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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI-NO. 2G0.
OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 17, 1907-TWELVE PAGES.
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palm Coronitteet to Open Books.
FESOLUliON CAUSES LIVELY DISCUSSION
Mr. Claitd'er Correct. Kintatmnt About
FrH.d'nt RootU'i Attitada.
WILLIAM J. BRYAN STATES HIS VIEWS
He liki Pusses, of Law to f rtrect Secret
EVIL NOT C0NF1NFD TO ONE PARTY
Nebrnsksn WonM llsve Repsrt Pub
Itched Before Election and Receipt
of Contributions After that
NEW YORK, April 1. A resolution In
tended to secure the publication of the
contributions mada to the republican and i
democratic committees at the last canvass
waa offered at a special meeting today of
the National Publicity Law organization.
It caused the members to engage In a '
lively discussion. The meeting had been
called by President Perry Belmont to fur
ther the movement for an effective national
publicity law which would require a pub
lic record of campaign contributions and
expenditures. The resolution, which was
offered by Alexander Troup of Connecticut
of the democratic national committee, rec
ommended the chairmen and treasurers of
the two great parties who served at the
last convention to make public a statement
ma to how the campaign funds were raised.
The attitude of President Roosevelt on
campaign funds was brought Into the ques
tion by Mr. Troup's insistence that the
president should favor the throwing open
of the books of the last campaign as well
as those of the coming national contest.
The memorial was referred to the national
executive committee, which will report
William J. Bryan urged the passage of a
law by congress providing for a public
declaration both by the donor and the
recipient of all campaign funds. He wanted
violations of this law punishable as crim
inal offenses. By this means alope, he
held, could the secret contributions given
for a sinister purpose be stamped out and
a gTt hindrance to honest politics be
overthrown. Other speakers ware Samuel
Oompers, the president of the American
' Federation of Labor, and Governor War-
' field of Maryland.
Plana were formed for renewing efforts
at tha next congress for a publicity law
of national scope.
Perry Belmont Presides.
. Tha adoption of an effective national
publicity law, which would require tha
publication of the contributions to na
tional and congressional committee, as
well as tha expenditure of these com
mittees, waa the question dlsoussed to
day . at a meeting of the National Pub
licity Law organization at tbe Victoria
hotel. Perry Belmont, the' president of the
association, waa tha chairman and tha
ruesta Included William J. Bryan and Sam
uel Qompera, president of tha American
Federation of Labor, Many states were
represented by tha members who were
present. Among the latter were former
Senator William B. Chandler of New
Hampshire, Dr. E. l Jones, chairman of
the state democratic committee of Maine;
Alexander Troup, member of the national
democratic committee from Connecticut;
W. H. Martin, national democratic com
mitteeman from Arkansas; former Gov
ernor Tyler of Virginia, George Fred Wil
liams and Joslah Qulncy of Boston, John
Brtsben Walker and Abraham Strauss of
New York and John W. Tomltnson of Ala
bama. Mr Belmont, In hla opening remarks,
' after pointing out that tha publicity law
of the state of New York waa brought
about by the combined efforts of organized
' labor, democrats and republicans, and that
this law already had proved beneficial,
urged united and nonpartisan effort to se
cure a national law. Tha bill before tha
last congress, compelling a publication of
contributions and expenditures, had been
energetically supported by tha minority
members of tha committee having tha
measure In charge, but aa eventually re
ported waa ao draatlo that it waa almost
Impossible of enactment. Mr. Belmont's
opinion waa that the bill failed because it
Interfered too much with state1 rights, an
, Interference which tha democrats could not
cordially support. Mr. Belmont mada an
appeal for a practical law that would be
In operation In the national elections of
, next year.
Bryan State Hla Tlewa.
William J. Bryan was Introduced as a
man who had given powerful aid to tha
publicity movement. In a brief speech Mr.
' Bryan told what ho thought tha national
publicity law should be. Ha said that all
contributions over tha minimum ahould be
made publlo before tha elections, both by
tha committee receiving It and by tha per
son . or corporation making It. Failure to
comply with this, hs aald. ahould be pun-
lahed aa a penal offense. Tha publicity
movement, ba declared, reeta upon the
principle that politics should be honest.
but he declared there could ba no honest
politics whan any Interest could purchase
before election a promise that certain
voings snau pa aone arcer eieouoo, ana
when this promise Is concealed from tha
Mr. Bryan aald that the evil of campaign
oontrlbutlona waa not confined to any one
party and quoted evidence given before
oBgrasslonal oommlttees to prove hla stale-
aasnt. Tan daya In advance of tha election.
