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PRESIDENT SEES CZAR
friendly Relations Established Between
Bussian Emperor and Parliament
SPIRIT OF OPTIMiSM PREVALENT
Even the Radical Newipapen Are Assumins;
' a Hopeful Tone,
DRAFTING REPLY TO SPEECH FROM THRONE
Amneaty and Equal
Bights to Be
' and Political
COUNCIL OF THE EMPIRE ORGANIZED
MtnkfM of Ipprr Hmm Meet oad
Trke th Oath Count WHI'i
Appearance aa a Member
8T. PETERSBURG, May H.The hope of
th establishment of friendly relations be
tween the emperor and the national Par
liament waa further strengthened today by
the audlenco granted by Emperor Nicholas
at Peterhof to Prof. Mouromtseff, the
president of tha lower house. President
Mouromtaeff returned to St. Petersburg
from the audience apparently much Im
pressed by the emperor's Interest In the
problems of the country. Though tha rad
ical hotheads had been praying that Presi
dent Mouromtseff would lay down the law
to the empcrpr and make a scene, the half
hour's conference was skilfully guided both
by the sovereign and the parliamentary
chief so that friction was avoided. To the
constitutional democratic members of the
House who awaited his return from Peter
hof at the Constitutional club, Prof. Mour
omtseff spoke only briefly, laying especial
emphasis on tha emperor's eourtesy and
consideration and his thorough knowledge
of the aentlment in the Parliament and
Prof. Mouromtaeff said political questions
were not gont Into aa he had regarded It
as not fitting that the president of the
'representative chamber should present at
an official audience the views of any one
group or body.
Spirit of Optimism Prevails.
The Impression left by yesterday's hlstorlo
days la on the whole optimistic. Even the
radical papers assume a rather hopeful
one. The Rech, organ of the constitutional
democrats, and now the most powerful
paper In Russia, while not concealing Its
disappointment at the fact that the ex
pected amnesty was not granted, on the
other hand expressed Its satisfaction thai
the emperor did not use the word "au
tocracy." It regards Ms majesty's speech
s an adroit refusal to grant any further
concessions, leaving the new fundamental
law as the platform of the government,
adding: "But the policy of marking time
while events are marching so rapidly ren'.ly
The' constitutional .democrats, however,
are In nowlae dismayed at the prospect of
having to continue the struggle. It Is al
ready apparent that they Intend to nail the
flag of a constitutional monarchy to their
masthead, but their .first efforts will be
. directed to forcing general political am
nesty from the unwilling hands of the em
peror. People Wait Prisoners Heleaaed.
The deliverance of the political prisoners
and those who have suffered for fredom's
cause 1 now a passion with the masses
and it is difficult to see how the govern
ment will be able to resist.
One of the striking changes today Is the
appearance of the Official Messenger, which
for days and weeks had been appearing
each morning with column after column
of ukases and nominations, alter the bu
reaucracy feverishly sought to get their
"goods in out of the wet." With the as
sembling ot ' Parliament the end has come.
Not a single ukiuw or nomination was
printed today. -The only one official an
nouncement was a rescript giving Finance
Minister Kokovsoft credit for negotiating
the Rut-shin loan and decorating him with
the Alexander Nevsky order.
Preparing Reply o Throat.
The central committee of the constitu
tional democrats are working out a reply
to the speech from the throne. The prin
cipal polnu will be amnesty and equality
of political and civil rights. But a faction
Is Insisting on a demand for the aboltlon
of the council of the empire. An attempt
will be made to come to an agreement with
the peasants, who are drawing up an In
dependent reply. Their chief demands are
amnesty, the reorganisation ot the labor
laws, the reorganisation of the army, the
disbanding of the Cossacks, the separation
. of church and state, a general extension of
the schools and equal rights for all nation
alities. Ceuacll of Empire Opens.
I p. m. The third act In the great
drama of Russian parliamentarism, the
' formal opening of the recognised cAuncll
of the empire, or upper house ot the Par-
Ilament, took place at 2 o'clock this after
noon In ths hall of the nobles in the Wtn-
tr palace. The pomp and ceremony charac
teristic! of the old Russian life, the absence
of which at the opening meeting of the
popular lower house of Parliament in the
Tauridc palace yesterday, was significant
of the new spirit in Russian affairs, found
vent in the convocation of the council of
ne empire, wnicn im nan me mamoers
elected and half appointed, forma the con
necting link between the new snd ths old
, systems. The display of uniforms and
orders, vivid ribbons snd gold braid, which
was seen at Its height during the cere
monls) at the Winter, palace yesterday,
was repealed on a smaller scale In the
great white hall of the nobles today. The
ministers displayed their full regalia, the
members of the chancellery wore court
dress snd swords, the doors ware guarded
by servants in picturesque livery, snd the
boxes were occupied by diplomats and high
officials and richly dressed women, and
though a number of the elective members
were not In uniform, the colored smock
snd kaftan of the peasant and the high
boots and rough cost of ths workman were
not In evidence.
