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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 31, 1910)
Mo woman need blush when
read lot The Pee; It Is barrel
from no home. Thl make It
the mont powerful Influence In
Bel'.lns Roods through adTortlsIn-
Tor Nehraskn Rain and colder.
For Iowa Rnln and colder.
For weather report see prise 8.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 31, 1910 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY ONE CENT.
TAFT SIGNS THL
Fretidcnt Inters Into Agreement with
Donatio Ooveniiaent Granting
the Minimum Rates.
SUITS CLOZER TFJLDE RELATIONS
Conference Requested cf Official of
the Two Countries.
EIQ BILL, THE PRINCE OP PEACE
Chief Executive Takes Initial Step to
Avoid Tariff War.
WORLD HOW HAS THE LOW RATES
rroclainn!ot Completes Kstrnslon of
Minimum Datles to Abont HO Na
tions Reductions Affect 3
Per Cent of Exports.
VVASiriNQTON, March 30. Following the
proclamation of & complete tariff agree
.ment with Canada today, It wi announced
at President Taft hns Invited dominion
TWernment officials to a conference look
ing to closer trade relation between the
two countries and to a general readjust
ment of duties.
The president'! Invitation to Canada Is
Included In an exchange of notes between
Secretary of State Knox and the dominion
government. The note expresses satlsfao
tlon at the happy termination of the tariff
negotiation and advances the hope that the
way had been opened for an early settle
ment of all dlfferencea between the two
governments. Including the troublesome
question of the water boundary line. The
note then expresses the belief from the
American point of view that the time Is
ripe for a conference looking to the bet
terment of trade relations between the two
The unofficial story of the negotiations
with Canada, looking to the settlement in
Bounced today, by which Canada is de-
clared entitled to the minimum rates of
the Payne-Aldrlch law Is perhaps more
Interesting thfin the specific announcement
as to Just what articles are Included in the
concessions granted on either side.
Taft Stands for Peace.
President Taft from the first did not
hesitate to let tt be known that he would
go a long way to avoid a tnritf war with
Canada. Such a war, he believed. Would
fall heavily upon American Interests and
manufacturers. It was the president who
took the Initiative In Inviting Finance Min
ister Fielding to Albany to discuss the dif
ferences between the two countries. The
exchange of views at Albany was such as
to Indicate that peace was assured.
The charge that Canada was unduly dis
criminatory against the UnHed states or
iginally grew out of the Cenadlan treaty
,wlth Franoe, . wlieraby ' tbe latter country
was given a reduction of from SVi to B per
cent President Taft did not take the view j
that thus was discriminatory. Inasmuch a
France In return offered to Canada a alm
ilar reduction of rates. The United States
never having offered concessions to Can
ada, Mr. Taft hreld. could not expect such
preferential treatment oil the other side.
There flood In the way, however, the fact
that the reductions granted by Canada to
France were automatically applied to thir
teen other countries. Included in Great
Britain's "favored nation" policy. This, the
president held, did not amount to discrim
ination against the Vnited States.
TemiH ot Settlement.
President Taft made the proposition that
Canada be absolved from "undue discrimi
nation" against the United States if this
country were given a 2Vj per cent reduc
tion on the articles which American firms
compete with the "favored nations" In the
Canadian market. The Dominion govern
ment finally agreed to this, and on these
terms the eettlement was reached.
Thus, while the reductions actually apply
only to something like 3 per cent of Amer
ican exports to Canada, the largo part of
the exports are in noncompetitive classes
where America would have uhe market any
way. Canada conceded thirteen numbers to the
Unftad States, the thirteenth being a "bes
keA" cr omnibus clause, which Includes a
hXd of articles, among which cottonseed oil
U Vne of the heavlst ex,porta.
As to wood pulp and print paper, some
crilloism has been levelled at the president.
