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VOL. XXXVII NO. 246.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING
MARCH 31, 190.8 TEN TAdES.
SINGLE COPY TWO- CENTS.
iRYAN IN RAW TOWN
Nebraskan it Guest of Honor of Young;
Men' i Democratic Club.
WARM PRAISE FOR LA FOLLETTE
He Sayi Wisconsin Man Represents
FIVE GOVERNORS ARE PRESENT
Eon. Joseph W. Folk and Four of His
SPEECn BY JUDSON HARMON
Intimation that Party Haa lie
In Store for Cincinnati Man
Are Greeted with
KAN'SAfl CITV. March 30.-Democrat
ifrom all part of Mr,sourl to. tha numbet
t 2,0(0 attendrd a banquet In Convention
hall In thl city tonight under the auspices
Of the. Young- Men's Democratic Club of'
Missouri, at which William J. Bryan and
ludson Harmon Were the guest of honor
iid principal speakers and the recipient
pf frequent ovation from tho 15,000 persons
who thronged tlie great hall. Each ban
queter paid II for the privilege of attend
ing, rven the d'stliiRiilslicd guests Initiating
upon the democratic rtcrofrstlve of raying;
fr their places,, ii nd tlv Hffa'r was prob
ably the inwst rlnlMjra'e political feast
ever ptlr-rtpivrr In 'lie slate, Democratic
clubs In St. f.ou'g. fit. .ToM-pli and other
cities of the elate a-nt representative dele
gation tA .th" dinner. Among the guest
were four ex-govcrnors vof Missouri T. T.
Crittenden. David ft. Francis. Senator Wil
liam J. Bton and Alexander M. Dockery
together with tho present governor. Joseph
W. Folk. All of tho cundidatea for state
office were present.
The meeting was essentially a Bryan af
fair, spontaneous cnthtilam marking every
mention of hi candidacy for the prcal
, dency. The reception accorded Mr. Har
mon was no less cordial, and suggestions
promlalng him hish honor from hi party
were enthusiastically received. .
Pralae for l.o Kollette.
Mr. Bryan' opening tateiiient tliat "we
Lave nirt to begin the campaign of 1908
and ta present, those principle and poll
cie which ought, to appeal to progressive
republicans aa well a to traditional dem
ocrat," Kit the keynote of hi apeecb and
allowed the Important aignlflcance be and
hi follower attached to the meeting to
night, A feature Of Mr. Bryan'a speech
was up approval or Senator 1- Follette
a th republican candidate for president
-lie aald: - '
"If the president had picked oat Senator
I.oFollett, a real ' reformer. If the repub
lican party had rallied to Senator La
Follcttc'e support, It could have cnmpalled
tfiW confidence of reform republican. Sena
tor VeFollette ban a record a a reformer,
h t 4 'tVftr: fnfVrihfmllhat'Wt 'in hi
- Tho speaker said that without the sup-
yti vi mo anuunimrauon secretary left
would scarcely have a elate In the con-
vention. and with tho president' support
he Is having an Uphill fight. Mr. Bryan
aald that Mr. Tart may be the best man
the president could find among his cabi
net officer, but that Secretary Taft'a su
periority over his colleague I due not to
hi positive, virtues, but to the fact that
ohe of the rest of them haa any reform
tendencies whatever. Mr. Bryan aald tha
Rooaevelt sentiment Is strong In the Mis
laslppt and Missouri valley and argued
that the democratic ticket la entitled to
the Support of thl sentiment In the.comlni
Harmon on Swollen ForJane.
Mr. - Harmon wua greeted with tremen
dous applause when he rose to apeak.
The democrat had almost unbroken
control of the government during the first
aeventy year, while the population and
wealth of the country increaaed tenfold.
Did anybody during all that time ever
hear or "swollen" fortunes, "predatory"
wealth or trusUT
The Americana are a just people, and
tny are game. If there has' been a fair
chance for all fend no favor they will
abide th result, all those, and they are
the great majority, who have not thrived
tliey feel they should. They cannot
he stirred against those who have done
better. Perhaps, after ail. wealth might
not have proved a blessing to them or
to their children. But let there be no
unfairness, especially on the part of the
fovernment which is maintained by all
or the common benefit, but which hag
Increaaed th gains of some at the cost
of the others, and then'you have a condi
tion which drives the unsteady to social
ism and spreads discontent among the
lienple creating the risk of hasty and in-
,'iiFi fllilm. I. it. .film
We know now what an enormous fund
th republican committee had twelve
yet is ago. It wae charged that the
trouble of the times were due to the re
peal of the McKlnley tariff, though they
began undyr It and It waa replaced by one
so little 6wr that the president refused
to sign t. Most of that fund came from
Inlerejla which demanded greater support
from tha government. The election waa
proclaimed aa a mandate for higher tariff,
. though th money question was para-
' mount. So the interest were promptly
Invited to com and write thulr own
schedule, which aa everybody known,
they proceeded to do and with no stingy
Careful estimate how that for every
dollar the government get on good lm-
j ported the men favored by ' the DingU-y
law rt $1 Ui iwcllen profit on their
to make to Injustice worse the cardinal
principles tt tariff taxes which the demo.
crats hftxt always followed have been dls-
p 'regr rded; that the amount of the tax
. 4 Should depend on the need of the govern-
" . .... ......
