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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI-KO. 154.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1906 TWELVE PAGES.
SLXULE COPY THREE CENTS.
La:ee Coaeieeations at lint Eeryioee in
Paris in Violation of Law.
OFFICERS PREVENT ANY DISTURBANCES
Eixtf-Hine Snmmoniea Are Issued Charr
ing; Illegal Assemblies.
TARISH LAYMEN FILE DECLARATIONS
Action Tandi to Flace Oiiui of Diioon
tinuine; Barrioet on Olerej.
NET RESULT OF VATICAN'S ATTITUDE
Hersry WIU Lose Peasleas and
Aspirants for the Priesthood Will
Be Called ea D Mili
' PARIS, Dec. II. Today haa been marked
by the total absence of any of the sensa
tional or dramatlo Incidents anticipated
In r.larmls. Quarters In connection with
the execution of the law of separation.
TT. parish priests everywhere cele
brated mass In tha presence of unusually
large congregation, but the actions of tha
authorities were confined to noting Infrac
- tlons of the. law and oiling the priests
and vicars to appear before Justices of the
peace. ' r ,
Kverywhere legal notices have been
served for the evacuation of the eccleslaii.
tlcal residences, the seminaries, etc. Sev
ern! of theae buildings were abandoned
without further ado, but a majority of the
prelates announced that they would da
part only under duress.
In many parishes, both In Paris and the
I Interior, laymen today filed declarations
for the holding of services In the desig
nated churches during the coming year.
If thla practice Is generally followed It
.Will be a distinct victory for the govern
ment, relieving It of the possible necessity
Zvt closing the churches and throwing on
the clergy the responsibility for the dt
t continuance of public, worship. In the
meantime the cabinet Is preparing meas
ures to bo Introduced before Parliament
Result of Vatican's Action.
The net result of the uncomnronilslnz
j f ititude . assumed by the Vatican Beams
I jf K V co be that the clergy will lone Its pensions.
gt.BPO of which have been granted and
gazetted since the beginning of this year,
that all aspirant to the priesthood will
be compelled to perform military service
and that the making over of the Episcopal
mansions, rectories, seminaries, etc., by
the State department and the communes
-will occur Immediately Instead of Decem
According to well-lnformod persons, the
government Intends to respond to the at
titude taken by the Vatican by submit
ting to Parliament a proposition to settle
definitely the situation of the church In
Franc. Under .this proposal the church
will forfeit t all. benefits under the law of
19"S. but It 'is to be provided with an op
portunity to carry on public worship In
conformity to the commoji law. Church
property Is to be banded Immediately to
he civil authorities on condition that It
be reserved for worship and the positions
of cardinals and bishops, as foreign of
ficials, will be dealt with later If the gov
ernment finds It necessary to do so.
Three Churches Observe Law.
Formal charges were entered wherever
mass was celebrated except at the churches
of 0t. Jan 1'Evanglle and St. Blaise de
Charonne and Per La Chaise, whose par
ishlonersv following the example of the
first mentioned church, made the required
..application yesterday evening to hold
, services under the law of 1881. The vicar
of St. Blaise de Charonne. when Induced
, by his parishioners to take the step, said
"Whatever the consequences, I regret
nothing. I am a Frenchman above every'
Early dispatches from the department
ay that wherever row was celebrated
ohargea were drawn up and sunmonse Is
At Chalons the abbe Panaudln claimed
that the churqh bells were not rung and
that no person waa Invited to mass and
that therefore the assemblage had not the
character of a publlo meeting whereupon
be was compelled by a police officer to
inscribe bis protest upon the summons. ,
At the final meeting last night of the
dloocsaa council here It was decided that
neither the ecclesiastical residences nor
the seminaries should be abandoned, ex
eept before a show of force.
It la officially stated that the letters of
Mgr. Montagnlni. tha expelled secret
tary of the papal nunciature here, show
' that the majority of the French bishops
favored observance of the law of 18S1 and
bowed with reluctance to the papal de
area. Tha official statement adds that the
larlolablllty of the diplomatic correepon
Ojsnoe of the nunciature waa scruplouily
respected before the rupture between the
Vatican and France.
- Slaty-Mae Summonses leaned
Iforing tha day summonses were Issued.
charging Illegal assemblies. In the case of
sixty-nine churches of Parts.
The Official Journal today announced that
f only elgh
i, V while n
hty of the Cathollo cultural or
organisations formed were legal.
0i Protestant and seventy-eight
V . Jewish associations conform with the law,
7 i Many suits have been begun In oonnec
f ' tlon with endowments for masses to be
v. ... . i, ivimjmw Ul u wuu UI
' the departed.
C About fifty seminaries which refused to
comply with the terras of the law are
; During the day a number of applications
for permission to hold tvllglous meetings
' under the law of 1S81 were made at the
. prefecture of police by parishioners from
: all parts of France, Ten tuoli appiira
tlons were filed before I o'clock. Reports
" from other cities say that similar implica
tions were made.
) Huaclo at Vatican.
ROME, Dec IS. Immediately after hl
arrival - here today Mgr. Montagnlni,
the expelled secretary of the papal nuncla
ture at Paris, went to the Vatican and con
ferred with Papal Secretary of 8t ite Merry
del Val and Mgr. Delia Ctile.xa and Mgr.
