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    The Omaha Daily
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Tat Pee Billdlrf 17th and Fsrasm
Government Crippled a Besult of Resigna
tion of Rouvier Cabinet.
Statement that Orisii Will Not Jf
Trench Moroccan Policy. ?
President Pallieres Begins Bories of L' -
enoet Eeeardinc Hew Ministrj
. . ...
.New Cabinet Mar Be Compelled to
Temporise with Those Who
Object to Present
Charch Um.
PARIS. March I. The government finds
ItaelC without a ministry at the culminat
ing etas of the Moroocsn conference fit
Algdrsa. A semi-official statement on
subject says: "The ministerial crisis does
not affect French policy at the confer
ence." Thla Is designed chiefly to warn Ger
many not to take advantage of the situa
tion. The fact Is that the ministerial hia
tua confuses matters and threatens tha
agreement which otherwise might have
boon reached today,
Tha vote in the Chamber of Deputies
last Bight, resulting in the defeat of the
government and the resignation of the
cabinet, also requtrea that the government
temporise with the church manlfestsnts
who are becoming Increasingly demon
strative, particularly the peasants.
President llalda Conference.
President Fallieros today began a series
of consultations relative to the formation
of a new ministry. He first conferred
lengthily with M. Duborst. president of
" the senate, and later received M. Doumer,
president of the Chamber of Deputies. No
' announcement of the president's course of
action has been made, but the names most
mentioned are those of Leon Bourgeois,
the former premier; Alexandre Mlllerand.
ths farmer minister of commerce; Rav
mond Polncalrc, former minister of public
works, and Senator -Clemenceau. There
Is some talk also of M. Delcasse. the
former foreign minister, who Is supported
by the Anglo-French enthusiasts, but his
appointment Is impossible, owing to Oer
man hostility to him.
J M. Rouvler wants to retire from the
' premiership, but he may be Induced to
retain' the portfolio of foreign affairs or
that . of finance, under another premier.
Rentes went oft 10 centimes today, but
recovered, showing that the operators on
tha Bourse were nut seriously disturbed
by the resignation Of the cabinet.
' Holy Sea Is in Deskl.
ftOMFVMarch 8. The Vatican authorities
received throughout the night letters from
France regarding the cabinet crisis, in
which the ftope and Papal Secretary Merry
del Val were most Interested, although It
was admitted that It was difficult to estab
' llsh Whether the Issue would be a victory
for tha Holy 8ce or the Inauguration of
an even stronger anti-Catholic regime in
Feeling" la Berlin.
BERLIN, March 8. The fall of the Ro'u
vter ministry is now regarded in Berlin aa
affecting only the Internal politics of
France and as not likely to change the
relations between Germany and France or
render more difficult an agreement on the
subject ot Morocco.
M. Kouvler was liked by the German
)ubllc men and his defeat In that sense is
regretted. ,
Interest la Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG. March 8.-The fall of
th French cabinet created much interest
1n government and diplomatic circles her
' because of Its possible Influence on the
negotiations st Algeclras and the dual al
i llancs. . At. th Foreign office the crisis
was attributed to Interior condttlona and It
is not believed that It wilt affect. France's
foreign policy. The French cabinet's attl
tude towarda the new Russian loan negotla
tloa is Important to Russia at the present
time. Minister of Finance Shlpoff has
summoned the prominent Moscow and St.
Petersburg bankers and thsy are In con
ference with him on the question of a
new Interior loan, llerr Mandelssohn, th
Berlin banker, Is .also here In consultation
with Premier Wllte and M. Shlpoff.
M. D&vtduff, chief of the department of
crsdit operations of the ministry of Fi
nance, said today;
"If the political situation improves the
government will have no difficulty In bor
rowing what la needed. If the situation does
not Improve It Is useless to speculate upon
What will happen."
Told Agent Hohertsoa Movement of
, Parker Were Being Watched
by Government.
CHICAGO.' Marco 8-Special Agent
Robertson today resumed the stand In the
packvrs' case and waa again cross-examined.
Asked If J. Ogdert Armour had complainvd
to the. witness In l!M that the packers
wore bring watched and their movements
dogged by th government secret men. th
witness said Mr. Armour made such a
statement to him. .
Mr. Robertson continued on th stand un
til the adjournment ot court and hi cross
examination was still unconcluded. Lat
In th day, when Mr. Hynea was conduct
ing th examination for Swift and Com
pany, b asked th witness wher b pro
euro lift of twenty names which was
given to th Department of Justice. Mr.
Robertson said he obtained many of the I
name from the men themselves, but th
greater part of them he received from T. G.
ljunont of this city and M,. Flayto of
KansM City.
The defending lawyers announced that
thy will seek for these nten and If they
do not substantiate th testimony of Mr.
Robertson they will b placed on the stand
to rebut It.
