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OMAHA, MONDAY MOUNIN'O, MAY 14, 1906.
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FORECAST OF WE. "VG LAND decided
Senate Will Continue Disoanion of Amen
menu to the Eat Bill
VOTE PROBABLE WITHIN FEW DAYS
ErtenrlTa Debate ia Expected, HtmveT, on
' the Commission Feature.
APPROPRIATION BILLS WILL COME NEXT
Many Senator Will Leave for Short Vaca
ticra When Bate Bill is Diapoted Of.
ROUTINE BUSINESS IN THE HOUSE
Mr. Henonrn Will Htk aa Effort to
Hti tha Pore Pood Bill
VASHINOTON, May I$.-The United
States senate will begin the week with a
resumption of the consideration of the
railroad rate bill, and no one can say how
long that measure may continue to re
ceive attention. Senator Tillman, who ta
In charge of the hill, expresses very great
anxiety for a vote, but the probabilities
are that many of the senators wili desire
to speak I arther on the section that deals
with the Interstate Commerce commission,
which la to administer the legislation. Fur
ther debate on the general featurea of the
bill may also be expected, and it la not
at all improbable (hat the question of
Senator Tillman's negotiations with the
president will be revived.
With the rate bill disposed of the sen
ate 'will prohsbly be very quiet for a few
nhys. Many of the senators are worn out
from the extra exertion which the bill
Ii:is occasioned and some of them will leave
the city for a few days to rest. Among
who will follow this course Is Mr.
pan, who will go to South Carolina
week, and on account of his absence
nomination of Mr. Barnes to be post
(ter of the city of Washington prob-
will be delayed for soma time.
Appropriation Bills Next.
1 1 lie first leglslstlon of Importance which
may be undertaken Is the executive, legis
lative and Judicial appropriation bill. That
bill Is still before the committee on ap
propriations, but it Is still in such shape
thst It can be reported out at any time.
Senator Dillingham, chairman of the com.
mittee on immigration, pronamy win max
an effort to get action on the immigration
bill, but the present prospect is that that'
measure will arouse little, If any, con
troversy. Senator Clapp bopea to bring In
the conference report on the Indian ap
propriation bill, and there are ao many
subjects of difference tn the senate amend
ments to that measure that It is not prob
able that the' report will escape criticism
and considerable discussion. It la gen
erally agreed that some representative of
the conferees en the Joint statehood bill
will be demanded soon, but tha conferees
themselves sre Inclined to believe that it
vrlll T postponed beyond the present week,
as there is as yet no prospect of either
an -agreement or a disagreement. The
prospect for a report on the report of
typo of Isthmus canal is somewhat better,
but it la much befogged by the entangle
ment in tha committee.
. Routine Matters la Honae.
Two days are to be taken thla week in
the national house of representatives for
what Is regarded as routine business, to
day for District of Columbia legislation and
Friday for claims.
Th naval appropriation bill Is still on
the way. The Ave days given it last week
were only sufficient to complete the first
half of the bill. Chairman Foes estimates
that the mea sure can be passed Wednes
day, If Tuesday shall be given up entirely
(" tq Its consideration. Then will come a
1 contest between three bills, which under
special orders have the right-of-way over
appropriation bills. Those are the pur
food bill, In charge of Representative Hep
burn of Iowa; the naturalization bill, In
charge of Representative Bonynge of Colo
rado, and the bill amending the Immigra
tion laws, made a special order at the ln
atance of Representative Gardner of Mass,
chuaette. Each of these members will en
deavor to get up the bill in his cure. Chair
man Hepburn appears Jo hnve the better
chance of success.
Th foreign affairs committee last week
completed the diplomatic and consular ap
propriation bill, and this, a short measure,
will undoubtedly be sent on Its way to the
senate before the week is over.
gereral speeches Scheduled.
Several speeches of various topics have
been scheduled for delivery on some one of
these measures during the week. Should
th pure tood bill come up. there Is no like
. llhood that a conclusion csn be reached In
Its consideration. Considerable opposition
to th meaaurhas developed and several
members havt tidlcated their Intention of
opposing It o floor of the house.
The sundry' I appropriation bill 1 still
th subject o ly consideration by the
appropriations mlttee. It Is expected
to be in a completed state about the end
of th week, and will. In that event, he th
work for th following week.
A committee of the lower house of the
Russian Parliament having been chosen to
consider and make a report on the possible
ulutlons of the agrarian problem. It is ex
pected that the sessions of the house will
continue regularly until this all-Important
question Is solved. The cry of "amnesty
for political prisoners" has been raised and
undoubtedly will be kept to the fore.
Th emperor has shown such a capacity
to' accord with the Parliament that order J
out of cbaos may come sooner even than '
th most sanguine had hoped. This week I
will eo see the preparation of the lower
house's reply to the speech from the throne,
nfWC which it may be considered that th
ir-J)gl of Russia's representative of the
rlfi'-to of th people baa begun.
