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    The Omaha Daily" Bee
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For II Ch Ntrwa
Best West
Governor of Minnesota Writei Letter
to Swedish-American Post. .
Will Accept Nomination if He ii
Regarded at Available.
Consider! Endorsement of Hit Own
State a Great Honor.
Would Expect All Other Farty
Leaders to Da the Dame Should
lie Be Selected to near
the Standard.
BT. PAUL. Msrchv27. At the suggestion
of Mr. Ed A. Stevens, secretary of the
democratic Btale committee, a letter was
written to Governor Johnson by Mr. Swan
J. Turnblad, publisher of the Bwedlsh
Amerlcan Post of Minneapolis, on March
2i asking him to state his position In re
Tard to the nomination for the presidency.
Today Mr. Turnblad received Governor
Johnpon's reply- It follows:
'ST. PAUL, March 27.-Mr. Swan J. Turn
Wad, Minneapolis: My Dear Mr, Turnblad
Your lettor of the S.'id Inst . In which you
slate that you have been subjected to many
Inquiries us to my plans and status In con
nection with the democratic nomination for
president, t have for acknowledgement.
"In reply thereto let me say that I do
not believe that any American citizen
should be an active, open candidate for
the nomination to the presidency. Any
American would appreciate the high honor
wnich could come to him In being selected
as standard bearer of his party. While I
recognize that the press has much "to say
about rr.c In connection with this high
orrice, I have hitherto avoided any public
or private expression regarding my posi
tion, yotttrs have progressed so far, how
ever, that - It seems to me that I should
at least ray, In answer to your Interroga
tion that If the democratic party of the
nation believes nie to. be more available
thun any other man, and feoJa that by my
nomination I could contribute any service
to the party and tho nation I should be
happy to Ijo the recipient of the honor
which It would thus confer. I am not un
mindful, either, of the honor which has,
. . i . .
ocen paia me oy me people m wuiiirauia,
und If the democratic party of the state
desires to present my name to the next na
tional convention I am sure I would have
no objection, but even If Minnesota were
the Only state to declare for me at that
time. I should still feel that the distinction
wti one of the greatest which could come
to me.
' I have done nothing and will do nothing
In thd way of organisation to bring about
tills end, and shall not be a candidate in
I'm of seeking1 the nomination.
"If. however, those who have the wel
fare of the country and the democratic
1-nrtv at heart should feel that I am
necessary In this year of grace, I cer
Ulnly shall respond to any call which
ahull be made upon me. In this connoc
tlon I desire It understood that In no
sense am I to be a candidate for the pur
pose of defeating Mr. Bryan or any other
man; that the only consideration which
would Induce me to allow the use of my
name would be the feeling that I might
be necessary to the cause. If the demo
cratic party should see nt to nuininsie
Mr. Bryan or anyone else the action
would meet with my approval and the
nominee certainly would have my un
qualified support, as I should expect Ms
support If conditions were reversed.
- - "I have written you fully, that you may
thoroughly understand the situation. In
order that there may be no doubt, I would
say In answer to your question that If
a nomination came to me I certainly
should not refuse it. Very truly yours.
Mea Who Wltaeaaed It Plead Guilty
te Ferjnry la Schooler
Crawford Case.
SCRANTON; Pa.. March 27.-Startllng de
velopments cams In the Bchooley-Crawford
will contest today, when Albert W. Bah of Swedesboro, N. J., and Charles P.
Keldel of Iandlavllln, N. J., pleaded guilty
to perjury. They declared the Scbooley
will which they witnessed and by which
George B. Schooley of Philadelphia sought
to inherit the 11,000,000 estate of his cousin
James Ii Crawford, who was a prominent
ooal operator here, was a forgery. The
men cama here and made a full confession
to District Attorney O'Brien, who at once
took them Into court. They will testify
gainst Schooley next week.
Schooley was arrested some time ago
charged with forging a will and his ball
was surrendered today after Bahman and
Reldel confessed. A detective has gone to
Noxon, Wyoming county, Pa., where
Schooley has been wintering, to rearrest
Yoeusr Girls' at Ball Have Programs
with New 4nlps as
NEW YORK, March 27. The new Mark
.Twain epigrams have arrived in New York.
h &y were brought here on the steamer
irmudian from p Bermuda, ( where the
humorist Is visiting.
