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OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 24, 10OC-K1NTEKN PAOES.
OFFER BY R0BB1XS
Pittsburg Mine Owner 8ays Ho Will Pay
Bcale of Two Years Ago.
CAUSES ROW AMONG OPERATORS
Dissensions Occupy Nearly All Time of the
LITTLE REAL PROGRESS IS MADE
Pittsburg Independent and One Illinois
Firm Follow Lead of Bobbin.
MITCHELL REFUSES TO COMMIT HIMSELF
Miners' Lender Hefuaes to
Whether Contracts Will
Signed with Individual
Firms or Not.
INDIANAPOLIS, March 23. The dead
lock between the coal operators and miners
of the central competitive and southwest
ern districts continued throughout the
Meeting)) of the two Joint acalo committees
of the Joint conferences today, and when
the meetings adjourned late this afternoon
no agreement hod been, reached. Both com
mittees Mill meet again tomorrow morn
ing. The discussion in the scale coinmlttue of
the central competitive district was con
lined entirely today to arguments anion;
the operators on the committee and radical
llffrences of views were heatedly ex
pressed by them. The miners were, for the
most part, silent auditors. An effort was
made to secure from President Mitchell of
I ho Mine Workers an expression us to
whether he considered the Ryan resolution
In effect. This resolution was adopted by
the former Joint conference In January and
binds the miners not to sign In any district
until an agreement shall have been reached
in every district. Mr. Mitchell declined to
F. L. Rnhblns of the western Pennsyl
vania operators was the target today for
several rigorous attacks on his position In
favor of paving the scale of 193, which
would mean an advance of 6.55 per cent In
wages In the district and would comply
with the demands of the miners. One of
the most hi-nted ef these was made by J. H.
Zerhc of Cleveland, who spoke for the Ohio
1'nsltlnn of Ohio Operators.
T After paying his respects to Mr. Robhins
Sir. Zerbo turned to the representatives of
the miners and said:
For thfl mre consideration of dollars and
ent ho sirlke can bo Justltled. With you
it: ean lie only a question r dollars and
cents. You are now getting a fair wage
and one with which you have been satis
fled for the last two years; but you are now
demanding more. Therefore, if you order
this Mrlko your position cannot bo Justi
The Ohio operators' position Is different.
They are not now getting a fair return for
capital Invested and the interest thereon.
Therefore they -ar" standing upon a prln-d-lplrt
and If n Strike should come they are
Justified and the responsibility rests wholly
Air. Itopblns stated on the floor that he
did not propose to bo dictated to by the I
operators uf Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. He'
ild M position was fair and Just to all
Interests and the Pittsburg Coal company,
which he represented, was willing' to pay
the advance In wage asked. Ha. said he
was also willing to pay thA advance at Ms
own mines In Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illi
nois, and he had received notice from an
Illinois coal company having an output of
l.Odn.OCW tons' annually that It had Instructed
Its representatives to vote with hlrh. Mr.
Itobblns said the country would not per
mit a generaj strike upon the cansea shown,
lie turned to President Mitchell of the Mine
Workers and aald he did not belter the
officials of the miners would dare to refuse
to allow the miners to work where (he de
mands were met.
Independents Stand with Robhins.
O. A. Magoon, representing the western
Pennsylvania Independent operators, said
that If the Pittsburg Coal company paid
the advance and operated Its mines, the In
dependent operators of , western Pcensyl
vanla would do the same.
The dissensions among the operators of
the .committee became so heated that the
representatives of the miners were askd
to withdraw for an hour. This was done
and at the end of the period an adjourn
ment of the committee was taken until
tomorrow morning. The operators arranged
for a conference by states among them
After the general caucus leading oper
ators said tonight that nothing whatever
had been accomplished and the situation
was exactly as it was at the beginning of
the Joint conference.
The state caucuses of the operators held
tonight effected absolutely no change in
It was reported before the Joint scale
'committee of the southwestern district went
Into executive session that the operators
of 'that district had decided to make a
proposition to the miners' representatives
that the entire question for the district be
left to an arbitration board to be named
by President Roosevelt. At the January
Joint conference of that district, which was
held here, the operators proposed a board
of arbitration to be composed of one Judge
of the supreme courts of Missouri, Kansas,
Texas and Arkansas and the federal dis
trict Judge of the Indian Territory. Thla
proposition was declined by the miners.
