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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVII NO. 81.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, SEITHMHKH 20, 1007 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
ROGERS SINIC AVSH
Oil Magnate Loiei Forty
HE FINANCED TIDEWATER
Forced to Sill Stock at Decline
' Meet Notes.
SITUATION IS CLEARED UP
Large Portion of Rogers Fortune
Disappears in Settlement.
WHAT HE EXPECTED TO DO
Roil Waa to Be 'Built at Low
Grade and Open Up Coal and j
Limbrr Fields of WmI
NEW YORK, Sept. 19-Renorts have
been current In Wall street for some time
that H. II. Rogers of the Stanard Oil com
party hud been heavily Interested In the
tidewater railway project In Virginia and
tharhe had lost heavily by the Investment.
The Evening Post says today th.tt It can
be stated positively that Mr. Rogers In
curred a personal obligation In the tide
water project much in excess of HO.OOO.dfl.
The Tost also says the situation has been
entirely clcsred up.
The Evening Post says:
Confirmation vas obtained In Wall
street today of reports to the effect that
H. H. Rogers was heavily Interested In
the Tldowater railway project.
"According to the stories previously cir
culated upwards of 40 per cent of Mr.
Rogers' fortune has been Involved In the
tldowater Investment. I") was reported to
ddy that the personal obligation Incurred
amounted to $40,000,000. It can be stated
positively that the sum Is nrich larger
than the amount named, also that the
situation has been ent'rely cleared up.
"In order to meet the demands made
upon him In conneetlon with the construc
tion of the railroad, Mr. Rogers was forced
to dispose of a large amount of Invest
ment stock at a sacrifice. All during tho
recent decline In prices the vice president
of the Standard Oil company sold gilt
edged stocks, such, as Standard Oil, Con
solidated Oas, Union Pacific and Bt. Paul.
"Some five or six years ago, against the
advice of his friends, Mr. Rogers started to
build in West Virginia a Ipw grade road,
which would parallel the Norfolk West
ern. His object wss to carry coal and
lumber to tidewater. The line was to be
444 miles long. Only 125 miles have been
"Only a few months ago. In order to
:,'. rfise 110.000.000 for the tidewater road H. ;
rra Issued .his personal notes so-
UMXO.0O0 first mortgage bonds.
took and $10,000,900 dividend or
lying , collateral. These 0 per
.were endorsed by H. H. Rogers
n . a
-V-afnulal who' have watched tho
"liO xb"of" the road with Intense In-'
-uj fitom tho beginning say that the
Afi.et, even at this stage. Is more or
teua problematic. It Is confidently be
'lleved, however, , that with the sacrifices
already made In . disposing of high priced
securities, Rogers Is In a position to galit
Ills end and see' the mileage completed. .
"It was learned some months ago that
the Standard Oil man and his associates
had bought up all the available lumber
and coal lands In West Virginia. These
purchases amounted to thousands of acres
and Will In some future time supply the
tidewater road with traffio.
"W. N. Page Is president of the Tide
water railway. When completed the road
will extend from Deep Water, W. Va., on
the Kanawha river, to Si-wall's Point, near
Norfolk, Va. The authorized stock la 3Ti,
OOJ.OCO. The first mortgage S per cent
boncTs, none of which have been placed on
the market, are Issuable as follows: Forty
five million dollars for the construction of
the Una from Deep Water to Sewall's
T ... I ., , At. mil., r. t .limla tl-nlr l.V. a-h
additional mile of single track on the main
line 175, 0C0 bonds may be Issued, SnO.000 a
ntlla for branch lines and 15000 for main
line second track."
DIETZ DAM JDISPUTE ENDED
Settlement Effected Whereby Million
of Keet of Lumber Are Now
WINTER, Wis.. Sept. lS.-The famous
Diets dam dispute has been settled. It Is
stated that an agreement has been mads
between the contending parties and that
the millions ol feet of logs that have long
been help up by the Intrepid defendant of
Cameron dam on the Thornapple river,
near here, will be moved at once. The
terms of the settlement are not given.
The trouble arose over a dispute as to the
title of a tract of land covering the Cam
eron dam. Both the Chippewa Log and
Boom company and John Diets claimed title
to the land and Diets defended the prop
erty against all comers. Three sheriffs
failed to capture Diets, who has gained
national fame for his bold act in defying
8T. PAUL. Sept. 1S.-A special to the Dis
patch from Rice Lake, Wis., says that the
Cameron dam dispute was settled through
W. L. Moses of Chippewa Falls, who has
contracted to move the logs to the mill at
Chippewa for S30.000, of which sum It Is
believed he pays Diets one-half for permit
ting their passage through his dam. The
Chippewa Log and Boom company had re
fused to deal with Diets or pay him any
thing. NEGRO SHOT BY OFFICER
in.. r. .1.1. - r-.m... . ... in
He Barricaded lllmlf 1. s.
and Waa Killed. .
COLLINSVILLE, IU.. Bept.
running ramuant through the streets here
last night, chasing people Into their homes
It the point of a revolver and clearing
saloons of patrons, George White, a negro,
waa aliot and instantly killed by Deputy
Sheriff Will Blake. White owned a saloon
In the outskirts. 1-1. . ,... th. .rrt.
with a Mvalv.r .na .f,.. ,k.
town he retreated to hi. aeioon. barred
the door and refused to submit to arrest.
