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The Omaha Daily Bee The Omaha dee go to th homa li rl bj tb women sells good (or advertiser. WEATHER FORECAST. Vor teor;isUfi Fair. For loa Kali. For weather report fo page 2. VOL. .XXXIX NO. 42. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOKXIXU, AUGUST 4, 1009 TEX PAGES. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. SPAIN JOCULAR OVER BLOODSHED Populace Ignorant of or Indifferent to Fearful Slaughter at Barcelona. NO CIVIL WAR FOR PRETENDER Don Jaime Sayi He Will Lead No Invading Host. SPAIN MORE TRANQUIL NOW ffer Moon Attack Blockhouse ' ? Severe Repulse. 't ) " '- NEW ESTIMATE OF Til. amber Killed at Barcelona niots la Now Placed at Two snnd and Wounded at Twei Fir Hundred. LONDON. Aug. 4. The Dally Telegraph's correspondent, who haa Just arrived in Barcelona, sends to his paper a dispatch giving a curious picture of the Indiffer ence or Ignorance the Spanish people evinced throughout his Journey from the frontier, even In Madrid, to tbe events In Barcelona. "The tranquillity and gayety of the popu lace of Madrid." the correspondent says, "seems to me Incongruous and absurd. Barcelona Is not much loved In the rest of Spain, and the old, deep hatred between Catatonia and Madrid Is aroused on every occasion. The cannonades In Bercelnna disturbed Madrid about as much as if they had occurred In a foreign country." Kven In approaching Barcelona the cor espondent observed few Indications of the recent bloody events there. The railways were running and work and amusements were being resumed. Entering Barcelona at night little out of the ordinary was noticeable, except the blackened and burned churchea and convents. The streets and cafes were gay, noisy and brilliant. There was nothing to recall the revolt, rxc.pt an occasional military fanfare. "Somewhat surprised and disillusioned," the correspondent continues, "I made a tour of observation. Everything surprised me. One sees that the interruption of normal life has been slight. The revolu tion must have been superficial, for It has not even upset the good humor of the town." Pretender la Interviewed. LISBON, Aug. S. Don Jaime, the pre tender to the Spanish throne, declared In an Interview her yesterday that he had no Intention of Interfering In the present crisis of Spain and that his retirement to Frohsdorf In lower Austria, far from tha Spanish frontier, was proof of his peace ful purposes. "The Carllsts party Is a party of order," said Don Jaime. "I never will take upon ' myself to bring an entire people Into danger for my own ends. Never will I lead Spaniards Against Spaniards. Should 1 return to Spain at the head of an army, tt would be only to restore order. This might happen should the revolutionaries drive out King Alfonso, or the welfare of the country require It. The popularity of 'King Alfonso Is declining through no fault 't his own, and Queen Victoria Is certainly less liked than the kln&. Spaniards dred foreign Influence; Victoria haa remained a stranger too long, and the people never will forgive her." Don Jaime la of tha opinion that the war '.n Morocco was unavoidable, and he fears It will last a long Urns. Spain la Tranquil. MADRID, Aug. S. Tranquility now reigns throughout Spain, except In certain Isolated localities of Catalonia, according to an announcement made early today by the minister of tha Interior. A column of troops composed of artil lery, calvary and Infantry is todsy march ing on Sabadell, ten miles from Barcelona, w here tha Insurgents are still holding out. The general strike at Madrid and Bilbao, announced for yesterday, failed owing to the precautionary measurea taken by the authorities. General Marina, the Spanish military commander In Morocco, Is awaiting rein forcements. As soon as the necessary troops arrive the advanced Spanish posi tions at Mount Atalayou and Sldiamet will be strengthened preparatory to an advance upon Zeluan, the Spanish objective. The Red Cross and other organizations are working ceaselessly to care for the sick and wounded both at Melllla and at Spanish ports. The bank of Spain has contributed S1O.000 to the queen's fund. Moors Are Repalaed. Official dispatchea received from Melllla today say that the Moors last night at tacked a blockhouse In course of construc tion. They were repulsed by the Spaniards, ho lost one officer killed and fourteen men wounded. A report received this afternoon from General Marina related a successful Span ish maneuver. The Spanish commander set a trap for the Moors, who were In the foothills of Mount Ouruga late yesterday afternoon. While ha maneuvered several battalions In front of the Moorish position the battleship Numancla moved down the coast to be In a position to take the enemy In U.e rear. Tt't Moors took the bait, moved forward and At ones fell under the concentrated fire ct tha fort and the Numancia. They broke and retreated In disorder, leaving many dead on tha field. New Estimate of Dead. HEN DA YE. Aug. S.