Shortly after the southwest district Joint
Ht-ale committee met today President
Mitchell made a proposition to the opera
tors for the restoration of the 19u3 acalo
with 3 per rent added. In this district the
only reduction of wages In 1903 was on
Price of Coal Advanced.
PITTSIH'HG. March -The price of
eoiil In this district la advancing rapidly
itnd lurge orders are being received from
manufacturers from Cleveland mid as far
Vest as Chicago. The critical situation at
Indianapolis has caused a rush of orders
from ull points.
GOVERNOR PATTISON IS WEAK
Ohio's tCareatlve Passes Comfortable
Maht and la Resting; Kaslly
tI.l MUI'3, O., March 23. Governor
uttiaon's secretary today said Mrs. Pat'l
un had told him that the governor
1 ,.-, 1 u fairly good night und that hu
was resting well this morning.
Ir. K. J. Wilson, after leaving the execu
tive residence today said: "Governor Pat
tifron i lit u. comfortable night and was
rusting easily this morning with the pros
pects if a favorable tlay ahead."
: The governor is very weak and tho fear
Is that lit) may not have the strength to
sustain the alaruilng sinking spell lh.it
Svcm to be becoming; mure frequent.
JUDGE MAKES NEW RULING
UevMee Donation for Political Par
poses by l.f f Inaaranee Of
ficials Is Larceny.
NKW YORK, March 1'3. If the grand Jury
which Is Investigating some of the condi
tions Heveloned liv t he reei-nt legislative Ill-
vest lent Ion reaches the conclusion that con-
trlbutlons of Insurance company fund
political campaign committee were '- :
with intent to dcrplvc or to def" ,.
true owner of his property, It m . find
that larceny wns committed. This opinion
was expressed today by Justice O'SuIIIvan
In the court of general sessions In answer
to a presentment submitted to him by the
grand Jurors. Judge O'BulIlvnn added that
it Is not within the province of the court
to say whether or not there was Intent.
That is n question which the Jurors must
determine for themselves from the f;i ts
and circumstances in the case. lie chnrgi d
the Jury to make a thorough Investigation
Into all the fact (ind to place the respnnsi-
J blllty fOF such crimes If they find that
i crimes were committed.
Tills opinion Is In effect directly opposite
to one upon the same subject which n
given by District Attorney Jerome several
days ago. Mr. Jerome In hts brief, which
was submitted to Justice O'Sulllvan, held
that there was no ground fur prosecution of
any Insurance otflcial in connoctlon with
the campaign contribution", Inking the
ground that no intention to defraud hud
been shown. Judge O'fcullivan agreed with
the contention of the. district attorney that
Intent must have been present to constitute
the crime of larceny but declares the ques
tion of whether -or not there intent
is yet to be determined.
Mr. Jerome was in court today and when
Judge O'Sullivan had delivered his opinion
the district attorney asked the grand Jury
to remain as he desired to address them
upon the subject. lie ilerlared thnt Judge
O'Sullivan had misconstrued the subject
which he had considered und that -if the
court held to its opinion it would lie lh
duty of the grand Jury t oreturn indict
ments against Oeorge W. Perkins, former
vice president of the New York Life In
surance company, for larceny, and Oeorge
H. Cortelyou. chairman, and Cornelius N.
Bliss, treasurer of, the republican imtloanl
committee, us receivers of stolen goods. Mr.
Jerome Informed Judge O'Hulllvan that If
he would alt as a magistrate he would sub
mit affidavits to the acts' committed by
George W." Perkins nnd would nsk for a
warrant for his arrest, ell added that In
event of such warrant lielng Issued a writ
of habeas corpus would follow nnd that the
cause, would bo taken to the highest courts,
where the district attorney would retain
Alton B. Parker as special counsel. Judge
O'Sullivan declined to grant the jvarrant
giving aa his reason that the question at
Issue should be passed upon by the grand
SHIPPING HEARING BEGINS
Interstate Commerre Commission Re
frlns Investigation of Alleged t'n
derblllfng Ont of evr York.
. NEW YORK, March 23Tho Interstate
Commerce commission liegati an Important
hearing today on the reported tinderbllling
and misrepresentation of freight by ship
pers In New York and other eastern points.
H. M. MathCrr.
L.OCP CITY. Neb., Marchl 21. (Special
Telegram.) Iast night at a little before 10
o'clock occurred the death of H. M.
Mathew, one of the leading members of the
bar of Ixuip City. Ills death came as a
surprise to our people, as he had been sick
only a day or two. and then only with what
his friends considered an ordinary case of
lagrlppe. Mr. Mathew wns one of the old
est residents of finer-man county, coming
here in 187!. He leaves a wife and one son.
