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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 246.
OMAIIA, MONDAY MOR
ATRIL 1, 1907.
SINGLE COPY TILKEE CENTS.
? OIRECAST FOR WEEK
Chieo Will Eoct Kew Way or and Put
f?on Trootixin Ordinanoo Tuesday.
FRcfyiDES MODIFIED MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP
Jy Get Pot Cent of Earning and Hu
licit to Buy Plant.
iARRlMAN Case will be argued
Eitht to lefiua to An&weT Qnestlons ii
EDWARD AND ALFONSO WILL MEET
Conference Btw Monnrebs at
Cartagena Attract Atteattoa
Tnronghont Europe War
: ships to Assemble.
NEW TORK, March StChlcago will hold
Its municipal election on Tuesday. The
isau betwsen Fred A. Busse, the post
maeter and republican candidate t" mayor,
and Mayor Edward F. Dunne ocratlo
candidate for re-election, la co. "1; 4 by
a referendum on the traction que. .f.
trantinn ordinance, which waa
passed by the city council over thv'v,'',
of Mayor Dunne, prortdea for the laau
the eltly ahall have the rtgnt of purchase
on glvfing nouce or. such inienuon. ine
ordinandi la to become effective only after
it haa keen Indorsed by publlo referendum.
The republican favor the adoption of the
Ordinance, while the democrats oppoae aucn
Indoraemant and advocate aaaertlon of the
clty'a rights of eminent domain, the con
demnation of the street car properties and
municipal ownership. The campaign haa
been a heated one.
Michigan will elect five state officials on
Monday, including two juatlcea of the au
prems court, two regenta of the State uni
versity and one member of the State Board
' Harrlman Case to Bo Argned.
1 ine xniernuKO uonunerue cuitunaimiuii
will listen to arguments by counsel for E.
II. Harrlman In Waabington on Monday on
1 the question whether or not the commie
1 alon ahall Appeal to the courts to compel
Mr. Harrlman to answer certain questions
I affecting hla management and control of
Ithe Facifio rsilroada and the Chicago &
Argument In the can of Benjamin Greene
and John N. Gaynor, charged with oonspir-
iacy against the United State government.
twill be heard before the United State cir
cuit court of appeal at New Orleans on
onday. Greene and Gaynor are now in
all at Macon, G
A general strike of painter 1 antlcl-
ted in New Tork City on Monday,
Edward and Alfonso to Meet.
King Edward will leave Biarrtti April 6
'or Toulon, wheno he will proceed the fol
lowing day on board the royal yacht for
approaching meeting between the two
Si. arch haa created considerable oom
ineiit throughout Europe. Every available
Bplnlsh warship will assemble at Carta
gena, to meet the British squadron of seven
Secretary Taft will end hla tour of In
spection of the Panama canal April S, when
hla party, will go to Havana, Three daya
will be apent tn Cuba, during which time
the secretary will Investigate' the altuatlon
with regard to the withdrawal of American
troop from the Island.
GRISCOM'S HOWE DAMAGED
Palace Occupied by Ambassador to
Italy Catches Flro While He
' la nt Cbarch.
ROM 13, March SI. -While Lloyd a Grit-
oom, the American ambassador, and Mrs
Grl scorn , were returning from the Eaater
aervloea at the American church today.
they aaw smoke arising from the roof of
their home, the Palaaso del Drago.
Mr. Griacom hurriedly entered the build'
tng and found the servants were unaware
that the palace waa on fire. The am baa
ador led the way to the attic. Flames
burst forth aa be opened the doors and
burned hla hand and alnged his eyebrows.
Whe Ithe firemen arrived the beams, which
, were put in place centuries ago, were bunt'
lng briskly. The roof over the attic ool
lapsed, causing the center portion of the
celling of the magnificent ball room to fall.
The furniture and paintings were quickly
removed, but not before several of the
latter, notably one of President Roosevelt,
After working twj hours the firemen suc
ceeded In checkln; the blase. The loea Is
estimated at tio.ouo and Is covered by In
THAW SPENDS QUIET EASTER
anssst service la Morala and
lUeelvwe Vlal from Wife la
NBJW TORK, MarAi KL-Easter Sunday
for Harry K. Thawln ths Tombs waa
made more cheerful Hy a visit from hla
wife, to whom had ben granted a special
permit to paa the afterWn with her hus
band. Whan Mrs. Thaw lelt she spoke for the
first time since the tragedy last June to
"Harry grows more cheeVul and satisfied
with the wy nia affairs $r progressing
every day." eiie aald. "U a all the rest
ef ma, be Is perfectly confldent that the
osanmlaalon will find him sane and that
the trial will go on. He even talked today
of being free next Sunday, and planned
how we would dine together."-
Tbaw attended the Easter itervlce con
ducted by Rev. Dr. Sanderson in the morn
ing. None of hla counsel visited him dur
ing the day. Ha will consult with his
lawyers tomorrow as to probafcie, develop
. niants before the commission, which con
venes at 10 o'clock.
