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OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1906-TWKLVE PAGES.
VOL. XXXV-NO. 303.
SINGLE COPY TIIREE CENTS.
CLERK TAKES CASU
PenniylTtai Bailwty Employe Also
AcoepU 111,000 in Ootl Stock.
JOSEPH BOYER TELLS STARTLING STORY
Coal Buyer for Railroad Gets Commissioa
ea All Pure hue.
AMOUNTS T6 $46,000 IN THREE YEARS
H 8ji H Tbonebt H Wu Coin
SUPERIOR DENIES KNOWLEDGE OF AFFAIR
foal OBrlili Wka Fa id the Boaea
Tld Boyer They Had Beea
Doing It for Vearo and
WUkl la Contlaaa.
PHILADELPHIA. Juna That he ac
cepted gifts of stock amounting to H1.
090 and money aggregstlng more than
MS.000 from coal mining companies dur
ing a period of about Ihrw years waa sd
mltted today by Joseph Boyer, thief clerk
In the office of A. W. Olbhs. superintend
ent of motlva power of the, Pennsylvania
railroad. Mr. Boyer purclissed the fuol
coal used In the locomotives of the com
nnny and the- donore of tha gifts were
the coal jwrnpsnles whlrh furnlah the fuel
to tha railroad. Mr. Royer namen i'n
companies which allowed him from t to
I centa on each ton Bold to the railroad
company. He declared that he nevor
asked for the allowance, but accepted It
becauee he believed he waa following a
euafom of the department; In fact, one
of the coal company officials told him he
had paid It before and wanted to con
tinue, paying It to the witneaa. Mr.
Boyer denied that ha divided tha money
with any other official or employe of
tha railroad. He aald ha kept It all.
perlr Denies Knowledge.
A. W. Olbba. Mr. Boyer'a auperlor off!
eer. on the stand, aald he waa unaware
that auch considerations exteted In hla
Mr. Boyer aald ha waa at flrat dtsliv
dined to accept the money, but after
thinking It over decided that he waa doing
nothing unusual , . .
"How 4ong did you wreetle with your
conscience 7" queried Commissioner Clem'
ent. . '
The witneaa did not know.
M. K. Reeves, assistant to Vice Preel
dent Pugh. admitted that he had ac
cepted atock from. Colonel George 8. Huff
and David R. Wllllama. Colonel Huff, he
aald. purchaaed aoma of hla holdings In
tba Kcyetona Coal and Coke company.
paying him 3o,W for.lt. Mr. Reevea
atated that ha has known Colonel Huff
since, boyhood and declared tha latter
knew ha waa not In a poet Hon to favor
him when the atock waa presented.
A number of employes of the Baltimore
Jr Ohio railroad vera examined during the
afternoon"' ?!), and the commission en
deavored to learn through J. E. Mubl
feldt,- genera auperlntendent of motive
power, aomethlng of tha arrangement be
tween tha railroad and the H. C. Frlck
Coal company concerning tha repairing of
Mr. Muhlfetdt admitted that the Frlck;
company had an . advantage over other
companlea. but waa unable to tell why
He- aald It had been the prctlca for the
last1 ten yeara. but he did not know the
terms of tha agreement if one existed.
Boyer'a Testissaay Detail.
The Interstate Commerce commission to
day continued Ita Investigations of the re
lations of Pennsylvania railroad offloera
and emptoyaa to various mining compa
nies in tha bltumlnoua coal district. Tha
first witneaa waa Joseph Boyer of Altoone.
thief clerk In tba office of A. W. Olbba.
superintendent of motive power.
Mr. Boyer aald ha had too aharea of stock
In the Jamison Coal company, given to him
for hla one-third Intereat in tha MacLaren
Coal company. Tha MacLaren atock waa
given to him by Mr. Jamison. Ho also had
tan aharea In tha Valley Coal company and
fifteen in tba Fdrl Coal company, which
ware presented to hrm by Captain Alfred
Hlcka. Tan aharea of Preston Coal com
pany atock were aent to him In an envelope.
Ha waa not certain who aent It, but thought
It must have come from Joseph Aiken, a
railroad man, or H. A. Kuhn. an operator.
All of these atocka paid dividends. Mr.
Boyer said alao that ha holds an Interest
amounting to tt.000 In undeveloped coal
lands on the West Penn division. He paid
for this stock.
, In its entirety Mr. Boyer'a testimony
waa of a atartling character. Hla atock
holdings were only a small portion of the
gifts ha admitted receiving from coal
Rabat a Caal skt.
In his capacity as purchaser of fuel
coal ho teatlflad that he had received
from Bv companies an allowance of from
I to I cents a ton on coes used by the
railroad for fuel purposes. During tha
period from the latter part of 101 to
data ha has received a total of mora than
ti.000. Tha money was first sent to
him in cash, but later caahtera' check
wera sent to Cashier Hastings of tha Se-.--
ond National bank of Altoona and placed
on deposit for Boyer. The companies I
which made him the allowance were the
O raff Coal company, the Clearfield and
Oranton Coal company, the Dunkirk Coal
company. Smith A Turner and Thomas
myth A Co. The Graff Coal company al
lowed blni centa a ton and the Clearfield
and Oranton company gave htm a share in
the profits, which amounted to not leas
than 4 cants a ton. Thomas Blythe A Co.
