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OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, . FEBRUARY 15, 100C.-TEN PAGES.
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SUBSIDY FOR SHIPS
Senata Passe the Snbrention If enure
fibertly After Six O'clock.
FIVE REPUBLICANS AfiAINST IT
Thij Art Bnrkett, Dollmr, LaTollatta
Epooner and Warner.
THIRTEEN NEW CONTRACT MAIL LINES
Eix from Gulf Porti, Ihrte from Atlantio
and One from Pacific
ALSO CREATES NAVAL RESERVE FORCE
Curt el ERMfl I" Foreign
Trade At to Ree! Subven
tion of 3 Per Orin Ton
WASHINGTON. Feb. 14.-AI a few min
utes after nrlock today the senate cast
ita first ballot on the subsidy shipping bill,
which was passed by a vote of 38 to 27.
All the votes for the bill were by repub
lican aenatora and five republican senators
voted with the democrats In opposition.
They were Messrs. Burkott, Iclllver. La.
Follette Bpoor.er and Warner.
The vote on the bill wua preceded by ac
tion on a number of amendments and this
by an entire day of debate. Many Impor
tant amendment were accepted but only
In one case was a modlcatlon agreed to
that was not In accordance with the wishes
of the managers of the bill. The excep
tion was on an amendment oftcted by Mr.
Hpooner eliminating the provision gums
half pay to memtiera of the naval reserve
who have served less than six months.
As passed the bill establishes thirteen
new contract mnll lines and Increases the
subvention to tho Oceanic line running
from the Pacific coa.it to Australasia. Of
tho thirteen new lines three leave Atlantic
coast porta, one running to Brazil, one to
I'ruguay and Argentina, and ne to South
Africa j six from porta on the Gulf of Mex
ico, embracing ono to Brazil, one to Cuba,
one to Mexico and three to Central Amer
ica and the Isthmus of ranama: four from
Pacific coast porta, embracing two to
Japan, China and tho Philippines via Ha
waii and one to Mexico, Central America
and the Isthmus of Panama.
The bill also grants a subvention at the
rate of t5 per gross ton per year to cargo
vessels engaged in the foreign trade of
the t'nlted States and at the rate of $5.30
per ton to vessels engaged In the Philip
pine trade, the Philippine coastwise law
being postponed until J80. Another feature
of tho bill is that creating a naval reserve
force of 10.00ft officers and men who are
to receive retainers after the British prac
tice. Vessels receiving subsidies are re
quired to carry a certain proportion of
naval reserve men among their rrews. The
aggregate compensation for moil Unas la
about W.OOC.ono annually. No steam vessel
of less than 1,00 tons la to recelvo aid undec
Who. ! -Mr,imar -blU waa disposed of
the statehood bill was made tho unfinished
FORTIFICATION!! . RILL PASSED
Mfiiirr tioe Through Lower House
Without Material Chance.
WA8HJ NGTON, Feb. U Incident to the
passage of the fortifications appropriation
bill, which was accomplished by the house
today, u lively debate waa kept up through
out, involving the difference between the
republican and democratic policies with
reference to the Philippines and also the
difference between the army and navy offi
cers as to the place wheru a naval sta
tion and fortifications shall be established
In the archipelago. The debate availed
nothing so far us the legislation was con
cerned. . as the two amendments on the
proposition not to appropriate anything for
fortifications In the Philippines, and, sec
ond, to forbid the expenditure of any
money at gublg bay were defeated.
i The minority took somo pains to make
plain tho position of Mr. Bryan in his
campaign for the ratification of tho Puria
treaty of peace; that Mr. Bryan wanted
first to acquire the Philippines and then
give their Inhabitants freedom. This was
accomplished finally by having placed In
tho records a letter written by Mr. liryan
some time ago on the subject. As to the
question of a location of a naval station,
army experts were quoted llberully against
having It at Sublg- bay and naval authori
ties were put on record In favor of having
a station at that base. It was pointed out
that wherever tho navy went with Its sta
tion there the army would have to go with
lis roi titlcatlona.
ROCKEFELLER IS MISSING
I'roees Server Say He I Inable to
Locate Head of Standard Oil
NEW YORK, Feb. 14.-The Inquiry In the
case of the state of Missouri against the
Standard Oil company, which was resumed
this evening, was again adjourned until
tomorrow afternoon, after the following
two questions were asked of a process
server and answered as follows:
Have you niado any effort to serve John
"Have you succeeded?"
After the adjournment Mr. Wollmun
"Attorney General Hadley will be here
almost Immediately after the Missouri su
preme court has passed or the question
which Judge Gildersisev has found should
primarily be decided by that tribunal be
fore he will order tha witnesses hero to
answer a line of questions which Mr. Rog
ers refused to answer and then the ex
amination here will proceed steadily, and,
wc hope, without further Interruption."
BANKER COMMITS SUICIDE
William lleGroft of Moatlrell. 111.,
Hang HlniaeM Beeaa of
ST. I.OC1S. Feb. 14 A special to tha
Post-Dispatch from Montlcello. 111., says
that the dead Ixidy of William do Graft, an
aged director of the First National bank of
Mansfield, was found hanging in his house
at ManaAeld today, lie having committed
suicide. The reason assigned for the act
la that the grand Jury la on the eve of an
Investigation into the bank's affairs owlri j
to a charge that $70.04 has been em) its
sled. V, O. Fairbanks, president, and I 3d.
