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    The Omaha - Daily Bee.
Fronpect of to Early 01mb Between Parlia
ment and the Government.
I'romnlwtion of Obnoxioui Fundamental j
JLaw iAUies tonsiemauon.
ken Ursrme: ConsemtiTe Action Feel that
Their Confidence Wi Abueed,
snrrnand Hall anil Mikn
Council of Kmplrf and
Donmi Arc Ordered
4a Disperse.
T PETERSBURG. May 8. There is nn
foundation in fact (or tha report tele
graphed from Kicff today that General
Count Alexis ravollrh Ignatlrff had been
assassinated. General lunation In In 81.
Petersburg tonight, und not In Kicff.
BIL1.KTIN. .7.
KIKFF. Russia, May a.-Gen .,.''
Alexis Favollrh Ignatlnff. forme.V ..
ernor oC Kleff, was assassinated h'
.. V
8T. PETERSBURG. May 8. Ine dung's
of an early conflict between the government
and Parliament has been greatly Increased
by what baa happened within the last
twenty-four houri. The good Impression
produced by the offlclal Intimation of the
new premier that the emperor and the gov
ernment were sincerely desirous of working
In harmony with I"arllnment, which was ac
cepted In good faith by the leaders of the
constitutional democrats, enabling them to
counsel moderation, has largely been dissi
pated and in its place the old feeling of
mistrust has been revived. The liberals are
utterly dumbfounded, in view of the semi
official assurances on the subject by the un
expected promulgation late last night of the
obnoxious fundamental law in a slightly
modified form. At one stroke it put an end
to tho claim which the new cabinet tried to
foster, namely, that the downfall of the
WUte cabinet war due to imperial disap
proval of the original draft of tho law. An
article In the law not mentioned in last
night's dispatches exempting crown lands
from taxation and expropriation, and an
other reserving the power of amnesty for
political prisoners to the emperor, run
counter to the already expressed will of the
nm tnr4t -7 mnA arn Hniinrl In ilmftllr a clash
Tha only commendable new feature of the
fundamental law is a provision to the effect
that Ijnpertal orders must be countersigned
by the president of the council of ministers
or the member of the cabinet whose depart
ment Is affected. But so long as the cabinet
is not responsible to Parliament it Is easy
for the emperor to dismiss an unwilling
minister and replace him by one who will
do his bidding.- v . .
Police IliMr Meet lag.
The Indignation aroused by the em
peror's attempt to build an artificial dyke
nrnuud the prerogatives of the crown has
been Intensified by the astounding action
of the police last night In dispersing a
meeMng of some members of tho lower
bouse uf Parliament and of the upper
house, or new council of the empire, at the
hall of the Economical society. Without
any warning, the building was surrounded
by the Ismallovsky guard regiment, and a
detachment of caralry and a hundred po
licemen marched Into the hnll, where
Heydon, a marshal of the nobility, and a
member of Parliament for St. Petersburg,
was presiding, and ordered the meeting
to disperse under instructions from the
chief of police. In spite of vigorous pro
' tests that the meeting was entirely legal
tinder the regulations governing the society
the police caption, who was in charge of
tha police and troops, was inexorable, and
tha members of Parliament were compelled
to yield to force and left the hall after
drawing up a formal protest which was
signed by twenty-eight membti .
Democrats Farloaa.
M. Rodltcheff, a member of Parliament
for 8t. Petersburg, hurried after midnight
to tha hall where the constitutional
democrats were holding their convention
and announced to the members there as
sembled the actlou taken by the police.
An indescribable scene of fur' followed.
after which Rodltcheff, iu an impressive 1
vpench, was cheered to the echo, declared !
that tne government s appeal for con
fidence had again been false and the people
must rely upon themselves. It was de
cided that one of the first things after the
assembling of Parliament shall be a de
mand for the dismissal of the chief of po
lice. .
Aroused by the outcry caused by the
closure of the meeting,, the police tonight
published an explanation of their action.
Justifying It under the strict letter of the
law which permits of the presence of only
members at meetings of societies. The
presence of memliers of the parliament and
other outsiders, the explanation says, nmde
the meeting illegal. The explanation
not allayed the publio Irritation, as the
law In this respect has not been enforced
Workmen Ordered to Leste.
As if these incidents were not sufficient
tu excite the members of Parliament V.ui
local authorities, with a fatuous genius
fur blundering, inflamed the working
tjasscs yesterday. Without warning, they
ordered many uf the leaders of the work
men to leave tho city. They were not
oven given time to remove tlu-lr fainiUc.
The matter was brought to the attention
of a meeting of 121 peasant workmen
members of Parllmunt, who denounced It
m an attempt 011 the part of the govern
ment to bring about a strike on tha evo
..f the assembling of Parliament, fur the
purpose of provoking a struggle and under
cvir of the disorder to dissolve I'arlU- !
rnent. Nevertheless, the meeting appealed I
to workmen at this critical juncture U !
do nothing rash and to trust In parti. i
mcnt to right for liberty against repiei.
