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VOL. XXXVII XO. 2ol.
OMAHA, FIJI DAY MORNING, AV1UL 17, 1908 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE C01V TWO CENTS.
FEW MORE NEW LAWS
Leaden of Confess Balk at Presi
dent'i Leg-iilative Program.
MAHTf , MEASURES TURNED DOWN
Injunction and Traffic Pool Bills
Among Those Doomed.
CURRENCY BILL TO PAS3
Child Labor Bill and Preliminary
Tariff Bill Also to Pass.
BRYAN TALKS OF THE SITUATION
Nehraskaa Thinks Kxecutlve Itlaht
In torn Instance" and Wioig In
Others He Also ' ,Te
WASlllXOTOV , of
coirs rest have n ,, at
several Inns wh. ' t
enacted at this o .
througli, A reeepltutr-";
the session ends cm
have failed to past mn,
rortant measured reeo,.
president. They are as
Restricting fhe power of u
In the Issuance of Injunction . dis
putes; amending the antl-tru'- .s so as
to establish a system of federal licenses
for Interstate corporations; to enable the
railroads to form traffic associations so as
to secure greater stability of rates and re
turns; to remove some of the restrictions
from combinations of labor to prohibit
the railroads from blacklisting union em
ployes: empowering the Interstate Com
merrf commission to control future issues
of stocks and bonds of railroad property";
to permit the attorney general to name one
of the receivers appointed for Insolvent fall
road; to remove the duty on wood pulpj
to provide tor the construction of four
battleships tnstead of two; to establish
postal savings banks.
These are the measures which the lead
ers have agreed la put througli. If possible:
Making more clastic currency; granting
compensation to govcrnmcr.t employes In
jured while In the government service; pro
hibiting child labor In the District of
Columbia; authorising the ways and means
committee of the lioi.so and the finance
committee of the senate to give hearings
preliminary to a revision of the tariff;
appropriating a sum sufficient to enable
the Inland Waterways commission to con
tinue the work on which it started last
IIOI SK PAJSF.R THH ' A V A I, BILL
Provision Imlilna fiaksisrlae Boats
la Holland Tre Stricken .Out.
WASHINGTON. April lti.-The loi.g exist
ing controvert) an to whether the I'nlted
htutcs navy should have submarine tor
pedo boats of the Holland type, as recom
ii:endei1 by the cormilttee on naval affairs,
y.hh stltlt'U in (ho house of representatives
tudsy when after a lengthy and lively de
ii'''ih arovUrt limit I n the;; secretary tf
t)i' levy to purchase, only boats of the
1'nl'and type was stricken ojt. Thrs effect
nf 'this action Was to give the secretary a
Cite hand in (he selection of submarine
''I he members haggled over almost every
i'.i'c of the three pages of the bill remain
ing, to h dlxposcd of when the house met,
but the principal action was that with re
hhmI ( the submarine.
A humorous speech by Mr. Williams, in
which he had several friendly clashes with
Mr. Hobson IAIhj over warship and bal
loons. coniiuande.1 the attention of the
house for some time.
Mr. Tawney vehemently opposed adoption
without careful investigation of an amend
nu nt by Mr. Padgett tTenn.) appropriating
M.&tsl,"" for repairs to eighteen vessels,
. ... n
among wnicn are me louowing: i no nan
Francisco. t'VQ.IW; Kaltimore, 0S3.30O; Ala-
bama. i7.6O0; Illinois. 7,600; Iowa. 1S67.600;
Kearsarge. HTJ.GOo: Kentucky, 671.W; Ben
nington, $1:6, 7V. The money Is to be paid
out of : the appropriation of $8,000,000 for
construction and repair of vessels. The
amendment Was adopted without division.
Following a speech by Mr. Bartlett (Ga.)
condemning the president's special message
atking for four battleships and making a
ploft for a policy of peace, consideration of
tb blS was concluded and It waa passed
' under a suspension of the rules, the Idea
being to forestall the democrats In the mat
ter of unneoeasary roll calls. The vote re
sulted: Yeas. S64; nay, 12.
To th ajrprlse of everyone Mr. Williams
did not Insist on a roll call on a motion to
take a recess and accordingly at t:K p. in.
the house recessed until 11:30 tomorrow,
when the diplomatic and consular appro
priation bill will be taken up. t
BRYA GIVF.9 VIEW OF DECISION
Think rtKM thonla Hot Roi
llv4 Laboring; Men.
JACKSON. Mich., April 11 William J.
Bryan, after reading tha dispatch , from
Washington relative to th probable action
by congrss on a number of measure
which th president haa particularly urged,
('think the president and congress ar
right on Some of those question and wrong
on others. For Instance, I think that con
gress was wrong In not relieving the labor
ing men from th operation of government
hv Injunction and the anti-truat law. I
think the president was wrong In tying the
labor proposition to the proposition In re
gard to the trusts. His plan relating to
the trusts waa, I think. In favor of the
trusts rather than against them. The two
propositions ought to be considered sep
arately and each upon It own merit. I
think congress is wrong In opposing the
measure to prevent the watering of stock
and tnat th president la right in endeavor
ing to prevent rhlld labor In th District of
Columbia. I am glad that congress and
the president agreed about th Improve
ment of th Inland waterway and th
quantity of compensation to ampjoye In
jured, In public aervio. This does not cover
lb whole ground, but It 1 what I mean
when 1 say congress and th president are
right In some things and wrong In other.
