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    Daily Bee.
.VOL. XXXV-NO. 292.
Meree of Westminster and Cumberland
Presbyterians' Formally Declared.
HanA-Clappine and Cheera Qreet the
Announcement of Hoderator.
imbly at Decatur Tbally Adjourni
After Exchaiu of Telerama.
Csrasclemrlews) Sera plea ot Ciaali.
lowers froaa Peaaaylveala and
Illinois Cams Then to Mk -Affair
Hot litilmii.
DES MOINE8. la.. May U.-"l do sol
emnly declare end here publicly announce
that the baata ot reunion and union la
now In full fore and effect and that the
Cumberland Presbyterian church la now
reunited with the Presbyterian church In
h tTnitad at a tea of America aa one
With thes words, uttered before the gen
eral assembly today. Moderator Hunter
Corbett facially eatsbllshed the union of
tha Cumberland church with the Presby-
l.rkn church in tha United Btatea of
The bis ecclesiastical assemblage burat
into a atorm of rejoicing. Hand clapping
cheera and waving- of handkerchiefs gave
expression to unalloyed pleasure. Tha con
summation, devoutly wished and worked
for through many yeara, despite many
obataclea. had becoma a reality.
Yesterday a telegram was received from
Decatur announcing tha adoption of the
Joint resolution by tha Cumberland church,
At tha opanlng session of the Dea Molnea
assembly similar aotion waa taken and
messages to that effect dispatched to De
Dramatic) .eene.
- The most Intensely dramatic scene of
tha ceremonies attending the formal union
of the churches was the vote against union
by two commissioners. Moderator Hunter
Corbett put the question, which waa In
tha form of a resolution, and called for the
affirmative, vote, to be expressed by the
commissioners rising to their feet. In
stantly the. assembly hall was converted
Into a atamplng, cheering crowd. Aa the
hand clapping and cheering died down and
tha commissioners took their aeata, tha
moderator said:
"AH who are of the opinion that the mo
tion should not prevail please rise."
A laugh went around the hall, for It waa
believed the request waa a mere formality
and would meet with no response. To
tha. astonishment of all present two com'
mission r rose to their feet. Pandemonium
broke loose, and It was feared for an In
stant that Indignity would be offered the
lonely men who opposed the union. One
pf tha men waa Dr. William Laurie of
, Trkyforrte. Fa, and the other was Rev,
Roger F. Cressey of Jacksonville, 111.
Matter of roaaelesiee.
Dr. Laurie la a stalwart Scotchman and
ils personality dominated the convention.
"Greatly as I dislike to record my vote
against this union, and deeply as I feel
the pain of being forced to disagree with
my fathera and brothers, yet I cannot con
scientiously vote for this union. It Is
purely a question between me and my
God. I have to oppose It."
Rev. Dr. Cressey said:
"This Is a matter of conscience with ma.
T eannot honestly vote for the union."
A motion waa made that the negative
votes be recorded. Cries of "no" were
raised. Dr. Laurie was on his feet lm
mediately, declaring, "I desire that the
negative votea be recorded. I never yet
was ashamed to stand by my convictions."
The record was duly made.
Delegates from Dcestsr Present.
Immediately after the adoption of the
resolution uniting the churches and the
declaration by tha moderator that the
union was now consummated, two repre
sentatives from the Cumberland aasembly
were Introduced to tha aasembly, which
came to Its feet and applauded, cheered
and waved hats and handkerchiefs for five
minutes. The Cumberland visitors were:
Prof. W. H. Black, president of tha Mis
souri Valley college, Marshall, Mo., and
Dr. B. P. Fullerton, pastor of the Lucas
Avanue Presbyterian church, Bt. Louis,
Mo. Prof. Black was tha' Cumberland
chairman for tha Joint committee on church
reunion and union.
Both men made speeches to tha assem
bly, expressing their gratification at the
union and announcing that tomorrow Mod
erator Ira Lar.drlth and a delegation of
seven others from the Cumberland aasem
bly would arrive In Des Moines to receive
and extend official greetings.
Tha aasembly telegraphed the Cumber
land assembly at Decatur of the action on
tha question of union Immediately after
the Juncture waa declared operative and
received a telegram In reply containing
congratulations, announcing the official re
ceipt of tha Information and the adjourn
ment ot the Cumberland assembly.
fksrek Federation Approved.
The proposed federation of all the Evan
gelical churchea cf the country for char
itable and human work was approved at
th Presbyterian general assembly here
today. The report of the committee recom
mending that th Presbyterian church go
Into tha federation waa unanimously
The federation excludes the Unitarian
church by tha terms ot lta preamble to
It agreement, tha preamble declaring that
all churchea which believe In th dlvln
Lord and Savior unit in th work. Uni
tarians, disclaiming th divinity of Christ,
ar thereby excluded.
