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TAFT ON NEGRO TROOPS
Secretarj af If ar Anwar EesolmtioM of
Inquiry leads by Senate.
COMPLAINANTS' ALLEGATION GROTESQUE
Riant of President to Discharge
Troops Wlthoal Honor Is Main,
talned In Rrport of the
WASHINGTON. Dec. 19.-Tn reporting to
the president on the several senate resolu
tion! of Inonlry on the Brownsville affair
Secretary 'IT t enters Into an exhaustive
discussion of the 1 iw and the evidence In
the case. He quotes the authority for the
president's action, and with regard to the
new evidence presented says he has ex
amined It with care and that he does not
And anything contained In It which should
lend to a different conclusion of fact from
that already stated In his annual report.
"The affidavits." says he, "contain in sub
stance the same denials of complicity or
knowledge by the enlisted men that were
made to the Inspecting officers, together
with evidence Intended to show that there
was an opportunity for persons not In the
battalion to " disguise themselves in the
cast-off uniforms of the enlisted men
and to secure empty cartridge shells and
throw them on the streets of the town."
The suggestion, he declares. Is so gro
teque In Its Improbability and absurdity
as hardly to call for discussion or com
ment. After stating that It is not the practice
of the Inspector general. In making Investi
gations Into question of fact, to set out all
the evidence In sworn affidavits or deposi
tions. Bccretary Taft quotes from the
fourth article of war, which he slates con
tains the statutory declaration In respect
to the discharge of soldiers.
The regulations adopted by the president
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in carrying out this statutory provision, as
well as excerpts from various decision ut
the Judge advocate general of the army
bearing on discharges without honor, also
are quoted, the secretary adding:
From the citations above given it fol
lows that one enlisting in the army is an
vised, first, that the president has the
right at will to terminate the contract of
enlistment; second, that when the contract
of enlistment Is terminated at will the
prcsidunt may properly show on the dis
charge service which has been rendered
has not been such as to warrant re-enlistment
and therefore Is not to be regarded
as honest and faithful, permitting re
enlistment under the statute.
In answer to the contention which the
secretary says has been put forth that the
president had no power to make the, order
of discharge, because If he has he may dis
band the army," It is argued that there Is
a clear distinction between disbanding a
company, a battalion or a regiment and
the discbarge of certain of its members.
In the case of the men of the Twenty-fifth
infantry the secretary said the order named
the persons who were discharged and did
not embrace all members of three com
panies, and that immediately upon the dis
charge of the men an order was issued fill
ing up tho three ' companies by transfer
from the other companies of the regiment
"so that the services of the companies are
continued Id the army."
One fuse Cited.
Secretary Taft Instances a case where
tome men In the Fourth cavalry "resorted
to passion and violence by the killing of
one of their number, lynched the person
charged with the crime." In that case he
says the Judge advocate maintained that
there was no evidence to fix the responsi
bility for the act and that the secretary of
war, strictly speaking, had no authority
to disband the companies Involved as such.
He held further that "he may Indeed dis
charge all the men of such companies, en
listing others in their stead, but this would
be treating innocent and guilty alike and
the discharge would be, In law, 'honorable'
and In the case of the guilty would be a
premium upon crime."
It is stated, since the decision referred
to, the practice has been put In force by
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regulation of Issuing discharges without
honor in which there can be no re-enlistment
without executive permission.
In concluding, however. Secretary Taft
declares that "there Is nothing in this prece
dent which, in the slightest degree, affects
the legality of the present order, for the
principle upon which the decision rests
recognlxes fully the complete power of the
president to discharge every member of
Forslur Offers Resolution.
The question' whether the senate should
make an Independent investigation of the
Brownsville raid was raised in the senate
by Senator ' Foraker today Immediately
after the reading of the president's mes
sage. He offered, a resolution authorizing
the committee on military affairs to make
such investigation if deemed necessary after
consideration of the testimony transmitted
by the president.
