Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 30, 1905, NEWS SECTION, Image 1
The Omaha Daily Bee. riEST AK-SAR BIN SOIUMR rSEXT SUNDAY'S BEE Mull copies to your out-of-town friends. NEWS SECTION. Pages 1 to 8. ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 30, 1903 SIXTEEN PAGES. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. POOL FOR LOBBYING Equitable, New York Life aad Mntaal Combine to Watch Legislation. HAMILTON LOOKS AFTER WESTERN STATES Equitable Society Paid Him $65,596 in Eight Tear. JACOB H. SCHIFF CAUSES SENSATION lays in Effsot that Bteord ef Board Pro ceeding! ia raise. TOO MUCH HYDE AND ALEXANDER President and Vice President Had Entire Chare of Affair aad Directors Were On If Figureheads. NEW YORK. Sept. 29 When the legis lative committee on the Insurance Investi gation adjourned today until next Wednes day, tt concluded a week In which greater progress had been made than in any week since the investigation waa begun. The testimony of witnesses that have been called during the werk was replete with sensations, and today was no exception. During the afternoon session today when Alfred W. Maine, associate auditor of the Equitable Assurance society was called, It was disclosed that the Equitable, the Mutual and the New York Life Insurance companies had formed a pool to look after the legislation In various states. Andrew Hamilton, to whom President McCall of the New York Life paid several checks, the purpose for which the counsel for the com mittee, Mr. Hughes, has not yet brought to light, was one of the chief members of the legal staff for these companies and was employed and received money for services from the Equitable. Mr. Maine told of the division of the country to be looked after by Mr. Hamilton In conjunc tion with K. I.. Short and W. P. Thummel. Witness presented vouchers for moneys paid by his company to Mr. Hamilton, and these showed that In eight years, from 1S95 to 1903, the sum of $65,596 wa paid to Mr. Hamilton for legal services. Mr. Maine could not give any details of the duties performed by Mr. Hamilton, nor the com mittees he appeared before, beyond the fact that Mr. Hamilton looked after legislative matters for all three companies in the states west of Ohio. Witness told of an agreement whereby special counsel was em ployed by one company In Its territory and the expense was shared by all. He was asked If campaign contributions came under his observation, and he replied they did not. He never heard of money being paid to Influence legislators. He was ex cused, but will be called again to submit transcripts of accounts giving information he was unable to supply. Rome Real Estate Transactions. Mr. Maine waa followed In the afternoon session by Edward I. Devlin, tha real es tate manager of the New York Life for the UTOted States and Cnnada. Mr. Devlin was called to testify as to the coat of the building In Paris. He had only the tran scripts of the reports of the department made to the home office, but it transpired that the Paris building waa carried on the books at $1. 102,604, whereas with the original cost and Improvements on the building actual money to the art cunt of $2,553,104 was paid, over $1,000. Mo being charged off the valuation on the books of the com pany. Mr. Devlin said the net Income of the building to the company was 1V& per cent of the actual amount Invested on the building or between S and 3H per cent on the amount at which the building was carried on the books. Mr. Devlin waa on the stand when ad journment waa taken, but he will be called again to submit transcript of the record to supply further information. eh Iff (liri Sensation. Not the least development of the day was the appearance or the stand of Jacob kH. Schlff, head of the banking firm of Kuhn. Loeb A Co. Mr. Schiff was tho first witness of the day and he remained on the stand until 2 o'clock. Mr. Schlff had been waiting In the committee's session chamber for a day and a half, being un der subpoena and when the usual time for recess arrived, Mr. Schiff desired to pro ceed as ha had an engagement for tha af ternoon. Mr. Hughes explained the situation to the committee and It was agreed to continue until Mr. Bchlff had concluded his testi mony. Most of the time Mr. Schiff reclined leisurely In the chair on the witness stand. but as one point after another came out he grew excited and vigorously defended his attitude while a director of the Equitable society and claimed his firm had acted In a conscientious manner in all dealings with the society. At the conclusion of his testi mony and before tha committee adjourned Mr. Bchlff asked to be allowed to make a statement. He waa permitted and he stepped briskly forward on tha platform toward a small table and made an Impassioned at tack on tha state superintendent of Insur ance and statementa he had made concern ing Kuhn, Loeb A Co. during the investiga tion of the Equitable. Mr, Schlff empha sised, his remarks by rappings on the table and frequently ha raised his voice until it was almost a ahout. Bays Records Are False. During hla teatimony Mr. Schiff made the charge that tha minutes of the finance com . mlttee regarding a certain meeting were false. He later qualified this, horn ever, saying that If tha transaction under con sideration on Union Pacific were actually made h did not hear It, although he was present at the meeting. Against his testi mony regarding tha power of the finance committee of the Equitable Mr. SchlfT waxed warm In hla explanation and said that the entire committee was at the mercy of one man. "It waa all Hyde," Mr. Schlff