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The Omaha Daily- Bee
VOL. XXXVII NO. 96.
OMAIIA,N TUESDAY MOBNING, OCTOBER 8, 1907 TEX PAGES.
SINGLE COPi' TWO CENTS.
CO i N MEN MEET
Interna Conference of Growers
a liners Begins.
1 MEETING xX ELD IN ATLANTA
Relegates fn , t Over World Wei-
corned by Governor Hoke Smith,
NEARLY FIVE HUNDRED ATTEND
President Macoll, in Speech, Discusses
Evils of Speculation.
TO CHANGE METHOD OF GRADING
Me Weald. Hove This Fork IHae Ii
Soothe Warehouses nder
tloas. ATLANTA. Ga., Oct 7. Men who frow
cotton and man who manufacture It Into
clothe and other roods for the markets of
tha world met In the state capitot today
in tha International Conference of Cotton
Grower and Manufacurers. During the
three-days' sessions of the conference,
questions of the utmost Importance to grow
ers and consumers will be discussed and
action la looked for that will radically
change for the better methods of handling
and growing the great staple of" the south.
Nearly GOO delegates were present when
President James R. Mocoll of Providence,
R. I., called the meeting to order, former
President Arthur Kufficr of Vienna, Aus
tria, and delegates from Great Britain,
Germany. Belgium, France and Spain be
ing present. The bodies forming the Inter
national conference are the National Spin
ners' association, the Farmers' union, the
Bouthern Cotton association, and the Inter
state Cotton Manufacturers association.
The morning session was taken up largely
with addresses of 'welcome and responses,
and the appointment of committees of two
members from each of the four organisa
tions .to nominate permanent officers and
select chairman and vice chairmen of the
sectional committee. ' It is in these sec
tional meetings that much of the actual
work will be done. V
'resident Macoll's Address.
Shortly after 10 o'clock President Macoll
called the conference to order and after
prayer delivered li la opening address?"
After giving the history of the federation
and object 'of the association, Mr. Macoll
said: - '
One important object which those of us
who are Americans, whether growers or
spinners, have In view. Is to demonstrate
lo our European friends, who consume two
thirds of the crop, the wondertul resources
ret undeveloped In the southern states fur
he tMoriur-tlon of the raw material. We
want them to see for themselves that
America will grow all the cotton the wortd
needs; on the other hand, It is desirable
for the growers by personal contact with
the spinners to realise that If they are to
maintain their supremacy, these must be
. a forward movement in the direction of
the, removal ef the so-called souses tnat
a exist in tne growing, nanunng ana
ktww of -IMeir product.
..i Wunttr;( if he wants to sell direct to
fuliiners. rr.ust in some wax- do the
. . a of Ui middleman and have the samo
i. .t-.ital responsibility; he must grade,
and (Inane the cotton as the mer-
Ati admit that the time has now come
fur rtennlte suggestions and prompt action
lo eh'rct needed . reforms. To this end we
mould discuss gin compressing which would
ettt'Ct an enormous saving la transportation
uttd Insurance, and enable the overburdened
tailruads to move more expeditiously the
ever increasing crop.
The proper marking of cotton should be
Insisted upon. Tha cotton world needs a
uniform bill of lading which states au
thenticated facts regarding shipments and
fcffords adequate protection to the owners
of the cotton and .he banks that help them
lo finance the crop. .
I am heartily In sympathy with the re
port recently issued by a committee of the
is'ew York Cotton exchange on the certifica
tion of cotton in southern warehouses and
improved classification as to grade and
staple. This would In my opinion tend to
control speculation and at the same time
make tlitt New Vork contract more service
able to spinners both as a hedge and fur
Mr, Macoll urged as the most Important
thing that, the conference could accomplish
would be the formation of a permanent in
ternational . organization - of growers and
" !( forCvtloa Spinner.
Governor Hoke Smith of Georgia then de.
Uvcred an address of welcome. C. W.
Macara. chairman of the committee of the
International Federation of Master Cotton
Spinners and Manufacturers' association
and president of the English Master Ccttou
Spinners' Federation, responded. Mr.
Macara said in part:
-ft. American cotton crop plays such
an Important (art In the supply of the
world needs that operations which af
fect It practically affect, more ore less, the
entire cotton crop of the world, and when
consideration la given to the fact that the'
raising or reducing the annual average prloe
by Illegitimate spi-culation by even 1 cent
a pound represents Isw.ouo.Out, It must be
obvious that tt Is time that some determined
effort was made to rid the Industry of this
unnecessary burden.' It has been the aim
of all manufacturers for many years to
reduce the cost of production by taking
full advantage of science and invention,
and great economies have been effected.
I thin kit would be well If this example
were followed by the growers of our raw
. All th officers of tli International con
ference were xe-elcted.
FAST TRAIN J0 SAVE LIFE
Bauvtlatftioa ftpewial Bear (h tea are
Dctr t Bedside of Itatte
To save tha life of th copper mine mil
lionaire, J. B. Ryan of Butte, Mont., a spe
cial train Is tearing across th country front
Chicago, to Butte with Dr. Frank Billings,
surgeon of Chicago, aboard. Th train left
Chicag Sunday at til p. ni.. reached Lin
coln, Neb., at 4M Monday a. nr., Seneca,
eb., at Ufl Monday p. m.. Gillette, Wyo.,
ft At MS Monday p. 4n.
