust bill. Tbey
did not want that Incorporated In the meas
ure end It is said used their utmost effort
to prevent its favorable consideration.
All Efforts' Have Failed.
They were unsuccessful, as the bill, with
that amendment, waa agreed upon unanl
mously today by the conference of the two
branches of congress. The action of the
confereea was received with satisfaction
It ts understood, by the officials of the ad
ministration, as It Is regarded as a long
and essential step toward the kind of antl
trust legislation that both the president
and Attorney Oeneral Knox believe will
be effective. It is this legislation particu
larly that the Standard OH company so
vigorously objects to and which it hoped
might be beaded off or emasculated, through
the appeals made to senators, before it
waa actually passed.
It Is said by authority that the adminis
tration hopea that the Elklns rebate bill,
which waa passed by the senate thta week.
will be passed also by the house. While
this meaaure, too, Is opposed by hose
who are opposing any trust legislation, the
special opposition to It does not come from
the Standard OH company, because. It ts
explained, that corporation haa grown be
yond the effects the enforcement of such
legislation might have upon It.
The president, it is understood, regards
the Elklns bill as essential to a rounding
out of the administration's plan for anti
trust legislation, and It la believed by those
In close touJi wltl htm and with the con
ditions In congress tbat it yet may tfe en
acted Into law.
Tonight the efforts betng made to defeat
or emaaculate pending anti-trust legisla
tion formed the aubject for some animated
conferences. Indeed, the subject is likely
to be developed in some detail In congress.
One ot the recipients of telegrams signed
by John D. Rockefeller said:
No sjch formidable weapon ever haa been
rut. in the hands of one man by another
ii a legislative matter as was put in my
hands by thj sender of that telegram. If
necessary I will rise In my place lit the
senate and read it. Then we will see
whether any votes are tn be recorded
against the leglalatlon at which these ef
forts are being directed.
SNOW FALLS IN KANSAS
Wind Pllea It In Drifts, bat Tempera,
tare Fortaaately Reaialas
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 7. A wet snow is
falling over most of Kansas tonight. In
the western part ot the state the fall is a
The wind la causing it to drift. In the
central and eaatern portlona of the atat
much snow baa fallen, but the temperature
has not Aon lower than 24 degreea above.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair and Warmer
Bumtay; Snow Monday.
I Keep Mllea Rnay While In London.
Fmperor William Alwaya Guarded,
President May Call F.atrn Seaelon.
Revenue Rill la Not Completed.
a Klnkald Illallkes Office Brokers.
Veneanrlnn Matters Look Rrlahter.
II Newa from Nebraska Towna.
Bryan Will Not Ent with Grover.
Montrenl Strike Settled AajaJa.
4 Railroaders tleny Story ot Strike.
Howell the Boaa of Democracy.
New Character of Sadler Drama.
Aid for the Starvlnar In Raaala.
. Affairs at Snath Omaha.
... 'ffit on Commerce Bill.
Snea 1 nlnn Pacific for Mllltona.
A Pnat Week In Omaha Society.
Fchoea of the Ante Room.
T Oance Manaacr I.anda In Jnll.
Commerce of the Paat Tear.
N Conncll Bluffs and lown Newa.
9 Coffee Bound tn Be Cheaper.
Story, "A Wlreleas Proposal."
10 Sporting- Newa of. the -Day.
War on CrookeA Indian X a;enta.
Saltan of Tnrkey Makea Good Move
11 Weekly Review of Sporta.
12 Plctnrra of Pomona Men.
Storlea Stimulate Iteadlna;.
Summer Blooms Jn Winter.
14 In the Domain of Woman.
IK Amueementa and Mnalc.
Ill Story, "Seven Secrete.'
17 Famine la Menacing; Finland.
Wnnta Pay for Time In Jail.
The Natlon'a Law Rooka.
lO I'nlqne Co-operative Colonies.
Babbl Simon on Sabbath Schonla.
22 Wrccka Caused by Errora.
2.'1 Markets and Flnnnclnl.
24 Ilrldne Contractor Strlkea Snaaj.
Temperatnre nt Omaha Yesterdays
Hour. Dear. Hour. Ilea;.
ft a. m 1)1 1 p. m 2:1
(la. m 17 2 p. m 2l
7 n. m 17 p. m 2(1
H a. ni IN 4 n. 111 27
H a. ni Ifr B 11, m SW
10 a. m 20 l p. m 2.1
11 a. m 21 7 p. m 24
12 m 22
WILL PROTECT AMERICANS
Committee Takes Ip the Cause
American Railroad Men In
The brotherhood relief committee of Kan
sas City railway orders, with headquarters
at Kansas City, Is now actively In opera
tion with its plan tor investigating tho al
leged mistreatment of American railroad
era tn Mexico, and of putting a atop to the
practices of unjust Incarceration of which
complaint Is made. The committee alleges
tbat a railroad man from the United Statea
who may be handling a train that has an
accident and kills soma . extcan subject will
be Imprisoned for an ir'jfinlte length of
time. It ia said tbat a subject of Great
Brtyaln, meanwhile, la ''. no time denied
the right to give bond, nor an Impartial
trial. Mnny Anie'rlcaur aje now imp.lsoned
there States" '.tab committee ahd If puf-
poses raising a fund to pay the expenses ot
a persona) investigation by the committee.
