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Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 120.
OMAHA, .MONDAY MOKXINU, NOVEMBER o, 1W.
SINGLE COrY THREE CENTS.
BIG FIGHT TUESDAY
tnrrtf tt to Politioal Fild a the Etc
of Caitlic of Ballot. .
POINTS ON WHICH BOTH PARTIES AGREE
Democrat, it ii Concdd, Will Yaka Gain
HOT FIGHT IN DOUBTFUL DISTRICTS
Situating in 5tw Ytc Too Complicatad
for Intellietnt Eitimavt.
FEDERATION OF LAbuR FACTOR IN RACE
Unmpere Leading; tbe Fight Against
omher of ( nrf m In
Different Parts of the '
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4.-Witli election
rt jr but n. few hours away, the political
situation hs rrysialised to an extent that
permits a purvey of the field, limited, how
ever, to the point where the battle has
waged the fiercest between the two domi
nant parties for control of the Sixtieth
congress and for elate supremacy.
Tha managers of both the republic sd
democratic campaigns agree that t,
data are to mnke gains over theft "a
representation in congress, i-sotn arv-j,
agreed aa to the states where these a
are to come from, ntid both are directing r
.... ... ... .k h.,r. of th. I
campaign to these battlefields.
In New York, where tha state campaign
HUB l upevu ail ini ir iui tifiiRi.r.-
inen will be disturbed by locsl conditions
to siich an extent that the returns Tuesday
night, will lurnisn pernaps me most in
teresting reading for those at the head
quarter of both congressional committees.
A landsllda for either candidate for gov
ernor would carry with it unexpected re
sults as to the congressional ticket. It ia
conceded, on a normal basts, that the demo
crats will tnako gains In this state.
Hot la Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania, lurnlshes another interest
ing situation with the governorship fight
between Iewls Emery, democrat and Lin
coln party candidate, and Former Mayor
Stuart of Philadelphia, republican nominee.
Many republican and democratic heavy
weights hava been sent Into the western
part ot the state and the campaigning has
Representatlv Dalzell of Pittsburg Is
having opposition, which some "time ago
assumed serious proportions. In Dr. It. J.
Black, former mayor of McKeesport.
In the south, the Interesting points are
In Texas, Mississippi snd Tennessee. In
Texas a campaign ugalnst the re-election
to th I'nlted States MenHte tif Joseph XV.
Halley is making things lively. M. M.
Crane is regarded as the leader of the
antl-flalley forces. In Mississippi Repre
sentatlv Williams, the democratic floor
leader of the house, is making a race for
the senate against Governor Var.da.mati.
'reniiesuo- IniorUth.. Inlaws! "because . of
the" governorship "fight between H. "Clay
Kvsns, republican, and Representative M.
R. Patterson, democrat. The republicans
In the state have hopes of electing more
than two members of congress, which they
The districts ' where Samuel Gotnpera,
president of the American Federation of Im-
bor, has made a fight are also points of In-
terest. The leader of labor paid his com-
pllmcnls last to Representative Mudd of
Maryland, and democrats predict the defeut
of Mr. Mudd. In Ohio. Representative James
Keji.iedy. representing the old McKinley
district, has received a call from Mr, Gom
pers, who supported John C. Welty, th
democratic nominee. The democrats, now
holding but one district In Ohio, are mak
ing vigorous contests In half a dczen others.
Mr. Gompers has been aUo heard from In
the flgl't In Chicago, where the republicans
now have all ten of the congressional dis
tricts. Both aides agree that this solid del
egation will be broken Into and that Repre
sentative Rainey. now the only democrat
from Illinois in the house, will have com
pany. Hope to Hecaptar Mlaaoarl.-
In Missouri th democrats have great,
hoiiea of regaining the five districts lout to
them In the tidal wave of two years sgo.
Much has been done In this state to arouse
the party vote by Bryan and Folk.
In Idaho the republicans raised the issue
of "law and order" In aiipport of the state's
prosecution of officers of the Miners' fed
eration for complicity In tha murder ot
former Governor Bteunenberg. while Sen
ator Dubois, who is leading the democratic
tight, declares Mormonlsm the lsue.
