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OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING.
15, 1906-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
ST0R1I IN THE 1)UMA,BRYAN VISITJLTHE duma!oil hearing in oiiio
M. Pavloff Pays Kisister of War Has No
Pcwer to Suipen 1 Execution.
STATEMENT ALMOST CAUSES RIOT
Prof. Kus:n-Eavieff Flatly A.couses the
Procurator of Lyine.
DEMOCRATS TAKE PESSIMISTIC VIEW i
Pear that Radicals in Parliament Cannot i
AGRARIAN TIDE IS RISING
ST. rKTKRSHl RCi. June 14-Tlie lower
house of Parliament was rocked and
swayed this afternoon by successive waves
or passion evoked by a series of govern
ment communications, Including Military
I'rocuiator l'l.llofr's rejection of the appeal
of the house for a cessation of the execu
tions In the llulllc pro luces and the cool
r.x.iipat nf the orocurator of the district
court ihHt the house expel M. t Ilanorr.
i i,n..c ui.i.o..h a member
of Parliament. In order that he may be
arrested pending his trial for press of
fenses. So lierce was the storm that Pres
ident Moiiromtsefi: announced that he would
be compelled to adjourn the session If the
demonstration was continued.
The district procurator Inter Informed the
house that the trial of M. I'llanoff was set
for June iT. but that he was protpcted
fiom arrest by thr constitutional privilege
of the house, and that according to a pro
viso of the statute the right of expulsion
was asked for. This was read after a
number of speeches assailing the court's
artlon us being the most barefaced ef-,
M. Kukoskine's resolution "that the house
sees no reason to utilize the right of
expulsion and proceeds with the order of
tlio day" was adopted.
Pavloff filven the Me.
lroeurator Pavloff then ascended, the
rostrum In the face of the already en
raged house and read his promised com
munication regarding the death sentences.
Ha declnred that until the military laws
were, changed the courts-martial had no
option but to Impose death sentences for
such offenses tut those committed at Riga
and. Sevastopol. The right of revision, he
.explained.-rested solely with the governors
general, who can reject appeals or con
firm aentencea. The minister of war can
not Interfere and cannot decide whether
culprits shall be Judged by military o' civil
Procurator Pa cloff, after reading his com
munication In a hurried, agitated voice. Im
mediately left the hall, but none loo soon
to escape cries of "murderer," "aeaassln"
and "clog ' t rom the radical.', who hud
fwatft -thrW'W-1 4U-parlli. the ball.
At this point President Mouromtseft threat
ened to suspend the session unless order
was restored. He recognized Prof. Kusin
Karavleff. who flatly gave Pavloff the lie.
He cited caae after case with which he
was famlllair from his former connection
with jlhe Academy of Military Law in
which the minister of war threw the In
fluence of the courts-martini against ac
Ilemuerala Are Hesalnilatlc.
Bhrewd observers f the situation, aa Prof.
Mllukoff. leader of the constitutional demo-
criis. are growing more pessimistic chilly.
The radical element In the lower house of
Fartljmrnt are gelling more ami more out
of hands and events In the interior are
marching so rapidly that people almost
doubt whether the surrender of the gov-
ernnient to the demand for a responsible
ministry oould not now come too lute.
The leaders consequently are preparing
for eventualities. The authority of Par
liament Is growing constantly In the coun
try, and If the extreme elements can be
held in cheek a little longer the leadera
hoe tlvit when the crisis cornea the gov
ernment will realise the futility of re
sistance. On the other hand, the agrarian
movement, which Is now extending In all
directions threatens Parliament, as well as
the government, and It Is Increaalngly
manifest that the troops that come from
the villages are siding with the peasants
from whom they are recruited. Even the
Coesacks are beginning to rebel against the
odious wo.k of holding the people in sub
jection. M. Sveashnikoff, the Cossack
membir of the loyer house, claims to have
received a thousand letters from Cossack
Holdters. saying they are tired of playing
the role of oppressors of the people and
sailing that the time-honored name of
Cossack, formerly synononious with brave nHt 1 Know and can only seek to pro-
. . tect our population,
protectors of the countrj against the rav- iajy. in Chicago. 25.K cattle are slangu
ages of savage hordes on the border lauds, tered and numerous unimals are brought
was now' anathematized, and thev desire I 'l slaughterhouses already dead.
j Only thro veterlnanes are assigned to
in mm o'- "'" -r., i.i-
eled to Inflict on the nation.
The district court has returned an in
dlctmenl against M. Olianoff. the member
of Parliament from Saratoff and editor of
the social revolutionary paper Dielonaroda.
and proceedings have been begun against
fourteen workmen who Issued a revolu
tionary address to the country. The whole
. question of the inviolability of the persona
vof members of Parliament Is raised and
undoubtedly will become the- occasion for
Uo.ent. protests in the house. The N.sha
SMsn says Ihe piesent tension cannot be
prolonged a month longer.
STATEMENT JY MR. SHAW
Secretary Vara President Is ol Inter
ferlaar la Factional rplW-
of Any State.
CHICAGO, June 14. -Secretary Sliaw wst
In Chicago today enroute from Davenpoit,
la., to Washington.
