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THE OMAHA DEC
VOL XXXVII NO. 256.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNINO, APRIL 11, 190S SIXTEEN rAC.ES.
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Ui S 1 ATE BIG FOUR
Lodge, Crane, Long and Bigney
COMPROMISE . OK INSTRUCTION
PUtfora Sayi Majority foiyTaft, but
' Delegation ii Unhampered.
LONG FIGHT IN COMMITTEE
Action Agreed Upon 'to Prevent
Contest in Convention.
GUILD ' FOB VICE PRESIDENT
Candldaey of the (iitTfrnnr for ftecend
Plure on the Ticket Pormolly
('.domed Tariff Revision
BOSTON, Mass., April 1. The four ifn
tho will head the Massachusetts delega
tion tn the republican national convention
Kill io to Chicago unpledged. These four
delegates, selected at the atate convention
indaj- are United State Senators Henry
Cabot tadge and VV.- Murray Crane, ex
Secretary of the Navy John D. long and
Sidney O. Blnney, a business man.
The convention adopted resolutions en
florslng Governor Curt la Guild. Jr., a a
candidate for the vice presidential nom
ination and advocating a "wise revision"
of the tariff. On the question of the pres
idential candidacy of Secretary of" War
William H. Tart, the platform held that
the convention "recognised that a majority
of the delegates to the convention de
tired hla nomination,"" but that It was
"not certain whether a resolution of
preference would be carried, and Ita pre
sentation would certainly lead to a k-ort-test
which would be Injurious to the wel
fare nt the, party." This last named plank,
the adoption of which was the feature of
the convention. It was admitted by all the
party leader was a compromise. It was
sufmlted to the committee on resolutions
this morning by the Taft league, after an
all-night session. The fight on It may be
regarded as beginning with the Inception
of the Taft movement In this state several
months ago, and It became acute when
Senator Crane, although1 not directly op
posing the. candidacy of Secretary Taft. de
clared In a public statement in February
that the delegation to Chicago ought not
to be. hampered by pledge.
Long; Coateat Oxer Platform.
Up to a la to hour today both sides had
made every effort for a decisive victory In
the convention. The Taft men wanted
either pledge or preference, resolutions,
' whereas their .opponents fought against
anything that would Indicate a preference.
The compromise. wa affected when the
leaders of the unpledged cause admitted
that a majority of the delegates to the
atate convention favored Secretary- Taft,
rnd the leader agreed that. a resolution
expressing i desire Instead of a preference,
for Ms nomination oulrk.be satisfactory.
The plank was drawn up at 4 o'clock this
morning, laid before the committee on
resolutions six hours later, and .agreed to,
after a session of about forty minutes.
Even after this agreement. had. been
reached, It was thought possible that some
of the warmest supporters of Secretary
Taft would endeavor to aubstltute for It
a mora radical plank. - But Immediately
nfler the. reading of the resolution, Senator
Iodge mada speech explaining that the
compromise was In the Interests of party
harmony, as well as owing to his friendship
for hla colleague. Senator Crane, and his
desire for the success of Lieutenant Gover
nor Draper next fall, and the perpetuation
of the policies of Prealdent Roosevelt. The
resolutions were then carried with a rush
nnd even Congressman A. P. Gardner, on
of the leading Taft supporters. In Massa
chusetts, voted In their favor.
Convention Begins Work.
The. convention . was called to order
promptly" on time by Chairman Doty of
the stata committee. Senators Lodge and
Ciane and Representative Gardner were
loudly applauded when they took aeata on
. The committee . on credentials reported
that Of tha 1,560 delegates to which the
convention was entitled 1,407 were present.
Postmaster General George Von I Meyer
presided aa chairman of the convention.
Ha dwelt on the nation's growth and what
I, ad been accomplished under republican
administration In the last eleven years.
The postmaster general laudtd President
Roosevelt as an executive who had largely
through hla efforts made the United Statea
a world power. He spoke of the present
Industrial depression, of tha causes ' that
led tn It and the position taken by the
'federal government In. reference to the
questions that now confront 'the country.
The postmaster general said In part:
ft peer a of Post master General.
We have passed throurh a monetary
crlhts of late; but we should remember
thai since thn. civil war the country has
experienced two great financial crises,
namely, lit 1673 and in 183, and In each In
stance It recovered tha lost ground and
; then advanced to still greater helghta of
em-cess and prosperity.
The fiifaiiclal diaturbancea of 1107 ara
now recognised aa due to credit conditions
among several nations which were 'favor
able 10 crisis. i
These are those who blame the adminis
tration for their losses and refuse to
acknowledge the real causes which brought
shout Ihi diHtiirlted financial conditions.
They prefer to believe their troubles to bi
dua to the struagle between the nation and
certain powerful combinations, commonly
known as trusts, that have managed by
Illegal methods to drive their competitors
to tite wait-, thus destroying competition,
monopolizing trade, and eventually en
abling them tp demand discrimination
; rates from rallroada by threatening the
withdrawal of their products.
