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THE OMAHA DEE
Best & West ,
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APK1L 11, 1906 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPr THREE CENTS.
REPLY BY OPERATORS
Mitchell' Plan for Arbitration Rejected and
ASK THAT OLD BOARD BE RECONVENED
Question of Waeei and Complaint Only to
AWARD TO BE BINDING THREE YEARS
Letter Sajt All Other Question! Bailed Are
ADJOURNMENT TAKEN UNTIL THURSDAY
ill. Mitchell Declines to loramrm
th Proposition and at Oicb
( alia a Meeting at the f
NKW YORK, April lu. A counter pf
sition wss made to. lay by the anthi
rnnl operators at ttirlr meeting wit I
i prescntutlves of the t'nlted Mine 1
is of America. Tills proposition t
the arbitration pian offered by John J
I'll, president of the I'nlted Mines Wo.. . . ,
i. nd Instead suggest ths following:
The Anthrarltu Coal commission of 1H02
should tin requested to reconvene and con-i-uler
whether any circumstances have
nrisrn since April 1, Khj8, which would
Justify a modification of its award of that
dale in respect only to the following sub
jects: First, (p, Second, as to adjust
ment of complaints through the conclllla
tion board or otherwise.
Any new award of the commission shall
be binding for a period if three years.
After the proposal had been resd Presi
dent Mitchell asked whether, under the
plan, thn anthracite operators would havs
ths privilege of asking tho commission to
reduce the wages, and he was Informed by
one of the presidents that they had. In
if ply to another question he was told that
if the operators' plan In accepted, tho
llrst offer of the coal companies to renew
i.nd continue for three years tho awurd of
the strike commission would collapse.
The Joint conference adjourned after
having been In session about half an hour
to meet again Thursday.
He ply of the Operators.
The reply of the operators to the arbitra
tion of tne United Mine Workers says in
Your proposal, as we understand, even
Involves the submission by anthracite mine
operators of the qurMion of our making in
agreement with the United Mine Workers'
of America to the exclusion of thn non
union workers a question which we did
not submit to the anthracite strike com
mission for reasons then stated In which
we were fully Justified by that commission.
Every question thst you have presented,
was. In some form or other, after careful
Investigation passed upon by the anthracite
strike commission a commission composed
of disinterested parties. . The award It
made has been faithfully lived up to. Al
though thn duration of the award was
limited to April 1, 1906, It was our
expectation and that of the public that the
firindplcs upon which It was made would
e permanent and continuing. That ex
prAtatioiw wk ' Justified because) the com
mission In Its hearings and In Its award
waa gulfed by the president's expressed
desire that It should endeavor to establish
the relations between the employers and
the wageworkcrs In the anthracite coal
Uelrts on a Just and permanent basis.
We cannot assent to reopen the funda
mental questions decided by the anthracite
strike commission. They have formulated
principles and rulea of right to govern
the relations between employe and em
plover which have received the hearty
assent of all good citizens of the land.
Moreover, the decision of these ques
tions necessarily Involved the further and
most Important one of all. that la. increase
in the price o' coal to the consuming
public. A board of arbitration consisting
so largely of your representatives and ours
would hardly be considered by the public
a proper one to pass on this question.
The reply Is signed by George F. Baer.
W. H. Truesdale, J. B. Kerr. David WI11
cox, Morris Williams. K. B. Thomas. J. L.
Cake, committee. New Tork, April 9. 190&
President Mitchell would not comment
on the answer of the operators, but said
there would be a meeting of the scale
committee tonight to consider It.
Independents Are I)ellaat.
'At the close of the meeting a copy of a
letter from Independent operators, who held
a meeting at .Wllkesbarre yesterday, to the
operators' committee, was made public,
This letter expressed the conviction of the
Independent operators that any agreement
to arbitrate with the United Mine Workers
would be an unjustifiable surrender to an
uichy and mob violence. The letter con
tained the following:
W contend that It would be better that
tiur mine shall lie Idle for years than that
. shnii accede to t he highwayman-like tie
inatuia of en organisation that lacks either
the wish or the ability to restrain its mem
bers from acts ot violence that would du-
alkie the much-denpised Russia.
The Independents wrote that If the op
erators' committee could decide In deference
to public opinion upon some offer of arbl
trillion that arbitration should be by the
Mime IhhIv that met In 1903 and 1908 and
that there should be no submission of
ouestions already adjudicated, like the
closed ihop, collection of dues, or the sua
gestlon of any terms less than Ave yeurs.
during which the award shall be binding.
