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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 232.
OMAIIA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAKCII 13, 1907-TWELVE TAOES.
SINGLE COr THREE CENTS.
OHIO RIVER RISING
ElTer it PitUbnr Within Half Toot of
If irk of 1832.
FOURTEEN DROWNED IN THE SMOKY CITY
i "Biter Thirteen Feet Aboe Danger Lin
tod Larre Area it Under Water.
DAMAGE WILL AMOUNT TO MILLIONS
Hundred and Fifty Thousand Idle Because
of Clonic Factories.
FLOODS IN OHIO AND KENTUCKY
lit Tributaries oa Doth Sides Arc
IlUlag as Far Boafh Cin
cinnati Four Driwi la
WASHINGTON. March 14,-The weather
bureau tonight Issued the following flood
The second great Ohio river flood of the
year la now In progress and above the
month of the Little Ksnswha river the
stages will he from eight to eleven reet
' higher than during the flood of January.
At Pittsburg tonight the river stood at
84 fi feot. 12.5 feet ahove the flood stage,
and only 0 5 foot below the great high water
lit pro of February K 132. Aa the rlvij, I
rtlll rising It la probable that the plage of
85 feet will be chiefly approximated and
possibly exceeded before the river begins
At Wheeling a stage of 4R feet, 12 feet
above the flood stage, la Indicated by Fri
day afternoon or evening, and tho name
at Parkershurg, flood atage at the latter
place being at 35 feet. Htages are Indi
cated at other places "a follows:
Marietta, 47 feet; Clncinnat, HO feet, 10
feet above flood stage during Friday and
Friday night; Madison, 62 to 63. and Ixmls
vlile feet on Saturday, 6 and 7 feet, re
spectively, above flood stagesi FJvansvllle,
40 feet Friday or Friday night and possibly
44 feet during Saturday, flood stage being
at 35 feet: Wabash river at Mount Cartnel,
111., 20 feet, 6 feet above flood stage.
Warnings of a flood stage In he Missouri
river from Jefferson, 8. D.. to Sioux City,
3.1., have also been Issued, the ice gorge
above Vermilion, 8. D., being broken
PITTSBURG, March 14. Berloua flood
conditions prevail tonight In western Penn
sylvania, West Virginia and eastern Ohio.
At 7 o'clock the ( water reached a stage of
84.( feet at Herr'e Island and S4.8 feet at
Market atreet and at the headwaters the
rlvera are now stationary. The crest of the
flood la expected to reach here about mid
tilirht when feet will be recorded. This
atage la thirteen feet above the danger
At 4 o'clock thla afternoon the thirty
mile lea gorge at Parker. Pa., broke and la
moving toward the city. The Immense
gorge In the Clarion river has also started
Condltlona in Plttaburg are the worst
ever recorded. The whole lower downtown
district la under water. Duquesne way,
Pennsylvania avenue and Liberty street,
tunning parallel with the Allegheny rlrer,
are submerged to a depth of several foot,
Ilundreda of business houses looated In this
district ara flooded. In a number of in.
stances the water Is almost up to the s ac
rid floor. N
The Gayety, Belasco, Alvln and Bijou the
aters are surrounded by water and will be
unable to open for several days.
The guests In the Colonial, Lincoln and
Anderson botela are either marooned or
compelled to use aklffa to and from the
buildings. Trolley service between Pitts
burg and Allegheny was suspended early
today and tonight at the Pennsylvania
depot are thousands of excited people try
Ing to board trains for Allegheny and other
Trolley, elevator and telephone service la
demoralised In different sections. Within
the last thirty-six hours fourteen fatalities
directly due to the flood have occurred.
At Connellavllle, Fa the damage to the
coke region la estimated at 12,000,000, and
over 100,000 persona In that district are
temporarily out of employment.
The Weatlnghouse works, employing
80,000 people, are ahut down and the dam
age to machinery Is estimated at $50,000.
' AH the mines along the Monongahela
river are flooded and 10,000 miners are af
fected. The ateel and Iron mills are at t
standstill and fully 60,000 men are Idle.
Hundreds of stores and business houses
In the downtown section are partially sub
merged and have closed their doors. The
flood directly affects over 1,600,000 people.
The situation In Pittsburg and the lm
mediate vicinity Is aerloua. Telegram and
telephone service Is crippled. Men are
pumping water from the dynamo room of
the Western Union Telegraph company tn
the center of the business section.
At mlduight tho Allegheny river had
reached a stage of S5.1 and was rising a
foot an hour. The audden rise was reported
by the weather bureau to be due to, the
breaking of the Ice gorgee at Parker and
at Freeport. With this rise a large portion
of the city Is flooded. Several newspapers
have been compelled to call upon their
contemporaries to assist In getting out
morning editions because presa rooms are
flooded 'and fire engines nave been called
Into service to pump baacmenta In an effort
to save property lona.
At midnight the damage done by the
1 flood Is estimated at $10,000,000. Fourteen
Uvea tn various Pennsylvania towns have
Into sacrificed and more may be lost, aa
the water la steadily rising.