It is stated tbat frequent complaint has
been made of this state of affairs to the
American consuls, iut to no avail.
The brotherhood relief committee la
formed by the appointment of one member
from each of the local railway orders in
Kansas City. It comprises a chairman,
Jamea Corrlgan, from the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, division 649; a man.
ager and secretary, Harry H. Adams; a
consulting attorney, Bon R. Estill; a treas
urer, C. E. Hutchison, and three commit
teemen. W H. Hollls of the Order of Rail
way Conductors, division 56; N. O. Harrle
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen
No. 330, and Dock Swarm of the Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen No. 281.
COMMITTEE TO PUSH TAX FIGHT
Chairman of Maaa Meeting; Appolnta
Citisena to Work for Honae
T. J. Mahoney, chairman of the railroad
taxation mas meeting of citizens Friday
night, haa. In concurrence with a resolu
tion adopted by that body, appointed tho
following committee of ten men to go to
Lincoln and urge the passage ot House
roll 171: Lorenzo Crounse, Robert Smith,
Victor Rosewater, Chrrles H. Brown, Al
fred Millard, Thomas Kllpatrlck, David
Cole, Mel Uhl, Herman Kountze, W. . H.
Bell. Some ot the members of this com
mittee held an Informal meeting Saturday,
but determined upon no deflnito plan of
BURLINGTON SETTLES CASE
Arranges Discrimination Charge oa
Eve of Special Iavcatlsa
tlon. KANSAS CITY. Feb. 7. Judges J. D.
Youmans and C. A. Prouty, members of the
Interstate Commerce commission, came to
Kansas City today to hear a case brought
by Gilbert Barr, a mercnant of Kearney,
Mo., against the Burlington railroad.
The allegation is that the railroad charged
him the same rates to Chicago as It did
Kansas City merchants. The case was set
tled by the attorneys, however, and the
commissioners returned to St. Louis to
night. SAY CANNON IS IMPROVING
Ioctora Report Former I'tah Senntor
Now Likrly to Recover
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 7. The condition
ot ex-Senator Frank J. Cannon, who was
operated on Tuesday for appendicitis, is
reported to be greatly Improved today and
strong hopes of his recovery are enter
tained. Movements of Ocean Veaaela Feb. 7.
At New York Balled I-a TouraJne, for
Havre; Zeeland. fur Antwerp, vln South
ampton; Princess Victoria Lulxe. for Nua
au, Minnehaha, for 1-ondon; Buionla, for
iJverpoo'; Hlue Cher, for Plymouth, Cher
bourg and Hamburg.
At Liverpool Arrived Wlnlfredlan, from
Boston; t'eltlo and Nomadic, from New
At Southampton Arrived Frlesland,
from New Yora.
At Uueenatown Arrived Etrurla, from
New )rk, and proceeded witnout com
municating with (he shorn 011 account of
severe weather for Liverpool.
At Cherbourg Balled Philadelphia, for
Southampton and New York.
At Antwerp Balled Vaderlanii, for New
At Yokohama Arrived ludrapura. from
Portland. Ore.; Korea, from 8011 Francisco.
At Havre nailed L'Auritalne, for New
Al Boulogne Arrived- Rotterdam, from
Near Yurk, fur Kutttrumu,
TAX BILLJOT DOSE
Claiso Begirding Telephones is th 0ns
Sticking the Special Committee.
LEAVE RAILROAD CLAUSE AS IN OLD LAW
Usthods of Revenue Committee the Cause
of Much Adverse Comment.
OPPOSITION TO NEW BILL IS CERTAIN
Members Who Are Drifting Back to Lincoln
Speaking Oat freely.
DOUBT WHETHER MEASURE WILL BE LEGAL
Time Allowed la Inaufilclent to Pre
pare Snrh a Rill, Fapeclally
When Law of Other State
la the Baals.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 7. (Special Telegram.)
The reveuue committee adjourned this
afternoon without having completed Its
bill. The most Important section yet to
be decided ts that ot telephone taxation,
and on this question the commltleo spent
nearly the entire day. An effort was made
to have the telephone taxed the same aa
railroads for comity and state purposes
and on this hinges the fight. '
Tho Insurance companies received a se
vere Jolt at the hands ot the committee
and will be taxed on their gross receipts
for all purposes Instead ot just receipts as
at present. .