said; "all Hyde and Alexander." Mr. Hyde wrote the messages regarding tha offer of my firm In the participation. Mr. Hyde algned tha receipts, Mr. Hyd wrote the letters." In the matter of the Jamea II. Hyde and associates syndicate Mr. Schlff warmly charged Mr. Hyde of trying to shield him self. He said the position of a director in the Equitable waa that of a negligible quantity and that the directors were mere figureheads. He said he had never asked any favors of the Equitable society. "I have granted many favors." he aaid. "I have not dona aa a director of tha Equi table any wrong of commission. I may have done some of omission. It is a case of hind sight and not one of foresight. But my conscience ram of my bond. I have been as good a director as I knew how to be, and I did my duty." Schlv Teutlmoar In Detail. Mr. Bchlff said he had become a director of the Equitable society tha latter part of (CenUaued. oa JTourtn Face.J BONDS ARESTILL MISSING Swindler Who tiot Valuable Securi ties from rw Vork Bank la Still at l.arae. NEW YORK. Sept. 29 -So far as could be ascertained today no attempt has yet been made by the thief who got posses sion of $., 000 worth of securities by pre senting a forged check for them at the National City bank yesterday to dispose of them. Detectives and the financial men Interested In the loss are making every effort to prevent the negotiation or sale of the securities and to find the young man who presented the bank a forged check bearing what purported to be the signature of Pearl & Co., the owners of the securities. Much significance is attached to the fact that the certified check exchanged for the valuables waa made out with one day's Interest at 4H per cent Instead of 4". Pearl & Co., the owners of the securities which they had deposited as collateral on the previous day, thought the rate was 4i, although the bank authorities put It down at 4H on their books, and this fact tends to show, according to the detectives at work on the case, that the forger must have been In close touch with the loan department of the National City. President Frank A. Vandcrllp of the Na tional City hank made a statement today regarding the theft. He said that Pearl A Co. made a loan at tha National City bank through the Stock exchange In the ordinary way. On Wednesday a check, apparently fronr Pearl ft Co., was pre sented drawn on the Hanover National bank, and with a certification made for the exact amount of the fuce of the loan plus the Interest for one day. This showed. he said, that the person who made the forgery had known the details of the loan. the Ann, the rate of Interest and the amount, which are the elements of Inter est calculation. The forgery of the name of Teller Burns of the Hanover hank Mr. Vandcrllp pronounced especially good. He said that no one In the employ of the Na tional 'City bank was suspected In the case. The freedom with which securities repre senting hundreds of thousands of dollars and even certified checks for large amounts are entrusted to messenger boys was re ferred to by an official of the National City bank In dlneusslng the disappearance of the Pearl ft Co. securities. The Na tional City bank has been loaning $50,000,000 a week lately, he said, and much of this had been taken away by messenger boys In the form of certified checks. Even aa he was speaking three small messenger boys in uniform came to the loan window, put In securities and drew out checks for loans aggregating $40n.ooo. The National City bank officers say they have no description of the, person who put In the check and took out the bonds. E. F. Slayhack of the firm of Pearl & Co. said it was possible that the thief might have already realized something on part of the securities. He said: ' I don't think It possible for the thief to have negotiated the Tobacco and Wa bash bonds. The Tobacco bonds are coupon bonds and they are worth more than $50,000. If he could negotiate them alone he could throw the rest away. These bonds have coupons ayable on October 1. He could sell the coupons." SHERRICK UNDER INDICTMENT Former Auditor of Indiana Accused of Grand Larceny and Other Crimes. INDIANAPOLIS. Sept. 29. David E. Sherrlck, former auditor of state and recently removed by Oovernor Hanly was arrested at his home today on an Indict ment returned by the Marlon county grand Jury, charging him with grand larceny. embezxlement and conspiracy to defraud. He gave bond In the sum of. $20,000. ST. LOUIS. Sept. 29-Willard 8. Wlck- erd of Indianapolis, a grand Jury witness In connection with the alleged shortage of former State Auditor David E. Sher rlck of Indiana, who has been In St. Louis since Wednesday, was seen tonight and asserted that he came here to attend a meeting of the J. H. Murray Lumber company and to assist Mr. Sherrlck by arranging to take up notes which are not due until next spring. "We borrowed $48,000 from Mr. Sher rlck," he said. "It waa charged by Gov ernor Hanly that I had signed the notes without due authority from the J. H. Mur- ray Lumber company. The charge Is un - true. But to assist Mr. Sherrlck, who Is a personal friend of mine, I came to St. Louis to make arrangements to take up the notes, which are not' due until next spring. "My wife and I will depart tonight for Indianapolis and I ahall at once take up the matter of the notea." HARRIMAN TO FIGHT HILL Oregon Railroad and Kiarlarntlon Com panr to Tie I'p with Cana dian Pacific. PORTLAND. Ore., Sept. 29-The Orego nlan today says that retalllatlon on the Hill Unes for building the Portland Seattle railroad to reach Portland by the water level route along