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OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, , MAY 13, 1906-TEX
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ESTABLISHED JUKE 19, 1871.
CRISIS IN RUSSIA
Csar Must Conceds Amnsitj to Political
Priioneri or Aocepl Battle.
POPULAR TIDE IS RISING HIGH
Demand for Immediate Action Comes from
All Part of Empire.
STRONG PRESSURL ON PARLIAMENT
Moderate! Succeed in Controlling Badicals
for the Present
COUNCIL MAY ALSO TAKE A HAND
ltron( Sentiment in t'pper Honse
in Favor of Releasing Political
Offender Not Guilty
ST. PETERSBURG, May 14 A
over the question of granting amnest
ready confronts the emperor, who wll. .
compelled to yield or have to accept . '
gag of battle. Almost every family
Russia contains a member or relative wb
has suffered or Is now suffering for hi&
political opinions and their demand for the
release of all political offenders has fired
the Imaglnrtlon of the country. The radi
cals In ths lower house of Parliament In
sist that a demand for amnesty should lie
presented to the emperor as an ultimatum.
This the moderate leaders of the constitu
tional democrats havs thus far sueceeilisl
tu preventing, but It the tide continues to
rise they must bow to the wilt of the radi
cals or their leadership will be swept away.
It Is extremely significant that a strong
faction In the upper house of Parliament
I j advocating the necessity for meeting the
popular demands. The members yesterday
and today, In conference under the presi
dency of Prince Eugene Troubetskoy, -discussed
this policy. By a large majority,
and against the protest of the reactionists
under Prince Kassatkine Rostkovskl, It
was decided to also .make a reply to the
pefch from the throne at the opening of
Wltte with Liberals.
fount Wltte Immediately aligned himself
with ths liberals. In a speech which made
a deep Impression he advocated the justice,
and necessity of amnesty for political pr'.e-
mm. 11a favored, however, a compromise,
tVtlarlng It would be folly to open the
floors of the prisons to all. Amnesty
fhould be restricted to those who are not
guilty of political murder or robbery.
"If the prisons are opened," he observed,
tenuetiUously, "my advice to people with
property 1 to gather up what they can
end get out of tha country as soon as
Count Wltte s attitude Indicate that ha
Intends to'make a bold bid lor the liberal
leadership In the lower house.
M. Shtpuff of Moscow, who la natural
leader af the progre-isive element in the
upper hu'iuei wanted tlie rrpiy to the speech
from the throne to go further and Include
a demand for the revision of the funda
mental law, but the majority thought that
action In this direction should be Initiated
by the loner houxe of Parliament.
The utterances of Interior Minister
fc'tulypin and M, von Scgwanebach, coinp
t toiler of the empire, the only two mlnls
U m present, were quite liberal In tone.
recognising the necessity for the govern
n.etit meeting the new conditions. The
former's remarks. Including the word,
'the Imperative necessity for the reform
of lucul administrations," were especially
Wltte Asks for Public Debate.
Korn.er Premier Wltte again took a
rrurr.lnent part today In the conferences
tt members of the council of the empire,
successfully Innlstlng that the adoption of
u reply to the speech from the throne
should be postponed until a regular meet
lug of the council, at which representa
tives of the press shall be present In or-
der tiiat the country may be ' Informed
as to the arguments advanced on either
Side. Nevertheless, the projected reply to
the speech from the throne, which will
probably be abandoned, already has been
drifted and has been seen by the Asso
ciated Press. Though delicately expressed,
the reply virtually contains a demand for
the amnesty of political prisoners who are
r.ot guilty of murder or robbery. In other
respects the reply seems to be especially
designed to disarm the suspicions that it
1 to be the role of the upper chamber
to block legislation proposed by the lower
Iioum. After expressing the deepest loy
alty to the
emperor, the reply of the
council of the empire contains these three
Plrst-An unequivocal endorsment of a
eeeond-Keclaratlon of the Intention to
work In harmony with the lower house
aor large reforms. .
inird Amnesty, ine suggestion being so
vorded as not to wound the sensibility of
the emperor, celling attention to the fact
that all remarkable occasions In Russian
(History have been .marked by an act of
(grace and urging the strong claim to
kclemency of those who were st riling for
liberty, transgressed lawful limits with
out being guilty of crime.
Lower Hons Reply Sot Ready.
After struggling the whole day until late
this evening over a draft of the reply l
the spoech from the throne, the members
of the commission of the house postponed
th work of phrasing until 11 o'clock to
morrow. The prospects are that full ac
cord on several point may not be reached
before the opening of the House at I
o'clock and that therefor tha reply may
be thrown Into the full House for final
Preventions al Moscow.
