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The. Omaha ; Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI -NO. 28.
OMAIIA, FRIDAY MORN 1X0, JULY 20, 1906-TEX PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
TRUST IS DISSOLVED
fewer Pipe Combine Ames to 0 Out of
AFRAID OF GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION
Attorney Offen to Dieeolre Pool Bather
Han Ftoe Icquir.
MISSOURI OIL RATE HEARING RESUME!
Board of Bailwa j and Warehotuo Commie
lioaen Are Takinr Testimony.
REPORTS RECEIVED rROM PARALLEL ROADS
Nothing hewn Which Weald War
rant Board ia Starting Proceed
ings Inder Anti-Merger
' Law of the State.
JAMESTOWN. N. T.. July 19 The Sewer
Pipe Trade association, familiarly known
the "Sewer Pipe trut," entered a plea of
not utility to the charges of a secret con
tract to limit the production and control
the territory and prices of aewer pipe be
fore the giand Jury In this city today,
t'nlted Btatee District Attorney Brown had
prepared a mane of evidence aaalnat the
company, which he was Intending to pre
sent to the grand Jury,, when Harry A.
Hall of Pittsburg, attorney for the asso
ciation, submitted the proposition that
rather than submit to the proposed in
vestigation by the grond Jury he would
enter into an agreement whereby the as
sociation would be dissolved and go out
of business. The proposition was accepted
by the district attorney.
state Board Resumes Taking of Testl
moir ta Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, July 1.-The oil rata
hearing po'Poned at St. Louie on Julr
was resumed here today by the Missouri
Board of Railway and Warehouse Com
A hearing of the complaint of the Na
tlonal Petroleum association and the Na
tlnnal Refinery company, both of Cleve
land, O., was held before the board In
Kansas City last month for three days
The taking of testimony was not conclude!
because adjournment was taken to St.
Louis for July 9. Inability of Important
witnesses to be present at St. Louis caused
another postponement to this city Vday.
The principal complaint made last month
mas that the Standard Oil company is re-
eivlng much the better rates In Missouri
and as a result has a big advantage over
Before the heating was begun today F.
M.. Bradbury, secretary of the state board,
was asked about the possible proeoellngs
against railroads In Missouri which par
allel and are therefore suspected of having
common Interests. He said:
. "I have recently sent out requests to all
. of the roads In the state which parallel,
asking them the regular formal questions
prescribe y law. , AJI have replied that
there Is nothing at all being carried on for
- mutual benefit, and that there Is nothing
of the merger nature. Their contracts be
tray nothing which may be counted against
them In the eyes of the law. That Is a
far as the board goes in the matter.
do not know what the attorney general's
office Is doing In the matter."
Mr. Bradbury named the following rondi
as paralleling and the ones from which he
requested and received statements: The
Chicago & Alton and the Rock Island; the
'Frisco and the Kansas City, Clinton &
Springfield; the Chicago, Burlington tt
Qulncy, Burlington A Kansas City;, the
Missouri Pacific and the Wabash.
The hearing was set for this morning,
but was postponed until afternoon on ac
count of the nonarrlval of out-of-town wit
When the hearing was resumed this aft
ernoon the Independent shippers presented
Comparisons of railroad rates for oil In
carload lota In several states. These fig
ures were the moat interesting feature of
tha session. F. W. Bols of Cleveland,
traffic manager of the National Petroleum
association, wae the principal witness. Mr.
Bolt said that the carload rate from Cleve
land to Huron, O.. fifty-one miles. Is 6o
a hundred. In Missouri, north of the Mis
sour! Pacific railroad, the witness said
the rate le Ho for fifty miles; south of thut
rosd ,the rate is 16o for fifty miles. In
Kansas the witness said the rate for fifty
miles le ft'tc '
Other comparisons given by the witness
Whiting to La Crosse, Ind., sixty-eight
Chicago to Coal City, III., fifty-nine
In low, fifty miles. c. .
Cleveland to Toledo. 108 miles, ic.
In Ohio. miles, c.
In Illinois. Si'O miles. 9c.
Missouri, north of MiMurl Pacific rail
way. Sou miles. 17c.
Missouri, smith uf Missouri Pacific rail
way, 30 miles, I2c.
Mr. Bols, replying to a question of J. A,
Knott, one of ths commissioners, said the
Carload rates, now In effect In Kansas
would be fair in Missouri. He believed, he
said, that the Kansas rates are fair as
compared with the rates In other states,
K. M. W II holt, an Independent dealer of
Springfield, Mo., had begun to testify whea
the hearing adjourned until tomorrow.
TIRE COMPANIES TO BE FREE
Indications Are that Prices for Aato
saoblle Tires May Sot Bo
SAN 'FRANCISCO. July Notice has
been received by the Pacific coast agent
from several of the Urge eastern tire fao
tortes, organized as the Tire association,
that the agreement which existed among
the companies, irgulatlng the output and
prices of the pneumatic rubber tubes for
three years throughout the I'nlted States,
will terminate on September I next.
