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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 14, 1906-TWELVE TAGES.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
FAILS TO TELL TRUTH
Mr. Cookrell Severely Kepriniands Xansaa
City Manazer for Etn-.dard Oil Co.
ASKS HIM NOT TO DODGE QUESTION
Employe of Monopoly for Twentj-Eteht
Yean Knows Bothine of Its Affaire.
RAILWAY EMPLOYES ARE BRIBED
Former Aeent of Octopns. Tells How He
Secured Information About Competitors.
SHIPPER TO OMAHA IS DRIVEN OUT
J. y. Kmip, Who Bold lrt Oil Here,
forced to Suspend Bulue by
Advuoce In Freight
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. March 13. Franci
M. Cookrell of the Interstate Commerce
commission, severely reprimanded G. W
Mayer. Kansas City manager of the Stand
ard Oil company, today during the Invest!
a at Ion Into the aliened method of rail
road and the Standard Oil company In
discrimination against the Independent oil
men hereabout. The. attorney for the
commission. J T. Marcband and Charles
Munn and the lawyer for the independent
oil producer. Frank & Monctt,, Clifford
Thome, and 8. W. BrookhaFt, had .been try-
Iiik hard to get from Mayer an admission
that there wo ny concctlon lietween the
Btanddrd OH company, the Union Tank
Line company, the Republic Oil company
tho Watcr-Plerce Oil company and other
companies. To all questions Mr. Mayer
answered: "I don't know." although he
had been manager of the Standard Oil
company for IS year. At the close of hi
testimony lr. Cock rail asked him: "Tell
this mmmli.liin. are the Republic Oil
company and the Watere-l'leree Oil com
any part of the Btandard OH company?"
"I do not know, fir."
"What I your bent Impression about It?"
'I have, none."
"Don't you feel and know in your heart j
that they ore nil lart and parcel of tho
"I do not know."
"Don't you feel In your heart It is so?"
"I don't know, sir."
Corkrrll la Emphatic.
Then the veteran cx-stjnator s'.upped the
desk with hi tist and said severely: 'l am
tired and lck of this effort of the Standard
oil people to conoeuT this fact when every
man. woman and child know It la o. Now
: everybody wants the 'truth told hero and
why don't you tell It? Every tub ought to
stand up on It own bottom and you folks
oughtn't to dodge this question further." ,
Beveral witnesses testified today to dis
crimination by railroad against Independ
. The hearing will tie concluded tomorrow,
'' 'the testimony of J3. T. McCarthy of
- '1n 4snlnTMWrntir of . Wuapa W.
Indian, Terrltpry, brought forth two'letter
- on -titl rates,' ou.""froni the Standard Oil
company' office at 26 Broadway. New
' York, and the other from . the St.
lxiuls ft San Francisco railway' general
offices. McCarthy ald that hie mine was
Just over the Kansas line, rlx. mile from
Baxter Springs, Kansas. lie told of an
effort on hia nart to use oil from th
Kansas field Instead of coal at hi mine.
II had, ha said, on November 27 last, writ
Ira F. K. Voorheea, general freight agent
of the St. Louis A Ban Francisco railway.
requesting a rate on oil from the Kansas
field to Quapaw. In a letter written In re
ply by Mr. Voorheea, and which wa In
troduced, the latter quoted a rate of 1?
rents a hundred pound on crude oil and
fuel oil from Neodesha. Kan., to Baxter
Springs, and of U cent to Quapaw.
Railroad Ratea Not tho Same.
At about the aame time, witness said,
ho had written a similar leyer to the
Standard OH company and had received a
reply from C. W. Ouston, manager of th
fuel department of the Standard. Mr.
Ouston' letter, which wa presented a
evidence, read a follow: .
Replying to your favor of the 12th Inst.,
while. the rate of freight from Neodesha,
Kan., to Paster Springs la only 64 cents
per hundred pounds. It is 24 cents per hun
dred to Quapaw station, I. T., which would
Make the price of oil delivered them 3Vi
fu nis a gallon, at which figure we do not
think you could usn oil economically a
ataltist the low-priced coal you could proh
-ably purchase. Of course, the amount of
. oil required to equal a ton of coal would
depend on the Quality of the coal used
but with an ordinary grade of run of mine
coal It would take about three barrels of
oil, forty-two gallon to th barrel, to equal
a ton of coal.
We fear you will find the price w name
. too high to enable you to use oil to ad
,' vantage a against the cheap coal that you
can prooaoiy purchase.
Theae letter were Introduced in an at
tempt to prove that while the railway com
. pany charged all other 17 cent for trans,
porting oil from Neodesha to Baxter
Spring. U charged the Standard Oil com
pany only at cent for th same haul. Th
correspondence also wa Introduced to
prove that while th Standard secured
rat of f',-4 cent for transporting oil from
Neodesha to Baxter Springs, a distance
approximately of fifty-six miles, the rail
road charged In effect 17H cent for
haul of alx mile further beyond th Kan
Former Agent Talks.
E. L. Wlllhoyt. formerly an agent at To-
peka. Kan., for the Standard OH company.
but now an Independent dealer with offioe
at Joplln and Springfield, Mo., wa placed
on the stand. In reply to question Mr,
' "Th Btandard Oil company when I wa
with them wa charged IS a car by th
' Terminal company In St. Louis for trans.
porting a car from East St. Louis. 111.', to
St. Louis, Mo. To save this IS the Stand
ard laid a pipe line under the liver and
every ear of oil bound westward would be
pumped out In IJast St. Louis and pumped
Into another car In St. Louis. This $5 a
ur saved wa that much off the ability of
th Independent dealer to live In competl
tion with th Btandard."