At a dunce recently in Hamilton he was
the pet partner of all the little girls. One
10-year-old girl had been a bit aaucy to
some of the older maids at the ball and
they had scolded her. He sympathised
with her by writing on n. program:
Considering the proportion of things, it
Is belter to be a young June bug tliuu an
old bird of paradise.
Another llltl girl who had been rebuked
for making faoa, got this on her program:
Do not do anything naughty when any
one is looking.
Former Adjataat Qeaeral of Mlseoarl
Haass HlaaeeM la
FARMINQTON, Mo.. March n.-W. H.
Kennan of Mexico, Mo., former adjutant
general of Missouri, committed suicide here
today by hanging la his quarters In the
Btate Hospital for the Insane.
He had lied a towel about his neck, at
tached It to a water pipe near the celling
while standing oa a chair end then kicktd
the chair from under Mm. Mr. Keunan
was formerly a member of the house of
tevreaeutaUvei trma Audrain county.
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VICINITY Possibly rain or snow Saturday;
not much change In temperature.
FOR NHHRA8KA Baturaay lair.
FOB. law A Rain or snow Saturday.
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Regulations for cattle quarantine in
Nebraska more favorable than expected
by Governor Sheldon and the cattlemen.
rage 1
Kastern railroad men make Inquiries as
to the effect of the slxtecn-hour law.
Fag e J.
Senator Penrose believed to have passed
the crisis of his disease. Page 1
W. J. Bryan makes speech In exposition
hall at Pittsburg. Page 1
Official denial In the Hill case Is sup
posed to be reliable even in life face of
absolute proof to the contrary. . Page 8
Governor Hughes finally yields and
takes some testimony In the Gillette case.
Page a
Missouri railroad commissioner declares
the recent railroad decision of the United
States supreme court to be infamous.
Page 1
Kansas City striking teachers win their
contention with the Board of Education.
Page 1
Unusual condition of Farmers' Deposit
National bank at Pittsburg Is disclosed,
where the shortage Is over $1,000,000.
Page X
Former Adjutant General Keenan of
Missouri hangs himself. Page 1
L. O. Murray will be the new comp
troller of the currency. - Page 1
Earth shock wrecks city of Chllapa,
Mexico. Page 1
Japanese plan a big funeral for D. W.
Stevens at' the same time as the services
In this country. Page 1
Generals Fock and Rlesa asked to re
sign their commissions In the Russian
army. .-., .-Page 1
Refugees leave Port au Prince on a Ger
man warship for Kingston. Page 1
Government secret agent secures evl
dence against prominent persons of Walt
holl for disposal of liquor without right
on the Omaha reservation. Page
D. C. Patterson applies for water rtgnt
on tho Platte, with water project In mind,
Page X
Cotner university man wins first place
In prohibition oratorical contest at Grand
Island. '"Page I
Woman at Mullen thrashes a lawyer for
alleged Irregularities in his actions.
Pag-e X
Governor Johnson of Minnesota has
written a letter to the Swedish-American
Post stating that he will accept the nom
Inatlon for president If the Denver con
vention regards him as the most avail
able man. Page X
City Engineer Rosewater says he Is
willing to fight and anxious to go Into
charges for impeachment at the present
time. rage
St. Lawrence Chandler of Kaunas City,
who has been made earl.ia hru-kri
that the Kansas City pVpera ridicule him.
Omaha Is said to be the gainer by the
recent decision In the "meat cases," which
will have a tendency to give South Omaha
more live stock. Page XX
Northwestern englnemen are saving
thousands of dollars every week by co
operation with the officials In the matter
of saving on coal consumed In the e'n
Klneft Pag 19
Young wife sues husband's parents for
estranging her spouse after they have
been married a year. Page 5
Notes of Omaha society. Page S
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Cape Race Celtic. 1,010 miles eaat of
Sandy Hook at 4 p. m.; will probably dock
at 10 a. m. Sunday.
Kaaaae City School Board Baatalns
I'osltloa ' They Took Over
Salary W'arraats.
KANSAS CITT, March 2T.-Bchoop was
resumed today at the Bryant public school
In Wyandotte county, west of Kansas City,
Kan., where on Tuesday laat the entire
staff of women teachers walked out . and
refused to conduct their classes. The
trouble grew out of the fact that the teach
ers were obliged to go to the residence of
the county treasurer to have their pay war
rants signed. The school board laat night
adjusted the differences, sustaining the
teachers In their position.
Kearaskaa Coatlaaee Tear la Eaat,
Baeaklac Toalaht at Expo,
ell tea Hall.
