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OMAHA, FRIDAY MOBXIXO, APRIL 15, 1910 TWELVE PAGES.
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Upper House . Takes iwiy Certain
Power from the Interstate Com
Her. Anna Shaw Presides Over Na
tional Convention Which Began
Journey is Taken OTer Picturesque
Water Route of City of
UAS BITTER FOE
Rivers and Harbors Measure Meets
Opposition in Senator Burton
of Ohio State.
REPORT OF iOTORITY 13 MADS
WAITS REGULATIONS AFFECTED
STAY - T5 VmCE 13 - SHORT
-sr - M , eo art.'
w '.' - :' L cmsi you 1 j
Chang- Takes Away Mara time Super
rision from the Board.
toastwiss smrma eisctssed
TCatter of Competition in the West
OTHER CHA5GES SUGGESTED
Bttaainrwlatliial of F-lklas &
fnwlwl An Ordered rrlated
u4 Krann la Laid Aside
WXiirXGTON. April 14. The senate to
day adopts an amendment to the admini
stration rai'.road bill withholding from the
Interstate Commerce commission authority;
over transportation entirely by water. j
Consideration of the amendment led to a j
discussion regarding the western coast-
wise shipping. Mr. Piles of Washington
Mr. Piles of Washington I
and Mr. Chamberlain of Oregon engaged In !
a colloquy as to whether there was suf- j
ficient competition In that section, the lat
ter contending that It had been suppressed
largely by the railroad shipping lines and
the former declaring that much of the bus
iness was done by steamship lines. i
Mr. Cummins thought the present law
should not be changed. Ha was opposed
to any step looking to a dlmunltton of j
the powers of the Interstate Commerce I
AaTsrstn ef rkaasr. I
Mr. Lodge and Mr. Bacun advocated the
amendment. The amendment reads:
"Nor shall the commission have the
right to establish any through rate, classi
fication, rate, farfl or charge, when the
transportation la wholly by water."
- Senator Elkina then submitted an amend
ment requiring that traffic agreements
shall be subject to the approval of the In
terstate Commerce commission. Mr. Craw
ford presented a substitute so wordid as
to require the approval of agreements
prior to their taking effect, which It was
contended might not be that effect of the
The amendments were considered so im
portant that It was decided they should be
printed before proceed lag further. Accord-
Ingly the bill was laid aside and S-nator j
Elklns stated that as the rhrer and harbor
till was to be taken up tomorrow, he would .
not again can up ins rauroaa 0111 oerore
Mission in China:
Wrecked by Rioters
Demonstration at Changiha Said to
Be Result of Displeasure with
SHANGHAI. April 14. -The Wesleyan
China Inland mission at Changsha. the '
capital ot the province of Hunan, was de- j
stroyed by rioters today. The missionaries
took refuge In the Tamen. which the riot-
era subsequently attacked. There was no
lusa of life, ,
Two British gun boats are hurrying up
the Slang-Klang for tha purpose of quelling
the disturbance. The outbreak is attrlb
uted to tha Indignation of the natives at '
the action ot tha Chinese officials In cur- I
Bering and exporting rise. J
Oangsha, the capital of the province of
Btiiiin, la situattni on the Slang-K.ian.
fifty miles south of Its snrbuuehure in
Lke Tong-TIng-Hu. It is a seut of the
silk Industry and is the home of the famous
college of To-Lo. The population la esti
mated at 300, JO0.
MARX TWAIN BACK '
AGAIN FROM BERMUDAS
AalSsr Is "afferiwar (rwasi Aasrlaa.