.re it n i economically aaminiaterea; mat tne
thief burdena ahould be laid on luxuriea;
that duties hould be according to value
only gnd not so much for each article
which make tha poor pay the same for
cheaper grades a the rich pay for the
In short, the amount taken from the
people for established and successful man
ufacture by virtue of these i excessive
tariffs aie simply graft. Protection haa
become a false pretense.
The history of the republican party since
slavery was abolished and the Interest
which have alway controlled It belle ths
expectation of any relief from It. Now la
the lima to put the democrats In commis
sion. They alone ran and will, with fair
ness to all. with wisdom and car for th
Interests of the entire country, set tight
what is wrong and afford the full measure
ct rell.-f. Let ua not, by lack of harmony
or wisdom, show, ourselves unequal to the
opportunity or unworthy of the confidence
of the people.
Hank Hubarry Kail.
in v iv.-c-n. ., niaren u-An un
reanful attempt to rob the bank of B
bera Hew off the outer door of the
with nitroglycerin, but were unb4
A IU. IXa il.n jI.mv anil J
SUMMARY OF HIE BEE
Tuesday, March SI, 10.
1908 -JIarcii toos
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8 9 101 12 13 U
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22 23 24 25 26 2Z 28
29 30 31 -
Temperature at Omaha:
For Omaha, Council Blrnffs and Vicinity
Tuesday fair and cooler.
For Nebraska Partly cloudy.
For Iowa Tuesday partly cloudy and
Temperaturaat Omaha yesterday:
i a. m w
8 a. m 41
ft a. m 42
10 a. m 38
11 a. m 40
II m 40
1 p. m 41
; p. m 42
8 p. m 43
4 p. m 43
5 p. m. 4R
A p. m 47
7 p. m 49
8 p. m 40
9 p. m 46
! of million of soft coal miner
work thla evening because of
of contracts. Work will con
.jntral Pennsylvania and Indiana
block districts, where contract have been
renewed. Fag- 1
Death list in the Hanna mine Disaster
Is reduced with later figures. rag a
Chester Gillette die in the electric
chair at Auburn prison. Pas; 3
Police of New York made an arrest In
the bomb throwing case, but fall to find
evidence of anarchist plot. , Pag; a
Indiana republicans -are ' gathering In
Indianapolis for the state convention.
Poatofflce at -Valley waa robbed Sun
day night for the fifth time. Pag- 3
Big rewards have been offered for dy
namiters In Tellurlde. ' Par 1
Japanese government haa bestowed the
highest order upon D. W. Stevens.
Montana gives a silver aervlce to the
crulaer'of the state's name. Pag 1
X'nlon men of Oould line are likely to
stand by the striking machinists of the
Rio Grande system. - Pag 1
.Aldrlch bill haa reached the house.
Depositors are ready with cash to de
posit in the National Bank of Commerce
In Kansaa City. Pag-e 1
English make few comments upon the
Dr. Hill case. Page 1
Sentence of A. W. Tldd la suspended
at Cincinnati pending appeal of his case.
Special session o f supreme court has
been called at Lincoln to try the express
cases. Pag 3
Governor Guild and Senator Penrose
are holding their own in their fights with
sickness. . Paga 1
. ,Th Chapman :& Lywer Lumber com
pany baa entered a plea, of guilty ta ac
cepting rebates and haa paid , Its fine.
William J. Bryan and Judson Harmon
were the guests of honor at the banquet
of the Missouri Young Men's Democratic
club at Kansas City. Faf 1
Senator Gamble gets bill through senate
creating new land district In South Da
kota over opposition of Senator Nelson
acting for Senator Klttredge. PaT 1
Special federal grand Jury to meet at
Lincoln to clear up an accumulation of old
business. Pag 3
comtBaciAXf AMD pnrAarczAZ
Live stock markets. Pag 7
Grain markets. Paga T
Stocks and bonds. Par 7
Omahans have an Epidemic of "wan
derlust" and the sun never aeta on the
cltixens of this city, who tour the world
at all times of the year. Pafa t
Mayor "Jim" Dahlman advise certain
member of the Commercial ' club of
Omaha that if they want to run the city
the thing to do Is to be elected mayor, and
Incidentally says that none of the bunch
of "knockers" could be elected to a public
office. rag f
Application for an injunction to pre'
vent the city from making a contract
with the gas company at $28 per lamp
for atreet lighting will come up befor
Judge Kennedy Tuesday raornlng.
KOYSMEirTS OP OCZAaT gTaAaHXIPS.
roTi. Arrived. Balled.
