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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVII NO. 95.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOHN1XO, OCTOBER 7,
SINGLE COPY WO CENTS.
Railroads Strike Blow at the Great
PROPOSED INCH EASE MEANS RUIN
. V UUiVtl war or
Washington in Two.
OMAHA IS INTERESTED IN FIGHT
Bates Affect This Market in an
' Adverse Manner.
LUMBERMEN ORGANIZE TO RESIST
.Association does Before Interstate
Commerce Commission to Resist
What Looks LIV Rapacity
, of Hill Lines.
The Mill railroads say;
"We are going to raise the e r rnies
10 cents per 100 pounds on J . ' ship
ments from the northwest Int. middle
at ate territory. Z
"We need more equipment, S jr s the
lumbermen want the cars the m e uld be
made lo pay for them. ' f i
"Our operating expenses b'!i reaped
gMfttly. The northwest lumbertr t pros
perous, and should be made to tie ad
ranee. "We are now hauling too many empty
cars westward for the benefit of the lumber
men." ' Qa the Other Hand.
The northwest lumbermen say:
Tbe raise In rates means ruin to us;
ft Will result In loss of from SO to 90 per
cent of our eastern shipments.
"It mesne the probable discharge of
60.008 men. and the reduction of a pay roll
of S70.ooo.floo to ta.ooo.noo.
"Lumber now pay greater freight ratea
than automobiles and oriental silks, com
modities worth many times as much,
pound for pound.
"The railwaya themselves were never so
prosperous, and aa a matter of fact are
making twice as much out of the lumber
Induatry as the lumbermen are.
"If we are to pay for the new care we
want to own them.
"We are now paying the Northern Pa
cific S4.000.000 more a year than ft needs to
operate Its road.
"Instead of a heavy percentage of oper
ating expenses the Hill lines are about 10
per cent lower than any other big system
In the country.
"The 'empty car haul' of the Hill roads
is about S per cent lower than the average
of other big Mnea.
"We are burning up SS.000 carloads of
Umber each year that we could sell for
SaooO.OOO . If we had a fair rate to tho
Toreot Ores have deatroyed 800,000 acre
more timber than the ax of the woodman."
M ' Ik. ....
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" . BEATTLE, Wash.. Oct. 8. (Special. )-A
10-cnt piece ha precipitated a contest of
millions In the northweat. Tne railway,
and the lumber Interests, the largest in
dustry on the upper Pacific coaat. are In a
struggle the equal of which has not before
seen seen in the west. The lumbermen
are worth millions, and have raised a fund
of $260,000 to tight the northern transcon
tinental lines, the head and front of which
s James J. IllU.
It ii an advance of 10 cents per 100 pounds
on lumber shipments to Omaha and the
middle statea, aohsduled to take place No
rember 1. that has aroused the lumber man
ufacturers. This seemingly small increase
means about 26 per cent more in the cost
of transportation of lumber from the state
of Washington to the eastern market, and
the lumbermen assert that It means a loss
of 50 per cent of their total business, a
shrinkage of their eastbound trade by from
SO to 80 per cent, the discharge of 60,000 men
In the mills and logging camps, the reduc
tion of Iqcome from the lumbering- Industry
by $10,000,000, and a demoralising effect on
all Induatry In the states affected. . ,
As It Is, the lumber rates Into the terri
tory around the Missouri river are so high
that tt pays to ship only the highest grades
of lumber, and, as a consequence, each
'year Washington burns up in lumber slab
piles, and leaves waste In the forest 63.000
carloads of what would otherwise be con
sidered nerohntable timber, and thla loss
represents S12.0OO.OOO annually. Yet. with a
reduction Instead of an Increase of 10 cents
per 100 pounds, the greater part of this
vasts could be utilised, and millions of
dollars would be saved; while the lumber
. ert' assert that the forests would not dis
appear any more rapidly than now. The
Interstate Commerce commission will be
asked to reduce the rate to the desired
Heating; to Bo Hoe" Seen.
This fight the lumbermen wl make will
come before the Interstate Commerce com
mission and will be heard by that tribunal
at the earliest possible date following the
advance In rates. The burden of the' lum
bermen's plea will bo that they will be
virtually barred out of the middle states
by the Increase, for It will bo Impossible
for them to compete with the lumber ship
ped in there from tho south and from
Michigan and Wleoonaln. The railroads will
reply that their operating expenses have
Increased so raplly that they need more
revenue) that the lumbermen are proeperoua
and can afford to pay more for transporta
tion; that tee many empty cars are being
V. -1 . 1 mutmtmmrA In iutnaAt t h . lumlu. In
terests, and that hauling an empty car Is
in expensive proposition.
Two features In the more distant future
re In tho lumbermen's favor, but aid
cannot be expected of them. soon.
One Is the building of the Harrlman sys
tem northward Into Seattle from Portland,
and the other Is the extension of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee aV Bt. Paul railway into
the northwest. President Earllng of the
Bt. Paul, asserts that If he can have four
tralnloada of lumber a day from the north
western states on hla line he will, with
the proceeds pay the entire operating ex
penses of his long extension. i
northern Paelne'a Share.
