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    The Omaha Daily Bee
People on tba Iithmui Taken by Storm by
f resident Eflosevelt.
a Characteristic Compliment to
Foultney Bieelow.
Eeporti of Labir Tronblei Denied by
Chairman of Commiialoi.
Alio Takes Occasion to Dear Eimc
meat or Hla Daughter to a Titled
Frenchman Too Youn
to Wed.
NEW YORK, Deo. 2. "Pres'dent Roose
velt took the Panamans by .), m," said
Theodore P. Bhonts, chalrm Pan
ima canal com in Union, wttv '' he
Panama. ltn atamar '.
Colon. Mr. 8 ho nts suok enthu. A
of the recent visit of the chief ex..
and declared that work on the canal v
progressing under satisfactory conditions.
Purine; his talk with the newspaper men
Mr. Shonls took occasion to deny that his
daughter, Theodora, had become engaged
to a titled foreigner.
Chairman Bhonts said that he would pro
ceed at once to Washington. lie was ac
companied on the home trip bjr ReatvAd
mlrol M. T. Kndicott, also a member of
the canal commission; Richard R. Rogers,
general counsol to the commission; Major
John T. Phillips of the Department ct
Health of the canal cone, and Joseph Rip
ley, a special engineer employed on the
Discussing the president's visit. Chair
man Bhonts said:
"President Roosnvclt simply took the peo
ple of Panam by storm. The setting aside
of all precedents by the president In his
visit to Panama won the Instant admiration
and respect of tho people of the Panama
republic. Mr. Roosevelt was familiar with
the work theoretically and saw and under
stood more during his ahort stay than the
average man would In several months.
"The building of the canal Is to President
Roosevelt as the building of a future home
would be to any other man. He looks on
It as his own personal work, having been
given carte blanch by congress In the
Speech Pleases People.
"During the president's trip through the
canal eone one of ths leading cltlsens
asked Mr. Roosevelt what he thought of
the criticism as written by Poultney Blge-
low. The president answered: 'Small peo
ple, like small files, despoil large things
and large enterprises.'
"In the president's speech at Colon the
thing that won the heart of the canal
workers and of the people waa his state
ment: The men who are now working on
the canal and the etl liens of Panama who
are assisting Item wHt go down to posterity
like the veterans of the civil -war. When
this rreat work is completed the men who
have been instrumental In Its success will
look backward and say, "I waa part of It."
as do the veterans of the civil war when
they look with pride at the great united
"This did more to endear the president
and t,he United States In general to the
people than anything else he could have
Mr. Shonts declared that the reports of
labor troubles In tho canal son were abso
lutely untrue. He aald:
"The work on tho canal was never in
better condition. Tho men are contented
and th work is going ahead very fast."
In regard to the reported engagement of
Miss Theodora ShonU to Duo de Chaulnes
et do Ploqulgny. Mr. Bhonts said:
"The reported engagement Is absolutely
untrue. Both the Misses Bhonts are scarcely
out school and will not make their
formal debut In society until the 18th of
this month, when we open our new home
In Washington. The gtrls are no doubt
great friends of the due's family and that
may have been th foundation lor tne re
ported engagement."
K Francis Joseph Delivers an
Address at tho Dedicatory
BUDAPEST. Doc t In th preseno of
Francis Joseph, mperor-ktng of Austiia-
llungary, a number of other members of
the royal family, a gathering of ministers.
diplomats and members of th Hungarian
Parliament, and before a large assemblage
of th people, the mugnlfloent monument
erected to th memory of Count Julius
Andrassy was unveiled her today.
Replying to an eloquent tribute from
Koloman d Ssell, a former premier of
Hungary, Frencla Joseph said:
In grateful remembrance of the Imperish
able aervlce rendered his king, tils father
lund and th monarchy, 1 express the
hope that this prominent figure, who cre
sted a new foundation, not only in th po
llllcc.l life of Hungary, but also In th
foreign pulley of the monarchy, will serve
as a pattern to coming generations.
A roar of cheering from those present
greeted these words from the emperor-
At th close of th dedicatory ceremony
a number of memorial wreaths were laid
before th monument.