GREAT NORTHWEST CATHEDRAL
Contract Let for Million-Dollar Edl-
fie la Helena for Chnrrh
' and School.
HELENA. Monl., April l.Th , Right
Iter. John P. Carroll, bishop of Helena, to
day announced that th contract for th
construction of th new 11.000,000 cathedral
aria th Catholic High school hav been
awarded. Work will begin on th high
school building: today and it completion
Will be In time for th fall term. Th con
struction ef th cathedral will eommtnee
May IS. and will b finished In two year,
the latter' to b known a th Cathedral of
the Sacred Heart, and will b th moot
magnificent church odlflc. it la claimed,
la tha north! .
SUMMARY OF THE BEE
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FOR OMAHA, COUNCIL RLfFFB ANT)
VICINITY Fair Friday, rising temperature.
FOR NK BR ASK A Partly cloudy Friday.
FOR IOWA-ParNy cloudy Friday, rising
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
f. a. m 4'
a. m 4
7 a. m ,
8 a. m t 41
10 e m 7 44
11 n. m 47
12 m W
1 p. m f3
2 p. m 6
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4 p. m 61
5 p. ni t
p. m M
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9 p. m 04
ttor Day Saints vote down proposa.
limit property to be owned by mem
bers. Tf 1
State police are ordered to Chester to
quell the strike. Two men are shot.
Leaders of congress serve notice upon
the president what measurea they will
pass and what they will not pas Fags 1
Minnesota republicans endorse Secretary
Taft for the presidency. Paa;e 1
Report Secretary Taft will resign from
the cabinet July 1 regardless of the prog
ress of his political aspirations at that
time and that Asalstant Secretary of War
Bacon will be his successor. Pag 1
Mr. Bryan is much surprised at the
action of the Michigan state committee
in fnlllnjr to endorse him. He will not
discuss the New York situation. Fag 1
Ferdinand Schumacher, the "oatmeal
king." Is dead, at his home In Akron. O.
Sunday trials have hard sledding In
tlie Kansas City court. - Fag; 1
Head of Submarine Boat company testi
fies on stand why he took Journey to
Cuba. Fag- 1
Gold shipments are headed toward Eu
rope. Fag 1
Members of American Bankers' Asso
ciation commission call upon President
Roosevelt while In Washington, oppos
ing the Aldrlch bill. Faff X
New sect called Dreamers found to vio
late the laws of the land In Manitoba.
. Members of the new Knglish cabinet
take their seals of office. Fag 1
. Establishment in Omaha of big wool
market will lead to establishment of
textile mills and factories here, npiy wool
men, providing power la cheap enough,
and President F. A. Nash of the electric
light and- power com r any says power Is
as cheap here IV afiy Where. ' '. f Fag 1
Kloplng pair from Lincoln are bagged
by Omaha detectives on advice from girl's
father and taken back to the paternal
home. Fag S
Severla Colombo Is sentenced to life im
prisonment for murder of Joseph Florenza
in East Omaha last January. Fag 7
Installation of Barclay automatic print
ers by Western Union Telegraph company
n many of Its trunk lines will tend to
relieve the situation caused by luck of
sufficient operators. Faa S
COUXEBCIA.X. AXO UrSUSTKIAX.
Live stock markets. . Fag 9
Grain markets. Faf 9
Stocks and bonds. Fag 9
If OYEMEHTB OF OOXAJT ITI4X8XIJB,
I NKW YORK FurneMla
Kw York Bi.itnd.m
NF.W YORK Rtubllc
SOI THAMPTON.. Oceanic Majeatlc
I'HKHBOl KG ... K. Wilh.lm II
GKNOA Renla D" Italia..
URKMEN K. W. der Uroaae.
FORTY JAPS PERISH IN SLIDE
Two Car Killed With Laborers Swept
Into Alberta Canyon-.
CALGARY. Alberta. April 16. One of th
worst snowslldes in the history of the
Canadian Pacific railroad occurred this
week near Alberta canyon, in the Cascade
mountains, sweeping away two boarding
cars filled with Japanese laborers and
carrying them down the mountainside.
The number that perished is not known,
as all telegraph wires were carried down
with the slide, but It Is believed that, at
least forty Japanese were In it. Only five
bodies wer recovered.