Fairbanks, another director of the bank,
are brothers of Vice President Fairbanks
l Hi Vnited States.
BALFOUR CROSSES THE BRIDGE
Former Premier Practically Kndor.ri
the Chamberlain Tariff H e
J I if
h. 15. Former Premier Bat
s' crossed the bridge which
aln held nt' for him. and
published late tonight he
. practically On Mr. Cham
Vra program. The fart
theral newspapers this
' surrender," "Ch.tui
V. whilst the Dally
' Vhalf of the union-
1st free ti '
"Journey to '
retention In I
V-s Mr. Hulfnur'a
tho price of ills
r .up of his party.
: ..io Journals express com-
plete satisfaction and
ance whatever to the
Mtarh no Import
tlons which the premier places on his nc
ceptance of the proposed duty
and a tax on manufactures. The Standard
. . ,
says that "The agreement between the
two foremost statesmen of the party Is
absolute all embracing."
Mr. Balfour and Mr, Chamberlain are
still In negntlntion with regard to reorgan
isation of the party machinery.
Mr. Balfour's conversion to Chamtterlain
ism Is likely to be unpalatable to a large
section of the unionist party, and the
Lansdnwne house meeting, which the duke
of Devonshire, Lord Hugh Cecil and other
free traders will attend. Is likely to be the
arena of some plain speaking on the sub
ject. ROJESTVENSKY'S BITTER TALK
Intimates thai Thieve Had Nome
thing; to Io' with .Defeat
ST. PETERSBCRa. Feb. 14. "Perhaps I
am guilty to some extent for our defeat
and perhaps my subordinates did not do j
all they might have done, but at all events j
we, who fought the battle were not thieves,"
said Admiral Rojestvensky, who addressed
the Imperial Technical society yesterday
evening on the causes of tho defeat of the
Russians at the battle of tho sea of Japan.
The Admiral m a flu n arinf. t fl n H f , n .
gardlng rascality In the construction or J
equipment of the ships, but he commented j
at length on the destructive effect of the
heavy Japanese shells, which when they j
only exploded In the water near tho Rus- j
slan vessels cracked their plates and
opened great leaks, while those which hit !
the Russian ships squarely were as de- j
structlve as mines.
A young lieutenant, during the discussion,
attempted to lay the blame on submarine
boats, but the admiral denied that sub
marine boats or mines were used during
MEMBERS ARE TAKING OATHS
Week Will Be Consumed In Inducting
Merabers of Parliament
LONDON, Feb. 14. Shortly after th re
assembling of the House of Commons at
noon today the election of James W". Low
thcr as speaker was confirmed by the royal
commission. , -
Tho speaker reminded the House tf Corrt
mona that the first thing to be done was to'
subscribe to the oath required by law, and,
standing upon the upper step of the chair,
he himself took the oath of allegiance to the
Sir Henry Cumpbell-Bannerman, the pre
mier, and the other cabinet ministers took
the same oath, and tho swearing of the
rank and file commenced and will be the
only business transacted by the house dur
ing the rest of the week. Members who
prefer to do so, on the ground of religious
belief, can make affirmation Instead of
taking the oath.
The Irish parliamentary party this after
. , - , . , i
noon declared against the members of the
party using tneir position to secure gov
using their position to secure gov- I
ernment appointments for their constituents
JUDGMENT FOR WORKMEN
Thread Makers er Loda Mast Pnv
for Tim Factory Was
WARSAW, Russian Poland. Feb. 14.-Con-siderable
comment has been caused by the
Judgment of the communal court at Wld
sewo, neur Lodz, ordering the Coatea thread
factory to pay the wages of 800 employes
during the ten weeks the works were closed, i pany. testified to the manner In which tha
The factory shut down November 30 and j agents of the government received informa
a shortage of coal was given as the reason Hon j the plant of the Cudahy company,
for doing so. Tho court in rendering Judg- Mr. Wilkinson was the last witness of the
inem uiu n was not iuck oi coal, DUl me
high prices of coal which Induced tho clos
ing of the works aud found that this was
not a good reason.
BETTER FEELING AT ALGECIRAS
Possibility of Brlaglaa Germany and
France Together I ovr
BERLIN. Feb. 14. The situation at
Algeclras has again changed. There is a
possibility of a way yet being found to
bring the German and French governments
into agreement, though the exact nature to other witnesses. In the cross-examlna-of
the suggestions which have been mada j tion of Major Gillette by Mr. Osborne for
by a mutual power are not made public. , the defense a sensation was created when
The delegates today examined at length the witness told of the difficulties he had
the proposed rforns In the custonia of j encountered in Savannah because of tha
MorOCCO and the plans for the Suppression ; rvrrcnttnn of rnntnln Ohorlln f -,.rlr
! of the contraband traffic of arms, and then
adjourned until Saturday. No word was
spoken during the session concerning the
main feature of the Franco-German con
troversy. Japan Financial Plan.
