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The Omaha Daily Bee.
Psnss 1 ta 8.
VOL. XXXV-NO. 293.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 26, 1906 SIXTEEN PAGES.
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THE OMAHA DEC
THOMAS IS GUILTY
Hew York Freight Broker and Clerk Found
OnUtj of Conspiracy.
XWRY IS OUT BUT HALF AN HOUR
Argument for Motion for New Trial Will Be
GEORGE H, CROSBY IS RELEASED
VV JuUa MoPhenan Bustaini Demurrer to
Eridsnce in Rebate TriaL
lj HOLDS GOVERNMENT FAILS TO MAKE CASE
', ' la Opinion ( Judge Sufficient Evl-
i fii Wu Kt Introduce to
I Convict Farmer Burlington
KANSAS CITT. Mar 24. George 1
Thomas, a freight broker, and L. B. Tag
gart, a clerk working for Thomas. In the
United States district court hera lata to
day were found .guilty of tba charge of
conspiracy ta illegally Siva rebatea to ship
para Tha Jury, considered tha case only
thirty minutes -before arriving at a ver
dict. Attorneys for the defendants will file
' a motion for a new trial- and the motion
will be argued tomorrow: The court will
no pronounce sentence against Thomas
ad. Taggart until the motion for a new
t. it is disposed of.
Momu and Taggart live in New York.
, Cnd Taggart, who has been In court only
T V In tha nxraon of his counsel, is said to
" T be very ill in that city. He and Thomas
I . . i k .mi mwA
nave oeen unar iwnua ui e,vw -the
court allowed the bonds to continue
Ir. force until sentence is Imposed,
The section of the revised statutes un
der which Thomas snd Taggart are con
, victed provides that their punishment shall
be a fine of not less than $1,000 or more
than $10,000, or Imprisonment in the peni
tentiary for not more than two years, or
a a 1 . I -
both fine and imprisonment ai iu. ulc
eration of the court. .
Crosby Is Released,
Oeorga II. Crosby, general freight traffic
manager for tha Burlington railway, was
discharged by Judge McPherson today in
the United States district court. The court
sustained the demurrer of Crosby's coun
holdlne that no evidence had been
presented to connect Crosby -with a con
spiracy as charged In the Indictment re
turned last December by the grand jury.
.Thi iniil-inMnt charred that Crosby had
fff conspired with Oeorga I Thomas, a freight
f broker, and L. B. Taggart. his clerk, to
i i -----.
d rebates to certain persons.
Then the two cases against Thomas and
Taseart ware considered. In the first case,
In which tha defendants were charged with
consDlrina with Crosby to pay rebates,
tha demurrer of tha defense was granted.
- In this case Judge McPherson said. In
. that 'the evidence showed that If
a crime had been committed It was com
mitted m New York or Chicago, outside
tha Jurisdiction of thlk court. Tha con
tracts made by shippers with Thomas
nmiiit not he considered overt acta, tha
court said, because on their face they were
In tha second case against Thomas and
Taggart, In which they are charged with
conspiring with shippers to obtain and
pay rebates. Judge McPherson overruled
tha demurrer. In this case, the court said,
tha government contended there was an
addenda to the contracts, and that addenda
1 contemplated a crime by conspiracy. Tha
court would not say that there was not
. a.hat..i that it was not dona
In Missouri and In this Jurisdiction. Tha
f rase, therefore, must go to tha Jury. Tha
1 -f ami .a mHmici anil the argu
ments were Immediately begun, continuing
tor three hours, tha case going to tha Jury
late In tha day.
tha case against Crosby, Mr. Crosby's
name has seldom been heard In tha pro
ceedings, which were begun hera on Tues
day last. The first testimony offered by
the government to show Crosby's alleged
part In the conspiracy was that of Frank
Barry of Washington, D. C, former agent
of the Interstate Commerce commission.
Barry said that Crosby told him In 1905
that the Burlington railway was paying
George I Thomas a "generous salary"
because of the tonnage he controlled.
Judge McPherson said:
Such evidence cannot be used to deprive
any man. hlsjh or low, of his liberty. Nor
ran such evidence be used to create a cloud
inon any man s, name by reason of a
-rtmlnal prosecution in any court, state or
Rebates raid by Dead M
Tudge McPherson paid there waa nothing
js evidence to Indicate that Crosby ever
d the payment of commissions' or
' to Thomas, or that ha had any
ga of the transactions, but that.
a contrary, it had been testified that
mas Miller, now dead, had always
Aied such orders to the claim depart-
Kient - Mr, Miller died a year ago.
T In sustaining the demurrer as to Crosby,
Judge . McPherson said, to Illustrate the
I conspiracy with which ft waa sought to
1 connect tha defendant: "Suppose $300 a
I month, or I per cent on the business ob
I tatned. Is deemed a fair remuneration. If
I the partlea are agreed, It is na concern to
I others. . But suppose that, knowing that
tJ0 a month, or I per cant commissions. Is
Ifalr compensation, the company pretenda
. a to give, or tha agents pretend to receive
r 1400 a month, or per cent commissions,
with the secret understanding that tha
agent shall pay over to consignees of such
freight ha may contract tha one-half of
which la paid to him under the guise of
compensation, what Is and what can that
be but tha payment of rebates? And how
I ran It be said that such merchants who
receive money In that way and the com
panies paying It In that way, are not all
guilty of crime against tha United States r
BAD WEATHER FOR REFUGEES
Lew Temperature, Wind and Bala
Afreet Pee pie In California's
SAN FRANCISCO, May 25.-A heavy rain
and wind storm, which began last night at
I o'clock. ' continued throughout tha night.