It has been the purpose of the prealdent
In make thesa combinations realise, no
mailer how powerful or prominent those
urn-luted with them may be, that the
lHa muat be obeyed by all. Aa a dis
tinguished senator said: "The efficacy of
all law Ilea In the Integrity and persistence
of its enforcement."
The republican party Is unalterably op
posed to government ownership of rail
roads, but It favors government supervis
ion, and I venture la predict thst when
that ta realised, Instead of Ita being a
disMdvantage to our railroads. It will prove
i.a great benefit. The fact that an Issue of
bonds or stocks has been authorised by
the national government will at onrs Insure
ready market for those securities In the
most conaervstlve flnsncial circles of
Kurope. which they hsv not had hereto
foie. In other words, government sanction
will prove to be aa beneficial to those se
curities as the printed guarantee, required
by the government under the pure food las,
ttaa been to our food products.
Achievements at Administration.
The postmaster general enumerated the
accompllsnmenis ui en minis
tration as follows:
Ths revision of ou Immigration lawa
with a view to excluding anarchlais and
persons of low moral tendencies.
' The giving of greater powers to the In-
Cocuru4 ea Aecond Page.)
SUMMARY OF TIJE BEE
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For. Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
For Nebraska and Iowa Fair Saturday.
at Omaha t
Railroad employes at Missouri Valley
protest against any further reduction In
freight and passenger rales. Page 1
Latter Day Saints vote down resolution
on divorce and remarriage, leaving ques
tlon where It hss been since 1XS6. Page 1
Republicans' of Massachusetts decline
to endorse Secretary Taft for the presi
dency, but give Governor Guild an en
dorsement for vice president. Page 1
Interstate Commerce commission will
soon hold hearing on negro service of
southern roads. Page 1
Bigamy charge preferred against Got
frled Peter, who is accused of marrying
young girls In Iowa. Page 1
No one appears for slate In Missouri
In the railway cases called before Jurist;
Mcpherson. Page 1
Indictments returned by the wholesale
In Arkansas by Little Rock grand Jury.
Governor Johnson of Minnesota delivers
address on battlefeld of Shllolt, at the
dedication of monument to Minnesota
veterans. Page 1
Decision of the Nebraska supreme court
declares the office of county comptroller
legally created. i Page 7
Nebraska court grants restraining order
galnst express companies and forces
them to put 25 per cent reduction in ef
fect Apr), 15. . Pag 3
Fireman Byrne loses leg In peculiar ac
cident at Belmont. Page 3
Paul Mortom president of- Equitable In
surance company, 'says, Taft will be nom
inated on first ballot. . . Page X
Largo flour mill, backed by Kansas
men. will be established In Omaha" if
suitahlo site can be secured. Page 4
California innuraneo company Sends at
torneys to Nebraska to try to Utduco au
thorities to license it. Page t
Four hundred high school students will
act aa bodyguard at unvYiling of Lincoln
statue on high school grounds. Page 4
OOMalEBCXAX. AMD IK D USTKIAXi.
Live stock markets. Page 13
Grain markets. Page 13
Stocks and bonds. Page 13
BfOVElXXXTS OP OCXAi; STXABtgHIPS.
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NKW YORK Caronls Carmanls.
NKW YOUK Teutonic
NKW YOHK KrledrUh der U. '
Ut RENSTOWN... Celtic Adriatic.
CHERnoVRQ .. .K. A. Victoria...
Brow Head Empress of Ireland, 230
miles southwest at 7:M) p. m.
MEN ACTING ON OWN ACCOUNT
I.lttlr Chance In. Mlnlnar Situation la
' Soath went Ohio Men May
' . Resume.
KANSAS C1TT. Mo., April 10-When the
Joint conference of the Southwestern
Miners and Operators committees en me to
gether today there was no change in the
atand of either. Iatc yeaterday the opera
tors voted down the proposition of the min
ers to resume work.
COLUMBUS. O.. April 10. "It Is very
probable that the 47,ooo miners who
are now idle In Ohio will resumS
work about April 16 or 16, follew
Ing the conference of the miners and op
erators at Toledo next Tuesday," declared
William' Green, state president of the min
ers today.' He added:
"It Is probable that the operators and
the miners will reach an agreement. at
Toledo, and that the old wage scale that
was 'In effect up to April 1 will be re
adopted." , ,
President Green said that the miners and
operatora have had several conferences and
that there seems to be no hesitancy on
the part of the operatora to sign the agree
"It will mean the renewal of the har
monious relation exlating between the four
states In the Sixth district that existed
since IF!, until the break came two year
ago when the joint Interstate movement
was dissolved." said Mr. Green.
All of the locals send delegates and tilers
probably will be 150 from Ohio Ht the con
ference. A total of 5" 'delegates of the
minors are expected from the four states.
NAVAL WORK BUNG RUSHED
Orders from Washington to Paah to
Completion All Vessels at
MARK ISLAND NAVV YARD. Cal.,
April 10. As a result of rush orders re
ceived here from Washington the hospital
ship Relief, commanded by Surgeon
Charles F. Stokes, is being coaled, pre
paratory to selling south on Sunday fo
rejoin the battleship fleet. The Relief
leached here on Tuesday and expected to
remain for a couple of weeks.