M aald, a aupplamentaf atatement ahould
ha filed giving the contrlbutlona up to that
time, and It ahould ba made unlawful to
receive any contributions after It was too
lata to publish them. The surest way of
allowing tha people to have tha kind of gov
ernment thay want, ba said. Is to regulata
Samuel Gompera who next spoke, said
that corporations made their campaign con- ' proposed new state of Oklahoma, recon-! of tha aoclal revolutionists were arrested atricta and Impairs the freedom of tha peo
trlbutions for apcciflo purposes and a con- I vened here today to finish its work by I hers yesterday, among them bains; seven P'a to rt without restraint In making
tlauatlon or mat t""-r meant continued
corporation domination of tha parti
Ths meetfng waa thrown into considerable
excitement by a resolution offered by Alex
ander Troup of Connecticut which called
upon tha chairmen and secretaries of the
republican and democrauo national com-
mlttees of tha last national campaign to
aoaka publlo all their receipts and expend!,
turea or tna campaign, asr. ireup quotea
from a newspaper dl'patch stating that
President Roosevelt wanted the campaign
, busks opened In tha next campaign canvass
h..ll. n,l,.d. Ros.sv.lt.
"I tklnk the public wants ths books of
tl.e last campaign opened." exclaimed Mr.
Troup, who added that la 1M ths president
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SUMMARY OF TUE BEE
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FORECAST FOR NKBRASKA -Fair and
warmer Wednesdny. Thursday fair.
FORECAST FOR IOW A KHfr Wednes
day and Thursday, slowly rising tempera
ture. Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. Deg. J lour.
5 a. m ' 1 p. m
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The Thaw family, with the exception I
of Mrs. Harry Thaw, will leave New Vork i
for tne aumm(,r after the question of ball j
has been decided. Page 1 j
The woman's meeting Is the most Im- ;
portant part of the peace congress Tues-
I Mrs. C. J. Holman, mother of Mrs.
Harry Thaw, makes statement saying she
knew nothing of relations between Uaugh
I ter and White and that she would have
killed the latter had ahe heard story told
Thaw. rage 1
Unlted States court of appeals affirms '
decision In rebate case against the Alton !
railroad, John M. Falthorn and Fred A. j
Wann. Flnea aggregating 160,000 will be
enforced. Tags 1
Latter Day Saints' conference does not
put absolute ban against secret societies,
but passes resolution which says the
church "discourages" members from Join
ing such socltles. rags 1
National Publicity organization passes
resolution asking republican and demo
cratic national committees to publish list
of contributors for campaign of 1904.
Edward Good of Wahoo and E. C. Cal
kins of Kearney succeed Alberta . and Old
Mam on the supreme court commission.
' the other members being reappointed.
Btate Board of Assessment ascertaining
taxable valuation In other states of roads
operating In Nebraska. Page S
Attorney General Thompson files In the
supreme court a petition asking that At
torney A. Q. Fisher of Chadron be dls-
barred from practicing In thla atxta. Case
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Page 3 I
Former Senator Allen announcea ha win
test the validity of the atate-wide primary
law. . Page 1
Former Governor Larrabee of Towa ex
presses opinion state legislatures have not
been unjust to the railroads la legislation
they have enacted. Paa 1
Tha president does not anawer protest
of American Federation of Labor regard
ing Moyer and Haywood. ' Page 1
Members of revolutionary aocletlea are
arrested at St. Peteraburg and Minsk.
A. J. Van Dyke, grand master of Work
man lodge In Nebraska, dies auddenly of
atomach trouble. Page 1
Commercial club will retain lta present
quartera for another year probably.
City Prosecutor Daniel's bonding firm
furnishes security for woman convicted
of running disorderly house. Pago T
New fire and police board orders clean
up of houses with bad repute In residence
Burlington orop report says peach and
plum blossoms were killed by last week's
hard froata. Page
Judge Munger overrules motion of de
fense that Jury ba directed to return ver
dict of acquittal In land fraud cases and
taking of testimony proceeds. Page T
Outlook for Christian foreign missions
ara better than aver, says Rev. Howard
Agnew Johnston of New York, after tour
Of world. Paa IS
President O'Nell of the Waatern league
condemna Ban Johnson for repudiating
hla promise to support the Topeka deal,
but predicts best season In Its history for
the Western. Pag 4
Boston Americana win from Washing
ton by driving Graham from tho box.
Third Baseman Perring. formerly with
Omaha, la aold to Toledo American associ
ation team. Page 4
OOnThtZmCXAX. AJTD XBDUSTKIAX.
Live stock markete. Page t
Grain markets. Page t
Stocka and bonds. Pag t
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j STATE MAKERS RECONVENE
Oklahoma Constitutional Convention
May Ignore Order st Conrt
as to Election.
GUTHRIE. Okl., April U.-Tha conatttu-
tional convention, which adjourned a month
ago. after drafting a constitution for tha
; signing tne engrossed document
During tha Intermission It haa been dls-
covered that the convention's power Is llnv
-v " ui juags Bur-
; ford of tha Oklahoma supreme court will
force ths convention either to draft an an.
( tlrely new election ordinance or to Ignore
i tha order of ths court
j President Murray and Boms of tha other
leading delegates to us convention. It la
' stated, will advise tha convention to dls-
obey the Injunction.
It la expected several new propositions
w, b submitted by delegates. It Is lin
ar now iung ine conventtoa
" --- ' mi rowuu.
will remain to session.
