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MINERS WILL STRIKE
Preident Mitchell Says He Sees No Way of
Avoiding; Suspension. !
DECLINES TO MAKE DETAILED STATEMENT
Sajs He Will Not Meet Bituminous Oper
ators While in Pituburc
WILL NOT CALL NATIONAL CONVENTION
ZzecBtire Board Will Meet Before Aoril 1,
' but Act is Not Unuual.
LOLAN'S OFFICE DECLARED VACANT
A'ter Consultation with Loral Cnm
inltttt Mr. Mitchell Orders tiff
lion of Xev District
PITTSBURG, Feb. il.-"As far J
know now there will ba a strike."
President Mitchell of the United Mine
Worker of America, who arrived here
today from New York, mnde the above
Matemenl to Ilia Associated Press at noon
today at the Hotel lenr.
"I am not here to have any conferences
with the bituminous operator. My vlalt
to Pittsburg I to Investigate the trouble
existing among the officers and delegates
of the Pittsburg district organisation. I
will announce myself later In the day re
garding the Pittsburg situation."
"Will it ba necessary to reconvene the
national convention before a settlement
can be made between the miners and coal
operators under the Ryan resolution
adopted at the national convention at In
dianapolis?"' President Mitchell was asked.
"The national president Interprets the
laws of the miners' union." he replied.
"Toil mean, then, that you can effect a
eettlement In any district?"
"Ask Secretary Wilson." said Mr. Mitch
ell. Wilson Xot Talk In sr.
"And tne secretary not dfseusstng the
question at this time," Secretary Wilson
"Will there he a strike on April 1?"
President Mitchell was asked.
"As far as I know now." answered Presi
dent Mitchell, with considerable hesitancy,
"there will be a strike."
"In both the bituminous snd anthracite
fields?" he w-as asked.
"I will positively say nothing more.".
"Notwithstanding tho denials from you
and F. I Kohblns, leader of tho bitu
minous operators, reports are still per
sistent that you will hold a conference
with Robblns." Mr. Mitchell was told.
"There Is nothing; In the reports," he re
plied. "Helm In Pittsburg, of course, I
will see Mr. Robblns, probably some time
today."' ' ,
President Mitchell held a conference with
the special commit lee representing the
delegates of the Pittsburg miners this
morning. Ho said at the noon adjourn
ment that he would ronfnr with the at
torneys of the delegates, after which he
would likely le In n position to make a
"Mr.. IkK'-hVT-se.ta lrt-"lww with the
rprt , u rmt here yesterday that a con
ference with th bituminous coal operators
would Le bold ituluy. that he had made no
arrangement to meet the coal operators
"Mow W llio New York conference pro
gressing." Affairs ore get t log along smoothly."
"Do you think. Mr. Mitchell, it will ba
neeessp.ry to reconvene the national con
vention?" ' The nutloniil convention will not reas
semble." said he emphatically.
"Has the executive board lcen called
together for a meeting?"
"Yes. the executive board will meet some
time .before April 1. The meeting Is es
sential and must be held, but there la no
unusual significance attached to the meet
ing." replied Mr. Mitchell.
nolan o Longer President.
l-ater In the day when he had concluded
his conferences. President Mitchell gave
out a statement In which he said:
The miners convention of District No. S.
having removed the president, vice presi
dent, secretory-treasurer and executive
board, the national organisation recognises
their right to do so. Mr. Dolan Is no long
er president of District 6 of tho fulled
Mine Workers of America.
Pending the results of the elections, I
have appointed a committee of three to
take charge of the work In this district.
The appointees are Thomas Haggerty, na
tional board member from District !; Wll
I Ham Little, nationul lioard member from
District (I and Jos. Sharp, national board
member from DIM r let 13.
President Dolun, on being Informed of
the move made by Mitchell stated that
he mould still continue to do business as
the legally elected head of the district.
President Mitchell left this city at 10:15
tonight. Before boarding the train he
A strike in the bituminous Melds is in
evitable. Francis Robblns, chairman of the execu
. tive board of the Pittsburg Coal Company,
left on the same train.
FATAL WRECK. IN CALIFORNIA
Two Men Killed ana Fair lujared
In mashup Near
REDDING. Cal.. Feb. :i. -Southbound
xntesa train No. IS on th Southern Pa-
'rig was partially dualled l a landslide
near Delta lust night. Two persons were
killed und a few injured, th iugli others
hag narrow escapes
At first k large number of fatalities were
reported, but later account have reduced
the number of victim to tho following -
DENNIS FREE!., of bunlsi.iir.
JAM KH T. HEtSKR. a printer, of Spo
Engineer C. E. Wick-.
Fireman James Pefer.
Milkmen Richard Miller.
Mall clerk, name unknown.
LAND FRAUD IN SOUTH DAKOTA
He Minnesota Men Charged with
Making Fraadalent Entries In
MAXKATO. Mum.. Feb. 21. James Mee-
hail. Abrain Catlln. John Hilu. ngoi ff. P.
