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The Gmaha 'Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVII NO. 80.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1007 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
STATE BANKERS HERE
Nebraska Associate ' ""-onYenes for
Three Da rs ' on.
HUL TALKS i TNANCES
Railroad Magnate Saya V ncy it
Due to Wart and V
Declares Nebraska is Center of Garden
LOCAL BANKERS ON THE LIST
Henry W. Yates, In Addre-ss of Wel
come, Discusses Punlcs and De-
lores Should Stand Together
In Time f Need.
Nebraska banker at the afternoon es-
Ion of the tat convention yeaterday Us- J
tened to addresses by James J. Hill, the i
railroad magnate; Peter Janaen and othera, I
bealdea transacting conalderable routine
business. . Mr. Hill waa not preaent, but
hla addreaa on preaent financial condltlone
waa read by W. H. Buchols.
At the beginning of the session the fol
lowing convention commltteea were an
nounced: Resolutions H. W. Yates of Omaha, J.
W. Whelpton of Ogalalla. C. F. Bentley
of Fremont, E. E. Halsted of Ponca.
. Nominations Mr. Burnham of Newman
Orove, P. H. Davla of Omaha. T. W. Clark
of Harrison, J. O. Lowe of Kearney, H. S.
Freeman of Lincoln, Mr. BabcocK of Has
tlnga. Auditing W. H. McDonald of North
Platte, C. O. Cross walte of David City.
Leella Hoagiand of Candy.
. A motion prevailed authorizing the chair
to appoint the delegates to the' national
convention of the Bankers' association to
be held at Atlantic City September 23 to 26.
A communication waa read from Deputy
Labor Commlsetoner John J. Ryder of Lin
coln aeklng'the co-operation of the State
Bankers' association In the matter of the
labor interest of the atate. The com
munication waa placed on file.
.Importance of Conntry Banker.
Frits Nicklaa of Byraeuee read an Inter
rating papor upon the subject, "The Coun
try Banker." relating that he waa called
upon to act aa arbiter of moat of the
affaire of the community, even to assist
ing patron In recovering atolen . and
at rayed horaea, "The little country bank,"
he aald, "1 Ilk the tittle red school house,
one of th chief educator of the com-.
munlty in which It la located."
E. R. Gurner of Fremont, In a paper on
"The Guaranty ot Deposit."' aald there I
a diversity of opinion among banker aa to
the desirability of such a plan. He ques
tioned the propriety of levying a tax upon
prudent and conservative banka to help out
the. frailties of careless hanks.' Thequtlon
Vh not i4uvbut Would tt be3one. Nearly
' all tank frown upon 'the proposition . of
deposit Insurance. Bank do already In
sure the deposit of favored depositor such
as" state.' county, rnunlctpal, railroads' and
lodge, but there I a kick agalnat the prop
osition of insuring another bank deposit.
The success of all Insurance Is In the selec
tion of the risk. Only the government can
afford to do this, and It alone The weak
ness of the national and state banking law
I that the penalties provided for the vio
lation of banking law are too severe; they
are practically the. Infllotlon of a death pen
alty upon the corporation. Most bank fall
urea are th result of Irregularities. In
surance for the protection of depositors un
der the strong arm of the government
would be a good thing.
Peter Janaen Lands Nebraska.
Peter Janaen of Janaen, Neb., read an
elaborate paper upon the subject of "The
Landa of Nebraska." Mr. Janaen aald In
"Have you ever stopped to think that Ne-
braska la th only atate In this great union
of our that depends wholly and entirely
.upon the surface product of It land for
abaolutely all It wealthT I believe Ne
braska Stands unique In this respect.
"W have no timber, no mlnea, no fisher
ies, no oil, no gas (except that which our
politicians spout and which haa no com
mercial nor any other kind of value). How
ever, a kind Providence ha evened up
things by giving ua the best solLand great
est agricultural resources In the world.
. . "Take Omaha as the center of a quadr
angle, not a circle, extend a line 160 miles
In length either' way, making the aide of
your square 300 miles, and you have a tract
of $0,000 square miles, or S7.000.0TX acrea of
land, which for fertility and agricultural
productiveness stands unexcelled, .not only
... mi i uiifu mates or in Amer- i
lean continent, tut In .the whol world.
They may hav something aa good on some
pf th other planets, but I doubt It very
"And Jut think of It. half of thla mod
srn Garden of Eden comprises eastern Ne
raska. and Omaha Is strictly In It In mora
lens- than ene. ,
Growth of Wheat Cellar.
"Twenty-five years ago winter wheat waa
jnknown In Nebraska. Today we are
:)ased aa a prominent winter wheat state,
nd thl year came very near outclassing
vea Kansas In th amount raised.
"W have not nearly reached the marl
tnunt yield per acre of our land. Intense
:ultlvatlon. Judlclnu fertilizing and last,
iut not least, pur eeed. will In tin,.
loubl our crop. The era of large farm !
and ranches In Nebraska 1 of th past, j
never to return, and thla for several res-
sorts. The labor question la the moat Im- 1
Portent one. 1 have carried n na tfrin- I
acre farm for thirty years, but It la now
getting next to Impossible to get reliable
farm hand even at double the wagta we
used to pay.
"Thla mean that our large tracts of land
will be out up Into eighty and lec-aere
farm, and tilled by the owner and their
fa in 1 1 lea .