His funeral will tako place Sunday after
noon at 2 o'clock from, the Baptist church,
the Knights of Pythias lodge, of which he
was an honored member, having charge of
tho ceremonies. Mr. Mathew was 52 years
General Jallo SanaTallly.
HAVANA, March .-General Julio San
gullly died at his homo here today. He
gained his military titlo In the Cuban In
surrection tif lftS, rising from the ranks by
notable bravery and energy. Ho also took
part In the last Cuban revolution, but In
1897 he was captured by the Spaniards, who
tried and sentenced him to be Imprisoned
for life. Bangullly, however, claimed Amer
ican citizenship and through the interven
tion of the government at Washington he
Charles A. Robertson.
ONAWA, la.. March 23. (Special.)
Charles A. Robertson of Onawa, a well
known newspaper man, died at noon today
of an abscess of the liver, aged 00 year.
Mr, Robertson had been confined to the
huuxe about ten days, but was not thought
to be seriously III until yesteraay. Mr.
Robertson formerly owned the People's
Press at Mapleton, the Hull Advance and
other papers In Iowa and Nebraska.
Her. J, Bodenham,
LOGAN, la., March 13. (Special.) Rev.
J. Bodenham died suddenly of heart fail
ure yesterday morning. The deceased came
from England to Iowa thirty-five years ago
and has served as a Baptist minister for
many years. He leaves a wife and two
children. Mrs. Jennie Fowler of Minneap
olis and Rev. E. Bodenham of the Logan
Mrs. Fraak Logan.
LOGAN. Ia.. March 23 .- (Special. ) The
funeral of Mrs. Frank Logan occurred this
morning at 10 o'clock from the Christian
church, with Interment at the Fritter cem
etery. She was born September 2Z, 1S75,
was married September 21. 1SSC, and leaves
C. c. Kaapp.
BEATRICE, Neb., March 23 (Special
Telegram.) C. C. Knapp, aged 55 years, a
prominent resident of this place and a re
tired capitalist, died this morning of blood
poisoning after a brief illness. A widow
and one daughter survive him.
tiraud Jury Adjoaras at Logan.
LOGAN, la., March a. (Special.) At tho
Harrison county district court the grand
Jury adjourned after being in session only
few days, and reported no Indictments,
an unusual Instance in county history. The
sensational case of J. V. Chunn again t
Corlnne Chunn u settled out of court.
The mailer of the town of Module against
the Inde-poiidcut Order of Odd Fellows lodge
at Modalo Is now on trial. The lodge owns
loi oil which Its hall is located. Hie hall
encroaching on th public street.
Unr Ticket at. Uleawooil.
GLENWOOD. Jii., Murch 12. (Special. )
At a luigely attended "dlisens' " conven
tion held ut the courthouse last night, the
following ticket was nominated, and as
there will be no other caucus the election
of It Is assured: Mayor. W. il. Plimpton;
recoidor. 1.. Scott Robinson; treasurer, Or
She-; asBetmor, O. V. Byers. Aldermen:
First ward. James Miller; Second ward.
Harry Cheney; Third waid, Clyde Ot-nuug.
COURT BILL PASSES SENATE
No Opposition Whatever in the Upper
House Nebraska Measure.
FIGHT AT MXOOK SETTLED
o" - .V
ator Clark Has Dili Heilorlac to
Public Domain Mineral Usd In
Irrigation Reservation whri It
Is Dcsjrrd to Eater tame,
ll-'ruiii a Stuff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. March 2.l.-Spcclal Tel
i gram. Senator Burkett's bill creating an
additional federal" district In Nebraska
passed tho sennte today. Senator Burkctt
was not even called upon to explain tho
merits of the measure. It took as much
time to pass It as the rending clerk took
in leading the bill.
Congressman Norrls was advised tod.iy
by the Pustufflce department thnt F. M.
Klmmell, present postmaster aU McCook.
tho congressman's home town, would here-appointed.
Mr. Klmmell is editor of the
McCook Tribune and one of the leading
editors of tho state. There has been a
tight on Klmmell and a number of can
didates presented themselves for the po
sition, but under the rule of the depart
ment, where a postmaster has been effi
cient and no objection to his continuance
la made by the congressman he would be
re-appolnted, und that Is the position which
Mr. Klmmell occupied. Mr. Norrls hi 4
taken the position that t ho general onh-r
issued by the department regarding Hie
efficiency of postmasters meant something,
and having accepted the order as right
ho could not do otherwise than say to the
department that Mr. Klinmell s adminis
tration was entirely satisfactory, in conse
quence of which Mr. Kimmell's name will
go to the senate for rc-appointmcnt.
