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VOL. XXXVI NO 249.
OMAIIA, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 4, 1907-TWELVE PAGES.
STNGLR COPY THREE CENTS.
AFTER DEPEW'S TOGA
EUUment from. Whit Home Thii Wu
Mr. Emiman'i Motrre.
MAGNATE WANTED SEAT IN SENATE
Nation Why He Aiktd that Chaunoey B
UNDERSTANDING WITH GOVERNOR H1SGINS
Earriman Would Ba Appointed aa Soon ai
VaoancT Waa Made.
PRESIDENT REFERS TO PARKER STATEMENT
Imputation that Cor,ormltoni Were
to Be rTO Bmiiu of Contri
bution Agtla Hfted-oii
WASHINGTON, April 8The followlng
statement wu riven out at the White
The real reason for Mr. E. H. Harrlman'e
Interest In the election ot me state ucnei
In New York In 1904, reference to wheh
-u mnAa In the cnmmunicatloo wtlieh
passed between him and the president, w
that he desired to advance his own am
bitions. It Is asserted that Mr. Harrlmsn
wanted the position of senator, now filled
by Mr. Depew, and that this was the rea
son why he was cnxlous to have him ap
ruiniil ambassador to Perls. The Infer
ence was that U Senator Depew could be
Induced to (to to Paris that Governor Hlg
gins was prepared to appoint him to the
President Roosevelt discussed with a tram
ber of his callers today various features of
the controversy between Mr. Harrlman and
himself growing out of the publication , of
the letters between them. He desired net
to be quoted, however.
Wanted Help for Odell.
To has friends the president made It plain
that his version of Mr. Harrlman'a visit pre
ceding the election of 1904 was that Mr
Harrlman wanted assistance from the na
tional republican committee to help Chair
man Odell In the New York state cam
paign, towards whose expenses he (Harri-
man) had raised $100,000. The president
promised to communicate with Messrs. Oct
telyou and Bliss to see what could be done
He did In this case, he declared, just what
he had done In other Instances where he
had been appealed to to help in state cam
To some of his vialtors the president re
ferred to the statement made public last
night by Judge Alton B. Parker In Albany,
In which he said that It has never been de
nied that 1150,000 waa turned over by the
Equitable, Mutual and New York Life In
urance companies to Mr. Cortelyou's com
mlttee, and that congress has refused to
make an Investigation into the corporate
conlrlbutlona of 1904 or to paee a law pro-
hlbtting such contributtoms In the future.
On this subject the president referred to a
statement which he made on November 4.
1304. In whloh he said. In part:
That contributions have been made to the
republican committee, aa contributions have
been made to tho democratic committee. Is
not the question at Insue. Mr. ranter a as
sertion is in effect that sunk contributions
have been made foe improver moaves,
either In ronseouence of threats or in con
sequence of improper promises, direct or
Indirect, on the part of their recipients
t But 'there Is not one particle
truth In the statement.
Some Contributions Returned,
Neither Mr. Parker nor hl supporters.
the president declared, have been able to
traverse or question the statements made
In that answer. The president said, to his
own knowledge about a dosen contributions
offered by corporations had been declined
by Chairman Corlelyou, but that others had
been accepted. A contribution by the
American Tobacco company, he said, had
been returned. A prominent man had made
a contribution of $3,0 to the republican
compalgn fund. Subsequently this man had
made known his desire for an appointment
In the dlplomatlo service in the event that
the president was elected. As soon as his
motives were understood tho national com
mlttee returned his contribution. The pres
ident asserted to his callers that none of
the corporations contributing to the cam
palgn fund In 1904 had come to him for fa
vors, either directly or indirectly. In this
connection the president referred to the
legislation enacted regarding corporation
duing the last two years, aa dlspiwmg any
Imputations that Immunity would be shown
them for their contributions.
Wall Street Interested la Story,
NEW YORK, April $. The publication of
the Harrlman-Webeter and Roosevelt-Sher-
man-Harrlman correspondence waa very
widely discussed In financial and political
circles today. The statement given out by
Mr. Harrlman lust night In reply to the
Roosevelt - Sherman correspondence was
eagerly read, especially In Wall street. Mr.
Harrlman was said today to be In consulta
, tion with several of his friends, presumably
vlthT A vlsw to defining his future attitude
and course should ths president make
rejoinder to his statement of last night.
Not the least Interesting portion ot Mr.