The Independent also suggested that any
increase In the cost of production should
le added at once to the market price of
coal. On llis point the letter said:
If consumers naturally, ertiaps, thinking
only of their own comfort and convenience)
are so Indifferent to the ileimuids of law
and order as to compel us to atuindtui ii
contest for right and decent government
hut m- a r rMitv. if nt'iHtwrv. to under
take they xl.oiild pay the cost of the sur
render that they compel.
This letter Is signed for the Anthracite
Coal Operators' association by II. S. Ash
ley, president, uml 11. W. Kingsbury, sec
l urelna Consuls Will Give Informa
tion un Which Arrests May
I'uli'd ttiates in
April 10. According to
k received in this city,
nre arriving In "tho
greul numbirs at both
Pacific -ind Atlantic seaports. Tli
diploma tic representatives of the Italian
government have positive infoimatiuu to
this eftecl and have brought the mutter to
tne attention of the l.iltod, States. Througn
their irpresentativos at Ban Francisco and
t'.alttinuie the Immigration officers have
been advised of the lucent landing of a
I umber of anarchists from Italy. The city
of Baltimore, it la stated, is rapidly beconi-
ing an anarchistic center. The Italian con- i
auls sie engaged in asslsMng the Immi-
(.-ration offlciala. with a view to looming
thece men. and it was said today Unit vi. y
shortly there will be placed in the binds
of the Immigration authorities. surtUient
data upon wuicb to make a uunibtr of
MOTHER TURNS ON THE GAS
Mr. Raymond of Lot Angeles Kills
Her Sua. bnt Attempt at Suicide
la t nsnccessful.
I .OS ANGELES. Cal.. April 10. Mrs. Kate
Raymond, wife of Frank Kellogg Raymond,
s clerk in the Interior department at
Washington, early this morning turned on
the gis In a room at her home at 851
Selma street, Hollywood, a suburb of this
city, and nfter carefully locking all doors
and windows, asphyxiated her 14-year-old
Eon, Prank, who was sleeping In the room,
and very nearly ended her own life.
Neighbors detected the odor of escaping
gas and the police were notified and the
room broken into.
The body of the boy lay on a small cot
where he had retired, and with a smile
still on his lips. The mother was In a halt
kneeling posture beside tho cot with her
Pngers interlaced ss If In prayer. She was
)eonscious and her breathing scarcely
J7 Mlecable. It was at first thought that she
- Mild not survive, but tonight the physl-j-
lans who are attending her have hopes
hat she win lecover.
The deed had been carefully planned.
The woman left two letters, one addressed
to her mother, Mrs. Martha Cooper of
Ban Diego, Cal.. and the other to a neigh
bor. Mrs. Cromblet. In her letter to her
mother she hinted at her unhappy life
and said she and her son Would be better
off dead. Mrs. Raymond had but lately
returned from a visit to her husband In
the east and had appeared very much de
pressed. 6he had been In Hollywood sev
eral months and had entertained a great
WASHINGTON. April 10,-Frank Kellogg
Raymond, the husband of Mrs. Raymond,
who, with her child, was asphyxiated In
her home at Hollywood, Cal.. has received
a dispatch from that place announcing the
death of both mother and child. This
telegram was signed by P. C. Cramblett,
"Mrs. Raymond killed herself and little
boy last night. Wire Instructions or
Mr. Raymond leaves here for Hollywood
Mr. Raymond is a clerk In the sta
tionery division of the Interior depart
ment. He is a native of Indiana, but was
appointed to the government service from
Speaking of tho tragedy tonight Mr.
Raymond said he was unable to account
for It. His wife was In excellent health,
so far as he knew, and he doubted the
suicide theory. He was prostrated by the
CABINET CRISIS IN RUSSIA
Well Defined Rumor that Both Wltte
and Durnovo Are to Be
BT. PETERSBURG, Aprl.1 10,-Rumors of
a complete reorganisation of the cabinet
are everywhere current tonight. Many
well-informed persona believe that the fight
between Premier Wltte and Interior Min
ister Durnovo will result In the retire
ment of both, but that no change will take
place until the pending loan negotiations
have b,-n concluded. Finance Minister
Bhlpoff and Minister of Commerce Federott
also are said, to be slated to go- M. Yermo
loff. former minister of agriculture, who
holds extremely liberal views, Is regarded
as the moat likely to be appointed as Count
Wltte's successor In the premiership.
