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    The Omaha Daily Bee .
Jftte Committee on Inter-Oceanic Canala
File Iu Report.
MAJORITY 0BJIU5 1U tut rnu uako
inor Factor.
Report Styi Tjp of Waterway Should be
Determined Soon.
t tar That Properly romlnrlrJ
ptai WlilU Mot be Liable
to Injory be Selassie
WASHINGTON. May That the
earthquake which deatroyed Pan Frandaco
was an Important' factor In determining
tha rote of tha senate committee on tn
teroeeanlc canals In favor of a ea-love
type la apparent from the fact that
feature of tha majority report la a dis
cus .on of tha affect such an earth wave
might hava on locks and dama. The ma
jority report In favor of a sea-level canal ,
waa submitted today by Senator Kltt- cf
radge. On tha subject of danger from
earthquakes on tha Isthmus and the pos
sible affect on the two types of cannl
proponed tha report ey:
The recent calamity that overwhelmed
?ne of the treat rltlea has caused many
orahodlngs. The assertion that any par
ticular apot In the tropics Is exempt from
all danger from inch convulsions of na
ture aa recently visited California or
wrought great havoc near Charleston, S.
C, In 1IIH, or changed the fare of nature
In southeastern Missouri, near the he-
f inning of thla century, would not be
azarded by any wise man. That the
lathmua of Panama la not exempt, conclu
sively appeara and we can have no guar
anty that the canal lone will In the future
be exempt from aurh disaster.
The canal structures that would be most
xpoaed to Injury by the passing of an
earth wave or violent movement of the
earth's surface are the lorks proposed by
the minority, whose walls, many hundreds
cf feet, or even 2,000 or 3,000 feet long
at Outan would, at least soma of them.
be more than aeventy-flvo feet high and
entirely unsupported on one aide aave for
a part of the helghth by water.
Probably Katect of Treaabler.
If these walla ahould be moved at all
the natural and probable result would
be In their leaking and so prevent the
closing of the gatea an injury for which
a auggeatlon of extra gtes on hand would
be uaeleas, for no one could guess the
extent of the movement. But the moat
likely effect of such shock would be the
fracture of these locka, in repairing of
, which much time months or years
might be required, and thus cauee Inter-
ruptlon of traffic or the abandonment of
; the canal.
"The minority auggesta that the dam at
Gam boa. Included in the plan of the board
.would be aa likely to sustain. Injury from
urn rrtprtiuttoh. as the structure above
mentioned. Thla la not the fact. The Gam
boa dam la built on a solid rock foundation,
reinforced with strong walla and but
tressed at either end with walla of rock.
It la a structure the least likely to be af
fected of any superimposed on tha earth'!
surface and iu record la found of any simi
lar structure being permanently injured
under similar circumstances. Tha side
lopea of the Culebra cut would be no more
likely to be disturbed than are tha nearly
vertical slopes near the divide, that have
never been affected. An earth dam on an
alluvial basts, aa proposed by the minority,
might be fissured if the earthquake passed
the locality, and If a crack In the dam or
lis base should open the dam would go out,
the lock drain and the canal be ruined.
am Francisco's Experience.
"At Ban Francisco, where the water pipes
Were broken, the disaster waa greatly aug
mented by thla cause, for the water could
not be held In the plpea and directed on
the flames. What would happen to the
aqueduct, cmdulta, pipes and valves burled
In the concrete walla used for filling and
emptying the looks cannot be well conjee
After reviewing the legislation and the
messages of the president on the aubject
f the canal the report aaya it la due to
tha executive branch that the uncertainties
confronting the president aa to his powers
In the premises be settled and disposed of
affirmatively, once and for all, by the only
national authority competent to pass upon
the question the national leglalaiure.
The division among experte aa to the beat
type of canal la treated by the report,
which aaya that the concluaion haa been
reached that tha following propositions are
Irrefutable: That the Ideal canal Is one at
Sea level; that Its construction would be
attended with no more and probably with
leaa liasard than one with locka and dama
on doubtful foundations; that tha aea level
canal is safer and more convenient than
one with locks; that it would take but
little longer time to build, that it la aim
pier and more economic in operation and
Lorka Bad Dama Dasiirsat.
A chapter of the report Is devoted to the
looks and dams proposed by the minority
report of the consulting englneere and
these are aaserted to be an element of
danger. The various accidents to which
such mechanism might be subject are re
counted and the report asserts that these
baxartla can be avoided by the small sacri
fice of Unto necessary to tha construction
of the aea level canal. The claim la made
by the report that ships of sll classes could
be' passed through the sea level rsnal In
eight hours and that half that time would
be consumed In passing ship through locks
The cost of annual maintenance is esti
mated at $l.ej.(X for aea level and $:,J,ouu
tut the lock type.
piacusung the advantage of the sea-level
canal to the country controlling it In time
of war. the repurt says:
"If free from sll obstacles to quick transit
11 warships of average slse, moving in
one direction, route clear, could be passed
from ocean to ocean In leas than a day.
"All naval commanders and
masters of the great national and private
ls of the world are almost to a man
opposed unalterably to the Introduction uf
any lock tn lift vessels over tha low summit
that nature has left us te remove."
