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THE OMAHA DEE
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 43.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOIIXIXO, Al'KIt, 14, 1007 SIX St'XTIOXS-FORTY PACKS.
sixhlk copy rivn n:Ts.
COLONIES TO CONFER
m serial Conferenc U to Opin Monday
with Many Que t oei to For.
TRADE AND DEFENSE IMPORTANT ISSUES
: realtors f Colonist An Fst United on
Flani for DTflopaiii
LIFE INSURANCE IN ' UNITED KINGDOM
Oyer Tire EiClon Dillare of Biiii Art
How in Torce.
CHANGES TO BE MACE IN NAVAL BASES
Complete Reorganisation of Defenses
of Rait Coast of Great Britain
la Undertaken and Saw
LONDC I. April II (Special ) One of the
most valuable results of the colonial confer
ence which begins on April 15 will be the
education It will rupply to the British
public on Imperial questions.
. Problems affecting; the relatione between
the motherland and her colonies are to be
dealt with' by men who have been trained
Jn the bard schools of practical experience;.
Every aide of every question will be dis
cussed and upon flees! arrangements and
the subject of Imperial defense, for In
ntnnce, highly interesting speeches will
delivered, speeches the more Interesting on
account of the orpoelte views taken by re
For Instance, upon certain Important
questions Rlr Joseph Ward, premier of New
Zealand, and Mr. Denkln, the common
wealth premier, are avowedly divided.
Henco the debates upon tbese particular
topics are looked forward to with an In
terest seldom found In everyday politics.
On the subject of an Imperial navy, for
Instance, there Is a wide difference of opin
ion. The representatives of certain de
pendencies will urge that the colonies
should contribute to the cost of maintain
ing a powerful navy for the defence of
Great In-ltaln and Its possessions, and that
colonials should be encouraged to Join the
navy. On the other hand, some ministers
will hold that the adoption of such pioposl
tlons, Insofar as finance Is concerned, would
not be to the best Interests of the empire
or the colonies.
Arrangements are ' now practically com
plete for the conference. O. W. Johnson
of Vhe colonial office will act as Joint secre
tary with H. W. Just, and W. A. Robln
ton will be assistant secretary.
The delegates will be wslcomed by the
art of Elgin on behalf of the government
and In all pfobablllty there will be an In
formal reception, when the Tlsltors will be
Introduced to the ministers of the mother
land. During their stay In England all
of the premiers will have suites at the
Numerous banquets have been organised
In their honor. Boon after their arrival
they win be entertained at luncheon by the
ity corporation.- They- wlU also be the
guests of the London Chamber of Com
merce, the Pilgrims' club, tho Goldsmiths"
company, the 1900 club and the National
IJberal club, whlls tha Mercers' company
will give s luncheon to which many dis
tinguished men will be invited to meet the
Ule Inanrasee la Britain.
few years ago Labouchere, In London
Truth, figured out that If the growth of
life Insurance In the United Kingdom was
allowed to continue unchecked It wouid
be less than a quarter of a century before
the life Insurance companies owned In fee
simple all of the real estate, and every
vested Interest In Great Britain and Ire
land. According to reports Just issued It
would appear that there are H.Ml.MO peo
ple whose llvss are Insured In the United
Kingdom, and the total value of the poll
oles In force amounts to the enormous total
of over 6.000,000.000
The ninety-five companies which carry on
life Insurance business here have assets of
more than O.00,000 value and receive In
premiums nearly IIK.OOO.OOO a year. The
most remarkable fact Is the large, propor
tion of the Insurance la foree which have
been undertaken by the eighteen companies
doing industrial business. The figures are
as follows: Ordinary Insurance. t,W7.lS
persons, amounting Xo $3,780,000,000; Indus
trial insurance. S&.M4,046 persons, amount
Ing to $1. 250,000,000. The significance of this
fact la seen when it la pointed Vt that the
total premiums are divided between the
two classes of Insurance, as follows: Or
dinary, $126,000,000; industrial, $60,000,000.
From these fig-urea it la deduced that,
taking an average, the Insurers In Indus
trial oonipenlea most of whom are working
people, pay premiums of about $6 for every
106 Insured, while those who have their
policies In the ordinary companies obtain
an Insurance value of $160 for every $6 pre
mium. Change la Naval Basea.
VI any changes are to be made within the
llfxl year Id conuectton with the naval
basea and dockyards.
A complete reorganisation of the defenses
of the east coast will be undertaken, and
a base will be established midway between
Dover and Rosyth on the Lincolnshire
coast, probably In the H umber. A float
log dock capable of taking a Dreadnaught.
a torpedo dock and a coaling station will
Devonport Is to be the great naval cen
ter of the future, and Portsmouth will be
the headquarters for ceremonlaJa aa of
yore. Pembroke may be further reduced
and greater attention will be paid to Rere
havea. where the Atlantle fleet will In tha
future be baaed. Si. Helena's future Is
still under consideration.