grrtsrii a ad Is .laid tm Be
I attacked cars in various shirts of the
SE J TOBK. April 14.-rSamue L. Clem- northeastern section of the city today and
ens. irfsrk Tira:n." reiurned to New Toikj,ne police had trouble in dispersing the
from Bermuda today. It was said when ths dlslurtiera. Clubs were used and In some
steamer Oceanic, on which he was a pa-, mBtances the policemen were compelled to
enger, came into port that Mr. Clemens threaten the crowds w ith revolvers,
was confined to his berln. suffering from Mayor Reyburn visited that part of the
heart trouble, and thut he had been indis- city today for the first time sines ths be
posed during ths enrlre trip northward. j ginning of the strke and he was hooted
Mr. Clemens, the sudden death of whose j and Jeered,
daughter !a-t winter told severely on him. The number of persons killed by cars
went to Bermuda eariy In the year in the during the elht weeks ard a half of the
hope of regaining his health. I strike stands at twenty-seven and the list
J 1 of Injured at more than x
IOWA MINE OPERATORS
AMD MINERS ARE AGREED
Bark Side Makes t'aareseioaa ea Scale
aad Werklaar toasiiieas la
April 14. The Iowa
DES MOINES, la.
mine operator today conceded a S-cent 1
advanue to ths mine workers in subdls
trict No. 1 as a working bam and pro
visional upon concessions from the mine
workers. Ths mir.o workers in exchange
conceded the operators' demand that ail
new mines in the subdlstrict be operated
on the screen coal basis.
V.TiECK ON BURLINGTON
NEAR T0LUSCA, MONT.
f . ""' s-siraj
HHKIUPAN, Wyo., April 14.-,Sprclal
T!;ra:a Burlington passeuger train No.
4S ran Ir.to Ui rear of an extra freleht
running west near Tolusea. Mont, this
morning It tviewctiped the caboose and In
stantly kiild Brak.-man i. L. PaMerson
of this cjty. Cond iclor thar!es Jackson of
the freight tra.n had both less broken.
Weatea t rlttK' ftaak. Rskkm,
DEi'ATVR. KI . April 14-Ths scn-ams
ef women. aakid by an explosion in
! bank ef OertM- a Sjna. at Armenia.
., ar1y ttxtuy. frigr.tentd away burglars
mm failed to gain entrance to tha 1
LulL They .ap.d w".;, JIM. taken from
WASHINGTON. April li-On the om
neutra( spot in the nation, the disfran
chised District of Columbia, there the
ballot is denied to men and women alike,
the National American Woman Suffrage
annotation today inaugurated Its forty
second annual convention.
Rev. Anna Howard Shaw, president of the
association, called the convention to order.
The moat Important feature of the open
ing day wa President Tift's greeting to
the convention tonight.
Thirty-five states were represented at the
'ting of the executive committee. Rep-
tatlvft A. W. Rurker of Colorado
' addressed the meetinr.
';r which has not been In the na-
1 elation aa an auxiliary state for
"s. asked to be again admitted,
nu st was favorba.y acted upon
by u . e committee.
The . ; ' was informed that an oak
I tree wa 's planted today on the hiKh
! school sro s In Spokane. Wash.. In honor
. R Anthonv r,.t . t..i,.m ...
dispatched to Spokane expressing the suf
ragists' appreciation of tile fart.
Suffrage literature In the book stores, on
where othrr literature in fouml. m in at
. f ,h, NaIi,mill nrnn.nn
convention was told today, in the report
of Mary Gray Pock, headquarters secre
tary. The necessity of a suffrage bibliography
and a serlts of new scltntlfic statistical
publications, the secretary urged aa one of
j the greatest needs of the educational fea-
turn of the cause.
A suffrage newspaper Is not out of the
rr,.huhilti..ii M lu. A..lrl
in All Europe
Acreage of Winter Wheat is Unusu
ally Large and Reports Indicate
WASHINGTON. April 14. Bountiful crops
at this year'a harvest In Europe are in
dicated by reports received at the De
partment of Agriculture, a summary of
which was Issued today. It says:
1 "Insofar as there Is definite news, the
wWxlUuna aituatlon In Europe at the end
of tna momn of sprlng. of
than umJlU promise. High prices and a
generally favorable seed time last autumn
were influences which almost everywhere
tended to Increase areas of winter wheat.
attnough sta i 1st ;gs C. the- actwal tewnjs
laid down to this sseresuV in aeveral Voun- t'
In states of south central snd northwestern
Europe, notably Roumanla and Austria- I of Sheeting for Mr. Roosevelt, and express
Hungary gives rlse to confidence that the ln desire to personally pay his respects
total wheat area Is somewhat larger than to thB former president.
