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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 41.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 3, 1009 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COrY TWO CENTS.
Trades Unions Declare General Strike
as Protest Against the
:ewspapers are suspected
Government Seizes all Telegraph
KING ALFONSO IS DEPRl
Army Officers Protest Against P.
Censorship as Foolish.
EDITOR SHOT WITHOUT TRIAi
Irmklitri of Pfr and Order Sh
eared at Barreloaa Br SIaos;h
tee mt Thousands, Ac
cording to Report.
UATONNE, France, Aug. ! Reliable
news regarding the situation In Spain re
ceived here this morning from San Sebas
tian reports condition as grave there
throughout the northern part of the coun
try, where all the trades unions have given
notice of the beginning of a general strike
The government has seized all the tele
graph and telephone wires In the affected
provinces to prevent communication among
the leaders of the strike movement. The
transmission of newspaper dispatches has
beeen shopped entirely, forcing a suspension
of a majority of the Journals.
The greatest excitement reigns among
the working classes. Reports received here
direct from Madrid say King Alfonso Is
greatly depresseed over the Interior situa
tion. He desires to throw his personal
popularity In the scale, and It was with
difficulty that he could be dissuaded from
going to Barcelona In person. Premier
Maura told him It would "be equivalent to
suicide to enter that hotbed of anarchy.
Some of the highest officers of the army
are protesting vigorously against the main
tenance of the censorship. They regard
this restriction as foolish and useless and
giving place to the wildest and most ex
Thoasawds Reported Slain.
PARIS, Aug. J. -The facts as to the sit
uatlon at Barcelona still remain somewhat
shrouded, as no correspondent haa yet
reached the city, which Is isolated by land
and sea. Nevertheless It appears certain
that General Santiago has restored a sem
blence of order in the city and today i
serious effort to resume work will be made.
At the solicitation of the authorities the
employers of Barcelona have agreed to
offer a premium of a week's wages to
t ery person coming back to work.
At what cost fh life and property com
paraiive tranquility has been restored in
.Barcelona,. -A9ft4'X Ml. remain unknown.
Refugees arriving at the frontier speak
of the "terrible slaughter" and estimate
the dead at thousands. Whether or not
the ringleaders who were captured and
tiled and condemned to court-martial have
actually been executed Is not yet clear.
' It is known that Kmlllano Eglistla. editor
3f Hie l'lonres.o, was shot without trial in
But if- order has been restored at Bar-
' ;?lona It seems equally certain the outlying
country, especially the district north of the
city, still Is In the hands of the revolution
aries and the task of reducing the remain
der of the province probably will entail
much additional - fighting and bloodshed.
Kvin the official dispatches from Madrid
speak of the necessity of restoring order
In the Interior of the province and the
difficulty of dislodging the "anarchists"
who have taken refuge Jn the mountains.
Koine reports lnii.it that a republic al
reJy has been proclaimed and that a regu
lar Junta Is directing the operations of the
Meltlla Situation I'sekssged.
MADRID. Aug. 3. According to official
dispatches received here last evening, the
situation at Malllla remains unchanged.
There are still strosg bodies of Moors hid
ing in the gorges. Mount Guruga, the
Moorish stronghold. Is being constantly
bombarded by the Spanish artillery. At
Atbucemes, the Spanish Island fortress and
prinon settlement on the Moroccan coast,
the Moors have opened a rifle fire on the
Order at Barcelona.
BARCELONA, Aug. 2. Order Is today al
most completely re-established In Barce
lona proper, but the trouble continues on
the outskirts of the city. Railroad com
munication with Barcelona has not been
Among the victims of the military court-
martial are two members of the Chamber
of ivputle and eight aldermen of Barce
HENRY CLAY PIERCE WEDS
i MRS. BURROWS IN LONDON
t rremony Takes Place at St.
t.eorge's t'aarch la Hnn-
LONDON. Aug. I. Codr a special license
secured at Canterbury, Henry Clay Pierce
of 8t. Louis was quietly married today at
St. George's church. Hanover Square, to
Virginia Prickett Burrow, daughter of
Major William Prickett of Edwardsvllle.
