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VOL. XXXVI-XO. 110.
SlXttLE COrV TIIKKK CENTS.
COAL TRUST CAUGHT
Eelween Fiftj and Eiity Ifsmbsri of Com
bine Indicted by. Grand Jury.
CHARGED WITH VIOLATING STATt LAWS
ill Parties to Trust aid Borne OuVtiders
Caid to Be oa List.
NAMES NOT PUBLISHED FOR PRESENT
Iodictmttt Follows Eearcbinc Itjniry
Directed by Oounty Ittoraey.
PRICES OF COAL ARE JUST ADVANCED
l latches nt I.nw ai So Tlakt that
til Trntnrle Cannet Wlgle
Kaoagh to Oo(
BeiWvrit fifty and alxly members of the j
alleged coal combine were Indicted by the
trtml Jury on a charge of violating the
Lata sntl-trust luws In a bill returned
before Judge Sutton at S o'clock Tuesday
afternoon. The names, of those Included
In the Indictment are Hhhcld, but ll 18
aid all tho memoc "1; -e Omaha Coal
exchange and sonii. -S ' -tent dealers
are In the lltt. The , did not
run against the South Oi.. 'h ' rs, that
case being considered sep. the
grand Jury. .
Th Indictment followed a nek ':-t
(julry Into the method! of the Onia ,
exchange by the grand Jury. This In '
rmcnvu mica iuuy len years ana wnue .
evidence In the grand Jury room la taken
In secret, it is known from the deposition
taken In the civil suit by County Attorney
Slabaugh tho exchange has for years main
tained a price list and has fined members
for cutting prices. Members have also
been fined frequently for soliciting busi
ness, which Is strictly forbidden by the
exchange. Both the fact It maintained a
price schedule end the fact it disciplined
members Tor using ordinary methods of
getting bu. Iness under competition are said
to he foundations for the criminal Indict
Some dealers who sre tint members of
the exchniiKe are siUd to have co-operated
with the exchange In maintaining prices
and these are said to have been Included
, In the Indictment. The Sheridan Coal com
pany and the Union Pacific Coal company
are reputed to have aided In maintaining i
price schedules on their coals.
. .i i i
In spite of the fight being; made on the
trust. It still shows signs of activity, and
has Just recently raised the price of semi-
anthracite coal 60 cents a Ion.
The fight on the combination was begun
last September- when the grand Jury was
summoned to make an Investigation in Its
methods of doing business. Shortly after
ward County Attorney Slabaugh began a
civil suit in which ha enjoined the Coal
exchange and other coal dealers in Omaha
and Houtli.. Omaha i( from meeting., to . fix
price " or iiw Hruthing eiso In restraint of
trade. This case is still pending; In Judge
Troup's court. ,
Deposition by former swreturics of the
exchange stated the price lists were mads
up by the secretary from lists furnished by
all the dealers, the secretary using the
lowest price named by any dealer for each
grade of coal. These prices were discussed
st the exchange meetings, however, and
thers Is some evidence that firms who
had made a very low price were induced
to raise them by the other members.
The grand jury Is said to have the cum
of the South Omaha exchange still under
A scstdon of court was held laM night
to enajlo the defendant to give, bond,
F"re4 Elsasser was one of the first to appear
to give bond.
1 ' Trsat Ho New Thin.
A business mau of Omaha yesterday, on
rending in The Bee that the Coal trust had
been Indicted, renvurked:
"Well, you know It haa
ruck me all
along that it is strange tils Coal trust was
not uncovered snd brought to law years
ago. Why. my father was n, the coal busi
ness in South Omaha for several years
n .1 1 Lnnw t r .-(.., ' t,M.,K
father, that ac far back as IW5 and per-
Imps further back, members of the coal
combin were fined by ths organisation
for violating the rules of the trust. For
instancs, I remember once when a certain
member solicited trade, which was against j
ino ruies, ana puia ins penalty with a fine.
Thes are facts that can be substantiated.
This Coal truet Is do new thing. Ths only
thing nsw about it is that the trust is
being brought to time. I cannot say, for
sure, that the trust which existed yr
sgo is ths on that exists today, but I
think it la At any rate, w had a Coal
trukt tha and we hsvs one now, so ths
clrcumxtances are against."
MORE PAY FOR POSTAL CLERKS
Department Will Ask for Three
Millions tor Increase la Salaries
and for v Mea.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 23.-Firet Assistant
Postmasier General Hitchcock in a state
ment tonight In connection with his re
cent announcement that he would recom
mend a substantial Increase of salaries
for postal employes, said the sum recom
mended will effect ; per cent of the clerks
In ths grade beluw iM, about 60 per cent
of .the clerks receiving H and tl.tMl,
about per cent of those receiving from
Sl.l'O to tl.JUi and about So per cent of
those receiving over 11.2(10. An appropria
tion of $l7,iM will be urged for clcrlw
of the first nd second class offlcy. mi In
crease, of U,u,.() over the current year,
of which Increase ii.sm.ouo Is for employ
ment of additional clerks and the rest for
promotions. The estimates provide fa-
-k. . , . . ...
1 . ' ""' "eras in the first
and second class posloirtees. The depart
r.lbfcoas ! to si. panl.'
BALTIMORE. Oct -Cjirdinnl Cblxiiis
a.-, on ip med by AichbiH)Hs Fariev of New
York snd Rvart .f Phiia.l, IphU left , re
today f .r Patcburg to ailrcrt th. dwji.J
lion of ihe new cailieuml of St Psnl. The
cardinal snd hla miiuii ' ha ve U. n ciei-ferring-
oiet insilrrs peitinn( to the irt
diau and negro mL-oiuiia.