MURDER IN FRONT OF CHURCH
Members of Coaarresratloa Hear Cries,
Minister to Victim and Cap
PITT8BURQ. Pa., April 11-Dtirtng serv
Ices at the Hop church, between Hayes
and Wlllock stations, near here, last night,
a Hungarian miner shot and killed a com
panion In front ot the edifice. The dying
man's cries attracted th congregation,
which rushed from th church greatly
alarmed. Th horrified church-goer min
istered to th victim and captured tha
STEAMERS IN A COLLISION
Monterey, Boand for Havana, Crashes
Into I'nlted State, Boand
NEW YORK, April 16.-Whlle outbound
for Havana today the steamer Monterey
collided with the Scandinavian line steamer
I'nlted States, outward bound for Copen
hagen Both steamers were damaged, the
I'nlted States is aground on the west edge
of th main channel about two mile south
of Westbank light. The Monterey with
railing smashed and a dent In Its bow, la
being towed back to port by three tugs.
HUGE STEAMERSJN PROSPECT
Two-Thonsnnd-Koot Vaasela In (on
temptation by the Whit
LIVERPOOL. April ls.-Th new l.OUO-foot
steamship, the construction of which Is to
be commenced later In the year, for the
Whit Star llr.e. will be named th Olympic
It Is possible that two leviathans of this
sis will be built and their speed probably
will be twenty "knots sn hour. The vessels
ar destined for th Southampton-New York
VIOLENCE IN ClIESTERSTRIKE
Two Men Shot While Attempting to
COMPANY CENSURED FOR ACTION
City Aatborltlr (oadema Effort to
Hesnme Traffic Wlthoot Permis
sion Mra Mot Seriously
CHESTER, Pa., April 1. The most seri
ous disturbance which has marked the
trike of the motormen and conductors of
the Chester Trsction company occurred
carry today, during which two employes of
the company were shot, but not seriously
Injured. The company attempted to operate
a car and William Borgmann, who acted
as motorman, was shot In the foot during
an attack on the trolley by a large crowd
of strike sympathizers. Earlier In the day
William Grlesemer, a claim agent of the
company, waa shot In the leg; whll leading
a squad of forty men who had been Im
ported to take the places of the strikers
to the car barn.
Disorder was spasmodic during the night,
but the serious .outbreak began with the
attack on the Imported men shorUy before
5 a. m. An attempt to lead the men from
the hotel at which they were quartered to
the car barn by way of back streets was
discovered by the strikers and their sympa
thizers and In a hand-to-hand fight the
imported workers were routed and driven
to shelter in the barn. Grlesemer, who was
in charge, was struck by a bullet and h
Waa helped into the barn.
Striker Swarm A boot Car..
The company at once decided to start
out a Car and at 6 o'clock it ran from the
barn with Borgrnann as motorman and
another Imported man as conductor. The
car had not gon far when it was attacked.
Men swarmed aboard from all sides. The
tfolley pole was pulled from the wire, the
controller was taken from Borgmann and
the crowd began to beat him and the con
ductor. Bricks, pieces of lead pipe and
other missiles were thrown and every Win
dow In the car was broken. A number of
revolver shots were fired and one bullet
struck Borgmann In the foot. A strong
detachment of police rushed up and after
considerable effort succeeded In driving
the crowd back. The car was left standing
on the track and Borgmann and the con
ductor were hurried Into the barn.
The police roped off the streets adjacent
to the barn and are now on guard about
the building. Mayor Johnson came to the
scene and st-ongly condemned the trac
tion company for attempting to resume
service without his permission. The mayor
then called a meeting of the police commit
tee of the city council to consider the situa
tion. The strike began on Monday, owing to
the refusal of the employes to accept a
reduction in wages. The compsny mlsrj
operates lines between Philadelphia and
Chester and Chester and Wilmington, Dela.
Traffic on these roads Is also suspended.
Request for Mllltla Made.
President Rlgg of the Chester Traction
company requested Mayor Johnson to ask
that a detail of 100 stato policemen be sent
here. , Mayor Johnson refused because h
said he feared the presenne.-of ifce tat
police might cause another outbreak.
Thereupon Mr. Rlgg telnphoned to Governor
Btuart at Harrisburg and requested that a
regiment of the state national guard be or
dered out. The result of the telephone talk
Is not known.
President Rlgg said today later that no
further attempt will be made to operate
tho.cars until protection is obtained.
Governor Stuart this afternoon ordered
three companies of state police to proceed
to this city to maintain the peace.
RUSSIANS. INVADING PERSIA
Troop Cross Frontier to Pnnlah Knrds
Mho Attacked Town of
TIFLES. Xranscaucasia, April Rus
sian troopsf'have Invaded Persian territory
In the-Vicinity of Lenkoran, a port on the
Caspian sea, for the purpose of punishing
Kurdish raiders. This step was taken in
consequence of the renewal of the attack
upon the Russian garrison at Beleusvar, a
frontier post. Tbe trouble began April 13,
when a detachment of Russian troop from
Helousvar met a band of Kurdish brigands
and lost several men In the subsequent
fighting. The brigands also suffered. They
prepared to attack Beleuavar In force In
revenge for their treatment by the Rus
sian soldiers, and they descended on the
garrison In large numbers.
