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VOL. XXXVIU KO. 49.
OMAHA, SUNDAY r .V0, MAY
1900 SIX SECTIONS KORTV PAGES.
SIMILE COfY FIVE CENTS.
DAY TO SPEECHES
Sharp Controveriy Develop! Between
Advocates of Free Lumber and
to Ci editors
President of Baldwin Locomotive
Works Gives Presbyterians Advice
on Subject of Reaching Hen.
Ten Million Dollars Cut from Esti
mates for 1911 by Order of
WILL NOT AFFECT PROGRAM
Wife of Convicted Banker Says Con
spiracy to Ruin Them Has
SUPPLY IS NOT DIMINISHING
Statement .by Scott and Heyburn Not
Accepted by Other Senator!.
NO DATE SET FOR VOTE
Mr. Aldrich'i Requeit for Agreement
for June 2 Objected To.
RIVERS BILL IS SIDETRACKED
Mr. Borton'i T.ltort to Have Certain
pprnarlatlans Extended Falls
Ratley Tata on Hta Mimr
WASHINGTON. May 23.-By special
agreement the senate took no vole today
on any subject and the entire session was
devoted to speech making. T he lumber
schedule under discussion during the
greater part of the day and the controversy
between the free lumber advocates and
f their high tariff opponent was at times
Senator McCumber Introduced the subject
iy ;rt.rllng an amendment for free lum
ber and he. was on the floor several times
during the day In support of this provl
lion. He contended that the American
V forests were being rapidly depleted and
urged that every encouragement should
be given to the bringing In of outside lum
ber for the protection of our own supply.
On the other hand, Senators Elklns, Scott
and Heyburn. all of them representing the
lumber producing constituencies contended
strenuously for a higher duty than Is al
lowed by the house bill. They contro
verted the theory that the American lum
ber supply Is rapidly diminishing.
Rivera BUI aidetrackeil.
Once more the senate placed on record
Its determination not to undertake other
legislation while, the ariff bill is pending.
This action was taken In opposition to an
effort on the part of Senator Burton, for
mer chairman of the house committee on
rivers and harbors and now a member of
the senate committee on commerce, to
have extended certain apt poprlatlons for
the Improvement of th country's water
ways. He was antagonized by Senators
Hale and C'litpp and was compelled to de
list. Senator Bailey began the day by de
manding that the advocates of the tariff
bill should maintain a cjuorum, notwith
standing there was to be no vets taken,
and he and other senators was responsible
for a number of roll rails. The attendance
was good, however, and there was no In-
filiation of a falling off in Interest.
As a concession to the senators who were
demanding time for attention to their cor
respondence, the senate adjourned at 8;04
rf ISo Date for Vote.
Senulor Aldrlch made good his promls
of yesterday to try today to get a day
named for taking the final vote on the
tariff bill. He named Wednfsday, June
. !i, as his preference. He dlii not get It.
Hta resolution for that day covered not
only the bill, but nil amendments then
pending. There wan prompt ohiectlon from
both the democratic and republican sides
of the chumbcr.
Senator Daniel nt once recorded his ob-
Jecthn and Serntor Cuinmlns Joined him.
4 As unanimous consent was necessary un-
rler fhe fennel, tlieri. was nothing fnr Mr
Aldrlch to do but submit. This he did
with the best grace possible.
In replying to an Inquiry by Mr. Hale,
Mr. Aldrlch suid the senate had disposed
of u majority of paragraphs that had been
disputed and he stated th.it he would later
renew his request fot uiuinlmous consent
for a time to vote. Mr. .Aldtlih raid he
wculd not ak for any vote today.
That Senator Bailey was still smarting
under some of the wrongs which he thought
had been Inflicted upon him In the senate
yesterday was made evident when he en-
i ered the senate chamber. Juat before ad
Jouiment yesterday he had again unavatl
Ingly sought to obtain an agreement to
YW.U upon an Income tax amendment to
the tariff bill, and his failure was Inimedi-
ately followed by another, which consisted
' ' it, ih. pafn.ul nn lh nart nf th un.r.
to adjourn over from Friday until Mon
day to permit senators whose general of
fice business Is running behind to catch up.
Balked b Aldrlch.