Thin meeting aUo appointed a "scandal
. i minltiee" to collect evidence of vloli
Uons of the rights of members of Parlia
ment, two of whom, on a priest, have
been scjir.-liej since the arrival In St.
petersbuis. uuU also to Investigate tha
rcnaplracv U- ;iart of the authorities
to induct ' ' '! h' Parllsment to lodge
M. ltthiitt j : - ... . .1 u-oluiloii. to
substance as follows:
On tha ova of tha mest.Bg of tha Pari la.
gCwetfnuoa ca Second PagaJ
nt Con
tribution f TriM Fund to
( ii in pa lun'a I nf.
NEW York. May V Argument was b
gun today upon tic George Perkins case tn
the appellate division of the supreme court.
Mi. Perkins wu formerly vice president
of i ho New York Life Insutunce company-
'".unht before the court in March
m rhri- brought to ,n, question
i whether the making of political ronlrltiu-
irons from insurance company fund eonstl-
tulfd a crime.
The case now comes befnie the appellate
division on a pice from a ruling l)V Justice
OieenbHiiut Hint such contributions con
stitute larceny.
Mr. Perkins w:i rPrPH''''",' today by
former Judge W illiam X. Cohen and How
ard H. Onus. In opposition to the appeal
appeared District Attorney Jerome and
Hnmucl l nnrmri'.
Judge Cohen In opening his argument con
tended that there is not sufficient legal
! vidence to Justify the magistrate In
Miming Jurisdiction In this case and th
property taken was contributed for the
lieneflt of Ita true owner. Judge Cohen.
1 then presented a series of arguments along
I the same lino which counsel for Mr. Pcr
j kin followed when the cne was argued be
J fore Justice Grccnhaum.
District Attorney Jerome made an argu
ment in 'support of Justice Greenbaum's
decision. Mr. Jerome said that he would
concede that to prove crime, felonious In
tent must be shown, but. he declared, the
expression "felnn'ous intent" I one of
most clastic meaning. II" added: "As show-
! Itig the criminal Intent, a great deal of dls-
...... : . . . . ...cUn. it tli. '.rturt t tnntntatn
1 v ... ....
hut It Is sufficient to prove that there was
jioral evil to prove that there was reiotu-
Intent. I maintain that the relator did
was malum In e. and that he has
V.V rrnughly shown to be competent to
k' t meaning."
! ilier arguments against Mr: Perkins'
appeal were nmde by Mr. 1'ntermyer. who
said that -Mr. Perkins, being vice presi
dent of the company and chairman of the
llnance committee, was Just as responsible
lor tho disbursement of money as the presi
dent himself.
The court reserved decision.
Police Think that II. H. Roger's Ton
ndenlial Agent May Have Com
mitted "olclde.
NEW YORK, May S. Police officials who
have been investigating the mysterious
death of Charles L. Spier, conldentlal
agent of H. H. Rogers, who was found dead
In his home In Staten Island yesterday,
reported today that the evidence indicated
that Bpler had committed suicide. Mrs.
Spier bad Informed the police that Bpler
had left his bed chamber to go to the din
ing room in search of a burglar and that
she afterward heard shots. Kxcept that
the furnishings of the dining room, in
which the body was found, were disar
ranged, the police say that there was noth
ing about tho house to indicate the pres
ence of a burglar. One door was found
unlocked, but without signs of having been
forced, and an active bulldog, which ac
companied Mr. Spier to the dining room,
took no part' lie the reported, duel with a
burglar, if there Waa one.-
On tha other hand, the polloe ha va ascer
tained that one month before his death
Mr. Spier had Insured his life for TT5.000
and had been obliged to discount a note
for I1.J67 to pay the premium on one of
the policies when It became payable last
Saturday. Tha policies were payable ra
gardleBB of the cause of death and the
beneficiary had been changed from Mrs.
Spier to a trustee of his eatate.
The police have discovered also that a
Judgment in bankruptcy for 150,870 had been
outstanding against Mr. Spier and others
since February last. These judgments were
entered after the Yet man Transmitting
Typewriter company, of which Mr. Spier
was president, went Into bankruptcy.
Lr. H. W. Patterson, Mr. Spier's family
physician, who was one of the first to reach
tho Spier residence after the shooting, said
today that he does not believe Mr. Spier
committed suicide, but. thinks he was killed
in a fight with a burglar.
Coroner Mathew t'ahlll said today that he
is positive that the wound whloh caused
Mr. Spier's death could not have been In-
nu ieti oy nmiKeii ana mat sir. spier waa
undoubtedly murdered.
Peculiar Legal Tangle Urtwi Out of
Liquor Knfurrmmt at
Kansas t'lt, Kan.