Rank Mebber In Oklahoma.
Tl'l-SA. I. T.. O t. rj.-liobne, earl'
tKiKV li..ied liu ttank of r'p.irk. in
tiiui'ka. i 'hi. ll is nul kiman lu, luuch
1'iuuii they sveurou. 'Iliey (1.1 and ai
t'0l IO I' COIII'llg tlllK HJ. IK-U
ffccis have beeu renaesttd to Sielst Ju
. , -' I, t ,l,hi M,i.kf.liiAtil, , I, la ..a, I HViill vuakiu Kliu .19 llllll ll,l' llKl,Wlte ,
a Zd Z ;Z ' PO-' iv' V juir what day. h. w , . be ,n '--" b i -on a. he has
. inteK .1 . . 1, furriers. J ,Io ,d Bolle , of Trade. He also stated that the rul. a; Intends to return
Mr inuhccKk explained tonight that 1",'110 ,nd Uo,M' of the Kansas CHy Board or Trade pro- resume his law p,
UL """""y vldea ,nilt ny member of that ..rgauUa. I
..rlrr rVJT!. "d .?- n4 a-.. -,.!. with member, of the Nation.,,
' " . HS6I31WI I HUdV. Bo.rd of Trade were liable to fU-reision. '
. MB I
FRENCH CABINET COMPLETED
Clemeneenn HoM Portfolio of
trior In .Uilillnn t Work
fA HIS, Oct. 53. Th new French cabinet j
Iihs been aompb'lof. s fellow?:
Premier Hnd Minist
nf the In if i r M.
.niliinM'r oi ju"'!' . ,j..-. - t.
Minister of Foreign AITHih M. Ptchoti.
Mimstci- of Kdueiiti'Mi -M. Ftriiind.
Mlr.iir of FlnanceM. Cilllnux.
Minister of War GeieiMl Flc-quart.
Mlniter of Marine M. Thomson.
Mlnlstir of Public- Works M. 1-urthou.
Minister of Oimnirce M. Doumergue.
Mmlyter of Agriculture M. Iluau.
Minister of Labor M. Vlvlanl. i
The portfolio nt minister of the colonies i
was offered this afternoon to M. Mill?- j fo. lJe reason tlicv wcrc au out eciv
Lacrolx. ns subpoenas on grain men and railroad
M. Mllllfc-Lacrolx acceptance "t the colo- mpn ,o )ppve a, ,vltneJll,(.B , t liu invcstl
nial portfolio Is certain. M. Mlllerand de- ,.,,, v.uh iH to b prosecuted Wodnes
cllned to enter the cabinet except as for- lHy Bml Thurday by the Inter Plate Com-
iign minister. M. t heron, oepmy '""
Caen, will become civil sutstant to General j
The composition of the csblnet Is such
that M. Clemenceau Is absolute master of ,
the situation. The semi-official Temps, hum
evening, while not depreciating the diplo
matic talents of M. Blchon, regards his
relectlon for the foreign office portfolio
u evidence that. M. Clemenceau Intends j
o be his own r...re.'Rn minister. The paper
l ic.-x s th nomination of General I'lequart
'or the wt;r ministry r.i being a crellt to
Frtiuc And scouts th..- fears of those who
Imagine that a man of his caliber would
seek reprisals among his enemies In the
BERLIN, Oct. 'J3. The announcement
that M. Clemenceau had been selected to
form a cabinet for France was badly re
ceived hy the German press. The new pre
mier, during his journalistic activities,
wrote so many things unwelcome to Ger-
lans that they have not forgotten it and
use the opportunity to call Mm an "ad
venturer" and a "menace to the peace of
Europe." Even the Foreign office looks
with some concern on M. Clemenceau's
premiership us likely to forward the In
timacy between France and Great Britain
at the expense of Germany. Most of tho
diplomats in Berlin appear to think that
the ttacls of the German press on M.
Clemer r;au are more likely to strengthen
him at home than otherwise.
BRITISH TRADERS ARE PLEASED
Stock Rschnnnre Responds to Action
of Srrretary Hhan Reajnrilinsx
LONDON, Oct. ;:t.-Trading on the 3t ck
exchange this morning opened dull, but Im
mediately after the tenor of Secretary
Shaw's plan to relieve the American money
market becamo known prices improved.
T& bankers express favorable opinions
; of Mr. Shaw's arrangement for the accepl
j anco of Il8.ono.0o0 In securities other than
j government bonds In order to stimulate
bank-note circulation, regarding this as
likely to lie a more elastic plan of reliev
ing stringency than is the releasing of
treasury funds.' v
Isle of I'lnea goffers.
. HAVANA. Oct. IS. Contrary to the
statements contained In tho report received
by the government It now appears that
the Isle sf Pines suffered iconalderable
damage from the storm. Many houses at
Nueva Gerona and Pants Ke end In the
Intervening country were blown down,
much damage was done to the fruit crops
and the wireless station was wrecked. The
garrison t American volunteers rendered
valuable u'.d fn saving lives at Nueva
Gerona- i . .
. Spain Kntera Complaint.
TANGIER. Morocco, Oct. . Mohnmmed
el Torres, the representative of the sultan,
has not sent any trdops to Arlsllla, which
la still in possession of the Bedaros tribes
men, who are terrorising the town, plllag-
I Ing the shops sod beating tks Jews. Tbs
Spanish legation here is protesting ener
getically against the outrages, as many
Spanish subjects hsvs been maltreated.
