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VOL. XXXIX NO. 38.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 30, 1 POD TEN PAGES.
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Anti-War Riots Beginning to Attain
i Dignity of Revolt Againit
CRUSHING DEFEAT IN BATTLE
' Yet Agreed
Executive ' Council Adjourns Last
Evening Without Deciding on
Senators Will Support President in
His Stand on the Tariff
BURKETT AND BROWN SAY SO
Express Themselves as Pleased by
Big Stick Wielded Vigorously by
President and Duties Are
CUT IN LUMBER AND GLOVES
Army of Alphonso Badly Beaten by
ANARCHY IN H0M1 i. TES
Alphonso Haa Foreign ' i?'t nd
Domeitio Insurrectio. "
PEOPLE ORDERED OFF S
Under Rrnrriilon Dmt
Found Oat of Hoih Msy
Shot en Sight F.atreme
IIENDATE, Spanish Frontier, July 29.
( 56 p. m. Report! Just received her from
Madrid lay It la rumored that a provisional
government haa been proclaimed at Bar
celona. The rumor la discredited at the
WASHINGTON. July 29. Tha desperate
condition of 8paln, both at home and
abroad, was disclosed when tha Spanish
government officially admitted tha defeat
of government troops In a great battle In
Mnrnrrn Ind at Hi amiiA tlma rennrtM
show that Barcelona was completely In
the hands of a revolutionary mob. the
streets running with blood and the Span
ish artillery uilng machine guns In a
vain attempt to aheck the onslaught of
the revolutionary, element.
The battle In Morocco has brought a
crushing defeat to the Spanish force.
The casualties on the Spanish side
reached 1.000, giving the defeat an aspect
akin to that which tha Italians met In
The Moors, flushed with their victory
are now advancing to attack the Span
lards to another atrateglo point, Alhuce
mas. Tha latest dispatches Indicate that
Melllla, the Spanish stronghold, Is so
pressed by the Moora that Ita safety Is In
danger and Us capitulation to tha Moors
would not causa surprise.
Th Internal condition of Spain la border
ing on anarchy. Barcelona, tha second
largest city ef Spain and tha commercial
rival of Madrid, Is a center of riot, pillage,
the burning of public and religious Insti
tutions, arid continued bloody fighting be
tween th Spanish troops and rioters en
trenched " behind high barricades. The
gravity of the situation, as related from
points along th Spanish frontier sug
gests th bloody days of the Paris com
muna. The government at Madrid Is meeting
th situation with stern repressive meas
ures, but th reports indicate that the
military garrison at th capital Is dis
affected and th popular sentiment la
shown by reports that a vaat crowd has
Yield an anti-war manifestation In front
of th royal palace.
People Ordered Oft Streets.
MADRID, July . The military governor
of Barcelona today published a decree or
dering th Inhabitant of the city to return
to their homes. After twenty-four hours
any on found in th streets Is liable to be
shot on sight.
Official dispatches received here today
that the battle between Moorish tribesmen
and the Spanish forces outside of Melllla
July V was a disastrous defeat. The Moors
cut off th communication with th Span
ish outposts and the main force of the
Spaniards was driven back under the walls
of th city, where fighting continued
- desperately in tha city.
Th Spanish killed and wounded num
bered almost 3,000, which takes no account
of th men at th advarce posts, Who evi
dently wer cut off and abandoned to their
fat. Melllla Is full of wounded men.
Th extent of the disaster la plainly ap
parent from General Marinas dispatch as
given out at th War of tic today. He
FIT Thousand Art Lost.
"On July ST th Moors cut th railroad,
severing communication with our outposts.
Our batteries shelled th Moora, but th
. advance posts war endangered and they
had to be abandoned. Th altuation at
Aielua la (rave, despite th desperate
bravery of the troops, who are now fight
ing under th walla of th city.
