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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY lfi, 1906-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
REPLY TO THE CZAR
Comminion Enbtnita Dnft of tha Addreu to
Throne by Parliament
TEN CONCESSIONS ARE DEMANDED
Tint of Theae ii for General Amnesty for
WOULD ABOLISH COUNCIL OF EMPIRE
Requert Also Made for Tall Ciril Liberty
and a Responsible History.
DISCUSSION BEGINS IN THE EVENING
Leader la Parliament Have Mara to
t Fur freia the Radicals
Than from the Con-ervntlre.
BT. PETERSBURG, May 15. After an
afternoon spent In discussion of rule of
order, the tower House of Parliament thla
evening began the debate on the address to
the spech from the throne, adjourning at
midnight after Kpeeche by M. Rodltcucff
and a doxen ntator of leser calibre.
The discussion, which will be resumed
at 11 o'clock tomorrow, showed that tlie
main attack on the address will be deliv
ered from the left. The leaders of parlia
ment have more to fear from the radicals
than from the conservative. The evening'
debate wa tame. Even the periods of M.
Tlodltcheff, the beat orator among the con
stitutional democrata, explaining and de
fending the address, brought only a faint
ripple of applause. The only scene of real
enthusiasm waa due to a reference to the
absence from the address of a plank on
the subject of woman' suffrage, which
brought half of the members of the house
to their feet cheering.
Other radical members demanded a para
graph asking for the punishment of offi
cial guilty of excesses In past acts of re
pression and a fuller and plainer statement
of tha demand lor a constitutional order.
Conservative Member Hissed.
Seven conservative members essayed to
apeak, but the house was In no mood to
listen to them. Prince Volkonsky, a lead
ing Octoberlst. refused to continue hi
speech and left the rostrum with a bitter
fling at denial of the right of free speech.
Two feature of the sesalon developed
outalde the regular debate. The first waa
the adoption of A rule relative to the pre
vlou question, under which fifty member
may prevent the stoppage of a debate,
opening the door to successful filibustering
by a determined minority of one-tenth of
the membership of the houae. The other
feature wa the appearance of a conserva
tive peasant group among the supporter of
the government, forty-four peasant mem
ber signing a motion for postponement of
the debate. The meaning of the maneuveia
wa t first not comprehended by the mem
ber of the house, but whn In reading the
llsUof anpponer ef-the motion tha-fiajae
of Terogln, a government deputy and or
ganiser of the scheme to provide for peas
ant deputies in lodging houses, wa reached
a low whistle of surprise and comprehen
sion ran around the benches. Count Hey
den nd other member of the right sup
ported th motion, but It waa overwhelm
Heal. Makes Tea Demand's.
The draft of the address to the throne In
reply to the emperor'a speech at the open
ing . of Parliament was submitted to the
lower Houae of Parliament today by the
commission. It consists principally of the
following ten demand:
First -General amnesty.
frVcond Th abolishment of the death
Third The suspension of martial law and
all exceptions! laws.
Fourth Pull civil liberty.
Fifth The abolition of the Council of th
Sixth Th revision of the fundamental
Seventh The establishment of the re
sponsibility of ministers.
Eighth The right of Interpellation.
Ninth Forced expropriation of land.
Tenth Guarantee of the right of trades
Maeh Interest In Meeting;.
In anticipation of an exciting session
aver the reply to th emperor' peech
at th opening of Parliament, every mem
ber of th lower house waa in hi place
When President Mouromtseff called th
house to order this afternoon.
Before the house convened the cabinet
virtually had decided on amnesty for po
litical prisoner with th exception of
those charged with murder, attempted
murder, or robbery.
While partial amneaty might have mad
a deep Impression Thursday, had the em
peror signalised the occasion of the as
sembling of Parliament by such an act of
grace, its favorable effect would be
largely destroyed when thus forced from
Thera waa a long wrangle at the opening
of lha session over the question of par
liamentary procedure, etc., no rules to
govern the house having been adopted.
