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FIGHT FOR CONTROL
Hallway. Will At'.empVta Captura Inter
tat Commerce taw Conation.
MOVE TO EXCLUDE "RAILROAD DELEGATES
Committea Says Man Opaoied to Purpoia f
. Maeti.g Will Hot Admitted.
OPfOSITION IS HEADED BY D. M. TAR
fcays Delegates Are Recnlarly Appoi-
and Will Iaiiat on Hearing. "
HOT TIME IS EXPECTEB THIS MO' G
Is Mora Than
Needed to Pi
CHICAGO. Oct. 2&.-Pollee may be
nfiary to prevent a clash between the
two factions of delegates to the Interstate
commerce law convention which will hcg,n
a two day's session In Stelnway hall at
10 o'clock to-morrow morning. Officials of
the association assert that the railroads
have brought hundreds of deleKates to
Chicago from all parts of the country for
the purpose of packing the convention and
preventing an endorsement of President
Roosevelt's plan of governmental regulation
of freight rates by Increasing the power of
the Interstate commerce commission.
The executive commltrtee of the Inter
state Commerce Law association met to
day to arrange the . preliminaries for the
meeting to be held to-morrow. After much
debate It was decided that It would be un
fair to the business Interests of the coun
try, who ere unaware of the attempts
which the members of the commlttte de
clare will be made to pack the convention
to allow any delegate to participate In the
convention with the purpose of which they
are manifestly at variance. Therefore It
was decided to have blanks prepared by the
secretary containing the following extracts
from the president's last message to con
gress as the sole subject to be discussed
snd conldered at the conventllon:
Ths Interstate ' commerce should be in
vested with the power where a given rate
ha been challenged and after full power of
hearing found to be unreasonable to decide,
subject to Judicial review, what shall be
a reasonable rate to taka Its place, the
ruling of the commerce commission to take
effect Immediately and to obtain unless it
is reversed by the court of reviews.
Will Exclude the Antla.
To all delegates claiming to be entitled
to participation In the proceedings of the
convention these blanks are offered and
such aa refuse to sign them will be
declared Ineligible. . The executive commit
It le not 1 the Intention to shut off or
curtail the free discussion of all questions
aa to the best method of securing leglala
tlon in accordance with the president's
recommendations, but those who are not In
favor of auch legislation have as a matter
St course tiie great American privilege of
Irlng 1 hall and holding a meeting of
Judge 8. H. Cowan of Port Worth, Tex.,
chJTTnaa't-h..neutlve committee, "naM
tonlghU'1 " -
, This call for the convention was Issued
for a BDeclfled mirnase to endorse Presi
dent Roosevelt's Interstate commerce com
mission policy, aa expressed in his last
message to conaress. We have been in
formed and are certain that men have been
sent here In the Interests of railroads, and
that their expenses have been paid by the
railroads. It la the boast of the henchmen
. or the railroads here that they will capture
the convention, but I do not believe that
hev will be able to do anything of th
kind, and In my opinion is would be most
injudicious tor mem to attempt it.
Parry Heada the Opposition.
D. M. Parry, president of the National
Manufacturers' association, who Is leading
the opposition faotlon, said:
This convention will be composed of fair-
minded and conservative ousiness men rrom
all nans of the country who are regularly
appointed under the Invitation and call for
the convention. Many of them are opposed
to the proposed remedy of President Roose
velt for the abatement of the rate evil and
they have a right to be heard. We will
rimnt admission on our credentials and
If this la denied we will Insist upon our
rights.- We want free speech and a fair
discussion of the question on the floor of
the convention without the application of
The matter of credentials . on which Mr.
Parry base his claim of right of admission
Is founded on the fact that 500 commercial
organisations from all parts of the country
have appointed delegates on the basis of
one for each 100 member and th governor
of each state was asked to appoint one
delegate f.om each congressional district.
A large number of delegates appointed are
opposed to the policy, of the president, aud
they claim that Inasmuch as they were
regularly appointed their views either for
or against the president should not be an
issue deciding their eligibility as delegates.
Tight Waxes Waraa.
About 2u0 delegates had arrived In the
city this evening and both factions dad
opened headquarters In the Auditorium
hotel. Feeling ran high and both sides had
numerous committees at work buttonhol
ing and Interviewing every delegate who
appeared on the scene. Both sides were
outspoken In their determination to control
the convention tomorrow and unless some
body's action In the morning is weaker
than his words of tonight there will be a
warm time In Stelnway hall before noon
TAFT IS NOT A CANDIDATE
Secretary of War says He I Not Plan.
ulna; a Campaign for the
WASHINGTON. Oct. 23. The Post tomor
row morning will suy:
Secretary of War Taft is not planning to
enter a campaign for the tiiiency, haa no
inifnUlMl Wi WW,,, - v-uiurm Willi ItlS
a...t In the .ahlnet and means to atuv ehr..
ss long as the president desires It. Such Is
the substance of an announcement made by
liliu yrslerduy and which will tend to put
si rest, temporarily at least, the talk of his
being a presidential candidate.