It caused much suffering among tha thou
sands of refugees living In tents and Im
provlsed shelters In tha public parks, pruel
Olo and vacant lots.
Tha majority of these unfortunates are
provided with good tents, but hundreds are
poorly proteuted against the inclement
weather. Id addition to the rain and win
tha night waa very cold. .
Presbyterians aeleet Birmingham.
OHSENVILLE. 0. C. May Tha
Southern Presbyterian church today de- door, but as they did so ho shot and In
elded on Birmingham. Aie-. for neat year's atantly killed himself, Mlsa AicOarry
ansmbly. will recover.
KING MEETS FUTURE QUEEN
FVtrmnl Reneptloa Takes Place at
Iraa, with Previews Meet
las; at Aaaoaleate.
IRUN, Spain, May JR. King Alfonso
greeted his bride, Princess Ena of Patten-
berg, as aha entered Spain In the early
hours of the morning, amidst an enthusi
astic popular welcome and the homage of
the Spanish ministry. The special train
bearing the princess reached the frontier
shortly after sunrise. The morning mists
still hung over the river Bldassoa, separa
ting Franca from Spain, as the train
reached the center of the bridge, and the
Spanish fortresses belched a welcoming
lute of twenty-one guns from the heights
of Pena de Aya, commanding the frontier.
At the same time regiments of carbineers
and ancient Sicilian guards were massed on
the footways of the pier and with trum
pets and banners saluted the bride's entry
Into the kingdom, while the bands played
alternately the British and Spanish ne
tlonal hymns. c
In the meantime King Alfonso, ,, x,
uniform of a field marshal and s' '..iu
by the ministers of the crown, .Jurt
chamberlains and the military and ..vil au
thorities,- awaited the princess at the rail
road station, which was sumptuously dec
orated with a floral arch, carpeted with
red velvet and hung with the royal banners
and other Insignia. Scores of noble ladles
of San Sebastian, with their little daugh
ters, daintily . costumed in white, bore bo-
quets and garlands for the princess.
Premier Moret directed the governor gen
eral to admit the public to the platform
and to give the people every facility to
see their future queen. The meeting of the
king and princess, although a ceremonious
state function, was none the less marked
by the unaffected Joy and cordiality of the
young monkreh. The king presented his
ministers, who officially welcomed the
brfda to Spanish soil, and she graciously
acknowledged the official salutations. But
the spontaneous enthusiasm of the people
seemed to give greater satisfaction to the
king, who conducted the party to the
royal train, where the princess waa In
stalled In a luxurious coach, which had
been transformed Into a veritable bower of
red and white roses. . .
At 6:15 a. m., amid continued salvoes from
the fort and tha cheers of the people, the
train left Irun for Madrid. Tha peasuntry
lined the tracks and packed the stations
along the line, giving the young couple a
BORDEAUX, May 15. A meeting between
King Alfonso and Princess Ena of Batten
berg, the future queen of Spain, occurred
with absolute privacy at Angouleme. The
king traveled incognito In an ordinary train
from Irun to Angouleme, no ona knowing
of his presence In France, and the greatest
surprlse was caused on the arrival of the
princess' train here, when ha was seen tit-
tlng In the salon smoking amidst the floral
decorations and the Spanish and British I
oolora. The princess was not visible. I
Tha Spanish and British consuls greeted I
the king on his arrival here and tha train
departed at 1:21 a. m. for Irun.
WOMAN ' DEFIES OFFICIALS
Mrs. Moateflore Defends Her Doctrine
f Na Taxation Without
LONDON, May 26. Mrs. Dora Montefiore.
woman suffragist leader who. In pro
test against taxation without representa
tion, barricaded herself In her home at
Hammersmith, May 24, against tha tax
collector and sheriffs' officers, tonight Is
still "holding the fort." During the day
she appeared at an upper window and de
claimed in favor of woman suffrage, to the
crowd which had gathered to watch tha
MUTUAL'S LONDON OFFICE SHUT
American Concern Falls to Open
Poors for Bnslness In
LONDON, May 28. The head office of
the Mutual Reserve Life Insurance com
pany In London and all the country agen
cies did not'open for business today.
NBW YORK. May 26. Vice President
EUdrldae of the Mutual Reserve Life In-
surance company explained today that the
closing of their offices In England waa be-
cause the new law of New York makes It
unprofitable to secure new business. '
Mrs. Baxter Presented at Court.
LONDON, May 26. King Edward and
Queen Alexandra held the first court of
the season at Buckingham palace today.
The prince and princess of Wales and all
tha members of the royal family now In
London were present. Among the presenta
tions were Mrs. and Miss Margaret .Baxter,
wife and daughter respectively of O. W.
