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The Omaha Daily Bee
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MOKXIXO. MAY 10, 1D00-TEX VAGES.
SINGLE COrY TTTKEE CENTS.
AFTER DRUG COMBINE
Federal Govsrnment Takes Action Aeainst
Association of Medicine Dealers.
suit is filed in Indianapolis
Injunction Asked Against Makers, Whole
salers and Retailers.
CONSPIRACY TO FIX PRICES ALLEGED
Unlawful AtrrfwroonU to Restrict Trade
Are Also Charged.
BOYCOTT SAID TO BE THE WEAPON
Retailers H hn ! Sot Charge Prices
Filed by Wholesalers or Mann- ,
factnrers Are 1 aahle to
WASHINGTON. May . The attorney
general today made publto the following
"fh government has today filed In tit
circuit court of the United Statea for ths
district of Indiana application for an In
junction against certain associations, cor
porations and indivlauais, comprising
what I commonly known as the "urn,
trust of the United States." The partie.i
defendant specifically named In the bill
have voluntarily combined together
control the prlcea at which proprietary
medletnea and drugs shall be aolo to inn
conaumer through tha retail druggists In
violation of tha Sherman anti-trust law.
The parties to the combination Include
the Proprietary Association of America;
tha National Wholeialt Druggists' asso
clatlon and tha National Association of
Alleiratlona of Attorney.
Continuing, tha statement says:
The Proprietary Association of America
la an incorporated association of SO per cent
of all the manufacturers and proprietaries
of patent medicines, drugs una proprietary
article in the United States.
The National Wholesale Druggists' asso
ciation la alao an Incorporated association,
composed of nearly all the wholesale drug
Riata In the United States. These whole
aale druggists act aa the distributing agents
fir the manufacturers and proprietors of
patent medicines, chemicals, drugs and pro
prietary articles, purchasing the same di
rect from the manufacturer and supplying
the aame to the retail druggists in various
parts of the country.
The National Association of Retail Drug
glsta la also an incorporated association,
composed of delegates from affiliated local
associations of retail druggists located In
the various states of the United States, and
it la claimed that tills association, Mirough
Its affiliations, haa a membership of about
20,000, or nearly all the retail druggist in
the United Btatea. who purchase and aell
patent medicines, chemicals, druga and pro
prietary articles to the consumer.
Bach of them three associations have
officers who are charged with the transac
tion of tru business of the respective asso
clationa. Theae officers are made party
defendant to the suit, as well as certain
other individuals, firms and corporations
who are members of the respective asso
ciatlona. Mow "Trust" la Operated.
The bill charges In aubstance that these
associations, thjlr officers, delegates and
members are in a common undertaking,
to wit: Tha business of manufacturing,
buying and selling patent medicines and
drugs and proprietary articles throughout
tha United Flutes. That tiiese assoi la-tlone-ftT1-WHibers'thsrof
Into a conspiracy to arbitrarily fix and
regulate tha price at which auch articles
shall be sold to the consumer, and that
they have established rules and regula
tions to enforce such an unlawful agree
ment by restricting the purchase and
sale of stun commodities 10 those mem
bera of tha several associations wlr aii.i I .. , . . . ....... .
live up to and observe the rules and regu- tlle foreign board, but practically Sir Rob
latlona thus arbitrarily prescrib. u ert Hart has exercised absolute control.
There Is but one ultimate object oi
conspiracy, vlx: To tlx the price which
shall he observed by all retail drugglats
In selling to the consumer the various
commodities manufactured by the several
members of the Proprietary association
A plan by which such object la effected Is
In brief as follows:
No retail druggist can obtain goods from
a wholesale druggist or a manufacturer
of a proprietary medicine unless such re
tail druggist becomes a member of tha
National Association of Retail Druggists,
and In order to become such a member he
must agree to observe the established
plica at which such proprietary medicines
shall be sold to the consumer.
An Injunction la prayed for prohibiting
theae aaaoclations In acting In concert for
the purpose of maintaining prices of tha
Individuals, firms and corporations who
are members of the respective associations
from acting together for the purpose of
maintaining uniform prices to the con
sumers throughout the United Stater.
names of Defendants.
XMDIANAPOLIS. May . Acting under
instructions received from Attorney Gen
eral Moody, Joaeph B. Keallng, United
Statea district attorney, today tiled In
tha district court before Judge A. U.
Anderson, a petition for au Injunction
against several corporations and Individ
uals comprising what Is alleged to be a
The defendants uainej In the cntnplati.t
are as follows:
The National Association of Retail Drug
glsts and ita officers, agents and mem
bets. The National Wholesale Druggists' as
sociation and ita members, agents and
The Tripartite Properties and ita mem
bers, agenta and officers.
The Black 1.1st Manufacturers and Its
agents, officers and members.
The Wholesale Contract Proprietors' as
sociation and fts agenta, members and
officers and the following Indianapolis de
fendants: The Ell I.tly tin., Joseph K. Tome. W.
J. Mnoney, John -V Cary and Frank J9
Secretary Wastes Interviewed.
CHICAGO. May S Thomas V. Wooteu.
secretary of tin- National Association of
Retail Druggists, when Informed of tha
action taken by the attorney general, said:
The action la a surprise to me. We are
not In any trust, nor are we a party to
any agreement tn hold up prices. We do
endeavor to get from Individual proprietors
contrscts by virtue of which price cutting
will be prevented. We do this simply for
the protection if the men who handle the
goods and not mlth any desire or intention
cf putting up prices on the consumer.