HARRIMAN BUYING LANDS
Report that Extensive Deep Water
Terminate Are to Be BaU nt '
ORTLAND. Ore., March 11 T l Ore
flan today says that the sale of tV ween
aud eiw orc ih wu vun ) m, ng--a
If, near Aatorla, Ore.. Is being closf -iand
e purchasers are believed to be th. tr-
n 4ntrtlia. mm itnct to EM n
Loroxlmately rd-COO. It la unds
that the property la for deep watei
f . ... t,ffln Hil .
nimaia iv. -
i cation company, now bulldlug from 1
tta ti v Mraaw sums w-"j
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Monday, April 1, HH7.
un mo tvi wto ran ri t
12 3 4 5 6
7 8 0 10 II 12 13
H 15 16 17 18 19 20,
21 22 23 24 25 26 27;
28 29 30
FORECAST FOR NKBRA8KA Fair and
warmer Monday. Tuesday partly cloudy,
warmer In north weat portion.
FOR EC A ST FOR IOWA-Falr and
warmer Monday and Tuesday.
Temperature nt Omaha yesterday:
Hour. Deg. Hour. Deg.
6 a. m 2 l p. m 4.
6 a. m 27 1 p. m 47
7 a. m 57 S p. m 4'J
a. m 28 4 p. m 50
9 a. m 31) 5 p. m 61
10 a. m 86 6 p. m 60
11 a. m. 40 7 p. m 60
12 tn 44 8 p. m V
9 p. m 46
Nebraska legislature will devote lta time
to keeping economy pledges In platform.
Auditor carrol of Iowa refuses to ac
cept position at head of proposed Insur
ance department and house committee
votes to kill the bill. Fags 3
Jury finally secured In Kennlaon murder
s 'se and taking testimony begins.
ta damage to early fruit crop at
ilnts In state. Fag
Howland of Plattsmouth acci
dent, ' xtlls his 4-year-old son while
clean!. his gun. Page a
Pree'dnt Roosevelt writes letter to
Congressman Pollard thanking him for
voting for the ship subsidy blll. Pag 1
Railroads refuse to make any further
concessions to trainmen and conductors.
Chairman Knapp says progress has been
made toward settlement, but admtta that
nothing definite has been accomplished.
Report that Amenean syndicate haa ac
quired large tract of land In Congo Free
State raise question of right of King Leo
pold to grant such concessions. Pag 8
Dr. George !. Miller answers some
questions about rabies and police regula
tion, declaring the disease the rarest
known to science, and that it never ex
isted in Omaha since the white occupation.
Easter, day of Christian hope and tri
umph, celebrated In the churches of
Omaha. Page 8
Pa'a new Western league championa
made fine showing against Originals and
1907 season has an auspicious opening.
St. Louis Nationals win second game In
contest for championship of Mound City.
FXXAjrcxAX sura comjceboiax.
Grain market. . Pag T
GRADE CROSSING ACCIDENT
Two Men and Two Women Killed by
Alton Train In Kansas
KANSAS CITT, Mo., March 31 Four per.
sons In a buggy two men and two women
were Instantly killed late this afternoon
at the Fifteenth street crossing of the Chi
cago & Alton railroad, two miles east of
this city, by the Alton's Red Flyer, west
bound from St, Louis. The bodies were
GEORGE HENRY, aged S3 and his wife,
t. H. MONNHR. aged 80, and his wife,
The men were salesmen for local mer
Trainmen say that the carriage drove
directly In front of the engine, although
the elect rio bell at the crossing had been
ringing several minutes. Two of the bodies,
a man and a woman, were picked up by
the cowcatcher of the locomotive and car
ried some distance. The other two were
thrown clear of the track. The horses
escaped injury. It Is supposed. the four
people were returning from an Easter picnic
In the country.
GALUSHA A. GROW IS DEAD
Man Prominent tn Pnblle Life
Over Fifty Tears Dies of
BINGAMTON. N. T., March 81.
lusha A. Grow, former congressman from
Pennsylvania, died at hla home In Glen
wood. Pa., this afternoon, as a result of a
general breakdown attributed to old age
Mr. Grow waa elected to congress from
the Wllmot district of Pennsylvania aa the
youngeat member of that body In 1S61, and
after retirement from public life for nearly
forty years he re-entered the house of
representatives aa congressman-at-large
from Pennsylvania fourteen years ago.
When he retired four years ago his publlo
service In the house extended over the
longest period, although not continuous In
service, of any roan who ever sat in that
During the ante-bellum days he waa one
of the best known men In the United
States, and (n 1H64 he came within on vote
of being nominated for vice president in
place of Andrew Johnson, who became
president on the death of Abraham Lincoln.
He was the author of the homestead law.
PREPARING TO WELCOME TAFT
Governor Wlnthrep Arranging aa
Elaborate Reception for Secre
tary of War.
SAN JUAN, P. R.. March Sl.-Governor
Wlnthrep Is preparing a reception to Sec
retary Taft In Porto Rico, second only to
that extended to President Roosevelt. Mrs.
Taft will precede the secretary to the
Island, arriving here April U. The present
program includes an Informal dinner on
Secretary Taft's arrival here, April 14, a
visit to historic polnta and an automobile
trip to Ponoa and return over the same
roada taken by President lUmeevelt.