Th branches of work upon which It Is
agreed ta unite are: Marriage and di
vorce. Sabbath desecration, social evils,
child labor, th relatione of labor to cap
ital, problems that are created by for
eign immigration, the bettering of th con
dltiona of th laboring classes and th
moral and religious training of th youth.
Two Haadredth Aaalversarr.
Th afternoon session of the aasembly
was devoted to a celebration of th two
hundredth anniversary of th church. Ha
first presbytery having been organised at
"Old Button Wood." the home of the first
Presbyterian church of Philadelphia, In
170$. The consummation of church union
with the Cumberland Presbyterians added
greatly to th rejoicings of the occasion
and unusual enthusiasm marked all of the
featurea of the program. The church
reived greetings from two foreign dele
gates. Rev. William P. Patterson. l. D , I T,
Continued on Second Page
ratare Qaeea Leaves Lossos aaa win
Be Met at Froatler by
LONDON. May 23.-Prlncess Ena and
her mother. Princess Henry of Batten
berg, left London today for Bpaln at the
frontier of which King Alfonso will await
his future bride.
The departure of the princess from
Victoria station was the occasion for an
nthusiaatlc demonstration on th part of
the Spanish colony here. Whil the plat
form waa crowded with English mends
who gave th futuro queen of Bpaln a
hearty send off. The king. Queen Alex
andra, the prince and princess of Wales,
the duke and duchess of Connaught and
other members of the royal family and the
staff of the Bpanlsh embassy were among
those present. The king conducted Prin
cess Ena to th royal salon car which
was filled with flowers.
Loud cries of "long live the queen of
Bpaln" were raised as the train lett tne
MADRID. May t4. King Alfonso accom
panied by Premier Morel, the minister ot
wer; Lieutenant General de Luque ana
brilliant suite of officials and court dig-
natarles. left Madrid this afternoon for
the frontier, where he will meet the fu
ture queen of Bpaln. Vast crowds wit
nessed the king s departure, which lnaug
mented auapl' Ty the events attending
the royal mar .;V The king will arrive
at Irun at dayl. V .fmorrow morning and
the bride will r Cher an hour later.
The station at i A elaborately fes
tooned and decora "l Jth Spanish and
British flags. Bpat. , 'easants playing
flutes and tamborlnes . 'reesed In their
quaint, local costumes ' wilcome th
bride, the municipality "C offer her
homage and a regiment e Catllian
guard will act as her mllli yort. Th
royal train will return to adrid at f
o'clock Friday morning, arriving at tho
Pardo palace at 6 SO Friday night. A spe
cial railroad station hung with tapestries
and displaying the royal arma haa been
erected near the palace. Thenc the royal
halberdiers will conduct the princess to the
Pardo palace, where she will await tho
marriage ceremony.
CLAIS, France, May a. Princess Ena
and Princess Henry of Battenberg arrived
here this ' afternoon -from Dover on their
way to Spain They were met by the
Spanish ambassador to France and the
British consul here. The railroad station
and Its vicinity was brilliantly decorated
and the crowds greeted Princess Ena with
shouts of "long live the queen."
The princess entered a special train,
proceeded on their Journey to Irun and
passed Amiens without any noteworthy In
PARIS, May 24. Princess Ena and her
mother, Princess Henry of Battenberg, on
their way to tha Spanish frontier, reached
Juvlsy, twelv miles from Paris, at
o'clock this evening. There they were met
by Prince Alexander, brother of th fu
ture queen of Bpaln. and th staffs of th
Spanish embassy and consulate and mem
bers of the Spanish oolony. Sir F. L.
Bertie, the British ambassador to France,
and his staff were waiting on the railway
platform to welcome the royal party. The
Marquis Del Muni presented the members
of th Spanish colony, with each of whom
Prinoaaa Ena shook bands. ;
Crowds n . tha bridfc cheered the - de
parture of th royal party.
Mrs. Moa tenor Advises Hearers to
Aasaalt Hoase of Chaacellor
of the Exehefser,
LONDON, May 24,-Mrs. Mary Monte-
flore, one of th leadng wovnan suffragists
under whose lead many women have
pledged themselves not to pay their taxes
on the ground that taxation without rep
resentatlon Is tyranny, harrangued a grea
crowd of women suffragists from the sec
ond story of her house near London to
day. She roundly denounced Chancellor of
the Exchequer Aaquith aa an assassin, be
cause he stod In the way of the advance
of the woman's movement, and Chief Sec
retary for Ireland Bryoa and Captain John
Sinclair, secretary for Scotland, were also
bitterly assailed. Mra. Montefiore informed
her hearers that those who were refusing
to pay taxes were taking thia course in
order to advance th education of the mln
istera, and warned the latter of the de
termination of those who were conducting
the campaign to obtain their Indisputable
She asserted that the cabinet ministers
who opposed the movement were marked
men and suggested that her hearers break
the windows ot Mr. Asqulth s house. She
would do so herself, she declared, were It
not for th fact that she waa engaged In
defending her residence against tax col
lectors and others.