Advocates Taking the Part of
Loaf Which la la
IONDON, Dee. 1 William O'Brien, mem
ber ef Parliament for Cork, addressing
rationalist meeting at Castle Island,
County Kerry, today, declared that there
was no split or scandal between himself
and hi friends. By th silent force ot pub
lic opinion, the speaker said, he had caused
(he Irish party to return to a policy of con
ciliation. -
if ha knftnr that the Dresent s-ovsrnment
could carry the full Glad.tonlan home rule
erogram with tb.e present Parliament and
that It waa cheating them with a contempt- : yeaieraay w ...... w
Ibl makeshift, he would bo th first to do- Induce th Southern Pacific company to I Mot.
nounc It. But h knew th contrary, and furnish cars for th transportation of ROME. Dec. 2. The stats railroad de
John Redmdnd, th Irish leader, knew it oranges to eastern markets. Th csr short- j part men t has received orders to rccon
also. Th duty of the Irish representatives, " w" considered and It woo the unaal- j struct the pope's railroad carriage. This
v,. nun., eostinued. was to take ro:in.ei mous oplnli n that the railroad company ' car has not been used since 1S70. It is
s-lth til government and maks the present
bill as large aa possible.
Severe Earthquake in Mrlly.
LONDON. Dec. I A severe earthquake
is reported to hav occurred at Mlnaxe
on th north nut of Sicily, to.1ay.
t aw sasualiics tvs Veen repurtcd.
Half Million Arm to Be Sold to the
Highest Bidder In Quarter
Section Lota. '
LAWTOS, Okl., Dec. 2,-Tomorrow the
government land office here will begin re
ceiving hUs for frJO.Ouo acrs of hind In th
Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Indian reser
vation In Oklahoma, carrying out an act
of congress opining the lund to settlement.
The lund Is spoken of as the "big pasture."
Most of it is good for farming purposes.
Under the law no bids of less than fu an
bcto will be considered and each bidder
may put In as many proposals as ho do
slres. The maximum amount of land to
be sold to any one bidder, however, will
be limited to a single quarter section. It
Is belk ved that there will be $30,000 bidders.
Under instructions issued by Secretary ot
the Interior Hitchcock, all bids, which must
be made upon a blank furnished by the
land office at Lawton, or at Washington,
must be signed by the bidder and contain
the bidder's postoffice address.
Bids will be received only between the
hours of 9 a. m. on Monday, December 3,
and 4 p. m. on Saturday, December 8. Each
bidder must Inclose with his bid his check
for one-fifth of the highest amount bid by
him for any tract. The bids are to be
placed In strong boxes. On December 10
they are to be mixed up, numbered In the
rder In which the envelopes chance to be
d up, and sent to the general land
Washington. The secretary of the.
Ml then award each tract to the
dder for the amount of his bid.
Dei, . of the unsuccessful bidders are
to be returned, after the bids have been
Internal Revenne Collections for the
Cnrrent Year Estimated at
WASHINGTON. Dec. 2. -The annual re
port of the commissioner of internal
revenue, John W. Yerkes, for the last
fiscal year shows totnl receipts of $219-
102.73S, an excess of $14,914,762 over the pre
ceding year, while the receipts for the
first three months of the current year show
an increase in collections of $4,661,131 over
the corresponding months last year. Com
missioner Yerkes says he believes the total
revenues in the current fiscal year will
aggregate $20,000,000. During the year there
was collected from the tax on distilled
spirits $136,965,911, on fermented liquor
$54,651,636 and on tobacco $48,422,997.
The commissioner recommends a charge,
of 20 cents for each stamp Issued to recti
fiers or wholesale liquor dealers for use
on packages prepared and sent out by them
and a charge of 26 cents per gallon on all
brandy withdrawn for fortification pur
poses. The report discusses the enactment of
the free alcohol bill passed at the last ses
sion of congress; says great benefit will
be derived by the people at large from this
legislation, and says that Instead of the
production of alcohol being, as now, con
fined to large distilleries, it is most prob
able that within th course of a brief period
small co-operative distilleries will be con
structed throughout the country, operated
under governmental supervision, but event
ually producing alcohol at a cheaper price
and perhaps from cheaper substances than
is th rule at present.
Work Being Done In Oklahoma Is
Watched With Mack
GUTHRIE, OkL. Dec. 2, Th constitu
tional convention which met here recently
to draw up a new constitution to be voted
upon next spring for the new state of
Oklahoma. Is making fair progress. This
Is the first time the people have had a
chance to make a constitution with the
developments of the last twenty-five years
for a guide, and the drafting of this In
strument Is being watched with great in
One ' of th most Interesting questions
that will be considered will be the provision
as to prohibition. Th chairman of th
committee that will draft this particular
provision la believed to favor high license
and this fact has caused the prohibition
lobby here to work with renewed energy,
Th fixing of railroad rates, the aepara-
tion of whites, negroea and Indiana in
schools and on public conveyance, the
regulation of corporations and the fixing
of taxation are eom of th other inter
esting and vital questions being consld-
a iiuimitrlv. also, there will come
th contests for representative In congress
and the election of United Btates senators,
which already, are beginning to tak defi
nite form.
