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    The Omaha Daily
President S?nds Special Message to
' Congress on Naval Main.
Executive Advances Reason! for In
' thtinr on Original Program.
Low Standing of Nation Attributed
. to Military Weakness.
Depends Vpuu
Marhlnri nil
Hence of Fla
Hone of Gcd
.' rrnl .Arbitration
filsappea red,
WASHINGTON, April 14. Compressed
lr-M what would he not more than a ,ten
ni!rnt speech on the floor of congress,
I'-p.i'iit UnosevHt today urged that body
In a "(! mesia.j to provide for the
tor.airu-M -i -it four battleship ..of the
largest nnj niort approved type, at onre.
Th argument of the president to Im
press his Insistence on naval program
wera few. but calculated to be effective.
China was held up at an example of the
"peace at any price" doctrine, and Great
Britain, having tho naval policy to he
Tha result of the last Hague conference
mad H plain that the nations would not
for some time, if ever, agree on a plan of
limitation of naval armament. ' Arbitration,
the prealdent hold, cannot be relied upon
as an effective remedy, though it should
be utilised to Its fullest extent.
Disclaiming any Intention on the part of
the United States ever to engage in a war
of conquest, the president made It plain
that this country could 1,1 afford to relax
into a place where ir.sult would have to be
born In silence.
tutted States Most Keep la Line.
The preside it said:
"To the Senate and House of Representa
tives: Let me again urge upon congress
the need of providing for four battleships
of tha best and most advanced type at this
session. Trior to tha recent Hague con
ference It bad been my hope that an agree
ment could be reached between the differ
ent nations to limit the Increase of naval
armaments, and especially to limit the else
of .warships. Under these circumstances I
felt that the construction of one battleship
yeas would keep our navy up to Us then
positive and relative strength. But actual
i-pcrlcnce showed not merely that it wii
impossible to obtain such an agreement
for the limitation of armaments among the
various leading powers, but that there Wki
" no 'likelihood whatover of obtaining It In
tha future within any reasonable time.
"Colncldentally with this discovery oc
curred a radical change In the building of
battleships among- tha great military na
tions a change In which It was apparent
modern battleships have been or are being
cOnstructe "' !. aud armament which
doubles, ' or ' mo'ie " proliably triples their
effectiveness: Every other great naval na
. tion has, or Is building a number of ships
of this kind; we have provided for but two,
and therefor the balance of power is now
inclining against us. Under these condi
tions, to provide for but one or two battle
ships a year Is to provide that this nation,
Instead of advancing, shall go. fcackards in
naval rank and relative powofmmong the
great nations. 8uch a course, would be un
wlso for us If we fronted merely on one
ocean, and !t Is doubly unwise for us It
we front on two oceans.
peaks as .Naval Commander.
As chief executive of the nation, and as
nmmander-ln-chlet of the navy. Is Imposed
upon m the solemn responsibility of ad
mitting the congress of tha measures vitally
necessary to secure the pea and welfare
f the republic In the event of International
tompllqatlon Which are even remotely
possible. Having; In view this solemn res
ponsibility, I earnestly advise that the con
gress now provide four battleships of the
roost .advanced type. I cannot too emphat
ically say that this Is a measure of peace
, and not war. I can conceive of no circum
stance tinder Which this republic! would
enter Into an aggressive warfare; most cer
tainly, under no circumstances would It
enter into an aggressive war to. extend Its
territory or In aw other manner seek ma
terial aggrandisement. I advocate that the
United Stales build a navy commensurate
with its powers and Us needs, because I
feel that such a navy will be the surest
guaranty and safeguard of peace.
"We are not a military nation. Our army
Is so air ail as to present an almost absurd
cor.Uasl to our site. It ts properly treated
us little more than a nucleus for organiza
tion in case of serious war. Yet we are a
rich nation and undefended wealth Invites
ggiession. The very liberty of Individual
in-eiii and action, which we prise and
liuard, renders It possible that at times ur
cxpettrd causes of friction - with foreign
powers may suddenly develop. At this
moment we are negotiating arbitration
treat lea wltU all the other powers that are
willing to enter them. These arbitration
treaties are not only 'for the hope of err
ing wrong doing by others against us, but
also as proof that we have no intention
of diing wrong ourselves.
Forbearance of Other rawer.
"Vet It is idle to assume, and from tha
standpoint of national interest and honor
it is mlscheviou folly for any siatemun to
assume that this world has yet reached
the Stage, or has come within metmurabU
distance of the stage, when a proud nation,
Jealous of Its honor and conscious of its
great mission In the world, can be content
to rely for peace upon the forbearance of
oilier powers.