. Tart lMsk i
'.retery Taft will be the guest of honor i pany, similar to that now being tnaugu
tt t'. annual convention dinner of the Na- j rated against that corporation by Attorney
tiona' Association of Manufacturers In New I General Hadley of Missouri. Nelthes Mayor
York. May M. Th sessions of the con- I Brown nor City Attorney Strode would con-
vaaUJJi wui last rrom Hay is to IT. Secre-
Xary Tart l expected to apeak on the Phil
Th general assembly of the Presbyter!
Charon wilt meet tn Das Moines, May 17.
Tb reports of the various committees will
b submitted and addrease will be de
livered by protstnent minister.
Wlf Harder sss Salrlde.
tlLWAUKKK. Wis.. Msy IS William
all, aastd M years, shot and killed his
WUa. aad M year, early today and after
antfaly atfaanptrog ta kill but daughter, shot
fclmaatf. He en tared th house wher Ma
wrtro waa llwtns throturtt a wrtnaow. fit
Was aaluoT tuw diwsrqe-
irrnif (oart rinds In Fnvor of
Original Heirs In Kn rolat
SAfl CITY. Mo. May IS By a dcl.
(Wed yeterdsy by the Kansas eu
. ...ne court property lorstd Just over the
Missouri state line here snd running to
Ksw point on the Ksw, or Kansas river,
valued at between tl.ofln.ono end $:.r.oo.
was swarded to the heirs of the original
owners. Murh of the property, which Is
In what Is known .is the West bottoms, Is
occupied by big htisinee concerns who
must now vacate or purchase the lend.
The case In Its various phases haa been
In the courts for half a century. The land
nr'glnally wss settled upon In 1WT by Pl'as
Armstrong, an Indian of the Wyandotte
tribe, living at t'pper Bnndusky, O. Sev
ersl whites settled upon some of the lend.
Hulls followed, ending In Armstrong dis
posing of the greater portion of his prop
erty. In time the rlrer cut a new chsnnel
snd left pert of the lend an Island. Later
the river resumed Its natural channel and
the islsnd with secretions was settled upon
by numerous business enterprises.
By the decision now rendered by the
Ksnsas supreme court the property reverts
to the heirs of Armstrong and the whites
to whom he sold pert of the land. Among
those who will benefit by the decision are
three families of Wyandotte Indians, th
Mudeater, Rabitnllle and the Buxxard fam
ilies, descendants of Armstrong who live
on reservations In the Indian territory, and
who will receive a small share each, Mrs.
Anna B. Wood, Sol Jones, ssslstsnt general
superintendent of the Metropolitan Street
Railway company of Kansas City; Mrs.
Anna Fennell, wlf of James Fennell of th
Armour Packing company; Mrs. Virginia
Fennell, whose husband manages the
Macon, Mo., coal mines of the Armour
company; Mary J- Wise, mother superior
of Loretta academy of this city, and S. K.
Those who will lose the heaviest by tha
decision are the Fowler Packing company,
the National Waterworka company and
Hunter M. Meriwether, all of whom had
settled upon the portions of the land and
claimed the accretions left by tha river
when it returned to Its old channel.
FATE OF FATHER GAPON
Body of Priest Found Hang-lag; la
Deserted Villa Sear Oserkl,
ST. PETERSBURG. May 13. Th mys
tery of the fate of Father Gapon appar
ently was cleared up today by th dla
oovery of a corpse, which has almost pos
itively been identified as that of the former
priest, hanging In the upper chamber of a
lonely villa In the summer suburb of
Oserkl, Finlsnd. The villa was rented
April for the aummer and a deposit paid
by an unknown man from St. Petersburg
who, after visiting the house several time
In company wltb a young workman, disap
peared April 11, taking the key with him.
The proprietress of the villa, alarmed at
tha nonappearance of the tenant, notified
the police, who entered the house. Knock
ing down a door they wer confronted by
a body In a long coat hanging from a
nail, the feet touching tha floor. : paeon
position of the face made positive Identifi
cation difficult, but th featurea resem
bled those of Gapon and the clothing corre
sponded with that worn by tha missing
labor leader. As the usual symptoms of
strangulation were absent it is conjectured
that the man was killed elsewhere and his
body brought to the villa on the night of
April 10. This would agree with the date
of the execution of Gapon given in In
formation of the secret police and with
the death sentence of the former priest as
announced in recent dispatches from
TO IMPROVE THE MISSOURI
Congressmen Lorlmer and Ranadell
gay the Great Waterway
Shoold Re I sed.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., May IS. Congress
men Ransdell of Louisiana and Davidson
of Wisconsin of the sub-committee of the
house committee on rivers and harbors left
tonight for St. Louis after Investigating
local river conditions. Congressman Lorl
mer of Illinois left for Chicago last night
and Congressman Ellis, the fourth mem
ber of the committee, goes to St. Louis
In speeches made by th congressmen
last night to a number of delegates from
Missouri points assembled at the rooms
of the Commercial club great till ruts wer
predicted for the Missouri rIVer as a com
ing factor In the adjustment of freight
Congressman Lorlmer of Illinois said:
You have a fine river. It should be Im
proved To think that buais might go
from here to Omaha, perhaps, with little
trouble; s great avenue ot commerce at
your gates and you are not using It. You
have a solution here of the whole question
of railroad discrimination.