Continuing. Mr. Wlllhoyt said?
'"Since I have been In buBinesa for my
self I have had much trouble in getting
tny tank car trans-shipped at St. Louis.
This generally happens when I am low on
OIL Once I had a tank car of oil drift on
from St. Louis to Alabama. At the time
wa out of oil and I lost a lot of cur mat
r on account of It. The Standard com
pany, my competitor In Springfield had
plenty of oU and got the customer
Mr. Wlllhoyt aald that while agent of
th Standard at Topeka ha wa Instructed
to watch all shipments of oil to that point
and to ascertain th nama of th shipper
and th point of destination.
"How would yoj get information from
Continued oa Itcoud Page)
COUNTESS ASKS FULL DIVORCE
Attorney for Madame de Ceatellaae
Request Permission to Amend
PAKI8. "March 1$. Countess Bonl de
Castcllsne accompanied by Edmund Kelly.
her lawyer, today speared before Judg
Iltte. president of the civil tribunal of
the Seine and Ruled for permission to
amend the proceedings In her application
for a reparation from her husband so that
the decree will give her an sbsolute
divorce. The application asked for a ep
arate domicile und custody of the children
. 7 5efore finally deciding com
j' 3" i usual formality of requir-f-
- d and wife to appear to
4 ) purposo of Interrogating
t i the possibility of a re-
h latter wtll fulfill the
- nt. but It la not expected
I z No result a the xmrUm
2 rmined t. Terminate their
fi 5 tlnt appearance1 befora th
j In four or flv day and
Vreafter an amended bill
will be t d a writ will be served on
the same ground as previously the only
Chang being a petition that th bonds of
matrimony b dlseolved.
ALTAR IN THE OPEN AIR
Charehea tkot Irar Gah faat.Care
For Feral of Fresrh '
PARIS. March. 13. Hundred of funeral
are being held today at the towns aur
rounding Courrleres, where the mine dis
aster Saturday, resulted In the loss of
over 1,000 lives. Snow has fallen, but lines
of mourner fill every road, many of them
carrying casket where hearse were not
obtainable. At Bllly-Montigny. a rough
altar wa erected In the open air and
funeral service were conducted oyer sixty
bodies. Another and similar ceremony oc
curred at Merlcourt over the unidentified
The company' latest figures show that
there were 1.121 victim of the explosion.
Mining Director Meyer of Heine, Prussia,
with his rescue corps of Westphallans,
recovered twenty-six bodies this morning.
The heroic efforts of the Germans are ex
citing admiration and praise.
POLITICAL FIGHT IN MADRID
General of Army Greatly F.aclted
OTer Chnrge of Irrearolnrltle
and speaker Aasaalted.
MADRID. March 13. As the' royal cor
tege was paving the Chamber of Deputies
nephew of General rrlmo-Rlvera. the
former commander of , the Spanish troops
the Philippines, eavagoly assaulted
Deputy Bogfano for criticising acts of the
Spanish generals In Cuba and the Philip
pine. 8cnor Soglano was knocked down
and lost two of his teeth. .
The assault followed united declaration
upon tho part of Generals Rivera. Weylef,
Blanco and Linares denying the charge of
Irregularity In 'Cuba and the Philippines,
Oaneral Rivera'. announced, 'that ha would
resign from tho army unless the govern
ment defended the: general against' the
charges and General Weyler declared that
he Intended to take their defenso Into tils
own hands. ! Rivera' nephew thereupon
determined to- publicly assault Deputy
Soglano, who was chiefly responsible for
the critic! ma.
DIVISION AMONG UNIONISTS
Thirty-Three Member of British
Minority Refaae to Vote for
LONDON. March IS. The fiscal debate In
tho House of Commons ended early thl
evening by the premier. Sir Henry Camp-bell-Baiinerman,
inovlng the closure. Tlie
afternoon's disrusHlon was devoid of Inter
est. The motion of Sir Jame Kitson,
ministerialist, declaring It to be the determ
ination of Parliament to resist any attempt
to Institute protective diuie. wa carried
by 471 to 9 vote. -
The division displayed a cleavage In tho
unionist ranks, qn the protection policy.
Klght unionist. Including Lord Robert Ce
cil, voted with th government for Sir
James Kitson' motion and twenty-five
other free food unionist abstained from
New Portrait of the Pope.
ROME, March It. Carolus Duran, the
famous portrait painter, I about, to paint a
portrait of Pope Plus X, taking hi inspira
tion from Titian's portrait of Pope Paul III
t nioaUt Wlaa Bye-Flection.
LONDON, March 13. The bye-election at
Basingstoke yesterday, occasioned by the
death of A. F. Jeffrey (conservative), ha
resulted In the election of a unionist, Ar
thur Clavell Salter.
Old Servian Cabinet Netaras.
BELGRADE, Servla, March IS.-In conse
quence of the failure of- all attempt to
form a new cabinet ths old ministry,
lightly altered, will return to poaer.