Oasparri the assistant secretarlfs, nd
made them a long report or. the situstion
. In JTranoe. especially In regard to the dweu
ments selxsd at the Parts nunciature, e-v-
eral hundred of which dralt entirely with
the Franco-Vatican conflict and will 1
especially Interesting to the French govern
ment as showing. It is asterted here, the
differences of opinion among the member
of the French episcopacy. The report of
Mgr. Montagnlni will be used for a pro
test to the foreign poaers agalnt the ac-'
tlon' of the French government.
InuneOlaUly after his conference with
J)OuutLnue4 en aiecoud !'.)
REICHSTAG IS DISSOLVED
Npplfmfnlnrr Dailtfl Rejected by
'null Majority and Chancellor
End the Session.
BETtl.IN". Dec. 13. Emperor William dis
solved the Reichstag todsy and ordered I IN
new elections In convequr nee of the gov
ernment's defeat by ITS to IIS votes no
the bill authorising what the ministry co
tends Is an adequate number of troop'
end the Insurrection In irmnn flout
Africa and hold the colony ngnlns'
eurrenoe of the rebellion. The , ,?x
Socialists. Poles and one wlr. N '
radicals voted against the gov. ,
while the conservatives, national lit. nls
and moderate radicals supported the gov
ernment. The expectation that the cr-ancellor would
sneak and that It was possible the govern
ment would be defeated and the Immediate
dissolution of Parliament follow, filled the
house, both tho (1 onr and the galleries
being crowded. Seated next to the chan
cellor were Interior Minister von Foss-dowsky-Wchner,
Foreign Minister Tshlr
sky. Treasury Secretary von Stengel and
Colonial Director Pernburg. lterr Ppahn,
the clerical leader, began the discussion of
the supplementary budget, amounting to
f7.3fiO.Onf), to meet the expenses of the war
In German Southwest Africa (rejected by
the appropriations' committee December
11) by reporting on behalf of the majority
of the appropriation committee that It was
their conviction that the number of Ger
man troops In that colony could be re
duced to J.DOO men, although the govern
ment and general staff affirmed that the
present garrison, numbering 12,000, could
not be reduced below S.oon. Herr Ppahn
said he left the question with the house.
The chancellor replied that between now
and January 4, 4,0v0 men would be brought
home and later more troops would be re
called according to the military necessi
ties; but to reduce the garrisons to 2.5on
men would mean the loss of the southern
part of the colony and would greatly en
danger the central and northern parts,
while German rule In Africa would be Im
periled by a renewal of the Insurrection In
German Southwest Africa, which would
spread naturally beyond the frontier.
Continuing, the chancellor said: "If we
shrink from this last sacrifice we shall be
guilty, In my opinion, of a gTeat national
crime. I cannot believe that the houe
will arrive at such a fatal resolution which
would be equally deplorable from financial,
military, political and national points of
view. As the responsible leader of the
affairs of the empire I would not be able
to sign such a capitulation."
KING OSCAR SERIOUSLY ILL
Sovereign of flveedeat
Threatened with Heart
STOCKHOLM, Dec. IS. Considerable
alarm was occasioned today by a statement
that King Oscar Is seriously 111, that all
the royal family had assembled at the
palace and that the crown prince, Oustavus
Adolphus, had been summoned hurriedly
from Berlin. ,
It appear that Khig Oscar has been
ailing for some days. His indisposition
was not regarded as serious until Wednes
day, when he developed symptoms of heart
failure. His heart has been affected for
three years and In the fear that because
of his great age the present attack might
prove fatal, four doctors have been In at
The king slept fairly well last night and
was better this morning, but toward after
noon his condition again became alarming.
At o'clock, however, the Associated Press
learned that the king had some sleep and
that his doctors hope for a rally. The
crown prince Is expected tomorrow morn
A bulletin Issued tonight says the king's
condition is tolerably satisfactory. The ac
tion of the heart Is Improved, although the
pulse Is irregular. His temperature Is given
King Oscar will be 78 years old next
CHARGE AGAINST MISSION
Governor of Ratal Says Nearly All
Converts of Amerloan-Znla
Stations Join Rebels.
LONDON. Dec. 13. A blue book dealing
with the recent disturbances In Natal, Is
sued this morning, contains correspondence
between the Natal government and the
American Board of Foreign Missions con
cerning what the board considers "appar
ent discriminations against the American
Zulu mission In Natal"
Colonel Sir Henry Edward McCallam,
governor of Natal, comments as follows:
When I tell you thnt out of the two
large mission stations In Victoria countv.
in charge of tills American board, only one
native ure.'.cher ana three follower! re.
melned loyal to the government and that
the whole of the other congregations Joined
the rebels, I feel sure that you will realize
tnat wtuuever good work the American
Zulu missions have done In the past their
congregu tlons are now dangerous to the
CONGO CASK IN PARLIAMENT
May Art on Matter,
Not at Present.