. Uon B" b"n algned U will be ready for
I Bubmlaalon to the people at tha special
slactioo on August next
MORE SHOCKS IN MhXICO
Qaakti Alone1 the Wait Coast Continue.
TJatil Tseday Kernine.
FOUR VILLAGES REPORTED DESTROYED
Rumor that Part of Aeapaleo Waa
Swept by Tidal Wnve Loss
of Life la Probably
I C1TT OF MEXICO. April IS. Heavy
earthquake shocks continued on the west
coast until 4 o'clock this morning. Ia
news from the earthquake area shows CV ,
the devastation wrought waa greater '
at first supposed. Besides the dtsf..
of Chllpanclngo and L'hllapa It la now J
that Tlxtla also was leveled. Messengers
i-hi-iiiuk uupnncingo say me tonna oi
4 Ayutla and Ometepec have been wiped
33 The population of Ayutla Is small and It
S$ Is thought the loss of life there will be ln
85 i significant.
' Ometenec is a town of about 4.000 In
habitants and the loss of life probably Is
Tlapa, near the border line of the state
of Oaxaca, la also reported to be wiped
out. A report from Chllpanclngo says the
whole of the west coast from Acapulco
south to Sallna Crua has been badly dam-
Damaared Places Remote. ' Oregon and Washington mission, William
The damaged places are remote and news ' Johnson of Vancouver, B. C; George Bush
from the stricken district consequently la land of Canada, Evan E. Davis of Kan
incomplete. Only one wire Is working to ana, Samuel Twambly of northeastern Kan
Chilpanclngo. Through the courtesy of the Hiram A. McCoy of Minnesota, Wal-
Federal Tolegraph company ths Associated
Tress was given this wire today at noon
while It waa working through to Chllpan-
clngo. The operator at Chllpanclngo de-
clared that up to that time he knew noth-
lng aa to the number of dead beyond the
fact that ho had seen about a dozen dead
bodies and knew of about thirty wounded.
A dispatch to El Pals, the organ of the ;
Catholic church here, from the bishop of
Chllapa, . confirms the report of the total
destruction wrought In that neighborhood,
Fourteen are reported to have been killed
In one house, and the number of wounded
la given at thirty-nine.
In Tlxtla it la reported that twelve dad
bodies have been taken from the ruin and i
that twice that number of wounded are be-
In a cared for. The onem tor at Chilnnn- '
clngo reports that the state government has !
provided tenta for the homeless.
Up to 4 o'clock thla morning the shocks I misconduct to the branch where they re
continued with more or lees severity In the ' aide, whether temporarily or permanently
vicinity of Chllpanclngo, doing some dam-
age to public buildings. The hospitals,
schools and the Jail are In ruins. The prls-
oners from tne tall were nluMl unrinr rnnril
by tne rurale Up to this time the total
number of deatha reported la thirty-eight,
and the wounded ninety-three. However,
In view of later reports. It Is thought these
figures will fail far short of the real num
ber of fatalities. .
Acapnlco Partly Snhmerared.
' It Is reported that Acapulqo Is partly sub-
tners-ed bvv WTe t wave On t i a ninth r.t
tn. fint ,,,CR th- hart)or took tne ap.
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how much of y,. ha- bel)n g
Is not known. A vagua message says that
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xno nouses as tar as tne cnurcn are unaer
water." A number of ships were In the
narnor at tne time, out it eaia all es
Reports from nearly all tha large cities
In the southern part of the republlo have
been now received and although many of
these places felt tho shock severely, no loss
of life has been reported and the property
loss IS Insignificant.
News is anxiously awaited from the Isth-
J mu f Tehuantepec, where it la feared tha
earthquake may have dona much damage.
PREMIERS GUFSTS OF LONDON
Cnntnred Transvaal FlnnT Removed
from Gntld Hall Oat of Re
spect to Botha.
LONDON, April The colonial premiers
were presented with the freedom of the
city at tha Guild hall thla afternoon and
subsequently were entertained t luncheon
by tha lord mayor and tha city corpora
tion. Each of the visitors received letters
patent aa a freeman, enclosed In a rold
I ca,Kt. The premiere drove In procession
o the Guild hall. Genera! Botha, the
Transvaal premier, aa "tha Benjamin of the
brotherhood." riding with Sir Wilfrid
Laurler, the Canadian prime minister, and
bringing up the rear.
The luncheon at the Guild hall was at
tended also by Premier Campbell-Banner-man,
the archbishop of Canterbury and
other cabinet ministers, and Field Marshal
Lord Roberta, who Joked wth General
Botha about their experiences on the veldt.
The Boer flag, captured by the city spe
cial vounteera at .Jacobsdale, which usually
ornaments tha banqueting hall, wns re
moved on this occasion, ao aa not to offend
General Botha and hla party.
General Botha la becoming quite the cen
tral and picturesque figure In the gathering
of colonial premiers. Ha waa complimented
by War Secretary Haldine at the banquet
to tha premiers given tonight by the
Mr. Haldine aald: "Aa tha aecretary of
state responsible for the War office, I wel
come a new general among us and a very
great general too, and I believe my general
staff and I are going , to have the
pleasure on Saturday of conferring with
him on the mutual defenae of the empire."
