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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 193.
OMAHA, THUKSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 31, 1907-TEN PACKS.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
INDIAN AFFAIRS BILL
Appropriation Measure Reported to Senate
Carries Much Hew Lecielation.
FIVE. CIVILIZED TRIBES MAY SELL LANDS
AH Eertriotioni Are BeraoTed Except Upon
Eomeiteede of Allottee
SALE OF ASPHALT AND COAL LANDS
Bibts to 8urfaoe May Be Sold Under
MONTANA RESERVATION MAY BE OPENED
Jtlaakfaet Issnd Hif Bo Placed oi the
Market for Bettlera Sennte
Ctmmlltt Imicriti Bev
WASHINGTON. Jan. . The Indian ap
propriation Mil waa reported to the aerate
today. It carries tl4.808.301, a net increase
of $6,3ut,122 over the bill aa passed by tr
bouse. Tha large increases by the ;'
committee are due to appropriations un. fe '
which tha United States treasurer will pa.y'l
in numher nf Indian tribes the money .
now held in trust aa Indian tribal funds.
Tha senate committee feels that these
tribes are competent to manage their own
affairs and that the government should
cease paying Interest on the funds.
It is estimated that the Indian appropria
tion bill carries more general legiHlatlon of
a far-reaching effect than it has In many
years. It contains practically all of the
recommendations made by a special sub
committee of the senate which visited Okla
homa and Indian Territory during the
summer. Investigating citizenship and prop,
erty rights of the five civilised tribes.
Chief of these recommendations la that "on
and after July 1. 1907, all restrictions upon
tha alienation, leasing or encumbering of
the lands except homesteads, of all allot
tees of Indian blood In the Indian Terri
tory and all restrictions upon the aliena
tion, leasing or encumbering of all the
lands of allottees not of Indian blood are
An equally extensive provision has been
adopted In relation to coal and asphalt
lands. The surface of the segregated lands
of tha Choctaw and Chickasaw nations con
taining these deposits, whether leased or
unleased. Is to be appraised by a board to
be appointed by the aecretary of tha in
terior and approved by the president and
their values ascertained. When this has
been done the surface of thedfe lands may
be sold, after six months' notice of such
ale. In tracts of not more than 180 acres
to each purchaser and at not less than
the appraised value. The sales are to be
made subject to the right of the pur
chaser of mineral deposits to mine under
the lands, In accordance with conditions
drafted by tha special committee which In
vestigated the subject, whose report al
ready has been published.
Reservation to Be Opened.
The. BWOifeet, Indian, reservation In Mon
tana 1 to be opened ' to settlement If an
other senate amendment Is adopted. Pro
vision Is mads for the Immediate survey of
' all the lands embraced within the limits
of the reservation and for allotments to all
persons having tribal rights on the reserva
tion. Tha remainder of the lands are to be
appraised In the usual manner and opened
to settlement In accordance with the gen
eral custom of throwing Indian lands open
to the public. An appropriation Is made
also to rnabla the secretary of the Interior
to complete the survey allotment, classi
fication and appraisement of the lands In
the Flathead Indian reservation, Montana.
Among other Important amendments
made by the senate committee are the fol
lowing! White children may be admitted to any
Indian school and the tuition fee shall in
no case exceed the tuition fees allowed
or charged by the state or county In which
the school Is situated.
With a view to commuting the perpetual
annuities, dus to Indian tribes under
treaty stipulations, the Indian commissioner
In directed to send a special Indian agent
to visit all tribes enjoying such relations
with the government."
Irrigation Plants. .
The secretary of the Interior Is Instructed
to acaulre by purchase or condemnation
such land aa he may deem necessary In
constructing a reservoir for storing water
for the purpose of irrigating lands on the
Fort Mall Indian reservation. Idaho.
Names of persons of Choctaw or Chicka
saw Indian blood on the side of either
parent, now on the freedman roll, are to
be transferred to the roll of citizens by
blood of the Choctaw or Chickasaw na
tions, and these persons will be permitted
to participate In tribal rights aa full bloods.
An appropriation of $215,239 Is made to
pay to the Mexican Ktckapoo Indians, this
amount being the difference between 32 '-4
cents an acre heretofore paid to these In
dians and the amount realised by the
Vnlted States for their surplus lands In
Oklahoma. The attorney general of the
United States Is directed to Investigate
conveyances, purported to have been exe
cuted In Mexico, of lands In Oklahoma, and
If found to have been procured by fraud, to
begin proceedings to have them set aside.
He la also Instructed to prosecute parties
to the frauds. If any were committed.
The bill contains the usual large number
of appropriations for the settlement of
claims, which every year are Inserted In
the measure by the house or the senate,
and eliminated when the measure Is taken
PRISON GOVERNOR IS KILLED
M. Qaldema Shot hy Yonna; Man
Dressed aa Workman at St.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 10. M. Ouldema.
governor of the political prison on Vaalll
Ostroff. a suburb of this city, waa shot on
the main street of the Island today and
dlrd almost Immediately.