"I am satisfied with my present place and
shall be pleased to remain In the cabinet as
long a I ran." added Mr. Taft. "1 have al
ready said that I bad no intention of be
coming a candidate for the presidency and
lutnorisea no on' io inn nm ii raiurnuai
boom.' as.lt has been called.
The Post adds that Secretary Taft's state
ment was called forth by published reports
In connection with his recent Akron, O.,
rpeech that he has no presidential ambi
FLAMMER QUITS THE RACE
Mepnbllcan Nominee for District at
torney In Sew York Advises His
Friends to Vote for Jerome. . .
NEW YORK, Oct. 2ft. Charles A. Flain
mer tonight announced tils resignation aa
republican candidate fur district attorney
and appealed to the members of the party
lo support the candklaoy of William T ravers
RUSSIAN STRIKE IS COMPLETE
tsar's Government Confronted by One
of the Moat Crucial Situations
In Its History.
8T. PETERSRUTtO. Oct. 26.-4 a. m Con
fronted by a situation more crucial than
any since the beginning of the political and
social upheaval of Russia, and which at the
time this dispatch Is filed shows no signs of
amelioration, the emperor's ministers, under
the leadership of Count Wltte, spent nearly
all of yesterday In conferences In the hope
.' seeing some way out of the disordered
ondltlon Into which the revolutionists and
.he socialists have cast the country.
The general strike on the railroads Is
complete except In a few border provinces,
snd St. Petersburg. Moscow snd other large
cities are. almost as closely beleaguered as
If they were Invested by besieging srmles.
At the same time, the Indnstrlsl strike
hss assumed large dimensions, and the tur
bulent elements In several localities are of
fering open resistance to (the troops.
The Finland railroad to Helslngfors and
the steamers constitute St. Petersburg's
only means of communication with the
outer world this morning. The postal au
thorities are now refusing to accept ordi
nary mail and commercial correspondence
Is at a standstill.
The strike Is complete In the great fac
tory region on both banks of the Neva
above the city, and In several other indus
trial quarters. Forty thousand men are
out, but they are conducting themselves In
a most orderly manner.
I.arge meetings, mainly of workmen, were
held lust night in the university and the
higher echools. at which the sentiment was
inanlmous for continuing the strike on the
railroads to the bitter end. The proceed-
ngs at several of the meetings were of a
strong revolutionary character, the speak
ers calling n their auditors to arise and
slay all "chlnovnlks" and the police and to
meet the troops with armed force. These
speeches were received with enthusiastic
Cheers. The police were powerless to Inter
fere, the precincts of the university being
forbidden ground to them under an Imperial
EKATERINOSLAV, Oct. 25-Flfteen per
sons were killed and twenty-six Injured
yesterday In a conflict between troops and
strikers at the Briansk works, where the
strikers had erected wire entanglements.
The courts, hanks and other public offices
have been closed.
LOAN NEGOTIATIONS COMPLETE
Paris Bankers gar French Get
120,000,000 with $20,000,000
to I nlted states.
PARIS, Oct. 25 Banker forming the
syndicate which Is taking up the French
portion of the Russian loan received a dis
patch today from the French delegates at
St. Petersburg announcing that the negotia
tion have been completed, that the con
tract I signed ' and - that the delegate
are returning to Paris October 27.
The local banker say the French portion
is $120,000,000; the German portion 180.000,000
and Great Britain and the United States
will take $30,000,000 each. - The rate of In
terest I said to be 4 per cent and it Is
expected to sell the bonds at about 90.
ORDER -RESTORED IN;. CHILE
Three Tboasand Troops Arrive nt
Santiago Where Sixty Per
sons Are Killed.
LONDON, Oct. IS. A dispatch to Reuter's
Telegram- company from Santiago, Chile,
today, states that 3,000 troops arrived there
last night and that order has been restored
The troops are still patrolling the streets
Probably sixty persons were killed and 200
were wounded drulng the recent rioting.
Negotiating- for a King;.
CHRISTIANIA, Norway, Oct, 25.-The
government at a secret session of the
storthing today asked to be endowed with
full power to negotiate with Prince Charles
of Denmark for his acceptance of the
crown of Norway on the understanding
that the' peogle of Norway endorae ths
position ot the storthing and the govern
ment by a referendum vote to be taken
August 13 on the question of the dissolu
tion of ths union. The debate was post
poned until Friday.
MOB GOES AFTER WRONG MAN
Driver of Automobile, Assisting In
jured Woman, Mistaken for
Man Who Hnrt Her.
LOS ANGELES Cat.. Oct. 26-Mra.
Thomas Langhelm of this city, waa so se
verely injured in alighting from a street
car last night that death may result, and
Willlum Ruins, salesman for an automobile
concern, was threatened ' with lynching at
the hands of a mob of excited persons,
who misconstrued the motive of the tat
ter's kiudnebs In removing the crippled
woman to her home,
Mm. Langhelm stepped from a car while
It was in inotlou, was throw: violently to
the pavement and seriously hurt.