Deputy Blake broke down the door and i
shot Whlto through the heart. White haa
long been considered a dangerous char -
Kelk en Hie Way -Utat.
lAjuim. epi. is. tiovemor J. W.
Folk or Missouri. aixomD.niert
Folk, passed through fit. Louis today en
route from Jefferson City to th. James
town exposition, where Governor Folk will
WMjvva uuiv. D.IU.UI), w r. It p i alls
aourt day. Governor and Vir. ari. ..ii
rata Ue eeet untU Ibef
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
Friday, Arptmbrr SO, lfOT.
1007 September 1907
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Forecast till 7 p. m. Frlrtav:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Probably fair; no Important change In
For Nebraska Showers.
For Iowa Fair south; shower north por
tion Friday; slight temperature changes.
Temrwrntur. si Omaha vesterdny:
6 a. m. .
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to a. m..
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9 p. m..
Standard Oil company officers hold stock
In Corslcana Oil company doing business
In Texas, thereby defying anti-trust laws
of that state. Evidence at New York
hearing that John D. Rockefeller held
one-fourth of the trust stock' before Us
dissolution. Pas; 1
Addresses delivered at the National
League of American Municipalities are
opposed to the commission system of gov
ernment. Pafe 1
Shoe cutters of St. Louis go on a etrlko
and industry Is paralyzed. Pag 1
Famous Wisconsin Dletx dam dispute
has been settled and the logs may now
go down the Thornapple river. Pars 1
H. II. Rogers, vice president of the
Standard Oil company, lost $40,000,000 In
attempt to finance Tidewater railroad.
Government ofllcluls are planning a trip
of the great lakes and Investigation of
the waterways. Pag 1
Regular busbies has been resumed by
tho Western Union Telegraph company
In the eastern section of the United
States. Pago 1
Budy of the late President Mcktlnley
has been removed to the sarcophagus be
side that of Mrs. McKinley. Fags 1
Miss Hilda Natalby, otv whose account
Mrs. Gentry committed suicide, testlfla.l
In Constantlne'a behalf at the Chicago
murder trial. Pag 1
Carrie Nation has been sent to the
workhouse for seventy-five days in de
fault of a fine Imposed for disorderly con.
rOBXIOsT. ' .
Coreans are Inviting possible annexation
of the kingdom hy Japan by their action
in assuultlng Japanese officials. Pag- 8
Heads of the delegations to the peace
conference at The Hague pass resolution
with respect to preparation for further
conferences 'lrt advance of sessions.
Russians are planning costly fortifica
tions at Vladivostok. Page X
Sultan Abdul Axil has dismissed his
ministry. Page 1
NEB AS KAt
Republican state central committee will
have task of selecting new offtuers, as
present chairman and secretary will be
busy with their official duties. Page 3
Stute Federation of Retailers hold a
on at Columbus, at which
much of interest to the trade was dis
cussed. Page 3
Word reaches Omaha that Harrlman In
tends to double track Overland line from
Omaha to San Francisco. Page S
George E. Roberta, former director of
the mint, preaches reform In monetary
system that will give greater elasticity
In 'currency before Nebraska bankers'
convention, which ends with banquet at
the Rome hotel. Page 1
More automobiles are required for tin
j jarmde dur,n lhe Ak-Bar-Ben
ilea. Pe2e 4
. . . -
Democrats who oppose him request F.
H. Cosgrove to resign as the party nom-
Inee for county assessor and he refua-M.
leaving them to appeal to Mayor Dahl-
Judge Kennedy renders Important de-
clslon or. the garnishment law enacted
by the last legislature. Pag-a S
Society Entertainments multiply as
the end of the season draws near.
MOTZMxarrs op ocbajt itxamships.
Port. Arr!v4. Bailee.
NBW YORK Mutkov Ttutoal.
NBW YOHK 81. Liursnl Lucanlt.
NIW YORK Pnnylvnl ...,Tm.
NEW YORK Print.! Iran. . .. Nit VI Amsterdam.
NEW YORK CUM l Mraslnt.
NIW YORK Pajinonla .
NEW YORK Ottaulc
SOUTHAMPTON.. ' K. Wllhlm II.
rnimiTinn rnn enrrii urn
Wvwrtl.wiv f w.i w. .total llltall
r i j i i . u i ii i,n r, 1 1, , i r r i. iwi r m
State Department Haa A r ranked -tematlo
Edacatlen for Men
Who Go Abroad.
consuls are to be sent abroad to represent
America If the plans of the 8tafb depart-
ment which have Just been put ln practice
llshment of the
been customary to
consul thirty days with pay perore leav-
ln for his post. A room In the department
has been equipped as a complete working
American consulate su.,.o.e to tr.n..ci
the business of an American consul In any
i tie Dunncii ii i u Aiiirni.u .......... ...
part of the world, civlllied or uncivilised.
Appointees are no longer permitted to
. ,. . .w.i
spena mat tnirty oays pent m v.... vwi.
I w. but ,rs r.quired to report every day
.way, uui u,..
at the State department for duty and to
I at th. Bi.t. d.r,rtment for duty and to
spend a certain number of hours In tlila j
mudel consular office, receiving instructions
and i.niniiin themselves with every
. practical detail of a consul's daily worV
i The best of Instruction Is provided.
