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OMAIIA, SATURDAY, M6RNINO, MARCH . 2, 1907-SIXTEEN PAGES.
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SHIP SUBSIDY WLNS
Heme Fuses the Measure After Sharp
BILL 13 DEFEATED ON FIRST VOTE
idi Etlly and it Goes Through After
Three Hours' Struggle,
POSTOFFICE BILL FINALLY PASSED
Both Houms Agree to Bport Whioh
Inoladei Bemte Amendments.
MORE PAY FOR CARRIERS AND CLERKS
"" "" " "
Maximum Salary Placed at f 1,200 aad
' Raral Carriers Arc to Get fnoo
Geaeral Deteleacy Bill
WASHINGTON. March 1. The house
this afternoon passed tha ship subsidy hill,
after one of the most Interesting fights
seen In recent years. On the. first vote the
democrats and the Insurgent republicans
bad rotes enough to defeat the measure,
but after three hours of fierce contest the
bill as perfected In the committee of the
whole, striking out provisions . for steam
mnll linns from the Pacific coast to the
orient was finally passed by eleven major
Ity. Fifty-two republicans voted with the
democrats on the first ballot and forty-ono
on the final ballot.
After the passage of the ship subsidy bill,
the general deficiency bill was taken up
and passed. An amendment by Mr. Gros-
venor of Ohio was adopted, giving to all
employes of congress cone month's extra
pay. On a- point of order made by mem
bers from the Paclflo coast . the proposed
reduction 'of mileage for senators and rep
resentatives from 30 cents to S cents a mile
'Mr. Littauer of New York' and Mr.
Tawney of. Minnesota offered amendments
to the general deficiency bill for the re
classification of the clerical force of the
departments of the government, but they
Went out on a point of order. There was
no debate on the amendment permitting the
secretary of the treasury to receive from
the Cuban government moneys 'to relm
burse the amount paid out by this govern-
ment for present Intervention.
The house agreed to the conference re
port on the postofflce appropriation bill
and adopted It. A bill was passed provid
ing for the creation of an Industrial peace
commission, which la to administer . the
ttri.OOO which president Roosevelt received
from the Nobel prise fund.
Fleht Over Subsidy Bill.
It has been years since the house was
the scene of so royal a battle between the
two great parties as It witnessed there
today over the ship subsidy bill. The bill
was passed, but not until after it had bee i
one defeated and this fact In itself snows
bow close the alignment was. When the
rs,t vote disclosed a majority against the
asure the democrats and their repumi-
allies made tha house ring with their
lars. There were several roll calls be
fore the final favorable result was secured.
The vote on the Littauer substitute was
defeated on the first vote, ayes 154, nays 1S1.
The democrats could, not retain their lead
power, however, for on a vote to lay on
the table a motion, to re-conslder, the op
ponents of the ship subsidy were defeated,
166 to 169, and the vote to re-conslder the
first vote was adopted, 164 to 164.
Immediately , after the first ballot de
sertions began and on tha final vote to
pass the bill 'as amended the work done
by the republican leaders during the battle
was made manifest. The bill was passed.
It to 144.
The following republicans voted with the
democrats in opposition:
Burton Of Ohio; Campbell. Kansas; Chap
man. Illinois; Cooper, Wisconsin: Darragh,
Michigan; Davidson, Wisconsin; Davis.
Minnesota: Fordney, Michigan; Foster,
Vermont; Fulkeiaon, Missouri; Qtlham, In
diana; Graff, Illinois; Gronna, North Da
kota; Hamilton, Michigan; Hlnsliaw, Ne
braska; Holllday, Indiana; " Jenkins, Wis
consin; Klnkald, Nebraska; Knopf, Illinois;
C. H. Landls, Indiana; Fred Landls. In
diana; Lawrence, Massachusetts; Ixrwden,
Illinois: McCarthy, Nebraska; MrOavin,
Illinois; McKlnney, Illinois; Mann, Illinois;
Marshall, North Dakota; Miller, Kansas;
Mouser, Ohio; Murdork, Kansas; Nelson,
Wisconsin; Perkins, New York; Stafford,
Wisconsin; Bteenerson, Minnesota; Stevens.
Minnesota; Volstead, Minnesota; Webber,
Ohio; Weem, Ohio; . Wilson, Illinois; Wood
. yard. West Virginia.
Fifty-two' republicans voted with the
democrats on the first roll call. On the
motion of Mr. Williams to lay the motion
to reconsider on the table, fifty republicans
voted with the democrats. On the vote to
adopt the substitute there were forty-three
republican 'Insurgents," and on its final
passage there were forty--one. y
Subsidies for Pair Lines
Only four steamship lines are to be sub
sidised under the measure in tha form
finally agreed upon and all of these era to 1
sail tor South American porta. One of tha ! -lines
will be from the Anantio coast to i
Brazil, a second from the Altantlc coast ( -
to Argentina, the third between tha Gulf
of Mexico and Brasll. The fourth Una will
be from tha Paclflo coast to Panama, Peru
and Chile. '
The annual subsidy for each of these
line Is to be 1300,000 -for a monthly mall
service or $i0r),000 for m fortnightly service,
excepting the Argentine line, which is to
have IfcJO.ftjO for a monthly survlce pr
SWO.OOO for a fortnightly service. No Amer
ican cities are named as porta from which
any of the lines are to start and the bill
Is so worded that the Hue in the Paclflo
to South America can touch at any num
ber of ports In the United States.