The house of Mrs. Montefiore, which la
situated near the Thomas, nit far from
Hammersmith, is barricaded and sur
rounded by tax collectors and bailiffs, who
hope to starve her out. Friends of Mrs,
Montefiore are supplying her with food.
Body Foaad aad Polleo Think He
Was Killed by Bask
LONDON. May 24. Archibald Wakeley
ar. artist and a regular exhibitor at th
Royal academy, waa found murdered J
bis home at Bayswater today. The front
of his skull was battered In, but th
weapon used waa not found. There la no
clue to th perpetratora of th crime. Th
police theory is that the murderers en
tered the premises with the object of
gaining th basement and thence diggin
an entrance Into the vaults of a bank
situated next door, when they were in
tercepted by Wakeley.
Another banking Institution was robbed
In a similar manner last week, the
burglar ge'tlng off safely.
Prealdeat ot Peaarlvaala Railroad
Compear WIU Set Mak Hia
Trio Shorter.
LONDON. May 24. -A. J. Cassatt ot th
Pennsylvania Railroad company early In
the week asked the White Star line to re
serve accommodations for him on Its
steamer sailing May 26, as It waa possible
he would have to cut hia holiday short
Testerday, however, he cancelled thla book'
Ing and retained his original accommoda
tlons for two months hence. His leaving
for Paris yesterday waa In conformity
with his Intentions whrn he arrived her.
ho Agreement oa Asia.
LONDON. May ?4--Forelgn Secretary
Grey, replying to a question In the House
of Commons today. Informed William H.
Redmond, Irish Nationalist, that no agree
ment disposing ot the questions affecting
Persia, Tibet and Arghanlstan exists be
tween Russia and Ciical Britain, as re
cently all Kid.
South Omaha Chief of Polio and Lawyer
Iadicted for Allseed Graft.
Aceaeod ef Taklagr Money from
Keepers of Resorts for Protec
tion Both Mea Protest
Their laaocence.
A sensation was sprung by the county
grand Jury yesterday afternoon when an
Indictment was returned charging Chief of
Police Brlggs of South Omaha and Henry
C. Murphy, an attorney of South Omaha,
with extortion and blackmail by receiving
money from houses of ill fame for police
protection. I
Chief Brlggs and Mr. Murphy were ar
rested late in the afternoon and gave a
bond for Il.OOO each, signed by ex-Mayor
Frank Koutaky of South Omaha. The bond
Is for their appearance In court at 9:S0
o'clock this morning, when new ball will
be asked.
The Information was returned on testi
mony given before the board by George
Bradeen. Mrs. Lillian Beck, Bradeen e for
mer wife, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mc
Laughlin, all of whom formerly operated
resorts In South Omaha, but were recently
driven out by an order of the Fire and Po
lice Board.
It Is charged that Mr. Murpb.' solicited
the money, representing himself as an
agent for the chief of police, from Mrs.
Lillian Beck. Twenty-flve dollars a month
Is alleged to be the amount raid.
Chief la Arrested.
Chief of Police Brings was arrested In
his private office at South Omaha by Dep
uty Sheriff Hase. Two reporters from
Omaha were about to enter the office with
Chief Brlggs when Captain Hase came up.
I want to see you, chief." said Captain
"These boys want to talk to m a few
minutes," said Chief Brlggs, not suspecting
the deputy sheriff's business. "I will see
you In a moment."
"I want to see you first," said Captain
Hase, stepping Into the room and closing
the door.
The two were closeted together a short
time and then the reporters were Invited
In. Chief Brlggs was very noticeably af
fected by his arrest. It appeared to be
a blow he waa not expecting and his volco
shook when he talked.
Brians Calls It Blackmail.
"It Is all a dirty blackmailing lie," ho
said with considerable emotion. I am
surprised that twelve men should have
believed the stories told by such peoplt
as these. It Is a case of their belnir
sore because we drove them out of town.
Bradeen was ordered to Close up about
three months ago. There Is absolutely
no truth in the charge."
That "police politics" Is back of tha
charges was the assertion of Mr. Murphy
last Saturday at the time he was testify
ing before the grand Jury. He declarer"
It waa a acheme to have Chief Brlggs
ousted from his office in the Interests
pf Captain Shields.
Chief Brlggs last night was also Inclined
to ascribe tha charge tc an nttemot to
oust him In favor of Captain Shields. Cap
tain Shields made an emphatic statement
that he had nothing to do with the charpes
at all. He testified before the grand Jury
but he said he could prove by those who
heard his testimony that he did not g1"e
any evidence discrediting his chief. He
expressed the belief that Chief Briggs was
Baals of th Indictments.
The charges made by Bradeen and his
former wife have been heard by the Fire
and Police Board once or twice before. It
is said that the board voted to refer th
matter to the grand Jury and certain mem
bers testified before that body.