' ClLVATluN ARMY IN FARPH
. JM-' ,N OtAnUrl
1,"'y C. Dlekaon,
J P l-e.t En.llah Vtrm,
NEW YORK. 8ept. 19.-A11 the lot
i br,nch" ot th Army In this
. i. . u. ...... . ii. i-
' - ji..niiu mna
for Harry C. Dickson, the representative
of prominent London engineering Arm.
wnu u.i' i-tiy -ren u
.last. Dickson's friends and employers ln
consular service It has of an intelligent public. It is my belief th
allow a newly appointed , """"""nea electorate can accomplish more
... I with a small ninimii.inn . .rJ . '"ro
London appealed to the Salvation Army from the grounds and United states sol
headquarters there for assistance ln the : dlere were on guard along the route of
searcn. otrenng a suostanu-i reward either
... .. . .
MISGOVERMIENT OF CITIES
American Municipalities Have .Much I
to Learn of Foreigners. I
TmrrTT nrt kTxrtrtntr rnuvivrs
ADMIRAL CHADWICK COflLFARLS
William It. Allen, Secretary of the
Rnreaa of Manlrlpal Research
of Jfew York oa Controls
NORFOLK, Vn.. Sept. 19-Amcrlcan and
European cities were compared In a paper
read before the League of American Mu
nlnin.HMj. tArlciv hv Rur Admiral F. E.
Chadwick. An address was given by Wil-
llam H. Allen, secretary of the bureau of
municipal research of New York City. In
which he told of the good and the bad ef- I
fects of the commission Idea of rule of
cities and pointed out the benefits and
evils of the system. An address was also
S t presented by Henry L. West, commissioner
;5 ; of the District of Columbia, In which he
7 ! gave an account of the municipal problema
jj1 of the national capital. Mr. West was
2 : unable to attend. J. M. Head, former
V; j mayor of Nashville, Tenn.. spoke of "Mu
"7 j r.lcipal Government by Board or Commls-
s'on vs. Mayor and City Council."
Rear Admiral French E. Chadwick, U. S.
N., spoke In explanation and advocacy of
the Newport. R. I., system of municipal "" .v "- " ......
government, and also devoted a portion of wh outly oppos. 1 the proposed reduc
hls address to a comparison of American "on in passenger r ,tes, claiming that the
and Buropean forms of city administration, time was not ripe I or reducing such rates
declaring that the American people had In South Dakota, bwing to its compara-
I.,.,. i ki. rminmi t li ild in I tlvelv smnll popilatlon as compared with
first need In an understanding of j
this subject of municipal administration Is
a realization of the Immensity or our dscr
wardness In nearly all things which go to
mint tho well-organised, well-administered
town. Though we are all agreed that our
municipal conditions aro In general bad,
1 do not think that it is at all generally
understood how Very bad they are In com
parison with those of well-ordered cities
In other countries. I have lately been
abroad and trlei to keep my eyes open as ; 14 was argued, in substance, that a reduc
to what is doing in Kurope, and I must I tlnn of tho passenger rate to 2H cents per
say that the resulting feeling was one of
d;ep mortification when 1 called up a rec
ollection of some o our own conditions.
Germany In particular does for the public.
In gardens, parks, ornamental waters and
other means of enjoyment for the mass,
what we, with a few exceptions, scarely
American towns as a rule have simply
been the subject of exploitation through a
long series uf years tor the benefit of
seekers after political power or for what
we have come to call graft. We have sat
In grumbling humor throughout this era
without sufficient energy or public spirit to
l.aek of Backbone.
. The situation which we are attacking Is
one of unparalleled national disgrace.
Praise of our supposed Intelligence and
energy In wholly misplaced until we shall
produce a change. Character Is the first
of products, and until we shall, as a peo
ple, stand on a plane of honesty ' arid
earnestness for the public good, our self
satisfaction Is but as Dead sea fruit. The
living fact Is" that our backwardness In
city administration Is due to our want of
national backbone, and to a want of that
widespread Intelligence which we are too
wont to boast as beinc ours in a very high
m tier such study as I have bean able to
give the subject I have become convinced
that the main cauee our failure Is In
placing city administration, a profession !
yiijlii uuijanai morougn Knowledge and
experience. In the hands of haphazard,
slicrt-terro men. . A mayor with us Is the
accident of a dav; the same mny be sa'd
of all the rest of our officials. Their only
real knowlcflre as a rul Is the game of
politics and they naturally play to keep In
ower. A change to a greater permanency
of office among our technical officers par
ticularly la thus our primal need. This
necessity Is everywhere else recognized,
raking English procedure we find the ac
tual adm n strot.nn wlmliv in m, -
! n j , ' wno' 1 w-ouid also add
j are called from any part of trie country
; But It is Germany which recognized In
j hn.,'t,tHu(r'.,' lhe business aspect of
many thij wemu-t gTto" flad' lu hlZi
many Is a mayor bv profession a h lil.lv
trained and experienced city administrator
tiMo""rr.,m V?i.llrd.- "i.he r.ulrt' repu-
employe m tUy lo C'ty- He U ln 'ct
mnv . . "'.'.'"'V '"f n.ayor In Ger
Ciorerament by Commission.
W'illlam H. Allen, secretary of the Bureau
of Municipal Research, New York City, de.
nareo. mat me cities of the United States
' owo a debt of gratitude to Galveston and
Des Moines for having caused the country
j to consider seriously the defects of existing
' cjty charters. But It should not h.
j ten that the advocate, of government
i pnmmliBlnn I. n .. - v. . .....
' ucreiuiore railed to recoe-
nlze three fundamental facts-
j First-Misgovernment In a democrarv i.
