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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 13G.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2,1, 1906-TWELVE PAGES.
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BRYAS . AN
Nebraska. Addresses TraDSis3,8'ppi Con
grem at tie N ht Eesaion.
ENLARGEMENT OF FOREIGN MARKETS
Erretarj of Treasury Vakei Extended
Addreis on Thia Topic
LAR3ER MERCHANT MRINE IS NECESSARY
Tom Not Iaiiitely ommit Himself to
CENSURE FOR COWM 5SI0NER CLEMENTS
Resolution Asking President Bom
velf lo Investigates Chr of
Infalr Dealing Referred
ICAN9A9 CITY. Mo., Nov. 2J.-Ieslle M.
Rhw, eerretsry of the treasury, and v 11
llfim J. Bryan secured t' C lion's share of
-tMcntlon hera today a 4, a lorn ,"'t of
tnVn. t tho three 'v of the Trm-
nmerctal ' .y All spo
latlng more. V, ''redly
- . . - "a. V. ,.1n,
on subjects relatln
the increasing of the com
of the country.
r. ..-l.ltcl t.-fc . Sm
mittee of e.x-pveident of the ce. e '4..
escort Secretary tfhnw to the platfo.
when tlicso two distinguished public
led tho way to the rostrum there was g.
Secretary Shaw, who spoke particularly
for a wider foreign market for American
poods, made thia declsj-atlon:
"Tf this country ever develops Interna
tional merchants It. will accomplish. It by
granting them erfcouragement. not alono by
rtredglr.g harbors and deepening channels,
but by Insuring tliera a merchant marine
In which to carry, tinder the most favorable
terms, the product, of our farm!-, our
mines, our forests and our factories."
Secretary Shaw continued: "Secretary
Hoot has gotio a step further than I pro
teose to go In favor of a merchant marine.
He commits hlmscir to the ship subsidy
llca. I do not say that I am in favor of a
f)ilp subsidy, but I will say that I am In
favor of anything that will secure a mer
chant marine for the United Slates."
Mr. Bryan, whose subject principally con
cerned the commercial Intercuts of tho Mis
sissippi valley region, was the sole speaker
at the evening session.
Proceeding .of Day's Sessions.
Some of tne subjects upon which ad
, dresses and discussions wore made at tht
morning and afternoon senli.pa wore liver
and leva btttermi.it. lower freight rales,
especially lit tho West; lakes to the gulf
water transportation, the necessity of a
national department of mines and mining,
the needs of the :lvo stock Interests of tne
..southwest, the necessity of Increased fa
cilities at the Paciflo coast ship yards, ir
rigation, publlo drainage as It relates to
- the reclamation aervlce, our waning for
est resources and Imaginary evils and ilia
In Colorado produied by polltlcil in agina
tion. ( . . ( "." ,
f'Am '.W.- Nobhi'wf."a. Louis, -secretary
.of the Interior, spoke In support of a reso
lution, which' had been introduced by Rich
ard C. Kerens ot that city, in favor of an
Intercontinental railway to bring about
rloser trade, relations between North and
Among those '.who loin part hi ,llie, pro
ceedings, bealdea the speakers, already
noted, were Georgu J. Klndel of Denver,
who enlivened the morning session' by
ngaln attacking K. IX. Ilarrlman, and In
troducing 'a resolution, which was referred,
cali.iig for the resignation from membership
of the Interstate Commerce commleaiun tf
Judson C. Clements.
Isham Randolph, consulting engineer of
the Illinois canal, declared that Chicago
and the state of . Illinois stood ready to
give that stream, which cost $2t.00Q,0uO. to
the United BtateS' whenever the govern
ment would complete) the channel to the
Mississippi river. This la In the Interest
of a lake to the gulf, waterway. . .
Other speakers were V. C. Aldereon,
president of the Colorado School of Mines;
Ik T. Pryor, president of the Southwest
Cattle Raisers' association; t H, Nejwull,
Edward Mead and W. H. Herron, govern
mental department experts, and Repre
sentatives John W. Stevens ot Texas and
Edgar C. Ellis of Missouri.
Naval Construction Paelae.
At the opening of the congress this morn
ing Arthur M. Francis, the eecretary, read
a paper by. George W. Dickie, who waa
' unable to be present, on "Naval Construc
tion on the Pacific Coast." Mr. Dickie ad
vocated Increased facilities in the ship
yard on the Pacific coast end "enough
work to kerp them la condition to render
the government efficient service In cane of
Tim Houth American diplomats from
Washlngtui who attemle-d the Commercial
club banquet and the opening sessions here
of tho Transmlsslsslppl Commercial con
gress. Minister t'aldeion of Bolivia, Min
ister tardo of Peru. Minister Cortes of
Colombia, and secretary of the Brasilia.!
iMgation, Guigel do Amarel, departed for
i h eajt early today, going via St. Louis.
Th ohnrge d'affaires. Toachum, of the
Chilean legation, left the city yesterday.