NKW YORK.... Philadelphia
NKW YORK. ...Algeria
NKW YORK.. ..Leghorn
ENGLISH HAVEJUTTLE TO SAY
Numerous Contradiction In Hill Caao
Hare Completely Mystified
LONDON. March 30. Th newspaper of
London hav been very chary of comment
ing on the matter of the acceptance by
Berlin of Dr. David Jay n. Hill a Amer
ican ambassador, largely because th nu
merous contradictory official, semi-official
and alleged Inspired statements from the
German foreign office during the past
week have perplexed and mystified them.
Almost all the English correspondents at
Berlin accepted the foreign office state
ments that "th government" had not ob
jected to Dr. Hill, and they advanced the
mistaken theory that Ambassador Tower
wa scheming to retain his position. Th
comment thua far display a considerable
Ignorance of th facts.
Th .Globe revise the old accusation of
"shirt sleeve diplomacy," against the
United Statea and says in thl connection:
"They quite forget tnat the older nations
sometimes take offense at their casual way
of conducting affairs. If Emperor William
does withdraw hi objection, he will have
made a mistake, for U International mat
ters, it does not do to play fast and
BERLIN, March 30. In Its communica
tion to Baron Von Bternburg, the German
ambassador at Washington, regarding the
acceptance of Dr. David Jayne Hill aa
American embassador to Germany In suc
cession to Charlemagne Tower, the foreign
office directed Baron Von Bternburg to
gay to President Roosevelt, among other
things, that Emperor William hoped th
president would consider the message
forwarded through Mr. Tower and Lloyd
C. Grlseom. the American ambassador to
Italy, a not sent. .
New Senator Iwsra In.
WASHINGTON. March aO.-John W.
Stewart, appointed by the governor of Ver
mont aa th successor of th lata Senator
Redfleld Proctor, waa today. sworn in as a
member of th eoata,
BRYAN TO BE TOLD AT HOME
Peerless Leader Decidei on Receiring
Notification at Faimew.
JAUNT AWAY NEEDLESS EXPENSE
C. M. Grnenther of Calnmhna Hna
Last DlaeoTere-d Cnuso of Demo
cratic Failure to Be Leek.
. ( Organisation.
William J. Bryan, who T.lll have him
self nominated for president at Denver
July 7, will be notified that his wishe have
been carried out at hi home in Lincoln.
Thla much ha been decided on.
Mr. Bryan' friend have discovered that
a Journey to the enemy's country doe not
pay and therefore there will be no more
Jaunt of thl character a there have been
In the past. The fact that the quadrennial
notification meeting I to be held at Fair
view this year, I known to some of the
business men of Lincoln and there la cor
respondingly a good feeling at the capital.
Great preparations are going to be made
to take care of the crowds and incidentally
th home Interests, because many of the
business men of Lincoln believe thl may
be tho last time tha "Great Commoner"
can be used aa a candidate.
Mayor Brown Is now trying to get the
business men, both republican and demo
crats, to contribute to a fund of about
17,500 to pay for a standing band to be used
on all occasions. The mayor put it up
that it will be a good thing for the city to
have thl band on hand when delegates go
through the city, to give them a concert at
the station. Not only democratic delega
tion, but any kind of delegations he said
should be given a send off. If the republi
can hold meeting In Lincoln during the
summer the band can play at these meet
ing for the band will be nonpartisan.
Mr. Bryan has not himself announced of
flally that he will force hla convention to
report to him at Falrview, but those who
know what Mr. Bryan'a Intentions are have
said it I so. Mr. Bryan haa not yet set the
date when tha committee shall break the
news to him.
"Weak organisation has been wholly re
sponsible for democratic defeats in the past
and weak organisation can only defeat us
this year,'' says C. M. Gruenther of Colum
bus, editor of the Platte Center Pilot and
president of the Bryan Volunteer movement
in Nebraska. Mr. Gruenther passed through
Omaha Monday morning on his way to
Lincoln to attend the banquet to be ten
dered democratic editors by Mr. Bryan In
that city Tuesday evening.
. v Dlsceve-red at Last.
"Just as the Jewish trait to be successful
in financial affair I born and bred In
them, just aa the military spirit among the
Germans la taught the German youth from
the cradle days, so la tho spirit of political
organisation Instilled Into every republican
and it Is organization, machine. If you
please, which wins. But democrats are al
ways weak on organisation."
Mr. Gruenther confessed that hla party's
organization waa weak; that there ia much
vacctlatlon, and that It la doubtful if Bryan
will run ahead of hla ticket , in hla home
state, but made tha assertion that ha be
lieved ha could go Into Ohio with as much
help a he has in Nebraska and capture
that state from Taft. He say the favored
on theory does not' hold good at the polls.
As regards the running mate for the
Nebraakan. Mr. Gruenther thinks former
Governor Douglas, the shoe man of Massa
chusetts, Is the strongest possibility, show
ing no friendship for the "presumptuous"
Governor Johnson of Minnesota.
While In Omaha, Mr. Gruenther pre
sented the mayor with a gold and red
chromo certifying that he la of good moral
character and a member in good atandlng
of the Bryan Volunteers of America.
I.obeck Ckasei Hla Be.
