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Fmer Vict Preiidmt af Eqtitabl Teiti
fiei ia IeiurtDce Inteitig-tian.
MYSTERIOUS ACf JNT IS CLEARED UP
Low af $885,00 .-Wat Uud U
M.i . t.t lt am . v .
Objection ibl isaiti in- lay I x.
UNION PACIFIC SYNDICATE IS E; 1AINED
Officer, ligi ' Igretmait
CHARGES AGAINST FRlCK AND iRRIMAN
Mr. Hyde Arrnap Thctn of Pretendlnsr
to Be Friendly to Him WWIt
fining All They Can to
"""" , verslty ordinarily requires and that they
N K W YORK, Nov. 14.-James Hyde, i suffered In convenience by being required
former vice president of the Equitable Life. ! to enter the freshmen year.
Assurance society, whose resignation fol- i The asKoelntlon wns unable to conic to
owed the sensational disclosures In that an agreement today on the question of
ompanv last spring which led to the In- j endorsing or condemning font ball as
.estlgstlon of Insurance company method : played In American colleges.
y the Armstrong committee of the legis- I At noon n motion to adjourn wns
ature, the man whose presence as a wit- j adopted, thnu tabling the foot ball resilu
icn before I his committee has been looked Hon permanently.
'orward to In the expectation that it would 1 iifUcers were clirtrd todaV us follows:
mduc the greatest sensation of the In
.eMIgatlon, appeared before the eommls
Mr. Hyde's manner on the stand was nna
f composure and deliberation, and his re
plies to questions of counsel were calm and
deliberate and oftlmes studied, lie was
fortified with statement and data and was
very frank In his explanations. Frequently
he would become bitter In bis reference to
soma of filf associates, while bis entire
testimony was of deep Interest ami cleared
up many points that have heretofore re
mained in the dark, it was not until late
hi the day (hat the sensational features of
his testimony were, developed.
Mr. Hyde was called to the eland shortly
after the session opened this morning, and
he was under examination all day until a
few minutes before adjournment whs taken.
In anticipation of his presence ns a wit
ness there was a greater crowd than has
attended the sessions of the committee here
tofore and extra police were stationed in
the corridor without the commit lee room to
Mysterious Account leared I p.
Mr. Hyde cleared up the mutter of tha
IM,000 loan of tho Mercantile Trust coin
lt!y which appeared on tho books of tho
Equitable. Life under the caption of "the
i J. W, Alexander No. i account. " This tic
count liaa been tinder Investigation on sev
eral previous occasions, . hut none of the
witnesses heretofore examined had been
uhla to explain It.
Mr. Hyde drat heard of thla account In
me tan or iri, wnen u Man ranea to nia j
attention by President Alexander, who said
that he and Mr. Jordan had Incurred the '
loan. tp. Jake 1P "tock Jt hat u being bid
up to fictitious valun to tha detriment of j
the .company, to settle' suit s" hat were ham- j dent's cabinet would be a great 1 help- to
peiing tho business of the society and for miners and they were as much entitled to
campaign contributions. This contribution ' paternal protection as the farmers, now
was the one to the last campaign and was ! looked after by the Agrlcujtur.l Depart
asked by. Mr. Frick, who suggested It for nient, or the shipping Interests, fcunked
the benefit of the society. To procure this after by the Department of Commerce and
money Mr. Alexander and Mr. Hyde wrote I.ibor. He made a plea for honesty In high
a letter to the president of the Mercantile places and said miners should ctand to
Trust company and this letter practically j gether and make an honest light for their
placed him in the position of a guarantor,
Later, when the settlement of the loan
was forced, Mr. Alexander and Mr. Jordan
raised all they could toward it. The ;
stock purchased with part of the loan was
sold to Thomas F. Ryan for '.i:.Ki, and
tha balance, S212..100. Mr. Hyde paid per- j
sonally. Ho did this because he under-
stood that Mr. Alexander was financially
embarrassed and In a bitter tone said:
"Notwithstanding; the strained relations
with these two gentlemen (Alexander and
Jordan) I felt bound to son that the debt
waa liquidated by reason ot the letter
Mr. Alexander had extracted from me."
' Mr. Hyde'a Salary.
Mr. Hyde eald he first received a sulary
of 130,000 aeven years ago. In 1:2, when
be became chairman of the finance com
mittee, thla wus advanced to T3,Qn0. and In
iw.1. It was advanced to lloo.ooo, at which
It remained until he resigned aa vice
president of tho society. Mr. Hyde pre-
sented a statement showing that In the
seven years or nis connection wun tne
Kquitable Life and the allied corporations
ms average income nan Deen omy a little i
more than $,000 a year. This was figured J
as (even years' salary from the Equitable,
amounting to t43,O0O, from which he de- ;
ducted his losses In syndicate transactional PHII.ADK1.P1IIA. Nov. 14. -.John Schweck
amounting to $28,615 and the $J12,3uO paid on ler, who up to the day previous to the elec-
the ffitt.utt loan, which left a balance of
t:3.&4. or an average annual Income of
I.T.tiST to which was added the average
Income from his office In the trust com
panies of 110. WO.
Witness said he presented this statement
to show that he had been misrepresented. I In the Thirty-third district of the Twenty
The Instruction of Mr. Jordan to A. C. sixth ward. The inen. who were election
llelda, the "legislative generalissimo," as ; ofTtcers, are accused of conspiracy to suiff
Mr. Hughes referred to him today, Mr. and substitute a ballot box iu the polling
Hyde knew nothing about. He auld he ' placo of the precinct. It was testified that
never consulted Mr. Jordan about ligiaia- ufter the polls closed the ballot box, cun
tlve matters and that none of the leglsia-'l tainlng Via bullots, was plucud in u voting
live measures affected him or his Intel-tats j booth, where it mas concealed by a curtain.