Text f Reply,
Th following Is the text of the address
in reply to the speech from the throne:
It ha pleased your majesty In your
speech addressed to the people's representa
tives to express your determination un
ahakably to preserve the institutions
whereby the people have been called on to
exercise legislative power In conjunction
with their monarch. The Parliament re
gard the monarch formal promise to the
ople as a sure pledge of that consolida
tion and of th. further development of or
der and legislation In accordance with a
strictly constitutional basis. The house will
for its part, make every eltort to perfect
the principle of popular representation and
to submit for your majesty's assent a bill
relating to such representation basing it
in accordance with the unanimously ex
pressed will of the people, on universal
Your majesty's appeal for common work
for the good of the fatherland finds a lively
echo in the hearts of the members of Par
liament, in the constitution of which rep
resentatives of all classes and nationalities
are uulled In an ardent desire to regener
ate Russia and create a state of order on
th basle of all living In peace with one
another on the firm pillars of civic federa
tion. The parliament holds it to be its duty
to point out that the conditions under
which the country live render really fruit
ful work for the renovation of the best pow
er Of th nation impossible. The country
ha perceived that the sorest spot on our
national ll'e Is the ambitions power of the
officials who separate the emperor from his
feopl and has declare.) clearly and unan
niously that the renovation of public life
Is only poMible on the principles of free
dom with the spontaneous participation of
the people In legislative power and in the
control of legislation through the execu
Vour majesty wa pleased In your mani
festo of October to announce your firm
resolution to build up on these principles as
the basis for ths further advancement of
Russia and th whole Russian people wel
come your message with an Impassioned
cry. But the first days of liberty were
darkened by heavy mictions laid on th
land by those who still obstruct the ad
vance of the people to their emperor and
trample the principle of the manifesto of
October under foot; by those who cover
(CooUauftd. oa (toofid F J
SULTAN HARD TO CONCILIATE
Tnrkey Fnreed t Beeoialie Great
Britain a the Protector
CONSTANTINOPLE. May IS. The ul
tan' complete submission to the Anglo
Egyptian demand was only given sorr.3
hours after the expiration of the British
ultimatum and It was not until noon
Monday that Ambassador O'Conner wa In
a position to notify the British govern
ment that Its demand were completely
accepted. The word "delimitation" which
the sultan considered Implied the ex
istence of a frontier, whereas he main
tain that Egypt 1 part of Turkey, nearly
wrecked the negotiation.
Numerous note with the necessary
trades were drawn up on Sunday evening
and communicated to the British embassy,
only to be rejected and returned to the
Turkish government. Finally, shortly be
fore the expiration of the ultimatum, the
British ambassador brought matters to a
climax by personal visit to Tewflk Pasha,
the foreign minister, and to the grand
vlsler, to whom he Imparted the design
of the British government In the event
of noncompliance and brought the Turklh
government to a realisation of lta perilous
position. In view of the assurances of
these ministers the ambassador consented
to welve hours' further grace, and In
" rly hours of Monday morning a
j, meeting of the council of minis
t, i summoned at the Yildl palacs
an 't titan conaented to the acceptance
of t i British demands.
Th. at Constantinople of tha
Brltls. . -e vessel Imogene doubtless
helped . vlnce the Turkish govern
ment, a presumed It came to take
away the sador In the event of a
failure In v; got I at I one. Diplomatic
circlea cona ..at Ureat Britain ha
gained a grea point In the fact that the
Turkish notes constitute Turkey's first
recognition of Great Britain's position aa
the protector of Egypt.
Colonels Miixnrfer Buy and Fehml Bey
have been appointed commissioner for
Turkey to deliminate the frontier on the
GAPON'S BODY IS IDENTIFIED
Autopsy Shows that Priest Wit Hit
a Head and Regulation
ST. PETERSBURG. May lP.-At the 1n
qeeet on the body of Father Gapon, which
was found May 13 In the upper chamber
of a lonely villa In the summer suburb of
Oxrkl, Finland, M. Margolin, the former
priest's lawyer, iosltlvely identified the
The autopsy showed that he had received
a blow on the head, snd the theory is that
revolutionists were listening In an adjoin
ing room and heard Gapon betray his con
nection with the government and that
Putenberg. the terrorist leader, who la
said to have lured Gapon to his death,
rushed In, felled him to the floor and
afterwards hanged him.
China Bxplalna Action.