Sooner or later the nation will have to
fare the question of serious financial em
barrassment of Ms older universities. Only
a month ago was published an appeal from
the duke c Devonshire en behalf of Cam
bridge university. The duke stated that
tn all a capital sum of nearly $7,50000,
apart from any question of a pension fund,
was required for Immediate educational
nurpoeee. ?,ow Crttori university Is con
templating a similar appeal. While some
of the colleges sre rich, the university te
notoriously poor. It hss hard work to
make both ends meet and thtnra are going
'on from bad to worse. And unfortunately
Orest Britain has no John D. Rockefe'ler
or Andrew Ca'neg'e to come to the rescue
.? Ve-her education every time there ts a
Ramer Caeajatar Archblakan.
HOME, April la-It la reported that either
Bishop Carroll of Helena, Mont., or Bishop
Keine of Cheyenne. Wyo., will be appointed
coadjutor archbishop of Saa Francisco, a
poet left vacant by the death af Arch
b la boa Montgomery
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Souday, April 14, IfXIT.
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FORECAST FOR N KIlKASK A Fair and
warmer "u ml iy Murnlj) peem-eil. clo udy.
fi'iih A.l IVn i' A-l-air, sligntly
wanner hi.nday. Monday fair and warmer.
itmi'iTttUie t ui., Him y i-sltM uuy :
Hour. Leg. Hour. Leg
n a. m .it 1 p. ic. 37
a. m 23 2 p m 37
' a. ' i .3 3 p. in SSI
8 a. m 24 4 p in 4
& a. in 2,' 6 p. in 41
1" a,, in & 6 p. m W
11 a. in z'i 7 p. m it
12 in a
Belle Fourclie Caitle Growers' associa
tion, organized to push the plun uf local
lnapecilou, holds annual meeting, bheep
men meet and organize at Belle Fuurulie.
I, rage 3
letter Duy baiiun at lamonl authorize
Daughters of Zlon to work with the bish
opric toward the establishment of an
orphanage. (Secret societies are under dis
cussion. Z Fage 1
E. H. Harrlman presses suit against
Stenographer Hill, who sold letter written
to Sidney Webster. Z Vage 9
Standard OH Company of Indiana Is
found guilty of accepting rebates on
1,463 cars of oil. The maximum penalty
is a fine of nearly $30,000,000. Z Page 1
Fedeial grand Jury at Mobile Indicts a
number of capitalists of New Orleans and
other cities on charge of conspiracy to
violate anti-lottery laws. I Page 9
Attorney for Harry K. Thaw announces
that he will make an application for ball.
Z rage 9
W. J. Bryan is to deliver three Informal
addresses and one lecture in Washington
today. Z rage 1
Owing to changes In city charter ex
tending the municipal year but not tha
saloon licenses, Lincoln Is to be dry for a
month. Present state boards Institute re
forms In letting contracts for state sup
plies and also shut off deficiencies In state
Institutions. z, rage 3
Premiers of all British colonies are
gathering at London for an Imperial con
ference, z rage 1
Archlblshop Ireland will not be made
cardinal because of an Incident occurring
during administration of President Mc
Klnley. I rag 1
Bevent hannual championship contest
of Transmlsslsalppi Golf association to
be held on the Rock Island arsenal links
July IT to 10. T rage 1
Western league playing schedule.
T rage a
Gossip among the college athletes.
Use of automobiles Increasing rabidly
In Omaha. T Tags 3
Indications point to a prosperous and
Interesting season among the local ama
teur base ball teams. . . T Page 4
Michigan untverstty Is expelled from
the "Big Nine" for refusal to obey new
rulee governing foot ball. T Page 1
William Bcully, absent from Omaha
eight years and believed to be dead, re
ports from New Orleans, where he Is sick
and needy. Z, rage 4
Irving D. Hull testified in land fraud
cases, telling of deal between defendants
and old soldiers whereby latter were to
make entry to land. Z, rage 1
In the Magazine Section of this num
ber will be found a brief biography of
Mrs. Virginia C. Van Norstrand, one of the
earliest of brides to come to Omaha; Rob
ert Weldensall's letter on France; Van
adium In Steel Making; Work of the Re
clamation Service; Progress In the Field
of Electricity; Gossip of Plays and Play
ers; Musical Note and Comment.
In the Home Section of this number
will he found Buster Brown; The Busy
Bees' Own Page; Carpenter tn the Desert;
Stories of Prominent People; Building a
Cantilever Bridge; Fashions In Belts and
Buckles; Women aa Followers of Sport;
Bill Bunk. Bis Pages
BUTLsnro aits bxax. ibtatb.
Omaha builders and contractors are ex
periencing one of their busiest seasons.
Each reports great activity in his line..
This Is especially true of the smaller
work and house fittings. ZZ, rage a
Real estate dealers And their time en
tirely occupied by customers and report
many sales of Omaha property at steadily
advancing prices. The sales for homes
are especially numerous. ZX, rage T
Two syndicates of Omaha men buy im
proved town lots for Investment.
coBmmozAZi aits zb-dvitbiax.
Condition of Omaha's trade. TZ rage
Stocks and bonds. , TZ rage 6
Grain markets. TZ rage 7
Live stock markets. TZ Page 7
List of Laws
Passed by the Nebraska Leg-rsUtura
at its lata session,
has been published In
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YERKES RESIGNS HIS OFFICE
romsatsslaaev af Internal Reveaua
Qalts Government Service to
Eater Law Practice.