PITTSBURG, Pa.. March tT-Wllllam
Jennings Bryan arrived here today from
Washington and Is registered ct the Port
Pitt hotel. This afternoon Mr. Bryan held
a reception In the hotel parlor. Tonight he
will address the followers of the Bryan
Democratic league of Pennsylvania at Ex
position hall. Mr. Bryan will leave lur
Wheeling. W. Vs., tomorrow morning and
Sunday evening delivers an address at
Parkeisburg. W. Vv
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Sixte en-Hour Act Causes Trouble on
Eastern Lines.
lafornatloa la Desired Whether
Tralaaaen Most tos Operotloa
( Engines Whea Near
HARRISBURG. Pa.. March J7.-Rallroad
trainmen ae In a quandary about the fed
eral elxteen-hour law and have appealed
to the State Railroad commlssslon. ' The
state commission has no power In the
matter, but has taken up the question
with the Interstate Commerce commission.
A delegation of freight trainmen em
ployed by the Philadelphia A Reading
company laid their case before the commis
sion. They believed the law provide
that no crew shall be kept at work more
than sixteen hours continuously, and that
after such work eaoh member shall have
at least ' eight hours reet. They say It Is
difficult to observe such a rule on the
At a recent wreck at Rossmoyne, on the
Reading railway, the wrecking crew was
at work eighteen hours; It was Impossible
to relieve the men. The train men say
further that often the slxteen-hour limit
expires when they axe only a few miles
from a terminal point. They want to know
whether It Is their duty to stop work and
tie up traffic under , such circumstances
or take the train to the end of the run.
Boothwestern Mlaea Have Beta
Worked to Limit Bin Sap
ply of Coal.
KANSAS CITT,. March 27. Southwestern
mine owners are well prepared to stand a
strike of the 36,000 coal miners of Missouri,
Kansas. Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas
on April 1, according to a statement made
here today by Charles 8. Keith, one of
the leading operators In this part of the
country. He expressed the opinion that
the operators' association would agree to
a conference to try and reach terms of
settlement of the differences.
Mr. Keith said that the operators of this
part of the southwest are prepared to
stand a long siege. He declared that they
have big supplies of coal on hand, suffi
cient to last at least ten months. The
railways also are amply provided with fuel,
he asserted.
Asked the probable outcome of the meet
ing next Tuesday o? the Coal Operators'
association, he said the action that would
be taken at that time would be problem
atical. It Is likely, however, he said, that
the association would extend authority to
the executive committee to meet the miners
In a conference and try- to agree on the
terms of a contract.
DANVILLE, III., March 27 An au
thoritative statement was Issued here to
day to the effect that there will be no
shutdown April 1 of the mines of Illinois
District No. 13, employing nearly S.000
men, pending a settlement ef the question
of a wage schedule for the next two years.
The operators and miners will, it Is said,
get together on a schedule by that time.
New York Finds Foreigners Leave
with Money and Come Back
Penal leas.
ALBANT, N. Y., March 27. Information
concerning Immigration Into the state for
the last few years has been given out from
the state department of agriculture. In con'
nectlon with a bill Introduced In the as
sembly yesterday proposing a state depart
ment for the collection of such Information,
both Industrial and agricultural, as would
be of benefit to- the Immigrants.
According to the statement. Immigrants to
the number of 1,076.463 took nip their resi
dence In New Tork state, for the time being
at least, during the last three years. A
large portion of them came from aouthern
Europe, where illiteracy Is prevalent. It
Is claimed that during 1907 they sent to their
native homes savings estimated at $300,000,-
000, "which, had they been Informed of con
dltlons of this country, would have remained
and been invested here. Through this
traffic, the statement says, about 2,000
illegal banks are being operated In greater
New Tork, large proportion of them in
direct violation of tfc state banking laws
"These banks stimulate such transactions
of money through false pretenses, largely,"
continues the statement. "They are not
subject to any national or state regulation.
It Is claimed In the statement that 66.000
former Immigrants were Induced to cml
grate from this country during the last
few months, carrying with them sums varl
ously estimated at from tlSO.000,000 to $250.
000,000. It Is contended that many of them
are now returning to this country penniless,
to become public charges.
Woman at Sloax City Insists Andrew
Kennlaon Committed Mnrder
In Omaha.