Mr. Foraker's motion was Interpreted by
Senator Lodge as a peremptory direction
to the committee on military affairs to pro
ceed immediately with an investigation. To
this the Massachusetts senator made ob
jection, but disclaiming such purpose. Sen
ator Foraker reduced the proposition to
writing, as follows:
Resolved, That if the committee on mili
tary affairs deems It necessary In connec
tion with the consideration of the mes
sage of the president In regard to the
resolutions numbers 180 and 101 to take
further testimony to establish all the facts
connected with the discharge of members
of Companies B, C and D, Twenty-rlfth
infantry, that it be and hereby Is authorized
to send for persons and papers, to admlnls
.er oaths and report thereon by bill or
"To that resolution I have no objection
at ail," remarked Senator Lodge.
Referring to the documents submitted
by the president, Mr. Foraker remarked:
"There are statements here under oath,
many of them not under oath, all referred
to as 'testimony.' In the proper sense of
the word this is not testimony at all."
Upon objection by Mr. Clay the resolu
tion went over until tomorrow.
The pension calendar was cleared by the
passage of more than 200 private pension
At the suggestion of Senator Lodge, Pres
ident Roosevelt's Panama message will be
reprinted for the senate In "normal spell
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LONDON. Dec. 19. The newest American
peeress is Ilermlone, daughter of the late
R W. H. Schenley of Pittsburg, Pa., who
was married in London this afternoon to
Lord Ellenborough, a retired commodore of
the royal navy. The bride wore a robe of
white velvet draped with old lace and a
white velvet toque. The bridegroom, who
had long been regarded as a confirmed
batchelor, participated In naval operations
in the Baltic so long ago as the Russian war
BEAVER CITY. Neb., Dec l.-8peclal
Telegram.) The marriage of C. 8. Halght
and Miss Annie Bachelor was celebrated
this evening at the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs. M. A. Bachelder. The groom
Is chief dispatcher of tha Northwestern, at
Kaukauna, Wis., and the bride Is one of
Furnas county's most popular young
women. They leave tonight for their Wis
Mlsa Grace M. Boaselman and Charles H.
Deats of the Wells. Fargo Express com
pany were married Monday evening by
Judge Eastman at his residence. Mr. and
Mrs. Deats will reside at Ul Charles Street.
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STANDARD TAKES IN DUMMY
Eepublio Oil Company at Alleged Com
pother Loses Its Usefulness.
NEW JERSEY CONCERN TAKES BUSINESS
President of Company Testifies thai
Action Is Result of Dis
closures of Missouri
NEW YORK. Dec. 19. Testifying today in
the suit brought by the Btate of Missouri
against the Standard Oil company, the
Waters-Pierce Oil company and the Repub
lic Oil company to stop them from doing
business In Missouri, C. L. Nichols, presi
dent of the Republic Oil company, declared
that as a result of the disclosures made In
the proceedings, the usefulness of the Re
public OH company as a supposed com
petitor of the Standard Oil had ended. The
entire business of the company outside of
Missouri would also have been turned over,
he added, had It not been for injunctions
which prevented such action.
Three witnesses were examined toduy at
the continuation of the hearing which was
begun yesterday. Besides Mr. Nichols.
Walter C. Teagle of the export department
of thfe Standard Oil company, who was on
the stand yesterday, and William "8. Meyer
of Baltimore, formerly manager at St.
Louis of the Republic Oil company, gave
The hearing was adjourned until tomor
row. Walter-Teaa-Ie Cross-Examtned.
Cross-examination of Walter Teagle of
the export department of the Standard Oil
company, which was begun yesterday at
the hearing in the suit Instituted by the
state of Missouri against the Standard Oil
company, the Waters-Pierce Oil company
and the Republic OH company, was resumed
When the hearing was adjourned yester
day Mr. Teagle was telling of the organiza
tion of the Republic Oil company, which,
It is claimed by the state, is a Standard
Oil concern. Today he was asked what
was the price paid for the Srhofleld-Schur-mer
& Teagle company's property, which
went. It is claimed, toward forming the
Republic OH company. He replied that he
did not know what price wan paid nor
did he know that there was any contract
for the sale. He was one of the stock
holders in the Republic Oil company, but
he did not pay for the stock he merely
An attempt by Attorney General Hadley
of Missouri, the cross-examiner, to learn
the exact position Teagle held with the
Republic OH company was not successful.
