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fcurpcrtad Etstmpnt ef E. H. Harrimaa
rmpktickJlj Den if 4 at U hit Hotiae,
Bead of the Union Faeifio Takes Friend
lots Hia Confidence.
Members af Casine. Flamed Far 8eme
Deals in Eih Finance.
tHatler Handled la Letter to rni;r
nm ghermnn ! Year, bot
Trath of Statement
Wu Denied.
Washington, April 2. President Rnoe-
Velt today emphatically dpnlPd the state
ments contained In a letter published this
morning purporting to have hcn written
by E. II. Harrlman to Sidney Webster of
New Tork, In the latter part of December,
1906. In Mr. Harrlman's letter the state
ment la made that at the request of Presi
dent Roosevelt he (Harrlman) assisted In
raising a fund of $250,000 to be used In car
rying New 'York for the republican party.
The statement the president chumc
terlzes as a "deliberate and willful 'un
truth by tight It should tie characterized
by an even shorter and more ugly word.
I never requested Mr. Harrlman to raise a
dollar for the presidential campaign of
Ths president's denial was contained In
a brief statement and copies of letters
written to Representative Sherman of New
Tork, The letters are dated October S and
October IX 190S, respectively.
Statement Dictated.
Ths president, after furnishing the let
ters to the press, dictated the following
"After writing then letters to Congress
man Sherman the president was assured
that Mr. Harrlman had not made the
statements which Mr. Sherman credited
mm with making. Inasmuch as the same
statements appear, in the major part. In
ths letter of Mr. Harrlman, now published,
the president deems It proper that the let
ters h sent Congressman Sherman last
October shall now themselves be mado
public." '
In the first letter reference is made to a
conversation between Mr. Harrlman and
Air. Sherman, which was repeated to the
president. In which Mr. Harrlman Is said
to have given as a reason for his personal
dislike of the president, partly the latter's
determination to have the railroads super
vised and partly the alleged fact that after
promising Mr. Harrlman to appoint
Benator Depew embassador to France, he,
the president, failed to do It. It appears
from the conversation repeated to the presl-
- dent that Mr. Sherman bad gone to Mr.
Harrlman to ask him for a contribution
...SasMta. ?ampalrj-..1 -," ..,., '. ,
Havrrima Asked Kstoi. '
The , President says that Harrlman also
Urged V, Vi to promise to make Mr. Depew
ambassador because this would help Gov
ernor OHell by pleasing certain big financial
"Hares ts. The president said he Informed
IrJh Harrlman that he did not believe
It would be possible to sppolnt Mr. Depew
and f Jrthenncre expressed his surprise at
Ms (Harrlman)' saying that the men rep
resenting the financial Interests of New
. Tork wished the appointment, made, Inas
much as a number of them had written,
asking that the place ba given to Mr. Hyde,
Mr. Harrlman on learning Mr. Hyde was
a candidate hastily said that be did not
wish to be understood as antagonising him.
The president, it appears, was unwilling
to appoint either Depew or Hyde as am
bassador, and also left unchanged his
recommendations to congress concerning
the Interstate commerce law, notwithstand
ing suggestions and criticisms by Mr. Har
rlman of the president's course in that re
gard, as expressed In certain letters whioh
Mr. Harrlman wrote to the president.
What Caaaed the Denial.
NEW TORK, April 1-vA. sensaUon was
created here today by the publication of a
letter written in December, 16. and ad
dressed to Sidney Webster of New Tork,
and signed "E. H. Harrlman,"
Sidney Webster la a lawyer and a writer
on political subjects. His wife is a slater
Of 8tuyvesant Fish, who lost tha presi
dency of the Illinois Central railroad a few
months ago after antagonising Mr. Harrl
man. FoUowtng Is the letter:
"Mr. Sidney Webster, New Tork Dear
' Sir: I am glad to see that you are In town
and hope soon to have an opportunity of
taliUng matters over with you. i
"t had printed copies of ths testimony
sent you, In hopes that you would, after
reading them, give me some Idea of where
I stand, for I confess that I feel somewhat
at sea In the whole insurance matter. The
trouble originated in allowing myself to be
drawn into other people's affairs and partly
from a desire to help them and at their
' request. I seem to be like the fellow who
got In between the man and his wife In
their quarrel.
"As to my political Instincts, to which
you refer In your letter of Deoember U,
I am quit sure I have none, and m
at all prominent In the political situation
is entirely due to President Kooeevelt and
k....... ... , . . ,,. , I
becau of my lng an active part in)
the autumn of 1, at his request, and bis ,
taking advantage of conditions then created
to further his own Interesta If it had
r ca "led T out.
been a prwtiiedltated ilun. ru
Cask Badly Seeded.
