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OMAIIA, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 100S-TEN ' FAGES.
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CARNEGIE ON STEEL
MCUT RIDERS' SECRETS OUT
SUMMARY OF THE BEE!
AMERICAS MAKEE3 1 i ALL
Labor Coit of Ton of Steel re
Una Abroad. .
ASSWEE MADE TO JUDGE '' i
" v' '
There Art So Small Steel Mills Ex
cept Makers of Special tie.
FIGUEES GIVES SOT ACCURATE
Eellnaatra af Cost by Head of Steel
Crsw4M, Ho Say, arc
' Theee af Partle Directly
WASHINGTON. Dec. H. Thst the steel
Industry of the United States had reached
m point Uf it doe jot need protection,
but ten rtand til ne In competition w.th the
world. was the feature cf the testimony
today of nirew Carnegie before tb house
rommittee en way and meana, which U
iecurlnr evidence designed to assist It In
Ihe preparation of a new tariff bill.
Mr. Carnerie n ubpoened aa a wit
Hera and began his testimony early in the
morning's ffl cm and will not. It la ex
pected, concilia nntU later In the afternoon.
The laird of Bkibo casti had primed him
self for tha ordeal of the rigid questioning
which be was to undergo and be kept the
committee and tha audience, in constant
laughter by bla ready retorts and hia wit.
He wul d not deal In figure, claiming
that tha nor that figures were used the
more the subject would become befogged.
-, ,Mr. Carnegie tn the course of hia answers
characterised Mr. Schwab aa a genius ind
Mr. Gary aa a. moat lovable man. bat a
very shrewd one. He expressed the opinion
that wagea would not be reduced if the
tariff wore' lowered or removed entirely.
He was utterly opposed to any Income tax.
believing, aa be Bald, with Mr. Gladstone,
that such a tax produced a nation of Mara.
He a ad Mwit "Cteat Teaa."
Praising the genius of Charles M.
Schwab, Mr. CamngSe suggested that con
greas should extend a vote of thanks to
Mr. Schwab for hia work In fan proving the
methods of steel making- In this oountry.
"I never met hi equal." said Mr. Carne
gie. In speaking at Mr. Schwab, and
when w were partners we were great
That Is very apparent," remarked Chair,
Speaklar of the testlarxmy of Judge Gary
be lore the committee, Mr. Carnegie said:
"loo should not place any real value on
the testimony of interested parties. Judge
Oary said tbo United States Steel corpora.
Uoa coul atand, . for a, , redaexioa tn the
tariff on steel, but 'that the smaller steel '
manufacturers ocmld not urrlre with low
eied duties. That la like one of Aesop's
fiiblea. Judge Gary Is like the monkey
wbo desired the chestnuts, bat wanted the
cat to pull them cut of the fire.
Mr. Carnegie waa not willing; to deal in
figure. The more figures yon get, the
more you will be befogged. I do not Judge by
figures green by Interested parties, be
acid at another point la hia testimony. "I
Judge by results.
The former steel magnste said that Judge
Gary had tasued an annual statement show
ing the United States Steel corporation had
made a profit of llK.eKUXX. which, be said,
equalled a profit of Hi. SO a ton on all
Mr. Carnegie avoided direct replies to
questions as to whether the cost of pro
ducing steel at the present time, as given
by Judge Gsry and Mr. Schwab, was cor
rect. Mr. Schwab'a estimate cf the pres
ent coo). Is based on entirely different ideas
than his estimate on the coat In IBS. was
all that Mr. Carnegie would sty.
Replying to a question from Mr. Cock ran,
Mr. Carnegie declared that the removal of
the duty on steel would not necessarily af
fect the prices because Europe could not
successfully compete with the American
product. He also said if the figures given
by former witnesses were absolutely cor
reel, steel stock would be selling below
Mr. Carnegie spoke of the difficulties he
experienced with directors ignorant of the
ateei business. I gradually bought them
out and got men like Schwab around me
and we made the cheapest steel that has
ever been made."
The latere ted J ad re.
"Toa 're been oat of steel some time."
aid Mr. Payne. ."Can you tell us where
we cast get the figures on the pseeeat cost
of making steel. T
"1 dsn't ksow whether you can get the
figures." waa the reply. -If a Judge was
Interested la a case you would not respect
lils decision, would your be asked, refer
ring te the steel manufacturers who have
appeared before the committee.