H. Stiles and Henry Groth. of Triumph,
Martin county, were brought to the citv a monopoly of the nuuiufactuie of cigi
this afternoon and arraigned before I'nited rettea, obliging all manufacturers to Join
Stales Court Commissioner Fberhsrt on a trust. In which PresiJent Cjutro and
lor cliargo of having made false affidavits
tu the final proof in homestead entries
made by them in the Chamberlain. 8. 1),
laud district. They were Indicted by the
'dsial (nsnd Jury at Sioux Falls. 8. D.
Kaon defendant gave u bond for tl.OOO for
hU appearance at the term of the federal
court ahlch convenes April i. al Sioux
MAY BE SENT TO THE HAGUE
Mar or ran Affair Mill Probably nt Be
vKrb. VI. An Impoitant Span
Jr v is authority for the state
, question Is now mooted of
-Hague arbitrary tribunal
flit of the Moroccan con
,i the apparent Inability
Algeciras to secure an
Sepers any that while
of the di
accord. T .
war la not
e In a state of con-
PARI8. Feb.' -i. The Foreign office con
siders that the Franco-German situation
Is stationary and docs not expect notable
developments until the proposed Moroccan
reforms arc discussed In open conference.
RERUN, Feb. 21. The Colonge Gazette
today expresses the opinion that a possi
ble solution of the Moroccan police ques
tion lies In the appointment of French
and Spanish officers over a native force,
the officers themselves to be under an
Inspector to ?ome neutrsl power but in
the Moroccan service. This newspaper's
relations with the foreigners give this
suggestion significance, as probably reflect
ing the final effect of Germany to satisfy
The Oasette also stt.vs an aciecnient be
tween France and Germany had been sub
sequently secured on the bank question,
but the French representatives suddenly
assumed an Irreconcilable position . under
strong pressure from outside sources.
SECRET CONSISTORY AT ROME
Popr llnstena Allocation to Set at
Rest Homers ns to Ilia
ROM K. Feb. 21 The pope held a secret
consistory todny, chiefly to create nineteen
French bishops In tho dioceses vacant
through the Franco-Vatican struggle. He
also preconixed the Right Rev. W O'Con
tiell, coadjutor to the archbishop of Ron
ton, as archbishop of Constance, and the
Right Rev. A. 8. Bernard as bishop of St.
Hyacinth, Can. The whole ceremony was
In line with the Vatican's attitude toward
France. Tho pontiff' delivered an allocu
tion, summarising the' ideas set forth la
bis recent cn-yelieal. showing that neces
sity hastened its . appearance, as "certain
publications mny have deceived the faith
ful regarding the real Intentions and feel
ings of the Holy See," evidently alluding
to the pastoral letter of Monslgnore Rnno
melll. archbishop of Verona, who advo
cated the principle of the separation of
church and state.
The pope was much affected while de
livering his allocution. He said he was
compelled to accomplish a painful duty of
his office and summarised his recent en
cyclical, saying that the law providing for
the separation of church and state In
France was contrary to divine right and
contrary to th welfare of society, which
must live In peace with religion.
He expressed the hope that better tlmea
OFFICERS ARE TO BE PUNISHED
Raeslaas Who surrendered ts Japa
nese Mast Fare Trial at
' ' -- - St. Petersburg, .
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. a.-Vnprece-d
on ted regulations to purg the army of
officers accused ot cowardice and surren
dering during the war for no reasonable
cause were announced today by the mill
tary organ, the Russky Invalid. Captive
officers returning from Japan will, unless
they were wounded when captured, . be
tried before courts of honor ar,d unless
reinstated by tho unanimous decision of
their fellow officers wlU be dismissed In
"Contusions." a frequent excuse for sur
rendering, will not be accepted. The
higher officials who were rr sponsible for
the surrender of their organisations must
secure a vindication from a court of honor
and the mlnlnter of war. Such cases will
be submitted to the emperor Individually.
The troops which composed the garrison
at Port Arthur are exempt from these pro
visions, the responsibility for the surrender
of that fortress falling upon General
DAKOTA DIVORCE" IS VALID
British High Court of Jnstlre Passes
on fas of Two
LONDON. Feb. 21.-The validity of a
Dakota divorce In England waa today
affirmed by Sir John Gorrell Barnes, judge
of the divorce court division of the high
court of Justice.
The question was raised In the case of
Mrs. Armytagc, who petitioned the court
to declare her marriage to Edward Army
tage valid. She formerly was tho wife ot
Charles Gtlllg. an American living in Lon
don and North Dakota and South Dakota,
where she obtained a divorce on the
ground of desertion and subsequently mar
ried Mr. Armytage. Mr. dillig also re
married, but last year began proceedings
to nullify his marriage on the giound that
the divorce which his first wife obtained
In South Dakota waa not binding upon
him and that consequently his second mar
riage was invalid.
Justice Barnes has now decided against
Mr. GlUni's contention.
CASTRO AGAINJ3N WARPATH
Prealdent of Venesoela Preparing to
lilw Property of Two British
W1LLEMSTADT. Island of Curacao,
Feb. 21. A well informed official of Cara
cas, in a letter received here today, says
that President Castro, encouraged In his
war against foreigners by the fact that
the United Stales and France have taken
I no action against Venezuela, has given
orders to pi 'pare the documents to in
stitute proceedings against the La Guayra
harbor corporation aud the 1a Guayra
Caraca railroad. Theae companies aio
both owned by British subjects and ara
largely capitalised. The writer of the
. letter referred to adds that they prubaUy
will suffer the same fate as the asphalt
I and other concerns.