LONDON. Dec. 13. Replying to a ques
tion In the House of Commons today as to
whether the British government proposed,
in conjunction with the United States, to
summon an International conference to dis
cuss the administration of the Congo Inde
pendent state. Foreign Secretary Grey de
clined to announce what action, If any,
the government intended to take, but he
said that the government at Washington
had expressed a desire to contribute toward
the realisation of reforms in the Congo. , "I think this country would never regret
The summoning of an International con- I anything mi much us to Irrpose such a tax.
gress, however, was not specifically men- j 1 differ with the president atrongly on the
tloned In the communication from Wash- 1 subject of the Income tax. But I am In
Ington,. a peculiar poKltlcn on the Inheritance tax,
Secretary Grey added that the announce- advocating tliat as something lika getting
ment received from the United States waa 1 11 better distribution of wealth. The sub
niot cordially welcomed by the British ! Jrtl't of wealth distribution will not down."
government. Pending the decision at which ' Mr. Carnegie said he believed that iaar
the government of Belgium may soon arrive ' much as the wealth properly belonged to
It was not necessary to say any more at community, on the death of tho pos-
shah Is I'nonasrloas.
TEHERAN, Persia. I ec. 13. The condi- ' "Our country fails In Its duty," said Mr.
tlon of the Fhah took a decided turn for ' Carnegie, "if it does not exact a share, a
the worse today. He lost consciousness at ; trenindoua share of the estate of the enor
ski early hour and is still unconscious. His mously wealthy man upon his death. The
mi J. sty's condition Is i ow regurdtd as , money belongs to the community. Do not
be ng mora critical than at any time since : mistake me. I do not advocate the making
n:s uineus uecxiue realty serious.
Maellrr President of snlaa.
BERN K, Lvc. lS.-l-ioufd Mueller,
president of the feoerat.on council.
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ation. In succession to M. U Ferrer, whose
,rm R tNtllrtJ-
Murder In Idaho.
NAM PA. li'.iit.o, Dec. 13 Thomas Bulley,
a null i perative from Vuii.l.. I nit., wj
shot In th aodoiieM and piuhaUy in.. I ,
uouinl- 1 iy (it. c IvIm In a rv rt her
early t .1 ' 1 Uo wou.au ti.ca l.ot auii
BELMONT STATES POSITION
Eead f Civic Federation fays He Was
, Misuaderstood by Reporters.
D CARNEGIE EXPRESS VIEWS
Favors Income Tax, but tlie
iitter Is Better Pleased with
Proposed Tax on In
heritances. NEW YORK, Dec 13.-August Belmont's
position as president of the National Civic
federation on the question of the "Income
and Inheritance Tax" was explained by
him at today'a seHBion of the federation's
Mr. Belmont declared his remarks of
yesterday had been misinterpreted by the
ntwapepere. "What I said yesterda," said
Mr. Belmont, "was that a wise and Just
method of taxation would be of great good;
but that spoliation was quite another mat
ter. I do not believe that men as a gen
eral proposition can accumulate large for
tunes dishonestly and Improperly. These
fortunes mostly come through large cor
porations. The stockholders hsve rights,
and that these fortunes are accumulated in
an Improper manner all over this country
and therefore must be reduced In a puni
tive spirit, was what I meant yesterday to
deny. Not that a tax on Inheritance should
not be passed, but that it should be done
from the point of view of Just and wise
taxation, and on some economic grounds."
President Belmont then introduced the
next speaker, M. E. Ingalls, chairman of
the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St.
Mr. Ingalls spoke on the subject of in
come and inheritance tax to limit large
accumulations of wealth. In speaking of
the causes which produce multl-mllllonalrea
Mr. Ingalls mentioned the tariff, railroad
rebates and granting of franchises by com
munities to public service corporations as
the principal ones. He continued In part:
Income Tax Possible.
With reference to limiting these for
tunes by an Income tax: After considering
the subject carefully, I have in the last few
years come to the conclusion that It is the
best and fairest tax that can be levi. d,
but, as a tax, like other taxes, for the sup
port of this government, not for the pur
pose of destroying property that would
be socialistic tor the purpose of muklng
wealth pay Ha shore of the burdens of the
people. They will tell you that it is a tux
dltlicult to collect, but no more than any
tax on hidden or unseen property.
I don't believe In a graduated Income
tax on thrifht and eivrgy; each man should
pay upon his Income the same proportion,
pay it as a tax for the protection of his
property. I would tax all Incomes of 11,000
or over on a fixed percentage. Under
J1.000, the Income fr,om the tux would not
be enough to pay for the cost of collection.
I believe the proper law for doing this
can be framed and be passed by congress
to stand the teat of the courts. If It will
not, then let us go to the people with a
constitutional amendment that will make
The inheritance tax has already been
taken up by the different states some of
them with a graded tax and others with
a straight tax. 1 am tn favor or me in
heritance tax as a tax for paying the ex
penses of the state like other taxes.
I would also enact legislation, either by
the national government or by the mates,
that no man should have the right to dis
pose of the bulk of his property by will,
but that when he dies It shall be divided
equally among hia feetrar aa the law directs.
I would take away from any ciOsen C
right to tie up his property in trust lor
one life, or any time. It Is simply a con
tinuance of the old law of entail under
another form, and holds these Immense
fortunes together, when, if they were di
vided equally among the heirs, they would
soon scatter and be harmless. A man's
estate should be broken up at his death
and distributed, and If the heirs are In
competent to manage the property that Is
handed down to them, then It Is better to
have the wealth distributed, and perhaps
after they have lost the inheritance they
will turn around and become useful clll
ens and produce wealth of their own.