All Ohio Streams at Flood.
CLEVELAND, O., March 14. Many
Ohio points are experiencing disastrous
floods. Dispatches to the AssocUt-ul
Press from, many places tell of swollen
streams and of death, damage and pri
vations aa a result of the Hood.
At Zanesvllle. where three persons wera
drowned today, the Muskingum river la
rising tonight at the rate of one and a
talf Inches an hour and neara the high
water murk of 18i8 when the most dis-
strous flooa Known in that section oo-
curred. Mayor Deacon tonight swore In a
large force of special policemen and gave
iTfcrders to xonfiscate the boats of owners
found charging excessive ferry charges In
the flooded districts.
A aeavy downpour of rain continues st
vomen and a man were taken from a south
Wallvoundlng rivers unite to form the
Muskingum and both are rising rapidly.
In Springfield , and vicinity more than
tltMOOO damage has resulted to property
and 200 families have been made homeless
by tha suddeu rise of Mad river and Its
The Muskingum, Scioto, Great and Uttle
Ml in Is from the north and the Kanawha,
l!lg Banfy and Licking from the south
havs not only poured Urair surplus Into
the Ohio, but tliey have laid waste the
farms aud villages along their bank a
Breaks in the big oil and natural gas pipe
lines wsre reported at a number of points
between the West Virginia fields and the
Ohio towns depending oa thein.i
SUMMARY OF TOE BEE
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FOKI)CA8T FOR IOWA--Frtday fair and
warmer. Saturday fRlr and warmer in east
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House appoints a alftlng committee to
take charge of the general file. In aplte
of fusion opposition house In committee
of the whole recommenda for passage the
primary registration bill. Anti-pass bill
la passed by the senate. Page 1
Lull succeeds the atorm over terminal
taxation, the only ruffle being a speech by
Wilson of Custer In which he makes petu
lant reply to matter In debate the day
before. Page 1
Anti-lobby bill returned from house at
request of senate, but amendments prob
ably will be made to It before It Is
Violent drop In prices on Wall street
aald to be due to rumors of selling by
railway magnates. Many leading Issues
drop' from ten to twenty points. Page 1
Dr. Austin Flint, first of the six ex
perts to be cailed by prosecution In Thaw
case, says prisoner was sane when he
killed White. Page 8
E. H. Harrlman says railroads desire to
be relieved of terms of Sherman antl
trust law and talks of probable effect of
retrenchment by railroads. Page 1
Ohio river Is thirteen feet above dan
gor line at Pittsburg and Is rising at all
points as far south as Cincinnati. Four
teen persona were drowned at Pittsburg
and four at Zanesvllle, O. Page 1
Oovernor Hoke Smith of Georgia td
dresses Cincinnati shippers' association on
transportation. Page 8
Louisville, atreet railway employee ac
cept terms agreed upon by conference
committees and will resume work this
morning. Pare fl
Dr. Toung, superintendent of the Nor
folk hospital for the Insane, forwards to
Oovernor Sheldon a repetition of the
charges made by "a discredited employe''
and asks for an investigation. Page
Statement showing how small a contri
bution the railroads pay toward the ex
pense of town and city government in
Nebraska. Page 8
Oovernor appoints Wesley P. Adktns, A.
Ni Murdock and W. C. Lambert the new
fire and police board for South Omaha.
The president calla Oovernor Deneen
and. Attorney General Stead to Washing
ton to confer with htm. Railroad ques
tlons nay be considered. Page
Suit against San Francisco school board
to force It to admit Japanese pupils to
whits schools has been ordered dlscon
tlnued and president proclaims new pasa
port regulation. Page
No lease fee will be charged stockman
for graxlng on newly created forest re
serves during current year, allowing time
for adjustment of rights of parties.
Lord Curaon is elected chancellor of
Oxford university In conteat with Lord
Calvin De mares t wins amateur billiard
championship by winning fifth straight
game from Edward W. Gardner. Page 4
Automobile show attracting large num
ber of people to the Auditorium, number
of dealers from surrounding towns being
among the visitors and they all expres
pleasure at being able to buy accessorlos
so near home. Page 4
Western fruit Jobbere complain expresa
companlea discriminate agalnat them In
the matter of returning free fruit crates
Union Pacific beglna the construction of
a four track line between Omaha and
Pouth Omaha, rendered necessary by the
heavy traffic between the two points.
Ttf-v. W. L. Tenuey of Chicago extended
a unanlmoua callaa paetor of the First
Congregational church. Page
Judge Sutton lgnoree affidavit filed by
Attorney Connell in motion for a new
trial In the caae of Samuel K. Howou,
the coal man convicted of being In con
Bplracy In restraint of trade. Page
COMMERCIAL UtD PJHAVCIAX.
Live atock marketa. Page t
Grain marketa. Page 0
Btocka and bonds. Page t
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WAGON COMBINE AT WORK
National Association Decides to Ad
vaaeo Prices of Horso Vehicles
Fifty Per Cent.