Aaaaolpa oa Waterwaya.
lhai) Randolph, chlof engineer ill charge
of ths sant'ary and khip ransl of Chlcano,
lieaktug on the "iH-ep Waterway from the
ltkca to the Gulf." td:
There la a Jiving menace to the full ertl
leniy of the waterway. Tho more water
win through Us cliann-l drawn from Laikc
MI'hlHU ilia lietter will Ise (lie Ktage of
waii'r in tha channel which we have been
cllnl!e ing. This menace rtoine from an
liilcriuitloii 'l waterwaa cuiiiniloHlon railed
for by tho snine art of June ;:, wl. h
npproprlnted l.,'".fi foi the survey and ea-
tiiuat lor waterway from Lockport to
i IXMiis. -i his act waa all right In pro- ; m.re cf King Ueoige or Greece. About
viding f.r international control of Interna- , ' ., , . ,
tkin.J waters, but -Alien U also Included ' 4(w ",ra policemen, have arrived here from
wincra l-ihuiary thereto It was all wrong, the province, ihc carbineer have been
lor that ait liivliatiou to an alien powr reinforced and the troops loniiljig the gar
lo take m hand In ths control of our do- . . .....
mesilc. artulia. rison have la-en t.ug umented. All an-
'J'lil irternatloiia! waterways commission, archists or aunpocted persona are under
if report b tr-ie, ir.ommends a treaty rloe surveillance.
will n win ouui. intj iirr -o tn- aruan In
e lilt-ago (or sanitary
coble tet ir second.
purposes to lll.UU
Vve iKiecl not less '
lia 1 1 J4, tmA cubic feet per second. Will yuu GIBRALTAR. Nov. 22. Four companies
protect us against any treotty which 'lm- of Spanish infantry stationed at Algectraa
V Vl,.,Vr"ny0S.nTrtoW,lV.1iy Sd rd to hM '""lv in
mates? Ne nea this water for health, r.ailliicsa to start for Morocco Fhould de
Wu need It for commerce. velonments In the situation there; require
Kinds! Hepllea to Harrlmaa.
... ... v.. t-.,.,.. wnw on jucs.
.lay replied In a heated manner to E. H.
Harrtman'a statements to tha congress re-
gardlng ratlroe.d matter, again today took
,.,..ti. in ,i,nv ths truth f u, n..
. . - Y -1 J 1 .. Tl . 1
man's claim tlist all freight rate go down
lather than up, and t criticise caustically
Ida statement that th government should
irlva th railroada mors power.
Then Mr. Klndel created a iir by Intro-ilti.-ing
a resolution that berauie of certain
ruling, which Klndel decUied to be dls-
ItJiMilluucd ott I'll lit !-('..
TWO TRAINMEN ARE KILLED
areaHar Halle on Great or1hera
Seal Passenger Trala Into
ST. PAUL,, Nov. !. A special to the trts-
patch from Lnkota, N. D says: By the
spreading of rails the Oriental Limited.
Ureal Northern Transrnnllnc ntal passenger
train, which left St. Paul for the west i.l
W:?,0 o'clock Wrdncfday morning, was
wrecked at Doyon early today. A. H.
Comfort, engineer, of Grand Forks, N. D.,
and Peter Mnrriset. a fireman of Mlnot,
who was lelng carried free, were killed.
Regular Fireman Wright of Devil's Lake
Jumped and saved his life. Seventeen per
sons were more or less seriously injured.
Jnhn Kinte, Devil's Luke; raok sprained.
Albert Mayers. United Btntes soiiiler. en
roulo to Kort Asemlliolne; Obck Injured.
M. W. DombecK. Kosholt, Wis., leg
H. A. Smith, United States soldier; back
S. A. Stark, United States soldier; hand
A. Weigort, New To;k; wrist sprained.
Ina LHnfit. Minot, N. D. ; bars injured.
Cieorse W. 'Uytra, Greenburg. Ind.i ankle
F. M. McCurdy, Gllroy, Cnl.: face
Mm. E. M. McCjrdy; arm and shoulder
J. W'lntergreen, San Francisco; leg and
Mrs. J. Wintergreeu, San Francisco;
ankle bndly sprained.
Mrs. bre r, Hans. Mich.; arm hurt.
K. D. Lindsay, Manetleld, O. ; arm and
Mrs. t D. Lindsay, Mansfield, O.; head
Phil March, East Grand Forks; arm and
A. K. David, messenger; ankle hurt.
The train was running at a high rate of
")eed In an endeavor to make up time, it
,.elng a half hour late, nnd when the track
apread every car left the track. The en
gine went to the north side of the track
and the tender to the south. The mall
car shot out into a Meld, passing the en
gine, and turned completely around, but
did not upset. The baggage err followed
the mail car, but remained upright. The
smoker waa derailed, but none of the paa
aengera In it waa Injured. Nearly all of
the Injured were in the day coach and
tourist car. The latter, on leaving tho
track, went down a six-foot embankment
and turned on Us side. The passengers
were taken out through the - windows.
Twenty women were removed In this man
ner and as many men. The passengers
In the dining car were severely scalded by
flying lye. Engineer Comfort was still sit
ting In his seat In the cab when round.
The running board of the engine had
severed his body. He was gaxlng straight
ahead and apparently had not moved. The
accident happened shortly before 1 o'clock
this morning and the train, when It left
Lakota ahortly before that time, passed
through here at alxly miles an hour.
Shortly after 1 o'clock a relief train waa
made up and brought back many of the
injured, who were made comfortable In
a hotel." The rest were brought In later
this morning. -
NEW YORK CENTRAL .FINED
Flew York Jadge Assesses Railroad
Blghteea Thousand Dollars for
NEW TORK. Nov. 23. Judge Holt of the
United States circuit court today fined the
Nw York Central and Hudson 'River rail
road, company J1.0W for rebating rate
charges to the. American Sugar Refining
The fine was the result of an indictment
charging the company -with rebating In the
sum of $28,1100.. to the .American Sugar Re
fining company, on which charge the
defendant company had been found guilty.