- Burlington officials say there Is no inten
tion ef trying to bieak records ea this run,
but they are endeavoring to get the train
' through on good running time with abso
lute safety. The condition of Mr. Ryan Is
alarming and no time is to be lost in the
supreme effort of trying to save his life.
ANTA FE OPERATORS RAISED
All Telegrapher oa System Uivrs
Advaaie is Par Brglaalag
TOPfctCA. Kan., Oct. 7.-TI Atchison.
Topeka eV Santa Fe Railway company t -day
announced an increase In th wages
of ail telegraph operators on the system.
Th Increase weal Into effect October 1.
and cam aa a surprtse to tbe men. This is
tli second tncraks in wages the Santa
F operator have had In the last twelve
months, th Increase In that tlin being
about S per cent. The read employes non
SUMMARY OF THE DEE
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Forecast till 7 p. m. Tuesday:
FORECAST FOR OMAHA. COUNCIL,
BLUFFS AND VICINITY-Falr Tuesday.
FORECAST FOR NEBRASKA Fair end
FORECAST FOR IOWA-Falr nnd
wrmr ,n w'"t Portion Tuesday.
Temperatures at Omaha yesterday:
Members of the Pittsburg delegation to
the deep waterways convention defend
Pilot Nichols against the claim of Presi
dent Roosevelt that he was Incompetent.
'Cotton growers meet the spinners in the
International convention at Atlanta.
Technical arguments will delay the
prosecution of Insurance officials accused
of offenses In New York. Tag 1
Meat packers hold their annual session
in Chicago. Fag 1
Engineer and fireman were killed in'
wreck at Mitchell, 8. D. Fag I
Harry Thaw's second trial has been set
for December 2. Fag 1
Members of waterways commission
leave Kansas City on snagboat to Inspect
the Missouri. Pag 1
President Mitchell of the United Mine
Workers, who hta been 111 at Indianapolis,
Is recovering. Fag 1
6 tea, mer Lusltanla is trying again for
the westward record across the Atlantic.
Cleveland telegraph operators are de
termined to end strike whether officers of
union will or not. Officers of the com
panies 'still say they will not deal with
strikers. Fag 1
New .York Lubricating Oil company de
tails the troubles It experienced while try
ing to oppose the Standard. Fag 1
Augustus Hart J finds additional evi
dence which he says will prove him right
In the divorce proceedings. Fag X
One million dollars Is expected from tho
men's offering at the Episcopal conven
tion. Fg 1
VV. B. Rose refuses to discuss th re
ported offer to blm of a place on the
bench In Alaska. - Republk-an- state t -cutlv
committee . discusses1 campalgu
plans. ' Fag S
Fir loss aggregating'" $100,000 results
from bias at Oxford that destroys half
a block In the business section. Fag 1
Entire . Anglo-American project pro
viding for obligatory arbitration was ap
proved by The Hague committee on arbi
tration by vote of 31 to . Fag 1
German minister of foreign affiirs will
take smbassadorahlp at Vienna. Fag 1
Royalty In large numbers attends the
funeral of Grand Duke Frederick of
Th Hague donference committee Is still
discussing arbitration. Fag 1
Nebraska railroads again ask Injunction
to prevent the enforcement of law's en
acted by the last legislature. Fag 1
Deputy sheriffs will b sent after busi
ness men who; try to dodge Jury service
in district court. '
Archbishop Ireland says it Is the tuty
of the United States to hold the Philip
pines until a permanent government I
Senator Norrls Brown, at a luncheon
with Omaha business men, promises to
use hi efforts to secure appropriations
for the enlargement ef Fort Crook and
NEW AUDITORIUM DIRECTORS
Election Rvsalt In Same Board
Last Year, with Two Exeep-
Thirty-one director wer chosen for th
Omaha Auditorium company at tha annual
election Monday afternoon. Th entire list
of last year' directors was elected, with
the exception of T. A. Fry, who resigned
some time ago, and W. M. Burgess, who
asked to have his place filled by another.
In place of these two J. M. Gtllan and R. A
Ls ussier were chosen. Bhttres to the num
ber of tn.hM, out of a total of 1&S.0OO, were
voted. The new board will organise within
a few days.
These are the new directors:
Arthur. Brandeta. Guy C. Barton, Thomas
C. Byrne, Charles I. Heaton, E. A. Cudahy,
ri. I'avis, uuuiu iwtii a. oui'i, uvw
eph Hayden, F. T. Hamilton, W. S. Jardlne,
George 1- Joslyn. F. V. Judson, I. R.
! UhniT, Richard A. Leuasler, Alfred Mil
lard, T. J. Mahonev, Fred Metx. jr.. J. A.
Munroe, C. F. McGrew. F. A. Nash. Fred
V. Paffenrath. H. J. Penfold, Charles H.
i Pickens, U. P. Peck. James L. Paxton.
