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    Daily Bee
Commission Beoommendi Vital Change in
Existing Laws. '
Not to Exceed Half of8paoe to Be Deroted
to Advertising Purposes.
FroTldei for Commiesion to Fan on Appeals
from I, u'inca.
Schotao la Propose to' Redaction l
Par to Railroads tor the Trans
portation, of Malta
Traak Lines.
WASHINGTON. J' T-Th report of
tha Joint postal com n authorised by
tha teat session of coM; ' to Investigate
and report to that bod-vt elusions on
tha operation and effect t' xisting law
relative to second-class mt
Mter ana
wnai cnangns, it any. biiui . un, . i
made oubllo today. The comm
a number of sweeping recomrv . 'Ions
looking to a reform In the postaf.v ce
and has drafted a measure mlj r
uch changes as It thinks ought l je
made. " Among the most Important addi
tions to the existing law as regards second-
class mall matter embodied In this measure
tn tha fnllowinn:
A newspaper or other periodical may be Borne drastic recommendations for shut
in part composed of advertisements which ting out many publications from second
are permanently Inserted In or attached c1"" rata and for cutting down compen
to the same, but such advertisements shall Batlon of railroads. Page 1
not constitute mora than per cant of Antl-treatlng society organised among
the superficial area of any Issue of the
publication, nor Bhall any advertisement
be printed on card, cloth or any substance
other than paper, nor upon paper of any
greater weight than tha text of such pub-
An laaua of a newspaper or other period!-
cal may be composed of parts or sections,
but all such parts or sections shall be
made of tha same site, form and weight
of paper 'and shall, when taken together.
form one complete and Identifiable whole,
All provisions of law applicable to a news-
paper or periodical snail appiy equally 10
every amnion mirai. mm niuw inug
of a newspaper or oth pertlcal tha
supplement may be anclosed or folded,
Supplements shall not be printed on other
substance tban paper nor, except In the
case of maps and plans Illustrative of the
text, shall be of different form from the
main body of the publication. No supple
ment shall be composed of or contain ad
vertisements,' but the same shall be con
fined to matter germane to tho regular
Issue and supplied In order to complete "' tor majeste prosecution on oe
metter left Incomplete tn tha main bodr ot I caslon Of his birthday. Page 1
tho publication.
Bar Cf an Fiction.
Tho proposed law refused tha aecond-eMara4u-t--
periodical fubllcattons ooa-
glstlng Whblly ot1 substantially of fiction.
Wits, each Issue rf newspaper or other
pertodlcal the pt t may mall at the
second-clas- rate postage samples of
uch issue, but "not to exceed 10 per centum
of tha total number of the copies of each
Issue mailed by him to actual subscribers.
as tha same appears by a sworn statement
of such Issue required to be submitted to
the postmaster at the office of mailing."
The appointment of a postal appeals com
mission, in tha Postofllce Department Is
provided for to conn I at of three members.
at least one of whom shall be a person who
has had actual experience in the conduot
sf the ' publishing business, and at least
One ot whom shall be learned In the law
and a member of ten years' standing of tha
bar of tha highest court of soma state or
territory of the United States or the Dli
trlot of Columbia. The commission is to
enter upon Its duties July 1 next.
ThB object of this commlaalon la to allow
the proprietor or publisher of any news-
paper or periodical publication, the appllca-
tkn for the admission of which Into the
second elaea of mall ha a-,a h.
tha noatmaatar n.r.l i i.
and Which commlaalon shall mmm..
and determine .uch anneal with ,
BB well to matters of fact as to law. Au-
Ihorlty la given the postmaster general to
reanlra a decision of the commission re-
tarding questions of law respecting the
laaalnontlon ot all mall matter and tha
rlaht I admluinn to th. ..! rUU
. , .. .
t t ..r;:;," "I.." '-
. a it ' uuiiit:ii va nsillianir;r
general the class privilege of any publica
tion should be suspended, revoked or an-
"T mu" ou. or peu
or by Information to the commission. Pub-
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,D unu" " w. "v."
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given axs required to answer such rule.
petition or application and th. commission
IB empowered to hear tha case and render
a decision. The findings, determination,
decision or Judgment of the commission on
any appeal from a refusal to admit second
class publications or for the removal from
the second class or ths suspension, annul
ment ' or revocation of Its second class
privilege shall be Anal and conclusive.
Ths construction or application of any
law or statute relating to classification
of mall matter made by the commission
shall be controlling on the postofP.ce and
All Ifa nmnlnvDl unlMn nv-trriilMt hv anma
competent court of the United States. Pro-
prietors and publishers ot newspapers or
nerlndU-ala mav arDlv to hava tha same
nlacad an a Mtat-r of tha Poatofflce de-
. T " : 7 ' ' . ". ' " ; . .,.
li luivn, mm i-fiua uivu w wiw v
ratea sufh SDDllcation to be verified br
the oath of ths applicant and accompanied
If m wyf v. tw .-- t-mi-B ui iuu.vk.
as well aa a fee $f $&. Pending final action
on ths application the poatmaater general
la authorised to laaua a temporary permit
for the transmission or sucn publication
at second class ratea The requirements
made that where an article Is made for
sals In combination with ths subscription
for a newspaper or periodical admitted to
tha second class ths price of such article
shall be clearly stated In such publication.
together with ths price of ths publication.
and la all cases the regular advertised price
of the publication.