"U would bi equally fcollsh to reply
upon each of possessing at all times
and under a!l circumstances and pro
vocations an altrulKtic regard for the
rithls of other. Tlioite who hold ttiis
lw aie blind Indeed to all that has
gone on before their eyes in. the world
at large. They - are blind to w hat lias
happened in China. In Turkey, in the possessions, lit Central and South
Africa, during the last dosen years. Fur
centuries China ha cultivated the very
spirit which our own peace at any prii
men wish this ejuotry to adopt. For
centuries China ha refused to proud.,
military force and ha treated the carter
of the soldier as Inferior In honor and re
gard to tha career of the merchant or
of the man of letter. There never na
been so large an empire which for so long
a tim ha o resolutely proceeded on the
theory of doing away with what la called
"Whether tb result hss been happy la
ICouUaued. aa Second
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Temporal equality a troublesome ques
tion at the annual conference of the Lat
ter Day Saints and causes much debate.
Pa- I
Interstate Commerce commission grants
Lincoln' request for Omaha rates on
lumber and several other articles, but
denies it as to coal, cement and brick.
Fa; i
Now York democrats after brief sesnlon
adjourn until Wednesday without decid
ing any of the Important questions pend
ing, yag 1
President Roosevelt sends a special
message to congress. In which he sayB
there is need of four new battleships if
the nation would maintain Its supremacy.
Fag 1
Pay of men and women in the civil
service Is shown with other statistic
concerning their employment In a bul
letin of the census bureau. Pag a
Disbarment of Attorney Canavan may
be the cost for his action in a Chicago
inheritance case. Pag 1
, Plate troops are In control of the situ
ation at Pensacola, Fla. Pag 1
American fleet Is sighted at Kan Diego
and anchors with a royal wcicome.
Pag- 1
Former Senator Thurston says on wit
ness stand that he did not Instigate the
investigation of the Electric Boat com
pany as attorney for its competitor.
Pag i
Former Comptroller Charles G. Dawes
favors the Aldrich hill at Washington bo
fore the house committee. Fag; 1
May 7 fixed a date for the Standard
Oil hearing on the legality of the big
rine. ag 1
French and Italian car shipped from
Seattle for the orient Faff a
FOKxiair. .
Kaiser WUhelm proposes a toast to the'
success of the peace of the world. Fag
. ; atXBRAaXjL.
Inquest Is held over the body of Lillle
Olaon at .Rosalie. Pag- 3
Owing to a defect in' the license peti
tions Hastings saloons all close and will
remain closed until new petition can be
prepared. Fage 3
Coroner holds an inquest on the body of
Lillle Olaon of Rosalie and finds child
died from exposure. Pag 3
Northwestern road in It return to the
State Board of Asessment fixes the value
of its bridges, stations, etc, at more than
three times that of last year. Pag 3
Former Mayor Hoctor and old city coun
cil of South Omaha give up threatened
contest and turn keys over to new offi
cials. ara 1
Berverla Colombo, charged with murder
of Joseph Florerfta, puts up uni iue plea
he fired second and fatal shot to put
Florenxa out of pain, first shot being ac
cidental. pag 3
Lincoln statue unveiled at high school
before large crowd of student, veteran
and citizens. Far S
Union Stock Yards company secures
)40,000 worth of land, but officers refuse
to say what It Is to be used for. Fag
Evidence Governor Johnson is spending
money on his campaign la disclosed in
contracts for editorial space with West
ern Newspaper Union Pag 6
One hundred members .of Commercial
club take first Know-Omaha-Flrst excur
sion vlultlng M. E. Smith & Co. and U. S.
Supply company buildings. Fag B
Live stock markets. . Fag 7
Grain markets. Pag 7
Stocks and bonds. Pag 7
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llaiuoriat Rrtarns from Bermadas
Marina Deep Water Channel
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NEW YORK. April H.-That he hud
Joined Hie ranks of the antl-noUe society
and that he did not believe a fourteen
foot channel down thr Mississippi river
could he sueccsctuily dredsed, wore the
two things Sumuel L. Cl-n en (Mark
Twsln) had to tell reporters on his return
from a lni! vacation In Bermuda.
"Mr. Twain, what do you think of the
scheme to Improve pur Interior waterways
by dre elng a fourteen-foot channel down
the " J ilssippi river?" asked une.
"I nave no sentimental interest In such a
project, r.r.d I huye too many r.alltiei to
.leal with to be clianlng a w ill-o'-thc-wlsp.