gave bUn I cents a ton. ,
He waa asked why ha discriminated in
favor of Thomaa Blythe A Co. and ranlted i
that ha did not discriminate, as the money
cam la him without aollcitatlon or in.
effort on Ms part. He believed that th
money had bean paid tn th sam mannr
t hi predecessors tn oftV and believed
that ha ass only following th custom of
EGO INSPECTORS LOCKED OUT
Danaaad erf Maashara af Chirac Valaa
ta s laeraasa la Wagiaa
CHrCAOn. June .This olty It using
uninspected aggs today for tha first tlm
In mxnr years. AH members of th egg
Inspectors' union who have bn demand
ing aa Inert of wages were locked out
today by thalr m ploy era and all th egg
houM la tha elty, with th exception of
twa, hav agreed to make no terms with
tth union without th sanction of th -awctatton
of employers. About l.CXXOu) gg
ax lnpoi fear dailx. s4. todajr, ail
las taauactars gx 141a, , -
RATE BILL UP IN SENATE
Mr. apooner Criticises Aatl-Pass
fteetloa f Conference
WASHINGTON. D. C. June -When the
conference report on the railroad rate bill
was taken up today the anti-pass confer
ence amendment received the attention of
Senator Spooner. In the main he Indorsed
the prohibition of pws, but lie contended
that there should, br exceptions. Including
railroad employes. Congress had no right,
he said, to etep between employes and em
ploye. "There Is no sense In the provision
as It stnndf." lte said. "The railroads
should be allowed to perform the act of
common humanity; It should be elastic."
Mr. Rpooner also spoke of the Importance
of Inrlurtlng the members of the railroad
Young Men's Christian association as per
sons entitled to pscs, and Mr. Tillman
suggested thnt It was necessary to draw
the line somewhere. He T-ould have the ex-
crpllons limited to r
thelr families, and S
t employes and
Senator Lodge criticise . er grounds
the action of the confer. A -mlttce In
omitting the words, "wilf.
Ingly, rrom me penai ciau
saying that to leave the wort '
work a great Injustice to rsllrv
through Inadvertence, carelessnet
lice on the part of othera. '
Senator Rayner spoke especially t -rst
the use of the word "wilfully." expressing
the opinion that If the retention of the
ord la Insisted upon It will be Impossible
to obtain a conviction. Senator tjajiey
found fault with the omission of sleeping
car companlea from the bill, saying that
the Bleeping car company la the only ab
aolute monopoly In the country.
Senator Tillman gave notice that he
would Insist on the conslderance of the
conference report tomorrow to the exclus
ion of all other business and that he would
make an effort to get a vote before ad
ANOTHER. FILIRHTKR It HOl'SE
Democrats Object to l.lmil af Debate
on Sandry Civil BUI.
WASHINGTON. June . The memhere of
the minority of the house, believing that
the majority had taken undue advantage
of them in limiting general debate on the
sundry civil bill to one hour, today started
another filibuster, and for two hours roll
calls and points of order kept the house
In a turmoil. Later, when the sundry
civil bill was taken up under the flve
mlnute rule, but a few pages were com
pleted when the house adjourned, much
of the time being given over to a aiscus
Bton of the Bale of the old custom house
in New York City and the payment of the
rental to the National City bank. Thla
is a yearly occurrence, and tha same
charges and denlale were made.
GERMAN RULER VISITS AUSTRIA
r.aaperor William Greeted at Railway
Station' by Kmpe-rar Francis
VIENNA. Jnna 1 Emperor William .ar
rived here this afternoon and was greeted
at the Northern railroad station by Em
peror Pranchi Joseph in person. The meet
In, Was marked by extreme cordllality.
the monarchs kissing each other three
After Introducing their sultea the em
perors proceeded to Schoenbrunn castle.
On their arrival at the station near the
castle the imperial party waa met by tho
archdukes, the members of the German
embassy, the Austrian ambassador to Ger
many and the principal military and civil
authorities. A regimental band on the
platform played tha Prussian national an
them. Emperor William Inspected the
guard of honor, after which the monarchs
drove to tha castle. They -were cheered
along the routs. A number of arch
duchesses awaited their majesties at the
castle, where the German emperor subse
quently received in sudlenca Count Golu
chow ski. the Austrian-Hungarian mlnlator
of foreign affairs; Dr. Wekerle, tha Hun
garian premier, and Baron von Beck, tho
Austrian premier. Later Emperor William
drove through the town and called on mem
bers of the Austrian imperial family.
SPEECH BY JUSTIC O'BRIEN
New York Jarlat Principal Speaker
at Dedication of Knights (
NEW HAVEN, Conn.. June The
Knights of Columbus dedicated their new
national headquarters today, the exercises
taking place on the green directly opposite
A atand for the accommodation of sev.
eral hundred knights and their frienda waa
filled with an enthusiastic throng and the
speakers who referred to tha Ideals and
achievements of Columbus and the past.
present and future of the order were
rheered freauentlv bv the bis crowd. The
i ,.,,.,.,, meak,., , Justice Morgan J.
0Brlen of New Yoik.
The morning waa taken up in the dis
cussion of Insursnres for the order, but
It waa stated afterward that nothing had
been definitely decided upon.
At the banquet given to the members of
the national council In Music hall tonight
the speakera Included t'nlted States Ben
l . i up I l n..p(n t rtM.A. "TV,- i - -1 1
; BtstM... .