Tf.er was no reply to Mr. Carnegie's
Silence tn the court room. be laughingly
remarked. "It's too bad I have to submit
ts bs crass-examined aad can't get a cha.no
te cross-examine these .digmHartea.
Mr. Carnegie asserted thst st ths rats
at Which Iron ores are being; extracted
the supply would be exhausted in forty
years. Hs based bis statement on the best
expert opinion he could obtain, be said.
He also said that England would be la the
same condition la seven years.
Ths testimony of Judg-s Gary was fre
quently referred to la tbe questions asked
Of Mr. Carnegie. Reference was made
rarticularly te a statement that tbe duty
a eteet could bo taken off as far as the
ted corporation U concerned, and Mr. Car
negie said this position should be accepted
by the commute. Aa erg-unseat was pre
eipltste by this statement between Messrs.
Payne and Dalsell en one side. iit-g
that Judgs Gary did not say the duty
couJd be removed on all steel prod acta,
and Mr. Cockran ea tbe other band, claim
ing that Judge Gary testimony was to
stares (aaal Canape.
Jjdge Oary has eummartaed the facts
for yen," said Mr. Carnegie, -and I should
depend on them. He fees told yon that
they oa t need the duty, if the coat ef
steel rail baa Increased abroad aa tt has
Increased here, you will Cad Judge Gary's
statement quite true, and that be oouid
stand free trade.
-Judge Gary bad testified that the prtoe
la as blh abroad. said Chairman Payne.
Then does not that abow t)vat yea have
Mining to fear from free tracer waa tbel
Mr. Carnegie war questioned at teagth
raxaxOing the eoat of produciisa steel, but
acont aissd 0 eWcatta Ph.
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VIC1XITT Fair Tuesday; not much change
FOR NKBRASKA Fair Tuesday.
FOR IOWA Fair TuesJav.
Temperature at Omaha yeterday:
Hour. Deg- J
t a. m 24 I
a. m 25
7 a. m X
t a. m.... 13
a. m 3
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p. m 36
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Senator Burkett to rush the bill pro
hibiting express companies from compet
ing with commission men. Ps"s 1
Andrew Carnegie said American steel
manufacturers can make stel more
cheaply than foreigners, snd therefore
the duty may te lowered." Page 1
The secrete ef tbe Tennessee night
riders were revealed on the witness stsrd
In the trial for the murder of Captain
A disagreement resulted in the trial
of a banker for wrecking the oldest In
stitution la Kentucky. Page I
The Taft family has occupied the Ter
ritt cottage st Augusta. Page 1
Joe Lltre and his wife hsve taken ptr
aonal charge of the work of extinguish
ing the fire in the coal mine at Zeigler.
Senator Foraker has excited the Ohio
senstorial candidates by saying he will
Issue a statement on the fight on Wednes
day. Page l
Harry Thaw may not ro to Pennsylva
nia to testify In the bankruptcy case un
der an opinion of the circuit court tf ap
The entertainment of the democratic
govemora of the union by the Iroquois
club of Chicago has been postponed be
yond Jackson day. Pag 1
Mrs. Annls testified In the Halna divorce
case yesterday that Hairs placed a pistol
to her back and threatened ber unless she
mad no disturbance. Par
King Edward closed Parliament for the
present session yeeterdsy with a rpeech.
. . Pare X
Eevwa mmidn have- dTsai't'eareia TwXJs-
bon. taken by the government Page 1
Men suspected of millinery robberies
have been taken to Lincoln on extradition
papers. Pare 1
JJudge C TL. Gutterson of Broken Bow
was seriously injured In an accident
caused by tbe frightening of his team by
two automobiles. Par a
CX)JMXC1AX AJTZ) UKUlTaUAX
Live stock markets. Page
Grain markets. PageT
Stocks and bonds. . Par T
MOTXMXirrS OP OCSAjr 9TXAMBMJT.
M TOWK Xampaaia..
XIW YORK Balue
Ql EE.NSTOWJi.. Maaat
MOM L4JE CaleSunla.
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. JL A. Victoria.. ...r. F. WUiwua.