The Northern Pacific la tho chief lumber
carrier of tho state of Washington. . It
transports about per cent of the east
bound t raffle, and tho Oreat Northern the
remaloder, or the greater part of It. As
It Is the lumbermen pay tho Northern Pa
cific fr freight haul enough annually to
cover the entire operating expenses of the
road, and M.OO0.P0O besides. According to
their figures the lumber Interests repre
sent 40 per cent of tho t raffle of the Hill
In 1M tho state produced ISUO.OOO.OOO fret
of Umber and T.KfO.OOO.Oua shingles. Two
( tnoaaand three hundred and thirty-seven
flrma are represented In logging and manu
facture. Thla means about 1O1.C0O men are
connected with the Industry, to say nofh
Ing of thousands and thousands Indirectly
and remotely dependent upon It. Averaging-
each workman at $700 a hla wngea for
the year a low figure the payroll amounta
to about STO.OOO.ono. Wheat will bring to
Washington thla year about H0.000.000; fish,
SlK.ono.000; roal. Sft,jno,ono0, and the Alaska
trade represent 17,600,000. so the magnitude
of the Umber business Is greater than all.
Railroad Officials Nat a Unit.
There la said to be grave differences of
opinion among the traffic official them
selves over the wisdom of advancing the
lumber rates. Of course It would be a great
thing for the railways If they could count
on handling the same amount of lumber i
business, for It would mean an Increase
of receipts to the tune of S33.000.fW), every
year, but If the traffic falls on, as the
lumbermen say It will, they will be the
losers Instead of the gainers by moving
up the rates. Aa a basla on which to
figure, the lumber manufacturers wrote to
thousands of customers throughout the
middle and eastern states, asking what
effect tlte new ratea would have on their
orders for northwestern lumher. The re-
piles Indicated that the demand for shin-
gles would be reduced to about 20 per cent
of Its present volume, and that for lumber
would be half that figure.
As It Is. the lumbermen are forced to
absorb a differential of from $3.30 to' $14.70
In competing at Omaha with the southern
and northern timber products, the trans- !
portatlon charges on those woods being so
much lower because of the shorter dls- world. Just how mucn or a ngure me in- recognlied aa one oi me leaumt, : ,om. weeks ago to go to Bedford, Ind.,
tances. The scheduled advance In rates crease In foreign prices cuts In the great j ties on labor law In the country. Hls whose pastor. Rev. R. Scott Hyde, succeeds
will mesn a still greater differential of i International transaction It Is Impossible topic will be "Government by InJum- j Rev. Clyde Clay Clssell. D. D., at Hans
13.30. As the lumbermen figure on only! now to determine, but the figures are at tlon," showing what It Is alleKU to com Park Dr cl.eI1 , Known join-
. .... - ..... ' i , lul i-.i . v.. . ... k. 1 . . i a.tftmiiv I and settlnJK form ...
a profit of Si. SO per 1,0M) feet at the mill. It !
Is plain to see that the fight Is one for the
very life of the lumber Industry. - j
the he.l no.t m.n fi, .'
of lumber In conjunction with tW opera-
tlon of railwaya, makes the point that the
present freight charges anywhere beyond
Minneapolis on the northern lines arc more
than the cost of the lumber. Mr. Beck
men has appeared before dosens of rail
way prealdenta, before the Interstate Com
merce commission and even has carried the
lumber fight to the president of the United
States In person. He asserts that the
greatest trouble Ihe lumbermen have,
however, in prosecuting their case Is the
difficulty of getting reliable and accurnte
Information from the railway officials re
garding railway earnings, cost of oper
ating expenses, etc. The head offices' of
the different companies are loth to give up
what their enemies want, which Is hardly
a surprising state of affairs. i
"The lumbermen could afford to pay the
railroads S250 a car on the lower grades
of lumber," says Mr.' Beckman. "Into the
Omaha and Missouri river territory. This
wpuld mean a profit of perhapa 40 per
cent on the cost of transportation to the
railways. If such a rate could be put In
force, we would cut Into lath and small
pieces those 63,000 cars of lumber that now
are lost, and we would get many million
dollars more out of our forests without
cutting them down any faster. . We could
use Ah small . tree and knotted boards
that now are lost." As It lsV we 'can make
use of only the first-class logs, and all
tho others are waste. It Is a sacrifice
that Is appalling,' and before so very many
years have gone by the people of the north
west will be bemoaning the passing of
! Ihu lln.lwi, - w,alth ttiufr a, (n a
has been so ruthlessly sacrificed.
Hallronda itefuae Relief.
"Yet tha railways refuse to Rive us the
'40-cent rate' thut we have o long been
asking. Perhaps tho Interstate Commerce
commission, In determining what is an
equitable rate may give us the long de
sired relief, but even "then the damage
that the announcement of the Increased
j rate, and Its effect even for a short time
aner it is pui in iorce. win im uryonu
calculation, it might be said.
"The lumber Interests have suffered loss
: of millions and millions of dollars now
because of the failure of the railroads to
supply cars. We have been for months at
a time without more than a score or two
of cars, where we needed hundreds and
Interstate Commerce Commissioner
Franklin K. Lane haa been in the north-
j west Investigating conditions, and prepar
ing to expedite the hearing of tne tumDer
men's and rallroads arguments as soon
as the case reaches the commission In
an official way. He is thoroughly familiar
with conditions, and the lumbermen, as
well as the railways, have faith In the
Justice of his conclusions. If the railroads
lose before the commission they will be
compelled to return to the lumber shippers
the excess charges to such an amount as
the commission sees fit.
