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    The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXV-XO. 304.
Tickers Accused of Aooeptin: Bebatei from
Burlington on Trial
Aereed Statement of Facta it Preaentad to
tha Jury.
Company Ad'anoea Publiahed Rata from 23
OeoU to 35 Genu.
Parker Claim Their Action ta Reg
alar and Legitimate Argo
meat Will B Completed
KANSAS CITT. Mo.. June 7.-Argument
In the cimi of the Armour. Bwlft. Cudahy
md Naleon Morris Pecking companies on
harge of accepting rebat from the Bur
lington railway on export ahlpmnt had
not been rorcluded when court adjourned
this afternoon.
The Burlington had signed a contract
w,th the packer giving them a rate of 23
-ents per 00 pounds, Mississippi river to
New York. During tha life of the con
tract the rallwiy raised Ita tariff to
t entr. Counsel for the defendant In their
Miunifnii todav took the ground that
-hn their contract with the railway waa
tgned at the 2S-cent rate it waa legal and
that the railway waa bound to carry It out.
It til necessary to protect their business,
it waa contended, by making contract of
thin nature and the packer were not re
sponsible for the fact that the railway
after agreeing to hlp It-product at one
rate, which t the time waa legitimate.
had later rained Ita tariff.
A. B. Van Valkenburgh will tomorrow
morning begin hi argument for the gov
eminent. The case probably will be given
to the Jury by noon tomorrow.
During the day the case against the
Chicago & Alton and J. N. Falthorn and
V. A., Wann. former official of that road,
charged with paying rebate on packing
home prodJcts, which had previously been
Het for trial thl month, wa continued
until next full.
tear Are Consolidated.
On Taesday last District Attorney Van
Valkenburgh and tha counsel represent.
Ing the defendants agreed to consolidate
the four case for trial purpose, the Is
sue in each case being practically the
same. Judge MrFhcraon gave both aide
until this morning to prepare an agreed
statement of facta. Both the govern
ment and the defendant were ready this
. morning with tha statement.
Before court convened A. B. Vsn Valken
burgh said: The statement will be read
to the Jury and the court will then In
struct It as to the law In the cases. The
usual arguments will then made and
the case submitted for a verdict. No wit
nesxns will be examined. The cases prob-
aliTf-wHI gg't the Jury during the day. '
The Jury wits secured without delay and
; the statement of facta read. The argu
menta wet then begun.
The statement read to the Jury was that
of the I'nlted States versus the Cudahy
Packing company, and is Identical with
the statement In the cases of each of the
other three defendants.
The statement in opening say:
The parties hereto so'wiy for the pur
pone of a trial In thla and any appellate
court to which the case may go, and for
nn other purpose, agree to the facts nere
Inarter set forth, the defentant waiving
any right to be confronted with witnesses
produced to establish any urn tacts.
The statement recites that the Burling-
ion railway had at the time that the alleged
offense was committed entered Into a traf
flu arrangement with the Kansas City Bel
Railway company, the Toledo, St. Lout
Weatrrn, the Grand Trunk Weatern rail
road, the Raiding Dispatch and the
Lehigh Valley railroad for ahlpmenta from
Kansas City to New York.
It Is set forth that the Burlington com
pany entered Into a contract with the pack
Ing company by which It agreed to carry
packing bouse product from the Missis
sippl river to New York at 23 cent per
hundred pounds, until December SI, 1906,
but that upon August 4, 19U5, the Burling
ton and Its connecting railroads filed
with the Interstste Commerce commission
an amendment to their tariffs making a
rate upon aaid shipment of S3 cents per
hundred pounds.
I'pon Beptember K 19u6. It Is stated, the
Burlington accepted from the packing com
pany for shipment from Kansas City to
New York and thence by the Hamburg
American line to Germany a consignment
of lard "for a rate named therein, which
Included the charge or rate of the steam
ship line."
Alton t aae lonttaned.
In tha I'nlted States district court here
this afternoon by agreement of counsel
the case agKlnst the Chicago dt Alton
Railroad company and J. N. Falthorn, Its
former Tie president, and F. A. Wann, Its
former assistant traffic manager, charged
with paying rebates on packing house pro
ducts,, waa continued over thl term of
court. The ease cannot now com up be
fore November next. The continuance waa
agreed to because of a ease with ' similar
issues Is soon to be tried In Chicago.
l.oekent of 'Lonaskeremea Reaalta la
, Maspeaaloa ot Ocean
An rnsrtcioiu, June ..As a result of
the lockout wnicn now ties up shipping on
th Pan rranclsco water front tho business MANILA. June 7. The gunboats Albs,
of the Pacific Coast Steamship company ' Mlndsnao and Malleno. which were cap
In this port Is now s a standstill. The j tured by Admiral Dewey when he destroyed
Stat of California, belonging to thla com- th Spanish fleet, have been old a Junk
iwny. as to sail today for San Diego and for $. at Olongapo. Tbe boats particl
the tMracao wa to call for Mexican port. ; pated In the battle of Manila bay.