Praise for Amerteaa Cnthelles.
ROME, March SL Cardinal Merry del
Val, the papal secretary of state, has writ
ten In the name of the pope a highly com
mendatory letter to Archbishop Qulgley
of Chicago, praising the progress of the
CathoUo clergy and laymen In hla arch
diocese and the splendid work done by them
In the collection of Peter's pence, saying
it Is beueOuial te) th universal ohurota,
ROOSEVELT WRITES POLLARD
President Thanis Nabraskan for Retina:
fot Ehip fubtidy Bill.
SAYS MEASURE IS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE
Peat area In other Bllla that 'Were
Objectionable Have Been Fllm
Innted Western Cuafrru.
Congressman Ernest M. Pollard has re
ceived a letter from President Roosevelt
thanking him for his support of the ship
subsidy bill and congratulating him and
other western congressmen for taking a
broad and patriotic view of the subject
The letter follows:
WASHINGTON. D. C March 19. 1907.
My Dear Mr. Pollard: I feel that It is duo
not only to you but to the other western
congiessmen, the congressmen from the In
terior wno voted (or the snip auDsiay uin,
that I should express to you, not omy (or
you, but for all of them also, the reasons
why I think you have rendered a great and
At the outset lat ma ernrth&nlza the fact
that the present proposed ship subsidy bill
haa nothing whatever in common with cer
tain previous measures of the aame name.
mere were well founded objections to cer
tain features of these previous measures;
but In the oresent measure all these ob-
ieotlonable features have been eliminated,
should heartily favor the present meas
ure in any event; nut the experiences oi
Secretary Root on his trip to South Amer
ica, and the course of events on the Pa
cific, seem to me to render it of the ut
most consequence to pass the proposed
bill. Aa a matter of fact, my only objection
to It is that it does not go rar enough. I
personally, for Instance, would like to see a
line to South America from one of our
l reel that you men from the west wno
stood by the cause of American shipping
In suDDorttne the shin subsidy bill deserve
the same praise that should be accorded to
i none men of the seacoast regions wno
voted for. and by their votes suoceeded In
establishing, our present system of national
irrigation in me stales irom ivansas, no
braska and the Dakotas westward to Cali
fornia, Oregon and Washington. At that
time the argument was made to me by
many men representing the oountry east
ox the Mississippi that It was not fair to
ask their support for a measure purely to
oeneni tne states o( the Ureat fiains ana
the Rockies. My answer to them was that
anything that benefited a part of this coun
try ultimately benented an or it, ana mi
we were In honor bound to support any
such measure even if our particular lo
cality waa not affected. The same argu
ment applies now In reference to this ship
ping bill. It is deeply discreditable to us
as a nation that our shipping should be
driven from the high seas, and it has thus
been driven partly because our steamship
lines are quite unsble to compete with
foreign steamship lines, English, German,
Japanese, French, which are heavily sub
sidized by their governments, and partly
because the high standard of wages and
of living which we exact for our seamen
puts our shipmasters and shipowners at a
disadvantage when forced to compete even
with unsubsldlied ships of foreign powers.
This difference In standards, and the aub
aldlzatlon of our foreign competitors, taken
together, have created an obstacle to the
development of our shipping which Is In
surmountable except by a subsidy, snd
this obstacle must be cleared away as we
would clear away a bar from the mouth
of a river.
. Real Blow to Country.
I felt that the loss of the ship subsidy
bill at the last session of congress was a
real blow to our country, and that It was
particularly to be regretted because it haa
tended to dampen some of the enthusiasm
for closer relations with this country which
Secretary .Root's visit aroused .!,. South
A nnjXica. r. T ton iw cable front fur
minister to Uruguay ahowr how the failure
to pass this bill la regretted in some of the
most prosperous and progressive of the
great commonwealths of South America:
"MONTEVIDEO, March 12. 1907. Root
Washington: Great disappointment felt In
River Plate countries over failuro of ship
ping bill to become a law. The desire is
to great for a direct communication with
Tnlted States that I believe agreement
could be made In advance which would In
sure substantial co-oporatlon on the part
of River Plate countries. O'BRIEN."
In my message at the opening of the last
session of congress I spoke on this matter
"Let me once again call the attention of
the congress to two subjects concerning
which I have frequently before communi
cated with them. One is the question of
developing American shipping. I trust that
a law embodying In substance the views,
or a major part of the views, expressed In
the report on this subject made before the
house at lta last session will be passed. I
am well aware that In former years ob
jectionable measures have been proposed
In reference to the encouragement of Amer
ican shipping; but it seems to me that the
proposed measure Is aa nearly unobjection
able as any can be. It will, of course,
benefit primarily our seaboard states, such
as Maine. Ioulsiana and Washington, but
what benefits part of our people In the
end benefits all; Just aa government aid to
Irrigation and forestry In the west is reallv
of benefit, not only to the Rocky mountain
states, Dut to atl our country, it it prove
Impracticable to enact a law for the en
couragement of shipping generally, then at
least provision should be made for com
munication with South America, notably
for fast mall lines to the chief South Amer
ican ports. It Is discreditable to us that
our business people, for lack of direct
communication In the shape of lines of
steamers with South America, should In
that great sister continent be at a dis
advantage compared to the buslnea people
Second Message to Congress.