MOSCOW. May 14-As a precaution
against disorder on May day Governor
General Doubassoff divided the city Into
district and stationed In each detachment
af Infantry and cavalry and machine guns,
tn addition to patrols of troops and pa'ice
armed with rifle and supplied with ball
CONGRESS WORKING RAPIDLY
Make Sew Rocord foe Completed
Laws I s First of
WASHINGTON. May It Th fllea of th
index clerk at the State department show
that th Brat aeaaloo of the Fifty-ninth
congee ha broken all record In th
matter of completed legislation up to this
moment. Already more than 1 000 law
have been enacted, which I between 7U
and 100 more than In any preceding see-
sion up to tae oegimung ot tne montn of
May. Th greater part of thi mass of
law waa mad up of bill of a private na
ture asd only about 1W of the total ecaat-
MUTUAL LIFE LOSES TRADE
RritUh Poller Holder Relax Or
linlird Into Hostile (amp by
Former London Manager.
LONDON, May 14 The British policy
holders of the Mutual Life insurance com
pany of New Yurk are being organlied
Inti rival camps. Those following the plan
outlined by the "protection committee."
headed by t. C. Haldenian. the former
London manager of the Mutual, today
flocked to the offlcea of the North British
and Mercantile Insurance company, where
they nilcd . out papers transferring their
policies to the British concern.
Mr. Haldfman claims to have a majority
of the large holders on Is side and e
pects the smaller ones to follow their lead.
H. E. Duncan, superintendent of the for
eign department of the Mutual, who suc
ceeded Mr. Haldeman In the Ixtndon office
of the London company, did not hear of the
plana until this morning, when he Imme
diately cabled to New York and Is waiting
a reply before opening a campaign to hold
the business. He promises that the cam
paign will be an active one. Mr. Duncan
anticipates that many holders will continue
as policyholders of the Mutual.
NEW YORK. May 14-The new bylaws
of the Mutual Life Insurance company
ouahing- certain officers and making
the appointive were adopted today at
.Deciai meeting of the board of true-
James McKean was appointed gen-
sollcltor and Henry Phlpps of Pltts-
and William McMillan of Detroit
. elected directors. No action was an
?d regarding the action of the Brlt
1 " Xcyholders.
GrtEAT BRITAIN SATISFIED
Foreign Secretary Grey Says Tnrkey
Ila Fnlly Compiled with
LONDON. May 14-The Anglo-Turkish
difficulty has bcn settled to th satisfac
tion of Great Britain, the Turkish govern
ment having yielded on all points unoondi
Foreign Secretary Grey announced In the
House of Commons today that a satufec
tory note had been received from the Turk
Ish government acceding to the British
demands, that a Joint commission be ap
pointed to delimitate the Slnal peninsula
Since then a note has been received
stating that the Turkish government
agreed to a Joint commission, which will be
appointed to make a topographical survey
and map, with the view of fixing the
boundary so as to secure the maintenance
of the status quo. The boundary will run
from Rafakh In a southeasterly direction
to a point not less than three mile from
The secretary added that the British
government had accepted the reply, which
gives every reason to hope that a com
pletely satisfactory settlement of the de
tails will be reached.
KOSSUTH DISLIKES COMMENT
Anti-German Feeling; In Rnnajnrr Sot
Pleasing- to the New
BUDAPEST, Hungary, May 14.--OfflcUl
notice has been taken of the unfriendly
comment of the Hungarian press on the
approaching visit of Emperor William to
Emperor Francis Joseph at Vienna and
both Premier Wekerle and Minister f
Commerce Francis Kossuth hav"fubliely
discountenanced It. r The premier took the
; opportunity of an election address at
Bruesvar yesterday to aeciare nis convic
tion that "Austria-Hungary wished to re
main aji equal factor In the German al
liance, which not only was a guarantee
of peace but was the pillar of Austria-
Hungary's foreign policy."
He further declared that there was ab
solutely no foundation for the rtimors
that Germany had In any way Interfered
In the Internal affairs of the dual mon
archy, rumors of which largely occasioned
the present display of bitterness.
Kossuth expressed the opinion that the
comments In the papers did not express
the real opinion of Hungary, which thor-
! oughly realised the desirability of the best
relations with Germany..
SEARCHLIGHT AGAINST ZULUS
New Deilee Pnt African Native la
Fear When Tamed I'poa
DURBAN, Natal, May 14. Searchlights
promise to prove as effective weapons In
subduing the sedition of the Zulus as the
British guns, Judging from the display lini?; was temporary chairman of the re
glven last night by Commissioner Saunders I publican national convention of 1868; United
, before a huge gathering of Zulus at ;he
I Ksndhola headquarters of the punitive
j force. The natives were awestruck and re-
I ard the s. srehlight as the eye of the Al-
j mighty and said that God had turned upon
1 them in his nr The flaahln nt the
i ,. . ., . , ,
light on the surrounding hills, bringing in
plain view tne Kamr traits as tar as tn
hortxon. powerfully Impressed the Zulus,
who. when the light was suddenly flashed
in their faces, cowered and fell on tha
ground before what they termed the "latest
witchcraft of the whites."
British Troops Make Demonstration.