In I'tah th' Mormon church is said to be
supporting the republican nominee for con
gress. W. I). J lay wood, one of tho Min
rsf federation officials, now a prisoner In
Maho, I the socialist party candidate for
Democrats are confidently looking for
gains In Indiana and Iowa,
in Massachusetts th governorship tight
eclipses all else. Curtis Guild, Jr., repub
lican, is opposed by John H. Moran. nomi
mted by tha democrats, prohibitionists snd
Summed up, the states in which both
ldes seem agreed thut democratic gains
may be msda are New York. New Jersey,
Pennsylvania. Ohio. Indiana, Illinois, Mis
souri, Iowa and Maryland,
NKW YORK. Nov. 4.-Regarding the re
port that a large quantity of campaign lit
erature depoa.ted at a subatatlon of the
liostofftca ate last night was held up pend
ing a decision by the postal authorities as
to whether the matter was mailable. Pest
master Wlllcox tonight made the following
There waa no matter whatsoever held up
at the substation. Ihe 4'iui leitt-r arrived
lam tfaturday ,iiht and two clerks in
charge .f the substation thought that per
haps they were not mailable matter. They
mil tried tho mailt poatomcw and then placed
the le.ters 111 the vaiious buxes readv lor
Bath Parties t lalm
. IOl'lS, Nov. 4. -The
cieci.on III M- I
sourl arouses particular interest In that U
will bs the (list ten of party oigsnization
lnco the repu'tillctn landslide two yesrs
ng . Ever since that election, which placer
a democratic governor In office snd carrHd
th rest of tho republican ticket, fence
building hts been pursued vigorously ai.d
relentlessly by both the d mocratlc snd re
publican parlies, lite former to regain lost
ground and the Istter t.i retahi supremacy.
All Indications tonight are that victory by
rlther pny will be won by a close margin,
chairman W. N. Kvsns of th democratic
statu cumn.lltso says Ihe state will go
g'-mocrHflc, but be decllneil to mtke sny
;eii.i.ut fur publication. Chairman
Thorn K. NlaJrh.ghaus of the republican
tati com mil tn npre.s himself as coufi-
rol thut tho election will show 4 repuKl-
CUBAN MODERATE PROGRAM
Old Party to Dp Dissolved aad a
New Organisation to Be
HAVANA, Nov. 4 It l probable that Ihe
new platform for the old moderate party,
presented yesterday by General Hila Ri
vera, will be adopted at a meet Inn of the
party to ba held tomorrow. A new pirty
name will then be selected, the party hav
Infc voted unanitnotialy lo dissolve at the
meeting held yesterday.
The Rivera program Is conservative. In ,
character. It iermlts foreigners to v te
and extends the presidential term to fix
years without re-election. These measure
will make necessary additional amendments.
At yesterday's meeting of the moderates,
which waa attended by seventy drlcga.es
from all parts of the Island, the resignation
of the executive committee snd of Memlcz
Capote, president of the party, were ac
cepted. It is the Intention of Ihe provisional gov
ernment to h the American troops line
make extensive practice marches through
out the country. This should not be In
terpreted a a threatening demonstration,
the step is taken for Its moral effect on the
restoration of contldence.
In a general order General Franklin Bell
enjoins all officers and enlisted men of the
American army of occupation to manifest
all possible courtesy towards Cubans of all
ITpvn ihe recommendation of Carlos
Garcia y Vclez, Inspector of public In
stitution!. Han Lizaro hospital, In which
heT are several hundred lepers, probiMx
be shortly renuived to an llinH nff
Tthern coast of Matansss province.
' e i'R nr roi husmrai lias inn.
, . . "
'K. ,hR ProJ-t has been opposed
,he Isle of Pines are ex
' arrest and Imprisonment
of a countryman namd Holmesburg on
the charge of cutting down a tree on the
boundary line of his own property. A
commute has come from the island to re
quest Governor Magoon to depose the pres
ent mayor and appoint aa acting mayor
Second Lieutenant Robert "fllttonl of the
Marine corps. ,
There have liern rumors for some duys
past of a projected uprising of moderates
In Santiago province, but no importance
Is attached to them.
CLEMENCEAU FOR REFORMS
Sew French premier and Cabinet
Una an extensive Pro
gram. PARIS. Nov. 4. Interest In the re
assembling of the Chamber of Deputies to
morrow centers on the reading of the, minis
terial declaration of policy. Premier Clem-
enceau a statement Is very long It was )
aociarea roriay uy a soon authority to bo
a great literary effort. The program for
Internal reforms to be set forth Is considered
to be the most advanced ever presented 1c.
France and the approval of these reform
is believed to be virtually assured before
In the matter of foreign politics, the cabi
net la expected to .follow, the same course
as has- hlllirrtn'. been' purkued.i' Tht pre--mtcr's
statement will conclude with the
demand . of a ..vote of confidence from
Parliament, so thst the cabinet may ef
fectively carry out Its projects.
According to a letter from MlnlsteX of
Finance Culleaux to tho chairman of tne
budget committee, the budget for 19t7
shows, In round figures, a revenue of 3.817,
OUO.OCO francs and expenditures amounting
to J,8:i;,U00,OUO francs, mnklng a deficit of
17fi.uuo.OUD francs. In order to provide for
this deficit there lias been added to the
revenue the sum or 111,00,00(1 francs through
increased taxation on special articles.