"Gentlemen of thl convention, I am well
aware that what I am going to ay next
Is not popular at the preaent day and
will prubably be severely criticised; how
ever. I do not care. I have had to fight
" na only dead nien agree. i
"What I mean to state moat emphatically
I that the owner of the land of Ne-
kak. k . a . '
w ormer, la not the one who
hi. been clamoring for. or I In favor of.
th hot-htaded. destructive policy adopted
oatenalbly for tha benefit of the poor tiller
of the soil by th wlley polljciana. w
hav had too much guess work legislation
of lute, gentlemen, too c,BonU
Th address of Mr. Jsuaen was received
iContluued oa Page Two.)
SUMMARY OF THE DEE
Thursday, Srflemkrr 19, 1907.
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Forecast till 7 p. m.
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vlclnlty
Fair Thursday; cooler Thursday.
For Nebraska Fair Thursday; pooler.
I-or Iowa Thursday fair and cooler.
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Attorney General Bonaparte, In an ad
dress to the National Prison congress,
says society should cease to nourish and
protect lta enemlea. . Pag 1
President A. R. Foote of the National
Tax association, in an address to the Na
tional League of Municipalities, declared
that the franchise tax Is not the best
policy to pursue with public utilities.
Ten million dollar In one year, were
earned by the Standard Oil company of
Indiana, according to figures secured at
the hearing In New York. Earning of
the subsidiary companies were given by
witnesses. Pag 1
Warrants were Issued at Hurrlsburg,
Pa., for the fourteen Individuals con
cerned in the capltol graft exposures.
Case of strange resemblance In Chicago
between two women has been cleared up.
Attorney General Bonaparte say that In
tha prosecutions by the government the
law will know neither rich nor poor.
Member of the Associated Press com
mend the officer for their course In
handling the strike. Pag 1
One hundred persons are reported lost
In the burning of a ship near Nanking,
China. Page 1
Three hundred Chlneae are reported lost
by the destruction of a ship In Bristol
Bay. Pag- 1
E. J. Hatner visited the member of the
railroad commission yesterday and be
rated them for not putting Into effect
the Rock Island schedule of cream ratea
for Nebraska. 'age 3
Judge Jackson realgns from Supremo
Court soramlsslon and Judge M. B. R4e
to appointed to the position. Pag a
MOTBltSaTTS OP OOBAJT BTBAMSKXPS.
Port. ajtIt.4. tailed.
NBW YORK... . OroaMr Kurfurat.
VEW YORK..,. Malllg OUT
KICW TURK.... Burop
JAIL BREAK PLOT KILLED
Clever Scheme I Foiled by Omaha
Officers, Who Catch the
A clever plot to deliver a prisoner from
the county Jail at Canon City, Colo., haa
been unearthed by the Omaha police since
the arrest of Frank Farney, who waa In
that prison awaiting trial on a charge of
highway robbery, but escaped and made
til way as far a Omaha. Farney was ar
rested Sunday by Officer Brugman and
L. A. Smith. He waa booked aa a sus
picious character and It was discovered he
had escaped from the county Jail at Canon
City by giving his guard the slip and hail
lived In a cornfield until h could get out
of the state. While In Jail he was found
to have had forty-five rings of varying
value In his possession. From . an
Omaha florist he had bought a
huge box of American Beauties
and ordered them sent to a fellow prlsoper
In the Canon City Jail. The package waa
Intercepted by the Omaha authorities and
examined. . It was found to hold a false
bottom and In the apace were six finely
tempered aw and a note. The note ex
plained that the saw 'were the beat that
could be gotten and If they did not work
Farney would aend a lawyer to help get
his friend out of jail.
A letter wa sent ahead to the author
ities at the Jail and then the box wa
allowed to go on to it destination. Aa
soon aa it arrive the police there will
else the man to whom It Is delivered and
Mr. Farney' very clever plan will be
frustrated. The sheriff ha wired Captain
Savage of Omaha to hold the prisoner
until they can come for him.
SWITCHMAN JrtEETS DEATH
George A. McCall of Conncll Bluff
I Killed In tho Omaha
George A. McCall, brakeman on the
Illinois Central riving at Z1M Avenue D,
Council Bluffs, waa killed at 7 o'clock Wed
nesday morning, by a freight train at
Twelfth and Grace streets. He caught hla
foot between the rails at a switch and was
crushed by the rear ears of th train,
which were backing toward him. He wa
T! years of age and 1 survived by his wife.
HI mother and other relative are also
resident cf Council Bluff.
The body waa taken In charge by Coroner
Bralley and waa taken to Council Bluff
Wednesday afternoon. The Inquest will
b held probably Thursday morning.
FIVE CENTS LUMBER RAISE
Inereae Freight Ratea from Went
to Omaha Net ao Much
It Is t cents Increase on lumber from th
Pacific eoat to Omaha and not 10 cents,
after all. The advance copies of the tariff
received ln Omaha a few day ago were
Incorrect, aa they proclaimed a 10-cent In
crease la th rates. Commissioner Oulld of
th Commercial cli-Jb haa just received an
official tariff heet and find th advance
I S cent, while it I 10 cent to Mlnne
a polls, St. Paul, Chicago and St. Louts.
Even at that the rate to Minneapolis is
S cnt lower than tt la to Omaha.
Th tariff on lumber fllla a book of 3X0
page and it required two carload of pa
per for th edition.
1 em .
FRANCHISE TAX NOT FAVORED
Allen R. Foote Delivers Address Be
fore Municipal League.
