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The Omaha Daily Bee.
OMAIIA, THURSDAY MORNTNO, MAY 24, 1906-TEN PAOES.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
SINGLE COPY THREF
CRAFT IN COAL DEAL
ore of Belations of Pennsylvania Offioiali
with Fuel Companies Disoloted.
PRESIDENT'S ASSISTANT HOLDS STOCK
Mr. Patten Em 307,000 Worth of Bhare
Which Wero Given Him.
MANY HIGH OFFICIALS SUMMONED
Men Who Manacrt FenriyWania Kailroad
Asked to Tell What They Enow.
MINORITY STOCK HOLDERS WAKING UP
After laterstate Coamrrrt Conmli
lea la Ttrsagh Mate Legisla
ture Mar B Asked to Praba
Deeper lata Affair.
PHILADELPHIA. May 23.-Further rev
elation concerning stockholdings In soft
coal mining companies by officials of the
Pennsylvania railroad were made today
when the Interstate Commerce commission
resumed ita investigation Into the alleged
discrimination by railroad In the dlstrlbu
tlon of cars. Three high officials of the
railroad First Vice President John P.
Green, Third Vice President flamuel Re
and William A. Patton, assistant to the
president at PniladclphtB. were the ' lm
portant witnesses of the day. Mr. Patten
m under examination the a-reatrr part of
the morning and was an unwilling: witness.
The persistent ' questioning of Attorney
Glasgow for thfl commlaalon, however,
bronght out the fact that Mr. Patten had
acquired stock, the pnf value of which Is
$307,000, in varloua coal companies without
; cost to hlmsslf. He explained that ht had
signed notes obligating himself for his
share of the loss and declared his belief
that It was rroper for him to accept the
stock under those cordltlons.
Vice Prcfidmt Rea read a statement In
which he fxplnlned all his stock transact
tlon. In which he expressed the opinion
that he was net debarred from such owner
ship because of his connection with the
railroad company.- Mr. Rea said most of
his stock was acquired through land syndl
cates which took up the coal properties for
Company fa Invest Igutlng.
Vice President Green aald twenty or
thirty years ago It was not considered
Improper for an officer of a railroad to own
coal company stock, but conditions .have
. changed and auch holdings might not now
be regarded In the same light as formerly.
Ha Informed the commission that the
board of directors of the Pennsylvania rail
road, acting on the Information that had
been brought out at the heating, had to
day appointed a committee of five directors
to make an Investigation Into the connec
tlon of Ita officials with coal companies,
Mr. Green said he did not own a dol
lar's worth of coal company stock. .
utner witnesses lesnneo to stock own
ersfitp and. to discrimination In the dls
trlbutlon cf cars. Chairman Knapp, for
mer Senttor Cockell and Judson C. Clem
ants conducted the hearing. Tonight Mr,
Clements left for Cleveland, where he will
Join Commissioner Prouty to conduct the
. hearings in the oil Investigation beginning
Hlsh OnSelals Sammoaed.
High officials of the Pennsylvania rail
road are among the witnesses who will be
heard during the examination this week
The revelations laet week, when a numbe
of Pennsylvania railroad officials admitted
accepting gifts of stock in varloua soft
coal mining companies, ImpePfd the com
mission to subpoena more Important officers
in an effort to determine the extent of th
secret business relations alleged to. exist
between the railroad and certain com
The witnesses to be examined during the
hearings this week Include Captain John P.
Greene, first vice president of the Penn
aylvanla railroad; William A. Patton. as
Istant to President Casaatt at Phlladal
phiai Robert Pllcalrn of Pittsburg, Con
greasman George Huff, president of the
Keystone Coal and Coke company: Joh
Lloyd, president of the Columbia Coal
Mining company; J. Howard Patton,
coal man and a brother of William
Patton; Theodore N. Kly, chief of motive
power; D. 8. Newhall, purchasing agent
of the Pennsylvania railroad; J.. K. John
ton, superintendent of the Tyrone dlvls
Ion; Victor Wlrman, superintendent of the
Amboy division; J. N. Purvlanee. chief
clerk to William A. Patton; C. A. Wood,
chief clerk to the general auperintenden
David Steele, aslstant trainmaster of the
Pittsburg division ; A. K. Pillock, Charlw
Culp, H. C. Burkett and C. A. Buch,
Aa a result of the Investigation, minority j
stockholders of the Pennsylvania railroad
re aald to be conaidering plana to bring
bout more thorough probing through
the atate legislature, Such an investiga
tion would Include an Inquiry into all
the varloua details eurrounding the con
tracts for steel rails, engines and other
equipment made In the laat five or six
years. The present investigation is limited
by the Tlllman-Glllesple resolution to the
relations of the railroads to the coal and
raasatt'a Assistant aa .
The entire commission aat for today's
The first witness was W. A. Patton.