Sentenco in tho caso of the American Sugar
Refining company, convicted of receiving
the rebates, was deterred until Tuesday
There were two counts In the Indictments
against the New York Central and a flna
of tluS,anl already had been imposed on the
first count. ..'.... N
In passing sentence Judge Holt denied
the contention ot the. counsel that a cor
poration cannot be fined. He declared that
under tbe provislous of the Elkins act a
corporation is responsible for the acts of
LORDS DISLIKE HOME RULE
Welsh Educational Bill Feels Weight
ot Opinion In British Vpper
LONDON. Nov. rA On the ground that
It contained the spirit of home rule, the
House ot Lords this afternoon by a vote
of 109 to 44 struck jut the clause In the
education bill empowering the establish
ment of a central education council for
Aa umended by tho upper Iiouho the bill
Is wholly unacceptable to the povernment,
and the majority In tha Iloiw of Com
mons, who contend that It has become
frankly denominational since it requires
religious instruction be given in the schools
dally, no schools will be recognized aa
public elementary schools. The non-conformist
are Im-euoed at the amendments.
Strong efforts are being niad to arrange,
some workable compromise.
British buuboat Af mind.
HONOLULU. Nov. X. The British river
j gunboat Robin stranded today on a Hand
bank at Kumschuu. j lie gunboat Moorhen
has been dispatched to hi r aid and the
torpedo boats I'ume and Handy will follow
tomorrow morning. No lives were loxt.
The outlook for ivrloating the vessel Is
considered hopeful. The Robin Is lui) fret
long, with a beam of twenty feet and a
mean draught of twenty Inches. It was
hullt for service In shallow rivers.
, l'allve to tiaard Ureeiaa King.
ROM F, Nov. 22. Thorough precautionary
measuiva have been taken to Insure order
! tomorrow on the occasion of the arrival
Spanish Troeips fur Morot-ro.
the landing of foreign troop.
Aaary Hoy tkeutt Traehars.
I-TNASL'TAW ANK Y. Pa.. Nov. a-R,..
1 cause his teacher reiiiKfd to grant him
pernd-sion to go hm.Ung. Jain Denmu.
rt. Jr.. K e-rs old. shot and seriously
wounded Prof. J. E. Kolilr, principal, anil
.... 1 dnt.r lllu l,..Llbl,l .J...-., ... I
"""i o".'"" "".'to vun
ditlon Is critical. lMjugn-rty wus arreatrd.
puul" . urr-v iirs,
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. A .ll drt-s.,-d
woman. wlio nnme is rot known to police,
shot and wounded three men t Vinyl
ninth ire-4 and Madison avenue c ti is aif-r-noon.
Ui of tlit) ioet wss a doc tor, wtio
vi is s-ild t ) have ticesn atu-miitig le r. 2Uer
Wuliucu wa airtsua.
CASE FOR SUPREME COURT
Mooon Sailroad (b alienees Bulioe of
Commieiion on Kewgpaper Mileage.
HOLDS EXCHANGE CONTRACTS ARE LEGAL
Roll us, that Lave Requires Pajment
for All Railroad Services to Re
la Moaey Alleaed to He
r-HTCAnci v,.,- t, .nnrerne court
of the United States Is to be asked to pass
upon the question wheher a railroad com
pany can Issue transportation in exchangs
for advertising In newspapers. A test cane
la to be made In Illinois, or rather an op
portunity be given to the Interstate Com
merce commission to have the courts pass
upon their ruling that nothing but money
can bo lawfully received or accepted in
payment for transportation.
Shortly after th new rato law went Into
effect the Question came before the com
mission and that body decided that only
money could be accepted. The Justice of
this ruling waa not seen by the legal de
partment of the Motion railroad and Mr.
Oeorgo Krctzlnger. the general counsel,
and Mr. E. C. Field, the general solicitor,
wrote to the Interstate Commerce commis
sion and gave their construction of the law
barked by decisions of the courts.
They said they had carefully considered
the law before the promulgation of the
rule and under their construction of the
law had entered Into eontracts In good
faith with publishers for tho publication
of time cards, etc.,- and for the payment
of such serivces in transportation at the
rate flxod by tho Monon's duly published
tariff, which In every Instance was the ex
act equivalent of the agreed price for pub
lication. . Ruling; of Courts Cited.
The law, they said, nowhere provides
that payment for transportation shall be In
money, and It must therefore follow that
the freedom of contract ax between a rail
road and an Individual is precisely tho
some as between other citizens. If this be
true, they went on to say, it Is difficult to
understand when one does a service for a
railway corporation under a contract made
in good faith and for an agreed considera
tion, admittedly fair, that the parties may
not mutually stipulate for tho payment in
anything but money. To hold otherwise,
they urged, is to deny the freedom of con-
traot to u particular class. The rule as
universally stated and upheld by tho
What the purtien agree shall constitute
the payment, the law will adjudge to be
payment. It Isj competent for parties lo
designate by their contracts, how and In
what, payment may be made. It Is by no
means true that payment can only be made
In money; on tho contrary, it may bo mado
In property, or in services.
The inhibition they added, agalnat charg
ing a "greater or less or different com
pensation" relates alone to a difference In
the "established rate'1 and not to the man
ner or mamng payment. $
. .'. . Intention- of tha Law. '
Tho evil which the act is .Intended' to
remedy, it was urged, ' is that a rate pub
lished should not mean one thlrtg to one
man and auotber thing to another, and
the law Ht'lnteiirt'to miilte It. pWtt' that
the puhllntvci' jato.Jn fart as well as in
form, shall mean the fiinm to all. "It'wotild'
be Immaterial,' therefore.-In the accomplish,
mrnt of this end whether, tho rate should
be paid In money or In actual services per
formed, if .the service were the equivalent
of the money. The. rule as propounded by
the commission, they say, would mean an
anomaly in the law. In that corporations
could do Indirectly what ' thoy are prohib
ited from doing directly. As an Illustration,
We contract for a given advertisement
for six month at $100, which Is forthwith
paid. The publisher concurrently there,
with buys four l,i0-mile books, the price
being J10U. and the price Just received for
the advertisement, he tury back to the
company for his mileage books. Whether,
therefore, tho tranisaction Is consummated
in one woy or tho other, the result Is pre
cisely the same.
