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THE OMAHA DEE
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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 19, 1906-SIXTEEN PAGES.
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PLATFORM GIVES WAY
8traotuT os Which Presbyterian Assem
blymen Art Standing; Collapses.
nuF uiutcrree ciir-uTiv lumpen
Five Hundred Commissioners Were
1 ' On tbs Sued When It Fell.
Remove obstacle to union ofchurches
important Aotion 'laken at Request ol
I Cumberland Assembly.
r acicic innorcn im am Tft PRfVAil
f. - d i ft. Itt.ll M Sklfta
(rrlM Set Aelde. and Thl Will
,"rnliahly Stop Coart
r.'T MOINF.S. May Is-Five cnmmtlen
r? to tre rrrbyter1an general assembly
irere Injured, none seriously, this aftct
noon by the collapse of a temporary stand
which had been crerted for the purpo of
getting a Urge group photograph of the as
sembly. The Injured are Dr. C. Luklns,
Roewell, N. M.. hip bruised; Rev. V. O.
David, Mftnogah. W. Vn., hip bruised;
George Wills, Mendots. III., bark Injured
and rendered unconscious: Rev. J M. Mc
Gatigher. Charlton. !a.. leg strained; Rev
W. C. Buell. Taoa. N. M., bark brulried.
Nearly W commlsslonera wore on the I
stand hrn It collapsed, hut with the ex
ception of thoe named all ecped Injury.
Obstacle to I nloa Removed.
'Th feature of today" session of the
tTuV Preabyterian general assembly waa the un-
ejecpted apparanrp of an obstacle to the
union between thr assembly In thta ely
atvl tbit of the rut-horl:ind Presbyterian
i-bur'-h. It came up In connection with a
request from the Cumberland assembly In
rn'in al Decatur. 111., that the Ia
Milnes ambly Interpret Ita action on
certain amendmenta to the original agree
ment for union ao na to upaet the pleaa
made by a minority of the Cumberland
church In the ault Baking for nn Injunction
against the union of the two bodlea. Thla
r quest brought on a debate which showed
th coinrtilaaloner to be quit seriously
divided In opinion aa to the proper lnt
pretatlon. Tha plea made by the Cumber
land church la that certain aniendmenla
were adopted by the Preabyterlan church.
I nited State of America, on Judicial com
tulaaluna, whkb are an addition 10 the
baals of union decided at Buffalo In 1004.
The aaaembly today, by a large majority.
aolard that the amendmenta, while evi
dently carried by the preabyterlea, had not
yet been reported to the aaaembly or de
clared a part of the constitution of the
church by the aaaembly, they are not a
rurt of the conatttution and would not be
until declared adopted and are now conse
cinciitly null and void. Dr. W. H. Roberta,
a'tted clerk, made an eitended explanation
nnd argument in favor of lh action taken
and aald that, the . resolution. , offered, by
hhn would furnlah a valuable augicealloti
to th court now conaldertng the Injunc
tion. If the court take the Dea Motnea
a.Bembly'a view th grounds for the In
junction are removed.
Hepor ob Evaaarellaatloa.
' Althouirh there has been conalderable
c.ltlclain of the aaaembly' apeclal commlt
t"e on avanirellaatlo'h during the lat year
It did not crop out In today' conaldera
tion of the report of that committee. On
t'ip contrary, the aaaembly voted It ap
j'loval of the work and continued It by the
reappointment tne committee with Mod
t. liter Moffatt a chairman.
John H. Convere, president of the Bald
win Ixicomotlve worka, and chairman of
laai year committee, presented a report
flowing notable evangelistic succeaa last
year In New York. Chicago and elsewhere.
Dr. WHUur W. Chapman, a noted evan
gelic, also spoke. This evening's popular
meeting was given up to a consideration
of tha Sunday achool work of the church.
The eight boards of the Presbyterian
church report to the general assembly a
total tnoome for the last year of t4,fl8,3M,
the largest Income In the history of the
church. One-quarter of this sum waa de
rived from th regular offerings of the
church and about one-tenth of the total
Income has been received through legacies.
Yhe Income of the college board for the last
year was H.6O4.00O; foreign missions, tl,
1 it. 130; houie missions, ffll.TM; ministerial
relief. ISC), 788; frecdmen's aid, l,04S; board
' duration, tUl,6t; church erection,
l!U.S; Sunday school work, 1106,502.
The church offerings for the last year
exceeded 'those of. the previous year by
Chalrjueat Arc elected.
Immediately alter convr.:u today the
gwoeral aaaembly elected the following
chaJimen bf tha standing committee: Vice
moderator; W. R. Richard, 1. D., of New
York City; bills and ovarturee, J. V. Mof
fat, Washington. Pa.; judicial. J. M. Bark
ley, t. D.. of letrolt; polity, John W. Pins
mora of 6aa Joae, Cai, ; home mlailor.. A. D.
Uarshall, D. Minneapolis; foreign mis
sions, 8. J. Wilson. D. D., Maryvlile, Tenn.;
education, C. W. Abney; Publication and
Sabbath school, Thomas Moore, IX D..
Omaha, Neb.: church erection. 8. E. Wlsli
ard. Bait lAke City; theological seminaries.
Thomas 8. McWlllUnu. D. . D.. Cleveland.
