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MAY TRIM DEMANDS
Anthracite Miners Preparing Kew Proposi
tioa to Operator!.
SCALE COMMITTEE WORKS ALL DAY
Mr. Mitchell Befiuei to Discuss Report that
Men Will Make Concessions.
COMPROMISE IS NOW EXPECTED
One-Year Contract on Basis of Award with
SITUATION" IN SOFT COAL FIELlv
Men Are Gradually nrtarnlng to
Work In Many Districts mii(
I nlon Officials Are Pleased
NEW YORK. April 4 It was the general
belief tonight of those who arc closely
watching the situation about the anthra
cite miners' headquarters In this city, that
the miners have definitely decided to mod
ify their emand and will present them to
the operators' probably tomorrow. Some
of the members of the committee privately
admitted before coining to New York that
the original demands were greater than
the miners really expected to get and the
leaders could afford to trim them down and
still leave the workers enough to be sat
isfied. Jt la believed that If the operators
will meet the men half way or! some
the demands they hae made, such as a
reconstruction of the conciliation board,
an eight hour day and an Increase In pay
for some classes of labor, the mlner
would seriously consider the proposition of
renewing the strike commission award for
not more than one year. The miners have
all along aasertd they would not bind
themselves to any agreement for three
years. When the reports that the miners
would modify their demands and other
rumors to the effect that they would sug
gest that the differences between them
selves an their employers be arbitrated
and that a convention of anthracite miners
would be called within a few days, were
called to the attention of the members of
the committee, they referred the inquirers
to Tresldent Mitchell, who, when ap
proached would shake his head and say:
"There la nothing I can say at this time."
Mitchell Kays little.
X'reparntlons for another meeting tomor
row between the subcommittee represent
ing the anthracite operators and miners
kept tho Shamokln committee of miners
busy toduy. Two long sessions were held,
but beyond the following statement by
I'reskient Mitchell no information wus
The committee appointed by the Shamokln
convention met at the Ashland hotel today
and had under consideration the communi
cation from the governor of Pennsylvania
and tbu otter of the anthracite coal oper
ators to renew and continue for three
years the award of the anthracite coal
strike commission. It was decided that
tho matter of further negotiations and the.
propositions o the anthracite, miners lw
referred k the subcommittee, appointed ly
the general committee and that a further
meeting of the general committee be held
tomorrow at 1 it. in. The subcommittee
la now In session.
All the district leaders received reports
from tho anthracite fields during the day
and evening and, notwithstanding reports
that more coal was mined today than yes
terday or Monday, they declared the situa
tion was satisfactory to them.
(oft Coal Situation Satisfactory.
President Mitchell Is devoting almost as
much time to the situation In the bitumin
ous held as he Is to the hard coal region.
Ho Is hourly In receipt of telegrams from,
the west. When aaked tonight how matters
stood In the soft coal field he said:
"Entirely satisfactory to me. Everything
Is turning out as I expected and I believe
the situation In the west will soon be
When President Mitchell waa informed
that President Koosevelt had declined to
Interfere with the soft coal troubles he
showed great Interest and Inquired If the
text of the president's communication hud
been made public. He refused to com
ment on the president's action, but he
plainly showed- be was much gratified at
the stand the president has taken. Among
Mr. Mitchell's visitors today was J. L.
Marston of the Texas and Pacific Coal
company. , lie had a short conference with
Mr. Mitchell over the matter of signing
the M03 scale, but If a conclusion waa
reached by them It waa not disclosed.
Men Expert nettlemeat.
PHILADELPHIA. April 4.-In anticipa
tion that a satisfactory arrangement will
be made by the operators' and miners'
representatives when they again1 meet In
conference today tit New York, hope pre
vails throughout the anthracite region.
I'nllke the years ISM) and 1H0:. when both
strikes were preceded by pronounced agi-
tlon, the mine workers appear to believe
that when the conferees finish their de
liberations they will have adopted a plan
wblcb, if It does not comply with all the
demands of the mine workers, will at
least grant concessions, resulting in a re
sumption of mining operations. While
hopeful of peace, however, the miners are
preparing for war, as is evidenced by th
fact that picketing has become, general
throughout the region. In many cases men
on their , way to the mines were stopped
by them) pickets today and compelled to
prove that they were exempted In Presl
tient Mitchell s order suspending work. At
Yulesxille, near ilkesburre. a number of
pumpmen employed at the Fcrnwood
colliery of tho Pennsylvania Coal company
were attacked by foreigners, which resulted
In a call for the state iKillce. No arrests
litliburii Men Itetaraiua.
