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VOL. XXXVI-NO. 247.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 2, 1907-TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
ASK KINMOUR DAY
y CcndnotOTi and Trainraes Aeree t Accept
Wwti Offers by Kailroadi.
INSISTING UPON SHORTER WORK DAY
Pelseatss Gay They Must Ear Setter
FEDERAL OFFICIALS HARD' AT WORK
Knapp and Kelll Hold Btmeroui Csnfor
enoei with Both Eiues.
FIREMEN MAKE A SIMILAR DEMAND
Lenarth of Working- Dr Only Ine
Left la Negotiations and They
Will Strike If th Trala
CHICAGO. April 1. The railway employe
In the train service of the weitern railroad
have reduced their demands to a nine-hour
workday and the government oHlolals who
came to Chicago laat week to bring about
a peaceable adjustment of the threatened
strike are working- hard to overcome that
obstacle. Commissioners Knapp and Kelll
held an almost continuous session today
with the general managers and the repre
sentatives of the trainmen and conductors.
The men today Dignified their willingness
to accept the wag increase offered by the
railroads If the managers would grant
the demand for the nine-hour workday.
The labor delegates declared that the wage
increase asked for was a minor considera
tion, but they could not face their con
stituents without securing Improvements In
th working conditions.
It was learned today that the nine-hour
demand of the firemen was what has pre
vented a settlement of that end of the
labor difficulties the western roads are ex
periencing. While acting separately from
ths conductors and trainmen, the firemen
are standing out for the same demands,
and It is said In the event of a strike being
ordered they, too, would walk out.
St. Lonls Brewers Still Oat.
ST. LOUIS, April 1. Ignoring the threat
msde Saturday night by the owners of
the breweries to declare open shops today
unless the striking employes resumed
work pending arbitration of the scale dis
pute, the malsters, brewera bottlers, fire
men, oilers . and laborers assembled this
morning In various halls for further discus
sion of the situation. None returned to
work. Ths boss brewers also held a con
ference to decide what further steps to
Negotiations looking to, the settlement of
the strike are under way. pecretary Adam
Hnebrer of, the Interna' lonal Brewery
Workers' union arrived .from Cincinnati to
day, as ' with" Lvr! Krr.pnr. another
Secretary &, the - -1 ' t l"Klnnatl.
arranged '-.IT sj jfii- np?tir' for
'w conference iiuMS frhi.xnV. offjrluls
of the-American Federation of Labor, with
Which the firemen, oilers, teamsters and
engineers are affiliated, arrived today, but
"would make no statement concerning th
purpose of their presence beyond that they
are her to observe the Strike conditions.
Although th ultimatum of the employers
declaring an open shop went Into effect to
day, there Was no rush of nonunion men
to tak th place of the strikers and com
paratively few were secured.
Th conference between the union offi
cials and the brewers lasted until lste
. tonight and, while no agreement was
reached, both sides expressed the belief
that a settlement would be affected at a
Meeting to be held tomorrow morning.
I Troeble la Several Towns.
MILFORD. Mass., April 1 About 850
stonecutters employed by three granite
companies In this town went on strike to
day because of the refusal of the company
to grant them an Increase of t cents an
hour In wages and a Saturday half holiday
throughout the year. The men have been
receiving 40 cents an hour and have had a
half holiday on Saturday from April to
October. The strikers ere members of the
Oranlte Cutters' union.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., April l.-General
Manager Rag land of the Montgomery
Traction company announces that full car
service will be resumed today and that
ears will be run tonight for the first time
at night since the strike was declared.
Five strike breakers reached Montgomery
last night Several of the nonunion men
hav left th employ of th company.
READING, Pa., April l.-Most of th
mine worker throughout th anthracite
' regions are Idle today. They concluded to
suspend today In commemoration of the
bine-hour day victory secured through
President Mitchell, and demonstrations
were held in different mining towns. The
collieries will resume work tomorrow.
-DALLAS. Tex., April l.-Ths granite cut
ter In all the large cities of Texas struck
today. They demand an Increase of from
fa to 36 cents per day. Th master masons,
It is said, will attempt to hav opon shops.
BAN FRANCISCO, April l.-Twelv hun
dred laundry workers her and 600 In Ala.
xueda county today voted to go on strike
when their employers refused to grant
them an eight-hour day'and an Increase
ef wages. Nine laundries her are closed
down. Only three laundries agreed to the
terms proposed by the union.
VANCOUVER, B. C. April 1.-A1I car
penters and painters In Vancouver went en
Strike today and building operations are at
a standstill. Seven hundred and fifty car
penters attended a mas meeting this morn
ing, when It was decided to strike until con
tract ore aree to increase wages by fl per
HAYWOOD CASE SET FOR MAY
Western Miners' Federation Official
t-a race Co art Neat lioatn
BOISE. Idaho. April 1. Judge Woods
here today set for trial on May the case
of William D. Haywood, crtary-traa
urer fcf th Westara Federation of Miner,
who 1 under Indictniaot Jointly with
Charlr Moyar. president of th federation,
and George pettlbona for th murder of
former Governor Frank Btunenberg.
