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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 241.
OMATIA, TUESDAY MOUNTNG, MARCH 2G, 1007-TVrELVE TAQES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
BIG BREAK IN STOCKS
Yioltnt Glnmp in FrioM Aoeompeaied lj
GREAT FLOOD Of SELLING ORDERS
Faolo Apparently with Little or Ho Hewi
ALL METALS ARE LOWER IN LONDON
Toil Partly Aooonnti for Drop in Baeltiic
Copper ant Steel.
DROP FROM TH3EE TO THIRTEEN POINTS
Karrlmans, Hills, Reeding, Atnkltom,
Rok Island, Hew Terse Central
aad Many Industrials
NEW YORK. March 26. There waa a vio
lent slump In prices on the Block exchange
again today, accompanied by excited trad
lag, but without new to account (or It
other than a decline In metal prices In
London and higher rates for call money,
The monetary situation did sot seem to at-
tract much attention, however, and accord
Ing to brokers and members of banking-
firms there was nothing U explain the rapid
melting away of prices, except that holders
of stocks wanted to sell them and appar
ntly without regard to the price they got
for their shares. American Smelting was
' one of the weakest features, falling an ex
treme UA points, but the United Slates
Et.ee! corporation shares and the railroads
also made wide declines. It was note
worthy that throughout the day there waa
. entire absence of the disturbing rumors
of a. fortnight ago to the effect that im
portant failures were Impending. Bank
ers generally said that no one was in diffi
culties,' that brokerage houses had pro
tected themselves with ample margins and
- that whatever might be the underlying
oauee of the recent precipitate declines In
market quotations they did not believe that
It waa fear of anyone falling to meet his
Flood of Selllnsr Orders.
The market opened irregular, with some
Stocks showing a rather strong tone.
among them Canadian Pacific, which was
up I points. The fluctuations were ex
tremely nervous Immediately after the
opening and It was only a few minutes
until the entire list had weakened and
prices were breaking wildly. The selling
seemed to be urgent and there were wide
drops between sales. The volume of the sell
ing orders was so great that It would have
been Impossible to check the decline even
If there had been attempts to support
prices. American Smelting, Amalgamated
copper, United States Steel, Union Pacific,
'Northern Pacific and Reading went down
without- restraint, carrying with them the
general list without, exception. Brokers
everywhere had orders to sell and the scans
on the floor of tiie exchange waa one of
' considerable excitement and confusion as
the excited traders sought to execute' their
eommlmiions. - After the first demoralisation
there, came ,a, quieter period of trading and
the market steadied Itself, only to give
away again lust as soon as the pressure
to sell was resumed. Favorable features,
such as the better feeling In Europe, the
reassuring Interview with Lord Rothschild,
gold engagements in London and an an'
nouncement of further government aid to
the money market, which ordinarily would
receive attention, were practically ignored.
Close Irregular and Ksclted.
Several times during the day the market
showed algns of steadying, but as soon as
prices had rallied a point or two another
Hood of selling orders appeared and the
ticker resumed Its record of crumbling quo
tation. Toward the close of the day a
buying demand apparently to close out
Short contracts appeared and gave prices
a rully. At the last the market was ex
cited and Irregular with quotations bettor
than the lowest, but showing wide declines
from Saturday's prices. Canadian Pacific
' was weak last week, however., closing a
point higher than Saturday. The principal
declines of the day as shown by the closing
quotations were: Amalgamated Copper,
44; American. Smelting, 8Vfc; Anaconda, 2;
Atchison, 2; Baltimore & Ohio, 4; St. Paul,
6; General Electric, 6; Great Northern,
t; Great Northern ore certificates, B; Mis
souri Pacific, 2 V. New York Air Brake, U;
New York Central. SV; Northern Pacific,
i; Reading, t; Rock island, 1; Southern
Pacific, I; Union Pacific, t; United Suites
Rubber, M: United States Steel, 2V4. and
United States Btoel preferred 414, The total
ales for the day were 1,702,062 shares.
i Violent Break la Copper.
BOSTON, March 26. With practically no
Support prices broke violently in the Bos
ton slock market today, extreme loeses In
leading copper stocks running from 4 to
11 points. There were some slight recov
eriee In the late duelings, but the close was
very weak. North Butte, after opening at
2, a decline of 6i from Saturday's close,
fell to ?!. closing a 80- Osceola dropped
to 122Vk. a loss of 12.
Today's break carried many copper shares
below the level reached In the demoralised
. market of March 11 Tamarack, the low
price of which on March 14 was 110, today
weut to 108, Quincy 11 to 108. Isle Royal
from 18 to 17; Franklin from 18 to lt,
and Butte Coalition from 24 to 21. Oranby
lost I points.
Advices from London regarding the break
In the prices of copper were believed to be
largely responsible for todsy's declines.
AMERICA! HRKAK I LOS D0 1
Influx ef Investing Peblle Helps
Steady the Market.
