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The Omaha Daily Bee.
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THE OMAHA DEE
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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 8. 19D6-TEN PAGES.
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RATE BILL MODIFIED
Friends of the Measure Gain Additional
ALLISON COMPROMISE IS SET ASIDE
Court Reriew Feature Not So Broad as that
Accepted by President.
POWER OF INJUNCTION IS LIMITED
Two Judes May Eet Aside Orders if lire
Days' Notice of Trial is Given.
APPEAL DIRECT TO SUPREME COURT
Ir la Alee Aareed that the tint
MaklnK Xecllon Shall .ol Br
Amrndfil as A.kfd , hf
Opposition to Bill.
WASHINGTON, May 7. The situation of
the. railroad rate bill look another . decided
ihange today and at the same time there
wen an additional step vow ai d final agree
ment as to what the judicial lev lew amend
ment nhall be. The Allison compromise
proposition met with such dntermlned op
position frotn those senator who have
fought agalrst a "broad" court review
that, despite President Roosevelt's ac
ceeptawe of It and his declaration thul
other provision he hud ndvoeated were not
vital, an agreement whs reached by which
several restrictions will lie placed on the
review proposition. These were agreed
1 pun In consequence of many Informal
conferences on the floor of the senate dur
ing the debate. The result Is that In re
turn for the amendment conferring Juris
diction of rlrctilt courts to review orders
of the commission, friends of the bill de
manded and by agreement of senate lead
en will secure counter-conceFslons as fol
lows: That no order of the commission shall be
set sslde by an interlocutory order or de
cree without a hearing held on the applica
tion therefor, unless at least five days' no
tice shall be given to the commission of
the time and place fixed fur said hearing.
That such order shall not be made unless
two Judges of the court to which applica
tion Is made shall concur In each Inter
locutory order or decree.
That an appeal from such Interlocutory
order or decrei mav lie taken within thirty
davK from the entry thereof, but shall lie
only to the supreme court of the United
Thut the rate-making section of the bill
shall not bo amended.
Compromise Set Aside.
Senator Allison's return to the senate
today after a brief Illness had much to
do with the additional agreements. Jit was
during his Illness that the compromise
f proposition, which bears his name, was
given publicity. To friends of the bill who
looked upon the compromise as a surrender
, to railroad IntereKtK he Kaid the amend
ment did not preclude further amendments
which would expedite the review. He dis
posed finally of the argument that an In
sistence for Ktieh amendments would be a
breach of faith with the conservatives
who had accepted the compromise. He did
tills, hi", saying . that there had been no
"a'greement, - The effect of this statement
, . was the tlueatened overturning of the com
promise and negotiations were at once
opened between the two forces.
Senators Dolliver, I.nng, C.lapP and several
other republicans who had opposed the
amendment declared that If the Allison
compromise was adopted It must be fol
lowed with the provisions before stated.
Senator Allison aided them in their cam
paign and a majority of the democrats,
loud In criticism of the action of the presi
dent In declaring that the Overman amend
ment waa not vital. Joined the ranks and
the whole made a formidable army. The
compromise disappeared as If by ma git.
Finally, Senators Aldrlch, Knox, Crane,
Foraker, Lodge and a number of others
agreed that If tho Allison amendment was
adopted they would consent to the adoption
of iome such amendment as that offered
by Senator Overman providing for notice
to the adverse party before preliminary In
junctions are issued suspending orders of
tha Interstate Commerce commission and
that offered by Senator Bacon, providing
that auch preliminary order shall be con
curred In by two Judges.
They agreed further that appeals from
auch Interlocutory orders or preliminary In
Juncttona should be made direct to the su
Rate Section ot Amended.
Frlenda of the bill held out for still
another amendment and that waa that sec
tion 4 of the bill, which amends section 15
of the Injerstate Commerce act should be
left aa it passed the house. The conserva
tive faction demurred at this suggestion.
The section Is the one that provides that
the commissioner shall make rates which
In Its Judgment shall be Just and reason
able. The conservative faction desired to
strike out the words "in Its Judgment."
The friends of the measure declared thul
this would compel the courts to review the
action of the rpmnilsslon as to tho justness
and reasonableness of the rales fixed. I'nder
the language of the house bill, they believe
that the courts will not review that qncs
tlon. After the adjournment of the senate to
day Senators Aldrich, Knox, Carter. Hop
kins, Cullom, Fulton and Crane met In
Senator Aldrlch's committee room. The
tonfereme lasted nearly an hour, iioth
factions were strongly represented. 'At the
conclusion Senator Aldrich stated that the
bill would be passed with sectiou 4 left ns
it came from the houw. One of the nrgu-
nie-nts that accomplished this result was
the action of Beverai senator in pointing
out that Senator Knox's railroad rate bill
authorised the commission to tlx rates
w hich In Its Judgment were Just and reason
able and that the same language appeared
In the Massachusetts statutes.