Statements by luteal Dealers.
C. F. Weller. president of the Richardson
Drug company of this city and 6t. Louis,
at one time president of the National
Wholesale Druggists' association, said:
"That association waa formed aa a social
erganlaatlon and to promote the business
f the druggtts. Our efforts to this time
have been to protect manufacturers against
I avtng their artlclea killed by underselling
.a the part of department stores and the
like. Proprietary medicines now comprise
i.enrly in per rent of our business, whereas
s'.i -t thirty years ago they did not amount
i,, er cent of the business. So many
pu . i medicines are on the market It
mei :i take a bonk aa large aa Webster's
; inmrv to list them. We are In no wise
a trust, but simply want to protect a man
it his price after he has spent thousands
of dollars In advertising his article.
"The only way the action of tha attorney
feaeral and the revenue department has
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CZAR IS TO APPEAR IN STATE
Kmpernr Mrhnlaa Will Open the ew
Parliament In Person
ST. PETERSBURG. May I The final
preparations f r the great ceremony at the
winter palace rut the occasion of the open
ing of Pa.rltameut tomorrow have been com
pleted. Three Imperial yachts which will
convey their majesties and the members of
the imperial family, the court and the
suites to Bt. Petersburg are lying with
steam up In the river. The route and other
plana for the Journey are guarded with the
greatest secrecy. The Imperial party trav
eledhy train from Tsarkoe. HHo to the pal
ace at Peterhof tonight, where in the morn
ing they will board the yachts and come
up the river, landing at the Imperial dock
In front of the winter palace, thus avoiding
the necessity of passing through the streets
of the capital. Immediately after the cere
mony their majesties will return to Peter,
hof. where they will spend the summer.
Owing to tht lateness of the hour at
which the services will be concluded it haa
been decided not to open the council of
the empire until Friday at 2 o'clock In the
The law providing for the reorganisation
of the council of Ihe empire was published
today. It contains a provision for the ap
pointment ot special commissions having
exclusive Jurisdiction over certain subjects.
As foreshadowed In the imperial manifesto
of March fi, nil an- "satlons of malfeasance
against nihilst-' eroys, governor gen
erals, members "t; "J Council of the Em
pire, the lower . - vf Parliament, and.
In general, all p -i, belonging to the
three highest rank ' he Russian hier
archy are consigned 'ommlselon com
posed solely of ippo. y; "embers.
Accusations, howeve, V first be sub
mitted to the emperor . he approvea
of an Investigation, ref 'y o the com
mission. In case the latti mines that
there Is ground for prosed i trial will
occur before the ruling seu.e.
Provlsiona are also made for special com
missions to decide upon private railroad
concessions and matters relating to the
expropriation of state and crown landa, etc.
The dread that some unfortunate event
might, occur to mar the solemnity of the
great day of Russia's new birth was
largely dissipated tonight when members
of the radical revolutionary part of 8t.
Petersburg Issued an announcement dis
claiming any Intention of attempting Jem
onstratlons tomorrow and calling upon
tbolr fellows to refrain from displaying red
flags or singing the "Marsellalse" and to
avoid all conduct that would tend to bring
about a conflict with the police.
CHINESE TAKE-OVER CUSTOMS
Katlve Officers Succeed . Sir Robert
Hart aa Head of Collection
PKKINO, May 9. An Imperial edict which
may radically affect the status of Sir
Robert Hart, . director general of the Chi
nese customs establishment, was published
today, as follows:
Tleh Liang, president of the board of
revenue, is hereby appointed superintend
ent of customs affairs.
Tong Shao. Junior vloa president of tha
foreign board,-is appointed amoclatnU
ister of customs affairs.
All Chinese nnd foreigners employed in
the various customs are placed under their
J Hoth these offices are new creations in
i the customs service. Hitherto the customs
hnv. hAn nmiilmiliv una- it,u .4I..A.tlnn m
Tha diplomats here are unwilling to com
ment on the edict until Its Intention and
full force are apparent. If It means a
step toward active Chinese management of
the customs the foreign governments are
expected to resist It.
CANADIAN TRAIN IS ROBBED
Imperial Limited Held Is by
"Who Fall to wake
VANCOUVKR, B. C. May t -The Im
perial limited was held up on the main
line of the Canadian Paolflc railway near
Kainloops. 250 miles from here, early today.
The robbers compelled the engineer to un
couple the mail car from the rest of the
train and haul It a mile away, where they
rifled It of the registered letters.
The robbers were under the impression
that the express puckages were In the
mail car, but when they found that the
express was In another car they had not
nerve enough to go back for It and slipped
away Into the hills.
The robbery occurred near a small sta
tion called Ftirrer, between Kamloops and
Ducks. Special officers have been sent up
from Vancouver to pursue the robbers.
The bandits made no attempt to interfere
with the passengers.
MINISTER IS ASSASSINATED
Word Is Received In Washington of
Marder of Official af
WASHINGTON. May f.-Mr. Corea, the
Nlcaraguan minister here, received a cable
gram today atatlng that Adolfo Altamlrano,
the Nlcaraguan minister for foreign affairs,
has been assassinated.