Ilarrlman's presentation of his side of th
controversy was his statement that he
sould not withdraw anything said In the
letter to Mr. Wsbster, in which he de
clared that It was at the president's solici
tation that he raised 1300,000 for use In Nsw
.York state in the campaign of 1904 and that
the president agreed "If found necessary to
appoint Senator Depew to the ambassador
ship to Francs."
It was declared In banking circles that
light could be shed on the question of cam
paign contributions In 1904 If the books of
the national republican committee were
Harry 8. New of Indianapolis la now act
ing chairman of the committee.
OMAHA R0ADlS ON TRIAL
Attorney Wilson lays All Received
Same Concessions, So There
Was No Rebating.
'MINNEAPOLIS. April 1 "If there were
any rebates, everyone received the same
concessions, so what right hue the govarn
tnont to Interfere?" Is the stand taken by
Attorney Thomas Wilson, for ths Omaha
road. In the second day's hearing of the
oase tonight by the government, charging
violation of the anti-rebate law.
"If we have been guilty of any double
duallng we are perfectly willing to accept
the punishment," Mr. Wilson declared.
He claimed there, was a genual agree
ment between ths railroad and the grain
companies that all shipments wut,lj go
through Duluth to liuRalo. This, than,
would bring the railroad outside of the
chargea In the Indictment.
Assistant District Attorney Hwart argued
that there waa no spedno agreement as M
where any sluji shipment was to go and
that the shipping bills snowed thai thay
wore to go sn JUvkiuta.
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
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Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
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The house passed the Olbson bill to
prevent brewers from owning saloons,
although It was opposed by the solid
Douglas county delegation. Page 1
Ths senate adopted the report of the
conference committee firing the hour for
final adjournment at noon today. Tho
house had already adopted the report.
Conferees from house and senate agreed
on amendments to the pure food bill and
the measure was aent to the governor for
action. Page 1
Wyoming stock growers oonvention has
lively time over the admission of the
sheep men, but Indications are the feeling
between the two classes Is becoming loss
bitter. rage a
Bright prospect of railway managers
and train service men on western rail
roads reaching an . agreement over wage
controversy. , Page 1
St. Louis brewers' strike settled on
basis Increased pay and shorter work day.
Kansas City commission men refuse to
sell live stock to packing houses that buy
of Independents. Page 1
Returns from elections in Nebraska
towns indicate a tendency toward license,
Livery stable at Tecumseh Is destroyed
by fire and ten horses perish,. Page t
Governor Sheldon announces names of
new Board of Fire and Police Commtn
sloners for Omaha. Page 1
Commander of United States gunboat
Marietta prevents belligerents from
bombarding seaports In Central America.
Earthquakea ahake the Aaores Islands
and people flee. age 1
Btnger Hermann takes stand In his own
behalf, telling of his work In public life.
Statement from White House that E.
FT. TTarrlman's Interest in political affairs
In 1904 was due .ft WeVrtesIre to soooewl
Chauncey Depew In the senate. Page 1
Report of the Omaha Grain exchange
shows gains are being made In grain re
ceipts, which make Omaha second primary
market of the world. Page 7
E. L. Lomax of the Union Pacific says
slower, not fewer, trains will he run tin
der new schedules. Page 11
Dr. Miller talks on the question of mus
cling the dogs. ' I Page T
Six-story store and office building will
be erected on southeast comer of Six
teenth and Harney streets for lease to
local parties. . Page T
coiraxRCiAX. airs rorAjrcxAXh
Grain markets. Page t
Live stock markets. Page t
Stocks and bonds. Pag t
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PLYMOUTH.. Patricia 7k
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NAPLES N. Amerlka
BREMEN K. P. WUhelm,
Foreign Display Advertising
in Agate Lines
Lead of Bee for March,
1907, 29,386 Agato Linea
Foreign Display "Adver
tising. , ,
(The Omaha Dally News was third
so no comparison Is made.)
LOWER FARES FOR MICHIGAN
Pneeenn-er Rates Fixed nt 8 Cents for
Lower Peninsula and B Cents
LANSING, Mich.. April tThe senate
today, to 8, passed a bill requiring
$-cent per mile passenger fare on all lower
peninsular railroads, tha yearly passenger
earnings of which exceed 1.&J0 per mila
Upper peninsula fares, which are now
4 cents, are restricted by the bill to 8
cents per mile. A 3-cent rate ts provided
for lower, peninsula railroads earning less
than $l,2Ui per mlla
The bill was advocated by Governor
Warner and was adopted as a substitute
for a bill favorably reported providing a
ZV?-cent fare for rosds earning between
IMAu and Hou) per mile par year, trom
BRIGHT PROSPECT FOR PEACE
Bailroad Manacr and Trainmen Expect to
Baaoh Agreement Eoon.