President Cassatt'a assistant. He waa
arked what Interest ha had in coal com
panies. He enumerated the various com
panies In which he held stock. Concerning
the Keystone Coal company shares, of
which J. 600 were In his name, he said he got
the stock by purchase ar.d through the
merging with the Keystone company of
mailer companies In which he waa inter
ested. Five hjundred cf the shares, he said,
belonged to hla brother, J. Howard Patton,
who is Interested In coal properties in west
ern Pennsylvania. Mr. Patton explained
that he held stock in Ave companies which
were consolidated with the Keystone and
through that transaction secured Ms hold
ings tu the Keystone company.
Mr. Patton proved an unwilling witness
when questioned about hla holdings in the
Atlantic Crushed Coke company and re
peated efforts were matte by Mr. Glasgow
to draw a positive statement aa to whether
he had paid any actual cash for his 400
hares In the company. Mr. Patton ex
plained that he became interested in the
land purchasing company through J. How
ard Patton. who represented the Interests
f Colonel George F. Huff.
When the land waa purchased he said the
Investor were obligated to pay their pro
rata share, but as there had been losses
It ws not necessary to pay In cash.
'You got that obligation back, didn't
"i an in stexk."
"Were you required to pay mythlng to-
1 JonUau4 on Scb4 Pagt ).
HENRIK IBSEN DIES SUDDENLY
orweglnn Poet and Dramatist is
Stricken with Apopleat aad
Ki aires la Few Hoars.
CHR18TIANIA. May S.-Henrlk Iben.
Norway's greatest poet and dramatist.
died peacefully at 2 80 this afternoon. Al-
hough Ibsen's literary activity ceared some
years ago when an apoplectic seliure
forced him to refrain from mental effort.
e had continued lo be a fsmlllar figure
In the life of Christlanla and was ire
quenily seen driving In the streets with
companion. His sudden removal, tnere-
fore, Impresses the capital.
Tuesday night another seizure left him
omnletely unconscious and at 1 o'clock this
afternoon the nurse summoned Mme. lb-
sen, Blgmund Ihsen. his son. and the lat-
er's wife, who remained at the bedside
until the end. The poet died witnout a
struggle. He was 7 years of age.
King Haakon, on the receipt of the news
of Ibsen's death, transmitted to the widow
his own and Queen Maud's sympathy and
condolences. The Storthing and other pub
lic bodies are formally recording the na
tional grief at the loss of this foremost
figure in the literary life of the nation.
All the theatera were closed tonight. The
Authors' union has placed a wreath on the
Ibsen monument outstdo the National
It Is understood, ' '-. leral will be
state function. '; '
MADRID DEFEAT V'-,' BOURNE
Jest Session of Postal
Be Held at Caplv
ROME. May 23. The Internatio lal
congress at Its session today appr ed the
British proposition to raise the weight or
letters to one ounce.
Edward Ttosewater of Omaha, Neb., one
f the Ami Van delegates, proposed Mel
bourne, Austt..lla, as the seat of the next
postal congress, which received eleven
votes. A Trench delegate proposed Madrid
for the next congress, and forty-three votes
were cast In support' of the proposition.
which was adopted.
King Meets Editor.
ROME, May 23. King Victor Emmanuel
today received in private audience Bilas
McBee, editor of the Churchman of New
York,- with whom he conversed on the re
la t Ions between church and state In Italy.
Von Rnrlow on Vacation.
BERLIN, May 23 Chancellor yon Buelow
today Btarted for the Island of Nordeney,
off the northern coast of Germany, where
he will spend his three months' holiday.
TRIP OF DISMANTLED SHIP
Vessel Under Jury Rig from Japan
to Kew York Arrives
NEW YORK, May 23.-Under Jury rig
from Kobe, Japan, to New York harbor,
the noted clipper ahlp. A. G. Ropes, arrived
today, completing successfully what was
the first effort In the chronicles of the
American merchant marine to take the
dismantled hull of a great, full-rigged ship
across two seaa. The voyage began last
December, following a typhoon experience
laat summer near Hong Kong, when prac
tically everything above the ship's decks
The course of the A. G. Ropes from the
moment that the storm struck It until to.
day is filled with adventure and with strik
ing demonstrations of American enterprii
displayed by ita skipper. Captain Rivers.
Previous to this accident the time of the
A. G. Ropes, built at Bath, Me., was posted
in Hong Kong, New York, Ban Francisco,
Liverpool and Shanghai for speed records
In races which expended half way around
the world. For ft t days after the typhoon
the ship drifted, uW crew In despair and
the American skipper never once below
decks. After refusing exorbitant offers for
towing, his boat was taken Into port by
a steamer for 1500. At Kobe the ship was
sold at auction to A. G. Luckenbach of
New York and the nearly six months' voy
age home under a makeshift rigging began
The A. O. Ropes was built In 1884, is 250
feet long and 2,440 tons gross register.
ELK POINT, 8. D., May 21. (Special.
Word waa received hero today that
Julius Bchaitxel, one of Elk Point's most
prominent business men, died In Mexico
yesterday. He went from here with ni
wife and son on a vacation trip, but took
sick with typhoid fever sometime ago.
His death was a sudden shock to the
community lnaamuch as he waa gettiti
along nicely and recovering. He leave
a wife and son. The body will probably
be brought home 'for burial.