Neither vessel cleared and many passengers
who had ertgagvd passage aboard them hed
their money refunded. Tbe Pad no Mail
Steamship company, which yesterday laid
off 'longshoremen, took back enough
men today to finish th loading of th New
port, which I to sail far Panama and way
port. No work I being done on th
Big Reeeptloa for Gamble.
YANKTON, 8. D. Juno T. (Special)
Venator Robert J. Gamble was given a
rouslug reception last evening on the oc
casion of his return from Sioux Falls,
where ho won his great victory over tho
machine ferceo of tho state. Yankto-i
peopl fully appreciate the retaining of
tho honor of a United State aoitator and
tho aocaiac boos was asad a tnatBBAb
Admiral RoJesMensk y t.eneral
l.inevllrli May Have to Fare
hnrsres la Rassla.
ST.. PKTKRSTURU. June 7 -The naval
court of Inquiry lias presented an Indict
ment against Vice Admiral Kojestvensky,
who commanded the Russian fleet at th"
battle of the Se.t of Japan, ond the offlir
f the torpedo boat destroyer, Hedovl.
which engaged and sank s Japanese tor
pedo boat. The trial of the Indicted offi
cers has leen fixed for July 4. The pen
alty Is death.
The Rech says thst Oenerul Rennen-
ksmpff. who command the Cossack cav-
try division during the war with Japan,
lias preferred charges against Lieutenant
leneral Llnevltch. who was commander
of the Russian army In Manchurin, for
holding communications with the revolu
tionary committee of railroad men dur
ing the strike on the Siberian rsllroad.
The army organ demands the trlsl by
courtmartlal of Colonel Relman of the
Semlnovsky regiment of the guards for
ordering summary executions during and
subsequent to the Moscow uprising and
Ites twelve cases where the colonel or
dered men to be shot without trial.
Raler of Ge
'.and Aastro-Hnn--f
(srr lint
VIENNA. June 7.. William pro
ceeded today to vlst -r ' Han Ton
Wllciek at Kreutaenst v 'le, accom
panied by the German , x. -Vador and
the Imperial suite. ' i
The telegrams exchanged ay be
tween the Austrian and Gen . emperor
on the one hand and the king of Italy on
the o'ther, evidently were drawn up with
the view to discouraging a continuance of
the reports of coldness between Emperor
William and King Victor Knimanuel and
... ... . . II 1 !
the consequent weaktng of the Drelbund,
The two emperors telegraphed Jointly as
As two allies, we send you. the third, a
sincere, united expression of unalterable
The Italian king's reply was equally
warmhearted. He telegraphed:
I share your satisfaction for unity and
beg that you will accept the assurance ot
my true and Inviolable amity.
Ship to tarry Crew of Klght Hnn-
derd Takes Water at
OIjABOOW. June T. The new Cunard !lne
steamer Lusltanla. the world a largest
liner, wa uccessfully launched at the
Clyde bank today. Hundred of visitors
from all parts of the country. belde. thou
sands of the local population, witnessed
the ceremony.
The LuMtanla 1 the first of the giant
Cunarders to be launched, and Its sister,
the Maratlnus, will follow it Into the sea
a month honce. The Lusltanla is 730 feet
long and It greatest breadth is eighty
eight feet, while Its depth moulded is sixty
and a half feet. It displacement la about
40,0nf tons and powerful turbine engine
wilt--drire It through the water at a sus
tained speed of from twenty-four' to
twenty-five knots. The cabin accommoda
tion are for HO first-class, HOO second
class and 1,300 third-class passengers, and
the crew will number about ?00.
Federal Parliament Meets and Will
Take Step to Proteet Local
MELBOURNE. June 7. Lord Northcot,
the governor general of Australia, In hi
speech at the opening of tbe federal Par
liament today, announced the Immediate
submission of a bill for the "preservation
of the Australian Industrie and th re
pression of destructive monoplles."
The governor general also stated that the
negotiations of the Australian government
for new preferential trade treaties with
South Africa, New Zealand and other parts
of the empire were far advanced.
to Pntllpptae Exhibit.
MANILA. June T.-The Philippines will
not bo represented by a government ex
hibit at the International exposition to be
held in New Zealand from November next
to May. 1907. Oovernor Ide told Commis
sioner Oow that tha exhibit at the BL
Louis exposition wa so expensive that
the Insular department had decided not to
end an exhibit to New Zealand. Commis
sioner Oow remain In Manila, trying to
Interest private Arm In the exposition, and
It 1 believed that an industrial exhibit will
be sent.
Sew Hotel for Manila.
