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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVI NO. 2CG.
OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1907 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS.
TAFT BACK AT WORK
Eecretarj of War Bc1bi Many Callen
tad At.ana Cabinat Ifettinc
HE EVADES POLITICAL QUESTIONS
Fe'ntes to Ditcnes Faraker Epl.oda Be
catie of Eia Lone Abienoe.
WILL NOT CANCEL PHILIPPINE TRIP
Ftpirt That He Will Brand Fall oa Etnmp
In Ohio Contradicted.
LONG CONFERENCE WITH PRESIDENT
Mr. Tntt Wlll Make Three Speeches
In Ohio Thtt Weelc and Later
Will Vl.lt fovea and
WASHINGTON. April 23 Secretary Taft
todn rmunifil Ma routine duties at the
War department. The fact that It was
cabinet day made It necessary for him to
cut short the time allowed to callers and
to postpone until a more convenient mo
ment the consultations he desired to have
with General Bell, chief of staff, and the
It la doubtful, if, In his Washington ex
perience. the recretary haa had to deal
with more newspaper men than he saw to
day. They were mainly desirous to learn
Just what the secretary Intended to do In
answer to the challenges which Senator
Foraker has Issued In regard to the contest
In Ohio. Mr. Taft frankly told hie news
paper callers that ho was under the dis
advantage of a considerable absence from
the country with only scanty news of the
Important political events that had occur
red. He did not feel, under the' circum
stances, that It was proper for htm to make
any kind of a statement as to his political
opinions and plans.
Ono point developed In the course of the
talk with the newspaper men that might
bo regarded as significant In view of the
fact that It has been reported he Intended
to cancel tils proposed Philippine tJ In
order to go on tho slump In Ohio.
Replying to a direct inquiry, the secre
tary stated his Intention to sail for the
Philippine, about September 1 next. This
statement was made, too, after the secre
tary had spent nearly two hours in close
conference with the president.
Conference With President.
Secretary Taft was Invited by the presi
dent to remain for luncheon and that time
was spent very profitably In a free dis
cussion, not only of the secretary's observa
tions on his southern trip, but also of
the political developments here In his
absence and of the policies to be pursued
In the future.
What the plans are was not disclosed,
but after the luncheon the secretary re
iterated his statement of last night that
he intended to go to Ohio next Friday and
would make three speeches while away
from Washington, one long one at Cln
. olnnatl on the occasion of the meeting of
the Western Federation of Yale Clubs; one
at Dayton, at the cornerstone laying of
the Young Men's Christian aasoclation, and
another at Cincinnati before the Business
Men's club. But the secretary added, with
a emtio, that nono of these speeches would
be in any sense political.
VI 111 Visit Iowa.
Later In the summer he expects to go to
Iowa and to Minnesota, In each case to
address the stale unlvemttles, but the sec
retary did not say that these addresses
would be non-political. He was wanted In
Oklahoma, and he said he would go it he
could. lie had been told that a bitter
political fight was to be waged there,
and if he went Into the new state he would
have to enter that fight. He also was
requested to go to South Dakota on a
purely political tour and possibly he
would make one speech at Fori, Meade.
Nothing, however, would probably pre
vent him from going to the Philippines In
The secretary was willing to talk freely
about conditions on the Isthmus, but most
of his statements had been included in
the resume of his trip given to the news
paper last night. One new point of in
terest was that Chief Engineer Ooethals
had suggested that the concrete wora on
the canal construction should be dcr.e by
contract, although that method was not
feasible Just now for the excavation.
SENATOR B0RAH AT CAPITAL
Idaho Man Visits White Hoaae to Pay
Hesuevts to President
WASHINGTON. April 2J.-"I have not
come to Washington to make an appeal to
the piekldent or to the Department of Jus
tice," sajd Senator Borah of Idaho, as he
left the White House today after a brief
call on the president.
Tills statement was made by the senator
when lils attent)on was called to reports
that he had cume east to Induce the ofU
claU here to call a halt on the federal
irficlala In his slate in the matter of the
alleged indictment of persons charged with
having been engaged ln timber land truaids.
"The reports that indictments have been
returned against me or my clients for al- j the final hearing In the caae of Frank W.
leged land fiauds," continued the senator, i Hill. Mr. Harrlman's former secretary, who
"are simply rumors. I know nothing of any 1 la charged with having sold for pubtlca
aucli Indictments. The graud Jury has not tlon the now famous letter by Mr. Hani
yet reported Its fiudings and no one seems , man to Sidney Webster. The publication
to have any official knowledge of the re- 1 of the letter drew a heated reply from
ported Indictments. I did not discuss theae ' the president ln which the statements of
matters with the president. My call stlMr- Harrlman were characterized a? un
almply one of reapect. I have been In New j true. It Is charged that Hill sold a copy
York and am now on my way home, for0' the letter which he transcribed from his
which place I expect to leave tonight." j original shorthand notes.
Senator Borah, who Is assisting ln the Magistrate Wahle announced after the
prosecution of Messrs. Haywood, Moyer harlru that he would give his decision
and Petltbone, officials of the Western ' on a,u3r Mr- Harrlman denied today that
Federation of Miners, who sre alleged to n" ver Bve permission to any newspaper
be Implicated In the murder of former I to publish the letter. On the other hand.