Arthur C. Smith. G. XV. Wattles, H. 8.
Waller. C. M. Wilhelm. W: L. Yetler
MITCHELL RECOVERING HEALTH !
President of I altd Mine Worker '
Able to Bo at Office j
INDIANAPOLIS, Iud.. Oct. 7.-John J
Mitchell, president of the United Mine j
Worker of America was so much lm-1
proved in heaRh today that h was able to
go to his office at national headquarters I
for a short time. Secretary YMlson saiq
friends of Mr. Mitchell believed lis Is on
th road to complete recovery.
j THAW'S SECOND TRIAL (SET
. Date Fixed for December t, Whll
I- Ills Attorneys Urged Earlier
NEW YORK. Oct. 7.-Hrry K. Thaw
second trial for the k tilling of Stanford
White will beg'n December I. This agree
ment was reached bvtween District Attor
ney Jerome. Martin W. Littleton, counsel
for Thsw, and Justice Dowllng of th su
preme court today. Mr. Littleton wanted
the date fixed for November L but Mr.
Jerome opposed thlr
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ROADS BEG FOR INJUNCTION
lust Want Restraining Order Fending
Appeal of Case.
JUDGE T. C. MUNGER SAYS WAIT
Allied Railways Agala Seek to P re
peat State Commission frm
Enforcing: nedneed Frclgat
Rsllroails of Nebraska have made an
other attempt to prevent the enforcement
of tho freight rate laws enacted by th
Acting for the allied roads. Judge W. D.
McHugh Monday applied to Judge T. C.
Munger In the United States circuit court
for an order to restore the orlglnsl injunc
tion to the enforcement of these laws. This
Injunction had been dissolved by Judges
W. H. and T. C. Munger, which ft the
state commission free to enforce the laws.
The case Is now on its way to the clroult
court of appeals and the railroads want
the original restraining order made effect
ive until the higher court passes on 'the
case. Judge Munger deferred sctln until
he could confer with his collesgue.
It was agreed by all the attorneys repre
senting the various roads that the entry of
the court should apply to all cases. The
attorneys present were Edson Klch for the
Union Pacific, Ben T. White for the North
western. J. E. Kelhy and W. D. McHugh
fof the Burlington. The Interests of th
Nebraska Railway commission were looked
after by Attorney General Thompson, Hal
leck F. Rose and C. H. Aldrlch.
Judge McHugh In presenting the case said
the recent action of the court dissolving
the temporary restraining order and dis
missing the demurrer was a hardship upon
Both Side f th Case.
"It will be necessary for us to secure an
Injunction at this time to make our appeal
effective," said Mr. McHugh. "W propose
to show that tbe Nebraska Railway com
mission had no power to act and If the
commission Is given any power by the bill
creating t, it Is now proceeding In excess of
Its authority. If . we are not granted this
restraining order we will have no right to
try this case. Unless this order Is granted
we will haver no opportunity to appear in
tho circuit court of appeals, on the ground
that the court of appeals will not hear new
cases and we must go before that court
with an open and not wltli a closed ques
tion. We do not seek to enjoin the com
mission from making any order, but from
executing any administrative act."
Halleck F. Rose for t state said: "The
question ' is, does this vase call for the
exercise of this court's discretion la setting
aside us own order denying an Injunction.
No noncompensatory rate has yet been pro
mulgated by the Nebraska Railway com
mission and action In the premises can
only be taken after review on a complaint
lodged with It. No such complaint has been
lodged with the commission. There Is no
cause for an Injunction. In the present
status of the case th complaints will not
be put to any hasard of law. The allega
tions of the complainants are without ef
feet and this suit has been prematurely
. f-- .esl WhlW "Talks.-f ' ''' "
' Ben T. Wh'te, for tho Northwestern, said:
"There Is nothing In this restraining order
which we desire that will prevent the com
mission from making rates and hearing
complaints. We simply ask that the order
may not be enforced until we can be heard
In the court of appeals. The railroads are
now doing, business at a serious los..'-
Attorney General Thompson said:
"I think some of the allegations In the
bill of the complainants may well be re
fused and some of them ignored. The
situation Is not that a 10 per cent reduc
tion of rates will be made by the com
mission unless It be restrained by this
court, but will such a modification of rates
be made upon th proper hearing of com
plaints appropriately presented to the
board. The simple sending out of notices
that such a reduction of rates Is con
templated Is no more of a ministerial act
than the signing of an act by the governor.
Until a rate Is definitely made the action
of the board cannot be restrained by this
or any other court."
Still la gtatw 4ne.
Mr. Aldrlch denied that the commission
had promulgated any order making any
10 per cent reduction and no one had any
right to assume that it would do so.
After the arguments were completed Mr.