ALEXANDRIA. May 14.-The British-
garrison of Alexandria, consisting of In
fantry and artillery, with ha nils playing
j and colvrs flying, marched through the
main street of the town today and paraded
on the big square. The object of thi mili
tary demonstration was to reassure and
Impress the natives, whs had been some
what disturbed by the recent Pan-Islamto
campaign launched by the supporter of
the Turkish aotlon on the Sinai peninsula.
STICKNEY OFFERS ADVICE
President of Crest Western Oppose
Imprisonment for Grant
WASHINGTON. May 14. -Senator Nelson
today had read In the senate the following
telegram from the president of the Chicago
Great Western railway:
ST. PAUL, Minn.. May 12, 19n.-Hon.
Knute Nelson. United Stat Senate, Wash
ington. D. C As you know, 1 am In full
sympathy with the main feature of th
amendment proposed to the interstate com
merce act. but I deelre to protest against
the Injustice of the proposed amendment
lmpoelng nne and Imprisonment on officers
and agents of railway companies for allow
ing rebatee. Such penalties can never be
Inflicted upon presidents and high officials
of IoO.wjO mtlee of rsllway of this oountry,
who live In New York and do not deal
directly with rates, while their demand
for more revenue will induce some freight
agent on a salary of S3.0u0 or tt.Ode year
to gTsiii a rrpai. asaae tne penalty a
I high as you please against the railway
company. Thi 1 th only way to reach
th railway csar and grand duke. - Th
renaliy of Imprisonment was In existence
or many year and only on man. a poor
freight agent trying to support hi family
JOB A OJOaact It-lf-ry, was Imprisoned -
CARL SCHURZ PASSES AWAY
Noted Publicist Dies at Home in New York
After Brief Illness,
SIEZED x BY FATAL DISEASE THURSDAY
Man Who "food for Liberty on Two
Continents at Rest After Life
Filled , with Hard
NEW YORK, May 14.-Carl Schurt.
widely known as a publicist and a former
cabinet member, died at his home In this
city at 4:35 o'clock this morning. Death
via due to a complication of diseases fol
lowing an attack cf stomach trouble, which
become acute on Thursday night, in spite
of brief periods of seeming Improvement,
Mr. Schura steadily failed snd yesterday
afternoon sank into a state of coma, which
continued to the end. At the bedside were
a son, Carl L.. and two daughters, Mari
anne and Agatha; Edward L. pretorlus,
Mr. Schura business partner, and Drs.
Jacobl and Strauss.
Partial arrangements for the funeral
were decided upon tonight. The services
will be held at the family residence Thurs
day afternoon and will be attended only
by the members of the family and a few
close personal friends. It Is understood
this plan Is In accordance with a wish
often expressed by Mr. Schura. Imme
diately after the services at the home tha
body will be taken to Tarrytown, where
the Interment will take place In Sleepy
While the funeral will be private, ar
rangements are being made for a great
memorial service to be held In Carnegie
hall, at a time later to be determined.
Edward Pretorlus of St. Louis, an In
timate business associate of Mr. Schus,
said tonight that similar arrangements are
already in progress in a number of west'
ern cities which have a large German popu
lation. A telegram received tonight from
St. Louis said that a monster mass meeting
would be held In that city within the next
two weeks and It Is understood that similar
meetings will be held in Cincinnati, Cleve
land. Milwaukee, Chicago and Detroit.
Trlbate from Grover Cleveland.
PRINCETON. N. J.. May 4. Former
President Orover Cleveland tonight paid
the following tribute to the late Carl
Schurx: "I look upon the death of Mr.
Schurs as a national affliction. Though he
had reached length of .years, and though
his activity had waned, he was still a
power and strong Influence In the life and
sentiment of his countrymen. To those
who prised high disinterested patriotism
he continued to be an Inspiring leader, to
those who loved unflinching moral cour
age he was a constant teacher and to
those who aspired to the highest ideals In
civic life he was an unfailing guide. His
example and lofty career are left to us to
stimulate the young to virtuous, emulation
and to encourage all In right living. Such
men can 111 be spared and what they leave
to us should be carefully kept as a precious
KrsipstUf from President.
WASHINGTON, May 14. President Roose-
! velt today sent the following telegram to
Cart 1-. fechurs at New York:
Pray accept the expression of my pro
found sympHthy in the death of your fattier
Tills country lias lost n statesman ot I An
coin's geupiation whose services both In
peace and in jvar In the great crista of the
republic s History will not be forgotten
while Dial history lasts.
Mr. Schurx was 78 years old, having been
born in Cologue. March 2. 1S!9. His resi
dence in New York City was at 24 East
Carl Schura came to America from Ger
many In 1862 after having been driven from
the University of Bonn In 1549, In company
1th another student who was accused of
plotting against the king of Prussia. Pre
vlous to this he had taken part In revolu
tlonary movements of 1M8-49. He joined the
revolutionary army and then went from
Germany to Scotland. From there he went
to Paris, where he was lionised as the
spirit of the German revolution. He served
as newspaper correspondent In Paris and
teacher of German In London.