The Vcnesuelan government has created
his friends have acquired the lion's shars.
Karlhnnako Shook nt at. I.neln.
ST. THOMAS. D. W. t.. Feb. :i.-Au-
olher very aware earthquake shock was
felt t Hum today on the British West
Indian island of St. Lucia. Slight shocks
have been felt there at frequeiil lul'-rvals
s.uce Tubiuury li
PUTS IT IP TO THE SENATE
President Will Make No Attempt to Pre?ent
Amendment of Hepburn Bill.
COMMITTEE TOLD TO SETTLE DIFFERENCES
If the Rate Measure, When Passed,
Does ot Meet with Approval of
the Kxrcntlte He Will
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. When the sen
ate committee on Interstate commerce
meets on Friday to vote on a rate bill the
announcement will be tnude authorita
tively that President Roosevelt will not
attempt to prevent amendment of the
Hepburn bill; that he will leave the. com
mittee free to exercise Its best Judgment
and if possible compromise its differences;
that if a bill Is reported which does not
meet his approval and In that form Is
passed by congress he will content him
self to exercise his veto power. This an
nouncement will be made ns the result of
a conference here today between the most
active persons supporting the house bill
without amendment, but will be delivered
to the committee by a senator who has
supported an amendment providing for Ju
dicial review of an order of the Interstate
Conference at White llnuse.
The conference at the White House is j
one of the many that hnvc been held there !
In the last week for a discussion of the J
railway rate question. It was attended I
by Senators Dolllver and Clapp, Speaker !
Cannon, Representative Hepburn and At- j
torney General Moody. They had under I
consideration an amendment ' said to have I
been drafted by Senator Knox and revised i
by the attorney general. The draft In lls.i
revised form, however. Is said, not to be
satisfactory to Its author. It waa offered '
in a spirit of .compromise nud the president j
and attorney general r. wanted to know j
whether it would be acceptable to the I
members of congress who are making a
fight to prevent the adoption of any amend
ment which they believe would Interfere
with the operation of the measure they
propose to enact into law.
Briefly stated, the amendment aims to
give to any complainant authority to file
a petition In a circuit court asserting that
a rate fixed by the commission was In fact
Illegal, or that an order of the commis
sion was in reality unlawful and author
izes the court to hear tho suit to decide
whether the commission acted within its
authority and whether the constitutional
rights of the plaintiff had been violated. .
As they had previously announced they
would do. alt those culled into the confer
ence mnde a firm stand for the Hepburn
bill In Its present form and said that none
of the amendments suggested seemed to
be an Improvement. They said that If the
bill specified the conditions under which
complaints could he taken Into court, the
court might refuse to take cognisance of
matters not specified In the bill. They said
they preferred to leave open every feature
on which an aggrieved person might de
sire to go Into court. Attorney General
Moody, it Is said, contended that the Hep
burn bill In constitutional and that there
Is no danger of its being overturned by
tho I'nited States supreme court. He would
not pass upon the wisdom of amending "the
bill, taking the position that that Is u
function outside of his official province.
nolllrer and Clapp Stand Pat.
After Senators Dolllver and Clapp re
turned to the capltol they told certain
colleagues that they would go Into th
committee on Friday and make a firm
stand to have the bill reported without
amendment. When asked concerning the
attitude of the president they said that
they believed he Is satisfied with the bill
as it stands, but that it is too much to
say that he Is opposed to any amendments
Tho president wss described by them as
ready to consider any amendment that
might lie offered gnd willing to listen to
any proposition up to the time the bill la
placed on its . final passage. They said
that if anything should be brought for
ward which. In the opinion of friends of
the bill, would better It and not obstruct
its operation, the president would give it
Conservative members of the committee
assert that they have the necessary votes
to amend the Hepburn bill if they are
left free to exercise their individual Judg
ment, so that they will not be put In the
position of opposing the president's policy.
I'nder these conditions. Senators Elklns.
Foraker. Crane, Keane, Aldrich, Carmack,
Foster and McLaurtn will vote for an
amendment providing for Judicial review.
Seven votea is a majority of the committee.
Senators Oil lorn and Carmack will not be
present when the committee meets on Fri
day, but as Senator Cullom Is opposed to
the amendment this will not affect the
An Informal meeting of the committee
will be held tomorow, but it Is agreed
that no Important amendments will be
considered until Friday.
VANDIVER CHARGES BAD FAITH
Trastees of Sew York 1. 1 re Company
Aernaed of keeking Proxies
, for Re-election.
JEFFEIRSON CITY. Mo.. Feb. 21.-8tate
Superintendent of Insurance Vandlver to
night made public a letter he sent today
to the general solicitor of J lie New Y'oi k
Life Insurance company, 111 which he de
clares that the action of the company in
allowing its i.genta to solicit, oh a whole
sale wale, proxies for use In the election
of a board of trustees, is an act of bad
faith. The letter In part follows:
The printed form of proxy which policy
holders are asked to sign. Is In the name of
John Clanin. O. 8. Strauss and C. H.