Governor Bteunenberg, said the trial, which I n J1 t'1-1 w,'en he learned the letter
Is to bega early In May, wlll, la his opin
ion, last about two months.
NEBRASKA SENDS DELEGATES
Governor Sheldon Will Appoint Men
to Confer on Babjeet of
NEW YORK. April 3. Governors Shel
don of Nebraska, Johnson of Minor so ia,
Beckham of Kentucky and Vardaman ot
Mississippi have accepted Invitations to
send delegates to the national conference
on tiusts called by the National Civic Fed
eration to meet In Chicago in May. These
acctptani-u were received today.
Flftren other governor had previously
aocepted InvllakUousi ts) hva their atatea
SUMMARY OF THE DEE
sue aane Tilt WO Tl
I 2 3 v'v 5 6
7 8 Ok A 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 "f $ (f
FORECAST FOR N KBHAHKA Showers
an'l colder Wednesday. Thursday partly
FORECAST FOR IOWA Fair Wednrs
dny. Thursday partly cloudy, possibly tain.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. DeR. Hour. Dear.
5 a. m 4S 1 p. m
a. m... 44 j p. m
7 a. m 4S 3 p. m 9
8 a. m ; 4 p. m fS
a, ni 5" ip.ni 6S.
lit a. m W 0 p. m 67
11 a. m 58 7 p. m 66
12 in 6li 8 p. m 64
V p. m 63
President Roosevelt In an extended let
ter replies to critics who take exceptions
to his letter regarding Moyer and Hay
wood. He repeats his statement that he
considers tiiem undesirable citixens and
says that the fact that a man Is charged
with crime does not prevent criticism of
his manner of life.' Page 1
Fires In New York kill four men, In
jure twelve firemen and burn 250 head of
horses. Fags 1
President FInley of Southern railway
says credit of railroads should not be
Impaired, as money must be borrowed for
development. Page 1
Charles C. King, president of defunct
National bank at Scotland, S. D., is ar
rested in Chicago on charge of misappro
priating funds of the bank. Page 8
Senator Dorah of Idaho visits tho White
House and United States attorney for
Idaho has conference with Attorney Gen
eral Bonaparte. Page 1
Contracts awarded for construction
work at Fort Robinson with view to mak
ing it a brigade post. Page 1
Secretary Taft refuses to discuss Sen
ator Foraker's challenge for contest for
control of Ohio, but announces that he
will 'not abandon his proposed trip to the
Philippines this fall. Page 1
State Railway commission is seeking to
make state 2 -cent passenger fare law ap
plicable to Interstate business by making
the rate the sum of the locals. Burling
ton road said to be framing up to test
the 2-cent rate bill. State to cut out
middlemen In the purchase of bonds.
Mrs. Julia Sheldon, mother of Governor
Sheldon, dlca at her home In Nehawka.
Weather bureau crop service reports
both temperature and moisture below the
normal for last week. Page 8
Nicaragua may declare war on Guate
mala. Peace negotiations at Amapala
halt. Pag 1
Fire destroys, army and navy arsenal
at Toulon, France... Page 1
Attorneys for Shaw In his fight for city
engineership are. doubtful of winning by
means of their present tactics and are
contemplating a change of base. Page 7
Ladles of the Maccabees and the Royal
Aroanums hold stale conventions In
Omaha. Page B
Rogers' bluff at Nineteenth and Leav
enworth will be reduced to grade after
old brick structure is rased an J fiats
probably erected. Page 8
Union Pacific is expending between $3,
000,000 and $4,000,000 at the summit in
Omaha to perfect the Lane cut-off, reduc
ing its distance from Omaha to the coast
ten miles. Page 13
Eastern authority says Vnlon Pacific
has obligations te be met this fall re
quiring J75.000.000 or $100,000,000, which
must be borrowed. Page 7
Society Omaha Woman's club cele
brates its fourteenth anniversary with
Enos Mills present. " Page B
Omaha defeats Lincoln. Sanders Is hit
hard, but keeps the hits scattered, while
Jones for Lincoln Is pounded hard In the
seventh Inning. Pare 4
Chicago Nationals win from St. Louis
In game in which all the scoring Is done
in first three Innings. 4
MOVEMENTS OP OCEAN BTEAMBSZF8.
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fllHKALTKH KYod dor OroWM.
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HARRIMAN AGAIN ON STAND
Final Hearlnar in Cnse of Stenogra
pher 'Accused of Selling
NEW TORK. April 23 Edward H. Har
rln.un waa the principal witness today at
waa ln the possession of a New York
paper he tried without success to prevent
Alexander Millar, Mr. Harrlman's pri
vate secretary, testified that all the orig
inal copies of the letter are in his posses
sion. IAN MACLAREN IS ILL
Dr. John Watson Cancel. Date, for
Addrea.es and Goes to
OTTUMWA. Ia.. April 23.-Dr John Wat
son (ln Melren), who arrived at Mount
I I'leasant today to adilress the students cf
iowa Weslryi.n university, was taken serl-
oualy ill with tonisllltls and was removed
U a hospital. All Lis engagement have
'WARSHIPS ARE GATHERING
L,areeit Flaet Ever Eeen it Hampton loadi
ia Baady for Exposition.
