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The Omaha Daily ' Bee
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 173.
OMAIIA, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1907-TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
MEW YORK TO' JAPAN
jTarriman Csmmunitj of Intertit Extendi
Half Way Around ths Glsbs.
STEAMSHIPS AND RAILROADS COMBINED
Southern Pacific Owni Paciflo Vail aid
Line from lew York te Hew Orleans.
UNION PACIFIC CONTROLS SAN PEDRO ROAD
Rock Iiland and TJaion Faoiflo CirUe
Control of Chioaco & Alton.
HOLDING t OF STOCKS IN OTHER ROADS
Union, Pmclfle PirehHci Millions of
' Illinois Central, Santa Fe, B. at O.
and St. Paal Stock Oat of
ilEW YORK, Jan. 4. Modern methods of
combining; and consolidating" mammoth rail
way systems and extending the principle
of community of Interest were Investigated
here today at great length by the Inter
state Commerce commission, which began
an Inquiry Into the so-called "Harrlman
tinea" The commission goes next week to
Chicago. Several other cities may be vis
fted before all the desired testimony is In
the -hand of the government representa
tives, whoso object is to determine whether
any of the railroads of the country are
consolidated or combined In restraint of
' Counsel for the Union Paclfle company
announced that President Harrlman would
be unable to appear before the commission
for ten days or more on account of Ill
health fallowing an operation.
He said that Mr. Harrlman could testify
at his own house If the commission de
sired. He urged, however, that the taking
of Mr. Harrlman's testimony be postponed.
Mr. Harrlman was excused from attend
ance at this time.
At today's hearing It was brought out
and admttted that the Union Pad no Rail
road company, tho Southern Paclfle com'
pany, the Oregon Short Line and the Ore
gon Kail road and Navigation company are
practically under the same administration.
Mr. Harriman appearing as president of
each company, with only slight variations
In the lists of other offlcera
It was further shown that the Southern
Paclflo company owns the Paclflo Mall
Steamship company; that the Southern Pa
cific and Union Paclfle together hold a
majority of the Occidental as Oriental
steamship company; and that the Harrlman
. Interests own the Portland & Orient Steam
ship company. It was said the Occidental
is In liquidation, but It still operates two
steamers. On the Atlantic ocean It was
shown that the Southern Paclflo owns the
Una of steamers ' running; between New
York and New Orleans, formerly known as
the Morgan line.
Control of (an Pedro.
! ' '.The Union Pacific, by means of an agree
ment signed by Mr. Harriman and Benator
William A. Clark, has, a traffic arrangement
. .with the San' Pedro, Los Angelea Salt
P Lake ' railway lasting ninety-nine . years.
This agreement was entered Into In 1901 and
by Its terms the Ban Pedro cannot raise
or lower Its rates without the consent of
the Southern Pacific.
The Union Paclflo exercised Joint control
with the Rock Island over the Chicago A
Alton railroad. The agreement Is that the
Union Paclflo shall hare charge of the road
one year and the Rock Island the next.
11 This agreement, entered Into by Mr. Harrl
man and W. B. Leeds, extends for a period
of ten years from 1804.
The Union Paclfle owns 128,123.100 worth
of stock, or ZS.6I per cent of the capitalisa
tion of the Illinois Central railroad.
The Union Paclflo also owns 1S.08Z.S0O
Worth of stock of the St. Joseph Grand
Island railroad, which Is 17.17 per cent of
- The Oregon Short Uni owns $39,540,100
worth of stock la the Baltimore c Ohio
railroad, this being 18.62 per cent of the
Of Chicago, Milwaukee St Paul stock
the Oregon Short Line owns 13,690,000 worth,
or 1.43 per cent. The company also owns
12,(72.000, or J.68 per cent, of the stock of
the Chicago Northwestern; 110,000,000 of
the preferred stock of the Atchison, To
peka at Santa Fe, being 4.28 per cent, and
U4.saG.746, or 1M per cent of the capital
stock of the Now York Central Hudson
Of these holdings by the Harrlman com
panies, the stocks of the Illinois Central,
Baltimore Ohio, New York Central. Chi'
jm cago 4t Northwestern, Chicago, Milwaukee
ft IK. raui. jLUUMon, -iopeaa Banla re
and 8C Joseph Grand Island, aggregating
in value UM.28,74C, have all been bought
since July L 1908.
" Beaa at with Ea.rwtwgpa.
: "Where did the money some froraT"
asked members ef the commission.
la reply It was stated that the Union
raclfle showed last July e surplus of
$14,000,000, ' The Oregon Short Una declared
a dividend of CO per cent on Its stock
held by the Union Paclflo and also eontrib
uted out of Its general assets to the pur
After placing in evidenos as to the own-
'' ershlp of the so-called "Harrlman lines,'
counsel for the Interstate Commerce com
mission then had Alexander Millar, eecre-
. tary of the Harrlman company, read frpm
the minutes of many Union Paclflo execu
tive committee meetings in which it was
shown that Mr. Harrlman reported various
' things he had done and the committee
simply voted to ratify and confirm his ac
tions. It was also shown that Mr. Harri
man was given authority U borrow money
for the Union Paclflo company without
restriction. . ,
There was read from the minutes
t eopy of Mr. Harrlman's letter to George
J. Gould acknowledging Mr. Gould's letter
in which the Utter told Mr. Harriman he
had determined to support the construc
tion of the Western Paclflo railway. Mr.