CHICAGO, March 14. The retail price of
buggies, wagona and general products of
the wagonmakera craft, are to be advanced
nearly fifty per cent thla spring, unless
condltlona regarding raw material and
transportation take a beneficial change.
This decision was reached at a aprcUl
meeting of the National Wagonmakera as
sociation held here today and ratified un
animously by the forty-aeven members.
A scarcity of right sort of raw material
and the car shortage were given as reasons
why an advance would be necessary.
ilOLENT FALL LN SIOUS
Ooiditioni Akin to Fan in Prevail in Wall
MANY ISSUES LOSE TEN TO TWENTY POINTS
Hr New Lew Records far the Tear
Made aa Rintri that Railway
Magnate Ara Selllag
NEW YORK, March 14. Under the ef
fect of 25 per cent money and the gen-
rally pesslmlstto sentiment developed aa
result of the recent heavy decline trad-
ng on the Stock exchange today reached
atage of demoralisation bordering on
actual panic. The worst period of the
day was shortly before the closing of
the Stock exchange session, although there
was an extremely violent falling oft in
prices between 12 and 1 -o'clock. New
low records for the year and in some in
stances for several years were established
in the active speculative Issues under
precipitate selling, with the market ap
parently without buying ordera other than
those of the bears to cover their short con
tracts and realise their profits.
The closing quotations showed the fol
lowing declines for the day in leading
shares: Amalgamated Copper, 17; Amer-
can Smelting, 16,; St. Paul, 12; Con
solidated Gaa, 7; Delaware ft Hudson,
1914; General Electric, 84; Great North
ern, 6H; Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault
Ste. Marie, 6 ;' Missouri Pacific, 74; Na
tional Lead. 1244; New York Central, a;
Norfolk & Western, 1; Northern Pa
cific, 8; Pennsylvania Railroad, 6H; Read
ing, 2014; Southern Pacific, 6; Twin
City Rapid Transit, 6; Union Pacific, 20;
United States Steel, , and United States
Steel preferred, 4. Ia most Instances even
these figures do not represent the ex
treme declines, as Reading closed 2 points
above the loweat and Union Paclflo 4 Si
above the lowesta of the day. The total
sales were 2,719,906, the largest total on
any day in the recent trading.
No Real Caase for Panto.
The announcement of government re
lief for the money situation was not re
ceived until after the close of the Stock
exchange. . Other than high money and
the generally bearish feeling there was
nothing to account for the market's weak
ness,, unless It was the nervousness of
atock market traders as to the attitude of
the national administration toward the
railroad corporations. Just before the
midday break a rumor was circulated and
was given considerable credence to the ef
fect that a banker who had just returned
from Washington had reported to hla
friends that the president had declared
that his views as to the railroads had
not changed and that ha aaw no reaaon to
change them at thla time. For several
daya Wall street had taken the view that
the recent heavy declines In securities
had not been without effect on Washing
ton and that a modification of the atti
tude of the president and- the Interatate
Commerce commission toward the great
trunk lines might be looked for. Great
disappointment was expressed at the news
credited to the banker, quoted as authority
for the statement that here will be no
such change. The banker hlraaolf, when
approached oa the subject by newspaper
men, said he did not care to be quoted
further than to. say that he believed the
administration thoroughly underatood the
financial situation and the conditions aa
they applied to. railroads and industrial
corporations. Rumors in circulation dur
ing tha afternoon that government relief
might be looked for, official confirmation
of wbloh waa received after the close,
were without effect on the trading.
None of the reports in circulation yester
day as to foreign financial difficulties re
ceived confirmation today and In fact the
London market showed advances for Amer
ican securities. This fact, however, waa
without effect on the New York exchange
except for a short time after the opening
Prices Break Rapidly.
Business on the New York exchange
started rather quietly, apparently Influenced
by the better prices In London, but before
11 o'clock a heavy selling movement was In
progress and prices lost from 1 to 4 points.
Union Paclflo led the early decline with a
break of SV points to 142 and Amalgamated
copper followed with a drop of 84 to 95
points. United States ateel offered more
resistance than most of the lost and after
selling at 80 It rallied" to above 87, helping
to steady the balance of the list. Aa prices
steadied there was a falling off In buslnesa
and the market remained relatively quiet
until between 12 and 1 o'clock, when the
bears concentrated their efforts on Union
Pacific, Reading and Amalgamated Copper.