111., whose former husband died four years
Beyond the church official only four per
sons witnessed the wedding. The bride
was attended by her daughter, Virginia
Burrow and given away by H. R. Ander
son. Baron Pino Da Morpuhgo supported
the groom. The only other member of the
' wedding party was Mr. Mary C. MltcheU,
a relative of Mr. Pierce.
St. George's church, which 1 among the
most fashionable In London and the place
where the marriage of many Americans
have been celebrated, was prettily deco
rated with flow era The brld carried a
beautiful bouquet of ore hid a The cere
ony wa performed by the Rev. D. An-
H Jerson. After a quiet wedding breakfast,
Mr. n4 Mr. Pierce left for the continent.
WATERWAY DATES CHANGED
New OrUasi Convention to Bo Held
riret Throe Days la No
vember. NKW ORLEANS, La.. Aug. I-It was
announced her thl afternoon that No
vember 1. t and S had been definitely de
cided on as the date of the Lakes-to-the-gulf
deep waterway convention to be held
In New Orleans. The change Is msde In
order to conform with the plan of Preei
fteal Tail, who arrive her October SL
M. P. Lines Into
Stockholders Said to Be Considering
Reorganization and $150,000,000
NEW YORK, Aug. 2 A special of the
Missouri Pacific stockholders will be held
on August 7 to rote on a consolidation of
some twenty-one different companies now
comprising the Missouri Pacific system, ac
cording to the Evening Post today. It is
roposed, ths paper continues, to form u
'-. iw company, also to be called the Mls
iri Pacific Railway company to own and
hold these properties and to Itself capl-
at $240,000,000 In stock.
will then be proposed to authorise a
, t mortgage on all the properties sg-
ng 1150.000.000 and possibly more. Of
.uls authorised under such mortgage
,-jout tM.000.0O0 will be reserved for refund
ing. The remainder would be available as
the source of new capital. It is under
stood that a syndicate of bankers has In
dicated Its willingness to underwrite H6.
000.000 of the new bonds.
Negro Dies After Six Rounds Before
PROVIDENCE. R. I., Aug. 1 "tt was
not a prlie fight or a boxing bout, but
an exhibition for a moving picture ma
chine." said Admiral Seaton Schoeder in
referring to the death of Hanson H. Foster,
a colored mess mate on board the battle
ship Vermont last night. A committee of
officers was appointed this morning to
make an Investigation.
Those who saw the exhibition say the
men went six rounds and then as pre
arranged, Foster took the count. The
next morning the negro complained of
pains In his head and last night he died.
The autopsy revealed the fact that Fos
ter died of cerebral hemorrhages, caused
by a blow or a fall.
Hay Rack Rides
End in Deaths
Two Young Women of Des Moines
s.re Killed in Different
DES MOINES, la.. Aug. 2. Two young
women are dead at Albia tonight as a re
sult of two hay rack rides taken into the
Miss Agnes McGulre. aged 22, was a
member of a crowd of twenty-five which
had spent the day at a nearby fishing re
sort. On the return trip the horses pulling
the hay rock laden with, girls . became
frightened at a train and threw their load
off. Miss McGulre fell In front of a
Northwestern train and wae ao mangled
that she died shortly afterward.
Mlxs Louise Shrope, aged 24. member of
a picnic party returning from a similar
trip, was crushed to death by being thrown
against a tree when the team drawing the
wagon ran away.
All Surface Lines May Be Tied Up
Soon by Action of the
CHICAGO, Aug. . A strike on all Chi
cago surface street car lines seemed nearer
today when heads of the local unions met
to draw up resolutions to be presented to
the men at meetings tonight.
The resolutions In general will demand
an increase of wages and will also, It Is
said, provide for the taking of a strike
vote not later than Thursday. The em
ployers already have refused the advance.
They suggested arbitration, which the men
in turn rejected.
.. -. .