"About a week before the election In
the autumn of 1JW4 when it looked certain
that the state ticket would go democratic
and was doubtful as to Roosevelt him
self, he, the president, sent me a request
to go to Washington to confer with him
upon the political conditions ln New Tork
state. I complied, and be told me he un
derstood the campaign could not be suc
cessfully carried on without sufficient
money and asked if I would help them in
raising the neoessary funds, as the na
tional committee, under contral of Chair
man Cortelyou. had utterly failed of ob
taining them and there was a large amount
due from them to the New York state
"I explained to him that I thought the
difficulty here was mainly caused by the
upstate leaders being unwilling to support
Ipew for re-election as United States
senator; that if he, Depew. could be taken
rsre of In some other way I thought mat
ters could be adjusted and the d'.ffurent
contending elements ln the party brought
into alliance again. We talked over what
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
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28 29 30 ' $ "
Wednesday and Thursday. '
rising temperature Wednesday. Thursday
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. Deg. Hour. Deg.
5 a. m 4H l p. m 69
6 a. m 48 2 p. m 63
7 a. m 48 3 p. m 61
8 a. m 60 4 p. m 56
a. m 52 6 p. m 5
10 a. m 6.1 p. m 57
11 a. in 58 7 p. m M
12 m 60 8 p. m M
9 p. m 54
The house at Lincoln yesterday In com
mittee of the whole recommended for
passage the Gibson bill that Is Intended
to prevent brewers from engaging In the
saloon business. VagK 1
The senate at Lincoln refuses to oon
cur In the house amendments to the pure
food bill, and the measure was vent to a
conference committee. During the do
bate Senator Ash ton called Senator Pat-,
rick a liar and refused to apologize to
him, although apologizing to thy senato.
Fare 1
The house accepts the conference re
port fixing the day for final adjournment
at noon Thursday. The senate takes no
action on the matter, but postpones in
definitely all senate flies on general file.
Page 1
President Roosevelt denounces state
ment made In letter written by Mr. Harrl
man as untrue and makes public corre
spondence between him and the head of
the Union Pacific railroad In answer to
a letter written by Mr. Harrlman In 1000
and made public Tuesday. The letter of
Mr. Harrlman states that he was drawn
Into politics by Mr. Roosevelt, who asked
him to raise money for the campaign In
New Tork. Fags 1
Congressman Rainey of Illinois charges
that tainted meats are served to Panama
canal employes. Fags 9
Frederick A. Busse, republican candi
date. Is elected mayor of Chicago by a
plurality of about 15,000. The majority
in favor of traction ordinance Is about
40,000. Fags 1
Experts declare Harry Thaw Insane,
while other witnesses before commission
say he seems rational. Fags 1
Conferencs may end labor troubles on
western railroads and with St. Louis
brewers. ( Fage S
The Homestake mine Is closed while
employes fight fire. Fage 1
Elections in Nebraska towns show slight
gains for license. ' Fage 3
Clarence Roth, Aged .7. went swimming
near Clearwater with three older 'com
panions. At midnight be Is found dead
ln shallow water with a bruised Hp.
Fags S
Arthur B. Jaqulth, president of the Ex
change Grain company, vice president of
the Nebraska Underwriters association
and one of the founders of the Omaha
Grain exchange, takes his life with a
plstoL 111 health Is the cause of the
suicide. Fage 9
A. H. Waterhouee, principal of the
Omaha High school. Is arraigned by mem
bers of the Board of Education as the
wrong man for the place he occupies.
Fare T
Fire is set to the restaurant of John
M. Flxa, 1518 Dodge street, where the
safe is robbed of over 1500 during the
night Fafa 7
The Commercial club takes steps to pro
vide (26,000 with which to advertise
Omaha during the year. Fage 19
C. D. Plank of Denver and Charles Holy
worth of Juniata tie for first place at
opening day of Interstate Gun club tour
nament at Aurora, Neb. Faga 4
St. Louis Nationals win third game In
contest for city ohamplonshlp. Fage 4)
rurAxciAx ajtd roiraoncuXh
Live stook markets Fage
Grain markets Fage
Stocks and bonds Fag
Formes' TMlsaoarl Banker Serlonsly
Objects te Serving Time for
Graa4l Lavoany.
WARSAW, Mo., April 1 A motion for a
new trial will be filed here today m the
case of Major Harvey W. Salmon, found
guilty last night of grand larceny In con- I aid not so understand u rrom tne invi
nectlon with . .ensat.onal failure In 1905 j -"lYElX on the as
of the private bank of Salmou at Salmon, ,Bruon that he did not ask me to contrlb
and whoee punishment waa fixed at three . ute "for the presidential oompaign" nor
years ln the penitentiary.
" "
The banking house of Salmon Salmon
of Clinton waa one of the largest and roost
successful financial Institutions In central
UIrLUri "i Major Salmon
and Dr. O. T. Salmon were prominent In
the affairs of the state since the civil war,
""J" r "J" h,r "
r, Balmon and his son. Frank Salmon
. . . .(...(!.- .
i " '"v .
: yet mj inu wu m vnai bo uuiimr ,u
I that on which M.Jor Salmon waa convicted.