It waa officially stated at the White House
today that hteee Items did not and could
not enter Into the negotiations. The rates
and terms of duty on wood and wood pulp
at fixed In the tariff law and cannot be
cnade the subject of negotiation or discre
tionary action on the part of the president.
Experts Point Out to Iowa Farmers
Necessity of Having Good
ADAIR. Is., March 30.-(3peclal.)-The
Holden Peed Corn special over the Rock
Island arrived here Tuesday afternoon, and
Professor Bowman delivered a lecture be
fore 1M farmers. The train spent last
night at Stuart and this forenoon at Guih
rle Center. It has teen met by large and
eninusiaimo crouc? or farmers at each
Prof. Howniiu' and Prof. Snyder are
spending much cf their time In showing
.how the farmers can well afford to devote
two or throe days' work to testing seed
corn, even at this time of the year, when
there la so much work to be done en the
farm In such a short time. They figure
out that one man can test enough seed
corn In one day to plant twenty or thirty
acre of ground. Twelve eara of seed
corn 111 plant cue acre, and a buhel of
seed coin will plant seven acres. By test
ing the seed thoroughly they estimate that
the yield of e-very acre along the main
line J the UjcU Islu-id n be increased
on jfn average of fifteen bushels. Three
day' i.tvrk would r. suit lr the testing of
enruV'i r irn to i-la .-.t on an average, say,
seventy-five seres. An mcresse of fifteen
Luahtli to (he uo;-e VOuld t net fore mean an
Ii:cre of 1.1 Jt buttilea for the seventy
five acres. At the prevailing market price
f U cent a bushel, thia would mean Vi'2 M
for threo ays' work, ahich. even with
hogs at 10 cents per 100 pounds, ia good
uoufu ( for the average Iowa farmer.
Sixteen Former City Fathers Are
Charged with Receiving Bribes
Klein Back in Penitentiary.
PITTSBURG. March SO.-In the grand
Jury presentment handed down this after
noon sixteen former members of select
councils are accused of having received
bribes of from 1100 to $1,000 each. The six
teen former city fathers are ordered in
dicted by the presentment.
Prominent among the men mentioned is
Dr. E. R. Walters, present director of the
Board of Health and a member of Mayor
Ma gee's cabinet, who is accused by the
grand Jury of having received a bribe of
$1,000 for his vote on the passage, of .the
bank ordinance. Dr. Walters In 1908 was
president of select councils.
Captain John Klein, former city council
man, member of the "Big Six" and the man
who two weeks ago brought the latest graft
exposure into the glare of publicity, went
to the Western penitentiary yesterday, and.
following his irresponsible attitude since his
confession, called up the sheriff from
Warden Francis' office and told that offi
cial he had "better come down the river
with his commitment" If he wished to serve
Klein, unless he Is pardoned, which Is
not likely, will serve three and a half years
His voluntary trip to the peniteatiary is
taken to mean that the district attorney
and grand Jury are now through with him.
having gained all the Information he Is able
Meet for Omaha
State Convention at Lincoln Thinks
National Gathering Will Come
Here This Year.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 30.-(Spec!al.)-The eon
servatlon convention today adopted a mo
tlon to Invite the national conservation
convention to meet in Omaha this year, and
it seemed to be the impression of those
boosting for the meeting that the Invitation
would be accepted. At the morning session
W. R. Mellor waa elected secretary, and
It was decided to hold another meeting at
the call of the secretary.
The Importance of conserving lhe water
In Nebraska, the rainfall and all the mois
ture was discussed at length.
Organisations will be perfected in various
districts of the state. Inasmuch as con
ditions are different. In different sections
of Nebraska it was thought that better
results could be obtained by making the
work more local:
The resolutions adopted recognise that
agriculture being the chief indue try of the
state, the proper ttae and care of lands is
or .primary-Importance. ' Tne members, of
the convention ware pledged to support
the doctrine, of the conservation of the soil.