C. P. TAFT KEEPS SILENCE
Okie Seaatwrlaa'Caadldate Will Sot
Talk of Reoorted Taft-Bmr-,
CINCINNATI, rec. a.-CStarles P. Taft
left today for Columbus to open head
quarters from which he will carry on bis
contest for ths office of Celled States sen
ator In succession to Senator Foraker.
Mr. Taft declares that there ta no truth
In the stories that President Roosevelt is
opposed to his candidacy and that the In
ter's denial of taking part la tbe contest
should be accepted aa final. He would
not speak about the reported break be
tween President-elect Taft aad Congress
man Thetidor Burton, who is also a can
didate for the United States aenatorship.
SIX MONTHS FOR LAND FENCER
California Banker Coavleted of Ille
gally Enclosing; Ua4i Is Sen
tenced by Jadare Welhora.
FRESNO. Cai, Dec 11. . C Lillia. a
wealthy banker and stockman of TLemoore,
CaL, was sentenced by Judge Wellbora
at a special session of the federal oourt
today to six months in Jail and fined
(1,000. Lillia was convicted at ths last
session of the federal court on a charge
of Illegally enclosing large areas ef gov
ernment land in the Caatua district,
where be has Immense holdings. The
case will be appealed and Lillls has been
released on bond.
KING CLOSES PARLIAMENT
Pats End ta Preoeat Sesalosi of Ef
lish Uvukiii Body wrltb
LONDON. Dec IL-Kir.g Edward today
put aa end to ths present session of the
British Parliament. Only a few members
attended tbe brief ceremonies.
The king's speech msde especial reference
to the recent visit cf the American battle
ship fleet In Australian waters, which his
majesty said -evoked warm feelings of
cordiality In my dominions in that quarter
ef the globe and was a source of gratifica
tion te myself and my government.
PLANT AT GARY BEGINS WORK
Artaal Maasfaetar of Itee-l Besrtaa
aad Maar Mea Will Have
HAMMOND, lad-. Dec a. The actual
manufacture of steel was berua at Gary
today, when Meat furaaoe Ke. 13 was
blown aad the first step taken In making
,h Calumet regtoa on of the greatest
Iron aad steel Industrial eeaters of the
world. The tX.Sj6.0te plant Is now In opera
tion aad tbe work will be Increased uatil it
Is (etiaaated that 3S.SU0 soea will be ua-ptoiV
Witness, Protected by Armed Guards,
Tells Them in Court.
TESSE SCESE AT TRIAL OF XES
Oath Dlvalced aad Methods ef Tea.
Bawds Revealed by
One ef Members ta Dim.
aaatle It eel tel.
rXION CITT, Tenn.. Dec fl. Sur
rounded by a detail of six soldiers with
loaded rifles and revolver holsters open.
Frank F. Fehrtnger, a' member of the
night riders who hss turned state's evi
dence, vm brought Into court this morning
to teatify against his former assoclstes of
the mack. At the court room door the
sold It rs with rifle halted. Four other
soldiers armed only with revolvers took
him In charge. Four arrced deputy 'sheriffs
cleared a way through the crowd Into tbe
aisles and Fehrtnger was led to the stand.
Tbe soldiers sat down inside the railing,
facing the throng, and heavily armed
deputies scattered quietly through the
room. It was a tense moment. The wit
ness, a diminutive man. eeemed composed,
but pale. He crossed his legs nonchal
antly and tossed his broad brimmed hat
on tbe toe of Ms 'boot.
The crowd surged op closed, but a stern
order from the Judge .forced them back into
their seats. There was no occasion for
crowding, however, for Fehrinjcer spok
in a clear, distict voice, audible ail over the
Telle of the Oath.
Fehrinrer waa one of the flrt members
of the band. He went on the first ride of
the band and visited MarsUs store, whea
there was a feud between the riders of
Tipton county and those, of Obion county.
They feared a raid of Tipton county men.
The oath, which he said he took, was:
"I aolemnly swear that I wish to Join the
Society of Night Riders and that I will
never write, tell or talk about anything
that happens upon the rides, or in confer
ence. This is the shorted form of the osth. A
longer one was administered to others and
thla will be recited by another witnesa.
