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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 258.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, A PHIL
1909 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
TARIFF BILL IS
Mr. Aldrich Presents Payne Measure
as Amended by the Committee
DEBATE WELL BEGOT THURSDAY
Minority Members Will Examine the
Measure in Meantime.
MANY SCHEDULES ABE REDUCED
Chairman Says Committee Made More
Reductions Than Increases.
PRESENT DUTY BACK ON GLOVES
Hosiery "t-hednls la lloeae Bill
Mmu Comr In for n Redaction
Haljr on Lumber la
WASHINGTON. April 12 The amended
tariff bill In now on the senate calendar
and by agreement reached on t lie floor con
sideration of the measure will begin on
Thuriday. The bill was alid before the
finance committee, with the democratic
members present, at 10 o'clock thla morning
and a vote wai taken on the question of
making a report to the senate today, all
republicans voting In the affirmative and
democrats in the negative.
Koon after the senate met Senator Aid
rich presented the amended 'bill. Senator
Daniel, on behalf of the minority, pro
tested that the democrats had not been
given an opportunity to examine the mess-
ure and Mr. Aldrich replied that they could
make their examination by Thursday. As
reported the bill does not contain all the
changes In rates which me finance commit
tee proposed to make. Although several
Important amendments, such as the restor-
at Ion of the Dlngley rates on women s
gloves and hosiery, the placing of works
of art on the free Hut and the assessment
of a duty on Iron orch ave been made, the
revenue producing possibilities of the bill
are little changed. The Increases are pro
vided mainly In the schedule covering lux.
uries, the entire liquor schedule being ad'
Will Prodae Revenue.
In discussing the revenue efatures of the
bill Senator Aldrich insisted that aa It will
be amended by the senate the Payne bill
will provide sufficient ufnds to meet the
expenses of the government without resort
ing to any but Import tax.
No maximum and mlnimu provisions or
adlnlstratlve features which Include ad
dltlonal forma of taxation were reported In
the bill. These sections to receive the Joint
consideration of the republican and dem
ocratlc members of the flnacne committee
nd ay not be reported for three weeks or
While not changing the purport of the
Philippine section thu committee report In
ciyled Pe.wi draft t ot. .this .provision by
Which Ha successful operation win do as
suied. ll had been suggested that the pro
Vision for the free entry of 300.000 tons of
nugar and 300,000 pounds of tobacco would
permit the Importation under these limi
tations of products from neighboring IMands
through their Importation Into the Philip
pines. Thla danger has boen eliminated
by making these products dutiable when
Imported Into the Philippines.
Cotton and Wool.
Chanaes were mado In the cotton and
wool schedules of Interest to the manufac
turers of cotton and wool clothes. The ac
tlon of the finance committee In maintain
lug the high rate of duty which It placed
on tops at the time the Dlngley bill was
unoer consideration and which now stands
In the present law, will undoubtedly re
open the controversy on the wool schedules
The Intent of the Dingltiy law regarding
Hie assessment of duties on cotton cloth
has been carried out through a change In
the provision for the method to be used in
counting the threads In cotton cloths. The
new proviso and the rearrangement of the
duties on the various grades of cloths elimi
nates the ambiguity which resulted in many
difficulties In carrying out the provisions
of the existing law, without changing the
IJ valorem equivalent of the specific duties.
Hy restoring the Dlngley rates' to barley
and barley malt and by reducing the taxa
tion on the breakfast table by cutting down
the duties on coffee substitutes and placing
cocoa on the free list the senate amend
ments to Uie Payne bill present a bid for
popular favor. The numerous Increases In
the agricultural schedule Intended for the
protection of the American farmer and pro
vided for among the amendments largely
through the efforts of Senator McCuraber.
a Blew member of the committee from the
west, weie framed with a lew to gaining
Aldrich Hsnlalns Changes.