LONDON, Feb. 14.-The second edition of
the Londou Tlmea today published a dis-
patch from Toklo saying that the financial
program of the cabinet, which has passed
tho lower house, will undoubtedly be en-
domed by the upper hous. According to
th program the war debt, which will ag-
gregate $all.000.u00 In 1907, will be completely
paid off In 1&9. during wbich. interal there
will bo six operations of conversion. Tha
program shows that the, domestic, debts
now amounting to l7,an,U" will be en
tirely discharged In 1SHJ.'
LITTLE HOPE FOR M'CALL
Physirlaa of Life lasaraae Magaat
Saya He Caaaot Recover
UKEWOOD, N. J.. Feb. 14.-Although
John A. MeCall was resting comfortably
today. Dr. Char Us L. IJndley, bis physi
cian, said he has very little chance of re
covery. The physician aaid he did not,
however, think that Mr. McCall's recovery
la Impossible and that he anticipates ao
Immediate crisis in the disease. The na
ture of Mr. McCall's complaint was not
stated by I'r. IJndleys but It was said at
the residence to b a form of liver trouble.
CliDAHI ON THE STAND
Omaha Packer Testifies in Hearing in
Chicago Meat Gases.
EVIDENCE RELATES TO GARFIELD REPORT
lie Mates that Commissioner
t.lven Fall tnformatloa oi
All Point Asked
CHICAGO, Feb. 14 Representatives of
Swift and Company of this city and of
the Cudahy Packing company of Omaha
were on the stand in the packers' case to
day. When court adjourned for the day
the testimony for each had lieen finished,
miv for a tinMihiiit v ihnt Kdward Cudahy
. , . ,, , ,,
oi umann may oe recnuea iur a .
tlons In the morning. The testimony of
all the witnesses related to the manner
In which the government applied for In
formation rrgai ding the parking industry
and of how It wss furnished to it. It
did not differ In any way from what has
been said by previous witnesses In the
esse. It Is expected that tomorrow evi
dence regarding tho Investigation into the
plants of Armour & Co. will be taken.
Farts Might Reach Wrong Hands.
John M. Chaplin was on the stand
when the hearing In the packers' esse
was resumed today. He was examined
by Attorney Hlnes, for the packers,
In reference to a meeting of the board of
directors of Swift and Company, which was
held for the purpose of deciding what in
formation should be given out to the agents
of Commissioner Garfield.
The witness asserted that Mr.' Swift told
Mr. Durand, who represented the govern
ment at the plant of Swift and Company,
that he desired all Information to bo held
aecret, as tinder a change of administration
the figures relative to the business might
fall Into unwelcome hands.
Mr. Durand replied that Commissioner
Garfield would decide what Information
would be given out.
District Attorney Morrison on the cross
examination plied tho witness closely with
the questions regarding the manner In
which the Information was given out by
the packers, but did not produce anything
beyond what had been detailed In the di
Charles M. Swift, next on the stand,
said that Commissioner Garfield had de
clared that all the evidence secured by him
I would be held confidential.
I Mr. Swift was excused without cross-
examination and William J. Russell, man
ager of the wholesale market of Swift and
Company, was called. He told of meeting
T. A. Carroll, special agent under Com
missioner Garfield. He was not cross
examined. Lawrence A. Carton, treasurer of 8wlft
and Company, told of furnishing Informa
tion to the agents of the government from
the books of the company.
Mr. Cudahy Called.
Mr. Carton was then excused and waa
followed on the stand by Kdward Cudahy
of Omaha, vice president and general man
ager of the Cudahy Packing company. He
said that Special Agent Robertson came
to lils office and presented a letter, of in
troduction front Commissioner Garfield. He
asked for the books and papers of the
firm and was offered accesa to them.
"Did he get . all the information he
"Wo gave him all that he asked for."
"Did he get all the Information he de
sired regarding by-products?"
"He got all that we had."
Mr. Cudahy waa excused without cross
examination and John Forbes, office man
ager and assistant treasurer of the Cud-
ahy company was called to the stand. He
testified to much the same facts as Mr.
j Cudahy, but In amplified form. Mr. Forbes
rinini iimi Mill 111 mc niaj u ourtmi
7 . .
I and said that he had been requested by a
congressman, whose name ' was given by
Robertson as Jones, to follow up a certain
lot of cattle tha,t had been purchased by
the Cudahy Packing company. The In
ference, Mr. Forbes said, wus that the
cattle, being an especially fine lot, had been
divided among the packers, thus proving
the working of a combination. The cattle
were traced and were found to have been
handled and sold by the Cudahy Packing
company, and no other concern had any
thing to do with them.
Andrew W. Anderson and IT. F. Wilkin
son, employes or the cuuuhy Packing com
A.,,. iuiimnv u ;, ), iu
testimony was the last that
will be Introduced from the Cudahy com
puny". unless Mr. Cudahy shall be recalled
In the morning for a short examination.
MAJOR GILLETTE OSTRACIZED
Startling; Testluioay la the Greene
and tiaynor Coasplraey Case
SAVANNAH. Ga., Feb. H.-Major Casslus
E. Gillette'a testimony was concluded today
and the Greene and Gaynor trial moved on
iie nd hi, family, he intimated, had been
received coldly and there was a practical
ostracism front that society in which Carter
had long been a favorite.
He quoted a conversation he had had
wltH Mr. Osborne, the attorney cross-ex-
"'"'"'"g him. in which the latter had told
hlm ,hat ,h animosity had developed
Kalnst him because of his attitude towards
i Carter, which for "brazen effrontery waa
i without parallel In the history of crime."