ThB proposed bill provides for the ap
polntmenl of a joint . commission of own-
gross to Investlgst th entlr postal ays-
General Weighing and Ceaatlag.
Th commlaalon urgently urges a new
weighing, similar to that now In progress.
but extended to smbiac for th period of
six saodtha, begtnulng July L ltUT, a weigh-
big of all mail matter transported through
out the entire United States, class by
class; a coupling of all pieces of mail
mailer, class by olaas; e weighing and
(CouUuued on Second fa-aj
summary of the bee
Monday-. Jannnry 2S, 1907.
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Dan McNabb, SO yeara of age. Is found
In shark with legs frozen and nearly
starved; death la Imminent. Tare
Several hundred Zionist Jews meet in
Patterson hall to hear reDorts of their
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tion in Chicago. Para 8
Canon Bell, at Oood Shenherri Knlii-nnnl
church, draws lesson of practical life
from the parable of the master who hired
laborers and paid last more than first.
Pag-a a
Commission on postal service makes
the opngresaman, but doubts are expressed
wnemer members will stick to the agree
nent. .Pago 8
Formal announcement made from White
House of award of canal contract to Wlll-
D. Oliver. page 1
Debate in congress Saturday forcibly
calls to attention of country the lmpor.
tancs pf Omaha as a primary receiving
pplnt and market. Page I
Abolition .ot pension agencies cuts off
large amount of patronage from some of
the congressmen. Page B
flnnl T.l.r.4 v... ...,.
K, fof th ye after
one of longest runs in Its history Page a
Almost half of time for Introducing bills
i In U4.ln.... 1 i m .
P1"""" measure, have been reported.
but committees are working on them,
Pars 1
Emperor William of Germany relaxes
Announcement Is made that Governor
Bwettenham of Jamaica has tendered hla
resignation. Par 1
Legislature) of Iowa has less than
11.000,000 to devote to special approprla-
ons. out institutions nave presentea ue
manda for over $2,000,000. Page 3
Company With $100,000 capital forming
to aid industries deserving to locate in
Council Bluffs. Page 3
Tendered to Lord Elgin, Secretary for
tbe Colonies, gome Dnys
KINGSTON. Jamacla, Jan. 27. It
understood that Governor Bwettenham
tendered his resignation to Lord Elgin.
secretary for the colonies, a few days ago
In HQ"ence 0f the Admiral Davie Incl
dent and his Inability to solve the problem
created by the earthquake.
00 Saturday the governor visited the
temporary offices of the .municipal council
nd """"" tha vice chairman, who is
acting In the absence of Mayor Talt, who
s injured, that the government had de-
elded to relieve the people ot Kingston
all rates and taxes for a period of
flften months, beginning January 1. This
announcement has been received with
gratification by the residents of the city,
who wl D ancouraged to start the work
of rebuilding as early as possible.
Moat Rev. Enoa Nuttall. archbishop of
the West Indies, in an Interview, said that
th, municipal council unable to deal
with the present extraordinary emergency
and should be abolished and one commis
sioner, with full powers, should be ap-
th c aurl the period
,, . rt.,aH .h-t
J addinon t; the generous contribution.
from th, t,n,ted at4tMi Canada and else
where It was absolutely necessary to ob-
tain an Imperial grant and a large 1m
rial lo(tn to rebulld Kingston, more par-
y,ew f th, attUude of th.
ln.urane, companies, which
have disclaimed all liability for losses sua-
talned during the earthquake and fire.
I Promulgates
Rnla as
I that
Less Majeate o
BERLIN, Jan. $7. Bmperor William's
1 Mrthriuw -ra r-Jehrated tndjLV bv the
populace throughout the country. Tho
emperor and members of the Imperial fam-
n innunkl nn tha at reel a and were
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j,mporor uuani wu7 . ihu-u nn wrur
n.n thai hennefnrth nenaltlea for less
majests will only be Inflicted Upon those
i persons wno commn ino ononcv wiib pnj-
I meditation and evil Intent and not upoa
I tnoM who do It through Ignorance or
Has Terrorised Province ef Banting
far th Last Twe
HAVANA. Jan. $7.-Enrtque Moss, th
I bandit of ths province of Santiago who
for more than two years had terrorised
I eaatern Cuba and defied th rural guards
ana wno was wamea ror various alleged
murders, was captured her last night by
th secret police.
King Receives Amrlean.
