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MOKXIXU, MAKC1I 23, 1906-FIVE SECTIONS-TIIIltTY-SIX PAOES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
LABOR PARTY ACTIVE
Champion of New Cause Better Equipped
for Debate Than Other Members.
WEALS FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN DISCUSSED
Measure Offered in Parliament Receives
Support from Gorernment Trenches.
SWEATSHOPS ARE AIDED BY OFFICIALS
Contract Method of Work Tends to
Perpetuate Eil System.
POOREST MEMBER OF NEW PARLIAMENT
John Ward ntfiwt reaelon from
Committee and Utrvrt His Cnu-
tKiral for Ten Dollar
LONDON. March 24. (fineclal Cablegram
i The Bee.) No newly from party In any
Parliament of recent tlmea hna so (illicitly
or o effectually asserted Itself na ' the
bowler-hatted, workaday clothed band of
determined, earnest, aenloua men who ctfll
themselves members of the new labor
party and who at present share the benches
teow tho fans-way with the Irish national
ISA s. . .
On every day that haa paused tince the
beginning of the resslon whatever tho sub
ject of debate may have been, the labor
membcrt. have found and promptly seised
loophole for Insinuating the advocacy of
the cause they represent. And sometimes
It haa happened that they have approached
very dose to the borderland of aoctnllsm.
After the Master of Ellbank, a dignified
but somewhat truculent looking figure,
with flashing ' unscabbarded sword held
poised at a, business like angle, early In
tho present session, had expressed the
king's satisfaction at the address of tho
House of Commons In reply to his majesty's
speech, there arose a shrewd looking,
youngish man with a thin gray face, a
stubbly mustache spanning a firm mouth,
a long bead, the phrenological marka of
which are revealed by thinning strands
of hair. He spoke In a somewhat peda
gogic manner, his hands clasped behind
lils back. ' his body restlessly swinging
from side to side. A running fire of cheers
from every part of the house rather
startled ' htm as he presented his argu
ments In favor of the children of the na
tion. Labor Men' Good Debaters.
" Thla incident ta typical because It Indi
cates the aggressiveness of the laborltes.
Man for man, the members of the labor
ratty are Undoubtedly better debaters than
the members of either the liberal party or
the conservative party. And while Mr.
Wilson Is not' one of tho best of th de
baters of tils party, his attitude shows
that he Is business from the word "go."
He moved 'the second reading of -a bill
providing for tho feeding of school chil
dren at tho expense of the state. , A dis
tinguishing feature of -the preposaj-leaves
to. local education authorities Jht decision
whether they shall supply food not only
to -necessitous children, but to any. other
pupils In their schools. Further, it em
powers the authorities ot Inake a charge
for recovering the cost of the food from
the parents or guardians. '
"A frankly socialistic bill" was an ex
pression used by Its critics, and an an
swering cheer from the labor members in
variably greeted that definition. It was a
courageous challenge f rom the, new party
to the government, and the fact that the
bill was only mildly and timorously com
mented upon by the ministerialists was elo
quent testimony to the power which the
l-ibor members wield over the men who
now rule the destinies of the British em
pire. "We must do something for these starv
ing little ones," suld Mr. Wilson, the mover
of the second resolution. "People may
talk of the thrlftlessness of the parentB,
' but It 4s not the fault of the children that
they are here.
Will Save Children.
"If," be affirmed, "we could arrest the
physical deterioration due to the under
feeding of school children we sho;jM do
something of Signal benefit to the naYrli '
"Hi Til f ''
the future. This want of sufficient
menl Is also In my optnton.jnper.
B "(i-.i( tor I
a great deal ' of mental
we should save the expei
by the adoption of thla resolution In tho
reduced number ot workhouses, Jails and
"Charity!" he exclaimed In ringing ac
cents of contempt. "We have relied upon
charity too long."'
The vigorous outburst of cheering
swelled in volume as he asked the "gov
ernment. In the name of humanity and
Christianity, to help the starving little
In contrast to the rather flamboyant, but
effective, speech ot the Lancashire labor
member cams the quiet, studious and delib
erate manner of Mr. Herbert Paul, Oxford
man, barrister and historian. Speaking
from the government benches be heartily
agreed with the contentions of ths ex-carpenter.,
"To teach a starting child Is torture,"
Be asserted. "Free meals would be no
more demoralising than free education." .
Kvtl of Sweatshops.
The evils of the sweatshops In London
are declared by experts to be In a great
measure due to the boards of guardians
themselves, who acc-pf contracts at prices
which could not be offered thau except by
giving starvation rates ot payment to the
"lvs of the needle."
An expert In the ready-made clothing
trade who wus at the head ot a large
Yorkshire firm and who for twenty years
haa collected Information about the sweat
ing system In London, being Interviewed,
"It Is the Loudon guardians the marl vex I
who are really to blame for much of the '
starvation pay which Is ruining and mur-
daring many women every day," he said.
