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The Omaha Daily
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VOL. XXXIX NO. 216.
OMAIIA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 25, .1910 TWELVE PAGES,
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Address of Mississippian. Said to Be
Most Unique in History of
MOTHES TOLD HIM TO BE GOOD
His Reward Cane When He Sat in
Seat of Big: Man Wednesday.
SORRY FOR THE MILLION A r"
He Thinks John D. Rockefeller
Much Persecuted Man.
TALKS OP HIS WAR RECC
Foagfct, Blti and Skedaddt
Freqnently -Trtbate Paid
Generals Grant and
WASHINGTON. Feb. 24,-Whst Senator
Vnprw characterized as a farewell unique
I In th senate' history was delivered today
; by James Gordon, senator from. Mississippi,
I who said goodbye to the senators with
whom he had served for the last sixty days.
1 Practically the entire senate listened with
I rapt attention to the address of the vener
I able Mlsslsslpplan.
Beginning with the statement that the
I deadlock In Mississippi had been broken
j and that Mr. Percy had ben chosen to fake
bla place. Colonel Qordon said that he had
felt a desire to express his feelings towards
the senate before returning to his home In
j He then told how, when t years old. he
; had bean presented with a toy board which'
was checked over with different objects,
soma of them good and some of them bad.
On of these objects Was the capltol of the
United States and his mother had told him,
ha said, that If he would be good and would
llvs a correct life he might some day hops
to sit In the seat of the big man who was
"She never had told me a lie and I knew
that what she. said was true. 1 knew that
I would some day occupy the seat of that
, big man and God helping ma I got there
,f yetiterday (referring to the fact that for a
time yesterday he had occupied the seat of
the presiding offloer). I waa born a multi
millionaire," aald Colonel Gordon, "but I
never waa happy until I got rid of my
surplus money. I spent much of It ca my
laves and the rest of my funds I spent
like a gentleman and got rid of the entire
s. Sorry for Millionaires.
"I hare listened with Interest to the
cpeeohe here and the more I hear of them
the sorrier I am for the millionaires . Why,
If there Is a fallow In the United States
that I am sorry for It Is Rockefeller. He
can't srot on the street with one of his
grandchildren unless he Is afraid that some
on .mlgntt kill hinv . ...' ...
' Why, ' t' know that he lovea ona of
those children much better than he lovea
his money. I think Mr. Rockefeller la a
, good man. I see his employes speak well
of him, and I am told that ha never had
a strike. I am told also that he has given
muoh money to churches and education.
Now, I don't suppose that everybody will
like that, but those who don't like it can
put It In their pipes and smoke It.
"I'd like for Mr, Rockefeller to come
down to Mississippi and run his pipe lines
through my land. He could have right-of-way
for all the lines he wanted, for I
know that In my time coal oil has been
reduced from 40 cents to 10 cents per Ka
on." Foils t, Bled and Skedaddled.
Reforrlng to the fact that he had been'
a confederate soldier, Mr. Gordo nsatd:
"I fought and bled, but I did not die.
However, I skedaddled frequently,"
He then told of some of his exploits In
the war and how he had captured General
Coburn of Indiana and General - Shatter.
Shatter, he said, had fired at him five
different times during the confederate
charge without hitting htm. He aald that
whenever the union and confederate sol
diers met they were always good friends.
Asserting thai ha loved the negro, he de
clared that he wanted Mason and Dixon's
Una .obliterated from the map of the
United States because he did not want any
few more blab-mouthed people down
Our way talk differently," he said, "but
they are so Insignificant that they are
not worth cussing, they are not worth
wasting Invectives upon."
I Tribal to Soldiers.
Paying a tribute to soldiers of both the
horth and the south, Colonel Gordon said:
"Tou say as well attempt to storm the
I heights of heaven and pluck the diadem
from Jehova'a crown as to take away from
either of them any of the glory of the rec
ords o ft he two men who stood under the
tree at Appomattox and brought the war
to a close."
"This Is the finest body of men that I
ever associated with." he continued, speak
ing of the senate Itself, and he beamed
upoi his colleagues.
