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MORRIS 'OS STAND
Chicago Packer Tell of Conreuatioa with
POSITIVE PROMh. OF INDEMNITY
Ets He Wat Asinred Iaformation Would
Not Be Uied in Judicial Proceeding!.
AIL RECORDS OF COMPANY PRODUCED
Socret Profit and Lou Book Examined by
CHARLES G. OAww. iLSO EXAMINED
rornirr f niuptrol ler !ea He Heard
Camel Tell I'arkrn Kvldrnce
fternreil Wuold ot lie laed
Aalnal I hem.
..n'AiiU, Jan. iSu.-Kdw.ird Morris
4 iid' iit of tho Kuirbaiih Cuming comiuny
..lid a i.ir inner ul the Arm oi Nelso.i Morris
v o., te.-liliril today In the packers case
.n il r.f. i:ad ucur. i xjuiieij by cnniniMMiouur
iitir.ii tu prouuee for tin: inspection of
...e i,.iiinjM4ionct III : secret prlll and
. ,j ..oof. ui i.i.-i eompjia, after t no oum
...issi. .(cr 1..0J .lpttitn mrt ri p irt tin tne
i' ladu.-ii, i in lurliu'i' uuciared '.hut
..I. . U.jrii"il I. an tniu ii tr.i books und
..mi i,,i.,n. ttv toin flrsl of lu-
.i.viiik ti.e rf.-iuiiiiue rro.n inc. commis- .
..t. tnai km.v.ied.i, ti.ui would be
.in ii.hihi iiy die pm k rs would lie uaed
.'.iin.-'t men, of now he gnvo the Infonna
.1 .. ti the i ..mji.ls.ioiicr and nls teprei-enia-
ne and tnen diciared tnnt ConinilHsmner
irlield i turned to Chicago with the
Mi cater part of his report in proofs, which
ne Huotintted to Mr. Morrison. The witness
.aid that l.v rei.u t.v proofs, and told Mr. J
MIIIIl'lU inai Hie n iri .o,, eel. 1 lie ,
u.nii. iss on... ui-ti. tho witness ass. rte.l. de- j Boin ,.,jnirmilu of ,hu iui..rnnlUnml Zionist
miinited ii.ut the ptotil and los books l j ouimiiiit.ee.
l.rr light to the uown-towit oltiee of .Morris , ,,1r peIlillK a(hlr(., JTesident Wolil
Co for his Inspection. They were brought I ,, u.BOd lhe P,niishnient i,f all mtei-
nnd the vommlscioncr looked them over. t mUn(U (.nmlitiee either In Berlin or Kon
i'no statement that tne coinniiHsioner had Jo, to vau.h thp llltPr,.al!1 of tno Kiissian
called for the secret books after complet- . J,.ws- A motun to thal pttoct vclll ovcr
iiik hi report, cuiiM'd a siir In court, hut
tho Witness insisted that he was "required"
by Commiai-loner Uartp'M to subinil the
Locks to him.
The other witnesses of the day were L. I
C. Kratithofr, who was on the atand yes
terday; Bamuel McRoberta, treasurer of
Armour & Co. and Charles O. Dawes,
I'orrmr comptroller of the currency and now
president of the Central Trust company of
this city. Both Mr. Dawes and Mr. Mc
Koherts Insisted with much emphasis that
they had heard Commissioner Garfield de-
elare that any Information he might pro- j
cure from the packers would not be used
Kraathott Is troas-Kaa mined.
Ix-uls C. Krattthoff . again took the
stand today when the , trial which
Is to determine whether or not the
packers arc enutlod tp. Immunity entered
upon Its' eeoond -. day. ' District Attorney
Morrison finished his cross-examination last
evening and Attorney Miller, for the pack
ers, resumed the direct examination. The
witness was asked many questions regard
ing his opinion of the law under which
the Immunity is cluimed by the packers,
with the result that the district attorney
objetced to almost every question that was
asked and numerous arguments between
After numerous objections had been dis
Ioacd of by the court Attorney Miller said:
"Now. I offer to prove "
"1 object to his saying that they 'offer
to prove' anything before the Jury," said
Dibtrlct Attorney Morrison.
"Did you from your examination of the
law," Mr. Miller asked the witness, "have
an opinion as to Uie liability of your clients
In case they should refuse to comply with
Commissioner Garfield's requlrementsT"
The district attorney again objected and
the court ruled that tho point had already
been covered by the witness.
' "1 should now like to offer to prove that
thik witness advised his clients upon their
liabilities If they refused Garfield's re
quirements and what I offer to prove"
cald Attorney Miller.
"To which we object," said the district
"Objection sustained." said the court.
Mr. Miller then went before the bench of
the court and In low tones dictated to the
- . . . . 1 . . . 4 . , , 1 1 1 1 ml futAmn. . . I .
be offered to prove to the Jury, but which
the court had ruled out. He announced I
tnut he did this for the purpose of pre
serving the record of the case. It was
claimed by the attorneys for the packers
that the court erred in ruling out what they
oftrred to prove."
Charles G. Dawea, former comptroller of
the currency and president of the Central
Ttust company of this city, waa the second
witness. HO told of Introducing Commis
sioner Garfield to Attorney Krauthoff. He
"Commissioner Garfield, whom I have
known for years, called at my office and
said that he only wanted the Information
from the packers In order to enable him to
make a full and complete report. I Intro
duced him to Mr. Krauthoff and Mr. Mc
Roberts and told them they could rely on
what Garfield said, and that they could
upeit their books without fear, as Garfield
was absolutely to be trusted and was a gen
tleman. I was present at the Chicago club
and heard their conversation. Mr. Garfield
said that the Information given him by the
packers would be used by his department,
but not by the Department of Justice. Gar
Held said he wanted the Information of the
operution of the packers 'and the best way
would be for the packers to co-operate with
him. That wus about the substance of the
conversation as I recall It."