Congreesman Ransdell spoke In a similar
It is a pity that so fine a waterway la
being neglected wasted: that boats loaded
with freight are not steaming along It
from city to city.
The party was shown over the city dur
ing the day by members of the Commer
MAYOR BROWN IN ST. LOUIS
Lincoln Kaecntlve, Accompanied hi
City Attorney, Visits Monad City
ST. LOUIS. May lS.-Mayor F. W. Brown,
City Attorney E. C. Strode and Attorney
H. A. Reese of Lincoln. Neb., arrived In
the city today and will remain for several
days transacting Important business.
They would not divulge the nature of
I their visit in St. Louis, but stated that ile
l velopmenla with the next few days would
I make known the object of their mission.
I It was rumored tonight that they are
here in the interest of a legal fight that Is
I to be furthered In Lincoln and the state of
; Nebraska aaalnst the Standard Oil com-
firm the rumor.
HON. J. F. CORNELL IS DEAD
Former Awdltor of State Dies
Former Awdltor of State
Reader at His Ham la'
VERDON. Neb., Msy 1$. (Special Tele
gram.) Hon. J. F. Cornell, who served two
terms as auditor of state, died her today.
Mr. Cornell was prominent In th ' coun
cils of th populist party god wv first
a looted la Uff.
SEED MEN OPPOSE FREE SEEDS
Opportunity Gien for Hearing; Before
WILL DENY EXISTENCE OF TRUST
Contention Is that Distribution of
Common Varieties Is t'nwarranted
Interference with Legitimate
(From a Staff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON. May IS. f Special.) The
senate committee on agriculture has
granted the representatives of the seed
trade a hearing on the question of the free
distribution of common garden seeds
through what I known as the congressional
free aeed distribution. The seedsmen have
long protested against what they term Is
an unjust Interference with their legitimate
business, but never before have they had
an opportunity to present the matter to
the senate committee. Some years ago sev
eral seedsmen appeared before the house
committee on agriculture, but this year
they knew nothing of the possibility of the
committee eliminating the customary free
seed appropriation until after the commit
tee had acted. Consequently they had no
opportunity to present their views to the
committee in a forms l manner.
They Will Present Reasons.
The hearing before the senate committee
promises to be of more than usual interest,
following as it does the riotous debate In
th house of representatives. The seeds
men will maintain that there is no consti
tutional authority for the distribution of
common garden seeds and will present to
the committee that there is not, so far as
known, any other government which gives
away anything, and of everything produced
In the United States the only product
gratuitously distributed by this government
la aeeds. The existence of a Seed trust or
the possibility of the same will be denied,
and something will be said concerning the
charges of adulteration of seeds. Hun
dreds of letters from editors of agricultural
publications, dally newspapers and others,
will be presented, as welt as editorials and
articles from almost every newspaper In
the United States of prominence, denounc
ing the seed distribution as a graft. Reso
lutions from the national and state granges
will be submitted, together with those of
many agricultural societies.
Opposition Is to Common Meeds.
The seedsmen are highly Indignant that
anyone should question their right to pro
test against what they believe to be an
unwarranted, unjust and Illegal interference
with their business. They do not oppose
the free distribution of valuable or rare
seeds within the meaning of th original
act, but they hold that agriculture derives
no benefit whatever from the gratultoua
and Indiscriminate distribution of turnips,
rutabaga, radish, cabbage and horse
radish aeed. The hearing Is set for Friday
morning, and aeedsmen from Boston, New
York, Rochester, Philadelphia, Richmond,
Baltimore, Cincinnati and elsewhere will
be in attendance.
moot Case Come I n Friday.
Th committee oh privilege and election
of the senate expects to vote upon the
question -of the right of Senator Reed M.
Smoot of Utah to continue to occupy his
eat on Friday next.. This ease haa been
pending for three yeara and score of wit
nesses have been brought from Utah and
Idaho to tell what they know about the
Up to the present time the total expense
of the Inquiry has been between 122,000 and
$23,000. That sum, however, does not In
clude the printing bills nor the attorney
fees paid by the protestants or Senator
Smoot himself. A It Is understood ex
Senator Carlisle received a fee of S1O.00O
and ex-Congressman rTaylor a like amount,
it is safe to assert that the total cost of
the Inquiry to all parties concerned will
approximate between $60,000 and $76,000.
As to the outcome only one thing Is cer
tain and that Is that the report of th
committee will not recommend the "exclu
sion" of Mr. Smoot. Senator Burrows,
chairman of the committee, and Senator
DuBols, the most active opponent of the
Mormons, favor the adoption of an "ex
clusion" vote; that is, they hold that it Is
within the power of the senate to declare
the aeat vacant by a majority vote. To
expel would require two-thirds. Not a
sufficient number of senators are willing to
support the Burrows-DuBois plan for the
very good reason that the establishment
of such a precedent might lead to the ar
bitrary use of power by a majority, when
the senate -Is nearly equally divided po
litically. It Is generally believed that It will be
Imposslbe to secure the votes of sixty sen
ators to exel Mr. Bniool. Indeed, there Is
a growing belief that not even a majority
can be depended upon to so vote. Mr.
