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    The Omaha Daily Bee
Quarter Million Dollar Missing, fro
Burlington Train.
Taken from Car En Bout from
Denver to Chicago.
Thought at First Pouches Contained
Only Ordinary Matter.
Theft Believed to Have Been Made
During Transfer of the Bags
from a Track to Postal
What Is liable to develop Into one of the
meat extensive postal robberies in recent
years Is engaging the attention of the
postal authorities between Denver and
Omaha. The amount Involved In the rob
bery Is said to be very large, exceeding
1:50,000, which was shipped bjr registered
mall from a Denver bank to Chicago on
Uurllngton train No. 2. Three through
registered mall pouches ore missing. The
loss of tho pouc?s km first-discovered at
Oxford. Neb., Thursday night by Postal
Clerk Cole.
The Indications are the pouches were
stolen at the transfer station In Denver.
Two of the pouches contained registered
mail from tho Denver transfer potoffice
and one was empty. The seven pouchei
were known to be on the truck a moment
before being placed In the' through mall
car end were receipted for by the postal
clerks. The theft of the pouches Is believed
to have occurred during the transfer of
them from the mall truck to the postal
car. the night of August 15.
These poucnes were due to reach Omaha
over the Burlington Friday morning, but
have never shown up.
Delay Aroaaea Suspicion,
The delay in the arrival of the pouches
in Omaha was the cause of Immediate
search being instituted and at first It
was thought the two pouches contained
but ordinary registered mall. However,
an inquiry from one of the Chicago banks
for an extremely valuable package of
registered mall started the investigation
going. Several of the best known post
office inspectors and secret service men
of the west were summoned to Omaha
Sunday and Monday and the postal train
crew having charge of the mail from
which tho registered pouches are missing
was in Omaha Monday night to see what
light could be thrown upon the matter.
One of the crew is Fred Howland, brother
of Miss Grace Howland, secretary to
Benator Norrla Brown. No suspicion la
attached to the postal clerks and the con-
W lualon is now reached that the ntlr
three registered pouches were never put
in the postal car at Denver, but were
spirited away from the car door or from
the transfer truck In the darkness at the
Denver station Just before the departure
of the train Thursday night.
Could Not Gat Ont of Caff.
That the pouches could not have been
lost from the car or stolen from It is shown
in the fact that the through registered
pouohes for Chicago are plaoed In the back
part of the car away from the car door
and are not handled again until they reach
Omaha. Two clerks are always In this car
and these registered pouches are scarcely
out of sight of on or the other of the
clerks for a moment.
Poatoffloe Inspector I A. Thompson and
Henry 6. Qrogan of the eastern Nebraska
dlstriot are working on the Nebraska part
or the case and a force of Inspectors and
secret service men from Kansas City, Bt.
Ixiuis and Denver are working on the Colo
rado end of the mystery.
The impression prevails among some of
the Inspectors that the robbery was per
petrated by professionals, who were in col
lusion with someone who knew that a large
amount of money was to be sent by regis
tered mail from Denver Thursday night
and kept tn touch wtth It up to the mo
ment the registered pouches were to be
plaoed on the train.
Statement ef Inspector.
One experienced Inspector sold to a re
porter for The Bee:
"It would be a physical Impossibility for
a thief to steal a matt pouch In the depot
from the fact that these pouches are al
ways under the eyes of the transfer clerks
until they are turned over the postal clerks
at the postal car and there they are re
ceipted for. The only one chance in the
world to steal so large a thing as a mall
rack would be during the moment the
pouches wers being transferred from the
trucks Into the car. Some one In col
lusion with the thief could accidentally
drop one or two sacks, the registered sacks
being less heavily laden than the ordinary
mall sacks and It would be spirited away
under th car during the confusion of de
parting trains and a large accumulation
of mall especially on the through mall
trains. Neither could mall sack be
stolen from a mall car where two or three
postal clerks are constantly on duty day
and night."
Cheyenne Cane Cleared Vp.
Th story of a number of packages re
ported missing from a registered pouch
at Cheyenne, appearing in Tuesday morn
ings papers, was cleared up three or four
days ago. A postal clerk had unintention
ally picked up the wrong packages to place
In th registered pouch and when It was
opened at Cheyenne the contents did not
correspond with the recoid of that par
ticular pouch. The mistake was discovered
Wore th departure of the succeeding
mall train, the missing packages were
found la another pouch and the mistake
Superintendent Bntlera Tkeorr of
tho Robbery.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Aug. 20. Three regis,
tered mall sacks containing about S2X.0C0
disappeared from the Burlington train b;
tween Denver and Oxford. Neb., last Bun
day night and the postofflce officials have
Jurt made the theft public Th train left
Denver with seven sacks and but four re
mained when it reached Oxford. De
tectives and postofflce officials are at work
on the case.