H. nutor Aldrich Issued a statement show
ing the character of changes In the bill,
which is in part aa follows:
"In the main the rates in the tariff bill
us reported from the senate fliutme com
mittee are lower than those In the bill as
It passed the house, the actual number of
eductions being about three times the num
ber of Increases. Such Increases as have
been made have been largely rendered nec
essary to preserver" the symmetry of the
schedules. A considerable number of arti
cles In common use huve been taken from
the dutiable list jf the House Dill and re
stored to the free Itst. The great mass of
the rates reported are below those of ex
"The house committee restored Iron ore
to the dutiable list at $ centa per ton, a
reduction of li cents a ton In this schedule
throughout. Nearly all these reductions
have been retained by the senate commit
tee. In addition to those mads by the
house the senate committee has made quite
u large number of other reductions.
"The senate committee has retained the
house rale on lead ore of l'-j centa per
I ouiid, but It has been obliged to raise the
lairs on lead products throughout the bill
i. ci-ricepond with this duty on lead ore.
"Thu senate has taken the house rate of
II a thousand on rough lumber, a reduc
tion of $1 from the Dingley law, and lias
retained the house rates on manufactures
of wood, nearly all showing reductions
fioui the Dlngley rates. The only Im
portant changes in the schedule made by
tiie senate committee was the reatoratlon
of Imported hardwoods to the free list.
"The neiiiue committee left the sugar
schedule aa It came from the house, but
reduced the house rate on sugar in the
biscuits and wafers from 80 to 3D per cent.
"The tobacco schedule remains un
changed. "The agricultural schedule, including
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Ano Man Who Asserts the Can-
d "ky ;Made Pledges the Got.
'.' L Has Utterly Ignored.
OMA - 'prll 12,-To the Editor of The
Bee: ! f." i the utmost respect for the
high ft s f governor of the State of
Nebrasl -r s Incumbent should be big
enough V. i road enough not to make
promise! fe election that his concep
tions of, 3fflclal duty forbid him to
perform after election. In the light of re
cent events I think that sll cltlscns who
believe as I do that the passage of what
Is known as the "daylight saloon bill" In
an unreasonable restriction upon a lawful
business, an uneceasary Iterferece with the
personal liberty of the Individual citizen,
and a direct violation of the contract made
by the state with every aaloon keeper who
obtained a license for the year 190B, that If
he complied with the provisions- of the
Rlocumb law he might lawfully sell during
all the hours therein authorized until the
expiration of the present license year,
should know that during the campaign and
prior to the election I met the democratic
candidate for governor, A. C. Shallenberger,
at his request, at the Par.ton hotel In this
city; at this Interview Mr. Shallenberger
said to me that he was opposed to prohibi
tion, county option or any other restrictions
upon the sale of liquors In Nebraska, ex
cept the restrictions already embraced In
the Slocumh law as It then Btood.
The members of the Slate German Saen
gerfest, who listened to Mr. Shallenberger's
address before them st their state meeting
at Columbus one Sunday afternoon during
the primary campaign, and the Germans
of Omaha who listened to his remarks at
the opening of the German home on South
Thirteenth street during his candidacy, will
bear witness that the sentiments declared
In his private Interview with me were pub
licly expressed upon the occasions to which
It Is well that the record should be kept
straight, and the good citizens of Nebraska
who believe In the right of the Individual
cltlxcn to enjoy the personal liberty see to
It that the mistake they made last fall Is
not repeated. A. N. FRICK.
Nick Oswald, Wanted in Los Angeles,
Suddenly Appears Before
I)S ANGELES, Cal.. April IL-NIck Os
wald, the much wanted witness before the
grand Jury, for whose apprehension $1,000
reward has been offered by the district
attorney, suddenly appeared -In this city
today and presented himself at the grand
Jury rooms. Oswald's appearance Is ex
pected to supply" mo "missing link in' the
testimony regarding alleged municipal
graft involving several city officials and la
expected to result In many convictions.
Stolen Suit Case Found Slashed Open
and Valuable Papers
HASTINGS. Midi.. April 11 The suit
esse which was stolen from Attorney V.
R, Freshney in the Michigan Central
depot hre April 3. was found last night,
slashed open, by a knife and with all of
the depositions snd evidence which Mr.