Bradeen asserts that the payments of $25
a month continued through a period of six
months. Then came the order of the Fire
and Police board ordering them driven out
of business. This was about three months
sgo. The Indictment Is in four counts, all
covertng the same alleged transactions.
Mr. Murphy heard of the rumors that he
wss to be Indicted and telephoned the
office of the district court to find out If It
waa true. He was told the Jury had not
reported, but rumora were afloat he was
to be indicted. He made arrangements to
meet the officers and In accordance with
the agreement he met Deputy Sheriff llaxe
with Chief Brlggs In custody near Thir
teenth and Douglas streets. He had al
ready met Deputy District Clerk Gallagher
and was with him at the time. Arrange
ments for the bond had been made with
Mr. Koutsky, and the party proceeded to
the court house, where the bond was given
before Judge Sutton, who was called up by
telephone. Both men declared they would
demand speedy trials.
Dlrtr Play, Sara Marphy,
"The finding of an indictment by the
grand Jury against myself Is the culmina
tion of one of the dirtiest and most dia
bolical plots ever hatched. The grand 'Jury
found this Indictment against me upon the
testimony of a woman and her escort,
who at one time were engaged In running
a disorderly house in South Omaha The
only relation or transaction I ever sus
tained with either of the Bradeena waa
that of defending them on one or two
occasions whrn they were charged with
having committed some crime. In fac of
th fact that the Fire and Police board
of South Omaha Informed Bradeen and his
wife that the board would not tolerate tke
collection of protection money from th
members of th tenderloin of South Omaha
Bradeen and his wife now say they con
tinued to pay it. It is surprising that the
grand Jurw would besmirch a man's repu
tation upon this testimony. And It la more
surprising to me that tho Fire and Police
board of South Omaha, after having satis
fled Itself of the falsity of the charges made
by Bradeen, certain members of that body,
aided by th captain of police of South
Omaha, were very active In vouch
ing for Bradeen'a story to the grand
Jury. I am ready and willing and anxious
to have this matter presented to a Jury
where I may be permitted to face my
accuser, and I .m ready to abide by the
result of the Jury's deliberations."
Members of Family Romala W It hia
ilrk Calllasr Dlataae at
Her Bedalde.
NEW TORK. May 34. The condition of
Mra Jefferson Davis, who became worse
last night, aaa not Improved today. Mem
bers of her family are remaining within
quick railing distance of the bedsde.
Shortly before noon Mrs. Davis rallle-1,
her Buls and temperature returning to
normal again. Thla waa the third sink-
Ing spell BU has had during her prsr.t
lUnea N
Commercial dab Exeerslen Leaves
Colorado I.lae oa Its Trip
Th renah Kaasas.
COLBY. Ksn., Msy 84.-(pecll Tele
gram.) The Commercial club train was de.
layed from various csuses during last
night's run, lesvlng Phllllpshurg. Kan.,
four hours late. From Phllllpsburg west
to Burlington, Colo., on a smooth, level
and open track, speed was Increased to
seventy miles sn hour, reaching Burlington
fifty minutes late. Here the Methodist
Episcopal ladles' society had prepared a
veritable feast, which was thoroughly ap
preciated after the all-night ride through
the Invigorating air of western Kansas.
The Journey back through Kansas Is
very Interesting and ths towns are showing
marked increase In population and tho
farms are exhibiting ths old-time bounte
ous harvests. At Goodland. Kan., a town
of f.OOU, a stop of thirty minutes was made.
The merchants are trying to outdo each
other In extending to the Jobbers kindly
greeting here. The Rock Island shops have
a monthly payroll of about t,or0. At
every town the excursionists, are enthu
siastically received and the trip so far haa
been a decided success.
NORTON, Kan.. May 24.-(gpeclal Tele
gram.) At Colby. Kan., and each succeed
ing town visited today the excursionists
were enthusiastically received. At Dres
den. Kan., the entire population was at the
station. Every store and business house
waa closed. They also had their local band
with them and school children with bou
quets of flowers and copies of the local
newspaper to distribute; to each of the
party. At Clayton the usual reception waa
ccorded. There the party also was met
by a committee from the Norton Commer
cial club, consisting of jB. F. Scott and
O. L. Miller, secretary of the club. Ko
stop being made at Norton but for a
minute to take on board a few more mem
bers of the local Commercial club, who
made the trip to Phllllpsburg and return.
preparing the way for the reception at
Norton In the evening. At Almena and Phll
llpsburg, as well aa at all other towns.
the glnd hand was extended to the Jobbers
of Omaha, the market city.
Leaving Phllllpsburg, the return trip was
made to Norton without any stop. There
the Norton Commercial club certainly out
did anything yet accorded the excursionists.