The defendants are to be tried sepa
ratoly, the ceas against Haywood beiug
the first called.
Tb trial date for the two other case
will b decided within a few day.
tTh cases com to Judge Wood's court
nom Caldwell. Ida., where on Mondiy
last a motion for a Chang of veiiu to
Washington county was overruled, and
the defendants were given the option of
trial In Canyon county or at Bols (Ada
cwuuty). The defense chose Boise, and,
accordingly the cases were transferred to
VJi regular AvrU toria o( (h district
SUMMARY OF THE DEC
Taesday, April , 190T.
too7 April 1007
WB HON TDK WtO TBII FSI SAT
M 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 0 10 II 12 13
I I 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 $ 5 "f
FORKCA8T FOR KERRARKA Fair and
Coider Tuesday; Wednesday, increasing
FORK.CAHT FOR IOWA Fair and
warmer Tuesday; Wednesday, partly cloudy.
j empeiature at umana yesterday
6 a. m
7 a. m
8 a. m
lit a. in
1 p. m
1 p. m
3 p. m
4 p. m
6 p. m
t p. m
7 p. ni
8 p. m
11 a. m..
12 m 6tj
Nebraska senate stands by Its deter
mination to cut appropriations, refuses to
reconsider big cut In state farm appro
priation and pares down others. Cone cf
Saunders calls Walsh of Douglas a liar
during debate and speaker is compelled
to take a hand to quiet matters. Senate
concurs in house amendments to Aldrlch's
maximum rate bill. Senate names com
mittee to confer with house on date of
adjournment. Fage 1
Employes of the house present Speaker
Nettleton with a line Morris chair.
Conductors and trainmen on western rail
roads agree to accept wage scale offered
by general managers, but are InBlstlng upon
a nine-hour workday. If they decide to
strike the firemen will go out also.
The Thaw Jury Is excused until Thurs
day, at which time the lunacy commis
sion may report. Mrs. Harry Thaw has
been called to appear before the commis
sion, rag 4
The trial of W. D. Haywood has been
set for May 9 at Boise. Page 1
President Roosevelt Indicates his desire
for the election of Postmaster Busse as
mayor of Chicago. Pegs fl
Abraham Ruef files suit In California
supreme court demanding release from
custody of Elisor Blggy. Page 3
Federal court In Utah upholds part of
demurrer of Union Pacific in case charg
ing conspiracy in distribution and sale
of coal. k page 3
Minnesota railroads submit a compro
mise freight and paaenger rate law to
legislative committee, which promptly re
jects It. Fags 1
Stat Trea.urer Brian la his report to
the state auditor shows receipts for
March of $510,844; disbursements, $577,
492, and ala . Aj .11 . 9419.800. Page 3
t -T'trv 'Xi'T - e'-t,vl to find
"Er !st K.'tinU.rn guity of murder In the
first degree for the killing of Editor Sam
D. Cox. Pag-e 3
The Russian government suggests a
Chang In Th Hague conference plans.
The Duma Is considering agrarian prob
lems, but will take no action at this ses
sion, page 4
The president writes a letter to the
Illinois Manufacturers' association re
it orating his views on the railroad situa
tion, pace I
Rev. E. Lawrence Hunt will prosecute
the Bassett divorce case to clear his repu
tation, page I
One man and a girl fatally and several
others seriously Injured by a South
Omaha car Jumping the track and strik
ing a stone wall. Page 1
Union Pacific, according to Wall street
authority, should make gross earnings
this fiscal year of 174,000,000 and net 135.
ooo.ooo. Page la
Fire which partially destroys . Bchlita
building In South Omaha Sunday night
Is supposed to have been Incendiary.
Both Judges W. H. and T. C. Mungsr
preside at the opening of the April term
of federal court, . which takes up some
Important cases. Page 13
Letter of Chief Donahue to his sub
ordinates construed as practical sur
render by Mayor Dahlman to the Ne
braska Humane society on his dog muule
Chief of Police Donahue adovocates re
vocation of licenses of saloonmen who
persist In keeping their saloons open
Eundsys in violation of the law. Page T
Frank Ootch throws Farmer Burns In
straight falls at Chicago. Page 4
Memphis Trotting association begins
suit to recover gold cup trophy now held
by C. C. Bmathers. alleging it was se-
cured by fraud. Pag 4
Annual track and field meeting of t
. ,, ,,, . . ,. " ..
Western colleges will be held on Marshall
Field, Chicago, June 1. Pars 4
TTSAjrCIAX. AlfD COM3CEBC1AL.
Live stock markets Pas;
Grain markets. Page t
Stocks and bonds. Pag
MOYEatZHTI OP OOSAJI STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK Mlnndonka
NEW YORK Tnkturt ..,
CHniSTIANBANLtO. f Tlta
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HAMHl Rii ...
ST. JOHNS ...
OtPR ALTAR .
I Lombard la.
Pa rial as.
. . PMaraburg.