''They almost Invariably accept the loweat
tender for men'a and boy's clothing, and In
Ihe clothing trade It is a, recognised fact
that tbe lowest teuder alaaya spells sweat
ing ' Here are some figures which prove this:
A certain metropolitan Dourd of, guar
dians recently considered tenders for the
supply of men's clothing. The highest was
W.ktt. from a reputable north of KngUnd
firm, and the lowest was $4,800, from a
;"I went Into the matter thoroughly and
found that the coat price of the cloth sad
ihe trimntinga would entail an outlay of
over Si.); so that if the successful ton
tractor lied bought the proper material
and paid anything like a fair wage he
would have lost over K.sns on the con
tract. And so It sura. It is no wonder
(Continued on Fourth Page )
GREATER TROUBLE EXPECTED
Friction Following? Taking; lirf.
the ew Rrlmr.
PARIS. March U. (Special Car c
to Th Be.) The resistance to tL
torls of church property- continues .
sume a violent form, particularly in
tain parts of the south of France, where
It would appear to have been organised
on a large scale. It has resulted In many
further collisions with the gendarmerie,
and In some Instances In counter demon
strations by antl-rlerlcal supporters nf the
separation law. At many of the countr:.
churches, especially In the region of .he
Halites Alpes, the registration officers, and
even the gend.trmes, have been obliged to
retire before mobs which threatened them,
not only with pitchforks, cudgels and
stones, but with firearms. Barricades
have been erected outside some churches,
while In others a sort of portcullis has
been hung above the principal entrance, in
some cases the authorities, after forcing
an entrance, have found that all the ob
jects of value have been removed.
The spirit of a section of the Catholic
clergy may be gathered from the declara
tion attributed by the militant Catholic
Gaulols to the parish . priest of Champel,
In the Haute Irfdre region, where the
gendarmes were obliged to use their re
volvers In solf-defense: "If the govern
ment persists In Its determination to take
the Inventories la our churches bloodshed
Is certain." The Gaulols adds that the
sinister prediction was confirmed by Mcr.
Gutllois, . the bishop in whose see the In
cident occurred. The satne spirit would
seem to have Inspired the pastoral letter
just Issued on his return from Home bv
the archbishop of Toulouse, who says:
"The brutal and premature application of
the separation law has alreay provoked
an explosion of Indignation, which is the
prelude of worse trouble. You know with
what firmness we have condemned It from
the very first, proclaiming It to be a
crime against God and an iniquity toward
In this connection It Is worthy of nolo
that several of the Roman Catholic ec
clesiastical authorities. Including the car
dinal archbishop of Paris, expressly In
structed their clergy to content themselves
with a protest and to refrain from active
resistance, and secondly, that no difficulty
whatever has occurred In taking the in
ventories In Protestant and Jewish places
of wn-.shlp. Four of the French enrdlnals
have Just held a meeting In the Archlepls
copal palace to consider measures neces
sary for the plcnury assembly of the
eplscopato In connection with tho separa
tion law. The meeting was also attended
by two archbishops and two hlHhops. form
ing a commission of inquiry. Although
the proceedings have been kept secret, the
Gnulols stntes that after the program of
the coming assembly had been discussed, a
kind of subcommittee was formed for the
regulation of all details. When the pro
gram Is eventually, arranged It will be
submitted to the pope. In conclusion, it is
declared that Cardinal Coulllo appears to
be greatly opposed to the separation law,
declaring It schismatic. Cardinals Lecot
and Laboure are 'disposed to submit to
the law, ' while Cardinal Richard Is In
clined to advocate resistance. All of them.
however, will bo glad to submit to the de.
clsler. of the pope..
HILL TRIBES CAUSE TROUBLE
Indian Government Mast Take Active
Measures to Establish) reset
. CALCUTTA, March 84.-(Speclal Cable
gram to The Bee.) In consequence of the
repeated raids by bands of Waslris and
other tribesmen occupying the wild, hide-
pendent territory on the northwest frontier
of India the military authorities in India
contemplate sending a powerful expedition
into the disturbed districts to convince the
tribesmen that these attacks on British
outposts and government agents must
cease. It is not intended to make the ex
pedltlon a punitive one, for In the opinion
of Lord Kitchener, the commander-in-chief,
rthe occasional burning of a native village
as a punishment for a raid Is a temporary
measure which merely results In reprisals
by tbe tribesmen. Efforts recently have
been made by sending a high official to In
terview the chlefa of the recalcitrant tribes
to persuade them to keep their followers In
order and abstain from the periodical at
- tacks upon Hriliifh postal The expedition
tin' titliuw up these representa-
tL. p Viiks show of force to check the
The cainnuind.-r-in-ehlef Is of the opin
ion that the only way to prevent the re
currence of these troi'. s is to educate the
tribesmen as has been me In other parts
of India, which ure new quite peaceful.
