Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 25, 1903, PART I, Image 1

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    The Omaha 'Daily Bee.
Contending Faction in Illinois Legislature.
Agree to Temporary Trace.
Deem Eribery Committee One-Sided and
So Increase It Site.
Clarence Darrev Moves Resolution Which
Carrie; Easily.
later Ocean' Chief Makea Charge
Horn. Would Wlah Investigated
Before Traction Bills Are
Finally Disposed Of.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., April 24. Until the
oommittee appointed by bpoaker Miller to
Investigate the charge ot bribery has re
ported and George W. Hlnman ot Chicago
baa been summoned before the bar of the
bouse, te prove similar charges, published
In the Inter Ocean, no action will be taken
on any of the traction bills. This was de
termined upon by the anti-Miller forces to
dsy, and they carried It through by the
passage of the Hlnman resolution.
The opponents of the Miller faction firmly
believe no proof of bribery will be forth
coming. Calm Succeed Storm.
The session opened this morning amid
a calm after the storm of ' yes
terday, although there wae a decided under
current of feeling against 8peaker Miller
which threatened to break out again If any
thing similar to the tactics, of yesterday
was attempted.
The chief Interest In the traction question
centered around the appointment ot the
committee to Investigate the bribery
charges. The speaker would not announce
the members ot the committee this morning
and none ot his followers would give out
the names if they knew them.
The .members opposed to Miller flatly de
clared that they did not believe there was
anything In the charge and announced their
Intention ot pushing home the matter In
such a way that he would be compelled to
Iirove his assertion or admit that he could
not make It good.
In accordance with an agreement reached
this morning between the two factions, no
effort was made to approve the Journal of
yesterday and the proceedings ot yesterday
were left open.
At 10:20 Mr. Llndlejr asked the unanimous
consent of the house for the consideration
of the Llndloy bill and requested further
that the consent should cover all the
amendments. The consent was obtained and
Mr. Ltndley entered upon an exhaustive
discussion ot traction legislation past and
Speaker's Kamiaee Unpopular.
While he was speaking. Representative
Schlagenhauf attempted to force the brib
ery question before the bouse by calling a
point ot oraer un ma lengiu ui mr. juiuu
ley's spcecb. Bchlagoahauf, however, was
Induced by bis friends to withdraw bis ob
jection and Mr. Llndley continued.
Later Mr. Schlagenhauf again rose, say
ing charges had been made that bribery bad
been used to advance the Interests ot the
Mueller bill and he thought the honor of
the house required that such charges be
Investigated before any action was taken or
investigated before any action was taken
on the bill. He then submitted a resolu
tion calling for the Investigation of
charges made by Oeorge W. Hlnman of
Chicago, publisher of the Inter Ocean.
The resolution, which calls for Mr. Hln-
Tuesday, was adopted unanimously, eight
members being absent and not voting.
I Representative Morris introduced a
I resolution ordering an appointment of a
committee ot five to investigate the charges
of attempted bribery which were made yes
terday by Speaker Miller. It was adopted
and tho speaker named Represen'atlves
V.'beelor, Kopf, Morris, Johnson and Farley
to constitute the committee. All are per
aonal friends and adherents of the speaker.
The omission of Mr. Rlnaker's name,
kho. on Thursday moved the appointment
fot tbo committee, stirred the antl-MUler
Vfople to wrath, and Clarence S. Djrrow of
Cook county, moved that the committee be
increased to eleven and that Representa
tives Rlnaker, McKinley, Trautmann,
Bundy, Shurt,leff and McManahan be made
( dditlonal members. The motion was car
ried by 72 to 0.
Upon motion of Representative Rlnaker
all action on the traction bills was put over
until Tuesday, when Mr. Hlnman Is sum
moned to appear, and when tho committee
appointed this morning will report.
Beaker Falls to Name Briber.
The committee appointed to Investigate
the bribery charges met at 9, and was still
sitting at midnight with no prospect ot a
peedy recess.
Speaker Miller went before the committee
at 10:40 and at 12:30 was still on the stand.
It la aald that be did not give the names
of any persons who had approached him
with offers of money, but said he did not
know the Identity of the persons who had
told btm money could be made by urging
the passage of the Mueller bill. A mem
ber announced during the sitting that un
lesa stronger evidence was produced the
committee would be compelled to report
that the chargea did not warrant further
katers Trample Kach Other When
Peoria Rink Catches
PEORIA, 111., April 24. An Incipient
blaze in the Tabernacle, a large frame
building at Main and Globe streets, tonight
threw (,000 people Into a panic. The build
ing is used as a roller skating rink and
waa crowded when the blaze waa discov
ered. In an instant there waa a mad rush for
the exits and many of the skaters were
knocked down and trampled on. Twenty
persons were painfully Injured. Tha Ore
su extinguished with little financial loss.