NEBRASKA FEELS A QUAKE
light hork Felt at IVd
vicinity, hat o Damage
CODY, Neb.. May .-8feelaI Telegram. V
A slight shock of earthquake was felt In
this section i.f the state today. No damage
WASHINGTON, May . Todav's atate
ment of the treasury balance in the gen
eral fund, exclusive of the SI 5n,fl00,00i)
gold-Teserve shows; Available cssh bal-ati'-e,
ll5li.H2i.4l J; gold coin and bulllnu
1.17,736.442; gold certificates. $37,i4 565
Movements af Ocean
At New York-Arrived
Vessels May a.
Italia, from Na-
pies: Potsdam, from Rotterdam:
Wllhelm der Gross, from firemen.
Kl ti., .,.....
for Naples; Ryndajn. for
At Havre Arrived
At Genoa Sailed: Republic, for New
York. Arrived: Carpal hla, from New
At I jverponl Sailed: Oceanic, for New
York. Arrived: Roxtnnlan, from Boston.
At Cherbourg-Hailed: Kaiser Wllhelm
II. for New York.
At Boston Arrived: Canadian, from
At London Arrived: Anglian, from Boa
ton. Shi11: Cambrian, for Hoeton.
At Queenstown Arrived : .Kaxonla. from
Roslon. Teutonic, from New Verk. Sailed:
Caroiua. f.r New York.
At Movtlle Arrived: Pretorian. from Bt.
John and Halifax.
At Naples Arrived: Clita Dl Nspoll and
Weimar. From New York.
At Pont a Iel Geda Balled: Canopto. for
At Messiiui Arrived! ntta ril Moa!
froui New Vorlf
COAL SECTION ADOPTED
Penste Acts Favorably on F.lkina' Amend
ment to Rate Eill.
CARRIERS MUST QUIT OTHER BUSINESS
Law Makes It Illegal for Them to
Transport Any Property In Which
' They Have Direct or Indirect
WASHINGTON. May . The senate
spent the greater part of the day In the
consideration of the question of divorcing
the production of coal and other com
modities from their transportation and
clcscd that branch of Its work by adopting
a modified provision formally offered by
Senator Klklns, but originally suggested
by Senator McLaurln.
There was again much sparring over
parliamentary points, but there was at no
time as much confusion as on Tuesdsy,
and when the coal question wss flnsllv
closed the progress was so rapid that
the first section was entirely "disposed of
before the senate adjourned. Other amend
ments were also adopted, but a long and
short haul division suggested by Mr.
LaFollette was voted down by practically
a party vote, and but two republicans
voting against the amendment.
When the senate adjourned there was
a general feeling thst the rapid work
of the latter part of the session presages
the early final disposition of the hill.
None of the Allison compromise amend
ments waa considered today.
Text of Coal Amendment.
The amended Klklns' provision Is In the
language of the original McLaurln sub
stitute and Is as follows:
From and after May 1, 1908, It shall be
unlawful for any common carrier t.i
transport from any state, territory or
district of the United States to any other
state, territory or district of the United
States or to any foreign country any
article of commodity manufactured,
mined, or produced by it, or under ls
authority, or which It may own In wholo
or part, or in which it may nave anv
Interest direct or indirect, except such
articles or commodities as may be neocs
sary or used in the conduct of Its busi
ness aa a common carrier.
The vote on the adoption of this amend
ment was 67 to (1. The negative votei
were cast by Senators Ankeny, Bulkeley,
Clark (Wye). Millard. Pettus and War
ren. Other Amendments Accepted.
After disposing of the question of the
transportation of coal the senate today
proceeded to the consideration of other
atnendmenta to the railroad rate bill, vot
ing some down and accepting others, but
acting on all practically without debate.
Following are the amendments that were
By Mr. Klklns, requiring carriers to put
In switches for shippers on reasonable
By Mr. Bailey, Including sleeping car
companies and express companies In the
By Mr. Warner, providing that It shall
be the duty of carriers engaged in Inter
state commerce to give equally good serv
ice and like accommodations to all persons
paying the same compensation for Inter
state transportation of passengers.
One of the amendments voted down was
that offered by elr. Elk Ins requiring out
read, to 'make oonneotlon -with otsuara -and to
pro rate with them, and another provision
thus disposed of was the McCuinber amend
ment requiring railroad companies to sup
ply all the special cars required for the
proper conduct of lis business.
There was no division on either of these
propositions, but a roll call was ordered
on an amendment by Mr. 1m. Follette giv
ing the commission Jurisdiction over tha
long and short haul question. The amend
ment was lost 25 to 46. Must of the af
firmative votea on this provision were caat
by democrats and the negative votes by re
publicans. Senators Ctillom and La Follette voted
with the democrats and Senators Clark of
Montana and Gcarln with the republicans,
NAVAL IIKUATK I THE
Coat of Cordage and Transporting
Coal the Bones of Contention.
WASHINGTON, May . Nearly the en
tire time of the house was taken up today
by two propositions first, whether the Navy
department should go Into the open market
and purchase anchors, chains and cordage
or continue to manufacture theae articles In
the government navy yards aa la now done,
and second, whether the oust of transport
lug coal from Atlantic and gulf ports to the
Philippine islands In American bottoms
should be limited to to or K per ton. On the
first proposition one of the prettiest leg
lalatlve combats of the session occurred, the
debate extending over the major purtlon of
the session. Representative Loud (Mich.)