Contest la Spirited.
Thero has been u spirited contest over
the appointment. The papers, letters and
recommendations presented by candidates
would till a largo volume. The old sol
diers started out with the Idea of secur
ing the appointment for one of their num
ber, but the recommendations presented
to the first assistant postmaster general
by Judge Norrls disclose the fact that the
old soldiers were very much, divided as
to their choice. A large number of them
favored the apiwilntment of Justin A. Wil
cox, an ex-member of the Nebraska legis
lature, while no small number were equally
enthusiastic for J. H. Yurifer, an old resi
dent of McCook. Being a division station
on the Burlington roud, it large number
of the patrons, are railroad men. They
took a hand In the fight and -presented
ns their candldute It. sr. Douglass, re
cently a conductor on the road. The dif
ferent organisations of railroad men dis
played an active Interest, nnd In addition
to the large number of letters and lengthy
petitions submitted In his favor, passed
resolutions endorsing hts candidacy, which
In turn were taken up by their grand
lodges. Not the least factor In the con
troversy was the candidacy of J .on Cone,
very active republican worker lit Red
Willow county and an ex-chairman of the
county central committee.. Mr. Cone was
for many years an ardent worker In poli
ties with Judgo Morris In" Furnas county
and a, strong personal friendship exists
Restoring Und to Settlement.
Senator. Clark of Montana today Intro
duced a , hill amending section three of the
reclamation act. It has for Its purpose
the Immediate restoration to the public
domain of such lands as nave been tem
porarily withdrawn from entry nnd upon
Investigation found not to be susceptible
of Irrigation. The bill states:
That should any of the land within such
wlthdruwal tmeanlng withdrawal for Irri
gation purposes! I found to be more valu
able for mineral than for other purposes,
or should any person so qualified under the
lawj of the I'nited States enter any of
sufa hinds under mineral laws, then so
much of said lands as may be found to b
more valuable for mineral than for other
purposes, the land for which any qtialine,
person desires to make mineral entry shul
st once be excluded from such order of
withdrawal by ; secretary of the Interim
and shall be subject to entry ilndcr tht
laws In the same manner ns If no sue!
urdur of withdrawal had been made.
Prediction by Kruntor rtnlll-vrr.
"My Judgment Is that a railroad rate bil
will jiass the senate within ten days or iw
weeks." This stutement was made by Sen
ator Polliver of Iowa nfter a conference
wiiii no presiuem. consideration was
(Continued on Third Page.)
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SUITS AGAINST THE M'CURDYS
err lark Mntaal Life Seeks in Re
cover Nearly Poor Million from
Former President and Family.
NKW Y'ORK, March i.-The first com
plaint In a series of eight action already
begun by tho Mutual Life Insurance com
pany against former President Richard A.
McCurdy; his sou. Robert H. McCurdy,
and the firm of Charles M. Raymond &
Co., tho company's former- metropolitan
agents, was made public today.
The particular complaint is against
former President McCurdy and. contains
nine separate causes of action. In earh
Mr. McCurdy Is charged with tho waste
of large sums of money Belonging to the
company through alleged unfaithfulness
und neglect In the discharge of his duties.
L)amages umountiug to $.'l.75",000 are de
inanded. hTo first, five causes seek recovery In
tho aggregate of $292,5oo ns alleged con
tributtoiif: to political parties since January
1, 18S3.' These contributions are stated to
have been 1j.0"0 In 1350. $35.0no in WOO and
J4C0O0 In 1904 to tho national republican
camiwilgti committee. $2,o" In 1H04 to tho
republican congressional committee and
liuO.000, embracing the various contribu
tions testllled to by Senator Plait as hav
ing been made to the New Y'ork repub
lican state committee sinio January 1 l&So.
Tho sixth cause seeks to recover the
sum of $.'2r,(0, embracing the trm.OOO al
leged Increase of annual salary drawn by
the former president since Jan 1, 1901,
without authority, as Is claimed.
The seventh cause seeks to recover fcl),
Oao ns tho aggregate of the respective sums
of tV.l'01) drawn quarterly from the com
pany for the last Bix years of Mr. Me
Curdy's presidency on the vouchers of the
committee on expenditures and under cir
cumstances detailed In the testimony be.
fore the Armstrong committee.