GOOD SERVICE MAIN ESSENTIAL
Explosive Privileges, Together with
Perpetual, t'atused Franchisee,
Bald to Be notation of
NORFOLK. Va., Sept. J. Allen Ripley
Foote, president of the National Tax asso
ciation, and commissioner of the Ohio
State Board of Commerce, delivered an
address before the eleventh annual meet
ing of the League of American Munici
palities here today on the subject of "Low
Rates for Public Service vs. Franchise
"The moat useful tax to place on public
. service corporations." said he, "Is to re-
quire them to provide a service capacity
J much greater than Is sufficient to supply
'present demand, and to extend their ser
vice line beyond present paying limits,
thus causing them to serve as a factor In
Improving and building up the ever wid
ening limits of the municipality. Increasing
and diversifying the Industries of Its In
habitants and contributing to their com
fort and prosperity. Investments In publla
service utilities should be limited only by
the requirements to be provided for, and
the right of way for their service lines
should be unobstructed."
Continuing, Mr. Foote said In part:
Rnhaneed Cost pf rnbllo Service.
Taxe upon the property of public ser
vice corporations not only enhance the
vice corpomiions mil only eniimiuc m i ' i . . . .
cost of the users of the services, but they h, favor of frequent examinations, but ! aa"rcsscs In which they urged all mem
accomplish thla for the benefit of non- every twpr,ty mlnutes was too often for i bvTB ot the committee to stand by the
users and alien property owners. All per- inertor to come around to an lusur- officer by working for the success of
sons are not usera of these servloes, nor Is j n inspector to come around to an insur- ,,
It nmiwrlv ...n.ul Ku aiieh naers hut alliance nfflre unit "eamln" He am not In ' " rr man on me UCKei.
property wlihln n municipality is taxed.
If the property of public corporations is ' . . .
not taxed, the tax on all other property .Politic further than to keep a line on the
may be Increased a trifle. Thl Increase men who are running for the legislature
would fall upon the property of nonusers and endeavor to engage tholr support of
and alien owners, and equally with that of . ,, . . .,,
users, but the user of the service would j fraternalUm. The members of the Insur
he benefited by the decreased cost of the : ance departments, he said, were afflicted
services to them. When a user of a public with the "old line mnnla." and it hnd to
service votes to tax the property or the i . ,w ' A ...,, k
franchise of the corporation rendering the worked out of their system by the
serlvca he votes to reduce the taxes of fraternal men. An explanation of the new
Urn property owners and
generously pays the amount he thus saves
for them out of his own pocket. Taxes on
the means by which a supply for a need
Is produced are a part of the cost of pro
ducing the serVce.
should not be adopted unless the interests
of the people are well safeguarded by leeal
requirements that will make It certain thnt
they will receive offsetting advantages In
correspondingly low charges for services
I rendered. The demands of economic law
should find correct expression 1n the con
ditions created try statutory laws.
Securing- Best Reanlta.
To secure the best possible public service
at the lowest practical price, economic law
, First That a public service corporation
auch need perpetually.
11 accounts shall be hon-
aKdi.CKrr,1,y. 5'pt: th.at economic :He wa, about yeBrg ol(; He had V(,d
thrift shall be Insisted upon In every de-! , ...
partment: and that charaes-for the use;1" trl--t retirement nt Qrent River for
of these services shall- bear a fixed rela- ; nearly twenty year, having moved there
tion to the necessary cost of production. from this city, where his father had ac-
Lnder a system of state regulation, everv ,.., . , , , . ,. , , ,
Interest of users, of municipalities and of ; cumulated, hla fortune. The Taylor place
th atate. will bo bent served 'b? granting j I one of the fines m; the Island. ;
exclusive, perpetual nd- untaxed fran- By hi father's will Mr. Taylor received
Snd income frcm, I20.00TMW, the principal
service corporations can render the best;'" ne,1 ln trust, however, and the aon
obtainable service at the lowest profitable ! was not allowed to toush It. Though th
secee'rharrheVare'dolrigr" ' j "VT "V0"' VMflnoM' lt "
j thought that before he died he had ac
Experlence of Michigan. cumulated by saving a fortune equal If
Mavor W. W. Todd of Jackson, Mich.. ( no. .urierlor to that left him h. hla f,m,er
.spoke on "Low Rates for Public Service Jn President Lincoln's administration, Mr.
j Against Franchise Taxation," before the j Xay,or waa ln the conlllInT Brvice and
j annual convention of the League of Amer- was stationed In London. There he met
lean Municipalise here. He said. In part:.Mril. VeiBy Head, an Kngllsh woman, and
tloave'ht mTOth.?rVnrnf T " u-rt' r'"d C0"fld""
the public corporations have not borne tlal ecretarr. She came with, him when
j their just share of taxation. Their financial ! he returned to this country and she wan
i ftSuXo. hTWftflVhcr l rh.rfhl hme 81 R1V"
to the detriment of the people ln many June ,J or lms 'ear, wnen she died, leav
cases. Michigan believes In equal oppor- lng property valued at $165,000. Mr. Taylor
i'cuiesKe t&rmo8ro ""rdla" f Mr' ""'
derive their powers through the legislature. I teT Lena. Five or six year ago this
The legislature ln WW) on the recommenda- daughter married Frederick William Hod
tlon of Governor Pinaree renealed the chsr- .
ter of the Michigan Central railway and i "T . t 'T B"r ,lnrr' ne w" a,s
compelled the railroad to carry for i cents inherited by her mother, whose will left
per mile. ' pnly 15 to her daughter. It la expected
SdnrnVthircouV;;: for it uv
beneficial to the people, but to the rail
roads aa well
The former paid less for their tranlpor-I
tatlon. aud the latter, through Increased
traffic, obtained better revenue.