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Chinese In Knroee.
LONDON. May 26. The Imperial Chi
nese commission, .naving conciuaoa us
Investigation of government-! and eco
nomical conditions In England, departed
for Brussels to resume their study today.
Hew Pier at Delay.
Trurtfi Ma v &. A tiler and warehouse
have been opened at Dalny for tha nee of
Jananese sublects. which action Is pre-
llminarv to the early ODening of the port
to all nations.
Crocker Takes a Prise.
LONDON, May 26. H. J. Crocker of
Ban Francisco today was awarded a gold
cup for his exhibit of Hawaiian stamps
at the International Phllatenc exhibition,
State Fnneral for I been.
CHRISTIAN! A, May fS. Pa.-liament to
day voted to give Henrik Ibsen a state
Xew Tork Man Weiaii Woman and
and Then Ends His Own
NEW TORK, May ii Becsuse she had
threatened to leave him and had shown
him a photograph pf her new lover. John
Kindrovlea today shot and wounded
Cecelia MeOarry, a handsome women. In
thslr apartment In West For.y fourth
When the police broke Into his apart
ment Kindrovlcs killed himself b a shot
In the brain. Kindrovlcs, who was a Hun
garian waiter In the Hotel Metropola, had
a quarrel with Mlee McGarty at their
apartment early today. In vhlh the
woman showed the photograph to lit in. Ho
drew a revolver. Miss McGarry, in her
nightgown, ran Into the hallway nlth
Kindrovlea In pursuit. At tha head of
tha stairs he shot her In tha shoulder
and she plunged down-stairs, narrowly
missing another bullet. Kindrovlea locked
I himself In his rooms and threatened ta
I not tn policemen who broke diwn lha
ALL MEAT TO BE INSPECTED
Important Eider to Agricultural Bill
Tacked on by the Senate.
PACKERS AND PRODUCERS INTERESTED
Prodarts Not laspeeted and Bear
Ins; Rrand ta Be Barred
from Interstate Cem-
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. May 2S.-(8pec!al Tele
gram.) The senate today attached to tha
agricultural appropriation bill Senator
Beveridge"''' measure providing for an Inspects-
. . inilnatlon and supervision of
live yVrvv" aheap, swine and goats and
c- and food products thereof which
,-vSoJecta of Interstate and foreign com
S "v.ce. This bill Is the result of a long
inference between the Department of
Agriculture and the Department of Com
merce and Labor snd Is vitally Interesting
to packers and stock growers. The un
sanitary condition of some packing houses
has not only been the subject of a novel
recently Issued, which has raised a storm
of Inquiry, but has been the subject of
official investigation on the part of the
president, who has sppointed a commission
to Investigate conditions In the peeking
houses throughout the country,
Senator Beyeridge Introduced the bill on
May 21 to provide for the Inspection of
live stock, with a view of having the same
branded as sound, healthful and fit for
human food, and those unfit condemned,
but the present bill went further than that.
It provided that slaughtering, canning snd
packing of cattle, sheep and swine should
be performed In a sanitary manner and in
a sanitary place, under rules prescribed by
the secretary of agriculture, and It further
provided that the Inspectors provided for
under the bill should report upon the sani
tary conditions of every establishment
According to the reading of the bill, both
the stock growing and packing Interests
will be affected by this measure, and it Is
safe to predict that the house of representa
tives will be face to face with a situation
when the agricultural bill Is sent to con
Kress that It never anticipated when It
passed the big money bill for the Depart
ment of Agriculture.
Cattle Interests Awake.
Today Senators Millard and Burkett and
Congressman Kennedy saw the president
In relation, not to this measure, because
they did not anticipate it would so hastily
pa,, one branch of congress, but on the
general proposition which seemed to them
mo.8t reasonable, that the stock growing ln-
terests and packing interests were entitled
to a .hearing In the matter. The confer-
enoe nad between the president and the
representatives from Nebraska Is neces-
aarlly confidential. Sufficient, however,
wg learned ' to show that the president,
while believing that some suoh measure
I as Introduced by Senator Beveridge waa
fni wna inclined to await a report
from the commission : now Investigating
conditions In the Chicago packing nouses
and they were led to believe that nothing
would be dona untU.a comprehensive re
port could be made. -
Yesterday representatives of cattle grow
ing Interests of Colorado saw the presi
dent along similar lines. Now that the
senate has adopted the Beveridge b)U and
put It up to the house to accept or dis
agree with the bill it will be Interesting
to watch the gymnastics of tha house in
the next few weeks.
When It Is realised that the Beveridge
bill was attached to the agricultural ap
propriation bill when a point of order
would have ruled It out It naturally sug
gests the question, what did the senate
have In mind when It attached this im
portant measure to a money bill as a rider?
Desired to Go en Record.
