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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 222.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 4, 1907.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
ALL DAY FILIBUSTER
Democrat ia the senate Pretent Motion on
IMp Enbiidj Bill.
HUMOROUS SPEECHES BY MR. CAR MACK
Senator frtm Tenneitee Lead thTiht to
THREE CONFERENCE REPORTS AGREED TO
Feniion and General Deficiency Eilli
finally Bead for Bifctnature.
HOUSE PASSES PHILIPPINE BANK BILL
Provision far Eighteen Pension
Agencies U Restored to Pension
Bill Conferences Over '
WASHINGTON, March I. The filibuster
gainst the ship ' sidy bill which began
yesterday wa Ved throughout the
i . . . m KnmiWtlli
miun iw. 1 " -l "
vein under th .of Senator Car-
mack, much to 'y'"ent of tns
crowded gallerle. V -pker on the
uhalilv bill were it. "requently to
permit the passage v bills, the
adnntlon of conferenc and the
transaction of other bus uital to
the closing hour of the
Durina- the day and night . V yrenoe
report on the penlon and al de
ficiency bllla were agreed to anc there was
a lona; dlscuialon of the report for the
IaPoIlette railway employee1 bill, which
wee aent back to conference. A report
U afterward agreed upon by the con
ferees, but the report had not been acted
on when at 11:40 the senate took a recess
until 9 to o'clock tomorrow morning.
The conference report on the sundry civil
bill was agreed to at the last minute, but
the ship subsidy bill had not been acted on.
FUlbnater Lasts All Day.
Never before has the senate appeared to
relish so much an attempt to kill legislation
by filibustering method. Mr. Carmack, di
rector of the minority movement against
the bill at no time tried to hide the fact
that his effort was a filibuster pure and
simple. He came Into the open by ad
dressing himself principally to the te.ra
"filibusters," which Mr. Oalllnger only
yesterday applied to the democratic sena
tors who hava undertaken to defeat the
First Mr. Carmack devoted himself to an
endorsement of Webster's dictionary as
an authority on orthography and defini
tion and said If the senate had any doubt
that this work was an authority, he would
bring It tn and ask that passages from It
be read from the desk.
After reading Webster's definition of
filibuster" with Its various uses and
synonyms, Mr. Carmack said that the re
mark of Mr. Oalllnger had branded him
as a "marauder, a pillager, a buccaneer, a
J tea. .robber, .a. freebooter and a pirate tipon
' the Sea."" lit Wet, he said. 1 have been
, accused of almost everything except ap
i pendldtis. Bo branded, I am to oe retired
( from this body and aent to my home, for
I cannot defend myself by attacking the
character or credibility of the senator
from New Hampshire. I cannot discredit
' Mm truthfully and therefore cannot dls-
credit him at all."
When he had spoken for about forty-five
minute, with the obvious purpose of kill
ing time, Mr. Carmack looked at his
watch, and remarked:
"Well, I see t must be hurrying along."
At this the senators on the floor shouted
Dabots Heats Carmack.
To give Mr. Carmack a rest, Mr. Dubois
kaked to be permitted to read from a very
Interesting document on the subject of
. ship subsidy, and Mr. Spooner protested
that as Mr. Carmack was In so great a
hurry to conclude, it would not be fair
to interrupt him. The Tennessee senator,
however, said he was sure that any con
tribution from Mr. Dubois would be valu
able and he ahould be , glad to permit
It to be read and Incorporated in the body
of his remarks. Mr. Dubois then read at
length and when he had concluded a very
technical paragraph, to which few sena
tors paid any attention. Mr. Carmack
asked that the last paragraph be repeated,
as he regarded it of great Importaaoe.
laughter followed and as Mr. Dubois sat
down, Mr. Oalllnger Interupted to reply,
he said, to what he thouarht had been an
unwarranted attack upon htm.
At thla juncture a colloquy occurred be
tween Mr. Oalllnger and Mr. Carmack over
the definition of the word "filibuster," as
given by different dictionaries, and the
latter charged that Mr. Oalllnger had
Imply been trying to "flllbuater according
to his own definition of the word."
Charging that the pending measure waa
for the purpose of "looting the treaaury,"
Mr. Carmack referred to the bill as voting
a "subvention," and Mr. McLaurin asked
the difference between "subsidy" and "sub
vention." Mr. Carmack answered: "Subsidy by any
other name smells as bad."
Mr. Carter added to the spirit of levity
by Interrupting the reading of letters from
hip builders by Mr. Overman, who was
riving Mr. Carmack a respite.
"I want to know," said Mr. Carter,
"what. If any, standard of spelling exists,
and if it la uniformly applied."
This gave Mr. Carmack an opening, which
r. took advantage of, to taunt Senators
Carter and Oalllnger with being parties to
"Observing that my question cmberrames
the senator," Interjected Mr. Carter, "inas
much aa he probably is not willing to admit
that' the dictionary Is unknown In that
tate. I will withdraw the question."
"If the senator wants a direct answer."
aid Mr. Carmack. "Tennessee standa by
, the constitution and Webster's dictionary."
- Rebake froaa Fry.