"Our losses In the engagement were Gen
eral Plntoe, a colonel, two lieutenant col
onels, five captains and many offloers and
subalterns and about 6.000 men. The
wounded number at least L500. including
rnany officers. Th hippodrome Is full of
wounded soldiers. Two generals war mor
That a great battle has bwn fought
between th Spanish troops and th Moors
Is now officially admitted from Madrid for
th first tint. Th extant of th engage
ment was t first minimised In Spain, in
an effort to pacify public opinion, but dis
patches concerning th battle wer rigor
ously censored. Early reports gav th
losses at a few hundred. The official ad
mission today that th killed and wounded
reached S.000 give the battle the Impor
tance of real warfare, th casualties being
far greater than In any engagement during
th Spanish-American war and exceeding
some Of th most stubborn fighting of the
See Danger fa Dynasty. "
PARIS, July . The internal Insurrection
In Spain now completely overshadows the
war la Africa In Um eyes of Europe. Th
decision of Premier Maura's cabinet yes-
. terday to place the country under martial
law and employ th army to repress the
roolt in Catalonia as an alternative to
convoking Parliament, may provoke an
extension of the Insurrection, which would
endanger th dynasty.
Preparations now being made in Berlin
' to quell th disturbance Include th dls
P jLtl t Catalonia of th entire Third and
i wVrth 4rmy corps and th Madrid cavalry
brigade, under command of Prince Charles
of Bourbon. Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria
Is on of th squadron commanders of this
Th scale upon which th military inter
vention I planned proves that the govern
ment entertains no Illusion and la ready
to ttke th responsibility of putting down
the revolt ruthlessly.
Both Official and frontier reports leav
little doubt that workmen's organisations
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The executive council of the Woodmen of
the World did Dot agree on a site yester
day. In fact, the council did not agree on
any of the material points involved.
Prom S to ( p. m.. through the hot after
noon, the councilmen debated first whether
the building ought to be on a new site or
on the present one. Second, what lot shall
be bought if It is decided to move, and
third, what kind of a building shall go up
The debate, while friendly and fraternal
throughout, was none the less spirited and
echoes of the oratory resounded through
the corridors of the building.
There Is a difference of opinion among
the members of the executive council as
to whether and office and store building
Is desirable, th alternative being a build
ing exclusively for the use of the order.
The discussion will be resumed this morn
ing. The council held one session In the morn
ing, but It was not a lengthy one. Fol
lowing this and before noon most of the
council gathered In the office of J. C.
Root, who Is back from Denver, and con
tinued their discussion Informally.
Men close to Mr. Root xprssed tha
opinion that "It will be a dark horse,"
meaning thereby some site not yet men
tioned. Mr. Root himself sent out word,
"Nothing doing yet."
Bryan Will Stay
by Old Nebraska
Peerless Leader Says He's a Fixture
and that Texas is Only a
William Jennings Bryan Is very much In
the position of the man who was later per
mitted to read his own obituary notice. Tie
car. very easily find out how a lot of
mighty good Nebraska democrats would
feel If he left the state for the purpose of
settling in Texas. All he has to do Is to
read the Omaha evening papers of Thurs
day. Thursday morning a message came from
Bellefontalne, O., where Mr. Bryan had de
livered a lecture. In which It was set forth
that he had determined to abandon his
home In Nebraska and take up a residence
In Texas. The statement was specifically
set forth, and the time was ret as immedi
ate. Mr. Bryan vn to take a South
American tour this fall, and on hi return
would settle In Texas, where he would con
tinue to take an active Interest In politics.
This startling bit of Information was set
before a largo number of Omaha democrats,
and with one exception they expressed deep
and sincere regret that Br. Bryan was
going away from the state. The on ex
ception expressed some joy, because it
seemed to him that In Texas no possible
obstacle could be there presented to Mr.
Bryan reaching the United States senate
with no delay beyond waiting until Joe
Bailey's term expires. '
Fiom Lincoln similar expressions were
obtained, though such leaders as Charles
W. Bryan, Arthur Mullen, Governor
Shallenberger and T. 8. Allen could not be
found. Mr. Metcalfe said no possible rea
son could exist for Mr. Bryan or any other
democrat leaving the state.
Along late In the evening Mr. Bryan him
self was overhauled by a reporter In Chi
cago, and he promptly set at rest for the
time at least the story that ha ia intending
to leave Nebraska, lie will not.
"I have been annoyed by questions of
this sort ever since I bought a little farm
In Texas," said Mr. Bryan, "I will make
a winter home there, perhaps, but positively
I have no Intention of leaving Lincoln or
Nebraska. I think this statement should
settle the matter. I am a fixture In Ne
braska." Mr. Bryan left during last, night for
ORGANIZES FOR BUSINESS
Officers and Exerntlve Committee for
the Coining Campaign Is
The republican state committee has or
ganized for the campaign with the follow
Chairman, William Hayward, Nebraska
Vice Chairman, Myron L. Learned,
Secretary, Clyde Barnard, Beatrice.