Window in Jewish Synagogue Ded
icated to Memory of Dead
PHILADELPHIA. Dec 2. Lauded as a
diplomat who tempered states craft with
the golden rule, the late John Hay was
honored by the Jewish people of this
city today when a handsome memorial
window to the dead secretary of state was
unveiled at Keneseth Israel temple.
Attended by Secretary of State Ellhu
Root, Oscar Straus, recenily named by
President Roosevelt as secretary of
commerce and labor, and Andrew D.
White, ex-minister to Russia and Ger
many, together with six members or tne
Hay family, the exercises wer among the iuie, who has been looking Into this sub
most striking ever held in a Jewish syna- j jct, said today that the commission would
gogue. take up the situation in th northwest first.
Th consecration address was made by j Agents are now in that section Investigate
Dr. Joseph Krauskopff. rabbi of the j ntf complaints against the wheat carrying
temple. He was assisted in the exercises roads. Farmers in many states have re-
by Rabbis Berowlta and Landman.
Secretary Straus mode the introductory other traffic and that they are unable to get today growing out of an old feud at Marl
address and Mr. Whit delivered an his- their grain to market In time to share In ..... seven miles from this city. Seven
torlcol eulogy of the dead statesman.
Mr. Root mode the chief address.
Shortage of Cars Working
Hardship aad Pecuniary
VISAMA. cmi. ie. "''"
of orange growers wo. ne.a waasay
n eu- for Its failure to handle
the business offered. A committee waj ap
pointed to Becure legal advice and consider
th proposition ot taking the mutter before
the Interstate Comm-rce comiiilbslon so
that action may be taken by congress at
A'on. should th commission Hud leglsla-
jtlon necessary.
Men Prominent in Railroad and Financial
World at f pencer'i hier.
As Funeral Bell Tolls Every Wheel
on Ureal System Ceases to Tara
aad Every Telegraph in
strument Is Stilled.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.-AJ1 that Is
mortal of Samuel Spencer, late president
of the Southern railway, whose tragic
death on hi own railroad on the morning
of Thank. -giving day shocked the people ot
two hemispheres, was laid to rest this
afternoon In the receiving vault at the Oak
Hill cemetery, there to await final disposi
tion. A notable tribute was paid to the
memory of the distinguished railroad mag
nate by his associates, by htatesmen, ana
by men eminent In the walks of public life.
The funeral obsequies, held in historic Si-
John's Protestant Episcopal church, were
atterided by railroad officials, financier
and public men from all parts of the coun
try. Many of them were lifelong asso
ciates. Hundreds of friends came from
the south.
Long before the hour snnounced for the
funeral, 2 p. in., admission to the churc'i
had to be d riled to all except the closest
personal and official friends of Mr. Spencer
Hundreds of people stood outslrte tne
church In tho crisp December air, through
out the services, paying solemnly ana
silently their tribute of respect.
Shortly before 1;30 p. m. the officers ana
employes of the Southern railway, 319 in
number, assembled at the general omces
of the company and proceeded as a body
to St. John's church. They were headed
by the four general superintendents of the
company, Messrs. Foroker. Loyall. Ritchie
and Chapman and included General Pas
senger Traffic Manager Hardwlck. General
Passenger Agent Taylor and uenerai
slRtant Passenger Agent Carey.
Many Railroad Offlctnls Present.
Practically all of the officials of the com
. ... .m rtt nearly
pany througnoui me - -
6.000 miles were In attendance, jo..... b
their friends of the Southern railway ...
paying respect to President Spencer were
representatives of the Mobile & Ohio.
Georgia Southern & Florida, the Cincin
nati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific, tho
New Orleans & Hinw.", -tral
of Georgia, the Atlantic Coast line.
Seaboard Air IMU. esapeake
Ohio, the .. -
Among the distinguished people . who U
Bacon of Georgia. Governor Bwanson and
JuTltToock the soft strain, of
Cnopln'- beautiful funeral march pealed
the JTZr, the
rtbJor.f- "i S. .-ant
S3ut the system of """Zn
presided over by r " ceaeed
of the altar. Th cnoir wo .. ---..
the Wht Rev. Henry Y. Batterlee. bishop
of'wa'shUton; Rev- ,2 ant
Smith, rector of St. Johns, and the assistant
rector of the church
Lights In Financial World.
