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VOL. XXXVIII NO." 205.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1D09-TWELVE FAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Lonjsiana Members Make Strong
Speeches in Favor of High
MENERY AGAINST I 'RADE
He Says it Hat No Pi 5A . Our
Scheme of Governn.
SUGAR IS ALWAYS 'D
Only Bill Omitting it Wa. the
BEVERIDGE QUOTES FROM TAFT
(anipslgn Speeches of President Hend
Into nrcord to Shew lie Fa
vora Hrvlsion Down.
WASHINGTON, May 26. The senate to
riiv L-Fgun the formal consideration of the
sugar schedule, but did not approach a
vote upon It. Instead, the time allotted
Ui this schedule was entirely given over
ti) spcecliniaklng, and, atrsnge to say, the
two speeches on the subject, while made
by democrat!, were In strong advocacy
of a high tariff on sugar of all grades.
The lumber schedule was temporarily put
aside In order to permit the committee on
finance to make changes In It. Early In
the day Senator Beverldge addressed the
senate at soma length In support of his
contention that President Taft had, pre
vious to and after his nomination, been a
Consistent advocate of a downward re
vision of the tariff.
He followed the maiden effort of his dem
ocratic colleague, Mr. Bhlvely, who under
took to prove that If the tariff bill now
before the senate should become a law
the rates over which the senate Is wrang
ling would constitute the tariff, hut that
the country would find Itself operating
under the maximum rate, which Is 25 per
cent higher than the minimum.
Beverldgte Quotes Taft.
Defending his view that the pledges of
the republican party were for a revision of
the tariff downward. Senator Beverldge
today quoted extensively from remarks by
Mr. Taft it Bath, Me., prior to his nom
ination for the presidency. He Insisted
that the speech was accepted by the
people of the country as a declaration
on the part of the conservative forces of
the party that there would be a revision
of duties In order that they might be low
ered. He said that to place, the views of
the president correctly before the country
he would Introduce Into the records all of
the public statements of the president relat
ing to th tariff.
Mr. Beverldge did not profess to appear
as the authorised mouthpiece of the presi
dent, but on the contrary was especially
careful to say such was not the case. One
of the speeches nf Mr. Taft quoted by Mr.
Beverldge was that made In Milwaukee
September 2 lest. In which the then presi
dential candidate was quoted aa saying:
"It Is my Judgment that a revision of the
tariff In accordance with the pledges of the
' republican platform will be on the whole a
substantial revision downward, though
there probably will be a few exceptions In
this regard." .
Mr. Heybum Inquired whether the sen
ator from Indiana agreed with the declara
tion of a party that demanded an "Imme
diate revision of the tariff by a general
reduction of duties."
Jab at Mlaorltr Party.
"I am presenting facts on which anyone
onn draw an Inference," replied Mr. Bev
erldge. "There was a party that made a
campaign upon the declaration of princi
ples that are not being kept here," said
the Indiana senator, looking over the dem
ocratic side In a manner that Indicated his
disapproval of the course of the minority.
In an Impassioned burst the Indian sen
ator declared the worst enemies of a pro
tective policy were those who resisted any
reduction of the duties to meet changed
"It will not be permitted that anyone
shall say here," declared Mr. Beverldge,
"when senators def Ire to reduce these rates
that thy are less earnest protectionists than
others, for we think we are equally as
earnest as and more wise than they."
'There was, he declared, no dissension In
the republican party on the tariff aa the
differences were mall.
"Tt has been said thor is free trade on
this side." snld the Indiana senator, who
contradicted the accusation with emphasis.
"No, not a single microbe of It." he al
most shouted. "No free trade here, but
will anybody deny there Is protection over
there?" pointing In dramatic manner to
wards the democratic side of the chamber,
lie predicted that the protective tariff
would make many southern states re
Foster Favors "oarar Da ties.
In view of the fact that the senate com
mittee on finance Is contemplating further
amendments to the lumber schedule the
portion of that schedule which has not
been acted upon was passed over today by
the aenate and the sugar schedule taken
Senator Pouter spoke In favor of sus
taining the duties on raw and refined
sucar as passed by the bowse and recom
mended by the committee on finance.