Klnsr Attends Races:
LONDON. Oct. 2I.-Klng Edward, evi
dently aware that the proceedings In Par
liament would be devoid of any important
features. ft Buckingham palsce-ln sn
i automobile at noon, to spend the rest of
1 tne w"1 ,l tn Newmarket races. As the
king was leaving town his cur knocked
down a man. but no serious consequences
resulted from the accident.
UNION LABOR CLAUSE INVALID
Federal loart Knocks Oat Section
Plain Penalty for Dlachargln
In Ion Members.
Iiil'iavniP 7 f. .
,AJi inv jui.e.. kit., Oct. a. in tns
I nlted States district court today Judue
Waller Kvans In the case of the United
States against J. M. IHeott, a train dis
patcher for the loulsvllle & Nashville
railnmu. on trial for alleged violation of
the Krdman set, which seeks to prevent
Interstate carriers from keeping their em
ployes out of labor unions, held that sec
tion 10 of the act la void, because it Is
not a regulation of commerce within ths
meaning of the commerce clause of the
constitution and therefore th power of
congress to enact. The Judge sustained ths
demurrer to ths indictment against Scott
and discharged him from custody. Ths
suit was brought In the lower court on
instructions from the attorney general of
ths United States and sn appeal taken.
8cott had disehaj-ged an operator In the
employ of the Louisville Nashville rail
road and the railroad telegraphers' union
took the matter to tha courts.
TAFT'S DATES CONFLICTING
Secretary of War May Be Compelled
to Drop Denver from
WASHINGTON, Oct. Sl.Secretary
Tafl announced today that he probably
a 111 be compelled to abandon his speaking
engagement in Denver on November 1, ss
i ii wuuid De HracLicmiv lunoni nn inr mm
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October 31, then stop In Denver and make
lu order to vote at th coming rlec
tioai anil at subscquiut primaries
evrt-f rlwlof In Omaha and South
Omalia must app..-ar pcrsonully U-fort)
the rcfcUtratiou board for hn voting
dUdrlct and. liave his tiaiue prtierly
turollcd. Xo rvtiou registration
holds good this ycttr. tii.lay tKioOcr
2U, is tho next legist ration tlaj. la
order to vots
You Must Resistor.
INTERSTATE HEARING TODAY
ffemmerce Commistioi Will Esein Iiquirj
frito Grain IneineM.
! LARGE NUMBER Of SULPOENAS SERVED
Depnty (ailed States Marshals limr
Bmmy liar Hervlaar the I'apers
on Witnesses In Various
lepuly United States marshals wire.
ahml, ,h fPrtrai hull.llna Tuesday
mPrce commission In the federal court
roomR Unc ()f lhR jrputie,, went to the
i!i. i i.i. flrst visit !
trvvci pni.ers on A. B. Jmulth, J. IS.
Vou j,orni Rudolf Beal and Geotgo C.
Thompson. It is said that nearly "11
the small grain dealers, the heads of si!
the elevator companies and a number of
en., oi.iclata have ucen iuiii'ciivu'
Tom Wolrall j lu on,Hi,a and it Is sup-
l posed he will be among the witnesses.
The commission has none outside of
I Omaha for witnesses and has aent sub
poenas to Waterloo, Fremont, IJnuoln and
I other grain shipping points.
Commissioners Clark of Iowa and Inline
!of California will be aslted In the itivisti
gatlon by Attorney John II. Marble and by
Mi. McKenrle, the commissions special
naent. who has spent much time In Ne-
braska In the last f.w months. j
Acli ladff MKilimr urn.
The commission Is acting under the
LaFollette resoiulkin. pa-seU d con. ,
instructlng the commission to invesiifcue ,
the' condition of the grain trade In var
ious states. It will look Into the matter
of the relation of the grain men with the
railroads, will Inquire as to whether the
roads muke rates tavoring some compan
ies as against others, whether there Is an
' - - .
elevator trust and whether grain men nx
Drlces by agreement.
j 'i'he result of the antl-railroau ac.mon
stration Monday among the grain commls-
; sion men wa the appointment of a
committee to wait on the board of dl-
1 . r . i. iifiin tf,Tehanee and ask
I , V LUI rt . " -
the board to seek redress for their wrongs
at the hands of the roads.
"They may rest assured that the ex
change will look to their interests In every
Possible manner." said Ice president ml-
Whorter. "we win oe Biau ii tun....,
complaints from any members of the ex
Secretary McVann said the complaints
voiced in the meeting hod already come to
him from the individual members.
McVann Glad of Meeting;.
"I am glad they have taken up the mat
ter collectively," he said, "for It gives the
directors a better .idea than Individual
complaints, -and they will have more
strength to go after the railroads.'
Several, elevator men held a meeting
Tuesday morning to decide how far they
would yield to the demands of the com
mission, men In th matter of helping to
stand the expense of the inspection de
partment. ' The -commission men hive to
pay for inspection and weighing on every
car of . grain they sell, though they say
ths levator nien do not ask InspecMon on
more than one car in twenty, but send
their grain through Omaha to be In
spected at some other point. An agitation
has been started to compel the elevators
to have all their gruln Inspected on tho
local -exchange. The result of the meeting
Is kept quiet, but will probably be made
known st the next meeting of the board of
directors of the exchange.