Immediately afterword J. Plerpont Mor
aun of N.w York.. a lifelong friend and
nusines. associate of TFi"
Charles Sterling of New York and First
Vice President Anarew. '
. . i u.m , t rn railway
entered the pew reserved for them. They , Arizona & New Mexico railway, district of
were followed by the funeral party, the , ArtIonai two violations; Chicago & North
great concours of people rising and remain- j W(,atern railway, .district of Illinois, two
lng standing as the casket bearing the re- vloiat(ong; Chlesgo, Milwaukee & St. Paul
malna was placed In front of the altar and I rallwByi northern district of Illinois, twen
the members of the family wer ushered , ty.alx violations; El Paso A. Southwestern
to their seats. The body bearers were rallwayi district of New Mexico, one vlo
selected from among the colored porters ,aUon, Fort Wortn & Denver City rall
of the Southern railway. All of them have wfty northern district of Texas, two vlo
been in the service of the company for ,atlonB. -yvabasfl railroad, northern district
many years, and all were known personally en. yiotlon.
.. . - vni!nltiir the body
to Preaiaent cpen.. - - - t
. . ...HhABMra all flf them
came tne Honorary y..- . --
personal and official friends of Mr. Spencer.
They wer principally presidents or high
officials of the railroads of America and
It was noted that either personally or by
proxy they represented quite one-third of
the vast wealth of the United States. E. H.
Harrlman. a lifelong friend, was one of the
last to arrive at the church.
The funeral aervlce was strictly In ac
cordance with the ritual of the Protestant
Kpiscopal church. It was conducted by
Bishop Satterlee. assisted by Rev. Dr.
Interstat Commerce Commission to
Take V Ihe Ques
tion. WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 The car shortage
throughout the United Btates will be In
vestigated by the Interstate Comnieroe
commission. Commissioner Franklin K,
ported that the railroads are preferring
: tn, nlgh prices now being paid In Mlnneap-
oils and Chicago.
The commission has Issued a circular ask- I The climax cajne through one negro strik
ing ths groin growers to submit specific 1 mg another with a fence picket. Friends
information regarding the amount of i 0 eaRn armed themselves and the war be-
freight offered for shipment and tne re-
sons given for not transporting It.
c,nslderuhle Speenlatloa as to the
Meaning; of the
a special carriage with glided angels at
the four corners. Inside there Is a port
able altar, and the upholaterlnga are of
whit velvet.
This news is commented upon with
much interest and many people are won
dering it It means that th I of Is about
to lav lb Vatican.
Denies Matters Imputed to Him by
the Senator from
PORTLAND, Ore.. Iec. t-Mlchael A.
Myondorff. the special Jigent. who returned
to Portland yesterday from Salt Lake City,
has made a statement In reply to United
Btates Senator Francis- K. Warren of Wy
oming. Mr. MyendorfT begins with a state
ment of those portions of the affidavit made
by him before the Interstate Commerce
commission at Salt Lake City, referring to
Mr. Wnrren, and to which Warren takes
exceptions. He continues: 1
"If he (Warren) is correctly quoted he
asserted that In writing to him I described
myself as being an 'old soldier of the civil
war. This statement was never made by
me and It would have been absurd for any
body to have made any declaration of that
character. The records of the State de
partment show that it waa In lma that
Abraham Lincoln obtained my release from
exile In Siberia and that I did not arrive
in this country until lSGtt, a year after the
close of the civil war.
"Furthermore, I never solicited Senator
Warren or anyone else for tho position of a
special agent In the consular service.
"Mr. Warren Is also quoted as saying
that he never read to me any private letters
of mine addressed to Commissioner Rich
ards. Never said he did. What I did
say, however, waa that the senator read
me extracts from letters which I had ad
dressed to the commissioner of the general
land office. These letters were official and
not private communications and they have
never been designated as 'private letters'
by anybody to my knowledge, except by
Senator Warren himself.
"Senator Warren spefks of having read
'In the Denver newspapers of Myendorff's
attempt to commit suicide.' I am surprised
that the senator should attempt to cir
culate such a ridiculous story. It Is a
fact easily susceptible of definite and sub
stantial proof that I made no attempt to
commit suicide at Denver or at any other
piece, for that matter. If the Benator be
lieves, however, that a trumped up suicide
story has any bearing on the coal land
frauds in his state I will gladly furnish
him any- evidence that he may need to
satisfy himself on that point."
"In my opinion there is only one state
ment attributed to Benator Warren that
has any direct bearing on the coal land In
vestigations In Wyoming. That statement
Is his assertion that I asked him to pro
ceed In the matter and that he suggested
that I should follow the law and Instruc
tions. In that connection the following ex
tract from a letter written to me by Mr.