the Columbia river .... , . will come in the form of new trafflo agree- menta by which the Oregon Railroad tt Navigation company will admit the Canadian Pacific Into the Columbia basin. through the Spokane gateway, it ia said, and through such an arrangement uae it a. a weapon to combat the Northern Pa- cine inu vxit-si iuniinn, m-ir iiioi K gresslve competitor for northern traffic. By such an adjustment, the present trafflo agreement with the Great 'Northern will be abrogated a:id the Harrlman lines will be in the advantageous position to offer northern routing where desired, either for freight or passenger traffic and prevent Cither of the rival competing roads sharing In earnings derived by auch service. It Is claimed mat tiarnman interests nave round It possible to enter into a aort of offensive and defensive traffic alliance with the line across the boundry and will make the connection by means of the link now building known as the Spokane interna- tlonal. SWIFTS WILL FILE TEST SUIT Validity of Minnesota Law Taxing Franchises of Outside Corpora tions to Be Determined. ST. PAUL. Sept. 29.-8wlft and Company, the big packing concern which haa a plant at South St. Paul, ia to be uaed aa a me- dlum for a teat In the courta aa to tha Wn don. ,h. recent insurance lnvestlga right of the state to tax tne franchise, of Uon, , men from inaurln-. thelr foreign corporatlona doing bualneaa in j Minnesota under the Somervllla act. T. r'iun Vi ...auo . ,,...110.1 io ia eneci at m. meeting 01 me Mate Urfc -Taxation." he said. "Is for the pur Bourd of Equalisation today following a of raUlnf fund. for protection and the raise of 60 pvr cent of the personal prop- ! erty assessmen returned by the company itn Dakota county. The motion was adopted. . BANQUET TO THE WOODMEN Commercial Clab Eatertains Executive Council of Woodmen ef the World. TAXATION OF RESERVE TUND DISCUSSED Speakers Aaanre Gueste Dealre Was to Retain Headquarters and Favors Treat Ins; the Order Fairly. The banquet given by the Commercial club last evening to the sovereign officers and executive council of the Sovereign camp of the Order of the Woodmen of the World, now in session In this city, was largely attended by representative business and professional men of Omaha, and waa withal a notable gathering. The Important feature of the occasion W'as the discussion following relative to the possibility of the removal of the Wood men of the World headquarters from Omaha on account of the avowed determin ation of the state officers to tax the 13.000.. 000 securities representing the reserve fund of the order, and which matter Is now pending In the supreme court of the state. The special guests of the evening wit Sovereign Commander Joseph Cullen Root, Sovereign Clerk John C. Yates and C. C. Farmer of Mount Carroll, 111., N. B. Majey of Muskogee, I. T., C. K. Irwin of Milwau kee, Wis., L. Q. Rawson of Cleveland, O., H. F. Simrall of Mississippi, E. B. Lewis of North Carolina, W. A. Eraser of Dallas, Tex., J. E. Fitzgerald of Kansas City, Mo., B. W. Jewell of Omaha, T. E. Patterson of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Morris Shep- perd of Texas. Euclid Martin of Omaha was toastmaster of the evening. In his introductory re marks he stated that "It was evidently shown to the guests of the evening that by the presence of these representative citi zens here that we want the Woodmen of the World headquarters to stay with us. AH over the country now prevails consid erable agitation on the taxation question, and two or three years ago this city was deluged with another spasm of taxation reform, which was finally amicably ad Justed, and I fear that If you conclude to leave us on account of the prevailing agi tation and go elsewhere that you may be Jumping out of the frying pan Into the fire. And I anticipate that If the law Is Interpreted rightly that there will be small reason for you to worry." Vnlne to Omaha. H. C. Brome was Introduced as the first speaker. He said: Gentlemen of the executive council, as guests of the Commercial club of Omaha this evening, you see hefore you something of the sprit of the club on this question that is now interesting all of us. We want you to remain with us and for the Informa tion of thoHc who may not know or realize the full Importance of this Institution to Omaha, I have gathered the following facts i i o,n rom the sovereign office today, which will be put forward next winter will be danger h0.,o l.'!Tl"h." how Profitable It will be ! , to the Esch-Townsend bill, "under tho 8 has nearly $4,000,000 -f securities deposited In this city. $340,ft0 is received in this city every month from the different members of the order. Of this amount 78 per cent Is paid out monthly In death losses. The amount of clerk blre paid out monthly In this city in the sovereign offices Is $6,000, and for salarres to officials J23.4O0 Is paid out annually. I can safely siiy that the execu tive council when It meets here does not carry-away any of Its salary. There In patrt put for printing as.OOfl every month; $25.h)0 Is paid out annually- for postage. The Woodmen Circle or Forest headquarters which are also located here, employs some twenty people. This branch of the brder pays out In this city yearly $20,ooo In sal aries, $.'0,000 for poatnire and expressage and $12,000 for printing. This Institution, which started fourteen or fifteen years ago on a xero basis, has by conservative and honest management reacnea its present mngnltucle. It Is represented by 5.000 Independent Sub rl dlnate organizations all over the United Suites, who dally and monthly hear of