Immediately following the accident, Kuess,
driving an automobile, rounded the corner,
and. comprehending the situation, with the
assistance of other passenger on the car,
lifted the woman Into his automobile and
started for a physician's office. An im
mense crowd !:ad juthered In th mean
time and the Idea gained circulation that
he iiad run her down with his automobile
and for several minutes an aspect of serl-
ou.ncs. surrounaea the scene, cries of
lynch bin." filled the air and the vahew.
enc of ths txprcswions of the crowd mads
U imperative mai nurss gee away IlUr-
rledly. Leaving explanations to his friends
he departed at full speed and Mrs. Lang
helm was soon under the care of a doctor
and was later removed to her home, where
she luy in au unconscious condition
. ,,,,.,,,..,, h
throughout the night
COLORADO STRIKE RENEWED
Attempt of Mine Owners to Force
"Closed Shop" Role Results
Tl,"l I I'RinB"
I ILUXKIUE, (.'OIO., Oct. 2S Eighty I . imiwn,
j minors employed at the Alia mines and I Poke for an hour on "Eauallty of Oppor
I mills struck last night when notices were tunity." and ths tenor of his remarks was
I posted reouestina all emnlove. tn tak. nnf I uct that at the conclusion Mr. C. M.
cards of membership In the Mine Owner.-
When the great strike In this district
was called off about a year ago by ths
Western Federation of Miners, the Mine
Owners association made a rule that all
men working In the mines and mills must
Join their association. For a time this
rule was enforced, but of late has been
allowed to become Inert. Recently ths
owners of the Alia " properties gave notioe
to the leasers that they must hire only
such men as were Saiallwotd by member
ship in the Mine Owners' organisation An
attempt to carry out this ordsr caused the
Aita men to strike.
SHAW ON MERCHANT MARINE
Secretary Point Oat Wee.neei of Country
in Trade Extension Campaign.
BANKER BROWN AGAIN STARTS SOMETHING
Takes Exception to Remark of Lien
tenant Governor Sherman of Illi
nois, Who Thinks Monopolies
Are Here to May.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Oct. l.-(8peclal.)-Lelle M.
Bhaw, secretary of the treaauay, addressed
the State Bankers' association this after
noon on "Trade Expansion." His address
followed thst of Chancellor Andrew of the
University of Nebraska, who spoke on the
reclamation of the arid lands of the west
and tho possibilities of their productiveness.
Fraternity hall. In which the meetings are
being held, wss packed to the door and
many people were unable to gain entrance.
Seated on the platform were Senator Bur
kett. Governor Mk key and President Tren-
In beginning his talk Secretary Shaw said i
he had recently made an address before
the American Bankers' association and the
members had afterward complained because
he had not told them to collect interest on
deposits or something along the lines of
their business, and he hoped the Nebraska
bankers would not say the same thing when
he concluded his present address.
"I Just want to 'call your attention to a
few Important question which you will be
called upon to solve. I do not want to offer
a remedy or a solution to these problems,
but I want to say something that will make
you think about public affairs, f hope the
next time jAir wife comes into the library
and finds you In deep thought and she asks
you what you are thinking about you will
tell her 'public affairs.' If you do, telegraph
me at my expense."
Then Secretary Shaw launched Into a dis
cussion ot the trade relations existing be
tween the I'nited States and foreign coun
tries, with every thought tending to a ship
subsidy as a solution, but before he con
cluded he said: t
"I don't want any one to go away from
here and quote me as being In favor of a
ship subsidy. I have never said I was In
favor of ship subsidy. I am in favor ot a
merchant mi.rlne, and I don't want to be
quoted as favoring anything else. I leave
it to you to discover the way to get the
Shortly after beginning his speech and
Just after he had announced his subject,
"Trade Expansion," some carpentera on the
" "P "'rime nammenng. wnicn
for a while almost stopped the speaker.
"If that is some one erecting a building,"
he said, "don't stop him. That 1 what I am
In favor of."
Secretary Shaw's Address.
Secretary Bhaw said in substance:
The nations of the earth export annually
tlo.ism.tmu.uiO worth of products, of which
amount one-eighth originates in America
and one-ninth of whicn finds consumption
here. While the nations are selling to each
nt hflr t)i( aiiiirni.m. a ,.. . n-..w4,.nd
Americans are selling to each other IJ5.000.-1
OuO.tM) worth of domestic products. This
is not Decause we are great International
Quarters of all lha rntinn that la
keted. The world 'has' to come here for
us cor ion, we nave the . only country
The world never had- more than six months'
supply on hand and It Is neceswarv for I
the world, to come where it can get the
products. We produce 500.000.0ti0 tons of
copper, 73 per cent of refined petroleum,
rsow, men. me standard Oil company
haa found it good to own Its own ships.
The Standard Oil company, the meat pack
ers and the International Harvester com
pany have done many bad things, but 'I
think It right to give them credit for doing
more than any one else In securing mar
kets. I do not say I am defending these
corporations, but-if they are abused for
their sins then they should get some tittle
credit for what they have done for the
We are going to need more markets. That
la the comina- problem that must 1a tj I .1
How will we gt these markets? We have
not sold much by going out after mar
kets, but because outsiders have come to
ua for the goods. It is now coming to- the
time when there must be an . outlet for
the products of the factorv n ... -a,.,
not always depend upon furnishing the
food supply of the world.
foreign snh etM,TOnMi",d "
two-American porta As a result we have
ine oest and meanest service along the
American coasts. That law still remains.