The employment of forcV Is an extremely
difficult matter on account of the terrible
character of tho country. To occupy the
hills In sufficient force to overawe the
tribesmen would require the use of tho
greater part ot all of the troops In India,
During the last few months at least half
a doxen Instances have occurred of attacks
by native raiders. In September last two
Sepoys were killed and two others wounded
by a party of raiders at lludln, and in the
same week two men of the South Waalrts
tan militia were ambushed and killed. In
December u gang ot tribesmen attacked
the levy post ut Gudwaiia. killing alx men
and wounding three oilier ot the garrison.
A few days later a village was raided near
Peshawar and a considerable quantity of
property looted. Major Donaldson of the
Baunu brigade was murdered during the
same month, und not long ago Lieutenant
Colonel Hurman. commanding the South
Wuxiristan militia, was killed. These and
similar acts of aggre.SNlon have become
alarmingly frequent of late, and the au
t built its hope, by the methods which are
now under consideration to bring the
tribesmen Into a more friendly attitude.
MERCHANTS MAKE AN APPEAL
Persians lalt London to Ask
Protection front Troups of
LoNImjX. March 24. (Special Cablegram
to The Bee. The question which has been
agitating Constantinople diplomats for
come Unit appears .Ikely to be transferred
to this city through the action of four of
the" most lnlluentlal mechant princes from
Bushlre on the Persian gulf, coming to this
country to lay their grievances before the
British government. Garbed Is their long,
flowing garments, redolent of attar and
musk, thoy attract ' attention wherever
"We have come to the mighty British
empire for protection against the Turkish
soldiers, sent by the Porte to guard lis
Intreela," they assert in a statement. "Tile
inhabitants of Buahire are maltreated by
the Turks, to such an extent that the only
course left open to us Is to lay our com
plaints before the. mighty British nation.
Murder, arson and theft are rampant In oar
cities and no one'a life Is sate."
jt of Old Republic Profess to See
t Brkht Future Under Liberals.
GENERAL BOTHA TALKS OF THE SITUATION
Saji Boers Hope for Justice at Hands of
REIGN OF MINE OWNERS MAY SOON END
Little Clique Said to Be Out of Power in
NATIVES MAKE TROUBLE IN MANY PLACES
From atal Border to Znlaland There
la FTldence of t'nreat on
Part of Tribes of
JOHANNESBURG. Mnrch 24 (Special Ca
blegram to The Bee.) Accumulated reports
arc coming In from the country districts
which establish tho conviction that tho
general turn of politics in, Oreat Britain
has revived all the old conditions of
strained relationship existing before the
wsr between the two white races of South
Africa. Whatever the ultimate Intention of
the British government may be and think
ing men realise that the position of the
government Is a difficult one there Is no
doubt whatever as to the result ot Its first
moves. The British population, and espe
cially the scattered British farmers, are
almost In dcspals, while the Boers every
where are oponly and aggressively exultant.
An old South African who has Just returned
from a trek In the Western Transvaal Is
authority for the statement that the pres
ent state of feeling there precisely repro
duces the state of feeling existing in lbSl.
Another representative man from the
Kroonstad district of Orange River Colony
tells the same . tale. To put the matter
briefly there Is a pervading impression
among the country people of both colonies
that the Boers are once more "the top dog"
of South Africa.
A meeting of the Het Volk held at Pre
toria the other night adopted resolutions
thanking the British, government for Its
decision to revoke the Transvaal constitu
tion and grant full self-government to both
of the new Colonies. It further expresses
the hope and trust that In the new consti
tution the peculiar circumstances will be
taken Into consideration, which Is, of
course, the nearest approach possible in a
message of this nature to an appeal for
special electoral favors.
Some ' Donbt la Fell. ;
One great trouble 1b that, owing to the
kaleidoscopic, attitude of the government on
South African affairs, one is reluctant to
refer to any fresh ministerial prenounce-
ment until it is see whether It Is repudiated
or modified by the next spokesman on be
half of the .cabinet. Mr. Churchill's remarks
on the native question hare, however, been
widely quoted -
The ?rolbla.J Yoday between the . new
colonies and the "'Imperial government la
that the latter does not deign to study
either the ' history ,' -f the subcor rlnent or
the present situation. The premier makes
an important statement on Chinese labor
before he has read . the ordinance; the
under secretary of the colonies attacks
Ixrd MUner's native ' policy apparently
without knowing what that policy Is. Last
week General Botha declared that Lord
Mllner had partdered to the Kaffirs and In
dians at the expense of the Boers. In his
farewell spech at Johannesburg Lord Mll
ner admitted that in the opinion of the
vast majority of the South Africans he was
a heretic on the color question, but pleaded
for an intelligent and sympathetic policy.
In order, to pave tho way for such a policy
Lord Mllner encouraged the appointment of
an Intercolonial commission on native af
Under such circumstances the country is
becoming alarmed at the manifest Ignor
ance of. the cabinet on alt South African
matters. General Botha In an interview
this week said that the cancellation of the
letters patent had relieved the Transvaal
of being ruled by the Chamber of Mlnea
and Messrs. Wernher and Beit He bit
terly assailed Lord Mllner, whose adminis
tration, he said, had brought the popula
tion to a' greater poverty and distress than
ever before. , Today the' Transvaalers pos
sessed nothing, but he thanked God that
there was a government In England which
he hoped would see Justice done. A little
clique would no longer be able to dominate
South Africa. The ndne owners and the
Chinese would both be kicked out if out
rages continued: but every industry must
be supported and receive as much labor as
possible. Whoever imported labor must
properly control It.
