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1 AGAIN RECALLED
Memorable Occasion When Cornwallii
Handed Saber to Washington
Celebrated at Yorktown.
Proposed General Advance in Tariff
American Federation of Labor Offi
Will Disturb Business World, De
clare Men in Convention.
cials Adopt Resolutions Fiercely
Carnival Spirit Prevails in City at
Golden Gate Foreign Guests
Help Make Merry.
ADOPT IMPORTANT RESOLUTIONS
AMERICAN PATRIOTS ASSEMBLE
CALL SPANIARD GREAT MARTYR
Inaccessibility of Historic Town by
Railroad Keeps Many Away.
SCHOOL CHILDREN IN PARADE
Day's Ceremonies Include Marking of
Spots Important t
flif Companies of t'l
from Fortress Mmrat , - -mmt
of Marines air, ; '
Aspect to Observ
YOHKTOWN, Va., Oct. 1 ;, old
Yorktown, for the second tli ; t the
period of Its national fame, today com
memorated with flttlnK ceremonies that
glr.rlnus event In American history with
which Its name Is Identified. Here was
laid, 128 years ago today, tho cornerstone
of liberty, upon which a great nation has
"Cornwallls Is taken." Those simple
words sent broadcast from here 12S year
ago meant that the burden of the British
rule had been cast off by the long suffering-
American colonist and that a new
republic, destined . to become a world
power, had boen born.
' Yorktown today Is a village of less thsn
100 people. It Is aa though the stage set
for that final drama of the revolu-
'Binary war had been preserved as the
actors left It a relic of antiquity as well
as a monument to American patriotism.
The descendants of the signers of the
declaration of Independence and an offspring-
of that organisation, the Yorktown
Historical Society of the United States,
recently decided to hold an annual celebra
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal Oct. .-ReJolc-Ing
over Its rehabilitation after almost
complete destruction by earthquake and
fire, San Francisco Is making merry today
with guests summoned from all the world
to participate la the festivities of a car
nival -week. Ostensibly to commemorate
the discovery of San Francisco bay by
Don Gaspar le Portola, the celebration in
reality Is more In honor of those who have
rebuilt a greater city on the ruins of the
old. The warships of five nations joined
with those of the United States In wet
T coming Portola on his rearrlval today and
l.e was greeted on shore by m .ny thous .n s
of citizens of all lands. For five days the
carnival spirit will prevail and , by day
and night the town will be given up to
When Don Gaspar De Portola, Imper
sonated by Nicholas Coverrublas, a de
scendant of the Spanish settlers of the
state, with his guard of honor, entered the
Golden Gate soon after 10 o'clock, he was
greeted, by booming of guns from the forts
and assembled ships of war.
The naval contingent consisted of the
United States cruisers St. Louis and Al
bany, the gunboat Yorkton, the naval
mllltla training ship A:crt,' the revenue
cutter McCulloch and the torpedo destroy
ers Whipple, Truxton, Hull, Perry, Gold-
borough. Preble and Lawrence.
Immediately south of th fairway oc
cupled by the American fleet lay the
British fleet, composed of the armored
cruiser Bedford and the sloops of war
Algerlne and Shearwater. Next came the
Japanese cruiser Idzuma, the Italian cruiser
Calabria, the Netherlands cruiser Noord
Brabant and the German cruiser Arcona.
Shooting of Revolutionist Gives Cause
of Liberty Great Impetus.
G0MPERS' SENTENCE RECALLED
Action of Supreme Court in Citing
Labor Leaders is Significant.
Auto Trade Dooms
tion hera and probably s.ooo people re- j Iowa Manufacturer Says Bueey Build
ers Must Retire or Confine Efforts
to Popular Demands.
sponded to their first appeal. When the
fact that Yorktown Is still without rail
road communication Is taken Into consid
eration, the attendance was remarkable.
. Picturesque Sltoatlon.
Situated high on a hill overlooking the
beautiful York river, n broad winding
ribbon of still blue water, this peaceful
village la on of the most picturesque spots
In America, as well as the most historic, j
Usually the bosom nf the river Is as barren
of boats as tha hillside Is of houses, but
today ' there rods at anchor there the
United Stotes torpedo boats Strlngham,
Dupont. Shubrlck and Riddle, and the
torpedo boat Summers, attached to the
Maryland naval reserves. The lone doclt
at the foot of the hill swarmed with sol
diers,' five companies of artillery having
been ecnt . VP 'rom, Fortress Monroe, to.
help' honor- the occasion. The narrow
streets, deep In sand and grown up with
wine glass, presented an incongruous
sight Automobiles thteaded their ray
carefully through the crowds, almost forc
ing pedestrians' to the walls of crumbling
houses when, two of them attempted to
' pass In the- same street.