Harrlman told Mr. Oould he would decline
to qualify as a dlrsofer of the Rio Orande
Western, as be did npt wish to be in any
way responsible for the attitude of that
company toward the Western Paclfle.
. "The era of prusporlty through which ws
are now psitig," a rots Mr. Harriman to
Mr. Oould. ''has bcn marked by less con'
structloa of sumpeUtive and non-producing
lines of transportation than anything else.
but there has been great expenditure in
providing for improvements and additional
facilities to the already existing Unas,
, thereby better conserving the interests of
i?hs public and the shareholders as well.
' f For myself, I shall regret the loss of your
. advice, which I have valued In our affairs,
as well as the personal pleasure of having
you Included la them."
Counsel placed before the commission by
Continued, an fieoaaa faga
SUMMARY OF HIE DEE
Satarday, Jeaaary B. lftOT. '
' THI WBATKCBi
FORECAST FOR NEBRASKA In
creasing cloudiness Saturday; rain or
mow In west portion; colder In northwest
portion. 8undtv snow and colder.
FORECAST FOR IOWA Fair Saturday
and warmer In east portion. Sunday,
probably snow and colder. .
Temperaturs at Omaha yesterday
ft a. m.
C a. m.
8 a. m.
10 a. m.
11 a. m.
1 p. m
1 p. m
Investigation of Harrlman system de
velops fact that It controls many railway
and steamship lines and owns stock in
others. Page 1.
Heavy rains do much damage U prop
erty In many portions of the east and
south. Fage a.
Officers of land offices are prdered to re
move all Illegal fences found on public
domain after April 1. rags 11.
President Roosevelt suggests that con
gress consider law authorising lease of
grazing lands under proper restrictions.
Congressman -Kennedy puts In some
gopd work for Improvement of the Mis
souri river. Pegs X.
Former State Treasurer Mortensen
turns over $7,640,021.18 to his successor
and receives receipt therefor. Page 3,
Principal interest in legislature now
centers on makeup of committees, but
members of both bodies are unable to as
certain where they will land. Page 1.
8. K. Harkness of Alma shot and in
stantly killed in quarrel with tenant
whom he sought to eject. Page 3.
Senator Dietrich replies to allegations
of Colonel John 8. Moaby and says they
are Inspired by political enemies, among
whom he lists Joe Bartley, W. 8. Summers
and Senator Millard. Page 1.
Nicholas Ruleau, an educated Indian,
testifying in Mod I sett land trial, denies
signature to document purporting to be a
lease for land entered on. Page 1.
Filings in land office in Wyoming In
dicate much contemplated construction by
the Burlington road In that state. Page. 7.
Failure of Robert Cowell to be sworn
In as railway commissioner may deprive
him of right to office. Page T.
City council has a serious time making
the available funds satisfy the needs of
the various city departments. Pags 5.
Plenty of green things on the market
and prices are rapidly coming down.
oomroxx s&urra ajtd iowa.
Promoters of central bridge of the Mis
souri river have not abandoned hope of
securing a charter from congress.
Governor Cummins announces he com
muted death sentence of Busse because
of doubts whether he had a fair trial.
Dun's Review of Trade shows unusually
small stocks of holiday goods unsold and
nearly all factories working to capacity.
KOTXStZHTI Or OOZAX SjTXArR7rS
.. Perugia. Nauatrla,
Imp. of BrlUla...
TRIAL OF ARMY OFFICERS
Major Penrose and Captain Mack.Ha
Mast Appear Before Conrt-Mnr-tlal
LAWTON, Okla.. Jan. 4. Major Charles
Taylor, In charge of the Thirteenth cav
airy, stationed at Fort Bill, today re
cetved official notice from General Mo
Caaker. commanding the Department of
Texas, that the general court martial,
which is to try Major Penrose and Captain
Edgar B. Macklln of the Twenty-fifth In
fantry, will convene at Fort Sam Houston
February 4. The date of the trial was de
laved by the assault on Captain Macklln
at Fort Reno on the night of December 21
by an unknr.wn man, supposed to be one
of the negroes of the discharged company,
The specific charge which the two officers
must face is that of "conduct to ths pre
judice of good order and discipline In fall
ing to exercise due diligence in preventing
rioting at Brownsville, Texas, last August.
Ths trial was to have begun today.
WILLIAMSON JJROPPED OUT
Boas Committee af Convicted Oregon
Congressman Goes to Repre
sentative from California.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. In the house to
day the speaker announced the appoint
ment of Representative Eoglebrtgbt or
California to a place on the committee of
mines and mining In place of Mr. William.
son of Oregon, who was elected a member
of the Fifty-ninth congress, but who has
never attended any of Its sessions. -. He
called the attention of the. house to the
fact that Mr. Williamson had failed to
qualify, and he thought It the correct prac
tice to displace one member for another.