MINE .OFFICIALS IN JAIL
Idaho Sheriff Take Charge
Aeeased Men la Spit of
CALDWELL, Idaho. March 13. -Under a
heavy guard, Moyer. Haywood and Petti
bone, who have been Indicted for the niur
der of former Governor Steunenberg, were
removed today from the state prison In
Boise to the Canyon county Jull in thl
city, against the protest of Governor
To forestall any efforts' at rescue, which
he believed might be attempted. Sheriff
Nichols ha sworn In dosena of deputy
herlffs, who will patrol the jail night and
day while the federation officials are de
tained there. If thl protection la riot
sufficient Governor Gooding will call out
ARGUMENT IN PACKERS' CASE
Mr. ssorriaoa uvea lor Uvteraaaeat
and . I . Fallowed by Messrs
Millar aad Brown for Defease.
CHICAGO, March 11 District Attorney
Morrison made the opt-ntng argument for
the government la the hearing of .he pack
era plea for Immunity before Judg
Humphrey thl afternoon. Attorney John
S. Miller concluded his contention in be
half of Armour Co., and wa followed
by Attorney George W. Brown, represent
ing the Swift Interest. Attorney M. Rosen
thal, for the packers, will follow District
Attorney Morrison, after which Attf rn. y
I Uvutral Moody will make la argument.
SIMMS ON FREIGHT RATES
8enator from Sorth Carolina Defends the
Hepburn Railroad Bill.
HOW CHARGES ARE MANIPULATED
C'haage In ehedale Have Greater
Effect Than thaage In Rate
According to Itesalt of
WASHINGTON, March 13. Before taking
up the railroad resolution today the ehat
passed a number of bills. Ono of them pro
vide for the punishment of government
official for the premature dlvulgencVs of
secret Information of government bureaus
in uch matter a crop reports; another
grant executive authority In the matter
of construction of bridge over navigable
streams, and arttlt another give congres
sional sanction to th effort on the part
of Delaware and New Jersey to adjust their
long pending dispute.
Mr. Blmmoh made tha speech of the day
on the railroad rate. Ha announced hi
up port of the house measure, but said
he would not oppose reasonable modifica
tion. Mr. Tillman announced that after
tomorrow he would seek to have the rate
bill taken up each day Immediately after
disponing of th routine. -tmslness of th
senate Instead of waiting until t o clock,
The following Mil were passed:
Authorising the erection of a public build
ing at Denver. Colo., at a costT of 2.i,00O.
Regulating the use of reservoir sites on
the public lands.
Authorising the secretary of war to do
nate to the state of Idaho two Krupn guns
captured by Idaho troops In tho 1'hlllpplnes.
Providing for the disposal of Isolated
tracts of public lands.
Providing for the establishment of town
slt?s on the Kiowa. Comanche and Apache
Indian reservation In Oklahoma. - f-
Menator Simmon (ipeak.
Mr. Simmons gave practically all hi at
tention to the right of congress to confer
upon the Interstate Commerce commission
the . power to fix rate, contending that
urh a tight exists beyond question. He
assorted, contrary to the contention of
Mr. Lodge, Mr. Foraker and other oppo
nents of the pending bill, that "existing
transportation rates are In many instances
ur.just and unreasonably high, and that
unfair and ruinous discriminations are
practiced against Individuals and locali
He said that this was true, notwith
standing th declaration of the railroads
that there have been very eltght changes
In recent years In the rates charged under
the six grent classes Into which freights
are subdivided, and added:
That fact, if It be a fact, would show
that the freights actually paid by pro
ducers and shipper have not been In
creased. What It would show, and all that
it would show. Is that If rates have been
increased, they have not been Increased
by the open ;nnd above-board process of
raising these class charge. A a matter
of fart, shown by railroad statistics them
selves as, well as by report of the Inter
state Commerce commission, railroad rates
have been Increased, and largely Increased,
during tho last six years, nbt by the
proces of raising the specific rates of
schedule or commodities, but by the more
Insidious method of commodity reclassifica
tions. - ,
Tlecomlug more specific in his charge X
eaid:. --. .-.- - -
Beirlnnlng with the year won', hundreds
and even thousands of articles have been
reclasnltied by raising them from a lower
to a higher-priced class in the various or
ders promulgated by the railroads in the
several divixions Into which they have
divided for this purpose in the whole coun
try. In one classification, known as order
No. ZO. issued earlv in that vear and an.
plying to northern and eastern traffic, there
were nearly & reclassifications, of which
H72 were Increases and only six reductions.
y anoiner reclassification order, made In
the same year and known as order No. 30
and applying to western business. R7 re
classification w ere made, of which 240 were
increase ana only seventeen reduction,
while by order No. 25, applying to southern
traffic, made in the same year, out of 636
reclassifications 631 were Increases.
Effect of Reclassification.
Considering all reclassini-utlnns mnria
lng these years. It may bo that the num-
Der or articles actually raised did not
groat ly exceed the number nominally re
duced, but the relative number of article
raised or reduced is comparatively unlm-
r'oniii. nit BiKnmrant iact Is tne com
mercial Importance of the artifles raimA
or reduced aud the resultant increase or
decrease in the cost of their transporta-
. c.uuiiinuuu conclusively snows that
those increased In these years, are not only
relatively of little commerrlal imiw.rtanoe
but that the percentage of the reduction
in rates on articles reduced is far below the
f" ' i increase m rales on articles
He reached the conclusion that
If the hlarh rrarln mmmnu.
high rates are charred are mi.i ui.
crimlnalely with low grade comnioaiuea
upon which lower rates are chameri ih.
average cost per ton mile will be Influenced
,ir.,r, r.Liu ny me amount of
tonnuge hauled than by the rat charged
It la a fact of common knowledge, ahown
by statistics nnd verified by the reports of
the interstate Commerce- commission, that
during the period of our great prosperity
and business activity there has heen an
Increase in the volume of low grade
freights altogether out of proportion to the
Increase In volume of high grade freights
nd .hat thl fact has held down th. in
crease, in th average rate per ton mile.