America nas always helped the promoter.
The railroads were given money and as
sisted In spanning the continent. The re
sult is we have more miles of railroad
than any other country. . Bv means of
subsidy we have developed the country.
Just at this. time, though, we are going
to see that the railroads do not unmake
us. though they have made us. ,
We have subsidized harbors and rivers;
we have subsidised railroads and we have
started in to subsidize commerce.
Ships Are Needed. , .
At this time we have better railroad fa
cilities and cheaper freight lutes than any
country on earth. We can get our goods
to the coast line and there we stop. We I
nave nu snips nying me American nug
We have started in to dig a ditch which
I the right to dig cost us $5u.0uo,0u0. It will
cost 0u0.0(0,000 more to dig ll; more mil -
lions to maintain It; more millions to de
fend it. We are under contract to allow
other countries to use it at the same rale
we have to pay. We have done this be
cause at the present lime it Is the same dis
tance from New .York to San Francisco
as It Is from Ixmdon. when our ships go
around Cape Horn. When this rrnul i.
dug It will be the aamo distance from New were tn the thick of the tight Joined forces
York to Hong Kong as it Is from London j as soon as they saw the approaching patrol
to Hong Kong. That la why we are build- j ... . IV
lng it. We are doing It in the Interest of ! aon8 nd the blue t--t!' were attacked on
commerce. 1 all sides with stones and vegetables whpe
But we have po ships. Foreign ships go water was poured on them by students
ru" gzjniZf Wu ; 'it lhe uTr;rle; .r :,ie co"ee-wwie
bring them to New York and then take a ! tnl" ta" of flflllr" had ht:en going on for
load of goods to F.urone. We buy feu per i some time and the police were getting de
cent of what Braxil sells and It liuvs ono- i ..i.wiu- h ..f th- k.,i. i.k...
JaPVn war Ve LluTd mn n"";
I d r
haul our products. Even Spain furnishes
ar u-a. Mr ,i,r nniu II.VJ, OUI Willi
ernmeni agreed to pay the expenses of
these ships. What would he the result?
kio'.'lloTeS t.o77Kr!,'Umbtr f 'hem suffered sever, cut. about
Everywhere agenta would hustle for trade! ; their heads and faces from the puntshnient
But don't say that I am in tavor of shiii i administered by . the police,
subsidy. I am lust saying some things to An Investigation has been beaun bv the
you to get vou to thinking. I want a mer
churl marine. DUt i uon t know how to
Brown Aaala starts Somethlaa.
At the morning session of the bankers a
second Incident as exciting as the Dawes
Brown Incident was averted only by a
! r,rown' president of the First National
bank of Cambridge, who was Mr. Dawes1
antagonist yesterday, arose to question the
truth and logic of some of the statements.
Mr. Brown began by calling attention to
the fact that Mr. Sherman's speech was
simply a continuation of thst of Mr.
Dawes, snd he was proceeding to express
bis disapprobation with the sentiments ex
pressed, when the hankers, hungry and
anxious to avoid any more controversy,
rushed through a motion to adjourn.
Mr. Sherman is a very rapid talker, and
spoke without notes. He uses homely, but
striking metaphors, and many of his hits
(Continued on Second Page )
METHODIST BISHOPS GATHER
Seml-Annual Session of College I In
Progress ajl the National
WASHINGTON, fyet. 25.-The college of
bishops of the Methodist Episcopal church,
comprising the governing body of that
denomination, met In Semi-annual confer
ence here today.
Several matters of Interest and Impor
tance to Methodism are to be dealt with
during the sessions which are to be held
daily during the week. Particularly Inter
esting will be tho assignments which the
bishops will give themselves In presiding
over the spring conferences.
The disposition of the case of Prof. Hlnk
ley O. Mitchell, elected by the board of
trusteees of . the Boston university, to fill
the chair of Hhrew, Is perhaps tho ques
tion of most popular Interest. Six months
ago the bishops refused to confirm tho
selection of Prof. Mitchell on the ground
that his Interest In the "higher criticism"
of the Flhle unfitted him to teach the
fundamentals of Methodism. The trustee
of the university have refused to concur In
thl decision and have reappointed the
proressor. five years ago Prof. Mitchell
was before the bishops and explained hla
beliefs to their satisfaction. Since that
time he has published a book called "Tho
World Before Abraham." In which It Is
alleged by many churchmen he ha made
heretical statements -concerning the Old
Testament, It was this which was the
basis of the adverse action six months
ago at which time t
equally divided over
i bishops were nearly
It he question.