When the Aluiluhty built this earth he
knew very well that a fourteen-foot chan
nel from Chicago to the gulf would have
been a very excellent and much n'eded
thing, but he also knew that It would tax
even his resources. Jf there were fourteen
Panka of England behind th scheme, and
fourteen more behind them, there would
not be enough available money to finance
the scheme.
"I know the Misslvsippi valley and lis
ooxy soil too well. The dinning of tha
channel would be but the beginning. A
thoukand dieJtes could not keep It clear."
Commission Grants Omaha Rates on
Lumber and Some Other Articles.
Conference at Washington In Mar to
Urge Congress to Take Action la
Regnrd to Drainage of
Swamp Lands.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. April 14. (Special Tele
gram.) The Interstate Commerce commis
sion today made public Us de
cision in the petition of the Lin
coln Commercial club against the Chi
cago. Rock Inland & Pacific and other
railroads doing business with Lincoln, in
the main sustaining the contentions of the
club. It was asserted by Lincoln Commer
cial club at the hearing before the Inter
state Commerce commission last month
that the defendant companies exact h(gher
rates on coal, cement, paving brick, glass
and glassware, sugar, rice,' egg case fillers,
etc., to Lincoln than to Omaha, from the
same point bf origin In Kansas and terri
tory south and west of the Mississippi
river for substantially the same distances.
The Interstate Commerce commission holds
that the rate upon coal may properly be
15 cents per ton higher to Lincoln and upon
paving brick and cement 1H centa per
hundred pounds higher than to Omaha
That with respect to lumber, glassware,
etc., rates from said points of origin to
Lincoln should not exceed those to Omaha.
From this opinion It will therefore be
seen that Lincoln wins a half-way victory.
It Is the opinion of the commission that
while considerable more business moves
over the line to Omaha than over that to
Lincoln, It is not satisfied that there Is
any material difference In expense. It Is
the Judgment of the commission, taking
everything' into account, that the cost of
handling traffic from Kansas City to
Omaha and Lincoln is practically the same,
and that the .difference In expense does
not Justify the maintenance of a higher
rate to Lincoln than to Omaha.
Coal Rate Not Equalised.
Upon the question of coal, wherein Lin
coln sought the same rate as given Omaha,
and which the commission flatly refuses to
authorize. Commissioner Prouty, who ren
dered the opinion, finds that "Omaha is
much nearer the great coal fields than
Lincoln," which he concludes "give the
Gate City a natural advantage in the pur
chase of Us coal supply which defendant
companies may properly recognize in tha
naming of their rate. To require them un
der the conditions disclosed to establish
the same rate on coal from the Kansas
mines to Lincoln and to Omaha would be
to take away from Omaha this natural ad
vantage and to equalize natural condition
which are adverse to Lincoln."
Upon the question of cement, which was
originally obtained both at Omaha and
IJncoln from the east, the rate to Lincoln
was 3 centa per 100 pounds higher than to
Omaha. In the progress of time the
source of supply changed and today the
cement used at Lincoln comes mainly
from Hannibal, fio., and Iola. and other
cement .producing- pint In th gas belt
Of Kansas,.- From ' both" these . sources
of supply, In the ' opinion of the commis
sion, the distance and cost of carriage Is
substantially the same to both Omaha and
Lincoln. The commission, however, finds
that Omaha has certain ' other aource of
supplies 'from which It has been and will
be able to obtain cement at a somewhat
cheapa rate than from Kansas and Mis
souri. Large cement works are about to
bo put, Into operation at Mason City, la.,
130 miles east of Omaha, and an exten
sive cement plant has for some time ex
isted at Mankato, Minn. In view of these
fact the commission reaches the conclu
sion that the differential la tov wide be
tween Lincoln and Omaha and contents
Itself by cutting the. rate In two, which
It does as to paving brick for much the
same reason.
As to other commodities, lumber, rice,
glass, salt, egg case fillers and sugar, the
commission order the defendant railroad
companies to make the same rates to both
Lincoln and Omaha. The order of the
commission takes effect June 1, 1908.
National Drainage Congress.
Coincidental' with the conference of the
president with the governors of the states,
and other prominent people respecting the
conservation of the natural resource of the
country, will be the meeting of the Na
tpmal Drainage congress In Washington on
May 13 next.
Governor Broward of Florida, who was
made president of - the National Drainage
association at Its annual meeting In Balti
more In November last Is making vigorous
efforts to secure a large attendance at the
prospective drainage congress. Although he
is buvy Just now canvassing the
state of Florida, as a candidate for
the United Btatea senate, he lia
stopped long enough to address communl
cations to the governor of every state In
the union, asking them to appoint a full
delegation to the drainage congress and ha
urged upon each of the governors to be
present at the .drainage meeting on May
12. when It Is likely they will all be in
Washington to see the president.