Again, returning to the negro question,
"We don't want to hurt the nigger;' why
I love Mm and to convince you that I do
I will quote from my own poetry concern
He than read two of his poems In which
trmg personal sentiment for the cplored
people of Mie south was expressed Id
Referring to Senator Heyburn's recent
protest against General Lee s stAtue being
allowed to remain In Statuary hill. Colonel
Gordon Invited Senator Heyburn to visit
him on his plantation, and said that he was
sure that after the Idaho senator had seen
the south through his spectacles he would
take off his hat to L, as he. Gordon,
was 'willing to doff his to Grant.
MAJOR JOHN CROFT IS ILL
Aged Mm Who liur to Omaha In
r.atty ! llrf- to Uo to
Major John Croft, OSyears old, and one
of the pioneers of Omaha, is quite sick
st his horns and his friends tear for him.
He attended the pioneer celebration, but
elnce that time has been ailing and Is
nt ahls to recognise his friends. Al
though Mr. Croft has not been well for
Some time he ' steadfastly :fused to
SO to a huspttat. Ills neighbors, T. F.
Stroud and W. I. Klerstead, look after his
welfare, Mr. Stroud having Instructed ona
Of his men to keep the fires In the house
golnijA nt uvea in a cottaga he has oc
cupier for souie years In the rear at
Twentieth and Ames avenue.
Bill in House
Representative Townsend Says
Will Operate to Give Securi
ties Firm Value.
WASHINGTON, Feb. St. "The specu
lators, the men who want to make real
money out of water are the only people
objecting to the provisions of the admlnla
atlon bill making railway securities of
"his was the statement today of Repre
tatlve Townsend of Michigan, author
the administration railroad measure
h bears his name In discussing the
ye that there was a "Joker" In the bill
n would enable the big railroads to
C. their storks and bonds and prevent
c ? ' little ones from doing so.
'" , I there Is a 'Joker there,'" he con
'' Jed. "I don't know it, and you will
to convince me of Its presence. The
position narrows Itself down finally
- i this: Tou either want to regulate rail
roads or you do not.
"If you regulate thorn, the first thing to
do Is to make the pnnor they Issue repre
sent some tangible value so that Investors
may know what they are buying. If you
don't regulate, why let them continue as
they have In the past and Issue Just as
many millions worth of stock, based on hot
air and prospects, as they think they oan
"If I had money to Invest today do you
think I would buy railroad paper? I
would not I would be all at sea as to the
value of the paper offered by the various
roads, and being In doubt about It. would
buy something else. Jet
"Every fair minded, square ,n r rail
road nun In the country ougf. anx
ious to see the provisions of trlP8'alll en
acted Into law. If any one ca?. pfer a
bettor suggestion than Is contained tn the
bill for the safeguarding of Investors and
the protection of reputations of railroads,
I would be glad to receive It."
Rock Island Now
Attacks Low Fare
After Being Publicly Commended by
Governor Haskell Road Fi
nally Joins Others.
OUTHRIR. Okl.. Feb. 4.-Attaeklng the
constitutionality of the Oklahoma 2-cent
passenger law and the state law providing
for reduced freight rates, the Chicago,
Rock Island A Paciflo and the St. Louis A
Pan Francisco railroads filed suits In the
United States circuit court here today.
The suits are similar to those filed by the
other railroads of the state, upon which
Federal Judge Hook at St. Louis recently
granted a temporary injunction restraining,
the. state corporation commission from en
forcing the ate4a raBroad TAte-Jws.
Since Judge Hook's decision was rendered
the . Missouri,'. Kansas tc Texas Ra'lroad
company has restored the S-oent passenger
rate In Oklahoma.
Governor Haskell has publicly advlstd the
people of Oklahoma to patronise the Rock
Island and the 'Frisco roads because they
had not Joined with the other roads In the
first suit against the state law.
at Ferry Crossing
Head of Lamaist Hierarchy Escapes
r" Into India by Very Nar
CALCUTTA, British India. Feb. 24-The
Dalai Lama, the supreme head of the
Lamaist hierarchy, who fled from Lhassa
on the approach of the Chlneee troops, has
made good bis escape Into Slkklm. a state,
of India to the south of Tibet and ad
Joining Darjtllng. the British district In
which the fugitive will seek an asylum.