STOPS ARKANSAS HUNTING signs Bill Prohlbltlaaj Son.'
cltisens from Pursuing
Game or Flh.
LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. April 24. Governor
Davie today signed a bill making It un
lawful for nonresidents of tbe state to
bunt or fish at any season ot the year In
Arkansas. Tha act goes into affect at one.
"pedal Permits Are Not New Neces.
ary la Order to Travel la
Central Asia.
ST. PETERSDURO, April 24. Special
permits are not now required for travel in
central Asia, excepting certain portions
of the military defense. Travelers may pro
reed direct from any part of Russia with
out giving notice of any kind. The pass
port regulations being just the same for
central Asia as from the rest ot the em
pire. The railroad commission of the finance
ministry has selected a southerly route for
the connection between the Siberian rail
road and the St. Petersburg-Vlatka line.
It will start at Kurgan, east of Chelyblsk,
end pans Shadrlnsk, Yekaterlnboorg and
One main consideration was that the
brldae over the Kama river may be as fsr
south as compatible with the shortness ot
the line. A special commission of tho
finance ministry has Just completed ex
amination ot the new German tariff law
from the view point of Russian export In
terests. It gave special attention to the Oerman
veterinary requirements, and it Is believed
arrangements will be made to comply
strictly with them on this side ot the
Edward Is to Start from British
Enibay When Going to
ROME, April 24. Great satisfaction Is
felt at the Vatican at the official announce
ment that King Edward will visit the
pope, although some arrangement by which
the British sovereign would not have to
start from the ernbassy for the Vatican
would have been preferred.
The concession that his majesty start
from the embassy met with strong opposi
tion from some of the Vatican advisers and
was only overcome through the personal
Intervention of the pope, who said he would
not allow details to Interfere with a meet
ing which he most desired, as he wished
to maintain with King Edward the same
good relations and friendly intercourse be
bad had with his mother.
At tho Quirlnal, where the point is al
ways made not to Interfere with the rela
tions guests desire to maintain with the
pope, It is remarked that the Vatican, in
allowing King Edward to start from an
embassy accredited to the king of Italy, a
concession hitherto constantly refused, has
created a precedent that may In the future
prove embarrassing to the holy see.
Porto Blcan Governor, Finding Evi
dence of Frand, Deposes Mays
goes' Executive.
SAN JUAN, P. R., April 24. Governor
Hunt today wired Senor Fajardo asking tor
bis Immediate resignation. Fajardo is
mayor of Mayagues and haa been charged
with, munlcinnl frsadsw-. .---.
The governor acted on a report from
Treasurer Wllloughby, who made a per
sonal investigation of the affairs in Maya
gues and found conditions of gross frauds
on the part ot the employes and officials,
A further . reason was that Fajardo has
been charged by several municipal employ
es with carrying the names of nonexlstlng
men on the police force as well as with
other frauds against the revenue ot the
The republican press still supports Fa
jardo, alleging the government investiga
tors resorted to duress and even to torture
to elicit damaging testimony against him.
Fire Damp In Coal Mine in
Brunswick Is Cans of
HALIFAX. N. 8.. April 24. A dispatch
from Sidney, N. B., says an explosion has
occurrred in the Dominion coal reserve
mines and that four men are missing and
are supposed to be dead.
Further information received here Is
that the exploaion occurred early today in
a slope about two miles from the pit ot the
reserve mine. One man eacaped, but waa
badly burned. It is not yet known how
serious the explosion was.
It Is attributed to Are damp resulting
from the flames in pit No. 1, which have
been burning for more than a month.
French Artist Describes Experiences
While Palatine; Strennoas
PARIS, April 25. The Figaro this morn
ing publishes an interview with Theobald
Chartran, who painted the portrait of Pres
ident Roosevelt. M. Chartran says:
It waa difficult to get the president to sit
still. I never had a more restless or more
charming sitter. He speaks French like
a boulevardier, and wittily.
M. Chartran did not try to depict tbe
official Roosevelt, but rather the private '
man. Tbe portrait will be exhibited at tbe
coming salon.
Porto Rica a Officer Go Free, bat
Prosecntor I.oees III '
SAN JUAN, P. R., April 24. On the sug
gestion of Tressurer Wllloughby, the smug
gling cases have been dismissed on pay
ment of fines, the amount ot which Is not
known. I
John S. Hord, chief ot the Bureau of In- !
ternal Revenue, was asked to resign be
cause be instituted the prosecutions with
out authority.
Slaughtered by Macedonians.
VIENNA. April 24. Dispatches from Sofia
announce that a band ot Macedonians re
cently surrounded and slaughtered forty
Bathl Baxouka and fifteen gendarme near
Petrlch, Macedonia, out of revenge tor the
murder of their leader. Captain Saeft, who
was recently killed In an engagement in
tho district of Melnlk. Tbe band subse
quently captured the district chief of
Petrlch and twenty-five soldiers whom they
stripped and released.
y Michael Is Improving.