FORD JURY FAILS TO AGREE
After Forty' Ballots It Stands Eight
for Conviction ana Fear for
BAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5.-The Ford
Jury, after eighteen hours' deliberations, re
ported to the court at 2:30 o'clock this aft-
. emoon that It wa. unable to agree on a
verdict. The Jury was discharged. The
' Jury stood eight for acquittal and four for
conviction. About forty ballot, were ca.t.
The juror, unanimously refused to tell the
' names of those who voted for acquittal.
' They Intimated that the eight who so
' voted were unwilling to make their names
known for fear of newspaper and other at
tack.. JUDGE COLLAPSES. ON BENCH
Bllnaooota Jorlot, Falnta as Ho
Ahuot to Sentence Bfarderer
BEMIDJI. Minn.. Oct. .- Peter Matheson,
on trial for killing John Johansen near Ten
Strike last February, was yesterday found
guilty of murder in the first degree. Judge
McClenahan collapsed when about to pro
nounce sentence and wsg carried from the
court room. He revived In a few minutes,
however, and sentenced the convicted man
BforxhTXifTa or ocbav steamships.
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LONDON. Oct. i The Cunsrd steamer
Umbria was reported by wireless at 11 It
p. in. thirty miles west of FastnsC
BIG INCREASE IN IMPORTS
Americans Bavin? More Abroad Tim
Tear Than Last.
GREATER INCREASE IN VALUES
Jnat What Proportion of the Total
Excess Is Doe to Enhance Prices
Has Not Yet Been Fig
's ored Oat.
WASHINGTON, Oct. .-Attentlon has
been attracted recently to the Increased
value of the Imports Into the United
States from foreign countries and to the
narrowing margin of 4he value of Imports
and exports. Thst msrgln. as shown by the
official statistics. Is, however, yet on the
credit side of America's ledger and, In the
opinion of the government experts. Is likely
there to remain.
For the month of August, for Instsnce,
.'the excess of exports over imports ssgre-
saieu in vaiue si.m.wii aou hit- t-. .
exports over tmporteror the eight months
ended August 31 was $!M.463.12.
It is Important to note, In this connec
tion, that the -Increase In Imports Into
America Is due. In consldersble measure,
to the Increased prices which Imported
commodities commsnd In the mskets cf the j
hand which Indicate that not merely the
quantity of the Imports, but the value of
them In the countries of origin are re-
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P-Pared by th. government that
the narrowing of the margin between lm-
year or two. It Is evident, too,,rrom me ;
Port" "nd "tPrts Is due not to a dicreaae
In the exports, but rather to an increase
In the value of the Imports. Or this point,
O. P. Austin, chief of the bureau of sta
Exports on Increase,
"The exports for the eight months end
ing with August are larger than those
of the corresponding months In my pie
ceding year, and those of August alone
are larger than In any preceding Augunt
except that of 10. So the reduction I
.u. .... im..
Is due chiefly to the phenomenal growth
cf import, which ha. characterised the
last few year.. Th. value of lr-port.
in iiifrn.1 nin7 u- nr t20.000.000 In
while for the
excess o fAugust, 1908. and actually On Monday evening there will be a public
double that of Auguat. 1900, while for the meeting at which Secretary Emery will set
eight months ending with August tho forth the object, and purposes of the Cltl
values of the Imports was 1158,000.000 sens' Industrial association,
more than in the same month of ladt j The second day will be devoted to the
year and more than double that of .the j subject of Industrial education, its neces
ss me months of 1906." ' Islty, Its practicability and Its systematic
"How do you account for this large In- J organisation. President 8. C. Dickey of the
crease In Imports?" he was asked. Winona Technical Institute of IndlanapnVs
"Increased demand for foreign material will describe what has been done on a large
for use In manufacturing, increased pur- i acale In centrallaod Institutions. Arthur
chase, of foreign manufacture, and lux- ' xan, supervisor - of the department of
urlea. and In many caaea an advance in . industrial education Of the Toung Men,
prloes abroad, which makes a lven ( christian associations will' show the prac
amount of foreign merchandise cost tnoit tieabnity of onrsntxhvg small -clmis-s hi any
In 1907 than the same quantity cost in i town illustrating the work by results ob
earller years. . Crude material for use in tained In New Kngland. M. W. Alexander
manufacturing shows an Increase of $42,- of tne- Gfinera.Klectrlc company, which Is
000,000 In the eight months ending wim probaby the.laigcst employer of highly
August when oompared with the same skllIed ubor'lii the country, will tell what
month, of la.t year; manufacture. forcan ba done ,n the-orannlaatlon of an P
further use In manufacturing an Increaso prent,c(,8lllp lyllem under present condl
of ISS.OOO.OOO; finished manufactures, ail ,. iilii.tri.tAd hir the svstem In nrtc
Increase of JO.000.000. and foodstuffs rn
Increase or iso.ouu.ouv. naw i-uivuu im
port, alone show an Increase of SH.000,
000 In the eight montha ending with
1907, over those of the sam
moniiis m " , . : .h the Smithsonian Institution, will discuss ths
India rubber. 18.000,000; chemicals, about , '
iiium ruui, . , , "Negro Labor Problem In the South," and
. 000.000: fibers, about $2,000,000, "',. ,., . . . '
' ' ' t ..... (la nnaalhlA AfVAot nrwin t h. onnr aftnatlnn
in 1906: raw silk. u,ouo.wuo;
wool, pig iron and lumber, about H.ooo.-i
000 each. Copper Imports" .how an In-
ir.onn non over last
.hi. ..nM ..n.ih in the lmoorts
of copper into the greatest copper-pro- I the necessity of establishing responsibility
duclng country In the world being duo on the part of labor organisations aa well
to the superior facilities for smelting and employers, since In no other way can
refining which this country possesses. All "lability of trade agreements be obtained,
theae artlclea which I have mentioned, as ""d to the need for a comprehensive system
showing a large Increase In linporta-.lan of Industrial education to meet the coin
are for use In manufacturing. Then there Plaints from every part of the country of
Is also a marked advance la the lmporta-
tlon of foodstuffs this year, sugar show
Ing an Increase of $11,000,000; coffse,
(10,000,000, and cocoa; (5,000,000. In fin
ished manufactures there Is also a large
Increase in Importations, cotton laoes,
edging, and embroideries showing an In
crease of about II. 000.000 and manufac
tured fibers about $6,000,000."