Warren under data of April 4, 1904, In re
ply to a letter which I addressed to him
five days prior to that date may indicate
whether or not the senator was anxious
for the Investigation to roceed without
delay In his stae. Wyimmg.
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 4. 1904. -Dear
Mr. Myendorff: I know of nothing that Is
pressing in the state north of you, and
should say that it would be Just as well
to do the work nearest to you that Is
pressing hardest. After we adjourn here
and I return to Wyoming I hope to see
you at some eurly and convenient date.
"As the letter was addressed to me at
Denver it will readily be seen to what
portion of the map the senator was al
luaing when he wrote 'ike state north of
you.'" .
With Violation
Safety Appliance
of the
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2,-Actlng on re
ports submitted by the Interstate Com
merce commission. Attorney General Moody
has directed that suit bo brought against
a large number of additional railroad com.
panies to recover penalties for violation of
tlie safety appliance law through failure
to keep their equipment in proper condi
tion. Tho attorney general recently Issued
a similar order directing suits against a
large number of roads.
The roads made defendents, and the dis
tricts in which the suits will be lirouithi
t v. . .
Tube Ronds
the Depots
CHICAGO, Dec. 2. Wagon aervlce for
carrying mall, except registered matter,
between the general postoffice and the
passenger railway stations In Chicago Is
now a thing of the past. The postoffice
officials today began using the tunnel
system between the general postoffice and
the Chicago & Northwestern and the Polk
street station, the latter being the termi
nal of the Wabash. Santa Fe, Grand
Trunk and Monon railway systems. Tho
tunnels of the Illinois Tunnel company
are now in use between the general post-
office and all the railway stations of
Seven of Participants Shot, Three of
Whom Are Expected to
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. i-Seven ne
groea shot, three of whom will die, Is the
rMuit of a general row and shooting affair
j neKr0es charged with doing the shooting
huve been arrested and are In Jail here.
The lawbone of one at ih n.,..
was shattered and his tongue shot off.
Trainmen Attempt to Interfere, but
I People Will Not Be
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash.. Dec. 2 As a
result of the coal famine here a raid was
made on a coal train yesterday as it
passed through the town. Trainmen, who
made an effort to stop the seizure, were
threatened with bodily harm and kept
from Interfering. The situation is criti
cal at North Yakima. There Is no fuel
for the public buildings and many of
the district schools will have to close.
Only four carloftds of coal hav beeu re
ceived sine Wednesday.
Citizens of Omaha Far Tribute to Late
financier in Fnblic
Representative Men Praise, the Work
of Ills Life, the rower and
Influence of Ills
"When a great oak In a forest which for t
years has towered above the surrounning
trees, has fallen, many years of growth
of smaller trees Is required to fill the
vacincy. We have met this afternoon to
do honor to the memory of a man who
for many years stood an oak In this com
munity. Others will speak of the virtues
of Hoiman Kountze. My part is simply to
call this meeting to order and Introduce I
the chairman, Henry W. Yates."
With these words Ourdon W. Wattles, as
chairman of the special committee, opened
the memorial services at Boyd's theater
Sunday afternoon, the parquet and the
stage of the theater being filled with the i
friends and relatives of Herman Kountze
to pay a tribute to the late financier. j
Mr. Yates told of his association with i
Herman Kountze In a small building near
Twelfth and Farnam streets before there
were banks and before there was prac
tically any Omaha. Judge W. D. Mcllugh :
read the minutes of the meeting as they '
had been prepared by the resolutions com- J
mlttee, and they were adopted by a rising .
vote. '
Isaac K. Congdon who had been one of
Mr. Kountze s chief legal advisers In late
years, told of Mr. Kountzs's character ns
observed by a man who wss In personal
contact with him every day.
Ilrrltaa-e of Early Training-.
"When Herman Kountze came to Omaha
fifty years ago he brought with him the
realization of that kind of home which
produces the best kind of men," said Mr.
Congdon. "The home where father and
mother believe and teach of the Sivlour; i
the home where thought Is given lo the
welfare of others. In his every day life he
saw the pictures of his early life. He gave I
Omaha his manhood years. Some are here
today who can look back over this half
century spent In Omaha and can testify
that he returned'a talent to the community
for every one he received. His memory Is
ours. Herman Kountze clung close to
the ideal In personal affairs. He was a
genuine man and Just what he appeared to
be. All knew they could get his honest
judgment when they went to him for help.