There remains SJ.OOO.ftm francs which will
be raised. If necessary, by short terra
ESPIONAGE CASES IN FRANCE
Germany Areasrd of Efforts to
Secure Military Secrets of
PARIS. Nov. 4. Two recent cases of
espionage have attracted more or lews at
tention here. A woman of Toulon, sus
pected of being a spy In the employ of a
foreign power, was convicted lust week
on the testimony of a sailor, who swore
she had tried to bribe him to steal the
plans of certain fortifications and subma
rine vessels. The other case is that of
Gaston Maltrugue, an artillery reservist,
who was arrested at Meaux for a trifling
offense. When searched the firing In
structions for the French army ar.d
tracings of drawing of the mechanism of
siege, field snd other guns were found In
his possession. Maltrugue claims that he
is simply Interested In the question of
armaments generally, but appearunres are
against Mm. Hla case Is still pending.
Arrests of suspects, especially on the Ger
man frontier, take ula-e. constantly and
ate exploited by a, section of the French
press as proof of the warlike designs of
COMMISSION TO SALTON SEA
Mexican Knalneera Will Tndertake
to Home of the
.NIKXK'O CITY. Nov. 4-v commission
composed of Mexican engineers and experts,'
un iH-eu uupaicneii oy tne 4icxican gov
ernment to the "scene of the late flood
cauaol by the diversion of the channel of
the Colorado river, to study the problem
which for some time lias called for tho at
tention of the t'nlted Suites and Mexican
governments. The Sahon sea question has
become an international one, end It Is said
here In government circles that the discus
sion through ordinary diplomatic channels
regarding the responsibility for the dangers
ensuing will be dropped for the time being '
in order that the Immediate action whic:i
lhi situation demands may be properly j
NO JAPANESE SKETCH FORTS
General Leonard Wood Denies Re
ports Printed la I alted
MANILA. Nov. 4.-Tlie stoty that- a
Japanese srmy officer had been placed un
der grrcsl here for sketching certain forti
fications of Manila harbor as denied to
day by Msjor General Ionaid Wood, com.
mander of the division of the Philippines.
No such arrest has been made und no
Japanese have taken sketetuk of rhs
fortifications. It Is well known that since
tbe American occupation Jaimncse hav
been eiigajged in making maps of tae
Piiiltp',jlr.es. There U no existing law te
prohibit them, altiiougU such laws wei
In force under the Siwulsh regime.
General Wood has Just returned to
Manila fioui a hunliiitf ex.R(Iltla
SALOON BROIL MAY BE FATAL
Sials Joniea, Bartender, Badly Beatea by
Four Crank Mtn.
SKULL IS FRACTURED BY A BRICK
Trouble Starta Over ame of Hire
Three Men Involved Arrested
and Police Are After
In a fight which started In the Willow
fprlngs Kxlwn, 'iVZ liming street, itbout
i p. in. hunnuy, Niels Jensen, a iiarl-mder ,
employed at tnc saloon, was bad'y IkmIuii
ny four men, said to be drums, one or
whom threw a brick at jenseii, which
struck him over the left eye and fructuve.I
his skull. The police were notified, Police
Surgeon Kltnt.re risponding, who had the
lrj.red man removed to tne Omaha Gen
eral Hospital, where an operation to reduce
tho fracture was performed by Dr. K. C.
Henry, but Jensen was badly Injured and
it la feared death may result from the
D. O. MeMellen. 1721 South Ninth street.
William Kennedy, 814 South Thirteenth
street, and E. Wilson, 1112 Jachsnn street,
have been srrested on th charge ot bolt);
Implicated in the affray, which may prove
to be murder. These three men and a
companion went to the saloon and re
quested the use of the dice box, which was
produced by the bartender, XV. A. Myers.
Jensen wa off duty, but was 1n the si
loon, and the four men, who were some
what intoxicated, induced him to Join In
the gams and the fight started when one
of the men accused Jensen of losing a
game, which Jensen dnleo. Jensen then
ordered the men front tha saloon and one
of the men tried to strike him, whereupon
he attempted forcibly to eject the quartet.
The men turned upon him. striking blni
several times, but h succeeded In forcing
then) all out of the seloon. when one ef
ihe men grabbed half of a brick from the
walk, stepped to the door and threw It at j Drlesnlder and Max Cutterplan, who wero
Jensen, who. was Inside of the saloon, I attacked by u mob last night, were ar
strlking him In the forehead and knocking ralgned In court today and held for fx
him to the floor. The blow rendered Jensen amlnatlon.
unconscious for several minutes and tha
men made their escape.
Officer Llckert later arrested MeMellen
snd Kennedy, while Wilson wss picked up
oy detectives Maloney and McDonald, but
the man who threw the brick Is Still at
Jensen Is 42 years of nge and had been
employed by the proprietor of the saloon.
H. Niel8on. sine last January. Jle Is un
married and roomed in a cottage at the
reae of tile saloon. HV baa served several
enlistments In the regular army, having
participated In the Spanish-American war
In tha Philippine Islands.