The majority argues that an enemy could
destroy a lock canal much easier than a
Sea-level canal with explosives.
As to Expense.
The ultur.ete final rust of the sea-level
serial. aa estimated by the majority. Is
IMUO.000, while the cost of the lock type
Is regarded as unoertatn. The minority vt
the board of consulting engineers estimated
the cost at tlja.TX.jno. and to thla the
tiAjortty says should be added the interest
UJootlaued oa Second Pax )
Chinese to fill offices
Imperial nervier Will Be
Gradually Removed.
PEKING. May 17. -The ministers nf the
powers are considering the question of
taking Joint action on the customs ques
tion. While the Chinese assurances ate
plausihle. there are strong evidences that
the authorities fully Intend to replace the j
foreigners In the service by Chinese when j
it is possible to do so In conversation be- j
tween foreign mlnlsiers and the Chinese ;
officials the latter maintain an Independent j
attitude intimating that the question is one
with which foreigners have no right to In
terfere. It Is considered significant that
the edict was Issued without any previous
consultation with Sir Robert Hart and Im
mediately after the departure from Peking
of the ministers of three of the lending
tiONIKlN. May IT -Foreign Secretary
Gray informed questioner In the House
of Commons today that there wa no rea
son to believe that the position of Sir
Robert Hart as director of the Chinese cus
toms hd In any way been affected by the
recent Chinese Imperial edict.
Rrltlah Manufnctnrers Try to Interest
tioTernment In Development
of African Fields.
f. v IT A larae ami, Important
- lfn 11 I'l C" inn iiiti'iii..
Lsncssi . Tvlewed Premier Camp
bell- Bannrri . he Foreign office today
relative to ti -sil.v for opening new
sources of so 'he members of the
deputation errp the fart that the
cotton trade is "o mgerous position.
They pointed out . ' -at Britain Is de
pendent upon Anie. ' 75 per rent of
Its supply of raw n mid therefore
It was absolutely nece j broaden the
sources of supply. Th ,nly possible sol
vation, it was declared, lay In North Ni
geria, but railways were Indiapenslble.
The premier was very sympathetic, hut
said he could not commit the government
to nny promises. He was ready, however,
to favorably consider any scheme for rail
road construction Involving reasonable gov
ernmental assistance.
Police Officer Who Maltreated Maria
gplrldonnvo Shot by an
TAMBOFF. Russia, May lT.-7.anahoff, a
police officer who participated In the brutal
maltreatment of 4! aria Splrldonovo, was
shot and killed on the streets today by an
unidentified person. The avengera of the
young revolutionist recently meted out the
same fate at BorlssogllebsR to A bra mo ft.
the Cossack officer who boasted of his
cruelty to her while she was In prison.
Maria Splrldonovo. the young daughter
of a Ruselan general, shot and killed Chief
of Police I.uzhenoffsky of Tamboff.
She 1
was condemned to be hanged, but her sen
tence was commuted to twenty years' Im
prisonment. The girl waa terribly treated
in prlaon, Immediately after committing the
crime by Abramoft and. another Coasack
Prlnee aad Princess of Wales Con
gtratolated on Retnra from
Indian Trip.
IONDON. May, IT. The lord mayor and
corporation today entertained the prln;e
and princess of Wales t the Guild hall
and presented them with a congratulatory
address In commenorailon of their Irdian
Exactly thirty years hsve elapsed since
King Edward, then prince of Wales, was
the central figure of a similar welcome on
his return from his eastern tour.
Today's reception was preceded by the
usual proceaalon through decorated streets.
About too persons sst down to luncheon at
the Guild hall Including the German burgo
masters who are now visiting London.
They were the only foreigners present.
Manila Hemp Crop Short.
MANILA. May 17.-Exporters report a
shortage of the hemp crop amounting to
100.000 bales, valued' at 12.000.000. Rrouth
and typhoon In September caused the
slump. Statisticians forecast that the pro
duction for the first five months of 190
will be 1,000 bales less than for the name
time laat year. Prices are high and con
tinue to advance. Exportera expect that
the crop next year will reach the normal
Criticism by Meyer.
8T. PETERSBURG, May 17. The Slovo
today printed what purported to be a
statement of Ambassador Meyer criticising
the action of Parliament and the opening
ceremony at the Winter palace. The am
bassador has authorised the Associated
Preaa to deny In the most emphatic manner
that he Indulged In any criticism whatever.
He aaya the alleged statement was made
out of the whole cloth.
British Steel Makers to I nlte.
1X3NDON, May IT. Negotiations are on
foot to form a comblue of the steel workers
of west Scotland and north of Eng
land, extending the present working agree
ment In respect to ship and boiler plates, to
Include American branches of the trade.
Michael Uavltt Belter.
DU BLIN. May 17 -Michael Davltt. who
was operated on yesterday for the secouj
time for blood poisoning, was reported to
day to be much Improved.
Mela Heralle Refaeal of Statesman to
Hrtorn lo Ills native
I -and.