Two-Cent Fare In Michigan.
Mayor Todd also related to the movement
which brought about the 2-cent fare In
Michigan. "I mention these facts simply
I to show that the great corporations In
i Michigan at least (and I think Michigan
! Is no exception to the general rule) have
received special favors In years gone by,
and that It only requires an awakened pub-
11c conscience to secure the treatment from
these public service corporations to which
the people are entitled."
He further aald:
The Michigan law forbid the taxation
of franchises as such, but allows the corn-
mission to take them Into consideration ;
In fixing values as a whole. It la cleur to
my mind that the real object of any public
service corporation, ao far as the people
are concerned. Is to serve the public fairly.
impartially and at just and reasonable
T&.'cannVt jb? Slt.."1,
hardly think. Indirectly, accomplished by ' ' that we eat too much. So fierce ln some
imposing a franchise tax, for while such a i quarters is the propaganda of dietetic asce
proposltion may go a long way towards I T. . , j . - . . lb
equitable taxation it falls to accomplish i tlBm that ln drea(1 of belng suspected of
the .aforesaid object of these coruorati.ms .
vl: that of Just and reasonable public
me main onject or all legislation. It seems
to me, should be service to the people at
Just and reasonable rates.
All Property on Sam llaala.
The state, so fsr aa state corporations
are concerned, and the federal government,
so far as Interstate commerce is concerned,
have ample power to reiiulate these cor
porations, Inasmuch as there Is a way to
oblige these companies to pay their Just
share of the taxes, as has been demon
strated ln Michigan by ad valorem valua
tions, it seems to tntt It Is the height of
Wisdom to Insist thrOUah leaialatlun unm
such reasonable rates as investttKailon will
-ui.il i r.wjiiRum raiea aa mvesiiiKaiton will
uemonairaie can De imposed, and at thai
same time put all coroporate' property for !
h.?ownnePdUCTdrv"dXme bM" W'1"
The question Is a bla one. but th- .n.n i
for equal and exact Justice which during
country 'ilk. in epidemic? U PES MOINES, Sept. lS.-(8peclal Tele
It seems to me, thla. the greatest problem ' d,4rhage done have not been ascertained, 1 gram.) Ralph M. Cloughan, who says he
now before the American people. j but it Is known that many of the passen- ; Is a dentist of Omaha, was slugged and
unBUBunnnnaannBnBaannmmnnnnjBaBBB, ! trAr U nil rrtl Taj a pa niltal,,! .1 u i l 1 I. 1 1 1. I .
MISSISSIPPI ROADS INDICTED
Grand Jury at Jackaen Returns Trui
Bills Becnuso of Iaannnc
JACKSON, Miss.. Sept. IS. Following un
the indictments returned several days ago
charging th Illinois Central and th Yazoo '
tt Mlaslaslppl valley railroads with Issu- I
lng passes to persons not entitled to sjch ',
under the law, the grand Jury of thla
county has reported true bills against every
railroad In th state, both Intra and inter
state for their alleged failure to file state
ments showing the number of passes issued
and to whom, as the law directs.
Brothers Drown at Slons City.
ST. JOSEPH. Mj.. Sept. 1.-Edwsrd aid
Thomas Johnson, brothers of Sioux City
la., were drowned here last night by tha
capaUing v skiff la tbt Missouri rlvar.
INSURANCE RIVALS at peace;
C. Root Says Old-l.lne Companies
nnd Fraternal Hare t ome
DBS MOINES, la., Sept. 18.-(Speclal -"Members
of the Iowa Fraternal conRress,
there Is no more war between the old and
the new line companies," said Joseph C.
Root of Omaha, founder of the Woodmen of 1
"Representative of both the old and new
line companies met recently and decided to
call off the war. There will be no more
strife. A gentlemen' agreement was mado
by the member of the committee and both
side will abide by their decision.
"When the committees were In session we
told them that If they persisted In making
new exactions," continued Mr. Root, "and
adding new requirements to the law, we
would commence to sell old line Insurance
and endowment, policies, and then they
would 'have all the beneficiary societies as
competitors, whereas now the beneficiary
societies are Intended for fratf-rnal pur-
pose and to protect the home, tyid are not suggested by the candidates and every
competitors In the broader field with the vote taken waa unanimous. Addresses
old line companies. The old line men saw. I were made by the officers and by all the
where they rould be benefited by a de- candldatea present. In which each one
claratlon of peace, and it wns decided then ! pledged himself to work for the entire
and there to call oft the strife." i ticket.