ST. LOUIS BREWERS' STRIKE SETTLED
Men Granted Sahstnntlal Advnnee In
Pay and Redaction In Honrs of
Work Boston Teamsters
Y CHICAGO, April 1 A settlement of the
controversy between the western railroads
and their conductors and trainmen seems
nearer tonight than at any time since com
missioners Knapp and Neill have Interceded
In behalf of peace. After delivering the
ultimatum of the general managers to the
representatives of the men this afternoon.
a long conference was held and the final
result waa that the labor leaders came to
an agreement which they requested the two
government officials to deliver to the man
agers ' tomorrow. While It Is not 'known
officially the exact nature of the basis of
settlement agreed upon by the men. It was
stated by a. man In authority that the pros
pects for a peaceful settlement of the dif
ficulty were bright tonight.
It Is generally believed that the general
managers have made slight concessions.
Brewers Strike ts Battled.
ST. LOUIS, April 8. A break In the ranks
of .the striking brewers and malsters de
veloped today, when a delegation of eight
members of tho union called on Brewer
August A. Busch and told him they would
return to, work If guaranteed protection.
. They were assured of protection and
promised the advanced wages offered the
strikers aa a basis of settlement.
This afternoon statements were given out
by Adam Huebner, secretary of the United
Brewery Workers" union and by C. Nor
man Jones, representatives of the em
ployers, that the strike had been settled.
A compromise an the lnerease of wages
demanded, and shorter hours, were tho
basis of settlement. Many strikers re
turned to work Immediately.
Contracts for three years were signed by
the representatives of the various brew
eries and the striking employes, and the
strike was officially declared terminated.
There was a deadlock for two hours before
the contracts were signed because the brew
ery proprietors Insisted on the Insertions
of an arbitration clause In all contracts, and
the strikers objected, but finally yielded.
The Increase In wages granted and the
change In hours go Into effect Immediately.
Operations will be resumed by the brew
eries as usual tomorrow.
Following are the changes In wages and
hours that go Into effect Immediately under
the new contracts.
Brewers and malsters wash house men
Increased from 116 to $16.50 n week, cellar
men from 818 to $17.60 a week.
Bottlers were getting $1.70 a day for nine
hours. Will receive $2 for an elsrht hour
firemen were getting $15 a week: will re
ceive 80 cents an hour for eight hour day,
seven days a week.
Freight handlers were getting $3 for a
nine hour day; will receive 27ft cents an
Oiler were paid $filS0 a month with ten
hour day; will get $16 a week with eight
Engineers. Increase from $20 ta "S a week.
Drivers, increases from $14 u $16 and
from $1 to $18.50 a week.. ....
Ice pullers work only eight Instead of
ten hours for $2 a day.
I -a borers were paid $1.89 for nine hours
and will get $2 for an eight hour day.
The brewers" and malsters' union' and the
bottlers" union were the last to accept the
offer of the brewery proprietors. The, other
unions were granted concessions that met
Boston Teamsters Go Oat.
B08TON, April . Four hundred team
sters went on strike In this city today
to enforce a demand for an Increase of (1
a week In their pay and a reduction In
their hours of work from eleven hours in
twelve to ten and one-half hours In eleven
and one-half. Several large firms In the
city are affected and It waa considered
likely today that the trouble would spread
to some of the smaller concerns who have
thus far refused to sign the union agree
ment The support of the International
Teamsters' union is promised to the Boston
union by Cornelius P. Shea, International
president, and Thomas A. Hughes, Inter
In order to avoid the troubles witnessed
at the last strike In 1902 the strikers have
been urged by their officials to keep away
from the barns and to engage In no dis
turbances Contests Between Unions.
GLEN FALLS, N. Y., April 8.-A11 the
paper makers employed at the Interna
tional Paper company's plant at Fort Ed
ward went out on strike las night. The
strike Is the result of trouble between the
Paper Makers' union and the Pulp, Sulphite
and Paper Mill Workers. The paper mak
ers demand the dismissal of members who
deserted their union and Joined the mill
Shots Fired at Montaromery.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.. April 8. At a late
hour last night simultaneous attacks at
remote ' points in the suburbs of the city
were made on cars of the traction com
pany whose motorm en and conductors are
on a strike. Fourteen shots were fired
Into one car, whloh carried a number of
passengers. No one was hurt.
In West End several shots were fired at
another car, but no damage was done.