ROME, Jan. 17. KJng Victor Emmanuel
today gave a privats audience to Com
mander John B. Bernadou, ths American
aaval attache. Th king greeted Comman-
I der Bernadou cordially and spoke In terms
of appreciation of America and Aiuerl-
Official Announcement of the Award U
Made frem :hi h.te House.
Saceesafnl Bidder Kiprfi Cnn
fldence In Hla Ability to Comply
with Conditions Laid Down
by War Department.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 27.-Followlng a
conference at the White House tonight it
was officially announced that the contract
for building the Panama canal would be
awarded to William D. Oliver, who. with
Anson M. Bangs, was the lowest bidder In
the recent competition, provided that within
the next ten days he associates himself
with at leaat two Independent contractor
wHoee skill and experience, combined with
his own, shall cover the entire field of the
work to be performed under the contract.
The official announcement tonight con
firms the Associated Press statement of last
Friday night. President Boosevelt then
took the position tiiat since Mr. Oliver
had met all the requirements of the gov
ernment. It would be unjust to reject his
bid of 6.75 per cent for the construct!6n of
the canal or even to require him to submit
a new bid fur the contract.
Department f unvested Bam.
Mr. Oliver had Informed the president
that it Was his desire to submit an Inde
pendent bid for the work and that when
the canal commission officials Informed
him that it would be necessary to form
a partnership with some other financially
responsible contractor they even went so
far as to suggest that he enter Into an
agreement with Anson M. Bangs of New
York City. Mr. Oliver said that after re
ceiving this suggestion from Chairman
Shonta he visited the War department and
was Inform that Mr. Bangs would be
entirely satisfactory to the government.
Mr. Oliver told the president that with this
assurance as to the reliability of Mr.
Bangs, he Immediately entered Into an
agreement with the New York contractor.
Powerful Influences were brought to bear
on the president and Secretary Taft to re
ject all bids and advertise for new pro
posals, but the president Insisted that Mr.
Oliver should be given a reasonable time
In which to make a satisfactory arrange
ment to substitute some other contractor
or group of contractors to take the place
of Mr. Bangs. At the White House con
ference on Saturday night the friends of
the McArthur-Glllesple syndicate argued
that the contract figure should be Increased
to I per cent of the total cost of construc
tion and the contract be awarded to Oliver,
McArthur and Gillespie. This suggestion,
however, did not meet with the approval
of the New York firm, who insisted that
they could not undertake the work for
less than 12.80 per cent of the total coat,
tha figure mentioned In their original bid.
The president. Secretary Taft and the canal
commission officials then decided to award
the contract to Mr. Oliver, provided . he
could make satisfactory arrangement with
at least two other financially responsible
1 Secretary Taft and R.. R. Roger, general
counsel to the canal commission, were In
conference with the president for ' two
hours tonight and the whole matter was
again gone over. At the direction of the
president, Mr. Rogers prepared the official
statement for the press.
Oliver Confident of Saccess.
When informed of the statement Issued
by direction, of the president, Mr. Oliver's
representatives tonight said:
"There is absolutely no doubt about Mr.
Oliver being able to fulfill the requirements
of the canal commission. There are now
at least twenty of the moat responsible
contractors In the United States who have
expressed a willingness to Join Mr. Oliver
in the work of constructing the canal at
the figure mentioned In his original bid.
These names will be submitted to President
Roosevelt tomorrow with proof of their
financial ability. Before entering into an
other, arrangement, Mr. Oliver wants to
know positively that the contractor he
chooses will be acceptable to the govern
ment." The official statement, given out tonight,
A a result of conferences at the White
House, it was today announced by the
Isthmian Canal commlsalon, that. In view
of assurances that had been received from
Mr. Oliver and capitalists associated with
him, that Mr. Oliver was prepared to make
good his bid to complete the construction
of the Isthmian canal at a percentage of
6.7S. with an organisation of contractors
and with financial resources in full compli- j and Missouri which has been Investigating
ance with the requirements in the lnvlta- I the alleged Irregularities in the manage
tlon for the bids, he will be given an I . ,n(l Kansas Citv Stock Yards corn-
opportunity to do so. Mr. Oliver has been ! ment f ,tl?e vl" .,.Lv T.V,ita
notified that within ten days he will be ! pany finished Its labors yesterday and dls
requlred to associate with himself at least ! solved as a committee last night, an In
two Independent contractors whose -kill I formal meeting of the legislators was held
and experience, combined with his own.;' . van t, general man-
shall cover the entire field jt work to be today to allow Eugene Rust, general man
performed under the contract, and to or- agar of the stock yards company, to ap-
ganixe a corporation tor me express pur-
pone of carrying out the proposed contract,
with a capital of $6,000,000. of which not less
than $1,600,000 shall be paid in cash and
1 1.6iO.0iO in the form of solvent subscrip
tions shall be available for the purpose
of carrying out the contract and of which
the remaining $2,0no.0U0 may be devoted to
the purpose of procuring a bond, aa re
quired by the contract, or of substituting
in lieu thereof. In whole or in part, and
subject to the conditions of the bond, cash
or current securltlwe satisfactory to the
commission. Satisfactory aasurancea not
having been received that ' the financial
atandlng of Mr. Anson M. Pangs met the
requirements of the Invitation, by direc
tion of the president, he has been rejected
as a participant In the bid filed by Messrs.