NEW TURK, May 17.-The funeral
Cari Schurs took place today. Private - The Texas senator migKr.ted that it the
services at his late home, 24 East Ninety- penalty against both carrier and shipper
first street, were conducted by the Rev. I should stand the government would find
H. K. Eri.aell, president of Hampton Instl- Itself without witnesses 'n the prosecution
tute. Hampton. Ya.. and Dr. Felix Adler.o' offenders. Mr. McCuniber declared that
of the Ethical Culture aoclety. later pub- the great trusts are "t'le principal ciiin-
j He services were held at the grave In Tar -
rytown. N Y., where the funeral party
went by special train.
METX. Germany, May IT. -It a recalled
In connection with the telegram of con
dolence which Emperor William sent to the
family of the late Carl S.hurs that the
emperor had long regarded Mr. Schuix
with respect and was aware tliat hii
grandfather desired him to return to Qer-
many and enter the public service Prince
lil.rnarck Invited Mr. Schurs to do ao and
the latter tn reply said In substance:
"I am afraid I ahall always be a non
conformist and could never adapt myself
to the Prussian system. No, ii u better
for me to stay where I am."
8enata Spend Entire Day in Discussing
Meunre by Section.
Provision Giving t ommtssloa Power
to Fla Rates Attaeked ae
t nennatltntlonal by Sev
eral Senators,
W ASHING TON. May IT. The senate to. j tive Campbell of Kansas wanted the whole
day received another Installment of Ben-j paragraph relating to Investigations of
ator Bailey's version of the effort to secure I methods at the hands of Department of
an understanding between the democratic j Commerce and Iaihor stricken out. Rcp
senntors and the president on the terms of ; resentatlve NorrM contended that It was of
the railroad rate bill, and In presenting It i first Importance that an Investigation
he Included the memoranda of Senator
Chandler to the president on which the
charges of hid faith against Mr. Bailey
had been predicated. The Texas senator
again arraigned his critics In sharp
languag". j
With the exception of Mr. Bailey's di
gression the entire day was devoted to a !
review bv the senate of the amendments !
made In committee of the whole, and cov
ered somewhat more than half of the
measure. There wss a prospect of com hid
ing the rending until the section granting
to the Interstate Commerce commission ,
power to tlx rates was reached, and the ,
question of constitutionality of that pro- .
vision wss raised. The attark was made j
. The attack was made j
on ihe rlatixe giving to the commission j
discretion III the power or presorming rates
and a long debate ensued. The question i
was still under discussion when the day j
came to a close. The clause was sharply j
attacked by Senators Teller. Knox and j
Foraker. Mr. Knox expressed doubt ;
whether the bill would be constitutional
even with the discretionary power omitted,
and it was Mr. Foraker's conviction that
It would not.
There was again considerable debate over
the pipe line, rehate and anti-pass amend
ments and alao of the amendments pro
hibiting common carriers from transporting
articles produced by themselves. All of
these and other less Important provisions
were modified.
Hnlley Repllea to Critics.
Senator Bailey revived the scene of
yesterday by having read a letter he had
written to ex-Senator Chandler, asking him
for anything he had written the president
concerning himself and repllea from Chand
ler. Including a copy of Chandler's diary,
giving a history of his movcinonta on the
dav when a certain memorandum was sent
to the president. Senator Bailey quoted
from the New York Tribune and cnargea
the paper in Ita Washington correspondence
with "modifying Its lies."
He referred to the report that memor
andum waa circulated among democratic
senators. This be denied, but he charged
that the president yesterday showed the
memorandum to a republican aenator and
a republican member of the house. He said
that the Chandler memorandum Impugned
no bad faith to him, nor even to the rail-
road senators. -
Senator Bailey declared that the presi
dent did not doubt his (Bailey's) good faith
because three days after the memorandum
the preajdent, through Chandler, asked him
to confer with the attorney geenrsj on the
subject. '
Mr. Bailey took op the reply of the Chi
cago Tribune correspondent to his denunci
ation yesterday and said that it did not
meet tha situation.
He quoted from It
and Intimated that the assertions the cor
respondent made were based on Information
obtained from the president or some one
near him. Senator Bailey said that he had
been charged with being Impetuous, rash
and dictatorial, but no one had or could
charge him with doubt dealing. When such
a charge waa made he would brand across
the forehead of the msn making the chareg
the word "liar" In order "that he might be
known and shunned of all men."
Anti-Pass Provision Amended.
The anti-pass provision was then taken
up and a new draft by Senator Culberson
was adopted tn place of the amendment
'adopted yesterday. The only charge mad
was in phraseology, and all the classos
specified yesterday were excepted. Tha
provision waa still further amended at
the Instance of Senator Hansbrough ao
aa to make the penalty apply to persons
asking and accepting passes as well as
to those granting them. The penalty 1
a fine of from 1100 to 12,000.
Senator Dolllver moved to add traveling
secretaries of the Young Men's Christian
association and the smendment was ac
cepted. Senator Hale then moved to In
elude "base ball and foot ball players."
and Senstor McLaurln "widows and or
phans." Both were voted down amid
laughter. The amendment, aa modified,
waa then finally accepted.
The provision prohibiting common car
riers from transporting articles of their
own production waa then taken up and
after some changes in phraseology the
amendment was agreed to. There were
several efforts to extend the time when
the provision shall go Into effect, but they
were unsuccessful. Senstor Stone made
an Ineffectual effort to have pipe lines
excepted, and Senator Piles made several
efforts to have the provision apply only
to common carriers, whose principal busi
ness is thst of common carriers.
