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OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNIXO, APRIL 7, 1906-SIXTEEX PAGES.
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OFFER FROM OHIO
Coal Operators in Buckeye State Propose to
Arbitrate Waee Dispute.
PROPOSITION FORWARDED TO MITCHELL
Practically Identical with One He Made
Hard Goal- Men.
BOARD WILL CONSIDER IT NEXT WEEK
Many Ohio Operators Already at Work on
ANTHRACITE OPERATORS AT WORK
Committee RatKrd In Drafting
Reply tn Offer to Submit IHf
Ipff ncfi tn Board of
Sl'.W YUM K, April 6.-lnteiest In the la
bor irnublM In the anthracite regions was
overshadowed today ly the proposition
that came out of the west for the arbitra
tion of the differences existing: between
tha oft coal operators, who have not yet
sgrred to the 1903 scale, and the miners.
The offer of the soft coal operators Is j
identical, word for word, except where
the term bituminous Is substituted for
anthracite, with the one "resident Mitchell
presented to tho hard coal operators here
yesterday. There was considerable spec
ulation as to how the miners' leader would
receive hie own arbitration plan for an
other field. Ha was much Interested In
the news, but maintained his usual silence
when asked what he would do. Within
an hour after the receipt of the offer from
J. II. Winders, he sent a reply to the
effect that he had no power to act on the
proposition, but would submit it to the
International executive board at Indian
apolis week after next. Mr. Mitchell was
usked what ho thought of Mr. Winder's
literary ability and he Jokingly replied that
h "admired It very much."
Leaders of the miners' union who were
t headquarters today did hot think the
International executive board would favor
the proposition. A member of the board
aid conditions In the soft coal regions
aro much different from those in the an
thracite region. He pointed out that many
operators had already signed the scale
and the number was increasing dally.
Nothing developed In the anthracite situ
ation to clearly Indicate what the outcome
of next Monday's meeting between the sub
committees of the miners and operators
would be. There was no formal meeting
of the operators, but most of them were In
communication with one another. It was
reported today that the arbitration offer
of the miner would be refused, but it was
denied by those In authority that a final
determination had been reached. It was
also . reported that the operators would
probably rench arbitration, but by a dif
ferent sort of tribunal.
It has .jM-Rctroftlty been settled that if
the operators refuse he arbitration offer a
call will go out for a convention.
Ohio Operators for Arbitration,
COLUMBUS, O., April 6,-John H. Win
der, president of the bituminous operators
of Ohio, has proposed urbltrntlon for the
settlement of the strike tn the bituminous
district. Including Ohio, western Pennsyl
vania, Indiana and Illinois. The following
Is Mr. Wlnder'a telegram sent today from
Charleston, W. Va., to President Roosevelt
a.-.d President Mitchell of the miners'
I propose that, subject to the approval
of a convention of the bituminous oper
ators of western Pennsylvania, Ohio, In
diana and Illinois, which shall be called
at the earliest date possible, the differences
between us be referred for determination
and settlement to a board of arbitration
composed of the members of the present
Board of Conciliation, provided for In the
award of the anthracite coal strike com-
I ha mi)
SX. The d
. mission, with Judge Gray or any person
y appoint to act as cnairtuan and
decision of this tribunal, or the ma
Jorlty of members thereof. Insofar as it In
fluences wages, to be effective from April
I. 1908. and tn continue In force until March
II. which decision Is to be final and
binding on all parties In Interest. The
employes of the bituminous mines in the
territory named to resume work Imme
diately and to continue at work, pending
the decision or saia Doara
WASHINGTON. JSprll 1 President
Roosevelt has received a telegram from
John H. Winder, president of the bitu
mlnoua operators of Ohio, a depulicate of
which was sent to President Mitchell of
the miners' union proposing arbitration
At the White House today It was stated
that the telegram was sent to the presi
dent for his Information, that no reply Is
expected and none will be sent.
Ptttsbarg Independents Will Sign.
PITTSBURG. April . Peace is now as
sured In the miners' situation so far as
the soft coal fields of western Fennsyl
varfla are concerned. The organisation of
the Independent operators who were hold'
Ing out against granting the advance de
manded by the miners at a meeting tonight
dectded to give up the struggle and will
sign the scale. All those at the meeting
were representatives of the operator who
bad bound themselves not to sign the scale.
A number of other member were wavering
as to entering the agreement. These latter
were not present, but It was assured that
they too, would sign up on learning the
action of the- meeting tonight.
Absolute peace and quiet reigns In
the bituminous coal fields today where
yesterday the miner showed an ugly
disposition and refused to work. The
general feeling of satisfaction Is at
trlbuted to the arrival of delegates from
the district convention, who yesterday ad
journed and returned home and explained
ti e situation to the miner, who hesitated
to leturn to work. All danger of further
trouble Is thought to be over, and by Mon
day it Is thought every mine will be In
full or ration. The Pittsburg Coal com
pany reported that of the eighty-one mines
operated by the Pittsburg Coal company,
the Monongahela River Consolidated Coal
and Coke company and the New York and
Cleveland Gas Coal company, but four were
ldlu. One of these was undergoing repairs.