O. ; ministerial relief, Henry W. Jesauu,
1). D., New York City; freemen, Robert
M. Dofialdson. Boseman. Mont.: collearea.
Jrnellus M. Btephena, . t , Dubuque, la.;
-"toiTepondenc. J. E. Klttredge; D. D
I lAnAMn V V ' Vu n a I . n . . . 1 rw
, . - ' " -" . v,vi, u.in ym 4
Uunn, D. D., Columbus, B. C; narraUve,
I Bainuel Perry, D. D.. Pluckiuln, N. J..
temperance, K. T. Ie, t. V., LL.D., Phlla-
L delphla; leave of absence. XV. 8. Holt. P.
L)., Portland. Ore.; young presldenu' asao-
X v.latkns. W. H. McOauhey, Terrs Haute,
hid ; finance. Edward A. iialaey, Chicago.
I Th. nnmi'l hnnu rr imm lunar. uuUt
i .iiay voted to assume all mission work
in California and collectlona will be taken
i-v to put the California ay nod on its feet,
VII records and funds of the California
kocleiy were wiped out by the earthquake,
were also the reports they were to have
The assembly estahllahe4 March 4 aa day
f.r prayer for Indiana, who oa that day
ill be admitted to cltlsanshlp. The aeo
retary reported total collections tSUa.HU;
expenditure. 143. ill-
Oaaaaarlaada la Caurt.
DECATUR, HL. May II. Counsel rep
rsnllng the factions of tha Cumberlsnd
i'resbyterlan church today began argu
"icnts on the plea for an Injunction lo
1 revent the Cumberland Presbyterian gen-
i r:ni sernDiy srora cviiaununeiiiia union
"itti the Presbyterian church. Al fh
J im time the aaaembly resumed bust-
rea. must of the commissioners being
in their seats.
I- W. 1. Darby, secretary, presented th
ttenaa po.JMoona PaJ
FAIRBANKS BRINGS MESSAGE j
jtfcodlt a Frateraal lel
rtilc Iroa ortk.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. May 10 -The fea
ture of today's session of the genrl con
ference of the 5Ielhodlst Episcopal ohuich
B'Hitli waa the address tonight by Vice
Trosldent C. W. Fairbanks, fraternal del
egate from the Northern 5tethofllst Kpls
copal church. The Immense auditorium of
t!ie First church was packed to hear the
adrlreaeea and hundreds were turned awe
unable to gain entrance.
Rev. Dr. tV. P. Matthew of Berkeley V
clerical delegate from the northern ' ,v
The vice president spent th n
Blrmlnpliani and delivered five .es.
The first waa a short talk to the . iieral
conference this morning. At the Country
club he spoke to representatives of the
commercial bodies of the city.
At 4 o'clock he made a public sree(h
at Capitol Park.
At I o'clock he gave the formal address
lo the conference and following this there
was a banquet by the Pcottlsh Rite Masons
at the temple, where the vice president
Mr. Fairbanks will lmve Atlanta early
tomorrow morning. The vice president be
gun his address at the Country club by
oungrntuliitlng tllrmlngham upon having
become the Pittsburg of the aouth. The
vice president aald that to the natural
advantages for a great Industrial develop
ment nnift lie ndiled stable conditions,
righteous laws, administered with sober
Judgment, so aa to lnaplre me.i with confi
dence. He aald that conimiinltlca which
are great and strong are not builded slone
upon the present, but they are also erected
upon euiifid-nce in the future. Continuing
W must see that our laws sre not dic
tated, by passion or prejudice; that they
are Inspired Ijv exalted purpose: that, they
are lo bear upon all with Impartiality; that
favors are not to be granted to ona and
denied to another: Ihnt the way shall be
open for each and every American with
absolute Impartiality In the ra- of life.
We ahould be aware of the blighting ef
feets of hyaterla. We should avoid it III
eltiier the enactment of our laws or In
their enforcement. Our interests are too
mighty and our destiny too great to give
ourselves over to the unthnlklng, to the
opportunist, to those who take no thought
of todav and tomorrow. We have at
tained to the leadership of the world be
cauae we have bttn a great, level-headed,
conservative people; because we have d
llherated upon the great qneatlona of hu
manity, of trade and of commerce; be
cause 'we have maatercd them. We have
progressed as a people because we have
solved the problem of ' the hour In the
light of tile great fundamental principles
whWh were bequeathe!1 to ua by our
Conditions may change, but prlnciplea of
Justice are aa Immutable as fate. So lorn
aa we adhere to them, ao long as we make
our course aquare with them, we cannot
rharch at Waehlaartoa.
Th general conference of the Methodist
Kplacopal churrh. south, today vote to
erect at a coat of I375.00O a representative
church at Waahlngton. D. C.
Dr. George B. Winter of Nashville
reelected editor of the Christian Advocate.
At th afternoon seaslon Dr. H. M. Du
bois waa reelected secretary of the lip
worth league board and editor of the
EDWorth Era. Dr. 3. V. Hammond was re
elected secretsry of the educational noardr
Dr. A. J. iJimar and E. E. Smith were
again made publishing agents for a.terrn of
Baptists to Aid Coast f liarel.es.
DAYTON. O.. May 18. Th American
Baptist Publication society met here today.
The publishing department reports salea
aggregating 7M).2X, an Increase of 110,219
over last year.