The majority of the elective mchibrr. In
deed, who came from the landed nobility
and upper rank of commerce and industry,
j vied with the appolntlves In the number and
richness of their decorations. Only a sturdy
little group of liberal professors came In
' simplicity, their civil garb not being re-
. lleved by a ribbon or a medal.
While the lower house of Parliament Is
distinctively body of new men, tha names
of the , megj.ers of the council of the em
pire ran he found in the Index of Russian
history of ttie pst century, including Ig
mttieff, Alrnieffs. PobeidoivoMsefTs and Dol
goreukoffs of the old regime, a mass of re-
tu-ed ministers, soldiers and statesmen of
(Continued an Seoead Pag0
GRAND JURY REPORTS TODAY
Federal Court Body Winding (p a
Batch f lew Indictment.
Owing tn the desire of the federal Brand
Jury to finish the examination of a number
of out-of-town witnesses In some of the
minor eases Friday evening, which con
tinued until after o'clock. It was decided
to make no report until noon Saturday.
The bflla likely to be returned are vpd
pnetofflce Indlctmenta. three pension Indict
ments, one counterfeit Indlrtment, where
William Loy Is aliened to have passed a
bad allver dollar on one Clarence Davis at
Contrary to the general expectation, aor
of the fraudulent land filing cftse Wei ,
under Investigation Friday afternoon. Th"
special cases under Investigation are those
against the Mahaffey brothers.- who were
bound over to the grand Jury on the al
leged charge of subornation of perjury and
perjury In the matter of securing certain
final proofs on some soldier filings within
their enclosures In Thomas and Hooker
counties. The witnesses examined are
mostly old soldiers from Iowa, whom. It Is
alleged, made the filings at the Instance of
Reason Hudgrll of Iowa and Frank Um
bert of Nebraska, with the promlre of re
ceiving lino or $150 upon the completion of
the final proof and deeding the lard over to
the cattlemen. The testimony is in many
respects similar to that brought out in the
famous Ware case In February last.
While the matter of taking liquor onto
the Indian reservations is being looked
into by the grand Jury, it may be possible
that no bills will be returned because of the
Fishtail Lincoln case now pending In the
Vnlted States supreme court to determine
the status of the Indian offenders as cltl
sens. The general purpose of the grand Jury at
this time Is to get all the minor cases out
of the way before taking up tha fraudu
lent land filing cases from the cattle coun
try, and the further desire of disposing of
all cases where the accused parties are
either in Jail or under bond.
The fraudulent land filing cases will he
taken up Monday. Frank Lambert will be
here to testify.
Reason Hudgell of Iowa also is under
summons to testify to similar practices
as an agent for Lambert. It Is also ex
tremely probable that some of the al
leged acts of certain members of the last
grand Jury may be brought up for In
vestigation. Grows Oat of Lambert Cose.
This story grows out of a report that
during the last session of the grand Jury
some of the jurors were averse to bring
ing an indictment against Lambert for
his complicity In the U B. I. ranch filings,
which resulted In the indictment and con
viction of Rev. O. O. Ware. The resuscita
tion act the story comes from the further
fact that Harry Welsh's term of Imprison
raent In the Douglas county Jail will ex
pire about July.l. Welsh was the third
one of the alleged conspirators Indicted
for the fraudulent filings within the U. B.
I. Land and Cattle company's enclosuree
In Hooker county. Ware was convicted
and sentenced to one year In the Douglas
county Jail, and to pay a fine of tl.OCO.
This case Is still pending on appeal " to
the United States circuit court of appeals,
and Lambert la still under 15,000 bonds,
having never been brought to trial, though
under Indictment, has pleaded guilty, but
Is not yet sentenced. It appears that after
the adjournment of the grand Jury last
fsll that some one or two members of that
Jury manifested an intereet In Lambert's
case and sought to befriend him and advise
with him as to the character of the testi
mony ha should give In the trial of the
case against Rev. G. U. Ware. These re
ports were widely circulated at the time,
and It was then that the Intimation was
given out that the alleged suspected Jurors
would be Investigated by the next grand
FIGHT IN ACIRCUS TENT
Battle Between Showmen and Mis
souri Student Will Reealt In
COLUMBIA. Mo.. May 11. Several hun
dred University of Missouri students en
gaged In a fight with showmen from Cole
Brothers' circus at midnight lust night and
as a result Maynard M. McCole, a freah
man from Craig, Mo., waa shot tn the head
and is In a critical condition in the Parker
hospital here, and several others were
slightly hurt. McDole's recovery is doubt
ful.. The bullet entered behind the left
ear, penetrating to the right Jaw, which
Is probably broken. McDole sustained an
operation at the Parker hospital, but the
bullet was not located. Several of the other
students engaged In the fight had scalp
wounds dressed In the hospital. C. C.
bailey of Campbell, Mo., was bruised about
the head and breast.
A body of about Ave hundred students
assembled at the courthouse and marched
to the evening performance of the circus
on the fair grounds north of town. They de
manded a twenty-flve cent rate of admission
which was granted. They occupied seats
together throughout the main performance
and maintained an orderly behavior, oc
casionally giving Missouri yells and songs.