Botha Advises Peace.
In conclusion General Botha advised the
Boers to go on quietly as they had done
since the war and strive to create a mod
erate party ot Boers and Brltona which
would abolish the1 present injustice.
Meanwhile In Natal there la much irrita
tion and disappointment because of the
failure of the British government to inter
vene against a possible spread of native
disaffection In the colony.
The press is voicing strenuous complaints
against home interference and a grave
crisis unquestionably . confronts Natal, and
with Natal South Africa generally, unlesa
these symptoms of rebellion are checked
with a strong hand. The whites are out
numbered by ten to one in Natal.
There, is evidence that sedition is still ac
tive and trouble . Is hourly .expected on the
Zululand border, where a strong column of
cavalry and artillery, with Maxims and
searchlighis, has taken up its position. The
Zulus. It should be stated, show every ap
pearance of loyalty and possibly recourse
will bo had to their assistance. Native
levlee are Iteatlng the forests of tliia
for refractory natives.
All Is quiet, however. In mld-NataL the
shooting of the 1wt natives evidently hav
ing bad a profound effect upon the natives
of that district. It Is believed that If the
commandant of the column there had a'cted
with more firmness the outbreak would
never have occurred.
Dewey Tar Gibraltar.
GIBRALTAR. March at. The Cnittd
States navy tug Potomac, on of the vessels
convoying the dry dock Dewey to ,the Phil
ippines, arrived here tndsy from Las Pal-
mas, Canary Islands. Its commander said
tne ijewey, wnicn lert tn t'anarias March
IS, would pass through tbe at raits of Gibral
tar on Sunday evening or Monday morniug
next. The knowledge gained by the earlier
experiences has enabled tbe American offl
Cets to avoid the difficulties preriousiy en
countered and ths towing front Las Palmat
is proceeding smoothly. Fair weather has
4 prevailed and the duokis In good condition
SECOND BAPTISM FOR PRINCESS
remiss Queen of Spain Takes Step
ROME, March ;. (Bpeclal Cablegram t'
The Bne Cardinal Lngue. upon the oc
casion of a recent audience w ith the pope,
made the statement that the conversion
of Princess Ena of Battenberg had created
an exctllent Impression among Roman
Catholics In Great Britain, and he hlnte.l
that other conversions were likely to oc
cur In Influential jurters in the near fu
ture. A leading diplomat participated .n
the negotiations in Home In regard to the
conversion of tho princess.
Contrary to what had been supposed,
the baptism "sub comlltlone" was .given.
The Catholic church, according to this
diplomat, has acted differently at different
times in regard to the nistter of the bap
tism of dissidents. According to the state
ment, while some of tho popes have pro
hibited it. others regard It as necessary.
Broadly, the doctrine, is that the bsptisTi
of dissidents Is valid If It Is administered
with the usual formula. In the name of
the three persons of the trinity, and In
such ase the conditional baptism is pot
In.ismurh as the Irreconcilable elements
among the Carllsts . still In rebellion
against the throne started rumors thut
the conversion of Princess F.na would oe
only pro forma It was decided that any
doubts on this subject should be set at
rest. It has always been the custom In
Spain to administer conditional baptism
to all converts from Protestantism, and
it was Judged to be best to follow this
precedent. Consulted on this point, the
Vatican replied that the baptism was not
a ceremony sine qua non, but If It were
a convenience on political grounds it could
be performed Conditionally. Reference was
then made to King Edward, to Princess
Henry and Princess Ena, who replied that
there was, no obstacle, as they desired
that there should not bo any doubt about
the matter. The archbishop of Westmin
ster consulted through the bishop of Not
tingham, said that It would be best to
follow the Spanish custom.- It was, there
fore, finally decided that thf princess
should be conditionally baptised after tho
abjuration and profession of faith.
KING PETER FLOUTED IN PALACE
Guests at Conrt Ball Object to Pres
ence of Regicides In
BEI3RADK. March 24.-8peclal Cable
gram to The Bee.) King Peter's court ball.
Just held, waa a frigid ceremonial, at
which the prevailing feeling was the uni
versal uneasiness which exists throughout
Bervla. The regicide officers strutted about,
evidently determined to show their author
ity while yet It lasts, but the efforts to
keep up dancing were a lamentable failure.
' The Strstna of the splendid military or
chestra were wasted. Insofar 'as the
waltzers were concerned, for during a
greater part of the evening the floor was
King Peter walked about, aTable as ever,
end tried hard to forget nobody, but to
shed his royal benevolence Impartially upon
oil. . .