Fls res JSot Yet Digested.
"Can you lndlcate"what ahare of the in
crease In imports is due to advance In
prices of the articles Imported?"
"Not .definitely, at present. The bureau
is hmaklng an analysis of Import and ex
port prices In 1907 compared with those of
earlier years, with the purpose of trying to
determine what .hare of the recent in
crease In our toreign commerce Is due
merely to higher .rices, and what share
to an actual increase In quantity imported
or exported, but at present I am unable
definitely to answer that question. I do
know, however, that In many of the Im
portant Import, tho advance In price 1.
largely and In many oases chiefly respon
sible for the Increased -total value of the
"I . do not mean," continued Mr. Austin,
"to Imply that higher prices abroad are
responsible for all, or nearly all of the
largely Increased total value of our Im
ports; for there have been large Increase.
In the quantity of many article, brought
I In, especially those of a class not produced
In the United Statea or not produced In
j sufficient quantities for home use.
"It must be expected that with our
growth of population and increasing share
of' population devoting It. attention to
'manufacture., we thall have less and less
of natural products to spare for exports-
i tlon and require more and more of foreign
products both for use in manufacturing
and In supplying thst class of food re
quirements not produjjd In the United
State., and that in peiiods of prosperity
like the present the Importation of article,
of luxury and high giado manrfactures
will also continue large; and that the main
tenance of the present exceas of exports
over Imports will depend upon the activity
of our manulattu.-e. in marketing their
product. In other ?a.-4 of .he w.Mtd."
No Attempt Taft'e Life. ''
NAGASAKI. Oct. S. During the trip cf
the steamer Minnesota, on which Secre
tary of War Taft and hi. party were
passengers, from Kobe to thla port, a
Japaneae passenger wa. Imprisoned In hi.
cabin by order of tha captain of the ves
sel on account of bla auspicious actions,
lie said he was a member of the Taft
party. He was turned over to the police
here and It wa. developed that the man
had been drinking. The affair waa ex
a. aerated Into an atttio&t to talure Sec
LEGISLATION FOR LABOR j
Mnfconer and t'oncreminaa
MttlefleM Arc the
NEW YORK. Oct, . Congreasn ill
rii,.1.. IP I lftlBflal,l rf Main la In tnnke
an address on "Labor Legislation" at the '
dinner which Is to . conclude the annu.il
convention of the Citlsens' Industrial As
sociation of America in Battle Creek.
Mich., on Monday and Tuesday, October
7 and S. Tht will be Mr. Littlelields
first announcement of his plans regard
ing labor legislation for the coming ses
sion of conarees since his re-election In
th. f- nf tho .mnalsrn conducted
against him under the personal leadership 'Methodist Eplscopsl church adjourned yes
of President Samuel Oompers of thujterday afternoon at the Hanscom Park
American Federation of Labor. Methodist church, where It haa been In
The convention will be welcomed by 1 session since Tuesday. Just before adjourn
the mayor of Battle Creek on Monday ment Bishop McDowell read the appolnt
morning. C. V. Post, president. will ment of pastors for the churehee of tho
make hla annual address, which will be conference.
followed by a report by James A. Emery, I The appointments represent several
secretary of the association, showing the changes in Omaha pulpits. Rev. D. W. Mc
resulte already accomplished and the Grrgor of Diets Memorial church and Rev.
work which is planned for the futur. J. M. Bothwell of Madison exchange places;
empllaslslng the fact thst the association Rev. J. N. Gartner of Tllden, Neb., sue
stands neither for the employer nor .the reeds Re;. Francis P. Cook at McCabe
employe, hut for the third party at In- church, Rev. Mr. McCook remaining In
terest In labor controversies tha tcner.il Omaha; Rev. E. T. George of Albion goes
public which is paying the cost of in- ; to Trinity church and Rev. F. M. Blsson.
dustrlal warfare. ! formerly of South Omaha, to Albion. Rev.
Monday afternoon's session will be de- j Randolph Smith, generally recognised as
voted to a discussion or xne ieR.ii "
of this Industrial warfare. The first
speaker will be-T.,J. Mahoney of Omaha,
wuu " ii'. ,v ... .-- 1
what Its functions have been In the er
vIcd of state and individual.