After the performance a number of the
leaders demanded that they be allowed to
remain during the concert which followed.
Showmen armed with tent poles drove the
students frbm the tent, striking several of
thcui. This Incensed the students and
they ran to a siding near the Wabasli
railroad station, where the circus train was
preparing to depart. Here a battle ensued
between the circus employes and 250 stud
ents, in which bricks were thrown freely
shots were fired and teui poles were wielded
vigorously by both students snd showmen.
The students captured a cirrus chariot,
which was found today In a field near town.
The circus train left town at I o'clock this
morning and was delsyed by greased and
loosened rails and an open switch, the
tampering with the track being ascribed
to the students.
No arrests have been made. The students
say the circus men were the aggressors.
SCHURZ IS CRITICALLY ILL
Condition of Distinguished Patient
Takes a (liana for tha
NEW YORK. May II -Carl Schuri. the
noted publicist and former secretary of the
Interior, lies critically 111 at his home In
this city. He Is suffering from a complica
tion of disease, and. while It waa thought
early today there has been an Improve
ment In his condition, it was felt tonight
thst the patient had lost some ground.
I-ats tonight the following bulletin was
issued by the standing physicians:
No tangible change for the better: takes
nourishment ; puln if fsir quality; res
piration raihsr more frequent; tmo moder
ate attacks of pulmonary oedema guru.g
tha day, no vlu. but ralaar aaeie resi
les. . , .
BAILEY AMI N3MENT IS LOST
Senate Reject Court Eeriew Feature Pre
tested by Senator from Texas.
DEBATE ON ALLISON AMENDMENTS
Mr. Burner .. i the Proposer!
Compromfr , exactly What
Ra',y 4v- ompnule
jTON. May 11. Senator Bailey's j
.tslon amendment applying to or-
i the Interstate Commerce commls
aa covered by the railroad rate bill,
htch has occupied so much Of the atten
tlon of the aenate In connection with that
bill, was today adversely disposed of by
the decisive vote of 23 to M, practically a
party vote. The debate on the provision
was limited to a brief political speech by
Its author In which he aaid the president
had changed his attitude on the question of
maintaining the rates fixed by the com
mission until the courts reach a final de
cision. An amendment offered by Senator Rayner
confining the court review to constitutional
questions was also voted down, but not
until after speeches had been made by
Messrs. Rayner and Bailey In advocacy and
Messrs. Allison, Fulton. I-ong and Cullom
In opposition. The debate was In antici
pation of the discussion that is expected
to occur upon the Allison court review pro
vision tomorrow. Messrs. Rayner and
Bailey contended that the Allison amend
ment authorises the broadest possible court
review snd the Maryland senator urged that
in It Senator Aldrlch had achieved a sig
nal victory. Senator F"ulton stated that
he had first suggested the language of the
A number of other amendments, offered In
the main by democrats and by Senator La
Follette, were rejected. The votes were
generally along party lines during the
entire day, but the Wisconsin senator voted
with the democrats on all propositions and
Messrs. McEnery and Morgan, democrats,
voted with the republicans on most of them.
The only amendments accepted during the
day were those offered by Senator Allison
striking out the phrase "fairly remunera
tive" in the provision allowing the Inter
state Commerce commission to fix rates;
limiting the operation of orders of the
commission to two years, and making the
Interstate Commerce commission the de
fendant In suits challenging the rates fixed
The anti-pass provision heretofore adopted
was again discussed. It Is evident that it
will be modified. The senate will meet at
It again tomorrow.
Allison Amendment Adopted.
Consideration of the railroad rate bill was
resumed In the senate today.
Senator Allison was prompt In presenting
the first of his compromise amendments,
striking out the words "fairly remunera
tive" from the fourth section of the bill aa
descriptive of the rates which tha Inter
state Commerce commission may prescribe.
The amendment was adopted without de
The second amendment, limiting to two
years the life of the commission's 'orders,
was next adopted.
Senator Bailey presented his amendment
prohibiting inferior United States courts
from issuing temporary Injunctions against
the orders of the Interstate Commerce com
Benator Bailey said the so-called Allison
amendment was the work ot the president
and declared that the president had failed
to Justify the hope be had aroused.
On a roll call, the Bailey amendment
was lost 23 to 64.
. Senator Culberson presented an amend
ment requiring that injunctions should not
be granted without hearings and also Im
posing other conditions.
The amendment was voted down 29 to BO,
a strict party vote, except that Senator
LaFollette voted In the affirmative.
Senator Bacon offered an amendment re
quiting hearings on injunction proceedings
and requiring also the presence of two
Judges, one of whom shall be a circuit
Judge at such proceedings.
The amendment was rejected 24 to S2.
Senator Tillman offered an amendment
prepared by the Interstate Commerce com
mission extending the authority of the
commission over joint rates and through
rates, partly by rail and partly by water.
The amendment was voted down, but when
subsequently offered tn modified form by
Benator Lodge, waa adopted.
Rayner Criticises President.