last year. Excepting Russia, whence there By coincidence. Grand Duks Ferdinand
is aa yet little dnclsive news relating to I of Aus,ria. wo arrtved this morning from
the state of agriculture, the autumn-sown bim r11Ia on tho IsInd ot Brlone In the
crops, as a whole, are reported to have ' Adr'atic- w at tnB am tlm "t the
wintered well. Because of frequent lack of i notel lncoTto with the grand duchess,
snow protection in alt the states much ap- SIIaa McB- eslt"r ' ' Churchman of
prrtienslon was at titties felt for the safety 1 Sexr Tork- ha1 rMfast with Mr. Roose-
of the crops', the winter, however, proved
! exceptionally mild and. If the doubtful situ-
stlnn in Russia be excepted. It may be said
j that in no country has appreciable extent
of area been turned under or abanduned as
'froaen out.' Probably the most disturbing
factor in the entire situation during the
winter has been the almost Incessant rain
in countries of northwestern Europe."
Number of Cars Attacked and Mayor
Reyburn is Hooted When He
Visits Disturbed District.
PHILADELPHIA. April 14. -Crowds of
I sympathizers of rhe striking employes of
j the Philadelphia Rapid Transit company
I !Katk Dakata Candidates rile.
PIERRE. 8. D.. April 14. Special. -Cer-i
wficates of nomination which were filed
j today were thone of Samuel H. Elrod. for
' governor; Robert B. Tripp of Yankton, aa
i Judge of the First circuit; Joeeph W. Jones
of Sioux Fails, Judtfe of the Second circuit;
J n RiC. nf Deadwood. as hides of
tho Eighth circuit; J.raeph Bottum of
Fuikton. aa Judie of the Tenth circuit.
Ail of these filed aa republicans.
Uncle George Worsted
in Battle with a Parrot
(jn-jre Rtdrr.an. one of the oldest of the
i ,.i ... , , i r h.,?-n in I mum or commi tiers
j in infancy, has a rht on with a parrot.
The first round has been completed, with
the parrot h.Mding the fort and hurling de-
Redman's Ix'ys own ths parrot, which
mikes its domicile In a big cage on the
Redman porch in fine weather. Yesterday
the bird got hold of a new summer som
brero Redman had bought, which was the
prtro hat of the neighborhood. Mr. Parr ,i
picked the swelling and carefully rjiW
brim to pieces and wus guaw.ng hungrily
at tha sweat band when Rodman discov
ered what was happening.
Snatching the hat from the fierce beaat.
Redman remarked with upraiM-d f ft, "I
n ",,uu la r,n your ner- uu
" piratical fLfc "
After Brief Visit Party Leaves hy
Bail for Vienna.
BUZZ OP ABRTTZZI 13 CALLER
Grand Duke Ferdinand of Austria
Also is a Visitor.
IS MADS FOB. VLE3XA
Slajhtaevtasi Trip Avails Mack of
Interest. Mary's Cathedral
si P mince ef Do ares An
VENICE, April 1. Mr. Rocswvwlt "fas
rowed through a stretch of tha Canal
Grande In the darkness of the early morn
ing today and declared the experience to
be mora Impressive than a sight of Venice
by moonlight. Mr. Roosevelt arrtvad here
by train at S o'clock this morning and
departed at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon for
The former president was accompanied
from Porto Mauiisio by Kermit Roosevelt,
Lawrence Abbott, two secretaries and sev
eral American newspaper men. He was met
at the station by American Consul James
V. Long and Commander Andrew T. Long.
American naval attache at Rome and
The party entered hooded gondolas, which .
threaded their way swiftly through the nar
row canals to the hotel where apartments
had been reserved. Tha reflection of the
street lights In the Inky waters, the gloomy
facades of beautiful piacaa rising on either
side, and the quiet of the hour broken only
by the melancholy cries of the gondoliers
as corners were approached, were com
mented upon by Mr. Roosevelt and his son.
both of whom enjoyed the trip immensely.
Reaching the hotel, tha Rooeevelts re
tired, but were up again at S o'clock and
after breakfast started .out on a sight
seeing tour. They visited SC Mark's
cathedral, a monument of the ancient mag
nificence of Venice; the palace of the
doges, several museums, tha Bridge of
Sighs and Verrocchio's states of Bartol
Dak ef Abrwsal Call.