The sessions of tao conference are all
held behind closed
nors that there may
be the greatest freedom in the presentation
and discussion of biinsB and other mat
ters. It is expected that the first three
days of the conference will be devoted
to hearing reports from the' superlnten-
dents on the work' of their particular
fields. Each bishop has practically abso
lute authority In hi bishopric and an
effort Is made at the semi-annual confer
ence to make their work and decisions
Of the total of twenty-eight bishops com
prising the college about, twenty are pres
(OFFICIALS PROBE FOR CRIME
Department of Jostle fends Special
Kanmlner to Take Charge of
WASHINGTON', Oct. 23.-The comptroller
of the currency has been called upon by
'. the department of lustlce to send a sneclal
examiner o Pittsburg to make an lnvestl-
gation of the affairs of the Enterprise Na
tlonal bank of ' Allegheny, Pa., recently
closed by order of the comptroller. The
examiner will make his report directly to
the United States district attorney of Pitts
burg, whom he will assist In case legal pro.
ceedin'gs are instituted. This, It Is stated.
Is the usual course followed In such cases
and Is taken in order that the district at
torney may be placed! In .possession of the
ac" necessary to .
kermlne whether or
not action is require
j Fdward p Mrirev
national bank exam-
'ln of the Plttsburi
district, will make
the examinationa l
employe was at work today with the books
of the Enterprise National bank. ' All the
i old employes, except the bank messenger,
1 ....a w
their services were no longer needed and
the new clerks were at once put to work.
I Receiver Cunningham refused to assign his
reasons for making the change.
William B. Rldgely, comptroller of :the
currency, who report said yesterday was
In Pittsburg or coming to this city to take
charge of the affairs of the Enterprise Na
tional bank ot Allegheny, has not yet been
located and Hrls not believed he Is here or
is coming at this time. ...
' John Mar rem, a promlfient attorney here.
Is authority for the statement that legal
proceedings, both criminal and civil, are to
be brought in connection
I he brought in connection with the Enter-
prise bank failure, just aa soon as the
I papers can be prepared. Mr. Marron says
! that Cashier Clark left confession, giving
1 de,all of hls operations.
DENTAL STUDENTS IN RIOT
Chicago Police Attacked When At
tempt Is Made to Preserve Order .
During Clnss Rush.
CHICAGO. Oct. 26. Twenty-five police
men and 200 students ot the Chicago Col
lege of Dental Surgery engaged In a fierce
fight this afternoon and before order hud
been restored fifteen of the students hud
been arrested. At one point during' the
fight the police were forced to fire shots
heads of the students' to scare
! the latter back.
! Tlie frebnien and Junior clusses of the
Institution met in their annual- class rush
j today and the battle became so desperate
that a call was sent to two police aations
in the vicinity. When the police arrived on
the scene, the battle between ths students
had been in progress for half an hour, and
,mu muvvu u". """el cr na wagon
traffic In nearby streeta. The students who
drew their revolvers and tired several
This brought the students to their
! senses and they ran In all directions but
n.,H, e aueeerrled In nukli.1 tiff.,.
captures. All the students bore slg-us of
the conflict in their rent afcirments ami &
faculty and the ringleaders of the disturb-
a nee will be punished.
AFTER DISTILLING COMPANY
Government Alleges that North Caro
lina Company Failed to
Comply with Law.
GREENSBORO, N. C, Oct. 25. Interest
ing litigation has been begun In the federal
court here in the case of the United States
against N. Glenn Williams, D. F. Ken
nedy and the Old Nick Williams Distilling
company, Indicted In fifteen counts for al
leged frauds against the government In con
ducting a big ' distillery, rectifying and
wholesale whiskey plant In Yadkin county.
Ths trial began yesterday. On lhe part
of the prosecution, besides many govern
ment documents, there are seventy-five
witnesses, some from California, The pur
pose of ths trial Is to show that the defend
ants transported and sold thousands of
gallons of whiskey more than thelf sworn
reports to ths government for payment of
SMALL RANCHERS PROSPER
Stock Feeden in Short Gran Coin try An
Doing Bight Well.
WINTER RANGE AND IMPORTED FEED
Combination that Makes Prosperity
Possible to Those Who Have
Secared Title to Lands In
fFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
CRAWFORD. Neh Oct. 25.-(Speclal.)-
Crawford Is located In ths territory that
may he strlclly railed the "short grass
country" and the evidences of waste of
beef producing material are Just a notice
able here as fsrther east, although the
grass does not grow so tall. Tnd In this
pa-t of th state doe not produce ss much
feed per cre as In Sheridan. Cherry, Brown
ana Kocg counties, though the grsss cures
on the ground and make better winter
feed for cattle, than does the grsss fsrther
esst when not cut for hay. Chadron Is the
center of the large cattle companies of
Nebraska, and at Chadron exists some
sentiment In fsvor of the leasing proposi
tion, although when questioned, the advo
cates of the leasing theory admit that to
lease the public lands would only serve as
a makeshift and would not settle the ques
tion. The bro'sd prairies In this part of Ne
braska are covered with grasses from two
to four Inches high, and hut little hay can
be harvested except along the valleys,
which are few and far between. In many
places a Jack rabbit maV be aeen for miles.
the country being so level In some parts.
On those brond expanses of prairie only
an occasional fence may be seen snd an
occasional bunch of cattle. If cattle can
be kept In a pasture, the owner or care
taker can. by visiting the stock every few
days during the summer to see that they
have water and salt, take good care of a
large number with very little effort. In
fact It is pleasant work In the summer and
fall, hut during th winter, sheds and feed
should be supplied and this cannot be done
without moving the cattle aome distance.