Mr. Williamson was indicted and con
vlcted in the land fraud prosecutions Instl
tuted by the government In Oregon.
He appealed from the Judgment of the
trial court and is now awaiting the aotlon
of the appellate court He has not ap
peared since his election in 1804.
MYERS CASE T0BE APPEALED
Attorneys for Mtssoarl Woman Denied
Writ of Ha hens Corpas
KANSAS CITY, Jan. A This afternoon
tho attorneys of Mrs. Aggie Myers said
they would on Monday next file an appeal
to the United States supreme court from
the decision of Judge Philips, who this
morning refused to grant a writ of habeas
It is their intention to get the appeal
In so late that ths United Btates supreme
court cannot act on It earlier than nine
months or at Us next term.
eothera Employee Ask Raise.
ATLANTA. Oa., Jan. 4. The conductors.
swttrhmeu. brakemen and trainmen of the
Southern railaay have ent representatives
to Washington to cunsul with the orticals
of that road lor the purpose of securlMS
Inortmae of waatus. All divisions will
rirented. it is stated that a 10 per oen
liK.rw.se atll be aaked for. The Increased
Lcvet of living is glve M rsavma fur a,-
f-- Sj afeUsAsaUMfaa
RED MAN DENIES SIGNATURE
Carlisle - School Graduate 6!tm
Teitiraony in Land Caie.
SAY? t.0NE ELSE SIGNED
Ja ? " ager Rales Ae4s ef Congress
j t Rales ef Interior Depart
f at Constitute the Law la
- the O
.olas Ruleau, an educated Sioux In
. rom the Pine Ridge agency, was the
6f the Indian witnesses to testify In
Modlsett land case. He gave a little
pl to the monotonous evidence given
by other witnesses by emphatically deny-
ng that he had signed any contract with
the Modisetts or anyone else as a grastng
lease. When shown such a document he
That is my name all right, but I did
not sign It It Is my signature, but I did
not write it The only papers that I
Igned were long papers. No lease was
ever mentioned to ma The only other
papers that I signed were the application
for an entry and the affidavit, and another
paper I afterward signed at the agency
to relinquish my land In Nebraska. This
relinquishment was signed by me on Sep
tember t, 1S04. I 'remember the day be
cause It was beef Issue day at the agency.
made my filing at Rushvllle at the sug
gestion of W. C. 8 moot on July 26 of that
same year. .He told me that the Modlsutts
wanted to get men to file on land' In Ne
braska for 121. I went to Rushvllle with
ten or a dosen other Indians that day
and made the filing. I told the district
clerk. Miss Stewart, that I didn't under
stand the papers I was to sign, but she
didn't pay any attention to ma After
signing the filing paper I only signed
one I was handed 25 by Frank Going,
who received the money from one of the
Modisetts, I believe."
Such was the testimony brought out on
the cross-examination of this witness Fri
Modisetts to Improve land.'
Friday afternoon's hearing opened with
Frank B. Mclntyre still on ths stand. He
testified he was chief clerk at the Pine
Ridge Indian agency and that he was so
licited to make a filing for the Modisetts
by H. C. Dale at his office at the agency,
but that Dale was the principal spokesman.
Mr. Dale wanted me to make the filing
and that the Modisetts would make 'the
necessary improvements on the land for
the use of the grass for five years and they
would pay all expenses of filing. I went to
1 ill . , . k. .1 1 1 . I . V.
other parties from the agency. We were
given to understand . that persons In the
government employ would not have to live
on the land. I made the filing. I did not
sign any lease. The only talk about a lease
was the one had at my office at the agency.
did not see ths land (before filing but I
did visit It that fall. The land was a mile
or so from the Modlsett ranch house, and
there was a small 10x12 house .on It I
think there was a table in the house and a
bunk. I made no Improvements on the land
myself. I did. not give my address -as at
Rushvflle, as appears in the papers, but as
at Pine Ridge agency. I did not authorise
anyone to give my address as at Rushvllle."
No Attempt to Deceive Officer.
In his cross examination ths witness said:
"There was no talk about turning the land
over to the Modisetts after I had proved up.
We only talked a little at Pine Ridge about
the use of the land for grass for the Im
provements. ' I had no Intention of deceiv
ing any officer of the government In mak
ing my filing. I would not have made the
filing had not the filing expenses and im
provements been provided for by some one
else. Nothing was said about planting
trees on the land as a part of the Im
provements." Adrian M. Layman, a stenographer at the
Pine Ridge agency testified similarly to the
Charles A. Nash, station agent at Rush
vllle, testified that he had been solicited by
Dale to make a filing and did so. He did
not execute a grass lease.
'Dale Informed me," he said, "that resi
dence on the land was not necessary. After
making my filing 1 went out to the land
and found It was located about three miles
from the Modlsett ranchhouse. There was
a fairly good house, though small on the
land. Inside of the house was a stove,
bunk with hay on It, some keresene, a ta
ble and a couple of barrels of chips for
fuel. I had never been there before. I
stayed there about half an hour at this
time. The house was a pretty good one,
about 12x14 in alse. I went out a second
time and stayed there all night and part
of the next day and took with me some
bedding and victuals. I went out again
about six months afterwards, but stayed
that night at the ranchhouse. though I v1s
Ited the land. I never went out there
again. I entered Into no agreement to sell
the land te the Modisetts or anyone else.