Order have also been received "to rush
to completion all work on the flagship
West Virginia and the cruiser Maryland, as
these vessels are to leave Mare Island
April 17 for the Bremerton yard to be
The transport Sheridan, Uxin which the
Mare Island workmen are completing a
ten months' Job, will be docked here to
morrow, preparatoty to being tuined over
to th transport authorities.
Estimates are now being made here for
work on the transport Sherman.
The collier Justin will be docked at once,
aa Ita services ar needed with th Pacific
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JOHNSON SPEARS AT SI11L0I1
Minnesota's Governor Addresses Vet
erans on Battlefield.
MONUMENT TO MEN OF HIS STATE
Talks of Constltatloa and Need af V
Holdlng It tommeats an Beeeat
Derision of fapreme t'oart
la Railroad t as.
SHILOH BATTLEFIELD. Tenn., April
10. The monument erected by the state of
Minnesota In the National park at Shlloh
to the memory of the Minnesota soldiers
who fell on thHt battlefield, was dedicated
here today. Governor Johnson and his
staff, accompanied by a psjrty of fifty
prominent men Of Minnesota, were present
and participated In the dedicatory exercises.
Ideal spring weather prevailed.
General L. F. Hubbard, chairman of the
Minnesota Monument commission, presided.
Governor Johnson spoke as follow:
While the primary object of a written
constitution Is to define governmental pow
er and to limit governmental departments
the overwhelming necessity for such In
strument is to prevent Insidious encroach
ments upon tha rights of the individual
citlxen, both from those In orflce and from
those who by rcxeon of their wealth and
power have an Influence far greater than
that possessed bv the average citizen. And
so the constitution of the United Statea
was regarded by its frsmers as an instru
ment of the most sacred import, an altera
tion of which could only be made by the,
people themselves' In whom all ultimata
power is vested, and then only after the
fullest discussion and widest publicity.
Shall we not today consecrate for the
further perpetuation of the principles of
American liberty and a constitutional form
of government, purchased at the cost of
the bhKid of patriots? In this hour when
there seems to be a disposition to depart
from the established forms, when then'
seems to be a desire upon thn part of thoo
In authority to abide In a central bureau
cracy, rather than In a representative de
mocracy. It becomes you and me to pro
test iiRHlnst any departure whatsoever
from tho government which came to us
from the constitutional convention of 17X7
and those amendments which haye been
niHde to it by spetific will of the people.
Our duty is to recognize the majesty of
the law when enacted by the legislature, to
abide by and with the honest execution and
administration of tha laws when so en
acted and to respect, even though wrong,
the opinions of the courts of the land,
because when respect for these Institutions
is gone, then the very framework of our
government is bound to crumble and de
cay. But, having thus- given our acqui
escence to tho voice of authority, if In the
opinion of the people the action taken- Is
one which should not be exercised by that
particular department, it is our inalienable
right to so further limit Its power as to
prevent the recurrence of the error.
Verv recently there has come from the
highest Judicial tribunal In the land a de
cision of vital interest and concern to the
American people, because It has estab
lished a principle, as stated by one mem
ber of the court, which would work a
radical change In our governmental system
and would Inaugurate a new era In the
American Judicial system and In the rela
tions of the national and state govern
ments. It would enable the subordinate
federal courts to supervise and control the
official action of the states as though
there were dependencies or provinces, it
would place tho states of tho union In a
condition of Inferiority never dreamed of
when the constitution was adopted or when
tho eleventh amendment whs mado a part
of the supreme law of the land. If this
Is the result of this decision. It Is, to my
mind, one of the unhappy incidents In the
history of our republic, because thn very
theory of our government. Is based upon
the right of the states to control abso
lutely their own domestic affairs.
If. then, our wholo system of govern
ment is changed, have we not only re
tarded the progress of the republic, hut
have we not gone back a century toward a
centralized form of government which Is
not to the advantage of the people? What
this government needs Is not more power.
What It needs today is to so distribute tho
privileges under tho government that all
citizens will have equal opporunliy. Amer
ica has been called the- land of opportunity.
But American opportunity should not mean
a granting of special privileges to anv
class, but should afford all alike the means
for culture, education prosperity and con
tentment. C. C. Andrews of Bt. Taul, secretary of
the commission, Hlso delivered an address.
Tho party will start on tho retuVn Jour
ney this afternoon.
NEGRO SERVICE HEARING' SET
Interstate t'ommeree Commission Will
Take Testimony on Complaint
of Colored Bishops.
WASHINGTON. April 10,-The Interstate
Commerce commission expects soon to hold
a hearing In a case of great Interest In
connection with the letter sent by President
Roosevelt to the Department of Justice In
regard to enforcing the laws requiring
equal accommodations for negro and white
passengers. The case is that of five bish
ops of the African Method lt Blpiscopal
church ' against four large railroads
of the south and the Pullman company.
