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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. XXXVII XO. 250.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, 100S TWELVK PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
BOSS M'CARREiN OUT
Credentials Comrnittee Refuses to Seat
Conteitanti From Brooklyn.
FiGHT LASTS NEARLY ALL DAY
Contest Delays Meeting of Convention,
WARM TIME IN COMMITTEE
Defeated Leader Threatens to Make
BRYAN MEN GIVE UP STRUGGLE
o Farther Attempt Hill Dr Made to
limp Mew York Krlrintlon
Instructed far the
XF.W VoRK. April 15.-Senator Patrick
H. McCarren. heading the delegation from
the Fourteenth district. wa unseated by
the credentials committee, the vote bring
St to IS In tavor of the contesting dele
gut Inn, led by C. McManus. Roth the
regular and contesting delegations In Herki
mer county were seated and delegates given
half a vote each.
The committee on credential voted 34
to IS to unseat the McCarren delegates in
the Third district and to place the con
testants on the permanent roll of the con
vention. The committee on credentials decided to
seat the Mrl'arren delegations from the
First district of K!ngs. headed by P. It.
At 6: p. m. Chairman tCarmndy called
the convention to order and announced
owing to the fact that the committee on
credentials had not completed Its labors
the convention would stand adjourned un
til 7 p. m.
NKW YORK, April 111. A bitter contest
between Statu Senator Patrick H. Mc
Carren and the forces led by Chairman V.
J. Conner and Charles F. Murphy over
the seating of the McCaiicn delegations
from Kings county delayed the opening of
today's session of the democratic state
convention. The fight was In the cre
dentials committee and Its finish was ex
pected in time to allow the convention to
meet again about 4 p. m. Meantime
the Conners-Murphy forces agreed upon
the names of Alton n. Taiker, Charles F.
Murphy, Lewis Nixon and Charles Froeb
as delegaten-at-largn to the national con
vention. It was also announced that
Nathan Straus would bo one of the presi
Anticipating that the committee on cre
dentials would unseat his delegates, Sen
ator McCarren began preparations late to
day to carry the fight for his delegates
to the convention floor. The senator Im
mediately began the drafting of a minority
report, upon which. It was said, he would
make a speech In the convention. Sen
ator McCarren said that he would have
no further recourse to court injunctions
to secure the seating of his delegates,
and as he passed Cluilrman Conner ln
the hallway of the- liolel where the com
mittee was In senate n lie declared that he
proposed to make things Interesting In
Bryan Men Give I'p,
National Committeeman Norman E. Mack
of Buffalo, who Is a member of the com
mittee on resolutions; Augustus Thomas,
president of the Bryan Progressiva league,
and others Interested In Bryan's cause
held a conference before the meeting of
the committee on resolutions today and
decided not to oppose the report of the
committee, which will declare for an unln
structed delegation to Denver. Mr. Thomas
who since the adjournment of the resolu
tions committee last night had consulted
by wire prominent democrats In the south
Mr. Bryan's friends, after conference and
Without any especial review of the general
conditions as far as Mr. Bryan Is con
cerned, believe that, considering the lack
of harmony there is In the convention, It
would be unwise to Introduce any olher
location that might make a dlvlslon-even
ho amiable a mieatlon ss that of Instruc
tion. That also wna the opinion of Mr.
Bryan's friends, headed tiy Mr. Mack, on
the committee on resolutions.
Battle Wtra A iht.
After an all night battle before the com
mittee on credentials Senator McCarren
delivered an ultimatum to Tammany Hall
tliHt that organization keep Its hands off
the Kings county democracy. It was
shortly before 4 o'clock this morning, at
the hearing before the credentials commit
tee, that the Kings county senator, ad
dressing Daniel F. Cuhalcn, who Is at the
head of the law committee of Tammany
Hall and leader CharlesF. Murphy's per
sonal representative, said:
"I hold It to bo no part of our duty,
or any man's, to question the figures cast
at any election. I speak of Kings county
now. All we In Kings county ask of yoj
in New York Is to mind your own business
and we will undertake to mind our busi
ness. We do not seek your advice and we
. will not tolerate It. And we will find our
way to make our wishes known to you If
you fail to observe our answer."
McCarren Throws Ganntlet.
"Probably by means of a republican Judge
and tie up a national convention as you
tied up a state convention," Interrupted
"It is a serious matter when a case of
this kind is brought before your cumaiittee
on contested seats,' continued the senator,
"it la within the province of this committee
to deal Justly with all the facts."
"Weil take these affidavit li-to the ex
rcutlvw seakion and find out alioul It," con
"That's all I usk " n'.nrlid Mrl'arren,
"iind I wilr be there."
A few minute later th- committee, which
had teen in pcWhi amee shortly before 6
o clock Uat night, adjourned to meet at 10
o'clock ill's morning.