He declared that the result wa a de
cidedly large Increase In th average rate
Railroad Proffta Not Small.
Mr. Simmon also controverted th con
tention that the profits on railroad Invest
ment are small, saying:
As a matter of fact, legitimate railmsri
iisvc o-miy int i teu in recent
years, ur course, tne- average percentage
of profit could not be exuecied to in
largo upon a capitalisation including mil
lion aud even billions of dollars based
not upon cot of physical preparations or
upon tangible values at all, but baaed
nmlnly on earning capacity. By tnis pro
cess of capitalisation, which a few years
ago, under the Initiative of a great imau
cier, became a lad In circles of frenzied
nuance, a large part of luVuw milea ot mil.
way and over kuu Independent lints have
Dcen rcorganiseu ana recapitalised.
After giving illustrations and asserting
that the 8u0 independent railway line of
th country had been reorganised Into alx
or eight groups, he said:
Notwithstanding thl falte and fictitious
capitalisation oa account of the enormous
earning capacity of our railroads, the per
centage of railroad elocka paying dividends
and the earning capacity of railroad have
materially increased in recent year and
is still uicreasing. . .
He said that while in 1&7 the railroads
earned tt.3&! per mile, th figure In 1S04
had -been increased to S9.3U6. In tha latter
year the balance left, after deducting the
Interest and fixed charge from th earu
lngs of tha roads of the country, was
SXT.OOu.uju, against 1 .4,0uu.0u0 in 1330.
Favoritism ta Bis Shipper.
Mr. Simmon said that notwithstanding
then Dguraa, he did not believe that the
present tendency of rate I upward. HI
especial complaint was of the favoritism
Ahown to the big slilppci. He hoped that
th rapacity of both th railroad and the
big shippers wjuld be It .trained.
Ha did not believe, he aaid, that th
supervision of rate by the government
would result In Injury to th roads, and in
support of thl contention cited tha faci
that during the ten year from lsttT to IW7,
In which tha Interstate Ctunmerc coniiula
sluo actually exercised the power of fixing
iContiuotd oa chmoiiJ i'ttg.
GAS WELL AGAIN GETS AWAY
Iron Mood Melted by Intense Heat
aad Monntnln of Flame
CANET, Kan.. March-U. Tha great gas
well six miles from here, which was capped
yesterday with a huge iron hood after It
had burned without restraint for seven
teen days, consuming millions of -feet of
gas, bunt forth again tonight. After hav
ing confined the fire for twelve hour the
hood wa perfoi-ftfcfd today by th tre
mendous force of nd and flame beneath
11 and anon boeanvv a heap of scrap Iron.
Condition at thoVurnlng gas well are
worse tonight than at any I'm since the
fire started. A veritable mountain of flame
1 now pouting f ron he well and the hood
and huge system of pipe which were yes
terday used In a vain attempt to cap
the gasser are ettfcer a molten mass or
are warped and twisted by th Intense heat.
Trees at a- considerable distance, which
had put out tea,re a a result of the
artificial heat,.- are- now 00 fire. - After th
sand cot through the hood it colls psed so
rapidly that not even the truck system of
pipe resting upott it Could be removed
from danger. But the loss of the hood
and almost th entire system of connec
tion doe not appear to discourage the
men In charge, as they are now engaged
In tha construction of a new hood and
th material la on th way to replace the
other parts which have been rendered use
less by the heat. . .
RATE READJUSTMENT ASKED
Mlssonrl River . Jobber Present
Claim to W stern Trnnk
CHICAGO. March IS. (Special Telegram.)
A delegation of. Missouri river Jobbers
fifty strong Invaded Chicago today to pre
sent their claim for a reduction in through
raten from the Atlantic seaboard to the
river, before the Western Trunk: Lines"
association. The committee of three repre
senting Chicago, St. Iouls and Qulnry, wai
almost crowded out.
The meeting resulted In nothing definite,
more than a promise to consider the pro
posed reduction of rate and Instructions to
W. A. Hosiner of the association to pre
pare a schedule showing how far-reaching
the proposed reduction would be and how
It would affect the revenu- of the railroads.
The chief argument was presented by W
P. Trlckett of th Kansas City freight hw
reau. ell acknowledged that the leading
reason for seeking )he reduction was to
gain an advantage &vcr the 'Chicago Job'
hers and It waa declared to be of no bene
fit to Missouri iirvpolnt to have a Tel
atlve reduction of -Hi local rate between
Chicago or St. ' Lo is and the Missouri
river, and that they were against the prop
It I thought Ihe Missouri river men would
have done better to-jnke Ihelr complaint di
rectly to the Interstate Commcrc commis
PANIC ON 0CjAIU STEAMSHIP
Officer of the flndsoa Have DlfHenltjr
In. Controlling Fa rawer
""VW"J"""" nrlnig atorm. .