Clialrinan Francis L. Robblu of the Pitts
burg Coal company said: "About 30,000 men
are at work and not more than 2.000 em
ployed In our collieries are idle. They will
probably resume In a few day. Yesterday
we had twenty mines Idle.
Patrick DoUn and Uriah Belllngham. the
deposed president and vice president of the
mine workers' district organisation, were
In possession of the headquarter and rec
ords today. Frank Feenan, the newly
elected president, met with the executive
board for consultation, but no conclusion
has yet been reached.
wa Conference Takes Hrrr
1E MOINES. Ia.. April (t-The Joint
conference of Iowa coal operators and
the miners took a recess until next Tues
ay, but not until the miners bad ex
(Continued on fctecond Tag.)
MOUNT VESUVIUS IN ACTION
Great 81 reams t I-am Flow from
Crater and People Flee In
NAPLES. April . The Inhabitants In the
villages In the vicinity of Mount Vesuvius
sre in a condition bordering on pnnic.
Many homes have been abandoned for the
open air. although there has been a thick
ening all day and the atmosphere has been
dense with" volcanic ashes and the fumes
of subterannean fires. The churches are
crowded d;iy and night with people praying
for deliverance from an Impending peril,
manifestations of which ar heard and felt
In explosions which resemble a heavy can
nonading. The main stream of lava proceeding from
Vesuvius Is 200 feet wide and it flows at
the rate, of 21 feet a minute, the Intense
heat destroying vegetation boforo the
stream reaches It. The peasants of Tortlcl,
at the -west foot of Vesuvius, cleared their
grounds of vineyards and trees in an effort
to lessen the dancer from fire snd resisted
the progress of the lava to their utmost.
The population of Roscotrecase, on the
southern declivity of the mountain have
sought safety In flight and Tiosco Renle, to
the esstwsrd, Is nlso threatened. Women
of this vitnge. weeping with fright, carried
the statue of St. Anno as near as they
could go to the flowing lava. Imploring a
mlrarle to stay tho advance of the con
The cemetery at Roscotrecase has been
Invaded by lava. Tho scene nt night Is
one of mingled grandeur and horror, as
from the summit of Vesuvius there leaps a
column of fire fully a thousand feet In
height, the glare lighting the sky and sea
for mnny miles. Occasionally greiit masses
of molten stone, some weighing as much
ns a ton. are ejected from the crater.
The village of Tonne Del Greco, which
has been eight times destroyed and as
often rebuilt. Is again threatened and the
Inhabitants are In extreme terror.
HUNGARIAN CRISIS IS ENDED
rronn and People (Jet Together and
Sew Cabinet Will Re
VIENNA. April 6. Peace between the
crown and tho Hungarians has been con
cluded and the parliamentary crisis is over.
Premier Fejervary lias resigned and Alex
ander Wckerle has been appointed premier,
with a mandate to form a conciliatory cab
inet for Hungary.
After fourteen months of controversy,
always of an acute and often of a bitter
nature, between- the throne and the coali
tion parties, the Hungarian crisis finally
has been settled. Both sides express satis
faction with the result, which on the one
hand is declared a complete victory for
the crown, but appear to be in the nature
of a compromise.
The elections will be hld within the
proper time and parllamenlsry govern
ment re-established, the crown will get
the rescripts wanted for the army, funds
for military service will be voted and the
customs tariff and commercial treaties will
be ratified by the Hungarian Parliament
The commercial union with Austria Is an
sured until 1907.
Under the terms of th,e agreement th
emperor-king" assents to the 'formation of
new cabinet by the . coalition to carry
out th elections under I lie old limited
election law tms montn and to hold a
session of Parliament in May.
The new Parliament will be asked to
pass a bill for universal suffrage and then
Parliament will be dissolved, allowing an
election of a new Parliament under the
universal suffrage system.
The government, after the universal
suffrage election, will be formed In con
formity with the desires of the majority
of the Parliament.
POSTAL CONGRESS CONVENES
Tunis, Transvaal and Orange Hirer
Colour Barred from Proceed
ing by Delegates.
ROME. April 6. The delegates to the In
ternational Postal congress met Informally
toCny in the celebrated picture gallery of
the Palaxco Colonna.
It was decided to maintain the rules and
regulations of the postal congress held at
Washington In 181)7.
A motion Introduced by Saba Pasha, the
postmaster general of. Egypt, to admit a
delegate from Tutl,' Yejected, the
congress fearing ' fit'.o o.T-nne to France,
which has a prolwt.irac f.-r Tunis.
The British d!gE.ti yc vsen'.ed a pro
posal to have tho Tranttvi tolony and
the Orange River co'tvi'V, eact of which
sent delegates, ri'P.v-icflt;l by Great
Britain, which was agree5 U,.
CHANCELLOR BUELOW BETTER
German Official Sleeps Through the
Might and Awaken with
BERLIN, April . Chancellor von Bue-
low, who fainted while In the Relchstng
yesterday afternoon, slept throughout the
night and awoke this morning fresh and
clear-heuded. After taking, a cup of coffee
he asked for the newspaper, but Prof.