Of twenty-five republicans who voted
"no" on a rule brought In by the com
mittee on rules In the house today, three
came from Nebraska, Kennedy, McCarthy
and Norris. Their votes were not against
sending the railroad rate bill to conference,
but were In favor of voting afflmatlvely
on certain amendments passed by tha sen.
ate. All three members from Nebraska
voted in favor of including the express
com Denies wlthtn the limits of tha Hep-
burn rata bill, and as the senate passed
such an amendment, they desired to ex
hrfr individual oDlnions that the ex
companies should be Included within
th provisions of the bill. On three or
four other amendments they desired to
have an individual voice to concur In sen
ate amendments, and fearful lest many of
the senate amendments would, be traded out
In conference, their votes were cast In
favor of Instructing the conferees directly
Instead of being compelled to Instruct them,
as In all probability will be the case, by
Instruction In Aarrlenltnre,
Congressman Pollard appeared before tha
committee on publio lands tcday and mads
an argument In favor of his bill appropri
ating $600,000 for instruction In agriculture In
tha state normal schools of the United
B tales. Mr. Pollard contended that tha euu-
Ject ot agncuuure is one suojeoi uim oi
me greatest importance 10 me people oi
the country and a subject most negiectea in
the curriculum of our publio schools. He
urged that agriculture should be taught
In every district school. In ordi r to do It-
It should be taught In tha norr al schools
of the country. In order that tracers may
k. OUalified to teach this Imporcant subject.
It waa his Idea that the United PUtes could
well afford to furnish pa: l of tha funds
for carrying forward this Unpcrtant work.
Mlaor MaMers at Casltal.
Conn-enaman Ksnnedr was notified tndav
that Tmohss H. I'laUrr, Omal a, had been
granted a pension of 16.
Representative Kinkald today advised
that the Poatoffioe department had signed
a lease with the' First National bank at
Greeley for a portion of their bank building
as a post office
Senator Burkett was today advised that
a pension of $24 had been granted D. H
Fermau of Wilber.
Representative Met-arty today secure the
reappointment of James M. Beaver ai post
master at Bcrlbrer, Dodgs county. .'
M. H. Hurlskuy of O'Neill, H. E. Jixas of
Octavls and A. L Lock wood of Martins
burg, Neb. .have been appointed railway
Applications to organise national banks
approved: First National bank of Thorn
ton. Ia., with fcS.000 capital, by C. H. Mc
Nlder, W. H. Uagley, C. A. Parker. O. T.
Denison and E. D. Allen; The First Na
tional bank of WultUke. 8. D.. With I36.0UO
capital, by H. W. Hinrlchs. John Parker.
Mathlaa Gilbert, August Bentner, John
Goeres and others.
Postmaster appointed Iowa: Hansell,
Franklin county; Frank P. Fowler, vice H.
O. Horner, resigned, south Dakota: Eagle
wood. Lawrenoe eouaty; Ernest & Wlrto,
vtoe WUUani Fagaa, raiaovad.
BERNHARDT BLOCKS THE WAY
Omaha Commercial Clan Train stalled
nt Manknto by Accident
ta Actress Car.
MANKATO, Kan.. May 25.-(Bpecll Tele
gram) Excursionists sre meeting with reg
ular home-like treatment from all towns
today. At Mankato they were met at the
station by Mayor O. R. Kramer and the
Mankato Commercial club, with carriages
for the entire party. They were taken to
the feast preps red by the Presbyterian
Ladles' Co-operative society. The dinner
was so elaborate that when the charge of
60 cents was made they each dropped In $1
On leaving Mankato the party proceeded
only about two miles when they overtook
Sarah Bernhardt's special, which had met
with an accident, one truck having come
out from under her private car. No on
was Injured. They are all held here In
Madame Bernhardt, being nervous over
the accident having occurred, refused to
go further without changing engines.
The track was torn up for half a mile
and ties for several yards were cut en
tirely In two. The trains have finally
backed Into Mankato and arrangements are
rapidly being made for the trains to pro
ceed. Madame Bernhardt Is scheduled for
St. Joe tonight and the excursionists are
sadly delayed, but will probably reach
home before morning. Madame Bernhardt
refused to be seen by press reporters and
sent very specific instructions to the Rock
Island officials on the subject. Later she
yielded to persuasion of the Omaha ex
curslonlsts and bowed to the party from
her private car and posed for a special
photograph by the excursion photographer,
Bernhardt's special left at 2:26 p. m. and
the excursion followed two hours later.
FAIRBURT, Neb.. May 26.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) While the track was being repaired
at Mankato the following note was sent to
Madame Sarah Bernhardt:
The Omaha Commercial club extends sin
cere congratulations on your safety from
The following reply was received:
I thank you very much for your congrat
ulations. 1 hone you will make a happy
trip. I am taking my bath and 1 cannot
After leaving Mankato the next Important
point was Formoso,-Kan. There the' cltl-
tens and several close-by farmers had
gathered at the station with their band to
meet the excursionists. A hearty recep
tlon was accorded at Courtland and Scan
dla. At the latter place the genial banker.