Democrats nominate Robert l Urea
KAMA CITY. March s-Robert
Gregory, a wholraxl gio.ery u.nn of this
city, tu nominated for mayor over Wil
bans T. kmpee. a grain dealer, In the
democratic primaries today. Mr. Gregory
has waged his campaign on a platform
favoring cheaper sis snd M xtnlon of
aey frtnehuras wlUtout ouieiatlon,
Two Stork Brokers Accused of Con
spiracy to Defraod People
of London.
ION DON.! March 8. Harry Sampel Sim
mons and Franklin Everhart, Americans,
were arrested here today and were each
remanded In llO.ono bail on charges of con
spiracy and obtaining large sums of money
by fraud. The prisoners are described as
stock and share brokers and are alleged to
have issued forged shares and certificates
In connection with Alaska, Oklahoma,
Cripple Creek and Manitoba mining com
According to the 'police cvldenre. Ever
hart Is vice president of the Mining Se
curities and Investment corporations, al
leged to be registered at Oklahoma City.
Th pair have been In Iondon a few
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okl.. March 8.-The
Mining Securities and Investment company
hod an office here about a year ago for a
short time, but little is known here of
either Simmons or Everhart. They left
Oklahoma City several months ago.
Franklin Everhart, one of the 'men ar
rested In London today on a charge of ob
taining money by fraud. Is said to formerly
have been connected with the United
Slates Cereal company of New York, which
was closed out by the Unl'ed States postal
uthorltles in 1WM on similar grounds. The
company Is said to have gained 150 per cent
on funds Invested.
Population Increases Hundred nnd
Fifty Millions In Forty-Fire
LONDON, March 8. As the outcome of a
sugars) Ion by Joseph Chamberlain when
lie neia me post of colonial secretary, a
unique blue book was published today re
cording and tabulating In 300 pages forty
years' growth of the Brltlsi; empire, as re
vealed by the census of 1901. The blue book
shows that since 1861 the area of the em
pire has Incrcssed from 8,500,000 to nearly
12,000,0011 square miles snd the population
from 25O,0OO,(i to 400.000,000, of which only
M.000,000 are whites and 5ft.000.000 Christians.
The tables "convey Interesting information
as t birth rate, proportion of sexes, re
ligious and social conditions In various
parts of the empire.
American Will Not Go to
I'atll Flnnl Hearing; la
PARIS, March 8. Edniond Kelly has com
pleted his brief for presentation to the
minister of justice, M. Chuumie, concern
ing th case of Elliott F. Shepard, who
was fined and sentenced to three months
imprisonment on October 26 last for kill
ing Madeline Marduel, who wns run over
by Mr. Bhepard'a automobile at St. Ouen
April 24, 1908 Malt re Cruppl, who is as
sociated with Mr. Kelly, had previously
secured th assurance that the minister
would carefully consider the brief. Until
the minister derides the case It will remain
itatlonary, the sentence of Imprisonment
not beginning until M. Chuumie's decision
is rendered.
Ulne Tboaaand Hen Is Taken.
ETTANO Di: NORD. Magdalene Islands,
March 8. Reports received here today In
dicate that 9,000 seals were taken at dif
ferent points on the Magdalen Islands yes
terday. This Is considered a most suspic
ious penlng of seal Ashing and huntera
predict the season will show a large catch.
Company and State Both File Motions
In Missouri Asking for
JEFFERSON CITY, March 8. Attorney
Hagermann and Eddy for the Republic
Oil company, today filed a motion In the
aupreme court for a re-hearing ot the
decision rendered by the supreme court
last week that the officers of the Republic
company should testify and answer nil
question asked them before Commissioner
Anthony in the Missouri oil inquiry.
Attorney General Hodley filed a motion
in the supreme court also today asking
that officers of the Republic company be
directed to testify before Commissioner
Anthony on March It.
The motion for a rehearing tiled by coun
sel for the Republic OH company ulleges
many errors In the opinion handed down
In which the position of the attorney gen
eral was upheld by the supreme court.
The court held thnt a foreign corpora
tion cannot plead the unconstitutionality
of the anti-trust statute in Mis.iourl.
The attorneys for the oil companies al-k-g
this an error. They oonu-nd the court
was wrong in holding that when a foreign
corporation comes Into the state it Im
pliedly agrees to obey a law the dim act r
of the anti-trust Inw. They allege the
law la In. violation of the constitution of
the United States.
Two Sergeants and Eight Policemen
Ont of ORIee, Chursed with
ST. LOUIS, ' March . Two sergeant
and eight patrolmen were today suspended
from the polio department by Acting j
Chier of Police Ulllanpy. pending charges,
It is said, that will be formally preferred
against them before the police board. The
suspended men sre: Sergeant Henry Mey
ers, Sergeant Patrick Monahan, Patrolmen
Dennis O'Leary, Henry Traffert, Patrick
Nolan, John P. Sullivan, Thomas Dome,
Ed. Fagaji, James T. Massry and Richard
I All the men were, until recently, on duty
In the central district, which la the center
of the grand Jury Investigation Into
cha.a'S of grafting.
with Onus, Knivr, Rasor
and Inks.