The American Baptlat Home Mlsaion so
ciety at Ita aeventy-fourth annlveraary
meeting gave the right of way at Ita open
ing session tonight to the Interests of the
atrlcken Baptlat churche on the Pacllic
W0RTHINGT0N COMING HOME
Blskop Waats to Settle Dltfereaces
Canard ky His Letter
NEW YORK. May lS.-Bpeeial Tele
gram.) Bishop Oeorge ,Worthington of
Nebraska has Just left this city on his re
turn home to quiet the disagreement he
has started up among the Episcopal clergy
men of Omaha, which la his dloceae, by
writing a letter to them In which he makes
some outspoken remarks on Sunday golf
playing, automoblllng and kindred recrea
tions. In It he says that "It would appear
that the command of God to 'hallow My
Sabbath' la understood by so-called Chris
tians to mean go to the Country club,
swing the golf sticks, test the speed of
your automobile. Invite your fashionable
acqualntancea to your elaborately fur
niahed table, forgetting that your man
servant and your maid aervant need rest
on the Lord's day as well as you."
Many clergymen U" the Omaha diocese
do not quite agree aujl th bishop, and
among them are those who think that tho
Sabbath Is not desecrated by the swinging
of golf sticks or th whla of th automo
bile. HERMAN K0UNTZE AT CAPITAL
Oppeara John W. Gatee Effort to
Have Port Artkar Made Port
WASHINGTON. May ll.-Intna rivalry
between Port Arthur and Sabine Pas.
Tex., to be made a port of entry was made
apparent today- when the question came
up In the ways and meana committee. The
Kansas City Southern railroad, through
John W. Gates, said th railroad would
give the government the tidewater canal
at Port Arthur, valued at 11.300.000. if Port
Arthur were selected.
Herman Kountse, representing large prop
erty Interests of Bablne City, thereupon said
Sabine Pass would give the Kansss City
Southern, free of cost, land for a ter
minal If that city were chosen.
The committee decided to consider the
matter further with the view of getting
the opinion of army engineers.
ROYAL ARCANUM COUNCIL WINS
Maaaaehaaetta Case Derided la Favor
of Hla:ker Rates ky apreaao
BOSTON. May II. The Increase In assess
ments mad by the supreme council of
the Royal Arcanum last year is held to
be both legal and right by the full bench
of the Massachusetts supreme court which
loday dismissed a bill brought by Stephen
W. Reynolds and others against ths su
NORFOLK. Va . May II -The supreme
wuuuvii, AiLimin. la session at uiq
Point t omfort, will not take action on the
much talked of rata question at this ses-
slun, according to a atatemanl by aecr
STOCK FOR RAILWAY MEN
Fennijlvania Cfficiali Given Share by Coal
Companies Served bj Their Road,
ONE TRAINMASTER ACCEPTED MONEY
Ferr r Presides! Frank Thoaipaaa
'e; Those Preaeated with
teek Mr. Pltealrn'e
HI LA DELPHI A, Slay ll.-After hearing
.luch additional testimony cincrnlng dona
tions of stock to official and employes of
the Pennsylvania railroad by soft con! min
ing companies, the Interstate Commerce
commission today adjourned until next
Wednesday, when It will resume It sea
aiona In thla city and proceed with Its in
quiry Into alleged discriminations by the
railroads In the distribution of car.
F. L Hheppard. general superintendent
of the t'nited Railway of New .Teraoy,
wa examined today as to his stock hold
ing In ctml companies and alleged pier
privilege given the Berwlnd-White com
pany at tidewater. F. M. Gross, western
manager of the Keystone Coal and Coke
company told of men In the motive power
department of the Pennsylvania who owned
stock In the various coal companies.
Edward PltcHlrn, trainmaster on the
Pittsburg division, admitted having ac
cepted stock In coal companies and R. Tt.
Freeman, another trainmaster, aald he re
ceived Christmas presents of money from
Mn.lor Richard Coulter, Jr.. during his
testimony said that Prank Thompson, a
former president of the Pennsylvania rail
road, had participated In tock distribution.
Cleave Deellees Mock.
Evidence of stock presentation by the
coal companies to railroad officio la waa ad
duced at today's seaaion of the Interstate
Commerce commission. E. J. Cleave of
Creason. Pa., superintendent of the Penn
sylvanla ' railroad, waa the rlrat witness.
He waa asked If he held sharea In any coal
companies. He aald he had S6" shares In
the Cochran Coal company, which he re
ceived In partial payment for land sold to
"Had you ever been offered stock In any
coal companies?" asked Attorney Glasgow.
"I waa offered atock, but declined to ac
H. L. Shepard of New York, general au
perlntendent of the t'nlted Railway of
New Jersey, when queetioned by Mr. Glas
gow, said he owned stocks In several min
ing companies. He could not recall th
names of some of these companies. Th
stock In one. which Is a subsidiary com
pany of the Berwind-Whlt Coal company,
the witneas aald. he received from Edward
Berwlnd. It waa paying dividends, but he
did not remember the amount.
Mr. Shepard aald he owned fifty or KO
shares in the Pine Run Coal company. He
received this, he eald, from Frank Pntton.
He had Invested 12,600 In another company,
which failed, Thla money waa returned to
him and he was given th Pine Run Coal
company stock. He wss also given, he
aald, fifty or sixty shares In the Pittsburg
Coal company for hla work In negotiating
the sale at the stock..,
Mr. Bhepherd was ssked if he knew that
any Pennsylvania railroad officials were
Interested In the Berwlnd-Whlte company.
He replied that he had no knowledge of
the matter, but that. It was generally re
ported to be the caae.
Trainmaster Accepts Money.