SIOUX CITT, la., March 27. (Special
Telegram.) Andrew Kennlson, charged by
his wife with having murdered a man In
Omaha about a year ago. Is still being held
by the police. Mrs. Kennlson told Chief
of Police Dlneen today that her husband
at that time was known as Kennedy or
Krnnon. The murder, she said, was com
mitted In a saloon on Webster street,
Omaha, but she did not know the name of
the victim.
"There was never such a murder so far
as the police of Omaha know," sr.ld Chief
Donahue. "The Sioux City police have ad
vised me of what this woman has said and
I asked them to get her to give the time
and name of the murdered man and some
more details. I think the man and his
wife must have had some domestic trouble
and these charges have grown out of
Mrs. George Yaaniag of Mtllersborg
Barns to Death by Rrasoa
i of Mistake.
OSKALOOSA. Ia.. March n.-MUtaking
a cup of gasoline for water and pouring It
over her apron to extinguish flames that
had caught in the garment. Mrs. Ueorge
Yannlng of Milleraburg was burned to
death last night. She was Instantly envel
oped In a sheet of flame. Members of the
family succeeded In smotherlrg the fire
with rags and carpet, but not until the
woman bad been fatally buraed and had
breathed the flames. Death ensued a few
hours following the accident.
Goat Ranch la Hooker Coanty
Cleaned of Grass. Stock Barely
MULLEN. Neb.. March 7.-8.g'
Prairie fire west of town, st lV
Burlington passenger tral" A ejTfi'
Ing, raged north ove X
try toward the ';V
loss will bo en.
tiers have moves
the last year. "t
had a narrow esi. , . ..'800
gnats would have ,-tlot help
gone out from town. .ffe burned, to
within a few feet otsji' buildings, while
the goats were held on a small patch of
plowed land.
AINSWORTH. Neb., March 27. (Special.)
Testerday 'the wind revived the fire In a
smoldering straw stack and set fire to the
prairie. It ran to the Ole Olson farm and
burned everything ho had except a windmill,
as he was away from home. It mimed a
span of good horses that were in the stable.
The fire did considerable damage for other
farmers. The fire was located about seven
miles northeast of Alnsworth.
MITCHELL, 8. D., March 27.-(Special.)
The prairie fire season has started In
this section of the state, with three de
vastating fires within a radius of fifty
miles. While there has been more or less
snow this winter at the present time, the
grans is sufficiently dry as to burn very
rapidly. A fire was started a short dis
tance south of Kimball by a farmer who
was attempting to burn a strawstack. The
wind was blowing very strong from the
northwest and the fire got away and
started a blase In the grass, which was
swept off to the south. A report received
from there states that a number of houses
and barns were burnod In the pathway of
the elements, but no lives were lost. Five
miles northwest of this city another fire
was started In the same way Wednesday,
but It did little damage other than to burn
over an unoccupied section. A hundred
men hurried to the scene of the fire and
with ploWa they succeeded In plowing suf
ficient breaks as to turn the course of the
fire until It burned Into a large acreage
of ground whloh had previously been
burned a week ago. A school house stood
In the pathway of the fire and the chil
dren were liberated In plenty of time to
avoid the possibility of danger, but the
men with the plows were able to get ahead
of the fire and plow a break around il.
In northeast Aurora county there was a
disastrous fire on the same day and eight
families were burned out of house and
home, although all escaped with their Uvea,
getting away with what things could be
carried In wagons. The damage will ex
tend Into several thousands of dollars and
in the main there is little or no Insurance
on the property destroyed. Thousands of
tons of hay was destroyed, which will work
s hardship on many farmers for spring
Family of Mr. Penrose Believes He
.Now Has Chance to lie
cover. r
PHILADELPHIA. March 27. United
States Senator Penrose, who is anaerously
111 at bis hnvne In this cil'y, Is believed to
have passed the crisis In his iihiess. The
physicians and members of the family were
today more hopeful of the senator's recov
ery, it was announced by a member of
the family that the senator had taken a
turn for the better late In ,the night and
that he rested more cpmfortably. Today
he is fully conscious.
.Senator Penrose's condition yesterday
was very critical, so grave In fact that
the physicians feared the worst. He suf
fered Intensely and had to be relieved with
opiates, which kept him In an unconscious
condition most of the day. The eryslpelate
ous condition of the patient caused great
alarm, as the physicians the day before be
lieved they had arrested the progress of
the disease.
At 12:30 p. m. the physicians Issued the
following bulletin:
The senator's condition remains ciitical,
but, as has been the case throughout, the
attending physicians do not regard It as
by any means hopeless He had a com
paratively restful night.