NEW TORK, March 1S.-U. terrifying ex
perience at soa was reported by the officer
of the French line steamer Hudson, which
arrived here today. During the storm
which swept tho Atlantic last Friday after
noon and evening the 336 steeraga passen
gers on the steamer became panic-stricken
and were quieted only after the captain
and first officer had threatened them with
revolver and knire. When the storm was
at Its worst the f ear-erased Bteerage pas
senger sought to go on deck. Insisting that
If they must die they wanted to meet death
In the open. The steward and minor offi
cers lost control of tho passengers and ap
pealed to the captain for assistance. Cap
tarn Juham and First Officer MehauBas,
who were on the bridge, hurried to the
steerage quarters and attempted to pacify
tho terrorised passengers. First they as
sured them that there was no danger, then
threatened them and Anally drew revolver
and knives and raid they, would use them
unless the passengers became quiet. Order
finally wa restored. Soon afterwards the
Captain Juham said that the storm, while
It lasted, wa the- most severe he ever, saw
In hi thirty years' experience at sea.
DEATH TO BE INVESTIGATED
Playwright De Lane Dead In New
York aad Police Have Theory
NEW TORK, March 11 Louis De Lang,
author of the "Globe Trotter" and other
play wa found dead today and murder
I suspected. The body wa found In bed
today with the throat cut.
The suspicions of the police that De Lang
was murdered are based on a statement
made by the dead man sister-in-law, Mrs.
Alexander C. De Lang. About four o'clock
this morning she heard the playwright,
who Uvea In the aame apartment house.
come home and go to hi room. Someone
accompanied him. Shortly after they en
tered th room Mr. De Lang heard sound
of quarreling and think that she also
heard a scuffle. Then ah beard her
brother-in-law' vole exclaim: "Oh, God;
don't do that."
Going to the hallway she saw a young
man leave the playwright room and go
out of the house. This man, Mr. De Lang
aid, walked as if Intoxicated. She listened
and hearing nothing more from her broth-er-ln-lay'
room, went back to bed. On
rising this morning she told her husband
what she had seen and an Investigation re'
vealed De Lang' death.
TROUBLE IN THE DOWIE FAMILY
Chicago Newspaper Prlata Statemeat
that Elijah aad Wile Have
CHICAGO, March 13. John Alexander
Howie, head of the "Zlon" church, and hi
wife have parted, according to a story
printed in the Daily New. It Is declared
that the last message of Dowie to his hoin
was ignored and that Mrs. Dowle ha
thrown her lot with th ordinary follower
of Zlon. It 1 claimed that Mr. Dowle ha
aid to her friend that h lias been de
ceived a to th real condition in th
church and believed that millions of money
were available when there wa no such
Mrs. Dowle yesterday called in brokers
who made an Inventory of the furnishings
of the Dowle horn at Ziou City, which 1
decorated In a most expensive manner.
She' declared that she desired to sell every'
thing for the good of the church und that
when the furnishing bad been sold th
house Itself wa at, th iiUpoaal of the
WILSON ANSWERS A FARMER
Explain Where Be is Benefited by the
Increase in Value of Luidi.
OMAHA LAWYERS ON ANTI-INJUNCTION
Monament to Memory of Colonel John
M. Stotaenbnrsi of the First Ne
braska In Arllnsrton Cemetery
Ha Been Completed.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 13. (Special Tele
gram. ) Congressman Kennedy lately re
ceived a letter from J. F. Drabek of Flor
ence, Neb., In which he asks how an In
crease In the value of farm lands will
benefit the average farmer. Thl Inquiry.
Mr. Kennedy' correspondent ays, has
been prompted by reading of the report of
the secretary of agriculture wherein the
gen?ral statement Is made that farm lands
In Nrbraska had Increased 26 per cent In
valu-. He also desires to know what ad
vantage thl increase was to the farmer
and what difference It made If he continued
to live on land and own It.
Realising that thl was a matter for Sec
retary Wilson, Congressman Kennedy
transmitted Mr. Drabek' letter to the ec
retary of agriculture with a request for an
exposition of the reason for the state
ment. Today Secretary WHson ent a
lengthy reply to Mr. Kennedy, which 1
exceedingly illuminating and conclusive
hat good does It do a farmer to know
that his farm will selt for 350 or $100 er
acre rather than for $10 or $30 If he does
not rare to sell?" asks Secretary Wilson.
He pays he ha heard the question many
times and cite that people residing In a
new country who decline to contribute to
getting a railroad Into that country have
raised the question again and again. The
only reply the secretary can think of I
"A thing Is worth what It will fetch. We
bought our lands In Iowa from the I'nlted
State government at $1.25 per acre awav
back before the homestead law. The ame
lands now will sell 011 an average for $75
per acre. The man who paid $1.25 per acre
may raise the same question. How much
better off am I now when my land will sell
for $75 per acre than I was when I paid
$1.2 for It? The land Is worth more or
nobody would pay $75. It will produce
more. If the owner gets tired, as a great
many farmers do, and moves to town he
can rent for more. If he desire to aell
and go west or go Into another business he
can get more. These are the answers that
present themselves to my mind.
Congratulates III Qnestlnner.