PEKING. May 16. Replying to inquiries
from Minister Rockhlll and other diplomats
as to the meaning of the recent customs
edict pointing Tleh Liang, superintendent
of custom affair, the Chinese government
has explained that It was intended to
simplify the administration of the customs
and not to supersede the present establish
ment. Nevertheless, the foreigners her
fear that It means the beginning of the re
organisation of the Chinese customs.
Fatal Accident Jlear Bordeans.
BORDEAUX, May IB. The Russian
steamer Leo collided today in the Estuary
of the Geronde, near Paulllac, with th
Italian bark, Tereslna Mlgnano. The bark
sunk and eight of It crew and two pilots
Edward Rosewater for United States Senator from Nebraska
""r.nHE!v Campaign Committee Appointed Pursuant to Resolution Adopted at Washington Hall Meeting Subject to Additions.
HON. H. H. BALDRIOE. Chairman,
United 8tatea Commissioner.
Capitalist, South Omaha.
F. E. ANDERSON,
Editor Omaha Posten.
W. P. ADKINS.
llolmee-Adk'.ns Co., Livery, South Omah
P. A. AONEW.
Attorney, South Omaha.
DR. R 8. ANQLIN.
E. A. BAIRD.
HON. B. S. BAKER,
FRANK W. HANDLE.
County Register of Deed.
E. E. BALCH.
FRANK W. BANDHAUER.
I. O. B A RIGHT.
HON. 8. C. BARNES.
J. F. BETiM,
Superintendent Kountse Estate. (
A. I. BEROQUI8T,
Coal and Feed, South Omaha.
C. E. BLACK.
Black the Hatter.
Live Stock Commission.
H. B. BOTTLES,
Boy Its' Business College.
E. F. BRAILEY,
A. D. BRANDEIS,
J. L Brandeis at Son.
W. J. BURGESS.
Lessee of Boyd's Theater.
Guaranty Bond Insurance.
H. K. BURKETT.
ROBERT CO WELL,
Thomss Kllpatiick at Co.
W. W. COLEi
Manager of Krug Park.
M. O. CUNNINGHAM,
E. J. CORNISH. i
President Carter Whit Lead Co. T
HON. S. A. CORNIER,
"GERMAN PERIL" IS A MYTH
At Least Thii it the Conclusion Beached by
WRITES AN ARTICLE ON EMIGRATION
Ambaasador to United States Say
oath America Ha Nothing;
to Fear from People
WASHINGTON. May 16 -Murh comment
has. been provoked in diplomatic and con
gressional circle by a magaxine article
written by Baron Sternburg. the German
ambassador, in which he denounce stories
concerning the "German peril" In southern
Braxil and quotes official German statistics
showing the number of Germane whd have
gone to Braxil and the slxe of the German
contingent now In that country.
According to Baron Sternburg's figures
the total number of German who went to
Braxil from 1871 to 1K4 was M,71. In the
ssme time the number of Germans who
came to the United States was 2.380,72.
For the same period the number of Ger
man emigrants to all South American
countriea except Braxil was 31,814. In 1!W4
the number of German emigrants to Braxil
was ST and in no year between 19S and
11104 did the number of Germans entering
Braxil exceed 821. The total number of
native Germans In Braxil at present 1
given by German authorities at JO.OOfl, while
the number of German subject In Braxil
Commenting upon these figures Senator
Cullom of Illinois, chairman of the senate
committee on foreign affairs, said the am
bassador, shows the number of Germans
In Brazil to be Insignificant and added, "it
would not seem that there is cause for
America Welcome Germans.
"Germans pour into the United States by
the thousands every year. We frequently
get more on one ship than go to Braxil In
several years, and nobody seems to be
afraid of the German population. The Ger
man Is one of the best citizens we have.
He makes a good American and every
where In the west his thrift and Industry
have done much to build up the country."