R. B. Freeman, trainmaster of the Penn
sylvania railroad at Tyrone, testified that
during the Christmas holldaya he received
from several coal companies gifts of I10O
E. M. Gross of Greensburg, Pa., weat
ern manager of the Keystone Coal and
Cojte company, named Robert Pltcalrn, Jr.,
Edward Pltcalrn, R. L. O'Donnell, J. N.
Purvlance. W. A. Patton and a number of
mailer officials. Including two clerks In
the motive department of the Pennsylvania
railroad as stockholders In a number of
coal companies. He aald the railroad men
received their sharea on the same basis as
all other stockholders.
The witneas said that nearly all of the
companies in which railroad officials were
Interested furnished fuel coal to the Penn
sylvania railroad. At the afternoon aeaalon
Major Richard Coulter. Jr., secretary of the
Keystone Coal and Coke company, was
asked who Vere the original stockholders
In the Hempfleld Coal company. He aald
the company wra organised by his father,
Richard Coulter, sr.. and the stock was
distributed among Frank Thomson, former
prealdent of the Pennsylvania railroad;
Robert Pltcalrn, George F. Huff and Lloyd
"Was the stock given to the men named?"
asked Mr. Glasgow.
"It was." replied the witness.
"The Idea then was to take In auch rail
road officials aa would strengthen the or
ganisation, wa it not?" Inquired Mr. Glas
gow. "I believe that was the purpose," replied
The witness said further that the com
pany had been absorbed by the Keystone
Coal and Coke company.
Dividends for Car Diet r! hater.
Edward Pltcalrn. trainmaster on th
Pittsburg division, gave th names of a
number of coal companies In which he held
stock. Asked how he procured It. he said
that moat of It was given to him when
the companies were organised, at which
time he paid his assessment of 10 per cent.
For 800 sharea of Keystone Coal company
stock he said he paid S00 and the Income
amounted to 130.000 annually. Further ques
tioning brought out ths fact that Mr.
Jamison of the Jamison Coal, company
had riven Mr. Pltcalrn a certificate for
200 shares In that company. The witness
explained that when the stock waa offered
to him he told Mr. Jamison that he would
not accept it If it was Intended that he
should show the company any fsvors. In
accepting other stock Mr. Pltcslrn said he
had the same understanding with the per-
J sons who gsve him the shares. Mr. Plt
calrn said he had supervision of the car
distribution over the division on which
the mines In which he held stock were
J. K. Russell, a road foreman on th
Pittsburg division, and John Aldred. chief
clerk In the office of 8. C. Long, superin
tendent of the Pittsburg dtvlelon, also tes
tified to holding stock In various coal com
panies. tatraaeat ky Capiat a Oreeao.
The following statement was Issued today
by Captain John P. Greene, vice president
of the Pennsylvania Railroad company:
The recent developments at the hearing
In progress before the Interstate Commerce
commission in tiua city in respect to the
aciuisltlun aiui ownership cf tiis stocks of
coal companies and the cfp:aiu of
giatuitiea by Us employes are u surprise
to the insnagement. While It I not be
lieved that they have caused Injustice to
public or the company, the facia with
I respect thereto will be
tlgated and no ownership or practk ca
tulaud lo any lutniitr to affect th full
iCoaUnued on Second. Fag )
SEVERAL VILLAGES DESTROYED
Forest Fires Ranina; la Foar Coantte
la ortkern Pralnaala of
DETROIT. May 18. Fragmerftary report
have leached the Detroit Newa and Free
Press from Kscanaba and Gladstone. Mlrb.,
stating that a disastrous forest fir I
raging In the upper peninsula In the neigh
borhood of the two cities mentioned. It
Is reported that ihree town hve been
destroyed, that thirty square miles of ter
ritory have, been devastated and that sev
eral persons have been burned to death.
The report of loss of life by the for
est fires are very vague and may prove
ungrounded. During the evening persistent
efforta were made by the Detroit newspa
per to get Into telegraphic communica
tion with Kscanaba, via 8t. Ignace. hut
without sucee'B, the telegraph lines hav
ing evidently been badly crippled by the
fire. Several brief dispatches were re
ceived, however, from Menominee and Mar
quette, via Milwaukee and Chicago.
According to these dispatches the fires
have been burning northward along the . rat, 0f j , ent for each two ouncee Mr.
Chicago Northwestern rallrond. which I 5ios says the passage of thla bill would
runs due north from Menominee. The vll- I work a serloua hardship upon every man
lag af Talbot, twenty-eight miles north I who sella gooda uron the road. "It la
of Nenomlnec. It ta thought, will be to- 1 tint fostered or aupported." ho says, "by
tally destroyed. Daggett and Power are any concern In Nebraska, but by catalogue
In the direct path of the flames and cn i hous- people, whose places of business arc
hardly escape destruction. The latter vll- lorated In larger trade circles of the eoun
lage is located at. the Junction where the j try." lie urges Senator Millard to oppose
Chicago A Northwestern branclif a eastward I the measure should It ever reach the n
and weatward. the eastward branch run- j ate.
ulng to Kscanaba. J Senator Buikett today presented the rs-
From Maruuette comes the report that j oiitl.ns adopted by group No. 4 of the
a dozen farmer have been burned out in I Nebraska Bankers' association met ting
what la known as the Chocolny dletriet, Ma Ma,. nl jiBstinj,,, favoring the re
aouth of Marfiuette. Great quantities f I nioval of the Internal revenue tax upon
timber have been destroyed and many fish- . denaturlied alcohol.