KANSAS CITY, May ..-William W. Rose,
domocrul, who resigned the office of mayor
of Kansas City, Kan., recently, pending
state ouster proceedings against him for
imneuforcement of certain laws and who
was later ousted by the supreme court,
which disregarded Ills resignation, was re
elected mayor by l.iitio plurality over K. E.
Vanard, republican, and David Harris, so
siallst, at a special election today.
The Issue of the election was th enforce
ment of the prohibition and autl-gambling
laws. Rose was supported by the element
which believes that the best Interests of the
city dt-mund the Hocusing of joints and
gambling balls, as they maintain thut a
strict enforcement of the law against such
places deprives the city of its necessary
revenue. K. K. Venard, who has been act
ing mayor since Rose resigned, was sup
ported by the temperance people. The so
cialist vote was light- Many women voted
and most of them supported Venard.
The question of Rose's right to hold the
ofllce of mayor will now h tested. The
supreme court held that Us action In oust
ing Rose rendered him ineligible to be a
candidate for office again ut this time,
Rose contends that, as he had nslgned
before the supreme court acted in his case,
the ouster pnaeedings against him were
Earthquake Will Torn Large 4ioan
tltirs of Timber from 4'na.
tomary Coarse.
ST. l.ol'IS. May . According to a re
port hy Hrcvetury Smith at today's session
of the fourth annual convention of the
National Lumber Manufacturers' associa
tion the destruction of Sah Francisco will
cause a shake up In the lumber trade. The
report In part follows:
"Had this report been written a month
ago It would have been possible to say that
trade was moving along In well established
channels In practically nil localities, but
the recent appalling disaster in California
Iihs In might snout abnormal conditions on
the coast, which will turn large quantities
of lumber from Its customary course and
cause a readjustment which will have an
e fleet on tha entire territory west of tha
MiasUaippt rier."
Anthracite Men Will Beinme Work at
Nearly All Mine Tomorrow.
Few of the Itadlrala tltrmpt to
I'rolnna pension, bnt Their
Xneeehes Are Received
In Mlenre.
8CRANTON, Pn.. May S.-Wt.rk will be .
commenced by the mine workers through
out the anthracite field Thntsday morning. I
The realr men -ind any other necessary J
to prepare the collieries for general ope- .
ration will report for work tomorrow ;
morning. This was decided upon at the
closing session nf the convention held
this afternoon. At the morning sessi.m
the agreement entered Into on Monday be
tween the operators and the scale com
mittee was formally ratified.
A few of the radicals once more took
the floor, when motion to ratffy the Mon
day agreement was madn and once more
tnged the suspension to be turned Into a
strike, but they were hopelessly in the
minority and their remarks were listened
to In silence. The convention adopted reso
lutions condemning the state constabulary
and providing for the mine workers as an
organization taking an active part In poli
tics In the nomination and support nf legis
lative candidates.
Ovation for Mitchell.
President Mitchell was not present during
the earlier proceedings of the convention.
When he entered the hnll he was vocifer
ously applauded and waa called upon for a
speech. He said:
This will probably be the last lime that
1 shall address you, and it might be well
for me to say one or two things. Home are
Inclined to believe that because we have
not secured an advance in wapes or any
Improvement tn the conditions of employ
ment that we have not accomplished any
thing. I want to say that I believe you
have taken th? most advanced step in the
history of this movement.
You have secured what you have never
before secui-ed a. signed agreement with
the operators. It is an agrement which
Is not entered Into with the I'nlted Mine
Workers, but with the officer of that
organization, but they have signed an agree
ment with your national president and with
your district officers.
I am convinced that if the t'nlted Mine
Workers maintain the strength and solidity
of their organization that three years
hence the railroad presidents will ask you
to make an agreement with them, rather
than that you should be forced to ask them
to make an agreement with you.
Ijst summer 1 made a tour through this
region. I urged the mine workers to come
hack Into the organization. At that time
there were only 34.000 member. At the
close of that tour there were 80,000 mem
bers In the organization. Had that tour
not been made there would have been a
reduction In wages, according to reliable
Information that have In my possession.
My Information la that the railroads were
ready to Increase the working day from
nine to ten hours, to require the engineers
to work seven days in the week and to
require the firemen to work twelve hours,
Instead or eight. If this 1 true, then we
have won a victory,
Plea for Loyalty.
Mr. Mitchell concluded with a plea for
loyalty to the union.
There was a tremendous outburst of ap
plause when Mr. Mitchell sat down. The
convention adjourned sine die Immediately
after, . " .
Mr. Mitchell will leave tomorrow after
noon for Indianapolis. .
Mitchell Rejects Arbitration Offer.
CHICAGO, May 8. The "peace" conven
tion of the bituminous coal operators will
open here tomororw morning In the knowl
edge that negotiations with the United
Mine Workers looking toward a settlement
of the strike are at an end. A telegram
waa received from President John Mitchell
today rejecting the last arbitration pro
posal of the mine owners.