Solicited to File, bnt Refnsed.
Melvtn Baxter, blaoksmlth at the Pine
Ridge agency, testified to having been
llclted to make a filing by Dale and one of
the Modisetts, and that he went to Rush-
vllle with a party for that purpose, but de
ctdad after he got to Rushvllle that he
would not do so, and did not
Nicholas Ruleau. a Sioux Indian, who
spent ten years at the Indian school at
Carlisle, Pa., said In his direct examination
'I have never received an allotment of
land under the United States laws. I was
solicited by Mr. Bmoot to make a filing for
the Modisetts in Nebraska. He said they
would give me 12B for doing so. I said
if I did not lose my right by so doing I
would maks ths filing. He said thst would
be all right. Bmoot told me that I would
not have to live on the land, and so I
went down to Rushvllle and filed with sev
eral other Indiana After we signed the
filing papers we got onr money. Mr. Modi
sett handed ths money to Frank Going, and
Oolng handed the 13 to me. I never went
onto the land at all. I made the filing July
20, 1904. at RushvUle. I did not know where
the land was."
Denies Slgnntnro ta Iaae.
Rulsau was then shown a paper alleged
to be a lease by Mr. Qurley, but while he
said his name was signed to It, he did not
write the name nor did he ever see the
paper. The lease was a small paper about
eight Inches in length, but Ruleau Insisted
that the only papers that he signed were
The last witness of the afternoon was
Frank Oolng, a mixed Mood Ogalalla Sioux
Indian from the Pine Ridge agency. Ha
testified that he had not received any allot
ment of land as an Indian. He bad been
solicited by Mr. Bmoot to make the filing
for the Modisetts at the agency la July,
lt4. with other Indians, with tho under
standing that they were to receive K each
for filing, and that after filing they had re
ceived the money.
' "Mr. Modlsett," be said, "gave me some
of the money to hand to other Indians and
4PnUaue4 en Booead V4
NEBRASKA MEMBERS FLOAT IN
Kannody Pats In Seme Warlc for
River Improvements While)
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 4.-(8peclal
Telegram.) Three of the six Nebraska
members of the lower house were on the
floor today. Congressmen Norrls, Hlnshaw
Congressman Hlnshaw spent the Christ
mas vacation with his wife visiting old
friends In Indiana. Mr. Kennedy arrived
from the west this morning, having made
good use of his time on the train from
Chicago to Washington in presenting to
Representative Davidson of Wisconsin the
necessity for the improvement of the Mis
souri river at and near Omaha. Mr. David
son Is chairman of the subcommittee on.
rivers and harbors, having that part of
the river in charge for local improvement
Representative Martin of South Dakota
reached Washington this morning and was
on ths floor when the speaker's gavel fell
convening the house. While Mr. Martin
refused to talk for publication. It was in
ferred that the opposition to Benator
Gamble is leaving no atone unturned to
bring about his defeat. Numberless candi
dates are being brought out by the anti
Gamble forces and the newspapers are gen
erally reported as lining up for the stal
warts, as the anti-Gamble crowd are de
nominated. However, from other sources
It is learned that Senator Gamble la en
tirely satisfied with the conditions and he
believes confidently In his election.
In response to a resolution of the house
of representatives adopted last December,
calling upon the se6retary of the interior
for a full report regarding all public lands
withdrawn from entry since July 1, IKS,
the following was received by Speaker
Cannon today: '
The withdrawal of lands supposed to
contain workable veins of coal which were
made during the year ended July 1, 1SW8,
were. In Wyoming, 13,085,3)0 acres. There
were also withdrawn from public entry W,
440 acres of public land in Wyoming on ac
count of reclamation projects, and 618,7.6
acres of the public domain in Wyoming was
Segregated for forestry purposes. '
The body of Brlgadlsr General John
Walker Barriger, U. S. A., retired, who
died at Asbury Park, N. J., December 21,
were Interred yesterday at Arlington cem
etery with full military honors befitting his
Edward F. Duffy has been appointed
postmaster at Flagler, Marion county, la.,
vice A. J. Booth, resigmid.
Rural carriers appointed: Iowa Melrose,
Route 4, William E. Packs, carrier; James
A. Ward, substitute. New Virginia, Route 8,
John H. Fullmer, carrier; Harold Felton,
substitute. South Dakota Mitchell, Route
1, Theodore Osborn, carrier; Angle Osborn,
substitute. Parker, Route 7, Howard Dex
ter, carrier; Charles Dexter, substitute.
Master Signal Electrician Karl W. Blnk
ley. Fort Omaha, will be sent to San Fran
cisco for duty In the office of the chief
signal officer of the Department of Cali
WILSON IS VISITING PEORIA
Secretary of Asrrlcultaro Takes Evi
dence on Blending of Spirits
for BverngV' '.'