After Senator Tillman had aaked "how
much eteal" there waa In ehlp eubaldy.
Senator Frye rebuked the whole proceed
ing as unaeemly and undignified, for the
senate to hold a session on the Babbath
duy. for the sole purpose of frivolous de
bate for the amusement of the galleries,
waa about the moat unaeemly proceeding
be had ever witnessed. While he a poke
Mr. Frye turned so as to face Senator
Carmaek. who waa seated. He at once
arose and replied: "If the senator refera
to me. I will say that I am not reaponalbl
to him for my conduct, and I shall conduct
piyeelf according to my own notions of
propriety. If the senator from Maine doe
pot like my manner be ha my permission
to leave the charaber-and go where be can
attend churcL , If he would prefer"
"I would much rather be In church." re
torted Mr. Frye.
"If the senator wlahea to take a recees
(Continued on Second Pag.)
SUMMARY OF TBE BEE
Monday, March 4, 10OT.
1007 MARCH 1907
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FORECAST FOR NEBRASKA AND
IOWA Fair Monday and Tuwday.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. Deg. Hour. Dog.
i a. m... 54 1 p. m M
I a. m 83 I P- m 86
7 a. m 8 p. m.: 87
a. m 29 4 p. m 38
a. m .s 80 5 p. m 89
10 a. m SO p. m 39
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12 m 83 8 p. m 87
9 p. m 86
Interstate Commerce commission will
take testimony in Omaha relative to
charges of fruit dealers against express
companies. Pag 1
House passe senate bill creating an
agricultural bank In the -Philippine.
Democrats in senate continue to fill
buster against ship subsidy bill. Fag 1
Cardinal Gibbon denounce salacious
Journals aa the greatest menace to spirit
ual life. Fag
Senator Spooner of Wisconsin resigns
and will devote his time to practice of
law. Fag 1
Attorney for Mrs. Eddy says she does
not regard her son as real plaintiff to
suit and characterises It as perse ution.
City Engineer Rosewater writes a letter
to th Commercial club defending pro
posed amendment to city charter.
Rev. J. W. Conley, First Baptist church,"
says churches are drawing closer together.
Christ Increasing and evangelization of
world coming nearer. Fag 8
Legislature starts on home stretch this
week and many night sessions will be
necessary to complete work of session
within usual limit. Fag 1
COUaTCIX B&VFFS AMD IOWA. '
Council Bluffs Toung Men's Christian
association will begin campaign to raise
$30,000 for new building. Fag 8
New Union mission in Council Bluffs
formally opened. Fag 8
Review of work of Iowa legislature
how thirty-three bill passed and signed
by th governor. Fag 8
FUTAjrOIAX, US COMMERCIAL.
Omaha grain market. Fag T
Omaha live stock market. Fag T
TRIAL BY JURY MODIFIED
Alleged Aaorekiat Mast Now Face
Jadgea la Certain Part j
MADRID, March J. Special.) The gov
ernment ha taken an Important step In
connection with the trial of peraona
charged with the commission tor complicity
In bomb outrage and other similar crimes
of an anarchistic nature. As the Juries are
nearly always influenced by fear of the
accused and so acquit thentA the govern
ment haa isaued a decree ordaining that In
the provlncea of Oerona and Barcelona
such cases shall no longer be tried by a
Jury, but by a bench of three magistrates.
For this decree It will be necessary to pas
an indemnity bill when the corte meets
The decision of the' government meet
with the general approval ot the conserva
tives, who regard it is the only mean of
re-establishing social discipline In those
provinces which are dominated by the
anarchist terror. The radicals, on the other
band, censure the measure as reactionary,
but there is no foundation for this critic
ism as th atate of affair was really
shameful, and It was absolutely necessary
for the government to strengthen the prin
ciples of authority which baa grown alto
gether too lax.
BRITISH ANTIQUITIES FOUND
Workmen la Baa Pit Find Golden
Bracelet of Race Passed
LONDON, .March 8. (Special.) Workmen
engaged In a sandpit at Crayford, Kent,
have unearthed a number of massive
bracelet and armlets of solid gold, sup
posed to be portions of the barbaric orna
ments of ancient British chiefs. Th sup
position that th sandpit was the burying
place of the chiefs I supported by the dis
covery ot bones at the same spot and of
weapons ot stone and flint olose by.
The armlet were found at a depth of
three or four feet from the surface. Their
value in gold alone Is estimated to bo
from C.600 to $1,000, but their authority
and historical associations make them
priceless. They are In a perfect state of
preservation and bear inscriptions on some
of the Jewels which have not yet been de
ciphered. Expert are of the opinion that
they date from a long period before the
Christian era. They have been deposited at
Scotland Yard a treasure trove and are
now the property of the crown. In May
last eight similar bracelets were found near
the same spot and the Anders received a
their share of th treasure trove a sum
equal to 1110. Those bracelet are now tn
the British museum.
SNOW BALL HITS KAISER
German Boy Paralysed with Fear
When Missile Flags a
Ho rat Mark.