In both of these matters he was balked
by Senator Aldrich, and when after ad
journment last night Mr. Aldrich arose
from his seat and Joined the Texas sen
ator as he stood in the main aisle of the
senate chamber, it was evident to observ
ers that Mr. Bailey did not feel In the moat
amiable humor over his two defeats. Kven
when the chairman of the committee on
finance stroked the big Texan down the
back with one nf his most palliating gest
ures, the latter still rerused to smile
Mr. Burton was engaged in making an
earnest plea in the Interest of rivers and
harbors when Mr. Bailey entered the sen
ate, hat In band, and going Immediately ti
his seat demanded a call for a yuorum. Ac
cording to the rulra of the aenate the mere
mention of the absence of a quorum is all
that Is necessary to Immediately precipi
tate acall of the senate, and there was as
tonishment when the proceeding was not
Immediately ordered. Not only did Sen
atir Burtun continue his remarks, but
even while V waa "n" P'aklng, Mr Hale
turned and hiud.- a plea to Mr. Halley to
allow the rlvr and harbor business to be
completed hef Insisting on the point.
"No." rc'Hiiled the Texas senator
tentloiisly. and. shaking his heai. he turned
Into the iloa"k room. Having deposited his
let h came hack Into the enaie chamber
to find that burlneas waa sun in.-
filing without regard to his demand fur
a nuorurn. He again ralwd the point and
. .t. ..aa4 tllm tO (iCSialt.
.fc.r? Lb iu.1 humor of tn,
till in"' -
Texas senator had returnee ana w
smiling His smile, however, was mlrfeaJ
Ing. for he again declined.
Insists on t all.
1 must Insist." he replied to Mr Hale s
"I told Aldrk-h that I would help to
- j T .11 lUUild
make a QUv rum u j
Mri Ita would not do any buslnesa during
the day unleaa he had a quorum
(OoaUuuod vn Finn Page.)
NEW YORK. May 22. Mrs. Clementine
Morse, wife of Charles W. Morse, the
former banker, asserted In an Interview to
day that long ago persons high In power
vowed that they would ruin her husband,
and that they have kept their vow. Mrs.
Morse declared that government officials
had boasted also thst they would cause
Morse's downfall, but Mrs. Morse said she
did no-t then believe that courts could be
used as s party to the plans of her hus
"How many people know that my hus
band has paid every dollar owed to every
depositor In the Bank of North America?'
she asked, adding:
"Of an Indebtedness of 17,000.000, more
than t5.ono.non has been paid, and If Mr.
Morse had his liberty he would not owe n
penny today. It is incredible to me that a
court can be used to destroy a man's prop
erty and his family made to suffer."
Mrs. "Morse said she had sold her Jew
elry gladly to pay the claims against her
husband, and one claim against her which
was absolute blackmail, but which was
paid to avoid notoriety. Practically all of
the furnishings of the handsome home at
72 Fifth avenue. Mrs. Morse said, had
been sold for the benefit of the creditors,
and the house was about to be sold over
"When I leave 1 shall have no home; I
don't know where T shall go," she added.
Court Sustains Law Shutting Out In
surance Companies Paying Offi
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. May 22.-The
Missouri supreme court, sitting en banc,
today sustained the state law which denies
licenses to Insure companies which pay
any of their officers salaries In excess of
S30.000. Jhe act was passed two years ago
and has been the subject of extended liti
gation. Today's decision was on an application
from three large eastern companies for a
writ of mandamus to compel the state In
surance department to Issue licenses to
them. The writ was denied to the peti
tioners, tho Equitable Life Assurance so
ciety, the Prudential Insurance company
and the Metropolitan Life Insurance com
While upholding the validity of the stat
ute, the court declared that It was unwise
legislation and recommended Its repeal.
Break Jail v
Frank Brice and James Cullen Saw
Way to Liberty at Dakota
BlOl'X CITY. la.. May 22. (Special Tele
gram.) Frank Brtce and James Cullen, ar
rested as suspects a week ago by the
Sioux City police and who broke Jail and
crossed over to Nebraska, where they
robbed a store In South Sioux City, Neb.,
and were captured, lust night broke out of
the county Jail at Dakota City. They
sawed their way out of the cellroom with a
cuscknlfe and battered down a brick wall
between the Jail and the sheriffs office
with an axe. They had been found guilty
of burglary by the district court and were
to have been taken to the Nebraska peni
tentiary this morning.