On January 28 X followed this up with a
special message running as follows:
'To the Senate and House of Representa
tives: 1 call your attention to the great
desirability of enacting legislation to help
American shipping and American trade
by encouraging the building and running
of lines of large snd swift steamers, to
South America and the orient.
"The urgent need of our country's mak
ing an effort to do somethln.r like lta
share of lta own carrying trade on the
ocean haa been called to our attention In
striking faahlon by the experiences of Sec
retary Root on hla recent South Amer
ican tour. The result of these experiences
he haa set forth In his address before
the Tranatnlasisslppl Commercial congress
at Kansas City, Mo., on November 20 last,
an address so Important that It deserves
the careful study of ail public men.
"The facts set forth by Mr. Root are
striking, and they cannot but arrest the
attention of our people. The great conti
nent to the south of us, which should be
knit to us by the closest commercial ties,
la hardly In direct commercial communica
tion with ua at all, lta commercial relatione
being almost exclusively with Europe. Be
tween all the" principal South American
ports and Europe lines of swift and com
modious steamers, subsidised by their
home governments, ply regularly. There
Is no such line of steamers between these
ports and the United Statea
"In consequence, our shipping In South
American ports Is almost a negligible quan
tity; for Instance, In the year ending June
So, lfluo, there entered the port of Rio
de Janeiro over 8.000 steamers and sailing
vessels from Europe, but from the United
States no steamers snd only seven sailing
vessels, two of Which were In distress.
One prime reason for this state of things
Is the fact that those who now do business
on the sea do buslneaa in a world not of
natural competition, but of aubaldlsed com
petition. State aid to steamship lines la
aa much a part of the commercial system
of today aa state employment of conaula
to promote business. Our commercial com
petitors in Europe pay In the aggregate
some $J6.uu0,00O a year to their steamship
flues Great Britain paying nearly S7,CnO.OuO.
Japan pays between U.(X.Oju and H,J.t.
fry the proposed legislation the United
Statee will still pay relatively less than
any ooe of lis competitor paya Three
years ago the Tranamisslssippl congress
formally aet forth as axiomatic the state
ment tha,t every ship Is a missionary of
trade, that steamship lines work for their
own countries Just as railroad lines work
for their terminal polnta, and that It la as
absurd for the United States to depend
upon foreign ships to distribute lta prod
ucts as It would be for a department score
to depend upon wagons or a competing
house to deliver Its goods. This statement
is the literal truth.
. qsMtlsa of ''acts Important.
"Moreover, It must be remembered that
Amerloan ship do not have to contend
niMeiy against the subsidisation of tbelr
(CtsutlAued va aVsoood -l
STOLEN ARTICLES TRACED
French Architect Appropriated to Hla
Own I'ae Mnny Articles
TARIS, March S1- (Speclal.r-Extraordl-nary
revelations are dally being made In
connection with the late M. Thomas, the
well known and much respected architect
of the Ecolo des Beaux-Arts. The value
ff the old books and works of art which
he misappropriated and which have been
traced amounts to $100,000, and It Is certain
that many other priceless articles were
stolen by him.
It la believed that for the last twenty
years of his1 life M. Thomas Systematically
pillaged every publlo building to which he
could gain access. Iavaotlgations are pro
ceeding and more revelations are antici
pated. A woman admits that she received $30,000
from M. Thomas annually. . His official
salary and Income did not amount to more
than one-third of that sum, and at the
same time he waa obliged to provide for
the maintenance of hit own home and his
In 1904 he built himself a oountry mansion
and on Saturday a lestJ commissioner was
sent down to examine! It and see whether
it contained any purloined - works of art.
A number of balconies f wrought Iron were
found, which It Is believed came from the
ancient historic mansion known aa Soubise.
The scandal haa atbiined great dimen
sions since the widow' of M. Thomas un
wittingly proved her d'-ad husband a thief
by trying to raise money from the sale of
some of the treasures of his library. The
volumes, some of them priceless, were
found to belong to the.Ecole des Beaux
Arts library. That exposure proved merely
the first of the series.
M. Thomas was ene of the best known
figures In Paris society. He entertained
lavishly, : had a box at the opera and was
generally reputed to to wealthy. In his
profession he waa very popular and had a
high reputation. He was an officer of the
Legion of Honor. ' .
THIEF POSES AS OFFICIAL
Soldiers Robbed at Paris After Visit
from Ostensible Secretary
PARIS, March (Special.) An Ingeni
ous thief has done a little quiet "Koepen
nicking" at the Chateau d'Eau Barracks
He called at the barracks and explained
that he was M. Cheroti, under secretary of
stats for. war; and as M. Cheron Is tn the
habit of making surpflse visits to the bar
racks at any hour tie sentry readily let
the man In. " ';
The bogus under secretary went through
all the dormitories, going to the bed of each
man In turn and asking him if the beds
were comfortable, the pillows good, and
the food to his satisfaction. Most of the
men were asleep, and they woks up just
sufficiently to answer, the questions, and
then went to sleep agttfn.