Sammer nnd Winter Ranare. .
Most of the rattle raisers here have a
summer range and a winter rane. The
winter range Is usualy where feed ran be
easily obtained on short notice tT meet
the effects of the cold rains and snow
storms. The practice of supplying sheds
for the cattle Is not as generally observed
here as It Is farther east, and this causes
a certain percentage of loss eaeh winter
and frequently a heavy loss. ' Whvn the
cattle are taken from the summer ranges
to the winter rangea there In nothing left
to look after, and It Is Idle to pass laws
requiring people to live out on these bleak,
lonesome prairies. They will not do It.
It would be Just as sensible to pass a law
requiring members of the Omaha city coun
cil io iaae ineir lamines ana reside on
top of the city ' hall during their terms i
of office as to try to get people to live
out on the. prairie where there are no !
comforts, especially In this "short grass"
country. Several small ranchers located
south of Crawford own their own lands,
but they usually have a residence for
I heir families In some of the small towns.
In practically- every instance where" ranch
men own their own land they are doing
well, and such persons have no trouble
In borrowing all the money, they care to
Invest to enlarge their business. 2ome of
the small cattle raisers market consider
able cream, and the cream Industry gives
promise of great things In the future.
While some Irrigation Is done. It s only
by Individuals and In ' comparison to the
great extent of the country can be con
sdered only, as a small factor In the de
velopment of the natural resources here
awaiting the co-operation of capital and
Interest in Irrlaatlon.
The close proximity of this county to
the Irrigable lands on and along the
North Platte river and the convenience
of railroad transportation furnishes a prac
tical way of securing winter feed In the
future when the government has com
pleted Us plans to Irrigate the rich valley
land of the Nortn Platte. Many of the
cattlemen In this county have bought land
along the irrigation route and expect to
seed It down to alfalfa aa soon as the gov
ernment turns the water, on. No finer
alfalfa producing' land Is found in the
country than above and below Bridgeport,
and all of that district is made uvallable
to furnish hay to the cattle raisers of this
country by the new Burlington line south
from Alliance. It will probably be two
years . before the government has com
pleted Its Irrigation ditches, but in the
meantime the private enterprises- have de-
veloped rapidly along the North Platte and
the valley is now raising a large Unnuge
of hay eauh year. Omaha business men
j should look' out for the trade of this part
of Nebraska, for Denver Is In evidence in
almost all lines of trade. ,
- Have Faith in President.
In talks with stockmen who reside in
Sioux county it Is learned that the same '
general conditions of unrest exist there as
In the other parts of western Nebraska.
They appear to-be at a loss to know what
the outcome will be. None of them blame
the president In the least. They consider
that he Is simply enforcing the law against
fencing the public lands, the same as he is
enforcing other laws.- In fact, they con
sider htm one of themselves and believe
that he so well understands the difficulties
under which they are laboring that if prac
tical relief Is proposed he will give It his
hearty and effective support. The plan pro
posed, to sell the remaining public lands in
Nebraska in limited tracts on annual pay
ments covering five or six years, and re
quiring that proof of use of the land tor
grazing purposes be made before patent
cun be Issued, appears to be the most pop
ular of any of the several plans that have
been discussed and considered by the cattle
It is a mistake to believe that these men
do not want people to come Into the coun
try. Isolated cases are known where per
sons engaged In raising cattle on the ranges
have made It unpleasant for homesteaders,
but It can safely be said thst the blame has
not been all on one side. So far as the sel
fish Interest of each warring factor Is con
cerned. It nisy be stated that one side is
Just about as bad, or Just about aa good, as
the case may be, as the other. As a mat
ter of fact, the difficulties between the
various Individuals about ths division of
the range has not, as a general rule,
amounted to much more than are the usual
neighborhood rows over slock on the farms
In the eastern part of ths state, but cases
of dispute about the range, when either of
the contending parties hss any right to It
under the law, gives each side, an oppor
tunity to say bad things about the other.