The escape of the Daloa Lama was a
narrow one for Chinese troops bent upon
his capture, hqtly pursued him to the
borders of Slkklm. The Tibetan pope
traveled day and night and at one of the
numerous ferries the Chinese overtook the
Tibetan party. His followers, however, en
gaged their pursuers, thus permitting time
for the Lama to reach the frontier. But
few of his party were left to him when he
crossed Into Slkklm.
HOLD BALLOTS ON SENATOR
Governor Hadley's Request that
Tickets Be Preserved Will
KANSAS CITY. Feb. 24. The ballots
cast In this city upon which United States
Senator William J. Stone was nominated
will be preserved for submission to the
legislature next January for a recount
Governor Hadley, who arrived here last
night, had a conference today with the
election - commissioners and they assured
him that the ballots not only could be
legally held, but that they would see that
this was done.
Fifteen Are Badly bnrned.
NEW YORK. Feb. N.-In a fire of In
cendiary origin In a Varirk street tene
ment today fifteen persons were burned
or Injured, two so seriously that they
probably will die. The property loss was
Judge Leslie Declines to
Part Two Old Neighbors
Rumor reached Dundee the other day
that County Judge Charles Leslie was
thinking of moving to that suburb.
Now, Dundee knows Judge Leslie in
several ways, all favorably, but chiefly io
connection with two lawsuits which came
olosa home to Dundee. These were the
prosecution of F. L. FitcheU by H. C.
Baird and ths prosecution of Balrd by Mr.
Fltchett. The two man sre next door
neighbors and their recrlrnatlons and Fit
ehett's" spits fence" have attained more
than local fame.
When Judge Islle fined Mr. Balrd for
assault on Fltehett. Mr. Fltchett conceived
an admiration for the county Judge, which
was noj. entirely disseminated when Balrd
prosecuting, the eourt fined Fltchett, him
self. Similarly and this is the only thing
the two men have In common Ur. Balrd
VOTE ON POSTAL
Senate Reaches an Agreement to Put
Bill' on Its Passage Next
ADDRESS BY MR.
Texan Attacks Proposed Act Upon
BURTON OFFERS AMENDMENTS
They Are Designed to Reconcile
Differences Over Investments.
POSTAL BILL IN THE HOUSE
Chairman Weeks Explains Pro
visions of Appropriation Art for
1011 Service Grows
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24-Decldrd prog
ress waa made In the senate today 'towards
the disposition of the postal savings bank
hill. In addition to a striking speech hy
Pennlor Bailey nd an amendment offered
by Renator B'Vton, which Is offered as
a oompromlsr of the various differences
on the quest' .S4he disposal of the funds
arising frP a v'Val deposits. Senator
Carter suid - ac jr many previous fu
tile eff..' Vft'.ng next T'mssday,
March J, i'r or a vote on the bill.
There was no objection to naming & day,
and senators appeared pleased that a time
had been fixed for the final disposition of
the measure, which It must be confessed,
has dragged Its progress through the sen
ate. Mr. Carter made his request immediately
after the close of Senator Halley's speech.
The time was well selected, for the reason
that many senators have been waiting to
har from the Texas senator before agree
ing to the fixing of any time for the ul
timate disposal of the bill.
After Mr. Bailey had concluded many
expressed the opinion that he had thrown
much light upon constitutional questions
Involved In the subject He had a splendid
audience, both on the floor of the senate
and in the galleries and hlr speech waa
received with general favor.
Mr. Owen gave notice that he would
speak tomorrow on his proposed amend
ment, substituting a government guaran
tee of bank deposits for the suggested
Mr. Bailey's Speech.
Mr. Bailey discussed the dlfenernt clauses
of the constitution, under which the sav
ings bank bill had found support. Be
ginning with the commerce clause, he de
clared It to be a grotesque absurdity to
say that such an Institution as a postal
savings bank system could be established
under It. ' ,
Referring to the contention that the, bill
was Justified under the borrowing clau.se
of the eonatttutlon, he asked Its advocates
whether the real purpose of the measure
was that of borrowing money. If It was,
then, that It was constitutional, but con
ceiving the object of this clause to be that
of enabling the government to perform
Its fnuctlons in time of emergency, he con
tended that this measure would not Justify
the contention made under this clause.