Fehrlng knew aU the defendents snd had
accompanied them on many rides prior to
the killing Captsin Rankin. The night
riders giro consisted of long black coats,
black masks trimmed In white and some
had false beards attached to the bottom.
On one occasion Deputy Sheriff Mays,
since resigned, one of the night riders came
to a meeting unmasked. At this meeting
Garrett Johnson was chosen chief and
other captains were named for different
localities and authorised to order raids
whenever the riders of a certain locality
thought they had, something to regulate
At time members failed to spnear for
ndea and on those occasions the riders
went after the missing men and forced
them to go on the rides. '
law I at Thesaoelvew.
The witness said that often the riders
whipped men and women without knowing
why, except that the captain ordered it.
Once when the Jury waa in session and sev
eral men wbo bad been whipped had been
summoned Garrett Johnson sent out a gen
eral order to hang one of the men who tes
tified. They caught a witness named John
Shaw on his wsy to court near Sleepy Hol
low, whipped him savagely and sent him
home. He did not testify.
Several prospective witnesses were simi
larly treated, but few of them would tell
of It even now, so grest Is their terror.
Tbe riders went to the home of John
Thai-man one night to tell Thunnsn's
daughter. Mra. Joe Johnson, to withdraw
her suit for divorce. They whipped Thur-
rr.an because be would not urge his daugh
ter to live with her husband again.
On the nlrht of the tide Joe Johnson, hus
bsnd of the woman, waa with them. A few
nights lster Mrs. Johnson, who is young
and pretty, but who married an old man,
was taken from her father's home to the
woods near by and fearfully whipped. She
was stripped to the waist, the witness said,
and beaten with a buggy trace, the end of
which had been spilt into five strips. Feb
ringer was not on this ride. When a night
rider approached a place of meeting he
gave two long and one short whistles. The
sentry replied with tbe same whistle, and
then called. "Who comes thereT" The reply
was. "The seven wonders. Then the sen
try replied. "I wonder." and admitted the
On October 1 the rider learned that
Rankin and Judge Taylor were at ths
Walnut Log hotel In the heart of the rider
Bausd aaaaaaoaed few Marder.
Tid Burton, one of the defendanta, told
Fehringer to notify the band tn meet that
nlrht to attend to Rankin and Taylor. Feh
ringer got one of Garrett Johnson's horses
ind rode ail day, summoning ths band.
The riders met near Johnso&'s that nlrht
and It Included the eight defendants, name
by name. They proceeded to the hotel after
Garrett Johnson bad forced Ed Powell to
take the riders there Garrett Johnson
was the spokesman, wore the spur aad whip
and gave tbe orders to Rrankia and
Taylor to dress.
On the march to the densely wooded bank
of the slough where Rankin was slain,
Johnson did all the talking, tbe others,
about fifty tn number, including ths de
fendanta. following silently.' As they put
he rope on Rankin's neck Fehringer said
to the victim: "Do yon want to say any
thing to tbe Lord? If you do, say It now."
Rankin replied: "I have attended to that."
Just as they pulled tbe rope Bob Hoff
man shT him and Sam Applrton then said:
"I know tie Is dead, for I put a load of
bicycle bail bearings hi to him" Jesse
Carter, one of the defendants and a man
yet to be tried, put the rope around Ran
Pardew Promised V'ttaeu.
When Colonel Taylor Jumped into the
slough Carter shot Into ths water. Mean
time tbe men holding tbe rope let it go
and Rankin's body crumpled and dropped
to the ground.
Just before tbe body fell a rider not on
trial emptied six 3-callber bullets Into the
hanging man. The riders then went to
where their horses were hitched and where
four men bad been left on guard. Garrett
Johnson addressed them before they dis
persed. "Bura your masks." h said, "and say
nothing about this night's work.
Fehringer was arrested by tbe ml (It la
aad taken before Governor Patterson, wbo
wss personally in command.
Tell ths truth." said Governor Patterson.
"If you do I will gtv yoa aa absolute
Then be confessed.
The court asked the newspaper corre
spondents aot to mention the names of
those implicated by tbe witnesses who are
not oa trial.
For aeony three hour the defense at
tempted to make the witness contradict
iCoatlnuod ea Bocood Page
From tbe Washington Evening Star.