-A copy of Kl Mondo, a newspaper of Madrid, received here to day, placaa tha number of killed at Bar celona during the rioting of last week at il. OA) and the wounded at 1500. Moute Clemency shown. LONDON, Aug. 4. Telegraphing from Madrid the correspondent of the Times tjtys that the release of Scnor Igieeiaa, cultor of the revolutionary El Progeso, and other persons arrested for being Im plicated In tha Insurrection, and the sud ion relaxing of the censorship, proves that tha government Is convinced that the trou h is ended. The last embers of the ria- g In Catalonia were stamped out at Se tadell yesterday. FLIRTED ON BOAT, DROWNED Paailat at Mascatlae Palls lato Hirer wait uyes at Pretty Girl. MISCATINE. Ia.. Aug. t. -Charles Mc Vey. a local pugilist, while flirting with a pretty girl on the upper deck of tha steamer Helen Blair, leaned too far over the rail, lost hie balance and was drowned 'ore boats could be lowered. Hinshavv Tells Why He Voted for the Report Says the President's Bill is Vast Im provement on Both the Payne and Aldrich Bills. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. Aug. 3 (Special Tele gramsRepresentative lllnshaw today made the following statement as to his vote on the tariff conference report: "The tariff conference report as adopted by the house is a vast Improvement over the senate bill and an improvement over the original house bill. It is. In its main features, revision downward. It should be called the Taft bill. The president won a notable triumph In his fight against the high protectionists. The fight made by the Insurgents In both house and senate helped to bring about this resultt. To have recommitted the bill or defeated the con ference report would at this stage of the proceedings have been calamitous. The bill as passed reduces the duty on nails, lumber, wood pulp, print paper, oil, coal, hides, leather, harness, sugar, agricultural Implements, boots and shoes, varnishes, white lead. Iron ore. pig and scrap iron, all structural steels except highly manu factured forms, steel rails and barb wire. The expressed fear that the imposition of a maximum tariff of 2S per cent ad valorem Increase over the rates named In the bill will add materially to tariff rates Is not welt founded. Canada does not Impose on pulp wood, wood pulp or lumher any ex port duty which discriminates against the United States in favor of any other nation. Therefore the maximum rate could not be imposed. "The president was exceedingly anxious that the conference report be adopted, be cause he believed It a substantial reduc tion downward, and that to defeat It would result In continued tariff agitation to the detriment of business and probably to the prevention of any tariff legislation. Some of the opponents of the bill hoped that there would be no bill, as they preferred the Dingley rates. It Is impossible that all sections of our vast country can ever be fully satisfied with a tariff measure. This Is as nearly perfect a measure as can be devised under present conditions." Senators Gamble and Crawford of South Dakota took breakfast this morning with President Taft and afterwards Senator Crawford declared his intention to vote for the conference report on the tariff bill. C. J. Duceman of L?mon, S. D., Is In Washington to confer with officials of the Interior department to urge that Lemon be designated as a registration place when the surplus land of the Cheyenne and Standing Rock Indian reservations ai-e thrown open to white settlement. Mr. Duceman has filed claims of his town for recognition with Secreiary Balllnger. accompanying the same with maps and other data to show Its accessibility as to railroad facilities and Its ability to com fortably house and feed large crowds. The department has under advisement the bid of Lemon, as well as other towns con tiguous to the reservation soon to be opened