PlTTSBl'Ra. April 4. Notwithstanding
the fact that tho Pittsburg Coal company
has signed the scale demanded by the
miners and the announcement that the men
would return to work at once, not more
than half of thul company's operations
are under way. Paukk Dolun. who Is
one of the contesting officers of the local
district and who was charged with hold
ing back the miners from returning to
work, made a statment tonight in which
be denies that he sent out any orders re
straining the miners and udvlslng them to
return to work ut once. A further de
velopment In the soft cou! situation lit
this district thut appeared tonight Is In
dicated In tho statement of an Independent
operator who baa been present at the meet
ings of this body and was ono of the
barter numbers of the organisation
formed last night. This gentleman said
It will all be oer In a week. If the
Pittsburg Coal company gets all their men
lu.k to work by n xl week there will be
outlilrik left for ihe Independents to do
bat el n the scale.
It was tlio general sentiment tonight that
jCuniiouc-J cm Kvcond I'g )
RECEIVER FOR ZION CHURCH
Orfrwff Vollva Says Drastic m
rri Will lie Taken Am I nut
CHICAGO. ApriJ 4. It was decided today
by Overseer Vollva of Zlon City that In
view of the announced return of John
Alexander Dowie, from Mexico and his
declared Intention of making a fight
against the action suspending him from
office, that the present overseer shall be
appointed reeeiver of the Church of Z'.on
and of all the public propertied standing
In the name of the church. The courtj
will probnbly be ssked to name Vollva n
receiver within the next few days.
It was also asserted by the officers of
lion City that If Dowle returns and com-
ij, fliers legal action against the present
f.-T of the church or attempts to oust
m hey will cause his arrest and proao
n the charge of misuse of funds.
acting under the power of
holds from Dowle, filed In the
unty recorder of Lake county
to Deacon Alexander
' annuities and bequests
;nade to Dowle and are
still unpaid. ,
A message was today received by Dearon
Alexander Granger from Dowle, reading n
You nre hereby removed from your office
ns general financial manager nnd all other
ofTlees. 1 warn you slioulil you undertake
to exercise any authority ns financial man
ager It will be regarded as criminal.
Dcncon Granger, after reading the mes
sage, declared that he would pay no at
tention to It. but would continue to dis
charge his duties as financial manager of
Overseer Vollva and other officers of Zlon
City today called upon Deacon Wllhlte, the
newly appointed representative of Dowie,
who was named yesterday as Vollva's suc
I'csmtr In a message sent by Dowle from
Mexico, to say whether he proposed to net
with them or In behalf of Dowie. Ho re
fused positively to nay whether or not he
will endeavor to regain possession of zlon
City and Zlon church for Ikiwlc. He, how
ever, sent a message to Dowie saying that
legal counsel had ndvLed him that Dowie's
revocation of Vollva's power of attorney
by wire is Illegal. The message sent to
Dowie by leacon WUhlto today is as fol
lows: Dowle. Octlart, Mexico: Am advised that
telegraphic powers of attorney are not ef
fective titles to all real and personal prop
erty passed on Monday. Instruments con
veying the same executed by your attorneys
In favor of Granger. Am powerless to as
sume control. Recommend that you Slav
there and consider particulars and full re
port from me before you return. Feeling
very strong against you here. Wire reply.
(Signed) FIELDING II. WILHrTE.
HAZING IN BRITISH ARMY
Foor I lentenanta Acensed of Mal
treating; an Associate Are
Placed on Trial.
ALDERBHOT, Eng., April 4. Four lieu
tenants, Hamilton, Dalrymple-Hamllton.
Jollife and Harford, were placed on trial
today before a court of Inquiry, which is
making an Investigation into the hazing
of Second IJeutenant Clark Kennedy, who
was severely maltreated by his fellow
officers last month, because, It is allotted,
he was too poor to meet uU the regimental
The court Is composed of four generals
and two colonels, Lieutenant General Mor
Lieutenant Kennedy testified that after
mess March IS, Just after he. had returned
from sick leave, he was tried by a mock
court-martial on the charge that the med
ical officer had found him In a filthy condi
tion ana mni ne naa tola his colonel a
He. Kennedy was thereupon sentenced to
be stripped and tako a bath. The sen
tence was carried out wun force and a
mixture of motor oil and other ingredients
was poured over him and Jam was spread
over his hair. Subsequently Kennedy
escaped naked to his room. His persecu
tors, however, proceeded to knock the door
open, whereupon Kennedy Jumped out of a
window and took refuge In a hotel.
Kennedy, who comes of a family of well
known soldiers, and the other lieutenants
belong to the First battalion of Scots'
Guards. He had previously served In the
Fourth battalion of tho prince of Wales'
own West Yorkshire regiment.