If customs houses were as numerous-aa
postoffices. said Senator Bailey, they would
have been as apt to be chosen for this
business. The business proposed was a
purely fiscal operation, he declared, and
made no pretense of any connection with
the operations of the postal service. He
contended that the citizens had a right to
do with money as he pleased, as he had
with any other property.
Rlsrhts of Cltlsens.
"If you can bring money from Its hid
ing place In one way you can In another."
he said. "You have Just as much power to
compel the cltlxen to supply money by
threatening him with punishment as you
have to tempt him by guaranteeing to Wm
a prof it. on it. If you can employ a pre
mium you can employ a penalty. You have
no more right to prescribe what a cltlxen
shall do-with his money than you have to
say what he shall do with his land."
He then attempted to ahow that the pur
pose of the bill waa to encourage economy
and thrift, and he quoted the message of
President Roosevelt Of I90T In support of
this contention, entering upon an argument
to show that this was not part of the duty
of he government but, on the other hand,
that It was an unwarranted obtrusion of
the government Into the affairs of Its citi
zens. Knterlng then Into a discussion of the ab
stract rights of cltlsenshlp, Mr. Bailey de
clared it was a libel to say that people
could not take care of their own money,
and declared that only through struggle
and suffering could a strong people be de
veloped. He contended that people must
learn to take the chances and stand upon
their own responsibility In business affairs.
Mr. Burton's Amendments.
In an effort to reconcile the differences
among senators, Senator Burton today In
troduced an amendment to the section pro
viding for the disposal of savings funds.
Four methods of Investing the funds are
provided. They direct, first, for a reserve
adequate to meet withdrawals, then the
provision permits the purchase of the se
curities of the national government Invest
ment In state or city bonds as authorized
by the Vreeland-Aldrich emergency cur
rency law, and In loans to banks on ap
formed a high opinion of Judge Leslie
when the court fined Fltchett. Thus Judge
Leslie soaked them both and retained each
man's good will.
Fltchett heard the Judge planned to move
to pretty Dundee. Forthwith he appeared
at ths court house.
"I understand Balrd Is willing to sell his
house," said Fltohett, "It Is a good pro
perty. Why don't you buy It?"
Next day In came Mr. Balrd.
"Judgs," said he. "I hear Old Fltchett
wishes to sell and he has a good house,
snd you are coming out our way, I under
stand. I Just wanted to tell you It Is a
good proposition. You could go farther and
But alas! Jndgs Leslie has decided to
tsks another piece of property and Messrs
Fltchett and Balrd bid fair to have each
other for neighbors for some time to coma
From the Cincinnati Enquirer. '
UNION PACIFIC CONTRACT LET
New Headquarters Will Be Built by
BUILDING PRICE TO BE $1,339,000
Philip nicker, Young Man of 80,
-Will Have Charge of the Con .
traction, Which .Is to Be
sln Saen as Possible.
New headquarters for the Union Pacific
railroad In Omaha are to be built by the
Ttompson-STarrett !tructtm company,
of Chicago, builders" 'or the-new Brandels
theater. The contract calls for an expendi
ture of Sl,39,(0w which Is S338SO00 more than
was originally Intended for the new home
of the Harriman lines.
The enormous sum appropriated by the
railroad Is exclusive of the price of the
land, which. In Itself, Is a valuable piece
of property. The sltev Is at the northeast
corner of Fifteenth and Dodge streets, on
the location of the old Labor Temple:
While the Union Pacific will go ahead
with Its headquarters building and Is also
a party to the erection of the new Union
depot at Kansas City, the hope for en
larged station facilities In Omaha seems to
be dwindling somewhat. Three roads, It Is
said, are holding back In ratifying the
Orders to raze the old Labor Temple and
the adjoining low buildings on Dodge
street will be Issued early In March. Exca
vations for the new twelve-story head
quarters building will then begin. Jarvls
Hunt, the architect, Is expected to visit
Omaha shortly in connection with the
Youg Man Will Bnlld It.
One of the noteworthy ' features In the
letting of the contract to the Thompson
Starrett company Is the announcement that
a comparatively young man, Philip Hlckey,
will have charge of the big Job. Ten years
ago he was a humble clerk In a grocery
store and began construction work as a
At 30 years of age Philip Hlckey has In
charge the erection of more great steel and
concrete skyscrapers than any other en
gineer in the United States certainly more
than any other of his age in the country.
