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The Omaha Daily Bee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORXIXO, MAY 17, 190ti-TEX PAGES.
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CONFLICT IN RUSSIA
Cur'i Friends Say He Cannot Make Con
oeaiioni Demanded by Parliament.
PRESS COMMENT ON THE ANSWER
Reply to Address from Russian Throne ii
Denounced u Eerolntionarj.
LEADERS SAY IT IS CONSERVATIVE
L'emocrati Claim it Wai Difficult to Fre
Teot More Radical Expressions.
til WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN DEBATE
Kara RrprririUtUt Regard Him
self barged with Special
MfMi( fram the
ST. PETERSBURG. May 11 The opinion
i quit general today that Parliamepte
adoption of the reply to the speech from
the throne will make a conflict with the
crown Inevitable, since It contains a rum
ner of points upon which the supporters
of th government pay it la Impossible for
the emperor to yield. The Novoe Vremya
regards the reply a a purely revolutionary
document, "such aa might appear aa a lead
ing article In a social democratic news
paper." On the other hand, the constitutional
democratic leaders, while boldly asserting
that the reply la Intended to make clear to
the emperor that the country will be satis
fied with nothing less than a constitutional
monarchy on a democrnlc basis, never
theless, Insist that It la not an ultimatum
They consider the reply to be exceedingly
temperate In tone and say It required all
their ability to prevent the introduction
of mora radical expressions There Is every
indication that the emperor and Premier
Goremykln's cabinet desire to avoid a con
flict nd that by a compromise on the ques
tion of amnesty they will seek to gnin time
It can be asserted on high authority thnt
partial amnesty will be proclaimed May
1!. the emperor's birthday.
Mtsibrn Want to Talk.
The excited frame of mind of memnera of
Parliament was evidenced by the long list
of speakers submitted even before Presi
dent Mourtntaeff had called the house to
order. Thia was not so much due to Rus
sian love of talk aa to the fact that every
member seemed to feel himself charged . at its meeting today decided to maae a
with a message from his constituents which fuvoruble report on the Kinkaid bill for
he must deliver. , ; ' resurvey of a number of townships lu
The speeches of the peasants were d - M. Pherson county, Nebraska,
livered In the simple language of the vll- j Senator Millard and Representative
Uges, which were more easily compi e- ! Kt nnedy this morning called upon Sec
bended than the utterances of the city I relary of War Taft regarding the pro
members who were Inclined to Indulge in P""'1 lu and upply depot at Omaha,
high-flown eloquence and hyperbsol ali'ng Secretary Taft said he had been so busy
h. emriitlon In the use of foreign Dhrasea recently on canal and other niattera that
and diverts, which the Little Russians.
members from the Baltic provinces and
pole, sometimes found it difficult to under
stand. The leadership ,4n I"arliament la
lelag rapidly assumed by the Tver group
tt memliers, whose ability thua far haa
stood out in relief. The contingent from
the Volga provinces la showing the great
est radicalism. None of the members from
the Caucasus or Siberia haa spoken up to
ttje present lime, but It la i-otlceable that
they applaud the most radical utterances.
Ma.iseslsaaaa With Liberals.
Although the Mussulmans took their
'place on tho right, the majority are acting
with the constitutional democrats and the
Poles. Moat of them wear picturesque na
tional costumes, long coats of brown or
blue, trimmed with red and belts with
tasela. The members from the Baltic
provlacea alao wear their national costume,
of white. These latter are radical to a
man. More than half tha village priests
are enthusiastic members of the opposi
tion. From tha very outset today worda
In f.ivor of modi ration were few and far
Seminoff. a social revolutionist from
Faratoff. was the first rpeaker. Amid wild
applause, he declared that the reply to the
speech, from the throne was too weak.
Parliament, he said, was evidently content
with less than the people.
To cries at "semlia Ilvolla" (land of free
dom) Semluoff announced that the people
who had Bent him to Parliament did not
want land without liberty. The peasants
were ao revolutionary "that only a spark
a as required to kindle a conflagration, and
anarchy and destruction were certain If
the demands of the peasants were not
Aajalaat Death Peaaitr.
Zabllotny of Podolsk province, a lawyer
elected by the peasants, spoke passionately
in favor of the abolition of the death pen
alty, saying that the country has already
toe many catacombs. The daily carnival of
horrors must cease. Shchepkln of Odessa,
addressed a little group on the right, de
claring that If they regarded every asso
ciation as illegal and every meeting as a
riot and favored building new prisons and
colonising Siberia the sympathisers with the
political prisoners must work out their
"Who can claim," Shchepkln concluded,
"that it is illegal to strike sgainet a gov
ernment which for generations has struck
against every duty it owed the people:"
The remark waa greeted with cheera.
Bonelreff of Saratoff, declared that he and
Others of the Volga delegation had been
overwhelmed with lettera and telegrama
telling of new repressions. The chief duty
of Parliament, he asserted, was to force a
change la the administration in order to
Stop the repression.
When Parliament reassembled at 11
O'clock this morning the Impression pre
vailed that the day would witness stirring
scenes. Premier Goremykln and the entire
cabinet were seated on the ministerial
benches and It waa understood that the
premier Intended to cutllne the views of
the government In regard to the reply to
the speech from the throne.
The constitutional democrats. In addition
to being much concerned over the Increas
ing radicalism developing In their ranka,
find that the Poles are Inclined to cauae
trouble. The latter at a meeting held
last night adopted a resolution "In favor
of the historic position of Poland and
the International guarantees."