He Cornea Out of the West.'1
.SUIT AGAIN ROBERT A. GRANNIS
Maa Handled "Yellow Dost Fa ad"
for Mataal Life Aaked
NEW YORK. June (.-The Mutual IJf
Tnanir-ai nidk rnmiiiinv t nrla v r rr 1 1 sri ntt
Inst it former vhe president. Robert
I A- Orannls. for an accounOng of funda
"t the company which were expended
ur-.der his direction.
Mr. Orannls Is slleged to hive directed
( ,h cf Drt ot th so-called "yellow
I James McKeen. counsel for the Mutual,
aald that suits doubtless will be brought
against all persona who handled the com-
pany s money snd who hav failed lo giv
sa accounting for It.
Leather Dealers Eal Beaaloa.
ST. LOUIS. Juna g The final day of ths
convention of the National Leather and
Bboe Finders' aaaoclatlon was devoted to
began Monday and election of officers. The
svMlotts ar closed. T. W. Fugue, chair
man of th executive committee, atated
that the convention haa devoted ita atten
tion eatirely lo discussion of trad condi
tions snd business methods.
Plk ta Iterelv Bryan.
V . . V.DV Inn. ft U l I ) I VT , L. -
r- " iwnn, wmm. -' i ... t 1 1 i lift, pin
hmm rhuii ot th racootion La be tender
to William J. Bryan upon his arrival her
from jurop. aonouaoed tod th appoint
nut ot Governor Folk of Wlsaouri 4
ati-nin of -the reteytwa oooiuad.
WOODMEN MAKE A BIG NIGHT
Omaha Members of If. W. A. Establish Nw
Eaoord for tht BttU.
OVER FIVE HUNDRED IN THE CLASS
rarsulo of Streets by Thoaaanda ta
Fallowed by Initiation at Aadi
torlnaa, Where Addressee
Five thousand members of tha Modern
Woodmen of America last night witnessed j
the Initiatory ceremonies' for a class of J
over BOO. the largest ever taken into the
order at one Initiation In the ataie. Head
Consul A. R. Talbot of IJncoln was pres
ent snd delivered the principal addrees 10
Ihe clasa before the ceremonies began.
Mayor Dahlman was one of the Initiates
being received Into Csmp No. 120 of Omaha.
Wieldera of the ax. betal and wedge
poured Into the city during the afternoon
on regular trains and on special trains
from Plattsmouth. Lincoln and Flair. Be
sides the 4.000 or more members In Omaha
turned out In force to welcome the visitors.
The local committee had ' made provision
for their entertainment and everything
waa done to make them feel at home.
The initiation of the largest class ever
put through In the state la the result of
a campaign made In thla district by the
different lodges, the work being under the
direction of District Deputy C. H. T. Rie
pen. Five hundred candidates were secured
In Doiiglns. Washington and Sarpy counties,
snd by Invitation the lodges at Plattemouth
and Louisville sent a claaa of slxty-ftv
to be given tha degree at the same time.
Parade In tho Evening.
Aa soon as the special train arrived the
delegations marched with Tying banners
to Nineteenth and Farnem streets, where
the parade waa formed. The Plattsmouth
crowd made ,an Imposing appearance on
the street, being headed- by the Platts
mouth band. The procession, over a half
a mile long, began to move at S under
the direction of Major C. M. Rlcharda.
The parade waa headed by a squad of
police and the Omaha musicians' band.
Following this were uniformed drill teams
from Plattsmouth, Lincoln. Blair and vari
ous Omaha camps. These were followed by
carriages with the speakers and prominent
visitors. Among these were Mayor Dahl
man. Head Consul Talbot. Head Clerk
Hawes and Head Banker McNlder of Ma
son City. la., and a number of county and
olty officials who are members of the order.
One carriage contained visltorB from PlattB
mouth, headed by Mayor Gerlng.
Following the carrlagea were .members
of the cam pa in citlsens clothes, headed by
the Plattsmouth band. The procession
passed through the principal .streets and
then marched to the auditorium, where h
initiatory ceremonies were put on.
At th Andltorlnsa.
Attracted by the column of marchera
thousands of citlsens lined the streets and
watched and cheered the visitors. A part
of th crowd followed the procession to the
And I tori u in and remained outside until
those who had token part In the procea-
islon had passed inside,. Admission to the
Auditorium was by pass word. only. All of
the seals on the lower fleor were occupied
and the gallery waa fringed with specta
E. F. Brailey called the members to
order and presided during the preliminary
program. He introduced Mayor Dahlman
who gave the visitors a cordial welcome
to the city. He told th Woodmen of
the blg-heartedness of Omaha people and
told them mtd make themselves at home
"We're glad you came to Omaha," he
ild, "and we hope yi u will come again.
The city Is yours and If you should need
any help call me up by telephone."
J. H. Van Dusen responded to the
mayor's address. He entertained the crowd
with several humorous references to the
mayor. Referring to Head Consul Talbot
he declared he waa a man who knew more
about Woodcraft than tho republicans of
this county know about harmony.. He
congratulated the members of the class
on their entrance Into the order, which he
aald was the best fraternity and composed
of the best men In existence. Head Con
sul Talbot was given the Woodmen honors
by the entire audience stsndlng, when he
rose to . sneak. '
Head Comsat's Remarks,
"I am especially pleased," he aald, "to
welcome into the order my old friend, Jim
Dahlman, and I congratulate the' order
and the city of Omaha for hla presence
wltn us ton lent.