Detachments of police were rushed to the
Refnso to Ohey Strike Order.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 8. -All the unUx
men employed on the Hotel Fairmont were
called off today by order of P. H. McCarthy,
president of the Building Tradus council.
Six hundred obeyed the order, but after
excited meetings had been held on the
street more than half of them returned to
work, declaring the order of McCarthy to
be tyrannical and unjust. The men will
take the matter up with their respective
unions. McCarthy's order grew out of his
controversy with tha Independent union of
electrical workers which waa formed here
some time ago In defiance of his orders.
May Day Strike la France.
PARIS, April t, -Speculation relative to
tho labur dumoutxatlons May J, with fore
casts of disturbances occupy a large space
In the newspapers today. The secretary
of the Federation of Labor, when inter -
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117 uTs.ayaprigjns va w vi nv wvauu aw CTjryift JU
France MB th-U dt. ni government's
preoautkioa to prevent disorders are com
plete and the officials believe that May day
will pass off peaceably.
Hamburg Strike Still On.
HAMBURG. April 6. The conflict be
tween the shipowners of this port and the
'lojkgshorenren has not yet been settled. A
total of 846 veaMsls are waiting here either
to be loaded or unloaded. One hundred
and forty of the Imported stevedores were
returned to England today. The total num
ber of the substitute stevedwrta la 4.U&
REVISED CHICAGO RETURNS
Desaor-rata Control Connell and Be
Elect Trenanrer All Other Offi
cers Are Republicans.
CHICAGO, April t The revised unofficial
returns of yesterday's election show that
Buasn, the republican candidate for mayor,
has been elected by a plurality ef 13,018
over Dunne. The republican city ticket
was elected with tho exception of Edward
C. Young, the candidate for city treasurer,
who was beaten by John E. Treager, demo
crat, by 7.9SJ votes. The city council will
be democratic by the same majority as ths
old council thirty-six democrats to thirty-
The following prospective appointments
have been announced by Mayor-elect Busse:
Comptroller, Walter H. Wilson: corpora
tion counsel, Milton J. Foreman, or EH ward
Brundage- commissioner of publlo works,
John J. Hanberg: chief of police, George
fihlppy or Hermann Bchuetler.
The traction ordinances recently passed
by the city council over the veto of Mayor
Dunne and which provide for the Immediate
rehabilitation of the street car systems
were carried by a vote of IfiS.840 to 132.730.
These ordinances were favored by the re
publicans and they declared In their plat
form that the best Interests of tho city
demanded their adoption. The democracy
Instated upon municipal ownership by pur
chase or condemnation of the street car
The fear that the condemnation opara
tlon might entsll many years of litiga
tion, during which time the city would be
compelled to put up with Its present mis
erable transportation facilities, was a
strong factor in bringing out a heavy vote
In favor of the ordinances. As the matter
now stands the street car companies are
compelled to pay the city 55 per cent of j
innr inuvinc, bi.uv.uir- me cny ml an
times access to their books. They are to
provide continuous passage from one por
tion of the city to another for a fare of 5
cents and to grant universal transfers.
The city Is to allow them a franchise for
twenty years, with the option of purchas
ing the system for $50,000,000 at any time
by giving notice six months In advance of
the date at which it proposes to take over
the properties. The cost of rehabilitating
the lines is to be added to the purchase
price of $50,000,000.
The election also added to the extent of
tho city by bringing in the suburb of Mor
gan Park, which will add about 800 to the
population providing the cltlsens of Morgan
Park approve of the annexation.
JURY FOR THE RUEF CASE
Five Talesmen Are Examined
Three Are Passed by Both
SAN FRANCISCO, April S. The trial of
Abraham Ruef for extortion was resumed
today before Superior JuJsc Dunne, . with
Talesman Angeleo Duberu under examina
tion by the defense. Attorney Ach ques
tioned Duberu minutely as to what he had
read In the newspapers regarding the graft
Investigation and the Indictment of Ruef.
Counsel for Ruef had In court many bound
flies and large bunches of local newspapers,
and It was their Intention to read aloud
sections of articles therefrom to test the
qualifications of each talesman. Judge
Dunne, Jiowever. sustained-. a spirit) ob
jection to this made by Special Prosecutor
Johnson. Nor was Ach allowed to spread
out the newspaper files In such a position
that the headlines would be read by the
talesman. He was required by the court
to resume his usual seat at the counsel
table and from there ask his questions.
The second challenge for cause to be
Interposed by the defense and the first to
be allowed, resulted in the setting aside
of Duberu. Replying to a question by the
court, Duberu said that he held the opinion
that Ruef waa guilty, but this opinion
could be removed by the evidence. At
torney Ach promptly challenged the tales
man and the challenge was allowed by
Examination of the next talesman. J. H.