"It Is Impossible," continued Secretary
Wilson, "to prevent those, splendid lands
In ho Mississippi valley from rising In
value. In my report I tried to state act
with regard to the Increase In value of the
lands. I did not go into the philosophy
presented by Mr. Drabek. But I desire to
cnngrstulate him that his land has gone
up In value, and I desire to congratulate
the peopln' of Nebraska that they know
more about the way to make those Irfnds
productive than they did when they were
worth less rnoney. Th cr la a more val
uable acre and the Nebraska man know
more than be did about making hi acres
produce, I venture the prediction that tha
Nebrl-a man will continue to learn How
to make those lands still more valuable
nd that they will continue to go up tn
value. They Will double their present price
in his life time, very likely, and after he la
called to his reward they will go on donb
ling again, because they are the best land
In the world." . .
Omaha Men on Injunction Bill.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Mahoney and C. C.
Montgomery of Omaha arrived In Wash
ington this morning. Mr. Mahoney and
Mr. Montgomery are here In relation to
the anti-injunction bill, hearings on which
will be heard tomorrow by the house Judi
clary committee. Mr. Mahoney represents
the National Manufacturer' association
while Mr. Montgomery Is secretary of the
Business Men association of Omaha.
1 Monument to Stotscnbara. '
Th monument to the- memory of John
L. Btotsenburg, colonel of the First Ne
bra ska, which will preserve the memory
of the soldier who fell In the Philippines,
has Just been completed and erected at
Arlington at a cost of $1,100. The statue
is of the simplest but most Imposing in
the nation burial ground. It stands six
and a half feet high and I of polished
dark Qulncy granite. The bronse tablet
on the front was donated by the War de
partment. Colonel Btotsenburg was killed
while leading hi regiment, the First Ne
braska volunteer. In the light at Quln
gua, P. I., April 23, 1899.
. Minor Mattera at Capital. '
Senator Gamble today Introduced a bill
Increasing the limit of cost of the public
building at Yankton, 8. D., to $81,500. This
Increase is made for the purpose of the
placing of exterior lamp stands, addi
tional lock boxes and other minor Improve'
ment. . .
The blH setting part certain land In th
Black Hills, S. D., to be kjiown as Battle
Mountain Sanitarium reserve, passed tha
senate today. This measure ha passed the
house and now goes to th president for
The senate today passed the Millard
Kinkald bill appropriating $100,000 for the
purchase of a site and the erection of 1
public building at Kearney, Neb.
William T. Richardson ha been ap
pointed postmaster at Mynard, Cas county.
Nebraska, vice Minnie Cox, resigned.
The poslofllcea at Princeton, Neb.; White
City, la.: Corsica, Herrlck, Huffton, River'
side and 8tlckney, S. D.. become domestic
money order offices April 2.
Complete rural fre delivery service ha
been ordered established May 1 In Jack
son county, lowa, making a - total of
William S. Richards of Iowa, a clerk in
the office of th auditor for the Stat de
partrnent, ha been selected a disbursing
clerk of the Treasury department. He 1
a friend of Secretary Shaw.
BAIL FOR JUDGE HARGIS
Marcam Murder Case Traaaferred to
I -re Coaaty aad Defeadaata
Released oa Beads.
JACKSON, Ky., March 1$. Special Judge
J. L. Downey tonight entered an order
transferring all five of the Marcum murder
case to Lee county and granting the de
fendants ball In the sum of $10,0u0.
The defendant ar ' ex-County Judge
James Hsrgl. ex-Sheriff Kd Callahan. At
torney B. F. French, John Smith and Joh
Abner. They are charged with being ac
oesaoriua to the killing of Marcum.
Curtis Jtt was convicted of being (he
principal and given lite sentence.
Illlaola Man Acaaltted.
BLOOM 1XGTON. Ill, March 14. Walter
Juntgn, on trial at Danville, charged wit
mistaiioroLirtuiion of funds of a bank
Pails, ill., w aci(uiicJ by th Jury after
a bfrit dtilberaui .
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Llatht Snow Wednesday nnd Probably
Temperatare at Omaha Yeaterdayt
Hoar. Dear. Honr. Dr.
a. m in 1 p. m 1ft
a. m 14 a p. m 80
T a. m..... H 21 p, m...... SI
n. m in 4 p. m Z1
A n. an IK Hp. m...... SI
10 a. tn 1H It p. m Si
11 n. m 141 T p. m 82
19 m. ........ in a p. m It t
S p. tn SI
PENNSYLVANIA TO EXPAND
Stockholder of Road Authorise Pur
chase of Additional Lines
la the F.nat.
PHILADELPHIA, March 13 The princi
pal business transacted today at the an
nual meeting of the stockholders of the
Pennsylvania railroad wa the adoption of
resolution authorizing the acquisition of
additional line. For thl purpose th di
rector were authntixed to Issue from time
to time the remaining capital tock not
required by present outstanding convertible
bonds. The Issuable capital stock amounts
to $13. 01 10,000.
The roads to be acquired are the South
west Pennsylvania railway, which extends
through the coke region from Greensburg
to Connellsville and t'nlon; the York Ha
ven A Rowenna railroad, a link In the
freight line from Tork Haven to Glcnloch,
and the Allegheny Valley railway, forming
a connection between the main line at
Pittsburg and the Erie railroad at Drift
wood. A resolution was adopted appointing a
committee of seven stockholders to nom
inate four directors to be voted for at the
annual election on March 27 to fill the va
cancies on the board that will occur.