Switches and Cars.
Senator LsFollette secured the addition
of a penalty clause to the provision re
quiring railroad companies to put In
switches snd supply cars to shippers.
The smendmenia to section 2, dealing
wlth railroad tariff achedulea. were all ac- 1 lrl'm" ",m "ou"1 " 1 peared and aald his road from Sioux City ; giaphed from Philadelphia that he was con-
cepted without discussion, and It looked i ""k" P"i'n,e'l an attack of grip ; lo Ashland, ahlch hud not yet been com-! sldering retiring from his position with the
for a time as If tne entire section might j hlrh f"r "r"e r'',,y alarmed her t pl,.t,), cost Hl.s a mile to construct. ; Pennsylvania company because of the dis
be disponed of very speedily until Sen- I 'nJa' Later, however, she showed , gOIlle f the work, however, lie said, had closures affecting some of his subordinate to have ihe unp.ii
. ... v..., .
(Ara ). liallinger, Knox, M -Cumber and
j Inals In the rebate matter." The Lodge
was accepted and the pro-
was agreed to after the acceptance
of a suggestion by Senator Stone making
the penalty clause explicitly ppli able -.o
shipper, as well a. carriers
Senator McCiiinber pr-nted a suba.itute
for hi. provision imposing a penalty for'
accepting rebates amounting to three
i times the amount received, omitting ihe
j Imprisonment pen
' accepted.
The substitute was
Rate Section I nder Fire.
When section 4. granting ajlhurnv to l tie
Interstate Commerce commission to px
(Continued oa Second I'sge )
"knowingly and wilfully" Inserted In con- " , , . . . . cause or tnis uie ooaro nen tne value or lug . oiiipaiiies. ,n '.u io irmim
..k .v,. ..,. ! d'Hiled change for Ihe worse and Dr. .u,. road at S15.009 a mile, or an usneasmenr ! hmne he never ave Interviews to the B"" S,,U Plotsrre.
bate, or dlscrmlnuiing In favor of ,nv W,ley Wa" MUm"',,nd ttl'd "'"a'""rt r,,r 'VN value of $3.(-) a mile. Thla will swell ihe pres. .rid that he would not do so In! "KS MUIN K3' Mar "-(Special -At the
.hipper 7 1 precipitated de- h,11" W"h P?"""- A d'""" ' total Increase over last year about $.W ! England. ;.iaUo..a. convention of River Brethren a
2 TM.2 vir2 I n ,l0" "", P"""U " rr'plrB""n w" ""d hy ' in addition. This road, however, aa, no, I r'"""7' ,n.n.,lon. today In the oily.
rulstn of the omcU of , Mr.. , Add.soi, Hav d ! Z'Z m""' FIELD'S REPORT SENT IN
ment tx-naltv for a violation of the Inter- ' Z , .... , ,, .. The hoard adjourned until 10 o . lo k Mon- i i , " , " , .7 .
nieoi iii) k'iihii oi tne inifi- )lfr grandchildren, John Forson l aves , . . . . . . . . , . . I against photography was d acussed, but
state commerce law and a nai'l. inuterf ... . ,, , day morning, at which time a formal vote . i omulrlr Document . Referring lo , .. .. , , . . loii'iiirnr i ami p u i pmea j);tvis. a student at Princeton (Diversity.1 ... , ., . ,, , " nu action taken. Elder Aaron Martin waa
western matters at capital
nrrls Makes Speech la Favor of
Investigating Inlarallaatloa
(From a Staff Correspondent.
WASHINGTON. May 17 (Special Tele
gram.) During the consideration of the bill
treating a Bureau of Immigration and
Naturalisation rtnd providing for uniform
laws of naturalisation In the house today
Congressman Nnrrls made a rattling good
speech In favor of an examination of the
methods pursued by judges and clerks in
Issuing naturalisation papers. Repreaenta-
i should be made and took exception to the
suggestion of Mr. Campbell that It would
be humiliating to a Judge to have his acts
Investigated. He thought every honeet mail
I would Invite Investigation. Although Mr.
Campbell's amendment to strike out pre
vailed It only carried by the chairman
voting In the affirmative, the vote being
60 to S.
Congressman Kennedy today received
tmm M Snlmkmrra. JL Hnn nf Omuhl S
telegram sent from Dea Moines, la , where
the Millinery Jobbers' association of the
i ransmissoun country is in session, caning ;
upon the Nebraska delegation to favor an .
amendment to the railway rate bill so thnt )
express companies will be brought under I
express companies will be brought under I
t he regulation of thi Interstate t 'ominerce
commission. .Mr. Krnneoy prescnten ine
telegram to Colonel Hepburn, who will be
one of the house coiyerees on the railway
rate bill and he stated to the Omaha tnem-
bers that the matter Would be given serious
consideration. Mr. Kennedy then csnvassed
the members of the delegation and later
replied to the telegram, that the entire N-
hraska delegation favored bringing ex
press companies within the regulation of
the Interstate Commerce commission.
Auditor Andrews of the treasury de
partment left for Nebraska tonight. He
will he In Omaha on Saturday and will go
from there to Hastings on business.