McHugh sent up a penciled memoranda
order which would grant a temporary in
junction for ten days until the roads could
complete their appeal. JuU Munaer
glanced over the order and remarked:
"No one will suffer If this matter shall
go over for a few days. Before passing
upon the matter I would, as a matter of
courtesy, prefer to consult with my col
league. Judge W. H. Munger, who is now
out of the city. Why can you not get to
gether and come to soma mutual agree
ment for a stay for several days until you
can get tbe appeal prepared?"
j Mr. McHugh made a proposition that an
1 armistice might be had for ssy five days,
j but Attorney General Thompson. did not
.take' kindly to the proposition and so the
status quo remains.
MEAT PACKERS IN . SESSION
Convention of Asisrieaa Association
Open at Chlcaaro with a
CHICAGO. Oct. T. Th convention of the
American Meat Packers' association opened
here today with a large atendance. The
morning session was devoted to the reports
of th officer .and in the afternoon a nmn
iber of paper on matters connected with
th meat packing industry were read.
Michael Ryan, president of the association,
In addressing the delegates declared that
th meat Inspection law placing the cost of
Inspection on the packers was unjust and
unfair, and criticised Senator Bereridge be
cause of hi efforts In having this feature
Ames Cors jBdsingt Team.
AMES. Is., Oct. 7. (Special.) The corn
Judging team which will represent Iowa at
th National Corn show (has been an
nounced by Prof. M. L Bowman. of th
farm crops department, as follows: I. D.
Hadley, Earlham; H. F. Patterson, South
Dakota; Murl McDonald, Shenandoah,' la.;
H. Phillips, Maquoketa, la.; G. R. Bliss,
Corning, I., and Claude Klnnebrew, Coral
tana, Tex. The varieties ot corn these men
have been drilled on (and th sam varieties
are the ones they will have to Judge at
Chicago) are Golden Eagle, Boon county
white. Learning and Reid's yellow dent.
Over S6S0 In prise money la to bo awarded
lit this contest and th 0,r.UiUnts will
probably Include teams from Kansas. Ne
braska, Missouri, Illinois and Ohio. A sec
ond team wfll bo chosen later to compete
at th regular International Stock show
when th next resting plac of th famous
Cook trophy, valued at is t b de
HIGH PRICE PAID FOR OIL
New York l.abrleatlag Oil Company
"how t"S) Dlarrlmtaatlost
NEW YORK Oct ".-The difficulties of
the New York Lubricating Oil compeny In
its fight with the Standard Oil company for
the business of railroad lubrication through
out tha United State were related toUy
by Phillip Harrison of th former company
In the hearing of the government's suit
against the Standard. Mr. Harrison said
that the Vacuum Oil company, previous to
1894, manufactured lubricating oil, but that
It made an agrsement wltb the Stintlatd
whereby it turned all ot if lubricating (
business over t the Galena Klgncl OH j
company, a subsidiary of the StanditrJ. j
The witness said that his company made
a contract wlft ti-e LoulsvHl" & Nash
ville railrnsd In 19 to supply the toad
with lubricating oil. On the expiration of
the contract President Milton Smith of the
Louisville Nsshvllle refused to renew it,
Out would give no reason.
Mr. Kellogg then placed In evidence the
statement of the Galena Signal Oil com
pany showing that th Louisville Nash
ville, at the expiration of the contract with
the New York Luhtfoatlng company, n.ad
a contract with the Galena at a higher
rate than that pah) to th New York com
pany. Mr. Harrison said President Smith
had stated In a letter that the oils of the
New Tork Lubricating Oil company' were
entirely satisfactory. 1 '
He added that the Galena agents went to
President Smith and told him Iht the
Standard was shipping a large amount of
oil on the Louisville A Nashville and that
the road should give the contract ' to th
"President Smith told the Galena agents
that he was not paying rebates In that
way." said Mr. Harrison.
Ma Harrison testified that tha New Tork
Lubricating Oil company had. contracts
with the Central of Georgia railroad and
the Georgia railroad and that th Galena
obtained contracts with the two railroads
at prices which he said h understood were
higher than the prices of th New York
Lubricating Oil company.
CHANCES IN FAVOR OF PRATT
His Trial on CBarare of M ordering
William Connell Is FroceedV
. ins Slowly.'
IOWA CITY. la.. Oot. 7.-8peclnl.)-The
trial of Elmer Pratt for the murder of
William Ccnnell Is searing completion, and
It Is believed the case will go to the Jury
by Wednesday of this coming week unless
the prosecution and the defense take too
much time In the presentation of their re
buttal evidence. For three days now tbe
defense hsve been Introducing testimony
attacking the .character of Conne.ll, at
tempting to show that he had a bad repu
tation. that . he had constsntly annoyed
Pratt, thai. Pratt was afraid, of hire, .and
that finally, goaded on by many insults, the
defendant killed Connell when he believed
the latter' was about to shoot him., All of
these facts have been brought out by the
thirty or forty witnesses, thus far pre
sented. Including the wife of the defend
ant, who was on the- stand for a Any and
a hslf without contrasiMng iwreelt on any
material point. . iM-
But 'the- most Important- testimony
brought .out by the defense to date. Is
that of George Avery, a former student
In the college of dentistry at the slate uni
versity, who Is now located In Philadel
phia. Avery's ' testimony Is that several
days before the shooting Connell came to
tho university dental clinic; that Avery
worked on him, and that . during the
progress of tho work he noticed a revolver
In Connell's hip packet. It has been the
contention of the prosecution that Connell
never carried a revolver, while the de
fense Is built, up around the belief that
Connell reached for a gun on the - fatal
night, and that Pratt, believing himself to
be In great danger, immediately shot in
self-defense. It Is generally believed here
that Pratt will get oft with a light sen
tence. LUSITANIAj IS TRYING AGAIN
Big Ship ts Coming- Westward la Ef
fort to Hedse Provtoa -Record.