Superintendent J. U. Butler of th sixth
division of railway snail clerks believes th
robbery took place Just west of the Ie
brsska line. Both mall clerks were asleep
while lb train was passing over long
stmtches t track with few stations. But
ler believes some one slipped Into the mall
cox and threw sack out of th window.
(Continued on Second Page.)
VeiiNdtr, Aorost at, 1BOT.
V. August iso?
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Temperatures at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. Deg. Hour. Deg.
f a. m oft 1 p. m 69
J a. m 68 ip, m 71
" a. m, . 67 3 p. in 72
a. m 68 4 p. m 73
a. m 60 S p. m 73
1 m S3 p. m 72
H a, m 86 7 p. m 70
13 m 69 8 p. m 63
p. m 66
President Roosevelt, in his speech at
the laying of the corner stone of the
Brovlncetown (Mass.) memorial monu
ment to the rilgrlm Fathers, took oc
casion to commend the sturdy race and
to urge present day people to live up to
their precepts. He said no lawabldlng
person or corporation of the present
need fear the Roosevelt administration.
Pag 1
New York Journal of Commerce says
that Attorney ftenera.1 Unnanrt. ha. A(a
pleased the president and that he may
be removed. Page 1
Governor Glenn suggests that the
Southern Railway obey the new rate law
and place it on trial, trusting to the next
legislature to make It right if it should
prove non-compensatory. Pag 1
A reduction In ocean steamship rates
Is likely In the near future. Pag 1
No casualties reported In the wreck
of the Iron Mountain fast passenger at
Alicia, Ark. Page 1
Evidence being taken in the Lost Bul
lion Spanish mining case in Denver.
Page 1
Judge Frost of Lincoln essays the role
of political dictator, and result is a spilt
In the ranks of the "reformers." Railway
dommlssloners inspecting Missouri Pa
cifies tracks. Creamery agent at O'Neill
to be arrested for violation of pure food
law. Faff 3
Governor Sheldon declined to grant a
stay of execution to Harrison Clarke,
holding this to be in the Jurisdiction of
the supreme court. Pag S
Postmaster H. E. palmer of Omaha
wins his fight to secure the next national
meeting of the postmasters in Omaha.
Pag X
Tramp arrested at Nebraska City and
held as suspected Council Bluffs mur
derer, rag a
Bait rile Against Labor Leaders
to Determine Legality of
Boycotts. v
WASHINGTON. Aug. J0.-A significant
legal action was begun In the supreme
court of th District of Columbia today
by James W. Van Cleave, president of
the National Association of Manufacturers,
to enjoin Samuel Oompers, John Mitchell
and other officers of the American Federa
tion of Labor and several of Its subsidiary
organisations from using the boycott and
so-called "unfair list." Mr. Van Cleave
Institutes the suit In his own Individual
capacity as head of a large manufacturing
company of St. Louis of which he Is presi
dent, whose products are alleged to have
been declared unfair by labor unions, but
the significance of the action lies In its
being a test case wherein Mr. Van Cleave
as head of the Manufacturers' association
seeks to enjoin organised labor from using
ths "unfair" or "W don't patronise" lists
in their federation fight against Arms and
Individuals. The papers were filed hem
In order that personal service might be
Immediately obtained against a large num
ber of th labor leaders named In the com
plaint, who are in 'Washington in attend
ance upon a general conference.
Howard County People Cajs Make
, More Money In Private
.Tiut- .Tma X7 T..1 i S cf t v
j and his son, Leanard, who is county sur
veyor of Howard county, are guests at the
Henshaw. "Everyone is so prosperous In
our county," said Judge Paul, "that we
actually had an exhWon this fall of the
office seeking the man, and In many cases
It was mighty hard to find a suitable man
who could afford to give up his private
business to run for office. The republicans
have a candidate for county treasurer and
all the other places on the republican ticket
will be without candidates."
Doable Crime of Negro at Camden,
N. J., Prompted by
CAMDEN, N. J., Aug. SO. The wife of
Edward Horner, a farmer near Merchants
vllle, and their servant, Mr. Victoria Na
poll, were murdered by a negro today, the
, purpose being robbery. The assassin first
t set fire to the barn In order to distract the
' attention of the household. Charles Gibson,
a negro, was arrested in Philadelphia this
afternoon and on him were found two
pawntickets for watches, one of which was
found to contain the inscription, "Horner.''
Railroad Trnfllc , Is Tted Up for
Fonrth Tim la a
LA CROSSES. Wis., Aug. . The fourth
; severe rain and windstorm of th month
completely tied up traffic on th main line
of the Milwaukee and Burlington road to
day. The Milwaukee track between La
Crosse and Bt. Paul In places Was covered
with fifteen feet of mud. There have been
no trains Into La Crosse sine Sunday on
th Milwaukee road, and trains on th Bur
lington run no further than this city.