WASHINGTON. April 13. John W
Terkea, commissioner of Internal revenue,
has resigned and his resignation hss ten
accepted by the president, lie leaves ths
srvlc to enter the practice ot law
NO YANKEE CARDINAL
Itw ,5fN 1 Circes Syirra'h:n w th
.4 of Arcbbi'hop inland.
vv rNE AFFAIR 13 RESPONSIBLF.
?okj of hi Vaticfi Waa Outline i Dar ne
Adm nietra on of I cELinley.
Roma OorretpondeLt of Faria Kewspaper
Makes Soma .oterattita: .tatemeot:.
ATTITUDE OF SPANi HjS TOWARD FRENCH
Pope Alleged to Have Pone All
Possible to Treeerve Peace at
lime President Called
ROME, April 13.-(Speclal.) The greatest
sympathy Is manifested In high clerical
circles here with the position of Arch
bishop Ireland In connection with the dis
cussion which has arisen as to his chances
for being created a cardinal. It Is said
that It may be taken for granted that no
new American cardinal will be created dur
ing the lifetime of Cardin.il Olbbi.ns. This
policy was decided on not as a result of
the entanglement of Prestient Roosevelt in
the Bellamy Htorer Incident, but as the re
sult of a Philippine controversy dating
back to the days of President McKinley.
The Rome correspondent of the Kcho de
Tsrls has Just made public an interesting
story which Is attracting more attention
In Roman clerical circles thsn most report
of this character, and It Is accord. ngly
given for wlrat It is worth as a matter of
An Itsllan political personage, convers
ing with the correspondent, observed that
the Clemenceau ministry was playln? a
game as easy as It was Iniquitous aga!nt
the Vatic i, not only because the Vatican
possesses no material force, but likewise
because the French government counts on
the traditional prudence and patience of
the Holy See, which would In all human
probability not seek t vindicate Itself In
a double aeries of publications, but which,
If It would stoop to conquer, could give out
many statements which would prove ex
The first series would consist In all the
efforts made before the rupture of the
concordat by the French government to
the Holy See to use effectively the Influence
of the Holy See with other governments
for the furtherance of French Interests.
And In reply to a French Journal, which
asserted that during the Journey of King
Alfonso XIII to Paris there csme to the
Vatican many protests from Spanish Cath
olics communicated by the Holy Bee to the
government at Madrid, after having an
nounced their reception to the authors of
these protests, the same correspondent at
Rome of the Echo de Peris says that he
has taken Information from well Informed
sources and ths he Is certain of the fol
Hi Pr., r-- on Alfoasa.
No protests, suAi as described, came to
the Holy Bee, hence that statement and
Its consequences are alike false. There was
no pressure, direct or Indirect, brought by
the Holy See to bear on King Alfonso re
garding his Journey to Paris; but there
was a series of protests sent to Rome by
Spanish Catholics on the occasion of the
visit which President Loubet made to
Madrid after he had been to Rome, and
had not seen the pope. Not only did the
pope not communicate with the Spanish
government concerning these protests, but
he did not even respond to them. This
shows that not only has the Holy See not
Interfered with the Spanish visit to Paris
in any way. but the pope did not even
concern himself with the visit of Presi
dent Loubet to Madrid. It Is claimed that
his attitude towards both nations could not
have been more correct than It was. And
the Spanish Jcurnal "Epoca." denies the
asserted Interference In the question of
King Alfonso's excursion to Paris, and
asserts the cordial sentiments of the Vati
can towards Spain.
The second series, according to the cor
respondent, would regard the time of the
rupture and after the rupture of rela
tions, and consists In all the attempts,
direct and indirect, of the French govern
ment with other powers to create In the
respective nations some trouble for the
French Influence la Spain.
For example, since the ministerial Jour
nals speak of a fantastlo attempt of the
Vatican regarding the king of Spain, It
would be curious to know what la known
in the Vatican concerning the real efforts
msde or reused to be made by the French
government to Influence the late Liberal
Spanish ministers In order that they might
urge forward the sntl-clerical program. "I
think." said the Italian politician, "that
the Vatican does not entirely ignore the
fact that the French government has so
Impressed these ministers with the mirage
of French support to the Spanish aspira
tions regarding Morocco and other argu
ments that the Spanish ministry did not
dare to accept tha efffer of charging Itself
with the task of taking over the papers
of the Parts nunciature an offer which
honors the government which accepted It
as the Austrian government thoroughly
"I do not speak," finally Said the poli
tician, "of the multiform propaganda po
litically anti-clerical inspired In Italy by
Paris, as well ss the notorious episode of
the king of Greece, as well as the direc
tion of Italian ecclesiastical policy. Ths
list might be continued further still."
EMPEROR FEARS CRITICISM
Would I. Ike to See America, but Pres
ident Roosevelt Might Plnd
BERLIN, April II. (Special.) Ths Ber
liner Zeltung Is authority for the state
ment that when the emperor went to the
American embassy to dine the other even
ing he took with him not only a bouquet
and two photographs of himself In the
costume of th time of Frederick the Great
for Mrs. Tower, but also toys for the
children cf the ambassador.