On cross-examination the story of Mr.
Danes was not In any manner modified, but
the additional fact was brought out that
Commissioner Garfield said to Mr. Kraut
huff that he was to report to the president
and that the packers need not fear that
anything would be done to Injure them.
Samuel McRoberts, treasurer of Armour
ai Co., waa then called. He was the fourth
person present at the Interview between
Mr. Oarfieli and Mr. Krauthoff at the Chi
Mr. McRoberts gave testimony agreeing
with that of Mr. Krauthorf and Mr. Dawes.
He declared that Commissioner Gui-flald
luid Informed Mr. Krauthoff that his de
partment had nothing to do with the De
partment of Jam Ice and that he could not
and would not work in conjunction with It.
He declared that they are absolutely dl-
wreed and that the law was so framed
that business men could feel free to give
The witness declared that Cunimiaaloner
Uartteld stated positively that the informa
tion to be secured was not for us In
(Continued oa Second Page.)
RATES OF EXCHANGE SOARING
Huaalan t.ov ern nirnt lake Hand la
BanklaK nml liaise Hate
PETERSIU IIG. Jan. an.-An iinpur
tn (ihii'IhI measure, dictated hy the
irt. i the. savings bank In consequence
of nolutlonary agitation and the 1m
poss V or competing with the rate of
priva nks, I announced. It Increased
by In. m 1 order the rate of interest of
the to lent savings Kink from 3.6 to 4
per eel 5
whl h In
to the oft
posit In t.
of the Kits
"he government hope It will
he effect on the rcdeposllins,
v-ady commenced. According
statement the Increased de
vings hank of the tlrti half
January were J-.SOi'.oto, ten
time the lnease during the similar period
At Mowow, according to the Slovo. the
depoBltor if gold are demanding receipt
stating explicitly that their deposit are
returnable In the ame metal. The hank
refuse to do so. The rate of Interest was
decreased from 4 per cent to o.fi per cent
In 1S!M on account of the favorable p. mil ion
of the gov ernnieiit and the low rate: of
: money at tlu-t time. An order tins a Wo
been signed by the cmpei
emr raising ,n
n perpetuity In ,
rale paid on deposits I
I the Imperial bank from 3' to per cent
Th- rales of exchange are soaring stead
ily. For drafts on America private batiks
are chinning hk high as y roubles per
J1KI. whereas during the preceding summer
the rate was .l7.5o rouble per lion. The
unVhtl rate of exchange on England now
Is PS. compared with the Dccenilier rate of
SM.if.. but this rate Is obtainable only at
tin. Imperial bank. The tinoftlclal rate on
lb. Bourse Is !375.
JEWS HOLDING CONFERENCE
nternntlonnl Meetlnic is or In Ilea
alnn nt Hrnasela 4'ondlllon nf
lluaalnn Jmi t onsldered.
Hllt .St:i8. Jan. 30 The general Jewish,
conference, called to consider the state o
jews In Hussia. formally opened it BcaMon
,..v .wler Ihe i.l.l,l..n..v of llHV-l.l WnlfT
until n later session.
M. Mandelstam of Kleff, presented a re
port till the conditions In Russia from
which it was gathered tlnit the Jews had
no hopes of an Improvement In their status
resulting from revolution or government re
forms. The only solution of tho problem,
according to the report, would be the
foundation of a Jewish fatherland.
M. Kohan of Kishineff, said he thought
the eventual emigration of all the Jews
from Russia was Inevitable. He proposed
1-gypt or Asia-Minor as suitable for a
jPWh settlement and advised that all
emigration of Jews to the United States or
Great Britain be stopped In consequence of
the laws against aliens which are In force !
In those countries.
Delegates from Germany, Austro-Iiun-
gary. Great Britain, Russia, France, Italy,
Denmark and Argentina are . present, but
the American delegates have not arrived.
POLITICAL PRISONERS ESCAPE
Mob at Riga Kills Sentinels and Re
leases Men Held by Gov
RIGA. I,lvonla, Jan. 30. A mob attacked
the Jail In the center of the town this
morning, shot down the sentries, broke
open the cells and liberated all the political
prisoners. Half a company of soldiers were
stationed In the building, but so rapid and
unexpected was the action of the rioters
that their purpose was successfully carried
out. There were many women among the
Russians May Protest Trade.
BT. PETERSBURG, Jan. 30. On account
of the threatened Invasion of Japanese and
American goods In the Russian markets in
Manchuria the management of the East
Chinese railroad has raised the question of
increasing the railroad rates northward of
Kwang-Cheng-Tsxe to the stations in Rus-
sian nana, it is saia mat Japanese nua-
dlemen are handling British and American
as well as Japanese wares. Twenty trains
are running dally from Takow to Kuld
tuan, where enormous stores of goods are
being assembled for the Harbin, Vladivo
stok and other markets.
! CARTER SIGNS' BIG CHECKS
Important Fvldenee Develop In Trial
of Greene and Gaynor
SAVANNAH. Oa.. Jan. 30. Greater prog
ress than has marked any previous day of
the trial was made in the federal court
today In the rase of Greene and Gaynor.