The assassin, a youth of U. dressed as a
workman, emerged from a tea housa as
M. Gulldema was paaatug on his way home
and shot him twice la the stomach. The
youth also shot and mortally wounded a
prison warden whe accompanied M.
Ouldema and who, pursued the aaaaaaln.
The latter disappeared and the police have
been unable to find any trace of him owing
to tha fact that the people of the Island
generally sympathise with the revolution
ists. Uuldenva waa sentenced to death by the
Vatal group of terrorists for the mercileas
fse of the lash in suppressing ths "hungor
itrfce." which tha prisoners on Basil Island
jvlartd a fortnight ago as a protest
against the killing by a guard of a prisoner
who was leaning out of a window. Ouldema
caused the prisoners to b Bogged in oraer
! fares) tfiwA 10 eat
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Thnrsday, Jannnry 81. 1907.
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FORECAST FOR NEBR ASK A Ttiureday
local snows and wanner. Friday partly
HIKKI'AST FOR IOWA Ixeal snows
fZzJZ;. . . .7 h ro,ao.,r "Tiuay. .
JlOUr. Ueg. . i i i , i'u ii in in.u vuvcai ininr. 1 1 u '
1 p. m 8 showing what other roads of less than 1J0
! m J miles in length and having traffic arrange-
4 p.' m!!!.'!!!!!"'. i2:mBnU wltu Northwestern are doing.
6 p' in'...'.!""!.' 13 The figures were allowed to go into the
6 p. m 13 record over the vigorous protest of the
I P- Northwestern counsel. Counsel for the de-
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8 a. m
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10 a. m 1
11 a. m 2
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Wife and Infant child of William O.
Vjpley, former resident of Walnut, la.. Is
nd dead and Copley, who bears a good
atlon at home. Is held while police
-rate. Page 6
' Carter attacks administration
o. f ice in extended speech in the
sen. .'v 'ing officials with violating
laws -V "Icring senators. Page. 6
India. V.'V -rted In the senate, mak
ing lmpo.'; iges In laws governing
Indian lana. w providing for opening of
Blackfeet reservation. Pag 1
House passes agricultural appropriation
bill after amending It to provide fpr In
vestigation of foo'd habits of North Amer
ican birds and mammals. Pags 1
Interior department will ask for bids
on million dollars' worth of live stock for
Indians In Nebraska, the Dakotas and
Montana. Pag 1
Nebraska senate kills the bill to repeal
the wolf bounty law. Pag a
Sub-committee of Nebraska legislature
has completed the passenger rate bill and
will have the commission bill ready to
report today. Pag 1
Railroad lobbyist gives out statement
that state wide primary bill will not paJ
this session. Fags 9
Iowa legislators. In forming an anti-
pass bill, are troubled to know Just where
to draw the line and who are entitled to
be classed as legitimate employes.
Both Bell and Independent telephone
people oppose, before Lincoln committee.
bill to compel different companies to give
Joint service. ag 1
Legislative committee at Lincoln gives
hearing on Christian Science bill and In
dications are measure will be modified.
Indian Inspector McLaughlin concludes
agreement with Rosebud Sioux which will
result In the opening to settlement tf
700,000 acres of land in Tripp county.
South Dakota. ...... 3
for Its "20,000 In 1S10" campaign, electing
new directors. Pag 3
Killing of Roy Barnes by Roy Maynard
at Alliance was due to quarrel over
money. Page 3
Standard Oil opmpany objects to method
ty which It was brought Into fedeial
court at St. Louis. Pag 1
Eleven Jurors secured for the Thaw
trial and it Is expected that Mr. Jerome
will make opening statement for the pros
ecution this afternoon. Pag 6
Southern Pacific and Santa Fe railroads
have an unwritten agreement to divide
the citrus traffic of southern California.
M. Ouldema, governor of the political
prison, is killed at St, Petersburg.
The French cabinet Is in doubt as to
reply to be made to Bishop's offer of
compromise. Pag 8
oouxroxx siurm ajtd xowa.
K. J. McVann of Omaha appears before
Interstate Commerce Commissioner Clarke
at Cedar Rapids. Pag 1
Tod MoFeeley, .who killed his father at
Creston, Is declared Insane. Pag
Engineer Alvord, employed by watar
company, puta valuation of the plant
$205, 89 higher than expert employed by
the city. 'a
Omaha banks show great gain in state
ments at close of business Saturday.
Reports of many promotions are cur
rent at the Union Pacific general offlees.
Bom opposition Is made to laying street
car tracks on Thirty-third street.
Real Estate exchange members object
to plan for issuance of city current 'ex
pense bonds aa proposed In bill In legis
KOYZMXBTB OP OCX AH STEAMSHIPS.
NEW TORK . .
Ql KKNHTOWN... Majestic...
BHatMbN Kron Prim
K ar wnnlm II.