Omaha through their dealings with the fimii urbanization. Its business Is desir able and ought to be retained here. We propose to detil with the organization fairly and will do all we can to see that it is treated fairly. We will treat you aa fairly as any other state can. There are of course different methods applied In different states regarding insurance companies, and we will treat you as fairly as any other state can afford to treat you. Better than that we cannot promise Just now, but ultimately this matter will be settled falrlv and Justly The people of Omaha are proud of the Woodmen of the World and of the work of Mr. Root and Mr. Yalea and their great work will live longer than any of us shall live. Law of Public Opinion. G. W. Wattles waa the next speaker and said in part: In regard to the tax agitation. I be lieve that there is a law ei-eater than . nu other law, and that is the law of public . opinion, t'uiitic opinion makes a law-of ' t 1 J nan tnat expounded by Jno tA .o cr B l"i!;,i"eES i a 1 1 1 ii tr-ai tr ana Alail k. t ti... . . j men who put aalde a few dollars everv month to keep their famlllea from tha poor house when they can no longer help them. This reserve fund does not belong to these men of the sovereign camp of the Woodmen of the World, but Is a fund that must be distributed to the policyhold ers everywhere throughout this country This surplus is Invested in securities and is deposited In our banks and thus adda to the prosperity of our city and its busi ness Interests. Becuuse this fund Is gath ered and kept here It Is hardlv fair to exact a tribute from it. It does not belong to the people of this state, no more than does the reserve funds deposited In our banks from the smaller banks throughout the state belong to us. Aa soon as tha public understands the exact relation of this fund as a taxable proposition they will not agree to tax It. We are not going to Sit Idlv hv hero .na " I oone. T nt be,,. that there is i citizen of Nebraska who holds an insurance ! fr",cy. W.'l01-Wciuld dvDca,5 the principle of taxing this reserve fund. Such a im would take Just that much from the aav Ings of every policyholder. This trust l,u",dJs hnds of honorable men and ?veVycUlS!en,U"? ha'wiu" Vna j protest against doing the Woodmen of the ' "orld the Injustice of taxing this fund j ?hnd TtMZ' W'" b9 Expects a Square Deal. Edward Rose water said: On the shield of the seal of the state of Nebraska Is the motto. 'Equality before the law. The motto of our honored president Is, A aquare deal for every man AH that kiiouiu ne demanded of any people is a S.'Slt.tTon haps, one of the worst agitators, and' I do not feel like apologizing for what I have ....nr. . uy ik.i want 10 see any Institution I driven out of Omaha, and I do not thi j there Is any reason to be frightened In this Instance. If it comes to the inm ih. ...... i amount of tax you may have to pay will be only about $X.00rt, and this could be raised , by a special assessment of about cents on acr memoer or tne onier in the state. I Istatn rueenia me aavinga or tne great mass of "vv" lu" " mra-ei range, it tollers. 1 believe that it would be better to will be participated In by the Second pro- e,aVaaxmloTth f " -rtULry. all others pay their Just uhare of taxation ' tatloned here this summer for maneuver The railroads are not the only offenders, i I Ing, and will be witnessed by General Lee inum uiv aupienio ruuri win act a'rly n this matter and will deal Justly by all con cerned. Congressman John L. Kennedy spoke briefly upon the general subject of lnsur- i ance and thought that notlilnar that haa n. Tt.a agitation win hr. ,. , ht thought, la compelling congressional and . lejjaUtlve supervision over Insurance mat - administration of government and Justice. What additional burden does the accumula- (CeaUaued ea Second. Pm-J MILLIONAIRE KILLS HIMSELF William R. I'm vers. Sew Vork Cap italist and t tubman. Takes His Life with Revolver. NEW YORK. Sept. 29 -William R. Trav ers, a millionaire man of leisure, ton of the celebrated wit and Wall street ope rator, William R. Traver. committed eul clde today by shooting himself through the head In his apartments In Madison ave nue. The suicide Is Inexplicable, Mr. m ers being In the prime of life, in fair I and the possessor of a large fortune. Travers married Miss Lilly Harrlman. a sister of Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr. The couple separated three years ago, Mrs. Travors going to Paris to live. Mr. Trav ers was an uncle of Mrs. Clarence Mackay. He had two sisters, Mrs. James Wadsworth of Genesee, N. Y., and Mrs. Walter Gay, now living In Paris. Since his separation from his wife he had lived entirely alone with the care of his valet, Martin Moon. When Mr. Travers arose this morning he appeared to be in excellent spirits and after breakfast told his valet he would not require his services during the day. 8hortly after noon a maid found Mr. Trav ers lying dead on his bed with a revolver by his side. He had placed the muzzle of the weapon In his mouth and sent a bullet through his brain. He left several letters, all relating to business affairs, and giving no clue to the cause of the suicide. Mr. Travers never engaged In any btlslnesa except when about six months ago. as an experiment, he became a partner in the banking house of Hugh Eddy, the affairs of which, however, engaged little of his time. Mr. Travers, who was 49 years old, was a member of the Knickerbocker, the New York Athletic, the Tennis Racket and many other clubs. NEWPORT. R. I., Sept. 79. News of the suicide of William R. Travers caused great surprise among his acquaintances. Mr. Trav ers was well known here. His legal resi dence was In this city and he had exten sive property holdings hereabouts. He was prominent socially and in a business way In Newport for many years. . RAILWAYS FIGHT REGULATION Senator Chandler Outlines Probable Methods of Opposition to Fsch-Townsend Bill. CONCORD. N. H.. Sept. 29.