It Is not believed, the attorneys suld,
that the commission intended either to re
strict the right to contract or prescribe
tho particular manner of performing t"on
tracts, but on the contrary, that the aolo
purpose of the commission is to scrutinize
contracts and to see that they are not
merely devices or subterfuges to evade the
Munon Slakes Contractu.
The Interstate Commerce commission did
not reply to the letter of Mr. Kretilnger
and Mr. Field, which was dated October 1,
and I'resident McDoel of the Honor, road
j has l8BJ0j 0,ders to the passenger depart
ment to continue making contracts wilh
publishers of newspapers and to iasuo
transportation In payment for equivalent
Aa the Interstate Commerce cominisaion,
having made a ruling on the subject, will
likely adhere to It. lheMonon railroad
will sooner or luter be notified to uppear,
and this will be the first step toward a. con
struction by the (supreme court of the
United States of the commission's Inter
pretation of the new railway rate bill. Aa
the publisher who accepts transportation
Is also liable under the law. one who ac
cepts transportation from the Motion may
also be cited to appear In order that-both
parties to the contract may have the ques
tion of thoir amenability passed upon at
the same time.
Minneapolis llrarlaa: Eads.
MINNEAPOLIS. Nov. i!. The Minnenp- I
oils healings, conducted by tho Interstate I
Commerce commission for the purpose of 1
investigating method used In the grain1
business of the northwest and the re la-
Hons of railroads and grain companies, I
camo to an abrupt end. at 3 p. m. today,
the attorney for the commission stating '
that be had examined all the witnesses be
desired. Commissioner Prouty thereupon
announced that the commission will me. t
tomorrow lo Duluth. This afternoon the
witnesses discussed farmers' rcpresent.i-
tlon ou tha Chamber of Commerce floor,
V. Q. Vhndusen gave statistic which
show It is the ink of railroad facilities
which are retarding the movuim-nl of the
crops and not limited accommodation for
terminal storage. He said that at the
head of th lake the terminal storage ca
pacity la y.Kif.Uo bushels. These eluvators
now have on hand but ,87S.iim bushels. At
MinneapolU the terminal capacity is jn..
Ht.Mi butbels. There Is on htinj but
looays eesMinony u sneu ngnt on , Klve Tribes entitles all tiegroea In tlw
the system of aendiag que.tatkms out to Choctaw Nation, who are known us fre-ed-country
elevators from Minneapolis with men. unarr ,he ago of a. wh) w.ere living
a view to ke-eping the country buy era March 4. ISuS. to a plae-e on the rolls. B
postad. It wa shown that the service of tv.en 3. und . yieoplo are affected.
market cjuotnticina lor tr.e various elevator
- I ., ..i..,..,.D..e .., v.. ,,
. ..j iiimiy nne..
j elevator comiwnles, independent elevators,
ondlaimeM-a co-operative htue. WltnK.
were ulso heard who substantiated the Us-
tlreumy given yesterday by Frank T. U-f-
feltingcr that frequently price in the coun-
try arw In excess of thu quotations sent
cut by quotation Durvt.us.
PRESENT FOR MISS WILSON
Daaahtrr of Lahor roasrreasw
Fleet t.lreo M Watrh by
MINNEAPOLIS, Mlruw.Nov. J2.-Bcoausu
Mie went on the stump In behslf of her
trade unionist father. ihd was elected to
congress from a Pennsylvania district. Miss
Agnes Wilson was called before the con
vention of "thii American Federation of
Labor thift mnrninff and rtrMiented With
a solid gold diamond studded watch and
j a huge hniKiuet of chrysanthemums.
Miss WllHOn is tha daughter of Congress-
man - elect William 11. Wilson. Frank K.
Foster of Boston made the presentation.
A resolution offered by the structural
Iron workers asking (ho federation to
frame a bill providing for a revision of defendants and witnesses interested in me
tho tariff schedule on stool , and Iron I Rlchards-Comstock case filed In perfuno
products started a. dlsruwion, which for a 'orlIr too their various place and the
time threatened to drag the federation Into
It was contended that the selling of steel
products In foreign countries cheaper than
here is "detrimental to not only the work
tngnian. but the country at lurgc." Tho
reaolution was voted down.
The old-tlmo fight between the brewery
workers, engineers, firemen anil tea-matera
was started again and was still a bone of
contention when the convention adjourned.
At the convention of the American Fed
eration of Lahor todfy a reaolution was
Introduced under special order In lchalf
of tho International Typographical union,
the International PrcKamftn's union, the
Assistants' union and the International
Brotherhood of Bookbinder.
The resolution calls, on the federation to
Investigate the general policy of Public
Printer Stilling towards tbe employes of
the office and gives reasons for such' re
quest. It Is probable that the "open shop"
policy announced by President Roosevelt
In the MlUer rase will come In for Its share
of the comment whea this resolution 'Is
taken up. A resolution was adopted call
ing on the various affiliated unions of the
federation to. support the trades union pa
pers of the country by aiding them to ex
tend their circulation and by patronizing
their Job offices when such shops were
opened by .tho papera
GRANGE AGAINST FREE SEEDS
Practice of Government Distribution
Condemned aa Relug of No
DENVER. Nov. 21 Tbe National Grange
convention today udoptcd resolutions re
ported by the committee on agriculture
condemning free seed distribution by the
government us being of no benefit, opposing
a national fertilizer law end favoring
amondment of ' the oleomargarine law by
striking out the word "knowingly" to the
end that conviction may be. secured for
violation of the law. j
On the resolution asking for , a national
law to protect farmer against the sale of j
nursery stock not true to name the com- 1
mlttee reported the reference of the matter i
to the various state grange with a rec
ommendation that they endeavor to secure
protective legislation In their respective
states. The report waa adopted.