The constitutional democrats fear that
this may raise the spectre cf a revival
of the kingdom of Poland and tend to
weaken the constitutional democrats In the
country, where undoubtedly the predomi
nant feeling Is In favor of the preserva
tion of the Integrity of the empire. The
group of peasants, which supported the
motion to postpone taking action on the
address yesterday, based their position oa
the alleged fear that It meant the separa
Uoa of Poland.
Vaaer Haas Realr.
Tha upper bouse of Parliament met
(ConllntM4 w Bcooo4 Face. I
YORK IS AFTER PAVEMENT
Think Ooernment Mlaht Ho that
Mark If It I nt Wllllnat
(From a Ptaff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May K.i Special Tele-
giam.) The government l:as purchased a
site for a public building In York. Neb.. fr
IIO.POO, and citizens of that city, rather
despairing that the government Intends to
do anything further toward giving them a
real public building, desire that at least
the government shall have the streets paved
surrounding the site. Representative Hin
shaw today Introduced a bill authorising
the secretary of the treasury to expend
$3,00P, or as much as may be necessary, to
have the streets paved about the York pub
lie building site.
Senator Burkett today Introduced In the
senate Representative McCarthy's bill which
authorizes the Omaha tribe of Indians to
submit the claims they have against the
government to the couit of claims.
Mast Par tharaea.
Since 1.12 It has been the custom of the
I'nlted States treasury to ship silver dollars
from the various subtrcas uries by express
ut government expense to banks all over
the country desiring such coin. Hereafter
banks desiring silver dollars will be obliged
to pay express chaises on the same, as
the senate committee on finance has stead
fastly refused to make an appropriation to
defray the expense of shipping silver coin
other than subsidiary.
Gamble la Klated.
Senator Gamble of South Dakota called
on the pre -lent today and stiowed bis
pleasure .7, the receipt of Important
news fronj iwn state. Senator Gamble
secured a . triumph in his fight for
return to ll te. The county conven
tions meet lrf w days and It now ap
pears the stut -em ton, which will en
dorse a candldulj '."tilted States senator,
will be controll. the supporters and
friends of Senato ible to the extent
of at least 9l deeC, out of a total of
.MH). Senator Gamri (dory Is enough
to elate him. The . -J republican ma-'
chinery In the slate Is In the hands of
Senator Klttredge, who gave his support
for the senate to Representative Martin.
Representative Burke Joined the combina
tion against Gamble and five or six months
ago many people thought Gamble's political
days were numbered. It Is understood Mr.
Gamble blamea the whole fight upon him
on Senator Klttredge, his colleague. He has
no 111 feeling toward Representative Martin,
his opponent, whom he recognizes aa an
unusually able man, well qualified for the
llnur Muttera at Capital.
The senute committee on public lands
no nad not l foud lime ,0 ,ak un the
scpply depot question. He, however, as
sured Senator Millard and Representative
Kennedy that he would give the question
Representative Kennedy today la In re
ceipt of a telegram from A. H. Hippie of
Omaha, president of the Nebraska Slate
Dental society, urging him to support the
at my dental bill. Representative Ken
nedy, thla afternoon. Bent the following
reply to Mr. Hippie: "Take pleasure in
supporting bill as amended and reported
by house committee on military affairs."
Representative Pollard today was ad
vised that a pension of S had been
granted Isaac C Dye of Union, Neb.
J. A. Neville of Falrbury. Paul N.
Humphrey of Broken Bow, W. A. Worley
of llavelock. Neb., have been appointed
stenographers and typewriters In the rail
way mall service.
The application of T. H. Read, J. L.
Gwynn, Elbert A. Read, James Laughlin
and Martin Read to organise the Farmera
National bank of Imogene, la,, with
$?B,000 capital, haa been approved by the
rcmptroller of the currency.
John Breslen haa been appointed regular
and John J. Redmond substitute rural
carrier for route 1 at Saint Onge, 8. D.
( arl C. Webb has been appointed post
master at Baxter, Jasper county, la,, vice
J. N. Mann, resigned.
Ilnaae Finishes Dlsenaslon I
mlttee of the Whole.
WASHINGTON. May !. The naval ap
propriation bill, carrying nearly tlOO.000,.
nan waa completed today In the house
after one of the busiest days of the
present congress. The feature of the
day's debate grew out of the attempt to
defeat the appropriation for the largest
battleship of Its class In the world, and
the tenor of the speeches for the bill
wss that the American republic must be
abreast of the nations of the world in
the strength of its navy. The opponents
talked of peace, disarmament and arbitra
tion and Insisted that there waa no nerd
of such a large navy. The amendment
Introduced by Mr. Burton of Ohio, to
strike out the appropriation for a rival
t- the English Dreadnaught was de.
feated, as waa the amendment leaving
the conatruction of the battleship to the
discretion of the secretary of the navy
after the second Hague conference. A
final vote on the bill will be taken to
morrow. Iowa Professor Called Higher.
IOWA CITY. Ia.. May (Special.)
Prof. Arthur Fairbanks, head of the de
partment of Greek at the State University
of Iowa, haa been elected to a similar posi
tion In the I'nlversity of MlcJiigan at a
salary of W.Ou) per year, or an advance of
IWO over the salary he received at Iowa.
Prof. Falrbanka received hla degree of B.