MANILA, June 7. The scheme for a
hotel on government land has come to
nothing. The church property near Lutsna
has been sold to H. O. Dunbar of Cincin
nati, who. it Is aaid. will erect a hotel to
cost $600,000. Th government official
wanted the building erected on government
land and advertised for bids, but the re
strictions imposed were considered too
great, so Dunbar purchased private prop
erty. Observe Kmpress Birthday.
8T. PETERSBURG. June T.-Today wa
the empress' birthday and It waa observed
a a general holiday. The lower house of
Parliament, without specifically mention
ing the reiscn, honored the occasion by
adjourning until tomorrow.
Kanhqaake In Philippines.
MANILA. June 7. Three slight earth
quake shocks were felt at Manila on June
I and . tho last at !:: p. m , on the sixth
Instant. Th shocks are believed to have
been severe on the. island of Samar, bat
no rietMlls have been received
Old ftpanUk Boat Sold
T to Meet Dry Dork.
MANILA, June 7 TUe naval tug Peaea
taqua ha been ordered from here tv meet
th Boating dry dock Dewey at Singapore
and assist In towing It to this port.
Omrau Gntld Refwses to Commnto
aentenee of Varaerer of
Mahel Pae.
BOSTON, Juno T. Charles Louis Tuckar
of Auburadal. convicted of th murder of
Mabel Page at Weston in 1904. will bo olso.
t roc u ted In the state prison at Charles
Co wo during th weak beginning Jun M.
Governor Curtis Guild announced at a lata
hour tonight that ho had daclded hot to
taounut tin utno to Ufe Uuprlacnmrnt.
President Oaasatt Discharges Man Who
Testifies in Bailroad Hearine.
t hief Clerk Who Accepted rash from
Coal f'nnipnnle ow LrsTfi
the Pa roll of the
Penan) Ivanln.
PH1LADF.LPHIA, June 7. Joseph Hoyer,
the Pennsylvnnla railroad employe, who
yesterday testifi,.,i before the Interstate
Commerce commission to having received
large sums of money ami other gratuities
from producers of cos I on the Pennsylvania
lines, was toilny dismissed from the ser
vice of the company.
When the matter was brought to the
attention of President Cassatl he directed
the immediate discharge of Royer.
P.oyer In hi testimony yesterday said
that he had accepted more than $46,000 from
coal mining companies during a period
of three years. He was chief clerk In
the office of A. W. Glbbs, superintendent
of motive power of the Pennsylvania Rail
road co in puny and purchased the fuel coal
used In the locomotives of the company.
The donors he sulci were five different
coal companies which furnish coal to the
railroad. Hover's testimony was of a
ensatlonal character. He testified that he
had been allowed from 3 cents to S cents on
each ton sold to the railroad company In
such a matter of fnct manner that the
commissioners were almost stupifled by
the startling admission.
Another Kmploye ;et Mork,
Testifying before the Interstate Com
merce co'mmls.t!on today Joseph A. Aiken,
who has been chief clerk In the superin
tendent's office of the Monongahela division
of the Pennsylvania railroad, revealed
almost as startling evidence as that given
, . . T U r II .... V . V.
by Joseph P. Boyer before the commission
yesterday. On a salary which be said
varied from W to tlM per month, Aiken
had purchased stock In different coal com
panies amounting to nearly t76,on. He
admitted having received gifts of rash
from coal operators on the Pennsylvania
lines and hud also received 150 a month
for several month from a company store.
Mr. Aiken, who ho been chief clerk in
the superintendent's office of the Monon
gahela division of the Pennsylvania rail
road, gave some Interesting testimony.
At the outset he showed a disposition to
spar with Attorney Glasgow. After almost
every question he would stop to reflect,
cast his eye upon the celling and then
repeat the question before answering. He
told of large coal company Interests which
he said he had purchased with his own
money. When Mr. Glasgow wanted to
know how ho got the money he answered
"by Judicious investment of my salary."
In 1900 witness turned a profit of $20,000
by selling an option on coal lands to the
Pittsburg Buffalo Coal company. Wit
ness confirmed the testimony of Joseph P.
Boyer, who said yesterday that Aiken had
paid him 5 cents . ton on coal which the
Dunkirk Coal company furnished to the
railroad for which Boyer worked.
Mr. Aiken candidly admitted that the
money was given to Boyer for the, business
which Boyer could give. Mr. Aiken had re
ceived 1250 from coal companies because his
position with the railroad made him valua
ble to the. coal companies. Witness said he
owned 500 shares of the Braxnel Coal com
pany, for which he pnid $25,000. That Is at
the rate of M a share, but the company's
books show that tlOO per share was paid.
Mr. Glasgow admitted that the books
showed that price, but doubted that that
price had really been paid.
gome Shares Given,
Mr. Aiken testified he also has 250 shares
In the Dunkirk Coal company, for which
he paid 117,500; 500 shares In the Pittsburg
Westmoreland company, for which he
paid $12,500; sixty shares In the East Con
nellsvllle Colliery company, which cost
him $0,000; twenty-flvo shares In the Pres
ton Coal company, given to him by H. A.