T t p-Miev of Boston, lending New
r.ngiana counun v - -
trial ".ocl.tldl.cus, tho "Lega,
Status of the Labor Union.
Sltaatlon In Colorado.
George Manley of Denver, leader of the
Citlsens' movement In Colorado, will cin-
cuss "Industrial Conditions in the Rocky
Mountains" touching npon the Haywood
trial the 'attitude of the Western Fed-
eratlon of Miners and of the Mine Own
ers' association. And describing the work
which the cltlxens are doing under tholv
nnttn "Americanism must rule Amer
President Jamea W. Van Cleave , of the
Nnttonal Association of Manufacturers will
close the discussion with a plea for -Legal
Responsibility for Labor Union.." advo-
c.Wng that both partie. to a labor agree-
!ment be held to equal accountamiuy.
On Monday evening there will be a
meeting at which Secretary Emery w
ment be held to equal accountability.
; t)ce .n he ghen.ctady, N. Y.. and Lynn,
shop. of the General Electric com-
' J. H. MeCormick. secretary of the Mobile
association and formerly anthropologist of
01 "la counlr'-
The convention will devote special atten-
I tlon to securing a general recognition of!
. scarcity anu inemciency of .Killed labor.
MANY ATTEND THE SYNOD
Presbyterians of Sonth Dakota Gather
at Huron for Aanaal
HURON, 8. D. Oct. ..(Special.)
The Presbyterian synod for South Dakota
Is being attended by an exceedingly large
number of people from all parts of the
state. Among the Interesting features
Friday was the report by E. H. Grant
of the Board of Ministerial Relief; Dr.
J. 8. . Dixon of Philadelphia delivered an
Interesting addreaa; a parliament of for
eign missions was conducted by Key. S.
W. Marquis, and Dr. C. H. Bruce of
Aberdeen conducted a parliament - of
evangelistic work. In the evening a pop
ular meeting was held In Huron college,
addressed by Dr. R. M. Adam, of Minne
apolis and Rev. H. L. McCleland, secre
tary of the Freedman board. The
Women'. Synodlcal Missionary society
held tt. twenty-third annual meeting, over
which Mrs. Anna E, McCauley presided.
Mrs. J. 8. Oliver, formerly of Huron,
now of Lo. Angeles, Cal., and Mr. Dar
win S. Jamea, now of England, together
with Miss Maria Louise Chase of Syen
hla. Core a. and Miss Lout. Smith of
Bank. Creek. N- C, also sent greetings.
Mis. Sarah Fewln. of Aberdeen gave a
! report of the Young People's societies.
and Mr. F. J. Dlefenderfer, president of
the Pennsylvania Synodcal society, and
Mrs. A. F. Anderson of Pine Ridge und
Mrs. Thomas Luckey of Huron were
among othsr speakers. The following offi
cers were chosen for the en.ulng year:
Honorary president, Mr.. J. 8. Oliver,
Lo. Angeles. Cel.; president Miss Annie
E. McCauley, Brldgewater; recording sec
retary, Mr. W. L. Notesteln, Huron; cor
responding secretary and treasurer, jlrs.
H. P. Carson, Huron; secretary of litera
ture, Mrs. T. Luckey, Huron; Young
People's secretary. Mis. Sarah A. Fewtns,
HAMS, BACON AND STEAK LOST
Thief Forces Door of Johnson's
Market. Taking; Largo saatlty
Somebody had a good Sunday dinner at
the expense of C. H. Johnson, who operate,
a meat market and grocery at Twenty
fourth street and Ames avenue. Mr. John
son evidently closed hi. establishment too
early for the accommodation of hla cus
tomer Saturday night, for the cuetomer
forced the rear door, and after rifling the
cash register of SI. SO In cash took a quan
tity of bacon, ham and choice round steak,
tha whole approximating 160 pound. Some
vegetable, were taken also.
FOUR NEW PASTORS IN OMAHA
iHanscom Park, Trinity, Diets Memo
rial, McCabe Churches Change.
METHODIST CONFERENCE AT END
Bishop McDowell Reads 1.1st of Pnlpit
Appointments and Preaches the
Conference Sermon Henflay
The North Nebraska conference of Hie
one of the strongest Preachers of any de
nomin.ton th. ,. i... THnttv. to
whlch cnurcn ne pre.ented his resignation
m tne Hr.t rhnrri rT I r a , rltv Kan
Bishop Prearke Sermon
Bishop McDowell preached the confer-
ence sermon tn th mnrnln. Ma nntnted
: " " i "
t.. Jact thaU the great
the Bible shows Is that Chr
Chrlst Is the re
deemer of the world.
"Some people admire the Bible for the
fine system of human ethics It teaches;
others admire It from the literary stand-
Plnt. while still others read It for the (
theology It teaches," said he. "but all theae j
are only secondary to the great story of
He also assailed the higher criticism of
"It makes no difference whether there
was one Isaiah or two or forty. The great j
thing is the doctrines which 'are recorded
unoer that prophet."
The rdlnat!oh of deacon, a
took place at the morning .ervlc
service. At the
afternoon meeting the consecration of
deaconesses and memorial services for de
ceased members was the order.
List of Appointments.
