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unday Bee. TABT OWW WEATHER FORECAST. For Nebraska Fair and rmf. For Iowa Fair; Sunday cloudy. For weather rport sre pnge 2 NEWS SECTION ojtb to xzasT. VOL. XXXIX NO. 42. OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, AVIUL 3, 1910 SIX SECTIONS FORTY-EIGHT PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. SEHIOUS CHARGE FAGESCOLLIER'S Accusation Made in Pinchot-Ballin ger Inquiry by Mr. Love Against . Well Known Weekly Paper. RAIDS MADE ON BUCKET SHOPS New Tariff Law Docs the Work, Says Official Treasury Balance Increases Ssven Million Dollars First Ten Days in March. NAPLES SMILES ON HOOSEVELT Italian City, Gay with American Flags and National Colors, Wei corns Yankee to Europe. Federal Oficials Pounce Upon Brokers of Six Citiese and Make Twenty Nine Arrests. CONSPIRACY INDICTMENTS MADE HARBOR FLECKED WITH VESSELS Fhe Omaha 7 ;5-tL SECRETARY TO SUE FOR LIBEL Declares He Will Go to Law Because of Articles About Him. LOVE SPRINGS BIG SENSATION Witness in Ballmger Case Says Paper .Offered Bribe to J, W. Dudley. HE TELLS OF CONVERSATION Says Attempt Was Made to rax For mer Rrglatre of Land Office to Testify Committee !- Hen Subpoeaa. WASHINGTON, April 2. -The activity of j Collier's Weekly on behalf of former Chief Forester Olfford Plnchot was brought forcibly to the attention of the Balllhger I'lnchot congressional committee today when Mr. Love testified that John W. Dud ley, former register of the land office at Juneau. Alaska,, told him last February In 'Juneau that Collier's had Intimated to him that "It would be worth from Ili.OOO to tlO.OuO to him to (to to Washington to testify." Incidental to" the hearing today It may be stated that Secretary Balllnger has an nounced that he will Institute proceedings In law against Collier's Weekly aa an after math of the publication In that paper con cerning him. Although Mr. Love told the committee t day he had not previously mentioned the convoraallon to anybody, because he feared Dudley might have misconstrued what Col lier' k uncut had suid to him, the committee whs unanimous In tho opinion that 'the iticlilert was of such importance that Dudley should come here from Alaska to ttll about It. A subpoenae will be Issued for" him Hi once. "Did you understand Collier's was trying to bribe Dudley to testify?" Inqlred Repre sentative Mndlron. ' 'i i -.nly understood they wanted l.ii.i i : here to tell tho truth," an vtr"l ' . :iei'!, explaining that Dudley hud b . ' nit" aa register of the land office, at d lii he had declared his inten tion of golnm to Washington to clear his record. He sold Dudley had told him he wanted to go to Washington to testify for "the other sid'" meaning for Balllnger. and he had asked Love to convey that in 'formatlon to the secretary. Love said he did not comply with this' request. Frank Spalding; Called. Attorney Brandels concluded his cross examination or Mr. .Love and Attorney Vertrers called Frank L. Spalding, former ' disbursing officer In Olavls" office at Seat tle, by whom he tried to show that Olavls made an effort to get him to cut a SSS Item out of Olavls' expense account on Ma trip east to Heverley last lummeri This was for typewriting done In Chicago on a report to the president. Spalding said Cilavls bad asked him to cut the Item out and mako It appear as an error In ad dition. Later, on cross-examination by Mr. Bran dels, the witness ssld Glavla had explained his Intention of reimbursing the govern ment for the full amount In order that he might keep for himself two of the three copies of the report he had made against Secretary Balllnger. lie also admitted Olavls had made no at tempt to have other Items Incident to his trip to Beverley cut out and said he did not believe Olavls had Intended to cheat the government. - When the committee met H. K. Love, now a United . States marshal In Alaska, but formerly a special agent of the land office, continued on the stand on cross examination by Attorney Brandels, repre senting Louis R. Olavls and others. A npw sensation was sprung soon after the inquiry was resumed this morning. Attorney Brandels at once launched Into the cross-examination of Mr. Love, who told of meeting John W. Dudley, former register of the land office at Juneau. Alaska, last February In a Juneau hotel. Dudley, testified Mr. Love, said .he had been "let out" of his office and that Collier's Weekly had Intimated to " htm that 'It would be worth from 16.000 to $10,000" tor him to go to Washington to testify. Draws Vfae Distinction. "Do you mean that the weekly meant to bribe him?" asked Mr. Madison of the committee. "No, not to bribe Mm, but to pay him," replied the witness. . "You draw a whole lot finer distinctions than I