Goes to Prison
Henry Weidenback Pleads Ouilty to
Larceny and is Given
CINCINNATI. O.. May 22. Henry Weid
enback, tM artist who robbed a number
of homes where he was employed to dr.
work, pleaded guilty to larceny today and
waa sentenced to four years In the
Wetdenbach Is known the country over
as a repilrer of old paintings. He was
arrested in St. Louis.
Boys, a Girl With Rich
Farm Wants a Husband
How would you like to marry a pretty
young woman wtth 150 acres of land, con
taining a fifteen-acre strawberry patch, on
the coaat of New Jersey?
If you want to take the chance, young
man, write or telephone Rev. Charles W.
Bavldge. lie can lead you to It.
Or. young woman, how would you Ilka
to marry a young man situated as this
young woman Is situated and where?
Rev. Mr. Savldge received a letter a day
or two ago from a young woman on the
coast of New Jersey, who says she want
to marry, and. as desirable young men are
scarce tn her coui try, she has written to
the Omaha minister for help. She says
that she and her brother between them
will soon full heir to their old homestead
of ISO acres; that tr.elr mother 1 old and
cannt last much longer. The girl herself
! f 'irawberrle. on the
8ne notes In passing, also that her
brother ts open to engagements from some
of the girls of the west
"I write you because I saw In paper
that you have married l.TTt couples and
have often helped men and women get
mates. What a nice thing It must be to
be a marrying parson and help people to
get their Ufe companions and live happy
ever afterward. I do not want to live
alone, and my brother does not want to
Less Stately Treading and More
Democracy is Needed.
NEXT MEETING OF ASSEMBLY
Atlantic City Seemingly in Lead for
the Session of 1910.
CHAIRMANSHIPS ARE ANNOUNCED
Rev. J. bray Bolton of Philadelphia
Heads Committee on Judiciary
Sermon by .Mew Moderator
DENVER. Colo.. May 23.-Lese "stately
treading" and more democracy; less loung
ing in the luxury of the church waiting
for the sinner to approach and more
evengellsm among the lowly were the key
notes sounded at today's and tonight's
sessions of the general assembly of the
Presbyterian church. The lead In advocacy
of this doctorlne was taken by John
Converse, president of the Baldwin Lo
comotive Works of Philadelphia, who In
presenting his report as chairman of the
committees on evangelistic work said that
the church had been altogether too digni
fied to go out after the sinner and had
been content, to rest In state awaiting the
approach of the seeker for solace.
A noteworthy feature today waa the
gathering of the "Blue and Grey" veterans,
who were addressed by Dr. Barkley, the
moderator elect, a former confederate
It Is regarded as probable that the next
assembly will convene at Atlantic City,
though a hid for the meeting has been
made by both Cleveland and Seattle.
Tomorrow there will be devotional
services and a sermon by the new mod
erator in the Central Presbyterian church
and a huge parade of Sunday school chil
dren In the afternoon.
"Get out In automobiles, In carts, on
the curbstones, anywhere, only be aure
you win men, to the church," was the ad
vice given the general assembly of the
Presbyterian church by John H. Converse
of Philadelphia, president of the Baldwin
locomotive works, and a leading figure In
"There was a time when we of the
Presbyterian church considered It beneath
our dignity to preach the gospel except In
tho most luxurious churches," said Mr.
Converse. "But that time has passed.' It
Is time now to go to the alnner and not
ask the sinner to come Ud you."
This doctrine Mr. Converse offered with
his presentation . of the report of the
committee on evangelistic work of which
he Is chairman.
Other reports also were, submitted and
the following Important committee chair
manships were announced:
Judlclal-Rev. J. Gray Bolton, Phila
delphia. Education Dr. Edgar P. Hill, Chicago.
Foreign Missions Rev. Howard A. John
ston, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Ministerial Relief Rev. Joslah McLean,
Salt Lake City.
Finance Joseph Yeareanlce. New York.
Home Missions W. L. McEwan, Pitts
burg. Bills and Overtures Dr. B. P. Fullerton,
St. Louis, Mo.
Polity Rev. Morris D. Edwards. St.
v . r i
Tired of Husband
Adopted Daughter of General L. W.