Kuhn, president of the company, and
twenty-flvo share In the Crescent Coal
company, given him by John O. Craw
ford. Charges of flagrant discrimination in the
distribution of cars by the Pennsylvania
railroad were made by G. L. Potter, presi
dent of the Donohoe Coal and Coke com
pany. The operations of this company are
located in Westmoreland county, on the
Alexandria branch of the Pennsylvania
railroad. Mr. Potter said that In 1900 the
mine capacity of the company was 700
ton a day and the railroad' rating waa
600 ton. In 1905 the actual capacity wa
1,400 tons and the rating 900 tons.
das Francisco Committee Will Con
salt Pretldent Abont Federal
(raster of Bonds.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 7 -Following a
lengthy telegraphic communication with
President Roosevelt a substitute committee
of the cltisens' finance committee left for
Washington today in E. H. Harrlman's pri
vate car for the purpose of learning tha
president's view on the proposal to have
congress endorse the long-term bonds of
San Francisco in the sum of $200,000,000.
The subcommittee is composed of Walter
J. Bartnett. Judge W. W. Morrow, Dr. De
vine of the Red Cross society and Ben
jamin lde Wheeler, and it will be met In
the east by Mr. Harriman, the fifth mem
ber of the subcommittee.
Franklin K. Lan of this city, who has
been In New York for many weeks. Is said
to have obtained the promise of Wall street
financier to take the bond Issue provided
the Vnlted States endorses the bond. The
money thus raised is to be used for re
habilitation and reconstruction of San
Complete Absence of Ostentation
Marks Last Rite Over Body
WASHINGTON. Juno T. With simplicity
and complete absence of ostentation, in
acoordanc with hi expressed wish, th
funeral servlc of th lata Senator Arthur
Pus Gorman of Maryland took place In
thl city today from hi 1st re,denc.
Before th servtoea began many promt,
uent men. including th vie presi
dent and nearly all of Senator Gorman'
closest political associates Irt-Maryland, a
well a colleague from th senate and
house, In addition to member of tho con
gressional committee, were afforded an
opportunity to view the body.
Kalahta of Colnmbn Buy.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Jun 7. Tho
Knight of Columbus met oarlr today for
an all-day r-aslon. when a groat part of
tho unfinished business to be transacted
by th naikHuU ceuvcnUuo wlU ) U.
bond of , ,
This Impressive ceremony aa
performed by Pope Plus X In
the beatification of Julie
Bllllart, is described by
Asks for statement Regarding Inspec
tion of Meat for the Export
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, June 7. (Special Tele
gram.) In compliance with many telegrams
and letters from constituents asking that
something be done to counteract the In
jurious effect of the recent public agitation
respecting packing house conditions Sen
ator Millard today forwarded the follow
ing letter to Secretary James Wilson:
1 am asked to urge you to mnke a pub
lic announcement that the bureau of ani
mal Industry Is making, and has for veurs
made, a most tliomtiifn Inspection or live
stock and meat products for the export
The live stock Industry of Nebraska bus
reached enormous proportions and is so
ImiKirtant to the people of my stHte that
I feel Impelled to apieal to you to make
some public expression of your confidence
In the thoroughness and efficacy of the
system of inspection for years practiced
by the bureau of animal Industry under
your able direction. We must now do
something to protect our export trade In
meat products.
Ralph 8. Connell, a former resident of
Omaha now residing in' New Mexico, was
today appointed special agent of the In
dian bureau at J2.00U per annum, with an
allowance of $3 per diem when In the Held.
Mr. Connell received '. his appointment
through competitive examination and has
been assigned for duty In the southwest.
Thomas Kennard, his son, E. A. Ken
nard. and wife of Lincoln are in Wash
ington on sight seeing tour. Today they
were presented to the president by Con
gressman Pollard, who introduced Mr.
Kennard, sr., as the first secretary of
state for Nebraska. E. A. Kennard was
lately connected with the land office at
Senator Millard received a call today
from Dr. Pablo Arosemena. first vice
president of the Republic of Panama, one
of the best known lawyer and diplomats
not only of Panama, but of Central Amer
ica. He Is visiting America and among
other things is highly Interested In the
success of the Panama canal.
Representative Klnkajd has secured the
following pensions: Matilda M. Clark, for
merly widow of Isaac M. Kinney, Valen
tine, widow's renewal at $12 from October
31, 1904; Renssalaer M. Holmes, Elba. In
crease at $10; Katie, widow of Edward Mc
Donald, Crookstbn,; kltoied for- pension
accrued to May lo. 1899: Patrick II. Burke,
Hough, additional at $t from February 15,
1893. and $12 from April 18. 1906; Melville
B. C. True. North Loup, increase at $10.
State Convention at Indianapolis De
clares for Bryan as Candidate
for President,
INDIANAPOLIS, June 7 Democrats of
Indiana In convention today adopted a
platform strongly endorsing William J.