A. at Dartmouth college in lKKtf and the de
gree of Ph. D. at Freibuig. Germany, In
1KS0. Hla resignation, tendered to the Board
of Regents yesterday, was accepted only
Seeking Coal aaa All Leases.
BEATRICE. Neb., May 1. (Special Tel
egram.) J. N. Maupin and son. W. A.
Maupln of Boulder. Colo., are here for the
purpose of organizing a company to pros
pect for oil, gas or coal. The intention of
the prospectors Is to secure leases on 10,
OuO seres of Isnd from the farmers and to
expend about 125.000 on development work,
the funda to be furnished by outside cap
ital. Strikes Wif Favorably.
WAYNE. Neb, May 11 (Special.) The
candidacy of E. Rosewater Is being favor,
ably received In Wayne county. His efforts
In behalf of the state for evjual taxation
are being; highly commended.
Van (leva Heads Maaafaetarers.
NEW YORK, May 11 J. W. Van Cleve
of St. Ixuis wss today elected president
of the National Association of Manufactur
ers. In annual session here. The new presi
dent, in an address, stated that he is
readv to fight for the Interesta of tha aBO-
uauoa wu-n aa ajte u Decejiary,'
TWO RAILROADS ASSESSED
Second Ballot Necessary to Reach an
Agreement on the Northwestern.
FINALLY FIXED SAME AS LAST YEAR
Rnrllnctoa Yalaed at sWH.TnO Per 1lle
and t. Paal A Omaha at 4!MW
I nlon Pariae to Be Tnkea
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. May lS.-(SpeclaD -After
paying no attention to a motion by
Auditor Searle to fo Into executive session,
the State Board of Assessment this morning
voted to value the Northwestern at $.12.e'0
a mile the same as last year and this after
noon voted to assess the Burlington at
HS.750 a mile and the St. Paul Omaha at
J42.S"0 a mile, the same as last year.
It required two ballots to settle the North
western and on the last Mickey and Mor
tensen voted for tXi.onn a mile and Eaton.
Searle and Oalusha for :;2.5iO. On the first
ballot the vote was $32.7"; H2.7n0; JiU.finO;
IHS.fluo. The figures were written on little
slips of paper and no record was made of
The figures may be changed, but a change
Is not In the least likely, as the majority
members are opposed to any Increase In
the assessment of the Northwestern and
Mortensen is opposeed to increasing the
BurNngton. Yesterday Galushn. Seirle and
Mickey voted against a reduction of the
When the board came up to 'he I'nlon
Pacific this afternoon a recess was taken
until tomorrow at lo o'clock, but from the
present Indications it is likely the I'nlon
Pacific will be assessed at the sime figures
as last year, though Mortensen nnd Mickey
say they will work for an Increase.
This Is the first time on record In recen'.
years the board members have voted by
ballot and not by roll call and It is also
the first time since li4 that an effort has
been made to go Into executive session
when a vote was being taken. That Searle,
Oalusha and Eaton will vote as a unit on
all motions seems a certainty and Mickey
and Mortensen will vote together. To
morrow Mortensen and Mickey win make
an effort to get the Northwestern figures
changed and the road Increased at least
$-So a mile.
I.ogan Lambert Back In Jail.
DAKOTA CITY, Neb., May 16. (Special.)
Logan IjBiubert was yesterday brought
here from Sioux Falls, S. D.. by Sheriff H.
C. Hansen and lodged In Jail. Lambert
had Just completed a sentence In the Sioux
Kalis pentitentlary Imposed upon lilm by
the I'nlted States federal court at Omaha
on the charge of Introducing liquors upon
the Winnebago reservation. Owing to his
Imprisonment upon this charge the bonds
of ll.fJOO he was under for his appearance
at the district court of this county on the
charge of assault with Intent to do great
bodily harm upon the person of Rev.
Father Joseph Schell became forfeited and
he was accordingly placed in Jail, being
brought direct here from the penitentiary.
The assault charged against Lambert was
committed In fills place about a year ago
and waa a most cowardly one, Lamlert in
veigling Father Schell to accompany him
Into a stall in a livery barn on the pretext
of wishing to converse privately with him,
and there assaulting the priest, breaking
hla Jaw In two places, which confined him
In a hospital over a month.
Beatrice Dec-oration Day Plana.
BEATRICE. Neb.. May lB.-(Speclal)
The Grand Army of the Republic and
Woman's Relief Corps have arranged to
properly observe Decoration day, the pro
gram having been announced yesterday.
At : o'clock on May 30 the procession
will form at Central school and march to
the Beatrice cemetery, where brief serv
ices will be held, after which details will
proceed to Evergreen Home and Catholic
cemeteries to decorate the graves of com
rades there Interred. In the afternoon at
2:30 o'clock the Grand Army of the Re
public and Woman's Relief Corps will pro
ceed to the Chautauqua grounds where the
following program will be observed: Music
by the band, invocation by Rev. J. E.
Ingham, departmental chaplain; reading
of Lincoln's Gettysburg speech by Samuel
Rlnaker, Jr.; oration of the day by Past
Commander Harmon Bross of Lincoln,
vocal music, "America;" benediction, Rev.
Edwin Booth, Jr. After the program the
university cadeta will give a band concert
and battalion drill.
Falrbury Gets City Park.
FAIRBURY. Neb., May 16.-(8peclal -ljist
evening the mayor and city council
acoepted from a committee a deed to thirty
acrea of ground to be used for a city park.