In the midst of these sensational reports
of a complete smash up of the Wltte cab
inet, the Russkoe Oosudarstvo, tho official
organ, strikes a very menacing note In
remarkable article entitled "At the Rubi
con," laying the onus of the attempts to
prevent the convocation of the national
Parliament on the revolutionists and ap
pealing to the representatives to come to
gether, not as extremists, but In a sober.
constructive spirit. In this rase, the sr
tide says, reforms may be accomplished,
as the Parliament will not be gagged; but
the warning Is given that "a discordant
tone will spoil the music" and lead to the
dissolution of the Parliament.
The article, adverting to the recent as
sassination of the governor of Tver, holds
that that event constituted a Justification
for continued repression, not as a gov
ernmental caprice,' but as a hard neces
TURBINES ARE EASILY BROKEN
Naval Officials Are la Donht
to the Vse of Stir
WASHINGTON, April lO.-'I saw broken
vanes taken out of the turbines by the
shovelful," said a naval engineer. In speak
lug of the performance of the new motors
on some of the ocean liners, with which
It Is proposed to equip our new battleships.
"The engineers knew at the time that
the . slander blades were being torn off
as the turbines spun around at the rate of
1.000 revolutions per minute, but no repairs
were possible while the ship was under
way, and it waa only when the castings
were removed In port that the extent of
the damage waa ascertained."
The subject Is one of absorbing interest
to naval engineers, for notwithstanding
what has already been accomplished In
the adaption of the steam turbine to mer
chant ships, naval officers feel that the de
vice Is still to some degree In the experi
mental stage. So In the pre pars t Ion of
proposals for the construction of two bat
ticshlpa already authorized, the depart
mc!t ha. taken the precaution to place
the responsibility for the success of the
motive power upon the contractors by In
viting them to submit p ans fur ships of
a certain speed, with either turbine or
reciprocating engine. Experiments have
been going on which so far have shown
that I lie cause of the breakage Is the vl-
i bration that is set up In the slender blades
' by the high steam pressure and excessive
' speed of rotation.
SMUGGLING CHARGE EXPLODES
Packages Kent East hy OOleera f
Oregon Contained Only Boavenlre
SAN FHANCIriCO, April lO.-Through
the prompt ail ion of the customs collector,
William It. H unllton, fifty-two packages
of goods landed from the United States
bdttleidilp Oregon to be transported to the
east were seized today ahile in transit
of the Wells-Kargo company.
A partial examination was made by Ap
praWr Dale sufficient to show that the
run. or of auiuggllng was altogether un
founded. There were dressing cases, apple
( boxes, small telescopes and olher packages
: of large slse, and they were found to con
tain souvenirs of the voyage addressed to
Die wives, sisters, daughters and friends
of the officers and crew of the Oregon,
all of them residing in the east. It is ex
pected that the secretary of the treasury,
when put in possession of the fscts by Ap
praiser Dare, will order the siaids rla1
(and forwardid to thuir addrestvs.
BAILEY ON RAILROAD CONTROL
Texaa Senator Speak i Tour Hours on Hit
Court Beriew Amendment,
NEW RATES VALID PENDING APPEAL
Mr. Hale Aarees with Hlaa that
Supreme Court Only Should Have
Power te Set Aside Findings
WASHINGTON, April 10 For more than
four hours today Mr. Bailey held the un
divided attention of the senate with a
speech in reply to Mr. Bpooner and Mr.
Knox, and Just before its conclusion there
wss a significant suggestion from Mr. Itaie
Indicating the possibility of an understand
ing and an early vote on the railroad rate
The day was the most notable in the re
cent history of the senate. Very few senaJ
tors were absent at any time during the
day and every seat in the galleries, public,
private, senatorial, executive and diplo
matic, was held by Its occupant with
The close attention given throughout the
four hours was all the more marked In
view of the legal character of the argu
ment. Mr. Bailey set out that the one
end In view of establishing the soundness
of his contention that congress has power
to deny to the Inferior United States courts
the light to suspend the order of the Inter
state Commerce commission pending the
final division of cases arising under tho
proposed lsw. This he undertook to do by
citing innumerable decisions of the courts
and quoting many other authorities. These
citations were interspersed with his com
ment. Mr. Hale announced his willlngnees
to accept tho anti-suspension amendment
and expressed confidence that if Mr. Bailey
would on the other hand agree to a broad
court review there "would be comparatively
little difficulty in reaching an agreement on
the bill." Mr. Bailey said that he could
not believe that review by the courts could
be denied under the constitution.