Coming to the United States he settled In
Wisconsin and years later was candidate
for lieutenant governor, but was defeated.
He was member of yie republican national
convention In 1860. United States minister
to Spain In lSdl, resigning this office to
enter the union army, being appointed brig
adier general In 1802, major general In 18bt,
commanding a division at the secotjd battle
of Bull Run and 'Chancellorsvllle and a
corps at Gettysburg. He served as Wash
ington correspondent of the New York
Tribune 1HS6-6; founded the Detroit Post In
and the St. Louis Westllche Post In
! states senator from Missouri 18-7b; one of
j the organisers of the liberal party In 1872;
wag chairman of the Greeley convention
that year; aupported llayes In 1K7 and waa
secretary of the Interior in Hayes' admin-
Istration; editor of New York Post 1881-4;
on of the leaders of the Independent move
ment of 1SS4. supporting Cleveland for pres
ident; waa president ot the National Civil
Service Reform league from 1892 to 1901;
author of "Speeches,'' 1886; Life of Henry
Clay, 1387; an essay on Abraham Lincoln.
UBERO PROMOTER ON TRIAL
Indiana Man Faeea a C'onrt la Bos
ton on Charge af
BOSTON. May 14 Ferdinand E. Brogta.
formerly of Indiana and an alleged pro
moter of the trbero Plantation company,
was placed on trial In the Suffolk county
superior court today on an Indictment of
many counts charging larceny In connec
tion with the operations of the Ubero com
pany. The complaints allege that losses
aggregating 11.600,008 had been sustained.
The same grand Jury which Indicted Rrogea
also reported a bill against William D.
Owen, a former congressman and former
secretary of state for Indiana, who was
alleged to have been associated with Broges
tn the promotion of the Ubero company.
Owen has not yet been arrested.
The counts in the Broges Indictment
number 126. Special preparations were
made by the prosecution for ths trial of
LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS MEET
Day Spent Dlsensslng Application af
Great Western Division far
MEMPHIS. May 14. Today' session of
the national convention of locomotive en
gineers tu taken up entirely with discus
sion of the appeal of member of the di
vision embracing engineer on the Chi
cago Great Western system. This division
was suspended last year. Tb appeal for
restoration grill b furlber discussed p
tcorrow, ' - - - - -
CUR MAGAZINES EXPLODE
Powder Hnnse re Demolished by
Accident Monday Msrslsg
PRIDOEPORT. Conn., May 14. Four
machines In the testing grounds of the
nlon Metallic Cartridge company, In the
east side, exploded at an early hour this
morning, the concussion shaking the whole
city and causing gret alarm among many
persons, who believed that there had been
an earthquake. Windows were shattered
and In many houses crockery fell from the
shelves, but no serious damage was re
ported. There were two explosions, with
but a second's interval between, and a
arge amount of pom-der was destroped.
None of the company's buildings was dam
aged. So far as known no person Was
Following the explosion many persons.
clad only In their night garments, fled to
the streets, believing that the earthquake
recently predicted had taken place. Many
women became hysterical and It was some
time before they were reassured.
The four magazine which exploded con
tained 25,000 pounds of powder each. None
of the other building of the cartridge com
pany was damaged and the four adjacent
magazines were unharmeJl The cause of
the explosion Is not known. Most of -the
plate glass windows In the city were shat
tered and the Isolation hospital, a small
structure half a mile away, was wrecked.
A panic occurred among the Inmates of the
town farm, but no one was hurt. The mag
azines were located on Buccess hill in the
northern part of the city.
The full force of the explosion was felt
in the city proper and apparently there is
not a single large pane of plate glass left
In business buildings. As for private resi
dences, few escaped without broken win
The trouble seems to be confined entirely
to broken glass and the Union Metallic Car
tridge company has given notice that prop
erty owners will be compensated for dam
age of this nature.
Immediately after the explosion the peo
ple of Bridgeport felt certain that an earth
quake had visited them and the scenes on
the street were quite exciting, for hundreds
of resident fled out of doors In their night
clothes, carving a few belongings. Mothers
carried their crying infant and men ran
frantically about, making Inquiries. Th
pandemonium, however lasted but a short
time, as word quickly went about that there
had been an explosion. People, however,
continued in a nervous state for several
hours, t being In fear of further explosions.
Th ciy was early flooded with Inquiries
from other places for particulars of the
disturbance, which had even more resem
blance to an earthquake than locally.
From all part of tb state came word
that the shocks were felt with force enough
to awaken people from sound slumber.
NEW HAVEN, Coon., May 14,-Two
shocks from the Bridgeport powder ex
plosion were felt In this city very dis
tinctly. Windows rattled and, in some
house dishes were shaken from shelves.