Inferior accommodations for passengers of
the African race, tha refusal of sleeping
car and dining car facilities and other al
leged discriminations constitute the grounds
for the complaint
The complaint, while aimed at all the
railroads operating In tjjio south, la made
directly against the Seaboard Air Line rail
way,' the Richmond, Fredericksburg &
Potomac Railway company, the Southern
Railway company, the Central of Georgia
Railway company and the Pullman com
pany, all of which practically have denied
the charges contained In the complaint
made by Bishops Wesley M. Gaines and
If. M. Turner of Atlanta, Evans Tyree of
Nashville, C. B. Smith of Detroit and E.
II. Lampton of Washington, D. C. A pe
tition from the general, conference of tht
African Methodist Episcopal church ac
companies the complaint.
GRAND JURY MAKES REP0R1
Trne Bills Are Retnrned at "Ions
Falls, . D., Aaalast
SIOUX F4.LI.fl, 8. D.. Arrll 11. (Special.)
The United Btatea grand Jury, which con
vened In Bloux Fall Tuesday afternoon,
ha mad It first report, returning , a
number of Indictment and "no bill." W.
F. Hanley of Custer, wa appointed fore
man of the Jury by Judge Carland.
Indictment were returned Jn the follow
Thoinss Janice, theft of cattle belonging
to John Craxy Dcg, on the Pine Ridge In
Maurice Brush Horns, a Sioux Indian,
assault with Intent to kill W. P. Squires,
a government employe on the Standing
Hock reservation, where Brush Tom be
Thomas Rainbow and Robert Medicine
Horn. Indians belonging at the Yaunkton
agency. Introducing liquor Into the Yank
ton reservation in violation of the federal
Kdward IJvermont introducing ' liquor
Into the Pine Rtdge reservation.
Charles Thunder Horse and Abraham
Four Generations. Indians, introducing
liquor Into the Ysnkton reservation.
8am Ell. an Indian, Introducing liquor
Into the Yankton reservation.
Joe Groullx. a resident of Marshall
county, carrying on tha business of a re
tall liquor dealer without having paid the
necesasrv special tax. with Intent to de-
-4 ah. ---id
NO ACTION v0 DIVORCE
l-atter Da r . W'ttfrt Matter Jast
Wh i ..vuV- lnco
rll of Chl-
, Ing hour
' Sere the
. .ofs Is In session.
, ,) 3. A. Tanner of St.
At. 2 o'clock the large auditorium of the
church was once more crowded to Its ca
pacity by members and delegates to the
conference, and visiting saints and friends
who were anxious to hear the debate on
the subject of divorce and remarriage,
which occupied the et.liro session ycaUtday
afternoon and which consumed aguin the
entire business session.
A time limit had teen placed upon the
speeches limiting each speaker to twenty
minutes and today In several instances the
falling of the gavel of the chairman took
earnest speakers off their feet. During the
session aiiu until nearly 6 o'clock the de
bate continued and was finally stopped
only by tho passing of tho previous ques
tion, which passed by the necessary two
In the vote which followed the motion to
refer this matter to the first presidency It
was loat, as was the substitute which had
been offered for the motion to adout the
resolutions from the quorum of the twelve,
and an amendment to it, and finally tho
motion to adopt the resolutions themselves
was denied, leaving the matter exactly
where It has stood since 1MW, when the con
ference had previously spoken on this
Tho defeat of the resolutions from the
quorum of twelve today means that while
the church recognised, but one law which
has divine sanction as 'being Justiflablp for
divorce, yet the ministers of the church
themselves ara left free to Uetcrnilno
whether or not divorced persons may be
remarried by them.
During yesterday's and today's sessions,
while this matter has "been under debate,
tho chair was occupied by First Counselor
F. M. Smith, son of President Joseph Smith,
and today President Joseph Smith himself
participated in the debate from a seat on
the floor, rising from his place to get the
recognition of the clmir, anil being under
the necessity of arising twice before lie
received proper recognition.
Tonight the speaker to the large con
course of saints was Prof. Charles B.
Woodstock of I-amonl, la., who is the head
of the industrial department of Graceland
college, the department In which manual
training and industries are taught and In
which students In the college can, by
working for the school itself, pay their
way through the school and acquire an
education with practically no capital to
Prof. Woodstock came to Graceland col
lege from Kenosha Manual Training
school of Chicago and Is an expert In his
line. He lias organized this department
at Graceland college, and this school en
Joy the distinction of being the first Iowa
college to Institute the self-help, Idea for
the benefit of Its students. Prof. Wood
stock Is .an enthusiast In his Imei and lias
traveled e.'er the United States vlst'in.f
the various schools of this class, recently
paying a visit to Tuskegee, Ala. Ho is a
simple-mannered, plain-spoken little man,
but his simple, earnest way of telling hl3
audience what Industrial training stands
for and what they are doing In their school
captivates his audience from thn start. The
experiences he has with earnest young
men and women working their way through
school. In relating thorn strikes a sympa
thetic chord in the hearts of all who are
Interested In the development of humanity.
He was assisted in the services by F. B.