Bryan for the presidency and selected a
state ticket for all offices except governor
and reporter of the supreme court. Ben
jamin E. Shiveley of South Bend, former
representative In congress from the Thir
teenth Indiana district, wa permanent
The resolution committee waa at work
on the platform until after 9 o'clock today
and the report was not ready 'until the
convention wa In session. It was read
by Samuel J. Ralston of Lebanon, chair
man of the committee, and besides a num
ber of planks on state Issues, said:
The democracy of Indiana, In convention
assembled renews its allegiance to the
prlnclplee of constitutional government
through laws enacted and executed In the
Interests of the whole people, without
favor to Individual or class. It sends
greetings across the sea to that wise and
conservative statesman, unfaltering pa
triot and superb leader, William Jennings
Bryan, and pledges its vote In convention
and the electoral vote of Indiana to him
for president In 19u.
Tha platform denounces colossal com-
blnatlons of capital, the stifling of com
petition, the control of legislation by
bribery, the protective tariff sjatem, and
demands a tariff for revenue only.
The platform was adopted unanimously,
The endorsement of William J. Bryan was
received with an outburst that lasted half
a minute.
For secretary of state John F. Cox of
Columbus was nominated.
Mlasonrl Authorities Believe thnt
They Have Discovered a
Case of Kidnaping.
BOONVILLE, Mo., June 7. The con
ductor of the Missouri. Kansas & Texas
flyer left a 5-ye:ir-old boy with the station
agent here yesterday, the boy having been
placed In the care of the conductor by a
man at San Antonio, Tex., with Instruc
tions to put him off at Boonvllle, where
relatives would meet him. The youngster
gave his name as Willi Farrls. No rela
tives have appeared.
The boy la well dressed and lias a suit
case with plenty of fine clothing. Ho said
his father' name la William Caratend. He
talks of living In New York with "Aunt
Lixxle." He tells of servants and electric
lights and his prattle Indicates that he
lived in a home of wealth. Thu supposi
tion here is thut the child was kidnaped
In New York and wh-n closely followed
the little gellow was sent to Booiivllln to
get him out of the way. Bvery label and
mark whereby he could be Idenltfti-d or his !
home ascertained has been removed from
hla clothing
The little fellow I very bright, ha
brown h.ur and brown eyea und talk very
plainly and precisely. He spoke of having
been brought to San Antonio from Tor
reon. Mexico, w! ere he had been for some
time with his father.
Station Ag-er.i T. F Vltx has the boy
at his home and said today he would keep
him pending d'Vtlupmenln. Some advance
the theory that the bey has be-n abandoned
by parent who wished to dispose of him.
The boy cannot remember the address of
hi Now York houi other thaa that he
lived at "Aunt Uule'it" and ha aggl to
ga back t fcs - "
South Omaha Delegation Suoceedi in
Making. Itself Heard.
Namber of Addressee of Interest to
Live Stock Men lellvered Before
Convent Ion association
Is Prospering.
ALLIANCE. Neb . June 7-Speclsl Tele- j
gram. I Another ot thore epoch-making guU
days has occurred In Alliance tmla y In the
eleventh annual meellng of the Nebraska !
Stock Growers" association, superinduced by
the presence of South Omaha's worthy ami
enthusiastic commission men, who. like the
elt-Kance of their coming In a special train,
carried all liefore thein in the manner of
their boosting for their home market. South
The opening session of the convention
was an admixture of well rendered musical
numbers by the Elks' quartet of Council
Bluffs and home talent, together with an
address of welcome by County Attorney
William Mitchell of Alliance, which was
responded to by Hon. Fred L. Wright of
Scott's Bluff. This was followed by the
address of the president. John M. Adams,
which teemed with the good things accom
plished In the past, as well as what were
bound to be future happenings for stock
men, resultant of the prestige that comes
to a perfect and Immense orgsnlxatlon, the
association now embracing almost the en
tire cattle sections of the state. Secretary
E. M. Searle, Jr.'s. report confirmed the
glowing remarks of the president by first
showing where $9.0 hnd been saved the
members last year In Inspection. nd fol
lowed by a demonstration of the healthy
condition of the organisation. Dr. C. A.
McKIm of Lincoln spoke interestingly on
"Live Stock in Nebraska." E. A. Burnett,
dean of the agricultural college, gavn an
address on the "Value of Substations to the
8tockmen," which was well received.
Month Omaha In F.vldcncr.
To the South Omaha commlssjon men be
longs tho palm for the Immense enthu
siasm that hni marked the day. Begin
ning with their arrival an uproarious din
has prevailed as a result of the numerous
miniature cow bells they have spread
broadcast rs souvenirs. A marked fea
ture of the procession from the depot to
the Drake hotel, their headquarters, was
the gay decorations borne by W. J. C.