Before Senator Allison had time to com
plete the presentation of his amendments
Benator Rayner -took advantage of the op
portunity to present his constitutional
court review amendment.
"I wish the president had not' interfered
in this legists tion.'" bs said. In speaking for
tbe amendment, "but had permitted us to
proceed to settle the queetlon here as it
should be settled."
He would not say In the senate that the
president had been caught in a trap, but
be would say that he was so constituted
that "he could not look at a trap without
fooling with the spring."
He went on to say that the president had
been irreparably caught and now his party
friends and parly enemies were vtelng
with esch other as to who should be the
most sealous In their advocacy.
He then referred to Benator Thong's
limited review amendment, saying that the
Kansas senator had been first chosen by
the president as his channel ot communi
cation with the senate, but on last Friday
he had been succeeded aa minister pleni
potentiary by the senator from Iowa, who
had brought forth a broad review. He had
been informed that the Iowa senator had
been selected without his knowledge and
at the time tha selection was made that
the senator was engaged In his nocturnal
repose. But notwithstanding the provisions
were in flesdly conflict, said Mr. Rayner,
their authors were equally well accredited.
The testimonial of Mr. Long bears the
royal impress, aa do those of Mr. Allison,
with the addition of the coat of arme of
"We understand all this," he said, "hut
the people do not. We understand that the
1 lr"td'n, n lon" caressing the senator
jrotn mush sua me junior senator from
luwa. (Mr. Dolliverl but that he is now
clagping to his bosom the senator from
Rhode Island. Mr. Aldrlch."
Victory for Railroads.
He proceeded to outline the difference be
tween the Allison and the Long amend
ments and while he was doing so waa taxed
by Benator Aldrlch with having changed
his position, which he denied. In conclu
sion Mr. Raynor congratulated the broad
review advocates upon their signal victory.
"I also congratulate every railroad presi
dent ot the country and their a mating ar
ray of counsel."
Senator Long made a legal presentation
(Continued on Beoood Page.)
EDWARD ROSEWATER IN ROME
In The Bee on Sunday will ap
pear the first of a series ot letters
written by Mr. Edward Rosewater
on the work of the Universal
Postal congress: now in session In
Rome and to which Mr. Kosewater
is a delegate from the United
States These letters will give an
account of the workings of the
congress, what it has accomplished
and the interesting sidelights thAt
make up bo great a part of the
proceedings of such an honorable
and distinguished body. They
will be illustrated from photo
graph taken in Rome.
IN THE BEE NEXT SUNDAY
TALKS OF DELINQUENT GIRLS
Philadelphia Woman Kays They
Should Hoi Be Treated Like
PHILADELPHIA. May U.-"The Delin
quent Girl" waa discussed at the morning
section meeting of the thirty-third national
conference of charities and corrections.
The subject was presented by Miss Vida
H. Francis of this city, who said In part:
The radical difference In proportion be
tween boy and girl delinquents and In ratio
of the nature of crime committed by each
serves to illustrate the point which I most
desire to emphasise that the problem of
the one la not the problem of the other.
The recent wonderful strides of biological
psychology makes it seem Incredible that
our Juvenile courts are still applying the
same methods ot reform to t yi and girls.
The Judge of a juvenile court has three
courses open to hltn:
First To send the girl back to her same
environment under the care of a proba
tioner. Second To place her in a good home
through the probationer or some child
Third To send her to a training school.
A girl morally tainted should obviously
not be returned to the scene of her infec
tion, and only in cases of trivial misde
meanor oi in the exceptional case of a
good, normal home can a gin ue safely so
returned, for her misdemeanor has proven
that the home is unable to exert proper
Influence or power.
In placing girls uninfected by the social
evil, but ot criminal tendencies, the danger
is that they will not receive an adequate
special training. The place of tha normal
child Is in the normal home, but every de
linquent needs a special care and a heavy
responsibility rests on judges to examine
the reputation of the families in which the
delinquents are placed and on probationers
to see that they live up to their reputations
No words can be strong enough to urge
Judges not to send girls who are actually
morally tainted into homes. If It is a
crime against the home and community to
harbor a person amicted with emajlpox. Is
It not a greater crime to keep In the home
a person capable of Infecting others with
a moral evil more hideous than physical
dtsee.se T And It is not only a crime against
others, but against the girl whom we are
claiming to help.
At the afternoon section meeting state
boards of charities were discussed, the
principal paper being presented by David
S. Snedden, assistant professor of educa
tion In Leland Stanford university. Prof.
8 ned den urged that report-, of state boards
of charity no compiled uwve--for the en
lightenment of the average, cltisen rather
than for the Interests of scientists and stu
dents of social phenomena.
Mr. Snedden made a number of practical
suggestions for the making of reports along
Minneapolis has been selected as the next
place of meeting, the date to be determlnd
HEPBIRS CRITICISMS THE XAVY
Iowa Representative Snys Its Officers
WASHINGTON, May U. After passing
120 pension bills the house today devoted
much time to considering a point of order
made by Mr. Tawnry against an appropri
ation for a new steel floating dock pro
vided in the naval appropriation bill.