Hardly bad tha day begun before tha ex
ercises opened with the marking of fifteen
historic spots by a special committee from
tha Yorktown Historical society.
The principal event of the morning was a
parade of tha school children of York and
surrounding counties. It ended at the
grandstand at tha Nelson house, where
the exercises of tha day were concluded.
Representative J. Hampton Moor of
Pennsylvania, president of tha Atlantlo
Deep Waterway association, delivered the
principal address. '
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19. Automobiles
have displaced carriages to such an extent
that carriage builders either will be obliged
to retire from business or devote their at
tention to the construction of automobile
In effect this was the statement made
today by Maurice Connolly of-Dubuque, la.,
president of the Carriage Builders' Na
tional Association of tha United States,
which convened In Its thirty-seventh an
nual meeting In this city.
The situation of the carriage builders as
presented by President Connolly In his an
nual addrees. Is so senous that already
many carriage manufacturers have relin
quished Their Twisltiess or" haw directed
their energies along somewhat different
lines. The ' construction of automobile
bodies, he suggested, will occupy ' prob
ably much of the time of carriage manu
facturers in the' future, as the demand
for horse vehicles has fallen off to so
great an extent as to eliminate them
largely from' the market.
BERLIN LITERATI IS AROUSED
Goethe Leasrne Declares Kxeeatlon
Was "Marder Maaqoeradln In
Cloak of Jaatlce" Anarch
lets Are Aroased.
WASHINGTON, v Oct. M.-Resolutlons
fiercely denouncing the murder of Fran
cisco Ferrer, the Spanish revolutionist,
who recently was condemned bv court
martial and shot to death at Barcelona,
were adopted at today's session of the
executive council of the American Federa
tion of Labor. After referring to the dead
revolutionist as a "martyr," It was de
clared that his martyrdom had given the
cause of liberty a great Impetus, not only
In Spain and In European countries, hut In
every land where human aspiration for
freedom seeks attainment.
"We, in our own personal behalf, as well
as In the name of America's workers and
the whole people," the resolutions declare,
"express our Intense Indignation, horror
and our strongest protest against the
murder of Francisco Ferrer by direction
of the Spanish government."
Taken In connection with the action ot
the supreme court of the District of Co
lumbia in sentencing President Oompers.
Secretary Morrison and John Mitchell of
the American Federation of Labor to serve
terms In Jail for contempt of court, the
concluding paragraph of the resolution is
looked upon here as significant,
Defend Trial by Jsry,
It declares that "we take this occasion
of the military murder of a man - whose
real offense was speaking, writing and
teaching humanity to become more wis,
more free and more liberty-loving, to re
mind the people of our. country that the
liberty of the. cltisen Is only secure when
trial by jury and In open court for any
alleged offense Involving punishment la
The resolutions go on to declare that
"the cause of free speech, free press and
free education has found In Ferrer another
martyr, and more regrettable In an age
when civilisation boasts of having replaced
the tortures and brutality of medievalism
by. toleration and freedom and enllghten
mr lit." - .
The belief then Is expressed that Prof.
Ferrer will take rank with all those who
have done the greatest service for hu
inanity. . . - . -.
"A noble company of martyrs and a
cause In which a man might well give his
life," the resolutions continue, "did tyranny
require it. Like Jefferson, Washington and
Announcement Made that Any Ad
vance in Charges Will Be Opposed.
RAILWAY PAMPHLET DENOUNCED
Recent Literature Issued by Roads De
clared Plan to Break News Easy.
THE TRAVELING SLEEPER.
From Hie Washington Star.
DEMOCRATS IGNORE A LAW
Fail to File Campaign Contributions
as Legally Required.