Dl. QUOIN. III., March S. A lively race
riot occurred lant night between negroes
and Hungarian employed In the coal mine
at Zelgler aad several rointatnts on both
eldeu received severe Injuries, but no deaths
"" ii i m me not re-
L. - suited from 111 feeling that has been brew-
I Ing for some time between the two classes
over lauor (iitreremes. Uonn, knives ras-
ore and clubs weie brought into play, but ure under Ihe flv-minute rule, makli.g
finally order was irstored and the outbreak ; nwiiy points of ord-r to various para
was not resumed today It is feared, boa- ' graphs. In each esse, however, lie with
ever. that 4uiet ha hots restored pnjy Win- ; drew hi objection after au explanation bad
Senator! McCumber and Patterson Speak
Against Joint Features of Measure
Voting on Amendments Will Benin nt
4 O'clock Today and Flnnl Vote
Will Be Token Before
WASHINGTON, March 8. Today afforded
th last opportunity for general debate In
the senate on the statehood bill and the
entire session was devoted to that order
of business. Startlng.wlth a speech by Mr.
McCumber, which began a few minutes
after 11 o'clock, there was no cessation In
the speaking until the adjournment late In
the evening. The whole time was occupied
by three senstors, Mr. Beveridge support
ing the bill and Messrs. McCumber snd
Patterson opposing It. The Indiana sen
ator contended that while, Artsone and New
Mexico were unprepared for seperate state
hood It was unjust to keep them out of the
union as one state. He took positive ground
against the Foraker amendment, which al
lows each territory to vote aeparately on
the question of Jointure. Mr. McCumber
opposed the Joining of even Oklahoma and
Indian Territory, and Mr. Patterson held
that Arlxona and New Mexico should be
admitted as separate states.
Under agreement arrived at a week ago,
the senate will begin voting on the amend
ments offered to the bill at 4 p. m. tomor
row and the final vote will be taken before
adjournment for the day. The time pre
vious to 4 o'clock will be devoted to ten
minute speeches on the hill and amend
ments. McCumber Opens Debate.
When the hour for meeting arrived not
a single sent In the chamber waa occupied,
but as the vice president nd the chaplain
entered through, the north door, Mr. Mc
Cumber and Mr. Genrln appeared at the
opposite entrance and Mr. Teller and Mr.
Patterson came In a few moments later.
Other senators were slow In arriving and
at 11:15, when Mr. McCumber began to
speak on the statehood bill, less than a
dozen senatcfrs were In their seats.
Mr. McCumber Introduced his speech by
presenting a substitute for the statehood
hill, creating one state of Oklahoma and
another of Indian Territory, the latter un
der the name of Scqufela, In honor of the
Cherokee scholar of that name, and en
tirely eliminating New Mexico and Arlsona.
He made an argument against the con
solidation of the territories info fewer
states, contending that more western states
wer necessary to give agriculture and
other transmlsstsslppl Interests strong rep
resentation in congress. He predicted In
the near future the west would have a
much larger population than the eas nd
said that, even If the present bok.idary
lines were preserved, it would still be im
possible to secure aa many states as there
were east of the Mississippi, and that
therefore the balance of power in the sen
ate must necessarily be against the western
Mr. McCumber declared that the time
would come when the east woulu" find Its
protection In the west. He referred to tha
Influence ot foreign Immigration In eastern
communities and In thla connection said
that at its last election Chicago had elected
a socialist aa mayor,
Patterson Favora Arlsona,
When Mr. McCumber closed Mr. Tillman
gave notice that as soon as opportunity
offers lie will address the senate on the
message of the president sent to the sen
ate on the coal Inquiry resolution recently
passed by congress on Mr. Tillman's mo
tion. He referred to, the presidential mes
sage as "a very remarkable document,"
and said that but for the pressure to pro
ceed with the statehood bill h would ask
to be heard at this time.
Mr. Patterson th addressed th senate1
on the statehood V , speaking in opposi
tion to the pasaagc'hY the-house bill. He
devoted his attentlual almost exclusively
to the portion of the $111 providing for the
joining of Arizona aAd New Mexico, and
and contended that Arlsona aa now
founded had an unquestionable right to
ultimate statehood.
Mr. Patterson, In his speech, alleged that
th Idea of Joint statehood had not origi
nated in either Arizona or New Mexico,
and asked whether the Idea was the child
of the Indiana senator or some member of
the house of representatives. He declared
that such a union. In view of the pledge to
Arizona, would be a grave crime, and
urged the adoption of the Folaker amend
ment for a separate vote as the rational
solution of the problem. '
Uevrrldue Replies to Patterson.