I v MaJ '
ne sunerea a tnousana tunes more wnen
he heard of the bank failure and of his
friend, losing monar than he did from the
verdict rendered last night.
jt jury was secureo. toaay to try Frank
Y. Salmon, a nephew of Malor Salmon,
who waa also Indicted on a charge of grand
larceny la receiving deposits when the bank
was in a failing condition.
j time was la well known to every one.
rtAftirDreCMall CTII I ii mi That the national committee did owe the
CONunbdbMAN STILL IN JAIL ! l"le ci.mmmee. and that the stale com-
j mlttee was In financial straits, is nolorl
. . j cue. I was not a political manager. I
Fn-vrwt teutelna Mast Wait Cntll aaa asked to go to Washington by tho
tirm.mA Jnrr Ant. i. president ln the Interests of the slate jary Acts la ticket. I could help to raiae money. That
Cava. ' I did help ln this regard, that 1 did
1 funds Immediately upon my return from
man George Favrot
La.. April l-Congress-
after several months ln
Jail, during which a grand Jury Indicted
a arand lurv Inrll..
for murder culminating with the final
., ... . , . . .,
hlng of this Indictment by the supreme
court yesterday, must now remain In di-Imhi
for several more weeks until another grand
inrv nan r,n.n and j t nrw-
Jury can reopen and act upon the whole
matter again.
Congressman Favrot shot and k"Ud Dr.
R. H. Aldrlch, alleging that the physician
had cet asoerslous upon Mrs. FavroL
' Ailway Va?nate Beiteratea ftatemeat
Made in Letter to Mr. Webater.
Rays lie Was Invited to White
Hons and Assisted State Com
mluee at Executive's
NEW TORK, April 2.-E. H. Harrlman
late tonight gave out the following state
ment In response to the statement made
public by President Roosevelt at Wash
ington today:
Ftr r.any years I have maintained an In
tinit te confidential correspondence with my
frlen-1, Mr. Kidney Webster. W hat I wroto
to hl.n and what he wrote me was, of
course, intended for our eyes alone. In the
course of a letter which he wrote me in
December, 1W6, he warned me against be
ing drawn Into politics and questioned
whether 1 had any political or party In
stinct. This drew from me the reply to
Mr. Webster's Inquiry which, In a sub
stantially correct form, has been stolen
and published. This letter wns written on
January 2, lij6, at a time when no one
could doubt a cordiality of my relations
with the president.
About ten days ago I was told that a
discharged stenographer was trying to sell
to some newspaper a reproduction from his
notes of one of my Drlvale letters. I could
hardly believe that any matter so obtained
would be accepted or published, yet I mado
f.VvrL mt lt-.v'1,e,VI leaJne! clared Thaw throughout the trial had acted
late yesterday afternoon that a Now Yora , , . , . . , .
newspaper had a transcript of these notes, I ln rational manner, had rationally advised
I notllled the publisher at once of the facts, j his counsel ln their hearing and fully un
and urged upon his attention the gross out- derstood and amreclated evervthlna- con
rage that the publication of It under encH
circumstances would Involve. While de
ploring, of course, that the sacredness of
a private correspondence should thus be
violated, I cannot withdraw anything In
the letter.
Invitations from President.
I have read the president's statement: I
am most anxious to treat him and his i
other utterances with consideration due to I
the hiKh ottloe which he holds. Meverthe
less 1 feel bound to call attention to cer
tain things ln regard to which he does me
in his letter to Mr. Sherman he clearly
seeks to convey the Impression that the
personal Interview with him in the fall
of l4 was of my seeking and not his.
He says:
His (Harrlman s) and my letters now
before me ln the fall ol 1904 run as follows:
On my return from spending the summer
ln Europe on September aith he wrote me
statlng that If 1 thought It desirable he
d V" "'J. I'l'i" 0II
delegate to the republican national con
vention, having voted for my nomination.)'
On September 23 I answered his letter
saying: 'At present there Is nothing for me
to see you about, though there were one
or two points ln my letter of acceptance
which I would like to have discussed with
you before putting It out.' "
Let me present the facts. On June 29,
1904. the president wrote me the following
ir-iitrr, wuicn r.e uoes not inciuae in me
me ln Europe:
thank you for your letter. As soon as you
come home, I shall want to see you. The
fight will doubtless be hot then. It has
been a real pleasure to see you this year.
Very truly yours,
In reolv to this I wrote him M , i ,ri
from Europe the letter of September 28, McLane Hamilton, who said he made four
the opening sentences of which he ellml- j examinations of Harry Thaw, the last In
nuted in his publication: T.., , . .. ' . ,
"NEW YORK. Sept. SB, 1904-Dear Mr. JuIy' 1906' He concluded then that Thaw
President: I was very glad to reoelve your was suffering from, chronic delusional in
noto of June 29 last while I was ln Europe, sanity or Darirnln kn4 ailll held ' that
I am now getting matters that accumu- : f"'7 ' PI " ne'a
lated during my, absence somewhat cleared I bllef' On crosa examination, Dr., Hamil
up, and U yoi- tiflok it deeliable -writ -(T' ton admitted he had not examined the ds.
to see yon at any time either now or latei .'
It seems to me that the situation could
not be ln better shape. Yours sincerely,
"To the President. Washington, D. C'
Then followed He. n?,l.
from the White House, both from the ores-
ldent and his secretary, urging me to go
v "' was via vvtwuri Vs iuv i coi
nnt wroie;
'In view of the trouble over the State
ticket uv New York, I should much like to
have a few words with you. Do you think
you can get down here within a few days,
and take either lunoh or dinner with me."