ENGLAND ORDERS DIRIGIBLE
Gives Preference to Rlrid Type of
Balloon for the
LONDON. Aug. 2. The ubeommlttee of
the Imperial defense committee appointed
to consider matters of aviation waa given
a verdict In favor of rigid dirigible bal
loons for naval purposes and non-rigid
balloons for the army. The aeroplane
committee considers that these machines
possibly may become valuable to the
army, but says they must be able to as
cend to a much greater height than has
been achieved before they will be safe
for reconnoltering purposes.
In consequence of this the admiralty had
ordered a rigid dirigible of the largest
type from the Vlckers, and the govern
ment factory at Aldershot haa begun the
construction of three non-rigid balloons
and two aeroplane for experimental pur
How Two Champions
of Free Silver Get Rich
I hue my free silver, but oh you gold
Thus might the silvery-lipped champion of
that sacred ratio sing and In his song of
prosperity might the fluent editor of hi
Commoner Join without asking the pardon
of any other man on earth.
It' a long span from the calamity days
of old to the present piping times of peace
and plenty, and it' a far cry from the old
Bryan who toiled out his daily bread in ths
ordinary grind of a newspaper office. But
the story of Mr. Bryan wealth la an old
one. Interest now center on the splendid
prosperity of Richard L. Metcalfe, the man
who stood beside and behind Bryan from
the day of Infancy la hi etarrial chase
for the presidency and who ha been first
and foremost In preaching the doctrine of
the Peerless Loader.
Hew these two men marched from the
obscurity of poverty to the limelight of
affluence cannot be told without bringing
boldly to mind how fickle is fata
fryin went from the office of an Omaha
dally to begin hi life-wots, ut run old for
BLOCK THE BILL
Alleged "Joker" in Leather Schedule
Arouses Ire of "Range
SOME DUTIES NOT REDUCED
President Taft, However, Stands By
WRITES LETTERS ON SUBJECT
Denies Emphatically That "Joker" is
CONCESSIONS ARE DEMANDED
Statesmen, Interested in Hide Datlea,
Threaten Defeat of Bill If Leather
Rate Is Xot Cot
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2-Tariff legisla
tion has been delayed again by the hide
and leather question and as a result the
conferees were called together once more
Western senator complain that the
leather schedule, as arranged by the con
ferees, with the approval of the presi
dent, is unfair to the states Interested In
protected hides. It was agreed today that
some action must be taken to conciliate
them If the conference report I to be
Without thought of serious obstacle In
the pathway of the conference report,
8enator Aldrlch caused the report to be
taken up today as soon as the senate met
As Is usual, the senate leader and his
associates moved about to ascertain
whether there had been any change of
sentiment. They were not long In learn
ing that the charge that there was a
"Joker" In the compromise hide and leather
question and upset the comfortable ma
jority they had previously counted for the
adoption of the report.
The difficulty appeared to be a lack of
understanding between the conferees, the
president and the western senators con
cerning the condition under which the
latter consented to hides being placed on
the free list.
Canse of the Kick.
The westerners claimed they had been
led to believe that all boots and shoe
of leather were to be dutiable at 10 per
cent and that all harness wa to be
dutiable at JO per cent. When the con
ference report was Issued It appeared that
the reductions applied only to article
manufactured In chief part of the class
of hides which were to be made free of
duty. The reductions would not apply to
shoes, the uppers of which were made of
calfskin Or to harness, the chief value
of which was calfskin.
Some of the western senators were ex
tremely bitter In their condemnation of
the compromise. They said they had been
foold..that the president had been fooled
and that the trick played on the consumer
was nothing short of bunco.
Finding that the westerners were not
amenable to argument some of the senate
leaders and some of the dissatisfied mem
bers hurried to the White House. There
all were Informed that the president had
not been fooled. He wa reported to have
told all hi callers that he fully under
stood the character of the compromise.
It was declared by the conferees, In de
fense of their action, that the course pur
sued was necessary from a parliamentary
standpoint. To have reduced all boots and
shoes, they said, would have compelled the
resubmission of the question to the house.
In confining the reductions to articles
manufactured from hides resubmission of
the paragraph was not necessary, for the
tearon that the hide paragraph was in
controversy between the conferees with a
range of action from free to a duty of
Id per cent.
President Xot Fooled.