Mr. Beveridge, who followed, began his
speech with a reply to Mr Patterson's ob
servation concerning the o-lgln of the Joint
statehood Idea, saying thut It was not a
matter upon which the people of the terri
tories should be consulted. The people of
the entire, country were concerned over
the creation of stales, a yd the senator con
tended that congress s(fould proceed upon
that theory. He opposed the Foraker
amendment, urging that If adopted It
would give to 80.000 people In Arizona the
power to thwurt the will of 250.iOO in the
two territories combined.
He declared that the Copper Queen Min
ing company alone employed 10,000 men in
Mr. Patterson and Mr. Clark (Montana)
nnlted tu the declaration that the numbur
did not exceed J.jno. but Mr. Beveridge
Justified his statement by quoting from
the testimony taken by the committee on
Mr. Hevaridge urged that while New
Mexico and Arisoua were not prepared for
separate statehood, It was unjust to keep
tiie two out of th union as on state.
Mr. Beveridge had not concluded when,
at 6:30 p. in., th senate took a recess
until 11 o'clock tomorrow.
Measure Appropriate Searly
Million lsollnr.
WASHINGTON. March S The house to
day passed the Indian appropriation bill
carrying I7.TR5.5J8. It then proceeded to
tangle itself up over tha bill to abolish the
grade nf lieutenant general in the ari.iy.
The result was an adjournment for lark ot
a quorum, after ntembera had been locked
In the hall for a half hour and the as
Maiant sergeaut-at-arma had been scurry
ing to the vailous hotel In search of mem
bers. The vote to consider the bill showed
an overa helming sentiment in its favor.
and aa It Is the pending business under
i ejll of commit!
it will probably be
reached and passed in due course.
There were onlv f vrt-i
j amendments made to ths Indian bill. Mr.
Crumpacker acted as a census on the n,e.
been ina4.
Attorney t.enernl Has Kildrnrr Sub
Milted to Him by Xrw York
WASHINGTON. March .-Upon being
shown the publication in the Nw York
American today regarding the alleged
granting of rebates on the. transportation
of sugar, Attorney General Moody said:'
Some weeks ago a representative of thut
paper called on me and snld thnt. the In
formation was In possession of that paper
tending to show that large rebates on
the transportation of sugar had been given
to the American Suirar H.IIiiIiik company
bv the trunk lines r.f railroads running out
of New York City and nf ked If the Detri
ment of Justice desired to ue the Informa
tion In legal proceeding!". An examination
of the matter showed clearly that It was
highly Important and tended to show the
givinn and receiving of large money re
bates. The subject was then brought to
the attention of Mr. Stimsnn, who hud
ecn selected by the president as district
attorney lor the southern" district of New
York. Following this, on the date of Mr.
Htlmson's taking oftlre. a conference was
had In New York between the attorney gen
eral, the assistant to the sttorney genersl,
Mr. Purdy. and "Mr. Stlmsnn, when the
evidence was gone over wllh very great
t Is the purpose of the department to
proceed carefully, but with oil possible ex
pediency. It ought to be said that until this In
formation was furnished thi department
bv the renresentailve of the American the
department had no knowledge or suspi
cion of the facts and that the representa
tives of that paper have aided the offi
cials of the department In all ways within
their power.
NEW YORK. March 8. Evidence of a
definite agreement by the railroads run
ning ont of New York City upon a di
vision of the sugar Jrelght business and
also the payment of rebates was given
before the United States grand Jury today.
Reporters of W. R, Hearst, the com
plainant In the case, declared that the
government was In possession of documen
tary proof on every point charged and
tft the United Btntes district attorney's
offlre was In possession of evidence ex
posing the most startling relations exist
ing between carrying and producing trusts.
The Delaware, Larkawannti & Western
Railroad company, Lowell M. Palmer of the
firm of Havemeyer Elder (a dock com
pany) and others sr defendants in the
principal rebate action nnd other railroads
figure In other proceedings. Nearly every
railroad with terminals In New York or
in Jersey City Is concerned In the pro
I'nlted State Starts Snit In C alifornia
Against Allred Combina
tion. BAN FRANCISCO, March 8. The news
of the filing of a suit by the United States
government against a number of elevator
companies has caused a sensation In Cali
fornia and the west, this being, the first
legal proceedings of the kind ever insti
tuted out here.
United States District Attorney Robert
son, who brought the Suit, was located last
mgni'.ai ins reaiuence tin xjerifcciey.
In discussing his action he said:
The complaint filed lis surulnst the Otis
Klevator company and thirty other ne
fendants, who are alleged to be in one
concern and operaUr. t.mrsry to the pro
visions o( the bhenmui law. ... he com
plaint was drawn up by me, but Is signed
iiy i nitea stales Attorney uenerui ninouy
all such actions originating at Washington.