"I am glad to say that thla class breaks
the record for the state of Nebraska
Last winter at Lincoln we put through
class of 3ti0 and that was then the record
for one Initiation. Later on we initiated
another class of 370 and that has stood
ss the record for the state until tonight.
It Is fitting that the metropolitan city of
th atate ahould plant the banner of
Woodcraft twice as far up the mountain
aide as any other city In tha atate. Omaha
ahould take tha lead In all things."
Mr. Talbot's remarks were directed espa
daily to the candidates. Ha declared to
idea of old line insurance companlea haa
ben to run for tho benefit of the few,
while th fraternal orders were, conducted
for th benefit of the thousanda of tha
rank and file of the membership.
The Initiatory rites, which took place 1m
mediately after th addresses, wers put
on by the uiill team from Omaha camp
wo. laj. Tne Initiatory officials were: J. O
Burgess of Haatlngs, consul; W. B. Ten
Kyck of Omaha, adviser; 8. D. Woodley of
Lincoln, banker; E. Pearman of Kanaas
ine memoert or tn drill team were In
th regulation uniform of blue trousers and
Diack siilrt and all carried axea. The
ceremoni did not end until after mtd
j ' Mm"r m xa' w"w" wooamen
imiuiiira m juyriis nan, wnicn bad been
secured for the purpose, until their trains
departed early thla morning.
Those In charge of th Initiation declared
it waa an unqualified success. The number
of candidates was somewhst larger than
had been expected.
A hustlers' banquet for the members of
the commute that canvassed for ne-mea
j wl" h,11 lonlgnt at th Millard hotel,
Those who eernd hu tiers' huimn. k ...
curine- a certain number of n.. B,.mKM
will b th guest A number of the prom-
inent members of th order ax expected
WASHINGTON. D. C. Jun. ..-j'ustlce
Oould today granted the motion of District
Attorney Baker for a postponement of lh I 00w nthrough the heart of the Big Horn j Representative Hlnshaw haa been ad
trlal of Congressman Binger Hermann of i baaln. The present terminus of this branch j rl" ,hat P"'0" have been granted to
Oregon. Indicted for destroying public rcc- s at Worland. Wyo.. one of th points of ' ,h following: Samuel C. Thomaa, Falr-
ords while commissioner of th general of
gee. set for June IS until sfter the trial
of th Hyde, Dim ond. Benson eases. Mr.
i , , ,
counsel for the defense.
agreed to the postponement. This prac
tically means tbet th case will g evsr
until U1L - -
COLONEL CLARK IS COMMANDER
Uwa Brand Araar t Regahll
lerts Cedar Rapid. Maa far
BOONE, la., June 1-tBpecial Telegram
-Todav was a great day for the veterana
of Iowa. There were between . and
10.000 people from all parta of the state,
coming on special trains from all direc
tions. Governor A. B. Cummins addressed
the Grand Army briefly, expressing his
appreciation of the work It did.
While here he laid the cornerstone of
the new I1R.00O Railroad Young Men s Chris-
Ian association buNdlng. to whlcn tn
Northwestern Railway company contrib
uted 18.000 and the site, making an ap
propriate address sft Tylng a high com
pliment to the wor of fa fnnsttan or
The morning meetmg waa addressed ny
x-Oovernor Vansartt of Minnesota. This
afternoon there was a'parao in wnirn
over 1,000 veterans Joined, while quelly
s many more watched the march of their
old comrades. They were reviewed ny De
partment Commander Harper, Lieutenant
Governor John Herrlott and nther officials
of various organlxattone.
Following the psrade there was the usual
business session of the Grand Army. The
contest for department commander waa be-
ween Colonel Charlea A. Clark of Cedar
Rapids and - Hon, Aw F. Ha radon of Mar
shalltown. Colonel Clark was elected by
a substantial majority,
Other officers were . chosen aa follows:
Senior vice commander,: P. D. Bwlck.
Boone; Junior vice I commander, Thomas
Graham, Decorah: medical director. Dr.
H. Hutchlhs, Hampton; chapluln. Rev.
Jesse B. Bartlett, Shenandoah; delegate-
t-larga to national Grand Army of the
Republic encampment. Grenvllle M. Dodge;
alternate, A. F. Haradon.
The Women's Relief corps elected the
following officers: Department president.
Addle L'nangst, Davenport; senior Vice
president, Mary A. Sergeant, Boone; Junior
vice president, Cornie Davie, Newell; treaa
nrer, Jennie H. Trout, Des Moines; chap
lain. Sadie James, Centerville.
The SonB of Veterans elected the follow
ing; Division commander, Fremont S.
Gibson, Mason City; senior vice com
mander, A. C. Weeks, Denlson; Junior vice
commander, H. L. Garrison, Boone; mem
bers of division council, John Rollins of
Grlnnell, Fred Hill, Clear Lake. A. L.
Rogera, Dubuque: delegates to national en
campment. Rev. J. A. Vanesa,. Mount Ver
non: John Rollins, Grtnnell.