Oliver and Banga
Nest Lowest Bidders Sa.tls0.ed.
The privilege has been extended to
Messrs. .MacArthur and Gillespie, the only
remaining; bidders whose bid has been
deemed worthy of consideration, to either
J Jo'1, bV"' th?"?! of Mr? OlWefg
efforts to make good his bid as herein out-
lined, tnen to be considered upon its merits.
I The other bids hays been rejected because
unrorma. ana in tne caee ot the highest
Din. exceaaive as well.
The foreiroins; action Is taken in con.
, SorJyi.-i,h !le .Apre,"1. .w'8n "f Dot.h
syndicate that the contract should be let
without a reoiddlng, and in view of the
further statements of the spokesmen of the
MacAruiur-oiuespie company to tbe presi
dent that If the commission could close the
contract' with a satisfactory and respon
sible association of contractors at a rate
as low as that proponed by Mr. Oliver. It
should feel at liberty, so far as they were
couoerced, to do so.
Mr. Oliver resides at Knoxvllle, Tenn,
Wants Recognition for Validity mt
Ordinations Ho stay Perform
la Fraaee.
PARIS. Jan. 27. Mgr. Vllatta. head of
the Independent Catholic movement in
America, who la now In Paris, has written
a letter to Figaro Insisting upon- his posi
tion aa "archbishop of tha patriarch of
Antioch. of a which 6t. Peter was the
He says hs cares nothing, about personal
vtlUAcatiooa. but that hs does want the
legitimacy of his episcopal powers and the
ordinations which hs expects to make in
France before returning t America, unquestioned)
Iter. Alexander Ullrbrlst Pnsaea Away
nt Hla Ilonie In Pitts
PITTSBURG. Pa., Jan. 27. Rev. Alexan
der Gilchrist, D. D., secretary of the Home
Mission Board of the Unltrd Piesbyterlan
denomination and one of the most promi
nent figures of the church, died at his home
here today after an extended illness.
Dr. Gilchrist was born at West Hebron.
N. Y., March 26, m. He was graduated
with the class of IS79 from Wooster uni
versity, Ohio. From there he went to the
Allegheny Theological seminary and was
licenced to preach on June 7, ISSli by tbe
Allegheny presbytery. Following his grad
uation he received a rail to Richmond,
Ind., whehe he remained until October U.
18.H6, when he accepted a call to tha Cen
tral United PresbyteruMi church at Omaha,
On June 2X, 1899, i he was called upon to
take the office of corresponding secretary
of the United PresByterian Board of Home
Missions, with heti'dquarters In Pittsburg.
He was recognise as one of the strong
men of the denonlnatlon and his advice
and opinion was frequently sought In mat
ters pertaining to tie welfare of tha church.
He served as moderator of the second
synod In 1894 and Bess moderator of the
synod of Nebraska In 1897.
Funeral services fwlll be held Tuesday
evening In this city. The body will then
be taken to Richmond, Ind., for Interment
and general services will be held on Thurs
day In the Reed Memorial church ot that
"To Mr. Gilchrist tp due the credit for
having put his Omaha charge, the Central
United Presbyterian church, on a sound
financial footing," said a member of that
church. "He came hers from his first
charge at Richmond, Ind., in the fall of
1896, and left In the summer of M99 to be
gin hla work for the missionary board. In
the four years of his pastorate $30,000 was
paid on the debt of the church. To be
sure, the debt is not all paid yet, but by
his efforts the ' burden became compara
tively easy.
"He was feet 4 inches in height and
broad-shouldered, B man of commanding
figure and face. He was a man 'of fine
sympathies and a capacity for Influencing
people. He was an able preacher and was
a leader among the ministers of the city."
Thonaands View Body of Rneaell A.
Alger aa It tlea In State at
DETROIT, Jan. 2j. Nearly 80,000 people
paid tribute this afternoon to the memory
of Senator R. A. Afeer as his body lay In
state In the city i tt. For three hours
and a half a cont nuoua line of people
passed through the orridor for a last look
at the dead senator.
Pathetic and movl ig incidents abounded
as the throng pasn d before the open
casket. Old soldterp who had served .In
the civil war with I him saluted as they
slowly marched by the body of their old
commander with tear dimmed eyes. When
the last person had passed before the
casket the senator" fl'jody-'WBB carried ont
to the hearse fend taken 10 the family home
on Fort street.