ANTHONY FUNERAL THURSDAY
Service Will Be Held at Presbyterian
Cherch tn Rochester In
ROCHESTER. N. Y., March ll.-The
speakers at the funeral of Miss Susan B.
Anthony, which will be held at t o'clock
Thursday afternoon at the Central Pres
byterian church, will be Dr. C. C. Albert-
son, pastor of the church; Rev. William C
Gannett. Miss Anthony' pastor; William
Lloyd Garrison of Boston; Mrs. Carrie
Chapman Catt of New York, who succeeded
Miss Anthony as president of the National
uffrage association, and Rev. Anna Shaw
Th body will He in state for three hour
prior to the funeral. Young women from
tho I'nlvcrsitr of Rochester will act as
Many telegrams of condolence from all
over the country came today. .
ALBANY. N. Y., March 14.-Thn senate
today adopted a resolution of condolence
n the death of Busan B. Anthony, In which
the distinguished character of her er
vice during the olghty-slx year of her
life" wo referred .to, "making her one of
the most famous women of her time."
DROP IN CHICAGO TRACTIONS
Stoeka of Different Com pa a lea Fall
- from Four to Twenty-Three
CHICAGO, March 1.-Price of the Chi
cago Traction tock Buffered everely to.
day on both the New York and Chicago
stock exchange. In New York the price
of Union Traction common stock broke al
most In half, dropping from 11T to 7. The
preferred Mock, whlcli closed last night at
46, declined to 30.
West Chicago showed a decline of 15
points from a close of 60 last night and
Northern Chicago was down 23 points,
There were ho sale of the stock of the
Chicago City Railway company and the
last quotutlon prior to the opening of the
stock exchange today wa 193ft. It changed
owner today at 170.
It is estimated by local financiers that
the decision of the supreme court ha wiped
out the franchise belonging to the Union
Traction company valued anywhere from
$00,000,000 to $85,000,000.
MARGARET SAUER LOSES CASE
Woman Wanted at flan Aatoalo, Tex,
for Embesslemeat Must Re
turn for Trial.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., March 11 Mar
garet Bauer, accused of embexsllng $30,000
In San Antonio, Tex., wa again defeated
today tn the superior court In her effort
to resist extradition. Thl 1 the second
habeas corpus case to be decided against
her nt the extradition proceeding, and un
less her tff of attorney, seven In number,
who have been defending her, make some
further mov in the court by tomorrow
afternoon she will be remanded to the cus
tody ot Sheriff Tobin of Tex and re
turned to that state. She 1 at present at
liberty on $5,000 ball.
RETURNS FROM INSPECTION
Report on Wreck of Valencia Will
Shortly Be Made to Washing
WASHINGTON. March 18.-L. O. Mur.
ray, assistant secretary of commerce and
labor, ha returned from the Pacific coast,
where he wa sent by the government with
H. K. Bmlth, deputy commissioner of cor
porations, to Investigate the Valencia
Mr. Bmlth has not returned, but when he
reaches Washington a report will be com
piled covering the findings In the prem
ises. The report will be made to the presi
dent and no Information will be given out
relative to the finding until It is made
public at the White House.
MISSOURI PACIFIC MEETING
John D. Rockefeller aad E. Parmalee
Prentice Retire from Board
NEW YORK, "March 13. John D. Rock,
feller, Jr., and E. Pnrmelee Prentice., hi
brother-in-law, at the annual meeting of
the Missouri Pacific railway today resigned
a directors of the company and Jam
Henry Smith and 8. Davies Warfleld were
elected to All the vacancies. The other
of the retiring director we- re-elected.
Mr. Warfleld I president 01 the Coi.tl- 1
neutal Trust company and wa nt on
time postmaster ot Baltimore.
(las Traction Stork Breaks.
' CHICAGO, March 11 The' price of Chi
cago I'nlon Traction common a the result
i.f yesterday's supreme court decision brok
oil the Stock exchange today from 10 to
71,,. There were no sales on the. Stock
exchange today of Went Chicago or North
Chicago und lew of I'nlon Ti action.
One Person Killed and Six Dancerouilj In
inred st South Qui ah a.
ELEVEN OTHERS HURT. IN COLLISION
Street Cars Come Together In Blinding;
Snow Storm of Moraine.
ONE LEAVES THE TRACK ALTOGETHER
Strikes the Other, Whioh Causes Terrible
Mixup of Bis: Crowd.
DEAD MAN CANNOT BE IDENTIFIED
Injured Taken to 8outh Omaha Hospital
Where Pathetio Scenes Are Enacted,
OTHER STREET CAR ACCIDENTS REPORTED
Oae Dodae Motor Loaded with ncbo!
Children Collide with Freight
Car, but All Passenger
UNIDENTIFIED MAN. supposed to be
James Katicun ot f ort worm, lex.
DA.tilHtllLY HIK T.
ABRAHAM, MAIlY. 172 South Thirteenth,
Omaha; unconscious; tun exient 01 in
juries not ueterniined; concuMlon of
Drain; win likely ulc.
HOFFMAN. Fk.Da, of Albright, daugh
ter of a blacksmith living near in laurel
ilill cemetery; concunnlon of brain;
crushed about, chest; arma broken; will
PKILHWON, T. E., 415 Dorca atreet,
Omaha; chest crushed ana rit orogen;
Intel nallv hurt: will llkoly die.