Thie notification practically means that
after the date mentioned the manufacturers
and sellers of automobile tires will fix their
Individual prices and that the uniform
schedule which has been In operation for
three years will be abolished.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
anther of Roral Carriers Appointed
for Iowa an loath Dakota
(From a Staff Correspondent. V
WASHINGTON. D. C. July 1 -(Special
Telegrsm.1 Rural carriers appointed
Iowa: Casey, route 1 Thomas Vorheea,
carrier; William J. Cavanaugh, substitute;
Sidney, route 1. Frank E. Mann, carrier;
Frank O. Ortesler. substitute; Bully, route
1. Edwin B- Haines, carrier; Fred C. Ha. nee,
substitute. .South Dakota: Langford,
route t, T. K. QJerde, carrier; iiaane
PAPERS GIVEN TO HARTRIDGE
adge Oleott Tarn Docnment la
Than Case Over to Prisoner'
NEW YORK, July 19-Peace apparently
as been declared among the lawyers who
at various limes have represented Harry
I. Thaw since the night he shot and killed
tanford White on the Madison Square
Roof garden. Former Judge Oleott of the
rm of Black, Oleott. Gruber A .Bonygne
today turned over to Clifford W. Hartridge,
Thaw's personal attorney, all the papers
be had in the case with the exception of
the reports of the private detectives which
have been made to htm since the murder
was committed. As a reason for retaining
these Judge Oleott said there was a ques
tion In his mlrfd as to whether these be
longed to Thaw or to the person who paid
for them. He did not Indicate who tha per
son was who paid for the detectives' serv
ices. The turning over of the papers by Judge
Oleott will undoubtedly result in a dismis
sal of the writ Issued against his firm
yesterdsy at the instance of Mr. Hartridge
to show cause why the papers In the case
should not be relinquished to ThaWs pres
ent counsel. The writ Is returnable to
Justice McLean In the supreme court to
day heard arguments on the application
of " w's counsel for an absolute writ
of ' Ulon directed against the district
att. -d the grand Jury to stop tha
taking 'rt,, 'Imony against Thaw without
the prh. 'f lng represented. Decision
Mrs. Hart. f after visiting her hus-
band In the Tt
of Mr. Hartridfc
affidavit giving a
'y. went to the office
lade another long
of her life since
the time she came
New York. Mrs
Thaw had previously made such a state
ment to Mr, Oleott.
Mr. Hartridge called on Thaw late this
afternoon. When he came ont of the Tombs
he said: "There is not much more I can
say at this time. We have all the neces
sary papers and certain letters that were
In the office of Judge. Oleott and I believe
that now everything will move along
smoothly. Harry is In a good frame of
mind and apparently glad that his legal
affairs have been straightened out at last."
MASTER PRINTERS IN COUNCIL
I'nlted Typothetae Declines to Confer
with Typographical I'nlon
' and Electa Officers.
BUFFALO. N. Y., July 19. Tire Vnlted
Typothetae of America today flatly de
clined to confer w4th officials of the Inter
national Typographical Union In regard to
the strike Inaugurated nearly a year ago
for an eight-hour day and a closed shop,
President Hills of the Typothetae received
a letter signed by James M. Lynch, prto!
dent, and J. W. Hays, vice president, rep
resenting the executive council of the la
ternattonal Typographical union, stating
that they were ready for a conference with
a view of adjusting the differences that now
exist. "Failing In obtaining this confer
ence." the letter read, "the temper of the
members of the typographical union will
demand a contlnuanro of the strike."
After this had been read to the conven
tion of the typothetae, the following reso
lution was unanimously adopted:
Resolved. That the Typothetae of America
in convention nss-mbled have nothing on
which to confer with the representatives of
the International Typographical union, and
that Mr. Lynch and Mr. Hays be so In
formed. F. B. Hamblin of Kansas City outlined a
plan for carrying Insurance rlske on print
ing plants on a mutual basis. A resolution
was adopted Instructing the Insurance com
mittee to Investigate further the plans
suggested by Mr. Hamblin.
The convention adopted a resolution ap
proving the technical school work of the
last year and commending the proposition
to establish an eastern, a central and a
western school In addition to those already
The following officers were elected by
President, Oeorge H. Ellis, Boston; vice
president, William D. Greene, New York;
treasurer, Thomas E. Donnelley, Chicago.
F. I. Elllk, Dallas; Franklin Hudson.
Kansas City; 8amuel P. Rees, Omaha, and
C. M. Skinner were chosen members of the
The place of meeting for the next con
vention was left to the executive com
mittee. CONTEMPT CASE AGAINST ROSE
"rcnad Complaint Filed Against
Mayor of Kansas City, Kan.,
by Attorney General.
TOrEKA, Kan., July 1.-In the Kansss
state supreme court today Attorney Gen
eral Coleman filed a second contempt case
against W. W. Rose, mayor of Kansas
City, Kan. The court at once issued an
order to Mayor Rose to sppear and show
cause why he should not be adjudged In
contempt for holding the office of mayor
of Kansas City after having been ousted
by the court. The order la returnable
July SO. The case le Identical with the one
now pending before the supreme court of
the I'nlted States on a writ of error.