I As he was leaving, replying In English to
; a remark of one of the American guests.
he said. "Oh. yes. I should very much like
to visit the I'nlted 8tttes, not as emperor,
but as a private gentlemen, and not for
a fortnight as Is th fashion with globe
trotters, but for at lent three months.
! But who would represent me In the mean
' time, and what would my colleague. Presi
dent Roosevelt, think of me if I were to
give the lie to his theory of hard work
i and little play 7
STRICT LAW ENFORCEMENT
Action of Berlin (ifflrlnl tar Cnnae
Chance In Inn limrrnlnf
PF.RLtN, April 13 . tFpe.Mal.i-Accor.iliK
to the l.okiilHnsciKcr the authority wli'p't
In 7nminy con c-spomls to the KnKlNri
puMI" pmseciKii. Ikis (hK n a step whicn
ill introduce n elenunt nf bitterness Into
party polling here. I'onm.ittre rooms In
tlie HeichstHff building nr. placed nt the
disposal of th. various factions, and It has
been customary for tlmxe npirtincnts to
he usi d for laity inc. tints at which others
than dcpntirs viore pu sent. Some days
ago the socialists in'lm.'it. 1 to the director
of the KeichstHR tout it wi.s their desire
to re. elve a few friends In their committee
room, and In accordance with precedent
the ne-essary permission was granted. It
afterwards leaked out that the reception
was In real fy a conference of socialist
deputies with fifty editors of party papers
for the pu-pose of considering a change In
Journalistic tactile In view of the resjlts
of the election. Although the meeting was
orderly, according to the prosecution, Phis
assembly was a political meeting, and
therefore. In harmony with the Prussian
law. should pieviously have been announced
to the police and should have been attended
hy an otlicer of the force. If this view
Is correct the participants are liable to a
fine of not moie than $j0 and Imprisonment
of from e ight weeks to six weeks drration.
The director of the Reichstag would also
be liable to a similar fine and Imprisonment
If he knew the purpose for which the room
was to be used.
It Is a little mid that the present agitation
should be niis(d at a moment a hen all
parties seem lo have agreed that some
thing should he done to Improve the meet
ings law, which ut rresent goes so far as
to forbid the presence of women at political
German Naturalist Studies Blacks of
Tropics, Finding; Them of
1 MELBOURNE. April 13.-(Speclal.)-Dr.
KLi&tsch, professor of human anatomy at
Heidelberg university, recently gave to an
Adelaide audience the result of his re
searches In the Inst three years amongst
the blacks of trcplcal Australia, who still
present a good many problems to the scien
In lHol the Queensland government placed
! at the dlHpcsal of Dr. Klaatsch a small
sailing vessel In which to make a trip to
the coasts, rivers and Islands of the Gulf
of C'arientarliu Tho most Important fact
noted was a confirmation cf the view that
, the Australian blacks must be considered
a relic of primitive mankind. Dr. Klaatsch
said he agreed with Dr. Howltt's view
that the presence of the aborigines In Aus
tralia could only be explained by the theory
of a former land connection. He was In
clined to accept the view of the existence
In prehistoric ages cf a central point be
tween Asia and Australia, from which In
one direction had been distributed the
Asiatic races, and In another direction the
Australian blacks. He and Mr. Rlchter
' of the Mapoon mission station explored the
I bush country where no white . roan had
j ever been before and gained the oonfWenee
of the blacks by a successful operation
on the breast of one of the natives. , the
breast being Inflamed and requiring lancing.
On a subsequent trip the visitors entered
the Broome district of northwestern Aua
tralla, where he found that the blacks have
neither boats nor fishing Implements, all
the fish they caught being killed with the
! WOMAN'S NAViE A MYSTERY
."Miss Smith of America" la Not
Identified at Place She
I Ended Life.
i LONDON. April 13. (Special.) All efforts
to determine the identity of "Miss Smith
of America," have up to the present time
proved useless and unavailing.
The body was found at sea at Tenby a
few days ago. The young woman In ques
tion orrlved ln Tenby on Friday evening
and went to the Tudor hotel, where she
. registered as "Miss Smith of America."
She was well dressed and told the landlady
thot she Intended to leave for London and
thence for Irdand Monday night. She
went out Saturday afternoon, having sent
word that she win going to one of the vll-
. lage churches, but never returned.
A farm boy who was working on the cliffs
at Waterwynch. about half a mile from
: Tenby, heard groans and looking seaward
j saw the body of a woman floating out to
He raised an alarm and a boat put out
for Tenby and secured the body, which was
that of the missing visitor to the Tudor
No marks were found on the clothing
. whl"h will help ln the Identification of the
body, and It Is believed that the name en
I tered In the hotel register Is fictitious.
FRANCE FIGHTS DRUNKENNESS
Premier Issues rircnlar to Prefects.