Kenyon, general manager of the South j
Omaha Stock yards, and Al Powell, all of I
which was topped off with two huge cow
bells. Another feature wa the presence of
Dory Sanders. George Smith and Johnnie
Wallwork. the head cattle buyers of
Armour . Co. Swift and Company and
the Omaha Packing company, respectively.
They proved such an attraction a tent
was engaged, and the multitude clamored
to get within with the result that they pay,
and Jim Guild Is going to take them on
all boosting trips hereafter.
The day's doings ended by a compli
mentary entertainment given by the South
Omaha delegation to the citizens of Alli
ance, who in turn have showered con
gratulation .upon, the necretary of the
South Omaha Exchange. J. M. Guild for
the excellent efforts he has made to In
duce all stock growers to paironlxe the
homo market, all agreeing that he and
his worthy cohorts are cementing a friend
ship, both business and social, that will
be lasting.
Tomorrow's program will Include the
election of officers of the association and
various demonstrations and further lec
tures of Interest to stockmen, followed by
a grand ball given by the cltlxens of Alli
ance in honor of their welcome guests.
Town of Goeaael, Kan., Practically
Destroyed by Storm Thurs
day Morning.
HILLS BORO, Kan., June 7.-A tornado
struck Goessel, a German Mennonlte setllo
ment fifteen miles southwest of here, early
today, destroying the largest store In town
and several residences. Several persons
were badly injured. No fatalities are re-
ported. Wires are down.
Goessel was practically destroyed. About
eighty persons were Injured. The most
seriously hurt are:
K.itle Hendrichs. aged 1$, leg broken.
Henry Ralzlaff, a farmer, hurt Internally,
may die.
Dr. Peter Rlchert, injured about head.
Rev. John Toevs, leg broken.
The tornado laid waste a strip 200 yards
wide. Several stores and twelve residences
were demolished and every residence In
town whs damaged. Tho Classen mill and
j the ""tt" Prot"ial school, nearing com
pletiun, were wrecked. The large Men
nonite hospital was only slightly damaged.
The Injured were taken there for treat
ment. TOPEKA, June 1. A cloudburst early
today In central Kansas caused the Cot
tonwood river to overflow its banks, re
sulting in much damage to railway prop
erty. According to advice received at the
general office of the Santa Fe In this
city there was four feet of water in tha
main street at itarion. Kan., thla morn
ing and seventeen inches in the depot
there. Two bridges on the Marlon and
McPherson branch were out and much
trackage had been washed away. At Flor
ence, between Clements and Cedar Point,
and between Sn (fords vl lie and Elllnor,
three bridges are In danger. At noon tho
water was receding.
EMPORJA. Kas.. June 7.-Hlgh water in
the Cottonwood river has tied up traffic
on the Buntu Fe railroad, but though the
river Is still rlidng, fair weather prevails
and further rain Is not expected, so that
the blockade will not continue long. Santa
Fe train No. 6. from Denver, is held west
of here, and train No. 5 Is not able to1
proceed farther west than Strong City.
California trains Now. 1 and 7 are both
beifig held hero until the water goes down.
A great deul of track betwnen Strong City
and Florence Is under water, though no
track has been washed away.
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I tate Charge! frith
Trying to Bribe a slat
MADISON. Wi.. Jun 7. Secretary of
State Walter L. Houser waa arrested at
hla office today charged with attempted
bribery of a state officer.
Th charge grow out of testimony given
recently by State Insurance Commissioner
Host to the legislative Investigating com
mittee. Host testified tiiat In 11)03 Houser
brought to him a prepared draft of a de
cision desired by the Equitable Life As
surance company and aaid that if It or
on subatantlally th aania should bo ren
dered th company would contribute 2O0
toward U LaFuUxt caiapaia fund.
Fair and ooler Friday. Kstsrssr
Fair and Mariner In Western Portion.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
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People In Vicinity of Johnstown
Driven from Home by High
JOHNSTOWN, Pa, June 7. Hoovers
ville. s town eighteen mile north of here,
was visited by a cloudburst esrly today
and Stony creek, at thl point, roe to
eighteen feet In a short time. The low
lands are Inundsted, but no serious dam
age has resulted. No fatalities have been
I Tonight reports Indicate that the waters
are receding and danger of further dam
Rgn Is lessening. Proliably $.t,000 will cover
all losses.
LATHOBE. Pa., June ". A torm as
suming the proportion of a cloud burst
swept Chestnut Ridge near Boggaley early
today. The bridge spanning Nlne-Mlle-Run
was carried away and the debris forming
a dam. completely inundated the town
which lies between Spurs of the ridge.
Clad In the night robes the woman and
children were rescued on Improvised rafts.