PFWRTA, Jan. -4. James Wilson, secre
tary of agriculture, and party from Wash
ington, consisting of Dr. J. W. Wiley, spec
ial chemist and Attorney W. O. P. Mc
Cabe, arrived in Peoria early this morning
to hear the pleas of the local Independent
distillers on rulings by the agricultural de
partment relating to the pure food law and
bottled In bond whiskeys.
After a short stay at the National hotel
the party was met by Peter Casey of the
Corning Company and taken over the city
to the distillery district where they were
Joined by other of the local distillers.
The visit of the national officers has to
do with the lessening of the rigidity of the
ruling of the Agricultural department on
the new law and the arguments that the
local distillers have set .up to the effect
that certain brands that have for a long
time gone by certain names which did not
designate exactly the contents and the pro
cess of msking. be allowed to continue In
Up to the present time there has been a
variance of opinion between the Depart
ment of Agriculture and the distillers.
Secretary Wilson Intimated that Peoria In
dustries would not suffer. This Is taken to
mean that the clause "like spirits" will be
more liberally construed and that rather
than holding that spirits must be four
years of age before being recognised as
whisky, the government will permit the
mixing with aged goods of a proper test
with new and purely rectified spirits.
LABOR NEEDED IN 'FRISCO
Promotion Committee lays Hod Car.
. rlers Are la Greater Demand
BAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 4. The labor
situation In San Francisco is rapidly sa
sumlng normal conditions, according to In'
vestlgatlons made by the California Pro
motion committee. There Is still great de
mand for ordinary laborers, not only In
San Francisco, but also throughout the
entire state, this being especially notice
able in railroad construction. Hod-carriers
are badly needed in Ban Francisco, but the
demand for bricklayers and carpenters is
slackening considerable and contractors
say they have no trouble In getting
all they need Just at present. A
renewal of the demand is expected about
the middle of March. Cement workers are
needed as are structural iron workers.
lathers and plasterers. Material for build'
lng Is In good supply and no trouble !s
being experienced in this line. Construc
tion work is now going on in fifty steel and
frame buildings ranging from five to six
teen stories in height within six blocks
of Union square, which was the center of
the retail district before the fire.
The demand for clerical and office help
la constant and increasing as Is also that
of household help and San Francisco alone
can give employment to hundreds in thess
FATAL WRECK IN OREGON
Englneor of Portland Expreea Killed
and Fireman Missing After
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 4. A special to
the Oregonian from Comstock, Ore., says
that the northbound Portland express, the
fast passenger train on ths Southern rail
way between Ban Francisco and Portland,
was wrecked about T o'clock last night two
milee north of that ploca. Engineer Week
land was killed and Fireman Long is miss
ing. The passengers were uninjured.
The accident occurred on a recently filled
trestle, which had been undermined by the
torrential rains of tho last few days. The
track has sunk behind the train so that it
can not be moved la either direction and It
la now pare hod oa a ahaif e too, sleep
grafts si tbe aaanon,
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DIETRICH IN II1S DEFENSE
Former Senator Denial Allegation Had
hj John & Wosby.
DID NOT DEFEND OR AID CATTLEMEN
Attack In State Jenrnal Inspired by
Friends of Joe Hartley and
Enemies of D. E.
HASTINGS, Neb., Jan. 4. (Special.)
Former Senator Dietrich this morning made
the following statement relative to the
charges by Colonel John 8. Mosby of the
federal service that Mr. Dietrich aided the
cattle men in Illegally fencing and main
taining fences on government lands In Ne
braska: "My attention has been called to the
following interview with Colonel Mosby,
which appeared, under Washington date. In
the Lincoln Journal January 1, 1907:
"Colonel Mosby, who headed the guerilla
forces In the south during the war of the
rebellion and who now holds an appoint
ment by President Roosevelt ss a special
agent for the Department of Justice, is vig
orous in nis denunciation ol senator Mil
lard and former Benator Dietrich.
" 'These senators.' said Colonel Mosby.
'aided the cattle barons In Illegally fencing
and maintaining fences on the public do
main in Nebraska. When I was sent to
Nebraska a few years ago by President
Roosevelt to order down Illegal enclosures
both Senators Millard snd Dietrich labored
hard to have men recalled to Washington
and permit the fences to stand. Faillna to
block my way through their efforts at the
wnite Mouse, they sought me personally. I
Senator Dietrich went so far as to wire ,
me to come to Hastings, where he would
"talk to me on matters that he could not
put in a letter."
" 'Besides these influences at work to
thwart the duties outlined for me to per
form were the allied interests of the cat
tle men packers, commission merchants
and banking institutions of Omaha and
other interests throughout the state.
" 'Even some of the cattle men among
them Comstock and Richards, who were
convicted the other day threatened my
life If I didn't leave the state. ,
" 'I scorned the threats on my life and
defied them. I am afraid of no man or set
of men snd never was, as my record In the
war will show.
" 'I was not slow In telling the fence vio
lators I would soon have them all In prison
If I was not called off by the president.