Colonel Robert . Moore.
DENVER, May 28. Colonel Robert 8.
Moore, a veteran of the Mexican and civil
ware and a close friend of General Grant
and General Sheridan, died at his home In
this city today, aged 7 years. During the
civil war he was colonel of the Eighty-fifth
Illinois Infantry and performed distin
LONO PINE. Neb.. May 21. (Special
Telegram.) George Daly died here this
morning with nervous prostration. He la
an old resident of this section of the
country and for a number of years waa n
the train service1 of the Northwestern
railway. Later he engaged In the sto?k
John H. Jeffers.
CKDAR FALLS. Ia., May 23.-8pecial
Telegram.) John H. Jeffers, aged 73 years,
a prominent resident of Cedar Falle for
over fifty yeara. died last night.
Boy Has & arrow F.arape.
BEAVER' CITY. Neh., May 3. Special
Telegram.) Roy Gregg, a young man 17
years of age, narrowly escaped death
today.' He waa driving a spirited team to
a disc when the horses ran away. He
was thrown to the ground and dragged
for forty rode, and became entangled in
some loose barbed wire. Every stitch of
clothing waa torn from his body. Hi"
bruised and bloody body was found after
the team had fallen Into a ratine and on
of the animals was killed by the wire
with which Gregg had been dragged. He
waa brought to town and Ills Injuries, while
painful, will not be fatal.
SAN FRANCISCO. Muy 2$. Sixtv-two
boxes of British sovereigns, valued at
$l,iti).fl! were brought to inls city from
Australia by the Oceunio company steam
ship sierra. The gold IS consigned to local
banks and Is the largest single shipment of
Its kind In yrara.
Laaala 4o kettle Klaa'a Tronhlea.
CHICAGO. May 22. The attorneys In the
Powie IttlKB'ion have agreed to allow Judse
Landia of the United States district court
aet'ia all points la controversy between
Voilva and lKwle and a stipulation to that
effect will bo prsvrotatl to Iba court Uv
OUTLINING CAMPAIGN ISSUES
olitical Discussion Occupies Day in Lower
' Eonie of Ooneresa,
ANDIS DEFENDS PROTECTIVE TARIFF
adlana Member Replies to Ipeecbee
of Ratney and Cockran Re
joinder by Mr. WU.
WASHINGTON, May 23. The Issues des
tined to be uppermost between the two
rreat parties during the coming campaign
are already being Joined, if the speeches
now being made In the house of representa
tives are a safe index. Several weeks ago
Mr. Ralney of Illinois made a carefully
prepared speech on the Watch trust, aay-
ing that watch manufacturers of the United
States had one price for watches at home
and a lesser price abroad.
Today In the house Mr. Landla of In
diana, In a sense, answered Mr. Ralney,
admitting that American manufacturers
had one price at home and another abroad
and he defended the price as In accordance
with good business methods; Insisting .that
all countries sold their wares for less
prices abroad than at home.
Cockran' Assertion Challenged.
Mr. 1-andia also paid some attention to a
speech made by Mr. Bourke Cockran (N.
Y.j, wherein the latter denounced the plan
of protection as public plunder, the foun
tain source of all corruption and the cause
of total demoralization of the American
republic. This Mr. Landla denied. He said
that every poor but ambitious emigrant
who landed here during the last ten years
would refute that allegation. Referring to
Mr. Cockran's speech, he said:
"This Is the best country on earth and
not the worst country on earth. And If
I thought about It as the gentleman from
New York I would resign my seat in this
house, sell out my belongings and move to
some other country nearer In harmony with
my political notions."
Mr. Landis displayed a number of pic
tures of Coxey's army and commented on
its appearance In Washington and the de
mand of Its members for work.
'That was the condition In the last years
of democratic rule." said Mr. Landis.
Williams Replies to Landis.
In reply to this Mr. Williams, the ml'
norlty leader, stated that he had walked
through Coxey's army while It was en
camped on the grass In front of the senate
entrance to the capltol and at that time
the Wilson-Gorman bill was under dis
cussion in the senate. He Insisted that
the government was still operating under
the McKlnley bill at that time and that
revenues were being collected under that
Mr. Williams said " was encouraged In
the fight the democrats were making in
favor of tariff reform because of the mim
ber of republican leaders who were dash
ing to the relief of the protective tariff,
He said the sledge hammer debater. Mr
Hepburn of Iowa, the chaste and brilliant
Bou telle and even the humorist of the re
publican side. Mr. Cushman (Wash.), had
been all commandeered to support the pro
tective theory and be Infer j from this
that the attacks were havi ig effect. It
was' Mr. Williams' solemn belief that the
worst thing about the protective tariff
was that it bribes and corrupts the frlendn
of good government. He said the re
publicans would come Into the democratic
party and say to the friends of free trade,
"We will protect you against frost, we
will protect you against hall," and so the
democrats yielded, and even he had been
approached along some similar lines, but
he had been thus far able to say, "Get
thee behind me, satan."
Hlnahaw Makea Few Remarks.