BERLIN. April 24. The physicians In at
tendance on Jimmy Michael, ho sustained
a severe fall while training yesterday, said
today that be as progressing favorably
toward recovery. Michael was thrown
thirty feet and when picked up he wss
senseles and blcod waa flowing from bis
eara. Tbe acch.vnt was caused by tbe
bursUag tf a Ura.
Three Days.' Gorgeous Pagrant Will Mark
Exposition Dedication
Diplomats, Soldiers, Sailors and Poll,
tlclana Are to Aid President Be
celre Grounds and Consecrate
Them on Behalf of Nation.
6T. LOUIS, April 24. A salute ot 100
guns will announce to the world at noon,
on April 30, the close of . tho first century
ot an Inland empire that Napoleon sold for
a song.
One of the most impressive military
spectacles of peaceful times will sweep
through the metropolis of the Louisiana
domain, a glittering display of American
arms and the man. Kings, emperors and
potentates have sent their ambassadors to
swell the homage of this people to the
genius that, by bloodless conquest, gave
to the country a territory one-third the
size of all Europe.
For the first time in the history of the
government the entire diplomatic corps
will leave the capital on a special train
to travel into the heart of the country.
The presence of the president of the
United States, his cabinet, congress and
the supremo court, at the head of the armed
column, is Intended to symbolize a govern
ment by the people and Its achievements.
Four Thousand Soldiers Present.
Orders have been Issued by tbe War de
partment to mobilize In the buildings of
the exposition 4.000 battle-scarred regulars.
The powerful monitor Arkansas Is ascend
ing the historic river, once claimed by
De Soto in the name of his Spanish sov
ereign. Governors of states are picking
their crack militia regiments for a brat
show. Ten thousand stalwart types of tho
volunteer of the future are burnishing
their weapons for this day of dignitaries.
Through all these preparations runs the
quickened spirit of newer "argosies of com
merce," the dawn of yet undreamed won
ders of science and coming triumphs of
civilization. The universal exposition Is
the mouthpiece of this vague unrest; Its
christening, with glory of military panoply,
stately ceremony and reign of fire by night,
is the opening page of the fairy book.
Estimates by the passenger departments
of twenty-nine railways converging at St.
Loula Indicate that from 250,000 to 300,000
visitor, mainly from Nebraska, Missouri,
Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas and Oklahoma, will
attend the dedication.
Arrangements for transporting 600,000
persons present a schedule of fifteen sec
onds between the delivery of visitors at
tbe exposition gates. This work has been
undertaken by the street railway systems.
Loops constructed especially have been laid
at the entrances, of which there are eight,
disposed at various points on every side
ot the World's fair site, In order to avoid
- Three days will be crowded wttb incident.
National day falls on April 30, when the
president dedicates the World's fair. In
ternational day follow on May 1,' when
addresses by tbe French and Spanish am
bassadors and a reception to the diplomatic
corps' will be the featurea. State day, era
May 2, will conclude the celebration, when
Governor Odell of New York and Governor
Dockery of Missouri will deliver addresses;
a great civic procession , will march over
the route of the military parade and the
cornerstones of atate buildings will be laid.
Fireworks to Light Up Heavens.
On dedication night and on' the evening
of May 1, the Pains will monopolize the
heavens. Their display of pyrotechnics,
under their contract with the exposition,
calls for the expenditure ot $55,000. Leo
Stevens, the Stanleys ot London and the
Baldwin brothers will manipulate seven
mammoth gas balloons at a great altitude,
where the most startling fireworks exhibi
tion is to be given.
The monitor Arkansas, herald of the
coming dedication, will anchor on the river
front of St. Louis on Sunday, lying there
until after tbe last day of the dedication.
It is the largest war vessel that has ever
ascended to the World's fair city and will
doubtless be visited by thousands who bave
never seen one ot tbe fighting navy. The
bluejackets and marines aboard will take
part in the military pageant.
United States troops and state militia
have already begun to arrive from various
posts and cities to take up their quarters
in the exposition buildings. Provision tor
housing 20,000 hss been made.
President Roosevelt will arrive the night
preceding the dedication and haa promised
to speak at the choral entertainment for
raising funda to build a monument to Gen
eral Franx Seigel. Tbe president will be
entertained while In the city by Mr.
At 10 on the morning of dedication day
the freedom of the city will be presented
to tbe president by Mayor Holla Wells.
The military parade w 11 be assemb'el
under the Direction ot Grand Marshal Cor
bln at the junction ot Grand and Llndell
boulevards and begin to march at 10:30,
preceded by the president and tbe dis
tinguished guests In carriages.