Mr. Roosevelt and Ksnnlt returned to
their hotel at U 48 o'clock, and a few
minutes later a gorgous steam launch
puffed up to the landing stags of the hotel
end the duke of Abnuxi steeped out. The
duke was dressed In dvilan clothes. Ha
was sttended by Marquis Turano, ills aids,
in. fun uniform. The duka was son ducted
Immealaietyio VLr. Roosevelt's apsmiMnta
Kartr this morning The duke, who la now
"nt hl" e to the hotel with a message
velt. The former president was made ac
quainted today with the action of ths
United States In ordering a re-argument
of the cases of the government against ths
American Tobbacra company and the
Standard Oil company, but offered no com
ment. The call of the duke of Abmsxl upon Mr.
Roosevelt lasted for forty minutes. When
the former, on taking his leave, reached
the corridor of the hotel, he greeted the
American newspaper men with a smile, but
did wait to be interviewed. Stepping quickly
to the landing he Jumped into his launch,
the "Nells,' the boatman called out "shove
off," and tho duke was gona.
Governor of Iowa Makes Formal An
nouncement of Candidacy
DES MOINES. la., April 14. -Governor B.
K. Carroll today formally announced him
self a candidate for a second term as gov
ernor of Iowa. The governor duclares he
thinks it unfair to sens his retirement
after one term "because there la a dis
agreement among the members of the Iowa I
delegation In congress.
swatkera Pari fin May Xave,
LOriSVILLE. April 14. Declaring the
valuation of tii.Oue tU put upon the fran
chise in Kentucky of the Southern Pacific
Holdings company to be excessive. Alex
ander P. Humpnrey, counsel for the com
pany, has declared to the Board of Assess
ment and Valuation at Frankfort that un
less the figures wers very materially re
duced tho corporation would remove Its
domicile from Beecnmont, Jefferson county,
to some other state, probably Maine or
Twlllgst Base Ball Leasrae.
HASTINGS. Neb.. April 14. i Special V
Steps have been taken for the organisation
uf a city twilight league to Include four
clubs. An evening schedule of Us games
will be arranged.
And the bird sat bai'x in surprise, mur
muring. "Papa.:" lu horrified accents.
Mrs. Redman, hearing the racket, asked
what the matter was. 'This condemned
bird has spuded my new hat." explained
Gorge. with itching fingers extended.
"Liar," uttered Polly, sadly, and pro
ceeded to smooth out his feathers and take
"No one ever railed ana that .name with
a solemn countenance and lived," said
RjMiman. going around the house sfter aa
axe. When he got back the parrot bad
disappeared, and tha war ceased for the
Now Gorge Rmimaa la wearing his new
hat with a brim about as wide aa a
postage stamp. He bad to cut away ths
overhanging part that was his pride and
From the Cleveland! Leader.
SANTA CLARA GOES DOWN
Steamer Sinks Off Eureka, Cal., After
Foundering on Bar.
ALL PASSENGERS ARE RESCUED
Wireless Call Rjriwara Tw ta Straaded
Skip sua N lrry-" I ve rVrssaa
Are TaJkwa Sarely
ETREKA. ,CaU April 14. NInety-flve
persons rescued from the North Pacific
Steamship companr'a strainer 9anta Clara,
which foundered about four miles down the
coast yesterday, arrived here today on
tha tug Ranger. Everybody on the sink
ing ship was taken off.
Ths steamer, which was txntmt- far Ssn
Francisco, had almost cleared ttsa bar when
Its keel plunged Irto. tha sand and It sprang
a bad leak. Its serious condition was not
fully realised antu a paint about four
miles south of Tatl Rock wan reached,
when the steamer was put abont and an
effort was made to retain to Kureka.
Water poured so rapidly Into Urn hold,
however, that tha flrea wars swamped.