; due primarily to Ignorance on tho part of
; tha Reral puWo a tQ offl7tan0,
, community needs.
second Mlm-nv.mm. w'
' JZlu h!l b',co'n'"''ln Is
i. 7. ."inmission plan of
Itself does not insure Intelligence on the
part of the general public as to government
results and community needs.
Third-Hundreds of communities In the
United States. Including New York City
are now being misgoverned by commissions'
He aald in part:
The goal of American democracy ahonlrf
be government bv the public and hot bv a
UZOT. m.ny otboere. Governmen? bv iht
public le Impossible and always will h iVi
possible wherever government . "tnI
formed or misinformed. Unless the
mission plan provide, for in Int'lCnt"
I Z " f A" uniformed
'r.! "i;.ulwr,cV. Dossism. comiD-
i iuii. x.ii un i r m in. n v , .... . .
u. , i ,,7 ' .rr,ui
, than ecal
! wher"ll!f."iteX'',ed Vd 1ve will exist
iP1"'1 the few.' N?o" m.tTeVhow
! .n.l'I'.l' commlMln. will m .govern
V.nJf" Jh",e ov'rn.. have the e.senTlal
i doei ind i,rMi i... ..?5n what It
Small Body la Better.
While the commission Idea of Itself giv
T!!l"f'l0r.Lun,,,for clever graft and f
, unwleldy com
ISSion. The cmmi..l,. . T '
win prove h
11 prove he!uley inefficient unless all
lV,do',t.,n 1 dd to their program.
has Des Moines,
, and r.vonUng nd pr.bn.h ng the faV-V. o
. government that will enabln Vh zLl
. u,ri iiiiieiu i n m l will enable the aenr I
! public to decide upon the efficiency ofthi
I rnmmiMnunn uml a .v i 1 nm
j "''"f'0" nd to choose between' policies
Omaha. Los An,ei.
' rX.il. V!! 'nd Duh,th r
! leading candldatea for
i years con-
f U'litii ryif
! riil-.t O DUUT n hMllV F 11
! Transferred from Grave to Sarcopk.
i ana Beside that of Wife on
'til 11 HI.
CANTON, O., Sept. 1. Shortly after 2
i O'clock this afternoon th. hiwtw nt ih.
i... Pre.ldent If. Klnl.v i .. .
. . " " '""" -
" -oiaiers. was
to the mausoleum on Monument hill. Tin
al casket was placed in a sarcophagi, be-
rrr since .... and while of Itself It afford. i . ""Jl".':
w.w.. niin mr.a
,id. ,h, containing the budy of!, 1 l""llrou'1' cla,m to be making progress
. . ... ' "K , In eettinff nidrA men tn u. n r I, In tv. hll.w
uri. McKinley, which was remcted frcm
: the vault Wedne.rt.- in .,i.. . .....
ur- I ,
j round the transfer with as much Driva-v
i as possible, visitors and most of tha
I workmen about the tomb were xclud...i
1 the funeral car.
-T" ... , w i J
i ic.mr.n , llmi ,.-,e ui naurr. ior ine new sute ol
to U. vault J?
south dakotajjnes object ;
"trcnaoa Opposition la Manifested
br non,rtn" t?"?
FIOUX FALLS, S. t.. Sept. 19-Spei.lnl.)
-Th' hearing before fho South Dakota'
Board of Railroad Commissioners in the 1
matter of a IVi-ccnt passenger rate for i
South Dakota and a new schedule of freight
I rates for that portion of the state lying
) west of the Missouri river, after having
been In progress fur about a day and a
hnlf at the headquarters of the railroad
j commission In Sioux Falls, came to a some-
what unexpected enj by another adjuurn-
ment bring taken until September 26.
The de. lKlnn to a.llourn the hearing until i
that date followed tho announcement that I
th Chicago Northwestern railroad was
rngnged In the work of preparing a
new "chedule of freight rates for its new
the Missouri river, and that
' expected the new schedule would be
completed by September 29 and ready to do
submitted to the board on that date.
Freight rates east of the Missouri river
were adjusted by the board putting In a
new schedule last spring. The matter of
reducing the passenger rate In South Da
kota from 3 cents to 2H cents per mile. In
accordance with an act of tho last legisla
ture, has not yet been decided by the board,
although arguments were concluded by rep
resentatives of the railroad companies.
Practically every railroad company hav
ing lines In the sttte was represented at
. . i . - i . .. . v.. L . . i, nm..i.l
the older and more thickly settled states of
It was stated hy one of the representa
tives .that not a single carrier doing busl-
ness In South Dakota was today making a
dollar on Its Investment In the state, and
that many of the (oads, or all of them,
aro ablo to show a loss on both passenger
and freight traffic on South Dakota lines.
mile would be confiscation of the property
of the railroads by the state of South Da
kota. As an Illustration of how the reduction. If
made, will affect the Interstate traffic of the
roads. It was pointed out by a representa
tive of the Burlington railroad system that
a reduction of half a cent a mile will cauBe
It a less of about $18. COO per year on a strip
of only forty-six miles of Its road.
The forty-six miles In question Is that
part of the Billings (Mont.) branch of the
Burlington which passes through the ex
treme southwestern portion of South Da
kota for the distance stated. Representa
tives of other railroad systems showed that
they would suffer corresponding losses If
the railroad commissioners decided tc es
tablish a 2H-cent rate.