H. S. Cooper, with his wife, sent to the
train a buttonhole bouquet of beautiful
roses for each person In the party. At
Bellevue, Mlnden, Narka and Mahaska tha
cltlsens were alike enthusiastic In extend
ing their welcome to the Omaha Jobbers,
When Falrbury was reached, though the
day had really been the most enjoyed of
any, the party was glad they were hearing
the end. Here they were met by a com
mittee of the local Commercial club, which
escorted them to the First eMthodlst Epis
copal church, where the women had pre
pared a sumptuous meal. After supper
they were taken to tha large Odd Fellows'
hall, where the meeting waa called, to order
by the president of .the aFIrbury Commer
cial flub, Mr. Vina Pease, who Introduced
Mayor Uhley.-,' Speeches were - made by
Charles M. WUhehrt, W. 8. Wright and 9
A. Searla of Omaha and Colonel George
Jenkins and Attorney Barnes of Falrbury,
after which a smoker waa Indulged In and
punch was served. It was certainly a f.t
ting event for the closing of such a sue
oesslon of ovations given and good will
shown all along the Journey of the past
W. L. Tetter, chairman of the trade ex
curslon, expressed himself as being very
highly pleased with the trade boosters he
had with him on this trip. He said "a bet
ter crowd could not be picked up In a life
time." Mr. Yetter deserves credit as a
never-tiring worker In anything he under
takes and this trip was no exception.
Tha only Omaha papers received during
the entire trip were The Omaha Morning
and Evening Bee and Hotel Reporter. These
reached us regularly by express, which were
thoroughly enjoyed by all. The expressed
opinion of all was that the enterprise
shown by the publisher of The Omaha Bee,
Mr. Edward Rosewater, was appreciated
and surely added to his popularity. Mr.
J. E. Utt, general agent: H. A. Perkins.
commercial agent of Omaha; David Bur
leigh, trainmaster of Falrbury, Neb., and
E. F. Stran, division freight agent of To-
peka, Kan., were the Rock Island officials
who accompanied the excursion party.
The run from Falrbury to Lincoln sixty-
one miles was made In sixty-six minutes,
with one stop. Good time was continued
on to Omaha, arriving at Union station at
12:J a. m.
William A. Campbell.
TECUMSEH, Neb., May 26.-(Speclal Tel
egram.) William A. Campbell, prominent
In tha affairs of Johnson county for a great
many years, died at his home In this city
this afternoon after being In failing health
for several months of a complication of
stomach and liver troubles. Mr. Campbell
was born In Rushville, 111., December 29,
1842. As a young man he went to Pitts
burg, Pa., where ha acted as purchasing
agent for the Union Stock Yards company
for a number of years. He was married to
Miss Jennie M. Lllllbrldge at Upper San
dusky, O., on March 8. 1870, ''and to this
union two sons were born J. T. Campbell
who is now agent for the Burlington route
at Hebron, and C. C. Campbell, who Is em
ployed In the train service of the same com
pany, with headquarters at Hastings. Mr.
Campbell had been a resident of Johnson
county since 1S70, when he located on a farm
near Smartvllle. The funeral will be held
at the home Sunday afternoon at 8 o'clock,
conducted by Rev. T. D. Davis. Burial will
be In the Tecumseh cemetery.
William jr. Bebeeek.
EXETER, Neb.. Mt y 26. (Special.) Will
lam N. Babcock. onu of Exeter's pioneer
residents, passed awsy at his horns hera
early Tuesday morning and was burled to
day. Mr. Beticork was born In Dalton,
Mass., in 1841 He served In the navy during
I.. rebellion and came to Nebraska In the
early TOs, locating In this place when there
was less than a half dosen In this vicinity,
For the past twenty-five years he had been
engaged In the Insurance business.
engaged in the Insurance business. Tha fu
neral service were conducted by tha Chris
tian Science church, ot which he was a
J. M. Williams.
VALI.ET. Neb., May 26.-J. M. Williams
died at his horns near Valley today at the
age of 77 years. Mr. Williams, one of the
oldet residents, was one ot the most prom
inent and wealthy farmers cf western Doug
las county. He leaves a wife and one
daughter, Mra. J. V. LenteTI. The funeral
will be held Saturday, May 26. 19ne, from
the Methodist Episcopal church, of which
ha had bean aa active aod much beloved
member tor many years.
GREENE OUT OF THE RACE
Well Known Omaha Lawyer Will Not Fight
for Senatorial nomination.
CONDITIONS UNFAVORABLE TO CANDIDACY
Admits Edward Rosewater Is foalcal
Candidate for Those with Roose
reltlan Ideas Manlfleanee In
The senatorial situation has taken an
other step towsrd simplification by the
statement of Charles J. Greene of this
city, who - had previously announced his
Intention to be an avowed candidate for
the republican endorsement, that he will
not ask for a delegation. In all the pre
liminary estimates Mr.- Greene was fig
ured ss a factor and was urged as a
possible candidate upon whom the oppo
sition to Edward Rosewater might cen
ter. Following closely upon the announce
ment by G. W. Wattlea that he would
not enter the senatorial race, tha with
drawal of Mr. Greene has added signifi
cance. Mr. Greene was interviewed in his
law offices In the New York Life building
and answering a direct question said:
"I shall not undertake to put up a dele
gation or go to any fight for the nomina
tion. It Is too expensive a luxury-
Mr. Rosewater the Logical Candidate.