. It Is not yet determined in what hall
the drainage congress will assemble, but
it is expected that one of .the large hotel
assembly room will he. secured for tha oc
casion, and a number of prominent men
will be Invited to attend. Already la
vltation have been prepared for the three
member of the cabinet charged with In
ternal Improvement duties, namely, the
secretaries of war, Interior and agriculture,
each of whom will probably be v urged to
make an address. It Is also announced
that several senator and member of con
gresa who have manifested Interest in na
tional drainage and Irrigation, will be In
vlted to attend the meeting and apeak on
selected subjects.
If the present program ts carried out.
Secretary Taft will probably be Invited to
I make the opening address on the general
subject or internal improvement as a na
tional policy, and Inasmuch as Governor
Broward is known to be a great friend of
William J. Bryan, It 1 expected that the
latter will also be Invited to make an ad
dress on a kindred subject. All In all the
meeetlng promises to be a notabi one and
It proceeding will be watched with no
little interest. Governor Broward has
taken puiis to announce very cmphattr ally
that so far as he is concerned It is not
proposed to allow the National Drainage
association to espouse or urge any par
ticular scheme of national drainage, the
proclaimed object of the association being
to advocate federal help to national drain
age as a aational policy without regard
to any particular project for drainage or
other Internal Improvement In any par
ticular section of the country. A similar
altitude. It will be remembered, was as.
sumed by the rivers and harbors congress.
(Continued on 8 " -- PaaaJ
GR1SWOLD, la., April 10, 1908.
Goodyear Raincoat Co.,
Omaha, Neb.
Dear Sir: Received the erav
enette this a. m. It suits me to
a T. It para to advertise in The
Bee, and pays to read The Bee
"ads." Youra truly,
Poathern Prrabrtfrr Ilea-ln Session
wllk Addreti by Itetlrlng
SIOUX FALLS. April 14. (Special.) The
annual meeting of the presbytery of south
ern South Dakota of the Fresbyterlan
church commenced in Sioux Falls Tuesday
evening, and will continue In session until
The session was opened this evening by
Rev. Mr. Linka of Tyndall, the retiring
n oderator, who made an address on home
mission work and described what he had
accomplished along this line among his
Bohemian fellow countrymen of Pennsyl
vania and South Dakota. The opening ses
sion was held In the Presbyterian church.
Special music for the occasion was fur
nished by a male quartet.
On "Wednesday evening a popular meet
ing will be held, at which addresses will be
made by Rev. Mr. Kuhn, Presbyterian pas
tor at Alexandria, and Dr. D. E. Jenkins
of Omaha Theological seminary. A session
also will be held Wednesday forenoon.
On Thursday, during the day as well as
In the evening, tha annual convention of
the young people of the presbytery will be
held, opening at 9 o'clock In the forenoon.
Good speakers have been secured and some
interesting addresses will be made. The
meeting of the presbytery will conclude
with a popular meeting Thursday evening,
at which one of the leading speakers will
be President Gault of the South Dakota
university at Vermilion.
The annual meeting of the Woman's Pres-
byterlal society, which Is auxiliary to the
regular presbytery, will be held on Wednes
day. On both -Wednesday and Thursday
the ladies of the local Presbyterian church
will serve lunch for all delegates at noon
In the basement of tho church building.
The convention promises to' bo very suc
cessful and interesting and the attendance
Is expected to "be all that could be desired.
This Is Charge Made Aaalnst Booth
Dakota Men by Grand
SIOUX FALLS. 8. D., April 14. -(Special.)
The United States grand Jury which con
vened in Sioux Falls on Tuesday of last
week has not yet completed Its work, there
having been a large number of cases for the
Jury to Investigate and take action upon.
The Jury reported an Indictment against
Joseph DeMarsche and Enoch Monteau,
charged with conspiracy to stesl cattle and
horse by wholesale from residents of the
Pine Ridge and Rotfcbud Indian reserva
tions. The. parMeula nr'ji.rre against them
la that on September X-. 1306. they atole
and drove away a number of cattle and
horses belonging to resident of the two
DeMarsche and Monteau are supposed to
have been members of a regularly organ
ised hand of mixed-blood Indians and law
less whites who carried on a general cattle
and horse "rustling" campaign on the two
reservations. Confederates of the two men
to the number of three or four have been
arrested during the past year or two and
sentenced to terms in prison.
George Byers, a prominent ranchman of
western South Dskota, was arraigned be
fore Judge Carland on the charge of hav
ing unlawfully fenced about 1,000 acres of
government land. The indictment against
Byers contains three counts. On motion of
his attorney he was given a stay of
twenty-four hours In which to enter a
plea to the Indictment.