DEMOCRATS IN FULL CONTROL
Farther Retards from Oklahoma
Election rin(m the First
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okl.. Sept. 19.-Fur-ther-
returns fTorrrvTiieoditj,,s election ton
firm the first reports of the adoption of
the constitution, ratification of the prohi
bition article of the constitution, election
of the full democratic state ticket and an
overwhelming democratic majority In the
legislature, and election of four democratic
congressmen and one republican.
The State Canvassing board, under the
election ordinance as drawn by the con
stitutional convention, must begin the can
vass Of returns October 8. The enabling
act requires that Chief Justice Burford of
Oklahoma. Chief Justice Clayton of Indian
1 1 Brrllory na lne territorial secretary, j
' w,,son t Oklahoma, shall canvass the
I turns on tho constitution and state-w
j prohibition, and that the two Judges narr
Territory and the territorial secretary, Mr.
and Governor Frantz shall certify- the re
sults to President Roosevelt, together with
a copy of the constitution and all ordi
nances. No time limit Is set within which these
must be sent to President Roosevelt, but
they probably will not reach him before
November 15, especially If the contention
of Frederick Eflkina, assistant attorney
general, Is correct that a long hand copy
of the constitution must he prepared by
the board and forwarded to the president.
It is generally believed here that President !
Roosevelt will refer the constitution to
congress bn the supposition that congress j
had no authority to delegate Its power to '
admit states to President Roosevelt or I
any other person. The president, has twenty j
days after receiving the constitution to
pass upon It. i
Territorial Governor Frank Frantx, de
feated republican candidate for governor
of the new state, will leave Oklahoma next
week to meet President Roosevelt and ac
company him down the Mississippi river
from Keokuk. Ia. He was a Rough Rider
and Is a close personal friend of the presi
dent. Robert L. Owen, who will, In accordance
with the June primary nomination, be
elected United States senator. Is a Chero
kee Indian by birth, founder of the First
Natlont" b"nk f Muskogee, and is reputed ,
t0 ' mllllonlre- He Is a warm friend!
of William J. Bryan, and In. his speeches
during the recent campaign took an ad-
vanced stand In favor of revision of the TT'w ih P'r '' , ""' "
tarlff on the Lake Shore Electric line JumpeJ
I the track today four miles east of this
KNAPP MAY FTtTF" qtdiic ! clty- klIlln' Franlc c' Bttrne- the con-
rvmrtrr KIHI Qui I LC Oinirvb -ductor. and Amos Mierka and Injuring
: several others. Few of the passenger
Great Western Asks Interstate Com. ', escaped without painful cuts and bruises.
mUelon to Mediate In Trouble j and u expecUd a number of the serl
wlth Machinists. i ously injured will die. The accident was
" : caused by failure of a spring switch to
ST. PAUL. Minn., Sept. 19. Interstate work properly,- the front trucks turning;
Commerce Commissioner Knapp Is In 8t. ' to the switch and the rear keeping to tho
Paul today, it ia understood with a view ' main track. This threw the car vlo-
of getting information regarding the trouble
1 between the Great Western railroad and Us
I , . . . . .
machinists, who have gone out on a strike
with the bollermakers, and whp are also
asking for an Increase ln pay of about five
cents an hour.
It is said that Mr. Knapp has been
brought in under the Erdman act. which
wrmin th member, nt i h. ini.r.im. i- ,
i merce commission to act as arbitrators In
(a labor dispute. It is understood that the'
i Chicago Great W-esttrn has reauested this '
! nmillallnn It hnnrvor k . . rH,i.,
! to the difference, between th. r-hic.p.
I . . , ,.
ivtrrai v fiirrn ana tue nouennaxers wno
are en strike, nor has bis visit here any
connection with the strike of the b .Her
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.'hops, and the offlc:als say they feel more
i l oI'!:j! ioaa over t" 'tuation than at
Pc-pnlatloa of Oklahoma.
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STANDARD DEFIES TEXAS LAW
Evidcnce at New York Company Is
Operating- in That State.
ROCKEFELLER HAD TRUST SHARES
After Year 19 Assignment, Was
Made Conveying; to Him I n
tereat In the Subsidiary
Com pan lea.
NEW YORK, Bept. J9.-Evldence was ad-
duced today at the hearing of the federal
,u,t Klnst the Standard Oil company of
New Jersey, which Frank B. Kellogg, who
Is conducting the government's action, says
tends to prove that tho Standard OH com
pany Is operating In Texas under the name
of the Corslcanla Refining company. The
Texas antl-trust laws forbid the Standard
Oil company from doing business within
the borders of that state. Mr. Kellogg de
veloped from Wesley M. Tilford. treasurer
of the Standard Oil company, that H. C.
Folger and C. M. Payne, who. Mr. Kellogg
sayb, are the owners of the Corslcanla
company, are officials of the Standard Qll
company. Mr. Kellogg further developed
the fact that John D. Rockefeller at Tne
time of the dissolution of the Standard OH
trust owned 23A.&4 shares out of a total
of 972,000 Shares of trust certificates.
Experts Still at Work.