He was a truthful man without duplicity
and never prone to litigation. He believed
In his fellows and his acts showed it. No
man had a better opportunity to iudge man- ;
kind, and when he said, 'We expect all men '
to be honest, It wu the judgment of a i
lifetime. His success In life was due to I
that remarkable faculty of having heart '
and head In one accord. Ho had an element !
of fairness which was a second nature. He i
put his character into his dally work and I
was a delightful companion. He loved the
sky, the trees and the flowers." 1
G. M. Hitchcock told of the way he had
admired Herman Kountze sine he was a i
young man. He s..Id: 1
"In the character of Herman Konntze
must have been some trait rarely found
to call forth the tributes of an entire com
munity. Great statesmen, or orators or
poets compel tributes by their natural gifts. !
He was a man whose greatness consisted
of the development of homely virtue. His
Industry was remarkable and set an ex
ample for all to follow who have an aim in '
life. His deep-seated Integrity was a virtue '
of tho highest type. His unfailing kindness !
was noticeable and his courage, under all !
emergencies, was marked, ns well as his
great strength, with which he overcame all
difficulties. Mr. Kountze had wonderful
Eloquent Words of C. J. Greene.
Charles J. Greene, when called upon by
the chairman, said:
ii i lining mi inenus ana neighbors j
should meet In this way a..J speak the
tribute of respect and love to one who,
widely known and esteemed, has reached
his Journey's end. Mr. Kountze lived a
long and useful life. He won fortune, fame
and Influence, and the' work he did helped
Immeosureably to build a city and state
whose men and women honored him while
with them and now that he has gone bear
grateful testimony to his services and
"We are accustomed to measure men by
what we hear them say and see them do.
We pass the quiet, silent workers, un
mindful that their work shall Influence
states and even empires long after tbn
words and deedij of the noisy and spectacu
lar have vanished utterly.
"In our estimate of greatness we too
often confuse the virtues and qualities a
most common possession which fit men to
fill creditably- even exalted positions in
private and public life, with those nobler
virtues and qualities which inspire and
sustain men In their modest and uncon
scious efforts In private works even when
enterprises of great moment are in Issue.
These quiet, silent workers we come to
know them only through the Influence of
their lives, an Influerce of slow growth,
which touches, first, thowe In personal re
lation, and then in widening circles reaches
the farther limits and embraces all.
Who Is Truly Rreat t
"The man who can wield a weighty ef
fort or influence In the business world or
in public affairs without ostentation, taking
no thought of popular enthusiasm or popu
lar clamor content simply to do his work
quietly, even as In youth he turned a
furrow In his father's field or served a
customer in his father's store dreaming
only of the end, and not of the transient
applause or condemnation, and so at Ust
winning the fullest measure of triumph
he Is truly great.
"Mr. Kountze'a greatness, however, lay
not solely In his capacity to grasp great
opportunities, even where they stretched
into the shadowy and remote future; nor
yet in his ability to master every circum
stance end de'tall and to marshal all the
conflicting forces to successful Issues, for
in all his life he lived nnd moved among
men In such a simple ani unostentatious
way. and with such consideration snd
courtesy, that his kindness was as gentle
and sweet as a morning In spring.
"I am thinking, too, that perhaps his
strongest trait was his absolute fairness
In all his relations and dealings. He wm
Intensely Just in what he felt and thought
and said and did. He sat as a chancellor
and gave and took not simply by the rule
of law, but In the spirit of equity. He ex
emplhled the true spirit of justice wh!c
touches the heart of things, and Is, In t lie
last analysis, the essence of the gospel of
the human brotherhood.
Kiniient Sense of Jastlre.
"His generosity Wis a wholesome princi
ple, which enriched the sense of justice by
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Street Railway Men Say The're Was
!o ecf ll) to Rny a
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2-Ref erring to
dispatches appearing In some eastern pa
pers concernlng'the report that Supervisor
Sanderson of Sin Francisco had made a
confession of bribery In various matters
connected with the Hoard of Supervisors,
Including the granting of the so-called
overhead trolley rights to the United Rail
ways, T. L. Ford, general counsel of the
United Railways, today said:
"Mr. Sanderson could not have made any
confession respecting bribery In connection
with our overhead trolley rights, for there
was no bribery to confess. These rights
were granted to the United Railways
shortly after the earthquake and fire in
San Francisco in response to a universal
demand for street railway operation by
tho then only means available, which was
the overhead trolley. The only question
raised in any quarter was whether these
overhead trolley rights should be temporary I
or should continue during the llfo of the
company's street railway franchise.
"In view of the heavy expenditures which
the company would be compelled to make
In reconstruction of Its road for overhead
trolley. It positively declined to go forward
with this work, under such enormous ex
penses unless these rights were to continue
during the life of Its several street rail
way franchises. The overwhelming senti
ment of the city was In favor of granting
the rights In the manner in which the com
pany had requested, a small minority only
holding out for temporary permission.