BRYAN'S STATUTE IS OVERLOOKED
VIEWS ON BAPTISM
Koterlas; Wrd Into Belief that One
Form Only Is Acceptable,
r PITTSBURG, Oct. 1. The ninth and
concluding day's session of the Interna
tlonal Centennial and convention of the
Disciples of Christ (Christian church) Is be
ing held today. Evangelistic work was
discussed and tonight the convention ends
with street meetings by volunteer evange
lists and singers.
The proceedings developed, a number of
noteworthy achievements. For the first
time, it Is claimed, the lawmen were given
definite knowledge of the magnitude of
the denomination. Forty times more dele
gates attended this convention than the
one held In this city eighteen years ago.
' In a century tha Christian church has
obtained 1,300,000 communicants, 11,714
churches, 1,752 Bible schools and 6.61 min
isters. Nearly 1,000,000 students are en
rolled In tha Bible schools and the total
church valuation is 129.742,244.
Tha steamer "Oregon," built by tha
church In the local ship yards, was dedi
cated and then dismantled for shipment to
tha Congo river where It enters the mis
sionary field. One hundred thousand dol
lars was contributed In open meetings for
carrying on work at homa and abroad.
gores of addresses were delivered by
senators, congressmen and prominent busi
ness men of the country, while the crown
ing Climax was reached last Sunday when
15.000 persons gathered In the base ball
nark here and partook of the Lord's sup
per, which, it is said, was the most marvel-
our communion service ever attempted
The first wedge of a broad Interpretation
of tha baptismal ceremony was driven in
one of the meetings and It is possible that
In a short time candldatea for entrance
lnto the Christian church will be allowed
to choose the form of baptism which their
own consciences dictate.
SarrlTlnar Victim of Trasedy Brands
Man as Slayer of Little
UTICA, N. Y., Oct. 19. A number of
dramatic incidents marked the first-day
of the trial of Theodore Rlzzo for the atro
cious child murders, and the climax was
reached late this afternoon, when little
Fanny Infuslno, the surviving victim of
the tragedy, went upon the witness stand
and, after telling the horrible details of
the crime, rose from her choir and pointed
to Klzzo'as the murderer, Rlzzo cowered
under the charge with blanqhed face and
The father and mother of the Procoplo
child, one of the children murdered.
Or. Hall, Treasurer, of Democratic
State Committee, Cornea In Day
Late with an Excuse,
hot ?le List.
Lincoln of our own country, he labored
UHILU fUlNiS UUI MUKUtncK and taught and suffered that the people
might have wisdom and be worthy of free
dom," declaring that though Ferrer suf
fered the ultimate penalty of a shameful
death at the hands of those who rule in
the doctrine of the "divine right of kings,"
the belief Is expressed that the sacrifice
was not In vain.
M order Masquerade aa Justice
. BERLIN. Oct. 19. The Berlin branch ot
the Goethe league, which is composed ot
leading literary and university men, this
evening adopted resolutions declaring that
Prof. Francisco Ferrer's execution was a
murder committed under the form of law
and an Insult to European civilization.
Women, chiefly socialists, held a huge
Indignation meeting tonight. The police
had to close, the doors to prevent the over-
showed marked enmity toward the prls- l l"
oner In giving their testimony, and both Pt eclare that tlse execution of
of them threatened and cursed him In ital- Ferrer was "murder masquerading in the
Last Chance Tp
Saturday, Oct. 23
Last Year's Registration Does
Not Hold Good Tbls Year
ALLEN'S LIFE IN DANGER
Vice President ot Wrecked Bank of
Mlaeral Potat, Wit., Care,
MINERAL POINT. Wis.. Oot 1.-Phll
Allen, Jr., vice president of the First Na
tional bank, which It is alleged waa
wrecked by him, was taken by a circuitous
route to Madison by a deputy marshal for
arraignment in the federal court.
Since the suicide of Hanacome, tha
cashier of the bank, sympathy for Allen
has subsided and the Indignation of the
people has become so strong he was
guarded all last night.
NAVAL OFFICERS TO RETIRE
Hear Admiral Gottfried Blockllaccr,
Native of Iowa, te Go oa
Old Age List.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19. Announcement
was made at the Navy department today
that Rear Admiral Gottfried Blockllnger
ny ill be transferred to the retired list on
account of age on October 3 and that Rear
Admiral Thomas C. McLean will be re-
tit -d on October 23 tor the same reason.