The whole list was affected by the rapid
falling off In these shares and the scene on
the stock exchange became one of wild con
fusion. There seemed to be r!o support and
trading became demoralised. This down
ward movement seemed to spend Its force
In a short time only to be succeeded toward
1:80 o'clock by the wildest trading known
on the exchange since the Northern Pacific
panlo of 1901. Reading fell rapidly to be
low par, getting down as low ss 96H; while
Union Pacific went to 181, St. Paul to 10d
and Amalgamated Copper to 87. At thla
time trsders thought they had Been the
i worst of the day, but still more sensational
I ni.llnu nl.h f Ha mrvMt ,-r.rit trnlfniv
scenes came Just before the close of the j a previous decision tn a similar case, In
market. Brokers who had called on their I which It waa decided that "hereafter the
customers and who had not received satis- court will make strict inquiry In this class
factory response, threw over their atocks , of cg, whether the alleged imprison
almost without regard for the prices they j ment aetuai 0r voluntary, and If It Is
would bring and 1t waa In thjs slump that j found t0 be aa in this case, a merely
the extreme low prices were reached. Amal- , nomlnal restraint voluntarily submitted for
giunated Copper selling at 80. Baltimore
and Ohio at 95. Canadian Pacific at 167, SL
Paul at 1?S. Pennsylvania at 114, Reading at
fl. Southern Pacific at 69?i and Union Pa
clflo at 1204. After the moet urgent spiling
had been accomplished there were sharp
rallies In a number of the shares, most of
thv leaders closing from 8 to 5 points
above the loweat,
Ramor Affecting Harrlmaa.
Wall street was ao excited during the
worst period of the afternoon that almost
any rumor received some belief. One re
port that had considerable effect on the
market and on Union Pacific, particularly,
was that a severe break had occurred In
the friendly relations between E. H. Harrl
man and the banking firm of Kuhn, Loeb
& Co. According to this report Mr. Harrl
man had been requested by the banking
firm to take up a large amount of securi
ties which they were carrying for him.
The story was almost Instantly denied, but
notwithstanding the denial, continued to
have effect. Another reason put forth for
the heavy break in union Pacific and
Reading accompanied by the sharp falling
off In Baltimore dt Ohio was said to be
that the Union Paclflo was having diffi
culties In financing its purchases of Bal
timore 4k Ohio, Atchison snd other stocks.
In order to finance these operations, it waa
asserted that the road would be obliged to
Issue short-time notes and that the Issuing
(Continued on FUUa PagaJ
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Vice President FnlrbunVs to Speak
at Lincoln Kpworth
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 14 (8pecial Tele
gram.) Senator Burkett. today received a
letter from Vice President Fairbanks ac
cepting an Invitation to. address the Ep
worth arsembly at Lincoln on August 8.
Tho pension bureau haa advised Senator
Burkett that a pension of $17 per month
haa been allowed to Alonso B. Noble, Ster
ling, and 812 a month granted to Christian
p. Kounts of Elwood.
Congressman Parker of South Dalcota left
Washington tonight for home. The post
master complications In hla state he has
trimmed up to his satisfaction and said
before leaving his hotel that he probably
would not have occasion to return to Wash
ington until Just prior to the convening of
the congress next December.
William H. Mexwell of Deadwood, S. D.,
was th lowest bldderfor the construction
of the proposed 8500,000 new public building
at Spokane, Wash, the proposals for which
wore opened at" the Treasury department
today. There were five bidders, the Max
well bid being 8416,750, J. H. Welsse of
South Omahs was the next lowest at 8423,
260. tl. H. Lewis of Omaha has been appointed
a clerk at the Puget Bound naval station.
George L. Gibson of Ord, Neb.; Frank J.
Gasterllne of Tipton, la., and J. R. Russell
of Deadwood, S. D., have been admitted to
practice to represent claims before the In
Rural route No. S has been ordered eatab-
llRhed May 1 at Whlterock, Roberta county,
South Dakota, serving 861 people and ninety-
Rural carrlera appointed: Nebraska-
Elgin, route 1, John P. McKay, carrier;
Oscar D. Carlson, substitute. Iowa Corning,
route 1, Leonard Burrus, carrier; Jamee
Walker, 'substitute. Coming, route 7, Alva
W, Frnaler, carrier; Clay Staples, substi
tute. Fort Dodge, route 1, William J.
Barker, carrier; Guy L Walrod, substi
tute. Fort Dodge, route 3, George F. Hil
ton, carrier; Carl J. Hilton, substitute.
Larch wood, route 8, May McEnaney, car
rier; Fred McErianey, t-ibstltute. Mount
Ayr, route 2, Eugene IV. Poor, carrier;
Elmer R. Poor, substitute. New London,
route 2, William E. Wesson, carrier; LeRoy
J. Wasnon, substitute. South Amana, route
1, Paul P. Schafbuch, carrier; Mamie Schaf
buch. substitute. West Liberty, route 8,
Oscar Eves, carrier; Boyd Eves, substitute.
South Dakota Plerpont, route L John Han
son, carrier; Albert Hanson, substitute.
Iowa postmasters appointed: Malone,
Clinton county, Clarence L. Hanson, vice
6. W. Horton, resigned; North McGregor,
Clayton county, Jennie Nellson, vice Ole
JAPS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL
'Frisco School Board Raises Bar and
President Orders Oriental Laborers
Without Passports Exeadcd.