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I Wllhlm .
LABOR STATUTE IS UPHELD
Federal Jadar Rale That Law Prohibiting-
I'nloa Men Is Valid.
COVINGTON. Ky April I.-Judg
Cochran of the federal court today upheld
tha law prohibiting common carriers from
discriminating against labor unlona.
Th case in point Is that of William
Adair, master mechanlo of the Louisville
Nashville, who was Indicted for dis I
charging O. B. Page, a member f the !
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen a I
demurrsr to the indictment filed by Adair
on -the ground of unconstitutional ;;r WM
ovaxruisd It tha cvurt.
ROOSETELT'S POSITION CLEAR
Nothing to Add to or Tito Away from
Stand Taken by Him.
WRITES TO ILLINOIS MANUFACTURERS
Decides Rot to Cone West to Address
Convention, as He Has ao Kevr
Message to Convey te
Washington, April i. president
Roosevelt has decided not to accept the In
vitation of the Illinois Manufacturers' as
sociation to deliver a speech at Springfield,
III., on the railroad situation. He addressed
a letter yesterday to C. H. Smith, presi
dent of the association, stating that It
would be Impossible for him to accept
their Invitation, extended last week, be
causa he did not feel that he had any
thing to say at this time In a special ad
dress on this special subject.
The president has received a great num
ber of requests for a statement by him,
or a speech to be made by him In connec
tion with the railway situation. He has
given these requests the utmost weight
and most careful consideration. After fully
looking Into the matter the president in
formed his advisers that he had come to
the conclusion that there was nothing now
which he had to say at this moment on
the railway situation; that he did not
deem it either wise or proper to say any
thing with a view to any immediate situa
tion In Wall street, and that as he should
only give expression to the definite and
settled policy to be carried out wholly
without regard to the exigencies of the mo
ment and as his views on the policy In
question were already a matter of record.
It did not seem necessary at this time to
No Explanation Needed.
To the different men, friendly and un
friendly, who have visited him or written
to him he has answered verbally or In
writing that his words and acts have spoken
for themselves and needed no explanations
whatever and that he should not In his fu
ture course deviate one hair's breadth from
the course he has pursued In the past and
was now pursuing.
The staement was made from an authori
tative source today that "even a most cur
sory examination of what the president has
repeatedly said in speech and in message
will show the utter nonsense of supposing
the government has the slighest Intention
to take any action which would 'Invalidate
the safety and stability of ths railroad se
curities now Issued, the whols legislative
program of the president having been pro
claimed again and again as one to Insure
the future agalnstjlhe mistakes and delin
quencies of ths past. The president holds
that every executive action taken under
his administration, whether by the Depart
ment of Justice or by the Interstate Com
merce commission, has furnished its own
It was pointed out today In administrative
circles that ths president has made no ref
erences in his speeches or messages to the
question of the physical valuation of rail
roads. This position, l was aald," is that
the roads themselves will work out tills
problem as an Item of bookkeeping and
reference was made to the fact that two
roads the Northern Pacific and the Great
Northern already have submitted figures
aa to their physical valuation.
Question of Overcapitalisation.
It can be stated on authority that the
president again will ask congress at Its
next session for power to deal with the
question of overcapitalization of railroads.
A similar request was made at the lust
session, but favorable action was not taken
In his letter to Mr. Smith the president
enclosed copies of the speech he made at
Raleigh, N. C, October 19, 1905, and the one
he delivered before a delegation of railway
employe In this city on November 14, liiuft,
together with his , last message to con
gress at the beginning of the first and
second sessions of the last congress. The
president concludes his letter to Mr. Smith
Tou will see In the two speeches and the
two messages that I have said about all i
that I wo
uld say If I spoke now. As I said
to your body the other day, I have already
expressed again and again my carefully
thought out beliefs. I sm more firmlv than
ever convinced that these beliefs are wise1
ana mat tne policy I recommended In
mm me policy i recommended In my
message at tne opening or each of the last'
i!JlM"'ir,l.0nI0.VronrreM.nJu5t be car-i
ried out. Just at the moment I do not see
that I have much to add to what I already
have said, and I think what has occurred
since I wrote the two messages In question
merely Illustrates In striking fashion the
desirability of the course I therein out
lined. Portions of Speech?.
Portions of speeches and message
marked by the president follow; '
From his Raleigh speech:
I do not believe In government ownership
of anything which can with propriety be
left in private hands, and In particular I
should most strenuously object to govern
ment ownership of railroads. But I believe
with equal firmness that it la the duty of
the government to exercise a supervisory
and regulatory right over the railroads
for it is vital to the well being of the
public that they should be mimi i .