J. W. O. Sterly of Savannah and George
W. Marlor of New York were the chief wit
nesses today and their testimony wus Inter
esting. Mr. Sterly testified that Captain
Carter had left Savannah June SO, 1S87, tak
ing with him two checks, which he filled
out In Washington upon receiving tele
graphic notice from Sterly of the amounts
the latter had in the meantime figured out
as due Greene and Gaynor. Then without
having seen the accounts at all the witness
said Carter signed the checks, one for S345.
000 and the other for Ii.imi, and payment
No session of the court will be held to
morrow, owing to the funeral in Atlanta of
Mrs. Julia Adelaide Howell, sister of Dis
trict Attorney Marlon Erwin, who will at
tend It. The trlu 1 will be resumed on Thurs
NEGRO ATTACKSJTOUNG WOMAN
Mrs. Mil May Daprrt of Atlanta, Ua.,
Probably Fatally Injured by
I aldeatlned Man.
ATLANTA, Ga., Jau. 30.-Mrs. Nina May
Dupree, a young woman about 2o years old,
aho lives with W. II. Grugan, a prosperous
farmer about six miles from Atlanta, near
Cornell, was assaulted by a negro this after-
noon. After cutting her throat and loavlng I
her In a dying condition from loss of blood
and nervous excitement the negio escaped.
A posse of more thun too citizens with
hounds Is following the negro tonight, and
if he is captured he will In all probability be
The aseault upon the young woman oc
curred some tune between the hours of 1
and 4 o'clock thin afternoon. Mr. Grugan
and his wife returning home frum Atlanta
at the latter hour found her lying in ihe
dining room In a pool of her own blood.
Physicians, who were Immediately sum
moned, despair of her life. She was too
weak to say more than that a tall black
negru waa the perpetrator of the crime.
ASKS OF MARIvEL CONTRACT
Senate Committee Examines Mr. Shouts
About feeding Laborers.
TOO MUCH PROFIT rOR THc CATERER
Steirai Telegraphed Commission
that Contractor Moild Make
Million Hollars a
M. The senate i
commlitce on Intel ocmnk- canals today rc
suincU its ' cxai.vinatiuu of Theodore P.
Shonts. Mr. Shunts exjila.ned l detail the
preparations for tht awarding of ths jon
tiacts to Mr. Market for a complete com
lnissaiy oil tho isthmus.
The Murkel contract took effect Sepieiuour
7, 1905, and was canceled on October 11. Mr.
Market had none to the isthmus llrst at the
Invitation of former Chief Engineer Walliioo
to assist the commis'iou In devising a plan
of feeding emplojea of the. canal works.
At the afternoon hcfIoii Henator Simmons
sought to show lhat the bid of Huitgius tk.
Ooumnr of New York ftr the feeding nf the 1
,.rtntt) fini.Ioyi-si was lower than the bid of j
J. E. Markel & Son. Mr. Shunts replied
that It would be impossible to tell which
bid had lieen the lowest, but that the ex
perience of the Markel firm In feeding larfft
bodies, of men had been taken into consid
eration. Senator Simmons nsk"d Mr. Shonts If he
thought the law hail not been violated In
letting the contract to a firm whose hid had
not Wen the lowest. Mr. Shonts replied If
the law said thai the lowest bid should he
accepted without considering the time of de
livery of goods or the fpinlity furnished,
then the law was violated by the commis
sion In a number of Instances. After the
Markel contract had been canceled, said Mr.
Shonts. If was suggested hy Mr.. Stevens
that Mr. Markel ought to have some com
pensitlon f'ir the trouble and expense which
he had Incurred.
"A a matter of fact," asked Mr. Sim
mons, "was not this contract canceled he
caused you received a message from Mr.
Stevens saying the contractor would msk"
$l.nnn,vw a year out of the arrangement and
asking that it be held In abeyance?"
"Well, I remember receiving such a mes
sage," said Mr. Shont.
"I Immediately called In Mr. Market and
told hlr.i we would have to make some
other arrangements. Mr. Stevens said the
men could be fed on the isthmus for SO
cents a day.
"Mr. Markel akl flint he could feed them
for .10 cent if permitted to reduce the food
to the finality given the laborers under Mr.
The committee held an executive session,
at which It was agreed not to continue
the examination of Mr. Shonts for a few
day. Former Chief Engineer Wallace will
testify on Thursday. The committee ad
journed until tomorrow.
Wllneaae In "moot Case.
The names of witnesses who have been
summoned to appear before tlie senate
committee on privilege and elections In
the Kmoot case next Tuesday are: JJenry
W. Lawrence, a business man at Salt Iake
City and an apostle nf the Mormoir churcii:
John ' P.- Helmgrcn of Wear River -City,
Utah, a Mormon; William Jones Thomas
of Spanish Fork,' Utah, a Gentile; Charles
Smurthwait of dgden. Utah, a Mormon
who ha been cut off from the church;
Walter M. Wolfe, professor of the Brlgliain
Young college at Iogan, I'tah, who has
lately been cut off from the Mormon
General Chaffee Retires Thursday.
Lieutenant General Chaffee will be placed
on the retired list of the army next Thurs
day at his own request aft-r atxiut forty
five years' service. General and Mrs. Chaf
fee and Miss Chaffee will leave here the
end of the week for the City of Mexico,
where they will remain until May 1 next.
Iter In the summer they will take up their
permanent residence at Los Angeles, Col.