Telllna- Them to Vlsnrously
PARIS, April 13. (Special.) M. Clemen
ceau has Issued a circular to the prefects
of the dlffe ent departments giving them
formal Instructions for combatting drunk
enness, in the course of which he says:
"The abuse of spirituous liquors which
Is attracting Increased attention on the
part of the public cannot leave the govern
ment Indifferent. In agreement with the
antl-aleohollc groups of the Senate and
the Chamber of Deputies they hold that,
awaiting the votli g of new measures, it
behooves them at least to prescribe the
rigotous application of existing laws, which
place at their disposal certain means for
repressing drunkenness and for reducing
the numlier of drinking places."
BOTHA RECEIVES OVATION
Former Boer Leader. Mow Premier of
Colony, la Greeted with
I.ONDON. April 13 General Botha, pre
mier of the Transvaal colony, arlrved he-a
today to attend Ue conference nf colonial
premiers The reception accorded the g.n
e al both at Southampton and In London
' was remarkably hearty.
Great ciowds cheered him wherever he
appeared. At Southampton he was offl
cl; Uy welcomed by the mayor and cor
lorntion of tha city and in reply to the
address General Brtha humorously referred
U the occasion when on the battlefield he
. ! ad been su rounded by Englishmen
against Ms will. He added that he was
thankful he new was In a position to al ow
; nii.me-.r i.t ne s.irrnunded by any number
I of Englishmen without fear of the couse
HULL TELLS STORY
Witneei in Laad Cats Explains F.an for
Gstt.cr ?o!d;er ts fiis.
X liUMDRED DOLL R iTIPULATEl LIMIT
h i Amount Reooi.i ud as Vain of
Sect on of Gru nt Land.
MONEY DIViDLD IMo TWO EQUAL PARTS
Half Paid for Stcnrmg of Intryrtan, Eit
Went or laad,
CuMSTOCK NAMlD so CHILF BENEFICIARY
Former Defendant and Dla; nanch
Owner lteeoHiilied ae Man Who
Stood Behind General
Possibly the most Interesting testimony
yet brcught cut In the present land trial
In which Thomaa M. Huntington. Fred
Hoyt and Ami H. Todd are the principal
uciciioanis was mat of Irving l. hum, who 's w.-us. conscruci lanss ana reservoirs . court, on the chit rati ot. having received
was on the staad nearly the entire fore- In the North Platte national forest reserve ,, ebates from the Chicago & Alton railroad
noon of Saturday. It was develo;d dur- , tor the purpose of watering cattle grazing I hlpments of oil from lilting, Ind., to
ing Hull s evidence that the sum of $'.'0 on thla reserve under a grazing permit. j K.aM t. Iouls, III., was found guilty' to
hnd b.,n fixed as the flat figure of the! Applications approved to convert state j nlKht on j 4,t culin',a out of tlle ori(tnttj
valuation of a full section cf latwi In the t banks Into national banks: Iowa Valley j 1H,0 ln t,,e lutl (nicnl The remaining 440
grazing country of Sheridan and Cherry State bank. liclmond. Ia.. Into the First ,.,. wpr ,,,., 'from Ue ,Ildu.ln)eil,
counties, and the big cattle men were will- , National bank of Belmond, capital H0.CW0; j on Rccount 0f el ,,,,,. if t,e verdict Is
i riHT to invest mar amount or money in eacn
section to which they could acquire title,
The money was divided Into two bunches of
?.) each. The first $300 was to pay for
Vn . . I . . 1 k I . e I n tr.m
ou.m.b u. cue.,..,.... e.,v..
and expenses, and the leases they would
make for grazing purposes to the cattle- Charlea T. Evans currier, reinstated, no
men during the time required for them to ; substitute. South l)akotn-.Howard, route
make final proof and for commissions to j 4, Guy 11. Jones carrier, John H. Jones
tha ngents securing the entrymen. The , eubstltute; Wesslngton, route 1, Benjamin
remaining $300 was to be paid for the full ! F. Graham carrier, Albert R. McCurl sub
section claims If the entrymen wanted to I stltute.
sell after making final procf. the prefer
ence to buy being promised to the cattle
and ranch men putting up the first $300
The evidence of Hull showed that there
was a very general understanding among
all the old soldiers, who had made the fil
ings that they could make $3") out of the
proposition on final prccf. The government
attorneys brought out the admission from
Hull that he had been solicited by Hunt
ington to secure old soldiers to mK nt-
Ings In the grazing country ana tnat gooci
n' ney was to be made out of It, and that
the ranch owrod ln part by W. G. Com-
stock would be the direct beneficiary of
these filings unci entries, ana eeuuu in ,
of the general proposition.
The first witness examined Saturday
morning was A. M. Clark of Logan. Ia.
.--..-.. -io.,i. the nreeedlns-
' . .
witnesses oi rriuay ir.ii.nr.
the further testimony that: "Hull told u
that we could set 160 a yer letse money
for the land and $300 for It when we proved
ud If we wanted to sell it, or we could
' ..... . . .
continue to lease It to tha cattle men
Holl Tells Details.
Irvine D Hull of Woodbine, la..
. i I- tw.tV, th
hM nguren so '"-" ' ' " " . " ,
or sent and previous trial was ths principal
witness, ne eaia. j
"I am a farmer ny occupation ana a
soldier of the war or the rebellion,
served In an Iowa regiment for three years.