Dumbreck, a retail merchant, then began.
Mr. Langdon's examination of Dumbreck
was brief and along lines already Indicated.
The examination by , Ach, however, was
still under way when recess was taken.
When court reconvened thla afternoon
the fourth talesman, William C'ohn, was
examined and excused on a challenge from
William D. Knight,' cashier of the John
Brucner company, furniture dealers, was
passed by both sides. He was the fifth
talesman to be Interrogated today and the
third to be passed.
BIG SHAKEUP IN NEW YORK
Court of Appeals Declares that Last
Legislative Appointment Is
ALBANY, N. Y., AprH S.-The entire
apportionment of legislative districts made
by the laat New York legislature Is over
thrown as unconstitutional by the court
of appeals In a decision handed down to
day. The court reverses ths Judgments of
the courts below, which had sustained the
The decision does not affect the person
nel nor Invalidate the acta of the present
legislature, but political relations and align
ments In every part of tne state made to
suit the new conditions have been thrown
Into confusion. Formerly Influential poli
ticians who were supposed to be killed po
Uttcally by laat year's apportionment re
turn to the field of Influence. Far seeing
politicians here say that It Is Impossible
to calculate the consequence of the decision
which they describe as a "political earth
quake." It Is generally believed here tonight that
the decision may prolong throughout May
and perhaps Into June the session of th
legislature because of the neoesslty of
enacting a new apportionment, the court
! hoiiing th" unless this is done the next
election for members of either house must
be held under the apportionment laid down
In the apportionment Of 1S95, which the
reapportionment act of 1906 waa Intended
CHINESE EDUCATOR COMING
Liang Hla Kwel Will Study Condi
tlons of Chinese Children
SAN FRANCISCO, April t-Proclama-tlons
were posted throughout Chinatown
yesterday stating that Liang Hlng Kwel, a
noted educational authority of China, had
been commissioned to come to this country
for the purpose of studying the educational
condition of ths Chinese children. The
proclamation was signed by the Chinese
minister at Washington.
The Chinese consul stated last night
that he had been notified from Washington
that the Imperial government at Peking
would send Liang Kwel to this country as
a minister to study ths status of the Chi
nese studeiila In the schools of the United
NEW OMAHA POLICE BOARD
fiebrrt Cowsll, John 1 Kennedy, W. If.
Qillar and E. a Fag Basted.
NEITHER OF THIM APPLICANTS FOR PLACE
Appointees Have Conference with the
Governor and Policy to Be Par
sned Is Decided t'pon at
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, April 8.-8pedal Telegram.)
Governor Sheldon this evening announced
the appointment of the Omaha Board of
Fire and Police Commissioners. As antici
pated the new board is composed of Robert
Cowell and John L. Kennedy, republicans,
and W. M Oilier and E. C Page, demo
crats. The governor made the announcement
this morning that he would make thesap
pointmenta during the day.
Governor Sheldon has had resignations
from the members of the old board In his
hands for several days. Dr. Miller sent In
his resignation In January. Colonel Thomas
sent his a little later and Captain Broatch
filed his last week. None of them were ac
cepted, however, until today. The terms of
office for which Commissioner Spratlen waa
named expired some time ago.
Many Candidates for Place,
Neither of the four appointee wns a
candidate for the place. There were, how
ever, a large number of applicants who
were active in pushing their claims upon
the governor. Tne appointments were
really decided on last week Tuesday, when
the governor announced he desired to name
an entire new Doara, tne way lor wnicn
opened by the expiration of the term
of Mr. Spratlen and the resignations of
Messrs. Thomas and Miller, which were
already In the hands of the governor. The
only obstacle was the lack of a resignation
from W. J. Broatch. Mr. Broatch had a
conference with the governor last week
and hla resignation waa forthcoming as a
result of thla The men whom Governor
Sheldon decided to appoint were called to
confer with him and the policy to be pur
aued by the new board waa discussed and
Robert Cowell, one of the republican
members, la managing partner of the firm
of Thomas Kllpatrlck & Co., has been
prominently Identified with the politics of
the city, and at the recent election waa
chosen one of the State Railway commis
sioners, but resigned because affairs so
shaped themselves he did not think he
could devote the time to the office neces
sary to do Justice to it.
John L. Kennedy, the other republican
member. Is a lawyer, and on March t
completed a term In the national congress
and la well known In the city and state.