SENATK rOS FIRMS SOMIN AT!0S
Kew Federal Officials for Uaatern
WASHINGTON, Jan. SO The senate In
executive session today confirmed the fol
, Davd Patterson Dyer, attorney for the
' Eastern district or Missouri; Lucius y
j Hobbs. receiver of public moneys at Lead-
Marshals William I,. Morsey, Eastern
district of Missouri; William Spry, district
Rosa K. Brattan, Washington, consul at
Hang Chow, China.
Postmasters Iowa: James Havey John
son, Logan: Joseph Morton, Sheldon;
Charles J. wonaer. lama.
THREE KILLED AND FOUR HURT
Westbound Limited on fireat orjh
ern in Suiaahup Xear Colombia
ST. PAUL. Jan. 3o. Great Northern Ori
ental Limited No. 1, westbound, and pas
senger train No. '.', eaatbound, collided
head-on on a straight track one mile west
of Columbia Falls, Mont., at 10:4u o'clock !
A corrected list of the dead and injured
FIREMAN WILLIAM KAMBLEY.
EXPRESS MESSENGER WURZBACH.
The seriously Injured:
Engineer O. Bardln. Whltefish.
Engineer W. T. Thierweshter, Whltefish.
Conductor C. A. Irwin, Havre.
Mall Clerk Reynolds.
Five passengers were slightly hurt. The
Injured were taken to Wnitetlsh.
The express cars were so badly smashed
that they were taken from the trains.
Train No. 3 left Columbia Falls on Its
eastern trip at 7:10 p. m. and No. 1 was '
scheduled to leave there at 9 o'clock p. m. ,
General Superintendent 1. T. 81a. le. who
gave the foregoing information to the As-
socfatcd Pres.. said he had received no .
formation as to what caused the collision.
SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. Su-Advlcea re-
celved here state that the wreck on the
Great Northern railroad near Columbia
Falls, Mont., lasi mgni. was caused iiy
Oriental limited No. 1, westbound, running I mittee of the central stales Joint confer
past the station without orders. ! ence. It ia apparent that at ihe southwest
WITNESS CAUSES SENSATION
t. Allison Saya Sea Which
slroted Valencia Was at
SEATTLE, Wash., Jun. .-At today's J
session of the investigation into the loss of
the Valeueia C. A. Allison of St. Paul, a
passenger, testified that the sea was not
rough. He explained that he had himself
been a sailor and that th surf that finally
battered the Valencia to. pieces could not
be called high. This testimony caused a
mild sensation, aa all published account, of
the wreck have been aVacrlbed aa "Ulgk
seas" and a "terrible aurt"
MUCH BENEFITJO GUARDSMEN
WHIvrra of Regalar Army I'nlat Uul
Heat. Plarra and Hun tu
iKioiii h Sluff Correspondcnl.)
W ASUINOTO.V, Jan. - i.-(8puulal.)-Tho
Interstate .N'.ttlonal Otiurd nsi'iH-iattou
which hua been in session In lhl city ho
I closed an Interesting pnd frofltiible session
of that association. Korty-tbroi; stales
wero represcnud by their adjutants g tt-
tiiii, voiunma, inaj'rn ana oiners connei.-ieu
i with the cltlsen soldl'-ry of the United
Statcn. During the four dnj s these retire- j
seniative guardsnwn were In town the
streets were resplendent with blue uni
forms and tiold lace ami can led one liack
to the early days of the 8pinlnh-American
C when Washlagton was the Mecca for
aspiring military hercea.
Important questions a AVer lug the guard
were discussed and analytical compari
sons were made between the methods
adopted by the several Slates. Generals
Chaffee, Hate and other prominent officers
of the regular army bore down on the
necessity of building. up the weak iwlnts
In the second line of defense, by which
the National puard In known. The 1m-
poilance of rltle practice, sulielstence t
government rations and practice march
were ably discussed and as a consenuence
the guardsmen who r present at thla
meeting have gone home with higher idea!
than they have ever had before so far
as making the National guard an efToetlve,
vital force. During the convention the
guurdsmen called upon the president, who
paid a high compliment to the militia of
the several state utid mi:res.d the olfl-
cevK with the necessity of milking real sol-
diers of the enlisted men and adopting those j
methods that would be of vaM benefit to
the eltizen-HolilWr In time of war.
Colonel Kaley, who Is a member of the
Nebraska legislature and showed his strong
friendship for the guard during the Inst
session, will remain In Washington for Ihe
next month. Sneaking of General Culver,
Colonel Kaley said: "He has made one of
the most efficient adjutant generals the
stnte of Nehiaska ever had. lie Is n real
soldi. sr and knows the necessity of making
Ihe National guardsmen the same."
OIL PRODUCERS IN CONVENTION
Men Controlling Western .Wells Hold
Conference In Itnnuia Clly Mnat
ll I'rodnrt or Hnlld Tanks.
KANSAS CITY. Jun. 3t'. Several oil pro
ducers from Indian Territory ami Kansas
met here today to discuss the question of a
market fur their product.
J. J. Curl of Baiilesvllle, I. T., said be
fore going Into the conference:
'We wnnt a market. We are "np against
It' to get rid of our products. Either the
Standard will take our oil or wo must pro
vide, more tanktige. That will take time.
We waul to look over the situation and
decide some way out of the dilemma."
"Is the conference called for the pur
pose of sending a delegation to Governor
Folk and Attorney General Hadley to ask
them to cease tho flfcht, on tlie Standard T"
was asked. i " , ..'.