The senate today confirmed the nomina
tion of Patrick M Mullen, formerly of
Omaha, to be receiver of public moneys at
Juneau, Alaska.
Rural route No. 1 has been ordered es
tablished July 16 at Battle Creek. Madison
county, Neb., serving 450 people and 90
Rural carriers appointed Nebraska:
Phillips, route 2, George E. Horn carrier;
William P. Marvel, substitute. Iowa: Bon-
durant, route 1, William P. Hall, carrier;
Anna L. Hall, substitute. Hlnton, route 1,
Jane 8. Crouch, carrier; F. M. Crouch, sub
stitute; route 4, Floyd Crswford. carrier;
Edith Crswford. substitute. Washington,
route 2. Floyd McClellan, carrier; Curtis D.
McClellan, substitute.
Soldiers at San Francisco Foil Rob
bers Who jTry to Get
8AN FRANCISCO. iMay 17.-A daring at
tempt to loot the sllitreastiry located on
Commercial and Kee streets was foiled
laat night by soldiers from Company 6 of
the Eleventh rnfantry. The soldiers were
detailed to guard Cncle Sam'a treasure
iron ana inry ciatm uiai me nre was re-
j turned by the men who were attempting to
loot the safes In the building. Six men
from Company G were detailed to guard
the treasury last night, three men being
I located on either side of the place.
At 11:30 o'clock the men stationed on the
Commercial street side say they noticed a
man attempting to reach the entrance to
the building. He was ordered to halt, but
Instead started to run. whereupon a guard
fired at him. The bullet did not take ef
fect and two of the guards gave chase,
leaving their one companion behind. Al
most Immediately the soldiers on the Clay
street side began firing and the one guard
on Commercial street says he saw four
men run to the windows of the upper story
of the treasury building. Guard llamnion
waa on Commercial street and he says he
Immediately opened fire and the forms In
the windows replied with shots from their
revolvers. Fully thirty shots were ex
changed In the fray, some of the bullets
striking the wall of the bulldina on tha
I north side of Commercial street. The men
were later seen to come down the stairs,
but were not again heard of. Attracted by
the noise of the battle. Detective Sergeant
Taylor headed a detail of police and com
menced a search for the would-be looters.
He was sided in this work by the National
guards, who are stationed at Portsmouth
square. The soldiers and police carried
lanterns and stopped every person whom
they met In the district, but all were able
to give a satisfactory account of them
Widow of Confederate Prealdeat
Again Very III la New
NEW YORK. May 17-Mrs. Jefferson
Davis, alfe of the president of the south
ern confederacy, who Is 111 at the Hotel
Gerard, has suffered a relapse and early
today her condition was said to be serious.
During the morning hours resort waa had
to the use of oxygen.
Mrs. Davis, who is advanced in years.
I improvement ina recently was ue-
,-,.lUnfl nla s;sier,
are almont constantly at
,er bedcide
Mrs. Davis celebrated her 'inhtic-th birth
day on Monday two week. ago. On that
day she went lor a dtle and contracted a
Tbeie iii a .light improvement In the '
condition of Mr. Davis Hit. morning.
Dr. W iley, who is attending Mrs. Davis. ,
i-aid today that ii- is now suffering from
pneumonia. After a sinking upel early to-
day he revived and s!pt for several hour., i
but owing to her advanced age hopes of
her recovery are faint. J
Mrs. J. Addison Hotf. her daughter, said
today that her mother was mote comfort- !
able ye.teiday. but na not out of
Lair this a'tetnoun Mr. Davis' condi- '
tlon waa untiouiKed a. much improved.
woman's Sentence 4 ommnted.
TRENTON. N J . May IT -The court of
prdont today commuted the sentence of
Mr Annie Valentlna to life Imprisonment
Mis Valentlna waa under sentence lo be
liangert t ilackensark on May li for the
mutiier of lu naive.
Board Btisei Valuation of That Line Tive
Hundred Dollars a Vile.
Morteneen aad Mickey Vote for
Urrr Increnae on t nlen Pacldc,
bat Other Members Will ot
Agree With Them.
(From a Btsff Correspondent 1
LINCOLN. Neb, May 17.-i8perlal.t-The
State Board of Assessment has practically
concluded the assessment of railroad prop
erty for ism and the result is an Increase
of 191,142. not including the Great Northern
extension from Sioux City to Ashland.
The Increase made by the board last
year over the previous year was about
tl.ono.nnn and the year before that It was
about 19.noO.WtiO. Of the Increase this j-enr the
fnlon Pacific gets KU42. the Mason City
Fort Dodge gets tlO.OOO and the Chicago.
Milwaukee A St. Taul gets $5,mn. The
Omaha Bridge Terminal company Is de- j
I creased in Its assessment JCO.nnO. All of the
I other roads are returned at exactly the
j same values as placed upon them last year.
with tne exception ot ttie t mon mc.nn
. h . N-Or,hwo,torn ln board had little
trouM , KrUlnK together Governor Mickey
n(1 TrMlnlI.Pr Mortensen voted to assess
t,hOc .t am nro a mile and the
t fnlon 1
rn lit an increase of IW a mile.