Comptroller Lobeck of the crty of Omaha
haa begun hla chase after the will o' the
wisp of all politicians who once receive the
sting the gubernatorial bee. His first chase
took him out to Harlan and Phelpa coun
ties where he "happened" to attend a
farmers' institute, strange coincidence that
the people of the countryside should be
gathered In convention the same day the
gubernatorial candidate ahould chance to
go to Alma on "a little business matter,"
but nevertheless so. Of course Mr. Lobeck
aid nothing regarding hla candidacy, but
talked hogs and corn and farm and ad
vised the youths of the rural districts not
to come to the "wicked city" for a career.
On his way to the institute and hi "busi
ness affairs" which needed attention there,
Mr. Lobeck stopped at Lincoln and had a
look at tha governor' shoes, which, he as
sert, are Just hi also. While Mr. Lobeck
wa on thla little Junketing tour after the
gubernatorial bee, hi opponent. Mayor
Jim, wa In Illinois, where he cannot pos
sibly hope or any votes.
It is understood that the comptroller is
planning to mak a Jaunt, to another part
of the atate to look, after other business
matters the middle of next month when
Mayor Jim goes to Wyoming on hla bear
hunt. Politician at thla time of the year
seem to have matters of business scattered
widely over th state, all of which need
their personal attention.
CHARGES AGAINST PINCHOT
California Congressman Kays Cnlted
Statea Forester la Favoring
WASHINGTON, March SO.-In the house
today Representative Smith pf California
charged United State Forester Pinchot
with manipulating the forest reservation.
Including Owwi river in California, la the
Interest of the city of Lo Angeles against
the holder of prior water right. While
he waa speaking Mr. Pollard of Nebraska
consulted Mr. Pinchot over the telephone,
and when he returned to th chamber aald
that Mr. Pinchot had told him that all th
members of the California delegation, in
cluding Mr. Smith, had requested him to
create the reservation in tha Interest of
Los Angelea. This statement Mr. Smith
vehemently denied, as did also Messrs.
Kahn, Knowland, Needham and Englo
brlght. Following heated remarks by Mr. Gaines
of Tennessee agalnaf tha Lumber trust,
Mr. Mondell of Wyoming, sarcastically said
to that gentleman, that "tor on who had
so rarely attended a meeting of th commit
tee on publle lands." he seemed to be well
versed on tha aubject.
. This remark nettled Mr. Gainea con
siderably. Shaking hla finger at Mr. Mon
dell, Mr. Gainea declared that he never
thcleaa, cloaely followed tha legislation th
people were demanding. "Its enough," he
aid, "to wear any man out to keep up
with those land fraud."
Th clause waa stricken out on a point
of order by Mr. Mondtll. who contended
that it waa new legialatlon la an appropria
tion bllf to provide for the extentlon of
forest reserve by th purchase of land or
rlghta therein found.
TICKETS TO TAFT BANQUET
While tho demand has been
brisk for tickets to the McKln
ley club's annual . dinner, at
which ' Secretary of War Wil
liam H Taft will be the princi
pal guest, to take place at the
Auditorium Monday, April 6
next, accommodations may yet
be had by prompt application to
Harry B. Zlmman, chairman ot
the invitation committee, .Bran
dels Building, Omaha. No per
sonal invitation is necessary,
but remittance at the rate of $2
per plate should accompany
DEPOSITORS READY WITH CASH
President RldaresV at Helm of
tlonal Bank pf Commerce at
March 30. The re
Bank of Commerce,
with William B. Hidgley, former comp
troller of the currency aa Its president,
reopened this morning, Faith In' this, one
of the largest banking institutions in the
country, was evidenced by, the fact that
long before the receiving tellers' windows
were opened persona stood In line awaiting
an opportunity to deposit their money.
President Ridgely, Edward ' Rldgely,
caWhler, and Geo rare T. Cutts, ' the newly
elected vice president, together With the
other officials, were on hand early, and
were the recipients of many congratula
tion. The bank for the time will occupy
temporary quarter until their 11,000,000
building, at Tenth and Walnut street ha
been completed. Thla will be 'within an
President Rldgely, In a statement to the
Associated Press made after- the bank
opened this morning, said:
The National Bank of Commerce of Kan
sas City opened this morning under the
most favorable auspices with a. capital of
I2.00fi.0fl0. surplu tao.ooo, asset all clean,
liquid and unimpaired.
Thla ha been broinrht abont by the pay
ment Into the bank by the old .shareholder
and those interested In the reorganization
of the bank the um of 2.KTfl.00n, removing
questionable assets and putting the bank In
an absolutely sound condition..
The response on the part of the public
this morning ha strikingly confirmed what
ha been said In retard to the sentiment
In favor of reopen
ng. the bank. Before
the tellers' window
were atandtnc In lit
were opened crowds
1 eager to make the
first deposits. Therri
seemed to be but little
disposition on the part of any one to make
remittances were re-
ceived rrom almost
very one of the old
customers of the baitV and hundreds of let.
tera and telegrams Iwere sent to the of
ficials assuring hety support and con
tinuation of all busfhess. .