Treasurer, H. C Lindsay, Lincoln.
Executive committee: First district.
Henry Schneider, Cass; Second dlstrict.
Charles L. 6aunders, Douglas; Third dis
trict, C. L. McLeod, Stanton; Fourth,
Charles B. Anderson, Saline; Fifth, H. O.
Thomas, Clay; Sixth. R. P. Starr. Valley.
Police of Two Cities Are
Watching for Honeywell
If W. E. Honeywell of Harlan, la.,
hasn't Jumped into the Missouri river or
otherwise made away with himself he
ought to be given a good spanking, at
Early In ths week the Omaha polite re
ceived a message from J. B. Honeywell of
Harlan, asking that his son be locked up
if found, for the purpose of restraining
him from carrying out a threat of suicide.
The boy had left horn for no apparent
purpose, and very soon after his depart
ure his parents received a letter from him,
the purport of which was that hs In
tended taking his own Ufa Since that time
several messages of Ilk tenor have been
received. Th nolle are much puzzled by
th case. Th latest of th young man's
"Will some kind person send word to my
father that I took my own life by Jumping
Into th Missouri river on the TTth of this
month." W. E. HONEYWELL.
P. & Father is J. B. Honeywell of Har
The message, written on a card UxlS
CUMMINS MAY VOTE FOR BILL
Iowa Man Not Yet Ready to Go on
UNCLE JOE IS OUT IN OPPOSITION
Hie Friendship for Ltttauer Will
Lead Him to Oppose the
Effort to Cat Rate on
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July 29. "The yorld
loves a courageous man," said Senator
Burkett today, when the contents of th
letter written to th conferees on tha tariff
bill by President Taft wer made public,
"And- I have always said that Prstdsnt
Taft Is at his best when thoroughly deter
mined," remarked Senator Brown.
These expressions size up the situation
today In Washington, for never was a
more brilliant coup executed than that of
Mr. Taft In his open letter to the leaders
of the majority of the conference on the
tariff bill. Insisting that th rate on lum
ber must come down; that rates on gloves
and hosiery must remain as passed by the
senate, which are lower than the house
rates, and that the low rates must obtain
on boots and shoes, for otherwise free
hides would be Impossible.
Senators Burkett and Brown wer over
Joyed at the backbone shown by the presi
dent, and In view of th resolution of
confidence passed by the late Nebraska
republican convention In the course pur
sued by the Nebraska republicans in con
gress the senators have no hesitancy In
saying that they will stay with the presi
dent until snow flies rather than give their
sanction to a tariff bill which will not be
satisfactory to Mr. Taft.
Calamine and Brlatow Disagree.
Senator Cumins of Iowa said to The Bee
correspondent that he could not Indicate
what his final vote will be on the bill.
He did say, however, that If there was a
substantial reduction In the bill, as re
ported by the conferees, and that it
seemed to him to meet with the demands
for revision downward, then he might sup
port the president in the brave fight he
Is making to keep party pledges.
Senator Brlstow of Kansas, who was
present when Senator Cummins made this
statement, said: "The bill as reported as
meeting the favorable consideration of a
majority of the conferee Is a worse bill
than passed the senate," he vehemently
"I can't agree with Senator Brlstow In,
those conclusions." responded Senator
Cummins, and then both senators walked
Into the senate office building, gesticulat
ing energetically and talking In loud tones.
Cannon Out for Llttsoer.
Everything Is at sea so far as the house
Is concerned over the new phase the tariff
fight has taken, for it has brought Speaker
SCannon Into the fight In antagonism to
the president's demands for lower duties
on gloves and hosiery. Cannon is years
long friend of Lucius LIttauer, glove maker
of Glovervllle, N. T., who has had pull
enough to keep In the measure until now
higher rates on gloves than are carried
In the Dlngley bill.