Mr. Landla took up the assertion of
Mr. Williams that corn waa so low in 1890
and 180. that the farmers were compelled
to burn it for fuel. He said he came from
a corn belt in Indiana and denied that
farmers were compelled to burn their corn
because it was a drug on the market
Mr. Williams Insisted that be waa right
In his statement. Thla brought Mr. Hln
shaw of Nebraska Into the arena to say
that while he did not know what Kansas
did In 1190. he knew as a Nebraskan that
corn waa not burned in his state. Mr,
Reeder of Kanaaa followed to repudiate
the statement that the farmera of th
Sunflower state had burned their corn.
When Mr. Iandla concluded the repub
Mean side rose and accorded him an ova,
Senate Approves Measure to Restrict
Entrance of Defective Aliens.
WASHINGTON. May 21. In addition- to
pasaage of half a dosen bills to which
no objection was made, the aenate devoted
Ita entire seaalon today to the Immigration
bill, which waa passed just before the
hour of adjournment. The major portion
of the diacuaalon waa devoted to the pro
vision for supplying Information con
cerning the different sections of the
country to newly arrived Immigrants.
The bill consists of a series of amend
ments to the existing law, all of them
Intended to permit stricter regulations for
keeping out the defective classes of
aliens. The head tax Is increased from
12 to 18. The senate adjourned at
16.20 p. m.
An amendment requiring an educational
test for irumlgrants and also requiring that
no Immigrant carrying less than $26 should
be admitted was preeented . by Senator
Simmons, who spoke in support of It.
Senator Lodge offered a substitute for Mr.
Simmon's amendment, confining the test to
an educational requirement and providing
that no alien more than It yeara of age
who cannot read In aome language shall
be admitted, oxcept members of the fami
lies of male adults now residents of the
Mr. Simmons accepted the substitute and
It was adopted.
The bill waa then paaaed without division.
TALK OF FOREIHX RELATIONS
Secretary Root and Senate Committee
Confer Maay Topics.
WASHINGTON, May 23 Long delayed
nd vexed questions between the United
Btatei and Great Britlan arising from bouh
dary and fisheries disputes and claims of all
character were the subject of a conference
today between the senate committee ou
foreign relatione and Secretary Root. It
developed that It Is very unlikely that the
joint high commission will ever be convened
again for the settlement of disputes with
Csnada, and Secretary Root urged the ne
cosalty of providing aome ether means to
reach this end.
As to the treaty with Mexico, relating
to the waters of tne Rio Grande the secre
tary urged that this be ratified. A to
the Indemnity fund paid by China to thla
government Secretary Root uggeeted that
thla money be uaed to construct suitable
house (or'oouseJj In Um orient.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Former Slonx City Man Appointed
ecretary to Secretory of
' (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, May S.-C&peclal Tele
gram ) Representative Kennedy today In
troduced a resolution providing for a thor
oughly good index to the United State
statutes at Urge and such other compila
tions, digests and Indices . as may be re
quired for congress or other official use.
Mr. Kennedy recites In his preamble that
he finds a lack of accurate and compre
hensive Index to statutes causes those who
consult volumes much loss of time and un
certainty. Those seeking laws on particu
lar topics desired from time to time find
statutes are compiled, digested or Indexed
more or less unsystematlcally. Inaccurately
and this misinformation Is placed In the
volumes at considerable unnecessary ex
pense. Representative Kennedy today received
from the University of Nebraaka a letter
calling attention to the fact that Chinese
students seeking an education do not now
oome to this country, but go elsewhere, and
the result will be to bring the China of
the future more under the influence of
other countries and less under the Influence
of the United States. It Is suggested that
as the Chinese government sent a commis
sion to this country to study our Institu
tions, so we ought to send a commission
to China to study the condition there with
view to directing Chinese thought toward
our educational Institutions. The letter Is
signed by E. Benjamin Andrews, chancel
lor; L. A. Sherman, dean of the graduate
school; Ellery W. Davis, dean of the lit
erary college; E. A. Burnett, associate dean
of the Industrial college; Charles E. Bessey,
dean of the Industrial college; Roscoe
Pound, dean of the college of law, and
Henry B. Ward, dean of the college of
medicine. These gentlemen want to'encour
age a movement for the establishment of
closer relations with China along educa
Secretary Shaw announced today the se
lection of Arthur F. Statter as his private
secretary to fill the vacancy caused by the
appointment of J. H. Edwards as assist
ant secretary of the treasury, to succeed
Horace E. Taylor. Mr. Btatter waa orlg
inally an Iowa man, where he received
his education In public schools of Sioux
City, and later at Cornell college, the
me Institution from which the secretary
of the treasury was graduated. Mr. Stat
ter Is well fitted for the position, having
had ten years' experience as a newspaper
man at Sloiut City on the Journal and at
Walla Walla, Wash., where he waa for a
time editor of the Walla Walla Union.
Since 1903 he has served as private secre
tary to Senator Ankeny and as clerk to
the senate committee on Irrigation. Mr.