Anthorltr of C'onrts,
Mr. Bailey entered Into an elaborate
argument to show that the courts cannot
annul legislation because of Inferential
constitutional limitations. He spoke of the
division of authority among tho various
branches of the government, but said that
he could not follow those utterings of re
cent years which seem to proceed on the
theory that there should be no restrictions
upon the Judiciary. "This," he esid, "Is
the first government that ever conferred
upon the Judiciary the -power to annul
legislation. God knows that ought to .be
power enough to confer upon nine men;
we are ninety; tbey are nine. I would not
encroach upon their power; I would hold
myself unworthy If 1 permitted them to
encroach upon mine."
Referring to Mr. Knox's quotation from
the text books on Jurisprudence, he said
that "the senator forgets that they were
discussing the Jaw ns It Is and that it Is
because congress wills It so."
The point being that the legislative branch
of the government is supreme In the law
making and court regulating function.
"Happily the senator from Pennsylvania
reduces the .whole tujestlotcj our.fuJnt
when he says congress can say when, but
not how, the Judicial power shall speak,"
Mr. Bailey continued and then said he
was willing to sccept that view.
Mr. Bailey quoted a case decided by
Chief Justice Marshall Involving a law
suspending a writ of habeas corpus. In
which he said that the courts cannot Is
sue a writ of habeas corpus except upon
the authority of a written law. "And yet
he said, "the senators tell us that congress
has no power to put a limitation on the
injunction power of the courts."
Fnnctloas of Inferior Courts.
He asserted that In more than one deci
sion the supreme court had held that the
Inferior courts have no "Inherent function1
as contended by Mr. Knox. He quoted
an opinion in which was made the state
ment that congress had withheld Jurisdic
tion. "How in the name of common sense
can congress withhold from a court Juris
diction of a subject snd not withhold
Judicial powers?" he asked to further sup
port Ills contention that the phrase "Judl
clal power" and the -word "Jurisdiction"
are used interchangeably by the courts.
Coming then to the consideration of Mr.
Hale's question relative to the final deci
sion of railroad cases by the supreme court
of the United States, Mr. Bailey said that
lie did not believe the courts were the
best tribunal for the settlement of these
questions, but that under the constitution
he did not believe that the right to such
adjudication could be denied the carrier.
"If," he went on, "a railroad can take
my property upon paying me what the
court says is right, why can't you permit
me to take the property of the railroad
company and hold it, until It is finally
decided?" He would not have senators vio
late their consciences to please walking
delegates, but would have Justice done
to all, both to the railroads and their
patrons. This, he argued, could be ac
complished by the adoption of the amend
ments to the railroad bill offered by him
self requiring that "Just compensation" be
made the standard of railroad charges in
accordance with the language of the con
stitution. He only, demanded that the findings of
the commission should stand until a final
decision should be reached. He believed
the adoption of the amendment would have
the effect of forcing the railroads to assist
in getting an early trial.
Hale Agrees nlth Bailey.
Mr. Halo again Interrupted and he tx
p reused the opinion that Mr. Bailey's argu
ment would have good results. After say
ing that preference should be given all
cases arising under the proposed legisla
tion, he continued.
Mr. Bailey concluded at 4:36 p. in., after
speaking for four hours and ten minutes,
amidst an outburst of applause which the
chair found it impossible to suppress. Mr.
Bailey was warmly congratulated by sena
tors and representatives of both sides. Mr.
Knox was among the Drat to offer con
gratulations and Mr. LaFollette patted Mr.
Bailey affectionately on the back.
OE3EHAL DEBATE IX THE HOI SE
even Hours Devoted to Poatefflre
WASHINGTON. April 10,-For seven
hours today the house had under consid
eration the poetoffice appropriation bill, but
in only a few instances were the pro
visions considered. During the debate on
the special appropriation for railway mall
pay, bitter words were exchanged between
representatives from North Carolina,
Arkansas and Kentucky, but all were
within the rulea of the house. A humorous
speech was made by J. Adam Bede (Minn.)
and diaries A. Towne (N. Y.) spoke In be
half of the James low a expoelUoo. Both
Mr. Bede and Mr. Towne represented the
Duluth district In Minnesota la ptber aon
Tesaea. They were warmly cougnuulated
on their speeches.