These appointment, were read, those In
parenthesis being supplies:
William Gorat, presiding elder. 1
Arlington H. A. Chapel. N
Blalr-J. O. Shlck . .
Craig and Alder Grove-W. A. Elliott.
Fremont J. A. Spyker. ,
Florence (to be supplied), ;
Gretna and Spring Grove A. E. Fowler.
Herman (to be .implied).
Hooper and Bethel-J. H.-Hard. ' .Y
. Kennard and Elk City A J. Warne.
Nlckerson (to be supplied).
Oakland George W, Snyder.
Omaha City missions (to be supplied).
Dickie chapel, J. M. Leidy; First. Frank
L. Loveland and D. L.. Bartle; Hanscom
Park, R. Scott Hyde; First Memorial, Will-
lam Esplln; McCabe, J. N.
J Memorial, G. A. Luce; Baward Street. J. F
Poucher; Diet. Memorial, J. M. Bothwell;
Southwest (to be supplied); Trinity, E. T.
George; ,Walnut Hill. E. E. Hosman.
Papllllon and Elkhorn A. C. Bonham.
Richfield and Union Wingett.
South Omaha First. H. H. Millard; Lefler
Memorial. K. W. G. Hlller.
Springfield and Platford J. W. lllsley.
Tekamah D. I. Rouah.
Valley-O. M. Couffer.
GRAND ISLAND DISTRICT.
D. H. Main, presiding elder.
Alda C. E. Campbell.
Archer H. A. Taylor
Bartlett (to be supplied).
Belgrade F. A. Shawkey.
Cairo J. H.' McDonald.
Cedar Rapids J. S. Green.
Central CIty-R. J .McKenxle.
Central City Circuit W. A. Gregory.
Clarks Arthur Atack.
Columbus-L. R. DeWolf.
Fullerton E. C. Wright.
Fullerton Circuit (to be supplied).
Genoa W. J. Brlent. '
Grand Island First, John R. Gregory:
Trinity, W. W. McKee.
Greeley E. A. Bmlth.
Maple Grove and Glenooe W. E. Green.
North Bend W. D. SUmbaugh.
Palmer John W. Henderson.
Primrose and Enfield (to be supplied).
Purple Cane Charles F. Innl.
Richland (George W. McDonald).
St. Edward C. P. Lang.
Mt. Pleasant (Henry Zlnnecker).
St. Paul W. H. Underwood.
Schuyler-T. J. Wright.
Scotia J. F. Webater.
Silver Creek-(C. F. Unsler).
W'olbach and Cushlng Ward Morse.
Wood Rlver-W. N. Paxton.
J. B. Carna, state superintendent of th.
John B. Roe left without appointment to
4 NORFOLK DISTRICT.
D. K. Tyndall. presiding elder.
Allen C. H. Moore.
Bancroft (J. T. Helm).
Beemer and Wlsner George L. OoodelL
Belden and Bholes J. H. Smith.
Bloomfkild H. H. Bt. Louis.
Carroll-E. E. Carter.
Cential Circult-(L. R. Keckler).
Creston and Humphrey C. E. Carroll.
; Dakota ICty-U F. Powell.
Decatur-(E. A. Hartman).
Enieraon-C. S. Hughes.
Hartlngton and Crofton (F. M. Durllner)
Homer and Malthlll-J. L. Phillip.
Laurel IL Treiona. '
Lyons J. M. McDonald.
Madlson-D. M. McGregor.
Norfolk-C. W. Ray. ,
Norfolk Clrcult-(Ira Le Baron).
Pender and Thurston W. B. Warren. "
Pllger-W. R. Romluger.
.Ponca and Waterbury-H. O. Langley
Randolph-G. B. Warren.
St. James-J. J. Kemper.
South Sioux City O. F. Mead.
Stanton C. N. Dawson.
Wakefield W. G. Fowler.
Wausa Aino. Fetser.
Wayne-C. F. Sharpe.
Wlnside-P. J. Lawaon.
Thomas Blthell. presiding elder.
Albion F. M. Blsson.
Battle Creek-R. J. Callon.
Boone B. H. Burten.
runswlck and Olcott (F. Hess).
Chambers A. W. Ahrendts.
Clearwater J. Q: Galloway.
Crelghton E. C. Thorpaj
Elgin-F. A, High.
Enierlck-W. D. Smith.
Ewlng O. Eggleston.
Goose I-ake (to be supplied).
Inmnn (H. Illndninrch).
Loretto tj. Alien).
Lynch C. F. Kru-e.
Monorvl (Chris Ernst).
Meadow Grove A L. Kellog.
Nellgh-C. O. Trump.
Newman Grove and Llndssy T. K. Smith.
Niobrara (J. F. Coleman).
Oskdale-R. F. ghacklock.
O'Nrll-T. S. Wstson.
Osmond -W. C. Kelly.
Paddock (M. Miller).
Page and Maxficld-H. W. Rummell.
Plerce-E. J. T. Connely.
Plalnvlew-J. P. Yost.
Plalnvlew Circuit N. M. Somervllle.
Royal E. B. Koonts. i
Spencer and Bristol F. A. C. Crown.
Tllden-J. A". Hawk.