At the Guild hall reception Lord Roberta
aought out General Botha In the reception
I room and aat next to htm at luncheon.
While driving to tha Guild hall today it
waa noticed that General Botha aalutnt In
passing the statue of Gladstone. It was
Gladstone who restored the Boers their
Independence after Majuba.
REVOLUTIONISTS ARE TAKEN
Twenty-Five Members of Plarktlna;
Society In Hands of St.
BT. PETERSBURG, April H Twenty-
' five members of the fiahttna orxanizti,,n
I women. .
Ths majority of those who were taken
Into custody ara recan arrtvala in St.
r starsDuxg, out una ui mem naa Deen
Identified aa an acoucnplica of ths terrorists
. who'mada an attempt on tha life of Pre-
mlsr Stolypin August 3 last. The polios
attach lbs greatest Importance to tha co-
1 tares, which are regarded as nipping tn the
: bud tha plana for a new series of aasasai
natlona Ail tha prisoners Lava been com- day addressed a communlcstlon to the gov
nned In ths fortress. ernnra of all the states containing nubllo
MINSK. Russia, April 18 -In consequence
of tha plot t- assassinate ths governor of
; Minsa wnicn was Discovered April i by
i iw poiicn. wuo laymiru iu nrrcnm mi
were hiding opposite ths governor's palace,
tha local authorities have arrested all the
inambara of ths terrorist orgaaiaalion but.
BAN ON SECRET SOCIETIES
Latter Hay Saints DUrnsra("
Their Members from Joining
LAMQNI, la., April l.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) The regular business meeting of
the world's conference of Latter Day
Saints began promptly at I o'clock, Fred
erick M. Smith presiding. The question
which has been for three days under dis
cussion w disposed of today without a
speech ' .Introduction of an amend
ment 'Jci .bstltute, which passed by a
lary ?0. --ty. the only practical dlffer
rr v en It and the original motion
. the use of the words that we
'age Latter Day Saints from Joining
8ecr OTan requiring
',4tionB under Pnnltle.." et
ihune atatlng- that such Join
secret order requiring oaths or ob-
c... instead of
ing would be
A motion to take up the question on di
vorce and re-marrlnge failed to carry
and It la presumed that the matter will
not be considered at this session, owing
to the pressure of time. The time limit
for new business was set for 2:15 tomor
The recommendations contained In the
report of the first presidency regarding
the calling of certain young men to the
office of high priest were taken up and
tn names were considered separately.
Tne following men were selected and
chosen to that office: David A. Anderson
f Lam on I, la.; Thomas IT. Thomas of
Sharon, Pa.; Thomaa W. Chatburn of the
ter w- Smith of Philadelphia, Alonzo R.
Manchester of Akron, O.; Charles Fry of
Omaha, Thomas A. Hougas of Henderson,
la.; Robert J. Parker of Independence,
Mo. The presidency was authorized to
provide for their ordination, which will set
them apart for the work of presiding over
districts or branches.
Alma Booker of the southern mission and
Osro J. Haun of Michigan were called
to the office of seventy and their ordlna-
tlon also ordered
A committee consisting of the first presl
dency, twelve and quorum of seventy was
appointed last year to ascertain the exact
Jurisdiction of the branches over mem-
bers under discipline who happen to be
away from their home branch. Their re
Port today Dreclnitated some rlohnto irtn-l
action declares that members are under
the Jurisdiction of and amenable for their
Also that members not In branches are
j subject to that branch most convenient to
I The ordination of Ibaati A. Miwim
; office of second counsellor to the president
i f the aecond quorum of priests waa ordered.
Consideration of the report of the Jcint
council concerning the matter of confer
ence appointees being restrained from en
gaging In selling mining stock, etc.
made a special order for tomorrow at t;30.
The question aa to whether a minister re
tired because of age or disability should
retain his official title or -not ca.ne before
; tfi assembly and received some attention.
but final action waa deferred, subject to
! An OrdlnfLtton tnMHni wnjt fc&M Im k.
ta "7 Thi. .v..i. i 7k 1 - "
TJ?',? It, 1 ' "!!
quorum of twelve. Preaching- tonight was
by J. A. Grant of Michigan.
BRYAN'S B00MGIVEN A PUSH
Speakers mt Democratic Banquet In
Brooklyn Declare for lfebraaknn
for President. "
NEW YORK, April 1.-Wlth William
Jennings Bryan aa the chief attraction tho
democracy of Brooklyn tonight In observ
ance of the anniversary of the birth of
Thomaa Jefferson engaged In an enthusias
tic demonstration. The function was the
annual dinner of the Brooklyn. Democratic
club. Mr. Bryan gave a characteristic
discourse, taking for hla eubject, "Thomaa
Besides Mr. Bryan tha speakers In
cluded Edward M. Shepard of New York,
George Fred Williams of Massachusetts,
Former Governor J. Hoge Tyler of Vir
ginia, Colonel John W. Tomltnson of Ala
bama, Governor Edwin Warfleld of Mary,
land, Augustus Thomas, the playwright,
and Congressman Ollle James of Knntucky.