"There was, of course, no bribery or at
tempted bribery of anybody, directly or in
directly, or in any manner or form what
Accused of Swindling Numerous
People Out of Large
NEW YORK. Dec. 2. Naom Jasogrodsky,
who represented himself to be a former
agent of the Mutual Life Insurance com
pany, recently engaged as a chess expert
and a teacher and a Wall street agent for
mining stork, was arraigned today and
committed to the Tombs without ball for
forty-eight hourj to await the outcome of
extradition proceedings. Jasogrodsky Is
wanted In Michigan In connection with a
transaction by which he Is alleged to
have secured $10,000 from M. Slmbller of
Bay City to cover wedding expenses and
failed lo retui'n the same. Jasogrodsky
admitted the transaction, which, he .'ald.
was of the type knqwn as an . "exchange
of notes," and said that payment had been
held up on account of a dispute over the
Interest payments. The obligation was
Incurred, he snkl,' Just prior to his marriage
last April to a daughter of the late Rabbi
Wolf Landau of Bay City.
He denounced his arrest as an outrage
and the ref,uit of a conspiracy. In court
Jasogrodsky said he had been for some
time the general agent for Canada of the
Mutual Life Insurance company and with
such success that he was given a roving
commission with authority to write big
policies anywhere. He said he had been
admitted to the best society and had the
honor of teaching President Roosevelt a-id
olher prominent persons to play ches. He
was prepared, he said, to furnish bull in
any amount up to I1U0.0OO If given an op
portunity ana was enraged when the
Michigan officials Insisted he be locked up.
The prisoner, who was represented by
counsel. Intimated that lie would light
Threo Addresses at Closing Session
of Social Education
BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 2.-Three addresses
on the "Education of th? Conscience," de
livered before- a large audience at tho
Colonial theater brought to a close this
evening, the three, days' session or th
Social Education congress.
Tho fcpeukers tonight were, Rev. William
M. Lcng of Stanford, Conn.; Q. Sianley
Hall of Clark university, Worcester, and
th most Rev. William H. O'Connell, Cath
olic archbishop coadjutor of Boston.
Mr. Long in dealing with "Nature s Mes
sages to Moral Educations" said that man
seems to be the only creature that is Im
moral, although the child la born a moral
animal. He did not hold the belief thru
all living things had to fight for existence
and cited many Instances where the lowei
animals had dwelt peacefully together.
notably tho wolveB. He admitted much de
pended on the food supply and said, tills
applied to man as well aa beast. The
beostlln:ss of nature In man was shown,
he declared, In a personal uncleanllness,
the envy and greed aroused by the setting
up of wealth against poverty, gluttony and
drunkenness, and sexual vices. None ot
these, he asserted, was found In the animal
kingdom except in man and monkeys.
Many animal instincts are good and pure
and man's immorality is his own inven
tion. He decried the struggle for Individ
ualism and said that the message of na
ture was mutual co-operation and common
Delegates Expected to Attend from
All Portions 'of the
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okl.. Dee. 2. -The
National Drainage congress is to meet her
in annual aession on December 6, for a
three days' aession. Great preparations
have been .made for the event and many
Irrigation and drainage experts from ths
departments at Washington and from th
states In the Mississippi and Missouri val
leys have accepted Invitations to be pre ot.
Invitations also have been sent to the
governors of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas,
Iowa, Texas, Arkansas. Mississippi, North
and South Dakota and Minnesota, to at
tend, and the land commissioners of u.
dozen railways have sigiiln.-d th-lr Inten
tion of coming. Among others expect.. I
Is Representative Halvor Steenerson oi
Minnesota, the author of Hie first drainage
bill ever passed by the national cuugres.
Appropriation fills lipected to Take Up
Most o be ! ime.
Fourteen of The on, CarTjinc Approxi
mately Billion Dollar.
General Opinion, however, It Will Larf ely
End With lalk.
Ship Subsidy Measure and Phlllpplaa
Tariff, With Smoot Case,
All Ready for Flaal
WASHINGTON, vcc. 2. The passage ot
the apiiiupiiaiton bins, and as lutia ulnar
general legislation as possioio. bucn, lu
urief, is i no lorecast tor I no snort ses
sion of the ritiy-inmn congress, wmcn will
oegm at nign noon tomorrow.
there has not yet been tune for as gen
eral an exchange of views among mem
bers us is oruinarily desired by leaner be
fore expressing their views, but all s era
to regard the present situation as so sim
ple ss to need comparatively little Inter
course to arrive at an understanding. It
is evident that for various reasons it wlU
not be possible to do much on the oppro
priatlon bills before the holidays, and this
circumstance will practically have the ef
fect of condensing th consideration of
the fourteen large supply measures Into
two mouths. Considering that the aggre
gate of the appropriations to be, will be
approximately 1,0W), 000,000, some senatora
and members express the opinion that con
gress cannot do better than give all of Ita
time to these measures.