have been able to do," retorted Mr. Madison. The committee betrayed great Interest and pressed Mr. Love for details of the meeting. The witness said he saw Mr. Dudley for not more than three minutes, and Dudley had said he wanted to go to Washington to testify for the "other side." He eald Dudley wanted him to tell Mr. Balllnger of this offer and that ke had n.M S'eepltd It. but that ho desired to testify fur the "other side." Vr. Love said he did not tell Mr. Bul 1! ilfer because he thought perhaps Mr. Dud ley hail put the wrong construction on h rtri'Urk of Collier's agent, lie said Mr. Dudley did not tell him the name of the K'nt. Snhnorna for Dudley. "Do tnu think the weekly wanted Dud ley to come here to tell the truth?" asked Mr. Craham (desnocrat). "Most assuredly." replied the witness, s Mr. Loye said Dudley had expressed the Vntention of going to Washington to clear Ik retold with the department since; he ji d beeq dismissed. The committee de i.j.ed by unanimous vote to subpoena Mr. I 1!ey, who, the witness said, was en- '"''wl I'. bllMinKa mt .Ittnean Love said he did not think he had ""toned the conversation- with Mr. Dud nec'' anyh.Ml). Me denied that Dudley ' Jnrtfd to try and Influence Mr. Kal tlon oi hiiv ni hmi mention the Incident soon iM,tai-v r the Interior. definite' , IOWA CITY ears, Cats Ills V W'lo Temporarily I lllBIBI-. I It.. pr:l 1 i Special Tele h i throat from ear to ear. ted 6. killed hlniulf at i ruing. Temporary Insan'tv are of Idlenesa la believed the suicide. He as dl- The , travel M J the foM n I Coast i boat i I . comp l Tr " I i flu WASHINGTON. April 2 Assistant Sec retary N'nrton of the Treasury department, calling attention today to the Increase In the treasury balance of about $7,000,000 dur ing the last ten days of March, says It is evident that the Payne-Aldrlch tariff law Is an excellent producer of revenue, but. he adds, certain considerations should be borne In mind. Mr. Norton says: "It is more than probable that customs revenues for the first part of this fiscal year were largely affected by anticipatory Importations and by considerations which grew out of the maximum and minimum feature of the Payne-Aldrlch law. "Furthemore. the fact must not be over looked that the legislation which resulted In. giving to the Cherokee Indian tribe a payment of approximately $.".,tXX).000 has now passed through the court of claims, and this payment must be made before the close of the year." Maryland House Passes Digges Bill Measure Which Disfranchises Ne groes Will Soon Become a Law. ANNAPOLIS, April 2. The so-called Dlgges bills for the disfranchisement of the negro In all states and municipal elec tions In Maryland were passed by the sen ate at a late hour last night, following their introduction earlier at the night ses sion. They now go to the house, where their passage Is assured because of the large democratic majorities. It is not proposed to attempt to prevent negroes voting at congressional or presi dential elections, the restriction applying only to state and municipal balloting. The original draft of the plan was amended by the Insertion of a clause by which negroes owning property assessed at $00 may vote, provided they were possessed of property thus valued two years In ad vance of their registration. It Is proposed to amend the present regis tration laws; to have a new general regis tration next year refusing registration to negroes and to abolish spring elections in Baltimore, carrying forward those elections until the state election In the November following. Being refused registration if the bills are enacted, the negro will not.be able to vote on the measures when they come before the electors in November, 1911, In the form of a constitutional amendment. The democrats did not Insert the property qualification In the registration bill because, they say, they will conduct the election under the state constitution, from i ' wulcb. they claim, the - word "white" -has never been expunged by any act of the state. UNION STATION FOR CHEYENNE Litigation Over Klght-ol-War Results In Agreement .tmoiia Three Roads fur Sew rnctaree. CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 2.-(Speclal.)-The condemnation suits of the Colorado & Southern Railway company against Tim othy Dyer, Henry C. Becker and the Coors Brewing company were heard In the dis trict court today and Judge Matson will appoint a board of appraisers to appraise the value of property owned by the defend ants, and which property Is In the line of the proposed right-of-way of the Colorado Ac Southern across the city from Capitol avenue to Bent street to a connection with its Cheyenne & Northern tracks. All other property holders settled with the railway company, and many of the buildings have been removed. It Ms state on good authority that the Union Pacific, Colorado Southern and Burlington roads have an agreement for the Joint use of each other's tracks In this city, and that a new union station Is to be built in the near future, probably on the site of the present Burlington station. This would be much more convenient for all roads and would do away with the neces sity of the traveling public crossing the tracks of the, Burlington and the Colorado & Southern to reach the Union Pacific trains. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY . BILL BECOMES A LAW Hons Aarrees to Senate Amendments and Htsiare la Sent to Presi dent for Slanatare. WASHINGTON. April 2-The senate amendments to the bill to amend the em ployers liability law were agreed to by the house today. The measure will at once be engrossed and sent to the president for his signature. I I Girl Meld by Kldaners. NEW YORK, April 2 Kidnapers are be lieved to be holding Mildred Rudd. the 1S S ear-old daughter of George Rudd, a wealthy merchant, strangely missing from ner Bronx home since last Thursday. Mr. Rudd received a letter today saying his daughter was being detained pending his offer to per a runaum for her return. Carrier Plareea In Mid renn. NEW YORK, April 2. -A carrier pigeon fell exhausted to the rlKging of the liner I Campania, which reached here today, when the ship was 000 miles from New Found- land, the nearest land, on Wednesday morning. A ring on the pigeon's foot bears thu"words "I -afayette, Bordeux." Balloons Will Fort Omaha Thtre la a strong prospect that the ml.i tary ballooning experiments will be re sumed at Fort Omaha early In May, and continue for a greater part of the sum mer. The Baldwin dirigible, known as United K(ts army dirigible No. 1, has been thor oughly overhsuK'd and repaired since Iti return from Los Angeles, and will be In good shape for experimental flights. I Srhrrlral ballooning wll be anothtr fea- i tuie during the season. The sl.'nul vervlce ' baa received a duplicate of the balloon from France that as destroyed early last ' Federal Grand Jury Makes Returns Involving Wealthy Men. ATTACK CAREFULLY PLANNED Secret Plans Carried Out to Offices at Same Time. Visit GAMBLING IN STOCKS ALLEGED Indictments Handed Down, by Wash laaton Urand Jury Charge Con spiracy to Relieve People of Their Money. . WASHINGTON. Anil 2. Armed with bench warranta issued by the supreme court of the District of Columbia, special agents of the Department of .lustlce this morning at 11 o'clock (eaatern time) sim ultaneously raided brokers' offices In New York, Philadelphia, Jersey City, Baltimore. Cincinnati and St. Louis. Conspiracy Indictments In which twenty- nine persons are named, five of them said to be millionaires and all interested In brokers' offices In large cities of the United States, were returned late yesterday by the federal grand Jury of the District of Columbia on evidence which agents of the Department of Justice have been gathering for more than a year. The indictments were withheld yester day on the request of Attorney General Wlckersham, so that the Department of Justice detectives mtgnt make tho raids simultaneously on the places suspected of being "bucket shops." List of Accused Men. The men Indicted are said to be those financially Interested In the corporations known as E. S. Boggs St Co., which has offices in New York and Philadelphia; Price ft Co., which has offices In Baltimore and. New York, and the Standard Stock and Grain Dealers, which have offices In Jersey City, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and St. Louis.' As being interested in Boggs & Co. the following are Indicted: Richard E. Preus ser, Lee Mayer, George Turner, William M. THUS, Oliver J. Robinson, Edward S. Boggs, Harry Owens, Robert A. Guy, all of New York, and Al Ford and Marshall F. Parish of Philadelphia. Named in connec tion with them as alleged co-consplrators are Edward Everett Taylor of Washington, D. C, ,and his telegraph operator, Harry Johnson. In the Indictments ggalnst Price St Co. the following are named: William B. Price, Virgil P. Randplph. Harry M, Ran, dolph, Charles T. Morehead, Edward Wel lon, Joseph Gaskins and James A. Ander son, all of Baltimore; Thomas 11. Campbell and. Edward B. .Taylor of Philadelphia. In the Standard Stock and Grain . Deal ers are named: Edward Altemus, Daniel Raymond, Oscar J. Raphel and Robert Hall of Jersey City, N. J.; Louis Cella of St. Louis, Henry C. Stumpt of Philadel phia and Henry R. Duyies and his tele graph operator, Charles R. Allen. Plaa Carefully Prepared. This, the United States government's first attack on stock gambling, has been prepared with the greatest secrecy. Its scope principally covering the