The same Is true of the Atlantic lines.
The bill provides that vessels profiting by
the subvention must have a speed of not
less than sixteen knots. It has been re
peatedly stated on the floor of the house
that no ships now engaged In the South
viurlcao trade can make any such speed.
Lines fe Orient Stricken Ont.
When the bill was taken up the amend
ment presented by Mr. Townsend of Michi
gan striking out the steamship line from
Pacific coast ports to Hawaii, Japan and
the Philippines waa pending.
Mr. Townsend spoke la support of his
amendment and It was adopted. 134 to luo.
Following upon hla advantage, Mr.
Townsend moved to - strike out the line
from Pvget sound to the orient, and that
motion also prevailed, 130 to 10S. Then the
line to Australasia went out. 12 to 111.
An amendment by Mr. Fordney of Mich
igan reducing the subsidy for the Una to
Buenos Ayres from ttuu,0u0 to 2224,000 was
lost, Ul to 140.
Mr. Humphrey of Washington moved
that the line from tha Gulf of Mexico to
the Isthmus of Panama be stricken out.
Continued e SUla fagaj
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Saturday, March 2, 190T.
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VHKCAST FOR ' NEBRASKA Fair
Saturday and warmer In eastern portion.
FORECAST FOR IOWA Fair Baturday
and warmer In western portion. Sunday
fair. . . .1 .
Temperature in Omaha yesieraay:
Nebraska house passes the anti-pass b!ll
after lengthy discussion. All efforts to
amend It are voted down. Railway
Commission bill discussed and same sen
timent Is manifested regarding- amend
ments to that measure. t Page 1
Governor will neither sign nor veto the
2-cent fare bill and allow It to become a
law by failure to return It to legislature
within five days. Page 1
South Dakota house passes, at third
trial, bill placing legal department of j
railway commission under attorney gen
eral. P 1
Senator Thomas . Introduces bill to
amend Omaha charter, containing, among
other things, a provision takjng away
from the mayor and council the right to
regulate telephone service and charges.
Nebraska delegation divides evenly on
the ship subsidy bill. PSe
Both houses of congress agree to con
ference, report on postofflce bill. 'It flx?s
maximum salary of clerks and carriers at
$1,200, and pay of rural carriers at 1300.
House passes the ship subsidy bill after
striking out provision for fast mall lines
from Pacific ports to the Orient.
August Under of Norfolk kills himself
because he iwaa all alone In the world.
Body not found for two days. Page 3
State Treasurer Brian files statement
for December showing cash in treasury in
creased during the month. Page S
Coal company In which Elmer E.
Thomas Is Interested' in hands of re
ceiver. Directors charged with fraudulent
manipulation. . Ps"e 1
Heirs of Mrs. Mary Baker Glover Eddy
file suit against trustees of Christian Sci
ence church for an accounting of her
District Attorney Jerome spends day in
orose-examlning Dr. Evans. The partially
succeeds in getting witness to say pris
oner may be suffering from for mof in
sanity generally incurable. Page
Court refuses to allow prosecutors in
Adams case to introduce new evidence
which would have greatly discredited al
ibi of defendant. . . Page
Western railroads declare they will test
2-cent fare laws In courts. Page 1
Wreck at Pedro, Wyo., kills six railroad
employes. Pegs S
Tornado In Arkansas damages town of
Washington and kills two people. Page IB
Germany will offer no objection to dis
cussion of limitation of armaments at The
Hague conference. Page X
Henry M. Whitney, director of Boston
"Maine railroad, tells W. "J. Bryan he
must assure public of Intention to pay for
property all It Is worth before govern
ment ownership can be embraced.
Vice President Mohler declares rail
roads must retrench In face of adverse
legislation. Page B
Two plans proposed for remodelling the
county jail, and will be considered by the
commissioners. Page XX
R. C. Peters A Co. take out permits for
fifteen buildings, to cost in aggregate
145.000. . .Page XX
Conference between street railway
men's union and company officials Is with
out result. Pags XX
Bassett divorce case, begun In district
court February IS, ends, and Judge Red
Ick will confer with attorneys today be
fore deciding custody of children and al
imony If wife gets children. Page
Coulter of Omaha Is given the decision
of Williams of-Toek in a ten-round
bout before the Osthoff Athletlo club.
PXHABTOXAX AJTD COVsCXBOXAXt
Omaha llva stock market. Page XS
Omaha grain market. Page XB
Omaha general market. Pre 13
New York stocks and bonds. Page 13
ROADS TO FIGHT TWO-CENT
John H. Baldwin Bays Rate Content
' slates Redaction - of One
Third la Reveaaea.