Wireless calls, for help 'brought' tha
Ranger. The- steamer was ssrttllng fast
when the tu casna up-and gat at Hna to it
and tb ti aiisOir.by t-r ' TsoaUa ax tha
sixty-one paisengwrs , rassnedlatsaa. be
A high sea u rmmimr and the work of
rescue was both, slow and pwrHoua., But
shortly after S or)orV the last of tha- pas
sengers and craw were safely aboard" thai
tug and tha Santa Clara, then low tn- me
water, was left to Its fate.
Tha Ranavv'Iay outside the bar all night,
awaiting daylight before attempting to re
turn to the harbor.
Proposal to Limit Power of Upper
House Goes Through Second Read
ing by Big Majority.
LONDON. April 14. The House of Com
mons this evening passed the second read
ing of Premier Asquith's House of Lords
veto resolution by a vote of ZO. to 244. The
debate, which closed today, has been a
Premier Asquith's resolution, to be pro
posed next Monday, allotting the time for
the consideration of the budget, the rejec
tion of which by the House of Lords pre
cipitated the recent general elections, pro
vides that ail stages of the legislation must
be completed on April 37. The fate of the
government depends upon ths attitude of
the Irish, members towards this resolution.
HEAVY STORM IN WYOMING
storms ad Celd Cewera Westerw
State aad Freeis la
CHITENSE, Wyo., April 14. A. bllzaard
raged over most of Wyoming from mid
night until 10 o'clock today, when it began
I t. iidi Vrvfteslnar weather is axDected to-
I ' night.
You found some
thing about the
home today that
you do not need
advertise it in the
want ad column of
The Bee. Sell it.
Call Douglas 233, and the ad
taker will write your ad and
tell you what it will cost to
run it a week. If it is not sold
in this time, your money will
Be want ads are great
salesmen. They grain admit
tance to places and present
your story to persons, who
could not stop to give you
Everybodv Tlridj Bee Want
Adi " .
PLANTING . TTilE.
Mrs. Svvopc Will
Give Fee Asked
By Her Lawyer
Other Heirs of Late Colonel Swope
Decline to Bear Part of Expense
of Hyde Prosecution.
KANSAS CITT. April I4.-Peaceful re
lations were re-established between Mrs.
Logan O. Swope and tha special counsel
she has employed to assist the state in
prosecuting Dr. B. C. Hyde, when today,
after a wees, of wrangling she agreed to
pay them the fee they demanded. So ser
ious had tha breach become that at one
time the attorneys threatened to withdraw
from the case. The counsel consists of
Jamea A. Reed. John H. Atwood and
Thomas J. Mastln, during the period of
turmoil several heirs to the estate of the
late Colonel Swope made It plain to Mrs.
Swope that they would not share tn the
expense of prosecuting ths accused phy
sician. Two of them were Thomas Swope,
Jr., and Stewart 8. Fleming, nephews of
the dead millionaire. Mrs. Swope then de
cided to meet the expense.
Before Mrs. Swope finally accepted the
figure set by tha attorneys, however,, she
subsnlterd to them a fee that she thought
Just. It was shortly afterward ' that the
lawyers told . her their proposition was
final and declared their In sen ti oris of drop
ping the case unless the fee demanded was
A peculiar feature of the trial is the
attitude of Stewart S. Fleming, a neftiew
of the late Colonel Swope. and an execu
tor of the estate.. Although Mr. Fleming la
in the city, he baa not been present at tha
hearing. This action la made more signi
ficant. Inasmuch as upon bis araival here
from his home In Columbia. Tenn., he
called Dr. Hyde on a telephone and as
sured bim he bore no ill-feeling against
MR. DREXEL AND MISS
GOULD GET UCENSE TO WED
jsa ud Daaa-ktes ef Xlllioaalres
9taad la Llwe wltk Doies
NEW TORK. April 14. Anthony J.
Drexei. Jr.. of Philadelphia and Miss Mar
jorts Owynne Gould went to the city hall
todav for a marriage license and stood in
line with a dosen ortief persons waiting
their turn. After they had stood there for
fifteen minutes someone recognised them
and they were taken Into the chief clerk's
office, where they obtained the license.
Mr. Drexei gave his age as 21. He said
he was a banker of VIZ Walnut street.
Philadelphia. Miss Gould said she was
19 years old, daughter of George J. Gould.