W. M. Giller, one of the democratic mem
bers. Is a member of the legal firm of
Weaver St Giller, and Is prominent In legal
and Royal Arcanum circles.
B. C. Page, the other democ ratio member.
Is also a lawyer, a graduate of Cornell and
recently retired from the position of ex
alted ruler of the local lodge of Elks.
The State Board of Irrigation met this
afternoon and re-elected Adna Dobson, sec
retary, and H. Smith of Lexington and P.
T. Francis, division secretaries. The office
force will remain the same,' George W.
Bates, assistant, and Miss Gllmore, stenog
rapher. Thirty fusion members of the" legislature
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Bryan at a dinner and reception given to
night at Fairvlew. It was an informal
gathering, with no set speeches.
Governor Sheldon tonight signed H. R.
06, the state wide primary bill; S. F. 1S7,
by Epperson, the anti-bucket shop bill, and
the 8-cent mileage book bill by Knowles.
STICKNEY WRITES PRESIDENT
Head of Great Western Makes Some
Suggestions for Hallway
WASHINGTON, April 8. The president
has received communications from Presi
dent A. B. Stlckney of the Chicago Great
Western, James Speyer of the banking
firm of James Speyer & Co. of New York
and Frederick Whltrldge, a Nw York
lawyer, all of them bearing on the railroad
question. Mr. Stlckney made a number of
suggestions which he thought might be of
value to the president In the consideration
of any legislation he may desire to recom
mend to congress for the regulation of rail
ways. The president today replied to Mr. Btlck
ney'a letter and requested that he elabor
ate to some extent the points he had al
ready brought out.
Mr. Whitrldige has been Invited to come
here to confer with the president and is
expected here within the next few daya
CONFERENCE AT WHITE HOUSE
President and Advisors Dlsenss Bon
aparte's Plans for Enforcing
WASHINGTON, April 8. An Important
conference was held at the White House
this afternoon on the subject of trust
prosecutions now under way by the De
partment of Justloe. Those present In
cluded four members ot the cabinet,
Messrs. Root, Bonaparte, Garfield and
Cortelyou. The so-called Tobacco trust
waa one of the subjects discussed.
The discussion today was a general one,
without reference to any particular trust
or corporation, and no conclusions were
reached. Attorney General Bonaparte, it
Is said, Is outlining a program for action.
j He submitted his plans to the president
I and hla cabinet associates with the vlsw
', of receiving any suggestions aa to the best
methods to pursue when the administration
Is ready to resume the trust prosecutions.
POINTS FOR THE STANDARD
Three Hundred and Fifty of the 1,800
Coasts' In Indictment Are
CHICAGO, April $.-As the result of nine
teen motions for dismissal of counts in
the Indictments against the Standard Oil
Company of Indiana, charged with accept
ing illegal rates on shipments of oil. Judge
Landis today In the United States district
court ordered that 360 of the counts should
be stricken out. In most Instances where
the motions for dismissal were upheld, the
attorneys for the government admitted
that there had been either a mistake In
the Indictment or that there was some
thing lacking In the evidence. The govern
ment attorneys expressed but little con
cern at the dismissal of the K0 cou.'.U,
saying there are still 1.560 counts on which
tha Indictments can stand.
KENNIS0N IS FOUND GUILTY
Convicted of Marder In Second Teesree
of tan IX Cor, Jary We com in end
ing Extreme Penalty.
GERINO, Neb., April l-(Speclal Tele
gram.) At 8 o'clock tonight after being
out for seven hours the Jury In the Ken
nlson trial returned a verdict of guilty of
murder In the second degree, recommending
the extreme penalty.
The Inst of the testimony was Introduced
yesterday afternoon. All the evidence
tended to confirm the early reports of the
affair, the state really making a stronger
case than was supposed to be possible.
Kennlson went on the stand Tuesday
foreniwn, but In nowise strengthened his
chances, his only defense being that he
did not know whether he discharged the
revolver at the fatal shot or whether
Cox did It In hla struggle to obtain pos
session of It. His story was that he was
Indignant at Cox for his opposition to the
saloon license and that he called him from
the drug store to order his advertisement
from the Sentinel; to ask for a fill of
their account, and that Cox struck the
first blow. Kennlson testified that he did
not draw his gun until after Cox had In
flicted physical Injury and that he feared
Evidence, however, shows that Kennlson
had for several days made threatening re
marks and that when he started uptown he
took the revolver, which he was not in
the habit of carrying; ulso that he had
exhibited no concern after i had shot
Arguments of counsel were begun Friday
afternoon and the forenoon session today
was devoted to the summing up by Judge
Hamer for the defense and the final argu
ment for the state by Attorney Harrington.