SA"N FRANCISCO, March 14. Late today
nine little Japanese girls who had applied
for admission to the Redding primary
school this morning were admitted after
an examination as to their knowledge of
the English language. . " V - . " r .-
WASHINGTON, March 14. At the direc
tion of President Roosevelt Instructions
have been Issued by the Department of
Justice to United States Attorney Devlin
at San Francisco to dismiss the petition for
a writ of mandamus and the bill In equity
brought by the United States against the
San Francisco school authorities bearing on
the question of the admission of Japanese
children In public schools.
This action of the president Is In ac
cordance with hla promise to dlamlsB theae
suits U the school board rescinded Its
original action barring Japanese children
from the white public schools.
Complying with the provisions of the
immigration act approved February 20 last.
President Roosevelt today issued an execu
tive order that such cltlxens of Japan or
Corea, towlt Japanese or Core&n laborers,
skilled and unskilled, who have received
passports to go to Mexico, Canada or
Hawaii and come therefrom be refused
permission to enter the continental terri
tory of the United States.
This order waa issued by the president
in fulfillment of hla promlae to Mayor
Schmlts and his associates from California
when the negotiations regarding the Japa
nese school question were had In Wash
ington. RUEF LOSES TWO POINTS
California Sapremo Conrt Refoses to
Admit Him to Ball and Holds
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March 14. The
supreme court this afternoon denied the
i application of Mayor Schmlts and Abraham
Ruef for writs of habeas corpus.
In the case of the mayor the merits of
his application were not dealt upon at all.
The court held that hla plea that he waa
unjustly held In custody on grand Jury
Indlctmenta waa made merely to make out
a case of habeas corpus; that his restraint
j was not actual but technical, and that
j he became a nominal prisoner for the pur-
I tha writ TtiA n 1 1 rt aItaiI
the purpose of making a case of habeas
, corpus, the petition will be summarily dls
Ruef's petition cited the allegation that
the grand jury was illegal because one of
the Jurors had within a year served as a
petty Juror, The court held this plea to
lack weight. Another allegation was that
the Indictment did not allege an offense.
The court held that the charge of at
tempted extortion waa clearly atated. On
the aubject of admitting the prisoner to
ball the court decided that that waa a
question entirely within the discretion of
the trial court.
MARVIN CLUE FALLS FLAT
Parties arrested at gait UK with
Alleged Kldnanod Boy Exon
SALT LAKE CITY. March 14. Two
women and a man were taken from a south
bound train here tonight, the police be
lieving that a child In their custody was
the missing son of Dr. Horace Marvin of
Dover, Del. At the police ststlon the
suspects promptly exonerated themselves
snd then were released. It transpired tho,t
the trio had been followed all the way
from Chicago by private detectives and
that tha latter gave the tip which caused
ths travelers so touch annoyance.
ROOSEVELT CALLS BLUFF
Belief In Wae'ilnetoj Flurry on Vail
Etreet Deliberately Flannetl
WILL NOT CHANGE PRESIDENT'S POLICY
K. H. ' Harrlmaa Admits Railroads
Have Made Political Mistakes
la Dealing- with tho
CHICAGO, March 14.-A large part of
Today's Tribune Is devoted to a review of
the railway situation, together with In
terviews with various railway presidents,
chief among them Mr. Harrlman.
Under headlines, "Roosevelt calla Wall
atreet bluff President unmoved by stock
flurry suspected of being engineered to
alarm him Real business not hurt Some
thing more than a speculator's panic needed
to scare administration Into new policy,"
It prints the following from Its special
"There Is a strong suspicion In the minds
of some people that the panicky condltlona
In the New York atock market today were
carefully engineered by certain persona for
the express purpose of Influencing the mind
of the president and of 'throwing a scare
into the administration'.'
"It seems remarkable, to say the least,
thflt V. TI Uarrlman fthnllM have been
here one week, that Yoakum, Stlckney and
Garrett, representing the Rock Island,
Great Western and Seaboard Air Line,
should all have arrived In Washington and
given out alarming interviews within a few
days,' while on Monday evening J. Pier
pont Morgan himself made a hurried trip
to Washington, saw the president, arranged
for a big railroad conference, and left for
"Some people seem to see a coincidence in
the fact that Mr. Morgan was hardly out
of tight of land before panicky conditions
developed In the atock market. Money had
not been high previously and except for
the fact that the Pennsylvania, North
western and other roads have been in the
market for subscriptions which culminate
on Friday, there haa been no anticipated
reason for the extraordinary slump all
Blong the line.
"It la not believed that Mr. Morgan
would be a party to a premeditated panlo
In Wall street. He haa too much to lose,
Nevertheless, It Is considered strange that
Immediately after his visit to" the . White
House, when he predicted all aorta of
gloomy things to the president, he should
go to sea ar- aa to prove an alibi, and
thereupon a imlld panic breaks over Wall
atreet and sweeps all prices down before it
Roosevelt Not Frightened.