When the oiiiiutiti e adjourned there yet
icmatned several ..ui.t in Kings. Herki
mer and other count in to be disposed of
before the convent inn could be culled to
order. The comiiiltti e on national delegates
and presidential electors could not com
plete Its task of making up the Hits' of
delegatea and electors until the , contests
had been decided; In fact, the whole ma
chinery of the convention awa ted the com
pletion of the rciMirt of the credentials
Hran Men All Active.
Friends ot William J. Brian promised to
udd to t lie excitement of today 'a session
ef lha convention l attempting to secure
a vote 011 a resolution tailing for an In
structed delegation for Bran 10 the na
tional convention. The committee on reso
lutions at last atghl'a meeting voted down
a motion to substitute a Bryan Instruction
resolution for tn one adopted by the nib-
(Continued on Second Page.)
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
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VICINITY Fair Thursday with rising tem
perature. FOR Ni;BRASKA-Prly cloudy Thurs
FOR IOWA Generally fair Thursday,
with rising temperature.
Bryan men give up fight to secure In
structions in New York convention. Sen
ator McCarren carries his fight for repre
sentation into the convention. Pag 1
Representative Watson, after another
conference with President Roosevelt, says
congress will remain In session until the
middle of Muy. Pag 3
Representative Tawney In a speech in
the house attacks tho expenditure for the
navy in an effort to have but one new
battleship constructed. Tne motion Is de.
Missouri Taclflc railroad discharges
more brakemen on Its southern division.
Floods In Montana threatened for u lime
to undermine the great Boston and Mon
tana smelter at Great Falls. Pag" a
High cream rates are enjoined In Michi
gan by the Beutrice Creamery company.
Earthquake shocks are felt In Utah.
First Sunday prosecution has been sent
to the Jury in Kansas City. Page 1
Senate passes the bill providing against
betting at the Bennlng track. Pag 11
President of the Washington Chamber
of Commerce Is fined $500 for violating
the pure food act, the president advising
the (irosecutlon to stand for a Jail sen
tence. Pag 1
President Forgan of the First National
bank of Chicago, speaking before the
house committee, opposes the Aldrlch bill
and says good ttmei arc coming again.
Southern Pacific railroad elects Its di
rectors' for the ensuing year. Par 1
Japanese nation will soon have a tost
of the government's popularity In the na
tional elections. Page 1
London's underground railroad Is losing
money. , Pag i
' ". 'EBASKA -'.-- u
Lower express rales are placed In affect
by the companies of the atate who ecrve
notice of additional legal proceedings tn
federal court to secure a modification i.f
the court's decree. Pag 3
State Railway commission likely to or
der railways to reopen telegraph offices.
Missouri Pacific shows decreased earn
ings. Pag 3
COlCafXBCXAX, AND XHSUSTXIAX
1,1 ve ntock market. Paget
Grain markets. Pag 9
Slocks and bonds. Page 9
HOTIHE5TS OP OCEAN STEAKS KIPS.
Port. i ArrlvH. Satlra.
Nw York K. P. Wllhelm K. P. lcll
New York Alice
Cherbourg K. VY. Per Groate
NO MORE BETTING AT BENNING
Senate Paaae Bill 'Without Irlseusslon
Preventing; the Pastime
WASHINGTON, April 15. Without dis
cussion, dissent or division, the senate to
day, within twenty-four hours after tho
winding up of the spring race meeting at
Bernlng, passed the bill prohibiting bet
ting Inv the District of Columbia. The antl
gambllng provision is a rider on a bill
providing for the widening of Benning
road, the principal thoroughfare to the
race course, at tho suburb of Bennlng.
The bill originated In the house and lias
passed that body, so that It would not
b necessary to send it back there but
for Hie fact that the form of the betting
section was changed by the senate. If
the house does not accept the change It
I will be necessary to place the bill In the
j hands of a conference committee for the
adjustment of differences tn phraseology.
As It passed the senate the gambling
It shall he unlawful for any person or
association of persona to lel, gamble, or
make books or pools on the result of any
trotting or running race or horse, or boat
race, or race of any kind, or on any
election, or ar!y contest or anv kind, or
game of base ball. Any person or as
sociation of pet-lion violating the provis
ions of tills Bert Ion shall W fined not
exceeding $.70 or be Imprisoned not more
than ninety days, or both.
WEALTHY DRUG MAN FINED
President of Washlnarton Chamber of
Commerce Matters t nder
Pure Kuutl Art.