Wesley H. Tilford, treasurer of the
Standard Oil company, was questioned to
day by Frank B. Kellogg, who Is conduct
ing the federal suit against the oil com
bine. In an effort to glean further facts
figures concerning the development
of the Standard Oil trust and Its subse
quent liquidation Into the present Standard
Oil company of New Jersey. Mr. Kellogg
said today that the records of the liquidat
ing trustees, which had been finally fur
nished by the Standard company,' were
being examined by the government's coun
sel, and that it might be several days
before the Information desired could be
produced In court. Mr. Kellogg also In
timated that further witnesses might be
subpoenaed as a result of the developments
of the last two days, and that the hearings
would likely be prolonged for some time,
Mr. Tilford was ehown a copy of the
trust agreement of 1882, showing a list of
companies that entered Into the trust.
"It appears that the Chess Carley com
pany signed that agreement. Have you
thought about that since I spoke to you
last night T" asked Mr. Kellogg.
"No, I have not," replied Mr. Tilford, who
yesterday testified he had been a member
of the Chess Carley company of Louisville
before he became Identified with the Stand
ard Oil company. Mr. Tilford was asked
when it signed the trust agreement. He
replied that the stockholders were F. D.
Carley and tho Standard OH company of
Ohio. ' .
Votings Unliquidated Stock.
Mr. Tilford said that he became Identified
with the Standard Oil company of Ohio In
1878. ' lie was a liquidating trustee and one
of the trustees under the trtnst agreement,
he said. Mr. Tilford testified that between
Wi and 1899 the trustees received the divi
dends on the unliquidated stocks of the
aubskliary empulea and. distributed the
money to. the holders of the 'trust certifi
cates and the holders of the liquidating as
signments. The trustees did not vote this
subsidiary stock as they had dune before
the company underwetn liquidation. Prior
to 1892, Mr. Tilford said, the trustees voted
the stock and elected the directors of all
the subsidiary companies.
Mr. Kellogg again asked Mr. Tilford If it
was not a fact that the liquidating trus
tees during the liquidation period voted tho
stork of the subsidiary companies whose
stock was still unliquidated.
"I am quite sure they did not," replied
Then who elected the officers of these
subsidiary companies?" asked Mr. Kellogg.
I Tbev wprA Alerted hv Inrll viiliiAl Ktnck.
holders of those companies," answered Mr.
Mr. Kellogg took up the method of liqui
dating a company and showed the witness
a certificate of assignment made out ,to
John D. RockeVeller.
"This shows that John D. Rockefeller
owned 256,854 shares out of , a total of
972,500 shares of trust certificates In 1892,"
said Mr. Kellogg. '
"Is that correct?"
"I think so, according to the assignment
here." replied Mr. Tilford.
"Well, you as counsel for the trustees
were one of tho signers of' the assignment,
were you not?"
"Then when you made out this .assign
ment you transferred to Mr. Rockefeller
his proportionate control of all the stocks
of tho subsidiary companies?"
"Yes. sir," replied Mr. Tilford. '
Mr, Tilford was asked If he could pro
duce a record showing ih amount of stock
of the Standard Oil company of New Jer
sey Issued to John D. Rockefeller. The
witness replied that he anl not know.
NEW SWITCH FAILS TO ACT
on Lake Shore Electric Line
amps Track Near Toledo.
lently around and it turned upside down
1 1 1 j aivuuu nu .ui,mu u.'-iur uu.i
in the ditch, tearing up telegraph poles
and ploughing a big hole In the ground,
With great difficulty some of the lnjure.t
were extricated. Of the forty-three pas-
sengers, few escaped more or less strl-
ou hurts. The seriously injured were
brought to Toledo hospitals.
EVIDENCE FOR CONSTANTINE
Hilda atalby Testlfleu Her
Relations Tilth Defendant Were
CHICAGO, Sept. 10. MIbs Hilda Na
talby, who Is eald by the defense In the
Constantino murder trial to have be.n
the cause of Mr. Gentry's suicide,
through Jealousy of the attentions paid
to her by Constantlne, testified today
that Constantlne never spoke to her of
love and that he was merely an acquaint
ance. Mrs. Uentry s liustiand and her
mother testified that the Gentrya lived
i ""PP11 nd that Mrs. Gentry had no
cause to commit suicide. The mother
said there waa no sign of blood at tin
. . .. ., ..
place wnere t onstantine Claimed Mrs.
the time , a,r
LET THE BEE FOLLOW YOU
VIENNA, Austria, Sept. 8. 1907.
To the Editor ot The Bee: Please
stop sending us The Boe until we
return as we leave Hamburg.
October 3d. It haa been quite a
pleasure to keep In touch with
home through It. After - a few
days' stay In Vienna we shull visit
Tyrol and then Munich and Nurn
berg, returning to Hamburg via
Berlin. With sincere greetings,
MR. AND MHS. PAUL GETZSCH-
WANT THE WORK PREPARED
Heads of Detestations to Pence Con
frrence Make Recommendation
THE HAGt'K, Sept. .19. All the heads
of the foreign delegations to the peace
conference met today and unanimously
adopted the following resolution:
The conference recommends to the
powers the convocation of a third con
ference with a period similar to thMt
which elapsed between the former con
ferences. The conference calls flie at
tention of the powers to the necessity of
having the work of the conference pre
pared a sufficient time before its meeting,
so that Its deliberations may be takrn
vtt' indispensable authority and rapidity,
io attain this object the conference
thinks it very desirable that about two
years before the probable date of convo
cation a preparatory committee be en
trusted by the aovernments with the col
lection of the different propositions to he
submitted to the conference and the
gathering of matters susceptible of be
ing embodied In International regula
tions, and that the committee prepare a
program about which the governments
will agree, early enough to have It earn
estly studied In each country. The con
ference recommends that this committee
be also entrusted to propose a system
of organization and procedure for tho
The resolution will be submitted for
approval to the plenary session Satur
day. ANXIETY FELTAT VATICAN
Pope la Concerned Over Acts Darlnat
Celebration of Fall of Tem
. ROME, Sept. 19. Anxiety Is felt at the
Vatican as to the outcome of the demon
strations tomorrow over the thirty-seventh
anniversary of the fall of the temporal
power of the papacy and the capture of
Rome by the Italians. This year the event
has taken a decided antl-clerlcal turn.