! Mr. Osborne, endeavored to shake the
! witness In his memory of this statement,
: but Major Gillette adhered to it. declaring
1 that he had repeated It many times sine
' and that it was an observation so striking
, that it would not have slipped his memory.
COLLISION ON NORTHWESTERN
Three Trainmen Killed aad Foar
lajared la Smaah .ear Jaaea
JANESVILLE. Wis, Feb. 14.-Three
trainmen were killed, four injured, one fa
tally and six passengers hurt, none seri
ously. In a head-on collision, two miles
south of Janesvllle, tonight between the
De Kalb passenger train and a special
freight on the Northwestern Railway. The
THOMAS LAFFKHTY. engineer.
JU8KHH M AH KK, fireman.
Conductor It. A. Peck oX th freight It
CHEAPER .GAS- FOR CHICAGO
Ordinance f'lnrlna Rate at F.lgtaty
Five Cent :J Passed Over
. j :
CHICAGO. Feb. 14. Tho city council at
a special meeting held today look action
on three Important propositions affecting
the city. An ordliance fixing the pric
to be paid for gay byNconilirtmrs at SB cents
Ipstend of 90 cents ami ll. as herctotore. .
was passed over th Veto of Mayor Diiiiiu
by a vote of 5 to 10; an ordinance placing
the saloon license .t W0 Instead of Jni.
the old figure, waa adopted by a vote of
.V to 32, but Mayor Dunne ruled that tho
measure had failed of. passage because it
did not receive 3 votes, the constitutional
majority. Thf $1,000 license ordlnanae was
then re-Introduced, but It was referred to
the license committee ti be presented again
at the next meeting .f the council on
February 26, and It waa also ordered that
the question of votlr.g 75,O"O.O0O for the
purchs.se of the street railways of the
city be submitted to the voters of the
city at the next election.
The importance of -the impending mea
sures and the excitement which has at
tended their agitation drew an enormous
crowd to the city hall late in the day.
Special guards of policemen were stationed
around tha building and all the doors were
guarded In order to' prevent a dangerous
Jam Inside the building, but derl'e theso
precautions the, council chamber and hall
way outside were purked to sufforatlon.
The excitement was fsuch that at times
the police were compelled to remove dis
orderly people froni tte halls, and one ar
rest was made. .1 .
The first natter to e taken up was the
gas ordinance, which' It was well under
stood would be vetoed by Mayor Dunne.
The mayor bused his veto on the declara
tion that he considered the So cent rato
too high and 75 cents the. proper figure.
He asked that the gas companies be com
pelled to furnish free of cost to the city
such gas as It needs for stid lighting
purposes. The mayor also asked that time
be taken by the council, to investigate the
operation of the gas companies to deter
mine why they cannot furnish gas at 75
cents and make n reasonable profit.
The consideration of referring the ques
tion of purchasing the street railways to
the people at the next election was next
taken up. It was settled without debate
and on a single vote. The ordinance pro
vides that there shall he printed on the
ballots at the next election the question
of whether or not the city whall Issue certi
ficates to the amount of r5.iM0.0D0 for the
purchase of the railways which are then
to be operated by the municipal authorities.
Nothing will be determined by the vote,
except the opinion of the majority of the
voters of tht city regarding municipal
The question of saloon licenses was pro
ductive of the greatest amount of feeling.
The numerous crimes that have been perpe
trated against women in. this city of late
have aroused much feeling and it was
believed by many peifjile that the raising
of the saloon license
would wipe out many
from $500 to $1,000
if the small saloons
In the disreputable Fictions of the city,
which have been harboring places for
The saloon men havfl b"flfn ranged solidly
agalnat-tha- nroposlUfiri .d .tnv-ftghtaa
been Intensely bitter. - Tho council cum
mlttee presented a majority report favor
ing a license fee of $1,000 and a minority
report placing it at $. The latter was
adopted by a vote of 35 to 32. The ra
suit was greeted with great cheering by
those who favored the smaller llceusa fee
and the police hud considerable difficulty
In restoring order. Aldermen who voted
for tho larger license fee declared that
they would have the matter up before the
council at some later time.
CORN SPECIAL DRAWS CROWD
Vnlon Puelfle - Trala Haa Bright
Weather In It Tour
FAIRFIELD, Neb., Feb. 14. (Special
Telegram.) The Union Pacific crop and soil
train which left Lincoln Tuesday, Februury
IS. for a thre-day tour over ita Nebraska
lines, touching corn improvement and soil
fertility, has met with the most encourag
ing result In attendance of farmers, not
withstanding the Inclement weather that
hus spread over Nebraska for the past
thirty-six hours. Stops for lectures were
made the two first days out at Valparaiso,
Weston, Valley, North Rend, Schuyler,
Columbus. Silver Creek, Central City,
North Platte, Gothenburg, Lexington,
Kearney, Gibbon, Fairfield, Davenport and
Alexandria. The evidences of apprecia
tion of this educational enterprise on the
part of the railroad and the Nebraska
State university is apparent from the thou
sands of Interested persons who are turn
Ing out to hear these lectures. The train
is finely and comfortably equipped' with
three auditorium cars for the lectures, two
diners and sleepers for tho accommodation
of the officers, lecturers, guests, newspaper
representatives, etc. The university lec
turers and professors are represented by
Prof. T. L. Lyon. Lawrence liruner, A. L.