He Is now enroute to Seattle to put the
finishing touches on a steel structure for
the American Steel and Wire company.
After he has approved the building and
formally turned It over to the company, he
will come to Omaha to take charge of the
new Union Pacific home.
"The grocery business was too slow for
me," he said, with a smile. "From the time
I left grammar school until I was 30 I
used to work behind the counter, but be
came tired of the Job. 1 Then I went to work
as a time keeper for the Fuller Construc
tion company In Chicago.
"I wanted to go to college and study
engineering, but I couldn't spare the time,
(Continued on Second Page.)
A waiter in a res
taurant, who had
phy, found a posi
tion a few days ago
through a Bee want
The little treasures will ftnd
places for boys and girls, because
business men requiring help are
scanning them religiously, morning
A Bee want ad will do won
ders. It places you in touch
with concerns and people, im
possible to reach any other
If you par rent on a pbone, it
will be all right for you to call
Doug. 238 for anything you wish.
At the Auto Show
Got Fortune on
Twelve a Week
Clerk Who Wrecked Cambridge Bank
Had Unique Scheme for Hiding
BOSTON, Feb. 24. Former Governor John
L. Bates, as receiver, was today in charge
of the affairs of the National City bank of
Cambridge, which was closed, yesterday by
the comptroller of the currency on the dis
covery of a shortage of $144,000. ' ' '
This amount. It is said today, may wot be
the total of the defalcation. Coleman, the
young bookkeeper of the bank who Is said
to be in the west, kept a private account
at the bank and another as treasurer of
tho Boston branch of the Kissel Kar Kom
pany, of which he was the manager. It Is
said he would give his checks for consid
erable amounts, which were cashed at out
side banks. As he handled the mall and
clearing house correspondence, the 'checks
came back to him from the clearing house
and he was able to destroy them. Cole
man, as bookkeeper of the bank, received
a salary of $12 a week. His family, how
ever, Is In good circumstances and It was
generally supposed that he received an al
lowance from his father.
The police admitted this afternoon that
they expected Coleman's return to the city
before S o'clock tonight as the result of
negotiations with his attorney.
C0MMISSSI0N FOR PIERRE,
MITCHELL VOTES IT DOWN
Sooth Dakota Cities Continue to Vote
Vpon New Form , of City
WERRE, S.' D, Feb. 24. (Special Tele
gram.) On a second trial here on the
commission plan of city government it
was carried . today by a majority of 215.
The vote was not a heavy one, only about
half the vote of the city being cast. While
there was tear of strong opposition It did
not develop from any source.
The question of authorising the Board I
of Education to expend $40,000 for a high
school building carried by over 400 ma
jority, about 100 women voting on that
MITCHELL, S. D., Feb. 24. (Special
Telegram.) The adoption or rejection of
the commission form of government for
this city was voted upon today at a spe
cial election, which was defeated by a ma
jority of 836. There were 1,02 votes csvt,
with 681 votes against and 345 for the
commission. Every one of the four wards
of the city cast a majority against the
commission. The campaign has been very
brief and was conducted entirely through
the newspapers, with no public meetings
to discuss the proposition.
TAFT SPEAKS TO SUFFRAGISTS
President Promises After Asreement
He Is Not to De Represented as
WASHINGTON. Feb. 24. With the strict
Injunction that he was not to bo repre
sented as favoring votes for women, Presi
dent Taft today accepted an invitation to
address the opening session of the annual
convention of the National American
Women's Suffrage association to be held
In this city April 14.
Shaw's Speech Rouses Japan;
Deny Designs on the Pacific
TOKIO. Feb. 24 Special dispatches to
the newspapers from the United States re
port a recrudescence of the anti-Japanese
movement at San Francisco. Today all
of the local papers featured the speech
of Leslie M. Shsw, former secretary of
the treasury, In which he Is reported as
having said that war between the United
States and Japan was Inevitable. The
speech has caused a most gloomy Impres
sion among Japanese and foreigners alike.
The specials quote Major General Frank
lin Bell as saying that war between the two
countries was likely to bVeak out at any
moment. Ths press and publlo are unable
TEST CORN IN INCUBATORS
Mechanical Chicken Factory Likely
to Be Put to New Use.