Smoot has made many friends since he
first took his seat, three years ago. He
Is a gentleman of affability and Integrity,
who haa done more for Utah than any one
of his predecessors since the state wss ad
mitted. Even his worst enemies do not
claim that he Is not a man of high moral
GOLL BEHIND PRISON BARS
Cashier Who Assisted la Robbing
Mllwssket Bank Joins Its
President In Pea.
LEAVENWORTH. Kan., May 18.-Henry
G. Goll. former cashier of the First Na
tional bank at Milwaukee, recently found
guilty of misapplying the funds of that
Institution and making false entries and
sentenced to ten years In the United States
penitentiary -at Fort Leavenworth, arrived
at the prison today. Goll appeared per
fectly cool when he entered the prison
gates and remarked that he was glad the
trtal was over. Warden McClaughry said
he would assign the prisoner to do clerical
work. He may work In the same depart
ment with Frank O. Bigelow, former presi
dent of the First National bank, now serv
ing ten years for his part in embetillng
the funds of the bank. The bank was
"aval Stores Plant.
OULFPORT, Miss.. May lt-Th enor
mous plant of th New Orleans Naval
Stores company and S. S. 6 hotter ft Co.
were totally destroyed by fire today, six
acres occupied by the rosin yards, ware
houses, commissary and atorage rooms
being entirely swept by th flame. Tb
Ore Is supposed to have originated In loose
bay In the commissary. Loss was about
$T0.fl0n. with $ Insurance
Palat Factory In ft. I.oals.
6T. -LOUIS. Mo . May IJ.-Tb factory
of th Vane-Calvert Paint company burned
today, entailing a lose estimated between
$4B.0H and SUUM. fully Insured Tb origin
Jof tb fir haa sot boea determined.
FIGHT AT DOWIE MEETING
Riot tarta When First Apostle
Acenses Opponents of Thefts
CHICAGO. May U.-A meeting over
which Jonn Alexsnder Dowie presided st
Zlon City this sffernoon wss broken up
by a numbr of followeis of the opposing
faction, assisted by several outsiders, and
before the crowd dispersed a free fight oc
curred. Dowie was addressing the audience, num
bering about fl"0. and made the statement
thst the overseers of the Vollva faction
were thieves and robbers. At once a num
ber of those in the audience were on their
feet, shouting; "No, no; you sre the rob
ber. Why don't you psy your debts?"
The disturbance became so violent that a
7.lon guard was sent to restore order. The
gusrd took hold of an old (tray-headed
man who was loudest In his demands for
Dowie to psy his obligations, and this
was a signal for a free fight A dozen
men selxet the guard and were shout to
drag him down the aisle, when Gladstone
Dowie and Deacon Arrlngtnn mounted the
platform and called upon the audience not
to create a disturbance and to take their
After quiet had been restored, Dowie
again attempted to proceed with the meet
ing, but he wss Jeered and called traitor
and robber until ha finally decided to dis
miss the audience.
A riot call wss sent to the police station
and Captain of Tollce Walker with four
men hurried to the tabernacle In a wagon.
By the time the police arrived most of
the audience had left the building. In the
midst of the trouble Burleigh, the negro
attendant of Dowie, rushedupon the plat
form and placed himself at the "first apos
tle's" side, Nvhlle those of the uniformed
Zlon guards who have taken sides with
Dowie formed a line of defense In front
of the platform. No attempt at violence,
however, was made against Dowie.
Dowie was so week that he had to be
carried from his carriage Into the taber
nacle by two attendants, but It was an
nounced at Bhlloh house tonight that he
had eaten a hearty dinner and that he felt
no 111 effect from the excitement of the
At an afternoon meeting called for Dowie
adherents only, but which was Invaded by
a large number of those who were riotous
at the former meeting, Dowie precipitated
a second general disturbance. He caused
to be read a letter from one of his sup
porters stating that the writer's wife had
passed safely through the crisis of a serious
Illness while Dowie preyed for her. This
fact Dowie compared with the case of Mrs.
M. E. Cantel, wife of an overseer, who
died last Friday without medical attention,
while Vollva and his supporters were offer
ing prayers for her recovery.- Dowie de
clared ho feared the woman would die be
cause she associated herself with the rebels.
Immediately there was a storm of hisses
and shouts of "shame, shame." j
"There Is a death In store for many more
of you if this rebellion keeps on," continued
Dowie. Again the people sprang from their
chairs shouting and gesticulating until th
tumult became so general that Dowie waa
again obliged to bring the meeting to a
PLENTY OF WATER IN 'FRISCO
ReserTolrs Ar ladamaated and Blgr
Breaka, la the Malna Have -Been
SAN FRANCISCO, May IS. On of the
causes of the destruction of the greater
portion of San Francisco was revealed to
day when Mayor Schmlts and Engineer
Schusseter of the Spring Valley Water
company, accompanied by other officials,
made a trip down the peninsula to inspect
the huge mains of the water company
which furnished the city's water supply
from Crystal Springs and other lakes. Sev
eral big breaks were found in the malna
and thus was explained th reason why tb
city was without sufficient water supply
to fight the flames. Engineer Schusseter
showed where the company had endeav
ored to obviate such accidents by using
pliable trestles, but even this precaution
had not availed in the seismic disturbance.