BOSTON, March SI. There has been fur
ther Improvement In Governor Guild's con
dition during the last twenty-four hours,
according to a bulletin issued today.
President Rldgelcy Resigns His Place
and New Mnn Is Se
lected. WASHINGTON, March 27. William B.
Rldgely, comptroller of the currency, has
handed his resignation to President Roose?
velt and will become president of the Na
tional Bank of Commerce of Kansas City.
He will be succeeded as comptroller by
Lawrence O. Murray, present assistant sec
retary of commerce and labor and former
deputy comptroller of the currency.
Controller Rldgely stated today that all
of the conditions Imposed by the con
troller's office for the reorganization of
the Bank of Commerce were being com
piled with. ' The bank will reopen
March SO.
The bank will start with $2,000,000 of
capital and $200,000 surplus, all clean,
liquid and unimpaired, and will have de
posits of between $12,000,000 and $13.
000,000. over SO per cent of which will be
oa hand in actual cash.
George T. Cutts, now the receiver of
the bank, will be vlco president and Ed
ward Rldgely cashier. The directors will
Include some of the best-known capital
ists and business men of the west, in
cluding ex-Governor David R. Francis of
St. Louis.
Arctle Explorer, Who Is Notv In the
Orient, llrirbn Age of
WASHINGTON. Marth 27,-MaJor Gen
eral A. W. Greely of Arctic fame, having
reached the age of 64 years today, was
transferred to the retired list In accord
ance with the law. He is now traveling in
the orient on leave of absence. Brigadier
General Charles B. Hall, commandant of
the General Staff callege at Fort Leaven
worth, Kan., has been appointed a major
general, vice Greely, retired, and Colonel
John B. Kerr, commanding the Twelfth
cavalry, Fort Oglethorpe, tia... has been ap
pointed a brigadier general, vice Hall, pro
Baoerlntrndent of City Schools of St.
Loots Saddenly Expires
on Streets.
ST. LOUIS. March 27.-F. Louis BilJan,
aged (5 years, superintendent of the public
schools of St. Louis snd one nf the fore
most educators In ths country, dropped
dead of heart disease on the street here
today, while accompanied by his wife.
Hundreds of Livei Believed Lost in
Disaster at Chilapa, Mexico.
osd of Extensive Seismic Dlntorb
. . j Taken at Washington
Tremors Are I'nosnelly
MEXICO CITY, March 27. The town of
Chllapa, In the state of Guerrero, was
completely destroyed by an earthquake last
night. Following the shock the ruins took
rire and the whole city Is burning. The
populace Is terror-stricken. It is not
known, even approximately, how many lives
were lost. Chllapa was a city of 15,000 In
habitants. WASHINGTON, March 27.-Two great
earthquakes were recorded at the weather
bureau last evening. The first shock was
much greater than the second and began
with great distinctness at 6:06:22 p. m. The
second began with equal distinctness at
10:45:22 p. m.
The duration of the first preliminary
tremors in the first shock was exactly the
same in all four records and amounted to
five minutes and three seconds. The dis
tance In each case would be about 2,400
miles. This distance agrees so closely with
the quake recorded March 25 as to suggest
that all three of those earthquakes origi
nated In nearly the same locality.
The earthquake which la reported to have
destroyed the Mexican town of Chllapa
undoubtedly is the same disturbance that
shook the Island of St. Thomas yesterday
afternoon, which was recorded at Washing
ton last evening and which caused consid
erable alarm in1 Mexico City last night.
At Washington two shocks were recorded
by the instruments of the wenttier bureau.
They were approximately at a distance of
2,400 miles. The first took place at 6:09 p.
m. and the second at 10:64 p. m. In addi
tion to this there was receded on the aft
crnnoon of March 26 at Washington evi
dences of a strong shock believed to be In
the same locality as those of yesterday.
The shocks In Mexico City last night
cracked walls all over the city. The theater
crowds rushed to the streets and for a
short time tliere was considerable appre
hension. No great damage was done. The
dlstrubance at St. Thomas Is desoribed
as a vry sharp earth shock, but It did no
damage. The town of Chllapa la some
thing over 2,000 miles from Washington
and 115 miles south of Mexico City. It is
forty miles from a railroad. The state of
Guerrero Is In the earthquake belt. April
15, 1907, it experienced a quake which dtd
considerable damage. At this time Chllpan
cingo and Chllapa were partially destroyed
and the death list exceeded 100. The shock
of 1907 did damage to a number of smaller
towns In the state of Guerrero.