The Interest In the trial from the begin
ning has been marked, but it has been
greatly Intensified during the last few days
of the case as the evidence became more
The whole matter has been an outgrowth
of the agitation for a saloon license at
Minatare and much of the argument has
been devoted , to that phase of the case.
It may be merely a coincidence, but every
village election held In Scott's Bluff county
yesterday resulted In the election of antl-
ilcense boards and there will not be a sa
loon next year In a single one of the four
Incorporated villages of the county.
Bentonce will be pronounced tomorrow.
W. T. STEADJN NEW YORK
British Publicist Discusses Program
of Conference nt The
NEW YORK, April S.-Wllllam T. Stead,
who has recently made a tour of the
European capitals In connection with the
coming conference at The Ilngue and who
comes here to attend the dedication of the
Carnegie institute at Pittsburg, reached
here today. Mr. Stead will attend the na
tional peace convention In this city April
16 and 17.
In speaking of The Hague assembly he
said America should carry one atep further
the principles which the American dele
gates Incorporated In the convention of
1899 the recommendation that usage In
duels should be extended to wars.
"Article vill of the convention, which con
tains this recommendation, kaa not been
acted upon, although the recommendations
were made unanimously," aald Mr. Stead.
"It recommends that when two powers
have a dispute which they are unable
to adjust by ordinary means of diplomacy
they should not resort to hostilities the
moment they suspend diplomatic Inter
course, but they should each call in a
special mediator, corresponding to a
second in a private duel, who shall have a
period not exceeding thirty days In which
to try and compose the dispute and avert
war. If It had been acted upon neither
the South African war nor the Russo-Japanese
war would have broken out when they
did. A pause of thirty days and a fresh
deal with the negotiators would give the
world absolute security against sudden out
breaks of war and place the delirium of
war fever under the control of the sober
common sense of the community."
OMAHA SHIPPERS COMPLAIN
Railroad ' Companies Are Charged
with Discriminating; In
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. April 8. (Special Tele
gram.) Claiming discrimination in the mat
ter of rates the Omaha Cooperage company
today filed complaints with the Interstate
Commerce commission against the Nash
ville, Chattanooga & St. Louis, Illinois
Central, Iron Mountain and Burlington rail
ways. The petition states the oomplalnant
does an extensive business throughout Ne
braska, Iowa, Missouri. Kansas and Illi
nois and buys Its raw material from Arkan
sas, Mississippi and Tennessee. It charges
the roads compel the payment of 24 cents
per hundred pounds for material shipped to
South Omaha while from the same point
to Keokuk, la, and Alexandria, Mo., they
charge only 19 cents per hundred, the dis
tances being practically the same. All
shipments are made through St. Louis.
Readjustment of the rates Is asked and
also $1,000 from each road as punitive dam
age. FATAL QUARRELjJN THE RANGE
Frank Ward, Prominent Sheepman of
Pnthunder, Killed by His
CASPER. Wyo.. April 8 (Special Tele
gram.) Frank Ward, a well known sheep
man near Pathfinder, In the southern part
of this county, was shot and killed today
j by his uncle, a man named Bennett. Ward
lived at the home of Bennett's son-in-law.
Emmet v ivlnn, and It Is said that the
trouble leading to the tragedy grew out of
Vivian's partiality toward Ward In the mat
ter of their live stock Interests. Particulars
of the killing are meager and It Is the be
lief here that the affair occurred Just across
the Natrona county line In Carbon county,
as officers here have not been notified.
EARTHQUAKES IN THE AZORES
Pante-Strlckeu People of Villa
Frnncn, Once Destroyed,
Flee from Town.
PONTA DEL GADA,
Michaels, A sores Islands,
; earthquake etiocks prevailed throughout
; this Island during the nlitht. The worst dls
! turbance occurred at Villa Franca, where
; the panic-stricken people fled to ths out
skirts of the town.
The wealthiest Inhabitants are leaving
Villa Franca, the anc-lent capital of St.
Michaels, which was twice previously de-
' stroyed by volcanic eruptions, being prac
tically swallowed up by an eruption of mud
END AT NOON TODAY
Lecjslitiv. Peiiion fixed to Officially
Clone at that He nr.
WORK LIKELY TO CONTINUE UNTIL FRIDAY
Many Bills ire Now Fourin Into tbi
GIBSON BREWERY BILL PASS1 S THE HOUSE
sfeasnra to Frtvent Brwri from Owiiaf
Ealoosa ctnt to Governor.