Renvera suggested that It would be ad
visable not to read them.
Prof. Renver and the physlcluns who are
associated with him In the case say that
no bad consequences are HKeiy to result
from the chancellor's illness.
FORTY-NINE PE0PLE KILLED
Revised - List of Casualties Show
Extent of Disaster In Ger
NAGOLX). Black Forest, South Germany,
April 4. A revised list of the casualties
resulting from the collapse of tho Hotel
Zum Hlrschen (Stag hotel) yesterday shows
that forty-nine persons lost their, lives and
that fifty wer seriously injured.
Dr. von Plschek, the minister of the in
terior of Wuitemberg, has arrived here to
personally Inquire into the disaster. The
king of Wurtemberg has telegraphed an
expression of his sympathy with the fam
ilies of th victims.
Xatal After Hambaata.
DURBAN, Natal, April . A punitive ex
pedition started from Greytown tills morn
ing In pursuit of Bamhaata, the Insurgent
chief and deposed regent of the Greytowu
Ktserl a Rasslaa Loan.
LONDON, April . According lo the un
derstanding in financial circles a Russian
loan of $wo,wm will be placed Im
mediately after KaMer In New York, Ixtn
don. Berlin. Purls and St. Petersburg.
French Miner tn strike.
LENS. France, April t. The mlneis' dele
gates have decided lo reject the company s
offer and will str'ke. The salvaga work
continues without results.
CHARGES AGAINST r SoWIE
Founder of Zion Oit se Tried Before
FORMER LEAD- .NR0UTE FROM MEXICO
Message from II I m Promises Another
Miracle and Bay He Is Bring
ing Large Quantity of
CHICAGO. April 6.-ln an Interview to
night Oeneral Overseer Vollva, who ha
supplanted Dowle at Zlon City, ald that
when tho former leader of the Christian
Catholic church returns to Zlon City next
week he would be accused of the follow
ing: Hxtravaganre of the most shameful
kind, misrepresentation; exaggeration; mis-
msnsgoment; polygamous teachings In pri
vate; tyranny; Injustice and Indiscretion.
Iowie will be treated fairly, according
to Overseer Vollva, and will be given every
opportunity to meet every charge and to
"At the meeting of the 260 ecclesiastical
officers of Zlon last night everything said
and done on Sunday last was reviewed,"
said Vollva. "Tho action that has been
taken waji unanimously approved. Dowie's
rlfrht as a suspended leader to try to wipe
away the Recusations that have been pil
ing up against him was granted and was
decided that he should be tried before an
ecclesiastical court. This court will be a
fair and just tribunal, and the trial will
be open and without prejudice. The news
papers will be permitted to have repre
sentatives present. Charges which have
boon mentioned will be formally submitted
In Dowie's presence and he will have on
opportunity to make answer. He will be
given all tho time needed, but lawyers will
not be allowed to appear for either side,
as the proceedings will be purely eccleslas
tlcal." Vollva then announced the charges which
would be made against Dowle at the eccle
siastical trial and stated that he had
abundant proof to substantiate everything
that, had been charged against the deposed
leader of Zlon.
Howie Promise Miracles.
The Daily News says today that John
Alexander Dowle has announced In
a private telegram to one of his
deacons that he will return to Zlon
City late Monday night and "perform a
miracle." Ho promises among other things,
to bring to the ''faithful In Zlon" $10,000,000
In gold and several scrolls of parchment
upon which are written the five books of
Moses. In the message which was sent
from the City of Mexico, Dowle declared
that he Is now "greater than he ever was
believed to be."
Officials of the church at Zlon City de
clared that it . was believed that Dowle
had lost sum aggregating close to $1,200,
000 In speculation In Wall street. It Is
declared that he opened accounts with four
Stock exchange houses and that three of
thorn went out of existence soon after he
had deposited margins for the protection
of hi deals. Th greater part of th
money, it la said, was lost by Dowle dur
ing the. Klump'ol 1003. . ..... . .,
Statement by Dowle.
MEXICO CITY, April .-John Alexander
Dowio before leaving for Chicago last
night, said, showing deep emotion, in re
ply to a question as to how the revolt In
Zion City could be explained:
Now, how can I explain It? I can only
explain It in this way. it Is merely a
guess and I may be wrong, but I think I
am right. They, my wife and son, and all
of them, thought I was going to die and
have been deeply disappointed. Apparently
I am going to live and am on my way back
Continuing, he said:
They have done many things that were
not right; not that they were crimes so
much as blunders; un wilful departures
from my policy. Some of these departure
were quite serious. They Joined together
to try to keep mo from going home. I was
not going home for two months anyway,
but they did not want me then. Now, they
were fighting General Overseer Wilson and
Secretary Wilwhlte, on the Mexican prop
osition. We were generous to them In
every way, but they were not generous
to us. I loaned them for instance, some
resource of which I had control, that
came from various parts of the world and
gave them money to help them in Zion
I may say that one of the falsehoods
they are telling Is that I am deeply in
debted to my bank. - It la not true. I am
the largest stockholder in the bank and
when the bank was In need I have been
always ready to help It. I may now say
opetily that what I could have taken from
the bank legitimately I did not take. I
left money to my credit and gave my
check for many things and allowed them
to be charged up to mo, which made my
account look big, but which had nothing
whatever to do with my personal expenses.