Senator Aldrlch was among those who
called at the White House. When he re
turned to the capltol he Issued a call for
a session of the conferees, including the
house republican members. They assembled
820 P m-
The western senators were
ushered Into the conference chamber singly
, or in pairs. Audiences were given to Sena-
tor Heyburn. Warren. Carter. Sutherland.
Brown. Borah and Bourne. Invitations had
been issued to Senator Dixon. Burkett and
Clark of Wyoming, but they did not accept.
Senator Aldrlch and Representative Payne
stated unequivocally that the language used
In adjusting the hide controversy was not
a "Joker." An effort was made to reach
an understanding with the men from the
cattle raising states. They said that the
word hid gone out over the west that free
hides had been given for cheaper shoes
and harness, and that their constituents
w-ould not be satisfied with any other bar
Conferees Meet Again.
Senator Brown and Borah both had let
ters from the president bearing upon the
alleged "Joker." The senators read these
letters to the conferees. The letter to
Senator Borah was In response to one he
(Continued on Second Page.)
president The rest of the tory is an old
one. Mr. Metcalfe went from the same of
fice to edit Bryan's Commoner and write
books. Here Is part of the sequel a told
by the Lincoln Journal.
The green-roofed bungalow located
snort, distance northwest of Falrrlew is
being built by Richard L. Metcalfe. Mr.
Bryan editor. It la of more than passing
interest to know that the house and ten
acres of land around It, representing an
Investment of more than lle.OOO. will be
entirely paid for by Mr. Metcalfe's book
Of Such I the Kingdom.' Twenty-one
thousand copte of thl work hav been
old. and ths demand continues so strong
that Mr. Metcalfe will undoubtedly be able
to use hi own automobile and avoid the
walk of half a mile to the College View
car line. The place la called 'Verbena
Lodge,' from the profusion of wild verbena
found on the land when Its present owner
purchased it. Mr. Metcalfe now has a
second book entitled 'Bishop Sunbeams.' In
the hands of the printer. Like It pre
decessor It will be entirely produced
mechautcaiiy la Lincoln,
From the Washington Evening Star.
THREE PER CENT FLAT RATE
Occnpation ( Tax Finally Agreed on
By City Council.
SLIDING SCALE IS CUT OUT
City Attorney Bnrnam Advises Coun
cil That This Peatare Weald
Xot Stand Test of the
Three per cent flat on the gross re
ceipts will bo the smowt of the occupa
tion tax on public utility corporations oc
cupying the streets of the city of Omaha.
This was decided upon Monday afternoon
by the city council committee of the whole.
The proposed sliding scale whereby the
tax would be increased from time to time
as the receipts of the affected companies
increased wa eliminated on the advice
of City Attorney Burnam, who told 'the
council men that the "sliding scale" fea
ture would not stand a test in the courts.
The second set of ordinances will be
placed on file and the original ordinances
drawn and Introduced by former Council
man Harry B. Zimman. who started the
occupation tax movement, will be those
passed, 3 per cent being substituted for
When Councilman Berka, chairman of
the Judiciary committee, reported on the
ordinances In the committee meeting,
Councilman Bridges offered a motion that
the tax be made 3V4 per cent flat. Coun
cilman Schroeder seconded this motion.
Councilman Johnson then offered an
amendment that the tax be made S per
cent and this was seconded by Council
man Sheldon. A vote was taken and
Councllmen Burmester. Brucker, Davis,
Funkhouser, Johnson, McGovern and Shel
don voted . for 3 per cent. Councllmen
Bridges, Berka, Hummel, Kugel and
Schroeder voted for ihi per cent.
The tax will be assessed without any
regard to the royalties paid by the light
ing companies, though the royalty paid
by the Independent Telephone company
will be deducted from the occupation tax.
In the discussion prior to the vote the
councllmen expressed themselves a. being
tn favor of increasing the tax later If It
la found the companies can afford a higher
The corporations affected by the occu
pation tax are: Omaha A Council Bluffs
Street Railway company, Omaha Electric
Light and Power company, Omaha Gas
company, Omaha Water company, Ne
braska Telephone company. Independent
Telephone company. Western Union Tele
graph company and Postal Telegraph com
pany. The ordinance will come up tonight for
O. K. Cow Ordinance.
The committee at Its Monday afternoon
meeting also recommended for passage Dr.