Ing parties, with which the wood are filled ., ,.
at this aeaaon. narrowly escaped disaster.
The village of Saunders Is reported wiped I
out of existence. Quinnssec. a village of
1.000 population, about sixty mllea from
Menominee. Is burning. Report from Me- i
nominee estimate that half a dozen villages
and hundreds of farm building will be en
tirely destroyed. The Menominee fire de
partment Is holding itself In readiness for
an expected appeal from th village of
Daggett. A heavy pall of smoke hanga
over the city of Menominee, and the light
of the forest fires can be clearly seen to
the northward. The wind i blowing a gale
from the aouth.
Fire In Foar Coantte.
MILWAUKEE. Wis., May 1L -A Sentinel
apeclal from Marinette, Wla., at 11 p. m.
says: The best Information obtainable at
this hour I that the foreat fire which Is
sweeping the country north of here lias
reached Iron county, north of Dickinson.
This makes four counties which are suffer
ing from fire. The area Is 300 square
The territory swept by the Are vrles
from pine timber lands to barrens. Part
Is Iron mining country and the diatrieta
Include Immense tracts of hard wood which
have never been touched by the woodman's
axe. In the barrena settlers have taken
up their residence and It la for these that ,
the greatest anxiety I felt. j
Information received at Marinette Is that
the lumber town of Shaffer, in tcklnaon
county, was wiped out. No word has been
receive aa to the lo.a of lif there, If any.
Th village of Saunders, In Iron County,
a lumber town, directly north of Florence,
Wis.,' ha also been swept away by the
Talbot Wiped Oat.
MENOMINEE, Mich.. May lS.-Foreat
fires sre raging tonight In s large aren
In Menominee county, having already done
much damage. Talbot, with 300 population,
twenty-five miles north of Menominee, waa
! Wined OUt bV flr thla evening fleeat-nl
other vlllagee and manv farm hiilldln
Including large lumber stocks, are In dan
ger. The Menominee fire department has
been called on for help.
The wind rose rapidly during the even
ing and endangered Daggett, Powera and
other towns. It la reported that Saundera.
SO0 inhabitants, haa been burned. Quinne
sec, 1,000 population. Is reported on fire.
The station agent at Daggett reported at
io o'clock that the fire was half a mile from
town and blowing directly toward the
Foreat Fires tear Marqaette.
MARQT'KTTE, Mich.. May 18 Forest
and buah fires are raging tonight In places
In upper Michigan, causing heavy damage
to farm property and timber holdings.
There la little fire east of Marquette, but
tn a wide expanse of territory weat and
south extensive havoc has been wrought.
The woods are dry. In Marquette county
the loss to settlers alone Is nearly tTiO.000.
Ankarndalr Badly Scorcked.
MARSHFIELD. Wla., May 18.-The busl
neaa portion of Auburndale, nine mllea cast
of Marahfield, waa destroyed by flre this
afternoon. The total lose ia 10O,0W. In
SAFEBL0WERSHAVE BAD LUCK
la Wounded by Explosion
Party is Caught at Farsa-
8AL8BURT. Md , May IS Four safe
blowers last night carried a wounded com
panion two mile to a farm hous where
the nature of the Injury be had received
furnished the strongest circumstantial evi
dence that he and his companions had at
tempted to rob the railway station here.
A chunk of Iron weighing half a pound
was removed from ihe sufferer's back. He
gave his name ss James Avery and said
he had been hit by a railroad train. The
piece of Iron removed from his bsek told
a ainereni iaie, tor wnen it waa taken to I
the scene of the attempted robberv It I
ntud perfectly Into the door of the safe.
The robbers secured no money, ss the
violence of the explosion frightened them
?ATAL GASOLINE EXPLOSION
James T. Walker of St. Loots gtrack
a Matrk Near Kagla
ST. LOL'IS. May IS James Theodore
Walker, a young clubman and reputed mil
lionaire of St.' Ixiuis. died at his country
home near Clarksvllle. Mo., laat night from
burr.i received In an explosion Monday.
Af the time he was investigating a gaso
line pumping engine which supplies the
house with water and after entering the
shed containing the engine had struck a
match. The explosion followed and he was
prostrated and hi clothing ignited. A
negro setvant threw him Into a pond to ex
tinguish hla burning clothing. He suffered
Intenae agony until he died.
Last year he wa married to Miss l,jy
Lamber:, a wealthy eociety gjrl of St.
Louis. ho wttntsaed the explosion, but
was not heiself injured.
taaday School toatentle.
LOGAN" I. May IS. i Specie 1. 1 The an
nual convention of the feunday schools In
Harr.son county wiil be bald her on
Wadneaday aad Thursday, June I and T.
OBJECTION TO POSTAL BILL
Traveling1 Men Assert Ueaanre ii in Interest
of Catalogue Hous.
TIP ON CONGRESSIONAL ADJOURNMENT
Speaker Caaaon latlasatee Sesalea
Will Not Be F.nded ky the Na
tional Holiday haw He
pad la tea Remark.