Anthor of Attempts to AaaaMlaato
King; Alfonso Convicted In
Baweelona Court.
BARCELONA, April 14. The entenoe
upon Oscar Rull and his accomplices were
handed down at S o'clock this morning.
Rull and his friends were yesterday found
guilty' of complicity in the recent series of
bomb explosions and anarchist outrage.
The evidence adduced showed that Rull
and his associates were the author of the
attempts to assassinate .King Alfonso at
Madrid and Paris and of various outrage
in different parts of Spain. Jean Rull,
Herman Rull and Maria Querralto' were
sentenced to death. Jose Rull was given
seventeen years, Amadeo Trlllla, twenty
four years, and Franclsco Trigueros, fgur
teen years at hard labor. Raymunds Bur
guet was sentenced to Imprisonment for
four months. Perello and Perals were
After the sentences had been announced,
Burguet's mother slipped a knife Into the
hand of Herman Rull, with which h tried
to commit suicide, but he was prevented
by the guards.
Three dynamite bombs were found In
Angel Square today.
All Gallela la Ferment of Excites
Over Mardrr of Governor
of Province.
VIENNA, April 14. The whole of Galicia
la In a state of feverish excitement over
the assassination at Lemberg April 13 of
Count Andrea Potorkl, the governor of
that province, by a Ruthenian student
named Mieroslap SJczynskl, while the
count was giving an audience to a delega
tion of students. The "young Ruthenians"
In the Austrian Parliament declare t that
such crimes are of national necessity In
order to put a atop to Polish oppression.
Forty Strike Breakers from New York
U i per ted to Bo Able to Start
the Car.
PENSACOLA. Fla.. April 14. With the
arrival of four mora companies of state
troops this morning, the forty strike
breaker from New Tork, who had been
held at th police headquarter, were
moved to the street car barns. Two com
panies of militia are now on guard at th
car bams - and o far the strikers and
their sympathizer have made no demon
stration. A total of fourteen militia companies
re now her to suppress any violence
that may be attempted when tha Car
are started.
Abdicates as Gracefully as Possible
When Bluff is Called.
Hanntman Declares Ills Companions
Got "Cold Feet" Coanell
Meet and Organises for
Mayor Hoctor of South Omaha Is no
more. He "abdicated." more or less grace
fully, yesterday at 2:45 p. m. With him
went all his council and the tsx commis
sioner, W. H. Queenan.
The new council end mayor had Just ad
journed after organizing, when Mayor
Hoctor, with a quorum of his council, filed
into the hall. Mayor Hoctor requested
Mayor Mayor Koutsky to call tha new
council together Informally to hear his mes
sage of abdication. After a few minutes'
conversation with his attorney, A. W. Jef
ferls. Mayor Koutsky called the council to
their seats. Mayor Hoctor then arose to
address the council.
"Mr. Mayor and members of the coun
cil," he said, "I wish at this time to state,
In explanation of the position of myself
and the members of the former council
snd the other city officials, In attempting
to. retain the offices as recorded In the
action last night, that In everything which
was done we acted under the advice of
counsel. We believed we had the right to
hold the office to which we were elected
two year ago for two more years. We
still maintain that that right could not be
questioned successfully before any court.
But for the reason that to continue in of
fice would create more or less contention
In the city, a majority of the council and
myself have decided to waive our rights In
the matter.
"All that I have In the world Is located
In South Omaha. I assure you, gentle
men, that my Interest In the welfare of
the city far outweighs my personal am
bition or my private rights. Believing
that harmony In the city Is absolutely re
quired at this time to conserve her tntosr
rity, I therefore, to you, Mayor Koutsky,
surrender my rights In the case and de
liver, officially, the keys of the mayor's
office and the city hall. Gentlemen. If I
may at any future time assist Mayor
Koutsky in any capacity for the good of
South Omaha, I assure you I shall be glad
to do It, and will do It as cheerfully as If
I continued mayor of South Omaha."
Vote of Thanks Faint.
The large crowd clapped their hands
graciously, but uttered no cheers. Coun
cilman John Hasburgh, democrat, moved
a vote of thanks to the outgoing officials
for the way In which the affairs of th
city had been conducted and Interpolated
a wish that the new official "may do
as well" This wa voted for faintly
by the new council.
Then Mayor Koutsky rose and said:
"Gentlemen, this concludes the assem
bly, the meeting is purely informal. Tou
are at liberty."