A grand supper was nerved at the Simmons
cafe, where the entire party was seated
at once. After supper the arrangements
had bef-n made for a drive about the beau
tiful city, but aa usual the rainmakers had
gotten In their work, which barred this
pleasure. But they were doubly repaid for
tho disappointment, aa . every store and
business place remained open during the
entire evening, also the Commercial club
rooms, and more could not bave been done,
The famous Hustlers' band continues to
bear up their popularity With the excursion
party and they came Into the entertain
ment with their music, furnishing their
usual popular selections. ' A dance was
also arranged for the entertainment of the
Visitors. Norton is a city of about 2,200
population, has eight churches, high school
and city schools and dne of the finest
court houses seen on thjs trip.
la Delivery:. f BotUrwKtp !, talma
' Ahead of Cos nectieat Bid
ders Score Pol at.
WASHINGTON May 24. The delivery
Tuesday at Norfolk to the government of
the completed battleship Louisiana of
I6,ono tons built by the Newport News Ship
building company ended for a private cor
poration, the great struggle that has been
going on fo." nearly three and a half years
to determine whether the government ccuid
build at a navy yard a warship as quickly
as It could be constructed In a private
yard. The keel ot the Louisiana was laid
down February 7, 1903, at Newport News
and the keel of the Connecticut which
was to be built In competition was laid
down at the Brooklyn navy yard March
T of the same year. The Lout.nana was
launched August 27. 1904, and the Con
nectlcut followed It Into the water a
month later, September a. Bo far the race
had been close, but soon the private work
men forged ahead and the result was that
the Louisiana was declared ready for
service some months in advance of the
Another point against the government
was the fact that the Louisiana cost the
Navy department $3,992,000, while the Con
necticut has already consumed al! of the
total appropriation ot $4,212,000 and Its
builders have asked congress for $380,000
Baa Francisco Committee Says Bogus
Companies Are Following Policy
of Krasloa and Deception.
BAN FRANCISCO. May 24.-The sub
committee on insurance, appointed by th
committee of forty on the construction
of San Francisco, today adopted a report,
saying among other things: ,
We are advised that some of the Insur
ance companlea ar doing what is fair and
Intend to adjust losses speedily and Justly.
Others have not yet been able to surmount
the conditions existing so that we can
with nny degree of certainty report as to
what they will or will not do. 8HU others,
either through choice or because of the
exigencies of the situation, are following
a policy of deception and evasion that Is
both annoying and suspicious. We are of
the opinion that the defenses baaed on
the earthquake clauae and dynamite use
will. In general, be of no avail to the In
surance companies, and advise against any
deduction being made by the Insured baaed
upon an argument of that kind alone.
The employment of a force of clerks
superintended by, a skilled Insurance man
to Inspect and supervise proofs of losses
for the Insured a ho have losses and do
not know what to do, and to assist In en
forcing the collection of the demands, and
the organisation of a corporation which
will charge policy holders a fixed per cent
for taking charge and attempting to collect
the face of the policies, waa recommended,
the profit, if any, to be paid Into the relief
Arksvasas Jewelry Peddler Attempts
to Live oa Tea Cents Worth ot
Ice Cream a Day,
ST. IJM'18, Mo.. May 24.-A special from
Little Rock, Ark., says: An Investigation
by Dr. W. H. Abington of the Argents
board of health. Into the death of A. 0.
Roberta, a Jewelry peddler, reported today
that, Roberts had tried to live on 10 renta
north of Ice cream a day and had starved
to d'-ath.
Roberts believed that there aaa a giat
' deal of nourishment In Ice veim. Recently
he had run short of funda and hia income
permitted him to spend only a dim a day.
! This he invested la it cream, at larva lion
Mine Operators Testify that Railway
Officials Demand Bribes,
Oa Company Forced to Sell Mine
Beeaase ot Dlserlmlaatlon
Congressman Evades
PHILADELPHIA, May l4.-Addltlonal
evidence of discrimination by the Pennsyl
vania railroad in the distribution of cars
In the soft coal field was presented to the
Interstate Commerce commission tolity.
John I Lloyd, a banker and coal operator
of Altoona, who Is one of the members of
he banking firm of Cassatt A Co., testified
that the Columbia Coal company was forced
to sell the Alexandria mine because of th
shortage cf cars, and George E. Scott of
the Puritan and Crescent Coal companies
declared that he paid for the use of rallroafl
cars when h failed to secure his allot
ment and that during a period of twenty
three days the railroad had furnished hhn
with only one car. He also asserted that
Michael Trump, general superintendent of
transportation, had told htm the romvatiy
Intended to protect the Berwlnd-While
company at all haxards.
Xo Relations with Cassatt.
During the time that Mr. Lloyd was on
the sfand counsel for the commission made
persistent efforts to force an admission that
he had been associated in a business way
with President Casuitf. Mr. Lloyd, how
ever, said that his only relations with Cas
satt were with Cassatt Co., with which
Mr. Cassatt carried a personal bank ac
count. Th railroad company had for many
years been a depositor with the First Na
tional bank ot Altoona, of which Mr. Lloyd
Is president.