In any way. The syndicate operations of I By means of a lildilen door leuding from an
J. H. Hyde and associates were Hone Into j other room Schwteklcr. it Is alleged, re-
t: oroughly and ll wus
twenty-three syndicates Mr. Hyde sus-
vir w.-.i. .....
(allied personal losses of fcS.Bli. Mr. Hyde
ascribed the apportionment of the Equit
able's allotment in syndicates to the cus.
toius aiul usages of Wall street. Of the
formation of J. II. Hyde and assectutes'
syndicate Mr. Hyde said Mr. Alexander
ruggestcd il for the convenience of
lalun Haciav Pool.
Of lha tOO.OUU.ouo Lnlon Paciilc pool Mr.
Ilde aald Mr. Harriman originated It and
explained that it was to be a holding syn
dicate for five years. It was understood
that thla mas for the purpoae of controlling j
tli Union Pacific. Mr. Hyde signed tho
ndlcate agreement with Mr. Harriuian'a
t-iggVstiou and talked only mllh Mr. liarrl
man ou the subject. The executive commit
tee was not Informed of thla operation us
Mr. Hyde said that Mr. Alexundcr did not
ll. ink It necessary and thai Mr. Hurrlmar,
rcqtlested that the committee be' not in-
lormed of it.
He said that Vr. iierim.it
even refused to give a statement ot the
purposes of the pool to the superintendent
of Insurance "when be was rlauioiing for
il" last spring.
Lcllpslng all this sensational testimony
mero tha statements of Mr, Hyde concern
lug former Oovernor Odell and Mr. Harri
man relative to the settlement of the Ship
Building company suit against the Mercan
tile Trust company. Mr. Hyde said that
Mr. Harriman came to litm and advised
tha settlement of CKlell'a urt aa he feared
NO ACTION 0N FOOT BALL
State tnlTerslty Presidents Adjourn
Without nrarhlns aa Airrrmtnl
on (irldlroa (iimr.
WASH I NUTON. Nov. H.-Thc convcti
tlon of tlie Association of Preridcnts of
tli 8tte Universities adjourned todiy.
The convention endorsed the national unl-
: verslty project, whose courses are de-
tkd 8ff.s!Knd for students and graduate students
oniy, nna appoints a commiiiee. nmnrai-
nJ of VTiapnts Rilkrr, Bu,Uman 8nd
I Thompson, to confer with members of tin?
committee of 4rt named by Hoyt of Colo
rado. the orlglnltor of the project. The as- i
soeiatlon discussed questions suggested by
the experiences of American students who
nre taking the Rhodes sclmliirslilps at Ox
ford university In England. President
Campbell of the University of Oregon
opened the talk on the subject. The opin
ion by some was that the scholarships did
not ofW the best trainirg for American stu
dents, but ns the project was In the early
Mages of Us history. Judgment should not
be finally passed upon It it this time. It
was contended that American students
generally are much further advanced In
their studies than an admission to the mil -
President. Richard It. Jesse, diversity
Ot Missouri: Vire presmeill. ,oWi,.e ,i.
Vanhise. fniverslty of Wisconsin; secre- i
tary ri.1 treasurer, t.eorgc K. I-cllowa. ,
I'lilvrslty of Maine, reflected.
A nvijorlty of the delegates appear to
favor the selection of Berkeley, Cal , for
the next meeting piece, but this question
will be settled by the executhe committee.
In connection with this convention there
were meetings in this city todiy of the
Association of American Agricultural Col
leges and Experiment Stations and of the
Association of official Horticulture In
spectors. These sessions will be continued
The delegates to the three conventions
were received by PrCFldcnt Roosevelt nt the
White House thlR sf'crnuon. Tonight Di
rector K. tt. Voorhees of New Jersey, the
president of the Association of American
Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Sta
tions, delivered his annual address.
MINING CCNGRESS IN SESSION
Address of President Richards la
Feature of the Meeting Tues
EL TASO. Teg., Nov. 14. Tho eighth
annual session of the American Mining
congress opened In El Taso today. Tho
attendance was comparatively small be
cause of the trains being late. The city
is decorated with flags of Mexico and the
United Btates. Mexican bands furnish
music and many Mexican delegates were
xh feature of the dav wns the annual
address of President J. II. Richards,
president Richards said he believed a do-J
nartment of mines and mlnlrnr in the presl
rights and against the crooks and rascals
in the mining business.
Resolutions were Introduced urging the
creation of a department of mines by con
gress; urging congress to pass laws provid
ing for the location of mines on Spanish
land grants In Arizona and New Mexico,
titles to which have been confirmed by
! government court of land claims; urging
, the hydographlc bureau to properly locate
all desert waterholes and erect metal posts
in their vicinity that will Indicate their di
rection. It is also urged that rangers be
provided to keep such- water free from
pollution. All the resolutions were referred
to a committee
Prof. James Douglass, president of the
Phelps-Dodge interests in Arizona, Invited
the entire congress to become his guests
on a special train for Blsbee and Douglaaa.