UNEARTH SOFT COAL COMBINE
Pool ii f Mi Ratlr.mris Controls Ship
ment of This Class of Fnel to
. PHILADELPHIA. April lO.-That the bl
tumlnous coal traffic Is divided among six
railroad companies developed today st the
first hearing of the Interstate Commerce
commission held here for the purpose of
determining whether the railroad com
panies are interested directly or Indirectly
In the oil or coal which Is transported over
The prlnciiwl witnesses todar were Up
ton II. White, statistician of the Tidewater
Steam Bituminous Coal Traffic association;
W. W. Atterbttry. general manager of the
Pennsylvania railroad; Joseph G. Soarles,
traltlc manager of the same company, and
Theodore Voorhees. vice pretldent of the
Reading company. Through these witnesses
It was brought out that the Pennsylvania
Railroad company, the Reading 'company,
the Beech Creek division of the New Tork
Central railroad, the Baltimore A Ohio,
the Chesapeake Ohio and the Norfolk
ft Western railroad companies are mem
bers of the Tidewater Steam Bituminous
Coal Traffic association, which was or
ganized In 1F9.
The members of the association, it wss
shown, have an agreement by which each
Is allotted a certain percentage of the soft
coal tonnage. It Is th4 duty of Mr. White
to compute the percentage of roal carried
by each company sndjto make a monthly
report of the same. The documentary evi
dence prod tired at the 'request of the com
mission Included the hy-lnws of the asso
ciation. The commission also brought out the fact
that by means of the private car system
large mining companies nre able to enter
Into contracts for the delivery of coal at
stated periods, while smaller companies
who own no such cars are unable to guar,
antee the exact time v lien their coal will
The Pennsylvania railroad. It was learned.
declines to handle private cars unless the
owner guarantees to have st least BOO cars.
the possession of which would Involve an
outlay of IfiOO.ono:
CARNEGIE SCHEME WIDENED
Foundation Trosteea Arrange to Pn
Pensions to Wldotrs of College
NEAV TORK, April 10. Announcement
that the widows of college professors may
be pensioned tinder tlio terms of the
fl0,000,0n0 gift of Andrew Carnegie to the
Carnegie foundation was made today by
the trustees of the foundation. A pension
not to exceed one-half , the pension of a
professor may be paid to his widow, but
It will be required that she must have
been the wife of a professor during ten
years of his active service. The pension
Is to cease on her remarriage. ,
It was also announced today that no
pension shall lie given Jo a professor who
retired from active service before April
16, 96. This was th4 date upon which
Mr. Carnegie established the pension fund.
FLOORS FALLAT PITTSBURG
Workmer 0 Don ' In Rains . of
- ' Hens nnd,JtaW May '
. Be Dead. '
PITTSBURG, April 10 Three floors of a
five-story building at Liberty avenuo
collapsed this morning, bringing down a
number of workmen In the ruins.
At 12:30 p. m. but two men had been
taken from the ruins and they were not
seriously injured. It is believed five men
and a team of horses are still buried.
To Help the
Are not the girls whose daily work is in the factory
and shop entitled to a home as much as the boys! "We owe
them much. liemember they are to be the wives and
mothers of our boys and children the home-makers and
builders of the coming generation. Let everybody help
a little just a little and the girls are assured a handsome
If all our subscribers will prepay their
subscription one year the per cent for the
Y. W. 0. A. WILL AMOUNT TO OVER
WILL YOU DO YOUR PART?
"When you send in your prepaid subscription mention
the team you wish to have credit for it.
Old Subscriber's Coupon.
Euclosed please find to
prepay niv subbrrlptlou. It is understood that 10 per cent of tbls pay
ment 1b for the Y. W. C. A. Building Fund.
Credit to team
New Subscriber's Coupon.
I hereby subscribe to The Evening and Sunday Bee at 10 cents a
week for weeks and enclose I
in payment of same. It la understood that 25 per cent of this payment
Is for the Y. W. C. A. Building Fund.
Start paper . .
Credit to team
LET EVERYBODY HELP
NO MORE FOREST RESERVE
Department Assures Conressman Kinkaid
Boundaries Will Not Be Extended.
BIDS RECEIVED FOR CATTLE FOR INDIANS
Bill Introduced In Lower House
Kxtendlna: Life of Measure Permit
ting Kreetlon of Bridge Across
River at South Omaha.