On a resolution askipar congress for an
annual nppropriao ..Vise extension of
agricultural edticatii.i; committee, re
ported favorably ana the . report waa
adopted. The present appropriation Is only
t5.txo.000. The resolution aaka that It be
$20,000,000, the amount which Secretary
James Wilson estimates' as necessary. Aid
in to be rendered along these lines; Agri
cultural colleges, state departments of agri
culture, training courses and training
schools foT agricultural Instruction, to In
troduce experimentally new features of
agricultural education, to Increase the effi
ciency of agricultural education in negro
land grant colleges, etc.
The co-operative committee's report waa
adopted. It recommends co-operative cream
erics, elevators, saving banks, trust com
panies, building and loan associations,
warehouses, grange fire Insurance compa
nies nnd co-operative marketing of farm
products, but without responsibility for
thoir management or obligations.
The committee on finance recommended
that SK'.Oi" bo appropriated for lecture and
educational work, and the report was
COTTON OPERATIVES TO STRIKE
Five Colons at Fall River Vote to
Refuse OBr of Five Per Ceat ,
FALL RIVER, Mass., Nov. 22. The five
unions of cotton mill operative at spe
cial meetings tonight voted by large 'ma
jorities to reject an offer of a 5 per -nt
advance In waaes and lo go out on strike,
next Monday morning unlens the demand
for a TO per cent Increase Is granted before
Mayor Couglilin l endeavoring to arrange
a confere.nco between tho manufacturer
and -representative of tho Textile council
In order to avoid a repetition of the busl
nesa paralysis of 1JW4-OS, whan the mills
were Idle for nearly Rlx months. Should
a strike go Into effect, about-'j&.Wn opera
tive would bo thrown out of work, and
more than thirty corporations, operating
reventy -rive' cloth mills, would be affected.
There waa very little discussion at any of
tho meeting tonight. Tho weavers" union,
by a vote of tSI tn Si declared In favor
of a strike ahnuld the full advance not
! be granted. The slasher tenders took the
eamo position by a vote of TO to 3, the
carders by 71 to lo. the loom fixers by
279 to 12 and the spinners by 127 to II.
The votes do not alfect the seven mlllB
operated by tho Fall River Iron Works.
The ope ratives ask that wages be re-
stored to the schedule paid previous to the
reductions, which wore begun in J;03 and
which amounted to 2ij ?r cent. Last
i print f- partial restoration was made,
bilnging the price of weaving standard
twenty-elghl Inch. WxtH print cloth to I9.SO
rents per cut. The fxice paid In 1'.J was
j 21.7S ce nts, tho amount now asked.
BIXBY'S DECISION OVERRULED
Over Three Thousand rgroes Are
KulKled to Plaeea ou
t hoetasi Rolls.
MUSKOGEE, I. T.. Nov. 22.-T!ie! ravers
j by the Interior department tody e.f u de-
t-ision by Commissioner Tama Blxby of the
Kat h individual will receive! the equivalent
... . .:
0f forty acre oi lunu. commercially worth
: $15 per acre-.
ti-i i t 1 T K..v -.TIi r.,iii a,i,.
senatorial committee Investigating attalrs In
the Indian Territory arrived In Tulsa at
midnight, and will hold a session here Fri-
d.iy und have early Sattinfciv morning for
! Uurtlesvlllv. which toiuiud'-s the liUiciuiy
LVlRY step is contested
No Mora in Bit: Land Trial Escapes tbe
BJTER FIGHT WiLL t-E MADE TO ErD
Juda- Manger's Court Room Too (Inlet
la Mornlnar to Suggest Prog
rria of Great Land
Judge Mungcr'a federal court room would
never have been taken for tho scene
Thursday morning of one of the greatest
land trials on record. The army of lawyers,
machinery of law started up with aa little
stir and ceremony as if some petty offender
as about to be brought before a pollen
court Judge. The tedious part of the pro
ceedings Is that now In process, examining
papers and Identifying signatures and there
is enough of this. It looks like, to engage
tho court for a week.
There was a brief delay In the assembling
of the court because of the lllnea of Juror
C, E. Uoden or Sterling, who Is troubled
with heart disease. Mr. Boden'a Illness waa
not of a serious character and ho was able
to go on .with the trial.
Pettyjohn Book on Stand.
J. C. Pettyjohn, a witness of th6 previous
day, took the stand when court convened j
at 10 a. m. Tbe testimony of Mr. Petty
John w;is distinctly of a formal character.
relating wholly to tho Identification of
entries and affidavit and the record of
them on the books of tho Valentine land
office. Tho question of whether the filing
papers were executed nnd subscribed to
before the wllnes? or whether they were so
subscribed to when received at the Valen
tine land office were gone Into ul some
The proceedings thus far Indicate a de
termination on the part of the defense to
fight every Inch of ground and let no pos
sibly advantage, technical or general, es-
Judge D. O. Dwyer of Plattamouth Is an
additional aspoclate counsel for tho de
fense. He Is particularly Interested In the
case against Ami Todd, one of the defend
ants In tho second group.
Thus far tho entries of twenty-four e.n
trymen have been identified and placed on
record for fuller development In the later
stages of the trial and upon which are
based the material allegations against the
- Mr. Pettyjohn's evidence will contlnuo to
day, when the registrar of the land office
at Alliance will be given an opportunity to
Identify similar records and fillnga made
In his office during the period covered by
the allegations In the indictment.'