Little groups of guests stood about whis
pering and tyelng suspiciously the move
ments of their political antagonists. The
spectacle of Mr. Chamberlain chatting wltH
Sir Henry Campbcil-Bannermann In the
lobby of the House ot Commons could find
no parallel, for Instance, in the royal pal
ace of Belgrade, where membera of differ
ent parties "don't know each other" and
exchange defiant stares across the par
quet. The most animated part of the ball was
the rush to the buffet and the unbridled
denunciations which followed. For one rea
son or another it was Insufficiently fur
nished on this occasion, and such remarks
were overheard as, "The fellows (mean
ing the regicides) are disgracing the pal
ace;" "His majesty does not know that
we are accustomed to a regal buffet In Bel
grade palace;" "After all It Is we who pay
for this and we should be received once a
year in proper style."
NEBRASKAN CAUSES SENSATION
Makes Horse Jimp Over Park Seats
and "Shoots Vp" Part of
LONDON, March 24. (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) Consternation was created
in the park near Arundel castle this week
when a visitor rode in on horseback and
proceeded, to Jump over the seats, at the.
same time discharging a revolver Into the
Some young women, pupils of St. Wil
fred's convent school, who. were in the
park at the time, took refuge In the
High Horn tower. The duke of Norfolk
waa also In the park, and It waa rumored
that the rider was an anarchist and had
designs upon the duke. The man, how
ever, ceased firing when ,. remonstrated
with, and said he waa only getting his
horse accustomed to stand fire. He added
that he was from Nebraska, in America,
and .that, nothing . would) be thought of
such doings in, his country. He waa ot
placed under arrest, but the police con
vinced him that different policies obtained
in this country. . . .
LOWER PRICESFOR CATTLE
Irish Stork Growers Mar Suffer
Seriously If Present Teadeury
DUBLIN. March 24. (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) The more open of the op
ponents of the Importation of Canadian
cattle frankly assert that the invasion of
the Canadian herd . will ruin the Irish
rattle trade, and ruin most effectively the
Mtrmtl furmer. who has heretofore loe.lcrwl
tn the r.rlce of his two or three seor eatiio
tn secure the monev for the navnient ..t l...
. . ..... . .1
rent, it is notewonny milt u.-spite tut
restriction shutting Canadian cattle out
from competing in many of the . markets
prices of meat have gone ateadily down,
and the contention Is that if Canadian
cattle are admitted and the drop continue!)
muny more small farmers must be wlpel
out .of existence
Loan to Raaalaa Lnadlorda.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 24. The coun
cil of the empire, by a vott of 4. to 15 has
adopted tbe project to grant a loan of
t8.0u0.trtl to landlords who suffered from the
agrarian troubles. The loan la repayable
In forty years, but will not I -ear interest
In 11(10. The distribution of the money will
be conducted by a commission according
to the report of the Investigating com
mittee. Japanese Spies Arrearrd.
.VLADIVOSTOK. March I4.Tw, Japi
neee tnerchants were arrested tciuy In one
of the forts here. In their possession were
found the plans of the' fortlficsilons and
notes referring' to them."
POINT FOR I1ADLEY
Standard Oil Company Admits Control of
Waters-Pierce and Repnblio Concerns.
HELD FOR NEW JERSEY CORPORATION
This Trust Also Holds 8tock of Indiana
Standard Oil Company.
MISSOURI OFFICIALS ARE ELATED
Attorneys for Oil Combine Say Tact is
Immaterial and Will Be Ruled Out.
H. H. ROGERS ON STAND IN NEW YORK
Saya He is Stockholder la Standard
Oil Company, hot Knows Mo
Details of Missouri
NEW ORK, March 24. -Counsel for the
Standard Oil company at the Investigation
being conducted by Attorney General Had
ley of Missouri agreed to have noted on the
records of the company an admission that
tbe stock of the Republic Oil conTpany and
the Waters-Pierce Oil company and the
Standard Oil company of Indiana Is held
In trust by the Standard Oil company of
Henry H. Rogers, vice president of the
Standard OH company, was the first wit
ness today In the Investigation conducted
by Attorney General Hadley of Missouri,
who is seeking to oust the Standard Oil
company of Indiana and companies alleged
to be allied with It from aolng business In
Atorney General Hadley began by ask
ing Mr. Rogers if he Is a stockholder in
the Standard Oil company of Indiana and
Mr. Rogers said he Is.
"Do you know anything of the condi
tions of the sale of oil In Missouri?" he
"Not in detail," replied Mr. Rogers.
"Do you know of any division of the
business in Missouri relative to the sale
of oil between the respondent companies,
the Watera-Flcree and the Republic Oil
"I do not." 1
"Do you own or control any rtock in the
Waters-Pierce company yourself or through
"I do not."
"Do you know N. N. Van Buren?"
"I have heard of him." j
"Ho Is a son-in-law of John D. Archibald,
Is he not 7"' .
"So I have understood."
As to Til ford.
"Is H. M. Tllford a director of the Stand
ard OH company of Indiana?"
"I don't know; I don't think so."