Danacer of Hysteria,
There Is danger In the present Knd!tlon
of public opinion that we will drift Into
a hvsteria that will enact legislation that
will" seriously hurt our business and pro
duce disaster. Especially Is this true In
reference to the railways, and wo must
keep In mind that the railways constitute
the largest business force In the country.
One-fifth of all the population depend upon
them for their existence, either as em
ployes or in the business of manufacturing
and producing supplies, etc. And while we
set our face like a stone wall aualnat any
of the Illegal conditions of the past being
continued, we should give them a fair op
portunity to carry on their business In the
ruture ana tnus prevent aisiuster to me
The real menace, to my mind. Is the
Sherman anti-trust law, so-called. I hap
pen to know that the distinguished author
of this law, when It was passed, did not
think It applied to the railways and In
their conduct of their business.
There Is hardly an agreement between
employers but what In the end. under this
law. will be called a restraint of trade.
Your stock exchanges that fix prices for
commissions; your associations of different
trades that agree upon prices no matter
how reasonable those prices may be all
are violations of the law. Business cannot
lonsr survive such restrictions.
T.-ike labor unions, for instance. Do you
suppofe there Is any sane man who reads
! ,ne Sherman law, and then reads the aree-
i k ' ...,., f .,in. k,,
I what will say thHt they are agreements
, restraint of trade and everv man who
j ,.n.,eH them Is subject to fine and Imprison
i ment? And vet who will not concede th it
labor unionw are beneficial; that properlv
conducted they are of great assistance to
the worklngman to better his condition and
increase Ills wages?
Are you willing to take the risk of a law
like thla? Nobody desires It; nobody
Wtr.lam D. Guthrie, a lawyer who led tha
fight In the local courts agalnet the In
come tax, on constitutional grounds, was
the next speaker. He held that there must,
under American Institutions, be equality
(arur(le for Inheritance Tax.
Andrew Carnegie, who followed Mr. Guth
rie, said that he was In hearty accord with
"I think an income tax would penetrate
i business to the core,
said Mr. Carnegie.
: ecssor the latter snouid acquire a great
portion of the wealth, having had a large
part 10 do with its development.
1 of a man a pauper or the pauperizing of
! his children; but It Is not the millionaire
j v.ho made the wealth. He did not make the
. ore or the coal, or the gold that he dug
.. the around. The Mont.mu ......
. mlne 0ner d,d not make his wealth. It
In the abstract to the people, woo
use it and who produce the use which
makes It valuable.
"1 e.m with the president, th-rn, to tax
! heavily by graduated taxation every man
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who uic tii...... linn ims millions,
lor 1 think that excessive wealth left w
. a ch.u u agu,, w u U4. ,
MRS. BRADLEY HELD BY JURY
Inqneat In Case of Former Senator
Brown Takes Place In
WASHINGTON, Dee. 13 An Inquest was
held today to determine the c.ttse of death
of former Senator Brown of Utah. Mrs.
Bradley, who was present, seemed to try
to conceal her fries from observers.
J'.Keplilne Kldwell, the rr.aid who heard
th shooting, said she summoned Manager
Taity of the hotel and accompanied him to
the room, where Senator Brown was found
lying on the floor wounded and Mrs. Prad
ley standing near. The revolver wse on
the dresser. Mr. Talty corroborated the
maid's testimony and added that Senator
Brown, pointing at Mrs. Bradjey, said:
"That woman shot me." The statement,
Mr. Tally said, was made In response to
his Inquiry of Brown whether he had at
Talty notified tie police and Mn Brown
was taken to the Emergency hospital and
Mrs. Bradley turned over to the officers.
Detective Burllngame testified that Mrs.
Bradley told him at the station house that
she fired the shot. "She told me that she
was tho mother of two of Brown's children
and of his refusal to marry her," said the
detective. "She rehearsed the facts of her
connection with Brown."
Dr. White, superintendent of the Emer
gency hospital, snld that at one time during
his Illness Brown said he did not Intend
to prosecute Mrs. Bradley in the event of
After further evidence of a corroborative
nature the Jury returned the following
"Arthur O. Brown came to his death
December 13, 1901, at the Emergency hos
pital, from a gunshot wound In the blad
der. Said gunshot wound was caused by
a pistol fired by Anna M. Bradley. We
hold said Mrs. Anna M. Bradley for the
action of the grand Jury."
When the verdict was read Mrs. Bradley
collapsed, and for a time was in a serious
condition. As soon as she was able to
make the trip she was removed to Jail.
Throughout the inquest Mrs. Bradley had
been composed and apparently unconcerned.
It Is probable that an Indictment will
be voted against Mrs. Bradley In a few
days by the grand Jury which Is now In
session. In view of the fact that the cal
endar of the criminal court is filled uo
to April 1, It Is, prcbable that she will
remain In Jail for some time, unless her
attorneys arrange to have her case ad
vanced. The body of former Senator Brown will
tomorrow afternoon be sent to Salt Lake
City, where the funeral and interment will
take place. His aon. Max, and daughter,
Alice, and Mrs. Annie C. Adams will ac
company the body.