The eighth cause deals with the relations
of I.ouls A. Thebaud, Bon-in-law of ex
Prcsldcnt McCurdy, with Raymond & Co.,
and tho "gratuities and rates of commis
sion" received by the firm.
The final cause of action deals with the
sum of fl.2S2.M1 receivei by Robert H
McCurdy us commissions from IWU to No
vember, Wf, as superintendent of the
foreign department, and charges that by
reason of unfaithfulness und neglect by
the former president these commissions
had been allowed at races which the
enormous increase in the foreign business
had rendered exorbitant and unnecessary.
Finally, the ccmpnny demands Judgment
against ex-President McCurdy for the sum
of 13,370,341. 66 with Interest as damages for
alleged unfaithfulness and neglect.
WOULD SELL STOCK TO CHICAGO
YerVe Heirs Offer to F.achange
Trrctlon Holdings for Mueller
CHICAUO. March J3. The Chicago llally
News today says: All the traction securi
ties of tho estate of the late Charles T.
Y'erkes are said to have been placed at the
disposal of the city of Chicago yesterday
during a conference between Mayor Punne
and Attorney Knitrht, the latter representing-
the heirs to the Yerkei cstnje. The
heirs ir"e reported anxious tiv'. withdraw
from the Chicago traction muddjjh and will
ing to take Mueller certificate in full pay
' The last legislature at the instance of
Senator Mueller passed a bill providing
that the city of Chicago might Issue certifi
cates to the a g regain value of ITS.Otn.nm for
the purchase of existing traction lines.
POPULAR CH0ICE0F SENATORS
Ohio IKlslatnre Takes Mepa Toward
Calling- Convention to Amend
COLlMBrS, O., March 23. The house
committee on federal relations today rec
ommended the passage of the Hill Joint
resolution providing for the appointment of
a committee of four to procure the co
operation of two-thirds of the state toward
calling a constitutional convention, to
amend the constitution to elect I'nited
States senators by direct vote of tho peo
ple. Francis Joseph In f.ood Health.
VIENNA, March 23. It was again an
ion need here today that tne grave reports
jublished In Europe regarding the health
f Emperor Francis Joseph are unfounded.
for the Y. W. C.
Address . , .
FUNERAL OF GENERAL THAYER
People from All Parti of Bute Take Part
' in Ceremonies,
HUNDREDS OF MEN STAND IN STREET
Members of First Nebraska, of which
He Was First Colonel. Pres
ent at l-at Rites of
I From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March ,.t.-(Bpeclal.) Ueneral j
John M. Thayer has been Wild to rest. A
nation Joined with state and city to pay
a last tribute of love and respect. Funeral
services were held over his remains, be
ginning promptly at 2 o'clock In 8t. Paul's
Methodist church, and hundreds of mourn
ers, those who knew him In life nnd those
who knew him In history, crowded the
laige edifice to Its utmost capacity, leaving
as many more hundreds out In the street
unable to gain admittance. They waited tn
patience throughout the service to get one
last opportunity to gaze on the flag-covered
casket, which contained the body of
All state, county gnd city business was
suspended and nt the hour set for the fu
neral the postoftlce closed Ita doors and
national business was stopped until the
body had been taken to Wyuka cemetery
Members of the glorious old First Ne
braska, his Joy and pride, a tatteied. torn,
scattered remnnrt of that grand body of
men; members of the Grand Arniyof He
Republic, bent with ape and tho hardships
of battle, marched In lino with the young,
handsome, vigorous veterans of the Spanish-American
nnd Philippine, wars; cadets
from the State university, gray uniformed
letter carriers from the postofflec, repre
sentatives of the national government he
served so' well In time of need, members
of Oovernor Mickey's staff these, together
with school children who knew the dead
general through their school books only,
composed the funeral procession.'
The weather was in sympathy with the
occasion and dark clouds obscured the sun
all day nnd a raw wind blew constantly.
All Classes Pay Trlbntc.
All day yesterday and all this morning
veterans of three wars, cltlxens of Lincoln
and of the state thronged the capltol,
where the dead soldier lay In state In Rep
resentative hall and looked for a lost time
upon his features. In the throng were
those whose forms were bent and whose
health was shattered, and tears flowed
freely as these veterans were taken back
to the stirring times of 6l-'65 when they
followed the gallant young soldier to vic
tory. Feebly they tottered past the casket,
giving expression to their deep sorrow.
