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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, 1903-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
MERGER IS ENJOINED
Stock Held by 8ecuritie Company Beuuered
Worthless by OoarW
HOLDING FIRM DEPRIVED OF DIVIDENDS
Northern Paolfio and Great Northern Or
dered to Ignore Big Stockholder
ORIGINAL OWNERS MAY GET SHARES BACK
Illegal Combine Allowed to TUrene Trade
Made on Its Formation.
FOUR JUDGES BREAK RAILROAD TRUST
Issao Sweeping? Injunction Designed
to Restore Competition la Car
Tying Trad of Norths
BT. PACT April . The United Btatee
circuit court of appes'.s today at noon
handed down a decision In the United
Btatea agalnat The Northern Securities Com
pany, enjoining the company from voting
the stock of the Northern Paclno or Oreat
Northern Railroad companies, but allowing
the return of euch stock as had been de
livered to that holding company.
The opinion was unanimous, all four
Judgee concurring, but the opinion was writ
ten by Judge Thayer.
Securities Stock Rendered Worthless.
The substance of the order la In the de
cree, which le as follows:
A derres In favor of the United States
accordingly will be to the following effect:
Adjudging that the stock of the Northern
I'acltic and Great Northern Railway com
panies, now held by tha Securities company.
waa acquired In virtue of a combination
among the defendants In restraint of trade
and commerce among the several slates,
such aa the anti-trust act denounces aa
Illegal; enjoining the Becurltlea company
from acquiring or attempting to acquire
further atork of aald companlea; also en-Irlnlna-
It from voting such stock at any
meeting of the stockholders of either of
aaid railroad companies or exercising or
attempting to exercise any control, direc
tion or supervision of influence over the
acts or said companies or either of them
by virtue of Its holding such stock; en
Joining the Northern Pacific and Orent
Northern companies respectively, their of
ficers, directors or agents from permitting
such stock to be voted by the Northern
Securities company or any of Ita agents or
attorneys on Its behalf at any corporate
election for directors or officers of either of
snld companies, and likewise enjoining
them from paying any dividends to the Se
curities company on sccount of said stock
or permitting or suffering the Becurltlea
company to exercise any control, whatso
ever, over the corporate acts of aald com
panies or to direct the policy of either, and
ilnnily. cermlttlna; the Becurltlea comnnr
to return and transfer thla stock to the
stockholders of the Northern Pacific and
Oreat Northern companlea, any and all
shares of stock of those companies which
it may have received from such stock
holders In exchange for Ita own stock, or
to make such transfer and assignment to
euch person or persons as are now the
polders and owners of Its stock originally
Issued for the stock of said companies.
Parallel and Competing- Linos.
Circuit Judge Thayef stated the conclu
sions of the court. He recites the petition
. whioh was brought under the anti-trust act
of 1S&&, mui -add, that under the set of
February U. IMS, this ease, being of "gen-
oral pubtlo Importance," has been liven
precedence over othere and In every way
expedited. It Is declared that under the
admission of the defendants the matter of
fact are that the roada were parallel and
competing lines, that they had Jointly ae
cured control of the Burlington, that In
1901 a holding company had been formed
by large owners of the stock of the North-
era Part 11 o and Oreat Northern railways,
by which new company large stock Inter
ests bad been acquired at an agreed price,
and the court holds that "the echeme thus
devised and consummated led Inevitably
to the following results:
Flrst-4t placed trie control of the two
roads In the hands of a single person,
towlt: The Seourttles company, by virtue
.of Its ownership of a large majority of the
stock of both companies: second. It ds-
fttroyed every motive for competition be
tween the two roads engaged In Interstate
' tramo which were natural competitors for
business, by pooling the earnings of the two
roads for the combined benefit of the stock
holders of both companlea; and, according
in i no ramiuar ruie, ws must conclude that
those who conserved and executed the plan
aforesaid. Intended, among other things.
i aucooipiian (new oujccie.
Meaning? of. tat Word Traat.
Oct the point whether the present ease
somes within the Inhibition of the antl
trust acV the court dlacusses the meaning
hct the word "trust" in the act and adds
' that congress was careful to declare that
a combine In any other form, if in restraint
of trade cr eerfimerce, that is, if it directly
occasioned or effected such restraint, should
likewise be deemed Illegal. Moreover, In
cases rising under the act. it has been
held by the highest Judicial authority la
the nation, and its opinion has been re
iterated in no uncertain tone, that the act
applies to Interstate carriers of freight and
passengers, as well as to all other persons,
natural or artificial; that the words "In
restraint of trade of commerce," do not
mean unreasonable or partial restraint of
trade or commerce, but any direct restraint
thereof; that an agreement between com
petlng railroads, which requires them to
act in concert In fixing tha rate for the
carriage cf passenger or freight over their
respective lines from one state to another
and which by that meana restricts tern
porarlly the right of any other carriers to
name any ratea for the carriage , of such
freight or passengers over its rosd. ss it
plesses, is a contract In direct restraint
of commerce within the meaning of the
act, in that It tends to prevent competition
that It matters not whether, while acting
under such a contract, the. rate fixed 1
reasonarjie or unreasonable, the vice of
such a contract or combination being that
It confers tuv power to establish unrea
sonable rates and directly restrains com
merce by placing obstacles In the way of
free and unrestricted competition between
carriers who are natural rivals for patron
age; aud, finally, that -congress has the
power, under the grant of authority con
tained In the federal constitution, to regu
late commerce, to say that no contract or
combination shall be legal, which shall re
, strain Interstate trade or commerce by
shutting off the operation of the general
law of competition.