Now, their purpose Is to throw dust in the
eyes of the people and they have succeeded
and made them think suddenly that I
was a cruel tyrant because 1 did not want
this young man to continue In office. I
make it a rule of not having Incompetents
In office. I must do that It la my duty
all buxlness men must, and I don't con
sider him a competent man.
CONSPIRACY CASE ENDING
Arguments Heard In Salt of lalted
State Agalast Green
SAVANNAH, Ga.. April i.-The long
drawn out trial ot Greene and Gaynor,
charged with defrauding the government
out of hundred of thousand of dollars
through harbor Improvement contracts. Is
Hearing an end. The frauds are alleged
to have been made possible through col
lusion with Captain Oberlln M. Carter, the
government Inspector. Colonel P. W. Mel
drlm, chief of counsel for the defense, to
day moved that tbe court Instruct that
the Jury find a verdict In favor ot the
defendants. This wa overruled and Gen
eral Thoma F. Barr, V. 8. A., retired,
opened argument for the government. W.
W. Osborne fallowed for the defense, stat
ing that the main legal point on which the
defense would depend was a to the con
struction upon which the defendants might
be called fugitives from justice.
CMAHA MANPROVES GAME
Thief Whom He Once Caagbt Lay
for Him, bat I Forced
DENVER, April . (Special Telegrams
Ten month ago Sam Adam stole a valu
able diamond stick pin from Louis Men
while on a street car in Omaha. A cousin
of Metx, R. M. 81oman, saw the theft and
cur lured Adam after a hot chase. Adams
swore he would get even, and last night
laid in wait for Sieman at his lodging house
here. As Sleinin entered the door A dan is
"1 have some business to settle with you"
and reached for a revolver.
Sieman slammed the swinging door
against htm. nearly knocking him down,
but Adams pursued him to tbe door of his
room. Sieman secured a revolver and
started after Adams, bo quickly fled. Th
polic ar looking for Adam.
BIG FIRE IN PORTLAND, ORE.
Top Story of Chamber of Commerce
Barn and Occupants Thrown
Into a Panle.
PORTLAND, Ore., April . Fire today
destroyed the eighth, the top story, of the
Chamber of Commerce building, and was
the Indirect cause of the death of Homer
H. Halleck, right-of-way agent of the
Willamette Traction company. Mr. Hal
leck, who was one of the best known rail
road men In the northwest, was in the
Copimerclal club when the Are broke out
He seems to hnve become suddenly mad,
and, despite the effort of everal men
who strove to restrain him. Jumped down
the light well onto the roof of the central,
court, eight stories below, and was In
The property loss is estimated st $ino,000,
partly Insured. The building was recently
purchased by the United Railways com
pany for ITBO.mo,
The fire broke out In the parlor of the
Commercial club from an unknown aource,
though It Is Said the csreless throwing
of a lighted match Into some tnpestrlc
was responsible for the conflagration. The
fire spread with wonderful rapidity, caus
ing a panic among the 1,500 employes of
the jno offices which are In the building. A
rush was made for the elevator ami for
tho stairway and fire escapes with which
the building Is equipped. The upper works
of the elevators were burned almost before
the fire bells stopped ringing, and panic
stricken people congested the stairs and
Unable to escape by the usual means of
egress, about fifteen men and women crept
out through the windows onto the wide
cornices, whete they awaited rescue. A
suffocating smoke swept over them, and it
was momentarily expected that some would
bo overcome by smoke and heat before
the firemen could reach them. All were
gotten down safely.
ST. LOUIS BANQUET FOR SHAW
Feast Will Proceed Notwithstanding
Refusal of K ledrlnghans and
Noble to Attend.
ST. Ill'IS, Mo., April . A meeting of
members of various committees in charge
of arrangements for the banquet to be
tendered Secretary of tho Treasury Shaw
here on April 26 met today and decided to
proceed with arrangements notwithstand
ing the declination last night of Chair
man T. K. Nledrlnghaus of the republican
state committee to attend, and the fur
ther fact that declinations were received
today from General John W. Noble, former
secretary of the Interior, who was selected
as grand marshal or the parade, and Col
onel George D. Reynolds, who was named
on the reception committee.
General Noble said:
I declined to serve either In the parade
or on the reception commit ten when I re
ceived notice of my selection. I did not
state my reasons and I prefer to with
hold them. However, it was not because
I have any objections to Secretary Shaw
being entertained, in St. Louis.
Colonel Reynolds gave no reason for his
declination except unwillingness to serve.
Secretary 61m Harris of the Missouri
League of Republican t.u, uiyl r ihoae
auspices the banquet is ' to le given, to
night sent the following message to Sec
retary Shnw at Washington:
Ten thousand Missourlans, irrespective of
political affiliations, will accord Iowa's
most distinguished son a glorious exhibi
tion of Missouri's hospitality on April 2i.