On October 14 he wrote:
"My Dear Mr. Harrlman: A suggestion
has come to me In a roundabout way that
you do not think It wise to come to see j
me in these closlna; weeks of the oamrmlim. 1
but that you are reluctant to refuse Inas
much as I have asked you."
A funeral ln my family prevented a
prompt response to the president's repeated
Invitation, but finally, about October 20,
I was able to go to Washington and see
him. There Is some difference of recol
lection as to what transpired at that Inter
view. state Politics Discussed.
Fortunately, the president himself, la his
"strictly personal" letter to me of No
vember 80, throws some light upon what did
take place. He says:
"If you remember, when you were down
here, both you and I were so Interested
ln certain of the New York political de
velopments that I hardly, if at all, touohed
on governmental matters."
Again ln the same letter he says:
"As a matter of fact, as you will re
member, when you did come down to see
me, you and I were both so engaged ln
the New York political situation that we
talked of little else."
The invitation of October 10 bade me to
the White House to have a few words
with the president "ln view of the trouble
over the state ticket ln New York." I had
replied on October 13: "I am giving a very
large part of my time to connecting the
trouble here, and Intend to do so If any
effort on . my part can accomplish It. I
will take occasion the first of next week
to run down to see you, and I think by
that time the conditions will be very much
Whether I was seeking his aid to secure
the adherence of the state of New York
to the state ticket, or he waa seeking mine
Is proved or disproved by this corre
spondence, and I' cheerfully submit to the
publlo whether the Inference clearly eug
seated by the president Is the proper one.
1 fr "his personal benertt." I don't deny
1 liila al a tii n t nne Ibi it m fr mil AitnslstAtil
; with the asaertlons I made In the Webster
' letter respecting the Interview. Therein I
. distinctly said: "The president sent me a
! rpoM ?oXlT.?n
' state. I eomnlied. .d he tnM m. h
; derstood the campaign could not be sue-'
ctfully carried on without sufficient
money, and asked If I would help thern In,
ralBln, tna neceMllry funS as the na-1
1 I . ,.. , rt .
7 ."""V 1 , , - ei -
uumu committee, u natr i iiairrnan uortel-
'" Jad utterly faill of obtaining them
i m''rfew Tnrk,T.rmm,n
if that means anvthlna- whatever. It
! must he that he was urging me to help
- York state and not : the.
I campaign, except so far as the success of
j me state ticaei in New York would con-
i "",u" nnuunai ticaei
Helps Raise Moaey.
What the condition of the finances of
the New York state committee and of the
national republican committee at that
: tne interview un tne president, is un-
J to'-MTl-rW.w 'wl't h IhrasiSent
covered a wide range of subjects, con-
! nected with I he New York state cam
nerled witn ine INew lurk statu inm-
1 pa". and I did not pretend to go over
the whole matter In the W ebster Tetter,
j The president's letter of October 14. and
Ms comment thereon, are Interesting, in
,"'t e"r sungestea tnat i might
I '"' there was some danger In my VUll-
lng him during the closing weeks of the
ranipulgn. and suggested that If I
thought so the visit be postponed until
after election, whea he wouid ask mi
tContlniied a j,n,i il Prsrt i
Lsssey Commission Will Report
te Conrt Taeralay
NEW TORK. April 2. It was announced
tonight, after a session which lasted from
10:30 o'clock this morning until 6 JO p. m.
that the lunacy commission inquiry Into
the present mental state of Harry K. Thaw
will conclude Its labors tomorrow and re
port Its conclusions to Justice Fitzgerald
before the hour set for the Thaw Jury to
report In court on Thursday morning.
There will be a brief public session tomor
row to hear the testimony of an alienist
offered by District Attorney Jerome and
then will follow a private mental and phy
sical examination of the defendant. Only
the members of the commission and the of
ficial stenographer will be present at
Thaw's last ordeal, attorneys for the de
fense and the district attorney being
The announcement that the commission
desired to renew Its private examination
of Thaw at the end of a day of many
witnesses waa in tho nature of a com
plete surprise. The decision probably was
due to the conflicting character of the tes
timony heard today. It was another battle
of alienists. Those engaged by the district
attorney declared Thaw absolutely In
capable of understanding his condition, of
realizing the nature of the charge against
him, or of rationally conferring with coun
sel, while those engaged by the defense de-
nected with the trial.
Thaw's Writings Cited.
The experts for the prosecution admitted
i they had reached their conclusions as to
Thaw's present state of mental unsound-
ness from distant ol lAprvntlnna nf him In
fri, mnrt j ,, ....,.. ,. , .
he 1court room and from writings alleged
to have emanated from him during the
trial. Among tho latter were twenty-four
pages of newspaper clippings and memo
randa written by Thaw as suggestions to
his chief attorney, Delphln M. Delmaa, for
his summing up address to the Jury. Mr.
Jerome's experts declared these writings
were those of un Insane man. The experts
!f0r , a ,Tt. , w,. i - ti-
,ror "je 0 ,re"te f UrJ Wf o utfly
nothing In the writings upon which to pre-
dlcate an opinion of montal unsoundness.