Attorney General Coleman announced to
day that he would continue to bring con
tempt proceedings against Mayor Rose as
long as he held office until the first case
was finally settled by the United States
A second contempt case against Mayor
W. W. Rose. Chief of Police Vernon J.
Rose and Police Captain J. F. Kelley was
also filed today by Mr. Coleman. The
three defendants are cited to appear before
BUSINESS MEN LIKE NEW ORDER
Bill Will Bo Drafted for Coasalar
Law la Harmony with
CHICAGO, July !. The National Busi
ness Men's league has issued a circular
commending President Roosevelt's execu
tive order covering the merit system aud
other provisions stricken from the con
sular bill by congress and containing ex
tracts from letters from a large number
of business men and educators favoring
additional legislation to cover the merit
system and other provisions necessary to
permanent consular betterment.
A bill covering the provisions of toe
executive order Is to be prepared and In
troduced at tha next session of oongraaa.
The aim Is stated to be thoroughly to re
organise the consular service, "make it a
more powerful factor for the enlargement
of our foreign trade, for the better ac
commodation of oar Importing Interests
and for the convenience; ot Ajuerioaa trav-
ELKS PARADE IN DENVER
Nearly Thirteen Thousand Join Prooeuion
at Grand Lodge tesaion.
WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN LINE OF MARCH
Delegations Are tnlqne aad.WI Ap-
plaase Colored Has Largest
ft ameer ta the Dis
play oa Streeta.
DENVER, July 19.-FesUvitles in con
nection with the twentieth reunion of tiio
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks cul
minated today in the annual parade, which
was the finest pageant Denver has ever
witnesssed. L'nder a clear sky, with a light
breese, all conditions were propitious and
enormous crowds lined the streets through
which the procession passed.
There were 12,400 persons in Hue,
representing 248 lodges, and many mag.
nirlcent floats Illustrative of the cities
whose lodges provided them. Every lodge
had a distinctive uniform, gorgeous or
comical. Interspersed In the procession
were twenty-eight bands, the Royal
Hawaiian Concert band holding the place
of honor at the head of the line with the
Midland band of Colorado Springs.
Colorado Division Largest.
Denver lodge, 600 strong, and Its mounted
escort team, all In blue serge suits with
purple cuffs and collars and white slruw
hats with purple bands, acted as escort of
honor to Grand Squire P. P. Chrlstensen
and staff. The Colorado divlsiou was the
largest in point of numbers. It was headed
by General Sherman M. Bell. Closing the
procession was an automobile and carriage
division In which were 800 vehicles deco
rated with colors and eix heads.
Women and children accompanying the
Elks generally rode In the carriages and
automobiles, consisting the seventh and last
division of the parade. The first division
constated of a police escort, officers and
members of the grand lodge In decorated
carriages and the Denver lodge, acting as
escort of honor.
YFollowing this division. New York lodge
No. 1, the parent organization of the order,
held the place of honor, with other herds
from the Empire state trallirs according
to the seniority. Philadelphia lodge No. 2,
with other Pennsylvania herds, came next,
followed by San Francisco No. 3 and Cali
fornia lodges. The next position was as
signed to Chicago No. 4, other Illinois
The procession moved promptly at 10
o'clock. On reaching the reviewing stand
the grand officers dropped out of line and
with the Judges of the various features for
which' prizes were given reviewed the en
Along Sixteenth street the marchers
were showered with flowers and snowballs.
several carloads of enow having been
brought from the continental divide by the
Moffat railroad to show the diversity of
the Colorado climate. The temperature cn
the street while the snowballing was In
progress was about 85 degrees.
Award of Prises.
The following prizes were awarded In
connection with the parade:
Bnnd marching contest: First. Cowboy
band of Idaho Spring. SM0; second,' Fort
Collins. Colo., band. I.HW; third. Hoo Hoo
band. Houston, Tex., 1100.
Best appearance In line: First, Detroit,
$5ot; second, Cleveland, 8300; third, Lead-
vllle. Colo., 1100.
Cnlque uniforms: First, Kansas City, tfiOO;
second. Idaho Springs, 13(0; third, Pitts
Most attractive float: First. Central City,
Colo., $60; second. Davenport, la., JlaO;
third. Park City. Ctah, 1100.
Most beautiful banner: Aetna, Pa., $150
,T. S. Porteus of Paducah, Ky., won two
prizes, first for being the tallest Elk and
first for being the leanest.
Ponteus Is six feet six and one-half inches
tall and weights 147 pounds.
George F. Caldwell of Flint, Mich., who
received second prise. Is six feet six Inches
and weighs 276 pounds.
T. H. Shute of Leadville, Colo., six feet
four-and three-fourths Inches, was the win
ner of the third prise.
The shortest man, H. C. Kean of Central
City, Colo., Is four feet four and three
The fat man's prize was awarded to Aug
ust Gottwald of Defiance, O., whose weight
Is 418 pounds.