It was at first thought here that the shocks
were caused by an earthquake. The force
of the explosion was felt In many part of
EASTPORT. L. I., Play 14. Two distinct
shacks, coinciding In ith the Bridgu.
port explosions, and an violent as to send
almost the entire population of this village
Into the street In their night clothing,
were felt here today. Houses were Jan-ed,
dishes rattled, beds shook and almost in
stantly every sort of domestic animal and
fowl set up a racket which lasted half an
TREATMENT OF DEFECTIVES
National Conference on Charities and
Corrections Hns Basy Day
PHILADELPHIA, May 14 Among the
man v tnnl rm Ai jrHHi-rl u f tnrlav'c mamul rtiM
of the national conference on Charities
nd Correction were needy famtllttes, de
fective and difficult boys, industrial' train
ing for children, immigration and train
ing for social workers.
The principal speaker on the subject of
defectives was Edward R. Johnstone,
superintendent of the New Jersey Train-
tng school at Vlneland, N. J., and chair
man of the committee on defective.
In speaking of the laws for the preven
tion of the increase of defectives, Mr.
"A careful revision of the marriage
laws In the various states is needed.
Elopements, marriages under age, con
sanguineous marriages, marriage of peo
ple while Intoxicated all need legal re
striction and enforcement of the laws.
!.aws requiring the permanent custody of
feebleminded women at least, are needed.
We need it to be mandatory to send thai
defectives to the institutions, and th
Rapacity of Institutions must be sufficient
W , na,mon' Un compulsory
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representatives Into foreign countries and
weed the good from the had among pro
posed Immigrants, was the declaration of
Broughton Brandenberg, president of the
National Institute of Immigration, who
spoke on "How to Make Our Immigration
Mr. Brandenberg said the right kind
of immigrant are desirable, not the crim
inals, the diseased and Insane that are
coming in such large numbers. He said
"The question of immigration Is a
problem of humanity, not of merchandise.
Its financial and economic Importance Is
minimised by its tremendous social con
sequence. Its complesity In baffling. It
changes year by year are distracting.
Its Immensity palls upon the patriot who
confronts it. Only when men of all
stsndards and creeds realize that if un
heeded It menaces the destiny of the na
tion, will the whole people rise to the
emergency and out of love for their native
land settle the question ami ..ttiu it
"If we are to have any Immigration It
j must be a selected Immigration and must
De selected in the one spot where the
proof of every man s quality can be found
among hla own people."
PAINTER IS BURNED TO DEATH
Menno Bohlsen of Tllden Inelenrated
When His Shop Barns
TILCEN. Neb., May 14 (Special Tl.
gram Th paint shop of Msnno Bohlsen
was discovered on Are at 1:60 this morning.
Bohlson was sleeping In the rear room of
the building, which was frame and stored
with Inflammable. It was soon In flames
and th roof collapsed, so that rescus of
Bohlsen was Impossible. Tha body a
Incinerated. A coroner' Inquest Is pend
ing. Bohlsen was about M years old. Ha was
a native of Germany and served In the
Bpaaiah-Amerloaa war with, LU Sixth. JIU
nois Infantry, ' - - x
BILL . FOR OMAHA INDIANS
Provides for Takinc Claim Atrainit tha
Government to Court of Claims.
INVOLVES QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS
Senator Gamble lech te Have flsit
Lands In Tripp t'nsatr, geath
Dakota, Opened for
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May 14-iPpeclal Tele
gram.) Representative McCarthy Intro
duced a bill today which Is of especial In
terest to the Omaha Indians. The bill
provides the Omaha Indians shall submit
their claim which they hold against the
government to the court of clslms with
the right of appeal to either party. In
1SM-S the Omaha, which were then a
powerful tribe, agreed to, sell all their
lands In the. then territory of Nebraska to
the government for 30 cents per acre, re
serving a large tract of about 1,100,0 O
acres on the north line of the state, be
ginning at Aowa creek, near where Ponca
now stands. In the treaty Ihen made It
was stipulated that If the reservation above
named did not suit the Indians that they
could take 300.000 acres south of the res
ervation formerly selected and the dif
ference to be paid for by the government
at 30 cents an acre. The Indians, after
some little time spent on their northern
reservation, selected 300,000 acre near
Blackbird Mil, the site of the present
Omaha reservation, as well as that of the
Wlnnebagoea, to whom the Omaha sold
a portion of their reservation. Since the
selection of the present Omsha reserva
tion they have never been paid for' the
lands relinquished on the north line of th
state, and the bill of Mr. McCarthy Is for
the purpose of permitting the Omahas to
go to the court of claims and there es
tablish their right to recover on some 800,.
000 acre of land at 30 cent per acre.
' Korrla Deleaate to Mohank.