R1C11T, W11.L.1AM, !lo Jefferson atrect.
South Omaha; concussion OI brain; cnesi
dunned: will llselv die.
WK.NNLL'ND. ItlCHAKi), 2023 South Sev
enth street, umana; neaa ana cnest.
crushed; will likely die.
M ill IKK, LEO. Ml2 North Nineteenth
street, Uoutn Omaha; rlba broken; cnest
crushed; will likely die.
ANDERSON. FEU A, 4-year-old on of Rn-
mus Anderson, ait ooutu iMneieenin -stieet,
oouin Omaha; aligni-
CiiM.10 innlHrfU), 1522 Canton
stieet, Omaiiii; head ana bacK; sngnt.
trrulLSr., AUkAA.NbaK, liU .vlasou
street, Omaha; contusion auout neaa;
jACtJtiSON, J. A., 610 North Seventeenth
street, bouln Omaiia; aiiuuldur Injured,
LA 1 cat, C. W 1224 Arbor street. Omaha;
contusion ot rhuuiuer; sugni.
LOUR, L. L., fill bouth i mrtoenth strout,
Omaiia; bruised about body; sllgnt.
PALLBt.N, J At-Oil, im . sti-eet. South
Oniaua; brulaeo. and siiuaen; eugnu
OLlVbtt. LoOiS. liW Dorcas street.
omaiia; sliKtitiy bruised about body.
RY.NKAS, JOE T., it South Eighteenth
street, boutn Omaha; shoulder bruiaed;
slight; taken home. .
Bf AKK. C. i, l Bouth Ninth affect.
Omaha; fate and head Injured; serious .
but not fatal. , ;
TUHbbK, Ml8 ',1707 Madison treot.
bouth Omab-t; Injuries to chest ana head ;
serious but nut tatal.
WKN2, TILLIE, Seventeenth and J alreeU,
eolith Omaiia, crushed In body a:a
bruiaed about ' heed; serious, but not
thought to be fatal: taken hom.
MAhbK, JOSEPH, bruised head and face.
Later Investigation proved that Jacob
Paulsen, watchman for Eggors-OTlj ng
company of Omaha, who live St Four
teenth and O streets. South Omaha, wa
not killed,' but Injured In the wreck.
Tho dead man lies at Brewer' undertak
ing parlor in South Omaha. Ho cannot be
Identified. On a key ring in hi pocket Is
Inscribed the name James Ratican, Fort
Worth, Tex. HI clothing bear th laun
dry mark "K-21." It is a mark of Hlnchey'
laundry in South Omaha, but Mr. Hlnchey
ays he has no record of It and cannot
trace down the man's name, which may be
Ratican. The man wa tall and well pro
portioned, about 36 year of age, blind In
the. light eye, had light hair and sandy
mustache, dressed Ilk m laborer. He had
$3.50 in hi pocket. Hi other eye wa
gray.'The fatal blow wa struck on hi
head, which wa bleeding. The coroner ha
charge of the body and effort ar being
made to ascertain whether the man lived
at Fort Worth.
All the Injured were taken to. the South
Omaha hospital except those otherwise In
dicated a having been taken to prtvata
home. Paulsen wa able to go to hi own
home. ' ,
Wreck la Snowstorm.
The foregoing list tell the Immediate
result of the collision of two Albright '
Walnut 1II1I car at :30 a. m. Tuesday
at a point on Thirteenth between I
and J streets In South Omaha. The south
bound car Jumped the track and th
smashup occurred. It Is kfeard Other of
the Injured will not long survive. Th
blinding snowstorm, making the rail slip
pery and cars therefore hard to manage.
1 assigned a first cans of the accident.
J. A. Morgan, motorman. residing at
Benson, and J. P. Roland, conductor,
2750 Bouth ' Sixteenth street, were In
charge of car No. 2. southbound, and
Tom Kelly, 3023 Blnney, motorman, ami
WH1II M. Crosby, 2320 North Twenty
sixth treet, conductor, wer in chars of
car No. 12, northbound.
Crowded with Worker.
Th car met tetween I and J street on
Thirteenth. At that point the southbound
car Jumped off th rail on th east side
of the track and plunged Into the north
bound car tit the moment when they should
have passed. Both cars were loaded with
men and women hurrying to work.
The snow which was falling In suci
heavy volume Is given a the prime caue
of the accident. It made the rail so Ulp
pery that the motorman cculd not control
hi car. Then, a they passed over some
unevennes in th track, the car Jumped off
with the fatal result. More than
twenty-five people were Injured and on
was killed outright Three, and perhap
j four other, will die of their Injuries. The
i rea.ion why so many were hurt I because
the two cars met In uch a way tha whole
Ide or each wa ripped from end to end.
and those people iulng on th aid seat
were exposed to the full force of the colli
Taken to Hospital.
Moat of the Injured were taken to th
South Omaha hotpltal, where eleven are
till being cared for. Two were abls to g.
home after their Injuries were dressed.
Three of the houses In the neighborhood
of the accident have parties more or less
ser.ou.sly hurt. There was scarcely a man
on either of the ers who wa Without
a brulfe. I. G. Hopkins," Mr. Ewlng at
the bakery, Mr. Teeter and Mr. E rick
eon, whose home ar In th vicinity, all
ran out at the ' first crash to assist th
wounded nd in tew lulnutos that laaiea)
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