The chair held the point of order well
taken In a carefully prepared opinion.
Mr. Hepburn of Iowa made a vigorous at.
tack upon the court-martial system in the
navy and especially criticised the officers
responsible for the accidents that have hap.
pened to ships of the navy.
A point of order against the appropriation
for the naval training station at Lake
Bluff, 111., was pending when the house ad
journed until Monday.
During the consideration of the naval ap
propriation by the house today Mr. Hep
burn of Iowa,-who has been relentless in
his strictures upon the efficiency ot the
navy, took occasion to reply to a speech
made by Mr. Weeks of Massachusetts last
Saturday in which the latter stated that
there had been but thirty-seven court-martials
In forty-one years growing out of ac
cidents in the last forty years to naval
vessels, which, he stated, was a complete
To that Mr. Hepburn took decided ex
He said Mr. Weeks' total was wholly in
correct and that It did not Include acci
dent to the more expensive vessels of
modern date. He cited the accident that
happened to the battleship Rhode Island
while going Into York river. "Certainly
If there is any position, sny part, said Mr.
Hepburn, "of our navigable waters that
tbe navy and the officers of the navy ought
to be familiar with It should be that his
toric port. They ought to be able to get
In and out there."
He recalled the attempt of our squadron
to get out of the port of New York, suc
ceeding psrtlally In doing It, running two
of the vessels In the mud and getting the
other two Into dangerous collisions.
He recslled the Incident In which he said
Admiral Slgsbee ran his vessel Into a dock
In New York harbor, and remarked "one
would auppose that these gentlemen would
be familiar with surh waters.
"These are but a few Instances of In
efficiency, of Incapacity tn handle these
great vessels. We are spending millions
of dollars to build up a great navy. I think
It is the part of patriotism to do this, but
there ought to be some guarantee, some as
surance that when we secure such ves
sels they will not be recklessly destroyed
by Incompetency snd inefficiency. "
Mr. Hepburn said he still believed that
our system of sdmlnlsterlng rrimlnsl Jus
tice la the army snd navy Is lamentably
"Almost impossible." he said, "to secure
fairness of judgment on the part of those
who are to try criminal malefactors. Think
of It. The courts are made up from the
classmates, from the companions in amis,
from the friends snd associates, from tbe
military family, from which they are alike
WA8HINOTON. Msy ll.-Mesers. lxrl
mer (111 ). Davidson (Wis . Ransdell ti.a t
sod Ellis (Mo.), members of the rivers
and harbors committee of the house, leave
this afternoon for Kansas City, Bt. Louis
and Chicago en a campaign education for
larger appropriations for rivets and har
MILLARD REMAINS SILENT
Too Bnay at Present to Deoide What Be
Will Do on the Eenatorehip.
INTIMATES MAY MAKE STATEMENT LATER
Slonx Indians Keek to Bnloln Fxeen
tlon of Contract with Catholic
Missions for Edocatlon
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May ll.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Senator Millard was asked today
to lift the veil which hangs over his in
tentions regarding an ' active or passive
camtalgn he proposes to make to succeed
himself as United Stsles senator. The
story comes east to the effect that Senator
Millard has led his followers in Nebraska
to believe that he would make a publlo
statement regarding his position. The sen
ator, however, said he was not prepared
to make a formal statement as to his In
tentions Just yet. He, together with all
other senators, are so much occupied In
answering the succession of roll calls on
amendments to the rate bill that they
have little time to think of their personal
affairs. Senator Millard Intimated, how
ever, that when the final vote on the rate
bill hod been taken he would have an op
portunity to think over the situation as
to the senatorial contest and definitely an
nounce In a public manner to his friends
what his course will be.
Senators Cannot Visit Wayne.
The people of Wayne. Neb., have planned
a rousing Fourth of July celebrstlon and
have written Congressman McCarthy to se
cure for the occasion either Senator La
Follette or Senator Tillman. Mr. McCarthy
saw both gentlemen today, but previous
engagements compelled them to decline.
Minor Matters at Capital.
Representative McCarthy was today ad
vised by the pension bureau that Dr. J. W.
B. Smith of Albion has been designated
to act as pension examining surgeon at
that place, vice Dr. J. W. Thompson, re
signed. iR. B. Schneider of Fremont is in Wash
ington on personal business and today
called upon Senators Millard and Burkett
and the members of the Nebraska delega
tion in the house. Mr. Schneider comes
to Washington upon business before the
general land office.
Senator Burkett Is advised that Q. A.
Duncan of Lincoln has been granted a
pension of f to date from November.
Frank E. Smith of Wakefield, Neb., is
In Washington In relation to several patent
claims pending before the commissioner of
patents. Representative McCarthy Vill
prisent Mr. Smith to both the commis
sioner and the secretary of the Interior to
Senator Burkett today inttoduced . sn
amendment to the agricultural appropria
tion bill appropriating f 15,000 for an ex
tension of forest planting on forest re
serves, of which not to exceed 12,500 may
he used to construct a permanent ststton
building on the Dismal river forest reserve
In Nebraska. .