Insisted that there could be a saving of
t&O.OOO a year lo the government If the
Navy department was permitted to go into
the free markets and purchase anchors,
chains and cordage under regulations of
the department. General Grosvenor (O.)
and members of the Michigan and Pennsyl
vania delegation aided Mr, Loud In his
fight, the opposition being represented by
Mr. Roberts (Maas ). Mr. Fltagerald tN. Y.),
Mr. McNary (Maaa.) and Mr. Rixey (Va.l.
Mr. Grosvenor offered a substitute to Mr.
Loud's amendment, giving the secretary of
the navy the right to purchase the articles
above referred to in free markets should
It be demonstrated that they could be had
from manufacturers cheaper than they
could be made at government navy yards.
This substitute was adopted, SS to 7t.
As to the second proposition, limiting the
cost of transportation of coal to 15 or S
per ton. the efforts put forth by Mr. Flta
gerald N. Y.) and Mr. Blayden fTer.) were
of no avail, although votes were had on
both amendments limiting the cost.
After these propositions were disposed of
the reading of the naval hill was contin
ued until the hour of adjournment without
omlsstlssi by Prealdeat.
I WASHINGTON. May .-The president
I today sent the following nominations to
1 the senate:
Consula general at large, to take effect
July 1. I!: Fleming t. Cheshire, New
(York; Horace I.ee Washington. Washlng
i ton. IX C: Charles M. It. kinson, New
j York; George II. Murphy. North Carolina-
Richard M. Burtleman. Massachusetts
Postmasters: Illinois J. R. Rromilow
Chllllcothe; A. B. Sprould. Sparta- J p'
1 n.v,l,Ai... u ,.-!... . t- , -. "
. , oRjnusi n. Alingel.
Wtllmette. Iowa-H. Kelser, Elgin. Kan
sas W. E. Monoher. Lincoln. Missouri F
W. Deuser, Clayton.
Norfolk Postmaster Caaafrmed.
WASHINGTON. May a-The senate In
executive session today confirmed the nom
inations of the following postmasters:
Kansas: I H. Boyd. Russell. Missouri:
I. N, Strewn, Hopkins: J II Smith, War
rensburg. Nebraska: J R. Havs, Norfolk
North Iaknta: H. F. apelser, Fesaendeu.
Hease Desires Economy.
WASHINGTON. May .-The house today
empowered the committee on expenditures
In the Agricultural department to oonduot
an examination of the Agricultural de
partment, with a view of dleooTartoy way
cf pracUclof scooouiy, if poaaibla, j
CHARITIES CONFE RENCE MEETS
Former President f i-reland Delivers
Opening Sdrirrn to atloaa!
rHILADKI.PHIA. Mir .-Wlth former
President tSrover Cleveland s the pre
siding officer, the opening meeting of the
thlrty-thhd national conference of chari
ties and correction wits held tonight In
the Academy of Music. The large audi
torium was filled with, representatives of
organisations engaged In charitable and
correctional work not only In this country,
but in Canada and In Europe, and the
ex-presldent was given an enthusiastic wel
come as he stepped upon the platform.
Among the many distinguished persona
present were Mrs. Clevdand, who occupied
a proscenium box. Mf. Cleveland msde
the first address of the meeting. He said
This national conference of charities end
correction. In vlw of thn ohject It seeks
to accomplish may welt fce described as a
general clesrlng house' of charitable and
benevolent work. Throtigh Its constituent
agencies It touches tile Individual, and
through the betterment nf the Individual it
serves the nntlon.
My thoughts dwell unrm the duty of In
dividual charity. In sense all that la
done in discharge, of his duty, whether
rtone by Individuals o1 through govern
mental agencies, repre iiting us all. may
be said to ist in personal responsibility
and may be traced to nhe source a recog
nition of the fact tin t in the field of
charity we are our bro her s keeper. The
field is so lsrge and tie labor Is so dell
rate that none of lis an secure acquit
tance without personal crvire.
It is this element F personal service
represented In this n tlunal conference
thnt gives the occasln. i Its greatest Im
portance and slgnltlcaii e.
I have sometimes wi dered If these ac.
live In charitable wot fully appreciate
how extensively, under the guise of char
ity, schemes are put on oot thst are either
so Illegitimately relate to It. or so un
important and impnicl cal ns to abund
antly excuse a denial if their appeal for
aid and I fear it Is hot realized as It
should be In charitable! circles that these
schemes are presented ieo constantly and
with auch Importunity 4nd so often prove
to be unworthy, disappointing or faddish,
ss to perplex and dlsoourage those will
ing to give to sensible and properly or
ganized charity. It is thus that quite fre
quently all charltahli' raovements are dis
credited or prejudiced, k
I hope I will not be misunderstood when
I say that better assurilnce to those will
ing to give to charity atid consequently to
Interests of the cause seem to be Involved In
the establishment somewhere, and under
some responntble auspices, of an agency
for the sifting and testing of enterprises
claiming to be charitable to the end that
the benevolent may have reliable guidance
In determining how and where they can
wisely and usefully give.