CANAL CONTRACT NOT LET
Secretary Loeb Says Bids Are Insatla-
inetory and Government May
Yet Dn the Work.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3a The following
statement was made public at the White
House tonight by Secretary Loeb:
Keiorts In the papers seem to Indicate
a belief that the canal contract has been
conditionally swarded to Mr. Oliver. This
is not so. No decision has been made even
that the contract will be awarded to any
or tne omuers.
Mr. Oliver's bid was so hopelessly de
fectlve that It could not be even consld
ered. and time was given him to complete
It In shape that will enable it to receive
ooQHlderutlon. If It is put into such shape
It will oe consider! togviner wiin me Dm
already made by the Gillespie-McArthur
combination, which may Itself be altered.
and then whichever bid. after th most
careful examination, seem, most .
vantaeou may be taken, or both bids
rejectee, ana in cni uo luueiruciea un-
der the direct supervision of th govern
ment. In such rase, the government would,
wherever It chose, use contractors simply
The real object In contracting the work
Is to have assembled a large number of
the best seclallsts la each class of work,
and ths prime consideration will be the
men making tha bid. The president and
the commission would not even consider
a bid of merely one or two men. Th work
la already going well. Over ('0.000 cubic
f'ards were taken out of the Culebra rut
u January, and the amount belnjf Uken
out Is elcadii lucraslik4
M'VANN AT CEDAR RAPIDS
Secretary of Grain TxchaDre Appeaii Befcra
Intantate Commerce Commiisien.
HIS EVIDENCE IS TAKEN OVER PROTEST
Omaha Man Presents Tables STiowlna
Relatloaa Between Northwest,
era and Short Railroads aad
Reaalt of Arangetnents.
CEDAR RAPIDS, la., Jan. SO. B. J. Mc
Vann, secretary of the Omaha Grain ex
change, was the principal witness before
the Interstate Commerce hearing. Cedar
Rapids & Iowa City Interurban against the
Chicago & Northwestern here today. Mc-
i icnuaik, mivivi . ' i ? .nun ,11. . i. v ..... i j
traversed by the road was no more fully
developed then it was before the line was
built. The company placed Engineer
Wardle on the stand to disprove this. North
Liberty, witnesses said, was founded before
the war, but made no gains until after the
line was built Swisher, now a thriving
village, was entirely a new town before the
road waa built.
Representatives of other Interurbans were
permitted to testify as to the value to the
Northwestern of traffic arising with
interurbans, but were not permitted to tell
what concessions they secured on freight
The Northwestern will probably not put
a witness on the stand, but will ask for
the privilege of making an oral argument.
C1TRIS TO I' IT TRAFFIC DIVIDED
Southern Paelfle and Santa Fe Have
an Vnwrltten Agreement.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 30. Testimony of
a sensational character was brought nut by
the government at today's, hearing of the
Harrlman merger case before Interstate
Commerce Commissioner Lane. W. A. Bla
sel, assistant traffic manager of the Santa
Fe system and a director In the Western
Pacific railroad, conceded under oath that
the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific manage
ments are observing an "unwritten agree
ment" whereby they share about equally
the citrus fruit traffic of southern Califor
nia, each scrupulously avoiding any Intru
sion Into the other's territory after the
fruit has been packed.
R. A. Graham of New York, formerly
manager of tha Oregon-Oriental Steamship
company, agreed to produce as evidence a
letter which he testified he had received
from Benjamin Campbell, as .traffic man
ager of the Oregon Railroad A Navigation
company, peremptorily canceling a traffic
contract between the two companies be
cause the latter road had acquired a fleet
of steamships and refusing to longer give
Graham's company any traffic or tha use
of the Oregon Railroad Navigation com
pany's docks at Portland or rail rates
other than the full local traffic.
Today's hearing was conducted for the
government by Attorney C. A. Severance.
R. L. I i vet t anoeared for Harrlman and
"Peter F. Dunn for the Southern Pacific.
Among the witnesses called by the prose
cution were W. J. Shotwell, general coast
agent of the Denver & Rio Grande and
other Gould lines; D. J. Mansfield, assistant
to Shotwell, and E. E. Calvin, general man
ager of the Pacific coast divisions of the
H. P. Schwerin of the Pacific Mall com
pany was called to stand. Schwerin testi
fied that beside the fleet of steamers owned
by the company It operates the Mongolia
and Manchuria, which are owned by Har
rlman. Severance called attention to the
minutes, which showed that the Oregon
Short Line owned those steamers, but
Schwerin said that so far as he knew Har
rlman owned them personally, and that
Harrlman charged the Pacific Mall 330,004
a month for the use of the Bt-amera, the
money being sent to New York.
Scbwetin testified that the San Francisco
& Portland Steamship company, of which
he Is president, had recently raised steam
ship rates, and that at the same time the
Southern Paclfle raised Its rate to Port
land. Commissioner Lane brought out the
fact that the rise of the steamship rates
followed a conversation on the subject with
Traffic Manager Luce of the Southern Pa.
Schwerin volunteered the statement that
there was no real competition between the
railway and the steamers, because the
steamers give better service and get more
freight than they can handle without so
licitation. This statement was not relished
by the railroad men present. It was after
wards modified by Schwerin as applying
only to present temporary conditions.