E. C. Horn, transferred to North Minne
C. F. Sharpe, transferred from North
Rex R. Moe. transferred to the Malay
A farewell reception will be given
Wednesday evening at the Hanscom Park
Methodist church for Rev. Pr. Clyde Clay
Clssel. who will leave the latter part of
the week for Kansas City, Kan., to assume
the duties of his new pastorate at the First
Methodist church Of that cltv.
FLOOD OF ASIATIC LABORERS
Immlarratlon Bureau Takes Hteps to
Stop the Inflow Across the
WASHINGTON, Oct. s' Immigration of
Japanese into America la Increasing at
so alarming a rate that It has been de
termined to adopt extraordinary measures
to prevent the Introduction Into the United
States not only of Japanese, but of nil
Asiatic coolie laborers. One result of
trip of Secretary Straus has bean an In
crease In the force of Immigration in
spectors along the Canadian border, with
view to contsolllng the flood of Asiatic
Immigration. It la known that more then
double the number of Japanese have come
into the United States thus fsr In the
year 1907 than came here during the
same period last year. Naturally, the
figures of the government do not include
the hundreds of Japaneae why have come
Into the country surreptlously. . They
have come across the Canadian and Mex
lean borders practically without hin
drance, despite the regulation! adopted
by the government to prevent the Intro
duction of Japanese laborers. For many
months the government has had immi
gration Inspectors In Mexico and Can
ada. In practically every Instance the
Inspectors have reported that the Japa
nese who reach Mexico or Canada are
bound for the United States. Inquiries
in the Hawaiian Island, have revealed or
ganisation, whose business it Is to pro
cure Japanese laborers to work In the
United Statea. They not only provide the
means, but pave the way by which Japa
nese may obtain entrance Into this coun
try through Canada and Mexico.
It Is thla sort of proposition the gov
ernment proposes to combat. In the ap
pointment of what practically constitute
a patrol guard of the northern and south
ern . border, of the country. Secretary
Straus hope, to reduce the number ' of
Asiatics' who daily are coming across the
borders In great and - Increasing nura-
Return, from the Canadian Immigration
office show that 8.286 AaiaUc. were alnded
at the British Columbian port, of Vic
toria and Vancouver between January 1
and' September 18. 1907. Of this Urge
number 2,872 were Hindus and 4,811 were
Japanese, most of the latter reaching
Canada from Honolulu. The remaining
sixty-three were Chinese, who paid an
admission fee of $100 for the privilege
of landing In Canada.1 The field of labjr
In that aectlon pf Canada is limited, and
the Investigations of the United State.
Immigration Inspectors have shown that
most of the' Japanese and Chinese expect
ultimately to get into the United Statea.
BUSY DAY FOR N0RRIS BROWN
Senator Will Visit All Army
and Dine at Commercial
Senator Norria Brown, who remained
over after attending the ceremonies In
cident to the laying of the cornerstone of
St. Cecelia's Catholic cathedral yeaterday,
will be the gueat of the Commercial club
today. At S o'clock. In company of Con
gressman Hitchcock and Commissioner
Guild of the Commercial club, he will go
to Fort Crook, where Colonel Gardener
will show him over the government's In
stitution, that Senator Brown may ascer
tain the needs. At 12. iO )ie will dine at
the Commercial club luncheon, following
which he will speak. President Wllhelm
will preside and some sixty representative
business men will attend the luncheon. At
S p. m., 'with former Senator Millard and
: Congressman Hitchcock, Senator Brown
I will visit Fort Omaha, where Colonel
! Glassford will receive and tske them over
the place. The senator will also go to
tho government corrall and supply station
to set what should be done for them by
Lome by Prairie Flro Heavy.
HURON. 8. D. Oct. . tSpeciat)
Report, of losses from Friday afternoon',
prairie fire are coming In. The fire, which
was started by a passing locomotive on
the Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Paul rail
road, about two mites south of Bonllla,
burned over a Vast area and score, of
farmer, have lo.t all their winter supply
of hay, much grain tn .tack and many
building. Th wind wa blowing
strongly and th fire traveled very lap
Idly, no that It could not be checked
until It came within a very short dis
tance of Valley Junction, four mile, a est
Of this city, on the Chicago aV Northwest
ern line. . Among the losers are Commis
sioner Borah, Messrs. McEwen, Tucker,
Morrtsssy and Bentley. In fact, the losses
cannot be estimated, a. a large majority
of farmer, have large herd, of cattle
and there I. no hay to be had In that
section of the county for winter feed.
Charles Peterson of Huron, who wa. put
ting up hay near the Sioux Valley junc
tion, was caught In the fire, lis loosened
his team from the wagon and, .noiintlng
one of the horse., rode rapidly to a place
of safety. His wagon and haying ma
chinery were burned.
I'ntbria Una Ronh Pasaaa;.
QUEENSTOWN, Oct. . The lunard
liner Umbria. which sailed from New
York September it, arrived her today.
The vessel experienced terrific weather
from Sunday until Wednesday. Tuesday
afternoon a Huge sea struck It and badly
damaged Ita forward bridge. Nobody wa
Injured. All on board the teamer wer
well except th boatswain' a boy, who
leg was- brok last Wednesday, and a
fireman who wa. Injured Saturday,
Cornerstone Laying; Marks Epoch in
Religious Life of City.
MOST IMP0SI1TG OF FUNCTIONS
Eight Thousand Catholics March to
Scene of Ceremonies.