Statter and his wife, formerly Miss Marie
L. MeCall of Sioux City, are well known
In this city, where during their three years'
sojourn they have made many friends.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska,
route 2, Walter W. Stinger, carrier: Ira
Stinger, substitute. Sleux, route 1, Jacob
E. Shane, carrier; Vina A. Shane, substi
tute. . Waterbury, roitte L Charles M.
Chase, carrier: Frank ! W. Chase, substi
tute. Iowa, Norwalk, 'route 8, Elmer E.
Guthrie, carrier; Harrv. f.eevas. aubsttttft.
South Dakota. Valley, Springs, route I,
Schuyler C. Beard, carrier; John S. Moore,
Iowa rural routes ordered established
August 1: Larch wood, Lyon county, route
1. population S50. houses 70; Little Rock.
Lyon county, population 420. houses 84;
Rock Rapids, Lyon county, routes 8, S
and 4. population 1,106, houses 221.
Iowa postmasters appointed: Roscoe, Des
Moines county, Joseph Barton, vice J. L.
Jones, ' resigned; Wick, Warren county,
Lorenso J. Bell, vice J. C. Adams, re
signed. FIRE AT FAIRBANKS, ALASKA
Bnalneaa Portion of Town Destroyed,
Entalllasr I-oss of One Million
ALAMEDA. Cal., May 23. The Northern
Commercial company.- the largeat of the
mercantile concerns Interested in Alaska,
today received the following from Its
gents at Fairbanks:
"The entire town from Turner to Icey
streets and back to Third, except the Fair
banks Banking company's building and
warehouse, has been destroyed. One wo
man, Lotta Talbot, waa burned to death.
No damage waa done to our plant except
to the electric light mains. The fire has
Fairbanka is situated on the Cbena river.
a tributary of the Tanana, and, although
but three yeara old, la now the largest and
most Important city on the PacMIc coast
north of Vancouver, B. C, having a popu
lation of about 7.00O. The gold output in
19o6 was $7,000,000 and during the present
year it will reach from $12,000,000 to $16.
000.000. The burned district rovera three
and a half square blnrks. The First Na
tional bank, the Washington Banking com
pany and the court house, located in the
burned district, probably were destroyed.
as were many of the retail stores and sa
loons, and possibly one or two hotels. The
most Important cf the financial Institutions
in the city, the Fairbanks Banking com
pany, Is Intaot. An unofficial estimate
places the loss St about $1,000,000.
There is no danger of famine, aa the
warehouse of the Northern Commercial
company, containing nearly $MO,000 worth
of foodstuffs, is uninjured and there Is
positive information that four steamers
are en route with additional supplies.
ALCOHOL BILL IS REPORTED
Senate Committee Favors Measure
A - Miklas lwMl I
aat Amendments ta It.
WAPHINGTON, May 23. The denatured
alrohol bill was ordered reported favori-
bly today by the senate committee n
There were numerous amendments madd
to the bill, largely Intended fo prevent a
reduction of th internal revenues by
reason of the act. Provision was mado
that it shall go Into effect January 1.
1S0T, Instead of within thi-ee mouths
after the passage of the measure. No
limitation waa placed upon the alse or
capacity of the atills at which the
denatured alcohol Is to be manufacture'!
In reporting the bill to the senate Sen
ator Aldrtch gave notice that he would
call It up tomorrow.
KANSAS CITY. May 2J.-The conference
Of the executive committee of the South
weatern Coal Operators' association and
miners' presidents of districts Nor 14. 21
and 26 was resumed today. In an attempt
to effect a settlement of the wsge question.
MeHal Sarreeds Bleak.
NEW ORLEANS. May 22 -It Is an
nounced here that the Very Rev. Patrick
J. McHale has barn appointed bishop of
Porto Kioo to uooeod Archbishop Blenk.
recant ly levau4 I tft arutUbuerW af
NO LEGAL BAR TO UNION
Illinois Judge Refuse to Enjoin liart-er
of Presbyterian Churches.
TWO ASSEMBLIES 'EXCHANGE GREETINGS
Sentiment of Messages ladleatea that
Union Will Be aa Accomplished
Fact Within Few
DECATUR, 111.. May a.-Judge Johns to
day refused the application for an injunc
tion to restrain the union of the Presby
terian churches. He said the caae has
no parallel In the Jurisprudence of the
United States. He treated the church as a
voluntary organisation, the acta of whose
highest tribunal are binding on all mem
bers and will not be interfered with by
the courts If the acts are fair and honest.
He held that courts of equity will not pass
on doctrinal matters, the decisions of ec
clesiastical Judiciaries being binding on
civil courts as to matters of faith. The
decision sets forth the various acts of the
Cumberland general aasembly and says:
"These actions of the assembly must be
held to be a determination of IU right and
Aa to doctrine, th court held that
whether the doctrines of the Cumberland
Presbyterian church are widely variant
from those of the Presbyterian church Is
an ecclesiastical question solely, upon
which, having been decided by an ec
clesiastical judiciary, th civil court la pow
erless to Inquire."