Colby Throws Out on Street
BEATRICE, Neb.. May 22. (Special
Telegram.) Married but a. few brief
weeks to Albert Challvat, a young French
trapper, Zelntka Lanunl, or "Lost Bird."
a Sioux Indian maiden and adopted daugh
ter of General L. W. Colby of this city,
haa forsaken her husband at Portland,
Ore. This announcement was received
here today. Since the brief romance of
the young trapper and the Indian
maiden they have been making their home
with Mr. Colby at Portland, from whose
home Challvat was turned out by "Lost
Bird" because of his love for liquor. She
decleared ahe gave him money with which
to rent a room.
be an old bachelor, and, as we have a
good farm and are Industrious, we want
to get married and want you to help us."
This Is sn excerpt of the letter.
Wltn hu. record In the case of "Jim
Knell" and scoree of other lonely men and
women, Mr. Savldge goes forth to con
quer, undaunted and undismayed.
"This thing of helping others to get
wlvea or husbands Is not a new work."
says Mr. Savldge, "and .It's not a bad work.
It Is a serious thing to marry, and some
people find It difficult to get partners.
Why, we find as far back as the Judges
In the old testament time, that men were
asking for help in the same way that this
young woman tn New Jersey asks It.
"Samson was the strongest man of his
time. He could remove pillars from a mas
sive structure and carry them away, but
when he came to get a wife ha had to aak
his father to help him. When his father
and mother were chiding him for not being
able to get a wife from his own people
and having to go down among the Phil
istines, Samuel protested against their re
proof and clung to tthe woman who had
found favor In bis eyes.
" 'Get her for me, for she please th my
eye.' he told his father.
"If the strongest man In the world in
those day had to have help to get a sHfe,
why Isn't It all right for men and wojnen
to ak help Uks that tod,-'
"I BELIEVE THERE IS GOING TO BE
From the New Tork Herald.
TWO THOUSAND IN PRIZES
Eagle Convention Committee Decides
on that Amount.
TWENTY-SEX CASH PRIZES OPEN
Bla Parade Will Oceor on Thursday,
September 1H Chairman Bennett
Talks of Preparations and
W. R. Bennett, chairman of the promo
tion and publicity committee for the Eagles'
convention, Is sending out a circular offer
ing $2,000 In cash for parade and drill pries,
with promise of more later. Following is
the list rf prizes, all payable. In cash:
For Aeries Having Greatest Number of
Men in Line Not less than lnft, first. 1150;
not less llian seventy-five, second, IHlo;
not less than fifty, third, $73; not less than
flftv, fourth, $30.
For Aerie Coming Greatest Distance
Not less than fifty, first, $inrt; not less
than forty, second, $75; not less than
thirty, third. $0; not less than twenty
five, fourth. $J5. v
For Uniforms Most unique and original
uniform In line, not less than thirty men,
first. $W0; second. $50; third. $25.
For Competitive Drill Not less than six
teen men. first, $100; second. $30; third. $-ft.
For Floats Most attractive flcat, first,
JliW; second. $75; third, $.V).
For Bands Greatest number of men in
anv one band in parade, not less than
twenty, first. $150; second. $100; third. $30.
rr Drum Corps Corps coming the long
est distance, not less than sixteen men,
first. $1fiO; seoi nd. $76.
For Pipers Pipers In costume coming
longest distance, first. $75; second. $50.
Parade September 1fl.
The parade will take place on Thursday,
September 11. at 12 o'clock, noon, sharp,
under conditions named by the local com
mittee. All captains of teams that are
likely to participate In the competition frr
prlxea must communicate In writing with
the local committee In Omaha, at least
thirty days before, giving number of men
who will likely be In the parade; and all
who 'are unable to arrange their companies,
who are likely to participate In the parade
and cannot report thirty days In advance,
must, immediately upon arriving In
Omara, communicate with the local com
mittee so that they may be duly assigned
tn tho parade.
All companies that desire to enter com
petitive drills must be ready promptly at
10 o'clock Friday mrrning, September 17.
The competitive drills will be held at a
place to be hereafter designated by the
Judges will be selected from those In at
tendance from abroad to determine all cash
prises which are offered. Omaha aerie Is
barred from all prises. All of the party
organisations In competition will be jjdged
from the reviewing Bland on Thursday,
day of pnrnde.