The wedding la to take place in this city
on April ISl
DENIAL FR0MI THE VATICAN
Masses ef laeriess Caadldatre fer
CardlaaJare Are Net Strtekea
from the List.
ROME. April 14. The report that the pope
had eliminated the names of American
candidates from the list of candidates for
the rardlnalate. upon Investigation been
found to be erroneous. It was authori
tatively denied today and the idea that
such a step had been taken because Theo
dore Roosevelt did not visit the pope was
characterised as ridiculous.
How Big is Omaha?
$25 for those vho hit the mark
.'Z LATEST CENSUS BOtKAC ESTIMATES.
Fill in, cut out and mall to The Bee Census DepL April 13
- is my guass of the number of inhabi
tants m Omaha according to 1910 census.
$10.01 tar beat estln its. SJfj.i;i .'i-.- og:b,
la case of tie first aas " ?r has prelerea;. Award on official count
AERONAUT HAS LONG FALL
German Entangled in Dirigible at
Berlin. Will Die.
PARLIAMENT MTTTB'ERS SEE IT
r-r-e W rr - ,r'- e,
Caea-bt la Tloleat Oast ef
Wind Over Lake, Tarns
W'-'-v1' "" ' '"JiU '. f
BERLIN, April t-..onut Lorens be
came entangled in the guide ropes of the
military dirigible balloon. M. V., as It
was leaving the ground today and was car
ried high above the field, where he clung
for a moment and then fell. He was prob
ably fatally Injured. The accident oc
curred on Tegal field and was witnessed
by 3U members of the Prussian Parliament,
who had been Invited by the minister of
war to see the airship maneuver.
PLAIT, Germany, April 14. Major von
Parseval's new aeroplane, the largest yet
constructed and which early this month
underwent successful preliminary trials
her,, was caught in a violent wind while
flying over Lake Plau today, and. turning
turtle, fell Into the water.
Engineers Bloebtnann and Hoff escaped
aalniunad. They dropped- wttai - tha anae
cMlne. bat succeeded In freeing themselves
rrom the wreckage and were picked up by
a passing craft.
Major von Parseval's Invention, which
came to grief" today, is a monoplane, with
a four-cylinder motor of 120-horse-power.
It carries 170 pounds of petroleum and was
expected to remain In the air three hours.
The breadth of the plane Is forty-five and
a hulf ftet and the length of the machine
is forty-five feet. It Is provided with tor-pedo-ilke
floats for descending on water
and with wheels for a descent on land.
Fence to Keep
of His Honor
Railing' to Be Erected in Police Court
to Hold Prisoners at Respectful
Distance from Judge.
Decorum In the court room la booked to
receive a considerable advancement, ac
cording to plana made by Judge Crawford '
and tha police station carpenter. The two
,dlgnitarica have decided that a neat railing
about three feet high, ot mahogany, would
be an acceptable medium In augmenting
the decorum Idea.
"When I hear a case. It Is not necessary
for the defendant to alouch over the desk 1 same disease within three months. ' The
and whisper in my ear his tale of woe," J oldest son, Jacob. 2S years old. died Frb
remarked the Judge, aa he laid out plana, ruary 17. Odin, 14 yeers old, died March
"The way the desk Is now arranged there ; 39. Oliver, the fourth son. recovered after
la altogether too much pawing, too much I eight weeks in the South Omaha hospital,
slouching at the bar of Justice. The i Two younger sons had tlie disease at the
prisoners are permitted to get too close to 1 home of the mother and are just conva
me, and ths whisky-laden breath la given J lescent.
unnecessary cognisance as a result." j During ail this time the mother has en-
"Yes, sir." answered the carpenter. dured the siege of caring for the childrrn
Then ensued a drawing up of plsns for ! as best she could and In fact has at laat
the railing. Yet a few days and a railing ' broken down completely. She was too til
will be reared in front of Judge Craw-' Thursday morning to go to the bedside of
ford's desk, and henceforth cowering de-
fendants will be held off at a focusing dis
tance, out of breath shot, from bis honor.