BERLIN, March $. Bpeclal.)-Th kaiser
waa snowballed In his own capital the
other morning. He waa riding slowly along
Unter den Linden In an open motor car
when a well compounded anowball struck
him full In th face with no little violence.
j The culprit stood aghast He was a bay
wnose intentions were ueuer uiaa nis aim.
and he had involuntarily bra towed upon the
emperor what he Intended for a friend.
The kaiser brushed the mow from his
face, laughed good naturedly, and shook a
playfully menacing finger at the delinquent
Then the boy, who had been paralysed by
terror at his unintentional lea majesta, re
covered the use of his limbs and fled from
Thousands of laborer and tout) carts are
engaged lit removing the snow and several
thousand soldiers are oooupled la the same
tank at the railway termini
SENATOR SPOONER RESIGNS
Wisooniin Man Announces Bit Eetiremeat
fiom Fnblio Life May L
WiLL RESUME THE PRACTICE OF LAW
Move Caase Great Snrprtae la Wash
ington and la Wisconsin Legla
latnre Will Fleet HI
WASHINGTON. March J.-Senator John
C. Spooner ha written a letter to Gov
ernor Davidson of Wisconsin tenflerin his
resignation a a senator of the United
States, to take effect May 1 next. The
letter was dated yesterday, but the fact
that such a letter had been written or that
Mr. Spooner contemplated resigning did not
become known In the senate until late, to
day, when It created great surprise, and
the Wisconsin senator at once found him
self the subject of many anxious Inquiries.
To all he replied that his mind was fully
made up. He had found, he said, that to
continue In his present poaltlon would re
quire a sacrifice on his part that he could
not Justify himself in making. In. reply to
questions, he said he would resume the
practice of law, but declined to say whether
he would be located in Wisconsin. He 'did
say, however, that he would continue to be
a rltlxen of that state as long as he lives.
Vice President Fairbanks was one of the
few public men to be made acquainted with
Mr. Spooner' pinna before he wrote his
letter. The knowledge came to him through
the personal confidence of the senator, but
the latter made no official communication
on the subject to either the senate or Its
presiding officer. The law docs not require
that a resigning senator should do more
than Mr. Spooner has done, but some sena
tors who have resigned have given notice
to the senate.
Senator Spooner' Letter.
Senator Spooner, In hi letter to the gov
ernor of Wisconsin, says:
I hereby resign the office of senator of
the United State from Wisconsin, thl
resignation to take effect on May L 1907.
Both by law and custom the foregoing
formula suffices, but I cannot bring myself
to surrender the trust with which N ls
consln has so long and so highly honored
me by a curt sentence, which includes no
word of explanation or of gratitude.
On March 4 I shall have served in all
sixteen year as a senator. This la a long
time for one neither willing nor financially
able permanently to abandon It to take
from his profession. It has been taken
from mine, for 1 have not thought it com
patible with the full and uninterrupted
dischargo of public duty to pursue it, and
I have therefore during my service with
two or three trifling exceptions, purely
local, absolutely abstained therefrom.
For years private duty has plainly de
manded of me an early return to the prao
tlce of my profession, and I have nevr
alnoe 1 last took the oath of office wavered
In the determination to retire from public
llfo on the expiration of my present term,
March 8, 1909. I might well content my
self with a public declaration of my pur
pose so to retire If it were not for a like
declaration made on a former and almllur
occasion, and what followed It. In the
year 10 I announced through the pre as,
over my signature to the republican of
Wisconsin, that I ''Unalterably determined"
to retire from public life at the expiration
of the term ending March 1 1903, un-les I
should deem it my duty to resign earlier. I
Justified the announcement upon the ground
tSat the people and those who might as-'
pi re to the office were entitled eeasonaDiy
to know from me that I would not accept
a re-election. Despite that declaration, cir
cumstances, with which the people are fa
miliar, seemed to make it my duty to ac
cept a re-election, proffered as It waa In a
manner which rendered It at once a com
mand and a finer honor than any which I
had ever dreamed would come to me; one,
indeed, which ought to satisfy the pride
and ambition of any man. A similar dec
laration by men at this time, however
strongly phrased, would, I am persuaded,
?rove unavailing to withdraw my name
rom consideration during the next two
years as aia mat wnicn 1 so puDliciy and
unreservedly made in 1900.
As my purpose to retire from public life
Is and has been Irrevocable, I am unwilling
to be further considered in connection with
an office which 1 could not In the circum
A senator will be chosen for the term be
ginning on- the 4th of March, 1909. and there
will be, and should be, during the next two
years grave and wide consideration among
the people aa to the person upon whom the
honor shall be bestowed. After much
thought I deem It to be mv rtntv. a.11 thlnira
j considered, to the people of the state and
10 ine party lownoee partiality I am In
debted for the highest honor within ita
gift, to take myself now beyond recall from
the field of possible choice. I am, there
fore. Impelled not only for the reasons sug
gested, but also that I may be free to de
vote to the discharge of private duty too
long neglected, the remainder of my term,
o resign the office st this time while the
legislature is In session to choose a senator
for the unexpired portion thereof.,
I avail myself of this opportunity to say,
albeit I am sure it 1 not needful, that I
am inexpressibly grateful to the republi
cans of Wisconsin for the generous and
abiding confidence which haa led them
three tlmoa to elect me to the high office
of aenator. ,
nrprlae la Wlaconalnf
MILWAUKEE, March I. The announce
ment that Senator John C. Spooner of
Wlaconsin had resigned came aa a com
plete surprise In Wisconsin.