Bestratat of Commerce.
Under those propositions. It Is also held
(that if the stork had been entrusted to
one person, with Instructions how to vote
tt, "the result would have been a combina
tion la direct restraint of Interstate com
merce because tt gave power to suppress
The organisation of the securities com
pany, it is held, accomplishes the object,
which congress has denounced as Illegal,
toots effectually than by other methods, and
4; 80 far aa the New Jersey charter la con
(I earned, the question, broadly slated, which
I tlia court has to delermlue, is whethrr a
V barter granted by a atate can be used to
(Continued oa Fourth Page.)
RIENDS PAY LAST TRIBUTE
rat of Mrs. Porter la a Most Im
pressive Ceremony Many Promt
aeat People Aro There.
PARIS, April . The funeral of Mrs.
Porter, wl-. of the United 8tates ambas
sador, he' f ' ' o't.ock this morlng at
the Amerti'O,, ' v n the Rue de Berrl,
was an Imprest.,?' ty -'e, the heads 'of
the French govern!?. ,
the diplomatic corps '
' members of
sentatlves of the American
The front of the church was draped with
black and the walls and pillars of the In
terlor were also hung with black draper
ies. The chancel was filled with tall palms,
while Immediately la front of the altar
rested the casket hidden beneath a pro
fusion of beautiful floral offerings.
Ambassador Porter, who was ascom-
panled by his daughter, Elsie, heavily veiled.
bore the ordeal with fortitude. Accom
panying the mourners were relatives. In-
tlmate friends of the family and officials
of the embassy staff.
Rev. Dr. Thurbur conducted the simple
service. In his Invocation Dr. Thurber
made a feeling reference to the beauty of
the character of Mrs. Porter. The choir
sang Mrs. Porter's favorite hymns, "Jesus,
Lover of My Soul," and "Lead, Kindly
At the conclusion of the ceremony, fol-
owlng the established custom, Madame
"01 na various miniD.n 01 ine mm-
lstry addressed a few 'Words of personal I
symnattar to the ambassador and hla I
. . a . , - m . . I
After the public service the casket was I
borne to the mortuary chapel adjoining
the church, where it will remain until Its
remove! to America.
PERFORMS ANCIENT CEREMONY
Emperor Francis Joseph Assists
Washing; Feet of Twelve
VIENNA, April 9. Emperor Francis
Joseph, assisted by the archduke In the
Hofburg, today performed the ancient Holy
Thursday ceremony of washing the feet of
twelve aged men. Their ages ranged from
92 to 99, aggregating 1,082 years.
Tha emperor first placed dishes of food
before each man, which the archduke re
moved immediately afterward, the viands
being sent later to the men's homes. The
ceremony ended with the emperor hanging
bag containing thirty pieces of silver
around each man's nerk. His majesty ap
peared to be In excellent health..
There was a large gathering of court.
diplomatic and military officials present.
lni.1uln. 1 niK.i.anr fltAM, an4 TUIfm
Btorer. Second Secretary Rives. Military
Attache Harris, the British ambassador,
Sir F. R. Plunkett and Lady Plunkett, and
the duchess of Marlborough.
LIBERAL ELECTED TO SEAT
Vacancy la Division of Cornwall
Filled by Iii-eveased Majority
LONDON,' April . The parliamentary
vacancy in the Camborne division of Corn- I
wall, due to the deatlt of V. EUCalnW pts-
gresslve . liberal, was filled today by tbs
return of Sir Wilfred Lawson, wlta aa In-
creased liberal majority. I
The liberal success probably was due to I
the dissatisfaction t the non-conformist of tne country, far above all political ques
Comlshmen with the government's sduca- I tlons of the day. He confined much of his
tlonal measures. .
Sir Wilfred Lawson's eleetlon brinss back
to Westminster a picturesque figure, long
known for hie vehement Interest In the
cause of temperance. I
Colonial Secretary Chamberlain aent a
telegram to the electors pointing out that
throughout the war Sir Wilfred had "in-
variably sympsthlied with the enemies of
PRAY BEFORE THEY SHOOT
To tho Accompaniment of Religions
- Exhortations Moor Insurgents
Mako an Attack.
MADRID, April . A dispatch from
Melllla, Morocco, gives details of the fight
ing at Frajana. It says that ths insurgents
msde a desperate attack on the fortress of
Frajana April " S. After the customary
prayers ths tribesmen advanced with a
wild rush, to the accompaniment of reli
Twice they attempted to carry the fort-
ress by assault, but were repulsed by well-
directed fusillades, which killed numbers
of the Insurgents. During the attack the
powder supply of the tribesmen exploded,
killing many of them.
SAILORS TURN PIRATES
elso Bloop to Ball Main, Overhaul
American Vessel and Fleo to
MEXICO CITT. April 9 News comes
fmm TOrlttHh UnnfliiN. r i .vnulta I
" ' - . ""'.- '
some British sailors, who, It Is alleged,
aelzed a sloop, fitted it up as a pirate craft
and set forth in search ot adventure.