"In coming to this decision I do not ig
nore the fact that Edward Rosewater is
the logical candidate for the senate. He
has advocated for a generation the pol
icies and principles that are now
being Invoked by President Roosevelt
In the battle with 'corporate In
fluences. In this respect he has been con
sistent in all these years, and while he
has brought about and to him many per
sonal animosities through his antagonisms.
there Is a conviction that he has been
consistent. It must also be recognised that
there is a feeling of complacency In Doug
las county and Omaha and this being so
here it may be assumed to be so out In
the state. I do not regard Mr. Rosewater
as belonging to the radical school of La
Follette shd Cummins, but from his care
ful study of corporate questions and dts
cusston of them In his busy lifetime he
more nearly approaches tha Rooseveltlan
Idea. He Is a man of wider Influence than
the state and ought to take his place In
the event of his nomination and election
to the senate as a leader and advocate
of tha rights of the common people.
"In saying these things of Mr. Rose-
water I should also say that I do not en
dorse his views on many questions, but
am more In accord with the more con
servative elements of the republican party.
I think these problems In the future can
be settled along conservative lines rather
than In tha wholesale assault on business
Institutions. I do not like the spirit that
arraigns a man of his party because of his
REED SMOOT CASE GOES OVER
Senators Pass Matter to Friday, but
May Not Vote This
WASHINGTON,. May 26.-NO vote was
had today In the senate committee on priv
lieges and elections on the right of Senator
Smoot of Utah to retain his seat In the sen
ate, chiefly because it developed that In the
numerous changes of dates for the meeting
Senators Hopkins and Dolliver failed to re
celve their notices that action was to be
taken today. Both of these senators, as
well as Senators Depew, Bailey and Frailer,
were absent. The three last named, how
ever, had left proxies. Tha committee will
adjourn until Friday next.
Objection to voting at the present session
was voiced by three or four senators, who
said that the railroad bill here had taken
so much of their time that they had not
had an opportunity to read the authorities
quoted by the attorneys on both sides of
the case in making their final argument
On this account they complained that they
were not tn position to vote Intelligently.
Chairman Burrows and the democratlo
senators present objected to permitting the
case to go over until next session, arguing
that the senators could read the authorities
In the next week. Notices of the meeting
to be held on .Friday have been ordered
m&lled on Monday In order that there may
be no misunderstanding concerning It,
It Is known that Senator Depew cannot
be present, and If all the others are In at
tendance the vote may result In a tie. Son
ator Depew has sent his proxy to the chair
man, but the committee has not conaented
to accept It. If It Is voted the decision will
be against Smoot. It Is concluded the re
sult depends upon Senator Dolliver, who
has not made his position known.
After the committee had discussed for
some time the proposition to defer action
on the Smoot rase the Hale resolution, in
structing the committee to Inquire Into the
status of proceedings against Senator Bur.
ton, was referred to. Senator Dubois ob
jected strenuously to having the Smoot
case sidetracked, saying:
"If tha members of the committee think
tha country la more Interested In turning
out poor Burton than tn acting upon
charges against an, apostle of polygamy,
they are greatly mlstsken.
He predicted tnat the committee, would
hear from the country before next Friday
aa tha result of the delay.
CASSATT STARTS FOR HOME
President ot Pennsylvania Ball road
Said to Have Left France
PHILADELPHIA, May a. Announce
ment was made at the Pennsylvania rail
road office In this city today that President
Cassatt sailed for home from Cherbough,
France, this morning. Mr. Caasatt went
abroad fpr a holiday trip on May t. It la
believed the revelations made by the Inter
state commerce commission are responsible
for Mr. Cassatt s sudden change of plans.
He Is expected to reach this country Sat
urday, June t.
F. A. Van Boynburgh, a coal mine
operator, testified that his business hsd
been practically ruined because the
Pennsylvania would not furnish cars.
He believed that President Caasatt con
trolled moat of tha railroads In the east
and that a deliberate attempt to drive him
from business waa made. "Possibly," said
the witness, "I did not give the roads
enough stock tn the coal company."
New Inlverslty Auditorium.
URBANA. 111., May 26. On Wednesday,
May 10, the cornerstone of the new audi
torium bjildlng of the University of Illlnola
will be laid with appropriate . exercises.
Judge George A. Dupuy of Chicago will be
the orstor of the day. Prof. Charles M.
Moss of ths univsrslty will give the his
torical address. When completed the audi
torium will be one of tha moat perfect
buildings ot its kind In the country.
the bee bulletin.
Forecast for Xehraska Rein Patar-
day. nnday Fair and Warmer.
1 Find Thomas GalHr of Conspiracy.
All Meat Prodnrts to Be Inspected.
Greene Oil of Senatorial Race.
Rate Bill Is Ren to Conference.
OH Inquiry Is Bearlns; Frnlt.
Presbyterlnns Ask moot's Removal
It Sews from All Parts of Kebraaku.
4 Johnson amee Committees.
5 Staple Valne for Farm Prodncts.
S I'nlen Plenses Local Presbyterians.
T Colored Veterans on Land Deals.
sj Russian Anarchists Attnck a Bank.
Financial Review of the Week.