to settlement. Voters Turn Down Tom Johnson Plan Franchise Ordinance, Backed by His Administration, Beaten at Polls. CLEVELAND, Aug. 3. The Schmidt ord inance providing for the granting of a franchise to Herman Schmidt and Insuring three cent fares on a part of the city street car lines was defeated In a referen dum election here today by a majority of 8.9S2. The total vote was 30.944 to 34,926. The Schmidt ordinance was fostered by Mayor Tom L. Johnson. The campaign, which has waged for the last two months has been particularly bit ter. Mayor Johnson, municipal office holders and others held hundreds of tent meetings. A committee of WO businessmen opposed It. Thousands of people crowded the streets tonight to hear the returns. When the result was announced automo bile horns tooted, cowbells were rung, whistles were blown and throngs of peo ple paraded the streets. Mayor Johnson re ceived the returns at his office, guarded by several policemen. An attempt will now be made to secure the passage of an ordinance for the set tlement of the car fight along the line pro posed by Federal Judge Tayler. His plan provides for a revaluation of the entire street car property by a committee of un biased citizens. He would then put Into force a 3-cent fare plan, charging one cent for a transfer. In case this plan failed to pay a per cent dividend on the valuation set by the committee, the price of the fare might be raised to seven tick ets for 2& cents. Prior to the passage of the Schmidt ordi nance by the city counotl an attempt was made to pass the Tayler ordinance, but it failed. PROHIBITION BILL PASSED Carmlchael Measure In Alabama Is Favored by Lower Hons. MONTGOMERY, Ala. Aug. S-The Carmlchael bill for state wide prohibition was passed by the house today by a vote of 75 to 19. Pretty Woman Shoots Man in Swell New York Hotel NEW YORK, Aug. 1 In the crowded Yi aldorf-Astoi la hotel this afternoon Mrs. Mary A. c .tie. 36 years old and pretty, shot William D. Cr..g, a lawyer. She used a K-caliber revolver and the bullet, after striking a silver fountain pen. Inflicted a slight flesh wound and dropped harmlessly In Craig's coat pocket. Craig, who la a member of the Rocky Mountain club, which has a suite of rooms In the hotel, was on his way to the club rooms. Mrs. Castle, who had been waiting for him, tried to detain him, but Craig shook her off and went to the elevator. Mrs. Castle, as be was about to step into the elevator, shot at him when the inusxle SAYS WEST MUST I5E INDEPENDENT Governor Johnson of Minnesota Would Drop Lead of the East. NOT GETTING DUE RECOGNITION Should Assert Its Rights in Halls of Congress. FURNISHES MUCH COMMERCE Presidential Candidate Condemns Protection Tariff System. BUST OF J. J. HILL UNVEILED Minnesota day nt Seattle Kxpoeltlon Is Celebrated with Ceremony, Gorfrnnr Being Orator of Occasion. SEATTLE. Wash.. Aug. S "It Is time that the west threw off the shackles of the east. I would preach no sectional divisions and no sectional strifes; but Min nesota and Washington and the states be tween them with those to the south of us should arise in their might and claim for themselves that fair share of Influence In the halls of congress and In the admin istration of national affairs to which they are entitled by every law of common sense as well as of political economy." This was the declaration of Governor John A. Johnson In his address at the Minnesota day celebration at the Seattle exposition today. "We as an Integral part of the American people should cast our Influence and our votes not only to advance the material In terest of our own particular section, but we should be broad enough and big enough to labor for the common good of our country," said the governor. Hold Balnnee of Powers. "We have In the states west of the Mississippi the undoubted balance of power no matter under what name the national administration at Washington exists. In the years that have passed our population and our material wealth have not enjoyed that representation to which they are entitled, and furthermore our leaders have been content to follow In no small measure the leadership of men who represent relatively smaller constituencies and smaller commonwealths." The speaker declared that the call of the west among other things is the call for patriotism and progress for emancipation from every form of old world and new world caste and privilege from the tyranny of wealth