The tract ia only four blocks from the
renter of the business part of the city. Is
well shaded with forest trees and will make
an Ideal park. The land was sold on exe
cution two years ago and a committee of
public spirited citizens determined to secure
It for the city and bid it in for 18,500.
They then went to work to raise the
money by subscription, so aa to make a
free gift to the city and as a result of their
labors Inst night turned over rTie deed to
the property and alao about 900 in caah to
be used for improvements.
The Fraternal Order of Eaglea contri
buted H28, being one-half of the net pro
ceeds of its recent fair, and fur which a
vote of thanka was extended.
Mayor W. G. Uhley appointed as park
commisioners. John C. Keaterson, 8. M.
Bailey and J. E. Mendenhall.
Schoolmates Honor Victor.
SIDNEY. Neb. May lb. (Special Tele
gram.) The depot platform was crowded
thia morning with the faculty and mem
hen of the Sidney High school, who ex
tended a cordial welcome home to Arthur
Oberfelder, the successful contestant at
the oratorical contest at Lexington. They
escorted him to hla home amid cheera and
high school yells. Tonight a banquet was
tendered him at the court house, whk h
the high school and faculty attended.
Baakers at Loss; Plae.
I.ONO PINE, Neb., May l6.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) W. A. Bucklln, cashier of a local
bank snd secretary of Group 1 of the Ne
braska Bankers' association, yesterday en
tertained the bankers of this section of the
ttate In Long Pine. The meeting was well
attended and voted by all attending bankers
the most successful meeting In years. J. L.
Davison, a prominent local lawyer-politician,
was the principal speaker at a
banquet given at the I'petll hotel.
Hall Near Burchard.
BTRCHARD. Neb. May 16. Spelal.
A heavy rainstorm yesterday evening del
uged the country three miles east of here,
which later changed to hall, causing con
siderable dajnage to growing crops and. It
is feared, Injured the tender, fruit which is
Just forming. It was confined to a narrow
strip, however, no hail falling In either
Burchard oa the west or Pawnee City oa
INJUNCTION AGAINST UNION
(omberlaad Prrabyterlaas May
Forced Into (oast la Mercer
DECATUR. III., May Hi-Judge William
Relter of Evansville, lnd.; Major G. V.
Meniles of Mount Vei non, lnd. ; Judge G
B. Green of Mount Carmel, 111., and other
"loyalists'" opposing union of the Cumber
land and Presbyterian churches went Into
conference here today to complete a peti
tion for Injunction restraining the general
assembly of Cumberland Presbyterians,
which meet Thursday, from effecting the
The grounds for the appilratlon are that
money with which tlieCuntberland Presby
terian property was purchased was given
for the promulgation and perpetuation of
the Cumberland Presbyterian dtatrinrs nml
that said property is not to be diverted to
any other u&e, that the church has no
constitutional right to give Itself away and
that there are errors In the manner in
which the arrangements for the proposed
unlcn were made.
The petition was rompleted tills after
noon and Judge Johns announced that the
healing would be disposed of with all pos
Presbyterians at Dea Moines.
DES MOINES. May Hi. T'ne last of the
750 commissioners to the HMh session of
the general assembly of the Presbyterian
church In America arrived In Des Moines
today and are attending the foreign mla-.-Oons
and educational conferences prelimi
nary to the assembly proper, which opens
at 11 a. in. tomorrow at the Auditorium,
with the sermon of Rev. J. A. Moffatt, re
tiring moderator. The Women's Home Mis
sions conference will ronvene at 2 o'clock
The Board of College Aid of the Presby
terian general assembly today agreed to
ask colleges to change the week of prayer
from the present month of January to the
second week of February. The report of
Secretary Charles K. Bradt of foreign mis
sions, read today, declared that single an
nual subscriptions was the best method of
providing for KW.onn.iUKi heathen for whom
the church was responsible.
ew Book of Forma.
There will be no fight over the new book
of forms, reported to the assembly by Dr.
Henry Van Dyke of Princeton unlveislty.
If Dr. Van Dyke can prevent It. In an
open letter to tin commtasloners rad here
today he expressed regret that stu h a storm
of discussion over the book of prayers and
ceremonies has arisen and he adds that If
there is to be a debate It will not be due
to himself. He explains that he was le
quesled, with other members of the com
mittee, to prepare the hook by the Inst
general assembly and that he lias merely
compiled with Instructions and that the
assembly may do what It sees fit with tho
report. Notwithstanding Dr. Van Dyke's
position, there promises to be a lively de
bate on the question. Fifty presidents of
Presbyterian colleges held a meeting today
and held that schools of the denomination
should be. asked to require 144 hours of
Bible study In every four years' course. To
night much interest developed In the con
test for moderator, five active candidates
being declared. Rev. A. B. Marshall of
Minneapolis. Rev. T. Clefand of Dululh,
Rev. J. L. Riirkley oi Detroit, Rev. J. A.
Dendy of Jefferaon. Mo., and Rev. Hunter
Porbett. the latter a missionary who has
seen forty years' service in China.
Methodist Missionary Conference.