LONDON. March 2S.-The break In prices
In WU1 street produced a weakness in
Americans hers today. Otherwise the Stock
exchange surmounted the first day of ths
dreaded settlement with greater ease than
had been expected. Money was plentiful,
and the carry-over was easily arranged.
The speculative accounts open proved
smaller than was feared and only one un
important failure was registered.
Ths Influx of the general Investing publlo
At the ruling low prices helped greatly
to sustain the market. It had been sup
posed that ths difficult situation might
Induce ths committee of the Stock ex
change to depart from Its usual custom of
closing on taster Saturday, and their de
cision to adhere to the closing Is taken
as a hopeful augury showing that the com
mittee takes practically toe eame view of
the situation as does Lord Rothschild, that
there is absolutely no danger" of further
It is apparent that the account open In
f Americana hsrs Is not Urge and therefore
the break In Wall strevt did not havs the
expected great influence in London. While
fCeuUuued a Second Page.)
SlftrJARY OF THE BEE'
Tuesday, Kerch SO, 10OT.
nil wis me
19 20 21 22 23
Ki 25 20 27 28 29 30
FORECA8T KOR NEBRASKA Rain
Tuesday, possibly snow in northwest por
tion; colder. Wednesday fair.
FORECAST F1H IOWA Rain and
colder Tuesday. Wednesday fair In west,
rain or suow and colder in east portion.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday;
Hour. Lg. Hour. Deff.
ft a. m 1 1 p. m M
a. m ttO 2 p. m M
7 a. ra S9 I p. m (
8 a. m 2 4 p. m 91
I a. m 64 Id. m CO
10 a. m 71 I p. m W
11 a. in 74 7 p. m 84
12 m 80 8 p. m 81
8 p. m 72
As a result of the senate declining to
agree to the house amendments to the
terminal tax bill, conference Committees
were named and soon agreed. The senate
adopted the conference report without do
bate, but the house laid the nutter over
until this morning, when it will come up
as a special order. The senate passed an
anti-lobby bill framed along the lines of
the Missouri law. The Lee bill for the
annexation of Omaha and South Omaha
was recommended for passage by the mn
ate In committee of the whole. The house
named a committee to confer with a like
committee from the senate to fix the
date of adjournment, but the senate re
fused to consider the matter. Page 1
Funeral of General Wlnt at Arlington
cemetery most Impressive. Army circKs
busy with talk of his probable successor.
Attorneys for Abraham Ruef withdraw
all obstacles to his trial at San Francisco.
Thaw case Is continued until Wednes
day morning, when Judge Fllxgorald will
announce his decision on application for
lunacy commission. Page 1
Judge Emory Speer makes decision up
holding validity of federal employers' lia
bility act. He holds that congress has
same powers to regulate Interstate com
merce that It has to control foreign com
Morton salt plant at Hutchinson, Kan.,
destroyed by fire. The loss is about
f 1,000,000. Page 1
President Zelaya of Nicaragua reports
the capture and occupation of the capital
of Honduras. Page 1
Lord Rothschild says no panio Is Immi
nent, although some small dealers may
fall. Page I
Russian Duma debates question 'of
courts-martial and may declare tbem ille
gal Page 1
France has decided to send troops to
Morocco to enforce demands - for In
demnity for the assassination of ' Ir.
Mauchamp- -; . Pare 1
Further evidence Is introduced at Ponea
in effort to show Frank Brink was insane
when he shot Bessie Newton. Page S
Joseph Schall la in jail at Broken Bow
for shooting Constable William Lewis at
Anselmo. Schall did the shooting while
resisting arrest. " Page S
Prairie fires near Sutherland do much
damage to ranges and property. Page 3
Secretary of treasury authorises bank
to deposit certain bonds In lieu of United
States government 4s of 1907 as security
for circulation when the government
bonds are offered for redemption. Page 1
COMJaXKOXAX. AJTO IMDUSTBIAi.
Another day of wild selling on the New
York Stock exchange sends prices down
along the whole range of stocks. Ameri
can Smelting suffered most, but United
States Steel and the railroads all shared
In the slump. No cause for panto is
known. Call money Is higher. Metal
prices are lower. Page 1
Six thousand teamsters In Boston vote
to allow executive board to call a strike
if necessary. Page 1
Grain and produce markots. Page
Stocks and bonds market. Page
Lire stock markets. Page
City council In committee of the whole
recommend for passage ordinance regu
lating eale of liquor In drug stores and
defeats cut rate street car bill. Page 4
THAW CASEIS CONTINUED
Court Will Mahe No Announcement
Concerning Lsaser Commission.
NEW TORK, March 26. In anticipation
of some action on the part of Justice Flta
gerald In regard to the appointment of a
lunacy commission for Harry Thaw, Mr.
Jerome and all the counsel for the defense
were In court this morning at 11 o'clock,
which hour Justice Fltsgerald had fixed
for notifying the lawyers In case he should
desire further evidence or argument.