THREATENS HAMBURG'S TRADE
Frnsala Will Try to Attract Easiness
to Xew Town on
HAMBURG, April 1-The members of
the Prussian Diet's budget conimitteo vis
ited Hamburg yesterday with the purpose
of studying plans to develop the harbor
of the Prussian city of Harburg, situated
on the south urm of tho River Elfe, op
posite Hamburg. Hurburg s . coinmereo
has been growing rapidly, owing to the
overcrowded condition of Hamburg's har
bor, and Harburg therefore is building
extensive harbor Improvements and deep
ening the water to twenty-nine and a half
feet, whereas the depth of the so-called
Kcehlbrand, connecting Harburg with the
Elbe opposite Altona, is limited by contract
with Hamburg to nineteen and a half feet.
The contract was made two years ago
when ocean-going steamers were of muth
lighter draft than they are now. Har
burg Is anxious to huve the Kcehlbrand
deepened to accommodate the largest craft
but the stream lies In Hamburg's territory
and that city Is unwilling to see Ha Prus
slan rival placed In a position to compete
with Its port. The Prussian committee 1
now trying to negotiate an agreement per
Ullttlng the dredging of the Koeblbrand
to the required depth.
FRENCH DO H0N0R TO JONES
I)ltRBihed ani Persouaaes Will
Be I'reseM at Flaal later,
nirnt at Asaapoli.
PARIH. Aril 4 foreign Minister Uoi
geuU bus written to the American embassy
giving the program of the French govern
ment's partkiiation in the burial of the
body of Admiral Paul Junes at Annapolis
April 24. and furnishing a list of the dis
tinguished naval personages assigned to
take part In the ceremonies.
The French cruisers will arrive at An
napolis In division formation April 20 under
the command of Rear Admiral Campion,
who will be on board the Hugshlp Mar
seillaise, with Captain Guepratte and
twenty officers; on board the Conde will be
Captain Huguet, late naval aide-de-camp
of former President Loubet, and seventeen
officers, and on board tho Aube Captain
Lefevre and twenty other oftlrers. The ad
miral's staff will consist of flee officers,
headed by Captain Hutelle, chief of the
naval stuff of the ministry ef marine.
4'htltaa Mlra.lv Sold.
SANTIAGO. Chile. April 4. -After long
negotiations, which at time were critical,
the nltruto interests have auccfsnrully ne
golitcd lor the output of that product.
RESULTS OF CITY PRIMARY
Benson Has a Big Plurality for Republican
Nomination for Major.
ONLY TWO OF FONTANELLES DEFEATED
West berg's Ambition to He Comp
troller Smothered nnd Zlmman
Heats Plumb for Council
In Third Ward.
Total republican resist rnt Ion .. 10.R4T
Total republican vote M,R1f
Benson's plurality l,.tn
Denaoa'a vote ,. . i.B7l
Hennlna'a vote .. 2, .til
Broatrh'a Tote 2,27tl
The total vote for the republican candi
dates in the city primaries, from
mayor down, are here given and
show no change In tho general
results as Indicated In the earlier reports.
The Fontanelle slate has been broken la
but two cases; Westberg for comptroller
was again repudiated end Johnson elected
and .Immnn beat Plumb for the council
in the Third ward. Here is the complete
nets lied Vote on Mayor. .
Dist. Benson. Droateh.Cooley,
3) 4f 3
,41 41 1
S3 si ft
7 16 1
101 1S3 II
Dist. Benson. Broatuh.Coorey. nings
1 74 30 1 iSl
2 W 20 .. 31
3 49 41 1 a
38 33 .. 17
6 H :-9 1 61
Totals S34 I( ' a ' 166
,77 31 1 47
.102 23 .. 41
,64 30 1 4K
, 67 . 64 2 41
44 30 ., 46
. 864 ' 15 4 T3
394 161 7
Dlst. Benson.Broatch.Cooley. nlngs
1 1"1 27 .. (a
2 93 2i 2 38
3 177 i 1 29
4 74 (." a ' .. X 2
Totals 446 " 4 "l44
1 98 63 , 3
2 76 12 ' 1
3 41 7 1
4 110 13
I 89 48 i
Totals 413 142 7
Dlst. Benson.Broatch.Cooley. nlngs
Totals 354 112 1
Totals 422 1K3 4
SUMMARY OF WARDS.
151 183 11 213
1X9 32 K ;-.'0
3 126 4M 7 121
4 X.4 ir,;t i
t 354 lti8 4 2i3
6 3;4 151 7 1X1
7 441 nr. 4 144
276 214 ' 5 205
413 142 , -7 240
10 147 27R 8 28
U 354 112 1 187
12 492 163 4 203
Totals 3671 227 61 2311
Benson 3,671 Broatch 2,276
ilt-niiiugs 2.311 Cooley 61
For City Clerk.
Greenleaf 3,410 Stockham 1,291
For City Treaanrer.