Blair of Lamonl, la., who Is secretary of
the Board of Graceland College Trustees
and manuger of the Herald publishing
house. He Is an enthusiastic devotee of
the collegend Is perhups aa universally
liked among the students of the school as
any man connected with It.
NO ONE APPEARS 'FOR STATE
JndsTe McPherson Overrnlea Be
rn a rrr rs of Minsanrl and Rail
road Cases Are Set. (
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aprl'l M.-Judge
Bmith McPherson of the federal court was
to hear arguments today on the demur
rers filed by the state of Missouri In the
two-cent rate cases, but no one appeared
to represent the state. The demurrers were
then overruled In accordance with a recent
opinion Iv Judge McPherson In which he
reserved jurisdiction in the vases. The
state was given until the first Monday In
May to file answers.
Sometime ago eighteen railroads In Mis
souri obtslned injunction In the federal
court preventing the state from enforc
ing the maximum freight rate law passed
by the last state legislature. , They assert
jjiat the new rate are confiscatory. All
of these suit are to be heard by a special
BIGAMY CHARGE PREFERRED
Gotfrled Peter ' Arrested at Yankton
and Taken to Onawa, Ia.t
TAS'KTON, B. D., April 10. (Special Tele
gram.) Gotfreld Peter, alias Gotfrled Wut
rlck, aged 40 years, was arrested here on a
bigamy chajge and has returned to Onawa,
la., for trial In charge, of Sheriff Edward
Rowlings of that place. He came here a
week ago with his bride, who waa Eva
Conkllng, aged 15 years, of Mapleton, la.
He has a baby oy here. The sheriff said
Peter has married several young girls of
14 to 16 years of sge In Iowa and then
deserted them. He was employed her
on Mayor Thorns Reedy' fsrm near town.
FIREMAN BYRNE LOSES LIMB
Pernllar Aeeldent Happens to Berl
in a ton Kmploye While at
Work on Engine.
BELMONT.Neb.. April 10 (Special Tele
gram.) D. T. Byrne, a Burlington fireman
on a westbound I passenger train, fell from
his engine In the tunnel here last night
and had hla leg so badly crushed that It
wss later amputated below the knee. The
accident wa caused by gas blowing the
fire box door open. In stepping back to
escape the flames and heat, Byrns fell
from the gangway of the engine. Byrne I
married and has a small family.
Kaiser Arrives at Corf a.
CORFU. Island of Corfu. April 10. The
German Imperial yacht Hohensollern, oar
rylng Emperor William and the empress,
Prince August Vllhelm, Princess Louis
and the suites and retinues of their majes
ties, arrived herb today from Venfca and
wa saluted by tho fortress and tb
Urutao ahios of wax . la tb harbor.'
PAUL MORTON SAYS TAFT
Predicts Nomination on First Ballot
and Election of Secretary.
SAFE LEADER FOR THE NATION
Three gona of the l.ate J. Sterling
Morton Come' to ' Omaha to
Hold Family Ke
aaloa. Paul Morten, president of the Equitable
Llfo Assurance sWiety and former sec
retary of the navy and vice president of
the Santa Fe Railroad, spent Friday In
Omaha, discussed Insurance, political and
commercial questions with his friends,
said ho was proud to be one of Senator
La Follette'a "One Hundred" who control
the commercial destinies of the country;
that Taft would be nominated and elected
president and that the insurance business
had passed from an era of Investigation
Into one of appreciation.
Mr. Morton arrived In Omaha at 7:35
Friday morning, and soon after break
fast went to tho office of H. D. Neely,
manager of the Equitable society for Ne
braska, whtre he spent the morning look
ing over the business affairs of tho office
and conferring with the company's repre
sentatives. Doubts Rlaht to Plaee.
'"How did you get Into list of 1W kings
who control i.ie commerce of the country,
according to Senator La Follette and how
do you like being there?" Mr. Morton was
"Well, candidly, I don't believe I be
long there, but I see I have been placed
among them by Senator La Follette," re
plied Mr. Morton with a laugh. "A I
understnd It the list Is of 100 men who
control the commercial destinies of the
country. Th senator from Wisconsin does
me great honor In associating me with
that particular crowd.
"But I would much rather be known as
ono of the captains of Industry, who are
trying to uplift and advance the country's
welfare and promote Its commerce, than
I would to be known as a major general
of politics, leading a force calculated to
dwarf the business Interests of the nation.
"It Is better to be a booster than a
Taft a Sore Winner.
Asked about tho national political situ
ation. Mr. Morton said without hesitancy:
"I think William H. Taft will be nomi
nated on tho first ballot and elected In
November. He is a big, broad shouldered,
well informed, all-around statesman of
vast experience and the country will be
absolutely safe under his administration."
The panic vindicated the great life In
surance companies according to Mr. Mor
ton, who said In reply to the question as
to what forms of Investment Insurance
money was seeking:
"The Intention of the Equitable Life so
ciety Is to Invest Its funds where It gets
Its business. All we have for Investment
Is our reserves.
"Our reserve on outstanding Insurance
amount to about $20,000,(mo In Nebraska,
while out total Investments In this state
approximate over JK,0O0,0OJ. These invest
ments sri moftly In rail ermd -bonrH, al
though we have some real estate mort
gages and some policy loans.