The reservoirs were found to be undam
aged and the city la now receiving a sup
ply of water amply sufficient for domestic
needs and fire protection in the unburued
Today was one of unusual quietude and
beyond the arrest of Policeman W. E.
Cooney, who had in some unknown manner
secured a supply of liiiuor, there waa vir
tually nothing to disturb the Sabbath.
Cooney became Involved In a quarrel with
a cltlien and shot at him. Cooney waa de
prived of his star and locked up. Chief
Dlnan declared that lie would make an ex
ample of 111 til.
Church services were held on a broader
scale today. Temporary structures were
used by congregations that had lost their
churches by fire, and where the buildings
hsd not been harmed Indoor worship was
resumed. Sightseers were not so numer
ous today, their curiosity apparently hav
ing been satisfied through the week.
STAMP PUT ON MONEY ORDER
Two-rant Poatase Stack on aad Paper
Mailed WKhont Going; Into
The postomce people have a money order
for a fairly good sum that was deposited
In the letter receiving box Saturday after
noon. The party went Into the money order
department, bought an order, put a t-cent
stsinp on it and sent It on Its way, and
himself satisfied with the convenient ar
rangement the government had made for
transmitting money with absolute safety.
It will be remembered thst on the face
of a money order is a pluce where It says
"stsmp here." This means for the re
ceiving postmaster to place his official
stamp on the order when It is paid. The
buyer of the money order supposed that the
"stamp here" notice meant to place a 2
cent stsmp there as indicated and did
so. He did not even go to the trouble of
putting the order in an envelope, but let
it go Just as It was.
CARL SCHURZ IS WORSE i
Dlstlngalshed Patleat I nconselons
Mack of the Day aad Coadltloa
NEW YORK, May 11 Th condition of
Carl Bchurs took a serious turn tonight.
Earlier tn fhe day it was thought that Mr.
Schura bad made a substantial Improve- I
ment, but shortly before 10 o'clock tonight 1
tha following bulletin was issued by the
Mora frequently uneenaetoug alne noon.
New attack of pulmonary oodema thus far
modnrata. Temperature, puis and raaplra,
Uoa nalna. Condition moat serious.
STATEMENT BY MR. TILLMAN
South Carolina Senator Bsitertte Hie
Charee Acainst President EooeeTelu
QUOTES LETTER FROM MR. CHANDLER
Secretaries Root and Tnft and Sen
ator Lodge Hold na Rstetided
Conference with Chief
WASHINGTON, May 13-8enator Till
man, who yesterday msde a atstement In
the senate covering the details of his and
Senator Bailey's negotiations through ex
Senator Chandler, with President Roose
velt regsrdlng the rate bill, tonight msde
public a portion of a written ststement
made to hlrr by Mr. Chandler of his vari
ous conferences with the president on this
subject. The portion given out by Mr.
Tillman is largely a repetition of the first
part of his statement In the senate yes
terday. It covers, however, that portion
where Mr. Tillman had quoted Mr. Chand
ler as saying that the president had stated
that he had come to a complete disagree
ment with the senatorial lawyers, who were
trying to defeat or Injure the bill, naming
Messrs. Knox, Spooner snd Forsker, re
garding which statement Senator Lodge
subsequently said he was authorised to
stste from the White House thst It wss
an unqualified falsehood. On this subject
Mr. Chandler, referring to the president,
said tn his written statement: "He said
that he had been much troubled by the
advocacy of an Unlimited court review by
some of the lawyers of the senate naming
Senators Knox, Spooner and Foraker as
trying to Injure or defeat the bill by In
genious constitutional argumenta, but that
h nad come to a complete disagreement
with them. He made this point emphatic
Tillman Reiterates Statement.
The statement given out by Mr. Tillman
Senator Tillman said today that on Sat
urday, May 6, he Insisted on hsving from
ex-Senator Chandler a written statement
of the various conferences by the latter
In connection with the plan of the presi
dent to control the railroad rate legisla
tion by alliance with the democrats of the
senate and Mr. Chandler gave him such
a statement made prior to Saturday, May
12, and signed by Mr. Chandler. Mr. Till
man said that he would give out a por
tion of that statement relating to the In
terviews of Mr. Chandler with the presi
dent on March 81 which had become a sub
ject of dispute, but would retain the re
mainder for use In case any other parts of
his statement In the senate on Saturday
should be denied.
Mr. Cbandler'a Statement .
The following Is the portion of Mr.
Chandler's statement given out by Mr.
"On Saturday afternoon, March 81, J908,
a friend of mine came Into my office and
told me of the White House conference of
that day In which an understanding as to
a limited court review hHd been reached
with Senator Long and others, and he told
me that the president wished to get Into
communication with the democrats and
would shortly ask me to come and see
him. While he was talking a messenger
boy arrived with a letter to m from Mr.