Mr- Delmaa himself took the stand and
declared many of Thaw's suggestions were
most valuable and that he Intended to In
corporate some of them ln his summing up
The alienists for the defense in testifying
declared they had the advantage of con
stant personal examinations of the defend
and while the prosecution's witnesses had
The Tombs physician, two chaplains of
the city prison, several guards and a pro
t-k the stand and testified
( tnat Thaw in prison had acted and spoken
rational man.
Dr. Hamilton Testifies.
The commission decided today to admit
ln8 mucn mocussea testimony or ur. Allan
1 fnfIonj reoentlv. The dofond-nf. .,.i
foughv against Dr. Hamilton's testimony
to the very last. Failing In the plea of
I Professional privileges as
bar, they
I argued that his examinations of the de-
j fendant were too remote to be of any value
at this time. The commission decided to
allow the testimony.
Members of the commission cross-examined
several of the district attorney's
alienists at length. Inquiring as to the con
sistency of thalr testimony now that Thaw
Is Insane and has been for several years,
as against their testimony at the trial,
when In answer to a hypothetical ques
tion, they declared Thaw knew the nature
and quality of his act when he shot and
killed Stanford White and knew the act
was wrong. Dr. Austin Flint declared
Thaw was Insane from the alienist's point
of view when the homicide occurred, but
was not insane In tho language of the law,
Mr. Jerome's experts, one aftor another,
agreed that Thaw Is a paranoiac and that
his case Is Incurable.
Dr. Flint gave a new touch to the form
of Insanity from which It Is alleged Thaw
Is suffering, by declaring that his former
paranolacal delusions of persecution are
rapidly changing Into "delusions of
grandeur." v
Jndge Liandla Overrules Motion to
Take Chicago Case
from Jury,
CHICAGO. April t Judge Landla In the
United States district court today overruled
the motion of the Standard OH company
that the case brought against them charg
ing the illegal taking of rebates be dis
missed. The dismissal of the case was
based on the ground that the government
had failed to make out the case outlined
in ths Indlotments. The court refused to
accept this view and ordered the trial to
la announcing his decision Judge Landls
aald: "It Is the view of the court that the
I defendant Is presumed t
to have known the
lttwrul rate' .bec" " Is
presumed to have
i known the law forbidding the use of any
rate that Is not the published rate. Under
L IT "CQ h
ana guide himself eceordlngly.
in regara to tne contention of the de-
se that the Chicago & Alton had no
right to carry freight from Whiting, Ind..
, trt Rt Tiflf vh.n Urn ., . .
; not
' w 1
cover the antira dinUnce between thota
! the Urt rU,ed Alton rail-
, r"a "a niea witn tne Interstate Com
merce commission copies of tariffs giving
through rate, between the point- named.
1 thu" howlng that such an agreement must
have been made.
ruriri the afternoon stnn the Inw
yere fnr the prn he1 t Ktter of the
srsruTrert. aril It w s(tM tonUrht.
e en hv the grave rn me nt pSSMeV, that a
-st wbmt cwnM n tm ln"'-tniint mm
K rt'le nn bv tne Prtll- .Tlldew Txn'ts
rtrr.fl tie fwl hm vnm mi owrtaln
nnlnts and lrtlmte1 fhst Wrwn 10 and
y counts would be stricken iTt. The ptItv
clnw.1 ceuspii fnr thl. as Inffcatpd br the
motlocs favored the ennrt. were wrone
oer n Timber averred In frtv-thre cMints.
r' movements shown In many
and no
w roravrnmlir la Mlaneanta.
PT. Paul. Anrll i The conference enm
tnlt'e comrfieed of members of both hnuxes
cf the state legislator, which met with
he representatives of the rallroaia yeater
dav for the purnose of formulating a com
promises on the X-eent fAre hill and on
rTimiipltv rates rentirted t the lee1
lMtnre thin sftmnin thnt Ilia M.r.Hal.
T I or c'mr"r"-ite be r-cted and that a
un mi i a
fiepnblioan Candidata for Major Deoted bj
riaralitT of About Th rUen Thousand.
Proposition for Recoastrnetloa of
Street Railway Llaea with Option to
Parchaee Wins by Thirty
Three Thousand.
CHICAGO, April , 1 Chicago's postmas
ter, Frederick A. Busse, the republican
candidate, waa elected mayor of the city
today, having a plurality of 13.121 votes
over Mayor Edward F. Dunne. The total
number of votes cast for Mr. Busse were
164,83 and for Mr. Dunne 161.718. The pro
hibition candidate polled 5,875 votes and
the socialist 13,459. Two years ago when
Mayor Dunne was elected to office he
polled 163.109 votes and John M. Harlan,
the republican candidate, lag.STl.
The socialist vote the same year was over
40,000, and today's vote waa a great dls
appolntement to the leaders of that
The new mayor will have the city coun
cil with him. but It Is very close, as the
make-up of this body shows thirty. five
republicans, thirty-four democrats and one
Independent democrat.
The ordinances settling the street car
question were carried by a good majority.
The total vote on this question waa 105,846
for and 132,720 against.
According to the latest returns at mid
night the only democrat outside of alder
men elected was John E. Trager. demo
cratic candidate for city treasurer.
Issue ln the Campalajn.