The conferences today, it is hi -lived,
have about disposed of the points In dis
pute. The agreement reached by repub
lican leaders In a concession to the demo
crats. The amendment providing for the giving
of notice of hearings for injunctions was
lirst offered by Senator Overman Senator
Ilacon originated the proposition for tin
hearing of such applications by two judges
and several democrats introduced amend
ments providing for appeals direct' to the
supreme court. Senate leaders. repiest-n'ing
both .factions predicted tonight that lic I
compromise amendments will be a" ."ed !
Oppose Itrnlaada' Resoltttloa.
WASHINGTON. May 7. The nie com
mittee on finance today author'. 1 an ad
verse report on Senator .New la;... i resolu
tion looking to a national gu wanly t
ni-iUt to San Francisco.
Niagara Report Received.
WASHINGTON. -May 7. President R.v.se
velt today sent to congress the report of
tha International Waterways' commission
on tha pieservatloa of Niagara Falls.
REACTION GAINS UPPER HAND
Ohantliina Fundamental Lair Drafted
hy Wltte Officially Prclalmeel
St. PETERSBURG. May i, 4:20 a. in. -Another
of the kaleidoscopic change in the
political situation, to which Russia Is be
coming accustomed, occurred late last night.
when, with utter unexpectedness, the draft
of the fundamental law, which was snppos-d 1
to have perished with the VVitte regime,
was officially promulgated sud made the
perniancnwhasls of the Ruscslau state, un
alterable except on the ltd latlve of Emperor
Nicholas or his successors.
Though the drart of the fundamental law
has undergone considerable editing and
numerous changes have been made in It. In
essence It remains Identical with the pro
ject telegraphed to the Associated Tress on
April J4. which evoked a storm of anger and
condemnation by the dominant liberal party.
Published at the present instant when the
people had been led to believe thai the un
popular draft had he-en dropped and when
the dismissal of the old cabinet was ae
cepteel as an Indication of the desire on the
part of the government to Join hands with
the national Parliament, the new will
arouse still greater indignation and threat
ens to undo all the work eif Prof. Mllukoff
and the 'her constitutional and ele-inocrattc
leade- ' he cause of moeleratlon.
't , nndlficmtinn in the "eonstltu
tiot, - " ihed w hich meet with favor
n of the prevision rmpower
o fix salaries and pensions
' subjecting even the
nihility of undue flnnn-
other changes are in
peiinl power, (
ties from Inter,
ami giving the e.
buttressing the im
lands and proper-
power to concluele
iiould the Parliament
refuse to pass the budget.
COURT SCANDAL IN GERMANY
.Servant of Prince Arrested for Black
mail Following; Discovery
nf stolen Gor.ria,
BERLIN', May ". William Olase, a former
servant of Prince Adolph von Wrede, was
arrerted t "lay on the complaint of, the
prince, who charges Olase with blackmail
in connection with a quantity of stolen
silverware, marked with the name of
Pari and Berlin hotels, found in the silver
roem of Castle Basedow, 'near Mutrhln,
The Ixikal Anzelger today asserted that
Frlncess von Wred Is known to have klep
Contrary reports were circulated Inst
week regarding the finding of' the hotel-
marked silverware at Castle Basedow. The
search by the authorities of Male-hln wa,
It now appear, maele by order of a Berlin
court, with which a denunciation was
lodged. At first the source of this denun
ciation was not revealed, but it now appear
that Glase was the person who made the
At Malchin it was reported that Princess
and Prince von Wrede and Frauleln Weidlg,
their housekeeper, would be asked by the
court to explain the presence of the hotel-
marked silverware in the castle. The prince
and princes reside most of the year at
Madrid. and rent Basedow castle as a sum
It belongs to the estates or" the Hahn fam
ily, the head of which. Count von Hahn,
died recently, a ruined man.
The silver Includes dozens of milk pitch
ers, sugar bowls, plates, tureens and salt
cellars, largely plated, and It has been sug
gested that the collection was made by
some one having a mania for taking things
from hotels as souvenirs.
TURKISH MINISTERS MEET
While Council Confers British Ships
Are Being Assembled OR
CONSTANTINOPLE. May 7 An ex
traordinary meeting of the council of min
isters has been summoned, for today to
consider the British note demanding the
evacuation of Tabnh within ten days and
Turkish consent to a Joint demarcation of
the frontier of the Slnaltlc peninsula.
An' attempt wa made yesterday by thu
sultan through the Intermediary of a palace
official to l-eopen the discussion, met with
an Intimation from Sir Nicholas R. O'Con
ner, the Hritish ambassador to Turkey,
that any communications on tho subject
must come through the Turkish foreign
LONDON. May 7.-In behalf of the gov
ernment It waa announced In the House of
Commons today that the British govern
ment has been Informed by Germany that
there Is no foundation for the statements
that Turkey's action respecting the Egyp
tian frontier has be-en encouraged by the
ASSASSIN WAS IN DISGUISE
Man Who Attempted to Kill Governor
of Moscow Posed as Naval
MOSCOW, May ".It turns out that the
man who attempted yesterday to assas
sinate Governor General Doubossoff was a
revolutionist disguised as a naval officer,
which enabled him to approach the palace
without creating suspicion, lie carried the
bomb in a candy box and hud h false pass
port. In which his name was given as Meti,
which proved his connection with the
three revolutionist who were killed by the
explosion of a bomb in their room on Sat
urday last, that being the name under
which the apartment occupied by the revo
lutionists was rented
The report of the assassination ,f the
governor of Klizabeihpol. in ivenge for
ills savage repressions in the Caucasus,
which reuched here last night, was incor
rect. It was the governor general of
Kkateiinoslav. South Russia, who was as
sassinated yesterday evening by six uni
dentified persons, who tired volleys from
revolvers at him and then escaped.