The resolutions provide that the state
should look after the spread ot disease and
guarantee the . expense of disinfecting
premises where there has been disease.
Dlptherla aiUitoxine should be furnished
free by the state to the proper officials of
each community and the state should un
dertake to guarantee the purity of milk,
meat and food supplies. The state ahould
provide a public lecturer on health, and
should enforce medical inspection of
The resolutions favored good roads and
suggest state supervision of county high
way commissioners; that the state should
make a ntnventory of its natural resources;
that some portion of every farm should be
set apart for the planting of useful and
ornamental trades. The convention en
dorsed the establlshmcn of agricultural col
leges in the sand hills.
Small Crowd at
Inclement Weather Keeps Delegates
Away from Convention at
PIERRE. S. D., March SO. Inclement
weather has limited attendancs at the
meeting of the Missouri River congress. A
number of river men are here and many
express indignation because the govern
ment keepa a channel in the Missouri river
at heavy expense without protecting the
banks to prevent erosion.
Btolea Jetrela Heeerrrcd.
CHICAGO. March 30 All but $10,000 worth
of Jewels valued at $137,000 stolen from
Mrs. John W. Jenkins in New York have
been recovered, according to a statement
given out by a private detective agency
nere touay. i ne tnier, it is said, has not
yet been found. One man. it Is said.
committed tbe theft. He Is said to have
an automobile and Ted. leaving his booty
In a secret hiding place.
Old Leaflet Recalls Early
History of Medical Society
A tattered leaflet found among long for
gotten papers by an old resident tells a
story In bluuff routine verbiage of the first
! annual meeting of the Nebraska State
Medical society, held at Kebraaka City
June 1 and I. 1859. One man now living in
On aha was present at that meeting of the
early-day doctors, forty-one years ago. Dr.
Fred Renner, who has long sine retired
from active practice. Two physlciana of
those practicing medicine in the city then
yet remain. They are Dr. Richard C. Moire
and Dr. George Tllden. .
Dr. Tllden waa elected to membership at
that first meeting in Nebraska City, al
though ha was not present.
"They are all gone now," roused the aged
physician as he glanced over the yellowed
and tlme-aiained record of the meeting S3
"There la not now one physician living stlil
In the active practice ot medicine who was
here prior even to so late a date as 172.
alth the exception of Dr. Moore and my
self. In the time that we have been here
a whole colony of physicians have come
and gone Again. Hiut of the physlciana of
today are comparatively young men. There
are not many of tke old school left any
The physlciana present at the meeting
held In Nebrakka City were B. V. Mercer,
Omahaj N. U. Larch, Nebraska City;
Senator Brown Urges Appropriation
for Irrigation Project in Rivers
and Harbors Bill.
COMMITTEE GIVES HIM HEARING j v
Money Will Bo More There than on
TO PREVENT FLOODS IN PART
Nebraskan Urges Basic 'Theory of
Conservation of Waters.
FUNDS FOR THE UPPER MISSOURI
Vital Amendments to Employers Lia
bility Act Contemplate la Meaaa.ro
to Comp I'm la Senate
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March SO. (Special
Telegram.) Senator Brown appeared be
fore the committee on commerce today,
having the rivers and harbors bill under
consideration, to urge upon the govern
ment the completion of the ditch in
Scotfs Bluff county by appropriating
300,000 in the rivers and harbors bill.
Of course, the senator recognises that
this is not germane to the rivers and
harbors bill, but he thought he might
send it over and was accorded, fn conse
quence of his audacity, a most respectful
He explained the government is expend
ing thousands of dolars on the lower
Mississippi each year to protect people
dwelling on its banks from floods that
come each year. Theae floods come be
cause of great quantities of Ice melting
at the headwaters of the Platte and
other tributaries of the Mississippi Could
this water be conserved each spring by
retaining it In great dams fo rthe use of
users the result would be the failure of
the Mississippi to override Its banks.