Parker, E. O. Montgomery, George E.
Condra, C. V.' Pugslcy and W, W. Hurr:
railroad officers, Alfred Dai low, advertis
ing agent of the I'nlon Pacific, in charge of
the party: J. Lowe, traveling freight agent;
Ia Bendorff, traveling passenger agent;
G. L. McDonaugh, colonization agent; E.
B. Slosson, general agent, Lincoln; F. Shel
ton.' land agent; W. It. Cahill, assistant
superintendent Nebraska division. News
paper representatives. II. W. Swann. Asso
ciated Press; G. W. Hervey, Twentieth Cen
tury Farmer; A. C. Shunnel, O. J. Farmer,
W. K Loch, Lincoln Journal; 'Edgar How
ard, Columbus Telegram. Among those
Joining tho train mi route wer C. L. Saund
ers, Omaha; C. J. Maul, Raymond: Dr. V.
11. Coffman, Omaha.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb... Feb. 14. -With
the return of bright weather the attend
ance at the lectures given on tha seed
and soli special of the Unlou Pacific ha-e
Increased. The first lectures of the day
were given here at an early hour to
KEARNEY. Neb., Feb. 14. tSpeclal Tele
gram.) Although the roads wer in rather
bad condition from the recent snow, scores
of farmers crowded the depot platform
while n large number of student from
the upper grades of the city schools, the
Stat Normal and Kearney Military acad
emy were present to meet tho t'nion Pa
cific's educational train which arrived in
this city this afternoon. Prof. Burr lec
tured in one car on the selection of seed
corn and Prof. Montgomery in another cur
on soil management, while Prof. Lyons ad
dressed the students in the depot, none
of whom had been able to gain admission
to the car.
Representative Seo Record.
ANNAPOLIS. Md.. Feb. 14.-The memlMjis
of the congressional Investigating commu
te spent today rhtefly in perusing the rec
ords of the court-martials which have tried
midshipmen for haalng and that of the
board of investigation which developed the
date on which the rhaigea wer faced.
Ther was no session at th tiaal academy.
POLLARD EXPLAINS BILLS
Conmlta President Regarding Measure to
TAFT ALSO LENDS EAR TO TWO OTHERS
One I for Appointment and Retire
ment of Volonteer Officers aad
Other Klvlna; Nebraska Mllltla
men Pensionable Stata.
tFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.-(8peclal Trle-gram.)--Representative
Pollard saw the
president this .morning regardlnglhe bill
recently introduced by him "to requlro all
corporations engaged In commerce with the
several states, with tho territories and
with foreign nations to secure a license
from the general government and to Im
post a license fee for same." The president
was much Interested In the matter, nc- ,
cording to Mr. Pollard, and said that once j
the railroad rate matter was settled he :
would be pleased to consider the sugges
tions contained In the bill.
Taft Consider Army Bills
Secretary of War Taft was at the capitol I erty became secretary of the school hoard,
today to attend a meeting of the house ! s well as superintendent, and calls for the
committee on appropriations, and when he Immediate prosecution by all means neces
hsd concluded his statements before that ! ssry to collect from the estate of Dough-
commltfe Representative Pollard gained j
his consent to listen to an explanation of
the purpose of a couple of bills which
he had introduced. Theso two bills bear
tfcles, respectively. "To require the presi
dent of the ITnited States to appoint cer
tain persons in the regular army and place
them on the retired list," and "To give
tho true military status to the Nebraska
territorial militia." The first named bill
directs that the president be authorised to
appoint In the regular army and place on
the retired list the following persons, who
served In the volunteer armies of the
Cnlted States in the war of the rebellion.
In the war with Spain, and In the Philip
pine Insurrection, or for the same time
In Cuba or Porto Rico, to the following
ranks: Robert W. Leonard, colonel; James
K. Shallenberger, John R. Prime, William
J. White, Morris C. Hutchins, James H.
Hysell, Samuel o. L. Potter, Charles S.
Rurns, John G. Davis, and James O. San
ders, majors; Reuben A. Whipple, Holman
G. Purlngton, Frank N. Newberry, John
P. Grinstesd, Jacob H. Culver. Henry A.
Reed, David F. Allen, Richard J. Plan
ning, Ellas H. Parsons, Thomas Downs,
Eben B. Fenton, Harlow L. Street nnd
.., u. '.!.. i. rinre. 1
DlliP iUUlllfiniu, injiinuin, -"- " ' p
first lieutenant, the same being their high-
est respective rank In tneir service, and
kl n, hn nrt could not be an-
who have not been and could not be ap
pointed to such ranks under the law for
the reorgnnlxatlon of the army, passed on
the 2d of February. 190L
Militiamen Desire Recognition.
The second bill which Representative
Pollard discussed with the secretary of
war Js one Intended to give a legal status
to the survivors of the First Nebraska
Volunteer militia, consisting of companies
A, B, C, and D and a battery of artillery
which was d;i!y enrolled In August, IStU,
and served to defend the Nebraska, Col
orado and Kansas frontier against hostile
Intftan.-4- iWuognl'toa-- sous-it ,;Jy . the
survivors of these Nebraska state militia
companies so that they may draw pen
sions. Springfield Postmaster Realarn.