11 John I. Martin Visits Dahlman.
19 Sporting; Events of the Day.
191 Commercial and Financial.
IS Council Bluffs nnd lawn ews.
Temperature at Omaha Testerdayi
1 p. m
S p. m
4 n. m
B p. m
9 p. m
T p. m
) p. m. . . . .
LOCOMOTIVE BLOWN TO PIECES
Dynnmlte Charge Placed on Truck
Leading; to Coal Mine Near
Tulsa, I. T.
TULSA, I. T, May 26 The locomotive
belonging to the Continental Coal company
was blown Into fragments this afternoon
by dynamite, presumably placed on the
track by property owners adjoining, the
railway tracks, who are opposed to Its
operation. The mines of the company are
located about two miles from Tulsa and
are connected with the town by a single
track of railway. Owners of property
which Is crossed by the track opposed Its
building, and there haa been much dis
satisfaction over It ever since.
This afternoon as the locomotive belong
Ing to the coal company waa going out to
the mines it was blown tq pieces by
terrific explosion of dynamite, which had
been placed on the track and which was
exploded by the wheels of the engine. Al
though the engine was blown to fragments
the crew waa not Injured.
F. W. Kassner, cashier of the First Na.
tlonal bank of Tulsa, has been placed un
der arrest under a charge of having par
tlcipated In the affair. He Is one of the
owners of property which Is crossed by
the line of the track. Other arrests are
expected to follow shortly. There Is great
excitement here and more trouble Is ex
pec ted. The people are all arming them
NELSON-HERRERA FIGHT OFF
Counter Charajea of Sharp Practice
Fallow Dispute Over Weigh
LOfc ANGELES, Cal., May 25. There was
no fight between Battling Nelson, the light
weight champion, and Aureile Hrrera to
night, as scheduled. After an almost in
terminable wait of two and a half hours
tha crowd was dismissed at ten minutes
to. it. o'clock because Herrera refused to
Before the crowd of 4,600 waa finally dis
missed there was a squabble between the
fighters and their managers over the
I weight. Both sides made charges of sharp
practices on the part of the other. As
near as can be learned tonight the situation
which led up to the calling oft of the fight
waa as follows: The articles of agreement
called for the weighing In at 6 o'clock this
afternoon, both men to scale 131 pounds.
The men were on hand at the stipulated
hour. There were scales there, but Her-
rrra cIamed they were out of order and
could not be adjusted. After half an hour's
argument Jacobs sent Herrera to dinner.
After that he refused to allow the Mexican
to weigh in. Nelson offered to go to the
baths to weigh In, but Jacobs declined.
FRANCHISE FIGHT IN DENVER
Suit Brought to - Test Grunts Based
on Result of Recent
DENVER, May 26. District Attorney
George A. Stldger today brought quo war
ranto proceedings In the district court
against the Denver City Tramway com
pany and the Denver Gas and Electric com
pany to test the validity of the franchises
granted these companies at the city elec
tion on May 16 on the face of tha returns.
John T. Holbrook, secretary of the Colonial
Securities company, is plaintiff of record
In the cases. It is alleged In the complaint
that hundreds of fraudulent votes were
counted for the franchises and that thny
were defeated by at least too votes.
Four other suits, two quo warranto and
two Injunctions, are being prepared by the
Municipal Ownership league against tha
aame two companies and will be entered
next 'week regardless of the action of Dls.
trict Attorney Stldger, who holds that such
proceedings can be Instituted only through
him. A contest will also be fll&d in the
county court tomorrow under the election
MRS. HARFORD IS RE-ELECTED
Omaha Woman Again Chosen Presi
dent of Woman's Missionary
CANTON. .O., May 28.-The Woman's
Missionary association of United Brethren
In Christ, in session here today, decided to
hold the next convention In Harrlsburg,
Pa... In May, 1907. The following officers
President, Mra L. R. Harford, Omaha,
Neb.i corresponding secretary and treas
urer, Mra B. F. Witt, Dsyton, O. Trustees
Include Mrs. I- R. Harford of Omaha
Trustees St large InluJa Mesdames D. L.
Rlke, Redlands, Cal.; A. U Ballhelmer,
WESTERN MUSICAL GRADUATES
g eb reek a and Iewn Young Women
Finish Course nt Emerson
BOSTON. May 26.-'Ppeclal Telegram.)
Among ths students who will grsduate with
honors next week at the commencement of
Emerson college, affiliated with tha New
England Conservatory of Music, are Miss
Leno Ellen Cooper of Holdrege, Neb., who
wll receive a post graduate diploma; Miss
Svadell Currier of Boone, la., and Olive
J. Orton of Carson, la., both oompletlag
tha regular oeurse.
RATE RULE REPORTED
Honse DieatTeee to All Senate Amendments
and Bends Measure to Conference,
SCENE BETWEEN HEPBURN AND COOPER
Wisconsin Member Eayi Iowa Member U
Against Express Section. ,
EMPHATIC DENIAL BY CLARINDASTATESMAN
Mr. Cooper Refuses to Give the Kama of
BOTH BECOME EXCEEDINGLY ANGRY
Mr. Hepburn Declares Statement
Is a Falsehood and Aeeuses
Opponent of Drawing on
WASHINGTON. May 26,-In tha house of
representatives today the question of ve
racity was . raised between Mr. Cooper of
Wisconsin and Mr. Hepburn of Iowa over
a conversation In which tha latter Is al
leged to have participated in with a mem
ber of lha senate and lwhlch Mr. Cooper
asserted the member ot the house and tha
senator referred to agreed that the so
called "express company amendment" to
the railroad rata bill should not remain
In the bill. Both Mr. Hepburn and Mr.