The soeclal train on which the funeral
party came from Washington arrived here
at 10 o'clock this morning. Accompanying
Mrs. Alger 'were Senators Burrows, Scott
and Warren and all the members of the
Michigan congressional delegation except
Congressmen Darragh, Young and Hamil
ton. '
After Mrs. Alger and her family had left
the train and gone to their home eight
members of the Spanish War Veterans
association, who had served under the
orders of Senator Alger when he was secre
tary of war, marched out on the platform
and took the casket from the funeral car.
Mrs. Alger. It was stated by members
of the funeral party, stood the Journey well
and Is bearing up under the shock of tho
senator's sudden death.
The funeral ceremonies will be held from
the senator's home at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow
General Manager at Kansas City Told
Committee Wonld Retara
tha Fneta.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Jan. Z7.-Although
the Joint legislative committee of Kansas
i ear before them
I . .i.i
Mr. Rust tacitly admitted that the figures
submitted by W. K. Reem, former yard
master of the company, whose complaints
started the Investigation, showing that
patrons of the company had been victim
ised by short weights, were correct, but he
insisted that the stock yards company
should not be held accountable for the
actions of subordinates who acted, ho said,
upon their own responsibility. Mr. Rust
said that his company could not be ac
cused of criminal Intent In the matter.
Members of the committee said today that
as the officers of the company admitted
there had been gross Irregularities In the
weighing of feed at the yards, ths report
of the committee would necessarily be
unanimous In substantiating such charges.
Members of the committee from both
Missouri snd Kansas said they would
recommend legislation which would secure
a 20-cent yardage fee for cattlemen.
Residents Hnvo Plenty of Money to
Bay Coal If It Cna B
WASHINGTON. Jan. 27. Representstlve
Marshall of North Dakota tonight in an
interview declared that while there Is a
shortage of fuel at some points In. North
Dakota and a danger of shortage st others,
growing primarily out of ths so-called car
shortage and later out of the unusual
snowstorms. North Dakota Is In no need
of financial assistance.
"Ths car shortage," hs said, "grew largely
out of the enormous crops raised through
out the state and the consequent ex
pansion of business fsr beyond all ordinary
limits, which literally swamped the rail
roads, not only with products going out ot
the aula, but with merchandise and mats
rials coming In.
"In an attempt to handle this tremendous
volume of other traffic th railway com
panies were grossly negligent with relation
to the fuel supply,- so our great financial
prosperity Is ths real cause of our tem
porary smbarrasament. It is not a financial
shortage, but a railroad shortage which
embarrasses the people of tha Slate at
this Uu "
Growth of Grain Trade Here Forcibly Called
to Attention of Ccniresa.
Seeks Appropriation for Selrntllle
Teatlnar of Grain at This City In
Common with Other Re
ceiving; Points.
I "
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 27. (Special Tele
gram.) During the debate on the agri
cultural appropriation bill on Saturday
Congressman Kennedy precipitated an
extremely Interesting discussion on the
national Inspection and standardising of
grain. Incidentally giving the Omaha Grain
exchange the biggest kind of an .advertise
ment. The paragraph tn the bill relating
to the establishment of laboratories for the
purpos of "examining and reporting upon
the nature, quality and condition of seed
or grain, these reports to serve as atbasts
for fixing of definite grades and tor Issuance
of certificates of Inspection," was under
consideration when Mr. Kennedy asked If
the bill contemplated that the secretary of
agriculture might establish one of the
laboratories at Omaha.
"Certainly," replied Mr. Wadsworth of
New York, chairman of ths agricultural
committee, "he has the power to do it if
he deems It expedient, and I am sure that
under the persuasion of my distinguished
friend from Nebraska he will establish one
Mr. Kennedy replied that he would en
deavor to persuade Secretary Wilson of the
necessity of locating a laboratory for
standardizing of grain at Omaha, which Is
rapidly becoming one of the greatest grain
markets In tha country.
Later on the Omaha congressman be
came involved In a colloquy with Repre
sentative Mann of Illinois over grain In
spection tn Chicago, the latter stating that
the inspection was satisfactory. "We are
so anxious to establish a high standard
of grading grain In Omaha that we want
the government to establish one of these
plants in that city," said Mr. Kennedy.
Gets th Lansh on Mnnn.
Mr. Davis of Minnesota remarked that
Chicago at one time was regarded as the
great grain market, but today its greatest
grain market was upon the Board of Trade,
where they deal In options. '
"Chicago used to be the city in the
wheat line, but now it has become truly a
windy city In the option line," said Mr.