"I have heard pothlng about such a dele
gation." replied Mr." C)1.,. , ; ,
"II. T. XVoods. of tlie (ii City "Derrick, who
ls In the city, said: .-"I understand that as vision of the Interstate tVmmerce commis
tho Standard has ordered work stopped in j slon every form of interstate and foreign
Missouri on Its Whiting pipe line, the pro-
rucers see their chance of a market slipping
away from them. The agitation against
the Standard in Missouri Is hurling the oil
business In the territory and Kansas. I
think the producer will send a committee
to Qovernor Folk and Attorney General
Hadley m ascertain, if possible, what are and the llke. Mr. Townsend bell ves the bill
the prospects of a cessation of hostilities." , a(Tords a cmpiete remedy for nil of these
nrnrtDTl'1"1'' n'r,'aftHr "v""y uch charge
UnAPT IN INoURANUt ntrUnl must be Just and reasonable, and In case it
.Stenographer and New York Publle
Printer Attempt to Sell It
ALBANY, N. Y., Jun. SO. After a lively
hearing in which charges and threats wero
freely exchanged between Chairman Arm-
strong of the Inaurance Investigating com- ! i,n,d tarl(t , cnangPi for a day, the shlp
mlttee and representatives of the Brandow ! ment made at ,he Iower r(Ue an(J thc tarl(T
Printing company, the state legislative i immediately raised
printers, the senate finance committee. Re..onble Maximum Hntes.
voted to report favorably In the senate to- The mal feature Qf fhe
morrow the bill of Senator Armstrong au- tn, ,nt about wnlch ,
thoiizlng his committee to have printed bee nud Rnd om) w Mr
6,000 cop.ffc of the testimony taken in tho : . k.u-., u
Insurance investigation at a cost not ex-
cet?fllnir rJ0 uuu
! . ""-""" '-' "i -
tentlonal delays by the printers and told
of an alleged deal between the committee's
stenographer and the state printer, whereby
he said thc stenographer, using the com
mittee's stationery, had sent out 5i0 circu
lar letters offering the testimony in printed
form for sale at $150 per set. the stenogra
pher to receive 40 per cent commission.
The committee compelled the cancelling of
what orders ne had received.
"If we printed ou.Ofi) copies." Senator
Armstrong said, "there would not be
enuugh td fill the requests by the commit
' tee, which have been coming from all sec-
tlons of the United States and from for
eign countries as well."
MINERS! DEMANDS REFUSED
Operators Vote Down Inixotlon and
Disagreement Mny Be Reported
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. So ihe demands
of the miners of tne central competitive
and in the southwestern fields were dis-
cussed in committee today.
The operators of tho central competitive
field voted down every demand of the
miners made in thc Joint scale committee
mc ting with the exception of the demand
lhat boys under 16 .years of age be pro
hibited from working around the mines. I
The age wa. changed to 14 year, and the
demand wa. granted, it is believed this
afternoon mat tne scaie commute win re-
j port a disagreement tomorrow
I Jo more progress is oeing maue oy the
! J"1"1 committee of the southwestern
i aiuiea joini cimicinm tunn uy n.e eom -
ern men are watting tur some definite action
in the Interstate conference.
A general discussion of the whole wage
scale offered by the miners aud the proposi
tion of the operators to reduce wages 16 per
cent was hud today, but no vole waa taaen
' on any of the measures proposed.
ew Railroad la Wyoming.
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. Jan. . A Colorado
oc Southern railway engineering party will
start out February 1 for the purpose of sur
veying a new line of railroad from orln
Junction to Sheridan, Wye., to form an ex
tension of the Colorado Southern. The
new road will pass through BujTaio and
will connect witb the Burlington at Sheri
dan, giving Denver a direct Hue to northern
V.--mliui and Montana.
IIOI'SE TAKES L'l' RATE BILL
Debate on Hepburn Measure Opened by
1c r. Townrend of Michigan.
ITS PROVISIONS cLEARLY EXPLAINED !
I'eople Are Hemandlna; Aetlon and i
Veir wrntti will fie mum
oa Majority If It la Not
WASHINGTON, Jan. Ji!. Members of the j
nouse evineea a more general micn-m
the discussion of the railway rate bill
throughout the day than on any topic of
legislation for some time. The debate
throughout was lirtened lo attentively ami
many questions were asked of the different
sneakers to bring out either obscure points
in the measure or evils complained of.
which no attempt had been made to tnclud"
In the bill. The debato was opened by Mr.
Townrend of Michigan In an exhaustive
argument on the general subject and the
sharp rritlcl'm directed to those who had
opposed railroad legislation.
Mr. Adamson of Georgia, representing the
minority followed In commendation of the
measure and In praise cf President Roose.
veil" stand on the question, which he said
tho minority were availing themselves of
In the present Instance. Mr. Hlnshaw of
Nebraska depicted the benefit the, legisla
tion would do to the gieat transmlssovirl
country, and Mr. Richardson of Alabama
discussed as a democrat the things done
and left undone In the measure.
Question addressed to the various speak
ers by Mr. Sherley of Kentucky and Mr.
i.,ttIofleld of Ma)m mlu.ated that there I
to be some opposition to the bill, at least
In debate. The feature seemingly subject
to attack Is as to Just what will be th"
authority of the Interstate Commerce coin
mission under the bill relative to differen
tials In rates between competing cities or
Mr. ToTvnaend Opens Hebnte.