WASHINGTON, April 15. As a result of
the first conviction under the pure food
and drug law. Robert N. Harper, presi
dent of the Washington Chamber of Com
merce, formerly president of the AmerU
can National bank, a drug manufacturer
and one of the best known business men
of this city, was tmlay sentenced by Judge
Kimball In the police court to pay a fine
of S5i on one count and t-JO on another
count of the indictment recently returned
against him for manufacturing and selling
an alleged mislabeled pharmaceutical com
pound. President Roosevelt had Insisted
that the proFcciitiug officer demand a Jail
EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS IN UTAH
Five nistlnet Tremors Felt Rarly
Wednesday at Milford and
SALT LA KB CITY. Utah. April 15-Five
distinct shocks of earthquake were felt
early this morning at Mllford, I'tah, 3X
miles south of heie. Houses were shaken
and people ran from their homes In alarm,
but no serious damag la reported. The
shocks wcr alao felt at Nswnoua, Utah,
I III Vi! Hour
HI V) 6 a", m!!"!"!'. 46
7 a. m 43
Kr-rf" J m 41
pgf 10 a. m 45
'"Vtr 1 p. m 64
I 2 p. m 67
3 p. m 59
ONLY TWO NEW BATTLESHIPS
House Turns Down President's Recom
mendation for Four.
DEBATE LASTS FOR FOUR HOURS
Vaval Rill I Amended tei Provide for
Two 12,KOO-Ton C.'olllers-Tav-ner
Lead the Op
position. WASHINGTON. April 15. By a vote of
1?9 to 83 the house of representatives today
decided against tho president's program for
four battleships and adhered to the recom
mendation of Its committee on naval affairs
for two vessels of that type. This result
was reached after, a debate which lasted
for four hours, and -was received with ap
plause. The entire session was devoted to a con
sideration of the navy Increase provision
of the naval appropriation bill. As this
Increase was provided In the last section of
the hill the measure was practically con
cluded with the disposition of the pro
vision. The committee of the whole concluded Its
work and It will report It to the house to
morrow for a final vote on Its passage.
The provision for battleships was the
thief subject of Interest, the committee's
recommendation for two ships of that type
prevailing by a decisive vote after a hard
fought effort to Increase the number to
Tanner Leads Opposition.
The Increase was opposed by Mr. Tawney.
chairman of the committee on appropria
tions: Mr. Fobs, chairman of the committee
on naval affairs: Mr. Wllletts, a minority
leader, and others, and was advocated by
Mr. Hobson of Alabama, who declared that
In relation to the Increase of other nations,
four battleships would only keep the
American navy abreast of other great
navies. Mr. Ixmgworth of Ohio, In a vig
orous speech, told the house that the
president was more Interested In this In
crease than In any other question before
congress and. as practically all of them had
In the last election declared that they sup
ported him. this was a good opportunity to
live up to that declaration.
An amendment by Mr. Tawney to reduce
the number of new battleships to one was
voted down by an even more decided ma
jority than was Mr. Hobson's proposition
for an Increase to four.
A provision for two fleet colliers of six
teen knots and of 12.500 tons capacity, coat
ing $1, SoO.OOO each, was adopted. Amend
ments were adopted that one of the battle
ships and one of tho colliers shall be built
In a navy yard. The bill as It stands au
thorizes expenditures of 1107,873.000.
peeeh by Mr, Tawney.
During the consideration of the naval
appropriation bill In the house of repre
sentatives today Chairman Tawney of the
committee on appropriations. In moving to
reduce the number of battleships from two
to one, again pointed out the danger In
which the treasury is being placed by the
Immense Increases in appropriations author
lied In the several supply measures.
Mr. Tawney's remarks were made par
ticularly applicable to the demand for four
battleships Instead of two. He contem
plated thru appropriations In various coun
tries in preparation for. war anrt o ac
count of wars and said the startling fact
was developed that the Vnlted 8tates was
spending more than any other nation in
tho world. "We are this year," he said,
"expending IM,975..; more than Kngland:
tlW).ti,838 more than Germany and S152,
85y,93t more thun France."
Continuing the comparison, Mr. Tawney
declared further that on account of prep
arations fcr war, the t'nited States, with
an army of 62,000 men and a navy of
C.ooo men, is expending this year only $66,
47S.701. 18 less than -Kngland with an army
of 2W,3iiO men and a navy of 129,ono men,
The United Slates Is. expending for this
purposu only $55,881,869.03 less than Ger
many with Its army of tjOO.OOO and Its
navy of 2,000 men. The United States Is
expending for this purpose in excess of the
amount expended by Franco with Its army
of SnO.ono men and its navy of 56,286 men.
Maintaining that navies are built for
national defense, Mr. Tawney said they
were not intended and could not be Justi
fied upon th ground that they are neces
sary to satisfy an ambition either Indl
vldual or national to compete with other
nations In time of peace In sixe and num
ber of fighting machines. He argued that
In tho t'nited States the prestige and
power of the nation did not depend upon
the size of the army and navy and that
there Is no chance of war.
I.arce Nstt Not Weeded.
"There is no policy of our government,"
be said, "either foreign or domestic, to en
force which the size of either Is the first
or only essential."
Mr. Tawney charged that the United
States In the past had pursued a. bungling
naval policy and he pointed out that the
Journey of the Atlantic fleet to the Pacific
was made possible only through the aid of
twenty-eight vessels flying a foreign flag.