Mr. Root was on the program to spea!i The committee was called to order by
on the subject, "lieglslntlor. on Fraternal A- J- Donahoe of the old committee and
Rates What Attitude Shall We Assume?" j t,ie rll of delegatea. was called by Frank
He expressed himself as In favor of "acle- Woodland, the retiring secretary. Mr.
quate rates") and told the history of the j Donahoe opened with a statement asking
Anclont Order of I'nited Workmen, which th new committee to stand as a man
endeavored to operate on the "current ex- I wlth tne chairman for the election of the
pense" basis. Furthermore, he declared i entire ticket and this sentiment waa vlg
that the atate Insurance department de- J orounly applauded. Mr. Leurned was not
manded altogether too many Inspections Pr"ent. being out of the city, and Mr.
and explained that coming us often as the ! Kwaneon took the chair a soon as lie
state demands they work a great hardship j wa" elected. Mr. Riepen also took the
nn th. eomnsnlen Tie stsieH thnr h. w. ecretary' desk and both made abort
favnr of fr,trnal rnmranl.i nlna- Into!
: line system, he declared, would help the
cause of the fraternal societies to name
the next auditor. Merely keep tab on the
men going to the legislature nnd then go
to them quietly and plead your cause, was,
j In opinion, the best way to get the de.
SON OF MOSES TAYLOR OEAD
Darin 111 I. on l.lfe He Received
Income on Fortune of Twenty
NEW YORK, Sept. IS.-Georfre C. Taylor,
son of Moses Taylor, who was considered
Is dead at his home at Great River, I I.,
i after being In- feeble health several years.
:,hat Mr-Taylor ;n hj-wi" may
some provision for his ward.
r-vPCCeilC niCTIMO nDBnrrnlnlarl"' Those who spoke were Robert
, fcAOLool V t UltlINU UrrUotU ' Smith, E. F. Bralley, Frank Furay, E. G.
Noted Knulish Physician Declares j
Craxe for Getting- Thin Is
t'nrrlcd Too Fnr.
LONDON, Sept. 18 -Sir James Crichton
Browne, in delivering the presidential ad
dress at the annual meeting of the Sunl-
! ,ary Inspectors' association at Llanduno,
referred to the English meat supply and
urged the addition of private slaughter
houses and the providing of abbatolrs and
a central office for meat inspection. Then
people no longer Would find "prise Christ- j
mas fat beef absolutely Ailed with gener
alized tuberculosis." He added: "If Chl-
cago has Its jungle, London has'lts dismal
swamp." ln another part of his address
the eminent physician denounced what he
described as the prevalent craze for get-
ting thin. On all hands, he said, the cry
gluttony, people only indul.-o their health
appetite in secret. This craze, Sir James
xarA i j . . . !
" ueuimy wnicn i
sunerers tnereirom were seeking to com-I
bat by Indulgence in alcohol and narcotics. I
HUNDRED REPORTED BURNED !
Japaneae Meunier Tnfoo Mnrn De- '
. . '
atroyed ler ISnnkln nnd ;
Casualty Mat Great. j
SHANGHAI. China, 8pt. 1S.-A Japanese!
steamer, said to be the Tafoo Maru. h.a '
, , .
uuihto mice iuur on tiling Kiang, :
on the right hank of the Yang Tse K'lanx !
0r,y-five mlU- tTom Nonk,n' " :!
Ported that 100 lives were lost. The Tafoo
Maru la still on fire as this dispatch is tor-
mated that 100 lives were lost.
" juioo amru, iiirmeny tne Tahung
Maru, Is of 1,75s tons register and Is JO0
feet long. It was built In Japan in lKud and I
belongs to the Osaka Shosen Kabushlkl j
company at Osaka.
CANADIAN ENGINEER ARRESTED
. nm,t"' ' -
Authorities C ensure Dominion Hall.
rod for Paulas Inrsuerl-
nru on Ira I a a.
TORONTO. Out., Sept. 18.-The coroner s
jury invertigatluf the recent wreck on the
Canadian Pacific raiiway at Calendonia
ln which seven people were killed and otn- '
:.. ..iju.en. , s report today and this morning to the effect thst 100 Chinese
directed the arrest of Engineer Hodge and have been drowned In Brlatol Bay, Alaska
Conductor Grimes. The Canadian Pac.hc Up to i-oon no confirmation had been re
Railway comrany was also blamed for celved. but it Is thought to have soma
putting Inexperienced i-u ta cbarg. ul j connection with the rumor that an un
1 " . 1 known shlu wa lost la Bristol Bsyy
HARMONY TIIE WATCHWORD
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Organizes for Campaign-
EVERY VOTE IS UNANIMOUS
Committeemen Selert Victor Rose
vrnter aa Donnlaa Coanty Dele
Kate to State Platform Con
vention nt Lincoln.
Chairman KTlOg XV. LllaKID
Vice Chairman . P BWAHBOIf
Secretary O. K T. KIEPEIf
Treasurer W. S. BHOAOSS
Delegate to Itat Convention
These officers, were selected yesterday
afternoon at an enthusiastic meeting of
the republican county central commltte-j,
at which harmony was the watchword.
There was no opposition to the officers
Senator B. F. Thomas nominated Victor
Roscwater for delegate.,
"Action by the other counties," he said,
"show they are sending their strongest
men to Lincoln. Governor Sheldon, Con
gressman Boyd, Senator Aldrlch and ex
Seiiator Currle have already boen choa-'ti,
and Douglas county should send aa Its
delegate the representative of the leading
republican paper of the west."-
Victor It oae water Speak.
The election of Mr. Rosewatcr was
unanimous and he was called for an ad
dress. "I thank you very much for thl vote,"
he said. "It Is seldom that we And a
'meeting as large as this so unanimous,
and lt angurs well for the success of the
ticket this fall. I believe with the chair
man that every man on the ticket can be
supported by all republican and I be
lieve every man will be elected. At the
same time we should see that the entire
vote of the party Is registered and polled.