Among those present were Nels Updike,
Nathan Merriam, Rudolf Beal and C. F.
EVIDUSCKS OF HAK FAVORITISM
Sensational Dlarloanrea Made In Grain i
Hearing; In Kansas Clly.
KANSAS CITT. Mo.. Oct. 31 Evidence
of favoritism shown to the manager of
the Kansas City elevators of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Taul railway in the mat
ter of granting reduced grain rates to
shippers: the .existence of s. rule In the
Kansas City Board of Trade threatening
I . . m-n,Ur miltU iiunanaln If t V. ...... I.
with irregular grain men. ao-eslied; a
e..mhle of members of ih.t mwani.'in
... ...lo.. .. ihu.. h
.. p. u- ."
associations to boycott Board . of Trade
members who might buy from fanners
and others against whom the associations
! had Issued orders were some of the thlnKS
brought out here today at the grain hear-
Ing begun yesterday by the Interstate
j Commerce commission.
, A some of Brain dealers, elevator men
,, ...-,.. - n,.,iri ..,
missloners L'ine and Clarke a 111 go to
Omaha tonight and resume their hearing
In that city. j
Shields Una Inside Information. I
E. W. Shields, elevator agent for the i
Chicago, Milwaukee Si St. Paul railway j
and active manager of the Simonds-Shields j
Grain company of Kansas City, who was i
Instructed by the commissioners yesterduy
to return here from St. Louis, proved an
Mr. Shields said he was In Chicago last
fall, when he was called upon to advise
about a spsclal export tate ou corn. Ha
helped make a rate, effective several days
later, then caine home .;id bought corn
right and left. He shipped S.5Q0.UU0 bushel 1
of corn under the special rate. He had
bought more thau l.um.ejo bushels before
other deulers learned that the reduced rata
would be made.
Again this summer, he said, he happened
to be waiting; around the office of ths
vice president of the Chicago, Milwaukee
ft St. Paul railway when the railroads
greed on a cut of cents a hundred on
wheat. Hs went out snd sold T'D.OOu bush
els tor delivery under the rat.
Flarht Between Local Hoards.
B. R. Bvall of Kansas City gf the Na
tional Grain and Klevalur company, which
is affiliated wall the National Board of
Trade of Kansas City, a rival of the
Kansas City Board of Trad-." testllled in
et"ct ,hit fa"''t r. h Je"- "h tha
Mr. Beall said his company in :t. ex-
latence had sold probably Mu.ono bu.-shels of
grain, none of which he w- .' le to sell
in Kansaa City be?aun ci the restrk-
Askd If his compa. had experienced
any trouble from the Kansas City Board
or Trade or Iro.n any railway In moving
lis grain out:dc of Kansas City, J.Ir.
"Ye. We experienced Interruptions when
we attempted ail etort .bipiner. of wheat
iCp&llkux4 us Soooui Paga-i.
i:NEw york campaign scandal;
Grand Jorr Itnwj l.itoklnar Into Mry
Told hy Leader uf
NKW VtiKK, t. The ftrnnd Jury
tnday contlniM'd Its investigation of the-
j enargew mnne nnt w-'K oy v nnri,,.- r -
-iiirpiiy, iniiiirr or i:iinm;ioy nun. iy
effect that the lndi pnd'Micc league csn
didiites were demaiH.liiR money from l'jm
many candidates to withdraw from lee
Held and that money had been demand. d
of democratic candidates lor Independence
Tho witnesses stininniie d tor the day's
Iminlrv Included Charles V. Forties, f r-
merly president of the board of aldermen i
snd candidate fr congress; Congressmtin
Joseph A. Goulden: Josrph rre-.id-; gist,
clerk of the Voter board: Alderman ll-K-
Inald IV.ull and .loiin A. Alien, Jndepind-
ence league candid ue for emigres ui,ainf-t
Mr. Forties. Consntsmnn Goulden was
the tirst witness to he called, lie was
with the Inquisitors about fifteen minuted,
After Mr. Goulden left the grand jury
... ... , . . i.,
room he said ho had been shown a letter
which he admitted he had written' to
Francin K. Shoeber, also a candidate fr
congress, agreeing to pay J.'.OO for tho j
expenses of gatheriig endorsements of j
his name to a petit i
11 to ho presentea in
ague. Mr. Goulden '
the name of tin
said he considered Id no more than right
and oroDt-r that he
offer to cover what
liotild make amii (in
le deemed legitimate
On leaving the grand Jury room Alderman
fJotill said that he, n mnnnger for Mr.
ornes. naa never uren Hppi -
an offer of money, nor had Mr. Fornes.
John II. Allen said that he dU not know
anv one ncting in behalf of the Indepcnd-
.. io i,,i tnlt rharles V. FornCf
that Allen would withdraw as a cundldate
alril,.,t Fom, s in consldera-
tMVment reoorted to be from
$20 to fc!S,0uU. Mr. Allen said he did pot
believe any such offer had ever been madt,
and that, if so. It , was without his au
thority. Mr. Allen dceJarcd thn he had never
UCCn nOmiUttlCU IIU V Ull, I . r-o , mm -.""
p,,. Ior hs noml)1Hlon were clrctt-
been nominated for congress; that soma
isted, but he ordered them stooped. He
offered a reward of n,0"0 for the arrbst and
conviction of the person who mnde a propo
sition to withdraw his name for money.