Ponr Member of Lo Angeles Combla
Mast Answer Charge of
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Au- M.Th. t
corporate members of the so-called Los
Angeles Ice Trust were today summoned
Ihrto court to answer a charge of conspiracy
In restraint of trade tn violation of th
Cartwright anti-trust law.
Federal Authorities Are Accused of
Conspiracy Against Company.
Official Bay Oil Octopns Has Been
Cnrefal to Keep Within tho
Letter and Spirit of
NEW YORK. Aug. 20. The directors of
the Standard Oil company Issued a pam
phlet to Us employes and stockholders
relative to the fine of $29,240,000 Imposed on
the Standard Oil company of Indiana. The
pamphlet contains a statement from Presi
dent Moffltt of the Standard Oil company
of Indiana and a number of editorial ar
ticles favorable to the company, taken from
various American newspapers. Tho note
worthy feature of the pamphlet is as fol
lows: The directors of the Stsndard Oil com
pany desire to emphasise the assurance
of the company's absolute Innocence of
wrongdoing in any of the prosecutions
lately Instituted against It In the federal
courts. Particularly U this so In the Chi
cago A Alton railroad case, made no
torious by the sensational fine of $3,240,000.
It should be known as widely as possible
that this is no case of rebate or discrimi
nation, but simply of the legality of a
freight rate. It should be known that the
verdict was obtained by the government
upon the most hair-splitting technicality,
aided by the rigorous exclusion of evi
dence that would have removed all pre
sumption of guilt
If tho Judgment be allowed to stand the
company will be forced to pay fifty times
the value of the oil for every carload
carried over the Alton road during the
two years at an open 6-cent rate a rate
used over three competing railroads, for
from ten to fourteen years. The trial Judge
refused to allow proof that the 6-cent rate
was a legal rate. He Insisted that 18 cents
was the only legal rate for oil when no on
had ever paid It, and when It was author
tatively sworn that it did not apply to oil.
To the higher courts we must look for
that calm Judgment which will rescue the
rights of the cltlzon from the fleir.vf pub
lic clamor and from the domain of vindica
tive politics.
Charge of Collusion.
So persistent and adroit has been the
warfare waged with all the overpowering
authority of the federal administration
against the Standard Oil company that It
has been manifestly difficult to get a fair
hearing before the public or In a large
portion of the press, the latter, to Ha great
harm, swayed alike by socialistic outcry
from below and political pressure from
As proof of the latter It may be noted
that in the president's message of Msy i.
190ft, attack was made on the Standard Oil
company for the purpose of forcing the
passage of the bill remitting the duty on
denatured alcohol a measure In which the
company was not Interested. On May 17,
1906, the Issue of Commissioner Garfield's
report on petroleum transportation, a tis
sue of old misrepresentations, was timed
to Influence the Hepburn rate bill then be
fore congress. On May 20, while Judge
Landis had still under consideration the
Judgment In the Chicago A Alton case.
Commissioner Smith's Illogical and partisan
report on pipe lines was maUo public. The
commissioner s second report on petroleum
prices and profits a wholly false deduction
from Incomplete facts was sent In advance
to the press for publication on August 6
In the knowledge that Judge Landis would
fironounce Judgment August 3. Here surely
s evidence o fa combination Influencing
all sources of public opinion, disturbing the
orderly disposition of Justice, sanctioning
In advance and supporting when made the
sensational opinions and Judgments hostile
to the company.
What motive Underlies th campaign of
defamation need not here be discussed, but
for all. friends and foes, and It Is reiter
ated that the Standard Oil oompany Is car
rying on a widespread business of great
moment to the prosperity of the American
people In absolute obedience to the sound
est principles of business and to the spirit
and letter of the law. Attacks upon it of
the kind described are aimed at the na
tion's industrial and mercantile life.
Attorney General Reported to Have
Displeased President No Im
mediate Action Likely.
NEW TORK, Aug. 10. The Journal of
Commerce today publishes a story regard
ing the possible retirement of Attorney
Oeneral Bonaparte from the cabinet. It i
"According to Important Interests in this
city, very close to the administration, the
usefulness of Attorney Oeneral Bonaparte
as a member of the president' cabinet
has culminated. It Is not expected that
Immediate retirement will result, for such
action might be construed as a sign of
weakening In the president' anti-trust
policy, a construction particularly distaste
ful to Mr. Roosevelt, slnco not the slight
est Justification exists Jor It.
"But there is no Question, according to j
the excellent information obtained last j
evening, that the president Is not only not
in sympathy with the recent flippant and !
undignified attitude and the at least doubt
ful legal procedure displayed by the at
torney general, but is in all respects op
posed to them."