OMAHA STUDENTS SUSPENDED
Foar Boys from Nebraska det Into1
Trouble at Mo reran Park
CHICAGO, Dec. IS. (Special Telegram.)
Morgan Park Military select boys' school.
In the suburbs of Chicago, la In a ferment
over an alleged consplrerr among students.
ior jwrncipaiinir in wnjrsj tweniy-tnree stu
dentj have been suspended for longer or
shorter periods. , Letters and telegrams
from parents In various parts of the United
States pounced In upon Principal Johnston
today as 'a result of the faculty's action.
A few letters expressed approbation of the
school's action, but the greater part were
urgent demands for detailed explanation
of the wholesale removal. Meanwhile two
thirds of the dismissed boys have left for
homo. It Is believed the majority will be
taken back at the opening of the school
term In January. Officials of the school
refused to give a list of those suspended,
but It was learned that several Nebraska
boys are Included, being Lane Summers,
Hubert Owen and Edward O'Brien of
Omaha and M. L. Gray of Columbus, Neb.
"We don't want to he ptaced In the atti
tude of President Rocsevelt toward negro
troops," said Principal Johnson. "No one
was asked to tell on any one else. We
asked the culprits to own up and hoped
they would, but they didn't, and this seems
to be tha only practicable method of reme
dying the condition, which has been grow
ing worse ever since the opening of the
BRAZIL DESIRES GERMANS
No Exemption by Imperial Govern
ment for Men Who Go to
WASHINGTON. Dec. 14. A recent gov
ernment report has revived the question
whether Germany actually was aiding In
the establishment of Its subjects In Braxll.
The publication was made on tho authority
of representatives of American business In
terests, who alleged that Germany was
offering special exemption from military
service to all those who go to Rio Grande
The German embassy took the matter
up with the home government, but the
reply received did not confirm the state
ments. It was said that no exemptions of
the kind referred to had been made and
that the Immigration to Brazil from Ger
many of late years had been very small,
only 330 having gone there In 1905 and a
considerably less number during the pres
That Brasll, however, looks upon the
German settlers us being most desirable
from every point of view was made evi
dent today, when Ambassador Nabuco de
clared that his country wanted more of
them. "I hope," he said, "a million or more
of them will emigrate there. They have
done good work in Brazil and I trust Etu
peror William will grant the exemptions
from military service referred to In order to
encourage that kind of Immigration to my
BARROWS SUCCEEDS HIMSELF
Surveyor of Port Named by President,
as Is South Omaha Post
master. WASHINGTON, Deo. 12.-Th president
sent to the senate the following nomina
tions: Members Mississippi River CorrfmUslon
Lieutenant Colonel W. T. Russell, corps of
engineers; Major James G. Warren, corps
Colonel, Retired, to Be Brigadier General,
Retired James E. Macklin.
Colonel, Active List, to Be Brigadier,
Retired Cc lonel Gtorge P. Borden, Twenty-fourth
United .-mn District Attorney, Southern
District of Tex. Lock Mclh.nlel f Texas.
1'irat Jui1k . the Circuit I oi.rt of the
Kirsi Circuit. iawii John T. Deboit of
Murveyor of the yort of Omaha Benjamin
11. lIurrow.H. Nebitiskci.
Colonel MiMne 4'oips. Be Briwad'er
G. ii' ral on Retire'. List - Robert L Meade.
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PADDOCK FOR POSTMASTER
President Fprinea Fnrpriie in 'amine
Fonth Omaba Official,
KENNEDY HAD SELECTED ANOTHER MAN
Consrressnian Starts to Find Out How
It Happened and Finds the Trail
Lends to Panl Morton, Old
Friend of Appointee.
(From a Staff Correspondent.
WASHINGTON. Dec. ll-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The nomination of O. K. Paddock
to be postmaster at South Omaha gave
Congressman Kennedy one of the biggest
surprises experienced during his congres
sional career. As a matter of fact It Jostled
the congressman severely, and It may be
some time before he recovers his usual
suave manner. Having been Informed by
Senator MIHnrd that Paddock's name had
gone to the senate today. Mr. Kennedy
started on a tour of Investigation with
blood In his eye. His first call was on the
Qrst assistant postmaster general, who hap
pened to be out of town. His cbief clerk,
however. Informed Mr. Kennedy that the
papers In the South Omaha case had gone
to the White House. He did not see the
postmaster general on account of his being
temporarily away from the building. Post-
nas, Mr- Kennedy started for the White
House to ascertain If possible the whys and
wherefores In changing the name he, Mr.
Kennedy, had recommended at the request
of the rostofflce department. The presi
dent was at luncheon and Secretary Loeb
Informed Mr. Kenndy that he had no
knowledge of the case, the general practice
of the president being to initial all noml
na'tlons coming up from the Postoffice de
partment for his endorsement and nomi
nation. To say t.he least, the action taken by the
president today is most unusual, and Con
gressman Kennedy proposes to probe to the
bottom the reasons which led to the sub
stitution of one name for another.
.Invited to Make Recommendation.