"Tile reason ,1 stated in my telegram."
he S'iki, "that I had conferred with Ui
president before going to Iowa was that
certain Washington newspaper eon-' -
spondent had filled his paper with storis
to the effect that the president was dis-
. i ... l.t I alt. .ill. I luu',na 1 ,i t a .)..,!
In republican politics In my own x.ale
"Of course the president Is not iuter
lerl.ig. and will not interfere-, in low
factional politics. Whsi is more, I' have
not Interfered In Iowa factional politics
and do not Intend to. I have stated in all
mr speeches that I have no candidate for
governor of Iowa. I have spoken for no
one and I have spoken against no one.
The fight In Iowa la getting bitter and
lit their iwl some republicans are liable
to bacome forgetful of republican party
prlnclples. I have painted as best I oould
the old party, which I believe Is yet of
far greator Impnrtanoe than the cousunima-
mt aoy man's amblllou.
As .nc nf American mliMliir He
llrrnplra Seat In Diplo
H I". rKTKIiSKI'Kfi, June 14 William J.
Hi van wns hii interested Secttor of the
pi i ceilings uf tne lower hii!e of Parlia
ment today. Inning the agrarian debate.
which wh. continued throughout the morn-
I nir session, hp occupied a seat In the
diplomatic box as the guest of Ambassador
Meyer, Hnd during th recess Mr. Rryan
discussed the situation with some of the
lenders r the house, who appeared nx-
ions to explain thPir views to me uis-
titigiilshcd American. Anions others Mr.
uryan talked with was m. Aiiodin. leader
I nf thp iwuanl-workmrn group, whirl! la
' now denominated thp group of toll and Is
nt in Parllampnt.
The group nf toll has decided to carry thp.
fight against the decision of the district
ciMiit In t lie case of M. riiahoff, who has
been indicted, although a nieinbT of Par
liiimpiil. and therefore exempt from politi
cal prosecution, to the floor of the house.
Mr. Rryan was also buttonholed by a
harmless rrank who had planned to atop
famines by teaching thp peasants to eat
the field vats which destroy the crops, and
offered to subscribe If he could Inter
est Amer)"' to Mke up thep lan.
Asked "1; t his attitude toward the
president 3 dcy In WS. Mr. Bryan
expressed ''y 'l sufe at the compli
mentary resc. r vnwsed by various con
ventions, but . , was too early to
mnke any anno, . t as to his renom-
,n thp- afternoon. '
' Sryan called on
Foreign Minister Is Vv to whom he
whs presented hy' Am. ' ' VMeyer.
Mr. TSryan will leave Stockholm to
morrow. On his return tolhe Tnited StatPa
he will take a brief rest and then par
ticipate In the political campaign In In
diana. After the elections It Is his plan to
sail In December for Australia and New
Zealand to complete his trip around the
Mr. Bryan was deeply interested In the
Russian Parliament. In an Interview pub
lished here today he expressed the con
viction that Parliament will conquer In
the strugifle with the old regime. He es
pecially waa impressed with the moderation
and aclf-ivstraint displayed by the majority
under trying circumstances, which he de
clared the best pledge of ultimate victory.
WHOLESALE MURDER OF JEWS
Anarchist Thrown Bomb at Corpna
hrlstl Procession at Blalyatok
and Massacre Follow.
BIALYSTOK. Ruaslu,' June 14. A Jewish
anarchist threw a bomb among the Cor
pus Christ! procession which was In prog
ress here today and killed and wounded
many persons. In consequence, the Chris
tians attacked and massacred the Jews and
demolished their shops. Hundreds of per
sons were killed or wounded.
The bomb was thrown from tin" balcony
of a house In Alexundrovsk street. A
clergyman named Fcderoff was among thp
Immediately after the explosion Jew
began to fire from the windows of the
house. Soldiers, surrounded It and fired
rwo votlj s. Mcrfnwhlte the enraged Chris
tians attacked the Jewlah store in Alex
androv and Surax aereets. demolishing
the fixtures and windows and throwing the
goods Into the gutters and beating and
murdering the Jews.
Many Jews fled to the railroad station,
pursued by the mob, which killed aevenil
there. Three Jews wiere thrown from
! second-story windows of the building,
i : The Jews are fleeing from Blalyetok to
1 the neighboring forests and mobs are pur-
suing them. Detachments of dragoons have
j been sent out to protect the Jews,
I Jews arriving here on railway trains
i have been dragged out of the cars and
j many of them have been murdered. Troop
have cleared the. railway atatlon. At
i 4 o'clock this afternoon the disturbances
j mill continue.
FARMERS FAIR OPENS IN BERLIN
(iovrrunieat Minister Talks of Chi
cago Packing; Developments,
BERLIN. June. 14 Crown Prince Fred
erick and General von Podblelski, the
Prussian minister of agriculture, opened
the agricultural fair In a suburb of Ber
lin today. They both made speeches
eulogizing German farming and the wis.
dom of the state in protecting the people's
food by law.