Mr. Shepard praised Mr. Bryan, whom ba
welcomed with the words that the Brook
lyn club "declared Its strong and loyal
hope that Mr. Bryan would lead the party
V Mr. Williams, discussing government
ownership of railroads, said:
"1 see no escape from the conclusion that
If government ownership la right it ahould
be adopted now. if regulation Is wrong It
should not be attempted at all."
Mr. Williams believed, however, that
regulation wns not right, not possible and
Ex-Governcr Tyler of Virginia said the
people of the south are practically united
for Bryan and that the mention of hla
name la aa potent in flashing a magic
spell of enthusiasm as It waa in 1896.
A message from the southern democracy
was delivered by Representative Ollle
James of Kentucky, who hailed Mr. Bryan
as one of the pioneers of tha democratic
party, and added:
"The southern democracy tonight gath
ers about William J. Bryan. Ths demo
cracy of all Dixie proclaims that It wants
Bryan to lead in the next great fight."
AIM I l-rUOlUli
. Governor of
Colorado Holds ths
Measure Violates tho Stats
DENVER. April 16. Governor Buchtel
today vetoed the anti-fusion bill passed by
, . n
i tn v, ,,.r nnnn the official hallr.l . Ih.
nominee of mora than one political party.
' Th sovemor holds that the bill la a vlo-
latlon of tha constitution In that It re-
choice of publlo omciaia
! States Csntslnlns; Pnbllo Domain to
DENVER. April It Governor Buchtel to-
J lands asking them to Join him in calling a
I convention to met In Denver June Is. Is
and of this year to discuss ths whole
i question of public land laws.
J sugg. ats that a genrul policy should he
agreed upon to ba advocated at Washing-
THAWS TO LEAVE KEW YORK
Wifs af Defendant Cnlf One to lemaln
in City with Him.
! PLEA OF INSANITY IS TO IE RENEWED
Dan O'Reilly iays Story of Evelyn
Thaw Will Be Corroborated by
Not Used Before.
NEW TORK. April 1. It Is stated that
fter District Attorney Jerome returns to-
morrow and the question of ball is dls- ; acieo. iy me siaie lenuea towara me vn
cussed with him, the entl-a Thaw family , torment of conditlona and he could not sub-
wlth the exception of Mrv EvuVn Neablt !
Thaw, will leave New To:t. The countess
of Yarmouth will sal! :-r England, Mrs.
William Thaw wltl go to Crescent, Pa.;
Joslah and his wife will go to WatchllfT,
R. I., and Mr. and Mrs. George L.
Carnegie will make a tour of the south.
Evelyn Nesblt Thaw will continue to live
at the Lorraine.
If another trial Is held It has
been agreed that the
1 1 n 9
same line oi
defense aa that used In the
trial will be followed. Evelyn Thaw will
tell her story again, but her testimony will
be greatly strengthened by documentary
evidence that was not used before."
This Is the statement credited to Lawyer
Dan O'Reilly of Harry K. Thaw'a counsel
It has been reported that O'Reilly would
be chief of the defense when the trial Is
called again, but this report waa not con
firmed, and It waa even stated semi
officially that none of the lawyers who of
ficiated at the last trial had been dis
pensed with by Thaw. On the other hand,
it was said that several of them had been
paid the atlnulated fee. and. while there
would not be a formal announcement of
their dismissal by Thaw, they would not :
reappear In the case.
As to Mr. O Rellly a reference to docu
mentary evidence It waa said tonight he
referred to lettera written to Evelyn Nesblt
by Stanford White.
McPlke Ciets No Exhibits.
The fit st open indication of the oft-
reported trouble between the array of at -
tomeys who represented Harry K. Thaw '
came today when Henry C. McPlke, asso-
ciate of D. M. Delmas, called on Clerk
Penny of the supreme court and demanded
the Immediate surrender of some of the
exhibits Introduced by the defense during '
the trial. These exhibits Included the let
ter and notes written by Thaw to Mr,
Delmas during the trial and later submit
ted by Mr. Delmas to the commission In
lunacy. Clerk Penny replied that ha could
not surrender any of the exhibits unless
so directed by a court order. Mr. McPlka
aald ha would endeavor to procure the
order. All the exhibits had been locked
np upon request of Daniel O'Reilly, one
of Thaw'a counsel. O'Reilly and A. R.
Poabody, another of the Thaw counsel,
called on tbe prisoner today. Neither Mr.
Delmaa nor Mr. McPlke have visited Thaw
MRS. HOLMAN MAKES STATEMENT
Mother of Mrs. Harry K. Thnw Tells
f Her Attitude Toward Caso.