With the removal of the duty on hides
and the lowering of the duty on boots and
shoes, and f 1.25 9 umber, there was a
rumor today that Senators Clark of Wyo
ming and lleyburn of Idaho would vote
against the conference report. Should
these reductions prove acceptable to Presi
dent Taft, and he seems determined to
stick It out. It Is thought Burkett and
Brown and Senator Crawford of South
Dakota will vote for the bill, thereby set
ting off any defections among the "stand
patters." Report Will Go Over.
It Is believed that the house will not
take up consideration of th conference
report until Monday, as It may need all
that time to get votes enough to pass the
measure with lower duties, and at the
same time agree to a cut in the duty on
boots and shoes. One thing Is certain.
Both senators and representatives are get
ting irascible. The houses are being di
vided into groups favoring schedules af
fecting particular districts, and so Intense
may th feeling become that congress may
decide to stay on all summer.
Army Yet for Omaha. "
H. J. Penfold. chief pusher of the Ak-Sar-Ben,
sent a hurry call to the senators
today, asking If It Is true that St. Louis
had butted into the military game, and
that orders had been Issued directing the
troops to gc to St. Louis from Des Moines
instead of to Omaha. Orders m-ere recently
made for the troops In attendance upon
the Des Moines tournament to return by
practice marches to Omaha, In time for
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iiL-iiri ana laaaea on ins outside of a
Northwestern frslght car was found
Thursday morning by Bruce Mason, fore
man of a gang of laborers In the North
western yards In Council Bluffs.
This is the first clue the police have
bad as to the whereabouts of young
Honeywell. The boy Is 22 years old and
has but one leg.
It was thought that Honeywell was
working out of Omaha on a Great Western
work train and the polio were looking
mm up wnen ins above message was
Honeywell has been bombarding his home
with letters threatening to kill himself and
last week sent a letter to the proprietor
of a lunch stand In Council Bluffs, saying
"Tell Edna good-bye and if shs wishes to
see ms I will be In a watery grave in th
The police of Council Bluffs and Omaha
are now both looking up the case to see
If they csn find out whether Honeywell
haa carried out his threat
"Tea, I Knofw It's Hot, But
From the Cleveland Leader. .
FIRE DOES BIG DAMAGE
Flames in Omaha Printing Company
Plant Wreak $60,000 Loss.'
BURNING SULPHUR STARTS BLAZE
Colored Porter's Attempt at nmipit
lmg la Basement of Itrssg Bond
ing, Tenth and Farnam,
A fire which originated from burning
sulphur used for fumlpatlng, did damage
to the possible amount of $00,000 to the
Omaha Printing company and the Strang
and old Bee building, occupied by them at
the corner of Tenth and Farnam streets
early Thursday evening.
James Handley, a colored man employed
by the printing company as a porter, was
ordered to burn some sulphur In the base
ment to rid the building of Insects. He
was told to keep watch on It and to notify
the fire department of what he was doing.
Thi It In said he failed to do. and about
:3t o'clock Captain Coyfc of Kngln com-
pany No. Z, which Is located Immediately
1 nthe rear of the damaged buildings,
noticed smoke pouring ffom the basement
windows and turned In sin alarm. The de
partment responded immediately, but the
Jamoke In the basement Wl so dense It was
Impossible for the - flransen . to enter, ana
they were compelled to carry on the fight
from the outside.
General Alarm Turned. In.
Chief Salter early arrived on the scene
and, realizing the dangerous possibilities
of the situation, turned In a general alarm.
Son there were streams of water pouring
Into the basement from both front and
rear. The basement was filled with paper
stock, however, and the fight was a stub
born one. The clouds of smoke which
rolled from every opening made It abso
lutely Impossible not only to enter it, but
even difficult at times to remain near
enough to do effective work. Captain
Mulvahlll of hose company No. 6 was
overcome and had to be carried from the
building. He son recovered, however, and
returned to direct his men. Other fire
men were severely affected, but none were
compelled to give up work.
Presses Full Into Basement.
Before the flames could be subdued they
had eaten their way through the floor of
the east press room, located on the firat
floor of the west half of the old Bee
building and a cylinder press, two Gordon
Job presses and a cutting machine went
through into the basement. These, with
the stock of paper and other supplies in
the basement, worth more than $20,000,
will prove a total loss.
In addition to the damage in the base
ment and pressroom it Is feared that the
stock of desks and oftics fixtures on the
third floor is also badly damaged by the
smoke which at one time filled the entire
four stories of the building.