PURE FOOD CONFEREES REACH REPORT
Agreement on Amendments Comes
After Some Concessions and
Measure Goes Down for
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. April $. 8peeclol.) The thir
tieth session of the Nebraska legislature
will adjourn at 12 o'clock noon tomorrow.
That is, the final adjournment 1 set for
that hour, but It Will be some time Friday
before the work of the session is ended and
the members begin to leave town. To date
the governor has signed eighty bills and
has forty now In his possession for con
sideration, among them being the primary
bill and the Aldrtch maximum freight rata
bill. By fixing the final dste of adjourn
ment for noon tomorrow the legislature
will be compelled to kill off a number of
measures of more or less Importance, but
the only bills now pending which require
much consideration are the appropriation
bills and a conference committee will havn
to be appointed to agree on these. Enough
bills are now pending to keep the members
busy another week, but none of them la
of vital Importance. Every party platform
pledge has reached the governor with ths
exception of the pure food bill and both
house and senate have adopted the confer
ence committee report on this and many
more bills of equal Importance with th
platform pledges, have been passed. Be
ginning tomorrow afternoon It will be a
case of waiting for the enrolling clerk to
get bills In shape for the governor and
likely very few bills will be passed after
tho' clock has been stopped Just before tha
hour hand reaches 12.
Two Important Measures.
Anong the measures which passed ths
house todny were S. F. 76, the bill by Gib
son to prevent brewers from "having an In
terest In the retail liquor business or In
any bullllng In which a saloon Is located;
S. F. 818 and S. F. 119 bv Sackett. tha
former Increases the salary of sheriffs In
Douglas county to $4,000, and the former
provides the contract for feeding the pris
oners In the Douglas county Jail shall be
let to the lowest bidder. This, however,
does not go Into effect .until next January,
alter another county election has been
Pure Food Rill Passed.
Both the senate and the house this after- '
noon adopted the report of the conference
committee on the amendments to the pure
rooa bill without serious opposition, tha
expected fight over the measure not ma
terializing. The conference committee
amended section 8, over which the big fight
occurred, to make it practically the same
as It was when the bill left the senate. It
requires the names of Ingredients, but not
the quantities, to be placed on bottles, and
requires the quantity to be placed on all
bottled liquor except such as Is used for
The objectionable provision eliminating
meat products bearing the government
stamp from Inspection under the law waa
cut out of the bill on demand of the senate
members of the committee.
Vote on Brewer Bill.
The passage of the Gibson anti-brewer
bill waa stubbornly fought, not only by
members of .the house delegation from
Douglas county, but. by a powerful lobby,
but the sentiment always 'favored the bill,
and except late last night there has never
been a question of Its final approval by
the legislature. The final vote was 87 for
the bill and 21 against It. After Gibson
Introduced the measure such a protest
came up from South Omaha that he never
pushed It, but it was forced ahead by
other members of the senate, and when It
came to the house the same element which
helped it through the senate worked It
through the house. The vote on tha b!l'
was as follows:
Adams, Graff, Murphy,
Airierson, Green, Neff,
Armstrong, Grelg, Nuyes,
Richard so a,
Brown, E. W., Jarilmon,
Brown, E. P., Johnson,
8 1 alder,
Cone In Error Agnln.
The house was again treated to a shoot
off by Cone of Suunders, who, as usual,
missed his mark and reaped the reward of
hla action In a severe call down by 8peaker
Nettleton. S. F. 439. providing the gov
ernbr shall appoint the commandant at
the Mllford Soldiers' home, was under dis
cussion, when Cone offered an amendment
providing that the soldiers should wear
WiO yards of braid not less than one and
a half Inches thick and buttons the slse
of an ordinary saucer and not smaller
than the button worn by the end men In a
"I would ask the gentleman from Saun
ders to explain to this house why he
offers an Insult to tha old soldiers of thla
state," said Speaker Nettleton, without
trying to hide hla disgust and anger.
"I move the adoption of the amendment."
answered Cone, without paying any atten
tion to wl'.at the Sx-aker had said.
"The veterans of the civil war are not
In the habit of being insulted In thla man
ner, and neither Is our commander-in-chief.
The motion will not be put," said,
tho speaker, with considerable wurmth.
A few moments later Cone secured recog
nition and told the speaker he had in
mind another bill, relating to the governor's
staff, and that he had no intention to tssult
the old soldiers, and be was for the biTl
under consideration. Hs left his amend
ments with the clerk to be tacked
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