Mr. Lloyd gave testimony on th organi
sation of various mining companies In
which he Is Interested, saying he consid
ered It good policy to have railroad men
among the stockholders of the coal com
Trainmaster Accepts Oraft,
Frederick Vrooman. an assistant train
master, told the commission that he had
received gifts of money in amounts from
$5 to $30 from various coal companies fur
favors that lf did not grant.
The commission today received a telegram
from a process server who went to Irwin,
Pa., the home of oCngressman George W.
Huff, who. It has been repeatedly testified,
made gifts of stock In various coal com
panies to railroad officials. The telegram
stated that the officer was unable to serve
the subpoena upon Colonel Huff, as the lat
ter locked himself In his house and evaded
the server by escaping by way of the cel
lar. It waa learned later that he had left
More U(kt I'poa the Methods ot the
Rockefeller Combine.
CLEVELAND. May 24.-In two pro
tracted sessions today, the Inlterstate Com
merce commission. Members Prouty snd
Clements In attendance, heard evidence
bearing on the methods of the Standard
Oil, company, - The sessions were a con
tinuation ot the Investigation held In Chi
cago nearly two weeks ago. Only four
witnesses were examined today. Those who
testified were F. B. Westgate of Titusvllle,
Tenn., treasurer and manager of the Amer
ican Oil works; State Senator Emery of
Bradford, Pa.; State Senator J. W. Lee of
Pittsburg and Frank B. Fretter, secretary
of the National Refining company of Cleve-
land, and president of the National Pipe
Line company, having several small pipe
lines in Ohio oil fields.
No decidedly sensational testimony was
produced, but most of It related to methods
which the so-called trust took to prevent
competition and drive Its rivals out of
business. Much evidence was offered show
ing that railroad companies took consider
able part In aiding the Standard to fight its
F. B. Westgate, the first witness, and an
independent oil man for nineteen years.
testified that since 1886 rates had nearly
doubled without apparent reason.
State Senator Louis Emery of Bradford,
Pa., was asked concerning the conditions
in Pennsylvania when the oil pipe lines
were constructed In that state.
The first pipe lines in Pennsylvania were
not Invented by the Standard OH company,"
said the witness at one point in his testi
mony. "The Standard never Invented any
thing. , It has always stolen what some
body else created."
Th further testimony of the wltnera was
principally devoted to trials and hardships
of his company. The United Statea Pipe
Line company Is building pipe lines across
Pennsylvania from Oil City to the seaboard
In competition with the Standard OH com
pany. In giving his testimony the senator
crew quite eloquent and his words re
sounded through the chamber like the de
livery of an Impassioned address. He was
allowed to proceed without Interruption,
and he related the many struggles of a ten
years' light to get two pipe lines to the
seaboard, one by the way of Philadelphia
and the other through West Virginia. In
one contest he said the company lost be
tween $700,000 and $800,000.
"We are today." he said, "ths only com
petitor of ths Standard to the seaboard,
and that Is ths only way we can transport
our oil, for the railroads are controlled
completely by the Standard. We have been
hounded to death by the Standard. They
even tried to buy up our $1,000,000 issus of
stock and we were compelled to put our
stock In trust so that It would not be pos
sible to sell out to this 'devilfish' except
by the unanimous consent of all of us."
Senator Emery of Bradford Pa., took the
stand again when tha afternoon session
began. He related further history con
cerning his fight against the Standard, giv
ing one Instance ot how a refinery at Phil
adelphia was compelled to go out ot busi
ness because the railroads raised the
rates to an exorbitant figure and also
scattered their tank cars to the distant
comers of th country. Another Instance
was when a new field of oil wss discovered
In the Bradford district and his company
took charge of It. A railroad rate of 10
cents a barrel waa obtained, but the Penn
sylvania Railroad company compelled the
connecting line under threats to raise th
rate to IS cents. He said then the nil
company constructed a pipe line, where
upon the Standard concern came In and
offered 10 cents more a barrel for th oil
and compelled his company to abandon the
Senator Emery toid of the, alleged spy
system of th Standard to obtain Informa
tion concerning th business of rivals, lie
had a contest, he said, not mora than a
year ago, with the Pennsylvania railroad.
A field of oil had been found In the vicinity
of Steubenvllle. Ohio and he obtained a
rat of 12 cents a hundred gallons to Brad
ford, Pa. Tha rale was allowed for only
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Indications that Coal Operators and
Miners Will Reach
SPRINGFIELD. 111., May 24.-The
Illinois Coal Operators' association In se
cret session today appointed a committee
of nine to take up questions presented by
Its member of the subcommittee of the
Joint scale committee. This committee wns
In session al'. afternoon and adjourned to
meet at o'clock tomorrow morning.