Mrs. Bvelyn Thaw came down town alone
and entered the criminal courts building
unattended. Mrs. William Thaw and her
two daughter, the countess of Yarmouth
and Mrs. George L. Carnegie, arrived to
gether and Kdward Thaw appeared soon
thereafter. There waa a long wait for
Justice Fltsgvrald. who did not arrive until
after I p. m. By this time the women mem
bers of the Thaw family had returned to
their hotels. When the Judge finally took
his place on the bench he merely went
through the formality of having the court
session adjourned entll Wednesday morn
ing, the time set last Friday for the jury
to make Its reappearance In the case. Jus
tice Fltsgvrald made no announcement
whatever to the attorneys, the ceremonies
in court occupying less than two minutes.
If Justice Fitzgerald decides to appoint a
commission he probably will first excuse
the Jurors Indefinitely, informing them that
they will be duly notified when their pres
ence is again desired.
Then after the Jury retires hs will for
mally announce the appointment of a com
mission. If Uie Judge decides not to appoint
a commission he may make no other an
nouncement than to direct that the trial
Cheeses Raek Island.
CHICAGO, March 25. It wis simouoced
Unlay st the gtnrral offices of the Hoclt
Island lynlem that W. 8. Tlnsman. for
merlr suwrlnteniient of the southwestern
district of the system, has liven aprolnted
aaalslant gent-raj manager with offices at
CtilcHifo. A. E. Sweet has been appointed
superintendent of the southwestern district
ill 1ST "- Ate. i .
TEGUCIGALPA IS CAPTURED
.eaUent f Hicara;na Announces Cecnpt
tioi ef Capital of Honduras,
REPORT OF SACKING OF SAN MARCOS
General Carina Tells ef Attaefce
I'poa Women and Deatraetloa ef
Prepertr Amerless In
WASHINGTON. March 2S.-8enor Cores,
the Nlcarae-uan minister, tonlejht received a
dispatch from President Zelaya of Nica
ragua announcing the capture and occupa
tion of Tegucigalpa, the capital of Hon
duras. PUERTO. CORTE7,, Honduras, March 21.
Via New Orleans, March 28. News of the
sarklns; of San Marcos,. Honduras, an ac
count of fresh revolt in the Interior of
Honduras, and Information of considerable
financial loss to American interests because
of the war, hnve been received here.
The sacking of San Marcos was related
by Oeneral Carmo of the Honduran army,
whom Nicaragua dispatches said had been
killed there February 26. General Carmo
was concealed for several days after his
defeat at San Marcos and finally gained the
Honduran lines uninjured. He then gave
an account of the outrages perpetrated on
the women and defenseless citliens of the
captured town, which he said was looted
and sucked by the soldiers of Nicaragua.
Details of his story have not reached here.
The revolt reported here occurred at
Camaygua, Honduras, where on March 20,
160 men captured the plaza. Six hundred
men were sent from Sun Pedro to suppress
this revolt and orders were given for a
body of Indian allies to join the expedition.
Losses to Americans.
The principal losses to Americans have
occurred in the banana Industry. The re
ports of the Honduras interoceanlc rail
road, which transports the greater part of
Honduras' banana crop to the seaboard, say
that shipments have fallen to one-quarter
the usual volume. It Is reported that
boys and girls cut and gather the bananas
while the women load them on the tars.
The men have gone to the war.
The American gunboat Marietta is sold
to have done good work In the Interests of
American shipping at Trujlllo, the first
Honduran port captured by NIcaraguans.
Upon arrival here March 18, the Marietta
reported that the NIcaraguans were mo
lesting small vessels at Trujlllo which were
the property of Americans, but that they
desisted on warnings from Captain Fullam
of the Marietta.
Reports of the fighting telegraphed to
Puerto Cortes do not paint the situation
as bad for the arms of Honduras and Sal
vador as do the Nlcaraguan telegrams.
A Honduran force under General Gomorro
has slipped past the Nlcaraguan lines and
is marching Into the Interior of Nicaragua,
raising a revolt against Zelaya. An official
report reaches here that on March 11, this
column captured Toiomalpa, Nicaragua,
after thirteen houro fighting and wounded
or killed 100 NIcaraguans, besides capturing
Nations Work for Peace. ""
WASHINGTON, March 16. Negotiations
for peace In Central America are being car
lied on here with great earnestness. Mr.
Creel, the Mexican ambassador, and Mr.