Congressman Kennedy's bill te give Ja
cob Schultx of Omaha a pension of 4
passed the house today. This is the seventh
special pension bUl which Mr. Kennedy
has succeded In getting through the house
this session, a record that any veteran
member would be proud of.
Charles M. James of Orlnnell, la., who
was one of the boys convicted for haslng
at Annapolis, has been pardoned by the
president and set back a year. Young
James has resumed his studies at the naval
School Contract Enjoined.
Reuben Quick Bear, Ralph Eagle Feather
and Charles Tackett. members of the Sioux
tribe of Indians on the Rosebud reserva
tion In South Dakota, on behalf of them
selves and other members of the tribe,
today applied to the district supreme court
through their counsel, Barauel M. Broslus,
agent of the Indian Rights association,
for an injunction to restrain Francis E.
Leupp, commissioner of Indian affairs,
from entering Into and carrying out a
contrsct with the bureau of Catholic In
dian missions at Washington, D. C, for
the support and education of children of
the Sioux tribes at the Rosebud reserva
tion or eiaewhere.
The secretary of the interior and the
secretary and controller of tha treasury
are aleo named as defendants In the pro
ceedings. Tbe secretaries of the Interior
and treasury and controller of the treasury
are asked to be restrained from paying
out any of the money of the Stoux treaty
fund for the purposes mentioned.
, It Is stated by the complainant tha't
the amount which will be necessary to
carry out the proposed contract of Com
missioner Leupp with the Bureau of Cath
olic Indian missions is about t?7,O0O. The
complainants contend thst the payment of
the money referred to will be in violation
of tbe treaty entered Into between the
Sioux and tha United States government.
This suit grows out cf the agitation be
gun by Rev. Mr. Clark, missionary to the
Rosebud Indians, snd who are largely
members of the Episcopal church.
Colonel Crowd er tn Washing-ton.
Colonel Enoch H. I'rowtler, general staff,
now on leave at Omaha, will repair to
Washington. D. C. for tetnoorury duty In
the office of the judge srivornte general of
the army and upon completion of duties
there he will return to Omaha.
G. I Faucett of Crete, Neb., has been
sppolnted scientific assistant In the Agri
Rural rarrlcrs appointed: Nebraska At
lanta, route 1. Noon Johnson, carrier; Mary
Johnson, substitute. Iowa Iawler, route
I, Eugene Griffin, carrier; Frank Griffin,
substitute. Melvln. route 1. Thomas I.lhby,
tSTTler; Wells Daggett, substitute. Mystic,
route 2. Herry Bcott. carrier; Thomas
Bcott, substitute. Silver City, route 2, John
Slomsn, carrier: Sidney Sldener. substitute.
South Dakota Conde, route 2. Elijah Odcll,
carrier; Dellah Odell. substitute. Hum
boldt, route 1, David Brewer, carrier; Al
bert Bauer, substitute. Parker, route 1.
Roy Wells, csrrler; Edward Roddel, sub
stitute; route I, Fred Bickel. csrrler;
Chsrlea Manon, substitute. Parkston,
route 1, Christian Michaelson, csrrler; Jos.
eph Nessan. substitute.
Rursl routes ordered established July It
In Iowa county, la.: Lodora, route , pop
ulation 230. house fie; South Amana, route
L population 2S0, houses 70; Victor, route
t, population 400, houses 100.
William A. Davison has been appointed
postmaster st Lucss, Gregory county, B. D ,
vice Peter Yerley, resigned.
Complete rural service hss been ordered
established In I .eke county. South Dakota,
effective July 1 next, making the total
number of routea In ths county twelve.
Railroad Wreck In Ylratal.
LYNCHBURG. V . Msy 11. -Four train
men w ere killed and four in lured In a col
hstnn toda on Uie Norfolk Western
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Saturday.
Monday Showers and Cooler. '
1 Pnrllament Answer ( ear's Jipeech.
ftalley Intendment to Rate Kilt l ost
Millard Silent on lensjttrahlw.
Jndament Aaalnat Paper Trnst.
X Financial Review of the Week.
H ew from All Parts of ehrnka.
4 Falls City Trrnsnrer Is Short.
R Inanrancc Aaents Help Pay Losses.
Xehraska Commissioner Is t lean.
Womnn In (lob snd Charity.
T Dlaest of Supreme Conrt Opinions.
Victims Before the People's Bar.
It Affair ot Sonth Omaha.
13 Sportlna; Hvent of the Day.
H Financial nnd Commercial.
Ill Connrll Rlnff and Iowa -si.
Temperature at Omahn tester
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FUNERAL DRIVERS ON STRIKE
Indertaklna Business In ew lark
Tied I p and 1KO Bodies Remnla
NEW YORK, May ll.-The strike, of 1.60
funeral drivers, ordered last night, tied up
the undertaking business In New York City
today so completely that about 150 bodies
remained unburied. Hearses and carriages
were driven away from churches, mourners
were kept waiting all day In homes of the
dead and In several instances nonunion
drivers of hearses and carriages were at
tacked In the streets and police protection
had to be called.