Orders were Issued for the garrison, which
Is supported by artillery, to enter Persian
territory and punish the Kurds. The Rus
sians in force then crossed the frontier
snd destroyed several villages. They also
scattered the Kurds, who numbered In all
According to the latest - reports received
at Tiflns, th Russians are still continuing
The people of Boleusvar tiave telegraphed
to 8t. Petersburg appealing for Immediate
protection. Cossacks have been sent Into
the districts to preserve order. Th whole
of th frontier la In a state of alarm. .
COLOMBIA ON VERGE OF WAR
Official Traats Have Rained Boslness
and People Aro Mneb Dis
contented In llepnblle.
PANAMA, April 14. Aevlees received here
today from Bosrota, the capital of Colombia,
are that President Reyes has left the city
for the Atlantic coast ostensibly to en
deavor to remedy the, present economic
crisis In that region. There was great dis
satisfaction In Colombia against what has
been termed there th "official trusts"
which hav ruined private enterprises, and
a revolution waa Imminent.
PREMIER'S BROTHER JAILED
Alesander ftoiypla Sentenced for
Week and to Pay Flaa of
ST. PETMRSBCRQ. April 1.-Alexsnder
Stolypln, th well-known publicist and
brother of the Russian premier, has been
sentenced to on week's Imprisonment and
to pay a fin of 150 for libelling Paul Bu
latxel, the noted reactionary leader. The
libel was contained In an article published
In the Novo Vremya replying to attacks
mad up th premier In th reactionary
organ, Znamya. v
THREE GENERALS LEAVE ARMY
Rnaslaa OfBcora Who Worn Implicated
In' H event Dnel la Pri
ST. PETERSBURG. April 1-Ti.e re
tirement from th army for "prlvat rea
sons" of Generals Fock. Smirnoff and
Relsa is gasetted today In th Russky in
valid. Th three officers receive pensions
and ar entitled to war th army uniform.
GRAND JURY! FINISHES WORK
frrnl Additional UilMinrata Re
turned Aanlust Men In
fllCH'X FALI.S, 8. D., April t.-(Speclal.)
The I'nlted States grand Jury, which con
vened In Sioux Falls Tuesday of luRt week,
has made Ita final report to Judge Carland.
after whlcti it whi discharged for the term.
In making Its final teport the Brand jury
returned Indictments In the canes of the
Enoch Monteau, larceny of homes and
colts from Julia, Richards on the Pine Ridge
reservation; Clarence t'olvln. William Ad
ams, William George and Robert George,
Joint Indictment containing two counts,
theft of stock from Rosebud reservation;
Joseph Hoff, Introducing liquor Into the
Cheyenne River Indian reservation; White
Eagle, Introducing liquor Into the Rosebud
"No bills" were returned In the cases of
Joe' Valandry, Thomas Gordon. R. K.
Holmes and Emma Fields, alias Mrs. W. 8.
Fields. The latter was charged with having
taken from the postoffice at Lilly, Day
county, a letter sent from Chicago and di
rected to Mrs.'M. K. Flsk of Lilly. The
letter contained a check for $V30 and the
accused was charged with having embex
sled the same.
Clarence Colvln. Vllham Adams, William
George and Robert tlforge, against whom
Indictments were retimed, are alleged to
have been membera of the old "Jack" Sulfy
gang of horse and! tattle "rustlers," and
during the last year or two have caused
the authorities of the Missouri river section
of South Dakota considerable trouble.
Clara J. Knitted, a Russian-American girl
18 years of age, whose home Is In Hutch
inson county, was arraigned before Judge
Carland and entered a pica of guilty to an
Indictment charging mr with having raised
a money order, which had 'been purchased
by her father at the Freeman postoffice,
from $1 to 15. Judge Carland Imposed a
fine of $25, and this the girl paid and the
case against her was dismissed.
SUNDAY CASEJJURY DISMISSED
Jodse Porterfletd Immediately Begins
Trial of Another Defendnnt
on Santa Charier.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 16.-Notwlth-standing
Judge Fortrfield In his Instruc
tions had said plainly the Sunday law had
been violated, the Jury In the first theatrical
case to be tried here, stood ten for acquit
tal and two for conviction. After remain
ing out ten hours they reported Inability
to agree and were discharged late last
night. ' '
This result In the first of the 2.000 cases
growing out of the Indictments brought
following Jtrlge WllllsmiH. Wallace's cam
paign for law enforcement, will doubtless
have an Impjrtaat bearing on those yet
to be tried. Ira Judge Porterfleld's court,
to which a doien; eases - had been trans
ferred by Judge Wallace, eight other in
dicted theatrical men will be tried Imme
diately. Thr-e had previously been dis
missed for lack, of evidence.
The case of Martin Lehman, manager
of the Orpheum theater, charged with per
mitting his theater to run on Sunday was
begun when court Qjned today. A Jury
was Immediately secu4 and the taking of
evidence 'was begurttvi, . , -
But two witnesses were examined when
the defense moved that the case be dis
missed for lack of evidence. Judge Por
terfield so ordered and the case ended
abruptly. The witnesses had testified that
they saw Lehman at the theater on the
Sunday in question, but were unable to
state positively whether or not he was
managing the house.