Searle, Katon and Oolusha would not
stand for the Increase, but Instead voted
to leave the Northwestern where It was
and to Increase the fnlon Pacific an as
sessed value of 00 a mile. The following
table shows the value per mile as fixed last
year and this year and the assessed value I
An - .1, iu..., Af.u nf the '
real value. The figures hsve not yet been
made of record, hut there will be no change
unles something tinforseen happens be
tween now and the next meeting:
Ass'd Val.
per mile
19 iA.
Vnlon Pacific ...
$ iW.T.Vt I .te.TMi
$ 7.7M
an.niz fioMi
Northwestern 32.ef 32,5""
Rock Island 42.MO 4C.o"0
Missouri Pacific .T7.2O0 37,2l T.44
C. St. P., M & O.... 42.MO 42.6o R.6O0
Pacific. R. In Neb 22.fiOO ,MHl 4.6ofl
St. Joe G. 1 M.tfW 32.Sfl 6.5"5
Wllmar br. G. N 2n,0fi0 .on 6,000
Mason C. Ft. L asc.nnn 4nn.on0 ap.ono
O.. B. A- T. Co ano.oiio M0.00 loo.ono
C M. A St. P TR.'W lon.nno .rio
Wabash , . wi.nnn lo.oon
Illinois Central frO.ono Mi.onn rood
Santa Fe 2S,0dfi 2S,m) 5,mi0
Two Votea on I'nlon Pacific.
The vote onthe assessment of the Union
Pacific came after a long wrangle over
the assessment of the Pullman Car com
pany. As Inaugurated yesterday the vote
waa by secret ballot snd the first re
sulted as follows: Two for 170.000, two
for 160,600 and one for $62,600. When it
waa proposed to take a second ballot, Mr.
Morteneen remsrked:
"I think we had better compromise this
than te take another ballot. Yesterday
some ono of you three voted for an In
crease on the Northwestern, and when we
took the second ballot all of you except
the governor voted for the same assess
ment. Now. I am willing to vote to make
the ajs'sment 162,601 a ; mile,, as one of
you have voted."
"I'm willing to come down to that also,"
chimed in the governor, "In cider to get
an Increase."
"Will you vote with us Mr. Searle,"
- .1,-1 UnrOnsan !
"I think thafa too high," replied Searle.
"Will you vote with us Mr. Eaton?"
"Wsll, I will vote when It comes my
time to vote," answered Eaton without
committing himself.
"Then we msy Just as well vote," said
Mortensen, and the three members, Eaton,
Searle and Galusha voted for the 160,600.
while Mickey and Mortensen voted for ffle
$70,000 valuation. This Is an Increase In
the sssessed value of the road of $100 a
mile, or an Increase in the total assess
ment of about $96,000.
In the matter of assessing the Pullman
company Morteneen wanted to add 50 per
cent to the value by reason of the com
pany having a right to do business In the
state. He argued tha care were returned
as stationary and that as going property
they should pay for the privilege.
Attorney General Brown was railed be
fore the board and he told the members
under the ststutes It waa their duty to as
sess the Pullman company on Its physical
property only. Mortensen took exceptions
to this ruling, and argued for a 50 per cent
Increase. The other members of the board,
however, with the . exception of Mickey,
thought the law plain in the matter. Mor
tensen wss asked If he hsd any reason
for adding 50 per cent to the value, and
he replied he had not, but It was merely
arbitrary. After a very atrenuoua debate
he suggested that the board fix the value
temporarily at what It had been returned
by the company and this was done.
Keed Discusses Omaha Valuation.
County Assessor Reed of Douglas county
was here today and discussed Omaha
valuatiun informally with the board.
He 1. trying to get a higher assess-
ment on merchandise in that city he
told the board, but he did not know
how successful he would be. He also told
the board In answer to an inquiry that
the real estate owned by the Omaha Bridge
and Terminal company had heretofore been
valued too high.
At the request of the board Tax Commis
sioner Hayden of the Great Northern ap-
j f)pQ done twice owing to washouts. Fe-
will be taken
fined as stated
iers Jin at Madison. Illinois,
Asia for Rigid Inteatlan
lion of
MADIfON. Ill, May IT. -After draining
the cesspool In which the headless hodv
of a was found yesterday, the head
was found An Inquest was held
" o
lu lime when placed In the cessoool. The
verdict returned by the coroners Jury
early today wss that "an unknown man
had cams to his drsth from sn unknown
cause" and recommended a rigid Ivvestl-
A man named Joe Nelli.. who.e descrip
tion tallies aomemhat with that ef the
body found, lis. been missing and 1' is be.
lleved he .i murdered and his body
throan into the p-j1.
Fair Friday and Saturday.
Temperatnre at Omaha lealerrfayt
Ho"r- Dei. Honr. Peg.
ro I p. m MI
as rat g . m TI
T l It p. m 72
o. tn To 4 p. tn TTt
n. m t-i g . m T2
10 a. an T:t H p. m Ta
11 a. m T7 T p. n TI
13m H7 M p. m
l p. m (15
h I
President of I oil tompany Contra
dicts T estimony of Ice Pres.
dent Thayer.