The Issues In the campaign have been
largely based upon tho improvement of the
local traction system. Both parties were
agreed that present conditions were Intol
erable, but differed as to the best method
to be employed In revising them. The dem
ocratic party, headed by Mayor Dunne,
stood for municipal ownership through con
demnation of the street car properties. If
the result could not be obtained ln any
other way. The republican party favored
ordinances which were recently pasted by
a democratic city council over the veto of
Mayor Dunne. These ordinances provided
for twenty year franchises for the street
car company, the city retaining the right
to purchase the systems for $30,000,000 plus
the amount to be spent for Immediate re
habilitation of the lines; six months no
tice being necessary of the city's Intention
to acquire the property. The ordinances
also provide for universal transfers
throughout the city, a 6-cent fare and 55
per cent of the net revenue of the com
panies to be paid to the city.
Larger Majority for Ordinances.
The fight for and against the adoption of
these ordinances has been exceedingly
bitter. They were carried today by a ma
jority of about 40.000 votes. The vote toda
showed a decided reversal of public opinion
on the question of municipal ownership
compared with the Inst mayoralty cam
paign two years ago. At that time Dunne
received 163,189 votes, as against 138.671 for
John M. Harlan, the republican leader.
The prohibition ticket received I.IM votes
and the sooialMs 28.14. This year thi
republican- vote was fclofte to 165.000 and
that of the democrats close' to 148,000. The
prohibition vote runs slightly " above that
of two years ago, while the socialist vote
fen off heavily, being more than 12.000 less
than that of the last city election.
Campaign a Bitter One.
The campaign has been the most vicious
the city has ever known. Charges and
counter charges have been hurled back and
forth, the personal lives of the candidates
have been held up to the public and
throughout the entire campaign speakers
on both sides have Indulged night after
night In tirades filled with Invectives and
abuse. The disagreeable features of the
oampalgn which became so pronounced In
its latter part commenced when Mayor
Dunne circulated a petition for a referen
dum vote on the traction proposition at
the present election. He and his followers
announced that they had secured 151,000
signers to this petition, 80,000 being neces
sary to place the matter before the voters.
Charges were made by the republicans that
thousands of these names had been forged
and that the list had been padded In every
conceivable fashion. These assertions were
vehemently denied by the democrats and
the followers of Mayor Dunne who were in
favor of Immediate municipal ownership.
From this time to the end of the campaign
the feeling became more bitter and more
Hearst Active In Fltrht.
William Randolph Hearst came personally
from New Tork to take part ln the cam
paign and brought with him his ablest car.
toonlsts and editorial writers. His papers
weree the only publications in the city
supporting .Mayor Dunne, all others being
for Busse and the ordinance. The fight be
tween the editorial departments became so
energetic that the actual Issues of the
campaign were for some time completely
lost sight of. Th papers favoring Busse
made much of the party cry that Chicago
was able to manage Its own interesta with
out instruction from New Tork. The
Hearst papers claimed throughout the cam
paign that Mayor Dunne waa acting tor
the best interests of Chicago, and that It
was therefore their duty to support him.
' The first returns received, indicated that
Busse would be elected by about 25,000
plurality over Dunne. Later these figures
were out down and Busse apparently lost
ground throughout the night, retaining all
the time, towever, a strong and sure plur
ality. Dunne Abandons Hope Early.
Mayor Dunne abandoned hope within two
hours after the polls had closed. He re
ceived the returns at his home surrounded
by his family and a few friends. He ap
peared to be greatly affected by the result
and said: "It looks as though the money
power has overwhelmed us. but our cause
Is not lost. Municipal ownership and gov
ernmental ownership will win ln the end.
This election has merely acted as a check.
It will retard us for a while, but the
movement will go on and will ln the end be
successful." .
Corporation counsel James Hamilton
Lewis, who baa been a staunch supporter
of Mayor Dunne, said:
"The result came because a combined re
publican party was led by able captains
against what developed to be a distracted
and divided democracy."
Statement by Basee.
Mr. Busse. who has for some Urns bean
postmaster of the city, was confined to
his home during the campaign because of
Injuries received in a recent wreck on the
Pennsylvania railroad. When the result
was beyond a!i doubt he gave out a state
ment as follows:
I, of course, am greatly dellgted at the
success of the republican ticket. It shows
that the people of this city are ln favor
of Immediate Improvement of our
street car systems and that they endorsed
(Continued ou SeuuDd Paa.)
Head of Christian clear Church
Places Her Property In Haada
l of Trustees.
CONCORD. N. H.. April t A molloti for
leave to Intervene, Involving the substitu
tion of duly appointed trustees as plaintiffs
ln place erf the "next friends," wss the
answer of Mrs. Mary Baker O. Kddy,
founder of the Christian Science rrllglon,
mado through her counsel in the suit
brought to compel an accounting of her
By a deed of trust Mrs. Eddy transferred
practically her entire estate to three trus
tees, Henry M. Baker of Bow. Archibald
McLellon of Boston and Joslah Ev Femald
of Concord.