FRIENDS OF FALLS DISPLEASED
President of Civic Federation Does
Xot Like the Report on
HARRISBURG, Pa.. May . J. Horace
McFarland of this city, president of the
Civic association, which organization lias
led the effort for the preservation of Ni
agara Falls, made a statement today re
garding the report . of tha International
Waterways commission transmitted to con
gress on Monday by President Roosevelt,
This report merely reiterates the recom
mendations of the American section of the
waterways commission as transmitted to
congress March 27, against which we pro
teilted .ta Mr. RonsevJ ,(HI a Th. -
port recommends the nutkonsaUon of A
local diversion of Niagara water of St.&iO
cubic feet ier econd, which is 40 per cent
of the minimum flow of the falls, and
would, in the opinion of all but the power
companies and the wayterways commls-
alon, seriously damage the great cuturact
as a scenic feature.
After careful study and after consulta
tion with air. Roosevelt this report w.is
disregarded by Mr. Burton, chairman of
the rivers and harbors committee of the
house of representatives, who framed the
Niagara preservation act, now known aa
the Hurton-Lodge bill.
This bill, upon which many hearings have
been had, stups the Niagara destruction at
the present point and by prohibiting the
Importation of Niagara-made electric
power trom Canada would restruin Cana
dian diversion. It would be operative for
I three years only, giving time for diplomatic
j ui'u'.'.n without permitting the destruction
I of Niagara to continue meanwhile.
The repo.t of the International Water-
I ways commission la hard to understand. If
tne commissioners believe what they assert,
that It would be a sacrilege to destroy the
scenic effect of Niagara Falls. Saying this,
they yet propose to bleed to per cent from
the falls, giving full vitality to all existing
franchises, except one, and that one an
American franchise. It is as if thev pro
posed to allow aa many mosqultos to sting
a defenseless man as they thought he
could stand -without tumbling over.
We will renew our protest to President
Roosevelt at ones against this vicious re
port, so favorable to the Niagara grabbers
and so dangerous to the falls. We have
advices from all over America that lead
us to believe that the people wunt the
falls preserved unharmed and not tupped
for private gain to the danger point or bo
yond. Mr. McFarland stuted that letters In hla
possession assured strong congressional
support to the Burton-Lodge hills.
LAKE DOCKMENS STRIKE ENDS
Mra Retnra to Work Today at Last
Year's feale Pending Forther
CLEVKIaAND. May J Following confer
ences between President Keefa of the
'longshoremen's union and allied labor In
terests and representatives of the dock
managers. It waa announced tonight that
the atrike of the 'longshoremen on the
lakes haa been settled. The men will go
back to work on the basis of last season's
wage pending another conference. .
The strike waa Inaugurated at midnight
May 1 by the 'longshoremen for recognition
of the Mates' union. Tug firemen, oilers
and water tendera also quit with the 'long
shoremen, and as a result lake carrying
traffic hoe been tied up since, with the
exception of a few boats which have cleared
from here and other lake porta with non
union men. Dozena of ships have been tied
up in the harbors here and at " Detroit,
Buffalo and other porta, laden with grain
and ore, and no effort made to discharge
the cargoes, and in consequence enormous
losses have resulted. It Is generally con
ceded that an increased charge for freight
transportation will follow, temporarily at
No disorder haa occurred during the
strike, which Involved fully ZO.nno men. The
passenger lines were not affected by the
MUCH LITIGATION PROMISED
Receivers af Traders Insurance Cam
paay Will Farce All Claim
ants la Coart.
CHICAGO, May t It was announced to
day by the attorneys for the receiver of the
Traders' Insurance company, which sus
pended a few days ago because of losses
at San Francisco, that every loss by the
company In San Francisco will be con
tested In the courts.
It is particularly desired to determine the
amount of loss Inflicted hy the earthquake
and the damage done by the fire. The
attorneys aay that It ta Impossible at the
present to give an estimate of how large a
jxreentag of Ui losses will be paid.
LAND FOR BIG RESERVOIR
Experimental IrricaVd Farm Also Em
braced in the Froject.
SETTLERS WANT LAKE NAMED "ALICE"
Town af Crawford Asks Ce egress ta
Donate Pnrt of Fort Rohlnsan
Reservation for a Pnblle
fFTom a fltaff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Msy K.-lSpeclal Tele
gram.) In accordance with a request nf
the North Platte Water Users' association,
the secretary of the Interior today with
drew from any form nf disposition what
ever, under the public land laws, the north
half of township 31 north, range M west,
consisting -of sections 1 to 4, 11 to 14 and
17 and IK the lands thus segregated to be
used for reservoir, park, experimental and
demonstration purposes. By this with
drawal the Indications are that western
Nebraska la to he one of the first sections
to be benefited by the recent arrangement
for co-operative crop experiments between
the Department of Agriculture and the
reclamation service. Tills work will be of
Inestimable value In Instructing settlers In
the fundamentals of Irrigation and demon
strating what may be done In that section
by scientific application of water and by
An especially Interesting feature will be
the name with which It Is proposed to
grace the reservoir. Out of consideration
and esteem for the daughter of our dis
tinguished and extremely popular presi
dent, Uie settlers have expressed a desire
to christen the artificial body of water
"Lake Alice." Lands adjoining the reser
voir are to be parked and beautified with
trees, flowers nnd shrubbery, and the re
quest is a pretty compliment to the daugh
ter of the man to whose Intelligent and
persistent efforts the present work of re
claiming the arid west is largely due.
Crawford Wants a Park.