"A most disgusting spectacle was never
witnessed," he said, and he, condemned the
naval policy which had overlooked auxil
iary vessels to supply a fleet with the
means absolutely essential to Its existence.
"It may be," he said In conclusion, "that
this mistake is due to the fee that a col
lier, which Is as essential to the efficiency
of the navy as a battleship, Is not so at
tractive, does not Involve the expenditure
of so much money and does not afford the
opportunity for the same pyrotechnic dis
play upon the occasion or at the summer
resorts along the coast, and for that rea
son we have made the mistake of building
a navy that today. In order to make its
voyage from one 01 tan to another, is
obliged to rely upon the vesnels belonging
to other nations."
PIIOC F.KDI.NG OP THE BK. ATE
Bill Passed to Create Bison Itange la
WASHINGTON. April 15,-The senate
devoted Its entire time toaay in consider
ing bills on the calendar. Among the
measures passed were those suppressing
betting on races and games of various kinds
In the District of Columbia; providing for
the purchase of land between Pennsylvania
avenue and the Mall in this city as sites
for government buildings; creating a bison
range In Montana and enlarging home
steads on nonirrigable lands. The swamp
land reclamation bill was considered for a
time and waa made the unfinished busi
ness of the senate. At J p. tn. the sen
ate adjourned until Friday.
Admiral Evans Improves.
PASO ROBI.KS. Cal April 15-Rear
Admiral Bvans' gradual Improvement con
tinues steadily. While he is still very
weak his digestion, said Surgeon P. E.
McDonald today, has improved so much
that he is rating mora heartily and Is
slowly sauulr.g strength.
Is t hle.ao Ranker. " V."' 0?
rich BOW . 0'
and currency k tfr
position to the A ,
J. B. Forgan. prv
tlonal bank of CK
A bond secured currency was denomln
ated as vicious and the recommendation
made that the whole subject 'be referred
to a committee for Inquiry and report at
the next session of congress.
"Do you think there Is now need of an
emergency currency?" asked Mr. Prince.
"I do not," replied Mr. Forgan. "I do
not think that a condition can ever exist
In this country that could bear such
an Infernal name as emergency currency."
"Po you see any Immediate signs of a
panic?" asked Mr. Prince.
"No. On the reverse. I see signs of ac
cumulating money In the banks that It Is
going to be very difficult to find use for."
UNDERGROUND LOSES MONEY
London Transit System Fails to Pay
Dividends Ileranse of Motor
LONDON, April 15. On an application
made by Speyer Bros., the London house of
Speyer & Co. of New York, on behalf of
themselves and other holders of the secured
temporary loan notes or profit-sharing se
curing notes of the Underground Electric
Railways company, the court today ap
pointed Sir Ocorge Oibb receiver and man
ager of the company. There was 10 oppo
sition to the application, which Is neces
sary for the carrying out of the scheme
for the readjustment of the company's
finances which has been decided upon.
The unsatlsfaatory condition of the Un
derground company's finances Is due
largely to the cempetltlon of the motor
omnibuses and the municipally owned elec
tric street railways. The district railway,
which the late Charles T. Ycrkes took
over aa the basis of a scheme to give Lon
doners a better transit service, also has
been losing money since electricity was
Installed as a motive power, and the
other tubes which Mr. Terkes estimated
would be completed early in 1906 are not
yet tn operation. These lines, therefore,
have not provided the revenue expected to
meet dividends on the shares.
In 1903 the Underground company issued
7,000,000 In profit-sharing notes,, due Juno
1 next, secured by a trust deed. Subse
quently It issued 300,000 In temporary
notes due May 15. 1 1
JAPANESE WLU'MAKE AMENDS
Full Reparation for Any Dlaeonrtesy
aa Result From Assault
PEKING, April lu.-Wlth regard to the
assault committed recently by a Japanese
postman and other Japaneso upon other
native servants of the American consul
gencrnUat vduhjteiv. Wizard -D, SJraJght,
Baron Hayashl. the Japanese minister to
China, has given assurances that if any
Japanese official has offended full repara
tion for his discourtesy will be made.
RUSSIA ' 0RDERS FOUR BOATS
Admiralty .M ill Have Knaland Build
Torpedo Boat Destroyers of
ST. PETERSBURG. April 15. According
to the Rubs, the admiralty has decided to
order four 900-ton torpedo boat destroyers
from England. These vessels are to have
REBELS ACTIVE IN COREA
Two Cabinet Ministers Hare Re
alaned nnd Trouble Looms
TOKIO, April 15. A dispatch from Seoul
says that tho revolutionists are active south
of that city and that two of the cabinet
mlnlsera have resigned. The anti-Japanese
movement Is Increased, aiul the military
forces were reinforced.