The men were loud In their praise of
the good under secretary of state, who went
no thoroughly Into the ; matter of their
creature comforts; but next morning one
man after r-thr,.hef 'tio, toWa wet'bes,
money and other i.iinv f mall size which
the sham under secretary has abstracted
as he felt if the pillows were unduly hard.
There were loud threats against the unfor
tunate sentry who permitted the marauder
to enter and the sentry haa since been
placed under arrest
ARMENIANS IN AFGHANISTAN
Visit of Amee May Bring to Light
Manuscripts of Early -
CALCUTTA, March 81. (Special.) It la
just possible that a very interesting dis
covery of ancient manuscripts will be made
In the near future.
As one. result of the visit of the ameer
to Calcutta attention has been directed to
a small community, of Christiana from Ar
menia who have been living in Cabul for
very many generations. These people In
the time of the late Ameer Abdur Rahman
had dwindled down to ten families. They
were for reasons unknown banished to
Peshawar, and brought down with them a
collection of manuscripts said to be of
Immense value and 'antiquity. Indeed, they
are so old that none of the families pos
sessing them are able to read them. It ap
pears that ths priesthood had died out
amongst these Christians la Cabul and th
community was too remote to be able to
get priests from elsewhere. Hence the
neglect of the sacred writings. In ths
traditional history of Armenia reference Is
made to an "Afghan" country where the
early Christians found a refuge from per
secution. It has hitherto been thought
that by "Afghan" country was meant the
mountainous regions tn the vicinity of
KING IS LOU BET'S FRIEND.
Former French President Rejoices In
Mark of Fnvor of British
PARIS, March 81. (Special.) According
to reports widely circulated, M. Loubet,
former president of the French republic, la
a prey to the deepest melancholy. Un
bosoming himself to a friend recently he
complained that ministers, journalists and
acqualntancea had alike forgotten him and
had neglected him since ho retired ' from
"Only one consolation haa been left me,"
he added. "Only one of the frienda of
President Loubet has not forgotten citlaen
Loubet. I had a kindly visit from him a
little while ago and we chatted for a long
time. That ia he," and M. Loubet pointed
to a signed. photograph of King Edward of
England which stood upon ths mantlepiece,
MORGAN BUYS DUTCH CURIOS
j Financier Aeqnlres I'nlqno Collection
of Jnles Vnn Den Poreboom -
for 81 ,100,000."
BRUSSELS. March 81,-It is currently re
ported that J. Plerpont Morgan of New
Tork has acquired for 81,200.000 the unique
collection of Jules Van Den Poreboom,
I which comprises furniture, pictures, arms,
brasses, ancient engravings and chimney
pieces. The collection Is Installed In a
; sixteenth century Dutch house at Ander
lelcht. a replica of which will be con
structed In New Tork state under ths su
perintendence of Francois Mailfal, the
Perfect Calm at Ondjn.
OUDJA. Morocco, March 81. Perfect
calm reigns tn the town of Oudja'and Its
vkMnlty. The work of cleaning the streets
Is progressing. A native hospital and
dlHientiary and heliograph and telegraph
offices have been opened. A battery from
Oran and a squadron of Spahls from Bldl
Bel Abde. Algeria, have left for Marnla,
whar UiV will soma In unUl furUittr ordera.
RAILROADS STANDING PAT
Hanaren Bsfnaa to Mak Fnnhsr Conces
sion! to Otndaotcrs and Irainmsn.
EMPLOYES MAY MAKE CONCESSIONS
Chairman Knnpn Says Progress Haa
Been Mnde bnt Admlte thnt
nothing Definite Haa Been
CHICAGO, March 81. Martin A. Knapp,
chairman of the Interstate Commerce com
mission, and Charles P. Nelll, commissioner
of labor, who came to Chicago yesterday
to try to settle the controversy between
the conductors' and trainmen's organisa
tions and the. railroad managers, held a
series of conferences today and tonight .
Mr. Knapp said after the conferences that
progress waa being made, but that nothing
definite had been accomplished. It was
said that the labor chiefs had intimated to
the commissioners that they were willing
to concede something from their original
demands In the Interests of peace, but the
nature of the proposed concessions waa not
The railroad managers, on the other hand,
are aald to have declared they would grant
nothing mmre than already offered.
They declared most of the passenger con
ductors were willing to accept the advance
offered and voted to, reject the terms
against their own better Judgment Grand
Chiefs Morrlssey snd Garretson of ths
trainmen's organizations denied that any
influence was exercised among the men in
order to secure a vote favorable to a strike.
A conference of the managers and the
union leaders may be held tomorrow.
Operators Threaten to Strike.
WHEELING, W. Va., March Sl.-Tele-graph
operators In West Virginia threaten
to strike If their wages are reduced when
the new eight-hour law, enacted by the
legislature, goes Into effect. The railroad
companies have given notice that there will
be a proportionate reduction In wages as
soon aa the act takes effect. May 9. At a
meeting today the operators representing
every division . In West Virginia adopted
resolution to accept nothing less than they
receive now for twelve hours.