NEW CABINET FOR RUSSIA
Names of Mra Who Will Share
Work. of the Neve
ST. PLTKRSBl'RG. May 7 The new
Russian cabinet has been completed and
will l- announced by an imperial ukase
tomorrow, us follow:
r.eniler. M. Gore-kymui.
Mitt.'stei- ol tin inu-nor. M. Slolvpln.
Mliaaer of foreign affairs, Karon l
Wolsky. Muiial-.- of nuance, M. koke.vsoff.
Mun.-.ii-" of education. M. KautTinan.
MiiiU'.-i i.t agri. nil in ,-. .vl Su h in.'.y
Contriver oi the empire, Ai ,,a
Pr.Kir.tor general ,.f the Holy Synod,
Prince Jhlrinsky Siiakinaloff.
Miv.-kt.-r e.f war. ei. n.-i-ul liudiaer.
':nster of murine. Vice Admiral Biri
left. tinrrli-ts Minister at Belgrade.
j BKLC.RAIiK. Servia. May 7. The new
! American mlnn-ier. John Piddle, today pre
sented his credential to King Peter.
NEW EARTHOUAKE PROBLEM
Thousands of Business and Professional
People in Ban Trancisoo 8afferin?.
NO WORK EXCEPT FOR COMMON LABORERS
t.enrral . reely Reports that Halloas
Are Helna Provided for Over
Tiv Hanelred Thousand
SAN FRANCISCO. May 7 With the sub
sidence of the excitement that attended the
earthquake comes a more vivid realisation
of the misery that has been Inflicted upon
the community. The number of people who
have suddenly been cut off from mean of
earning a living I enormous. The army
ef clerks, salesmen, stenographers, book
keepers and trades people that poured into
the downtown sections each morning and
returneil to the residence districts and su
burb In the evening finds Itself ldl arid
without prospect of employment, lawyers,
doctors, dentist and their assistants are
In a like predicament.
But a small percentage of these people
are capable of taking up manual labor, the
only kind that Is now available, and already
on the street and tin the Rites for new
building may be seen many of this class
painfully' and wearily engaged in the hard
est kind of tasks.
What is to he done with the great number
of men and women who cannot get dnwn
to the level of the common workman I a
question that the city otflclal have asked
themselves and have been unable to furnish
a satisfactory answer.
From this time forward the efforts of the
municipal officials and existing citizens'
committees will be directed almost solely
to the task of reconstructing the city. Ac
tive suhcommilte-es have been appointed
and plans for practical work and accom
plishments will be presented to Mayor
Schmitz this week.
The construction of temporary building
continue in the burned portions of the
town and there ure manifestation that the
mercantile element Is undaunted by its re
verses. The relief work is proceeding
smoothly along the lines arranged by the
army, but a project is now being considered
of substituting fur the "bread line" a
number of cheap restaurants, where hot
meals will be served at a low cost.
Reconstructing; Relief ( amps.
After a quiet Sunday the people today
resumed the work of relieving the dis
tressed and planning for the reconstruction
of the city. The one great problem with
which the officials, military and civil, feel
they now have to deal with is that of col
lecting the refugees and gotting them Into
the smallest possible number of large
Incidentally the question of sanitation Is
Involved, for with people scattered every
where and some of them of far frotn clean
habits, it is practically impossible to pro
vent them frotn violating regulations,
whereas if they can bo centralized all can
be carefully watched and tho slovenly ones
can be forced to properly protect their
habitations and the ground immediately
surrounding tho sites of their shelters. It
is proposed to organise a model camp at
Hamilton -square. This nituninfr avevv
available able-bodied man In this camp
was routed out at an early hour and set to
work cleaning up the place. Not so much
as a scrap of paper is to be allowed to lay
Knglneer Dunn declares that the camp
will be kept In perfect sanitary condition
and if the male campers do not wish to turn
out every morning as a cleaning squad they
had better arrive at a system by which no
dirt or rubbish will be left about.
The distribution of clothing, cots and bod
ding to the needy and destitute will be con
ducted on a mure equable basis hereafter.
and the authorities having control of the
supplies have every reason to believe that
under the new regimo now being inaugu
rated there will be no waste and no reck
less distribution of clothing to persons not
In need of it. In the Crocker school build
ing, with its eighteen rooms, nine separate
departments have been established, each
In charge of a department head, and thu
whole In charge of Captain Bradley of the
army. One department contains men's
clothing and hats; another is given over to
women's clothing; still another Is set apart
for children's clothing; then there are un
derwear departments, a boot and shoe de
partment, a department for kitchen uten
sils, a department for blankets and bed
ding, cola and mattresses and ao on.