At the campfira tonight Senator Allen
of Nebraska made the. addreas of the
evening. In which he paid a tribute to
tha veterana assembled, to the soldiers of
lttt and discussed problems of the hour.
KEYSTONE REPUBLICANS MEET
Ka Opposition ta Slata Prepared in
- Advance ( th Harrlahnrs;
HARRI8BURO, Pa., June (.The repub
lican state convention met today in the
Lyceum theater to nemlnate candidates for
governor, lieutenant governor, auditor gen
eral and secretary .f Internal affairs.
Following the roll all. Congressman Olm-
stead of Dolphin .county was chosen tem
porary chairman. Th stated 'candidates
for the different offices are: -
Governor, Edward S. Stewart of Phila
delphia;, lieutenant governor, Robert 8.
Murphy of Cambria county;-auditor gen
eral, Robert K. Young of Tioga county;
secretary of internal affairs, Henry Houck
There waa apparently no organised oppo
sltlon to this ticket.
The platform adopted congratulates th
people on the proeperity of the country,
condemns heads of Industrial corporations
ho. have gained wealth by violating laws
of the land and business ethics, approve
the administration of President Roosevelt
and his enforcement of the antl-truat and
Interstate oommerce laws, takes pride in
the fact that the present Junior senator
from Pennsylvania Inaugurated tha prosecu
tlona, deolarea for publicity of the affairs
and management Of great corporations, de
clares for tha continuance of the protective
tariff system, the revision ot immigration
and naturalisation laws, favors a liberal
pension policy, and concludes:
Wa are onoosed to the ownerahln of coal
mine and tha mining of coal by railways
or transportation companies and we pledge
tha party to tha enactment of auch legisla
tion aa may no neceaaary to maxe errxutiv
the legislative provision upon that subject.
Edwin 8. Stuart, former mayor of Phlla
delphla, was nominated for governor. But
ono ballot was taken. Tho platform was
adopted as presented by the committee.
Robert 8. Murphy wss chosen for lieu
tenant governor. He was the only candi
SOME PEOPLE DESIRE WAR
Mining Man from Msleo Feara
Greater Troahlc from Strtk
OKLAHOMA CITT. Okl.. Jun .. F
Sparrow, superintendent of th mlns of
th Arcona Mining and Development com
pany, who haa Juat returned from Naco,
Arts., today denied the truth of a news
paper interview credited to him, in which
hs was asserted to have predicted war be
tween the United States and Mexico over
tha troubles between the Mexicans and
Americana at Cananea.
To the Aaaociated Press Mr. Kparrow
"What I did say was that there ar a
number of Americana on this slds of the
border and adjacent to the' Cananea mine
anxloua to ae trouble between the two
countries, to secure a settlement of labor
difficulties, and that unless the Mexican
government took the matter Immediately
In hand there would be war. But I know
from a telegram of today that the Mextcau
government la able to control th situa
tion." BURLINGTON EXTENSION READY
Lla lat Skoahne Reservation Will
Ba Opened t Traffic la
CHICAGO. June 1 Announcement was
made today by the officials of the Chicago.
i n.,rii,r,n a. rvninrv iiaiv ih.t Di.iv
nh, ...... will k. r.mnl.il .d
j ready for traffic in time for the opening
of the Bhoehon reservation to settlement
by the government. In July and August.
j vVthJ Bu'Slnon main ."."toIuc.
This extension of th Burlington red
, u. .., Custer bMitlefleld. and runs
regiatratlon. Another registration point I
ThermopoUa, Wyo.. which Is connected with
Worland by a thlrty-mll Stage road. Lan-
ders. Wyo . and Shoshone, Wyo., the other
places where intending set ders can regis
ter, are leac&ed ajr tbe Nevtaweetern rall-
AT SEA OVER INSPECTION
Ksbrmika Courrsamen Doubtful of Effect
oa Wasters Intomti.
SHERMAN STANDS PAT ON PASS PROVISION
Amendment Prohibiting AH
saea Will Stay la the Bill tw
th Entire Provision Will
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. D. C. June .-(cclal
Trlegram. Thomas K. Wilson, manager of
Nelson Morris A Co., packers, of Chicago,
appeared before the house eommltfee on
agriculture today in the Intereat not only
of hla own firm, but as a representative
of alt the large parking houses of the west.
Mr. Wilson devoted, much of the day in
making sn snswer to the now famous re
port, of Messrs. Nelll and Reynolds. Later
he took up the Beverldge amendment snd
wss upon thst subject when tbe committee
sdjourned until tomorrow. At that time
Mr. Wilson will conclude his analysis of
the Beverldge amendment, and it is ex
pected will be followed by Charles P. Nelll.
chief of the Bureau of Labor, who. with
Mr. Reynolda, reported on packing house
.-.nuMiunn. representative Kennedy was
present during the entire hearing today,
while other members of the Nebraska dele
gallon dropped In from time to time. The
committee room wss Insufferably crowded
during the entire time Mr. Wilson was od
Sresslng the committee.
After adjournment Mr. Kennedy aald that
he waa In favor of a thorough Inspection
law made thoroughly effective, the only
question with him being as to the details
and who ahould bear the cost of Inspection.