They seised sn American fruit vessel and
took money. Then greatly alarmed over
the piratical act returned to the mainland
and fled Into the tungle interior, whero tbey
are still in hiding.
Usurer Is Sentenced.
BERLIN, April 9. Helnrlch Parlser, a
wealthy money lender, waa sentenced today
to two years' Imprisonment and to pay a
fine of $1,500 for usury. Sixty specifica
tions were brought, Including the com-
plaints ot several noblemec and army offi
cers, in one Instance he charged a Baron
von "H." (the court did not permit his
name to bo known) 26 per cent, which the
baron paid, though he had an unmortgaged
Income from a landed estate amounting to
$25,000 yearly. Another exceptional caae
waa that of a millionaire who paid Interest
at tha rate of 100 ner c.nt fnr Knr.i.rn.
loan of $5,000. Parlser admitted having
charged the ratea mentioned, but he said
that the enormous risks reduced his profits
to 10 per cent on the capital Invested and
aaid hla "gambling on human nature" en
abled him to make only 5 per cent more
than in regular business. Part of his re.
turn for so hazardoua an undertaking "waa
the dally battle with unscrupulous noble
Eagllsh Waat Conceaalona.
LONDON. April 9 Negotiations are pro.
ceeding, according to the Birmingham Post,
between the l'nted Statea and Great
Britain, with the object of obtaining cer
tain privileges for British commerce
through the 1'snama canal, when built. The
Post saya the conceaslons Include shops for
repairing and coaling ships and privileges
helpful to ths British squadrons In North
Atlantic and Weat Indian waters in return
for facilities to be granted to the United
SEES POSSIBLE CIVIL WAR
Watterton Fear Armed Conflict Between
Labor and Capital
URGES NORTH AND LOUTH TO HEAL SORES
Potato to Jfearro Probleaa, Claiming;
that BasTraso Haa Proved Falloro
and Caaaot Succeed Till
CHICAGO. April . At the annual din
ner of the Hamilton club at the Auditorium
hotel tonight Henry Watterson responded
to the toast, "Peace Between the Sections,"
and took occasion to decry the attempts
some northerners are, in hie opinion, mak
ing to turn the negro Into a white man.
At the same time he struck a note of warn
ing, expressing fears of another civil war
between labor and capital.
After analysing tha war of secession and
Its causes, aa he saw them, he went on:
I grew ud to rerard the institution of
African slavery as a monstrous evil. With
a gray jacket on my bnck I abated no part
of my abhorrence of It. The war over, I
fully realised that the negro could not be
suspended, like Mahomet s coffin. In the
air; that he must be made a freeman In
fact, as he was In name; that he must be
habilitated to hla new belonelnaa. But
after thirty vears of observation. exDerl-
n,rJ ""d reflection, I am forced to agree
fun me nrririary ul war inni nrxro sun.-
rage a failure. It Is a failure because
the southern blacks are not equal to it.
".A8 a. failure because the southern whites
will not have It.
1 i-ne nesro can naver heenm In anv
beneficent, or genuine sense, an Integral
"na recognized part of the body politic
except through the forces of evolution
which are undoubtedly at work, but which
in the nature of the case must needs go
exceedingly alow. Where there is one
negro fit for cltlsenshlp, there are myriads
wholly unfit. Remove everv white demo
crat today living In the south and replace
mm wim a norinern repuDiican, ana twelve
months hence the conditions will be the
same, may be worse, since the northern
republican would not be likely to have
either the patience, or the personal sym
pathy ar.d knowledge, possessed by the
Then he struck a note of warning. It
was customary, he said, to regard the 111
feeling Incident to the war as dead and
done with, but the present attitude of the
north was such as might. If not Actually
stirring up renewed trouble, serve to so
far estrange the two sections that the con
servative forces of the north and south
would not be able to coalesce when. If
ever, the threatened war of labor and
capital broke out between the east and
west. In this connection he noted that the
same ambiguous clause waa still retained
in the constitution which gave color to the
civil war, and which would still allow any
state to claim independence without Ita
cUlteM lng guilty of treason
HANNA PLEADS" FOR PEACES
Frees Employe to Confer with
Men and Thai Avoid
ERIE, Pa., April 9. Senator Hanna was
the guest of honor and principal speaker
tonight at the second snnual banquet of
the Erie Chamber of Commerce in 8cott's
Music hslL' , , , ' it , . v. .
fSenatny, Hanna responded to -the toast,
Capital . 'and Labor." making a forcible
and churact eristic address. He begsn by
saying that his subject was most dear to
heart and most Important to the people
remans to nis connection with the otvle
federation, its objects and alms and the
T,t amount of good work It had done.
1 a" eaeraiion, no aeciarea, experienced
0Dly 000 failure, a settlement of the great
col striKe of last summer. He did not.
however, consider that a failure, as when
the "'"lenient was effected by the coal com;
nl"lon tne men secured better conditions
thn ba nad asked for them from the
Employers should, he said, take the
Initiative in asking their employes for a
conference on grievances, when all strikes
would be avoided.