The route Is two miles through the finest
residence sections and Forest park to the
Triumphal Causeway, leading from the en
trance of the exposition grounds to the
Liberal Arts building. A broad asphalt
way will carry tbe column, between the
finished fronts of five exposition buildings,
decorated with tbe flags of all nations. The
president will review the parade from the
grandstand in the Court of Monuments, the
principal vista of the fair.
Luncheon will be served by the exposi
tion directorate at the Administration
building and at 1:30 a band concert by
thirty massed bands will announce the pre
lude to the dedicatory ceremonies. The
dxri ct the Liberal Aris funding w II admit
35,000 persons, to be seated under the direc
tion ot guards and ushers. A grandstand
at the north side will seat 6,000 guests.
Accommodations for 400 newspaper corre
spondents are provided Immediately be
neath and tn front of the president's ros
trum. On the west ride, 350 feet from
the president, a chorus of 3,000 voices,
selected from the leading choral societies
of St. Louts and an augmented band ot
200 plecea will enliven the proceedings
with music.
Promptly at S o'clock the assembly will
be called to order by David R. Francla,
president of the exposition, and Cardinal
Gibbons, In the scarlet vestments of a
prince ot the Roman church, will deliver
the Invocation.
Will Prese'nt Buildings to Nation.
Thomas H. Carter, president of th
World's fair national commlstlrn. will be
announced aa president of the day, and
after the chorua has sung "The Heavens
Proclaiming." Mr. Francis will present ths
buildings to the president. Mr. Roosevelt
will then deliver the dedication address.
Immediately afterward tbe chorus will
Continued on Seventh Page.)
Lieutenant Governor Tells What He
Knows About the linking;
Powder Scandal.
ST. LOUIS, April 24. Lieutenant Gov
ernor John A. Lee, who returned from
Chicago last night, appeared before thi
grand Jury today when that body resumed
the Investigation of charges of Doodling in
tbe general assembly in connection with
baking powder loglslstlon.
Attorney General Crow, who is conduct
ing the Jefferson City end of the Inquiry,
wss present and assisted Circuit Attorney
Folk In questioning the witness.
Several Indictments were returned by the
Cole county grand Jury as the result of Mr.
Lee's testimony at Jefferson City, and It Is
predicted thst a number will be banded
down here. '
Lieutenant Governor John A. Lee says
the question of his resignation Is In the
hands of Attorney General Crow and that
he will probably do aa that official recom
mends. Lee says, however, that be baa
reasons for wishing to retain his office.
One of theee, he says. Is that he Is a poor
man and ncedr '.salary attached to the
office. ' f
Lleutenan' P .'rnor 'John A. Lee waa
before the .oula grand Jury one hour
and flftee' .utes. Ho , was expected to
testify e ' - ily to the $1,000 given him as
bribe r -. hr B. J- Kelly, the legislative
agent,' a baking powder trust.
CI"' ittorney Pork and Attorney Gen
era t .v in very favorably Impressed
w'i U progress being made In the boodle
T'lij two grand Juries, that of Jefferson
City and the local body, will convene In St.
Louis on Monday and take up the boodle
Investigation simultaneously. It Is aald
that both sessions will be of the greatest
Importance and Informations or bench war
rants may follow.
The evidence given by Lieutenant Gov
ernor Lee today, It is said, did not bring
to light all he Is supposed -to know. It
la presumed he will be subjected to a rigid
examination on Monday.
D. J. Kelley of New York may yet bo
given a chance to turn state's evidence If i
he so desires. If all the evidence submit
ted by Mr. Lee does not meet with satis
faction, Mr. Kelley will be afforded the
opportunity to appear and tell what he
knows to save himself from prosecution.
Detective Tracy of St. Louis Is still in New
York endeavoring to trace Kelley.
Judge Groiicnp of Chicago Benders
Decision Under the New
Elkins Aet.
CHICAGO, April 24. Judge Grosscup to
day entered an order in the United States
circuit court of appeals enjoining six rail
road companies from discrimination against
small shippers in the western territory.
The decision Is especially important as be
ing the first under the new Elkins law.
Tho government, according to the deci
sion, Is entitled to tbe Injunction -against
the offending railroads under the Interstate
commerce act, as welt as the Ell.l,is law.
The ruling' appllea'to 'fourteen" railroads
which wore covered by proceedings Insti
tuted In the federal court.
Six of these companies wore defendants
In the local court, the others are under the
Jurisdiction of tbe Kansas City federal court.
Judge Grosscup announced that he and
Judge Phillips were of one . mind relative
to all the points involved and the latter
would render a like decision today.
The decision, which was given orally,
holds that the government haa the right
to bring an action In equity - to restrain
railroad companies from discrimination
either by. furnishing lower rates or giving
rebates to favored shippers.
It further declares that while etch in
jured citizen has a right to such relist In
his own behalf, tn cases like those under
consideration, the injured persons are so
numerous and the injury to each is bo In
finitesimal that. It Is the duty of the gov
ernment to act for them under the power
specifically conferred by the statutes.