CHICAGO., March L Tfce western - rail
roads have determined to fight in the courts
all state laws making 1 cents a mile the
maximum passenger rate. ;
"Wa have not determined what we will
do In the matter of figntlng tha I-oent
rata." said John N. Baldwin, general so
licitor of the Union Pacific. "We are now
taking the matter up and It we find the , believed to be a proceeding for her real In
rate wlU be confiscatory we will be com- 1 1?,0"'1 ' noIr .'c1'' s'alnst Christian
pel led to fight it. With the cost of every.
thing increasing -which ths railroads have
to buy. Including the increase ln pay to
labor and the taxes, it looks as though
the roads could not possibly stand a reduc
tion In revenues amounting to 33 per cent,
as the B-cent maximum passenger rate bill
JOE LEITER IS CONVICTED
Coal Operator Poaad Gallty of Allow,
laa; rallceased Inspectors to
BENTON. 111.. March 1. Joseph Leltsr,
owner of the town and coal mines of Zelg
ler. III., tonight was found guilty of allow
ing his mines to be Inspected by a person
not having a certificate of competency.
Ths case grew out of aa explosion In one
of Letter's mines, killing fifty-seven miners.
The case began Monday and arguments
wre tlulabod yesterday.
MRS. EDDY'S SON FILES SUIT
Heiri of Bead of Christian Scienoe Church
, Atk for Aooountinc: of Property.
oILL IS DIRECTED AGAINST THE TRUSTEES
Woman Is Aliened to Be Mentally
Incompetent to Transact Business
Beeasit of Advanced Age
Vast (hi Involved.
CONCORD. N. H., March L-A bill In
equity to secure an accounting of the
financial affairs of Mrs. Mary Baker Glover
Eddy, head of the Christian Bclence church,
was filed In the superior court for Mer'
rlmac county today by Mrs. Eddy's son.
George W. Glover of Deadwood. B. D., and
his daughter. Miss Mary Baker Glover, and
George W. Baker of Bangor, Me;, nephew
and "next friend" of Mrs. Eddy. The, bill
Is directed against Alfred Farlow and other
trustees of the Christian Scienee church
in Boston and Calvin A. Frye, Mrs. Eddy s
secretary, Lewis O. Strang, her assistant
secretary, and Herman 8. Herring, first
reader of the church In Concorn.
Besides' demanding an accounting of all
transactions regarding Mrs. Eddy's affairs,
the bill asks for restitution in case any
wrong doing appears; for an injunction
during litigation against interference with
her property and business, and for a re
In a statement Issued tonight by former
United States Senator William E. Chandler,
special counsel In the action, it is declared
Mr. Glover is actuated by no spirit of
disrespect to his mother, but believes that
the proceeding Is In her real Interest.
Snlt Not A vain at Church.
Mr. Glover says the action Is not directed
against the religion of the Christian Scien
tists. The statement further states that
Mr. Glover had . long thought his mother
waa growing too feeble In body and mind.
to attend to Important business matters,
but that for a long time he was unable to
confirm this suspicion because those about
her seemed unwilling to allow her nearest
relatives to have an interview long enough
to reveal her actual condition, i
Early In January It Is said Mr. Glover,
during a visit to Concord, was enabled to
have a short talk; with ' his mother and
after due consideration he decided on the
present action as an imperative duty too
long neglected. Specifically the bill alfeges
that the nominal plaintiff, Mrs. Eddy, who
sues "by her next rnena, nas lor a long
time been Incompetent to do business or
understand transactions conducted In her
name. The next allegation Is that the de
fendants have possessed themselves of her
personal property and have carried on her
It Is also alleged that the defendants,
knowing of her Infirmity, have become
trustees for nearly all her property which
has come Into her possession and are bound
to give account thereof and of all the
transactions In her name.
It is declared that there is reason to fear
the defendants wrongfully converted, some
of her property to their own use and that
there are transections of which an account
should be given. v .. - . , -
, John W. Kelly of Portsmouth and the
firm of Martin Howe of Concord appear
as counsel In the case for the plaintiff.
with: former Senator Chandler acting as
special counsel., . j
Mr. Chandler's statement follows:
Vast Property Involved.
Mr. George W. Glover and his daughter,
Miss Mary Baker Glover, have Investigated
the condition of Mr. Glover's mother, Mrs.
Mary Baker Glover Eddy at Concord, N.
H. Mr. Glover had for some time been In
clined to believe that Mrs. Ettdy, In her
old age, 86 years now, has been growing
too feeble In body and mind to attend to
extensive and important matters, but the
various persons living with Mrs. Eddy had
so persisitentiy prevented any other per
sons, even her relatives, from having any
but momentary Interviews with her that
Mr. Glover had not been abte to test his
fears by any prolonged visit. He and his
daughter, however, on January 2 were per
mitted to see Mrs. Eddy for three-quarters
of an hour and the result of that Interview
j was to confirm their utmost apprehensions
ana to convince inern mm sue w nri
capable of transacting business.