SAILS UNDER SEALED ORDERS
Battleship Maine Leaves Sorfolk on
ALL OFFICIALS EEFUSE TO TALK
Vessel Probably Beoad for Coast of
Beaesaela, Where raited States
Has No Warship at
WASHINGTON. Dee. a. The most com
plete mystery urround tbe destination of
the battleship Maine, which left Norfolk
today under sealed orders.
'Neither the Stat twr; 'l" depart
ment oLfk-iaiS" make s istrmeaX on
tbe subject, more than to say thst the
vessel has "rone oa a cruise." and they
will not deny or. affirm rumors thst the
ship is bound for any duty In Venecueian
watera. The American government Is with
out any naval representation in that Im
mediate section, and should an outbreak
against tbe existing government occur,
such American interests as may exist in
the ports of TLa Guaira, Porto Cabeilo and
Maracaiho would have to appeal to the
navies of foreign nations for help.
As the Maine Is equipped with wireless
telegraphy, this affords a ready means of
communication with tbe United State If
necessary. The Maine is in command of
Rear Admiral Conway II. Arnold, who was
In Washington on Saturday In conference
with the naval officials. The conference,
it is understood, was followed by a talk
last night between Secretary Root and
JUDICIOUS USE OF WATER
First Step Takes hr Caa
serve Nataral Rose
as o Cos
"WASHINGTON. Dec 2L Practically the
first steps toward a more Judicious use of
the water powers cf the country in line
with the policy of President Roosevelt to
conserve the natural resources of the
United States are now being taken by the
house committee on Interstate and foreign
commerce In the preparation cf a bill to
regulate the construction of dams across
Preliminary consideration of tbe subject
baa developed the fact that there Is a
strcrg opposition in congress to the gov
ernment levying a tax on the use of the
water powers of the navigable waters in
rplte tf th suggestions of th president
that such a tax be required.
The subcommittee will urge that th fun
ccamltte recommend to the house that
the present laws be so amended thst the
secretary cf war may fix charges for ths
privilege cf constructing a dam. It will
make an alternative recommendation that
this money either be devoted to restoring
conditions of navigation to the original
state before the dam was constructed, or
be turned into the treat ury to be applied
to th improvement of navigation gener
ally. WARDEN WITH TENDER HEART
Head of Port Madlsoa Pealtrattaury
Creates Keaaatloa Before Stat
Board of Control.
DES MOINES. Ia. Dec a. Urginr that
Inmates of th state penitentiary hav
tailor-made suits, laundered shirts aad
polished shots. Instead cf the present prison
rarb. Warden J. C. Sander of the Fort
Madison penitentiary has created a sen
sation before th stats board of control. H
told the board that so long as bs is warden
no prisoner will be beatea. that ho pur
poses to abolish the solitary confinement
aad will do all In his power to furnish
pleasure to the Inmates of the penal Insti
tutions. FIGHT FOR DUJYCN COFFEE
Porto Blew Seeks Proteetloa for It
Chief ladestrs- aa tho Caaaiaa;
WASHINGTON. Dec Zl Porto Rloo,
through its resident commissioner in tbe
United States, Mr. Larrinars, aad a pe
clel commission which came here tor U
purpose, tn making a determined fight for
the imposition of a duty of fivs cents a
pound oa foreign coffee, ity reason of the
fact that a-nce UTS ooffe baa beea on th
free list, tbe Porto Ricans maiataia that
their principl Industry, bow that th tariff
la about to bs ria4. ebotUd la garea
END OF UNION TO CHINAMAN
White Wossaa tafc One Child. Pois
ons Others and Leasts fa
CHICAGO, Dec IL The American wife
cf George Ah-Wong, a Chinese restaurant
proprietor of Piano, used deperste and
partly successful means of ending th lives
of herself and four children early today.
She gave her four children wood alcohol
and one of tbem, Ida, t years old, she
stabbed. Ida died today, and tbe mother,
said by a coroner's Jury to have been tem
porarily Insane after drinking some of tbe
poison, threw herself under a Burlington
train. Her mangled body was found shortly
afterward. Further search led to the dis
covery of the dead child and ber suffer
ing, but not fataBy drurged. brothers aad
sinters. This. Bote was found: "v
Thank God, tt la over. It was horrible.