FIVE MEN KILLED IN WINE
Powder Explosion In Illinois Resnlts
In Death of Miner Other
ST. IXHTI8. Jan. 80. A special to th
Post-Dispatch from Mirlon. 111., says: Five
men were killed and eleven were hurt by
an explosion of powder in the Johnson
City and Big Muddy coal mine at Johnson
City, which occurred yesterday afternoon.
The coroner's report shows the following
names of dead:
ROMEO FORH EN BAKER,
FR ANCIS MAI H ER. .
JK8SK M. DAV18.
The eleven reported hurt were burned and
physicians state that several of the burned
miners are so seriously Injured that they
will likely die.
The most seriously Injured are:
Oscar Sice. ' " i
The explosion occurred near th cage
landing in th mine.
INCENDIARY USES A GUN
Two Men Wonnded Before Insnnn
Mnn 1 Takes la West
NEW MARTTNbVILLE, W. Va., Jan. 0.
Claiming that God bad Instructed him to
burn th town of Smlthfleld, Harry Howard
I was arrested there last evening as he was
I emerging from a hotel, which. It is said,
. ... ,,,..,. , ...
h had attempted to fir, along with thre
i other buildings from which flames were
bursting. Th . nres, nowever, were ex
tinguished with small loss.
Howard resisted arrest and before he
was captured shot and probably fatally
wounded Earl and Grover Hlldebrand.
Bom of his shots also wounded the chief
of police and constable.
After he had been locked up a mob at
tacked the building for th purpose of
lynching him, but the crowd was driven
off and th prlsvusr socrslly brought to
1U Uere ?
POLLARD GIVEN A HEARING
Poaadlaa; Away Hla Bill to Settle
Qaeatloa of Salary, of
(From a Staft Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 30. (Special
Telegrsm.) Congressman Pollard had a
hearing today before the Judiciary com
mittee of the house on his bill fixing
the time when salaries of members
should begin yrhd are elected to fill
vacancies. Mr. Pollard discussed the
entire salary question generally. He re
viewed all the facts In relation to the
payment of money by the sergeant-at-arms
and practically went Into the whole
subject affecting the manner and meth
ods In which the compensation members
receive Is paid. He asked of the commit
tee that they make a report on the law
points Involved so that a member of con
gress hereafter elected, as he was elected
to succedd Senator Burkett, may be thor
oughly understood. One point that he
brought, out seemed extremely pertinent
now that congress has raised the salaries
of those' who will occupy seats in the
sixtieth congress; he saw no reason, why
a man should be paid a salary which he
did not earn. He also argued in favor of
a favorable report on his bill which
Axes the time when a member's salary
shall begin, who Is elected to fill vacancy.
While he had no assurance from mem
bers of the committee that the bill would
be reported favorably, he believes that It
will come out of committee, but beyond
that he did not desire to make a predic
tion. Congressman Klnkald today, at the re
quest of Mayor James Dahlman of Omah.,
presented to the president Mr. Metcalfe's
book entitled "Of Such Is The Kingdom."
Judge Klnkald was asked to make this
presentation because he happened to be
former constituent of the member from
the sixth district.
The following is the text of Senator
Burkett's amendment to the sundry civil
bill in relation to on appropriation f
$141,000 for the purchase of land at Fort
Robinson: "For acquisition, by purchase
or cendemnatlon, of about 16,000 acres cf
land lying between and adjacent to the
military reservation and the wood and
timber reservation of Fort Robinson, Neb.,
$140,000 or so much thereof as tne Secre
tary of war may deem necessary." Tho
amendment instead of going to the ap
propriation committee, which has charge
of appropriation bills, was sent right to
the military affairs committee, and It is
understood a favorable report will be
made on the amendment at tomorrow's
session of the committee and be attached
to the military appropriation bill no
pending In that body. The War depart
ment has reported favorably on the ap
propriation and It la the entering wedge
to make Fort Robinson one of the largest
brigade posts of the army.
Representative Kennedy today was notl
fled by the pension bureau that a pension
of $10 per month has been granted to
Lewis D. Hulett of Omaha
The senate committee on claims at its
meeting today ordered a favorable report
on the bill Introduced fn the house by Rep
resentative Martin of South Dakota to pro
vide for the payment rt overtime claims of
lettar carriers exu'Vd. from Judgment aa
barred by the statute of limitations.' To
pay these will cost the government $33,943,
representlnavservice actually performed by
them as letter carriers In excess of eight
hours per day and reported by the commit
sioners to' the court of claims.
The proposed bill will benefit thirty-five
carriers In Omaha In varying amounts,
none higher in Individual cases than $220;
two carriers In South Omaha, two In Be
atrice, one in Fremont, three In Grand
Island, two In Hastings, four In Lincoln
and four In Nebraska City. . The following
number of carriers In Iowa postofflces will
be benefited: Burlington, fourteen; Clinton,
three; Council Bluffs, two; Dubuque, four.
and Muscatine, one. F. W. Sexton, brother
and next of kin of Edwin J. Sexton, Sioux
Senator Burkett today Introduced a bill
to Increase the pension of John Conrad,
Crai. Neb., to $30 per month.