Admiral Blocklinger was etern in .Iowa
and enterd the navy in July 1863. He
reached the rank of rear admiral In Octo
ttr, 1 us, and has had over twenty-oue
years service at sea. Since May, IMS, he
has ben stationed (n this city as a member
of the naval examining and retiring boards.
cloak of Justice."
Anarchists to the number of 1,000 also
met to "protest against the murder of our
comrade, Ferrer." The police maintained
a close watch at the meeting, but did not
Iroa Mine Shipping- Ore.
GUERNSEY. Wyo., Oct. 19. (Special.)
The first carload ot iron ore from the new
Chicago mine at Ironton, near here, to be
shipped since the mine resumed operations
went forward yesterday. It Is proposed to
ship from thirty to forty carloads of this
ore to the Pueblo smelters ot the Colorado
Fuel and Iron company dally, and Inside
of a year this output will be Increased to
fifty or sixty carloads dally.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Oct. 19. (Special.) How the
democratic party leaders pass a law and
then nullify It without even going Intj the
court ia shown by. tha fact that the tre.ts
urer of the denvi .-tlo state comm'.uco
failed to file his ro puck of .the mou-y con
tributed to the campaign fund fifteen days
before the election, as provided l;i the
law which Mr. Bryan ind bin henchmen
enacted last winter with sv.th a great
flourish of virtue.
The republican state committee treasurer,
H. C. Lindsay, filed his report In Pawnee
county last Saturday and Monday he filed
his daily report of contributions as pro
vlded in the. law. ,
Dr. P. L. Hall, treasurer of . the demo
cratic slate committee, filed a statement
with the county clerk today to the c-ffec
that no contribution over $25 had been re
ceived and no money had been paid out by
him.' Even this report was not filed within
the limit fixed by the democratic law. Dr.
Hall said In explanation that until a week
ago he did not know that he was treas
urer of the committee.
The law also provides that any person
who handles money for the committee, col
lects and paya It out, whether treasurer or
not must also file a report. That the
democratic committee is spending money
there Is no doubt because the state Is be
ing flooded with Its literature. So far as
the officials of the committee here know
no report has been filed other than that
filed by Dr. Hall a day late, this morning.
Bryan Passed the Bill..
hen the bill providing for the publica
tion of contributions to the campaign fund
was pending In the legislature the repub
licans In that body showed that It had
been a custom of the republicans to file
such a statement after election and that
the democrats had never done that. The
democrats, however, and Mr. Bryan, In
particular, said the bill must be pasted and
It was passed. The democrats were the
first to violate It, though seeking to curry
noDular favor by its enactment.
. The report filed In Pawnee county by
Mr. Lindsay covers a period from July 27.
The contributions over $26 are as follows:
Bucket Shop Blamed by Bakers' Presi
dent for Unsteady Prices.
Dan Butler Describes Foot
Ball Game in the City Hall
An athlet retired on hla laurels. City breach and made Zlmman go down for a
; I n to P risoh Cell
Swedish Professor Recovers Faculties
and is Held for Complicity in
LONDON, Oct. 19. rror. Martin Eken
burg, the Swedish scientist who became
temporarily ' insane when suspicion of
complicity in the recent bomb outrages In
Sweden fell upon his, was removed from
the asylum today to the Bow street police
court ' where he waa arraigned on the
charge of attempted murder in Sweden.
Ekenburg appeared to have recovered
complete possession of his mental faculties.
According to the detective who made the
arrest, the prisoner on being taken into
custody said: "The evidence against me Is
circumstantial only and is based upon
facts that I happened to be in Sweden at
the time the crimes were committed
The court ordered that Ekenburg be held
for further examination and he was re
moved to Brixton jail.
Ekenburg is a resident of this city, but
was in Sweden on October 9, when Ion
Hammer, director of the Swedish Export
association at Stockholm was Injured by
a bomb received In his mail and when a
similar attempt was made upon the life of
John SJoeholm, a manufacturer of Gothen
burg, who was reputed to be unfriendly to
the Society of the Young Socialists.
Upon his return to this country Eken
burg became the object of suspicion, and
knowledge of the fact so distressed him
that he broke down mentally last Friday
under the strain and was removed 'to an
Clerk Butler is not to be sneesed at as a
Judge of good play. He wbn a winter suit
and several loads of coal betting on Pitts
burg and he picked Minnesota to beat Ne
braska, "on The Bee dope," he confesses.