The action Is baaed upon affidavits of
men who were formerly In the, combine
and who state that while the defendants
to the action are apparently separate con
cerns. they in reality are all under control
of the Otis Elevator company. The effect
of this pooling of Interests la to enhance
prices and restrict traue witn me view 10
controlling all the elevator business on the
1'arltlc coast, with the probability that this
Is but a branch of a gigantic trust that
controls the elevator output all over the
United 8tates.
Such a combination is against the pro
visions Vf tho Sherman law and we believe
that we have ample evidence against the
trust to make out a clear case when It
comes to trial.
The affidavits of the men set forth in .the
complaint, whose names 1 do not now re
member, are complete and are baaed upon
personal knowledge. A great quautlty of
material of firms not In the conilfne has
gone to waste, there being no sale for It.
This case has been carefully prepared and
will lie pushed vigorously. In every phaso
of It the attorney general lias been con
sulted and I regard the case as clear and
strong Hgullist all the long list of defendants-
Fireman on Bonrd Hteniuer Massa
chusetts Killed aa Result of
Revolver Battle.
NEW YORK, March 8. A mutiny
Which one life was lost occurred today on
board the steamer Massachusetts, which
was lying at its dock at Brooklyn. '
James Slocum, a fireman, was killed
during a revolver battle on the steamer's
decks. In which the steamer's firemen were
ranged on one side, and opposing the'n
were the ship's officers and members of the
crew. Sounds of the fighting caused a
reserve of police so be hurried to the
steamer, but the firemen who had started
the trouble had been driven into submis
sion before the police arrived. Six mem
Iters of the crew were arrested, as we
a'sa Kiist Officer Albert J. Evans and
Fourth Officer Elmer 11. Kerwln. All
were held as witnesses. Kerwlu's turn.)
is In Baltimore. , Md. The mutiny has been
brewing, according to the officers of the
Massachusetts, ever since the vessel left
Cardiff. Wales. February 5. The firemen
were the chief disturbers. It was alleged,
making continual complaints about their
The crew, however, sided with the offi
cers. During the voyage from Cardiff
there were almost daily fist fights on the
steamer, all growing out of the surly tem
pers of the two opposing factions. The
wrangling continued until after the Massa
chusetts arrived In Brooklyn several davs
Several of the firemen spent last night
In the city and tl(e quarrel began Im
mediately upon their return to the vessel
today. The MasKachuselts was expected
to sail today for San Francisco.
Four Men 'Accused vf Trying to
Wreck Train Taken Into
laatod y.
NEW YORK. March Four young men
ho Were arrested near Passaic, N. J . to
day, charged with attempting to wreck an
rastbound Kuffalo express train on the
Ixdaware, Iickawanua A Western rail
road early this murtung. hav confessed
that this was their slxta attempt at train
a rec king. All of the at'empts w ere made
In the vicinity of Passaic. They said the
only re&son for the acts a desire to
witness the excitement win. h would re
sult. The liuffah. express tixlay . ap.d rilsbs
ter by an ex. redinsly narrow margin, li
was miming at a high rate of i-e(1 ml.epi
the engineer saw the nbsi ru t. ons. II
managed to stop tiie Ualn Uss II an a 141
length from where & number o' tie and
4fUii plates asre plied upotf Hi
Candidate, for Major Stands for Honesty
and Economy in Administration.
Uosewater Makes Ills Varewell
Address to Voter Before Leaving;
on Trip to Europe Fnor
Municipal Ownership.
Edward Rosewater was the speaker of
the evening at the regular meeting of
the Rlfth Ward Republican club, held at
McKrnna's hall. Sixteenth and Locust
streets, la.t evening. A large gathering
of voters turned out to greet Mr. Hose-
water and others who Kpoke on the Issues
of the present city campaign. After Wil
liam Stock ham and W. H. Elboum had
snoken a few words each on behalf of
their candidacies for the city clerkship.
A. II. Heniiings presenced his platform ilth
a few remarks of felicitation to the voters.
The platform Is as follows:
Omaha is a great and growing city and
in the next few years should be placed
in th front rank with the leading cities
of the country. To do this we must have
a clean and progresMve business admin
istration rflth every reasonable encourage
ment to every legitimate business enter
prise. Our city is also a cosmopolitan city, nil
classes and ndittnns of people being
represented, and under our form of govern
ment one person should have the same
rights and privileges as any other person.
If elected 1 shall work for the Interest
of all, and represent the masses rather
than the classes. Wo want to build up
the cily by increasing our opulatlon not
to drive, people away. I shall stand for
a rational, equltablo and conservative en
forcement of law, but do not believe It to
be to the Interest of our city to return,
either to the wide open town or to the
old puritanical Idea and "blue laws" of
years ago. Being a firm believer In law,
decency and order. I am opposed to any
nessnnd daschlef.
thing in the nature of a reign of lawless
ness and crime, and ss chief executive of
the city would do everything in my power
to keep professional criminals aa far as
possible from the corporate limits of the
Honesty to Be Expected.
It Is expected city officials should be
honest, and so should the city be honest.