The operators In their proposal offered to
arbitrate not only the miners' demand for
Increased wages, but also the "open shop,"
the system of collection of duels by employ
ers and the Axing of differentials between
pick and machine mining.
Plans are being made by the operators
to sertd a delegation to Washington to ask
President Roosevelt to take Immediate
action to end the strike In the bituminous
fields. According to present plans fifty
or more coal operators, representing the
bituminous district of Missouri. Kansas,
Arkansas, Indian Territory, Illinois, In
diana and Ohio, will call on the president.
Organisation Xorr instead Into Errrr
Ntate and een Province.
of 4'nnadu.
WASHINGTON, May S. - Bernard N.
Baker of Baltimore. Mil., presided over and
was made eriiiaiieni chairman of the ex
ecutlve committee of the Mutual Life In
surance Policyholders' association which
met hern today. Sixteen committeemen
from states and territories and foreign
I countries were represented by proxies. It
was decided to Incorporate the association
under the laws of the District of Colum-
bia. The report of Secretary Russell W.
Fish showed that the membership of the. I
association extends to every state and ter
ritory In' the union, to seven Canadian
provinces and to several foreign countries.
A telegram from Judge Leo Rassieur,
chairman uf the St. Louis branch of the
association, said an "active movement is
now organizing throughout Missouri."
The reports froiu the different statea In
dicated active interest in the movement
by policyholders. All the large Insurance
companies were severely criticised at to
day's meeting for their opposition to the
laws recently passed by the New York legls.
latum to carry out the recommendations
of the Armstrong committee.
Plana for taking the most active steps
i PObsible to extend the work of the asso-
elation tnrougn state organizations were
agreed upon.
One of Them Recaptured, but the
Other r'oar Still at
CHKYKNNE, Wyo., May I. (Special Tel
egram.) A telephone message from Basin,
Wyo.. states Ave prisoners awaiting trans
portation to the penitentiary to serve sen
tences ranging from three to five years for
highway robbery and horse stealing es
caped from the county Jail there today by
picking a lock and jumping from a window.
Bob Tiacy, sentenced to five years for
highway robbery, was captured at a sheep
camp nearby. The other four are still at
Telegraphers' In Ion, Grorrlaa.
CINCINNATI. Mav . Appointment of
committees and committee reports occupied
the attention of the Commercial Telegra
phers' I'nlon of America at the morning
session todsy. Report, of the officers show
sn Increase In membership throughout the
T'nlted ritates and Canada, aa wsll as a
growtli In tha njmbar d laav
A conference will bo held ut
Washington hall, Eighteenth auil
Harney treets, Wednesday even
ing at 8 o'clock to discus wa'
and means of tnt promoting tho
candidacy of Kdward Uosowater
for I'nlted States; senator from
All citizens of Douglx counly
willing to join in Burn a movement
are cordlnlly Invited to attend.
If you are ready to help keen
the aenatorshlp In Douglas county
do not wait for a special invita
tion., .
Hon. Howard If. Baldrige will
!on of Knmoon statesman Is for Sec
ond Time Defendant In nch
an Art Ion.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WAPHINOTON. May H (Bpeclal Tele
gram.) Mrs. James O. Blaine, formerly
Martha Hlchhorn, daughter of Rear Ad
miral Hlchborn, retired, has informed her
! friends hie that she Is going to Sioux
j Falls, 8. V., to spend the summer. Thero
! appears to be but lltte question why Mrs.
Uliilne chooses Pouih IMkuta as a resort
In place of Atlantic City, where she has in j
former years spent a considerable portion
of each summer. The ' Inference is, of
course, that she desires to establish a resi
dence In South Dakota and through legal
process be divorced from James O. Rlalne,
second, whom she married In July, 1901,
much against the will of her parents.
Mr. Klalne' married for his first wife
Miss Marie Nevens of Ohio, a woman of
charming mind and character, who bore
him one son, James G. Ulalne, third. Mrs.
Blaine secured a divorce from her husband
and married Dr. Bull of New York, a man
of wealth, with whom lier life has been
psrtlcularly happy.
In this connection It In noted that the
son of this union of James G. Blaine, sec
ondhand Marie Nevens "Was recently given
an appointment as cadet at West Point
military ncsdemy.
Congressman McCarthy has accepted an
Invitation extended to him by the Knights
of Columbus to address them tonight In
Alexandria, Va.
Senator Burkett today Introduced a bill
to Increase the pension of George W. Pat
ton of Brownsville to $30.
Representative Pollard ha secured pen
sions for the following residents of Lin
coln: John C. Bosworth, 10, from Novem
ber, 1!6: John C. Horsh, Increase to $8.
Joseph Gay of Wymore has had his pen
sion Increased to 112 through the efforts of
Congressman Hlnshaw.