Opening what promises to be a week"
discussion on the railroad rale bill, Mr.
Townsend of Michigan addressed the house
for more thnn an hour today, touching on
and elucidating practically every phase of
the rate m-.iklng problem and describing In
detail the terms of tho Hepburn bill.
Regarding the question as one of Ihe most
Important before congress. Mr. Townsend
advocated the bill a the correct remedy for
the evils which exist and predicted that
notwithstanding the protests of tlie roads
greater .prosperity would come to them
under its provisions than otherwise. To
rubr-tautlate this he called attention to the
tremendous stride of a year In the trans-'
porta Hon business, and this In the face of
the legislation which the last congress In
itiated and which the present congress Is
taking up In somewhat more strenuous
Like the bill of last year, which bore Mr.
Townsend name, he said the present one
was the very least the people would accept,
yet the present bill confers wider power
and extends ovcr every facility of trans
portation. However, tho present bill he be
lieved not only fully within the constitu
tional powers of congress, but was simply
an expression of the plain duty of the con
gress tp the people. In Uiiefthr .bill, at
tempts, he said, to place under the suner-
I commerce and all Instrumental cities of
( commerce and transportation.
Regulating Special Charges.
The most serious complaints on the part
of the shippers, he said, have been directed
abulnst special service, such as private
cars, icing, elevator and terminal nhanvi
la not the commission has power to make
The evil of the "midnight rate" waa
dlscribed and the remedy set forth requir
ing thirty days' notice of a chance of
! rata Rrtofiv the n.iHniirhi ,.i.' i
' devloe thereby a large shipper notifies a
roai that on a certain date a Write ahin
! ment will be made On that date the nnh
iW-IIOCIIU wrurtrn Il-g SI IIIC 1 UUUUtl UUU
, f tm) whole que8tl , tnat wnicn ,
i thsb rnmrnlHRlnn nnwr nnnn rtrtmnlalnt an.-l
after fuu hearing, to substitute a reasona
ble maximum rate In place of one found to
be unjust or unreasonable. Mr. Townsend
went at length into this phase of the pro
posed legislation. It was the point against
which the weight of the opposition had been
directed, he explained, and this proposition
had been based alike on the questioned
constitutionality, the impossibility for tho
commission to find a Just rate, and the
Injury such a finding would entail alike on
business, the railroads aud the widowed and
nrnlian,fl hftrplifilHuP In th,. hria.U. .-!..
of the question and In the correct conclu-
sion on any of these phases he saw but one
answer that to require the railroads to
be Just and reasonable could not harm
any one while it would benefit all.
As showing how deep were the fears of
the railroad world, he slated, 7,300 miles of
road had been built during the past year in
the United States and up to June 30 orders
for more than Iio0.000.00u worth of railroad
equipment had been placed.
Railroads Will Be Just.
While the number of commissioners ia In.
creaaed by two ana u.elr salaries ralsij
to .1(l000 ,. v.nr M, To ..,, ,xnrMlulH tll.
belief that when the law was once estab
lished the duties of the commission would
decrease rather than increase. Tho rail
roads he suggested would doubtless realise
the justness of the law and fix their rates
with reference to It. He realized fully the
; ",,', ttd believed th. higher
. ac rm l uu uri Liia a, n ne watan a u aj lain ' no
great power that was conferred upon the
' an adeqUate compensation for m.n of
,nw character needed.
The wWe publicity of railroad affairs re- I
quired in the bill waa in his opinion a potent
factor for good. The provisions expediting
i tne business of the commission and the
cases In the courts growing out of the oper
ation of the law he regarded as vital. The
courts are to pass simply on the validity of
the decisions and the appeal to the supreme
court will be on the question as to whether
a given rate fixed by the commission is or
' a not confiscatory
People Demand Action.
While Mr. Townsend regarded the ques
tion aa in no sense political lie expressed
himself as pleased that the republican party
ha. taken it up. He arraigned the means
employed by the opposition to rate legisla
tion. He ronlinui'd:
To me It has seemed that u systematic
effort has been made lo discredit the ad
ministration In various matters In order to
direct attentlun from this great question
and I have no doubt that delay will be
caused wherever possible in the vain hupe
(.Continued on Sixth Page.) .
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair tlrlaemUy and Taarada.
Trmperare at Omaha retrrari
B a. .
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7 p. Ml
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DRY GOODS RATF UNDISTURBED
fireat Western Derides Sot ta Put
In Mxty-Flve Cent Rate to
CHICAGO. Jan. Sn. iSpeelal Telegram.)
H was learned In this city that A. R. Stl. k
ney, president of the Great Western, has
deftnately dei Ided not to make a carload
rate on dry goods, which tho Missouri river
Jobbers have been trying to Induce him to
do. When Mr. Stlckney was In Chicago last
week be refused to say whether he would
or would not make a carload rate, but he
did tell why he was contemplating It, and
that was because the Rutilngton Is alleged
to have Wen giving rebates to the Missouri
river Jobbers for year.
It is strongly suspected that Mr. Stlck
ney never seriously contemplated making a
carload rate, but as long as the negotia
tions were opened with liltn by the Missouri
river Jobber he' saw the possibilities of
using that as a "big stick" to strike at his
enemies and to give the other railroads a
scare. It would have been disastrous to
the interests of th Chlcngo jobbers, who do
not soli In carload lots to Missouri river j
Olivers. If the Ureal Western had put in a,
rarlond rate of r cents, a he declared he
might do. The representatives of the Job
Wrs here talked with Mr. Stlckney when he
was here, and while he would not give them
much sailsfHetlon at the time. It 1 thought
their argunienis struck home.