United States from the Missouri river to the Atlantlo The three concerns indicted maintain more than 250 offloes and branch offices located from New England to Oklahoma. With the aid of United States Attorney Baker of the District of Columbia, Special Assistant Attorney General A. Bruce R. Claskl and Chief Flnoh of Attorney Gen eral Wlckersham's bureau of Investigation have been presenting the evidence to the grand jury for several daya. The theory of the conspiracy indictments is that every man connected in any way with . the operation of the three firms which do business In the district had en tered Into a conspiracy to relieve people of their money. The government main tains that every alleged bucketing tran saction of the local brokers named was the act of each and every person charged Jn the Indictment. Statement by Wlrkerihani, Attorney General Wlckersham did not comment on the raids today further than to issue a statement of which the fol lowing Is the' substance: "In the first Indictment against Preus ser, Mayer, Turner, etc., the defendants are charged with conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States In violation of section 5440 of the revised statutes, which makes unlawful the keep. Ing of bucket shops In the District of Columbia. Edward E. Taylor, mentioned in the indictment maintained two offices in Washington, and was correspondent for Boggs & Co, of 47 Broadway, New York. "This firm," the attorney general's state ment continues, "as well as those Involved In the other two Indictments, alleges that It buys and sells securities through the Consolidated Stqck Exchange of Philadel phia and that rd A Parrlsh are their representatives on that exchange. "The evidence before the grand Jury tended to show that tbis exchange was simply a cover maintained to enable operators of bucket shops to conceal the real nature of their operations. "Pressuer hj reported to be a notorious gambler, who was convicted of murder of one Myles McDonald some years ago, as (Continued on Second Page.) Sail Over Again in May summer In the remarkable flight made by Captain D. F. Chandler and Lieutenant J. E. Ware. Thla new balloon is one of the finest now owned by the United States government, and will be used at Fort Omaha frequently during the summer for practical Instruction and demonstrations In ba loonlng. Experiments will also be made with captive balloons as well as with the free flights. In brluf, something will be doing right along In the balloon line at Fort Omaha, as soon as the settled late sprg and early summer weathtr and wind currents ate aesuied. From the Philadelphia Inquirer. PUZZLE OYER CONSERVATION How to Conserve Nature's Gifts, Problem Before Congress. is HARMONY ABSENT FROM MEETING Members Agree that Steps Should be Taken to Preserve Coal, Oil and Water Tower, Bnt Dis agree on Method. WASHINGTON, April 8-Members of both the house and the senate are struggling with the question of framing laws to further the case of conservation. During the last two or three days,- however, both house, of congress have been to occupied that little attention has been paid to the subject. Since Friday efforts have been made to get some of , t lie administration measures, dealing wth conservation, into shape for presentation. The. public lands' commutes of the house has gone to pieces on the proposed law to- authorize the president to make with drawal and classifications of public lands and the members are now divided into sev eral groups, each pulling in a different direction. The chief questions which the legislature have to deal with In connection With con servation are embodied in bills on the fol lowing subjects. Withdrawal and classification of public lands. Conservation of coal lands. Conservation of water power. Conservation of oil lands. Conservation of phosphate lands. Are Serious Questions. The first four will receive serious and earnest consideration. The bills on the last named one are likely to be lost In the gen eral fight on the others. There are any number of bills pending In congress upon all of these subjects and how best to harmonize them and arrive at some mutual basis is the question. President Taft will be drawn Into the fight and today he In formed some of the members of the com mittoe he desired to talk with them next week in the Interests of harmony. In the committee the republican mem bers are split upon the question of whether to validate all past withdrawals of public lands, about which there Is a doubt of legality, or to yeave that to a future determination by the courts. Representatives Pickett of Iowa, Par sons of New York and Oronna of North Dakota, all republicans, are standing firm for a validation of all past with drawals. Chairman Mondell of the . com mittee and Representatives Smith of Cal ifornia, Morgan of Oklahoma and Pray of Montana are oposlng the effort to validate past withdrawals. Their objection, they say. Is that thou sands of people have taken up coal and oil lands and expended large sums In de velopment In the belief that the govern ment withdrawals were Illegal. Unless these claimants are cared for they will oppose a validation of the withdrawals. The democratic members of the commit tee say the republican members who want to qualify the validation are not for real coiia.