Freshney had gathered In Oklahoma for
use In the liaskcll-IIearst libel case In
REV. GEORGE L0BINGIER DEAD
Father of Jedse Charles 8. I.oblngler,
ow In Philippines. Passes
Away In Lincoln.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April 12. (Special.) The Itev.
George Ioblnger. one of the pioneer min
isters of the Christian church of this state,
died early Monday morning, following a
short illness at the. family residence, 17:ti
J street. v
Mr. Loblngler came to Nebraska In 1878,
residing In the atate continuously ever
since. He was in his seventy-eighth year,
and was a native of Pennsylvania. In 157
Mr. and Mrs. Loblngler were united In
marriage. Besides the widow, Ada C. T.o
blngler; two sons, Milton S. Lo
bl'ngler of Nana, Cal.. and Charles 8.
Lobtnglcr. I'nlted States Judge at Manila.
P. I., survive him. The funeral announce
ment will be made later, arrangementa
pending word from relatives. Bu-lal will
be at Wyuka cemetery.
The Rev. Mr. Loblngler was widely
known In the Christian church, having
held pastorates at Hebron, Belvldere,
Chester and Fairfield, besides having or
ganised several churches In different sec
tions of Nehrsska. For several terms he
served -as the county judge of Thayer
Two-Dollar Wheat is Now
Predicted on Local 'Change
Will wheat be $2 per bushel on the
Omaha market before the top Is reached?
Ordinarily a grain dealer who predicted
11.50 or 12 wheat would be ridiculed at
the Omaha grain exchange, but there are
dealers on tne floor each morning who aay
wheat will be as high as $150 to II 60 and
may reach even U per bushel, when It will
be 3'i cents per pound. It Is now more
than S cents per pound.
There ts no top to the prices paid, ap
parently. When the Updike Grain com
pany offered 11.25 for No. S on the flour of
the exchange Saturday, It was thought ll
wis b' -cm use there mas no No. 2 to sell.
But this proved wrong. The wheat which
tbe Updike Grain company offered to buy
Saturday waa In the hands of Omaha
grain dealers, but they would not sell.
Monday the Updike Grain company satis
fled lis sppeliltt fur a time by buying No.
HOUSE ASKS FOR
RETURN OF BILL
Chairman Payne Wished to Correct
Oil Schedule So as to Eliminate
ALDRICH HURRIES MATTERS
Bill Reported and Senate Adjourns
Before House Message is Received.
QUEER PARLIAMENTARY TANGLE
Probability that Senate Committee
Will Make Change Requested. '
PERIOD SHOULD BE A COMMA
This flip Has Kffert of Placing Doty
of Twenty Per Cent Ad Valorem
on Byproducts of Pe
troleam. (From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. April 12. (8peclal Tele
gram.) Unexpectedly, but with the evident
purpose of preventing the, house from se
curing the return of the Payne bill to that
body for the purpose of correction, Senator
Aldrich, chairman of the finance com
mittee of the senate, reported tho tariff
bill todav at exactly five minutes after
12 o'clock. After a short statement on the
part of Mr. Aldrich and a 'kick" on the
part of Senators Daniels sr. J Culbertson
against the manneir in wtilch the majority
had treated the minority during tho con
sideration of the several tariff schedules,
the senate adjourned without receiving the
message, of the) recall of the bill from the
house, which passed that body unanimously
In order that the "Joker" In the oil scheduln
could be properly framed to meet the po
sition taken by the house on crude oil and
Representative Payne, anticipating the
resolution from Congressman Norris, re
calling tho so-called Payne tariff bill so
that omission from the free list provided
for In section 2 of that bill a feet Ing prod
ucts of petroleum might be correcting by
substituting a period for a comma, was on
his feet imedlately after the convening of
the houoe with a resolution recalling the
bill and which, as said before, was adopted
without debate by tho house.
Just what the parliamentary situation
will be on Thursday Is not exactly clear.