Rasslan Array Committee Asks Im
prisoned Generals to Give I7p
Their Commissions.
ST. PETERSBUtO, March ST. The com
mittee whose duty it is to pass upon the
Qualification of army officers, composed of
Grand Duke Nicholas, Minister of War
Rudlger and other officers of high rank,
has Invited Generals Fock and Relas to re
sign their commissions. These two officers
were charged with complicity In the sur
render of Port . Arthur to the Japanese.
General Relss compiled with the request,
but General Fock declined pending an in
vestigation of the charges brought In con
nection with his recent duel with General
General Stoesscl, who Is serving his sen
tence in the fortress of St. Peter and St.
Paul, is engaged In writing hla memoirs.
uoT Ms
Services Will Be Held In Toklo at
Same Time as Here for
D. W. Stevens.
TOKIO, March 27. The foreign office Is
arranging a program for funeral services
for Dunham W. fitevens in this city simul
taneous with the obsequies In America.
There will undoubtedly be a larger attend
ance at the services than at any former
funeral In Japan. The entire Imperial,
diplomatic and foreign contingents. It Is ex
pected, will be present, together with
thousands of Japanese. AU the Coreans in
Japan, Including the crowp prince, will at
tend. Bishop Harris will probably ' return
from Seoul to deliver the eulogy.
American Connteas to Be Formally
Introduced Into Masryar So
ciety After Mny.
VIENNA, March 27. Count' Lasilo Sxe
chenyl has written to his friends in Hun
gary from Palermo, where he and the
countess are now staying, that he will not
arrive in Hungary before May. The count
ess will be Introduced officially In aristo
cratic Magyar circles after the May sea
son. The count and countess will then pro
ceed to the Szechenyl castle at Vermeyoe,
in the Zemplln district.
German Crnlser Departs from Port
An Prince with Ifaytlen
PORT AU PRINCE, March 27,-The Ger
man cruiser Bremen left here today for
Kingston, Jamaica, carrying' all the revo
lutionary refugees who had taken asylum
j at the French and German legatlona. They
j number in all seventy-five men. The
I'nlted States gunboat Paducah arrived
today. t .
Hedurtlon of . Present Import Dntles
to Bo Made In Pursuance
with Agreement.
THE HAGVk, March 27-The secon.l
chamber of the Netherlands Parliament
today approved a convention with the
United States under which American meats
are to enter Holland at a reduction of ths
present import duties.
New York's Executive Will Tak Tes
timony In Chester Gil
lette Case.
ALBANT. N. Y., March 27. It became
known here today that Governor Hughes
will take testimony in the executive cham
ber tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock In con
nection with the application of a local at
torney representing the Gillette family for
a respite for Chester Gillette, it being
claimed that new and material evidence has
beeu found.
Employes of Pittsburg Bank and
Prominent Men Mny Be
riTTSBURO. March 27.-A third charge
against Henry Rieber, paying teller, and
John Young, auditor of the Farmers' Do
posit National bank, was made today by
Bank Examiner W. I Folkes. The former
employes, who are In Jail, arc charged with
misapplying funds of the bank amounting
to $1,105,000,
According to persistent rumors. Informa
tions against many business men In this
city and other cities are .to be mado within
a short time.
The previous amounts named were $H6,000.
Rlebcr hnd Young are held In $2fi.O0O ball.
The examination and audit of the books
of the bank has been practically com
pleted, and it Is belloved that tho Informa
tions today will cover the entire shortage
within the statutes. Containing two
counts, embezzlement and misapplication
and false entries In the teller's statement
book, the Information charges tho fraud
extended over a period of three years prior
to March 10, 1908. Funds of the bank It Is
alleged were diverted as late as March of
this year.
In cases of embezzlement the statute of
limitations applies after three years and
for this reason Information cannot go back
further than to March 10, l!Kfi.
Relber and Young for anumber of years
have had tho entire control of the cash of
tho Farmers' Deposit National bank. They
Were accustomed to make reports of the
amount of cash on hand to the bookkeeper
and their report for years has always been
wrong to the extent of the shortage. For
the last few months this has been over
$1. out), ooo.
The men have made a confession to the
government authorities and an examination
made by Examiner Folds shows the amount
they say they appropriated corresponds al
most exaotly with the shortage In the bank
at present.