She was weak bodily and her mind was
clouded and enfeebled and possessed by
strange and erratic notions. It was clear
to them that It was net Insanity, hut that
her mental faculties were so Impaired that
she could not attend to financial affairs nor
give Intelligent -direction to any business
Various incidents connected with their
stay and facts which they learned from
several sources tended to strengthen these
conclusions as to Mrs. Eddy's Incapacity
for business. Mr. Glover and his daughter
further learned that Mrs. Kddyls secular
business seems to be larger than ever.
She is still president of the Metaphysical
College of Healing and head of the body
of 3.4UU practicing healers, though she doos
not personally give treatment.
The copyrights of "Science end Health,"
a book of. enormous sale, still stands In
her name, while all the other copyrights
of Christian Science books and weekly,
monthly and quarterly periodicals are In
her name. 8he retains her place as head
of the mother church at Boston with 40,
It seemed to Mr. Glover certain that the
Income from these sources must be vast
all gathered In by reason of the use of
Mrs. Eddy's name, raised largely by active
movements, nominally headed by her and
to much of which she must be personally
It was clear that as Mrs. Eddy oould not
personally do anything about this enormous
business carried or) by her authority, and
much of it in hnr name, necessarily It was
all conducted by the various persons sur
rounding her at Concord and In charge of
affairs at Boston, who were not under any
real responsibility' to her for what they
Therefore Mr. ' Glover, after consulting
with counsel, concluded It was his duty to
have his mother take action for tha pro
tection of her pre pert y. He did not make
a hasty decision, but gave long and full
consideration to this question. At last he
was advised that equity courts have au
thority to take charge of the property of
enfeebled persons like Mrs. Eddv. anri tn
; see that those having It In their control
oo noi mismanage or convert any of It to
their own use, and that an equity suit
mlirht be brought against them in Mrs.
Eddy's name, by her son, her relatives of
any degree, or any good cltlsen willing to
act as her next friend In this suit.
Mr. Glover's action Is not conceived In
any spirit of disrespect or unklndnem to his
morner. Mrs. 1-xmy. Mit Is Intended anil
Science. It merely means only what It pro
fesses to mean, and Mr. Glover considers
his action the Performance of an Impera
tive duty too long neglected.
Mr. Glover Is a son of Mrs. Eddy by her
first husband. He Is not now. in New
Hampshire and It la understood that he
and bis daughter have returned to their
home In Deadwood.
O. V. Baker Is a son of Mrs. Eddy's
brother, the late George Sullivan Baker,
and Is her only surviving nephew.
Mrs. Eddy's Coaaael Talks.
Frank & Streeter, personal counsel for
Mrs. Eddy, gave out the following state
ment tonight: ,
My attention was first called to this pro
ceeding this afternoon. I have not ainoe
conferred with Mrs. Eddy. Within two
weeks she has consulted me several timna
on business matters of Importance. Her
rapacity to manager her business and
other affairs in which she la Interested
cannot be questioned.
W lien the things she has done In behalf
of her son and hr four grandchlldrun
shall be known they and their oounsal
cannot but tutvt taking their present
acUua and the bubUclur Uwtr beve givsii It.
BILL PASSES AJ THIRD TRIAL
Hoase Wonld Place Railway Commis
sion Leaal Department Under
Attorney General. .
PIERRE, 8. D.. March 1. (Special Tele
gram.) The senate bill to place the law
department of the railway commission un
der the attorney general and give the gov
ernor the appointing power for tha scale
inspector was pushed through the house
today. The same bill has been killed twice
Before as a house bill, but mustered the
necessary votes to get through on the third
trial. Glass opened for the bill, and de
clared the necessity for such, a law was, in
fact, that the present attorney for tha
commission was selected and placed where
he Is by the railroads, and. In further re
sponse to remarks of Browne, said that
every member of the oommlsslon since
1897, with one exception, had been selected
by the railroads, and after such selection
they had bejn elected.
The senate bill to make the secretary of
the State Board of Agriculture ex-offlclo
commissioner of Immigration failed for
lack of the required votes to carry It as
an appropriation measure.
The senate bill to provide state aid for
high schools did not meet with house ap
proval, and went down, with only thirty
five votes In Its favor.
In the forenoon session of the house Gov
ernor Crawford presented his first veto on
the bill to make records of the State His
torical society, evidence In court, and at
the afternoon session Glass presented a
bill to cure the defects noted by the gov
ernor. The referendum petitions for the county
local option law to be presented to the
people at the next general election were
filed In both houses by State. Secretary
In the house today the senate bill for
government of cities by the Galveston plan
was favorably reported and' the senate re
ported favorably on the bill to provide
revenues for the state educational Institu
tions by direct levy instead of appropria
tion. In the senate the bill to authorise towns
to construct telephone systems wss op
posed by Mundt and Lincoln, 'who at
tempted tp amend It to make It practically
Inoperative, In which he failed, after which
the bill passed. ,
The senate defoajed the house bill to pro
vide for appointment Instead of election of
city assessors and passed the bill to limit
saloon licenses to one for each 800 in
habitants in a town.
The committee of the house selected to go
to Huron to Investigate the needs of an
appropriation for the state fair grounds
will make their trip tomorrow.