Baron Sternburg states that 96 per cent
of the emigrants from Germany normally
Come to. the United States, where they lo
their German citizenship and soon become
Identified with American Institution. He
say the same Is true of the small number
of German who go to aouthern llrs.il I. He
denounce aa untrue reports circulated that
Germany Is making every possible effort to
divert immigration to 8outh America and
quotes figures In order to show how lim
ited the activities are of the German emi
gration bureau, which has been charged
with being the source of the movement to
divert German Immigration to Bratft and
other parts of South America In the tem
perate zone In the hope of eventually gain
ing territory and perpetuating German
TRIPLETT STARTS TO OMAHA
Ma a Wanted for land Frond Wilt
Leave El Paso To
night. EL PASO. Texas. May ux Aqulla Trlplett,
wanted in Omaha in connection with gov
ernment land frauds and arreated here
recently, will be taken to Omaha tonight,
the federal court today having granted a
writ of removal.
Standard Oil Dividend.
NF.W YORK. May 15 Th Standard Oil
company today declared a quarterly divi
dend of VS a share. This compares with
a IIS dividend In the last previous quarter
and one of $9 a year ago.
JOHN W. COTTON,
FREMONT C. CRAIG.
M. H. COLLINS.
FRANK N. CLARKE.
Cashier Brandeis Bank.
V. P. CHIODO.
THOMAS S. CROCKER,
J. Y. CRAIG,
HON. W. J. CON NELL,
W. B. CHRISTIE.
W. H. CHAMPBNOY,
J. J. DERIGHT,
Dertght Automobile Company.
W. A. DE BORD,
A. J. DONAHUE,
Foreman Missouri Pacific Yard.
OLIVER 8. ERWIN.
REV. C. E. ELV1NO,
Pastor Swedish Lutheran Church.
P. E. FLODMAN.
Sewing Machines and Supplies.
K. 8. FISHER.
President Typographical Union.
HON. FRANK J. FITTLE.
Clerk State Land Commissioner.
R. O. FINK.
W. A. FOSTER.
Justice of the Peace.
DR. H. A. F08TER,
C. E. FOSTER,
L. V. GUTE.
President Central Labor Union.
L. N. GONDEN,
Merchandise Broker.' " )
E. L. GUBTAFSON.
Farmer Deputy Treasurer. So. Omaha.
HON. L. C. GIBSON.
Real Estate. South Omaha.
M. J. GREEVY,
Bookkeeper Co. Treaaurcr'a office.
L. J. HEALET,
Secretary of th Omaha lea Compear.
r. L. HALLBR,
Liolnger Implement Ceenpaaa)
iiaaUpi 4 Hida, Rnl EaUta,
LAKE FIREMEN WILL STRIKE
Offer in Renew Last Year' Scale I
Refesed and Another Tleap
CLEVELAND, O., May IS. The confer
ence between marine firemen and repre
sentatives of the I-ake Carriers' associa
tion, hi'-h has been on the past few
days, considering the question of wages,
ended abruptly this afternoon, the marine
firemen leaving the conference and re
fusing to accept the proposed wsge scale.
As the longshoremen, tugmen, oilers,
grain scoopers and water tenders, are
affiliated. It Is believed the bresk In ne
gotiation will carry out all of these ele
ment and throw the lake-carrying situa
tion back to where it was previous to
last week, when the agreement was
reached by the Lake Carriers' association
and the 'longshoremen which resulted in
a resumption of traffic. President Keefe
and the delegate representing the labor
elements withdrew from the conference
thl afternoon, declaring that the men
would not accept the scale.
President Livingstone of the Lake Car
riers' association said: "We have offered
the men all we could afford to pay a
continuation of the- wages of last year.
They have refused to accept It."
Mr. Livingston added that he was con
fident firemen could be secured to oper
ate the boats and that another tleup of
lake traffic would not necessarily follow.
MISSIONARIES ARE MEETING
Conference of Methodist at Kanaaa
City Brine; On I Larxr Attend
( anre of Workers,
KANSAC CITT, May 15. -One thousand
missionaries, high chdrch officials and vis
itors from all parts af the world were In
attendance at the opening session here to
day of the annual missionary convention of
the Methodist EptncOpal church for Mis
souri. Kansas and Oklahoma. Among those
who attended the first session were nine
bishop and missionaries from the Philip
pine island. China, Japan, India and Porto
Rico. Other present were: E. H. Conger,
former United States minister to China,
who will address the convention tomorrow;
Dr. Frank Maeon North, aecretiiry of city
evangelization. New York City, and Dr.