W. C. Lambert and A. W. Jefrerls has
tened to the clerk's office and advised
him of the turn of affairs and gave In
structions for the rk. to nuta a. note
In the minutes of the council of the facts
of the Informal session. Then they, with
Jay N. Williams, proceeded to the office
of the tax commissioner .and In the ab
sence of W. H. Queenan formally 'took
This closed a series of events which had
been tinged at successive moments with
pyrotechnics, melodrama and even vaude
ville. n the streets Mayor Hoctor's
speech was uncharitably called "con talk."
The great majority who said anything
said it was the only wise thing left to
do and that It would have been wiser stl.l
had It been done at the close of the regu
lar canvass of the vote of th" recent
election Monday night It Is safe to say
no one outside of the council and imme
diate friends accepted as correct the as
sertion of the mayor respecting either his
right or that of his council to hold offleo.
Cold Feet, Says Hanptman.
Former couniclman eGorge Hauptman
said, "I. want you to say for me that I'm
no quitter. If. my vote had counted .for
anything we would have been up there and
still in the ring. I wanted to fight this
thing to the finish. The rest got cold feet."
Previous to the surrender of the old of
ficials the new council was called to order
and organized. On motion of Frank
Dworak, Swan Larson was chosen president
of the council. Frank Dworak waa elected
president pro tern. It was moved that the
president of the council read the names
of the committee, which he did; the first
named being the chairman. They are'as
follows: . .
Finance Peterson, Dworak, J. Larsen.
Judlciary-Dworak, Hoffman, Bwan Lar
son. Viaducts, Streets and Alleys-S. Lsrson,
Hoffman. Dworak.
Railways, Telephone and Telegraph
Hasburgh, J. Larsen, Petersen.
Fire and Water Hasburgh. J. Larsen.
Street Llghtlng-J. Larson, Hasburgh. S.
Public Porperty and Buildings-Hoffman.
Dworak, Hasburgh.
Printing Dworak, Hoffman, ePtersen.
License Hoffman, Hasburgh, 8. Larson
Charity J. Larsen, Peterson, 8. Larson.
The republicans therefore control flve.of
the ten committees; namely, the finance,
the Judiciary, the viaduct, streets, and
alleys, and street lighting and the charity
committees. These committees wer ap
proved and the council was declared
organized. The mayor called th roll and
a motion to adjourn was made and tarried,
this being all the business which could be
done on the date of organization under th
provisions of the charter. The council will
assemble at the call of the mayor.
Hlasonrl Law Paaaed I'pon by Su
premo Coart Sitting Kn
JEFFERSON CITY. April 14. Th su
preme court today denied the application
of the republican city central committee of
St. Loula (to Institute mandamus proceed
ing against the St. Loula election commis
sioners for the purpose of calling a city
convention. The application was recently
filed as a test of the state primary elec
tion law. Th decision handed down by
the supreme court in banc. Judge Graves
not sitting, holds that th primary elec
tion law la constitutional.
Cars Shipped on Steamer -r Orient
German Cur Not Yet at
SEATTLE. Wash., April 14.-Ttie French
and Italian car In the New Tork to Pari
automobile - race reached her yesterday
and wer loaded aboard th steamer Akl
Maru, which sailed for the orient today.
Th German car will not reach btr for
several day.
Mark DUraulna In Annnal Confer
Hire Over Temporal
INDEPENDENCE. Mo.. April 14.-Spe-
clal Telegram.) Temporal equality Is with
the Reorganised Latter Day Saints a per-
rrnlal question. It bobs up most unex
pectedly st times. The business session of
th conference started In at 2 o'clock today,
apparently with nothing but the dullest of
routine business before It, but In the first
report read from the standing quorums of
the church there came up this question of
equality, and though it was disposed of
by referring It to the bishopric. It was
quickly followed by a resolution moved
front the floor, which In Its Intent looked
toward the Instituting of socialistic equality
among the ministers and membership of
the church. This resolution, too, waa dis
posed of by reference to the presidency,
twelve snd bishopric, but almost imme
diately snother resolution was moved, this
time by T. W. Williams of California,
which, though couched In more diplomatic
terms than the preceding one, covered the
same ground.
In effect It was that the law as con
tained In the books of the church
be put Into working effect, namely, that
any man or woman working for the church
do so with the understanding that his
wants be supplied. This means, In the
language of the Latter Day Saints, that
they shall receive no stipulated allowance,
but shall simply have their llgltlmate wants
cared for. A motion to adopt this resolu
tion was followed by two or three motions
to refer to various quorums, and the whole
subject was under ardent and eloquent dis
cussion when tho session was Interrupted
by arbitrary adjournment by the. chair
until tomorrow.