The relief situation from the army view
point waa summarized by the following
statement from General Qreely:
On Friday ratllons were Issued to 273,621
persons; on Saturday to iu,207, and tho
requisitions for Sunday were for 2tj4,07o,
but the actual issue probably will show
a decrease from Friday's figures.
As long as the people live under gov
ernment tentage and receive government
rations they will have to behave them
selves. There will be no tattoo or
reveille blown and no strenuous restric
tions enforced, but order must be pre
served. There are on , hand now fifteen e'ars of
flour and potatoes. 1 have Instructed ilto
finance committee that 11 is its duly to
eliminate the deadbeats and repeaters
from the bread lines and it lias promised
to take the matter up with the police.
Disturbance at sea.
Far out at aea the Norwegian steamer
Hercules felt the disturbance that cause!
such destruction here. Upon arriving
yesterday from Comox, U. C, Captain
BJerick of the Hercules, re-ported that on
April 17, 18 and HI the steamer was in
strong southwest gales and mountainous
seas. On April iti. In latitude 44.0 north,
longitude lsi.-7 east, there was audi
heavy seas and gales that thet steamer
was compelled to lay to, it being impossi
ble to keep the Hercules on its way. Thu
barometer at this time registered .'a. tie,
or the lowest .Captain Bjeiick has ever
seen at sea.
The first wedding ever celebrated in
Golden Gate park look place yesterday
af lei noon w hen Miss Amelia Bartmanu
became the wife of Rudolph Bosscrt. The
! ceremony was performed by P.ev. F. 1J.
j liovard of Berkeley, in the little summer
; house Just west of the conservatory,
- where the bride has been staying with
! friends since April IS.
The health department has ordered that
no milk shall be sold unless It is first
Ilelaaco and Meyer .will soon begin tha
construction of a new Alcazar theater.
It will lie a temporary structure one story
lutesttgate American's Death.
LONDON. May 7. The deaKh of Howard
Carey of New York, who was discovered
M;ey 4 shot dead In his bed at a Kensington
Loi.iiUr.K house, is being investigated by
the coion. r. Apparently It, la a case of
Bidding; on Big Bridge.
NEW YORK. May 7. The lowest bidder
for the erection of the Manhattan bridge,
a structure paralleling the Hioi-klyn lin.lga
ami requiring an estimated 4",m) tons of
sl.-el is the Hun Parker I 'onto . n, -t m.
Ifanj', alia au offer of KW.-3-
MR. ROSEWATm FOR SENATOR
A conference j"' "e raid at
Washington hul'J Eighteenth and
Harney streets, IVednesday even-
Ins at 8 o'clock to discuss way
Hnd means of best promoting the'
candidacy of Edward Rose water
for United Slates sontUor from
All citizens of Douglas county
willing to join in such a movement
are cordially invited to attend.
If yon are ready to help keep
the senatorship in Douglas county
do not wait for a speoiiil invita
tion. Hon. Howard H. Baldrlge will
WASHINGTON HALL WEDN DAY
HEAVY FROSTS IN IOWA
anorv Flurries Reported In Mlehlaan
and nsinnae t Fruit
MARSHA I.LTOWN. la., May 7.-A heavy
frost in central Iowa caused damage to
smsll fruits. Plum orchards suffered the
ATLANTIC, la.. May 7.-tSpeeial.)-A
heavy frost visiteel fhis sertion of Iow.i
last night and niuiil elaniag.- was done.
Garden truck and the peach crop were
totally ruined. Ice was freizen em water
that remained out doors and the thermom
eter got to 30 degrees. It is thought that
apple and cherries were not serteiusly in
jured. COLI'MBCS. Neb.. "May 7.-iSpeciul.)
People have been greatly wonleel in the
matter of the cold weathe-r for the past
few nights. It being cold enough to form
ice in the low places, ami they feared that
the fruit buds would be destroyed, but the
best farmers and fruit men say they have
examined the bud nnd that no Injury has
been caused to them up to the present
ALBION. Neb.. May 7. (Special.) He-avy
frost prevailed over Ihis part of the state
Saturday nit,'ht. nnd the thermometer regls
tereel six degree below freezing Sunday
morning. It is too early to ascertain cer
tainly the damage ilone to the fruit crop,
which up to the time of the frost was
never more promising. On account of the
cold, wet weather farm work is liadly de
layed". VKRMILION. S. D..May 7.-tSpeeial.)-A
heavy freeze visited this section of the
state on Saturday night, and last night
another freeze occurred. Ice a quarter
of an inch thick formed. The fruit crop
could hardly escape Injury, and It is likely
that plums and apples were hard hit. Ow
ing to the fact that the strawberry crop
is late, that fruit is not damaged. The
blosseims have not formed, and will not 1k
out for see-ral days yet. Fruit growers are
greutly discouraged at conditions, aa the
prospects were gooel for a bountiful crop.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 7.-The greater
portion of Indiana was covered by a light
frost last night . Reports from all part
of the state Indicate that the damage to
vegetables has been considerable, with
alight damage Jo fristain ame sections.