In Vatican circles It Is felt that the re
vival of antl-clerlcallsm Is due to the direct
Influence of . the French enemies of the
papacy, working especially thrqugh free
masonry and aiming to start an agitation
similar to that In France.
RUSSIANS PLAN DEFENSES
Costly ImproTements Are to
Undertaken at Vladivostok
8T. PETERSBURG, Sept. 11 A dlspatoh
to the Bourse Gazette from Vladivostok
states that defense works costing $19,000,000
are to be undertaken ln that vicinity. . The
sum covers further fortification of Vladi
vostok, Improvements to the naval port at
Nlkolayevsk on the Amur near its mouth
and the construction of Immense barracks
nt Khabarovsk, at the Junction of the
Amur and Ussurl rivers.
TWENTY CONDEMNED TO DIE
Prosecntloia ' of Russians Who Took
Part Jn Uprising; Is Belnar
RIGA, Sept. 19. Twenty-two out of fifty
eight men who have been on trial by court
martial here, charged with participation In
the revolt In the Baltic provinces ln 1905,
by which control of this section was
wrested from the Russian government for
several months, have been condemned to
death. Several hundred men have hereto
fore been executed for their connection
with this uprising.
Postal Convention Promulgated.
'tOKIO, Sept. 19. The International Pos
tal convention concluded at Rovie ln May,
1M, and ratified by Japan on August 19,
1907, was promulgated today.
KIDNAPING PUZZLE SOLVED
) Police of IVewr York Find Yoana; Boy
4 Who Had Been Taken
NEW YORK, Sept. 19. Another Italian
kidnaping case that has puzzled the po
lice for a month has been solved. Nicola
j Tomaso, 4 years old, son of a bootblack In
i east Houston street, was found standing
' in front of a house in Fifth avenue. The
boy said that a man named Tony had him
' and two little girls and another boy away
I on a long trolley ride, and told him to
wait on the street until he came back. The
policeman found him while he was waiting.
Nicola's father got many threatening let
ter! before he disappeared on August 19.
SrlOE CUTTERS GO ON STRIKE
All Factorlra of St. Lonls bat One Are
Affected by the Action of
the Union. .
ST. LOUIS. Sept. 19. An order for a
strike of shoe cutters belonging to the In-
' dependent Boot and Bhoe Cutters' union
of Missouri, promulgated by George C.
, Frank, business agent of the union, re
! suited In about 500 of the l.4"0 sjioe cutters
' ln St. Louis refusing today to work. The
1 Btrike was Instituted to enforce demand
for shorter hours and Increased wages. All
' the shoe factories of the city are affected
by the strike excepting one concern, which
j had signed the union's agreement.
MRS. NATION TO WORKHOUSE
Jadar Sentences Her to Hevcnty.Ftvo
Days for Her Disorderly
WASHINGTON, D. C Sept. W.-In the
police court today Mrs. Carrie Nation re
1 f jsed to promise not to talk to crowds on
' the street and was rent th the workhouse
1 for seventy-five days, in default of the pay.
' ment of a fine of $JS. She was arrested
j yesterday for disorderly conduct. She was
I addressing a crowd In front of the Post
j office department on the evil effects of
I cigarette smoking, and when she refused to
stop was arrested.
1 Machinists Nearly Kinlihrd.
ST. LOl lS. Sept. 1.-The ttielfth bien
nial convention of the Interna. lonal Asso
ciation of Machinists, whl'-h has been In
I session here since September . will, It Is
riiM-riru. cuw.iuue muay. i9ni routine
natteis remain to come before the conven-
I tlon today.
Elect Hastings Man President, Oma
bans Secretary and Treasurer.
BANQUET AT ROME MARKS CL0S1
Visit to Stock Yards Will Complett
Affairs of Convention.
GEORGE E. ROBERTS BIG SFEAKES
Former Director 'of Mint Want. Mom
CHANGE OF SYSTEM NECESSARI
Impresses the Arstnment that Preen
Policy Afforda No Resonrcee In
Event of Panic Which Are
President J. P. A. Black, president of th
Oerman Nntlnnal bank of Hastings.
Becretarr William M. Hughes, manage
OmahTlfleariiig House association..
Treasurer F. T. Hamilton, vice prcslden
Merchants National bank of Omaha.
Chairman Executive Council .
Members of Executive Council for Thre
Years-J. W. Welpton, Ogalalla; Oeorgt
N. Pevmour, Elgin: H. A. Wlggenborn
Ashland; 11. C. Dale, Rushvllle; C. F
Members for Three Years of the Member
ship. Educational and National Flnancla
legislation Committees. Respect Ively
Thomas Murray. Dunbar; V. B. Caldwell
Omaha; H. W. Yates, uninha.