Senator Brown believed that part of
the money used annually In building up
the levees of the Mississippi might Justly
be used In conserving waters at their
place of origin, thereby preventing floods,
as well as proving of great economic
value to the people of the country. This
appropriation. If adopted, will finish the
canal as surveyed in Nebraska.
Owing to Senator Fry's continued illness
and the number of Individual projects
urged by senators for the improvement
of rivers, harbors annd streams through
out the United States, the rivers and har
bors bill will not be reported before the
last of next week. It may be set down
aa a certainty that the-bill will carry
between $300,000 and $350,000 for the Im
provement of the . Missouri river above
Employers Liability Bill.
. Vitararoendrnots Xa the employera'. lltr
blllty act as embodied in the bill recently
Introduced In the senate by Senator Brown
have been approved for passage by the
judiciary committee of the senate. Sen
ator Brown will have charge of the bill
on the floor. When he called it up today.
Senator Bailey declared he had not had
opportunity to examine the measure, and at
bl3 suggestion Senator Brown asked that
It be Isid over until tomorrow. This bill
corrects a number of delinquenclea of the
act. The corrections as embcdled in Sen-'
ator Brown's bill have the sanction of the
attorney general and representatives of the
The application of E. J. Spencer of Rapid
City. W. E. Bauer, A. Oloege, C. a Blod-
gett and Alma L. Cain to organize the
First National bank of White Owl, S. D.,
with $25,000 capital has been approved by
the comptroller of the currency.
Civil service examination will be held
April 23 for rural carriers at Arlington,
Utlca and Wahho, Neb.
lew Rural Carriers.
Rural carriers appointed are s follows:
Nebraska: Upland, Route I, Lewis Rich
mond, carrier; T. E. Brock, substitute.
Iowa: Adel, Route 4, Q. W. Harmon, car
rier; no substitute. Cumberland, Route S,
Fred M&tthela, carrier; Joseph M. Eblln,
substitute. Dow City, Route 1, M. A. Riley,
carrier; Rosa A. Riley, substitute. Luther,
Route 1, Will C. Patterson, carrier; no sub
ttltute. . Oelwein, Route 3. Henry C. Goss,
carrier; C. M. Goss, substitute. Oekaloosa.
Route L John B. Sherman, carrier; no sub
stitute. Vinton, Route t, Thomas H. PhU
llpa, carrier; Samuel S. Phillips, substitute.
South Dakota: Forestbuir. Route 1, Al
bert C. Nelrmeyer, carrier; D. L. Qlbbs,
substitute. Strandburg, Route 2, T. E. Ab
rahamson, carrier; no substitute. ,
Earle Hill was appointed postmaster at
RIverdals, Buffalo county, Neb., vice J. E.
Calef of Police Aecased.
ST. LOUIS, March SO Formal charges
analnst K. m - s . . .
I of Dnllce. nf lleirert nriet r a.. - ...
! subordination, conduct unbecoming to an
officer and accepting a present were served
j upon him today.
James H. Peabody. Omaha: D. Whlttinger.
Nebraska City; V. H. Corfman. Omaha; D.
W. Hershey. Nebraska City; J. C. Denise,
Omaha; Fred Renner, Nebraska City
John C. Campbell, Nebraska City; William
H. Hess. Nebraska City, permanent mem
bers; Charles H. Plnney. Omaha; William
McClelland. Omaha; John LaBarre,
Omaha: Theodore Baumer, Omaha; George
Kerr. Nebraska City; J. W. Parker. Ne
braska City; D. W. Tlngley. Lincoln.