Prominent Ftepaqlleaas .Gather - for
State Convention Contest
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 30. United
8tatea Senators Beverldge. and Hemenway,
Representatives Overatreet, Brick and
Cnaney. and a lerj .., -epbfcr ef candidate
and ' leading republicans' from the atate
have arrived for the republican atate con
vention, which will hold it first session
Wednesday afternoon and be in session
two days. Vice President Fairbanks will
not be here, but will send a letter to be
read to tho convention. The contest be
tween the four candidates for the guberna
torial nomination Is very spirited and is
occupying the most of the attention of the
early arrivals. Representative Overstreet.
who will be temporary chairman of the
convention, will deliver the keynote ad
dress Wednesday afternoon at o'clock.
This speech will be followed by Senator
Beverldge, Senator Hemenway and Gov
ernor Hanley. In addition to adopting plat
form and nominating the state ticket, the
convention will select four delegatea-at-large
to the national convention at Chi
cago, who will be Instructed to vote for
Vice President Fairbanks for president.
The nominations will be made Thursday.
MONTANA'S SILVER SERVICE
atlutaar State . Sends plft of Native
Ore to Cruiser Named
NEW YORK, March 30.-Partly In recog
nition of tha compliment paid to Montana
by the Navy department in naming one of
Its lateest armored cruisers after that atate
and partly to enable the offtcera of the
vessel to entertain official visitors in a
manner befitting the dignity of the state
whose name It bears, the people of Mon
tana, through a committee headed by Gov
ernor Joseph K. Toole, some months ago
ordered sufficient silver ore sent from a
Montana mine to mak a allver service to
be presented to the Montana when it la
put in commission. The service, now com
plete. Is on exhibition here .and Is attract
ing much attention.
The silver, service, which consists of a
large and a smalt punch bowl, an pair of
candelebra, a couple of aandwich dishes, a
pair of fruit dishes, a pair of serving
traya, a bottle holder, a coffee um and a
cigar box, I to be (hipped In a few day
to Dillon, county seat of Beaver Head
county, Montana, where the people of the
atate may have an opportunity ta Inspect it
until such time aa the officer of tha Mon
tana are ready to receive It.
ALDRICH BILL IN THE HOUSE
Financial Measure Referred ok Com
mittee on Ranking; and Will
Bo Respected ."
WASHINGTON. March -The Aldrlch
financial bill reached the house today.
After lying on the table for a few minutes
the speaker referred it to the committee
on banking and currency.
Soon after the bill waa referred Chair
man Fowler of the committee on banking
and currency said that he had called a
meeting for Wednesday "and," said Mr.
Fowler, "the bill will be treated with all
th respect that is due ta a measure com
ing from so great and distinguished a leg
islative body aa th United Statea senate. "
SICK ARE HOLDING THEIR OWN
Governor Guild and Senator Penrose
Show No Raekset la Con
dition. BOSTON, March M.-A bulletin issued
from tha state house today announced no
marked change In Governor Guild condi
tion. PHILADELPHIA, March .-Th phyl
clana attending United Statea Senator Pen
rose, who 1 seriously 111. said today that
they noted an Improvement In his condi
tion. The senator passed a comfortable
night.' Thla la the most encouraging state
ment made by the physicians In ten days.
GAMBLE GETS BILL THROUGH
Senate Favors Creation of New Land
District in South Dakota.
HAS BEEN BONE Of CONTENTION
Klttredare Had Meaaare Held Va and
Nelson Objects to 'Consideration
During; Absence of the
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March, V-( Special Tele
gram.) Senator Gamble's bill creating what
Is to be known as the Lemon land district
In South Dakota passed the senate today,
notwithstanding the objections made to Its
consideration by Senator Nelson ot Minne
sota, who privately admitted that he was
acting on behalf of Senator Klttredge dur
ing the latter' abeenoe from the senate.
When the bill wa reached on the calendar
Senator Gamble took occasion to give some
official history in connection therewith.
The bill was favorably reported from the
committee on public lands on February K,
but waa held up at Klttredge'a request
for time to consult with the North Dakota
senators with relation to the inclusion of
certain lands In that state In the proposed
, Senator Gamble told the senate that he
had consulted ' with Senators Hansbrough
and McCumber of North Dakota, and that
they were emphatic In their support of
the measure as It stood. In view of this
situation he asked for consideration of
the bill Immediately. Senator Nelson, as
stated above, objected, and on a vote be
ing taken the senate decided to take up
the measure and after an explanation of Its
terms the bill was passed.
The bill In question creating the Lemon
land district will' cover about 3,000,000 acres
In the northern part of Butte county and
about 260.000 acres In the northern part of
Schnaas county and part of Boreman
county. The bill has been changed only
In one particular, placing the lands Included
within the Standing Rock Indian reserva
tion, which ia shortly to be opened for
settlement and adjacent to the Milwaukee
railroad within thla newly created land dis
trict, which will embrace all told about
3.600,000 acres. Senator Gamble felt con
siderably elated tonight over the passage of
Bill for Mineral Leases.