DETROIT, May 7. Ught flurries of snow
havo fallen In the -past twenty-four hours
in a number of places In Michigan, but no
damage has been done to fruit tree or
WORK OF STANDARD OIL
Attorney (.rnrrnl of Ohio yinkrs a
Preliminary Report of His
COLl'MBl'8, O.. May 7. In a prelim
inary report of Ills findings as to the
methods of the Standard Oil company la
Ohio, maele public today. Attorney General
Kills says that though the Standard
Oil company, in obedience to a decree of
the supreme court e.f Ohio reorganized in
j 1899, cancelling the trust certllie-ates then
I outstanding and putting all the property
they represented In the hands eif the
Standard Oil company of New Jersey, It
has continued to violate the Valentine
Stewart anti-trust act just as before.
In that reorganization, he says, It In
corporated the departments of the busi
ness separately. The Buckeye pipe Line
company, he says, does all the Standard
Pipe Line transportation, the I'nlon Tank
company carries all Its oil by cars, tho
Solar Refining company does its manu-
I faf-tnrlni. V hilo the Ohio (III
leets the crude oil from the wells in the
fields. That these concerns represent thu
same Interests is shown by their tax i-a-turns
that are all made on the same (ay
on similar forms and they are all repre
sented by the same attorneys.
The Standard absolutely iixes the prico I
of e-rude oil. Independent companies run j
their bills u: or down with the Standard
price. Bui by organizing "fake" or "prl- j
vate" companies the- Standard manages to
drive nut compe tition without changing j
eiil prices everywhere, which would be
disastrous to the Standard Itself.
SPECIAL GRAND JURY MEETS
Inquisitors Called Together tei Probe
Alleged Insurance Irregulari
ties lu ev York,
NKW YORK. May 7. The special jury
which is to investigate Insurance mailers,
espee-lally political contribution, was em
paneled today. Dlbtiiet Attorney Jerome,
who uskd for this Jury, was present, with
several of ins assistants, when it was
Justice Si-oil of the criminal branch of
the superior court In his charge said:
Your siteiilion will be called to a series
of allege-el criiiie-s which have occasioned
much tlisctission in 1 1 it- public press and in
vanouf. eutlis. The legislature lias
passed laws remedying so far as it e-an ail
paM mistakes. Your duty is to immire it
i any crime has been committed under the
I law- as It stood before the legislative ac
I linn. You will have the active and ener
getic assistance of the district atlornev
and you are enill'id at all tiniea to call
upon him for assistance and advice. You
are nut to be t-way-d by suspicion or
clamor lu any of your work.
UNION TELEGRAPHERS MEET
National onveatlou uf t ouiuierrlal
Operators Are .Vow la Session
CINCINNATI. May 7. The i.atie.nal t,i
venlion of the Commercial Telegraphers'
I'nlon of America was opened here today
with welcoming addresses and responses
and the appointment of committees and
other routine business
Mayor Dempsey gave the principal wel
come speech. The afternoon and evening
were given over to trolley rides about the
city and oilier entertainment provided for
the delegates, who represent all the prin
cijal cities iu the country.
HINSIIAW HAS A HARD FIGHT
Chairman Laoey Opposes Bill to Reimburse
Purchasers of Indian Lands.
'SPEAKER CANNON GIVES LITTLE HOPE
' Congressman Klnkald Hremrrt the
Paasnae f Tno Rills by llelng
Persistent Vinrndlnu the
(Krom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May 7. (Special Tele
gram.) In 1XS3 the governme nt sold at auc
tion at Beatrice. Neb.. 4.000 acres of Otot
utid Missouri Indian lands, located In Oage
county, Nebraska, and Marshall county.
Kansas. The lauds were appraised at $tl.t
per acre, and the land office gave it out
that they would be sold to actual settlers
at the appraised price. Afterwards
this was changed to a public auc
tion. Much fraud was perpetrateel at this
sale and some indictments and convli-tion
occurred. One-fourth of the purchase price
was paid down. The lands were sold at
far ubove their value and at more than
twice the appraisement, due to excitement
and misunderstanding of the terms of the
sale. Assurances were given by the then
commissioner, McFarland. who was pres
ent, that the government would adjust
prices at the appraisement. Afterward
many efforts were made to get an adjust
ment of contrarta. Finally. In l!Wt), an act
was passed granting a rebnte to all those
settler who had not yet paid in full. I'n
der this act they were given full title by
paying the appraisement plus 3 per cent.
Congressman Hinshaw has introduced a
bill to grant a rebate on the same terms
to all those settlers about 150 ill number
who had fully paid tip before the act of
This bill I recommended by the land
e.l'ice and was toeiay reported favorably
by Mr. McCarthy, member of the house
committee on public lands, over fierce
opposition. Mr. Iaeey, chairman of that
committee. Is making a vigorous fight on
the bill, as lie did against the act of WO.