ARREST REPORTER IN PARK
Anthorlttea Gnard President Acalnst
Newspaper Men, Ono of Whom
. ' Is Held.
CINNABAR Mont., April !. President
Roosevelt made an early start this morn
ing from his headquarters In the park for
an extended trip through certain portions
I ot tDe reserve. There are a large number
of mountain Hons in the park and as ths
I authorities are making a determined effort
I to exterminate them it Is possible the pres-
1 ldent may get a few shots during bis stay
Notwithstanding that numerous notices
bai1 ben lyeB to the """"'d worl1 th-
00 newspaper uivu wuuiu d auoweu. id me
park while the president was there, one
enterprising reporter tried to force his
way in. He rode a horse and had a dog
with him. The man was srrested before
be bad proceeded far and the dog shot
La1 th8 correspondent was released.
Itiii i-iir-r. sin rnnuin iinuini
I nltVLO MIL! drnilMU ,MUVINU
Loot Residence While Mistress So.
. perlntends Removal of Her
NEW TORK. April 9. A man and eight
boys looted a house on East Fifty-third
street this afternoon. They carried off
$5,000 worth of bric-a-brac, silverware and
Jewelry. Seven of the boys hsvs been sr
rested. One of them, 8 yesrs old. eon
fessed, snd told the names of tha others.
The house was occupied by Mrs. Elizabeth
Dempsey, who waa moving at the time.
Mrs. Dempsey left the house at noon and
returned at I to find the bouse had been
ransacked and almost everything portable
I na 6een oerrlea on- 1 na ponce learned
that a man and a number of amall boys had
teeB carrying articles from the house, pre-
sumably neiping tne moving
SENATOR STONE SELLS FARM
I Iowa Maa tha Parchaser aad Paya
a Small .Forts no
NEVADA. Mo., April 9. (Special Tele
gram.) The 4S0-acre farm of Senator Wil
liam J. Stone, In Badger township, Vernon
county, was sold today to A. M. Lents, an
Iowa man, for $11,600.
DEMOCRATS NAME C. F. CLINE
Nominate Candidate to Fight Repah-
llcaas aad Populists for
DODGB CITT. Kan., April 9 C. F. Cllne
of Stafford was nomlnsted todsy by the
I democrats of the Seventh congressloasl dls-
I trlct to succeed Chester U Long.
OFFICER GOES FOR KELLEY
Jlew York Man Most Answer la Courts
of Missouri Alum Baking
ST. LOUIS, April . The. April grand
Jury, Impaneled today In the criminal
division of the St. Louis circuit court by
Judge Ryan, took up the chargea of bribery
growing out of the state alum baking pow
Charges havo been made by lieutenant
Governor John A. Lee that Daniel J. Kslley
of New Tork. alleged legislative agent of
the baking powder trust, attempted to give
him $1,000 lo secgrs the appointment of a
senate committee that would handle the
bill to repeal the law prohibiting the man
ufacture of ."alum" baaing powder in Mis
souri for the Interests of the trust.
Kelley, who was srrested in New Tork
City several days Vgo at the request of
Governor Dockery, was later releaaed on
his own recognizance. A requisition for
Kelley, signed by Governor Dockery, le now
in the hsnds of a St. Ixiuls detective, en
route to New Tork CUv. and a telegram
has been sent by Circuit Attorney Folk to
District Attorney Jerome, asking that
Kelley be rearrested and held to await the
arrival of the requisition papers.
Among the witnesses to appear before
the grand Jury are several state senators
and Whitney Lsyton, a manufacturer of
anti-trust baking powder, who Is alleged
to have been compelled to move his plant
from Missouri bythe legislation said to
have been secured by Kelley.
Circuit Attorney Folk has charge of the
prosecution here and is assisted by Attor
ney General Crow, v , -
Circuit Attorney Folk said to the Asso
ciated Press: . . ,
The Investigation, bertin by the grand
Jury here today Is. preliminary to that to
be made at Jefferson City next Monday,
when the Cole county grand Jury- will re
convene and take; up the -matter fully.
Most of the money alleged to have been
used In securing favorable legislation Is
thought to have been paid out in Jefferson
county and there will be held the more
Important part, of the Investigation.
NEW TORK, April . Daniel J. Kelley
failed to appear at the Tombs police court
today. When he was arraigned on Tues
day he was allowed to go 0a1 his prom lee
tbst he would be In court today.
GOVERNOR DAVIS IS ACCUSED
Chief Exeentlre "of Arkansas .May Be
Impeached If Coaamltteo Re
port o Adopted.
. LITTLE ROCK. Ark., April 9. The ways
and means committee of the house today
filed Its report on the Investigation,
charges preferred against Governor Davis
by Attorney General Muroby. on behalf of
the state penitentiary board.
The report, which ie a voluminous one.
Is accompanied by about 1,000 typewritten
pages. The -rtooamlttee Is divided In Its
findings, seven of the eleven members sign
ing tha majority report. ..finding certain
charges sustained .ty 1 the evidence, - the
three principal ones tnlng tho alleged mis-"
use of contingent funds. - of a private
car furnished by the Ctocta railway, and
acceptance of coal from s concern .-which
was supplying the state institutions.
evidence being Introiite-his Intention
t.p.y tor it..-:., -: .'--w
Three memDers siKOfc"T,?irt exonerate
ing both Governor Davis and the members
of ths penitentiary board of any action of
a criminal nature.