I have kpown Thomas M. Huntington ir
about three years, being introduced to him
" .... .. .
by my brother, James huh, wno is a
t-snehmon near Gordon. I first saw
"on to talk to h.m at Norfolk.
Neb., a little while before the Klnkald act
went Into effect. I met him on the plat
form at the -depot, and we afterwards
I " ..- ..,;-..' n taiue for
about an hour. We talked on homestead-
Ing matters, and he asked me If I would
not turn around and go back to Woodbine
He said he wanted as many as he could
get Just as quicg as tne law went ineo
effect on June 28, 1904.
"He said that the expenses of the old
soldiers making the filings would be paid.
including filing fees and transportation
out or ine in. .i.e.. -, - m-.
thot they would only be expected to visit
the land every six months. The soldiers
who hod the longest service ln the army
were preterrea. ne ssia, i aiso, en men
who leased the land would pay the entry-
man $300 for the land after he had proven
e, ..ii, ..ure. ittary i. uourae or wounded his nephew. Geoige Hoffman, with
Dtvldlna- the Money. j Brooklyn. N. Y.. suffered severe injuries. I whom ho had lived. Mrs. Hoffman and Ar-
"Bomethlng was said about Mr. Com- Helen C. McMany. a sister of Mrs. Rourke. I thur Goubelman, a nephew of the Hoff
stock being one of the parties with whom waa seated with the driver, who pitched ! muns. Mattheson had been ill for some
the arrangements could be mode. The her on the tender of the engine and she ; time and had been cared for at his
ranchmen, he ssid, would be willing to escaped unhurt. I.eeter Lukens. the chauf- i nephew s home in the Bronx He Is now
pey $300 for the lands during the time of feur. and Charles Andersop. the lec- ! convalest ent after a severe attack of pneu
flllng and final proof, and that out of this turer of the car; R. E. Wallace, engineer I monla and when Mr.. Hoffman entered his
$300 all the expenses were to be paid. In- r-f the train; W. B. Jackson, rolcred Are-, room today aild foun(1 .,,, ly(nB ,
eluding ths $60 per year grass lease, and man. and George Hubert, the crossing 'scantily clothed and with the damp air
tnot tne oaianc. ui ivu a. lo so to ine
parties securing the entrymen as their
oommlslon. My compensation was to come
out of the $100. part of which wa. to go
to Huntington and part to my brother
James, and I was to be paid out of what
my brother got for his share. Huntington
told me that as I was an old soldier my-
self I could do better than my brother
James, who was not a soldier, by soliciting
nM comrades to make the fll!n-a In mv
talk with Huntington he said that he had
driven out from Gordon some fortv or
fifty miles to see Comstock, and at first
Comstock said he didn't think that he
wanted any filings, but when Huntington
... . . ...
mentionea tne oia sniaiers to him Com-
stock became Interested Huntington told '
me that he could place .11 the filing, of '
old soldiers that I could get and that we
could make money out of It."
Hnw He Worked It.
The wltnesa then went on to tell that
he accepted the proposition of Huntington
and went back to Woodbine, where he se
cured seventeen old soldiers to make filings
on these conditions, and that the leases all
ran to Huntington. He personally pnld
the expenses of the entrymen from Wo ,d-
t.ine to Gordon nd return, but he d:d not!
pay any of the filing fees or hotel and
livery expenses at Gordon. He did nut
know who paid these expenses. He was
reimbursed about a week afterwards for
the money that he had expended for trans
portation for the entrymen, and hi coin-
mlastnn bes.aes. i nis money was sent to !
him by his brother. Janes Hull st Gor- I
don. ATter mis tne witness snt other
soldier entrymen to Oornon on the sune
terms and had sent sbout forty men lu all
from different parts of I to make
filings. He stated further that in each of
the declaratory atatements made out by
him for the old soldiers that Thomas M
Huntington waa Invariably designated as
the locating aent.
4 orreapundrnre iioem In.
The remainder of Hull's testimony related
to certain correspondence between Hunt-
(Cur.UOued on Second Page.;
BRYAN TO HAVE BUSY SUNDAY
Deception. Delivers Two Addrraaea In
the Unr Time and One In
(FVcm n FtafT Correspondent
WASHINGTON. April 13 -i fpec'il T-de-grnin
)-W. J. Bryan will hnv. a busy d.ty
In Washington tomorrow. A reception
committee of o,-tm rrlends will meet
him on his arrival In the morning from
New Vnik. After bieikfnrt he will rtddrvss
the Biindiy school of the Fust Presbyterian
church. In the afternoon he will deliver
a lecture at the National theater and lit
the evening will spok on Lincoln" under
the auspices and for the benefit of the
Washington encampment of the Union
W. E. Andrews of Hastings, auditor of
the Treasury department, has accepted an
Invitation to address the Sunday school
convention of the Baptist faith at Char
lotte. N. C, on April 21. and on May 23 will
address the North Carolina Bankers' as
sociation at Durham.
Charles 8. Miller of Seattle, formerly of
Fairmont. Neb., Is In Washington with his
wife, son and daughter, en route to New
York, from which port they will sail on
1 th"' Ceelrle on April 19 for an extended
! European tour.