At the conclusion of an Investigation by
tho grand Jury it was announced today
that the charges had fallen through com-
pletely. The official announcement to tiis j Messrs. Cortelyou to tho treasury, Bona
facl, declared that the charges were merely j parte to the attorney generalship and Met-
campalgn gossip, and the grand Jury would I
not dignify the proceedings by making a
presentment as a result of its inquiry. The
grand Jury announced that. In Its opinion,
there was nothing wrong 1n an olTer made
by Congressman Goulden to pay the' ex
pniises Incurred in getting signatures to
the Independence league petition In his be
half. William Astor Chandler who had
been subpoenaed to appear before the grand
Jury whs not called upon to testify.
AMERICAN JEWS ORGANIZE
Committee Selected Jndste Muls
berger of Philadelphia. An
NKW YOB K. Oct. Th cuiiutilttee, of
fifteen npnointed by Judge Muyer Suiz-
bcrtier of Philadelphia to select thirty-live
other members 'so as to form with them u,
Ittte of American Jews, It, was :.n-
nounccd today, ham divided the country
into twelve'' districts and selected repre
sentative Israelites from these districts lit
numbers corresponding roughly, with the
Jewish population. It is expected that tha
committee will find it tifcessmry to Increase
its membership or adopt some means by
which an advisory council may co-operata
with them. A meeting of the commit teo
will bs held Sunday, November 0. Follow
ing is a list of members:
Moses H. Cone. Greensboro. N. ; Rev,
P. P'.iiillpson, Cincinnati: Isldor Newman,
New Orleans: Isaac II. Kemplner, Galves
ton, X Ansaenger, Denver; Kilns Michael,
Ht. Louis; J. Trieber, Little Hock: Slpmund
SlchV.. ForiUnd. Ore.; M. C. Sloss and
Rev. J. VormnaVr, Sail Francisco: Henry
M. Butsel, Detroit; Ambrose Gulterman.
Ht. Paul; Victor Rosewater. Omaha; Dr.
Kmll G. Hirsch. B. Horwlscli, Adulpil
ICrauK. J. J. Mack. J. Rosenwald and Rev.
Joseph Htoltz. Chicago; Dr. I.. N. Dembitz.
lnuisville: Martin A
.MarKs, i levfianu;
Aiax rienioi . i im inim n, im . i yiw ioi' i.
U . .Ul ... rt I Vutlmn Huin-.( 1'ulop.
son, N. J.;Rev. Pr. l--vlnthi. M." Rosen-
and M. H.ilzl.rger. Philadelphia ; Hon.
! !"ado,b",'c''. r.!r.' .V?- .if rVSl'- tu'.r
lours, it. n. ri ifiinotwdiui, ri'.i. u
U l,VIii.lnwAlilt li-nf T I,
Hollander. Baltimore: Simon Wolf. Wa-h-
1 luKton. D. C; Godfrey M. Hyanms and
! '''V.V. . Sv?.V, n inm0,Vninh'iT rVh.'
l Daniel Oulndenlielm. L. Kamaiky, D. H.ibKd:
I Lllierman. K. Lauterdach. 10. H. Lewtn- I This in not a trust. . nor a eowihfne to
I KP-lf-i". M' .Ad0',Ph,. ''l11,- t'l.J??"iot?rlS?2..-X!?. J.r
. Hchlff, Oscar 8. Straus. Cyrus L. Sulzberger,
! New Yolk City; 8. V. Rosendale, Alliany,
' N. T.
BRIEF RESPITE FOR BURTON
Jailor of Former I ailed States (
Srnntor Allows lllm Halt
llonr of Liberty.
IRON TON, Mo., Oct. 23. A half hour
of liberty and a atroll to his wife's board-
, ,. . . . ... . ,, ...
Ing house and back to the Iron county
jau vuriea tne monoiony oi iormer i nuea
States Senator Joseph R. Burton's first
dav In Jail today. Pleading that he wished
to get some books and papers from his
trunk. Burton was permitted by Sheriff
Marshall to take a brief recess from coht
finemert. As Burton reached the street
ho saw his wife and niece Just returning
from a drive. They accompanied him to
the homo of Dr. Smith, where Mrs. Bur
ton is boarding.
Mrs. Burton prepared breakfast for her
hu-band this morning and brought it to
the Jail, where he improvised a chair as
a table in his cell and enjoyed the viands.
Mrs. Burton asserts she will prepare all
the meals he sals In order that he may
not have to subsist on prison fare.
Burton shares a cell with James' Wise,
convicted of having embexsled from a post
office. A separate cell will soon be given
bl.n and Burton asserts that as soon as
ha has a cell to himself and can pluce
therein a small writing desk he will de
vote much time to writing. He said that
served hia sentence he
to Abilene, Kan., and
j ,B order to vote at the coming clef
: tlon and at Bubscijuent primaries
I ev,.,T rhetor in Ouiahia and Soatn
Omaha must appear personally before
the registration board for his voting
dlitrict aud have his name properly
enrolled. No previous relation
holds good this year. Friday, October
Uti, is the next regKlratiou duy. lu
order to vote
You Must Register.
CHANGES IN THE CABINET
Oeorze E. Corte'iyou to Ee Secretary of
Treanury on KetireTent of Ihsw.
BONAPARTE TO B: ATTORNEY GENERAL
Meyer lleconies I'ostmaster t.enernl.
MeleaHe Secretary of ny and
Strnna Secretary of Com
merce anil Labor.