Behind them came the school children,
who had been dismissed for the day with
tho Injunction "that this is not a holiday,
but a day of mourning for nil Nebraska."
Promptly at 1:30 o'clocK Adjutant Gen
eral Culver gave tho order to move. The
honorary pall bearer marched freim the
hall followed by tho acrlve pall bearers
with the cask"t.
Honorary jiall bearers: Governor Mickey,
Chancellor Andrews, General Msnderson,
llr. George L. Miller. Captain II. K.
Palmer, Dr. W. G. Hnutx. Captain Adam
Bax, A'-J. Sawyer. Colonel T. J. Majors,
W. A. YVjidwnrd. Harmon Bross and C. J.
The active pall bearers were: J. B.
Strode, C. M. Parker, J. R. Ferguson,
William. Gillespie, Henry Hosgland, Cap
tain Balrd. A. D. Beemer and A. V. Cole.
The following mem tiers of the First Ne
braska, General . Thayer's regiment, com
prising a inajorltj- of the survivors of that
famous body of soldiers, were In line: J. K.
Aughe, John F. Belnn. Adolph Jlurmelsler,
Charles K. Burmelster, J. P. Daly. Jona
than Edwards. W. F. Erdman, Mark Han
sen. Erasmus Heathman, J. I Hohbs, H. P.
Jensen, William Johnson, Iwis Ixiwry,
Nicholas Meyer. A. K. Rhodes. W. S. Shoe
maker and I-awrenec Wlnkleman of Omaha:
T. B. Calnon. Lyons; J. F. Bates, J. W.
Johnson and James II. Smith, Plattsmouth;
John Hess. Wabash; W. M. Gillespie and
J. W. Barr, IJncoln: William B. Raper.
Pawnee City: W. W. Hall and N. C. Kara
tens. Nebraska City; J. I. Bhnw, Adams; J,
W. Glover. Mllford; T. J. Majors, Peru.
Last March of the Veteran.
Tho remains were taken out of the west
entrance to tho state house and placed
In tho hearse. Brigadier General Culver
gave the command to move and the long
lino of soldiers, headed by the Second reg
iment band, proceeded to St. Paul's church.
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Federal Cnnrt Rill Passes Senate.
Fnneral of (ien. John M. Thaer.
Mayor Moorea Passes twnt.
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O gnortlnv Kventn of the Kay.
Federation of lbor Meetlna.
T Many Fatalities Amour Pallors.
Financial Review of the Week.
H News from the Iowa Capital.
ttpooacr and Tillman Clash.
scheme for Protecting Treasury,
It Indian Fnnila Arc Ant Tnval.le.
Anans Willing to Plead Oallly.
lit lliintlnartua He fends His Son.
F.dward f ndahv Ready for Trial.
In vrstlcntlng Uii Invention,
in Commercial and Financial.
IS News from Council RlnsTs.
Temperature at Otnnha Yesterday!
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PRESIDENT WANTS TEAM WORK
Kirrstlve Addresses Keep fomrals
slnn on Ita Tnsk of Dlsposls
of Red Tap.
WASHINGTON. Murch a. President
Roosevelt hud nn Informal meeting hist
Tuesday evening st the resilience of OK
ford I'iuchot, chief of the division of
forestry, with the members 'f the Keep
commission. The commission whs nppointed
a year ago to study the business methods
of the several departments of the govern
ment with a view to syxtem.iti7.lnK the
work of the departments nnd reducing the
amount of "red tr.pe" to n minimum.
After discussing the work of the commis
sion nnd complimenting It upon Its achieve
ments up to this time the president de
livered an nddrcss to the members. In
part, the president said:
1 do not want a diagnosis of the. ran-, I
want n recommendation how to reach the
case. I do not want merely to know, tint
things are bail; I want to know what i
bad and what Is to be done to make It
l,. Mor ao If leirtxlailon Is necessnry I cm
recommend It. or if the matter can be
reached by executive regulation I can
that that 'regulation is Issued.
As I have cald. your parilcular effective
ness lies In the fact that you are dealing
st first hand with work wiui wnicn you
are familiar. You are not outsiders. Yon
are not engaged in constructing a part or
the theory of how the work should lie done:
you are engaged In recommendations to
better the business which you aro your
selves to carry through and see made
better when those recommendations fiave
of course, gentlemen.-when you come to
make vour recommendations you will have
to deal with broad principles for the con
dust of the government business, hut these
must be supported by dctinlte plans, ready
to lie given Immediate effect. I bellev in
broad principles, but I don't want them
so broad that they will not apply to any
given case. I do not want you In any case
In recommend a -change simply for tho sake
of making a change. Hut never hesitate
for n. moment In basing your recommenda
tions upon the conditions actually found
and the best way to meet them.