PITTSBURG, .April I8.(Copytight, 1907,
by the Pittsburg Leader" Publishing Com
' pany.)-The Leader this afternoon prints a
1 'u-co.umn statement from Mr. C. J. Hoi-
man. mother of Evelyn Nesblt Thaw, In
which ahe defenda herself against tha ac
cusations implied against her during tha
She says that two nights after the night
upon which Harry Thaw shot Stanford
White she received thla telegram from her
"It Is most Important for you to say ab
Until now ahe haa remained silent and
has been forced to take the defensive be
cause pf the attack upon her by Mr. Del
maa In hla cloalng address to tha Thaw
She dentea that aha aided the district
attorney In any way and that ahe had been
seen by Mr. Jerome, Mr. Graves or Mr.
Mra. Holman then details her struggle
following tha death of her first husband
In her efforts to properly rear her two
children, and says her daughter first posed
for an artist named Storm of Philadelphia,
who met Evelyn at a aummer resort when
a little girl,
' Florence," ahe aaya, "waa In lova with
She did everything to discourage her, but
It was useless.
Tha story of Florence's first meeting with
8tanford White, ahe aaya, la substantially
aa told by her on the witness stand.
When Florence returned aha told her
mother she had met the grandeat man, and
later when he, Mr. White, aent for her ahe
went to hla office.
Mr. White, she aaya, warned her specifi
cally against several young men with
whom Florence had become acquainted,
but did not refer to Thaw. , '
Hia manner, words and actlona wars the
personification of whole-hearted, disinter
ested generosity, Mrs. Holman says, and if
ever a woman reposed implicit confidence
in a man, ahe aaya she did In him.
Mrs. Holman then asserts that If Flor
ence underwent the experience that Is said
to have befallen her aha did not take her
Into her confidence.
Concluding, she aaya:
"HaiJ ahe told me what she told tho
Thaw Jury, It would not have been neces
sary for Harry Thaw to kill Stanford
White. I would have dona It myself,
Speaking of tha European trip, Mra. Hoi-
1 ' .
- every aeiau oi me inp was ana is a
nightmare to me. Mr. Thaw Joined us In
Paris. Florence and I shared tha aame
apsrtments. Mr. Thaw had apartments by
himself. There waa no pleasure In the
tour for ma. Tha things which appealed to
Florence and Mr. Thaw tn Parta did not
appeal to ma Florence teetlfied that we
quarreled frequently while in Parta, In
fact continually. The disagreements were
caused by my protests to visits to various
tn i.m- Mra Hnlmaji a. v.-
"I solemnly affirm that my love for my
daughtsr Is aa deep and Intense as it waa
when I first held her In my arms a help
less babe. Regardless of .all that haa trans
pired, my affection la unaltered. The door
of my home 4a open to her and will swing
wide at ber lightest tap. today, tomorrow
and alwaya while I live."
MINE FIRE BFYOND CONTROL
Itork In Homestnks Ss Hot that
Plsbtlaar .Blsse Is Practically
DEAPWOOD, S. D.. April If The firs
In the Homestske mine, which has been 'a number of bis friends with a view to
rasing for two weeks, ts reported today toselllng out his Interest in tha patent. It
be quite beyond control. The rotk sur-
I rounding the ftamt-s
Is now so hot that
J through tha cava 1 fight tht lira.
LARRABEE ON THE RAILROADS
Iowa's Former Governor Doea Rot
Thlak They Hits Been 1U-Treated.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINUTUN, April 16. (Special Tele
gram.) Ex -Governor Larrabee of Iowa, re
turning from the south, stopped in Wash
ington today. Speaking of railroad rata
legislation In the several states, Governor
Larrabee said that where nillrosd rates
had been honestly fixed there was no com
plaint of discrimination. But where the
rate was good for one person and bad for
another dlssatlafactkn waa bound to ensue.
So far as he could see. the legislation en-
aenbe to the opinion of the railroad presi-
oents that state legislation had materially
lnterefered in building up of enterprises.
He sold he took no stork In the pessimism
which prevailed In railroad circles and cited
that the railroad commission In Iowa had
hardly had an appeal from its decision in
years. He also called attention to the
Canadian commission, which exercised con
trol over the condition of railroads, and
O It. Ilka UCIimiMlQ liLTlllllMI . It . r. ..-
inaaa couia accompnsn in me way oi
rauroaa regulation tne initea states oouia
accomplish. He also took "with a grain of
salt" the predictions of railroad manipu
lators that we were on the eve of panicky
times. As for any "conspiracy" against
the president, ho knew nothing except to
say that he always found there waa a con
spiracy against a man trying to bo fair and
Just, not only In his business, but to the
public, and he presumed President Roose
velt would find such a conspiracy opposed
to his administration.
J. C. Brown of Custer, 8. D., was granted
a permit to lease and occupy for the pur
pose of cultivation and to use aa a pasture
sixty acres of agricultural land and thirty-
six acres of pasture land in tha Black Hills
national forest reserve.