He also laid before the senate resolutions
adopted by the Norfolk Commercial club
commending First Assistant Postmaster
Oeneral Hitchcock for his action In calling
for a classification of postal clerks and sug
gesting that their salaries be Increased.
The application of the Dakota Bank and
Trust company, Aberdeen, 8. D., to con
vert its bank into a national bank, to be
known officially as The Dakota National
Bank of Aberdeen, with a capital of $50,000,
was today approved by the comptroller of
the currency. '
J. A. Swanson and Miss Swanson of
Omaha are In Washington, guests at the
The following postmasters hsve been ap
pointed: Nebraska, Sedlov, Valley county,
Stanlslov Oarbaes, vice F. Z. Ulkosky. re-
signed. Bouth Dakota, Englewood. Law-
pence county. Earl A. Chambers, vice
!. Ci. nue, resigliou, omm, duiib tajumy.
Charles B. Anderson, vice N. E. Wilson.
These appointments have been mad to
fill vacancies In the rural carrier service:
Nebraska, Allen, route 1, Arthur D. Brown
ell, regular. William E. Gelger, substitute;
Edison, route 2, Archie W. Deen, regular.
Henry R. Smith, substitute; Stromsburg,
route 1, John B. Pike, regular, Edward
P. Pike, substitute.
GLENN CREATES COMMOTION
Colonel at Colnmbos Barracks Orders
All Catholle Soldiers to At
COLUMBUS. O., Jan. 80. There Is great
excitement at the barracks here because
of an order Issued by Colonel B. F. Glenn.
the commandant, before he left for Texas
today to defend Major Penrose In' th
Brownsville court-martial, ordering . the
Catholic soldiers to attend services. Some
of the men declare that they will mutiny.
The order says that "the Catholic non-
commissioned officers will march th. men
preserved during the services."
Th War department disapproved a recent
order by Colonel Glenn of similar effect.
SWETTENHAM' TIME SHORT
London Henrs Governor's Resigna
tion Will Be Arrested When
Snceessnr Is Seleoted.
LONDON. Jan. SO. There Is reason to be
lieve that the resignation of Sir Alexander
Bwettenham, governor of Jamaica, has been
accepted, although the officials of the for
eign office refuse all Information on the
subject. This official reticence Is attributed
to a desire to complete the arrangements
fer a succession to the post before an
nouncing Bwettenham's retirement. It Is
expected that the latter will leave tha
Island as soon as details can be completed
for handing over th affaire Of bis offlu.
DUET BY 'PHONE COMPANIES
Independent! and the Bell People Are Bew
on the Same Tack.
SAY IT IS WRONG TO FORCE CONNECTIONS
Senator Epperson Defends His Bill
and Insists Telephones Are Pnhllc
Carriers and the Pnbllo Has
Rights to Conserve,
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb., Jan. 30. (Special Tele
gramsThe Nebraska Telephone company
and the Independent Telephone companies
crawled Into the same bed tonight and hid
behind the same cover in a discussion of
the Epperson bill, which requires all tele
phone companies to make physical connec
tions of their property. Frank Woods, the
representative of the Independent compa
nies, had to back water to a painful de
gree to get In the same position with his
rival, while Attorney Morsman of the Ne
braska company stood pat and said, "I
told you so." Woods Is fighting against
the same principle for which he contended
two years ago. At that time, however,
the Independents were trying to get Into
Omaha, while now these corporations think
they are able to stand alonej
The change of heart was thrown up to
Mr. Woods repeatedly, amid the laughter
of the members of the committee and a
large crowd, but he bravely stuck to his
text, that to make all companies unit would
lo connsoate property witnout process ,
of law and would wipe out competition and i
give a monopoly again to the stronger com- ,
pany. He used, with variations, the same ,
argument made by Mr. Morsman two years
ago. and he went back on his old friend.
oenaior rpperson, wno laDorea so nara tor
him in the last legislature. Ex-Senator
Dlmery spoke against the bill, because, he
said. It would permit the gobbling up of the
farmers' telephones In Seward county.
Senator Epperson, the sponsor of the bill,
said the arguments used were the same
used by the railroads twenty years ago
when they were compelled to furnish con
nections with competing lines. The tele
phone, he said, is a common carrier and
should transmit messages at rates to be
agreed upon or made by the railway com
mission. The committee did not report on the bill.
HEARING 'OX CHRISTIAN SCIBJtCK
Indications Bills Pendlnsr In Lesrlsla-l
tore Mill Be Modified.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN-. Jan. 80 (Special Telegram.)
Between 600 and 000 people swarmed into
representative hall tonight at a meeting
of the Joint medical committee on the so
called anti-Christian Science bills.