The world'! championship drilling contest
j John Sc1Treckler. Fugitive from Jus-
lice Jn Philadelphia. Comes
to the O Ulcers.
lion was employed as a clerk In the office of
thu city solicitor and had since been a fugi
tive from Justice, toduy surrendered him
self. He Is charged, together with W. J. Wool
and H. K. Starr, with perrxtrattng a fraud
i moved t b tsix. subslituline llierei'or ,,n,i
- - -
, tilloU mllh 6 spurious ballots. To obtain
tilled mllh i,urloii hallots. To ..biain
! the blank ballots he iiredrd Schkeckler Is
said to huvc gone to the custodian ot the
ballots at the city hull curlier iu the day
ami, ulleging that u certain precinct down
town hud run out of blank ballots, had been i
given a book coiilululng :i)0 ballots. I
COUNTY TREASURER MISSING
Kansas Maa .tcnied of Eiuuesslrwrut
and Forgery r'orfrlta Ills
PHll.LltiBLRC,. Kaa., Nov. H.--ChrUs
W. Bowman, county treasurer, accused of
embeaxleinent and forgery, uud whoso pre
liminary hearing tn the latter charge mas
set for hearing toduy. fuller to appear lu
court toduy un I his bond mas forfeited.
' Jls attorney nutfled the court that Bom--
j "" lliJ dl--l.red lust mght and that
his whereabouts were unknown
years Bowman had been
state politics. .
Iter court mas again convened uud a ; Jo mr,,g against this same other man if
second bond signed by Boa mans father ever it becomes to his own iutcresl to do
and father-in-law was forfeited, inuuedi- i - Vour associations deserve peculiar re
atelv after this action of the eonrt th. i --,d ause you have developed to a
aiei alter mis anion ot tne lourt the ma,ked degree the very qualities that ail
county commissioners declared the ortice i bodies of mugeworkeis should develop. The
of county treasurer vacant and a deputy I Intelligence, the regard for the future, the
treasurer mas Dlaced In charao of the .,m... I self-reepeci mingled with the respect for
Bowman's wt'e thinks her husband lias
committed suicide. She has almuys acted
as her husband's deputy and a movement
1 on foot to have Ley retaJuod lu, lh office
M his auceeaavrw
RAILWAY EMPLOYES 0BJEC1
Labor OrganiiUioni Frofesi to Bee Lawer
Wage, in Bate Regulation.
ALLEGE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ROADS
Tell the President There Is o More
Reason for Reanlatlns; Freight
Rates Than Prices of Other
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14. An earnest pro
test was made to the president today
against proposed railroad late leglslat'nn.
The protest mas Hied by representatives of
the five great labor organisations connected
with railroading the engineers, firemen,
conductors, switchmen and trainmen. The
members of the delegation which called on
the president represented the several or
ganizations. They pointed out to him that
railroad rate legislation logically meant the
lowering of rates. This they contended will
be followed by n lessening of th- earning
power of railroads and consequently by re
durtlon eventually of the wages of rail
The statement presented by Mr. Huntley
w;is as follows:
The railroad emplnv cs and those depend
ent upon them represent upward of i?.inTi
pn pe in this country, and whose enrnings
approximately amount to jri.enn.iii nn
mtRlly, and we believe there Is r.o other
elas.s (,f Amerlenn workmen mho present a
higher general standard of eitizenstilp than
fh.e railroad employes, and we n!m claim
Hint are entitled to fair and 'ininan'-i
j consideration In the framing or adoption of
, any national legislation that threatens our
epr,,.,.l no,,.,.,.!,,. 11 . ,, Ue. lnlor.il
. ,. .,,. ,,., ., ,,,, . .
,,. d broiitler alnndard of .-onditlon-
lor the wnrkliiHinen of this country, 'ind
therefore It Is not strange that since tl
InoenMnn of this movement for national
I legislation on railroad ratea that all rn'l-
road employes have from time to time nnd
In various ways expressed their convictions.
Vol' example, the Ilrotherhood of Kailroid
Trainmen, with a membership of sn.ono.
at its last annual meeting In Ftil.Tnlo
last spring adopted resolutions of the most
emphatic nature apalnst any reduetlon In
railroad rates. The Brotherhood of locomo
tive Knglneers nnd the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen have expressed similar
views by nfnVlnl utterances, anil the same
ran be said of the Switchmen's National as
sociation. The Order of Railway Conduc
tors, at its biennial convention In Portland,
ore.. ;i p t May. endorsed resolutions of the
same nature. The membership of these or
ganisations Is now a little more than 2.V.mn
snd there are still behind us another full
l.nor,Oi of pihorers In the railroad world
who would be similarly affected bv anv re
ductions in the earning capacity of the rail
road lines of this country, and whst Im
presses us with more force than any other
side of tlie Issue is this:
Alleate Discrimination Against Roads,
Why have the railroad interests In par
ticular been selected for this attack? Why
is the Interstate Commerce commission or
some similar commission not to be clothed
with the same absolute authority to fix the
maximum prices of beef, porlt. oil. clothing,
butter and eggs, etc. -in fact, everything
which one has to buy every day? It seems
to us that such a step would be Infinitely
more reasonable than this proposed move j Uwilnn on a rharge of criminal libel, pre
on railroad rates, because nil of these and , r .
other commodities hnVP advanced by leaps : 'erred by Mr. Barron. The case results
and bounds and by methods which we ill : from statements alleged to have, been made
agree would bear Investigation, while the . , mnKazln, article by Mr. fcawaon, and
Ka7JflTT """" " '-r ot wrrMt
per mile In 1S70 down to three-foiirtfis of 1 I has been, the nubject of; hearings eotrarlBg
cent per ton per mile today and during the I a period of severnl weeks.