"If ths revenue provided in this bill from
the Importation of sugar," sal I Mr. Foster,
"is necessary for the honest and econom
ical administration of the government, then
It should not be disturbed."
A duty, he pointed out. had been Im
posed upon sugar by every political party
since the foundation of the government
and except In th Walker act, a differen
tial duly had been Imposed upon the dif
ferent grades of sugar.
The products of the field and forest, Mr.
Foster declared, -had arisen In price 25 to
30 per cent, ivhlla the price of sugar had
In reply to a uestlon by Mr. Tillman the
Louisiana senator declared his belief that
If the duty should be taken off sugar the
domestic Industry would be destroyed.
"Then we farmers will have to pay to
keep this Industry going." suggested Mr.
"The cotton growers and the corn grow
ers." responded Mr. Foster, "will have to
help support this government, and I see
no reason why they should object to do-
Yg it through a tax of this kind."
Me Carry Is fur Protection.
Closely following his colleague, Mr.
Xnery spoke In support of ths ame prin
ciples as had been upheld by Mr. Foster.
(Osntlnued oa Second FageJ1
Home in Omaha,
Tired of Life
Employe of Government Bureau of
Printing and Engraving,
Triei to Die.
WASHINGTON. May i. (Special Tele
gram.) Despondent because of the fear
that she would losn her position In th?
bureau of engraving anil printing, due to
a "shake-up," Miss Margaret Mornn, 32
years of age. who claims Omaha ns her
home, attempted Monday nigh tto end her
life. Prompt medical attention by physi
cians at the Emergency hospital save) her.
Miss Moran has been employed In the
bureau of engraving and printing as plate
printer's assistant since last January. She
has. It Is said, been a sufferer from melan-'
cholla and this, coupled with the strenu
ous work she was called upon to do, evi
dently wrecked her nervous system.
Miss Moran. It Is said, owes her original
appointment to Senator Burkett, though
the senator said tolay he knew compara
tively little of the young woman and had
merely assisted her with his recommenda
tion, Just as he has many others who have
applied to him.
Passenger leaves Track, Injuring No
One, but is Delayed Until
MANHATTAN. Kan., May 25.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Union Pacific passenger train
No. 128, which left Lincoln this morning,
was derailed north of here, supposedly be
cause of high water and has not reached
this point up to a late hour.
It was reported here that a large num
ber of people had been Injured1, but details
of the wreck cannot be learned.
BEATRICE, Neb., May 25. (Special Tel
egram.) Persistent reports here are that
the Union, Pacific passenger, southbound,
which went through here this morning, has
been wrecked near Manhattan and a num
ber Injured. No communication can be se
cured with the traJn.
Union Pacific officials were notified yes
terday afternoon of the derailment of paa
senger train No. 126 north of Manhattan,
the derailment being caused by high water.
The telegraph department at the headquar
ters said the reports were to the effect
that no one was Injured and the train was
replaced within a short time, but could
not move for some hours because of the
Snow Falls in
the Black Hills
Ground Covered Three Inches Deep
at Portland and Damage to
Fruit is Feared.
DEAD WOOD, S. D.. May 25. Following a
heavy rain for two days snow set In this
morning In the northern Black Hills and
Is still falling. At Portland It Is now three
Inches deep. If the snow reaches the val
leys the fruit crops will be heavily dam
aged. SCIENTIST MAKES ARMOR
AGAINST SNAKES AND INSECia
Clothing; is Designed for I'se on Trip
After Tarontnlas and Scor
pions In Ysntas.
NEW YORK, May 25. Prof. Alexander
Petrumovitsch of the American Museum
of Natural History, will start for Mexico
and Yucatan this week to gather speci
mens of cplders, scorpions and tarantulas.
In preparing hla camp outfit he has made
several suits of clothing composed of twa
layers of canvas, between which Is a fine
wire screen. This is designed to thwart
poisonous bites and stings of tha snakes
and Insects which he seeks. He Is also
taking along a liberal supply of antidotes
for such poisons.
SISTER-IN-LAW HIS ACCUSER
John McKinney In Jail at Boone Af
ter Long Chase by the
BOONE, la.. May S. (Special Telegram.)