It was learned tonight that the commit
tee will recommend that thes operator
stand firm In their demand for arbitra
tion of the main differential scale, com
pensation, for extra expense Incurred by
the employment of shot flrers and reim
bursement for the shutdown caused by the
violation of the Joint contract. After these
question have been disponed of there will
still cotne the scale.
A prominent official of the operators said
tonight that neither side has reached the
limit of advances which It will make. This
Is construed to mean that rather than
see tha Joint conference adjourned with
out result, concessions will be made to
such an extent that It will not be profit
able for either side to prolong the present
transers Visit South Dakota Town
and Get Away with taih
and Stamps.
ABERDEEN. 8. D.. May J4.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Th postofMce at Revlllo, s
smart town on the Minneapolis ft St. Louts
mad, In Grant county, was robbed last
night by burglars, who blew the safe open
with dynamite and secured $100 in cash and
$60i) In stamps. There Is no clue to the
The post office Is situated In the drug
store of John E. Rouk, In which the cen
tral ; office of the Dakota Central Tele
phone company is located. There Is no
night operator In the telephone office. The
switchboard near the safe was demolished
by the explosion. The robbers gained en
trance to the store through the back
door. It Is believed they srrlved and de
parted from Revlllo on a hand car. I
Pennsylvania Prohibitionists Woold
t'nlte with Democrats la Form
ing a Btate Ticket.
HARRISBTTRG. Pa., May 24.-The pro
hibition convention today nominated a
mixed ticket for the state offices to be
Voted for at the next general election.
William H. Berry, democrat, who waj
elected state treasurer as a fusionlst Inst
November, was named for governor;
Homer L. Castle, prohibitionist of Pitts
burg, was nominated for lieutenant gov
ernor; Representative William L. Creary,
democrat of Catawasala, for auditor gen
eral, and ex-Representative E. A. Co ray,
Jr., republican of Wllkesbarie for sec
retary of Internal affairs.
The prohibitionists hope that this ticket
will be endorsed by the democratic state
convention which assembles here on
Jun 23.
Regalatlons of I'nlted States Are to
Apply to Entry of
WASHINGTON, May 34 The coal land
laws of the United States are made ap
plicable to Alaska In every particular
under a bill which haa been ordered re
ported favorably by the senate committee
on public lands. The provisions for the
entry of coul lands by associations have
been changed so often that they are not
clear. ,
The bill now reported authorizes four
or more assignees of coal land locations
to make entry and develop tracts of 640
acres, but still prohibits one person from
locating more than 10 acres. The purpose
Is to sid In the development of these lands.
As passed by ths house, associations were
authorised to develop 1,280 acres.
Democrats and Resabllraas of Hoase
Will hot Inlte oa Senate
WASHINGTON, May 24. The railroad
rate bill will be taken from th speaker's
table tomorrow and sent to conference.
This action haa been decided on by Repre
sentative Hepburn, chairmen of the com
mittee on Interstate and foreign commerce.
The house provision increasing the slie
of the commission will be adhered to most
tenaciously by the house conferees.
Since the rate bill was received by the
house many conferences have been held
between the majority and minority leaders
relating to Its disposition. The final one
took place today between Chairman Hep
burn and Mr. Williams and resulted In th
conclusion that nothing could be dune In
the way of united action.
Veteran , Mlssoarl Editor, Father ot
Omaha Attorney, Passes
Away at Home.
COLUMBIA, Mo.. May 2$.-Colonel W. F.
Swlttler. aged 17, recognised as the oldest
editor In the I'nlted States, died here to
day. 11 established th Columbia States
man in 1M1, and with th exception of a
few yeara spent In writing the story of
Missouri university, had been Its editor
until he retired from active work two years
Colonel Bwllaler was known In Omaha
where he had frequently visited his son
Warren Swltxler. Mr. Swltsler left for his
father's bdlde Tuesday morning, after
receiving news of his Illness.
Attempt as l.raehlac Falls.
KANSAS CITY. Hay 14 -At Rosedale.
Kan., near here, early today a crowd at
tempted to lynch Munroe Talvers. a negro
who had been found under the bed of a
white woman. Before he trans led the
negro waa cut down by the police aud takeu
Ui th station. lis will ruvvr.
Kanias City and St. Lonia Timi Beoeire
Thousands from Unknown Sources.
One Man Thinks It Came from Treisrht
Broker Thorna.
All Vouchers for Payment of Commission
to Defendanta Hare Disappeared.
Defense Flies Itemarrer, Allealag
Lack of Evidence and Jarledlo
Sloo Araament Will Be
Heard Thla Mnralng.
KANSAS CITY. May 24.-Members of half
a dusen large business firms admitted her
today al the trial In the federal court of
George If. Crosby, the Burlington traffle
manager; George L. Thomas, the New York
freight broker, and the latter's clerk, Ih R.