(From a Stsff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. May 18. (Special Tel-
IT I,- .ui,ri,lnrr nf tlie
Hastings. Neb., branch of ths United )
Commercial Traveler of America, has
written a letter to Senator Millard pro
testing on behalf of hla organization
against the paasage of a nill Intioduccd
In the house by Representative Henry
of Connecticut, which provides that third
and fourth elas mall be consolidated
under the title of "merchandlee." with a
Representative Hlnahaw is In receipt of
Invitation from David City lo deliver. the
i Fourth of July oralion and from Hebron
to address the old soldiers on Decoration
day. He has liecn obliged to decline both
Invitation for the reason tht congress
will be in session and hia duties to the
majority of hia conatltuents require his
presence In Washington. He consulted the
speaker before declining the Fourth of
July Invitation, ss he. together with many
other representative, have been predicting
congres would adjourn not later than
Speaker Cannon, however, apparently haa
different vlewa, aa he aald to Mr. Hlnshaw:
"My son. If you have anything Important
on the cards for your people you had better
stay here, aa I think we will not adjourn
until considerably after the glorloua
Fourth." Mr. Hlnahaw. having several
mattefa he la watching closly, took the
hint and withdrew hla request for leave of
absenoe and declined the above mentioned
Land Restored to Settlement.
The secretary of th Interior has today
restored to settlement the following de
scribed lands In the state of Nebraska,
which were withdrawn In 1A03 for use In
i connection with the North Platte Irrigation
project. Township 20 north, range 61 weat.
sectlona 19 to 38, Inclusive; township
north, range IB weat. section 13 to J18 In
clusive; township 20 north, range M, 87 and
&8: township SO north, iange 14. of) and S6.
These lands will not be subject to entry,
tiling or selection under the public land
laws until ninety lava after notice by such
publication as the commissioner may pre
scribe. Victor H. Florae Gradaatea.i
Victor II. Duras of Wllber, Saline county,
who has been taking a two year's diplomacy
course at George Washington university
In this city. In connection with his work
In the state department, will take hla de
fee of master oi aipiomacy ai inrmm-
mencement exercises. June -8, and will re
ceive the degree of doctor of civil law
absentia at the same time next year. Mr.
Dura has accepted a position with the
Panama canal commission and sail for the
Isthmus May 24.
Mitchell Headquarters for F.nalueers.
The town of Mitchell, Neb., has been
selected a headquarter of the engineer
on the North riatte irrigation project un
til construction la completed. This point Is
In the center of the project and It la pro
poaed to construct there a commodious of
fice building lor use of the reclamation
Shaw Denies Remarks.
Secretary Shaw, who made a 'speech to
the graduating class at the revenue cutter
school of Instruction at Aruudal Cove, Md.,
May 15. and waa quoted as saying that
"There is nothing that will take the native
capacity out of men so quick as employ
ment In the army and navy," denies that
the word were ever used. In a letter to the
president, which will appear In the Army
and Navy Register of this city tomorrow.
In the course of his letter to the president I
Secretary Shaw says among other things:
"I urged the boys to practice economy and
BH1U l' lll.-lll, 1 tiioj ... ...... "
owes you a living if you can collect It,
but tha world will atand serenely by and
see you starve and your family beg bread,
and I advise you to. save something from
your Income. You owe it to yourselves and
to your families that you put a roof over
your babies,' " One of the reports quoted
him as saying that "while you are col
lecting it you might aa well see to It that
It Is a good one." Another, after using
substantially the same language, added to
this effect: "But If you do not get all
that Is coming to you the world will let
"I did not say, as quoted In the Sun,
'There Is nothing thst will take the native
capacity out of men so quick as employ-
! m,nt m the army or navy.
What I did
say waa by way of warning against ten
dencies of the service, snd 1 used substan
tially this language: 'The revenue cutter
service la not well calculated to develop
power of initiation. In fact, no government
service la a friend to original thinking. We
take the beat blood, beat brain, beat phys
iques and send them to West Point, which,
in my Judgment, Is the best school In the
"Turning to a preacher who sat there 1
Siiid, if 1 wanted to make a big preacher
or lawyer I would sooner send him through
Weat Point than any school I know: but
subsequent service In the srniy and the
navy, like thst which you are entering,
ia not calculated to develop powers of
Initiation.' and added, Jocularly, in ona of
these departments, I will not aay which,
we court-martial subordinates for having
original Ideas." Everybody, of course,
laughed, and no one present took It se
riously. I did not say that the army and
navy have lots of men whose Ideas have
been uppreed. I uttered no criticism.
Everyone knoaa that the army and navy
have numbers of men who are original,
up lo date, active, aggressive and foremost
in their respective held, but they have
developed thla capacity, not Uoau.f of the
trend of their envlronmenta, but in eplte
uf It. The sams Is true in all government
departments. Every Innovstion In my de
partment 1 resisted all along the line.
The secretary of tne treasury occasionally
.Continued oa Second 144
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for Nebraska-Fair Mtsraac
aad Saaday, Kieept 'akowera ae
dar la Wnt Portloa.
I Platform Falla With Preachers.
Cool Operator Help Rallrond Nea.
OkJectlon Made to roatal Bill.
Rate Bill la Passed br ate.
Niena from All Parts of Nebraska.
4 Father Sherman Aa.er. the ..th.
Tear Maet Yield or Flaht.
I Financial Reilrir of the Week.
Oplaloaa ky thr tnprrme Conrt.
T l.easons to Re Foand In Macbeth.
Trlplett Retarns and nhn Bond.
II Former Postmaster C row Arrestrd.
Insurance for Valuable Dog.
Vlrtlma Before People's Bar.
1 Sporting Kvente of the Dny.
IX Financial and t nmmrrrUli
IB C'oaarll Bin Its and Iowa Newa.
Temprratore at Omaha Neaterdayi
1 p. m .
2 p. m .
a p. m .
4 p. m .
h p. m .
fl p. tn .