After the discharge of Lehman, a third
case was called, that of a ticket seller.
charged with selling tickets on Sunday.
BRYAN SURPRISED AT ACTION
Refnsal of Mlrhlsran Committee to En
dorse Him Cause Him Some
LANSING, Mich., April 1.-Wllliam Jen
nings Bryan, who spoke here last night,
and was the central figure of a great demo
cratic celebration did not learn until 2
o'clock this morning that the democratic
state central committee had yesterday af
ternon refuied to endorse his candidacy
for the presidential nomination. When
told of the comlt tee's refusal he was visibly
surprised snd declared that It would have
been well within the province of the com
mittee to have taken such action. In
this connection he pointed but that tha
Minnesota state central committee had en
dorsed Governor Johnson.
JACKSON, Mich., April 18. W, J. Bryan
was given an enthusiastic welcome by a
large crowd when he arrived here today.
.When approached for an expression in
regard to the action of the New Tork dem
ocratic state convention he refused abso
lutely to discuss the matter of make any
statement In regard to It. He admitted
that he had read th newspaper reports of
the convention carefully, but stood fast on
his determination not to discuss the same,
saying he did not care to- Indulgn In any
OATMEAL KING PASSES AWAY
Maa Who Started Breakfast Food
Bnslaeas In America Dies
at Akron, O-
AKRON. O., April 16 Ferdinand Schu
macher,' known as the "oatmeal king of
America," from having founded the break
fast food business In this country, died un
expectedly at his homj here last night.
Ha was 83 years old March 30 last. He re
tired from business some years ago after
having disposed of his largo Interests. He
came to America from Hanover, Germany,
in 10, and settled on a farrr near Cleve
land, but later embarked In the grocery
trade, and In ISM began the manufacture
of oatmeal In this city on a small scale.
The. business grew until several large mills
were erected and later were destroyed by
Schumacher waa also prominent as being
an original prohibitionist. He. gave large
sums for educational and charitable pur
poses. BACON MAY SUCCEED TAFT
Friends of Aaalatant Secretary
State Receive laformatloa of
Change J air First.
BOSTON. Mas.. April 1&-The intimate
personal friends of Assistant Secretary of
Stat Bacon, formerly of Boston, have re
ceived Information which leads them to be
lieve that Mr. Bacon will become secretary
of war about July 1 next, succeeding Sec
retary Taft, who is understood to be desir
ous of retiring from tha cabinet at that
time. The determination of Secretary Taft
to retlr 1 said to be quit definite and Is
understood not to be dependent upon tb
J outcom of th national convention.
MILLS FOLLOW WOOL MARKET
Factories Will Come to Omaha, Now
that Railroads Act.
NO POWER TBOUBLE, SAYS NASH
That Will Not Stand In the Way. Ite
Amerta, of A ay F.nterprlae
1'omlhar .Into This
Wool men say textile mills and factories
will follow -the wool market to Omaha if
they can secure power as cheap In Omnha
as they secure It In the manufacturing
towns and clfJes of New England.
F. A. Nash, of the Omaha Klectrlc LiRht
and Power company, says: "No factory lias
ever been kept out of Omaha because of
the cost of power, and no factory need
hesitate to locate here because of power
cost." ' '
.To the Commercial club of Omaha and
wool growers association. It looks like fac
tories will open here.' and make tho goods
near the fields supplying the raw material,
and in the very center of the territory
where ' their products are consumed.
In the face of tho water power situation
and the probability that" a power plant
will fce built on the Loup river by private
enterprise. It Is apparent to he Commercial
club that Omaha will not only have cheaper
power than at present, but , more of It.
Mr. Nash's statement, however, Is taken
to mean that rates will bp made to any
factory which will successfully compete
with any rates made In the east.
Besides the probability that factories will
be opened In Omaha, the location of of
fices of a large number of wool commis
sion firms is assured, according to Cnnm!s
sloner J. M. Guild, who, with a special com
mittee of the club, secured the adjustment
of rates which has made the wool ware
Hates Illshlr Satisfactory.
"The storage-ln-translt rates are highly
satisfactory to the wool growers as well
as to the Commercial club," said a mem
ber of the committee.
"But as the years go on there will be a
demand for local rates on wool to Omaha,
with proportional rates out of Omaha to
the east. This will make a much more
active market, as such rates have for the
grain dealers, but the time Is not ripe to
expect such rates at present. Tho rail
roads which bring the wool Into Omaha
will take out an equal amount under the
present arrangement, but when the local
rates to Omaha are made all wool will be
consigned to Omaha, sold to whoever pays
the price on the competitive market and
used in factories In Omaha or forwarded
, "The 'pirate' lines would have an oppor
tunity to secure the wool traffic to the
east if the local rates were made. These
lines which are called 'pirates' are tho
roads which do not originate wool or grain,
but which come to the Missouri river and
compete for tha traffic to the east. The
'pirates' at Omaha are the Great Western,
Milwaukee St. Paul, Illinois Central and
Wabash. They secure a large amount of
the grain brought to Omaha by the origi
nating lines, but the lines which originate
grain and wool may also secure the haul
east, , as in . tho cas of the Northwestern
anu ourungion especially, i .. unacrsiana
th Burlington secures every year more
grain for transportation to the east than
it originates in the territory west of the
Roads for tho Wool.