VIOLENCE FEARED AT CHESTER
Many Additional Special Policemen
sworn In to Control Mltnatlon
CHKSTl'n. Pa.. April 15.-Flfty addi
tional special policemen wero sworn In
today for strike duty as the result of the
determination of the company to operate
Its street cars this afternoon. The service
has been suspended since Monday, due to
the refusal of the employes to accept a
reduction In wages.
Strikers and their sympathizers since
daybreak have been gathering near th car
barn, which Is guarded by about lot)
policemen. The surrounding etreeta are
roped off and no unauthorized person la
permitted within the lines. A number of
men brought here to replace the strikers
are housed In a nearby hotel, which is
being watched by strikers' pickets.
FIRST SUNDAY CASE TO JURY
Jndge Porterlleld Gives Instructions
and Kate of Many Aetora
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. April 15 Testimony
In the case of Thomas I. Taafe, a ticket
seller at the Century theater, on trial in
Judge Porterfleld's division of the criminal
court, charged with violating the Mis
souri law against doing unnecessary work
on Eunday, was concluded this morning.
Only two witnesses, both deputy sheriffs,
testified. Both stated that they had pur
chased tickets from Taafe on Sunday for
a Sunday performance. Judge Porterfield
this afternoon Instructed the Jury.
Upon the verdict In this ease practically
depends the fate of over 2.0K1 persona.
actors, actresses ana theatrical managers
and attaches. i I
FIRST MONEY TO GROWERS
Members or Tobacco Tool Will Re
reive Distribution of Funds
LEXINGTON, Ky., April la.-Ii was an
nounced today by Secretary J. D. Clark of
the Fayette branch of the Hurley Tobacco
society that checks for will be re
ceived here tomorrow for dlxl ributiou to
growers who have tobacco in the poul.
This will be the first distribution of money
to the farmers whose tobacco has been In
pool for two years, and there Is great re
Juicing over th burley tUstrlcU
ROADS CINCH WOOL MARKET
Burlington, Union Pacific and North
western Insure Good Rates.
GIVE OMAHA GREAT INDUSTRY
Rallaraya Make Pledge of Throaga
Tariff's on Trodnrt Subject to
Stoppage in the Gate
Omaha Is to be a wool market and the
central storage point for the vast ranges
of the west, which produce annually more
than lBO.ooo.ono pounds of wool.
Three railroads gave notice to the Com
mercial club Wednesday that all through
rates on wool now In force would here
after be made subject to storage In Omaha
for an Indefinite period, which assures
the construction of large warehouses, in
stallation of compressing plants, hundreds
of manufacturers from, the east and wool
growers from the west coming and going
from the city, and It Is believed, will In
fluence the establishment of textile mills
on tho Missouri liver.
The roads which granted the request of
the special committee of the Commercial
club are the Burlington. Northwestern and
Union Pacific. The Burlington mado a
special concession, as all wool now passes
through Pacific Junction, and It will cost
more to pull It to Omaha and allow It to
he placed In storage, but the company ex
pressed a willingness to grant the request
of tho business men and wool growers In
the hope o( encouraging the wool growing
industry and upbuilding Omaha.
Already capital has been secured for
erecting a warehouse 150x1,000 feet with a
storage capacity of 20.0O0.000. The parties
Interested are Charles II. King of Omaha,
J. A. Delfenderm, president of the Wyo
ming Wool Growers' association, and C.
King; Now In Wyoming.
Mr. King Is now on the ranges of Wyo
ming, but expects to return to Omaha
within a few days and close the negotia
tion for a site for the big building, which
will be either of concrete or corrugated
Iron. Mr. Redington said:
"We will get to work at once, as It Is
the special desire of the wool growers to
store the crop of IO11S In Omaha. The crop
will begin to move from the middle of
Muy to the middle of June and we must
be ready for the wool growers.
"After the warehouse Is built the com
pany expects to Install a compressor. The
wool will bo received In sacks and when It
leaves the warehouse it will be in bales.
This means much to tho railroads, as they
may bring In 20,ouO pounds to tho car and
take out from 40,000 to 50,000 pounds."
For somo time the Commercial club has
been working with the wool growers on
the proposition and the railroads received
the request from the Commercial club com
mittee April 4. The traffic managers asked
to have until April 15 to give an answer
and willingly made the radical change
which permits all wool to atop In Omaha,
Large Volume Cornea to Omaha.
According to wool growers this mean
that a large percentage of the Immense
product of tho following states will come
to Omaha either for sale or storage:
Weight In lbs. Value
Colorado 10 li,iV 27.W
Oregon 15,.WW a,121,200
Nevada : H,(JW.0i0 l.iM.IO
Idaho 17.2SO.X) 3,75".I60
California 12.687,500 2,i.;S,M
Utah 13,02,5)0 3.162.8IK
Wyoming 33,637.( 7,811, tXi
Nebraska 1,576,000 368.313
Total 110.477,000 $24,833,816
But the amount of wool which will be
shipped to Omaha doea not end with the
product of tho eight states. Montana pro
duced o0,0u0,0c0 pounds, whllo South Dakota
produced 3,900,000 pounds last year. Both
states are tupped by railroads which center
In Omaha. Wool growers assert that much
of the wool from the following states will
find Its way to Omaha markets and ware
houses, and the states produced wool last
year aa shown in the table:
Weight In lbs. Value.