ON BOARD LU8ITANIA, S p. m., Oct.
S (By Wireless Telegraph to the Associated
Press by Way of The Lizard, England, Oct
7.) The Lusltania, which left Queenstown
at 10:25 this morning for New York, Is ap
proximately. In latitude 61:06 degrees north
and longitude 15:08 degrees west at S p. m.
today.' From D ant's Rock the steamer had
averaged 23:8 knots nd was 367 nautical
, mile from that point. The wind Was west
. erly, rain was felling and" a heavy sea
was running. It was understood that th
J Lusltanla was attempting to make a record.
The vibration aft was marked.
MEN'S GYM CLASSES ARE OPEN
Maacl Work Begins, with Sdat
Minister Friskiest Maa of
Men's gymnasium classes at th Young
Men's Christian association opened Monday.
There are noon classes for business men,
C o'clock classes and clashes -almost any
hour one wlhses. The regulation white
gymnasium suit will be required. Physical
examinations will be arranged for those
who have not already been examined.
Among, tho liveliest on the floor yesterday
was Rev. L. O. Balrd, pastor ot St. Mary's
Avenue Congregational church. He skipped
over the mats and vaulted over the horses
as nimbly as the 20-year-olds.
GRAIN CASE T0JE APPEALED
Attorney Geseral Hadley Will Take
bait to gapreme Co art of
rt iril'lA. Oct 7. It was stated today
that the action Instituted by Attorney Gen-
era! Hadley against the Injunction suit of
tho Merchants' exchange of St. Louis and
the Kansas City Board of Trade restraining
the enforcement of the provisions of the
new grain Inspection law. will be appealed
te the supreme court of Missouri. Th de
murrer of Attorney General Hadley to the
Injunction suit was overruled by Circuit
Judge Taylor here Saturday.
DAUGHTER FOLLOWED ADVICE
Fort Dodsfe Mayor Who Advised
Bachelors to Marry Has
Taate of Doctrine.
CHICAGO, Oct. 7. A Record-Herald spe- !
clal from Des Moines, la., says that Mabe)
Bennett, daughter of the Fort. Dodge 1
mayor who has been urging bachelors to !
' marry, sloped last night with Noland Snow, ;
ia chauffeur, and they wer married her i
today. Mayor Bennett recently Issued a
ukase requiring all bachelors la inarry. j
I Snow took htm at his wid . j
PILOT NICHOLS DEFENDED
Members of Fittsburg Delegation
Take Issue with President.
SAY HAETWEG WAS WELL MANNED
Captain Meres, oa Mississippi, De
rlarea Other Vessel Was Not
rarer Than One His--
PITTSBURG, Pa., Oct. 7. The member
of the Pittsburg delegation to the deep
waterways convention at Memphis do not
agrea with President Roosevelt that during
th trip to Memphis there was any danger
of collision between the steamboat Missis
sippi, on which the presidential party was
riding, and the Fred Hartweg. on which
was the Pittsburg delegation. They believe
and Injustice was done Pilot Nichols of the
Hartweg, whose license wss suspended o
orders from the president. Captain John
Moren, who was on the Mississippi, says
he was close to the president when the
Hartweg came near, but at ho time were
the steamers closer than 1C0 feet, and there
ww not the slightest danger of collision.
"I was on the Hartweg." said Csptaln
W. B. Rodgers, "and I never saw a fleet
handled better. There was no accident
and at no time was there the least danger
of any accident or collision."
INSANITY PLEA IS DEFENSE
Charles Roger Called to Defend Hint
elf no Serlons Charge at -Goshen.
GOSHEN, N. Y.. Oct. 7. Charles Henry
Rogers will on October 21 answer the
charge that he murdered Frederick and
Willis Olney, prosperous dairy farmers, and
the daughter of their housekeeper, Alice
Ingerlck. Rogers Is SZ years old, country
born and bred. He has a wife and Ave
children, none of. whom he has seen since
he left his home In Mlddletown on the
morning of October (, 1905. a few days be
fore the commission of the crime charged
against him. Rogers Is said to have con
fessed the crime. According to the con
fession he had lost - his place and was
desperately in need of money. He heard
that, the Olneya had received S300 and,
armed with a two-foot section of gas pipe
and, a loaded pistol, 'he set out for the
Olney farm. ,
By pretending that he was a railroad
detective In search of a desperate character,
he lured the Olney boys Into the wood)
near their home.- There he shot and killed
them and robbed them of their watches
and Sit In money. Returning to the Olney
farm he felled Mrs. Ingerick with the gas
pip: Then he killed her little daughter
Alice with the same weapon and was
ransacking - the - house when approached
by neighbors, who caused hire to flee. He
went to Chicago and later to Lo Angeles
and was captured In the latter city last
April, after th police had searched' for
him for a year and. a half.