Judge Norris of the Fifth Nebraska dis
trict ha upon Invitation of the president
of the Mohonk conference of New York
accepted the designation of delegate and
will be present at the conference May 29
and SO and June 1. This conference oc
cuptea somewhat of a simitar position to
the Inter-parliamentary union, having for
Its distinctive object the arbitration of In
ternatlonal disputes. Among the delegates
In past years to this great body of peace
advocates have been Justices of the su
preme court, senator and representative
lawyer of International reputation and
those who have been 'active In the cause
of peace. Among the other delegates who
will attend the conference is Richard
Bartholdt, president of the American group
of the' Inter-Parliamentary union. (
. More Indian Lands Wanted. '
Senator Gamble this morning had a con
ference with the secretary of the Interior
regarding the cession by the Sioux Indians
of certain lands In their reservation In
Tripp county, and also a to the cession to
the United States of certain land In the
Cheyenne river reservation. The opened
portion of the Rosebud reservation in
Gregory county ! rapidly being filled with
whites and they look with longing eye to
a further expansion Into Tripp county. It
Is understood the Indians are willing to
treat for further cession of their lands
A similar condition prevails as to areas
In the Cheyenne river reservation. Secre
tary Hitchcock, after a conference with
Senator Gamble, said he would look Into
the situation and would probably conclude
to send a special agent to the country men
tioned to ascertain the precise feeling of
the Indians as to the proposed further en
croachment of the white man upon their
Minor Matter at Capital.
The. First National bank of Trenton
Neb., has been suthorlsed to begin business
with l,oon capital, w. b. couen is presi
dent, A. H. Thomas vice president snd
Ethyl Hall cashier.
South Dakota rural routes ordered estab
lished July.l: Madison. Iake county, route
5, population 420, houses 84; Ramnna, Lake
county, route 3, population 5f. house 100.
j Congressman Kennedy today presented
resolutions of the Nebraska State Medica
association protesting against the passage
of certain amendments to the Hepburn
pure food bill.
Senator Millard has a letter from C. D.
Wood of Chadron on behalf of lodge No.
190, Order of Railroad Trainmen, urging
the senator to do what he can to preserve
the old order of things regarding the Issu
ance of passes by railroad companies to
their actual employes and their families.
Senator Millard has replied to the appeal
of Mr Wood that he will do whatever may
,lis in n), pawer to prevent the-passage
, i.,i,,i legislation
I t.on(tre,,sman Pollard was advised today
0f the granting of a pension to Qulnten A.
Dungan at Lincoln of M from November
Judge Norris today secured a pension
for Agnes MeGoodan of Hayes county at
IS from March. 1S04.
Representative Klnkaid w today ad
vised that penslona had been granted to
the following: Adam Smith, Ord, Increase
to $12, James Cook, Simpson, increase to
110; Mrs. Mary Harding, O'Neill, 18; Rob
ert Bridge, Woodlake, Increase to $8.
REPRESENTATIVES AT ST. LOUIS
Rivera and Harhor Commission Hears
Business Men Regardlag
Seeds of River.
ST. LOUIS. May 14. Congressmen Wil
liam Iirimer of Illinois. Joseph H. Rans
dell of Louisianne and James M. Davidson
f,f Wisconsin, constituting the rivers and
harbors commission of the national house
of representatives, arrived toduy to confer
with the Business Men's league, Merchants'
exchange and kindred organisations regatd
ing arrangements for the great river con
vention to be held here November 15 and IS.
They were tn conference with President
Smith and Secretary Saunders of the Busi
ness Men's leagie, W. H. Kavanaugh.
chairman of the league river commission,
and member of the Merchants' exchange,
after which a reception wa tendered them
on the floor of the Merchant' exchange.
ALASKAN CABLES CROWDED
Government, Will Install Dnplez Sys
tem on th Lines to th
WASHINGTON, May 14. Orders have
been Issued by General Allen, the chief
signal officer of the army, for the Install,
tlon of the duplex system on the Alaskan
cables. The commercial business of ths
cables has become so heavy that even by
working night and day the operatoss are
not able to handle all the dispatches. With
the new system ths capacity of tha aUea
will be lncj-eued, about 9 par cc&k - ' s.
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UNION SEMINARY ALUMNI MEET
Knox Attnchs Indefensible
Traditions of Theological
NEW YORK. May 14 The annual din
ner of the Union Theological seminary was
held tonight at the Hotel St. Denis, about
200 of the alumni attending. The Rev. An
son P. Atterhury of the Park Preshyterlsn
church presided and the suhject discussed
was "The College and the Seminary."
Those who spoke were the Rev. Wllllston
Walker, president of Yale Divinity school,
and the Rev. George William Knox, acting
president of the Union Theological semin
"The majority of theological seminaries,"
said Dr. Knox, "are still so wedded to in
defensible traditions that no Intelligent
graduate of a college of truth can enter
them and long remain. Over their portals
a the Inscription. 'Let none enter here but
the hpcorlte. who Is ready to believe In
the absence of sufficient evidence." "
Dr. Knox said that the Union Theloglcal
seminary breathed the spirit of the age.
Ita position wss to teach tha truth as re
vealed by the great source of all truth.