Corea, the Nlcaraguan minister, both dis
cussed the Central American war today
with Mr. Root and, although Mexico and
the United States have not yet found a way
to restore harmony. It Is believed that ar
bitration will be effected soon. Nicaragua
Is unwilling to make overtures Cor peace,
as it Is alleged such a step would be re
garded by President Zelaya as an indication
that he fears Salvador, the avowed ally of
Honduras, and Guatemala, which is sup
posed to be ready to assist Honduras. .If
the United States and Mexico were to
jointly advise Salvador and Guatemala that
they must remain neutral. It la held by
friends of President Zelaya that the war
would end, as Honduras has been defeated,
and Its capital, even. Is expected to fall
Into the hands of the NIcaraguans In a few
it is known, however, that Mexico and
the United States do not care to advise
Salvador and Guatemala to remain neutral
and In fact do not wleh to take any active
part In peace negotiations unless Nicaragua
Indicates In some manner that It desires
peace, Mexico and the United States are
unwilling to force peace, which might be
distasteful to either of the three countries
involved, but It Is believed that some plan
will be evolved which will make possible
an arbitration that will in no way humil
iate any of the belligerents.
RUEFS LAWYERS WANT TRIAL
Writ of Error to I'alted States Da
pram Coart Bald to Be
SAN FRANCISCO, March 25. Abraham
Ruefs attorneys have. It Is said, with
drawn their writ of error filed with the
United States supreme court and state
that they are now anxious to proceed at
once with the trial on a charge of ex
tortion. Attorney Frank Murphy said last night:
"We have instructed our representatives
In Washington to withdraw the writ of
error filed by us. This decision was
reached on account of the decision of the
stats supreme court to the effect that the
participation of an incompetent Juror does
not affect the validity of an indictment.
We will proceed without further delay with
the trial of Abraham Ruef."
The prosecution views the action of the
defense in withdrawing from the United
States supreme coart the application for
a writ of error as a final laying down of
arms against the prosecution of Abraham
Reuf. The arrest of Louis Glass, vies
president of the Pacific States Telephone
and Telegraph company, is expected mo
mentarily. Ruef and Chief of Police Dlnan were In
court today to plead to the indictments
charging conspiracy and extortion, but
Heney and Burns were so busy on the
grand Jury work, which resumed Its ses
sions In ths afternoon, that the case was
postponed for one week.
LOCAL CPTIONJN COLORADO
Governor Barhtrl Slgne BUI la Pres
ence ef Clergymen and Trm
DENVER, Colo., March 25.-1 n the pres
ence of a large audience. Including clergy,
men and officers of the Women's Christlsn
Temperance union. Governor Henry
Huihtil today signed the local option bill,
the first temperance law ever paaaed by a
legislature in Colorado. The event was
celebrated with religious services, opening
with scriptural reading and closing with
beuedioUoa by Governor Buchtel.
FRENCH TROOPS FOR MOROCCO
Demand for Reparation far Death ef
Physician te Be Bached
PARIS. March 25.-AS a result of the
cabinet meeting today It was decided to
send French troops to occupy Oudja. a
frontier town in Morocco, until the Moorish
government gives full satisfaction to
France for the assassination of Dr. Mau
champ. The French demands for reparation will
be forwarded to Fes Immediately.
The French press Is clamoring for ener
getic action in Morocco. A Oermanophobe
sentiment has been aroused by the Intima
tions that Germans Inspired the attack
which resulted In the assassination of Dr.
Mauchamp at Morocco City, and this has
been fanned by War Minister Plcquart's
transfer of General Ballloud from the com
mand of the Sixteenth corps of the army
of the east for a speech which the general
delivered on the occasion of the retirement
of a colonel, in which he referred , to the
Inevitable coming war with Germany, when
France "would have an opportunity td win
The chauvinistic papers accuse the war
minister and Premier Clemenceau of
cowardice In disgracing a gallant officer
because his words might displease Em
peror William. Paul Deroulede, founder
of the League of Patriots, who was de
feated at the last elections for member of
the Chamber of Deputies, in an open letter
published today says that unless the min
isters resign France henceforth will be the
vassal of Germany.
Foreign Minister PInchon at an extror
dlnary session of the cabinet today recom
mended a policy of reprisals if necessary to
secure from the Moroccan government sat
isfaction for the murder of Dr. 'Mauchamp.
The cabinet subsequently .decided to oc
cupy the Moroccan frontier town of Oudja
with French troops.
The armored cruiser Jeanne d'Arc and
the cruiser La Lands, which sailed from
Toulon yesterday for Tangier, carried field
equipment for marines.
The French office has sent a note to the
powers explaining the situation.
YANKEE WARSHIP IN SOUTH
Gunboat Marietta OH Hondaraa Nlca
raguan Minister Tells of Vlo
tory at Choluteea-
PUERTO CORTEZ, Honduras, March 25.
The United States gunboat Marietta and
the Nlcaraguan gunboats Ometepe and
Jacinto were at Trujlllo, Honduras, on
Saturday night. The Honduran gunboat
Tatumbla has arrived from Celba.
The Marietta is expected here tomorrow.