November 16 First Assistant Postmaster
General Hltehcock wrote Congressman
Kennedy calling upon him to make a rec
ommendation for postmaster at South
Omaha to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Frederick J. Etter. On November
to Mr. Kennedy, writing from Omaha, In
formed Mr. Hitchcock that he would rec
ommend a suitable person for appointment
within a week or so If that would be satis
factory. Immediately after this letter was sent
Mr. Kennedy informed the people of South
Omaha that he had been called upon , to
make a recommendation for postmaster
and he would hear them so far as they de
sired to be heard on the selection. Dele
gations called on Mr. Kennedy from day to
day and the claims of the various candi
dates were set forth with their endorse
ments. After considering fully tfie claim
of the various applicants, Mr. Kennedy se
lected Edward L. How, who had been
for two terms city - treasurer of South
Omaha, and on December 6 he wrote tho
first assistant postmaster general recom
mending Mr-' Howe, as requested In the
department's letter of November 1. On
DecefWbef" 10 Mr. Hitchcock acknowledged
receipt of Mr. Kennedy's letter containing
Howe's recommendation, but gave no In
timation that any other name waa beng
considered. Having made his recommenda
tion, Mr. Kennedy dismissed the South
Omaha postmastershlp from his mind, be
lieving that In due time Mr. Howe s nam
would be sent to the senate. His sur
prise today may be Imagined when lie
learned that another man, who was hardly
considered for the position, had been nom
inated by the president
Panl Morton Flarnres.
During the month of November Mr. Pad
dock wrote Mr. Kennedy that he would
like to have the place, but asked the con- j
greseman to frankly state what his chances i
were. To this letter the congressman re-
piled that he naturally would pick a post- j
master from among those who had been
active workers In the party, but that he
would bo glad to consider any recommenda
tions filed with him. It appears that Mr.
Paddock has an old friend in Paul Morton,
who wrote him that If the president called
upon him for advice as to the South Omaha
postmastership he would be glad to do
what he could for him. On December T
Mr. Kennedy wrote Mr. Paddock stating
that ha had recommended Mr. Howe, and
expressing the hope that the selection
would be reasonably satisfactory to the
people of South Omaha. Mr. Paddock re
plied to this letter and said he thought
Mr. Howe would fill the place very ac
ceptably and that Mr. Howe was his choice
over all others.
Tomorrow Mr. Kennedy will see the pres
ident and the postmaster general, and In
the meantime he will ask the senators not
to permit a confirmation of Mr. Paddock
until he knows all the facts in the case.
Mr. Kennedy feels that the selection of
Mr. Howe would have been satisfactory to
the people of South Omaha; that he was
clean and capable, and he resents the turn
ing down of Mr. Howe In the manner In
which It has been done, without even so
much as an Intimation being given Mm
that any other name was under considera
tion. Klnkaxld Asks Advice.
Congressman Klnljald does not propose
to commit himself on the Judicial division
bill for the South Platte until he ascer
tains the wishes of the Bar association
of the Sixth district. If such a thing bo
possible. To this end he has written le'fra
to Judges 18 ul, Hostctler. Grimes and
Hanna. calling ipon them for suggestions
aa to the Judicial divisions in the Slth
district and the place where court ahull
be held. The letter Is as follows:
Notwithstanding the opposition existing
Jn the western part of our' state to the
passnge of the bill of Senator Burkett for
a new federil Judicial district In Nebraska,
the Plate to be divided into two districts on
the line, of the l'latte river, as a general
proposition, the altitude of our delegation
toward the bill is auch that It Is bound
to pass, two senators and four lepresen
tatives In the eastern part of the state
standing f"r It. The mwt that can be ac
cor l i'shed by Congreasman Norris and my
self .presenting the west end. Is to se
Ci.r provision for the holding of court
ut diflerent points In the western part. In
divisions lo be created, making It a posi
tive requirement mat all cases arising in
tho respective dlvlakin. civil and criminal,
be required to be tried therein, with Jui i. e,
ff-A d and petit, to be dnwn therefrom.
The area of our Sixth tongresaioiia I dis
trict belr.g so large, with railways running
aa they do, I find myself very' much In
need of advice. esecially as to the south
part of the district, as to the formation
of one or more divisions and the place or
places for holding court; mo that I am
v riling yiuiseif, together wltji Judges
Paul. Hxtetler and Grimes, as district
Judges of the south part of tho district,
to sak you for your assistance in this re
spect. I shall esteem it a personal favor
If yol and Judve. Paul will arrange it
to somehow get the roiiwrnm r-f the mem
bers of the bar of your Judicial district,
i i d I shall rmike the -ime rtiiuast of the
other two Judns, and thereafter I hhould
h; much pleased for you f'aur Judnes f
find It convenient to meet, consult and
reach a conclusion and adviae me thereof
(Continued on Second Page.)
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
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FLINT TELLS OF SALTON SEA
Senator Says River Most Be Curbed
or Towns Will Be
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.-6cnittor Flint
of California talked with the president
today about the break In the Colorado river,
which has resulted In such a disastrous
flood In the Imperial valley, California.