I r. m .
.a p. ra.
n p. m.
. . SUM
B a. m .
) a. m .
T a. m.
J a. m.
9 a. m .
to a. m.
II a. m.
13 m . . .
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PURPOSES OF THE RATE BILL
Analysis nf Provisions of Measure
a Paaaed by the
WASHINGTON. May K The principal
purpose of the railroad rate bill passed to
day la to permit the Interstate Commerce
commission to pass rates. Tha provision to
permit this authority is found In the fourth
section IS of the bill, which amends section
fifteen of the Interstate commerO law ao
aa to accomplish thla result. That section
direct the commission to investigate com
plaint of unjust and unreaotiable chargea
on the part of th common carriers In the
transportation of persons or property or
of regulations or of practices affecting
such charges. It alao authorizes an In
quiry aa to whether the rate or practices
are "unjustly discriminatory or unduly
preferentlan or prejudicial or otherwise in
violation of the act," and In case any of
these conditions are found to exist the
commission is empowered to determine and
prescribe what will be the Just and reason
able maximum rate and what regulation or
practice Is Just, reasonable and fair. Fur
ther authority ia given the commission to
enforce It orders and they are to go Into
effect within' thirty days and continue In
force for two years unless auspnnded, modi
fled or set aside by the commiaelon or by
a court of competent Jurisdiction. Other
powera conferred by thla section are:
To apportion Joint fares, establish through
routes and maximum Joint ratea and pre
scribe their dlvlalon and to determine th
compensation to be paid to shippers doing
service for carrlera.
Section 16 of the preaent law la ao changed
aa to provide for an award of pecuniary
damage to complainant found entitled to
them and In caae payment ia not promptly
made In accordance with this award the
beneficiary la authorised to file ault In a
L'nlted States circuit court to compel com
pliance. The finding of the commission la
to be received a prima facie evidence of
the facts Jn such suits and the petitioner
is absolved from all liability for costs. An
other provision renders legal the service of
orders of the commission through the malls
and provides that these order sliall tak
effect thirty day after service unless sus
pended or modified by the commission or
suspended or set aside by the courts. A
penalty of $T.000 for each offense In dis
obedience of the order Is imposed and the
penalty la to accumulate at the rate of
$5,000 a day In caae of continuotia violation.
Ordera other than those for money pay
ments are to be enforced by the federal
courta through writs of mandamus or In
junction and In caae of appeal to the su
preme court these caae are to be given pre
cedence over all other except those of a
The bill wa amended by the senate so as
to give the I'nited State circuit court
jurisdiction to entertain suits brought to
annul or change the orders of tho com
misMion and to provide against the granting
of interlocutory decrees without hearing
snd making appeals from such orders di
rect to the supreme court.
Other provisions extend the definition of
the word railroads so as to make It Include
switches, spurs, tracks, terminal facilities,
freight depots, yards and grounds and de
fines the word "transportation" so as to
make it embrace cars and other facllitto
for shipment or carriage. "Irrespective of
ownership or of any contract?" the Inten
tion being to make the raflronda responsible
for oil special car service. It Is made the
duty of carriers to furnlah special car
service upon reasonable requeat. '
Senate amendmenta Include oil pipe llnea,
express companies and shipping car com
panies under the head of "common car
riers" and make them amendable to th
requirement of the bill. Other senate mod
ifications prohibit th Issuance of passes
or the granting of special favors to one
class of passengers over another, prohibit
ing railroad companlea frorfl transporting
commodities produced by themaelvea; re
quires such companies to put In switches
at the reasonable requeat of shipper; pro
hibits the granting or acceptance of re
bates and reinstate the Imprisonment pen
alty for viols Hon of the law.
There are also changes in the law rel
ative to the reports to be required of com
mon carriers, and a penalty of I HO a day
la Imposed for failure to comply with the
The commission I given access to the
accounts of the companies affected by the
act, but examiners are forbidden under
penalty of heavy fine and long Imprison
ment from divulging the facts ascertained
Fines of S600 for each failure to keep proper
accounts is provided. A falsification of
accounts is msde punishable by a fine and
Circuit and district courta of the I'nited
Si a tea are given Jurisdiction over all com
plaints by the commission of failure to
comply with Ita ordera and such courts
are required to issue writs of msndanius
compelling auch compliance.
MORE TR00PSF0R COEYMANS
Cavalry Troop CaUed to Assist la Pre
serving Order wltk Strlk
COEYMANS, N. Y-, May U.-Colonl
Char lea E Davla, commanding the troops
on guard here In connection with the brick
yards atrik today, after a conference with
Sheriff Pitt, requested Brigadier Oeneral
Lloyd, commanding the Third brigade, to
order cav ilry Troop B of Albany to rej,ri
her Immediately for eervUe altlt the
Colonel Davis Ister said th request fur
ths reinforcements was msde chiefly with
the view to not unnecessarily tax the en.
Aaiaaoa at tb troops bow on tha groujid.
RATE BILL PASSED
Formal Vote Taken on the Ueaanre Shortly
Before Fife O'clock.
ONLY THREE VOTES IN THE NEGATIVE
These Are Oast by Senator! Forsker, Kor
ean and Pettns,
DEBATE LASTS SEVENTY-FIVE DAYS
General Sigh of Belief Only Demonstration
That Marks End.