DECISION ON 0LE0 TAX CASE
Rnllna; of St. Loots Co art Makes
Changes In Stamp Reg-alatlons
0T. LOUIS, March 1. A decision handed
down by Judge Amtdon In the United
States district court today. In which he
acquitted Cornelius G. Knott, - a retsll
oleomargarine dealer, of a charge of fall
ing to destroy tax stamps on empty tubs.
Is considered by xevenue officials one of
t hi most lirlAortant .ever made and will,
it, s believed, result In changing the oleo,
Judge Amtdon upheld the oontentlon of
the defense that according to the inter
pretation of United States Internal Reve
nue Commissioner John W. Terkes, a re
tail dealer, need not cancel the stamps on
Ch tubs while the tubs contained any-of
the oleomargarine which had come In it
In bis opinion Judge Amidon says that
by a comparison of two sections of the
law It will, be seen that the retail dealer
finds himself between two fires. On the
one hand It la -made a crime for him to
sell except from , original packages, and
under this provision he must retain the
original stamped package, with the stamp
uncancelled as a protection, until he has
disposed of the entire contents of the pack
age. If he falls to do this he subjects
himself to a fine of $1,000 and the product
Is subject to seirure.
On the other hand, say? Judge Amtdon.
whenever an original stamped package is
emptied the dealer must promptly, accord
ing to another section, destroy the stamp.
By the first section, however, Judge Ami.
don holds It is manifest that the tub is
not emptied, even though tha contents have
been removed, If part of the original
product Is left in the t,ub or even on top
"I am aware that this construction en
poses the department to serious abuses,"
stated Judge Amidon, "but I do not see
how the danger can be avoided and give
the statute practical effect."
LIMITATION 0F ARMAMENTS
Gcrmaay Will Offer Ho Objeetioa to
British Plan to Dlseass Matter
'at Tao Hagne.
BERLIN, March L The Associated Press
waa aeml-officlally Informed today that
Germany had not offered any objection to
the purpose of Great Britain to propose
that the question of the limitation of arma
ments shall be placed on the program of
the next peace conference at The Hague.
As a result of the exchanges of opinions
Which have taken place among the cabi
nets on the subject It Is further understood
that no power will oppose the intention of
the British government In this matter, but
it can be forecasted how the several powers
will treat the subject In the conference and
it la not yet officially disclosed In what form
Great Britain will make her proposal.
Antarctic Skip Reports.
LONDON, March I. The Argentina
Antarctic ship Uraguay, which left Buenos
Ayres January 29. 1303, has arrived at
Scotia bay, South Orkney Islands, after a
vnvu af durinr which It n
terea nunareas oi iceuergs nu naevy pack
ice and sustained considerable 'damage.
The Scotia bay station was established by
the Scottish Antarctic expedition of five
years ago and was taken over in 1906 by
the Argentina government, which is con
tinuing the meteorloglcal and raagnetlo ob
servations commenced by the Scottish ex
Dntek Steamer Asbore.
FLUSHING. Holland, March L The
Dutch mall steamer Koenlng Wllhelmtna,
from Queenborough, Erg., went ashore at
o'clock this morning during a thick fog
on a dyke eastward of the entrance of tha
harbor. The passengers and malls were
landed and the vessel la expected to float
at high water. The steamer bad ninety
passcngera on board.
Terrorists Plan Campaign.
LONDON, March L A dispatch from St
Petersburg says that the police have
learned that terrorists have planned a
wholesale assassination of officers by
means ef aUsguises,
WI11TSEY AND BRYAN MEET
Boston Man Wants Kebrukan te Fublisb.
Intention Hot to OonQsoete.
MUST REASSURE PEOPLE ON THIS POINT
Boston A Maine Railroad Director
Says Harrlmaa and HIU Are Pro
suotlnsT Government Owner
William J. Bryan and Henry M. Whit
ney, nominee on the democratlo ticket last
fall for lieutenant governor of Massachu
setts, engaged in a colloquy on the merits
and demerits of government ownership at
the Omaha club yesterday In the presence
of a group of prominent democrats who
were there at lunch together. Mr. "Whit
ney has been out here from Boston fqr
soma days on a visit and Mr. Bryan had
come up the previous night to pronounce
the eulogy at the John A. Crelghton me
morial at the Auditorium.
The controversy between Mr. Whitney
and Mr. Bryan waa Intensely interesting,
particularly in view of tha fact that it
Involved the views of an old-line demo
crat of tha east whose Interests are allied
with the corporations and a radical demo
crat of the west, whose fight Is on the
corporations. But It waa devoid of any
"I am a director In the Boston at Maine
railroad," volunteered Mr. Whitney, "and
yet I can conceive of there being virtue In
the government ownership theory. And
yet, Mr. Bryan, I do not believe tha people
of the east or any other section will ever
embrace your policy until you couple your
declaration of government ownership with
the declaration that the government will
pay the private owners of railroads the
full value of their property in taking it
over. I think you must make this so clear
there can be no misunderstanding before
you succeed In your undertaking."
Do Not Want Confiscation. ' ,
"Oh, we don't advocate confiscation of
property," said Mr. Bryan.
"No. but that Is not all the point, Mr.