Oood team work Is as much needed In
the executive civil service as It can tsl
bly 1k anvwliere else. To put the depart
ment on the best working basis the presi
dent should be given power to transfer
any part of the work of n department to
another department, ss was done In the
ease of the Oepartment of Commerce and
TWENTY-THREE DIE IN MINE
All Bodies Ksrept One Recovered
from Mliaft at Tentary, West
rHII.MPPI. W. Va.. March 23.-Tho
death list of the Century mine disa-iter has
now reached twenty-three, while twenty or
more are Injured. Officers of the company
reported that twenty-two bodies have been
recovered and but one In the mine.
A thorough search of the district was
made by representatives of the coal com
pany today and all employes have been ac
counted for but one, who Is thought to bo
burled beneath a pile of debris In the mine.
The list of dead so far identified Is as
T. B. JONES.
JOSKPH JON KM.
All day long the rescuing party continued
Its work and the last of the victims but
one was taken out at 4 o'clock this after
noon. The search will be continued until
all bodies have been recovered. The In
jured are being cared for In a temporary
hospital establishment In the office of the
Century Coal company. None of these, it Is
said, will die.
SNOWSLIDE IN COLORADO
One Person Known to Be Dead as
Resell of Blip Near
BUEKA V18TA, Colo., March 23.-It is
not positively known whether or not any
men besides Prospector Harry Weiscnburg
of Vlcksburg, Colo., perished In the snow
slide which occurred on Wednesday, four
teci. miles west of Granite. The avalanche
started above timber line and ran over two
miles, cutting a swath 3.000 feet wide and
sweeping; the mountain side of everything
above ground. The debris In the gulch is
Sao feet deep.
Several thousand feet of flume, built on
the mountain side at heavy expense by the
Twin Lakes Placer Mining company. 11m
lted. of London, England, was carried away.
Paying Ultra Bills.
IXX3AN. Ia.. March Zi. (Upeclul.t At tho
joint meeting of the Hoards of Supervisors
of Ilurriiou and Monona counties, held here,
bills were allowed for the publishing of the
ditch notices in connection with the drain
age districts. The Little Sioux Hustler
claimed KTT.ii. und was given $-114.50; the
Hlencoe Herald claimed 1332.75. and was
given ttlA.W, und the Onawa Sentinel
claimed J2 .21. and was given I1.T03. The
publishers claim they made out their bills
according to the legal rate and that they
a 111 apiwal from the boards' decisions.
. list Man Klllet In M reck.
1 SIDNEY. U.. March .-3-tSpe lal.)-D. A.
Uopp uf Sidney hu received word that a
nephew, a son of Nathan Kupp of Walu.it.
was one of the victims of the recent tei ritUj
accident on the Denver k Itiu Urande rail
road near Put bio. Coin. Itupp went west
six months ago and was In the employ of
the railway company when killed. He was
21 years of age, possessed of a flno educa
tion and had been a school teacher. Ills
remains mere brought back to Walnut, L ,
MAYOR HOORES DEAD
Chief Executive Suocnmbs After Lone
Btnieclfli Conscious and Without Pain.
SURROUNDED BY FAMILY AT THE LAST
Embrace Catholio Faith and Receive
Sacrament from Eev. Father Stritch.
NEWS OF DEATH PROFOUND SHOCK TO CITY
Thoueh Inevitable Wat Known to Relatives
Public Was Kept in Ignorance.
PLANS FOR FUNERAL TO BE MADE TODAY
Longest Reigning Mayor and First One to
Die While in Office.
HARRY B. ZIMMAN ASSUMES THE CHAIR
President of City Coanell Is Mayor
Intll the Municipal I .air Makers
Klect Successor, Who Serves
I ntll Spring; Election.
Mayor Prank E. Moores died at 2:) yea.
terday afternoon at his home, 617 Smith
Eighteenth street. Deatn was the reeult of
lie was the twenty-eighth mayor of
Omaha, the first executive to die In office
and the longest possessor of the honor, hav
ing served continuously since 1WI7. Had he
lived two months longer he would have
completed his third three-year term.