General Podblelskl, in connection with
the opening, gave an Interview to the
Ikul Anzelger regarding the Chicago meat
packing sensation, during the course of
which he was quoted as saying:
What was taking place at Chicago wan
well known in the 1'nlted States. One
I can only be ntled with horror by the
I Information. I cannot express publicly
i Him ik.ks . unity. Hat can ttiy see?
' With u, one l-eteiinarian or Inspector
Investigate more than twenty
Not long ago a large steamer arrived
! at Kinder! loaded with meat, all of which
had to be thrown overboard. Many of
the animals were sick or dead before thev
Attempts have hIso been uiHcie In Den
mark to send bad meat Into Germany and
similar meat h.is been broughr here from
ItiissiH. It is established thai a sli;nloml
i of animals brought from Russia to Stettin
"ere suffering from Siberian plague. A
wh' ptolnscrannn!, arncorn?
FOREIGNERS JFURNISH MEAT
British Government lias o Oppor
tunity to Inspect Food While
LONDON. June 14. When asked in the
House of Commons today what precau-
l,, t,u,t hpn tMkpn to miw Hint riflfldl,
army contractors used sound material in
the manufacture of canned rr.eMts. War I
Secretary Huldane replied that no current j
army contracts were held by British mak- j
i ,rf- When contracts were held by British!
subjects army officers paid surprise visits '
': to the factories and took samples, which I
i WPI'0 s I ll u 1 1 1 1 1 i I t,t u a i , vir t 11 ifii 1 unalrn !
Mr. i.ea, liberal, suggested, that Mr.
1 1. h Ida ne send trained officers on surprise
visits to American pa. king house, whllei
William Redmond raised a laugh by sug-
ge.c,,,, ,.i cnere was plenty or room for
........ ....... . ., .u ,or ln.
formation regarding what quantities of
tinned meats and other provisions sup
plied by Brit Ian- firms were condemned
during the B.K-r war.
Prohlbltlualsta Against taiaot.
MADISON. Wis.. June 14 The Prohibi
tion state touventioii today adoptt-ri .i
resolution calling on rVimtors Honouer I'M
Lafollotte lo vote to cxiu-1 llped Km.uv '-.
1. Kniim of Madison nu nominated for
Special Session to Allow Standard Company
- to Offer Rebuttal Etidence,
OCTOPUS REFUSES TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY
Attorneys May Case Is Folly
Covered la statements on File
Independents t all On
CLEVELAND, O., June 14. The supple
mental hearing here today before the In
terstate Commerce commission at the in
stance of the attorneys, of the Standard
Oil company to permit that side to Intro
duce rebuttal testimony following the re
cent hearing hire was exceedingly brief.
But one witness was heard. Marcus C.
Tully, auditor of freight receipts of the
Ike Shore railroad. Attorneys for the
Standard Oil company announced that that
side had no witnesses to Introduce and the
hearing was adjourned.
The action of the Standard Oil repre
sentatives in thus abruptly ending the
heating oatne ss a surprise to the govern
ment. J. T. Marchand. chief counsel for tho
commission, was assisted by Julge S. .
Hard of Pittsburg.
In opening the session Judge Proutr
said he had received a letter from Virgil
P. Kline, chief counsel for the Standard
Oil company of Ohio, on June 7, In which
It was stated that the Standard Oil com
pany did not desire at this time to offer
Mr. Kline, who was present, corrobor
ated this statement and said that thU
oourse was decided upon because he be
lieved that a full reply to all the charges
against the Standard was on file in the
office of the commissioner of corporations.
Judge Prouty then asked if anybody
else desired to be heard and the only re
sponse was from Chief Counsel Marchani
who said he had the testimony of one wit
ness to offer, that of M. C. Tully, an audi
tor In the freight department of the Lake
Shore & Michigan Southern Railway eom
pany. Witness Sent for Records.
Mr. Tully's testimony was concerning
storage charges made against the Stand
ard Oil company at Chicago and It was
sought to draw from tho witness state
ments concerning the methods used by
the railroads In keeping such accounts, it
being the contention of Mr. Marchand that,
the railroad had allowed tbe storage,
charges attains l the Standard Oil company
to go unpaid and that the auditor's de
partment In Cleveland had afforded tho
local agent at Chicago relief in this re-
Mr. Marchand endeavored to show that
thlj was a roundabout way of giving the
Standard Oil company a rebate. Close
questioning on the part of counsel, how
ever, failed to obtain definite. Information
regarding the allegations. Mr. Tully main
tained that he did not possess the infor
mation with which to enlighten the com
mission. Commissioner Piouty took the
witness in hand and afte;- a sharp exam
ination orderod him to proceed to his
office and obtain the accounts of thq
Chicago office for the last two yeara con.
talnlng he record of freight charges. Tho
commission took a recess until Mr. Tully e
I hargri Settled by Voncher.
The first session was resumed when Mr.
Tully returned with the accounts In
Commissioner Prouty selected several at
random and proceeded to ask about them.
The reports examined showed storage
charges averaging $.500 a month against
the Standard Oil company. Without ob
taining any information as to whether the
charges were paid or not, Judge Prouty
by skillful work succeeded In drawing frcm
Mr. Tully the admission x that the agent
at Chicago was not required to send In
the cash for the storage charges against
the Standard Oil company, but that the
account was balanced by a voucher sent
to the Cleveland office. This, Tully said,
was done upon orders from G. J. Grammer,
traffic manager of the road.