John F. Goucher, president of the Women'
One of the chief attractions of the gath
ering, which is being held In Convention
hall, Is an extensive educational exhibit
composed of articles from every country
on the globe and covering S.OOO square feet
of the floor space.
Today addresses were delivered by
Bishop' W. F. McDowell, Chicago, Bishop
J. W. Bashford. Chicago; Dr. F. D. Game
well, Peking, China; Bishop Henry W.
Warren, Denver, and Bishop W. F. Old
MINERS DIEJN EXPLOSION
Five Torn to Pieces nnd TvrelTe
Injnred by Accident In
SHENANDOAH, Pa.. May 15. Five
miner were torn to pieces .'and twelve
badly burned by a explosion today In
the Shenandoah city colliery of the
Philadelphia & Reading - Coal and Iron
A box of dynamite which a workman
wa carrying fell from his shoulder anJ
caused the explosion, which Ignited the
mine gas. There were about fifty men
at work in the east gangway of the shaft
when the explosion occurred, but so far
as known all escaped except those worst
ing in the first lift. In this part of the
shsft none escaped, either death or in-
It was several hours before the last
miner was 'brought to the surface.
W. S. HELLER,
District Court Reporter.
Hoye Bridges, Contractors.
DR. W. O. HENRY.
Physician and Surgeon.
HON. RASMUS HANNIBAL,
City Street Commissioner.
A. H. HENNINGS.
W. J. HUNTER.
C. W. HALLER,
Solicitor C. W. Hull Company.
W. J. HYSLOP,
Eupt. McCague Investment Company.
HON. FERDINAND HAARMAN,
Haarman Vinegar Works.
A. B. HUBERMANN.
E. I HOWE,
Former Treasurer, South Omaha.
J. L. HOUSTON,
Traveling Men's Association.
W. ERNEST JOHNSON.
Secretary Omaha Shot Co.
G. W. JOHNSTON.
Western Electrical Company.
K. W. JUDSON.
Midland Glass and Paint Company.
J. L. JACOBSON.
HON. JOHN G. KUHN,
Clerk Woodmen Circle.
W. I. KIERSTEAD,
District Court Bailiff.
O. D. KIPLINGER.
W. ii. KOENIG,
Thomas Kilpatrick t Co.
Advertising Manager W. JL Bennett Co.
HON. FRANK KOUTBKY,
Former Mayor. South Omaha.
Editor Frele Press.
R. F. KLOKE.
Nebraska Clo thine Compaxry.
LOWEST MARKET FAVORED
Taft Would Hare Greatest Competition in
Bayinc Panama Supplies.
CANAL OUTSIDE OF THE TARIFF WALL
Some Parrhases Hare Already Been
Made Abroad and One Scotch
Bid I Lower Than
WASHINGTON. May lS.-The president
today transmitted to congress a letter from
Secretary Taft, accompanied by numerous
appendices, In which the secretsry, who
has the full approval of the president, lays
down the principle that supplies for the
Tanatna canal ahould be bought in the
cheapest market, all thlnga considered,
whether American or foreign.
When this policy was inaugurated by the
secretary over a year ago he sent a letter
asking congress if this Impartial buying In
the beat market should be continued and
In the letter sent to the house today Mr.
Tsft reminds the president that congress
returned no answer to his questions.
Secretary Taft letter In the present In
stance relates chiefly to the purchase of
two sea-going suction dredges. The Mary
land Steel company has put In a bid of
I724.8SO while the Scotch firm of Simons A
Co. of Renfrew, Scotland, offer to provide
the dredges at a cost of IG54.0UO, delivered
at the Clyde. Adding to the latter bid
Incidental expenses of transportation to
Panama, etc.. Secretary Taft, after minute
calculation, finds that the Scotch bid is S
per cent lower thsn the American.
Some Pnrrbasra Abroad.
Secretary Taft states that some pur
chases have already been made abroad
and at a considerable saving, particularly
In cement large quantities of which will
be required, as well as other supplies. He
then briefly reviews the law In the mat
ter, showing that the act of 1875, giving
preference to American producers and man
ufacturers in making government pur-
chaaes, applies only to the United States
and not to the canal strip.