Governor Davidson said he had not yet
received the resignation and could imrdly
believe It to be true. A to senator
Spooner successor. Governor Davidson
aid it would be left to the present legis
lature to elect a successor to fill the un
expired term. Governor Davidson would
not discuss the probable successor, other
than to say he presumed some of the
Wisconsin congressmen, uch as Cooper
and Ech. who were candidate for the
enatorshlp at the time Senator LaFollotta
wa elected to ucceed Senator Quarle.
would again enter th field. Governor
Davidson said he would not be a candi
date. Lieutenant Governor W. D. Connor, of
whom mention ha been made at various
times aa a possible successor to Senator
Spooner when his term expired, expressed
urpri at th new of the resignation,
but wa not prepared at thl time to
make a statement.
statement by the President.
On being Informed of Senator Spooner'
resignation, the president made the follow
ing statement :
I cannot sufficiently express mv regret
at Senator Bpooner's resignation. 'We lose
one ot the ablest, most efficient, most fear
less and most upright public servanta that
the nation haa had. Four yeara ago t
knew the extreme reluctance with which
Senator Spooner finally consented to serve
In the senate, and year by year since I
have feared he would resign, as he finally
has resigned, for I have known that every
year of tils stay in public life has been to
him a direct financial loss, which he could
but ill afford. I understand fully the sena
tor' feeling that he cannot longer stay In
th public service at uch cost, not only to
himself, but to his family, and much that
I regret his resignation. I am most aincerelv
grateful that he haa been willing to aerv'e
as long. He has been In his llfp a gallant
soldier, a trained public servant of the
highest standard of ability and falthfulne
and at ell times an American cltlaen who
did hla whole duty.
I feel a genuine personal aorrow that he
I to leave Washington.
Archie Roosevelt Has Diphtheria.
WASHINGTON, March . President
Roosevelt's young son. Archie, has diph
theria, but it la said he I not seriously 111.
The patient ha been isolated In the south
east room of the White House aud a
strict quarantine la being maintained.
THAW'S MOTIER TO TESTIFY
One Mere Drame le Feature Fxpeetd
When She T II 'of Enrly 14 fe
NEW YORK, March I. At least one
more dramatic feature of the Thaw trial
Is foreshadowed for thl week In the ap
pearance on the stand of th prisoner's
mother, Mr. William Thaw.
Mrs. Thaw' testimony. It I said will
be In the line of pre-natal influence -hlch
made of Harry Thaw the nervous, sleep
lose, headstrong child described In court
by the family physician. This week also
Dr. Blngaman and Dr. Deemar of Pitta
burg, who attended. Harry Thaw when he
passed through a severe course of infantile
disease, inch ding St. Vitus dance, will be
put on by the defense. They will follow
Dr. Charles Wagner.
Dr. Britton D. Kvana will resume the
stand tomorrow and District Attorney
Jerome, It Is expected, will conclude hie
cros-eamlnatlon f the alienist Lawyer
Delmas spent today as the guest of Dr.
Evans at Morris Plains, N. J.
Thaw's Sunday In the Tomb wa un
eventful. He did not attend religious serv
ice and had no visitors. He wrote and
sent out a single tter to A. R. Pea body
of his counsel. Utter, Mr. Peabody said
that the letter contained a denial of th
oft-repeated story (that there had been an
unpleasantness between members of the de
One of the counet for the defense said
today concerning possibility tf a com
mission in lunacy le examine Thaw a to
his present mental! condition:
"The defense Is confident that no ap
plication will be jniqe by the district at
torney for the appointment of a commis
sion In lunacy. But If such application is
made it will be met by u with such over
whelming proof against it that there is
not one chance In a thousand of the ap
pointment being made. We know positively
that there I not a show for the appoint
ment We are confident of an acquittal.
The evidence ha been all in our favor
and we believe that Thaw will go from the
Tombs a free man Inside of a month."
AFTERMATH OJFJBIG EXPLOSION
Ronndan of New York Tunnel Bnt
ployea Shews Only One Man
NEW YORK, March 8. A roundup of
tunnel employe and a canvas of the neigh
borhood today revealed the actual damage
wrought when several hundred pound of
dynamite exploded at Homestead, N. J.,
One man, George Johnson, a swltohroan,
la missing and is believed to have been
blown to atoms; four persona were severely
and twice a many slightly injured.
Th plant of the Pennsylvania railroad
contractor was ewreoked, one house Waa
torn to piece, )0 houses ot their win
dow, while a haf doaen home and Gever
naud's silk factory Vere considerably dam
aged. The seriously Injured were removed
to a hospital, wit re It was said all would
The dynamite a the property of Brad
ley A Sons, the Bntractors who are build
ing that section t the Pennsylvania, rail
road' vNorth rfrCfTtinnel, connecting ?he
Jersey side with ttrw York. '- .'.".