-In a series of open letters to Edward A. Mosely. of the Interstate Commerce Commission, for mer Senator William H. Chandler, of New Hampshire, defined his attitude toward the Esch-Townsend rate legislation bill to come before congress at Its next session and calls attention of the commission to some of the dangers that beset the attempts to pass this bill, as they appear to him. Mr. Chandler lays great stress on the attitude of the railroad companies and says the methods of defeating the measure to guise of friendly Improvements, but really as railroad tricks." Mr. Chandler says further: You cannot reasonably expect that a law can be paused through both houses of con gress which shall make a responsible trans portation rate, fixed by the commission, take effect Immediately ond remain in force until reversed by the oourt of review when Mr. Samuel Spencer In behalf of the rail roads has announced that they will not permit either of two things. These two things, Mr.' Chandler charges, are the giving of power! to the commission to substitute a rate or price which In their Judgment is Just or reasonable In the place of one Judged hy them to be unjust or un reasonable, and the enactment of "statutes " - I on"e flxed ary authority shall remain perpetunlly In force thereafter until changed by commission or by court." Mr. Chandler further charges that $13, 000,000,000 of capital representing 210.000 miles of railroad are arraigned against the presi dent in his attempt to pass rate legislation. He also charges that by furnishing free transportation, the railways will attempt to corrupt legislators and the whole govern ment. Mr. Chandler asserts that lawyers, ministers of the gospel and newspapers are especially cared for by the railroads, notwithstanding that the system Is grossly Illegal and closes his last letter with an ap peal to the American people to help the president. s CHADWICK CLAIMS ALLOWED Court Cuta Bills of Receivers, Truateca and Attorncya About Forty Per Cent. CLEVELAND, Sept. 29-In the United States district court today Judge Taylor approved the allowances made by Referee In Bankruptcy Remington In the matter ofy4ees for the receiver and attorneys for Mrs. Cassle L. Chad wick. The amount of Chadwlck assets which passed through the hands of the officers of the bankruptcy courta waa $61,800 of which $315,800 was distributed among secured creditors, leaving a balance of $25,000 to be distributed among general creditors. Nathan Loeser as receiver asked for $2,600 and he was awarded $753. Loeser as trustee also asked for $758 and this amount was allowed him for the trusteeship ser vice; L. J. Gross, Smith & Taft, as Loeser's attorneys wanted $5,070 and were allowed $4,070. Jay P. Dawley, S. Q Kerrlsh and A. Burt Thompson, aa Mra. Chadwlck's at torneys had a bill in for $2,019, and they were allowed $300. The total asked for by the above was $10,712, and the total allowed was $6,151. The laces Imported by Mrs. Chadwlck and which were seised by the United States custom authorities for unpaid duties and later redeemed by Nathal Loeser, trustee, were aold in the United Statea court today by the latter to a Chicago firm. TRIAL OF NEW FIELD GUNS War Department Officials and Army Officers Watching It with Interest. LA WTO N. Okl., Sept. 2S.-(Spec!al.)-The first actual test to be made with the new ennnnna of the T'nlted 8iaIm Vi A.,r.a over long range will be held next ot Fort Sam Houston. Texas, and General Baldwin of Oklahoma City, Okl., accom panied by their staffs. These officials will arrive here on October L having been un avoidably delayed. It la not expected that they will make the Inspection of the sol diers and quarters before some time next .week. At thia time thev will wltneaa ih. . l"non practice. The instruments of war i wl" 00 n red at long range, which Is nearly five miles. The Wichita mountains are used as backgrounds.' This part of the practice will be wltneaaed with great In terest by these ofllclala and tha War de partment In general, aa these new cannons are 001; aa experiment. MICHAEL TARGET FOR LOOMS Assistaat Secretary of State Qeti Even wi h Nebraska Men. STATE CIPHER Tr,KN FROM HIS HANDS Over Twenty. Eight Million Dollars Received by the Treaanry Appll Irrigation II M "Mm t k. (From a Stan" Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Sept 29.-(8peclal Tele gram). Friends of Colonel W. H. Michael of Nebraska, chief clerk of the State depart ment, are greatly wrought up over an order Just promulgated by Acting Secre tary Loomls removing the handling ot cipher dispatches from the hands of the chief clerk and placing them In charge of the chief of tha appointment division. Mr. Ixiomls' alleged reason for making the change is that thero has been a serious leakage of Important state secrets. Mr. Michael's friends, and there are many, In sist that Acting Secretary Loomls took this opportunity to strike a blow at Colonel Michael because, like most other depart ment officials, he was on Mr. Bowen's side during his recent" controversy with Mr. Loomls. While Mr. Michael was In the west on his vacation. Mr. Loomls. whose life In tho State department will terminate next week, suggested In a letter to the presi dent that It would be a good thing