and birth and alike from the dominion of the trust and politi cal machine. nest aa Natural Factor. "Not only in foreign commerce, but In the progress of American shipping. Is the west a prime factor In national develop ment," said he Incidentally, "fifty years of national folly In the enactment of laws and high protective tariffs have crippled American shipping until over 90 per cent of our Atlantic commerce la carried In foreign bottoms. Notwithstanding this half century of maritime shame, the United States flag floats today over a merchant marine of about 4,000,000 registered steam tonnage, which carries to the markets of the world 200,000,000 tons of American products. But on what waters float the colors of this merchant marine and what freight do these Amer ican ships carry? One-half of this vessel tonnage Is on the Great Lakes, while the Pacific coast, the Great Lakes and the Mississippi combined boast nearly 70 per cent of. the total. And the freight which It carries consists of the great staple productions of the west on their way to the great eastern markets the products of that great army of western yeomen de mand no fostering hand of government and ask only for that Justice and freedom to which they are entitled by natu.al right under the guaranty of our constitu tion and our flag." I nvrll Rnst of Hill. Minnesota celebrated her day at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition by un veiling a bronze bust of her most dis tinguished citizen, James J. Hill, the rail road builder. Governor Johnson loosed the cord that bound the flags of Japan, Great Britain and the United States about the monument. WATERWAY DATES CHANGED New Orleans Convention to Be Held First Three Days In o. Tember. NEW ORLEANS. La., Aug. 1 It was announced here this afternoon that No vember 1. 2 and S had been definitely de cided on as the dates of the Lakes-to-the-gulf deep waterway convention to be held In New Orleans. The change is mads In order to conform with the plana of Presl dent Taft. who arrives here October 31, FEDERAL JUDGEBETHEA DEAD Illinois Jurist Passes Away After an Illness of Several Months. STERLING, Aug. J.-S. li. Bethea. United States Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, died early this morning of paralysis of the heart. He had been sick for sev eral months. He was appointed to the bench by President Roosevelt In 1903. of the little revolver was within an inch of his coat. When detectives arrived the woman was sitting on a lounge weeping hysterically. She said ahe was an Insurance agent and had a brother, Captain Henry Kcotl, sta tioned at Fort Morgan, near Mobil. Ala. Shs pointed to Craig, who was standing nearby, and said: "He la the cause of my trouble. He has thrown me over." Craig said he would not prosecute her. Mrs. Cestles husband, who Is said to be wealthy, ia traveling at present In Alaska. Shs and Craig. It Is said, wwe.obiltuan together In Sau Francisco, From the Washington Star. TAFT WILL VISIT OMAHA President Will Spend September 20 as Guest of City. HOMAGE TO KING AX-SAR-BEN Chief Fxecntlve Will Go from Dinner Party to Den and Thence to Spe cial Train at Station Pen fori Oeta Word. President William H. Taft will visit Omaha Monday, September !0. arriving at 4:30 In the afternoon and remaining until 11 o'clock that evening. ' ' This word came to Omaha yesterday In telegrams from Senators Burkett and Brown, who had taken breakfast with the president, and to whom he announced his Intention of paying Omaha one more visit. The Invitation was originally presented to President Taft last December, when Victor Rosewater, on behalf of tha Omaha Com mercial club, asked the then president elect to Include Omaha as one of his stop ping places In event of his making a west ern tour this summer. Since then the mat ter has been placed before the president on several occasions. While in Washington recently President C. H. Pickens of Ak-Sar-Ben and Colonel Penfold, secretary of the order, personally presented to the pres ident an Invitation to visit the city of the king. Colonel Penfold has been corresponding with the Nebraska senator for several weeks trying to Induce the president to come here. He wanted him to spend sev eral hours In Omaha and wanted him to come on a Monday during Ak-Sar-Ben carnival week. If possible. For a while It was doubted whether he would be able to stop here at all. but the presi dent finally consented yesterday to