WASHINGTON". Oct. 23. The following
statement regarding prospective changss In
lYpsident Roosevelt's cabinet was made
! pnhlle at,tle White Hotise tonight:
j On the rettiement of Secretary Shaw and
'Attorney General Moody from the cabinet
tho folinalng changes will be made:
I Bceretrry of the Treasurery-
1'oMinaster General Hon. George von L.
j Attorney General Hon. Charles I.. Bona-
Heeretary of Navy Hon. Victor II. Met-
fte.-retnry of Commerce and Labor Hon.
Cwar 8. Straus.
T He general understanding for some time
has been that Attorney General Moody will
11 "t. juihuij i. mm uiui c,-, , j
Shaw will follow him March 4 next. On
the first day of the year, therefore. Mr.
Bonaparte, who Is now secretary of the
navy, will succeed Mr. Moody a attorney
general and he will In turn le succeeded
by Mr. Metcalfe, the secretary of corn-
metee and labor, the latter's place being
tilled by Mr. Straus. Mr. Cortelyou. now
postmaster general, will take Secretary
Shaw's place on March 4, at which time
Mr. Mi yer Is to tweome postmaster gen
Tito ew I'aeea.
The announcement of the prospective
change In the cabinet was made late In the
afternoon, following a protracted cabinet
meeting earlier In the duy, at which it
Is understood tho whole matter was con
sidered fully. The change! contemplate
the Introduction of two new men in the
cabinet. Mr. Meyer, who Is to be post
master general, and Mr. Straus, who Is
to be the secretary of commerce and labor.
The fact that Mr. Meyer was to have a
place In the cabinet has been known
for some time, but the name of Mr. Straus
has been mentioned only incidentally if
nt all In connection with the circle of the
president's advisers. The transfers of
calf.- to the navy have generally been nc'
crpied as among the probabilities for some
time, although It has been known that
both Mr. Bonaparte and Mr. Metcalfe were
for a time loatn to leave their present
positions because they had become so fully
Identified with the work of their respective
Mr. J.ieyer, who will become postmaster
goners T, is ambassador to Russia, to which
place he was appointed on March 6, 13oS,
having been promoted to that office fol
lowing' his service as the ambassador to
Italy from 10( to 1905. He Is a native of
Massachusetts) and has been well known
as a business man. ' '
First IlebreiT in Cabinet.
The appointment of Mr. Straus caused
considerable surprise, as it will be'Mhe
first "fase of tt'"citzcji 'of thdHebro faith
having been made a member of the presi
dent's cabinet, ,. He was burn December
3- '" " ,K we,, anown as a mercnani.
uipmmai ana nuuiur. .e represent
rne uniiea euaies as mimsier to , ursey
on two different occasions and was ap-
pointed by President Roosevelt to fill the
vacancy caused by tho death of former
President Harrison as a member of the ;
court of arbitration at Tho
FARMERS' COMBINE IN SESSION
President Drayton Kxplalas Method
hy Which Prlcea of firaln Are
to nc Kept Stable.
EAST ST. LOUIS. 111., Oct. a. The first
national convention of the American So
ciety of Equity, composed of farmers, be
gan here today with over 500 delegates
present from Illinois, Kentuek, New York,
North Carolina, Utah, Wisconsin. Ohio and
Indiana. The convention seeks to regulato
i , .,..i..
! vaiU'D " &'
nd farm produce by regu-
j latlng the supply In relation to the demand
. President C. O. Drayton of Greenvtlle, '.11,
called thfc convention to order and address
' welcome were tiiano oy congressman w.
j A. Rodenburg and 'Mayor Silas Cook.
I In ,!ls annu8 address, ITealdcnt Drayton
rarm products. It Is compemed of local
unions of farmers established at shipping
1 point. The union from thete points form
! the state asaoeiatlon. These combined form i
the national association. Our idea I to
i establish granaries in the grain country to
i store all sorts of farm products.
ll me mame-i i ion. me society win noia i
the product until the demand forces up j
J profitable prices, when tlie goods mov be
I sold. The poor farmer who cannot afford )
to hold his araln will be Klven a warehouse .
j receipt, gimd fort wo-tlilrds the face value i
.of the grain represented.
j The farmers hope by this regulation of I
simply and demand to establish the market
lvalues. In this connection we will Issue
I d.ily pr,t, buUetlnB. Telephone in farm
, houses will be advocated that the farms
may quickly be advised of a rise. This will
give him an opportunity to sell at a protlt
The convention will be In session three
PERSHING READY FOR WORK
Sew Brigadier General Will Aa.ume
Command of Department of
BAN FRANCISCO, Oct. St-Brlgadler
General John II. Pershing will formally
take command of the Department of Cali
fornia on Thursdsy, on which date Gen
eral Frederick Funston will arrive from
Washington to turn ovtr to hltr. the affairs
of that office. General Pershing has ar
rived In town from Tokio via Vancouver,
here he has been military attache at tha
united States embassy to Japan.
brigadier General Fufiston will go to St.
Ixniis to command the southwestern divi
sion. PASSENGER TRAIN WRECKED
Collision oa St. Paul Road Kills
Plremaa aad nsaaai One
CHICAGO. Oct. ii Passenger train No.
22 on the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul
" "... . . .
rnad. which left Milwaukee todav at 11
j a, m. and was due in ChUao at U:o5,
collided with a freight train at Roud-
bout' tbirty-iwo miles from this city,
w,lmrt. a brakeman on the passenger.
win kerlously injured
Kcvcu others sun-
I talned allfci.l Injuries.