When ho asked that proper representation
be made to Mexico with a view to securing
financial redress for those persons whose
property had been Injured, the president
told him that the State department had
a'ready addressed a note on the subject to
the Mexican government, but that thus far
no reply bid been received. The senator
said that unless some steps were taken
within sixty days it would be Impossible
ever to do anything, for the Imperial val
ley Would be filled up and the towns of
Imperial, Brawley and Heber would be
wiped off the map. "
IMPERIAL, Cal., Dec. 13. Representa
tives of the Southern Pucillc Railway com
pany were In conference today with a
large assemblage of the people of the Im
perial valley, and submitted a proposition
to the effect that the Interests of tho val
ley subscribe U.OOO.ouO, contingent upon the
successful controlling of the Colorado river,
the railroad company agreeing to carry on
the work at an estimated expense of
$i50i),00a The proposition was received en
thusiastically by the people and with little
doubt will be consummated. In the mean
time preliminary work on tho closure Is
AUDITING RED CROSS REPORTS
Committee Arranges for Army officers
to Do the Work In San
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. IS.-At the re
quest of the executive committee of the
San Francisco Relief corporation, the Am
erican National Red Cross has agreed, as
a matter of convenience, to expert all ac
counts and vouchers In this city instead of
at Washington. The work will be done by
Colonel L. G. Langson, U. 8. A., and Wil
liam A. Kent, who already have arrlvod
here. The Relief corporation also asked
the National Red Cross to have these cx
perts pass upon not only the Red Cross
vouchers proper, but all vouchers of the
corporation. Secretary Taft, president of
the National Red Cross, has Just consented
to this. So when the report of the experts
Is made It will be complete and will cover
all transaction of the Relief corporation.
CLIFFORD HOOE SENTENCED
Nesrro Convicted of Perjury In Cos'
aectloa with Ilartje Case Given
PITTSBURG, Dec. 13 Clifford Hooe. the
coachmarl convicted of perjury In connec
tlon with a deposition made in the Hartja
trial, was refused a new trial today and
sentenced to pay a fine of (SO and the
erst of the court trial and to hrprlsonment
fur six years. Hooe was taken to the
Augustus Hartle. the llbellant In the dl
vorce case, sold that he was not surfy-lsed
at the sentence. Mrs. Mary Bcott mrrtjo,
against Hooe, made the sensational state
ments and said that It was but Just that
her false accuser should suffer.
INVESTIGATION FOR POLLARD
Nebraska Congressman Haa Matter of
Salary Referred to Judiciary
WASHINGTON. Dec. 13 The house to
day. on request of Representative Pollard
of Nebraska, adopted a resolution directing
the Judiciary committee to Investigate the
legal questions Involved In the much crltl
clsed payment of a sum of money to Mr,
Pollard for the peKod between Marw'i 4
1905. and July 18, 1905. at which time Mr
Pollard was elected to the Fifty-ninth
congress to succeed E. J. Burkett, who was
elected to the senate.
PATRICK'S APPEAL DISMISSED
lotted States Supreme Court Acts oa
Susurration of Convicted
W'ABHINiJTU.N, uec. 13. i ne case o
Albert T. Patrick, convicted of the murdo
of William Marsh Rice, and now unde
sentence of death, against the state of
New York, was dismissed In the supreme
court of the United States on the motion
of his own counsel.
It is understood that the court took this
action In order to clear the way for Gov
ernor Hlggins of New York to commute
Patrick's sentence to life Imprisonment.
EWHT-HOUR DAY GOES FOR ALL
Hamestake Mlalna; Company and
Employes Reach an Agree
ment. LEAD, S. D.. Dec. 13. (Special Telegram.)
At the conference held lost evening be
tween Superintendent Grler of the Home
stake Mining company and the committee
from the Central City and Lead Miners'
unions the eight-hour day was extended
to Include everyone working for the Home
SCHMITZ INDICTMENTS STAND
Court Refuses to Quash Bills Re
turned Aa-alnst Mayor of
BAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13. Mayor
Schmitx and Abraham Ruef met with a
temporary defeat today In the hearing be
fore Judge Dunne when a motion made by
their attorneys to quash Indictments found
agalnrt them by the grand Jury was denied.
BISHOP M'CABE IS BETTER
Condition of' Methodist Prelate la
Hospital Reported to Be
NEW YORK, Dec. 13. The condition of
Bishop McCabe of tiie Methodist Episcopal
church, who is In the New York hospital
suffering from a stroke of sp.,'lexy, aas
reported to be lisul!y improved today.
LETTER TELLS TALE
IfTessaee of T. M. Huatincton ConiecU
Him with BartlrU and Eiobarda,
BIG POINT SCORED BY GOVERNMENT
In Thia Net) Gordon Van faji He ii
Acting for Defendant.
PROSECUTION EXPtCTS TO REST TODAY
Only Two or Ihies Vore Witnowea t
Examine Before Concluding.
DEFENSE HAS SURPRISE TO SPRING
ase Has Lasted Twenty-One Daya
and Sltty-rlve Men and
women Have tilven
Abstract of Title. Capital. tino.fOO.
Surplus I'-oilts. I1rt.no
Branch Offices. Rushvllle. Neb., and Hay
MAVERICK LOAN AND TRUST CO.
Thomas M. Huntington, President.
Fred lloyt. First ice Prrsltb nt.
J. K. Held, Second Vice President.
Charles P. Hrc es.co, Secretary-Treasurer.