The practice, he said, had been followed
since 1903, but had ceased on January 1 of
this year. t
There was no cross-examination and,
there being no other witnesses, adjourn
ment was taken without day.
Chief Counsel Marchand declared at the
close of the session that the failure of
Mr. Kline to offer any testimony or put
In a defense of any kind was complete
victory for the Independent oil men:
ROBERT B. ROOSEVELT DEAD
I'ncl of President Passes Away at
Hts Home oa Long
SAYV1LLK. U I.. June 14 Robert Roose
velt uncle of the president, died here early
today. He had been 111 for several months.
Mr. Roosevelt was 7i years old. He was
a life long democrat. Educated for the
law, he practiced his profession In New
York City for more than twenty years,
retiring In 1471 to devote himself to
literature and statecraft. He was edilor
of the New York Citizen for several yearST
an alderman of New York City; member of
congress. 1873-6; chairman of the executive
committee of the committee of seventy In
the fight against the Tweed ring; I'i.ited
Btates minister to the Netherlands, lie-i,
and was treasurer of tne democratic
national committee at the time of
Cleveland's second election.
From early life Mr. Roosevelt was deeply
Interested in field sports and active
promotion of societies and clubs for
the protection of game. He was
chairman of the committee for the
protection of soldiers during the war
with Spain; was at one time presi
dent of the Sons of the American Revo
lution and wm a member of all the com
mittee to aid the Boers in thetr war with
I WRECK ON THE 'FRISCO ROAD
ral Persoas Are lajared la Head
F.ad fotllaloa In goathwest
ST. LOl'IS. June 14. A long distancs t
! telenhone rnpASuee from .lonlln Ma utji-a
1 . ' ,. . ". , , , ,
!h-t the 'FYujco passenger train lhai left
,', .,, ' k-. vc
relght train between Wentwortu
Pler.-e City, Mo., this morning. Injuring a
I hr , .,.;..
( 1; wue a h,.dn1 collision, both trains
running at high speed. 'Frisco officials In
Bi. I-ouls al 10. SO stated they had not yet
8PRINGF1 ELD. Mo., June 14 At the
general offices of the 'Frisco railway In this
city it waa stated that only three passen
gers and two of the train crew were in
jured, none seriously, in the collision near
i Pt-rc City. No one was killed. Both
iiAi.fe: i cms I lie J no tbe track.
masons meet at sioux falls
Grand l.rie VeeVrons and F.nslern
Star 'Indies In Session
SlOlX FALIJ4. 8. D., June 14.-S)ccial
Telegram. The Mssons of Soith Inkota j
and auxiliary societies have hud jsissrs- ,
sion of Sioux Kails this week, the occa-
sion being the annual meeting of the
grand lodges of the various Misonlc so
cieties of the state.-
At the sixth annual session of the Ma
sonic Veterans' sssoclation the following
officers were elected for the ensuing year:
President, John I Turner, Springfield ;
vice president. Charles McDonald, Wes
sington Springs; George V. Avers, Dead
wood; treasurer. U. M. Rowley. Huron;
secretary, Dosthenes Drew. Hlghmore;
marshal. Frank Kunerth. Sioux Falls.
President Turner presented the associa
tion with a denarius, or penny, of the
Roman period 117. A. D., which had been
given him by Robert Morris, the well
known Kentuckian, Who was prominent In
the Masonic circles In his day. The coin
Is considered a valuable relic, of the past
and will be preserved among the treasures
of the association.
The total membership of the Veterans'
association in South Dakota Is something
over 1H and of these sixty-five attended
the meeting held here this week. ,
The following are the new officers of the
Masonic grand lodge of South Dakota
elected at the meeting held In Sioux Falls
this week: Grand master, Robert Mc
Caughey, Aberdeen; deputy grand master,
William K. Mllllgan, Aberdeen; senior
grand warden, Joseph J. Davenport, Stur
gls; Junior grand warden, Samuel A.
Brown, Sioux FAlls; grand treasurer, John
C. Bryan, Planklngton: grand, secretary,
George A. Pettlgrew, Sioux Falls.
Lead, situated In the Black Hills, was
chosen as the place for holding the an
nual meeting of the grand lodge next year.
The date will be the second Tuesday In
The members of the Order of Eastern
Star at their annual 1 business session
elected the following offloers for the com
ing year: Grand matron. Mrs. Jessie Har
ris. Aberdeen; grand patron. J. C. Knapp,
Bisseton; associate grand matron, Mrs.
Linnle P. Ketcham, Montrose; associate
grand patron, W. A Morris, Red field;
grand secretary, Mrs. '-A. M. McCallister.
Madison; grand treasurer, Mrs. L. Har
oldson, Brookings; grand conductress, Mrs.
Wllkie, Lead Ctty.
ACCIDENT LED TO ARRESTS
Displacement of Wreath First Showed
Wonnds oa Body at Dead
SIOCX FALI-S. 8. D., June 14. -(Special.)