KANSAS CITY, May H.-When the sec
ond day's session of the trl-state mission
ary convention of the Methodist Episcopal
church began today close to 1,700 delegates
and visitors had enrolled at Convention
hall. The time today waa given up prin
cipally to the delivery by officers high in
the councils of the church of addresses on
various phases of missionary work. To
night E. H. Conger, former United States
minister to Peking, China, will address the
convention on "Missions a Civilizing
An hour of prayer, conducted by Bishop
W. F. McDowell of Chicago, opened the
session today. The day s program Included
addresses as follows: "People of Foreian
Speech," by Dr. D. F. North, New York
City; "The Church's Imperative Duty," by
Bishop Henry W. Warren, Denver; "Africa.
an Open Door." Bishop Joseph C. Hartsell,
who is stationed In Africa; "Japan and
Corea." Dr. S. D. Spencer, Toklo, Japan;
"Fifty Years lu Southern Asia," Bishop J.
M. Thohurn, Delaware, O.
Southern Methodists Busy.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., May 1 The gen
eral conference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church South today voted J10.GOO to be ex
pended to assist the Pacific Coast Christian
Advocate, and authorized an enlarged build
ing at Shanghai, China.
A committee report on Sabbath observ
ance praised Presidents McKlnley and
Roosevelt for refusing to travel on Sunday.
A special committee presented resolutions
urging the speedy expulsion of Senator
Reed Smoot from the senate.
Baptist Anniversary Week.
DAYTON. O., May IS. "Anniversary
week," which emhraces annual sessions of
the Missionary and Publication societies of
the Baptist church In America, began here
today with the convention of the Woman's
Home Missionary society.
CHARGE OF FRAUD IN DENVER
Maalelpal Ownership l.eaaroe Will
Coatest P.leclloa Granting; Traction
a ad Light Franchises.
DENVER. Colo.. May 11 On the face
of the returns the twenty-year franchises
sought by the Denver City Tramway and
the Denver Gas and Electric companies
were carried at the election yesterday by
small majorities. The vote on these prop
ositions was as follows:
Tramway franchise, for 8,041; against,
7,7fi8; majority for, 273.
Cias and electric, for 7.5)12; against, 7,233;
majority for, 79.
The Municipal Ownership league la pre
paring evldtnce on which the franchises
will be contested. It being alleged that
hundreds of votes were cast for them by
nontaxpayera and that bogus tax recelpta
were furnished to voters by agents of the
The Northwestern Terminal (Moffatt
road) franchise waa granted by a vote of
1403 to 6 236. All other franchise proposi
tions were defeated.
The initiative ordlnanoe reducing water
and light rates, submitted by the Municipal
Ownership league, was carried. Mayor
Speers' charter amendment to extend the
limit on public improvement bonds to fifty
years In order to carry out the.MuIford
Robinson plans for beautifying the city
William H. Bryant, president of the Hon
est Election league, waa elected a mem
ber of the Board of Election Commission
ers. The other two members elected are
republicans. The three supervisors elected
ere republicans, giving the republican
party a majority of two on the board. The
new hoard of aldermen will conalst of eight
democrats, six republicans and (WO njunic
. Ui oajicrftdp members.
W. E. CHANDLER IN REBUTTAL
Former Senator from New Hampehire
Gomel to Aid of Tillman.
REITERATES STATEMENT ON CONFERENCE
Itearets I sane nlth President la
Raised, bat ' Insists that He
Told the Truth at
WASHINGTON. May 10 -Senator Till
man today received from former Senator
William E. Chandler a statement of his
course as an Intermediary In the negotia
tions between President Roosi velt and
Fenatots Tillman and Bailey (n tb" railroad
rate bill. The communication bears upon
Senator Lodge's denial for the president of
Mr. Chandler's statement quoting the presi
dent as saying he had lost confidence In
Senators Foraker, Spooner and Knox. It
was offered In the senate by Senator Till
man and will be printed In the Congres
The text of the statement follows:
My Dear Mr. Tillman: As the telephonic
denial by President Roosevelt, sent to the
senate throtmh Senator LoUkc, remains in
the Congressional Record of May 1. It
seems to me that 1 should take some notice
of It. which 1 do now by resrllrinlnB the
essential tiuth of tlie statement 1 marie
to Mm. and which you repeated In the when the returns from Sioux Falls, Sen
senate. Mich as 1 regret that the hasty: , ... . ,,. ,.
action of Senator I nrtue .,,,rt tbe president 1 H,or K It t ledge s home, and Minnehaha
has forced an Ifsue between the presmenl
and myself, the extreme language he used
j makes such Issues unavoidable and I can
hot shrink from or evade It, although 1
! cannot use toward the chief executive of
the nation language like his own. Upon
our ropeetive statements, I submit the
controvetsy with fonfldence to the Judg
ment of those who know me.
-Makes Additional Statement.
For those who do not know ine there Is
fortunately circumstantial evidence of a
high order which shows that the pieBldent
could not have omitted In substance thu
statement which he denies, nor could hu
have then made the whole statement which
he now substitutes. His Impulsiveness has
led him into serious error upon a point of
nu Importance in Itself but only aa aiTectlug
his attack upon me. 1 give to you a fur
ther statement, as follows.
Prior to March SI 1 hud not seen the
piesldent for u long time. I did not go tu
Uie wiiite House as a representative oi
Senator Tillman, but anieiy because the
president summoned me there by the lettnr
Hum l.ueb and 1 waited for him to express
his object. It was unmistakably stated to
be common with -Mr. Tillman, who had th i
lute bill lu charge, and oilier dtmocmli
of the senate lot the purpose of securing
the adoption in the rauroad rate bill of a
court review clause limiting the inquiry
to the question whether the commission had
exceeded its authority or had violated tho
constitutional rights of the carrier.