Davis, amid laughter. "Omaha more than
doubles Chicago and receives almost five
bushels of wheat to one received in Chi
cago," said Mr. Davis, which remark was
followed with applause at Mr. Mann s ex
pense. Mr. Kennedy, who succeeded tn focusing
attention upon the advisability of locating
a laboratory at Omaha, further remarked
during the debate "that corn, wheat and
other grain raised in the state of Ne
braska Is at least equal to the grain raised
In any part of the country and that the
grading ot grain as now conducted in the
city ot Omaha Is as honestly done as any
where In the United States." , Hs called
attention to the recent consular report on
the grain trade complaints and told how
In Germany dealers were uniting against
American practices. Insisting on a higher
standard being adopted. "Consul Wallace
at Crefeld." said Mr. Kennedy, "has writ
ten the Department of Commerce and La
bor that there was dissatisfaction through
out Europe with much of the grain received
from the United States, and if the dis
satisfaction should become general the
losses to the people of America In this
Important branch of their export trade
would be enormous. Further on the grain
report shows that France is objecting to
faulty American grain inspection methods
and strenuous objections are being made
to variances in the grades at shipping
ports, and It was for the purpose of having
a uniform standard that the laboratory at
Omaha was desired.
"What we want in the west," said Mr.
Kennedy, "and the west la gradually be
coming the great grain center. Is to have
an honest and uniform grade established
and maintained, so that we may have the
full benefit of the excellent quality of grain
which we grow." He did not believe that
there was any necessity at this time for
general national Inspection ot grain, but
he thought the appropriation of $16,000 for
laboratories throughout the country was
on the right line and would be beneficial.
It is now up to the Omaha Grain ex
change to say whether they want such a
laboratory or not, Mr. Kennedy standing
ready to go after it if it is desired.
A "soil survey of Sarpy county," with
maps, has Just been issued by the De
partment of Agriculture. Mr. Kennedy has
received 2,500 copies of this report, which he
will be glad to send to any farmer In
Sarpy county desiring same.
Roaelan Government Aeensed of
Giving Ont Fnlso Informa
tion. ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 27. Th ac
curacy of the semi-official returns of tha
first degree elections by peasants and small
land owners, which Indicate that more than
70 per cent of the delegates chosen are
conservative and non-opposltlonal moder
ates, Is challenged by the opposition lead
ers. These, taking as the basis for argu
ment their own advices, sssert that th
election service furnished by the official
bureau was colored to influence th suc
ceeding elections and that a large pro
portion of the so-called moderates belong
to ths constitutional democrats and other
left parties. Reports of opposition victories
are only shown slightly or suppressed al
together, and they claim that tho next
stage of the elections will prove that a
majority of the delegates again are oppo
sitional. The Russ prints what it calls an ex
ample of th doctored report from th dls-
trfot f nr.i nmnirr. where aimoat hlf
the so-called moderates are avowed con
stitutional democrats.
Wabash, on tho Other Hand, Con
tlnnes to Rlao and Cnnaes
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Jan. 27. The Ohio
river is falling here tonight and stands j ths Waters-Plerc company, are th only
46.7 feet. The Wabash river la agnin rising two Important witnesses examined,
rapidly. At 1 o'clock this morning a break Chairman O'Neill tonight authorised tha
occurred in the south part of the levee at statement that unless H. Clay Pierce ot
Shawneetown. 111., and tbe men stationed the Waters-Pierce Oil company would come
In the churches rang all the bells, and soon to Texas voluntarily to appear before the
very able-bed led man In the town was at commute and avail himself of leglslatlva
work on the levee and the break was finally . dispensation from arreat f Jr sny reported
stopped. A telephone message from Bhaw- 1 pending Indictments sgalnat Mr. Pierce In
nretown tonight stated that ths levee Is ' Travis county, the committee would send
holding, but fear is expressed that ths great ! two of Its members to any point in th
volume of water now coming out of the j United States to ses Mr. Pierce and got
Wabash river wilt do serious damage to tho - bis testimony. In that event Senator Bailey
big embankmsaC Ths levee is pat rolled to- I and attorneys for both sides would ao
nighb I company th committee,
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Treat Allra-ed to Re Storing the Metnl
to r rod are nn Artlflrlnl
Price on It.
NEW YORK, Jan. 27.-President James
Noroton of the Northwestern Metal Deal
ers' association tonight made public the
following letter, which, on Instructions
from the association, he has sent to Attor
ney General Bonaparte at Washington:
Referring to our telegram to you respect
ing the combination of copper Interests in
this country, 1 beg to lay before you the
following facts, which we are prepared to
That the Copper trupt, so-called, has
created an artllk-itil scarcity of copper by
storing It In large quantities at Butte,
Mont., Hohoketi, N. J., Perth Amboy. N. J..
Hayonne, N. J., Blibee, Aris., Cnnnnea,
Mexico, Houghton, Mich., and other places
known to our association, and refusing to
sell It except In small quantities.
That there Is now stored at Perth Ambov
$.000 tohs of refined copper and that all
Intending purchasers are told the supply
has been exhausted.
That thure are 1.700 tons of copper at
Hoboken and that s.als were placed on
tha store house there on October 18 last
and have not since been broken.
Trmt there, are stored In similar manner
St Butte. M6nt.. ,onc) tons: at Blsbee, S.oiO
tons, and 7.6U0 tons at Cananea and Hough
ton, Mich.