Johnson Is known to have been on duty
Just before the explosion and his hat was
picked up from the ruin of the tool build
ings that were leveled.
Mandak, the watchman of the magazine,
waa hurled a distance of 100 feet.
The Mabertl family, consisting of three
persons., a woman and two men, occupied
a small frame house about 850 feet from the
magazine. Their home fell In upon them
and they were badly Injured. Superintend
ent James McMahon of the contracting firm
was arrested today, charged with having In
storage a greater quantity of explosive
than can legally be kept In one place. It
waa reported that the building held four
ton of dynamite, but the Pennsylvania
railroad officials estimated the quantity at
between 400 and 800 pound.
RUSSIAN STUDENTS ARRESTED
Infernal Machines, Bombe, Hnnd
Grenades and Rifle Fonnd In
ST. PETERSBURG, March I. A body of
1.500 picked policemen, from every quarter
of the city, surrounded the Polytechnic
Institute at T o'clock this morning and was
engaged until t o'clock this afternoon In
a search of three block of student quar
ters, in the course of which twelve Infernal
machines, a score of pyroxylin hand gre
nades, . a quantity of repeating rifles, Jon
pounds of pyroxylin and 400 pound of
dynamite were seised.
The descent upon the Institute, which had
long been suspected to be a neat of social
revolutionist, waa due to information re
ceived that a eerie of outrages on Im
portant personages had been planned for
March 10. The besieging force wa pre
pared for all eventualities, being armed
with loaded rifles and wearing cuirasses
and helmets. Two police captain were In
On the arrival of the force In th yard
a bomb wa thrown from an upper window,
but did not explode. Led by Prince Andrew
O. Gagarin, director of the institute, the
searchers went through all of the 1,000
rooms of the dormitory, and seized, be
sides the arms and ammunition, several
wagon loads of proclamations and thou
sand of copies of the new organ of the
revolutionary party for circulation In the
Among thoae arrested were two members
of Parliament from Ufa, who had remained
over night In the bulldlnge after confer
ence with members of the group of toil
and social revolutionists.
IRRIGATION INS0UTH ARFICA
Capo Government Will Try to Bring;
Thonaand of Acre Under
CAPE TOWN, March $. (Special) A big
Irrigation scheme 1 planned for the Mool
river valley. This Is recognised aa one of
the finest agricultural districts of South
Africa, but the extension of farming aince
the war haa caused deficiencies ia the water
supply during the three dry month of the
The proposal of Mr. Strange, the director
j of irrigation, is to construct at a oust of
$730,000 an enormous reservoir to be north
of Putchefatraam, Ave mile in length and
two mile broad at it widest part Thla
will hold s49.0OO.O0O cubic feet of water and
will bring under cultivation between 7,000
and S.000 acres. The gross valuation of the
additional crops to be raised I put at 1750,
000 per annum.
The operation of th Irrigation depart
ment were viewed at th outset wltn a
great deal of doubt. If not actual mis
trust, but It Is interesting to note that the
Moot river project ha now the support of
the entire farming community. American
engineers have been consulted upon the
subject and they say that It I ur of suc
FRDIT HEARING IN OMAHA
Interttate Oommeroe Commission Will Heat
Chare Atrainit Express Conpanlea
DATE FOR INQUIRY NOT YET SET
Congressman ' nlnshaw Iln Been
Appointed Member of Roar of
Visitors to the Military
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 1 (Special Tele
gram.) Today Senator Millard received a
letter from Chairman Knapp of the Inter
state Commerce commission In regard to
an Investigation of methods and practices
of express companies. Such investigation
wa asked for by Senator Millard upon the
showing mad by th Western Fruit Job
bers' association at Omaha, which alleged
that the express companies did not aeek
to conceal th fact that they were dealing
In commodities which they tranaported.
Believing that the practice was In viola
tion of the plrit If not the letter of an
amendment to the interstate commerce act.
Senator Millard appealed to the commis
sion to order a hearing at Omaha, in order
that th mass of evidence now In the
hand of th association might be placed
on the record of th commission. Chair
man Knapp haa decided to order a hearing
at Omaha soon. Th date of the hearing
ha not yet been arranged. Benator Mil
lard expressed gratification today at the
action of th commission In thl case.
. Place for Nebraska, Men.
Speakor Cannon In making up several
committee and commissions provided for
by act of congress ha been exceedingly
friendly to the Mississippi valley section
of the country. He appointed Congress
man Hlnshaw aa a member of the board of
visitor to the Military academy, Repre
sentative Hull of Iowa also being a mem
ber of the board. Representative Pollard
wa appointed a on of th committee
of fifteen from the house of representatives
to attend the formal opening of th James
town exposition, but aa Mr. Pollard sails
on March 6 for Panama b'e will probably
not be in Washington to leave with the
party on April 26. Congressman Dawson of
Iowa ha been appointed on the board ot
visitors to Annapolis, being a member of
the committee on naval affair.
Nebraakana Start Home.