It Is now claimed Mrs. Eddy cannot be
compelled to appear In court In connection
with the pending litigation. The trustees
are empowered to prosecute and defend, for
the benefit of the estate of Mrs. Eddy, any
suits at law or In equity, whether now
pending or that may afterwards be brought
with reference to any matter ln which she
may personally be Interested. With the ex
ception of Mr. McLellan the trustees are
not believers in the Christian Science doc
trine. Tho next step In the litigation will come
when counsel for both parties to the suit
will agree upon a date for hearing on the
mntlon filed today.
Frank S. Streeter, personal counnel for
Mrs. Eddy and her trustees, said:
"The creation of a trust to take charge
of and care for all her property and busi
ness affairs was contemplated by Mrs.
Eddy before she had any knowledge that
the equity suit was begun or contemplated
and she had consulted me with reference
"As to the stilt Itself, If as claimed, it
waa begun for the sole purpose of protect
ing Mrs. Eddy'e property Interests, 'the
next friends' should feel relieved from any
Henry M. Baker, chairman of the trus
tees, ln behalf of hlmnelf and his assocla
atea. said:
"Mrs. Eddy has relieved herself of the
care of her estate that she may devote her
time and thought without Interruption to
the advancing cause she represents. Her
trustees accepted the trust several weeks
ago and will iot hesitate to protect and de
fend the estate entrusted to them. If noed
be, against plaintiffs and defendants In the
pending .suit."
Day Spent In Examining; One Tales
man and He Is Challenged
by Both Sides.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 2. A legal bat
tle that promises to last for weeks and
Is expected to be ln a measure pivotal for
all the criminal proceedings growing out
of the grand Jury'B bribery investigation
was begun In earnest today when Abra
ham Ruef. San Francisco's Indicted po
litical boss, was placed on trial in Judge
Dunne's department of the superior court
on the charge of extorting large sums of
monoy from local French restaurant keep
ers, under threat that unless paid he and
Mayor Schmita would prevent the renewal
of their liquor licenses by tha commis
sion. -
When court adjourned at the , end of the
afternoon session, one talesman had been
examined, and waa under challenge by
both sides, and a second waa under ex
emlnatlon by the defense. The first Is J.
R. Bradstreet, a weather strip manu
facturer. Herman W. Johnson, as special
for the prosecution, and Henry Ach, of
counsel for Ruef, conducted the examina
tion of talesmen.
The case chosen for trial first is that In
which the Delmonlco restaurant Is In
volved. It was selected by the prosecution
as likely to present the strongest evidence
against Ruef on these minor charges of
graft. Before the grand Jury, Maifantla,
the principal proprietor of the restaurant,
testified that he had paid Ruef 11,175 and
promised an additional payment of $1,000
one year later because of fear. This fear
Is regarded by the prosecution as the basis
of the extortion, whereas the defense will
contend that the fear was not of Ruef, but
of the conditions that existed, and that
Ruef was retained to combat the probable
loss of license, of which the owners of the
restaurant stoor ln fear.
Wife of Nlearasjnnn President Hailed
s Florence Klghtlusral of
Central America.
WASHINGTON, April 2. Senora Zelaya.
the wife of President Zelaya of Nicaragua,
has made herself the Idol of the Nicaraguan
army by her active service at the head
of the Red Cross In recent battles between
the Hondurans and Nlcaraguans, according
to James Deltrlck, a mining engineer with
Interests ln Honduras and Nicaragua, who
called at the State department today to
discuss the Central Amerloan troubles.
"Senora Zelaya rode more than 150 miles
on muleback to reach the scene of the
military operations," said Mr. Deltrlck,
"and she personally assisted In caring for
the sick and wounded of both the Hon
durean and Nicaraguan armies. The people
of the republlo have always devoted to
her, but her popularity Is now 'unpre
cedented and she Is greeted as a second
Florence Nightingale." (
Switching Crew, Engineer at Trnln
and Southern Paelflc Railroad
Are Responsible. ,
COLTON, CalV April I The verdict of
the coroner's Jury summoned to Investigate
the wreck at Colton, last Thursday In
which twenty-three persons lost their lives,
and nearly 100 more were Injured, was re
turned this evening. The foreman of the
switching crew and his assistants are sad
dled with the responsibility of the wreck
through criminal negligence; the engineer
of the wrecked Overland train Is declared
guilty of negligence through running too
fast, and the Southern Pacific Is censured
for operating the fragile cars In which
many of the Italian Immigrants war
Louisiana Mill Men Will Ship Output
hy Water t (ha
NEW ORLEANS, April t Car shortage
has caused a movement for water trans
portation smong Louisiana lumbermen. It
was announced today that about 2.0UO.0O0
feet of lumber is now preparing for ship
ment on the Mississippi river to points as
far north as Cairo, Ilia
The state is honeycombed with water-
ways capable of floating the barges upon
which It la proposed to transport tha luui
Gibsen ifeanure Recommended fot Fanaca
by Home After Debate.
Effort to Defeat Froposed Law Fails
When Vote Cornea.
Accepts Eeport of Ccnferenoe Committee
FixiDf ThnradaT at Boon.