Later on the committee on parade and
drills contemplate offering a few oth?r
prizes, for unique features likely to prove
attractive and enlivening. Pris will prob
ably be given for tallest and shortest
eagle, and lightest and heaviest, of suf
ficient amount to attract all the giants
and little fellows, all the savers and whales.
In the order.
Letters are beginning to come to the
committee already from different sections
of the country, Indicating that interest haa
been aroused. One woman in Birmingham,
Ala., wiltes to a relative In Omaha that
a sight of The Bee panoramic view sent
out bearing the convention dates made
her homesick. "I could almost see your
tOntlnued on Second Page.)
Why do you pay
rent when you can
buy a home in Om
aha with only a
down and balance
same as rent?
Read the Real Estate col
umn from day to day and you
will find a home offered for
eale within your means. The
Bee has found homes for hun
dreds of others and can find
a home for you.
Have you read the waul ads. yet
C. W. Hinzic
is Honored by
Omaha Man is Chosen Grand Junior
Counselor and Omaha Gets
COLLMBL'8. Neb.. May 22.-(Speclal.)-Today
Is the closing one of the meeting of
the grand council of the United Commercial-!
Travelers of Nebraska. The parade was
one of tho features of the day, and was
composed ol the traveling men In attend
ance at the convention and the Norfolk
and Grand Island hands. In the evening
there was a banquet at the Maennerchor
hall, which was attended by the traveling
men and their wives, and also many prom
inent citizens of Clumbus. and the even
ing was concluded with a grand hall at the
Orpheus hall, at which time beautiful
souvenirs were presented to each woman.
This morning the election of officers wua
held and resulted as follows: Grand coun
selor, Sampel F. Ersklne of Norfolk;
grand pest counsellor, W. A. Sain of Be
atiiae; grand Junior counsellor, C. W. Hln
zte of Omaha; grand secretary, Fred W.
Hawken of Fremont; grand treasurer,
Henry Fritz of Columbus; grand conductor.
P. B. Trueblood of Grand Island; grand
page, R. D. McFadden of Hastings; grand
sentinel, W. H. Boney of Lincoln; grand
executive committee, P. M. Patterson of
Chadron, R. W, Bock of Grand Island,
Elmer K. Abbott of Beatrice, E. A. Plum
mer of Hastings. Omaha whs selected as
the place for the next grand council meet
ing. The delegation from Zeus council No. 10,
of Des Moines, arrived last night and today
put on the work of tha. Ancient Mystic
Order of Bagmen of Bagdad. They con
ferred the "shrine" degree upon a large
class of delegates at the Orpheus hall. M.
H. Smith, great ruler of Pes Moines, ex
plained the objects and benefits of the
Bagmen to members of the United Com
mercial Travelers. The Bagmen provide a
death benefit for beneficiaries.
Secret Service Men in Plain Clothes
Are Watching for Signs of
CENTER VI LLE, la.. May 22. An ex
tensive secret service force Is being
organized In anticipation of an outbreak
against John Jutikln, negro, accused of
murdering Clara Hosen and awaiting trial
here Tuesday. Sentinels In plain clothes
are being posted In various parts of the
town and are watching trains from Ot
tumwa to forestall any action threatening
mob violence. Junkln Is frightened, fear
ing an attack, and many negroes are
hurrying out of town.
FLANDREAU JJIRL IS FIRST
Miaa l.ney R atari 1 Wlas Soath Dakota
Declamatory Contest at
VERMILION. 8. D., May 22-t8pecial
Telegram.) In the' state declamatory con
test held here last night Canton, Lesmet,
Centervllle. Flandreau, Pierre, Aberdeen,
Yankton, Dead wood, Sioux Falls and Mitch
ell were entered. Lucy Russell of Flan
dreau won, Bernlce Loveall of Pierre was
I second and Blaxiche Coleman of Aberdeen
Vnlveralti- High Wins.
CHAMPAIGN. III.. May '1Z The Vnl-
verslty of Illinois Intel scholastic track
meet today was won by University High
school nf Chicago. Oak Park was second
and Mllford third.
The points were: Chicago. 21; Oak
Park. 17; Mllford. IS.