Representative Norrt and Kennedy, ac
companied by Mr. Pollard, leave tomorrow
afternoon for their home in Nebraska.
Congressman Klnkald ha made arrange
ments to leave for hi home In O'Neill
Trndale's Nomination Confirmed.
The senate in executive session today
confirmed the nomination of I. 8. Tyndale
to be postmaster at Central City,' Neb.
MOB AROUND MARIETTA JAIL
Attempt to Lynch Two Men Who
Enticed Six Toon Girl to
" MARIETTA O March I. A lynching
seemed Imminent here early this vemug.
when a large crowd of people surrounded
the city Jail where Walter W. Savage of
Syracuse, N. Y., and hi alleged accom
plice, Andy Coruther. were imprisoned.
Savage is an advertising sketch artist and
haa been here about a week occupying a
window in the Dime Saving society bulM-
lng. He haa made a specialty of getting
young girl to allow him to take their
pictures. About 1 p. m. today he had six
young glrla between the age of 12 and 14
In his room, and It is alleged gave them
whisky, wine and beer and, It 1 allegel,
administered some kind of drug. It is
said at S o'clock this -evening, the polloe
upon Investigation found all six of the
girl unconscious, lying on th floor. The
girls and the two men, Ooruthers having
been found In the room, were taken to the
city Jail. Physicians were summoned-and
made an examination of the glrla and ad
ministered emetic which caused them to
vomit, and at about 7 o'clock they had
partly regained consciousness. Th girl
say that the men forced them to drink.
The physicians are convinced that two
of the girls are the victim of an at
tempted assault and at this time are in
doubt as to the others, as they have not
a yet completely recovered from the effect
of the drug. Under the protection of the
entire' police force, the two men were
taken to the county Jail. The sheriff and
his deputies, assisted by the police force,
are guarding the two prisoner and at
thl time It seem that a lynching will be
averted, although the feeling of the popu
lace Is very intense.
OFFICERS OPPOSE SOCIALISM
Novel Method of Germans Does Not
Meet Fnll Approval at
BERLIN. March $. (Special.) Enter
prising officers of the Eighteenth army
corps, whose headquarter are at Frank-fort-on-the-Matn,
have Instituted what
ha been called "social-political Instruc
tion for th troop under their command,
the avowed object being to combat the
spread of socialism.
It la, however, atated that the War office
la not particularly pleaaed with th move
ment, the feeling being that It I not the
emperor' wlah that the officer ahould
embark upon a courae of political pedagogy,
and that hi majesty sees no reason who
youths should, during their term of ser
vice, be Initiated Into the mysteries of the
social reform legislation of Germany.
Babies Left on Doorsteps.
SIOUX CITY, Ia.. March $. (Special.)
It seems to be becoming the proper thing
In Sioux City to leave your baby on some
one else's doorstep. Just a few days ago
a tall woman left on the William Larch
porch a bundle which afterwards proved
to be a telescope containing a newly born
child, and on Saturday night another babe
was left on the doorstep of John Bohm,
bookkeeper for the Sioux City Iron com
pany. The Larches are moneyed people
and Mrs. Lerch took In the little one and
is keeping it for her own. Mr. Bohm
turned 'his foundling over to the police,
who have placed It in the Florence Crit
tenton home. It bore a tag: "Born March
1. Please baptise baby."
Fir la Yankton Hotel.
YANKTON. S. D., March t (Special. )
A fire In the Merchants' hotel barbershop
caused smoe consternation here Saturday
morning early and guests hurried to the
sidewalk in all aorta of bedroom attire.
Fortunately the Are was easily quenched
without very little loss outside of the bar
ber fixtures, which belonged to Am
WORK ON CONGRESS REVIEWED
Appropriations, Which Are Larcest on
Record, Will Aagregnto a
WASHINGTON, March . More money
has been appropriated during the short
session of the Fifty-ninth congress, which
passes into history at noon tomorrow,
than during any previous session. Th-l
amount, as near as ran be estimated, ap
proximate $1,000,000,000. Two big battle
shlps were authorised for the navy and
the artillery corps of the army was re
organised and enlarged. A general ervlce
pension wa granted to veteran of the
Mexican and civil war and like provision
were made for army nurse. For tlver
and harbor Improvement the appropria
tion aggregated $83,000,000.
Increased salaries were given to cabinet
ministers, the vice president and senators,
the speake rof the house of representa
tives and ita membera; to ambassadors,
minister and consuls; to postoffice clerks
and letter carriers.
The publlo made more Inqulriea for In
formation from the document rooms of
congress regarding the ship subsidy bill,
the currency measure and the bill regu
lating the hours of service of railway em
ployes than any other pending legislation.
The subsidy died hard In the last hours.
The immigration bill, one of the measures
brought over from the long session, w
completed under the pur of th president
that he might meet the California-Japanese
situation by giving the administration
control of coolies Immlgraton through
passports. Th bill further restrict the
admission of alien to th country.
A bill waa passed for the establishment
of an agricultural bank in the Philippine.
The free alcohol bill in the laat session
wo amended so that farmers may distill
waste products to be denaturlsed.