I ri-l.n .....I.Unl aa-usi a. i . a
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Hnln Wednesday and In I'.a.t 1'ortlou
Teniperntnre nt Ossnhn lrsterdayi
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LEONARD SUCCEEDS HORTON
Assistant Superintendent nt Denver
tlreomea Superintendent nt
Spcciilutkui has been rife lor invent I days
ai to who would be chosen to till the va
cancy of KUpeilntcinient for Nthe Western
I'nlon In t;il city caused by the eleatn oi
Mr. C. U. Ilorloti last week. 4ieneral flu
perliiteiulent T. I". Cook of Chicago, tic
rnmpiiiiicd hy a numlier of other olilclals
of the coiipnny, came In 'Monday to at
tend fie funeral of Mr. Ilurton and before
leavi'.g tin city IsKt evening Mr. Cook
uniKumeeit Hint he hsd nniKiliited Assistant .
Uiinerlnfeiiilent fl. K. Leonard of Denver. !
Colo., to llll the vacancy.
While Mr. Leonard is comparatively a
very young inBii. being only :il years of
age, ho Is said to have shown wonderful
ability in handling the company's affairs
on the Mexican border, where he was lo-
,''al1,, for "-'Vial years before Mr. Hortnn
j ' fl,lp(l ' Denver to assist him In
iianoung me vesiern Hinum oi mris'.
territory. While Mr. Leonard's rise Is one
of the most rupid ever known In tele
graphic circles his superiors, mho have
watched his successful business caree1-,
sny he Is only getting what he deserves
by hard work. Mr. Leonard's wife, who
is a very distinguished southern woman,
will add much to Omaha's society circles
and probably will Join hlni here In the
cours if a week or two.
FAIRBANKS IN TERRITORY
Vice President 1akes Speeches
anilif r of rincea and fines
Ml'HKOOKK, I. T., Oct. 23 In a dilixllng
rain 'lce President Fairbanks sixke to
".( people here this afternoon. Mr. Fair
banks was met "at the rnflroivd station
and escortel to Cue platform In the bitrl
ness district by a reception committee,
n troop of militia acting us bodyguard,
and ' J.tmo school children were lined up
to greet him. He ,lld not touch on po
litical Issues, but tnlked on patriotism.
Following his address he shook hands with
ninny. There was a .itamiiede to reach
him and he was greeted with cheers. In
J Ada Vice President Fairbanks was greeted
by 5.0 people.
In South M!!Alester he g-ot off the train
nud walked five blocks to shake hands
with school children. He spoke from the
rear end of the tram at Canadian and
Kufaula and from a plstform nt Checotali.
M til! the towns he was greeted by larrre
From Muskogee Vice President .Fair
banks went to Tulsa, I. T., where he spoke.
to 5.0TO pcoplel, for half an . hour. After
ward ho hook hands with the audience.
Mr. Fairbanks spoke at Vlulta, "f. T., to
night, completing his tour of the terri
tories. His next engagements are in
j POSTMASTER MISSING A MONTH
Inapector Find Office la Best uf Con
dltlnn and Disappearance of
Official a Mystery.
; (From a 8taff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. D. C. Oct. l;3.-Speclal
Telegram.) Ira Holllugworth was today
temporarily, appointed pewtmaster at
Brocksburg. Keya Paha county, In place
o E. H. Wauker, who has mysteriously
disappeared. For a month the office at
Brocksburg has been without a postmaster.
During this time the postofttce department
has been repeatedly advised of the situa
tion and finally an Inspector was cent to
Inve '.gate conditions at the Brocksburg
or.ee. The report of the Inspector only In
creases the mystery. The inspector re
ported that the office Is In first class con
dition and that there is no evidence of a
shortage as intimated In some of the letters
In consequence of the report First Al
, sistant Postmaster General Hitchcock made
tho above appointment' today . pending a
J permanest appointment on recommendation
of Congressman Klnkald.
"auker abandoned his office more than
(a month ago and has not been heard from
! CLANSMAN IS SUPPRESSED
Philadelphia Mayor Stops Prodactlon
of Plnr to Prevent Another
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 23. - Mayor
Weaver today Issued an order suppressing
the further production here of the drama,
"The Clansman," which began last night,
and was to have a week's engagement
at the Walnut Street theater. The may
or's action was prompted by the demon
stration last night tit the theater by sev
eral thousand colored citizens.
A delegation of representative colored
men, consisting of clergymen, doctors,
lawyers and business men. called upon
the mayor today, and protested against
the continuance of the play, because of
Its alleged tendency to arouse racial prej
udice and to Incite to riot.
The management 'of the play will tomor
row go Into court and apply for an In
junction restraining the mayor from In
terfering with the production.
Japanese Mldahlpmnn Resigns.
ANNAPOLIS. Md., Oct. 23,-At the re
queit u the Jiip(iH eniliansy at Wash
inaton A nhl Kitiaaki uf Ihe third rlasa at
' the naval academy, has submitted his res
ignation, which will be acerptel It Is un
licrstood. pending the department's uctl
on his case, however, he has been granted
an extended leave of absence. Kltlgaki is
a son of Baron Kltlgaki of the imperial
privy muiuil. He entered the American
naval academy In September, l'JOt. No rea
son is .segued here tor his resignation.
In order to vole at the coming elec
, (jon and at subaco,ient primaries
' , . . . , . .,
i every elector lu Omaha and feoulb
: Omaha must apiiear petaonally before)
the registration board for Ids voting
j ms,rKt and have his name properly
S liolJat good this year. 1 liday, Octolier
j HO, is Iho next registration day.