- The defense is Insanity based on Injury
received year age by Rogers In a railroad
accident.' 1 ; .
INSURANCE. CASES DELAYED
Motions tor Dismissal of Indictment
. Made, Neoeaoltatlas; Leig
NEW YORK, Oct. 7.-Trlal of the'flv
former ll(e Insurance company officials who
were Indicted as a result of the recent in
surance Investigation, was temporarily
postponed when the casts were called In
the supreme Court today. In each Instance
motions for dismissal of the indictments
were made. Arguments on these motlors
will be made early next week.
Counsel for John Hegeman, president ot
the Metropolitan Life Insurance company,
asked for a delay of two or three weeks.
The district attorney opposed granting the
request and the case was set down for next
Monday, when the case of George W.
Perkins, former vice president of the Now
York life, was called, a plea of not guilty,
which had been entered was withdrawn
and a motion was made that the pending
Indictments be dismissed. Arguments on
the motion will be heard on October 10, as
also Will argument on a similar motion
made In behalf of Charles S. Falrchlid, a
former officer of the New York ..life.
Walter R. Glllltte, former vice president
of the Mutual Life Insurance company,
pleaded not guilty to a charge of perjury
and a hearing ln'hls case wss set for Octo
ber 17. '
It was agreed that arguments be made
In the case of Robert A. Grunnls, also
former vice president of the Mutual, on
October 14 and 21.
CONVENTION FOR OPEN SHOP
C. W. Post Makes Address Before
National Citterns' Isdavtrlal
BATTLE CREEK. Mich., Oct. 7.-Ths
convention of th National Citizens' Indus
trial association opened here today with
about fifty of the expected 200 delegates
present. President C. W. Post of this city
made an address strongly opposing union
and the closed shop. He said: "It Is man
ifestly a much greater restraint oftrade,
annoyance and loss to ths people for the
labor trust leaders to tie up the rstlwsy and
prevent travel and shipments thsn it is
for th oil trust to obtain from the railway
rebates not enjoyed by Its competitors, for
the last la imply a pvaceful 'scrip' be
tween business men. We have laws to
punish these men who bring disaster, loss
and suffering upon sn entire community
and we must demand action by our public
prosecuting officials In such cases."
Mr. Post advocated the reorganisation of
citizens' associations with an arbitration
committee to settle industrial troubles.
HALF UArUHU BLOCK BURNED
Loss by Fire is West Nebraska City
Will Aggregate Hondred
OXFORD. Neb., Oct. 7.-(By Long Dis
tance Telephone.) A half block la the cen
tral part of Oxford burned this morning,
resulting In a loss of SIOO.t'00, In psrt cov
ered by Insurance.
The Cre started in the office of Dr. Cone
over the drug store of Lane Hooper. It
spread with rapidity, having a good head
way, before being discovered. Aid was
asked of tile lire departments at McCook
and Holdrege, but the fire was under con
trol her before the firemen at either place
were ready for the trip.
The burned area Includes the stores of
Lsnce Hooper, drugs; P. II. Durron com
pany.. general merchandise; E. C. RelchSrd,
generst merchandise; George Martin, meat
market; F, A. Bawley, barber shop; S. E.
Leonard, locksmith, and the Oxford Lumber
DEPUTY PRESIDENT RBIOIISQ? pRQJT WINS
Friction Between Heads ef Telegra-
Thl Reaalt. . -
NEW YORK, Oct. 7.-Deputy National
President Percy Thomas of the Telegraphers'
union today resigned and National Pres
ident Small announced that he would make
his headquarters here and conduct th
strike of the telegrapher from this city.
Mr. Thomas' resignation Is reported to
have resulted from th action of President
Small at the St. Louis meeting yesterdsy.
in declining to endorse the local union In
It move-to call out all leased wire opera
tors, whether under contract or not.
CLEVELAND, O., Oct. 7-The Cleveland
News says: ' Upon what may be accepted
as Indisputable authority, the News is en
abled to say that the telegraphers' strike
will probably end. In Cleveland at least.
Thursday morning. A request was ent to !
J. E. Mattern, local leader of the strike,
for permission to return to work on Thurs
day. It Is said by persons Interested that
If permission Is not given by the strike
leader th men will go back of their own
Officials of both the Western Union and
the Postal telegraph companies stated to
day that any proposition looking' to rein
statement of all the striking operators
would not be considered. The officials-declared
that their forces had gradually been
Increased during the last few days and that
practically all of the men employed to take
the place of strikers would be retained.
It was added that as a result, probably
not more than a third of the strikers would
DENVER, Oct. 7. Thomas A. Banks, tho
striking telegrapher who assaulted 8. 3.