I can't go on with tbe rest, but no ona
will lead my girl the life of misery I have
! led. I shall not depend on tbe poison. Tbe
way must be sure"
"I can't go on" is supposed to have re
ferred to her inability to undergo the
horror of executing all her children as
she had little Ida. Mrs. . A-Wong Is said
to have been the daughter of reputable
THAW MUST STAY IN ASYLUM
Slayer of Stanford White May Not
Bo Takes to Peaasylvaaia
PHILADELPHIA. Dec a. Harry K.
Thaw, the slayer of Stanford White, is now
confined in tbe state hospital for the
criminal insane at Matteawan, N. T-. and
cannot be taken to Pittsburg to testify In
bankruptcy proceedings, according to a
decision handed down today by the United
States circuit court of appeals in this city.
Whether the case will be taken to tbe
United ates supreme court is not known
The decision affirms tbe action of Judge
Toung of ths United Sua tea court for the
western district of Pennsylvania oittir.g at
Pittsburg, who quashed a writ of habeas
corpus compelling Robert B. Lamb, super
intendent of tbe Matteawan asylum, to
turn Tbaw over to a United States marshal
for the prisoner's appearance at Pittsburg.
The writ was allowed by Judge Archbold
of the United States court for the middle '
district of Pennsylvania, sitting st Scran
ton, who was looking after ths business In
Judge Young's court while the latter was
In Europe last summer.
EFFORT TO SAVE BURNING MINE
Joe Shelter aad Wife Take Pereoaal
Chare of Work at Zels
ZEIGLKK, 111.. Dec ZL With a stubborn
fir slowly fighting back hundreds of men
who have been ceaselessly at work for days
aeekinr to save tho coal supply of the great
Zeigler mine. Joe Inciter. Chicago million
aire, and bis beautiful young wife, have
Joined forces with the workmen and are
personally combating the fiamea. Early
today Letter and his wife, formerly Miss
Juliette Williams of Washington. D. C.
were at Lh seen cf the conflict. Lelter
was among ths workmen with as inspiring
energy, while on th fighting line, tired but
determined, was his beautiful young wife,
serving lh almost exhausted men with
coffee and sandwiches and encouraging
them by her presence.
The Zeigler mines are among th most
valuable of the Letter propertiea. Their sup
ply is practically limitleea. while great
expense has been incurred la erecting
homes for the miners and the construction
of buildings and tbe purchase of Imple
ments. FORAKER MAY LEAVE RACE
Anaeaare He Will Make tateneat
A boat senatorial Baeo oa
COLUMBUS. O., Dec S. Senator For
aker denounced a story from Cleveland
today ta the effect that he had decided to
got out of th race for senator.
"That la a bold nsreprscntation." he
Mr. Foraker readily admitted that be will
iasae a formal statement regarding tbe
senatorial rao next Wednesday. The sen
ator's announcement baa caused all kinds
of gossip tadsy and la spit of tbe declara
tion that he la still In ths race and won't
withdraw aiany of the politlclana here do
dare that Foraker will eventually with
draw aad bis promised ststement Monday
btja conlain Li withdrawal
BROWN TAKES IP CHARTER
Does Sot Think Commission Should
Serre Without Pay.
SO PABDOS FOE FEED CLE2CESTS
Sen trace of James Reed. Seat Cp for
Life for Marder of Gleaaa Hlaea,
Rede red to Tea Tears by
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Doc n. (Special.) Mayor
Brown, who has Just recently returned
home. from aa -absence of several weeks at
Exoaikkar EprUiga. where he , went to rest
up after tlto election, baa begun to look
Into the matter of the city rovernment by
commtesioti. Mayor Brown is opposed to
the idea of having a coram iasirn to serve
without pay. He believe such a commis
sion will not attend to tbe duties of the
city government and buainess men should
not be asked to give their time to tbe city
While the making of the charter ha gone
on in the absence of the mayor and with
little advice or suggestion from him, the
people here now realise that It is time his
honor was being consulted. Therefore a
number cf leading citisena have dropped
into his office during the last few days to
get his advice. The mayor may aDd the
mayor may not permit the passage cf tbe
charter bill. If it suits him he will, and If
It doe not he won't. Tbe mayor holds
the key to the situation.
No Pardon for Cleanest.