P'J'w of.'"lr"eM en.d Justice toward the
ft "is no? ioTslble" to leave" the railroads
uncontrolled. Buoh a system, or rather
2ch. '"ft' !V;,i.fert"' ,ln buses
of every kind, and puts a premium UDon
unscrupulous and ruthless cunnlnr in rVii
r?ad management; for there are some big
shippers and some railroad managers who
are always willing to take unfair sdvan
tsge of their weaker competitors, and they
thereby fore other big shippers and big
railroad men who would like to do de
cently. Into similar acts of wrong and in
justice, under penalty of being left behind
In the race for success. Government super
vision is needed quite as much in the in
terest of the big shippers and of the rail
road man who want to do right as In the
Interest of the small shipper and the con-
" "ifT-f ths commission
course, that if this power Is granted It Is '
to be exercised with wisdom and caution!
and self restraint. The Inter.iut.
merce commissioner or other government i
moat who jaled to protect a railroad '
LI" 7""; '""...'J"1. "?,n" clamor.
no matter how violent, on the part of th
yuuiiu. " " gross a
wrong as if h corruptly rendered an Im
proper service to the railroad at th ex
Sense of th public. Whm I sav a square
eal. I mean a square deal; exactly
much a square deal for the rich man aa
for the poor man, but no more. Let each
stand on his merits, reoelv what I due
hlin, and be Judged according to hia de
aerta Tn Railway Employee.
Ia his address to th delegation of rail-
way emPlo' ln ,m" November It,
,T.r. .J1 '""Parstlvely little cotn-
plaint to me of the railroads Delng a a
wm.i too nigu. in most serious com
plaiuts Ht Lav been mad to rue have
(GviiU&ued en Beooal sagaf"
i"" a cerium railroad Is Incurrence or tills nature toward tha clnaa ucwivuii and lat-
fn fmDmrirlv'l "J,YiE,.eb""' or hehav- of U.st year took .. considerable In,: ! terly of Denver, died here last week, and
lng Improperly. I wish the commission to Prtance. as the oiwra-lves of a large num- when her will was ODened tnrt i.
hv power as a matter of r.ght. not as a W of industrial t stal.llshments In various ' 7 7u . w Psnd today It waa
Iat,1.&'.-,lVM !? mslc. a full and ex- states and In the federal district suspended foun'1 lhat wa Elnm Qulgley
hn"iHi!..,ir iV.iI10" n' thf receP' "nd 1 "or- oth employes and employer refused i of York. Neb.
vhSlttoa or a.fon rS,lr?Sf ' ,' thmt i iVU"1 a .oiuUnJLl ,h conn hn The will ord.rs that h.r body be cremate
Y1"'.:'0" elL.?vVon. of the law may be ? hlld conferred with both sides their dlf-L.. . cremate!
detected. This Is not a revolutionary I frrenoos wer a.ii.tri . r' 1. and burled besld hr mother at v,w i commission's rates on grain.
P0,"l.02,,r"y P"ri- ;or on' wish the same I w"h h single exception of the op- I Bh left a dollar apleo to fly brothers
ff-r.?.M -othw i.t" FATAL WRECK IN
the national bank examiners as reglra. 1 d"ge to property and resulted In I a her sixth brother a valuable ntOIV II
national banks. " 1 Th. .. . . v: .v l I
v. , w .. i . "- v Rii.r-iiiiiit-rii Dftcieo ud tne ;im i
CAPTAIN MAC KLIN ON STAND
Offloer Wlii) Is to Bn Conrt-Marttaled
Does Not Believe Negro Soldiers
WASHINGTON, April L The testimony
of Csptaln Edgar A. Macklln of company
C, Twenty-fifth Infantry, was taken by the
senate committee on military affairs today
In the Brownsville Investigation. It proved
interesting particularly for the reason that
Macklln Is to be tried by court martial
after his return to Texas, and for the
further reason that he was shot by an un
identified negro at Fort Reno after the
negro soldiers were taken away from Fort
Brown. Macklln does not believe the ne
groes wor9 guilty of shooting up Browns
ville, according to his story told on the
Captain Edgar A. Macklln of company C,
Twenty-fifth Infantry, testified today in the
senate Brownsville Investigation. He had
Just arrived from San Antonio, Tex., where
he attended the Penrose court martial and,
where he will be court martialed also on
charges growing out of the affray. He said
today that after he had examined the gar
rison to ascertain the effect of the shooting
and finding no damsge there he went out
side the gate and at the mouth of an alley
not far from the garrison wall he found
six cartridge slips and seven cartridge
shells of the type used for the Springfield
rifle. These shells were found In a circular
spacs about ten inches In diameter which
he declared to be an Impossible position
unless they had been placed there by some
one. Captain Macklln said he had done
everything possible to discover who did the
shooting Including the careful questioning
of the men of his command.
Benator Foraker asked the witness to give
his opinion as to who did the shooting.
Captain Macklln said:
"Well, I don't think the men did it."
He told of the attitude of his men to
ward the investigation and said he had
read every line of testimony that had been
taken in at the various inquiries and that
he is convinced that the firing was not
don by the men of the Twenty-fifth In
fantry. At the afternoon session Captain Macklln
was cross examined, principally as to his
whereabouts when the shooting occurred
and the evidence given by former negro
soldiers that they had been unable to find
the captain in his quarters when Major
Penrose sent them to arouse him. Captain
Macklln said that he did not believe the
soldiers' had come to his quarters. .