Edwards 2.654Inltt 1.691
Beisel 1,698 Higglns 1,453
Johnson 8,540 Fead 1,332
For City Attorney.
8.674 MoLeod ,
1.084 Turner .........
2,Jti Woleshennky .
2,t6 I'iylor, A. C,
, UK Norton
I Murphy ...
A 2,700 Bachman
In bull ...
644 la; lor, W. li.
........ Sli Harnett
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BALLOONIST NOCQUET DROWNS
Amatmr Aeronaut Mho Was Being;
wept Oat to fen Meets Death
In IO ara; Island Marsh.
NEW YORK. April 4 Death In the
waters of Bass creek, n small stream wind
ing throufth .the meadows along the south
shore of Long Island, between Jones'
bench and Amltyville, ended the daring
balloon ascent yesterday afternoon of Paul
Nocquet, a French sculptor or note and an
enthusiastic amateur aeronnnt. The body
was found tonight on the muddy shore of
the creek, where the tide hnd left It.
Nocquet apparently landed safely with
his car and In fighting his way out of the
meadows in the darkness had traversed
about two-fifths of the dlstnnce from Jones'
bench to Amity ville, sereral miles, when
ho died. He had crossed thirteen or four
teen different Islands and had swam or
waded the runlets between them.
The vnlve-controlllng ropes of the balloon
when found Indicated that the descent had
been started by Nocqtiet's action and that
It must have been gradjnl.
Paul Nocquet has made many d.trlng suc
cessful attempts at aerlel navigation. It Is
not an an irronnut alone thHt he hs at
tained distinction, however. He Is almost
equally well known as an author, sculptor
and artist. Wide attention recently was
attracted to his work as n sculptor by a
bronze figure of President Roosevelt en
titled "A Presidential Vacation." This
figure represents the president dragging n
bear by Ihe ear while In his rieiit hand
he holds aloft a cub. Comment upon the
figure was diversified, but the efforts of
the artist pleased the president, who sent
him a complimentary letter.
Nocquet was born in Urussels In 1S77 and
at the sge of 14 studied painting under
.Tnnn Tnvtn.l Rjvin H ft,rmn-l lirt Inrni,
to sculpture nnd at tho age of 20 won the
grand prlxe of Belgium, which gave Mm a
three years' fellowship In Paris. In Paris
he also became Interested In aeronautics
and before he came to this country had
come to be considered one of the most
daring members of the Aero p.lub of
Francf. Two years ago he planned to at
tempt to cross the Atlantic ocean In a
balloon, but was deterred br friends.
Among Nocquet's well known works In
sculpture are "Effort" tnd "Foot Ball
riayers." which have bf-n presented to
Columbia university. He was awarded
third prize for a oronro door for the naval
academy at Annapolis.
Searching for the missing aeronaut pro
ceeded steadily, but tip to afternoon no
trace of him had been found.
It was decided this afternoon to send
a tug out to scour the. hay. Members of
the Aero club expressed the opinion that
the aeronaut Is safo and that he will be
heard from soon.
STREET CAR UNION WINS
Agreement Reached at Oakland
Whereby Discharged Men May
Appeal Through Talon.
OAKLAND. Cal., Arll 4.At 3 o'clock
this morning the carmen's union unani
mously sdopted the agreement reached yes
terday between Its leaders and representa
tives of the street .caawpany., Under
the new order of things the traction com
pany recognizes not only the union, but
grants all discharged employes the right to
appeal before the directors of the corpo
ration through the union. AU discharged
employes who secure reinstatement through
sppeal are to receive full pay for the time
lost between date of their discharge to date
of their return to work.
In future the company will place bulletin
boards in all car houses for use by the
union and trippers will be paid for a full
hour's work even If they make but a por
tion of a run. During the time motormen
and conductors are giving Instruction to
students they will receive 23 cents a day In
addition to their regular wages. ,
The present wage scale will remain In
effect until January 1, 1907.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC MEETING
Gould, Pierce, SchllT, Kahn, Speyer
and Tweed Retire from
LOtTISVILLE, Ky.. April 4.-The annual
meeting of the stockholders of the South
ern Pacific company, a Kentucky corpora
tion, was held at the office of the company
in Becchmont, a suburb.
Judge Alexander Humphrey, general
counsel for the company In Kentucky, pre
sided. The vote waa cast by proxy and
none of tho eastern stockholders was pres
ent. During the year George J. Gould,
Wlnslow 8. Pierce, Jacob Schiff,. Otto
Kahn and Messrs. Speyer and Tweed have
resigned from the board of directors and
the new board elected today is as follows:
W. D. Cornish; Maxwell Evarta. H. H.
Harrlman, H. E. Huntington. Clarence H.
Mackay, Ogden Mill. W. V. S. Thome,
A. K. Vandeventer, Henry W. Deforest,
Robert Goelet. Marvin Hughltt, R. S.