Delegates to American Bankers' Assocla,
Hon If. W. Yates of Omaha. Corson Hll
dreth of Franklin. E. R. Ourney of Fre
mont, Luther Drake of Omaha. 8. 11
Rurnham oft Lincoln, W. H. Hucholz,ol
Omaha. John J. Penner of Beatrice, G. D.
Butterfleld of Norfolk. P. 11. Updike ol
Harvard. George L Melssner of Crete.
K. H. Ly'e of Wahoo. John F. Flack oj
Omaha, Thomas Murray of Dunbar. L. B.
Howey of Beatrice.
A splendid banquet at the Rome hotel
last night, where Judge William Hayward
of Nebraska City made an address, marked
the actual close of the eleventh annua
convention of the Nebraska Bankers' as
sociation, which held a two-days' session
at the Rome and Elks' hall. The mosl
notable feature of the closing day, or ol
tho convention, was the address of George
E. Roberts," former director of the mint
and now president of the Commercial Na
tional bank df Chicago, upon the subject,
"A Central Bank of Issue," In which Mr.
Roberts pleaded for a reform In the mone
tary system of the country that would af
ford a greater elastlolty of currency. After
the election of officers and delegates to the
American Bankers' association, the delib
erations of the convention were brought te
a close at 4 p. m. The visiting banker!
will be taken for a visit to the South Omahs
stock yards this morning by their local
brethren, who tendered the banquet last
night. The convention was pronounced no
tably successful and Interesting.
Attendance le Mnch Larger.
A largely Inoreased attendance greetee
the second day's session. The convention
was called to order' at 10:- by President
Hull. . Tho announcement was made that,
owing to the Inability of Judge William
Hayward of Nebraska City to be present,
the address he was to have delivered would
I not be given until the. banquet at the Rom
The first speaker of the morning was J.
P. A. Black, president of the German Na
tional bank of Hastings, on the subject of
"The Ideal Relationship Botween tha
Banker and tho Customer." These rela
tions he grouped under the heads of fra
ternization, moderation, discrimination and
application. The essential qualification of
good banking, according to the speaker'l
Idea, was an unfailing devotion to the In
terest of the depositors. The speaker wal
of the further opinion that this convention
was the forerunner of great and good re
sults for Nebraska of which not alone Ne
braska but other states of this vicinity
may well be proud. The address of Mr,
Black was listened to attentively and moat
Bill of Lading; Committee.
This telegram was read from Louis E.
Plerson of Brooklyn, N. T., chairman ol
the committee on bills' of lading for th
National Bankers' association oonvention.
which is to be held ln Atlantic City, N. J.,
To W. B. Hughes, Secretary Nebraska
Bankers' Association: We hope your asso
ciation will appoint a bill of lading com
mittee to co-operate with our committee
and other committfees appointed by othei
state associations for conference, with all
these committees to be held at the Marl
borough Blenheim, Atlantic City, Monday
luornlng, September 23. If the commutes
is appointed please wire names and inten
tions to attend.
A motion prevailed that the chair ap
point a committee of three in concurrence
with the telegram. Chairman Hall an.
nounced that he would appoint the commit
tee before the close of the afternoon ses
sion. The chief feature of Interest of the mora
Ing session and possibly the. most Import
ant event of the entire meeting was Uu
address of George E. Roberta, 4
Chance In System Demanded.
Mr. Roberts said ln part:
There la persistent agitation for aoim
change In our monetary system which will
give a degree of elasticity to lt. I bellevt
such a reform Is needed, and that the neej
will become more and more Imperative I
the country grows and as out credits be
come greater In volume and more and mon
Inter-related .and lnter-dependent. Thi
effects of Individual or local weakness ar
not confined to the Individual or the localit
when conditions are strained. There Is 4
nervousness everywhere at such times that
la peculiarly auccepllble to alarm, and tht
influence of every unfortunate develop
ment, of every mishap, Is cumulative as M
moves along. As soon as money is report
tight the newspapers begin to feature It,
gossip turns to It, and people discuss th
possibility of the probability of panic.
The Increasing volume ot commercial pa pel
In one more explosive element ln the situa
tion. (Suppose two or three big housea
whose paper Is widely distributed shouU
fail, what would be the effect on countri
buyers? If It caused a general ceasatlot
of purchases. It would bring on more fall
urcs, and there Is slwavs danger of a gen
era) demand for liquidation which will
absolutely prostrate the business commun
ity. Jio Resonreea 1st Panic.
This timidity and sensitiveness Is verj
largely due to tha fact that we have ll
this country no resources ln the event of I
panic. There Is ataooltely no "give" in oul
monetary system. When an emergency
comes, there Is no help for the situation!
a supply of money that Is ample for or.
dlna.y needs Is inadequate fur such
time, there Isn't enouah to a-n around .nil
i no matter how great the resources of aa
inoiviauai or nrm or Dank may be, wt
have no way provided by which those re
sources may be utilized to save its namt
and credit. It la largely the fear of thil
possible situation which creates the tim
idity and begets the alarm.
I do not say that the mere fact thai
money otcuslorBlly becomes tight neede to
be remedied. Money will become tight
under any system, and, of course, there
must be some effective check to borrow
ing. It Is not the fact that money be
comes tlgl.t once a year that Is dangerous,
but the fact that the country comes every
yeur practically to the end of Its resource.
There ouKht to be soms way by which the
! undoubted resources of the country can be
I made available In an emergency; some way
1 u wii lue credit ot the country. W.d
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