The accidental displacement of a small
wreath of flowers which had ben placed on
the brow of Miss Agnes Poh-els, the 16-ye.ar-old
girl for whose alleged murder Mrs.
Emma Kaufmann, wife of Moses Kauf
mnnn, a wealthy Slouv Falls brewer, was
arrested, resulted In the discovery of what
many persons believe to be one of the most
damnable crimes ever committed In South
Dakota. Mrs. Kaufmann may not be the
guilty party only tha future will decide
thatbut that, the g5r was the victim of
foul play is firmly "beUrfved. by thousands
who have 'familiarized themselves with the
After the girl died in the Sioux Falls
hospital her remalnfc were prepared for
burial and shipped to the parents of the
girl, who reside on a farm near the little
town of Parkaton, Hutchinson county. The
undertaker at that place who took charge
of the remains at the funeral of the girl
In working over the body by accident dis
placed the wreath of flowers. Near the
edge of the hair a wound was exposed, this
being one of the six wounds which after
ward were discovered on the dead girl's
The funeral was held as per schedule and
the body was interred, as had been ar
ranged. After the funeral the. fact that a
wound had been discovered on the girl s
head became a matter of general rumor
and the citizens of Parkston soon became
so aroused over the matter that It was
determined to disinter the remains of the
girl and make an examination of their con
dition. This was done, and the other
wounds, gashes and bruises which have
played so Important a part in the pre
liminary hearing of Mrs. Kaufmann were
CROW REGISTRATION BEGINS
Crowds at HU Unas. Miles City and
Sheridan .ot as I-arare aa
BILLINGS, Mont,, June 14. Registration
for hinds upon the Crow Indian reserva
tion began here today.
Carl Meyer of the general land office
and Captain White are in charge and have
an adequate force of clerks to enroll the
thousands of citizens who will take chances
In the big lottery. Commissioner General
Richards of the general land office will
arrive from Cheyenne Saturday.
Profiting by their experience al the
I'lnlah registration, the government forces
have the crowd well in hand and every
thing la moving along smoothly. There aru
not so many people present as expected
the first day, but it Is understood that
many have been delayed by the washouts.
The registration of the day will amount
to about act), according to an estimate
mado at noon.
The registration office at Miles City did
not open this morning, owing to the failure
of the necessary notary blanks to arrive.
Not to exceed two dozen people from the
east are at Miles City and there appears
to lie little interest there In the affair.
SHERIDAN. Wyo. June 14.-Tiie regis
tration for the drawing of the ceded lands
on the Crow Indian reservation in Mon
tana began here at 9 o'clock today.
The registration la being conducted by
W. F. Stalky, an agent of the general land
office, and three clerks. At the time of
the opening of the doors of the registra
tion office shout people were in line.
No special tiaius U-arlng homeseekera
have arrived it. but reports say that
several are on tiie way and the first large
installment of applications Is expected, to
Ample provisions have been made for the
people who come snd sp.-ia efforts have
been made to put lli- diy in good sanltary
condttioiv Perfect oni.-r and good feeling
Lavina K. Suliivan, Ram ht u-r. Wyo .
and Sam Bernhardt, Newcastle, were i , .
first registered. Kverythlng is running
smoothly. Only 604 registered today.
Flseopals to blcct Bishop.
PORTLAND. Ore.. June 14 The conven
tion which will elect a successor to the
late Right Rev. B. Wislar Morris, bishop
of the Protestant Kpiscopal diocese of
Oregon, will meet al Trinity church In
Portland today. Among the candidates ,0
are most prominently mentioned In connec
tion with the orti.. la Rev. Cliarlea ocsddlug
of La Ui-ange, 111.
MEAT BILL UNSATISFACTORY
President Tells Hons Committee it Dons
Hot Meet Situation.
WRITES LITTER STATING OBJECTIONS
If Kierntlve lana Mensnre lie
Will Append Meinornndnm
Sajlna; It Is Inad
equate. WASHINGTON. D. C June 14.-A care
ful examination of the substitute proposed
by the committee on agriculture of the
house for the meat Inspection amendment
of Senntor Beverldgc to the agricultural
appropriation bill was made this afternoon
by President Roosevelt. The president. U
can be said. IS opposed to the house sub
stitute In Its entirety. He may not go
so far as to veto the bill, but he bus
made It clear that he does not deem the
house provision nt all adequate.
Representative Wadsworth of New York,
chairman of the house committee on agri
culture, conferred with the president and
the president told htm fianklv thnt he
could not approve the house provision. The
president pointed out that the failure .f
the committee to provide for inspection nt
all houses, either of the day or of the
night was a defect which he could not
pass and he urgently disapproved also of
the court review clause. The president did
not lay special stress on the proposl'ion of.
the committee that the government should
pay the expenses of the inspection, al
though he feels that if the government is
required to do so, the law will be Jess
President Writes Letter.
After his conference with Chairman
Wadsworth, President Roosevelt wrote a
letter to him, stating his objection In a
definite and formal way In order thnt
his position might be of record. The letter
was not made public.
If the measure should be enacted, tho
president does not say he would sign it, but
if he should sign It, he would append a
memorandum which would Indicate unmis
takably that he regards the law as Inade
quate, and unsatisfactory.