W. A. I"axton, Jr.. of Keystone. Neb., was
today granted a permit to erect windmills.
j ruuiax mace nana oi rniriax. . L'.t into
i the First National bank of Fulrfax, capital
I Rural carriers appointed: Iowa Florin,
n.liln t II' 1 , T 1 1 I ..
. ln --
stated, no substitute: Grlnnell. route 5,
Samuel A. Spratt has been appointed
postmaster at Bath, Brown county, South
Dakota,' vice F. Morgan, tesigned.
SAINTS PLAN AN ORPHANAGE
Discussion of Secret Societies Is
Begun and Goes Over aa Special
Order for Monday.
i LAMON, la., April 13. (Special Tele
Kram.)Elder Hiram E. Moler of Holden,
Mo wa( tnlg niornIlg'B speaker at the
Ltter Day saints conference,
The afternoon buglnelll, meeting openeJ
nmmntlv nt 9 nVlncl. u-!th Pre,l,lan( Pr.il. t
,.b w oi.i. . . . y , . .
erlck M. Smith in the chair. Interest was
unabated In the question which had been
made special order for today, vlx., the
resolution derogative of secret societies for
church members. The floor and galleries
were crowded at an early hour.
A resolution was passed granting the re-
",,,"',reu repon oi me uauga-
t tnfxl C t 7A (tr trtr til va t Inn that tViaii
I allowed to appoint
committee to work
i In conjunction with the bishopric toward
ine esianusnmeni or a cntiuren s home for
. the orphaned and homeless children of the
church, or elsewhere.
Then the special order of the day
taken un. Historian Hman r ami,K
, t, Aehat- whch contlmid .., ,
, . Jf J. . u . c?nt'nu'd lth "'ttt
I animation to the hour of rliniirnmiii n.
- ------ -
, "ontiay arternoon
Elder Evan Davla Is h nip ,v,i
..... a cnuiucu wniiiuav ail trilllM)!..
(,venn ' "
J "V" "V-""
7. " ' " ' u,"7' "ua-
Itorlum. At the morning meeting
preaching will be by Apostlee J. W. Rush
ton A. Smith, In the afternoon by
oP?."i!1P" f' M" Sheehy "nd Heman C.
Smith and tn the evening by Apostles
3o'h LurrandPeter Anders.:
LOCOMOTIVE STRIKES AUTO
everal Tourists Radly Injured In
Grade Crossing Collision at
SAVANNAH, Ga., April 13.-A sightsee
ing automobile with eluht or ten tour-
mts, while returning from "The Hermi-
ta.?V a few miles from Savannah, was
struck by an engine hauling some cars at
the crossing of the Central of Georgia
railroad and Bay street extension today,
Mrs. E. A. Hitchcock of Burtm. O.. aired
80. and her daughter. Miss Annie C. Hitch-
-e.c.,. ...... a..... e iiu.it. eeie.
', searching for the flagman
pitau SERVES YEAR IN JAIL
Ranchman Who Pleaded Gnflty to
j Land Frauds Pays Penalty While
, . .
Other.. Who Fight. Escape.
I PIERRE, 8. D., April tf.-(Bpeclal Tele-.
1 gram.-Carl Pltafi. a Lyman county
! ranc1n''r' w" t0d"y 1,'h3rK"J tm Jail
1 ,n ,hl" clt7- aftr serving a year and pay-
,r fln" of '' for J"""""'""1
' .-..y,.,. x nn ws
ne of a number charged with that offenae.
nd entered a plea of guilty and was given
and entered n nlea of ir.illtv unit u'ua ulun
" .7 . .....
. . , - ... i i . . i
' ' ' ""'"" " '
'"d. tOT r"''a""
at the end of the year without puyment
eral efforts were made to secure a pardon
for him, but all failed, an dhe had to serve
out the full sentence, while with the re
sults ln the other cases, had he made a
tight he would probably have been cleared
with the rest of the party culled Into court
at the same time.
HELD FOR TRIAL
Missouri Attorney Ignores Coroner's
Verdict and Will Test Sanity
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo, April 13.-The
verdict of the co cner'a juiy that Mrs. Dr.
A D. Iilon.eyer, who died mysteriously
Wednesday, had committed suicide, has
been ignored by County Prosecuting At
torney Alexander, and he today caused a
gutrd to be placed over Dr. A. D. bio
n.eyer and applied for the appointment of
a lunacy commission. Dr. iiloineyer wad
found unconscious when the deaf, of I.U
wife nas discovered and lay In an adjoin. n
lien he was reatorrd to consciousness he
declared his wife had taken hir life by In
JecU,., morphine. Testimony of servant ,
of the household wns to tne effect that Dr.
Bloineyer had quaricUd with Lis wife prior
to her dually
OIL COMLN'E GUILTY
StatidfirJ tf Indiana Convicted of Accrp'.ictr
Eelatei frern Alton i oad.
JURY TAKES BUT A SINGLE BALLOT
Di endaGt at Cnce Gies Not es of Motion
lor hew Trial.
M XiWUM FINE NEARLY THIRTY MILLIONS
Linimua FenaltT i( a Little Leu Than
Kiillion and half.