Lovett, D. O. Mills, James Stlllman, David
MEMORIAL FOR MISS ANTHONY
Women's Organisations Will Place
Bast of Leader In National
TOLEDO. O.. April 4. At today's ses
sion the National Council of Women
adopted a plan presented by Mrs. May
Wright Bewail, as chairman of a special
committee, for setting aside a memorial
day In October or November next for the
late Susan B. Anthony, to be observed
by every organization In the council. Also
to collect at that time the sum of 1,0")
with which to purchase a bust of Miss An
thony to place In the national capltol.
A flurry was caused by the report on
immigration submitted by Xi-s. I. C. Man
chester of Providence, R 1.. in which
she referred to some of tho Immigrants
us "cattle," "human refuse" and "pesti
lential human rubbish." After several del
egates had condemned tho language of the
report, Mrs. Swift, the president, moved
that It be laid on the table and the motion
INDIAN BANKER MURDERED
Man Who Carried .10,01lt Fun ad
. Dead on Farm rar
MCSKOGEE, I. T.. April 4.-J. Burdett,
president of the Eufala National bunk,
merchant and one of the most prominent
and wealthy men of the Creek nation,
was shot and killed last night at his home
In Eufala. His body was found this morn
ing near a well in the rear of his resi
dence, a portion of his head being torn
away by a bullet. There Is no clue to the
assassin. Mr. Burdett tarried lifs Insur
ance policies agtrtgatln $50 mu.
ANOTHER MONTH OF DEBATE
Tillman Does Not Eipect Vote on the Rate
Bill Before May 1.
HEPBURN CONFIDENT IT WILL PASS
Suspicions Pome of the Amendments
Offered Are for the Pnrpose of
Itenderlngr the Whole
(From a Staff Correspondents
WASHINGTON. D. C. April 4.-(Speclal)
Senator Tillman despairs of a vote on the
railroad rate bill before May 1 and possibly
not before May 13. Representative Hep
burn of Iowa Is confident that after the
senate has threshed over the rnllroad bill
for .1 few more weeks It will come to the
conclyslon that his measure contains every
fair provision for rate review and will
pass It. Representative Hepburn conferred
with the president on some other legislative
matters today, not touching upon the rnll
road rate question at all, but when he wr.s
asked about the situation he unhesitatingly
declared his belief that ihe Hepburn bill
would eventually be passed by the senate
as the best solution of the whole thing an 1
n the most promising In Its constitution
ality. Colonel Hepburn does not like to talk
about It or voice any suspicions, but he Is
by no means satisfied that some of the
amendments being offered are put up In
slncerltv, their chief aim bring to render
the bill unconstitutional.
Ilatlfylns Indian Treaty.
Senator Gamble today secured a favorable
report from tho committee on Indian
affairs nnd presented W? raino to the sen
ate, upon his bill ratifying the treaty
made by the Yankton Sioux Indians wi'.li
the government for the cession of their
title to the historic plpestnno quarries In
Minnesota. The bill carried an appropria
tion of 3100,000, which Is th price agreed
to be raid the Indians under the treaty.
ftonth IJakotans at Capital.
Hon. Kirk G. Phillips of Deadwood, S. D.,
ex-state treasurer and candidate for gov
ernor, accompanied by his wife; also Hon.
J. J. Davenport and wife of Sturgis, S. D.,
are In the city attending the convention
of railway commissioners. They Join
others here nnd leave tomorrow for a trip
to Cuba, Torto Rico and the West Indies.
Ex-Scnator R. F. Pettigrew is In Wash
ington looking after matters lwfore tho
departments and before certain congres
sional committees. He expects to return to
his home at Sioux Falls In the near future,
having been In New York since last No
vember. More Cash for Yankton.
The senate today passed Senator Gam
ble's bill Increasing the limit of cost of the
postofflco and weather bureau at Yankton.
S. D.. from 8X0,000 to 881.500, the increase to
be used for placing an exterior lamp
standard, additional lock boxes and other
minor matters for the Improvement of the
Demand for More Carriers.
Mr. Kennedy today received a petition
from sixty citizens of Omaha, living west
of Thirty-eighth street and south of
Leavenworth street,- pi'ajingw for better
mall service. They are served from sta
tion B and they assert the service Is in
adequate. They do not complain of the
carriers they have, but want more. The
petition Is the result of the action taken
by the West Leavenworth Improvement
Chance for Homesteaders.
' Representative Martin today Introduced
a bill to provide for the homestead entry
of lands within the Black Hills forest re
serve. The bill authorizes the secretary
of agriculture. In his discretion, upon ap
plication, to evamine and ascertain as to
the location and extent of Innds within
the Black Hills forest reserve which are
chiefly valuable for agriculture and which.