All arrangements perfected.
Secretary Harris said acceptances of
Invitations had poured In today and that
300 cover will bo laid for guests.
"The dinner Is to be a strictly non
partisan affair," he said, "and I want the
democrats who are invited to feel that
they are welcome."
Senator Foraker and Governor Deneen of
Illinois have sent acceptances conditional
upon convenience at the time. Mayor
Dempsey of Cincinnati has also accepted.
SUIT FOR FIVE MILLIONS
Philadelphia Contractor Asked to
Retarn Unearned Money
to the City.
PHILADELPHIA. April (.-Civil pro
ceeding were instituted today by the city
against the contractor and former city of
ficials interested in the construction of the
municipal filtration plant to recover $5,000,
OWV which sum is alleged to have been
wrongfully retained by the defendants. A
bill In equity was filed with the prothono
tary of tho common plea court by City So
licitor Klnxy and former Judge Junies G.
Gordon, Mayor Weaver' private counsel.
Those named in the bill are Israel W. Durn
hlm, former republican leader of this city;
State Senator James P. McNlchol. Anas
tasla McNlchol, his wife; Daniel J. Mc
Nlchol and John M. Mack, all of whom
were at one time member of the con
tracting' firm of Daniel J. McNlchol & Co.;
William C. Haddock and Peter E. Costello,
former directors of public works, and John
W. Hill, former chief of the filtration bu
reau. Th paper is sworn to by Mayor
The bill la In th form of a paper book
of more than 4,000 pages, containing the en
tire history of the filter plant contract and
setting forth in detail the mass of evi
dence that has been gathered, showing the
alleged wrongful acts of the defendants by
which the city was defrauded.
This bill Is expected to give public tha
facts upon which th mayor and his counsel
rely to prove the charges that have been
made from time to time against D. J. Mc
Nlchol & Co. It is the first of the civil
suits to be begun by the city since the
beginning of the Investigation of the con
struction of the filters, and many state
ments contained in it are along the line of
the report made by the filtration commis
sion and signed by Major Casslus E. Gil
lette, chairman of the commission, Junt
prior to the election, last November.
CHINESE BOYCOTT BROKEN
Consumption of American Ware In
tb Orient Will Soon Be
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., April .-The Bul
letin says that the boycott on American
goods in the orient is practically broken.
Returning tourists, business men and Chi
nese, who arrived today on the liner Amer
ica, say that it is only a matter of time
when the discrimination against wares from
this country will have entirely disappeared.
A. 8. IJin.bert baa Just established a mint
for the Imperial Chinese government in
llousn province. In the very heart of the
empire. He says there is practicully no
discrimination againkt American goods in
that province or any of th small places
that he visited.
Chan IJ I-eung. a silk merchant from
China, where the trouble started, said:
"In Canton there are a many a twenty
Chines firms who are handling American
goods and they art finding tuaa buysrs."
PRESIDENT IS BIG-HEARTED
Prayer of Dyin Wife Stronger with Him
Than the Law's Technicalities. .
PRISONER ALLOWED TO GO TO BEDSIDE
Attorney General Could Find So Law
for It, bat the Promptings of a
Warm Heart ee Way and
' (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April C (Special Tele
gram.) That President Roosevelt showed
himself today a msn of most generous Im
pulses Is the opinion of Representative Hin
shaw. but ns for the president's secretary,
Mr. Loeb, the congressman from tho Fourth
Nebraska district Is by no means as cer
tain. Some weeks ago Rev. Mr. Ware w;n
convicted of frauds In connection with
western Nebraska lands. He was tried in
Omaha and sentenced to the penitentiary.
Ware had a number of agents working for
him in procuring old soldiers to make ap
plication for homestead entries. Among
these Agents was Harry Welch of Daven
port, Neb. Welch pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to six months' imprisonment In
the Douglas county Jail and fined $309.
Welch has now served three months of tho
Believing that Welch was really Ignorant
of the law a large petition has been signed
by citizens of Davenport and vicinity re
questing the president to pardon Welch,
which petition Mr. Hlnshaw presented to
the president, but Mr. Roosevelt refused
Last night Mr. Hlnshaw received a tele
gram from Welch stating that his wife was
in a dying condition in a hospital In St.
Joseph, Mo., and stating he had made ap
plication to tho district attorney to be per
mitted to go to St. Joseph under guard to
see his wife. This prayer of Welch's had
been referred to Attorney General Moody,
who refused the application on the ground
that there was no law to authorlae It.
President Acta Promptly.
This morning Congressman Hlnshaw re
ceived a telegram from District Attorney
Goss saying that at his Instance the police
of St. Joseph had Investigated the case and
had ascertained that Welch's wife was fa
tally 111 and that she was asking in heart
rending tones for her husband and that the
doctor in attendance strongly advised his
With these two telegrams In his pos
session, Mr. Hlnshaw was at the White
House at 8 o'clock to see tho president,
but Mr. Loeb said Mr. Roosevelt could
not be seen before 0:30. Ho told the pres
ident' secretary of the extreme Import
ance of the case, but Mr. Loeb said It was
impossible to forego the rule.