County Attorney Says He
and Judge Took Bribes
SHAWNEE. Okl.. May 23 -Confessing his
own guilt and Implicating others in a
charge of grafting In the prosecution nt
"bootleggers" and "Joint" keepers, Virgil
Biggers, recently suspended as county at
torney of this county, testified here yester
day In a bribery case In which William
Mabcn, district Judge, ts defendant.
Biggers declarer that Judge Maben him
self and others met the bootleggers In con
ference, agreed upon terms and later ac
cepted money brought to them by County
Commissioner Hubert Hagar. Biggers said
ROW AT COLLEGE CONTEST
Two Orators Charged with Plagiar
ism and Ruled Out.
LOOKS LIKE GAME OF POLITICS
Loral Men Acquainted with One Ora
tor and His Oration Defend
Him Against the
APPLETON, Wis., May 23.-Ignatius Mc
Namei of Notre Dame university and J.
Fergus Orr of Park college, Missouri, were
ruled out of the Interstate Oratorical con
test here hm night on the ground of
plagiarism, announcement of this having
been made today after a stormy session
of the officers and delegates of the Inter
state Oratorical association.
It was through this elimination that It
became possible for the representative of
Belolt college to enter the contest.
PARKVII.LE, Mo., May &.-J. Fergus
Orr, charged with plagiarism by the In
te.rt.tate Oratorical association at Appleton,
Wis., Is a senior In Park college in this
city. His home Is In I'urkvllle, where his
father Is well-to-do. Young Orr -has al
ways borne a splendid reputation at the
college and news of the aasoclation's action
came today as an unpleasant surprise. The
officers and teachers In the college, while
unable to say that they knew any of the
real facts In the case, with one accord took
occasion to defend Orr and to express the
opinion that some mistake must have been
made. Orr's subject In the last night's
contest was "The Leaven of Civilization."
SOUTH BEND. Ind., May 22.-Ignatlus E.
McNamee, who was ruled out of the Inter
state oratorical contt-st on a technicality,
lives at Portland, Ore. He Is president of
the senior class at Notre Dame and editor-in-chief
of tho Dome. He won the Breen
medal for oratory at Notre Dame, which
entitled him to enter the state oratorical
contest at Indlunapolls. He used the same
subject, "Child Labor," In all his orations.
( hnrae la Discredited.
Mr. Orr is personally known to several
people in Omaha, former students or
alumni of Park college. One Is Dr. Ben
L. Meyer, Just graduated from the Omaha
Medical college and another In James B.
Wootan, city editor of The Bee. They
don't hestitale to discountenance the
charge against Orr.
"He is too scrupulous a young man for
one thing and too shrewd for the next,"
said Mr. Wootan. "The penalty of such
an offense is known to all college students
and Orr la not the man to commit such a
"In the next plare this oration ran the
gauntlet "t the college and state contests
before going to the Interstate and If there
had been any plaglarlHm in it why would
It not have beec discovered In one of the
two primary contests?
"The fact Is a lot of political chicanery
Is possible In these Interstate contests and
the circumstances In this case look very
much as if tme artifice had been resorted
to. The fact that Belolt, a Wisconsin
college, got Into the contest by means of
Park's elimination Is In Itself very sua
pIclouB. The contest being held on Wis
consin territory and a Wisconsin school
being admitted to the contest when, under
the rules, It was not admissible before,
casta a reflection upon the Wisconsin
people who must have had control of the
Judge Lea 8. Kstelle of Omaha was one
of the Judges on thought and style for the
Missouri atate contest where Orr"s oration
won first place and derived the right to
represent the state at Appleton and Judge
I Estelle la tonally firm in the conviction
thai. Orr Is a victim of circumstances and
not guilty of plugarlam.
Mr. Wootan Is In possession of a copy of
Orr's oration. His theme was the Jew and
his subject, "The Leaven of Civilisation."
that certain sums had been delivered to
Hagar In an envelope by Oat Johnson and
L. B. Howell. Join Hsu.
Johnson then took the stand and reiter
ated the story of the conference and the
pasiiage of the money.
Mubtn and Biggers wra Indicted several
weeks ago following charges by Rev. Mr.
Bjigln, an evangelist, who charged county
officials with accepting bribes from boot
leggers and gamblers of Shawnee.
Mr. Bulgin charged that tn the last year
lZiM had been paid for prolecUuu.