John O. Gross has-been appointed post
mastor at Hlllsvlew. McPherson county,
S. D.. vice W. J. Oledt, resigned.
Rural routes 1 snd 2 have been ordered
established July I at Hecla, Brown county,
S. D.. serving 756 people and 151 bouses.
Rural carriers appointed: Iowa Ptorm
Lake, route 6; Robert H. toon, eaxrler;
William Redden, subrfil 1 m: . SouUv-Paiota
Aleester, -route Jfl Goorge Pinch, carrier;
Annie Finch, substitute.
The First National bank of 'Flockton. la
has been authorized to begin business with
125,000 capital. W. N. Wright Is president,
IT. S. Wright vice prfiddent and I. V.
Wright cashier.
Labor Oraanlsatlons liar Korm Cor
poration to Give Life Protec
tion to Members.
CINCINNATI, May 8. That a movement
Is under way for the organization of a life
Insurance company for the benefit of union
labor developed during the discussion of
the subject of Insurance In the convention
of the Commercial Telegrapher's Cnlon of
America here today. The matter Is still
under investigation and it has been left
to the telegraphers to look into the matter
thoroughly and later report to President
Gompera of the American Federation of
. It waa asserted during the discussion that
the old companies were fast losing the con
fidence of the public, the revelations of
recent Investigations having turned away
many who had been firm supporters of the
old companies. It was announced that all
the members of the labor unions In Amer
ica would soon be asked to withdraw from
the old companies and to give their money
anil support exclusively to amalgamate all
I the lahor iiiMuianoe moneys Into one huge
fund, securing protection for all. The sub
ject has already been presented to a num
ber of other labor organizations and fa
vorably considered by them.
A proposition fur the establishment of a
home for Incapacitated members of the
craft was also considered today, but no
' action was taken,
Ul-Klve St. Loals Traffic and
Official. Mamanoned to Ulve
Testimony Thnrsdn.
ST. LOL'IS. May waa made known
today that traffic officials of St. Loula
railroads and oltiiials and employes of the
Standard OH company and the Waters
Pierce Oil company have been subpoenaed
to testify before the Interstate Commerce
commission In Chicago 011 Thursday next
regarding special rates and rebates alleged
to have been enjoyed by the Standard OH
and its subsidiary companies throughout
the west und southwest.
In all. sixty-five St. Louisans are wauled
to testify at the heating. Among these are
officials and rlerl.s of the Frlaco, the Bur
lington, the Missouri Pacific, the Wabash
und the Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis rail
loads. Subpoenas have been served 011 Presi
dent A. J. Davidson of the 'Frisco, Vice
President C. F. Clarke of the Misourl Pa
cific and Charles A. How, purchasing agent
of the Wabash.
Many witnesses de.ired. It is said, partic
ularly umong the former employes of the
oil companies, hae not been found, be
cause they have gone Into other line of
Great Loss af Life and Property, hot
All Foreigners Are
WASHINGTON. May a. The State de
partment today receixed the following
cablegram from the consul at Hankau.
China :
Immense flood In Huimu province. Great
lo.s uf Ufa and prevail y. Ail Ioia.(iieia
Unworthy Rapidly Being Eliminated from
fan Francisco Belief Lists.
ternor Pardee Annoanees that He
1 Will Give rltr Hays' ntlce of
Dltrnntlnns.rr of Least
SAX FRANCISCO. May t.-W ith the de
creasing severity of regulations surrounding
the "bread line" llrneial Greely has hopes
of soon eliminating from the relief lists
a large percentage of the people who are
now receiving free food supplies. It la be
coming more difllctilt ery day for able
bodied men to secure their army ration.
When a healthy appearing man presents
himself for food he Is frequently con
fronted by an offer of employment and If
he refuses to engage In the proffered
work he Is denied relief.
All the women must prove beyond a doubt
that they are In need of assistance. Tickets
good for only a ftw days' food are lur
nlshed them snd at the expiration of
the privilege they mutt again demonstrate
their destitution before aid Is given them.
Already there is a big decrease in the
dully output of supplies and the officials
expect that by June 1 their labors In this
direction will be practically ended. It Is
anticipated thut when tho savings banks
are opened for payments to small deposit
ors there will be a further lessening or the
number of men and women who are now
forced to usk for their sustenance from the
Holidays to Contlnne.
Governor Pardee was present today for
the first time at the meeting of the recon
struction committee and questioned as to
his Intention concerning the continuance
of legal holidays. In order to avoid official
complications and to prevent individual
distress the -governor ever since April 18
has been dally declaring each succeeding
dny a legal holiday, thus preventing the
foreclosure of mortgages and postponing
the payments of other obligations that
might otherwise fall due. The banks of
the Interior were fearful that a sudden
cessation of his proclamation might cause
a panic and It was on their behalf that
Mr. Pardee was asked for Information. The
governor declared that he would give
five days' notice before the close of the
holiday period.