granted 'substantial wage concessions to
pttm ten years ine rnnnwm eoonw,oi,e . -
thoir employes and jilso ameliorate wporjor a bureau for tn dlir,vvun or financial
That the railroads of the country hare
been enabled to reduce rates and at rhe
same time advance wages and spend large
sums In the physical improvement of tliejr
properties Is due to the reduction and
elimination of grades, curves, etc.. doubled
i . i . ,.r . . i. -.. lmn..nuilv InereNMeft
C,ipt-i ice ,ii v ' . ' ,
hauling power or locomotives mm jur-i i
character Of general serviee renu-n-u. nn"
Ing in Instances an Increase of 2nn per cent
In train tonnage. We believe in this In
crease In earning power the limit has been
reached, therefore we believe that we ta!;e ,
a fair and Just view of the situation when ;
wo cUlm that no national legislation should
be adopted which shall tend In any degree
to Interfere with or Interrupt the present or i
future prosperity of the rallroaa employes
in this country.'
In presenting to the president the fore
going statement Mr. Huntley, who is a con
ductor on tho Tjike Shore & Michigan
Southern railway, said:
We s re of the classes which have most to
do in the practical operation or tne mosi
Important brancn or tne rsnj . e c
and that Is the train department.
He told the president It was not necessary
. u .1 r..
:Opons.0..U,Ts. the shadow of death that
.ith om .ion hv alen In our dally battle
for bread in our profession, because every
laboring man in the land Knows tne presi
dent's sympathy li with "the "honest
o Political Coloring:.
Mr. Huntley assured the president that
no taint of partisanship or political color
ing existed In any degree among the mem
bers of the delegation, but they take a
keen interest in matters effecting the social
economies of the country and the speaker
declared with emphasis that the railroad
employes were satisfied that any legislation
tending 'to reduce the earning capacity of
the railroads will In the aine measure in
terfere with the prusperity und generally
satisfactory conditions of the railway em
ployes. Mr. Huntley stated that It come to
be the attitude of the administration and of
prominent republicans generally that when
a revision of the tariff Is made the changes j
I should be by Its friends and not by its
We suggest." said Mr. Huntley, "that a
slmllar course be followed In railway rate
He wound up by expressing the hope. that
there would be no national legislation that
mil.i tmts-rf sr wit h nr Interrum. thai
prosperous condition of the railroads or of
The delegation which culled upon the t
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, Mnj represented all of the larger systems
i r railroads. President
or the purpose of those who favored rail
road rate legislation to do anything that
might injure the railroads of the country
or, Incidentally, the employes of the rail
roads. He said that it
was his purpose
classes-rail rouda. shipper, and
employes should luive perfectly fair treat
President States Ills Position.
President Roosevelt, iu his uddress, said:
Ueullenieu: I have lust a word that 1
waul to suy to you. in thu iirst place I
trust I need hardly say thai no delegation
will ever 1 muru welcome al the While
HoUik: than such a delegation as tills. Tile
interests of the muge murker uud ttie in-
' terests of the tiller
or the soil must lie
all American public
iH-cuiiui i cioet. 10
I iiiro. ,ouo uio-r- .
1 that if they prosper
men; among other reasons lor the reason
all other clusses mill
prosper llkemise as a mat
I trgtu al .
matter uf ouuise.
i tlu.it.. 1 .Lull
a, every tiling Ui my power for the labor-
1 ing men except to do anything wrong; tor
t tiio man who will do anything wrong in the
olheis. the power of self-restraint, which
are absolutely essential to any body of
men mtilch is to move upward and onward.
Remember alwss that every man of us
must in soma shut, or other have hia paa-
-Coutlr,u4 on Bp4 Pago I
TAFT AT NEWPORT NEWS
Secretory of War
alks of Ileanlt of
Ohio Election at
NEWPORT NEWS. Va.. Nov. 14 -Secretary
of War William II. Taft reached
Hampton Roads today aboard the I'nited
States protected cruiser Columbia, after
a trip of Investigation to tUe Isihmus of
Panama, and this evening hottded :t
steamer for Washington. Secretary Taft
lecelved an Associated Press rcpiuer and
talked freely this afternoon of the elec
tion, particularly in Ohio, and the situation
In Panama. He said:' '
"Ch revolt In PlnMnnnll Im l,i .it alee. 1
toward better municipal government and " tfrral r-'"" of ral way rates , will
better politic, but the victory will not 'f'lve equal consideration In the uel bera
be completed for several years. A ma- iU'"' U, niplen,cnt dealers this w.ek
china entrenched in power, as Is the Ohio I ,wlth maU" ot dirpct '" l,y Cala"
machlne. can only be made to give up 1 lo"e fron' '"anufacturer to farmer,
through the earnest attention and work Tit rate agitation has become so univer
of young men entering politics with the ! ' ,thal w inventions adjourn .without
enthusiastic and unselfish desire to imiko i ,,avi" ''raed or repudiated the presl-
it better and willing to devote all the
time there is needed in their vocation to j
organization of politico! clubs which shall
have for their rrtotto 'Onro Conventions
and Freedom to the People m the Selection i
of Proper Candidates for the Municipal and
"Those who brought alwuit the defeat
of the machine cannot afford to He back
on their oars ind think they have m'on
a lasting Ictory. They have merely car
ried the first entrenchments, and If they do
not follow up their sitf-cess they will find
te old machine as itrong ss ever In
"I regret the defeatj of Oovernor Her
rick because I think h4; was made to suf
fer for alleBY.,1 ttl-iervitirv in nnMlRm. of I
which he was not guilty, and his freedom
from which would
have been demonstrated
by a second term."'