There has been no encpunter between the
belligerent gunboats off this coast. ,
PARIS, March 26. The Nlcaraguan lega
tion today received the following dispatch
from Senor Gomes, the Nlcaraguan minis
ter of foreign affairs, confirming the pre
vious reports of Nicaragua's victory at
Choluteca (Honduras) taken. Allied
armies of Salvador and Honduras routed
everywhere. President Bonilla has sought
refuge at Ban Lorenzo with 200 men. Our
ships have sailed to rapture them.
'Tegucigalpa will fall tomorrow.
WASHINGTON, March 25. President
Bonilla of Honduras has reorganised his
army and Intends to make a prolonged re
sistance to the Nlcaraguan forcea This
news reached the State department late to
day from Philip R. Brown, secretary to the
American mission to Honduras, and Guate
mala, who Is now at Tegucigalpa.
DUMA ON COURTS-MARTIAL
Conservatives Say Acts Were Neces
sary, hat Do Not Defend
ST. PETERSBURG, March 26.-The ques
tion of drumhead courts-martial was raised
In the Duma today on a motion of the con
stitutional democrats for appointment of a
committee to draft a bill providing for their
abolition. The cabinet ministers were
M. Maklaloff, constitutional democratic
leader, showed the Inconsistency of the
establishment under the constitution of
martial law and traced Its development and
Its continued existence In various forms.
The conservative orators did not defend
the summary procedure, but declared that
desperate conditions demanded equally
desperate remedies. They maintained that
the passage of the resolution would In
volve a surrender to anarchy.
The whole afternoon was devoted to
speeches on the subject and the house ad
journed at 4:30, with nearly fifty would-be
It Is expected that the resolution will be
adopted by an enormous majority. It Is
not strongly opposed by ths government.
as the law providing for trials by drum
head courts-martial will lapse by expira
tion of its two months' limit tomorrow.
AMERICAN BOY NOT FOUND
German Porta Are Watched In Order
latercept "Eddy" Krleger's
HAMBURG. March 28. The local police
have been unable to find any trace of
"Eddy" Krieger, the abducted son of
George Krieger of Chicago, who was. It is
claimed, secretly taken from here last
week In an automobile by two masked
His mother, who was divorced from Mr.
Krieger and has since married a Dr. Mac-
Donald, came to Germany to obtain pos
session of her boy, with the result that
Superior Court Officer Hanover adjudged
the lad to her. She brought him from
Hanover, where he had been staying in a
boarding house, to this city, but the boy
disappeared. Mrs. MacDonald has offered
a reward for information tending to es
tablish the boy's whereabouts. All the
German porta are being watched In ths
hope of arresting the abductors and re
covering the boy.
I BRITISH CARDINAL EXPECTED
Pope Mey Hold Coaslatory at Kad
f Year for Speelae
ROME, March 25. In addition to the oon
plBtory to be held April 14, at which six
cardinals will be created, the pope will
hold another consistory at the end of the
year for the purpose of appointing foreign
cardinals. England, having been without
a representative In the aacred college since
the death of Cardinal-Vaughan, will have
one cardinal, the candidates being Arch
bishep Bourne of Westminster and Bishop
Hedley of Newport, England, and Rt. Rev.
Francis Ardan Gosquet, abbot t president
of the English Rmedlctlnes.
Strong claims sre being made on behalf
of the United States for two more cardi
nals, one in ths east and the other in the
west, but nothing has been decided oa the
GENERAL W1NT IS AT REST
ImpTttslv's Funeral Cervices at the Biitorio
V Arlington CemeUrji
TALK CONCERNING HIS SUCCESSOR
Colonel Anams ef Cavalry Arm or
Colonel Sweet ef Infantry Most
Likely to Receive the
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 26. (Special
Telegram.) One of the most Impressive
funerals which Washington has ever wit
nessed was that of Brigadier Genet al
Theodore J. Wlnt, whose body was In
terred in historic Arlington today. The
escort provided for the body of this dis
tinguished soldier and recent commandar
of the Department of the Missouri was
in full accord for an officer of his rank
and was attended not only by every
brigadier general on service in Washing
ton, but by many members of the general
staff as well.
The death of General Wlnt in all prob
ability will 'advance officers In the cav
alry arm of the service and promote to
a brlgadlership Colonel" J. A.' Augur, son
of the late Oeneral C. C. Augur, one f
the distinguished soldiers of the war be
tween the states, and who from lsT to
1871 waa commandant of the Department
of the Platte, with headquarters at
Omaha, now the Department of the Mis
souri. In turn promotions will come to Lieu
tenant Colonel J. Parker, Major W. L
Flnley and Captain L. W. Cornish, who
will be advanced to higher rank. Should,
however, it be decided the Infantry arm of
the service be recognised in the promotion
by reason of General Wlnt's death, and
assuming that senority In rank will
govern, then Colonel O. J. Sweet of the
Twenty-eighth regiment will be promoted
to a brigadier generalship, making Lieu
tenant Colonel R. T. Yetman of the Twenty-seventh
a colonel and Major M. F.