The aale of liquor tn neighboring counties
is causing the San Francisco police much
trouble. Since the saloons have been closed
here drinking places have been established
Just across the county line In Ban Mateo
and the saloons of Oakland across tha bay
have recently been allowed to resmue bust
ness. The result has been that thousands of
Idle men are visiting the resorts and return.
Ing here much the worse for liquor. Chief
of Police Dlnan today Issued an order that
all persons coming from outside points un
der the influence of liquor be turned back
on a return journey and he detailed fifty
men to enforce his ruling.
Among the recent shipments nf freight
received was a. quantity of corrugated sheet
Iron and many temporary structures for
business purposes are being built of thia
materlM. TfcAs'-aHrMlion td tho -available
building auppty has broadened the field of
the contractors and In many blocks of the
burned district dozens of small structures
will this week contain the fresh stocks of
Contribution from Abroad.
Mayor Schinta e'leited applause by readlhg
the following telegram at a meeting of tho
re-construotlon committee today:
TORONTO. Can.. May 9. 19ot!. The Cann
dlan Parliament voted $100,000 for the relief
of San Francisco, which was declined by
f resident Koosevelt. it Is still awaiting ac
ceptance. Will you take It if offered di
rect : Please rush answer.
(Signed.) "Toronto Dally Star."
Mr. Phelan was asked to answer the mes
suge at once in the affirmative.
Reporting for the finance committee, Mr.
Phelan announced the outside subscription
for May 5, amounted to J1H5.190 and $10,500
from IocmI sources. This sum added to the
total previously reported and $410,000 un
confirmed makes a grand total of $4,992,000.
There Is now at his command In the mint
tn.24ii.4fl, or a total of Z2.313.fiM) available
Paris la sending Its contributions to San
Francisco -direct. The following message
was received this afternoon:
American chamber of commerce In Paris
has opened subscription amounting so far
to 120.1111U irancs, 01 wmcn .D.mio francs has
already been forwarded by mail to Mayor
Llet Observatory glioma that Tremb
lor Worked After Destruction.
SAN JOSH. Cal., May . According to
advices received from the Lick observatory
there have been twenty-four earthquake
shocks recorded on the seismograph at that
Institution since the morning of April 18.
Most of these treinblors have been exceed
ingly light and have made hut a slight
mark on the plate.
During the tint half hour after the big
shake there were eight distinct shocks re
corded. On the next day there was a slight
tremor some time between 10 and 11 o'clock.
No more were recorded until April 25,
when one was felt at 3:18. On April 26 at
10:34 o'clock one was recorded and another
April 28 at 4:09. One on May 2 at 4:51. ona
011 May 4 at 5:23. May 5 at 10:30 and ona
May 6 at 3:11. The big one was recorded at
twelve minutes snd twelve seconds after 5
Banks Kind Securities Intact In Safes
Which Passed Through Klre.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 8.-Bafety deposit
boxes lu several big institutions that pro
vide these fireproof receptacles for the
public were- made accessible yesterday.
The vaults opened were those of the I'nlon
Trust, Crocker Woolworlh, Canadian Bunk
of Commerce and Mercantile Trust Insti
tutions. 6leel and asbestos had performed
their trust well. All tha contents of the
steel boxes were found Intact. Nothing
was harmed.
Message Hcrommends pproprlat ioa
of Half Million to Buy Food.
WASHINGTON, May 8.-Thc president
today transmitted to congress a letter from
Secretary Taft recommending the appro
priation of an additional $5u",W) to meet
conditions at San Francisco. The presi
dent's letter of transmittal to the senate
and house follows:
I herewith transmit a letter from the
secretary of war In respect to the situation
as to the army supplies at San Pranclscu,
i'liis letter contains appendices showing the
siifplis which huvc been transinlttxl to
San Francisco and their cost and seta
forth the necessity fcr an additional sp
piopiiu'ion of $.VI.(IU, which 1 recommend
be made at once.
Secretary Taft'e letter shows that of the
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Judge Mnnuer Is.nes t'errniptoo
Order Agnlnat even Cattle
Seven decrees were issued by Judge
Munger Tuesday evening against, cattle
men, directing them to remove the unlaw
ful fences surrounding their respective en
closures and In the event of their failing
to do so within five day from the date of
the decree the Vnlted States marshal for
the district of Nebraska I directed to
destroy tha fence, and the costs for such
destruction shall he paid by the offending
The decrees are peremptory. Two of the
decree are ordered through the I'nlted
States district court, and the other five
through tho United Stales circuit court.
The two decrees In the district court are
directed against Charles Guthrie and Krm at
Guthrie for maintaining unlawful fence en
closures around large tracts of public lands
In Custer county, and against Robert
Glllasple, Jacob W. Stetter and others for
maintaining Illegal enclosures of public
land In Cherry county.
The five decroea In the circuit court are
against the Federal Cattle company,
Chester J. Andrews, Bernard J. Huffaker,
O'Connor Cattle company, Cornelius J.
O'Connor. Jr., Daniel Adamson, Horace O.