Loeb as follow:
THIS WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON.
D. C, March SI. 190. My Dear Senator
Chandler; The president requests me to
say that he would be glad to have you
come to the White House to Bee him at
t:a0 o'clock tonight. Will yoo please let
the bearer know whether you can comet,
Very truly yours,
WILLIAM LOEB, Jr., ,
Secretary to the President.
Hon. W- E. Chandler, 14fl I Street.
I told the messenger I would be there.
At the time and - place appointed, the
president said to me that he wished
through me to get Into communication with
Mr. Tillman, Mr. Bailey and other demo
cratic senators. He talked slowly and
carefully. In exact substance his stste
ment was this: "That he reached the con
clusion that the beat plen for railroad
rate legislation was to expressly grant a
court review, but to distinctly limit it to
two points; first, an inquiry whether the
Interstate Commerce commission had ex
ceeded its authority, and, second, sn in
quiry whether the constitutional rights of
the carrier had been violated. He said
that he had been much troubled by the
advocacy of an unlimited court review by
some ot th lawyrs of the senate nam
ing Senator Knox. Spooner and Forsker
as trying to Injure or defeat the bill by
Ingenious constitutions! arguments, but
that he had come to a complete disagree
ment with them. He msde this point em
phatic bv repetition; said that he would
go thus 'far and no farther, and that his
decision would be unalterable. He de
clared that he wished to sscertain whether
there could be united action In the senate
smong the friends of the bill, so that it
could be surely passed without Injurious
amendments, and he named various re
publican senators who. he thought were
true friends ot the bill, but said that it
would take nearly all the democrats to
carry the limitation and defeat all ob
noxious provisions. ... , .
After the president hsd made his state
ment I replied that I had reason to believe
that most of the democrats In the senate
would sustain his limitation of the court s
powers, but that I was sure that Mr.
BVilley and Mr. Tillman would Insist upon
coupling with the limitation some re
striction upon the power of the courts to
Issue injunctions against the orders of the
commission. Before I had Mulshed my
staten ent on his point the president ln
...rH n mtvlne that I need not ex-
Main runner oecauee hp www mainnj m
Hvor of some such restriction.
Thst evening I saw Mr. Tinman ana luia
him what had occurred.
Topic vf Discussion.
Senator Tillman's statement In the senate
yesterday was the principal topic of dis
cussion In official circles today. The sena
tor had a number of callers at his apart
ments with whom he talked freely about
the matter, among whom wer Senator
Bailey and ex-Senator ' Chandler. Mr.
Chandler has been urged by soms of his
friends to make publio a atatement over
his own signature regarding ' the denial
by Senator Lodge of the accuracy of th
president's remarks In reference to Sena
tors Spooner, Knox and Foraker. He de
clined, however, to u further brought into
the controversy at thla time, saying he
would let the matter for the present rest
on the statement made public by Mr. Till
man. .It was with Mr. Chandler's consent
that the portion of-his written statement
to Mr. Tillman of his conferences wltb th
president was made public.
Attorney General Moody, whose partici
pation in the rale bill conference wss re
ferred to by Mr. Tillman, was In New York
today. He is expected back in Washington
Coaferenre at White Henae.
Senator Lodge called at the White House
this evening and took dinner with' the pres
ident. Subsequently Secretaries Root and
Taft arrived at the White House and
Joined the president and Senator. Lodge.
Senator Idge and Secretaries Root and
Taft remained with the president until lale
tonight-. At the conclusion of their visit
none of the parties present would discuss
the visit and all of them declined to answer
any questions regarding the subject under
Faaeral Driver Wla Strike.
NEW TORK. Msy 1$. More than 200
funerala were held tn greater New Tork
today, th 1,500 union funeral drivers who
struck last week hsvtng returned to work.
An amlcshle adjustment of the differencee
between the drlvera and th Funeral
Coach Ownere' association waa arrived at
early today. Tha drivers won their fight,
securing shorter hours, a $3 Increase In
weekly salary and recognition of 1 their
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BALDWIN 0NTHE RATE BILL
I nlon Pacific Solicitor Say Some Prn
- visions Hit the Railroad with
"This slow moving, reluctant to art sen
ate has added many Important provisions
to the rate bill which were contemplsted
In the house, but not embodied In the bill
by that body," said John N. Baldwin, gen
eral solicitor for the Unlnfl raclfir. yester
day upon his return from Wsshlngton and
ether eastern points. Mr. Baldwin was In
Washington a considerable portion of the
time he was away, but poor health com
pelled him to seek rest along the coast
"The debate on the rate matters was In
teresting sll the- way through and wss
watched with Interest by all sections Of the
country, the east more than the west, for
the eastern papers hsd fuller reports thsn
were sent by th Associated Press. The
bill in Uwlf waa the result of th united
work of many and would have been pre.
sented by Mr. Allison, but he was 111 snd
"I believe the bill as adopted with Its
amendments I going to give satisfaction
to all concerned. The main features were
kept Intact as It came from the house, and
to these were added the amendments which
the best legal minds of the senate thoujrht
necessary to preserve Its constitutionality.