Secretary Taft stated thst he m-as highly
pleased with his trip to Panama.
""The trip was very satisfactory," he said.
"Comparison of the condition of the af
fairs on the occasion of my visit last and
this year shows a marked Improvement.
Great work has been done In sanitation
nnd the suppression of disease and In
preliminary work In constructing houses,
setting up equipment, building railroad
tracks, building docks, wharves, and all
the enormous neressary work of prepara
tion before the dirt can be made to fly.
The present orgaulxallnn under Mr. Shunts
seems to be operating effectively."
WARRANT OUT FOR LAWSON
"Frensled Finance Fight Has
Reached the Criminal Cnurts
BOSTON. Nov. 14 Counsel representing
Charles W. Barron stated today that after
a private hearing today Judge IVentworth
of the municipal rourt had decided to Issue
a warrant for the arrest of Thomas V.
Mr. Barront the complainant. Is proprietor
Shortly before noon the court Issued the
warrant In accordance with its decision
and an officer was sent to serve the docu
ment on Mr. Lawson.
Before the warrant had been served an
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agreement between counsel was
whereby Mr. Lawson is to appear In court
next Saturday nnd submit to the ovldenco
of the warrant. Meanwhile counsel for Mr.
La who n stated the defendant In this suit
will apply for a warrant for the arrest of
Mr. Barron for criminal libel In matter
printed In the market sheets Issued by Mr.
In a statement issued after, the hearing
today Mr. Barron said:
The warrant Is based upon a magazine
article which appeared in October and upon
threats and attacks In previous magazine
nrtlel..n . . .1 I I.nllnu ana I ..m . I a . 1 1
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Mr. lawson In a statement said that the
i present actli n was an echo of a civil suit
' for 1100.000 tlnmHirea for llh.l Kmi.irhl
! against him by Barron In .ad not yet
BANK HAS TWO SETS OF BOOKS
Sensational Discovery Made by Re
celver of Wrecked Allegheny
PITTSBI'RG. Pa.. Nov. 14. If the latest
report concerning the EnterprlEe bank Is
true. Receiver Cunningham Is In possession
of a duplicate act of books kept by persons
In the bank between August 25 last, when
federal examination waa male. and the'duy
the bank closed Its doors. Thla Information
comes from one of the directors of tha
Enterprise bank, who appeared to be sur.
prised that no mention had been previously
made of this Incident In the examination
of the batik's accounts.
The finding ot the books was some days
j "iunt to the suicide of Cashier Clark
I , ....
j "! " l V?1' "OUr0e
m" of e fraudu lent financial ransac-
j 'on" tha' wJout t,,e . wrck of e, ba,?k'
j "led with
i ri 1 n I in Wa -t n I ri cr f i ri 11 rntii nla t r r
j . .,. , llrn '
j vernmt "1 bae Its criminal suits.
JllSt who U'fll he hit bv tlie nnnlAmnlal.l
,fl,. I- n .u.,.r of er.,.1.,.. Tk
.uoiie.u o. i on .mm iiiu noi hole:
: Knowledge ot these looks and mas not th
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j M noun il ioai IUI14IU riuiJiurl U Hie r.ll-
terprise bunk have been compelled to secure i
j the receiver by giving Judgment notes and
making reul estate transfers.
The inquiry into the reason
I .11. .If. th. I.fr.r.,.!.n !,. ,1 1... -
v..v..n i,tt i w, wwi, .,aw llirw rill UiUJ 19
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but Receiver Cunningham In
sisted that these loans be secured by notes
and property transfers of equivalent value.
GOTHAM HORSE SHOW AWARDS
Alfred Vanderbllt Wins la Four-lo-Haad
and Team Class 0er Ills
NEW TORK, Nov. 14.-A. G. Vanderbilt
scored nis first decisive victory lu the four-in-hand
park teams at the horse show this
afternoon, driving his famous team con
sisting of Rustling Silk. Full Dress, Portia
and Sweet Marie.
Mrs. John Ucrken mas consoled for the
defeat of Doncuster Model wheu tier cham
pion pony Torchlight defeated the former
champion Enfield Nipper, owned by the
Irvlngtoti Stock farm of BewUkley. pa.
A, G. Vanderbilt won another blue ribbon
In the lust event in tha afternoon with
Sweet klurie and Portia lu the class of
teams attached to private omnibuses, com
peting against his brother Reginald. Wil
liam II. Moore of CUcago and (i V. Wat-
Aou of BaUlmora,
SQUARE DEALUNDER DEBATE
President BoeieTelt to 2e' Diieuseed by
OPENING ADIRESS OF PRESIDENT CAULK
Catalogue Houses and drafting the
Main Topics Touched on and the
Views Thereon Expressed
President Roosevelt's policy with regard
agree mat iney win aenaie tne tnaiicr.
, The expediency of Mr. Roosevelt's views
I will furnish the subject for discussion at
thel n,reni ""'
is to be held at 9
o'clock this morning. Every man who at
tended the session of the convention yes-
terday afternoon has appointed himself
a committee to bring other dealers to this
It Is estimated that there are now more
than 1.000 dealers in this city and Council
Bluffs from eastern Nebraska and western
Iowa. Yesterday's attendance was not
large, owing to the fact that the members
had so much business Willi tl.e iobbers
theV felt Hipv COIlM not vet to Ih. meet. I
ing. On this account the hour of the
nW " bf,n changed from 2:30 In the
morning, the Job-
ners uaving promised to do their business
with the retailers In the afternoon and
leave them free to attend the convention
In the forenoon.