Mackay all three members of the board
of trustees, under whose management, or
lack of management, the gross extrava
gance, graft and other forma of Illegal
rtiiburs-menn grew to scandalous propor
tions. Now. they aak policyholders to give
them proxies to re-elect themselves.
Perhaps your army of agents may col
lwl proxies enough to do Una, but in my
jutigmoiit. it is an act ot bad faith on the
part of the company and lenders It difnouil.
if not imposible, for any except those In
control of the macMnery of the company
to exert any appreciable influence in its
management. It may not be in my power
lo prevent the consummation of this
scheme, but 1 feel It my duly to protest
sguinst It and to h t the policy holders of
Misautiri know that the theory of mutual
control of the New York Life Is a ftuve
S' long as the present methods are in vo
gue. MALT! MOlt i:. Md.. Feb. a. As a result
of Ihe meeting of the policyholders of the
New York Mutual Life Insurance Co..
held in this city today, a printed call has
been ' UsueU by General John R. Gill,
Douglass H. Gordon, Bernard N. Baker.
Itavkt Ainbach and Douglas 11 Thui.ias,
leading financiers, endorsing the Mutual
Ufe policyholders' associalluu. recently or
gaiiised in Wasiiiugtoii and asking all
ollcy holders lo become members to the
end that Ihe company may hereafter be
couducleU la the Interests of the insured.
TO REPUBLICAN VOTERS.
My f rleuilw. ttf enemy J Jim Al
lan, ex-tleputy Vnitvtl tttatog mar
shal, and others arc t-lrcuMiMng the
story tbnt I nm nlwut to frlthilraw
from the rue for mayor In fnvor
or mum? otlir i-nndhlate. i 1 p'
tively iltMiy thin, as I am In the rt?
to tuny, fully lieliovlng that thJ
people art? tired of the old ring
rule. These same parties also threaten
that tbey will upset the new pri
mary law ami go liark to the ohl
system of nominlatliiK candidates
l'y convention. 1 believe this next
law to lie a great Improvement over
the old and shall plnilly submit my
name to the republican voter and
abide by their decision. i
My motto Is a "aciuare deal" for
:all and no "graft," and my friends
will fullv understand that I am
sincere. A. II. HKNN1NOS.
AMERICAN STUDENT .MISSING
Nephew of Former grantor Hard of
California Mny HsM Been
NEW TORK. Feb. Il.-Thst' Albert M.
Bard, a nephew of former I'nited Plates
Senator Bard of California. hs dropped
completely out of sight In Brussels. -Belgium,
and that he Is believed tsi have met
his death through foul play waa the state
ment mnde today by Ietectn.-e John I.
Fogarty, who arrived here on the steam
Hhlp Zeelnnd from Antwerp afUr sis weeks
spent In Belgium In a fruitless search for
the missing man. He went auroad at the
request of youne Bard's family and re
turned without having found a trace of
Bard, dead or alive, but with he convic
tion thnt. the young man has been mur
dered, t . ' .
Young Hard was an accomplished vio
linist and went to Brussels In August last
to take Instructions from a master of thnt
instrument. Kogartv brought back among
the effects of the missing mart two. valu
able violins, .me worth H."). They were
found In Bard's room In the Bmssels house
where he lived. '
In Bard's room Fogarty found the young
man's' violins, ni'Mdr. clothing and other
effocts. At the hotel he learned thut Just
before Hard Intended to sail for New York
he had drawn out his deposit of ll.mo In
the Brussels bank where he did business.
He learned, too, that the young man had
become Intensely Interested during his shdrt
stay In Brussels In a young French woman,
a music student like himself.- who lived
In the same hotel. The -offlcef. also made
an unsuccessful search for the.; young wo
man. Before leaving for Washington to
report to young Bard's family Mr. Kmgnrty
was Bea: j
"Where is Bard?" "
"I don't know," he replied. "
"Is he dead?" ' .',.'
"Did he meet with foul play?" .
"Yes. I think he did. 1 could not And a
trace of him. The matter is pew In the
hands 'of the king's prosecuting attorney
In Brussols." Jr
STRANGER'S BODY IS fOUND
PoIIre -of " Cnlenajtf r Cannot """"Trll
Whether Harder or Hnlrlde
CHICAGO, Feb. 21. The body of a man,
apparently about 4o years of age, was
found today In the gutter at the corner
of Twenty-flrst street and Calumet avenue,
In tho hejirt of one. of the fashionable res
idence districts on the south side of the
city. There' was a bullet hole above the
right ear and a cheap revolver lay near
the corpse," but the police are unable yet
to state whether It was a case of murder
or suicide. The only clues to the identity
or the man are the Initials "A. F."
stamped In the sweat band of a hat found
near him. The hat bears the name of
"B.. K..& Co., Milwaukee." There wag
a bullet' hole In the hat, but the police
were unable to At the hat upon the head
in such a manner as to bring the perfora
tion directly over the bullet wound. The
hat was also very small for the man.
It Is the opinion of the police that the
man may hsve been slain by footpads
and his body brought frem a distance.