George W. Smith, also of Custer, waa
granted a permit to occupy, with the priv- j organized labor. Joseph R. Buchanan
liege of enclosing with a fence, a tract of j introducod the speakers, who Included Ter
land, forty-six acres of which la plow land j rence V. Powderly. The meeting, which
and 114 acres pasture land. In tha Black , had for lta general topic "Organized Labor
Hllla national forest reserve. In Relation to the- Peace Movement," waa
iwii uo.rrieiB apijoinieu lur curII"
routes: Bartley, route 1, Asa F. McCord
carrier, L. E. McCord aubstltute; Bloom-
field, route 1. Lewis J. Clements carrier,
John R. Clements substitute; Hooper, route
'C. James O. Mack carrier, M. I. Mack sub-
stltute; Howell, route 1. Charlie E. War-
ner carrier, W. J. Muckendorfer substitute; ;
Humphrey, route 1, John F. English car
rier, Amelia Guettler substitute.
Rural route No. 4 has been ordered estab
lished June 17 at Toledo, Tama county,
Iowa, serving 600 people and 100 families.
Complete rural free delivery service has
I been ordered established In Tama county,
Iowa, effective June 17, making a total of
j thirty routes In the county.
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska Ina
vale, Websti-r county, Willis A. Carpenter,
vice 8. B. Carpenter, resigned. Iowa Hep
burn, Page county, John Henderson, vice
D. M. Fulton, removed. South Dakota
Central City, Lawrence county, Harvey M.
Ontank, Vice W. E. Cooled ge., resigned.
GRAND MASTER WORKMEN DEAD
Taken . Slek Monday KvcalnaT . with
Stomach Trouble and Lives
Bnt n Dny.
O. J. Van Dyka of Shelton, Neb., grand
master workman of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen, died suddenly Tuesday
night at 6:30 at the home of Dr. Hostetter,
corner of Twentieth and Leavenworth
streets, of acute gastritis. He was in
Omaha transacting business for tha order
and waa stopping at the Murray hotel,
where he waa taken sick Monday night
and retired to his room.
Dr. Hostetter was called at 10:30 Tuesday
morning and had Mr. Van Dyke moved to
his home on Leavenworth about noon. He
seemed to rest well until about 4:30, when
Inflammation of tho stomach waa noticed
and ho Buffered until 6:30, when he died,
Mr. Van Dyke is survived by a wife and
three children, all girls. They have been
notified of hla death and are expected to
arrive today. Ha also has a brother and j "if the present acheme were to ba doubled
alster living at Shelton. The body was so as to provide for our sending students
taken to the Dodder undertaking parlora I OVer to the American universities tha ax
at Twenty-third and Cumin streets, and change would be complete. But I foresee
the grand officers of the' order notified of i difficulties arising out of feara that tha
his death. Funeral arrangementa wUl not British contingent would never coma homa
ba completed until the arrival of the family again, but settle down here to maka money
and the supreme officers, but It is thought i tha United States. Usually men who
the body will lie In state for a day at tha thoroughly understand one another ara not
Workmen temple. i alwaya ready to rush at one another a
Mr. van Dyke was tha heed of an order
with 40.000 members In Nebraska, who will
mourn his death, as he was a popular and
. atrong man wun a large personal acquaint-
a nee among the members
The grand lodge of tha Ancient Ordwr of
United Workmen waa to hold the annual
meeting In Omaha May 14. and It la said
no change will be made In ths time of
meeting because of the death of Mr. Van
1-jyKe. ms successor win De electee at
that time. Mr. Van1yke waa Efi years old.
PRIMARY LAW TO BE TESTED
Former Senator Allan Annonnees Ha
Will Tsks It Into tks
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, April 11 (Special Telegram.)
The statewide primary election law en
acted by tha last legislature Is to be tested
I In the courts even before the people of tha
. Btate have an opportunity to try it Former
Lnuea B-aiss o-naiur w . v. Alien mm -
1 ,. , . . .
' -, f. -- .u
:k tha constitutionality of tha act during
the summer previous to the primary. 8en-
ator Allen, who la hera attending court,
holds the law is unconstitutional because
" provides a person must tell his party
affiliation before voting at a primary and
other polnta ha said are radically In op-
position to tha constitution. On general
principles Mr. Allen opposes the law. hold-
lD 11 wl11 b to Pnlve and will per-
mlt of corruption Just as much ss did the
old convention system.
THOMAS SELLS BLOCK PATENT
Kearney Teseher Mskss Denl While
In East with Men from
JOLIET. 111.. April l.-(8peclal Tele-
gram.)-Plana are under wsy hsie for tha
organization of a company of local cap.
ttallata to purchase a formula for the manu
facture of cement blocks from A. O.
Thomaa of Nebraska. Mr. Thomaa who
la a school teacher In tha western state,
waa hera some time ago during tha meet
ing of ths National Educational aasoclatlon
at Chicago and discussed the matter with
i Is understood a very generoua offer was
made tha Nebraska school teacher and
BUSY DAY FOR PEACE
Educator from Two Cactinaatt fpeak at
UniTsrtity Easron of Concrtat,
DR. NICHOLAS MURHAY tUTLER PRESIDES
pe?ohe by Dr. Johi Rti of Oxford and
It. John Fin ley of New York,
LABOR SESSION AT COOPER UNION
amnel Qompers and Terranca V. Powderly
Amona: tha peakera
WOMEN MEET IN CARNEGIE HALL
Wives, Mothers and Daughters Pro
test Against Contlnnaneo .of 'War
Commercial Aapeet of
NEW TORK, April ls.-That Intelligence
knowledge and culture are the thlnga
which the universities can contribute to
the cause of universal peace was' the con
census of opinion of the college presidents
who spoke tonight at Carnegie hall, at tha
university meeting of the peace congress.