Bryan; you must do more than assure the
people you are not in favor of confisca
tion you must make them feel certain of
your sincere Intention to pay for the prop
erty Just what It Is worth in taking it
ove-," rejoined Mr. Whitney. And the
Massachusetts man sought by various ar
guments to bring Mr. Bryan to a frank
commitment on this point, but did not
altogether succeed. 1
I "The difficulty would be," said Mr. Bryan,
'arriving at a satisfactory basis of valua
tion. The railroad would be running In
their stocks and bonds and watered stock."
"Well, I certainly would nbt be In favor
of that." said Mr. Whitney. "I would
favor as the only correct basts tha amount
of what It would take to reproduce the
railroad or the property."
Sentiment Is Grow In a.,
Mr, Bryan did not assent to this propo
sition In exactly that form, but Insisted
on disclaiming any sort of Idea to confis
cate or talcs over property at less than Its
actual value. ......
Mr. Whitney admitted the growing senti
ment of-railroad ownership by the govern
ment though he hlleved government-regulation
was possible and 'better. . '
"I might say." he asserted, "that while
I am not an advocate of government owner
shipfor I am a part owner In a railroad
yet I could approve such a system under
proper conditions if it must come."
"Do you think it will not come?" asked
Mr. Bryan. .
"Well, If we have much more Harrtman
ism I don't know, that Its coming is not
certain," replied the Boetonlan. "I believe
Harrlman and men of his kind are doing
more for government ownership today than
they or we know. People are discovering
things, through these public Investigations,
which they never dreamed of before, and
these discoveries are such as to convince
them that changes In the management of
certain corporations would be great bless
ings to the masses. In this way, it seems
to. me, Mr. Harrlman and Mr. Hill and
men of , that class, are effectually promot
ing the success of the government owner
Among the men who were at the lunch
eon were Congressman Hitchcock, former
Attorney General C. J. Smyth. K. P. Smith,
j W. S. Poppleton and T. J. Mahoney. v
Mr. Whitney waa one of the committee
of men who became Involved in the acri
monious discussion with tha president re
cently over tariff matters, when Mr
Roosevelt intimated in terms of character
istic vigor that his friends had seriously
misstated certain facts. ,
MANY IDLE MEN IN BUTTE
Strike Spreads Rapidly aad la Many
Cases tho WorklnsTaica Are
BUTTE, Mont., March 1. Tha strike of
ths various unions in this city spread
today. In many cases the men have quit,
and in others they were locked out. It la
estimated 1,700 workers are idle ln the
The Butte Worklngmen's union, embrac
ing almost .all sorts of unskilled labor,
had ordered strike today for an In
crease' ln pay, ' The municipality refused
the demand and all work upon the streets
ceased. Many members are at work at
the old schedule, - however, and those
members employed in ' the mines have
not walked out.
Structural work has practically ceased
and building projects aggregating more
than a million dollars will be indefinitely
Manager 3. R. Wharton of the Butte
Street Railway company today submitted
to the worklngmens' union a proposition
which may avert a walkout of the mem
bers ln the company's employe.
Tha crucial point In the local Indus
trial trouble comes tonight when the mill
and smelter men meet to vote upon a
proposition to raise their scale to $4.
Tha federal postal carriers did not re
sign today as had been feared. A bill re
cently passed by congress gives them hope
of an Increase, and the force will contin
ue at work Indefinitely.
BLOW FOR JJUCKET SHOPS
Mlaaesota Snpreme Coart Declares
Chamber of Commerce Owas
Quotations, Tfcoosrb Pablisbcd.
MINNEAPOLIS, March l-Property
rights In grain quotations of the Minne
apolis Chamber of Commerce were strength
ened by a decision of the state supreme
court handed down today In the case of
the Chamber of Cororrerce against J. E.
Walls. The latter la not a member of the
exchange, but claimed the right to use
the quotations on the groupd that tha
chamber's property lights U them wer-
extinguished by the fact it they were
posted In public places and; thereby became
RUBBER RESOLUTION FAVORED
Senator Morgan Asks for Information
aad Matter Goes to tbo .
WASHINGTON, March l.-Penator Mor
gan reported favorably from the committee
on foreign relations today his resolution
calling on the president for Information as
to nny concessions Americana mey have
received from King Leopold for the gath
ering of India rubber In the Congo Free
State. Mr. Morgan asked that the resolu
tion go to the calendar, as he understood
several senators desired to Investigate the
question. The Morgan statement recites
how capitalists of the civilised nations are
pushing Into the rubber forests "with all
manner of monopolistic arrangements for
subjecting this great product the gift of
nature to their craving for wealth."
He arraigned scathingly King Leopold
"for the manner In which he has exptoitsd
the Congo lands in accumulating wealth
to himself by imposing tasks of extreme
cruelty on the native population."