While the equities In the two bill are
the same, there are more difficult les In the
passage of the present bill because the
Litter requires an appropriation of about
JlaO.Ort) from the United Slates treasury,
while the former bill simply scaled down a
contract which had only been partially
paid out and required no appropriation.
Mr. Hinshaw has been In consultation
v.ith the speaker with a view to get an
early consideration of the bill, but tho
speaker Is of the opinion that it will be a
difficult matter to pas the bill at this
session. Mr. Hinshaw i also making a can
vas of the house, hoping to create senti
ment favorable to the bill.
Indians May (iet Money.
Congressman Cousins today, after labor
ing for several years on a bill bringing
about a readjustment of the account of
the Sac and Fox Indians, wan successful
In passing hi long agitated measure. The
bill put Sioo.tioo additional Into the Iowa
tribe. Agitation regarding the adjustment
of these accounts has been going on since
Klnkald la Persistent.
Judge Kinknld Is a persistent "cuss."
This morning he smilingly came out of the
speaker's room, after having been there to
congratulate Mr. Cannon on his seventieth
birthday, and to ask for recognition for the
passage of two bill under suspension of
rules, and from the looks of the statesman
from the Sixth district, ho evidently got
what he went after. Late today he arose
and moved the passage of a bill granting to
Charle H. Cornell the right to construct
a dnm across the Niobrara river on the
Fort Nleibrara military reservation anil to
construct a trolley and telegraph line
across the reservation. 'Without debate, the
measure was passed, and then Judge Kln
kald moved to tako up the second bill, but
the speaker shook his head. "You know
you gave me two," said the Judge, without
even so much an addressing the chair. "I
will get to that later," said the speaker.
And, sum enough, later on the speaker
recognized Judge Kinkaid for a bill au
thorizing the secretary of the Interior to
make a rcsurvey of certain townships in
McPherson county, which was also passed.
Ten-Acre Rill Passes House,
The bill Introduced by Congressman Mon-rif-ll
providing for the subdivision of lands
under the reclamation act and making
entries ns small as ten acre lnstrsd of
forty, the minimum under the existing law,
passed the house today. This subdivision
was made necessary in certain sections of
the I'nlted States, where the lund is so
rich that ten acres will sup-port a family
particularly In fruit and truck farming
districts, that it was deemed advisable to
permit entries of this size In irrigated sec
tions of the country.
Important Indian Bill.
A bill of first importance to Indians passed
the house today. This bill empower the
president to elesignate any individual Indian
belonging to any tribe whom he considers
sufficiently advanced in civilization to be
e-apuole of managing his own affairs to
apportion and allot to any such Indian his
or her pro rata share of any tribal or
trust fund in the treasury. This bill Is
along the present policy of the Indian
office iu allollng shares of tribal funds to
such Indians as may be callable of manag
ing their own affairs. Ultimately the Indian
must become a citizen, according to Major
I.ucey, the author of the bill, and work
upon new lines ne-ecssarlly created by his
present environment. Iurge areas of In
dian lands have already been thus allotted
and many of the tribes have become farm
ers and stock raisers, but no general at
tempt has been made as this bill seeks to
do to allot tribal funds In the treasury.
The senate committee on Indian affairs
today made favorable reports on the follow
ing bills Introduced by Senator Humble:
To provide for the allotment and distribu
tion of tribal funds of the Yankton tribe
of Sioux Indians and SisseUm and Walie
ton tribes of Sioux, residing in South Da
kota. Omaha Contractors Lose.
Tile secretary of the interior today sus
pended the contract with Callahan, Katz,
Phelan A Shirley of Omaha for construction
and completion of the work of division No.
3 on the main canal of the Huntley project
in Montana, because of failure to perform
their contract, having failed to commence
the work required after due written notice.
Reclamation aei vice'w ill submit, readveitha
nient. '-to Dakota Hills.
Senator (Iambi today Introduced these
bills: To pay $70 to U A. Jopellne, Yank
ton, for two months services as messenger
in the quartermaster's service at Fort
Leavenworth. Km, In ltsiT: pensions fur
Mary A. Washburn at SU per month; Kd
wurd W. Oallinger at -' per month and
Mary A. Duncan at tJu per mouth.
Lands Restored to Mettlenaeat.
The secretary of the interior has restored
tha following lanos in Nebraska to settle-
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NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair and Cooler Tuesday. Kapept
Minn era In West Portion. Wednes
day Fair nn.l Warmer.
Temperature nt Omaha lesterda I
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BURGLARS VISIT JOE LEITER
Bonds Valued at More Than Hundred
Thonsund Dollars Taken
CHICAOO, May 7. The office of Joseph
Leiter. heir of the ostste of the Into Levi
Z. Leiter, father of Joseph Leller. was
mbbed last night and lamds und securities
valued at from $10,000 to $i'5.0Uu were stolen.