GEORGE H. LEE FATHERS PLAN
Points Oat that Tempera tare of the
Inenbators is Kept Jnst Right to
Get Best Resnlts la the
Skeed Corn Testa.
Georgs It :Le has Jumped Into the game
of helping solve the seed corn problem and
has discovered that hlaManjJjr .Lee incu
bator's are Just the" thing in which to test
the nseed' from at home.' As hearty every
prosperous farmer bas an .'incubator, he
may not ohly hatch his eggs, bat during
the time of Incubation he may test sbout
five batches of seed corn In the same In
cubator. The temperature Is Just right
and there is plenty of moisture In the In
cubators to .make the corn sprout.
Never has a crusade of any. kind been
started In Omaha which has so thor
oughly been- taken up all over the atate
as the campaign for better seed corn. It
Is finding a responsive chord In all sec
tions of Nebraska and bankers, farmers,
grain dealers, creamery men and the press
are all lending all possible aid In securing
as much publicity as possible for the cam
paign, "Where can we get seed corn?"
This Is the question which is now being
asked hlundreds of times all over the state.
It la not ths purpose of the publicity bu
reau of the Commercial club to advertise
any special growers of seed corn, but the
tests made by the club show that there Is
considerable good corn to be had. There
Is a considerable amount of 1908 corn other
than that held by the seed houses, but In
answering the inquiries the publicity
Pointers for Corn Growers.
"By all means get teed corn of your
neighbors if possible or select every ear
planted from your own corn by the germi
nation test. It Is better than sending away
for seed, as It If adapted to the locality
in which It la to be planted. The. corn
pfant like a hone, must be acclimated,
and corn from one part of the state may
not be adapted to another part. Always
get seed corn In the ear, as it Is easier to
tell Just what Is being secured."
Tested seed corn Is being sold for from
$2 to $3.60 per bushel In small quantities
by the seed houses and farmers who make
a specialty of selling corn for seed. Tests
of some of this dorn made by the Com
mercial club ahow It to be excellent seed
testing from 88 to 95 per cent.
Bankers continue to take the gravest In
terest In the seed corn situation. F. M.
Castetter, president of the banking house
of A. Castetter of Blair, says:
"A critical period In the agricultural his
tory of Nebraska is at hand. It involves J
me selection or tne securing of seed corn
for the crop of 1910. The failure or suc
cess of the crop depends upon It.
Farmers Most Take Warning.
"If the farmers heed the warning, Ne
braska will continue prosperous, but If they
do not, and they proceed to plant corn
for seed that Is selected at random, their
crop will be a failure, and when a reduction
In the, value of the Nebraska corn crop Is
made to the extent of (0 or (0 per cent or
more, the terrific loss will be felt In every
(Continued on Second Page.)
to understand the reasons for these violent
The Asahl Shlmbun and JIJl Shlmpo
print long specials from Pan Fianslco
quoting the speech of Mr. Shaw at Morris
town, N. J., on last Tuesday. Comment
ing on this speech the papers remark the
coincidence In the receipt of these dis
patches at a time when preparations are
being made at Yokohama and In this city
for a reception to 700 Americans aboard the
steamer Cleveland, which is due at Toko,
hams tomorrow morning.
Editorially the papers repudiate the sug
gestion that Japan la seeking control of the
Pacific and declare that American competi
tion will be welcomes
MINISTERS MAKE -MOVE
Philadelphia Clergry Propose Plans
for Settling the Strike of
BOTH INVOLVE ARBITRATION
Two Methods Sug-g-ested for Selecting
Members of the Board.
STATE T0LICE ARE ON DUTY
Less Disorder Than on Any of Three
COMPANY IS HIRING MEN
Notice that Employee Who Are Hart
Durln Hints Will He Cared
For Boy Disturbers
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. H.-The first
open move to bring about a settlement of
the street car strike In this city waa mad
today when a committee composed of
clergymen of many denominations offered
two plans to the company and the strikers.
The first plan calls for a board of ar
bitration to be composed of two Judges,
two clergymen, two business men and a
seventh member to be chosen by the other
six. It Is proposed that each side select
three of the arbitrators. If this plan does
not meet with approval, the clergymen
suggest that a board of arbitration be
agreed upon to be composed of the state
railroad commission and four other per
sons, two to be chosen by each side.