At 9:15 the president entered and. possi
bly having an Inkling of the contents of
the telegrams, saw Mr. Hlnshaw at once.
He read them and then. In his impetuous
manner, wrote across the last telegram
to Attorney General Moody to have . th
request of, Welch . grnnted Immediately,
and Inside of thirty minute from the time
Mr. Hlnshaw saw the president the fol
lowing telegram "wa speeding From Mr.
Moody to Marshal tnteft' 'uMmj
Under authority of president you are di
rected to send prisoner Welch Immediately
vjnder proper guard to St. Joseph, Mo., to
see his wife, now fatally 111.
I will take the consequences for my act,"
was all the comment the president made
to Mr. Hlnshaw as the latter caught a car
riage for the Department of Justice.
Grand Island Want Building.
The Nebraska delegation In the house
today received resolutions from Grand
Island asking them to use all means to
expedite the passage of the bill providing
for a public building at that place. That
In view of the increase In postal business
and receipts, coupled with the fact that
In the city is located a United States
deputy internal revenue collector, United
States postofflce inspector, United States
commissioner. United States referee in
bankruptcy. United States recruiting sta
tion. United States sheep inspector, and
in the near future exigencies will com
pel a session of the United States court,
when a two-story building will be needed.
Mittuc, Matter at Capital.
Senator BurkelV bill providing for a
public building a Plattsniouth passed the
Senator Millard and Burkett today- rec
ommended the reappointment of Patrick
Tifi. Mullen to be receiver of the land office
o-l Juneau, Alaska. "Pat" Mullen, as his
Intimates speak ot Mm, was appointed re
ceiver of . the land office at Juneau some
four years ago and he likes it so well that
he Importuned hi Omaha friends to secure
The Blair postofflce fight Is sealed, the
I senute this afternoon confirming the nomi
nation of Wesley J. Cooke to fill out an
other term as postmaster of that city.
Representative Norrls has secured a
pension of $12 per month for James Gilles
pie, Home, Neb.
Upon th recommendation of Congress
man Smith Dr. C. L. Kennedy was ap
pointed pension examining surgeon at
Logan, la., vice Dr. Joslah Glddlngs, de
ceased. Senator Millard . left evening for
A. W. W'o-wirough and wlt of Omaha
arrived In Washington today.
Rural carrwrs appointed for Nebraska
routes: Adav.n, route 3, George E. Why
man, carrier; Anna Whyman, substitute.
Bennet. route, 1, Daniel M. Hartley, car
rier; Samuel K Chambers, substitute;
Burcliard, route 3, Leslie C. HochstoUler,
carrier; Roy Hochstodler, substitute. Ce
dar Rapids, route 2, Byron H. Smith, car
rier; Radford 11. 8mith, substitute. Hamp
ton, route 2. John H. Dixon, carrier; Will
Ciittron, substitute. Nehawka, route 12,
Charles D. Kaln. carrier; John W. Kain,
substitute. Schuyler, route 3. Hluine Woods,
carrier; Fred Woods, substitute. Swanton,
route 1. Charles L. Murphy, carrier; Bert
F. Roacoe, substitute. Washington, route
1, Colin D. Sharpe, carrier; Andrew E. And
erson, substitute. Wayne, route 2, Roy N.
Tharp, carrier; Alexander Scott, substi
tute. Oak, route 1, John W. Perce, carrier;
William 8. Price, substitute.
WELCH GOES TO MIKE'S BKD3IUK
Had Given l Hope When Welcome
Harry Welch left for St. Joseph over the
Burlington at 4:tS Friday afternoon in com
pany with Deputy Marshal John O. Moore.
A telegram from Washington grunted him
When he was told that he would be al
I lowed to go to see hi wife, Wele.'i was so
overcome wun joy mat ne acie.i like a
crazy man. For a week he bad known
that his wife was In a serious condition,
and for a week he could not sleep, except
an hour or two at a time, and refusing
food for a day or more at a stretch. He
paced th floor and refused to be com-
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THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Partly Cloudy
"ntnrdny. gnnday Fair and Cooler.
1 Ohio Operator Wonld Arhltrute.
Charge Made Agnlnst Dowle.
President hwa lllg-llrartedncs.
Klklna Talk on the Rate BUI.
2 letter Hay nlnt In Convention.
:i Sew from All Pnrt of Mebrnskn.
4 Teacher Are Holding Convention
Apncbc Indian Mnut tay at Toot.
A Idealism of Jesus Christ.
H f oninierclnl Review of the WccU.
Xportlna; Kventa of the Day.
7 Trouble Aired at People's Bar.
Interest In Auto Show Grows.
H Affnlra at Roath Oniabn.
11 Grand Jury After Corporations.
Pnhllo Rnail Lost In the Mlrc.
Will of Ijite John I. Rrdlck Filed.
121 Yonnsi t ntcrrr Una qoeer History.
Weddlna- Fee Go to Y. W. C. A.
l.t Flnanclnl and Commercial.