Frank Johnson, general manager of the
printing company, and who, with Ray Nye
of Fremont, Is one of the principal stock
holders, was on hand and superintended
removing some of the books and valuable
papers from the office. He stated that he
would be unable to give any definite fig
ures on the loss until an Inventory of the
stock Is taken. The total stock carried
amounts probably to $200,000, with Insur
ance of about $160,000.
On account of the lines of hose across
the car tracks the Farnam street. Dodge
street and Council Bluffs lines were de
layed for more than an hour. Because of
the early hour at which the fire occurred
a crowd of several thousand persons soon
congregated. A squad of police under the
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The accident of
energy has made
than the accident
Business energy shows itself in
advertising. The man who adver
tises wanta your trade and If be
gets It, will do what he can to
Many big and little firms
advertise under the head of
"Announcements" on the first
want ad page. These will
give you valuable information.
Read them every day.
Have you read the want ads, yet,
Think of Poor Father Working Away
Head of Chicago
Mrs. Ella Flagg-Yonng Gets Place
Her Choice New Thing in
CHICAGO, July 29. The superlntendeney
of Chicago's great school system has fallen
into the hands of a woman for the first
time In Its history.
Mrs. Ella Flagg-Toung, principal of the
Chicago Normal achol since 1905 and an
educator of national reputation, was chosen
tonight by the newly-organized Board of
Education to head the publlo schols. Mrs.
Young's selection followed a struggle for
the offloe which has been going on since
the resignation of Edwin G. Cooley sev
eral months ago.
At Its meeting tonight the board also
created a new position In the schools
that of assistant to the superintendent.
John IX Shoop, supervisor of vacation
schools, was named to this place.
Mrs. Young is 64 years old and was born
in Buffalo, N. Y. She has been engaged
in teaching slnoe 1862. She was district
superintendent of schools for Chicago from
1887 to 189$ and professor of education at
the University of Chicago from 1S99 to
1905. She has been the editor of the Edu
cation Br-Monthly since 190$ and is the
author of several books on education sub
jects. . ...
New York Banker
Ceremony Takes Place in Presence
of a Few Friends in
LONDON, July .-Mme. Lillian Nordica,
the American opera singer, was married
today to George W. Young, a New York
banker, at King's Welghhouss church,
Grosvsnor Square. Ths ceremony was per
formed In the presence of a few fiienda
Mme. Nordica wore a beautiful gown of
pale gray satin, the corsage being covered
with rare old Venetian lace. She wore
neither hat nor veil, but Instead a chaplet
of laurel leaves. Her only ornament was
a string of pearls, a gift from the bride
groom. James R. Carter, the secretary of the
American embassy in London, gave away
the bride, and Fred Townsend Martin of
New York was best man. Mme. Nordlca's
sisters, Mrs. Emll Del Castillo and Mrs.
Baldwin, and W. Fanton Chaunoey, accom
panied her to the church. The email church
was decorated with palms and white lilies.
The presents include diamonds and pearls
from the bridegroom and gifts from Am
bassador and Mrs. Whltelaw Reld, ths sec
retary of ths American embassy, and Mrs.
Carter, the dowager duohess of Manchester,
the countess of Shrewsbury.
COL ROOSEVELT AT RACES
Hermit Has Mount In Five of Con
tests of Best Afrlesn Turf
NAIROBI. British East Africa. July 29.
Theodore Roosevelt today attended a race
meeting of the East African Turf club
here. Kermtt Roosevelt had a mount In
five of the races.
TOWN ; HARD HIT BY FIRE
Phllo, III., Almost Wiped Out, Half
of the Business Section
CHAMPAIGN, 111.. July 29. Phllo. 111.,
a village in Champaign county, was almost
wiped out by fire early today. Half the
business section was destroyed. Lobs $40,-
Mrs. Longworth Would Soar
in Forbes' Big Gas Balloon
WASHINGTON, July 29-Mrs. Nicholas
Longworth, daughter of former President
Roosevelt has become an enthusiast about
aeronautics. Her attendance upon th
trials of th Wrights aeroplans Is almost
constant and now, It is said, shs 1 de
termined to make a flight herself, not In
the aeroplane, though it is said she even
expressed her willingness for that, but
In a balloon.