But the chief executive Is not the sort of
a man to be bluffed by any interests or in
dividuals who want to take the law in
their own hands and defy Justice.
" 'So much opposition was there to my
proceeding against the cattle men that I
received word from the Department of Jus
tice to tho effect that if my orders were
not respected I would be furnished with a
regiment of regular troops to carry them
out. If necessary.
There Is no doubt In mv mind that
both Millard and Dietrich defended the
cattle barons for no other reason than to
protect their own banking Interests, which
were then, and are probably still, largely
supported by the cattle men
Dietrich Denounces Charges.
"I have been the victim of many Infamous
charges made by enemies which have been
absolutely false. Just as the above charges
made by Colonel Mosby are. As to the
above charge concerning Senator Millard
and myself, I answer for myself only, and
not for Senator Millard, as I do not know
what his relations are ' or have been with
the cattleman. ' It Colonel"' Mosby stated
that X ever mMed or encouraged any in
dividual firm or corporation to Illegally ko
quire title to, or enclose any part of the
public domain, he is an Infamous liar.
"Second, If it Is true that Colonel Mosby
stated that any person, firm or corporation
who has illegally- enclosed publlo lands, or
any of the cattlemen who have been In
dicted, ever owed any money to the bank
of which I was president ever were or in
any way obligated to the bank or myself,
personally, directly or Indirectly, hs stated
that which is absolutely false.
"The onty semblance of truth In his al
leged statement which applies to any act
of mine, and which he trlee to misconstrue.
was that by request of the cattlemen I
arranged a meeting for them with President
Roosevelt and Secretary Hitchcock of the
Interior department. I believe that meet
ing was held early in the year of 1903 at
the White House. The result of that meet
ing was that the cattlemen gave their
word of honor to the president and Secre
tary Hitchcock that all of their Illegal
fences would be removed on or before the
time set, which I believe was to be July L
1S04. The cattlemen, as well as myself,
left that meeting satisfied that no further
action would be taken by the government
until after the time agreed upon.
Sorry for Cattlemen.
"For more than fifteen years the statutes
had been violated by the cattlemen and
condoned by the government and the presi
dent, Secretary Hitchcock and myself sym
pathised with the predicament of the cat
tlemen, and knew that they would sustain
an enormous loss and inhuman treatment
of the' live stock unless they had a reason
able time to remove their fences and make
preparations for a change of conditions,
and had the cattlemen lived up to their
promises made at that time, none of them
would now stand Indicted nor convicted.
No man has condsmned those same men,
slther publicly or privately, more severely
than I myself.
"Colonel Mosby's statement that I wished
to have a cor'irence with him is true,
and had such a conference been held I
would have explained to him In confidence
the understanding which had been had be
tween the president Secrstary Hitchcock,
the cattlemen and myself, and nothing
more, and his attempt by inuendoes that
I had any Intention of doing anything con
trary ' to what has been above stated Is
false, wicked and unmanly.
Challenges UU Dntraetara.
"In conclusion, I wish hero and now to
state, and I challenge any person or persona
for proof to the contrary, that every act
of mine as a publlo servant both as
governor of this state, and aa United
States senator, has been as honest
snd honorable. snd as free from
any wrongful influences or motives as has
been the acts and career of President
Roosevelt that Colonel Mosby and my
enemies commend so highly and in whom
ths people Justly have such confidence. I
have been the victim of such scoundrels
aa Joseph S. Bartley, the defaulting state
treasurer whom I refused to pardon, and
his bosom friend, W. B. Summers, ex
United States district attorney, who was
afterwards Instrumental In securing his
pardon from my successor; Leopold Hahn,
the ss-saloon kseper whom I dsposed as
postmaster at Hastings, who were aided
by Senator Millard and the bitter enemies
of V. IB. Thompson, In order to destroy my
Ulflaence snd to punish me because I wo aid
not do their bidding.
"Now, having made a frank dental as
to charges against myself and Colonel
Mosby, I shall expect Colonel Mosby, If
hs be a brave and honorable man, to give
to the publio substantial proof of hie
chsrges concerning myself, er publicly
apologise for having made them. I am
sorry that I bar not the raoord to strike
terror to my enemies, as Colonel Mosby
rfrs to in his eta lament ef klntmlf, but
nevertheless, I again brand his charges as
infamona baa. exut (9 fag m I bare e
DAKOTA LEGISLATORS ON DECK
Charges Against Senator Gamble Owly
Thin in the Wny of His
PIERRE, 8. D., Jan. 4.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) The first of the members of the
new session are gathering, among them be
ing J. H. Carroll of Klngsbnry and M. J.
Phenney of Clay, candidates for the speak
ership. The Black Hills delegation has
brought along a candidate for the position
of chief clerk of the house In J. H. Peter
son, a young man from Lawrence county,
end will fight ftr him on the ground that
their section of the state Is entitled to
one of the best places In one of the houses,
and the clerkship Is about what they want.
The name of L. A. Munson of Clark Is
being mentioned as a candidate for the posi
tion of secretary of the senate, which wilt
make a three-cornered fight for that place.