OFFICER HAS YELLOW FEVER
Lleatenant ' Wiley of Fifth Infantry
Taken to Hospital In
" HAVANA, Nov. 4. Second Lieutenant
Noble J. Wiley of th Fifth infantry, whose
discovery on hoard the transport Sumner
yesterday with-- yeIUw f-vor -cause five
hours delay liv tho departure of the vessel. ,
has been removed to Anlmvs hospital. His
illness todav was diaimosed as vellow fever
of a mild type. Lieutenant WJley boarded
the vessel to go-home on leave of absence.
He arrived here recently on the transport
Tarnholm and lodged In Havana. He did
not visit camp Columbia. x
Some Questions Still i Unanswered by Bryan
William Jennings Bryan Ib now engaged In a campaign speaking tour of Nebraska. While addressing the
votera at different points the taxpaying citizens would like to have him answer a few questions that are specially
pertinent and timely:
Do you approve of the deal, which your brother-in-law, T. S. Alien, chairman of the democratic state commit
tee, has made with the tax shirking railroads to line all the democratic legislative candidates up against the taxa
tion of railway terminals for municipal purposes the same as other city property.
Are you in favor of compelling the railroads to pay city taxes on their property within limits of municipal
corporations, or in favor of the continuance of the present system by which they escape paying city taxes almost en
tirely? Does your declaration that no one connected directly or indirectly with privilege seeking corporations should
have any place In the councils of the democratic party apply to Chairman Allen in his partnership with the legal rep
resentative of the Missouri Pacific railroad and the use of partnership stationery in sending out democratic campaign
Will you use your Influence next winter to get the democrats -in the legislature to Join with the republicans
to force the railroads to pay their full share of city taxes, irrespective of any promises made to the railroads by your
brother-in-law, Chairman Allen?
Nebraska Democrats in
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00. 19, 1906.
n.e sirt '
I enclose jou hrwltn oopy of an ditorll which appeared
In th Blatr Pilot, rpublloan paper. I think thl 1 good stuff
and If you can find po for It or fraa up an editorial In your s
own language conveying th ease Idea It will bo ffeotlve.
Th rpublloa platfoni ha a 'rnslnl raxatlori" plani that,
will glv to Cnaha th benefit of all th terminal taxes Instead of
alstrlbutlng th saa out orsr th ntlr atat a 1 now don. If
th republloan platform 1 naotd Into law It will aean that vry
town In th tt will lo thlr proportlonat har of th railroad
tax and that Caaha will b th bensflclary. Th Oaah Be ha
already pledged ninety republican candidate In th legislator on
thl proposition. Th thr republican candidate rfusd to glv
their assent to th oheoe. I think thl 1 Important.
Tour truly, C; .
THAT TELL-TALK LKTTEK.
This letter bus been mailed oat fioin demoiratlc state headquar
ti.s to all editors of democratic and populist neaspapers In Ne
braska In an rnvelojie hearing the Ins ript lou. "Talbot and Allen,
attorneya-at-Uw, hVateruty building. Lincoln, Nebraska." Talbot is
tha chief legal representative In Nebraska of tbe Missouri Pacific
BIG INCREASE IN IRON TRADE
f . ,
Past Mar Monte Make Better Show
Insr Than Any In the History
WASHINGTON. Nov. I. A bulletin Is
sued by the Department of Commerce snd
Labor e.-iys that exports f Iron and steel
maiiufactiirers show ' an incrruse of about
X per cent In the Jiltie months ended with
September and imports of a similar char
acter show also an Increase of practically
'Ji per cent In the same period as compared
with the same months, of the preceding
year. Kxports, of all domestic produrts
Increased about 13 per cent, the bulletin
says, and imports about 9 per cent. Pig
iron and iron ore Imports aggregated over
$lnot.nno In the nine months ended with
September, sgiltist about t'l.oon.tioo in the
corresponding period of 1!Y. and alijttt
K.Oie.onr III 1904. Pig tin imports In the
nine months of 1 amounted to over T7.
3.11. Son, against JW.T'W.aTl in I'.ms and 117,
:!4S.2t In r4. Tin plate expectations, the
bulletin says, alsr show a marked Increase,
the exports in 13"H being 1.7T4.1S1 pounds,
against 14. 562.152 in 195 and 12,06,OflB In
The growth In operations of Iron and
steel, the bulletin says, was larger In the
nlno months eneledfwith September, I!1,
than in any corresponding period of our j
export trade. The jaraln In these months
..m cuii.-pvm1ib prtiuo .u . oe yre- ;
ceoing yeeir was over J1."W,'S'. iron ana
steel exports In th filnc months of V.06
were JU27.1W.R7J snd ti-On and steel imports
for the same time wtve C4.S7B.JS7.