"If ' the Wall atreet manipulators have
any Idea they can frighten the president
by a purely stock panic they have missed
their guess most woefully. The general
railroad and corporation policy of the ad
ministration. It can be asserted on good
authority, la not In any way dependent on
atock market prices. It la more than likely
that the president, in common with a good
many other men, has no special objection
to seeing the water squeesed out of some
of the so-called railroad securities.
"The administration la engaged in no cru.
sade against the railroads, nor against the
corporations. -Mfc Morgan's . Visit to the
White House will not. It Is believed, ma
terially alter the policy of President Rooee.
velt That policy can best be discovered by
an examination of hla public messages and
speeches. He believes the railroads are en
titled to a square deal and he will not be
a party to any crusade against them. At
the same time he believes the people are
entitled to fair rates without discrimina
tions as between a small shipper and . a
"The president's policy, aa far as It can
be outlined, does not involve any new leg
islation hostile to the railroads, except so
far as it seeks to determine a fair, basis
of capitalization, bo that the Interatate
Commerce commission may be enabled to
fix a fair tariff rate without regard to
watered atock, or shadowy bonda, or the
gayly printed chromos which have been Is
sued In such profusion by 'wizards' of Wall
Harrlman Admits Roads to Blame.
' Among other things out of tho mouth
of Mr Harrlman aa given to the Tribune's
representative In New York Is this: "The
agitation for theae lower fares Is a result
of a mistaken policy on the part of railroad
managements In the past," Mr. Harrlman
continued. "We have been so busy con
structing and reconstructing lines with a
view of Improved service and better re
turns to shareholders that we neglected
the Important matter of the relation be
tween the railroads and the public as re
lating to sentiment and legislation. The
railroads left to lawyers and subordinates
their dealing with legislatures. They and
the people were nut taken Into full and free
confidence a policy which must be changed.
The relatione between the roads and the
people. In their general welfare are not
understood. I am Insisting that there be
co-operation for the mutual good.
"I would like to go out among the pempls
and explain the necessity for co-operation
between the railroads, the people, and the
government, but I am a little too old to be
gin a campaign of that kind."
Mr. Harrlman waa asked what he could
aay to a proposal by legislatures to reduce
the rates of fare on the Union Paclfio In
view of the fact that the road la paying 10
per cent dividends. He replied:
The Union Paclflc'a position Is different
from many of the other roads, It having
been fortunate In making Imprbvements at
a lower cost than they now can be made.
We Jumped In In 1898 and Improved the
property when materials, the cost of the
use of money, and hire of labor waa S per
cent less than now. It would coat 850,000,-
000 more to make these changes now than It
did when they were made.
Reprisals for Two-Cent Fare.
"It may be assumed that reasonable rates
would not Invite hostility. Don't misunder
stand me. I do not wish ths railroads to be
removed from under state authority. There
Is no desire to abolish state boundaries.
What we do want la authority to legally
handle traffic In a way to effect the most
economy In the cost of transportation. This
being the position of the railroads, the next
question Is what will the president do?"
"Would you. In ths event of 8-cent fares
becoming general, favor a raise In freight
rates or a reduction In dividend T" Mr.
Harrlman was ssked.
"Probably the first result woVild be a re
duction In passenger service," he replied.
"This branch of b business la not very
profitable, but the railroads must carry
passengers In order to have people along
their lines to develop business. On train,
however, could be run where two are now
run. There might be other way of re.
during expenses, but It might also follow
that dividends would havs to be reduced."
Disclaiming assumption of dictatorial
powers, Mr. Harrlman In response to a
"Mr. Burt I did not discharge from tha
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RAILROAD LOBBY DESPERATE
Hoped to Kill Terminal Tax Before
Members C'onld Hear from
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 14. (Special Telegram.)
The big railroad lobby which has been
swelled to such proportions by the Influx
of railroad attorneys and pluggers to de
feat the terminal tax bill, hns been dlmln-
shed somewhat tonight by a good many
of the prominent cltlxens going home to ex
plain to their people why they are dragging
railroad chestnuts out of the fire. The Im
pression Is general tonight that the rail
roads and their paid lobbyists have suffered
a severe set back and that they will be tin.
able to get enough republicans to join the
list of those who have already gone bark
on their pledgee to defeat the bill. In fact
Tax Commissioner Scrlbner Is said to have
admitted things look dark for the railroad
bunch. Joe Burns and John McKesson, ea-
peclally the former, Lancaster's great re
former, has quit the senate and taken to
lobbying on the floor of the house and in
the cloak room against the hill and his
work, which was at first confined to the
Lancaster members. Is now extending to
other members. He was unable to make
an impreesion on a majority of the Lan
caster house delegation, but he is still try
ing. The . railroads are talking all kinds of
compromise tonight and they are anxious
to get the bill fixed to suit them before
the various members hear from home on
their platform pledges. In fact, the rail
roads had arranged to have the bill come
up this afternoon and finally disposed of.
but they wera unable to cut the caper, and
may attempt It tomorrow, but It la equally
certain they can do nothing then. Tho
senate bill probably will be passed In that
body tomorrow and read a first time In the
house and It la very probable unless the
railroads can bul'.doxe the alxty-nlne re
publican members to go back on their
pledges by the middle of the week, the ter
minal tax bill will be in the hands of the
Frank Young ahowed up In the Ltndell
lobby tonight for a conference with hla
paid alKcs, after he had been visited by
Wilson of Custer at "the Lincoln. Schools
of Instruction have been conducted In the
railroad lobby headquarters during the last
few nights and It is reported on good au
thortty a Gage county member will go to
the front for the roads when the time
comes. In a railroad party speech.