The Indictment covers tne overt act of
some sixty-three entrymen who were pro
cured' to make the alleged unlawful fillnga
with the understanding that they were not
expected to establish a residence on the
' lands, and that they were to dlsposo of tho
lands after final proof to the defendants.
.The court adjourned at S o'clock, with
Mr. Pettyjohn still on tho stand, until t):J0
STETOERS AND OURAND TALK
Ambassadors Aire CSneata of Honor at
Banquet of Xew York Chamber .
NEW YORK. Nov. 1 The amlsnadors
of two world power to the United States
spoke at the annual banquet of the New
York Chamber of Commerce at the Waldorf-Astoria
tonight. They - were; Baron
Speck von Sternberg of Germany and Sir
Henry Mortimer Durnnd, representing tho
British government. The former's theme,
"Tho Commercial Relations Between 'the
Gorman Emplro and tho United States."
had been looked forward to as particularly
apt at this time, when the German tariff
question are under consideration. The
topic of Sir Henry. "Diplomacy and Com
merce, was anticipated with. Interest be-
cause of his Intention soon to retire from
public life. Another speech of the even-
o,... n, n ..
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of West Virginia, who anoke to the toast.
"The Senate of tha United 8tate and Its
, ,, . ., ;
ne.auuun vuv, wu ri nuicm.
The tonstmaster of tho banquet was Mor-
ri. K. JmHun. nresldcnt of the I'luinW f
' . ,
Commerce. The decorations, illustrative of
the International relations of the chamber,
included the flags of England. France, Ger-
tn.nv Holland Austria ILIrlnm KW.
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the banquet room. When President Jessup
proposed the health of President Roosevelt
he read a letter from the chief executive
expressing hi regret that he could not be
A message of regret from Commander
Peary whs also road. Toasts to the health
of King Edward of England. Emperor Wil
liam of Germany and President Fnllleries
j of France were drunk. The first toast of
the evening was responded to by Huron von
Sternberg, the German ambassador.
Senator Chauncey M. Iiepjw, who for
months had not attended any public gath
erings, was present.
GENERAL WINT GOES TO CUBA
Sneered General Bell In Command
ahortly After First of the
WASHINGTON. Nov. C2.-Erlgnflief Gen
eral J. Franklin Bell, chief of staff of the?
army, and now In command of the United
States troop In Cuba, ho been ordered by
Secretary of War Taft to return to this city
on January 1 and resume his duties In tho
department. Brigadier General Theodorr? J.
Wint. now in command of the dpa.rtment
of Missouri, will succeed CeneiM Le!l in
cominund of the army In ?uba.
The statement was made at the War de
partment that it had been the Intention of
Secretary Taft from the beginning to r-
I lleve Gc-nera! Bell from duty in Cuba :ia
. .1 . n II u , t. h ,1 li e.mt it hi lah.,1 eh ... .
i on a basis satisfactory to the president and
erre-tary of war. The president's policy In
Cuba ha been entrusted to Governor Ma
lt 00 11 sod General Bell, and - the latter'
Work will have bean completed by the first
of th year. General Wlnt Is an officer In
1 whom thee department ha great confidence
1 j iie was in command of thj eamn .1 v-l
. Si-mm. and had charge of the embarka-
, tion cf the tr0op for Cuba.
MISS HELEN LAMBERT IS DEAD
Artrrs Mho Was In Tom Cooper's
Automobile Marc-am us to
NEW YORK. Nov. 22 Helen Lambert,
the actrc-s who waa Injured In the auto
mobile collision in Cent-al park In vvhlth
Tom Cooper lost hi life, dlel this aft r
noon in Roosevelt hospital. This is the
thltd d-ath from the accident.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Colder aad Cloudy Friday! Prohahly
Local Saorrs. Saturday Fair.
Temperature at Omaha Yrstrrdayt
Hour. Dec. Hour. Dear.
B a tn 24 1 p. ra
a. m Wi 3 p. at
T a. m 114 . m n
8 a. m 24 4 p. n 4n
On ni 23 JV p. tu 44
10 a m 8 . m .4.1
11 a. n 3U T p. m. 4
12 m 4 H p m 3"
o p. m an
SUIT AGAINST PIPE LINE
Buckeye Company Accused of Vio
lating; State Law by Attorney
tirneral of Ohio,
FINDLAY. O.. Nov. J2 The Tiuckeye
Pipe Lino company was made defendant In
a suit filed In the circuit court today by
William L. D.ivld. prosecuting attorney of
Hancock county, and George H. Ptwlps,
from the attorney genernl' office. Th
Ftste of Ohio is the plaintiff.
The petition allegts that the Buckeye
Pipe IJne company Is organized under tho
law of Ohio, with a capital stock of
tin.orO.OOo, and Is empowcrod to transport
and store petroleum by means of pipe. The
petition charges that ever since Its organi
zation, In is.se, t has been a member of an
illegal combination known as the Standard
Oil company. It operates In six counties
In northwestern Ohio, nnd charge 2) cents
per barrel for'tho transportation of oil any
distance. Such charges. It It said, are only
nominal, and are imposed lo prevent others
from availing themselves of puch facilities.
Tho charges arc alleged to be wholly dis
proportionate to tho services, rendered. It
1 stntfd to bs tho duty of tho defendant
as a common carrier to afford the public
equal fucllitleff for uso of it pipe lines, and
that tho charges should not be more than
one-eighth of 1 per cent. Plalntlflf prays
for an alternative writ of mandamus and
that tho defendant provide for the public
equal and Just facilities and transportation
In Ohio and fix a nchedulu of rat"s. The
petition Is signed by Wado H. Kills, attor
JOCKEY CLUB IS OUSTED
Supreme Court of Missouri Decides
that Delmar Concern Violated
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Nov. Ci The
supreme court today concluded the suit
brought by Attorney General Hadley to
oust the Delmar Jockey club from the
state by issuing a writ of ouster.