"Many tmportant amendmenta were added
by the senste, some of which hit the rail
roads pretty hard. An amendment wns
added which gave the Interstate Commerce
Commission Jurisdiction over the pipe lines
of th country. Another prohibits common
carrier from engaging In other business,
such ss coal and oil. An antipass amend
ment waa passed which waa pretty atrong
and will work qul'.e a change tn the dis
tributing of free transportation.
"Sleeping cars and private car lines wer
put absolutely under the Jurisdiction of the
Interstate Commerce Commission. This
baa been a mooted question before.
"The Imprisonment clause waa added to
the original Cullom bill."
AUTOMOBILE BLOWS TOP OFF
Gasoline Tank Explodes and Several
Passena-ers Are Severely
An automobile belonging to the R. R.
Kimball garage was wrecked by the ex
plosion of gasoline at Farnam atreet and
the boulevard at 10:2S o'clock Sunday night.
Two persons were cut and burned, four
others badly ahaken and the windows were
broken and buildings shaken for several
blocks around. Harry A. Prklne, Uintah
Flat, $950 Leavenworth strvet, was burned
about the hqnda and face and re calved
slight cut from flying debris, while R. C.
Farberg, the chauffer, waa injured in "a
like manner, though less severely. Besides
those Injured the occupants of th automo
bile wer Mrs. Perkins; Miss Hardy, daugh
ter of H. Hardy, 281 Poppleton avenue:
N. D. Jones and one other man. Perkins
and Farberg were taken ta John B. Conte's
drug store at Thlrty-aecond and Farnam
streets and attended by Dr. Frederick Ba
con, who was summoned. Dr. Bacon
dressed Perkins' injuries, but Farberg left,
saying he was going to a hospital. Perkins
waa then taken home In a carriage.
The party had been at the Field club and
had taken Mr. and V s. O. F. Fnenater
to their home, 802 North Fortieth street,
from the olub. The automobile wan then
run to Farnam street snd Just as the turn
Into th boulevard was being made the
gasoline take exploded, wrecking the front
of the vehicle. Mr. Perkins was seated high
on the edge of the front seat and he and the
chauffeur received the full force of the
Houses six blocks distant were Jarred
and the residents In the neighborhood
rushed out to learn the cause. Windows
two blocks away were shattered.
SHOWS WHAT IS IN A NAME
Woman Who Kale Diamonds Causes
Woe .for One Who Does
Is it pleasant to have one'a identity con
founded with another person who eats
This question can be answered by Mrs.
Mae Thomas of $1( North Fifteenth atreet,
whose name Is the same as that of the wo
man who swallowed a stolen two-carat
diamond In Coombs' store. Many friends
called up Mrs. Thomas to ask about the
atate of her health, but until Sunday morn
ing aha remained In Ignorance of the cause
of their solicitude. Then she read the
"How do you feel by this time?" her
friends would ask over the telephone.
"I'm feeling well. Why?" was the
Then they would laugh and hang up
She has begun to regard the affair as
funny, but she fears that her mother will
read in The Bee of the diamond-eating
feat of her namesake. The mother lives
several miles from Crelghton, and Mrs.
Thomas cannot get a telegram to her. Mrs.
Thomas Is a trained iiurae.
Mrs. Thomas says If that eminent gen
tleman who once propounded the question,
"What's In a name?" were here she could
give him a aatlsfactory answer.
WOOL . DEADLOCK
Half Million Ponnds Sold to Eastern
Bayer at Rawlins, Wy.
RAWLINS, Wyo., May U (Special )
Th threatened deadlock between th wool
growers of this section and the buyers wss
broken Friday when over 600,100 pound
, of wool was sold to eastern commission
houses. Price ranged from 21V4 cents to
2i cent a. Prevlou offers had ranged
from li to $0 rents. These prices were
refused by th grower, who said they
would consign every pound of wool beor
they would accept the offerings.
It Is believed thst the prices offered her
Friday and Saturday will be th prevailing
average prices for tha entire stste from
new on. Fully H per cent of the Wyeiolng
ellp has been sold.
In a few localities owner ar holding
! off for 2 rents per pound, and where the
wool ia especially fine they may receive
. Shearing ia new progress in sll counties
leapt L eami, Albany, Converse. Weston
TURKS LEAVE TABA1I
Bnlun'i Soldiers Quickly Eyaeuata the
COMMISSION PROPOSAL , IS REJECTED
Abdul Hsmid's Scheme for Dellmintir?
Frontier Turned Down by Great Britain.
INSIST UPON COMPLETE SATISFACTION
Forte Expeoted to Yield All Points Before
APOLOGY IS MADt TO GERMANY
attsracttaa Promised for Celsar of
hip Odysseas, ant Reqoest I
Mad for Redaetloa of
CONSTANTINOPLE. Msy lS.-Tabah has
been evacuated by the Turkish troops by
order of the sultan. The porte'a reply on
Friday to the British note agreed to tho
evacuation of Tabah and to the appoint
ment of a commission for the dcllmination
ot the boundary, but It was couched In
such terms as to mske It not acceptable
to Sir Nlcholss O'Conor, the British am
bassador, and he haa Insisted on complete
satisfaction being given before the expira
tion of the limit set by the British note.