Washington 4 .&ifl.00 $ 956.SO0
Montana 30.a.t) 7,t,40,i78
North Dakota J.lli.500 566.106
South Dakota 3,900,000 SMi.buj
Total 41.4K,50o JIO.IW.ODS
What It la In Aggregate.
This means that a total of 151,909,500 pounds
of wool, the amount of last year's crop,
valued at ol, 963, 963 at the 1907 prices, is
tn territory tributary to Omaha and the
market here will draw whatever proportion
the price and advantages at Omaha will
bring. Those. Interested In the opening of
the wool storage houses and establishing
a market here, have no fear, but the west
ern growers will be glad to ship to Omaha,
where the crop may bo held in storagd
and the money borrowed against It If
necessary, rather than vend 11 to ilia
brokers and commission dealers of Boston,
New York and Philadelphia.
The opening of a wool storage center
In Omaha is a blow to the commission
dealers who, have been advocating "wool
auction sales In America" and suggesting
that they be held in New York City or
Besides the storage house which Is to be
erected it Is possible for state wool grow
ers' associations to organize for the erec
tion of their own storage plants and
through co-operative management conduct
the marketing of their own product.
Kast Will Come West for Crop.
To Omaha the manufacturers and mill
owners of the east will come from tholr
eastern homes to buy the crop. In the past
they have sent their representative- to the
ranges during the shearing season to In
spect and buy the wools as they were gath
ered either at small railroad stations or on
the ranges. But the wool buyers and grow
ers experienced difficulty In getting to
gether and the plan for the market at
Omaha grew out' of the prejudice against
shipping the crop to commission houses In
the east and the inconvenience experienced
by buyers and growers.
Selling the wool on the ranges meant,
also, that the growers accepted the price
offered. But with warehouses in Omaha,
which still store 40.000,(100 pounds, or almost
one-third of the growth west of the Mis
souri river, the growers will be enabled to
place the wool In storage and securing the
warehouse certificates, use what money
they need against the certificate and wait
leisurely for a more favorable market.
JAPANESE FACE ELECTION DAY
Liberal Hope to Win by .arae Ma
lorltlra In Kplte of Anti.
TOKIO, April 15. Interest is Increasing
throughout Japan In anticipation of a close
struggle at the general election, w hic'n will
tuke place May 16. The , liberal party is
confident of securing a large majority,
while the opposition is appealing to the
anti-military sentiment, urging a revision
of the budget aaa LnanVUl methods.
MARINES AND SAILORS MARCH
Parade of K.nno Men From Battle
hips Arouses F.nthuslaam
nt San Diego.
PAN PIEOO. Cat., April 15.-A pirade of
blue Jackets and marines, landed from the
American batt'eshlp fleet, 5.0CO fighting men
fresh from n cruise of more than lS.OfO
miles, marked today the ceremonies of offi
cial welcome to the state of California.
Sixty-four companies of sailor-men In their
tos of the sea. with wlde-flarlng trousers
reefed down In crnvss leggings, and sixteen
con panteg of marines. soldierly and
straight, fermed this most notsbl of the
navy's land dlpplnys. The landing party,
equipped as Infantry, armed with Krags.
In light marching order and with rnnteena
filled, equalled an army corps. The proc"s
slon the mn of the navy formed was more
than two miles long. They marched from
the water frnt to the city park over three
miles of streets canopied with decorations
whjch combined the red. white and blue of
the nation and the gold and white of the
San Diego took a holiday to see the mar
tial pageant and the sidewalks were
crowded with a typical holiday throng.
Their enthusiasm was explosive, the ap
pearance of tho men calling forth long con
tinued cheering. At the city park the
sailors passed In review before Rear Ad
mirals Thomas, Fperry and Emory and
Governor Glllett's staff. A crowd of many
thousands nt people surrounded the grandstands.
Three thousand school children wavlnfr
flags and banners were mpssed directly In
front of the reviewing stand and their songs
end cheers were one of the prettiest fea
tures of the day's celebration.
Governor Glllett In a brief speech supple
mented his words of welcome rpoken yes
terday on the quarterdeck of the flarihlp
Connecticut ami Rear Admiral Charles M
Thomas made formal response In behalf
of the flet.
Admiral Thomas then graciously accepted
In Admiral Evans' behalf a tjolden key
symbolical of the freedom of the city. The
token will be forwarded by Admiral
Thomas to Admiral Evans at Paso Robles
hot springs. There will go with It a gold
mounted and Jeweled naval sword pre
sented today to Admiral Evans, through
Admiral Thomas, by the patriotic fraterni
ties of the city.