Walllngtord, Knos R. Barnes, Daw.
son. Woodruff Ball and Dawson A Ball, co
partners; George Hlne and Gustave Gund
ersnn for maintaining Illegal enclosures of
public lands In Thomas county.
George G. Ware. Henry Hoffgard, the
t. B. I. Land and Cattle company, Reuben
W. Mahaffey, Robert II. Schlmmln, How
ard L. Dawson. George W. Pawson, Albert
L. Dawson. tvTlllam V. Black. Frederick J.
Black, Thomas B. Hoard and Black
Brothers & Hoard, for maintaining Illegal
enclosures of public lands In Thomas
William K. Black, and others, and H. S.
McMillan, Joseph Demll and S. M. Cooper,
for maintaining Illegal enclosures of public
lands In Blaine county.
William K. Black and John Conway, for
maintaining Illegal enclosures of public
lands In Thomas county, beyond the limits
of the Dismal River Forest reserve.
The decrees further direct that the de
fendants, each and all of them, are per
petually enjoined from fencing, building
fences upon, enclosing or maintaining any
enclosure, pose easing or claiming to possess
or asserting title, dominion or control over
any public landa In tha district of Ne
braska to which they have no claim or
color of title, also that they abstain from
obstructing tha public highways by such
illegal fences.
talon Paelfle Magnate Crosses Con
tinent In evenr-One Hoars and
Twenty-Seven Minutes,
NKW YORK, May 8. E. H. Hatrrlman ar
rived here tonight at 10 o'clock on the Em
pire State express on the New York Central
& Hudson River railroad, having made tha
Journey from San Francisco In the record
time of seventy-one hours and twenty
seven minutes.
CLEVELAND, May .-A special train
carrying E. H. Harrlman across the con
tlnent from San Francisco to New Y,ork,
arrived here over the Lake Shore road
this morning at 7:35. after a very fast
run from Chicago. The train waa sched
uled to make the trip across the continent
in seventy-one hours and twenty-seven
minutes. It left Oakland at 5:30 p. m
Saturday, arriving In Chicago at 2:20 p. m.
this morning, over one hour ahead of
schedule. On the Union Pacific the high
est spurt of sped was eighty miles an hour.
At 1:23 the special left Chicago over the
Lake Shore. The run to Cleveland waa
made In six hours, twelve minutes. Be
tween Toledo and Cleveland fifteen minutes
were made up. the train coming over tha
division, a distance of 108 miles, in ona
hour and fifty-five minutes.
The Lake Shore officials say no attempt
is being made to lower the record, al
though the train Is running faster than the
Lake Shore Twentieth Century limited.
During the brief stop here Mr. Harrl
man said: "Sun Francisco will reach 1
point far beyond that which It occupied
before the earthquake and fire. It will be
rebuilt at once."
Bl'FFAI3, N. Y . May H-The Harrlman
party arrived here on the special train a
11:55 a. m. and left for New York on the
Empire State Express at 1 p. in.
Dennir Sheriffs Flrei on Smelter
Strikers and One Man
la Killed.
PUEBLO. Colo., May 8. Deputy sheriffs
today fired Into a crowd of riotous strikers
at the Pueblo smelter. Mike Merino, an
Italian, was killed and two other strikers
were seriously wounded. Two deputies were
previously badly beaten in an effort to dis
arm the strikers. The deputies are still on
guard at tha smelter, hut no further trou
ble Is expected.
The trouble arose over the Inauguration
of an eight-hour day. The men demanded
the same pay for eight hours aa formerly
was paid for ten hours. One hundred strik-
ers gathered at the plunt and endeavored to
keep the strike breakers from entering.
Several fights were In progress when the
sheriff and his deputies arrived. There were
many women In the crowd and when the
sheriff ordered It to disperse the women at
tacked them and someone fired a shot. Im
mediately the deputies fired a volley, killing
one man and wounding two others. The
strikers at once scattered.
State Official Says that Standard Oil
Coiuaaar Offlrlala Will Be
COLUM tlUS. O., May Assistant Attor
ney General Miller today said that criminal
proceedings will he brought against the
officials of the Standard OH company in
Ohio. Blowers lu t oalereitce.
PITTSBL'Rtj. May The annual wage
conference hat ween the repi ewnlallves of
the Glass Blov.' association and the na
tional Asoclsif Glass. Bottle and V(al
Manufacture' an Id this city this fcfter.
Senator Oulloro Present! Amendment
Afwed Upon in Conference.
Senate Will Probably Betfn Considering;
Them This Afternoon.
Orders Can Be Suipendud bj Two Jndiret of
Circuit Court After Hearinir,
Anneal to Lie to Supreme Conrt and,
f uses Shall llava Precedence Orer
Causes of All Other Classes
Except Criminal.
WASHINGTON, May Senator Cullottl
today presented tho Allison amendments
to the railroad rate bill. They will ba
printed and lie over until they are reached
n their regular order.