The minutes of the meeting relate in eer.
lous words an Interesting bit of the political
struggles of the young organisation. After
repeated balloting no one was able to net
a majority for the office of president. It
was only after the meeting had adopted
the suggestion that the candidate receiving
the lowest vote should on each successive
ballot be dropped that it waa possible to
cnoose a chief executive. The election by
i"unnuon process resulted in the
choice of the following officers: James H
Peabody. president; N. B. Larch, first vice
president; red Renner, second vloe ores!
dent; J. C. Denise, corresponding secre
tary; 8. D. Mercer, permanent secretary;
u. vs. nersney, treasurer.-
The first meeting of the medical society
waa held In Oxxl Templars' hall. The
meeting was opened with prayer by Rev
Dr. E. iiu--
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
NEBRASKA'S CLAIM ON 5ENCR
State's Merits for Brewer's Place Pre
sented by C. J. Greene.
NEVER. HAD SUPREME JUDGE
Local Opinion la taax Jndsre Saa
born of St. Paal Will -Get the
Place or Possibly Judge
- Van Dertnter.
t . .
The question of a successor of the late
United States . Supreme Court Justice
Brewer is exciting a lively Interest among
lawyers and Judges and particularly among
those who have much -to da with the fed
erl courts. . ... . . : ; ...
While it taw hoped that tho appointment
jflf ,Tnsttc.Pr3gar'g-16ewar;inlsht so, to
Nebraska, there' Is a aopu'.a -Impreeslon
that Judge Walter Sanborn of St. Paul
Is the logical candidate, though Circuit
Judge Willis Van Deveater of Wyoming,
haa many loyal adherents in the Omaha
It Is suggested that Judge Sanborn's ad
vancement to the supreme beuch would
leave an opening for a new circuit Judge
for the Eighth circuit court of the United
States and that such an appointment wou'.d
logically come to Nebraska.
Composition of tbe District.
The Eighth circuit court of the United
States comprises the states of Minnesota,
Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Da
kota, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas, Wyora- !
lng, Co'orado, Utah, Oklahoma, the terri
tory of New Mexico.
These states are grouped as follows.
Minnesota and North Dakota.
Iowa, Nebraska and South- Dakota.
Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Okla
homa. Wyoming, Colorado and Utah.
Of the first group, St. Paul and Minne
apolis are the great centers. Of the second
group, Omaha, South Omaha and Council
Bluffs are the great centers. Of the third
group, St. Louis and Kansas. City are the
great centers. Of the fourth group, Denver
la tho great center.
The circuit court of appeals of the Eighth
circuit comprises four circuit 'Judges, and
the logical deduction is that they ought
to be selected one. from each of these
groups of states.
As at present constituted Judge Sanborn
Is from the first group. Judge Hook is
from the third group. Judge Van Deventer
Is from the fourth group.
Charles J. Greene, discussing the situa
tion, points out:
"The second group Is not, and has not
been, represented in the court of appeals.
That Is to say, Iowa, Nebraska and South
"The center of this group le perhaps the
most accessible point from all of the cen
ters of the other groups; that Is to aay, a
night's ride will carry one from Omaha to
Bt. Paul, to Denver, to St. Louis, and a
few hours to Kansas City.
"Again, the four Judges are to be elected
from eleven states, and It Is but simple Jus
tice to the communities and the professions
that the appointments should be placed
among these states from time to rime as
vacancies occur so as to give to each a fair
expression upon the bench. ,
Minnesota has two district Judges and
a Judge of the c'rcult court of appeals.
Iowa has two district Judges and has In
the past had two circuit Judges and a Jus
tice of the supreme court. Missouri has
two district Judges and has had for years a
Judge of the court of appeals. Kansas has
(Continued on Second Page.)
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AFTER THE STORM.
Loses in Fight
Aged Monarch Was Stricken Last Fall
and Never Recovered Grand
son Succeeds Him.
ADDIS ABETA, March 30 Menellk II.
king of Abyssinia. Is dead at the age of
SS 'years,' and in the twenty-first year of
Prince LldJ Jeasru, grandson of the late
monarch. Is heir to the throne.