-rvi.tlon at all, but are merely aiming at a ''whitewashing" of (Continued on Second Page.) A Bee want ad is a mighty big thing. Turn to them. If you want a servant It will bring one to your door. If you want a position it will find one for you. If you have something to sell, it will sell It for yqu. If you have lost BOsr-ethlng it will find it for you. If you have found somethlJ it will be the frst to tffifles lho lost it. i 7 I?ee Want Ads are treJ wfes. You have done your best ftien you use one. Everybody read I?ee Want Ads. Thone Douglas 238. THE ANNUAL SURPRISE Operators and Miners Renew Negotiations Debate in Three States Will Be Pro longed, bat in Others Adjustments Will Be Made Speedily. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. April S. Operators and miners In the bituminous coal fields of. the United 6tatea began with renewed activity today their negotiations looking to signing a new two-year wage contract that will bring a resumption of work in the mines. , ' Similar conferences have been appointed for next week in' the districts of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and through the west. -. Debut d In Illinois, central Pennsylvania and the southwest probably will be pro longed,' but In the other districts the miners expect their demands will be granted With little delay. : ' Thomas L. Uewls, president of the United Mine Workers, was expected to return to day to this city from' his visit to the Illi nois mining 'centers. He Is to leave here tonight to confer with the miners, district officials In Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. ' ' . PITTSBURG, April 2. According to re .lable authority, the Iron and ateel industry is proof against serious disturbance from the suspension of coal mining In the cen tral competitive districts, as It has accumu lated some stock, depends largely upon non union districts and has the other fields to fall back on In a pinch. The Pittsburg Coal Operators association, in Its meeting with .President Francis Feehan of District No. 5, United Mine Workers of America, Is reported today to have stated flatly that It would resist any Increase in the cost of mining, but would grant tkie miners the demanded 6.66 per cent wage Increase at once. It Is reported that the operators have tentatively agreed to furnish the new ex plosives 'in mines where It is required at the same cost as black powder, but will not agree to a run of mine basis. A forma Joint wage scale conference has been called tor Monday. . . . , TAFT TO SOUND ; KEY NOTE President Will Open Congressional Campalam at Washlnarton, April O. WASHINGTON. April !. The president Is expected to announce the keynote for the congressional campaign next fall at the banquet to be given here-at the Arlington on April t by the League of Republican Clubs. . Wanta LaFollette's Seat. MILWAUKEE, April 2. Samuel R. Cook of Necnha. former conRressman, today an nounced himself a candidate for the United States senate to succeed Robert M. La Kollette. I I Rain for Kansas aai Bllseourl. KANSAS CITY, April 2 A drouth of several weeks' duration In western Mis souri and Kansas was broken today when u steady ral nbegan falling. Body of Justice Brewer Laid to Rest in Leavenworth LEAVENWORTH. Kan., April t With simple services the body of Justice David J. Brewer of tho supreme court was burled In Mount Muncle cemetery here this after norm. Previously hundreds of persons had viewed the features of the dead Jurist in the First Congregational church, where the body luy In rtate for four hours. Business generally via suspended In response to a proclamation of tha mayor. Many houses were draped In mourning, while all flags a ere at half mast. Just prior to the beginning of the serv ices the members of the Leavenworth County Bar association, of which the decedent was a member, assembled In the court house and marched to the church In a body. Services in tie church were conducted by Rev. Brewer Eddy of Boston,. Mass., n tinted by Rev. William F. Harding, pastor of tha Congregational c heron. Rev. Mly Is a son of one of the deed Justice's early friends. A choir rendered some of Justice Brew er's favorite hymns and Revs. Eddy and Harding