I order to vole
I You Must Register.
HORSE CROWNED KING
Attendance at Horse Chow Much Lararir
Than on Opening Fight.
LARGER THAN IN THE PREVIOUS YEARS
Entbnsi&sm Grows with the AUeadan.ee
and Applame ii Hiartj.
SOCIETY SHOWS SIGNS OF UNBINDING
Number of ErenU on the Card of a Kcst
PATRONS IMPARTIAL IN THEIR APPLAUSE
Give the ;lad Hand fOqnslly to the
Hl Draft 4nlinnla and Daintily
(ailed Rlh School
?lr,t-- X.awrane Jones
.Crow a: Murray
Fair Vark Horses
...W. n. MoCord
. . . . E, li. Hsydaj
. Qoorge rapper..
. .Lawrsncs fonsa
W. H. McGora
. . Crow MnrTsy
T. C. Byrn
r. A. vast
. . .A. D. Brand la
Eorss Driven B yX,adT
rirst airs. Thomas atlltoc
Bscond W. . MoOor
Third Joatpu M. Cudahj
Xoca4 Harness Pair
rirst W. K. MoOora '
Sacosd W. M. Bara-ssa
Third B. T. Fee
Hltrh School Ron
First D. L. ParUh
Second Mrs. O. J. at or on
Third B. X,. Baydta
First Crow k Murraf
Second Oeorga Fappsi
First Arthur Tsgf
Second Ira Jacobs
Third John Bolss
I ii liters
First X. K. Wsathsrhss
Second , Crow at Murray
Third r. E. K. Wsathsrbes
BeHrlng his royal head high and with
rtntelv tread King Horse demanded and
received obesliince from the multitudes of
Omaha society piple last night, the soennd
of the big shows, dedicated to the sister
city, 8outl, Omuha. With the clearing of
the skies came a crowd that almost en
tirely tilled the Auditorium upstairs and
below, und reflecting the cheering mood of
the weather mart everybody Was In his'
merriest condition of mind.
With an exhibition that merited the best
an Omaha audience could give it, it Is
not strange every event drew liberal ap
plause from boxes and balcony alike. The
crowd" was "in sn attitude to grow en
thusiastic over the good things in .the
tan bark ring and time after timo the
rafters of the building reverberated with
h? cheers rtf gloved hand. There were
events of the blood flirting kind, that made
men und wotnin hold their breath and
naturally at these times the crowd thun
dered its applaiisr In' a little more
boisterous manner than In the quieter num
bers where grace of step, beauty of car
riage or skill of driver were ths attrac
tive features. But through It all with event
following event so rapidly as to be almost
confusing, the crowd voiced Its approval In
no uncertain, way.
It Is not strange, therefore, that the box
office receipts for the first and sncond
nights should show s larger attendance
than any first snd second night since the
horse phow was Introduced in Omaha. The
figures made public after the close of the
show last night show this to be true. It
Is an Indication of the growth of Interest
In the display. People who have been
attending the successive performances have
come to know many of the beautiful aal
mals and they come to tuko a personal i9j
tercet in them.
Sod Mr warmlna I p.
The promenade was also patronised bet
ter than at any previous show, and this,
one fact indicates the deep personal In
terest taken by the spectators, in the ex
hibition. When In one of the three har
ness classes three prominent socley women
of Omaha, Mrs. Charles T. Kountse. M'-s.
Joseph M. Cudahy and Mr. Joseph Barker,
Jr., exhibited their ability as whips, the
boxes were almost entirely deserted and
the occupants crowded to the promenade
for a closer view. After that event the
promenade was the popular viewpoint. The
social ascuect of tha exhibition was also
brought to the front and box calls were
More than ever before tho Omaha Hoisa
Show proved it has been accepted as the
popular social event of Omaha's season.
The gathering crowds early In the even
ing foretold the large attendance, though
the greater part of the crowd was late hi
arriving. Long before S o'clock the car
riage entrance was thronged and th street '
doors were tilled with people. When ths
bugle sounded the first event on ths prey
gram many of the boxes end a large num
ber of the seats were still untenanted,
but unly for a short time. The constant
stream of gaily bederked humanity from
the front entrance Increased und gradually
diffused Itself over the house until the
boxes and balcony alike were a solid mass
of faces and culor.
As the social elect came In, stunningly
gown1, attention was directed for a f.w
minutes away from the prancing; steeds
in the ring, but only for a moment. For
while many were out to be seen, It was ap
parent from the very first that Horse was
king and he had no difficulty in securing
ample rucognltlon of his claims. The noble
animals appeared to know the admiration
they were receiving and were proud of It.
They showed It in the arch of the nock
and the swing of the body.
The crowd was not partial to any of tha
numerous elates on display last night.
The first spontaneous outburst of enthu
siasm and appioval came when the mag
nificent Swift and Cumpuny'a six-horse
team of grays swung Into the ring lu tho
first svent. The magnificence of thee,
powerful animals and the masterful way
in ahlch they were handled kept the ec
tators spellbound. The admirations for
ths draft snlmala were shifted with no
los to the Uaullful and graceful harn.os
class that followed it. Then cam. th
saddle hoi it s. with smooth and even gall,
that drew cheer after cheer. So It waa
through the program.
T!k special feature of th. evening from
the standpoint of the ordinary observer
was the high school class, and ss three
lu animals entered, and with almost human
intelligent executed th. many fancy steps,
gaits snd cakewalks. tb. spectators glu4
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