It la expeoted that thla will be accorded
Apology to Germany.
The porte today replied to Germany's
protest against the boarding and detention
of the German sailing ship Odysseus by
Turkish officials recently while the vessel
was discharging cargo at Chlbuklu. The
reply expresses regret at the occurrence
and promises to punish tho officials respon
sible for it, but it proposes a reduction of
th Indemnify of $3,600 which Germany de
manded. The German protest described the
aelxure of th Odysseus aa an act ot piracy.
London View of Situation.
LONDON. May U. According to special
dlspatchea from Constantinople printed in
this morning's newspapers the Porte' re
ply to the British note promised to restore
the status quo ante on the Sinai peninsula
and the dellminatlon of the frontier by
Turkish and Egyptian officials now on the
spot. Sir Nicholas O'Connor, th Brttish
ambassador to Turkey, insists on th de
llminatlon of an Anglo-Turkish commis
sion. This is the demand th sultan la try
ing to evade, as It would acknowledge Great
Britain's protectorate over Egypt and the
severance of Kgypt from tho Ottoman em
pire, while th sultan wishes to maintain
before the world that Egypt 1 still a por
tion of his empire. The Morning Post's
Constantinople correspondent say that
Tewflk Pasha, the Turkish foreign minister,
furnished Ambassador O'Connor with ex
planation which he considered quit satis
factory, thus ending th crisis.
The Chronicle' Alexandria correspondent
gives an official dispatch which Qhabt Ah
met Moukhtar Pasha, th Turkish commis
sioner at Cairo, received from Constanti
nople. It says; "A tb occupation ot
Tabah: was intended only to preserve the
status quo of th Sinai peninsula by pre
venting th erection of military fortifica
tions, and as necessary guarantees have
now been received, the Porte ha Issued
orders for its troops to withdraw from
Tabah to their original place. They will
be conveyed by the British cruiser Dlama.
Negotiations are now proceeding to secure
a final settlement ot the Sinai question." ,
Faaeral of Bey ot Tnnls.
TUNIS, May IS. -The funeral of Bidl Mo-
hammed El Hadji, bey of Tunla, took place
this afternoon before an enormous gather
ing of natives and European and the
French military and civil authorities. There
was a magnificent display of Mohammedan
rites, chanting dirges and many of th
Arabs touching the garment of th dad
bey with the expectation ot obtaining par
don for condemned relative.
BARNARD'S CAPTURE GOOD ONE
Valuable Plekap fey Secret Servlco
la Crnaado Against th -Conaterf
"The arrest of Barnard at Denver last
week and the rapture of a number of plates
for making the buffalo 110 counterfeit
notes was a good piece of work on the
part of the secret service and la a moat
valuable and important capture," said
Chief John E. Wllkle. "Barnard's brother-in-law
had been captured on the Santa
Fe some time before with eighty-six of
the counterfeit notes In his possession. It
was then evident to the secret service
men that they wer not far from the dis
tributing station and source of manufac
ture of the notes. The brother-in-law con
fessed that Barnard was In Denver, and
he waa finally located there. After hi ar
rest he denied all knowledge of tha plates,
but aa he was wanted In Texas for a big
Job of counterfeiting there we Informed
him he would have to go back there. Thla
snared him out, aa he did not want to take
hla chances in a Texas Jail, aa they are
said to be but a few remove from tb
attractions of MexU-sn Jails, so , h told
of the location of the platea and they
were recovered. The Texas indictment
against him has been dismissed and .he
will have to answer at Denver for the
buffalo $10 counterfeits. He Is on Ot the
moat dangerous and expert counterfeiter
In the country. I understand that tbey
put out a considerable number of the coun
terfeits through Colorado and New-Mexico,
but none of them got east of tho
sections that 1 have learned of."
LIKE M'NALLY'S ROW OF FLATS
Cosmopolitan Party Fmbraoea Secret
Service Officer, Pnglllst, Priest,
"I met a funny combinations of traveler
on the Overland Limited th other day
coming from San Francisco," said L. C.
Wheeler of the secret service. "In our
csr were two pslnted women driven from
San Frsndsco, a priest, Jimmy Brilt, tha
prlxe fighter, and a quartet of promoters
going tn New York to sell stock in thn
j Desth Valley mine, , that has given "Sootlt .
"The promoters were the most interesting
bunch of the whole group. Tbey com
prised the discoverer of the mine, a friend
of Scotty's. s mining engineer and One or
two others interested In th scheme. They
had photographs of the mine, colored to
; represent the gold ledges, and abundant
! samples of cre ttint ram sll the way from
: $1.W o $J.0rtf i-er ton. They hsd elso
i with them picture of the scrap lliat
Srntty'a brother got Into, when tryliuj I
steer a party of prospector Into ta bbC
tsrlou Death VaJlag.' '
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