Nearly every ranchman In the country,
and especially, the small ranchers, want lo
ses mors people settle In their localities and
Incoming settlers will find as good neigh
bors here ss any place they can go, but
tbe difficulty now is thst actual settlers
are so few snd far between ss to make It
undeslrsbls to go out on the pralrls to raise
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Tharsday nnd f older
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YELLOW FEVER SITUATION
Officials Say President Will Re
Comparatively f,lttle Danger
from Plaane Today.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 85. Report to
p. m. of yellow fever situation:
New foci 4
Cases under treatment M
Cases discharged 2,W
While the eve of the president's visit does
not And yellow fever stamped out In New
Orleans It Is the conviction of all federal
and other scientists who are gathered here
iiini 1 1 1 " i l-n 1 1 r lunn in turning lu n i
Orleans for a day Is Infinitely small. The I
crowded programme which has been ar
ranged will keep him constantly on the
move and If therf are Infected stegomyla
at large in the city they will have little
opportunity to attack him. But while the
! fever has not been entirely stamped out It
Is so nearly completely eradicated that
there Is considered little danger either for
natives or for visitors. There was a slight
rise In the number of cases todny. the
victims being found In sections already
affected. The deat'i list continues Insig
nificant. FALL RIVER SKIES CLEAR
Manufacturers Ask for Farther Con
ference Monday nnd Strike Is
PALL RIVER. Oct. 25-At the very mo
ment when a atrike of more than 25.nort
textile operatives employed In seventy-five
mills In this city seemed a certainty, the
situation was suddenly cleared by the
action of the Manufacturers' association
and the outlook tonight is brighter than
at any time since the wage question, haa
come to the front. I
The manufacturers expressed a hope that
a compromise might be reached and re
quested that the unions take no action on
declaring a atrike before next Monday
night. This request was made, it was
stated. In order that the manufacturers and
their representatives might hold further
A conference between the manufacturers
and operatives will be held at 2:30 o'clock
next Monday afternoon. It Is now believed
In tinlun rtrcles that there will he no
strike. The manufacturers have shown a
desire to effect a compromise and it is
thought thai the wage question will be
CHICAGO HORSE SHOW AWARDS
James H. Moore -Wins First Prise
from - B. I. . Jsrasa and Tlchenor
''. - c Co. In , Harness Clnss.
CHICAOO, Oct. 26. Interest In the horse
show today centered In the harness horse
class. In which three , great stables com
peted. James H. Moore of Chicago carried
off the prise In this event from E. D. Jor
don of Boston and M. H. Tlchenor & Co. of
Chicago. The first awards follow:
Trotters: Strange will, owned by Will
Ponies: Tangerine, owned by E. D. Jor
don. Saddle horses: Eudora, owned by Miss
Rhea H. Reld.
High steppers: Hlldred, owned by E. D.
Harness horses: Nlcorn, Lord Russell,
Lord Roberts and Harold H, owned by
James H. Moore.
Cobs under saddle: May Morning, owned
bv Miss Helen F. Fargo.
Single harnesa horses: Burllngame, owned
bv James H. Moore.
Harness ponies: General Shafter, owned
by Charles E. Bunn.
Harness horses, heavyweights: Astonlsh-
! ment and Amaxement, owned by Reginald
Jennie, owned by Sydney C.
SLING'S DAUGHTER TO MARRY
Child of Chinaman Well Known in
Omaha to Wed Prominent
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 25.-E. Lung, one
i of ,he bevi , k""W"t. Ta.
; untrymen In the United St
of his position as grand master of Chinese
Masons, is to marry on the evening of
October SO Soo S:e of Chicago. Lung has
never seen the young woman aud he will
not feant bis eyes on her' until the hour of
the ceremony. This Is in accordance with
Chinese customs. Soo See Is the daughter
ot Henry Sling, one of the wealthiest Chi
nese In America,
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Knral Routes Established and
rlers Appointed In South
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Oct. 25. (Special Tele
graui. South Dakota rural routes ordered
established January 2: Bristol, Day county,
route 2; population. 610: houses, 102. Brit
ton, Marshall county, route 1; population,
500; houses, lu.
Roy Lotiguker has been appointed regular
and Charles Belts substitute rural carrier
for route at Lapone City, la.
CALLS COMMERCE COMMITTEE
Senator Elklns Issnes .Nolle of
Meeting to Be Held Novem
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2t--Senator Elklns,
chairman of the senate committee on Inter-
slate commerce today called a meeting of
thai committee fop November 21, fpr the
purpose of considering the testimony taken
early in the summer relative to the regula
tion of railroad rates with the ultimate
vlsw of reporting a bill to the senate.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Oct. StS.
At New York Arrived: Frledrlch Der
Grouse from Bremen; Armenian from Liver
pool. Sailed: Teutonic for Liverpool;
Nordum for Rotterdam: Hellg Olav for
Copenhagen; Gallia fur Marseilles.
At Naples Arrived: Cltla di Napoll from
At (jiuenstown Sailed: Saxonla for
At Liverpool Sailed: Carthegenlan for
New York: Fri-land for Philadelphia;
Cedrle for New Yprk.
Al Antwerp Arrived: Kroonland from
At Cupenhagon Arrived: Omar II. from
At Plymouth Arrived: Deutrhland from
At I lover Arrived: Pennsylvania, from
VISITS LITTLE ROCK
(hief EieentiT Spends Seten Strenuous
Henri in ArkaDiM.
REVIEWS TROOPS AT FORT LOGAN H. ROOT
Fart Drirei from Peat Through Argent
to the Capital.
ESCORT OF VETERANS IN BLUE AND GRAY
Thii Feature Especially Fleaeei President
and He Shakes Hand of Each Member.
GREAT MULTITUDE AT CITY PARK
Here Mr. Roosevelt Speaks to Crowd
F.atlmated at Fortr Tboasand
Short Stop Made
LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Oct. a.-Presldent
Roosevelt spent seven crowded hours
" B"'1 -Jnn Little Rock today, and h .