Th decision adds:
"No court has ever enjoined an ec
clesiastical body from considering what
action It should take. This application Is
The Judges of union were read In the as
sembly. Dr. Steel Introduced a resolution
that in entering th union the Cumberland
Presbyterians do not surrender any Integral
part of their doctrine. He read a state
ment made by the original Cumberland
Presbytery which, he said, with the excep
tion of fatality, would not affect the Presby
terian system of doctrine. The resolution
was adopted by 162 to 106.
Dr. W. H. Black, president of tho Mis
souri Valley college, the chairman, read
the report of the committee on fraternity
The report on union was adopted, 163 to
SI. The anti-unionists filed a protest.
Cnmherlnnds Ready to Adjourn.
The Cumberland Presbyterian general aa
aembly practically completed Ita business
tonight, but postponed adjournment to
await the action of the Presbyterian as
sembly on the question of union. A dele
gation was appointed to visit the assembly
t Dea Moines Immediately after the ad
Journment of the Cumberland body to bear
the greetings of the latter. A special com
mittee replied to the protest filed by the
anti-unionists, pointing out that all of the
points mentioned In the protest had been
adjudicated by the church courts and had
been affirmed by the civil courts. The
work of the board of publication was ap
proved by the assembly. The antl-unlonlsts
declare their purpose to organize and ap
point a duplicate set of church boards and
committees. It Is cntd that these, boards
may constitute suits against th existing
Compromise aa Book Forma.
DES MOINES. Ia., May 23. The famous
controversy and debate over the proponed
Presbyterian book of forms ended In the
general aasembly late this afternoon In
compromise in which all words that might
Indicate that the book Is authorised were
stricken from the resolutions and the text
end title pages of the bonk Itself and in
which the resolution of opposition was also
Incorporated, declaring specifically that the
assembly made no recommendations with
reference to It.
With these limitations the report of Dr.
Henry Van Dyke'a committee waa adopted
and all blttemeaa between the factions
avoided. The book of forms will continue to
be published, but nowhere on Its pages
will be found anything to Indicate that it
bears any authority from the Presbyterian
general assembly, all auch worda and
phraaes having been stricken out. It will
be published merely "for the purpose con
templated by the general assembly of 1!MV
and "for voluntary use." By its sction
today the assembly virtually rescinded the
action of the three preceding assemblies
of 1W3, 1)104 and If 6. in which progressive
steps were taken for an authorised book
of forma. The compromise was agreed
upon today after numerous conferences
between Dr. Van Dyke, Dr. Moffatt and
Dr. William MeCauley of Cincinnati, the
latter leader of the opposition. The reaolu
tlons offered this afternoon were In accord
with ti.e understanding reached by them
and the vote thereon waa unanimous.
The following telegram waa aent by the
assembly In session here to the Cumberland
Presbyterian assembly, which is in seaalon
at Decatur, HI.:
Presbyterian general aasembly, In session
at Des Moines, sends sincere greetings.
Read First Corinthians, first chapter, tenth
verae. (Signed W. H. ROHERT8.
The passage referred to follows:
Now, I beseech you, brethren, through
the nam of our Lord, Jesus Christ, that ye
all speak th same thing and that there be
no divlalons among you, but that ye be per
fected together in the same mind and in
the same judgment.
This reply was received from Decatur:
With prayerful good will and brotherly
love we acknowledge gratefully your greet
ings. Read First Thessa Ionian, second
chapter, sixteenth and seventeenth veraea.
(Signed) IRA LANDITH. Moderator. .
The scripture referred to in the reply
Forbid us to speak to tb Gentiles, that
they mry tie saved to fill their sins a.
! ways, but the wrath hay ome upon them
to the uttermost; lut y
lui y , brethren, being
: bereaved of you for short season In
presence, not In heart, endeavor the more
exceedingly to see your face with great d-
; This exchange of sentiments is taken
( bare to indicate that before the adjourn- ;
uieiil of the assemblies unl.oi between the
i two churches will have been effected.
Resolution Against Pslrssmi.
Th aasembly today adopted the follow-
lng anti-polygamy resolution:
The sssombly records Its gratification and
satisfaction In the proposed submission to
the legislatures of the several states a
new article, to be known as article xl of
the constitution of the United States, pro
hibiting polygamy and polygamous cohabi
tation In the United States, and It reiter
ate ita former counsel to all members of
the church to exert their influence In their
several localities to secure the ratification
of such amendment, if said joint resolution
proposing said amendment be adopted by
the senate and th nous of representatives
It wss ordered that copies of the resolu
tion be sent the president of the United
States and the presiding officers of both
houses of congress.