I knew, and lie knew, that it was im
possible for hlni to open conferences with
Mr. Tillman, unless he was fully satisfied
that the president hud absolutely glwn up
all Intention of coming to an agreement
with the senators who had been making
the contest for an unlimited court review,
and in staling his object he said that be
bad parted from them finally, naming Sen
ators Knox, Foraker and Spooner as the
henators who had made the arguments in
the senate to sustain that view, and he
used, as nearly as I can recollect, the lan
guage given ln my statement repeated by
The conversation Included the under
standing which he had that day reached
with Senators Ixng and Allison, the fact
that not over one-third of the republican
senators could be relied on to vote for the
limited court review, and that It was vital
that the support of nearly all the demo
crats should be obtained.
When, an hour later. I visited Mr. Till
man and told him my mission from the
president, 1 found hlni distrustful and sns
plctoua. He questioned me closely as to
what the president had said and 1 related
to him as accurately as 1 could the state
ment made by the president to me, and I
convinced him that the president had
ceased to hoie for compromise Willi the
senators named and the other advocates
of an unlimited court review.
When satisfied that this was the ease he
readilv consented to co-operate With the
president and said that he would see Sen
ator Bailey and report to me the result,
which he did, saying thrre would be perfect
accord upon the limitation of the right of
review If carried forward In connection
with a limitation of the right to Issue eg
parte In junctions.
rne conferences inus oegun were on in
loth at my suggestion transferred to At
torney General Moody and at once resulted
In an understanding that the effort could
he made to limit tne right of court review
as stated In the Long amendment and la
the paper drawn up on April Hi by Mr.
Moody and later perfeeied by Messrs.
Moody, Tillman and Bailey.
Mr. Chandler Asks Questions.
Was It not natural and essential thnt the
president should have satisfied me that he
had Anally separated upon the question of
the court review from the senators who
were the principal opponents of any limi
tation of that review which they believed
would be unconstitutional and that I should
have repeated bis statements to Mr. Till
man? Is H possible that I went directly
that night to Senator Tillman nt the Co
lonial hotel and poured into his ears a de
liberate and unqualified falsehood?
We consider next the statement which
tho president siys he thinks he made. In
stead of the one narrated by me. Senator
Foraker, he says, was not mentioned. I
am quite sure be Is mistaken. Senators
Knox and Spooner, he says, were men
tioned, but that all that was said about
them waa, as to Senator Knox, that the
president did not agree with a portion of
his proposed amendment, but that he
thought he had made a atrong argument
for asserting affirmatively the Jurisdiction
or authority of the court and as to Sena
tor Spooner that his name wss only men
tioned by him to express a cordial approval
of Senator Spooner's amendment.
Aa to Spooner Amendment.
This Spooner amendment was not offered
in the senate until May 10. but I learn
that it had been In existence and shown
to the president, whether as early aa March
31 does not appear. But this Is certain,
that if the president had on that night
told me that he cordially approved of It
and I had ao reported to Mr. Tillman, there
would have ensued no conferences looking
to co-operation; therefore, the president,
as to that amendment, had a consultation
some other tl.ne or with some other per-
It should also be borne In mind that the
report I made to Mr. Tillman of the presl.
dent's conversation la comparatively harm
less and Inoffensive. Here it is: "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 aa
trying to Injure or defeat the bill by In
genious constitutional argument, but he
hud come to a complete disagreement wilh
What Is there In the above words that Is
untrue or should give grave offense to the
senators named? They were the great con
stitutional lawyers of the senate, making
Ingenious arguments against any limita
tion of court review, and thev were trouble
some and likely to be troublesome ln any
attempt to carry the long-mooted limita
tion through the senate by the votes of
twenty-five or more democrats and twentv
or less republican senators. What harm
was there In the president's saying that he
had come to a final disagreement with them
on the day when he had held a Whtie
House conference with a view to uniting
democratic and republican forces in carry
ing a limitation or court review men and
there agreed upon?
Chandler Has Faoagh.
He could say It in or out of their presence
without giving offense to them. Nor was
it a very strung expression to say that
they were trying to injure or defest the
bill hv Ingenious constitutional arguments.
It did not mean that they were trying to
defeat the bill If it could be amended to
meet their views. Mr. Knox had declared
It to be unconstitutional unless amended
and that waa the general position of the
onDonents of limited court review, wh'ch
led the president on that day to conclude
U would be best to expressly grant the
jurisdiction to review, but to rigidly limit
It to the two objects named. The only
harm that 1 can see that haa come ln the
whole buslneaa waa the abandonment of
any attempt to carry that limitation of
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INSURGENTS ARE JUBILATING
Insist They time a Clear Mninrlty
of PeleaatrB tn the t on.
H I RON, S. V.. May K (Special Tele
gram. ) Insurgent beaibiuartei s are flooded i
with messnges and crowded with vts'lors
congratulating for I Crawford over th"
resuit. They claim absolutely these coun
ties, with some yet to hear from Aurora.
12; Readle. 34; Ronhonime. ltd; Prnokings,
44: Buffalo. 2: Charles Mix. "4; Clay. .11.