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 21 With every fea
ture of clothing and bodily appearance
tallying with that of Andreas Frederick
son, a lay reader In the Methodist church.
It Is thought that the man found dead In
Chicago with a bullet wound In his head
and a revolver lying within a few Inches
of his hand Is the minister who Is well
known in Milwaukee among Lutheran
HADLEY BUSY IN MISSOURI
Attorney Cannot Go to Sow Jersey to
Testify Against Standard
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Feb. 21.-Attor-ney
General Hadley today forwarded a let
ter to the attorney general of New Jersey
stating that owing to press of official busi
ness In Missouri at this time he will be
unable to go to New Jersey and testify
In the ouster proceedings instituted by
the state of New Jersey against the Stand
ard Oil company.
Testimony is desired from M. Hadley
relative to disclosures made In testimony
In the Missouri ouster suit that the New
Jersey Standard Otl cumpa'hy is the parent
body of the various Standard Oil companies
In the different states.
NEW YORK. Feb. . An adjournment
of the Missouri Inquiry Into the Standard
Oil Co., was taken tonight until Friday,
tomorrow being a legal holiday. The us
ual brief seaxlon was held this evening.
CONGRESSMAN IS INDICTED
Member from Xorth Carolina Aeensed
of raking Feea for Deport
mental Work. '
RALEIGH. N. C, Feb. St. A special from
Asheville. N. C , says that the grand Jury
of the gpeclal term of the I nked States
district court today returned two true bills
against Congressman Spencer Blackburn.
The bills of. indictment charge the Eighth
district representative with practicing be
fore. the Treasury department and receiving
fees tor such service In violation of the
laws. He Is accused of receiving .' froiu
"Ace" Jiiukins and fits) from A. P. Davis.
Each bill contains two counts.
No action looking toward the arrest of
Blackburu has been taken. The bill of
Indictment contain several pages of type
After sanaay Tbeolera.
1KM MUI.NE. la.. Feb. U -Senator
Wairvu Garel l-xWy introduced a measure
in the upper ImiUjm. prohibiting Ihe dunday
theater In loan. The measure carries with
it a Hue of $. and spoilt tu aU place of
aiuusvUMnl optu un Mauds ,
BULLETIN FOR FRUIT MEN I
Agricultural Department Acta on Recom
mendation of Congressman Pollard.
EXPERT TO GIVE DEMONSTRATION ALSO
Committee Makes a I nt of Two Thou
sand Dollars In Appropriation for
Snpport of the Omaha Indian
I From a Staff Correspondent.!
WASHINGTON, Feb. a.-tSpeclal Tele
gram.) Representative Pollard Is a man ot
action and he has thus far been successful
In getting rather speedy results In what- !
ever he has undertaken. Several week" ago J
he cm lid upon the secretary of agriculture '
and told him It would be a good thing for ,
the fruit growers of the country If a bullc- i
tin explaining the means of extermination j
of the codling moth and dry fungus could )
be prepared In such form as would be com
prehensible to the average fruit grower's i
mind. Secretary Wilson readily fell In with
the Idea and. obtaining a few practical sux- j
gestions from Representative Pollard, set (
his men at work with the result that a '
bulletin bearing upon the subject of pests ,
which attack apple and pear trees was sent '
to the printer and copies will soon be avail-
able for such fruit growers as may desire
In this connection Mr. Pollard said today
that he hud gained the consent of flccre- j
tary Wilson to send an expert from his d"-
partincnt to the fruit belt of Nebraska to
make demonstrations of spraying of apple
and other fruit trees to destroy these pests.
These demonstrations will he conducted at ,
central points In each county of the fruit i
belt and the endeavor will l not only to ,
show the fruit grower how to spray, but
to give him the formula of the fluid which
will destroy the codling moth and other
pests which assail fruit trees.
Congressman Pollard has also made an
arrangement whereby some eight or ten
practical farmers in his district will this
spring experiment with new seed wheat,
seed corn and alfalfa of high grade, which
experts of the Agricultural department have
produced on certain experimental farms.
Rill to Relieve Land Purchasers.
Judge' Alfred Haxlett of Beatrice, Neb..
Is In Washington In the interest of several I
hundred Nebraskans who will be bene
ficalrles under the Hlnshaw bill which pro
vides for an adjustment of the sales of
certain lands In the lute reservation of
the confederated Otoe and Missouri tribe
of Indians in Nebraska and Kansas. This
bill Is now before Ihe committee on pub
lic lands and today Representative Mc-;
Corthy, member of this committee, ar
ranged that it should be taken up for
hearing on Friday.
It Is asserted that many Nebraska pur
chasers of these lands paid exorbitant
figures, and It is now sought to secure a
rebate for them, plus 25 per cent of the
original price paid. It Is asserted that
the original purchasers wer compelled
to pay more than an appraised .value of
the lands; in fact, more than the land was
Indian Rill ftenorted.