Connell's ordinance requiring testing of all
dairy cows for tuberculosis or the pas
teurising of all milk sold in Omaha; placed
on file an ordinance requiring the signa
ture of the mayor, license Inspector and
clerk to circus licenses, and declined to
(Continued on Second Page.)
Do you want a
girl for housework?
238 and get one.
That is the "Want-ad Num
ber." If you are without help,
go do it now. No use drudg
ing this hot weather when you
can get help 60 easily.
Girls looking for work know that
The Bee publishes practically a com
plete list of people who want help,
so they look to the Bee Want-ads
when looking for a place.
Better etep to the phone and
Dut in the ad.
BACK TO THE MINORS.
May Be Fatal
Concussion of Brain Threatens Life
of Dr. Morgan Cutler of
Dr. Morgan Cutler of New Tork. son of
Coroner Lewis Cutler of Council Bluffs,
may die of concussion of the brain as the
result of an automobile accident.
Cutler, who 1 interne at the Metropolitan
hospital, New Tork. and Dr. Carl
West of Council Bluffs were going
north on- the Florence road when
about 1:1 in the morning their auto
plunged into a large hole In the road. The
Impact smashed the machine and threw
the men out. Cutler striking on his head
with great force. Dr. West was not
seriously Injured, though cut about the
face and bruised. Cutler was rendered
unconscious. The men were taken to the
Swedish hospital, where Dr. Paul H. Ellis
treated them, and, later, Dr. West, with
Coroner Cutler, took the letter's son to
the home of his parents In Council Bluffs,
where he was visiting. He Is atlll uncon
scious and may die.
The accident occurred at a point ln the
road opposite the Stroud home and about
four blocks from the Rome Miller resi
dence. A great hole had been washed out
evidently and a lantern had been left to
mark the place for travelers, but when
these men encountered the hole the danger
signal wa not there and they had no
mean of perceiving what they were run
REPORT CAUSES COTTON RISE
Alleared Bad Condition of Crop Leads
to Sensational Advance In
WASHINGTON, Aug 2. A cotton crop
condition of 71. per cent of a normal on
July 25 wa announced by the Department
of Agriculture today, against "4.8 a month
ago, 83 a year ago and ten-year average
on July 25 of S0.6.
Th. averaire Knnitlllnn nt mltnn Ti.lv
!a 19W waj Rnd ofJ July lm
NEW YORK, Aug. 1. A very excited ad-
vance in the price of cotton in the New
Tork market following the publication of
the government crop report today. January
deliveries sold up from 12.2oc to 12.70c In
side of ten minutes, or about 32 per bale
above the closing prices of Saturday, and
within 14 points of the high record for the
season, made early last month. The gov
ernment report of 71.9 per cent represented
a deterioration of 2.7 per cent from the
month and wa a low record for this season
of the year.
SUFFRAGE WAR BY TROLLEY
Company of "Votes-f or-Women" Mla
stonares on Tour of Mini,
BOSTON, Mass., Aug. 2 A company of
women suffragetlsts started by trolley from
this city today to make a tour of the slate
In the interest of "votes for women."
MOTOR WRECK HURTS TWENTY
One Man Jumps Thronsh Window of
Car When Arcldent
CHICAGO, Aug. 2. Twenty persons were
injured, five of them seriously, when the
motor of a street car at Ninety-sixth street
and Ewlng avenue burst here today. One
man Jumped through a window.
Man Lynched in Missouri;
Mob Entered Jail by Ruse
6T. JOSEPH, Mo., Aug. 1 A special to
the News-Pres say George Johnson,
white, who murdered John W. Moor, a
farmer near Platte City, Mo, June 20, wa
lynched at Platte City at t o'clock thl
Feeling ran o high t the time of the
killing that Johnson was taken to Kansas
City for mX keeping. H trial was to
EAGER TO HEAR THE WOlAN
Law Officers Believe Mrs. Philips
Will Tell Facts at Investigation.