Last summer a decision was rendered by
the court that the club had violated Its
charter by allowing betting In the races
after the repeal of tho breeders' law. At
torneys for the club filed a motion for a
rehearing and the case has been kept In
court Today's declaion. It Is eald, la final.
The- ouster order was : issued on the
grounds that the club had" violated tho pro
visions of Its charter by pool selling and
bookmaklng In violation of the law, and
because the grounds . were not used for
holding fairs where agricultural property
was placed on exhibition.
The ouster, suit was -filed by ' Attorney
General Hadley. Judge Grave wrote the
opinion, holding that ths club should he
ousted, . It charter forfeited , to the state
and a fine of t.VOW ImposM. Judges Lamm
and Vfllllaut concurred, but Justice Brace
and Judges Gantt, Burgees and Fox dis
sented against imposing a fine, hence tha
ouster was ordered without the fine.
ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE ELECTS
Bishop 'Wilson la Chosen President
and Rev. P. A. Baker General
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 22. After electing the
following officers tho annual' convention
I of the Anti-Saloon League of America se
lected Norfolk, Va.. aj the place for the
next meeting and adjourned alne'dle.
I President, Bishop Luther B. Wilson; vice
i nrp-idents. Hlshon O. M. Matthew. Chi
i caao: Rev. Father J. M. Mot'lary. Mtnne.
epoll"'. Hev. Dr. D. J. Bun-ell. New York
Cly: Bishop J.W. Hamilton. Ban Fran-
rtgco; Mev. ir. r . u. rower, vusningion
1). .: ReVi W. B. Crumnton. Montgomery
. ila JIUu?,I,Cnnrl6'". AX,Po',lo'k V"'
, N. D. ; Rev. Washington Gladden. Coluinus,
,j . Hev. y. ' T. McEwan. Fl ttStH! rg; HCV
! J. C- Barr. Ntw Orleans: Rv. Dr. Ellis,
Macon. '.: general secretary. Rev. P. A.
Baker, Columbus O. ; recording secretary,
,-tt.v. E. R Nicholson. Harrlsburg. Pa.; cor-
responding secrttary, James L. Ewln,
j Washington: treasurer, Foster Copeland,
j Columbus, O.
The afternoon session of the convention
was addressed by Rev. W. B. Pkkard of
Buffalo and Rev. Frank Taylor of St. Louis,
A resolution was adopted authorizing a
memorial to congress urging the adoption
of a hw by which the. president will bo em-
! I"""1 "Plaint a commission to invcstl
gate the relation that saloons bear to crime.
WILSON'S BCDYJS AT REST
SerTlees UelH la Honor of Memory of
Revolutionary Hero at
PHILADELPHIA, Nor. 22.-ln the pres
ence of a distinguished company the body
of James Wilson, a great figure In the
American revolution, which lay in a North
Carolina grave for years, was
bv the side of that of his wife
groun . of historic Christ churrh. The cere-
n.on...s attending the reinterment were slm
pie but ImpresHlve.
Prior to the services at Christ church the
body lay In atate in the declaration room
in Independence hall, where thousands of
persons filed past by the bier. While the
beidy waa being escorted from Independence
hall to Christ church the proctsslon passed
the grave of Benjamin Franklin, where It
halted and stood In silence for a moment.
Following the service at the church trih
.0 Au in tlie Ti&trlot were delivered um
. .. i e.
ocners uy .iiiu.i w"t vuine-
glc Dr. S. Weir Mitchell and Attorney
General Moody, for the president.
NEGRO TROOPERS HAVE FRIEND
Attempt W ill Be Made to Find Work
fur Discharged soldier la
I blKh character aa a man ami ids dlstln-
vvn, vririv- v,n -'Th hr mu,i ' guished servlc- a a fii,ancir and banaev.
NEW IORK, No. , The thle-e. com- Kountae wss ent-.-egej In the. busin-s
paniea cf negro troopa discharged from tha t linking In Nebra-K.a from Its fiv.ind.ulon
United States army by order of President In terrluuUI dav. and tne Influence of hi
-. 1. . in t. ..i,,. i f. , tu. 11. Iiuslness care- for htilf a century Ina al-
Roosevelt will ba taken to Chxago, FUlla- Vi, toarrt lhl. unbuilding of our
dtlphta and New Tea k, ac cording to a plan 1nni .tunors -Mid the advanvt-mestit of cor
annouccd iKfe today. Tha movement is rert banking, nnd, like th purity of his pr
k. .tnni K,. ,i, -i.e. aoiiftl life, will long . con tin uo to reflect
sniu j n-.-r . .. i
of the three c-ltl-B.
According to tills plan the former ol
Ulurs will be clothed and rare.) for by com
mittee- and employment found, and plana
have been so arranged so that any cliiae
who U Interested In th case and desires
to bear the soldiers' side of the tory will
lueve acc-- to the merl. At pretx-nt the;
swldiers arc at Foil R-no, OkL j
iSSET SYSTEM WINS
Yates Element Trinmphi Over icfrocates
of Credit Cnrrency Plan.
ECKLES AND FROF. JOHNSON DEFEATED
Nebraska Banters linuorge Former Policy
After an Animated ritonts.on.
VARIED VIEWS ON CAUSE OF STRINGENCIES
H. ty. Tales Bays u-nntry Conld Cperats
on fourth of Fresent Volume,
DR. P. I. HALL LECTED PRESIDENT
Laraest Attendance In History uf
Association at tbe toaTeatlon
Resolutions on Death of
Praeldant 1. Z. Ball, oaahisr Co- ,
lumbla National tank, X,Lnooln.