give this city several hours of his time on September 10. On tbe occasion of his visit here next month the president will be entertained at a dinner and later In the evening will be taken to the den to see many special fea tures that will be arranged for his benefit. From the den the president will be escorted directly to his train which will be in awaiting at the Union station. Mr. Penfold announced yesterday even ing that a apeclal program will soon be arranged for entertaining President Taft. This will be given out later, probably within a week or two. Admiral Ignores State Officials He Refuses to Turn Over Negro Who Participated in Fatal Fight. PROVTNCETOWX, Mass., Aug 3 Rear Admiral Schroeder tonight refused to sur render Davis W. Williams, of Marietta, Ga., to the state police, who tried to arrest Williams aa a result of the boxing bout held on the Vermont on Friday night, when his opponent. Harrison H. Foster, was so badly Injured that he died soon after. Both men were negro mess hands on the ship. The warrant charged Williams with man slaughter. Admiral Schroeder said that he did not deny the Jurisdiction of the state, but that the government had Insti tuted an Inquiry and he preferred to wait until that Investigation had been concluded before acting further. Call Douglas 238 and ask for Want ad Department. A vacant room wUl lose you from 40 cents to a dollar every day It li vacant. Oiw day's rent will find a roomer. Better step to the telephone and Dut the ad in now. HE'S .JI ST DROPPED IN, IN AN OFF-HAND Schaof Buys Nebraska Central at Auction Sale Lincoln Man Hopes to Be Able to Re organize Company and Build the Road. F. E. Fchaaf of Lincoln yesterday bought at auction all the tangible assets of the Omaha & Nebraska Central railroad com pany, except the unpaid stock subscription list. Mr. Schaaf said he wanted nothing to do with this. He paid, or proposes to pay J100 for tho right-of-way, survey com pleted grade and other things that go to make up this material property of the de funct company. T. K. Brady, formerly general counsel for the company, bought the stock subscrip tions, having a face value of IS.OflO for JUS. The sale was conducted by H. H. Bowes, attorney for C. T. Dickinson, the receiver, on the east steps of the court house. It was the subject of some comment and not a little fun was poked at the proposition. One offer of I7..V) was made for the tang ible property of the company, but this was not taken Into consideration. Mr. Schaaf will wait until the court has passed on the sale and If It Is confirmed will try to put the breath of life anew Into the enterprise. The Omaha A Nebraska Central was projected several years ago. and considerable stock was disposed of. Right-of-way along the route from Omaha to Hastings was looked up, several miles was purchased, and about four miles of the road was actually graded. A complete survey of the line la a portion of the as sets that has passed to Mr. Schaaf. He hopes to be able to Interest eastern capital In the venture, believing that the electric line will be as successful out of Omaha as It is in other parts of the west. He says he has much encouragement from the people he Is dealing with. If he can make the proper showing, the reorganization of the company on a sound financial footing is assured. It will be several weeks yet before this can be determined upon. PRESIDENTS MEET AT EL PASO Taft and Dlas A r ran are to Bee Each Other on the Border. WASHINGTON, D. C. Aug. S.-Presl-dent Taft of the United States and Presi dent Diaz of Mexico are to meet at El Paso, Texas. October IS. This program has been arranged as the result of cor respondence between the United States and Mexico. ACCIDENT TO ZEPPELIN II Airship Forced to Retarn to Frank fort When Machinery Breaks. FRANK FORT. Aug S The airship Zep pelin II left here today for Cologne, a dis tance of 110 miles, but was obliged to re turn on account of an accident to its ma chinery. This Is the second unsuccessful attempt the airship has mads to reach Co logne. Irate Kentucky General Canes Offending Editor LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 3-AdJutant General P. P. Johnston of the Kentucky National Guard today caned Denny B. Uoode, editor of a weekly social-political paper here. The general took umbrage at an editorial reference In the paper to him as "General Peacock P. Johnston," and an epigramma tic remark that Johnston Is a man who