Taggart. that they had received thousands
of dollars in commissions from "unknown
sources." All of the tlrms had hired
Thomas to attend to the shipping of their
goods from the Atlnnttc seaboard to their
stores in St. I,nul nnd Kansas City, hut
none of the witnesses would say that th
sums of money had come from Thomna.
W. E. Emery, 'a member of the Emery
Blrd-Thayer Dry Goods company of Kan
sas Cily. who admitted receiving from
$1,500 to C.tXfl a year, said he did not know
who sent It, but "supposed It came from
Thomas." Notwithstanding the large sums
thus paid In coinnilxslons. none of the firms
had kept sny record of the amounts, ac
cording to the witness. All the payments
were made In New York.
Several officials of the Burlington railway
were examined as to the payment of thes
commissions and their testimony developed
the fact that the vouchers for the amounts
had disappeared.
The government rested its side of ths
case In tho afternoon, when Judge O. M.
Bpencer. for the defendants, filed a de
murrer In all the cases, arguing that no
evidence had been produced to show a case
of conspiracy, and even If such evidence
had been presented the court lacked Juris
diction, as the alleged crime wns committed
In New York, and nol In Missouri. H
asked that the rase of Crosby be dismissed.
Judge 8mlth Mcpherson overruled the mo
tion as to Crosby, and said that argument
on the demurrer would be had tomorrow
morning, to which time the court ad
journed. McKlttrlrk Accepts the Money.
More sensational testimony was brought
out this morning In the trial in the United
States district court here of ' George H.
Crosby, traffic monafter of the Burlington
railway; George L. Thomas of New York,
a freight broker, and L. B. Taggart, hia
clerk, on a charge of conspiracy.
T. H. Mo Kit trick, president of the Harga-
dlnc-McKlttrltk Xns Goods company ef.
Bt. Louis, the first witness, who had tstl
fled that lie had employed Thomas at g
salary of jaoo a year to look after ths In
terests of his firm In the matter of rail
way rates and routing from the east, ad
mitted that he had received various sums
of money from "unknown sources." In
one instance, Mr. McKlttrlrk testified, a
person whom he did not know entered ills
(McKlttrick s) office In New York City on
day and handed him a bundle ot money
containing between $400 and $500.
McKlltrick declared that he did not know
the men who had given him this monsy;
that he had not since seen him; that h
did not believe he would be able to Identify
the man, and, further, that he did not
know for what purpose the money was
given him nor from what source It cam.
At thla point District Attorney. Van
Valkenburgh requested W. B. Kelby,
Thomas' clerk, to stand up, and, pointing
to Kelby, asked ot the witness:
"Is this the man who handed the money
to you In your New York office?"
I do not know; I do not believe I ronld
identify tne man," replied Mr. McXlttriok.
Employment of Thomas,
McKittrick continuing his testimony said
that he had employed Thomas while he waa
In New York, on May 1, 1902, signing a
contract, which was renewed again In
1!KB. Thomas had, he said, solicited em
ployment, claiming that he would he able
to ship goods to McKlttrick's house from
the east In the most economical way and
by the railway giving the best service.
Thomas' duties also were to Include th
settlement of all cases of loeses In ship
ment and overcharge, and to obtain from
Lowell, Mass., and other mill centers th
usual mill allowances offered buyers who
accepted freight on a basis of shipment
from New York. Thomas had been em
ployed later, on the same conditions, but
with no new contract.
In reply to a direct question Mr. Me.
Kittrirk said that, he had at various times
received money from "unknown sources."
Witness then detailed th receipt of th
money In his New York office from an
"unknown" man. Continuing he said that
some of the money had been received by
Tea Ttioosand Dollars Received.
In this manner he said, his firm had with
in four or five years received about $10,000,
during which time they had paid out
$480,000 In freight charges. In ons Instance,
he said, he had received soms money
personally and thla he had deposited ta
his brothr's private bank.
On croah examination Mr. McKittrick said
that in seeking employment Thomas had
said he would get any legitimate com
missions that McKlttrick's Orm might be
entitled to from railways Slid from sny
water lines not subject to the interstate
commerce act.
Witness said he and Thomas had talked
over the matter of rebates and It was
agreed that no rebates were to be sought,
lie did not know that money received in
his New York office or by express had com
from Thomas.
The next witness was Hugh McKittrick,
son of T. H. McKittrick and vice presi
dent of th llargadlue-McKlttrlck Dry.
Ooods company.
Money from Myaterleas Boarres.
Hugh McKittrick testlnad to receiving
money twice while In the New York office,
time, in Y1. an express package contain
ing $:.l0 was received by witness. He did
not know where it came from. The money
was credited in a book used for "odds
und ends."
"At another time," taid the witness, "a
gentleman came lu.. handed me the money,
and said It was coining to me." He didn't
know the man; didn't ask his narue and
didn't care to know It.
Mr. Kelby, Thomas' clerk, was asa4 tnj