Journey from Fort Logan H. Root, on Big
Rock, on the north side of the Arkansas
river to the city park In Little Rock was
marked by enthusiastic demonstration of
welcome on the part of thousands of people
appearing on the streets for tho occasion.
While in Little Rock the president de
livered two speeches. In one of which he
denounced lynching and In doing so elicited
After Inspecting Fort Logan H. Root,
whence the party was escorted from the
special train which arrived from Memphis.
Tenn., at the foot of trig Rock, at 9M
a. m., the president and his traveling com
panions were taken In rarrtages through
the city of Argenta, where he waa liberally
cheered along the route.
Crossing the river the party proceeded
through the heart of Little Rock on Main
street. The president, standing In his
carriage, was kept busy acknowledging the
cordial greetings from the great throng
of people. At the city park the crowd
that had gathered to participate tn the
format welcome waa Conservatively esti
mated at 40,ono. After the exercises and the
president's address, the party was taken
to the Albert Pike Scottish rite consistory,
where a luncheon was given to the presi
dent. This function concluded at 3:30 p. m.
and the visitors then repaired to the
special train In waiting at the Rock Island
station to convey the party to Memphis.
Creeled by the Governor.
Governor Jefferson Davis was the first
to greet the president when the latter left
the train at the foot of Big Rock. A re
ception committee which Included I'nited
States Senators James H. Berry and James
P. Clarke, Mayor W. E. Lenon and Presi
dent George W. Rogers of the Little Rock
Board of Trade and twenty other prominent
ritlxens, united with the governor In wel
coming the chief executive and his pari .
Carriages were then tsken and within
fifteen minutes Fort Logan H. Root on the
summit of the big rock, overlooking the
city of Little Rock, was reached. Here a
salute of twenty-ono guns was fired 'and
the president after Inspeotlng the buildings
and grounds and the garrison companies
E. and F., Thirtieth I'nited States In-1
fantry, spent a half an hour In the officer's
quarters as the guest of Lieutenant Colonel
A. C. Bharpe,' commandant, and the other
officers of the post.
Esoort of Blue and Gray.
An Impressive Incident followed the pres
ident's exit from the officers' quarters. Tho
guard of honor, composed ot twelve union
army veterans,- headed by Colonfl A. S.
Fowler, and twelve former confederates,
head by former Governor Daniel W. Jonos.
had met the presidential party and accom
panied It to the army post. They rode In
pairs, each former confederate by lhe side
of a federal army veteran. As the presi
dent was being escorted to his carriage
for the Journey from Fort Logan H. Rool
to the city, he left those accompanying hlni
and walked to. where the guard of honor
stood. Each of the soldiers was given a
handclasp and a verbal greeting by the
president, who had remarked on approach
ing the group: "Gentlemen. It does me
good to see the blue and the gray riding
together." He called each, veteran "com
rade." As the presidential party reached the
river bridge the tooting of mill whistles
was the signal for cheering on tne uuuo
Rock side. The city's principal thorough
fare. Main street, was picturesque with Us
decorations of flags and buntings, and the
great outpouring of people was evidence
that cloudiness could not Interfere with the
As the party enierea ins cuy para
. . I. I.. a.,n,l.in "T.lttla
an arcn pearing i iu.i
Rock greets you," twelve white doves were
liberated from the apex ot the arch, di
rectly over the president's carriage. This
feature caused great cheering and the pres
ident smiled his approval.
Exercises in City Park.
The exercises at the city park opened
promptly at 11:30 a. m. Governor Davis
delivered an address of welcome, in which
lie drew a word picture of the rciources
of Arkansas, touched lightly upon the race
question and assured lhe president the
people of Arkansas were glad he had come
among them. The governor'e tribute to
southern women was applauded by the
president. When reforence was made by
Governor Davis to the famous "rebel yell"
the proceedings were interrupted by a man
ifest desire on the pari of many In the
crowd lo give a semblance of this yell. The
president seemed pleased with the effort.
United Slates District Judge Jacob Trle-bei-
folk-wed In an address of welcome In
behalf of Little Rock. He declared the peo
ple of this state, regardless of political
opinions, were proud lo honor President
Roosevelt The president's opening words.
"Fellow Americans," produced a renewal of
the demonstration. His utterances wer.
followed closely by the large audience and
at Intervals he had to desist while his hear
ers gave their approbation of his remarks.
When he declared thut ths menace and re
proach of lynch law should be driven out of
the United States there was much earnest
cheering. A large poryon or tne president's
audience was composed of negroes and the
chief executive's words pertaining Jo lynch
ing were apparently deeply Impressed upon
them. The president's declaration that ' If a
president Is worth his salt he's the presi
dent of the whole country" waa given so
earnestly that It speedily drew forth
plaudits from the assembled thousands.
I.asirb at Scottish Rite Consistory.
Ths exercises In the City park were
brought to a close at 12 30 p. ni. and the
presidential party was then escorted
through streets densely packed with cheer
ing men, women and children to tbe Albert
Pike consistory, where the luncheon was
given, beginning at 2 p, in. One hundred
representative men of the state sat at tha
tables, snd several hundred others occupied
balcony seats overlooking ths scene.
I At President Roosevelt g rig at gat Lleu
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