GORDON. Neb.. Aug. 4. 1WH. Mr. 1. D.
Hull, Woodbine, In. Dear Sir: There were
wo men who came out with tne nrst sev
ntcen who did not have their certificate
of discharge. They uro Lewis K. Gates
and Wushinut'ii J. luvis. We cannot
make settlement for these two until we as-
ert.uu their terms of service. ihey un
doubtedly know how long they were In
ne army, and I wish you would ascertain
his fact from each of them and write me
" return mull.
'J :.i-! Is for a settlement with Comstock,
tnu wo do not care for a certified copy
F their diwhurae or any nailer al all.
We just want to know how long they
were in the army.
we have made settlement for fifteen
u o have not got ulats yet from the land
office, but hope when we receive them
business will pick up.
uo not fall to send this information Dy
return mall. Very respectfully yours.
(Signed.) THOMAS M. HUNTINGTON.
This letter to an old soldier entryman
waa submitted in evidence by the govern
ment yesterday In the big land trial before
Judge Milliner of the federal court and
constituted the distinctive feature of th
day's proceedings, serving as It does, th
purpose of the prosecution, undertaken at
the outset, to establish a firm connection
of Thomas M. Huntington with the Bart-
let; Rlchsrds-W. G. Comstock movement.
Tho defense vehemently protested against
the admission of tho letter as evidence,
but was overruled by the court.
(iavernmrnt Rests Today.
The government has only two or three
witnesses yet to examine and expects to
rest Its case this morning or afternoon' at
most. It was stated yesterday the de
fense would spring a surprise In pn sentlng
few witnesses. Yesterday murked the
twenty-first day of the trial. Sixty-five
witnesses and 80 exhibits have bacn ex
amined. The trial has not been devoid of humor
ous Incidents. One developed In the closing
testimony, of tha witneas,,. IJk.F.Qulp. an
old soidler from the Mllford home. He
was being questioned by Mr. Rush relative
to his second trip to his claim In Feb
ruary, 1905. Mr. Rush asked him:
Did you see anything on the. land on
this second trip?"
Witness Yes, sir.
Mr. Rush Well, Mr. Curp, now tell tho
Jury what you saw on the land.
Witness Six Inches of snow.
Mr. Rush Anything else?
Witness Nothing but my filing.
No Thoawht of Residence.
John 8. Dukes of the Masonic home at
Plattsmouth was recalled Thursday morn
ing for cross-examination. The witness
said In reply to a query by Mr. Hall:
"I saw a sort of a house on what they
told me was my claim, but I did not say
In my direct examination that ,1 .uulocked
the door of the house with a (Ley, bej .
the door was already open, alid I did uot
go Into the house at all. There waa no
stove or bed, nor anything else In the
house. I did not think there waa any
thing wrong in getting help to get a home
stead up there. Rut my health waa too
poor for me ever to think of living on the
Charles 1L Payne, a aoldler llvlhs at tha
Mllford home, suld:
"I saw Mr. Todd at Mllford and asked
him myself about HUng on land, as 1 under
stood ho was In the business. Ha said. It
was all right and I went with a party to
Gordon and made a filing. It was my In
tention to live on tho land when It became
mine. But 1 never did live on it, nor did I
make any improvements on it."
John 11. Thresher, a merchant of Platta
nvc'Uth and an old soldier, testified to hav
ing been visited b Ami H. Todd, who pio
posed to him ko tile on land. "1 told him I
would do so und if he could run across a
good piece of land to locate It for me. I
wenl up to Ellsworth with Todd and Judge
Chapman of Plattsmouth and made the
tiling. Our expenses were all paid. The
papers were made out In Jutne son's offioe
Excepts to Chapman's Name.
Mr. Hall I object to the witness bringing
In the name of Judge Chapman unless the
rrovcrnmenl Intends to summon Judge
Chapman us a witness In thin fuse.
Mr. RjsIi I don't kiuw whether we will
Mr. Hill Thin I cx.'fpt to any reference
lo Judge Chapman
"We went buck to Ellsworth a tecon
time," continued the witness, "In April,
IU"6. JuilK1- Chapman went with me this
time. We drove out to the land we had
til-d upon, which was some miles north of
the Hpudo. ranch house. We stayed out
there a couple, of days hunting, though I
was on the land only about hair an hour.
We aid all our bills on this trip. It was
my intention at this time to go onto the
land nrd make a home there. After return
ing to I'lattsmouth I wrote to Jameson
aim ut proving up and I received a letter
fiom him In which ho suld that If I ex
pected to prove up I would havtt to move
my family up there. However, I did not
remove my family there nor have I ever
inade'any Improvements on the land."
In his crosx-exumlnation the witness said:
"When 1 first went up to see the land It
was In gcKl faith. 1 would n t have en
tered the land at all had I not Intended
to piove up on It. But afterward I saw
that It would be Impossible for me to make
a living on the land und so hae not been
to It since."
Mr. Hull: Did Mr. Chapman take up lund
Just as you did?
Witness: 'its, sir.
Mr. Hall: This Mr. Chapman is Judge
Cliupman, a former Judge of the district
court of tids state. Is he not?
Witness: Yes, sir.
In his re-ircct examination the wttnes
"i intended to tak mf (uuU uj Itaar
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