Vice Chancellor Roberts of Cambridge
university and Dr. John Rhys of Oxford
were the two foreign educators who spoke.
President John Flnley of the City college
of New York was the American repre
sentative In place of President Eliot of
Harvard and President James of tha
University of Illinois, who were unable to
be present. Dr. Felix Adler also spoke.
Labor Meeting; 'at Cooper Colon.
Another largely attended peace meeting
was held In Cooper union, representative
Mr. Powderly said: "It Is fitting that
labor's voice should be raised for peace.
I think labor and capital have provided tha
way. It was not dreamed a few years ago
that labor and capital would shake hands.
ToJay we mtty meeti claBp hands and ba
frlendSj Md thlg ha8 through - tha
leadership of Samuel Gompera."
Samuel Gompera said: "It takes mora
courage today to engage In the silent
patient sacrifices of life than it does to go
Into the carnage of war. Today, thank
God, the white flag no longer indicates a
yellow streak and It requites courage for
a man to say 'Peace' Instead of 'war.' "
The morning session of the congress waa
addressed by a number of prominent
women Including Miss Jane Addama. Mrs.
Ellen Hanrotln, Mra Lucy Ames Mead and
Mrs. Frederick Nathan. Lettera were read
from Mra. Julia Ward Howe. William
Archer, one of England's moat famoua
dramatic critics, spoke.
This afternoon there waa a young peo
ples meeting at Carnegie hall, while tha
"commercial and Industrial aspecta of tho
peace movement" were ' discussed at tha
Hotel A s tor. The meeting will oloaa to
morrow. Universities and Their Work.
' Tonight's session of the peace congress
waa devoted to the universities and their
work in the way of bringing about world
President Nicholas Murray Butler of Co
lumbia university, who presided, said tha
universities were foremost as representa
tives of highest ideals including peace.
"Infamous," he said, "Is the nation that
will not sacrifice everything for moral In
tegrity, but it will And lta moral Integrity
la following the teachings and the exhorta
tions of reason, and to these teachings and
; exhortationa the universities give constant
.nd amDhatlo voice.
Dr. John Rhya of Jesus college, Oxford
university, told of the great Impetus to in
ternational fellowship supplied by tha
Rhodes scholarships, many of which ara
. held by Americans.
throats at tha slightest provocation or none
at all." ,
Peace between America and Great Britain,
he believed, would go a long way towards
establishing the reign of peace throughout
' tha world.
I Appeal to the Clergy.
I Rev- 8- Roberta, vice chancellor of
Cambridge university, urged the clergy ts
raise its voice In behalf of peace. One
day In each year, he declared, ahould be
set apart for thla purpose by tha ministers
of both continents.
Dr. Felix Adler of New York said uni
versity men were under bonds to stand
for aober second thought at times of gen
eral excitement His address waa mada tha
occasion for an announcement by Dr. But-,
ler that Dr. Adler had been appointed
Theodore Roosevelt professor In the Uni
versity of Berlin for 1908 and 1909.
Prof. John Flnley of tha Collage of tha
City of New York declared in his address
that war was not needed In the curriculum
of natlona. It had. he said, kept back tha
i a(Jvanc- ot ctvllixation.
' r ... ,
I Miss Jane Addama of
Hull house, Chi
cago, said Ignorance had caused war
originally. The spread of knowledge, aha
added, combined with acquaintance be
tween countries, would end war forever.
Meeting- of Women.
Ths protest of mothers, wives and daugh
ters against a continuance of wara among
civilized peoplea was uttered today at tha
fourth session of the First National Arbi
tration and Peace congress In Carnegie ball,
presided over by Mra. Anna Gariln Spencer
of Providence, R. I., The big hall waa
crowded with women gathered from many
sections of the country, all wearing tha
white badge of delegates.
Following tha nwrnlug soaaion. at which
"The Relation of Women to tha Peace
Movement" was discussed, there were two
sessions of ths congress this afternoon, ona
tha Holel .,, devoted fc the "Cora-
: merclal and Industrial Aspects of tha
Peace Momement," and at Carnegls hall,
devoted to young people.
Marcus M. Marks, president of ths Na
tional Association of Clothiers, presided at
the Hotel Aator gathering, while at Car
negie hsll William H. Maxwell, superin
tendent of the public civil service of New
York, was In charge.
Ona ot tha notable addresses delfvered at
tha women's meeting was that of Miss
i Mary E. Wooley. president of Mount
, Holyoka college. South lUdley. Masa Miss
tary display to ba I da at Ut CorthcooUiui
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