John McKinney la In Jail here under
heavy bonds charged with criminal as
sault on his sister-in-law, Minnie Whipple,
aged 12 years. When the girl's father,
Joseph Whipple, leal M of the alleged
crime he gave McKinney one hour to leave
town or be killed, and McKinney left. Then
the father went to officers and reported
tha rase. After several days' chase the man
was located at Btuart. He was brought
back this morning. McKinney is married
to Whipple's daughter. The people are
wealthy farmers of Cass township and the
case has caused a great sensation.
Auto Men Quit Machines
or Slow Up Since Robbery
"No more automobile tours for us until
this train robbery business blows over," is
the chorus that conies from the Omaha
. This is one of the effects of the Overland
Limited robbery. Anbther is to reduce the
running time of those few automobiles yet
"It's dangerous to run your machine on
a country road at any rate of speed," says
And that's right, for the police are del
uged with reports from all directions to
this effect: "An automobile with four men
In It Just passed our place, going so fast
w couldn't count the men."
"We have run down 7tB of these rumors
already," sighed Chief of Detectives Sav
age, as he leaned his weary head on Patsy
Gould Diets has garaged his machine and
Is-now doing his autolng with the Ak-Sar-Ben
donkey and sway-back mule.
"They may not be quite as fast as tha
autoa." remarked Colonel Diets, "but you
see I escape being hauled up by postofflcs
inspectors or Plnkerton sleuths and ques
"GO INTO YOUR
Dr. Steffen of Dubuque Advises Pres
byterian Assembly to Let Rocke
feller and Carnegie Alone.
MONEY FOR TENNESSEE CHURCH
Hundred Thousand Appropriated for
New Buildings in that Synod.
MILLION FOR MISSION WORK
Collections for Year Are the Largest
NEXT SESSION IN ATLANTIC CITY
Eastern Point Maa Apparently Tnke
the Lead from Chicago In Fight
, for Assembly of Xtne
1 teen Ten.
DENVER, May 26-"Let Rockefeller and
Carneglo alone go Into your own pockets
for college endowments." was the advice
of Dr. J. C. Steffen of Dubuque, la.. In an
address before the general assembly of the
Presbyterian church this afternoon.
During the day It became apparent that
Chicago Instead of Atlantic City was tak
ing the lead as the next meeting place, but
the subject was not officially before tha
It waa decided that Sioo.ono should be
spent In the erection of churches In the
synod of Tennessee to replace those taken
from the church by the decision of the su
preme court of that state, which held the
union of the Presbyterian church In the
United States of America and the Cumber
land Presbyerian church Illegal.
Dr. Steffen in his address called -attention
to the lack of Bible study In the sectarian
schools and urged that a rule requiring
at least 144 hours of Bible study In each
school year be made compulsory In the case
of each regular student. He also said the
board had been withdrawing Its aid from
secondary schools as much as possible In
view of the greatly increased efficiency of
Administrative Report Passed.
The report of the committee on adminis
trative agencies waa passed substantially
as submitted by Dr. J. D. Moffatt of Pitts
burg. The principal recommendation Is
that each church board obtain legal advice
aa to the enlargement of Its powers in
order that the consolidation of the boards'
may be accomplished gradually.
The regular and special reports of the
executive commission were accepted after
debate. Objection waa mad to the appro
priation of only It,fl00 to the temperance
board, but It was pointed out that this sum
Is $1,000 In excess of the amount usually
appropriated. The special report provides
for the dlsclmrge of the standing commit
tee on finance frafn the consideration of
the budget of the- missionary and benevo
lent boards and that the policies outlined
by the various boards be submitted to the
commission for is consideration, later to be
referred o the assembly.
Million for Missions.
Dr. W. L. McEwan offered the report of
the board of foreign missions showing that
the amount received, 11.073,971, was the
largest In the history of the church. He
asked for $800,000 for the work of the
coming year. Dr. Charles I. Thompson of
New York, secretary of the board, made
a plea for the Immigrant, saying that
within fifty yeara the United States will
have a population of 200.000 and that a spe
. ffort must be made to ' christianize
t... ...-oming foreigners.