In striking contrast to this was the ac
tion of th assembly In turning down the
resolution offered yesterday, memorialising
congress against appropriations of public
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BURTON WILLN0T RESIGN
Kansas Senator Says Xo Aptloa Is
Necessary Until Rehearing; la
WASHINGTON. May 23.-At the request
of Senator Burton, whose case has re
cently been decided by the supreme court
adversely a conference was held today be-
ween himself and the chairman of the
committee on privileges and elections. Sena
tor Burrows. The object of the Kanaaa
senator was to gain some knowledge of
the proposed procedure by Mr. Burrows'
committee regarding the resolution intro
duced by Mr. Hale. Senator Burton does
not contemplate resigning. The fnct that
a stay has been granted by the supreme
court, granting him sixty days in which
to file an application for a rehearing, leaves
hla status, be contends, just as it was pre
vious to the decision of the court and
that no action Is necessary by the senate
that would not have been necessary before
the recent opinion was rendered.
Senator Burrows said the committee
would take all these questions Into con
sideration when It met to take up the reso
lution. CHICAGO ASKS FOR RELIEF
Insists It Cannot Control Grnln Trade
fader Present Arrange
ment. CHICAGO, Msy 23. (Special Telegram.)
Representatives of the western railroads
will meet in Chicago tomorrow to conalder
an application of the Board of Trade for
relief that will enable this city to get
more of the western grain. For a long
time, the board members declare, Chicago
has been losing Its prestige as a grain
market by reason of the adjustment that
carries grain to the south and east via the
Omaha, Kansas City and St. Louts gate
ways at more favorable rates.
The railroad officials are not asked to
make any particular reductions In rates
11 that the Board of Trade recites in Its
statement to the transportation companies
Is that under the present rates arrange
ment It Is Impossible for the grain dealers
of this city to compete with those that ship
by the gateways named.
C. L SPIER KILLS HIMSELF
Coroner's Jary Retaras Verdict of
Suicide In Death of Standard
KIW TORK, May 3. A verdict of sui
cide was rendered tonight by the Jury in
the Inquest into th death by a pistol
shot wound of Charles L. Spier at his home
at St. George, Staten Island, on the morn
ing of Monday, May 7.
Spier, who waa the personal represen
tatlve of H. H. Rogers of the Standard
Oil company, was found by hid wife ahot
through the heart In the hallway of his
house, a few minutes after he had roused
her from sleep to tell her that a burglar
was tn the house and. taking hla pistol
had gone downstairs. One chamber of his
pistol had been discharged.
MUCH MONEY AT SAN FRANCISCO
Majority of Banks Are Open and
Have Plenty of
SAN FRANCISCO. May 23. Practically
every bank In this city that haa been able
to aecure temporary quarters threw open
Its doors to the public this morning. There
was no sign of a run.
A unique feature connected with thla gen
eral resumption of business after the sus
pension caused by the recent great ca
lamity was the fact that never in the his
tory of San Francisco was there so much
bank money on hand.
FAVORABLE T0 SALT LAKE
Hoas Committee Weald Make the
Utah City a Part af
WASHINGTON, May M The house com
mittee on ways and means today author
ised a favorable report on a bill making
Salt Lake City, Utah, a port of delivery.
The committee referred the matter of
making Port Arthur or Sabine Pass, Tex.,
a Yrt of entry to a special subcommittee,
with instructions to report Saturday, when
it is expected final action mill lie taken.
MOYER ASKS CHANGE OF VENUE
Application af Alleged Murderer of
Steuaenberg Supported iy 800
BOrSB, Idaho. May 28. The Canyon
county district court will convene May 29,
when motions for change of venue will be
heard In the cases of Charles H. Mover,
William D. Haywood and George A. Pet-
I tlbone, charged with the murder of former
t Governor 8teunenberg. It Is stated tlat
I thee motions will be supported by more
, than Soo affidavits.
CMAHA WOMAN PRESIDES
Mra. W. P. Harford Directs Annual
Convention of United Brethren
Womaa'a Missionary Bonrd.
CANTON. O.. May 22-The first business
j session of the general convention of the ,
Woman's Missionary board of the United
Brethren church waa held here today, Mrs.
W. P. Harford of Omaha presiding. Re- j
ports of the day showed a decided rorwaid
movement In every line, aa the memberahlp
and finances were largely Increased durlag
JOSLYN SUES THE CADILLAC
Omaha Maa Cammeaees Aetlea
Against Aatamahlle Compear
DETROIT. Msy 28. (Speclsl Trio
gram ) George A. Joslyn of Omaha la
In th city, and haa started suit against
th Cadillac Automobile company of tMls
city for 11,000 damage, growing out of
th purctutaa of aa uUmobUt Irbm thM
Sensational Testimony in Trial of Conspiracy
Case at Kanoai C.tj.
WITNESSES TELL OF METHOD OF PAYMENT
Kew Tork Broker Receives Commissions
from 8hippes and Railroads.
THOMAS PAID TO LOOK AFTER CLAIMS
One Contract Calls for Return of 25 Per
Cent of All Freight Bills.
P. KIRKENDALL EMPLOYS THOMAS
Omaha Wholesaler Sara tie Re
ceived Money from Rrokr,
but Kept No Record
of It. ,
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. May 23. -Testimony
of unusual Interest was brought oat this
afternoon In the United States court In
the trial of George H. Crosby, traffic! man
ager of the Burlington railway; George L.
Thomas of New York, a freight broker, and
L. B. Tsggart. his rlerk, on a charge of
conspiracy In rebating railroad rates.