In many cases undertakers appealed to
the Board of Health for permits to post
pone burial beyond the four-day limit,
while others asked for permission to con
vey bodies to the cemetery on trucks or
street cars under police protection. tIn
every case permission to use street cars
for funeral vehicles was denied, but In
cases where death had occurred from con
taxlous disesses and Immediate burial was
required undertakers were forced to make
use of their coffin wagons or such vehicles
as they were able to procure with drivers.
The strikers declared tonight their light
for $14 a week Instead of $12 is on in ear
nest. Their employers the Coach Owners'
association decided not to grant the In
crease. W. F. BECHTEL IS ACQUITTED
Jury Finds Former l.lfe Insurance
President TTot Guilty ot
Misuse of Funds.
MINNEAPOLIS. May U.-Late this aft
ernoon the Jury in the W. F. Bechtcl case
brought In a verdict of not guilty. Bechtel
was charged with using- ths funds of the
Northwestern National Life Insurance com
pany to pay his own personal debts and
not keeping an account of the money used
in such instances. The defendant was
formerly president of the company, and
the specific charge against him was that
he took $3,500 from the concern's treasury
to pay a certain fee which be owed.
Vice President George C. Markham of
the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
company today continued his testimony
before the special legislative investigating
committee. It developed that J. B. Mo
Gtiire, general agent for the company in
Southern Illinois, received approximately
$1,600 for looking after legislative matters
In Illinois during one year and $1,000 for
BRIBERY CHARGE WITHDRAWN
Evidence Against County Attorney
Gibson of Kansas City, Kan
TOPEKA. Kan.. May 11. Charges of
bribery and corruption made by the state
against James 8. Gibson, county attorney
at Kansas City. Kan., will. It was decided
today, be withdrawn. The evidence ad
duced was Insufficient to sustain the
Proceedings were brought In the supreme
court last September to oust both Prose
cutor Gibson and Mayor W. W. Rose of
Kansas City on charges of permitting vio
lations of the prohibitory and antl-gambllng
laws. It was charged that Gibson accepted
money from the saloonkeepers. Mayor
Rose resigned, but wes aftei-wsrds formallv
j oustod by the supreme court. Rose was
laat week re-elected on a "wide open"
DOWIE'S CONDITION CRITICAL
Physician of "First Apostle" Says He
(an Live But a Few
CHICAGO, May 11 The condition of
John Alexander Dowie Is said to be Hear
ing a crftlcal stage. The venerable "first
apostle" has taken to his bed and his
strength is falling. The swelling of the
extremities, which is a noticeable charac
teristic of his affliction, is said to have
extended upwards until within a few
Inches of the heart. Dr. Blanks, ho has
been In constant attendance upon Dowie
since his return from Mexico, said tltnt
he might, by reason of his groat vitality,
live a week or ten days, but that a fatal
termination of the dlaease within two or
three days would not be surprising
j FOREST FIRES IN IDAHO
Several Sawmllle and Many Thousand
Feet of Timber Burned at
j BUTTE. Mont.. May 11. Hand rolnt.
I Idaho, adiicea state that a destructive Are
I Is burning within a few miles of that place.
' Sparks from the engines of tir.at Northern
traina started the tire, which has now
burned beyond all control, and the ranch
I ers of this vicinity are making efforts only
t to save their movable property. Several
sawmills and many thonxanda of feet of
poles and posts have already been de
stroyed. aged Man's Doable Crime.
PHILADELPHIA. May 11. J. it Yarnall.
aged su years, t onlay shot his wife, 7 years
old. and afterward killed himself. The
woman's condition Is critical. The shooting
occurred i.t the home of tlieir dauahi'-r,
Mrs. Jonepn K. Winn, at Ardinore. a sub
urb. The motive Is not known.
Dr. Hnuah to He K.acruted.
DAYTON. O., May It-Judge Brown. In
comri.on pleas court, today overruled h
mntlni for a new trial In thf esse of lr.
Oliver Haugh. convicted of the murder
of his Ve-rtnts snd brother, and sentenced
him to ue electrocuted June
PAPER TRUST 0U1TS
Combine Conclude Not to Fieht Suit
Aeainst it Turtber.
JUDGMENT CONFESSED ON ALL POINTS
Prater of Government for Order Disnolrin:
Company ii Granted.
MEMBERS CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY
Bill Alleeed Attempt to Monopolise and
DECLINE IN PRICE OF WHITE PAPER
Market Drops Forty Coats a Hundred
Since Filing; of the Salt and
Further Reduction la
ST. PAUL. Minn.. May 11. The United
States government today secured an un
conditional surrender In the United Ststes
culrcult court before Judge Sanborn
In the suit which the attorney goneral
hegnn on December 27, 1904, to dls.
solve the combination between the Gen
eral Paper company and twenty-three
other defendants on the ground that an
agreement had been entered Into by the
defendants In restraint ot Interstate com
merce. Attorney Kellogg for the government and
Attorney Flanders for the defendants ap
peared before Judge Sanborn, sitting as a
circuit Judge, and Mr. Kellogg moved that
the mandate from the United States su
preme court affirming the order that the
witnesses must testify, be filed.