TELLER'S AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED
worda "In Ita Jndarment" Mrlekea
from Hate Section oa the
Motion of Colorado
WASHINGTON. May IS. After seventy
days of almost continuous deliberation,
the senate today at 4:5;S p. ni. p.isaU
the railroad rate bill by the practically
unanimous vote of 71 to g. The thr,
negative votes wen cast by Senato:
Foraker, republican, of Ohio, and Moigm
ami Pettns, democrats. Alubama. There
was somewhat larger attendance of sen
ators "than usual, but the attendance in
the galleries was by no meana abnormal,
and there was no manifestation of anj
kind when the result was aunoutv-cd.
There was. however, an almost general
sigh of relief among senator.
The bill ha received more attention
from the senate and from the country
at large than any measure that has breu
before congress since the repeal of Hk
purchasing clause of the Sherman act. in
ISsJ. It waa reported to the senate on
February :', and waa made the unfinished
business on March 12. From March 1'.'
to May 4, the bill waa under general dis
cussion without limitation on tha duration
of apeeches. fifty-eight of which werj
delivered. Many of these were prepared
with great care, and two of them con
snmed mora than a day'a time In de
livery. Senator LaFollette, the Junior
aenator from Wisconsin, spoke for three
daya, and Senator Daniel, Virginia, fur
two daya. Senatora Bailey, Foraker,
Ledge. Rayner, Dolllver and others each
apoke for one entire day.
For twelve daya the bill haa been under
consideration under a rule limiting apeeches
to fifteen minutes each. .The debate has at
all timea been earnest and animated, but
for the most. art devoid of personality
a between aenator. the last few deys.
however, having called out some caustic
criticism of the president and of some
newspaper correspondent by Senator
In addition to passing the bill th pro
ceeding today constated In concluding the
consideration of tha amendments a such
and the delivery of a number of speeches
on the bill. The only amendment adopted
waa the one offered yesterday by Benator
Teller eliminating the words "in Its Judg
ment" from the power given to th Inter
state Commerce commission to fix rate.
First Speeck by Daniel.
When the railroad rate bill was taken up
today the aenate resumed consideration of
the Teller amendment, striking out of the
provision giving to the Interstate Com
merce commiaaion the power to prescribe
rates the words "in Ita Judgment."
Senator Daniel made the first speech on
the Teller provision, taking the position
that the presence of the words, "In It
Judgment," would not have the effect of
vitiating the bill aa had been contended.
He declared, indeed, that neither the pres
ence nor the absence of the words could
affect the measure.
Senator Lodge said there had not been
any understanding that would bind him
to keep the debatable worda in the bill
and, an understanding or no understanding,
he wanted the worda atrlcken out.
"If the worda remain and the law la de
clared unconstitutional, the people will de
clare It a fraud and congreas will be held
responsible," lie said.
In reply to Mr. Foraker. Mr. Lodge said
he knew nothing about any agreement.
6enator Foraker aald also that he knew of
no such agreement.
Allison Favora Term.
Senator Long sala that Senator Allison
had stated yesterday that the retention of
the words "in its Judgment" was a part
of the amendments presented by hlrn.
Senator Carter announced his Intention
toy vote against the retention of th words,
knowing that the amendment would b
dealt with In conference.
The amendment was adoptod SS ta 'it
Alsar. Dillingham, Xlllsrd.
JtllM, tirydsn, .Mown,
Anksnr, runt. .Nlto.
bscon, Porvktr, Orermaa.
Billsr, roeisr, Psnrasa,
Berry. Frariar. Pattut.
Blackburn, Osllloiar. nut,
BrandiM, Hals, Ravnw,
Bulkaler, HsnabreUfh, Scott,
Burnhara, KaaJl, Simmon.
Cannack. asm, Bpooaar,
Car. mr, Lofts. Stan.
Clark (Moat.), M-;rary. Taiutsrre,
Clark () ), MoCumkor, Tallar,
Clay. McKnarr. Tillman.
Cuibenwo. Uallorjr, W al mon ta
Allison rv.lll.ar. Latlaar,
Bawldf. KlklLa, lxng.
Burkatt, frjt. MrUauria,
Ciapp. Fulton. Nalaoa.
Clark (Ark ), CHorln. Na lands,
Craua, liaraensay, T-rklna,
t'ulloni, Hopklna. ila.
Iwnlal, Lafollstta. V araor U.
The clerk was permitted to read th
amendments covering ten pages without
interruption and It looked as if he might
pioceed to the end, when Senator LaFol
lette offered an amendment permitting
railroad companies to grant passes to th
officers of the railroad employee' asso
ciation. The amendment waa adopted.
At 1:45 p. m. the reading of amend
menta waa concluded and after announcing
the third reading of the bill the chair
atked: "Hhall the bill pass?"
There were, however, some general
speeches to be msde and tha passage wa
Rayner Criticises President.
After the senate concluded the t'nirj
reading of th railroad rate bill today,
Benator Rayner took the floor to dlacuaa
the general aspects of the measure. Ilia
speech dealt mainly with the prealdent
connection with the legislation and ws
largely personal throughout. Mr. Rayner
aald he was of the belief that the president
would again change hla mind before this
controveisy was over and If the speaker of
the house wonld noiolnat a man on the
conference committee who had the courage
nf his convii tious and would not v. aver
on the queation of constitutional revitw.
the preoident t , Id al.s idor. the Allison
smendment a:il go hark again to ths Io:ig
amendment, th rlice that h s'arled froai
lie said that Addison had once made the
remark that a woman who de liber sua
la I oat, sutd that wall U.r waa au chant
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