Mr. Morgan charged that the conces
sionaires had been empowered by King
Leopold to "exercise the same distressing
authority over the peoplp, which they have
proceeded to enforce, without restraint and
without responsibility to public opinion,
which should characterise their avarice and
greed In dealing with an Ignorant and sub
i The senator declares that if the Ameri
can company has not communicated ite
transactions to the government of the
United States It Is the plain duty of this
government to make Inquiry aa to the ex
tent of the concession and as to all the
terms and conditions of the grant- 110 avs
also It Is the duty of this, government to
Inquire Into a concession alleged to have
been made by the government of Liberia
of all Its India rubber and mahogany lands
to a British syndicate. Mr. Morgan con
cludes with the following declaration;
It Is the duty of the United States gov
ernment to see to It that no barrier or im
pediment Is created by the act of Leopold
or by any other authority to debar the ex
iled Africans who have tx-en held In slav
cry In the United States from tfce rlclit to
return to their native land ana to npia it
In company with their klnspeople, and
the free and unobstructed opportunity to
enjoy the great advantages which are now
orrereas to them and whlcn tne unitea
States owes to them of reparation In their
own country without let or hindrance..
i ne native resources or central Atric
present vast 'stores of treasure to invite
their Interest ln developing the wealth of
mat country, ana it is time tne unitea
States should Interoiise its lust nowers.
whatever they may be. In Hiding these ex
iles to establish their sovereign rights In the
country that noil has given them.
UNCLE SAM LOOKS FOR THIEF
Cblcf Wllkle at Chicago to Flad
CHICAGO, March l.-the hunt for the
man who stole 2173,000 from the Chicago
subtreasury continues. John E. Wllkle,
chief of the United States secret service.
who arrived here yesterday and took per
sonal charge of the case, strongly Inti
mated last night that suspicions had con
centrated on one man whose name already
has been mentioned In. connection with the
glgantlo theft, but the officials were not
ready for an arrest., . .
George W. Fitzgerald, the teller In the
subtreasury, from whose cage the missing
2178,000 disappeared, was today closely ques
tioned by Chief Wllkle and Captain Porter
of the secret service, but be waa not able
to give any Information beyond that al
ready .In the possession of the government.
Chief Wllkle said today that the gover
ment did not have the numbers of the
missing bills and If they have been turned
over to any outside bank since their dis
appearance the government will not be
able to locate them.
After his examination by Chief Wllkle
and Captain Porter Fitzgerald attempted
to conceal himself. When accosted by a
newspaper man who discovered his place
of attempted concealment, Fitzgerald at
tacked the reporter, knocking him partly
down a flight of stairs. He was greatly ex
cited and his friends had considerable dif
ficulty In calming him.
BOGUS DOCTOR ARRESTED
Kansas City Man Aecased of Stealing
Medical Licenses and Personat
ing Their Owner.
KANSAS CITY. Feb. 28. A man aUeged
to be J. H. Martin, formerly of Qulncy, 111.,
who has been practicing medicine In thla
city under the name of Fred W. Lanolx,
was arrested at his office here today on
the charge of stealing Illinois and Missouri
certificates for the practice of medicine in
those states which belonged to Fred W,
Lanolx, a druggist of Qulncy, now de
ceased, for whom It was said Martin
worked as clerk several years "ago. Mar
tin will also be prosecuted by tike state
on the charge ot making a false affidavit
upon which he obtained a stater certificate,
an offense punishable by a term in the
The city physician filed a complaint
against Martin today charging hbr with
practicing in Kansas City without regis
tering his certificate with the city Board
of Health. Martin's wife was granted a
divorce from him Jn the circuit court to
day. Martin was released bn 2300 bond
and he cannot be found tonight.
Martin waa at the head of a morphine
cure company and had an extensive prac
tice. Martin was married ln Chicago,
where he and his wife It Is alleged, as
sumed the name of Lanolx. He waa ex
posed by the widow of Fred W. Lanolx,
who came here ostensibly to take the cure
which Martin was exploiting.
COLUMBIA CONFERENCE ENDS
Swedlsb Lutherans ot Northwest
Transact Business aad Elect
Officers at Spokane.
SPOKANE. Wash., March 1. (Special.)
The Columbia conference of .the Augustana
synod, which Just closed a six days' meet-
lng ln the eweoisn lutneran cnurcn lu
Dpoaanet it&s tiovivu uikiv viiiv ivi iuv
President. Rev. N. J. W. Nelson, Moscow,
Vle president. Rev. C E. Frisk, Taooma,
Secretary, Rev, G. E. Rydqulst, Astoria,
Treasurer, Rev. C. J. Renhard, Portland,
Delegates to national conference at New
Britain, Conn.: Kv. J. Jeaperson,
Spokane; Rev. Mr. Frisk, Rev. Mr. Nelson
and Rev. Mr. RydqulsU
These directors were elected for Flrch
college at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho:
Rev. J. J'speraon, Spokane, president;
Rv. C R FrlMk. Tacoma: I r. O. A. An,
i demon, Mount Vernon; John Krrlckson,
Spokane; C. B. Green, Moscow, Idaho.
Colonel John F. Flrch of Spokane, who
founded the college, was elected a honorary
member of the advisory committee.
The next conference will take place at
Taooma the fourth week is October,
HOUSE AGAINST PASS
Bill Goes Thronc-h Just ei it Came from
the Joist ft mm it tee.