SPECIAL POLICEMEN HELD
Cbara-ed rrlth Shontlng la Blot Over
the ChansTrara' trlke la
NEW YORK, Nowyl. The four special
policemen. John J.. Devlin, Thurlow
Waters. ' Warren LeVerman and Iixarus
Lorla. with the three strike . breaking
chauffeurs. Theodore Shaler. William S.
Tho special officers were charged with
doing the shooting from an Eighth avenue
car. as a result of which August Lamb,
a striking chauffeur, is lit a hospital dan-
Hail was furnished by representatives of
the New York Transportation company.
PRESIDENT BACK FROM HUNT
WASHINGTON, Nov, 4. President t;r.d
Mrs. Roosevelt arriveft In Washington to
night at 9:10 o'clock iVoni Tine Knot, Va.,
where they went Weclnesduy last to hunt
wild turkeys, accompa riled by Surgeon Gen
eral Rlxey and Prlvat Secretary Latta.
The party came In I fid special car Signet
over the Southern raihiy. ' "The president
and Mrs. RooscvehV yfc d-lven direct to
the White House.
S I m n d r 4 Dati Mt Lands. .
auRKVICPORT. Ln.. Nov. 4.-The Stand-
rd OH company has bouaht forty-two
acres In Ihe Caddo City oil field, twenty
miles north of Hhreveport and will begin
operations at once-in the development of
the property.' It is the Int-nUuu of the
Standard Oil company to ship the onide
oil to Its refinery nt Beaumont until the
field is fully developed, when a refinery
will be erected In Shreveport.
League with the Railroads
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SEN ATORSHIP IS THE STARE
Fsbraika LfiilatiT Contest In an
Added Intmit Thii Yr-ar.
REPUBLICANS ARE CERTAIN TO CONTROL
Both Hranrhes Will Be Dominated h
Grand Old Party la plte of
Railroad Aid to Fusion
(From a Staff Conespiindoiit.)
LINCOLN. Nov. 4. (Special.) The con- j
test for the control of the legislature this i
Inter In Nebraska Is regarded as of more
than ti.ual Importance, because upon Its
pe.lltiesl complexion will depend whether
the T'nlted States senator to be elected
will be a republican or a democrat. The
republicans have nominated Attorney Gen
eral Norris Drown, snd the fuslonlsts W".
II. Thompson ss their candidates, respect
ively, for fnlfed States senator, and each,
with his friends, has been making a thor
ough canvass for the legtelativc follow
ing. In- most of the districts the. demo
crats and populists have fused. In some
cases only after much difficulty, so that the
)1r().t bPtwf.en r,.pbcan and fu-
sion legislative nominees. In two or three
in.innp,,, 1Hndldates Hre run-
nlng, but without prospect of success, ex
cept to complicate the situation betwcen
the regular party candidates. It Is said
that the railroads and their corporate allies
hava been working to the end of making
the house democratic, realizing the futility
of trying to lake the senate awsy from the
republicans, with the avowed purpose of
putting the two houses at cross with one
another and thus heading oft legislation
which they fear. .
Returns from all the legislative districts,
however. Indicate that both houses will be
safely republican, although, of course, with
majorities reduced from those of two years
aRO whp tlle Roosevelt tidal wave brought
the republican ascendancy to high water
mark. The lineup for the legislative fight
as between the two opposing parties Is as
Republican. Diet. No. Fusion.
Dr. W. H. Wilson.. 1 John M. Osborne
J. G. O'Connell a.. Dr. W. L. Helliniin
jPHie U Root!;;;;;; 4.'.'
Joel Eaton S H huck
W. R. Patrick
Alexander L:ivcrty. 5....
L. C Gibson
c." I Saunders...
H. F. Thomas
H. C. Wolf-
G. XV. Wlltse
K. D. Gould
W. D Holhrook..
6 C. S. Monternmery
ti R. O'Keeffe
K W. S. Shoemaker
7 J. B. Uitta
S Oscar Brin
!).... Dr. A. D. Cameron
10... George V. loschen
Chttrles Randall 11.
John C. Byrne
8. S. Jovce
I. A. Ollis
J. K. Johnson
F. W. Ashton
A. S Tibbets
T, II. Saunders VJ
IVank W. Phillips..!
Byron H. Glover 15...
R. M. Thomson H....
W. H. Harrison. ...17,.,
K. L. King 1...
C. H. Aldrlch Is...
Joe Burns t...
J. V. McKesson.. m...
,...J. V. Wolfe
H K. Packet! 1 Thomas Kemmers
lr. V. P Iodon...2,
Dr. F. Wilcox..
.....J. P. Kennedy
.Dr. J. W. Lymnn
...... B. W. Si onus
Israel A. Sheridan
, J. G. Heeler
C. H. Knperson.
W. K. Thome...
A. I. Clarke
C. A. Luce
, ,'J. ...
Charles A. Sibley
Dlst. No. Fusion.
.... 1 '.Kward Lsmbert
Frank ShulHTt ..