The bill of Senator Clark of Wyoming,
providing that all lands allotted to Indians
In severalty may be leased for mining pur
pose for such term of years aa may be
deemed advisable by the secretary of the
interior, passed the senate today. The
secretary is empowered under the bill to per
form any and all acta and make such rules
and regulations aa may be necessary for the
purpose of carrying the provisions 6f the
act into effect. i
Minor. Matters at Capital.
The bill to pay Richard A. Proctor $300
for tho use of lands near Fort D. .A. Rue
sell, Wyo., as part of a target range dur
ing the season of 1906 and 1907 passed the
senate today. ,
Representative Hull today Introduced a
bill carrying an appropriation ot 135.830 to
enable the secretary war to purchase a
tract of land of net lesa than 3S84 acres
adjacent to tha rifle range at Fort Des
Moines, Ia., the purchase being necessary
for the extension of the rifle range.
Mrs. William Edward Annin, daughter
of the late Major J. W. Paddock of Omaha
and widow of the late "Billy" Annln, at
an Informal reception to her old friends
announced on Sunday the engagement of
her daughter, Miss Susie Annin: to Mr. R.
L. Paddock of Denver. The wedding, how
ever, will not take place until after Miss
Annln's graduation from Wellesley next
year. Mr. Paddock Is one of the leading
young business men of Denver.
On the recommendation of Congressman
Kinkald, Dr. C. E. Slagle haa been ap
pointed pension examining surgeon at Al
liance, Neb., vloe Dr. H. H. Bell wood, re
signed. Postal Matter.
The postmaster at York, Neb., ha been
allowed one additional carrier from April
Rural route No. 2 haa been ordered es
tablished Juno 1 at Huron, Beadle county,
8. D., serving 300 people and eighty-three
Rural carriers appointed for Iowa routes:
Mason City, route 3, Maurice L. Palmer
carrier, Clarence E. Palmer substitute;
Mlnburn, route 3, H. H. Tuttle carrier, no
substitute; Weldon, route 8, Will M. Mit
chell carrier Lewis A. Mitchell substi
tute. Postmasters appointed: Iowa Fifield,
Marion county. Garret Carver, vice Avis
Gllland, resigned. South Dakota Lents,
Lawrence county, M. Watson, vice Bert Al
llngton, resigned; Meckllng, Clay county,
Lincoln Leves, vloe R. A. Groves, re
signed. UNION MEN WILL MAKE TEST
Western Machine Worker "Will Aid
Brothers la Effort to Seen re
DENVER. March 30.-Unles it Is
officially announced today that union labor
will be recognized in the shops of the
Denver A Rio Grande railway, the strike
of the machinists, bollermaker and black
smiths, which haa been in force since
March 14, will spread to the shops of all
the other lines In the Gould system west
of the Missouri river, according to a state
ment today by J. J. J. Mockler, second
vice president of the International Brother
hood of Blacksmiths. Mockler aald a strike
vote was taken In the shops of the Mis
souri Pacific, the Wabash, west of the Mis
souri river, the Iron Mountain and the
Texas & Pacific, before the shopmen on
the Rio Grande walked out, and It was only
owing to continuous efforts on the part of
th union officer that the men had been
restrained until now from going on a
The engineer, firemen and trainmen on
the Denver at Rio Grande alao have taken
a sympathetic strike under consideration.
CULTURED WOMAN IN JAIL
Gradaato of Law Departmeat of Min
nesota I'nlverslty Guilty
CHICAGO, March 80. Eatelle Taylor of
Galeaburg, 111., who . was arrested some
montha ago on thd charge of passing
forged check, today pleaded guilty to ob
taining money by false pretenses and was
sentenced to ten daya in the county Jail.
The sentence was Imposed by Judge Ker
sten In spite of the request of the seven
complaining witnesses that she be released.
Miss Taylor graduated front the law de
partment of the University ef Minnesota.
Bha passed a number of forged checks
last winter while attending Northwestern
university at Evauston
CELLULOSE ISJGREAT FACTOR
Matter of .Which Cottoa la Made
Eater Into Many
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 10. (Special.)
"Cellulose I the foundation of our mod
ern civilisation," lw the rather startling
statement made by one of Uncle Ham's
experts In the section of wood chemistry
In the United Statea forest service. Not
until one begin to figure Just how In
timately our dally life la bound up with
cellulose can he appreciate the truth of
Just What Is cellulose? Cellulose,' as the
name Implies. Is a constituent of the cell,
that vital unit of all vegetable life. Cellu
lose Is the framework of the vegetable
cell and Is therefore necessary to all
plant and life growth. It Is, however,
not only In thla Indirect manner that
cellulose Is so Important, but also di
rectly in the practical' application which
Is found for so many plant products
which are mostly or partly composed of
cellulose. What Is wood? Mostly cellulose.
What Is paper? Merely a purer form of
cellulose. If cotton is king, cellulose la
the power behind the throne, because cot
ton Is almost pure cellulose. Tour fine
linen n cellulose; thread, twine and rope
are all cellulose.