Congressman Bennett of New York, who
is a commissioner to the assembly, denied
that the majority of Immigrants are Idlers
Dr. Thompson referred to the removal of
Robert Watchorn, former commissioner of
Immigration stationed at Ellis Island.
"Politics," he said bitterly, "or what
not," was the cause of the removal of a
Bennett and Yereanee flash.
Congressman Bennett and James Yere
anee of New York debated sharply over
the effort to close saloons In New York
on Sunday. Mr. Bennett said the Idea of
the prosecution had been to force the sa
loon keepers to obey the law reqmlrlng
them to close their places except between
the hours of 1 and 11 p. m.
"We wished to have the law observed,"
"said Mr. Bennett. "It was a matter of
"And I don't believe In expediency where
the observance of the Sabbath la con
cerned," retorted Mr, Yereanee.
The report on Sabbath observance, which
was submitted by Mr. eYarance and which
criticised the action of the New York com
mittee of fourteen defended by Mr. Ben
nett, was adopted.
Fort Dodge Man Found Dead.
FORT DODGE, la.. May 25.-8pectal
TelegTSjn.) F. M. Reed, aged 35 years, a
real estate dealer of this city, was found
dead near the Illinois Central station this
morning by a woman passing by. Death
probably waa due to heart failure and an
inquest is being held this afternoon. He
leave a wife and child.
tioned about where my machine was Sat
Herman Peters nas been able to prove an
alibi, as he was scorching south instead of
north Saturday night, but he has put his
machine In cold storage and will do all
his autoing for the next few weeks afoot.
H. B. Kredrlckson has put time locks
on all his machines and has gone back to
the old high-wheeled bicycle In order to
get around. But he has tabooed red wheels
and Intends to havsr all his red automobile
painted khaki color until the holdup storm
"Whether we ever ,.catch ths train rob
bers or not. we may be able to enforce the
speed limit laws for a few days," observed
Paisy Hsvey. 'On the level, I never saw
those auu fellows quit as cautious as
they have been since these reports began
to coma In."
"That's all true enough," replied Savage,
but even at that I wish tha people who
see ajl these flying autoa would either
chase them down or quit making us do It.
My legs are nearly run off now. J don't
believe I could run another mlla"
From the Washington Herald.
WINCBELL GUEST JN OMAHA
Head of Rock Island Lines Mixes and
Shows Get Together Spirit.
COMMERCIAL CLUB THE HOST
Informal Dinner Lasts Two Honrs,
Sir. Wlnrhell Sarins; Railroads and
Bnalness Men Mnst Co-Operate
to Develop Conn try.
"We will never conduct our commerce
tight and we will never develop tha re
rources of our country as we should, until
the business men of the United States stop
referring to the railroads, the men who own
and manage them, as a menace . to the
This Is ane rf several statements which
President Ben WmcheH -or the Rock Island
lines made to 100 members of the Com
mercial club at the noonday dinner given
in his honor yesterday.
Mr. Wlnchel) n.ade a short address to
those present and was followed by E. E.
Bruce, who spoke of the jobbing Interests
Tit the city, ind C. C. Rosewatcr, who spokt
of the National Corn exposition.
Like E. H. Harriman, President Wlnchell
took for his theme "co-operation" In ad
dressing Omaha business men, but said
the word was used so many times without
sincerity and epplled to things which were
anything but co-operative.
"A man would be less than hum.in If
he did not feel frateful to the reception
you have given n,'" said Mr. Winchcll.
"I have nothing ser.out to say today, but
only In a general ay cm 'oil y(,u tru
I agree with your pros, lnt here, the mor-.
we see and know one a.ioim r, the less
we dislike each other, and real frit rulaLips
nre likely to result. I do not say this as
applied to the Rock Island sysfin and the
business men tit Omilu, hut tha railv.iv
men and busings n en ah over the .ocn
try. Lessons Have Been Bitter.
"They are not two classes, trios-? nen
who run the railways and th'.ise who run
the business houses. Wj are in In tiict
and must work logj'her to handle Lie
- "In the last few years the railroads have
learned some bitter lessons themselves.