The shells" which Captnln Macklln picked
up outside the garrison wall were put In
his desk, he said, and were forgotten until
after the battalion left Fort Brown. Search
for them later had been unavailing.
Chairman Warren questioned Captain
Macklln concerning the attack upon him
at Fort Reno after the Brownsville affray
when the captain was shot through the
head. The witness said he was In doubt as
to who did the shooting.
"Officers of my regiment tried to make
me believe that the shooting wns( for the
purpose of robbery," he said "but it Is
my own theory that it was not." He said
the shooting had been done by a masked
negro but that h knew nothing more con
cerning it Corporal Knowles of company
A, Twenty-fifth InfatjU-y, Is under arrest
charged with having committed the as
sault, but Captain Mscklln said that the
evidence against Knowles Is purely circum
SOLUTION OF RACE PROBLEM
Two Great Movements Look In
This Direction Launched In
ATLANTA. Ga., April 1 Two great
movements looking to the soluttvn of the
race problem In the south, especially In
Georgia, have boon launched and have
gained the support of some erf the most
prominent men In the country, accord
ing to a statement made by a conference
of the Atlanta Evangelical Ministers' as
sociation today. One movement is being
ursed by Dr. John U. White, pastor of the
First Baptist church, who reported to the
conference that It Is Kill ni mg great headway.
"Five of the wealthiest men In the south."
Dr. White stated, "have put all they have
bark f tM mni w. ....
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the organization of all the moral forces of
the south In one great body and the ap
pointment of a commission, comnnwd of the
i hAftt fin4 mftni loarnaA v n . V. A . . . .
----- um mum uj
nanaio tne problem and deal with the sltu-
atlon affecting the relationship irf tie race."
. . . . .
m"Br movom" is being rosier by
dormer oovermr W. J. Northen of
Georgia, who has been urging In speeches
all over the state the establishment of bet
ter relations betwn the races. The plan
contemplates the retortion of a state com
mission composed of lawyers, whose duty
It shall be to hav the laws of the state so
revised as to do away with the present ob
jections as to the legal manner of trying
and punishing persons charged with crim
inal assault, and to provide for the punish
ment of the leaders and members of mobs.
MEXICAN CONGRESS CONVENES
Meesaa-e of President Dlaa Deals with
Industrial and Comsaarelal
MEXICO CITY. April 1. President Dias
tonight opened the seoond session of the
Twenty-third Mexican Congress. In a long
message dealing with the oommerrlal. In
dustrial and financial question, the chief
executive seta forth the needs of the
Dealing with the labor situation and com
menting on the recent strike In the state of
Vera Crux, the president says:
In various parts of the republlo there
in the" form of peaceful s'tTlkea An ocl
(ji'lcklv restored order,
The finances of th', republi
n,ru ,i,.i.. .. . i...
o are In verv
prosperity could not be better.
ook for general
-TURCC VCipO rflO DlllVrt)
ifcniiM wil UrMirVCrt
Major II. W. Salmon ef Clinton, Mo..
1 Fains Gallty of Grand
WARSAW, Mo.. April l.-MaJor Harvey
W. Salmon, one of the owners of the Sal
mon & Salmon bank, which failed at Clin
ton, Mo., on June il. Ewe, with liabilities of
l,.O.ooo, was found guilty by a Jury here
tonight on th charge of grand larceny
based upon the allegation that he received
deposits when he knew his bank to be In
a falling condition. His punishment waa
fixod at three year in the penitentiary.
Major Salmon wa formerly projutano.,
the puUUu ot tbl state.
FATAL STREET CAR ACCIDENT
Santa Omaba Car Jump Track and Collides
with Store WalL
MAN AND GIRL ARE FATALLY INJURED
Too Many People on Rear Platform
an Not Eaons;h in Front of Car
Cannes Front Track to
Jump the Rail.
A fatnl street car wreck occurred at
Twentieth street and Missouri avenue. South
Omaha, last night. One man was fatally hurt
and four Injured. One young girl prob
ably Is Internally Injured and may die.
All the passengers on the car were shaken
up severely and bruised. O. J. Servlss was
the man whose Injuries were most serious.
He was taken to the South Omaha hospital
and is not likely to survive the nHtht. He
was a watchman for Swift and Company
and lives at Eighteenth street and Missouri
avenue. He was crushed and bruised about
the head and chest from being thrown
violently against th front end of the car.
The girl who was probably fatally hurt
Is Virginia KreJIcek, living at m Castellar
street. She was cut and bruised about the
head and face. She Is suffering Intense
pain and Dr. Davis, her attending physi
cian, thought she was Internally Injured
from the symptoms. Th girl Is also at the
South Omaha hospital.
Teddle Talboe, the barber of the Toung
Men's Christian association, was severely
lacerated about the head and face.
Frank Ayers, living on South Thirteenth
street, was severely cut about the arms
Henry Gall, Seventeenth and I streets,
had his head cut.
Mike Shutag was also hurt. '
Four were taken to the South fomaha
Car Out of Balance.