The reading of the Aillsou amendments.
on which senate leaders are agreed, was
listened to with greet Interest and at. Its
conclusion the amendments Were hurried to
the printing office with Instructions to have
them printed and returned to the senate,
The language, after striking nut the words
fairly remunerative," in section 4 of the
bill provides for the insertion after the
word "prescrllted" tha following:
All orders of the commission, except
orders for the payment of money, shall
take effect within such reasonable time and
shall continue In force, for such period of
time, not exceeding two years, as shall be
prescribed In the order of the commission."
In the same section the provision specify
ing when orders of the commission shall
tako effect Is stricken out. x
Then comes In the original Allison amend
ment providing for the bringing of suits
against the commission and after the word
office" is to be inserted: tha following:
"And If, the order or requirement has
been made against two or more carriers
then In the district, where any one of
said carriers had Its principal operating
office, and If the carrier has Ita principal
operating office In the District of Columbia.
then the venue ahall be tn the district
where said carrier has Its principal office
and Jurisdiction to hear and determine
such suits Is hereby vested In such courts."
Limit to Injunctions.
In the same section, after the word1
stilts" 1a to be Inserted "Including the
hearing on an application for a preliminary
After the word "causes" Is to be added
"provided that no Injunction, interlocutory
order or decree, suspending or restraining
tha enforcement of an order of the Com
mission shall fee granted except on heating,
after not less than five days' notice to the
commission. An appeal may be taken from
any Interlocutory order or decree granting
or continuing an Injunction In any suit.
but ahall Jlo only to tha supremo court ot
the United States.' ' Provided further, that
the appeal must be taken within thirty
days of the entry of such order or de
cree, and shall take precedence in the
appellate court over all other causes ex
cept causes of like character and criminal
Tbe amendment further provides for strik
ing out the lust sentence of section 6, which
reads aa follows:
"Whenever an order of the commission.
made in pursuance of section 15 as amended.
other than an order for the payment of
money, shall have been complied with for
the period of three years, such order shall
not thereafter be In forco as against the
carrier so complying therewith."
Proceedings of the Conferenue.
Conferences In the senate yesterday which
resulted In po'Ulve agreements on six
propositions to be Incorporated In the Al
lison amendment to the railroad bill were
ratified today by additonal conferences of
senate leaders representing all republican
factions. That there could be no further
misunderstanding this data for tha basis
of the agreement waa prepared and ax
changed :
The Allison amendment is to comprise
six propositions.
First Tht words, "fairly remunerative,"
in section of the bill, to be stricken out.
Second The words, "In Its Judgment," in
the same section, are tc be retained.
Third Jurisdiction is vested In tha
United States circuit court to hear and
determine suits against the commission
Fourth No preliminary Injunction or In
terlocutory order la to be granted Without
a hearing and notices.
Fifth The application for preliminary In
junction or interlocutory decree la to b
heard by threo Judges.
Sixth A direct appeal from the Inter
locutory order or decree to lie only to tha
supreme court of tha United States.
What Provisions Mean.
Under the first and second clauses of the
agreement the rate making section of th
bill will authorize tha interstate commence
commission when after full hearing it
ahall ba of tha opinion that ratea are un
just or unreasonable, or unjustly discrimi
natory or unduly preferential or prejudicial.
"To determine and prescribe what will, tu
its judgment be the Just and reasonable
rate or rates charge or charges, to be
thereafter observed in such caaea aa the
maximum to be charged."
The third clause la tha original Allison
compromise amendment and simply con
fers jurisdiction on tha circuit courts tu
hear and determine suits' against tha com
mission. The fourth, fifth and sixth clauses
place certain restrictions upon tha grunting
of injunctions and provide for the appeal
from such orders direct to the supreme
Allison with Dolliver.
Notice was served by Senator Allison on
the conservative, forces, headed by Senators
Aldrich, Spooner, Crane, Lodge, Knox,,
Fo raker and others, that he would not
offer any amendment that was not satis
factory to his colleague. Senator Dolllvei.
and to Senators Cullom and Clapp, who
fought against amendments to the house
bill when It was pending before the Com
mittee cm interstate commerce. The atund
taken by the senior Iowa senator upset
the former alleged agreement. He mad
no secr.l of his belief that advantaga bad
been taken of his Illness to attempt to
force tnrough an amendment which was
offered solely us a basis for compromise
and not as 'ull agreement of tha con
troverted quest ions. When It waa made
clear that Serator Allison did not believe
the amendment given his name would
reach all of the question, negotiations
were reopened, and the final agreement on
all of the points Involved was reached at
the enfert ncc list nluht. vhlHi at-,
tended by rleuato:. Aldr; I:, Carter, Knox,
Cullom. Fulton. H. pktn snd Spooner.
The questions which needed final sdju.i
menl at the conference wara thosa retar
ding to action or itfe tnll MXalnJiiej tLs