FOREIGN VESSELS ON WAY TO HARBOR
Great Britain, Germany and Austria,
Will Have Ships at Jamertown
EipoaMloi In Time
for Open lac
NORFOLK, Va.. Apr!! rS.-The great
est fleet of American vessels ever as
sembled in the historic waters of Hampton
Roads 300.000 tons of floating steel was
made ready today to receive the first of i
the vlaltlng foreign battleshlpa and crulsir.
which are from time to time to take port .
In the celebrations which will mark the
progress of the Jamestown Tercentennial
For the opening of the exposition, Friday,
the 2th. the war vessels of Great Britain,
of Germany and of Austria are expected.
One of the visiting Germans, the dark
hulled crlser Bremen, commanded by Lieu
tenant Commander Alberta, IS already In
the roads awaiting the arrival of the
Roon. a big armored cruiser, typical of the
modern fighting craft in Emperor V II- j
Ham. navy The Roon it is expected ,
r . evening, when It will ,
be officially welcomed by a boom of cannon
Admiral Robley D. Evan., commanding
tho Atlantic fleet.
All the American vessels now at anchor
belong to the Atlantic fleet. There ari
ti hi ni
line, wnicn is ;
2,1" ,J I
probably twenty-five battl
cruisers In the far-flung lln
headed by tho Connecticut
government pier at Fortress Monroe, and
which trails away almost to the vanishing
point up the broad channelway leading to
Fleer "n Exhibition.
The fleet has been arranged so as to give
the visitors to the exposition the best pos
sible opportunity for viewing the fighting
strength of the American navy. Th
glistening white hulls, spotless In their new
coats of paint, and the buff superstructures
of the two and three-piped line of battle
ships and armored and protected cruisers
form a marine panorama, as viewed from
the water front esplanade of the exposi
tion grounds, such as has seldom, If ever,
before been presented to the American
public. The vessels are anchored several .
thousand yards off the exposition shore
and, being arranged In huge seml-clrcles,
are visible from every part of the grounds.
Practically every type of fighting craft In
the American navy Is represented In the
positions. Battleships range from the
19,000-ton monsters of the Connecticut and
Louisiana class the forerunners of the
Dreadnoughts about to be added to the
navydown to the all but abandoned old
Texas, the oldest American battleship and
sister of the Maine, which was wrecked in
Havana harbor. The Texas was built at
the Norfolk navy yard many years ago
and, being a local product, is. to remain at
the exposition as a permanent feature of
the naval exhibit. With Its eight guns
and paltry &316 tons of Weight, the Texas,
when ranged alongside the tiiainjnoth Con
necticut, which mounts twenty-four guns
and displaces 16,000 tons of water, offers a
striking example of the progress of the
American navy since the days of 1KS&,
when the Texas and the first Maine were
authorized by congress.
The cruisers of the fleet are all modern
craft, though the variance In size between
the largest and the smallest is us great as
that which marks the heavier vessels of the
battleship class. The armored cruisers
iA U'D.kl, ,v.. v, 11 r.jhj
Tennessee and Washington, euch of 14,500
tons and mounting twenty guns each, are
the heaviest of the cruisers. They can hurl
a weight of metal almost equal to the first
class battleships, while they possess the
fleetneas of the ocean greyhound the mas
sive, throbbing engines In their holds being
capable of the development pf 20,000 horse
power. The smallest cruisers are the Den
ver and Cleveland, of 3.100 tons each the ,
Klri4 elaaft rvf th nroteeteil VWAll nf thn i
navy. In the cruiser class, the most In- I to b-tter the,r n'"" 1"' touch with
terestlng vessel ls perhaps the Brooklyn, """'hern opportunities. It asks from the
the flagship of Rear Admiral Schley ln the i "hern people only the support of public
battle with Cervera's squadron off Santl- I P'nln nnd southern legislatures only
ago, Cuba. The Brooklyn, bearing on Its j uch wUe n1 economically sound conser
after turret the memorial plate simply and vatlsm as has been displayed by the legls
eloquently inscribed "July J, 1898," will also ! lature of Tennessee.
remain a permanent naval exhibit during j "It the rillways of the south are to con
trie seven month of the life of the expo- j tlnue to be the most efficient means for its
Oxher Foreign Vessels.
The British squadron, under command of
Rear Admiral Neville, is expected In Hamp- 1 Ity to show to investors in every security Blrlving to bring about some understand
ton Roads either tomorrow or Thursday, j that the Income Is sufficient to protect their b(,tween the belligerents. Long con
. There wlll be four armored cruisers ln the j Investments, and that future Income Is not feronceB were held today between Assist-
hoped they will be here In time for the
opening ceremonies. The 'vessels of the
other navies of the world will arrive on
dates yet to be fixed. The Japanese squad
ron Is expected May 8.
President Roosevelt will revlt . ' the gath
ered American fleet and the visiting for-
... fmm Out hrlda-e of the Mtvfie.r
. . 1 . u- f . . ,
un rTiaaj lliurnnw uciuio lunoa on tne
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given the right of line.