The accident happened shortly after
o'clock on an eastbound car run by Gus
Oberton, one of the oldest motormen on
the line, and who has had as few accidents
as any man In the service. A, W. Crouch
was the conductor on the car. A student
was in charge, whose name is W. G. Glas
The car was very heavily loaded at
the rear end and was eastbound on L
street. When the car reached the Twen
tieth street curve the lighter front end
apparently bobbed up and the wheels left
the rails and ran across the street until
the car struck the stone wall along George
Dickman's lot. The Impact was the cause
of the Injury to the passengers. The
young woman who was so severely hurt
Is said to have been near the center of
the car. The others were in different
All of the officials who could be notified
were brought to the scene of the disas
ter at onoe. Louis Nash was among the
first and at once took charge of affairs
and gave directions as to the handling
of the injured. Th crew were none of
them severely Injured, although the mo
torman fainted away from the bruises ho
received and the great mental strain
from being Id charge of the car. He lives
at Twenty-second snd California streets,
Omaha. He was running fast, the reason,
he explained, being that It was the rush
hour and he had a student In charge who
could not keep the car in motion as well
as an experienced conductor.
HUNT WILL PUSH HIS APPEAL
Minister Accept Advice of Lawyer,
Who Donatee Service to Fight
WASHINGTON. April l.-(Special Tele
gram.) Avowing Implicit faith in his client's
Innocence, Henry E. Davis, attorney for
Rev. E. Lawrence Hunt, announces his In
tention to push the appeal from the de
cision of Justice Gould In the District of
Columbia equity court, under which Charles
C. Bassett was granted a divorce from his
wife, Fannie Rloe Bassett, In which case !
Mr. Hunt was named as corespondent
The record Is being perfected and will be
filed, says Mr. Davis, as soon as com
So thoroughly Is Mr. Davis convinced of
th Innocence of Hunt and of the fact that
he has suffered a terrible Injustice at the
hands of Bassett that he has volunteered
his legal services free or charge to the
minister and determined to fight the case
with all possible resource.
"Yes, indeed, the case will be pushed,"
said Mr. Davis; "I am merely waiting for
Instructions from Hunt before taking fur
ther action. The fight will be a most ag
gressive one. This man Hunt has been un
justly and cruelly besmirched snd I have
advised him to fight th decree and am
convinced h will abld by my advice."
The Washington friends of Mr. Hunt are
anxiously awaiting the outcome of this
fight. They are likewise Interested to see
what the Brooklyn presbytery will do.
Hunt wanted to ask the church and pres
bytery to depose him, but his friends said,
"No, you hav to fight th case. If you
don't, any malicious man oan file charges
against a minister he wants to injure and
get him disgraced and deposed. It will
hurt th church."
FAMILY GETS SMALL SHARE
Nebraska Woman Dies In Denver
Leaving; Lara Estate, hat Brother
and Sister Get Little.
DENVER. Colo.. April 1. (Special Tele.
"JzlV th' leftd
To hsr lawyer, James D.
Alamosa, Colo., shs left 1500.
Everything else she had diamonds. Jew
elry, clothes, real estate and raah. amount
ing to over noO.OOO ehe left to Clarence J
Trimble, and he was appointed executor
of her estate without bond. She waa some
time known a Trimbles wife.
WOMAN'S DEFENDER KILLED
Mlssonri Stan Kill Traveler Whe
Trie to Bare Woman freaa
BT. JOOTPH;. Mo.. April 1 Charles A.
Stanley, a commercial traveler, was killed i
here last nlgtt by Wesley Christopher
Christopher assaulted a young woman tn
an alley and I when Stanley heard her
creams h ran i her rescue and was shot
ia the heart. C rgrtstopher wa arratd.
tiL Bis Men Klllea
POSTAL TREATY AMENDED
Newspaper Bent from Vnlted States
to Canada or Vice Versa to Pay
Ills her Rate.
WASHINGTON, April l.-At a confer
ence between Fostmester General Lemleux
of Canada and Postmaster General Meyer
of the Vnlted State In this city today
an agreement was reached to amend the
postal convention existing between the two
countries so fnr as It affects th trans
mission of newspapers and periodicals,
known ns second class mall matter, be
tween the two countries. Canada accepts
the tentative proposal of tnts country that j
second class matter mailed In one country
and addressed to the other might be sub
ject to a rate of 1 cent for each four
ounces or fraction thereor on each bulk,
package, prepaid by stamps affixed.
Under the previous arrangements trench
small matter has been transmitted to desti
nation In either country on payment of
the regular second class rate, no fiscal
settlement being made on account of the
difference In volume of the mall. On ac
count of the very large preponderance of
mall matter going from this country to
Canada over that received from that coun
try, the agreement has operated very ma
terially to the advantage or this country.