Faulk. 14; Hanson. 14: Hyde, f; JenaM. 11;
1; Minnehaha. W; Moodv. 28: Peter. P;
Sanborn. 1H; Spink. 42; Sully. 7; Turner. 4?;
I'nlon. 27; Yankton. :'.7; Hutchinson, n:.. j
Codington, 32: Roberts. 44; Hand. 11, Ores- ;
oty. lrt; Campbell. 14; (Irart. 1'S. Toial, S4I
county were received, showing that county;
ovet n helmingly Insurgent and would send j
eighty-six Crawford delegates to the state i
convention, antl-machlne leaders asserted j
ihey had won the light. They any the claim .
of the machine that It has 71! votes Is ,i ,
bluff and Is putting up straw contests and !
making preparations to control the tern- j
porary organization by this means and un
seat anti-machine delegates enough to force
the nomination of its candidates. Anli-
iiiiu hlne leader i have their fighting clothes
on. They say an attempt to steal the con
vention through bogus delegations cannot
succeed, warning lielng given all parts of j
the state. They charge the chairman of
the state central committee is In desperate I
straits, that he has been reouired to report ;
the expenditure of campaign funds to U: .
nexi contention ann is evidently ntraia lO
make such a report: that ln Rolierts ounty.
where the anti-machine majority is over- '
whelming, the machine Is repeating its j
tactics of two years ago and will send a
eontcstlng delegation to the Sioux Falls
SKJI'X FALLS. S. D.. May H?.-iSpeelal
Telegram.) Returns from yesterday's cau
cuses throughout South Dakota are vet
far fronl coninlete nnd tonie-hr Iwtth atal- '
wart and Insurgent republicans are still
claiming to have carried the state. Vic
tory for one side cr the other apparently
depends upon only two or three counties,
from which complete returns have not yet
MITCHELL. S. D.. May 16.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Eleven precincts in Davison
county have been heard from in the pri
mary election of yesterday. Three of
these went "antl-machlne" and the bal
ance for the "machine." Crawford and
Gamble lost three wards ln the city and
carried one, the Fourth. The county as a
whole Is safe ffr Martin and Klttredge.
STl.-ItGIS. S. P.. May Id. (Special Tele
gram.) Sturgls last nlKht elected twelve
Martin dclegatea to the republican county
convention. Outside precincts have not
been heard from. Enough votes are as
sured to give Meade county to Martin.
VERMILION. S. P. May Hj.-(Special
Telegram.) "Insurgents" carry Clay
county by a large majority. The "ma
chine" will have less than twenty dele
gates In the county convention out of
STATEMENT BY THE STANDARD
OH Combine Again Denies that
Profited hj- Secret Freight
NEW YORK. May llThe Standard Oil
rompsny today Issued to Its shareholders a
statement In reply to the special message
recently sent to congress by Trestdent
Roosevelt, and tha report on the country's
oil Industry by Commissioner Garfield of
the bureau of corporations, which accom
panied It. The statement Is signed by C.
M. Pratt, secretary, and was Issued by or
der of the hoard of directors. It denies
positively the charge that the Standard Oil
company benefited by secret rates for the
transportation of its products.
Whatever measure of prosperity It has
rejoiced." says the statement, "is not trace-
able to Illegal or reprehensible methods,
but to Its economic and elaborate Industrial
organization, covering as It does every de
tail of transportation, manufacture and ad
ministration." CORN FESTIVAL FOR CHICAGO
Prise of fl,QOO Will Be Given for
the Best Bnahel of Corn
CHJCAGO. May 11 Arrangements are
being made by the waya and means com
mittee of the Chlrago Commercial associa
tion to hold a corn festival in Chicago thla
fall, which will eclipse anything of a like
nature ever undertaken in the middle west.
According to present plans the exposition
will he an annual event. TTie plan contem
plates having afternoon and evening ex
hibits for two weeks, from September to
October 13. at Tattersall'a The amount to
be offered In prizes will total several thou
sand dollars. The beat bushel of corn
shown at the festival will draw a tS.ooo pre-
mliltn. while the best bushel of corn raised
on each railroad entering Chicago will draw
a similar prize. The railroads have beromo
Interested In the project and have offered
rash prizes for the best collection of ears
of corn raised at each shipping point along
the various railroads.
WESTERN NAVAL GRADUATES
Mllo F. Draemell of Fremont Aaosg
Them, Ranking; Twenty
ANNAPOLIS. Md.. May ll-(Speclal
Telegram.) Among the students who will
graduate ln the fourth class at the United
States Naval academy June S are Mllo F.
Draemell, Fremont, Neb., ranking twenty
ninth; Herbert Franklin Emerson, Sioux
Falls, and William Bingham Howe. Spear
flah, 8. D. ranking ninety-ninth and 111th
Fast Mall Derailed.
SCHl'YLER. Neb., May 11. (Special Tel-
m l A mil 1 1 fi r of Vn Son the 1'nlnn
Pacific faat mall waa thrown off the track
by the burning of the front axles. The car
la ln bad ahape, but no other damage wis
done to the train. A delay of four hours
was caused by the accident. All mall waa
tranaferred ta other cara, leaving the
wrecked cm 14 be Uluu VB by the
RATE BILL REPORTED
Senate Conclude Disouiwion of Measura in
Committee, of Whole,
ANTI-PASS SECTION IS AMENDED
It Exempt Tamilies of Employe, Care
Takers of Live Stock and Other.
PIPE LINE PROVISION ALSO CHANGED
Line Across Isthmu of Tanama Hot
Eubiect to Provision.