Chairman Wadsworth has decided that he
will not discuss ln any manner the ob
jections of President Roosevelt to the meat
Inspection amendment. He will refer the
matter to his committee without delay,
when the objections will be considered.
In the majority report on the measure
which Chairman Wadsworth flailed ln the
house Just before adjournment today, the
statement Is made that the public interest
In tho matter Is fully appreciated; also
its great Importance In the business In
terests of the country and to the health
of the people.
"Any seeming delay." the report con
tinues, "has been due solely to the desire
of the committee to give this important
subject full consideration."
An Recount of the, hearings Is given and
the manner of considering the Beveridge
amendment is stated to have been "not
only paragraph by paragraph, but line by
line and word by word. The committee
finds itself In entire accord with the gen
eral purpose of this amendment.
"But while concurring, heartily In the
general purpose of the amendment your
committee found Itself disagreeing to such
an extent with Its requirements and
phraseology that a substitute seemed to be
the simplest way In which to present its
The report next details the substance of
every paragraph of the substitute, the pro
visions of which were made public last
Paring; the Freight.
Commenting on the wisdom of placing
the cost of Inspection on the government,
the report says:
The" men , whose duty It will be to exe
cute the provisions of this act will he
government officials and their salaries
should be paid iu nre the salaries of all
other federal officers by all the people,
and not by a special tax levied against a
given interest. The proposition to create
by n special tax on a single Industry a
largu fund which shall be held at the dis
posal of an executive officer to lie drawn
upon at his discretion without legislative
enactment seems to your committee to be
an abdication on the part of eongress of
one of Its important' functions.
The existing meat Inspection law. for ex
ample, which has been in effect for nearly
fifteen yeurs, has been enforced from the
beginning at the public expense. There
seems to be no good reason why this prac
tice siiould be changed now. The pure
food bill, now pending before congress, If
enacted Into law will entail for Its en
forcement considerable expense. This legis
lation seems to your committee to be ex
actly analogous to the measure under con
sideration. Inasmuch us the necessity for
It arises from a precisely similar cause,
and yet it is nowhere proposed to tax
the cost of the enforcement of this law
ogainst the manufacturers of the products
to which the bill relates.
One of the most important results which
It Is hoped will follow this legislation will
be t,he restoration of public confidence not
only in our own country, but in other
countries. In the purity and wholesomeness
of Amerlcaji meat and meat food products.
Your committee does not believe that this
object would be attained by legislation
which requires those who sre lo bs In
spected to pay the cost of the Inspection.
On the contrary. It believes that the knowl
edge of this fact would discredit the Inspec
tion nnd cast suspicion upon it.
Minority Report Comina.
A minority report is in couise of prepara
tion by Representatives Umb of Virginia
and Bowie of Alabama, and will be filed
with the house probably tomorrow. It will
contain three main points of difference"
with thp majority provision. Thpse are:
First, that the cost should not he put
on the government: second, the court re
view; third, the waiving of the civil ser
vice regulations for one year In the ap
pointment of Inspectors.
At to the cost provision, the report will
sttate that the appioprlatlon uf I'.'.cViO.(KX)
can be justified only on two grounds:
First, as a means of preserving the busi
ness of the packers, and second, the pro
tection of the health of the American
people. The answer to the first is that
the packers are well able to tuke care of
themselves and should expect to puy the
expenses Incident to the preservation of
their business. As to the second, If the
packers have been the faulty ones In bring
ing about condltionsi requiring drastic
remedies, they should be willing to bear thr
cost of the remedy. .
The court review amendment, aceoi'ding
to the minority, gives the right of review
to the packers, but gives no such right o
the government, thereby creating a danger
The waiving of the civil regul:i-on. It
is contended, will Mil the (lacking house
with inspectors appointed by pnliticn' in
fluence and handicapped us free agents.
Maaofartarere' Committee Glvea
Fresh Meat Departmeats Clean Bill.
CHICAGO. June 14 The committee of
the National Association of Manufacturers
lppoiuted to make an examination of the
picking establishments at the Colon Stock
yards will submit Its report tomorrow.
Tlie committee consists of President J.
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PACKERS ASK NEW TRIAL
Motion Filed at Kansas City Alleges
Mne F.rrors on Part nf
KANSAS CITY. June 14. Motions for new
trials were filed today in the 1'nlted States
district court here todiy by the Armour
Packing company. Nelson Morris Co., Swift
and Company and the Cudahy Tacking com
pany, convicted Tuesday cf accepting con
cessions from the Burlington railroad. The
motions will be passed upon by Judge
McPherson on June 2'-'.
Kach of the motions reads ss follows:
Now comes defendant and moves the
court to set sslde the verdict and grant a
new trial for each of the following reasons:
First The verdict is against the evidence.
Second-The verdict Is against the law.
Third The court erred In overruling the
objections made by the defendant to the
Introduction of any testimony.
Fourtli -The court erred In overruling the
defendant's objection to the Introduction
of the agreed statement of facts.
Fifth The court erred In overruling cIp
fendants' objection to the Introduction of n
portion of paragraph No. 10, to which ob
jection was made.