A motion was detested to postpone fur
ther consideration of the reports for a
week. A motion ie now being discussed
to" accept the majority report. - If It Is
adopted impeachment proceedings may fol
low. SAYS WRIGHT INVENTS ASSETS
Secretary of Dofanct Company Files
Strong- Charges Against Flee,
NEW TORK. April 9. Among the affi
davits presented in the Whl taker Wright
case waa one by John J. Hlama, formerly
secretary of the London and Globe com
Mr. Hiame declares that Wright always
changed the annual reports; that In one of
the snnual reports an Item showed $400,-
000 on hand, when as a matter of tact most
of ths nroney had been borrowed a few
days befors the statement was Issued from
another of Wright's corporations and re
WASHINGTON. ' April 9. Notloe was
served todsy on ths clerk of the supreme
court that Whitaker Wright will appeal
from the refusal of the federal circuit court
sitting In New Tork to admit him to ball or
to Issue a writ of habeas corpus.
SAY FLOWER BRIBES TOO
Authorities Try Doctor aa Result
of Chorees Asralast
NEW TORK, April 9. Dr. R. C. Flower
was charged today by Aaslstant District
Attorney Garvan with attempting to bribe
Captain Titus when the latter waa chief of
the detective bureau. Ths allegation was
based upon affidavits made by Dr. Flower
and othera accusing Andrew D. Melery with
the larceny of $2,500, alleged to bavs been
given him to bribe Titus.
Jewell Flower, Dr. Flower's son, said hs
hsd drawn up the affidavits. Maglstrste
Barlow, who was hearing the caae, aald the
affidavits hsd been submitted to him and
that be had ordered the assistant district
attorney to make the charge against Dr.
Flower. The caae was adjourned until
BLACKS DEMOLISH CITY HALL
Attack Building; In Which Whites
Dance, Afterwards Sustaining
LAWREN'CEBL'RO, Ind., April 9. A mob
of negroes numbering nearly fifty, attack
ing the town hall of Clevea, O., thla morn
ing, completely demolished Ita -walla, roof
and wlndowa with boulders, clubs and bul
lets. A number of young white people were
dsnctng in the hall and several were
slightly Injured. With drawn revolvers the
white men chased the black mob away. A
running fight through the town followed
and many shots were fired.
RIOTOUS JUDGE IS REMOVED
Virginia Hoaso Votes to Vnseat
Jnrlat Who Horaowhlpped ,
RICHMOND. Va., April 9. The house of
delegatea voted to remove Judge Clarence
Campbell of Amherst county from the
bench for flogging Rev. Dr. Crawford of
the State Anti-Saloon league. The dlvisloa
was 63 to I. The removal resolution goes
to Ute senate for concurrents.
HOWELL WINS THE VICTORY
Secures BtTenteen Delegates More Thai
Enough to Homintte.
CONNOLLY AND STREETER RUN CLOSE
Howell's Opponents Aro t'auble to
Carry Their Own tVsurds Singu
lar I y Close Contest la
Democrat to City Primaries.
Howell Antl- Total
Delea-ates. Howell. Vote.
Edward E. HoweU won the victory at the
democratic prlmarlts .yesterday, and will In
all probability bs nomlnsted for mayor at
the city convention Saturday night. There
will he a total of 115 delegates In the con
vention snd ot thene Howell has elected
seventy-five, .or seventeen more than the
number necessary to nominate.
James P. Connolly ot the First ward snd
Ed S. Streeter of the Seventh were tho
msyorslty candldstes who opposed Howell
at ths primaries, but both of them failed to
tarry their home wards, and their names
are not likely to be hesrd In the conven
tion. Just whst the forty sntl-Howell dele
gates who were elected yesfrday will do In
the convention as to a mayoralty candidate
la problematical. It la possible that they
may spring ,a dark horse snd give him a
complimentary vote at least. The fifteen
dolegates elected In the Sixth ward without
opposition are pledged to vote for Ed P.
Smith for mayor, but ten of them are un
derstood to hsve s'rong Howell lesnlngs.
" The strife in the First wsrd between tho
Streeter-Howell snd Connolly delegations
became quite bitter during the afternoon,
and especially so In the evening, when the
Judgee snd clerks were engaged In sorting
snd counting the bsllots. The Connolly
supporters endesvored upon several oc
casions to have the clerk and Judge throw
out Streeter-Howell ballots which were
held to be spoiled, while In reality they
were only crudely marked. The Intense
feeling over the result came to a focus Just
before the vote waa canvassed, when three
fist fights occurred, none ot the participants
receiving .any Injurtea other than slightly
bruised countenances. The vote cast was
quits hesvy, the Howell slate being elected
by a small majority, receiving 135 votes,
against 124 for Connolly. . ,
In the Second ward the .conteet was suf
ficiently warm to make the Howell ad
herents canvass the ward very closely for
air the '"democratic votes In that district
which might be secured, for their .delega
tion, aad there was no laziness shown In the ;
Hawaii earns. The successful Howell ticket
vt er'jy b a sote tit vw,tmo o one.
the high vote being 1M jor howbh is i
Connolly. . During the time the polls were
open but little excitement .was; caused rr
clashes Jetween the supporters of ths two
delegations and after the vote waa .;an
vaased the battle of ,the ballota was grace
fully accepted and later discussed over
flowing cups in a neighboring saloon where
the crowd congregated.