"I know of no better way a great finan
cial Institution can more generally serve
its constituency and a community than by
supplying money to afford adequate trans
portation facilities, aa It ia absolutely neces
sary to have distribution In order to stimu
Belona- to Policyholder.
"The big life Insurance companies are
owned Tjy tho policyholders and the rail
road securities held by them belong to the
policyholders. The Equitable society alone
holds about $2no.O00,0n() in American railroad
aecuritles. I Imagine the New York Life
and Mutual own as much again or together
$t)0O,0OO,O0O or $700,000,000. These bonds be
long to the people, so do the railroad se
curities held hy the savings hanks, trust
companies and. other similar Institutions,
and It Is well to remember In dealing ad
versely with the carriers of the country
that It ia the common people who have to
foot the bills.
"The life Insurance business is Improv
ing; the buainess Is 60 per cent better than
last year. We have passed out of an era
of Investigation into one of appreciation.
The panic emphasized the fact, that life
Insurance la a necessity, not a luxury.
"The very fact that our society alono wa
able to lend Us policyholders more than
11,000,0(4) per week during the three months
following tho financial flurry in the court
try with no other collateral than their
policy contracts; that these loans were
made at a low rate of Interest and very
promptly at a time when It was Impossible
to get money elsewhere, made a moat favor
able impression on the country."
For several weeks Mr. Morton has been
touring the Pacific coast country and ex
pressed himself as having the very belt
kind of a time and finding everything tn
good condition In the west. He will leave
Omaha early Saturday morning.
SEELY GIVES PRIVATE! DIX5ER
Nebraska General A sent of Eqaltable
Entertains at Home.
A large private dinner wa tendered the
officer of the Equitable I Ate Assurance
society at the Hotel Rome Friday noon by
H. D. Neely. general agent for Nebraska,
who entertained seventy-seven guests, In
cluding business and professional men of
Omaha, agents of the company and others.
The dinner wa held In the banquet room,
Paul Morton, president of the company,
being the special guest of honor. Mark
Morton, the salt king, and Joy Morton of
Chicago, who are In Omaha to attend the
"Morton reunion" dinner to be given by
General Manderson, were also present.
After th luncheon the agent of th com
pany held a meeting, which wss attended
by President Morton and Vice President
George T. Wilson.
Those who were Invited were:
Governor Sheldon F. B. Johnson
Joy Morton Charles T. Kountxe
Mark Morton George W. Holdrege
Paul Morton K W. Wakely
George T, Wilson James O. Phlllippl
Dr. F. C. Wells, J. K. MrGrew
New York Robert W. Patrick
Hnry K. RosenfeU C. C. Wright
A. I Mohler Howard Baldridg
C. F. Manderson W. K. Covey
A. B. Smith F. I Haller
Fred Davl C. A. Plcken
R. W. Patrick E. V. Lewi
Judge McHugh Henry W. fates v
J. IL Millard E. K. Bruce
Charles Met Arthur D. Rrandel
Luther Drake Arthur B. Gulou
Arthur '. Smith Fred McConnell
Rome Mlllsr George Thumsnrll
W. M. Glass John L. Webster
Colonel Weller Z. T. Lindsay
O. R. Allen Judge Munger
doners I Cowln R. 8. Hall
Fred Met T. J Rogers
Henry T. Clark O. B. Whitmor
E. H. Bprsgu L. D. Wilkes
E. A. Cur) aliy Sam N. Wolbacn
J. H. Cudahy H. P. Neely
(Continued aa Second Page.)
WAHOO MAN GETS THE PLACE
James A. Iloagett Earned aa Chief at
PWbllo Printing; Rnreaa tn
WASHINGTON. April 10.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) James A. Hoggett of Wahoo, Neb.,
will be made director of the Bureau of
Printing at Manila to succeed John 8.
Leech, appointed to be head of government
printing office at Washington. The con
firmation of the selection of Hoggett was
contained In advice received by General
Clarence R. Edards, chief of the Bureau of
Insular affairs at the War department to
day In a cablegram from Manila.
Ths delegations from the Standing Rork
and Cheyenne river reservations In South
Dakota had a "po'w wow" with Indian
Commissioner Lcupp this afternoon. With
the Indiana were Senator Gamble, Major
Mclaughlin. Major Belden, agent of
Standing Rock tribe and School Superin
tendent Rastall In charge of the Cheyenne
river Indians. The conference lasted some
what over an hour, during which the In.
dlans presented their wishes regarding
several measures now pending looking
to the opening of their respective reserva
tions. The delegation from the Cheyenne river
Sioux made a strong appeal for n per
capita distribution of any aid all funds
now to their credit In the United States
treasury. They contend that their tribe
has now reached a stage In their advance
ment when they are Individually thoroughly
competent to handle their own affairs.
F. V. Painter and George S. Wemplo of
Omaha, and G. D. Paine of Chariton. R. O.
Masteller of West Liberty, and James N.
Havelock of Storm Lake. Ia., have been
appolntetd railway mall clerks.