The audience is said to have been the
largest that ever attended a meeting of
a legislative commjttee, and except for the
members of the legislature. It was almost
entirely in sympathy with the Christian
Scientists. Several prominent Lincoln at
torneys and business men were present. As
result of the meeting those back of the
bills requiring Christian Selene healers to
take an examination tn medical branches
before the state board showed a disposition
to require a minimum amount of subjects
necessary to enable the healers to diagnose
contagious diseases. The discussion be
tween the physicians and members of the
Christian Science church grew somewhat
heated at times.
Judge Ewing of Chicago was the prin
cipal speaker. He talked for an hour and
took the position that If Christian Science
was a bad thing it ought to be prohibited,
and not licensed for a fee. If not, he con
tended, the legislature ought not to Inter
fere with it.
Dr. Brash, secretary of the State Board
of Health and the author of the bills, was
present, and In a running fire of questions
declared his only purpose was to prevent
the spread of contagious diseases. He said
he knew of no case where a Christian
Scientist had refused to report contagious
diseases as soon as their nature was dis
covered, but he said frequently they would
not find out the disease was contagious
until It was too late. His position, he said,
was that the healers should have enough
knowledge of medical branches to be able
to diagnose disease.
Representative Davis of Cass made a
dramatic address, In which he declared his
mother's life should have been saved by
Christian Science, and Joe Burns of Lan
caster, who favored the bill two years ago,
made a hit with the crowd by declaring
he would fight it this year with all his
power. Representative Springer spoke In
favor of the bill and Patrick, Barnes and
Thleasen against It. Drs. , Marsh, Dodson
and WIlHon, members of the medical com
mittee, spoke for the bill. At the close of
tha meeting there was some feeling that a
j compromig, measure reducing the .require-
j menU might be proposed as a substitute
i tor Dresent bill.
PROCEEDINGS OK TUB HOI'S K
Acrtcnltnrnl Bill Passed After Severnl
Amendments Are Aareed To
WASHINGTON. Jan. 30. The house com
pleted the agricultural appropriation bill
today, after adopting sundry amendments.
The feature was a speech made with a
view to Justification of the present meat In
spection law by Representative Wads-worth
of New York, who retires with the close if
the session. He took the president seri
ously to task for the latter's letter of last
summer In revere criticism of the bill. The
diplomatic and consular appropriation bill
was sent to conference, th managers on
the part of the house being Messrs. Cous
ins of Iowa, C. B. Landis of Indiana and
Howard of Georgia.
The river and harbor appropriation bill,
carrying $84,000,000 In round numbers, was
taken up. no time being agreed upon for
the close of general debate.
At 8:15 p. m. th house adjourned.
Representative Lacey of Iowa led a win
ning fight today In restoring to the agrt
culluml appropriation bill a section relat
ing to biological Investigations and appro-
prtatlng $44,430 for the purpose of making
a aclentine stuay or tne rood nabits or
North American birds and mammals In re
lation to agriculture, horticulture and for
estry. The white fly of Florida, the thrips of
California and the root worm In the grape
vineyards of Pennsylvania and the middle
west also were considered by th houne In
connection with th agricultural appropria
Bv united r-ctlon the delegations from the
sections named were enabled to poll sev-
enty-flv votes against thirty-six In favor '
. i ,h- .mr,. . ...h. I- .,..!
of Increasing the amount set aside In the
bill for entomological Investigations to the
extent of $28,600.
Representative Haynes of California, who
offered the bill including the amount, said
that as this Is a big country the $76,000
used by the agricultural committee for en
tomological Investigations would not go
very far. California, he said, had never
had any work don along the lines pro
posed, but there was dsuuuid for lb
RACE RIOT IN PITTSBURG
Mob (iathers In Heart of Boslnrss
District and Tales to Lynch
FITTSRl'RO. Jan. SO. C. A. Jackson, a
negro, bleeding from many wounds. Is
locked up, following an exciting and al
most successful attempt to lynch him to
tight by a crowd of several hundred per
sons in the heart of the business district.
A number of unknown negroes who tried
to protect Jackson were roughly used.
Feveral women who were caught In the
crush suffered nervous shocks.
The trouble started In Fifth avenue near
Market street when a newsboy asked the
negro to buy a paper. Jackson shoved the
boy Into the street and the latter threw a
stone that struck the negro on the head.
Jackson then seised the boy and began to
choke him. The street was crowded at
the time and In a moment several men
caught the negro and began to heat him.
Some one cried "Lynch the nigger!" and
hundreds of men and boys rushed upon
Backed up against a building, Jack'on,
trembling with fear, shielded himself as
best he could while the crowd beat him
and tore off his clothing. About this time
several other negroes tried to protect
Jackson and immediately there were cries
of "lynch them!" and "kill the niggers!"
The mob then turned its attention to
the other negroes and soon there were
several fights In progress. Several negroes
were caught and severely handled.
JackBon, terribly beaten, managed to
escape. Hundreds of persons took up the
i chase and the negro was almost caught
wh(m n. )nt1 th. .,. of ,veT.
nollcemen. The officers were attacked by
the rrowd ,. hard n,essed when a largo
forc. f flreItu.n camfl to thelr ala. T10
two forces nej the frenxied mob back un-
tu B pHtrol wagon 0f officers responded to
a riot call.