It hns been stated, he added, that the sem
inary of tradition did not want a Yale
graduate for a student because he had
been taught to think for himself. "We
welcome him because he does think for
himself." said Dr. Knox, "and we con
tinue to teach him to think for himself."
ZION CITY FIGHT RENEWED
Dr. Dowle Falls to Accept Compro
mise Proposition Snggested
CHICAGO, May 14. All overture for a
peaceful compromise of the controversy
over the control of Zlon City were called
off today and General Overseer Voliva and
his associates have decided to fight for
supremacy In the courts. Application will
be made in court tomorrow for the dtasolu
tlo.i of the temporary Injunction recently
granted to Dowle. This will bring the
crisis that will determine whether John
Alexander Dowle shall own and rule Zlon
or whether the present administration shall
continue In power.
For several days Voliva and his lieu
tenants have welted for Dowle and his
leaders to accept the proposition made by
the court to pMr the Zlon estate In con
trol of three trustees, one named by each
of the contestants and the third' by the
oourt. The failure of Dowle to act threat
ened another crisis for Zlon and the de
cision to call the peace negotiation off
waa th result.
This was prompte dlargely by threat
of Zlon Investors heretofore held back by
Voliva to begin bankruptcy proceedings
against Dowle and to have a receiver ap
pointed for Zlon City Industries.
NINE PERSONS MURDERED
Partly Bnrned Bodies of Preacher,
Wife and Seven Children Ponnd
.Near Milton, Fla.
PBNSACOLA, Fla.. May 14-One of the
most horrible crimes In the history of this
state, if not of the entire south, was com
mltted ten miles north of Milton last night
An Itinerant preacher named Ackerman
his wife and seven children, the' eldest
about 14 years old, were killed and their
bodies cremated in their home which was
burned by the assassins.
The crime aas discovered this morning
by parties with whom Ackerman had an
appointment. They found the house In
ruins and the charred bodies of Ackerman
and the eight other members of the family
scattered about among the wreckage. Ex
a initiation by physicians showed that Ack
erman and his wife had been struck on the
head with some blunt Instrument, thel
skulls being crushed.
The citizens of Milton have raised more
than tl.OTO which will be offered as a re
ward for the apprehension of the assassins,
and Governor Broward has been appealed
to to offer a reward for the state. Acker
man la not known to have had any enemies
CASH FOR SAN FRANCISCO
Red Cross Koclrty Hns Xenrly Two
Million Dollars of !.
WASHINGTON. May 14. Red Cross re-
celpts for San Francisco to date aggregate
12,126.000. of which 11,700,000 has not been
SAN FRANCISCO. May 14-The dally
report of subscriptions Issued by the (Inane
committee today showed the following
changes up to the close of business at
noon. May 11:
Tots! actually promised, $S,M4.M 70;
verbal promises, unconfirmed, 13n9,70;
grind total, H.2M, 406.70.
TRADERS TO RESUME WORK
Chicago Insnrnnco Company W ill Pay
AU Losses and Receiver
CHICAGO. May 14f At the meeting of
the directors of the Traders' Insurance
company, which passed Into ttie hands of
a receiver a short time sgo because of
the losses ot the company in the Are at
San Francisco, it was decided to pay the
losses, dollar for dollar.
As soon a the directors show the court
that the losses have been psld, the re
ceiver 1 to be dismissed snd the company
mill be continued In buslneas.
FOR NEW METHODIST CREED
Monthera Methodists Wonld Revise
Statement of Faith with
Assistance of other.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., May 14. By a vote
of 161 to 107 the general conference of the
Methodist Bplscopsl church, south, today
declared Itself In favor, of the creation of
a committee te prepare a new statement
of faith. Other branches of Methodists
will he Icvlted to unite with the southern
church tn the preparation ot such a stste
ment of faith and such a statement of
the doctrinal gystsm as la called tor In
tha twentieth, ca&turz -v
IEPLY BY ROOSEVELT
Statement from White House Denies Oh arcs
of Chance of front.
NOT PLEDGED TO ANY AMENDMENT
resident Desires to See Rats Bill Passed
as it Came from House.
NO THREATS TO ANY PERSON
Executive Did Not Tell Mr. Chandler Cer
tain Chances Must Se Made.
HISTORY OF THE NEGOTIATIONS
President Was Asked to ea Mr.
( handler as Representative! of Mr.
Tillman .Moody Confer
WASHINGTON. May 14. Th sen.-
tlonal rate bill Incident In the senate 8a i- j
urday. during which Mr. Tillman, on the
authority of former Senator Chandler,
made statements regarding the president's
course In connection with pending rallrosd
rate legislation, some of which etetements -were
denied by Mr. Lodge, on behalf of
the president, hsd Its sequel this evening
when an official statement wss Issued by
he White House giving an account of the
suhject on the part of the president and
Attorney General Moody. The statement
comprised two letters, from the president
to Senator Allison and the other from At
torney General Moody to the president, ;
both dsted today. The president says;
In no case, either In the case of Mr.