(From a FtafT Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April lf.-t.apeclal Tele
gram.) Considerable agitation has been go
ing on in the Sixth Congressional district
over rumors that the bureau of forestry
contemplated the establishment of addi
tional reserves In that district or adding
to the districts already established. Judge
Kinkaid, in response to a number of let
ters received from constituents, today had
a conference with Chief Forester Gilford
Plnchot with a view of ascertaining what
the department's intention was In the mat
ter. As a result of that Interview Is Is safe
to say that no more forest reserves will
be established In the Sixth Nebraska dis
trict nor will there be any additions made
to the reserves already established. Judne
Kinkaid in addition called on the president
In relation to the same mstter.
General Quartermaster's Depot Bill.
Mr. Kennedy today Introduced a bill pro
viding for the establishment of a general
depot quartermaster's department at
Omaha and appropriating lloo.ooo for the
same to be expended under the direction
of the secretary of war.
Bids on Indian Cattle Supply.
The clerical force of the finance division
of the Indian bureau today completed an
examination of bids recently received for
the purchase of 5,000 stock cattle for the
Indians on the "Rosebud agency, and all
papers in the case are now before the sec
retary of the Interior for decision. It Is
thought the contract may be awarded to
some firm or series of firms tomorrow,
though that Is by no means certain, as
Assistant Secretary Ryan, who has direct
charge of this class of work, has been ill
for several days. Stockmen who have re
plied to the request for bids assert that
they cannot supply cattle tip to the full
weight called for In the specifications, be
cause the season Just closed has been
rather disastrous In that this spring their
beeves, which should normally be fat and
sleek; are not up to weight and to sell at
the prices required by the government
would entail considerable loss. The con
tract Is quite a large one, involving as It
does an expenditure of lioo.noo.
Rxtendlns; Life of Bridge Bill, .
Representative Kennedy Introduced a bill
to extend the time for the completion of
the construction of the combination rail
road, trolley, foot passenger and wagon
bridge across the Missouri river at South
Omaha to April 16. 191. The bill became a
law In March. 1902. giving the company
until April, ISO, to file plans of definite lo
cation and to construct the same. The
company now seeks to have tho time ex
tended in which to complete the structure.
Among those back of the enterprise are
W. J. C. Kenyon, manager of the South
Omaha stock yards; Beott King, South
Omaha; JoUrI McO)'.! ard.A. c. Fj
ter, Omaha. ' , " . ............
Minor Matters at Capital.
Major Iacey of the Sixth Iowa district
will deliver an address before the Young
Men's Republican club of Philadelphia,
April 21. on the subject "Home Markets."
Congressman Kinkaid has recommended
S. L. Perrln for postmaster at Sargent.
Custer county, vice H. P. Savage, re-
(Continued on Second Page.)
Y. W. C. A.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST-
Cloudy Wednesday and Showers In
West Portion. Thursday Fair In
and ShoiTers In I: est ronton.
Temperature at Omaha lesterdnyl
Hour. Desr. Hour. Ilea.
3 ' 1 p. ui r.7
a. n 4t a p. m (Kl
41 a p. - in IO
n. m U 4 p. m til
W a. m 4t ft p. m nil
10 n. m ft2 II p. m ll
1 1 a. in .VI T p. ni H
12 n tl.l H p. in nr
II p, m Ml
MCRE CASES AGAINSTPACKERS
Federal Officials Busy Secnrlna f'.vl
denee to Be t'sed us Basis of
CHICAGO, April Irt.-i'he Chionbie will
say tomorrow: President Roosevelt has
once more taken a personal hand In the
prosecution of the packers and the result
Is apparent In a resumption of activity
on the part of the loral federal officials.
It has been announced that the effort to
punish the packers ss Individuals la to
be renewed with promptitude and vigor.
This Is under direct instructions to Dis
trict Attorney Morrison from the presi
dent and Attorney General Moody. At
torney Morrison has been directed to pro
ceed ngalnst the packers under the Injunc
tion of Judg Grosscup of the United
States circuit court and also to seek new
Indictments before the next federal grand
The government ngents are now at work
securing Information which Is to be used
as a basis of complaint before the grand .
Jury next month. This evidence. It la
said, will sustain a charge by the govern- j
ment that the packers as Individuals nave
violated the Injunction of Judge Grosscup.
Several railroad officials have responded
to questions put to them by government
agents and Information secured from the
railroad men, together with Information
volunteered by former nnd present em
ployes of the packers, was declared to
night hy one of the federal officials to be
sufficient to warrant the return of Indict
ments against certain of the packers.