President Start. Thursday.
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 2a-Pres.
dent Roorevelt will leave the navy yard I
here at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon
on the yacht Mayflower for the Jamestown
exposition. Accompanying him wlll be
Secretary Loeb, several of th. prealdent'a '
children and perhap. some other guests, i
The review of the American and foreign 1
ilna now ln Chesapeake bay wlll oceunv 1
an hour on Friday morntt.g and the re
ception on board the Mayflower by the
president and Mrs. Roosevelt to the offi
cer, of the foreign men-of-war will bein
at 130 a. m. on that day.
Mlaaeaota to Bar Pas.es.
ST. PAUL. April 23 The Joint legisla
tive committee on free passes thla after
noon agreed to recommend a bill providing
that ail free privilege on railroads, tele
graph and telephone line be prohibited
after December SI next.
President Asked 10 Ksulala.
MONTGOMERY, Ala , April r3 -The
Statu Fedcrvtuiu cf liJur In sesiion I. ere
today lrej the president for an expUni
tlon of his alleged assertion that Haywood
and Moyer, the ldalkU laJmera. are uul de
lraAle til lasiia,
enured freighters built alone: the fleet lines . ,7.7 ,7 , -- am nii., --- loUay upon tne resumption or tne Ruer 1 ernor Bteuiienbcrg. If they are gu ty,
0 1,0 eonf"d hvlng a fixed they certainly ouvht to be punl.heY It
ship wilt bTthe God Hope and the com ! d ! !Z re.e o . those enterPrl,9S a result of which It was announced ag to the or nnoceRC, of Ru( f are nct certainly ought
nanlon ship, will be the Argyllle Ilamn i ,ocaMie wh" U " ,fet' important developments may be ex- was at once excused. This afternoon i not to b nun-shed.
.hire and Roxburgh i The vertlaement that any state can , pected within twenty-four hours oro lde.lrl,le C l.ls.n.
shlro and KOXDurgn. I have U the widespread knowledge of tho In the present apparently hopeless state fl . lu.le.lral.le C Itlsena.
The Austrian vessels, the armored cruiser 1 t t fllat ... ,aUr. hj,.. , " it has been determined that of etr,y-nvo or lu0 n&meu be issued. -Biu no possible outcome either of the
Sankt George and the protected cruiser X1 Z,Z , m . .1 w v out ot the dim luy I. by " l" nW a"y fflCla" f the trlal r the my Judgment
A.pem. will arrive either late Thursday!""0" . pr?peT protection w me onijw., ua 7' ! United railroad, who may be placed on as to the uudeslrublllty of the type of cltl-
evening or early Friday morning. It is i f?'"7 . ,0-emoar11 upon pollcle. "Durat. on 01 - '-' ""-VnJ i trial on charge, of alleged bribery In con- ' xenflhin uf thoi-e whom I mentioned. Mesnrs.
wlll be elven positions of honor Inslds th 1 nere ror over jwenty-nve years, no waa uu.iciu... ... - - - , '
7oVrilrt Zerlcan .h.P. renter by trade and has worked In all aay the native, of Port Barrios believe Gtt, nviter H.e. from "nd manifest., and by the utterance, of
during ThTr . 'ay n the road. of the larger .heps In the city and was : thl. fervently enough to begin , work on Chl.aEo. th -on.ro or l ihplre, and hy
nfeen hundred blue Jacket, will b. ono time in business for hlm.elf Ho 1 aandbag fortification, fronting that town. ... the words and deeds of those assocUted
i: "rzv. :i:z,r.!z; ,T J,,,. ,,,. . :k , vrATXr?. "; s: rt a vr::;: t.r'-; t r-',
they conseni 10 an mo ineir i ore en will Del - - t4 t Vi nnant
FATAL FIRES IN NEW YORK CITY
I'oar Men Barn to Death, Others 1 n
jared, Tim Hundred and Fifty
NEW YORK. April a. Four men were
burned to death, SS0 horses killed, twelve
firemen Injured, two of them e-erlously, two
engines overturned and wrecked by colli
sions with street cars, several thrilling res
cues from burning buildings, and property
loss of JX).0OO. That Is the story of the
fire department for the five hours follow
ing l.i s t midnight.
Six different fires on the upper east aide,
in Broadway, on the middle east side and
a big stable lire at Christopher and Bar-
row streets kept the firemen constantly at i
Th. ded .r. fn,r Tt.nn -hose hodlca.