It Is his belief that If the inspection la
placed on the basis proposed by the Bev
erldge amendment the amount of the
cost will really fall , on tha stork
ralaers of the west. In other words
If ft Is placed on the narknr.
the burden of Inspection of sll meata and
food products will be lifted away from the
east and cast on th western country,
which produces the livestock. This feeling
s freely expressed to Mr. Kennedy In let
ters and telegrams, which he received to
day from cattlemen throughout th Mis
Appeal to Secretary Wilson.
In connection with this matter Mr. Ken
nedy received a telegrsm today from th
First National bank of Omaha, In which
he was urged to hsve the secretary of
agriculture and the bureau of animal In
dustry make an announcement that the
Inspection made by the government Is
thorough, and covers both domestic and
foreign meats, and that aomethlng ahould
bo done immediately to protect American
llv stock Interests, which will suffer se
verely by the agitation unless some anon
action Is taken. Mr. Kennedy will take
up th matter with Secretary Wilson this
I'nloa Protest Received.
Tho members of the Nebraska delegation
are in receipt of resolutions adopted by
a federal labor union of Omaha, and en
dorsed and forwarded by Ventral Labor
union-f that elty, protesting against fed
eral employes engaging in outside busi
ness. Th resolutions state that proofs
are available to show that some of the
federal employes In Omaha ar engaging
In business outside of that for which they
are paid by the government and to the
detriment of private citizens. These reso
lutions have also been forwarded to the
president and attorney general.
Staada Pat n Passes.
The anti-pass amendment In the railway
rate bill continues to glvs members a
world of trouble on account of the re
quests they are receiving from railway
associations and Individual employes pro
testing against the exclusion of railway
employes and families from receiving
pa axes. Mr. Kennedy had an Interview
with Mr. Sherman, one of the house con
ferees o nthe railroad rate bill, and urged
that an exception be made in behalf of
railway employes and families.
"No," replied Mr. Sherman, "the anti-
pass amendment will stand as agreed upon
by the conferees, or, so far aa I am con
cerned, go out entirely"
, Schiller Baat Cmss Free.
The Treasury department has advised
Senator Millard that an order will issu
admitting free of duty a bronse cast of
a buat of Frederick von Schiller, which
la to be given to the city of Omaha by
German-American residents, to be erected
In Riverview park. This bust was pur
chased through popular subscription raised
among the German-American citlsens of
Omaha. The official announcement of th
decision to admit the bust duty free was
today sent to Phillip Anders, secretary of
the committee of United German societies
of Omaha, who started the movement, to
present the bronxe memorial of Schiller
to the rrty. . '
Capital National Rank Case.
J. J. Thomas of Seward, of counsel for
defendanta in error In several cases grow
ing out of th failure of the Capitol Na
tional bank of Lincoln, was In conference
with th clerk of tha supreme court today
regarding the printing of briefs in several
cases. The suits in question wera against
directors of the defunct bank and ths
courts of Nebraska held them personally
responsible for certain losses snd now. they
seek an sppeal to the supreme court of
the Cnlted Ststes. Idr. Thomaa' business
her today merely consisted in arranging
with the clerk of the court for the priming
of evidence taken at former trials. Hon
D. R. Thompson, at present ambassador
to Mexico, Is one of the defendant directors.
The probabilities are that the Nebraska
bank cases, as they are known, will be
reached early in the coming term of tha
supreme court next October.
Amendlag Desert I.and l.aw.
Representative Mondell of Wyoming tO'
day Introduced a bill reatrictlng tha right
of entry under the desert land law to
surveyed public lands snd limiting the
right of assignment of auch errtrlea. Tha
bill aa drawn will not affect, however.
those who have entered unsurvayed lands
and shown proper disposition to reclaim the
same. It provides for the future Inter
pretation of th existing law, so that
hereafter only surveyed lands may b en-
' simr siaiier at tapiiai.
i Rprsentatlv Kennedy wss today notl-
" tn,t f'"'r N' f'l,on oC ha had
""u" -"" us;usi
I im- to M"rch nlsabillty now
h Jf, n
1 pension of M from March 2. 10.
I m"nl- increase at (it. wiiuam A. Ellis.
Odel. reue.sl and increaae at .
. roaimaaier. appointed; neorasxa, Johna-
town. Brown county, Margaret J Bee
bout. vl.e f. C. Oallogaly, rsts;ned. South
Dakota, Vale, Putt county, Maggl Zxi.
eoU, vice A, Rns raw, resigned.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
and Generally Fair Tbnraday.
Friday Fair and Warmer t Weat
Temperature at Omaha Yeaterdayi
Hoar. lies:. Hoar. Pen.
R a m T.'t 1 p. m
el a. m 771 a p. m
T a. m ...... 7 f! p. m
A a. m...... TH 4 p. m "
a. m HO n p. m T
10 a. m...... A3 p. m
11 i. n W 7 p. m K3
la an m n p. m Mil
p. an TT
WINDSTORM IN WISCONSIN
etea Persons Seriously Injured and
Several Honaea Destroyed
LA CROSSE, Wis., Jun Tie storm
wrlch swept over La Crosse tonight seri
ously Injured seven persons near Stoddard,
Wls and damaged ten buildings.
Halvor Halvorson. Injured by flying tlm
bera. la fatally hurt, but la not yet dead.
With five other Injured people h was
brought to I Crosse.
The other Injured are:
Mrs. Charles Boheck. hip broken.
Carl Scheck. crushed by timber.
William Jones, concussion of brain.