A. Holland Forbes of New Tork, acting
president ot ths Aero club of America,
who la now in ths city, has promised
Mrs. Longworth to taks her up, Mr.
Longworth Is said to have accorded his
permission, Mr. Forbes having made th.
promise contingent upon th husband's
Down In Hie Hot, Stuffy Office.'
WHAT NONPARTISAN MEANS
Democrats Interpret Word to Mean
RECORD OF LATE LEGISLATURE
Twelve Laws Passed or Changed to
Give Governor Power to Remove
Republicans and Put Dem
ocrats In Their Places.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. July 29. (Special.) Several
delegates to the state republican conven
tlon who were Interested In the talk of the
democrats for a nonpartisan Judiciary
called at the office of the secretary of
state and looked up the number of non
partisan laws enacted by the late legisla
ture. The delegates were satisfied that the
legislative record was sufficient to show
the Insincerity of the democrats, without
any argument. Hers are some of the non
partisan pie laws that were passed by the
H. R. 423 Take from three state officers
the right to appoint bank examiner and
other employe of th banking board and
gives to the democratic governor the right
S. F. 60 Repeals the law which makes
the county comptroller of Douglas county
ez-offlclo comptroller of the city of Omaha
In order to legislate a republican out of
S. F. 814 Repeals the law which created
the county comptroller of the county of
Douglas In order to legislate a republican
official out of office
Power for the Governor.
H. R. 72 Provides the governor shall
appoint a firs commissioner and a deupty.
H. R. 499 Takes from the state officers
who compose the State Board of Health
the right to appoint a Board of Secretaries
and gives this authority to the democratic
governor. One of these appointees Is Dr.
E. Arthur Carr.
S. F. 360 Takes the control of the Home
for the Friendless from the Board of Pub-
He Lands and Buildings, all of whom are
stats officers elected, and places It In
the hands of a board of democrats ap
pointed by the democratic governor. The
name of the Institution was changed to
the State Public school.
8. F. 18 Democratic governor to appoint
five examiners who. with the democratic
governor, compose the State Board of Os
H. R. 3.19 Removes the republican state
treasurer from membership on the State
Printing board and provides the governor
shall take his place and gives the governor
the power to appoint the secretary. Here
tofore the board has had this authority.
8. F. 133 Gives the governor power to
pass on appointments of the state railway
commission under the physical valuation
bill. The commission Is composed of two
republicans and one democrat, all elected
by the people.
H. R. 4fi4 Creates the Board of Public
Accountants. i ne auditor shall be one
and the democratic governor shall appoint
the other two.
H. R. 286 Abolishes the State Board of
Education and creates the State Normal
Board of Education, so that the governor
may appoint a democratic board.
H. R. 203 Provides for the appointment
of an additional oil Inspector by the dem
Origin ot the Bill.
The last bill was Introduced by a repub
lican, Dan Klllen of Gage, whose original
Idea was to change the system of test
ing oils, but In order to get favorable
action In the democratic legislature he
had to submit to an extra oil Inspector.
The fire commissioner bill waa Intro
duced by E. W. Brown of Lancaster, a
republican. The others were fathered by
democrats and their sole object was to
create Jobs for jobless democrats.
In addition to these bills, an act was
passed to permit the governor to desig
nate In what newspapers proposed con-
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consent that she undergo the risk that
balloon traveling Involves.
WORKING ON DOUBLE TRACK
Union Paelfle Has Bis; Gang; Busy Be.
tween Watson's Ranch and
Ths Union Pacific has a large force of
laborers at work on tha double track be
tween Watson's Ranch and North Platte
When this stretch Is completed It will
mark ths finish ot all the double track
work the Union Pacific Intends to do In
Nebraska this summer and will give a
complete double track trom Omaha to
Uncle Joe" Cannon Meets His Match
in Chief Executive.
HIDES. GO ON THE FREE LIST
Slight Concession Made to the Lead
CONFEREES' WORK IS ENDED
Asserted that Bill Now Corresponds
to Point Blank Orders Given
by Taft to Committee on
WASHINGTON. July 29 Th Payne-
Aldrich tariff bill tonight stands completed.