Cooper were exceedingly angry and they
glared at one another during the colloquy.
. The house was turbulent during tha con
sideration of tha rule sending the rate
bill to conference, tha fear of many mem
bers being that the rule whloh disagreed
to the senate amendments en bloo might
have an Influence on tha conferees and
give them an opportunity If they so de
sired , to vote out the express company
amendment the amendment relating to pipe
lines and 'the sleeping car amendment.
With tha assurance that the wishes of tha
house would be considered on all the
amendments, the rule was adopted, twenty
five republicans voting with tha democrats,
taking the position that they would Ilka
to vote directly In forar of concurring In
the aenate amendments relating to the sub
jects named. After the rate bill waa dis
posed of the remainder of tha day was de
voted to pension legislation.'
Rate Rule Reported.
. When the house met today tha commit
tee on rules reported the Hepburn rate bill
resolution favorably. It provides for non
concurrence In all the amendments ot the
senate and sends the bill to conference.
After the previous question had been or
dered on the rule yeaa 162, nays 82, present
16 Mr. Dalsell (Pa.) explained that the
resolution was simply for the purpose of
sending the rate bill to conference.
Mr. Norris (Neb.) wanted to know If tha
house would have a ohanca to vote on sep
arate amendments, as some of the amend
ments adopted by the senate ought to be
discussed in the house.
Mr. Dalsell replied that' the rule was only
Intended to facilitate buslnesa and that
there would be- ai.ple opportunity to dis
cuss the conference report. So far ss ha
was concerned there were some amend
ments that he waa not In favor of and
wanted a chance to consider them.
Up to this time It seemed as If the rule
was to be agreed upon without any great
amount of debate.'
But a clap of thunder came from an un
expected quarter. Mr. Cooper (Wis.)
wanted to know what objection there was
to letting the house pass on the amend
ments now. He said: "Let us vote on the
express company amendment." (Applause
on both sides).
Mr. Dalsell replied that the house could
easily nonconcur In the conference report
and Instruct the conferees as to the wishes
of the house. Then Mr. Cooper, In a very
Impressive manner, said that he hsd been
informed by a gentleman In whose Integ
rity he had the fullest confidence that some
gentlemen, he would not say whether they
were members of the house or senate, but
they were entitled to be conferees on the
bill, had agreed that the express company
amendment should go out of tha bill.
Hepburn Demands Kamee.
Mr. Hepburn (Ia.) Jumped to his feet, ex
claiming that he did not take any stock t
In what one member said to another on
matters of this kind. "Will you state th
names of the persons who have thus de
clared themselves?" called out Mr. Hep
Mr. Cooper "Oh, I don't want to offend.
especially the gentleman from - Iowa."
Mr. Hepburn "You can't offend me by
answering that question."
Mr. Cooper "I will say this, that they
were two gentlemen In whose word I have
Mr. Hepburn (loudly) "Name them;
Mr. Cooper "I am not going to name
men who oome to me and tall me matters
In confidence. Tha gentleman from Iowa
places ma In an embarrassing position, but
since ha asks me, I will say that ha is
said to have remarked In conversstloo.
'Oh, the express company amendment will
go out." "
Mr. Hepburn, greatly wrought up and ex
ceedingly nervous, replied: "Any man who
told the gentleman that (shsklng his fist at
Mr. Cooper) told a faleshood and until the
gentleman from Wisconsin names tha In
dividual who made this statement to lilin
I shall hold that the gentleman Is drawing
upon his Imagination.
Mr. Williams: 'I call the gentlemaa
from Iowa to order for his language."
Hepburn Apologlaes te Williams.
Mr. Hepburn: "I withdraw the language
which is offensive to the gentleman from
Mr. Williams: "It was not offensive to
me. It was nffenslvs to the bouse and con
trary to the rules."
Intense excitement prevailed during this
exchange of words, members crowding the
aisles and filling the spare In front of the
sneaker's desk. The speaker pounded for
order, but to no purpose.
When he could be heard above the up
roar Mr. Cooper said that ha was not the
only gentleman to whom similar statements
were made. "There are other members of
the house to whom they have been made
and there Is no purpose, no objoct, on my
part to deliberately misrepresent that atate
mer.t." Mr. Hepburn: "Why don't you say who
It was that told you that?"
Mr. Cooper responded by saying that he
could not understand why the gentleman
aknd the question unleaa he had heard lh
rumor going round. "You placed me In uri
enibarraasing posllion and I had to tell ytu
what was told me. And I told the tru:h
and that Is the first tlms that any man
on earth has acrurrd ma of telling a false
hood. Ths statement was made to me In
eoafidenog and aomoernlac tha genlietnaa
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