THREE ARCHBISHOPS TAKE TART
Many Dignitaries of Roman Church in
IRELAND DELIVERS THE SERMON
St. Paul Prelate Addresses Fully
Twelve Thousand Persons.
DISCOURSE ACTUAL MASTERPIECE
In Words of Fervid Eloquence Ho
Defines a Cathedral.
SENATOR BROWN FOR CIVIL LIFE
Voice of State is Mingled' with that
BISHOP SCANNELL LAYS STONE
Following; Impressive Ceremonies
Settlnjt Aalde One of Fonr Largest
Cathedrals Ranqnet is Held
for Clergy sad Laltr.
When 8.000 laymen of the Catholic church
marched In line; three archbishops and
twenty bishops participated In the cere- - .
monies, before an audlchce ot 12.000 peopl.
for the laying of the cornerstone of St.
Cecilia's pathedral 8tinday afternoon, ec
clesiastics familiar with- the church In'
many continents, declared old world church
ceremonials to be outdone.
The parade of church Societies, lodge,
and parishes from the city to the cathedral
at Fortieth and Burt streets, was the most
remarkable procession . which ha. ever
marched on the street, of Omaha. In
length It ranked with the longest, the men
marching six abreast, th parade was two
mile, tn length and required glmost one
hour to pass one point.
But the parade wa grest for another
reason. It embraced societies organised
from people of, half a dosen countries, but
all with a single purpose, all cllnsjlhy to -the
same faith, hearing weekly the singing
of the same mas. chanted In the ..me
tongue;' ell saying dally the same prayer.,
looking to the same hereafter. And Sun
day all marched ' toward the site of the
cathedral of St. Cecilia, th magnificent
structure which Is to be one ot the four
largest In the United State, and cost up
ward of $1,000,000. All th varied nation
alltlea, which marched In th great ec
clesiastical parade; from all stations In
life, will contribute to the great butdtng,
and Sunday they al said together, "It la
our church our cathedral."
Feat ores' of tho Procession.
In ' the parade marched men from be
neath the pale pink dome of southern
skies, the country of, Rom. St. Peters
and the Seven Hills. . They carried th
simple banner, of ' the Italian societies
of Omaha; Knights ot St. Georqe. the
great Bohemian Catholic brotherhood, rtd
horseback and looked like cruaader. 1th
their shining helmets. German Catholic,
marched beneath the arm. of the kalurr
and carried the banner, of Rome; the
Ancient Irish Order of Hibernians, wear
ing broad grenn sashes and long badge
which betokened their country, marchd
side by slde with the St. Mary's chapel
of Syrian Catholic, and wer followed
by the Order of St. Francis In glittering
silver helmet. Band after band marched
by, from the Sixteenth infantry to tho
j pariah and society bands, making a
j pageant which stamped on the mind, of
Omahan. who witnessed it the strength
' of Catholicism In the west and undyl.ig
faith of thousand. In Christianity.
Those on Reviewing; stand.
From a reviewing stsnd near th corner
atone of the great cathedral th parade
was reviewed by the prelate. In purple and
the guard of honor, from the fourth de
gree. Knight, of Columbu.. The gueat. of
the blahop of Omaha had all arrived ex
cept Archbishop Christie of Oregon, who
was unable to reach Omaha In time for .
the ceremonies. Those who reviewed the
two-mile parade were Archbishops Ireland
of St. Paul, Qulgley of Chicago and Keane
of Dubuque. The bishops gathered about
Rt. Rev. Richard Scannell were Oarrlgan
of Sioux City, who stood at the bishop',
right, and Bonacum of Lincoln, who wa
i on tha left ; Mat of Denver, Burke of St.
j Joseph. McGolIck of Duluth, Shanley of
Fargo, Cotter of Winona, Janssen of Belle
ville, Hennessey of Wichita. O'Gorman of
Sioux Fall, Cunningham ot Concordia,,
Keen of Cheyenne, Starlha of Leadi Lenl
han of Oreat Falls, Davis of Davenport,
Carroll of Helena and Llllls of Leaven-
worth. Others on the reviewing stand a
guests of the bishop of Omaha were Mon-
' slgnors Lenlhan of Fort Dodge, Flavin of
Dea 'Moines, Lee of Beaumont, ' Tex.; Dr.
Dunn of Chicago, chancellor to Archbishop
, Qulgley; Abbott Conrad ot Conception, Mo.,
and the Knights of Columbus, guard of
honor. This guard consisted ot Thorns
Flynn, J. H. Schmidt, J. A. SchalL T. J
. Nolan. T. Kearney, Frank J. Coad and D.
Before thla group of eminent ecclesias
tics and laymen the lonf line passed,
which had formed before 1 :30 o'clock on
j streets near Nineteenth and Farnain. It
I move west to Fortieth street and s P-
j proacbed th reviewing stand from th
sou tn. passing norm to the front of th
church, then to the enclosure on th
east, where a special detail of police kept
places reserved for the various societies
Th procession moved In eight divisions.
It was headed by a apodal detail of
mounted police under command of Chief
J. J. Donahue. J. A. C. Kenneiy waa
marshal of the parade, assisted by W. A.
Schall. secretary of th cornerstone .
soctatton . Green'. Omaha band headed
the first division, with Thomas Swift a
captain. The Knight ef Columbu ver
tin first organisation In th parade, and
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