The ship subsidy bill probably will be
an exception to the rule for no general
legislation. The friends of that measure
have never been more Insistent than now.
They are extremely hopeful and yet very
apprehensive. The bill has passed Ihe
senate and is In committee In the house.
The committee has heretofore been quit
evenly divided, but the advocates of the bill
believe that they will be able to get It
out in due season and they hope for it
consideration when once reported to the
house. Speaker Cannon has given no posi
tive assurances as to his attitude, but the
bill s supporters find encouragement In his
! silence. One incident that la very maie
j rlally helping the subsidy is the rectnt
1 speech of Secretary Root In support of it.
I The fact that the speech was delivered
1st Kansas City is helpful, as the bill lies
j found its principal opposition In the In
terior of the country. There have been om
significant conferencea on the bill among
the most Influential members of the two
Importaat Bills la Senate.
The senate ha on Ita calendar two im
portant house bills, the Immigration bill
and the Philippine tariff., bill, but there
are snags in the pathways of both. Tnr
is still Intense opposition to the Philippine
bill especially, and it Is not believed that
it can possibly receive serious consideration
during a short session.
The session bids fair to be productive of
many bills and also of much oratory.
Not a few members of both houses are
Dnrinm t,, meet the demands of th bank-
! ers and others for a more elastic cur
j rency and It is quite certain that there
I will be efforts to supply this want, but
I there are so many plans that even the most
sincere believers In the necessity almost
despair of accomplishing anything In that
direction during a short session.
The recommendations of the president In
the Interest of a national Inheritance tux
Is awaited with eager Interrst by many,
and there Is no doubt that a large follow
ing could be aecured for a measure of the
character he will outline, but, as In the
matter of currency reform, the few weeks
of the session will not suffice for adequate
consideration. It is also recognized that
the present plethoric condition of the treas
ury would furnish a strong argumert
against the proposed Innovation.
Suggestions looking towards amending
the railroad rate law are not expected to
bear fruit this session. All these matter
and many others ore certain to receive at
tention In debate.
Discussion of Turin.
Among the questions slated for a liberal
share of discussion, the tariff stands at
the head of the list, but no one has th
least Idea that any serious effort will be
made to secure the modifications which
even many republicans think desirable. The
president, who himself desires some
changes, has recently promised his con
gressional callers that he will not ask to
have the subject taken up at this time.
The Japanese question, the discharge of
the negro soldiers, the desirability of an
Income tax law, the result of ths late elec
tions and the trusts ore also slated for
discussion, and It la even expected that
some of these questions, if not all of them,
will receive oratorical attention from demo
cratic members as soon as the tlrst af .-o-prlatlon
bill Is laid before the house.
The senate will give attention to the cau
of Senator Rei-d Bnioot, but what It will
do about it, not even th senate wishes
now to contemplate. There has from th
first been a disposition to put the Bmoot
matter ortde, but with the report of the
committee on privileges and eleitlona on
the calendar and Chairman Burrows quite
determined to press consideration, the fact
that the matter must be dealt with IS be
ginning to Impress Itself upon members
and they are preparing seriously for Its con
sideration. The Michigan senator wilt set
the ball rolling Monday, the 10th Instant,
In a speech in which he will review the
entire case, and he will doubtless be fol
lowed by other members of his committee
for and against the Utah senator. The
rewlutlon before the senate merely de
clares Mr. Bmoot to be not entitled to Ms
seat and much opposition Is likely to be
made to Its form. It Is considered equiva
lent to a resolution of expulsion, but, un
like a declaration for expulsion In explicit
language, it does not require a two-thirds
vote to pass it. Mr. Bmoot's friends will
not yield this advantage without a strug
gle. The question Is a privileged on und
Senator Burrows hss expressed his deter
mination tn utilise all his lights In keeping
It to the front
Much Interest attaches to the preM'lcnt's
forthcoming recommendation concerning
the Panama canal, especially because o
his recent visit to the canal zone. It it not
expected that he will ask much leglsla tio:i
beyond the necessary appropriations and
there is a general disposition to grant
The lncrenr of the nnvy will receive
much consideration, but thsr U "q,1 Jjujtgi-