The attorney general's policy, the Journal
of Commerce says, It Is understood, la
I uucuiitoy mn mo prcBiaeni s most
trusted advisers, and, it adds, there is ex
cellent reason to believe some important
changes In the cabinet would constitute a
protest against executive endorsement of
Mr. Bonaparte's program.
Secretary Root, for instance, the paper
declares, Is known to have expressed strong
criticism of it, while Assistant Secretary
of State Robert Bacon Is also entirely out
of sympathy with the attorney general
It is not expected. It Is ajated, that any
official consideration will be given the cur
rent strained situation until the president
returns to Washington from Oyster Bay.
Labor Leaders Will Appeal to Saprem
Conrt If First Decision la
Vu favorable.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.-Commentlng
on the wuit of James W. VanCleave. pres
ident of the National Association of Man
ufacturers irain.t TmaMn rsAmn.
- - - uuiiivi. MU
' other general officers of the American Fed
i eratlon of Labor which suit seeks tn
join boycotting and "unfair lists," Mr..
Oompers said today that he would give the
action the utmost publicity In the publica
tions of the federation. He stated that If
necessary the case would be carried to the
supreme court of th United State and
that the federation would make its fight
constitutional ground of freedom of speech
1 and press.
I The suit was discussed at today's meet
ing of the executive council of the federa
tion. It was decided to contest the case, if
necessary, to the highest tribunal.
Absconder Ponnd Dead.
EVAN8TON, Wyo., Aug. JO. (Special.)
The remains of the man found near Smoot
some time ago have been Identified as those
of Alexander White, the Jackson Hoi
Justice of th peace who absconded last
fall with about K.M0 of the funds of th
county. Whit bad evidently attemntarf tn
reach the railroad on foot. and. overtaken '
by a storm, perished la. th open, I
Postmaster Palmer Wins Oat In Hie
Fight for .-the National
ERIE, Pa., Aug. M. (Special Telegram.)
Omaha Is to get the next national con
vention of postmaster. Postmaster II. E.
Palmer of Omaha won in his fight for the
western city, after a hard fought cam
paign. Several days ago Captain Henry E.
Palmer Indicated to The Bee that he was
going to Erie, Pa., to attend the national
convention of postmasters of the first class,
with the view to getting the next national
convention for Omaha. In this Postmaster
Palmer, assisted by Postmaster Ed R. Slier
of Lincoln, has most eminently succeeded,
and the announcement is made from Erie,
by telegraph, that Omaha la to get the con
vention for 1908.
This convention Is th most Important of
the postmasters' 'conventions held in th
country, and comprises the postmasters ot
all the leading cities of the country, in
cluding New York, iChlcago, Washington,
Philadelphia, Boston! Baltimore, San Fran
cisco, Milwaukee, Iftrolt, St. Paul, Min
neapolis Kansas Cltf, Bt. Louis, New Or
leans and such metropolitan cities.
It Is expected thra Postmaster Oeneral
Meyer will be presrlt at the Omaha con
vention next year, aid a strong effort will
be made to secure thl presence of President
Roosevelt. I
Head of United State Express Com.
psay Issnen s Statement to
NEW TORK. Aug. SO.-Charge made by
certain shareholder of the United States
Express company that there has been mal
administration of the company's affairs are
absolutely denied by Senator Piatt, whose
reply as president of the company was
made publlo today, together with the state
ment of accountants who examined tht
A letter addressed by Benator Piatt to the
stockholders three days ago and made pub
lic today, states that the earnings in the
last six months show a large falling off
and that an Increase In the dividend Is
Lynde Stetson, a director In the United
States company, said today that the Wells
Fargo and American Express companies
had obtained their holdings n tho United
States company In the open market and not
by purchase from the company, as charged
by the complaining shareholders.
Said to Be Pnllyj
tp to the Stand-
nrd of
THose In th
PIERRE, S. D., Mig. 20-(Speclal Tele
gramsFormer Congressman Burke, who
Introduced the bill vililch -places the Lower
Brule lands in the narket, which are to
be opened In October, has returned from
a trip over the lands, '. In which he was
accompanied by Register Wheelon of the
land office 'and John. I. Newell. They re-
port the tract, with'' the exception of a
few bluff clalmn aloi ; rbe river, to be of A
a good a quality as the Rosebud land and
no Indians hold Ids; allotments upon It. j
Effort to Be Made to Redeem Old
Colleare Bulldlna-a.
HOT SPRINGS, S. D.. Aug. 3)-(Speclal.)
The twenty-eighth annual conference of
the Black Hills mission closed its session
this morning. The education . committee
submitted its report In regard to the loca
tion of an academy In the Black Hills,
which was unanimously adopted. They
aid they believed the time had com to
open an academy in the Black Hills In
affiliation with the Dakota Wesleyan. uni
versity at Mitchell In accordance with the
plan previously agreed upon, approved by
he board of directors of the university.