Twenty-one speakers discussed th ques
tion while it was under consideration. It
is apparent from the tone of the speeches
on the floor, that many of the mlnstry hold
very radical nd well defined notions In
regard to temporal equality, and It is also
apparent that there ate some peculiar be
liefs held by the church at large In regard
to the subject. The outcome of the matter
will lie watched with a great deal of Inter
est by the saints at large.
In the basement of the church tonight
another mass meeting of the ministry was
held, where speakers were heard on the
sociological subjects connected with
church work. The meeting was dreslded
over by Apostles Sheedy and Rushton, and
the view's of the various members of the
priesthood wra freely presented. In the
auditorium of the church at the same hour
J. W. Mctcalf of Kentucky was the
Appointments Hereafter to Bo Mad
In Accordance with A p
prorrd Practice.
WASHINGTON. April 14-Hereafter In
accordance with a ruling of the Panama
Canal commission, no special appointments
of employes are to be requested except in
special cases to be approved by the chair
man of the Isthmian Canal commission,
and all appointments In the United States
to be made with the Washington offic and
In accordance with approved practice. This
tu tloa taken, a explained In a preamble,
In order that the principles of civil servVe
covering employment In the United States
may be applied as closely as possible to
employes of the commission, and In view
of the fact that the Washington office has
on file applications for employment from
competent American citizens In practically
every trade and rating employed on the
Ir February the day laborer force. In
cluding the Panama railroad, that is, ordi
nary labor, numbered 25,968. about 8,000 of
whom were Europeans, the balance being
from the West Indies.
Interstate Commerce Commission
Has Knotty Liquor Problem
to Solve.
WASHINGTON, April 14. A serious prop
osition In law has become presented to the
Interstate Commerce commission in the
question as to whether railroad and ex
press companies have authority to refuse
shipments of alcoholic liquors and malt
liquors,' from on state to another which
Is affected by prohibition laws. Today
complaint waa filed with the commission
by the Harvest King Distilling company of
Kansas City, Ms., against the Atchison,
Topeka & Santa F Railroad company and
other carrier.
Response of Secretary ,of Treasury
Showing Handling; of Currency y
Mada Public.
WASHINGTON, April 11. The response
of th secretary of the treasury to the
senate resolution calling for the correspond
ence relative to the refusal of the national
banks to supply currency to the interior
banks lat fall was sent to the senate today.
The statement show that complaint were
received from forty-three bank In the In
terior cltle and that every effort was
made both by the treasury and the banks
of the large cities to meet the needs of
the smaller Institutions.
Kaiser Wllhelm Proposes Ono at
Luncheon to Officer of
British Battleship. j
BERLIN. April 14,-A dispatch to the
Lokal Anzelger from Its Corfu corre
spondent, dated yesterday, says that Em
peror William during the course of a
luncheon given In honor of the officer
of the British battleship Implacable mnda
the following toast:
I drink to our two flags and I wish that
they may ever be united for the welfare
tit the world a peace.
Slay Seventh Date for Appeal Cass
Involving Heavy Fine of
Jadse l.nndia.
CHICAGO, April 14 -The hearing of the
appeal of the Standard Oil company from
th fine of t9. Imposed by Judge Lan
d's was today set for May 7 and 8. The at
torneys for the government were given
one week's extension of 'time in which to
file their brief.
Atlantis Vessels In View of Cali
fornia Port During Morn
ing Hour.
BAN P1EGO. CaL. April 14. -The Atlantic
fleet waa lighted her at ID. 30 a, m. today.
New York Conyention Adjourns Until
Today After Short Session.
Court Changes it So that Contest Will
Be Settled on Floor.
Temporary Chairman Thinks Tariff
will E the Issue.
Plank Instructing Delegates to gup
port Nebraskan Is gent to Plat
form Committee Without
NEW TORK. April 14.-The democratic
state convention, scheduled, to meet at
noon today in Carnegie hall, did not gel
down to business until nearly 2 o'e.lock.
when It was called to order by Chslrmar
W. J. Conners of the state committee, and
the temporary organisation was perfected
by tho election of Thomas Carmody o
Penn Yan as chairman, who delivered tin
opening address.
The convention will elect four delegates-at-large
to the national convention at Den
ver and the leaders have agreed tentatively
upon Alton B. Parker, formerly chief Jus
tice of the court of appeals; William J.
Conners, chairman of the state committee.
Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tammanv
Hall, and Lewis Nixon. It the present
plsns of the lesders obtain, the delegates-at-large
will go unlnstructed by the con
Carmody Predict Victory.
New York's delegation from the variout
congressional districts to the national con
vention is also to be ratified by the con
vention and probably will be unlnstructed.