The most powerful form of cellulose la
gun cotton or nltro-cellulose. Celluloid Is
a combination of nltro-cellulose with
camphor. An artificial silk Is made from
cellulose which Is said to be superior to
the real article in many renpecls. Coal
used to be cellulose way back in the
middle ages of this globe's history, so the
geologists tell ua. By charring celiulore
charcoal Is formed. These are some of the
way In which cellulose has been. Is and
may be useful to man. What do you (think
now In regard to the debt owed to cellu
lose by modern civilization? May cellulose
always be with ua, may the present sup
ply be conserved and future supplies pro
ROOT DISAVOWS INTERVIEW
Secretary of State Disposes of the
Sensational Vienna News-
Bohemians of Omaha, who were con
siderably wrought up' by the publication
In the Omaha World-Herald of an alleged
Interview, purporting to have been had
with Secretary of State Root by a Wash
ington correspondent of the Die Ziet of
Vienna, now have the answer of the sec
retary transmitted to them by the editor
of the World-Herald from Washington.
Mr. Root says no such interview ever
occurred aa was reported. Mr. Hitch
cock's letter Is addressed to Mr. C. H.
Kubat of Omaha, and reads:
WASHINGTON. March 28. Mr. C. H.
Kubat. Omaha: I have received from
Hon. Elihu Root, secretary of state, a
reply to my Inquiry at your request as
to an interview purporting to be from
htm in Die Zelt of Vienna, Following Is
a copy of Mr. Root's letter: -
"My 'dear Mr. Hitchcock: I have your
letter of the 20th instant Jn regard to the
inquiry made by Mr. C. H. Kubat con
cerning an alleged Interview with ma
aald to have been published in the Vienna
paper Die Zelt.
"Of course it is quite impossible for a
public officer to undertake to correct all
the misstatements which find their way
Into tha press, even in his own country,
and t ha. accordingly pjiki no-attetitiun
to the alleged interview.
"There never waa such an Interviewi
I do not recallever meeting any corre
spondent of that newspaper. I may have
done ho, but 1 certainly .never gave him
an Interview and I never aald to anyone
at any time the things reported In the
Interview as having been - said by me.
Very sincerely yours,
, "ELIHU ROOT."
' I regret the delay In securing this dis
avowal and trust It may be - what you
want. Very truly yours,
G. M. HITCHCOCK.
BLOOD OF mJSBAND FAILS
Operation of Transfusion for Mrs. De
Laao t'aajle to Save Her
NEW YORK, March 30. With the hope
of saving the life of hi wife, Emilia, Dr.
Lui De Laso, consul general of Honduras
In New York, gave of his blood, submit
ting to the rare operation of transfusion.
Lbut the desperate expedient failed, and the
woman, who was 29 years old, died yester
day In the French hospital. Her husband
is seriously 111 both from the effect of the
operation and the ahock of hi wife' death.
Despite her youth, Mrs. Do" Imzo was the
mother of five children and her health
had not been robust tor a long time.
Following the operation there waa an
apparent improvement in Mr. Do Lazo'a
condition and It wa thought that the ex
periment bad proved successful, but an
unlooked for complication arose when pneu
monia aet In and she gradually aank until
death came. The body will be taken to
Guatemala for burial.
H0RNE IS TAKEN TO ST. JOE
Thl Will Re Punishment Meted Out
to tha Slayer of H. J.
KANSA8 CITY, March 30,-General
Richard C. Home, who was acquitted last
week of the charge of murdering H. J.
Groves, managing editor of the Kansas
City Post, an evening newspaper, was
taken to St.-doseph today. General Home
will enter tha state asylum for the Insane.
Home was acquitted of the murder of
Groves on the plea that he , waa Insane at
the time of the shooting.
Another charge pending against Home,
that of assault with Intent to kill O. D.
Woodward, a theatrical manager, formerly
of Omaha, waa dismissed.
SUSPECTS IN ROBBERY CASE
Three Mea Held Who Admit They
Were oa Train that Was
WICHITA, Kan., March 30. No more ar
rents were made here today In connection
with the murder of Express Messenger
Bailey on a Santa Fe train between Flor
ence and Newton yesterday. Yesterday
afternoon and last night fifteen men were
taken Into custody. Ernest Ineer, Alfred
Skinner and Jack Marshall are being held.
They admit being on the train on which
Bailey waa murdered. They rode the
"blind baggage." The men boarded the
train at Ottawa. From Newton they came
to Wichita. All of them are well dressed.
KILLED IN EFFORT TO ESCAPE
Charles Ronton, Believed to Be Mem
ber of Band of Forgers,
ENID, Okl., March 30. Charles Bunton
was shot and killed here early today by
Sheriff Campbell of Garfield county. Bun
ton wa under arrest charged wHh forging
a check on the Garfield county bank and
while being taken to . Jail attempted to
escape from the ahtriff. Bunton Is aald to
have been a member of a gang of forgers
who hav been operating in Missouri, Kan
saa and Oklahoma.
MINERS f IT WORK
Quarter Million Coal Diggers Lay
Down Their Tools Tonight
CONTRACTS EXPIRE AT MID NIGHT
Central Pennsylvania and Indiana
Block Only Benewals.