On the recommendation of Congressman
Hall, Dr. George Edward has been ap
pointed pension examiner at Brookings,
Boards of officers as hereinafter con
stituted are appointed to meet May 4 at
places designated to conduct the pre
liminary examination of applicant for
appointment In the medical department of
the army: At Fort Crook, Captain James
W.-Van Dusen, assistant surgeon; at Fort
Dos Moines, Captain Thomas S. Bratton,
assitant urgeon, and First Lieutenant Jo
seph F. Slier, assistant surgeon,-
Potmastera appointed: Nebraska
Dukcvllle, Knox county, Carl H. Dlex, vice
W. Diez, deceased. Iowa Sllfer, Web
ster county, George P. Chase, vice M.. O.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska
Kearney, route 4. Clarence 6. Wells, car
rier; Simon M. Crusinberry, substitute.
South Dakota Emery, route 1, Charles P.
Kearney, carrier; B. E. Jansscn, substi
tute. A postofflce has been established at
Hayti. Hamlin county, South Dakota,
with Daniel H. Sour as postmaster.
PROTEST ON RATE REDUCTION
Itallrond Employes at Missouri Valley
Pass Resolutions on the
MISSOURI VALLEY. Ia.. April 10.-(Spe-clal
Telegram.) At a mass meeting held
here this evening at the call of the heads
of art the railroad lsbp.-orgt.nixations and
attended by about 300, employes of the rail
road shops, a committee was appointed to
protest against further reductions In the
freight, and passenger . rates, which It is
believed would. bo detrimental to the beet
Interests of all . railroad employes, and tho
following resolutions were adopted:
Whereas, By recent national and state
laws tho earnings of the railroads of. the
country have been materially reduced,
thereby necessitating the practice of rigid
economy knd retrenchment on tho part of
the rtllroa,d managements, which affects
not only tho interests of the railroad cor
porations themselves, but the vast army of
Whereas, ll has come to our notice
through the press that thn railroad com
missioners of the state of Nebraska have
Invited shippers and others to present to
them any reasons thut exist for further
changes In passenger antftf relght rates, and
Whereas, It Is our 1 ellef that any further
decrease in the earnings of the railroads of
Nebraska, by one of which railroads we
are employed, would In turn make It neces
sary for said railroads to make reductions
materially affecting our interests; therefore
'Resolved, That we, both as railroad em
ployes and es citixens, protest against any
further reductions In the freight and pas
senger rates, which we believe would be
detrimental hi our Interests.
Resolved. That a committee of five, of
which tho chairman shall be one, be ap
pointed by the chair to present these reso
lutions to the management of the Chicago
Northwestern railway and to offer their
services in any practical way which would
have a tendency to prevent any action on
the part of the State Railroad commission
of Nebraska or any other action tending to
further reduce the revenues of the railroads.
MONEY FOR WIFE'S MURDER
Missouri Man Nbonn to Have Had
Motive for Crime Charged
1 Against Him.
RICHMOND, Ho., April 10. The crowd
that attended the trial today of Thomas
f McGonnlgle and f Mr. Lene Burnett, ac
cused of the murder of Mrs. Margaret Mc
Gonnlgle,, crowded the court room In the
old iRay county court house so tightly that
it caused the wall to tremble and the floor
to sway. The room was ordered cleared
before the trial could proceed.
Thomas Bailey, :i years old, son of a
farmer, said that In 1907 Thomas McGon
nlgle offered him 1100 If he would kill Mr.
McGonnlgle. Bailey said he refused to do
so and that McGonnlgle then threatened
to kill him if ho revealed what he bad
Bailey said that Tom McGonnlgle told
him that Mrs. McGonnlgle should never
have a child; that he would kill her first.
The explanation of tills is that there 1 an
estate Involved and another child would
cause a further division of It. Had Mrs.
McGonnlgle lived she would have become
The murder took place in February last.
There la talk here today of lynching.
AMERICAN CAR AT VALDEZ
Whole Population Welcomes Racer
Uncertain Whether to lrd
Machine from Keystone.
SEATTLE. Wash., April 10.-A dispatch
to tha Post-Intelligencer from Valdes,
Alaska, says the American automobile ar
rived last night on the steamship Banta
Clara and wa welcomed at th wharf by
-the entire population with a brass band.
There will be a public reception tonight
and a banquet tomorrow. Tho automobile
will run twenty miles through Keystone
canyon, then, owning to the narrow trail,
will be sledded to Teikhill. From there to
Fairbanks the trail has been broken with
double aleds and the automobllo will easily
run under Its own power to Fsltbanks.
Bchuester th driver. Is as yet uncertain
whether he will be allowed to sled his ma
chine from Keystone to Teikhill under the
conditions of th race.
NAVAL BILL IN HOUSE
Dove of Peace Hoven Over Chamber
and Good Progress is Made.
FOSS EXPLAINS THE MEASURE
He Contends that Pay of Officers and
Men Should Be Raised.
PADGETT DEFENDS COMMITTEE
Bill is Drawn Along Conservative
Lines Despite Jingo Clamor.