N. A. HlciiHiuer..
W. P. Raprr
C. B. Parker
A. L. Lawrence..
. . 1 J. H. von Hfiger
.. 1 D. R. Crush
.. 2. Fred H. Barclay
.. James Murphy
. . i... W. D. Redmond
.. 3....E. B. .Quackenbush
(Continued on Second Page.)
Democratic Cdltora steak Oat.
Srcclal pinp.itch to the World-Herald.
GRAND 1SUAND. Neb., Feb. 3, lW3.-At
Ihe meeting or the Democratic Kditorial
association this evening resolutions wero
unanimously adopted endorsing House Roll
171 and also the revenue measure, now be
fore tho Nebraska legislature. A special
committee, of which C. J. Bowlby. editor
of the Crete Democrat, wss chairman, and
C. t. Caspar, editor of the David City
Prens, secretary, reported the following:
W desoonc th attempt of th railway
lobby to deoelv th publle with respect
to mouse Koll 171, now pending- before th
Xebratka legislature, the earn being'
bill designed to require railroad companies
to bear their Just prcportloa of taxation
In oitls of th metropolitan class.
The attempt on the part of the railroad
lobby to make It appear through editorials,
admittedly written by the lobby and paid
for by th railroads, that thl measure,
If enacted l&to law, V Jttld affect tax to
be paid by the railroad for state, county
and school purposes 1 indefeasible and
deserves prompt aad vigorous rebuke at
the hand of all who boiler that th
truth should be known with respect to
every public msaaur aad who object to
the escape of taxation by the rwilroad fox
tat, county, city or school purposes.
W believe it to be to cuty of every
demeevatle member of the legislature to
Tote for Mouse atoll 171 and register his
protest la aa effective way against the at-to-i.,
oi hUM iSuttasia M, iimmvi twi o
pie, aad tarourh such deception escape
aw piopotuon of taaatiok.
this rcaoiuuon , Luviuuniy discussea
and was anopied by a unanimous vote of
Action of Democratic Editors.
The Worid-Heraid tongraiuiatea the
Den.ocratia xnitoriai association ot Ne
orasaa upon tne adoption of a resolution
enaorsing iouse Koil 1 VI tpronalng for
mumcipsi taxation of railway terminals).
Altnough tne ranroad lobby Is exerting its
best t-noris to hoodwlna the people wltn
respect to this bill. It has failed to pull
the wool over the optica of the democratic,
editors of this state.
Tho democratic editors have taken tha
correct position. It Is to ho hoped that the
suggestion they make to the members of
the legislature will be adopted by at least
very democratic and populist member.
Cm ali a World iltreid, February i, 1?4.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Monday 'and Taeaday. fooler
Temprratare at Omaha lesterda
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AFTER THE TOBACCO TRUST
Mnssarhasetts District Attorney Asks
Jerome to Hrrart Evi
dence. BOSTON. Mass., Nov. 4. District Attor
ney Jonn H. Moran sent a letter to District
Atinrmy Wlhlsm T. Jirome of New York
today. In which he stated that he wss In
formed by Btate Henator A. V. Hughes of
Michigan that there Is In tho pOTSc-askm of
Colliers' Weekly evidence In the form of
otlgmal documents, letters, telegrams and
secret codes, which tends to show that an
organized method of 1-glslatlve corruption
Is practiced by the so-called Tobacco trust
throughout the country. Tho letter fol
lows: I am credibly Informed by one A. D.
Hughes, formerly a state senator of Michi
gan, that ther Is In the possession of the
proprietors of a publication, by name.
Colllets' Weekly, having Its principal place
of business In New York City, evidence in
Ihe foim of original documents, letters,
toUgrams, secret codes and the translation
thereof, some copies of whl'h I now havo
and which I nppend herewith for the pur
pose of Identification, which tends to show
an organized and genersl method of l"gls
latlve. corruption practiced by the so-cuiled
Tobacco trust throughout the country. I
urn Informed that some of the documents,
copies of which I do not have, tend to show
that several hills affecting the Interest of
the said Tobacco trust were defeated at the
capltol of this commonwealth at the last
session of our general court (Massachu
setts legislature) by practices which are a
part of this systematic scheme. 1 am In
lorn led that ptoptietors of the said Colllors'
Weekly have purchased the evidence for a
large sum of money under a contract to
publish the same not later than ten weeks
after the first day of August; that the last
dn.v for publishing the same has expired;
that the said Colliers' Weekly has refused
to publish the samu according to the cou
Ui'ct. , ,
I sm further Informed that Colliers'
Weeklv is delaving publication of this evi
dence 'in violation of Its contract, until
Therefore, I respectfully request you to
obtain the same evidence and transmit to
me lorthwltri, in oraer mat i may orgm
an Immediate Inquiry Into such acts occur
ring within my JurlacMctlon ns may be dls
rlosefi by an examination of the said docu
ments. in making public the letter, Mr. Morati
also gave to the press copies of many let
ters, telegrams and codes, one letter being
Hughes claims that he bought a factory
In Marlon, Ind., last Apvll from Former
Senator O. A. Baker and In the factory Mr.