President (Ik Presides.
The convention was called to oider at
2:30 Tuesday in O'Brien s hall by President
R. ,C Caulk of Allen. The report of Sec
retary Culver was read and President
Caulk delivered his annual address. Mr.
Caulk Impressed on the dealers the Im
portance of contriving some plan to meet
catalogue house competition. In part he
Let the time speedily come when all
dealers in all lines of trade, both whole.
sale and retail, will rise in one great body
and demand laws from our slates which
will prohibit the catalogue houses front
advertising and dumping their cheap ware
abroad on the unsuspecting purchaser. I
deem catalogue houses the greatest menace
to our trade existing at the present time,
and it Is affecting the Iobbers as well aa
the retail trade. Right here, let me mate
that when this convention comes to the
program this catalogue house question
should be the chief subject of discussion,
and it should he seriously discussed and
thought of along the line of suggesting a
plan to meet this kind of competition.
1 can t desist Imnlorlne- von to Htae,,.
catalogue question, the parcels post and
the numbering of rural mall boxes. These
three brands of graft should bo burned Into
every dealer's mind with a 'glittering brand,
for if they are not headed oft the time-is
close at hand when they will put us down
Ahout Loan In Membership.
Regarding the loss In membership through
crooked work of organizers, Mr. Caulk said:
I am very sorry . that 1 rarnot eey, an
I resident f reeland said In his address la.it
year.- tliat wo have a larger membership
than at any previous time, for I know that
our membership has diminished materially
In the last year. And right here let me ex
plain a little why our membership has
fallen off. One year ago lat spring we had
two organizers In the territory of Ne
braska and western Iowa, organizing local
clubs for coitry associations. Thev went
into a county '.nd made a good manv deal
era believe they could not buv goods un
less they first took membership In our as
sociation and coughed up H for member
ship fees, and they .went so far as to name
the dealer supposed to have gone to the
Nebraska Mollne I'lom- company to buy a
car of their goods, and said dealer was,
so they said, flatly refused by this com
pany a dollar's m-orth of goods until he
went over and made peace with the secre
tary of this association and dug up his $8
The graft that theHe so-called organizers
run on the" dealers over the country has
put us in a critical condition, for the reason
that these organizers collected $8 from tin-
suspecting ueaiers and put It In their pock-
I etH' and nr..rr remltted to our secretary.
who advanced money out of his own pocket
! for their expenses to the amount of about
i with mir dues to the National eederfltlnn
Members Not Discouraged.
M. H. Greene of Creighton. Fred Loomls
of Council Bluffs, A. P. Karbach of Omaha
and J. M. Elwell of Springfield discussed
the president's address. They were not dis
couraged by the decrease In membership
caused by the operations of the "grafters,"
I and thought that with rousing meetings
today and tomorrow the association by the
end of the convention would have regained
; its old footing.
j A nominating committee was appointed
consisting of L. P. Byers of Valley, Harr-
Schlckedantz of St. Paul and Nicholas Frltx
of Pender. The election of officers will be
The subjects for discussion mentioned by
the president In his address will be taken
up toduy and tomorrow.
EntertaJnlagr the Visitors.
Members of the association who had
i reached fhe city spent the afternoon -nd
i evening largely In viewing the various ex-
: Auditorium, tl.e lobbies of the
hotel, and at the varlou. theaters. Many
.! different placea although the local dealers
M m, iuic ai c uui rAitiuuiuaj ca . riwici l IJ3
Auditorium or In the hotels, but seem to
i P tU ""ke " hOrt tO get the
dealers to visit their wurehouses where
special preparations have been made for
their entertainment and to show the wares.
A person walking Into the lobby of the
got Into the wrong berth, as the whole place
is filled with an ussortment of buggies und
Ucrl.r i'..hlel.. I i i?lt t n hi ir rort .llartluv. .,-liK
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tIBl'U IUUI U I1UICI1H UIUII BIIUW IflO
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manner In which they resist the forked
1 lightning, miniature windmill models oper-
! ated by electric fans, und all sorts of new
1 devices which the manufacturers think the
j dealers could bundle to their profit. -
Thresbei Made of Steel.
The Auditorium Is a buzz of whirling !
I muchiiiury from a giant threshing machine
! iu operation to an Independent telephone '
plant which is manufactured in Nebraska. ',
I The thresher Is exhibited by the J. I. Case I
com,uiy of Ruclne and is something ne
j being constructed entirely of stetl and bc
I ing entirely fireproof. It lias an automatic
I feeder and a mammoth feeder. The man in
charge says the machine is made of steel
because it is hard 10 get suitable hard
wood Just as much as because It made it
Two locul concerns uie shorn Ing at 11.
Auditorium, the J. K. Bauin company mini
a full Una of buggy tops and cushions and
all sorts of hardware needed for a buggy.
The Linlnger Metcalf company shows a
lurge variety of Implements and goods
which a country dealer should curry. A
bouse haa been constructed of binders
twine which, from u distance resembles a
lug house of yn olden time. Ruggiea and I
.tCo.tUiu.e4 CttJt'Uiii face.)
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Wednesday end Thursday.
Temperature at Omaha leslerdnyi
Hour. Dear. Hour. Iea.