Central City's display, which won first
prize, was a magnificent exposition of the
mining Industry on several floats, showing
how ore le discovered, mined and smelted.
' Davenport, la., won second place among
the floats by a display of farming.
Park City, Utah, was given third prize
on a representation of a Mormon patriarch
surrounded by his wives.
Mew Coastltatloa Adopted.
This afternoon rapid progress wis made
by the grand lodge on the new constitu
tion and by 6:30 every clause had been con
sidered and debated. At that hour ballot
ing wae begun. A count of the votes
showed that the constitution had been
adopted by a large majority. It la a com
plete change of the organic law of the
Older and now goes back to subordinate
lodges for approval. If they vote to adopt
it. It becomes law after the next conven
tion. The particular point that caused the most
debate was in regard to the Judicial feature
of the proposed reorganization. It pro
vides that a sort of court shall be named,
consisting of five members appointed by
the grand exalted ruler, to be known as
tha grand forum. This la the court of
last resort to which appeal may be taken.
After considerable discussion It waa agreed
that the grand lodge may have the par
doning power. Just aa a governor or the
The board of governors of the national
home was abolished and the management
of the home waa vested In the board of
trustees and the grand lodge officers.
State associations are recognized only
as social organizations and have no powers
of legislation binding on the order.
Tonight the grand lodge Is further con
sidering the new rltuaL
SECRETARY ROOT IN BRAZIL
Welcomed at Para hy Authorities and
Proceeds to the National
WASHINGTON. July II Official dis
patches received todsy by the charge of
the Brazilian embassy says that Secretary
Root was enthusiastically received at Para
Brazil, by the authorities and people. An
swering the telegram of Baron Rio Branco,
sent to Secretary Root upon hia touching
Brazilian soil, the secretary aald:
I thank you for your kind mesage of
greetings received at the moment of first
setting my foot on the soil of Br&alL I
take ft as a happy omen of the good re
suits which will Inevitably flow from more
perfect understanding and friendship be
tween our two countries, and these I houe
mm ittmj wis. av.a .uujwvl
The cruiser Cbarleeton, la which Secre
tary Root la traveling, after calling at
Pernambuco and Bahtt, will arrive at Rio
de Jaaelro oa Ue inoralfif of Ifee xu, inTt
NO EVIDENCE' ;CF VOLCANO
People of Snrorrat HI Retara
aa Damaae l'ot Ex
SANTA KE. N. M.. July IS.-Most of the
people of Socorro are till camping In the
open. The action' of Muvor Bcnrsuin, who
at his own expense Is doubling the capacity
of the city's water eoipty to meet any fire
emergency, la restoring confidence, as he
keeps the men at wink even during the
frequent earthquake slKicks.
Many of the refugees. nt Santa Fe end
Albuquerque have sis rifled their Intention
of returning to Socorro next week If there
are no more violent u Rnlfestatlons by that
time. A careful search of the lava fields
to the southeast of city have failed to
reveal any new hot ryrlnss or evidences of
volcanic action repo-trd, yesterday. The
entire property damuro st Socorro will not
exceed $5.noo, as only the old adobe houses
bavc suffered. In eui rounding towns the
property damage la also slight, owing to
the cheap character the buildings af
fected and the abeem.e of costly structures.
The natives who acre praying In the
streets have become quieted.
The shocks are umloutitedly caused by
slides of mountain masses In the Magda
lena and Socorro raises caused by recent
heavy rains. , '
Mayor Bursum, wbo Is heroically direct
ing In person the work of Increasing the
water supply of Socorro, this afternoon
losued the following uRVlal signed state
ment: The reports resrardlns- the earthquake at
Sooorro have been exi'Eserated, the dim-
sge to date being limned to the falling
and toppling over rt louse chimneys and
slinking of some of th walls of lutldlns
not of a substantial fiinncter. The court
house Is not Injured except by the falling
of plaster from the rt-illng and the tcp
pling over of old chimneys. The Winkler
hotel, which Is an old bulldlne. has not
been . injured in the least. The actunl
damage all round is v-rry slight. nlthouKii
there Is aome unmliHw on account of the
frequency of the shucks, which are, how
ever, becoming lighter each tirr.e. Indi
cating tliat the diMturbrince is subsiding.
Since yesterday thcr have been four
slight shocks, which wre barely precepti
ble and would hnve rl"sed unnoticed at
other times. People who have left Socorro
on account of the earthquake have d'ine
so principally on account of their chil
dren or female relatives. There has been
no cloudburst or flood, a reported in dis
patches, and not the , slightest Injury to
Mayor Bursum also denies the report
from Topeka, Kan., that the Santa Fe
tracks are blockaded by falling boulders.
AH trains through Socorro arrived on time
TOPEKA, Kan., July Reports re
ceived at the office of the general manager
of the Atchison, Topeka ft Santa Fe road
Indicate that some delay to traffic has
been experienced by the railroad company
on account of the New "Mexico earthquake.