IB Council Bluffs nnd Iowa cwN
Temperature at Omaha Yestcrdayl
Hoar. Dear. Hoar. lc.
1 a. m .1H 1 p. m hi
l a. m...... .It Up. tn tin
7 a . m an .1 p. m HM
Ha. m ,t 4 p. m 70
l n. m I a K p. m T2
10 a. m 41 H p. m Tft
1 1 n. m ...... no 7 p. m 7
111 m S7 M p. ra I7
W p. m a
DISCIPLINE FOR APOSTLES
Mormon Church Threatens to Drop
.Member of Quorom Absent
for Two Years.
SALT LA K E CITY, April 6-Joseph F.
Smith, president of the Mormon church. In
his address today tit the opening of the an
nual conference of the letter Dhy Saints,
created a stir among the thousands of his
followers present, by a pointed reference
to absent apostles. His remarks were inter
preted to mean thnt the church authorities
have determined to discipline those apostles
who for more than two yearn have been
In voluntary exile. These are Apostles J.
W. Taylor, George Teasdale and Matthias
F. Cowley, wnnted at Washington as wit
nesses In the Smoot Investigation, The
subpoena servers have been unablo to find
them. Taylor and Cowley are In Canada
and Teasdale is supposed to be in Mexico.
From the remarks of President 8mith it
Is Inferred that the conference will not be
asked to sustain these apostles. The mat
ter probably will come before the confer
ence on Sunday when an aposHe will be
named In succession to the late Marine
Merrill, and others may be elected to suc
ceed tho three absent member of the
AFTER C0AL RETAILERS
Massachusetts Suspends License of
Corporation Accused of
BOSTON, April 6.-Secretary of State
William N. Olln today suspended the license
of th Metropolitan, Coal company , of this
city, widen' Mid "been charged wfth ' HVftig
extortionate charges on coal since the coal
strike movement was Inaugurated.
Secretary Olln' finding Is In the nature of
probable cause, so that the question may be
considered by a Justice of the superior
court, to which the coal company now has
the light to appeal.
When the announcement of a coal strike
was made the price of coal in Boston was
generally advanced $1 a ton. The Met
ropolitan Coal company absorbed several
other concerns in the trade several years
ago and Is now the largest retail coal cone
pany In the state. According to counsel for
the company it may continue business pend
Ing an appeal to the superior court.
RUSSIA IS N0J DESIGNING
Peace Conference Sot Called to De
tract from Meeting: In South
WASHINGTON. April .-The belief of
some South American diplomats that Rus
sla suggested the early part of July for
the next The Hague conference to detract
from the Pan-American congress, which
meets In July also, is not shared by State
It Is pointed out that July has been set
tied upon for the peace conference and that
lo wait until the Rio Janeiro conference Is
concluded might delay The Hague meeting
till October. Many of the powers do not
care to compel their representative to
spend the winter in Holland.
JUSTICE DEUEL MUST REPLY
Sew York Judge Must Show Wh He
Kbonld Continue In
NEW YORK, April 6. Justice Joseph M.
Deuel must answer within ten day th
application for his removal from offlce a
Justice of the court ot special sessions of
New York City, according to a decision of
the supreme court made public today.
The application for removal was an out
growth of the recent trial, on a charge of
criminal libel, of Norman Hapgood, editor
of Collier's Weekly. Justice Deuel, the
complulnant. was shown during the trial
to be a stockholder In the publication known
as Town Topics.
NEW RAILWAY IN ALASKA
American Smelting- Company Will
Hulld Line from Yaldea lo
TACOMA, Wash., April 6. The American
Smelling and Refining company 1 to build
US miles of railroad from Valdcx to Ha
Bonanta copper mine In Alaska at once.
This has been decided upon by George Gug
genheim, president of the company, after
a consultation with W. R. Runt of the Ta
coma smelter. The ore will be tiiiide Into
mats at Valdex and shipped here to be re
Movement of Ocean Vessel April U.
At New York Arrived. RugU. from Ham
burg; I. omnia, fioin IJvcrool. Sailed
Cilia dl Torrlno, for Genoa.
At Halifax Arrived: Tunisian, from
At Boston Arrived: Mongolian, from
At Ijvei pool Arrived : ''ediic. from New
York. Sailed: Celtic, for N w York.
At Umiliin-Airiv-d: Mesab.i, from New
A' Naples Sailed: titla dl Napoll, for
New York. Airlvrd: Koenlg Albert, from
At iKiver Hailed: Hlueeher. for New
At Genoa Sailed: Moltk". for New York.
At Antwerp Arrived: Rhyuland. from
At Mreinen Arrived: Frankfurt, from
New York. t . n
At li'ieeiistown Arrive lpanla, from
ELKINS ON RATES
West Virginia Senator Make Extended
Speech on Fending Measure,
HE SAYS IT DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH
Proposes Amendments Prohibiting; Carriers
from Dealing in Commodities.
GAMBLE AND KEAN ALSO SPEAK
Former Farors the Eill and the Latter is
A1DRICH AGAIN BLOCKS PROGRESS
Mr. Tillman Sa Debate Will End
In a Week, but Rhode Island
Senator Objecte to Fixing
11m for Vote.