Judge Sanborn ordnred the mandate filed.
The witnesses then appeared before th
United States examiner and urtcred to
testify. The defendants then withdrew
their answers. Mr. Kellogg announced that
the government did not care to examine the
witnesses and moved for a decree In favor
of the government. Judge Banborn ordered
that the decree be entered for the govern
ment for the relief of the prayer and tha
decree be settled on June L and the pro
ceedings were adjourned.
Three witnesses who refused to testify,
namely, C. I. McNalr of the Northwestern
Paper oompany, A. C. Bossard of the
Itasca Paper company and B. F. Nelson
of the Hennepin Paper company, paid into
court the $100 fine assessed against each
for contempt of court for refusing to
answer the questions put to them at a
Story of the Salt.
Suit waa brought by Frank B. Kellogg
and James M. Beck, special assistant at
torneys general of the United States on be
half of the government against the General
Paper company and twenty-three paper
manufacturing corporations in Wisconsin,
Minnesota and Michigan a little over a year
ago. Tbe complaint alleged that the de
fendants, in violation of the provisions of
the Sherman act, entered into an agree
ment, oomblnatlon and conspiracy with each
other to restrain trade and commerce
among the several atates and to ooutrol.
regulate and monopolise said commerce.
and that this was accomplished by organ-
Ixing the General Paper company of Chi
cago with a capital stock of $100,000, divided
into 1,000 shares of $100 each, which stock
was divided among tbe paper manufactur
ing corporations in proportion of their dally
output ot paper; that tbe corporations
thereupon entered into a contract making
the General I'aper company Its exclusive
selling agent. The defendant Bled answers
and testimony was taken for several
months, most of the facts showing a com
bination were elicited from the offlccre of
the various defendant companies. Finally
the defendants refused to furnish any
further testimony or to answer any ques
tions, on the grounds that the testimony
would tend to Incriminate the witnesses
and the corporations, and on the ground
that the testimony was irrelevant and Im
material. The case went to the supreme
court of the United States and was there -argued
on January 2, la connection with
the "tobacco cases."
In both the paper case and the tobucoo
case the question argued and decided was
that witnesses were not exempt from
answering on the ground that the testimony
would tend to Incriminate the corporations.
The supreme court held that th evidence
was clearly material, that the bill ' of
complaint charged an unlawful combina
tion and conspiracy and that the testimony
tended to show 11.
The deylaiun In this cease really loft
nothing for the defendants to do but sub
mit to judgment and today they appeared
In court, withdrew their answers and there
upon Judgment was ordered for the govern
ment, as prayed tn the bill of complaint.
This is a complete victory for tbe gov
ernment. The price of paper at the time
this suit was brought ' was from $2 2$ to
$2.15 per cwt. The bringing of this suit
already has had the effect of reducing the
price of paper to about $1.86.
The reeult has been very beneficial to the
newspaper publishers throughout th coun
try. Competition will now be restored be
tween the various mills.
Attorney General Talks.
WASHINGTON. May 11 Attorney Gen
eral Moody, upon being questioned con
cerning the slgnlttcance of the action cf
the defendants in withdraalng their an
swer to the government's bill in the I aper
trust case today at Ht. Paul, said:
This action on the part of the constitu
ent companies of the l'ap'r trust ter
minates the litigation by the entiy of a
Judgment for all the government de
manded In its bill and Is a complete vio-
I torv for the United Htates. They maiiu
1 faeture substantially the sole supply of
news print and fll.er paper for tits dls
' trh't wet of Chicago and east of the
', During th summer and autumn of I!W a
j large amount of testimony was taken
which tended to show the existence of tlnj
allegation combination, as charged In the
! bill, i'tirlng the Inking of the testimony
' the rni'praii.ns refused to exhibit their
books and anxwei questions on the ground
that such evidence was Immaterial and
that it would tend to Incriminate them.
Proceedings were thereupon instituted lu
th United Slates circuit court for the
eastern (iirtrlct i f V!consln to punish fr.r
contempt for refusing to produce hooka
! and arn-wer questions. These cases were
! argued in the supreme court of the United
States oil the jo oay oi jariuHry, in, wun
the case of Hale agalni! llenk'J, commonly
known aa the "Tobacco trust' raa. The
same questions were Involved In the Paper
trust case that were Involved III the To.
baceo truxt rase and the derisions of tha
supreme court In the two cases were ren
dered at ths ssme time. These decisions
inactlrally dlatxited of the defense In the
8per trust case and resulted in the Pro
ccedlnrs In the rliruit court at St. Paul
this morning, by which final Judgment
had been ordered lu favor of the govern,
Tout nam tn Dissolve.
MiLWA I'KEE, May 11. -A Journal sp-
tlal frcm Menasha. Wis, says that George
A. Whiting, first vice president of the G, n
eral Paper company, says thst the company
will now dissolve. When ssked whether til
office maintained la to WaUa huUams.
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