A man was arrested In the northern part of
the city today on a charge of attempting
to dynamite cars. It Is said ha Implicated
several other men.
Mounted Police In Chnrar.
Mounted and amply equipped for any kind
of service, the four companies of (he Penn
sylvania state police, numbering 200 men,
arrived here today ready to assist the local
authorities In maintaining order while the
Philadelphia ' Rapid Transit company at
tempts tn operate Its cars.
The troopers are all picked men, veteran
of the regular arr y, who have seen riot
duty In all parts of the state. Their pres.
once is expected to have a salutary effect
upon the lawless element that -has been
wrecking street cars In different sections
of the city.
Arriving In ths railroad yards , in the
northern section of the city each company
quickly detrained their horses while a
curious crowd looked on. The command to
mount, was given and they clattered along
tho streets to the Second Koglment armory
at Broad and Susquehanna avenu.e. where
headquarters have been established during
their stay here. .'
. After, the men had ! breakfast. they were
sent to KenHlngton. IV 1 the first time ths
state policemen have seen service In Phil
adelphia since they were organized five
years ago. In Kensington they were dis
tributed In squads In different Sections of
the great manufacturing centur. Unlesi
downright rebellion against civil authority
arises, the troopers will not carry their
"We will not need our carbines." said
Captain Linn O. Adams of Company C.
"We do not expeot serious trouble. I
think the riot sticks sod revolvers will be
all the weapons we will need.
"GUI' men know how to take osre of
themselves as well as to hsndle crowds.
They also obey orders without asking th
why and wherefore of them."
For tho first time the Rapid Transit com
pany succeeded in running its cars until
6 o'clock on the Frankford line, which
penetrates this unruly territory. At that
hour cars on all lines were returned to the
Rioters -Are Captured.
Four policemen guarded each car and
detectives patrolled the route all day In
automobiles. Whenever a group of -men.
formed anywhere on the street, the de-i
tectlves rushed them and followed the ring
leaders even into houses until they cap
tured them. In spite of the vigilance of
the police many car windows were broken
and the company was finally obliged to
uso sheet .Iron Windows in place of glass
While the police were busy keeping tracks
clear for the lines In Kensington, the lines
In other parts of the city were run on much
reduced schedules and on several of the
West Philadelphia and downtown lines no
attempt was made to run cars all day,
although these sections were comparatively
The shopping district on Market street
was again the scene of almost continuous
disturbances, especially at the noon hour.
No one was seriously Injured, however. v
Bolts Thrown at Police.
Baldwin's Locomotive works was ths
scene of a disturbance during the lunch
hour of the hundreds of employes. One
employe was shot In the foot and about
fifty shots were fired at laborers, who
sought refuge on the upper floors of the
buildings and hurled bolts snd nuts at the
policemen who were guarding tars in this
district. Every time a head appeared at a
window It was the target for a bullet from
a policeman's revolver. The 1 o'clock
whistle signalling the expiration of the
lunch hour brought hostilities to a close.
The city high schools, which are attended
by pupils from all sections of ths city,
are located near these industrial plants
which have been bombarding the cars with
bolts. In order not to endanger the liven
of the pupils who would be forved to ride
on the cars, the Board of Education today
decided not to open the two Schools fur
girls during the remainder of the week.
bate yesterday the Rapid Transit company
Issued a statement in which It is claimed
that the strikers "cannot and will not win."
In part, the statement follows;
"There Is no possibility of this company
dealing on any basis with the men who
have engineered the events of the last three
"The men who have stood by us and the
new men who have come to us may be sure
that we shall stand by them.
'There will be no settlement which In
cludes taking back tbe men who have led
and encouraged mob violence."
Rioters Are Sentenced.
The heavy hand of the law pressed hard
yesterday on some of the men and boys who
have been arrested for rioting. El wood
Carr, alleged to have been a ringleader In
a riot In the Kensington district, was sen
tenced to six yesrs In the county prison.
John Kline was given two years and Ellis
Atkins a similar ssntence. A IT-year-old
boy was sent to the Huntington reform
story for thirteen months for throwing mls
lies at a car. and other boys on4 m'.
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