Among those so far on the ground the
sentiment appears to be that If Gamble
Is able to make a satisfactory explanation
of the charges against him the convention
Instructions should hold, but If his explana
tion Is not satisfactory they feel that the
Instructions should have little weight. The
larger body of the members Is expected to
arrive on the trains of tomorrow.
FRUIT JOBBERS ADJOURN
E. B. Branch of Omaha Is Re-elected
Secretary and Next Meeting
Goes to Chicago.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 4. The third
annual convention of the Western Fruit
Jobbers' association closed here today after
electing officers and deciding to hold the
next annual convention In Chicago In Jan
uary, 1908. The following x officers were
President. H. M. Jones, Bloux Falls, 8.
D. ; first vice president, W. L Wagner,
Chicago; second vice president, T. D. Tur
ner, Oklahoma City; third vice president,
J. W. Howard. Denver: treasurer. Rose A.
Gamble, Minneapolis; secretary, E. B.
The convention today adopted resolutions
which made stringent charges against the
alleged practice of the railroads In discrim
inating In favor of the packers against fruit
Jobbers and against the alleged practice of
the express companies In marketing fruit
and other products In competition with the
A traffic bureau Is to be organised by the
executive committee before the next con.
ventlon meets and the asaoclatlo nadopted
a resolution favoring representation on the
Interstate Commerce commission. ,
TWO VIEWS . OF DEMURRAGE
Forty Associations of Shippers Wnnt
Reciprocal Lsvr, While Railway
Presidents Oppose It.
CHICAGO, .Jan. 4. Railroad presidents
today made a personal appeal to the Chi
cago Commercial association to aid in a
friendly attempt to improve existing trans
portation conditions and relieve the present
car shortage. Arrangements were made
for a meeting next Monday between the ex
ecutive committee of the association and
the railroad men to discuss the arguments
which the railroads havs presented to show
that a reciprocal demurrage law would be
unfair to the railroads snd a "positive Injury
tii the shippers.
While these negotiations were being made
a convention of shippers representing forty
associations in twenty states here, declared
for reciprocal, demurrage by adopting a
resolution declaring that congress should
pass a federal law Indorsing and making It
the duty of the Interstate Commerce com
mission ts make proper rules for reciprocal
BANQUET FOR GOVERNOR-ELECT
Friends of Coe I. Crawford Meet at
Hnroa to Do Htm Honor Before
Ho Leaves Private Life.
HURON. S. D., Jan. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) Friends of Governor-elect Craw
ford to the number of 100 or more gave a
banquet In his honor a the Kent hotel
this evening. Several brilliant speeches
were made and toaats offered. Amang them
was Father Desmond, who spoke of Coe I.
Crawford as a cltlxen. Major J. A. Pickler
of Faulkton responded to "The South Da
kota Insurgent Republicans of 1904," fol
lowed by O. 8. Basford of Redfleld with
"What We Stand For." Hon. E. C.'Erick
son of Elk Point responded to "Governor
Coe I. Crawford and What His Election
Means." Then came a voice from Illinois
by Hon. Joseph E. Paden of Chicago. Sena
tor Gamble, Congressman-elect Hall and
others followed. Governor Crawford cloning
with a brilliant speech. Dr. C. B. Altord of
Huron was master of ceremonies.
LOS ANGELES WITHOUT FUEL
Cold Snap Causes Considerable BnSer
lng at the City ef the
LOS ANGELES, Cat., Jan. 4. Los
Angeles Is suffering from the worst fuel
famine in the history of the city. In the
face of an unusually cold spell of weather
for this climate, which has continued since
New Year's day, the gas, wood and coal
supply of the city hss become practically
exhausted. Investigation among the princi
pal wood and coal dealers today disclosed
the fact that there are less than twenty
Ave tons of coal for sale in the city. Wood
is equally scarce. The price of coal ranges
from 111 to $16 per ton, and wood is held
at $1( to H7 per cord, with none to be had
even at these prices.
BLIZZARD WOULD MEAN DEATH
Great Northern I sing Every Effort to
Get Coal to North Dakota,
MINNEAPOLIS, kins., Jan. l-On ao
count of ths fuel famine mach suffering
resulted from the cold wave is North Da
kota, according to reports received here to
night Many farmers were forced to aban
don their homes and take their families to
hotels In the various towns.
Great Northern freight ofoclale declare
they arc using every effort te get coal te
the needy communities. They admit that a
bllssard now would mean death to snany
persons in tbs state.
The weather bureau expects an abatement
of the severe coM speg by tomorrow.
HCDGMAN F0R PRESIDENT
Nebraska State Vwlverelty President
Bleated Head ef MaeAleeter Col
lege at St. PaeJ. Mia.
ST. PAUL Jan. 4,-Prof. T. M. Hodg
son of Nebraska 6 lata university has been
chosen to succeed Dr. James Wallace as
I presides, et Ms) AJlesUr ooUvgs,
ANXIOUS SEAT FULL
Iftmben ef Hons and Benatt Bniy Guest
lie en ths Committee Makiups.