IMPORTANT STORY IS EXPECTED
Wife of Supposed Slayer of M.
Hamilton Delayed at Grand Is
land on Way to
Mrs. James Philips, wife of the supposed
murderer of Marshall C. Hamilton, who
was exDected to arrive tn Omaha from
St. Paul vesterday afternoon, failed to ge
here, and It was reported that she was
taken suddenly ill at Grand Island and
had to remain there. When she comes
she Is expected to render valuable testi
mony, probably of a salacious sort.
Her story of the relations existing be
tween Hamilton and herself and between
Hamilton and Philips, her husband, is
greatly desired by the sheriff that It may
be told to the coroner's Jury, which meets
this morning at 10 o'clock.
At the depot yesterday afternoon to meet
Mrs. Philips wa the mother of the sup
posed murderer. She was accompanied by
Edward Davis, a farmer who has lived a
neighbor to the Philips' family for years.
Mrs. Philips refused to discuss the case.
She was asked where her daughter-in-law
might stay In Grand Island and replied
she did not know. She said the woman had
no relatives there. She had received no
word of the reported (linens of her son's
Davis wa asked what he knew about the
relation between Hamilton and Mr.
James Philip. He said he thought they
were altogether too Intimate. He had ob
served several thing which he believed
would have made any man Jealous of his
Philips Is still at large. Sheriff Brallcy
and hi deputie are persisting In their
scarch for him and believe him to be
esconced somewhere In or about Omaha.
They believe friends are aiding In his con
cealment. The officers at first thought the
body of the floater found In the Missouri
river might be that of Philips, but this
theory waa exploded when the great dis
paragement in the sixes of the two men be
came known. There Is a theory that Phil
ips and his brother crossed the river and
escaped that way.
PLAN FIVE MONTH'S CRUISE
Parifle Squadron Will Visit
lnla and Two Chinese
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2 Admiral Se
bree's armored cruiser squadron of the
Pacific coast, eight vessels, will be ab
sent from the Vnlted States on It com
ing cruise to Asiatic waters, a little more
than five months. It will visit Honolulu
and the ports of Hong Kong, Kobe and
Yokohama. Only two vessels, however,
will go to the Chinese and Japanese ports,
except that the whole squadron will as
semble off Yokohama January 19, on which
day It will start home.
INCOME TAX BILL PASSED
Alabama House Endorse Amendment
to National Con
stitution. MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 2 The house
today passed the bill agreeing to an In
come tax amendment of the constitution
of the United State.
begin today and he wa returned to Platte
City Sunday afternoon. About 2 o'clock
this morning two men took a third man to
the Jail, representing him to be a prisoner.
When the sheriff opened the Jail door the
three overpowered him and fifty other men
soon appeared and bat tired down the door
of Johnson cell. He was taken to a tree
opposite the Jail and strung up, where
lb bod hung until (.30 a. ro. , ,
High and Low Tariff Senators Com
bining to Defeat Confer
EACH SIDE EXPECTED TO GAIN
Radicals of Both Sides Want An
other Vote in Senate.
ALLEGED JOKER IN LEATHER
Rumor Set Afloat That it is Capable
of Two Constructions.
TAFT WRITES SENATOR BROWN
President ay Section 1e Wot Am-
fcla-noas and That It Means What
It Says Proposition to Re
(From a Staff Correspondent i
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2 -Special Tele
gram, i An anomalous situation has arisen
over the tariff bill, on that can hardly
be understood unless close tab has been
kept on the bill by those either Interested
from a pecuniary stsndpolnt or from a
viewpoint of education. Certain low tariff
men and certain high tariff men are en
deavoring to get together to defeat the
conference report In the senate from dla-
metrlrslly opposite points. The low tariff
men Insist that the tariff on certain com
modities like coal, lumber, tobacco, boots
and shoes and woolens are too high. The
high tariff men on the very same commod
ities are Insisting that schedules are too
low. Hence the effort for radicals of
either wing of the republican party to get
Senator Scott Is up In arms and fighting
mad over the coal schedule. Certain New
England senators are disturbed over the
tobacco rates and are openly fighting the
corporation tax amendment. Certain of
the Rocky mountain senators, and In
cluded in that category are Warren of
Wyoming. Sutherland of Utah and Her
burn of Idaho over duties on lumber and
hides. In the case of Senator Warren the
hide schedule Is prohably largely senti
mental, but he la madder than a March
hare over the conference report and Is
threatening all kinds of dire things even
to the extent of voting against the bill
unless the boot and shoe schedule I made
to say In so many words what waa In
tended. Working for Disagreement.