The government authorities are staggered
at the amount involved and it Is stated in
no case has so much been taken from a
bank in the same manner.
Sheriff Denies Vae of Court House la
View of Inflammatory
MONTGOMERY. Ala., March 27. Be
cause of Inflammatory matter In a local
negro paper, Sheriff Horace Hood today
withdrew permission for a meeting of
negroes In the court house tonight, at
which protest was to be made on the at
titude of the administration at Washing
ton on the race question. This meeting
had been called by Bishop Alstork and
a number of others in what has been
taken to be an antl-Taft movement in
the' state.
Sheriff Hood, notifying the editor of
the paper, says:
In view of your editorial which la cal
culated to arouse racial prejudice, creat
ing a condition that bodes no good, but
much harm to both races, especially the
negro, who must be the greatest sufferer
in any conflict aroused by foolish and
unwise leaders and agitators, I withdraw
my corysent for a political meeting to be
held in the country court house.
Chance of Lsreesy Would Not Hold
Agralnat New York Banker Be
cause of Statute Limitation.
NEW YORK, March 2J.-Danlel Leroy
Dresser, former president of the Trust
Company of the Republic, who recmtly
was arrested on a charge of larceny, today
was declared not guilty and discharged by
Magistrate Barlow when he was arraigned
In police court.
Dresser was arrested on March 16, on
complaint of William S. Andrews, a New
York lawyer, who charged that Dresser
withheld $4,000 in a bond transaction dating
back to December 12, 1902. Magistrate Bar
low, In discharging Dresser from custody,
"The statute of limitation intervenes in
the case, and, therefore, according to the
date, the defendant could not be held to
he guilty of. the crime of larceny."
Omaha Man Seeks to Protect Rights
of Compnny to Platte
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March 27. (Special Telegram.)
D. C. Patterson, trustee for the Fremont
and Omaha Power company, has made
two filings with tho state board of Irriga
tion for water from the, Platte river to
protect the rights of the proposed power
plant to furnish power for the city of
Omaha. One of his projects Is similar to
the old Seymour Park canal Water Power
company of Omaha, the proposed cost of
which Is $3,500,000, and the other Is similar
to the plans of the Fremont Canal and
Power company, the work to cost $3,950,000.
Missouri Railroad Commissioner De
clares Recent Railroad Deci
sion Infamous.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. March 27. John
A. Knott, chairman of the Missouri State
Board of Railway and Warehouse commis
sioners, said today concerning the recent
United States supreme court decision in the
railroad rate cases: ,
I think the decision In the Minnesota and
North Carolina railroad rate cases is an
Infamous one. There is no use for states
to pass laws regulating corporations If they
can be nullified In that wuy by federal
Jaditr Pollock of l ulled States Cir
cuit Court Prevents Enforcement
of Kansas TarlsT.
TOPEKA. Kan., March 27.-Judgn Pollock
In the I'nlted State circuit court here to
day Issued an order temporarily enj ilnlng
the Slate Board of Railroad Commissioners
and Attorney General Jackson from putting
Into effect the new schedule of freight rates
April 1. The railroads asaert that the rates
are confiscatory. The case will be ejguai
here on April 14.
Secretary of War Invited to Deliver
Address There oil Memorial
WASHINGTON, March 27.-A committee
from U. 8. Grant post. Grand Army of the
Republic of Brooklyn called on Ilia presi
dent and Secretary Taft today and Invited
the secretary' of war to deliver the Memo
rial day oration May 30 at Grant's tomb,
New York. Secretary Taft has accepted the
Quarantine Bales for Nebraska Cattle
More Favorable Than Expected.
Free Movement of Cattle East of the
Quarantine Line.
Infected Herdt in Free District if
They Are Found to Be Isolated.
Governor I Practical Demonstra
tion of the Making of Denatured
Alcohol Appropriation ,
Is Needed.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. March 27. (Special Tele
gram.) Governor Sheldon, who came to
Washington with a representative delega
tion of live stock growers and shlpicrs for
the purpose of securing an abatement or
lifting of the quarantine against scabies,
as defined by the bureau of animal In
dustry of the Agricultural department, will
leave the national capital better satisfied
over the results attained than he hoped
for when he left Nebraska.