Boulders shaken down from the mountain
sides have covered tha railway tracks In
places and fully Hfty 'carloads of lava
cover the tracks south of Ran Marclal.
Workmen are clearing away the debris.
TO ENFORCE EIGHT-HOUR LAW
tn by Oider of 1
ineest I t'ootrS'
WA8H!NGTONJ.Ui VeArthm Uf tUe
greatest importance to labor circles Is
contemplated In a direction given by the
president to officers In 'charge of public
works at the Instanoe of Secretary Taft.
This Is to employ the government's own
officers to direct and punish violations of
the law of 1902, providing, except that In
case of an emergency, work on govern
ment buildings', ships and other properties
shall be limited to tight hours each day
for each workman.
An effort was made by the forces of
organized labor during the last session of
congress to secure legislation to this end.
but so effective was the opposition of the
great contracting firms that adjournment
was had without any action on the pend
ing bill, though the house committee on
labor consumed many hours in listening
to powerful arguments on either side of
Heretofore It has been the practice of
executive officers, when complaint wae
made by labor unions that the eight-hour
law was being violated by contractors en
gaged In public enterprises, to reply that
It was not their business, that the law
was binding on the contractors and that
If the labor unions felt aggrieved and
knew of violations of the law they should
proceed themselves legally against the of
fenders. The labor unions asserted that
It waa almost Impossible for them to se
cure the necessary evidence,
The effect of the order on the cost of
government work is expected to be very
great. It Is known that it has been at
most the rule for government contractors
to work their men ten and twelve and
even more hours a day. If they cannot
do this they assert that they must in
crease by 20 or 25 per cent the amount
of their bids, so that congress must
either increase by like percentage the ap
propriations for public works or must
correspondingly reduce the amount of
STICKNEY ON PRINTED TARIFFS
President of Great Western Would
Have Reform la Publication
ot Railway Rates.
CHICAGO. July 19 A Washington spe
clal. referring to a conference President
Stlckney of the Chicago Great Western
road had with the Interstate Commerce
commission yesterday, quotes him as fol
lows on the new rate law:
I have been convinced for a great mary
years that the foundation of the whole
interntate commerce lu was to obtt:n
schedules of rates which everybody could
understand The new law requires rail
roads to file schedules with the Interstate
Commerce cnmralsilun and give them pub
licity by posting litem in all stations.
There is. of course, no ob.'ect in poeiir.g
these tariffs, except to give public informa
tion of what the rales are. In order to
furnish tins informs tlon tariff's must be
published in such a way that a man of
ordinary understanding can tell what the
rate is. It would not be compliance witi
the law to publish (hem In Greek, because
nobody could read them. '
Now the tariffs are published In private
cipher, which no one save expert clerks
stio have lmmedliite charge of this busi
ness can understand. The tariff managers
and freight agtpta Cannot find rates in
tariffs. Every office must have what is
culled a tariff clerk, who keeps track of
tariffs, amendments, etc.. and when It is
desired to know the rate he Is called upon
for the Information.
As an illustration, suppose the tariff Is
made up on a certain commodity. This
tariff is modified bv amendment. Another
amendment follows. Then a circular la
Issued which further modifies tha rate.
Thus the stream of schedules grows in
volume until there are more than 2.60i.00
tariffs filed in -he office or tne Interstate
The law provides two ways In which
tariffs may be charged. First, by reprint
ing the entire tariffs: end. secondly, by
making changes of tariffs which are out
standing. Of course. It is tmpractleable to
go sruuud to every station and change the
tariff, so the only way. In my Judjujeot, U
to reiuiut Ute wboie Urtfl, -
ANDREWS TO BE CHAIRMAN
Eattinn Van to Preside Cver Temporary
Ortraniiation of Republican Contention.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MAKES SELECTION
Resolutions Committee, Headed by
Hob. L. D. Richards ot Fremont,
to Prepare Platform for
Party In State.
Hon. W. E. Andrews of Hastings, former
congressman from the Fifth district, now
auditor of the treasury at Washington, will
preside over the republican state convention
when tt meets at Lincoln August 22. This
was decided by the executive committee of
the republican state committee, to whom
the selection of a temporary chairman had
been delegated by the full committee, at a
meeting at the Millard hotel last night.
The selection of Mr. Andrews was by
unanimous vote of those present after a
careful consideration of the various quali
fications necessary for a presiding officer.
Mr. Andrews appealed to the committee
specially by reason of the fact that he is
not Identified with any of the contesting
candidates. Is an experienced parliamenta
rian and an attractive speaker, and would
In a way voice the sentiments of the na
tional administration. There were present
ot the committee meeting: Chairman W.
P. Warner of Dakota City. Secretary A.
B. Allen of Tecumseh, Byron Clarke of
Plitttsmouth, Victor Rosewater of Omaha,
Charles H. Kelsey of Nellgh, U J. Capps of
Hastings, Charles A. Robinson of Kearney.