The crowd was roon dispersed and Jack
son was taken to Jail, where his wounds
were dressed. He Is being held on a
charge of disorderly conduct.
GREAT FREIGHT BLOCKADE
Several Thousand Loaded Cars
Minnesota Terminals Awattlna
Lift Inv of Blockade.
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. SO. Two thousand
cars of freight are being held by the Great
Northern In Minneapolis waiting for lines
to be cleared and engines to move them. All
are loaded with merchandise consigned to
points all over the northwest. Including
thousands of dollars worth of Christmas
goods that have not yet arrived at their
Reports last week showed a large number
of Northern Pacific cars tied up in the
same manner. It is claimed that owing to
the policy of moving only capacity loads,
hundreds of cars were dropped off at In
termediate points when breaks, bad weather
and cold cut down the capacity of engines.
These cars were to have been gathered up
later, but the blockade has made It Impos
sible. WASHINGTON. Jan. 80. A long dispatch
from L. H. Hill, a son of President Hill of
th Great Northern, regarding fuel shortage
conditions In. North' Dakota, came to the
Interstate Commerce commission today! '
Mr. Hill said he had returned from throe
weeks In the snowbound dlrtrtct. Maxbas
and other branch points are suffering for
coal, he says, and everything pmslble Is
being done to open the line. Mr. Hill says
Maxbass Is In the territory served by the
Sod line froi.i Kenmare to Thief River
Falls, 2"0 miles, on which no apparent ef
fort is being made fo open the line. He
says he understands that their section men
have been paid off, which makes neces
sary "our furnishing all their territory with
fuel." He adds that there have been sev
eral men killed In extraordinary efforts to
open these lines, and "we feel great danger
of crowding the mntter too hard."
A dispatch from the mayor of Leeds, N.
D.. says the people are freezing for want
LIVE STOCK FOR INDIANS
Interior Department Will Ask Bids on
Million Dollars' Worth of
WASHINGTON. Jan. . An expendi
ture of nearly $1,000,000 for the purchase
of cattle to supply the needs of the In
dians on reservations In North and Bouth
Dakota, Montana and Arizona will be made
by the Interior department within a short
The commissioner of Indian affairs was
today authorized to Invite proposals for
furnishing and delivering during the fiscal
year 1007. 24,751 heifers, 775 bulls. I,2fi8 mares
and 1,269 milch cows to Indian agencies In
the states referred to at an estimated
cost of $704,420.
The cattle are to be distributed to agen
cies as follows:
Rosebud, 5.0) heifers and 265 bulls; Crow
Creek, 1,046 heifers and 67 bulls; Lower
Brule, 474 heifers and 24 bulls; Cheyenne
River, 2,fino heifers and 50 bulls; Pine Ridge,
(.700 heifers, 136 bulls and the same number
of milch cows, all In North Dakota, and
at Standing Rock. 8. D., 6.469 heifers. 140
bulls. 940 mares and 940 milch cows; San
tee agency, Nebraska, 1,127 heifers and 40
bulls and an additional allowance of 816
heifers and 24 bulla are to be allowed tha
Santees and Ponca Indiana at that agency.
At Fort Apache agency In Arizona the
Indians will be allowed 600 heifers and
Tongue River Indians, In Montana, 1,000
heifers and 40 bulls.
NO "CORNER" IN COPPER
Senator Clark Says Prod met f Mines
for Three Months Is
WASHINGTON, Jan. .-8enator Clark
today emphatically denied that copper pro
ducing companies are accumulating stocks
of copper for speculative or other pur- I
poses, as charged by James Noroton, presl-
, K.r.h mi r,.,. ..
sociatlon, tn a letter sent by him to the at
torney general. Senator Clark says he has
advices from New York to the effect that
Noroton and his company are unknown to
th copper world, and adds:
"I believe the whole matter a 'fake' to
influence the copper market."
'"The demand for Conner." tha ana rrw !
entinnwl -l. larselv In excess of .h
n.,t the mines and it is lmr,,..iki.
I store or accumulate ooDner without hresk.
ing Into regular trade orders which are In
- ". . t. .....
un.e, ..v.. .v ."- uinoijr
to prepare and refine the product from
the time It leaves the mines until it reaches
the market, and it Is preposterous to assert
that any of It is being stored. In fuct. the
entire copper product of the country for the
next three month. 1. sold. Ther. 1. not
now ana never nai wwii amwii copper pro-
duclr.g companies or tnis country any com
bination to control or restrict th cutout
RATE BILL IS READY
Enboommittee Complete! Maainre Pealinc
with Fastent-er Tares.
COMMISSION MEASURE ALMOST ' DONE
Expectatien it Will Be Beady to Beport
Eome Time Thunder.
POWERS GRANTED IT ARE SWEEPING
Orders to Hold Good lending Deoliien of
Appeal to Court.