The Elkins law is held to be simply de
claratory of the substantive righta which
existed before and an Injunction would lie
under the Interstate commerce act.
- The railroad companies in the local court
affected by the order are: Michigan Cen
tral, Pittsburg. Fort Wayne & Chicago,
Pittsburg, Chicago & St. Louis, Lake Shore
& Michigan Southern, Illinois Central and
Chicago ft Northwestern. Those ' In the
Jurisdiction of the Kansaa City court are:
Chicago ft Alton, Chicago, Milwaukee ft j
ot. raui, Atcnison, ropeaa ft Santa Fe,
Chicago, Burlington ft Qulncy, Mlssiurl
Pacific, Chicago, Rock Island ft Pacific,
Wabash and Chicago Great Western.
Kansas Veterinarian Diagnosis
Trouble in tho Range
TOPEKA, Kan.. April 24. (Special Tele
gram.) Within the last two months the
Kansas Live Stock Sanitary commission
here has received many complaints from
cattlemen in' tbe northern and western
part ot the state to the effect that their
cattle are dying ot a mysterious disease.
Many of the writers declare that the dis
ease Is mange and that It has come into
the state from Colorado, and others bave
other names for the trouble. Dr. N. S.
Mayo, state veterinarian, haa made Invest
igations of aeveral caaea and In bis report
to Governor Bailey be aays:
"I find that the greatest trouble with
the cattle dying on the weatern Kansas
ranges Is starvation. Thers are no com
plications in the trouble; it ts just a lack
ot food. The winter in that section ot tho
state has been severe and the cattle have
been poorly fed and sheltered. Tbe spring
has been backward and they are now un
able to regain their strength on the ranges.
Very few well fed cattle are dying."
Movement of Oeeaa Veel April 24.
At New York Arrived: Celtic, from
Liverpool; Weymar, from Genoa; Batavla,
from Hamburg; Campania, from Liverpool;
Pomeranian, from Glasgow, via Halifax.
Sailed: Cedrlc, for Liverpool.
At Plymouth Arrived: Kron Prina Wll
helm, from New York.
At Moville Slld: Ethiopia (from Glas
gow! for New York; Bavarian (from Liver
pool) for Montreal.
At Pomta Arnel Passed: Phonecla, frosi
Genoa and Naples for New York.
At Naples Arrived: Calabria, from New
York, via Marseilles snd Leghorn.
At London nulled: Lancastrian, for Bos
ton. At Genoa Arrived: Princess Irene, from
New York, via Naples.
At Liverpool Arrived: Venonla, from
Boston. Balled: Cymrix. for New York.
At The I Jiard Passed: Moltke, from
New York for Plymouth, Cherbourg and
Hamburg: Potsdam, from New York for
At Qucenetown Arrived: Bylvanln, from
Boston for Liverpool (and proceeded).
At Southampton Bailed: Deutsehland
(from Hamburg) for New York, via Cher
bourg. At Cherbourg Arrived: Kron Prins Wll
helui. from New York, via Plymouth, for
Firemen (and proceeded). Bailed: Uuetach
land (from Hamburg and Southampton) for
Ntw York.
Commemorates Park Tiiit Before Continu
ing Trip Through Western States.
wd mmaui
Old World Cltisens Flock to American
Beauty Spot Which Easteraera
Seem to Ignore Ton Much
at Present.
GARDINER, Mont., April 24. President
Roosevelt this afternoon resumed his tour
of the west, after laying the cornerstope
of the new gate at tho northern entrance
to Yellowstone park.
The ceremony was performed according
to the Masonic ritual and was In charge
of the gland officers ot the state of Mon
tana. Special trains brought hundreds of
people, including a large body of Masons.
Tbe president rode down from the post, ac
companied by Major Pitcher, and was es
corted to the gaily-decorated stand, where
he delivered an address. Troops B and C
of the Third cavalry, from Fort Yellow
stone, were drawn up as a guard of honor.
Frank E. Smith, grand master, conducted
tbe services, assisted by Deputy Grand Mas
ter Sol Hepner and Grand Senior Warden
Lew Calloway. The president, on behalf of
the Masons of the state, was presented with
a Masonic rbarm mounted on a nugget of
Montana gold.
Call Park Vnlque.
The president began bis address by thank
ing the people and the soldiers tor his
enjoyable two weeks' holiday, and then
spoke of the natural wonders of the park.
Ho said:
"The Yellowstone Park Is something ab
solutely unique In this world as tar as I
know. Nowhere else In any civilized coun
try Is there to be found such a tract of
veritable wonderland, made accessible to all
visitors, where at the ssme time not only
the scenery of the wilderness, but the wild
creatures of the park are scrupulously pre
served as they were, the only change being
that the same wild creatures have been -o
cnrefully protected as to show literally as
tounding taraeness.