"Therefore," says the secretary, "the re
sult of a consideration of general princi
ples of law and the practice of the govern
ment, In the absence of specific directions to
the contrary. Is that In the construction of
the Panama canal In the canal zone on.
the Isthmus, which Is outside the tariff
wall surrounding the United States proper,
and into which, by virtu of the Hay-Va.
rilla treaty with the Republic of Panama,
material, supplies and machinery of all
kinds for the construction of the canal are
to be Introduced free from tariff or Im
posts, It Is your duty to buy where you
can obtain the material, supplies and machinery-
at the cheapest price, other condi
tions with regpect to quality, prompt dellv.
ery, etc., being equal. This view, it seem
to me la confirmed by the failure of eon
gresa to direct any different course on
your part, although the matter was
brought to Its attention more than a year
ago and your view of your duty in the
premise, if congress took no further ac
tion, was clearly Indicated."
Drslrea, Prompt Action.
Referring to a resolution Introduced by
8enator Dick, but never ' acted upon, the
"It this resolution Is to control the ac
ceptance of bids for the construction of
these dredges, then it should be promptly
considered and passed by congress, for t
Is of grest Importance to secure their early
construction. If there is no prospect of
early action by congress, I shall direct Mr.
Bhonts, unless ordered by you to take a
different course, that he accept the bid of
(Contlued on Second Page.) .
7.. T LINDSAY.
Interstate Rubber Company.
J. C. LINDSAY.
Douglaa Printing Company.
HENRY P. LEAVITT.
HON. MICHAEL LEE.
HON. GEORGE A. MEAD,
Alfalfa Feed Mill.
Assistant License Inspector.
DR. L. A. MERRIAM,
Secretary of th Associated Charities.
Secretary Danish Brotherhood.
HON. M. A. Ml'XEN,
J. R. MANNING,
J. H. M1THIN,
R. C. Peter Co. Real Estate.
HON. H. C. MURPHY,
Attorney, South Omaha.
DR. J. C. MOORE,
J. L. M'CAGUE,
McCague Investment Company.
B. C. MINOR,
Bookkeeper with County Treasurer.
CHARLES E. MORGAN,
President Lithuanian Club, South Omaha.
A. F. NOVAK.
Clerk Nebraska Clothing Company.
FRANK J. NORTON.
Neale tt Norton, Abstracters. '
DR. A. W. NASON,
H. D. NEELEY.
H. J. FEN FOLD.
II. J. Penfold Co., Physicians' Supplies.
Editor Pokrok Zapadu.
GEORGE D. RICE.
Hald A Rice. CoaL
HON. JOHN J. RYDER.
Clerk County Board.
DR. 3. B. RALPH.
City Health Commissioner.
HON. J. H. RIGGS.
Editor Waterloo Caaaue.
U. C RUZICKA. - .
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NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Scattered Shower and Decidedly
Cooler Wednesdayi Tnarsriay, Fair.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
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TELEGRAPHER RUNS AMUCK
erased Operator at t'hamblee, tin.,
Shoots Five Men, Sets Fire to
Honse and Kill Himself.
ATLANTA. May IB. Crazed by drink and
by disappointment in a love affnlr, James
H. Clark, a telegraph operator nt the little
town of Chatnblee, a dozen miles north of
Atlanta, began late 'yesterday a rampage
of crime. In less than twenty-four hours
he killed one man, severely wounded three
others, slightly wounded a fifth and clubbed
a sixth with a shotgun, set Are to the
home of one of his victims and when sur
rounded by a posse shortly after noon to
day shot himself through the heart.
Clark, who came some months ago from
Baldwin, Oa., paid marked attention to the
niece of B. S. I'urcell, but was discouraged.
He went to the Purcell home last evening
and demanded admittance, which wa re
fused. He set (ire to the kitchen and
when K. 8. Putcell and his son, W. J.
Purcell, appeared to fight the flames Clark
fired upon them, wounding both. Return
ing about midnight Clark made another
attempt to tire the house. When an at
tempt was made to seise him he shot W.
8. Mack, railroad station agent. In the
back of the neck.
Clark then fled to Dunwoody. about Ave
milea distant, where he arrived early today.