APPROPRIATIONS Mi BEING SCANNED
ealslatore Will Insist on Drnalt)
Statement by Head of State Insti
tutions of Whnt Money Is
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 30. (Upecial.) The pas
senger tale bill is reudy for action at th
hands of the Joint raiiroud committee; til
commission bill proper will be nauy some
time tomorrow, and the anti-pass bill is
on the road to completion. These bills
now are In the lianas of sub-committees
selected from the Joint committee, and be
fore being Introduced Into the house and
senate, of course, must run the gauntlet
of the Joint cummliue. Inasmuch, how
ever, as the general outline of all the bills
was discussed before the sub-committees
were appointed, it Is thought more than
probable the Joint committee will merely
endorse what has been done by the Joint
committees and the bills will be Introduced
the latter part of the week.
While there Is considerable discussion
over the anti-pass bill, regarding who
should be exempt from its provisions, th
measure, which vfll draw the most fir
and be of the most Importance, If on
measure Is any more important than an
other, Is the commission bill proper. The
bill gives to the railway commission ab
solute power to regulate freight rates, and
while It protects th railroads from an un
just or incompetent commission. It makes
it extremely difficult for a railroad to set
an order of the commission aside unless
It is shown conclusively that th order la
unjust. The sub-committee has worked
with the Idea In mind that all orders
against whlah there are protests should
be settled at the very earliest possible date
and while the railroads and th commis
sion are at law over the temporary In
junction the order of the commission re
mains In force, It being up to the railroads
practically to try their case on Its merits
before even a temporary Injunction shall
Method of Apneal.
This' Is provided for by compelling th
roads first to appeal to th commission
when they object to a rat. A full hearing
is granted, and upon going Into the dis
trict court, the bill having designated this ,
court, the ( railroads must HI with their
petition for an Injunction -a-opy of th
order of the commission, a transcript of -the
testimony taken before the commission,
as well a the final decision of the com
mission. Incidentally the railroad has to
pay for Its transcript of the testimony bo
fore the commission. By making It
misdemeanor to disobey an order of the
commission the bill compels the railroads
to come Into the state courts and not to
the federal courts, as they have don In
the past. The punishment fixed In the bill
for a violation of the orders of the com
mission is a fine of not less than $100 nor
more than $5,000, with the added penalty
of a Jail sentence for th employe who
disobeys an order of not less than ten nor
more than thirty days.
It Is provided th railway commission
shall ask the railroads for their schedule
of rates In effect January 1, 1007, and fu
ture orders are to be based on the charges
trade at that time. It is compulsory for
the railroads to furnish this Information.
When the commission makes an order It
shall go Into effect In not less than thirty
nor mors than sixty days, and If th rail
roads desire to object they' mdst do so
within th thirty days In th manner out
lined. The roods are required to furnish
detailed statements of their earnings and
other information demanded by the com
missioners, Including accounts and causes
of accidents. The commissioners ar re
quired to Inspect the railroad bridges and
roadbed, though this Is left In a larg
measure to the discretion of th commis
sion. The sections mentioned have already
been prepared and the remainder of tha bill
Is largely a matter of routine. The sala
ries of the commissioners probably will be
fixed by this commute at $2,600 a year.
The railroad commission Is given power
over all common carriers the same as rail
roads. Including telephone and express
companies, car companies and Interurban
companies. The commission shall .have a
secretary, to be paid $2,500 a year and two
clerks at $1,200 each and other help It may
Pleased wlh Deaf School.
Representative Rejcha of Lancaster
county, who Is a member of the committee
which Inspected the Institute tor th Deaf
and Dumb at Omaha yesterday, is well
pleased with the way In whloti the schoql
I has been conducted and spoks In very com-
pllmentary terms of the management.
"I was very much gratified at the progress
the pupils of the school are making," said
the Lancaster member, "and was very
much surprised. I consider this one of the
state's most valuable and worthy Institu
tions. Wa saw one case there of a Woman
2S years of age who Just recently came to
the school. She could neither speak nor
hear, of course, and had never had any
kind of school), ig. She Is doing remarka
bly well and making wonderful progress."
Incidentally, however. Superintendent
Stewart, as well as the heads of other
state Institutions, may have to change
....i. -... I ..,,. M I ..A .Ilk V 1 .... I.. I .....
before they get favoA.Me action. Mr.
Stewart, as welt as other heads of stats
Institutions, mentioned "etc." In explaining
wm" ll'"'pr.wo, , , .r. mere
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snow now mutn oi iuo ai'ifiujnauim im ror
"etc." In other words, more detailed state,
ments likely will be asked for.
Mr. Stewart estimates he will need $K3,-
575 to maintain his Institution during th
; blennlum. He filed this estimate with th
a'rlr superintendent $ $,)
HaUry matron and housekeeper X.uit
Salaries teachers, supervisors, physl
clun. nurse clerk, etc
' Jiaint" nance
Furniture and "bedding
Supplies f.or industries
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books, si hool sup-
Drugs and medicines
Improvements on farm
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