Declines to Concur In House Amend,
ments nnd Sends Matter Over to
Conference After Warm
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, April 2. (Special.) After a
most stubborn fight Gibson's bill to pre
vent brewers from having an Interest ln
saloons and to vacate buildings In whio-'l
they are conducting saloons through a sec-,
ond pcrty was recommended for passage
ln the house this afternoon. Dodge made
an effort to get the house not to concur
In the committee of the whole report, but
he was unsuccessful and he again tried
to get the bill recommitted for the purpose
of agreeing to some amendment by which
Douglas county could be exempted, or
the brewers given time In which to dispose
of their saloon properties. But this motion
was voted down, 29 to 42. Dodge explained
that one brewer owned $3(0,000 worth of
property at Sixteenth and Harney streets
and this property would have to be sold
at a sacrifice, while there were probably
250 saloon buildings In Omaha owned by
brewers. But his arguments and the ar
guments of Leeder, Lee, Tucker, Harvey,
Welsh and Hainer fell on deaf ears. Both
Dodge and Walsh said Gibson had Intro
duced the bill purely to get even with
the brewers of South Omaha, and Dodge
Insisted that such an Injustice should not
be worked upon property owners because
one man ln the heat of anger had thrown
1 na bill to get even. Walsh assured tha
house Gibson did not want the bill to pass,
but this had no effect, for the house did.
Jenlson and Hart and others, Including
Hagemelster, were for the bill, and their
Idea, as they expressed It, was to divorce
the brewers from the local saloon busi
ness and drive them out of politics.
Leeder's Futile Appeal.
The fight occupied most of the after
noon, and during the talk Leeder, who
has kept quiet during the entire session.
except when his beloved fire department
was an Issue, talking for the house to ba
fair and Just, said: "Be fair, you tem
perance people; don't be like some say
your Lord's prayer with your eyes shut
because you are afraid to look God In the
face." The members laughed, but it didn't
catch any votes.
Following la the vote on the motion t
recommit: ;
El ler,
Brown (Shron),
Do ran.
Franca, V
Oraen, Itajrha.
Hamar, ftlchardeoa, .
Harrey, Srudilar,
HeRtrnan, Bmlth,
Hill. Btalnauar,
how,, Talbot,
Kuhl, " Tucker,
UrMullen, Walah,
Murpnr. Worthing,
Orelg. Neff,
Hacemeleter, Norec,
Hanaen, Bapar,
Hart, Redstone,
Henry, Rohrer,
Jnhneon, gchnattsar,
Klllen, Snrder,
Lahnara Stalder,
Klna. Stoii,
Loiednn. Van Houses,
slacker, Weeme,
Mareh, White,
Meatera, Whltbani,
Metifer, Mr. Bpaakar 4.
One of the very important hills passed
by the house this morning was the proposed
constitutional amendment by King of Polk
Increasing the number of suprems Judges
and changing the pay of both supreme and
district Judges. The bill provides there
shall be seven supreme Judges. Of thee
three are to be elected at the' 1909 election
and three at the 1911 election, while in
1908 there is to be a chief Justice chosen.
The terms of office shnll be six years and
the Judge whose term expires ln 1914 shall
be chief Justice until the chief Justice
elected. In 1909 the governor, under tha
bill. Is to appoint two Judges, and in 191t
he is to appoint two more. The Judges of
the supreme court are to be paid $4,500 a
year and are to live where the court Is
located. Judges of th district court are
to receive $S,0U0 a year.
The house killed Senator Sackett'e pet
measure this afternoon when it failed to
give fifty-one votes In favor of the bill
to make notes given for Insurance pre
miums non-negotiable. Considerable work
had been done for and against the bill,
and It was a close fight, though friends
of the measure were not numerous enough
to get It through.
Another pet measure that the house
stamped the life out of waa McXesson'o
bill to have the state officers furnished
with coupons which they were to exchange
for railroad tickets when going out on state
business. These coupons were to be given
In exchange for warrants at the auditor's
office. McKesson meant the bill to be a
check on the state officers, but It didn't
get through. He may make an effort to
have It reconsidered.
Date for Adjournment.
Ths house adopted the report of the con
ference committee on adjournment, the day
being fixed at II o'clock noon Thursday,
and then paid William J. Bryan a compli
ment by agreeing not to hold a meeting
Wednesday night so the fuslonlsts could
avail themselves of an Invitation to be th)
guests of Mr. Bryan that evening.
Pare Food 11111 Deadlock.
The two houses of the legislature are la
a fair way to deadlock over the adoption of
the house amendments to the pure food bill
which la the only one of the platform
pledges not yet acted upon finally. The
senate this morning after a sensational
debate. In which Benator Aahton of Hall
county, pale with anger, branded a state
ment made by Patrick of Sarpy county as
a "deliberate lie," refused to concur in
the house amendments to the bill and
Senators Root. Patrick and Aldrlch were
named as a conference committee on tha
bill. All three members of this committee
have been leaders In the right fur a very
stringent food bill and there Is no ques
tion but that they will fight the house
amendments to a finish.
One of the principal amendments at
tached by the house is to section S of the
bill, and It was turned down by the sen
ate two or three weeks ago after a hard
fight. Another amendment, ln the opinion
of some of the senators, will take sway
from ths state all supervision over meat
products from the packing houses and tha
suuata committee will light for a "''-"jr-