Lieutenant Governor Hopewell today de
cided that Fred W. Clements of Sarpy
county should serve out tbe remainder of
sixteen-year term for murder. He wa con
victed of killing Luke Golden In the out
skirts f South Omaha about two years
ago. At tbe timo of tbe trial his son.
Ernest Clements, testified tbst tt was he
who killed Golden In a fight in their front
yard and that his father had gone several
blocks away at the time. The Jury, how
ever, took the view that the elder Clements
waa guilty and convicted him of being the
principal in the crime, though the boy
was given a term of a year and a halt also.
The matter brought cut at the bearing,
the governor said, had been brought out
also at the trial of tbe convict and theie
fore had been passed upon by the Judge
and the Jury.
The lieutenant governor decided that
William T. Turiey. convicted of murder in
Hall county, is not entitled to a pardon
and must serve out the rest of his seven
teen years because he was unable to fur
nish evidence that threw new light on the
D. Allen Crowell, sentenced to four years
from Buffalo county for burglary, was re
fused a pardon on the saro ground.
Reed's Senteaee Red need.
The life sentence of James Jarlnde Reed
was reduced to ten years by Acting Gov
ernor Hopewell. Reed waa convicted for
the murder of Glenn a Hinea of Omaha
with whom he was Infatuated. Ha was
sentenced to th penitentiary In 1SW6 after
having been three years in the Douglas
county JalL With his rood time allowance
his term will expire within four years.
Reed graphically described the killing cf
the woman and told amid sobs of his great
love for ber and her son. who, he said, he
Intended to adopt as his own and educate
tf he received executive clemenc.. Reed
told of being tbe son of James Jarinde
Reed, the author of text books on mechan
ics, of Ms owa education tn Stephens' In
stitute In New Jersey, snd of his many
years on ths sea and In foreign ports. He
told how bis two companion and collet-
chums, wbo graduated with blm, were now
at the bead of big concerns tn South
Africa and South America, and how he
himself Intended som time previous to Ire
murder to take a good place tn Kimberly.
At the tim of th murder be was re
ceiving S130 a month fiom th Union Pa
cific as a machinist.
"I loved that woman." P.eed exclaimed
dramatically to Gsvernor Hopewell, -and
I wanted t take her from the life she was
leading and mak ber ray wife. After days
of persuasion she consented to marry roe.
I rave up my place at th Union Pacific
drew my money and ordered my baaawrs
taken to tbe station to go to Denver. When
I went for her I found ber drunk. 1 told
her to come on. She begged me not. to
lesve for Denver. When she refused to
dress herself to mak the trip I started to
go without brr. Sii grabbed me and put
her band la my maid vest pocket aad
Jerked out my money. Thea I aaw ahe also
bad taken my revolver from . my pocket
(Continued on Third Page.)
Darken to Push Bill tt Instance ol
CLAIM USTAIB COJOTTITION
Aimed at Practice of Camera Acting-
as Agent of Shipjera.
PBESEST EUIISO SOT ENOUGH
Interstate Committion Prohibits Them
Bnjing and Selling.
SESATOE HAS HAED TASK AHEAD
Elklas, Chalraaaa of eaee Cosnsntt
lee. Is Oppoeed to tho Bill aad It
Will Be Bard to Get It
Into th senate.
(From a fiaff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Dec a Speclal Tlc
(rram. ) Senator Burkett Is going up against
the Interstate Commerce commlsslcm com
mit tee cf tbe senate after the holiday and
will try to ret a favorable report on his
bill curtailing the powers of the exprees
companies insofar as they compete with
It will be recalled that as a result of a
resolution of Senator Burkett paseed at the
last session of congress, th Interstate
Commerce commission conducted an In
vestigation of th charges against exprees
companies Instituted by the Western Fruit
Jobbers" aasocistion. of which E. B. Branch
of Omaha is secretary and R. W. O-e of
Kansas City ts president. Tbe commission
took testimony in Chicago, Omaha. Kansas
City and Galveston, Tex., the beatings cov
ering some S.SOO page a As a result cf the
Investigation the Interstate Commerce com
mission recommenced the express eimpini. s
be pr; hlbitrd from buying or sel lng cn the.r
own account commodities to be transferred.