Torrents of water from the mountain
threaten the destruction of the Boggaley
reservoir and the people are camping on
the hills.
Bl'TLER. Pa., June 7. Continuous
thunderstorm and heavy rains last night
has resulted in the greatest flood in this
section In half a century. Between Boyds
town and Northhope the downpour resem
bled a cloud burst.
The high water has stopped the pumping
station of the Butler Water company and
work has been suspended In a number of
factories. Hvery railroad entering th
city Is disabled by the water and no mall
trains have reached Butler today.
Twrnty-Mne Brands of Champagne
served at Feast of Whole
salers' Convention.
LOUISVILLE, Ky June 7.-The Na
tional Wholesale Liquor Dealer' association
today elected the following officer:
President, Marlon E. Taylor, Louisville;
first vice president, M. W. Murphy, Chi
cago; second vice president. E. V. Daugh
ert, Philadelphia: treasurer, Ephrlam B.
Brice, Philadelphia.
It was the sense of the convention that
the next annual meeting be held In At
lantic. City, In pursuance of a policy that
the wholesaler hereafter meet in cities
where there Is no wholesale business, but
the selection of the time and place waa left
with the executive committee.
A resolution offered by William Mlda
of Chicago was adopted calling upon the
national gpvernment to. enact lap; putting
federal supervisors In charge of all dis
tilleries, whatever their capacity. It was
especially directed against hundreds of
mall distilleries of ten-gallon capacity In
. A resolution was also adopted recom
mending a law prohibiting the sale of
whiskies containing any poisonous or
deleterious substance, but condemning any
bill which would operate against tho blend
Ing of whisky.
rne convention closed tonight with a
banquet, at which twenty-nine brands of
champagne were served.
German Baptist Brethren Drop Word
"German" from Official Title
of Church.
SPRINGFIELD, III., June 7.-After re
ferring to a special committee the matter
of a change of name of the church by
omitting the word "German," with In
I structlons to report at the conference two
year hence, the German Baptist brethren
adjourned their annual conference thl
afternoon to meet next year at Long
Beach, Cal. The conference adopted a re
port prohibiting member from engaging
In the sale of diamond, gold rings, gold
watches, dominoes, dice, playing card and
other article for game of chance or dis
play. The church also took th ground
that no divorced person marrying again
while a former companion is living can
be received into the church unless th
divorce waa for adultery.
Da ere Connty Man Announces Him
self a Candidate for th
Hon. Charles S. Weston, former auditor
of the state, was In Omaha yesterday on
hi way to Lincoln, wber be will look
after some private business and take a
quint along th political fence.
"Since reading Mr. Sheldon' announce
ment In tho morning papers," said Mr.
Weston yesterday afternoon, "I have da
clded to make publjo my Intention to
stand as a candidate for the nomination
for governor by tha republican convention.
Thl matter has been talked of for some
time and I have received such encourage
ment a Justifies m In making the an
nouncement. I am out In the open now
and fully Intend to make all necessary
effort to secure the nomination."
Have Property on Tbelr Person
Stolen from Another Plaee on
Prevlona Night.
PlKKKb, S. D. Jun. 7. tSper.tal TJ-
gram.j-oeverai ourgianes nave Deen com-
mitted In thl city th last week and last ! rlld n had worked In a Chicago packing
night th polio discovered George Jef- j nouM months. in a univeralty etls
frte and Arthur Coppley In th tore of lBnt -
J. C. Eager & Co.. and whn they wer ,.Tou 4r, . specialist along eeenomlo
captured found them loaded wlLh Jewelry. ineB"
clothing and other stock from th. .tor, j ' . Modeiy forbids m to ay." fpU4
On .earchlng them several gold chain j Mr- Nelll. He Mld h. w,, ,n(1 hee
war found atlll bearing th price mark of for a yt,r and a haIr commissioner f
th Nelson Jewelry tor, from which they xr.
were .tolen th flr.t of th wek. Today Mr," Nelll ,h, r, a parting lntor.
Einal Emaachel waa arre.ted charged with vUw wm, Vr. py,on. consulting v.tcrlna
bemg th. lookout for th two boy In th ln Chicago, repre.entlng th packer,
store, and all asked a continuance until 1r. Tjyso,,, lis ald, suggeated that Nelll
Monday on a charge of burglary. I muA r,.vuc!.1s go to Wnshlrgton. mnke n
Haraar It. Indian Terrltor.
ARD.MORE. I. T.. June 7 Near Huldui,
1. T.. yesterday. Dr. F. A. Qrabain, a
prvminent physician of that plats, wa
hot and killed by Benjamin ' Stewart, a
well known oltlaan. Th causa that led UP
to U41 hooting; could, twit fe lnr&V
Meat Packera Do Not Waot to Fay BaJarie
of Inspectors.
He 8aji the Larare Houses Do Not Control
the Trade.