He went to the store of Nash A Cheek
and demanded ammunition. The store peo
ple had been warned by telephone and re
fused to sell the required cartridges. Clark
Immediately fired, killing Cheek with a
shot through the heart. He fired also at
Mr. Nash, Inflicting a dangerous wound.
He then ran to the woods. On the way
down the railroad track he met W. J.
Colter, whom he attacked, wounding him
slightly. Officer were roused at once and
hounds were put on the track of the In
sane man. He was seen In the roadway
near Chamblee shortly after noon today
and when he found himself surrounded he
DR. JOHNSTON MAKES DENIAL
Rockefeller's Pastor Say He Will Hot
Become President of Chicago
NEW YORK. May 15. Statements that
Rev. Dr. Rufus P. Johnston, pastor of the
Fifth Avenue Baptist church has been of
fered the presidency of the University of
Chicago to succeed the late Dr. W R.
Harper, were declared by Dr. Johnston
today to be absolutely untrue. Dr. John
ston, ef whose church the family of John
D. Rockefeller are member, has resigned
his pantorate to go abroad.
He said today: "I am simply tired and
need a rest. When I return in a year I ex
pect to take up work In some other pas
torate. I do not contemplate taking up col
legiate work of any kind."
Dowte Fllea Answer.
CHICAGO. May IB. Attorneys for John
Alexander Dowle today tiled an answer In
the federal court in the receivership pro
ceedings brought against Dowle som-i
time ago. In the answer Dowle denied
that he was Insolvent. If all of his prop
erty was restored to him. Extended legal
arguments followed th filing of the
W. H. SHOOP,
Superintendent of the Court House.
REV. F. M. 818SON,
Pastor 6outh Omaha Methodist Church.
HON. T. F. STURGE8.
Editor of The Twentieth Century Farmer.
DR. A. C. STOKES,
J. J. BMITH.
Manuger On-Time Yeast Company.
Farmer, McArdle) Precinct.
FRANK J. SUTCLIFFE,
District Court Stenographer.
E. G. SOLOMON.
Feed and Flour.
GEORGE F. SHEPARD,
P. J. TRAINOR.
County Commissioner. ,
HON. r. 8. TUCKER.
Hotel Keeper, Florence.
DR. F. F. TEAL,
J. E. THATCHER.
Clerk. South Omaha.
W. B. VAJJ BANT,
Live Stock Commission, South Omaha.
C. C. VALENTINE.
District Court Stenographer. j '
FRED D. WEAD, ' '
REV. JOHN ALBERT WILLIAMS,
Pastor 8t. Phillip the Deacon.
G. R. WILLIAMS,
Farmer, Union Precinct.
C. F. WELLER,
Richardson Drug Company.
Steward Metropolitan Club.
HON. B. E. WILCOX.
Real Estate, South Omaha.
E. A. WILLIS.
Press Foreman Omahs Printing Co,
Foreman Smelting Works.
HON. J. O. YEISER,
WILL L. YETTER.
Wholesale Wall Psper.
JOHN T. YATES,
Sovereign Clerk of the W. O. W.
HARRY B. ZIM MAN,
Mayor. - .
tun, . X
VOTE OXJATE BILL
Sonata Expect to Past Measure Befor
NO CHANGE IN NUMBER OF COMMISSION
Amendment Increasing- it to Bine Members
PASS AMENDMENT COMES UP TODAY
Senaror CulberUon Makes a Motion to
Eeoonsider the Section.
ATTEMPT TO CHANGE PIPE LINE SECTION
Mr. Hopkins Effort te Rsempt
Panama Line from Pre
tIsIod of the Bill
WASHINGTON. May 16.-W!th the ex
ception of the anti-pass amendment, the
senate today concluded It consideration
of the railroad rate bill In committee of
the whole and as soon as that provision
shall be disposed of will take It up In the
senate. The general expectation Is that the
pass question will be disposed of early
tomorrow and the general hope la that the
bill may be passed before tho clone of
The pass question was brought to life
again through the Instrumentality of a
motion made by 6enator Culberson, author
of the original provision, to reconsider
the vote by which It was adopted, which
waa agreed to. A number of suggestions
In the way of substitutes were presented
and these will have to be dealt with be
fore the bill can be reported to the senate.