WASHINGTON. April .-In making an
effort today to get the senate to agree upon
a date for taking a vote on the railroad rate
bill, Mr. Tillman made the Important state
ment that one week more probably would
exhaust the general debate on the measure:
He failed, however, to secure the consent
of Mr. Aldrlch, who said that he wrtuld
not bo willing to voto on the bill until It
was more nearly perfected than It now is.
During the day there were three speeches
on the rate bill. The first of these wa
made by Mr. lClklns, who, while expressing
he opinion that the situations demand
legislation, pointed out many alleged de
fect In the pending Mil. Mr. Gamble fol
lowed In support of the bill and Mr. Kcan
closed In opposition.
Mr. Klklnn wa frequently interrupted and .
several spirited colloquies marked the
progress of his remarks. No senator being
prepared to speak, the senate adjourned
Speech by Mr. El kins.
The routine business occupied the senate
very few minutes, after which Mr. Elkln
took the floor.
Mr. Elklns announced at the outset hi
desire to secure legislation that would
secure to the people "a prompt and ade
quate remedy for the evils. Injustices, abuse
and wrongs of every kind practiced by rail
roads, or in any way growing out ot their
operation," but he said that while he
favors the pending bill he wanted to make
It "better and stronger." II said that lie
wa In hearty accord with the president
on the subject of railroad rat legislation
and Indicated tho respects In which,
acco:dlng to his opinion, the bill fall short
In accomplishing all that should b accom
plished by railroad legislation. Among
these were the following: A prohibition
against railroads producing, selling or
shipping their own coal and other like
articles In competition with other owners.
requirement that switches shall be built,
where needed to accommodate business; a
requirement compelling Interstate roads to
make connections with connecting line and
a requirement for the fair and Just distrl-
buHonar cajajsmOnj shippers. -
He expressed the conviction that ther
should be a definite provision in the bill
denying the power , to a commission to fix
rate between localities on divergent line."
After considering the question of court
review at some length, Mr. Elkln an
nounced hi conclusion in th following
First, that any legislation attempting to
confer upon the Interstate Commerce com
mission the power to nx rates will De un
constitutional unless it prescribe "the
standard of charges which shall control"
and requires tho commission to conform
thereto In fixing rates.
Second, that any legislation attempting to
fix rates would be unconstitutional, whose
nractical effect Is to deny to common car
riers the right to invoke and obtain, in due
time, the protection or tne court rrom
being compelled to transport pron or
property at rate which violate th car
riers constitutional right.
He declared that the pending bill works
a clear delegation of tne congressional
power to fix rates, and added: "It would
eeem, therefore, necessarily to follow that
the provision of the bill conferring rato
fixing power upon the commission are un
constitutional." Say Carrier Ha K Relief.
Mr. Elkln entered upon a long argument
to show that no procedure la possible under
the bill whereby tho carrier may initiate
any proceeding in which It can obtain
adequate relief against an order of tbe
There was a general discussion of th
West Virginia senator' amendment was
quiring a proper distribution ot th car
of any given company, all agreeing that
such an amendment wsould be difficult of
enactment. M. Tillman wa among the
enator who participated In this contro
versy. During it progress Mr. Elkln re
ferred to the pending bill aa Mr. Tillman
Mr. Tillman earnestly disavowed respon
sibility for the measure and Mr. Elklns
responded, "you hav got It fastened on
you with all the disgrace attending It."
"I repudiate the Intimation that ther la
any disgrace attaching to an effort to se
cure a reasonable rat bill," responded iir.
Tillman, am after he had enlarged soma
what upon hi attitude. Mr. Elkln replied
that Mr. Tillman bad an undue idea of bla
responsibility to th public. He said that
his antagonist acted a It he thought he
carried .he people tn hi vest pocket and
must take them out every morning to
assure them ot hi continued protection.
"Oh," responded Mr. Tillman, "I bop
the senator Is not disgruntled because soma
petitions have been sent me from hi state
concerning railroad condition there?" .
Mr. Elkln declared that he was not in
the least troubled over th matter of the
petitions, but added that ho did feel dis
posed to protest against Mr. Tillman's at.
tltude a the only friend of th people. He
wanted it understood that h too waa a
friend of the people.
Mr. Elklna took occasion to say that
he bad meant merely a a Jest his remark
of an hour before to the effect that th
handling of the rate bill wa a disgrace
to any one.
"I accept the apology," said Mr. Till
man. Gamble Speaks for Bill.
When Mr. Elklns hd concluded Mr. Gam
ble (S. V ) spoke In favor of tha bill. Mr.
Gamble predicted that a failure to legislate
would rosult in government ownership ot
Mr. Kean also spoke on th rate bill, de
claring that congress should not exceed the
authority grunted by the constitution in
dealing with the question of commerce be
tween the states. He declared that the
pending bill transcends this authority In
that it provides for the' regulation of com
merce by the Interstate Commerce coinmlB
sion. "Congress preserlles nothing, orders
noiTiing," he said. "It delegates lis own au
thority, and as this I not authorised the
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