Mrs. Ixuis Scheck and Infant child, may
Julius Granke. Internal injuries.
Several others are more or leas seriously
hurt. The hurricane centered apparently
one and one-half miles east of Stoddard.,
Vernon county. It passed up Coon valley
and Mormon coulee, striking Stoddard and
Brlnkman most heavily. Telephone connec
tion Is crippled and telegraph wirea are
down toward the south.
In La, Crosse there was considerable dam
age, thought none wa Injured.
Washouts are reported on the railroads
In this vicinity.
A windstorm also did damage at Leon.
A bridge on the Chicago. Burlington A
Qulncy railroad near Stoddard waa carried
out and a Tlurllngton passenger train, car
rying 2S passengers, was flagged at the
brink of the gap by a farmer named Miller
and many lives were saved.
Many farms are reported to be com
ST. PAfL. Minn., June . A Ploncer
Press special from North Branch. Minn
says: A tornado passed about one-half
mile east of here at 5 o clock this after
noon, doing heavy damage and probably
a number of Uvea were lost. Tho storm
Is known to have deatroyed at least thre
farm houses nesr here. Mrs. Mygrsn snd
Benjamin Lagoo were badly Injured.
The village of Wyoming was also In the
path of the storm. The home of, Mr.
Funk at that place was completely de
stroyed and some members of th fsmlly
At th village of Stacy. ight miles
south of here, Mrs. Baxtar and a child
were severely injured snd the Swedish
Lutheran church and a number of other
buildings were destroyed.
KANSAS CITT. June . Western Kansas
was visited this afternoon and tonight by
violent storms, taking the form of tor
nadoes in some places, but no loss of
Ufa has been reported.
MILITIA IN FULL CONTROL
Urn Farther Disorder Prarea la th
PI am Ban District la
DII.LONVALEs O., Jun 1 Ths militia
Is in full control of th mining district
around Bradley, Smlthfleld. Plum Run and
Dlllonvale, and no trouble Is looked for.
Officials of th United Mlna Workers have
Issued instructions to all locals to refuse
to accept the Scale of 1H03, temporarily, in
order that operatora may Induce the old
employes to clean up the mines and get
ready for resuming operations. Unless th
ISO scale Is signed by the operators nono
of th union men will return to work.
Forty strike-breakers were taken from
Plum Run to Bradley this evening, under
protection of the troops, and they will be
sent into th mine tomorrow to clean up
preparatory to resuming operations. Union
officials say that It will require at least
eight days to pump out th water and put
th mlnea in condition for working them.
Superintendent Stiff of th Bradley mln
said today that no attempt to resum oper
atlons will b made until the middle of
next week. The strikers feel confident
that, regardless of the result of the Joint
conference of miners and operators t Co
lumbus, the United States Coal company
will employ its last reaourcee to operate
their holdings non-union.
WHEELING, W. Va.. June 1 By a two
thirds vot striking miners of tbe Hitch
man Coal compsny at McMechen last nlgh
decided to apply for work at tho mines
todsy, thus severing the ties with ths
miners organization on the ground that
the latter has not lived up to its contract
respecting payment of wag benefits. An
independent miners' organization will b
formed, national in its scope. Two hun
dred diggers are employed at the Hitch man
DENVER FRAUD CASES GO UP
anreaa Cart WU1 Be Aakad t
Pass oa Appeal el D
feadaats. DENVER. June S. Judge John I. Mul
lins In the district court todsy entered
formsl orders for the calling of the grand
Jury to Investigate the alleged frauds In
the election of May IB, for the aetttng
aalde of District Attorney Oeorge Stldger
and the appointment of a special prosecu
tor. Thla action was taken on petition of
the Honest Elections league. The court
postponed further proceedings for five
Judge Mullins fined Fred Williams, chair-
miif of the republlcsn city and county
centrsl committee, snd Willlsm T. Ds-
voren. chairmen of the democratic city and
county central oommltt. L)00 each, and
J. F. Rrady, chief clerk of the Denver Oaa
and Electric company. taO for contempt of
rourt. The attorneys for th defendanta
will ask the supreme court for a writ of
DOUBLE TRAGEDY IN OHIO
Herbert Oatrander f St. Loala Kill
Caaala'a Widow aad Himself
FINDLAT. O., Jun .- Herbert Oa
trander of St. Louis. Mi)., aiiot and killed
Mra. Anna McKee and then killed himself
here thla afternoon. The tragedy occurred
at the M Kee home shortly after Ostrandor
demanded 110 of Mra. McKee. Oatrander
was a roualn of Mrs. McKee s husband,
who died more tban a yetr ago. It la
said h wanted her to deed rrreriy to
him snd return to 8t. Loula with him,
which Mr. McK refused V do. Urm
JJslaawBo lea tae a4 a 4ughtct .
WILL VISIT PLANTS
Houm Committee on ATioultur to. Inspect
Chicago Pgokio: House.
MR. WILSON DENIES ALL CHARGES
Attorney for Nelson Morris 4 Co, Mikes ta
Extended Statement to Committee,
ALLEGES MANY CHARGES ARE ABSURD
'reshenine Up Canned Metti by Boiling,
He btji, is Impossible.