"So far as the state convention la con
cerned, lt Is only to formulate the plat
form. At the same time thlo Is very
important and lt may have an Important
bearing on the result. I will try to see
that lt is made up so as not to alienate
any element necessary to the success, of
the party In this county. I hopa when
it Is formulated It may be such as may
be subscribed to oy .every, republican in
The committee gave the chairman power
to appoint such committees as may be
rTeeessary to carry on the campaign and
the committeemen were asked to suggest
candidates for precinct officers ln their
respective precincts where vacanclas
exist. Suggestions for the filling of the
ticket In South Omaha were left to the
delegates from that city.
Thanks Donnhoe nnd Woodland.
By a rising vote the committee, on mo
tion of William Kennedy, extended Its
thanks to A. J. Donahoe as chairman and
Frank H. Woodland as secretary of the
old committee, and both responded with
Senator B. F. Thomas waa called on for
remarks and in response pointed out that
though the republican platform of last
fall contained some radical planks which
were opposed by the corporations, the
party had fulfilled every pledge and could
go Into this campaign with the cunftdence
of the people back of tt.
At the close of business the candldatea
present made their, bows and brief re-
I Rninmnn. T J. Tralnor. Bryce Crawford
and jIarry q Davis. The committee ad
journed to meet again at the call of the
LAW KN0WSJN0 PARTIALITY
Attorney General Bonaparte Say
Wronsrdoera of Whatever Sta
tion Must Suffer.
CHICAGO, Sept. 18. Attorney General
Bonnpart. held a three hours' conference
today with District Attorney 81ms, In which
I the attitude of the government ln the Chl-
c0 AUn lmmun,tjr 1ueuon wa one
' of the matters considered. After the con
ference Mr. Bonaparte said: "I do not
feel at liberty to give any Information on
that subject prior to such action as will
be taken when the grand Jury recon
venes." . The attorney general denied that there Is
""r 'fiction or discord ln connection with
the i,r"powd immunity. Mr. Bonaparte
said that the sovemment has not vet de-
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'omblne wl be Prosecuted under the civil
or crimlnsl law. Asked aa to the policy
ment of Justice In enforce-
new anti-trust laws, the at-
torney eneraI "P'led: "The penal statutes
will be enforced against all wrongdoers,
Tich ur poori tru(tt ma(fnate, or counter.
RAI PH M HI nilHHSM CTnDDCn
,. mia w nuuuu
Claiming; to Be Omaha Dentist
aerloualy Injured nt De
i also of Omaha. Ha hai disappeared and
cannot ue round. Me is believed to be In
a serious condition by ths police,
The Omaha directory does not give th
name of either person mentioned In the
SHIP IS REPORTED AS LOST
Report that Three Hundred Chinese
Met Death In Brlatol Bar.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Sent. lla.An nnnn.
firmed report reached Seattle at o'clock
BONAPARTE ON 1 PUNISHMENTI
Attorney general Says Society Shoolit j
Cease to 'onrlsh nnd Protect
CHICAGO. Sept. 18. Today's session of
the National Prison congress was held at
Chicago university nnd the principal fea
ture was an address by Attorney General
Bcnaparle on "Punishment nnd Pardon."
Mr. Bonaparte spoke of the value of
discipline as having "a miraculous power
to radically change human nature," and of
the necessity of Insuring obedience to th
sovereign will by punishment of disobe
dience. The efficacy of any form of pun
ishment, however, said the attorney gen
eral, must he judged by Its results to the
community In diminution of crime. Its ef
fects nn ' the law breakers themselves,
while worthy of note, are, he said, of vastly
"The habitual criminal." said he, "Is
product of modern civilisation. Our an
cestors would have hanged him for hla
first felony, or he would have almost
surely died of the maladies then epidemic
In prisons while awaiting trial for his sec
ond one. I would not have men hanged for
trifling thefts, but I would have modern
society cease to nourish and shelter Its
proved and Inveterate enemies."
Mr. Bonaparte said he had seen no rea
son to repent of hla suggestion, made ln a
magazine article some years ago that an at
tempt to commit capital crime ought to
be made Itself capital, and, that a. fourth
commission of a major crime should
render the offender liable. In discretion of
the court of the death penalty.
As to the power of pardon, "this," said
Mr. Bonaparte, "exists and can be right
fully exercised only for the public benefit.
The wishes and Interests of the culprit or
of his family or of hla friends are imma
terial. "A story Is current In Washington of a
congressman who Indignantly resented the
failure of the Department of Justice to
recommend clemency towards one of his
constituents because ho understood a rep.
resentative '".as entitled to three pardons
each session,' and this was the first he
"If I ever advised the president to ex
ercise clemency for no better reason than
! becauso I felt sorry for the prisoner or
those Interested In him, I should feel that
my conduct had differed, Indeed, ln degree,
but not In kind, from what It would have
had . I given such advice for a bribe
OKLAHOMA CONTEST IS CLOSE
Both Side Claim Governor,
Result on Prohibition 1
OKLAHOMA CITY., Okl., Sept. IS, Up
to noon today but few returns from yes
terday's election additional to those re
ceived last night had come ln and neither
republican nor democratic party manager
were In a position to make fresh estimate
on tho result.