The Third ward sends a solid Howell
delegation of fifteen members to the con
vention, the same being understood . as
pledged to Charles Schnauber for council
man. Pat Ford, sr., led In the balloting
with 149. The low men on ths Howell
ticket were M. Landon and Moses Coons
with 1ST eseh. The high men on the
Streeter-Connolly ticket were Pstrick
Lahey and Jamea Shea, with 101 each, nte
total vote of the ward was 241 and It is
charged by the election officers that be
cause of an error In the offloe of the city
clerk In preparing the registration .books
about forty residents ot the ward were de
prived of voting, their names not appear,
ing on the regiatration books, while many
namea of residents along Fifteenth street
were duplicated. A policeman Inside ths
voting plsce at 1024 Dodge street excluded
all except the election officere snd one chal
lenger tor each olds, while another .officer
kept the workers on the opposite side ot the
street, with the result that there was ns
disorder during the dsy.
. Fourth Ward.
Jn ths hotly-contested Fourth wsrd the
antis elected Abbott, Fitzgerald, Gillespie
and Oonden, snd ths Howell . fsctlon.
Weaver, 8esy. Dillrance, Besen and Calla
han. The ward Is entitled to twelve dele
gatea and for the remaining three places
there are six sntis and one Howell man
tied with 10$ votee each. The antls bsvs
proposed that the na-jies of all the tied
men be put In a hat and three drawn,
which would give the Howell man a chance
of drawing the one they would have In
the bunch. But the Howell faction demurs
to this and wants to put six of their names
in against six ot the antls. It now looks
as though ths matter might have to go to
the city committee and perhaps to tns
convention, in which svent the Howell fac
tion would have a decided advantage. The
total vote of the ward waa 207. making 104
the majority. Abbott, with 106 votes, was
high man of the day, and Weaver, with
105, the high man on ths Howell list. The
low man on the Howell list waa James
Clha. with 99, and the low man on the
antls' list was George E. Tager. with 10L
The Fifth ward delegation, as elected,
calls Itself ths "independent" delegation
and la pledged to support for msyor the
best and strongest democrst that can bs
Induced to make ths race; for city clerk.
M. P. O'Connor; for tax commlaaloner, Wil
liam Fleming; for comptroller, C. O. Lo
beck; for councilman, Hobart Williams.
There were 211 votes polled at tbs pri
mary. Of these 123 were etralght antl
Howell votee and 64 Howell votes, with
2$ scratched and f spoiled tickets. The
high men on the successful or antl-Howell
ticket are John E. Reagan and John F.
Moriarlty, with 141 votes each. The low
man on this ticket received 131 votes snd
is A. A. Arter. The two high men on the
Howell ticket are Martin Tigbe and Thomas
H. Dalley, who got 81 votes each, and the
low man la Elmer Welmer, who received
There wss no contest in ths Sixth ward,
the delegation being conceded to Ed P.
Smith. Sixty-one votes were csst. The
delegation will bs for George Smith s a
candidate for the city council.
Edwsrd Howell's delegation won handily
over that pledged to Ed Streeter la ths
(Continued oa Second Page.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska Showers and Colder
Friday; Saturday lobably Fair.
Temperature nt Omaha Ycaterdayi
Hour, : Pes. Hour. Deer.
6 a. m HI 1 P. ! T4
a. m...... 44 a p. na TT
T a, 4H S i, ii TH
M a, H.1 4 p. m T
a. m IW 5 p. m TN
lO a. m J4 p. m TO
It a. m...... l T p. na T3
12 tn TS R p. na Tl
REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES TODAY
List of Polling- Placca la tho Dif
ferent Wards of tho
Republican primaries will be held Fri
day from 12 o'clock noon until 7 o'clock
In the evening. The polling places in the
different wards are as follows:
First Ward 1703 South Tenth street.
Second Wsrd 1433 South Sixteenth street.
Third Ward 313 North Fifteenth street.
Fourth Wsrd Bee building.
Fifth Ward Ed Morgan a, nea Sixteenth
and Corby streets.
Sixth Wsrd Idlewlld hall, Twenty-fourth
and Grant streets.
Seventh Ward 1607 South Twenty-ninth
Eighth Ward Chris Boyer's, Twenty
second and Cuming streets.
Ninth Ward 2818 Farnam street.
The delegates selected will meet In con
vention Saturday afternoon to nominate
candidates for the elective municipal offi
cers. The. delegations favorable to Mayor
Moores In all cases occupy the second place
on the official ballot, the top position having
been given to the nntt-delegatlona. In
most of the wards the voters will also
express preferonco for councilman.
CUTS HIS THROAT ON TRAIN
Despondent Illinois Farmer Takea His
Own Life While Trav
W. W. Connelly, a resident of Elmwood.
III., wss discovered dead with his throat
cut on Union Paclflo train No. by ths
conductor Just sfter leaving South Omaha.