'That was a great game Monday after
noon, saia Hutier. ' r rea ecnroeaer ana
Louie Berk cume mighty near starting a
row at the jump off, but worse scrimmag
ing happened later. When McQovern
made that forward pass to Howell, R. B.
had the chance of hla life to make a great
run for a touchdown; but he fumbled. I
guess be mistook the signal. And, any
way, UcGovern didn't look as if he meant
to pass the ball in just that way, but It
makes a man sure to see good chances
overlooked. Those McGovems have to be
watched every minute, or they will sure
put something over.
"No one ever saw more beautiful inter
ference, than Wattles put up when Zlm
man made that heavy charge against tha
left end. of the street car line. Wharton's
plunges were promising until he stopped
to tie his shoe with those long petitions
and be backed up Dodge In very good
fashion. That man Dodge, by tha way,
can see a hole, to go through as quick as
any man on the field. Did you notice
how he opened things up for BruceT Great,
just great! When Holmes made that bob
ble I thought Lewis would certainly eat us
up, until Johnson threw himself into the
rest. Johnson's tackling at times Is to be
commented, but he seems to take the game
'Captain Funkhouser ran his men In very
good shape, considering that he is against
rough work at all times. $tlll a little
more ginger wouldn't hurt, for I believe
the captain ought to get In the game with
both feet. Redman, for an old-time player,
is not to be scorned and he didn't spare
himself when he went after Zlmman in
that desperate mlxup where Klerstead
seemed to be in for a smashing. And all
the time Wattles was watching the de
velopment of the play with an eagle eye,
having particular reference to the back
field. Ford, Llnchan and Lear, They
weren't really called on for much work,
Zlmman carrying the ball about all the
time. Just when he waa on the point ot
going - through for a touchdown several
times, you may have noticed that some
thing happened. Holmes, Lewis, Johnson,
Wattles, Captain Funkhouser, they were
camping right on the Job, but Z!m kept on
going, and I guess ha would have been
"What are you talking about, Dan?" in
quired Tom Da IK-y mildly.
"Why. about the game that was pulled
off yesterday." y
"Was it hurling?"
"Hurling! No, it was hot. air and ..angel
C. P. Anderberry, Mlnden
Allen ii. Fisher, Cliadron
J. C. Robinson, Hartington ...
C. B. Anderson, Crete
Henry Schneider, Plattsmouth
George C. Junkin. Smlthfleld .
W. P. Warner, Omaha
L. O. Brian, stste treasurer
F. K Haller, Omaha
8. R. Barton, state auditor ...
C. C. Boslow. Lincoln
George I.. Sheldon,
S. H. Sedgwick
E. J. Burkett
E. C. Rovtse
H. J. Wlnnett
H. T. Clarke. Jr
O. Olsen Valentine
John B. Barnea -
M. B. Reese
. . 25.60
, 30 1
, 200 01
GAMBLER SENDS UP BREAD
OUTLAW THAT AND REST IS EASY
Oeorarc F. Wola of Fremont, Address-
Ins; Master Bakers' Convention,
Deals Some Blows from
, WEDDING AT ALTAR
these names were on the original list
filed Saturday. Since then tne aauy report
shows the following contributors: C. B.
Letton, W. B. Rose and J. L. Root, W
Contractor Seriously III.
BOONE. Ia., Oct. 19. (Special Telegram.)
H. J. Bearman of Webster City, man
ager for Contractor Zltteral, is lying at
the point of death In Eleanor More hos
pital. He has contracts for 1100,000 of
work in Boone.
fledalla Catholic Girl A boat to Become
Wife of Protestant by Cenajreara
tlonal Minister Chaages Mind.
SEDALIA, Mo., Oct. 19.-Just as tha Rev.
Harold Cooper of the First Congregational
church was about to utter the words last
night that would have made Miss Lorene
Mahoney the wife of H. O. Barry, the
young woman's mother rushed into the
room snd forbade the ceremony.
The b:lde-to-be became hysterical at the
Interruption and Insisted that the cere
mony proceed, but finally the mother's
pleadings won her over and she left her
Intended husband and went to her home.
Miss Mahoney Is a Catholic and Barry
Is a Protestant. No Catholic may be mar
tied by other than a 'priest without for
feiting membership In the church. It was
on this account that the mother of the
young woman Interfered, Insisting that sho
be married, if at all, by a Cathollo priest.