The house committee on Indian affairs
todny ' concluded Its consideration fif the
Indian appropriation bill -and reported it
to' the hotrSe. The commlttee'reduced the
appropriation for the maintenance of. tho
Indian supply depot, at Omaha from 110,
000 to SS.OflO. St. Louis and San Francisco
suffered a similar fate at tho hands "of
the committee In Its-effort to prune ap
propriations. However, the Nebraska del
egation hopes to have the figure restored
to Its former amount' when tha bill comes
before the house. Another cut In the ap
propriations was suffered by the Indian
school at Genoa, tH.600 being lopped off.
iAst year $64,300 was appropriated, this
year 87,S0O. The usual amount (IHltC)
Is carried to arry out the treaty
stipulations with the Wlnnebsgoes.
There Is quite a decided Increase In the
appropriations for Indians in South Da
kota. I-aM year the appropriation was
$1,229,32. this year the bill carries 1,308,
S2S. The total amount appropriated for
Indiana residing in Iowa this year la $15,
800 and, in 'Wyoming $156,025.
Dolllver Cannot Come.
It was the desire of the McKlnley club of
Omaha to have the pleasure of hearing
Senator Dolllver at ita annual banquet
early In March. It was supposed Senator
Dolllver would be west on a lecture tour
about the time' of McKlnley club's annual
banquet would be held and could easily run
Into Omaha. It appears, however, that
Senator Dolllver will not be able to leave
Washington at that time owing to his
duties In the senate. Congressman Ken
nedy today wired the club that Senator
Dolllver cannot accept the Invitation.
Legalising Final Proofs.
Representative Burke of South Dakota
today Introduced a bill providing that all
final proofs for homestead lands in the
Chamberlain land district made before
the Judge or clerk oi the court of Stanley
county, or any I'nited States court com
missioner at Fort Pierre, prior to July I,
190S. shall be accepted, and patented the
same as if such proofs were made within
the Chamberlain land district. This art
shall not afreet any final proof except
only In respect to the place where same
Women - Ask Investigation.
Tha Woman's club of Omaha has peti
tioned the members of the Nebraska dele
gation to support the bill for an appropria
tion for a bureau of experts . to make a
sclentlflo investigation into industrial con
ditions of women. Jt is said such a bill
will be introduced soon. The last census
reports l.OuO.OiiO women engaged in gainful
occupations, three-fifths of whom are
employed in factories.
Mrs. Mary G. Andrews, president of tha
Woman's club, Omaha, says:
"This influx of women into the Indus
trial field is a social phenomenon, giving
rise to many complex questions. It is as
serted that women have affected the labor
rear set to uie aemoraiisauon or wage
rates; that home life has been affected;
that marriage has decreased; that divorce
Is Increasing, and that the birth rate barely
exceeds the death rate. It is both asaerte-l
and denied tliat ' the economic and social
welfare of the country Is menaced by this
army of women wage earners."
Mrs. Andrews says that the Omah.i
Woman's club la of the opinion that aam
conclusions can b reached only uik.ii the
basis ot accurate data and that the re
sults i of-the prupused Investigation would
be of great value as a basis fur general as
well as local legislation.
Mlaor Matters at Capital.
Mr. and Mrs. Casper' E. lost of Omaha
arrived In Washington tonight. They will
remain until Monday.
Cuiigree snmn Iflnshaw's bill gi anting a
special pension of S3 to George W. Itedient
of Valparaiso, has been reported favorably
to the house. Mr. lllnahaw baa seemed
aCwutlour4 wa Secvad Pg
Nebraska weather forecast
Rain Thnrsday, I nlder In West Pof.
tloni Friday, Fair, Colder In F.ntt
Temperatare at Omaha IratrrilsM
llnnr. Ilea. Mnar. lies.
A a. m f!.1 I p. m I"
a. m !t I a p. m IU
r a. m .t A p. n it 1
ft a. m. H4 p. m -VI ,
n. m nil p. m vt
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a p. m IT
ALLEGED FRAUDS IN UTAH
Preside.! and secretary of insnrnnce
Company Charged wiia waning
SALT LAKE CITY. F'b. SI. -The pre
llminary examination of Hiram Titer, prs
Ident of the Continental Life Insurance
and Investment company, and Cameron
C. Wylic, secretary of the company, who
are charged Jointly Kith certifying lo Ihe
secretary of state a false report of the
company's condition, hcaan today before
Police Judve Dteht.
The prlncipul nitneas for Ihe state was
Assistant Secretary of Stat- G-oige It. field hgaln h.SI the witness stand In thi
Squires. ho is now engaed In an e. pa.-k-rv case t..day and made positive de
amlnatlon of th" Insursnc company a j r-bii. of assert ons that, havo been made
hook. He testified that his Investigations ' c , y . H.M1,M., ror
showed that the comtHtnv wss carryll a r,.k. r,. jjlstret Mtorney Morrison que
on its Uxks ss ca.li $i:. which had br-n ,,- Ml. Gfn I regarding his ronver
expended. snd that lb company previous ,Htinllt wltn 1,.,,, pif,. Kdwsrd Morri
to De.-cniber 31. l!l.had expended $-T.". , and isilous ot.ier representatives of th
which was not reported to the ..-retary of ,mclirt. nll(j commissioner alated pos;
state, and that the accused "fTi-Inls had vvly t,,Hl ,)p , Ilfvp. foM Rny of thom
Included In their report o the secretary thul (.,,, received from the packers
of state tHinsocilnn of later due thsu , mo,,, rK,r.,w , conndentlal or that
DeeemlHT 31. I'M. hich ass the date of ,f ,,. R ))p ,nformnli1u
the report made to the secretary of state. urKlr,.j y ,lls ((,p,rtmtnl t)(,j. would b
Other witnesses Included W. II. Cunning- cmpcl.-c, to d so.