PHII.ADK1.P1 1 1 A. May IT. That the
Pennsylvania Railroad company aave re
bates as recently as 19U1 was the charge !
made today by Frank B. Wtgton. head of
the Morrlsdale Coal romnmj, before fhe j
Interstate Commerce commission. Mr. Wig-
ton's statement caused something of a sen
sation because of the fact that while the 1
commission was in session In Raltiniore
Vice lrestdent Thnver of the Pcnnsvlx ania 1
ra,rond ' hrfore the body and :
stated that the company had made no al
lowances or concessions since 1S119 Mr.
Wlgton gave a detailed statement of the
conditions in the soft coal region and ac
cused the Pennsylvania Railrood company
of discrimination in the allotment of coal
cars, citing cases to substantiate
his i
He was asked by counsel for the com
mission If he had any knowledge of re- !
bating by the railroad company. He said j
In reply that since the retirement of AV.
H. Jovre. aenerat traffic manascr of the 1
Pennsylvania railroad, there
had been no
Within a few
rebating so far as lie knew
months previous to Ihe retirement of Mr.
Joyce, however, he said, he had received
rebates amounting to from IT.OOO to $2o,0O
on tidewater shipments. Mr. Joyce re
tired In June. 1!03. Mr. Wigton also named
several other companies, which, he said,
had received rebates.
K. L. O'Donnell, general superintendent of
the Buffalo A Allegheny division, who testi
fied todav. told of having been given blocks
! of stock In various coal companies when ho
was In charge or the car msinouiion De
partment of the Pittsburg division.
Strikers In lly Mood nnd People
Fenr They May neatroy
COF.TMANS. N. Y., May IT.-Thls vil
lage slept under military guard last night
for the first time in Its history. The second
I Kutfalirn r.f lh. tnth reirlnient cumned
out yesterday by the request of Huerlft
Pitts of Albany county, Is encamped on the
bluffs overlooking the brick yards of
Sutton and Sudderly. It was upon these
yards that the striking Italian nrickmak.'rs,
00 strong, yesterday made an armed at
tack which resulted In the wounding of
three men one of whom was Ferlously hurt.
The soldiers are guarding the houses of the
employers and the villagers last night hud
the novel experience of being halted In the
streets and required to give an account ot
tbemsilves at the point of the hayem-i.
The night waa uneventful, but trouble w-as
looked for today when It waa the Intention
to serve a number of warrants on men
charged with participation In yesterday's
shooting. It Is evident tint the troops
must be here two or three days at least.
The strikers are in an ugly mood and the
people of the village are fearful of acts
of reprisal. After the riot yesterday two
parties of Italians tried to purchase am
munition In the village and upon being
refused threatened violence.
Both Stalwarts and Insurgents Still
Claim Mnjorlty of the
BlOt'X FALLS. 8. D.. May 17-(Speclal
Telegram.) Late tonight there Is no par
ticular change In the situation with ref
erence to the claims made by the stalwart
and Inaurgent republicans aa to the result
of Tuesday's caucuses. Neither faction has
modified the claims as tn having captured
enough delegates to control the state con
vention. The latest figures given out by
the stalwarts give the stalwarts 713 dele
gates to W6 for the Insurgents. In the
719 claimed by the stalwarts are the dele-
! gates from Hand, Miner and Sanborn
I counties, two of which at least appear cer
j tain to have been carried by the Insurgents.
The Insurgents declare there Is not the
lightest doubt they have carried all three.
It this proves to be the case the stal
warta will fall short of having the Wo dele
gates necessary to control the slate con
vention unless they are able to secure I
enough delegates to make up the shortage
from counties claimed by Ihe Insurgents,
but which may send uninstructed dele
gations to the state convention.
Head of Pennsylvania Road Declines
to Illarnaa Report That He
Will Rralgn.
LONDON. May IT A. J. Canaan, presi
dent of the Pennsylvania comiatny, arrived
In leindon this evening. At his hotel Mr.
Cassatt declined to discuss the report tele-
! officials In their connection with coal mln-
Manners tin i ompany in ! appointed spiritual supervisor of the Phils-
Hand, of Congress. I delphla mission. Provision waa made for
I UAriHINGTOX. May IT. President- j lulng of a cheap pamphlet setting
i Roosevelt today tr.iixrniiied to . ongi ess for,h statement of faith. The sermon.
' the coirpleti report of Commissioner Gar-j bv Hev w- U. baker of Ohio, a aa a schoi
! held on Standard Oil. a synopsis of which 1 ry masterly effort. He is a prautkilng
i wiis sent to congress Mav 4. In sending the physician. NO years of age. Of ths dele-
complete report to the rire-ident Mr. Gar
field iook occasion to answer the cormm nts
4 1 1 ario.M ratlw'ty officers and others on
i lie statement lie i, ad made In his synopsis.
1 tacky lo Knee Slate Cunrt
Fourth Time,
j CINCINNATI. May 17. Caleb Powers,
j now , lr, Newport. Ky . Jail, was yester-
day ordered tark to ttie custody of the
Kentucky state courts following the man-
date of the 1'nlted St. tea supreme court.
Powers will next be arraigned for his
fourth trial for complicity in the murdr
of William Goebel.
General Assembly of Presbyterian Ohnrrh
Besrina Its Work.
Diitinenisbed Missionary Will Treaida Over
Ballotine in Preceded by Two Honra of
Voininatine 8peeobei.