SOUTH CAROUNIAN ON TRIAL
Richard I.. Draanaanre la .nn Faring:
Court on Charge of
ANNAPOLIS, Md.. Jan. 3D. The court
martial at the Naval academy opened to
day's session at J:.K' a. in. The case on
trial wa that of Richard L. Desaussure
of Charleston. S. C, agnlnst whom there
is a charge of hazing, supported by several
specifications. The hazing was alleged to
have been done during September last,
when Desaussure, with others, was com
pelled to lose a part of his leave on ac
count of deficiency In his Htudics.
Midshipman William T. Boyd. Jr., of
Peoria, 111., a member of the second class,
will be put on trial on charge of hazing
at the conclusion of the trial of Midship
man Defi'juro. Th frpeciflci'lons under
the charge against Boyd ore that he hazed
Chauncey A. Lucar. of New York City, Wil
liam C. Koenig of Rusk. Tex.; A. D. Ber
nard of Iwrence, Kan.; John F. Donel
eon of Flndlay, Okl and Stanloy R. Ca
nine of Llano, Tex. 1 .
The hazing Included exercises known as
the "sixteenth," the "crew" and the "lean
ing rest." '
CUtS RATE ON EXPORT CORN
Wabash Makea Tariff of 23 Centa from
Omaha, to Boston, Including:
CHICAGO, Jan. 3d. Announcement was
made todav by the Wabash railroad that
commencing February 1 that road would
' Put Into effect a csrload rate for export
j rn of 3 cents from the Missouri river to
Boston and Now York, and 22 cents to Phil-
, "delphla. through Chicago and St. Louis,
with transit privileges,
These figures will Include the cost of load
ing on vessels. For several months the rate
has been 37 cents, with an added loading
! charge, despite the efforts of the Chicago
' Bnd St. Louis grain merchants to bring
' aliout a settlement of the rate difficulty
' which developed between the eastern and
western railroads last year.
The eastern roads all along have refused
to Join with the western roads In dividing,
the difference between the local rate and an
export rate. The step taken by the Wabash
It Is believed will result in the eastern roads
meeting thc Wabash rates.
' A . . mm mm nil 4-w 1 ppfafl
; CLIMBS THE PILOT LADDER
Miss Roosevelt Boards Ocean Liner
to Meet Her Future
NEW YORK, Jan. JO. Miss Alice Roose
velt and her fiance. Congressman Nicholas
Uorth. boarded a revenue cutter today
and proceeded down New York harbor to
meet the steamer Kaiser Wllhelm der
Grouse, upon which Cointesse de Chambrun,
Mr. Iingworth's sister, was a passenger.
The romtesse, who was formerly Mis Clara
! Lonworth of f Inclnnntl. has come to this
iciiy u ii"i i w."rii - weuuiua.
At quarantine station, wnere tne tvaiser
Wllhelm der Grosse slowed down speed, the
revenuo cutter went alongside the big liner.
An attempt was made to lower a com
panion ladder for Mlsa Roosevelt, but tha
delay tn doing this was too great and Miss
Roosevelt boarded the steamer by the pilot
i NEW JERSEY SENATOR ANGRY
Would Declare C harter of Standard
OH Company Forfeited for
TRENTON. N. J., Jan. So In the state
senate today Mr. Mlnturn introduced a
resolution calling for the Institution of
legal proceedings in the name of the state
aaln,t tl,e " company or New
forfeiting the charter of the company on
the ground of the alleged violation of thi
common law relating to monopolies and of
the Elklna law and laws relative to Inter
Movements of Ocean Vessel. Jau. HO.
At New York Arrived: Kaiser Wllhelm
der Grosse. from Bremen: KoenlKen Louise.
from Bremen. Sailed: Cevlc, for Liverpool; ,
Mouse, lor uenua.
At Naples Arrived: Carpathla, from New
At Loudon Arrived: Lake Michigan, from
At Hamburg Arrived: Amerlka. from
At LI verponl Arrived: Ijtke Chamtdain,
from St. Johns. N, B. Bailed: Lake Mani
toba, for St. John. N. B. ; 8)ivanla, for
At Tcneiiffe Sailed: Menez. fur Sao Fran-
At Leghorn Sailed: Syria, for New Or
leans. At Hamburg Sailed: Amnion, for San
Francisco: Armenia, fur New York.
At Antwerp Arrived: Kroouland. from
At Mo vlile Arrived: Nuraldlaa. from
Two Stockmen's National Associations Art)
MUROO MACKENZIE ELECTED PRESIDENT
New Organisation Known as Amerissn
National Lire Stork Ainooistion,
GREETING FROM PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT
Oifford F. Pinchot of Forest Beeerre Berries
Speaks for Chiof Exeontire.
MACKENZIE DISCUSSES LEGISLATION
Ksport Trnde In Live (Mock Trndneta
Greatly Hindered hr Inaoffl
elent Force nt
DENVER. .Jan. V .Consolidation of the
National Live Stock association and the
Amerleen Slock Growers' association was
effected here today by. the annual conven
tions of the two organisations. The Ameri
can National Live Stock association W the
name adopted for the amalgamated body,
which represents '.yunYi stock growers, and
Munl.i M-Kcnxle of Trinidad, Colo., was
unanimously elected president of the new
association on a rising vote In Joint eon-
vent Ion of the delegates of the two old as-
" mi nine. ir. 4icienuie ims ueen prei-
dent of the American Stock Growers' as
sociation since Its organization In this city
a year ago hy seceder from the National
Live Pork association. This split wa
csused by the dechilon to give represents-
tlon In the stockmen's conventions to rail
roads and packers. In the association Or
ganized today, with which will be sfTlllated
forly-flve subsidiary association, onlv
tock growers will be represented.