Courtesy between the two bodies would
seem to warrant the return of the bill
for corrections sought to be made In the
oil schedule, but In view of the fact that
the finance committee har, ordered this bill
reported with sundry amendments, to which
the minority disagrees, a most Interesting
situation arises. Is this a house bill or
a senate bill? If a senate bill, mado so
by senate amendments, has not the house
lost Us control over the measure- by hav
ing been sent In good faith to the senate.
Will Be Corrected by Senate.
No one believes but that sltq .of a period
for a comma will be , corrected,' for the
slip affects countless articles, made from
petroleum, like vaseline and kindred oils,
which bill under Its present reading places
a dut yof 20 per cent ad valorem. Whether
the hill will be returned to the house for
corrections sought Is problematical. It Is
thought the finance committee when It re
ports additional amendments already agreed
upon, In the new print of the bill author
ized for Issue tomorrow morning, that
these corrections will be made and neces
sity for Its return eliminated.
The bill reported by Senator Aldrich, as
viewed by majority members of the fi
nance committee. Is generally thought to be
a much fairer measure than the bill which
the house passed. While In some schedules
It makes radioal changes In the Payne bill.
It Is thought to be much more largely In
the Interest of the consumer than the house
measure. The market basket la very con
siderably benefited while luxuries, such as
yachts, European makes of automobiles,
foreign grown barley, foreign champagnes,
mineral waters, still wines and other arti
cles which America Is making or growing,
have been advanced to almost prohibitive
extent. Coffee, tea and cocoa are placed
on free- list. The duty on sugar la re
duced four one-hundredths of one per cent.
Daly on Panics stone.
Pumice stone. In which Nebraska Is
greatly Interested, is left aa under the
Dingley law, but with an additional sec
tion added providing for SS per cent ad
valorem duty In manufacturers of pumice
stone "or of which pumice stone la com
ponent material of chief value." This
change being made necessary to meet de
cision of the supreme court of the United
To the farmerhe bill will commend Itself
particularly, for It gives him additional
protection over the Dlngley rate. Oats are
rained from IS to 20 cents per bushel; corn,
15 to 30 cents; rye, 10 to 10 cents; wheat, 20
to 30 cents, and hops, 12 to 15 cents per
pound. Bnrley Is raised over the house
bill from 24 to JO cents, re-establishing the
Dingley rate. Shingles are the aame as In
the house bill at 30 cents per thousand,
same as the Dlngley rate.
Hldea and coal are not Included In the
bill, being left for later action on the part
of the committee.
Treasury experts are now at work esti
mating revenues which this new bill will
produce and which Senator Aldrich hopea
to have In comprehensive shape for presen
tation on Thursday.
I hard from C. I Weeks for $1.34 snd
from the Omaha Elevator company for
11.23. The wheat bought from Mr. Weeks
brought 2 cents more than was ever re
ceived on a r mrket for a bushel of wheat
No. S hard wheat brought S3 22 and sold
readily. A number of cara of No. 2 sold
from II 21 to 11.23.
Rye had to go up a few notches and waa
sold for T6 cents, the highest price ever
paid In Omaha.
When the records were made Monday
morning the grain dealers became serious.
and "Where will wheat stop?" was a com
mon question on the floor. The record haa
been broken almost every day for two weeks
and the dealers are tired of hearing "high
est price ever paid before for wheat."
As a result of the steady climb there we
some dealers In Omaha who aay Sl.oO will
be the price of wheat, and sums say 12.
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Washington Evening Star.
ANTHRACITE WAGE SITUATION
Presidents of Interested Railroads
Meet and Discuss Situation.
NO REDUCTION AT PRESENT
Comsnlterc of Eleven Appointed to
Formulate Policy to Be Followed
by Operators It Will Re
port April 22.
NEW YORK, April li-Presldents of sev
eral of the anthracite Coal railroads held a
conference In this city today to discuss the
situation growing out of the failure of the
coal operators to reach any agreement with
in miners. -
Prior to'tlre meenngrjhnot-ts were In cir
culation that a 10 per cent reduction In the
wages of the miners was contemplated.