Preaideot'a Inspects Worked Sis Month
in One Chicago Plant.
Porkers' Aarenta Attempted to Get
Hint to Wnlt Thirty Day
Before Making til
WASHINGTON, June T.-Tb nous com
mittee on agriculture continued Ita hear
ing on the Nellt-Reynolds meat Inspection
report today, Thomas B. Wilson, manager
for Nelson Morris A Co., and represen
ting the large Chicago packing hou,
continued hi remarks on th Beverldge
amendment providing for meat Inspection.
Aside from the objection h had pointed
out yesterday Mr. Wilson aaid tha only
other serious objection was th provision
placing the cot of Inspection on th
Before discussing thla objection Mr.
Wilson waa questioned closely by Rep
resentative Henry (Conn.) and Haakln
(VI.) about the section intervening
between those ho found fault with last
night and that regarding th coat of
Inspection. r
"Have you been advised alnoa wo ad
journed yesterday not to make, further ob
jections? asked Mr. Hasklna.
"No sir; it so happens that most of th
objections are In the first section," replied
Mr. Wilson.
As to cost. Mr. Wilson said tha packara
had very serious objection to having thl
expense placed on them.
We are now under an expena ag
gregating tl.000.0fl0 a year for condemnation
of animals" he said.
Neither the raisers or producer bear
any of the loss on condemned stock. It
all folia on the packer" asserted Mr.
Denies Control of Market.
Representative Scott (Kan.) suggested
that it wa generally understood the pack
er so controlled the meat market that
they would be able to recoup themselves
the cost of Inspection.
"We could not," replied Mr. Wilon.
"The large packer kill only 60 per cent of
the meat supply of tho country aud do
not control tho market."
Representative Henry suggested that
the delinquencies of th packara had
placed them In the present position and
inquired why should the packer object
to paying If tho government la to "pull
you out of th holoT" ' '
Mr.-WHron objected to thl v!w -t
th case.- It was 'not the fault of the
packers. Th packer had sent man Into
every hamlet of the world to ' creat a
market. Tho packer were willing to com
ply with any new requirements, but thev
were now losing money on their English
market, but were carrying it to develop
the trade.
"But wo feel this to be an unjust bu
den and one we ought not to b called
on to bear," he added.
Chairman Wadswortb akd If any com
plaint had ever been made as to th qual
ity of Uie good shipped abroad.
"Well," replied Mr. Wilson, "I could not
say 'no' to that guestlon. Occasionally
we have a case of good sent back, but
we always try to get hold of tho goo. 1s
that are the' subject of complaint."
"What Is the result on your foreign
market of the present agitation?" aakad
Mr. Wadswortb.
"The result la very disastrous." replied
the witness.
Foreign Denaaaa Cnt In Two.
"Our foreign demand has been practi
cally cut In two. Our foreign competitor
are all making tha most of this and aro
getting the benefit tf agitation and w
ar standing th loss."
"Naturally," suggested Mr. Wadawortu,
"if your foreign demand fall off your
purchase of live stock wtll bo lesa."
"I do not ae wber w ar to find
market If our foreign trade la out off,"
answered Mr. Wilson.
"Well," continued Mr. Wsdsworth,"
"you will not have to buy th stock."
"No, but cattle raisers r accustomed
to ship their stock to Chicago and gat
their money for It. If thla should top I
don't ee how w ar to avoid a terrlbl
calamity In th west," responded Mr.
Wilson. "If.-' h said, "the packer ar
required to pay for thl Inspection It
would be a reasonable position for th
packer to take that they would not buy
tho stock that haa been condamnad. Un
der the Beverldge amendment. Mr. WIL
son said It would be poaalbl for th ecr
tary of agriculture to put an Inspector at
the elbow of every workman and charge
tho oot to the packer."
Representative Lorlmer (III.) suggested
that the Beverldge amendment would put
out of business thousands of slaughterer
doing an Interstate business snd would re
sult in creating a "beef erut" In reality.
Dr. Melvln. x-hlef of the bureau of ani
mal Industry, waa asked Incidentally to
state the number of government Inspec
tors lu Chicago. He ana wared seven ty
seven. fifty-nine stock examiner and fifty
Ac taggers, making 181 In all. In th
whole service he (aid there are 7SI.
Representative Henry of Connecticut
complimented Mr. Wilson for the showing
he had made, saying:
"I don't think the Chicago packers mad
any mistake In the selection of th repre
sentative they msde to plausibly present a
somewhat dubious case."
elll Replies to Wilson.
M. Kf(iI, then BQ. on th. .tand. M
conditions found aud suggestions for reror.
di'-H, thon to aalt thirty ds and eoai
bsck and ae if condition had not baea
bettered. Thl. h Indicated, was to pre
vent Injury to tho trad. kd KaS hatd
a avpUad. tbM M M tw ,wtfaorta a .