That the steamer Hindustan. Csntaln
Rail ton, on October 20 last sailed for South
Africa with l.OiiO tons of copper ballast,
with no orders for its delivery In any port
ot South Africa, snd that the Hindustan
returned to New York on or about Decem
ber 29 still carrying the copper as ballast,
and that Captain Hallton on seeking orders
for the delivery of the copper received
orders the next day to continue the 1.000
tons of copper as bnllast. The Hindustan
sailed subsequently for a South American
port, still without orders for the delivery
of the copper. His affidavit reciting th
above facts Is enclosed.
We submit that the prewnt danger to
th trade Is not so much the high price
of corner as Is the fear that the price.
Doing neld at an artificial height, may be
lowered suddenly should the copper combi
nation succeed In selling; Its stored up
product at the present quotations.
President Noroton said he would go to
Washington tomorrow or Tuesday to see
the president snd Attorney General Bona
parte, with reference to the matter.
Xewspnper Comment Concerning th
Trial Grently Dlsplenses tho
NEW YORK, Jan. 27. -Harry K. Thaw,
whose trial for the murder of Stanford
White will be continued tomorrow, was In
gocd spirits today until he had read the
Sunday newspapers, the contents of which,
so far as they Indicated that there was
dissension among members of his family
or counsel, displeased him greatly. A note
of Inquiry was toS-n to bits unread and the
messenger Instructed to say that the pris
oner desired neither to see nor to hear
from newspaper men.
When hs arose this morning Thaw was
cheerful and reiterated . his confidence In
acquittal. To his keepers hs expressed sat
isfaction. After reading the papers his
mood so changed that when the hour for
divine worship arrived he for the first time
In several months declined to attend.
The seven Jurors who, under guard of
five officers of the court squad, occupy a
suite on the third floor of ths Broadway
Central hotel, passed an uneventful day.
Unabta to agvee on a chureh - which . all
might attend snd not being permitted to
separate, they compromised by spending the
morning hours at the hotel. In the after
noon they were taken for a drive in Cent,
tral park. They, had tbelr meals together
tn a private dining room. No mail was
received by any of the seven. Two Jurors
during the day wished to telephone to busi
ness associates. They were escorted to a
telephone booth where an officer communi
cated for them. . Neither was allowed to
talk or listen on the wire. Sunday papers
from which all reference to the Thaw trial
was clipped were provided for the Jurors.
AU were In good health and spirits. They
treated the restraint placed on them phil
osophically, viewing It In the light of a dis
tasteful, but necessary, civic 'obligation.
They expressed themselves as well pleased
with the arrangements made for their com
Possessed of fneontrollnnle Impulse
When Noise Annoyed
NEW YORK. Jan. 27. Two little tots.
Nellie, aged 7 years, and Jennie, two yeara
younger, told Magistrate House In the
Harlem police court today how their step
mother. Mrs. Kate Cravlus, had branded
them with a red hot stove lifter when In
play they had made too much noise. Twice
during the recital the prisoner, a woman
of Intelligence and pleasing appearance,
not more than 20 years old, fainted.
When restored the woman admitted that
she had burned the children, but said that
at the time she was possessed by an un
accountable mania. The two girls, shn
said, had been playing with their dolls
until the noise and confusion robbed her
of her reason and left a resistless lmpluse
to punish the little ones. Seising the stove
lid lifter, she pressed the glowing end on
the back of the right hand of each child,
causing scars that tha little ones will carry
to their graves.
A peculiar feature of the case was the
apparent affection for the children felt by
the prisoner, and that the attachment was
reciprocated was repeatedly demonstrated
In court. When Mrs. Cravlus lost con
sciousness ths children walled in unison.
The prisoner was paroled tn custody of
her counsel pending a further hearing to
morrow and the children given in care of
the Children's society, which brought the
Former Employes of Oil Company tha
Next Witnesses to Bo
AU8TIN, Tex., Jan. 27. Th legislative
Investigation of Senator J. W. Bailey will
! begin Us second week tomorrow. It Is
said Important developments are near.
H. Gruet and his son of St. Louis, for
merly conected with the Waters-Pierce Oil
company, in afl likelihood will be the star
witness before the commission tomorrow.
The Gruels arrived here today and were
closeted with the attorney general. Up
to the present judge jonnson. tne Btandard
Oil company's general attorney, and Gen
eral George li. Clark, local attorney for
Almost Half tf Limit for Introducing
Meainmt is Already Gone.
Committees Are Woikin? on Them, How
erer, snd They Will Soon Appear.
Eaiimda Seek to Crests Impression Kb
One Cares Aboit Them.