burred beyond recognition, were found In
tm ru,n of ,ne burned gtAble. The fire
. . r,.mna,h t,hi. In the block
between Christopher. Barrow. Woet and
U'ii.iiiiitnn ne TV, .igrmi railed I
out a great battery of fire apparatus. In- the contract to the Graham Construction George- Lawson Sheldon. Jr.. now governor,
eluding two big fire boats, and It was only ! company of Denver for the erection of tho Mrs. Wolph and Mrs. Todd, the latter hav
after a hard fight that the firemen saved ' following buildings. Including field officers' j "B died a few years ago leaving a daugh
the big adjoining tenements and the Palace quarters: Two double captains' quarters, ter who mndo her home with her grand
and Knickerbocker hotels. Two hundred one double lieutenants' quarters, one 1 mother. All live near the old homestead,
and fifty horses which were quartered In ' building containing ten sets bachelor offl- j which Is the home of the governor. George
t,. rrl.he Thm hnitl,.! nf th ' n.r.' ,,o . ,,l,lo rvlr KKP. IjlWSOn Sheldon. the hllShHllli, Who WHS
four ,tallftns were ,n the rulng Bn j
hmlp Bft)r ,he flre haJ Wn extinguished. I
The money , , tms ,table flre lg pIace1
Anotner 8crloua nre ,tarted in the Man- j
ion ,au,,d , Ea8t SeV(.n,y.thlrd street j
and swept through the five-story building,
of th, uppM. floorg of whlcn wpre
occupied as tenements. It was while on .
the way to this flio that the two nre
enB,ne" wore wrecked. The drivers of both !
enK,npg wpre lnJured but u ls not believed
thftt ellher 0f them was fatally hurt. The '
flremn had hard fiht More the laun- i
nry and the tenement house lire was bud- i Fort Robinsop tht following additional
dued because of the lack of water pressure. 1 contracts were let: J. J. Hanlghon,
The families In the upper part of the I Omaha, for plumbing of field officers'
building were- -cut off from escape by the ( quarteri captains' and lieutenants' quar
stalrway but were rescued by firemen. The Ur, $36-t95. for heating of sama to
flre citused a loss of $20,000.
It was in a high building In Woooter
street that most of the firemen were In
jured. Fire had been discovered on the
top floor and the firemen had dragged their
hose up the stairs to fight stubborn blase
In the factory of the R. R. Frome Manu
facturing company. The full company had
reached the scene when ft hack draught
came and the liames and choking smoke
swept over them. A doxen of the men were
blown down a flight of stairs. Several of
them were severely burned .and bruised.
The other -fires were In widely separated
sections of the city.
RAILWCADS MUST BORROW
President FInley of Southern Railway
Bays Credit Should Kot
MEMPHIS. Tenn., April 23.-In the course
of his speech at a reception given in his
honor by the Merchants' exchange here
today, President W. W. Finley of the
Southern Railway company declared that
the results accomplished for the good of
the country by the railroads In extending
their lines lnjo unoccupied territory and
seeking now resources to be developed ln
territory already occupied, would have been
Impossible had they been hampered and
restricted by a spirit of popular and legis
lative antagonism and by repressive and
restrictive laws. The common carriers are
not opposed to legislative regulation within
proper limitations, he said, but there Is a
1 point beyond which legislation ceases to
be regulative and becomes destrlctlve.
; LaWg for the regulation of railroads, in
..... . ... . . . ,
order to be Just and equitable, must af
ford full protection for the roads. aS'Wel
as for the public.
He referred to the systematic effort of
the system of which lie ls the head to ad
vance the development of every locality In
the section traversed by it.
"It Is constantly working," declared Mr.
FInley, "to develop new resources in the
southern field and to bring men seeking
advancement they must extend their facili
ties. The money for this must be bor-
1 rowed, and borrowing power rests on abil-
endangered hv adverse lefiialarion r'nnlts.l
0 ----- "
C. C. Sherwood.
C. C. Sherwood died at the residence of
hit son, WaJter W. Sherwood. 3225 Web-
1 "ter street, at noon yesterday after an
! 1 1 '1 n . u nf neveml months Mr Kherwned
ts an old resilient of Omaha, having been
1 r 1
Funeral of Jooalha. Martin.
BLUE HILL Neh.. April 23. (Special.)
Jonathan Martin, an old settler, who
died last Saturday, was burled Monday.
He was born October 18, 1.18. He was
In possession of a number of farms In
Illinois, Iowa and Ne'uraska, also owned
a number of ttore and lots Id Blue Hill.
He has lived here many years. He leaves
an aged wife, five son and two daugh
ters. One son ls Euclid Martin at Omaha.
Corn Mills In Kansas.
BEATRICE. Neb.. April 23.-(SpeciaI Tel
egram.) The corn mills located at Blue
Rapids. Kan., belonging to Ed Miller of
this city, were- destroyed by fire thla aft
ernoon. Lo... 112, CM), with Insurance of
$4.00U. The origin of the fire ts unknown.
Standard Iluys O.I Fields.
NEWARK. O., April 23,-Edward H.
Everett of this city and August Buxrh of
St. Ijuls have sold their Interest. In tsjc
Illinois oil field to the litar.duM Oil com
pany for t'S".iv:. Tnls Is one of the Uat
oil territories developed recently. Everett,
it I. said, recently drilled la Ute Wiest
oil wail found la IlUnula
an wuuivi x nuaiiHri 1 1 1 v tm l J 1 Itr I LB
IMPROVING FORT ROBINSON
Centraota Awarded for a Dumber af Build
in ei at That Tost
PREPARING TO ACCOMMODATE BRIGADE
l'limblag and Electric Wiring; Go to
Omaha Firms and Denver
Company Gets the Con
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 23. (Special Tele- I
gram.) Looking to the making of Fort
Roblnaon a brigade post, which is part oi ,
the ceneral acheme of Secretary Taft and !