"The Union Pacific will be the wool line
for Omaha,i as far as we can see now.
But the Burlington from the Black Hills
and the Northwestern from the hills coun
try and Montana, will bring In an Immense
amount of wool. Of course, the Union Pa
cific ends at Omaha, but its connecting
lines will secure the wool shipments to the
That the Commercial club is doing ef
fective work for a greater Omaha Is shown
In the faot that this year it has encour
aged and fostered not only the wool ware
house proposition, but the railroad shops
at Seymour park, or iRalston; the cracker
factory and a large cracker and confec
tionery sales agency. For all of these en
terprises the Commercial club has been
enabled to do something either In the mat
ter of rates or location.
LITTLE DAMAGE TO SMELTER
Montana Floods Have Caused Serious
Trouble Near Great Falls
Work of Repair.
GREAT FAXifi, Mont., April 16.-The
flood waters from Lake Hauser dam have
reached and fare passing here without In
flicting any . great damage, the dynamite
deepened channel of the river, having
prove of sufficient slse to carry the flood
quite ' satisfactorily. Ooneral Manager
Qoodale of the Boston) & Montana com
pany Is authority for the statement that the
largo smelting plant will suffer absolutely
no Injury. -
Th situation at Craig Is one of great
seriousness. The flood haa resulted In the
practical destruction of the town and Its
100 or more Inhabitants have formed a
temporary refuge on on of tha hillsides.
With the exception of the school house,
practically every business house haa been
destroyed. It is Impossible to estimate the
losa of ranchmen, many of whose herds,
buildings and haystacks were washed away.
Already the. work of repairing the dam has
begun. General, Manager Gerry estimates
that tha atructure can bo repaired In six
months at a cost of m000.
POSTAL BANKBILL FAVORED
Measure Drafted by Senator Carter
, Heaorted from Committee
la the Senate.
WASHINGTON. April 16. The senate
committee on postoffice and post roads
today voted to report favorably the postal
savings bank bill drafted by a subcommit
tee of which Senator Carter was chairman.
An amendment was adopted changing the
name of the proposed Institutions to postal
depositories, which meets the objections
raised against the bill by bankers. The
amendment doc not alter tha purposes
of tha bill, the objocts of which are to
furnish convenient depositories for the
mall savings of people remote from ade
quate banking facilities.
SUBMARINES STRICKEN OUT
Previaloa for Eight Boat of This
CTane Taken from Naval
WASHINGTON. April 1.-The house to
day struck out of the nsval bill the pro
vision for eight submarine torpedo boats.
Th submarine provision later was
restored In the naval bill, but without au
thority to the secretary of th navy to
select only th Holland type.
NO LIMIT PLACED ON WEALTH
Committee Reports Adversely on
Property Limitation of
INPEPKNDF.NCK. Mo.. April lR.-(8pe-clal
Telegram. V At the afternoon business
session of the Conference of the Reorgan
ised Latter Day ?nlnts today a number of
reports In the nature of routine business
were listened to. Among olhers was a re
port from the general bishopric, to whom
had been referred the resolutions on tem
poral equality, attempting to fix n stand
ard of wealth, said standard of wraith to
be the same as is virtually maintained by
the missionaries, who have for their family i
an allowance of $17 per month for a wifo
and t for each child. The bishopric re
ported adversely to the adoption of these
resolutions, claiming that they would prove
a barrier and not a help to the financial
department; that such resolutions sre not
n harmony with the law of Christ or the
books of the church. Thf bishopric's report
stated that the law of the church provides
for the apportionment of stewardships, such
stewardships being such as to develop to
the fullest extent possible the talents of
each Individual to produce for the good of
Following the reading of this report a
number of young men were ordained to
various offices In tM church. The follow
ing were ordained to high priests, the or
dination being performed by members of
the quorum of twelve apostles: Harry K.
French of Columbus, O. ; Sidney Pitt, sr.,
of Mondamln. Ia.; J. A. Becker of Ilelolt,
O. ; Myron K. Fisher of Boston, Mass.;
John D. Suttill of Providence. R. I. The
following were ordained to the quorum of
seventy by, the same members of the
quorum of twelve: Bltrch Whiting of Be.
midjl, Minn.; L. O. Holloway of Lamonl;
Johnson Hr.y of Oklahoma. J. K. Wildrr
muth of Wisconsin, J. T. Hackett of Wis
consin. John C. Farnrielrt of Ohio. James
K. Kellcy of Lanioni. Ia., and Reese Jen
kins of Ohio. F. G. Hediick of Kansas
whs ordained to be president of the first
quorum of elders, and Karl D. Bailey of
Tulsa. Okl., as first counselor to tho presi
dent of the first quorum of ciders. The or
dinations were performed amidst greatest
solemnity, and the saints seemed to attach
agroat deal of sacredncss to thla matter.