The king wss stricken with apoplexy last
fall and never recovered Ws health. For
many weeks his death haa been expected. ,
When he was able no longer to carry on
the ff airs pf state, Ras Tesame,' the re-ETnr."'-'ItTi'"
the " 'approval' of - the -principal
chfefs took bvir the reigns of government'
At the same time Empress Taltou was de
prived of all power of Interference "In the
government and her appointments made
among her favorites were annulled.
Prince LldJ Jeassu was proclaimed heir
to the throne on May IS last He la 14
years of age. and little less than a year
I ago, was married to the granudaugnter.
aged 7 years, of the late Emperor John
and niece of Empress Taltou.
LONDON, March 30. Today's report that
King Menelik is deftd appearj to com
by way of Aden, Arabia, and It is thought
here that possibly it Is only a repetition of
the rumors of the monarch's death which
have, been current for some days. ' Com
mercial Interests which are indirect, touch
through their agencies with Addis Abeda,
received no confirmation of the report
The West Indies
Commoner Now Sailing Toward Porto
Rico Well Pleased with
BARBADOES. British West Indies, March
30. William Jennings Bryan arrived here
today from Rio Janeiro and left for Porto
Rico. . He ' will proceed to Veneiuela. Mr.
Bryan expressed pleasure at the settlement
of the tariff difficulties between the United
States and Canada.
tWO FILE IN SOUTH DAKOTA
J. C. Poller and Judge Levi MrGee
Want Republican Nomination
for Secretary of State.
PIERRE, B. D., March 30.-(SpeclaJ.)
Judge Levi McGee of the Seventh circuit,
filing as a democrat. Is the first to get a
petition to the secretary of state for hla
candidacy in the June primary. Judge Mc
Gee has served two terms as Judge of that
circuit and will try for another term this
year. The only other petition yet filed Is
that of S. C. Polley, as a republican can
didate for secretary of state, to succeed
himself. These two are the start, and
from this time on the filings will come In
rapidly until the list Is filled.
Members of Supreme Court
Will Not Go to Leavenworth
WASHINGTON. March 30.-The supreme
court will not only convene Monday, but
In all probability will remain in session
throughout the day, announcing decisions
and hearing arguments in the Hertx in
heritance tax case. At a later day memo
rial services will be held in honor of the
late Justice Brewer..
The members ot the supreme court have
decided not to go to Leavenworth and at
tend the the ceremonies there attendant
upon the burial of their fellow member.
the late Mr. Justice Brewer. Delay to the
public business la the reason for this de
cision. The members will attend the cere
monies here tomorrow afternoon.
In a statement given out today regarding
the plans of the court as to the funeral,
Chief Justice Fuller says:
"In view of the time to be consumed
in going to and returning from Leavenworth--and
the probable-postponement of
tbe public business whien would result.
MANY CITIES WANT EDDIE FAY
Twenty Thousand Dollars Offered for
Man Captured in New York.
STAMP STEALING HIS SPECIALTY I
Haa Robbed Several Postof fires 1
and Is A ceased of Foar Murders
Man with Him Not
NEW TORK, March SO. With the llnlnrf
up today at police headquarters of Freder
ick Cunningham and Frank Chester, the
two' men caught last night while trying
to get away with trunks containing $30,000
In stamps stolen ' from ' the postofflce at
Richmond, V.. the detective force believes
Jt made one of the most important; captures
In years." One -of the men arreeWd for the
Richmond" burglary, the police believe; is
"Eddy" 'Fay, a' much-wanted r fugitive,
whose, picture la, in every rogues' gallery
of Importance In the country and for whoee
apprehension a total of about $20,000 In ro
wards have been offered In various cities,
This prisoner is the one known as Cunn'ng
According to the detective bureau. Fay
Is wanted In Los Angeles, Cal., for blow
ing the safo of the postofflce In 1305 and
getting away with $10,709 worth of stamps
and $4,000 In gold. There Is' $1,000 reward
for his capture for thla crime.