Real estate will be taxed at a cash
value and a penalty clause la attached to
compel assessors to carry nut the pro
visions ot the section. County assessors
will be elected to serve four yeara and
will have power to appoint deputies. Tho
Douglas county assessor will receive a sal
ary of $1,800 a year.
Realty taxea become due October 1 and
delinquent May 1. Personal tsxes become
due October 1 and delinquent December 1.
Cattle will be assessed tn possession of
owner between February 1 and July 1.
The Board of Equalization Was enlarged
and Its powers broadened.
As was expected, the railroad taxation
waa not changed, the committee leaving
to the legislature the question of the city's
right to tax terminals for city purposes.
Several of the committee went to their
homes this evening and no meeting will be
held tomorrow. Stenographers are getting
In shape the sections agreed upon and it
will be several daya before the legislature
sees the - bill. The committee still re
fuses to make a statement.
Actions Awaken Prejadleo.
The procedure of the revenue committee
in framing a revenue law has
awakoned a prejudice against the
measure that will be Introduced '
even before the contents ot the bill are
known. A senator remarked today tbat no
matter what lud ot a bill would be Intro
duced, ll would . be. amended and ehanged,
and a fight would be the reault. It is th
eecrecy with which the committee haa
worked and it vacillating methods in
In adopting standards that would
be a good foundation fur a revenue bill, as
much aa anything else that has caused this
prejudice. Some ot the legislators are feel
ing pretty wrathy now that the legislature
adjourned to give the committee time to
get up a bill. "If we had 'not adjourned."
said one of these, "the revenue committee
would have amended the Nebraska law to
suit and would have done It In a ahort time, '
and we would have known just what wo
were doing. We would have been on the
ground, and that Is where we should have
been. Mark my words, If thia legislature
paseei an entire new revenue law made by
that committee it will pass a law that will
not be constitutional. It Is not probable,
though It ia possible, that any committes
of men like those we have, unused to such
work, can frame a revenue law In a week
that will atand the test. Its members will
find out when they get that bill before the
legislature that we will not take all of It
on faith." ,
Probably Turn Omaha Down.
Senators Hall and Umstead said today
that It waa likely tbat the legislature would
turn down the proposal of Omaha to tag
the railroad terminals. Senator Umstead
haa Jiibt returned from hla country home
and said that his people, he believed, were
opposed to the bill. "They fear that It will
reduce our tax collections," he said. "It
we allow cities to tax terminals for city
purposes, It ta more than probable that all
the money thua taken In by the cities from
the railroads for city purposes would be
taken out of the assessment made by the
State Board of Taxation for county and
state purposes." Both of these gentlemen
claim to be open to conviction, however,
and both admitted that they had not studied
the question carefully, and Senator Umstead
said he bad not heard the speechea of th
advocates of the terminal taxation.
When told ot the fear of the aenator that
the Board of Equalization would take oat
the assessment of the terminals made by
the city of Omaha from the assessment
made by the beard for state and county
purposes, one member of the board said:
"While I have not looked over the mat
ter very carefully, that Is, the bill that has
been Introduced, at first glance I am ot
the Impression that it is a Just measure,
and I am sure that If ( malm taxes the
terminals on an asacainnt nf $ir,mm,n'jo,
as its citizens are t r.nVavirlri.; to do for
I city purposes. It wouM hi ;tui. In my
opinion It would not n.aki' u.ij difference
to the rest of the state 1,1 ngrd to their
tax collections on railroad property. It
would not reduce the school tax, nor th
county tax, nor the state tax collections.
And if the bill becomes a law I don't aee
why we as a state board of equalisation
should feel called upon to take out ot our
valuation that amount ot money aasesaed
on tho terminals by the city of Omaha.'1"
Appeal to Prejudice.
The railroads are using many and va
rious arguments with the legislators to
be allowed to escape Just taxation. The
lobby la now making an endeavor to stir
up an opposition against the city of Omaha
by appealing to the political prejudice ot
the legislators. "This Is a republican leg
islature." the say, "and look how Omaba
knifed the republican candidate for con
gress and the head of the republican
ticket." Tbey are trying to show tbat It
would be unwise politically to allow
Omaha to levy a tax on the terminala for
city purposes. "You owe nothing to
Omaha," 'h-y tell the legislators, "be
cause Omaha didn't line up with a repub
lican congresnman ai'.d with a large major
ity for the republican candidate for gov
ernor. Let Omaha appeal to the demo
crats for aid. It haa done nothing to
merit anything at the hands of this re
And, strsnge as It may seem, even thta
kind of an argument will carry weight
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