Tho matter of procedure In church courts
was taken up and the dullest of routine
work was gono through with, adopting It
paragraph by paragraph, with such amend
ments as were proposed. The document
was not finished, but will be taken up to
morrow. Preaching In the auditorium tonight was
by Elder William Davis of Michigan. At
the same hour a meeting was held In the
basement of tho church, which was nt
tended by the. active missionaries of the
church, and the subject of advertising their
work was discuHaed. It was In the nature
of an experience meeting.
It Is expected by. many of the delegates
that tomorrow's session will close the con
ference, though soine of the officials are
Inclined to think it wfll take until Saturday
to close conference bhalness.
DREAMERS VIOLATE THE LAW
Sooth Dakota Man Head of
Sect that Interprets
Visions. i, .
MEDICINE HAT, Manitoba, April 16. At
the trial of tho nine mcmhers of tha sect
known as "dreamers" for burning John
Lehr's home, south of here the testimony
revealed that members of the order had to
obey the Instructions of the leader, who
ordered his followers to destroy, Lehr's
home and elay his family at midnight be
cause Lehr refused to Join the congrega
tion and was heretic. Michael Prost's testi
mony was the most sensational. He said
he had been a dreamer, but severed his
connection with the organization when the
members began talking of burning and kill
ing. Ho stated that Jacob Mcrkles and
David Ilaufman of Java, 8. D., were the
heads of the order. Merklea was the "Sun"
and Haufman the "Moon." At tho Satur
day meetings dreams were told by members
and Interpreted by young Mcrkles. The
dreamer had to carry out the purpose of
his dream as Instructed.
M'CARREN GOT TOO "FLOSSY"
I' Mirms. i onnrr. . unnunaii
! Have Been Olvlnar Slate Sen
NEW YORK. April 16. Chairman Con
nor of the state democratic committee ap
peared at the headquarters In the Hotel
Victoria this afternoon and when questioned
about Ae action of the convention last
night, declared that action in the case of
Senator MeCarren was entirely Justified.
"Pat MeCarren Is not as dangerous outside
of the organisation as he Is inside," said he.
"He has traded time and time again with
the republicans and has sold out democrats.
This Is wrong and the democrats of Brook
lyn wanted him removed. I want to have
these fellows understand that If you want
to be a democrat you have got to be a loyal
democrat. If you can't be a loyal demo
crat out you go."
"Is there any break between you and
Charles F. Murphy?"
"No, no break. A cannon ball couldn't
RAILROAD TRAFFIC IMPROVES
Volume of Bnslness Offered Through
Southwest Reported oa
NEW TORK, April 16 A. J. Davidson,
president of tho St. Louis eV Ban Fran
cisco Railroad company, who Is hr the city
sfter atrip through the southwest, said
In an Interview that he had never seen
the country through which he traveled
looking better.' . Ho found, the farmers
optimistic and preparing In many cases
to plunt a larger acreage than a year
ago. He reported the condition of winter
Wheat excellent In thea ections he visited.
There had unquestionably been an Im
provement In the volume of traffic offered
to the railroads In the last sixty day
and Improvement, he thought, would con
tinue. GRAIN OPERATORS CONVICTED
Minneapolis Mea Fouad Gallty of Se-
MINNEAPOU8. April 1S.-Hnrbert F.
Robinson, J. L. Layne and F. E. Holllday
were found guilty yesterday on an Indict
ment charging conspiracy. The defendants
operated what purported to be a grain
brokerage business In an office In the
Ouaranty Loan building, In th year 16.
Th federal authorities are of the opinion
that defendants secured from $71,000 to $100,
000 through their exploits. John Hogan
forfeited his ball and did not appear for
NORTH STAR FOR TAFT
Secretary of War Will Oet Twenty.
Two Votes From Minnesota,
INSTRUCTIONS ARE SPECIFIC
Delegate! Are to Support Him Until
He is Selected by Convention.
TARIFF REVISION IS FAVORED
New Schedules Prepared by Repub
lican Congress Are Wanted.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ENDORSED
Rfforl to Katabllsh Sonnrt Klnnnrlal
Kyatcm and Itegnlate) Corpora
tlons Arc Especially
MINNEAPOLIS. April N.-The Minnesota
republican stato convention today elected
four delcgatei-at-large to the national con
vention at ChloHgo ar.d instructed them to
vote for the nomination of Secretary of War
Tali until he la "selected by the conven
The action of the convention today In
sures that twenty-two voles or Minnesota
In the national convention will be cast for
the secretary of war, as all the eighteen
district delegates are under Taft Instiuc- '
In addition to naming delcgatcs-at-largc,
the convention today named four alternates-at-large,
nominated eleven presidential elec
tors, adopted a platform erlorslng the
administration of President 'Hoosevelt,
"cseclally his efforts for the establishment
of a sound financial system, the enforce
ment of the laws and proper regulation of
corporations," and declared for a revision
of the tariff by a republicaneongress.