Temporary Chairman Carmody said in
In return for extortionate campaign con
tributions, the manufacturers were per
mitted to write the iirjtectlve festures of
the Dingley bill, to build their own tariff
wall. They built it so strong that tha
waves of honest industry have surged iv
vain against It. No man can be elected to
the presidency by the republican party this
year upon the arguments of four or eight
years ago. No candidate can even aspire
to the nomination who does not oenly re
pudiate or studiously Ignore the repub
licanism of the lust elevun years. Noth
ing on earth can defeat the aemocratlu
party in this state and nation In the com
ing campaign but false and faltering demo
crats. Daniel F. Cohalan appeared before
Justice Crane In the supreme court and
argued that the Injunction restraining tha
stale commute from interference with
the names of the McCarren delegate on
the temporary roll be vacated. Isaac M.
Kapper, for McCarren, opposed Mr.
Cahalan'a request. After heating argu
ment Justice Crane modified th order
so that while the state committee may not
strike the name of the McCarren dele-
gates from th temporary roll, lb con--tt
may b earned to the floor of the
convention. Jutlc Crane agreed with.
Mr. cohalan that the convention 1 the
Bryan Resolutions Referred.
The reading of the temporary roll with
the Hubxtltutlons of delegates fo. lowed
the temporary chairman's address.
When Senator McCarren's nam . was
read there wa a wild outburst of cheers
and handclapping, which was kept up for
nearly two minutes. There was more ap
plause when the secretary read th uaiuo
of Charles F. Murphy.
The following resolutions were referred
to the committee on resolution Without
being rends
Whereas, It is the the universal senti
ment that the Hon. W. J. Bryan b tti
choice of the democratic taity as ita
nominee for president of the United
States; snd, . .
Whereas, Several counties In th state
have instructed the delegates elected to
this convention to vole for resolutions
endorsing him as the party' standard
bearer; therefore, be it
Resoived, That the delegates elected at
this convention to represent this slate at
the national convention to be held At Den
ver, Colo., July 7, 1808, be and they arc
hereby Instructed to voto for th Hon
William Jennings Bryan as th' demo
cratic nominee for president of th United
After the appointment of committed
the convention at S o'clock adjourned un
til tomorrow.
Qulaa Friendly to Bryan.
PEORIA, April 14.-On of th principal
features of the William Jenntng Bryan
rally her tonight 1 th fact that Frank
J. Qulnn will be the presiding officer.
Three year ago, at Springfield. Mr. Qulnn
Joined the Roger Sullivan force a against
Bryan, but all difficulties seem to have
been amicably settled and' Mr. Quinn has
accepted the offer to preside.
Delaware Judge Writes tetter, hut
Convention Is Stubhora.
DOVER, Del., April 14.-PMor to this
afternoon's session of the flemocratle state
convention a letter written by Judge Oray
to Thomas F. Bayard, - chairman of the
state committee wa shown the leaders In
which the Judge requested emphatically
that the convention lefraln from endorsing
him for the presidential nomination.
The letter In part is a follows:
It would Indeed be a proud distinction to
be the standard-bearer of the democrat
parly at this time and for such a cause.
There are many reasons, however, why
such a distinction is outside the rang of
my ambition, and these reasons comii ni
to say that I am unwilling that the dele
gates from this state to the Denver con
vention be Instructed for me, as 1 cannot
under any circumstances consent thereto.
You will therefore please convey my wishes
In this respect to the convent lr -which is
to assemble at Dover, April 14. and express
10 u my mini positive ana emphatic re
quest that delegates to be elected shall
not b Instructed to present my naai to
the Denver convention.
The platform declare attachment to tho
dual system of government of sovereign
ststes, Indissolubly united In a general
government and in local self-government,
which, it says, can be maintained only by
devotion tw the rights of th states re
served to them in the federal constitution.
The platform condemns the present tariff
law as having "increased Ilia cost ' of
necesHlllea lo the people and add: '
We demand the lniinudlale roviaDn of th
tariff by friends of the people.
In couclufion the platform says:
We believe that George Gray 1 the dem
ocrat in whom the American people can
most safely put their trust. His devotion
tu the constitution, his sympathetic union
with the great masses of the people, hi
psaalonate devotion lo Justice and riglil
I and Mm modeaty uud moderation of char
acter mark lilin a the man best ruteil tu
lead our Koveininent to the belter and safer
ways which n.ade it sioilnus in the diys
of tile fathers of the republic. We, there
fore, hereby direct and inatruot the ui-1m-gates
this day elected to support, advocate
and vote for Geoi g Gray fur tho iU
dentlal nomination. ,
The foreuooa a taken up with tb'