At the conclusion of the meuting this after
noon It was announced that no action had
been taken looking toward a reduction In
the wages of the miners. A committee of
eleven was appointed to formulate a policy
of dealing with the miners, and Instructed
to report at a meeting of cool operators
to be held April 22.
The following official statement was Is
"A conference of anthracite coal oper
ators was held In the offices of the Trunk
Llne association today to discuss the labor
situation In the anthracite region. There
were about fifty at the meeting. Including
Messrs. E. D. Thomas, G. F. Baer, W. H.
Trucsdale, I K. Loree, F. D. Underwood,
W. J. Richards. W. I Tonnell, Alvln
Markle, 8. D. Warrlner, J. D. Cake, W. A.
Lathrop and E. E. Loomls. There was
an unusually large attendance of individual
operators. The action of the operators'
committee of seven In the conference with
the mine workers' representatives waa
unanimously approved. It was not decided
to reduce the wages of the mine workers
at the present time. A committee of eleven
was appointed and Instructed to formulate
a policy to be followed by the operators.
This committee will report st another meet
ing on April 22."
Quest for Millions
Stopped by Death
Claimant to Big German Estate,
Including Castle, Dies at
READING. Pa., April 12. The quest for
the millions of the late John Geoifto
Spang, who was one of the wealthiest men
In Germany, has been halted by the death
here today of Josiah I Knlbucli, one of
the oldest direct descendants of Spang.
The latter left a vat estate consisting of
valuable land and buildings. The famous
Spang castle at Hamburg, Germany, now
occupied by Baron Kuglhanseu, is claimed
by the estate, which la valued at $120.ooo.0o0.
Mr. Kalbach, who waa 74 ycurs old, ob
tained possession of certain valuable pa
pers which lis always declared would some
day bring back the property to his heirs.
BACK AT THE
The business office of
The Bee is to be found
again i n the ground
floor corner of the Bee
Building, which has
been enlarged and re
fitted to accommodate
the growing needs of
the office force and
patrons. Kntrance from
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THE RETORT COURTEOUS.
Haskell Cases to
Be Dropped, Says
Prosecution of Prominent Oklahomans
Stopped by Order from Attorney
General at Washington.
MUSKOGEE, Okl.. April 12 -The state
ment was given out from the United States
district attorney's office here today that
Special Attorney Sylvester Rush and Dis
trict Attorney Gregg at Tulsa had decided
to abandon any further prosecutions of
Governor Charles N. Haskell and the six
other prominent Oklahomans recently In-vnlvefAi-,tff.-
Mfiskpgte . town . lot cases.
This course, it was stated, had been dic
tated from Washington. Following the
quashing of the Indictments against Has
kell et al. at Tulsa Saturday last. Attorney
Rush referred the matter of further action
to the attorney general.
In relation to the report from Muskogee
Mr. Rush said Monday night he had not
been advised of the Issuance of the state
ment. Will Prosecute
Penalty for Rebating Hay Reach One
Million Dollars if Charge is
l-ITTLK ROCK. Ark., April 12.-United
States District Attorney Whipple today re
ceived instructions from the Department
of Justice to proceed with the prosecution
of the Iron Mountain railroad. Indicted In
tho federal court here on fifty-nine counts
foi alleged rebating.
T, H. Bunch, an elevator man of Ar-
gerta, and Wilbur C. Stlth, now traffic
manager of the Waters-Pierce OH company
of St. Louis, but formerly traffic manager
for the Iron Mountain, Indicted at the
dame time for rebating, have already
pleaded guilty end been heavily fined.