It a. m hm p. nt -t:i
fl n. in ,"H a p. ra 4l
T a. m ..... . A a p. in . . -v. . H
N a. m :ih 4 p. m S'
l a. m .17 R p. m 411
10 n. in .14 l p. m "
11 a. m 40 7 p. m 47
la m 41 sl p. in 4.1
p. ni -M
MUST PRODUCE TALLY SHEETS
Sw York Hupreme Court Orders
Documents Turned Orer In County
NEW YORK, Nov. 14 Counsel for the
Municipal Ownership league today obtained
from Justice Amend. In the supreme court,
an order directing County Clerk Hamilton
to produce before the Board of County
Canvassers the original tally sheets in bis
custody at their meetings tomorrow, or
In default of so doing to show cause to
morrow why he should not do so. Justice
Amend also restrained the Board of County
Canvassers from taking any action with
regard to the canvass of the votes until
the question as to the production of the
tally sheets has been decided.
It wns claimed by 'counsel that the tally
sheets were neressary In order that the
vote might be properly canvassed.
A similar order whs obtained from Jus
tice Dickey in Brooklyn against the can
assers of Queens county.
Attorney General Mayer will appear be
fore the grand jury tomorrow and will ask
for a large number of additional indict
ments charging fraud in the election. It
Is thought that the presentation of evi
dence before tha grand Jury will tnke all
the present week.
The Queens county canvassers In their
Investigation found one envelope empty,
although It had been properly sealed. In
one district In Richmond the republican
and Municipal Ownership candidate for
supreme court Judge had been credited with
only J64 votes, when he had 1!9.
RAILROAD FIGHT AT CAPITAL
Pennsylvania and Wahnah 'Will
truBKle for Line tn Vnhlna
ton's t nlon Depot.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14. A bitter fight
between the Pennsylvania and Wabash
railroads as the result of an attempt of
the latter to gain entrance Into Washing
ton Is predicted In local rsllmay circles as
lo the outcome of th decision yesterday
of the supreme court of the Cnlted States
against the Chesapeake Beach Hallwny
company. The decision was a final affirma
tion of a decision of the court of appeals
of the District of Columbia, recognizing
the title of the Washington, Potomac
Chesapeake Railroad company to slightly
over tm-o miles of the right-of-way and
roadbed In the district to which the Chesa
peake Beach road had laid claim on the
ground of abandonment. Both the Wabash
and Baltimore ft. Ohio roads, It Is said.
have watched for the outcome of this liti
gation, the former anxious to get tho
property to gain entrance, Into the dls
trlct'ond the new union station, and the
latter equally anxious to obtain it to shul
out the competition. It Is alleged.
ST. LOUIS TERMINAL BILL
Attorneys Complete Complain rhsrg.
Ing Association with Main
ST. I-riS. Nov. 14.-After nn all-dny
conference Assistant ITnlted Staten Attorney-
General Purdy and I'nited States District
Attorney Dyer completed the bill todny
which will be filed against the St. Loult
Terminal Railroad association, charging It
with maintaining a monopoly In restraint of
The completed bill will be sent at once to
the I'nited States attorney general for his
final review, and If It meets with him ap
proval suit will be Instituted without delay,
according to a statement made today by
District Attorney Dyer.
Mr. Purdy will depart tomorrow for his
home In Illinois, and In a day or so will go
to Wichita. Kan.
FAKE PRESS MAN AT OAKLAND
High School Roy with Hlgh-Soundlng;
Title Haa Been Sending: Out
Bogus Accounts of Crime.
OAKLAND, Cal.. Nov. 14. For some I
tim newspapers located In various parts
of the United States have been receiving
Queries whether they wanted specials from
OnUlnnd Tn everv ease the Items were I
accounts of crime alleged to have been
committed here against some resident of
the city to wmcn tne special waa sent them lnlo Ulo jeueru.iu,,,. jt is raconi
and on Investigation all were proven to meI1(le1 ,ht unions estaUlsh funds and
be entirely witnoui lounaution in raci. i
Chief of Police Pearson has discovered '
that the author of these fakes is Victor 1
MePn. n is-ycar-o ...B. scnoo, e u-
dent. He carries cards on which he styles
himself "Press Correspondent and Paclilo
Representative of the Northern Press Syn
dicate." NEBRASKANS ATTEND SMITH
One Omaha Student, One from
Wayne and Several from
NORTHAMPTON. Mass., Nov. 14. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Among the students in the
first year class at Smith college, according
to the 1H register. Just out, are the follow
ing: Misses Muy Louise Mitchell, Wayne.
Neb.; Dorothy Rutger Rlngwalt, Omaha;
Murjotie Deshon, Fort Des Moines, la.;
Ldlth Rey Hager and Ruth Kuston, Dcs
Moines, la.; Eleanor Lurch, Dubuque, la.
PRAIRIE FIRE NEAR VENANGO
Iasrgte Territory Burard Oter aad
Mauy Ranchmen and Farmers
HOLYOKK. Colo.. Nov. 14. (Special Tele
gram.) A disastrous prairie tlie of greit
extent la raging south of the KuiiliiKtoii
road near Venango. Neb. Scores of farmers
and ranchmen ure burned out. The loss
cannot be estimated at this time, but un
doubtedly la very large.
Moirmtnla of Orris teasels ov. 14.
At New York Arrived: Ce ic from
Liverpool: Madonna from Marseilles; Klun
Prii.s WHhelin fron. llreiiien; lir. ia. li fnn.i
Hremen. hailed: Ifumhurg, liei.oa und
Napes. Sicilian. I'll nee Nuplts and
At Marseilles-Arrived: Algeria, from
At Palerniie-Salled: Cltta di Nuuuil anj
Neapolitan Prince for New York.