to sep crate the cipher work from the chief clerk's office. The president, -without knowing the reason for Loomls' animus toward Michael, agreed to the change and It was announced. Colonel Michael's friends look upon the removal of the work as a reflection on his Integrity as an official. For a number of years Colonel Michael has been chief clerk of the State department, going Into of fice with Secretary John Sherman. He Is extremely popular with representatives of foreign governments and friends of the colonel think Loomls' action an uncalled for Insult. Just what action Secretary .Root will take when he takes up the duties of the 8tate department Is problematical. Money for Irrigation Work. The commissioner of the general land office today gave out a statement showing the estimated amounts that will be covered Into the treasury to the credit of the re clamation fund from the sales of public lands during the fiscal year. These amounts. It is asserted, are not precisely accurate, because accounts have not yet been adjusted, but are a close approxi mation based on receipts and expenditures. The total amount covered into the treas ury since the passage of tha reclamation act from various states and territories to June 30, 1906 was $28.0211,570. Of this Ne braska contributed $13,l! all told; $120,786 passing to the credit of the reclamation fund during the last fiscal year. During the fiscal year Just ended by the sale of public lands in South Dakota there was turned Into reclamation funds $174,448, making South Dakota's total contribution, $979,9.11. . Wyoming contributed $243,962 during last fiscal year which added to lands pre viously sold under the provisions of the reclamation act shows that state contri buted up to the present time, $1,244,717. Postal Matters. Iowa rural routes ordered established December 1: Elgin, Fayette county, routes four and five, population 1,045, houses 109; Nowhampton, Chickasaw county, route 6, population 610, houses 102; Watervllle, Al lamakee county, route 3, population 600, houses 112. Business of the Land Office. Commissioner Richards of the general land office today forwarded to' the secre tary of (lie Interior hla annual report cov ering the fiscal year ending June 30 last. It . shows that during the year 16.979,076 acres of the public lands, and 77,646 acres of Indian lands were disposed of, the total exceeding that for 1504 by 650,800 acres. Of the public land disposed of 12,895,671 acres were entered under the homestead law, 606.677 under the timber and stone law. 711,124 under the desert land law and 685,507 acres of swamp lands patented. The total receipts for the year, including those for the sale of Indian lands, were $7,017,811. v The patents' Issued numbered 91,084, as against 66,386 the preceding year. There were pending In the office July 1 last 63.686 cases awaiting adjudication, a de crease of 36,012 from the number pending July 1. 1904. Under the law the net proceeds of the sale for the land are covered into the treas ury for the benefit of the Irrigation recla mation fund, and the total amounts for the year to be so disposed of is approximately $4,757,978, to be distributed among the states and territories as follows: Arlxona $ 47.449 New Mexico. ...$ 86.603 California 361,ftWI' North Dakota 80.2) Colorado . Idaho .... Kansas .. Montana . Nebraska Nevada . . , 270.0HO Oklahoma 370,273 Oregon 30.478 South Dakota. 350031 T'tah 672.634 675.826 174.419 . 60.717 . 622.201 . 243.963 120,787 VTashington 12,1581 Wyoming .. Whisky Rate Hearing. The Interstate Commerce commission today set for hearing In this district on October 30 the case of the National Whole sale Liquor Dealera" Asaociatlon of Amer ica agalnat the Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe railroad and thirty other railroads. In cluding practically all of the principal llnea In the United Statea. The complaintr'ln volves the freight charges on alcohol, high wines and spirits and the rate on whisky from east and middle west points to Pacific, coast terminals. The charges on whisky exceed those on alcohol, high wines and high-proof spirits 50 cents per 100 pounds In lesa than carload lota and 40 cents per 100 pounds In carload lots, both rates having been advanced in April, 1904. The com plainants are seeking relief from tha al leged discriminating rates. War on Comio Postal Cards. Acting Postmaster Genera) Hitchcock, In a circular mailed today to all postmasters, has renewed the campaign started recently against objectionable postcards. He has called attention to the rule which bars from the mall, every card bearing a picture or language that la obacene. Indecent or Im properly auggeatlve. The use of the malls for pictorial cards has been so extenslvs that the department says it haa extended the comic valentine season over the entire year. Most of the complaints come from persons who have been the recipients of vulgar cards mailed anonymously, Cortelyoa Back from Vacation. Postmaster General Qortelyou returned to Washington tonight from hla annual vaca tion, moat of which has been spent on Long Island. Senator Heyhnrn Improving. Senator Heyburn of Idaho, who has been ill with a mild attack of appendicitis. Is Improving rapidly, and It Is expected he will leave his room in a few days. Ths attack manlfeated itae'f on Tueaday night, when the senator was on a train coming to Wash. (Continued on atooood fMe-i THE BEE BULLETIN. Forecast for Nebraska hon era and Cooler Saturday. Sunday Fair and Warmer In Western Portion. Page. 1 Insurance Pool for Lobbying. Banquet to Woodmen Executives. Loomls Geta Even Tilth Michael. Carnival Drawing Bis; Crowds. 