Should the Iron Mountain be found guilty
on all counts and the heaviest penalty im
posed its line would amount to over $1,-
Supreme Court Refuses to Grant New
Trial in Texas Ouster
WASHINGTON, April 12. The aupreme
court of the Unltud Stales today denied
thu motion for a rehearing in the case of
tho Waters-Pierce Oil company, which
the supreme court affirmed, a decision by
tiie Texas courts Imposing a fine of 11,600,
(M) on the company and ousting it from
1 ja5wH?iir:t :
Unusual Tribute to Petrosino
at Funeral in New York
NEW YORK, April 12. The funeral of
Ueutenant Joseph Petrosino of the New
York police department, who was assas
sinated while engaged In special service
in Palerno, Sicily, was made the ocaaaion
today for a remarkable tribute to the dead
The police department, many Italian so
cieties snd prominent cltlxens of that
nationality,' united In expressing the grati
tude of New York for Petroslno's self
sacrifice la his work and sorrow because of
the untimely ending of his career at the
moment when he was believed to be en
gaged In his most Important service to the
city and country.
Although the hour st for the funeral
services In the old St. Patrick's cathedral
iu Mutt street was U a. m., many Italians
DEFECT IN JUDICIARY BILL
Donohoe Measure Amends Sections
that Are Already Repealed.
MAY KNOCK OUT ENTIRE ACT
State Railway Commission Consalts
Governor to Oct Permission to
Carry Ont Physical Val
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOL.N, April 12. (Special.) It Is pos
sible and even probable that the Donohoe
non-partisan judiciary and regents of tho
university bill, la not constitutional. The
bill amends at least three sections of the
statutes' of 1W7 which have "been repealed
by the legislature of 1907.
The sections amended and which haa
previously been repealed are sections 6.SS08,
6,809 and 6,813 of Cobbey's statutes. They
relate to the time of filing certificates of
nominations, convention nominations and
certificates of nomlnatlos.
Uder supreme court devlslos. however,
lawyers say If these sections were lnduco-
nients to the passage of the act, then the
act Is void and otherwise the sections only
Notwithstanding these sections were re
pealed by the passage of the state-wide
primary law In 1907. they were carried In
one of the authorized statutes, and the sec
retary of state haa been operating under
The Donohoo bill sought to cause the
election of all Judges, the state superln
tendent and county superintendents with
out the formality of a nomination by a
political party. The bill was vigorously
fught by some of tho republicans In the
legislature on the ground that this would
give to the special Interests an oppor
tunity to elect the Judges, by reason of a
multiplicity of candidates. Those who de
feated the measure did so on tho ground
that it would take the Judiciary out of
The sections repealed were simply car
ried over In the statutes and It is these
re oeal ud sections which liave been
Commission and Governor Confer.
Members of the State Railway commis
sion, conHtltutional officers serving six
years and drawing ft.ono a year each, called
upon the governor this morning to ask
him to pleatte let them go ahead wtlh the
physical valuation of railroad property by
naming experts to do tho work. This ac
tlon was made necessary by one of tho
political plo bills passed by the late aggre
gation of job makers.
The governor assured the commission
that he hud no Intention of interfering with
the work of the commission, though, of
course, ho had a certain responsibility n
the matter and wanted to se some good
Nebraska engineer appointed to head the
pie hunters. Then he told the commission
that as long as he thought they were doing
all right he would not interfere, but If
they did not do as he thought they should.
then, of course, he should exercise his
authority In the matter. The governor has
not yet selected his helpers. The chief man
will receive between $3,000 and M.Gut) a
(Continued on Third Page.)
gathered early today in l.afajette street,
near tiie home of the detective, where his
body was lying In slate.
The heavy police guard on duty about
the house would permit no congregation of
people In Its Immediate vicinity, but ad
mirers and compatriots of Petrunlno found
time to pause and with bowed heads, utter
a silent prayer before passing on to work.
Twenty-five policemen were stationed in
front of the Petrosino home and fifty de
fectives were on duty In the yards and
on the roofs of that and adjoining build
ings. Four hundred and fifty policemen.
Including many dressed In plain clothes,
were assigned to guaid the fimeiai proces
sion on Its way from Lafayette street to
the old cathedral In Mott street and from
the cathedral to Calvary cemetery on lxo
REIGN OF TERROR
Violence and Disorder Grow Out of
Walkout of Button Makers at
S0LDIEBS PATROL THE CITY
Two Thousand Troops and Eight
Hundred Gendarmes on Duty.