The reports so far received Indicate that
the constitution was adopted by a large
majority, but the result of tbe vote on
state-wide prohibition is In doubt and may
not be known for some time. It was
claimed here today that Thomas B. Fer
guson, republican ex -governor, had been
elected to congress In the Second district,
aver .B. L, Fulton (dem.), whose election
was Indicated last night, ' '
Other candidates for congress appear to
have been elected as follows: Bird 8.
McGuire (rep.). First district; Frank Hub-
j bard (rep.). Third district; C. D. Carter
(dem.), Fourth district; Scott Ferris (dem.),
Both sides claim the election of governor,
with Charles N. Haskell, democrat, ap
parently leading by a safe majority over
Governor Frank Frantz, republican. The
election of a democrat legislature, which
now seems probable, means the election
of T. P. Gore, the blind orator, and R. L.
Owen, nominated at the prlmilcs ln June,
to the United States senate.
i OMAHA ROAD HAS WEAK CASE
l t'nnsnnl Request Mnde of Federal
lonrt ln Fight on Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Sept. lS.-Judge Thomas Wil
ton, attorney for the Omaha railroad, In
the hearing before Judge Lochren In the
federal court today, on the motion for a
temporary Injunction to restrain the state
from putting the new freight rates Into
effect, requested the court that If any
Order was made not to disturb the status
quo ln the matter of ratea until the case
could finally be determined nn Its merits.
If the court heeds Judge Wilson's request
the present i-cent passenger rate recently
put Into effect will not be disturbed, even
If Judge Lochren grants a temporary re
Judge Wilson did not explain why he
made this request, but It Is surmised that
lt Indicated a weakness- In the railroad's
contentions that the state has no right
to regulate rates which are Interstate ln
AUTO LAWS T0 BE PUSHED
Amerlcnn Association Will Agree on
. In I form Legislation for
NEW YORK, Sept. 18 -Presldent W. H.
Hotchklss of the American Automobile as
I spclntlon will arrive here today from Buf
I falo to meet a number of officers and other
i Interested to discuss several questions of
j Importance preparatory to the regular
meeting nf th American Automobile asso
ciation directors tomorrow.
The bill of Charles T. Terry, chairman
of the American Automobile association
legislative committee, for equal state auto
mobile laws, which haa been revised dur
ing the summer, will be discussed, as 'it
la the Intention to lay this bill before th
legislatures of several states this coming
year and secure Its adoption. The federal
automobile act. Introduced Into the last
session of congress, Is also to be pushed
vigorously ln tha next congress.
NURSE. BRIDE AND A WIDOW
t'unanal Eixperlence of Woman Who
Has Long: Been Flnnco of
NEW YORK, Sept. IS To hav been a
nurse, bride and a widow all within a tew
hours is the unusual experience of Mrs.
Alfred Adler of this city. Mr.'Adler wss
a wealthy Broadway glove manufacturer, i
He wa taken with typhoid fever on his
way back from a trip through Yellowstone
Park with hla fiance, who was Miss Jo
hanna M. D. Hartung of this city, and a
party of friends. On' his being taken to
Mount tilr.al hospital Miss Hartung, to
whom ha had been engaged eight years, be
-am hi nunc. He succumbed to the dls
ease, but before hi death he and Miss Har
tung were married. The wedding took plaet
at ( SO o clock in the morning and he ex
plred at 10 o'clock. For three nights pre
vious to his death Ml Hartung did not
leav bl bd.4
THOUSAND PER CENT
Extraordinary Earnings of Standard
Oil Company of Indiana,
TEN MILLIONS IN ONE YEAH
Profits of Company Capitalized at One
DIVIDENDS OF OTHER C0MPANIEI
Statements of Sixteen Subsidiary
EVIDENCE IN NEW YORK HEARING
More Details of Conduct nt Roclo
efeller Companies Brought
Out Before Special
NEW TORK, Sept. 18-Profits of mow
than 1,1X10 per cent per year are made by
the Standard Oil company of Indiana, tht
corporation- sentenced to pay a fine of 129,.
240,000 by Judge Landis In Chicago. Tht
company's profits for 1906 were $10,516.0$
and ln 1903 they were SI.75S.tl0. '
Tha Standard OH company of New Jem-,
owns mitOO shares of the Indiana company'!
stock. The Indiana company Is capitalised
at $1,000,000. The dividends psld by tht
Standard Oil company of Indiana last yeul
aggregated $4.tP5,600, or a little more than
W.000,000 less than the profit. The figure
were presented today In the federal pro
ceedings agalnat the Standard Oil company
of New Jersey, The dividends and profit
of sixteen other subsidiary corporations
Statements of Profits.
The statement of dividends and profits of
the subsidiary corporations of the Stand
ard Oil company of Nw Jersey, as pre
sented In the federal proceedings now ln
progress In thl city, follow:
Atlantic Refining Company 1913: Capital.
S.I.OOO.iiOO; dividends, SMM.MO; profit, l,7M..
1). 1: Dividends, 4Kt,oJ; profit.
Buckeye Pipe Line Company 190$: Cap!-
tal, $10.0o0,ni0! dividends, $1.4M.f3: profit,
$4.5!f.,.U7. 9td; Dividends, $o,79.7SW; profit,
Continental Oil Co. 190$: Captal ,$300,0fi0
dividends, $-,000; protlta, Sb78,f0. 19u:
Dividends, $406,000; profits, $576,043.
Eureka Pipe Line Co. 1908: Caplal, $.