The high tariff men. hoping for help
from the low tariff contingent, believe that
If they can get the bill back Into the
senate by a disagreement to the conference
report they can force higher ratea. The
low tariff men want the bill back In the
senate for radically opposite reason, that
they may secure additional cut on aom
of the present schedules. There I a vain
hope, however, that either will be suc
cessful, for President Taft occupies the
best position and It Is believed If he Is
satisfied the bill a agreed upon In con
ference is the best bill that can be ob
tained, he will pet votes enough when
the time comes to ratify the conference
It has been widely rumored today, espe
cially in senatorial circles, that Senator
Cummins is out with the administration,
hence his antagonism to anything that
the president may desire. Senator Dol
llver to trying to overcome Cummins and
the outcome is being watched with much
Alleged Joker Not a Joker.
The boot and shoe schedule which cer
tain representatives and senator bellev
contains a "Joker" Is really a serious
proposition. So serious that an effort will
be made by a concurrent resolution di
recting the enrolling clerk to change the
present phraseology of the bill so that
there can be no doubt about the Intent
of the conferees in fixing the duty for
some grades of boot and shoes. So strong
was the criticism to the reading of the
schedule that Senator Brown took it upon
himself to call the attention of the presi
dent to the charge made by a number ol
newspaper men that ther was a "Joker"
of large proportions in that particular
I schedule. It Is understood that the presl-
! dent wrote a letter to Senator Brown, a
he also did to Senator Borah of Idaho
regarding the duty on boots and shoe, tn
which he emphatically stated that ther
was no Joker In the schedule and that
the 10 per cent duty would not be tech
nically construed by court to mean any
higher duty than stipulated. That ther
were newspaper men paid for the purpos
of finding Jokers that had no existence.
whatsoever. In fact or words to that effect.
May Reconstruct Paxaraph.
Senator Brown, however, believe tht
It would be the part of wisdom to recon
struct the paragraph o tht there could
be no doubt about leather and ahoe of all
grades paying a duty of 10 per eent, for
this duty was first Insisted upon by Presi
dent Taft and tt Is hi particular creation.
It Is thought that If this schedule can be
reconstructed without throwing tho entire
leather schedule into the senate to be
kicked and butted about like a foot ball
recourse will be made to a concurrent
resolution, thereby placating some of tn
"t-hort grass statesmen" in the Rocky
Tonight Senators Brown and Borah wer
guests at the White House for the purpo
of talking over with the president the somo
what ambiguous phraseology used In th
boot and shoe schedule. Just what course
to pursue will probably be disclosed during
the session of the senate tomorrow, which
meets at 10 o'clock.
Two Pension Examiners.
On recommendation of both Nebraska
senators. Dr. K. J. McRae haa been ap
pointed pension examining surgeon at Al
bion, Neb., vice Dr. M. V. Burns, re
signed, and on recommendation of Con
gressman Wood. Dr. J. H. Shipley wai
appointed pension examining surgeon at
Jefferson, la., vice Dr. H. E. Lovejoy,
The acting secretary of the Interior has va
cated order of withdrawal In connection with
the irrigation project in Nebraska and re
stored 1.2M) acres of land to public domain
where not otherwise withdrawn, reserved
or appropriated; also vacated order of with
drawal in connection with the same project
In Wyoming and re.itored to public domain
where not otherwise withdrawn, reserved
or appropriated II 9J res of land. Set
tlement may be made on said lands on and
after October y, and entry filing or se
lection November 25. at Alliance, Neb., and
Cheyenne, Wyo . land offices, resaoctlvely.
Nebraska pceUQasiers PtK?intHU alalia.
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