Tonight a hall was tendered to the ad
mirals and pt fleers of the fleet at the
Hotel Del Coronado.
TAFT WILL GET MINNESOTA
War Has Smooth Sail
MINNEAPOLIS. April 15. Delegates to
the republican state convention, which will
assemble at the Minneapolis Auditorium to
morrow, arrived In large numbers today.
The convention will elect four delegates-at-large
and alternates to the republican na
tional convention and will nominate presl
There Is practically r.o opposition to the
adoption of Ironclad Taft Instructions, as
with a few exceptlrns the delegates from
the various counties are Irstructed to such
Other features of the platform, however,
are hardly in a tentative form.
State Senator Calhoun from Mfnneapirtls
today said that the convention would prob
ably touch but lightly on the tariff and
other nutlonal issues, leaving the party
policy to be outlined by tho national con
vention. The contest that developed over
the temporary chairmanship yesterday was
compromised today by the tentative selec
tion of former Congressman Samuel P.
Snyder of Minneapolis for temporary chair
nihn and Ripley Blower of St. Cloud for
ST. PAl'U Minn.. April lo.-The Fourth
district republican convention today s
lected W. B. Webster of St. Paul and
George II. Sullivun of Stillwater as dele
gates to the national convention at Chicago,
The delegates were Instructed for Ttifi
"until he is nominated."
8IIAKOPEE, Minn.. April 15. Tho Third
district republican convention today scl-'cted
C. M. Ruck of Faribault and George Brad
ley of Norwood as delegates to the nation ll
convention at Chicago. The delegates were
Instructed for Taft for president nnd In
the event of Taft falling to get the nomina
tion were Instructed for Governor Hughes
of New Tork.
ELK RIVER, Minn., April 15. The Sixth
district republican convention held here to
day elected C. J. Gunderaon of Alexandria
and Senator 8. F. Alderman of Braincrd
as delegates to the Chicago national con
vention. They were Instructed for Taft.
LABORERS ENGAGE IN RIOT
Foreigner at Kast St. I.oula Fight
When Others Are Taken
Back to Work.
KAST ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 13. More
than 300 workmen fought at tho works
of the American Aluminum works today
when Armenian, Greek and Turkish la
borers became angry because the company
In taking back Its employes, gave prefer
ence to Americans and negroes.
The timekeeper's ahanty at the main
gate was demolished, and many heads
were battered with sticks and stones.
The plant waa closed early In December.
It waa announced that It would reopen
today and that 100 of the men would be
After thirty men, all nativevAmerlcana
hud been put to work, the foreigners
charged on the gates. The Americans,
greatly outnumbered, tried to fight them
off, but they surged into the yard and
were overrunning the works, when Time
keeper T. C. Sharp drew his revolver and
forced them to retreat.
The fight was carried to the hills sur
rounding the works and to the shoreu
of Ptttsburg lake to the north and (con
tinued until the police arrived in response
to a riot call and iuelled the disturbance.
HIGH CREAM RATES ENJOINED
Jndtre Kohlaaat Ulvea Order that Will
Permit Western Companies
CHICAGO, April 15 A temporary injunc
tion restraining tho eastern railroads from
putting into effect an advance of 100
per cent in milk and butter freight
rates was granted by Judge Kohlaaat yes
terday in the United States circuit court.
The bill for a permanent injunction waa
filed by the Beatrice Creamery company
and the Blue Valley Creamery company,
following an announcement by the Michi
gan Central, Grand Trunk and I'ere Mar
quette roads of a 100 vr cent ad
vance. In the hill the roads were ac
cused of conspiracy to ralBO the rates in
violation of the Sherman anti-trust law.
Tin' advance was hcdul. tl to go into
effect today, but the injunction will pre
vent any change of rates until the hearing
of the case for a permanent injunction
come up on May 1
LAND FOR LANDLESS
Bill for Opening Three Million Acret
F&sscs the Senate.
PAST OF INDIAN RESERVATION
Some Changes in Boundaries From
the Original Measure.
ACTION AT REQUEST OF INDIANS
House Committee Acts Favorably on
Omaha Indian Bill.
BROADER THAN SENATE MEASURE
(rants niaht to Appeal From Cour
of Claims to the opreme Court
-Two Nebraskan Are
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. April 15.-tSpeclal Tele
gram.i The bill providing for the opening
of the surplus and unallotted lands on the
Cheyenne river and Standing Rock Indian
reservations. Introduced In the senate by
Gamble, passed that body today. The bill
carries an appropriation of 1116. 000 for the
payment for school lands reserved to the
states and IHi.ooO for appraisement, classi
fication, surveying and allotlng of addi
tional lands, the latter nniount . reimburs
able from the funds of the Indians, In all
A number of miner changes have been
made In the boundaries as provided in the
hill and as originally reported from the
senate committee. In order to meet the
desires of the Indians ot both reservations.