OW.OOO; dividends, $2,919,440; profits, $8,118,
995. 19UC: Dividend, $3,949,834; profit, $2,
UHlena Signal 1903: Capital, $10,000,000;
dividends. $T,iav,5lO; profits, $1,',32,:71. 190B1
Dividends. l,377,i0O; profits, $2,803.05.
Indiana Pipe Line Co. 1903: Capital, $1,.
OOO.OUO: dividends, $3,75$.80; profits. $4,lWt,
W4. 1908: Dividends, $$,179,8; profits, $2,
S14.5KS. National Transit Co. 1903: Capital, $36..
4u6.UK), dividends, $2,543,185; profits, $5,840,042.
190H: Dividends, $8,090,330; profits, SI ,98), Till.
New York Transit Co. 1603: Capital, $8,
000,000; dividends. $3,940,39; profits, $3,035,.
639. 19: Dividends, $2,(99, 9ii, profits, 81
343.282. V '
Northern Pipe Line Co. 1904: Capital, $1,
000,000 dividends. 79.992; profits. $0.22. 19uf
Dividends. $S.O0O,CW: profit s, $1.l.8li.i
Solar Refining -Compnr lOOS: capital,
$509,000; dividends, $1,638,138; profits, $1,129,
470. 1908: dividend, $48,4S0; profits, $1,.
253,519. T ,
Southern Pip IJne Compny-.1!S: capi
tal, $6.000,OnO; , dividends, $r,99.998; profit.
$1,139,016. 1908: dividends, $4,699,938; profits.
Standard OH Company of Iowa 1906; capi
tal, $1,000,000; dividends. $8,000,000: profit,
$1.81418. 1900; dividends, $3,904,098; profits,
Stsndard Oil Company of Indiana 19081
capital, $1,000,000; dividends. $M9'i,60o;
profits. $S,7&8.410. 1908: dividend, $4,495,500:
profits, $10.516 082.
Standard OH Company of Kentucky, 190S
Capital. $1,000,009; dividends, $IW,200; profits,
$1.7t2.173. 1906-Dlvldends, $1,994,400; profits,
Standard Ol! Company of NeW Tork, 190S
Capital, $16,000,000: dividends. $10,49.KSfl:
profits, $14.391 048. 19T Dividends, $1,149,0901
Stsndard Oil Cfimpanv of Ohio. 1903 Cap!,
tal. $3,500,010; dividends, $174,970; profits,
$960,184. 1906-Dlvldends, $174,960; profits,
Vacuum Oil Company, 1903 Capital. $2,600 .
000; dividends, not given; profits, $1,314.4t
1908 Dividends, not given; profit, $l,449,f3
Records Asked for.
Further efforts to obtain records of the
liquidating trustees of the Btandard Oil
trust, which effected tha dissolution of th
trust and formed the present Standard Oil
Company of New Jersey, were made by
Frank I. Kellogg, who Is conducting tht
government's suit against the company,
when the hearing before Special Mastei
Ferrlss was resumed today. Mr. Kellogg
Issued a subpoena six week ago for the
record. By them he oxpectcd to show th
formntlve process of the Standard Oil Com
pany of New Jersey and prove the govern
ment's charge that the company la an Ille
Clarence O. Fay, assistant comptroller of
the Standard, waa recalled to the stand
and questioned about the Inoom of th
C. M. Prstt Investment company. He said
that the Income from this source In 190J
wa $137,400 and that tha money Wa paid
over to the Standard Oil company by C.
M. Pratt, who yeaterday testified that ha
held stock of th Waters-Pierce Oil com
pany of Texas for the Btandard Company
and that the Btandard company, held tha
tock of the C. M. Pratt company In lieu
of the Waters-Pierce Oil company stocks.
Mr. Fay testified that between 1898 and
1908 the stock of the Waters-Pierce Oil
company did not appear upon the books of
the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
ss an asset. In 1S90 the latter company'
balance sheet showed ownership of 2.74T
shares cf the Waters-Pierce stock, valued
at $3,007,592. , '
Uxt-hauge .of Seearltles.
Mr. Fsy was questioned about certain
trust company certificates held by tha
Stsndard Oil company between ltt and 1904,
A statement from the company showed that
stock of the National Storage company
wa-held ln exchange for th Lehigh Val
ley railroad bonds and- deposited with tha
Central Truat company, which Issued cer
tificate In exchange. In 1 these Central
Truat certificate were exchanged fog
$KO.0OO ln casli and $50o,CW worth of 4 per
cent bonds of th Lehigh Valley Railroad
Mr. Kellogg usked Mr. Fay to produce a
statement showing the capitalization of aU
the companies in which the Standard OH
company was Interested. Mr. Fay said h
would If possible. It was agreed that Mr,
Fay and an accountant for the government
should retire and check up ths Income ac
counts from the various subsidiary com.
panles. The partial list submitted contained
the name pf seventeen subsidiary com.
paniea. Mr. Fay said tjiat practically all
the stock of the original nineteen sub.
sldlsry companies wss obtained by the.
Stsndard oil company of New Jersey be.
tween liM snd 1900.
' Mr. Kellogg then asked Mr. Kay If h
hd searched for th record of ths liquidat
ing trustees during the period between 181
and 1809. Mr. Fay said he hunted last night
and found several Btandard Oil truat lodg
ers, the contents of which ha had not ex
amined and did not know whether thy con.
tallied It or not. Th tvmytuijr nly
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