. "Do you know whit business he 1b In?"
"I think he Is connected with the Conti
nental company." .
"Has .Mr. Tilford an'tofTlce at 2t Broad
way?" "I think he has."
: . "Is the business of the Standard Oil com
pany of Indiana controlled in Missouri hy
any trade committee with offices at 2
"Not to my knowledge."
"What business i :n necilon have you, if
any, with the buslius of selling and re
fining petroleum in Missouri?" .
"I have none."
"You swear that part ot the business is
controlled and managed by others?"
. "Yes, the detail work is."
Moffatt Henda Indiana Company.
"Who is the president of the Standard
OH company of Indiana?"
"D. A. Moffatt, I think."
"Do you know Walter C. Teagle?"
"You said before that Mr. Teagle . was
In some general business. Is that in con
nection with the Standard Oil?'.'
"I understend so." t
"Where is Mr. Moffatt'a office?"
"I believe It is at 2 Broadway."
"Did you never have a conference with
Mr. Moffatt there?"
"Was it on business connected with the
business of the Standard OH company of
Indiana,' and did you meet him at 16
"I presume that it waa; I don't recall
Knowledge Is Limited.
' "You know of tho existence ot ths
Walers-Plercc' Oil company of Missouri,
do you not?"
"I have heard of It." replied Mr. Rogers.
Mr. Hadley then read a question asked
at the previous hearing, which charged that
the Waters-Pierce company and the Re
public OH company and the Standard Oil
company of Indiana were doing business
in Missouri In violation of that state's
"Is It not a fact that the stock of these
companies is held by the Standard Oil com
pany of New Jersey, or by some person or
persona in trust for il for a combination
trust, confederation or agreement?" tins
"My knowledge" is extremely limited as
to such details," answered Mr. Rogers.'
Judge Johnson,' one of the attorneys for
the Standard Oil company; then had It
noted on the records that the Standard OH'
company would admit that the stock of the
Republic Oil company and' the Wraters
Plerce company and thu Standard Oil com
pany of Indiana was held in trust by tho
Standard oil of New Jersey.
Why Admission Are Made.
- Judge Johnson added that the admission
was made for the purpose of the present
Judge Priest; lso -oounsel for the Stau
dard Oil company, said the stock (howiug
on the Block book . Of the Waters-Pierce
company, as stsndlng in the name of M. M.
Van Buren was held in the Interests' of
.u.. ainnH.wi nil enmitaiiv of New Jernev.
I r '
j cnd tnat ,n'y lnad lhat ttaml'"'lon 'or
toe purpose oi i.s-.-u.
don't suppose the stock is held for
the puri-oses of tnis litigation, ooserveu
"No, the admission is made for the pur
poses of ' this litigation," replied Judgi
The Statidard OH company attorneys hsd
the admissions noted on the record and
Judge I'rlest then said It waa understood,
ot course, that these admissions were made
subject to an exception, aa to ita materiality-
to be passed upon by the higher
courts! . -
What They Admit.
General Hadley then said that he wished
it understood that these admissions of
stock ownership covered the period of time
named in the Information. The trust at
torney agreed to ih! and made a new ad
mission that, for th purjsea nf this liti
gation only, it would be admitted that a
majority of the Standard OH company of
Continued on Fourth Page)
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Kereesit for rhrnalta Warmer Sun
KW HXTHIV Flaht I'naes.
1 Rnallsh l.nhor Party Active.
Boera Jubilant Over Outlook.
Standard Oil Makes Admissions.
Coal Scale Still In Deadlock.
a House Passes the Hasina Bill.
Senators In nor for Fort Xlo-braru.
3 Mews from All Parts nf ebrn.kn.
Hot Flaht Over Rnllrnnd Bonds.
S Life Sentence for Hart re.
leo Tolstoi and Ilia life Work.
( onrtlng Ways of Royal People.
CorklMlla thnt Are Perfret Dreams.
T Snnriny Services at the Churches.
F.DITOnitl. SE TIO-F.lght rages.
S Pnst Week In Omaha Society.
Woman In ( Inh und t harlty.
Funeral of Mayor Moorea.
S Birthday Anniversary of 'Phonea.
5 Humble Genlua Goes 1 nrewarded.
Snnrtlna- F.venta of the Day.
Condition of Omahn'a Trade.
T Council Blnffa and Iowa Mews.
H Huntlnarton Case an Important One
Connrllmen Discuss the Mayorship.
W AT AD SKCTIOW F.laht Paaen.
1 Land la Most Certain Investment.
Goaaln Amonar Ileal F.ntate Men.
8 Oiunha and Xrhrnska Real K state.
H Want Ada.
4 Want Ada.
A Want Ada.
T Financial and Commercial.
Hoy Works Father on Fokc Story.
Grand Week for the . W. C. A.
Il.l.l STK ITED SF.CTIOS F.laht Paaea.
1 Bryan on Chinese Knllabtenment.
Veterans of Hebelllon In Army,
a Problems Before Postal Congress.