Chandler or anyone else, was there th-i r
slightest opportunity for any honest mis
conception of my attitude or any belief
that I pledged myself specifically to one
and only one amendment, or set of amend
ments, or that I would not b satisfied
with any amendment which preserved the
essential feature of th Hepburn bill as
It came from the house."
No lltlmntam from President.
The president says that many amend
ments, Including the so-called lying. Over
man and Spooner amendments, he had said
he should be entirely satisfied to have
In the bill and suggested modifica
tions as to other amendments, but "as to
none (of the amendments) did I ever say,
either to Mr. Chandler or to anyone else,
that I should Insist upon having them in
the bill as a condition of my approval," and
thaf on the contrary lie (the president) was
careful to state that lie was not trying
to dictate any particular program of action.
The president says the statement made
to Senator Chandler was the same In sub
stance as those made to Mr. Allison and
other senators of both parties. He says
he was asked to see Chandler the rep
resentative of Mr. Tillman, In charge of '
the hill, and that at the conferences Mr.
Moody had with Senators Tillman and
Bailey Were such as had been held with
many enher senate to determine th
phraseolcgy and dis,'u tha effect of .N.
amendment proposed by them. The pres
ident states that he became convinced that
It was Impossible for senators "with ad
vantage" to use him as an intermediary
nd suggested to all to whom he spoke
that they communicate with Senator Alli
son, whose purposes and the president's
were "Identical." The president says that
his own opinion thst the Allison amend
ment In no way changed the court review
as provided In the original Hepburn bill
is also the opinion - of Attorney General
Moody and Secretaries Root and Taft.
Moody Tells of Conferences.
The attorney general's letter gives
account, at the president' request, of '
conferences of Mr. Moody had at the prA
dent's request with Senators Tillman
Ralley regarding the court review feature,
He says he advised the president that he
should not at any stage become finally
committed beyond recall to any form of
language In any part of the bill and the
president affirmed the wisdom of that
course. He reviews the discussion of In
terlocutory Injunctions and concludes that
there was nothing In the "conversations"
lietween the senators and himself which
bound the president to any particular
Tillman Declines to Be ((.noted.
Senator Tillman talked freely tonight
with a number of his cullers about the
ststemenf Issued by President Roosevelt.
He expressed his preference, however, not
to be quoted, pointing out thst whatever
he wished to miy on the subject of the
sister, lent he Would say on the floor of
tne senate. He expects that the question
will be brought to the front In n.me say
In the senate tomorrow. He discussed the
president's amendment tonigl t with forrrer
Senator ("handler and he urg I M ' Chard-
: ler to Issue a statement givl ig a fufl i
I tory of the whole matter. Bmstor T'.linvin
I wanted the fact to go Into the newei i-ers
that he did not In any way Ini'late the ne
gotiations with the president regarding tlie
democratic support for the rallrosd rate
bill and that he did not ask Senator Chau l
ler to go to the White House.
Former Senator Chandler tonight refused
lo discuss the statement from the Whl'e
House. He Indicated that he did net ex
pect to Issue a statement at this time bear.
Ing on the subject. He also Indicated that
lie was anxtoiiH to have railroad rate legis
Letter to Mr. Allison.
Following Is the text of the president
letter to Mr. AUIon;
The White House, Washington, May 14,'
!:. My lenr Senator Allison As Sena
tor Tillman brought ill your name In con
nection with mine In the statement he
msde concerning our relations to the rate
bill last Saturd.iy. It is perhaps due to
you that I should write you on the latter.
After the rate hill was reported from the
committee and after, by vole of the com
mittee. Mr. Tillmsn had been put In charge
of It. many senators and many outsiders
came tu see me with reference to It.
Anions others I was asked to see ex-
Senator Chandler as representing Mr Till
man, who was in chaige of the bill. I
stated In response that I was of course en
tirely willing to see Mr. Tillman person
ally or to see Mr. Chandler or any one
else who could (.peak for him and I ac
cordingly directed my secretary to mske an
apiKiintinent for Mr. Chandler to see me.
Mv understanding wss that he was the
representative of Mr. Tillman. In this first
interview he stated to nie the views of Mr.
Tillman, with seeming authority. He called
on ma several times. I'urtng the same
period I saw other gentlemen who pro
fused to give the views of other senators.
In addition. I saw numerous senators, both
republicans and democrats, some of them
once or twice, some of them many times.
I m numerous outsiders, railroad men,
shippers, newspaper mn snd students of
tratlti- regiilntlon. Including especially the
attorney general and memt.era of the Inter
state ( Viiiiineree romniiHMon. snd on to
occasions I sw groi.ps of newspaper men
In. a mui. To all of these, senators, rp
l'.entatlves of senator arid outsiders
shk I made the same statements; those
that I made to Mr. Chandler being the
same In substance that I mad to you and
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