PLANS OF THE SOCIALISTS
Chairman Berger Snya Disclosures
Concerning Corpornte Abuses
Help the Cnnse,
MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 81. Victor L.
Berger, founder of the social democratic
party and the man who converted Eugene
V. Debs to socialism, tonight announced
the plans of the national executive board,
of which he Is a member, for spreading
socialism into twenty-six states of the
union where Interest is ,now lukewarm.
Mr. Berger, who la one of the most
thoughtful atudents in the party, also
makes the remarkable statement that Pres
ldent Roosevelt haa stolen many of his
Ideas from the socialists.
"All this recent agitation, and unrest,"
said Mr. Berger, "aVid the showing up of
ow pjvpreratijl,s rusf thlmrs la making vote
for ua and swelling ou. .membership.
The peoplo are awakeni.i. They are
becoming more liberal and beginning to
understand social conditions better. Why,
look at President Roosevelt His agitations
and exposures ars helping us Immensely
He Is paving the way for socialism. WMle
he is not of our faith, neverthless he Is
helping us. Every time he shows up the
corporations he makes votes for us. The
more he agitates the better we like It. He
Is convincing the people that we know what
we are taking about. Why, he has even
stolen some of our Ideas. He Is using them
In fact, he admits they are ours."
CONVENTION 0F MUSEUMS
Directors from All Parts of the
World Are to Meet In Pitts
burg In Jane.
PITTSBURG, March 81. Following the
dedication of the Carnegie institute this
month the aecond convention of the Amerl
can Convention of Museums will be held
at the Carnegie museum on June 4, 6 and 6.
Dr. Holland, director of the Carnegie
museum and founder and second vice presi
dent of the national association, is making
preparations for the gathering, which will
comprise the heads of museums of world
wide fame in this country. The object of
the association ia to promote the welfare
of museums, to diffuse knowledge of all
matters relating to them and to encourage
helpful relations among the museums and
those Interested In them. It la proposed
to ally the organisation with the National
Educational association which matter Is
now under consideration by the counall
The council is considering a proposal that
a special committee of three be appointed
by the chair to consult with the proper
authorities to secure fourth class postal
rates upon the publication of museums snd
other educational institutions in oases
where such publications are distributed
gratuitously, but cannot be Issued at stated
Intervals of time. All these matters will
be reported on by the council of the Pitts
CLOWRY ON TELEGRAPH RATES
President of Western Union Snys Only
Few Tariffs that Were In pro St
able Were Raised.
NEW TORK, Maroh 81. Concerning the
recently announced advance in the rates
charged by ths company Colonel R. C
Clowry, president of the Western Union
Telegraph company, tonight said:
Thara haa been nothing Ilka a general
Increase In rates by the telegraph com
panies. A number or special ana unprint
able rates have been increased to the stand
ard schedule rates. These special rates
were discriminative agaUist a large num
ber of placaa and were originally estab
lished by competing companies, which by
reason thereof went into bankruptcy. Most
of the rates Increased were 26 cents for
ten-word rates. It coats st least Su cents
each to handle such messages for short
distances at the present time. The Increase
In the cost of telegraph materials has been
from 26 to 100 per cent within the last few
years. In. addition to the recent horlsontal
Increase In the salaries of all managers
and operators, there has been for years
past a constant and large Increase In the
wages of all classes of individual employes
from month to month. There Is no Increase
In the extra word rate, consequently the
newspaper rates remain the same.
oelety of Kqnlty Orgnnlsed.
YANKTON, 8. D., March 8L (Special)-
State Organiser Theron Fish of Sioux Fmlla
organised a local union of the American Huntington and a beneficiary under his will
Society of Equity on Saturday. This is a 1 WM m""1.1' k"id operating
, ' , , . . i , an automobile. Mm. Loveland was thrown
farmers' union organised to fix the prices , from the car when It plunged over an em
at which farm products are to be sold, and ' bankment and her neck was broken.
which organisation Is spreading rapidly
i everywhere. The offioers selected were as
1 follows, all representative farmers: Thomas
Inch, president; W. L. Nlnland, vtoe pres
ident and count r organiser; P. J. Coukiin,
eojotary; Jufea Nolan, treasure.
SENTIMENT IN CITY HALL
Mottoes and Photogrnpha Which
Hang Over the Desks of
It Is quite a fsd among officials and clerks
In the city hall to have printed sentiments
hung over desks or within close range of
vision. These sentiments are from two
words to a paragraph and cover a wide
variety of subjects. In ths place of senti
ments some prefer photographs or other
objects of the kind. Mayor Dahlman has
a penchant for photographs. Over his desk
are photographs rff W. J. Bryan, Mayor
Becker of Milwaukee and othera.
Fred Cosgrove, deputy comptroller, has a
'Cheer Up" sign on his desk. When per
sona call for warrants hot yet prepared
Mr. Cosgrove points to this sign to stothe
Miss Marks of the legal department be
lieves this sentiment of Ella Wheeler Wil
cox one of the best she has yet read:
Bo many gods, so many creeds;
Bo many ways that wind and wind;
' While Just the art of being kind
Is all the sad world needs.