The positive stand taken by Governor
Sheldon that all party platform pledgee
must be kept has had a good effect and
a number of members who visited him to
day came away with the Impression that
the governor means what he saya.
While Just at this time It cannot be verl
fled for a certainty, it waa charged in the
Llndell lobby tonight that some question
able methods were being used to influence
some of the legislators against the bill.
GRAZING RIGHTS PRESERVED
New Forest Reserves "fco Be Open
Raaae Daring First Year
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
""tVASHINGTON, March 14. (Special Tele
gram.) In the national forest reserves
which have been created since March L all
stockmen who have regularly used ranges
within their limits will be allowed to graze
all of their stock during the present year
without the payment of grazing feea. If
it Is found that these ranges are being
injured by overgrazing the number of stock
allowed will be reduced gradually until
the damage ia stopped.
The co-operation of atockmen la earnestly
solicited In the adjustment of all range
matters and every effort will be made to
regulate grazing tn a way which will secure
better and more permanent use of the
ranges. Where there la controversy, meet
ings will be held and an effort made to ad-
Just differences by mutual agreement. The
periods during which grazing Is allowed
will be fixed to meet local needs ao far as
possible, and a division of the range be
tween cattle and sheep will be governed
both by Its past use and by Its adapta
bility for grazing the kind of atock to be
allowed upon it.
The interests of the people living In the
vicinity of the reserve will be carefully
guarded and every effort made to pro
tect them. Homestead settlers will be
given preference In the allotment of range
adjacent to their homes, and email ownera
will be protected In the uae of such range
aa la needed by their atock. The ultimate
result of thla policy undoubtedly will be to
make possible the establishment of
maximum number of homes and Insure the
upbuilding of the country and the pros
perity of the people.
PRESIDENT CALLS DENEEN
Governor of Illinois Goes to Wash
ington to Consult Executive
Aboat Alton Deal.
SPRINGFIELD, III., March 14. Governor
Deneen, accompanied by Attorney General
Stead, left for Washington at noon, the
governor having received a letter from
President Roosevelt yesterday requesting
him and Mr. Stead to come to Washington
"to discuss certain mattera."
Governor Deneen refused thla morning to
apeak with regard to the subjects of the
conference, but It Is taken for granted
among the legislators that railroad legisla
tion will be discussed. The conference
takea place at the White House Friday and
follows closely upon the scheduled meeting
between President Roosevelt, R. H. Harrl
man snd other big railroad captains,
scheduled for today. '
CUR20N DEFEATS ROSEBERY
Former Viceroy to India Is Elected
Chancellor of Oxford
LONDON. ' March 14. Lord Curson of ,
Kedleston, ex-viceroy pf India was elected
chancellor of Oxford university today by
1,111 votes against 430 cast for Ixird Rose
bery. Hitherto in the history of the uni
versity chancellors had always been chosen
without a contest. Although much Inlluen
tual pressure waa restarted to persuade
Lord Rosebery to accept the nomination,
there was some adverse criticism of hla ac
ceptance in the face of the almost certain
election of Lord Curzon, who ia a conser
vative. BODIES BROUGHT FROM WRECK
Over Oao Hnndred Are Taken
French Warship lea at
TOULON, March It It waa announced
tula afternoon that 108 bodies had been re
covered from the bulk of the lena,
LULL AFTER STORM
Bhow of Temper Ij Wilson of Onster Only
Beminderof Terminal Tax Figbt
FRIENDS OF BILL CONFIDENT OF SUCCESS
Memberi Feginninc to Sea Where They
Weie Hoodwinked by Lotjby.
AMENDMENT MAY MAKE IT MORE SPECIFIC
Home Appoint a Siftinc Committee to
Take Chare of Bills.
KING ANTI-PASS BILL PASSES SENATE
Child Labor BUI 'Recommitted for
8 peel no Amendment at Inatnnce
of Members from Harnl
(From a Btaff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, March 14. (Special Telegram.)