THESE MINES TO CONTINUE
Conferences in Progress in Three
MITCHELL PREPARES TO RETIRE
Hla "aeeeaaor Will Take Office on
Wednesday and Will Announce
Number of Appoint
meat. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. March 80. Th
union miners In most of the coal field
of the countr ywlll lay down their picks
and shovels tomorrow night. Almost
250,000 of them will atop work In Ohio,
western Pennsylvania. Missouri,' Iowa,
Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and
probably In Indiana. Illinois, Michigan,
West Virginia and Kentucky. The mining
contracts under which they are now work
ing expires at midnight tomorrow niht,
and except In central Pennsylvania and In
the Indiana block district no contract
have been made nor bave th miners and
operators entered Into a district agree
ment providing for the operation of the
mlnea after April 1 pending- agreement.
The Indiana ' bituminous coal district,
western Pennsylvania and Illinois miner
and operators are In Joint session at Tcrre
Haute, Pittsburg and Springfield.
John Mitchell returned today and la pre
paring to atep out of office. ' Congressman
W, B. Wilson ia back from Central Pennsyl
vania where ha scored the first big success
In the present situation by getting the con
tra! Pennsylvania operators and miner Into
an agreement. The district will continue
Vive President Lewis who will succeed
President Mitchell, Wednesday, will an
nounce hi appointments when he take of
fice. It Is understood that Samuel Sexton,
editor of the United Mine Worker's Jour
nal, I to be retired and that possibly
Chris Evans, the offtclsl statistician, may
be succeeded by a new appointee. Mr.
Lewis, however, haa not given out any In
formation concerning these changes.
' Mr. Ryan, the nw secretary-treasurer,
will bring with him from Illinois aa hla
right-hand man, Frank Hays of Belleville.
Sltaatloa la Iowa.
DES MOINES, March SO.-The Joint con
ference -of the Iowa operators and miners
win be resumed tomorrow. With the disap
pearance of all doubt aa to a complete shut
down of the Iowa coal 'mines Wednesday,
the minora will now make. every effort to
obtain a new agreement as soon aa possible.
Operations will be suspended at the close,
of work tomorrow ' It' Is declared by rer- "
reeenUUvca ct ntf.tk f hs ntratre : and
miners that fully a fnonttt wilt elapse be
fore an agreement Is reached and opera
PITTSBURG, PS.. March .-The coal
operators of this filstrlct at a meeting here
today decided that until a full and final
settlement Is made of 4ll matters entering
Into the wage scale and working agreement
the mines will be closed. Owing to tha
length of time required to adjust many of
the local scales It I believed a general
suspension will result In the Pittsburg dis
trict April 1. .
Contentions ot Botk Parties.
Coal mlnera of Kansas, Missouri, Arkan
sas, Oklahoma and Texa called a big
strike for Wednesday and It is estimated
that between 13,000 and J&.000 mea will re- .
fuse to go to work at that time In tho
southwest. The strike Was ordered-by Alex
ander Howatt, president of the Kansas dis
trict, George Covllle for th Missouri dis
trict and John Mass, president for Ar
kansas, Oklahoma and that part of Texas
which remains organised in union mines.
The contract between tha operators and
the unions will expuirs today and the
miners proposed that they should continue
working at the old schedule while fixing a
new one. The bperatora answered that
they would not negotiate a new contract
until all the mine involved would live up
to the term of existing contracts. '
Under the contract which expires today
when there. ia trouble at the mine the work
is to go on and the subject matter In dis
pute is to be referred to arbitration. The
operators have been complaining for two
years that when the men working In the
mines became dissatisfied they simply
walked out and forced tha operator -to come
to terms or the miner got tired. The de
mand I said to b how 40 per cent leas
than a year ago and for that reason tho
operators have decided that no now eon
tract will be made unell the mlnera now
on atrlke indicate they will work according
The miners claim the operator have re
fused to meet with the operators today
when the present contract expirea. They
say that If the operatora had agreed to
meet and formulate a new contract tha
miners of the three districts now striking
would have been advised to continue work
ing. ANDREWS RESIGNS HIS TASK
Commissioner to Take Testimony la
Jerome Iaaulry Does Net
' ALBANY, N. T., March 30. -Charles An
drews, former chief Judge ot tha court of '
appeals, haa resigned as commissioner to
take testimony for tha governor In the
matter of charges against District Attorney
Judge Andrews giving a hla reason that
he had arranged to go abroad In June and
that the progress of the hearing thus far
Indicated that the Investigation cannot be
completed In time to enable hint to mak
his report before th dal et for the de
parture. LUMBER COMPANY PAYS FINE
Chapman at Dewey Organisation En
ters Plea ef entity te Taking-
ST. LOUIS, March S0.Th Chapman
Dewey Lumber company of Kansaa City
entered a plea of guilty today in the
United State district court to the charge
of having accepted rebate from the 'Frtace
railroad on lumber shipments front point
in Arkansaa to St. Louis. Judg Dyer im
posed a fine of IU.OuO and a check for th
full amount was promptly fcande te tha
clerk of th court.
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