The committee believed it best to try to
redeem the property ot the old Black Hills
college here. It can be bought for 413,000,
and Hot Springs has raised its bonus to
The appointments as read by the bishop
were as follows:
Belle Fourche, A. L. Baker; Buffalo Gap
and Cascade, to be supplied; Custer, J. W.
Lucas of Dakota conference; Dead wood
First, Thomas Andrews; Trinity, D. W.
Tracy; Edgomont, K. R. Gilmer; Hot
Springs, E. S. Chappell; Lead, John Hall
of Dbkola conference; Washta, 8. M.
Davis; Nashville, J. M. Gardner; Ransom,
M. C. Roberts; Rapid City, F. F. Case:
Keystone, B. T. Chamberlain; Rubaix and
Oalena, to be supplied; Spearfish, W. R.
Jeffreys, Jr.; Sturgls and Piedmont. G. M.
Carter; Sundance, Terry. Whltewood and
Vail, to be supplied; Robert Tltmarsh,
D. B. Murray, J. L. Dlmmett, W. J.- Getty,
William Mason, return to own conference.
M. C. Roberts was secretary; W. R, Jef
frey, statistical secretary, and John Hall,
Rev. R. II- Dolliver, pastor of the largest
church In Jollet. 111., in the Rock River
conference, who twenty-seven years ago
came to Deadwood as the first home mis
sionary of th Methodist church, was ap
pointed superintendent of the Black Hills
mission, succeeding Dr. C. B. Clark, who,
the first of the month, becomes chaplain
of the Battle Mountain National Sani
tarium. Dr. Dolliver la a brother of Sena
tor Dolliver of Iowa, and la universally
loved and resoected. -v.
Conference meets next year at Custer,
a D. i
A very touching Incident of the closjng
hours of tho meeting was the presentation
to Dr. C. B. Clark, who retires as super
intendent after six year of faithful, hard
service, ot an oak writing desk. Rev. John
Hall making the presentation speech in be
half of the ministers who have served
under Dr. Clark's administration. Dr.
Clark accepted the gift with a heartfelt
response, bringing tears to many eyes.
Improvements In South Dakota.
MITCHELL, S. D.. Aug. 20.-(Speelal.)-The
town of Salem will have an election
on August 30 for the purpose of voting the
Issuance of 18,000 sewer bonds, an Improve
ment that the leading clttsens feel the
town needs. The many new houses that
are being erected there are being built on
a plan where sewerage connections are de
sirable. Many towns In the state are now
getting ready to put in sewer systems.
Planklngton recently voted W.000 for this
purpose and a few months ago Ashton
voted S5.000 bonds for the same end and
work has Just commenced. For a good
many years Ashton has had trouble with
leaking water mains and as a result the
town people have had trouble with water
In their cellars, and they figure that a
ewer system will relieve the unpleasant
Trainmaster Foaad Dead.
CHICAGO. Aug. 20.-W. F. Anderaon,
trainmaster for th Missouri Pacific rail
road at Bt. Louis, was found in k,i
today in a hotel on West Madison street.
All tho Indications point to suicide.
Strikers and Telegraph Companies
Make Contrary Statement.
Operator Are Whipping; Their Em
ployers and Employers Are Lick
Ins; Their Men, According;
to Announcements.
Manager W. W. fmstead of the local
office of the Western Union Telegraph
company says the office did the heavy
day's work of Monday with comparative
ease, and Manager Williams for the Postal
says conditions in his office are better than
they have been since the strlko began. Th
strikers declare the handicap on the tele
graph companies Is Increasing each day.
The striking telegraphers claim the crisis
has come with the telegraph companies.
For the last week the public has been
conalderste, they say, and refrained from
showering telegrams on the big companies,
but It hss now come to a show down.
"The business delivered to the companies
Monday for transmission began to In
crease rapidly," said a striker, "with the
result that last night found the local offi
ces flooded with business. At the Postal
office every available man was cslled In to
assist in clearing up the great pile of
business that had accumulated. Clerks
were asked to take a hand and part of
the men worked nearly all night trans
mitting business that ordinarily Is cleared
up by 9 p. m. Much was left over for to
day." Worse nt Western I'nlon.
. The strikers deolare conditions were even
worse at the Western Union office. They
say the men who have attempted to take
care of the business there sre about
worked out and that Instead of relief com
ing In the way of additional operators tho
available- workmen are decreasing, white
the business Is piling up.
At strike headquarters It was said thus
far not a single desertion had occurred.
The telegraphers' ball team Is arrang
ing for a tour of eastern Nebraska and
games are being scheduled with managers
of various teams. That part of the pro
ceeds which comes to the operators will
be placed in the strike benefit fund. The
ball players are practicing daily at Flor
i ence and will be ready to announce the
lineup of the team In a day or two.