L00RS ARE SCRUBBED EVERY NIGHT
Sanitary Conditions. He Insists. Ar
as Uood as (as B Ob
talned ta Slaaghtar
WASHINGTON. Jun .-Ths hsus com.
mlttee on agriculture deolded today t com.
Ply w-ith the request of the ..o pack
era to be heard on the Nelll-Reynolds re
port regarding conditions in th Chicago
packing houses. Ths request was mad by
Thomas Wllaon. who aald he waa manager
of th Nelson Morris company, but in this
Instance waa authorised to speak for all
tne Chicago packers. Before hearing Mr.
Wilson the commute notified th Depart,
ment of Agriculture, and Mr. Nelll. Seor.
tary Wilson. Dr. A. D. Melvln, of th de-
partment, and Mr. Nelll at one cam to
the capltol, and the hearing began ahortly
Mr. Wilson mads a general denial of th
existence of conditions in th packing
houses as set forth in the Nelll-Reynolds
report. He began by Inviting the commit
tee to come to Chicago and spend a week
in personal investigation "of condl tlona
That, he aald, would be the only way for
members to gain a proper idea of what tha
conditions really were. Some of th sug
gestions made In the report he said had
already been complied with by the pack
era, suoh as additional sanitary facilities.
Aa to Canned Meats.
As to th charge that canned meats were
boiled In water to "freahen them up," Mr.
Wilson said there was absolutely nothing
I nthls. Canned meat, he said, was as sood
five years after it had been put up as It
was a few minutes afterward, providing
no air had got to it. If air reaches th
meat It would be spoiled beyond being
freshened up. What the cans wer put In
hot water for wss to soak off th old
label, which, h said, waa an Injury to tbe
appearance of th goods on sal. H de
nted absolutely that thers wer any dis
eased cattle or hogs butchered for food.
In every carload of cattle or hogs, he ssld.
some were likely to be dead and some dis
eased. The dead or diseased hogs and cat
tle were sent to the Standard Rendering
company, which was a very different in
stitution from the Standard Slaughtering
company, although the two were likely to,
be confused in the mind. Tha rendering
company turned: tha dead and diseased
meat Into grease, which was a oo-product
In the manufacture of soap..
Aeeoaat for Strings.
Mr. Wilson described In detail th oper
ation of preparfng canned meats and when
asked by Representative Scott of Kansas,
a member of the committee: ' How about
the rope and other foreign matter found
with th scraps on the 'floor T" Mr. Wilson
explained that what waa prebably seen
in this instancs wa the string on ths
knuckle snd of what had. been dried beef.
This string waa used with which to hang
th beef in the . smoke house and when
the beef had been sliced off this knuckle
end was left. There was a bons in It and
he said it wss Impossible to use It. The
bone would smash the machine If an at
tempt waa made to use It.
"I do not believe Mr. Nelll rot sny state
ment from anyone thst they wer going
to chop thes pieces up. If he did It was
someone who did not know or h did net
get th whole statement."
Representative Hasklns asked about th
"Thes floors." replied Mr. Wilson, "are
scrubbed every night as clean as wood ean
be scrubbed. They ar as clesn aa any
Object t Otnctal Control.
Taking up ths recommendations of
Messrs. Nelll and Reynolds, looking to ths
Improvement of conditions. Mr. Wilson
said the packers did not object to govern
ment regulation of sanitary conditions, but
they did object to the secretary of agricul
ture being made the Judge of what is san
itary. "Why, he might call in eutalda talent
which was Inexperienced aa to packing
houses and the business of slaughtering,
Just as haa ben don 'recently," contin
ued Mr. Wllaon.' "Certainly w should ob
ject to that. There are experts on th
question of sanitation, and we hav no
objection to th closest scrutiny from
Supervision of every branch of tbe pack
ing business was not objected to by the
packers, ssld Mr. Wilson. Ths govsrn
nient may put on a many inspectors as.
it desires, so long ss the packere do not
have to pay for them. He said the pack
ing business would be benefited by tba In
spection of th different branches "from
the hoof to the ran." Good Inspection is
what the packers Wsnt, he declared.
Objects t Dating- Caas.
In addition to the question of who shall
be the Judge of sanitation Mr. Wilson aald
that the only other suggestion msde tn
the Nelll-Reynolds report to which the
packers would have any objection la the
requirement that the date of canning b
placed on all canned arttclea. He ssld
that would serve no purpose except to la-
I Jure the canned meal business.
ally a buyer will choose the artlii wltn
i the freshest sppearlng label," said Mr
Wilson, "when as a matter of fact th
I canned meat does not deteriorate with
I In speaking of th return of goods he
,,iid thst consignments ere sometimes snt
hack ta th shippers because a nail had
Wn Arivn ,hro,,n rn ln ftemng up
a box. This, h aald. would rauc that
ean to spoil, and th consign would lm
agin that th whol shipment had spoiled.
Then, It la possible In rare inatancam for
1 air to have gotten into the can end caused
i It to swell. He described such can as
"swellera." but said ther la no danger
of the ever being eaten, and added with ,
a laugh, "not the slightest." No on akd
"Would It he poaslbl to put In cms
meat whirl) li begun to putrlfyf" staked
CI airman Wailsaorih.
"Not unless i'ie m Nut re accompanied
by ibnil-als aiii'h ss tt would ba sulrld
to sal." replied Mr. Wllaon. Ha declared
(Continued eg' fwUl Vftsjaai
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