WAR TALK FROM LOUISIANA
Mr. Favrot fays Hostilities Are
Mkely at Any Time nnd the
' Katlon Should lie Well
WASHINGTON, April 10-The dove of
peace hovered over the house today. In
stead of Interminable roll calls and clashes
of pat-'y leaders on questions of parlia
mentary rules there waa an orderly session
devoted almost entirely to th consldralion
of th naval appropriation bill. Both Chair
man Foss of Illinois and Mr. Padgett of
Tennessee of the committee on naval af
fairs made exhaustive speeches Justify- ,
Ing the action of the committee In report. '
Ing what they characterized aa a conserva
tive naval program for the next fiscal year.
Consideration of the naval bill had not
been concluded when the house, at 'S
o'clock, recessed until 11 :." tomorrow.
Foam Kxplalna Bill.
Chairman Foss of the committee on naval
affairs explained the details of the bill
the main feautreg of which have been pub.
Mr. Foss corrected the committee report
embodying tho naval probram of England.
Instead of estimating' for two battleships,
four armored cruisers, one largo ocean go
ing destroyer and some ocean going do- '
stroyers, England had provided, he said,
for one battleship, one large armored
cruiser, one largo rmored wa EATOOII
cruiser, eight fast protected cruisers and
sixteen torpedo boat destroyers,
In the opinion of Mr. Foss, based on In
formation from tho navy department, thero
were today In the service a belter class of
men than ever before. Desertions, he said,
were growing fewer every year. -As regards
aliens In the service, he said the number
was decreasing each year.
Tho markmanshlp of the men, Mr. Foss
declared, had constantly Improved, and re
ferring to the recent target practice of tho
Atlantic fleet, at Magdalena Ray, he said
that if ho were to divulge the confidential
reports the records would be shown to be.
better than those of any navy In the world. '
Mr. Foss dwelt at length upon the subject
of the 'pay of the officers and men and
said It should bo Increased.
Billion and n Quarter.
The new iy. which dates from t'i
Spanish war. he said, had cost to, date
S1.2I4.I.O"0. of which fcr,0rti0no had gon.
Into-ships, whllo the balance had gono
to the maintenance of the nsval establish
menf. Mr. Foss referring to the recent congres
sional hearings regarding rrlllclsm of
American battleship construction declared
that the conclusion had b-en reached thst
American warships had been honestly and
properly- constructed and compared favor
ably with vessels of foreign powers. lie
paid a flattering tribute to Rear Admiral
Converse, and characterised him as "our
greatest living naval authority "
Padarett Defends Committee.
Defending the naval committee against
criticisms which he said had been hen rnd
upon It because It had not authorised
a larger naval program. Mr. Padgett, of
Tennessee, declared the committee had
taken a stand against extravagance. Hi
believed the committee's act had been con
servative. He could not, ho said, sub
scribe to the principle that because the
country was rich Its wealth should be ex
pended simply for the sake of keeping men
employed. That was a doctrine of pa
ternalism which he did not bellevo rongrest
waa prepared to adopt. He charged th
newspaper with having been Industrious
In endeavoring to mould public sentiment
to get behind the committer and the coun
try to urge us beyond conservative
Coming to the question of a possible
war with Japan, Mr. Padgett declared thai
It would soon become fraxxled and th
agitators would switch off to something (
War Talk from Louisiana.
Economy In naval construction was vigor,
ously opposed by Mr. Favrv i of Louisiana.
The United States, he declared, had obliga
tions In various parts of the world whlok
it could not renudlate. War waa 1tk1v tM
be forced on the United State at any tli.ie V
and the naval strength of the country
should be sufficient to guarantee th full
Mr. Bartholdt of Missouri opposed any
enlargement of the naval program H be
lieved In the paceful adjudication by arbi
tration of all questions of dispute, he Said.
The administration program for four
batcteshlps was supported by Mr. McKKln
Icy of California. He called attention to
tho strsdy expansion of American trade
Iteyond the Pacific roast and said a strong
navy was needed to give protection to
Americana abroad and to American ship
per of goods In American bottoms. HI
collesgue, Mr. Knowland, cxprcssrdilmllar
The bill waa still ' under consideration
when the house at 6 o'clock took a recess
ROBBERS CLEAN OUT SAFE
Milwaukee Road's'nepnt at R ray mar.
Mo., Entered nnd Agent
CHILLK'OTHE. April 10. Robber
at n early hour thi morning entered the
Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul depot at
Braymer, Mo., near here, gagged and
bound George Doll, the "night telegraph
operator and rifled thn company's safe.
The men a--cured aliout t, making good
their escape. A posa has lecn formed and
Is searching the ncaiiiy cuantry for th.
Ten Miner Lose I.Ives.
BATH. Eng., April 10.-T. n miners h'ir
their lives In the Ntuton Hill colliery It
Somersetshire todsy, us a iisult of at
explosion of coal gasN The first rescu
partita to go down were overcome by tli
fumes In tho mine "and were saved onl
with the greatest difficulty. Soma ? then,
are In a precarious condition.
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