These changes were agreed upon after a
full conference between Senator Gamble,
Commissioner Leupp, Major McLaughlin,
the inspector who negotiated the agree
ments, and representatives of the Indians
from both tribes who have been hero In
A strip of territory Immediately north of
the Cheyenne river In the southwestern
corner of the reservation embracing the
Cherry cieek district has been excluded
from the bill as originally r. ported and an
additional tier of townships In lieu thereof
on the western border of the diminished
reservation are added to the opened area.
Two and one-half townships In the south
western corner of the Standing Rock reser
vation are to be added to the diminished
The total area to be opened by this bill
Is practically 3.000.O00 acres, being a tract
about ninety miles long and about forty
miles wide, covering the western portion
of tho prcsVrit reservation and a strip
eighteen miles wide between the tw.- reser
vations extending east to the Missouri
Better Mall Facilities.
Senator Burkctt, who has been devoting
much time to securing belter mail facili
ties between Lincoln and Chicago, was to
day advised by Second A-slslant Post
master General MeCleary that arrange--menu
have been made whereby the Lincoln
office. In addition to pouching to Chleagi
city direct, will make a pouch for station
"U," which Is located In the Union station
at Chicago, to Include all mall for pntnts
east and southeast of Chicago. This will
remedy the trouble complained of ro far as
the postal authorities are able to do o.
The people of Lincoln wanted th B lr
llngtnn to hold train No. 8 at Omaha, for
connection with train No. 12, which Is tho
Denver train, but this the railroad Com
pany was unwilling to do.
Senator Bnrkett Is advised that H. L.
Combs, substitute railway postal clerk of
Annum, has been given a regular appoint
ment and assigned to the Lincoln and
Kansas City railway postofflre.
Omaha Indian Bill Reported.
Representative Boyd has secured a favor
able report on his bill to permit the Omaha
tribe of Indians to submit their claims to
the United States court of appeals with the
additional privilege of an appeal to the
I'nited States supreme court and the meas-
' ure is now on the calendar. Judge Boyd,
wlio has worked xealously to get a favor
able report on the bill aaid today that he
now has strong hop-s of securing Us final
passage at this session, unless the general
filibuster on practically all measures being
conducted by democrats Is to be continued
to the close of the session.
Two members of the Omaha tribe of In
dians. Messrs. Springer and Brownrtgg,
arrived In Washington yesterday and this
morning worn taken to the) White House by
I Representative Boyd to pay their respecls
I to tho president. Senator Meserve, who Is
Mr. Boyd's guest, was also of th party
which tailed upon Mr. Roosevelt.
Senator Brown Is advised that pensions
have been allowed Nehraskans as follows:
Mrs. Rhoda Beard, Omaha. S; John F.
Young. Soldiers' Home, Burkett, 30, and
Mrs. Mary G. Kelser. Kearney, $8, and Z
for each of three minor children. ,
.Two .ebraskana Kndoraed.
There seems to lie some doubt as to what
the Nebraska delegation did regarding tho
endorsement of Nehraskans for positions In
connection with the proposed participation
of the United States In an International ex
position to tie held at Toklo, Japan, In 191!.
Judge Norris. chairmun of the delegation,
sas that they decided to endorse J. A.
Wakefield of Omaha for commissioner gen
eral, and William C.cddos of Grand Island
for one of the six commlssloncrshlps to be
appointed by tho secretary of state. The
appointment of a commissioner general and
an assistant commissioner general are pres
idential, while the six commissioners will
be choBen by the secretary of state. Just
at present the bill creating these Jobs lies
peacefully slumbering In the select commit
tee on industrial arts and expositions, with
no Immediate sign that action will be had
at this seselon.
Rural free delivery carrier appointed:
Nebraska Fail field, Route 3, Karly C.
Spicer, carrier; Fred C. Scott, substitute.
Gothenburg, Route 3, .acharlah L. Hodson,
carrier; Thomas A. llndhon. substitute;
Litchfield, Route 4, Hugh M Mallory, car
rier; A. L. Ldmlalon, substitute. South
Dakota Tyndall, Route 4. James A. Slater,
carrier; Annie IC. Slater, substitute. Spring
field. Route 3, John R. Jones, carrier; Lau
rence Jones, substitute.
Rural route No. 1! has been ordered estab
lished June 1 at Lake Amirs, Charles Mix
county. South Dakota, serving too peopl
and t'j families.
Delegate t.o I ulnatrneted.
I.AWP.K.M'i;, Mass.. April ll.-l'iiin-struct
id di'l.gatis to the republican l.a
tional convention wire elected at the Fifth
Masaachusetts district republican conven
tion hero today. A resolution endorsing th
candidacy ot Secretary Taft was UblsO.
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