In his opinion, may be occupied for agri
cultural purposes without injury to the
reserve. Such lands are to be listed and
described and filed with the secretary of
the Interior for the Information of pros
Homesteads on Forest Reserves.
The house committee on public lands took
favorablo action today on a bill providing
for the opening to homestead entry under
certain- limitations of such portions of for
est reserve lands as tho secretary of agri
culture shall designate for that purpose and
the secretary of the Interior shall authorize.
Minor Matters rt Capital.
Congressman Hepuburn's bill putting the
counties, of Lucas, Clarke, Vnlon, Adair,
Adams, Fremont, Page, Taylor, Ringgold,
Decatur and Wayne Into the southern di
vision of the southern federal district of
Iowa and providing for the holding of cir
cuit and district court of the I'nlted States
at Creston on the fourth Tuesduy in March
and the first Tuesday in November, passed
tho house today.
Lewis E. Patten has been appointed
postmaster at Thompson, Jefferson county,
Neb., vice Fred Witt, resigned.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska Ins
vale, Route 2, Claude P. Conley, carrier;
Wallay B. Conley, substitute; Route 8, Wil
liam P. Weaver, carrier; Clay C. Weaver,
substitute. South Dakota Farmer, Route
1, Thomas Stacey, carrier; Christie Dunn,
The application of B. N. Hendricks, James
Hendricks, E. R. St. John, Ethel K. Hend
ricks, Ruby Hendricks and Ruble Hend
ricks 8t. John to organize the First Na
tional bank of Rlcevllle. Ia., with $20,000 cap
ital, has been approved by the comptroller
of the currency. The comptroller has also
approved the application o'f J, 11. Martin,
J. J. Mueller, E. H. Martin, J. 11. Mueller,
C. H. Moehliivg and others to organize the
First National bank of Tripoli, la., with
GROSSCUP ON CORPORATIONS
t'klcaaro Jurist Favors talloual Con
trol of Enterprises Tliatlonal
BOSTON. April 4. "The Nations Cor
poration Problem" was discussed at a din-
tho Economic club tonight by
Grotkcup of Chicago, Justice of
the I'nlted States circuit court of appeals.
The dinner waa held in the Exchange club
building and was largely attended. Luis
D. Brandeis presided.
Judge Groescup reviewed the develop
ment of the corporation In national life.
He expressed the opinion that the promo
ters of dishonest corporations have
flourished under the policy of Indifference
ly the state and that over-capitalized cor
poration has become the rule. Judge
Enterprises that are national must find
their corporate right to exist in the na
tion's puntatse that no form of incorporated
property will be tolerated that is not cal
culated to Mrve honestly the peoples' In.
st met for Individual ownership as well as
their interests as mere patrons and cus
tomers A national Ideal tike that entered
upon, the states will follow In their cor
porate policy rti-pcctlDS lot si corporations.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair and Warmer Thursday. Friday
Temperature at Omaha Vealerdayl
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CELEBRATION AT TUSKEGEE
Addresses hy Robert '. Onrden. Pres
ident P.llot of Harvard and
TrSKEGF.B. Ala.. April 4-Owin to the
delay In the Ogden Special train the be
ginning of the exercises In connection with
tho celebration of the twenty-fifth anni
versary of the Ttiskegre Normal and In
dustrial Institute wus delayed until to
night. Among the prominent men who came in
the t)gdn train were Secretary of War
Taft. Robert C. Ogden. president rf the
board of trustees, Charles W. Eliot, presi
dent of Harvard university; Dr. Lyman
Abbott and Oswald Garrison Wlllard. ed
itor of the New York Evening Posl.
The party was greeted by l.WX) students
snd alumni and members of the faculty
nnd loard of trmicos. Principal Booker T.
Washington dellveied an address of wel
come. Mr. Ogden delivered a strong address on
the significance of the eelebratlon. He
spoke of the fart that Tuskegee institute
stood out as the unmatched example of
the possibilities of an institution entirely
controlled In Its diversified academic and
Industrial curriculum, productive Industries,
executive organization and business affairs
by a faculty and corps of managers com
posed entirely of men and women of Af
President Eliot of Harvard and Secre
tary Taft slso made addresses.
E. C. SWIFT DIES IN BOSTON
Member of Meat Parkins Firm
Stricken with Pnenmonla Two
BOSTON. April 6.-E. C. Swift of Chicago,
a member of the packing firm of Swift and
Company, died early today nt the yulncy
house, where he engaged rooms about two
weeks ago. Pneumonia was the cause of
d"nth. Mr. Swift was taken 111 with pneu
monia on March 27. Ho grew rapidly
worse and his daughter, Mrs. Clarence
Moore of Chicago, was summoned. His
physician. Dr. Johnson, also was called
from Chicago and watched by the sick
man's bedside until he died shortly after
The crisis In the disease was reached
yesterday and alarming symptoms made
their appearance. He then became uncon
scious nnd remained in that condition until
Mrs. Swift was traveling In Europe when
her husband was stricken and It is thought
she la now on lier way to America. Mr
Swift was a native of Sandwich, this state.