The town of Crawford. Neb., through Its
city council, has written Representative
Klnkald urging him to secure for the use
of Crawford a portion of the Fort Robinson
military reservation, to be used as a public
park. The area sought to be secured for
park purposes embraces about 196 acres.
Judge Klnkaid has looked the matter up
at the War department and will draft and
introduce within a few daya a bill for tho
Minor Matters at Capital.
The president has algned bills Introduced
by Representative Kennedy to Increase the
pension of Captain Thomas Hughes of
Omaha to S24 and that of John P. Wiahart
of Blair to 130 per month.
Judge Klnkald haa secured pensions for
the following: John J. Sttlter, Csrns, $11;
Philip 11. Brock, Mema. 124; Reuben A.
Lewis, Oconto, 112.
Representative Pollard has secured a pen
sion of $10 per month for James Shaul,
The president haa signed Congressman
Pollard's bill Increasing the pension of
Lloyd D. .Bepnett of PlaUsmouth to .'4, .
" Uralsussre BUI irged." " '
Director Wolcott and Mr. Wilson of the
geological kurvey and Representative
Steenerson had a hearing before the house
committee on public lands this morning on
Bleenerson's drainage bill. Director Wol
cott occupied most of the time and strongly
urged that the committee endorse the meas
ure. Though there was no actiop on the
bill, the questions asked by members of the
committee Indicated a desire to amend It
so aa to Include In Its operation all that
part of North and South Dakota east of
thu lOuth meridian. This would embrace
the valleys of the Red River of the North
In North Dakota and the lowlands of the
Missouri river In South Dakota. Another
hearing will be held next Wednesday.
Comes to Woodmen feathering".
Representative Morris Sheppurd of Tex
arkanu, Tex., one of the youngest members
of congress and for eight years national
treasurer of the society of Woodmen of the
World, left Washington tonight for Omaha
to attend the mtetlng of the national ex
ncutlve council of that organization, which
has Us headquarters In that city.
Representative Hlnshaw has secured
favorable report on a bill granting a spe
cial pension of $J0 a month to Charles A.
Walker of Hebron. This bill will probably
paae the house next Friday.
J. H. Reynolds and F. J. Slavin of Omaha,
L. S. Stewart of Allen and F. W. Aldrieh
of Grand Island, Neb., have been appointed
railway mail clerks.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska
Holdrege, route 4, George E. Gwlnner. car
rier; Chrlssle Gwlnner, substitutes Iowa
Imogene, route J. W. O. Otis, carrier; Al
bert Addy, substitute. Luverne, route 2.
William It. Msson, currier; Charles R. Ma
son, substitute. Renwlck, route 2, Fred
W. Walkner, carrier; Frank J. Urlon. aub
stltute. Wall Lake, route 1, John 8. Porter,
carrier; Horace B. Allen, aubstltute. West
field, route 1, Harry Sunday, carrier; Will
Boden, substitute. South Dakota Tea,
route I, Flora Heeren, carrier; Claua Det
Complete rural free delivery service haa
been ordered established July It in Iowa
county, Iowa, making the total number
of routea in the county Lwenty-three.
CAPITAL COMMISSION WINS
Seal a Dakota Saprcme Conrt Decides
Against Slona Falls at
PIERRE. S. V.. May I. (Special Tele
gram )-The supreme court today sustained
the State Caultol commission In every con
tention brought hy the Sioux Falls people,
who were seeking to stop work on the
rapltol building. The proceedings are dis
missed and the commission allowed taxable
Aa none of the members of the commis
sion sre in the city today, Just what movo
they will now make Is not definitely known.
Month Dakota Supreme (oart.
PIERRE. S. D May t Special Tele,
gram.) In aupreme court today opinions
were handed down In the following cases:
By Haley State of Smith Dakota, de
fendant in error against W. N. PJac,
plaintiff In error, Lyman, reversed. Chris
tina Grants against City of lx ad wood,
Lawrence, affirmed, a personal damage
suit in which the city secured Judgmen.
By Fuller 8. P. Dickinson against Na
tional Life and Trust com piny, appellant.
Codington. reversed. Slate of South
Dakota, defendant In error against G. A.
Williams defendant in error, Hrooklngs,
Hill oa Agrlcallaral Board.
PIERRE, 8. D., May J.-tb'peiUtl Tele
gram.) Oovernor Elrod has appointed W.
8. Hill of Alexandria aa a member of the
Stats Roard of Agriculture, vice IL I.
Jflttcntr (vf Watertown, reslg ned
Nebraska weather forecast
Fair Ttiersday and Warmer In F.ast
Portion. Friday Fair.
Temperatnre at Omaha Yesterday!
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CROMWELL PROVES STUBBORN
Canal Witness Refuses ta Answer
Qaestlnn Regarding Relations
to Old Compaay.
WASHINGTON. May ."! will not re
ply to hypothecal questions. If you will
be good enough to ask a question that
Is pertinent I will anawer It."
Thus William Nelson Cromwell, coun
sel for the Panama railroad, and In that
capacity an offlrlal of the United Btates
defied Senator Morgan In his quest for In
formation as to the meaning of a letter
written by Cromwell to the late Secretary
Hay concerning the original concessions
to the Panama Canal company. Alter
replying that the letter spoke for Itself
and that questions relating to that trans
action were not germane to the present
Inquiry of the senate committee on In-
teroceanlc canals, Mr. Cromwell met a rapid
fire of questions with prompt refusal to
The Inquiry promised to be a resumption
of the sparring match between Senator
Morgan and Mr. Cromwell, the reports or
which attracted national attention several
weeks ago. The session today waa attended
by Senators Millard, chairman; Dryden,
Knox, Morgan and Taliaferro.