Chairman Disregards Pleas of Many
WILL ATTRACT WIDE ATTENTION
Entire Country Affected by Plans of
DRAWN ALONG WRONG LINES
Ptereaaeal Appreprlatloaa Arrelaraed
aad Maay Prevlsloas ef tke
Siraaarw Are "trowel?
WASHINGTON, April 14.-Dlsregardlng
the piras of many of his asoriaies, Senat.ir
Burton of Ohio, chairman of the national
waterways commute, who was chairman
of the river and harbor committee when
he served In the house and who is now a
member of the senate cimmlttee on com
merce, today presented a minority report
on the pending bill which would appro
priate about Sf.2."0.(X for the Improvement
of rivers and harbors.
The character of his opposition, which is
sweeping arraignmnt of piecemeal ap-
Propristlons as well as a condemnation of
I many nainea projects, makes It certain that
j the contest to be waned over the bill will
i be one of the most heated In the history of
The report made by Mr. Burton is de
signed to attract tha attention of the coun
try aa well aa of congress, aa it la said
that if his opposition to a majority of these
great projects should be unsuccessful there
wtll be launched a movement looking to
the veto of the bill by the president.
Mr. Bartow's Report.
In summarising bis report, Mr. Burton
"I am prompted to file this minority re
port, because in my Judgment substantial
reforms should be accomplished in our
river and harbor legislation. This is im
possible without correcting many abuses
whloh are manifest In the opposing bill.
The following are tb most Important rules
which should govern;
"Provision fur the completion of an Im
provement when adopted, save la excep
"A greater degree of discrimination in
the making of appropriations for river and
harbor Improvements; by omitting projects
condemned by the experts who make the
surveys and recommendations; for a care
ful review of pending projects In the light
of present conditions; a must careful con
sideration before the adoptioa . of projects,
with esperiei reference to avoidance ef kwrit
and dam construction, save In streams
which are capable of being made arteries
of commerce; a division of expenses when
exceptional advantages accrue to private
property of specific localities, or when the
protection of private property Is the main
object and navigation subordinate, the ex
clusion from the bill of proposed Improve-
, mrnts which do not have to do with navi
"A general policy of improving- the main
stream before attention is given to branch
streams, and the adjustment of depths and
dimensions with a view to uniform and
comprehensive plans for the development of
"An adjustment of relations between tha
railways and waterways with a view to
securing greater co-operation."
Three in Family
Die from Fever
Martin Isaacson is Third Son to Die
of Typhoid Within Three Month
Mother is Also EL
, Martin Isaacson, 1 years old. died at the
j South Omaha hospital Thursday morning
; from a prolonged attack of typhoid. Ha
was the son of Mr. and Mrs, Peter Isaac
son, 3(36 Jefferson, and is the third son in
family of nine children to die of the
j her dying son. He died at the hospital In
the presence of Rev. Charles W. gavldga
of the People's church, who came to pray
with him. The physician and nurses In
charge were there.
The Associated Charities have become
greatly lnti rested in the cases and havo
done ail possible to assist Mrs. I.suacaun.
The visiting nurse paid the home a vtxit
daily while the little children, Elmer und
Francis, were in danger.
The case is one of xirema pathos in
many of its features. The boys who were
stricken were the only ones who were aloe
to support the family. The fa'.hir left
home two years ao, but he returned about
two weeks or more ago, and It Is expected
that he will help support the little borne
in Ita affliction. The funeral of Martin
probably will luke place Sunday.
The boys were insured In rhe.Jled Men
snd the amount will be sufficient for the
benefits of burial, but very 111 tie will re
main. TAFT GOES TO MICHIGAN
President la Altead t'tlekrallna ef
Birth ef Republican Party aad
lavelliBaj ef raster Maist.
! WAjfHlN;TOl. April 14. President Taft
; has promuxd to go to Mmroe. illrh., St
'Jane 4 and attend the unveiling ot a m
; mortal stauie to General Custer.
I On tho same day 0ie president will gi
to Jackson to attend a celebration of ttr
I birth of the republican party "under ths
oaks" on July "1, Uw4. A memorial will be
I While the pnldent Is In Jackson he will
be visited by the enllrn mnver.l'on of the
BrothertHMMl of Locomotive Engine ra,
which will then be lu seuluu in Detroit.
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