All special warrants and other obligations
of the city .should be paid with the leRHl
rate of Interest, so that Improvement bonds
mav lie, sold at the lowest interest tale
possible. This ran only be done if we
preserve the good name and credit of our
city in tho eastern markets, and when con
tractors and those rendering services to
the city knpw they will be paid In an
honest dollar the cost of the work done
for the city will be materially reduced.
Corporations must not Infringe on the
rights of the people. The people of Omaha
are entitled to the best service and rea
sonable rates from every public aervlce
corporation. They should have the back
ing of the city government In every rea
sonable demand and the corporations should
have the protection of the cily against
every hold up and every unjust demand.
8ome people carry the impression that
city officials have free telephones, free
gas, free water, and that they and mem
liers of their family ride on street car
passes. As city treasurer I have never
been offered nor have I accepted any of
these privileges, nor would I accept them
If l were mayor.
I am in favor of economy In uniting
offices and In abolishing sinecures, and
as mayor shall attempt to bring the ex
penditures of the city to the lowest possible
notch, thus hoping to reduce the tux levy.
1 believe ht" an honfst dwy'a work 'and
honest day's pay and shall insist that
city employes render the same service to
the city as would lie expected ot tncin in
any business house.
Having all m Interests In Omaha and
expecting to remain here it is not necessary
to any I favor public Improvements and
beautifying of the city, as that follows
as a natural consequence.
The future record of a public official
mny be best judged by ids past record, and
as to a guarantee of mv sincerity aud
ability to do my duty I point to my recora
as custodian ut public money and a col
lector of taxes. I shall always stand for
equal rights to all citizens "A square deal
for all, and no graft.
Sham and Real Reformer.
President Christie of the club then Intro
duced Mr. Rosewater, who placed particu
lar stress on munlcipul ownership ot public
utilities as the solution of most of the ills
which beset municipal affairs in thla and
other cities.
Mr. Rosewater explained that his talk was
a farewell. one before his trip abroad.
. "I take no stock in sham reforms or re-
ioiiiicib, 1 1 u i mm. nun.- .v.-
ords will not squaje up with present pro-
fesslons," said the speaker. "I havo ad
vocated municipal ownerahlp for thirty
years and am still of the opinion that If
we want a city government 'of the people,
for the people and by tho people' we must
have munlcipul ownership." He declared
that many of those who rode Into public
office three years ago with a hue and cry
of public ownership on their lips did all
they could later to defeat public ownership
Issues when brought face to face with them.
Mr. Rosewater reviewed the water works,
gas and other matters of local Importance
and stated it us his belief Mr. llenninga
had the moral courage to serve the people
well, hew to the line, enforce the Inws with
propriety aud common aenae, and added
that Mr. Hennings had already been tried
In public office and had not been found
wanting in the discharge of his duties.
;;i st. louis merger sustained
' Judae Phillips Decides, taaiiist
stockholder Who Try to Set
Aside the Deal.
ST. LOUIS, March 8 Judge Philips, In
the United Btahs court of appeals, decided
today against Cella, Adler & Tlllea of St.
Louis In their effort to overthrow the
merger of the United Railways and the
Transit company. The suit, brought orig
inally in the state courts and then trans
ferred to the federal court, was direeird
against Brown Bros, of New York, who
brought about the merger. It sought to
overthrow the tripartite agreement between
Hrown Bros, and th United Railways and
ths Traiult company, by which five shares
of Transit stock were to be exchanged for
two of United Railways, the stockholders
also putting up the money ot pay tho In
debtedness of the Transit company.
Cella, Adler & Tllles, stockholders of the
Transit company, refused to enter the
agreement and alleged misrepresentation
against Brown Bros Judge Philips holds
tViut , h.r. v.u nn iiiirtrnrefttktii t .Inilffmi I
Hook and Trteber concurring.
Refuse to Hepudlnte Pnrt of Writ
Ins Not Approved by Ills
WASHINGTON. Marob 8. Father George
Tyrell, prominent meryoer for a number of
years of the Society7 of Jesus, hss with
drawn from the ordfr. Ihe Immediate cause
being hia unwillinKDiess to repudiate cer
tain parts of his writings which did not
meet aith the Mi.roval of his superiors.
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CHICAGO. M'Srrh S.-AsMstHUl Slate's
Attorney ols-i iisde his orf-mng sddr.s
to 'he Jury tlij) iu the trt..l of Kubaid
lens tor the ni'ibr of Mis. lassie Hol
lit'r. objection lo a conf. -rioti purporting
to hd bvB Uiai If lviis was overruled.
Fnlr Friday and Saturday.
Temperature at Omaha Vesterdayi
Hour. lea. Hoar. Den.