Mr. Morgan found It Impracticable to pur
sue an examination wnicn concerned me
relations of Mr. Cromwell to tho old Pan
ama Canal company and he turned to In
quiries regarding the services of Cromwell
to the Panama Railroad company.
The examination for some time then con
tinued on the subject of bond issues and
sales, Mr. Cromwell answering these ques
tions freely, but his recollection on the sub
ject waa limited. He said that In the books
of the executive committee which Mr. Mor
gan had before him were recorded all of the
PHILADELPHIA BANKERS CLOSE
Clerk for Snyder A Hon Spends f 12S,
OOO of Firm's Money In
PHILADELPHIA, May -Charged with
having embezzled upwards of $100,000 from
his employers Edwin S. Greenfield, head
clerk of the banking and brokerage firm of
Harrison, Snyder & Son of this city, was
arrerted here today and held In $10,000 ball
by a police magistrate for a further hearing
tomorrow. In default of ball he was sent
to the county prison. Greenfield hss made
a full confession and la doing everything
poanlbla to assist the firm In straightening
Its tangled books. He aays he lost the
money speculating In bucketshops. -
Following the publlo announcement of the
embesslfttmtit creditor tUed e petition In
bankruptcy against George E. Snyder, trad
Ing as Harrison, Snyder & Son. In the
United States court, and later Judge Mc
Pherson appointed Charles N. Vollnm as
Mr. Snyder and the accountants believe
the amount of money embeazied will be
considerably over $125,000 and may reach
Mr. Snyder said the defalcation Is a hard
blow for him, but he feela confident he will
be able to pay hla creditors in full. He
said he had trusted Greenfield Implicitly
tn fact lie practically allowed him to carry
on hla entire business.
STRICT LIQUOR ORDINANCE
Fee Raised lo Fifteen Handred
Dollars at Blair and Condi
tions Are Stringent.
BLAIR, Neb.. May . (Special Telegram.)
At the special city council meeting held
tonight an Iron-clad ordinance was passed
by a vote of t to I. The town haa been
dry since May , when the license of the
seven saloons expired, and alnce that time
the aaloon men have been endeavoring to
get some expression from the new council
aa to what It would do tn regard to grant
ing licenses. The ordinance passed tonight
requires them to close at 0 o'clock and not
open before 6 o'clock In the morning. All
chairs and tables sre to be removed from
the room except two for the men behind
The new ordinance will be published to
morrow and the granting of licenses can
not be acted upon until the end of fifteen
days. The pressure that haa been brought
to bear upon the council from both factions
has almost drove some to nervous pros
tration. The saloon men are dissatisfied
and talk of refusing to make applications
for license under the new ordinance, which
fixes the licenses at $1,500.
LAKE SCH00NER GOES DOWN
Teasel Sinks Wear Cleveland and Mem.
bera of Crew Mar Be
CLEVELAND. May . The schooner Al
geria sank about two miles off the harbor
of Cleveland this morning and possibly
three Tnen lost their lives.
The schooner Iron Queen Is In a sinking
condition outside the breakwater and the
crew of eight was taken off by the mem
bers of the life saving crew.
, The storm of last night and early today,
with the heavy sea It kicked up, was a
menace to shipping outside the harbor.
DETROIT, May 9. A News special from
Colchester, Out., saye a barge with two
masts lies Sunk off the coast here, one
quarter of a mile from shore. The decks
are under water but there are evidences
that the crew escaped.
The sunken schooner proves to be the
M. I. Wilcox of Vermilion, O.. which was
sailing from Huron to Amherstberg with
a cargo of coal. The crew escaped to
shore In the jsml boat.
DOWIE CASE JS CONTINUED
Failure of Veliva and Apastle ta Coma
CHICAGO, Msy t Failure of John Alex
ander Dowte and Wilbur G. Vollva to agree
upon the proponed selection of a committee
of three to govern the affairs of Zlon City
rauaed a halt In the legal proceedings today
before Judges Wright and Ixmneliy.
The attorneys for Dnwie announced that
thry weie not in a position tu yay that he
would agree to the apimlnlmejit of tJie com
mlt r. and the hearing waa adjourned until
late V th day to permit of oonuauoicaUon
lib 'fiftwU at ZlOB City,
ROSEWATER THE MAX
Leading Citizens of Omaha Deolsrc for
Eim for ennatorsbip.
H. H. BALDRIGE PRESIDES AT MEETING
Catherine Representative of All Walks and
- Classes of Omaha's People.
REASONS GIVEN FOR THE SELECTION
Cowell, HoCacne, Zimman, OonnelL
StuTcess and Others Speak.
RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY RISING VOTE
Sentiments Vigorously Applaaded and
Pledges af Support flig-ned ba
the Voters Wbo Were
With great enthusiasm the candidacy of
Edward Rosewnter for United Statea sena
tor was formally set under way laat night
by an open mass meeting of $60 represent
ative republicans In Washington hall.
Tumultuous handclapplng and cheers
lasting several minutes greeted the first
mention of Mr. Rose water's name by How
ard II, Baldrige, who presided. Later ap
plause broke forth spontaneously soores of
times In approval of the words of a long
list of speakers who seemed to vie with
one another in giving special reasons why-
Mr, Kosewater should represent Nebraska
In the senate.