Fivo years ago, in Peoria, III., he blew
the safe of the postoffice and got away
with $30,000 worth of stamps. A year later
he again blew the same safe and this time
made off with $74,000 worth cf stamps.
Break! Jail Tvrle-e.
Ho was convicted and sent to Jail In
Springfield. 111., In August, 1907. but broke
out a short time later. He also broke Jail
In Janesvllle. Wis., where he had been
sent for safe blowing. The detectives say
there Is a record of four murders against
Fay, the detectives say, is worth from
$300,0OQ to $400,000 and owns a string of race
horses. The police say they don't know
much about the man caught with Fay.
The Richmond postofflce safe was blown
between Saturday night and Monday morn
ing and $S&,000 worth of stamps and $3,000
In oash taken.
aptnre ia Sensational. V
The capture of the men here last night
was. sensational. Detectives disguised as
baggagemen at the rOand Central were
waiting when Chester drove up In an
automobile and sent a boy in with the
check for one of the trunks containing
the plunder, which had been traced here.
While two of the detectives came out
and nabbed Chester, who fought desper
ately but was speedily subdued, other offi
cers spied Fay tfearby and made for
him. , He was caught after a long chase.
A third man who was with the captured
pair, got away. Fay, the detectives assert,
was one of the gang that robbed the post
office In hClcagO In 1901, getting $74,000
When Fay faced the camera in the
Identification bureau at headquarters today
he made a stubborn fight against having
his picture taken. For two hours he rolled
on the floor, twisted his face out of shape
and despite all efforts made the taking
of his picture Impossible.
the members of the court, after sub
mitting the matter to Mrs. Brewer, have
determined, with her entire approval, not
to go to Leavenworth. The court as a body
will be present at the funeral ceremonies
at the residence and aa honorary pall
bearers accompany the remains to the
At the capitol today there was rumor
that a bill would be Introduced In con
gress to allow Justice Moody to retire
on a pension. The retirement of the Mas
sachusetts Justice thus would leave two
vacancies for President Taft to fill.
. Frlenda of the Jurist says he expects
to resume his duties on ths bench at
next October's term, however. They con
firm the reports that Justice Moody haa
suffered a nervous breakdown, compli
cated by a rheumatic attack, but they dis
count the report that legislative action
would be taken, looking toward hla re-tlremer'
Tieup Will be Complete in Tennsyl
vania nnd Illinois, But Will Not
Extend West of River.
FIGnT IN TWO LARGEST FIELDS
Men in Eastern Districts Number
About Two Hundred Thousand.
WAGE SCALE CONFERENCE TODAY
Operators and Ilins Workers Me;t at
WILL CONTRACT EY DISTRICTS
Mr. lewis Ilclleves Mom of the Ohio
Mines Will Not lie Closed
Kxerntlvr Hoard to
CINCINNATI. March SO.-WMle, as a re
sult of a plan adopted by tho coal miners'
International convention yei.terday, there
will be no country-wide strike of the bitu
minous miners. President T. L. Lewis of
the miners declared today Just before leav
ing tho city i,r IndLinapclls that "penn
sylvnnla and Illinois will be completely
' tied up." Tiio r.tlr.rrs In the two districts
That means a fisht In the two largest
bituminous fields hi the United States.
Pennsylvania's ann.ial production Is 150.
00,OOt tons and Illinois Is 0O.OiW.0t0 tons.
Ohio's production 1m M.OfO.W'iO tons, giving
employment to UO00O miners.
"1 ihtnk most of the Ohio districts will
be at work nfur April 1," President Lewis
said. "Ohio Is one of the states in which
tho operators can sign up by districts or
even sub-dlstrlcls, and I think one of the
first to sign will be the big Hocking dis
trict." In Pennsylvania the intire bituminous
production Is In the single district known
as the Plttfluig district, where the miners
affected number lJO.OoO.