When the train reached the Union station
Coroner Brailey was sent for and took
charge ot the remains.' The Identity of
the man was disclosed by letters in his
pockets snd a telegram waa aent to Mra.
Anna Connelly. A reply was received at a
late hour from Mayor W. J. Smith or Elm
wood, directing that the body be aent for
ward to that place, which will be done
Connelly was a passenger from Elko,
Nev., which is on the Central Pacific, and
had been a through passenger. He was a
man of about 40 yeara of age and appeared
to have been in poor health. Thla assump
tion Is borne out by the contents of a
letter from the wife of ths dead man. In
which she says that she is sorry to hear
that ha is not feeling well. The letter was
couched In very loving terms, and gives
an aecount of the writer's success In get
ting along with ts fgrni during tho hus
band's absence. It la thought that the
deed -wag Mie rcswlLpf dsapoudencv. jver. ill
The discovery wss rajde by tie conductor
who In collecting tickets tried, the toilet
room doer. The dead man lay against this
and It was with difficulty that he could Ufl
removed from the room. He had cut his
throat right across with an ordinary pocket
knife. The train arrived in Omaha about
5:45 o'clock. Deceased hsd only 85 cents
In his pockets.
TORNADO SWEEPS KANSAS
Great Damage Is Reported from Alta
mont, but Without
JOPLIN, Mo., April 9. A tornado passed
over, southesstern Kansas st 4 this after
noon. Passengers on sn eastbound 'Frisco
train say It waa reported at Altamont, as
the train passed through, that a tornado
had paaaed over the town and had done
much damage.' No further particulars can
HANCEVILLE, Ala., April I. Two more
deaths resulted today from the tornado
which swept the country west of here on
Wednesday. They are Isabella McCoy, sged
6, and Eftle McCoy. Two other members
ot the same family are alao expected to die.
POISONS CANDY TO SLAY FOE
Indiana Man Sends Sweets Saturated
with Araonlo to Old
INDIANAPOLIS, April 9. David Good
win of Wayne 'county is under arrest,
charged with attempting to poison Joseph
Meyers of Richmond, his wife and 12-year-old
daughter. Ho bought candy and gave
It to the little daughter to send to her
..n analysis by Frank Hlnton, with whom
the Goodwin child lives, shows ths stuff to
be satursted with srsenlc. Goodwin for
merly worked for Meyers.
KEENE POOL JS DISSOLVED
Southern Paclflo Stock Collected to
Fight Uarrlman Is Dis
tributed. NEW TORK. April 9. Official announce
ment waa made today ot the dissolution of
ths Southern PsclSo pooL Mr. Tsylor
msde the announcement. He said alao that
ths stock had been distributed. Mr. Taylor
confirmed the report that Mr. Keene Is to
tske a trip to Europe.
Movements of Ocean Vessels April O.
At New Tork Arrived: Pennsylvania.
from Hamburg via Boulogne and Plymouth.
Sailed: LaBretagne, for Harve; Koenlgln
iuiae, ior uremen via nymoutn and rner
bourg; Armenian for Liverpool; Neuxtrla,
for Marsellea via Gibraltar; Deutchland,
At Liverpool Arrived: Celtic, from New
Tork via yueenstown. Sailed: Irishman,
for Portland; Mayflower, for Boston via
Queenstown; Pretorlan, for Halifax and St.
John, N. B , via Movllle.
At uiwanar r asaeo: Kavenna. rrom
New York, for Napiea and Genoa.
At Queenstown Arrived: I'ltonla, from
Boston, for Liverpool, and proceeded.
Sailed: Germanic, from Liverpool, for New
At Halifax Arrived: Laurentian, from
At Havre Arrived: La Savole, from New
At Calcutta Balled: Eva, for Ban Fran
cisco. At Maulmaln Arrived : Ellerlc, from
Portland, Ore., via Manila.
At I'upenhagen Arrived; Noorge, from
Nw York via Christians.
At Tha IJxard Passed: Kensington from
New York, for Antwerp.
At Loudon Balled: Manltou, for New
At Napiea Sailed: California, for New
At Genoa Arrived: Commonwealth, from
Boston via Ponta del Gada..
At Movllle Arrived: Corinthian, from
Bt. John, N. B., and Halifax, for Liverpool,
LAWMAKERS GO HOME
final Dissolution of the Legislator Not
Marked by Any Strennout Beenes.
MEMBERS JOIN IN SINGING "AMERICA"
Governor Mioev Appears in Person aud
Addreuei Both louses.
STATEMENT OF THE APPROPRIATIONS
Senator Anderson Places Them at $3,650,
000 and Revenue in Exoesi of That
DIVERGENT VIEWS ON TAX VALUATION
Governor and Auditor Two Hundred
Million Dollars Apart on Their
Estimates of tho Probahlo
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April 9 (Special ) The
twenty-elghth session of the Nebrsska
legislature adjourned sine die at 11:30
p. m. today. Having convened Tuesday,
January 6, the bouse exceeded the sixty
day limit by six and the senate by eight
days. Nominally the hour of final ad
journment was 1 o'clock, and 'the dsy
Wednesday (yesterday), that time having
been decided on by Joint resolution.
Therefore the old clocks In each chamber,
which had lent themselves to so many
similar tricks In previous legislatures tn
deceitful silence recorded the formal hour.