spells "ma" In capitals, and "you" In agate type. The editorial referred to the recent resig nation of Colonel W. B. Haldeman and over thirty ef the officers (it tbe First SORT OF WAY. JEWELERS HEAR PRESIDENT Archibald Delivers Annual Address to Convention Delegates. PLEADS FOR FIXED PRICE LIST Rate Cutting; and Fraudulent Adver tising; Denounced by I'enneyl vanlan Delegates Seek Open Air When Evening Comes. "The slogan of the last year has been 'the fixed selling price.' We desire such a fixed price on certain articles of stand ard makes In silverware, watch movements-and gold fined watch cases. This Is a weapon whleh will get our business back In legitimate channels and this con vention should go on record In favor of a living-profit, fixed selling price." President J. P. Archibald of the Retail Jewelers' association was vigorously ap plauded for his remarks yesterday after noon favoring the standardizing of the Jewelry business In the respect Indicated and for his denunciation of cutthroat ten dencies ruinous alike to manufacturer. Job ber and retailer. President Archibald told the assembled Jewelers that their association has been growing rapidly. "During the last year," said he, "the states of Texas, Wisconsin, New- Jersey, Delaware, Colorado and New- York and the District of Columbia came Into the fold. The first year we had 678 members, the next 1,730, and now the roll shows 2.M0." Attacks Fraudulent Advertising. Another part of his address called for action with regard to fraudulent advertis ing, and the speaker Intimated that a good deal of mall order Jewelry advertising was of this nature. His address was followed by five papers given as follows: "Trlala end Tribulations of a Country Jeweler." Senator Henry Zilllken (Jeweler). Wellsburg, W. Va. "The Retail Jeweler as an Advertiser." R. D. Worrell, Missouri. "The Social Life of the Retail Jeweler." A. r. Jahnke. Richmond. Va. "The Financial Advantages of Local Jew elers; Clubs." John C. Plerlck, Spring field, 111. "The value of Horologlcal Education and Horologlral Laws." T. L. Combs. This concluded the afternoon session. In the evening a technical address was given In the auditorium of the Roma by C. T. Hlgginbotham, consulting expert of the South Bend Watch company. Some of the delegates and their wives were guests at the midweek hop at the Happy Hollow club. Others went to Man ama, where the Boat club had been thrown open to them. The women visitors will be given an au tomobile ride this afternoon and will be present at the banquet in the evening. Delegates Shed Coats. President Archibald opened the conven tion yesterday morning with the following Injunction to take things easy: "The convention will come to order. Del egates may remove their coats and smoke up If they like. The weather la pieity warm and we won't stand much on cere mony." An Invocation was pronounced by Rev. R. Scott Hyde, and then the presiding of ficer Introduced Mayor Dahlman, who de livered the address of welcome. This wan (Continued on Second Page.) Kentucky regiment after friction with the office of General Johnston. With one of his Lexington officers Gen eral Johnston entered Mr. Goode's office here today and, when Mr. Goods admitted writing the objectionable statement, Gen eral Johnston struck him over the head and ears with a, thick black cane. He was arrested. The trial will be held tomorrow. The affair has created a sensation all over the state General Johnston Is a citi zen of Lexington and Is famed as a breeder of fine horses and as a lavish en tertainer In bla ante-bellum mansion, Ht aerved gallantly U tbe Confederate army. VOTE OX TARIFF KILL TOMORROW Range Senators Are Not Entirely Sat isfied, but Will Favor Con ference Report. LONG STRUGGLE NEARLY OVER Senators Agree Unanimously to End it Thursday. CLAPP STILL AN INSURGENT Minnesota Man Will Oppose Measure to Last. D0LLIVER COUNTED FOR IT lown's Mentor Senator, It la Said. Will Vote with Hrnnhllran Majority Senate Adjourns After Short Session. WASHINGTON. Aur. S The complete collapse of all important objection to the conference Mil wun evidenced, today when the senate agreed to vote on that measure at 2 o'clock next Thursday. Half an hour after unanimous consent had been given fur the adoption of that couise a general disinclination on the part of senators to speak brought an early ad journment until noon tomorrow. When tho senate met today the lack of Interest In the