Hughes found a desk which, he asserts,
was full of correspondence and documents
revelling certain transactions with the
American Tobscco company.
OFFICERS TO MEET TAFT
Generals Humphrey and Barry aad
Captain Hatehlaaon "ton la
" ' ' " 1 Omaha. I --'-- -
Brigadier General .Charles f. Humphrey,
quartermaster general of the I'nlted States
army. Brigadier General Thomas H. Barry
of the general staff and Captain Giole
Hutchinson of the general staff of the
army arrived ill Omaha over the North
western Sunday afternoon from Washing
ton, en route to Cheyenne, to meet Secre
tary of War Taft, to accompany him on a
tour of the military posts In the north and
The party was met at Council Bluffs by
Major Charles R. Noyes, military secre
tary of the Department of the Missouri.
I'pon arrival In Omaha General Humphrey
and party were met at Vnion station by
Senator Millard. Brigadier General T. K.
Wlnt, Major M. G. Zalinskl. Captain
Thomas Bwolie and Lieutenant Davids of
General Wlnt'a staff.
"'We Just stopped off here between trains,
en route to Cheyenne," raid General Hum
phrey. "We are en route to Cheyenne,
where we will meet Secretary Taft and
will inspect forts. Russell and Robinson
and go from there to Fort Bheridau. Chi
cago and from there to Forta Leavenworth
and Riley and thence to Forts Reno and
8111. In Oklahoma, and Fort Sam Houston,
Texas, and then back to Washington. We
will not visit Foris Omaha, Crook or Des
Moines on this trip. I am glad to learn
that you Omaha peopla finally have had
trclley line built to Fort Crook. It has
long been needed and I think the Omaha
people will enjoy a visit to tliut fine post
The party left for Cheyenne over the
I'nlon Pucifle at 4:lu. General Wlnt accom
panied the party from Omaha, with his
aide-de-camp. Lieutenant Davids. He will
return to Omaha after the party has made
the Inspection of Forts Lesvenworth and
GOOD YEAR FOR VOLUNTEERS
Balllngtoa Booth Tells of
Work of the Organisa
CHICAGO, Nov. .-"The last year has
been one of the happiest In the history of
our organisation." declared General Balling
ton Booth, heed of the Volunteers of Amer
ica, tonight. General Booth Is here to at
tend the annuel meeting of officers during
the present week, at which the election of
officers for tho coming year will occur.
"During the ear," he continued, "we
have cared for S.9SJ women In our Homes
of Mercy. Volunteer officers and workers
have assisted 27.187 fainlllt; 21. SI J persons
were lodged In homes for worklnginen and
women, not including those succored during
strikes; i'A.'.M persons were fed at various
Institutions and the Volunteer Prison league,
has cared for so. wo persona. 70 per cent of
whom ate now living upright, law-abiding
FISH RETURNS TO NEW YORK
Decllaee to Disease Uaeatloa of
Control of Illinois
CHICAGO, Nov. i.-aiuyveut Fish,
president of the Illinois Central railroad,
l-f for New York today, after having
been In consultation with Vice President
J. T. Harahnn. Attorney J. M. Dickinson
and other officials of the road. Mr. Fish
was accompanied by J. B. Dill, general
counsel for the railroad company. Mr.
Pish su'd that bis visit here was in con
nection altli plicate matters and had a
bearing on a poaylble arrangement for the
meeting of the board of directors in New
Ycrk this week. He declined to diacuas
the prceidency or any other mallei s per
laluiiif lo Uie affair wf lu railroad
PROOF ABOUT PASSES
Homaha Count Committee teoorei Cut
Iiiusd to Vtef.
FREE RIDE FOR A DEMOCRATIC VOTI
Recipient Vtrj U iroinic fr fan
Wta Given to Eim.
ORIGINAL PAPER NOW ON EXHIBITION
C. B, Galloway of Aabnrt th Van tt
BeceiTs tho last.
08TAINED THROUuh DR. S. W. M'GREW
Facsimile of Ihe Pass Is Printed oa
Another rage In This lasne of
The Pee, with tatemt at
(Fn-in a Htaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Nov. 4-tSpeclal Telegram. )
E. M. Tyler, chairman, and E. M. Kerna,
secretary of the Nemaha county republican
committee, Issued a statement tonight in
which they claim to have absolute proof
that the Burlington railroad Is giving pasee
to persons who will go to their homes and
vole the democratic ticket. The statement
says, among other things:
"This committee knows that the Burling
ton railroad has been giving transportation
lo those who agree to vote against the
republican ticket. The committer has been
able at last to get the absolutit 'proof of
this fact. A pass, which waa obtained
through Dr. S. W. McGrew, the pass dis
tributor of the Burlington railroad In thl
county, was obtained by this" committee.