paid tributes to his memory. Justice Brewer aaa one tf the founders of tha church. JOHN ROSICKY PASSES AWAY Well Known Bohemian Editor Suc cumbs After Four Months' Illness. THIRTY YEARS IN OMAHA Had Been Active Until the Slekness Overtook Him Which Reunited In Ills Death Saturday ' Evening. John Roslcky, editor of the , Osveta Amerika, one of the prominent Bohemian publications of this city and state, died yeaterday evening- at 6:30 at his home, 1015 William street. He had been ailing for about four months. His medical at tendant was Dr. Slmanek and Drs. Coul ter and Dunn were called in consultation. Mr. Rosloky was 04 years of ago and had been a prominent figure In Bohemian cir cles In . Nebraska for over thirty yer He was an ardent believer and advocHle o f healthful physical exercise and early took a conspicuous part in the organisa tion of the Bohemian athletic associa tions of Nebraska and the transmlseouri country, and the success of these organ izations tqday Is due very largely to his genius and enthusiasm. He was a man of broad and liberal tem perament and did not hesitate to express himself on great public topics, not merely through the newspapers with which he was associated, but on the stump as well. Prior to his connection wtth the Osveta Amerika he was the proprietor of the Pokrok Zapudu, the weekly republican periodical that was established In Omaha in 1S71 by the late Edward Rosewater, and whlgh publication has today the largest circula tion, probably, of any Bohemian paper In the United States. John Roslcky and the late Edward Rose water were always ardent friends, and men who possessed a peculiar unanimity of views. During the famous anti-prohibition campaign of 18M Mr. Roslcky stumped the state against prohibition, speaking in practically every Bohemian community In the state. The effect of bis eloquence was manifest in these communities when the returns came in. ' He was In no sense a radical in his views or expressions, and 'even In the stronger prohibition localities where he Bpoke he was given credit for slncrlty and a broadness of view that was accorded few other speakers representing that side of the question. Juhn Roslcky wus born In Bohemia in 1846. He came to Omaha In 18S0, and at once entered into Its business activities, in which 'he thereafter continued until, like his friend, Kdward Rosewater, he died 1 In the harness. Few men in Omaha were more widely known and esteemed than John Roslcky. He was a member of the Bohemian lodge of the Western Fraternal union, and was also a member of the Bohemian Turners, of which latter organization he was the vir tual founder. He Is survived by his widow and two sons. Of the latter, Walter has been as sociated with his father In the newspaper business for many years. John O. Is con nected with the Nebraska Telephone com pany, aa electrician. At the conclusion of the church services the body was taken to Mount Muncle and laid to rest. On hla last visit to Leaven worth Justice Brewer went to the cemetery and with the sexton, visited the graves of his loved ones. After a few moments con templation he turned to the sexton and pointing to a spot by the side of his wife, said: "Sexton, lay me there"; and It was in this spot that the grave was dug. The men selected for active pallbearers were Judge William C. Hook, Judge Wil liam Dill, Mayor Omar Abernathy, Lea Bond, Hon. Edward Carroll and William Heed. The honorary pallbearers were Paul Ha vens, Judge H. W. Ids, Arthur Simmons. William Booth, O. B. Taylor, W. N. Todd, A. B. Havens, George Hharrltt, Dr. W. W. Walter, Edgar Hopkins, Thomas p. Fenlon, Eugene Lysle and W. T. Hewitt. When the funeral party arrived from the east the relatives of Justice Brewer re quested that no display be attempted and the plan to escort the body to the church was abandoned. The relatives also requested that the ser vices at tha grave be private. Cruising Parties of Tourists Shout Greetings from Steamers.. RECEIVING PARTY BOARDS SHIP Former President Welcomed by Local and American Officials. BANQUET AT ROME WEDNESDAY Accepts Invitation to llecome l.nest of the Municipality lief ucs to Talk to the He porters. . NAPLES. April 2. The blue bay of Na lea never was more beiutlful than h n the steamer I'rinz Helm I. h. n itli t lie Roose velt family aboard, steamed into the harbor at 8:20 o'clock this morning. Notwithstanding the early hour the watr front was lined with thousands who wished to share in the welcome to Mr. Itooevelt. Only American Ambassador Lelslmian with the other members of the ambassy; Ameri can Consul Cornlshleld. Marquis De Sota. the perfect of Naples; official representa tives of the municipality; the commander of the fort and ft group of foreign corre spondents were admitted to