Horace T. Hoyt, postmnster at Spring
field, Neb., lias resigned. With his resig
nation came a recommendation for the ap
pointment of Frank Conte, the deputy post
master. Both tho resignation and recom
mendation were transmitted to the Post
office department by Congressman Kennedy
today. Mr. Kennedy stated that he would
not Interpose any objection to Mr. Conte,
having learned from the Postofflco depart
ment that his record was excellent.
Hearing; on Land Case RUI.
Mr. Lacey of lo'a said tonight that hear
ings on the land leasing bills would In all
probability be commenced on Friday before
the committee on public lands. C. H. Cor
nell of Valentine nnd former Senator Rey
nolds will appear before the committee as
representatives of the Nebraska Cattle
Growers' association in behalf of tho Lacey
bill. The Nebraska delegation is not com
mitted to any measure looking to the leas
ing of public lands.
Action on Land Bill,
The senate committee on public lands
today authorized a favorable report on New York iJfe insurance company were
Representative Burke s bill, which passed , submitted to the trustees of that company
the house February . authorizing the ! t0(1ay by the special Investigating corn
secretary of the interior to lease land In mittee, headed by Thomas P. Fowler. It
Burnley county. South Dakota, for buffalo 8 recommended that the money be recov
pasture. 1 ered from such officers and trustees as
A bill which passed the house February 2. j counsel shall decide arc liable therefor.
extending tlie pumic iauu nm 10 certain
lands in Wyoming, was favorably reported
by tho senalo committee on public lands
today. The bill provides that the public
land laws he extended to lands embraced
within a territory ten miles square ceded
to the I'nlted States by the Shoshone and
Arapahoe Indians by agreement ratified
June 7. 18W7.
. Personal Mention.
Former Senator Pettigrew of South Da
kola arrived In Washington today.
Senator Burkelt returned to Washington
today from Blnghamton, N. Y., where h
addressed the opening meeting of the Win
ter Chautauqua association on Monday
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska
Howellu, route 3. Joseph S. Snldelar carrier,
Joseph F. Herout substitute. Iowa dem
ons, route 1, Freeman 8. Perry carrier, Carl
Perry substitute; Ciutier. route 2. Bedrlch
Knmenuk carrier, John Wisely substitute;
Coin, route 1. Charles L. Hatch carrier,
Grace Hatch substitute; Movllle, route i
Bruce H. Crowcll carrier, Oma Crowe II sub
stitute; New Market, nule 1, Billy S. Noble
carrier, Frank L. Noble substitute; Sallx,
route 1. Lafayette Gallund carrier. Russell
V 1 Inbunilbi Hilt,.! ll lite! Hhl,1fin r.kiitu
.-. . , iiucaLiiju oi fjurnuinec imes Hgainsi I narie
Halsted 8. 8mad carrier, Floyd R. Smead ' L. Blunton, an employe of the Treasury
substitute; State Center, route 1, Grant Ser- department, and the case was dismissed.
geant carrier, Edward S. Fish substitute, j The trial has lasted a week and many wit
South Dakota Platte, routo S, Charles H j nerses from Missouri and Arkansas testl-
Hay carrier, riaran J. nay substitute.
Harry R. Crawford has been appointed
postmaster at Buda. Buffalo county, Ne
; braska, vice J. C. Goodell, resigned.
The Citizens' National bank of Cheyenne,
Wyo., has been authorized to begin business
with tlOO.OGu capital. T. B. Hold is prsl
dent and E. W. Stone cashier.
UNION PACIFIC DIVIDEND
larrraa of One-Half of One Per tent
Over Last senil-tauaal
NEW YORK. Feb. 14. The directors of
the I'nlon Pacific Railroad company today
declared a semi-annual dividend of I per
cent on the company's common stock. This
ia an increase of one-half of 1 per cent as
compared with the last semi-annual
declaration. Th regular semi-annual divi
dend of t per cant waa declsred oh th
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair aad Warmer Thursday aad
Temperatare at Omaha Testerda(
llnnr. Ilea. Ilonr. near.
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Indicate helow sera.
RELEASES PEORIA OFFICIALS
School Hoard Will ot tt tempt to
Recover lonahert) Shortage
PKOR1A. III.. Feb. 14. After an exceed
ingly stormy session the school Inspectors
of Peoria tnulrbt ndoptcd a resolution, the
caltiNes nt which release fnmi liability for
,,. BnortHKP caused bv the forgery and
embezzlement of N. C. Dougherty all the
treasurers and the bondsmen for the last
eighteen years, tho I'ccnla National bank
and all other banks which have handled
school funds in eighteen years since Dongh-
"ty Insofar as that estate goes. The sup
porters of the resolution bnsed their argu
ment upon sympathy for the widows and
orphans who would suffer from the prosecu
tion of the bank, and for the bondsmen who
would be ruined by the pressing of suits,
The flnnl report of the Everett Audit com
pany, presented tonight, shows a probable
shortage of $i;iV.10. The Dougherty estate
Is estimated to bo worth from $150,000 to
$.W,(Xi, and by the netlc.n of the board to
night the power of recovery is limited to
NEW SMELTER ON THE COAST
Guggenheim nnd Rockefeller Will
Abandon Plnnt Which lla
Resulted In Law Suit.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14. The Guggen
heim and Rockefellers, thtough their re
cently formed American Smeliers Securi
ties company, have decided to build a
$.1,nOO.nno smelter at a point a mile back
from Port Costa, and ground will be brokon
lor the big establishment early next sum-
"- 1 " .-.u, ,.. . .r
shore, a few miles beyond West Berkely,
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will bo abandoned when the new smelter
" completed. Fumes from the Selby plant
huv bepn for yr Pining the sur-
minding vegetation, an'! fnrmers have
sutH for damages pending against that
plant on that account. It Is said the new
plant will have a location that will not give
rise to such damage suits In the future.