He left home when but a boy, and with
his brother, Gustavus, did much to de
velop the packing Industry, one of the
prominent features of his work being the
perfecting of the system of refrigerator
CAPTAIN GREENE ON STAND
Defendnnt In the Famous Conspiracy
Case Testifies In His Own
SAVANNAH. Ga., April 4.-Captaln Ben
jamin D. Greene, ono of the defendants In
the Greene-Gaynor trial, occupied the wit
ness stand today and the court was
crowded. General Greene gave a clear ex
position of the business of engineering and
contracting and dwelt at length upon many
of the enterprises In which the defendants
were engaged. He denied most emphatically
that Carter was interested financially or
otherwise in any of the firm's contracts.
Captain Greene testified that the contrac
tors made about $500,000 out of the Savan
nah, 1892, contract, saying that It was one
of the rare cases where the contractors
make money and the government Is corre
spondingly benefited. The defendant will
continue on the stand tomorrow.
RED MEN AREJN A WRECK
Train Bearing; Three Hundred Vir
ginians Goes Into Ditch,
Car Tarnlnar Over.
RICHMOND, Va., Apiit 4. As the re
sult of the caving In of one side of a
heavy fill on the Chicago, Cincinnati &.
Louisville railroad, a special train bearlnj
8o0 Richmond members of the Order cf
Red Men, enroute home from the district
meeting at Rushvllle, was wrecked early
today. Six passengers were Injured, none
The accident occurred at the main street
crossing on a fifteen-foot viaduct. The
baggage car and first coach left the track
and turned over. They oiled down a
twenty-foot embankment. Forty men were
In the coach. Two other couches on the
train cjung to the rails.
FORMER OMAHA PASTOR CALLED
Brooklyn Want Rev. II. U. Crocker,
Who Is Vow In Blaghamton,
BINGHAMTOX. N. T., April 4. - (Special
Telegram.; Rev. Herbert Gould Crocker,
formerly pastor of the Hillside Congrega
tional church at Omaha, and later p.ihtnr
of the Plymouth Congregational church at
thla place, hits been called to Brooklyn.
He Is a native of Emporia. Kan., and was
once a Blatant to Dr. Hlllls at Prooklyn.
! He left Omaha In 1U04.
Priest Dies at Altar.
CRAW FORD8V1LLE. Ind.. April 4.
While saying reoulem mass at the funeral
of one of his parishoneis today Kev. John
Dempsey diopped dead at Die altar.
I Moveuieuls of Ocean Vessels April 4
At New York Arrived: Madonna, from
NapltK; Armenia, from lliniliurg; Wuerz
burg, from Bremen; Italia, from Naples;
t'urinunla, from Liverpool. Suited; Ryn
dam, for Rotterdam, via Boulogne; Teu
tonic, for Uvirpool.
At Yokohama Arrived: Empress of In
dia. -from Vancouver.
At Antwerp Arrived: Zeland, from New
At IJverpool Sailed: Laurentlan.
Philadelphia; Alatcmie. for New York.
At (jueeiistown Hulled : Ivernlu. for
At Naples Arrived: Weimar, front New
At Hong Kong Arilved: Athenian, from
At Naples Arrived: Nord Amerika. from
At Cherbourg -Hailed: Kaiser VYUhtlm
der Grouse, fvr Nw York.
NEWLANDS OS RATES
Nevada Senator Advocates National Incor
poration of Railroads.
WOULD FIX MAXIMUM OF PROFITS
He Also Says He Would Not Objeot to
DEFICIENCY BILL IS x CONSIDERED
Two Delegates Added to Fan-American
Congress at Bio Janeiro.
DANIEL MAKES A PLEA FOR SOUTH
Thla Section and
Porto Itlco Is
Snfllclently In Dlatrlbntloi
WASHINGTON, April 4. in the senate
today Mr. Newiands discussed the rail
road rate bill and Mr. Daniel the question
of tho lack of representation by the south
ern states In the public service. Mr. New
lands advocated amendments to tho rate
bill providing for the national Incorpora
tion of railroads and announced himself ns
favorable to the governmental ownership
of those utilities. Mr. Daniel's speocli was
bared on a provision in tha urgent de
ficiency appropriation bill for the repre
sentation of tho t'nlted States at the next
Pan-American congress to be held in Rio
Janeiro next July. He said that the plans
of the State department did not contem
plate representation of the south or the
far west and then entered upon a general
consideration of southern participation In
public, affairs, contending thut political dif
ferences should not be permitted to pre
vent such participation on a broador scale.