The principal witnesses today were George
A. Barton of Barton Brothers' Shoe com-
paiy, George w. Taylor of Robert Keith
Furniture and Carpet company, E. W.
Freyschlag of the Freyschlag Mercantile
company, all of this city, and Walter B.
Kelby of New York, clerk In 1904 and 1905
The testimony shows that the firms men
tioned received large sums of money from
mysterious sources after freight bills had
been paid; sometimes In express packages,
always from New York! but none knew
who sent It. On the stand Freyechlsg
frankly referred to an agreement with
Thomas whereby his firm was to receive
25 per cent rebates on freight bills and
told how the money was deposited In New
York to the firm's credit by one "Jackson,"
a person whom he did not know. He could
not remember whether he or Thomas had
suggested the use of the nam. At first
he said that the Idea was his, but on con
sideration he said he -ould not remember.
He aald that the name was used to hide
"this business," a term all the witnesses
today employed. ,
x Twenty-Five Per Cent Rebate.
"Thomas was to look after our freight
business and take care of our claims." said
Mr. Freyschlag in his testimony, "and w
were to receive rebates on all freight des
tined to points west of the Mississippi
river. This was 26 per cent."
"Did you receive those rebates?" was
"Tes. The total amount In three years
of our contracts with Thomas was about
17.600. We did not receive the rebates for
lSf shipments. We got about ll.TOO In
lsfpR In rebates for goods shipped In 1904.
The money came In currency mostly. Some
one, Thomas Taggart or W. B. Kelby,
Thomsa' clerk, sent It, I suppose, I don't
Freyschlag said that the rebates for 1205
shipments were still due. He did not. know
who owed it to him. Taggart had told
him, he said, that the railroads had not
paid up. Freyschlag said hla freight bllla
amounted to about 2.10,000 a year.
The cross-examination by 1h govern
ment of Mr. Freyschlag was somewhat
startling. Counsel kept at the witness un
til he made him admit that he had agreed
to use the name "Jackson" because he
"thought there might be someftiing criminal
In this business."
Practice of Maay Years.
"All the shippers here are In the same
box with me." Freyschlag exclaimed de
fiantly. "Instead of four years this thing
haa been going on for twenty-fiv years
not at 25 per cent rebatea, but at 40 per
Witness admitted he had sent his son to
New York to see Thomas.
"Why?" attorney for the government
"Well." replied Mr. Fresychlag, "I had
paid Thomaa AI0 salary for the year 190R
and I had received nothing. I thought
If the railroads had paid Thomas I wanted
W. B. Kelby, former clerk for Thorf'S.
said that he had sent express packagea
of "envelopes" to firms In Kansas City.
He did not know what they contained.
Once brought money to Kansas City him
self for Robert Keith Kurr.'.ture company,
but did not know why.
"Attending to' Claims."
George Barton of Burton Broa. Shoe com
pany told of contracts with Thomas to
"route freight and attend to claims." His
firm, he said, never received money from
Thomas, but did receive some from W. B.
Kelby. Thomas' clerk, and more through
the malls mid by express. The witness
sajd that after paying his freight Mils
I )n Kansas City he sent them to Thomas in
Nw york clty Tn. nrm Thomaa 2S
centa per 100 pounds commlaalon on all
of Its shipments, about tl.sno In two years,
In addition to 2.VI0 yearly salary.
George W. Taylor of Robert Keith Fur
niture and Carpet company told of crmdl
tlona and transactions between his firm
snd Thomas. He aald that George H.
Crosby had admitted to him that the Bur
lington paid Thomas a salary because "of
the tonnage he contributed."
, Omaha Wholesaler Testlflea.
F. P. Kli kendull, a wholesale shoe dealer
of Omaha, paid Thomas tfiO a year to
"look after his freight shipments." He
said that he had received money two or
three times from Thomas, but kept no
record of It.
Kdward P. Ix-lwis, a St. Louis dry goods
merchant, stnted that he had a routing
contract with ThoVias In 1W2 and 1908.
The hearing in the cases will be re
sumed tomorrow morning.
The question of Jurisdiction was raised
and led to a lengthy argument that
stupped the Introduction of testimony.
Counsel for the dtfendants declared that
if a crime had lieen committed it was not
! committed In. Missouri, but In New York.
and so was not in the Jurisdiction of th
Judge McPherson ruled that the question
of Jurisdiction had r.nt yet come properly
before the court. The imirt derided also
that the government would b allowed to
offer evidence to show conspiracy without
reference to where the vrt acte. If any.
were committed. All these matters, th
court said, would tie left for future con
sideration. The trial then proceeded.
The flrst witness, Oeorg A. Barton, a
partner In barton Bros. SJne oompany,
produced two contracts entered Into be
tween his firm and Thomas. By the terms
of these contracts the CT,,piny agri-ud to
pay Thomaa 21 oents a hundred pounds for
all merchandise that h might rout be
tween New York aad Kansas City, guaran
teed, Thutnaa OOl leas tana U0 a, I at aAd
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