An agreement on all disputed points wss
reached this afternoon and at 4:55 p. m.
the conferees' report was signed by the
republican conferees. It will go to the
house tomorrow and be voted on by that
body on Saturday. The senate will on
Monday begin consideration of the meas
ure as agreed to by th conferees. The
senate session may consume all of next
Halted by the mandate of President Taft,
the tariff conferees were compelled to turn
back and revise their rates on lumbar and
When the conferees fixed lumber and
glove rate yesterday by shading slightly
the higher rates on each, they were so
certain thatth e president would consent
to the arrangement that notices were sent
to the democratic members of th con
ference committee to be present at 10
o'clock today to approve or disapprove of
the conference report.
President Upsets Plan.
The president had other Ideas of what
the rates should be, and h expressed them
very forcibly In a letter. H said that
lumber should not be more than 11.25 per
1.000 feet for rough, with the differentials
fixed by the senate on finished lumber.
He declared also that the senate rates on
gloves, which are the same as the Dlngley
rates, and much less than the house rates,
would have to be adopted in order to ob
tain his endorsement.
The president also specified that hides
must go on the f ree list. ' and the house
rates on boots and shoes and other manu
factures of leather must be reduced.
Hosiery, too. he thought should be reduced
below the house rates, which wsre ad
vanced over the Dlngley duties.
It was not until after ths democratic
members had assembled that the White
House communication waa received at the
conference chamber. When Senator Aldrich
read the president's missive he called his
republican associates to an adjoining room.
The contents of the latter were discussed
and It was decided that the minority should
be Informed that the conference report
had not been advanced to a stage where
It could be submitted to them for their
After the democrats had reached the
corridor outside the conference chamber
they held a little conference of their own.
Representative Champ Clark of Missouri
was called back to the chamber. H waa
given a copy of the bill as ths conferees
Intend to report It, except for the schedules
discussed by the president In his letter.
The democrats then went into session.
Cotton Bnrlg Problem.
The minority members were in the con
ference chamber less than an hour. Rep
resentative Griggs said that If the repub
licans would consent to put cotton bagging
on the free list his associates would show
great celerity In bringing the conference re
port to a vote. Many of the conferees
were disposed to grant this request, but
Representative McCall of Massachusetts
protested vigorously on the ground that It
would Injure the manufactories In his state,
which turns out cotton bagging. So em
phatc were his objections that It was seen
that an agreement would be delayed If the
action were attempted.
The republican members continued in
session after the democrats left the cham
ber. There followed one of the busiest
scenes witnessed sbout the corridors of the
senate office building during th three
weeks the bill has been In conference.
Scurrying to and from the chamber were
senators and members of the house, vying
with reprenentatlves of special Interests to
get a "final word" with tha conferees.
Representatives Fordney and Calderhead
went to the White House, and from there
to the office of Speaker Cannon, and then
back to the conference chamber. Later
they conferred with a number of north
western senators who weye Interested In
the lumber question. After their activities
without the conference room. Speaker Can
non hurried to the conference room.
Speaker Cannon has been one of the chief
supporters of the house rates on glovsa
He said he believed these rates wer neces
sary to stimulate manufacture in woman's
When the speaker concluded his visit to
the conference chsmber he hurried down
the corridor without stopping. One of th
waiting newspaper correspondents asked
him if th conferees had finished.
Cannon Uses Strong; Lsutguace.
"I am not a member of ths conference
committee. How do I knowT" responded
the speaker. His reply, however, was
garnished with certain emphatto expres
sions which gav It considerable weight.
The speaker wore th unmistakable air of
a man who had capitulated before a su
There was no opportunity to compromise
on gloves. Th president said th rates
must not be advanced beyond th figures
named by the senate bill, which are the
same as the existing duties except for ths
fact that Schmaschen glovea wer reduced
by the senate from 11.75 a dozen to IIS).
These rates were adopted.
On lumber some concessions wer made
In spite of the fact that th president's
Instructirns were complied with to the
letter. Rough lumber was made dutiable
at SI. 25 per thousand feet; finished on One
side, 1175; finished on two sides or one
side planed and tongued and grooved, U 15;
finished on three sides, 2.5ZVk. and finished
on four sides, 12.40.
To conciliate Senator Piles and Jones of
Washington, state the conferees adopted
the senate rate of 50 cent a thousand on
shingles Instead of the bouse rate of SO
cent. In order to obtain th support of
Senator Hey burn, the Industrie of whose
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