Proceedings In Detail.
With the avowed purpose of reuniting
their forces and making a vigorous
campaign for federal legislation de
sired by the live slock Interests of thj
west, delegates to the ninth annual con
vention of the National Live Stock assoclu
tlnn.and the second annual convention of
the American Slock Growers' assoclallon
met In Joint session today at the Broadway
theater in this city. Important addresses
setting forth the existing conditions In the
live stock industry and the requirements of
the stockmen were delivered by Frank J.
Hagenbnrth. president of the National as
sociation, and Murdo MacICenzle, president
of the American association. ,
Murdo MacKenzle was elected permanent
chairman of the Joint convention. Welcom
ing addresses were made by City Attorney
Harry A. Llndsley and Alva Adam former
Greeting: from the President.
Glfford F. Plnehot. chief of the federal
bureau nf forcatry, delivered a greeting to
tho stockmen from President Roosevelt, to
which John' W. Springer of Denver re
sponded. Mr. Plncho'stBtv?ch was a follows: i
I bring you the president's"' peiac'.ial greet
ings and have Instructions tq tell you that,
he knows something aliout your trouble
himself; that he realize the mil impor
tance to you of having the Toret reserves
rightly handled: that he recognizes the
sign cf tho coming change In condition on
the open range, and the tremendous Inter
est of the stockmen at stake In that (
change; and that In both of these great
questions, forest reserve and open range,
he wants and will welcome your co-ortera-tlon.
suggestions and advice; that he count
on you to remember that great national
questions such as these cannot be handled
rightly either by you or the administra
tion unless they are handled on broader
considerations than the personal Interests
of any single man or set of men. and.
finally, that be sends you his heartiest good
wlsl e for the success of this convention
s. fford tu'1'- to vou sll.
Frank J. Hagenbarth, president of tha
National Live Stock association, then de
livered his Annual address.
President Hagenbarth's Address.
Mr. Hagenbarth said in part:
It Is asserted that we, in, tho United
Slates, are curtailing our consumption nf
beef and beef products. This. If true, can
be accounted tor primarily from the fact
that many people desiring to give vent to
their feeling against the so-called Beef
trust havo decreased their consumption of
beef and thus visited their wra'.U on the
producer. Secondly, the high price at which
choice cuts of beef are retailed, and which
choice cuts supply the greatest beef de
mand, has a further tendency to decrease
the consumption. Thirdly, a large propor
tion of beef marketed is so Inferior In
quality as not to be available tot bo me
Our principal foreign markets, with the
exception of that of England, are badly
demoralised, and available statistics, while
showing an Increase in the production of
cattle the last few years and an Increase
of all commodities In our exports, demon
strate the fact that our exports of beef
have not only not kept pace with the gen
eral Increase of exporia of other commodi
ties from the United Btates, but have
At the conclusion of his uildress Mr. Ha
genbarth nominated Murdo MacKenzle for
president of the American National Live
Stock association for the ensuing year and
I wa, unanimously elected after the con-
Ventlon had voted to susjiend the constltu-
tlon ailJ Lyiaws for the purpose. Mr. Mac-
Kenzie then delivered his annual address
as president of the Amerlcae Stock Grow
'Referring to the interstate commerce law
convention, held in Chicago last October,
Mr. MacKenzle said:
This convention was called specifically
for those supporting the president's policy,
but the railroad officials thought It might
be a good opportunity to pack the conven
tion with people antagonistic to our policy
and outvote us in the convention. We
luresaw what the railroads hud In View
and made It clear to them that they bad
no place In our meeting. We Informed them
that If they wanted to hold a meeting they
had better hold one of their own. Tills
they did, and have been trying ever slace.
through the press and otherwise, to dis
seminate '.iteraturo to prove to tho Ship
pers of this country thut the president's
policy on the rate bill is not what la bast
fur the shipper.
Live stock In Transit.
Mr. McKenzle tola of the e (Torts that
were being made to have the law requiring
stock In transit to be unloaded every twenty-eight
hours amended. In order to extend
tha time limit to thirly-slx hours. The
greatest opiositlon, he said, was from tha
members of the Humane society.
Far t.e it from me to belittle the work of
this body: nothing but praise Is due Its
'members. 1 feel, however, that sometimes
they are governed lo some extent by
prejudice, und in this case such was our
A bill has been presented lo cungrese,
wiili the fuil endorsement of Seciotary
Wilson, extending the time limit to thirty
six hours, und I have every cnntlilcneu thut
this bill will liecome a law. Arrangements
have been made to send to Wuaniiigton
within tlie next tlility days le.-o proraiaent
liiH'wi fri'in all pa i ts or the country tu
testify hefnie tie ; ropnr lo.unUiue now
co' dering ll.is bill.
The president le.iiudivl the n.nventiou
thut ti e lln s Lie uei.rr drawn tightly In
the markets of the world gainst the Im
portation of live stock fri? this country.
He hoped some action would be taken bv
h uoAvaaUou tUal would, suggest
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