Miss Gerardet of ths city clerk's offlos
believes she haa found the guldepost to
Happiness In her placard, which reads,
"What If the roof does leak, or the cow
steps on your foot. Jurft keep smiling,"
says Miss G. "Even If It does rain and
the stove smokes, just keep smiling," she
Mra. Towle for Kindness.
"Kindness" Is the little sentiment seen
over the desk of Mrs. Towle of the Juvenile
court department. Mrs. Towle, In her work
probation officer, cornea Into contact
with many children. She heara many atorlea
that make her heart ache and aeea many
homea that are not fit for the occupancy
of children. She believes tn being kind to
the children, although discipline must be
exercised as well. She knows that the
children themselves are but creatures of
circumstances and usually are susceptible
Superintendent Davidson of the public
schools has thess lines of James Russell
Lowell over his desk:
The longer on this earth w live
And weigh the various qualities of men
The more we feel the high, stern-featured
Of plain devotedness to duty. ,
Steadfast and still, nor paid with mortal
But finding amplest recompense
For life's ungarlanded expense
In work done squarely and unwasted days.
Mr. Davidson believes there is a splendid
lesson In these lines.
Mrs. Jewett, clerk of the Park board.
haa "Talk Happiness" over her desk.
Maynard Wilson of the mayor's office
has within easy reach and sight a list of
the presidents of the United States from
Washington to Roosevelt Thla list glvea
agea, terms of office and other presidential
data, and it is one of Mr. Wilson's ambi
tions to become familiar with the presi
dents of these United States.
MOLDAVIA BECOMES QUIET
Peasant Are Repairing Dnmage to
Property nnd Returning Stolen
Goods to Owners.
BUCHAREST, March 31. It la smel-
offichilly sta'ed that in many districts the
peasants are repairing the damage done
to property and restoring stolen goods to
their owners. Disturbances -are reported
from Putna, In Moldavia, and many cases
ofplunderlng, incendiarism and armed con
Diet In Wallaohla,
; A number of peasants have been killed
or wounded by troops at Langa and Patu
lele. At Gallcea, In the center of the dls
turbed area, all the ringleaders have been
The communes of Huerezanl and Pegoni
axe In full revolt and troops have been
dispatched there. All Is quiet at Vlascha,
Covurll and Roman. According to today's
official report there waa no fresh rioting
anywhere In the districts tn which there
were outbreaks, murder, pillage and in
cendiarism by peasants last week. The
disorders were vigorously suppressed and
the revolt stopped at all points and troops
are now following up bands of plunderers
who, the report declares, will soon be cap
tured. In the districts In which the peasants
have been quieted the prefects are exam
ining Into their demands and . arranging
terms with land owners with the" object
of pacifying' the oountry. The situation
throughout Roumanla, the report concludes,
is greatly Improved.
ARTHUR HELM DIES OF FALL
Lincoln Man nnd Hot Samuel Atherby
Who Is Victim of
Arthur Helm, the young man who fell
from the window of his room on the sec
ond floor at 609 North Sixteenth street
Tuesday night, receiving a fracture of the
skull and other injuries, died early Sunday
at the Omaha General hospital, where he
waa taken by the police. Hla name was at
first given a Samuel Atherby, but Atherby
presented himself at the hospital and said
the Injured man was,aHelm.
For a day or two after the accident Helm
appeared to be doing well, but later be
came unconscious and at ttmea dellrioua.
He had been employed by Christian Jen
sen, housewrecker, coming to Omaha from
Lincoln, wher his parents reside. Cor
oner Bralley took charge of the body, but
no inquest Is deemed necessary.
Helm's injuries appeared to the hospital
surgeons to be too varied for mere con
tact with the sidewalk In a fall, but no evi
dence could be secured to show he had been
hurt In any other way also.
Andrew J. Morehend.
ONAWA. Ia., March 81. (Special.) An
drew J. Morehead, an old resident of On
awa, died Saturday at a hospital in Sioux
City, where he had been taken for treat
ment He had lived in Onawa nearly forty
! years, coming from Mercer county, Illinois,
j He served during the civil war aa corporal
of Company II. Eighty-fourth Illinois ln
rfantry, and was a member of Han scorn
post No. 97, Grand Army of the Republic,
at Onawa. He leave a widow.
William B. Thayer.
KANSAS CITT. March 81 .-William B.
Thayer, a member of the Emery, Bird,
Thayer Dry Goods company, conducting a
large department atore here, died tonight,
aged 6S years. He was born In Covington,
Woman Killed hy Anttmoblle.
AVrntllTl M V &fB.h n - n
. Loveland.' a niece of the late Coins v
Cold Day la Plttsbarg. t
PITTSBURG, March $1 This city ex
perienced the coldt-et Easier day In many
years. After hovering around 26 dtgreea
all day, the mercury la rapidly falling to
olsht. The Unurature haa iaiUa M da.
SINGLE PLEDGE LEF
Lecislaturs Hu Vtt All Flatform Promises
STILL WRESTLING WITH ICONOMY PROBLEM
Senate is Coins' Over Approp lation Bills la
INSTITUTION LOBBY HARD AT WORK
Llnoolu Trjlnc to Get $25,000 fot CtaU
Historical Society Bulletins:. .