Sixth The court erred In overruling ob
jection to paragraph 13 of the agreed state
ment of facts.
Seventh The court erred ln refusing to
give tlie Instructions asked for by de
fendants directing verdict for defendant.
Klghth Tlie court erred ln refusing to
give each of defendants requested Instruc
tions numbered 1 to H. Inclusive.
Ninth The court erred In giving each of
those portions of the charge to Which ex-i-eptions
were by the defendants at the
A similar motion will be filed In the case
of the Burlington, convicted Wednesday of
granting concessions to the packers.
CONVENTION WITH ECUADOR
Fever Quarantine Mar Re Kstabllahed
Between Canal Tone and
WASHINGTON, June 14. Preliminary
negotiations have been concluded between
the ITnlted States and Ecuador for quar
antine regulations which will lessen the
possibility of interchange of yellow fever
Infection between Panama and Guayaquil,
the chief port of Ecuador.
The Pan-American conference at Rio
Janeiro ln July will have International
quarantine as one of Its chief subjects for
discussion and it is likely an agreement
will be effected between all the American
republics for uniform quarantine regula
tions and for the proper sanitation of all
ports, but pending this general quarantine
agreement a temporary' truce with Eciudor
is stated to be necessary, as the west coast
of South America is a constant menace to
canal construction on the isthmus because
of the prevalence of yellow fever.
EDITORS DESIRE PUBLICITY
Object to Fraud Orders Against X cris
ps perl Without Hearing; on
INDIANAPOLIS, June 14. The commit
tee appointed by the National Editorial
association o Investigate the postal laws
of the 1'nlted States and make recom
mendations reported today, favoring a
modification of Uie present rule of obtain
ing a fraud order. This committee made
an exhaustive report, covering in part the
whole question of second-class postage.
"A legitimate publication, accorded second-class
mail privileges," says the report,
"should not be refused the same without
due process of law, nor should any officer
of the Postofflce department have the rlglit,
upon information or upon his own motion,
to Issue fraud orders without proper cita
tion from the party concerned nnd the
hearing of the charges In open court."
Governor Hoch of Kansas was expected
to arrive this afternoon and read a paper
on "The Country Editor, by One of Them."
VOLIVA ON WITNESS STAND
Maa Who Supplants l)unli Tells of
His Work at .Ion
CHICAGO. June 14.-VVIlbur Glenn Vo
llva, successor to John Alexander Dowle,
occupied the witness stand today In Judge
Indls' court In the suit relating to the
ownership of Zlon City. Vollva showed no
i signs, of nervousness, and answered all
questions In a firm voice. His testimony
I related to the transfer by him of real
I estate in Zlon City prior to the transfer of
Zlon City to Alexander Granger at the
time of the deposition of Dowle.
A number of hills of sale and instruments
of tranpfer were then read to the court
purporting to show how Zlon City was
tskert from Dowle and given to Alexander
Granger under power of attorney given
Vollvti by Dowle.
PIERCE WILL BE HEARD
Head of Missouri Oil Company Sends
Message from evr York
ST. LOL'IS, June 14. II. Clay Pierce,
J chairman of the board of directors of the
Waters-Pierce OH company, whose attor
ney. John I. Johnson, promised Monday
that he would be In St. Louis to appear
at the oil hearing Friday, was In New
Y'ork at noon Thursday. He communicated
i with hie St. Louis office by long distance
Attorney John I). Johnson, when asked
whether Mr. Pierce would be st the hear
ing tomorrow;, said:
"1 must absolutely decline to discuss
that matter. I have nothing to say about
GREAT JOY IN OKLAHOMA
telebrallou Follows rm of Ihe
Passage of Statehood
GCTHRIK, Okl., June 14 Whistles were
blown, guns fired and flags flung to the
breeze when the news reached this city
and other cities in Oklahoma and Indian
Territory that the house had adopted the
statehood bill. Crowds of excited citizens
are marching the streets here tonight bear
ing Amerli-au flags with an additional atsr
representing the new stale of Oklahoma.
Farmers and Battlers In the outlying coun
try are congregating in the city for a gen
NOW READY TO SICS
Honse Adopts the Conference Report on thi
DRAMATIC SCENE IN THE HOUSE
Delegate Smith Insinuates that Spaakei
Interfered with Measure.
CANNON MAKES STATEMENT FROM FLOOR
Sajs Bill Does Not Meet His Views and
Denounces Charre ss False.
SENATE WILL VOTE ON CANAL BILL
Aareenient Made to Take Final
Action on Matter of Determin
ing Level on Thurs
day. WASHINGTON. June 14. -The house s.
i.'Ai adopted tin conference report on the
st.itrhood bill, which will go to the presi
dent for his signature.
Not In years has the house nf representa
tives witnessed a more dramatic scene than
it witnessed today. Incident to the adop
tion of the conference report on statehood.