P. D. Sutler, vice president of the local
union, was passing the cigars around
Tuesday morning. A baby boy had ar
rived at his house.
Miss Elizabeth Vanderhoof has gone to
Madison, S. D., to visit relatives until the
strike is ended.
Theater In Which Prominent Actor
Learned Their Lesson of -Greatness.
Omaha I famous as a theater in which
that stirring drama of a man' rise from a
lowly station to fame has been enacted
over and over. In no field Is yiis "more true
than In that of telegraphy. An examina
tion of the-reoorda eema Jto. indicate that
when the big companies wanted .a man
ihnv look d to Omaha for him, and now
several of these men are In the limelight
more than ever as a result of tho present
operators' strike.
Colonel Robert C. dowry, who is now
president of the Western t'nlon company,
Is remembered by some of the earliest set
tler In Omaha. He came here In 1K1 and
remained until 1863 at which time he leu
to accept a position In the army telegraph
service. At that time he was one of the
best operators in tho United States and
It was at the special request of President
Lincoln that he took up this work. He
was breveted colonel at tho close of the
war for meritorious service and devotion
to duty. Since then he held positions stead
ily rising in grade to the presidency of tho
entire system.
Henry D. Estabrook. pioneer of Omaha,
now holds the portion of assistant general
solicitor for the Western Union, with offices
In New York.
J. Levin, who was manager of the Omana
office of the Western Union In 1888, was
promoted from here to be assslstant super
intendent of the Eighth district, with office
in Minneapolis, and from there, was taken
two years ago to be general superintend
ent of the southern division, with head
quarters at Atlanta.
The present general superintendent of
the eastern division. Bclvldere Brooks, re
ceived his early training here. Sixteen years
ago he ws manager at Denver. Later he
became assistant superintendent of the dis
trict In which Omah is located.
The present general superintendent of the
company's Interests In Ban Francl.oo I.
Adolph H. May. who was a clerk In the
superintendent', office In Omaha ten years
ago He rose from that position through
a series of managerships to his present
high office.
Drink Enables American to Conquer
Britons, gay Iowa Phil
l osopher.
B. R. Cook of Cedar Rapids, la., auditor
for the Union Pacific Tea company is in
the city. Mr. Cook is deeply devoted to
the tea business.
"Everybody ought to drink tea," he ay.
"Look at the British, the greatest tea
drinkers on the 'footstool.' What Is the re
sult They are the. most powerful nation
for their site on earth. About 30.000,000 of
them rule half the world. I say this with
out prejudice because I'm not an English
man myself."
"How about the Americans that dumped
the tea overboard in Boston harborT"
asked a friend of Mr. Cook. The question
was a poser and for a time he was wrapped
in deep cogitation. Then he brightened.
"Ah, that was a mere ruse, a piece of
strategy worthy of the king of strategists.
The colonists disseminated abroad the im
pression that they had refrained from
drinking tea. Britain thinking they had
thus been shorn of their pristine strength
sent her hirelings to conquer them and
bind yet more securely her galling yoke
upon their necks.
"But the wily colonists had a vast store
of tea hidden away somewhere and the
fighting men were drinking it at break
fast, dinner and supper to say nothing of
night lunchea. They were drinking more
than tho red coats. "Result, we whlppud
'em. All because of tea."
Mother and Danarhtrr are Held.
EVANSTON. Wyo., Aug. 20.-(Speclal.)
Mrs. Annie L. Bruce and her daughter
have been bound over to th district court
on th charge of murdering their husband
i and father, James Bruce, who died of
j strychnine poisoning near his ranch at
Smoot, this county, on day last March.
Men to Work on the Karma the Most
In Demand In That
tFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.-(Special Tele
gram.) A letter was received today by T.
V. Powderly, chief of the Information
bureau, IVpartment of Commerce and
Labor, from State Labor Commissioner
Brlgham of Iowa, In response to queries
which has been spnt out by the depart
ment to gather certain statistics as to the
class of lnbor required In various sections
of the country. State Commissioner Prig
ham states that Iowa Is most greatly In
need of farm labor. He says that at least
2,009 agriculturists, unmarried men, could
find steady work at good wages, and that
there are opportunities for at least &00 mar
ried men to settle In Iowa and till the soil.
There is also need throughout the state
for a large number of mechanics In almost
every branch of trade, and common labor
ers can find abundant work at good wages.