Resolutions endorsing the candidacy
were adopted by a unanimous rising vote.
The action taken Included Instructions to
Chairman lialdrign to appoint a campaign
committee of fifty or more republicans. At
the close of the meeting the participants
directed Mr. Haldrlgu to cable Mr. Rose-
water at Rome news of the popular en
dorsement of his candidacy.
Speechee warmly In favor of sending Mr.
Rosewater to the senate were made by
Mr. Raldrlge, Robert Cowell. Mayor Harry
R. 7.1m man, John I McCague, W. J. Con-i
nell. P. B. Flodman. William Kennedy. T.
F. Bturgess, Mike Lee. 8. C. Barnes, U
N. Oonden, A. F. Novak. A. H. Wlllla, A.
N. Yost, Fred H. Hoye, B. E. Wilcox, and
Few assemblages have been held In
Omaba In recent years better representative
of the nationalities, creeds and social
gradatlona of the population of Omaha and
South Omaha. The cosmopolitan yet sub
stantial character of the meeting was a
matter of much comment. Geographically
the men In attendance covered every part
of the city from the manalona of the West
Farnam district to tho tenements of the
Third ward and the humble laborer's cot
tage In the every section of town. Mer
chants, professional men, mechanics, la
borers, tcaohers, clerka. manufacturers,
real estate men and members of almost,
every branch of organised labor were
among the audience that mfjre than ex
hausted the seating capacity.
la times of particular stress snd excite-
meat larger ojowdt !..'id met In Washington
hall, but none with sd little prior notloe.
Simple announcement that the meeting
would be held sufficed. It seemed that
every man present was filled with seal for
Mr. Rosewater. as the majority wlahed t;
pledge themselves openly and tell where
they stood and their reasons. Only lack
of time . prevented a hundred or more
speeches being made.
Endorsement Freely- Signed.
At the close of the meeting the sugges
tion was made that the endorsement be
signed, so aa to furnUh the basis of organi
sation. Volunteers to pass blanka among
the crowd Immediately came forward and
In a very short time every man present had
Several prominent men unable to attend
the meeting sent expressions of regret,
coupled with words of cheer. J. L. Hous
ton, who had been prominent In the Travel
ing Men's association of Nebraska, wrote
from Tecumseh, Neb.:
"I notice the letter announcing Mr. Rose
water's candidacy for United States sena
tor, and wish to state as a traveling man
that I will do everything in my power to
aid In securing his nomination, because he
E. J. Cornish sent word from Montreal
to count on him for anything he can do to
further Mr. Rosewater's Interests, either
by going on hla delegation or serving on
his campaign committee.
Charles F. Weller. president of the Rich
ardson Drug company, had the Information
transmitted that he Is heartily In accord
with the movement to make Mr. Rosewater
senator and that he Is ready to serve on
any committee on which he might help.
L. C. Gibson of South Omaha, chairman
of the republican county committee, in a
special delivery letter, stated his Inability
to be present because of a business engage,
ment and reiterating his verbal commenda
tion of the candidacy.
H. J. Pent'old authorized the statement
that he Is In sympathy with the movement
and would be present except for a previous
engagement and that he Is willing to serve
on the campaign committee.
The resolutions, Introduced by Robert
Cowell, and Adopted by a rising vote, on
the suggestion of J. F. Rehm, read:
Whereas, We recognize in Hon. Edward
Rosewater a man of splendid ability, pe
culiarly well fitted to discharge the duties
of the office of I'nlted Htales senaator, be
rnuse of his wide knowledge nnd familiar
ity with public questions: bo It
Resolved, That this muss meeting of
citizens endorse his niindldacy and that we
pledge him our undivided support.
Having lived In our city lor more than a
third of a century, no man has done more
to develop Nebraska and upbuild Omaha.
Having large Interest 111 this community
and thorough knowledge of the resources
' and needs of our state, we believe that he
i will fulfill the lequlrements of the office to
! the satisfaction of our people and with
: credit tn himself.
Fearless aggressive and Indefatigable, we
regard Edward Rosewater as being the
most available man to represent the Inter
est nf all the people: and, be It further
Resolved, That the chair appoint a com
mittee of fifty or more to act as a cam
paign committer, pledged to use every effort
to secure 1,1a election.
Senator for the People.
In opening the meeting Chairman Bald
One of the senators from Nehrsska should
come from the great metropolis of the
state. Other comititve cities of tne
middle nest each has s l ulled States sen
ator in clone touch with their Interests,
and Omaha should be no exception to ihe
rule. We believe a man should tie selected
for I lila ne who is acquainted nlth our
conditions, who can tt.sUf lit his official
capacity In the gri.it coininen-lHl and In
dustrial iirirHs ve are nmking here.
Fnri lierniore, we want a man v. lio Is In
tfiiich elth 1 lie .oi... In this day and
genera-Ion the .ru.le a'e ih- governing
i.or. 'I'll line das .:is."d alien mi'-
j faction or an i li'iue Is going to place In
nomination nnd el.x-t a senstor to repre
sent thst faction alone. The time haa
gone by when any great corporation can
elect a man to represent It- The neat
CUlad Slates aenalu ttsm esatngaA fL
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