Walts of the Slxtenth regiment a lieu
This is predecated upon the March
number of the army directory, the first
number Issued from the adjutant general's
office Instead of the military secretary's
office as heretofore, the lost session of
congress having invested Oeneral Fred C.
Alnsworth with the rank and title of ad
New Commander at Omaha.
The death of General Wlnt also will bring
about a change in commanders of the De
partment of the Missouri. Major General
A. W. Groely, commander of Northern
division, temporarily filling General Wlnt's
position while the latter was In service In
Cuba. In view of the Importance of the
Department of the Missouri over the De
partment of Colorado It will not be sur
prising If General Constant Williams, now
commander of the Department of Colorado
would be transferred to the Department of
Missouri or lightning might strike Brigadier
General William S. McCaskey, now In com
mand of the Department of Texas. Both
these officers are In line of promotion by
reason of their service.
Pollard Back from fsthmas.
Representative Pollard, who has been
with the congressional party whloh re
cently visited the Isthmus of Panama to
look over the canal gone, returned to Wash
ington this afternoon. Mr. Pollard, to
gether with other members of the party.
called on the president and told him that
everything in the way of progress In the
work of digging the big ditch looked good
to them and of course the president waa de
lighted to have his views corroborated. Mr.
Pollard leaves for New York tomorrow and
Cattle for the Indians.
Secretary Garfield today awarded con
tracts to the following to supply cattle for
John Dent. Tyndall, & D., 600 heifers for
Santee agency, Nebraska, at $36 each; flf
teen heifers for Santee agency (Poncas),
Charles C. Judy, Tallola, 111., twenty-four
bulls for Santee agency, 170 each.
Willis M. Spear, Sheridan, Wyo., forty
bulls for Tongue River agency, $80.
Ditch Contracts to Be Let.
The secretary of the interior Is asking
for bids for the construction of sixty-six
miles of lateral ditches with structures, In
connection with the Belle Fourche Irrlgu
tion project In South Dakota. The work
Involves approximately 646,000 cubic yards
of excavation, 1,960 cubio yards of con
crete and 110,000 feet B. M. lumber. Plans
specifications and other information may
be obtained from the reclamation service,
Crawford, Neb., or Belle Fourche, S. D.
Proposals will be opened at Belle Fourche
Will Enforce Anti-Fence Law.
Secretary Garfield today Issued an order
for the strict enforcement of the law pro
hibiting the fencing of the public domain.
In doing so, he mentioned the efforts made
at the last session of congress to obtain
a modification of this law. which was
passed In 1K6. and expressed regret that
no discretion is given the government to
permit the continuance of fences "that are
clearly for. the benefit of all Interests." He
predicted that hardship and loss will be oc
casioned especially to the small stock owner
and home-maker by the strict enforcement
of the law, and added, "but so long as It
is on the statute books It must be enforced
without considering the reasons which led
to any violation."
The order calls attention to the making
of gaps or maintenance of gateways in
illegal fences, and says that these will re
Have from liability under the law. The
cutting down of the wires and allowing
ths fence posts to stand will relieve from
liability. The order says the department of
Justice will act vigorously against violators
of the law and an invitation Is extended
to persons Injured by illegal fences to make
Clemency for Captala Cochran.
The president has approved the recom
mendation of Becretary Toft that clemency
be shown Captain W. B. Cochran. Twenty
fourth Infantry, swntenced to dismissal In
the Philippines for drunkenness on duty
and he has mitigated the sentence to the
loss of fifty filea This makes It Improbable
that Cochran can ever rise above the rank
of lieutenant colonel.
Coloael Myer te Be Promoted.
Colonel Albert L. Myer. Eleventh cavalry,
has been selected for promotion to the rank
of brigadier general to fill a vacancy cre
ated by the death of General Wlnt.
Premotloa for Swart a.
Harry H. Bchwarts of Sioux Falls, S. D.,
was today appointed chief of the special
service division of the general land office.
! Mr. Bchwarts was formerly apedal agent
! of the land office and at the time of his
; appointment to his present position was an
1 assistant United States district attorney
with beadquaxtera at Helaoa, Mat
MINERS' TRIALS AT BOISE
Cases ef Moyer, Haywood aad Pettl
hone Will Be Tried at Idaho
BOISE, Idaho., March 26-Charles H.
Moyer, William D. Haywood and George A.
Pettlbone, charged with the murder of
former Governor Frank Bteunenberg, will
bo separately tried In the district court of
Ada county In this city. At the convening
of the opening term cf the court next Mon
day morning Judge Wood will announce the
dates for the trials and It will be decided
which defendant Is to be put on trial first.
Attorneys for both sides have signified
their readiness for trial by the last of
April or early In May.
Judge Atwood this morning denied the
defense's motion for a change of venue.
In a short oral decision he said he was con
vlnced conditions prejudicial to the de
fendants did not exist In Canyon county
that did not exist In other counties, but
woe not certain that In the outlying pre
cincts a fair and Impartial Jury could not
be obtained. In the town of .Caldwell, he
said, certain persons seemed largely pre
judiced against the defendants.