At Haniourg-Sailed: Bulgaria for
At lmdou Arrived: Minneahuha from
At yaeenstown Arrived: Baionta, fj.CJ
XUiaUuiL llumaia sa-un niinuiiii.
(j.'QJJ EIGHT-HOUR DAY
American federation of Labor Beaffin-i Iu
Itand on This Snbjr-ct.
REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL READ
-.Iteration of Injunction Lawi ef the
Country Are Deman.erl.
AID FOR STRIKING JOB PRINTERS
Tax of One Per Gent Per Week fer Teur
Weeki on Entire Menhirghip.
CHILD LABOR IS BEING DISCUSSED
Kxerntlve Council Instructed ot im
Take Pnrt In Dlspntes Between)
Labor Orajanlsntlnna t ntll
I nlons Fail.
riTTSBI'RG, Ta.. Nov. 14.-A determined
stand mas taken for the enforcement to)
the letter of the Chinese lams of tha
country; the legalizing of the eight-hour
work day in all work of the government;
the abolition of convict labor where It
competes with union manufactured good
and the renewal of the agitation fir tha
alteration of the injunction laws of the
country by the executive council of the
American Federation of Labor In Its an
nual report, mhlcli mas submitted at to
day's session of the convention In Old City
The report was voluminous and con
sumed the greater portion of the proceed
ings. The council voiced tho sentiments of tha
organization as Ising opposed to, the
present Immigration laws as applied to nil
classes of aliens. Kspcclal stress was laid
upon tho need for belter physical examina
tions of immigrants a,nd an Investigation
was asked from the government Into Iho
many reports and rumors of assisted Im
migration. The report took the national administra
tion to t.ixk for its failure to enforce th
eight-hour law In all government work, and
a plea was made for every state federation
organization Immediately to Institute a
cnmpalgn for the establishment In their
respective states of the eight-hour law.
A popular chord waa struck when First
Vice President James Duncan, who was
reading the report, made a ringing appeal
for equal rights In all elections for women.
The report cited the four states In the
country which now grants equal rights to
women and predicted the purification of
the ballot when universal suffrage waa
In the matter of a change In the system
of electing all officials of the state and
national government the council went Into
detail In explaining the workings of tha
Initiative and referendum system cf popu
lar election of all officials.
The seating of C. P. Shea., president of
the Tepinaters' union of Chicago, as a
delegate.-' today is looked upon by tho' In
ternatlonal Association of Steam Fitters
as a big card for thein In their fight for
a federation charter, as Shea, who haa
been Joined by other delegates, will help
them In the convention.
John Mitchell Presides.
The second day's session of tha Ameri
can Federation of Labor convention was
called to order promptly at 9 o'clock by
President tiompers. He called John
I Mitchell, second vice president, to tha
i chair, and James Duncan, first vice presl
I dent, read tho annual report of the ex
I ecutlve council. It gave In detail many
i of the points covered In the reports of tha
president, secretary and treasurer.
An assessment of 1 per cent per member
per week for a period of four weeka waa
levied on the entire membership of tho
federation for the benefit of the interna
tional Typographical union in Its efforts to
establish an eight-hour work day In the
Job and commercial printing establish
ments in the United States and Canada.
The Typographical union haa levied a sub
stantial assessment for that purpose and
all organizations are urged to render ail
the assistance possible to tho printers la
their efforts to establish the eight-hour day
by January 1. 1906.
Inlons te Amalgamate.
The coppersmiths made application for a.
charter, but it waa denied and tna organi
zation was urged to affiliate with tho
Amalgamated bue&t Metal Workara' In
ternational alliance. Arrangements have
been made for the consolidation of tha two
organization. There are a large number
ot organizations not now affiliated with the
federation and the executive council urgea
,m, Aadmoni efforts be mad to bnna
insist on higher duties, la the matter of
protection of children the executive coun-
..ll l.u.1 l.ilta Introduced in the teurislatures
; M particularly in tha aouth
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prohibiting the employment of children in
mills, factories, mines und industrial astab
HshmeuU. Some progress was made, but
results during the year were not entirely
satisfactory. President (Jumpers waa au
thorized to enlist the assistance ot other
organizations In securing the pussugo of
legislation In all states prohibiting tha em
ployment of child labor.
It maa decided that in the future tha
executive council shall not Interfere iu
disputes littweeii labor organlzutloiie un
less the unions Involved huve exhausted all
means to bring about an adjustment of the
The question of Immigration was given
consideration by Ui executive committee.
It wus shown that over l.OOu.OuO foreigners
reached these shores last year, and thai
there would be no decrease In the number
thla yeur. It mas urged Uvt efforts be
mude to organize this foreign element, as
vhe luw wages for which they now work
are nut only insufficient, but have a bad
I effect on ull American loners.
i The auditing committee showed th it the
federation is ill a good condition and that
the repot i or 1 nasurer .ennon waj cor
rect. The commit tee on credentials re
ported iu favor of tlie seating of O. P.
Shea, president of the Teamsters' union.
The recommendation mas adopted. The
committee also recommended that all tho
delegates of the unions delinquent on tho
assessment levy by the Federation of
Labor foi the UueiH of the striking New
England textile wotkeis be seated, aa they
bud mude satisfactory urruiigemcntx witii
Tin- Ani I h ull Federation of Musicians
offered a resolution, which waa adopted by
the convention, thanking the labor unions
of San Fruie isi o fur supporting Mayor
ri. limit. a:unsl the enemies of organized
labor. A telegram was ordered sent M
Mayor btUuUi, liUofuitug biw l IM a at tola
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