"If the government or the- state wants
to fix the weight of a loaf ot bread let
the government first stop bucket shop
gambling in wheat."
This Is the position taken by George F,
Woli of Fremont president of the' newly
Organised Nebraska Master Bakers' asso
ciation, whose annual address ..was the
prlnolpal feature of the first session of
the convention ot the association at the
Rome hotel Tuesday afternoon.
"If gambling in wheat were prevented
the price ot wheat would be aa steady as
that of any other commodity. Then there
would be a fair method of determining
how much weight ought to go Into a loaf.
As it is now It Is unfair to fix a standard
loaf as long as the price of wheat fluctu
ates so much."
Mr. Wols In his address told of the suc
cess of the association in heading off
legislation last winter fixing the weight of
bread and then gave his reasons for It.
He also declared the association was
heartily in sympathy with the present
laws relating to the sanitation 6f bake
shops and would co-operate with the food
commissioner in enforcing these laws. He
also urged that a standard quality be
fixed for wheat and that the state chem
ist be required to analyse samples of flour
for millers In order that they might be
able to determine whether or not the flour
they were buying Is up to the standard.
This he said would force all mills to put
out a uniform quality of product.
Three Haadred Delegates.
Three hundred bread bakers from Ne
braska and surroundllng states. Including
several of the officers of the national as
sociation, will be in attendance at the con
vention. Most of the leaders are already In
the city, though the meeting yesterday aft
ernoon was only preliminary. The delegate t
were taken In automobiles to the Maney
mills on an Inspection trip and last night
they were entertained at a theater party at
On the program for the afternoon ses
sion waa the address of welcome by Mayor
Dahlman and greetings from a represen
tative of the Commercial club and the
response by President Woli. The president's
address and the reports of the secretary
and treasurer were also made.
Bleached flour, say the leaders, prob
ably will not be discussed much unless the
representatives of the millers bring It up.
A hot debate is expected on President
Wols's' recommendation in regard to a
state chemist for the analyzing of flour.
It Is anticipated that some of the mil
lers' representatives will oppose the suggestion.
Wednesday's session will be an Important
one. Papers will be read In the morning
by J. J. Bartlett on "Nebraska Flour
William Meek of Los Angeles, president of
the national association; Henry A. Kohl
man of the University of Kansas on "Tech
nical Education of tha Modern Baket;"
(Continued on Second Pago.)
Last Chance To
Saturday, Ocl. 23
Last Year's Registration Dt-es
Not Co!J Good This Year
New Route to Heaven is
by Chemical Parcels Post
LONDON. Oct. 19.-The socialist members will be sent to heaven by the chemical par
of the House of Commons Irled to adjourn ( eels post."
the session of the lower house this after- I
MILKMAN. FINED IN COURT
noon in order to discuss the execution at
Barcelona last week of Francisco Ferrer,
but only fourteen labor and four radical
members could be found to support the
Albert Victor Grayson, the socialist mem
ber and William J. Borne, labor member,
then created a disturbance by anathema
tizing their colleagues ss "shameful cow
ards." Torne shouted out it waa his hops that
"Those wbo signed Ferrer's death warrant
Hays He Sold Milk as He Boaaht It,
Which, However, Doesn't Let .
L. Larson, a milkman, was fined 15 and
costs in police court for the sale of milk
not up ts the standard of tha city ordi
nance. He was arrested on comralnt of
the milk impector's department.
"I sold the milk just the way I bought
It," insisted the defendant
REAL PURPOSE TO HIDE FACTS
Misleading Farts Laid to Men Behind
Movement to Raise Charges-
Shlppere Reveal True , ,
Etatas of Case. ' ' "
CINCINNATI, Oct. 19.-Thst any pro
posed general advance In freight rates will
disturb existing business conditions and
that such an advance Is not justified and
will be vigorously' contested by tho leading
shipping organizations of the country,
was the tenor of resolutions adopted tidny
at a meeting of representatives of ship
pers and other commercial organizations
from many parts of the country. ,
The day waa devoted to a dlBcusslon of
the freight situation and It was deter
mined at once to Inaugurate a strong
movement In opposition to the Contem
plated advance 'n rates, a committee being-
created whose duty it shall be to propagate
campaign of education of ths public on
freight rates and to have all of the powera
of the general conference In dealing with
Text of Resolutions.