If there were any assurances that after
the case had been moved to another county
the defense would not ask for a further
change of venue he would not have hesi
tated to grant the motion. He favored the
Idea of attempting to secure a Jury In
Canyon county and If It became evident
that an Impartial jury could not be se
cured, permitting the defense to renew
their motion. He wanted to be perfectly
fair, however, and would therefore grant
the motion of the defense If the defense
would consent to have the cases taken to
Ada county for trial.; After a consultation
Attorney Nugent, for the defenses con
sented to have the cases removed to Boise,
and the order was made.
MORTON SALT PLANT BURNED
rectory at Hatrhlnaon, Kan., Worth
Half Million Dollars Destroyed
HUTCHINSON, Kan.. March 23. The Mor
ton salt plant, the largest in the world.
owned chelfly by Jay Morton and Paul
Morton, former secretary of the navy, was
destroyed by fire tonlghL The loss em
braced a new $250,000 addition to the plant
and a vast amount of refined salt.
The fire started from the explosion of a
coal oil lamp. Crude oil was burned In the
furnaces and In some way the fire waa
quickly communicated from the boiler
room to other parts of the building. A
strong southwest wind fanned the flames
and caused them to spread rapidly.
In a few days the new $250,000 addi
tion to the plant would have begun the
manufacture of salt by a new process
known, as the vacuum process and reputed to
be more economical that the old. A battery
of eight of the largest oil burners ever
constructed had been Installed for the
operation of this part of the plant. These,
with- much other costly machinery Is a
mass of twisted Iron. With the exception
of the new part, the plant was covered by
GOVERNMENT WANTS BONDS
Will Accept Other Seearitlee for De
posit s, bnt Desires Cnrrcnt
, Fonr Per Cents.''
WASHINGTON, March 25. The secretary
of the treasury announced today that he
would aocept In substitution for United
States 4 per 'cent bonds of 1907 now held to
secure publlo deposits any other govern
ment bonds, Philippine bonds and certifi
cates, city of Manila bonds, Porto Rlcan
bonds, District of Columbia bonds at par
and Hawaiian bonds at 90 per cent; also
state, municipal and high grade railroad
bonds, such as are legal Investments for
savings banks In the states of New York
and Massachusetts, on the basis of to per
cent of their market value.
It la understood that any of such bonds
thus wlthdrswn must be assigned to the
"secretary of the treasury for redemption,"
under the provisions of the department cir
cular of March 14, 1907.
RATES ON LUMBER RAISED
Tariff from Paget Bound Points to
St. Paul Is Advanced' Fifty
SEATTLE, Wash., Maroh 25. Repre
sentatives of the various transcontinental
railways running Into the state of Wash'
Ington, at a meeting held in this city, have
decided to raise the lumber rate from 40
to cents per 100 from'Puget Sound points
to. St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Lumbermen are united In declaring that
this move on the part of the railroads was.
taken because of the reciprocal demurrage
law passed at the last session of the
Among those who attended the confer
ence were Oeneral Manager Horn and
Vice President C. M. Levy of the Northern
Paclflo, Harry Blskey, general western
freight agent for the Northern Pacific;
Harry Adams, assistant general ' traffic
manager of the Great Northern; J. P.
Olcott, vice president and general manager
of the Oregon Railway A Navigation com
pany. SENATORS HEARFR0M TEXAS
Penroee Is Exonerated, bnt Soldiers
Blamed for "Shootlaa- r
WASHINGTON, March 26-The senate
committee on military affairs received to
day from the acting secretary of war a
copy of a telegram from Brigadier General
McCuskey, commanding the Department of
Texas, concerning the Major Penrose court
martial. The telegram says that Penrose
was exonerated, but that the court found
that the "shooting up" of Brownsville waa
done by men of the Twenty-fifth Infantry.
The following la the text of the tele
gram: Major General Alnsworth: Major Pen
rose was txonorated by the court-martial
but the court found that the shooting In
Brownsville was done by the men of the
Twenty-fifth infantry. Finding approved
by me. M'CASKET, Cumruander.
COLLISION OF MAIL' BOATS
Steamer from Ostead aad Calais Came
Together Near Dover, Both
DOVER. England. March tfiThere was
an exciting collision this morning outslds
the harbor between the Calais and Ostend,
mall steamers, both Inbound.
The Princess Henrietta, from Ostend,
crashed into ths Lord Warden, from Calais,
making a hole below Its water line. The
Princess Henrietta's bows wsrs badly dam
aged. The sixty passengers of the Lord
Warden were landed without any of them
TERMINAL TAX BILL
Conference, Committer Acres on Bsport to
HouM and Senate.
SENATE ADOPTS REPORT AS OFFERED
Eonsd Aiii for Pay to Consider ths
NEW ANTUMBY BILL IN SENATE
feature Basnd on Viiiouri Law la Cost
Thronsrh One Branoh.