Intention to Build Two Battleships
is Not Changed.
Speaker Addresses Meeting of Na
tional Congress at Washington.
He Fnvors Aaltatlnn for Better
Highways, hut fnym Expense
Should Be Borne by States
WASHINGTON. May 2?.-The reductions
In the esllmntes for the naval appropria
tions for lull, an ordered by President
Tatt, will not affect the battleship build
ing progrnm of the navy, accoiding to
an announcement made today by Secre
He declared that it was tho Intention
of the administration to provdr appropria
tions in that year for the building of two
battleships. Some reduction has had to
he made In the minor recommendations in
the building proginm of the general boa id,
but the main features of the plan of build
ing will remain unchanged.
An appropriation sufficient for building
five torpedo boat destroyers or one re
pair ship for the fleet, which ever Is deemed
the mere urgent, will be mude, accoullnrf
to tho secretary.
Congress having cut down the 1910 pro
gram to about one-half and cnptrmplatlnaj
a like cut In the next estimates to be sub
mitted, Secretary Meyer and the board
have Included only about one-half of the
estimates of the originally planned pro
gram for I'.'ll.
Tho Impression prevails In some quarters,
according to Secretary Meyer, that HO.OOU
0( decrease in the 1111 estimates for th"
navy contemplated a reduction of the turn-
her of battleships to be provided for from
two ships to oik. Tills the secretary de
clared was erroneous.
The reduction has been effected only aftr
tho most careful consideration In consulta
tions wtlh the general hoard, the chiefs of
all the bureaus, collectively and Individu
ally, and the commandants of the Atlanllo
navy yards. They t o ne principally from
the estimates fur appropriations for the
various bureaus and navy yards, hut they
have been made so as to In no way affect
the efficiency o fthe ships of the yards.
The two liattleBhlps V r 1311 are to be of
the heavy single caliber, all big gun type,
of which six alreiidy are pi ov hied fer
tile North Dakota. D lawaie. Florida, Utah,
Arkansas and Wyoming. These two ships
will complete the plan of tho general board
to hav? a squadron of eight ships of this
type, all having the same tactical quali
ties. The details nf the new vessels have
not been made public.
Cannon on Good Roads.
Representative Picked of addressed
today's session of the National Good Roads
association, which was transferred from
Baltimore to this city today.
Speaker Cannon addressed the afternoon
session. Mr. Cannon said that In railway
and water transpcitatlon the government
must kep In touch with the people and the
people must also keep In touch with tin?
government. To do this, he said, everyone
must know what the government costa and
that the efforts to secure appropriations
for good rads wan an everlasting per
formance. The speaker said It was the
province of the state governments to con
duct experiments for good roads and that
It was necessary to arouse public senti
ment In favor of their construction. The
pe pie should be educated In the cost of
building better roads, added the speaker.
"I hope you'll keep on In your good work
and In the fullness of time at the expense
of counties and states we'll construct good
roads," Bald Mr. Cannon.
Arthur O. Jackson of Chicago, president
of tho tlood Roads congress, differed from
the views of the speaker, maintaining that
economy ought to be practiced In the con
struction of battleships and that money
spent by the national government on good
roads, "it Is Impossible that an apostle of
republicanism should oppose this," said Mr.
Former Senator Dodge of Ohio and sev
eral others addressod the meeting.
Added to Navy
Program Also Calli for Five Tor
pedo Boats and Repair
WASHINGTON, May 22. The building
program of the United States navy for the
fiscal year 1W1 will call for two battleship
of the most advanced Dreadnought type,
also five torpedo boat destroyers and ona
modern repair ship for the fleet, notwltne
standing the J 1'. .("), i0 decrease which la)
to be made In the naval estimates by order
of President Taft. '
becreiary Meyer, In announcing this pro
pram today said the battleship appro
priation will not be affected by the reduced
estimates. The reduction will oome fiom
the appropriation for the different bureau
and fn in the navy yards, but he has made
these reductions in such a way as to not
affect the efficiency of the yards or the
Wilhelmina and Infant Daughter
Take Air for Fint Time in
THE HAGUE, May 22-Queen Wll
htmina. who gave birth to a daughter
April 30. Is now fully convalescent. She
was out walking this morning In the palace
grounds, arcomiaulcd by a aula caWTYlnK
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