NETTLETON GIVES OUT PLEASANT SMILES
Whit He Inteidi to De in Matter of
iuitrimanta Kpt to fiimielt
PROPOSES TO FILL , IT ALL AT . ONCE
Conclti Delegation Without a Head ta
lorambls for Flaooa.
SENATORS ALSO KEPT IN THE DARK
Chairman Banndera of Committee en
Committees Says Nothing Will Be
Done In the Matter Before
(From a Staff Correspondent),
LINCOLN, Jan. 4. (Special). Interest rn
legislative affairs is now centered In the
make up of the committees of the two
houses. Speaker Nettleton selects the com
mittees In the lower branch, while In the
senate a committee has been chosen for
this work. Mr. Nettleton ts being besieged
from all sides and all the pressure possible
Is being brought to bear to get certain
parties In the principal places. Ned Brown
of Lincoln has been endorsed for chairman
of the committee on ways and means, and
It Is said he would be very acceptable to
the university people. Harrison of Otoe
has been, sugarssted as a member of this
committee and there Is a likelihood he will
secure a place on this or on the committee
on university and normal schools. Inas
much as Mr, Harrison has some very pro
nounced Ideas of the way the university la
being managed, his friends are endorsing
him for a position on this committee, if not
the chairmanship. Just where the Douglas
delegation Is going to land In the matter of
committee appointments Is unknown at this
time. A member of the delegation last
night criticised Dodge to some extant for
leaving town without having filed the del
egation preferences with the speaker. In
asmuch as Dodge made the light for speaker
it was naturally presumed he would, in
a way. take the lead in matters affecting
the delegation, this representative said, but
his own business demanded his attention
snd he has been in Omaha since the first
day. Tucker, who is chairman of the dele
gation, has also been gone for a day or two
and the delegation has been practically
without a head. '
Speaker Nettleton will give out neither
by word of mouth, sign or twinkle of the
eyelids who hs has decided on for com
mittee plsces. "I am at work -on the
makeup of the committees," he said, "and
when the work is done I will report the
same to the house. I cannot do this before
Tuesday morning." v
The speaker has requested numerous In
terests to file their preferences for commit
tee places and when the lists havs been
filed he always remarks: . - .
"They may get the places and they mar
not" And that la about all the satisfaction
anyone has so far received from the
Corporations Center on Senate.
In the matter of the senate committees.
President Saunders, who Is a member of
the committee to do the selecting, said
nothing would be done for sure before
Monday. Benator Thomas has been prom
inently mentioned for the position of chair
man of the Judiciary committee, and his
claims are being urged because of his ex
perience on this committee two years ago.
It is understood the deciding vote on this
matter rests with Phillips of Holt, and
whether he Is friendly to the Interests of
the Douglas county member will not be
determined for sure until the committees
are named. '
While no one has been found who thinks
for a minute the corporation lobbyists will
be able to prevent the enactment of laws
covering every, point in the platform, a
general impression prevails ' that if any
fine work ts attempted It will be tried In
the senate. The senate has always been
the stamping ground for corporation lob
byists because It Is easier to persuade sev
enteen men than It Is to corral fifty-one,
which would have to be done If the meas
ures are defeated in the house.
When the vote was taken In the house
yesterday to bar lobbyists twenty-seven
voted against it, somo holding such a reso
lution was unnecessary. Inasmuch as the
rules adopted prescribed who is entitled to
come into the legislative halls. . A fsw of
those who voted against the resolution.
however, show a disposition to get cold
feet, and they havs already begun to won
der what the folks at home think about
the stand they have taken. According to
one of the progressive republicans, ths
vote yesterday will have Its good effect and
will do much toward keeping the wavering
members up In line, as it has been shows;
ths brand will be put on members ths sams
as lobbyists when they side step the eentl-
ment In the platform adopted by the re
publican state convention.
Members Caught Napping.
The Introduction of bills yesterday caught
a great majority of the members by sur
prise or the list In both houses would have
been much larger. Three or four of the
members of the house had measures cover
ing points In the platform, but they with
held them pending a decision whether a
Joint committee will be appointed to look
after these measures. When the house gets
busy again the first of the week, a move
will be made to have the Joint committee
appointed and the motion will embody a
clause providing that if any member has a
bill he desires to Introduce along the line
of the pledges In the platform the bill
shall go to the committee snd be acted upon
In conjunction with other bills, merely as
an aid to the committee.
The committee appointed In the house to
hear the contest filed by William Coryell
against Carlln of Rock county mat last
night and adjourned until Tuesday, at
which tlma It will be decided whether ths
matter will be taken up before or after the
election of a United States senstor. Cone
of Saunders, leader of the minority, asked
that the matter go over until after the
election of a senator go there pould be he
prejudice in the minds of the oommltteS
against the fusion pismber. It is under
stood that the rtpupUcsps are tot all
agreed as to when Ut satet should be
Jeeraal Presents Old Bill.
Since Governor Mickey took eausslon la
his message to say a word about the suit
brought by ths state against the State
Journal company for 181,000, which
amount it is alleged the Journal received
for selling supreme court reports uion
which the state owned the copyright, a
number of the members have been looking
into the Joaraal transactions with the
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