The burglar gained entrance to the of
fice by breaking In the door with a sle-elge
hammer, using rubber mat to deaded the
forre of their blow.
The robbery, which 1 supposed to have
been committed Saturelay night, waa not
discovered until the clerk entered the of
fice toeiay. A hasty examination of the
contents of tho vault caused Hie assertion
by the rlerks that securities valued at from
IKin.OuO to $l;.ii.0Oii had been taken. When
Hugh Crabbe the manager of the estate
of Levi Z. Leiter. arriveel at the office he
at once declared thnt tho amount of the
robbe-ry would not amount to more than
$10.nr) or $25,0110 and produced a package
of bonds valued at $l'i".,ii0ci which the clerk
thought had been stolen. The officers of
Robert K. and Frank Crowe, attorneys, ad
joining the Letter estate, was also entered
and securities valued at about $5,000 were
taken. The door to the office was broken
open in the same manner as thnt of the
Leiter estato and in both cases the vault
doors wjere opened with chisel.
The robbera evidently conducted their
work in the most deliberate manner, as
they had pulled down tho curtains, turned
on the light and scrutinized the bonds In
order to determine which were negotiable
and which were not. All of the securities
taken were negotiable.
Joseph Leiter, who Is stopping at Lake
Geneva, Wis., was informed of the rob-
bery by telephone and said that he did not I
believe that the robbers secured any nego. '
tlablo paper. I
"My best knowledge ia." said Mr. Leiter,
"that the vault contained nothing but
leases, contracts and similar papers. I do
not believe that anything -of value was
After taking an inventory of the securi
ties left in the vault. Mr. Crabbe and Mr.
Leiter announced that the securities taken
amounted to $11,000.
GRAIN RATES IN TWO STATES
Point Raised hy Minnesota Village
May Have Fur-Reaching
ST. PACT Minn., May 7. What was
apparently a hearing of little significance
before n Interstate commerce commis
sioner at the federal building toeiay de
veloped into such Importance during the
progress of the testimony that C. A.
Prouty,- representing the Interstate Com
merce commission, announced that the
hearing would be before the full commis
sion at Washington.
The complaint, upon the determination of
which practically hinges the readjustment
of- Interstate rates with reference to all
cltle'S and towns of Importance in southern
Minnesota and In northern Iowa, is on the
petition of the village of Goodhue, Minn.,
which maintains that on flat wheat rates
to Chicago it is discriminated against In
favor of Red Wing.
It developed at the hearing that a read
justment of the fiat wheat rate to Chi
cago from Goodhue, so as to put it on a
parity with the Red Wing rate, would
necessitate a lowering of rates along the
railroad systems in southern Minnesota and
to a distance of 100 miles south of the
Minnesota boundary in Iowa.
Officials of the railroad declare that it
would result In millions In loss fo annual
revenues, besides throwing out of
equilibrium a system of rates which has
been constructed and evolved after years
of experlene-e and adjustments.
Mr. Prouty stated that It will be Im
practicable for the commission to lower
the Goodhue rate to meet tho Red Wing
rate unless the adjoining towns were given
the same relief, and he made the applica
tion so Important that It will have to be
passed upon by the full commission.
CONGRATULATIONS FOR CANNON
Friends of speaker Mend Him Message
ua Seventieth Anniversary
WASHINGTON, May 7. - Although
Speaker Cannon started In bravely to Ig
nore the fact that he is 7u years old to
day he was forced soon after the house
convened to relinquish hia gavel and re
tire to his private room, where senators
and members demanded audiences, and tel
egrams of congratulations came thick and
First came one from Mayor McClellan
of New York. In which he says: "New
York Joins me In heartiest congratulations
and in the expression of respect and ad
miration. May you see as many returns
of the day as you desire and may each
return find you happier in mind and
stronger in body."
One signed "The Kissing Bug" combines
congratulation with the hope that Hobson
will be made chairman of the naval com
mittee when' he comes to congress.
Another condemns the Osier theory to
the winds and urges the speaker to live to
be 100 years old.
An Illinois constituent wires: "No pat-
rlejtic American can bei'ome so old or so
exalted as to be justified In disregarding
the mandate of the people when they call."
KILLS WOMAN ON REQUEST
Austrian la Virginia Murders Wife
te Keep Her from an
NKW PORT NEWS. Va . May 7 -Allegtng
thut because his wife feared return to an
Insane asylum and that he fulfilled a
promise to take her life in eimsequence,
Lulian Ravlini:-, un Austrian, todav entered
the police station lu this city and announced
tlial he had killed the Woman early today
by shouting h-r seven times ill the head
! while she slept. The man ele-clarcd thut
' his wife was discharged from an insane
uylui.i In February last and that he- look
her life in compliance with a wish expressed
by her that he do ao rather than have her
return to the Institution. After killing her,
he says, he bathed ami shrouded her and
tletl surrendered to the authorities.
Anthracite Coal Miners and Operators
Finally Dome to an Agreement.