The resolutions Adopted were as follows:
"Whereas, Mr. C. C. McCain, chairman
of the Trunk Line association, composed of
the Baltimore A Ohio; Buffalo, Rochester
St. Pittsburg; Central Railroad of New
Jersey; Delaware & Hudson; Delaware,
Lackawanna & Western; Erie; Grand
Trunk; Lehigh Valley; New York Central
& HudBon River; New York, Ontario St
Western; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia
Reading; Western ot Maryland, and West
Shore railroads, has compiled a pamphlet
entitled, 'The Purchasing Power of Rail
way Earnings,' and
'Whereas, Said railroads have assumed
the responsibility tor said pamphlet by cir
culating same generally among tha publto,
Whereas, The avowed purpose of Cir
culating said pamphlet is to educate the
public, and, ,
"Whereas, Tha true purpose of sold
pamphlet U to prepare the publto for a
contemplated advance In freight rates, and
'.'.Whereas, .Said pamphlet is biased, par
tial and misleading and gives only a sec
tion of the truth bearing on the situation
by omitting, among other things, tha tol
lowlng facts and figures:
"The net Income per mile of road of
railroads in the United States for ia07 ex
ceeded that for 1897 by $1,534 an Increase
of 36 per cent.
' "The net income per mile of road in
group I (New England) for 1907 exceeded
by $?40 that for 1S97 an Inoreaee of 41 per
"The net Income per mile of road in
group II (trunk line territory) for 1907 ex
ceeded that for lb97 by 2,52i-an Increase
of 170 per cent.
The net income per mile ot road of the
roads In group III (C. F. A. terrUory) for
lWTexceeded that for 1897 by 11.606-eu In- .
crease of til per cent.
Sarplna from Operation. ,
"Tho surplus from, operatons of roads In
group III for 1907 was 25 per mile greater
than the net income of the roads In said
group for 1897.
The net Income of all the railroads In
the United btates for 1907 was $419,461,188;
for 1897, Sel,2C7.06; excess. 1907 over 1S97,
$368,203,682, art increase of 453 per cent.
"The surplus from operations of all the
railroads In the United States tor 1907 ex
ceeded the net income for 1837 by $60,
065,785.' "The amount of stock paying dividends
increased from $1,U03.548,978 In 1837 to $4 948,
756.203 In 1D07 xn increase of $l,34o.20G,22o.
"The rate of dividend on stock increased
from 5.43 per cent in 1837 to 6.23 per cent
in 1907 sn Increase of 11.7 per cent.
"The revenue per mile, all trains of the
railroads In the United States for 1307, was
"The average cost of running a train
one mile, all trains for the same year,
was 92.9 cents. v ,
"Profit, 45$ cents per mile,
."The revenue per train mil, all trains,
of the rallrosds in the United States for
1907 was $2,177.
"The average cost ot running a train one
mile, all trains, for tha same year was
"Profit. 70.7 cents per mile. ,
"For 1907 the profit per train mile, all
trains, exceeded the profit for 1807 by 28.1
cents per mile, an lncre;ie of 56 per cent.
Pnaiphlrt Declared I'ablaard.
"Nowf therefore, be it resolved by ship
pers from ell sections of thu United States
In conference assembled:
"First, That as said pamphlet does not
s?t forth all the technical facts and Is
biased snd misleading, said document Is
not a proper one for educating the public
and docs not fairly set forth the full In
formation to which the public is entitled.
"Second. That the facts do not Justify
any general advance In frelcht rates, but
on the. contrary call for a reduction
"Third, That an executive committee of
this conf. rence be, and the same Is hereby,
created with ell the powers of this con
ference and with full power to act during '
any recces thereof.
"Fourth, That said executlvo committee
be, and it is hereby. Instructed to prepare
a full and complete answer to said pamph
let or other similar pamphlets, and to
Inoculate thii same for tho education of
ths public as to the true (freight rate- sit
uation, and for tho further purpose of
correcting any erroneous 'impression that
may have resulted from said pamphlet or
other pamphlets of a similar nature.
' "Fifth, Thai Aa any proposed general
advance freight rates will disturb existing
business conditions, same is heieby op
posed and will be resisted by all legiti
"Sixth, That when this conference ad
journs it does so subject to the call of
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