Gosalit Ahoot People of oe.
.1 Plays, Players and, Playhouses.
Music and Musical Matters.
4 John M, Thnyer'a Life In Xcbrnaka.
Canadian Bnnka end Hankers.
K C'Tccr of August H. Hennlnas.
History of t.onrterfnl Jim Key.
Tralnload of Glues Reer Tanka.
A Woman t Her Waya and Her World
T Sporting; Gnaalp of the Week.
H furloua Caprra of t'npld.
Some Tersely Told Tales.
aualnt Featnrea of Real Life.
COl.OIl SF.CTTO Four Pones.
1 Roster Brown at Literary Recital.
Queer Thlnaa from All Over World
3 Ilia Price Paid tor Escape Prison.
4 Hrrr Splegleberaer'a Hot Joke.
Simon Simple nnd the Coal Man.
Temperature at Omnhn Yesterdayi
B n. m .
41 n. m.
T n. m .
w a. m .
11 a. m.
11 n. m .
12 m.. . .
t p. m . . . .
J p. m . . . .
a p. m . . . .
4 p. m . . . .
R p. m . . . .
T p. n . . . .
i . . . .
i , . . .
SEVEN KILLED BY ' TRAIN
Victims of Grade Crossing; In Pennsyl
vania Represent Three Genera
tlona In One Family.
81'NBl'RY, Pa., March 24.-Seven per
sons, representing three generations of
one family, wcro killed today on the Phila
delphia "Readlng railway at Hass Cross
ing, one mile, south of here. The dead:
O. W. NKIDIO, aged 3 years.
CLARKNCK NEIDIO. nged 41 year.
SILAS NEID1U, aged 36 years, sons of
the first named. .
MRS CIKKNCn NRIDIO, aged 30 yearr,
and their three children. .
MARY, sged 4 years.
BLANCH fcl. aged 6 years.
GILHElfr. aged 2 years.
There was to have been a family reunion
tomorrow at the home of G. W. Neldlg at
Augustavllle, a small village near here,
and tho latter had driven to tho home of
his sons to convey the party to Augusta
vllle. The wagon containing the seven persons
waa crossing the railroad tracks when an
express train dushed Into the vehicle. The
occupants of the wagon were thrown or
dragged many feet by the locomotive and
their bodies were terribly mangled.
BODY RECOVERED FROM MINE
Victims of Fsplosloa in Shaft ot
Century, W. Va, Kow amber
PHILIPPI, W. Va., March 24. One body
waa recovered from the Century mlno to
day and another Is known to be under the.
fall of slate. This Increased the number
killed by Thursday's explosion to twenty
three The funerals of several of the vic
tims wero held this afternoon and tho
others will be burled tomorrow.
' An exhaustive examination of the mine
Is being made by State Mine Inapoctor J,
A. Paul and Coroner Chenoweth, and as
soon as the results of the Investigation
are known, the lnuuual of the coroner will
be called. The explosion Is txijeved to
have been caused by a "blown out shot."
An official of the CentuYy Coal company
says the actual damage to the mine will
not exceed 1200. and operations will be re
sumed immediately after the report of the
mine Inspectors has been receivtaf.
GREENE AND GAYNOR CASE
Defense and Prosecution Have
Nearly All Their Testi
SAVANNAH. Oa., March 24. I'pon ad
journing the federul court today until Mon
day In the Greene and Guynor case. Judge
Sneer Inquired of couiibcI fcr the defense
how many more witnesses they had to In
troduce. "Eight or ten more," answered
Mr. Osborne. "
"Mr. Krwin. may I ak If you will iiavn
"If the defense continues to introduce
witnesses of the character of those it has
j been presenting," responded the district
attorney, "we will not introduce any moi-e
iter the district atlorney apologixed for
, tn, ,-.,. ,aylng he Intended no re
. flecllon on ,h, character of the witnesses,
. Indicating simply that he did not
I consider the testimony that was brought
out from them for the defense us damaging
i to the government's case.
OMAHAN IS WEDDED ON STAGE
Charles Garviu Marries Girl at
Kalamasoo W hom He Met Flrat
Tim nn Moadny.
KALAMAZOO, MU h.. March 24 tBpo.
cial Telegram. Charles Garvin, said here
to be a sou of an Omaha grocer and known
in the theatrical world as Charles 8-j-ii.
met, was marrfcd here today to Josepldiia
Rosenthal of Chi. ago on the stage of ti e
Bijou theater. The couple met on Mon
day for the tlrst time. It was a cum- uf
love at first sight for both of tbem. They
Intend to a .pear together in vaudeville
MINERS IX DEADLOCK
Joint Scale Committee Adjourns Until
Monday Without Takinc Any Action.
CONTRACT EXPIRES NEXT SATURDAY
Unless an Agreement is Beached by that
Time 225.000 Men "Will Quit Work.
ALL PROPOSITIONS ARE VOTED DOwN
Offers from One Bide Are Uniformly
Rejected by the Other.