Rev. Itr. J. n. Moffat Kays There Is
Danger of Controversy Over Dor
trine Interfering With
DPS MOINKS. May IT -After one of tha
most spirited contests In recent years Fetr.
Dr. Hunter Corbet t. s distinguished mis
sionary for many years, waa elected mod
erator of the Prrsb terlan general sssemhly
late tonlghi. Three ballots were necesssry
TO determine the result. The (Insl vote
stood Dr. Corbet t, :Ot; Rev. Dr. J. M.
Harkley of Detroit. Rev. Dr J. F.
"'ndv of Mlsnurt. 4. Five candidates war
Placed In nomination end the oratory Ihs4
accompanied the presentation of names oc
cupien a renno or more man two hours.
On motion of Dr. Barklry the election was
made unanimous
Dr Corliett. the new moderator, Is a
native of Pennsylvania and has for forty
five years been engaged In missionary work
In China, where his services bate been
distinguished. His election Is due to this
unusual service and Is an expreaslon of the
evangelistic spirit that pervades the assem
bly. After his election Dr. Corhett made
a brief address of scknowledgment In which
he said ho hoped th church would en
large Its work of evangelisation at homo
and abroad. An Impressive service was
held In which the sacrament of the Lord's
supper was administered.
The Woman's Board of Home Missions
held an all-day session and listened to
the presentation of reports by missionaries.
Address by Dr. Monet.
Rev. Dr. J. D. Mortal, the retiring mod
erator, preached about "The Mission of the
Presbyterian Church," taking aa his text
"To every man his work," Mark
This being the two hundredth anniver
sary of the formation of the first Presby
tery In the Cnited Statea, Dr. Moffat de
fined "The Mission of the Presbyterlsn
Church" as the work of doing Its full share
toward the evangelization of the world, of
developing among Its own members the
highest type of Christian character snd of
maintaining and Improving Its own agen
cies for this work. In particular Its educa
tions! agencies, which, he said, hava been
He intimated that doctrinal discussions
and controversies had at times withdraws
the attention of tha church from Its tt
prfcme duty and. therefore, that Some other
rhurches had' outgrows rt'Trt numbers.
Co-operation was dwelt upon and ths
position taken that the possibility of ln
creaaing the efficiency of the churches tn
their rommon work of evangelization
should determine the extent of co-npera-tlon.
In all caaes In which there waa har
mony In doctrine and polity, he said, the
churches were In duty bound to Unite,
when convinced thst union would Increase
their efficiency.
Protest Aanlnat Prayer Book.
A strong protest against the adoption of
the Rev. Henry Van Dyke committee report
on "Forms and Services" waa circulated
among the commissioners of ths Presby
terian general assembly today. There are
protests by Dr. W. E. McCaitley of Cin
cinnati. Dr. Merle C. Williams of St. Louis,
Dr. 8. E. Wishnrt of Salt Lake City and
Rev. E. P. Miller of Pana. III. The
atrongest protest Is over the signature of
Dr. McCauley, In which he says: "Satan
does not tremble when he seeks the weak
est saint reading out of a prayer book."
He protests that the adoption of the re
port of the committee will work confusion
Instead of order and will be the Introduc
tion of ritualism Into the church.
Tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock there
will be reports of special committees at the
Auditorium and In the afternoon at i o'clock
the women's home mission conference at
the Central Presbyterian church. In the
evening there will be a popular meeting In
the Interest nf the boa id of publication'
and Sabbath school work.
Cnmberlande Walt oa t'onrt.
DECATIR. III., May 17.-Attorneys In
the law nulla between the unionists and
I sntl-unionlsts in the Cumberland Presby
terian church today signed a contract to
agree as to what points should be brought
before the judge, and an agreement will Ue
reached tomorrow. lawyers for the union
ists agreed that no action should be taken
upon the report of the uTnun until the
caae In court had been decided.
The unionists held a caucus and deter
mined to nominate Dr. Ira LandrltU of
Nashville. Tenn., for moderator. Thla Is
equivalent tn an election, but no una knows
when the election will take place, for tbe
assembly decided to wait until certain con
tests had been decided. The right of four,
teen conimlNsloners to tske seats Is oon
tcstcd. Dr. Iindrith was formerly edltc
of the Cumberland Presbyterlsn and secre
t.iry of the Religious Education association.
He Is now regent of Belmont college,
gates i6 per cent are farmers, the nilnistets
being also farmers
Melhodl.le at Kaneas City.
KANSAS CITY, May IT Missionaries
from fur and near, at the laat sessions here
I today i.r His missionary convention of the
1 MetnnotHi I- r.isc.i.u I chilrrh 1,,M tit .hair
aurk In isiious fields. Several of those
j on the program for addresses today sre meu
and women of note In the church's work of
evange.litatlon They Include Dr. George B.
iSinyin of San Francisco. He v. Robert Ward
; of India, who told of tha famine lellef In
the rajnp In that country; Mrs. F.
. 1. Oamemell. a inl.eloii.ry stationed at
' Peking, China, 3 L. Mclaughlin ef Man.
i Ha. H Earl Taylor of New York, who spoks
on aunday school work; Bishop C. It. Kom
' author a id explorer. tjcll, w(o La la