At the close of a wearisome day's debate
on the sundry civil bill, the geological sur
vey discussion occupying the major portion
of the time. Mr. Hamilton of Michigan,
chairman of the committee on territories,
called up the conference report on the
statehood bill. In anticipation of something
unusual, most of the members were In their
seats, while the galleries were comfortably
Mr. Moon of Tennesse, the ranking mem
ber of the minority on the committee on
territories, had made a statement In rela
tion to the position of the democrat, on
the compromise agreed to in conference.
He was frequently interrupted with ap
plause and was followed by Mr. Marcus
A. Smith, the delegate from Arlsoua, who
took occasion in a guarded way to In
sinuate thst there hnd been undue influence
used ln postponing an agreement.
Smarting under what he believed to be
a direct Insinuation against him. Speaker
Cannon Impetuously left the chair, calling
Mr. Dalzell to the desk and taking a posi
tion, unconsciously, ln the aisle opposite
the seat which he occupied for many years
until chosen speaker, he asked the speaker
pro tempore for rive minutes to explain hla
position. Thunders of applause greeted the
speaker as he stood with hand uplifted, his
head shaking, waiting for quiet In the
house. Again and again waves of applause
swept over the chamber, democrats and
What Cannon Said.
Finally order waa restored, and then,
measuring every word. Speaker Cannon
Mr. Speaker: As a member of the house
of representatives during this session, as
st nil other sessions, I have represented
my constituents and acted for the whole
people according to my beat Judgment.
The coming into the union of Oklahoma,
and Indian Territory meets my approval.
If I had my choice and were supreme I
would Infinitely prefer irt see Oklahoma,,
and the Indian Territory come Separately"
with an aggregate population of XS00,iJ0o,
with four senators, rather than to see New
Mexico and Arliona come together, and
God knows rather than to see them come
singly with about 300.000 population and four
I would not have taken the floor had not
the honorable gentleman, the delegate from
Arliona (Mr. 8mith, made the remark that
there was a high penalty for tho governor
of that territory to attempt to Influence
legislation or for one legislative body or
Its membership to attempt to traffic In
the legislation with the other Inorder to
secure other legislation. If I correctly state
That remark could not have had but one
motive and one meaning and that meaning
Is that someone In the house has sought
to affect legislation In the house as a
matter of traffic ln order to secure action
upon this matter ln the senate. That Im
putation. Implied so fsr as It reflects upon
the speaker of this house, and, so far as
I know or believe, upon any other member
of this house, Is unworthy of the gentle
man that uttered It and without founda
tion In fact, (lxnid applause).
When Speaker Cannon finished the house
was in an uproar. It could not be con
trolled .ior dil the presiding officer mak
any effort lo do so. Members who had
sat In silence during tie delivery of the
speech, democrats end republicans alike,
crowded around the speaker to Shake htm
by the hand and tell him how glad they
were that the long-drawn-out fight for
statehood hud been happily ended In u
compromise and that his speech voiced the
sentiment of the members.
Delegate Smith's Speech.
Delegate Smith ln his speech, to which
the speaker took umbrage, said:
Mr. Speaker. Three times through the
house of representatives, twice demo
cratic and once, republican, wa have suc
ceeded In passing bills for the creation of
sciiarate states out of New Mexico and
I Arliona. The less said about the wsy this
hill has rured tne Better tor tne tne history
of tills congress.
There Is a law in Arizona that If one
legislature trades with another on the
legislation before that body he Is guilty
of a very high misdemeanor, and If tlie
governor shall attempt In thnt benighted
land to Influence legislation by proinl
of a veto or the withholding of a veto to
secure other legislation, lie goes to the
I congratulate Arizona. thanking tbe
house for what Is has ultlmsUiy done, and
we shall at !h next session of tills con
gress, when the election returns ere, shown,
demonstrate to this house whether In sp1t
of what I conceive to be a bribe of a&.Aie.-
. M in this bill. and I rejected thst l.efnre
the committee he have a people above
; such considerations. I hvae no doubt we
, shall come bac k with such a veto on the
proposed proceedings that this will he the
last we shall hear of Joint statehood for
Arizona and New Mexico. (Applsuac on
the democratic side.)
win. von; ox hhal i.kvrl
Senate Agrees to Take Artlon aa
WASHINGTON. June 14.-The senate to
day decided to vote next Thursday on Ihe
Panartia sea level canal bill, accepted the
conference reports on the diplomatic and
naval appropriation bills, the former com
plete and the latter partial; passed a bill
limiting tbe liability that may be assumed
by Individuals to national banks, adopted
Senator Morgan's resolution relative to
Ihe control of the Panama railroad, admit
ted A. W. henson ss the successor of
Senator Hurton of Kansas, received the
reclentl.ils of Senator-Elect Dupont of
Iielawan, listened to a speech by Senator
DiMlen in support of a lock canal across
the Isthmus of I'aiiuina and pussed Several
In connection with the agreement to vote
on the canal bill Senator Fnraker raised
the point that the senate Is not sufficiently
informed on the question of type of canal
to vote this session st.d a sharp debate
ensued, but In the end no one objected and
the date waa fixed.
The Semite adjourned at M:Du p. hi.
Minnesota Jssi lajared.
MINNEAPOLIS, June 14-Judg C. U
Pond of tho district court was tirobal.lv
fatally Injured by bstug ran ao-wg by a
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