the general staff toward posts In certain
sections of the United States, (juartermas-
ter anerl r F Humnhiev today di-i
rected Captain L. 8. Roudlcz, construrtlug
niLnrtprrimnf -r t Fort linMnton. to award
rack,i at R COBt o ,241.470. I one of th most Prominent and respected
if William Hamilton of Des Moines, la.. I "" ' Nebraska, died two years ago.
wlu wa(ve hu condlllon ln hl8 b.d r.irt- I Mrs. Sheldon was born in Vermont in 18l.
alum,num of contract j and came to Nebraska shortly after her
wm be awarded to him for the following ' marriage. She suffered all the hardships
buildings at Fort Robinson: Two double."' " early pioneers, but only last fall
.tables, guard and shop bulldlnKs, four
gta g , ,b, at ;
ft totai COBt 0f ;(9tio7. If Hamilton will
not waive hlg nrovlslons then tlie con-
tra.t wlll go to the arai,am Construction
W)mpany of Denver, being the next lowest
b.dder at $101,700.
In conjunction with the enlargement of
Hanlghen, 119.1(6; for electric wiring to
F. E. Newberry & Co., Omaha, $5,62.
Illda Wanted on Canal.
The secretary of the Interior ls asking
proposala for the construction of a por
tion of south canal anl structures of
the Belle Fourche Irrigation project in
South Dakota. The work involves 670.000 j the resultant damage ls principally ma
cubic yards of canal excavation, ,'XQ cubic 1 terial.
yards of cocrete ad 1.195 Hear feet of j Shortly after midnight a sentry at the
tunnel. Detailed information may be ob- J arsene.l noticed the glare cf flames ln a
tallied at the office of tho reclamation ser- storehouse used for rope yarn. Hu at once
vice at Crawford, Neb., or Belle Fourcho, ; gave the alarm and soldiers, membeis
S. D., bids to be opened at Belle Fourche
t'hanae of Station of Snrsveons.
Captain Thomas L. Rhoades, assistant
surgeon, ls relieved from duty at Fort
Crook, to take effect ln time to enable him
to sail from San Francisco June 6 for the
Philippines, where, upon arrival, he will be
assigned to duty In the Philippines division.
The following officers of the medical do-
partment are relieved from duty in the I flre was under control It Is reported that
Philippines division, to take effect in time 1 more than thirty men have sustained In
to enable them to sail from Manila July I Jury from falling walls and some of them
IB for fian Francisco and upon Arrival will
proceed to posts designated after their re
spective names for duty: Major Paul Shll-
1 ,ork gurgeoni Kort Robinson; Major Henry
!J,. Flaherr-surgeon, Fort D. A. Russell;
Major John Kulp, surgeon. Fort Meade.
Postmasters appointed: Nebraska, Ida,
Dawes county, Richard R. Ballleu, vice T.
Neeland, resigned. Wyoming Brooks,
Uinta county, Mary N. Splcer, vice W. C.
I Phtnkler, resigned; Myrsvlllo, Fremont
county, Edward C. McKlnney. vice Charles
Pease, resigned; Opal, Uinta county, Wil
liam T. Oolllher, vice Michael Hayes, re-
Upon the recommendation of Congress
man Hepburn, Dr. A. E. Nelson has been
appointed pension examining surgeon at
ARBITRATION JS SUGGESTED
Central America Controversy May
Be Bronsrht to Washington for
WASHINGTON. April 23. The Central
American controversy Is no nearer o set
tlement today than It was yesterday, ac
cording to a dispatch received today at
the State department from Phillip Brown,
the American charge at Guatemala, ca-
bllng from La Union, Salvador.
Mr. Brown. stated tnat tne aeaaioca is
Btill on. He held out no nope 01 an eariy
Both the United states ana mexico are
1 . 0 ..... ii.nn and the renresenta
1 mil an 1 rial j . " -
. . t tr-m Nlramru.
1I1U "l""'" "
Salvador today have been urged to agree
to a proposition of that nature. Should
It be accepted there ts no question, It muntu, r purue. 10
was stated from authoritative sources, j whom any money was paid had no legal
that President Roosevelt wlll be asked to j or official connection with the city govern
sit ln Judgment on the case. meuL
ueDIT V tin
April 23. passengers
arriving here today from Honduras say
: .. . --111 deelnre war nralnst
! President Zelaya wlll declare war against
FOR A PRISONER
Missouri Representative. Join Others
Asking; Clemency for Una
KANSAS CITY. April 23. -The Missouri !
house of representatives at Jefferson City'
. , ... tu trt un L.in.i in a I
toaay, vy . ...