AIL EY ATTACKS THE PRESIDENT
Texas Senator Blames f-lxecnllve for
rTinprr Articles harglug
Ulm nilh Ai-tiasr la Baal
" ABHINUTON. May 1.-The recent rf.
f"1" 'f thu P''''ll-nt and the democratic
senatorial loaders to reach an agreement
on the rate lull received further notice in
the senate today from Senators Hailev and
Ylilinan. The inatlei whs referred to by
" """" """ wiuise. m a ri-
'onal explanation called out by an ariiole
ln the cnlcago Tribune charging Mr. H.til-y
wl'h failure to find common ground, and
by Mr. Tillman In a speech in support of
Mr. Halley and in presenting n further
statement from former Senator Chandler.
In his address Mr. llalh-y denounced the.
article In uiiestioii ns a "He" and the author
and liisplu r of It as "liars.'"
The cotisidriatlon of the rate hill in com
mittee of the whole was concluded and I lie
measure was then reported to the senate,
where there will be opportunity to review
and alter all the amendments heretolore
Prat Ik-ally the entire day was devoted to
tho consideration of the anti-pass amend-
niPnt. which was adopted after making so
immu.. rso-iuipiii ns it, arouse mognier ill
the senate everytlme tho provision waa
The work of the senate waa confined to
the partial consideration of the pipe line
provision which Was amended so as to
strike out the Morgan proviso extending
Its operation to other countries where the
I'nlted States had Jurisdiction.
Ktiilrmrnt h VI r. Ratify.
I'pon convening today the renate promptly
took up the railroad rate bill, the anti-pass
amendment being the Immediate subject
The calm of the discission was disturbed
today by a personal interruption by Senator
Bailey, who rose to a question of personal
privilege to make reply to a charge made in
the Chicago Tribune yesterday by a Wash
ington correspondent to the effect that Mr.
Bailey had been responsible for the failure
of the agreement between the president
and Senator Tillman. Former Senator
Chandler waa given as authority for the
statement that Tllmart'had been auspicious
of Bailey, who ! -whs also stated was
really opposed tn rate legislation and was
also In constant conference with Senator
Aldrlch with the purpose of defeating the
rate bill. After this statement had been
read Mr. Bailey took the floor and said
I have taken no part In the question of
veracity between the president and Mr.
Chandler and 1 hail not even made any
public expression on the question of the
good faith, because I knew neither about
either question. I had never conferred
with the president directly nor with Mi.
Chandler. It was. therefore, a matter of
great surprise to me when a senator c.lled
my attention to the extract which I have
rend. That correspondence, It was under
stood, was sent by a correspondent who Is
very close to the While House nnd is
presumed to speak with some degree of
authority concerning transactions there. I
do not know aa to the truth of that and 1
do not charge that this statement was made
with authority. But I denounce the publi
cation aa an unqualified, deliberate and
I malicious lie. I denounce that cone-
sponaetii as an unquanoea, neniwrain ana
I malicious liar. I denounce the man who
' inspired the statement as an unqualified
delllierate and malicious liar, whoever he
may be and however high the onice he
The statement was made In a deliberate
monotone, but it was none the less im
pressive on that account. It was received
with absolute silence and the silence con
tinued for a few momenta, when. Indeed,
Senator Tillman had taken the floor also
on a question of personal privilege became
the article quoted had stated that he had
been susplcloua of Mr. Bailey. He had read
the parts of the correspondent's letter
which Mr. Bailey had omitted and then
proceeded with his amendment, saying:
"This correspondence is undoubtedly a
muck rake. Into whose house the handle
goes or what hand holds It I will not at
tempt to say."
He said he counted eight distinct false
hoods In the article, but he desired tq ad
dress himself -first to a denial that he had
ever been auspicious of Senator Bailey.
He declared hla great esteem and admlra.
tlon for the Texas senator and that their
cordial relatione had always existed.
Texas Senator Attacks Prealdeat.
When Senator Tillman concluded Senator
Bailey again took the floor and said that
his sttentlon had been called to aaother
article, printed In the New York Tribune
of today. He said it was of the same char,
arter as that printed by the Chicago Trib
une and that evidently they had been timed
to bring them both to Washlngon at the
same time Pointing to the press gallery
"I Intend to put In the record, upon the
statement of more than one reputable
newspaper correspondent In that gallery,
and as a rule they are aa honorable as
senators on this floor, on their authority,
1 state, that the two chief cuckoos of thla
administration are the correspondents of
the New York Tribune and the Chicago
"And therefore it seems to me conclusive
that this slander proceeds from the While
House. I hoiie. for the honor of my coun
try, that It doea not proceed from the
"But If he be a man of high aense of
honor he will see to it that senators are
not slandered by his subordinates, and tho
miserable wretch who communicated to
these newspapers, and who sought through
them to communicate to the country a
slander on me which people might discuss,
rsther than the Issues that have been
raised, he Is unfit for hla high office, and
the man who perpetrated that Infamy will
pay for It with bis position; and if the
man continues to hold his office It is to be
assumed that what he haa done haa been
with the apfrotal of hla chief.'
Senator Culberson presented a aubstltute
j amendment peimlttlrg railway employee,
tneir tanuiien, moay io.im--.w ,i
takers of live stock to use free tranaporta-
The Culberson amendment aas than ex
tended so ss to except so many persons
ln4 clsjsvi Uat wLea rea4 I aroused
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