Leonard, superintendent of tha Western
Union company, on the street here last Sat
urday, was fined $80 and costs by Police
Judge Stapleton today. An appeal was
HARTJE DIGS UP EVIDENCE
Millionaire Paper Maa Say Ho Will
pend His Last Dollar to Clear '
PITTSBURG, Oct. 7. Interest In the se:i
stlonal Hartje divorce case was revived
to day by the announcement that a petltlnc
had been filed by the complainant, Augustus
Hartje, with the justice of the superior
court sitting In . Philadelphia asking that
the case be reopened in order to Intro
duce additional evidence alleged to ho
damaging to the defendant, Mrs. Scott
The millionaire papet manufacturer, It
Is said, has discovered a package of letters
alleged to havo been written by the two
sisters of Mrs. Hartje and Thomas Msdlne,
the coachman co-respondent, and desires
to show that the respondent was guilty
of the chsrges brought against her by
The letters, said to have been written
by Mrs. Hartje' sisters, are alleged to
contain admissions with reference to the
divorce case. Madine Is also alleged to
have made a confession to the attorneys of
'Mr. Hartje, and to have turned over, to
them masses of documentary evidence. ,
- D. T. Watson, attorney for Mrs. Hsrtje;
stated today that the alleged letters have
no. bearing on the case.
Augustus Hartje said the new evidence
would vindicate him. He would spend hi
lust dollar to secure vindication be said,
and asserted that before he was through'
he would go" after everyone mixed up In
the case for conspiracy. Mrs. Hartje Is
out of the city.
ENGINEER AND FIREMAN DEAD
Milwaukee Frelabt and Switch En-
trine Come Together at
Mitchell, S. D.
MITCH ELI S. D.. Oct. 7. (Specisl Tele
gram.) This morning on the Chicago, Mil-
wantrM jt, st pni rnA a. freight train over
' th Sioux City and Dakota division crashed
' Into a switch engine working out on the
main track within the yard limits. Engineer
, Denny Sumner and Fireman Welland were
hnth killed. The enalneer was taken from
i his cab. having been scalded to death by
the escaping steam. One leg was cut off
entirely and th other was broken In several
places. He lived about fifteen minutes
after being taken out. Welland was killed
Instantly and being pinned between the
boiler bead and the coal gate, It was evi
dent that he had turned around to shovel
some coal. The engineer and fireman on
th switch engine jumped In time .to save
their lives, the engineer stopping Ills engine
before the crash came. The freight train
was running about twenty nilles an . hour
aim w cumin inn, wiw Biuui'u
... . m
curve, which prevented the engineer from
.. . .
seeing the switch engine. Both engines
" t j...
iVIIISlillCU Vi vissvss,, mmv 'siv
edly to th fact that the switch engine
was standing still.
MISSOURI TO BE INSPECTED they had wrested from the members of ths
j escort In the hand-to-hand fight Which fol
Member of Waterway Commission , .a tha outbreak.
Board Us Saagr Boat to
Make the Trip.
KANSAS CITY, Oct. 7. Thre members
of the Inland Waterways commission, ac
companied by ths Kansas City delegation
to the reent deep water convention, ar
rived here this morning from Memphis.
They wer Senator Newlands of Nevada,
A. A. Newell, chief reclamation agent, and
Dr. W. J. McGee of St. Louis. Governor
E. W. Hoch of Kansas also was with th
party. Th commissioners were entertained
by the Commercial club and then went
aboard the government snagboat Suter to
begin an Inspection trip down the Missouri
PRESIDENT EATING VENISON
Holt Collier Succeeded la Killlagt
Fiae Bark and Preaideat
STAMBOUL, Ls.. Oct. 7. Holt Collier,
the champion Mississippi negro bear hun
ter, reported at the president's csmp early
today, ready for buslpess In the rsns
breaks. He cam down from Greenville on
s boat and brought with him a fins kennel
of dogs, sll ot them yelping lustily. The
first report of a killing sine th arrival of
th presidential party wa received todsy.
Ben LUlay, Collier's white rival, succeeded
In killing a fine buck 1st Saturday sftsr
noon. soon after be mad bis appearance.
Consequently the president dined sumptu
ously. CONDUCTOR KILLED IN WRECK
Poor Mrs Seriously Iajsred Beside
ts Smash a p oa Pesnsyl
vaaia I. la.
WARSAW, Ind., Oct. 7. Conductor W. F.
Koonts of Fort Wayns was killed and four
I other men Injured In a freight train wreck
today on th Pennsylvania road near Bour
Entire Ang-lo-American Flan toe
Obligatory Arbitration Approved.
FINAL ACTION BY COMMITTEE
Only Nine of Forty Nations Toting
Are Ajainst It.
THE EE REFUSE TO GO ON RECORD
Delegates from Japan, Italy and
Luxemburg1 Refuse to Vote.
FOR THE PRESIDENT
Mr. Roosevelt ts t Be Mentioned
First is Final Art of the
Conference as It
THE HAGUE. Oct. 7. The entire Anglo
American project providing for obligatory
arbitration was approved at this evening'
session of the committee on arbitration
by 81 votes to 9. The opponents of th
measure were Germany, Austria-Hungary,
S wit set land, Belgium, Roumanla, Greece,
Turkey. Bulgaria and Montenegro. Italy,
Japan and Luxemburg lefrnlncd from vot
ing, and one delegate Was absent.