PRIMARY LAW FOR ILLINOIS
Proposed ev Measure Will Allow
Voters to Express Preference
SPRINGFIELD. III.. April 10. The
primary elections bill drawn up by Attorney
General 8te.ad will be introduced In the
house and senate tomorrow. " This bill,
which will be pressed by the administra
tion. Is In tho nature of a compromise be
tween the advocates of plurality or ma
jority requirement for nomination by
primary conventions. It fixes 35 per cent
of the vote as a neccsaary requirement for
direct nomination. The bill applies to all
candidates for state offices, congress. Btate
Board of Equalization, members of the
legislature nnd all county officers except
Voters are also allowed to express their
preference for United States senator, but
this vote Is not to be binding on the legis
lature. Where candidates are not selected
by direct vote under the 35 per cent pn
rtsloti, fhe cana'd-ires' are'To' be' selected
In regular convention. ....
The bill does not apply to Judges of the
supreme, superior and circuit courts or to
city or township offices.
TWO INSURANCE BILLS PASSED
More Armstrong; MeaSurea Ready for
the Slarnature of' Governor
of Mm York.
ALBANY. N. T.. April 10-Two of the
bills proposed by ths special Insurance In
vestigating committee passed the senate
unanimously today and now await only the
signature of Governor Hlggins to enact
them Into law. One is a bill to amend the
general corporation law relative to the ac
quisition of real property by life Insur
ance companies. The other is a bill to
amend the penal code so as to penalize
the giving of rebates in the life Insurance
A third bill, which would amend the penal
code so aa to provide that the falsity of a
statement, alleged In an indictment for
perjury, shall be presumptively established
by proof that the defendant has testified
under oath to tho contrary, was amended
by the senate so aa to restrict Its applica
tion to written statements under oath.
The vote of Lieutenant Governor Bruce,
the president of the senate, accomplished
the adoption of this amendment, which
sends the bill back to the printer and de
lays final action upon it until next week.
AMERICAN INTERESTS ABROAD
French Investors Are Giving; Especial
Attention to American Secur
ities Just How.
WASHINGTON. April 10. Money In
France Is the subject of a report of Con
sul General Skinner of Marseilles, who
writes the bureau of manufactures that
there is a strong tendency on the part of
French Investors to purchase good dividend-paying
American securities. One emi
nent French lawyer told Mm that' the
United States was the only great and set
tled country without complex problems for
rettlement, snd he expected to make con
siderable purchases of American securi
ties and would advise his clients to do the
same. The consul gives the total present
foreign stock and bond Investments of
French citizens at over 1 13,000.000,000, and
the people keep on saving and Investing.
GREENE AND GAYNOR CASE
Arguments Are Concluded and Judue
Mill Charge tho Jury This
SAVANNAH. Ga.. April lO.-Tuiilght the
J arguments In the Greene and Gaynor case
were brought to a close, Samuel B. Adams
concluding for the government. I'pon the
conclusion of Judge Adams' argument to
the jury Judge Speer announced that ha
would begin the delivery of his charge to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock. So exhaust
ive is the charge he has prepared that it
covers 250 typewritten pages.
Movements of Oeeun Vessels April 10.
At New York Arrived: G.-miania. from
Naples: Kaiser Wilhelin Tier Grosse. from
I Bremen; Noordam. from Rotterdam. Balled:
ttiai v Mitirv.'e, lur imniuurg. tvroil rrilii
Wilhelm fur liieintn; Cm mania for Liver
pool; Pannoiii lor Naples.
At Glusg.jw Arrlveu : Furnessla, trout
At Oenoit Arrived: Nurd Amertea. from
New York. Hailed: 1-oulmsnu, fur New
At Ant werp Arrived: Finland, from New
At Hamburg Sailed: Abydos, for San
At London-Sailed; . Anubis, for Csllfor-
Roof of Market House in Naples Collapses
Under Weight of Ashes.
STRUCTURE CONTAINED 200 PERSONS
Most of Them Were Either Killed 01
ACTIVITY OF VESUVIUS IS INCREASING
Bain of Band and Ashes Continues Orer
MANY CITIES AND VILLAGES ARE DESERTED
TwentyHlx Bodies Taken from Ruins
of t'hureh lu Sen flutaeppe
ROME. April 10, A dispatch from Naples
to the Tribune reports that 500 persons
have perished in the district between Ot
tajano and San Guleseppe.
NAPLFS, April 10 The volcano Is re
suming activity, and especially at Cereola.
The stream of lava which started anew In
the direction of Torre Annunzlata reached
the cemetery of that town and then turned
The troops are conveying provisions, sur
gical accessories and other material for
the relief of the Injured near Ottajann.