After It Ik reported several question will
The greater part of the day wa spent
In discussing the eighth section relatlntc
to the personnel of the Interstate Com
merce commission, resulting In the elimina
tion of the entire section and the restora
tion of the present law, providing for five
commissioners at salaries of JT.MW. During
the day Senator Tillman made a further
explanation concerning his negotiations
with the president and had former Senator
Chandler's memoranda read. The presi
dent's letter to Senstor Allison waa also
read at the Instance of the Iown senator.
The session opened with a personal state
ment by Mr. Tillman concerning his rela
tion with Mr. Aldrlch.
Lodge Amendment Taken lip.
The senate began Its consideration of the
rat bill today by taking up Senator Lodge, s
amendment providing for the increase of
the Intct state Commerce commission to
nine, members and requiring that one b
appointed from each of the Judicial circuits
of the country.
Senator Hopkins opposed the amendment
on the gornud that it would deprive th
commieeion of its national vhracter. "The
senator from Massachusetts and th ena
tor from Maine (Mr. Hale) eek to Inject
sectionalism Into th work of the commis
sion," he said. He also opposed th en
largement of the commission.
Mr. Hopkins also found fault with th
proposed Increase of salary for the mem
bers of the commission. "We are running
mad in our efforts to increase ealarte of
officials," he declared.
The amendment received the hearty en
dorsement of Senator Martin, who especially
commended the propositions to Increase
salaries. Increase the sixe of the commission
and distribute the member throughout th
"Does the senstor know any reason why
we should legislate out of offlce good men.
such as the present members of the corn
mission?" asked Senator Bevorldge. and
the Virginia senator said that If the amend
men should prevail the president would not
be prohibited from reappointing tha mem
bers of the present commission.
There was no Immediate reference to
the president when th senate convened,
today, but the business had not pro
ceeded for more than ten minute when
Senator Tillman took the floor to cor
rect a statement concerning hi confer
ence with Senator Aldrlch. He called
attention to an article printed In a Wah
Irgton paper yesterday, the purport of
which waa that the South Carolina aenai
tor had said that Mr. Aldrlch had aought
to make an alliance with him rather than
with the president.
Mr. Tillman said:
"It i not my habit to give out for
publication private conversation with
other enator. but I talk very freely with
newspapermen, lit this statement mere
re error of fact and of statement and
I desire to ssy that I never gave out any
Mr. Aldrlch contented himself with ex
pressing himselm over the fact that the
correction had been made. "I never saw
so many misstatement gatheied in oni
small paragraph as are made In this short
article," he said.
The adoption of the amendment to tha
rate bill offered by Mr. Foraker reducing
the number of commissioners to five, which
followed the tabling of the Lodge-Hale
amendment Increasing the number to nine,
brought the term of ectln back to
those of the present law and In view of
thla fact Senator Clark (Ark.) moved to
strike out the entire section. The motion
prevailed without debate. The reading of
the bill by sections wss then completed,
but the presentation of amendments was
Among these amendments wa on sug
gested by Senator Carmack, holding com
mon carriers responsible for damage to
property In proces'i of transportation from
one state to another, when caused by neg
ligence, regardless of all contract of ex
emption. The amendment waa adopted.
Senator Hopkins sought In th Interest
of the Union Oil company to secure a mod.
iAcatton of the senate amendment making
common carriers of oil pipe line. The
Union company has a line across the Isth
mus of Panama and Senator Morgan had
the bill so amended as to apply to that
line or other lines on the Isthmus.
Mr. Hopkins moved to reconsider the mo
tion by which the smendmeot wss adopted.
Speaking to the motion, Senator Morgan .
said the concession by the president for a
pipe line In the canal aone had an oily, not
to say a fishy smell and was a peculiarly
pronounced cae of graft. He declared
other lines had been denied the samu
privileges granted to the Cnion company
and It was "a sheer, cold usurpation of
power." In the course of his remarks th
Alabama senator announced hia determi
nation not to desist in' I'.la efTurts to fcrc
Attorney Cromwell tt talk further about
After a somewhat general discussion thu
motion wss rejected.
Th aenata then agreed to tha saatlOn
made by Senator Cuiberpoci taoald4i
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