It Is said by some of tho interested oeo
ple that the building of a big smelter close
by this city will undoubtedly be followed
by the establishment of copper manufac
turing plants in Sail Francisco, and the
piedictlon Is made thut within a couple of
years copper, wire and other copper pro
ducts will be manufactured here.
JUNIORS "WIKv CLASSY FIGHT
Rlood Flows Freely In Scrap In Ned-
leal Department of Wash
Invton I nl versify.
ST. LOUIS. Feb. 14. Sophomores and
Juniors of the medical school of Washing
ton university engaged In a fiercely con.
tested class fight today, during which a
student named Davis was knocked uncon
scious, a lecture room door was demolished
and Prof. Warren's laboratory was in
vaded and considerable apparatus ruined.
Shirts, coats and collars were torn off nnd
blood flowed freely for almost an hour.
The Juniors were finally declared the vic
tors. No arresta were made.
SUITS FOR RESTITUTION
Committee Will Proceed Against Men
Who Mnde Political Contrlbn
tlons from lnnuranc Fund.
NEW TORK. Feb. 14. Recommendations
that leaal proceedings bo Instituted to ro-
covrr campaign contributions made by the
JACK THE STABBER IS SANE
Alienist Find Jame Brady. Who
Attacked St. Loul Money,
ST.' LOUIS, Feb. 14-VThe alienists who
examined Into the mental condition of
James Brady, the young man who con
fessed that he stabbed women In the public
streets, today leported that Brady shows
no evidence of Insonltv. When Brady was
Informed of the report he said:
"I knew that they would find me sane.
They could not do anything elso, because
I am as sane as an) one."
BLANTON ISN0J CONVICTED
Demurrer to Evidence Save Kraplo)
of Treasury Department In
JOPLIN. Mo., Feb. 14.-Judge Henry T.
Reed toduy granted a demurrer to tho evi
dence Which was presented bv the dentin
in the cane of alleged
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CUMMINS DECLINES TO SERVE
Iowa. Governor Mill ol Re on Cum
mittee to Vole La son lnur.
DErt MOINES, la.. 'Feb. li.-Oovei nor A.
B. Cummins yesterday wrote to Thnuius
W. Uwnun of Boston notifying hlm that
he could not serve on the commission sug
gested by Mr. I-awson to vote proxies held
by him In the New York Life and Mutual
Life companies and to do other things to
make such action effective.
Movrmeat of Oeraa Vessel Feb. 14.
At New York Arrived: Ma if site, from
IJverool: Ethiopia, from Glasgow.
At oueeiiBtown Arrived: Kitnnlu lea,,,
Boston; Teutonic, lroi.i New York; Merlon,
; from Philadelphia.
. At London - Arrived: Anglican, from Bos
CROWE NOT OX STAND
Defendant Doet Nat Testify in II is Trial '
for Alleged Bobbery.
EVIDENCE IS IN AND ARGUMENT BEGUN
Letter in Which Priioner Oonfenei Kid
naping of Young Cudahy Introduced.
TAKES ALL THE BLAME OF CRIME ON SELF
Contain! Statement Crowe Offered Twenty
One Thousand tack for Leniency.
EXPECTED JURY WILL GET CASE TONIGHT
County Attorney Hoe t Put on
stand .rwanrr Men Who Had
Interview with Famous
Much to the disappointment of a curious
crowd I'at Crowe, charged with the rob
bery of Edward A. Cudnhy In the sum of
128.009, did not take the witness stand In
his own behalf Wednesday. After the
court permitted the Introduction as evi
dence of tin. letter Crowe wrote Fathor
Murphy, confessing the abduction of young
Cudahy and pleading for mercy. th state
rested and the defense called as witnesses
Mrs. Schneiderwiiid, Frank Glynn and two
others. And at 3 p. in. the defense rested.
Arguments for the state began, after the
attorneys had argued with the court
little while na to matters of law In the
Instruction of the Jury. It Is believed the
entire day will be consumed In argument
and tho case go to the Jury tonight.
At the bcginnliiK ;he hearing of the
case Wednesday morning Judge Sutton an
nounced that he would admit aa evi
dence tiie letter Crowe la alleged to hav
written to Rev. Fnther Murphy of Vail,
la.. In which he admits being guilty of
the Cudahy kidnaping and In which h
asks the priest to Intercede with Mr. Cud
ahy for mercy. The defense made a strenu
ous fight to prevent the introduction of
the communication, but Judge Sutton de
cided with County Attorney Slabuugh that
It was admissible.