They also recommended that the express
companies do not be prohibited from con
ducting Interstate business through their
order and commission departments. They
find that where aa agent I a buyer or
seller of commodities that are to be trans
ported by express these agents hsve a
douhle Interest and they use It to the detri
ment of regular shippers.
These regulations in part dr not meet
with the approval of the Western Fruit
Jobbers' Sfsoctat ion. for the reason th
members hav discovered the agents of ex
press companies In cities have been acting
as representatives of the consumers to tbe
extent of ordering commodities and deliver
ing the ssme In express company warons,
while legitimate commission merchants
have bad to wait hours for the delivery of
their own consignments, the agents In such
case getting 10 per cent commission. .
Task Not So SSaurr. V.
Tbe Western Fruit Jobeewa aaaorUtionV
with these discriminations in mind, h now
calling upon Burkett to push his bill
through the interstate commerce mmmU
tee somewhat easier ' asid thaal done, in'
view of the fact that Senator Stephen B.
Elkina Is chairman of the committee Bur
kett's bill prohibits the company or tt
sgent directly or indirectly from buying,
selling or handling on his own account or
for another on commission or consignment
any article or commodity except such arti
cles aa are necessary to the conduct of its
There have been no bearings by th sen
ate committee on tbe bill because of the
absence of the Interstate Commerce com
mission report, but now that tbe report is
made an effort will be mad to get action
on tbe bill.
Minor Matters at Capital.
A post office has been established at
Birull In tbe Sixth congressional district,
with Charles 1L Snyder aa postmaster.
Misses Fannie and Kyle Wright cf Genoa.
Neb., nieces of Mrs. E. J. Burkett, are
guests of the latter on Eighteenth street
Rural carriers appointed: Iowa, Albert
City, route No. 1, Charles W. Toung. sub
sBtute. Leon, route No. 4, Claude W. Beck,
carrier, Mary. B. Bck substitute South
Dakota, Strandburg. route No. 1 and 2,
N. J. Lundquist, carrier; Walmar Lund
MAUVE AND SILVERS TAKEN
Two Men Aecased sf tteaJlas Ostrich
Flames to Bo Tried la
EIOUX CITT. la., Dec fl. (Special Tele
gram.) Detective Jame Malone of Lincoln
arrived this afternoon from De Molnea
with requisition papers for Pbfl Mauve and
C. W. Silvers. These men wer arrested
about a wetk ago by Sioux City detective
and in their room wer found several os
trich plumes and fur.
A. H. Whlteworth. manareu- tor Millar dt
Paine, at Lincoln, and Mrs. Coroptoa. one
of the head clerks, arrived In Bioux City
Sunday and identified two aabl snuffs aad
most of th plume aa property which had
been stolen from th slor about four weeks
Information from De M sines Is that tha
mea hav been Identified through photo
graph as th fellows who looted th M.
Stern Millinery company there of Slfl worth
of ostrich plame a short tim arc Tbe
Omaha police believe that thee men ar
guilty of burglaries in that city.
GOVERNORS' JDAY POSTPONED
Iroaaola Clnh of Cblraao Will Eater,
tata Desnoeratle Exeealtlvee
Later Than Planned.
CHICAGO. Dec E. ftportai.) Tli Jack,
son day banquet cf ths Iroquois club in
honor of th democratic gz vernors-elect of
six northern states will not be held Jan
uary a. as at first planned, but later in
ths month. It was found that all the gov
ernors would be too deeply Involved in
inaugural preparations to come on Jack
son day, and a date satlsfactrry ta them aU
Is now t lng canvassed. Th .following
governor will b present: Judoon Harmon
cf Ohio, John A Johnston of Minnesota,
Thomas Marshall of Indiana. John Burke
of N' rth Dakota, Aahton C Shailenbergcr
of Nebraska and John P. Sharroth of Colo,
SEVEN MILLIONS DISAPPEAR
Tiewly Eleeted Maalrlpal roaaell ra
re rth a Blr DeCelt Takea by
LISBON. Dec. . Ths newly elected
municipal council ha unearthed a b.g
scandal In the city's account a Over ST, art
Ks) has disappeared. Th former asanarch
ical councillors admit th tareralaritiea. but
lay tbe blame opoa tbe rovernment, whic.
they aay UiegaUy took U.S city's mney.
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