Object to Legislators Accenting th
Hospitality of tha McKlaley
Clnb at Its Anaaal
(From a 8taff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Jan. 17. (Special.)-With al
most half of the time gone In which bilk
can be introduced In tha Nebraska legia
lature, except at th request ot the govs
ernor, none of the Joint commute bills
covering the pledges In the republican
state platform have been prepared. This
la no Indication ths legislature Is wasting
time or that it will not enact Into law
every promise made to the people by ths
Individual members. During the coming
week It Is expected the bill conferring
power upon the State Railway commission
will be Introduced In both tha house and
senate and started well on its wsy to
passage. The enactment Into law of th
Joint committee bills will take little time.
It Is believed, becsuse each of th meas
ures doubtless will have the unanimous
support of the Joint committees, and as
these committees have consulted with other
members of the legislature it Is presumed
the entlr legislature will Una up for th
bills, providing, of ' course, tha fuslonlsta
conclude to do business right.
Opponents of ths state-wide primary,
which Is one of ths things the peopls of
the state have been promised both by th
republicans and th fuslonlsta havs adopted
clever methods to prevent this legislation.
In the lobbies of the hotels railroad hench
men quietly drop a remark that no on
seems to be bothering much about th
state primary bill; pretended friends of
such a measure scatter the sams kind of
reports, their object being to make th
real friends ot the primary believe th
people of the state do not want auoh a
law even though thay demanded It and
fought for It and are expecting It.
The fualonlsts will try to make a Uttl
trouble during ths coming week by ob
jecting to ths Joint committees and by
working on ths vanity of th Individual
member, but nothing of a serious natur Is
expected to result from this method of
Joarnnl Admits Onllt. 4
Considerable Urns has been taken up
during the last week in a discussion In, .
ths house and senate regarding ths Stat
Journal and th other members of ths '
Printing trust, which is chsrged with hay- '
trig bilked ths state oat of several thou
sand dollars annually for year. Th fact
that th State Journal admitted It had not
kept Its contracts with ths stats during
the last thirty yeara it has been printing
bills has stirred up many of the members
and this loud shouting faks reform organ
may be compelled to toe the mark in tha
future, while the legal department has
been ordered to go after It to compel It to
disgorge tbe great amounts due tha stats
under the penalty clause of Its past con
tracts. Some amusement was created her when
the railroad fellows and the fake reform
Evening News began to knock on th
members accepting ths Invitation of the
Omaha McKlnley club to attend its annual
banquet Tuesday evening. Ths fake sheet
is not sure whether it will allow any of
the members to go, as It fears It will put
them under obligations to Omaha. Inso
much as the city of Lincoln has never yet
furnished any entertainment for th mem
bers, except that for which tbey paid, and
paid dearly, many of ths members ars glad
of the opportunity to enjoy a little hospi
tality at the hands of ths big city, at whose
heels the fake reformers sre continually
snapping. Th Blair Pilot also objects to
any of the members going to Omaha. It
also objected to the election of Norrls
Brown, senator, and George Sheldon, gov
ernor. Incidentally, as the McKlnley club
of Omaha Is going to pay th expenses of
the members to Its banquet, it may hav
tbe effect of forcing the Young Men's Re
publican club here to doing something along
the ssme Unas, which may be a reason for
the wail ot the fake sheet. This latter
banquet Is to be pulled off on Lincoln's
Christian Scientists Plan Bar prise.
Christian Scientists may ' spring a sur
prise on the doctors who ars working to
compel the healers to pass an examination
before tbe State Board of Health be for
they are permitted to correct errors. On
of the arguments used by ths doctors
against the scientists Is that they do not
report contagious diseases and go , after
them ths sams wsy ths doctors do, and
thus diseases spread and sickness stalks
In the land and some other things happen
along tho same lines. The healers will ask
the doctors to produce statistics showing
whers members of Christian Science fam
ilies have caught smallpox or other dlseaxeg
from other members of the same family
thus afflicted. A public- hearing on the
anti-Christian Science bill is set for
Wednesday evening. Monday , night th
primary election committee will listen to
suggestions from any one who has sny
thing to say. Ths legislature will meet at
I o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
The house committee met with the Board
of Regents and the secretary of the board
Saturday afternoon and night and dlsousaed
the needs of the university, Its system
of accounting and other matters. Numer
ous questions were asked by members of
ths committee snd to most of them It Is
understood satisfactory answers were
given. Other meetings will be held and
the regents will be questioned about all
of the transactions of the management of
, the lnatltutlon regarding fees, text books
an(1 molt everything elae.
The committee on game and fish laws
spent the day at South Bend Inspecting
the fish hatcheries, and came bark tonight
in favor of anything Game Warden Carter
and Fish Commissioner O'Brien want in
ths way of appropriations for Improvement
out there. .
Move Agalast Rnlanll.
TANGIER, Jan. 27. Operations for ths
pursuit of Ralsull will begin tomorrow with
the bombardment of ; Zellat'e fortress. In
which Ralsull Is surrounded. Large quan
tities of artillery and ammunition havs
been forwarded to ths front and a number
of ths friendly tribe will participate la th