The Canadian postal administration last
November gave notice that after May 1
next the paragraph of the existing con
vention relating to the admission of news
paper and periodicals from the United
States to the Canadian malls on payment
of the 1 cent per pound rate at the office
of origin would be abrogated, but later
The rate now agreed upon Is substan
tially the transient rate which the Indi
vidual cltlien of the United States now en
joys, the exception being that publishers
of the United States have an additional
privilege of mailing In bulk packages, at
the rate named, separately addressed news
papers and periodicals intended for delivery
to subscribers at one postoffice, and the
cost to publishers of the United States
will be at least 80 per ct-nt less than If
the postal union rate should be applied.
NIPISSING COMPANY MEETS
Doynton and Orr Control Election
and Reform Proposed by th
Minority Are Defeated.
AUGUSTA, Me.. April 1. The first an
nual meeting of the stockholders of the
Nlplsslng Mines company was held here
today. The chief business transaoted was
the re-election of the old board of di
rectors and the enlargement of the di
rectorate from nine to eleven members.
The new members of the board of direc
tors are Samuel Newhouse of Salt Lake
City and Lymar. B. Kendall of New Tork.
An expected contest over the proposi
tion to Increase the directorate did not
The stockholders attending represented
837,221 shares, of which 71R.239 shares were
controlled by Charles H. Boynton and W.
H. Orr, both of New York, who supported
the proposition to Increase the number of
Charles Hope Caldwell of New Tork. rep
resenting O. F. Jonasson. of New Tork,
who controls 63,600 shares, said to be the
holdings of about 1,000 persons, made an
unsuccessful attempt to get several mo
tions put through and George F. Morton
of Toronto conducted a campaign previous
to today's meeting to secure proxies to
be used in voting for certain reforms
which they declared were needed In the
management of the company. They claimed
that Secretary W. T. Greene of New York
refused to allow them to see the minutes
of meetings of the board of directors and
of the executive committee. Mr. Cald
well asked that the stockholders present
vote to give him permission to see these
minutes. He said tha small stockholder
ought to know how the business had been
conducted. His motion was defeated.
The bylaws were amended ao aa to pro
vide for "not less than three nor more
than fifteen directors," and It was voted
that for the ensuing year the number be
flxe(. at eleVen
The meeting th
adjourned until April
22, when the stockholders will vote on the
proposition to retire $8,000,000 of capital
stock which has never been Issued.
RATE FIGHTIN MINNESOTA
Railroads Offer a Compromise Bill
Which 1 Rejected by Legisla
MINNEAPOLIS, April t-President J. 3.
Hill of the Great Northern Is here arrang
ing a compromise rate measure which will
be submitted to the legislature tomorrow,
according to an announcement made by a
railroad official today. Mr. Hill, It Is said,
has been conferring with head of other
roads trying to make a mutually satisfac
tory arrangement. It la learned on good
authority that the measure will be sub
mitted to the legislative committee In an
effort to substitute it for legislation pow
BT. PAUL April l.-Tha offer of a com
promise by the railroads on pending rate
legislation waa submitted to the Joint
legislative committee tonight and rejected.
The committee quickly agreed to reoorn.
mend to the legislature the enactment of
a S-cent a mile passenger rate law and no
compromise on the freight rate reductions
ordered laat Deoember by the Stat Rail
road and Warehouse commission.
Th offer of the railroads consisted of a
ni-cent passenger fare on the basis of
that put In force In Wisconsin, with mile
age books on practically no more advan
tageous terms than they are at present
Issued; reduction in freight rates on lumber
amounting to SO per rent of the schedule
of the Railroad and Warehouse commis
sion; a reduction In the coal rate of about
W per cent of the same schedule, and a
reduction of from 10 to 11 per cent of th
In Collision Near Fort
Worth aad Bodies ef Two
FORT WORTH. Tex.. April l.-Slx train
men were killed In a head-on collision be
tween two freight train on the Missouri,
Kaneaa Texas railroad, six miles south of
here, today. The dead:
ENGINEER WOODEN AND FIREMAN
I UN Ed of the southbound train.
ENGINEER CALDWELL AND FIRE
MAN WALLACE of th northbound train.
TWO DKAKEMEN, names) unknown.
Th collision occurred while both trajna
were running at high speed. Fire broke
out Immediately and the bodies) of the two
' bntketnen art prmutMl rh, fes. k. -
. " -. m -J vu oi
cattle were burned and eight cars of nier
chundls were destroyed. Failure of th
nortbUMind train to receive aa order is
aid to b r"w.JMa f V, -r(..v
SENATE STANDS PAT
Eseps Bieht on Alone Litis of Retrench.
meat, in Spite of the Pnisttro.
REFUSES TO RECONSIDER ONE BIG CUT
Members Foint to Tact Bills ire Fu in
Excess of the Ferenne.
WALSH AND CONE HAVE A LIVELY SPAT
Bctnnden County Man Eajs Doulai Mem
ber Utters an Untruth.