"The creation of such a natural play
ground in the midst of our people Is a
credit to the nation, but above all to Mon
tana, Wyoming and Idaho. It bas been
preserved with wise foresight. The scheme
of its preservation la noteworthv in its es
sentlal democracy. This park was created
and now Is administered for the benefit and
enjoyment of the people. The government
must continue to approptlate for it es
pecially In the direction of completing and
perfecting an excellent system of driveways.
The only way that the people as a whole
can secure to themselves and their children
the enjoyment In 'perpetuity of what the
Yellowstone Park has to giv is by as
suming the ownership In the naruj of the
nation and by Jealously safeguarding and
preserving the scenery, .the foresta and the
ICuroyeans Appreciate Beauties.
At present It Is rather singular that a
irreater aamber of people vbioo- from Em-
rope to see It than from our own eastern
states. These people seem awake to Its
beauties and I' hope that ' more and more
of our people will come to appreciate Its
really marvelous character. Incidentally I
should like to point out that some time
people will awake to the fact that the park
has special beauties to be seen In winte
and any person who can go through 1t in
that season on skis will enjoy himself as
he scarcely could elsewhere.
'I wish to congratulate the people of
Montana, Wyoming and Idaho and especially
you of Gardiner and Cinnabar and the Im
mediate outskirts of the park, for the way
In which you heartily co-operate with the
superintendent to prevent acts of vandalism
destructlon. The preservation of the
ts Is of course the matter of prime
importance in every public reserve of this
character. In this region of the Rocky
Mountains and the great plains tbe prob
lem of the water supply is the most Impor
tant of the homemaker's office.
"Congress has not of recent years done
anything more Important than passing the
irrigation bill and nothing more essential
to the preservation of the water supply
than the preservation of the forests. Mon
tana has in its water power a source ot
development which has hardly been touched.
This water power will be seriously im-
paired It ample protection Is not given the
forests. Therefore, this park, tike the for
est reserves generally. Is of the utmost
advantage to the country around from the
merely utilitarian side. But of course this
park also, because of Its peculiar features.
Is to be reserved as a beautiful playground.
Here all the wild creatures of the old daya
are being preserved, and their overflow
Into the surrounding country means that
the people ot lhe surrounding country, so
long as they see that the laws are ob
served by all, will be able to Insure to
themselves and to their children, and to
their children's children, much of ( the old
time pleasure of the hardy life of the wil
derness, and ot the hunter in the wilderness.
Game Herds Astounding.
"I have been literally astounded at the
enormous quantities of elk, deer, antelope
and mountain sheep which I have aeen on
their wintering ground, and the deer and
sheep in particular are quite aa tame aa
rango atock.
"A few buffaloee are being preserved. I
wlah that the government could provide for ;
an experimental breeding sta lcn of cross
breeds between the buffalo and the common
cattle. If these cross-breeds could b? suc
cessfully perpetuated we could have ani
mals which would produce a robe quite aa
good as the old buffalo robe, with which
twenty years ago everyone was familiar,
and animals, moreover, which would be so
hardy that I think they would, for Instance,
be admirably suited for the Alaskan terri
tory, which I look to aee develop aatound
Ingly within the next decade or two, not
only because of its furs and fisheries, but
because of its agricultural and pastoral
At the conclusion ot tbe ceremonies the
president's train pulled out for Livingston,
where Mr. Burroughs will leave the party
and will spend a short time at Spokane,
Wash., and on a ranch in Montana, after
which he will return to bis home at Peeks
kill. N. Y.
haw aad Hitchcock Join President.
CHICAGO, April 24. Socretsry Shaw ar
rived in Chicago today on his way west to
meet Prealdent Roosevelt and accompany
blm through Iowa.
Mr. Shaw will remain in Chicago until
Monday, whea be will go to Clarinda. Ia.,
where he will meet the president on Tues
day. WASHINGTON. April 24 Secretary
Hitchcock will start west tomorrow to
meet the president and go with him to St.
Klog Decorate a Captala.
COPENHAGEN, April 24 -King Christian
bas decorated Captalu Sverdrup with tbe
gold medal of merit.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Saturday and
Warmer in West 'l'ortlon; Sunday Fair
and Warmer.
1 Illinois Legislator Settles Dowa.
Fair Dedication to Be Gorgeous.
Booaevelt Lays a Cornerstone.
President Baer on the Staad.
a Tyner Safe from Prosecution.
Laad Open Only to Homesteader.
Mora Sultan la Ko More.
3 Xewa from State Capital.
Bank Vault at Falrhury Is Good.
Prussia to Expel the Mormons.
4 Gossip of the City Campaign.
Great Northern Men May Strike.
5 Fifth Warders Out for the Ticket.
Traveling Men Hold Convention.
tt Conncll Bluff and Iowa Xews.
T Ratals Acts in Bnd Faith.
Reichstag Discusses Harder.