Appeal In criminal case wa granted the
government a measure Intended to
strengthen the anti-trust legislation by
affording a means whereby the supreme
court may paas on the constitutionality
and construction of such law.
An investigation was authorized regard
ing the condition of women and child work
er. The Interstate Commerce commission waa
authorised to ascertain If the express com
panies of the country are evading the
railroad rate law of last aeaslon by buy
ing, selling and handling on consignment
fruit, vegetables and oyster.
Reed Smoot wa retained by the senate
as a member from Utah, ending a four
Th senate ratified trestle with Banto
Domingo and Algeclras.
The president was authorised to use his
good offices to prevent atrocities In the
The senate also launced an exhaustive
, Investigation of the Brownsville affray.
SHORTER DAY FOR TELEGRAPHERS
Bill Limits Operator Handling Train
Order to. Nine Honrs.
WASHINGTON, March S.-Conferee on
the part of the senate and house tonight
reported an agreement on the bill limiting
the hour of labor for railway employes,
the portion affecting telegraph operator
being a follow:' . -. -
That no operator, train dispatcher or
other employe who, by the uae of the tele
graph or the telephone dispatches, reports,
transmits, receives or delivers orders per
taining to or affecting, train movements
shall be required or permitted to be on
duty for a longer period than nine hours
in any twenty-four-houi period in all
towers, offices, places and stations, con
tinuously operated night and day, nor for
a longer period than thirteen hours In all
towera, offices, places and stations operated
only during the daytime except in case of
emergency, when the employes named in
this proviso may be permitted to be and
remain on duty for four additional hours
in the twenty-four-hour period for not ex
ceeding three consecutive days in any week.
Provided further. That the Interstate
Commerce commission may, i, 'ter a full
hearing In a particular case and for good
cause shown extend the period within which
a common carrier shall comply with the
provisions of this proviso as to such case.
Mr. Hepburn explained the conditions
which actuated the conferees In accepting
the provision, the senate conferees yield
ing the point regarding the hours that
telegraphers would work, but rather than
have the whole legislation full, the house
conferees agreed to the provision giving
the Interstate Commerce commission power
Then was displayed a lack of harmony
on the part of the democrats, Richardson
of Alabama and Bartlett of Georgia Insist
ing that theconferees had not performed
their full duty In permitting the proviso
to be written Into the bill, while Williams
of Mississippi and Clark of Missouri were
a unit In believing the legislation was In
finitely better than the Lafollette bill, and
that the proviso, if honestly administered,
was In the Interest of fair treatment and
Mr. Adamson of Georgia, who defended
the conference report as the very best that
could be obtained, demanded the yeaa and
nays on the adoption of the report which
waa agreed to, ayes 233, nays 0.
STEAMSHIP DAKOTA ASHORE
Great Northern Liner Agronnd In Bay
of Toklo, bnt AH Passengers
YOKOHAMA, March 4.-The Great North
ern steamship Dakota went ashore in the
bay of Toklo last night. All passengers
are safe and th agent of th vessel are
hopeful of saving It.
The Dakota struck a rock off Bhlrahama,
a village between Mojlma and Sunoaakl,
I shortly after o'clock Sunday night It
' Is thought that the 8unosakl light was
mistaken for Jogashlma light The vessel
sustained much damage and sprang a
I heavy leak.
Agents of the ateamshlp who were sent
to Omlmaru to arrange tor salvage are re
turning thl afternoon with passengers and
malls and details of the accident
The Dakota Is a vessel of 18,806 net tons.
It was built In New Britain, Conn., in 1906.
Its dimensions are: Length, 622 feet;
breadth, 78.5 feet, and depth, 41.6 feet.
DR. CRONHYATEKHA IS DEAD
Fonnder of Independent Order of
Forester and Hend of Order
Die tn Georgia.
OTTAWA. Ont. March Private tele
gram from Augusta, Ga., announce the
death of Dr. Oronhyatekha, head of th
Independent Order of Forester, there to
day. Dr. Oronhyatekha wa a native of
Canada and a full-blood Mohawk Indian.
He waa th founder of the Independent
Order of Foresters and was grand ranger
When King Edward VII waa Prince of
Walea, on hla visit to Canada he listened
to an addreaa by Dr. Oronhyatekha, then
a youth fresh from college at Kenyon, O.,
and Toronto university. '
The prince Invited him to continue hla
atudles at Oxford, and he took up the study
of medicine there under Sir Henry" Acland,
tb frincs's ftgrslclau,
ON HOME STRETCIT
Leeialatnra Will Esto to IfaVe Tait Tima
to Tiniih Within Limit
MANY NIGHT SESSIONS NECESSARY
Little Probability of Adjournment Before
the Tiftii of April
ALL BIG WORK IS YET TO BE DONE
Only One of the Platform Ueaiurei Off tfca
ALL PLEDGES, HOWEVER, WILL BE KEPT
Member Are Hearing; from Their
Const l nents and the Disposition
to Push Business la Grow
lag Rapidly. -
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March $.v-(Speclal.)-The leg!,
lature tomorrow will start in on the home
stretch and to finish In record time will
require numerous night sessions, and even
then It Is believed th member will b
here after the bluebird begin to sing and
the grass turn green. Some of the most
conservative believe final adjournment will
not be taken until April 4 or S, If then.