ham of San Francis, o. secretary of the j Tlp, ,,.,.,. p , , "of he dgy
Western Agencies company, lit sdlunet of j up t ufl,.atlon of ,,,,.,. u ,
the insurance cn,nn. ami i omi,. ""-;
Ing. former bookkeeper of Ihe insurance
company. Roth were culled for the pur
pose of introducing certain lx'ks snd rec
ords of the insurance company.
accused miners stand mutei
Mojer. May ward and Pettlbone Re
fuse to Plead t Information
In Me ho.
ROIPR. Idaho. Feb. 21. Charles E. Moer,
William I. llaywnrd and l. U. I'ettinone.
leader of the Western Federation of Miners,
were today tsken lo Caldwell, where they
were arraigned before the prolmte Judge on
Information charging them with Ihe murder
of former Governor Frank Ktuenenberg.
Each of Ihe prisoners stood mute, refusing
to plead. The court overruled an objection
to the Information snd a motion for the
dismissal of the prisoners. The were com
mitted without ball.
E. F. Richardson, representing the pris
oners, demanded an Immedtat preliminary
hearing, but It finally was agn-cd that the
rases should go over until Tuesday when
a further continuanee may be ordered.
Attorney Richardson maintained that the
Information against the prisoners was not
sufficient as the affidavit charged the com
mission of a crime in Caldwell, whereas
Moyer had not been In the state of Idaho
since October last, and the two other pris
oners had not been In Idaho- for years.
There-was In the Information no word of
cunnptraey, he ssld.
The three prisoners this afternoon were
brought bark to Boise and were again
tsken to the state penitentiary, where they
will lie kept In close confinement.
SHAW REPUDIATES CHARGES
Cleveland Official ys Secretary Was
Interested In Selecting Mone
for Pnhllc Building.
CLEVELAND. Feb. St. City Clerk Peter
Witt recently wrote a letter to President
Roosevelt in which he charged that Secre
tary of the Treasury Leslie M. Shaw had
supported John R. Walsh of Chicago, the
financier and quarry owner, in the con
test for a sandstone public building In
Cleveland. A response from Secretary
Shaw was received today. '
"Your letter has been handed lo me by
the president," wrote Mr. Shaw. "The
statement Is wholly false and your, au
thority must have known It was false. I
did not even know that Mr. Walsh was
Interested In quarries. You must quit tra
ducing public officials, Mr. Witt, or make
good your charges. Name your Informant."
Witt says he cannot name hia Informant
without betraying a confidence, but will
undertake to "put It up to Secretary Shaw
so straight he cannot get away from It."
BIG STRIKER PROBABLE
Cblrago Contractor Demand That
Bolldlng Trades f all O All
CHICAGO, Feb. 21 A rupture in the re
lations between the building trades unions,
representing 50..WO mechanics, and the em
ploying contractors of Chicago, has been
caused by the sympathetic strike question
nd lalmr troubles of wido extent In the
building field are threatened for the near
future. At a meeting tonight of the build
ing contractors council the employers de
cided definitely that they will force every
man now on sympathetic strikes to return I
to work or the unions and all existing
agreements will be ignored. If such ac- j
tk.n is taken by the employers a lockout I
cr a strike Is sure to follow. The arbitra
tion boards of nil the unions In the build
ing line hive been summoned to a ivinf'-r-encc
tomorrow and when Ihe convention
meets the employers ill present their
NO CHARGES AGAINST ADAM
Report that Governor Higglns llnd
Been Isked to Remove BoaTalo
. - .
Hi riALU, reo. n .o cnarges of anyj " .. - -
I kind have been preferred against J. N.jman who was ci lie I unaaie by the bU
! Adam. Buffalo's new inavor An snnoon. e. I Interest f the c. iirry fr the same roa-
nient recently to the contrary was an error,
The governor has not been asked to re
move Mayor Adam. Charges recently Were
preferred against the old superintendent
or police, who resigned.
Movements of Ooenn Wseels Feb. gl.
At N. w York-Sulled: Majestie. f,,r l.iv-
ik1 tft itend.tm. for Rotindam. Armed:
S. Hand, from Antwerp; Kunu-ssia. from
Al lH.vrr Sailed: Prt tons, for Nw
At Cherbourg K.tled : Uunier Kairt r
Wllbellll der Glues, for New Y'utk.
At Ni.pt Arrived: Hruukli u. from Nuw
York' N'ord Ameri-'a. from New 'or'.
At gtiMiwtu ti nailed: rUxoniat. for Bos
ton. Arrived: I'.iltl". from New Yorlr.
At Houthampiofi Sailed: Kaiser Willi. Iin
der Grose, for New York, i la Cherbouig.
At Antwerp Arrived Yuderland. Irum
At Alexandria, Arrived: Romanic, from
At WltlemstAdt A .-lived Princess Vlc
tuiia Lui. Iivm New Ywik.