For some reason or other County Attor
ney Rlahaiigh would not put on the witness
stand Frank P. Gallagher or Harry Wilkin
son, the reporters who hnd tho confession
Interviews with Clowe, Gallagher befor
Crowe's arrest and Wilkinson on the train
enroute from Butte. Mr. Gallagher had
been subpoenaed and came up from Lin
coln Tuesday, expecting to testify. Wilkin
son, it transpired, was "called out" of the
city Just about the time the trial began,
but he bobbed up Wednesday nnd was In
the court room. Slabaugh pronounced th
testimony of the reporters unnecessary.
Letter of Confession.'
This is a copy of u ; letter to Father
OMAHA. April 22. 1904.-Rev. Father
Murphy, Vail, la. Deur Friend: I wrotuj
you a letter from Chicago a few months
ago and your answer was very encourag
ing to me, as 1 have for aeveml year-,
thought of refuvmlnfw and" aiarting lit
1 suppose you know that I am married. -My
wti'o Jives here In Omaha, and while
we have been parted for about fourteen
years, yet we are not divorced. In fact,
we have never had any quarrels or any
cause other than my own lack of control,
which has Justified the assaults on my
In your letter you said that you did not
believe half of what was -written of me.
Well, that Is the truth.
I have been accused of hundreds of
crimes which I never committed, and I
served one term of three years In atatn
prison for train robbery that I knew noth
ing annul, and to add Injustice to the ease
the railroad attorney told me he knew I
wus innocent, stating that ho was com
pelled to make a showing for his compuny.
For the last fifteen years my suffering
hus been Intense. My children are dead
and my wife Is a servant for ethers. I ant
an outcast and a disgrace to the mother
that gave me birth; and. to add to my suf
fering, I have wronged a man that has
been a friend to me.
1 am guilty of tho Cudahy afTalr. I ant
to blame for the wholo crime. After it
was over 1 regretted my act and offered
to return JJI.kki to Mr. Cudahy, but he re
fused to take it, and then I went to South
Africa, where I Joined the rebel army and
was badly wounded, being shot twice; then
I returned to America and hav-j repeatedly
tried to make peace with the man I
wronged. Now, I am going to give myself
up and take whatever comes, and If Mr.
Cudahy would show mo mercy I would
come out all rlurtit and could start lite
l uduliy Is a remarkably good man and I
have known hlm for years and must say
that he Is generous and forgiving and It
would be hard to find a better man. But
he feels he owes It as his duty to the pub
lic to prosecute me.
I I could maim trial and neat the case,
j hut that would not relieve me of the bur-
den that is crushing out the last ray oi
, happiness in my wasted life. I would
rainer pieuti guiuy anil iry lo nave Ule
sentence suspended, giving me a chance to
etjrt life anew.
There are u large number of people who
think the crime was never committed and
that it was simply an advertisement, and
there have been many fulse stories told aa
to young Cudahy' whereabouts on the
night of his abduction. My pleading guilty
would harm no one but 4nyself, and if I
could Induce Mr. Cudahy to show me mercy
It would stimulate the harsh Judgment
that Is practiced In courts, with h feeling
of mercy that God intended should Is
shown to bl.ineis.
I wish you would write to Mr. Cudahv
and Mrs. Cudahy and pray for morcy, for
as they do so, will those that coma after
them tell them of the inurartcr of my
father and mother, and I feel sure that
Mr. Cudahy knows It Is an old and well
estubllshed fact, having long since been
proven so by scientific research, that Is, If
the parents are honest their offspring,
though they may wander Into sin, will
eventually abandon evil and return to good.
Remember this: And Mr. Cudahy knows,
as do hundreds of other in this' city, that
I fd the hungry and 1 myself was oi,r.
and that I showed mercy to the rich and
mighty when they were In my power, and
that if I cared to surround myself with
slolen gold I could have ten millions Insld
f thirty days. Hut I have found no hap
piness In evil and am going to return to
the teaching of my childhood. If I must
suffei 1 will not repine.
Please forward this letter to Hev. Father
I.inul'iui. from whom I received my
first communion. He burled my mother
and you burled my father, and I wish to
prepare myself for the day that I sur to
come when I must return to theiu.
Writ to Mr. and Mrs. Cudahy and ask
rem to show nie some mercy.
This Is all. and I will say goodby.
Please aitcnd to this as soon as possible.
The Cudahys are good Catholic and th
letters that you or Father Llnahan wrltu
to thf in will never be known bv the public.
P. 8. -Mr. Cudahy s address is Edward
A. Cuda'-y. Omaha. Neb.
Mr, nrhnrlderwlnd Called.
The defense immediately called Mrs.
James Pchmiderwlnd, who rented tho
drover street cottage. After she had tes
tified three nun who had overheard a
conversation In which Prank Glynn, on
of the witnesses for the state, took part,
were tailed, their evidence being Intended
to Impeach the testimony of Glynn. Glynn
is the witness who Identified Crowe as the
matt who went to his father's livery barn
the morning utter tlni kidnaping and called
up Mr. Cudnhy by telephone.
This was all the evidence introduced by
the defense, at the morning session and It
occupied less thai; an Honrs tlms. At 11:A
the J try was excuse) w hlls m attorneys
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