SPEAKER COMPELLED TO TAKE A HAND
Trouble Come Up Over Bill to Permit
Street Hallway to Own laternr
nrbans, which I Indennltely
(From a StatT Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April l.-(Rpeclal.)-The house
today Indefinitely postponed 8. F. 28, the
bill allowing street railway companiei to
own and operate Interurban companies The
senate made an Inroad on the appropriating
bills and passed several of them. It als
refused to reconsider Its action in killlnA
the bill for the appropriation of $180,000 forV
buildings, at the state farm, and at th
close of a busy day's session voted to ap
point a committee to confer with a similar
committee from the bouse to fix a day for
Th house put to sleep, so far as this
session Is concerned. S. F. 25. the hjll by
Thomas permitting street railway com
panies to own stock in Interurban lines and
allowing Interurban companies to own
street railway stock. Those who defended
the bill argued that it had for Its purpose
the encouragement of men who desired to
Invest In Interurban roads and who are
now Interested ln street railway When
the bill came up Mike Lee asked that it
go over until I o'clock, but several ob
jected and Cone of Saunders handed up
his amendments, which, he aald. prevented
watering stock, one rood buying stock In
a parallel line, and to foroe connections
between competing lines. E. W. Rrown,
Lee and Walsh of Douglas objected to
these amendments, and Prown cited ths
constitution to show that stock could not
be watered ln Nebraska If the law la en
forced. In the course of his remarks
Walsh paid his respects to Cone ln such a
manner that the speaker had to take the
chair and dissolve the committee of the
whole and call the two belligerents to order.
Walsh said Cone had been to Omaha and
told members of the Omaha Grain exchange
that he had sufficient power ln the house
to defeat or pass any measure affecting
that organization, and, further, that he
controlled thirty fusion and thirty repub
"The gentleman spenka an untruth," said
Cone, "I nid nothing of the kind."
"My authority Is pecretary MeVann,"
aid Walsh, nnj tht confusion Imaim ao
great that the speaker stopped further dis
cussion. The amendments were then adopted, and
Walsh said as the bill had been ruinedv
he moved that It be Indefinite postponed.
Later, when the speaker aked Wnlsh what
his motion was, the gentleman from Doug
las did not answer, and Jenlson of Clay
aald as the gentleman from Douglas Is too
tired to make the motion "I move that th
committee recommend 8. F. 25 for Indefinite
postponement." The motion carried, and
when the committee arose Dodge tried to
get the house not to concur, but his motion
was lo-t by a vote of J to 28.
Majors May Sue the State. '
Redmond of Nemaha got through a reso
lution this morning in the house to clear
the title to eight acres of land belonging
to T. J. Majors, by allowing the colonel
to sue the .state. When the state bought
sixty acres of land for the State Normal
school at Peru it waa ln two tract. By
a mistake the eight-acre tract waa not
properly described and Instead of getting
what the state bought the deed reads
eight acres belonging to Colonel Majora
However, thetstate has been using what It
bought for forty years and the resolution
Is only for the purpose of allowing Colonel
Majors to get his title cleared up.
S. F. 137, by Epperson, a bill to prevent
running establishments for the purpose of
selling gmln on margins, waa shot over the
hesd of the committee of the whole this
morning on motion of Qone of Saunders '
and recommended for third reading. Walsh
and E. W. Brown objected to the bill ,
coming up that way, but they were unable
to prevent fifty-one men from voting to
raise It. Walsh claimed th bill would
simply locate gambling in Chicago com
mission houses, which would opn up
branches In Nebraska, snd thua hut out
their own competition, the bucket shops.
Cone pronounced the bucket shop business
as purely a skin gam and Jenlson was of
ths same opinion.
Senate Do Ins; It Daty.
While a number of newspapers, eapeclaly .
here ln Lincoln, have lately been abusing
th senat for trimming down appropria
tions, non of them hav told th poopl
of th tat th tru tat of affair and
ahowed that It 1 absolutely necessary to
rduce th appropriations. At this time
th appropriation bills pending and passed
by tha bouse carry ln excess of the ap
propriations of two years ago 11,300,009,
Ana two years ago tne total appropria
tions included the university appropria
tion, which ia not this year Included la
the grand total of appropriations against
the general fund. Inasmuch aa there Is
absolutely no chance for the revenues of
the state to Increase f 1,300,000 during
the next two years, some of the appropri
ations must be cut down. The senate Is
using Its best Judgment on where to
make cuts and no institution will be al
lowed to suffer, though several may have
to go without new buildings, solely be
cause there Is no way for them to be paid
Th veto of H. R. 30, Introduced by
Representative Clarke, was due largely
to Mr. Clarke himself, whose attention
was called to a section ln the bill which
made valid acts of tha city council In va
cating streets during the past two years.
When the bill was given to Mr. Clark
for Introduction he submitted It to City
Attorney Burnham, who Indorsed It, as
It provided that th oounoll should hav
tha power to vacate streets, a word left
out of the charter two years ago. Rut
during those two years the city counoll
vacated several streets, particularly on
for the benttt of th Northwestern rail
road, when It had no authority to do so.
When Mr. Clark its hi bill validated
thl act of the council h called tb atten
tion of a member of th nuu frotn
Douglas county to that section and re
quested that it be ati.tcken out. The sen-