The convention also Instructed the Minne
sota delegation to offer to the national
convention the historic table that was used
by the chairmen of the national conventions
in 1S9:', 18;, 110 and 19fM. This tublo was
made In 1S92 by students lni th Minneapolis
The dele gates-at-large are:
Frank B. Kellogg ef 8t. Taul. Walter
W. Heffelfinger of Minneapolis, Htate
Senator Frank K. Putnam of Kluo Earth
and K. 11. Hawkins of Ulwablk. .
Dr. A. B. Cble. chairman of the stale
central committee, called the convention to
order and on behalf of the committee re
quested Samuel P. Snider to act as tempor
Slate for Tariff Revision.
Temporary Chairman Samuel I'. Snider
In the campaign In which wo are about
to enter this tariff principle is to he
assailed upon the one hand and defended
and maintained upon the other. In a
recent speech by the present democratic
governor of thla state, now an active demo
cratic candidate for the presidency, he
openly declared that our tariff system Is
as Iniquitous as was the farming out of
taxes In France prior to the French revolu
tion. While maintaining the tariff principle In
Its Integrity, the republican party of Mln-'
mtHCta is firmly committed to the proposi
tion that a revision of tho present schedules
shall now be made.
Another Issue, the Importance of which.
Is recognlxed by both political parties. Is
the regulation and control of great cor
porations now engaged In Interstate traffic.
That such control shall be had all are
agreed. Our beloved presidnt. now volun
tarily declining a resowal of his high office,
has Inspired republican sentiment through
the- breadth of the Innd and commanded
the confidence and respect of all parties.
It Is no longer ajmatter nf prophecy to
declare that hi successor will be his grand
coadjutor, our present secretary of war,
William H. Taft.
Attitude of Dclcgnten.
The first demonstration of enthusiasm
during the speech of Sir. finlder took plsce
when he declared that the republlran party
was committed to the doctrine that a re.
vision of the tariff should now be made.
Again the delegates applauded when he said
that the republican party was united In
the spirit of the policy that public service
corporations should he controlled, and also
to the policy that such corporations should
not be wronged.
Tho delegates also showed their approval
of his declaration for the supremacy of
the nation over the states.
John A. Dalsell of Morton was elected
temporary secretary and then the delegates
voted te dispone with the committees on
credentials and rules, as there wer no
contest for seal- State Senator Ripley
Mrower of St. Cloud was unanimously
chosen permanent chairman and Mr. Dal
sell was made permanent secretary'.
On being introduced to the convention
Senator Drower said:
In all my poli'ical life I have never be
fore seen the assembling of a convention
where with one voice they stand for one
man and that man la the matchless secre
tary of war. William 'H. Taft
There Is one concrete proposition that the
people of this state stand for. Minnesota
ssks st the hands of a republican congress
a reasonable revision of the tariff. If we
cannot get It at the hands nf the friend
of the tariff I fear for what w can expect
from Its enemle.
The committee on resolutions, with M. D.
Munn of St. Paul as chairman, was then
appointed and withdrew to draft th plat
form. While the convention was waiting for th
platform addresses were made by the men
who had been elected delcgates-at-iarge.
Congressman J. Adam Rede made a brief
Test of th Platform.
The platform was then read and adopted
by a rlHlng vole. It says:
We heartily commend tho splendid admin
istration of President Roosevelt aiid espe
cially his efforts for the establishment of a
sound financial syaicm, tho enforcement of
the laws and proper regulation of corpor
ations; fur free competition in business,
for the protection of property right, for
th stability of government and the main
tenance of the hlttiiuxi standard of business
integrity and civic duty.
W earnestly recommend the Improve
ment of the Mississippi river and the ex
tension and development of the eanals, to
tiie end that these great natural highways
nay be adequate for the commerce of th
We reaffirm the principles of protection
of Amortou!- labor and industries, but w
believe the time has come when there
should be g revision of tin tariff schedules
by a republican rongress.
Hon William H. Taft Is the choice of
a large majority of tbe republicans of Mill,
nesoia and of the I'nlted mates for the re
publican nomination for president; be 1
man of great learning and ability, wide ex
perience a a statesman and best qualified
to carry on the work Inaugurated by Pres
ident Roosevelt. We Uierefore Instruct our
delegates in the national convention to use
sll honorable means to secure his nomina
tion for president of the I'nlted States and
to vote for him as such nominees until se
lected by the convene Inn.
The convention then adjourned.
COLORED Mfc NOT AtiAltiST TAFT
Work of Agitators and Political Ear
mle Prove fell ore.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April la. (8pclal.)-Iri
th canvass wl ten is now In progress for
th selection of delegate to the republican
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