There was a long dobate on the artict
referring to other cases to be submitted
to arbitration, nnd It was decided to vot
on each of these separately.
During the recess the chairman, M. Bour
geols, asked Joseph H. Choat and General
Horace Porter to meet him before th
reassembling of tho committee and discus
the whole subject.
President NelldolT has approved the draft
of the final act of the conference. In
which President Roosevelt' nam Is to
be the first mentioned as promoter of the
conference. M. NelldolT will propose
cabling to the president of th United
States appreciation of hi efforts In behalf
of peace. .
During today' session ot the arbitration
committee It became known that Senor
Machatn, Paraguay, had voted in place of
his father-in-law, Senor Medina, Nicaragua, '
who was absent. This aroused severe com-
ment. Senor Machaln explained he did not
know he could not vote In behalf of another
Letters have been received by all th
delegations her accusing- Senof Medina,
and Senor Machsdo, Guatemala, of various
offenses. Senor Machsdo, who had been '
away for some time, returned to face hi
accusers. Senor Medina, - has gon to
London, where he represents his country
as minister. '"He pronounces th charge
CHANGE IN OFFICIAL CIRCLES
German Minister of. Foreign Aalr
Will Leave Position to Go
to Vienna. .; .,
BERLIN, Oct, 7 Tt was semi-official y
announced "today that n Tsjcrnrsky,"
th minister of foreign affairs. Is leaving
the foreign -offic nd will succeed Connt
, von Wedel as ambassador at Vienna. Herr
ivon Schoen, ambassador at St. Petercburg.
. will become foreign minister. , Princ vos
Hohenlohe-Langenburg, ' lieutenant oi tn
emperor, or governor general of Alsaoe-
. Lorraine, has asked th emperor's Prml-
slon to resign his post on account of his
; age. He was born In 183J.
( When Von Tschlrsky was appointed to
the foreign office in' March, 1804,' It wa
J understood that he would not serve more
' than two years and that his stay In th
foreign office was in preparation for his ap-
Dointment to an ambassadorship at th
capital of one of the great powers. He was
reputed to have a great charm In privat
conversation, but had little experience as
parliamentary speaker. . ,
. Von Schoen has long enjoyed the oonSV
Sence ot the emperor. H Is of most agr
presouaiiiy. ana is regaraea a. a u.p.j-
un1 Judgment and comprehensive
views - -
vn wdel wlU Tine von Ho- ,
nenion-ingenour itn,w .cue... v.
CONVICTS ENGAGE IN MUTINY
Twenty-Two Are Killed, ' Whll
Eleven Seise Rifle and
, , , . .
i TOBOLSK. Blberls, Oct. i. A gang of
1 , ' . . .
convicts, who wer being escorted her
r" , , ,. ,,....
! from Tyumen, eastern Siberia, attacked
... . . mnA war nnhflsil aalv
met! fUSllui jcat-iuwj miiis " v .a v pi
of them. Ths guards fired on ths convicts,
twenty-two of whom were killed. ElsveB
. . I. I . ., wl,W 1 fl wVilA
PRESIDENT ANSWERS MAYOR
Bend Reply oa Deep Waterway ts
Head of Chicago Gov
ernments CHICAGO, Oct. 7. Mayor Buss todsy
received the following reply to the mssssg
sent by him to President Roosevelt last wek
at St. Louis, which was carried by motor
boat through the Chicago drainage and
Illinois and Michigan canals, Snd Illinois
and Mississippi rivers:
On Board Steamer Mississippi, October 2,
1S07. My Dear Mr. Mayor I have received
I your letter conveyed to me by motor boa t
from Chicago to St. Louis. I heartily Sgre
i with all tlint you say, hut until the t-om-'
nilttee appointed especially to consider
tha project reports, I cannot speak as
to details, but 1 believe in sn ellwster
trasiUtlon route rrom in great isKes
to Dim gulf, a route which shall practically
give us a sea coast right Into the heart
of our country. 1 believe that this Is a
national work, and that the national gov
ernment should recognise this fact.
GRAFT CASES DO NOT REST
Defeadaata Aceased of 1 arloaa
t'harsres Appear Brtore Jesse
Law lor la Coort.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7Patrlck Cal
houn, Thornwell Mullally, Tlrey L. Ford,
William M. Abbott. Eugene E. Bchmlts ami
Abraham Hut-f, all Indicted for giving or re
ceiving bribes In connection with the trolloy
franchise, snd Louis Glass, convicted of
bribery in connection with the Pacific tele
phone company's Interests, appeared before
Judge Lawlor here today in tli superior
court. After hearing the views of the at
torneys fur the defense. Judge Lawlor post
poned until tomorrow afternoon th decision
as to the manner In which ths Ford jury
shall be drawn. The trial of the next case
against Ford was set for Mouday, October
14. On that day the roses against ths other
defendants will com up to be set for trial.
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