8 Yellow Fever on Increaae. Skies In Hungary Are Clearing;. 3 Mews from All Parts of Nebraska. Mission Society Closes Labors. 4 Court Orders Packers to Plead. B Japanese Telia of Conversion. Great Loss by Storm at Manila. Flaht Over Electric Wires. Affairs at South Omaha. T Devotions of Jewish New Vrnr. Money for Park and Road Fnnds. 8 Happenings Which Are Peculiar, tt Growth of the Electric Industry. President Does .ot Accept Gifts. 10 Editorial. 11 Organised Flaht on Parrels Post. Candidates File Expense Mills. Aa to Telephone Toll Llnea. 12 Sporting Events of the Day. Commercial Review of the Week. 18 Financial and Commercial. 13 Council Bluffs nnd Iowa Sews. Bengaleee Are Greatly Excited. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday! Hour. Dca. Hour. Dear, ft a. m tlx 1 p. m TU 6 a. m IS 2 p. m tut 7 a. m I7 3 p. in Kl H a. m ...... ItH 4 p. m M tt n. m 70 D p. m Ml lO a. m 71 p. m HO II ui TU T p. m 7 lit in 78 K p. m 7 9 p. ru 73 LEWIS LIKELY TO BE LYNCHED Charged with Assaulting Council Bluffs Girl In Pullman Car. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 29. (Special Telegram.) J. D. Lewis, the negro who is accused of criminally assaulting Miss Mary H. Riley, formerly a Council Bluffs stenographer. Is likely to be lynched when taken back to Rathdrum, Idaho. Sheriff Edwin Doust of Rathdrum, who will start back from here with his pris oner tomorrow night, admits that there Is grave danger of summary vengeance being meted out. On August 23 last, so the complaint against Lewis alleges, Miss Riley waa aboard a train en route for Spokane Wash. Lewis, the porter In the tourist sleeper, had made himself offensive to Miss Riley, and she complained to the train conductor, who promised her pro tection. Notwithstanding this. It Is charged that shortly after leaving Trout Creek. Idaho, Lewis criminally assaulted the girl. Her screams attracted the at tention of two men passengers, who tried to kill him, but he Jumped from the train while it was running at full speed. Since then a constant search has been kept up for him, as Miss Riley's former employers I In Council Bluffs, la.. learned of the mat ter and guaranteed expenses of the trial Miss Riley, Sheriff Doust says, may not live long enough to prosecute Lewis and If she dtes !ewls will surely be lynched and may be anyhow.""The girl Is now In Spokane waiting to testify. Iwls was ar rested In Colorado Springs while working as a Pullman porter. He was taken from the train. TEXAS RAILWAYS IN COURT Fifteen Lines Ask an Injnnctlon Restraining atnte from Collect ing Special Tin. AUSTIN. Tex.. Sept. 29,-Flfteen of the trunk lines In Texas appeared hefore Judge Brooks of the Twenty-eighth district court here today through their attorneys and asked for an Injunction restraining the state from enforcing the provisions of a taxation bill passed at the last session of the legislature and which will become operative October 1. Thelaw permits the state to collect 1 per cent tax on gross re ceipts of all railroads. In addition to all other taxes levied. The Injunction Is asked on several grounds, principally that the tax Is both confiscatory and unconstitu tional. The Judge took the matter of grant ing a temporary Injunction under advise ment and will hand down his decision to morrow. Should the railroads have to pay this tax It will represent upward of $160,000 for this year alone. NORTHWESTERN REACHING OUT New Extensions to De Constructed In Wyoming, South Dakota, Wis consin and Michigan. CHICAGO.' Sept. t9. Announcement Is made that the Chicago A. Northwestern railway will push to Immediate completion the new line under construction from Cas per. Wyo., west to Lander and the Wind River reservation, where 1,600,000 acres of public land will be thrown open to home stead settlement next June. At the same time announcement Is made of the build ing of the line In South Dakota, from Pierre west to the Black Hills, snd sev eral short lines In northern Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan. Prepara tions are being made for handling traffic at the Chicago end of the system. This includes completion of a four-track sys tem between Chicago and Milwaukee and extenslxe plans for track elevation and other Improvements of Chicago terminals. PRESIDENT HARPER DYING Only Herole Surgical Operation Can Prolong Life and that Will Not . Bring Permanent Relief. CHICAGO. Sept. 29 It has been decided by the physicians in attendance on Presi dent Harper of the University of Chicago that nothing will save his life but a sur gical operation cf heroic character. It Is arimltferi that there ta nraetlcallv nn -honr.- j of Mving fe unle8. ,he cancer wh,ch Is killing him Is checked by the removal of a portion of the large Intestine. It ta proposed by the surgeons to make an ex amination in a few days to decide on the advisability of the operation. It ia reported that the chances are greatly against the permanent relief of the patient, if the op eration Is performed. Movements of Ocean Vesaela Sept. SO. At New York Arrived: Llguiia, from Naples; Madonna, from Marseilles; Lu canla, from IJverpool; I- Torralne, from Havre. Balled: Celtic, from Liverpool. At Glasgow Sailed: Numidian, for New York. At Liverpool Arrived: , Arabic, from Bos ton. At Dover Sailed: Moltke, for New York, via Boulogne. At Naples Arrived: Romanic, from Bos ton At Queenatown Arrived: Campania, from , . - - At Detford-Arrlvad: Manltou. from I m . . m . l . . - KING'S HIGHWAY BUSY Thousands tpand Evening in Joyi of the Carnival Street Eair. ATTENDANCE STILL MAKING NEW RECORDS Ifaiagement Looki for Crowd Today that Will Eclipte All Figures. ALL THE BOOTHS ARE NOW OCCUPIED Exhibits Complete and Well Patroiiiei Ij Merry-Making Visiters. MME. AMI TELLS OF HER DARING FEAT Walking a Celling Makee Her Servous When Accompanied by Fire works and Other Carnival Incidents. Ak-Sa-r-nen Program. Gates open from 9 a. m. until midnight. Band concerts, 1 and 7 p. m. Free Attractions Mine. Ami. aerial artist. 