NUMEROUS EFFORTS TO AMEND IT FAIl
Ho free Bidet tit any Cxoept Bona Fid
Lmplojet of Seeds.
COMMISSION BILL U.NDER ISCUSSIOK
t-ntrMtion of amendment Allowing
hearing is t-ombetted.
GOVERNOR WILL NUi S.GN TWO-CENT EILL
Keltber Will He eto It, but Allow 11
to Become a Law by Not Retara
la It to Lestslatare Wltkla
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, klarch 1. tbpecial.) With
Harvey of Douglas and Hairier of Buffalo
only voting ln the negative and ninety-one
members voting in the aftlrmattve, the
house this afternoon passed the anti-pass
bill prepared by the railroad comntfltee,
with the emergency clause. The bill was
discussed at length ln the committee ot
the whole this morning and numerous
amendments were defeated and this after
noon It was called up and voted upon,
though Hainer tried to get It recommitted,
and then rushed to the senate. It carries
the emergency clause. Both Harvey and
Hamer explained their votes by saying
they were in favor of an antl-paas bill,
such as the platform contemplated, but thla
measure, each said, was too drastic and not
In line with the sentiment of the repub
lican state convention. Those who were
not recorded? on the measure were the -following:
Barnes, Fletcher, Oilman, Hage
melster, Leeder, Staldor, Tucker. All the
rest save the two mentioned voted for the
bill and in justice to those who were absent
It should be said It waa not known the
bill would come up for passage at the
afternoon session. .
At the morning session, when the bill
was discussed In the committee of the
whole. Northwestern Lobbyist Bob McGln
nls occupied a seat ln the gallery and
looked down ln sad-eyed amazement at a
scene so unusual ln a Nebraska legislature.
Around the railing which fences off the
home from the lobby were numerous rail
road employes and pluggera who appeared
equally surprised, as amendment after
amendment was voted down.
' The bill allows bona fide employes of rail
roads to receive pasties and the cars) takers
of live stock, vegetables and p'oultry and
fruit. It knocks out the political railroad
lawyer and surgeon, and allows to ride
free only those lawyers and surgeons who
receive annually a salary of at least 11,000
from the railroad which employs them.
, Debate Becomes Dramatic. '
Numerous amendme.nts Were offered and.
the debate lasted long .and at tlmea be
came dramatic, especially When Hamer
pleaded to exempt from the provisions of
the . bill those ex-employes who had been
retired from service through disability
caused by Injury or old age. The gentle
man from Buffalo made pathetic plea,
for the old timers and Leeder of Douglas
county Joined him with the statement If
Hamer. went down to defeat he, if no one
else, would go with him, but the plea fell
on deaf ears. E. W. Brown tried to amend
to allow lawyers and surgeons paid (600
a year by railroads to receive passes, but
this was killed. Noyes tried to strike out
of the bill the reference to allowing law
yers and surgeons whose salary Is 11,000
to receive transportation, but this waa
burled. Farley then attempted to get la
with an amendment to allow ex-employee
of tire mechanical and operating depart
ment to use free transportation. Jennison
opposed by saying if a person worked for
thirty days for a railroad he would always
be an ex-employe and therefore entitled .
to ride free. Then Cone got la. 1
"If that should carry I would be allowed
to ride on a pass. I'm an ex-employe. The
likes of me could get a pass"
"No more argument Is necessary," chimed
in Speaker Nettleton, and tha motion was
Then Whltham tried to cut out the lawyer -provision
and lost, as did Adams on his
motion (a allow railroads to exchange
passes with other roads ln the state. Hamer
got In with his amendment then, relating to
retired employes, and Noyes answered him
by reading from the synopsis of the plat
form published In The Bee, that the re
publican party was pledged to enaot an anti-
pass law cutting out everyone except bouA
fl'de employes. He began to read the name
of those who had signed that pledge, and
when he reached the name of Tom Hamer
everybody oheered. Though tha house
laughed and cheered frequently, Noyes read
the entire list through. Hamer1! amend
ment was lost by a vote of 2S to 66. Barnes
wanted passes given to all members of the
legislature over 70 years old, but that, too,
was lost. Harvey wanted to exclude from
the provisions of the act sheriffs and po
lice officers who were called away to Iden
tify prisoners, but that went the way of
the others. Hamer moved to amend by al
lowing railroads to exchange passes, and
Dodge of Douglas said this should be done.
Ha believed It 'was for the best Interests
of the farmers, as well as others,' that com
peting railroads be allowed to send out their
agents to work up trade. Cone said Dodge's
argument should be the argument against
the amendment. Other people bad to pay
their own expenses when going out after
business and so should the railroads. The
amendment was lost. Nettleton moved to
recommend, the bill tor passage.
' Committee Report Approved.
When the committee arose Hamer moved
not to concur In the report, his object being
to again try to get In his amendment pro
viding railroads could exchange passes with
other railroads. The vote was as follows,
those voting yes being tor ths amendment:
8 nil Ik.
v. hull a.
Mr. Bt.aak H.
Absent, excused aad not voting were
karsaw , atassl (Juskabas
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