The original- or the pass can be seen la
tho window of tho Nemaha County repub
lican In Auburn, Neb. This pass was given
with the understanding tlmt the person ob
taining It would vete against the republican
ticket and was not given until this ws
The statement of Mr. Tyler and Mr. Kerns
will be printed on circulars and will con
tain a fac-slmlle . of the pass which was
sent to C. B. Galloway. It Is the pass
reproduced in The Bee.
Student Corroborate Ntory.
Theodore Schneider of Sutton, a student
of the.gtnto university. Is one of the many
who corroborates the statement In The
Bee this morning that the democratic state
commltte was- furnishing transportation
to students and others who would go home
and vote tho democratic ticket. Mr.
Schneider contradicts flutly and unreserv
edly the denial of thut statement by Mr.
Allen. Mr. Schneider, by his statement
prove that the democratic state committee
Is getting free transportation from the rail
roads. His statement, which ho authorised
published. Is as follows:
I wss approached by William Shitt In
the lobby of the Lludell hotel on the after
noon of Saturday, October So. Jr. 81a tt
informed me that It would be possible for
him to secure transportation for me from
Lincoln to my home u Button, provided
that I would agree to voe for tbe demo
cratic legislati oaiidaeir In Clav countv;
innr-ne. weuiii mno thj matter up with
Chairman Allen of the democratic sttite
committee and Ihst I should call at Mike
Clary slgar store and register for th-i
transportation, which would be provided
me on the following Friday evening, when
I was to call at his room. Mr. Slntt after
ward explained that the transportation had
not yet been received by Mr. Allen and put
me off from day lo day until Saturday.
November 3. when he told me that owing
to Mr. Allen's fear of publicity the pass
would not be Issued until Mondav morning,
when I was to meet him at th 'Burlington
depot Just before the ti-aln wss due to
leave and receive It, Mr. Blatt gave me to
understand definitely In each and evert'
conversation 1 had with hlm on the subject
that ho wss acting with authority aa the
agent of T. S. Allen of the dcmncratlo
slate committee. I did not wait for tho
free pi;ss promised me. but paid mv far
to Sutton and will vote . the republican
Bnrllnarton la Lancaster Fight.
The Burlington railroad today dipped lta
oar Into the Lancaster county enmpalgu
and despairing of defeating the whole re
publican ticket, has marked for slaughter
Ned Brown and Klmer Brown, candidates
ft r the legislature, and Congressman Pol
lard. One meeting was held at the Lincoln
hotel this morning, at which the railroad
bunch gave out the report It would take
no active part In the county campaign.
This Information was communicated to
Chairmsn Baer of the republican county
committee to lull him to sleep. W'hllo
the ccurler was delivering the message, a
majority of those at the first meeting,
headed ty Engineer Beatty, who run from
McCook to Lincoln, met In another hall
and decided who was to be slaughtered.
The two Browns were selected because no
confusion would result In trying to acratch
them, and Pollard was selected for de
feat because the Burlington bosses do not
e.Pr.t htm elected.
A fac-simlle of tills pass may be found
en the second pege of this Issue of The
GAS KILLS FULLERTON MAN
David . Stevens Dlea After Lingering
front Accident, Kever Re
After lying unconscious for two days st
the Omaha General hospital from the. ef
fects of the Inhalation of Illuminating gas,
David F. Stevens, sged 'Si. of Fullerton
died about Sunday morning without re
gaining consciousness. Mr. Hteveus caipe
to Omaha Thursday night with a brother,
who was on hts way to Virginia, and ob
tained a room at the Windsor hotel. B'J
South Tenth atreel. Friday morning the
night clerk. John Lorack. detected the odor
of gas near the room occupied by Stevens
and entered the room through an adjoin
ing window, when the young man wa
found unconscious and the gas Jet psrtlally
It is believed the gas Jet was Inadver
tently turned on by Mr. Btevens upon re
tiring and an Inquest will hot be held.'
Dr. Lonl was caUcd and luid tbe patient
removed to the Omaha General hospital,
but all efforts to savo tils life proved fu
D. E. f Broan of Fullerton. who ia an
uncle of Mr. btevena, arrived In Omaha
Sunday morning and will accompany the
remelns to Fullerton. where the funeral
will be held under the auspices of the In
dependent Order of Odd Fellows, of which
organisation Mr. rttevens wss a member.
Mr. Stevens is survived by two sisters
and two brothers, who realde st Abblngton,
Vs., his parents having died several year
i we a
killed and four others seriously InJuivf
In a fire totlay iijt caused u money loan
e.f r.'Sou In the building occupied by the
' New Yora Viliiled Tile company end the
I Pilgrim Mteam laundry In Brooklvii. Tl,e
! doad and injured were bulled under a Wall
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