K a. m KM 1 p. m 12
a. m .tr 3 p. m 4l
7 a. m HT St p. m 4lt
a. m .37 4p. m -ft
9 a. ni 441 K p. m
in n. m 44 p. m. 41
11 n. m 4 T p. m 41
12 m no a. p. m 40
ft p. m 4)
Lend Monopoly Absorb Omaha, Chi
cago nnd Milwaukee Concern
for Five Million.
"The l-ad trust has consummated the
purchase of the thre plants of the Carter
White Iead company," was the unequivo
cal announcement of a prominent Omaha
business man to The Ree yesterday. "This
Is straight." he added. "The three plants,
at Omaha, Chicago and Montreal, are con
sumed in tho deal and I think the price
was I.OOO.flOO. though of the exact figures I
won't be sure.
"I cannot say whether the trust will con
tinue to operate th Omaha plant, but my
Impression Is It will, snd It may turn out
to be a gooi thing for Oi.iha.
i nsppen t11 Know tne innepennem eoiu
pany made the best flght It could against
being absorbed by the trust, but found It
self unahk longrr to withstand the pres
sure. It was a case of knuckles down snd
the small ones couldn't hit from taw."
President E. J. Cornish Is not In the city
Just now, but when here last week denied
the deal had been made. A similar denial
was made about the same time In the New
York Commercial, but the Omaha business
man claims to have undeniable Information
the transaction Is now complete.
Head of American Society for Protec
tion of Animal Retires After
Seventeen Turn' Service.
NEW YORK. March 8. John P. Halnrs,
who for seventeen years has been president
of the American Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals, with headquarters
In this city, resigned his position tonight.
Mr. Hnlnvs presented a long letter to the
board of managers, In which he gives his
reason for retiring ss the head of the so
ciety. He says he has been assailed of lote
as though he had committed some act of
wickedness by a small but persistent hand
of people with this one common character
istic, that none of them has ever before
been known to care for animal protection.
Mr. Haines incorporated In his letter a
statement from a firm of certified public
accountants attesting the financial condi
tion of the society and Its accounts. Thla
report Is' Introduced. Mr. Haines says. In
order that there may be "no possibility of
question of the absolute Integrity which
rules and has ruled in every sart of our
The resignation was accepted, to take ef
fect May 1.
Former Sew York State Senator' Not
fiullty of Conspiracy to De
fraud; Government.
WASHINGTON. March 8. George E.
Green, a former state senator of New York
who has been on trial In the district su
preme court for more than two weeks on
charees of conspiracy to commit an of
fense against the I'nlted States and to de
fraud the government In connection with
the sale of time recording clocks to the
Postoffice department, was today acquitted
by a Jury.
The announcement of the verdict, which
was returned In court shortly before
o'clock this afternoon, war, followed by a
remarkable demonstration on the part of
Mr. Green's friends who overwhelmed him
with congratulations.
The verdict waa reached after four hours'
BanlB.a rsiiftir-frtc r.TfftrBirn
President of Natloaal Association
Says Organisation Has So
Grievances This Year.
DULUTH. Minn., March 8. Frank A,
Jones of Sun Francisco, president of .the
National Marine Engineers' Beneficiary
association, addressed a large meeting of
members here Inst night. He will visit
the lake locals and go on to the Atlantic
"Our association has no grievances this
year," said President Jones. 'and wo are
very contented. The National Marin En
gineer's Beneficiary association now has
ll.tMi members, belonging to lid locals.
Three thousand of our members are em
ployed on the great lakes."
Paymaster for Strikebound Firm In
New ork la Seriously
NEW YORK, March 8 William A. Ma
laney, a paymaster for Post & McCord on
one of the buildings the firir. ia erecting
with nonunion Iron workers, was burned
and ptlnfully cut tonight when a man
whom he says he recognised as a striker
threw a bottle filled with ammonia in his
face. Mulaney fell to the ground, but as he
did so pulled a revolver from his pocke
and fired it to attract help. A (oliceman
and several hundred men and boys started
In pursuit of the fleeing assailant, who
was finally captured. He refused to give
his name.
Rock Island Euglneer to Tnke Charge
ot Railroad la Oriental
lasalar Possessions.
1 .
NUW YORK. March . It an
nounced today that Edward J. Beard, pi In
clpal assistant engineer of the Chicago,
Rock Island k Pacific railroad, has ac
Cepted appointment as engineer of steam
railways In the Philippines for J. G. White
& Co., the New York engineering firm,
which was awarded the ll,0Ub.0X) contract
for the building of a part of the rallwa
system proposed by the Insular government
Dlstluaolahrd Patient Is Esteemrly
Weak. hat Is Hestlas
R mV'H ESTER. N Y.. March S.-MIhs
gusun li. Anthony is resting comfortably,
but i rxtreiii-l weak. This weakness is
the one untavorsble nipto.ia about her
goudltivu lUai vut. ivsi Irkuds awUsly.
Measure Attracts Mora Attention Than AaJ
Other Issue for Many Year.