A. F. Dawson, representative In congress
from the Second Iowa district, arrived In
Washington today. He Joins seven of his
colleagues of the committee on naval af
fairs, of which Mr. Fobs of Illinois Is chair
man, Tho will leave the Washington navy
yard tomorrow rooming aboard the Dolphin
for an extended tour of the navy yards
along the Atlantic seaboard. They will
first visit Norfolk, thence League Island,
from there to New York, thence up tho
coast to Newport, Boston and other New
England navy yards and stations. Tho
Inspection of the nnvy yards Is an annual
occurrence made for the purpose of gain
ing Inside information as to their need
to be used when tht- yearly naval appro
priation Is made up and giving the Inland
representative an opportunity to acquaint
Anemselves with the vessels and their
means of locomotion.
Propose tnnt Southern Rallwny
Make Test of Law Till Next
NEW TORK, Aug. 20. Governor Glenn
of North Carolina Just previous to his de
parture for home last night had a confer
ence with A. H. Thorn, tho general coun
sel of the Southern railway. In speaking
of tho conference Governor Glenn said!
I made two suggestions to Mr. Thorn,
the first of which was that we stop the
taking of testimony until the two suits,
one from the United States circuit couot
and the other from the state court, are ap
pealed, so that the supreme court of the
United States can pass on the Jurlsdlsalon
of the two courts, and that after thllVas
done each party could decide what course
to take.
My second suggestion was that the rail
roads stop their suits and try and live un
der the 2V4-cent rate, and If after giving
the law a trial they ilnd that they cannot
Continue under It and live then they should
apural to the justice ani the fair-mindedness
of the people In the state of North
Carolina to right the wrong, and It should
uo uone.
Mr. Thorn told Governor Glenn that he
would bring his suggestions to the atten
tion of the Southern railway officials and
let him know as soon as possible.
Tramp, Arrested Who la Thonscht to
' Bo Slayer of Council Bluffs
Officer. . .
NEBRASKA CITY, Nek, Aug. 20. (Spe
cial.) Saturday evening a tramp drifted
Into this city and. begging some money,
proceeded to get drunk. It required two
policemen to get him to Jail and that was
only accomplished after they had struck
him a number of times. He refused to tell
where heAame from, where he was going,
I and claims to have been an actor. He Alls
I the description of the man who killed tho
two policemen In Council Bluffs. Tho au
thorities there have been notified of the
arrest. The man gave the name of Charles
i Berger.
The Council Bluffs police have received
no notification of such an arrest being
made and think It improbable the man Is
the assailant of Officers Wilson and Rich
All Agreements at an End and Lower
Fare May Be Looked
NEW TORK. Aug. 20. The general
staemshlp situation, It is stated In ship
ping circles, is at the moment, In a nerv
ous condition. Practically all agree
ments are at an end, and conferences
looking to the establishment of new ones
have thus far proven unsuccessful. The
modern steamers have, as a matter of
fact, outgrown the old agreements, and
the situation may, as a rule, be described
a an armistice, with all lines prepared
to do some pretty severe cutting if they
, are compelled to now that the active sea
; son is virtually over. The only real
warfare, however, is that between the
Russian volunteer fleet and the confer
ence lines. Both side recently cut steer
age rates heavily.
Officials of Iron Monntnln Rond Say
No One Wa Iajnred nt
Alicia, Ark.
BT. LOUIS. Aug. 20.-An official state
ment from the office of the general manager
of the Iron Mountain railroad system this
I morning is to the effect that nobody was
even injured In the wreck of the fast pas
senger train near Alicia, Ark., last night.
The engine and a deadhead mall car and a
deadhead passenger car, neither contain
ing any persons, left the track. The en
gineer and fireman escaped injury. Traffic
1 temporarily delayed. It Is announced
' that final reports of the accident were
greatly exaggerated.
Testimony In Conrt to "how Whether
Lost Bullion Property
Was Real.
DENVER, Colo., Aug. 31). la the case
of the Lost Bullion Spanish mines com
pany, charged with using the malls to
defraud, the defense continued-today to
examine witnesses to prove their claim
that the property located near Sliver City,
N. M., Is a real mine and not a natural
limestone cave as contended by th wit
nesses for the government. Expert testi
mony of a diametrically opposite nature
has beon introduced by both sides on this
Planning Fall Amneement.
MITCHELL, 8. D., Aug. 20. -(Special. )
Throughout the state this fall there will be
any amount of amusement for the people.
In nearly every weekly paper dates are
already announced either for a county
fair, a street carnival or an old settlers'
reunion most anything which will offer an
excuse for a towa to get on th map of
amuaemt ;
President Roosevelt Speaks at Puritan
Anniversary at Provincetown.
Changed Conditions Makes Changes
in Laws Necessary.
Need of Regulation of Interstate
Business is Apparent.