In fact, all of the big work of the session
Is yet to be done. The primary election
bill, the terminal taxation Mil. the employ
ers' liability bill, all platform pledges, are
still on general file and have never yet
been discussed, while the railroad commis
sion bill is practically In the same condi
tion. It ha been before th committee of
the whole on two occasions, but no defi
nite action has been taken in regard to th
numerous amendments offered to It The
appropriation bill, the deficiency claim bill,
the salary bill, all are in trie hands of th
printer and forty-one day have passed over
the heads of the house members and forty
over the senators. The primary bill ha
been made a special order for next Wednes
day, and it is possible this can be gotten
out of the way that day, but there Is no
telling what will happen when the show
down comes. And while all the platform
pledges are yet to be carried out many of
the members have in hand measures which
are of special moment to their various
constituencies, and these cannot be aide
tracked very much longer because some of
the members are getting restless.
Several Claims Before Leglslatare.
Among the claims allowed by the com
mittee is one for $TS0 for A. U. Sawyer,
engineer at the state house. Two or three
years ago Sawyer waa assisting In putting
in a water ' tank on the roof and waa
hurt He filed hla claim two years ago
and the legislature aJ lowed him $260, which
Governor Mickey vetoed. The legislature
acted on the theory that the contractor, 'If
any one, ahould be responsible for Sawyer'
injury, even though Joe Burns or Howard
Burns did have the' contract. Mrs. Hoxle'f
claim for tZ.SOOv eh whlort an wss allowed
$1,500 by the committee, will be fo tight on
the floor of the house. The record show
the pop administration under which she
claim to have aerved, declared the office
vacant and therefore ahe waa never matron
of the Kearney Industrial school Some of
the members think she should pay th
state board for the time she was there.
All Pledges Will Re Kept.
There Is no doubt, however, the platform
pledges will be kept every one of them,
because even If there were a disposition on
the part ot some to sidestep some of the
planks, the people at home would not let
them. It Is very evident that never before
was a legislature so thoroughly in the lime
light. Every roll call Is watched carefully
by the home folks and numerous member
have heard the rumblings in the background
when they apparently did not toe the mark
aa they should. One man said yesterday,
because some paper had published that h
was assisting the railroads, he had re
ceived not less than fifty letter from horn
telling him what to expect If hi record
did not read right. Till man denies em
phatically that he is here to help the rail
roads, but nevertheless, he has concluded
to have himself recorded In the future so
that his action will not even have the ap
pearance of evil.
FARMERS' I9TITITK AT CLARK S
Merrick Connty Wins Three Prises la
the Corn Contest, '
C LARKS. Neb., March $.-(SpeclaI.)
Claries' farmers' Institute closed a two day
meeting Saturday with a corn Judging con
test F. W. Chase of Pawnee City Judged
the corn and' awarded prise offered by W.
Chamberlain. Mr. Chase declared the ex
hibit, as to quality, the best he haa seen
In the state thl year. Merrick county farm
era won first, third and fourth money, seo
ond to Hamilton county. Winners sxel
First, Fred Frahm; second. O. D. Btreeter;
third. 8. Jorgensen; fourth, George Cow
gill. The exhibits were sold st auction for
use of next year's contest Stock Judging
demonstration and feeding of farm ani
mals by H. R. Smith of experiment station;
talks on corn growing aid the road drag
by F. W. Chase of Pawnee City, and on
Improving winter wheat by Prof. Keiser
won close attention and Interest of over
100 progressive farmers.
Farmers' Inatltnt nt Fremont.
FREMONT, Neb. March $. (Special.)
The county farmers' Institute held a meet
ing In the Franklin building yesterday aft
ernoon which was attended by about sev
enty farmers. Papers were read on several
topics, but the principal Interest was in
discussions on dyking the Piatt river,
drainage and railroad rates. There ap
peared to be considerable opposition to the
drainage bill now before the legislature on
account of the opinion of some that the
cost could be assessed upon those whose
lands would be only Indirectly benefited.
The farmera were all In favor of drainage,
but thought that those who received th
greatest beneflta ahould foot the bllla On
the Flatte river problem, farmers from the
central part of the county seemed to be
of the opinion that was a local question.
Good Prices for Daroe-Jerseys.
LYONS. Neb.. March $.-(8peclal.) At
W. A. Peterson's registered Duroc-Jersey
sow sale held yesterday, about on and a
half mile southeast of Lyons, thlrty-flv
sows were sold at an average of $. Th
hlgheat priced aow. Dandy Madge, waa sold
to Elmer Reed or Lyons for $100. This
makes the fourth and lust red hog sale lit
this circuit, in which 1W sows were Sold at
the grand average of $72.
IsMts Deaths ot Dodge.
FREMONT, Neb., March l.-(Speelal.)
John Chambers of Dodge was found dead
In his harness shop last evening. Hs wa
seen on the streets shortly after supper
apparently In bis usual health, and hi
death la aufcoaed to be du t heart Ai
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