proceedings was very evi dent. This had been caused by an agree ment m the fait of western senators to vote on the conference report and to correct the hide and leather schedule by means of a concurrent rerolultou to be actud upon separately. The form of tha concurrent resolution was agreed rp-.m at an Informal conference today In Senator Aldrlch's committee room. Change In Leather Schedule. Irstructlons are given by this ruling to enrolling clerks of the senate and the house to chance the language of the proviso reducing duties on boots and shoes and harness. The change will make dutiable at 10 per cent boots and shoes, the upper leather of which is mado wholly or In thief value f r m the hides or skins of cattle. Including cult skins. A similar change will be niHde In relation to harness, saddles and saddlery. The effect of the amendment Is to make the reduced duties on boots and shoes and harness and saddlery apply to such articles hs are composed of leather from the hides and skins of cattle and calf skins, Instead of confining the reductions to articles made from hides, which have hitherto been duti able. The ranne of the reduction is greatly Increased. The suggestion for an agreement to vote was made In the senate by Mr. Bailey representing tho minority ahd at once concurred in by the chairman of the finance cpmmiuee. The Texas senator Inti mated that there might be considerable debate on the concurrent resolution, but It Is not believed that the discussion can be continued many hours. Cotton Banging Asraln. Senator Culberson gave notice that he would seek to amend the concurrent reso lution by placing cotton bagging on the free list, that article having been placed there by the. senate and received by the committee. Resolutions by Senator New-lands In de bate on the conference debate called forth a statement from Mr. Aldrich to the effect that he believed the conferees provision giving the president authority to gather Information relating to the enforcement of the maximum and minimum clause was broader and would be found to be mora effective than contemplative than the clause originally adopted by the senate. It would he thought authorize the collection of statistics of cost of production at hom and abroad. Announcing that he could not vote for the conferees' report Senator Clapp spoke at length In denunciation or the pending measure and Senator McCumber spoke briefly In Us support. Working on Insurgents. Many of the senate leaders are seeklns, to make the- republican vote against th adoption of the conference reports as small as possible. President Taft, It Is said, has Joined in this campaign. , Today he Invited Senators Borah. Brown and Beverldge and Dolllver to have luncheon with him at the White House. It was rumored about the capltol that all of the senators would be asked to vote for the conference reporl Messrs. Borah and Brown nave already decided that they will vote for the report, and it Is generally believed Mr, Dolllver will do likewise. LABOR WAR BECOMES SERIOUS Trouble Threatens to Engulf Stock holm lu Miniature HtT olntlon STOCKHOLM, Aug. I. A. labor "war throughout Sweden that Is scheduled to begin tomorrow threatens to develop In Stockholm Into something approaching a miniature revolution. The trouble will be enormously aggravated by the present general strike and lockout. The members of the Youngs Socialist party are striving to give the movement a revolutionary character and the govern ment at the same time lias taken steps to nip the expected disorders In the bud. The authorities have decided at the first signs of the Insurrection to declare Stock holm In a slate of siege. Soldiers are being quartered In different sections of the city and suburbs and tha entire standing army of Sweden la ready for eventualities. King Gustave has summoned the mem bers of Purllarnent to Stockholm and a special session of the Klgsdsk is ex pected. STRIKERS ASK RIGHT TO DRILL Demand that Ma) or Allow Them to Prepare to Resist Attacks of I'ollce. PITTSBI'RG. Pa.. Aug. S A strlks of street labureis which has been of small propoitlons for some days has become widespread and gangs of the men are parading the streets. Steps, It ia said, have been taken to form an organisation among the 15.iyj It.illan workmen of Al legheny county. A letter received by Mayor William Ma gee today 1. ihjikI.i that the strikers bs allowed to drill iirttparatory te resisting police attacks.