FRICTION BETWEEN HOUSE AND SENATE
I'pper Hons Refnsea to Consider
Adjournment Beennae So Mnny
of lta Bllla Ar Tet on
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 81. (Special.) The ler
lslature has still to wrestle with the econ
omy pledge tn the republican stats platform
and that practically Is all. While the
house ran wild with appropriations In
order to get the bllla out of the way ta
take up other Important matters, the sen
ate Is going at the appropriation measures
In a conservative manner, which no doubt
will result In even this pledge being kept
This will leave a clean slate for this re
publican legislature. Of course, a powerful
lobby is at work and many combination
are getting busy to keep the appropria
tions where 'ine house left them, but in
asmuch as there is just so much mpney
to spend, the senate is working on the
theory no more will be appropriated. Th
greatest lobby, of course, is located right
here tn the city of Lincoln, which want
all kinds of appropriations, not only to
boost the state Institutions, but to help
out the municipality as well.
Ono Lincoln Grnft.
A graft pure and simple which the Lin
coln lobby Is trying to work is the $26,009
for the first story and basement of a
building for the State Historical society.
To review past history leading up to this
request Is to recite one of the biggest piece
of unadulterated brasennesa ever pulled off.
Way back when the state capital waa lo
cated here a block known now aa Hajr
market square was donated to the Stat
Historical society. A few years later by
one vote a bill was Juggled through the
legislature to give this block of ground
to the city of Lincoln to be held as long
as the city used It for municipal purposes,
and when It ceased to be used ss city
property It was to revert to the state.
Now then the city of Lincoln no longer
uses thla ground, which Is worth anywhere
from $30,OC9 to $60,000, for city purpose
and by all right and Justice It should be
deeded back to the state without ques
tion. Bu the public spirited people of
Lincoln instead of doing this served notlo
on the legislature if it would appropriate
I2H.0OO to make a start nn a historical '
building. It would either, deed this ground -back
or other ground equally as valuable.
This bill Is on general file In the senate.
It Is state fair history being repeated.
When the fair was located permanently
In Lincoln the citizens pledged themselves
that the town would donate the ground.
The next legislature appropriated the
money to pay for the ground which Lin
coln was to donate.
Fend Between Honses.
There la a small-slied feud on between
the house and the senate that will prob
ably complicate mattera during the laat
few days of the aesslon. Because of it
the senate has repeatedly refused to ap
point a committee to confer with the house
committee to fix a time for final adjourn
ment, though the house requested such a
committee a week ago. It will also un
doubtedly crop out In the final conference
on appropriations and In the last struggle
over th pure food bill.
The cause of the feud as has been Indi
cated before is the refusal of the house to
consider senate files to any extent until
the last two or three days. Instead of tak. ,
lng up bills that had passed th upper
branch the house continued to pour new
bills over onto the ' senate by the dosens.
The unsophisticated senators took up U.a.
house measures and considered them as
fast as they came over. The result was
that the number of house bills that have
been enacted Into laws la clear out of pro
portion to the number of aenate (Ilea aent
to the governor. A little over a week ago
the senators woks up to the fact they were
being worked and then they got mad. Fuel
was added to the flame when they learned
that In a list of twenty-four measures acted
on by the governor In the last two days
only one was a senats bill and that waa
the King anti-pass law.
It waa only within the laat few days that
the house haa been taking up any large
number of senate bllla and th senator
who have pet measures buried on the house
general 01 ar In a mood to do some
scrapping. The senate has com on some
of th house appropriation bills and It is
hinted that some of these may be used
as a club to get the house to pay more at
tention to the senate bllla The fight will
also crop out when the senate gets hold
of the amendments made by th house to
the senate pur food bill. Prom threats
made tn debate on the floor of th senate
It Is probable that there will be consider
able difficulty In the two bodies getting to
gether on the bill. Some of th, leader la
the fight for the bill In the senate deolar
they cannot support th measure with th
house amendments attached to It. An at
tempt was made to sdd ths same amend
ment when the bill was up m the senate.
I but it failed. For the reasons th fat
of the bill Is In doubt
Newspapers Fight Barns.
The closing alsys of th session ar en
livened by a scrap between Senator Jo
Burns and a couple of Lincoln newspapers.
I The trouble arose over the lndeVite post
ponement in tne senate or the bill carrying
an appropriation of $180,000 for the state
farm. Burns has always uaed aa on of
bla principal campaign argument h:
ability to pull big approprtatlona for th
state university. Consequently when this
bill was killed the Lincoln papers jumped
all over him and by one he was dubbed
"Back Number Joe." The senator la never
happier than when fighting and he cam
back with a vitriolic letter. In which he
charged the failure of the bill up to the
State journal lor continually discrediting
him. The Evening News took up th battle
i Suturday and fired thla shot at th senior
senator rrom Lancaster:
lnated him. lie has sought, as a member
of the senate, to strike from th.
iusaaitfM Uteir meat sStUv muIM
He (Burna) haa persistently and consist
ently fought against the redemption of
practically all of the measures plfdged
not cmy in ine state Diatform hut i
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