A violent storm of sulphurous rain oc
curied today at San Gulseppe, Vcsuvlan
When morning broke today the out
look was promising for an amelioration
of the conditions consequent upon the
activity of Mount Vesuvius. The hope
fulness of the populace, however, wns
short-lived and the Neapolitans were
plunged Into a condition bordering on
frenzy by the collapse of the Mount Ollveto
market, which covered a plot of ground
"DO feet square, the structure falling upon
200 or more persons, of whom twelve were
killed, two mortally Injured, twenty-four
dangerously and J'O less seriously injured.
Several of the dead were crushed and man
gled beyond recognition. The scenes In the
vicinity of the ruins were agonizing, rela
tives of the victims clamoring to be al
lowed to go to their dead or dying. Only
by the firm Intervention of the police ami
carbineers was it possible to keep back the
crowd from overwhelming those who wero
engaged lu the work of -rescue.
While early in the day the volcanic activ
ity of Mount Vesuvius appeared to have
diminished, as night approached the pros
pect of Immediate relief faded and the
fate of the villages and towns around the
volcano seemed more hopeless. Instead of
decreasing; -m ftilt-.r; sand and. ashea"
emitted from the crater Increased. ' Even
with the sun shining high In the heavens
the light .was 4 dim yellow, in the midst
of which the few people who remained In
the stricken towns, their clothing, hair and
beards covered with ashes, moved about
in the awful stillness of desolation like
Many Villages Deserted.
The case of Torre Del Greco Is typlca'.
For thirty hours the place has been prac
tically deserted, but amid the ruin and
semi-darkness Illuminated from time to
time by vivid flashes of lightning a few
I of the Inhabitants go about hungry an-1
with throats parched with smoke and dust,
seemingly unable to tear themselves away
from tho ruins of what so recently werj
their homes. Communication by rail or
tramway with Torre Del Greco and Torre
Annunslata la Impossible, owing to the cin
ders, sand and ash deposits, tlallwxy
travel to and from Naples is most ham
pered by the samo conditions, and a col
lision today resulted In the injury of about
twelve passengers. Telegraphic communi
cation with the towns farthest in the dan
ger zone also is Interrupted.
The flow of lava from the volcano, which
had almost ceased during the night, re
commenced early today, and the fall of
volcanic ejecta in the Vesuvian Communes
has been enormous. It is feared, that the
weight of ashes on roofs will cause the
collapse of many more buildings both her
and in the towns and villages nearer the
Great Subterranean Agitation.
Director Matteucci, who continues at his
post in the observatory, telegraphed to
night that the vulca.no was generally calm
la si night, with occasional sharp explosions,
these becoming more violent towards morn
ing. Director Matteucci says his seismic
Instruments Indicate great subterranean
King Victor Emmanuel and Queen Helena;
have forwarded to Premier skmnlno, who
Is here, I3J.0A) to be applied towards the
relief of the sufferers by the volcano.
The prefect has removed the mayor of
San Gulseppe from office because In thv
face of dunger he left his village without
Informing his superiors.
Cardinal Frisco, archbishop of Naples,
who today visited the people wounded by
the fall of the Mount Glrveto market,
brought to these unfortunates the benedic
tion of the pope.
The Duchess of Aosta was a Veritable
angel of mercy to the sufferers by the
market house disaster. She spent ths en
tire day at the hospital, comforting the
bereaved and assisting the injured. As
the duchess bent over a cot to give a
cooling drink to a child who waa bruised
and battered from head to foot, she felt
a kiss imprinted upon her hand. Looking
down, the duchess' eyes met those Of a
woman kneeling at her feet, who said;
"Your excellency, she." pointing to the
suffering child, " is all I have. I am a
widow. May God reward you."
The troops on guard in the volcanic
zone are utilizing the railway carriages st
different localities ss ramp hospitals. The
Red Crose society haa established a hos
pital In the vicinity of Ban Gulseppe.
All the bodies of 'those who were killed
In the church at Sun Gulseppe on Monday
have beon reoovered, the number being 10&.
Setrch Is being made of the houses at
Oltajano, where fifty corpses have already
been found. It is believed that there are
at 111 many to be recovered.
Xew Hank for Mexleo.
MEXICO CITY. April 10. -The movement
of c'lialdlahing a new Anglo-German bank
here is reported to be far advanced. The
German Oversea bank, which haa a branoU
here, wl'.i be amalgamated with the new
concern. New York bangers the report
mentioning ths Bpeyars are interest
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