No Corporation ao Powerful That It
Is Above Pnnlnhment -Man Who
Acts Decently Is Pro
TROVINCETOWN, Mass., Aug. 20.-Th.
laying of the cornerstone of the Cape Cod
Pilgrim Memorial monument In the pres
ence of Tresldent Roosevelt, Governor
Guild and distinguished guests completed
today the foundation of one of the most
imposing structures along the Atlantlo
coast commemorating the first landing
within a few feet of Its base of the pilgrim
The Mecca of the day was Town hill, on
top of which Is perched a wooden amphi
theater, the seats of which rise up above
the cement base of the monument. Over
the northeast corner of the foundation
rested the cornerstone.
As the Mayflower entered the harbor a
salute of welcome boomed forth. Passing
the lino of eight warships, the many
yachts and other craft, the Mayflower re
turned the salute.
Previous to litas'lng th president re
celved the comrrrender of all the war
ships. A carriage conveyed the president
to the scene of the exercises, preceded by
a band. The passage through the town's
main thoroughfare was a continuous ova
tion. The exercises at the monument alt be
gan with prayer led by Rev. Samuel A.
Elliot of Eoston, president of the American
Unitarian association. The Maaonio cere
monies of laying th cornerstone wer
conducted by J. Albert Blake, grand master
of Masons of Massachusetts. Governor
Guild Introduced President Roosevelt. When
repeated and prolonged bursts of applause
from the thousands assembled had ceasod,
the president spoke as follows:
Full Teat of Speech.
It Is not too much to say that the event
commemorated by tho monument which we
have come here to dedicate was one of
those rare event which can In good faith
be called of world importance. The com
ing hither of the Puritan, three centuries
ago, shaped the destinies of this continent,
and therefore profoundly affected the dee
tiny of the whole world. Men of other races,
the Frenchman and the Spaniard, the
Dutchman, the German, the Scotchman,
and the Swede, made settlement within
what Is now tho United States, during the
colonial period of our history and befor
the Declaration of Independence, and since
then there has been an ever-swelling Im
migration from Ireland and from the main
land of Europe, but It was the Englishman
who settled In Virginia and th English
man who settled in Massachusetts, who
did most in shaping the line of our na
tional development.
We cannot as a nation be too profoundly
grateful for tho fact that the Puritan has
tamped his Influence so deeply on our
national life. We need hav but scant pa
tience with the men who now rail at the
Puritan's faults. They were evident, of
course, for It is a quality of strong na
tures that their fallings, like their vlr
tues, should stand out In bold relief, but
their Is nothing easier than to belittle the
great men of the past by dwelling only on
the points where they come short of th
universally recognised standard of th
present. Men must be Judged with refer
ence to the age In which they dwell, and
the work they have to do. The Puritan'
task was to conquer a continent, not
merely to overrun it, but to settle It, to
till it, to build upon it a high Industrial
and social life, and. while engaged tn th
rough work of taming the shaggy wilder
ness, at that very time also to lay deep
the immovable foundations of our whole
American system of civil, political and re
ligious liberty achieved through th or
derly process of law. This wa th work
allotted him to do; thl Is th work he did.
and only a master spirit among roan could
have done It.
Shrine of Puritanism.
W have traveled far since hi day. That
liberty of conscience which h demanded
of himself, we now realise must be as freely
accorded to other a it 1 resolutely In
sisted upon for ourselve. Th splendid
qualities which h left to hi children, wo
other American who ar not at Puritan
blood also cjalm as our heritage. You, sons
of the Puritans, and w. who ar descended
from races whom the Puritans would hav
deemed alien wa are all American to
gether." We all feel th sam prld In th
genesis, In the history, of our peopl; and
therefore this shrine of Puritanism is on
at which we all gather to pay Homage, no
matter from what country our ancestor
We have gained som things that tl
Puritan had not we of thl generation, wo
of the twentieth century, here in thl great
republic; but we are also in danger of
losing certain things which th Puritan
had and which we can by no manner of
means afford to lose. We have gained a
Joy of living which he had not, and whloh,
It la a good thing for every people to hav
and to develop. Let us see to It that w do
not lose what Is more Important till; that
we do not lose the Puritan's Iron sent of
duty, his unbending, unflinching will to do
the right as It was given him to see th
right. It Is a good thing that life should
gain in sweetness, but only provided that
It does not lose in strength. Ease and
rest and pleasure are good things, but only
If they come as the reward of work well
done, of a good fight well won, of strong
effort resolutely made and crowned by high
achievement. The life of mere pleasure, of
mere effortless ease. Is a Ignoble for a
nation of for an Individual.
Ease Not Mala Aim In Life.
The man Is but a poor father who teaches
his sons that ease and pleasure should be
thtlr chief objects in life; the woman Who
Is a mere p tted toy, Incapable of serious
purpose, shrinking from effort and duty,.
Is more pitiable 'than the veriest over
worked drudge. So he Is but a poor leader
of the people, but a poor national advisor,
who seeks to make the nation In anyway
subordinate to ease, who would teach th
people not to prize a th greatest blessing
the chance to 4e ujr work, no natter hw