M West Gem of Nation's Crowa.
t Benson a a Business Man.
Union PnclBo Gets Navy Travel.
10 Inluue Hashery on Wheels.
11 Sporting Events of the Day.
Dun's Hevlew of Trade.
Yacht Is Lust In River.
13 Editorial.
13 Lavish Telephone Service.
Cures Wrought hy Flowers.
14 Couunervlal and Financial.
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Omaha Women Have a Merry Time la
Honor of the Anni
versary. Ten years ago about 200 women met at
Llninger'a gallery and .organized tbe
Omaha Woman's club and yesterday after
uoon about 600 women gathered to cele
brate the tenth anniversary of that occa
sion. Never have the club rooms In the
First Congregational church been so effec
tively trimmed and never In the ten years
of Its existence bas the club given a
brighter or more enjoyable affair.
The gathering was composed of members
only, the charter members belna: dlstln-
! BulBned by white stars upon which '"93" goia. The program which pre
ceded the social hour, open at 2 o'clock
with an organ recital by Mrs. Anna C.
Davis and was followed by a representation
of each department, each being allowed two
minutes. The Bible study department came
first, the club repeating the Twenty-third
Psalm in unison. Mrs. C. 8. Loblngley
represented the political and social science
department by reciting "Abou Ben Ah
dem;" Mrs. A. K. Oault, as Hypatia, rep
resented the department of ethics, and
philosophy; tbe English literature depart
ment was represented by members in cos
tume Impersonating different works; four
knights and ladles of the round table rep-
resented "the tetlgHxh hlawry-departaient1
three members, costumed to represent
three famous paintings, represented the art
aopartment; tbe banners of the nations
represented the current topics department
and then tbe 'club history was read by Mrs.
S. R. Towne. Letters of congratulation
from former members were read by Mrs.
Sumner, an1 Ihen the department repre
sentation was continued. Mrs. W. P. Har
ford spoke to;' the department of parlia
mentary practice and presented Mrs.
Cole, the club president, a candy gavel; a
solo by Mrs. A. C. Sheets represented the
muslo department; Mrs. Bryan, on behalf
of the oratory department gave an eastern
temple drill; Mrs. Arthur Brandeis gave a
French recitation for the French denart-
ment and Miss Elizabeth McCartney, In cap
and gown, spoke for the law class.
The club prophecy by Mrs. Harriet
Heller was one of the brightest parts of
the program and pictured the return of one
of the present day members, ten years
later, to the rooms of the Woman's club
and her impressions of the snatches of
conversation and the things she hears and
sees. , The department of household
economics came last, represented by four
members, each dressed to represent one of
the four magazines devoted to this interest.
The social hour followed, the women ad-
j journing to the parlors where a large round
iSDie trimmed with yellow daffodils and
numerous candles in brass holders contri
buted that element so essential to a really
sociable time. Mrs. John R. Webster and
Mrs. E. A. Benson presided and light re
freshments were served. There was no re
ception, for as one woman so well ex
pressed It, each woman was a hostess and
were no guests to receive.
Typlcnl Canard of Penny Sheet Shown
Up by Pnrtles Indirectly
E. S. Krenz. president, and T. H. Wil
liamson, secretary of local No. 13, National
Brotherhood and Leather Workers on Horse
Goods, have taken occasion to repudiate a
story which appeared yesterday in a local
evening penny paper, to the effect that
Frank W. Segar, aald by that paper to be
a Liember of that craft and other union
men who are members of tbe Millard Rifles,
had been commanded by their unions to
resign from the militia or their unions, as
the constitutions of the latter forbid their
being members of the state . guard. Both
these gentlemen said regarding this mat
ter: "It Is a fake ao far as our union is con
cerned. In tbe first place there la nothing
in our conatitutlon or bylaws preventing
any member from Joining the guarda; In
the aecond place thla Frank W. Segar la
not and never waa a member of our union
and In the third place we bave Issued no
ordera to any member of tho atate militia
to either leave that organisation or any
union he may belong to."
Carnegie and Bla Trust
Fellow Passengers
NEW YORK, April 24.-J. P. Morgan and
Miss Morgan, Andrew Carnegie and Mrs.
and Miss Carnegie were passengers for
Europe on the Whle Btar liner Cedrlc,
which sailed today.
Doctors Call la specialist to Ad
vise aa Goveraor's
CHEYENNE. Wyo., April 24. Governor
De Forest Richards Is little Improved to
night and a specialist baa been called into
consultation by tbe attending physicians.
Eaji Feading Company Controls More Than
Half Anthraoite Properties.
Lawyer Challeage. to Show Any Illegal
lots Committed by Operators.
Coal Baron Tired of Men Who Think All
Beak to Evade Law.
Refuses Produce Documents, Aa
aertlag Nothing Improper Is Con
talned la Agreements Asked
for hy Commission.
wsTX ,R,K' .Apr" -rge P. Baer
was the chief witness before the Interstate
commerce commission today.