DATE FOR ADJOURNMENT NOT FIXED
Hense Karnes Committee te Caere
with the Senate, bat that Body
la Kot Ready te Con
(Prom a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, March 2. (Special.) The tet
initial tax bill Is not yet out of the woods.
A conference committee was appointed thlo
afternoon by the senate and the house,
the senate having rejected the house amend,
ments to ths bill, and while the senate
adopted the conference committee report
the house made the report a special order
for ) tomorrow. The amendments re
ported back by the conference committee
struck out that provision limiting the right,
of-way of railroads to 100 feet. Ths othsr
amendments were of a corrective nature.
The conference committee waa composed
of Clarke. Jenlson and Quackenbush for
the house and Root, Thomas and Sibley
for the senate. As soon as the report had
been made to the house and Clarke had
moved Its adoption Cone of Saunders moved
as a substitute that the report be made a
special order for tomorrow morning. This;
move he made, ho said, because the mem.
bars had had no opportunity to study the
amendments and inasmuch as the word
"tangible" had been changed to "Intangi
ble" (which was a mistake in the bill and
made doubtful the assessment ef fran
chises) he thought the matter should be
deferred until later He assured the house
the bill would pass and therefore the
friends of the measure should be willing
to wait a while before taking final action.
No one fought the substitute motion aad
Senate Adonte the Report.
The senate adopted without an extended
debate the report of the conference com
mittee. When the report was before the
senate King of Polk, who opposd the orig
inal bill, declared the amendments mads bv
the house cured some of the features of the
bill, to which he took exception, among
them being the provision allowing the state
board to make assessments, aided by the
local assessor, as to the value of local
property. He said If a terminal taxation
bill Is to be passed It ought to be perfect;
hence he would vote to adopt the report,
The roll call on the motion to adopt tlx
report waa as follows!
O' Conn el I,
Antl-Lonby Bill Passes.
The Jenlson anti-lobby bill, or rather the
substitute for It compiled by the senate
judiciary committee, received ths approval
of the senate this afternoon In committee
of the whole and the Indications are that
it will pass the upper body, though there
Is considerable opposition to It. The bill
was entirely changed In the standing com
mittee and Is now patterned after the
Missouri and the New Yofk statutes.
Its aim Is to prevent private "lobbying"
and to require the greatest publicity both
as to lobbyists and their methods. It
requires that all persons who reoetve com
pensation for lobbying shall be registered
with the secretary of state, together wltB
the name of the corporation or firm the '
are working for. After this Is done thai
may lobby only by appearing before com
mittees In publlo addresses, or by written,
or printed arguments addressed to all of
the members of the legislature or by news-'
paper articles. Private lobbying by thettf
is prohibited. The bill does not aim at
business men who try to Influence legis
lation of especial interest to them, but Its
purpose Is to get at the paid lobbyists. Any
one , violating the provisions of ths bill Is
subjected to a fine of not more than tl.OOO
or Imprisonment In the county Jail or
penitentiary not exceeding one year.
Another Important provision In the bill
requires corporations to file statement!
with the proper state authorities show
ing the amount expended In legislative
work. This report Is required to be In de
tail and two months after the legislature
adjourns Is given the corporations to file
It. ( For every day over the two months
the corporations fall to file the report
penalty of $100 may be exacted. 1
When the bill waa up for consideration
Joe Burns of Lancaster county, who has
been given probably more free newspaper
advertising than any other man In the
senate, offered an amendment to prohibit
any newspaper from publishing "any
article, communication or editorial in ad
vocacy of or In opposition to any bill of
measure pending before either house of the
legislature or awaiting the approval or die
approval of the governor."
The amendment caused a short discus
sion, but waa voted down hy a vote of
I to 15. The nine voting for It were: Burns,
McKesson, Buck,. Clarke, Ashton, Luce,
Thome, Saunders and Glover, and they
constituted practically all of the opposi
tion to the bill on the floor of the senate.
It was then recommended for passage.
Let'i Annexation BUI.
Mike Lee's Omaha-South Omaha consoli
dation bill went through the senate commit.
tee of the whole this afternoon without ds-
t bats. This Is the measure passed by the
house several days ago, providing for the
submission of the question of consolidation
to a vote of the people affected. If the
bill goes through the senate, as It Is prob
able it will. It will be ready to go to. the
governor after the houss has concurred
In some unimportant amendments.
McMullen's bill directed at small boys
who smoke cigarettes before tbey become
of age was approved by ths senate commit
tee of ths whols this afternoon. The sen
ators added a provision to It making It a
misdemeanor tor a minor to chew tobacco
or to "spit tobacco Juice In public places."
Several of the senators favored raising
the age limit to include some of ths mem
bers of the body who like their quids, but
Uils was not done' and the bill recom
mended relates only to minora.
The eenata b a decisive vote UUs
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