SCALE IS EXTENDED FOR THREE YEARS
Contract is First One Ever Made with the
FINAL STRUGGLE IN CONFERENCE
Committee Aramed for Two-Tear Limit to
ATTITUDE OF PRESIDENT JOHN MITCHELL
Miner.' Leader Has Been Opposed tn
strike from the Beginning of the
NKW YuRK. May 7,-After carrying on
begot iat Ions for nearly three months the
subcommittee representing the anthracite
mine worker and operators of eastera
Pennsylvania today agreed to continue the
award of the strike commission for another
three years, or until March St. 19"S. and
the mi-ii will return to work as soon as
j rnctii iible, probably Monday.
All miners who have not committed vio
lence against persona or property will be
re-employed and no one will be discrim
inated ngalnst because of any activity h
may have taken In the strike movement.
The agreement Is subject to the ratification
of the tri-dlstrict convention of mine work
ers at Scranton tomorrow, but there is
not the slightest doubt that the delegate
will approve the action of their represent
atives. This outcome of a dispute, which threst
cned to develop Into a long, bitter struggle
and paralyze a great industry, was looked
upon with considerable. satisfaction by the
coal road presidents, as the agreement en
tered Into Is their first proposition made .
early In March In reply to the mine work
ers' original demands.
The miners had little to say today re
garding the agreement, except that it was
the best they could get. They pointed out.
however, that the agreement entered Into
Is the first general agreement that has evev
been signed- between the operators and
miners, and they look upon It aa a step
forward in their endeavor to have regular
agreements with their employers.
Final Struggle In Conference.
While the compact entered Into tod.iy
was predicted last week, the agreement
wan not reached without a final struggle
on the part of the miners to get something
more. President Mitchell, tn stating to
the operators the action of the Scranton
convention, asked that the proposed agree
ment be made for two years. In arguing
for the two-year term he said the cost
of living might Increase considerably In
three years and that other changes in the
mining industry might come that would
make the present wage scale unfair to the
me-n. The operators In their reply aald
they felt t!vi$jtny contingency that might
arise was eovered by the award of the
strike commission and they concluded hy
asking that the award be continued for
three years. This was then agreed to.
In taking up the question of discrimina
tion against some of the men. It waa the
intention of the mine ownera to take back
only such men as they chose to re-empoly.
but President Mitchell contested thia point
so strongly that the operators withdrew It.
Today's session was the longest of the
series, lasting nearly two hours.
The district president left for Scranton
this evening. President Mitchell will go
later, reaching that city In tlma to preside
over the convention. No date haa been
officially set for tho resumptlon4of work.
It was thought that Thursday would be
selected, but an some of the mines are not
In good condition for an Immediate resump
tion the beginning of operations may be de
luye.1 until Monday. This Is the sixth week
of the suspension, and represents a loas In
production of about 6,000,000 tona.
Convention Will Approve. Contract.
SCRANTON. Pa., May 7. Tomnrrow'a ad
journed session of the anthracite trldlstrlct
mine workers' convention promises to be
quite formal and uninteresting. There Is
no question but that the agreement which
was today signed in New York by the ope
ra'ors and the members of the sub-scale
committee providing for a three years'
continuance of the strike commissions'
uwurd and no dlsrrimlna.lon will be ap
proved by the delegates unanimously.
There was a noticeable letup In operations
today on the part of the companies which
have been the most aggressive since the
suspension la-gun In the Importing of men
and the eiperation of collieries and wash
erles with them.
Arrangements are already being made by
the Delaware & Hudson and the Erie com
panies for the shipping back of the im
ported men and it Is expected they will all
be out of the field by. Monday next, when
resumption of work will probably ba or-de-rcd.
Among the English speaking miners no
signs of dissatlsfac'lon are shown and no
criticism of John Mitchell ia heard, the
men apparently being convinced that their
leader have shown them the best way out
of a bad dilemmu.
Many foreign members, however, are
plainly dissatisfied, it is freely predicted
that many foreign members will desert tha
Mitchell Opposed a Strike.
It was learned today on indisputable au
thority that John Mitchell was opposed to a
strike from the very outset. He was op
posed to It as a matter of expediency,
though he is known to have felt that it
would be almost Justified a a matter of
While the eonventlon was talking s'rlke
and when it was felt on all aides that a
bitter contest was unavoidable, Mr. Mitchell
was quietly gathering Information through
trus'.y lieutenants having no eontiectiou
with the organization from the operators'
cunip. He was finding out whether or not
there would be any discrimination In case
of a resumption and was securing accurate,
information e oncernliig the exact output of
coal since the suspension went into effect.
The extensive operations which have been
carried on by the big companies and the
constantly Increased output are said to have
hud great influence with Mr. Mitchell, as
will as a constantly growing conviction
that the eipciators were ready to fight Out
the contest to the end.
Price of C oal Heilaeed.
NF.W YORK. May 7. A reduction of 4
Kills a toil 'it all except the r tea in sizes
of anthracite coal was announced today by
the Lehigh Valley Railroad company. The
ie-Jui lion is e ustomary at this time of the
year and It la understood that the Reading
company will take a similar aoUvu to
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