The witness replied to many auestions In
this connection that he could not remem
ber. Nor could he remember what salary
he received from the Republic Oil company
further than -that he thought it a fairly
good salary. He went into the export de
partment of the Standard OH company be
cause by so doing he got a better position.
The position was offered him by J. A. Mof
ftt of the Standard Oil comiany, but
whether he wan employed by the Standard
Oil company of New York or the Standard
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he told his agents to bo sure to represent
that the Republic Oil company was an In
dependent concern, inasmuch as the inde
pendent companies were claiming that the
Rr-publlc company was not an independent
oncern. Circular letters were sent to the
fade similar In tenor.
Teagle derl r d that during his tenure
of office In the Republic office he had never
held communication with the Waters-Pierce
Teagle was followed on the witness stand
by C. L. Nichols, president of the Republic
SPORTS OF A BAY.
MlltPHY PLAIVS GREAT PLAKT
Intends to Spend Forty Thousand Dol
lars on Park.
President Murphy of the Chicago Na
tionals has sid he Intends to elect a
Hu.OmO plant at ills park In Chicago. It is
to be as near fireproof as possible. He
does not expect to get 11 in readings for
the coming season, but for lid. Murphy
Is going to lay a good foundation while the
money lusts and he expects to keep piling
up the revenue, too.
San Francisco will have a base ball park,
with a modern grand stand and a ttujn
of real players In lw7. The announcement
was made last week by Jack Gleason after
a conference with J. Cal Ewing, who is
heavily interebled in the ball club.
"We have several offers for sites," said
Gleason, "and they are under considera
tion. Rest ash ind that we will have a
good park in the city and, furthermore,
that we will shake up the team and give
San Francisco some live base ball. Wo
realize that the fans are entitled to consid
eration and we are willing to spend our
money to that end. Kid MolUer Is th-;
only player signed its yet, but the balance
of the men are under reserve, and we will
announce our teu tatt. We have not
decided upon a cuptam for the 1W7 bull
If the rumor of Hans Wagner leaving
Pittsburg turns out to be true It will be a
sad day for the Pirates. Barney Dreyfuss
(was ak"d recently if there was any truth
In the story of his Intention to bell the
uig outctiinan and he replied: "Ho you
think I Intend to go out of the base ball
business In Pittsburg?" In base ball, .-is
In other business, there are some things
that even a manager can't with impunity,
do. Hans Wagner draws the crowds to
the Pittsburg park. Mt 111 the rumor says
Wagner himself says he won't play there
again if Fred Clarke Is left In control and
Clarke Is In control. But other men hnve
changed their minds and. b- sides, maybe
Hans didn t say it. Hut pause, gentle
reader, and reflect suppose the Chicago
Nationals did gel Wagner! Would he count?
Charles Irwin, the old Red thre?-sacker.
has strurk it rich, according to Juke Beck
ley. Irwin was for years on third for the
He. is, and was succeeded !y Harry Stein
feldt. According to Juke, CTarley Invested
some of his savings in a gold mine out
west some yesrs ago, and as time went
along the mine did not seem to pun out
well. But lately pay dirt was struck, and
Irwin sold his interest for tw,040. It is
4ld that Irwin will quit base bull now.
He has been playing in the Pacific Coast
league the last two or three seasons.
As a sign of the times It Is to be noted
that no less than three Americans are in
public print, with letters detailing their
experience on wheels 'road. Two of them
have planned a tour around the world, while
the thud is Ju.t now writing in how
England looks from the top of a bicycle.
However, this last writer Is noncommittal,
and may deiid-! to glrdl the glot before
returning. A fourth rider. Karl kron,
should be mentioned In the same conr.eoti, n.
Not satlsfled with having gone around the
world, and wlih uio miles of ruling al
ready to his credit, he was pedaling through
Pennsylvania last wtek, attracting the
umial amount of attention with his hli,h
wheel and white costume.