MOB BECOMES REVOLUTIONARY
Cries of "Down with the Republic!"
NUMBER OF SOLDIERS INJURED
Representatives of General dera
tlon of Labor from Paris fjrsrlns;
Strikers to Hani to the
MERl. France, April ll.-The striking
button makers, whose demands fur a con
tinuance of the previous wage scale In the
button factories have been followed by
violence and disorders, have brought about
a veritable reign of terror here and In
the neighboring' towns of Crepln and Ijor
matson. About 2,C0 soldiers under the com
mand ot General Nicholas, and 600 gen
darmes under the eladership of the prefect
of Ouise, are today patroling the streets of
the town and tho surrounding country.
The muh Is uuly, and cries of "Down with
the republic" are heard constantly. The
soldiers are bearing the Insults with great
stoclsm, although a number of them have
been Injured severely by stones.
M. Volrln and other representatives of
the general federation of labor are here
from Paris urging the strikers to fight to
Settlers Are Far
From Pleased at
Explanation Given, by Department of
Reason Why it Hat Been
Put in Force.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. April 12. (Special Tele-
gram.) Settlers along the North Platte rtl-
gatlon project In western Nebraska are not
altogether satisfied with 'he reduction to
eighty acres per family ov' the amount of
land that can be watered under the project.
Senator Burkett not long ago took the
question up with the dlrecor of the recla
mation service with a view to having an
adjustment made that would be satisfactory
f. both settlers fnd department. The-dl-
rector took he matter " under advlsemeii
and conferred with the engineers In field4.
They intimated to their chief that In many
cases settlers in their opinion undertook
more than they could properly handle.
It seems the law provides that water
shal lbs furnished to an area of land 'large
enough for products raised on It to suppoit
a family." This tho department construed
to be eighty acres, and the director slates
that If a larger area were to be given It
would result In hardship to the settlers.
In suppoit of this view he maintains that
while during the first years of Irrigation
the area cultivated must necessarily bt
smaller than a total of eighty acres, pay
ments must be upon the amount Irrigable
and not merely on acreage cultivated. To
Increase the unit would be to Increase pay
menu without Increasing the acreage a
settler could cultivate and sell crops on,
the director holds, and the law would not
permit increasing the unit any way. lie
also refers to the fact that If settlers are
unable to meet payments the law provides
tor forfelure of all former payments and
los sof their holding.
Norris to Sail
Soon for Panama
Congressman to Leave Wednesday
for Two Weeks' Absence on
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 12.-(8peclal Tel
gram ) Representative George W, Norrl
together with a number of other member,
of the house, will sail from New York oi
Wednesday on the ship Panama for Colin
to lock over the canal tone. Judge Nerrl;
hail been Invited to go to Cleveland t
enter the campaign and assist Mr. Causldy.
who haj received the nomination to suc
ceed Mr. Burton, who on March 4 enteret
However, much as Judge Norris wouU
have liked to aid hiH young friend Cas
sidy, ho had booked passage for aiwtim
and could not therefore well disarrange
hla plana and those of his fellow voyagers.
The party will be absent from the capita.'
city about two weeks.
Senator Norris Brown will preside a'
the thirteenth annual meeting of tht
American Academy of Political and Social
Science at Witherspoon hall, Philadelphia,
Saturday evening, April IT. The general
theme of dlacussion will be upon the sub
ject, "The Relation of Immigration U
Mount Etna is
Big Volcano is Covering Surrounding
Country with Ashes Great
Fear is Felt.
NAPLES. April 12. Mount Etna la In
eruption. A great cloud of smoke Is pout
ing out of the crater snd ashes are falling
thick on the surrounding country. Consid
erable apprehension Is felt-
I'oal Treat tiu Jane I.
PHILADKU'HIA. April 12 -After brief
proceedings here today Judges Gray and
Huff liiKtmi in the I'nltrd States rircut'
court filed June 1 hi the dale when Cuun
Se representing the anthracite railroad)
and coal comanies should complete lli.-l,
testimony in the suit Instituted by the
government to dUsulva U so-called Cost
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