ROBBINS OFFER IS STILL OPEN
Plttsbnrar Operator nnd Several Inde
pendents Willing- to Pay Scale nf
Two Years Ago, hut Miners
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. March H.-Aftei
being ' in Joint conference through com
mittees since Tuesday afternoon, the coal
operators and miners of the central com
petitive district consisting of Illinois, In
diana, Ohio and western Pennsylvania and
those of the southwestern district, com
posed of Missouri. Kansas, Texas, Arkan
sas and Indian territory, are no nearer an
agreement upon a wage scale to go Into
effect In one week than they were when
the former Joint conference adjourned In
disagreement on February 17.
The present wage scale expires next
Saturday, and unless an agreement Is
reached by the miners and operators be
fore that time, 22S,ono union Wtum'.noux
miners will bo called from the mines in .hi
The Joint scale committee of the central '
competitive district adjourned this after
noon, after being in session tour day a, to
meet Monday morning, when a motion to
report a disagreement will be offered and
It Is believed will be carried. The session
of the Joint conference to receive this
report will according to the present pro-
gram be called to meet Monday after
noon. AH Propositions Toted Down.
During the four days the operators and
miners have been In conference, not a
motion or proposition offered by either sldo .
upon tho wage scale has been adopted.
In every caso .win-re a proposition waa
offered, it has been flatly refused. Tin
operators have been confronted with serious
dissensions In tholr own ranks. F.' L. Boo
blns of the western Pennsylvania opera
tors, has agreed to pay an advance of 6.5'
per cent, which la tha demand by tlvj
miners, but the operators of Illinois, In
diana and Ohio have firmly refused to
pay any advance. Under the rules of tho'
Joint committee the votes ot both opera
tors arid miners must be recorded as units
and this division of operators has resulted
In the defeat of every motion not favorable
to all of them.
The meeting of the Joint scale commit
tee have been marked by many bitter per
sonalities between the operators. Mr. Bob
bins has announced that he Intends to jay
the Increase, asked by the miners, not only
In tho mines of the Pittsburg Coal com
pany of which he la president, but also In
his own ' mliiea In western Pennsylvania,
Ohio and Illinois. Independent operators
In western Pennsylvania, represented oy
O. A. Magoon,. have announced through
him that they will pay the advance If Mr.
Robblns does. Other Independent mine
owners have also signified their Intention
to .pay tho advance If those In their dis
tricts do so. Those of Illinois, Indiana
nnd Ohio declare they cannot afford to
pay any advance whatever.
Mitchell la .Noncommittal.
President Mitchell of the mine workers
has firmly declared that no settlement will
be made unleas an advance In wages la
given. Whether the officers of the mlno
workers will allow the miners to sign the
seals and go to work In districts where tho
advance la allowed is a question that the
operators have tried In vain to get Presi
dent Mitchell of the mine workers to an
swer. The only expression Mr. Mitchell
has made on the subject waa today when
he remarked In the committee meeting that
the course the operators were taking might
bring that situation about.
It is not certain that the national con
vention of the miners, which must ratify
any action taken by the Joint conference,
would allow any districts to sign the ad
vanced scale and go to work with the other
districts Idle, even if such action were. en
dorsed by the national officers.
The statement was made today by a na
tional officer of the United Mine Workers
that, according to the construction by
President Mitchell of the by-laws govern
ing the central states' agreement, no con
tract can be signed with less than W Dei
cent of the operators. This was explained
to mean Individual operators . and not
operators controlling 60 per cent of the
tonnage of the district Involved tu tbe con
tract. It la freely stated that both operators
and miners aro playing a waiting game, as
each aide desires to throw upon the other
the responsibility for a strike.
When the Joint scale commute reports
a disagreement to tho Joint conference th
fight will be renewed upon tbe floor aaat
the finality will then soon bo reached.
The operatora und miners ot the south
western district will determine their po
sition after the discussion In the central
competitive district haa .been concluded.
Anthracite Operatora Prepared.
NEW YORK. March 24. Announcement
was made today by ths anthracite mine
operatora that they have on hand within
a radius of less than 100 miles ot New
York City, a reserve supply of mors thsn
.(iriA.iMv tons of good marketable grades
of anthracite coal. This Is in addition to
Ihe supplies held by the dealers and larger
In accumulating this vast store ot coal,
an army of mn have been steadily em
ployed for months. Storage facilities have
! been Increased very largely. In soma cases
by the lesslng of farms along the route
of railroads. Many of these spots are
Isolated, but they are within easy trans
portation distance from New York.
The operators declare that should a strike
come there will be no li.ionvenlence sucli
as attended the disturbances In the anthra
cite region in 1902.
HEAVY DAMAGES FOR INJURY
Man Hit by Battrd Ball Awarded
Judgment Aaalaat the Chi-i-ago
CHICAGO.'. March 24. August Auerbach,
who sued the American base hall league
for I2S.0U0 damages for Injuries received by
being hit by a batted ball, waa today
awarded flo.noo damages by Jury la Judg
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