petition to President Roosevelt to pardon
W C. Anderson, who was arrested ln Kan
sas City last Friday and taken b ick to the
federal penitentiary at Fort Irf-avenworth,
Kan., from which Institution he had es-
n In shout two months. They gloats. Cltr (omOlalM that Sioux Kb 1 1 I these men who ltv their r.nhlle utt,iniM
, Vli 1 I'
caped nine years ago. oil company from Illinois, Iowa, Oklahoma, 1 ,hfl formation of societies und in other
Anderson was convicted of breaking Into ' Missouri and Kanta met here today and j ways to Influence the coursx of Justice
a postoffice ln Sweetwater, Ckl., and was passed resolutions endorsing II. H. Tucker, In th!s matter. I have reeelved many such
sentenced to five years In the penitentiary, the Indicted manager, and Insisting that ; letters as you-.. Accompanying them were
After aervlng three year, he escaped and the company is solvent and aliould not be ' newepaper clipping, announcing demnnatra
cam to Kanaaa City, where he went Into reorganized. Manager Tucker said that . tlon.. parade, and mass meeting, designed
busine.1, married and raised a family. He he would Immediately set In operation a i show thti the representative, of labor,
beoiune highly re.pected and Ills rearrest i plan whereby he could raise $75,000 to be without regard to the fact., demand the
) aa resulted ln the circulation here of hun- j used to secure machinery to refl-ie the j acquittal of Mt sm a ' .Hay wood and Moyer.
dreds of petitions to the president asking crude oil now In the various refineries of j Such inert lints can, of course, be designed
that he grant the man a pardon. Thou- the company. Several of the stockholders i only to co:-re court or Jury In rerdortng a
sands of signature tit tue jv.titiuu bar. attendixig the meeting today offered to Uurilict and they therefore deaerve all the
JjilraaWlj taa asMured,
MOTHER OF GOVERNOR DIES
Aged Pioneer of ehmW Succumb.
After An Illness of About
(From n Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. April 13. (Special Tele
gram.) Mrs. Julia Sheldon, mother of Gov
ernor Sheldon, mid widow of the Into
George Lawson Sheldon, died nt her home
In Nemaha at 5 o'clock this afternoon after
an Illness lasting ahnut two weeks, whleh
began with an nttnek of pneumonli
Funeral arrnnirements have not yet been
made, but the burial will not occur before
Thursday. Govcrror Sheldon was at his
mother' home when she died.
Mrs. Sheldon was a pioneer settler of
.ctirnsKa. navmir come to wnai is now
Nehnwka from Vermont In 157. With her
husband she settled on a homestead, which
was her home until he last few years,
when she moved across the town to her
: "'" resilience. Mif i ine nwtnpr m mr
Lchlldren, Frank Sheldon. Vilas Shelden.
8,18 BIil(l she dl1 not Relieve the young poo-
pie of the present day enjoyed themselves
as did the young people of the old d.iys.
Up to within a short time of her deuth
Mrs. Sheldon enjoyed splendid health and
after she was Ti years old she mada tho
trip back east to her old home. Biie was
a sister of Hon. Inane Pollard and lived to
see a son governor and a nephew ln con
gress at the same time.
FIRE IN FRENCH ARSENAL
Lame Qrinntltr of Naval Stores Are
Unrned at Toulon and Thirty
Men Are Injured.
TOULON. April 23.-For the alxth time
within a few months this port has been
stricken by disaster from flre, but this time
of the crews of warships in port and the
employes of the arsenal turned out : to
fight the flames, which spread with Incn dl
ble rapidity. The buildings ln the vicinity
of the storehouse contained 2,000 pounds of
material to clean machinery, 60O0 pounds
of oakum, 50,000 sponges, enormous quan
tities of ballast hampers, sail cloth, linseed
oil and other Inflammables.
j It was late this afternoon before tho
wlll hardly recover.
The cause of the flre is unknown. The
finding of two pieces of fuse of a kind
not used in the French navy has aroused
suspicion that It was not altogether acci
dental. The authorities are becoming more
und more convinced that the outbreak of
the fire was due to malevolence. A num
ber of persons have come forward with
more or less convincing testimony in sup
port of this view. The arsenal police JudKe
wlll hold a special session of his court to
morrow to examine Into these stattements.
A survey of the scene of the disaster
shows that Ave large buildings have been
completely destroyed, while the submarine
depot, the torpedo workshlp and the tor
pedo school have been seriously damaged.
RUEF CASE IS CONTINUED
Venire la Exhausted and Ileceas
Taken Intll Another Is '
SAN FRANCISCO, Arrll 23-Captaln of
Police Mooney, commanding the Burch
street station, was the principal witness j criticisms on his gencrul conduct and man
today before the grand Jury, whoso ses- j ner of life. In my letter, to which you ol
sion was devoted to the investigation of j Ject, I referred to a certain prominent finan
alleged grafting of officers and men of cler, Mr. Harrlman, on the one hand, ard
. the police department, especially among
J saloons, gambling houses and disorderly
; houses. An adjournment was taken until
The trial of Abraham Ruef on the charge
of extortion was also adjourned until Frt-
day, when the task of completing the Jury 1 have been brought against Mr. Harriinan.
will be renewed. I 1 neither expressed nor indicated any opln-
The last talesman of the venire, John ! Ion as to whether Messrs. Moyer and Hay
II. Curtis, a mill manager, was examined ' wood were aulltv of tho murder of Gov.
.1 .1,1, lh. .r,,tl. .V,.
j - "
franchise will plead that they were black-
; RIVER TOWNS IN CONFLICT
Chicago to bloux City are unreakoiiblo
and unjust ab compurod with those given
t'X the defendants from Chicago to Sioux
iFall- nnd that they subject the merchant
and Jobbers of Sioux City to unfavorable
d-scrlmlnatlon. 1 lie .commission Is
I quested to adjust the rates on an equitable
ENDORSEMENT FOR TUCKER
) gtuekiioiafri in 1 ncie s am oil Co
pany Say the Corporation la
KANSAS CITY, April 22.-One hundred
and fifty stockholders of the Uncle Bam
aalaurU to U1I1 t uad,
SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL
Fresidsnt Answers ftrict'.ma on Hecent
Letter Rrcardin Yovtr and Haywood,
SAYS THEY ARE UNDLS RABLE CITIZENS
No Oiinion FxrrMfd Eeeardmr Quilt tt
IniKG'nce of Sttnnenber? Crime.