Tho deficiency bill was amended so as to
provide for more delegates and as amended
The bill carries an appropriation of $i!0,fl0i)
for the American delegates to the Tan-
Anierlcan congress at Rio Janeiro.
Senator Daniel, commenting on the fact
from Porto Rico and none from the south.
described the Porto Rlcan as "a sort of sub-
American, a brevet American, an American
on the half-shell and wondered If the
gentleman from Torto Rico could define tho
relations between that Island and tho Un
ited States. Tho bill was amended to
provide two more commissioners and to
carry an appropriation of $75,000 and In
this form It passed.
The rnllroad rate bill being taken up. Mr.
Newiands addressed the senate.
Newiands Wonld I.lntlt Profits.
Mr. Newiands contended that the bill
should fix a maximum percentage of profit
to be allowed to the roads and to this end
he would have the valuation of all rallro.td
property carefully ascertained.
In addition lie would have a national In
corporation act which would be the most
effective safeguard against overcapitaliza
tion. All these regulations would work
automatically in tho direction of a reduc
tion of rates. ; .
He argued that tho great majority of in
vestors prefer a steady income of from 4
to 6 per cent to speculative enterprises, anl
drew the conclusion that the determination
of profit would not have the effect of re
stricting railroad extension. This plan
would have the effect of taking the rail
roads out of politics, a most desirable de
sideratum. In Mr, Newiands' opinion.
From national capitalization to national
ownership was but a short step for tho
Nevada senator and ho announced thut
he was In no respect averse to that policy.
He could see no financial obstacle In tho
way of the acquisition of existing roads,
but If there should bo opposition to this
course he would have the government
enter upon the construction of a railway
system of Its own and he suggested an
experimental line from Norfolk or Charles
ton to Ixis Angeles or Ban Diego. Such a
line 2.000 miles in length could be built, he
suld, for $100,000,000, a cost not exceeding an
average of $35,000 per mile, which prevails
on existing lines.
Without completing his speech Mr. New
lands suspended at 4 p. m. and the senate
BILL IX TUB HOISE
Measure Which Carries lKl.B73.2ot
Is Explained by Mr. Overatreet.
WASHINGTON. April 4. The house dur
ing Its seedon today listened to a criticism
of the president on the part of Mr. Fitz
gerald (N. Y.) for the failure of the chief
executive properly to advise the house as
to the objections he had to the bill opening
505.000 acres of land for grazing purposes
In Oklahoma territory instead of advising
the members of the Indian affairs commit
tee as to the weakness of the measure, so
that It might be amended to meet the
wishes of the commissioner of Indian at
The postofnee appropriation bill was then
taken up, but beyond the explanation of
the bill by the chairman of the postofnee
committee, Mr. Overstreet, no headway
Mr. Overstreet lnd.), chairman of the
commlttte on postoftlces and post roads,
said that the Increase of the postal service
necessitated heavy increases In expendi
tures and a few changes In the methods of
administration of the service could be made
without serious Impairment to the efll
cleney of the service.
While tho deficit In the postal service for
the fiscal year 19"5 was upward of $14,00u,
000 the total receipts for the year, $U2.82,.
5S5, exceeded the total expenditures for ths
fiscal year 19-i by $1.408..
The department estimates that the re
ceipts for tho flscut year 190? will be $1S1,
573,204. based un an estimate of a 1 per
cent increase over the estimated receipts
for the llhcal year IKS!. Mr. Overstreet Wis
compelled to answer a rapid fire of ques
tions when the franking privilege came up
In the course of his general outline of tha
bill. The new legislation which the bill
provides makes It unlawful for any person
entitled under the law to the use of a
frank to lend his frank or permit Its use
by any ccmmlttce organization or associa
tion or permit Its ue by any person for
the bcnetlt of any organization or associa
tion. At 4 o'clock the postoftk-e appropriation
bill was luid aside and at 4:ud o'clock ths
St. Louis' Trial Trip.
PHILADELPHIA. April 4 Tl.t protected
crusier bl. Louis, built at the yards of tiiti
Nealte A Levy Ship and Engine Hullding
coniiMiny of this city, sailed today for the
i tiuildeis trial trip, t nuer t onnoei, too nt. .
1 Louis iiiusl resell a sjxed of twenty knots
sn hour. i lie guv t-rinncui trial mm vm
l.obhUt Mast Report Fees.
ALHANY. N. Y.. April 4. The statu as
sembly I o.l, iy passed a bill requirng ell
legist itlvr agents ' employed to Influence
legislation to register and to report the
fees they receive. Ihe bill prohibits Ihti
t-uiplov uixnt of leglsUUvs agents on toil
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