He said, about 63 per cent ot tbe mining
propertle. in the anthracite region was
Md p. 7, CODtolIe, Philadelphia
and Reading company and about 21 per cent
of the coal produced waa produced by it.
stain.. T .T"ki frm ,he P-nnsylvanla
tatute, BhowIng tut comi)nel tncoi.
porated as carriers were deferred from
mining or manufacturing and asked If the
operation of tbe Reading Coal & Iron com-
Pa'h!'Mnt,ln, IT18"011 0f th,t Pulsion.
The Philadelphia Coal A Iron company
exists under the statutes of the state ,f
Pennsylvania." replied Mr. Baor. "it docs
fT0'..6 ,ny ,,WB of the f t the
United States I shall be clad to have the
question tested in any form you may se-
Mr. Baer added that aome of his contracts
with the coal operatora were for purchases
and some for transportation. The coal was
purchased by a railroad company, which
had authority in its charter to deal in
Seeks to Protect Public.
He never believed there waa any Inten
tion to build the railroad projected by
Simpson and Watklna. It first occurred to
him to buy up the stock of the Temple
company's charter to buy the Simpson and
Watklna collenea. Mr. Watklns, he oald
had a scheme to establish a great freight
company in New York to buy and sell coal
and consolidate the different sales agents
with one company. He wanted to head oft
this company as It would have hurt his
companies and the public, because the cost
of carrying coal would have been high. It
like conditions arose again ho would advise
his stockholders lo do again aa they bad
donei .
."Even If It be In violation of ths law?"
asked Mr, Shearn. . ,
"I welcome you to proceed in any court
of the Unltod States," said Mr. Baer, rising
and facing Jho lawyejvVand if you en a thaw
we bave violated any law we will undo It.
It we are guilty, go to the proper forum -and
prove if I'm tired of you poople who
dream you represent the people, trying to '
make out that all business men are trying'
to evade tho law."
"Does your statement Include the presi
dent of tho United States 1" Interrupted Mr.
"I have no criticism to make of the pres
ident of the United States," eald Mr. Baer.
Continuing, witness could not recall de
tails of bis contracts with tbe coal com
panies and said If his counsel declined to
produce the contracts be would abide by
bis decision.
I Fred F. Chambers, secretary, and Or
lando Post, auditor, of tho Delaware, Lack
awanna & Western, were called, but on
advice of counsel refused to produce or
discuss any contracts entered into by their
company and the coal mining companies.
f. Large Companies Magnanimous.
E. B. Sturgls,' a coal operator of Scran
ton, refused to produce similar contracts.
Mr. Sturgls was oue of the promoters of
the proposed Independent railroad to tide,
water. He said the scheme was dropped
whetj the railroad offered the operatora
better terma. He also denied that the coal
operatora profited by the big prices paid
for coal during the strike. For one month,
he said, he got $8 a ton. but the large
prices were made by the retail dealers.
"The conduct of tbe large companies," be
said, "Surlng the past year was magnan
imous. It hurt us, but benefited the public.
The companies could have made millions
of dollars, but they kept the selling price
down to $5 at tidewater and when we, tha
coal miners, thought we ought to get higher
prices because of the scarcity and the de
mand, the companies notified us that for .
three months we were released from our
contracts and might sell our own coal at
t ur own prices "
Dr. Herbert M. Howe of Philadelphia said '
he was one of the committee which waited
on the railroad presidents and appealed for
tetter terma than 60 and 40 per cent tor
the coal operators. It wss Immediately
a(ter the 10 per cent advance to the miners
in 1901. The agreement raised the per
centage from 60 to 65 per cent for tbe op
erators, who tn their turn were to turn
over the whole output of their mines to
tbe companies.
Illinois Act Prohibiting Agents from
Furnishing Men to Warring Kai.
' ployers Declared Invalid.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., April 24.-The su
preme court today held that the Free Em
ployment Agency act paased by the legis
lature In 189 la unconstitutional. A auit
waa appealed from the criminal court of
Cook county by Murray Matthewa, who waa
convicted ot violating the act by falling
to file with the secretary of state a bond
of $1,000 to conduct an employment agency.
The constitutionality of tbe act was at
tacked on section 8. which provides that
agents shall not furnish employes In cases
of strikes or lockouts. The court holds
that this section is without rational baals
In law. Attorney General Hamlin said this
aecllon could be struck out, but the court
holds otherwise, and sayt that the whole
act must fall.
California Man Shoots Father and Son
as Hesalt of Irrigation
NEVADA CITY, Cel.. April !4.-Jerry
Goodwill today shot Thomas and William
Blue at You But. killing ths father and
fatally wounding tbe sen.
Ths shooting was tbe result ot an attack
on Goodwill by Blue and is said to hars
been caused by ill feeling over g ditch