The only absentee was H. C. Beebe of
The first business of the committee was
the selection of a treasurer ad Interim, to
take the place made vacant by the death
ot A. H. Henntngs, who had in his custody
some $1,700 of tht committee's funds, all of
which was left Intact in a special deposit
In the United States National bank. The
committee commented upon this proof of
Mr. Henntngs' absolute honesty and named
In his place Charles E. Morgan of Omaha,
who had formerly been a member of the
statu committee. The other work of the
session wae to select a provisional resolu
tions committee, as directed by the state
committee, consisting of a chairman and
one member from each of the six congres
sional districts, to be recommended for
the acceptance of the state convention.
For the resolutions committee the follow
ing names were unanimously agreed upon
Chairman, Hon. L. D. Richards of Fre
First district. Hon. R. B. Windham of
Second district. Dr. W. D. Haller of
Third district, E. C. Burnham of Norfolk
Fourth district, Hon. Charles B. Ander
son of Crete.
Fifth district, Hon. E. B. Perry of Cam
81xth district, Hon. Wesley T. Wilcox of
The appointment of this committee thirty
days previous to the convention Is designed
v rmh. the members to meet andformu
late the platform declarations for the party
without undue haste that ' would ; prevent
mature consideration. This ts an Innova
tion in Nebraska, although It Is said to be
the established custom with the republican
organization in many of the states.
The executive committee left It to the
chairman. In his Judgment, to call another
meeting of the executive committee or the
full committee prior to the state convention
to receive the report of an outstanding
committee . on rules and to wind up any
unfinished business before turning over the
affairs to the next committee.
EXCURSION STEAMERS COLLIDE
Vessels Containing; . 1.AOO Persona
Como Together In New York"
NEW YORK, July 19. Two crowded ex
cursion steamers were In collision tonight
In New York harbor, off Staten Island, Im
periling the llvts of 1.500 persons, but
neither In the crash Itself nor In the wild
panic which followed was any one seriously
Injured. The vessels were the Perseus of
the Iron Steamboat company, bound for
Coney island with 5rt passengers on board,
and the Thomas Patten of the Patten line
bound for Long Branch, N. Y., carrying
l.ono passengers. The shrill whistles of
the colliding steamers soon brought as
sistance from beats In the bay and the
passengers were transferred as quickly as
possible and brought to this city. The
Perseus and the Patten Interlocked and
neither sank. Wrecking vessels were sent
to their rescue tonight.
One of the passengers who landed from
the Perseus declared he had seen two
men Jump overboasa and he thought both
were drowned. There was no confirmation
of this, however.
Efforts are being made late tonight to
tow the disabled vessels toward Brooklyn.
CHARGES AGAINST A JUDGE
Life Insurance Agent Aeenaes Su
preme Coort Official of Ask
ing for Rebate.
MILWAUKEE. July 19.-J. G. Albright,
general agent of Wisconsin for the Union
Central Life Insurance company of Ohio,
who appeared before the Wisconsin legis
lative investigating committee today, pre
ferred charges of a sensational character
between his company and a Wisconsin su
preme court Judge in which the latter tried
to obtain a rebate and offered the company
a plan for a subterfuge under which the
Judge believed the rebate could be given
and come within the pale of the law.
Mr. Albright said if even supreme court
Judges were willing to offer subterfuge
plans by which they could obtain rebates
he thought there was little wonder the
rank and file of the public were looking
for rebates if they could obtain them. The
name of the Judg ; with whom the corre
spondence waa had In October, 1902, was
not made public.
MISSOURI MERCHANTS' WANTS
Assoeiatloa Asks for Tsz Tradlagt
Stamps and a Para
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., July 19. The
Missouri Retail Merchants' association, at
Its annual convention here Isst night,
adopted resolutions instructing Its legisla
tive committee to bring before the legisla
ture a bill to tax trading stamp concerns
3,009 a year; asking the legislature to enact
a law that will conform with the federal
pure food law. and asking for a repeal of
the law imposing a tu of 10 cenu a pound
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
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CHECK PUT ON THE GAMBLERS
Mayor of Shoahonl Takes a Haad la
the (in me of the Sere,
SHOSHONI. Wyo.. July 19.-(Ppeclal Tel
egram.) Another determined step In the
direction of law and order In this tempo
rarily busy town was taken this morning,
when Mayor Quints! Issued an order clos
ing all the gambling houses In the place.
The mayor has the backing of a large law-
abiding element of the permanent popula.
tlon. For several days the gamblers have
been running things with a high hand, and
several of the homeeeekers. who are finding
time hanging heavily on their hands, have
been caught by sure-thing games. Find
ing they were not Interfered with, the
gamblers have grown bolder, but the action
of the mayor today has put a stop to their
The gamblers, who have come here with
the sole expectation of reaping a rich har
vest, nre greatly excited and are swearing
vengeance. A rumor was current this sft
ernoon that the mayor had been shot at,
but this proved unfounded. The authorities
of the town had previously taken measures
to enforce moderate charges for meals and
It is reported here that the filing office
may be moved from Lander to. this place
in the event that the track of tho North
weatern railway does not reach Lunder by
the time tha drawings are completed.