Under the ireaoure of biui i a :i:nl -a id
development, the railroads nvei looked loo
long the rights of h? pu'dk-.
"We did not realUe In 'ho venre Mat
are past what it mea is tr havs it 'avn.er,
fur instance, get a i.urt X' T f or discourte
ous treatment from a sla in agent. Whir
the farmer turned up on i Juiy snnv! day
ha made the stockholder jay and ;iiy
heavily for the discourtesy . the ngent.
"Discourtesy rn the part of a brakeir..in
may cost a railroad company tiviuiands
of dollars, and we Insist il'.nt .he cour
tesy Is due the public. M than tnat. the
railroads have learned to si 'toy me Inter
ests about them and lend . 'rig hand
The dinner given In honor ( Mr. Win
chel! was In -charge of '113 tn'xriaiun.cnt
committee of the Commercial i lub, headed
(Continued on Second Puge.)
One man's meat
is another man's
poison. You may
want what the other
man is glad to sell
for a song.
Under the head of "Offered
for Sale" is most everything
you can think of. Make it a
practice to read these ads.
You will find it will be more
than worth your time.
You will find real bargains
every day on the want ad.
pages, that will save you
Have you read th want ads yet
to Have Designs
Railroad Said to Be Buying Property
to Connect with Its
CHEYENNE, Wyo., May 23.-(Speclal.)
It was learned a few days ago that agents
of the Burlington railroad have been
quietly at work here for some time, secur
ing options on property located between
the western end of Its Holdrege-Cheyenne
line, on Capitol avenue, and the Cheyenne
A Northern, due west, and six blocks away.
It la said options have been given on the
Becker hotel, located on the alley, directly
across Capitol avenue west of the Bur
Unglon depot: on the Metropolitan hotel
on i'erguson street, and other property.
This would Indicate that the Burlington
Intends to build through the city and con
nect Its Cht-yenne-Holdrege line with the
Cheyenne & Northern, or the Colorado it
Southern property in west Cheyenne. At
present the Burlington is compelled to use
the Union Pacific tracks between the two
The action of the Burlington will surely
draw the Union Pacific Into the game, for
If the Burlington is left unmolested in
Its plans the building of Its line westward
through the city would cut off the city
frontage of the Union Pacific, which would
be compelled to cross the Burlington tracks
In getting Into the city, and the Burling
ton would have the city frontape from
Capitol avenue westward. 'as It now has
the frontage from Capitol avenue east
ward. Business men and citizens generally are
on the tip-toe of expectancy, for the build
ing of the Burlington through the city
would greatly enhance property values and
be of Inestimable benefit to the city. It
would also mean the location of large shops
here, and other railroad Improvements. It
Is not expected, however, that the Union
Pacific will sit quietly by and permit a
rival to get the inside track, at least not
without a fight.
for Two Cities
Syndicate Will Build Double Track
Road Between Kansas City
and St. Joseph.
KANSAS CITY, May 25 .Definite an
nouncement was made today of the purpose
of the Townsend-Enright syndicate In se
curing terminal grounds and rights of way
here and In St. Joseph and between the
two cities. The project Involves the con
struction of a double track railroad for
steam and trolley lines between Kansas
City and St. Joseph. Government approval
has been secured for a bridge across the
The project has proceeded so far that
construction has been begun on the track
upon tha main line of the railroad at a
point six miles below Dearborn.
The purpose of the new enterprise Is to
provide facilities for roads In Kansas City
and St. Joseph that now huve no connec
tion wtlh the other city.
Services at G
GETTYSBURG. . Pa.. May 25.-Arrange-n-ients
hae been completed for the dedica
tion on the battlefield here next Monday
afternoon of the monument erected by con
gress to commemorate the services of the
regular army of th" United States In the
Gettysburg campaign of June and July,
1. f'resident Taft will be the central
figure In the ceremonies and will deliver
the oration. Miss Helen H. Taft, the presi
dent's daughter, will unveil the monument.
The president will arrive here Monday
morning from Pittsburg and will be met
by a committee of citizens of ths historic
town and escorted by United States regu
lars. Secretary of War Dickinson will deliver
an address and transfer the monument to
the Gettysburg National Park commission.