the slip where the vessel docked, but outside the gates. a surging mass of excited persons, Including hundreds of Americans, cranned their neckw to get an early glimpse of the distinguished American. As soon as the gangplank had been low ered the official party of welcome boarded the steamer and was conducted aloft to tin bridge, where the Rooevelts were bidding goodbye to tho csptaln. Cordial greetings were exchanged. Mr. Roosevelt, attired in a grey sack suit snd wearing a soft black hat, appeared In splendid health and spirits. He spoke with pleasure of setting his foot again upon European soil and of feeling that at last he was homeward bound. Mr. Roosevelt said that the voyage from Alexandria had been without special In cident and had been accomplished In perfect weather. A few moments later he descended the gangplank and the crowd catching sight of him, greeted him with cheers. Many Americans had provided themselves with flags and these were waived frantically.. i The Roosevelta, with those who had come to formally receive them, were soon whisked away In automobiles . to the Ex celsior hotel. As the motor cara made their way through the crowd, Mr. Roosevelt raised his hat and. smiling, bowed right and left In acknowledgment of repeated cheers. ' Itefusrs to Talk to Reporters. No sooner bad he reached, his hotel than the former president wn besieged by trot newspaper men. Promptly and flrmlv be reiterated his refusal to discuss an;.- phae of American politics or other affairs, add ing that he would slick to his announced policy throughout his European tour. Any statements purporting to have come from him would be unauthorised, he said. The expected arrival of Mr. Rnoseve't had created considerable excitement amonn Neapolitans, who, since his brief sojourn here in April of last year. hBd promised to give him a hearty welcome on his return. The Prinr. llelnrich arrived earlier than Its usual hour, but the crowds hnd dis counted this possibility and were not taken by surprise. At his hotel, Mr. Roosevelt found awnlt lng him a messenger from Mayor Nathan of Rome, bearing an Invitation from the municipal authorities, who wished to Rive a dinner and reception In his honor. The former president accepted the In vitation and fixed the date for Wednesday evening next. Following this reception, he will leave for Spezla. Otherwise there will be no change In the program arranged for his visit at Rome. Great Crowd on Docks. When the Prlnz Helnrlch was Righted th's morning the docks of Pan Vlncenxn and the ImmaeoIaUlla. the arsenal and the Promenade Chlala, along tho Via Carac clolo, were crowded, and on many house the Italian colors waved alongside the Stars and Stripes. A large number of boats, flying the American nnd Italian flags and carrying citizens of both coun tries, went out to meet the steamer. The morning wss matchless and Mr. Roosevelt had a splendid view of the bay as the vessel drew In between the promon tory of Poslllppo and the Sorrento penin sula. In the near distance were Cnptl, Ischla and Proclda. while Vesuvius, threat ening and majestic, towered over all. As was the case when the former presi dent stopped hero on his way to Africa, the police took extraordinary measures not only to protect his person, but to avoid any unpleasant Incident during his stay In the city. American Colors Freer where. As tho steamer moved !owlv Into the harbor the crowds on shore burst Into cries of "Long live Roosevelt." The excitement grew when the statesman could be dlHt'nrrulshid on deck. From a'l kldes came salutes and cheers, while hati and handkerchiefs and flarrx were waved. It muni have seemed like a homopomlng to Mr. Roosevelt, for the American ft.ilin s could be seen from the hay of Santa Lucia to the heights of the Vnmero. The formal reception was carried out as planned. Mr. Roosevelt receiving first his countrymen, then representatives of the municipality of Naples, after which he acknowledged the popular welcome. The landing and drive to the ExceUlor hof, where apsrtmentH for the family had been reserved by Mrs. Roosevelt during her ear lier visit to Naples, were achieved without any untoward happening. NEWSPAPERS REPORT EXECUTIVE SESSIONS Mississippi senate Is Maklaar Kffort fo Ascertain Sanrres of Information. JACKSON, Miss., April t Keveral sub poenaes were served on local newspaper men today to appear before the senate and explain where they have been getting their reports of the testimony given In ev-ciitlva session in the B'lbo-Percy brlb ry lnve dic tion. The newMpaper men h-ld a c infer ence and agreed they would dec'lne te answer. Word came from the sonata chamber that some of the members would demand that the newspaper men be sanf to Jail If they refused to testify, V.