Q UESTJ OX OF FACT
Makim Promises to Packers.
EDWARO SWT FLATLY CONTRADICTED
Says Allejerl tc.tero.eut About Confidential
Iufon atioo Was Not Made.
BOOKS NOT SHOWN UNDER COMPULSION
Agfnts Instru ted that Such Methods wers
Not to Be Used.
OBTAIN EVIDHCE rROM OTHER SOURCES
Aepnrt Basel en Information from
Hntrhers. 'lock Rnlsers and ton.
mission Men, ns Well as
CHICAGO, reb. H.-Commissioner Gar-
possible th.it M oral days will be occupied
by this woi-k, i.pd the letters will be read
Into the record of the case later.
James R. Go held, commissioner of coi
poratlons. lean tod ihe stand In the paca-
The opening t'.ie examination . was on
the books ea ined by Mr. Garfield when
he l isted Chlci go February 2. 1905. Tim
books showed tt e assembling or profits and
loss account! ol the different packers. II
said that he eximlned the totals only and
that no figures vers taken from th book.".
District Attorney Morrison then took up
the subject of the conversstlon between
representatives of Swift and Company and
Commissioner Garfield. He atked the com
missioner: "Did Edward Salft say In the presence
ot Charles II. i wift that you had said In
previous conversations that all th Infor
mation taken would be regarded aa con
fidential?" "He did not."
"Did he say thtt you had sslfl that none
of the Informal on would be used to harm
Swift and Comjs.ny?" 't
"He did not."
The ' witness ' hi-u described the Intet
view lietween J"s-e P. Lyman, president
of the National Packing company, and
"Did you saj anything to Mr. Lyman
about yo;ir power to compel the produc
tion of hooka at 1 papers?"
"I did not. ' ..
"Did you eny' VMr. Lyman that all In
formation would fia confidential and would
not be usod to ! Jure the packers?"
"f. did nt. '
During the inMo-juetlon of evidence of
the packer animation was made by dif
ferent witnesses to nearly all of the ques
tions to which 'ommlssloner Garfield en
tered a direct d nlal.
o Cora nlslon Ordered.
M'hen Commis loner Garfield attempted
to tell what Inst uctlons he had given to
his agents prior lo the commencement of
the investlgatior the attorneys for tho
packers objected strenuously, but after a
long argument i tween the lawyers the
witness win all wed to state what tha
Instructlontt wen He declared that ha
told the agents i t the department that If
access watt g1v i to the books of tho
packers they w -e to go to the books,
that no detective net hods were to be used,
that there would e on use of compulsory
powers or a sugf stion of such g position
on the part of he government. If dis
putes arose they were to be referred to
the commissioner for adjustment.
District Attorn, y Morrison asked what
Information had 1 -en secured by the com
missioner outside f the books of the pack
ers. Commission? ' Garfield said that much
of It had lieen se dred from tho bureau of
animal Industry, is well as from cattle
raisers, foeders and commission, men.
Butchers were.i leslioncd regarding the
prices of rotall m ats.
Many I.e rra Identided.
Commissioner G rf eld occupied the atanj
throughout the ternoon, the entire ses
sion of tho court being taken up by tho
identification of letters that passed be
tween the commit kiier and the agents of
his department. caplte the fact that to
morrow Is a natlor .it holiday Judge Humph
rey decided to ho i court as usual. There
are a great mai ' of the letters to by
Identified, and lr order to expedtlc tho
hearing of the ca o. the court decide 1 that
the work rhould c uitlnue as usual.
CUMMINS OPI NS HIS CAMPAIGN
Pas Trlbnte to senator Dolliier and
soya th Two Arc la
FT. DOIK1K. la . . Vep: 21. (Special Tel
egram.! The Cui ipins campaign opened
here tonight will n speech by the gov
ernor. The Mtdla 'd theatre, in which the
big n.ass meeting r-'ae held, was packed
with a crowd of t .x aud was diaped from
end to end with Cummins banners. Tho
band played a s lection and a'c 8 o'clock
Major Chsntbuid of this city stepped Ui
the front of the tage and intr aluced th
speaker In an In pressive talk In which,
t t r ,) 1 1 wum i t to the aoveraor as u.
j ' Roosevelt ws called unsafe. Gov
ernor Cummins s .Kt nearly tnrce nours,
during which the audience gave clos at
tention. A glowng tribute 'Was pail) by
him tu D-illlver, i li let said was striking
a memor.ible b!i .' for lighteous govern-
i merit. He said a wished in make It
I j,, tlml there vis no conflict between
j ,. . i Kill vers
I ambl l.ms am iuver s
The Issue in I and in th national
govrrniiit nt on w . cli the stale and com
ing national cuii'l t gn was to be fought."
Itr said, "was t e xo porxtlons against
people, slid that t') inins of the cor
porations to alt la the full privilege
which they claim s to select the men who
compose our lei Illative and executive
bodies, intkc sun or their nomination to
uffk-e and then r. i Vt sure of their elec
tion. Tr.U inov , ' he said, "must bo
ground iKpeuth t r tiel of U AgMrtcau
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