The memorial will be accepted by Lieu
tenant Colonel John P. Nicholson, chair
man of tha coramUaton. Following tbs
OIL IN STOVE, TWO PERISH
Mrs. Alfred E. Kennedy, Beaver City,
is Burned to Death.
HUSBAND IS FATALLY BURNED
Wife t'aed Kerosene In an Attempt to
Make ftnlck Fire, Explosion He
salted Husband Tried
to Save Her.
BEAVER CITY. Neb., May 15. (Special
Telegram.) Mrs. Alferd E. Kennedy Is
dead as a result of terrible bums received
Tuesday while kindling a fire with
kerosene, and her husband is In a critcal
condtion rb a result of burns Incurred
while endeavoring to rescue hla wife from
a. fiery death. Mrs. Kennedy was literally
burned from head to foot and suffered un
told agony. "-. . ).
Her huaband had Just reached home at
noon when she undertook to make a quick
fire with the aid of the oil can. A terrific
explosion resulted and her clothes were
saturated with the burning fluid. Mr.
Kennedy rushed to her and his clothes
were also rsught by the flames. He car
ried his burning wife to a bed room and
undertook to smother the flames with bed
clothing, but by this time he was himself
a mass of flameB and rushed outside the
house to summon assistance, crazed with
Neighbors rushed to the scene and the
fire department waa called. The first to
arrive wrapped Mrs. Kennedy In a large
rug, while others stripped Mr. Kennedy of
his burning clothes. The fire in the house
which had resulted was extinguished.
Mrs. Kennedy was a mass of burns, the
flesh dropping from the bones In places
and her feet, protected by low shoes, were
the only parts of her body that were not
touched by the fearful flames. Mr. Ken
nedy suffered much Injury about the body,
limbs and head. So fierce was the heat
that small coins In his vest pocket and a
knife which he carried were burned almost
beyond recognition. He died tonight.
Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy moved here from
McCook a year ago, immediately after their
marriage. Mr. Kennedy is president of the
Beaver Valley Automobile company.
Six Are Killed
Norfolk Ezpresss Runs Into Freight
Train on Siding Many Faasen- I
gers Are Injured.
WILMINGTON. Del., May 25. The
northbound Norfolk express ran Into a
freight train on a aiding two miles below
Salisbury. Md., on the New York. Phila
delphia & Norfolk railroad, at 12:30 this
afternoon. Six men were killed and sev
MISSISSIPPI ON RETURN TRIP
Hills Covered with People to Watch
the Bis; Battleship Leave
NATCHEZ. Miss., May tt.-Early today
the big battleship Mississippi swung slowly
around In midstream, and started upon its
return Journed to 8alt Air. Tha hill.'
were covered with people and the whistles
sounded a farewell.
placing of laurel wreaths at the base of
the monument by the oldest regimental or
battery commander In' the Gettysburg
campaign attending the dedication. Presi
dent Taft., will review the troops on the
The monument Is a I'twutlful shaft
eighty-five feet high surtvunded at the
base by a broad granite terrace. It stands
on Hancock avenue, a short distance south
of ths high water mark of the battle of
Gettysburg. The monument represents all
of the forty-two cavalry artillery, Infantry
and engineering organizations of th regu
lar army that participated In the cam
paign. In addition there haa been erected
a small monument seven feet high for each
of the commands at the location It chutu
pied during the battle.
The largs central monument and tu
forty-to smaller memorials ars ail p.
i roprlately Inscribed,
President Taft'i Declaration for
Economy in Expenditures Takes
CAREFUL SCRUTINY ORDERED
All Budgets to Be Placed at Lowest
BURDEN PLACED ON CONGRESS
Legislators Must Take Responsibility
for Any Increases.
FINE ARTS COUNCIL ABOLISHED
Body t rested by President Roosevelt
Dropped Hei-auae t ongre-ss railed
to rrovlde for Its
WASHINGTON. May 25.-Careful scru
tiny of s II the estimates for appropriations
(or 1911 Is being made In the various de
partments as the result of President Taffs
demand for economy In public expendi
tures. The president will send to con
gress these estimates, put at tha lowest
figure consistent with what the officials
believe Is necessary to maintain the gov
vornnient and the responsibility for their
Increase Is to be put In congress.