PRINCIPAL BASIS OF THE DEFENSE
Company Contended that It Did o
Knorr Hate Paid Was l.eas
Than the Publlehed
CHICAGO. April 13 -The Standard Oil
company of Indiana, which has been on
tiial lor the last six weeks before Judge
E. M ljindis. In the United Stales district
sustained the oil company Is liable to a Una
of $.'9, 2(50,110. as the Eiklns law, which ths
Indictment charged the company with hav-
ing violated, provides a fine of $1.0O to
ijo.ouo for each offei.,,,.. Pending a motion
for a new trial, which John 8. Miller, chief
counsel for the defense, announced would
be made Immediately, no action will be
taken by the court towards collecting the
The Indictment charged that In the ship
ment of l,9u3 cars of oil over the Chicago
terminal transfer and the Chicago & Alton
rail ays from Whiting, Ind.. to East St.
Louis, by way of Chapell, 111., the oil
company accepted a rate of 6 cents for 100
pounds, when tho published rate was 18
cents. Early In the trial attorneys for tha
defense endeavored to have all the counts
In tho Indictment thrown out on techni
calities, but the court ordered that eaoh
count be considered separately, which was
done. After a great deai of arguing, tha
counts In which errors were found were
dropiwd. The defense then devoted Its
efforts towaid proving that the company
was unaware that the "special rate" had
not been filed with the Interstate Commerce
commission, as provided by the Eiklns law.
.. ..,. 1
Evidence was offered by the government
showing that It was the duty of the com
pany's officials to see that rates accepted
by them were In the handa of the Interstate
Commerce commission. Touching on this
part of the evidence. Judge Landls In his
charge to the Jury, said:
The indictment alleges that the de
fendant accepted a concession knowlnelv.
' To sustain this averment the proofs need
not establish that the defendant had
actual knowledge of the lawful rate. It
was the duty of the defendant diligently
to endeavor in good faith to get from tha
Chicago & Alton Railway company the
lawful rate by applying to one of the
company's l offices. In making this en
deavor the 'defendatn la presumed to have
! known that the railway company would
be guilty of a misdemeanor If It ,Vve the
defendant a rate on Interstate traffic which
was not set down on paper and a copy
of the schedule filed with tho Interstate
In regard to the assertion by the de
fense that the Standard OH company did
not know of the existence of the tariff
! on which the indictment was hm.cn T.iHiru
Landls said that the evidence submitted
by the government went to show that
: there was a department In the Standard
: Oil company which dealt with oil ln lots
i less than one car load and that It would
nave been absolutely necessary for the
head of this department to be familiar
with the tariff ln question.
The Jury was out less than three hours
and reached the verdict on the first ballot.
MAN SH001S ENTIRE FAMILY
Angered Because Heproved for Leav
ing Window Open, Itew York
Man Uses Revolver.
NEW YORK, April 13.-Angered because
ho had been reproved for leaving a window
nnen nenr hf bH Inut nlirVit er...a u.(e.
j Matthtson today shot and probably fatally
. blowing n on him from an onen wlnH.
she rpoke sharply to him. Mattheson re
plied angrily that he waa quite able to
care for himself. A few minutes later
! Mattheson came downstairs and entered
the dining room. He had on his overcoat
and as he stepped Into the room he pulled
a revolver from his pocket end fired at
Mrs. Hoffman, the shot striking her ln the
bark. She ran screaming into the yard and
j Hoffman In the meantime had Jumped up
Bt,rt r.nr., .,, M, ,,,..,, K ,
i shot laid film low and the assailant turned
j lo ,WHVe ie hm.e Jtl() gt ((mt .
vc mo n,i,e. jimi it enai moment
i nft,lvl.imun ,,,.e,j ., , !
Uoubelinan rushed down stal s and asked
whM, , ,h , .,.
i what was the matter. For answer Mat-
- - " " ' ' ,iue-
j theson turned
d and sent two bullets Into the
abdomen. Then he fled. He
was at rested soon after he left the house.
He was later arraigned and held without
ball. Mattheson Is r.g years old and wa.
employed s a ticket agent by the Inter
horr.iigh Metiopnlltan Transit company.
Huffman ts 40 years old and a teamster for
the Inte: borough company. Mrs. Hoffman
la 49 years old and (icuhelman 23.
MILLERS CHANGETHEIR BOARD
Xew Directors Are Desired to Keep
the Association from Becom
ing I nprniirraelve.
CHICAGO, April 13 -Tariff revision along
the lines of reciprocity with Canada and
the countries of S r.u! h" An.o. !. a Has favor
ably discussed at the convention of the
Millers National federation today. An
amendment to tho pure food law requiring
the weight of each package of foeid product
offered to the public to ! printed on ths
outside of the package was also favored
Yesterday the caiveiitl in re-elected tho
tveelve directois above terms hud expired.
Today, however, Una action was rescinded
at.d u number of n.-w direiti is were cho-
! setn. This action was leki-n not because of
any diHs.itisiai thjn with the other ellisctors
t. ,.,aV4M, , ,,eM ,, Ui-
Hon might be on.e unpronressive be'-ausg
of the constant service of the same dlrea.
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