NO ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE COURT
TB3t That Man is on Trial toes Not Ex
empt Him fro-v Criticism'.
STRONG WORD AGAINST HIS ACCUSERS
President Says Their Ortanlmtlnn In
Demanding Acunlttal Is llulnx
liinctly Whnt They 1'harne
WASHINGTON. April 2-In a let . r ad
dressed to llonore Jaxon of Chlcngii, chnlr
Inan of the "Cook County Moyt r-Hay wood
conference," made public today. President
Roosevelt replied to the criticisms of his
recent letter In which he referred to Moyer
nnd Haywood, officluls tf tho Western
Federation of Miners, charged with Implica
tion In the murder of former Governor
SteunenbiTg of IJado as "undesirable citi
zens." The president s.tys he regrets any body
of men should so far fowt their duty to
their country, as by the formation of
societies or In other way, endeavor to In
fluence Justice and coerce court or Jury;
that they, not he are trying to Influence
Justice and he rnndeius what he culls their
flnrrant Impropriety In' the matter. He
says that he Indicated no opinion as to
their guilt of the Steunenberg murder, but
that It was a simple absurdity to suppose
that because a nuin ls on trial he is free
from criticism as to his manner of llfo.
He said he might as well be accused of
trying to Influence the suits against llar
rlmaii, some of whoso friends hud also
criticised him. Ho said that Moyer and
Haywood stand as representatives of
those who habitually appear as guilty of
incitement to or apology for bloodshed and
He added that he was profoundly Indif
ferent to the condemnation of lilm for his
criticism of tho undesirable types of citi
zens, regardless of tho power of either labor
Text of the Letter.
The president's letter io Jaxon follows:
"Whito House. April 22, 1!7. Dear Sir:
I have received your letter of the l!th Inst.,
In which you Inclose the draft of tho formal
letter which ls to follow. I hnve been noti
fied that several delegations bearing similar
requests are on tho way hither. In the let
ter you, on behalf of the Cook County
Moyer-Haywood conference protest against
certain language I used ln a recent lettef
which you (insert to be designed to in
fluence the course of Justice In the ense of
the trial for murdor of Messrs. Moyer and
Haywood.1.' I ot.tlrely agree with you that '
It ls Improper to endeavor to Influence the
course of Justice, whether by threats or In
any plmliar manner. For this reason I hnve
regretted moist deeply the action of such
organizations as your own In undertaking
to accomplish this very result ln the very
case of which you sieak. For Instance,
your letter ls headed: 'Cook County
Moyer - Haywood - Pettlbone Conference,"
with the headlines: 'Death cannot, will not
and chiill nut claim our brothers,' This
shows that you and your assoclutos are
not demanding a fair trial, or working fur
a fair trial, but announcing in advance
that the verdict shall only be ono way and
that you will not tolerate any other ver
dict. Such notion is flagrant in its Im
propriety and I Join heartily In condemn
Right of Criticism. )
"But ls Is a simple absurdity to suppose
; that liecause any man ia on trial for a given
offense therefore he is to be freed from all
j to Messrs. Moyer, Haywood and Doba or.
, the other, as being equally undnslrabla
1 citizens. It is as foolish to aasert that
this was designed to Influence the trial of
! Moyer and Haywcod as to assert that It
; was designed to Influence the suits that
Haywood and Debs stands as rcpre-
nlatlves of those men who have d-ne as
much to dincrcdlt the labor movement as
the worst speculative financier, of most un
scrupulous employers of labor and debauch
ets of legislatures havo done to discredit
holiest capitalists und fair-dealing business
men. "They stand as the representatives of
!,,,,,-, ,,. T . ,h
.. ,h,e- . ..a
tiees which cut them rff fnmi those who
,M ,v,i, ,..,, movemen
t. In every
wv , Hn..n gllrrirt thc ia.,.
y I Hh-.ll surr-Tt thc la.-b'd!rg and
rc" uprlj-ht r 1 reentotlves of lnlor and In no
wny r-'n I In ttT surp' rt th"ni than by
rtrnwlrir the shnrprst fiossl)lo line between
them on the one h:ind nnd on the other
d thoFe rrnehers of violence who are
mseive. tho worst fo"-s of the honeHt
Attempts to Tnf nfarr Conrt.
"Ix-t me repeat my deep regret that any
"'ay "f n,rn ph"l,;1 "n 'orget their
duty to thi-ir country as to. endeavor by
cwudemuiUou wUuU jroa la f etsr nAtor s
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