This evening Austrian laborers on the
construction gang, attempted to assassinate
General Foreman Griffin. In the employ of
Kllpatrlck Bros, of Omaha, who have the
contract for the Lander extension. They
fired a volley Into his car. It Is not known
how the trouble started.
NOTARIES HAVING TROUBLE
One from Basin Arrested at Worland
for Taklna; Acknowledgment
on the Street.
BASIN. Wyo.. July 19 8peclal Tele
gram.) Linn Noble, a well known Basin
attorney, was arrested and placed In Jail
at Worland yesterday evening for taking
acknowledgmenta on the streets contrary
to an ordinance hurriedly passed a few
hours previously by the council of that
municipality. Although citizens of Basin
offered to come to his relief In any amount
Noble refused to give ball, declaring his
Intention to sue the town of Worland for
damages. He Is still In Jail. N ,
Noble charges that the mayor and coun
cil of Wrorland have conwplred to keep out
all outside notaries. But five notaries have
thus tx bean, allowed to fill out .registra
tion papers at Wurland. He asaerta that
officials of the land office now at Worland
In charge of the registration, . from whom
he secured the blanks, told him he could
take acknowledgments anywhere. Up to
the time of his arrest Noble had taken 153
Last night Noble's law partner, with
other notaries, commenced to' work all In
coming trains at Tolucca, the papers be
ing tilled out In the train and acknowledged
at Frannle, where long stops were made
ELECTION SUITS IN DENVER
Property Owners Ask Annulment of
Gns and Tramway Ordinances
oa Ground of Frand.
DENVER. Colo., July 19.-Alleglng gross
fraud at the polls, the result of a syste
matic campaign of Intimidation and pur
chase on the part of the Denver City
Tramway 'company and the Denver Gas and
Electric Company, a suit In equity was
filed today In the United States circuit
court by Ernest M. Pease of New York
City, praying for an annulment of the new
franchise ot the tramway company.
Mr. Pease owns real estate in Denver
valued at upwards of 120,000. His attorneys
are Harvey Rlddcll, Samuel W. Belford
and John A. Ruh, who claim to have
ample evidence, both documentary and
oral, to sustain the charges embraced In
The city and county of Denver. City
Clerk Sommers. George N. Ordway, Harry
Young and William H. Bryant of the elec
tion commission. County Clerk Albion K.
Vickery and Secretary of State James
Cowle are made co-defendants to the suit.
Another equity suit will be flled in the
United States court against the gas com
pany within a few days. Moreover, four
suits, two each in quo warranto and equity.
will be entered next week In the district
SEVERAL INJURED IN WRECK
Train Breaka In Two and Rear For
tlon Collldea with Front
SIDNEY. Ia., July 19.-(8peclal Telegram.)
A number of people were seriously though
none fatally injured by an accident to the
mixed train running between this place and
Carson on the Burlington branch. Follow.
Ing are the more seriously Injured:
George Jaffee, mall clerk, unconscious
when taken out, bait has since recovered
consciousness and It Is thought will recover.
He was hurt about the head.
R. L. Estes, Sidney, wrist dislocated.
Frank Kurtz, fireman, scalded, but not
A number of others were slightly Injured.
The accident occurred a short distance
this side of Hastings. The engine became
uncoupled from the rest of the train and
the air brake set on the engine, but for
some reasort failed to work on the detached
cars and they ran Into the engine, piling
the engine and cars In the ditch.
Movements of Oceaa Vessels Jnly ll.
At New York Arrived: Teutonic, from
IJverpool; OeorgU, from Trieste; America,
from Marseilles; Roma. from Naples.
Sailed: 1 A Bretagne. fur Havre: hurha
luBHa, for Bremen: I'nlted Stales, for Chrts
tiania; Kalserln AugUHie Victoria, for Ham
burg. At Liverpool Arrived: Majestic, from
New York: Ivernla. from Boston. Sailed:
Virginian, for Montreal.
At Cherbourg-Sailed: Kron Prlnz Wll
helm, for New York.
At Queenstown Mailed : Noordland, for
Philadelphia; Baltic, for New York.
At Naples Arrived: Sofia )ihnbi'g,
from New York; litt dl Mllano. from
At Copenhagen Arrived: Helllgoiav, from
At Montreal Arrived: Ontarian, from
Inndon; Mongolian, front Glasgow, gailccW
historian- fur Liverpool.
DUMA BACKS DOWN
Appeal to Banian People Adopted In
HOUSE SCARED BY STORY FROM ABROAD
Rumor that Germany and Austria Will
Come to Aid of Czar.
ANNOUNCEMENT CAUSES A SENSATION
Ho Confirmation of Report Can Be Obtained
at tht Embassies.