"The administration Is to got credit for
bringing the expenditures down to tho
minimum, and not congress," said a prom
inent official today. "Hitherto It has been
the practice for chairmen of appropriations
committees to proudly say, In reporting
appropriation hills, that the committee has
reduced the estimates submitted by the
treasury very materially. Under the new
method the estimates are to be made as
small as possible, and If any Incrrsse Is
reported In the appropriation bill the re
sponsibility will he up to congress.
Council of Arts Abolished.
One of the smaller appropriation bills
waa recently returned to the department
from which It originated, and aa a conse
quence the estimates have been cut more
than a million dollars, which Is 15 per
cent of the total amount asked for.
The council of fine arts, created by Presi
dent Roosevelt and which wss to have
charge, of the beautlflcatlnn of Washington.
to pass upon the design of government
buildings, was abolished by President Taft
today In an executive order. This action
was required by the last sundry civil bill,
which failed to appropriate money for ex
penses or salaries of any of the commis
sions created by President Roosevelt, with
out the consent of congress,-
Dhlpp's Arrest Ordered.
Upon Major J. M. Wright, marshal of tha
supreme court of the United States, will
of contempt. The men ars now at liberty
fall the duty of bringing before that court
Bherlff Shipp' and the other Chattanooga
men who were, yesterday pronounced guilty
pf contempt." 'The men are now at liberty
on their own recognizance, but It Is not
apprehended there will be any difficulty
In obtaining custody of them. The prevail
ing opinion Is that the sentences will not
Adam God Jokes
During His Trial
for Capital Crime
Lawyers for Kansas City Religious
Fanatic Will Plead Insanity in
Behalf of Client.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. May 38. flmilea and
elation was in the lac of James Sharp,
self-styled "Adam God," when his defense
was begun today In his trial tor tha murder
of Patrolman Michael Mullane. Sharp In
affable mood whispered almost continu
ously to his attorneys during the session,
while at recess he flittered about the room
with a friendly word for all. He even at
tempted to Joke, taking advantage of the
heavy atmosphere outside that made the
court room dark and gloomy. Upon a rileee
of pper he wrote this note -and sent it to
the press table:
"It Is written that the Lioro? walks where
It is dark, and not light. I must be God,
as it Is awful dark In here."
Sharp's defense as outlined today by his
attorney Is Insanity. The attorney also
made the assertion that during ths futuT
riot lat fall Sharp fired his revolver in
the air after he had been wounded by a
policeman's bullet and that none of the
bullets from Sharp's revolver took affect.
The attorney related how Sharp In re
sponse to a "small voice, which told him
he was God," had sold hla farm near
Woodward, Ok!., and, giving the proceeds
to the poor and had "gone Into tha world
to save the people."
Four Miners Are
Killed at Joplin
Falling Rock in Shaft Buries Men in
Coahuilla Mine One Body
JOPI.IN. Mo., May 25.-Four miners
were killed by falling rock In tha Ooahuilla
mine near Porto Rico, a mining camp
east of Joplin, this afternoon. Tbs dead:
AN UNKNOWN MAN.
Only one of the bodies was recovered.
L0RIMER BOOM FALLS FLAT
peeled Attempt to F.leet Cssirns
man I nltrd States ftrnator Falls
SPRINGFIEI.n, 111 . -May, 36 In antici
pation of lively scenes when the Joint ses
sion convened, the galleries of tha house
were crowded today with persons inter
ested in the outcome of th election for
United States senator.
The expectation was that an attempt
would he made to elect Ccr.gres smsn
Ixirinier. bit this was not fulfilled hen
the ballot was taken.
On ths r!nny-f Jith jo,nt bailut tha total
vols of '.lie Jo.nt smslon was:
Hopkins, 8S; Ko, ; Mason. 1; Bhurt
Ufi. :f. dun(i V. i Kei!y f Ci
iaju. st. x crAimi tutuorWsl.
Mujonvy oC thsM. r--& no obCbs. ax
Tha Jtutt sxsnisia "r ' V 1
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