He had been a seml-lnvnlld for two years
and confined to his house since the last of
December. The end was painless and the
mayor was conscious and dear-minded to
the last. He was fi years old. He expired
with a smile In the presence of his wffe
and two daughters. Miss Adele and Miss
Kate Moores, and his son. Harry E.
Moores, general agent of the pnssiVigor de
partment of the Wabash railroad.
Tuesday night ft severe change for the
worse took place In the mayor's condition
and he sank steadily. The Inevitable was
manifested chiefly In wenkness and heart
affection. The myor recognized the fact
thnt the end was near and during the
morning signed his will and with the as
sistance of Attorney James II. Adams
carefully arranged nil his temporal affairs.
Pies In Catholic Faith.
ljiler lie devoted his rnlnd to matters of
the soul. II embraced the Catholic fnlth
nnd received formally the sacraments .and
last offices of thnt religion from the hands
of Rev. Father Mlehnol I. Rtrltch of Crelgh
ton university. During most of his life
Mayor Moores had been an Episcopalian.
His widow Is a Catholic. To a friend the
mayor said :
"Many of the people who have been my
best friends have been Catholics and I feel
drawn toward thnt belief."
None seems sure of the mayor's last
wrrds, but Just a little while before he
breathed his List ho smiled faintly and
said: - '
"I have forgiven all my enemies and
hope they have forgiven me."
As to the cause of death Dr. C. C. Al
lison said: "I have no hesitancy In saying
that death was caused by tubercular affec
tion of the lungs."
Dr. A. W. Riley said: "The mayor Ai-i
from pulmonary troubles. There were no
For weeks Mayor Moores had subsisted
on milk and brandy, being unable to as
similate other nourishment. His tenacity
and pluck surprised his physicians, Drs. C
C. Allison and A. W. Riley, and the mem
bers of his family. Although he did not at
tempt to go outside the house or Visit the
eliy hall since about Christmas, yet lie
dressed and performed the duties of his
office by having all official documents
brought to him for his scrutiny and sig
nature. He signed the multitudinous city
warrants tip to a few days before his
Wife Constantly at His Sid.
Mrs. Moores acted as his nurse and de
voted herself entirely to his care and
comfort proctlcally ever since their mar
riage at Phoenix, Alii., about a year ago.
The mayor read the papers' regularly and
received callers, but thwse were limited
and discriminated, as Mrs. Moores found
the discussion of politics and city affairs,
subjects In which he was deeply Interested,
exhausted tho mayor, because he could not
forbear exerting himself when they were
During the day several personal friends
of the executive's were railed to his bed
side that they might see him for the last
time. The doctors had said early they
had done all they could and death wan
merely a matter of hours. Stimulants,
such as brandy, were administered, but
the use of oxygen wns not resorted to,
as there seemed no need for attempting
to prolong the Inevitable In this way. Thn
positive signs of rapidly ending life were
In the Irregular and faintly beating heart.
Several times the mayor expressed a de
sire to sleep. Other than this he did ant
To one of the friends who saw him fes)
"The reason why I like you Is because
of your loyalty. You hare always stood
by ma and I have stood by you. Be as
loyal to others throush your life as you
have been to me snd you need never fear
for the future."
Sick for Xearly Two Years.
Mayor Moores had been a sick man ever
'since early in I'jol, when he suffered from
a severe attack of pneumonia and bron
chitis. After he left his bed and resumed
his official duties It was noticed he had
lost In flesh and the old appearance of
splendid, robust health never returned to
Mm. He tried a trip to Excelsior Springs,
Mo.. und another to Hot Springs,
S. D., without much twine rIL In the early
winter he went to Arizona and remained
there until the next summer, while there
marrying Miss Mary Malone. who had
been hie private secretary and close friend
for years. During the summer and fall,
despite a marked decline, be continued to
hope for recovery nnd battle against dis
ease. It was net until cold weather set
In that he retired to the seclusion of his
News af Deatk Shock.
The news ot Mayor Moores' death was re
ceived at the city hall and on the street
at o'clock ss a shock. The turn for the
worse had been kept very quiet and only a
very few persons knew of it. Wednesday
a telegram was sent to Mrs. Ucfirge Purs
low ot Cincinnati, only sister and near rel
ative of the mayor other than his Immcdi-.
ate family, advising her to come Immedi
ately to Omaha. Hhe w'aa expected to ar
rive at noon yesterday, but did not and
will not nacb the cliy until this morning.
Ytsturday morning; Preside ot jUnamaa
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