Not since 1 o'rlock yesterday morning hss
etthet house or senate taken an adjourn
ment; the Interims all hava been "five
The closlug scenes In both houses were
uneventful. The end csme in cold formal
ity and with but a small fragment of the
membership of either body present. The
greater number of senstors and representa
tives had left for their homes on the pre
vious night or this morning, since the ses
sion waa practically ended last night, when,
at 10 o'clock, in the house the last measure
was passed. The galleries, lobb'cs and
those parts of the floors usually occupied
by visitors were deserted. Quietly and
without ostentation - the affairs In each
branch of this law making body wore ter
minated, whea Speaker Mockett In the
house and a few minutes later President
Pro Tem Harrison in the senate, dropped
their gavols upon their desks and formally
declared the respective housee adjourned
sine die. ' '
The senate completed Ita work last night
and remained In session only to wait until
the house could wind up Its affairs, all ot .
which was done last night save the signing
of a few bills by the speaker which the
law requires dono In the presence of the
house. This delay was due to aa una
eldable rush In the enrolling rooms. The
houses convsned at 9:30 this morning. As
fast as ths bills Could be brought frum the -enrolling
rooms they were signed by the
speaker 'and ent. to the T governor. . AH
wor senate files, -,-The. freqiiertt exchange A
of visit of tha "clerks from' the two Honser
and the occasional pj)arine e of the gov
ernor's private secretary -vere about all '
that transpired to sustain the life of the
dying session. Members were 'Occupying
the time in a general handshaking festival
and many of them left for their houes be
fore the end came.
Dartley Committee Discharged.
The house awoke from Its dying dream
long enough to adopt a resolution Intro
duced by Knox of Buffalo, requesting thst
the committee appointed to Investigate the
so-called Bsrtley cigar box, ot which com
mittee Mr. Knox was chairman, be dls- ,
charged from further duty.
It waa 12:15 when the speaker affixed
hla signature to the last bill and Deles
Dernier of Csss offered a motion thst the
speaker appoint a committee of three to
proceed to t'ue senate and Inform that
body that the house had finished Its work
snd was ready to adjourn. Deles Dernier,
chairman, Jahnel of Washington and Ken
nedy of Douglas were appointed. Immedi
ately 'Douglas of Rock moved that a com
mittee be appointed to watt upon the gov
ernor, in company with a like committee
from the senate, inform his excellency that
the legislature had reaohed the end of Its
labors and oak him If hs bad any further
messages to transmit.' Douglas, Bartoo ot
Valley and Fries ot Howard were named
on this committee. The respective com
mittees in the sensts were composed of
these members: . Brown of Keya Paha,
Cox of Hamilton, Mall of Burt, O'Neill of
Lancaster and Jennings of Thayer.. Each
committee attended to its formal work and
the Joint committee to wait upon the chief
executive returned with hlra tn person,
going first to the house, where Governor
Mickey made this brief address:
Governor Thanks Legislators.
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of this House;
I wish to Inform you that 1 have no fur
ther message to transmit to your honorable
body for Its official consideration. But I
have one message that 1 wr aid not forego
the pleasure of transmitting, and In order
that I may derive the treaUst pleasure
j from it I come In person to convey that
mitaiKfl to you. i wmn to rxprwi my sin
cere thanks tn this body for Its geherous
and thouKhtful consideration of the gov
ernor during our deliberations this winter,
and to express the appreciation and grati
tude for the cordial relatione that hava ex
isted between us. i would not fell to ex-
rrese to you personally my alncere regard
or you aa gentlemen. And let me aay, In
the sincerity nf my heart, that In all my
thlrtv-flve vears' residence and exoerlenca
In Nebraska I have never known a auperlnr
body or men exsemuiea as tne House of
representatives In this stste. I have com
mended your work, and I commend It now.
Almost in its entirety have I, as the chief
executive of the state, approved the labors
of thla honorable body. While ws have
differed In some Instances, I feel, and I
believe that you feel those differences wero
Inspired from true hearts and sincere mo
tives, and so we can part knowing that our
official relatione are whole; that each has
done hla duty the very best that he knew
how. I extend to you all the heartiest wish
for life's test favors. .
The governor was heartily cheered and
Epeaker Mockett immediately aald:
I take It on myself to express to you.
Governor Mickey, the cordial feeling whlrri
thla hojae has for your sincerity of pur-
fiose and the high admiration and respect
t haa for your administration aa governor,
and to add that we have In you, aa a gen
tleman and chief executive of this great
commonwealth, the utmost conndenoe.
The governor was escorted to ths senate
chamber, where he epoke la almoet Iden
tical terms, assuring the members of ths
upper branch of the leglslatuVs that thslr
labors had entitled them snd rseelved from
him ths highest approbation he could be
stow. Declares Session Ended.
Loomls of Dodge, ths vsnerabla leader
of the minority, made tho motion te ad
journ sins die in the house st 11:20. Mr.
Loomls' motion was couched In charac
teristic lsnguage, being eloquent enough to
appeal to the aentlmenta snd emotions of
sveryons lu the hall. The motion was
carried, end Speaker Mockett, letting hie
gsvel fall Ormly on hla high desk, pro
nounced the .formal sentence of laal ad-
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