PARLIAMENT MAY BE DISSOLVED TODAY
Several Members Predict that Troop
will Take Possession of
Tanrlde Palace This
ST. PETERSBURG, July 20. - a. m. At.
address to the country setting forth the
attitude of Parliament on the agrarian ques
tion end the reasons for deJay In the adop
tion of a solution of the problem was
adopted by the lower house at i o'clock
this morning, but In an emasculated form,
with changes designed to mlnlmire the
revolutionary features of the document as
an appeal to the people against the gov
ernment and to shift the emphasis to a
note of pacification, In which ths peasantry
are exhorted to refrain from excesses and
violence and to await Parliament's decision
in the matter.
The vote was taken at the close of a
sitting that lasted continuously for twelve
hours, In which It seemed probable that
the address would be rejected entirely by
the combined votes of the right and left
wings of the house against the Irresolute
center party. The address was only aaved
from this fate by the abstention from
voting of 101 members of the group of toll
and sympathisers with that faction, who
favored a more radical measure. There
were only 131 votes, all constitutional -
democrats, for the address and M votes
against It. The minority comprised Count
Heyden and Michael Stakovitch, a marshfc.
of the nobility and other members ot the
right, with a few extremists from the
Session a Stormy One.
The session, which was a stormy one, was
marked at one time by the withdrawal of
the entire group of toli aa a proteat against
the reactionary attitude of the majority.
Afterwards the caucus of the group de
termined to return to the chamber, but
not to vote either for or against the ad
dress on the ground that they would be
playing into the government's hands, which
ever way they voted, and Instead to draft
an independent address to the people.
The rejection of the address probably
wculd have been a source of gratification
to the constitutional democratic leaders.,
who at the last moment awoke to the fact
that an appeal, which at first they had
hailed as a death blow to the bureaucracy,
would be apt to he equally fatal to the
pa'rtyras'notrinly has the court camarilla"
long sought for a' Justification for the dis
solution of Parliament, but also to evoke
an elemental rising of the people, In which
the constitutional democratic party would
be swallowed and Its power obliterated in
the ascendancy of reaction or of a revolu
tion. The day was devoted to desperate
efforts to retrieve a dangerous strategio
blunder. Finding from a caucus of their
own followers thut it was too late to side
track the address entirely, the leadc.s
turned their endeavors to modifying it
enough so that the government would not
be forced to regard It as a casus belli,
perhaps with the secret hope that this
would lead to the defeat of the address In
the house. '
Speakers Connsel Moderation.
The speeches of Ivan Petrunkevltch, who
introduced the substitute draft, Deputy Klt
llarevskl and other moderates, emphasized
the necessity for the pacification of the tu
multuous peasantry, M. . Kltliarevskl
roundly declaring that the all important
question at the present crisis of affairs
waa not useless polemics regarding the min
istry, but the cessation of the elemental
movement of class against class which
would solve Russia's problem, not In the
way of peaceful legislation, but by method!
of desperation and horror. M. Petrunke
vltch, an, Implacable enemy of the govern
ment, shifted his ground to combat revolu
tion, declaring that Parliament must not
yield to revolution nor Join in Inflaming
unarmed peasantry to oppose themselves
to bayonents and machine guns, but fight
to the last for legality and loyalty. Hia
draft contained a sop to the land owners,
emphasizing the point regarding the pay
ment for expropriated lands, but this was
eliminated in the discussion. The con
servatives endeavored also to have stricken
out a reference in the draft to lack of
confidence In the ministry, but they were
defeated by the bare mention of the Ros
sla's report of the Austro-Germen plan
for Intervention, M. Petrunkevltch being
wildly applauded when he declared that It
was Impossible to show consideration to a
ministry which was negotiating to Intro
duce foreign troops on the sacred soil of
Reactionaries Become Bolder.
At the council held at Peterhof last night
the camarilla came out strongly In favor
of dissolving Parliament, but according to
the best information the emperor hesitated
and at the moment of adjournment refused
to agree to a dissolution, though his final
decision was postponed. Nevertheless, the
moderate faction of the constitutional dem
ocrats comprehending thst the government
can hardly avoid the Issue, shrink from
making the appeal to the country which
may Involve a climb down. They seriously
believe that the advocates of a dissolution
of Parliament, realizing that making the
appeal would be equivalent to a declara
tion of civil war, count upon the active in
tervention of Aurtria and Germany, which,
according to the official Ronnie, have agreed
In principle on sending troops across the
border to aid in the suppression of an
agrarian uprising, should the Russian gov
ernment formally request it.
The Romia's announcement created a
tremendous sensation It stated that the
declnlon of the two neighboring power wis
based on fear that the execution of the
principle of the confiscation of property in
Russia would constitute a danger to them.
In diplomatic circles the report of the
virtual revival of the holy alliance for the
malntennnce of the principle of the in
violability of property alno produced a stir,
but inquiry nt the Austrian and German
tmtmsles failed to elli it liny confirmation.
At the Foreign cfrli e the statement waa
unequlvoeully ninde that R'jrsia knew noth
ing of any sjiii ui T'lngcment between Aus
tria and ;-rinuny.
These official denials seem to exclude the
existence of a formal arrangement between
Ui three governments, but with the meaua
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