Unless the plan adopted by the miners
convention is changed all mines will be
idle, ii usual, on Anril 1. which Is the
holiday anniversary of the eight hour day.
Then no miners are to return to work the
next aay unless oracrwi to uo u i.m.r
dUtrlct officials. These officials are not
allowed to give that order unless ail the
mine owners In the district or sub-district
havo signed up the preliminary agreement
adopt-d by the convention.
Lewis said a strike In the Canadian mines
would be de ayed. even In the event of an
Immediate disagreement, because of the
Canadian law, which requires the miners
to give thirty days notice of an intention
( un.-pre ne on Waase Scale.
PHILADinrrrHlA. March $0. Members
of -ttiej Central Pennsylvania Bituminous' '
Coal Operators association left here to
night for Dxibols, Pat., where they will
meet officials of the United Mine Work
ers of America tomorrow and endeavor
to adjust the wage scale for the coming
j year. The operators of central Penney!
vanln, which comprine.1 district No. I
of the miners' union, for some time hav
been attempting to hove the union equal
lie wajres of all miners In that terri
tory. The. tperators claim they cannot
compete with the non-union mines if tho
union Insists upon a wage Increase.
The Increase of 6.55 cents announced
yesterday by the llerwind-White Coal
Mining company, which employs non
union miners, created much Interest
! among the operators employing union
I Charles W. Mills, fecretery of the Coal
lnn,rftlr,r' A UMiii-tnt inn of Central Ppnn-
, BV,vanla, BaM toJay:
' .u,, Herwind-Whlte Coal Mining corn-
pnny Is not working under contract with
the United Mine Workers of America and
on that account Is able to operate col-
j Uerlea ten hours for a day's work, while
tne operators of central Pennsylvania,
who have n wa3e agreement with tlu
miners' organization, work but eight
hours. This longer day Is equivalent to
a saving of at least S cents a ton in tho
cost cf producing coal to the operators
who work ten hours.
"The Berwind-White Coal Mining com-
pany Is also paying for day labor em-
pioyea in ana bdoui ine minen i-m
cents an hour, while operators dealing
with the union pay ror tne same lanor
In the same field 30 cents per hour. This
difference will also amount to a saving
of fully 5 centj per ton in favor of tho
operator puylng a lower wage.
"The association of operators in cen
tral Pennsylvania has been for years ask
ing tho miners' union to organize the non
union districts with which they compete
and durln gthe last year we have made
several efforts to secure an equalization,
with non-union competitors.
Although the advance made by the Ber
wind company Is not as large aa It should
be to place that company on an equa
basis with other operators in central Penn
sylvanta, I tcertalnly Is a step In the righf
direction, and we believe the other non
union operators In our field will folio
suit. Our association la not In favor of
reduction of wages, but does demand thaj
the competitors employing nonunion labo
should pay the same prices for that labal
as the operators who pay union labor anj
we believe tt is up to the union to brln
about such a condition." '
Situation May Chanae.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. March SO.-The of
fleers and members of the national execu
tlve board of the United Mine Worker!
of America arrived at noon today from CltJ
rlnnatl and this afternoon held a meetlnl
to discuss details of the campaign thj
miners of the several dlctrlrts are makln
for Increase ot wages and Improvement q
The district strikes that may be declarej
will not go Into effect until 12 o'clock t
morrow night and during tomorrow muo
may happen that will change the whol
aspect of the situation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. March 30 -The
there will bo a strike cf the coal miners
tho southwest, cnrrpiislng the rtates
Missouri, KaiiSjs, OkUhoma and Arkansal
beginning April 1, when ttis present wa
agreement expire, was the express
opinion of rt prct-entstlves of the minei
and operators here today.
"The whittles will blow as usual for tl
men to go to work on April 1, but If tl
men work they will do sj under the presej
wage scale," said A. J. Cssty. edit jr
the American Cool Journal, the off U 1
publication of the operators of the sv
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