Today's session of the house was tame
as compared with that cf yeaterday, al
most the entire time being spent In com
mittee of the whole, considering bills oa .
the file. While the terminal tax bill waa
left aa unfinished business, It was not
brought up again and will probably go
over for action until next Monday or Tues
day, So disappointed were the . railroads
In their failure to kill the measure yester
day and so marked a reaction against
the coarse methods of the railroad lobby
that they did not dare to toe the scratch
again, while the friends of the bill, seeing
the trend of affairs crystallising In their
favor, agreed to take more time to unify
and marshal their forcea. The railroad
lobby la still here In great numbers, al
though slightly thinned out, and Is work
ing away for dear life. Joe Burns has
been pulling the strings on Blystons and
Rejcha of this county, although with what
success Is not yet apparent, and Douglaa
of Rock, who waa a railroad favorite In
the last two legislatures, haa been putting
In his time In the coat room cultivating
members, from the North western's territory
with sedvctlve conversations.
Talk of Modifying- Bill.
There is some talk about modifying tha
bill a little bit to make Impossible any ob
jection to- It on the ground that it might
possibly lower the assessment of railroad
property for city purposes of any of tha
small villages below that now enjoyed. If
this is done it will be by bringing the
Clarke bill more Ir.to harmony with tho
first bill Introduced and giving the Bint
Board of Assessment greater powers In tha
matter. It Is believed that with these alight
modifications practically the entire member-
snip of the house, with the exception of
the out and .out railroad tools, will be
brought In line for it. The fuslonlsts. In
cluding even those who have been listen
ing to the railroad lobbyists, do not relish
being used aa catapawa to protect the rail-
roada In their tax shirking and they realtza
that If they take the railroad end of It
under pretense of playing' politics the re
action would come when they should be
held responsible for helping the railroads
to an undeserved victory. All of tha fusion
leaders declared today that they would be
for the bill when the time came, notwith
standing their disposition yesterday to join
with those who were trying to postpone Its
consideration. . .
Wilson on the Warpath.
The only reflex of the terminal tax light
In the proceedings came In the form of an
exhibition of temper on the part of Wil
son of Cuater, quite out of keeping with
the uaual dignity of the members, ths
gentleman of Custer even going so far In
a speech as to defy Bpeaker Nettleton to.
make him stop talking. It was all tha
result of the remark of Clarke of Douglaa
In response to the motion by Wilson to
strike out the enacUng clause of tho
terminal tax bill. "I expected Just such
a motion by the gentleman from Cuater,
the friend of Frank Young, the Burlington
lobbyist." After sleeping over the matter
Wilson came to the conclusion ' that ha
had been Insulted, and he did not Intend
to aland for It even If he had to Insult tha
speaker to get even. He read the follow
ing after getting permission to apeak upon
a question of personal privilege:
Mr. Speaker: I rise to a question of per
sonal privilege. I deem it a duty sa well
aa a privilege to resent an Intended In
sult whenever given. When I picked up
the Lincoln Star last night I was as
tonished at the words quoted aa the open
ing remarks of the gentleman from Doug
las, Mr. Clarke, as hi asserted expectation
to my motion to erase tho enacting clause
from H. R. 192. Unfortunately I did not
honr the intended Insult or there would
have been a Roil and for his Oliver, suit
utile to his insult. When any member so
far forgets his dignity in debate as to sink
his remarks to the language of this char
acter there must be some way to remind
the speaker that he need realize that no
man pats a dog on the head when he bites.
So aure was I that the gentleman from
Douglas had been misquoted when I read
his petulant words that I had the temerity
to deny any such vent of spleen and only '
believed my ears had not caught the ut
terance till the same was verified. I am
certainly honored by twenty years' ao
qualntanoe with Mr. Young and It Is pertU
nent to say I regard the same far mora
creditable than such acquaintance! with said
gentleman from Douglas, Mr. Clarke.
Better association with Mr. Young than
with this political pimp of Omaha this
evident dirty rag on the end of Omaha's
lobby stick of monstrous greed.
As Wilson was about to conclude Speaker
Nettleton interrupted him. "The gentleman
from Custer is out of order," Bald ths '
"I will have my say," retorted Wilson,
"and you can't prevent me. This man
has Insulted me and I Intend to answer
"The rentleman la out of order," again
spoke the speaker. "You will confine your
self to the rules of the house."
"I don't care whether I am out of order
or not," retorted Wilson, "you can't make
me quit talking. I intend to follow the
rules of this house." And . then, a calm
having settled over him, he slunk down In
hla seat and became quiet. Clarke, who
came in during the outburst, did not re
ply. gifting Committee for House.
Bpeaker Nettleton named the following
members as a alftlng committee, to take
charge of all bills on general file: Har
rison of Otoe, chairman; Kclfer of Nuckolls,
E. W. Brown of Lancaster, Hart of York.
Walsh of Douglaa and Hill of Chaae. The
committee will get to work at once.
Amid the applause of the- house the re
quest of t'.ie seuate for the anti-lobby bill,
which the upper body killed the other day,
was granted. Governor Sheldon having re
quested that the senate reconsider Its ac
tion. Ths bill was turned over to the sen
ate before tha clerk left the house.
Adams of Dawes secured favorable action
on hla motion to maks H. R. 4711 a special
order for W o'clock Friday morning. This
Is known ss the stock yards bill and re
duces the charges for stuff sold at ths
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