Earnest Consideration of Many Propositions
for Amendment,
Mr. Nelson Will Take Ground that Texas
Plan is Unconstitutional.
nn Senntor Says Hill Will '
Be Changed So aa to Add to Any
Rights Railroad Sow
WASHINGTON. March 8-Regardless cf
the fact that the statehood bill waa th
nly question discussed In the senate .today
the house railroad rate bill continued as an
hsnrblng topic ami groups of senators met
In earnest hut Informal consideration of
the many propositions that have been sug
gested In the way of amendment. Without
doubt no bill has been before congress In
ears that has been given so much atten
tion when the issue between the opposing
factions has been one that could be settled
hrough the use, of so few words. The
question Is the choice r.f the words.
Judicial review of orders of the Inter
state Commerce commission has (mm the
first been the only real Issue between the
opposing factions. One faction, that sup
porting the bill In Its present form, de
clares that It has no objection to rallroada
having their day In court, and It has made
the assertion thnt this Is provided by ths
present bill. The othor posltlv faction
contends that It wants the same thing, but
that the bill should provide for this In
specific terms. There are other factlona
which have amendments, such as tho
Spooner plsn of Impounding the difference
between the commission's rate and the rall-
oad's rate, pending a determination of the
equity of the former, and tha senator ad
vocating the Bailey proposition declaring
for a full review by the courts, but limit
ing the powr of th circuit courts to en
join the orders of the commission.
Several senators will answer Senator
Bailey's speech. Among these Is Senator
Nelson. He takes th position that Sena
tor Bailey has brouKht forward a plan that
Is not in harmony with the constitution.
Dolllver and Moody Confer.
Senator Dolllver and Attorney General
Moody conferred regarding th legal points
raised yesterday in tho senate discussion
on ths railroad rate bill. Ths senator would
not specify the questions considered, but at
the conoluslon of the conference expressed
the opinion that the friends of the rats bill
need have 110 fear that the aenat will
adopt an amendment which would add to
the righta ths railroads now tav in tbo
Courts.. . " ' '
Democratic senators are disposed hot to
enter into a general discussion of the rate
bin until after Senator Bailey's proposition
has been presented. He was called to Mis
sissippi today by the serious illness of his
Senator Aldrlch, the leader of the 'repub
lican senators who are seeking to amend
the bill, Is In New York, called there by
the Illness of his daughter, Mrs. John D.
Rockefeller, jr.
If. H. Roacera and John D. Archlbold
Confer with the President.
WASHINGTON, March 8. H. H. Rogers
and John D. Archlbold of New York.' vice
presidents of the Standard Oil company,
were in conference with President Roose
velt nt the White House tonight. .Neither
of them would discuss the nature of their
call. They arrived in Washington early In
the evnitug and expect to leave bars to
morrow. It was im!osslble to learn anything re
garding the conference which the Stand
ard Oil officials had with the president.
Very few knew of their visit, and the fart
that their engagement was to call on the
president was not known. While' it is pos
sible that the call had some connection
with the subject of, the message which
President Roosevelt sent to congress yester
day calling attention to the tact that with
out an extra appropriation and the power
to compel the attendance of witnesses the
Tlllman-Glllespie resolution which he signed
to Investigate alleged railroad monopolies
of coal and oil will amount to very little
and might achieve nothing, there was
nothing nn which any definite statement of
the purpose of the conference could be
based. Both officials repaired to their hotel
after leaving the White House.
Government rakes Steps to Prevent
Its Spread Anions; Eiarloyea.
WASHINGTON. March 8. A crusods
against the apread of tuberculosis among,
the employes of tho government service iu
Washington was today directed by Presi
dent Roosevelt, who Issued an order to ths
heads of all departments giving thorn ex
plicit instructions a to their duties in
combatting the disease. After referring to
the report of the committee appointed by
an executive order, of December
prepare a plan for the prevention of tuber
culosis in government offices and work
shoiis, the order directs that the bead Of
each executive department In Washington
shall see that ttje printed rules prepared
by the committee shall be placed In each
federal building under his control; that
the nunies of persons In bis department
who are affected with tuberculosis be
ascertained and u copy of the rules be
presented to each; that nonob-rvaiice of
the rules may. at the discretion of the de
partment head, be considered Just cause
for separation from the service.
Hundred aad Forty Miles of New Mao
to lie Constructed In North
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Maich 8 The
Tribune tomorrow will nay: The 800 rail
road will spend pVj0,W for Improvement
and equipment this year. The first great
Improvement Will b the building of Itu
ndlea of new road In North Dakota. Jurt
where these nilieo of new track will be
laid Is not yet known.
The growth of the Soo In mileage has
led to a vast outlay of money for equip
ment, which has h.H-n oldeied for debvi r;.'
by KcpW iabrr 1. No les than fort ven
locomotives. 1 fci boxcars, fifty refriger
ator urn and fifteen sirnger vehicles oL
tu (.! Utu.i tin tvtu vf titled.