The Postoffloe department has made an
important piecedenl by granting permis.
aiua to two Indian rural curlers to Ulluif
and Jan. 1
notor cycles in their work. It is claimed,
md has been demonstrated In some parlb
f the country, that with motorcycles the
lellverles can be made In half a flay, over
outes that are now requiring a 'full day
.ith a horse and cart. Automobiles of a
unabout type are ulready In use In some
sections, but it is claimed that Indiana
ill see the first motor cycles on rural
routes. It Is planned to make two deliveries
daily, whre only one is made now.
Two younsters who are putting in
strenuous licks this week are Kids Camp
bell and Sherman, who are to box for six
rounds at Osthoff's hall on North Sixteenth
street Friday evening. No fight this winter
had awuketted the Interest as was being
shown in the Jensen-Campbell bout, but
when Jensen broke his arm a couple of
weeks ago a substitute had to be provided
and the managers of the North Omaha
Athletic club wer fortunate in securing
Kid Sherman of Winnipeg as a substitute.
Shei ian has been making a hit with the
wise ones since his anival in Omaha and
the advance sale of seats Indicates a large
JKFFRIES MAY FIGHT AGAIN
Pna-lllst Willing; to Meet Tommy
Barns for Parse of fSO,(MM.
NEW YORK. Dec. 19. In a signed state
ment published tonight, "Tex" Rlckard.
who managed the light at Ooldllelii be
tween (Jans and Nelson, says he has of
fered Jeffries $.v.noo to jneet Jack Johnson,
the heavyweight, at Qoldlleld. Rlckard
says he has assurance from Jeffries that
he will enter the ring again for a purse of
I.o ANGELES. Dec. 19 Discussing a
proposition today as to whether he would
onsent to re-enter the ring if a sufficiently
large purse was offered, James J. Jeffries
nld that he would agree to fight Tomrnv
Burns If a SM.uuo purse was provided. He
would not, he said, make a match with
Jack Johnson, the colored pugilist, for any
Jeffries Mill Referee.
TON'OPAH, New. Dec. 19 It has been
decided that James J. Jeffries shall referee
the Gans-Herman fight. The nrtictes of
agreement gave the Casino Athletic club
the right of selection If the principals can-
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not agree. Jeffries was offered $1,000 und
expenses to referee, and accepted.
WITH THE UOWl.F.ltS.
On the Metropolitan alleys last night the
old reliable Falstnffs, as usual, took nil
three games from the O'Brien Monte
Crlstos. Every man on the Falstnff tenm
had on his bowling clothes, nnd they eer.
talnly did tbe name of Fulstaff proud.
La Vlgne got a poor start, but he cer
tainly did come back strong In the next
three games. lie was high on totals, with
617. also high on single, with 2K1. Invy of
the M.i ite Crlstos tried hard to pull his
team to victory, but It was a useless tusk.
Tonight the Colts against the El Caudlllos.
1st. 2d. 3d. Tot.
Clark l:il la liso
Fngerberg 1 IX M 1HJ 4'3
Doll ?'i7 117 14H n
O'Brien 1st lis 171 5'"0
Parmelee .H 119 191 4:3
730 7b9 l,4
Totals 30 907 1,004
Athletic 1 nlon Election.
IOWA CITY, la., Deo. 19. (Special Tele
gram.) Eight men participated In the an
nual election of the Athletic union und
four were elected to ofllces for the ensuing
year as follows: I'resldent, Irving Hast
ings of Silencer: vice president. A. M.
Hazard of Iowa City: secretary, Moby Mil
ler of Sioux City; treasurer, P. W. Smlih
of Waterloo. A committee was appointed
to revise the constitution to popularize the
Magoffin to Captain Michigan.
ANN ARBOR, Mich.. Dec. 19 - Paul Pni.
ker Magoffin of Washington, D. I., whi
has been playing halfback, was tonight
elected captain of the I rilverslty of Mich
igan foot ball team of 1907.
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