A final conference was held by Governor
Sheldon and those associated with him in
securing the modification of existing quar
antine regulations with the secretary ot
agriculture and as a result of this final
meeting Secretary Wilson has outlined to
the governor the agreements reached. On
May i, 1908, federal quarantine will be re
moved from the counties of Red Willow,
Frontier, Gosper. Phelps, Buffalo, Sher
man, Valley, Greeley, Boone, Antelope,
Knox and all counties lying east of those
The following other agreements were
entered Into:
1. That the state will establish and main
tain the quarantine line above Indicated
across the state and effectually prevent
cattle from moving from the quarantined
to the non-quarantined portions of the
state except in accordance with the provi
sions of the regulations.
2. That no cattle shall be permitted to
move from markets or feedlng-ln-transit
yards within the state of Nebraska to
points in that state for feeding or stocking
purposes except on certificates issued by
an employe of tho bureau of animal In
dustry of this department.
S. Whenever cattle scabies Is found to
exist In a non-quarantined county a stato
official shall at once quarantine the in
fected and exposed cattle and premises
until they have been properly disinfected
under supervision of an assistant atate
veterinarian or an employe of the bureau
of animal industry of this department in
accordance wtih the regulations of tho
secretary of agriculture.
4. That any necessary quarantine of in
fected and exposed cattle and premises In
an unquarantined district shall be enforced
by officials of the state and that the stale
shall assume all responsibility for main-
lalnlnir -tirH nimrflntlnn.
6. That rattle which are affected with
scabies shall not be permitted to be moved
except under special permission to tho
most available dipping vat for the purpose
of dipping, and in no instance shall they be
permitted to move from a quarantined to a
non-nuaranllned area of the state.
. That employes of the bureau of animal s
Industry of this department located in the
state of Nebraska shall be duly commis
sioned and authorized to servo-without ex
pense to the state as assistant state veteri
narians. More Favorable Than Expected.
Governor Sheldon, speaking generally of
this agreement, said that It waa more than
he could have hoped for and much better
than the proposition submitted to the sec.
retary of agriculture and bureau of animal
industry by himself on behalf of the stock
men and shippers of Nebraska. The agree
ment permits stock to be shipped to South
Omaha provided It Is clean. That where
cattle are found to be Infected local quar
antine will be established as would be
natural in all such cases. The agreement
entered Into, or which is today promul
gated by the secretary of agriculture and
effective on May 1, has been persistently
urged by the stockgrowers of Nebraska
and the western states doing business at
South Omaha for the last five years, and
they have finally gotten what they have
been asking for and what they were en
titled to because of these same concessions
made to other markets, namely Kansas
City, St. Joseph and Chicago.
Immediately after the governor's return
to Nebraska he will Issue a proclamation
outlining the new quarantine regulations
and essentials needed to make the conces
sion on behalf of the federal government
Features for Cora Show.
Incidental to his conference) with Secre
tary Wilson today Governor Sheldon put
up a strong talk for practical demonstra
tions, like the making of denatured alcohol,
for instance, at the coming corn conven
tion to be held In Omaha next December.
Secretary Wilson will be enthusiastically
in favor of ths project, but stated that It
would require some action on the part pf
congress In the way of an appropriation to
make such a display. The secretary stated
fie HUI9W inn 1 1 1. , . biiu no miw .no buuj.i
to be demonstrated and only asked for suf
ficient money to show the people what could
be done with corn. Governor Sheldon
quietly remarked to the secretary that he
would endeavor to get the Nebraska dele
gation in congress Interested in the proj
ect. It transpired today that in the visit of
the governor and Mr. McPherson, president
of the Live Stock exchange, to President
Roosevelt, the latter, after a discussion of
the live stock problems and range country,
suggested that they call upon Secretary
Garfield with a view to obtaining hla posi
tion on the several leasing bills now pend
ing before committees of the senate and
house. They saw Secretary Garfield and
found him entirely friendly to a leasing
law, but the secretsry very frankly stated
that nothing could be done until congress
took action; that he had examined closely
the range country of Nebraska and real
ised how Important it was that some law
should be enacted which would give the
cattle men certain rights as to pasturage
and at the same time protect the home
steaders. '
"We want the land opened up for use,"
said Governor Sheldon, "and a lease law,
generous In Its provisions, I believe, la
greatly favored by our people."
Wjomlng, however, seems to be the
Stumbling block In the iwsaage of such a
law, Congressman Mondell, chairman ot
the public lands committee of the house,
being openly antagonistic to such a meas
ure. What Is Wanted of Railroads.
T. B. McPherson. president of both the
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