Ksnry W. Tatss, Cbalrmaa Sxsctt
tlv Council; W. S. Haghsa, aoors
taryi frank T. Hamilton, Traaaurar.
Haw Msmbsra Executive Comu.lttef
for roar Tsars T. S. Caldwell,
Omaha; Track McGtvern, Trsmonti
O. B. Barnham, Norfolk; T. K. Davie,
Resolutions doc luring against tho Issue o.
bank note currency, except as now author
ized, were pnseed by the Nebraska Bank
ers' association at the closing fce.-slon of iti
tenth annual convention Thursday after
noon. Victory for the champlona of asset cur
rency was attained only after a heated de
hate of nearly an hour. In which Henry W.
Yates, chairman of the national legisla
tive commltteo and of the resolutions com
mittee, with two mrmbrs of tho latter
committee arrayed on the opposing s'.da,
fought alono against numerous defender
of the credit currency ayatcm proposed by
a committee of tho American Bankers' aa
sociatlon, of which Luther Drake waa a
member, advocated by James H. Ecklea In
an address before the bankers Wednesday
and again Thursday by Prof. Joseph
French Johnson, dean of the New York
University school of commerce, account
Convention Stands by Yates
Though Mr. Yates was left alone In de
bate, the convention was with him when it
came to voting and the resolutions ho pre
sented were passed by a vote ot t0 to 3!".
The credit currency argument waa Initi
ated by E. R. Gumey of Fremont, who
moved an amendment to the resolutlona,
and It was taken up by Prof. Johnson, D.
R. Forgan of Chicago. 8. H. Barnham ol
Lincoln. Charlca K. Hart of Prosser and
others. A. L. Clarke of llaStinga objected
to the words "Impending panic." P. 1 Hall
of Lincoln withheld hla approval of th
second part of the resolution on tho
ground that It might be construed as advo
cating an asset currency by which Ilia
rights of the depositors would take second
place to the rights of the holeJers of U
What Mr. Gurhey colled nl amendmciA .
was in renllty a substitute for th orig
inal motion. It .endorse the system of.
currency advocated at Washington recently
by a commltteo' of the American Bankers'
Mr. Gumey dramatically pleaded for tile
doptlon ot his amendment, declaring that
with many time larger Interests and
broader activities the country ' la getting
along with about the same amount ot cur
rency It had ten years ago; but the strin
gency of the New York money market each
fall is becoming so serious as to menaco
tho prosperity of the bankers and the peo-
plo of the entire country-
Lack of Elasticity. .
"The lack of elasticity In the cui rency, la
what causes the upa and downs ot inter
est," aald D. R. Forgan of Chloago. ' "It
la a great disgrace to us that in the finan
cial center of our country Interest should
get as low as 1 per cent at one time, and
aa high aa 150 per cent at another. I ob
ject to tho words "impending panic" tu
tho resolutions. The act op taking out i.i
curroncy would bring the panic and bring
It dn. quick."
Prof. Johnson admitted It true, aa Mr.
Yatc maintained, that New York some
times sends nearly tlOn.OOO.iXiO west in- the
fall, yet does not sufler a decree 16 In bank
deposits. This holding up of tha receipts,
he said, is duo to the fact that the rate
of Interest goes up and New York im
port gold from Europe. ,
Mr. Yates declared the country could do
business on ona-fotirth It present volume)
of currency and that tho cause ot the
stringency in New York are peculiar to
that market. He Bhowed tho immense
volumo per capita of credit money in thu
United Starts, as compared with other
countries, and said It Would be folly to is
Text of Resolution.
Following 1 the text of the resolution
Resolved That we are opposed to the
Ifsue in time of financial pcaoe, like th
pi-eaent, of any hank note currency, except
that now authorized, secured by a deposit
of United State- bonds.
Resolved. That we tavor legislation by
conitrpnH authorising the Issue of nn
today placed emergency circulation which will be taxed
in ei V, i i " heavily that li would not be Issued x
in tne nurial cept n time of great e-omme rclal stringency
; and impending panic nnd would be retired
when the conditions requiring It issue no
Resolvt-d. That we favor the repeal of tha
clause In the national currency act limiting
the redemption of notional bank note to
3,uJ.'W a month.
Resolutions oa Herman Kouatae.
These resolutions in tuemcry of Herman
KocitiUi: were prune reel bv a vpertal com
mittee, roael by Senator Millard and adopted
unanimously by vising vote:
Whereas, It baa nleoaed Almighty fcd in
His wisdom to take front his life of nseful-
1 ress our iHww iihihit. iiTnmn noimtic.
, ...,,,, ,k Kirr X'srlonal li.k ,.t
e imaliu. l e It
Reseilved, By tho hanker of Ne-bMk, In
convention assembled, as a tesiimtmy uf
iHir reijard anci enee-m and In roognltloit
nf tho iors our ureifee-nioli has SU fired by
his de-ath, as follows
The death e-f Mr. Kotinlr.e removed from.
Uii-) slate and the wist one of the ablest,
most rust-! and beloved iiu-mlier of Uiei
proiesslon. and wo esteem It a prlvilc in
our ls-re-avc-nient to record in "lerrneneut
form our uneiualitie-d 41 iii cr lotion of hi
iionor ifi'in his iijiiip.
The otrieei of this association ar dl-
recteel I" send e-ngiose-d ropie.i of the-
i-e-solutii'ii to the finally -if Mr. Kountx
and 11 No one to the First National bunk.
P. L. Hall delivered ou address Thursday
11 ut,',' -,lllIlkll , v..i.r. Twsntv
y ,ari A)u ln llU n ho. Buve Ui)J figure
, Hhliw Uu. gruWti, t,f trie banking ln-
iC.'ininu'.d on Fourth Paga.
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