1:36 and 8 p.m.; Phil D. Greene, spiral tower, 4:i and 10:30 p. m.; Prince Voutuckey, hlg't wire acts. 2:10 and 9 p. in.; Bllde for lite. 3:15 and 9:56 p. ni. All snows open at i:so ana 7:w p. m. Bahcoik loons the loop In the stadium at 3:30 and 9:30 p. m. Douglas County Agricultural society ex hibition. Today Is Children's, Elks and Royal Achates day. Attendance at King's Highway. 1J6. ...S.7 ...6.4S3 ...6,6.13 19M. 1.294 6,078 8: 1 First day ... Second day Third day .. Were you at the carnival last night? Well, if you stayed at home you missed It. More than 6,000 of your fellow eltliens were there and all of them seemed to have oceans of fun. They visited tha shows. watched the outdoor performances, rode the merry-go-round, ate candy and threw con fetti. And withal they had such a pleasant time that It was long after 11 o'clock before there was any appreciable decrease In the number on tho grounds. v On the corresponding day of last year Brother Welsh and Jupiter Pluvius frowned on the carnival and the flood gatea of heaven were opened. Only 824 persona at tended. But the fourth day was Saturday and It was a big one, for nearly 20.0V) people visited the big (.how. Doc Breed and Harold Bushea say that 20,000 will be easy today If Brother Welsh will keep the rain away. Booths All none. Doe Breed was about the grounds all day disposing of the booths and when night came only one was left. It waa said that three men were trying to get It after Mr. Breed had gone to bed. All the booths and shows had a good business. The only really new feature of the day was the merry-go-round, which began operations In the evening. It Is a fast one, with newly painted horses, and became pop ular at once. Mme. Ami. the human fly, walked on the celling at 1:35 and at 8. Everybody knows she. keeps her Inverted position by means of rubber vacuum cups on her shoes, but they cannot understand how aha leta loose her hold on the board above her. She explained to a reporter and showed him a little wire which she presses with her toes to let air Into the cup when she wants to take the next step. Madame Is Nervous. "It makes me a little nervous," said Mme. Ami. "It Is not because I am up side down, but the fireworks are so bright and make so much noise. I am not afraid of falling, though I did fall once, down In Mexico. There was something the mat ter with the apparatus. A little scratch on the surface of the mahogany on which I walk would mean a terrible fall and per haps death for me." A large crowd assembled at the stadium In the evening to see Prince Youtuckey's high wire acts, also the loop the loop and the high dive. The dive could not be done on account of the wind. The ping pong girls proved themselves very popular. Hundreds rode the elephant and the camel. Once the elephant became hungry and he stopped at a booth and stuck out his trunk for something to eat. He ab solutely refused to proceed until he had been given seven roast beef sandwiches, eleven pieces of sugar, a loaf of bread and two apples. It all went out of sight In a hurry. v Monday will be a free day for the chil dren of the orphanages aif the city. The management deslrea that the heads of these Institutions come and bring the children with them. The shows will be free for the little ones. SCHURMAN REPLIES TO CRITIC President of Cornell I'ulverslty Makes Pointed Remarks Upon True End of Education. ITHACA, N. Y.. Sept. 29.-In his address at the opening of Cornell university Presi dent Schurman announced an Increase of 146 students over the nur. ber registered at the same time last year, and said that all Indications point to a total regular at tendance of 3,600 this year. In conclusion he referred to a Chicago manufacturer who recently said: I prefer boys that have a good school education. In business they are cheaper, will lust longer and are more easily re duced to cogs in the machinery. Our col lege men know too many things. In reply to this President Schurman said: If we have reached a point where the end of life is that each Individual shall pre pare himself to be a cog In the machinery and nothing else this gentleman Is right. On the other hand culture for Its own sake amounts to something now as In tha past, I think this gentleman la wrong and so much the worse for bualneaa. FIVE BODIESJiN ONE GRAVE Fnneral of Mra. Condltt and Her Chil dren Who Were Murdered Near Ednn, Tesaa. HOUSTON, Tex.. Sept. 29 -The bodies of Mra. A. J. Condltt. her 13-year-old daughter and her three sons, who were murdered yesterday near Edna, Tex., by a negro, were Interred this afternoon In a single grave. The discovery of a bloody adxe with which the crime was committed and a bundle of discarded clothing, found by bloodhounds a short distance, from the scene of the tragedy, are the only clews left by the murderer. However, as a re sult of suspicion against Hank Gibson, a 17-year-old negro boy, who was working In a nearby field in'! who gave the first alarm, his home was searched and a table cloth with a bundle of bloody clothing was found concealed between the covers of a bed. If Mr. Condltt, the husband, is abl ,0 ,d'nt!,jr the "t,ele' ' I fiNtlu 1 v r. Ivnl.1 iprooafely be lytic Led, imuaoeipua.